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TUB NORFOLK WEBKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , APRIL 28 , mil.
Floods In Western Russia.
\ Alexandrovuk , Government of Arch
angel , Russia , April 22. ( Delayed In
trnnimilHHlon ) Reports from western
RiiBHla find Siberia tell of the midden
arrival of vprln * ; . Thu It-o has broken
up In the riven ; and with the melting
I.IIOWH ban cmifed abnormal high wat
ers , which lire doing great damage.
GREEK SECTION MAN KILLED.
Dill Arnatat Stands on Track Eatt of
Battle Creek and la Struck.
1)111 AruntnH , nged about 45 , a Greek
section man employed on the Northwestern -
western , was killed two nillca east of
Rattle Crook Tuesday noon by eastbound -
bound passenger train No. G. The
man did not get off the track when ho
BHW the train coming , until the loco
motive was nearly on him. Then ho
dropped his shovel and returned to
got It The tody wan brought to the
Atkinson Woman Flllc the Pulpit.
Atkinson. Neb. , April 25. Special to
Tbo News : Whllo Ilov. Joseph An-
Mill attended the meeting of the Nlo-
brara presbytery at Wayne , Mrs. An-
gell took her husband's place In the
pulpit for two Sundays.
Chicago Plans Aviation Meet.
Chicago , April 25. An eight days'
uvlutlon meet at which $100,000 will
bo dlHtrlbuted in prizes will begin
hero August 8. The meeting was
decided upon by n commltteo of nvla-
Health Bad , Shoots Self.
Itandolph , Neb. . April 25. Special
to The News : W. 2. Newnll , manager -
or of the W J. Sell el I Lumber com
pany , ended bis llfo at bin homo hero
this morning by shooting himself
through the lungs. lie- was In bad
health and was planning to inovo to
Oregon on this account. Ho leaves
a wife but no children. Ho was a
member of tile Royal Highlanders and
the Woodman of the World. Mr. Nel-
non came here a month and a hn"
ago from Ellsworth , Minn.
SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE.
Arthur Black , a former South Da-
kotnn , was assassinated at Montezu
ma , Colo.
The only con of Pin Icy Gunn and
wife , living on n farm near Huron ,
was accidentally killed.
Governor Vessey has appointed E.
C. Slgler as county judge of McPhor-
won county to fill a vacancy.
A deal was made last week which
changes the ownership and manage
ment of the Delrnont Telephone com
Governor Vessey has appointed su
pervlsors of election for the organlza
lion of Mellette county on the 25th
day of May.
As the result of pulling a loaded
gun through a wire fence whllo hunt
Ing , Julius Wenzlaff of Freeman lost
C. M. Poe hap sold the New theater
at YnnktOD to Fred H. Hoerman of
Washington , Kan. , the consideration
Byn' vote of 2 to 1 in both debates
the South Dakota state college won
In dual Intercollegiate debate with the
North Dakota Agricultural college.
George A. Clark , editor of the Jour
nal Observer at Redfleld , and Miss
Elizabeth Gale were united in mar
riage at the home of the bride in Cin
. A freight on the South Dakota Cen
tral railway was unable to move out
of Watertown Sunday because the en
gine had been chained to the track by
the sheriff to satisfy an execution.
Col. S. E. Young , superintendent of
the South Dakota training school at
Planklnton. died Sunday.
.Nimrod , an Indian policeman from
Greenwood , was arrested and taken
to Wagner on the charge of bigamy.
Coulon-O'Keefc a Drjw.
Kansas City , Mo. , April 26. Johnny
Coulon , bantamweight champion of
the world , and Eddie O'Keefe of Phil
adelphia fought ten fast rounds to a
Hooan to Fight Wolgact.
, , Xew York , April 26. Walter "Smil
ey" Franey , manager of "One-Round"
llogun , is today wearing the smile that
won't come off in anticipation of the
victory of his man over Ad Wolgust ,
tbe world's lightweight champion.
Praney earnestly believes/that hls'pro-
tege with the ominous sobriquet will
dethrone the lightweight king when
the pair throw gloves at each other for
ten rounds at the Madison Athletic
club. Hogan today rounded out a long
siege of preparation for bis meeting
with Wolgaet and is now said to be In
the condition commonly called "pink. ' . '
Police Stop Fight.
Indianapolis , Ind. , April 26. Young
Baylor of this city easily outclassed
Rouse O'Brien of Boston here in what
was to have been a ten-round bout.
After O'Brien had been knocked down
twice and seemed to be In great dis
tress , the police stopped the flght In
the sixth round.
"Kid" Williams of Philadelphia was
no match for Jack Morgan of this city
and this bout , which was scheduled
cfor ten rounds , was stopped at the end
of tbe third.
A Telephone Mistake.
Tilden Citizen : As showing what a
repeated telephone message may de
velop into , the following is printed :
Some days ago , a nephew of Charley
Kohl arrived from Oklahoma. On the
train between here and Norfolk he
made a casual acquaintance of a
young lady living In the neighborhood ,
who IB a close friend of the Kohl fam <
lly , and tbe young lady kindly took
upon herself the task of apprising the
Kohls that their nephew Ray was ID
town , waiting for a conveyance to take
him to the farm. To reach its destlna
tlon the message had to be repeated
over two or three lines , with the re
V suit that Will Plumb was Informed
that Charley Kohl' baby was lost
Will got busy and with thu good nature - .
turo that makes htm famous , he soon )
hud all the telephones between Mad-
IHOII and Newman Grove 'asking for
the lost little tot that waa rafo In bed
and sleeping soundly.
Robbers Get Sole Proceeds.
West Point. Nob. , April 25. Word
as been received here from the police
opartmcnt of Chicago that William
ombecb , a well known Turning conn-
y citizen , who left West Point Mon-
ay on a trip to Germany , was robbed
f his money in that city on Tuesday
Ight , Mr. Uotnbech had just sold his
arm and had with him $1,000 , half of
bleb was In foreign drafts. Steps
ave been taken to stop payment on
hcsc. Up to this time no further par-
tculars of tbe robbery have been
Burns Hands. But Gets Here.
Nellgh , Nob. , April 25. Special to
ho News : Whllo making arrange-
icntH and getting her wearing ap-
arel In readiness to attend the an-
mil meeting of the Woman's Fede-
ated clubs of the third district at
Norfolk .Monday and Tuesday of this
reek , Mrs. C. II. VanKIrk of this city
ad an experience Sunday evening
iiat she will not soon forget.
.Airs. VnnKIrk had a pair of gloves
n her bands that she was washing
rlth gasoline , but In the meantime
ad noticed that the oil steve had
one out , and Immediately proceeded
t get a match to light It. The match
. as struek and the gloves at once
aught ( Ire , also the pan containing
ho gasoline. The burns were pro-
ounced quite painful , but not as
erlous as first anticipated.
A physician bandaged the bauds
nd she was among the many ladles
t Nellgh bound for Norfolk Monday
tor n i UK.
Vlele is On Normal Board.
A. II. Vlele , president of the Norfolk1
loard of education , was appointed a
member of the state normal board by
jovernor C. II. Aldrlch yesterday af-
ernoon. There are five members on
bis board , which had charge of all the-
normal schools in the state. Mr. Vlele
ccolved a telegram from Governor
Aldrlch telling him that he had been
.ppolnted . on the board.
Among the first to congratulate was
Superintendent Bodwoll of the Beat
ice schools , who telephoned from Lin
coin to Mr. Vlelo , telling him he had
neard of the appointment. Mr. Bod-
ivell was formerly superintendent of
ho Norfolk schools.
Mr. Vlele's appointment to this
board is considered a choice plum for
Norfolk and an honor to the president
of its educational board.
Mr. Vlele succeeds Dr. Luther P. .
.udden , his term beginning June 25.
NO SCRAMBLE FOR CHARTERS.
Predicted Effect of Guaranty Law
Does Not Materialize.
Lincoln , A.pril 2C. The action of
ho United States supreme court sus-
aining the validity of the Nebraska
bank- guaranty law , enacted at' the
eglslative session of two years ago ,
las not had the predicted effect of
causing a rush of national banks to
voluntarily liquidate and apply for
state charters. On the contrary , since
he mandate of the Washington high
court has been received the changes
have been all the other way. Six
tate banks since the decision have
made application to the controller of
bo currency to nationalize , and the
mpression Is that the number will be
ncreased before the machinery put-
Ing in effect the guaranty enactment
is fairly put In motion. The state
banks that have already , applied for
national charters are as follows :
The Farmers State bank of Wausa ,
capital stock $50,000.
The Madison bank at Madison , cap
ital stock $50,000.
The Elkhorn Valley bank at Tilden ,
The Belden bank at Belden , capital
The Farmers State bank at Laurel ,
The Farmers and Traders State
bank at Wakefield , capital $40,000.
Not one application since the deci
sion at Washington was rendered has
been made from a national Institution
to change to a state bank and there
by come under the provisions of the
An attempt by the legislature , which
has just concluded , to strengthen and
improve the guaranty law'Is likely to
lead to an interpretation by the su
preme court of the state of the con
stitutionality of the proposed change.
This was an amendment attached in
the house to the McGrew senate bill.
The house members were fearful that
the McGrew bill would not stand the
test of the courts , and tacked on an
amendment which se.eks to prevent
state banks from nationalizing or
liquidating by providing that any bank
that Is converted Into a tiatlonal rnust
pay as a penalty the bank assess *
meuls for the guaranty fund from the
date when the law first went into ef
fect in 1909. This would amount U
penalty of 11-20 percent upon the de
posits of all state banks. As the ba.-
auce of the bill extends the date of the
payments of assessments to June 1 of
this year , the discrimination between
the banks that remain under state
charters and those that nationalize is
deemed to be apparent and fatal to
that section of tbe bill. It Is believed
by many that rather than run tbe risk
of a further test in tbe courts , the
state banking board will never at
tempt to enforce this provision against
banks that nationalize.
If the. provision is enforced a lot of
banks will be penalized. In addition
to the six that have already applied
for national charters , ( wlce that num
ber , It Is estimated , will'make applica
tion during the year , three times the
number that have made like applica
tion during any previous year.
Before state banks can advertise
that their deposits are guaranteed by
the state banking law they must show
tbe banking board they have compiled
with the law. Thle may take cereral
months , so the few state banks that
are now advertising on postern In
their rooms and elsewhere that they
are under the guaranty law are mov
ing too quickly. This IB the Interpre
tation placed on the law by Secretary
Royse of tbe banking board.
Great Rain Hits Spots.
A great spring rain , amounting to
.22 of an Inch , fell in spots of north
ern Nebraska and southern South Da
kota Tuesday night. The rain was
showery , not being a general down
A good rain is reported In the vicin
ity of Dallas , In Gregory county , S. D. ;
a light rain fell between Inman and
Valentino ; Norfolk got a soaking ; and
In the South Platte country , a light
rain fell at Superior. These were all
tbe rains that bad been reported at
the Northwestern railroad headquar
ters in Norfolk at 9 o'clock.
The rain was needed , and will be of
great benefit where It fell.
St. Charles , S. D. , April 20. Special
to The News : It was cloudy all Mon
day afternoon and about 3 p. m. It
rained not to exceed a quarter of an
Inch. Hain Is needed. Everything Is
dry and small grain is starting slowly
on account of no rain.
Ainu-worth , Neb. , April 26. Special
to The News : A steady downpour of
rain began Monday evening and con
tinued all night and until afternoon
Tuesday. The ground Is thoroughly
Wltton , S. D. , April 26.- Special to
The News : Tripp county was visited
ay a general rain over the greater
part of the county Saturday. Rnln
Degan falling in the morning and con
tinued during the greater part of the
Jay. Grass and small grain are lookIng -
Ing Hue and the prospects are good
for a bountiful yield.
Valentine , Neb. , April 26. Special
to The News : This section of the
country had another good soaking , as
there was a steady drizzle of a raty all
Monday night and most of yesterday.
This being the second rain within a
week for this part of the country ,
everything in the growing line will been
on the jump , as It relieves quite a long
spell of dryuess.
Women Talk of Reforms.
Declaring that their eighth annual
convention was a successful ono and
delighted with their treatment at the
hands of the Norfolk woman's club
and the Norfolk people , the Third
district Federation of Women's Clubs
adjourned in the First Congregational
church Tuesday evening.
Tuesday evening's session was one
of the most interesting held by the
convention. At this session Mrs. F.
H. Cole of Omaha delivered the fea
ture address of the'convention. Her
subject was "Civil Service. "
The session was called to order at
8 o'clock and a large audience enjoyed
tbe piano duet by Mesdames Booth
Mrs. T. J. Gist , state president of
this organization , delivered the presi
dent's address at this session. She
was followed by special music ren
dered by the Stauton ladles' quartette
After the resolutions committee made
their report final adjournment was
taken. No place has yet been select
ed to hold the next convention. Al
though it is customary to hold the
convention at different points , many
of the members are still in favor of
Norfolk for the next meeting place.
Secretary Mrs. J. E. L. Fisher of Ran
dolph is one of the strong Norfolk ad
"While it Is customary to give every
one a chance , " she said , "Norfolk Is a
logical point to hold this convention.
The railroad facilities are very good
and we could not have been better
treated than we have been in this city.
I doubt whether Norfolk would wanl
us again. " Mrs. Fisher was assured
Norfolk was always icady to welcome
the club women.
During the business meeting Tues
day afternoon Mrs. F. A. Long of Mad-
tson was elected district vice presi
dent , succeeding Mrs. Carey of Ban
croft , and Miss Ruth Shaw of this
city was elected secretary , succeeding
Mrs. Fisher of Randolph.
The feature of Tuesday afternoon's
session was tbe address of state Pres
Ident Mrs. T. J. Gist of Falls City
Interesting talks were given by Mrs
F. H. Cole of Omaha , and other of
fleers. i ,
The subject-of the endowment fund
of the general federation was thor
oughly gone over in au interesting ad
dress by Mrs. H. L. Keefe of Walthlll
Mrs. Keefe is chairman of tbe state
library committee and president of tha
Immediately after tbe business ses
slon Tuesday afternoon , it was an
nounced that the automobiles were
read } * and the ladles immediately
made their way to Norfolk avenue
where ou both sides of the street thlr
ty-three cars were awaiting them
They formed in line of parade and
were taken through the city and soon
the machines with their load of dele
gates were speeding through the
streets in every part of the city. The
ladles were delighted with their enter
talnmeut and commented favorably
on their treatment at the hands of the
Besides the literature brought by
tbe literature committee on the sub
jects of domestic science , home ec
onomics , etc. , Mrs. T. J. Gist , presl
dent of the state federation , had an
"interesting assortment of reading mat
ter appealing to the women to take
action in inducing railroads to 1m
prove stations and grounds. Othe
civic improvements suggested were :
Good roads , sane and safe Fourth o
July , observe Arbor day , establish 11
braries , cupless fountains in schools ,
street cleaning , complete garbage col'
lection , prohibitory expectoration on
streets , plant trees , arrange for play
grounds , avoid throwing ashes in
because it Is hazardous to
automobile tires , paint telephone and
telegraph poles , etc.
Among the visitors attending tbe
convention were :
Mrs. Curtis L. Day , Ponder ; Mrs. L.
L. MathewK , Fremont ! Mrs. F. B.
Knapp , Fremont ; Mrs. Dan V. Steph
ens , Fremont ; Mrs. W. S. Swnimiii ,
Oakland ; Maiy Wells , Oakland ; Mrs.
Allco M. Daniels , Bancroft ; Mrs. Jean
H. McVlcker , North Bend ; Mrs. Sarah
E. Macon , North Bend ; Mrs. F. J.
P/att , Humphrey ; Miss Anna Keogh ,
Humphrey ; Mrs. Elizabeth Wells ,
West Point ; Mrs. Metta II. Fisher
Randolph ; Mrs. H. S. Palmer , Ncllgb ;
Mrs. II. E. Mason , Meadow Grove ;
Miss Cecil Thorndyke , Randolph ; Mrs.
Frank Moore , Crolghton ; Mrs. C. J.
Mllson , Crelghton ; Mrs. R. H. Rice ,
ollgh ; Mrs. O. A. Williams , Nellgh ;
Irs. W. II. Green. Crelghton ; Mrs.
fae Orris , Stanton ; Mrs. Belle Young ,
Stanton ; Mrs. Allco .Webb , Wayne ;
Irs. Jean R. Mines , Wayne ; Mrs. E.
L. Scheinmaun , Oalulale ; Mrs. Helen
Tolles , Laurel ; Mrs. O. B. Bowers ,
'ekamah ; Mrs. J. A. Goodwill , Te
aman ; Mrs. S. Ritchie , Neligh ; Edna
IcLeod , Stanton ; Wllda Chace , Stan-
on ; Mrs. Gertnide Namur , Stanton ;
Irs. Anna MoLeod , Stnnton ; Mrs. 11.
} . Graham , Bancroft ; Mrs. Alma
) lors , Madison ; Mrs. Grace Blackman ,
ladison ; Mrs. C. A. Hewitt , Nellgh ;
iaudo Deuel , Meadow Grove ; Mrs. J.
! . Hay , Laurel ; Mrs. Cando , Laurel ;
Irs. J. II. Oxnam , Norfolk ; Mrs. P.
F. Hell. Norfolk ; Mrs. S F. Erskine ,
S'orfolk ; Mrs. Willis E. Reed , Madl-
on ; Mrs. Lllllo Slocumb , Wisner ;
Irs. Myrtle B. KInzel , Wlsner ; Mrs.
larry U Keefe , Walthlll ; Mrs. F. H.
ole , Omaha ; Mrs. T. F. Gist , Falls
ity ; Mrs. C. N. Erwln , Bancroft ;
Mrs. Mabel Vankirk , Nellgh ; Mrs.
arab Vankirk , Nellgh ; Mrs. J. C. El-
lott. West Point ; .Mrs. Alice Nelhardt ,
lancroft ; Mrs. J. E. L. Carey , Ban-
roft ; Mrs. Kelsey Trowbridge , Ne
igh ; Mrs. Hester A. Frye , Meadow
Grove ; Mrs. Sarah M. Hookstra ,
relghton ; Mrs. W. H. Boose , Meadow
rove ; Miss May Dow , Meadow
oiie ; Mrs. W. W. Brown , Crelgbton ;
Mrs. Calvin Keller , Crelghton ; Mrs.
lelen Nance , Randolph ; Mrs. W. J.
logardus , Nellgh ; Mrs. H. L. Kin
dred , Meadow Grove ; Mrs. L. A.
Brown , Meadow Grove ; Mrs. W. R.
Xcke , Stanton ; Mrs , Edna M. Under-
burg , Stanton ; Mrs. T. Warner , Oak-
lale ; Casy G. Kelsey , Nellgh ; Mayme
A. Manning , Stanton ; Mrs. Llllle
West , Bancroft ; Mrs. F. A. Long ,
Madison ; Mrs. C. L. Wattles , Neligh ;
Mlnnio E. Anthony , Wausa ; Mrs. Nels
Jnskog , Pllger ; Mrs. George W. Mun-
; er , Pilger ; Mrs. W. W. Cole , Nellgh ;
Mrs. Amy Mackey , Stanton ; Mrs. Ma
bel Johnson , Neligh ; Mrs. Clara Grat-
tan , Stanton ; Mrs. Lulu Boyce , Pierce ;
Mrs. Aletta Thompson , Wisner ; Mrs.
A. R. Oleson , Wisner ; Mrs. S. AT.
Mass , Wisner ; Mrs. Jessie C. Haw
kins , Wisner ; Mrs. Augusta Baer ,
Stanton ; Mrs. Edith Feyerherm , Stanton -
ton ; Irene Feyerherm , Stanton ; Mrs.
F. H. Scott , Norfolk ; Vtiss Blesee
"Monroe , Foundulac , W.ls.
The afternoon's sessi'on was opened
at 1:30 : by a vocal solo by Mrs. Cain ,
jr. , of Stella. Greetings from tbe vis
iting officers followed and then the
convention dived into real business ,
receiving the reports of more state
committees. Mrs. Neihardt of Ban
croft , of the literature committee , Dr.
Picotte of Walthlll of the health com
mltteo. and Mrs. Keefe of Walthill of
the endowment fund and general fed
eration committee , made Interesting
reports. The business meeting fol
lowed and the convention adjourned
to enjoy the automobile ride under
the auspices of tbe Norfolk Commer
cial club , L. P. Pasewalk having
charge of this feature.
Those donating the service of the
machines were : Herbert King , O. N
Stukcy , A. H. Viele , H. A. Pasewalk
C. F. Shaw. W. P. Logan. Frank E
Melcher , Clarence W. ScoBeJd , Dr. C
J. Verges , W. A. Emery , W. A. Kings
ley , John Best , W. H. Parriott , A
Koyen. H. E. Hardy , W. H. Blakeman
S. G. Mayer , George B. Christoph , D
Rees , George D. Butterfleld , E. P. Olm
sted , Henry Klug , E. M. Huntlngton
George Dudley , II. C. Battler , Dr. C. A
McKim , C. B. Sailer , August Kiesau
Viele Gets Lutfdcn Job.
State Journal : Governor Aldrich
has got the official scalp of the Rev
Luther P. Ludden of Lincoln , member
of the state normal board a-found
whom thetaffairs ofthat..board.bave
revolved with , considerable'-speed for
the past ten'yearn. Otherp htive tried
to get the coveted loclfof hair and fall
ed , but Governor Aldrlch did the trick
by appointing A. H. Viele of Norfolk
to succeed Air. Luddenwhen the lat
tor's term expires June 2.1. Mr
Viele Is president of the Norfolk
school board. He has been a mcr
chant for many years and was form
erly a locomotive engineer on the
Northwestern railroad. He was rec
ommeuded by Superintendent Water
house of Omaha , and Superlntenden
Bodwell of Beatrice , and Mr. Ludden
suspects that State Superintenden
Crabtree knows something about how
the appointment was made. Mr. Crab
tree * is the gentleman .whom Mr. Lud
den helped to relieve of the principal
ship of the state normal at Peru and
after the removal the people of the
state elected Mr. Crabtree state BU
Mr. Bodwell was In the office of the
state superintendent when the ap
pointmeut was announced by tbe gov
ernor yesterday. He said he hat
taught at Norfolk and'he knew Mr
Vielo to be a good man for the posl
Mr. Crabtree did not deny that h
knew the governor , but ho smlllngl
said he did not even know Mr. Viele
the appointee , except lhat he hat
heard him highly spoken of.
Dr. Ludden Is known throughout th
west. Ho Is known as a preacher
teacher and politician. In the old day
when state conventions were held h
was usually a prominent figure on tb
Btago at every republican etate meet
ig In Nebraska. He Is serving bis
t'lith > ear on the state normal boaid.
receding his appointment on the
tate board he wns for nine years a
leuiber of the board of education of
.Incoln. This makes a total of nlno-
een years' service In the school hoard
ork. For eighteen years ho wns sec-
etary of the Nebraska poultry so
lely. He was president of a Luth-
ran orphan homo at Nachusa , 111. ,
ut resigned last year. Ho has drop-
ed most of his work except tha field
ecretaryshlp of the homo mission
oard of the Lutheran church.
A reporter broke the news of Dr.
.uddeu's decapitation to him ycstcr-
ay a * gently as possible. The re-
orter found Dr. Ludden in the new
fflce room of the state normal board
n the basement of the state house ,
'ho room Is to bo occupied by the
oard tomorrow. Dr. Ludden was
ouml on his knees on the floor of the
oard room. He was clad in overalls
nd was sandpapering paint spots on
lie cement floor.
"I hired Janitors to do this , " said
Dr. Ludden gaily , "but they said they
ould not get the spots off the floor.
They tried everything except elbow
lease , and now I propose to do the
iork with the aid of my son. "
"You will not need to do that after
unc 25 , " said the reporter In a tone
f voice as solemn as the occasion
"Ah , ha , he has appointed , has he ? "
uickly replied Dr. Ludden. "I knew
would not get it. I told some of
hem it was fixed long ago. Well , I
fill keep right on with this work just
he fame so the next man will have a
lean floor to walk on.
"Any way , " said Mr. Ludden , "I am
he only member of the board who In
he past twenty years was rcappolnt-
d for a five-year term. The term of
ach appointee Is now five years. Gov-
rnor Savage appointed mo at a time
when Johnson county and Ncmaba
ounty each asked for the place. Tbe
rouble grew so hot that the governor
went outside of those two counties for
i man and appointed me. I never
< new anything about It till I read it
n the State Journal. When I asked
overnor Savage about it he said I
lad received tbo best endorsement of
\ny candidate he bad ever seen. 1
old him I would like to know who
my friends were.
" 'Well , sir , ' replied the governor , 'I
myself filed your application with my
self and I myself endorsed the appli
cation. The endorsement I consider
one of the best I ever saw. '
"Governor Mickey once told mo he
would not appoint mo , but ho did. The
board stood a tie on tbe election of a
president for the new state normal at
Xearney while I was in the state of
New York. Members of the board tel
jgraphed mo for my proxy , but I re
used to let any ono have it. Governor
Mickey was anxious to see Professor
Fordyce elected president of the Kear
ney school and when I returned to
Jncoln he told mo he would not re
appoint me on the normal board , but
ome of tbem got busy and he did ap
point mo for a second term. "
Under Governor Shallcnbcrgcr's ad
ministration the legislature passed a
l which would have legislated Mr.
Uidden and the other members of the
board out of office , but the supreme
court declared it unconstitutional be
cause It did not repeal or amend the
law creating the state normal board
and would have left two normal boards
Norton Tells of His Experience.
Wbeatland. Wyom. . April 24. Editor -
itor News : I note in your paper ol
April 21 that Mr. Craven was wound
up on a shaft and undressed. I call
to mjnd just such an experience when
Dexter and I were doing business at
the old stand. I was performing just
the same stunt when my suspenders
or blouse were caught on a set screw
and began undressing me. But by
an unearthly yell from "Old Fan'
which reached the ear of Billy
Schwerdtfejger , my little engineer , I
was saved from being a harp player
in another world. I bad a little more
on me than Dan did. I had a collar
beside my shoes and stockings.
Respectfully yours ,
E. M. Norton.
Baseball Lineup is Now Assured.
Although tbe game between the
Norfolk regulars and the high scboo
baseball teams was called off Tuets
day evening , tbo Norfolk team an
nounced their lineup as follows : Hoff
wan , . Keleher. Krabn , Gllssman , But
ler , Rusk. Schelley , South , Miller
There are a number of other mem
bers of the team , but they have not
yet been announced. W. J. Stafforc
was elected manager and Paul J5ue
low treasurer of the club , which wll
bold a monster meeting in a few days
From arrangements made by the
members of the club , the opening day
is not far away. On this day the play
ers and their admirers are to parade
up and down Norfolk avenue , headct
by the band.
KNEW HIM IN GREECE.
Dead Section Man Has Wife and Chil
dren In the Old Country.
Vasslllos Arraatas , the Greek labor
er who was killed Tuesday afternoon
by Northwestern train No. 6 near Bat
tie Creek , was well known by Gus
Cades of this city. Armatas has a
wife and a number of children In
Greece and was to have se t for them
soon. He came to Norfolk only five
months ago from South America
where ho had been employed , Hli
brother , who lives In Iowa , and hi
cousin/ broker of Council Bluffs , ar
rive an tbe city today to arrange fo
the funeral services to bo held her
Thursday. The remains will bo in
terred In the Prospect Hill cemetery
The death of Armatas was a BUI
one. Tbo man and his companions ,
section gang , were at work on th
railroad tracks between hero and Bat
tie Creek. When No. b was with !
200 yards of them , the men etoppe
vorklng and hurried out of the way.
Umntas left his shove ] and madu a
pectacular leap to got It. Ills com-
mnlons saw him jump but did not see
11 in when the pilot of the engine
truck thu unfortunate foreigner In
lie back and threw him some dls-
mice. He wns brought to the Ses >
Ions & Hell undertaking parlors.
here a pockctbook was found hang-
ng around his neck. The purtui con-
lined ono lonu silver dollar. A letter
ns found In his pocket from a rela-
Ivo In Greece which showed that Ar-
uatas was tending money to South
\morlca to help friends.
Armatas was about 40 years old.
lo was a perfectly built man. With
ho exception of slight scratches on
Is face , resulting from his fall to the
round after tbo train struck him , and
lie brulso on the back where he was
truck as ho stooped over to pick up
ils implement , thcro arc no other
wounds. The ribs were broken and
overed from the backbone. Death
" 1 know Armatas In Greece , " soys
Ir. Cades. "He was then a young
nan and also one of thu most perfect-
y built and handsome men In my part
f the country. "
TILDEN MUST APPEAR.
Bribery Committee Acts on the Pack
Springfield , 111. , April 26. - The state
enato bribery Investigation commlt-
eo decided that Edward Tilden , Chi-
ago packer and financier , George M.
Benedict and William C. Cummlngs ,
Chicago bankers , be summoned before
ho bar of the senate to show cause
by they should not bu held in con-
empt of that body for refusing to
ppear in response to subpoenas.
Kidnaping All Fake ?
Omaha , April 26. Chief of Police
) onohue stated today that no further
nvestlgatlon would bo made of thu
illeged kidnaping of Bernard Smyth
ast night. Ho declared he believed
ho whole affair to be a "fake. "
Omaha , April 26. Bernard Smyth ,
9 years old , son of C. J. Smyth , a
irominent and wealthy attorney of
his city , was kidnaped by four men
lelieved to be Italians late yesterday
afternoon , but escaped a few hours
fterward and returned home unlnjur-
d , soon after his absence had alarm-
d the family and the police had begun
L search for him.
A few weeks ago C. J. Smyth began
eceiving letters signed "blank hand , "
demanding $2,500 In rash and threat
ening the death or abduction of his
on , Bernard. The matter was finally
eported to the police but no clews
o the writer were found.
I ast evening about 6 o'clock , young
Smyth left Crelghton university , where
10 is a student , taking a car at
Twenty-fourth and Gumming streets
'or his home on North Thirteenth
street. A man apparently an Italian ,
) oarded the same car and left it when
Smyth did. When the car bad gone
ou tbo. man suddenly seized the boy
and struck him heavily in the face ,
3eforo ho recovered from the shock
an automobile containing three other
tallans came up.
Awakes and Gets Away.
The boy was thrown in and his face
covered with a cloth saturated with
chloroform , which soon rendered him
unconscious. When ho regained con
sciousness ho was In an abandoned
building a rallo or two west of tbe city
ind his lone guard was asleep.
Young Smyth was tied but managed
to slip bis bonds and made his way
Mrs. John Schmidt.
Following the birth of her tenth
child. Mrs. John Schmidt , 306 North
Tenth street , died at 6:30 : Wednesday
morning , a tumor causing death. The
child was stillborn. No funeral ar
rangements have been made up to the
present time. Besides the husband ,
Mrs. Schmidt leaves eight children ,
five daughters and three eons Mar
garet , Agnes , Clara , Robert and Wil
liam , and three who are under 10 years
Mrs. Herman Hoefs.
Mrs. Herman Hoefs , 510 South Third
street , died from a stroke of apoplexy
at 4:30 : Tuesday afternoon. Funeral
services will bo held from the family
homo at 2 o'clock and from the Christ
Lutheran church at 2:30 : , Thursday
afternoon. Interment will be made In
the New Lutheran cemetery.
Bertha Weler was born in Wlsmar ,
Pomerania , Germany , on March 12 ,
1861. In 1881 her parents moved di
rect to Norfolk from Germany and In
1886 she was united in marriage to
Herman Hoefs in this city. To this
union five children were born , three
of whom are living. They are Kmll ,
Oscar and Mrs. Victor Mcrha , all of
Tuesday morning Mrs. Hoefs , with
her daughter , Mrs. Merha , was doing
the family washing. Whllo engaged
in this work at 10:30 : she suffered the
stroke which proved fatal at 4:30. :
F. K. Fulton Buys Madison Ave. Lots.
F. K. Fulton has purchased the two
houses and lots , 405 and 407 Madison
avenui-f from Dr. C. J. Verges for
$3,500. Mr. Fulton had had the refusal -
fusal of tbPMj lots at this figure , for
sonio time , but ho offered to walvo
his right if the Elks cared to buy at
this figure. The trustees , however ,
did not feel that that would bo fair to
Mr. Fulton , who was anxious to secure
Threshermen End Session.
Meeting of commlttccH , displaying
the various exhibits and the continua
tion of registration took up the entire
morning of the second day's session of
the Nebraska Brotherhood of Thresh-
eruien's convention. It was estimated
that 200 of the threshormen were In
the city , but many had failed to reg
ister up to a late hour in the after
The afternoon session was called to
order in tbo Auditorium at 1:30 : by
President Shannon and another busl
ness meeting wan hold under the di
rection of the state officers and James
Winters , representing the American
It was announced that during the
buslnoss session several vlco presi
dents would ho oloctod. These are
Iho only elections In nrdnr. The ro
nialiukir of the now oflkors were elect
ed at the Lincoln convention , of which
meeting this IK an adjourned
NEED OF ORGANIZATION.
"Benollts of Organlratlcm" was the
feature subject talked on In tlm Audi *
torlum by tlm Nebraska Ilrotliorhowt
of Tlireshermon , whoso adjourned
convention was called to order ntl:30 :
Tuesday afternoon by President F. E.
Shannon of Hastings. That tbo thresh-
ormen and visitors seemed to enjoy
Inspecting Norfolk was notlcoabln
from thu fact that the Auditorium wan
not as well crowded as It would Imvo
been If all the delegates and vlsltom
had attended the meeting. In all there
wore abont 100 threshurmon In the
Auditorium , whllo half that number
were busy Investigating the mysteries
of the threshing machines.
The registration did not begin In
reality until Wednesday morning ,
when the Bullock offices , which are
being used as the threshermon's head
quarters , worn well filled by delegates
and Secretary E. L. Smith , who had
charge of the registration , found htm
'If ' n bitsy man.
The threshcrmen who did not at
ml Tuesday afternoon's session lost
omo very good Information which was
'holly to their benefit. The mush ; by
oget's Beethoven quartet was splon-
Id and Professor Voget outdid him-
If In a flno violin solo.
Although brief , tbo address of wol
omo delivered by C J. Bullock for
: ie Norfolk Commercial club was ro-
ehed with hearty applause.
President Shannon ru.ipondcd to this
ddrofis and was Immediately followed
y the feature subject of the after-
eon , "Benefits of Organization. " In
bo discussion of this subject many
romlnent speakers took part , among
iiom being Willis E. Reed of Mad-
son ; J. W. Hamor , manager of the
dvanco Thresher company , Lincoln ,
r. A. Randall , Lincoln manager of the
lumely company ; James Winters , of
he American Throshcrman , Madison ,
iVis. ; S. B. Powers , Gould Balance
, 'alve company , Kellogg , la.
Willis E. Reed Talks.
In his address Mr. Reed declared
here Is a tendency of tbu country pco-
ilo to move to the city. Forty per-
out of the people of tbe United
States , bo declared , live within the
orporate limits of tbo cities. The
imestlon is how to Induce these men
o move on farms and when thatquos
Ion Is solved , the question of high
est of living will bu solved.
Among the interesting short talks
luring Tuesday afternoon's session
was tbe subject of price cutting and
he need of organization in the north
Matte region. This discussion was
ed by the north Platte operators.
Most every thresherman In the uudl-
nco was called upon for a few , words
on this subject. Tbe afternoon's ses-
, ion was closed with music by the
> Togct quartet.
BULLOCK OFFICES OPENED.
Beautiful New Quarters Give Visltorc
Chance to Get Acquainted.
The new Bullock offices were for
mally opened Tuesday evening. About
200 visitors to the tbrenhermen's con
vention and a largo number of Nor
folk men were entertained in the vis-
tors' and customer's room of these
oflices. C. J. Bullock received the via
tors at tbo door of the building and
to the lapel of each visitor was at
tached a souvenir pin.
The main room was prettily deco
rated with palms and greens and the
beautiful arrangement of tbe electric
ights made \he decorations complete.
In the little north room of thin hand
some office Mere stationed Voget's
Beethoven qua ( ft , who furnished the
music of tbe ev iking. So crowded be
came the buslnc tft oflices that the pri
vate offices had to be forced Into ser
vice during the time when refresh
ments were served.
The Overland Four , a local quartet ,
furnished some good vocal music , and
other talented singers of the gather
ing rendered some excellent solos.
The opening of these oflices offered
visiting threshers an opportunity to
get acquainted. During the discussion
of various topics , many of the visitors
expressed themselves as delighted
with Norfolk and its surrounding
"Norfolk is a fine little city ; " "It Is
a llvo one" ' ; "Its railroad facilities
and its opportunities for connecting
with a new country are wonderful , "
are some of the remarks made by vis
An interesting Incident of the evenIng -
Ing was brought about with tbe aid of
the souvenir buttons and chirping lo
custs given out by tbe Bullock com
pany. The great throng of visitors
were seated In the main room , and
during tbo around-tbe-tablo conversa
tion , visitors idly , toyed with tbe lo-
cmstH which "cljoked" as they were
pressed together. Among the con
glomeration "clicking" came some
real Morse te ographlng from n corner
in the room. The "clicking" was
translated by an Associated Press te
legrapher present and bu noon answer
ed the rails of "C. Q. D. " and "Hello ,
any operator here ? "
In the southwest corner of the lob
by were gathered a large delegation
from the east and the Associated
Press man lost no time in discovering
F. W. Baker of St. Joseph , Mich. , and
Representative Prltchard of the Ruth
Feeder company of Lincoln , "talking
shop" on their locusts ,
Both men were old time telegra
phers , but bad quit tbe business years
ago. The Incident caused much Interest -
terest among tbo threshers , and Mr
Baker , who now represents The
Threshermen'it Review , related some
Interesting railroad telegraph stories
and told bow ho gave up the key for
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