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T1IK NORFOLK WKI5KLY Nl-rWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , JULY 7 , 18)11. )
Madison Challenges Pierce ,
\ Madison , Nob. , Juno 30. Sporting
Editor The NOWB : I bog to differ with
I lie corroHpondcnt who Bout you the
urtlclo In regard to the Madison-Pierce
game Sundriy , Juno 15 ! , imt withstandIng -
Ing the fact the MadlBon tciiin unit the
diamond they were justified In doing
HO. Our catcher elcnlcB making the
Htntoment that the ball knocked waa n
fair ball an It was foul by at IciiHt
thirty foot. In regard to playing
dirty ball the Pierce llntt biiHOiniui de
liberately blocked the runner from go
ing to llrHt , tlilH being the reaBon
why ho wan run Into.
I alHO wish to state that wo would
like to meet the 1'lerro team at any
time either on the Norfolk diamond
or elBe at Humphrey diamond with the
1'Uino , lineup for n game.
Yours respectfully ,
F. W. IlalBcli , Mgr.
TO FIRE THE TWO CLERKS.
Report of Sub-Committee on Day
Portrait , Is Received.
Washington , Juno 30. The recom
mendation for the dismissal at once
from the government service of Am
erican CoiiHitl General \V. H. Michael
at Calcutta , former chief clerk of the
utato department , and Thomas MorrI-
roil , present disbursing clerk , for their
connection with the Day portrait case ,
was reported to the house- committee
on expenditures In the state depart
ment by the Investigating sub-commit
tee. The full committee , in adopting
the report , added two amendments.
One condemned the practice of signIng -
Ing vouchers In blank "ns not only un
businesslike and Inexcusable but as a
virtual Invitation to wrong-doing. "
The other set forth that In view of
the statute of llmlnatlons and the dif
ficulty of obtaining proof the commit
tee deemed It "unnecessary to make
any suggestions or recommendation
relative to criminal prosecution of
either Michael or Morrison. "
Battle Creek News.
Dattlo Creek , Neb. , June 30. Spe > -
elal to The News : A Ilve-weeks-old in
fant of Mr. and Mrs. Gustavo Schlue-
ter of Meadow Grove died early Friday
morning. The funeral was held Satur
day noon at the Lutheran church at
Battle ( 'reek and Interment made at
the Lutheran cemetery south of town.
Rev. Mr. Bornhoeft of Tllden olllciat-
fd. F. D. Schulz and Mr. and Mrs.
William Ludwlg of Beemer , relatives ,
were here at the funeral.
A. F. Cm-dels , the-Ilattle Creek well
man , went to Omaha Monday on busi
Lou lllckley was hero Friday on
business from Madison.
The young men of the Lutheran con
gregation at Battle Creek Heights arc
organl/.lng a brass band for church
The deaf and dumb ball team cross
ed bats here Sunday afternoon with
the llattle Creek boys. The score
watt 5 to 0 in favor of Battle Creek.
John Dufphey was umpire.
W. II. Hall arrived here Friday
night from Iowa Falls , la. , for one
week's visit at the home of his son ,
Dr. Warren Hall , the dentist.
Fred Hrechler celebrated his forty-
eighth birthday Saturday in an old
Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman arrived
here Friday from Chicago for an ex
tended visit with Rev. and Mrs. Geo.
Uloedel at Battle Creek Heights. Mrs.
Bloedel is n daughter of the visitors.
The rain storm Monday morning did
considerable damage in town and vi
cinity. Lots of small buildings were
blown to pieces and large trees broken
and uprooted. W. L. Boyer was prob
ably the heaviest loser , as one of his
large plate glass show windows was
broken. The loss is about $125. Little
hail was reported from south of town.
The rain was very beneficial.
Miss Minnie Neuwerk visited Satur
day and Sunday at the home of her
cousin. Henry Stoltenberg , jr. , near
William Heilman arrived here Sat
urday from Watertown , Wis. , for an
extended visit with his sister , Mrs.
Mary Luebke. He also is a brother of
the ( veil known E. G. Heilman , former
ly of Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Langhoop ar
rived here Saturday from Schuylerfoi
a week's visit with his grandparents ,
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Warnke , and other
Next Sunday is the annual picnic ol
the German Frauen-Verein at Scheer-
ger's grove , near the mill dam. The
Battle Creek band and also the string
band will furnish the music. Meals
ct. , will be sold at a small margin al
the large tent. The proceeds will gc
for charity purposes.
Leonard Brown was here Tuesday
from Meadow rGove.
While the storm was raging earlj
Monday morning P. F. Zimmermar
was sleeping in his tent. The ten' '
was blown over and he thought he was
Koing in a balloon to his place of blrtl
In Grant county , Wisconsin.
Louis Dubbe arrived here Tuesdaj
from Hartford , S. D. , and is going t <
work with H. II. Stauimerjohahn's car
Land Rush This Fall.
The above Associated Press dis
patch , received over The News lease <
wire shortly before noon Friday , wil
bring joy to the hearts of people liv
ing northwest of Norfolk. It wil
mean a great land rush through No :
folk this summer , to the Rosebud am
Pine Rldgo lands , and such anothe
throng of humanity as was seen a
the Bonesteel and the Tripp count
rushes , will bo witnessed.
Crops never looked better than the
do now , and that fact will act as
great advertisement to the counties
thousands of visitors who may b
The Northwestern railroad's lin
from Norfolk to Trlpp county , S. D
is being extended as rapidly ns poi
slblo across Trlpp county to Carte
S. D. , the edge of the lands to b
thrown open on the Rosebud reservi
V tion. The first train to reach Winne
will bo next Sunday night , when
now tiuiecard goes into effect. /
prcRcnt the trains reach only Colome.
This IB the third great land rush
that has gone through Norfolk within
the past six years.
The coming rush , however , will ex
tend both west and northwest of Nor
folk , as the Pine Rldgo lands are on
the Norfolk-Dcadwood line of the
Great activity may bo expected In
the whole territory west of Norfolk ,
as a result of this announcement.
Norfolk may expect thousands of
visitors , and ought to have greater
hotel facilities at once.
Twenty-four hours ahead of morning
papers from Sioux City , Omaha or Lin
coln , The Norfolk News carries In this
Issue , to the people of north Nebraska
and southern South Dakota , the news
that another great land rush will come
to this territory this summer , owing
to opening of Pine Hid go and Hose-
This is the third time The News has
carried president's proclamations or
dering land openings In this Held , to
the Interested territories , a day ahead
of any other newspapers.
Canadian Burned at Stake.
Shawnee , Okla. , Juno 30. Robert
Swazey , a Canadian , was burned at
the stake by Mexican bandits fiear
Fort Stunner , New Mexico , on June
15 , according to a letter received here
from Mrs. Emma Blngmnn , formerly
of this city and a mother-in-law of the
dead man. He was killed because he
refused to reveal the hiding place of
a large amount of money that had been
left in his care by a Mexican railroad
which has employed him , the letter
said. Mrs. Blngmnn has notified the
British government of the case.
Train Runs to Winner.
A new time card on the Northwes
tern will go into effect Sunday , when
trains will be run to Winner , S. D. ,
In Trlpp county , for the ilrst time.
The trains have been running only
as far as Colome. The track has been
finished to Winner for three weeks.
Train No. 401 , which leaves Norfolk
at 1:30 : p. in. , will go on through to
Winner , reaching there at 9:15 : p. m.
Returning , the train leaves Winner at
5 a. in.
No change is made in Norfolk train
Three Men Dead in a Freight Car.
Seward , Neb. , June 30. The crush
ed bodies of three men were found
near the bottom of a freight car load
ed with lumber here. The men are
not known. They were stealing a ride
and it is believed that while trying
to escape the view of trainmen they
were caught by the heavy bridge tim
ber with which the car was loaded.
The lumber was shipped from a south
An examination disclosed the men
had been dead two days. Coroner
> oty decided that an inquest was un-
ecessary. One of the men carried a
mekeeper's book with the address
[ Mrs. Jennie Thompson , 1118
wenty-third street , Sioux City , In.
here were no papers on the others
hich would lead to identification.
Like Heat from a Fire.
Fairfax , S. D. , June 30. Special to
lie News : Hot south winds Thurs-
ay , presumably from the fierce pral-
io fire that swept over a part of Holt
ounty , Neb. , near Lynch , caused the
emperature here to reach IOC during
he afternoon. Some thermometers
eached as high as 110.
Cooler winds toward evening , with
i threatened shower , relieved the un'
lasiness caused by the excessive heat
Ewing , Neb. , June 30. Special tc
The News : The heat here yesterday
reached 104. The hot wind was the
vorst since 1894 , but corn is not in a
Condition to be damaged by it.
Gregory , S D. , June 30. Special tc
The News : Another line rain fell here
Wednesday night , which was appar
ently general over this and Tripp coun
y. Fully an inch and a half fell ir
Corn is in the finest condition in tin
ilstory of the county. While we have
not suffered from drouth at any tim <
bis season , small groin has been Dree
gome by heat and winds , but prospecti
are that it will yield a fair average
Norfolk Not a Register Point.
Norfolk will not be a reglstratioi
point in the forthcoming opening o
Rosebud and Pine Ridge lands.
The registration points are : Cham
berlaln , Dallas , Gregory and Rapie
Ity. The registration begins Octobe ;
2 and continues three weeks , until Oc
tober 21. Monday is the first day o
Two years ago Judge Witten , super
Intendent of the Tripp county draw
Ing , told a News man that if Norfoll
bad applied , it would have been dee
Ignated a registration point. Thi
year when application was made , ac
swer came that it had not lately beei
the policy of the government to desis
nate registration points in states othe
than those in which the lands were t <
The Norfolk Commercial club lef
no stone unturned in its effort to EC
euro a registration point for Norfoll
this time , but the effort was fruitless
It is estimated that about 100,00
people will pass through Norfolk fo
The land to be opened is Mellett
county , in the Rosebud , and Bennet
county , in Pine Ridge. Mellette coui
ty is the northern half of what fo :
inerly was Meyer county. It is dlrec
ly west of the northern half of Trip
county. Bennett county , in the Pin
Ridge , borders on Nebraska , being d
rectly west of what was formerly th
south half of Meyer county.
These lands are to be opened undt
the registration plan heretofore fo
lowed. The registration for the Nort
Dakota lands will begin August 14 i
the towns of Bismarck , Mlnot , Plazi
Garrison and Rider , North Dakota.
The registration for the South D
t kota lands trill begin October 2 at U
towns of Chamberlain , Dallas , Greg
ory and Rapid City , S. D. Each of
these registrations will continue for
Crooks Unmolested ; Arrest Bicyclist.
Night Patrolman Livingston , who
has complained of the pavement being
too hard for his feet , found refuge and
a good seat on the steps of a hotel
Thursday night. There was "nothing
doing" In the police line and the aged
patrolman yawned several times while
he conversed with a friend who waa
seated by his side. Herbert Hauptll ,
bookkeeper of the Citizens National
bank , who had been working In the
bank until after 11 o'clock , passed the
seated oflicer , the latter saying "good
evening" very sleepily.
Not forgetting that Livingston had
a dislike for anyone who owned a bi
cycle , Hnuptli replied to the olllcer's
greeting and when a few feet away
from the curbing on Sixth street , ho
stepped on one pedal of his bicycle
and coasted for n few feet with the
afd of the coaster brake , thinking to
swing into the saddle and ride home ,
when he reached the street.
No sooner had his foot touched the
pedal , however , when he was halted by
Livingston , who called him back to
where the ofllcer sat. Mr. Hnuptli
wondered what was wrong , returned
and was surprised when the ofllcer
charged him with riding a bicycle on
the sidewalk contrary to the city or
It was useless to argue the technical
point as to whether or not a man is
guilty of riding a bicycle when only
one foot is on the pedal , so Mr. Haupt-
li agreed to "report for arrest in the
Livingston at first insisted upon tak
ing the banker's bicycle ns surety for
his appearance In police court , but
Constable Finkhouso Interfered and
Livingston allowed the man finally to
take his wheel home.
When daybreak came Constable
Finkhouse drove six tough looking
crooks from the city. There is a band
of tramps camping east of town , who
spend most of the nights in town , it is
said. They were unmolested by Of
FAMILY ROW IN COURT.
Jury Disagrees and Woodruff Case
Must Be Tried Again.
"We , the jury in the case of Charles
Hamilton versus G. W. Woodruff , are
unable to agree. "
Tills is the word brought into Judge
C. F. Eiseley's ollice by J. S. Mathew-
son , foreman of a jury which heard
the testimony in the case. It took up
the entire afternoon and evening in
Judge Eiseley's court Thursday. Four
of the jurors held out for acquittal and
two held against Woodruff , it is sold.
Woodruff was charged with assault
and battery by his stepson , Charles
Hamilton. Woodruff admitted strik
ing his stepson several times , but de
clared he did not do it until the young
man had ordered him to take oft his
glasses and threatened to "do him up. "
Mrs. Woodruff , who was called as a
witness , declared her son lost his
speech some years ago as the result
of having diphtheria on four occasions
which ended with scarlet fever and
non-speech. She admitted the boy
does not realize what he does at times
but that his speech returned to him
alter several years' study at an insti
"My wife and I were married twice , "
said Woodruff , "but there never has
been any trouble between us. Even
while the divorce proceedings were
going on we lived in the same house
There was some humor created in
the court when Attorney O. S. Spill-
man of Pierce cross-questioned Mrs ,
Woodruff. Spillman is Woodruff's at
torney and his questions soon aroused
the suspicions of the plaintiff's wit
"Say , Mister , I'd like to know who
you are before I answer your questions -
tions , " said Mrs. Woodruff.
" 1 ana a gentleman , " replied Attor
"Oh , you are , are you ? " again said
Mrs. Woodruff. "Are you his attor
"Yes , " replied the attorney.
"Well , that's what I wanted to know
Say , court , " pointing her finger al
Judge Eiseley , "let me tell this my *
Attorney Spillman then moved thai
all the testimony given by Mrs. Wood
ruff be stricken from the records , be
cause he declared there was a lag
against a wife testifying against hei
husband. Judge Eiseley ruled thai
Mrs. Woodruff confine herself to onlj
that which concerned any assault upor
herself by her husband , and that she
f must not testify against him in an )
trouble between stepson and father
The witness admitted that her bus
band did not abuse her , but gave the
attorneys trouble in telling how h (
abused the son , although she was noi
present during the fight.
The case must be tried over again
says Judge Eiseley. The members o
the jury were : J. S. Mathewson , F. G
Coryell , W. R. Hoffman , Charles Pll
ger , John Oesterllng , Paul Nordwlg
W. H. Powers acted as court reporter
B. Mapes was attorney for the plain
On Thursday evening at 8 o'clocl
occurred the wedding of Miss Adel
helde Wichmann and Frank Woerne
at the home of the bride's mother
Mrs. Bertha Lenz , 700 South Thin
street , Rev. J. P. Mueller offlclatinj ;
The bride was attended by her sistei
Miss Gertrude Lenz , the groom bein
attended by his brother , John Wool
ner. After the ceremony a three
course supper was served by th
bride's mother. * The decorations wer
fern and pink carnations. Mr. an
Mrs. Woerner left this morning fo
South Dakota , where they will vial
with the groom's parents. On thel
return they will make their home o
At Ida Grove , la. , last Monday won
ig , occurred the wedding of Eugene
rotty , son of Patrick Crotty of Nor-
oik , and Miss Hattle Benedict , daugh-
or of Mr. and Mrs. George Benedict ,
mnerly of Pierce but now residing
t Ida Grove , la. The wedding cere-
lony was performed at the homo of
10 bride's parents. The young cou-
le will make Norfolk their homo.
South Side News.
Mrs. Ethel Alexander of Sioux City
as in the city on business yesterday.
Mrs. E. G. Edwards and two chll-
ren , Donald and May , arrived home
rom a visit with Missouri Valley
riends and relatives.
Fireman McClure , while llrlng up his
nglne In the yards yesterday , was
truck on the head by a largo piece of
oal which rolled down from the top
f the pile.
Conductor E. C. Adams , who was
tilled off about nine months ago , was
Instated and will work between Mis-
ourl Valley and Linwood.
A number of laborers about the
hops were laid off last evening owing
o lack of business.
Paul Kummer Is visiting at the
ome of his sister , Mrs. C. E. Wai-
Mrs. T. G. Wood went to Missouri
'alley yesterday to visit with her slu-
or , Mrs. Price , for a few days.
.Miss Julia Slama Is visiting friends
Miss Myrtice Wilton of Sioux City
spending a few days with Junction
James Brennnn did some work for
ho company at Scribner yesterday.
Miss Mable Taylor was here yester-
ay from West Point.
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hille ,
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Weaver
f Santa Monica , Cal. , a son.
Miss Ella Huebner of Hadar was
aken to Omaha to undergo an opera-
G. C. Losch and R. C. Loscb of Idaho
'alls , Ida. , were in Norfolk yesterday
C. R. Allen of Durant , Okla. , who
ms been visiting in the city for a few
ays , left at noon for Sioux City.
C. W. Baker of Omaha came up from
'reinont last night on a motor cycle ,
le reports the roads in good condi-
Misses Helm and Lena Bowker of
ekamah are spending the week at
ho home of their sorority sisters ,
Misses Opal and Verna Coryell.
Progress on the construction of the
lew addition to the Grant school is
apid. The foundation has been com-
ileted and the workmen are now busy
n the construction of the first floor.
G. T. Sprecher leaves Saturday for
Libertyville , 111. , to attend the lectures
of the Sheldon summer school for
about two weeks. During his absence
ilrs. Sprecher will visit relatives in
Vern Lane of Salina , Kan. , took
charge of the local office of the West
ern Union Telegraph company , sue-
qeeding Manager J. Burns , who geese
o Junction City , Kan. , to take the
nnnngershlp of that otlice.
Mrs. D. K. Tindall has been for some
.Imo visiting her daughter , Mrs. A. B ,
Stokes in Minneapolis , is now visiting
relatives in and about Chicago , and
will visit other relatives and friends
'arther east before returning.
Although a meeting of the firemen's
running team was scheduled foi
Thursday night , only two of the com
nittee were at the city hall where the
meeting was to be held. None of the
earn members made their appearance
The engine and tender and one bos
car which were badly damaged in the
wreck of M. & O. freight train No. If
ast Monday morning were broughl
nto Norfolk. An examination of the
.vreckage . shows that the wreck was r
serious one , especially to the engine
David Richards returned from Chicago
cage where he had been employed ir
the switchboard department of the
Automatic Electrical company. Mr
Richards became ill with throat trou
ble and on the advice of physicians he
returned to Norfolk. He will returr
.o Chicago to resume bis duties nexi
Among the day's Out-of-town visitor !
in Norfolk were : H. H. Sixbey , Pil
ger ; G. F. Beutler , Burke ; Oscar An
derson , Newman Grove ; F. J. Bender
Madison ; F. A. Huston , Orchard ; Mr
and Mrs. C. H. Keleey , Neligh ; R. V
Wilson , Butte ; W. R. Stone , Butte ; J
C. Bahls , Colome ; C. Bernlce , Greg
ory ; Fred J. Buck , Wisner ; TVillian
Locb , Albion.
At a late hour last night Chief o
Police Marquardt , Constable Fink
house and William McCune , wh <
searched the city for the insane mai
who had been frightening women ane
children in the residence portions o
the city , reported that they were un
able to find the man. Torn Hight , wh <
had been working in the south part o
the city , reported that he had chase *
the man south.
Water Commissioner Frank Carrie !
reports that the city is in no dange
from lack of water in case of fire. Thi
engine at the power houe is pumpini
much water during the hot season am
averages 250 gallons of water per mii :
ute during the twenty-four hours. Th
capacity at the station is from 400 t
500 gallons per minute , says the wate
commissioner. The standpipe Is kep
full at all times.
Jay birds are killing young chicken
.n Norfolk , and several owners o
chickens who have suffered loss b
the raid of the jay birds have declare
a war against the feathered thief. A
Stear and Herbert Wichmann repoi
that jay birds have swooped dow
upon their chicken yards and kllle
many small chickens. Mr. Stear hn
watched the work of the jay bird i
his chicken yard. "The jay bird come
down and kills the small chickens an
then pecks out their brains. He seem
to have a great liking for that pastlim
To Advertise This Country.
Ten thousand pamphlets contnlnir
the address of "Tho Country Aroun
Norfolk delivered by G. L. Carlson at
a recent dinner given by the Norfolk
Ad club are to be Issued and sent all
over the country by the advertising
committee of the Norfolk Commercial
club. The pamphlets have just been
The Norfolk delegate to the National
Ad club convention at Boston will take
many of these pamphlets with him ,
which ho will distribute among east
ern business men. A special UK < 'ting
of the Commercial club was held at
noon and Chairman C. 11. Cabanlss of
the advertising committee and Presi
dent A. L. Kllllan of the club brought
the question up. The directors acted
quickly In the matter and the pam
phlets were ordered printed.
Besides this advertising for Norfolk
the advertising committee was ordered
to get out a thirty-two .page booklet
Nelioh Police Court.
Neligh , Neb. , July 1. Special to
The News : On complaint of Dr. A. F.
Conery , Wyllo Carrlco , Lewis Eaton
and Jake Schlack wore arrested Thurs
day evening on the charge of using ob
scene language. The trio spent the
night in jail and next morning appear
ed before Police Judge Cassndy , who
read the complaint , to which they
pleaded "not guilty. " The case was
continued until the afternoon to se
cure witnesses. The hearing In the
afternoon convinced the court that
they were guilty and fined them each
$7.45. Carrlco and Shlack arc from
Meadow Grove. The relatives of the
former telegraphed the Atlas bank to
pay his fine , while Shlack and Eaton
said that they would "lay" their fine
out in jail. Judge Cassndy remarked
that there would bo no time to lay out
any fine , as the city had a rock pile
and there would be plenty of work for
thuin to do.
Otto Johnson was arrested yester
day afternoon by Oflicer Jackson on
the charge of giving beer to Lynian
Keezer , who Is not allowed the privi
lege of buying intoxicating liquors
from saloons in this city. Johnson
was taken before Judge Cassady , and
after the hearing of the evidence of
six witnesses he was bound over to
the next term of the district court , and
ball was fixed at $100 , which Johnson
absolutely refused to secure. Acting
County Attorney Williams stated that
if he did not secure ball he would be
compelled to remain in the county jail
until next December. It is expected
that relatives of the defendant will see
that the $100 is raised.
ATHLETES AT PITTSBURG.
Continuation of Friday's Events Which
Netted New Records.
Plttsburg , July 1. Thirty-two cities
and thirty-seven athletic clubs are rep
resented in today's senior events of
ho A. A. U. meet here. Senior nth-
etes , besides competing for national
itles , are endeavoring to outdo the
unlors , who broke four records , and
Iso have an eye to places on the team
hat will represent America on the
uadrcnnial Olympic games in Stock-
lolm next year.
Honors were carried off in the jun-
or events yesterday by the Irish-Am-
rican Athletic club of New York City ,
vith Its old rival , the New York Ath-
etic club a close second.
The rivalry is expected to be even
greater today for the former has such
nen entered as M. W. Sheppard , J. J.
lanagan and M. J. Sheridan , while
he winged foot aggregation have such
nen as Platt , Adams and Matt Me-
Grath. The Chicago Athletic associa-
Ion Is also looked upon as a strong
competitor , having Frank C. Irons , an
Olympic champion in the broad jump ,
. J. Pillivant , the crack distance run-
ier , and E. F. F. Llndenberg , the
sprinter who does 440 yards in 49 1-5.
The records to fall were the running
ilgh jump , pole vault , five-mile race
ind throwing of the disc. Some of
he new marks are remarkable. One
of the surprises came when S. B.
Wagoner of the Pittsburg Athletic as
sociation competing in the pole vault ,
cleared the bar at 12 feet 5.G4 inches ,
which is 5.C4 Inches better than the
previous junior American record.
Dukes of New York Athletic club
was second with 12 feet in his first at
tempt , while Lambert of Washington
university , St. Louis , cleared the 12
feet in two attempts and under the
rules went into third place. O. John-
stone , Boston Athletic association ,
made a new record in the running high
lump with 6 feet C.10 inches , while in
hrowing the discus , A. M. Muchs of
lie Chicago Athletic association , broke
the record with 123 feet 5 inches. Up
to this time the discus record had
been held by Bantz of Seattle , Wash. ,
with 122 feet 9 inches.
Probably the moBt exciting event
was the five-mile race. It was won by
G. A. Dull of the Pittsburg Athletic
association in the record time of 26 :
% , beating the junior American rec
ord of 2G:23M : : ; , which had been held
by Drlscol of New York. The runners
circled the track twenty times. Al
most every other lap changed the lead
ers. Dunlap of West Spruce Streei
Athletic club took second place and F
Masteron of the Mohnw Athletic club
New York , was third. The grind o
the long race told upon several of UK
entrants. Several had to be assistee
from the field.
When the events closed a count o
the team points showed the Irish
American Athletic of New York ii
first place r.s had been expected.
MEET IN NORFOLK NEXT.
Epworth League Convention Closei
Session at Wayne.
The Norfolk district Epworth leagu
closed a splendid three-days' sessioi
at Wayne. Thirty-two delegates fron
seventeen chapters were seated , am
thirty leaguers were recorded as vis
itors. The program was well rendere
and was intensely profitable. In ai !
dltlon to the program rendered by th
members of the district leagues , th
lecture by Dr. Schrenkengast of Un
verslty Place , Neb. , and the drill give
d by the juniors of Randolph under th
direction of Mrs. Yost , were especiallj
appreciated. By unanimous choice the
convention next year will meet In Nor
folk. W. II. West of Randolph was
elected president ; Miss Nellie Hatch
of Ilnrtlngton. first vice president.
Mlsa Carrie Stewart of Allen , second
vice president ; Miss Robertson of
Madison , third vice president ; Miss
Hanks of Wausn. fourth vice presi
dent ; W. L. Wolfe of South Sioux City ,
corresponding secretary ; Miss lle sle
Marsteller of Wayne , treasurer.
Another Booster Trip.
Wlsner , Neb. , July 1. Special to
The News : West Point boosters ar
rived here with twenty-seven nutos
carrying 110 people and the West
Point Little Dutch band , boosting for
the races at that place.
Wind Hurts Small Grain.
Witten , S. D. , July 1 Special to
The News : Business changes during
the past week are : DeWolfe and com
pany purchased the C. II. We'st Imple
ment business. W. 1C. Bridgman pur
chased the Witten drug store.
Witten and vicinity were visited by
a heavy rain that gave the ground a
thorough soaking. The fall measured
one and a half inches. The hot winds
f the past two weeks Injured the
mall grain to a great extent , but corn
s looking well.
There Is considerable excitement
ver the selection of the saloons In
own , there having been three during
10 past two years , and this year they
rill be cut down to two.
Postal Bank is Opened.
Postmaster John H. Hayn and Dep-
ty Postmaster B. C. Gentle formally
pened the postal nnvlngs bank In
his city at S o'clock Saturday morn-
ig. Five minutes after the bank was
pened for busine'SH Aden Sheriff , a lo-
al electrician , called at the deposit
findow and placed with Uncle Sam
5 of his money , the first deposit made
ii the Norfolk bank.
Mr. Hays did not expect the first
ay's business to be heavy.
SPRINGERS MAY MAKE UP.
Rumor In Denver That Suit for Di
vorce Will Be Abandoned.
Denver , Colo. , July 1. Postpone
ment of the argument for temporary
llmony for Mrs. John W. Springer ,
vife of the wealthy banker and stock-
nan of Denver and who was sued for
Ivorco as an outcome of the Hen-
vood-Von Phul dlfllculty , gave rise to
eports that the Springers had reached
n agreement and that there would be
nly a formal hearing when the case
iame up to trial. Attorneys for both
eny the report.
Sirs. Springer was served with a
iiibpoena to appear as a witness in the
rial of Hemvood for the murder of
ylvester L. Von Phul of St. Louis ,
t is stated on good authority that Mrs.
Springer will fight for $25,000 alimony ,
.lie retention of her favorite automo
bile and jewels and for the right to
ho continued use of the Springer
: iame. Neither Mr. Springer nor his
ittorncy would discuss the case.
Simpson Western Golf Champ.
Grand Rapids , Mich. , July 1. Rob
ert Simpson of Kcnosha , Wis. , winner
of the western golf championship at
he Hlnsdale club , Chicago , in 1907 , is
again the possessor of the title. Yes-
erelay afternoon under a broiling sun
nd on a course faster than at any pro-
Ions time this week , he defeated
Thomas McNamara of Boston 2 up and
one to play.
Middlebourne , W. Va. , July 1. The
Tyler county grand jury , after being
n session nearly three weeks , Investi
gating conditions in Sistervillo rela-
Ivo to the sale of liquor , gambling
and irregularities in city elections , ad'
ourned by order of the court until
nly 25 , after returning 343 Indict
nents. This is said to be the largest
number of Indictments returned foi
any cause in the state.
Laurel Defeats Winside.
Wlnslde , Neb. , July 1. Special tc
The News : Laurel defeated Winsidc
n a fast game of ball here to the tune
of 5 and ) . Batteries : For Wlnslde
Slman and Porneroy ; Laurel , Bassin
er and Wyman. Errors : Wlnslde , 6 ;
Laurel , 5. Struck out : By Siman
12 ; by Basslnger , II. Umpire , Thos
Johnson. Attendance , 250.
Nlobrara Beats Monowl.
Niobrara , Neb. , July 1. Special tc
The News : Monowi was beaten ir
yesterday's ball game by the home
team , the score being 1C to 8 in Nio
brara's favor Friday's game witl
reighton and Saturday's game witl
Verdlgre will probably be the besc
games of the week.
The carnival is on in full blast The
company v as a day behind in reach
ing hero on account of the wnshou
Yesterday's hot wind Is said tohavi
been the worst one experienced slnci
Nebraska Democrats July 25.
Columbus , Neb. , July 1. At a meet
ing of the democratic state centra
committee , it was declared to hold th
state convention for the adaption o
a platform at Fremont , July 25.
George and Dora Pahn spent Suuda
with home folks at Norfolk.
Mrs. John Cook and little doughte
are spending the week visiting reh
tives at Murray , Neb.
Miss Hose Brauer of Iladar spen
several days of last week at the He
Carmen Crouch left Thursday fo
Emerson , where he will be helper i
Mrs. J. Aron and daughter Hilda a :
rived homo Thursday after a week1
visit In Magnolia , la.
The Methodist Episcopal churc
held its annual children's day plcnl
at the Nichols grove Thursday.
A large number of friends and reli
tlves gathered at the William Moral
homo to wltneaa the christening of tl
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Morntz , which occurred at their homo
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Moral ? . , Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Moratz mid Mr. and Mrs.
August Deck were Sioux City visitors
A do/on cars from hero le'ft Friday
morning to make all the neighboring
towns , advertising the celebratlem hero
Baby Drinks Whisky , Dies.
Gregory Times-Advocato : Porhapn
one of the saddest deaths which baa
taken place in this community for a
long time was the very sudden demise
of the 3-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Aniimsoii. It seems that the )
little fellow was playing around thu
liomo and In BOIUO manner ellscen'crcd
a half pint of whisky. He drank the
on tire contents of the bottle. HlK
mother saw what he had done and
applied restoratives , later calling In a.
doctor. The physician did overythliiR
that medical skill could do to wive- the
life of the boy , but nothing proved of
any avail. The doctor did not hold out
any Impo of recovery. The child pass
ed away that evening , suffering great
Dynamite for a Wharf ?
San Diego , Cal. , July 1. A ivport
was circulated here that eighteen
tmull sacks , probably containing ox-
pleislvcs , were found in a pile of coal
at the wharf at Fort RoBcraus.
The army tug Lieutenant George M.
Harris was coaling at the time.
Maj. George McMnnus , commandant
at the fort , icfuscd to discuss the mat
ter , Lieut. F. H. Hinkle , adjutant at
the fort , said he had not heard about
An investigation Is said to have
WITH THROATS CUT.
And Mother Found Hanging From
Windmill In Rear of the House.
Lockney , Tex. , July 1. Searche'rs
found the body of Mrs. Maude Mo-
Crary of Los Angeles , Cal. , hanging
from a windmill in the rear of ahouso
she had been occupying hero , and the
bodies of her three children , with their
throats cut , In some weeds near the
St. Louis Tennis Tourney.
St. Lemis , Me > . , July 1. Matches in
the first round of the central states
tennis tournament will begin hero late
tills afternoon with forty-one entries
In the singles. Eleven matches In the
doubles are scheduled. Because eif the
extreme heat play will not begin elur-
ing the tournament which is expected
to end next Saturday , until late each
Drummond Jones , present champion
in the singles , and C. S. Peters of Chicago
cage , who with Jones holds the tltlo
in the doubles , have entered.
Jones and Peters and Jones have
captured the doubles twice and an
other inning will entitle them to per
manent ownership of the trophy.
Nebraska Progressive League Meets.
Lincoln , July 1. At a meeting hereof
of the executive Nebraska Progressive
Republican league , the committee went
on record as opposed to any commit
ting the league to any candidate for
ho presidency in 1912 and deprcciat-
ng alleged utterances of members of
he league in favor of a particular
andidate. A telegram Avas sent to
'ongressman George W. Norris of the
'ifth Nebraska district disavowing on
ho part of the league an alleged decla-
ation by a member in favor of a
andidate. Principles and not men , it
vas announced , was the present pur-
ese of the Nebraska organization.
Bartz 10 ; Koehn 9.
In a fast six-inning game Friday
ifternoon the Bartz team defeated the
Coehn ball team by a score of It to 10.
The aggregation is made up of small
boys and they exhibited se-uie good
ml ! playing. The score :
Bartz 4 1 2 3 0 0 10
Coehn 045000 9
SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE.
Trlpp county's teachers' institute Is
to be held at Winner August 7 to 12 ,
L. W. Robinson of the Yankton
Press and Dakotan , and Miss Myrtle
Robinson were married at Mondovi ,
The government snagboat , the Me-
Pherson , is lying off Pierre in the Mis
souri river , doing considerable snag-
Over 300 persons attended the pic
nic given in Perkins county for Iowa
people who have removed to South
Work has started on the two-story
brick bank and office building to be
erected in Winner by Butterfield &
The annual convention of the South
Dakota Jewelers' association was held
in Mitchell June 28 and 29.
Neil Elliott , a Watertown jeweler ,
lias purchased a hardware store in
Lenox , la. , and will move there.
Petitions are being circulated at
Faith asking the removal of two mem
bers of the city council because they
signed vouchers for work done by
themselves for the city.
Members of the G. A. R. want to be
represented on the state republican
ticket by one of their number and have
chosen Asher G. Pay of Huron to make
ir the race for secretary of state.
The region northwest of Scotland ,
Bonhomme county , was treated to a
it sensation when Clayton Brown and
the 15-year-old daughter of a promi
nent farmer of the community eloped.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Osterman of Chicago -
cage have just completed an auto trip
of 1.024 miles from that city to Deadwood -
wood , which they made In five days
and eight hours , at an average speed
of 185 miles per day.
On July 19 the Modern Woodmen
lodge and the biiBlnoss men of Woon-
socket will bo hosts to probably as
large a c/ovrd an ever assembled In
Woonsockct , the occasion being the
ic annual Log Holler * ' picnic.
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