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HOW LUMDEFl PRICES GO.
Knns.ia City Lumberman , on Stand ,
Tells About Prlcellsts.
Jofforann City , Mo. , Juno 29. Testi
mony of John II.Vlilto of Kauris ( 'lt\
In the state's ouslcr null nx-iln t luir.-
licr companies aliened to bo in a tniHt ,
illHcloKLMl tlio fact Hint White's oun
companies hail boon Investigated by
three exports fur the depart incut of
eommon-o and labor.
Tlio claim ninilo by the Kansas City
lutnhornian that his InvostmouU > ro
not earning him 5 percent was dis-
liuted by the government exports who ,
hu Htiltl , tohl him his estimate i'f pto <
fits was too low.
This testimony was given after letters -
tors wrlltun by him as president of
the Southern Lumber Manufacturers
association to Its sec-rotary , George 1C.
Smith , were shown. One letter relat
ing to prlcellsts suggested that the
secretary furnish C. J. Schuster , a
HI. Louis printer , with prlccllsts ro
lled In ; ; actual market conditions In
order that the printed lists would give
correspondingly correct Information to
The second letter Identified was one
in which ho directed Secretary Smith
to wrlto to Herbert Knox Smith , com
missioner of the bureau of corpora
tions of the department of commerce
and labor , Inviting a searching Investi
gation Into the methods of the South
ern Lumber Manufacturers assocla-
This ho said was done and later he
niado a similar request of the com
mission regarding his own properties
at Fisher , La.
The exports assigned to the tnsli
took the companies' books for twenty
one years to Washington for cxanilna
Ion , ho said. I'rlcelists Issued by tin
Missouri Land and Lumber exchange
of which the witness Is the head , were
Introduced by the slate and made i
part of the record. They cover tin
years of 11)04 ) and 1905 and It was
pointed out by Assistant Attornej
General Atkinson that they wore Is
sued the sumo day and contained the
same prices as quoted In the list , Sec
retary Smith sent out for the nssocla
lion. Mr. White , who had previously
tostlllcd ho used the Southern assocla
tlons * list merely for guidance , In llx
Ins his prices but did not adhen
strictly to the lists furnished by tin
association , but was at loss to cxplali
why his Hats were Issued Blmultano
ously with those of the Southern assa
elation and quoted the same figures.
Norfolk 8 ; Wlnslde 6.
Norfolk won an Interesting garni
from Wlnslde on the driving park dla
inond Wednesday afternoon. Norfoll
put Leuthauser , a new pitcher , lu tin
box , who made a good showing.
The score by innings : R. H. E
Norfolk . . ' 00030004 1 8 10 1
Wlnsldo . .01120000 2 C 11
.Batteries : Leuthauser and Hofl
man ; Krebbs and Pomeroy. Umpire
Haclar , Neb. , June 2 . Special t
The News : Pleasant Valley Longer
played Hadar juniors and were defeat
ed by a score of 23 to 7.
That Plerce-Madlson Game.
IMerce , Neb. , June 29. Sporting Edl
tor The News : The News states tha
the Madison ball team was chased on
of Pierce last Sunday. On the cot
trary , the Madison boys quit the gam
in the seventh inning much to the dh
Kiist of the Plorco fans. Ono of th
Madison boys was warned against rur
nlng out of line and bumping Into base
men with his shoulders. In the tlilr
Inning ho repeated this dirty tactic
running out of line Into first basema
who was leaning far into the dlamon
and rendering him unconscious. Mad
aon objected to the decision callln
the runner out. In the seventh Innin
with the score standing 3 to 3 , Pierc
batted a ball to left field , third bast
man ran into the diamond to stop th
ball but missed and Plerco scorct
Madison's own catcher and all wu
were in line to see the hit consldere
It safe , but on the pitcher's objectlo
alone the Madison boys picked u
their paraphernalia and started fc
homo with the Plerco boys beggin
them to stay. The Madison boys ha
the advantage In the way of decision
during the entire seven innings.
G. T. Sprecher goes to Schuyler Sa
urday to visit with friends.
Mrs. Median and daughter Regin
returned from a ten days' visit wit
friends at Eagle Grove and No
Hampton , la.
George Palm of Hosklns Is in tl
city visiting with relatives.
George Davis returned from a bus
ness trip to Newman Grove.
Mrs. E. P. Hummell of Sioux Gil
is here visiting with relatives.
Mrs. O. L. Hyde returned from Ka
sas , where she spent a two week
visit with relatives.
Mrs. 1' . J. IJarnes , Jr. . of Oelrlchs ,
D. , and Mrs. J. G. Bostrom of Blooi
Hold spent Tuesday night in the cil
the guests of friends. They went i
Bloomlleld Wednesday noon.
A. H. Vlele la suffering from an n
tack of rheumatism.
D. Baum , who haa been quite i
was able to be at his place of buslne
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bohlander a
preparing to move to Kallspoll. Mon
where Mr. Bohlander will go Into tl
A meeting of the firemen's runnli
team will be held at 7 o'clock Thin
< lay evening In the city hall. All mei
bers of the firemen are requested
A regular meeting of the dlvlsli
safety committee of the Northweste
railroad , met In the office of Supt.
H. Reynolds yesterday afternoon.
A letter was received here from J
and Mrs. P. F. Bell , who are carnpi :
and fishing In Montana , reporting
pleasant outing and plenty of fish.
.Trainmaster M. E. Panglo has goi
south on the Northwestern road
pilot the Campbell brothers clrc
train to Norfolk. The train will pa
through Norfolk early tomorrow morn-
llomliors of HOUP company No. I of
the south side report that they have
completed nil arrangements for the
banquet they will give to the Norfolk
tire department in the south side hoae
house this evening.
A. A. Low mini , division plant super
intendent of the Nebraska Telephone
company with headquarters at Omaha.
Is hero Inspecting the damage done to
that company's lines In this vicinity.
Mr. Lowman reports the wind dam
age to telephone and telegraph lines
has been general throughout tlio state.
Claude Iloush , driver of the Norfolk
steam laundry wagon , who sustained
a fractured rib as the result of falling
from his wagon Monday afternoon. Is
reported doing very well. Iloush was
driving his wagon over a crossing on
South Third street when the horse
stumbled into a ditch , throwing the
driver from tlio seat of the wagon.
One rib was fractured and the back
was badly bruised.
South Side News.
S. C. Graham , master mechanic of
Missouri Valley , was here yesterday
H. I ) . Alexander and Mrs. Nellie
Moollck left yesterday for Dos Molnes ,
la. , for a visit with Mrs. Moollck's
brother , William Jones and family.
Miss Ida Hlutt of Wayne was at the
Junction yesterday on business.
Mrs. T. G. Wood Is among the sick
Miss Rebecca Duggan , who has been
quite dangerously ill since the fore
part of May , is reported to be slowly
Improving , although still very low.
Washington , June 28. The dismiss
al of United States Consul William H.
Michael at Calcutta , and Thomas Mor
risen , disbursing clerk of the state de
partment , as the result of the recent
investigation of the Day portrait
voucher is recommended In a report
which a sub-committee of the house
committee on expenditures In the
state department will present to the
full committee tomorrow.
Arbitration Treaty Complete.
Washington , June 2S. After a con
ference between President Taft and
Ambassador Bryce , the announcement
was made at the white house that the
arbitration treaty between the United
Stales and Great Britain was practic
ally complete and with the exception
of u few comparatively unimportant
details the terms of the treaty have
been agreed upon.
KANSAS GETS SHOWERS.
They Are General Over State Three
Weeks' Drought Broken.
Topeka , Ivan. , June 28. The drouth
and heat which caused much appre
hension in Kansas for three weeks
was broken at an early hour this
morning by showers which were gen
eral throughout eastern Kansas.
A BANKER FALSIFIED.
Former Head of Carnegie Trust Com
pany is Found Guilty.
New York , June 28. Joseph B.
Relchmann , formerly president of the
Carnegie Trust company , was found
guilty today of making false state
ments to the state banking depart
ment. The jury deliberated one hour
and a half.
New Motor Law in Effect Soon.
Several hundred dollars will be add
ed to the road fund of Dodge county
after the new motor vehicle law goea
Into effect on July 7. The new law
provides for the payment of a license
fee of $2 by automobile owners and $1
by the owners of motorcycles , the
money to be paid to the county treas
In compliance with the terms of the
new law Fremont auto owners are
having numbers painted on the front
and rear of their cars. The law re
quires that numbers be displayed on
both ends of a car and that the figures
be not less than four inches high , with
each stroke not less than half an inch
A provision of the new law that
automobile owners will hail with de
light Is as follows : 'Whenever any
person traveling with any vehicle ot
conveyance on any road In the state
shall overtake another vehicle or con
veyance traveling In the same direc
tlou and shall by sound or call tndl
cute to the driver his desire to pass , It
shall be the duty of the driver of the
vehicle in front , If the nature of the
ground and his load permit , to prompt
ly turn to the right of the center o
the road and tlte driver of the vehicle
behind shall then turn to the left o
the center of the road and pass bj
without Interfering or interrupting
and the driver of the vehicle passim
shall not return to the center of the
road until at least thirty feet ahead o
the vehicle passed. " This section i :
s' designed to compel "road hogs" t <
share the highway with passing auto
Past Life a Mystery.
Wlsner , Neb. . June 28. Special t <
The News : James A West died li
Boomer hospital Saturday forenooi
and was burled here Monday In WU
nor cemetery. An effort to locate hi
relatives Is unrewarded so far. HI
leaves money , one horse and an autc
re mobile. Ho never would tell any on
t. , of his parents' whereabouts , and al
ic that can be found of his past life 1
that which he told some of his friend
that he was born In Lynchburg , Va
about fifty-eight years ago. He serve' '
as a regular soldier In the Unltei
to States army four years , In the Twelft' '
cavalry , reached the rank of sergean
in major. He served In Arizona ,
rn Mexico and Texas , and saw active sei
rnC. vice In the Modock Indian trouble
He was honorably discharged whll
Ir. in New Mexico , worked In Chlcag
during the world's fair , and lived ther
six years. He came to Ames , Neb
where he worked In the sugar factor ;
10 and from there came to Wlsner , worl
to Ing for Joseph McGaughey one yea
us and for W. H. Butterlleld three year :
si then came to town and has been ot
an bartender In tlio saloons here
ho past two yours. Ha was taken
Irk Thursday and talcpti to Beetner
mflpltal , where he died Sattuday.
Mrs. Joseph W. Lafferty.
Wlsner , Neb. , June 28. Special to
'lie News : Mrs. Joseph W. Lafferty
lied yesterday aflernon. She was the
vlfo of Wlsner's police Judge and an
unit of Mrs. Gay llalvorsleln of Nor-
oik. She was one of Wlsner's plo-
Nellgh Trip Postponed.
Neligh. Nob. . June 28. Special to
'he News : On account of the advor-
Islng matter of the chautauqua not
jelng ready , the proposed booster trip
of the Commercial club has been poat-
toned until Thursday , July C.
Tlio schedule on this day as nrrang-
d by the committee will take In the
owns of Plalnvlew , Crelghton , Brims-
vlck. Royal , Orchard , Page , Inman ,
Swing and Cleat-water. On Friday ,
uly 7. Elgin. Petersburg. Norfolk , Bat-
lo Crook , Meadow Grove , Tilden and
Oakdale will bo visited.
Including about 100 business men of
his city that are making an effort to
ake the trip , the Nellgh concert band ,
onststing of eighteen pieces , will bo
aken along to represent the musical
end of the Commercial club.
Motorcycle Hits Wlsner Automobile ,
Wlsner , Neb. , Juno 28. Special to
The News : Spear K. Galbraith , rid-
ng a motor cycle , crashed Into Dr.
'cat-son's automobile in rounding a
outer yesterday. Galbraith struck
ho rear fender and was thrown to
he ground. When he got up he was
uoro or less hurt. One knee was
> adly bruised and a hole punctured
n the left ear. Several stitches were
iccessary to close the wound.
Damaged Track Repaired.
Engineer Edward Lynch , who sus-
ained a broken leg early Monday
nornlng when freight train No. 13 on
lie M. & 0. road turned turtle in a
vashout near Hosklns , was taken to
ils homo at Sioux City at " > o'clock
Tuesday afternoon , when the first
lassetiger train was able to go east
since the wreck. Lynch was in much
mln from his Injury but the fracture
was considered healthy and no bad
effects are expected to arise from it.
The Incoming train arrived in the
Ity at 9:15 : Tuesday night.
Kearney Woman Shoots Husband.
Kearney. Neb. , Juno 28. Frank
lieselman , a wealthy landholder of
this city and a prominent business
: nan , was probably fatally wounded
last night as the result of two revolver
ver shots fired shortly before mid
Gleselman was standing in front
of the boarding house of which he and
its wife are proprietors when a bullet
struck him in the back of the head.
As ho turned to run another shot was
fired , penetrating his thigh. The
wounded man walked two blocks and ,
weak from loss of blood , staggered
Into the office of Doctors G. M. and
Eliza Mills , where he told the story of
His Wife Admits Shooting.
Mrs. Gieselman was at once put un
der arrest and she admitted that she
had shot her husband.
The doctors probed the wounds and
found that both bullets had taken a
downward course. Gieselman , who
was standing at the time of the shootIng -
Ing , Is a large man and his wife in
her confession said she was sitting in
a chair under the trees In front of
the house. The physicians both said
it was impossible that she could have
done the shooting and that some one
In the trees must have done It.
Her Fifth Husband.
Police believe Mrs. Gieselman told
the truth when she said she fired the
shots , as it is alleged she has several
times threatened her husband and
told the sheriff that if they did not do
something to keep him from annoying
her she would.
Mrs. Gleselman recently brought
auit for divorce against her husband
who. it Is said , is her flftu spouse , al
leging extreme cruelty. Mr. Glesel
man has been married three times.
The present wife was formerly Mrs ,
Nellie button. Gleselman Is a power
ful man GO years old. The couple was
married only after a short acquaint
Omaha Bonds Are Beaten.
Omaha , Juno 28. Returns from the
special election held in Omaha and
Douglas county show that all three
bond propositions failed to carry.
The water bonds were voted on only
in the city of Omaha and required a
two-thirds majority. The vote was
3.5G3 for and 1.872 against. Voters of
Omaha also voted against the bonds
for furnishing of the courthouse , the
vote in the city being 2,535 for and
2,738 against the bonds. The returns
from the country precincts made the
majority against the courthouse bonds
The total vote is very light , only
5,434 votes being cast on the water
bonds , which was the principle ques
tion submitted , and the one In which
most interest is taken.
West Point Booster Trip.
West Point. Neb. , Juno 23. Special
to The News : A booster's excursion
of twenty-eight automobiles , each load
ed to its utmost capacity , left West
Point yesterday for the purpose of ad
vertising the coming races In this city
and Incidentally letting the neighbor
ing towns and cities know that West
Point Is on the map. The first stop
was at Scrlbiier , from there the pro
cession traveled to Hooper , Wlnslow
Uehllng , Oakland , Lyons , Rosalie
Walthlll and Ponder. From telegrams
received from the boosters enroute the
fact Is established that they met wltli
an enthusiastic reception at the town ;
visited and great good to the clrcull
race meeting Is expected to accrue
from this excursion. On Thursdaj
they will take another route , makltif
their stops at Snyder , Dodge , Leigh
Stanton , Pllger , Wlsner and Beeruer
Tlte popular West Point Cadet band
accompanied the boosters.
Anarchy in Asiatic Turkey.
Constantinople. Jflna 2S. A state of
anarchy prevails in the Muntoflk dis
trict of Mesopotamia , Asiatic Turkey ,
where Intermittent fighting among
the Arab tribes has been going on for
the last week. The retainers of the
family of Saadoun Pasha , a govern
ment partisan , are besieged In the
Madison. Neb. , June 28. Special to
The News : In Judge Bates' court
Horace C. Hasklns , as guardian of his
two children , James H. Haskins and
Pearl A. Hasktns , settled up his guar
dianship , the minors having reached
Also Marlon Owens was appointed
guardian of his sou George B. Owens ,
minor , who Inherited an estate from
Scott Simpson , deceased.
Magner Out of Bonesteel.
Bonestoel , S. D. . Juno 2S. Special
to The News : Bonesteel now has but
two saloons. 1'nder the law , the
city's population allows but two , and
as there were previously three , one
had to go. The petitions of Frank
Peoples and Woods & Cassavant were
granted , that of Patsy Magnor of
Sioux City was turned down , after a
bitter fight in tlio council meeting.
Field Will File.
Madison. Neb. , Juno 28. Special to
The News : W. H. Field , clerk of the
district court , will lilo as a candidate
subject to the republican primary.
Mr , Field is popular with the people ,
highly esteemed by the bar of the
county , thoroughly competent as ex
perience has abundantly shown for the
office , and a wliolesouled and ap
proachable gentleman with whom It Is
a pleasure for the people of the county
to transact business. It is altogether
unlikely that any one else will file.
State Sells Bonds.
Lincoln , June 28. Special to The
News : The state of Nebraska , through
Treasurer George , has Just sold to
Woodln , McNear & Co. of Chicago
$130,000 of Maryland registered state
bonds , Interest at 3 percent , due Jan
uary 1 , 1914 , and $50,000 of North Car
olina state bonds , interest at 4 per
cent , due January 1 , 1913. This sale
was made in accordance with a law
passed i > y the last legislature author
izing the state treasurer to dispose of
the bonds of other states in which the
permanent school fund of this state is
invested , and to re-invest the proceeds
in school , municipal and other bonds
offered by Nebraska communities in
the order of their application. There
is yet more demand for this money on
local bond issues than the treasurer
has been able to supply by the sale of
state bonds. The interest on the new
issues of county , school and municipal
bonds of this state now being bought
by the state treasurer runs from 4 to
6 percent , the larger part of them
drawing interest at 5 and 6 percent.
Norfolk Couple to Wed.
Madison , Neb. , June 28. Special tc
The News : Judge Bates issued n
marriage license to Frank W. F ,
Woerner and Miss Adelheido Wich
maun , both of Norfolk , Neb.
Rev. Father Buckley of Norfolk in
the absence of Father Muenlch , per
formed the ceremony at 9 o'clock this
morning which made Elmer H. Stone
and Miss Bessie C. Webster , man and
wife. Both parties reside at Schuyler
Madison Ball Dates.
Madison , Neb. , June 28. Special tc
The News : The Madison baseball
team will cross bats with Albion at
Petersburg July 4 , and will play ball
either with Elgin or Lindsay at New
man Grove July 5.
Rosebud Land at $43.30 an Acre.
Gregory , S. D. , June 28. Special tc
The News : A real estate man ol
Gregory county closed a deal contract
ng the sale of six quarters ot Greg
iry and Tripp county land , the aver
go price being $43.30 per acre.
A Shoplifter at Colome.
Colome , S. D. , June 28. Special tc
The News : Marshal Holbrook arrest
ed an experienced shoplifter here last
evening. He had a pair of shoes whlct
proved to have been stolen during the
afternoon from Sinkler's store. The
name of Mike Barlow was given by the
man , who has a very good prospect 01
hirty days for what he called th <
'clout. " Colome is preparing for i
: ive-day celebration beginning tlu
'ourth and this man Is one of tin
drifters coming In to try Marshal Hoi
brook's rock pile.
FLIES OVER NIAGARA.
Californlan Makes New Record , Dip
ping Through the Mist.
Niagara Falls , Juno 28. With tl-.i
whir of his biplane motor drowned h
the roar of the cataract , man and inn
chine momentarily obscured in spra ;
and mist , Lincoln Beachy , the Califot
nla aviator , yesterday flow above th
falls , swooped beneath the arches o
the upper steel bridge and down th
; ergo almost through the whirlpool.
Rising against beneath the sides c
the lower river , Beachy soared to th
Canadian side where he made a sue
cessful landing. It was the first tim
that a bird-man had cut through th
air and mist clouds and leaping foai
caused by Niagara's falls and rapids
To add to the difficulties of Beachy' '
flight , a light rain began to fall a
ho took his seat In the biplane shor
ly before C o'clock. He mounted u |
wards , moving always In the dlrectlo
of the cataract and when he crosse
the American fall , ho was about 2,0fl
feet in the air. In a great sweepln
circle , he swung toward the north an
over the horseshoe falls.
Once over the cataract ho lowere
his plane and with the wind at
speed estimated at sixty miles o
hour , ho dipped under the arch. J
ho d.d so lie caiiRht some of the wa. h
of the outlet of the power tunnel ,
which shout * out from the ioek > side' '
of the pruilpli-o at that point. At no
tlmo from his final dip until the time
ho was clear of the structure was the
blplano more than thirty feet above
Beachy will rcpat the lllght today.
Yesterday's crowd was estimated at
How Explosion Occurred.
Details of the burning of little Fran
cis Jones , whose mother was formerly
Miss Mattlo McNIsh of Norfolk , are
received In the following clipping from
the Hot Springs Herald :
Francis Jones of McCook , Nob. , was
seriously burned Saturday In an acci
dent which almost proved fatal , and
has been brought to a hospital here.
Ho and his mother , who Is the wife
of Dr. W. F. Jones , a physicinn and
veterinary In the employ of the gov
ernment , wore visiting her brother , R.
J. McNIsh of Hill City , where they
wont a week before to see her father ,
William L. McNIsh , who is In a serious
condition. Fmicis , aged 5 , and his
cousin , Lisle McNish , 14 years old ,
were playing with a toy steam engine.
The alcohol lamp burned empty and
they poured alcohol from a bottle into
tlio hot lamp , when the fluid exploded
and set Francis' clothing on lire. Ills
mother heard his screams , and with
presence of mind rolled him Into a
rug and smothered the flames with her
skirts. Ills left arm Is burned from
wrist to shoulder and his chest , neck
and chin are badly burned , hut he will
recover and the doctor thinks ho will
not be badly scarred.
Mrs. Jones was burned about tlio
Miss Renata Korth of Norfolk and
Albert Kuoster of Crelghton wore
quietly married at Pierce Monday af
The wedding was performed at
Pierce at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
and Mr. and Mrs. Kuoster came direct
to Norfolk. They will make their
home here for the present.
At 9 o'clock Wednesday morning , at
the home of the bride's parents , Mr.
and Mrs. L. A. Buckendorf , 409 Mad
ison avenue , occurred the wedding ol
Miss Ella Buckondorf and Prof. Jewell
Good of Creston , Neb. Rev. B. A. Fyo ,
pastor of the Presbyterian church of
Creston , performed the ceremony.
Only immediate friends and relatives
were present at tlio wedding. After
the ceremony , he mother of the bride
served a delicious three-course break'
Her Body Aflame , She Saves House.
Mrs. C. II. Baker , wife of Northwest'
ern Conductor C. H. Baker , was taken
to an Omaha hospital at noon after a
terrible experience with gasoline at
her home on Soutli Thirteenth street
tliis morning. Mrs. Baker's body is
terribly burned and little hopes are
entertained for her recovery.
Mrs. Baker was putting up fruit and
the supply of gasoline In the tank ol
the little stove had run down. She
hurriedly opened the top and , will :
the fire burning , poured more of the
fluid into the tank through a funnel
She poured the gasoline too fast and
it Hooded the funnel and leaked ovei
her clothing. The fire lu the burners
of the stove connected with her cloth
ing and in a moment she was in flame
Terror stricken , Mrs. Baker ran oul
of the summer kitchen into the yard
where she endeavored to extlnguisl
the flames by rolling on the ground
At no time did she lose consciousness
and , thinking of her 6-year-old daugh
ter sleeping in an upstairs bed room
aha screamed "Fire ! fire ! "
These appeals for aid reached the
ears of Miss Amanda Petzel , who h
making her home with the Bakers
Miss Petzel rushed upstairs ant
brought the little daughter down tc
safety and at the same time she
brought out of another bedroom j
heavy blanket which she threw aroum
the burning woman , thinking to extln
guisu the flames by that means. Miss
Petzel is but 16 years old and Mrs
Baker , who is quite heavy , was dlfll
cult to handle.
The scene at this moment was f
tragic one. Little Idelta , the daughter
was crying piteously for help and Ii
front of the house on the lawn tin
mother and Miss Petzel were engagec
| i In a struggle with the flames , whlcl
' I burned up the blanket , all the clothliu
from the suffering woman's body am
most of the hair. All that remalne <
unburned were the shoes.
Finally the struggle ended and , send
j ing Miss Petzel to the telephone ti
! bring assistance , Mrs. Baker rushei
to a shed where a gasoline. englm
pumps water for the garden hose.
This the suffering woman herolcall ;
started going and the fire which be
gan burning up the kitchen was OM
tlnguislied by Miss Petzel. Mr. Bake
} j was in the railroad yards ready to g
out on his run , when the telophon
. ( cull from Miss Petzol came , summer
him back homo. With diflicultj
, ' _ because of trouble on the teleplion
line , the physician was summonei
. Immediately upon his arrival he foun
i that two-thirds of the body was badl
. burned and that the suffering woma
. must be rushed to a hospital.
Dr. Tashjean and Dr. Brush returi
ed after the first visit with a convej
ance and took Mrs. Baker to the Fin
0 street station. Dr. Tashjean accon
panted her to Omaha.
The Baker home is a sad lookin
place. In the front yard on the law
is a heap of burned clothing and as IK
of the blanket. At various places (
the yard bits of burned clothing ca
be seen , showing signs of the struggl
between the burning woman and tl
flames. In the gasoline shed to whlc
Mrs. Baker rushed In her heroic an
successful efforts to start the watt
power , are also bits of the burne
clothing and In the summer kltctu
are the open jars partly filled wll
cherries which were being preserve
by her for her family. The gasolli
3 stove stands Intact. An exauilnatu
of the funnel show * a kernel of corn
which was placed there by the womnti
to mnke the pi-ogre * * of H. > - " ' : u- Into
the tank slower.
"It was terrible , " says MM ( Petrol.
"I was working out In the back yard
when I heard Mrs. linker call 'lire. ' 1
found her rolling on the lawn In front
of the house nil afire. I tried to put
out the file with n blanket , but she
was too heavy for mo to handle and
the blanket burned up with all her
clothing. Idelta was sleeping upstairs
and I brought her down. Mrs. Baker
started the engine after all her cloth
ing was burned from her body. She
was terribly burned and only n llttlo
hair remained on her head. I put out
the fire In the kitchen with the hose.
1 am taking Idotta to the station to say
goodbye to her mother. "
Wlsner Trees Damaged ,
Wlsnor , Neb. , Juno 28. Special to
The News : The wind storm.Sunday
night did damage to lots of trees , but
very little ral fell.
Clarion Club Campliuj.
Wftli all kinds of camping equip
ment seven Norfolk girls , chaperoned
by Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Reid , loft the
city Wednesday for the Craig farm ,
whore they will camp and fish until
July 10. The girls are all members of
tlio Clarion club , and besides the camp
bungalow , they will occupy throe touts.
The camp is to bo furnished with a
piano and telephone. Among the par
ty arc : Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Hold ,
Misses Beulah Hayes , Lois Hardy , Mil
dred Rees , Beth Sprocher , Ruth Wit-
y.lginan , Gladys Cole , Marian Mnylard.
Lunch at Oakdale.
Oakdale , Neb. , Juno 29. Special to
Tlio News : The Newman Grove
boosters arrived In town Wednesday
afternoon about 2:30 : via the automo
bile route from Elgin. They were re
ceived by the Oakdalo band and a
general turnout of the business men.
During their stay cigars , coffee , and
sandwiches were furnished them.
There were about eighty ot them in
nil with about twenty machines. With
them was the boys' band of Newman
They departed about 3:30 : for Tilden
and expected to make Norfolk tonight.
The town was decorated with the na
tional colors as were their machines.
WAR ON STRAY CHICKS.
Editor Thinks Maybe They'll Keep
the Blamed Chickens Home.
Elizabeth City , N. C. , Juno 29. EdItor -
Itor W. O. Saunders of Elizabeth City
has been annoyed by his neighbors
chickens. Editor Saunders burst with
Indignation and Into this print this
week Is a story on the front page ol
the Independent. This is what he
"For several months W. O. Saunders
has suffered much annoyance from
other folks' chickens. This spring he
saw bed after bed of flower seed de
stroyed. There were chickens In the
front yard , chickens In the back yard
and chickens in the house. The chick
ens only went to their owners' yards
long enough to lay. It never seems te
occur to folks who own chickens thai
they should keep their chickens home
The rule In Elizabeth City seems to bt
to raise chickens and then turn then
loose for other folks to feed.
"So last week Saunders caught r
trespassing fowl and decapitated him
The executed fowl was then displayei
with a placard warning the neighbor
hood that such would be the fate o
other chickens that got in the way
Yesterday Saunders got out his slj
shooter and killed another bird. May
be , after a while , folks will keep theli
chickens home or kill Saunders. "
SOCIALISM IS CONDEMNED.
Milwaukee Archbishop Says it Is ;
Vicious Heresy and an Evil.
Chicago , June 29. Socialism wa ;
condemned as a heresy and an evi
and all Catholics were warned agalns
It by Archbishop Sebastian G. Mess
mer of Milwaukee , one of the centra
figures In the proceedings of tlu
Catholic Educational congress In ses
"Socialism is an heresy and an evil
the viciousness of which Is apparen
to every thinking man , " said the Milwaukee
"Tho dangers to which It leads car
bo averted only by the influence bj
religion and religious teachings. "
Negroes Bring Suit.
Boone , la. , June 29. Union negn
miners of Ogden , numbering 161 , win
are suing John P. White , Internationa
president ; W. H. Rogers , Iowa presl
dent of the United Mine Workers o
America , and other mine officials fo
more than a million and a half dollar ?
began presenting their cases to Judg
Wright here. The negroes claim the ,
were imported into Ogden under nils
representations and ask damages i ;
the sum of $10.000 each. The sul
grows out of labor troubles a year ag
when white miners , learning that th
strike was costing the union $2000
day , resumed their work and later r <
signed in smell numbers. The nogroi-
were Imported to fill their places , b\i \
were refused admission to the unioi
They also ask that they be pormltte
to form a union of their own.
Niobrara Beats Springfield.
t Niobrara , Neb. , June 28. Special
The News : Niobrara crossed bat
with Springfield , S. D. , oh the horn
diamond. The score was 25 to 3 t
favor of Niobrara a walkaway. Ror
and Barrell were the battery for tli
SIOUX FALLS BOY HONORED.
Herbert Emerson Promoted to a Lie
tenancy in the Navy.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , June 29. Info
matlon received here from Provinr-
town , Mass. , tells of honors whl <
have come to n Sioux Falls hey , in tl
person of Herbert F. Emerson , son
'd ' Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Emerson , proi
10 Inont residents of Sioux Falls. Tl
in young man Is In the United Stat
mvy , nid ! the information received
lore Is to tlio uffect Hint ho 1ms boon
romoted to lieutenant.
The Ship Comes Back ,
Los AiiKclos. Juno 20. The stonmor
Amelia. I ho movements of nhU-h on
lie Central American ronat nutuo
veoks IIRO occnaltmed considerable an-
lel > in WaahliiKtcm under the pro-
umptlon that the ship was laden with
intuitions of war mid hound on n Illl-
usturliiK crulso to Honduras , arrived
n port here with her crow of fortune-
eekers , "disappointed and disgusted , "
ccordlng to ( 'apt. F. S. Burtls. "Some
Iliclous persons started a story that ,
o were HllhusterliiK. " said BurliH ,
and when wo reached Amalnpala wo
ere not allowed to land by the Hoti-
uran government. Wo gave up In
Isgust and came back. " The party
as headed by fho Americans whooped
opod to unearth a troamiro said leave
ave been buried some place on the
londurnn coast during a revolution
inny years ago.
RAINFALL IN DAKOTA.
Sioux Fails. S. n. , Juno 29. Some
nterestltiK comparisons of tlio rnln-
all and temperature of this part of
ho stnto can ho made as the result of
n Inspection of the records In thu of-
co of the local voluntary wont liar ob-
orvor. Those show something of the
in k of moisture during the past two
oars compared with that for 1909.
'ho rainfall for tlio three years , from
anuary 1 to Juno 2.1 , was as follows-
In I90D. 15.81 Indies ; 1910 , 7.07
nchos ; 1911 , 8.31 Inches. That Urn
nlnfnll thus far this year lias boon
greater than during tlio corresponding
orlod of last year will lie a surprise
o many. Tlio figures show that the
otal rainfall from January 1 to Juno
J5 of this year was but little more
ban half what the rainfall was diir-
ng tlio corresponding period In 1909.
Tlio temperature also lias varied
greatly this year compared with the
average temperature during Juno ,
909. The average temperature- for
lime. 190' ' ! . was 81 ; for 1910 , 85 , and
'or 1911. 95. this having boon the hoi-
est Juno for seventeen or eighteen
ears in this part of the northwest.
Notice to Redeem.
To whom it may i-oiicern , and moro
larticularly to L. If. Watson :
Notice is hereby given that the un-
lerslgned. on November 17. 1909 , pur
based from the county treasurer of
Madison county , Nebraska , at public
sale , lot ton (10) ( ) , block twonty-throo
(2 ( ; ; , of Hillside Terrace First addi
tion to the city of Norfolk , in Madison
ounty , Nebraska , for the delinquent
: axes for the year 1908 ; that said lot
was assessed for the years 1908 , 1909
mil 1910 In tl. . . .K'.jne of L. II. Wat-
sou ; and thereupon a treasurer's cor
tllicato of tax sale Number 378 wan
nnde and delivered to tlio undersign
ed , and the undersigned is still the.
iwner and holder thereof. That the
indorsigned lias paid the taxes for the
years 1909 and 1910 subsequent to said
tax sale ; that the time to redeem from
saiil sale will expire on November IS ,
1911 , immoilj > it ly lafter which the
undersigned will apply for a tax deed
to said described lot , if redemption iit
Dated June 17 , 1911.
J. S. Mathewson ,
Owner of said certiflcata.
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