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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , AUGUST 4 , 1011 ,
Wants Action On Tru t Dill ,
Washington , July 28. Sonntor Ken
yon of lown took stops to Imvo lilt
anti-trust bill brought formally boforc
tbo somite. Ho nuked to linvo tin
committee on Interstate coinincrco ills
charged from" further consideration 01
the bill , The motion will corno up to
Scrlbner Won a Fast Game.
Umpire Hock retaliated from n do
clHlon ho handed down at Tlltlcn r
few days ago , with the Bending bacl
of a runner who touched homo plate
bocaiiHo the batter had struck at r
ball which hit him , Thlu asHurct
Scrlhner'H game with Norfolk In tlu
Hoveuth Inning. Had the score beer
allowed the locals would Imvo beer
one ahead , having made four runs li
that Inning. The game was a splcj
one from start to finish and It tool
Norfolk Just up to the lucky soventl
to fathom Spado's "spit" balls.
Watson and Wagner , the two ne\\ \
local players , found these "spits" nc
mystery and Spade was batted oui
of the box , being replaced by Iluffmnr
In the eighth. Scrlbner's going to bai
In the ninth with a tic ocoro was i
signal for the rooters to "roof bui
this seemed to help matters but verj
little. Bower , who was put In frcsl
to bat for Scrllmer , was nn easy vie
tlm for Bovco who struck him out
Phllbln hit and the ball was let g (
by second. Phllbln reached secant
after Hellers went out frgra Boveo t <
Ollssman. Denslow went to bat nnt
Phllbln reached third on South's error
Standing on homo Denslow held hit
position and just as Bovco was wind
Ing up , Phllbln raced for homo touch
Ing the plato and Hoffman was unnbh
to hold the ball with a batter direct
ly In front of him. Scrlbner was oni
ahead and Denslow's short one pu
him out , Hoffman to GlIsBman.
Wilier , who arrived on the dlamont
late , batted first for Norfolk In tlu
ninth and hit. Stewart of York , ot
llrst for Scrlbner , fumbled and Mlllei
reached first In safety ; Wagner strucl
out and Miller stole ; Dudgeon's loni
fly was met on the run by Nelson am
he was out. Kralm singled and Mil
ler reached third with the crowd yell
ing excitedly ; GHssmnn hit a long oni
to second but ho was slow in reachinf
first. It was a close decision and Urn
plre Rock called him out Just as Jill
ler's feet hit home plate.
Scrilmer AB. It. H. O. A. E
Phllbln , 2b 5 2 3 5
Zellers , 3b 5 1 1 2
Denslow , ss G 0 1 0
Stownrt' , Ib 4 0 0 5
Jensen , c 4 1 2 10 2 <
'Huffmnn , cf nnd p. . 4 1 0 1
Ulryt If 4 0
Spade , p ,3 1
wers , cf 1 0
Totals 35 C 7 23 1C
. Norfolk AB.R.H. O.A.E
Wngner , cf 4 1 1 0 0
Dudgeon , 2b
Krnhn , ss 4 0 1 0 3
Glissmnn , Ib 4 0 ,0 11 0
South , 3b 4 1 1 1 0
Watson , rf 4 1' 3 0 0
Hoffman , c 4 0' 0 10 1
Bovee , p 3 1 0 0 IS
Keleher , cf 2 0 0 0 0
Miller , cf 2 i 1 0 0
Totals 30 o > ' 9 25 23
Score by Innings : R.H.I
Scrlbner 010031001 C 7
Norfolk 000100400 5 9
Summary Two-base hits : Phllbii
Zellers , Denslow , Jenson. Three-bas
bits : Nelson , Wagner , Dudgeoi
Bases"on balls : Off Bovee , 1 ; o
Spade , 2. Struck out : By Bovee , 9
by Spade , 8 ; by Huffman , 1. Left o
bases : Norfolk , S ; Scrlbner , 6. Doi
bio play : Kralm to Dudgeon toGllsi
man. Wild pitch : Spade , 1. Umpln
Rock , Norfolk. Time , 2 hours. A
tendance , 200.
A Ball Team's Schedule.
The Bloomfleld-Wnusa ball club ha
the following games scheduled :
July 27 Coleridge nt Coleridge.
July 28 Laurel at Laurel.
July 29 Wayne at Wayne.
July 30 Norfolk at Norfolk.
July 31 Norfolk at Norfolk.
August 1 Tllden nt Tilden.
August 2 Pierce at Pierce.
August 3 Hnrtington at Crofto :
$100 a side.
August 4 Crelghton.nt . Wausa.
August C Pierce at Bloomfleld.
August 7 Hartington at Wausa.
August 9 Randolph carnival.
August 10 Randolph carnival.
Eleven Innings at Wlnslde.
Winside , Neb. , July 27. Special
The News : Wayne defeated Winsi (
hero yesterday in one of the faste
and hardest fought games ever play <
here. The game lasted eleven innini
and Wayne got three scores wbi <
won them the game.
Batteries for Wayne , Leahy and E
pew , for Winside , Tubbs , Cress ai
Pomeroy. Score 3 to 6. Umpire , Re
Drullnger. Attendance 400.
Sheppard Not so Well.
Lake George , N. Y. , July 27. E
ward A. Sheppard's condition h
again become critical and today I
Abraham H. Jacorabe and Dr. C.
Butler were called into consultatii
by Dr. Hennlng , the attending phy
rian. Dr. Henning said that thou ;
Mr. Sheppard had been losing streng
during the last forty-eight hours ' .
had rallied and though very weak w
Battle Creek , Neb. , July 28. Spec :
to The News : Cecil Funk , the . '
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L.
Funk , who reside east of town , dl
Friday of tuberculosis. The funei
was held Sunday morning at tbo Bi
list church and the remains taken
Tilden for Interment in the family 1
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lund arc he
from Omaha for a visit at their c
homes and with relatives.
The German Frauen-Verein n
with Mrs. H. C. Relf on Main street
The oldest son of Jack Miller is si
with nn attack of appendicitis.
H. H , Heneick of Manisteo , Mic
has not accepted the call as teacher al
the Lutheran school here , and another
call was sent to Prof. A. E. J. Elch
maim nt Alma , Mo.
John A. Wright went , with his fnm
lly to Excelsior Springs , Mo. , Tuesday
They expect to stay a month.
Misses Bertha and Clara Kocstoi
went to Brunswick Tuesday for a vlsll
at the homo of their brother , F. G
Harry Dennis returned last Thurs
day from a two months' visit nt Forl
Collins , Colo. Ho was accompanied
homo by his aunt , Mrs. Peter Andersen
son , and daughter , who will stay her <
for an extended visit with relatives.
Julius Stoln , John Erbat , August
Mnntcy and Edward Brusch came
over by auto from Uloonilleld Monday
for a visit with relatives and friends
On Sunday , August 13 , the now
Lutheran church nt Buffalo Creole will
bo dedicated. Rev. T. J. Vogel Is pas
tor.J. . A. D. Woods , accompanied by hh
son W. H. Woods , arrived hero Sun
day from Grayson county , Va. , for t
visit with his daughters , Mrs. Evar
Grubb , south of Battle Creek , and Mrs
Rush Anderson at Tilden.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Zimmerman ani
daughter , who were visiting hon
about one month nt the home of thoii
daughter , Rev. and Mrs. George Bloe
del , at Battle Creek Heights , returnee
to their homo at Chicago Tuesday.
Mrs. Amanda Sesler is down will
dropsy and at this time is feeling im
Jack Barnes of Cody , Neb. , sold twc
carloads of stock cattle here Satur
FRIDAY FACT a.
S. M. Braden has returned from t
business trip to Chicago.
Mrs. Frey of Fremont is in the cltj
visiting with Mrs. Charles Rice.
S. W. Lackey of Stanton was hon
visiting with his son , R. S. Lackey.
Mrs. J. W. Dietrich is spending r
few weeks with relatives at Waterlot
and Dubuque , la.
Miss Bernlco Whitney o Omaha It
hero visiting her grandfather ant
grandmother , Judge and Mrs. Isaai
Mrs. K. G. Meredith , who has beet
hero visiting with her son , Dr. O. R
Meredith , has returned to her hem <
at Dewitt , la.
Mrs. J. II. Kierstead of Tilden ant
Miss Llla Hawk of Spokane , Wash ,
are visiting at the home of Dr. ant
Traveling Passenger Agents Shield ;
of the Wabash , Hughes of the Mis
souri Pacific and Anderson of the Mil
wnukee railroads were here on busl
ness.Mr. . and Mrs. N. E. Fender am
daughter have returned from a twi
weeks' visit at Duluth , Minn. The ;
leave shortly for Sheridan , Wyo
where they will spend two weeks.
Mrs. Bertha Pilger is visiting wltl
her daughter at the Chase ranch ii
John Koenlgstein , Arthur Koenif
stein and R. A. Mittelstadt made
successful fishing trip to the Wagne
Martin Larsen , an automobile mr
chinist , is suffering from ulceratlon o
the stomach. He is confined to hi
Frank Felger is enjoying n weeK'
vacation. Mr. Felger will finish ou
the week camping with the boy scout
on the Klentz farm.
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Spear wi !
leave Tuesday morning for Rochestei
Minn. , where Mrs. Spenr will underg
n slight surgical operation on he
The 2-montns-old infant son of Mi
and Mrs. Burt Klechner , 410 Sout
Second street , died at 9 o'clock Frlda
morning from cholera infnntura. Th
Infant had been ill for only abov
Foreman Wells of the Northwester
roundhouse has resigned his positlo
nnd will make an extended visit i
New York state. Later he will vis
the western coast. Mr. Wells is su
ceeded by L. Chapman of Clinton , L
The Baptist Sunday school class t
which E. E. Coleman is teacher wi
break camp at the Craig farm tonlgl
and return to the city after four day
successful fishing and camping ,
ten-pound catfish was among tt
The Norfolk ball team went to Wli
side to play the Winside team. De :
ton was to pitch the game and Wa
son , Norfolk's new twirler , was he !
back for Sunday afternoon's gan
here with Bloomfleld. Wausa pla :
s Charles Rice has sent out over 1 (
invitations to his friends nnd custoi
ers who will come to Norfolk durii
the race meet to attend an annu
banquet at the Rice residence. A got
speaker is to address the guests
Mr. Rice , who has made elaborate n
rangements for the entertainment.
Mrs. Henry Busch , wife of the He
ry Busch who recently threatened
kill himself in the old pickle facto :
and at the Fame time kill his entl
family , is critically 111 from the effec
of dropsy. No hopes for her recove :
are entertained. Busch is now in tl
state insane hospital here. 'Local a
thoritles are looking after the famil
The boy scouts were busy gettli
their camp in shape for Friday nft (
noon's inspection and early Saturdi
morning they will break camp an
after a second roll call , march bai
through the city to their homes. Tl
scouts have enjoyed their encara
ment and many of the youngsters c
press their disappointment at tl
swift night of time.
Roy Smith and Frank McMilh
were fined $7.50 in Judge Eiselej
court this morning for being drun
McMillan claimed that he was n
drunk when arrested by Patrolmi
Livingstone , to which plea Judge Ei
ley remarked that it made no dlff <
3 J ence. "It was about time Livingsta :
had arrested someone anyway , " ' ,
t said. Smith claimed he was struck i
I the back of the head with an ice pi
k by someone and that he was n
drunk. His plea did not help hi
. , Both were given until Monday to p
Plans for the camping grounds and
ic placing of tents for the clmutnu
ua season wore completed by Socro'
ary C , C. Gow , who gave out the
nines of those who will spend the
cason camping on the grounds
mong the larger tents to bo put up at
nco are these of the U. C. T. , A. L ,
vllllnn , chautamiua hcarquartcrs anil
efrcshment tent. Among the occu
nnts of the other tents will be : Mrs ,
Jrower , Mr and Mrs. J. A. Bnllnu
yne , Mrs. John Ray , C. C. Gow , Dr ,
[ . J. Cole. , Louis Ledcrer , Mrs. Suitor ,
Irs. Dunn , Mr. Lough , Mrs. Williams
j. M. Beeler , D. Rees , G. T. Sprechcr ,
I. C. Hazon , Rev. W. J. Klrkpatrlck
Inns Vogt , E. Sclffert.
The 14-yenr-old son of Mr. and Mrs
I. Kohlhoff , farmers living olgh !
illcs northeast of the city , was
rought here Friday and placed in
liarge of a physician , who found that
ho boy was suffering with n broken
eg as the result of falling from a tree
u his parents' farm. Young Kohlhofl
vns picking apples in n tree when he
lipped nnd fell , head downward. 111 ?
oot was caught in the crotch of n llml
ml ho hung suspended thcro until
ho heel of his shoe was torn loose
releasing him from his dangerous po
sltlon. The parents did not regard the
injury as serious , but finding the boj
could not walk , they brought him here
The fracture Is not considered a so
U. C. T. Picnic Will Be Fun.
Saturday will be a great day for the
traveling salesmen of Norfolk. It wil
be the occasion of the fourth annua
picnic of Norfolk council No. 120 Unit
ed Commercial Travelers , and elaborate
orate plans have been made for a de
lightful day at the Norfolk Country
club grounds , where the picnic will bt
The day's events begin at 10 a. m
and continue until evening. Ice crean
and lemonade will be served free al
day. By telephoning E. E. Miller
phone Bell A 312 , any time before mid
night tonight arrangements can be
made for the free transportation te
tie grounds of all lunch baskets. Ar
angemcuts have been made with al
ack and taxlcab lines to charge 2E
ents from nny homo to the clul
rounds or the return trip , providing
hero nre two or more passengers
'he traveling men and their wives
nd families particularly the chll
, ren will enjoy this picnic. The com
alttee on arrangements consists o
Jeorge H. Spear , John F. Dunhaver
S. A. Ersklne , H. C. Oldfield and E. E
The forenoon program will bo ai
The Morning fr.ogram.
Address of Welcome C. L. Chaffei
Selection..U. C. T. Ladles' Quartett
Recitation Miss Shirley Engli
Address Frank H. Beeli
Selection Mrs. and Ruth Beebi
Original Poem Mrs. S. F. Ersklm
lane Solo Miss Carrie Thompsoi
\ . Few Minutes With..Frank Connelt ;
lane Solo Dewlt Dunhave
Duet Mr. nnd Mrs. J. E. Ersklm
Address A. W. Hawkim
lane and Violin Duet
Mr. and Mrs. Lou T. Smitl
Whistling Song Leona Scot
$400 Worth of Prizes.
F. G. Gettinger One-half dozei
Black Cat ladies' silk lisle hose.
C. F. Shaw One-half dozen Blncl
Cat gents' silk lisle hose.
L. W. Greer , Standard Oil Co. , Oraa
ha One lamp.
E. H. Larson , Sheboygan Chair Co
Sheboygan One rocker.
C. G. Pruischman , May Bros. , Fre
mont , Neb One case California sllcei
George H. Spear , L. P. Larson Co
Fremont , Neb. One case grape julct
F. H. Scott , Friedmnn , Selby Co
St. Louis One pair Indies' shoes.
Ben T. Reid , Norfolk Shoe Co. , Noi
folk One pnir ladies' oxfords.
C. I. Thompson , Selz Shoe Co. , Ch
cage , 111. One pair misses' shoes.
F. H. Beels , piano tuner , city $
Frank L. Cummlngs , Beebe & Rui
yan , Omaha One blrdseye rocker.
E. E. Miller , Chas. Donovan Co. , Ch
cage , 111. 100 King Alfreds , 100 I
Perco. _ ,
W. E. Shields , Iten Biscuit Co. , Omi
ha Twelve cans Fairy sodas.
D. E. Lutz , Galinsky Bros. , Omaha-
One crate peaches , plums , apricots.
W. E. Brunson , J. H. Haney Co
Omaha One riding bridle.
F. W. Carlisle , Palmer & Co. , Slou
City 100 pkgs. "Yankee Doodle. "
F. A. Neal , Dymond-Simmons Cc
SJoux City One Keen Kutter safet
M. W. Beebe , Wright & Wllhelm ;
Omaha One manicure set.
C. M. Uhllg , Lee Glass Andreese
Co. , Omaha One steel fishing rod.
S. H. Anderson , David Cole Ce
Omaha 500 Idlewilde cones.
J. W. Oliver , Wm. Tackaberry Ce
Sioux City Five Mb. Barrington Ho
John Kelly , Warfleld-Pratt-Howe
Co. Five Mb. Royal H. coffee.
E. T. Brown , Hornlck , Hess
Moore , Sioux City One ebony ha
W. S. Schee , Western Supply Ce
Lincoln One bath spray brush.
L. M. Borovlak , Hargreaves Me
Co. , Lincoln 100 H. M. C. cigars.
V. st C. Mitchell , Central Candy C
Two 2-lb. American Beauty choc
Jas. T. Thompson , H. B. Glover Ct
Dubuque , la. One pair ladies' paj
mas , one pair gent's pajamas.
John O. Triganza , Manchester Bl
cult Co. , Sioux Falls , S. D. Nen
F. D. Smith , Interstate Rubber Ct
Omaha One gent's rubber coat.
F. N. Connelly , Geo. M. Conway C <
Sioux City 100 Robt. Burns cigars.
S. A. Erskine , McCord-Brady Ci
Omaha One dozen bottles stuffed <
Frank D. Lowry , J. Lehmer , Omal
Ono electric toaster.
Julius Degner , Knapp & Spencc
Sioux City One fishing reel.
R. E. Chaffee , Swift & Co. Fi'
boxes fancy toilet eoap.
Chas. E. Hartford ( by personal re
uest ) , city Ono U. C. T. shnvint
Donations amounting In value tc
ere than $400 have been made by
Norfolk traveling salesmen as prizes
or the afternoon athletic events. Fol
owing are the donations :
Engle & Culbertson , $5 ; A. D. Per
gen , $1 ; H. C. Oldfleld , $1 ; E. A
looro , $1 ; W. A. LafTln. $3 ; F. B. Low
s , $2 ; W. E. Rousey , $1 ; C. A. Blake
oy , $2 ; C. E. Doughty , $1 C. L. Chat
ee , $2 ; Bruce R. Ramer , $1 ; John F
Dunhaver , $1 ; C. W. Potter , $1 ; C. H
Taylor , $2 ; S. F. Ersklno , $2 ; H. L
Iltcholl , $1 ; R. N. Zimmerman , $1 |
V. W. Hawkins , $1.50 ; A. Rnndklev
Here's a list of the afternoon's con
Little girls' foot race (7 ( to 10 years ]
First prize , girl's shoes ; scconi
rize , $1 doll ; third prize , 75c doll.
Little boys' race ( 10 years or un
or ) First prize , big ball ; secom
rlzo , ( every contestant will bo glvei
bull ) .
Ladles' foot race"free ( for an Flrsi
irlze , electric toaster ; second prize
adles' oxfords ; third prize , two paii
adles' hose ; fourth prize , two pound !
American Beauty chocolates.
Men's potato race First prize , fish
ng reel ; second prize , Keen Kuttei
afety razor ; third prize , three pain
ese ; fourth prize , twenty-five Kint
Cracker eating contest ( free for all ]
First prize , ebony hair brush ; sec
nd prize , two pounds chocolates
bird prize , ono basket fruit.
Boys' sack race First prize , on <
all and bat ; second prize , one ball.
Ladies' nail driving contest Firs
irlze , ono stand lamp ; second prize
ocker ; third prize , two pairs sill
lose ; fourth prize , one-half dozei
Heed peaches ; fifth prize , one-thin
ozcn bottles stuffed olives.
Little girls' foot race ( C years ant
mder ) First prize , 75c doll. ( Ever :
contestant gets a doll. )
Larger girls' foot race (10 ( years ant
ver ) First prize , one pair ladles
hoes ; second prize , two pairs sill
lose ; third prize , one pound Barring
ton Hall coffee ; fourth prize , two has
Sand pile race for children.
Men's foot race ( free for all Firs
prize , one gent's rubber coat ; secont
) Hze , fishing rod ; third prize , twenty
Ivo Robt. Burns cigars.
Needle threading contest Firs
) Hze , blrdsoye maple rocker ; secom
prize , ono bath spray brush ; thin
prize , two bottles grape Juice ; fourtl
prize , two pounds Royal H. coffee.
Cup race ( for men ) First prize
ono pair pajamas ; second prize , twen
y-fivo El Perco cigars ; third prize
ifty H. M. C. cigars ; fourth prize , twi
Ladles' ball throwing contest Firs
prize , manicure set ] second prize , la
lies' pajamas ; third prize , one baske
'ruit ; fourth prize , two pounds Bai
rington Hall coffee.
Fat men's race First prize , one rid
ng bridle ; second prize , twenty-flvi
31 Percos ; third prize , twenty-fivi
Robt. Burns ; fourth prize , two bottle ;
Boys' potato race First prize , threi
> alrs silk hose ; second prize , two bas
cets fruit ; third prize , twenty-fivi
tobt. Burns cigars.
Ladies' tug of war ( married ladle
vs. single ladles ) Prize , olives.
Ladies' wheelbarrow contest Firs
prize , one pair ladies' shoes ; secom
tirize , $3 piano tuning ; third prize
one-half dozen sliced peaches ; fourtl
prize , two pounds Royal H. coffee.
Fungo hitting ( free for all Firs
prize , one shaving mug ; second prize
one-half dozen sliced peaches-thin ;
irize , two baskets fruit ; fourth prize
twenty-five Robt. Burns cigars.
Men's golf contest First prize , fift ;
King Alfreds ; second prize , one-hal
dozen sliced peaches ; third prize , on
pound Barrington Hall coffee ; fourt'
prize , ono pound Royal H. Coffee.
Ball game ( U. C. T. vs. Elks- )
Prlze , one can Fairy sodas to eac
player on winning team.
Corn Needs Some Rain.
"Corn will need rain within the nes
few days , if ears are to be made. Ha
is a short crop. "
This Is the version of the crop situ :
tlon as expressed by J. M. Askey c
Norfolk , who is well versed in fan
It is sahl that in the hay countr
around Bnssett and Newport , hay i
being contracted for right now at $1
per ton , which will make it muc
higher than that when retailed i
"I have 250 acres of hay near Plali
view , " this man said , "and where :
usually goes two and a half tons t
the acre , it is going only a ton thl
year , " Mr. Askey said.
Shungopavi , Indian Magician.
Shungopavl , whose name slgnlfie
"the land of the beautiful reeds , " is
full-blood Moqui Indian , a descendai
of the "cliff dwellers , " pre-historl
man. Ho is a brilliant scholar , hume
1st and wit , and speaks English fit
ently , as well as several other lai
guages. Appearing in full Indian r
gnlln , his entertainment consists of a
evening devoted to the history nnd 1
gends of his race and native India
magic , which is most mystifying. H
is truly a wonder-worker , nnd wl
bring to the platform a most nevi
and pleasing entertainment He wi
reappear this year at the cbautauqu
IN AIR FOUR HOURS.
MIneola , L. I. , July 28. St. Cro :
Johnstone , the Chicago aviator , broV
the American endurance records ft
monoplanes and biplanes when be r
mained in the air for four hours , 01
minute and fifty-three and three-quo
ters seconds , circling the nvintlc
course of about five miles thirty-nit
times. He was compelled to allgl
before his fifty gallons of gasolii
were consumed because of engii
trouble In his all-American Molssai
monoplane. The previous Americr
record , made at San Francisco on Ja
uary 20 last , was made by Parmele
his record being three hours thirty
nine minutes and forty-nine nnd n half
Although his engine was skipping
badly , Johnetono said ho could have
remained aloft much longer.
"I had taken some sandwiches up
with me , " ho said , "but when I came
to eat them , I found them soaked with
oil. I was very hungry and came down
to get something to cat. "
Counting gasoline , oil and ncccsso'
rlcs , with his own weight , Jolinstone
carried about COO pounds' of weight In
his flight , which was made at a rate
close to sixty miles nn hour , nnd about
300 feet abovn the ground In n gentle
breeze. The flight was made In large
circles around the town.
Alnsworth Minister Weds.
West Point , Neb. , July 29. Special
to The News : The innrlngo of Rev ,
J. C. Eggert of Alnsworth to Miss
Helen Lel'mcr , eldest daughter ol
Rev. and Mrs. M. Lelmer of the Rock
Creek German Lutheran church vrnt
solemnized by Rev. H. F. Eggert ol
Deshler , Nob. , father of the groom , at
the church of the bride's father north'
west of this city. The newly wedded
pair will make their home at Alns
worth , the groom being pastor of the
USED MAILS TO DEFRAUD.
Exploitation of Alleged New Tannlnc
Progess , Comes to Grief.
Now York , July 29. The explolta
tlon of nn alleged new process foi
tanning leather , which Induced several
thousand persons all over the country
to invest $420,000 in stock of the Am
erlcnn Tanning company , was abrupt
ly ended when postofflce inspectors
raided the company's offices here and
arrested four of its promoters. En
gene S. Robinson , Adam Hoch , F. C ,
Canfleld and G. Herbert Smith were
charged with using the mails to de
Robinson , who is said to have con
ducted most of his business under the
name of H. R. Raymond , is secretary
of Henry N. Roach & Co. , which concern -
corn , it is charged , acted as selling
agency for the tanning company.
The American Tanning company or
gnnlzed in May , 1909 , a year ago went
into the hands of a receiver and com'
plaints from Investors started the in
vestlgation that resulted in today'E
REORGANIZE FRENCH ARMY.
New Move Said to be Culmination ol
Years of Progress.
Ramboillet , France , July 28. At the
l conclusion of the cabinet meeting to
day when President FalHerles presided
ed , two official announcements were
The first was that Foreign Secretary
DeSelves , in explaining to his col
leagues the external political situation
had said affairs between Franco ant ]
Germany were proceeding normally.
The second announcement was thai
the cabinet had decided on reorganlza
tlon of the army , which represents
"the crowning of the military worh
pursued by the republic lor the lasl
forty years. "
One occasion for the reorganlzatlor
Is the resignation of Gen. V. Mlche
as commander in chief because of the
differences with his colleagues ovei
the program of the national defense
The superior council of war , composec
of generals of the army , continues , bul
the vice presidency , which was belt
by Michel , will be abolished. A chief
ship of general staff carrying practic
ally the supreme command in time o :
war is created instead and Gen. J. J
C. Joffre will be appointed to the lat
New U. P. Depot Looks Like a Joke
Ten days have como and gone foui
times since the promise by a loca1 of
flclal of the M. & O. and Union Paclfli
Railroad companies that "within ter
days , something definite will be learn
ed concerning a new depot. " Th <
same official now reports that outsldi
of a notice that the railroad "was stil
working on the depot proposition" h <
has had no definite news concernlnj
the new building to give out.
When employes of the Union Pa
clfic and M. & O. roads are asket
about the new proposed depot , thej
pass the question off as a "joke.1
Some even say that they do not be
lieve a depot will be built.
HIS POTATOES O. K.
Brown County Farmer Says Hay Cro |
There Is Fair , Too.
"I1 will have an excellent crop of pa
tatoes and a fair crop of oats , althougl
the hay is not as good as it was las
year. Corn and oats are burned up. '
This is the crop report concernini
a portion of Brown county asbrough
to Norfolk by D. R. Moon , a farme
living twenty-six miles south of Alns
Mr. Moon believes with Presiden
Taft that reciprocity will not injur
the American farmer because the pric
of grain depends upon Liverpool ratl
er than upon Canadian markets am
he believes relief from the cost of li\
ing will result and other commoditie
such as lumber , etc. "I think Taft ha
made a better president than Roosevelt
velt and he has surprised me with hi
fearlessness , " said Mr. Moon.
HANNA'S BROTHER ON STAND.
New York , July 28. L. C. Henna o
Cleveland , O. , a brother of the lat
Mark A. Hanna , today told to th
house of representatives committee o
inquiry into the United States Stee
corporation his version of events cor
nected with the absorption of the Ter
nessee Coal and Iron company by th
steel corporation in 1907.
The inquiry into that transactioi
initiated in Washington more than
month ago , will be pursued here fo
several days. Mr. Hanna was one o
the managers of the Tennessee con
pany before the merger. E. W. Oglt
bay of Cleveland , who also was cor
nected with the Tennessee Coal an
Iron syndicate , will follow Mr. Hann
on the witness stand , He Is now
director of the Republic Iron and Stcc
The hearing was In the commlttei
room in the aldormanlc chamber.
SHOT DOWN BY ASSASSIN.
Man Killed nnd Wife Seriously Hurl
Bodies Put on Track.
Weleotka , Out. , July 28. Shortly be
fore daylight an unidentified man she
'and killed Roy Boatrlght near her
and after shooting Mrs. lloalrlgh
three times attacked her. The Boa !
rights were returning from a danc
when fired upon.
After the attack upon the womni
the assassin dragged the dead body ti
Boatrlght and the unconscious wife t
the railroad track , and placing their
across the rails , fled. Mrs. Boatrlgh
regained consciousness , and after tnl
ing the body of her husband from th
rails crawled a half n mlle to the horn
of n neighbor nnd told her story.
The slayer of Bontrlght was trackc
to this place and bloodhounds are no\
being brought hero to take up th
Train Frightens Horses.
Nlobrara , Neb. , July 29. Special t
The News : Mrs. Frank Nelson an
daughter , Miss Winifred , had rathe
n narrow escape from what iiilgh
have been a serious accident whtl
driving to Verdlgre Wednesday , wher
Miss Nelson was to assist at a mi :
slcal entertainment. Their horses be
cnmo frightened at an approachin
train while both were nonrlng a rnl
road crossing. They Jumped from th
buggy nnd the team was stopped will
In ten feet of the crossing. No on
was Injured , and as soon as the trai
passed on the team was caught by
farmer living near and the ladles rt
mimed their journey.
The local members of Ionic chaptci
No. 172 , O. E. S. , and their famtlie
enjoyed an all-day picnic nt the Islnn
Park club house the 2Cth inst. Th
day was most pleasantly spent an
the crowd was not ready to rctur :
when the busses arrived at 8 p. m.
William Smith. 83 years of ago nn <
father of Al Smith , was buried fior
the Presbyterian church at 2 o'cloc
Friday afternoon. For many year
Mr. Smith supplied the townspeopl
with garden vegetables and strawbei
ries. lie was. very active until abou
three years ago , when his eyesigb
began falling rapidly , and for bom
time he had been In feeble health.
Sam Baker , who has been employe
for several months at Hadar by th
Edwards & Bradford Lumber Co. , hn
been transferred to Primrose. II
spent last Friday visiting home folk !
"W. N. Gardener last week move
into his new home at the corner c
Third and Wnlther streets.
Harry Mason of Long Pine returne
home last Saturday evening , afte
looking after the interests of Berger'
cash store , during the absence of Mi
and Mrs. George E. Matson on the !
annual vacation trip. Mr. and Mrs
Matson returned Sunday.
Frank Selms , jr. , had the bones c
his arm cracked in three places las
Saturday evening while attempting t
ride n broncho.
J. S. Stewart of Tilden came up Sa
urday afternoon from Tilden for
visit at the home of Alfred Bnnta.
Miss Vina. Lytle of Tilden visited i
town last Saturday.
Miss Blanche Reynolds returne
home last Thursday after a few day :
visit with Miss Verna Nesbit.
Deith & Overstreet , who were i
Meadow Grove with the moving pii
ture outfit last week , returned horn
Henry Rose came up from Lorett
last Sunday for a visit with his brothe
Monday evening the Epworth lengii
held a business meeting in the has
ment of the Methodist church , t
which time they elected delegates t
attend the district convention to I
held in Nellgh during the chautnuqu ;
on the 10th nnd llth of August. Iva
Torpln and Dean Leach were electe
as delegates , with Myrtlce Bralnai
and E. R. Schiemann as alternates.
LeRoy Strlngfellow came up froi
Wesleyan university Monday evenin
to spend the week visiting home folk
Miss Lula Bicknell of Randolii
transacted business In town lastTue
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Berger nnd Mis
Mnson of Long Pine nre in tow
spending the week invoicing thestoe
in Berger's cash store.
George Sweet was an afternoon pa
senger to Stuart Wednesday.
Mrs. H. H. Christensen was in tow
from Elgin Wednesday visiting frient
Miss Lillian Atwood of Montros
S. D. , and Miss Lillian Atwood of As
land , Neb. , nieces of Mrs. H. W. Du
ham , are visiting at the home of I
The Oakdale people have bougl
very few automobiles compared wil
surrounding towns , most of our su
plus money having been put into gee
roads and general development of tl
town this year. One or two ha
bought some fast balky horses , J
they cost a great deal less , and whe
ever they balk the owners obtain mue
greater satisfaction swearing nt the
than the automobile people do , for tl
reason that the horse can hear ar
the automobile cannot The horse ct
break the speed limit just as well i
the automobile. The fine is just <
great and the notoriety as great , i
when the speed limit is broken wil
an automobile. It doesn't cost i
much to keep the horse as it does tl
automobile and it is almost as din
work to take care of it. People antU
pating buying an automobile ought i
take into consideration that they CE
buy a balky horse with lots of spec
for less money.
Irving Strlngfellow and Will Job
son left the first of the week for Om
ha , expecting to bring back with the
Sculling Champion Wlni.
Sidney , N. S. W. , July 29. Rlchai
Arnst of New Zealand , the world
champion , defeated Harry Pearc
champion of Australia , in a race on
tlm I'urnmuttu nur for inu uorlUB
sculling clminploiiHlilp today.
The time , 17 minutes and 40 seconds
ends , Is record for the course. The
illstnnco was three mllcH and 300
Shepard IB Dead.
Lake George , N. Y. , July 29. Ed-
wnrd Morse Shopnrd , the well known
New York lawyer and democratic po
litical leader , who had boon 111 slnco
the contraction of a cold In Now York
on Juno 1C , died nt his summer homo
hero at G o'clock last night of pnou-
Valentino Normal Picnic.
Valentine , Neb. , July 28. Special to
The News : The Valentino Junior nor
mal hold tholr annual picnic at Perry
Falls , n place about ten miles east
of here , nnd there were about seventy-
Hvo teachers and friends present. All
report n rlproarlng time , a big feed , a
? amo of Indoor baseball between the
faculty and the students , na well as
climbing the falls and viewing the
beautiful scenery close around there.
All together went to make n day that
will bo remembered by all attending.
They returned nt nbout 8 o'clock In
HE ATTACKED GOV. WILSON.
So New York Democratic State Chair
man IB Asked to Resign.
Seagirt , N. J. , July 28. Taking cog-
niznnco of nn alleged denunciation of
Gov. Woodrow Wilson by James R.
Nugent , chnlrmnn of the democratic
state committee , at u private dinner
of politicians Tuesday night , nine of
the twenty-one members of the com
mittee drafted n formal demand for
the resignation of Chairman Nugent.
The bitterness of Nugent against Gov.
Wilson , it Is stated , dates back to the
recent senatorial fight. Nugout's re
marks were meant only for the com
pany present , ho asserted , hut they
obtained publicity and created a stir
among other members.
Welsh Strike Settled.
Cardiff , Wales , July 28. The dock
ers' strike was settled late last night.
The strike had Involved the Welsh
coal miners and paralyzed almost the
trade of South Wales ! In addition it
gave rise to serious riots.
Mrs. Amanda Scssler.
Battle Creek , Neb. , July 28. Special
to The News : Mrs. Amanda Sessler
died at C o'clock this morning after n
prolonged slego of nsthmn and dropsy.
She hnd been 111 for years. Mrs. Sess
ler , who was C5 years old , came to Bat
tle Cieck from Virginia thirty years
ago. Her husband , W. II. II. Bossier ,
died several years since. Mrs. Sess
ler is survived by two daughters
Mrs. John James of Clearwater and
Mrs. D. L. James bf Tilden and three
sons Zed Sessler of Battle Creek ,
James Sessler of Creighton , both mar
ried , and Tom Sessler , single , who
lived with his mother. No funeral ar
rangements have yet been made.
Vandalism * at Valentine.
Valentine , Neb. , July 28. Special to
The News : Some miscreants played
havoc in the school yard here the
other night by cutting up about seven
ty feet of hose Into little short lengths
nnd otherwise destroyllng property.
The school board has offered $50 re
ward to any one that will give Information
mation leading to the arrest of the
party or parties who did the mischief
and they also have closed the yard to
every ono without they have the con
sent of the school board.
The school board has nt last hired
the full number of tenchers for the
high school here. They are as fol
lows : Superintendent , G. W. Eaton
of Fremont , Neb. ; principal , Mabel
Helzer of this city ; assistant princi
pal , Hattie Brown. The other grades
will be taught by Miss Elizabeth Carrel
rol , Miss Stucky , Miss Bertha Gordon ,
Miss Van Credoll and Miss Joyce.
The citizens of Valentine are put
ting every effort into making the fra
ternal picnic , corn show and farm-
ers' institute , which is to be held here
in the city park , September C to 9 in
clusive , four days of the biggest kind , .
possible. The park is fitted with a \
big dancing pavilion and all kinds of
wnter sporls will be had also and
there will not be a dull moment from
start to finish.
REBELS TAKE VITAL POINT.
Port Au Prince , Haiti , July 28. It
is rumored that Aux Cayes , President
Simon's home town , has fallen into
the hands of the revolutionists. If
this is true , it is a severe blow to
Considerable activity is noticeable
among the soldiers in the palace
grounds , the significance of which can
not be learned but the stir is believ
ed to have some bearing on events
likely to transpire within the next
Advices from Port De Palx on the
northern coast indicate uneasiness at
that point and the American cruiser
Chester has gone there from Capo
Haitien. A crisis in the government
appears to bo gradually approaching.
It is impossible to say which revolu
tionary party wil gain control at the
capital in the event that Simon is over
thrown. Leconte , who is in control
of Cape Haitien , and is reported to
have sent a force against Gonaives
to occupy that town for him , seems
to be the strongest rebel chief out
side this district
The American warships off the
coast of Haiti began an active patrol
of the country's Bhores. The scout
cruiser Chester , which has been as
signed to safeguard foreign life and
property on the northern coast , sail
ed from Cape Haitien for Port De
Paix , where it is reported serlouo
The gunboat Peorla is cruising down
the western coast. Because of rumors
of trouble nt Jeremle on the lower
western coast , the gunboat Petrel hau
been dispatched to that locality. The
Des Moines nnd Petrel will look out
for conditions in the south.