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THE NORFOLK WEBKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , MAKCII 24 , 1911. fl
KILLED IN PITCHED BATTLE.
Two Qencrala In Honduras Die In
Fight , and Two Score of Other * .
Tegucigalpa , HonchmiB , March 22.
Oenornl I-rfira , n votcrnn of the NIcara-
Kuan revolution , and Qunural Paltnn ,
both of whom commanded divisions of
Uio Hondurnn government troops In
tfcp recant rtBlnK.lt > thlB country , wore
killed in it riot at Comuyaguola , n
suburb of Tegucigalpa , on Sunday.
The riot finally became a pitched battle -
tlo and It IH oHtlniatcd that not ICBS
than forty of their followers were
killed and HOIIIO fifty others , Including
novornl women spectators , wounded.
Among the dead IB a BOH of General
The riot began about 4 o'clock In
the afternoon. Tim respective forces
of QonornlH Lara and Talma , who had
been brought up to assist In the do-
fcnuo of Tegucigalpa against the rob-
oln , had occupied Comayaguola. Thty
had not yet disarmed , according to
the agreement entered Into by the gov
ernment and the revolutionary lenders
with the peace conferees , who arrang
ed a temporary settlement of the
troubles , and after the first collision
they wcro quick to draw their tire
arms and machetes.
Generals Lara and Pnlma took part
la the fighting , which lasted for moro
than an hour.
Great crowds of spectators gathered
at points of vantage to watch the en
gagement and many of them found
escape nhut off when the men cam *
to close quarters. Force under Gen
eral Matuty , another veteran of the
Nlcaraguan revolution , was hastily dis
patched to stop the battle and KUC-
cocdcd in separating the combatants.
A strong guard was left in charge
to prevent further trouble. Most of
the dead were buried yesterday.
MAN KILLED BY HICCOUGHS.
Veteran Minneapolis Real Estate
Dealers Succumbs Ten-Day Attack.
Minneapolis , Minn. , March 122. Hic
coughing continuously for ten days ,
with only momentary Intervals of rest ,
caused the death of William Currlo ,
80 years old , a well known renl cs-
V ctato dealer.
Mrs. W. A. Klngsl y wont to Omaha
Bruce Porrino of Crclghton was
John Robinson went to Gregory on
C. C. Gow went to Boyd county on
Charles Martin WAS here from Battle -
Miss Hyacinth Malone of Enola was
hi the city.
A. Loukor of Atkinson was a vis
itor In the city.
Father Walsh of Battle Crook was
n visitor in Norfolk.
E. M. Huntington has gone to Til-
den to inspect his farms.
James Brooks of Stanton was In the
city transacting business.
' ' -Mrs. George Boyd of Oakdalo is In
the city visiting at the H. E. Hardy
W. P. Logan went to Newcastle to
attend the funeral services of a
Mrs. George Whitney of Battle
Creek was In the city visiting with
Merl Scott , who Is employed In n
general store at Walthlll , was in the
city visiting with his parents , Mr. and
Mrs. F. H. Scott.
Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Frink and daughters
tors Hazel and Mamie , who wore here
visiting with the E. S. South family
have relumed to their home at New
I ) . Mapes , M. C. Hazen , M. D. Tyler
E. Weatherby , Judge Isaac Powers
Jack Koenigstein and J. C. Engelmai
are among the attorneys attendlnf
court at Madison.
Mrs. Charles Eberling , who was
here to visit her mother , Mrs. Kaguse
bos returned to her homo in Trlpi
county , S. D. , In company with he :
slater , Miss Mary Raguse.
Mrs. Maine II. Cleaver , grand chie
of honor of the Degree of Honor or
der In Nebraska , spent the nfternooi
F. A. Beeler and B. T. Reid won
busy among the business men Tues
day with a petition to raise funds fo
the teachers' convention which comei
hero next week.
William J. Davis , a Northwester !
round house employe , is sufferini
from an injured finger as the resul
of having It pinched in a switch ii
the Junction yards.
Miss Bonnie Shippee and Mis
Blanche Roseberry have gone to Mad
Ison as delegates for the Sunda ;
school convention of the Second Cor
Important business Is to bo trar
sacted by the Rcbekahs at a specin
meeting which will bo held 'Vednoi
d .y evening. Every member has bee
requested to bo present.
J. W. Boveo was a caller in Jmlg
Elseloy's court Tuesday morning an
protested against colored people livin
on North Eighth street. Mr. Bove
declares the shady neighbors are
A great revival meeting is In pr <
gress in Wayne under the evangellf
nnd singer , Hart and McQan. Th
congregations are throngs and the ii
terest great. All the churches at
Halted in the mooting.
Miss Eva Willoy is suffering froi
an injured eye as the result of a IK
cinder from an engine falling into tl :
member. It was necessary for Mif
Wllley to visit a physician before tl
cinder conld bo removed.
Mrs. D. K. Tindall leaves this wet
for a visit with Mrs. M. H. Gray , hi
daughter , at Central City. Mrs. Git
is the wife of 0. H. Gray , who su
coeds the late T. B. Hoard as prof
dent of the Hoard bank in that tow
George Stalcup is moving the o
John Flynn residence , which was pu
chased by W. H. Blakeuian , to tl
Blakoman property on South Thl
teenth street. The house was locate
on Prospect nvonue , nt-ar North Ninth
W. A. Kingfiloy , proprietor of the
Pacific hotel , has purchased the Crys
tal theater from A. Koyen. Mr. Kings-
Icy took possession of the theater Mon
day night There will be no change
In the managing department of the
placo. Robert Uallentyno resumes his
poultlon aa manager nnd Richard Bak
er continues In the capacity of opera
tor. Mr. KlngHloy expects to make
mi mo Improvements In his new pur
Mr. nnd Mrs. Fred Braasch wore
the victims of the carriage nnd auto
mobile wreck on Ninth ntreot and
Norfolk avenue Sunday night. Ac
cording to Mr. Braasch , R. M. Waddell -
doll , who was driving the nutomobllo ,
was coming behind his carriage nt
about 8 o'clock. The auto was not
coming fast nnd ho turned to one- side
to give it plenty of room. A moment
later the auto struck the hind wheelfl
of the vehicle and dragged It about n
rod. Mr. Brnasch jumped out and
lifted his wife , who had been 111 , to
Heavy wind blowing a largo pile of
baled hay backward and forward
caused a friction of wire which resulted -
od In the total destruction of a large
barn , granary and a buggy shed on
the Cox farm , five miles east of the
state Insane hospital , Sunday noon.
Much grain was destroyed , but the
wagons , buggy and stock were saved.
The grain was not insured , but the
buildings were covered t y insurance ,
here was much difficulty experienced
i the Having of horses and cows. Ac-
> rding to ono report , one cow escap-
d only after the rope which tied her
0 n manger had burned off and ro-
Madison Post : Corl Jenkins , one of
10 county's foremost and most pro-
rosslvo young farmers , who Is fast
cqulrlng a reputation of breeding
no stock , has just recently received
vo fine Belgian ninrr % which arrived
1 this country less than throe wcoks
go. They wort > a part of the ship-
lent of the Norfolk Commercial club
nd G. L. Carlson , the well known
orsoman of that city. Both are splen-
Id types , Belgian bred , and will prove
lost valuable additions to Mr. Jen-
Ins' farm and will bo the means of
ringing about a still hotter typo of
orscs in this community. Mr. Jon-
ins is to be commended for his en-
"Elk league" is the name of a new
iufcball league which Is being organ
; ed by towns from Hooper west tc
s'orfolk. Delegates from Scrlbner
nydor , Lindsay and Dodge held : i
looting at Dodge last Wednesday and
looted James Weaver of Dodge torn
orary chairman and John J. Motl ol
Jodgo temporary secretary. Managoi
tasloy of the Norfolk ball team re
olvod a letter from Secretary Motl
vho is anxious that Norfolk should
otn this league. Many features ir
lie first proceedings X the league
ook very good to the Norfolk player.
nd Manager Hasley is looking to the
'ommcrcinl club for assistance. A
neotlng of the delegates will be hole'
t Scribncr on Wednesday , March 29
ivhen permanent officers arc to be
Madison Post : G. L. Carlson o :
Vorfolk is doing more good for lh
armors of Nebraska and the worh
oday than any man in existence. His
ears of tireless effort in ascertainln !
ho whys and wherefores of the hors <
ire just being appreciated and yet lit
las spent a large fortune In a desin
hat the world might know the tru <
ihysical makeup of the horse am
vhat may be done to Improve condl
ions in its breeding. Such men su
Carlson are few and far between ii
his world of "dollar rushing" and hii
presence among 'money mad" men 1
eally refreshing. The Post Is grcatl ;
) lcased to learn that Mr. Carlson' ;
recent meeting at Norfolk was a bii
success and that men from more thai
.welve different states of the unioi
ivere present to learn. May Carlson'
future efforts be crowned with sue
cess.Hotel Reporter : Frank A. Twist
who for several years past has scorei
such a success as manager of th
Locke hotel at Pierre , S. D. , has re
signed his position to take effect o :
March 15 , when he transfers his soi
. Ices to the recently organized Mic
West Hotel company as manager o
the Widmann hotel at Mitchell , 8. I
The Mid-West corporation owns an
conducts the Widinann at Mitchell , th
Harney at Rapid City , S. D. , the Si
Charles at Pierre and the Evans n
Hot Springs. In securing the- service
of Frank A. Twiss the Mid-West con
pany secures a thoroughly competer
and successful hotel man as manage
of the Widmaun , and it is safe to pn
diet that this excellent Mitchell ho :
tolry will be more prosperous and poi
ulur than ever under his able dlrei
tion. His successor at the Locke 1
Pierre has not been named at thl
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. John Shafe
After a several months' illness J
'Brlen is again able to enjoy a wall
Marcus Reynolds and the Bechei
auer brothers are at Walthill puttin
up a brick building.
Fire Chief Mlllard Green , who lit
the contract for street sprinkling , wi
busy among the business men Moi
day with a subscription list for tl
Dr. R. A. Mittelstadt has rented n
office in the Bishop block and will i
Into the llfp insurance business.
Swan Johnson has accepted a pec
tion as fur buyer for the Norfolk Ire
and Metal company. Mr. Johnson
now In the Black Hills.
The special communication of M
sale lodge No. 55 , A. F. & A. M. , cell <
for tonight for work in F. C. dogre
has been postponed until Saturdi
evening , March 25.
The Presbyterian Aid society w
have n business meeting with Mi
Hammond Thursday afternoon. A fie
o attendance is desired and everyone
to bring their own work.
The first day of spring was wi
corned to Norfolk with Ideal weather.
Although the un was hidden behind
a thin blanket of clouds the weather
was warm and felt like ruin ,
J. 1' . Bullcy , state secretary of the
Y. M. C. A. , will bo In Norfolk Wednes
day noon to Inspect the new building.
Ho wonts to meet as many Norfolk
business men as posslblo at the build
ing at noon and during the afternoon.
The Gus Cades confectionery store
Is iK'ing remodeled. The partition be
tween the store and shoe parlore has
htcn torn out and the shoo parlor Is to
bo moved Into the rear of the store ,
while the main room Is to be convert
ed Into : i modern Ice cream parlor.
WInslde- Tribune : Oscar Ramsey
was In Wintildc Sunday , coming up
from Norfolk , near which place ho has
rented n farm , He arrived with his
car from Philip , S. D. , Saturday and
Mrs. Ramsey will arrive today. The
farm lies three and a half miles north-
( Must of Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Miller , who were
married .Monday at the homo of the
bride's parents , Mr. and Mrs. George
Roseberry , have gone to Sioux City for
a brief wedding trip. They will ro
suuiu their positions at the insane
hospital upon their return. Mr. Mil
ler is an attendant and Mrs. Miller
has charge of the ladles' Infirmary.
At the recent banquet given by Pres
ident Taft was nn own cousin of Dr.
D. 1C. Tindall of this city , a million
aire and a recent district judge of St.
Joe , Mo. He graduated In the same
class from Yale college In which the
president graduated. This lion. Judge
James and Dr. Tindall were school
boys together In the state of Dela
ware and ore very fond of each other
nnd always have boon , though JniucH
Is a democrat while Dr. Tindall Is n
Russian Ambassador not Murdered.
Pokin , March 22. The rumors cur
rent in St. Petersburg and elsewhere
that M. Korostovetz , the Russian min
ister to China , had been murdered In
this city are unfounded. Mr. KoroS' '
tovetz is enjoying good health.
An Immigrant Suicides.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , March 22. Wll
Ham Anderson , an Immigrant ten
month ago , hung himself with three
foot of half-inch rope in a grove a !
MIdale , a , suburb of this city yester
day. Ill health was the causo.
Jack O'Keefe Outclassed.
Denver , Colo. , March 22. Jimmj
Gardner of Lowell , Mass. , outclassed
Jack ( Johnny ) O'Keefe of Denver Ir
a bout scheduled for ten rounds ai
the auditorium here. Referee Pai
Gallagher stopped the fight in the
sixth round after O'Keefo had beer
knocked down twice. Under agree
inent no decision was given.
Inwood , la. , March 22. Jess Wes
tergaard won two straight falls fron
Paul Doinke here. He took the firs
in 47 minutes and the second in 2 !
minutes and 20 seconds.
New London , March 22. Zbysko , thi
Polish wrestler , took two falls fron
Jack McGrath here , the first In 2 !
minutes and the second In 12 minutes
SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE.
Farmers in the vicinity of Armou
have commenced seeding. The acre
age of tilled land will bo greatly in
creased over any previous year.
Two large eagles were shot soutl
of Geddes by Otto Lindskog. Eacl
measured 7 feet 4 Inches from tip t
tip of wingi.
State Insurance Commissioner O. E
Basford has warned the business moi
of Aberdeen that unless the alleys ar
cleaned the Insurance companies wi !
be justified in raising the rates.
L. K. Harvey is the new head of th
Owls at Huron.
Fire threatened the destruction o
the theater building at Yankton.
South Dakota Elks will hold a stat
convention at Aberdeen on June 7 an
Carl E. Smith was the winner of th
annual oratorical contest at Iluro
At Morristown twenty-two carload
of personal effects for now settlers ni
rived in one day.
Company A , South Dakota natlont
guard , ' has been placed in readiness t
go to Mexico.
Kadoka voters have decided to issu
bonds for the installation of a noi
Yankton is to hold a celebration i
observance of the golden annlversar
of Dakota territory.
The business men of Heyvard hav
started a movement for the holding c
a Miner county fair.
Mrs. A. D. Tinsley of Sioux Fall :
who for years has had charge of th
women's department at the state fal
is seriously 111.
The basketball team of Aberdeo
normal school claims the state chan
Married twice In the same day Ii
the same minister , but In two differei
states , Is the somewhat novel dlslln
tion held by Earl Crawford of Spea
fish and Miss Mary Finch of Buola
Wyom. The first ceremony was pe
formed at Spearflsh and then it wi
learned that the law required that tl
rites should be performed In the cou
ty in which the license is granted.
Mrs. Crosby's Condlton.
Nlobrara Tribune : A letter to tl
Tribune from J. C. Crosby , writtc
from Lincoln tinder date of March
says : "I called on Mrs. Crosby :
Fremont as I proraisoxl and found hi
in the best condition physically. Tin
have removed the casts from her Urn !
and tihe Is able to move them and c
poets to be able to get into her whc
o. chair within a couple of weeks. Tl
head nurse is very hopeful about h
case and says that there is no roast
why she will not recover rapidly. "
11 WHAT OTHER TOWNS ARE
Even a heavy downpour of rain d
not hold back the- business men
Creston last week when they enter
tained the farmers of .the vicinity at
one of their regular commercial club
meetings. K. It , Gurnc-y of Fremont
and H , M. Bushuoll of Lincoln wore
the speakers of the evening. The la
dles served a dinner at the close of
"How to Test Seed Corn" scorns to
be the feature work of business men's
organizations for the help of the farm
er at the present time. Every town in
this vicinity is furnishing farmers
with simple Instructions of testing the
Valentine business iion | have organ
ized a local organization of the state
retailers' association and have elected
E. C. Davenport as president.
At Boncsteol the Modern Woodmen
have commenced operations on n new
two-story artificial stone building.
The Crelghton business men's or
ganization is not stopping with the
membership of their own town busi
ness men , but is soliciting business
men from other towns as members.
They seem to bo meeting with good
The Wayne Commercial club Is ar
ranging to secure suitable rooms for
the entertainment of visitors.
Verdigro business men have com
pleted arrangements to entertain the
farmers of that vicinity at a farmers'
institute on March 18.
It took but three minutes to raise
almost $100 at Niobrara for the pur
pose of purchasing an elevated road
grader for the Improvement of roads.
At Colome the business men have
announced that "cleaning up time"
has arrived. Streets and alleys are
being put In tip-top shape.
H. J. Jones and Miss Claudao Lam-
brigger were married at Spencor.
Fred Meyer and Miss Bertha Bloc-
dorn were married at Wisnor.
Fred Spooring and Miss Margaret
Krleger wore married nt Wayne.
Clause Hewlte and Miss Mary
Grothe were married at West Point
Abe Dolph and Miss Jennie Bush-
wlrk were married at Wisnor.
Edward Drebort nnd Miss Estela
Mattlson were married nt Osmond.
Richard Alberts and Miss Bertha
Ihrig wore , married at Alnswortb.
Rax Rouscher , jr. , and Miss Hen
riotta Bratthauer wcro married at
A ins worth.
H. C. Cochran and Miss Matilda J.
Alberts were married at Ainsworth.
Miss Dora Staack and George Kost-
meyer were married at Herrick.
Floyd Long and Mary Hathaway
were married at Butte.
Ernstus Elliott and Henrietta Clay
wcro married at Bassett.
Jacob Schamber and Matilda Kan-
lor were married at Carlock.
II. C. Peppel and Carrie Determan
were married at Butto.
H. R. Anderson and Mabel E. Robin
son were married at Newport.
E. O. Griffin and Jessie Gilllspie
were married at Butte.
Berry Foreman of Grand Jury.
Madison , Neb. , March 21. Special
to The News : George Berry , the well
known Norfolk sheep ranchman , was
elected foreman of the Madison coun
ty grand jury , which was organized
hero yesterday under instructions
from District Judge Welch , to probe
cases of alleged law violation that
may be brought before it. There is
still considerable mystery as to Just
exactly what crimes the grand jury
has been called to investigate.
Judge Welch put the grand Jurors
under all sorts of restrictions as to
secrecy and they went into secret ses
sion in the county commissioners'
room at the court house. The blinds
are drawn and nobody is permitted
to enter. County Attorney Nichols is
close at hand , where he can be called
at any time , but ho Is silent.
It is expected that if indictments
are returned , they will bo this week ,
as the regular spring term of court be
gins next Monday.
Divorce Day at Madison.
It was divorce day In the district
court at Madison Monday when Judge
Anson A. Welch undid the matrimo
nial bonds of several Norfolk people.
Most of the jury cases were continued ,
leaving the assignment for the jury n
very small one.
Peter J. Barnes * plea for a divorce
from his wife was granted and the
plaintiff was ordered to pay the defendant -
fondant 15,000 as alimony. The plain-
tin : also pays the costs of the suit nnd
the attorneys' fees on both sides.
Mrs. Edith Crismore was granted a
divorce from Charles Crismore. The
custody of the children was given tc
the mother. Crismore is now under
sentence to appear before the district
'court from Judge Lambert's court , foi
an assault case charged against him
by his wife. It is reported the chil
dren are to be put in some Christian
Pearl Napor was granted a divorce
from Robert Naper. The mother get *
the custody of the children.
In the case of R. B. Alexander ver
sus Ethel B. Alexander , where appll
cation was made for suit money , the
plaintiff will pay for costs of the suli
and the attorneys' fees for the defen
dant. The divorce suit will follow
The appeals of the defendants Ii
the Norfolk riot case , in which sevora
young men wore found guilty of riot
ing on Norfolk avenue , when they en
deavored to drlvo Italian laborers fron
the city , were found defective and thi
judgment and fine of Judge Eiseley'i
The case of John Wade versus Fre <
Smith , appealed to the district cour
from Judge Eiseley's court , was dls
missed by the plaintiff without pre
Klndall Fund Balance Sent.
Niobrara , Neb. , March 16. Edlto
News : I beg leave to acknowledg
rocolpt of $14 balance contributed t
The News Publishing Co. for the "Kit
dall Fund , " and wish to extend t
Id The News Publishing Co. on behalf c
of the Kindall children their slncer
thanks for the Interest taken by The
NUWB In their behalf , also to nit those
that have contributed so liberally to
this fund , Again thanking you for
your kindness , I wish to remain yours
truly , Goo. O. Bayha.
French Stevedores Strike.
Fort Do France , March 21. The
stevedores employed at the wharves
hero by the French Trans-Atlantic
Steamship company , struck today for
higher wages. Gendarmes are posted
on the water front to prevent possible
H. E. MaHon made u business trip
to Tlldon Friday afternoon.
Joseph Palmer of Ncllgh visited
L. L. Fryo shipped another car of
heavy horses to the South Omaha mar
ket Sunday evening.
Attorney Barnhart of Norfolk was
hero Saturday night attending to some
Mrs. C. Hopkins came down from
Tllden Friday to visit her son , Post
master W. II. Hopkins.
Dr. Roy Crook of Wlnnotoon visited
with relatives hero Saturday.
A brother and sister of Miss Geor
gia Haggorman came down from Or
chard Saturday and spent Sunday
Mrs. Kilboum , wife of W. E. Kil-
bourn , arrived hero from Schuylor
Sunday. They have taken rooms im
the Funk building until they can pro
cure n suitable house.
A. C. Christiansen , who formerly
lived hero but is now located nt Hoi-
den , Mo. , is in town looking up old
Mrs. Robert Oohrlng started for Lamar -
mar , Mo. , Monday noon , where she
will join her husband , who has decided
to locate at that place.
John , Jr. , and Charles Crook , with
their families , loft Monday for Pasa
dena , Calif. Charles expects to re
main a couple of months for his wife's
health and John will locate there If hu
finds conditions suitable.
William Palmer , J. II. Harding and
Thomas Evans left Tuesday morning
for Crook , Colo. , to look over the land
In that section. Mr. Palmer owns for
ty acres there , which ho expects to
have broken up and sown to wheat.
He will also look after G. E. War-
rick's forty while there.
At tha citizens' caucus held Thurs
day evening for the purpose of choos
ing candidates for the three vacancies
on the village board , D. C , Hopkins
was nominated fdr the one-year term ,
nnd C. E. Harlow and E. B. Woods for
Saturday's combination sale brought
out the largest crowd that has been
in town for some time. Everything
old quickly and brought n good price
Mr. Woods has withdrawn his name
s a nominee for village trustee.
Denton C. Growl gave the last num-
er of our lecture courseto a small
ut appreciative audience at the op-
ra house Wednesday evening. The
adies who have undertaken to secure
nether course for next winter have
nough pledges for season tickets tonsure
Touched for $200.
Pierce , * Neb. , March 21. Special tc
The News : "Prof. " Leo , the fakli
lalrvoyant who held forth at Norfolk
or several weeks , "touched" Hiram
entice of Pierce for $200 In cash.
Pentico has had trouble with hie
wife , who is at Randolph. Ho went
o Leo in the hope that his domestic
nfelicity might bo remedied. Leo in
tructed the victim to tie f200 in a
iag and hang the bag to his nock bj
means of a string. Pentico obeyed.
Pentico made several visits. Eacli
Imo Leo fingered the hag , to cast WE
magic spell upon It. Sunday Penticc
went again and found that Leo hoc
flown. Ho opened the bag and found
t filled with brown paper.
Besides being able to confiscate hli
mtroiis' valuable jewelry and money
'Prof. " Leo , according to the latesi
report of that fakir's wrongdoings , is
a wrecker of homes.
To arouse the curiosity of the un
suspecting victim a woman preform
Leo tells of a beautiful woman wlie
ms stolen the husband's love. Th <
woman immediately asks for more in
ormatlon , but Leo needs the coin ane
IB ! mind cannot work properly miles :
more calls are made. While the mon
ey for these calls is paid in substan
lal amounts , the information is givei
out in small installments which grov
smaller when the money Is not forth
coming. It Is reported a great injust
.ice has been done a Norfolk man win
s known to beUB good a man as an ;
n Norfolk. The wife called on Lei
and he is said to have made her th <
victim of Jealousy.
Pay Tribute to Bryan.
Lincoln , March 21. Between twelv
and thirteen hundred ardent and neai
followers of William J. Bryan attorn
ed the complimentary banquet tei
dcred him by the Lincoln Bryan clul
In point of attendance it brought te
; cther the largest crowd for a slm *
function held In Lincoln for man
years , and the presence of such recof
nized democratic leaders as Cham
Clark , the coming speaker of the m
tional house of representatives ; Go'
ornor Shafroth of Colorado , Senate
Owen of Oklahoma , Senator Kern e
Indiana and Senator-elect Hitchcoc
of Nebraska gave it an interest an
political importance more than stat
The promoters of the banque
which took the form of a dollar dii
ner , made no attempt to conceal tt
fact that the function was In part 1 ;
tended as a denial of the statemoi
made at times in Nebraska that M
Bryan had been repudiated as U
leader of the party in his home stat
and in the addresses a number of tl
speakers emphasized their belief th ;
the guest of honor was still to the
the loader of democracy both In sta
The dinner was hold In the Llnco
Auditorium , shortly after 7 o'cloc
and taxed the capacity of the bulldlnp.
The menu wan unpretentious , nerved
from n nearby hotel , with not u BUS-
plclon of anything stronger than cof-
feu. It was remarked , in fact , that It
had been correctly named n "dry dem
ocratic dinner. "
Dr. P. L. Hall , vice chairman of the
democratic national committee , was
the toastmaster. The first speakers
of the evening were Nebraska mon ,
long devoted followers of Mr. Bryan.
Two men on the program for ad
dresses , former Governor Shallen-
burger and W , II. Thompson of Grand
Island , nt the last moment sent re-
"Bryan's Place Secure. "
Senator Kern In his speech said :
"Tho future of W. J. Bryan IH se
cure. Whether ho shall over again be
called upon to lead the democratic
hosts Is a question of little moment
to him for by reason of his achieve
ments in behalf of the people , ho has
so endeared himself to the great rank
and file of the American democracy ,
that wherever Bryan sits , In the demo
cratic councils of the future there
will bo the head of the table. Though
other men may find even higher favor
amongst men who work nt politics an
a trade , and amongst those who sit in
scats of the mighty , Bryan's strength
will bo found In the fact that In mil
lions of American homes , and by mil
lions of the true and earnest men and
women , by whoso endeavors this coun
try has boon made great , ho will al
ways bo regarded as champion and
friend the fearless foe of wrong and
oppression everywhere. It Is of little
consequence to the great democratic
party of America that there may be
men in Nebraska who , because of his
conscientious convictions on questions
of religion and morality , may sock to
'There are nearly six and a half
million at men who so appreciate his
unselfish work of the past fifteen
years , that they will see to It that
neither jealousy , prejudice , nor petty
animosity shall ever a moment prevail
against him. "
Senator Owen In his speech eulogiz
ed Arizona nnd her constitution.
Bryan's Speech Colorless.
The spcee-h of Mr. Bryan , which was
the last , was brief and without color.
Ho thanked the previous speakers for
their kindly expressions and bade the
members of the party to bo of good
cheer nnd battle for what they thought
A speaker not on the program who
was heartily applauded was Y Bryan
Yamachlta , the Japanese protege of
Mr. Bryan , who spent five years at
the homo of Mr. Bryan while receiv
ing his education and has just return
ed from his native country after four
years' absence. Ho said he brought a
message of good will from Japan to
the American people.
Champ Clark Praises Bryan.
The address of Speaker-to-be Champ
Clark was an appreciation of Mr. Bry
an , whom ho lauded as the originator
of measures for which he said ho had
three times suffered defeat as a presi
dential candidate only to see them
taken up and adopted in large part by
the leaders of all parties. Mr. Clark
dwelt at some length on the coming
extra session of congress. lie declar
ed there was no difference between c
regular and extraordinary session ol
congress , except as to the lime of con
"Some republicans , " said Mr. Clark
"have begun an effort to coerce congress
gross into acting on reciprocity and
that alone by asserting that the presi
dent has a right to adjourn congress
if the two houses cannot agree on E
date for adjournment. No president
has ever adjourned congress , and the
chancep are ton to one that If Presl
dent Taft adjourns congress to pre
vent our curing the outrages in the
Payne-Aldrlch-Smoot tariff bill , he wil
not be able to command one-third o ;
the votes in the electoral college , ant
there will hardly bo enough repub
licans in the house of the Sixty-thin
congress to call the ayes and nayes.1
For Initiative and Referendum.
Governor Shafroth of Coloradi
made an earnest plea for the initiative
and referendum measure now pendini
in the legislature of Nebraska , am
Senator-elect Hitchcock of Nebrasks
defended the proposed plan of elect
Ing United States senators by the pee
Tom Johnson Improves.
Cleveland , March 22. The conditioi
of former Mayor Tom L. Johnson , whi
is ill with cirrhosis of the liver , con
Niobrara Lodge circles.
Niobrara , Neb. , March 22. Specin
to The News : The M. W. A. lodg
gave a St. Patrick's day ball Inthe Z
C. B. J. hall on last Friday nlghi
which was a social success. The mi
sic was furnished by Messrs. F. C
Marshall , C. A. Nippell , E. Opocensk
of Niobrara , and F. Kerkow of Bom
steel. Several out-of-town people wer
In attendance. Members of the Royt
Neighbor lodge served refreshment
in the basement. On Saturday iiigl
lion. R. E. Evans of Dakota City , 1
G. P. of the O. B. S. , hold school c
instruction for the local Eastern Str
chapter. The session was very Into
osting. At the close of the meetin
a fine lunch was served by a com ml
tee of lady members.
Gould Resigns Presidency.
New York , March 21. George ,
Gould today tendered his resignatlc
as president of the Missouri Paclf
railway at a meeting of the dlrectoi
of the railroad and was elected dial
man of the board. The president
was left vacant at Mr. Gould's requo
in hope of filling it In the near futur
A GUNPOWDER EXPLOSION.
Four Persons Hurt at Port Clinton , (
aa Result of Accident.
Port Clinton , O. , March 22. Foi
persons were hurt , but none sorlousl
when 500 pounds of powder explodi
Ic , at the plant of the American Gypsu
company at Gypsum , four mllon onet
of hero early today. A shift or
workmen wan leaving the place nnJ
It In supposed Unit a npark from a
plpo or cigarette caused the explosion.
The shock wan foil for mlloA around.
Every window In Gypsum is broken
and telephone and telegraph wires ate
"Kid" McCoy a Has-Been.
Philadelphia , March 21. "Kid" Mt >
Coy gave a miserable exhibition lu
his six-round bout with Jack Fitz
gerald here. Fitzgerald IH a prelimi
nary fighter and the best McCoy could
do was to get a shade the bettor of
McFarlnnd Wins Eaolly.
OHWOKO , N. Y. , March 21. Packoy
McFarland of Chicago scored an easy
victory over Billy Ryan of Syracuse
lore. Ryan was saved from a knock
out in the fourth when tils seconds
hrow a sponge Into the ring.
Nathaniel Thaycr Is Dead.
Boston , March 21. Nathaniel Thay.
or , 0110 of the pioneer railroad pro-
uotcrs of the United States , died at
Us homo In thin city today. Mr.
riiayor was a director of the United
States Stcol corporation , the Now
York , Now Haven & Hartford rail
road , American Telephone ) and Tele
graph company , and many other com
OAKDALE WANTS HEADQUARTERS
Offers the Northwestern New Eatlnn
House , If They'll Move Up.
Oakdalo , Neb. , March 21. Special
to The News : The Oakdalo Boosters
club telephoned to Superintendent C
H. Reynolds of the Northwestern at
Norfolk yesterday , offering to give anew
now eating hou.so building to the rail
road , provided the division headquar
ters wcro moved from Norfolk to Oak-
dale.Mr. . Reynolds said ho could
ivo the proposition no consideration
at thin time.
WHO CLIMBED HIGHEST ?
Two American Women Are Quarreling
Over Altitude Records.
Paris , March 21. The controversy
between .Miss Annie P ! ck nnd Mre.
Fannlo Bullock Workman , the moun
tain climbers , as to who holds the
record for altitude , has come up again.
Miss Peck claimed that by climbing
llunscaran in Peru she reached a
height of 7,300 meters ( about 21,000
feet ) , thus gaining the record for Am
Mrs. Workman's best record was at
tained by climbing the Nunnkum-
range of the Himalayas , 7,200 motors.
Mrs. Workman , at a cost of $13,000 ,
sent an expedition out in Peru to ver
ify the height of Huascaran. This ex
pedition was under the leadership of
Professor Del Arthm and carried spe
cial instruments for measurement pur
hi the crport just received from the
expedition the height of Huascaran Is
given as 0,763 metera.
"Young" Gotch Weds.
Robert Tomplin , known as Young
Gotch , who met with defeat In a
prize fight in the fifth round at the
hands of Martio Kane at Ewing St.
atrick's night , was married last Sat-
irday at Brunswick.
Attell-Coulon Fight Abandoned.
New Orleans , March 21. Abe Attell
ins declined to make 110 pounds rlng-
Idc and as a result Manager Tortor-
ch of the West Side Athletic club
nmouncod today that the negotiations
or a fight between Attoll and Johnny
Coulon for the bantamweight chain-
) Ionship had boon practically aban-
loned. Coulon flatly refused to con
cede another pound to the feather
weight champion and Attell wired that
10 would not agree to make loss than
Iowa Kills Woman Suffrage.
D s Moines , March 21. The Iowa
senate at the clone of a heated debate
oday defeated the resolution for wo
man suffrage by a vote of 27 to 21.
Vn Immense crowd of women formed
ind some were in the senate chamber
when the vote was taken.
Pay Some Militia Expenses.
Washington , March 21. Of the 3,505
acceptances from state militia officers
of the war departments , invitations to
participate in the army maneuvers In
Texas and California , about 1,500 , it
was decided today , will be sent under
federal appropriations. These will bo
apjwrtloncd to the- strength of the
various state militias. Others , If they
go , nniBt do so at the expense of their
Railroad Rejects Overtures ,
Cincinnati , March 21. Overtures
made by the strikers for the settle
ment of the strike of white firemen of
the Cincinnati , Now Orleans and Tex
as Pacific railroad , have been rejected
by the officials of the road. There
was renewed talk today that the fire
men of the entire Queen and Crescent
railway might be called out In a sym
TURKEY BORROWS BIG SUM.
Get Loan of 51 Million Dollars From
Ccrrr.cn Bsnlcrs. :
Berlin , March 21. Subscriptions for
the Turkish loan of pounds sterling
7,000,000 Turkish ( approximately $31-
500,000) ) were opened today and closed
Immediately having been heavily over
subscribed. The loan was taken by a
syndicate of German and Austrian
banks , including the Rotchschllds , nt
the head of which is the Dcutacho
bank. The price is 84 with Interest
at 4 percent and the custom revenues
of Constantinople pledged as security ,
It is understood that the Turkish
loan IH to bo used chiefly for the de
partment of the army and navy. Ger
many secured the contract after nego
tiations with Great Britain and Franco
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