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TIII : xnifKoi.kIKKLY : NI-\\S.M : > I UNAL KIIIDAY. jfiA u , 1011 ,
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"Angels In Oilskins , " Who
Oder Their Lives For
ny JAMCS A. CDCCKTON.
NT ? 121,8 In oilskins , " "tmlnts in
sou'wostorn" and "heroes of
the Hiirf" are some of the
pet names applied to the llfo
navlng crews along our coasts , but not
by the crews themselves. They detest
the word "hero , " as doca every real
man vvoithy of wearing it , nnd , ns for
angels iind-Knlnt.H , the llfo savers may
have a vague notion that there are
Hiich beings , but not among ncnfnrlng
men. To refer to the average sailor
as either an angel or a saint would
Htrlko that worthy as about the most
absuid thing ever. As well look for
transcendental coal heavers or the
Hod Carriers' Association For the Ad
vancement of inne Arts.
Nevertheless the llfo savers nro
"angels in oilskins , " whether they
want to be or not That is too good a
phrase to let go. Wo will not Insist on
their being heroes or saints , as the
hero business Is rather overdone any
way , and the saint proposition Is rath
er too puritanical to fit any kind of
Beafailng man. But an angel Is dlf-
foient. Wo think of mi angel as a
rather vigorous being who goes about
doing good That is your llfo savor allover
ever again The nmne Ills him like n
glove , or rather like his oilskins. He
may use language and do other things
that led blooded Bailers do , but what
of that ? He ilsks his life for others ,
and wo me told on the highest mi-
tliotIty that greater love has no man
than this. Theieforo an "angel In oil-
faKlns" the life savor must mid shall be.
The United States llfo saving serv
ice consists of 281 stations distributed
along the Atlantic and 1'nclllc coasts ,
the gulf mid the great lakes. At each
station are a keeper and a number of
Biirfinen. The business of these men
is to patrol the coasts , especially at
danger points , nnd to rescue these im
periled by the sea , whether they bo
the passengers on n wrecked liner or
some venturesome swimmer that goes
Along Every Coast.
The 281 llfo saving stations are
grouped In thirteen districts , as fol
lows : First district , the coasts of
Maine and New Hampshire ; Second
district , Massachusetts ; Third district ,
Ithode Island and Fishers island ;
Fourth district , Long Island ; Fifth
district , Now Jersey ; Sixth district ,
from Capo Hcnlopen , Delaware , to
Capo Charles , Maryland ; Seventh dis
trict , from Capo llenry , Virginia , to
Capo Fear , North Carolina ; Eighth dis
trict , South Carolina , Georgia and
eastern. Florida ; Ninth district , gulf
coast ; Tenth district , Lakes Erie and
Ontario ; Eleventh district , Lakes Hu
ron and Superior ; Twelfth district ,
Lake Michigan ; Thirteenth district ,
Pacific coast. In addition to these ,
there Is a station at the falls of the
Ohio river at Louisvlllo and another at
Nome , Alaska.
The report of the llfo saving service
for 1010 Is Just out From this we
learn many interesting and thrilling
things. The details of this dry report
are as fascinating ns a Btory by W.
Clark Russell or Laura Jean Llbbey.
In a perfectly matter of fact manner
it recounts tales of daring , heroism
and adventure that would make a
wooden Indian quiver with excite
For the whole year the number of
vessels reported as seriously disabled
or wrecked was 1,463. Of these only
seventy-four were lost The number
of persons aboard was O.CG1. Only
fifty-three , or less than ono in a hun
dred , lost their lives. This is a re
markable showing , and much of the
credit is duo to the life saving serv
Money to Destroy life , Not Save It.
During the last congress an effort
was made to increase the pay of the
keepers and men ; also to pension those
who bad grown old In the eervlce.
Strange ns it may seem , this attempt
Called. Millions were voted for the
construction of new battleships with
which to destroy life , but n mere pit
tance In comparison was refused for
the saving of llfo. During the months
of Juno and July of each year the
surfmen nro laid off. Only the keep
ers remain at the stations. In effect
the entire coast Is unguarded during
these two months. Ostensibly the
men are on a vacation. Yet no money
Is appropriated to supply their places.
So far as Undo Sam Is concerned ,
anybody can drown or any ship can i
bo wrecked during June or July. Yet t
this Is the very season when thou
sands of snrf bathers and hundreds ol
motor and other pleasure craft are In
danger. In some happier era yet to )
be , when peace has really conic tc )
abide umong men , people will look
back at this civilisation with surprise
nnd amusement. They will eay that
In our age everybody talked about
conserving life , but nobody believed Ir
It ; otherwise the legislative body ol
the most progressive nation of the
world would not have appropriated
millions for war , while refusing paltr.v
thousands for the saving of life. 1
can see the wise men of the twenty
second century puzzling their head1
over this astounding fact. And yet we
think ourselves Just about the mosi
advanced things that over happened.
The current report comments on the
increase in accidents to motor crart
There were 1SS more such accidents li
1010 than In the preceding year. Tin
conclusion I ? that rnoio motor crnf
V mo in use nnd not that the relative
number of mishaps per vessel Is 01
Two Hundred and Eighty-
one Stations on All
Our Coasts ,
lhw Incioaso. The number of pleasure
lioutH Is going tip by leaps nml bounds ,
just us Is the number of automobiles
nml , In n more literal HOIISO , the num
ber of neroplaiioti. After n few jcars
wo limy luive a llfo saving service for
nlrships. It IH needed badly enough
now , but has not been inaugurated ,
perhaps because It Is all the aviators
can do to save themselves without try-
liifj to snvo eacli other.
Returning to the water , the fonts
done by the "angels In oilskins" seem
well nlRli Incredible. Picking up Indi
vidual swimmers or drowning persons ,
restoring llfo when It Ima seemingly
departed nml taking sun-Ivors from
wrecks arc nmong the commonplaces
of the trade. Some of the more un
usual things encountered nro told In
the 1010 report. These Include going
through breakers In a storm , ns In the
wreck of the Argo at Tillamoolc bay ,
Oregon , In w hlch some of the llfu sav
ers lost their own lives. There arc
many dangers , sueh as approaching a
wreck In a high sea , being smashed
ugalnst the sides of the vessel or
sucked under , beaten up or swumped
by the bteaUets or froron In winter
bll7/.aids On the great lakes , a non
linkable lifeboat Is used , but these me
Impiaetlcable on the soacnast fur the
most pait , and a siirfbo.it Is employed
When u wteok or aessel In dls
tress Is discovered the llrst step is
usmill.N ( o j-et n line to her , which is
done In mo , t crises by thing a ball
n cross her To this ball Is attached a
light line and to tills n hea\ler line ,
which Is then pulled on board. If the
Boa Is too lough to taKc the passenueis
mid crew oft1 In boats u bieeches buoy
Is stretched fiom the crosstiees of the
ship to the beacli. The breeches buoy
consists of a strong leather carrier ,
through which the legs are thrust , con
trived In such a way that It Is impos
sible to fall out. This Is connected with
a pulley , which nms on n large rope
and Is controlled by a smaller one.
\Vlth a high sea It Is frequently dllll-
cult to clear the surf with this con
In one case , recounted In the 1910
report , It was found Impossible for the
crew , who had been driven to the rig
ging , to catch the line that was shot
from the beach , although the experi
ment was made many times. The
storm was too fierce to get It aboard
In any other way. In another Instance
there were an Italian captain and crew
who did not understand what was
wanted of them , and as none of the
life savors spoke Italian and as none
of the crew understood English It was
impossible to tell them.
At the Bathing Beaches.
It is not only In times of wreck and
storm that the life havers flnd oppor
tunities to carry on their work of res
cue , however. There Is the task of
saving Imprudent bathers tint ! of resus
citating the drowning. James Don
nelly , who for many years has been n
life saver at Manhattan Bench , New
York city , once told a writer for Les
lie's Weekly all about this phase of It
"Life saving Is not nearly BO danger
ous as It Is generally supposed to be , "
said Donnelly. "At least , like any
thing else , It's not dangerous when you
know how. But life savin ? has been
dwelt upon nnd exaggerated by the In
experienced until nowadays tie aver
age person Is afraid to try , nnd very
few really understand what measures
should bo taken to rescue n person
who has been tnken with cramp or Is
caught with the tido.
"For one thing I would lltfe to say ,
eracr ro see in print , In direct contradic
tion of general opinion and numerous
statements , thnt I've never known a
drowning case where you couldn't talk
a man or woman Into being sensible
nnd ready to tnko advice. It's all bosh
about their being crasy and grabbing
wildly at one. I've rescued hundreds
and never found ono case out of the
number where a few soothing words
wouldn't quiet them down and cause
them to do pretty much as you say.
This talk about hitting a man In the
face to make him Insensible when he's
drowning Is foolish. I have never
heard of a first class llfo saver who
employed any harsh methods at all.
Terrifying accounts appear In the dally
papers from time to time of the des
perate attempts that certain persons
have made to save some ono. And
these descriptions of the terrible bat
tles In the water between the rescued
and the rescuer so work upon the
mind of the average bather that when
ho Is confronted with an opportunity
to give assistance to a person who
needs a little help ho Is afraid to go
near him. "
Numberless cases ore mentioned In
which apparently drowned persons
have been restored to life. Ono of the
t most striking Instances was that ol
t n Miss Cody , who tried to commit sul
i cldo by Jumping Into the Ohio rlvci
f nt Louisville , Ky. A bystander plung
ed In after her , but was unable to res
cue her. Later the two were picked
up by two men in a skiff. By this
I tlmo Miss Cody was appnrontlj dead ,
Hut when the canoe landed at Louls <
vlllo the body was taken In charge bj
the life saving crew. The victim had
ceased bientiling for some tlmo am
her jaws woio ligid. After twentj
minute- * ' usu'-cltatlvo work ho re
covered M'ghtly ' nnd was carried to tin
llfo saving station On the win &lu
again ceased bieathlng , her body be
cnino rigid nnd her jaws set. fMio wiu
once moio revived nnd the Journey re
sinned A third and a foui Mi tinm , lu
linn apparent Hfolowiipiq , but
on each u < .mlmi was i PI hod nml at
liwt WIH taken to hospital nml ro
Browning For "Copy. "
One of the mot amimlng Htotle-j of
ill-owning ami HMiiscltatlon Is that of
n Now YoiK lepmtor for n sensational
paper , who wanted the c\peilonce for
a Hlory. Stir > could not swim , but had
plenty of none. The llfo saver ac
commodatingly accompanied hoi. with
the lneItalilo photographer. When a
sutllclently deep place had been iea h
ed the joinig lady Jumped oft and had
all the o\iulcn ( < .o fur which she hud
biigalneJ The llfo saver let her go
down the third lime , although the
photographer left oft1 taking plctuies
to beg and plead that the "aimel In
oilskins" got Into action The "angel1'
\\its very deliberate , however , ovlduit
ly wanting the topoitor to got all the
experience theie was In It , so that she
could write a good story. After she
had ( INappeated the third time he
wived her as per contract , although
it required about twenty minutes to
bring her back to consciousness. This
Hounds like lather grew.some humor ,
but not moro so than most of theno
realistic yarns of the "yellow" variety.
The young reporter wrote her story of
how it feels to drown , but It Is safe to
say she never again took the same risk
in getting "copy. "
The experience of the llfo snvois
ivould make many books. Indeed ,
hey already have made several pel
cctly good reportH , and If anjbody Is
loKIng for real thrills In a public
locumeiit I advleo him to wtlte to the
reasury dopaitinent , Washington , and
sic for a copy of the annual report of
ho United States life saving service.
The superintendent of the seivlco Is
limner I. Kimlmll , and the senior cap
ilia Is Fiank H. New comb , who took
medal fur saving not only sevoial
ives , but for rescuing ( lie \VliiMovv
uring a paitieulaily hot engagement
n the Spanish-Ymoilean war. Pur
hat action Captain New comb was vet
d a cungiessliuial medal , the onlj
mo of the kind given during the win-
Cloth of Human Hair.
An English mnnuliufuror at Iliad
'ord Is now weaving n cloth made on-
Irely ( warp and weft ) of human hair.
The fabric Is Intended for Intorllnlngs
'or ' mon's wear and possesses the ad-
raulagcs of being absolutely unbreak-
iblo , unshrinkable nnd uncreasablo.
BARRYMOnE WANTS DIVORCE.
Ethel Will Sue for Absolute Separation
from Colt He Contests.
Now York , July 11. Confirmation
of the report that Miss Ethel Barry-
nore , the actress , Is to sue for a dl-
, 'orco from Russell Grlsvvold Colt , her
uisband of two years , was given her < \
Material from which Miss Barrymoro's
nwycrs expect to prepare and file In-
tlal papers today , reached the city
fem Los Angeles , Cal.
The suit Is to bo for absolute di
vorce and will bo contested. It will
bo filed In New York county. The
summons and a copy of the complaint
are awaited by Colt nnd his attorney
ivlio expect to receive them today or
Frank M. Patterson , Colt's attorney ,
said so , after being closeted more than
an hour with his client.
Candidates for Wayne.
Wa > ne , Neb. , July 11. There are
tweho candidates for sheriff , Mr.
Menrs , who has held the office for
innny years , being about to retire ol
ills own choice.
One of the prettiest races Is that for
county superintendent of public In
structlon. Mrs. Llttel , the present In
cumbent , Is asking re-election on her
record , while Mrs. Alice Phllleo has
become a candidate. Mrs. Llttel Is n
graduate of the old Nebraska Normal
school , has lived many years In the
county and Is a very popular candl
date. Mrs. Phllleo Is a graduate ol
the University of South Dakota , and
a teacher of high standing. The ques.
tlon of what constitutes a second In
this office Is the really Interesting
point of the campaign. Mrs. Llttel'e
husband was In this office at the time
of his death , three yeara ago. Hla
widow has since had the place. The
friends of Mrs. Phllleo point to the
fact that the Llttel family haa had the
office for six years , and claims the second
end term has been given.
America Is Interested.
Paris , July 11. The Echo Do Pnrli
affirms on what It says la good author
Ity that the United States haa notified
the German government that the es
tablishraent of a German naval base
on the Atlantic const of Morocce
would gravely Injure American Inter
ests. According to the paper , the
United States sees In such an estab
llshment danger to the security o
Panama , which would constitute foi
the United Stntes n direct menace
Consequently , continues that paper
Washington government took th <
same point of view as Great Brltnh
nnd wns ready to act In concert will
the London cabinet.
New Professor at Nebraska.
LaFayette. Ind. , July 11. Prol
James D. Hoffman of the faculty o
Purdue university , resigned to go t <
Nebraska university , where ho wll
have entire charge of the dopartmen
of mechanical engineering. Prof. Hofl
man hns been connected with Purdui
for twenty-nine years.
Crelghton Beats WIsner.
Creighton , Nob. , July 11. Speclnl ti
The News : Croighton won two gnme
of bnseball from WIsner Sunday am
Monday. Sundaj's game stood 3 to
nnd yesterdnj's game 10 to 3. In Sur
day's game McKay and Lucas vvor
Iho batteries for Cieighton nnd Ilya :
and Thclscn for WIsner. In Monday'
gnme Dunavvay nnd Cash wore bai
torles for Croighton and Goold an
Cole for WIsner.
May Have Athletic Carnival.
"Dick" Gie n of Chicago , recentl
lolurnoil from Europp , unit Jlinmlo
Cnlno of Sioux City , In. , want to como t
to Norfolk to put on an athletic ear-
nlvnl every evening during the rncp
meet hero. Hi ecu nnd I'alno have
boxed together for a number of yenrg.
Mlko 0'IInra hns been ( ommuiilcntoil
with nml he will endeavor to innko nr-
uinsomonts for the hovers.
Ball Team to Pierce.
The Noifolk bull tenm wont to
Plouc Tuesday to piny I'loico on the
home giounds. A long distance mes
sage from Hoi co repotted that only a
few drops of inln visited that town
nnd that the ball gi omuls were in line
condition. Up to Monday night theio
wore but tin eo old soldiers leportod
for the reunion nnd about llfty conces
sions had taken up the largest part of
the icunlon grounds.
Would Change Counties.
Wayne , Nob. , July 11. The Herald
of this place proposes the making of
the four counties of IM.xon , Dakota ,
Thurston and Wayne Into three. Encli
of these counties is too small , Is the
contention of the Herald. The larger
units would command moro attention
politically. The largo political Im
portance would bo of advantage com
mercially. The Emerson Enterprise
has agreed to the proposition , and It
Is believed that the plan will bo pre
sented to the next leglslatuie.
Ordinance No. 370.
An oidlnance for the levy nml ns-
scssmcnt of the cost and expenses of
paving , curbing nnd grading paving
district No. 1 of the city of Noifolk ,
Ho it ordained by the mayor nnd
council of the city of Noifolk , Neb.
Sc tlon 1. That the cost mid ex
penses of paving , curbing and grading
done in paving dlstilct No. 1 , exclu
sive of intoisections of stieets anil
spaces opposite alleys and which Is
chaigoablo on lots ami pieces of
gioiind in said paving distilct , and
which amounts to the sum of $11-
10300 be , and the same heieby is lev
ied and assessed In the sum of $11-
191 ! 00 aforesaid as a special tax upon
the several lots and pieces of ground
In said paving cllstilct ; the same to
bo a cluuge , lien , and tnx upon each
lot and piece of ground In the proportion
tion nnd In the proportionate sum as
calculated and designated as charge
able thereto In the statement of the
city engineer of the cost of said pav
ing , curbing nnd grading and the ap
portionment thereof now on file In
the city clerk's office of the city of
Norfolk , Nebraska ; said tax to bo
payable In Installments and to become
delinquent as follows : Ono tenth
thereof fifty days after this date , ono
tenth In one year , one tenth In two
years , ono tenth In three years , one
tenth in four years , one tenth In five
years , one tenth In six years , one
tenth in seven years , ono tenth In
eight years , and one tenth In nine
jears , as provided by law , said Install
ments except the first to draw six per
cent (0 ( % ) Interest until due , and ten
percent interest thereafter ; each prop
erty owner has the option to pay the
whole of the assessment against his
property within fifty (50) ( ) days from
the dnte of this levy.
Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in i
force and effect from nnd nfter its
passage , approval and publication ac
cording to law.
Passed and approved this Cth day of
July , 1911.
John Friday ,
Attest : Mayor.
Ed Barter , City Clerk.
Dakota Bishop to Leave.
Sioux Falls , S. D , July 11. Bishop
Frederick Footo Johnson of the mis
sionary diocese of South Dakota an
nounced that ho has accepted the call
extended on May 18 by the convention -
tion for Missouri to the office of
bishop co adjuster for that state. The
change will bo made in September ,
several formal steps remaining to be
taken before the matter is closed.
Old Soldiers Are at Pierce.
Pierce , Neb. , July 11. Special to
The News : The northeast Nebraska
G. A. R. reunion began here today under -
der cloudy skies. The twenty-acre
grove is filled with tents , attraction
and concessions. In fact the space sol
aside for the concessions was found
Inadequate and had to be extended
Gov. Aldrlch was scheduled to dellvei
the opening address and ex-Gov. Shal
lenberger the closing address Friday ,
Grasshoppers in Southwest Nebraska
Lincoln , July 11. A plague of grass
hoppers threatens the corn of south
western Nebraska , according to M. H
Swenk , state entomologist , who re
turned yesterday after an inspcctioi
of the stricken district. Grasshoppers
are present in abnormal numbers Ir
Frontier and Red Willow counties ant
to a somewhat lesser extent In Lin
coin , Hitchcock , Hayes , Gosper am
Operate On Rosebud Man.
Omaha , July 11. An operation t (
remove the pressure of four broker
ribs from his lungs was performed or
Dr. E. E. Cnrle of Roselnnd , S. D. , om
of the three victims of the nutomoblh
accident on the road Saturday after
Carlo Is still in a critical condition
but following the operation his physl
clan states that his chances for recov
ery were good.
Edward Morris , the chauffeur , am
E. II. NIckerson , owner of the car
who were also injured , are progress
ing rapidly , nnd both nro snld to bi
out of clangor.
Fremont , Neb. , July 11. Frank II
NIckerson and Edward Morse of Frc
mont and E. E. Cnrle of Des Moincs
la. , were dangerously hurt and Lei
Foil of Dallas , S. D. , had a mlinculou
escape from injury about 3 o'clock
Saturday afteinoon when the tourln
rnr in which they weio making a trite
to Omaha wns ditched nt a turn on th
Dodge street road about eight mile
west of Omalin. NIckoison wns drh
ing the cmnt a fast pnco , and 1
swinging around the corner a whof
way. The car plunged Into n
telephone post , Untied uptmlo down
ever n bnib wlro fence nml foil In n
( ornlleld ton feet below the level of
It Rnlns Again In This Region ,
Not Hi NcbrnsUn ami southern South
Dakota weio < oveied with niiothoi
soaking lain Tiiomlny mointng. Thcie
was a light tain west of Long I'lno nt
n. in. and at Long 1'lno the lain
began falling at 1 o'clock , woiklng
giadunllv east At Noifolk Iho tain
began at S'H : > . Uotvvcen Long IMnc
and Stuait the rain was not so heavy
as It was cast of Stuait
The rain came down gently , all soak
Itallroad ropoits show the rain was
heaviest In the vicinity of Norfolk
I'loni I'liilnvlow noith on the Winner
line to Dallas , there was a light rain.
On the Onkdale-Scrlbner branch ,
thcie was inln at the west end and
inin at the east end of the branch , but
none In the mlddlo.
At Elgin one-half an Inch of rain
foil. Fiom Petersburg to Leigh no
inin was leported. From Leigh to
How ells theie was a good shower , and
fiom How ells to Scrlbnor the inln fell
heavily and almost compared with
that In this vlclnit > . There was no
inln at Fiemont and only a little
show or nt Hlalr. A heavy rain fell at
The dienchlng continued In Norfolk
for two and a half houis , the rainfall
amounting to .Sit of an Inch. At Pieice
and Foster thcro was no inln nml
theie was none at Hoskins.
Rain Reaches Omaha.
Omaha , Neb. , July 11. It began
raining haul heio at 11 o'clock this
BEST CROPS ON THE MAP.
Nice Little Green Patch Right Around
"I have tiavcled over sitates , and
nowhoic have I seen eiops-to compaio
with these in the immediate vlcinltv
of Noifolk. "
This is the v 01 diet of A. .1. Koenlg-
stein , who has just letuincd fiom At-
Kansas to make tills his homo again.
"As wo tame fiom Omaha , the
ciops looked better and better , " he
DETAILS OF THE WRECK.
Many Owe Lives to Heroism of St.
Louis Baseball Team.
Bridgeport , Conn. , July 11. The
Federal express , one of Now York ,
Now Haven & Hartford railroad's fast
est trains , carrying passengers with
out change from Washington Boston ,
plunged down a twenty-foot embank
ment here today while running sixty
miles an hour.
I Of 100 passengers that went down
with the first six cars , scarcely ono
[ escaped death or Injury.
Sixteen bodies had been taken out
of the twisted wreckage by noon , in
cluding the engineer and fireman , who
were so mutilated that it is evident
they must have met instant death.
Tills probably completes the death
I Forty-four injured arc In the hos-
pltals and nearly a score or moro re-
i. celved Injuries not serious enough to
prevent them from continuing their
The dead :
Engineer A. M. Curtis.
Fireman W. A. Ryan.
Mrs. Gwendolyn F. Rogers , wife of
an electrician-sergeant , coast artil
lery , U. S. A.
Baby Rogers , aged 7 weeks , daugh
ter of Mrs. Rogers.
C. W. Christie , Philadelphia.
George E. Saunders , Norwich , Conn ,
Four unidentified men , ono a negro ,
Five unidentified women.
One unidentified child.
A new "crossover , " Installed on the
Burr road viaduct and embankment on
the western outskirts of the city , was
Indirectly responsible for the accident
Train Leaps to Street Below.
The train was late and the engineer
wns driving to make up lost tlmo ,
When the heavy vestibuled train ol
nine cars struck the switch at full
speed , the locomotive leaped , rocked
and swayed over the ties for nearly
150 yards and finally fell to the street
below , dragging six cars down the
The coupling broke between the
sixth and seventh cars , leaving three
sleepers upright on the embankment
two of them still on the rails.
St. Louis Ball Team Heroes.
Many of those pinned beneath the
debris owe their lives to the prompt
ness of the members of the St. Louif
National League baseball team. The
ball players were riding in the lasl
two cars , which remained on the
track. When the crash came thej
piled out In their pajamas , and severa
of them were bleeding from cuts abou' '
the feet caused by racing over the
"I was In the next to the last car,1
said Roger Bresnahan , the team's
manager. "I was smoking at the tim <
the spill came , and I grabbed hold o
something and held on. I got out al
right. Not one of our men was hurt
but of course our baggage Is gone
Wo were on our way to Boston , when
wo are scheduled for a gnme with tin
Boston Nationals today. "
The ball players left for Boston 01
a special train at 0:30 : o'clock.
DAKOTAN DUES IN PRISON.
William Beecher of Deadwood Strlck
en In Leavenworth Penitentiary.
Leavenworth , Kan. , July 11. WI1
llnm Beecher , sentenced from Dead
wood , S. D. , Juno 8 , Inst , for sollini
liquor to Indians , died In the federa
piison hero today of hent prostrntlor
Ho wns overcome yesterday will !
woiklng In the ptison yard.
FATHER FINANCED DIXON.
John Pettlbone of Norfolk Remember
Start of Chicago Transfer.
When John Pottlbone of Noifol
I'nl an a < i ount in the niw-papei
yostonlny about the destruction of tlu >
A. W. Dl\on ttiuinfor company barns
In CliloiiAO by fire , which oiemai"d
107 ! liorson nnd musoil a llnanclnl loss
of $500.000 , It brought back to lint
the memories of childhood days lu Ui < <
olg city nnd nt the unine time the tec
ollcdlon thnt his father , then n t'lii
cngo business mnn , had ( lnnncod Ar
thur W. DKon when lie llrst at ruled
Mr Pettlbnno's father "stood isood '
for Mr. DKon , who pmchained ono old
tniilo ami n long dtay wagon , whUh
was the llrst lolling stook of the Di\
on TimnCer company In Chlcigo
The company pto.spoiod and Is now
known an the ImgoHt timisfer com
pany In the city of Chicago.
Emly Sunday moinlng the stables
of the company weio desliovod by Hie
and 1G7 ! head of hoises woio binned
to death. The cause of the lire is
unknown. Scores of 111 emeu had nai-
row escapes. The stables woio with
In Iho blocks of the business dlstilu
mid adjoining piopoity was Muoat-
Shows a Gain In Population.
Theio has been an Incioaso of 2HO
children between the ages of 5 mid ! M ,
In NoifolK within the past year. This
Is the gain shown by the city school
census which has Just boon finished
by W II. Widaman ami turned ever to
the school boaid. The Incionse would
Indicate a gain of about 150 in the
cit's population within the year.
There are In Noifolk today between
the ages of t > and 2 , DO I boys and
1,011 glils , a total of 2,005 , and be
tween the ages of 7 and 10 theio me
009 bo > s and 010 glils , a totnl of t.il G.
J E. llnase went to Cielghton on
W. J. Gow went to IJoyd county on
Senator F. J. Ilnlo went to Omaha
James Delaney is at Clinton , la , vis-
ting with relatives.
Carl I'oitwlg tctmncd tiom a busl-
ess tilp to WIsner.
Iia Iluiiiliain of Wlsnei is in the city
County Cloik S. R. McF.uIaml of
.Indison . wao in the city on business.
August Ruehlow of HosKliiK , enrouto
o 1'Icrce , was hero visiting with
Master Joseph Willey hns returned
rom a month's visit with relatives in
Miss Lillian Langonberg has return-
from a month's vacation In Mon-
ana and cities on the western coast
Miss Lilllo Schelly returned yester
day from a three months' visit with
icr brother at Wrny , Colo.
Dr. P. H. Salter and son George have
gone to Wisconsin for a ten days' out-
ng with the C. II. Reynolds family.
Master Stanley Brlnkman and his
sister Gladys Brinkman of Columbus
are hero visiting with Master Victor
County Supt. N. A. Housel of Mad-
son , who was In the city Tuesday at-
ending the demociatic county con-
, ontlon , wont to Wayne to lecture at
.ho normal school there.
Dr. C. A. McKIm and Dr. W. G.
Ceehn lm\o gone to Omaha to attend
.ho convention of the Missouri Valley
Veterinary Medical association , of
which Dr. McKIm Is vice president.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Evans have gone
to Minneapolis to attend the Retail
! ? oal Dealers association. From there
they will go to Duluth nnd other Inke
lolnts. They will be gone for a few
The Pleico county fair has been
called off for this summer.
A regular meeting of the lire de
partment will be held Wednesday
The Presbyterian Aid society will
meet with Mrs. Ballantyne Thursday
David Richards has accepted a po
sltlon as collector for the Norfolk
Long Distance Telephone company.
The picnic of the Baptist church
Sunday school scheduled for Tuesday
was postponed until next Thursday.
John Bochnko and six comrades
lave built a camp at the mouth of the
tforthfork , south of here , and will en
| oy an outing of several weeks.
David Baum , who has been quite il
for some time , is reported to bo im
proving rapidly. Mr. Baum Is stll
very weak , but his entire recovery if
George Wheeler was on duty ngair
last night as special patrolman. Mr
Wheeler's injured hand Is about heal
ed. A week ago he was bitten by
prisoner whom he had arrested.
City Engineer Tracy was busy yes
terday making preparations for th (
sewer district No. 20 , which will rui
from Thirteenth to Sixteenth streets
on Norfolk avenue. The contract foi
this sewer work has not yet been let
t Among the day's out of-town visit
ors In Norfolk were : C. Dlckmnn
Dallas ; Mrs. G. A. Terrence , Burke
Mrs. F. G. Morse , Plain view ; Miss E
Ulroch , Plalnvlew ; George Miller
Plalnview ; Isaac Ray , Crofton ; Ott <
-lartln , Crofton ; Charles Kohlor , Win
ner ; Mis. Charles Prosoke , Winner
Max Glascr , Evvlng ; II. J. Backes
Humphrey ; Joseph Hajek , Lynch ; J
B. Murnan , Lynch ; H. M. Kokjer
Norfolk Boy Climbing Peaks.
On the slopes of Mount Ranier , om
of the highest mountains in the west
In the state of Washington , Warrci
Heeler , son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M
Reelor of this city , Is today busy roam
Ing about taking photographs for :
A year ngo this Noifolk boy lef
home nfter graduating fiom the higl
school ami entered the University o
Washington , passing the physical o >
amlnatlon with a 100 tost. So extraoi
dlnmy was the test thnt physician
who examined him believed they coul
cut the 100 figure somewhat by testln
out the strength of the Noifolk boy'
Upon examination of the nuns I
was found they woie equal in stionstl
In ( Xt laliiitm to his i.ni c p in a 1 < iff
about the test , young Heeler doiluew
ho would have failed but thnt ho u ed
both onus to gaud ndvnntiiRo dunnr
vacation tlmo digging dltchoH on Nm
Heeler left the unlvei lt > tit tin- < \
plratlon of the first soamni and n
terod the employ of n Seattle u il >
tate lit in. lie wna given n ihnnn nt
foiling leal ostnlo and made M > "d
and selling teal oalnto In the v Utility
of Seattle Is no easy task.
Chillies / . Dm land , who tummim
tiled lloeloi to Seattle and studied with
him at Washington uiilvnisltv , him ro
tut nod homo for the HUIUIIHII- vacation
mid he is iindoddod an ( o whether 01
not he wilt letuin.
' "Iho Keminent him built a linn
load to Mount Hauler , " WIJH Mi. Dur
land , "and I visited the mountain while
I was In WnshliiKton. " Mr. Dm land IH
ci edited with having climbed the
mountain with Mr. Heeler.
DUMB MAN SPEAKS.
Surgeons Had Removed Bit of Dona
From His Drain.
When Hurry Wllt/p of Now Haven ,
Conn , was fifteen yearn old , twenty-
one > ears ago , he was run over by a
wagon v.hon pla.vlng ball In the street.
In a hospital It wan found his Hindi
was friKtuiod. The Injury left him
Insane , mid he spout n long tlmo In the
Mlddletown ( .V. Y. ) asylum. Ho wan
released as etiled , but the Insanity ro-
( Mined at Intel vain.
Last December ho became dumb. Re
cently bo was removed to St. Ra
plmoi's hospital at Now Haven There
an operation was performed on him
by Dr. Moiris D Slattory. A piece of
( ho skull tint bud como In contact
with the Inalii was tcimuod. An hour
nf lei wind , when Dr. Shittory relumed
to the r < iui. he vv.is gieoteil from the
bed with "Hello , doe ! "
Willie's complete recovery la expected
Billo For Luxuries Cut , Although Im-
A wave of e. oiiomy Is swooping the
counti.v , nodiidlng to figures of the
buieaii of statistics of the department
of common e and labor , which disclose , '
that Amotlians cut their imported
champagne bill in two and adorned
themselves with fewer diamonds by
$7KJOMMi ( ( woith dining the last eleven
mouths than In the Bit me period hint ,
year. At the same time the United
States Increased its Imports over the
corresponding peiiocl of 1010 by moro
than $1 ir.KtOK)0. ( ( )
Diamonds valued at $ : i7U.r > 0,000 were
brought In dining the eleven months
ending with May , 1010 , while the to
tal for the similar period Just ended ,
was onl.v ? : tiOO,000. ( ) ! Champagne
dropped from ? < iKKNX ( ( ) to $3,000,000 ,
silk laces from ! ? r > ,000,000 to SU.HOO.OOO
nml dieted furs fiom $10,000,000 to
THE VOTING RECORD
OF VICTOR BERGER.
Name Appears Twice as Many Times
on Damocratio Side na on Republican.
The voting record of Representative
Victor 11. Berger of Wisconsin , the
only Socialist member of congress , in
interesting. Mr. Bcrgor Is not bound
by any caucus or conference action ,
and his sole duty is to be a true So
cialist. Thus far no member of either
the Republican or Democratic party
has paired with Mr. Berger. There
fore when ho does not vote ho gets no
credit for pairs.
Mr. Berger answered the first roll
call of the extra session and voted
"present" on the speaker-ship , his party
having no candidate. On the following
day he voted against the previous ques
tion on the rules , but did not vote on
a resolution to consider them. On
April 13 ho voted for the amendment
pf Representative Young to the resolu
tion providing for a constitutional
amendment for the direct election of
United States senators. This amend
ment was n counterpart for the Suther
land amendment hi thu ecnate , now
known as the Brlstow substitute , and
provides for the federal control of elec
tions of senators by a direct vote.
After the defeat of this amendment
Mr. Berger voted for the passage of
The next day ho voted against the.
McCall amendment to the campaign
fund publicity bill nnd for the Jackson
amendment giving the federal court *
Jurisdiction to punish violations of the
act Ho also voted against n motion
to recommit the bill and then voted
against the passage of the bill. On
April 521 Mr. Berger voted for the
passage of the Canadian reciprocity
bill , and on April 27 ho did not vote
on a motion to recommit the roappor *
Mr. Berger voted to table an appeal
from the decision of the chair on the
farmers' free list bill and tbo same-
day voted for Its passage. On May
12 ho voted with the Democrats to ad
journ for three days. On May 17 ho
did not vote on the previous question
for the sugar investigating committee ,
but did vote to recommit the resolu
tion with Instructions to change the
method of its selection. On May 23
ho voted ngninst recommitting the
To date , allowing for questions
where the vote In the house wns nonpartisan -
partisan , Mr. Bcrgcr has voted nearly
twice with the Democrats to once with
the Republicans. This is not an un
natural propoition for an Independent
member , Inasmuch ns the Democrats
nro proposing the legislation. About
the only thing that stands out in his
recoitl Is the fact that ho is opposed
to high tariff duty. In fnvor of iho
broadest po&aiblo llboity for the indi
vidual member of the house nnd for
the initiative , loferendum and iv all
as Indicated In the Ari/ona constitu
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