The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, March 17, 1911, Page 5, Image 5
THE NOIlFOLIv WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , MAKCH 17 , 11)11. ) ITALIAN JURY 18 SECURED. \ At Last nil Beats are Filled to Try the Band of Murderers. Vltorho , Itnly , March 1C. Aflor much difficulty u Jury was secured to day for the trlnl of the thirty-six mom- liorB of the Cnmorrn who nru charg ed , In various degrees , with the mur ders of their follow thieves , ( lonniirro Cuoccolo and the Inttor'x wife , Marie Cutlnolll Cuoecolo. The four HoutH left vacant whnu court adjoiinicd yeslor- day were tilled during the forenoon and two Jurors In nddlllon to thoHo required liy law also were Hworn In. .When the Innt Juror had ( iiialllled President Hlanohl iidjourned court un til thin afternoon when the proceed ings were reHiinicd. Dr. Noyer Injured. Vnlontlno , Nub. , March lli. Special to The NOWH : Word Jimt reached here that Dr. NoycH , United States veterinarian , who lives hero , was quite vorloiiKly hurt In a runaway near Sprlngvlow Hoinowhcie. Ills team bo- cnino frightened and ran away , throw- In ? ; the doctor out Into a wire fence , cutting htm and bruising him up quite iNidly. An automobile will leave hero Thursday and go over and bring him to hln homo In tliln city If he IH so ho cnn bo moved. Newspaper Men Safe. San Diego. Calif. , March If. . . Albert vVuest , clubman and driver of the mo tor car In which Kdltor W. 1) . You niarlcom , of .tho San Diego Tribune , and a party of newspaper men started for Knsomida , Lower California , early V'unday and lost his course , arrived hero yoHtorday. Ho ivportod the rest of the party Halo at Tijuana , Mex. , though having undergone great hard ship. ship.Wiienl Wiienl reports that a baud of rebels killed the. Alcalde at Real Castillo , when ho refused to obey a demand for provisions and horses. Real Castillo Is llfty miles south of th6 border. Wuest says that rebels In bands of ten to twenty-five are occupying the country between Esenada and Tljuna , robbing ranches and hamlets of horses and provisions. Leaders of these bands assorted that when fully equip ped they would consolidate and attack Ensenada. Olllclal Information received here is that Governor Vega sent a force of 140 Mexican troops from Ensonada to clear the country of Inmirroctos and bandits. This force started northward and must inarch llfty miles to the llrst camp of the rebels. Western Tennis Tourney Dates. Chicago , March 15. A schedule of the western tennis tournament was adopted here by the executive com mittee of the Western Tennis associa tlon. 'The chief tournament , the wes tern championship , was dated for the Onwentsla club .Inly 22 to 20. The following 'events ' were sched uled. North Dakota championship , Grand Forks. N. p. , July 10-15 ; I III nois Htate championship , Azote club , July 8-15 ; Northwestern champion ship , Minnctonka , Minn. , July 17-22 ; Kansas City tourney , Kansas City July 20 ; National doubles , preliminary August 1-2 ; National clay court chain plonship , Omaha , August 5-12. Dates for the Wisconsin state cham ploushlp and city and county tournoy.s will bo decided within a week. "Unk" Russell Wins. Kansas City , March 15. "Unk" Una sel of Philadelphia gained a well earn cd decision over Young Otto of Now York in a ten-round bout hero. \ McFarland Outpoints Owen Moran Now York , March 15. Packoy Me Farland , the Chicago lightweight , out pointed Owen Mornn , claimant of the English lightweight championship , a every stage of their ten-round figln before the Fairmont Athletic club hero last night. It was a clean , hard found battle throughout. A Bout at St. Joe. SI. Joseph , March 15. Freddie Dau tola of St. Joe , to a fiercely fough contest , knocked out Eddie Howard o 8t Louis in the tenth round of scheduled fifteen-round bout. New Kansas Utllltiea Law. Topeka , Kan. , March 15. Govorno Stubbs signed the public utilities com mission bill. The bill limits the juris diction of the commission to the state wide utilities , leaving local utilltic under the Jurisdiction of local govern incuts. Republicans Hold Caucus. Republican councilmanic nominees First Ward Dr. H. J. Colo. Second Ward J. C. Larkin. Third Ward B. A. Amarine. Fourth Ward Robert Eccles. Following are the delegates to the city convention : First Ward Dr. H. J. Cole , W. H. ninkoman , Hurt Mnpes. M. D. Tyler , Dr. C. S. Parker. W. A. Wltzigman , N. A. Huse , E. M. Clements , E. R. Hayes , C. C. Gow , W. J. Gow. ( Chairman and secretary to 1111 all vacancies. ) Second Ward S. D. Robertson , J. A. Porter , John Phinney , J. C. Larkin , Jack Koenigstoln , C. P. Parish , D. B. Duffy. A. II. Kiesau , C. E. Hartford , J. W. Ransom , F. E. Carrlck , Z. F. Me- Ginnls , R. F. Bruce , George- . Lain- jf bert. S. D. Robertson _ was chosen commltteemnn. Third Ward R. II. Reynolds , C. F. Shaw , William Beswlck , George N. Heels , M. C. Hazen , J. II. Vanhorn , E. L. Loucks , N. S. Weetrope , S. T. Ad. ams , F. S. Genung , J. M. Covert. R , H. Reynolds was ivido commlttoeman. In the First ward caucus , E. R , Hayes was elected chairman and N. A , Huse secretary. In the Second ward S. D. Roborteon was chairman and V , V. Light secretary- Third ward , J. II , Lough , chairman , M. C. Hazon secre tary. Vote to Move the University. Lincoln , March 15. The report ol the university committee was approv ed by the flonato after a delay of sev ral wceka. Tlbbots tried to get trough a motion not to concur , but as defeated , 14 to 19. Ollln , chair- inn of the committee which reported or removal , Insisted that some action o taken upon the decision which has Iready been approved by the house. Ibbets spoke Against the removal , do- larlng that It would bo unwise Ilium- lally and educationally to remove the Milldlngs from the city minims to the ma campus. The house spent nearly all day In onslderatlon of the general malnlcn- nco bill. The recommendations of he llnanco ways and means commit- ce are still under discussion and vhen ( ho house adjourned the division f the stato'n tlnances had not been omplelcd. Feathers Stay On Milady's Hat. The Nebraska senate killed the bill ntonded to prohibit the salof feat li nt for women's liats , whether the lumage be taken from birds killed n Nebraska or other states. County Option in Missouri. Jefferson City , Mo. , Marcn 15. Lo- al option , county unit , won in the louse when that body reconsidered ho action by which the bill was made special order for Thursday and not- i'itliKtanding a filibuster against the neasure , patmed it late In the after- loon. Product local option for the arger cities was defeated. The bill or a municipal court for St. Louis ailed of passage in the senate , by urge vote. A bill paused calling for pt'rlnllection In November to deter- nine whether a commission to pro- are a now state legislation shall be allod May 12 , 11)12. ) Senate conferees 311 the now capltol bill agreed upon a ubstltuto measure Increasing the unount fiom $3,000,000 10 RHOO.OOO o as to include n fund for furnishing ho building. GENERAL STRIKE POSSIBLE. Express Drivers in New York Prepare for a General Walk-out. New York , March 15. The calling ) f a general strike of express drivers n New York and Jersey City was auctioned at a joint session of the greater New York executive council f the International Brotherhood of 'canisters and the general council of canisters of Jersey City. The strike vas not ordered but a committee was ippointcd to present the strikers' rlevances to the Adams Express com pany today and ask for a conference o adjust them. It was said at the itrlkers1 headquarters that sentiment vas for calling a general strike if the onference was refused. INDICTMENTS IN DANVILLE. No Leading Politicians Indicted Ad journ Till Election Day. Danville , 111. , March 15. After re- timing thirty-seven indictments , but 'ourteen of which were political of- 'enses , the grand jury was dismissed by Judge Kimbrough until April 17 , the day preceding the city election , s'o politicians or leading citizens were indicted , , the accused being all pre cinct captains and workers about the lolls. William F. Brown , a member of the city election commission , was ndictcd for receiving money from a candidate , to Influence his vote. The grand jury adopted resolutions which will be sent to the governor ind members of the state assembly that a law bo enacted making the first offense for purchasing votes dis franchiscment for five years , and the second dlsfranchiscment for life. Other resolutions wore adopted com plaining of the obstructive tactics of leading men and condemning County Judge Lawrence T. Allen for appoint ing Brown on the city election com mission. For Carrying a Gun. Crcighton , Neb. , March 15. Speclu to The News : Ed Rubel , a farmer living near Creighton , was fined $25 and costs for carrying concealed weap ons. II is alleged that a few days ago Rubel made a wild west gun play on the street , and threatened to fill Ax toll Anderson full of lead , and thai Anderson merely smiled and Inrlted Rubel to blaze away. Further hostl ! itles weno prevented by Mrs. Rube stepping in front of the gun and im ploring her husband to desist and go home , it was said. Anderson and Rubel were associat cd in several business deals. STRIKEBREAKERS ON WAGONS. Adsmc Express Company Strikers Places Filled by New Men. New York , March 15. Practically the entire service of the Adams Ex press company was put into operation this morning , about 100 wagons being manned by crews of strikebreaker who have taken the places of the regular ular drivers and helpers who have been on strike for several days. TYy Woman for Murder. Hartington , Neb. , March 15. The trial of Mrs. Maggie Davis for the murder , November 2 last , of Ira Churchill , a well known farmer , who lived near Coleridge , Neb. , was begun : in the district court of Cedar county at 11 o'clock and at the same term of the district court is set for hearing the petition of Mrs. Davis , filed more than a year ago , for a divorce from her husband , William Davis , so that she would bo free to marry Ira Churchill , the man she later killed. Great inter ; est is being shown in the case. Insanity May Be Defense. The nature of the defense Attorney Mlllard will offer for liis client is un certain. At any rate ho refuses to divulge his hand until the proper time to play it. Ho does not deny that he will try to show that Mrs. Davis wae not in her right mind when she killed Ira Churchill. It is understood that the only witness that has been sub poenaed for the defense is Mrs. Clara Karo , formerly proprietor of the Mer chants hotel , the place where Mrs , Davis was kept for several days aftei ifher arrest on the murder charge. Mrs , varo has told friends about town that Irn. Davis acted etxremoly queer vhen she wan boarding at the hotel. Vhat else Mr. Ilubbard may have up ils sleeve is not known , Glad She Killed Him. Mm. DavlK , when questioned after er arrest as to the motive for the rime , said that she was glad shu had filed Ira Churchill , as he had "done cr dirt. " The authoi itles say she murdered "hurchll ! becauno ho disappointed her. They think she started suit for a dl-1 oroe believing that Churchill \sould narry her. Last summer Churchill vent away and married n young girl. 'hen ho caino back to his farm with Us new bride. Stung by the bitter eellng that she had been thrown side for another woman after she had acrlllced a home , the Davis woman vas filled with a raving desire to got t > \cngc. She went to a farmhouse icar the Churchill homo and secured vork. While she labored during the lay. she planned on getting the life f the man who , she said , promised to n.ike her hia wife. Often after night had fallen she was een to leave the little farmhouse and ; o in the direction of the Churchill dare. She explained that she was ifter fresh air and wanted to bo alone , lor little child , a girl 10 years old , vas not with her on the farm , so she lid not see her mother on these HOC- urnal parades. On the night of November 2 , last , ho determined to end the llfo of . 'Inn-chill , and started for his homo. f was after 8 o'clock when she found ilm in the barn milking cows. She Irod four shots at him from a . 'AS- lbor revolver. All went true to heir mark. Three entered his head ind ono went into his left breast , lo died a few minutes later , resting n the arms of his wife. MUST FREE AMERICANS. Uncle Sam Tells Mexico to Turn Loose Two of Our Men. Washington , March 15. An investi gation having convinced the American ; ovornment that Edwin Blatt of Pitts- mrg , Pa. , and Lawrence Converse of ,09 Angeles , Calif. , hold as prisoners at Juarez , Mexico , had been captured on American soil , the state depart- iit asked the Mexican government to release them. The request was do- ivercd to the Mexican embassy at Washington. Tim case has been under Investlgo : ion for several weeks by the depart ments of the state and justice. Thn inquiry has developed that the m n undoubtedly wore apprehended on this side of the boundary , not very far from the line , but in the United States. It remains for the Mexican authorities to prove that the scene of the entire procedure has been within the Jurla diction of Mexico or else set the men at liberty. Blatt and Converse were arrested on February 22 and confined In the federal prison at Juarez on charges in connection with the plot against President Diaz. The state department shortly after the arrests was assured that the men would receive fair trial * . INSANITY EXPERTS BATTLE. One Bunch Says Woman Is Insane , Another Bunch Contradicts. Albany , N. Y. , March 15. A battle of medical experts was in prospect today when the trial of Mrs. Edith Melber , charged with the murder of her child , was resumed before Su preme Court Justice Howard. Three alienists have testified that the ac cused is insane , has always been in sane and will bo until she dies. They say she is a victim of "imbecile insan ity , " and upon their testimony and that of the lay witnesses who have told of her erratic conduct , Mrs. Mol- ber'a counsel hopes to save her from the electric chair. To combat this testimony , the pros ecution has engaged four medical ex perts. Entertain for Mrs. Kelper. Pierce , Neb. , March 15 : Special to The News : The Woman's club enter tained in honor of Mrs. Keipor , for merly wife of the superintendent of insane hospital at Norfolk , but now of f Los Angeles , at a four-course luncheon at 1 o'clock yesterday at the home of Mrs. Woods Cones. Mrs. Kelper just returned from a trip around the world and is visiting friends at Pierce. She organized the Woman's club llfteen years ago. The color scheme was IXM ! and white. Table decorations were American beauty roses and white car nations. After luncheon a short mu sical program was rendered. Mrs. F. J. Rastede and Mrs. C. W. Ulrlch fa vored the guests with piano solos. Mrs. Charles Stewart sang a solo. Mrs. Helper gave a talk on her trip [ around the world and gave a very good and interesting description of the costumes and the mode of travel ing in the different countries. She saw the Passion play at Oberammer- gau. Mrs. W. E. Bishop was also a guest of honor. Ptomaine Kills a Child. Des Moines , March 15. Louise Mann , aged 5 , is dead and three others Mabel Mann , Andrew Mains and M. V. Jones are seriously 111 as the re sult of ptomaine poisoning from eat ing canned peas. The child died about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon , death being due to the breaking of a blood vessel while In a paroxysm of suffer ing. Physicans say the others will ro < co\vr. The School Board View. Norfolk , Neb. , March 14. Tp the Voters of the School District of the City of Norfolk : In yesterday's issue of The Daily News wo had printed the legal notice of an election to decide whether or not this school district shall issue bonds in the amount o ! $25,000. We feel that ( he public Is en titled to a full explanation of the con dltion of our schools and school prop erty , and of the causes leading up tc this request for bonds. We then asV the public to decide the case of wheth er or not the bonds shall bo Issued , flatly upon Its merits. The purpose of the bonds Is to erect I an addition of two rooms to the Grant ' school building , and to provide a mod ern system of heating and ventilation In the same , and to orcct a four-room addition to the West Lincoln school lo take the place of the old Lincoln building , which must be abandoned In the very near future because of Its , dangerous condition. I Tim addition to the Grant school IH an urgent necessity an all patrons of that school will testify. The over- | 1 crowded condition there has caused the sumo condition in all our build ings except the high school. Wo should bo able to accommodate six grades at the Grant school. Instead of that we have none of the sixth grade there , and only one-half of the llfth. Those classes the 5A , < 3A and GB , must bo accommodated at the Lin coln schools. This of course crowds those buildings , which in turn over flow Into the Washington school. Even without those three classes at the Grant school , many others who live In the Grant school district are compelled to cross the tracks and at tend the Lincoln schools in order to keep the Grant school enrollment low enough to be handled by six teachers. The bad results then of this over crowding are as follows : 1. Ten of our twenty-throe grade teachers have an enrollment of llfty or more , no name counted twice in the enrollment , and some have sixty or more enrolled. No teacher should have enrolled over forty-live , and every pupil above forty in any school room greatly lessons the efficiency of the work done. 2. Many children are compelled to go long distances and across danger ous railroad crossings. This is both Inconvenient and dangerous. I ! . The Kindergarten grades aiid the 1A grades in all buildings can have but half-day sessions. The addition of two rooms at the Grant school would for some time at least alleviate these evils. The addition to the Lincoln school is necessary because the East Lincoln building is in a dangerous condition. Our attention was recently called to the fact that the floors of this build ing were very unstable. Upon exam ination by competent authority , it was found that the whole building was in an unstable condition , and that while it might bo repaired so as to last for a year or two , It ought as soon as pos sible to bo abandoned. The stairways in tliis building are so constructed as to constitute a veritable trap in case of fire. We have taken steps to have the floors sufficiently repaired to last through the present school year , but we feel that the risk to the welfare and even the lives of our children is too great to warrant us in attempting to use the building another year. We are , therefore , asking these bonds that a modern usable building may replace the dangerous fire-trap now occupied by 200 of our children. Now a word as to the rate of inter est asked upon the bonds. Six per cent school bonds will be easily mar keted. We believe 5 percent bonds can bo marketed. If the bonds are voted at ( J % it does not illegali/.e is suing them at 5 % , but if voted at 5 % they cannot be issued at G % . The bonds will be issued at 5 % unless the bond market is so close as to compel us to make the issue at 6 % . In call ing for the 0 % issue wo feel that we are merely playing safe , for experi ence in marketing our recent high school bonds taught us that occasion ally very small technicalities may be taken advantage of. Wo feel that in the expenditure of district money in the past we have in some degree at least merited your confidence , and we shall put forth every effort to prove worthy of the further continuance of that same con fidence in this matter. Respectfully submitted , A. II. Viele , President. 8. G. Dean , Vice Pres. John Welsh. # A. Degner. C. S. Bridge. Fred M. Hunter , Supt An Additon to the Cotton Block , The preliminary work looking to ward the building of an addition on the Cotton block wag done yesterday when City Engineer Tracy , with the assistance of his brother , was busy measuring off the ground on the south end of the building. The addition will bo one story high and extend to the alley between Norfolk avenue and Madison avenue and will adjoin the A. L. Kllllan store. Could Entrain Within an Hour. After a conference held between Captain C. L. Anderson , his staff of officers and the entire number of en listed men , In the company's armory on East Norfolk avenue last night , an nouncement was made at the officers' quarters that the company is prepared for any orders Uncle Sam cares to give them and that they can entrain within ono hour's notice. After a conference between the of ficers of the company a discussion was hold regarding the recent hurried movement of troops to the Mexican border. Every member of the com pany took part in this discussion' and it was apparent that the soldiers are eager to go to the front. The report that Captain Andoreor has received confidential orders to be in readiness to leave at a moment's notice was strengthened by the com mandant's announcement that those who care to join the company with a chance to go to the front , if such ar opportunity should present itself , could do so by making applications through him. Captain Anderson has beet swamped with letters from othei towns sent by men who wish to en list in his company. Some of the letters tors have been sent by married mei and these have been turned away. Captain Anderson declared that al though he wants a large company t < represent Norfolk at the Mexican bor dor , ho prefers men from this vicinity. "I bollevo Norfolk will get the op portunity to go to the front with the first call , if such a call Is given , " said the captain. "Wo can leave on ono hour's notice. Wo discussed the situa tion thoroughly last evening and all our Hold equipment Is In splendid con dition. " Two Battles Reported. 1C1 Paso , Tex. , March M. Federal troops from Matainoras and Torreon caught a band of rebels at C'oyoto ha cienda , near Torreon on Saturday last , according to mall advices , and there was considerable loss on each side. The rebels had just robbed the ha cienda. Friday in a fight at Sauelllo hacienda , 300 rebels and 100 regulars met and six rebels wore killed , all Americans , but unidentified. MAY END N. Y. DEADLOCK. Governor Dlx Says Progress Is Made at the Conference. Albany , N. Y. , March 1-1. Following a conference at the executive mansion today with Mayor Gaynor and Charles P. Murphy , Governor Dlx stated that progress toward settling the senator- shift deadlock was being made and t'at ' : ho hoped to have some. Interest ing information to announce later In the week. WHITELAW REID'S SON WEDS. Marries Wisconsin Girl in Rnclne Col lege Chapel. Hacine , Wls. , March M. In Racine college chapel at noon today Miss Hel en Mills Rogers , daughter of Mrs. lien- jamln Talbot Rogers of tills city , and Ogden Mills Reid of New York , son of Ambassador and Mrs. Whitolaw Rold , wore united in marriage. Rev. I. Talbot Rogers , D. D. , of Fond du Lac , Wls. , a brother of the bride , per formed the ceremony. Ambassador and Mrs. Reid were present. The groom Is a director and secretary of the Tribune association , publishers of the New York Tribune. He is a grad uate of Yale law school and a member of the Now York bar. Hold-up Man is Captured. Through shrewd detective work on the part of Chief of Police Marquardt , assisted by Patrolman O'Brien , Earl Ray and Sheriff Baumann of Fremont , the capture of J. W. Laff , charged witli holding up and robbing an old man in Lincoln a few weeks ago , was effccled Tuesday morning when Laff was put under arrest in the postoffico lobby , where he had called for a Mtcr , a me dium through which the authorities ) ad planned to make the arrest. Laff had a partner with him when ho held up the old man in Lincoln and they came together as far as Fremont , whore they parted , Laff coming to Nor folk and his partner remaining in Fre mont. When descriptions of the hold up men were received by Sheriff Ban mann , that official arrested the part ner and Laff was traced to this city. From a confession obtained from the partner at Fremont it was discovered that Laff would call at the postofflco here for a letter. Chief of Police Mar quardt stationed his men in the lobby and Tuesday morning his man appear ed and was arrested. Laff came to Norfolk from Fremont only a few days ago and has been en gaged as a carpenter for a local con tractor. Behind the bars , he declared hat Jail was an awfully cold place and that it was his first experience in cell. Patrolman O'Brien took Laff to Fre mont at noon , where ho was met by a . .Incoln officer , who took both Laff and ils partner to Lincoln. When the man was first taken , it vas reported about the postoffice that was one of the fugitive Nebraska penitentiary convicts. DAKOTA PROSPECTOR BURNS. Charles McKibben , Wealthy Black Hills Pioneer , is Cremated. Deadwood , March 14. Charles Mc Kibben , aged 55 , a wealthy pioneer jrospector , was burned to death in bis cabin near here last night. A amp IB supposed to have caused the lire. Turn from Porter. Den Moines , March 14. The Iowa democratic legislature today turned from Claude R. Porter , for whom they have been voting since the session bon - n , and cast forty-seven votes for Frank O. Connor of Chickasha county. O'Connor alone voted for Porter. Judge Deemer received fifty-two votes , Judge Kenyon forty-six. Four were paired and six were absent. Neces sary to elect , 74. Vetoes Kansas Inheritance Tax. .Topeka , Kan. , March 14. Governor Stubbs today vetoed the Inheritance tax law passed by the recent session of the legislature. The now bll changed the old law to exempt direct heirs from liability under the law. Was Burled by a Cave-in. Frank Genung , the plumber In the employ of J. W. Ransom on the pro limlnary work of the new garage on East Norfolk avenue , is today thank Ing both his luck and his working companions after surviving burial in a cave-in of dirt on the avenue. For several days past Genung an < his companions have been digging through the pavement in search o the sewer for the purpose of making connections for the new building. One large hole had been refilled after n fruitless starch for the sewer , and an other large hole was well under way Genung was working alone In this holr when the loose dirt caved in and bu rled him. His companions saw th dirt fall and the warning cries wer too late. They extricated Genung af ter some difficulty. He was not In jured. TUESDAY TOPICS. Among the day's out-of-town visitor in Norfolk were : Joe Blorn , Crelgh ton ; Otto H. Kruger , Pllger ; Wllllai i lloford. Crelghlon ; John lloyor , Hum. phroy ; C. W. Loach , Naper ; T. ( . ' . ( MI- bert , Mtirdo ; E. A. Murphy , Crelgh- ton ; S. M. Wyatt , Anoka ; 10. W. Vor- IWPKU , St. Edwards ; F. E. Frances , fill-roll ; JamoH Stephen , Carroll ; W. U. IJellowH. Carroll ; Mrs. 13. Crook , Winner ; Peter Volte , liosklns. Hay Baker of Pllgor was here. H. C. MeKliiHot of Stanlon was In the city. .Miss Hertz of Fairfax was a visitor In the city. James linker of Hloonillcld was here in business. George 13. Schiller of Central City Is In the city. J. J. Steart of Yankton was In the city transacting business. George Krumm of Tlldon was here. E. E. Miller has gone to Chicago on A business trip. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Stllson of Atkin son are visiting their daughter , Mrs. HriiHh. August Dock of Hosklns was in the city transacting business. Mrs. John Saoger of Plorco. who has boon visiting relatives , returned home. Misses Edith Herman and May Johnson returned from a visit with friends at Madison. Mrs. J. W. Dletrlck , who has boon III , has gone to Dubtiquc , la , , to spend n few weeks with relatives. S. G. Mayor Is expected In the city tonight from Ms extensive visit in New York City. Mrs. Mayor and chil dren will remain in Lincoln for a few days' visit with relatives. Mrs. Arthur O. Blmson Is reported ory 111. Engineer M. C. Howe is laid up with n attack of the grip. Mrs. Sherman Wllloy , who has been nitc 111 , Is much better. Mrs. Wade of Eleventh street and Taylor avenue is reported suffering from pneumonia. Frank Canole Is ruporled recovered nfter several days' Illness. E. A. Young , who has been very 111 with an attack of the grip , Is well on the road to recovery. The Trinity guild of the Episcopal church will meet with Mrs. W. R. Jones Thursday of this week. Fred Hellerman has been granted a few weeks' vacation from the Star clothing store and will leave soon for a visit on the western coast. Miss Edith Herman has resigned her osltlon as bookkeeper at the Star lothlng store and will leave for Los Angeles , Calif. , in a few weeks. Word was received from Rochester , linn. , Tuesday morning reporting that Vlfred Bohlander underwent an op ration for gallstones and that his con Itlon was favorable. Louis Ottmor , shoemaker in the Norfolk shoe store , is the luckiest unter of the season. Yesterday e brought in a large wild goose and a arge number of ducks. W. S. Wanser of Plainview and his on , W. L. Wanser of Oklahoma , are n the city packing up a stock of dry goods which they have purchased for he purpose of shipping to Oklahoma. R. S. Lackey reports the sale of the Sirs. Mary Conrad lot on Hayes av- nue and Eleventh street to Rev. E. J. Hammond. It is believed a resi- lenco will bo built there In the near utnre. E. S. Monroe commenced his duties is rural carrier on route No. 5 Mon- lay morning. E. E. Trulock was put n charge of the lire station. Mr. Mon oe will have charge of the station luring the night. Cleo Lederer returned from Omaha , vhero. he attended the convention of lie state Y. M. C. A. association. Mr. adorer reports the convention well attended. This convention , lie says , vas the best held in Omaha in six- eon years. A little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jdward Thompson caused some ex- itement in the Thompson home yes- erday when she swallowed a chicken bone which became fast in her throat. V physician had to be called to re move the bone. Ira E. Atkinson , general superinten dent of the Security Mutual Llfo In surance company of Lincoln , is in the city for the purpose of establishing a district agency of his company here , for which an office will bo opened in he near future. He was accompanied < y J. L. Edwards , who will have charge of the olllce and become the district agent. Wild ducks are very numerous in .his part of the country just now. Pour Norfolk hunters returned from Enola Monday night with the record number of ducks for the season. Six ty-three ducks , not counting tho&o which could not bo found In the water , were killed by Norton Howe , S. E. Martin , A. Koyen and E. Dahm. F. A. Beeler returned from Now York and other eastern cites , where ho spent a month transacting busi ness. Mr. Boeler declares the Sulli van boys of O'Neill are making good in the east and are popular In athletic circles. He declares the fight Jack Sullivan is reported to have lost was a hard fought one and that neither fighter received a decision. Ono crate of seed corn , the firsi shipment for the use of the local Con Growing club , arrived from Blair yes terday and is to bo distributed auion ? the members of the club within thf next few days by G. L. Carlson , whc Is donating this valuable seed corn at an Inducement to the club. Each cratt of this corn Is valued at $10. Eacl has been tested and great results ar 'C being looked for by the Commercla club , under whose auspices the corr club was organized. The two tramps arrested at tin Junction Monday noon were no brought before Judge Elsoloy for trial and according to the judge they wen probably ordered out of town. Fron the window of the jail can bo seei the large pile of unbroken rock am this is usually criticised by tramps win spend the night In the jail , and tin request of ono of yesterday's prisoner that the marshal give them "a chauc < to got out of town" may have beoi Induced by the sight of the rocks. Prospect Hill Cemetery assoclatloi hold its annual meeting yesterday am the ( niHtooH were all lo-oloetud , as fol lowi , : S. H. Cotton , C. II. nurhuul , W. J. ( Jew , S. G. Dean , H. D. Robertson , L. SoHHloiiM and Dr. II. J. Colo. The HOC rclary's report , showed a balance fiom lust year of $1,152.11 ; collections for Urn year- $1.107.12 ; expenses for the year , $ < iit.i7. : ! of which $11.IIS was for labor. There Is $11.000 In the perpetual turn fund In the hands ol Special Treasurer C. U. Durland , and Joit : general fund In ( he hands or Troax urer W. J. ( Jow. There were forty- four burials during the year , from No 70i ; to No. 7IS. A committee wax se lected to consult with the olllclals of the Catholic church with the view to having a wet Ion In the cemetery sot apart for the o.xelunlvo use of the people - plo of that church. Every Mamnilo lodge In the state of Nebraska IUIH received from Henry T. Clnik of Omaha a gift In the form of a gavel made from wood of the old trading post established In llollovuo by John Jacob Astor In 1S10 and a largo picture representing the ntato for 100 yearn. The Norfolk ledge re ceived Its gift a few days ago and It IIIIH been neatly framed by Mlsn Killtti Ylole and has already been viewed and admired by a largo number of local Masons. While the gavel IH a val uable rolle the picture of the state seems to tnko the fancy of many who have viewed it. Among the represen tations on the picture are photographs of John Jacob Astor ; his trading post of 1810 ; Antor'H representative , Wil liam Price Hunt ; an Omaha village In 1855 ; General A. Sarpy In 1855 ; Logan Fontauollo , the Indian known as the "white IUIUI'H friend" ; a bank note issue by ( lie Fontanollo. . bank lu 185i ( ; old tinio tin Masonic jowolu on Nebraska ledge No. 1 , made by J. A. N'yo ; old Camp Clarke bridge across the I'latto 450 miles west of Omaha ; Fort Clarke ; old Deadwood mall coach ; mission house at Bellevue in 1810 ; Astor memorial tablet , erected by the State Historical society in 1910 ; dedication of the Clarke monument ment of the 100th anniversary ; Clarho Hall of Holloviie ; photograph of Mr. Clarke and many intorcHting relics of ancient Nebraska. Mr. Clarke was born in Now York in 18114. Ho camu to Nebraska on May 10(1855 ( , and wan one of the first members of Masonic lodge No. 1 , which was organized in 1854 , and he is the first Master Mason of this state. Fire in a Wisconsin Town. Superior , Win. , March 14. Fire broke out in the Strege hotel at Iron River at an early hour today and before - fore it was checked had burned tolvo of the city's main business buildings witli practically all their contents. The total loss will not , bo less than $50,000. Is Arrested at Humphrey. Valentino , Neb. , March 14. Special 4) The Ne\\.s : Special Deputy Bush r > 'i\v > d hero with John Hall , a man rrt'stcd for horse stealing al Hum- inrov , Neb. Ho is alleged to have tolon a horse from Henry J. Low of .lullen . , Neb. , and sold it to a man by ho name of Bush , Hall was apprehended at Humphrey , eb. , while trying to soil some horses it that place. Hall , the man arrested or the stealing , was accompanied icre by his wife. Notice. To Ervin Grosscup , non-resident dc endant : You are hereby notified that > n the 24th day of August , 11)10. ) Re- > ecca Grosscup filed : i petition against on in the district court of Madison ounly , Neltraska. the object and irayor of which are to obtain a di- orce from you on the grounds that ou have willfully abandoned the il.'Untiff ; for non-support , without good auso for more than two years last last , and for the custody of the minor children , the issue of said marriage , o-wlt : Pearl , ago nine , and Clinton , ago twelve years. You are required o answer said petition on or before Monday , the 24th day of April , 1911. Rebecca GrosHcup , Plaintiff. Notice of Probate of Foreign Will. In the county court of Madison conn- y , Nebraska. To William Ely , son , Spencer Ely , sou , and Harriet Ely , daughter , and ill persons Interested in the will and estate of Richard S. W. Ely , late of Whitcsido county , state of Illinois , de ceased. Whereas , Arthur H. Parsons , the owner of northeast quarter of section 7 , township 24 , north range 2 , west of sixth P. M. , in Madison county , Ne braska , formerly owned by deceased , has filed in my office a duly authenti cated copy of an instrument purport ing to bo the last will and testament of said Richard S. W. Ely , deceased , and of the proceedings of the probate thereof in and by the county court in and for Whltesido county , state of Il linois , and also bin petition , duly veri fied , praying that said instrument may lo probated , allowed and recorded in this court as the last will and testa.- mont of said deceased , and for such proceedings as the law requires. It is therefore ordered that the 14th day of April , 1911 , at 1 o'clock p. m. at the county court room in Madison , in said county of Madison , Nebraska , is the time and place appointed for hear ing said matter , whou all persons In terested therein may appear at the hearing in thn county court to be held in and for said county , and show cause , If any there bo , why the prayer of the petitioner should not bo granted and the said Instrument probated , and that notice of the pendency of said petition and the hearing thereon bo given to all persons Interested by pub lishing a copy of this order in the Norfolk - folk Weekly News-Journal , a legal weekly newspaper , printed , published and of general circulation In said county , throe successive weeks prio- to said day of hearing. Witness my hand and the seal of said court at my olDco in tho. city of Madison , In said county , this Nth day of March , A. D. 1011. Wm. Bates. ( Seal ) County Judge.