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THE NOHKOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOUKNAL. FRIDAY , APRIL 7 , 1911.
Henrietta Crosman Here Saturda ,
On Saturday of next week Norfolk
will see ono of th" most notnhlo the
atrical performances over given In
this city when Henrietta Crosman In
Percy MacKayo'H new satirical com-
rdy , "Anti-Matrimony , " will como to
the Auditorium direct from the Stnde-
baker theater In Chicago and the Gar-
rick In Now York.
It Is expected Hint a number of out-
of-town people will bo In the city to
attend this performance , as Henrietta
CroHinan Is well worth a trip to see.
Beats will go on sale Friday morning ,
hut mall orders from either out-of-
town people or Norfolk people are
being reserved at the present tlrno
when accompanied by remittance.
"Anti-Matrimony" Is said to bo a
"scream" all the way through.
"Paid In Full. "
"Paid In Full , " the great play by
Eugene Walter , will be presented nt
the Norfolk Auditorium next Wednes
day , matlnco and night. Prices : MatInee
Ineo , fiOc ; night , 2C > c to SI.
Sulllvans Make Good In Gotham.
"Those Sullivan boys , Jack and Dan ,
from Montana , have made good In
Now York now and are right In the
running for the middleweight title , "
says Robert Edgren , sporting editor
and sporting cartoonist of the Now
York World. Mr. Edgren has taken a
great fancy to the two O'Neill fighters
who left this vicinity some time ago
after defeating every fighter they came
in contact with. Mr. Edgren knows a
fighter when he sees ono and In the
Sullivan boys ho sees two clean men
who have taken to the professional
prize ring after having made their way
through a series of athletic contests
beginning with polo vaulting.
"Dan and Jack Sullivan are real
Sulllvans and of good Irish stock , "
continues Mr. Edgren in his Introduc
tion to New York of the O'Neill fight
ers , and then ho adds :
"Paekey McFarland told mo that
Jack Sullivan , who trained with him
In Los Angeles , was the best middle
weight in America. Ho hadn't seen
Dan. It's a question , now , which of
the brothers will go to the top first
They are both genuine middle-weights.
Jack fought n twenty-round draw with
Stanley Kotchel , and has knocked out
a lot of good middle and heavyweights.
His first trial in Now York was at the
Olympic Monday night , and he made ;
Connie Schmidt look like a clown in a
"When the Sulllvans landed in New
York no eastern middleweight would
make a match with them. It was a
case of 'none so poor to do them rev
erence. ' 'Who over heard of the Sulll
vans ? Let. them get a rep , ' was the
cry. The real trouble was that the
Sullivan reputation had been passed
around , and the local champions didn't
want to meet middlewelghts who had
been lighting heavies all over the
country and heating them.
'Dan couldn't find a middleweight
opponent , so he fought Reynolds , a
dangerous heavyweight , at Brown's
last night , and knocked him out in a
round a one-punch knockout.
"That middleweight title Is running
around loose like a stray dog , and if
'the best middleweight in America'
Isn't entitled to it , who is ? "
Edgren gave the two O'Neill boys n
feature place in his sporting page of
last week. Mr. Edgren certainly
knows how to pen the face of a pug
and he has both Jack and Dan standIng -
Ing with gloved palms up under the
plum tree of the middleweight title
waiting for the lonely plum to drop
Into their arms. Other pugs arc in
the distance with their hair on end
John Pollock in the World tells the
following of one of Dan's latest featf
in New York :
"Montana Dan Sullivan won the
easiest kind of a victory over Jacl <
Reynolds , the Brooklyn heavyweight
at Brown's Gymnasium A. A. , puttlnj
him away in the first round of a ten
round bout with a short right ham
swing to the Jaw. This was Dan's in
Itlal appearance In a contest in thii
vicinity , and the neat and quick wn ;
in which ho whipped over the sleej
punch made him an instant favoriti
with the large crowd of club member
who saw the scrap. The blow tha
finished Reynolds was the only gooi
one landed , as Reynolds bad previous
ly missed several swings for Sullivan'
jaw before Dan got over his wallop. "
The Philadelphia Public Ledger , 1
telling of how Dan put the torrlfi
Billy Berger to the bad in the sixt
round says that the O'Neill fighter ha
not yet struck the six-round gait an
that he Is not taking any chances t
let the middleweight title slip hi
"Sullivan Is apparently a long dii
tanco lighter. " says the Ledger. "I
the first round he jolted Berger's ja'
with a terrific right , and after tlu
round Berger had n wholesome rcspe <
for his opponent. "
Before his fight with Berger th
Evening Times gave Dan's history i
detail as follows :
Dan an Olympian Athlete.
From the amateur realm of Olyr
pic athlete to the commercial aspei
of a tin-eared pugilist is a conside
able leap ; but that Is the chasm whic
Montana Dan Sullivan bridged wlthl
a year or more.
Montana Dan , in accordance wil
the almost unvarying custom of fi
tiana , is decorated with the name i
the silver state because ho was hoi
In Nebraska. His first appearance :
the effete east will be tonight , wh (
ho barters blows with Pittsburgh ben
cat , Billy Berger , of the Dendy ontou
Now a little of the personal histoi
of Montana Dan makes an intcrcstii
perusal. He has four brothers , and ;
are fighters , or at least three of them
rc. Jerry , the youngest of the pug
nacious quartet , thought that ho wan.
But a few minutes' fistic converse
with our own Wllllo Moody took that
bollof out of Jeremiah , and ho has
never regained his faith In his person
al ability to make a dent In contem
porary llHtlc history-
HOWOVIT. back to Dan. Statistically
speaking , Daniel stands 5 feet 1014
Inches In his stockings , and has seen
twenty-six summers pass over his
When he fights ho tips the bar of
the scales at If.S . pounds , and claims ,
with propriety and truth , too , that he
Is a legitimate middleweight. Of his
prowess as a disciple of fisticuffs one
must learn later.
Until his forthcoming argument with
Billy Berger ho has fought a dozen
times. Each was a victory. In his
twelve fights he has never known the
sensation of the ominous "ten" being
tolled over his prone body.
Has Never Been Staggered.
Indeed , he has never felt the punch
that made his knees sink with help
less until he toppled to the lloor to
await the count of "nine" to rise stag
gering to his feet.
Not only are these facts true , but
Dan himself states that ho has never
been smote with such fierce attack
that ho was even dazed.
But , historically , the fighting epi
sodes in the life of Sullivan are scarce
ly worth an extended mention. But
his general athletic prowess Is such
to mark him as n considerable boy In
thrft particular Held.
Sullivan was born in a little town
known as O'Neill , Neb. As a boy he
was a rugged chap and naturally took
to athletics. He devoted himself to no
particular form , but gave his efforts to
many diversified forms of many-ave-
Dan began , of course , as a slmon-
pure amateur. His success became a
matter of such neighborhood moment
about the town in which ho was born
that he early was looked upon with
considerable respect , even by those
whose athletic activities took them out
of Uie horizon of the little Nebraska
The Sulllvans slipped away from Ne
braska several years ago and went
into Montana. Here a larger field of
endeavor was offered to Dan. Hero
ho found athletic clubs appointed In
the best of style and furnished with
the necessary paraphernalia to bo
reckoned as splendid organizations in
In Ail-Around Championships.
It was nuts to Dan to join ono of
them. Ho speedily became reckoned
as ono of the best athletes in Butte.
Ixical meets always found him in the
list of prize winners , and his trophy
room looked like a jeweler's.
Along in 1905 Portland , In the neigh
boring state of Oregon , wanted to
show its appreciation of the explorers
who comprised the Lewis and Clark
expedition that revealed to the coun
try the fertility , the wealth and the
nature of that great part of the north
So n gigantic exposition was held.
Here , too , the national amateur ath
letic championships were held in con
nection with the exposition. Athletes
of various degrees and stations flock
ed to the Oregonian city. Sullivan
went with the team from Butto.
Ho entered the all-around champion
ships , and in this strenuous competi
tion finished fourth. Ho won the pole
vault with a flight of 11 feet over the
bar. He was first also in the high
jump with a leap over the stick of S
feet 8 inches , and also took the junioi
56-pound weight throwing for distance
with a putt of 24 feet.
After the exposition , and when the
American team to visit the 1906 Olym
pic games was made up , Sullivan wuc
taken as a member. Ho made the trii
to Athens with the team and cngaget
in the heavyweight wrestling contest
He tussled two and one-half hour !
without a fall , against the toughes
opponent in the competition.
After a short period in amateu
wrestling , when he reached homo hi
found the step into professional rank ;
an easy one to make. Ho had a sue
cessful career as a professional , bu
when the game seemed to be ebbini
decided that ho would take up som
other branch of commercial activity.
Professional pugilism seemed nntui
ally the next move , and into flstlan
Montana Dan went. His career in thi
form of sport has also proved as su (
cessful as his efforts in other fioldi
's Through the west he is known as
Hercules who disdains to pick oppoi
c-nts according to weight.
Anything that savors of heavyweigli
or middleweight does for Dan. He ha
a match with Pueblo Jim Flynn , wh
lias forty pounds on this lad. Th
ic match fell through. Then Dan shoo
the west. Hense his appearance her
tonight at the National.
Crelghton Wins at Basketball.
Creiqhton , Neb. , April 1. Special I
The News : In a one-sided game (
basketball last night , Crelghton hie
Inw school girls defeated Bloomfield , 39 t
w 1. The Bloomfield team made de
at pt-rate efforts to win , but were tc
ct light. Tills makes a game apiece , ai :
the rubber will probably be played ,
in Wolgast Easy Winner.
Auditorium Pavilion , Son Franclsc
April 1. Lightweight Champion A
m- Wolgast made short work of Anton
ct LaGrave , a rather obscure local flgb
jr- er. Wolgast batted his opponent abo' '
ch the ring , landing whenever and whe
In ever ho chose. LaGrave's secant
InUi threw up the sponge after about tv
Ui minutes fighting in the fifth round , ;
is- it was palpably apparent that L
of Grave would not last the round out
in Abe Attell Beats Burns.
en Now York , April 1. Abe Attell , tl
ir- featherweight champion , outclassi
.ir- Frankle Burns , the bantamweight
Jersey City , at the National Sportli
ry club. Attell took the risk of makii
ringside which ho d
ng 118 pounds nt ,
nil for the first time since he becan
champion of his clans. Although Burns
was the aggressor , the champion , with
his ring generalship outpointed him ,
notwithstanding that his left arm was
rendered almost useless by lefts Burns
dellvurud on his olhows and shoulders
In the fourth and sixth rounds. It was
an Injury to this arm which had kept
Attell from the ring for the last few
weeks , and after Burns' blows hi1
fought almost all of the remaining
rounds with his right In the ninth ho
sent Burns to the lloor with a right
swing for the count of nine , and with
exactly the same blow he turned the
trick again in the final round.
Nellgh Commercial Club Election.
Nellgh. Neb. , April 1. Sperlal to
Tht News : A meeting of the Com
mercial club of this city has been
called for Monday evening at the court
room at 8 o'clock. Among other busi
ness that may bo transacted at that
tinio is the electing of a president.
The removal of J. J. Mellck from this
city to Omaha has caused this office
to become vacant. It Is not known at
this time who the now president may
On account of failing health the sec
retary , A. Vance Anderson , will tender
his resignation at this meeting. This
will make the meeting still more 1m
portant for the members to select two
of the foremost officers of the organ !
North Nebraska Deaths.
Paul Cook died at Stan ton.
John Dlereon died at Winner.
Mrs. J. II. Moellor died at Leigh.
Mrs. G. M. Paul died nt Burke.
James B. Riddle Died at Croighton.
Mrs. Clara A. Newton died nt Royal.
J. B. Nash died at Nellgh.
Martha Renner died at Elgin.
Joseph Fisher died at Creighton.
G. M. Hardy died at Rushville.
P. E. Brown died at Pierce.
Mrs. Margaret Bcnnet died at Car
What Other Towns Are Doing.
The town board of Long Pine held
their first mooting in the new town
hall , which has just been completed
The building is constructed of pressed
brick and has every modern conven
The Dallas Boosters club entertained
the farmers of that vicinity last week ,
The farmers were treated to an II
lustrated lecture by Professor Camp
bell of Lincoln.
The Tllden Commercial club at a
special meeting entertained the farm
ers of that vicinity. The good roads
question was thoroughly discussed.
At a mass meeting of Neligh citi
zens held for the purpose of looking
into the oil road question , J. H. Curtis
of Minnesota gave an interesting ad
dress on oil roads. A committee was
sent to Lincoln to investigate the oil
roads in that city. The committee
returned with a favorable report and
a car of oil was ordered for experi
ment on the streets of Neligh.
Women farmers of Niobrara are pre
paring to attend the farm women's
congress , to bo held in Colorado next
In O'Neill the business men to offset
the "Florida fever" are endeavoring to
establish a home market for thq farm
ers by securing a factory for the farm
A meeting is soon to bo held at
Battle Creek to organize a volunteer
flro department The fire company Is
to bo ready before the Battle Creek
water system is completed.
Following in the footsteps of other
towns in * this vicinity , West Point Is
being a campaign in the form of
cleaning up backyards and alleys.
The business men of Winner have
subscribed sufficient funds for a public
well which will bo located in the cen
tral part of that thriving little town.
A new water main and concrete dam
is to bo constructed at Chadron The
cost of these improvements wiH reach
: R. J. Headley and Lola Blair were
married at Gross.
Carl Rethwisen and Christina O.e
son were married at Tilden ,
it Jerry Spangler and Lena Rode were
married at West Point.
John Stuckenschmidt and Anne
Schroeder wore married at Wesl
Erail Bargholz and Mary Miller wer (
married at Wayne. .
Abe Dolph and Jennie Bashkir !
E. were married at Wakefield.
E. L. Drebert and Estolla L. Mat
teson were married at Osmond.
E. A. Bass and Alice A Heath wen
ilt married at Winner.
id Elmer D. Wnrnoke and Alma Lillii
10 were married at Winner.
10k J. L. Davis and Anna James wer
k married at Carroll.
re Guy C. Finney and Mae T. Delma
were married at Ainsworth.
J. C. Quick and Bertha E. Bee
were married at Ainsworth.
Jake Lackus and Sadie Darnell wer
married at WInside.
B. F. Sherbahn and Goldie Cox wer
° married at Wayne.
T. W. Roberts and Bertha Klok
, were married at Neligh.
Charles Doty and Blanche Nowma
were married at Springview.
R. D. Hill has opened a moder
. cafe at Bonesteel.
W. F. Adamok & Co. have opone
t up a grocery store at Humphrey.
Krotter & Hall Lumber company c
j Long Pine have sold their buslnes
to Walrath & Sherwood Lumber con
no pany of Omaha.
a. William Beem has purchased the ,
W. Epler grocery store at Wayne.
Joseph V. Kuzel has purchased tli
R. H. Goodgo hardware business :
ed Woods & Crandall have opened u
of an automobile garage and repair she
ng at Spencer.
ng The Farmers Elevator compaii
lid have purchased the Galena l.umbi
mo yard at Nellgh.
Pleasures of the Week.
On Tuesday Miss Rosolla Cole gave
a luncheon to twelve young ladles In
honor of Miss Fussolman of Kdgerton ,
Ohio , who for four years was Miss
Cole's roommate at Oborlln. Those
present were Misses Wattles and
Cochran of Nellgh , Misses llees , Shaw ,
Halo , Johnson , Viele , Bridge , Maylard ,
and Odlorne. Music and reading by
the guests gave much pleasure , after
which they engaged hi a costume con-
' pst Six guests each armed with crepe
paper , pins and scissors , proceeded to
array their partners in gowns mod
eled after the latest spring creations.
The result was highly satisfactory to
those acting as models , as each gown
was different from the others and
Mrs. E. T. Kearney and Mrs. Brown
of Jackson , Neb. , were guests in the
homoof Mr. and Mrs. II. J. BIngon-
heimer on Koenlgstein avenue Mon
The West Side Whist club enjoyed
a pleasant meeting In the homo ot C.
S. Bridge on Tuesday evening.
The Ladles' guild of Trinity church
met with Mrs. J. B. Maylard on Thurs
Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Rainbolt are
now at St. Augustine , Fin. , where they
will stay until the middle of April.
At the homo of the bride's parents ,
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Olmsted , at 8:30 :
Wednesday evening , occurred the wed
ding of Miss Opal Olmsted and Harry
Wilber Bates. Rev. Edwin Booth , jr. ,
performed the ceremony , after which
a dainty dinner was served. Only Im
mediate relatives and a few close
friends were present.
Mr. Bates Is a popular business man
here , having only recently purchased
the Macy photograph studio. Miss
Olmsted is one of Norfolk's most pop
ular young ladles.
Miss Dorrs Olmsted , sister of the
bride , was ringbearer , carrying the
ring in a calla-lily. The guests were :
Dr. and Mrs. Bates of Crete , Dr. and
Mrs. Heckert of Wayne , Mrs. Arm
strong of Wayne. Prof. C. O. Carlson
of Crete , the Misses Chrissie and Mar
garet Dick of Crete , Miss Myrtle Akers
of Plalnview , Mrs. J. D. Sturgeon , the
Misses Alton of Long Pine , Rev. and
Mrs. Edwin Booth , jr. , and Miss Grace
French of Lincoln.
At 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Braasch , at 1312 Norfolk avenue , Rev.
TJdwin Booth , pastor of the Congrcga-
tional church of this city united in
marriage Miss Eriioia I ) . Braasch to
Elmer R. Pearson of Omaha. The
bride was beautifully gowned in pale
blue chiffon mull over Dutchess satin
and carried a bouquet of white roses
Miss Minnie Braasch acted as brides
maid and John G. Lees of Omaha a *
groomsman. At the appointed hour
the bride and groom and attendants
repaired to the parlors , which were
tastily decorated with smilax and hy
acinths , when W. D. Day of Downs ,
Kan. , sang "O Promise Me. "
After the ceremony those In attend
ance were seated at an elegant three-
course dinner. There wore many hand
some and precious guts from relatives
and friends. The bride and groom de
parted on the evening train for Oma
ha , where they will bo at home to their
friends at 2219 VInton street after
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Braasch and has been a resident
of the city and vicinity for many years
and has been identified in educational
work for the greater part of her time.
The groom is also well and favorably
known in this city , having been a resi
dent for some time and now engaged
in business in Omaha. Besides the im
mediate relatives and friends of the
city the out-of-town guestswere : Mr.
. and Mrs. W. J. Braasch , Platte Cen
ter ; Miss Mlnnlo Braasch , Valentine ;
Mr. and Mrs. II. F. Rohrke , Lincoln ;
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Day , Downs , Kan. ;
Mr. and Mrs. E. Pearson , Hastings ;
John G. Lees , Omaha.
t- Coming Events.
The economic department of the
Woman's club will meet with Mrs
Kuhl on South Ninth street Mondaj
afternoon , at 2:30. :
e Fish Scarce This Year.
O'Neill Frontier : It looks like then
ir would bo little sport in the flshint
line this summer. The water was
so shallow in the lakes and creeks
when it froze up last fall and tin
e freezing was so severe In Januar ;
that the fish have all perished excep
o In the very largo lakes where thi
water was deep. In Dry Creek , Soutl
Fork and the lakes intervening then
nro great quantities of dead fish , fron
in the wee minnows to three-foot pick
rel. Unless heavy rains set in am
bring high water with overflows litho
the streams and lakes so fish wil
n como up from farther down th
streams there will bo none this sum
of BOY ROBBER IS CAPTURED.
Has Only Five Cents Left of the Smal
Fortune He Stole.
J. Fort Wayne , Ind. , April 1. A boy c
16 years , who gave his name to th
10 police as John Rahnor when arreste
at late last night , today admitted that h
is the youth wanted for the theft c
ip $1,300 and valuable papers from th
ap Union Hill National bank of Unto
Hill , N. J. , early last December.
y Rahnor , who was recognized from
er photograph , when arrested was worl
ing as a messenger hey and had enl I
llvo cents of the Email fortune he says
: io stole. Ho Implicated nn Italian
boy In the robbery.
Argue on New Trial.
Independence , Kan. , April 1. Argu
ments on a motion for a now trial for
A. A. Truskt'tt of Cancy , Kan. , con-
\lcted of second degree murder for
kllllim J. 1) . S. Neeley of Lima. O. ,
wore called before Judge Flanclly to
day. Truskett has been in jail since
the verdict against him was returned
HIS ANSWERS NOT SO CLEVER.
Italian Alleged Camorrlst Leader , Ap
pears to Poorer Advantage.
Vlterho , Italy , April 1. Under cros *
examination today Enrico Alfano ap-
licnred to less advantage than ho did
under direct Interrogation yesterday
when his vehement denials that he
was cither the head or the tall of the
Caniorrn or had guilty knowledge of
the deaths of Gennaro Cuoccolo and
his wife , fairly stampeded the audi
ence. He fended skillful blows not so
"If you were Innocent , " asked Pres
ident Blanch ! , "why did you fieo to
the United States ? You did not take
your lllght immediately after the
crime you were accused of. In fact ,
you delayed and were arrested. But
following your release you fled .when
Abbatemagglo's revelations began and
In so doing you showed that you felt
that the informer spoke the truth. "
"I lied , " answered Alfaco , "because
for the second time I TS.IS experienc
ing an attack of intestinal trouble and
I feared that it would bo aggravated
by confinement If I was held in prison
for some years preceding my trial. Of
my ultimate vindication , I had no
"And what of the Camorra today ? "
pursued the president.
"It no longer exists. "
"That assertion , " retorted the presi
dent , "Is explainable when It is re
called that a rule of the society
obliges Camorrists to deny to the au
thorities their affiliation with the Ca
morra , this repudiation of their po-
sltou not implying cowardice in the
eyes of the Camorra. "
TO ADJOURN NEXT THURSDAY.
Nebraska Legislature Comes to Agree
ment on Time to Quit.
Lincoln , April 1. The house and
senate reached an agreement to ad
journ April G , and both adopted reso
lutions to quit on that date.
The Carnegie foundation fund for
superannuated university professors
received n scoring in the house , when
the bill providing for Its acceptance
came up , but the house passed the
measure by a vote of 53 to 40. It haa
passed the senate.
Action of the senate In placing it at
the foot of the sifting committee file
practically kills the Placek congres
sional reapportionment bill. The foot
of the file will never be reached.
Governor Aldrich , in a special mes
sage calls attention to the approval of
the Nebraska bank guarantee law by
the supreme court of the United
States , and urges the legislature , if it
wants to see the law put in force , to
provide the necessary funds.
The senate passed Hoagland's bill ,
emulating the amount of damage that
telegraph company may bo held for ,
nd Bartos' bill providing for the gar-
lishment of cemetery association
It killed Dickens' bill , providing a
enalty for exposing or printing se-
rets of secret orders.
HITCHCOCK CLEANS HOUSE.
( weeping Changes Made in Railway
Mall Service Organization.
Washington , April 1. Drastic ac-
ion was taken last night by Post
naster General Hitchcock in effecting
i reorganization of the railway ser
ice. A dozen changes of the most
mportant officers were made by Mr ,
litchcock as a result of careful inves-
igation and consideration.
Theodore Ingalls of Kentucky , su
pcriutendent of the division of rural
nails , was appointed general superin
endent of the ra'ilway mail service al
54,000 a year in succession to Super
ntendent Grant , who was transferret
o St Paul as a division superinten
dent at a reduction to $3,000 a year.
The affairs of the railway mail ser
vice were overhauled thoroughly bj
Mr. Hitchcock personally and the out
come is the most sweeping change
ever made in the history of the rail
way mail service.
New Dakota Bankc.
Pierre , S. D. , April 1. Articles o
ncorporatlon have been filed for thi
Loynlton State bank at Loyalton , Ed
rounds county , with a capital of $10 ,
000 and the Okaton SUite bank at Oka
ton , Lyman county , with a capital o
CANADIAN MINERS ON STRIKE
10,000 Men Walk Out Supply of Coa
on Hand Is Not Large.
Winnipeg , April 1. The strike c
miners working in all the largo cor
mines of southern Alberta and caster
British Columbia , the sources of sui
ply for the prairies of western Cai
u ada , began last night involving 10,00 )
The supply of coal on hand at Letl
bridge , Alberta , the largest coal rail
ing center , is not large. The Gal
mines are lifting about 1,100 tons dall
and have 5,000 tons on hand. Most c
the output this week was saved , o
outside orders have not been heavy.
The miners demand an open she
and increase fn wages.
RECOVERS HIS SANITY.
Alaska Prospector Who Killed TV.
Men , Has Been In Asylum.
Washington , April 1. Convince
that W. H. Ledger , an Inmate of tl :
government hospital for the Insan
who eight years ago killed two me
and wounded three others while d
struggle that preceded the shootin
ho wan hit on the head with the butt
of a revolver , causing his Insanity , .
The throe wounded men escaped.
Ledger won found with the two dead
bodies. Ho was arrested and convict
ed of murder and sentenced to twenty
years In the Leavenworth peniten
tiary. Ho has now served eight years
and Is 55 years old.
Dakota Wins Debate.
Vermllllon , S. D. , April 1. South
Dakota university won the debate with
Crelghton college of Omaha , with the
negative of the question , "Resolved ,
That the Conservation Policy of This
Country Should bo Left to the States
Rather Than the United States. "
A BLACKHANDER CONFESSES.
Chicago Italian May be Author of the
Threat to Judge L.indls.
Chicago , April 1. Phillip Pnrpurpa ,
who confessed that ho had written
more than a score of blackmailing let
ters over a "blackhand" signature ,
was turned over to the United States
authorities. Secret .service men will
try to determine whether Purpurpa
can bo connected with letter written
to United States Judge 1C M. Landls ,
threatening him with vengonnco of the
"hlarkhnnd" If Gianni Along ! , an Ital
ian being tried for blackmail , was not
The letter to Judge Landls was fol
lowed by the discovery near his dis
trict of a harmless "bomb , " composed
chietly of muscllage. The bomb at
first was treated as a joke but later
secret service men declared they be
lieved It planted by the writer of the
letter In order to show his ability to
reach the United States judge with a
Purpurpa , ararigncd before United
States CommlsiBonor Mark A. Foote ,
repeated his confessions and was held
in bond of $5,000.
His hearing was set for April 6. It
developed during the examination of
Purpurpa that James E. Stewart , chief
of postal inspectors of the Chicago
district , also had received a death
threat In the Along ! trial.
Mr. Stewart says on the second day
of the trial , ho had entered an eleva
tor on the sixth Moor of the postofficc
building and the car had started
down , when a man crowded against
the gate and called , "bo careful what
you say against Alongi , or you will go
to your death as others have. "
The postal Inspector turned and saw
a short Italian hurrying down the cor
ridor. The inspector alighted nt the
fifth floor and ordered his deputy Inspector
specter to make a search of the build
ing , but failed to find the suspect.
Along ! is to bo placed on trial April
3 , the jury in the former trial having
failed to agree.
Not in Insurrecto Army.
Mexico City , April 1. Sydney S.
Burbank , reported in dispatches from
Fort Leavenworth , Kan. , to bo fighting
ns an officer in the insurrecto army ,
is working hero on a local paper. He
has never been identified with the
Wrestling Match Tonight.
Jess Westergaard of DCS Moiues , a
famous wrestler , meets Oscar Was-
sem at the Norfolk Auditorium to
night. The match will bo a good one.
LINCOLN STILL IS CAPITAL.
And Will Remain so For Two Year *
More , Unless Bill Is Killed.
Lincoln , April 1. Linncoln will con
tinue to be the capital of Nebraska
for at east two years more , unless
the house shall today reverse the vota
which last night killed the capital re
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. William Chris
tlan , a son.
The executive committee of the Y.
M. C. A. will hold a meeting tonight in
J. W. Ransom's office , at 8 o'clock.
John Schelly has commenced the
distribution of river ice. The crop haf
been one of the best In many years.
The convention of Implement deal
ers and traveling men. booked for next
Tuesday , has been postponed till Apri
Caught begging on Norfolk avenue
by Officer Sasse , a tramp was lodgec
in the city jail and ordered out of th <
J. C. Adams , a Northwestern en
ginecr , has purchased the Charlei
Rouse property on South Fourtl
Mrs. Warren Hurlburt , who brough
her husband's remains hero for Inter
ment , left at noon for Mena , Ark. Mrs
Hurlburt was accompanied by her sis
ter. Miss Wille of Nellgh.
Reports from Rochester , Minn. , sa ;
that Alfred Bohlander , who was or
f crated on for gallstones , has left thi
hospital and will probably return ti
Norfolk in about two weeks.
The hotels and rooming houses o
the city were crowded Thursday nigh
al to their utmost capacity. In severa
of the hotels cots were lined alongsid
3f each other and were all used durln
n Mrs. A. Osborn arrived In Norfol !
P- last night from Texas and is a gucs
n- at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. II. I
)0 Gray , on the Osborn farm northeast c
)0h the city. Mrs , Osborn may remain 1
h- Norfolk all summer.
n- All the cement work on the Norfol
nIt Oil and Chemical works factory nort
ly of the city will bo completed by noi
of week , says Manager W. W. Wassoi
IS The joists for the second floor are bi
ing put in place today.
George Moulton , Uio 5-year-old bo >
who received a fractured skull who
struck by house moving apparatus lai
week , is again able to bo out of bo <
The boy's condition is reported vor
favorably by his physician.
Ed Skiff , who recently purchase
sd the T. E. Odiorno residence on Wei
111) Norfolk avenue , is suffering from
10 , badly skinned face as the result (
an receiving a hard glancing blow from
le- lover of a wire fence stretcher. Ski
ig was repairing homo hog fencing who
the lover slipped. It was n narrow o -
capo from probably a fractured BkulL
A largo crowd of lovcra of the wreaU
ling Rnmo nro expected to asmunblo at
the Norfolk Auditorium Saturday ,
night , when Joss Woatorgnard , wfio
has Just closed a contract to moot
Frank Gotch at Los Angeles for the
championship title , will tnko on Oscar
Wassom of Omaha , who Is already
known to Norfolk. A number of oujl-
of-town fans are expected horn for tlU
bout , which will b ono of the best
wrestling matches over soon In the
The Norfolk stonm laundry delivery
wagon had a narrow osonpo at noon
from total destruction. The driver oC
the wagon was occupied In watching ,
for the Union Pacific freight , when the
Bonestool train , making Its way slowly
across Norfolk nvonuc , caught the hind
wheel of the wagon and pushed It ft
few foot. For a moment It looked an
If the wagon would bo turned over , but
the train simply pushed the wagon out
of the way and the vehicle resumed 1U
journey as If nothing had happened.
Only a few people saw the Incident.
SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE.
A Robeknh lodge has boon organ
ized at Corsica.
Longford will bo dry because of lack
of signers to the saloon petition.
A gang of thieves Is bHloved to bp
operating In Brooklngs and vicinity.
Th Milwaukee ticket office nt Mc-
Laughlln has been made a first clasp
The campaign for the endowment
fund of Huron college has reached
The St. Louis Railway Co. was voted
ed a franchise right through the city ;
The city of Vermllllon is considering
the advisability of taking over tao
The annual mooting of the South.
Dakota presbytery will bo held at
Scotland April 11 , 12 and 13.
The rumor is being revived that the
South Dakota Central IK planning to
extend from Watortown to Fargo.
The 3-ycar-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. D. Hanson of Wessington Springs
was kicked by a horse and may dlo.
John L. Jollcy , former South Da
kota congressman , was operated on at
the Mayo hospital at Rochester , Minn.
William Heinz in the Stanley county
circuit court entered a plea of guilty ,
to the charge of murdering Rolfo B.
Sanborn county authorities are
searching for Walter Burk , who eo-
caped from the county jail at WOOD-
A government surveyor is marking
each quarter section corner on the
Cheyenne river reservation with nn
The annual debate between Crolgh-
ton and the University of South Da
kota will take place at Vermllllon on
The Odd Fellows at Parker win cel
ebrate with a banquet on April 21 the
24th anniversary of the founding of
the lodge there.
Creditors of the roller mills at Ar
mour , which recently went Into the
hands of a receiver , expect to realize
100 cents on the dollar.
F. C. Mills , owner of the $15,000
Mills hotel nt Faith , has been granted
nn electric light franchise and will put
in a light plant at Faith.
Fire broke out in the Charles C-
Leyh pantorium at Yankton and com
pletely destroyed the outfit and badly
burned the interior of the building.
Prof. J. W. Browning , for the past
three years superintendent of schools
at Clinton , 111. , has been elected su
perintendent of schools at Brooklngs.
The Catholics of Eagle Butte are ar
ranging to build a church.
Charged with the abandonment of
his child , Arthur Shells was brought
into justice court for an examination
and was bound over to the circuit
court at Mitchell.
The South Dakota board of pharma
cy will meet at Brooklngs on April 19.
The residence of Fred Love at Hu
a ron was portly destroyed by fire.
Dorius Giles of Cavour , a pioneer of
Beadle county , is dead at the age ot
Kingabury county old settlers will
hold their annual reunion at DeSmet
on Juno 10.
Albert F. Lawrence , a farmer living
near Huron , is dead of heart failure
The Nebraska Telephone company
IB making Improvements at Rapid City
which will cost $50,000.
Forest fires are becoming numerous
in the Black Hills. The government
is establishing lookout stations.
Disbarment proceedings against At
torney General Royal C. Johnson were
commenced in the supreme court.
A Minnehaha county farmer has
filed a petition in bankruptcy , the first
fanner to take that step In ten years.
In prospecting for oil a company
eighteen miles southwest of Belle
Fourche struck a flow of from ono to
three barrels per day , which was pure
Chicago physicians performed a
very dangerous operation on the wife
of former Senator Pettigrew.
A special election will be held atm
Woonsocknt , at which an appropria
tion for n new school house will bo
Joe Phillips , porter at the Centra )
hotel , Sioux Falls , was given a jail
sentence for robbing the till at the
The Sioux Falls Ad club has a land
scape gardner on the job to teach
Sioux Falls folks how to make the
y Thirty young men of Pollock have
m organized a military company and are
st holding dally drills. They expect to
d. enlist in the army.
d.ry The citizens of Plerpont are taking
great Interest in the result of a special
id election to issue bonds In the sum of
st $3,500 for the construction of n system
n of waterworks.
of Fred Mobeck , a traveling salesman
ofa for the John Perkins wholesale gro
Iff cery in Chicago , fell Into a basement
3ii at Huron , crushing his skull , and died.