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TIIK NOUFOTjK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL. FRIDAY , MAY 2(5 ( , 1911.
Fisher's Maiden Speech.
Now York , Mny 21. Walter L. Fish-
or. tlio now aocrotnry of the Inturlor ,
delivered hlH itrat ollldul speech lioni
toilny ivt the meeting of the National
Fire Protective association. Secretary
FlKhcr'B HubjectVIIH "Flro Waste and
HH Remedy. " He declared that the
national government was trying to reduce -
duce this IOHS by requiring fireproof
material In the construction of Its
buildings and making experiments to
ascertain the bust material to UHO.
Discuss Plans for Peace.
Mohonk Lake , N. Y. , May 24. At
the opening today of the suvontoonth
annual meeting of Lake Mohonk con
ference of International arbitration ,
President Nicolas Murray Duller of
Columbia university , presiding officer
of the conference , for the first time
made public the plans of the Carnegie
endowment for International peace.
Ho announced the scheme of opera
tion. The names of appointees and an
outline of the work followed.
DIAZ TO RESIGN THURSDAY.
Mexico City , May 24. It Is officially
announced that President Diaz and
Vice President Corral will not resign
today , but that their resignations will
bo tendered to the house of deputies
The Presbyterian Aid society will
meet with Mrs. Vogt tomorrow after
noon at 2 o'clock.
Tomorrow being Ascension day , ser
vices will bo hold In the St. Johannes
Lutheran church at 8 p. in.
O. E. Schroldor , a Northwestern em
ploye , has moved from Alnsworth.
Nub. , to 504 South Fifth street.
With the permission of the city
council , E. E. Truolock , the present
substitute lire driver , will continue In
that capacity , according to John Rico ,
who was tlio successful bidder for the
contract. Mr. TruolocU has made good
as a driver and has made many
friends among the firemen. Mr. Rico
declares ho will purchase a new team
of horses for the work and with Mr.
Truelock as the driver , the city should
get first class service.
The game scheduled between Elgin
and Norfolk , which was postponed last
Sunday on account of rain , will be
played here on June 7. The next game
scheduled hero will bo played between
Norfolk and Madison next Sunday.
Creighton comes hero for a game on
June 4 ; Pierce , June 11 , and the cham
pion amateur team of Iowa , from the
town of Whiting , is scheduled to play
here on Juno 13. Among the feature
games of the season will bo that be
tween Norfolk and the Mechanics
team of North St. Paul , Minn. , on June
Norfolk lodge No. 97 A. O. U. W. Is
preparing for two public meetings
that promise more than usual Inter
est. On June 13 at the lodge hall all
members and their families and all
candidates and their families will be
entertained at a public meeting for
which extensive plans are being made ,
and within a short time it is hoped
that Grand Master Workman Walling
will be able to give the local lodge an
evening. Upon this occasion the plan
is to hold a public meeting in the Au
ditorium to be addressed by Mr. Wall
Ing , who is one of the most interest
ing public speakers in the state. E
F. Masten , master workman of the
Norfolk lodge , has charge of the prop
Twenty Norfolk boy scouts under
the direct charge of Scout Masters A
O. Hazen and Cleo Lederer , scoutet
the territory' around the Union Pacific
bridge , south of the city. Swimming
instructions were given to the yount
scouts and afterward tracking Instruc
tions. Two scouts , furnlsbed with con
fettl , were started out ten minutes In
advance of the main body of scouts
At intervals the paper was thrown
along the ground and when It had al
been distributed the two pursued
scouts concealed themselves. The )
were captured. The scouts have or
dcred their uniforms and It Is expect
ed that these will arrive within a few
days. Scout Master Hazen report ,
that the scouts will make their flrs
public appearance in this city on Me
morial day , when they will participate
in the parade.
Everyone turns out to see a clrcu
parade , and the crowds that gather t (
watch the grand spectacular parad
given by the Campbell Brothers blj
consolidated shows when they exhlbl
in Norfolk on Saturday , May 27 , wil
witness one that Is unexcelled any
Horses are always a leading featun
with every circus , and Campbell Brotli
ers have spent years In raising am
training.their hundreds and hundred
of tine horses that are exhibited botl
in the free street parade , and In th <
various ways under tjie big top.
The horses are attractive , but w
must not fall to mention their riders
scores and scores of really beautlfu
women , gaily and magnificently cos
turned and all exhibiting dlfferen
feats of horsemanship and dariiu
Then , there are the almost ungoven
able horses and bronchos that ar
mounted by cowboys , and the troop c
Russian Cossacks , whoso service
Campbell Brothers have secured d
reel from the steppes of Russia , a
enormous expense , and who are ft
mous the world over for porformln
the most wonderful and reckless feat
on horseback with their horses goln
at full speed. Don't fail to see thorn
also many other features.too numoi
ous to mention that are always a pai
of every circus , as groups of beautlfi
women posed as various characters o
the huge glittering wagons , bands c
music and clowns , to say nothing e
the valuable menagerie that Is carrle
wltli these shows.
Army Life Not All Joy.
Soldiers at Fort Sam Houston , Tex
know as little about war and the si
uatlon in Moxlco as do Norfolk clt
zens , says Fritz Asmus , who recentl
eturnod from a two weeks' vacation
n Texan. Mr. Aaimia In one of the
ergoants of the local national guard
ompany and while In the south spent
overal days visiting with Sergeant
ohn ErlckHon , Company H , Thlr-
couth Infantry , who was detailed from
ho regular army to the Norfolk com-
iany at the maneuvers at Fort Rllcy ,
Rains have boon very general at San
\ntonlo , says Sergeant Asmus , and
ho soldiers are disgusted with the reg-
liar drilling on the muddy drill
rounds. They arc anxiously awaiting
mlers to go back to their barracks.
he maneuvering grounds arc twenty-
wo miles from Fort Sam Houston and
ho troops are marched the entire dls-
anco each week In heavy inarching
rdor , experiencing hardship. Uncom-
ortablo stooping In the little dog tents
s not at all appreciated.
Every day there arrive at the fort
nany recruits who , after a few days
of "rookie" life , scorn to have lost all
ntorost In the army.
There are 13,000 soldiers encamped
near San Antonio and It costs Undo
Sam n quarter of a million dollars
iach month for salaries. Every cent
of this money Is spent in San Antonio
and the congregation of the troops
icar that city has been a great thing
or the merchants of the placo.
While at the fort , Sergeant Asmus
witnessed the review before the gov
ernor of Texas. During this review
hreo regiments marched before the
state executive , while the artillery
Ired seventeen guns. There are four
airships In the signal corps and Ser
geant Asmus witnessed several suc
cessful ( lights. *
PLANS FOR THE SMOKER.
Chairman Fleming Has Completed Arrangements -
rangements for Saturday Night.
C. J. Fleming , chairman of the on-
ertalnment committee of the Com-
norclal club , reports all arrangements
or the smoker and social meeting tote
to given the traveling men by the club
n Marquardt hall Saturday evening
mve been completed. A sub-commlt-
.00 . to be known as the refreshment
committee has been named by Mr.
Fleming and this latter committee has
reported that all is In readiness for
the luncheon which will precede the
Among the speakers of the evening
vill be S. F. Ersktne , "What I Saw at
Grand Island" ; C. H. Taylor , "Forty
Years On the Road" ; C. L. Chaffee ,
'U. C. T.'ism" ; A. Randklev , John R.
Hays and A. W. Hawkins , the new sec
retary of the Commercial club.
How Letters Often Miss It.
Absendmlnded senders of letters , es
pecially those who forget to affix the
: > roper address or no address what
ever , are to blame if they find that
there Is no answer to their letters and
eventually correspondence stops be-
; ween them and some dear friend.
This kind of mall at the local post-
ofllce has been very light this week ,
but in the batch are seven postal cards
without any stamps postal cards with
the pretty gilded trimmings ; a letter
to 109 North Islah street , SouHi Da
kota ; one from Norfolk to no one at
all and another with a very plain
printed address , probably with money
enclosed , but without any stamp or
any signs of the sender's Identity. All
these letters will be forwarded to the
dead letter office at Washington to
day by Postmaster John R. Hays.
Mr. Hays only last week sent a num
ber of letters to the dead letter office
without any addresses. In one of these
letters was enclosed a $100 money or
der ; in another a $5 bill.
The letter with the money order
was opened at the dead letter office
and had It not been for the money
order , its sender would never have
heard from it again. The letter was
written to "Dear " and signed
with one name. The letter was sent
back to this city and the postmaster
found its owner , whose only explana
tion was "how funny. "
Many times letters are returned tc
Norfolk from the dead letter ofllce
with photographs enclosed. The pho
tographer is put on the trail and the
sender Is found that way at Uncle
A record of each letter sent in this
manner is kept at the local office and
at the dead letter office. The returr
stamps and all expenses attached tc
the forwarding and reforwardlng an
paid by Uncle Sam.
There Is much responsibility attach
ed to the sending of unaddressed let
ters , especially those in which monej
Is enclosed. In the case of the formei
mentioned South Dakota letter Post
master Hays refrained from sendln ;
the letter to the dead letter ofllce un
til he had assured himself that then
was but one Islah street in the Unitet
States and that was In Los Angeles
Cal. He also discovered , however
that there was no such number as 10 !
on that street in Los Angeles , tin
numbers there beginning in the 90' '
A Cripple , Aged 70 , in Pitiful Plight.
Crippled with rheumatism and deserted
sorted by his fellow horse traders , i
70-year-old man is stranded near thl
city because one of his feeble animal
had died and another one , purchase
for $4 by the friends who desertei
him , is too old and feeble to bo of an ;
The traders arrived in the city Moi
day morning from parts unknowr
The old man with his covered wage :
and two exhausted horses reached
point about three miles cast of th
city when one of the animals dice
The other two wagons continued t
the city and Monday night they wer
ordered out of town because the occi
pants were drunk and disorderly.
They camped near whore the ol
trader was stranded and decided t
buy him another horse. Four of th
men "chipped in" a dollar each an
the steed was purchased.
In the meantime farmers made con
plaint against the dead animal in th
public highway and Constable Finl
house visited the old man , who crlei
plteoimly not to bo arrested. Ho da-
clarcd n colored man of this cityhi.d
promised to coma out Tuesday morn
ing to bury the animal , Ho had In
Ills treasury but G5 cents , and this ho
offered the constable. The colored
man failed to make his appcaranco
and Tuesday night Constable Fink-
house burled the animal.
His second visit to the old man
found the latter In better spirits , but
the trader was doubtful whether his
new horse could do the required work.
"My friends deserted mo. They
wore drunk and had some trouble
here , " he said. "They each 'chipped
In' and bought mo this horse , and then
went away. I don't know where they
have gone. They are no relatives of
mine. Some women wore hero and
there was some lighting. A young
man from the city was hit ever the
"You belong at the poor farm , " said
the constable to the shaking trader.
"No , I will never go there * I want
to be a frco man , " the trader said.
MUST BRAND NET WEIGHT.
State of Nebraska Wins Four Out of
Five Pure Food Cases.
Lincoln , May 23. In the supreme
court , the state won today four out of
five pure food cases brought to test
the net weight clause of the food and
drug act passed by the legislature of
1909. The suits to compel branding
the not weight on biscuit and lard
packages were won and the judges
reversed the decision In regard to cot
toleno on account of a defect in the
statute. The curatlvo act was passed
by the last legislature. Deputy Attor
ney General Aycrs and assistant At
torney General Edgorton , conducted
the cases for the state.
A Record Breaking Sale of Lots Here.
Norfolk is a coming town , accord
ing to the faith of people living In ter
ritory tributary to this city.
Every one of the 220 lots placed on
sale last Friday in Homestead addi
tion to Norfolk by an Omaha real es
tate firm has been sold , most of them
to people living in the territory trib
utary to Norfolk.
This is the quickest lot sale ever
conducted by the Omaha real estate
company which platted the addition.
Never before have they cleaned out an
addition within three days in any city
in which they have operated. They
could have sold more lots In Norfolk
if they had owned them.
The fact that the biggest sales were
made to out-of-town shows
- - people the
tremendous faith in the future of this
city entertained by people throughout
the northwest. A. L. Root of the real
estate firm said it also showed the
tremendous pulling power of Dally
News advertising as the outside ter
ritory was reached only through this
papV. This Is the first instance in
which the company has been able to
trace infinitely greater results to
newspaper publicity than to their own
The Omaha real estate company
which laid out this addition had faith
in Norfolk the moment the general
manager , N. P. Dodge , came to town
to investigate , and their record break
Ing sale has more than justified theli
confidence in this city. They picked
out Norfolk as one of seven cities foi
heir Investment this year. In select
ng these seven they investigated
every town of 5,000 or over in the
Mississippi valley. Mr. Dodge thinks
s'orfolk Is one of the coming cities ol
the west. As ho sees it , two of the
greatest needs of the city at this time
are a street car line and more hole !
DORSEY UNDER KNIFE.
Former Fremonter Loses Leg Belov
Fremont , Neb. , May 24. Hon. Gee
W. E. Dorsey , formerly a prominent
resident of Fremont , went under th <
surgeon's knife at his home in Sal
Lake City Monday afternoon at (
o'clock and had one of his limbs am
iiitated below the knee.
DIAZ TO RESIGN TODAY.
Madero Is Just Beginning to Learn Ex
tent of Revolution.
Juarez , Mex. , May 24. Confldentla
advices to the revolutionists hero nr <
to the effect that the resignation o
President Diaz will be presented t
the Mexican congress today. It I
not expected that it will be acceptei
before Saturday or a week. Franclso
I. Madero , jr. , the rebel leader , is no
planning to start for Mexico City be
fore Sunday. News of the tenderln ;
of Vice President Corral's reslgnatlo
was received here today.
Senor Madero is just beginning t
realize the strength of "the revolutloi
ary movement which ho created. <
constant stream of telegrams hav
been pouring In at his headquarter
within the last few days congratula
Ing him on his success and of the rei
olutlon and his men. As the telegram
are from all parts of Mexico , includln
the southern and central sections , it 1
becoming more and more apparer
here that Madero need fear little froi
a counter revolutionary movemon
Such talk again was In the air toda :
coupled with rumors of plots by th
"clentlflco" element in Mexico Clt
and the promiscuous use of money t
accomplish Madero's downfall and th
possibility of mishap to the Mador
train when it starts southward. Som
of Madero's friends think ho shoul
take at least 200 armed men aloni
but the rebel leader himself scoffs i
the idea , saying ho will have but
civilian escort. It is quite probnbl
however , that a pilot locomotive wl
venture a kilometer or two ahead c
the train to scout for dynamite boml
or other Impediments.
A New Paper In China.
San Francisco , May 24. A niimbc
of American newspaper men heade
by W. Wilfrid Flelshor , sailed toda
for Shanghai where they will establls
the China News , a dally nowspapc
to bo published in behalf of the Em
lull and Chinese. This will bo the
ilrst English paper to cater to the gen
eral Chinese public
Walter Hemenway of Orchard vis
ited friends in Ewing Sunday.
The John Uorlgan company bought
a carload of hogs from J. L. Roll and
shipped them Sunday night.
P. M. Conger shipped hogs to the
Omaha market Tuesday night.
While excavating and grading the
road leading down the cemetery hill
last Saturday , workmen unearthed a
skeleton about thirty feet west of the
cemetery fence and a few feet north
of the main road. Only a view of the
head with some loose hair lying
around could be obtained as the work
men ceased operations on making the
ghastly discovery. The skeleton Is
supposed to bo that of a negro who
died hero about twenty-seven years
ago before the cemetery was fenced ,
and was burled by mistake at the
point where his skeleton was found.
George Burch , on the Graver Bros.
ranch , sheared 430 sheep In four days.
His average shear Is 100 per day.
A flro early Sunday morning almost
destroyed the homo of Frank Huble ,
living on a ranch near Bliss. His
household goods also wore nearly all
destroyed. The loss is estimated at
$1,400 , insurance $ GOO. W. H. Graver ,
adjuster for the Insurance company ,
viewed the loss Monday and paid Mr.
Huble a check for the full amount.
John May , with his wife and grand
son , visited at Creighton from Friday
Between fifty and sixty young people
ple were confirmed In the Catholic
Mrs. Josepha Shober went on a vlsh
to the home of her daughter , Mrs. Lee ,
at Plainvlew Sunday. Her son , Jos.
Shober , accompanied her to Norfolk.
Huffman & Seymour loaded a car of
hogs from their Delolt ranch Monday
Mrs. M. T. Sanders and Mrs. Arthur
Splttler arrived home Saturday after
a pleasant visit with relatives at Rush-
A. L. Miller of Neligh is putting
down hydraulic wells for L. D. Mont
gomery , Lester Stringfield and Henry
Mrs. William Wheeler and mother ,
Mrs. W. H. Stringfleld , were at Neligh
Miss Marguerite Haneman was
down from O'Neill Sunday visiting
her grandparents , Mr. and Mrs. George
D. A. Huston transacted business at
Chambers and O'Neill last Friday and
Prof. Hutching , with Misses Joslo
Sanders and Nona Jennings , assisted
the county superintendent at O'Neill
Saturday to correct eighth , grade ex
Miss Mae Lydon Is visiting a few
days with Mr. and Mrs. Faye Stevens
at Elgin this week.
Miss Fanny Brenton of Neligh Is
spending a week with her sister , Mrs.
Mrs. Monahan came down from
O'Neill Friday to visit with her
nephew , Thos. J. Loob.
Miss Bonnie Osborne finished her
School In the A. W. Good district and
left for her home at Atkinson Friday.
Mrs. P. M. Conger arrived home
Saturday from Lincoln and other east
The high school spent a pleasant
afternoon Friday at the Yellow" Banks ,
: ast of town , while the grammar room
enjoyed an outing at Slevers lake.
Miss Alice Sanders was home a few
days from Elgin , whore she is attend-
Mrs. Lester Stringfield and children
ITQ home again from Geneva.
D. D. Brunson left for Canada Sat
urday morning on a business trip.
The baccalaureate sermon delivered
by Rev. R. E. Lackey at the U. P.
hurch Sunday night was listened to
by a good audience , despite the dis
agreeable night. The discourse con
fined many fine points and seemed
to be highly appreciated by the grad
Madfson High School Graduates.
Madison , Neb. , May 4. Special to
The News : The graduating exercises
of the Madison high school took place
at the opera house last evening. The
class consisted of ten boys and six
girls : George M. Darlington , Ernest
W. Moehnert , Erza Christian , Earl J
Meyer , Howard S. Smith , Elmer W
Farlin , Victor V. Gillespie , John F
Bates , Joe L. Weinberger , Melvin M
Garrett , Gertrude Horst , Vera Horst
Opal Planck , Annie Josephine Giltner
Zora Elizabeth Warrick , Phoebe Wills
McFetters. Of these thirteen finlshet
the normal training and received nor
mal certificates presented by Countj
Superintendent N. A. Housel.
The opera house was jammed will
the patrons of the school and friends
of the class. The program oponec
with a number by the high school cho
rus , followed by the Invocation by Rev
F. M. Drullner.
Ernest W. Moehnert sang "In th <
Deep Cold Sea , " and Earl J. Moye
then followed with the salutatory.
"Foot Prints of
sonted by Vera Horst ; "Forestry ii
the United States , " by Elmer W. Far
Un ; "The Advancement of Education
by Anna Josephine Giltner ; "Tho De
velopment of the West" by Melvin M
Garrett ; George M. Darlington gav
the valedictory. A solo by Miss Beai
rice Clark and a number by the big
school girls octet and' "Merry June
by the Mendelssohn club complete
the musical portion of the program.
Supt. W. T. Stockdale in a short bu
effective and forcible speech reviewe
the work of the class during the las
two years , during which time ho ha
been in charge of the schools and pre
sented the class to the board of edi
cation. President S. C. Blackman , o
behalf of the board of education , afte
a few appropriate remarks presente
It is of no reflection on any proviou
class to state that the class of 1911 (
many respects Is the strongest eve
graduated from the Madison big
chool , and certainly does credit to
10 high school faculty and Supt.
Big Ship In a Bad Way. N
Roches Point , Ireland , May 21. The
unard line steamer Ivernla , from Uos-
on , May 10 , for Queenstown and
.ilvorponl , passed Into Queonstown
mrbor today with a heavy list to
larboard and down by the bows.
Queonstown , May 24 , On reaching
10 Inner harbor here today , the Gu
ard liner Ivornla was beached on
10 eastern bank of Klnloch channel ,
'cndcrs ' arc standing by the vessel for
ic purpose of rendering any assis-
anco that may bo necessary.
SOLD OUT UNCLE SAM ?
( seal Agent Charged With Accepting
Pay From Another Government.
Washington , May 24. Charges that
) r. Jacob II. Hollander , fiscal agent
f the United States , in straightening
ut tlio tangled financial affairs of San
Jomlngo , had accepted money from
oth governments , although In the pay
f the United States , wore received
n the house committee on state do-
artmcnts. Dr. Hollander received
40,000 from this government for his
orvlces and is said to have accepted
100,000 from the Dominican govern-
lent without the knowledge of the
Thomas C. Dawson , former Amerl-
an minister of San Domingo , told the
ommltteo that ho did not have per-
onal knowledge that Hollander had
ccelvod $100,000 , although it was
onerally understood such was the
ase. Dr. Hollander has been sum-
loned by the committee to appear
So Kansas City Gets It.
Kansas City , May 2i. The annual
looting of the Trans-Mississippi Com-
nerclnl congress , set for September
ext , will be held In Kansas City in-
toad of Oklahoma City , the place
riglnally decided upon. This was
ractically decided upon today when
lie executive committee of the con-
ress hero to make arrangements for
ho gathering. Oklahoma City declln-
d to raise the funds necessary and
ho Kansas City Commercial club for-
: ially invited the congress to meet
ere. Four governors , Herbert S.
Bradley of Missouri , John F. Shafroth
f Colorado , W. R. Stubbs of Kansas ,
nd Lee Cruco of Oklahoma and an
x-governor , D. R. Francis of St. Louis ,
ttended today's meeting.
Lumbermen Talk Reciprocity.
Chicago , May 24. Reciprocity is
Ikely to play a leading part in the
eliberatlons of the National Lumber
lanufacturcrs association which open-
d u two-days' session today.
Taft Bs.ck . in Washington.
Washington , May 24. President Taft
iccompanied by Attorney General
VIckersliam returned from New York
A Buffalo Bill Train Wrecked.
Lowell , Mass. , May 24. A section
of the Buffalo Bill wild west train was
wrecked about eight miles outside of
his city early today. Four men were
njured. AH of the injured will re
Mrs. Henry Englebertz.
Lindsay , Neb. , May 23. Special to
The News : Mrs. Henry Englebertz
was buried at the St. Bernard Cath-
ollc cemetery on Saturday. She was
one of the earlier settlers here , hav.
ng this spring moved to the old Mau
rer place , ten miles northeast of here ,
THEY WON'T TESTIFY.
Ohio State Senate Committee Can't
Get Any Evidence , It Seems.
Columbus , O. , May 24. The state
senate's committee named to invest !
ate charges of bribery In the leglsla
ture which delayed Its proceedings
until after the grand jury had made
its final report prior to adjournment
of the assembly , took up its inquirj
but made no headway because wit
nesses summoned refused to testify.
Three newspaper men and Charles
J. Bretzman , former president of the
Columbus chamber of commerce , de
clined to take the oath as witnesses
After several hours' deliberation , the
committee swore out warrants for tht
arrest of Mr. Bretzman and E. E. Cook
editor of the Columbus Citizen , undei
a comparatively new statute upon the
validity of which the courts have no
passed , providing a fine of $100 t <
$5,000 for failure to give testimony be
fore legislative committees.
Darrow on the Coast.
San Francisco , May 24. Clarence A
Darrow of Chicago , retained by the In
ternational Organization of Structura
Iron Workers of America to defeni
J. J. McNamara and his brother J. B
McNamara , arrived hero last nigh
and went Into immediate confercnci
with local labor leaders. Mr. Darrov
refused to discuss the dynamltlni
cases , or to outline the plans for thi
defense , declaring his knowledge o
the case was confined to statement
published In the newspapers. Ho li
dlcated , however , that the preparatloi
of the defense possibly would prove ;
lengthy task. Mr. Darrow expects t
leave for Los Angeles Thursday.
MacVeagh In Kansas City.
Kansas City , May 24. Frankll
MacVeagh , secretary of the treasur :
arrived hero this morning and tonigli
will address the Missouri and Kansa
bankers' convention Jn conventio
hall. His subject will bo "Bankln
and Currency Reform. " More Urn
1,000 b , ankers from Missouri and Kai
sas were in attendance when the coi
vontlon met today.
Fire Around Gasoline Tank.
Now York , May 24. A $150,00
flro with a big tank full of gasolln
in the middle of It kept firemen bus
for several hours here today. Th
gasoline did not explode , howovei
The flames destroyed a lumber yarc
burned out the roar of four apart
ment houses and coimumcd ( Ivo smal
ler wooden buildings.
Tried to Buy Hlm7
A sensational charge of attempted
bribery In the city council , with ref
erence to the proposed amendment of
the saloon ordinance to Increase the
number of saloons to eight , Instead of
seven , was made at the council mootIng -
Ing last night by Councilman M H.
"This Is the first time anybody has
tried to buy my vote , " Mr. Kauffman
declared. "Two of my friends were
offered ' $50 to got my vote ; another
friend was sent to me , who had been
offered $100. There Is no use men
tioning names. This Is quite serious ,
Votes Bought at Election ?
"Yes , it is serious , Mr. Kauffman , "
said Mayor Friday , "but not as serious
as other vote buying. There was very
frequent vote buying at the last elec
tion and that la also very serious. "
"Well , " said Councilman Koerber
from the Fourth ward , "no one has
tried to buy me. "
"Mo cither , " said Councilman Lar-
kin. And "mo either , " said Council
"Maybe I am bettor looking than
any of you fellows , " said Mr. Kauff
"Breaks Faith With Saloons. "
"If seems very funny to mo that
this amendment Is brought up at this
time. I don't think that the council is
keeping faith witli the people. The
council was elected under conditions
that they leave the present ordinance
alone. The saloon men paid their
$1,200 In good faith and they worked
hard at the last election and the coun
cil should keep their word with them. "
Hero Mayor Friday interposed , sayIng -
Ing that the question was never men
tioned In the last election.
"Mr. Mayor , it was mentioned , " ex
claimed Councilman Kauffman. "You
mentioned It yourself in a published
statement on March 2. "
The councilman then displayed a
printed statement by the mayor in
which Mr. Friday said that he had no
desire to amend the present saloon
Mayor Not Behind the Move.
"There , Mr. Mayor , " said Council
man Kauffman , after reading the
statement. "That statement is above
your own name. "
"That's very true , " said the mayor ,
"and I ain't doing it. "
The mayor then called a vote on
the amendment , which was passed for
the first reading , with Amerlne and
Knuff man/voting against it and Ver-
1 ges , Winter , Larkin , Fueslor and Koer
ber voting for it.
The ordinance must pass two more
readings before it Is made a law.
The council took no official action
with regard to Mr. Kauffman's
| Councilman Verges , who voted for
; the amendment after some hesitation ,
declared Tuesday that If Councilman
Kauffmau bad mentioned names In
connection with the alleged attempted
bribery , he would have voted against
When informed of this , Councilman
Kauffman declared :
"If they force me to It , I will men
tion the names. "
May 22 , 1911. Council met in ad
journed regular session at 8:45 : p. m. ,
Mayor Friday presiding. Present ,
Verges , Winter , Kauffman , Larkin ,
Amerlne , Fuesler , Koerber. Absent ,
Moved by Winter , seconded by Ver
ges , that council open bids for city
Printing committee reported The
Norfolk Daily News the lowest bidder.
Moved by Fiiesler , seconded by Am
erlne , that the bid of The News bo
accepted and The Norfolk Dally News
be designated the official paper , pro
viding that the council proceedings
be published free. Ayes , Verges ,
Kauffman , Larkin , Amerlne , Fuesler ,
Koerber. Nays , Winter. Carried.
Moved by Fuesler , seconded by Win
ter , that the street and alley commit
tee be given power to act in the ditch
matter on Prairie avenue and First
A communication from the state
health committee was read and on
A petition for a walk on the north
side of Braasch avenue from First
street to Fourth street was read ,
Moved by Kauffman , seconded by
Koerber , that the petition be granted
and walks be ordered In. Carried on
Moved by Kauffman , seconded b >
Amorlno that bids for fire driver be
opened. Carried. J. Rico was the
only bidder , his bid being for $1,60C
per year. Moved by Larkin , seconded
by Winter , that the bid of J. Rice foi
fire driver at salary of $1,600 per yeai
be accepted and a contract drawn
Ayes , Winter , Verges , Larkin , Amor
1 , ine , Fuesler , Koorber. Nays , Kauff
Ordinance No. 3G5 being an ordln
t'ance ' to amend saloon ordinance No
; I 31CA. was road the first time. Movei
' . by Fuesler. seconded by Winter thai
'f ' I ordinance No. 365 pass its first read
' i ing. Ayes , Verges , Winter , Larkin
3 Fueslor , Koerber. Nays , Kauffman
Ordinance No. 366 , being an ordln
anco regulating house movers , wai
taken up and read the first time
Moved by Kauffman , seconded b ;
Winter , that ordinance No. 3GG pasi
Its first reading and rules bo suspend
ed and ordinance No. 366 be read thi
second time. Carried on full vote
Ordinance No. 366 read second time
Moved by Kauffman , seconded by Winter
tor , that the rules requiring the read
ing of ordinances on three separati
days be suspended and ordinance Nc
366 bo read the third time. Carrlei
on full vote. Ordinance No. 3G6 reai
the third time. Moved by Kauffman
seconded by Larkin , that ordlnanci
No. 366 bo passed and approved a
read. Ayes , Verges , Winter , Kaufi
man , Larkin , Amerlne , Fuesler , Koei
her. Nays , none. Carried.
Moved by Kauffman , seconded b ;
Winter , that the public works com
mltteo and property owners' commll
too , with contractor , make another In
vestlgallon of the concrete base of th
pavement , starting at the driveway o
the Norfolk Lumber company east a
far as they deem necessary , and re
inrt at next mooting. Carried.
Moved by KmilTmim. wounded by
\ourhor , that the Ktroot and alloy
ommlltoo and city onglnoor have
lower to act In giving grade for walks
in the corner of Fourth street. Car-
Moved by Koorbor , Hooondod by
'orgos , that council adjourn until
Vodnosday ovonlng , May 2 , 1911 , at
p. m. Ayes , Verges , Wlntor , Larklu ,
\morlno. Fuoslor , Koorbor. Nays ,
Ciuiffinnii. Carried. Adjourned at
2:2fi : n. m. John Friday.
Attest : Mayor.
I-M Hartor , City Clork.
Nlobrara , Nob. , May 23. Special to
1'ho News : Tlio annual commence-
nont exorcises of the Nlobrara schools
voro hold on Friday ovonlng , the 19th ,
nst. , In the V. C. B. J. hall. The
graduates were Blanche Clark , Marie
lolan , Howard Palon , Sophia Njppoll ,
lonry Nell and Karla Reid , Theeo
oung people had orations which were
veil written and given with good < !
Ivory. Their subjects were as foi-
ows : "Big Smoke , Llttlo Flro , " "Wo-
nan Suffrage , " "Tho Orator and Th
ross , " "Hitch Your Wagon to a
Star , " "Our Government , " and "Night
Irlngs Out The Stars. " The opening
narch was played by Mrs. C. C. Whip-
Ic , tiio Invocation pronounced by
lov. M. Flllpl. Tlio Messrs. aillham ,
McCormlck , Shultz , McCormlck , Nip-
jell and Rev. Mr. Brown rendered two
ocal numbers and a ladles' trio com-
uiflcd of MuHdumcH Gllllmm , C. C.
Vhlpple and Miss Marshall gave two
lumbers. Miss Nelson was the ao-
ompanlst. The diplomas were pro
cnted by C. W. Domol , principal of
ho schools. The benediction pro-
lounced by Rev. M. J. Brown closed
ho ovoning's exercises , which were
tp to the usual standard.
The annual banquet of the alumni
lasoclatlon was hold immediately foi-
owing the graduating exercises In
lie same hall. About seventy-five
ncmbcrs and guests surrounded the
Kinquct board. C. W. Domol presided
as toastmastor. Toasts were given by
Miss Cora Ewing , president of the as
sociation , class of ' 09 ; Miss Sophie
Nippoll , class of ' 11 ; Mrs. Elslo Me-
Jormick , class of ' 91 ; Ralph Longer ,
lass -of " 10 , and several responded
vlth impromptu speeches. Instru-
uental music by Miss Nelson , a vocal
solo by Miss Rock , a violin solo by
C. Marshall , accompanist , Miss
Draper ; a pantomime by six school
children , and the singing of the alum-
ii song , the words of which were writ-
en by Mrs. George W. Chambers ,
slass of ' 93 , closed the program.
A fine rain which was greatly need
ed visited tills vicinity Sunday night.
A Challenge from O'Neill.
O'Neill , Neb. . May 23. Sporting Ed-
tor , The News : Wo , the undersigned ,
vlsh to challenge Bernard ( "Gun-
> oat" ) McCafferty witli .Ilmmlo Kane ,
larence Zink or any other light-
veight in the middle west , for a side
> ct of $500 or more ; to fight any
> lace or at any time.
Gene Kane , Trainer.
Lindsay's Bargain Day.
Lindsay , Neb. , May 23. Special to
The News : Lindsay's bargain day
vas a success in every way. It drew
bigger crowd to Lindsay on Satur
day than had ever before boon seen
on the streets better than a Fourth
of July celebration. The crowds came
torn far and near. The free moving
picture show In the afternoon played
o a full house , notwithstanding the
mscball game , drawing a crowd of.
over 300 people. The game was be
tween Lindsay and the Genoa Indians ,
: he score resulting in favor of Lind
say , 7 to 0. The game was well play
ed excepting for errors In the first in
ning which resulted in two extra runs
for Lindsay. A couple of poor plays
on the part of the Indians in the third
iopt them from scoring. The score :
Genoa 00000000 0 0
Lindsay 40300000 * 7
Batteries : Genoa , Johnson , Smith
and Staples ; Lindsay , Herman anu
Atkinson , Neb. , May 23. Special to
The News : On Friday afternoon ,
May 19 , Atkinson high school defeat
ed Stuart high school on the Stuart
grounds by the score of 10 to 2.
Summary Batteries : Dickcrson ,
Mllnnr and Raymer for Atkinson ; Ahl-
man and Stuart for Stuart. Umpire ,
Atkinson high school defeated a
"plugged" high school team from Emmett -
mett on the Atkinson grounds Satur
day afternoon , May 20 , by a score of
8 to 17. There was heavy betting on
both sides and about $200 changed
hands. There was lots of Emmett
money in sight at first , but Atkinson
soon replaced this. Summary Bat
teries : Atkinson , Mllnar and Ray
mer ; Emmett , O'Donnell , Trocynskl
Roberts for Comptroller ?
Washington , May 23. George E.
Roberts of Iowa now director of the
mint , may bo made comptroller of the
qurrency. Comptroller Murray will
resign shortly to take a position with
a Plttsburg bank. Secretary Mao
Veagh wants Mr. Roberts named.
Several other candidates are seeking
It is believed by many that Mr. Rob
erts Is likely to bo promoted to comp
troller and then to a cabinet place
when Mr. MacVeagh stops out.
FOR HEADLIGHT LAW VOTE.
Referendum Petition Filed with the
Secretary of State.
Pierre , S. D. , May 23. The first
referendum petition to got to the sec
retary of state Is the ono which car
ried tlio headlight law to the people
for a vote. The petition arrived and
contains about 15,000 names.
The people who wish to refer the
Immigration department law are re \
ported to bo getting busy and may got
enough names to refer that law.
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