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THK NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , MARCH 24 , 1911 ,
Are Problnn the Rodllflhts ,
MndlHun , Neb. , March 22.Special ]
to Thu NOWH : That the "redilght"
district of Norfolk lu being in vent I Kilt
ed by the MmllHou county grand jury ,
ml Unit ' " In nl-
a the 'blind pic" which -
Ifegcd to lifno boon In operation ou
Kant Norfolk avonuc for rome mouths ,
In ulHo bulni ; prabed , is iiHHUined from
the fnct that n numtior of Norfolk wit-
nouHUH wore Bulled before the Jurora
joslorday to toll what they know.
In ( ho llHt of witnesses were cab
drivers , WUOHU knowledge of the re-
glen under Investigation would natur
ally bo sought , uu well ay I'ollcu Judge
Elaoloy and Constable Flynn , whoso
olllclal duty has given tbuiu knowl
edge of law violations.
In the list wore Homo , too , who arc
believed to have knowledge of the ex
istence of the "blind pig. "
No nuthontlu information , however ,
MORE WITNESSES CALLED.
Names of Thooe Summoned for Wed
nesday and Thursday nt Madison.
Madison , Nob. , March 22. Special
to The NOWH : The witnesses called
by the grand jury today worePat :
Woatherby , Jacob Tabriz , John Cor-
uollus , A. C. Daniel , August Schultz ,
Herman Kurpgowoit , A. L. Klllian ,
.Ian OwHkoy , Auguat Mnrqunrdt , For
est Emory , Prairie Emory , Ned Em
ory , John Friday , C. F. A. Marquardt ,
Eugene Dost , Sherman Poling , Peter
ThOHO called for tomorrow arc : Dr.
A. 1) . Tftflhjean , Dr. W. II. Pllger , Dr.
C. J. Verges , Marguerite Klontz , Min-
Included In the above list are Mayor
Friday , Chief of Police Marquardt and
President of the Commercial Club Kil-
Hun of Norfolk. What they are to be
aakcd about is not known.
Peter Koberg was an informer upon
two Norfolk bootleggers recently and
"blind pig" testimony is apparently
sought In the caso.
Some of the witnesses named have
knowledge of the death of llttlo Knurl
Stehr , whose mother may bo Indicted.
The father IB already charged with
New Steel Bridge at the Mllldam.
County Commissioner Taft has an
nounced that the bridge across the
Northfork river on North First street ,
known as the mllldam bridge , Is to bo
replaced In the near future by a mod
ern stool bridge. The county commis
sioners expect work to commence on
the now bridge about June. The
bridge will bo on the order of that
built on East Norfolk avenue , provided
with a sidewalk on the wes * side of
the bridge. The old structure Is in
Shot by Bandits.
Josef Kohout , a prominent Rush-
vllle , Neb. , farmer , cnroute with his
slater Katerlna Kohout to Oregon In
nn emigrant railroad car. is seriously
\roundcd with ii bullet in his neck
as the result of a terrible struggle
with two hold-up men who attacked
him while he was asleep in his car In
the Northwestern switch yards , about
half a mile north of the city , at U:30 :
o'clock last night.
Although very serious. Dr. W. II.
IMlger , who was called to attend Ko
hout after the man , bleeding terribly
from his wound , ran into the J. A.
.Montague pool hall for assistance ,
snys Kohout may recover.
Kohout made his way to the city
and his sister was left alone In the
car. She was almost overcome with
fright when a rescue party of about
fifty men went to the car. It was not
learned that she was lu the car until
Kohout had been removed from the
pool hall to the Masteu rooming
house. This was about an hour and a
half later , and the woman suffered ter
ribly -from the mental strain.
Kohout reached the pool hall about
9:45 : and was not removed until 10
Could Identify the Men.
Kohout and his sister arc Bohemi
ans and do not understand a word of
the English language. Ho endeavored
by moans of paper and pencil , which
wereJa.ld before him on the pool table ,
to explain what had occurred , but
none in the crowd understood the lan
guage until N. Netherda of NIobrara
ciuno to the rescue and acted as inter
preter. Rollout's wound is such that
he cannot talk at all this morning , nor
can ho eat or drink.
A black soft hat found by Herbert
Huuptli , an employe of the Citizens
National bank , at Norfolk avenue and
Seventh street was Identified by .Ko
fi hout as that worn by one of the men
( | who , during the afternoon , asked him
to change n $5 bill and who had of
fered him | 150 for one of his horses ,
Kohout declares he could Identify
either of the men should he again sec
Speaking in gasps to a News repre
scntatlve who speaks Bohemian , Ko
hout told the following story of the
[ ' hold-up : &
1 He Tells of the Hold-up.
"I came to Norfolk In my car fron ;
Kushvllle Sunday night , but the rail
rood company , it seems , could nol
have my horses Inspected sooner. ]
should have been gene Monday nigh !
beeause I was all ready. I don't knou
why the railroad company held rnj
car hero. During the day two mot
about 30 years of ago came to my cai
and looked over my horses. They hat
been drinking ; I could notice that , am
llnally one of them asked mo t <
change a $5 bill for him. I did am
they insisted that I soil them one o
my horses. I , am onroute to Oregon
where I last year purchased an eighty
ncro farm , and I would not sell thi
r horse a ,
"Tuesday night I waa asleep In m ;
car when two men , whom I rocognizci
as the same ones who had boon arouni
the car during the day , suddenly canv
into the car and Bald 'Money or you
life ! ' They both jumped on mo , but
clung with my hand to the nock of ON
of them. Wo nil rolled out of the ca
and la the- struggle ono kept poundlm
me on the bead with something ani
( ho other was searching mo. The ;
both told mo to keep Htlll.
Fired Three Shots.
"While I wan endeavoring to reach
Into my pocket for a knife ono of them
Hhot nt mo thrco times with n re
volver. One bullet struck me nnd
when I foil they ran toward the city
and I followed them. Ono of them
dropped n clothea brush which might
help llnd them. I could recognize
them at any time. "
Kohout told tlila while In the pool
hall and officials and the excited crowd
forgot all about the car with the
frightened woman. When Kohout de
clared he had loft money In the car ,
the News man inquired If the car was
guarded and ho declared that his sister -
tor was left behind , but that she did
not have the money. Immediately the
crowd of men , headed by Chief of Po
lice Marquardt , started for the car.
Two other euro wore sidetracked close
to the Kohout car and C. O. Joneon ,
cnrouto to Chadron , In charge of one
of the cars , declared ho hoard no
shots nor any fighting , although the
shots wore heard by people on Nor
Sister lo Terrified.
When the Kohout car was entered
by the police nnd some of the men , no
ono could bo seen. Lanterns were
put to work and no ono answered to
the calls of the men , who inquired if
anyone was within. Soon ono of the
men discovered the half crazed wo
man In the extreme north end of the
car , where she had taken refuge and
thought she was well hidden among
tho. chicken coops , grain sacks and
Thought They Came to Kill.
"My God , don't kill mo ! " she cried
when she was discovered , nnd kneel
ing , with her folded hands extended
into the nlr , she prayed in her Bohe
mian language that the Lord save her
from the murderers and at the same
time implored the men that her life
bo spared because she had children
and a husband back in Bohemia who
were coming here.
Ono member of the rescue party ,
who understands the language , soon
pacified the trembling woman and af
ter repeated explanations that her life
was not sought , but that friends had
arrived , she consented to come out
of the car. This was with much dif
ficulty , the woman having covered her
self with most every conceivable thing
in the car. Finally two of the men
lifted her gently to the floor of the
car where she fainted for a moment
but then recovering herself she told
The News man that she had $400 in
her care nnd asked If It was safe.
She peen found the money and , hold
ing it tightly , she walked between two
of the party to the city.
Recognized Robber's Voice.
"No , I did not see * the struggle , " she
said to The News man , "I was as-
cop when it happened , but I could
nderstaud when they were fighting
hat ono of the men wanted my broth-
to keep still. It is a Godsend that
jo gave the money in my charge ,
"rom the talking I could plainly recog-
Izo the voice of ono of the men who
md been around the car in the after-
oon. I did not sec them , but I know
hat they gave my brother some
ivhlskey and he in turn gave them
omo home-made wine. I wish I had
ravelled by passenger train to Ore-
; on , but my brother wanted me to
'ome ' with him. I thought you men
lad come to kill me and rob mo of
ho money. I thought my brother was
dllod and that ho had told of me
ia\ing his money. I was much fright
ned in the car alone that long time.
My brother's wife and children are
low at nushville with relatives but
hey should go direct from there to
Oregon where my brother has a farm. "
All night Kohout's sister watched
jy his bedside and refused to go to
"I would rather sit up , " she said ,
I am too excited and frightened , I
could not sleep. Won't you please see
hat our property is safe ? "
Chief of Police Marquardt put Wnl
or Barnhart , son of City Attorney
Bnrnhart , nnd another young man in
hnrgo of the car.
Besides the $400 , which is safe , Ko
lout declares when the men jumped
on top of him ho had the presence
of mind to put over $15 In the liny
where ho had been sleeping.
Blood stains from the bullet wound
nnd the bruises on his head show the
track of the wounded man from the
car to the pool hall.
Kohout Is about 55 years and his
sister about 38 years of ago.
Had $12,000 ; Taken to Omaha.
Kohout was taken to Omaha at noon
to be operated upon. Francis J. Ne
therda , claiming NIobrara as his home ,
was supplied with money by Katerlna
Kohout , sister of the Injured man ,
and accompanied him to Omaha. Ne-
thorda speaks Bohemian and he has
taken some Interest In the Kohout
Accompanied by the Injured man's
sister , Notherda deposited $12,000 of
Kohout's money In the Nebraska Na
tional bank Wednesday morning. Ko
hout carried with him nearly $400 in
cash to Omaha. The sister is being
taken care of at the Mnsten rooming
house , In the Schoreggo block.
Sheriff C. S. Smith brought Ed Fitch
and Burt Gardner from Meadow Grove
as suspects at noon , but Kohout did
not identify them as his assailants.
The Kohout car Is being taken care
of by the railroad company and the
city authorities , with the aid of Sher
iff Smith nnd a railroad detective , are
in search of the bandits.
Shoots Off His Finger.
Holding a 38-callbor revolver to his
flnger , E. P. Hnnloy , n stranger In the
y city , deliberately pulled the trigger o
d the weapon nnd shot off part of a Qn
gor , In the Person livery barn last
r Hanloy , with a partner , has been In
the city for several days selling
clothes and other articles which , It It
believed , nro stolen property.
Yesterday ho entered the Persona
barn In nn Intoxicated- condition and
y his revolver dropped from his pocket
W. N. Persona picked up the weapon
and handed it to Hanloy , telling him
at the Haino time to get out of the
barn. Hnnlcy pulled the trigger nnd
the cartridge did not explode. Ho
then put his linger over the barrel nnd
again pulled the trigger. This time
the cartridge vrovcd good nnd his lin
ger was badly Injured. Mr. Persons
bandaged the wounded member and
when the man left his barn ho tele
phoned Night Patrolman O'Brien , who
went in search of Hanlcy. It is be
lieved ho and his pal have beou hiding
Htolcu property In the stock yards
north of the city. The men also an
swer the description of the bandits
who hold up Josef Kohout.
TAFT INVITES JAP.
President Wants to Show That There's
Nothing In Jap War Story.
Washington , March 22. President
Taft today Invited Baron Uchlda , the
Japanese ambassador , to a conference
at the white house this afternoon. The
president's object in doing this is to
personally set nt rest the various Irre
sponsible stories that have been pub
Hulled to the effect that army mnnou
vors in Texas and California wore in
a vague way directed toward Japan.
Mayor Didn't Order Arrest.
Mayor Friday disclaims responslbll
Ity for the arrest of Sheriff Clint
Smith of Madison In Norfolk last FrI
day afternoon for violating the local
automobile speed ordinance. The
mayor says that he did not know the
arrest had been made until ho read of
it in The News the next night and
that the story given to The News by a
city ofllclnl that the mayor ordered the
arrest of the sheriff , was untrue.
The official who gave the story to
The News that the mayor had ordered
the arrest was In a position to know
the facts , but In fairness to the mayor ,
Mr. Friday's statement that ho did not
order the arrest of the sheriff will
probably bo accepted as proof that the
ofllclnl who gave out the story was
Chief of Police Marquarat says that
last Friday afternoon the mayor gave
him orders to arrest all automobile
drivers violating the speed ordinance.
The chief says ho know nothing of the
arrest by Officer Sasse of Sheriff
Smith until after the sheriff had been
taken Into police court and lined. Of
ficer Sasso says that he made the ar
rest on his own responsibility , obey-
ng the order given him earlier In the
day to take into custody any violators
of the automobile speed ordinance ,
lo says he know that Sheriff Smith
was in the car which ho saw speeding
hrough the city enrouto from Madison
o the state hospital hero and when
ho car returned he had a warrant
eady for the sheriff's arrest.
Sheriff Smith was conveying an in-
lane patient from Madison to the
Unto hospital nnd was making all pos-
ible haste because the woman in his
charge has suicidal inclination nnd as
nn act of mercy he was anxious to get
lor under the care of Dr. Johnson at
he hospital as quickly as possible.
Although the automobile speed ordi-
innce had been In effect for n long
Ime , the arrest , of Sheriff Smith was
he first time the police had ever pre-
cndcd to enforce it , although it is
veil known that the ordinance has
been violated many times every day.
t is said that Madison people are
quite indignant that the only arrest
hat the Norfolk police over made for
his offense should have been an out
side man as a victim and particularly
vhoii that man was the sheriff of the
county engaged in an act of human
tindness. They are said to resent the
'act that the sheriff , in the back seat ,
should have been arrested for some
mysterious reason , instead of the
driver of the car.
A Divorce and $6,000 for Her.
Madison , Neb. , March 22. Special
o The News : Mrs. Rasmus Nielsen
of Norfolk was granted an nbsolutc
divorce and $6,000 alimony from her
lusband , In a decree handed down by
District Judge A. A. Welch late last
The case had been pending for
some time , Mrs. Nielsen having made ,
sensational charges against her hus
band in filing the suit , alleging mar-
Rasmus Nielsen is a pioneer farm
er , living a mile south of Norfolk on
The couple are well along In years ,
having several grown children.
Aldrich Slons School Bill.
Lincoln , March 22. Governor Aid-
rich in splto of the speech about the
"cow with two tails , " to which ho com
pared Nebraska , with two agricultural
colleges , signed the Eastman bill , II.
R. 2 , giving the state board of public
lands and buildings the right to choose
a site for a now agriculture instltu
tlon , which shall have an appropria
tion of $100,000.
The board is generally understood
to he disposed to locate the school at
Holdrege , which is well Into the south
west part of the state , although oppon
ents of the bill argued that It Is In a
farming region very similar to that
at Lincoln and not at all In the dry
farming part of the state , that is said
to need its own school.
The house in committee of the
whole knocked out the culmination ol
an effort of the joint committee named
to create a road and bridge bill from
the five or six measures covering the
subjects that have been Introduced ,
The house , killed three of the bills and
amended two nioro In such a mannoi
as to upset their purpose. The action
is probably a death blow to the road
legislation it was hoped to got at thle
Governor Aldrich this morning af
fixed his signature to II. R. 2 , appro
priating $100,000 for an agricultural
school in the southwestern part of the
state , probably at Holdrogo.
The senate passed 8. F. 212 , bj
Smith , defining road rights ; S. F. 249
by Morohoad , requiring fire Insurance
companies to contribute a small per
cent of their receipts toward the aup
port of the fire warden's office. S. F.
172 , by Banning , readjusting the sal
aries of comity treasurers , to make
them conform to the late census re-
per > .
Hit by Hose Cart ; Man Dead.
Crawford , Neb. , March 22. While
making n run to a fire Ted Miller ,
who was pulling the flro cart , stumb
led and fell , the wheel passing over
his chest. He died about 1 o'clock
At first It was not thought the ac
cident was serious. Mr. Miller was
employed In Sherlll Bros. ' cn p nnd
wan to have been married next week
to Miss Vlldn Plttit.
After the accident ho sent for the
girl nnd told her he was going to die ,
nnd asked her to notify his parents nt
Independence , In.
The flro wns of no Importance , the
Northwestern railway burning old dry
grass * nnd brush from Its right-of-way.
A Stock Sale at Fairfax.
Fairfax , S. D. , March 22. Special to
The News : A sale of thoroughbred
registered Shorthorn cattle was held
hero Saturday by Koenlg brothers ,
this being their first public sale slnco
entering the business of breeding and
roaring this splendid breed of cattle.
The animals sold nt pcJccs from $60
to $1GO at nn average of about $75 per
head , which is considered quite n fair
average , including as it did several
quite young animals.
About seventy-five head of horses
were also sold , bringing good prices.
A good crowd was present , breed
ers being present nnd making pur
chases for Tripp and Gregory coun
ties , S. D. , nnd Uoyd county , Neb.
Insurance Receiver Asked.
Cleveland , March 22. Alleging that
a $30,000,000 pollcyholders' dividend
fund hns dwindled to $24,000,000
through the unlawful operations of Its
custodians , Charles W. Eberhnrdt ,
Augustus M. Weber and Bernard Mil
ler , three Cleveland pollcyholders ,
started suit for u accounting in Unit
ed States circuit court hero against
the Northwester ! ! Mutual Life Insur
ance company of Milwaukee. A re
ceiver also Is asked for the fund. The
complainants do not attack the finan
cial standing of the Insurance as a
whole. Their attorneys say the com
pany is in no difficulty.
Mrs. % chcnk in Jail.
Chicago , March 22. Mrs. Charles
Schenk was lodged lu jail yesterday ,
laving been Indicted for murdering
icr husband , after n night of revelry ,
chonk wns superintendent of a Park
lldgo gas company.
Hope to End Express Strike.
New York , March 22. Settlement of
.he express strike was hoped for as
ho result of n conference today be-
.ween n committee of the tejiiusters'
inlou and Mayor Gaynor. The confer
ence wns arranged for , following the
arrival here of Samuel Gompers , pres-
dent of the American Federation of
jabor , and a series of consultations
10 will hold with the local officials of
Scratched His Finger.
Royal , Neb. , March 22. Special to
The News : Charles Cannon , a Knox
county farmer , is suffering with blood
poisoning in his arm ns the result of
a scratch on ono of his fingers.
RUSSIAN CABINET CHANGED.
Stolypln Hands Over Presidency to
Council of Ministers.
St. Petersburg , March 22. M. Stoly-
> in handed over the presidency of the
council of ministers to M. Kokovsoff
and notices for the next meeting of
the council , to be held March 23 , were
sent out in the name of M. Kokovsoff ,
who is now acting premier. Count
ilendrlkoff visited M. Stolypln In be
half of the emperor.
At his .final audience with his maj
esty , the former premier discussed af-
'airs of the state and among other
things told the emperor that Russia
would never have a good fleet so long
as Admiral Voovodsky was minister of
marine. The -emperor showed great
concern over this declaration.
The council of the empire rejected
the proposal to confer the franchise
on women. The rumors of an attempt
ngninst the life of M. Korovstevez , the
Russian minister to Peking , have
U. C. T. Election.
One of the most largely attended
meetings of Norfolk couucll No. 120 ,
U. C. T. , ever held took place Satur
day evening when the following offi
cers for the ensuing year were elect
ed : Senior councilor , C. L. Chaffee ;
junior councilor , E. E. Miller ; past
councilor , C. H. Taylor ; secretary and
treasurer , George H. Spear ; conductor ,
F. L. Cummings ; page , S. A. Ersklne ;
sentinel , L. W. Greer ; executive com
mittee for two years , H. M. Culbert-
son nnd John F. Dunhaver ; executive
committee for ono year , F. II. Beels
and Henry C. Oldtleld.
The honorary title of past senior
councilor wns conferred on C. A.
Blakely for having served six full
years on the executive committee.
Public installation of officers will beheld
held at I. O. O. F. hall on Saturday ,
April 15 , followed by a'lunch for the
members and ladles.
Quito a stir is being started for n
good delegation for grand council
meeting at Grand Island in May , n
committee having been appointed to
secure a sleeping cor from Norfolk
and return. The following are dele
gates to the grand council : C. H.
Taylor , C. L. Chaffeo , C. A. Blakely.
Alternates are : George H. Spear , E.
C. Englo and A. E. Chambers.
Prof. " Leo , Fakir , Skips the Country.
Professor Leo , who calls himself
the world's greatest clairvoyant and
spirit medium , bos disappeared nnd
with him hns also disappeared a val
uable diamond ring , loft with him by
ono lady patron ns a "chnrm. " Prc-
feasor 1x30 nnd his wife have for the
pnBt two weeks had n suite of rooms
at 101 Norfolk avenue , where tunny of
their victims have been enticed by
The ring wns naked for by the clair
voyant to keep until the patron called
ngnlu ; The ring wns to be used ns u
"charm" and many secrets from this
c.harm were to ho laid bare to the lady
patron. Ilto. however , l ft the city
Itmt Friday and his wife followed him
Saturday morning. Ills whereabouts
are unknown to Chief of Police Mar-
quardt , who Is looking for him.
Ixjo's grout hit with the unsuspect
ing public was his feat of leaving the
room with Instructions that the pa
trons write their name on n slatu. He
would re-enter the room and pronounce -
nounco the name. The patrons did
not , however , notice a large gloss ball
on the table nt which they wore writ-
lug. Through this Leo is snld to have
looked to rend the names ,
Telephone Work Delayed.
Owing to the failure to arrive of
certain mntorinl for Nebraska Telephone -
phone construction work , the sixty
men advertised for to start operations
Tuesday morning will not bo needed.
It is not known jut > t when this ma
terial will arrive.
More Activity at the Theater.
More activity In the theatrical line
Is promised for Norfolk within the
next few weeks than the city has seen
for n couple of months. Next Monday
night "Tho Barrier , " the latest and
greatest success of Rex Beach , will ho
the attraction at the Auditorium. Thin
Is the first tour of this play In the
west nnd the company is high grade.
Within n short time Al G. Fields'
"Greater Minstrels"--tho greatest min
strel show in the world , headed by Al
G. Fields himself will appear in the
city , nnd another noteworthy booking
is that of Henrietta Crosman , one of
the most celebrated actresses oil the
American stage , who comes to Nor
folk In her now comedy success , "Antl
Norfolk theatergoers may well be
pleased with these announcements , as
these are all metropolitan events of
Clara Plass of Madison was here.
D. Hees and C. S. Bridge went to
John Siliwichtenberg went to Pierce
J. S. Adams of Centra ] City was
here on business.
Miss Ruth Shaw returned from Til-
den , where she attended a house
M. Manning of Battle Creek was a
visitor in the city.
C. W. Landers returned from a busi
ness trip to Pierce.
W. W. Weaver of Dallnsvas in the
city in his automobile.
P. Y. Hyde of Fremont was in the
city transacting business.
William Hauptll of Monowi spent
Sunday here with.relatives ,
Mr. and Mrs. David Kuhn have re
turned from a visit in California.
W. T. Stockdale and A. P. Stockdale
of Madison were visitors In the city.
Constable John Flynn returned from
a business trip to Ewing , Orchard and
Charles Beiersdorf and Fred Heller-
man start for an extended trip in
W. A. Baldwin of Lincoln is in the
city visitng with Dr. O. R. Meredith
and C. E. Hartford.
Charles Boiorsdorf , jr. , of Emerson
spent Sunday here with his parents ,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beiersdorf.
Mrs. Riser , who has been here visit
ing with her sister , Mrs. John Phin-
ney , has returned to her home at Fre
G. L. Carlson returned from Verdi-
gro , where Saturday ho lectured before -
fore the Verdlgro farmers and bust-
Mrs. H. C. Battler Is reported qulto
Another sure sign of spring Is the
nppenrance of children on Norfolk avenue -
enuo munchlny ice cream cones.
Sam Erskino , jr. , has purchased two
residence lots on Koenlgstoln avenue ,
near Thirteenth street , from W. M.
Rnlnbolt of Omaha.
Damascus chapter , R , A. M. , No. 25 ,
will have n special meeting tonight
for work in the past master and most
excellent master degrees.
The quarterly meeting of the Burns
club will take pluco at the Dun Cra
ven residence Tuesday evening. An
elaborate program has been arranged.
Work has been begun on the new
residence of W. W. DoHart , a Norfolk
traveling salesman , on North Eleventh
street , between Nebraska and Pros
T. G. Hight was operated on at an
Omaha hospital Saturday. His condl
tion Is reported by Ijls son , Elmer
Hight , who accompanied him to Oma
ha , as very favorable.
C. H. Cornell of Valentine passed
through Norfolk cnroute homo from
Now York , whore ho has been In the
Interests of his proposed Valentine-
Sioux City railroad.
Captain C. L. Anderson of the local
national guard company Invites anyone
ono desiring to Join the company to
the armory tonight , when the regular
weekly drill will be called.
The boy scouts of this city have
been invited to attend a moving picture
turo entertainment at the state hos
pital. The scouts' next "hike" IB
scheduled for in about two weeks.
Floyd Taylor , who has been driving
the Solres meat wagon , has accepts'
the position ns driver for the Cravoi. .
laundry , succeeding Claude Housh ,
who has taken up inside work at the
A. N. McGlnnis has returned from
Florida , where ho spent the latter part
of the winter. Ho reports a delight-
sojourn.tMr. . McOlnnls brought back
with htm an air plant , which is con
siderable of n novelty in this climate.
Q. L. Plahn of Lomar , Colo. , a grad
uate of the Gem City Business college
of Qulncy , 111. , has accepted a posi
tion as solicitor and representative
for the Norfolk Business college. Mr.
Plahu boa already enrolled three now
Viola Sheldon , daughter of Mrs.
Sheldon , n widow HUng on South
Fourth street , Is mifforinR from near-
let fever. Another child had juttt re
covered from tint name Illness nud the
new case wan contracted from thin.
The houH him been quarantined for
Preparatory to hla annual sugnr
cnmp In Pasownlk's grove , James
Gray hns put the grove In UH usual
pprlng appearance. The nwplo trees
liuvo been tapped nnd llttlo buckets
on tiny troughs ndorn the trees , which
will furnish the sap for the largo
boiler that will be uwcd to make the
sugar nt the camp.
William Ynteu , a pnlntor , nnd E.
Bruntlcnborg , both colored , wore ar
rested Sunday for being drunk nnd
fighting on North Eighth street. Both
men were fined $7.10 in Judge Else-
ley's court nnd , having no money but
n good job , wore allowed to go to
work and pay their line on the Install-
intuit plan. Yntos Is the pnlntor who
last month served time in the Madison -
ison jail for furnishing alcohol to Mrs.
Ham Goon. He was arrested for being
drunk after he returned hero nnd , nc-
cording to Judge Elsoloy , "owes the
court sixty days in the county Jail. "
Ho will probably bo sent to Mndlson
on April 1.
The bill appropriating enough mon
ey to build a railroad spur to the state
Insane hospital here has boon favor
ably passed upon by a committee in
the legislature , but probabllltos nro
that it will not bo passed at this ses
sion of the leglslnturo. This informn-
tion was received from Representa
tive II. C. Mntrnu , who was hero lo
spend Sunday with his family. Mr.
IMatrau says the appropriations have
been HO great that It Is possible the
pruning knife will bo used to some ex
tent and that it is likely the bill for
I ho spur to the- state hospital will bo
laid over. The house will probably
adjourn about the last of this month ,
but there is so much work to bo done
that it may , bo necessary to turn the
hands of the clock back for some
JAPS MOBILIZE NEAR MEXICO ;
Exodus of Little Brown Men from Colorado -
orado Coal Fields Noticed.
Trinidad , Colo. , March 21. The ex
odus of Japanese from the coal camps
n this vicinity has become noticeable.
Several hundred of them hnvo quit the
mines nnd left the state within the
ast two weeks. Practically all pur
chased tickets to points In California
or to El Paso. Tox.
GIRL IS EXONERATED.
Killing Man In Defense of Her Honor
Held to Be No Crime.
Poultney , Vt. , March 21. Accepting
: he girl's statement that she had shot
Luigl Vermillo In defense of her hon
or , Judge F. G. Swlnnerton of the Rut-
and municipal court declined to hold
Camllao Covlno on a charge of mur
On the stnnd the young Itnllan girl
admitted that she shot Vermillo , who
wns a boarder at her parents' home ,
on the morning of February 16. She
said Vermillo entered her room before
she had arisen , insulted her nnd nt-
tempted to drag her upstnirs. She
mnnaged to break away from him and
secured a shotgun with which she
Hard to Get Murder Jury.
Independence , Kan. , March 21.
When the trial of A. A. Truskett , &
wealthy business man of Caney , Kan. ,
charged with killing J. D. S. Neeloy ,
banker and oil man of Lima , Ohio , at
Cauey , January 7 last , was resumed
: oday , there was llttlo chance of get
ting a Jury. Owing to the prominence
of the defendant it is difficult to se
cure competent jurora. Several days
will bo probably required. In his ex
amination of voniremon , the states'
attorney asked each man if a person
pretending to be n mule buyer had ac
costed them. The defense also asked
the venireuien if n man representing
liimself as a lease taker had inquired
the opinions of the guilt of the de
JAPS UPHOLD TREATY.
Effort to Defeat American Agreement ,
is Beaten In the Diet.
Toklo , March 21. The resolution of
fered in the diet by the opposition
condemning the government's foreign
policy In connection with English and
American treaties , was defeated today
by a largo majority.
Count Komurn , the foreign secre
tary , in a lengthy speech reiterated
that the American treaty had caused
no change in the policy or principles
of the government of Japan. The diet
will bo prorogued this afternoon.
Honolulu Cholera Outbreak Ends.
Honolulu , March 21. The cholera
outbreak hero is officially declared to
bo ended but quarantine and other
precautionary measures will bo con
tinued until the sanitary work for
which the legislature appropriated
$50,000 is complete. There are twen
ty-seven cases of cholera In the pres
ent outbreak of which twenty-one
Big Reserves In Banks.
Washington , March 21. Reports of
conditions of national banks , made in
response to the comptroller's last call
on March 7 , continue to show a grad
ual expansion with a slight tendency
to curtail circulation. The Now York
banks appear to have a substantial
reserve beyond the requirements of
the law. The contraction of circula
tion Is reflected In deposits of lawful
money In the treasury to retlro the
The banks nro about $6,000,000
tlons nnd treasury officials bollevo
tlons nnd tornsury officials believe
much of the circulation now being
retired will not bo seen again until
the crop-moving season. The largo re-
domptlonu nro held to Indicate *
general , movement of money front ths
interior to the central reserve cltlou ,
pnrtlculnrly Now York.
Tom Johncon Better.
Cleveland , O. , March 21. Former
Mayor Tom L. Johnwon pnsucd nt\- \
other routful night. U tn expected lib
will regain most of the tftrength loot
at * a result of hln rolarmo hint week.
Nebraska Sotona Take a Day Off.
Lincoln , March 21. The overwhelm
ing presence of dlntlngulnhod demo
cracy in the persons of Chnmp Clnrk ,
Senator Owen , Senator Kern , Gover
nor Shnfrolh , W. J. Bryan and others
was altogether too much for the No-
brattkn legislators nnd after a feeble-
effort in each IIOUHO to attend to buai-
IIOHB they KIIVO It up and adjourned
for the day.
The houuo had set as n special or
der the five good roads bills , which
were drawn up by the joint commit
tee on highway legislation. The llhit
ono of those , H. 11. 669 , ciuno up for
discussion. MuKlssIck moved to in
definitely postpone it , nnd whllo that
question was being debated , the hoimo
took n recess to hear the addressed
delivered by Champ Clark , John W.
Kern , Robert Owen nnd Governor Shn-
froth of Colorado.
The senate passed ono bill , S. F.
3KI , Introduced by Brown of Lnncaa-
ter nnd providing for the filing of
articles of Incorporation by building
and loan associations as IH done by
other corporations. A number of bills
were reported out for tbo general Hlo
by the committees nnd the following
were Indefinitely postponed :
S. F. 317 , by Roagon , providing for
a chnugo in the law regarding the
appointment of administrators.
S.'F. 321 , by PliM-ok , limiting void a
court decree signed by any judge or
person nol n practicing attorney nd-
mltted to the supreme court bar.
Although the senate has already
passed one resolution in favor of Ca
nadian reciprocity , Senator Albert in
troduced a resolution in opposition
and it was laid over ono day. Albert
explained his notion afterward by
Baying tlitit the former action was has
tily taken and that ho was Out of the \
city nt the time nnd would have fought
It if ho had been given nn opportunity.
Nellgh Wants Chautauqua.
Neligh , Neb. , March 21. Special to
The News : The called chautauqua
meeting hold last night nt the court
room drew n fnir crowd of businessmen
mon nnd citizens of this city. J. F.
Boyd called the meeting to order nnd
J. C. Jenkins stated the object of the
meeting , giving in detail the program
that is planned by the Midland chau-
tnuqua circuit to bo presented hero ,
starting Saturday , August 5 and con
cluding on Sunday the 13th. The pro
gram Is far better than that given
hero last year. The sentiment of those
present were unanimously in favor of
another chnutnuqua and was so voted.
It was given out at this meeting that
the season tickets sold last year and
the general admission sale paid In
full the guarantee.
The proposition is precisely the
same this year with the Midland people
ple , and that is , Nellgh guarantees
$1,400 for nine days' program. It was
moved nnd carried that the chairman
appoint n committee of ton to be giv
en full authority nnd run the chnutau.
qua. Chairman Boyd stated that ho
would nppolnt this committee some
time today. During the latter part of
the mooting J. W. Lamson was ap
pointed secretary of the meeting.
Wickersham Scores the Recall.
Cleveland , O. , March HI. Attorney
General Wickershnm , In n speech hero
last night , made n strong plea for on
independent judiciary and scored the
recall as the "last invention of self-
characterized 'progressive' govern
Ship Owners Confer.
Cologne , Gonnany , March 21.
Trans-Atlantic shipping representa
tives met hero today to discuss sev
eral disputed points now standing In
the way of a renewal of the Atlantic
conference pool agreement The de
liberations are private.
Taft Names a Judge.
Washington , March 20. President
Tnft today appointed W. W. Warwick
of Cincinnati ns judge of the supreme
court of the Pannma canal zone.
Nebra&kan Burns to Death.
Grand Island , Nob. , March 20. Spe
cial to The Novs : Bert Stafford , un
married , burned to death as a result
of an explosion of a kerosene can
while kindling a fire. He died five
Big Cases Not Decided.
Washington , March 20. Neither the
Standard Oil nor the tobacco trust
cases was decided by the supreme
court of the United States today , al
though many had expected one or
A Farmer Insane , Burns Buildings.
Fremont , Nob. , March 20. Special
to The News : Joeseph Herout , near
Howells , a wealthy farmer , wont In-
snno this morning and set flro to all
buildings on his place , using kerosene.
Howolls firemen saved the house , but
other buildings were destroyed. He-
rout is in custody.
A Gambler Ends Life.
Gregory , S. D. , March 21. Special to
The News : Lew Jones , aged about 28 , &
gambler who came hero lost fall from
Sioux City , committed suicide about 3
o'clock p. m. at the Lowollyn hotel In
this city. Jones used the fire escape
rope by tying ono end around bin nock
and jumping outside from the window
of his room in the third story. Ho
had evidently been dead two hours
when discovered dangling from thn
side of the building by people passing.
Despondent for want of funds and i ,
recent excessive drinking probably V
prompted the act. The recent closing \
of the lid on gambling In Gregory hoa
mndo that calling unprofitable.