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NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , MARCH 10 , 1911.
SAFETY APPLIANCE CASES UP.
Washington , March 8. The cam
paign for legislation to iirunmtu the
safety of employes and travelers on
Intoi-stato railroads became central
ized today In tlio supreme court of the
Safety apjillnnco oases from Tenties-
HOC , Alnlmina , Nebraska and Colorado
were up for ornl argument. Each case
Involved tin ? scopu nnil some the con-
ptltutlonallty of Uio Hiifcty nppllnnco
acts of 1803 , 1897 and 1903 to compel
common rarrlurfl engaged In Interstate
commerce to eaulp their cars with
Hiicli appliances aa automatic couplers
and continuous brakes and their locomotives -
motives with driving wheel brakes.
A Railroad Pool Broken.
New York , .March 8. A threat re
cently made by the steamship com-
panics to provide their Immigrant pas-
roiificrB with first class railroad trans
portation to western points at a cost
to the Immigrant only slightly more
than the fares as now charged by
the ralroads for third class transporta
tion , has broken the so-called pool of
rallrouds which handled the bulk of
the Immigrant truffle from Kills Is
land. The disintegration was accom
plished by the withdrawal of Lacka-
wanna lion- , with the notice that here
after It will compete for business on
an Independent hnsls. According to
the contention of the steamship
agents , the rallrond pool has had Its
Immigrant trains over unnecessarily
out of the way linos. .Many foreign
ers have complained that It took four
teen days to roach San Francisco.
To Nurse the Prince.
Kiel , Germany. March 8. Empress
Augusta Victoria arrived here today
to assist In nursing Prince Adalbert ,
who is 111 with what Is described as a
mild attack of appcndlclts. Emperor
William left Hremen for Kiel today.
This evening Dr. Knoke , the naval
. Maff surgeon In charge of the case ,
ald the prince's Illness was progress
Emperor's Son III.
Berlin , March 7. Prlnco Adelbert
third son of EinpcroY William , Is 111
with appendicitis. The attack Is de
scribed as a light one.
Hunter's Hand Shot Off.
Delden , Neb. , March 8. Special to
The News : Oliver Oxley lost three
lingers and half of his hand , which
were shot off , while out hunting with
Ildlph Harper on Sunday. They were
creeping along in the grass when his
gun exploded , the contents striking
him on the baud. It Is thought the
thumb and forefinger on his hand maybe
Bryan Says They're His Policies.
Boston , March 8. Declaring that It
was a greater pleasure than being
president to sit'back and see the re
forms he had advocated for years be
ing adopted by the 'west , more slowly
accepted by the east txnd publicly sup
ported and proclaimed by Colonel
Roosevelt and President Taft , William
Jennings Dryan addressed a thousant
members of the Boston City club , In
eluding leading business men and pro
fessional men of the city.
Mr. Bryan upheld the Canadian rec
iproclty measure , the recall , initiative
and referendum and the popular elec
tion of United States senators.
Two Bouts at Boston.
Boston , March 8. Tommy O'Keefo
of Philadelphia and George Algero of
Cambridge fought ten rounds hero tea
Eddy Murphy of South Boston got
the decision over Joe Hurst of Phila
delphia in ten rounds and Al Delmont
of Boston was given the decision over
Jimmy Carroll of San Francisco In a
Plnchot Is Pleased.
Now York , March 8. When Glfford
Plnchot , former chief forester of the
United States , whose charges agains
the Balllnger administration led to his
deposition , was seen here there was
no mistaking the satisfaction with
which he regarded the news of Sec
retary Ballinger's resignation.
"Mr. Ballinger's resignation was in
ovltable , " ho said , "and will be re
ceived with general satisfaction. It is
a welcome concession to the growing
determination of the country to bo
f represented by public servants in
, whoso hands the public Interests are
"Tho appointment of Walter Fishe
is also desirable. I speak with con
lldenco for we have been working to
gether for years. As vice preslden
and one of the sounders of the Na
tlonal Conservation association ho was
a vigorous and effective supporter o
the policies for which the associatloi
A PRIZE FIGHT PREVENTED.
Denver , March 8. With more than
a thousand spectators waiting and the
principals ready to go into the ring ,
the ten-round bout between Jack
( Twin ) Sullivan of Boston and Jack
O'Keefo of Denver was abruptly stop
ped by Sheriff Armstrong of Denver
county , who served an Injunction on
principals and officials issued by Dis
trict Judge Bliss at the request of the
Christian Citizenship union of Denver.
Sheriff Armstrong also announced
that ho would arrest anyone who at
tempted to pull off the fight. While
the sheriff was parleying with the
managers of the bout , the cashier , whc
had the gate receipts , disappeared
When the patrons demanded theli
money back , It was explained that the
money had been taken to Denver foi
Auto Owners Aroused.
Omaha , March 8. Ownars of auto
mobiles are up In arris over the bll
that Senator Shoemaker has Intro
duccd in the Nubniaktt legUlature anc
which ho says will have enough votei !
to secure its passage through bott
houses. The Shoemaker bill is design
cd to make It safe for pedestrians to
cross the streets In cities and towns ,
and also to enable them to pass over
country roads without fear of being
run down. It makes It unlawful for
any person to drive any motor pro
pHled vehicle at a greater speed than
seven and oii"-half miles In the busi
ness portion of any city or town , and
ten miles an hour In residence per
tions. It makes It also unlawful to
drive any such vehicle at a greater
rate of speed than fifteen miles per
hour along any country road. Auto
mobile men here and In the other
Itles will fight the bill , but Is not be-
iovert they con defeat its passage , as
lie legislature is largely made up of
Rosebud Towns Vote "Wet. "
Wltten , S. D. , went "wet" by a vote
f r > 0 to 8 and Winner "wet" by a
ote of 108 to 23. at yesterday's elec-
Father of Drs. Mayo Dead.
Rochester , Minn. , March S. Dr. Wll-
lam Mayo , father of Drs. William J.
ind Charles J. Mayo , died at his home
lore. He was 92 years old.
New Hampshire Passes Oregon Bill.
Concord , N. II. , March 8. An act
ramed on the Oregon plan of "In-
itrtictlng" the legislature as to sona-
orlal candidates was passed by the
S'ew Hampshire house , 268 to 70. The
louse also adopted a concurrent roso-
utlon calling on congress to call a
eglslatlon ronvntlon to adopt an
imendment to the federal legislation
irovldlng for direct election of United
WHAT OTHER TOWNS ARE DOING.
Because of the recent fire.at NIo-
> rara , the fliv-in n of that town have
corganizod and are now prepared to
irotcct Niobrara homes from lire dan
Arrangements have been completed
> y the Omaha Cold Storage company
: o build a cold storage plant at Dal
as , S. D.
The good roads committee of the
alrbury Commercial club entertained
: ho farmers of that vicinity during
which plans for better roads were for
The Dodge Commercial club has pe
titioned the Northwestern Railroad
company for a Sunday train. The club
ins now over 100 members and a fall
festival is being arranged.
Citizens of Stanton are anxious to
nave a sewer system of the first class
in their city. One epidemic of typhoid
fever , they claim , would cost more
than the entire system of sewerage.
Crelghton and other cities In the
vicinity are preparing for the coming
Over 10,000 has been added to the
Country club's treasury at Fremont.
Kearney baseball fans are out try
ing to raise $5,000 for the support ol
the Hub City baseball team.
Citizens and farmers of Marrlcic
county are planning to build a road
across the entire county. The' work
is to be done by farmers and other
To head off the "dead beat , " forty
Fremont business men formulated
plans last week for a. credit and col
The Commercial club of Albion , in
a monster meeting named members
for a "citizens ticket" for the coming
Plans have been completed for the
erection of a new Congregational
church at Herrlck , S. D.
Merchants of Leigh held a meeting
last night and formulated an organlza
tion of which Fred Dlers was elected
president. A Commercial club Is now
Commercial clubs of a number o
cities arc putting on home talent "min
strel shows" for the benefit of a good
The Kearney Commercial club is u ]
against the same proposition expert
enced by the Norfolk organization. A
secretary Is being looked for who
would devote all hla time to the bust
ness of the club. Letters have been
sent to other clubs who are in the
same dilemma , being unable to have
all their business done by a business
or professional man as it should be
done . Plans for raising money to hire
a paid secretary are being made by
Elliott Refuses Position.
St. Louis , March 8. Howard Elliott
president of the Northern Pacific rail
road , wired his refusal to accept the
presidency of the Missouri Paclfl
railroad to a committee of New York
men representing the controlling in
orests of the road.
Little Girl Is Hurt.
Neligh , Neb. , March 7. Special to
The News : Margaret , the 12-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mat Zim
metis , sustained a broken wrist of her
left hand Sunday afternoon , when the
team that was being driven by * one ol
the members of the family ran away.
JOHN C. FREMONT DROPS DEAD
Son of Famous "Pathfinder" Succumbs
While Talking With Family.
Boston , March S. Rear Admiral
John Charles Fremont , commanding
the Charlestown navy yard , for thirty'
six years active In the service , of the
United States navy , fell dead of hear !
disease In his homo at the navy yards
Admiral Fremont bad been Indls
posed for two days but was chattlnf
with his wife and two daughters whet
death overtook him.
Admiral Fremont was born in Sar
Francisco April 19 , 1849 , the son o ;
Major General John C. Fremont , U. S
A. , "Tho Pathfinder. " Ho graduated
from the United States naval academy
In 1872 and in 1870 was appointed t <
the command of the Susspinta and as
slated in'the- suppression of the rioti
in Baltimore in 1S77. In the Spanisl
war he commanded the torpedo squad
S ton , and at the conclusion of the wa ir
was made commandant of the nav ;
yard at Cavlte , P. I. , where he re
malned until 1902. In 19015-7 ho was
naval attache at Paris and St. Peters
burg , and for two years was In com-
iiand of the battleship Mississippi.
11' was appointed commandant of the
'harlcstown navy yards January 1 ,
Enraged Bull Attacks Tots.
West Point , Neb. , March S. Special
o The News : During thu business
li of afternoon , when thestrceta
vero crowded with tralllc , a herd of
altle was driven Into town for de-
ivory at the stock yards. Ono of the
nlmals became uncontrollable and ,
, ttmeted by the red cloaks and hoods
f a bevy of school children who were
ielng escorted to the matinee by Fred
Sonnenscheln , former mayor , charged
ully upon them.
Seeing the approach of the beast
ilr. Sonnenschein gathered live of the
hildron around him and endeavored
o shield them from the attack by his
wn bodj , drawing them Into the par-
lal shelter of a store vestibule. Ho
vas knocked down and trampled upon
by the Infuriated brute and but for
ils coolness and presence of mind a
amentable tragedy would have oc-
He htid the forethought to place the
IHU' ones behind him and took the
brunt of the onslaught upon himself ,
saying to the bystanders , who rushed
o his rescue. "Save the children ;
nc\cr mind me. " HP sustained the
till weight of the animal for some
ninutes. Its forefeet resting upon his
host , ho meanwhile fiantlcally calling
ipon the crow.I to take the children
After venting his spleen upon Mr.
Sonnenschein the animal broke Into
: he glass front of the building , rushed
o tlio rear door and emerged to wreak
ts vengeance upon intervening ob-
jects. wagons , store fronts and finally ,
ittempiing to enter the hotel , was
subdued. The children rescued were
Myrtle Edlnger , Helen and Minnie
Nucvetnann , Bonnie and Grace Young.
McLeod Dead by Accident.
Neligb. Neb. , March S. Special to
The News : John McLeod's death was
caused by accident and not by suicide.
Mayor Wattles last night received
mesfeago from F. ( . ! . Glesekcr , one of
the committee who went to Lincoln
to Investigate the circumstances sur
rounding the real estate man's death ,
stating that the Neligh people bad
carefully gone over the situation with
Coroner Matthews and that they had
oncluded that accidental discharge of
the shotgun , which McLeod Is believed
to have been cleaning , caused the
The theory ib that the first shot may
have killed McLeod and that , when
the gun struck the floor , a second shell
was fired , this accounting for the two
empty shells. It was an automatic
Th- remains were brought to Ne
Ugh this afternoon for burial Thurs
day morning in Laurel Hill , following
services at 10 o'clock in the Congre
Friends here estimate that Mr. Me-
T.eod was worth at least $50,000.
Indiana Legislature Adjourns.
Indianapolis , March 7. Amid shout
ing and singing of its members the
sixty-seventh Indiana general assem
bly adjourned at 12:07 : this morning
after a session in which much legis
lation important to the state was ac
complished. A new constitution was
approved and will be presented to the
people at the next general election.
Among the new laws is one defining
the city .ind the township as the sa
loon option unit instead of the county.
FOR COMMISSION PLAN.
Commercial Club Circulating Petitions
Among Candidates to Resign.
Beatrice , Neb. , March 7. The Be
atrice Commercial club has taken a
stand in favor of the commission form
The directors are circulating a reso
lution among candidates for city of
fices by which they are to agree to
resign if the legislature passes a law
authorizing cities to adopt the com
Horse Thief in Jail.
Valentine , Neb. , March 7. Special
to The News : Sheriff Rosseter left
last night for Lincoln , taking Tom
Malone to the Inebriate ward to be
cured of the drink habit.
Sheriff Rosseter received a wire
from Sheriff McAffeo of Greeley ,
Colo. , that he had one Ed Ingles there
in jail. Ingles Is wanted hero for
horse stealing , and Sheriff Rosseter
left for Lincoln to get the requisition
papers necessary to go after him.
This same Ed Ingles has already serv
ed one term In the Wyoming peniten
tiary for the same thing.
Daily News Folder Attracts Attention.
The Norfolk Daily News is attract
ing national Interest among newspaper
. men and advertisers generally at the
present time as the result of having
recently issued a folder concerning
the paper's circulation , the field it cov
ers. , etc. , that Is unique in literature
of this kind.
No other booklet of Information so
complete in detail has over boon Is
' sued by any paper in the United
States , according to national advertis
ing authorities who have written to
congratulate The News upon this fold
er. National magazines dealing with
newspaper and advertising topics have
commented on the circular and expert
authorities of national fame are ex
pressing their surprise and apprecia
tion of so unique a circular coming
f from a town of Norfolk's size.
The new folder Is a great advertise
ment for Norfolk as well as for The
News. Included in It Is a map of the
territory covered by The News show
ing the wonderful expanse of rich ag
ricultural region of which Norfolk Is
the railway and commercial hub. A
statement giving Norfolk's Industries
and possibilities is also Included , to >
y gether with a list of all the towns
ereached by The News , the number ol
subscribers In each town , the popula
tion of each town and the number of
merchants In the following lines of
biiBineVs In each town : Butchers ,
hardware , men's clothing , Jewelers ,
general stores , shoo stores , druggists
and grocers. The folder Is printed on
heavy linen paper enclosed In a rich
bro\vn cover , and Is being commented
upon by advertising men In the east
as a beautiful specimen of art of high
grade printing , as well as a uniquely
The editor of Newspaperdom writes :
"Your 1911 statement In booklet form
Is one of the most complete analytical
statements I have ever seen , and It Is
remarkable that you are able to show
and swear to a circulation greater
than the population of Norfolk. Your
Irculatlon in the city of Norfolk Is a
Igh percentage. The New York Even-
ng Journal , for example , at Its pres-
nt high water mark , Is less than one-
enth of the actual population of New
ork city. "
The C. J. Anderson Special Newspa-
er Agency In Chicago writes : "Your
Ircular statement IH gotten up In the
nest shape of anything we have over
eon. Both the planning , preparation
, nd printing are way above the av-
The editor of Printer's Ink writes :
Thank you for letting us see your
iterestlng statement of circulation.
i'ou are certainly to be congratulated
n your efforts. "
The American Press Association
vritos : "Your statement of clrcula-
Ion is about as classy a folder In re-
nrd to advertising as we have ever
een. It is not only well printed but
t Is convincing. "
Other national advertising author- !
les are commenting In the same way.
loss L. Hammond , editor of the Fre-
nont Tribune , says the circular IB "si
This folder together with an address
lelivered by W. N. Huse before the
\ssoclated Advertising club of Amer-
ca at the national convention last
ummer , which has been widely re-
irlnted and commented upon in adver-
ising circles throughout the United
States and Canada , and an article
.vhich recently appeared in Printer's
nk from C. B. Cabanlss , advertising
nanager of The News , have all at
racted such attention as to give The
News a prominent place in the na
lonal advertising world and at the
same time to advertise Norfolk ,
lamptou's magazine , among others ,
las written for Information concern-
tig a series of Norfolk News articles
Insurance Co. Names Board.
Almost SCO policy holders of the
jlkhorn Life Insurance company ,
some present and others sending in
heir votes by proxies , elected the fol
owing board of directors at the reg
ular meeting of the company held
Tuesday afternoon :
P. H. Salter , George D. Butterfield ,
Jack Koenigstein , J. B. Maylard , Rob
ert M. Peyton of Creighton , C. S.
Smith of. Madison f. F. Memmlnger
of Atok , Okla. , B. Mapes , and Joseph
Osborn of Meadow Grove.
R. E. Williams , the deposed secre
tary , did not make his appearance at
the meeting , It being reported be had
but 100 proxies.
Was It a Suicide ?
Neligh , Neb. , March 7. Special to
The News : Did John McLeod , the
Lincoln real estate man who formerly
Ived In Antelope county and a mem
ber of the firm of McLeod Bros , of
Lincoln and Valentine , take his own
life In his office at Lincoln Sunday
night , or was he murdered ?
Representative F. M. Housh of An
telope county , who is in the state leg
islature , telephoned to Neligh last
night that the coroner had not made a
thorough investigation of the tragedy
and that circumstances were such as
to warrant suspicion of foul play.
In consideration of this message ,
the following Neligh men , some Ma
sons and some Knights of Pythias ,
went to Lincoln this morning to make
a more thorough investigation into the
circumstances of the man's death :
Ed Gleseker , C. A1. Cassldy , Frank
Woodard and John Johnson.
There were two young women re
ceiving attention from McLeod , one in
Lincoln and one in Neligh , it Is said.
The Neligh girl received a letter yes
terday afternoon from McLeod , dated
at Ashland March 4 and postmarked
at Omaha Sunday evening at 0:30. :
The letter gave nd hint that McLeod
intended to take his own life , being
merely a business letter.
Had an Office at Neligh.
The many friends of Mr. McLeod in
this city and vicinity were shocked
when the news was given out yester
day morning that he bad , committed
No definite information was obtain
able in the many telephone queries by
friends from here to their Lincoln ac
quaintances until about 4 o'clock in
the afternoon , when R. B. Skinner of
this city telephoned Coroner Matthews
of Lancaster county for reliable de
tails. The statement was made that
Mr. McLeod was found in his office in
the Burr block about 7 o'clock , and
that the theory was that he had killed
himself with an automatic shotgun ,
two shots having been fired , the first
missing him altogether but the second
one taking elfect in the head. The
statement was also made that if It
was a case of selfdestructlon , the sup-
poslton was that it was a clear case of
a love affair. The latter clause was
thu point that the assistant in the
undertaking establishment where the
body was being held recited to Mr.
Skinner as no doubt the cause , but he
also said that the investigation was
still being made , In order to clear up
any theory of murder , and that the
Inquest was being deferred on this ac
It is a fact that is unquestioned that
Mr. McLeod was engaged to one of the
highly respected young ladles of the
vicinity of this city. He was about 39
years of age.
s' ' The undertaker at Lincoln stated
thnt the body would be shipped to hie
brother at Valentine for burial , but
tills has been cited as coming from un-
rellablo authority and that the mother
has requested that the body bo held
until word Is received from her. There
s apparently no doubt but that thu
body will bo brought to this city for
The deceased Is survived by a
brother , Don , of Valentine , a mother
and two sisters , Mrs. Frank Woodard
and Mrs. W. Coutts , who reside on n
farm about twelve miles north and
east of Nollgh.
Mr. McLeod had real estate offices
in Neligh , Valentine , Lincoln and Ash
land. Ho was a member of Neligh
lodge I. O. O. F. No. 72 , and Encampment -
ment No. i"7 , Madoc lodge K. of P. No.
109 , and M. W. A. No. 573.
How Body Was Found.
Lincoln , March 7. Special to The
News : John McLeod , a real estate
dealer with offices at 124 North
Twelfth street , committed suicide by
shooting himself In the left breast
with a shotgun.
The real estate man's deed was not
discovered until morning , when his
stenographer , Miss Rosa Pllford , ar
rived at the office a few minutes after
8 o'clock. She noticed the door leadIng -
Ing Into the second room open. This
was unusual. Investigating a little
further she found the door of the third
and rear room also open. Peering Into
It from the front room she discovered
a hand outstretched on the floor. A
stall from the shotgun lay nearby.
This was enough evidence for the
stenographer. She How to a telephone
and notified the police.
An Investigation showed that the
man had been dead for several hours.
The discharge from the shotgun had
torn an ugly wound in his left breast.
It is evident that ho had llrcd two
shots , as the glass of a nearby door
Coroner Finds No Cause.
Coroner Matthews found nothing In
the personal effects of McLeod that
would indicate a reason for taking his
Miss Pilford said that she believed
McLeod killed himself because of
financial worries. She said that he
bad been acting rather strangely for
the last few weeks.
However , a telephone message from
Neligh rather weakened the financial
theory. It was said that McLood , who
had lived in Antelope county for twen
ty-five or thirty years , owned several
valuable quarter sections of land
Miss Pilford said that McLeod was
engaged to marry a young woman in
Neligh. She further stated that from
the trend of things and that from
McLeod's conversation she surmised
that things were not running smooth
ly In the love affair.
McLeod left for Omaha last Friday
afternoon. He told his stenographer
that he would be unable to return
before Saturday afternoon. He ap
peared to be worried. Saturday after
noon be called Miss Pilford over the
telephone and said that he would not
be able to reti'rn ' to Llhcoln that night.
At his rooming house , 1701 L street ,
it was said that McLegd spent Satur
day night there. He was not seen
McLeod , who was about 40 years
old ; was well known over Nebraska.
He had never married. Most of his
ife was spent in Antelope county ,
where he acquired a great deal of
and. It is said that he owned ten or
twelve quarter sections of Antelope
A brother , Don McLeod , In-
Valentine. He has been notified n'nis
McLeod moved from Neligh to Ash
land a few years ago. Last August he
moved to Lincoln.
School Bonds to Be Voted.
The board of education , at their reg
ular meeting in the high school build
ing last night decided in favor of the
plans for an addition to the Grant
school building and the reconstruction
of the old building , which were sub
mitted by Architect J. C. Stltt The
board's meeting was given over near
ly entirely to the careful Inspection of
these plans and It was finally decided
that the people should be * asked to
vote $14,000 bonds for the new addi
tion and the reconstruction of the
Buildings Frightfully Overcrowded.
The fact was brought out during the
consideration of the plans that the.
present Grant school Is so crowded
that only half day sessions can be held
in the kindergarten and the first
grade. Children living on Thirteenth
street find It necessary to walk the en
tire distance to the Lincoln building
more than a mile because of this
crowded condition. At the present
time there are two full grades In the-
Lincoln school which really belong In
the Grant school.
The new addition planned will take
care of all of the overflow and enough
money will be left for the entire re
construction of the old building , pro
viding a new modern heating system
and equipment necessary to make the
building as modern as that of the high
school building. It Is said other
schools are crowded , but at the pres
ent time some relief must be given at
the Grant school immediately.
It Is probable that the call for the
$14,000 bonds will be asked at the com
ing spring election.
Spring Election Fixed.
The regular spring vacation was an
nounced during the meeting. Begin
ning March 24 the schools will close
until April 3.
The president of the board was In
structed to sign the paving petition
for thirty feet paving on South Thin
HAICH SMITH HERE.
Colored Pugilist Who Fought Oscar
Gardner at Tilden , is In Town.
Halch Smith , a colored prize fighter
who met Oscar Gardner , "tho Omaha
kid , " In a memorable ring battle nea
Tilden ten years ago last month , whet
Governor Dietrich threatened to stop [
the bout , IR in Norfolk. Smith heard
that Norfolk was "wide open" and
dropped off hero on his way back to
Omaha from the Black Hills , to put on
a fight. He found the town closed.
Get Good Meat Here.
Uwdon , March 7. Hlihard Uurdou
Haldane , secretary of state for war , in
the house of commons declared the
supply of American beef furnished for
the British army as "excellent and
wholesome food. " This was his re
joinder to an attack renewed by Denis
Kllbride , John OVunnor and Rowland
Hunt. These three joined In the sug
gestion that diseased animals were
slaughtered and shipped abroad to bo
consumed by Hrltlsh soldiers. The
war minister characterized the anx
iety expressed as groundless and said
representatives of this government re
sided in Chicago where they super
vised all meat shipments in England.
County Option Beaten.
Lincoln , March 7. The Northun
county option bill was defeated In the
house by a vote of fifty for to forty
against. Two members were absent.
It requires fifty-one , votes to pass the
house. The Initiative and referendum
bill has not yet been able to muster
the required three-fifths , or sixty
votes , and may die In tlio. house.
Two Fights at Memphis.
Memphis , March 7. "Yankee"
Schwartz of Philadelphia and Joe
Mandot of New Orleans , fought eight
fast rounds to a draw before the Nn-
tlonal Athletic club. In a prellmlnarj ,
Ralph Callaway , a California negro ,
knocked "Kid" Happy of Boston ,
through the ropes and out in the first
Gotch Wins Match.
Duluth , March 7. Frank Gotch de
feated Carl Lehto In three straight
falls in seventeen minutes. The de
feated man claims to be the champion
of Finland. The conditions of the
match were that Gotch was to gain
three falls in an hour.
Chinese Drouth Serious.
Amoy , China , March 7. The drouth
in this vicinity grows more serious.
Little land except along the streams
is being cultivated. There is consld-
erablo fighting over the irrigation
supply of water and at Haetlng , a
Illago on the main land opposite
Ymoy four persons were killed In such
Italian Author Dies.
Venice , Italy , March 7. Antonio
Fogazzaro , the author , died today.
DENIED LOVER MONEY.
Shameful and Sordid Story of Illicit
Love and Greed Revealed.
Rome , March 6. Lieutenant Baron
'aterno , the youthful cavalry officer
who shot himself after he had stabbed
o death the Princess Guilia Trigona
di Sant "Ella , one of the beauties of
Queen Helena's court , Is improving
and probably will be restored to an
swer for his crime. Italian courts
sometimes deal leniently with the au
thors of tragedies growing out of af-
'airs of the heart.
It was ascertained today that the
inmediate cause of the murder was
.he refusal of the princess to give the
baron $4,000 with which to pay his
debts. It had been generally accepted
that when the queen's lady In waiting
net Paterno at the obscure Hotel
'tebecchenio , her visit was one of re-
mnciation , the imperial wishes that
she have done with the lieutenant and
seek a reconciliation with her bus-
mnd , Prince Trigona di Sant 'Elia ,
Jacob Walde of Winside was In the
Robert Fenske of Hoskins was a vis
itor in the city.
William Bryant of Blair Is In the
city visiting with his son , N. W. Bry
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Kuhl have gone
to Sioux Center , la , to attend the
funeral of a relative.
R. M. Peyton of Crelghton was here
Mr. and Mrs , R. S. Lackey returned
from Pilger and Stanton.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Mason of Mead
ow Grove were In the city.
C. S. Bridge returned last night from
a trip to Florida and Cuba.
Mrs. M. Schmiedeberg left at noon
for O'Neill to spend a week with
Mrs. Joseph Pilant and her son Ben
are at Omaha visiting with relatives.
R. D. Robbins and D. L. Gagan of
Danton , S. D. , were visitors In the
Miss Anna Boehnke returned from a
few days' visit with her sister at Lin
H. F. Barnhart is at Walthlll in con
nection with the county seat fight
W. A. Meredith of Chicago was In
the city visltng with his brother , Dr.
O. R. Meredith.
Miss Dorothy Salter has returned to
Waterman Hall , at Sycamore , 111. , to
resume her studies after a short ill
ness here. Miss Salter was accompa
nied by Miss Babbitt , a schoolmate
who came to Norfolk with her.
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Wells ,
Night Patrolman Ernest Sasso Is
again on duty after a few days of Ill
Harry Alexander Is reported quite
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Caldwell - -
well , a son.
A regular meeting of Mosaic lodge ,
No. 55 , will bo hold tonight.
C. F. Shaw has ordered a fifty-two
horsepower Overland automobile.
Mrs. Ted Walter , who has been
quite sick IB reported rapidly Improv
The Trinity guild of the Episcopal
church will meet with Mrs. Fred Got-
tlnger Thursday afternoon of this
I Walter Howe was a successful hunt-
er Monday , returning from Spring-
branch with a number of good sized
Miss Alice llosklns returned from a
lay's visit with relatives at Plalnvlow.
The board of charities lists for mom-
lorshlp have been placed In each bank
n the city and are receiving many
Henry Bowman Is minus two teeth
is the result of bolng Injured In iv
gaiiio of baseball with a number of
T. E , Odlorno , who sold his rosl-
leiue on West Norfolk avouuo to Ed
ward Skiff , has moved to 109 North
Fred lloche. who was laid up for
some time with an attack of appendi
citis' , was able to be In the city to
transnc.t business yesterday.
George B. Chrlstoph wont to Omahii
last night to arrange for a convent Ion
of the state druggists which will tain ;
ilaco at Falrbury. Neb. , In Juno.
Ororgo Wheeler has been perma
nent ly numod as a successor to War
ren Reuse , thoi rural mall carrier who
resigned his position to go farming
\V W. Dellart has announced that
lie will build a modern cottage on bio
lot on Nebraska avenue this year. Mr.
Dollart Is a prominent Norfolk travel
Winifred Ha/on , daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. M. C. Ilazoii , is able to be
out of bed today after the critical operation -
oration for Infection of the mnulold
glands last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter McFarland re
turned from Fremont , where they wore
married last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs ,
McFarland will make their home at
the Stear boarding house.
Nell & Miskimmlns , who have had.
charge of the music department of thu
Hayca jewelry store , have opened up
a music store on Fourth street and
Madison avenue , opposite the postof-
A regular meeting of the directors
of the Commercial club will ho bold ,
in the parlors of the Norfolk National
bunk tonight. A number of important
matters are to be discussed by the di
Election of officers and directors
was the program outlined for tuta
afternoon by the members of the Elk-
born Life Insurance company. The
meeting was held in the offices of the
Dr. C. F. Marquardt , the optician ,
has rented the office building at 414
Norfolk avenue and will move there
from the Shook jewelry store as soon
The Immigrants have been coming
as the paperhangers have finished
their work of redecorating the room.
Mrs. Henry Stehr , who is confined
in the county jail in connection with
the death of her son , Kaurt Stehr , IB
reported to have been very ill. Her
condition was critical a few days ago
and she is still confined to her bed , it
Rev. J. W. Kirkpatrlck has gone to
Wakena , Kan. , where he. will partici
pate in the dedication of a church of
which he was once pastor. His mother
accompanied Mr. Kirkpatrlck to Wa
kena and will remain there with a
William Kell lias purchased sixty
feet of the Davenport property on
Madison avenue and the Union Pacific
right-of-way. Robert Klug purchased
the remainder of this property and
will build an artificial stone factory
there this year.
Norfolk physicians are finding thn
UKO of the automobile very valuable in
their profession. One local physician
traversed over seventy-five miles last
Sunday , visiting patients in various
parts of this vicinity. This could not
be done In the old fashioned way with
a buggy and team.
The steady travel of immigrants to
the Rosebud country has not ceased ,
through Norfolk enrouto to various
towns northwest of here for the past
two or three weeks. One train of fifty
cars passed through the city a few
days ago. Most of the homeseekers
come from the east and are either
Germans or Bohemians.
Details of the accident which befell
E. V. Hulac , a Norfolk brakeman on
the Northwestern , are given as fol
lows in the Fremont Tribune ; "Thu
accident occurred about 10:30 : o'clock
Saturday evening , when Hulac was
walking along the top of a freight car
in train No. 35. The long spout on the
water tank at East End had been left
out of Its proper position and it struck
Hulac on the head. The train was
moving slowly so the blow was not
severe , but it was enough to knock
him off the car. As he fell he clutched
one of the iron bars that form the ladder
dor up the side of the car. By so do
ing he swung himself away from the
sldo of the car and fell clear of the
rails. H. was taken to the hospital in
the ambulance. "
Order of Hearing of Final Account.
In the matter of the estate of Sam
uel R Heltzman , deceased.
In the county court of Madison coun
ty , Nebraska.
Now on the ,7th day of March , nil ,
came Belinda 'Heit/.man , the adminis
tratrix of said estate , and prays for
leave to render an account as such ad
It is therefore ordered that the 3rd
day of April , 1911 , at 1 o'clock p. in. at
my office in Madison , Nebraska , be
fixed as the time and place for exam
ining and allowing such account. And
the heirs of said deceased , and all per
sons interested in said estate , are re
quired to appear at the tiino and place
HO designated , and show cause , if such
exists , why said account should not
U is further ordered that said Be
linda Heltzman , administratrix , give-
notice to all persons interested In said
estate by causing a copy of this order
to bo published In the Norfolk Weekly
News-Journal , a newspaper printed
and In general circulation In said coun
ty for three weeks prior to the duv
set for said hearing.
In testimony whereof 1 ha\o lioro-
unto set my hand and affixed my of
ficial seal this 7th day of Mr.rrh. A. D.
1911. Wm. Hat > s.
( Seal ) County Judge.
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