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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , APRIL 7 , 1911.
FOR THE PUBLIC'S SAKE.
\ Railroad Man Taket Issue With Critic
an to Extravagance.
A Now York newspaper writer , com
menting In n recent article upon condi
tions In the railroad world , perpetrated
the following epigrams , with attending
"Opulcnco begets extravagance. Ne
cessity stimulates economy. American
railroad companies have been lavish In
tholr expenditures upon what might
bo called the ornamental , as witness
the erection of veritable palaces as
stations In the larger cities. If the
public rofUHctt to provide the money
for such projects , then them will bo a
lull In improvement * of this kind until
conditions again change for the bettor
and conditions In a young and pro
gressive country are far more likely to
recover than to retrograde. "
A prominent railroad man , Interviewed -
viewed upon thin subject , said :
"Tho paragraph quoted above has
boon given wide publicity. No doubt
thcro are some who , caught by Its
clever verbiage and yielding willingly
to a somewhat human tendency to
cheer when the sound of a 'swat * is
heard whether the blow bo justified
or not will echo Its sentiment.
"But a second thought will bo of
Rome assistance. An analysis of the
writer's a w > rtlonfl will give u correct
Interpretation of the so-called 'extrav
agances' and 'lavish expenditures'
which have tholr manifestation In the
construction of railroad stations which
deserve to bo called 'veritable pal-
"Those 'palaces' are public places ,
built for public use and public com
fort. A railroad station , llko a post-
office , or a court house , or a city hall ,
ID one of the most democratic Institu
tion * } In the country. There the folk
of high caste or low degree meet on
common ground , enjoying the cmnio
accommodations , sharing allko In Uio
conveniences that are provided , appro-
elating nllko tbo beauties and luxuries
that have been Installed If the station
bo In keeping with the times.
"No more unpopular place Is num
bered among America's public build
ings than the old , unsightly , dilnpldat-
od railroad station. Persons of nil
/ classes deprecate the continued use of
such a building , and all classes are
just aa earnest In their praise when a
rickety passenger depot gives way tea
a structure of handsome architecture
and modern equipment.
"Tho public , which enjoys such a
building's beauties and appreciates Its
comforts , does not regard the expendi
ture ns an extravagance. From the
viewpoint of civic pride , held by those
who Hvo in the city where the expenditure
diture- made , as well as from that ol
personal comfort , held by all travelers
Irom all sections of the country , a
How-station project Is looked upon
favorably. The critic who holds an
opposite opinion has failed to measure
"Tho public will not refuse to 'pro
vldo the money for such projects. '
The public , on the contrary , wantE
them. And in n country like ours it is
counted wise to give the people what
"Moreover , from the economic side
of the proposition , these terminal I in
provements appear in an equally fa
vorable light , for the building of a fine
depot makes busy dollars of a greal
many Idle dollars sends those dollars
to fee pockets of countless Individuals
for TOO purchase of brick and stone
cement and steel ; for other materials
of various kinds ; for the employmenl
of skilled and unskilled labor. AI
classes of artisans are benefited , Jusi
as all classes of travelers are aceom
modated. So a hundred good result *
coma at the call of the master builder
"Now railway stations , then , ovei
though they bo 'veritable palaces , ' an
both popular and practical , In tha
they meet the wishes of the masses
and promote prosperity. The positioi
taken by the writer of the article quot
cd above will find no endorsemen
from those who are most Interested li
such improvements the great armj
of American business men and labor
urs , and that greater army of Amor
lean travelers who , moving about fron
day to day , want and demand the conveniences
veniences and luxuries that the mod '
ern passenger station affords.
"Furthermore , it should be borao li
mind that , in many instances , improvements
monts of this character are demande
by the various railway commission
throughout the country , who are tli
people's representatives. Therefore , I
is unfair to criticise the railroads fo '
complying with the demands of th
public , and endeavoring to meet the ! I
needs in this respect. "
Taft Tells the Democrats.
Washington , April 4. Preslden
Toft began to take the democrat !
members of the house committee o
foreign affairs into his confidence n
gardlng the movement of troops t
the Mexican border. The presider
talked over the matter with Ropn
sentatlve Sulzer of New York , who I
to bo chairman of the commlttci
Flood of Virginia and Garner of Texai
Mr. Sulzer carried away a portfoll
containing a mass of papers rolatin
to the situation. He refused to di
cuss their contents.
To Hear Packers' Demurrers.
Chicago , April 3. Judge CarponU
in the United States circuit court t
day set April 13 as the data upc
which ho will hear arguments on tt
demurrers filed Saturday by the 1 :
dictod Chicago meat packers. The d
murrcrs attack the anti-trust law t
well as the Indictments.
MEXICAN OFFICIAL LEAVES.
Vice President Announces That r
Wlll Go to Europe.
Mexico City , April 4. Ramon Co
ral , vlco president of Mexico , petltlo
cd congress for an indefinite Icavo i
absence. As a reason ho said ho co
sldored it advisable for him to lea1
the country for a time because of h
health. Germany was named as h
It is known that he expects to spei
noino tlmo at Carlsbad. The petition
will como up for Us second reading
That congress will grant the peti
tion Is almost certain.
The budget was presented , but asldo
from this and the presentation of Mr.
Corral'H application for a leave of ab
sence , little but routine business was
Hy asking congress for a leave of
almcnro the vlco president quletod the
rumors that hu Intends to resign soon.
If lie resigns at all it will net bo for
many months and on good authority
It IK said ho haw no intention of doing
KO. Ho and n portion of his family
will Hall from Vcra Cruz April li ! .
WORK ON VETO DILL.
Keenest Interest Manifested In New
Clipping of Wings of Lords.
London , April 3. The real work on
the veto bill designed to restrict the
powers over legislation of the house
of lords , was begun today with the
opening of the committee stage In the
house of commons. The sccno In the
IIOUHO Indicated the intensity of the
public Interest. Every available tick
et of admission bad been disposed of
The debate will be long and keen.
Already more than 1,000 amendments
have been prepared. It Is the avowed
intention of the government to send
the mcnsuro to the upper chamber by
the mlddlo of May , but veteran mem-
bcrs of parliament doubt the possi
bility of this.
Mr * . Fr drika Glander.
Mrs. Frcdrlka (3lander , for many
years n resident of Norfolk , died Sun
day at the homo of her daughter , Mrs.
C. W. Woosley. The funeral will be
held In Norfolk Tuesday afternoon , ut
the homo of Fred Lou , 705 Soutli
Fourth street , at 2 o'clock and later
at Christ Lutheran church , Rov. J. P.
Mueller preaching the funeral sermon.
Burial will be in the new Lutheran
cemetery beside the grave of Mrs.
dander's late husband. The remains
were brought from the Woosley homo
at Columbus last night.
Mrs. Glander had been ill for eigh
teen years. She was born at Fang r ,
Pomcrne , Germany , May 11 , 1855 , anl
come to Norfolk in 1883 with her
band. Here the family lived till
when they moved to Columbus. Mr
Glander died in January of 1907. Two
children wore born , Mrs. Woosley be
ing the only one living. Mrs. Glandei
Is survived by three sisters and foui
brothers Mrs. Fred Leu , Mrs. Fred
Kell , Mrs. Minnie Anderson , Albert
August , Julius and Herman VIergutz
Albert and Herman resldo in Norfolk
Julius in Load City and August it
The pallbearers will be : Alberl
Aliller , Fred Degnfr , Albert Degnor
Cmil Koehn , Herman Hoofs , Franli
Illlam Grundemann died at the
of August Koch in Klug's add !
tion at 1:20 Sunday afternoon frort
pnei-iionio , with which he had suffered
fored only a few days. Funeral ar
rangements are being arranged by tin
German Relief association. Grunde
mann was for some time a butchei
employed in local meat markets , hu
of late years he has been employed 01
3 farms In this vicinity. Up to si :
months ago he worked on the farm o
W. F. F. Winter , and since then ha <
been in this city with frlonds. He wa ;
f > 5 years old and unmarried.
Mr. Grundeman has had a bad at
tack of the dropsy and has sufferei
for several years. A physician wa
not called until a late hour. Funera
services will take place from the UE
dcrtaking parlors of Sessions & Bel
nt 1:30 : Wednesday afternoon and at
o'clock from the Christ Lutheraj
E. T. Burns of Tllden was here.
Miss Louise Steffen went to Rod
Rapids , la. , to visit with her slstei
Miss Rose Steffen.
H. Keller of Pierce was in Norfolt
Dr. P. H. Salter went to Plnlnview
A. E. Kull of Burke was a visitor i ;
.T. J. Clements went to Omaha o :
Dr. E. M. Barnes of Plalnvlew wa
a Norfolk visitor.
Mrs. John F. Flynn went to Omah
to visit with relatives.
Mtes Delia Buchholz went to Pierc
to spend a few days with friends.
Mrs. J. W. Brown and son returne
from Coleridge and Hartington toda ;
where they have been visiting the pas
Miss Rose Shonka of Lincoln , fo
merly a teacher in the Grant school c
n this city , is here visiting with the I
M. Chappell family.
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur I
Rice , a son.
Mrs. H. H. Miller is reported gra <
is ually Improving.
George Tiele is confined to his horn
B' with an attack of pneumonia.
Mrs. C. C. Nooner .fi confined to he
homo with an attack of the grip.
B , John Quick Is recovering from tb
effects of an enormous carbunckle.
Strawberries have made their a
> earance on the local market.
Arthur Ahlman went to Hiphmor
o- S. D. , where ho takes charge of th
in King Land company's automobl
H. B. Sweott of Hoskins , who hi
only recently recovered from pno
moniu , is now reported very ill wil
an attack of stomach trouble.
The Gorman Relief association w !
meet at 8 o'clock tonight in Winter
hall to arrange for the funeral se
vices of William Grundemann.
P. C. Ditchen , the Oliver typewrit
salesman with headquarters here , hi
been assigned to a new territory ai
of will travel out of Fort Dodge , la. , coi
m- mcnclng this week.
vo A four-cylinder engine was recoiv <
liS by Julius Roche a few days ago to r
ils place the small engine he has i
stalled In his monoplane. It Is b
ad lloved Mr. Boche has discovered th
the first engine was too small. It IB
not known when Mr. Bocho will mnko
his trial ( light , much secrecy being
made In his movements on the farm
south of the city.
Thirty students of the Norfolk Busi
ness college were guests at the Bnp-
tlnt church Sunday evening. Special
services and a musical program was
rendered In their honor.
Dlngenhelmer & Evans took posses
sion of the Matrau & Wlllo olllce Sat
urday. The furniture from the old
ofllco has been moved and many Im
provements have boon started.
In fire department circles thcro Is ns
much Interest shown In the coming
election of ofllcers as there Is In the
city election. The election takes place
Wednesday evening. Present Chief
Green Is scheduled for re-election.
Roy C. Hutchinson , bookkeeper at
the Norfolk state hospital , has resign
ed his position and leaves today for
Red Cloud , Neb. , where his father Is
county clork. What Mr. Hutchinson
will do In the near future , he has not
Water Commissioner August Brum-
inund is suffering from n badly In
jured eye and a d&p wound on his
temple as the result of slipping on the
sidewalk at his home on Madison av
enue Sunday night. The wound was
dressed and sewed up by n physician
Professor D. E. MacDonald , discov
erer of the hookworm disease , dled , in
Memphis , Tenn , , last week. Professor
MacDonald was pursuing further
knowledge of the disease in the south
ern states when overtaken by pneu
monia , from effects of which ho suc
cumbed. Professor MacDouald was
one of the faculty of the University of
Scotland at Edlnburg and was sched
uled for an address in Norfolk during
the Farmers Breeding Institute , but
owing to this illness was unable to
come. G. L. Carlson only yesterday
learned of the educator's death.
Among th * ? day's out-of-town visitors
In Norfolk were : John Conway , Greg
ory ; Omer M. Hughes , Colome , S. D. ;
Chris Colomb , Colome , S. D. ; John
Knecht , Colome , S. D. ; Margaret Ad
ams , Meadow Grove ; O. B. Hayes ,
Gregory , S. D. ; William A. Shunk , Co
lome , S. D. ; K. Leslie , Gregory , S. D. ;
J. B. Papousek , Gregory , S. D. ; J. S ,
Reynolds , Burke , S. D. ; George H ,
Brunning , Gregory , S. D. ; John Rein-
brecht , Colome , S. D. ; William Miller
Colome , S. D. ; J. C. Hayes , Gregory
S. D. ; Carl Schinkcl , Gregory , S. D. ;
John Douvllle , Burke , S. D. ; Mrs
Blanch Raisbach , Oakdale ; JosepL
Bucher , Pierce ; Dr. A. F. Conery , Ne
ligh ; P. S. Palmer , Madison ; J. P
Beihn , Gregory , S. D. ; R. V. Wilson
Butte ; D. E. Coffey , Fairfax , S. D. ; J
H. Butler , Fairfax , S. D. ; W. H. Bar
ker , Gregory , S. D. ; George Ferguson
Battle Creek ; F. M. Robblns , Battle
Creek ; F. G. Eggert , Niobrnra.
He Knows Coleman ,
Clearwater Record : Wo see by The
Norfolk News that our old frlond EC
Coleman is to bo the republican candl
date for mayor this spring and w <
can't forbear saying that from ourowi
personal experlonco with Ed in bus !
ness relations and otherwise we be
lieve the people of Norfolk will niak <
no mistake in putting him nt the heat
of their city government.
May Aek the Questions.
Washington , April 3. The supremi
court of the United States today de
clined to enjoin the federal .grand Jur ;
in Oklahoma from enforcing decreei
they had issued in cases involvini
; I questions of Jurisdiction of liquor ii
ili To Restrain Coal Carrying ,
i- Washington , April 3. By virtue o
a decision today by the supreme cour
of the United States , the federal gov
eminent will be given another oppoi
tunity to restrain the Lehigh Valle ;
railroad company , piercing the anthm
cite coal regions of Pennsylvania , fret
carrying coal , violating the commodlt ;
clause Heyburn rate law.
BRYAN IN WASHINGTON.
Felicitating Hie Fellow Democrats o
Flrct Majority in 16 Years.
Washington , April 3. W. J. Bryo :
is in the national capital rejoicing wit
members of his party here that tc
morrow tbero will bo called to ordo
the first democratic national house c
representative in sixteen years.
Mr. Bryan had numerous confei
ences with various leaders , includln
Champ Clark , who tomorrow will tak
the speaker's gavel , Senator Owen an
others. He expressed himself as hlgl
ly gratified by the excellent and ha :
monious start which had been mad <
declaring that it looked exceeding !
well for the future.
"I have no intention whatever t
leaving Lincoln , " he declared In n
spouse to a query as to what ho woul
tell a committee of prominent bus
ness men from Memphis , Tenn. , wh l
are on their way hero to invite him t
make Memphis his future homo. H
10 expects to remain hero about a weel
NO DECISION ON BIG CASES.
10 Standard Oil and Tobacco Trust Cast
Are Still Undecided.
Washington , April 3. No decislo
was announced today by the supreir
e. court of the United States In oitlu
30 the Standard Oil or Tobacco anti-tru :
as Fliec High for a Week.
asu F. A. McDonald , claiming to bo
uth wealthy land owner and land buyer i
Chicago , is in the Norfolk city Jn
111 charged by W. A. Klngsley , Inndloi
of the Pacific hotel , with defrnudlr
and not paying his week's board bill.
McDonald for a week enjoyed moi
eras luxuries than any man in the city , ar
as all that without spending any mono
id From the King Automobile compar
in- ho purchased a fine black Cudllli [
incd car , and extra equipment was orderc
cd for him by the firm.
e- From a local agent of Texas lam
in- ho was. to buy much land and a chin
feur employed in a local saloon wi
at about to resign his position and acco
the employment offered by McDonald
nt $ i6 ! a week and all expenses if ho
would become private chauffeur when
McDonald "started on his tour of Cal
ifornia , Oklahoma and Texas. " The
chauffeur had his choice of any car In
the world. McDonald also had a cred
it at a local saloon and a porter In the
Pacific hotel was taken up by him as a
Fine Appearing Man ,
McDonald Is a flno appearing man.
Ho Is broad shouldered , tall and hand
some. His clothes , although not of
the best texture , are very neat. Mc
Donald Is a great talker and seems
He was "kind" to acquaintances.
In his "car" ho has taken n number
of prominent citizens for rides Into the
country , and during these times the
"former" owner of the car acted as
chauffeur. Before he was able to find
n chauffeur , a hack driver was offered
the position and was given tlmo to
learn the business before the great
trip was commenced. Finally the real
chauffeur was employed and McDon
ald , having plenty of tlmo , consented
to wait a few days for his driver , who
wished to stay in the city until after
Tuesday so that ho might cost his
vote. Wednesday was the day sot for
the start of the tour and on that day
the extra equipment was to have nr
rived from the east.
Makes Hlo First Blunder.
Saturday , McDonald made his first
mistake. He had told Mr. Klngsley
of a $5,000 credit he had at the Citi
zens National bank , but the telegram
he presented to that effect was a fake ,
written with a pencil instead of typewriter -
writer , on a "sending" Instead of n
"receiving" blank. This clumsy effort
of McDonald's caused suspicion to
pass through Mr. Kingsloy's mind , and
Saturday evening before 8 o'clock Ot-
fleer SasBe was consulted and Mr ,
Kingsley found his inan In a saloon
where ho asked that a settlement foi
board bill be made immediately.
"Why. sure ; I'll make a settlement ;
come outside , " was McDonald's answer
swor , and when they reached the oper
air McDonald confessed he could
make no settlement Officer Sasse
then took him in tow and put him be
hind the bars of the city Jail , where
he told the officer that "Just a little
hard luck" had overtaken him.
Gets Ninety Days in Jail.
Ninety days In the county Jail I ;
the penalty McDonald must pay foi
his "Iling" in Norfolk. The equipments
monts for "his" automobile were or
dered sent by express and arrived It
the city Saturday. McDonald tel <
Judge Eiscley , who sentenced him
that he knew he was up against It
but that liquor had made him do it.
PROBE N. Y. POLICE.
Grand Jury Going at Alleged Crime li
That City , In Earnest.
New York , April 3. Magistrate Coi
rigan's charges that vice and crinn
are rampant in the city , unchecked b ;
n demoralized and intimidated polic
force , arc being investigated by th
grand Jury in earnest Ofllcers o
twelve burglar insurance companio
were summoned to give testimony te
day and ordered to bring with then
reports of all burglaries brought t
their notice since the flsst of the yeai
All the hospitals have been asked t
furnish statements of patients treate
by them for assault.
Twelve subpoena servers will te !
what saloons they have found violai
ing tbo excise law , and James B. Re ;
nolds , the assistant district attorne
who investigated the white slave tra :
fie for the Rockefeller grand Jury , hn
been assigned to that phase of th
case. Mayor Gaynor said recently the
the city was never more orderly an
Denver , April 4. Municipal t Ie <
lions are being held today In ever
city in Colorado with the exception e
Denver , the liquor question being th
main issue in twelve municipalities.
Throughout the state interest cei
ters in the fight between the "wets
and "drys" at Colorado Springs , wher
the Issue Is , "will the tourists visit
dry town. "
Two years ago the scenic resort t
the foot of Pike's Peak adopted proh
bltion. Declaring that this movemei
had materially Injured "tourist bus
ness , " merchants of the city Inaugi
rated a campaign for a restricted sal
of liquor. Their plan permits note :
to serve liquor in their dining rooir
and allows a restricted sale by dru ;
gists. Saloons will not bo permltte ;
_ In any event
0" The little town of Collbran can la
I' claim to the apathy record. No DOE
inations were made because no or
could be found who wanted office. Tt
ballots for Collbran have been prlnte
Id in blank and the voter may write I
any names he sees fit
KING GEORGE WILLING.
° Will Not Interfere With Bills Limltir
the House of Lords.
London , April 4--King George wl
not exercise the royal prerogative s
s far as to interfere with the measun
that may bo proposed for the reform
m of the constitulion of the house
10 lords. In a message Bent to the uppi
chamber in reply to an address fro '
st the lords , his majesty says :
"Replying on the wisdom of D
parliament , I desire that my prerog
lives and powers so far as they relate
to the creation of peerages and to tl
of IHSUO of writs of summons to tl
ill lords , spirituals and temperate , tJ
rd attendant , to sit and to vote In tl
ig house of lords , should not stand in tl
way of the consideration by parll
re mont of any measure that may be I
id troduced nt the present Eesslon i
the subject the constitution of t ;
house of lords. "
SOCIALISTS WIN IN MONTANA
as Rebuke Administered to Democrat
as Butte , Mont , April 4. In the eh
lion in this cily the socialists swe
the field , elected mayor , city treasurer ,
police Judge and flvo out of nlno alder
men. Two years ago the democrats
elected every candidate In Silver Bow
county. Yesterday's upset Is consid
ered a rebuke to the democratic ad
ministration , following tin expose of
alleged shortage as disclosed by n re
cent ten-year audit of the financial af
fairs of Butte.
Socialists In Walkervlllo. a suburb
of Butte , elected two or throe alder
Rev. L. J. Duncan , Unitarian minis
ter and a socialist , Is elected mayor
uf Butte over J. J. Qulnn , democrat ,
by a plurality of 1,834 , the biggest plu
rality ever given a mayor here. Dun
can carried every ward except one.
Thomas J. Boohor , who attracted na
tional attention at a Western Federa
tion of Minors convention in Denver
two years ago by his remarks on the
American Hag , was elected police
Judge and Daniel Shovlln was elected
city treasurer. B. H. McCarty , demo
cratic candidate and Incumbent , who ,
according to the audit , owes the city
about $12,000 , wan a poor third In the
contest for treasurer.
Helena elected ono socialist alder
man , the first socialist over elected to
ofllco there. The remaining six aldermen -
mon in Helena , the democrats secured
two and the republicans four.
PLAN LOCAL BASEBALL.
Some Good Material Developing for
"Shorty" Krahn , last year's fast
shortstop of the Norfolk ball team ,
headed a number of Manager Rasley's
men to the driving park diamond the
other day for the first practice of the
Norfolk boll season.
"Norfolk will have a ball team and
don't you forget that , " said "Shorty , "
nudging Captain Gllssman , who will
again appear on the home diamond
with his usual fast palaver which ban
excited many a battor. Gllssuian
plays a line game In the catcher's box
and ho is some batter , too.
"Wo really have some good players
here this season , " said Krahn. " 'Skeet'
Hoffman is hero and Bristow Krooger ,
who pitched for a fast Texas lineup
last year had been tried out. Ho has
some fiteam and wo expect after some
practice ho will pan out good. "
Krahn's statement has encored up
the Norfolk baseball fans , who really
believe Norfolk should not go without
a fast team this year. The idea of
hitching up with the state league has
been forgotten and the star players
have boon holding star chamber meet
ings to determine just what should be
Election In St. Louis.
St. Louis , April 4. Members of the
city council and house of delegates arc
being elected hero today. A llgnt rain
fell during the early hours of the vet
ing. The polls will close at 7 o'clock
In East St. Louis , 111. , six candidates
are contesting for the office of inayoi
and a llko number of men are seeking
other municipal offices.
ARREST ALLEGED SPY.
Agua Prieta , April 4. It was re
ported In Cananea that William Nor
man , who claims to bo a British sub
ject , has been arrested at Puapac , So
nora , charged with carrying message !
from Madero to Juan Cabral. It ii
said Norman hoped to meet Cabral ii
When arrested by the federals It h
said Norman slipped the message intc
his mouth and chewed It to a pulp
On his person wan found a list o
names of Americans and Mexicans re
siding in Nogales and Phoenix. Nor
l : man was taken to the jail at Arizpe.
Thirteen prisoners have been takei
from Cananea to Herraoslllo chnrgec
with sedition. Among them is Carlo ;
Ortega , charged with being a recruit
ing officer for the rebels.
Atkinson Graphic Sold.
10 Atkinson , Neb. , April 4. Special t <
The News : The Atkinson Graphli
has again changed hands. G. N. Wil
Hams , who has been the editor for thi
e past two or three months , has soli
out to Rev. A. H. York , pastor of thi
Methodist Episcopal church at thi
Two Deaths Near Ainsworth.
Ainsworth , Neb. , April 4. Spocln
to The News : Ed. Hartman , whi
le lived over the Nlobrara river in Keyi
IB Paha county , died Saturday after
10 short illness of la grippe.
Shepherd Moore , one of the- old sel
d tiers of Keya Paha and Brown cour
ties , died Monday afternoon at his re :
idence In this city ,
n10 TO PROTECT PRISONERS.
3d Chihuahua , Mex. , April 4. Inquir
in | concerning the condition of the Amei
ican prisoners at Casas Grandes n
vealed that the state department a
Washington Is determined to give th
prisoners the utmost protection.
13 Mr. Severs of Now York wired th
United States consul at Chihuahu
ill asking that If possible he put his so
so in communication with the outsid
OS world and give him the benefit of a
in attorney. Stnco the publication of th
of Identity of prisoners It Is believed the
er the Mexican government will see the
'in they nro not harmed.
Casas GrnridcB at present is cut o
ay from railroad communication.
rale Elections In Kansas.
ho Topeka , Kan. , April 4. Election
ho are being held today In all Kansc
ho cities that have the commission fen
he of government. Twenty-two cities ai
laIn - A mayor and four commissionei
In- will be elected for four year terms I
the first class cities and a mayor an
ho two commissioners in the sccon
class cities. Kansas City. Kan. , Wlcl
Itn. Topeka , Leavenworth , Parson
Pittsburg , Coffeyvlllo and Hulchlnsr
are the larger cities voting.
tic Socialism is an IRHIIO in Wiehlt
Pittshurg and lola. where the pnrl
ec- has camlidatoK In the field for mnyi
anil commissioners. In Wichita , A.
ninre , a shoemaker and socialist , is
opposing John H. Grahum , a former
mayor of Wichita. Mllwaukcolio
Wichita" IB the party slogan.
Tickets headed by women nro in the
field In two of the smaller I'ltleH not
governed by the commission form. In
Galena , Mrs. Sarah C. Scovllle , a so
cialist , Is being supported by many
republicans and democrats. Elnulale
presents Mrs. M. K. Johnson , u widow
as ono of Its camlhlnten fur mayor.
Sallim will vote on the acceptance
of the coiuuiisMlon form today.
Mrs. Wallace Fullerton Dead.
Atkinson , Nob. , April 4. Special to
The News : Word was received from
California that Mrs. Wallace Fullerton -
ton , who left hero about two weeks
ago , had died very suddenly and that
her body Is being brought back for
burial. This comes as n severe blow
to her many relatives and friends
here . She was the daughter of Mra.
3,000 Miners Strike.
Roselyn , Wash. , April 4. Throe
thousand coal miners employed In the.
mines of the Northwestern Improve
ment company , subsidiary of the
Northern Pacific railroad , wont on
strike as a result of the disagreeing
over the open shop.
McFarland Wine It.
Canton , O. , April 4. Packey McFar
land failed to stop Paul Kohler of
Cleveland in their ten-round bout here
but the Chicago fighter earned u do-
ctalon on points. No decision was
given. McFarland had the upper hand
In every round. The Clovelandor put
up a game fight to the end but had
llttlo show against McFarland. Ho
was satisfied however , with hta showIng -
Ing for after the first round ho realiz
ed that the stock yards fighter had
him outclassed. Kohler wurprlsed Mc
Farland several times by landing clean
blows to the face when the Chicago
man thought ho had Kohlor at his
Waterloo Keeps Franchise.
Chicago , April 4.-Tho Waterloo
( la. ) club of the Three-I league won
the final round In Its light to remain
in the league , when the National base
ball commission ruled that the league
must remain Intact with an eight-club
organization. Qulney. 111. , loses its
hopes of a place in the league.
Smith Outclasses Hyland.
Now York , April 4. Young Sammy
Smith of Philadelphia outclassed Dick
Hyland , the California lightweight , In
a ten-round bout at the Olympic Ath
letic club. Smith's clever Jabbing was
"I Killed Jake Davis. "
Ainsworth , Neb. , April 4. Special
to The News : "Yes , I killed Jakt
Walter Rlfenberg , alias George Wil
son , last night confessed to Judge
Harrington in district court that he
murdered Jacob Davis , the Alnswortl
pool hall proprietor who was she !
down In cold blood and robbed on the
night of December 27 , 1909. Rifcnberf
a year ago last February was foune
guilty of the crime and sentenced t (
hang on Juno 27 last , six months aftei
the crime. In the supreme court h <
secured a new trial and Judge Har
rlngton came to Ainsworth last nigh
to hear testimony with regard to J
change of venue. Rlfenberg , however
changed his mind and pleaded guilt }
to the murder. Ho was sentenced u
twenty-five years In the penitentiary
Implicates Another Party.
In connection with his confession
Rifenberg made a detailed statemen
Implicating another party. This infer
matlon was withheld by the court
"This yo'ing man has given us ven
valuable and very important inforraa
tion , " Judge Harrington said , "but fo
the present we can not make it pul
lie. It will be divulged later. "
Rifenberg went to the Jail with thi
sheriff and brought back a letter whlcl
he gave to the court It is presumei
another arrest will bo made. Iliferi
berg was pleased at his sontonco.
Story of the Murder.
Jake Davis , a clean , respected cltl
zen , closed his pool hall on the nigh
of December 27 , 1909 , and startei
home with about $400 In his pocket
His wife was to leave town next da ;
for medical treatment. At 3 o'clocl
in the morning Mrs. Davis heard he
husband's dying groans , in the stable
He had been shot and his head heater
His money was gone. The money wa
mostly in the National Bank of Aim
Walter Rifenberg , an army deserte
from Fort Meade , S. D. , and a desen
er of his wife and baby , had arrive
In Ainsworth some days previously
posing as a detective. Ho was abou
23 years old. With him was a womai
lt They were nt a local hotel. They pint
ned to leave town after Davis wn
killed. Rifenberg was arrested o
suspicion. Ho denied having mono
a but about $200 was found hidden i
his shoes and clothes. It was the Ni
tional Bank of Ainsworth Issue.
Had $200 In Clothes.
It is supposed he divided the $40
, which was taken from Davis , with hi
partner In the crime.
_ Rifenborg was convicted and sei
tenced to hang. The supreme com
gave him a' new trial. Ho was hrougl
back some tlmo ago and last nlgl
Judge Harrington canio to hear a mi
tion for change of venue when Rlfei
berg decided to plead guilty.
It is doubtful If ho could have bee
convicted a second tlmo , as witncssc
rs had scattered to the ends of the n
In tion.A .
id A brother of Jnko Davis was in th
id court room last night. Feeling
Rifenberg's Head Narrow at Back.
A. D. Wilson of Donnlson , la. , pas
ed through Norfolk enrouto homo fro
a.t.v Ainsworth , where he had been visltlr
his son , n. 0. Wilson , clerk of the dl
nrL. trlct court of Brown county. Mr. W
son was present In the courtroo
Monday night when Walter Klfonborff
confessed to the murder of Jnko Da-
"Rlfcuborg Is a man ivbout flvo foot
ten Inches high , well built , nqunro
shouldered ami trim In appearance , "
Mr. Wilson said. "Tho back of hh
head IH very narrow. "
Omaha Likes Mien Crosman.
That Norfolk people and people ot
towns in Norfolk's neighborhood , are
to be given opportunity to HUO easily
the greatcHt star among woman com
edy actors on the American stage to
day , when Henrietta ( Vosman cotuim
to the Auditorium next Saturday night
In Percy Muekaye'n dcllcloun play ,
"Anti-Matrlinony. " IH apparent from
the onthUHlastlc reception accorded to
the famous not re mi at the llrandeln
theater In Omaha this week.
MHH ! Cromuan begun her Omaha en
gagement Sunday night and continued
there for four days. The Boo nays
that she should have a crowded house
for every performance1.
Miss Crewman wiw booked for the )
Hrandcls theater in Omaha curlier in
the season and then cancelled the date
In order to go on to Now York City
for a long run. Omaha considered It
self more than lucky when a now date ,
this week , waw secured.
Stand * First In America.
"Miss Crosman easily holdtt her
place an first of America's comedy act
ors among women , " says- the Boo , In
Its comment upon the performance.
The Bee also says of the play : "To
Ray that It Is a delight IH to phrase it
mildly. U is a bubbling , sparkling
fountain of fun. "
Never before ban It been Norfolk's
privilege to be visited by an actor or
actress so high In the ranks of the )
stars at the time of the visit here , an
Henrietta Crosman. Wo have had fa
mous players who huvo achlovesd
greater fame since tholr Norfolk vis
its ; but Henrietta Crosman is recog
nized right now as the premier among
the comediennes on the stage In
Deserves Packed House.
The Auditorium management feels
that in having secured so celebrated a
player for Norfolk , It has accomplished
something out of the ordinary and
that if further attractions of this high
caliber are to bo had , Miss CroHUiaii
must be given a capacity house Satur
The seat sain will start Friday , but
mall orders are now being reserved ,
both from Norfolk people or from out
of town , when accompanied by remit
That one of the most delightful
treats ever given Norfolk playgoers ,
is in store for Saturday evening , IB
apparent from the following clipping
taken from the Omaha Bee Monday
What Omaha Thought.
"Anti-Matrimony" has been as va
riously described by the reviewers as
the limitations of the language wilJ
permit. No single word is sulllciently
comprehensive to accurately designate
this play Mr. Mackaye has conceived ,
and which Miss Crosman and her coin
pany are so delightfully presenting. It
deserves an adjective all its own. To
say it is a delight Is to phrase it mild
ly ; it is a bubbling , sparkling fountain
of fun , whoso spray dashes over all
around , and revives in them a belief
in the sanity of the men and women
of the race , not alone In that they can
laugh , but also that they may think.
A lot of foldcrol is cleverly pilloried
by Mackaye , and Just as cleverly hold
up by Miss Crosmaii for the rest of us
to laugh at And , if the star , the com
pany and the play are properly appre
ciated in Omaha the Brandeis theater
will be crowded during the rest of the
A young man returns from Europe ,
bringing with him his wife and baby ,
and goes for a visit to his brother , a
staid minister , living in the suburbs of
a Massachusetts city , who is married
r to an elder sister of thn younger
i- brother's wife. To the coiiBternalion
of Iho homo folks , which circle in-
cludos the mother of the brothern , the
returned couple announce they are iiot
married , pronounce in favor of free
love , and prate in grandiloquent
phrases of emancipation , the super
man , the over-soul , and a lot of sim
ilar twaddle , and set about to convert
the others. And the elder sister de
vises a plan to bring the young folks
to their senses , which is simply to
make them sec the absurdity of their
position. She does this by pretending
to fall In with their views. The cure
Is as complete as the method is effec
tive. The play Is written in an unus
ually clover vein , abounding with the
most Incisive of witty satire , with
humor that is pungent and crisp and
never broad , and with fun that is simply
ply exquisite. And the company is In
18 every way the best that has yet played
s < at the Brandois.
Miss Crosman easily holds her place
ir as first of America's comedy actors
t- among women. In many ways she is
tr td unapproachable. Principally is this so
r , in that she unites peculiar qualities of
it mind in a way that provides just the
iti. essentials for correct comedy interpre
tation. Her wit is keen , her humor is
* " warm and kindly , and l ) r analytical
18 faculties sufficiently acute to give her
n a comprehensive understanding nnd
the capacity for intelligent expression.
Those of us who laughed with her as
"Madame Sans Gene , " who romped
with her as Rosalind , and again ns
Viola , who shouted with glee when
Mistress Nell Gwynno screamed "Yez
can all go to holl"and ! sprang through
the window ; who followed her through
her struggles in "Sham , " and who
have otherwise been entertained by
her in countless ways during her bril
liant career on the American stage ,
are glad to note that experience only
adds a richer color to her humor , a
more human warmth to her capacity
for fun , and that her genius is coming
to Its fullest expression In a most kind
ly element. Miss Crosman more than
deserves the thanks of all , for in her
u- philosophy of fun she Is giving a
weary world what it most needs , oc
casion for rational laughter with Just
a modicum of common sense thought.
Mr. Newell Is a newcomer to Otna
ha , but he shows himself to bo well
chosen for his work ; ho Is gifted with
an excellent sense of perspective , and
is- his acting is n splendid foil for the
ism star. Miss Wheeler is a young woman
who will ho heard from , If her present
ig effort Is to bo taken as a measure of
IB" her capacity. Mr. Brown and Miss
" Holrombo share with the others in the
praise due for a splendid performance.
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