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A ROSEBUD YARN.
Chicago Paper Prints Talc About
Gregory Farmer' * Mlihapi.
The Chicago Tribune prlnta tlilH dls-
patch from Gregory , H. I ) . :
" 11. N. Holmes , n fnrincr living
north of town , IIIIH experienced n inn
of bad luck during the hiHt month that
him not only crippled him phyHlcnlly
und financially , hut him catiHed his hair
to turn white.
"Tho had luck Htarted BOOH after
HoltncH bought an automuhlle. He
ciinio to town with the machine and
whllo ho was here a IIIIHHHI | ; locomo-
tlvo drove Hparkn into hlu harn , burn-
IHK H , together with n number of cat-
do. Being notlllcd by tele-phono ho
Htartod homo In bin nuto. Two mllca
out Holmes lost control of the steerIng -
Ing apparattiH and the machine ran
Into a troo. The car was wrecked.
Holmes suffered four broken ribs.
' . 'HolinoH was picked up , brought
back to town , and bis Injuries treated.
Two dayn later ho was taken homo In
n carriage and at bis house , as ho was
stopping on the porch ho slipped and
fell , breaking his left arm. A surgeon
went out from town and set the frac
tured member , and Holmes got along
nicely until a wok ago , when his right
arm was broken by n calf running
"To cap the climax , n week ago
Mary , Holmes' only daughter , olopcd
with a cowboy , taking away his best
carriage and his finest , driving team. "
Clay Shlpman Plans to "Get" Him.
Clay Shlpman , n farmer living south
of the city , was arrested Monday night
by Patrolman O'Brlon , who took from
Shlpman a revolver which the former
had purchased in a local hardware
ntoro for the purpose of "getting"
It Is n penitentiary offense accordIng -
Ing to the statute for the carrying of
concealed weapons , but according to
Judge C. P. Elsoloy , no one appeared
against Shlpman Tuesday morning
and ho was let off with n flno of $5
and costs on a charge of being drunk
and using indecent language.
Shipman and Wheeler quarreled
Monday night and Immediately after
ward Shipman purchased a $12 re
volver. Ho mot n policeman later and
declared if Wheeler said another word
to him ho was going to "hurt him
bad. " Patrolman O'Drien made a bur
ried search of the farmer and found
him with the revolver well loaded.
At the city jail Shlpman told
O'Brien ho would "get" Wheeler.
The revolver was returned to the
CHAUFFEURS ON A STRIKE.
Paris Is Greatly Embarrassed by Tie-
up of 2,000 Auto Drivers.
Paris , May 23. Paris is greatly em
barrassed by the strike of 2,000 chauf
feurs which went Into effect hero to
day. The strikers attacked a few non-
unionist chauffeurs , cut the tires ol
machines and threatened passengers.
In several instances , the police were
called to disperse . the strikers.
* " * * ' " * -.t
New Buildings Are In Prospect.
The Walter Foster lots , between
Fourth and Fifth streets on Norfolk
avenue , which have never been occu
pied , are soon to hold several fine
brick buildings , according to the own
er , who declared before a meeting ol
the city council last night that two
parties have agreed to build him a
two or three story brick building on
one of the lotsMf he gives them the
other two lots on which to build.
"When will that be , Mr. Foster ; In
about two years ? " asked one council
"No , It may be tomorrow , " repllet
Dr. C. J. Verges called on Mr. FOB
ter early Tuesday and offered to make
the same kind of proposition to him
Contracts are said to have been drawn
up in the former proposition , but they
are not yet signed. Dr. Verges de
Clares ho is seriously considering the
proposition and if Mr. Foster wll
make him the offer the deal is closed
"I purchased those lots twenty years
ago for 12,000 , " said Mr. Foster ,
have paid heavy taxes on them end
year. Two parties have offered to
bujld me a two or three story brick
building on one of the lots if I give
them the other two , for the construe
tion of another building. "
Mr. Foster made this statement af
ter the council had condemned the
walk in front of the lots. One coun
cllman declared two women fell over
a stopoff In the walk lost week am
were injured. Mr. Foster asked tha
time bo given , because of his proposed
"Wahoo Sam" One of the Big Stars.
"Wahoo" Sam Crawford , the Saun
ders county youth who has grown fa
mous for his Holding on the Octroi
team of the American league , is given
a flvo-pago writeup in the current is
sue of Outdoor Sports with photo
graphic plato embellishments.
How Sam was born In Wahoo thlr
ty-one years ago , how he grew to man
hood among the "rustics , " how h
started in the barber business and
finally drifted into baseball becaus
he didn't like "slmvln" and hair-cuttln
for a llvin , ' " is nil more or less hu
morously recited in the piece , which i
by Frederic Loob , whoever he may be
The article credits "Wahoo Sam" wit
earning bis first money as a bal
player at the age of 17 with the Wes
Point , Nob. , team , in the year 1897
Ho left Wahoo in 1898 and located a
Ontario , Can. , where the foliowin
season he became a professional , join
ing the Ontario team in the Canadian
league. Ho tarried only briefly at
Ontario and went thence to Grand
Haplds , Mich. , where , at 19 years of
ago , he made a wonderful record at
bat , "tearing down all the fences in
the circuit. " Cincinnati sent a" scout
to Grand Rapids who telegraphed
hack , "This kid's a wonder , " and "Wa
hoe Sam" was forthwith corrnled and
taken to Rcdfleld. At this point the
writer says :
"Ty Cobb , Wahoo Sam's only su
perior as a star in the Tiger lineup ,
VIIH also quite a youngster when he
roko Into the major leagues , but the
ccord tniulo by Sam when ha first
lilted Into flint company lias got
omethlng on thu brilliant side of the
lunoiiH Tyrus. Ty was 20 years old
. 'lion hu joined Detroit In the latter
art of the 1905 campaign and butted
< MO for forty-one games. He did not
ecomu a regular till the HCMHOII of
DOG WIIH well advanced. Crawford
TUB one year younger than the mighty
'y , hit over .1100 his IlrHt your , started
n as a regular and has been a rcg-
lar ever Blncc. * * * Hatters of
lie Crawford typo are the sluggers
lint count In winning games. There
ro Home good old clotiters In the big
engue , but many of them are tho'
vuakeHt stlcksmlths on the team when
full house stares them In the face.
'hero Is no man in the country who
i more feared by pitchers with men
n bases than the slugging tonsorlal
rtlst from Wahoo , Neb. , and further ,
0 man playing ball today has a bet-
er general average , year In and year
nit , for driving in runs than Samuel.
"At the close of 1902 Crawford , was
onsldorcd the most brilliant star on
ho Cincinnati team and one of the
iremler athletes of the National
Dengue. He was one of the last to
iiccumb to the offers of Ban John-
on's now organization , which offered
11 colors of money for the cream of
he National. Detroit offered Sam an
amount that was far in excess of what
10 drew from the Hods , HO ho natural-
y wandered into the nutomob'le ' city
n his first year as a Tiger Sam maul-
1 the American League pitchers to
11 corners of the lot and pushed out
( in average of .332 , his highest ilgurc
Inco becoming an American leaguer.
"Lust year Sam was rumored to be
laving trouble with his legs and it
vas reported that he was almost ready
or a slide to the minors. Sam's legs
did bother him a little In the 1910
nmpalgn , ' but you can bet your last
llukel IIO'B a long way from that slid-
ng board. He should have a great
ear this season , and when the final
averages are counted up , it will be
bund that Snm will not bo so many
stops behind Cobb. It was rumored
recently that Cobb and "Wahoo Sam"
couldn't hit It nohow , down nt the
Tigers' southern training camp at
Alonroe , La. , and that President Navlu
ind to make a Bpoclo ) . trip to the Dixie
own for the purpose of Introducing
he Georgia Peach to the Wahoo bar
ber. There is little doubt that there
was some truth to these tales , but the
Tiger team never was strong for har-
inony. Some scribes write that har
mony IB the best player a team can
have , but the Tigers have won three
pennants In a row , while half the Jun-
gleltes were making faces at one an
"Crawford's fielding is not far be-
ilnd his batting. He is a sure catch
on a fly ball , covers ground , plays hits
nicely and has a pretty good throwing
wing. Sam always was a center field
er until last season , when Jennings
switched Tyrus to center and appointed -
ed Sam official guardian of the patch
in right field.
"One of the most Important plays
Crawford ever figured in was at the
close of the 1907 season , when Detroit
and the Athletics were fighting it out
for the title. It wasn't exactly what
might be called a play , either , and
took place In the famous 17-innlng 9
to 9 tie game between tbese two
teams. It was one of the closing in
nings that Harry Davis punched a line
drive to center. It went past Crawford - .
ford Into the centerfield crowd for a
double. Crawford came tearing In
and insisted a policeman prevented
him from making the catch. Silk
O'Laughlln sustained Crawford and
was nearly mobbed by the crowd.
Murphy followed with n long single ,
which would have won the game and
the pennant , had it not been for
"Sam is happily married , and has a
daughter 4 years of age. He makes
his permanent home in Detroit , but
occasionally takes a trip to see the
old boys in Wahoo. He takes things
easy in winter , as he deserves a rest
after a hard season. With few excep
tions he is very popular with his fel
low players. "
E. P. Weatherby returned from a
business trip in Iowa.
H. F. Barnhart went to Pierce to at
tend the district court.
Miss Martha Koehn went to Omaha
to spend a few days with friends.
Joseph Pluhacek returned from
Meadow Grove , where he spent a day
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Wllley have
gone to Omaha for a few days' visit
N. B. Whltlatch , a prominent mer
chant of Foster , was in the city trans
Mrs. Edward Pratt and Mrs. George
A. Hinman of Tremont , 111. , are In the
city visiting with the E. S. South fam
Mrs. F. W. Gates of Bartlesvllle
Okla. , is in the city to spend the sum
mer with her daughter , Mrs. George
M , D. Tyler , M. C. Hazen and H. F
Barnhart returned from Madison
where they attended a short adjourn
ed term of the district court
S. W. Lackey of Stanton is in the of
city visiting with his son , R. S. Lack
ey. Mr. Lackey has just returned
from a several months' visit in Flor
Ida , where he has purchased some
Miss Alvlna Miller returned from
Pierce , from which place she accom
panled her mother , Mrs. H. H. Miller
who has been at Pierce visiting with
The meeting of Mosaic lodge No. 53 of
has been postponed.
Mrs. M , C. Beemer Is reported ver ;
ill from nn attack of paralysis.
The Trinity guild will meet with
Mrs. V. S. Mitchell tomorrow after
There will be a special meeting o
Beulah chapter Friday evening , tin
regular meeting being postponed.
The 13-year-old daughter of Mrs. L
Sheldon of South Fourth' street is re
orted 111 with dropsy. The child has
eon III for some years and no hopes
re entertained for her recovery.
Notwithstanding thu heavy roads
nil ruin Monday , J. S. Iluttcrflcld
mule the trip from Osmond to Norfolk
n hl automobile.
Mrs. F M. McNellly , who bcciuno 111
fter nursing her son , Frank McNellly ,
vim WIIH suffering from typhoid fever ,
B now reported somewhat Improved ,
'ho won IB doing very well.
The Methodist Ladles' Aid will meet
vlth Mrs. L. A. Fischer , 1310 Norfolk
venue , Thursday afternoon. Mrs.
'Ischer will bo assisted by Mrs.
jprccher and Mrs. Kuhlman.
The committee on decorations of
he Norfolk fire department held a
neuting In the fire station Monday
Ight and arranged for the firemen's
ecoratlonn for Memorial day.
A special meeting of the board of ed-
icntlon will be bold In the high school
ulldlng this evening to open the bids
or the construction of additions to
evernl of the city schools. It is be
loved by board members that this
Itiestlon will take up the entire time
f the evening and that little time
vil ) be had to go Into the election of
Bishop Kcane of Cheyenne , Wyo. ,
lerformcd the confirmation services
icld at the Sacred Heart Catholic
church In this city Monday morning.
\bout fifty adults and children of the
mrish were confirmed. Among the
nlnlsters taking part in the ceremony
vere : Fathers Buckley and Gebauer ,
Norfolk ; Kearns , Wnyno ; Walsh , Bat-
lo Creek ; Carroll , Wisner ; Muenlch ,
Indlson ; Gnlvln , Spauldlng.
Chairman George B. Chrlstoph of
he golf committee of the Country
club has issued thu following rules to
, overn the golf tournament next Fri
day , the opening day : This will be a
line hole medal play , divided Into
hree classes. Those who have * bad n
score of 49 or bettor will be In the 40
class ; those who have had a Score of
0 to 59 will be in the 50 class ; those
vho have had a score of CO or over
vlll be lu the CO class. Score will be
counted In thu class the contestants
Inish in. Ties in each class to he
ilnyed elf by continuous playing. The
iverage of the first three games play
ed will determine the handicap to be
used in future games.
The police had a busy time of it
Monday night ordering a number of
lorso traders out of the city. The
.raders kept their horses tied to bill-
joards and other places throughout
: he day without feeding them , and
many complaints were made to the
thorlties. During the day the traders
commenced drinking heavily and
some trouble was expected. PatrolRr
men Livingston and O'Brien were sue-
cessful in starting them out of the
city. Near the state hospital one 01
: ho traders' horses became exhausted
and died and
fanners made comwj
plaints that their horses became un-
manageable when seeing the dead an-
! imal in the road. Constable Finkm
louse made the trip to the scene and
ordered the owner to bury the horse.
It was reported that a Norfolk youth
walking near the place was attacked
by one of the traders and badly beat
FRANK PILLSBURY DEAD.
Former Sioux Falls Man Succumbs to
Long Illness from Heart Trouble.
Sioux Falls , May 23. Ex-Mayor
t today , , ! of heart trouble after a long
DIAZ MAY RESIGN TODAY.
Message to Madero Says Vice Presl
dent Has Already Quit.
3uarez , May 23. A telegram was
received by Francisco Madero , jr. , to
day from Alfred Robles Dominguez ,
special peace envoy in Mexico City ,
Indicating that the resignation of Vice
President Corral had been tendered.
The news was taken to mean that
the vice president's resignation was
requested to proceed that of President
Diaz which is expected today or tomi
When President Diaz resigns , Se-
nor Madero and his party immediately
with Senor De la Barra in the political
reorganization of Mexico.
The exodus of politicians continued
today and the town was quite peace
The French Enter Fez.
Tangiers , May 23. The .French col
umn under command of Gen. Molnier
entered Fez on the afternoon of May
18. The force met with no opposition
on the part of the rebellious tribesmen
besieging the sultan's southern cnp
ital. All Europeans In the city are
DENOUNCE JUDICIAL RECALL. or
Closing Hours of Debate Over State
hood Devoted to This Theme.
Washington , May 23. Wlbber's resolution
elution providing statehood for Art
zona and New Mexico is scheduled
for passage before adjournment to
night. The closing hours of the long
debate on the measure were given of
over in large part to speeches de
nouncing the judiciary recall feature
the Arizona constitution. The resolution
elution admitting Arizona provides
that the feature shall be voted on by
the people and as a condition to state
Representative Houston of Tennessee to
see , a democrat , opened the debate
today. The recall of judges , he said
would be not only an innovation but a
danger to integrity of the court. of
Representative Martin W. Littleton
New York , democrat , made his
maiden speech in the house.
Alarmist Reports In Portugal.
Lisno , May 23. According to an cli
ofllclal statement issued today , a numre
her of persons in various walks of or
life have been arrested in the northern - M
ern parts of Portugal charged with vc
circulating alarmist reports. The di
prisoners were put on board the Perm
tuguese cruiser Adamstor , lying off si
Oporto. Marines from the cruiser
uivo been landed to help the police
guard the banks in the province of
ntro Mlnsodouro , bordering on thu
AVIATOR A HERO.
Finds Landing Place Covered With
People , Turns Out , Is Hurt.
Bristol , Tcnn. , May 23. Aviator An-
bony Jannus Is In n critical condition
ollowlng an accident. He Is suffering
rom n broken shoulder , broken collar
one and probable internal Injuries.
ust after ho had begun his flight
pectators flocked to a knoll selected
or a landing place. When ho steered
or It , Jannus found It covered with
icople. He was flying too low to rise
jvor them , so ho turned his machine
nto a nearby bank. The machine
was wrecked. '
Another Heresy Case.
Canton , O. , May 23. Charges of
eresy preferred ngoins'C the Rev.
mil E. Blnger of Tlllamook , Ore. , and
a sharp discussion onthe proposed
merger of the Presbyterian church
north ) and the Reform church were
enturcs of sessions of the general
ynod of the reformed church ( Ger-
nan ) in the United States. The Rev.Uec
Ir. Blnger was alleged to have de-
lared that "The word of God was
ontnlned In the Bible but not every-
hlng In the Bible Is the word of God. "
Ho Is also said to have made the
taterncnt In a sermon that "tho ten
oinmnndments were not written by
The charges are made In the mlnu-
es of the Portland , Ore. , Clnssls , and
hey will bo dealt with by the synod
omo day this week.
Ordinance No. 366.
An ordinance providing for the tern-
lorary ) , use and occupation of the
streets , alleys and public grounds of
ho city of Norfolk for the purpose of
raising , moving or removing houses
and . buildings from one part of the
city to another , and requiring a li
cense , for the company , person or per
sons , so using the streets and alleys ,
and providing a penalty for Its viola
tion. Be it ordained by the mayor
and council of the city of Norfolk ,
Section 1. Before any company ,
person or persons shall use or occu-
, ) y any portion of the streets , alleys
or public ground of the city of Nor
folk in raising , moving or removing
any house or building from one sec
tion of the city to another , the company -
pany , person or persons so desiring to
use the streets , alleys or public
grounds ( , or any portion of the same ,
shall ' first obtain a license for that
purpose from the city clerk , and be
fore any license shall be Issued an
application in writing must be filed
with the said clerk , and shall also
give bond to the city with two or
more ( sureties to be approved by the
mayor ( and council , in the sum of two
thousand dollars , conditioned that the
party so licensed will repair and make
good all damages to any street or al
J5 ley , or the paving or sidewalks there
on , wtille used as aforesaid , and to
Indemnify and save harmless the city
and Us inhabitants from damages
arising ; from any negligence of the
person so licensed , while engaged in
such work , and upon the approval of
such bond and the payment of a fee
Qf twenty-five dollars , the applicant
shall be entitled to a license for the
period of one year , or until the first
day of May thereafter.
Sec. 2. The company , person or
persons so obtaining a license to use
the streets , alleys and public grounds ,
as aforesaid , shall occupy the same no
longer than may reasonably bo nee
essary for that purpose , and while so
moving or removing any such house
or structure upon any street or alley ,
the ' same shall be done in a manner
to cause no unnecessary interruption
with the public use of such , streets
Sec. 3. Whenever in moving or re
moving any house or buijding along or
across any street , alley or public
grounds , which on account of the
he of such house o'r building , will
re the removal of any telephone ,
telegraph , electric light or other wire
or wires , that will interfere with the
passage of such bouse or building , the
CO , person or persons using and
op such wire or wires , shall
upon twenty-four hours' notice in writ
ing ; served upon such company , per
son or persons , or its or their agent or
manager , by the person so holding
such license , temporarily remove such
wire or wires sufficiently to enable
such house or structure to pass the
same , and upon a failure to BO remove
such wire or wires , within the time
specified , the city shall remove the
same nt the expense of the company
persons operating such wire or
Sec. 4. The authority to use the
streets and alleys and public grounds
for the purposes aforesaid shall be
exercised so as to be at all times un
der the control and supervision of the
ilty and its officers.
Sec. 5. Any person violating any
the provisions of this ordinance
shall upon conviction thereof be fined
not less than
twenty-five dollars nor
more than one hundred dollars , to
gether with the costs of prosecution.
All ordinances and parts of ordin
ances in conflict with this ordinance
are hereby repealed. This ordinance
be in force and effect from ant
after its passage and publication as
provided by law.
Passed and approved this 22nd dn >
May , 1911. John Friday ,
Attest : Mayor.
Ed Harter. City Clerk.
Burns Says It's Falce.
Mitchell , S. D. , May 23. The
charge filed in Washington with Rep
resentntlvo Davis and coming from
ono George N. Silsbeo of Scott county
Minnesota , alleging that he was pre
vented from obtaining n patent to In
dlan lands In Trlpp county through the a
machinations of Fred Dennet , cominls
sloner of the general land office a
Washington , and Thomas C. Burns ,
eglster of the land offlco at Gregory ,
S. 1) . , nro declared to bo absolutely
by Mr. Hums , who IB at present
n Mitchell on a leave of absence from
Mr. Burns said :
"All the advlco which I gave him
Sllsbee ) was to the effect that ho
hoiild beware of the Oklahoma graft-
irs , who , like a flock of vultures ,
vero attempting to lleoco old soldiers
ot B. Baker of the Baker company ,
Mentioned , in the statement In the
real Interview , Is the BIHIIO party who
aid a line of $1,000 at Dendwood in
he federal court after pleading guilty
ot the , offense of trafficking In soldiers'
declaratory filings. Baker , as well as
. . 11 members of his company , have
ecu barred from practicing before the
Gregory land offlco , and the charges
made by Sllsbcc , I am quite sure ,
mvo been prompted by Baker and his
ricnds to get even with the officials
if the Gregory land offlco and the
general land office. "
The incidents leading up to the pro-
erred charges , according to Burns ,
.re . as follows : On October 1 , 1909 , n
quattor filed on a piece of land and
Iva ( days later Baker filed a soldier's
declaratory on the snmo quarter sec-
Ion , without ever having scon the
and or finding If it had boon filed on.
: , nter the squatter filed a contest ou
"c declaratory claim , ho having built
a Bhanty on the land and lived on It
rom the day ho placed his filing
hereon , and to all intents and pur-
loses was making his homo there.
The contest was heard in duo time ,
ind the decision of the land office was
n favor of the squatter. Sllsbeo then
ind fifteen days in which to appeal
rom the decision , but lie did not oven
ake advantage of his rights In that
Mr. Burns declares that If Sllsbeo
las lost anything In the matter It has
been through the negligence of his
own attorneys , and that ho never nt-
emptcd to intimidate him in any
manner nor to use any Influence what
ever to deprive him of his rights In
trying to secure a claim. On his
return to Gregory , Mr. Burns states ,
10 will make a full and complete re
port to the general land offlco respect-
ng the incidents of this case. His
friends In this city do not give the
slghtest credence to the story.
ANOTHER MEXICAN REVOLT ?
New Party , Sore at Maderlsts , May
Cause Some Trouble.
Juarez , Mex. , May 23. Peace reigns
supreme In northern Mexico , where
news of the signing of a peace agree
nent has penetrated. The only dis
quieting reports of the day were pri
vate advices from Mexico City that
members of the "cientiflco" party , de
posed because of the Maderist agreement
ment , were talking of starting another
revolution against the latter. Trouble
: rom the clentiflcos , Is admitted here ,
; s expected , but whether or not it
will take the form of a revolution at
ter Madero assumes power Is npt clear.
It is not believed Mexican people
rally to another revolutionary move
ment for some time at least and the
opposition from the clentlflcos , It Is
believed , really is the nature of vigor
ous political activity.
The insurrecto troops may bo kept
at their various garrisons In Mexico
for a few months n readiness for trou
bio but no definite plans along that
have been formed by Senor Ma
dero. Ho Intends to see that the
guarantees are carried out by the in
stallatlon of good governors and his
Intention at present is to keep the
troops mobilized merely until complete
order is restored. Senor Madero and
his political chiefs discussed the make
up of the new cabinet which is to sur
round Senor De la Barra , the incom
Ing provisional president.
The most satisfying news to them
was the receipt of a message from
Ernesto Madero at Monterey , a bro
ther of Francisco Madero , sr. , saying
that he would accept the portfolio of
finance. The cabinet slate predicted
by the Associated Press recently still
Attacks of the Press Held Responsible
for Present Prosecution.
St Louis , Mo. , May 23. Charges
that the press had persecuted the lumto
her trade for the past five years and
that press and public are responsible
for the investigation of the lumber in
terests by the department of justice ,
were made by the several delegates to
the Lumber Trades congress.
The 'discussion was over an effort
made by E. F. Perry of New York
representing the National Wholesale
Lumber Dealers association , to have
articles XVI and XVII stricken from
the code of ethics which the congress
formulated for the trade at large
While he failed in this , a mild substi
tute was carried.
"We don't all agree with the gov
eminent , " Mr. Perry declared. "We
are not hero to restrict trade , bjit orM
some government officials seem to M
think we are , and I do not believe in ar
inviting trouble. " of
The sections of the code under fire
"It shall be the duty of the manu
fncturers and wholesalers to take an
active interest in the marketing o
their products through regular trade
"It is the sense of the congress tha
wide spread publicity bo given , for n
the purpose of making known Irre
sponsible , unethical and unscrupulous
manufacturers , wholesalers and deal
ers.A resolution was submitted by
George E. Merrill of Salt Lake City
Utah , to take the place of the art !
The new section reads :
"It should be realized by the lumbe
manufacturers and wholesalers tha
the retail distributors of lumber an
necessary factor In the trade and a is
useful servant of the public and a
such should be recognized at the
oglcnl channel through which to
nnrkot tholr productn. "
In the dlscuBulon bt'foro the vote , A.
! . GareiiB of Homer , Ln. , wild thu
iowHiiipur | hnvo "Insulted and at-
nckcd" thu lumber tiade , "In the mimt
Ho manner during the lust five years. "
FOR CHURCH COMBINE.
General Presbyterian Assembly Favors
Uniting With Reformed Church.
Atlantic City. N. J. . May 23. The
nnnlmoiis adoption of the report fav-
ring a union with thu Reformed
hurch ; a protest against the acceptor
nco by the government of the silver
orvlco for the battleship Utah on
vhlch appears an engraving of Brig-
am Young and the Mormon taborwo
tide ; the starting of a movement to
stnbllsh a fund of $0,000,000 to perlnt
lit a pension Increase for disabled
itnlstcrs and widows of ministers and
ho taking of testimony In the heresy
rial of the Rev. William 1) . Grant of
Northumberland , Pa. , wore among the
mportant happenings at the session
f the 123rd annual general assembly
f Presbyterian church.
Word of the adoption of the report
avorlng union with the Reformed
hurch was immediately wired to Caner
on , O. , where the general assembly
f that denomination ( s now in sos-
ion. Before the plan for union can
o put into effect it will have to bo
doptcd by the different presbyteries.
It was an Impossibility for Christ to
iavo stood on the pinnacle of the tern-
ilo nt Jerusalem and been tempted by
atan , " as related In the testament ,
vas ono of the statements attributed
o the Rev. William D. Grant nt the
icresy trial before the permanent Ju-
Dr. Grant Is charged with having
old the topmost pinnacle was entire-
y too small for anyone to stand upon ,
loinmcnclng on the death of Uzzlah
vho as told In the old tcstimcnt was
truck dead for daring to put his hand
n the ark of the covenant , Dr. Grant
s alleged to have said :
"This man Uzzlah must have had
ineurism of the heart or burst a blood
inn in his head. All Uzziah was
rylng to do was to prevent the sacred
irk from slipping from the wagon or
sledge on which it was being carried ,
ivldently the weight of the ark was
oo < much of a strain and the man drop
ped dead. "
peel Dr. Grant was also accused of having
old a member of his church that ho
ntended ' to "cast the devil out of the
Bible" by preaching a certain sermon.
MUST GO 75 MILES AN HOUR.
Otherwise , an Automobile Can't Enter
In 500-Mile Race.
Indianapolis , May 23. Examination
of cars entered in the 500-mllo race
to bo held at the Indianapolis speed'
way on Memorial day began today , un
der the supervision of Tom Edwards ,
chairman of the technical committee
of the American Automobile assoclaQt
.ion. Certificates are not to bo is
sued for the cars until after the elimi
nation trails , which are to bo held on
Friday , and n final examination on
the final day.
Cars of more than GOO cubic inches
ilston displacement are barred from
: ho race. Each of the forty-six en
trants must show a speed of nt least
seventy-five miles an hour at .the elimi
nation trials , or withdraw.
Babies Die From Heat.
Cleveland , O. , May 23. Because of
the high temperature , eight babies
died here , making twenty-four deaths
of babies In the last four days , attrlb-
utable to the heat One woman was
also fatally prostrated. There were
number of prostrations.
TAFT IS IN NEW YORK.
President Goes to Attend an Informa
Dinner and Make Speech.
Washington , May 23. President
Taft left early today for New York
accompanied by Senator Bacon ant
Secretary Hllles and Major Butt. Ho
will make an address this afternoon
at the dedication of the New York
public ' library.
A dinner tonight , he will be the
guest of J. W. Cadwallader. Attorney
iencral Wickershara also will bo pros
cnt , but the dinner will bo informal
The president will leave for Washing
ton at midnight. The attorney genera !
will be In the returning party.
TO SEVER PHILIPPINES.
Effort Will be Made In Coming Regu
lar Session of Congress.
Washington , May 23. Members of
the house are loading the committee
of foreign relations with provisions for
the neutrality and the ultimate Independence
pendenco of the Philippines.
While no action by congress is ex
pected at this session , a determined
effort will bo mndo in the regular ses
slon j to sever the Islands from the
United States possessions.
Ono of the several reasons advanced
or the subject Is by Representative
McCnll of Massachusetts , republican
and another by Representative Martin
' Colorado , n democrat.
Trainmen Re-elect Lee.
Harrlsburg , Pa , May 23. The Bro
therhood of Railroad Trainmen re
elected W. G. Lee of Cleveland , presi
dent by a vote of 579 to 1G9 for George
M. Sharkey of Del Rio , Tex. Th
name of A. A. Roe , Wichita , Kan. , wa lew
not ( presented. T. R. Dodge was re w
elected assistant to the president. The itn
count of votes for other officers wll ith
bo completed today. h
JURY DISAGREES OVER BOY.
Iowa Lad Who Shot and Killed HI SiT
Stepfather , Not Convicted. c
Davenport , la. , May 23. The Jur ; tl
the Randolph Brandenburg rnurde tltl
case failed to agree after a fifty-six tld tle
hour session and was dismissed at 1 d
o'clock last night Brandenburg , wh h
21 years old , shot and killed hi P
stepfather , Glaus Muenter , Februar I *
27 last , following a quarrel over th n
ultimo of the boy's mother ,
Thu trial tattled for moio than a
veek. It Is luiHHllilc thu boy will bo
tlvun another ttlnl lu the Juiiu torin.
A Fake Story Nailed.
Illuollehl , W. Vn. , May 1 ! ! . Inillg-
ant at the puhllt'iitlnn In rortaln
api'is of an nhtu > lutoly "faked" story
lint a man hud boon lynched to a
' hurch crtiHs huro nuvoial dn > n ago ,
Inyor Ktowors and Chief of Police
Rnln Belt Wns Bigger.
That Sumlny'B miignlllcunt rain ux-
nded further west than O'Neill and
urther imrtliwont than Iho Nelirnslui
Into line at Anokn , was reported In
" ho ' early dispatches received nt North-
. osturn railroad ht'iulquarturs In thin
Ity Monday morning , IB shown by
atur ruportn coming In. Dallas ro-
) ortH ! an Inch and a half of rain , and
H o docs AliiBWorth , no that the value
of the rain was oven greater than WIIB
" t first supposed.
A * very vital factor In the rain's
vorth was duo to thu way It fell ,
very < drop of moisture soaking Into
hu ground , none running off.
Monday aftornoon's rainfall in Nor-
oik was .15 of an inch , making 1.3C
or the Sunday and Monday rain.
Atkinson , Nub. , May 23. Atkinson
ad 1.20 Inches of rain.
AIiiBworth , Neb. , May 23. Sporlal
. o The NCWB : About nn Inch and u
alf of rain fell Sunday , Sunday night
Name Hawkins as Secretary.
A. W. Hawkins , traveling Balesinan
m the Bradley , Morrlnm and Smith
inplumeiit rompiuiy , was elected sec-
r etary ' of the Norfolk Commercial club
t a special meeting held lust night
Mr. ] Hawkins was one of about flf-
eeii applicants. For several months
lie club directors have been ndvertls-
ng all over the country for n man to
111 the place to which Mr. Hawkins
vas elected and answers cnnio from
veil recommended men in every part
f the country.
Mr. Hawkins has met with the dl-
colors on several occasions and they
eel that they have secured a capable
ecretary who will make good In do-
doting his tlmo exclusively to the
ipbiillding of Norfolk.
Mr. Hawkins was born at Leon , la. ,
an April 25 , 1879. His father WIIB a
iromlnent business man of Leon , bo
ng engaged in the dry goods and
Mr. Hawkins attended the Leon ,
nibllc schooln and at the age of 18
graduated from the Leon high school ,
mmedlately after graduating , ho wont
o Dlxon , 111. , where ho entered the
Jlxon Business college , graduating
rom that Institution when 20 years
old. After graduating he accepted a
losltlon In the office of the Klngman
inplemeiit : company at Omaha and a
year later resigned to take charge of
one of the office departments of the
Cudahy Packing company at South
Omaha. This position ho retained for
hrco years when he accepted a posi
tion with the David Bradley Imple
ment company. The firm Is now
cnown as the Bradley , Mcrriam and
Smith Implement company and Mr.
Hawkins has been the firm's top
.raveling salesman ever since. His
firm has written a letter recommend-
ng Mr. Hawkins very highly , and ex
pressing regret at losing him. Mr.
ilawkins ; , however , was anxious to get
'off the road. "
Mr. Hawkins came to Norfolk In De
cember , 1898 , and has since been mak-
. ng his home at B. T. Reid rooming
. . Mr. Hawkins IB now secretary of the
Northeast Nebraska Implement Deal
ers and Traveling Men's club. In all
the ; social meetings of this club Mr.
Hawkins has been selected the toastmaster -
master and his ability in that chair has
always been n feature of the meet
ings. Mr. Hawkins has held every
chair in the Order of Odd Fellows ands
s a leading member of the U. C. T %
Mr. Hawkins for the tlmebeing will
have his office in the Norfolk National
bank building , at the rear of the bank.
To Entertain Traveling Men.
Every business man in Norfolk is
urgently requested to attend the
smoker which will be given by the
Commercial club to the traveling men
of this city and the new secretary at
Marquardt hall next Saturday even-
Ing. The directors of the Commercial
club at their meeting authorized this
Invitation through The News and they
hope every man in Norfolk will bo
present. The new Ad club was also
invited to attend the smoker. C. J.
Fleming , chairman of the entertain
ment committee , reports arrange
ments are all complete to make the
smoker an interesting event The pro
gram for the evening will be announc
ed within a day or two.
It was an interesting session that
was held. Plans for the Commercial
club rooms in the new brick building
to be erected by G. L. Carlson will be
ready for occupancy within sixty days ,
It is expected. Announcement that
the Commercial club had secured per
manent quarters at a very nominal
rent has been received enthusiastical
ly by Norfolk business men , who ap
preciate the advertising value of this
move as well as its possibilities in
bringing the business men still closer
Acting Secretary C. C. Gow read a
letter from Mr. Evans of Kansas City ,
who will start a wholesale fruit house
In Norfolk , authorizing Mr. Gow to
rent a house for him and stated that
he and his family were leaving Kansas
City this week for Norfolk.
The election of A. W. Hawkins as
secretary of the club was unanimous.
The question of a temporary office
came up and L. P. Pasewalk offered
the directors' room of the Norfolk Na
tional bank with a desk and typewrit
er. The offer was accepted by the
directors with thanks. Mr. Hawkins
has gone to Omaha to close up some
personal matters and will be back In
Norfolk ready'for active work Friday