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TUB NORFOLK AVKKKLY NEW8-.JOUKNAL , FIJI DAY. DKCKMBEK 23 , 1010.
Protests Agalnat Hornet doing.
Washington , Doc. 20. The Honduran -
ran minister today protested to the
Btato dopnrtmont ngnltiRt permitting
the departure of ttio Hlciuncr Hornet
from Now Orleans , on the ground Hint
the voBHol contutnplutcfl loading a rev
olutionary expedition ngalnst Presi
Now Orlonns , Dec. 20. The United
Stntos revenue cutter Davy ngaln this
afternoon anchored alongside the
steamer Hornet and special customB
InBpectorfl were placed on shore oppo-
Hlto the Hornet's anchorage with In-
Btruotlonfl to report promptly any r.c-
tlvltlcfl observed In connection with
her preparations for Balling.
He Wanted to Kill Both.
Considerable excitement prevailed
at the homo of George F. Chrlsman ,
C01 Lincoln avenue , last evening when
Qcorgo Spogo , an Italian laborer with
a , 38-cnllbcr revolver loaded to the
muzzle , threatened the llfo of Mrs.
ChrlBinan and declared ho was waiting
for her husband and then would kill
them both. Chrismnn was notified be
fore ho reached homo and with the aid
of Patrolmen Basse and Livingstone
Spogo was arrested. Ho was taken to
Mndlson to stand examination by the
hoard of Insanity , a charge which Mr.
Chrlsnmn signed ngalnst him.
Spego's trouble started when he fell
In love with the widow of a railroad
man who moved to North Loup. He
wont there to visit her some tlmo ago
and when his attentions were rejected
ho came back to Norfolk swearing he
would kill her. Ho secured employment -
mont at the Northwestern coal chute ,
where Mr. Chrismnn Is foreman. He
also boarded with the Chrlsman fanv
ily and to them conlldcd his great low
for the NorUi Loup lady. Last week
ho asked Mr. Chrlsman's permission
to go to North Loup , but when ho wns
refused ho went , notwithstanding tin
fact that he gave up his position as n
consequence. When he came back he
told Chrlsman that hq was unable t (
see his love because six man armed
with revolvers were guarding her , A
few nights ago he took her photogrnpli
which ho always carried with him. ant
threatened to commit suicide. Holding
her picture to his head he was about
to shoot himself by firing through the
picture of the woman ho loved. Bui
ho was prevailed upon to think bettei
of this , aud since then ho has threat
ene'd ' to kill both' Mr. and Mrs. Chris
man because of his discharge at tlu
Yesterday he lay in his room all dnj
crying and In the evening about UK
time when Mr. Chrlsman usuollj
comes home from his work Spegc
came downstairs and at the point of i
revolver threatened the life of Mrs
Chrismnn and another lady who was
in the house at iho time. When UK
women attempted to go out of th <
house they found the revolver alwayi
levelled at them.
"I think It's about time for Georgi
to como home and then I will ge
him , " said Spego. When the olllcen
arrived Spego cried , "Oh , Mary , whj
did you have those men guarding yoi
when I wanted to see you. " Ho gav <
no resistance to the ofllcers , who de
clnro him Insane.
Spego came to Norfolk from Hum
phrey about two months ago , where hi
says ho was in trouble. He also hint :
nt being connected In a brawl nea
that place some time ago when i
man's throat was cut.
A MEAN FIRE IN NEW YORK.
Stubborn Blaze Lasts Five Hours 31
Firemen Narrowly Escape.
Now Yorkt Dec. 21. FIre early thli
morning In the Mercantile building a
s Hudson and Vestry streets occuple <
by Joseph Llbraann & Co. , papo
manufacturers , caused a loss estimat
. ed at $75,000. Thirty firemen had i
narrow escape when a back draugh
caught them shortly after the fin
started , but all managed to get ou
safely through the blazing and smoke
filled rooms on the first floor.
Scores of families In nearby house
fled to the street In a panic , but Uv
tiremeh were abe ] to confine th <
llaines to the business structure. 1
took them five hours to conquer th <
After the narrow escape In tne earl ;
stages of the fire , Chief Croker wouli
not permit his men to enter the build
Ing and they fought thq flames wltl
street lines from water towers am
the roofs of adjoining buildings.
BRITISH OFFICERS ON TRIAL.
Are Charged With Spying on Gei
Lelpslc , Germany , Dec. 21. Th
trial of the British officers , Captai
Trench of the rpyal marines an
Lieutenant Brandon of the royo
navy , who arc charged by the Germa
authorities with espeonago on th
fortifications at Borkum , was begu
in the Imperial court today. The 01
flcera were defended by the Germa
attorneys , Herren Von Gordon an
Otto. The British government wa
represented by Its own consul nt Han
burg. The defendants admitted the
were gathering military Informatlo
at the time of their arrest
1 Steamer Is Rescued.
, Las Palmas , Canaries , Dec. 21. Th
x Iraa Woormann of the Woermnn
Steamship line , which went out Moi
day to assist her sister ship , the Ini
I bert , which had been rendered hell
| : less twelve miles off the coast , n
If ? turned today with the disabled vessi
v In tow. Both steamers received tli
force of a terrific gale and some alan
for their safety had been felt
Carnegie Library for Madison ?
Madison Chronicle : A. B. Wan
secretary of Madison's public llbrai
board , has received n reply from Ai
drew Carnegie , through his secretar ;
Mr. Bertram , In regard to the mnttt
of Madison securing a Carnegie 1
brary building , concerning which M
Ward was Instructed to write him lai
summer. Mr. Carnegie has been ab
sent In Europe and has only recently
returned , which accounts for the long
delay In receiving a reply. Mr. Ward
has received the usual Information
blanks , and when these are received
and examined , a more definite reply
will In nil probability ho received.
There Is little or no doubt that Mad
ison can secure n CarnogUi library
building , the main question being
whether we can rot only a $ fi,000 build
ing , or whethur we can got a $10,000
one , and which ano we want the worst.
A $5,000 building will require a $500
maintenance fund for each year , while
n $10,000 building will require an an
nual maintenance fund of $1,000. Mad
ison nt present pays a maintenance
fund of $ GOO.
GIVES QUART OF BLOOD.
Nebraska University Student Sacrifices
to Save Woman's Life.
Lincoln , Doc. 21. John II. Good-
nough , n medical student at the Uni
versity of Nebraska , gave up a quart
and a half of his blood to save the life
of Mrs. L. C. Keek of this city , who
was dying of blood poisoning. Mrs.
Keek Is now greatly Improved and her
recovery is looked on as certain.
Edgerton Martin's Assistant.
Lincoln , Dec. 21. Frank B. Edger
ton will bo the assistant attorney general -
oral of the state of Nebraska during
the administration of Grant G. Martin ,
who takes office next month. George
W. Ayres , the present assistant In the
olllce , will be the now deputy. The
new assistant attorney general is n
graduate of the University of Nobras
1m with the class of 1900. At the time
of his graduation he was president ol
his class. He continued his law
studies In the George Washington unl
versity of Washington , D. C. , receiving
the degrees of LL.B. and LL.M. Foi
.ho past year ho has been practicing
law In Thurston county , Neb.
VIOLENCE IN WINNIPEG.
Winnipeg , Dec. 21. Many street
lira have been damaged In all parts
of the city by striking street car men
or their sympathizers.
At the Fort Hongo car barn , n crowd
of fifty strikers nnd sympathizers
nado a demonstration and were at
tacked by about soventy-flvo strike
breakers , who used clubs nnd swltcb
Several of the strikers were hurl
but no arrests were made by the po
NO HOPE FOR PATRICK.
Not Much Chance That New Yorl
Lawyer Will Get His Liberty.
New York , Dec. 21. The New Yorl
Medico-Legal society , which nas beei
trying to get another trial for Alber
Patrick , the lawyer serving a life tern
for the murder of millionaire WIlHan
M. Rice , in 1900 , will hear the repor
of their conmjUtee selected to wai
upon Governor White , at a dinner thli
evening. It is not believed , however
that the report will be very encourag
Ing , although none of the members o
the committee will discuss the matter
The committee , which is headed b ;
Clark Boll , the well known lawyer
wants Governor White to commuti
Patrick's sentence , pending a sclcntlfii
Inquiry. This case is one of the mos
famous in the country because of thi
number of distinguished men who an
fighting both for and against the re
lease of Patrick , who Is a lawyer o
eminent ability himself.
Waterworks for Battle Creek.
Battle Creek Enterprise : Battl
Creek Is to have waterworks that IE
Battle Creek Is to vote on a proposl
tlon to have waterworks , which wi
trust means the same thing.
At a meeting of the trustees Mor
day evening an ordinance providini
for an election for the purpose o.S votIng
Ing bonds in the sum of $10,000 wa
passed and publication will begin nex
week. A petition was clrculatei
among business men and citizens am
little trouble was experienced in , se
curing the requisite number of sigr
ers. In all probability a mass meetlni
to consider the matter In Its every dc
tall will be called before the electlor
which will be held January 15 , and al
will be given opportunity to make SUE
gestlons as to the best method of prc
cedure In case the proposition Is cai
EDISON SEEKS NEW FIELDS.
Mysteries of Electricity Pall on th
New Jersey Inventor.
New York , Dec. 21. We are stll
animals. It Is our egotism that cot
vlnces us otherwise.
The brain does not think ; It Is notl
Ing more than n phonograph record.
I do not believe in spiritualism , an
in regard to a hereafter , I am froi
No one knows what electricity it
only that it Is a great , a terrible fore
In the world.
Science as yet has not been able t
explain such a simple matter as th
energy which enables a man to writ
gle his finger.
I am tired of electricity ; I want t
discover a new energy.
Wo are matter , and we go back t
matter , but our bodies are motora th
use some unknown energy for tu <
until we wear out.
oolvo the energy of light , the vas
ness of space , or the unfathomable
gravitation , and then wo may be ei
abled to unearth the true theory c
the origin and cause of life.
In the midst of an Interview on th
mysteries of nature , solved and ui
solved , Thomas Edison , the Inventc
of West Orange , N. J. , paused almos
wearily and rubbed his chin rellec
ivcly and made n confession :
"I'm tired of electricity , " he said
"I want to find something new. Ele
trlclly was discovered from nothlni
and , as far as known , has no tanglbl
body. Neither has the energy whlc
runs through our body. I want to dl
cover a now energy and apply It an
IBO It the same as electricity , Eloctrl-
Ity rTcver has been analyzed. Liven
uul fortunes have been spent trying
o discover Its origin. Solve the cnor-
y of light , the vastnesfi of space and
ho profound mystery of gravitation ,
hen perhaps we will bo able to under
land better what makes your linger
vrlggle when you want It to.
"If from your brnln you can send n
eng mcHsnge to the end of your tin-
gor , why shouldn't It be possible to
end that same unknown energy over
a who and make it do your will In Just
ho same manner at the other end ?
Sloctrlclty Is a great power. It nc-
ompllshes what no other power has
over begun to do , and yet the power In
our body Is greater.
"Belore we can solve this problem
ncl discover what mysterious force
given us power wo had better find out
vhat Is on the other side of space ,
Compare the wonderful strides that
mve been made In the last hundred
ears with the opportunities given by
ho knowledge acquired and the
rhances of learning more In the etor
ilty of time.
"Tho life that exists about us Is
umatural , " he continued with a smile ,
'New ' York Is unnatural ; the people
n New York are unnatural. Every >
vhere there Is a constant change in
he manner of living. There must be
n reason. It Is Just a matter of evolu
Ion. We change with the conditions ,
"The city of New York Is like n
; reut big pond. Physical changes In
he lives of the pond's Inhabitants gc
in always. Constant physical changpf
are taking place In the city , too , nnd
vhnt Is the ultimate result ? In ordoi
o exist we adapt our manners ; cus
om and even senses change. We have
iccoine artificial creatures of environ
nent. As the world changes , so shal
he people. It will be only a mattei
) f time when we shall develop ne\\
euoes. The five senses that we him
will grow keener. We shall need more
o cone with the artificiality of * ht
"Hack" at Fremont.
Fremont , Neb. , Dec. 21. In twc
straight falls in five and three min
ites respectively , George Hacken
schmidt , the Russian wrestler , wor
from C. O. Busch , the Montana giant
An Aid to Cupid.
Ainsworth Democrat : As first alee
: o Dan Cupid , Judge Potter is certain
ly entitled to a fjont seat In the blf
show. During the ten years that he
ias occupied the position of count }
judge with the power not only t <
; rant marriage licenses , but also vest
d with the privilege of adjusting tin
voke worn by those who wish to em
Imrk on the inatrimonlnl sea , he hai
Issued a grand total of 537 licenses t (
wed , and of this number he has mar
ried an even 187 couples. As he hai
eleven months yet to serve he will un
doubtedly push the grand total of mar
ringes consummated beyond the 201
mark , which is certainly going some
for n country supposed to bo so sparse
ly settled. Judge Potter Is certalnl ;
popular with the young people and hai
such a graceful way of tleing the kno
that most of the young fellows taki
their prospective brides along whei
they call for their license and then
and then have the whole thing eve
without further fuss.
That Omaha-Norfolk Line.
Fremont Herald : C. W. Baker o
the Baker Construction company , wa
in the city the first of the week obtain
ing information relative to the rev
enues of various kinds which go ti
make Fremont the city that it Is sucl
as railway freight and passenger re
ceipts , postoffice revenues , number o
factory operatives , etc. so that h <
might submit such information to th
engineer .who has been going over al
the work of the past year , the repor
to be forwarded to the European car
Itallsts who have signified their intec
tlon of furnishing the money wltl
which to build the interurban railway
to and from Fremont. The engineei
without going into details , has stntei
that the proposition In Its entlret :
meets with his approval , and Mi
Baker Informed the Herald that th
engineer's final report would show th
Investment would prove far more lut
rative than his company had figure' '
If the capitalists decide they wil
father the financial birth of the intei
urban system , work will begin on th
Omaha-Fremont line In the earl ;
spring. The further plans of the con
pany will Involve much work on th
lines running north from Omaha an
north from Fremont before actual cor
structlon can be undertaken on then
The report of the engineer cover
not only the Omaha-Fremont line , bu
a line running from this city to Noi
talk via Howells , with n branch fror
Howells to Madison , Neb. , and anothe
line running from the main line a
Arlington to Craig , with branches t
Decatur and West Point , and the coi
tlnuatlon of the north main line froi
Craig direct to Sioux City , la.
The distance from Fremont to Noi
folk by the contemplated route I
eighty-four miles. When the line i
built it is intended to be a two-hou
service from Norfolk to Howells , an
an alternate two-hour service froi
Madison to Howells , which will glv
an hourly service from Howells t
Mr. Baker now possesses a quiet ei
thuslasm regarding the whole schemi
and expresses such satisfaction eve
the report which the chief enginee
Mr. Campbell , has made , that he ver.il
believes the Baker Construction con
pany will be In position to comment
active construction out of Fremont I
May 1. The franchise of the compan
requires the operation of the line b' '
twcon Fremont and Omaha befoi
January , 1912.
Runaway at Beemer.
Becmer Times : Last Saturday n
ternoon while driving to town with
load of corn Henry Janscn had a rui
away of no small proportions , an
from the reports and the look of the
debris , ho ought to feel lucky ho got
off as easily ns ho did. Henry was
driving a fractious team and one that
was especially hard to hold , and no
doubt would have landed his cargo
safely In the elevator had not n train
como along just as he was about to
pans the Martin Sharp" place. The
train scared the team and they start
ed to run. The team BOOH became mi-
manageable and as they accelerated
In speed one of the front wheels broke ,
thtm letting the wagpnbox tip to one
side , throwing Henry'off the load , nnd
ho was compelled to let loose the lines
and lot them go , in order to save him
self. The team ran but a short dis
tance till they upset the box nnd nil
the grain and , getting rid of the heavy
load , they came down the road pell-
mell nnd nt a brenknock speed. NearIng -
Ing the Martin place one of the horses
struck n tree nnd was Instantly killed ,
so great was the force with which ho
ran Into It. '
This ended the wild flight nnd the
romnnnlfi wore left scattered nil along
the rond. Henry was left unhurt with
the exception of a few bruises about
bis body , and the other horse was also
uninjured. The horse was valued nt
possibly $300. The running-gears o (
the wngon , nnd In fact , the entire
was a complete wreck.
Jensen and White Draw.
Sheridan , Wyom. , Den. 21. Franklc
White of Chlc'ieo nnd Petei Jensen ol
Sheridan fought a twenty-round draw
last night before the Sheridan Athletic
club. In the seventh round Jensen
knocked White down , throe times , but
the gong saved the Chicago man from
a knockout. Jensen forfeited part ol
the purse because he was overweight ,
Fights With Broken Hand.
Boston , Dec. 21. Fighting the last
seven rounds of a 12-round bout with
n broken hand , Hugo Kelly of Chlcagc
made a whirlwind finish at the Ar
mory Athletic association and secured
the decision over Frank Klaus of Pitts
Barada Beats McFarland.
St. Joseph , Dec. 21. After fifteer
rounds of the prettiest milling evei
seen here Jake Barada of South St
Joseph was awarded the decision ovei
Tommy McFarland of San Francisco
This was McFarland's first fight since
he met Ad Wolgast , lightweight chnm
plon. last September Wolgast break
ing his arm. The verdict was unpop
ulnr , the spectators clamoring for c
draw The fitch t wan not marred bj
any clinching , the men fighting in the
open I he full.route.
Fight 25 Seconds.
Albany , N. Y. , Dec. 21. After twon
ty-llve seconds of lighting In the flrsi
round , Bant Dorspy of this city knock
ed out Yankee Swartz of Phlladelphli
in a scheduled 10-round bout here.
A Tame Bout.
Pittsburg , Dec. 21. Walter Mono
ghan of Chicago , protege of Champlor
Jack Johnson , In a 6-round bout wltl
"Kid" Cotton here proved a dlsap
potntment to the fans , nnd there was
little In it to maintain interest. Cottoi
knocked Monoghan down In the second
end round , who stretched on the flooi
for ( be rount of nine , to aln a rest
It was Cotton's fight , although a hug
Morris Whips Hart.
Sapulpa , Okla. , Dec. 21. Carl Mor
ris of Sapulpa , Okla. , heralded as tin
"white man's hope , " knocked out Mai
vln Hart of Kentucky , former heavy
weight champion of the world , in tin
third round here. i
Welch Wins Over Drlscoll.
Cardiff , Wales , Dec. 21. Freddii
Welch , the lightweight champion o
England , won his fight with Jen
Driscoll , the featherweight cham
plon , in the tenth round on a foul.
Schools to Close for Two Weeks.
Norfolk public schools will clos
Friday for a two weeks' holiday vacs
tlon. The German Lutheran school
will also close for a vacation , but o
shorter duration than the publi
Most ol' the teachers will leave Fri
day morning for their various hornet
where they will spend Christmas am
New Year with relatlyes. At a mm
ber of the schools the usual hollda ;
sesblon will be held on Thursday.
On January 12 and 13 many prir
clpals nnd superintendents will go t
Lincoln , where they will attend a tw <
days' session of the State Superlnter
dents and Principals't association , o
which organization Superintendent F
M. Hunter of Norfolk is president , j
large attendance is looked for at thl
meet , at which C. C. Cary , state supei
intendent of Wisconsin , with heac
quarters at Madison , WIs. , will bo on
of the principal speakers. The them
to be considered at this meeting wl !
be hygiene and sanitation.
Girl Hurt In a Wreck.
Chicago , Dec. 21. A dozen person
were Injured , one perhaps fatally , 1 :
a collision today between the Mar
hattan flyer on the Pennsylvania rai
road and a switch engine on the eh
vated structure at West Flfty-sevent
street In the city limits. The locom <
tlvo of the flyer was thrown off th
track , finally crashing against a vli
duct girder when the boiler explode
and set fire to the baggage car an
mall coach. Among the injured wn
Miss Bertha Penrod of Leigh , Neb
cut and bruised.
ASQUITH SEES THE KING ,
i _ _ _ _ _
London , Dec. 21. Premier Asqultl
who came down from Scotland specla
ly at the command of King Georgi
had an audience at Buckingham pa
ace today. It lasted only thrce-qua
tors of an hour ,
It Is understood that his majest
wished to bo fully advised as to Ui
premier's views and the cabinet
plans for the future , now that election
Is over , before leaving London to
spend Christmas nt Sandrlngham ,
where ho goes. The king Is very anx
ious to tide over the coronation period
with the least possible political up
heaval and his Influence will bo ex
orcised with the parties In direction
of n compromise.
Mr. Asqulth saw moro of his col
leagues while ho was In London nnd
ho returned to Edinburgh on nn after
PRAISES COMMERCIAL CLUB.
Carlson Has Good Words for Organi
zation Working for Norfolk.
G. L. Carlson , the scientific horse
breeder , has opened his uptown olllces
Jn the Oxnard hotel building. Mr.
Carlson Is great in his praise of the
Norfolk Commercial club , which or
ganization , he says , should receive
much credit for many Improvements
In Norfolk. Ho bollovos that the club ,
Is now pushing forward after a num.
ber of months' handicap.
"Tho club has boon accused of doing
nothing when really they had nothing
to do with , " ho Bald.
Mr. Carlson believes the efforts on
the part of the Commercial club to
bring the farmers' Institute to Nor
folk is a great thing for Norfolk , and
the club should receive credit for what
It really does. The directors of the
club are working hard for the Norfolk
Institute and Mr. Carlson belloves that
they will succeed in their endeavors.
Arrested Near O'Neill.
O'Neill , Neb. , Dec. 21. Special to
The News : , T. P. Breeding , sheriff of
Madison county , In. , wired Sheriff
Orndy of Holt county Inst Frldny to
arrest nnd hold Wylle Hlldorbrnnd of
Wlntorset , la. Sheriff Grady locnted
Hlldorbrand n few miles out of O'Neill
and arrested him Saturday. Ho wired
the Iowa sheriff of the arrest and the
deputy sheriff from Iowa arrived yes
terday to take charge of his man.
Requisition papers wore mailed to
Governor Shallenbergor for the return
of the prisoner to Iowa. When the
deputy arrived In O'Neill the prisoner
.Hllderbrand , waived his rights to bo
compelled to return him nnd returned
this morning to stand trial.
Hllderbrand is charged with selling
mortgaged property in Madison coun
ty , la. Ho Is about 24 years old and
has relatives In Holt county near Dor
soy. Ho also has relatives living in
Iowa who are well-to-do , but it Is not
probable they will give him any US'
sistancc nt the trial.
He Is an Inoffensive. looking fellow
and this Is said to be bis first offense ,
Preacher Was a Grafter.
Fremont , Neb. , Dec. 21. J. C. Toll I
, ver of Ainsworth , who was in the cltj
on his return from Chicago , furnished
testimony in the latter city against o
preacher who had worked a smootl :
swindle game for over fifteen years
Mr. Tolllver was one of the preacher't
victims and that accounted for hit
summons by the court.
| Some time ago Mr. Tolllver secured
a patent on a winding stairway and
shortly afterwards he received a lettei
from a Chicago party who offered tc
undertake to put the stairway on UK
, market. Several letters were exchang
ed between Mr. Tolllver and the Chicago
cage party and finally when the details
were agreed upon , Mr. Tolliver was
informed that his picture should be
placed on the literature describing UK
stairway , and that he would be expect
ed to forward $3.50 to pay for the cut
Mr. Tolliver forwarded the money
That was the last he heard of his Chicago
cage correspondent , until he receiver
the summons to appear in court
Meantime , someone else who was
caught by the game made complaint
to the authorities and Mr. Tolllvor'i
name was found among the papers a
the house of the minister who was ar
rested on the charge of a swindle. I
is charged now that the minister dc
voted most of his time to writing let
ters to persons who had been grantee
patents. He was content to receive
$3.50 from each victim and the victim :
in turn preferred to drop the matter ti
taking the trouble to invoke the aid o
A Fire at Fort Dodge.
Fort Dodge , la. , Dec. 21. Fire de
stroyed1 the recently constructed con
meal mill and package department o
the Great Western Cereal company' ;
plant. The loss is $50,000 , partly cov
ered by insurance. '
Stabbed by Prison Mate.-
Lincoln , Dec.J21. Harry Hill , a con
vlct serving his second term In tlv
penitentiary , fatally stabbed a follo\
convict named James Kelly. The mei
were filing past their cells at the Urn
and there had been , so far ns known
no quarrel between them. Hill IB son
ing a C-year term for horse stealing
He was to have been released thre
days ago , but it was learned he hai
five months to serve on a prevlou
sentence and when Warden Smith s
Informed him It IB said to havoaroui
ed his anger. The warden says It i
a mystery where Hill got the knlf
with which he made the assault. Ke
ly is still alive but the prison phys
clan says there is no hope for his r <
Boston , Dec. 21. Rev. Norman F
Plass , former president of the R <
deemablo Investment company ; Chai
II. Brooks , manager , and John I
Trapphadon , an agent of the companj
were Indicted today by thefoderr
grand jury for using the malls In
scheme to defraud. Plass and Brook
were arrested after the company wa
raided by the federal authorltlci
Trapphaden was taken into custod
CONDUCTOR COOK ACQUITTED.
Falrbury Man , Charged With Frelgl
Robberies , Freed by Jury.
Washington , Dec. 21. Samuel (
Cook , the American railroad con
ductor whoso homo IB in Fnlrbury ,
Nob. , has been acquitted In Mexico of
complicity In extensive freight rob
An appeal has boon taken by the
Btate , however , nnd the American
must stand a second trial before ho
can bo free to return to the United
The charge ngnlnst Cook' consisted
In the allegation that ho. stood In with
n gang which throw off merchandise ul
It was the refusal of the Mexican
government to bring the case to trial
or to allow Cook to glvo bond that
caused Representative Hlnshnw to de
mand that the stnto dopnrtmont Inter
est Itself In the case.
TROTTING MEN ORGANIZE.
Western Breeders Meet at St , Joseph
and Elect Officers.
St. Joseph , Mo. , Dec. 21. At n moot
ing of horsemen representing a dozen
middle west states hero last night , the
Western Trotting Horse Brooders as
sociation was organized. The officers
are : Judge Clark Smith of Cawkor
City , Kan , president ; A. C. Thomas of
Omaha , secretary and treasurer.
A vice president was named for Mis
souri , Kansas , Iowa , North Dakota ,
South Dakota , Nebraska , Colorado ,
Oklahoma , and Texas. The object of
the association IB to help the Interests
of the breeders of race horses gener
ally and to work for lower rates for
transportation of blooded horses.
CAN'T CHANGE BOUNDARY.
Taft Sends Message to Congress to
Annul New Mexico Provision.
Washington , Doc. 21. In a special
message to congress , Prosjdent Tnft
today advised the adoption of a joint
resolution authorizing the annulment
of a portion of the constitution of the
now state of Now Mexico attempting
to change the boundary lines between
New Mexico and Texas. Within n
short time after President Taft had
sent the message to congress the sen
ate adopted n joint resolution author
izlng the annulment of a portion oi
the constitution of the proposed new
state of New Mexico as outlined by
The resolution also provides for the
remarking of the boundary ns estab
llslied by the Clarke survey made In
The house has not acted on the res
Fied Nelson of Pierce was here.
M. Nichols of Pierce was n visitor Ir
Hum , to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jones
Sheriff C. S. Smith of Madison was
hero on business.
Sheriff J. Goff of Pierce was In UK
city transacting business.
* William Kane of Crelghton was ir
the city visiting with relatives.
The Infant child of Mr. and Mrs
Robert Klug Is reported very ill.
Arthur McSweeney of Ainswortl
was in the city transacting business
C. II. Fucrst , P. A. Kans and H. F
| Reif of Battle Creek were In the citj
i visiting with friends.
I Horace Elseley of Anoka Is here t <
spend the winter with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Elselcy.
I State Agent Bohnnan of the Colum
bus Fire Insurance company was ii
the city transacting business.
Mrs. N. A. Ralnbolt has gone t (
Omaha to spend the holidays with rel
atives. Mr. Rainbolt will join her i
I few days later.
I Lawrence Barnes of Kansas Cltj
J was in the city enroute to his home a
Rapid City , S. D. , where he will spent
Christmas with his parents.
| Mrs. Lehman of Hosklns was In tin
D. Hodson of Madison was in tlv
city on business.
Mrs. Leroy Hunt of Tilden was :
visitor In the city.
Rev. Mr. Brauer and son of Niobrar :
were visitors in the city.
Chris Colombo of Colome , S. D
was a visitor In the city.
Miss Emma Schulz of Hosklns wn
here visiting with friends.
Dr. and MrSi O'Neill will go to Omr
ha to spend Christmas with relatives
Mrs. L. P. Ralston has gone t
Blair for a few days' visit with rek
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. McFarland c
Madison were in the city visiting wit
Misses Mable Brechler and Nor
Hans of Battle Creek were In the clt
visiting with friends.
Spencer Butterfield has gone to Ca
ifornla to spend the holidays with hi
parents , Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Buttei
Mrs. Gustav Gnirk and daughter c
Burke , S. D. , came for a brief vis !
with her parents , Mr. and Mrs. .
Father F. Gibauer has gone t
PJerce where he will attend the ai
nual Christmas entertainment give
by the students of the Pierce Catholl
L. V. Kennerson reports that an a
was stolen from his yard last nigh
"The only satisfaction out of that I
that I will not have to chop any moi
wood , " ho says.
John Phinney , manager of the Farn
ors * Live Stock company , has gone t
Pennsylvania to spend the holldaj
with his mother , who is 111. She is
years old and it will be a surprise t
have her son with her nt this time.
Frank Osborn has received notlc
that his boxing exhibition with Kl
Larson of Omaha has been postpone
until Now Year's eve at Brunswlcl
Clarence English , who was to llgl
Sailor Kelley hero Thursday IB mate :
ed to fight Kid Farmer at Joplln , Me
on that day. Clarence writes Norfol
friends that he Is anxious to con
hero to mix it with sonio good man.
Sam Kline , foreman of the Norfol
venue paving worlc , stalled a largo
umber of men Wednesday morning
t laying brick. Seventeen cars of
his material have arrived In the city
urlng the past two days and more IH
n the way.
UocausQ they worn putting down a
rick crossing Instead of cement as
oqulrod by the city ordinance , Union
'aclfio workmen employed on thin
vork"on Ninth Htreo.1 and Park nv
nuo wore stopped by order of the city
Judge A. A. Welch has ent notices
o a number of attorneys Interested In
ast's which will vouni at the next term
f district court , that the court tins
djonrned until December 2 ! ) on ac-
ount of the meeting of the bar HHSO-
Intlon at Omaha December 27 and
8. Court will convene at Madison on
) ecombor 29 , says Judge Welch.
T. Torrnnce of Lynch , who Is In tint
mploy of the government ou n star
onto , Is In the city selling books.
3oino time ago Mr. Tornmce lost both
egs under a train , one below and one
hove the knee. At a Norfolk hotel
to wns met by several frlcmla whu
eclaro him to be one of the most In-
ustrlous cripples In this territory.
Traveling men are going home for
lie holidays. In the sample room * of
lie Norfolk hotolw thnre has been a
> lg rush In shipping away the sample
runks and today there are but n few
f these big trunks left , showing that
lie man of the grip Is about to take n
Christmas rest. Hy Monday night
very sample room In the hotels hero
vlll be vacant.
Norfolk business men are answering
ho call for aid lor the poor this year
vlth great energy. At many of the
tores In the pity , the clerks have been
busy sorting out the stock , and many
hoes and otheV wearing apparel have
icon set aside for the poor this year ,
n Omaha nnd Chicago newspapers
are making a call On all "Good Pel-
ows" to aid the poor who are not
Ikely to b6 visited by Santa Claim ,
lustiness men are the "good fellows"
of Norfolk and they arc working zealously
ously along this line.
Through the Influence of Superlnten-
lent V. M. Hunter , the agricultural
class of the Norfolk public schools lsf
ecelvlng Instructions on the dumb an-
mnl ( the horse and cow ) from G. L.
arisen , the scientific horse brooder ,
it his breeding barns on East Norfolk
ivenue. Tuesday the class received
about an hour's instruction on the
lorso , and Wednesday afternoon an
other hour was given to them In a loc-
uro about cows by Mr. Carlson. Mr.
ilunter was present at these lectures ,
vhlch will continue until Friday.
George Spego , the Italian charged
with Insanity and who Monday night
hreatened the lives of Mr. and Mrs.
George Chrlsman , is still in the city
ail awaiting the arrival of Sheriff
Smith , who will take him to Madlflon
> efore the board of Insanity. A local
attorney who Is counsel for the widow
for whom Spego declares his love ,
says that Spego called f at his homo
and at his ofllce some months ago
asking about the widow's affairs. It
ias become known that the widow re
ceived about $2,500 from the railroad
company after her husband was killed
nnd It Is thought Spego's love was
; reatly intensified when he discovered
Confirm New Commissioners.
Washington , Dec. 21. The senate
confirmed C. C. McCord of Kentucky
nnd B. II. Meyer of Wisconsin to bo
members of the Interstate commerce
THE HORNET SAILS AWAY.
Search by Federal Officers Finds No
Now Orleans , Dec. 21. The steamer
Hornet , after a final thorough search
by federal authorities to make sure
that she carried no military equipment
to be used In a revolutionary expedi
tion , weighed nnchor shortly before
noon today and .sailed on her mysteri
ous voyage to Central American wa
Dismisses Suit for Fees.
DCS Molnes , Dec. 21. Judge \V. H.
McHenry , In district court nt Dea
Moincs , today dismissed a suit for a
million dollnrs btnrted by Attorney
General Dyers , representing the state ,
against the Western Union Telegraph
company for failure to pay license
fees. The dismissal wns based upon a
recent decision of the United States
supreme court Involving the state of
Kansas ) .
A Railroad Pays 10 Percent.
Philadelphia , Dec. 21. The direct
ors of the Lehigh Valley railroad de
clared a seml-annunl dividend of 5 per
cent , an Increase of 2 percent over the
dividend paid last June. This puts the
stock on an equal basis 10. percent.
This Is an Increase of 4 percent per
Washington , Dec. 21. Congress has
adjourned for the holiday recess until
January 5. Little business was done
In either house today , owing to the
difficulty of keeping enough members
in their seats to Insure n quorum.
Our schools close Friday for two
N. D. O'Brien , who has been out on
the O'Brien ranch for several weeks ,
has returned to his homo In Kansas
Mrs. Maud Teeters has returned to
her home In Helena , Mont. , after an
extended visit with Mrs. William Grif
The following young people are
homo for the holidays : Ollie Sturdo-
vant , Joe Rhokc , Earl Stillson and
Merle Ilookstra from the state uni
versity ; Charles Tomsk-It from Crelgh
ton university ; Gladys Lumsdon and
Sylvia Robinson from Bellevue , and
Enla Stllson froio the convent at
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