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T1IK NORFOLK WEEKLY NINVSJOUHNALFJtlDAY , AUGUST 18 , Jflll.
\ For Congres * ' End.
Washington , AUK. IB. Adjournment
of tlio present session of congress
August 22 nt 4 p. in. was provided for
In iv concurrent resolution offered to-
ilny by Senator 1'euroso of Pcnnsyl-
vnnln , chnlrmnn of the llmuice com
South Side Newt ,
Mr. and Mrs. T. 0. Wood nnd three
children and Miss Julia Slaina arrived
home laHt evening from Geddes , S. D. ,
where they spent the past two weeks
with Mr. Woods' sister , Mrs. Graham.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Webb nnd two children
left Sunday noon for Albion for a visit
with Mrs. Webb's ulster.
Miss Ella Moollck nnd brother Har
ry left for n week's visit with their
uncle , J. T. Moollck , at North Bend.
Archie Campbell got his flnged bndly
mashed while working between n tank
ivnd an engine at the shops yesterday.
Billy Blnnd , while putting In n pnlr
of wheels nt Dallas , got his hand
caught between the wheels and bndly
While plnylng about the cellnr nt
the home of his sister , Mrs. Jnck Me-
drnnc , yesterday , Willie Grotty fell
Into the cellar , struck some sharp ob
ject nnd cut n large ugly gash In his
leg. A physician was called and
found that several stitches were re-
Mr. Welsh Is on the sick list.
Paul Kummer has resigned his po-
ultlon nt the Northwestern shops.
Miss Tlllle Knight went to Anoka
Burke Claims Rosebud Belt.
Burke , S. D. , Aug. 15. Special to
The News ; The Burke ball team hns
ndded two more victories to their well
nigh perfect score for the season.
The team went to Dlxon nnd beat the
Dlxon team with n score of 4 to 1 , and
Sunday they went to Bonesteel nnd
took the team of that town down the
line to the tune of 9 to 1. This makes
three games straight won from the
Dlxon team nnd two out of three from
Done&teel. Under the circumstances
Burke feels Justified In asking Bone
steel to renege from her claim of chnm
pionshlp In the Rosebud country. It
Is true that Bonesteel has won more
iv games than she has lost this season ,
but she hns done so against teams
that Burke would scarcely waste time
on. Bonesteel proved easy pickings
for Dixon , while Dlxon had no show
with Burke. The last four games that
Burke hns played she has allowed a
total of four runs to the opposing
Stlner , Burke's big center fielder ,
was the big noise with his trusty war
club , making two doubles , n three-
bngger and n home run out of five
times up. Burke started with its us
ual rush and made six scores in the
first inning. But four scores have
been made off the Burke team In the
last four gnmes played.
Score by innings : R. H. E.
Bonesteel 000001000 1 7 3
Burke & 0010021 0 9 12 1
Bntterles : Bonesteel , Rustemeyer
nnd Knppleuian ; Burke , Miller nnd-EH-
ston. Attendance , 500. Umpire , "Law.
Dorsey 2. Niobrara 1.
Verdel , Neb. , Aug. 15. Special to
The News : One of the fastest games
of ball ever seen on the Verdel diamond
mend was pulled off here Saturday at
the old settlers picnic. For seven In
nings the two teams battled -without
either one getting a score , but when
the smoke had cleared away In the
ninth Inning the score stood , Dorsey 2 ,
Niobrara 1. Batteries : Nlobrnra ,
Benter and Mnckey ; Dorsey , Carr nnd
Verdlgre 3 , Spencer 1.
Vcrdlgre , Neb. , Aug. 15. Special to
The News : In one of the fastest and
best played games ever played on the
local diamond , Verdlgre defeated
Spencer by the score of 3 to 1. The
feature of the game wns the pitching
of Klnppnl , who allowed but three
Bcattered hits. Batteries : Verdigre ,
Klnppal nnd Barta ; Spencer , Swindler
nnd Adklns. Time of game , 1 hour
nnd 1C minutes. Umpire , Martin.
ARRESTS HER HUSBAND.
Hoskins Woman Comes to Norfolk on
His Trail and Searches Him Out.
Jacob H. Schlack , a Hosklns saloon
keeper , was In Jail over night In Nor
folk on complaint of bis wife , who
found him nt Ruby White's resort
here. Schlack was fined $9.60 by
Judge Elseley. He was very drunk
Mrs. Schlack sought the services of
the police force In trying to locate her
husband , but was told by one of the
officers that no assistance would be
given unless she would put up $1 for
cab fare. She had no money and se
cured the services of a lawyer. Con
stable Flynn took the warrant and
made the arrest. Schlack paid his
County Treasurer F. A. Petersor
was here from Madison.
A. E. Ward of Madison was In the
city to attend the circus.
Miss Anne Welsh is visiting Mrs
M. J. Davenport In Valentine for several
Archie Donovan of the Mndlsor
Star-Mail was In the city , during the
day on business.
Mrs. E. L. Fix has decided to move
to South Dakota , where she will livt
with her parents.
F. J. Hale , wife and daughter left al
noon for Red Cliff , Colo. , where thej
will remain three or four weeks.
Mr. nnd Mrs. D. C. Chase and Judge
Cowan nnd Miss Mnckey of Stantor
motored to Norfolk to see the circus
Several extra policemen were 01
duty during the day.
J. H. Vanscork is moving from 31 !
South Fifth street to 1214 Madison av
The Nebraska stnlllon reglstrntloi
board meets nt Lincoln at 2 p. ra. to
day , and upon request of the board Di
V McKlin left on the early train to confer
for with them at the meeting.
Rev. F. C. Tnylor from Central Cit ;
has come to make his home In Nor
folk. He locates here as general mis
sionary north of the 1'lntte of the diocese
cese of Nebraska for the Episcopal
K. F. Hawkins , who has been visit
ing with Cl. L. Carlson since Satur
day , left for his home nt Seymour ,
Tex. , last evening , taking with him
three Belgian horses which he pur
chased while here.
Two runnwnys crented excitement
yesterday. A team belonging to I. T.
Cook ran several blocks on Norfolk
avenue and nnother pnlr of horses
made n dnsh on South Fourth street
but were stopped by n mnn who mnde
n nervy lunge nt the animals.
The one-year-old BOH of Mr. and
Mrs. Knrl Stefnn Is suffering from the
mumps n a result of the Injury sus
tained several dnye ago when he fell
onto the apron of the mllldam and
was badly hurt. But for the timely
rescue by a young man who saw the
child fall , he would have slipped off
the apron into eighty feet of water.
Never has Norfolk seen so many
automobiles assembled In the city nt
one time ns during circus dny. Scores
nnd hundreds of cars pointed their
noses toward Norfolk from many
neighboring towns and all local gar
ages were choked with the visiting
machines while dozens of them were
allowed to stand along the sides of
Norfolk has one man who believes
that going without a hat Is good for
the head nnd who Is not afraid to
stand by his convictions. G. T.
Sprecher , manager of the Norfolk of
fice of the Nebraska Telephone com
pany , goes hatless to his work in the
morning , hatless to lunch at noon and
hatless back again , no matter how
blistering the sun.
Circus Day in Norfolk.
The parade was a magnificent dis
play and was pronounced by the great
throng who saw it to be perhaps the
best ever seen In Norfolk. Six bands ,
a great herd of elephants , a bunch of
well fed camels drawing n wagon and
a Santa Claus , were unique featuies.
The crowds began crowding on the
show grounds for the afternoon per
formance. General admission tickets
to the circus sold for 50 cents , re
served seat tickets for 75 cents and
grand stand chairs for $1.
There are riders , acrobats , clowns ,
aerialists and tumblers from every
country on the face of the earth. Each
artist has his own individual charac
teristics to distinguish him. There Is
not a moment during the three hours
of the show that is not occupied in
the presentation of some novelty that
has engaged the attention of Euro
pean circus goers. In one of these
numbers the three rings are occupied
at one time by the best trained ele
phants. The big beasts have learned
to play tunes that are not at all sim
ple on sets of Swiss bells. At one time
they form themselves into three migh
ty pyramids. The uppermost elephant
is twenty feet from the ground. Dur
ing 'this formation fifteen trained dogs
enter the ring. Each perches itself
on the uplifted trunk of an elephant.
It is'n novel'and pretty sight.
Captain Webb's two troupes of
trained seals nnd sea lions are an
other wonderful achievement. These
remarkable animals , by some mysteri
ous system of teaching , have mas
tered all the arts known to the best of
human circus performers.
The somersault automobile is a real
He Brains All Three ?
Tecumseh , Neb. , Aug. 16. It now Is
the theory of the authorities here that
E. E. Hesse , the bridge foreman at
whose house the bodies of his wife
and stepdaughter were dug from an
old well yesterday , also murdered bin
wife's former husband , and further ex
cavations are being made In a search
for the body. Hesse was Jealous ol
John McMasters , from whom Mrs ,
Hesse had been divorced , and resent
ed McMasters' visits to the house to
see Junita McMasters , his 17-year-old
daughter , whose body was found with
that of Mrs. Hesse.
It Is believed that McMasters went
to the house and that Hesse brained
the three with a club or an axe , then
threw their bodies into the well and
burned the bouse to hide traces ol
Both women's skulls were crushed
McMasters has never been seen since
the women disappeared.
The coroner's Jury , after being ID
an all night's session , held that Mrs
Hesse and her daughter were mur
dered by Hesse and an effort to ap
prehend him is being made.
The Hesse residence was destroyed
by fire during the night of July 26
1910. Hesse claimed he was asleep it
a bunk car in the Burlington yards
here at the time of the fire and ex
plained the absence of his wife ant
daughter from home by asserting thej
were tnking medlcnl trentment in Lin
coin. The house wns totnlly destroyed
nnd before night Hesse had the wel
filled with dirt.
Neighbors were suspicious of hli
haste , and after a lapse of more thai
n year Induced Sheriff Roberts to ex
plore the well. Boring began today
and at a depth of twenty feet the au
ger brought to the surface a fragment
of a woman's underskirt a foot square
and several pieces of putrid humai
flesh. The auger was immediately
withdrawn and the worke'rs will re
move the dirt with bucket and shovel
Sheriff Roberts expressing confident
that human cadavers are hidden in tb <
well and should be recovered befon
Hesse disappeared from Tecumsel
shortly after the fire and the author !
ties have no trace as to his where
Boy Beggars Hold up Trains.
Paris , Aug. 15. Coses of sabotagi
on the railways , chiefly the cutting o
telegraph wires , continue. One a
Cherbourg thnt endangered five train
with passengers for trans-Atlantl
ships had n peculiar origin. A trooi
of small boys that used to beset th <
' -3 *
In the station begging for
pennies became so much of a nuis
ance that they were shut out. Then
the- boys decided to hold up the trains
half n mile outside the station with
the hope of getting pennies there , so
they cut the signal wires.
Gene Sullivan Wins In Second.
Buttv , Neb. , Aug. 10. Gene Sulli
van , the O'Neill lightweight , defeated
Ed Hampton of Butte , nn English wel
terweight , In the second round of a
scheduled ten-round bout hero last
night before n good sized crowd. Sul
livan hail the better of the first round
and In the second round landed n left
uppercut which sent Hampton dazed
against the ropes , then swinging n
smashing hook to the Jaw Sullivan
put out his man for n twelve-minute
sleep. Coyne of O'Neill was referee.
Several ladles and a number of O'Neill
fight fans were In the crowd.
West Point Fete Night.
West Point , Neb. , Aug. 16. Special
to The News : The business section
of West Point was alive on Monday
evening with lights , music nnd flow
ers , the occasion being the public
opening of the new offices and ex
change of the Nebraska Telephone
company. For some time n force of
expert workmen have been busily en
gaged In Installing the elaborate and
up-to-date plant which was completed
on Monday and thrown open to the in
spection of the public. The office Is
located on the second floor of the new
Meier building on Park street occupy
ing rooms of on area of 24x60 feet.
The location Is central and convenient
being only one-half block from the
business center of the city. All the
latest and best Improvements in elec
trical science have been utilized In
this plant and were shown and ex
plained to the large crowd of visitors ,
patrons and friends of the company
who thronged the building by Messrs.
Gay and Ralnbolt , telephone experts
assisted by Mr. Bailey , of the field
force. Miss Craig , traveling chief
operator , was In charge of the switch
board during the evening.
The new quarters are elegantly
equipped with waiting rooms , manag
er's office , rest rooms for the opera
tors , toilet rooms and all conveniences
for the public and the staff.
During the evening the West Point
Cadet band discoursed music and val
uable souvenirs were distributed to
the patrons and a profusion of flowers
to the ladles while the children were
given fifty pounds of candy. The
large attendance present and the feel
ing of good fellowship everywhere ap
parent was very gratifying to the of
ficers of the company , indicating , as
it did the cordial relations existing be
tween this corporation and the citizens
of West Point. Over 600 telephones
are in actual , active operation in this
exchange. The phenomenal growth or
this business and the success of the
company here Is largely due to the
Indefatigable and well directed efforts
of special agent F. Sonnenscheln , com
mercial manager G. C. Nitz , plant
manager Henry Hunker and Miss
Clara Remm , chief operator. Each
has vied with the other in building
up the business of the company anc
retaining the friendship and good
will of the patrons.
The offices , Inside ana out were brll
liantly illuminated during the recep
Sioux City , la. , Aug. 10. Judge Da
vid Mould of the district court , In
banding down his decision on the Con-
ly Moon law test case upholds the
constitutionality of the Moon law and
declares that all saloon permits Issued
by the city council in excess of one to
1,000 residents for the period after the
first of last July are illegal.
The case will be immediately filed
In the supreme court. The abstracts
ore now ready and will be filed by Sat
urday. This will permit of the case
being beard in the September term.
The new statement of general con
sent was accepted by the city council
on December 20 , 1910 , but the number
of saloons in the city which may op
erate under that statement of consent
is limited to one in l.OQO persons ,
states the opinion. This places the
Conly resolution of consent with those
renewals which expired on July 1.
Killed In a Well.
Valentine , Neb. , Aug. 16. Special to
The News : Perry Bryant , a man of
, about 50 years of age , living up on the
north table , got hit on the head with
a rock while cleaning out an old well.
He wab down about 100 feet when the
rock became dislodged and fell , strik
ing him on the top of the head , ren-
derlng him unconscious. He was
I taken from the well and a doctor sent
for , but he remained unconscious most
of the night and died Tuesday fore
noon. He leaves a family consisting
of a wife and five or six children. The
accident occurred Monday afternoon ,
Some two years ago he built the
well for Benjamin Hobson , a neigh
bor , and was engaged in cleaning it
out when a stone the size of a quart
measure fell from the top and struck
him at the base of the skull. He sank
In the three feet of water at the hot
torn of the well but the prompt work
of a young man 15 years of age , who
was helping to clean the well , prevent
ed him from drowning. The boy low
ered himself In the bucket , picked ur
Bryant , strapped him to the bucket
and some men at the top , hauled him
to the surface.
Medical aid was sent from here bul
his skull was so badly fractured thai
he died at 8 o'clock yesterday morn
TRAGIC DEATH IN WELL.
Dakotan Loses Hie Life While Assist
Mitchell , S. D. , Aug. 16. Deatl
came In a tragic manner to Chris
Johnson Wlkse , who worked on i
farm southwest of Clear Lake , whei
he fell to the bottom of n well am
was. overcome by gas. Wlkso wen
over to a neighbor's to help finish a
well that was already fifty feet deep.
It was thought thnt a subterranean
stream had been struck , as there wns
roaring sound from the bottom of
the well. A wood curbing had been
> ut Into the well , which wns supposed
o hnve stopped the flow of wnter.
Wlkso wns lowered In the well with
nn nuger to bore holes Into the curb-
ng to let the wnter through. He wns
ivnrned that there might bo gas in the
well , but ho laughed at the fears nnd
wns lowered. When a third of the
way down the well Wlkse nsked to bo
raised up , ns he had discovered gas.
The men at the derrick worked as fast
as possible , but Wlkso lost conscious-
less before he had been raised ten
feet nnd dropped to the bottom of the
well. It wns with n grent denl of dif
ficulty that the body was extricated ,
on account of the presence of BO much
; as. Wlkse was to have been married
n September to Miss Cena Dngenaar ,
and the preparations were being made
for the wedding.
All Playing Below Bogey.
Omaha , Aug. 16. Match play began
n the championship flight today for
.ho trans-Mississippi Golf association.
Sixteen pairs were scheduled for the
forenoon's eighteen holes , followed by
flights for the other cups. With some
of the best golfers in the west entered
and nearly all of them qualifying be
low bogey , only sensational golf was
expected by the big gallery which was
on hand early to follow the leaders.
R. W. Hedge , who qualified with
148 on n 166 course , with E. M. Fairfield -
field of the Omaha Country club , had
the honor and teed off at 7 o'clock.
They were followed at five-minute In
tervals by other pairs , each match
liavlng Its followers.
No relief from the hot weather
greeted the golfers this morning and
another sweltering day was anticipat
ed by the players.
Nebraska Vote Still Unknown.
Omaha , Neb. , Aug. 16. The vote In
Nebraska's statewide primaries yes
terday wns very light and returns have
been so slow coining in that estimates
of the results this morning are in most
cases little better than guesswork.
The renomination of Supreme Judge
W. B. Rose and C. B. Letton by the
republicans seems probable with F. G.
Hamer leading Judge J. L. Root by
2,500 votes In the 170 precincts heard
from. But a few hundred votes divide
five leading candidates for the demo
II. C. Beebe and Hall are almost
tied for the republican nomination for
railway commissioner with four others
not far behind them. Harmon has a
strong lead for that place on the demo
There are but two republican candi
dates for university regents , both of
whom are nominated , but the demo
cratic selections are very uncertain.
Late Nebraska Returns.
Ono hundred and ten precincts out
side Douglas county and sixty in Doug
las on republican supreme Judge give
Cobbey 4,147 ; Davidson , 3,111 ; Epper
son , 2,321 ; Hammer , 5,522 ; Letton ,
4,956 ; MacFarland , 3,633 ; Root , 3,795 ;
Reese , 5,093.
Seventy-seven precincts outside of
Douglas and sixty precincts in Doug
las county on democratic supreme
Judge : Albert , 2,247 ; Dean , .2,872 ;
Everson , 1,420 ; Oldham , 2,996 ; Stark ,
2,560 ; West. 2,469.
Four railway republican commis
sioners , eighty-three precincts outside
of Douglas and eighteen In Douglas
; lve Beebe 1,114 ; Eager , 658 ; Langer ,
563 ; Hall , 1,066 ; McGrew , 905 ; Rus
sell , 943.
Sixty-six precincts outside of Doug
las and eighteen in Douglas on demo
cratic railway commissioners give
Furse 630 ; Harman , 1,136 ; SImms ,
414 ; Upton , 402.
Nellgh , Neb. , Aug.16. . Special to
The News : The primary election
passed off very quiet in this city yes
terday , although the vote was con
siderable larger in both wards than a
year ago. There was 120 republican
votes cast in the first ward and i3 in
eight miles to secure the services of
: he second. The democrats polled 17
n the first and 29 in the second ; one
independent in the first and two in the
second. Not a socialist or prohibition
vote was casjt in the city. The vote on
ihe republican ticket for sheriff was :
Stanage , 96 ; McConnell , 69 ; Getchell ,
24 On county clerk , Lamson , 76 ;
Peterson , 91 ; Hunter , 20. County
judge , Smith , 81 ; Wilson , 103. County
superintendent , Miller 44 ; Murphy , 76 ;
Melvin , 55. County coroner , Nelson ,
46 ; Con well , 76 ; Beattle , 58.
There Is only one contest on the
democratic ticket and that Is of coun
ty superintendent , Alton 28 , Wynot 16.
Runaway Accident at O'Neill.
O'Neill , Neb. , Aug. 16. Special to
The News : A runaway horse hitched
to a buggy with five people In the
buggy stirred up considerable excite
ment yesterday afternoon. Miss Mur
ray of Page and Mrs. Conrad of In-
man were driving down the street
when the horse shied at some object
on the street. Mrs. Conrad had her
three children with her and the buggy
was so crowded that the horse could
not be controlled. He turned and
dashed up the street , capsizing the
buggy and throwing the occupants out ,
One little fellow was slightly hurt and
Miss Murray was severely hurt about
the head and unconscious for several
house. The rest of those in the buggy
was not injured except a few bruises
Miss Murray's parents were notified
by telephone and they secured an
automobile and made the run frou :
Page and were with their daughter ir
a short time. An examination showec
no serious Injury , and she was taker
home. The buggy was badly smashed
and the narrow escape of those in 1
New Church at Page.
Page , Neb. , Aug. 16. Special to Th <
News : Sunday was a great dny fo ;
the Methodists of Page. The occnsloi
was the dedication of a new $7,001
burc'li. Thin building was begun
bout a year ago after enough money
ad been pledged to Justify the begin
Ing of the work. It Is built of cement
locks , 52x38 feet , with a commodious
nsomont for Sunday school nnd social
urposes. The main floor Is divided
: ito n large room for worship and n
lass room for the Epworth league nnd
ither purposes which can bo opened
ito the larger room If necessary. It
Iso hns n pastor's study In the tower ,
r. Tims. C. lllff of Denver , ex-chap-
tin of the national encampment , de-
vered the dedicatory address. Dlst.
upt. George wns nlso present and ns-
fcted In the ceremonies. Rev. Mr.
elly of Tllden and Rev. Mr. Blnln of
age , former pastors , also addressed
if people. Sunday morning the pros-
nt pnstor , Rev. Mr. Stopford , estlmnt-
d thnt the amount necessary to be
nlsed thnt dny wns approximately
4,000. It required that amount to get
lie church out of debt , but no one
nought It possible , In view of the fact
liat crops were short and the business
men nnd fanners rather Inclined to be
esslmistic , thnt the amount could be
alsed. Sunday evening It was an-
ounccd thnt $4,035 had been pledged
nd the church hnd been dedlcntcd out
f debt. There wns grent rejoicing
ver the fnct.
Much credit is due to the pnstor ,
lev. Joseph Stopford , for success of
ils undertaking. He hns been an In-
efntlgnble worker nnd his persover-
nee hns surmounted every dltllculty.
his church Is a credit to a town the
Ize of Page and the people here are
ustly proud of it.
Mite Man Deserts Dying Indian Wife.
After running through with her prop-
rty and shamefully maltreating her ,
Pat" Snndolph , n young "Squaw man"
f Niobrara Is alleged to have cruelly
escrted nnd left to the cnro of stran
ers his Indian wife who died at 7:10 :
> . m. Monday from consumption.
Mrs. Sandolph , nee Miss Lizzie
White , was a young and accomplished
member of the Poncn tribe , nnd bore
very evidence of refinement and cul
ure. She was married to Pat San
olph about three years ago , and her
Ife has since been one of hardships
and abuse , it is said.
About two weeks ago she was re
moved by friends from her husband's
: hargo to the Mackey homo In Nio
brara , where she could receive proper
: nre and medical assistance , where
upon young Sandolph refused to have
anything further to do with her , and
stated she could not die too soon to
suit him , according to report.
A will was made in which Mrs. San
dolph bequeathed her remaining prop-
rty to her mother , leaving Sandolph
only enough to make her will hold
; oed In law.
Sandolph is now in Jail at Center
serving out time for a $20 fine for as
sault and battery upon the- person of
Mrs. Sandolph's guardian , George Sar-
Lincoln The state normal boart
has issued instructions for a suit
against the former city marshal of
hadron because the marshal , it is
alleged , while fumigating the norma
school , compelled one of the girls to
strip off her clothing.
Lincoln The board of irrigation and
highways has empowered State En
gineer Price to act for the board in
signing the contract for the bridge
over the Niobrara river at Cams
This is equal to an acceptance by the
state of liability for half the cost o :
the structure between Keya Palm and
Martinsburg At a meeting of the
Old Settlers' association of Dixon coun
ty , held in Martinsburg , it was decldec
to hold the annual old settlers' picnic
at Martinsburg on Tuesday , August 29
An attractive and varied program is
Wayne The Wayne chautauqua
which opened Saturday here , promises
to be a success in every particular. In
spite of the chilly weather large audl
ences were in attendance both after
noon and evening , followed by greater
crowds nt tbe Sunday sessions.
Gordon Gordon gets electric lights
sewerage and extension of water
mains. Contracts were let to the Katz
Craig Construction company , Johnson
Electric company and Sunderland Ma
chinery and Supply company , all o
Omaha , for water , light and sewerage
Bonds of $25,000 were recently sold.
Lincoln Formal announcement has
been made by western roads that a
rate of 1 % cents a mile will be made
for state fairs In western states. This
agreement has not been reached with
out some discussion. Two or three
roads wanted to make the rate straigh
2 cents and put up a fight for the
higher figure. In the end they were
Fremont Rev. Ralph Martin , a for
mer student of Fremont college , Sun
day preached the baccalaureate ser
mon to 300 graduates of the school and
600 friends who assembled in the au
ditorlum. Rev. Mr. Martin Is now pas
tor of the First Congregational churcl
at Alton , 111. He is a nephew of At
torney General G. G. Martin of Ne
braska. The college auditorium was
decorated elaborately with flowers am
Falls City Manford Elarn of the
country store at Arago , was cited to
appear before Justice of the Peace
Spragins by the pure food commis
sloner to answer to the charge of buy
ing cream without giving it prope
test. The regulations established by
the pure food commission require tha
cream must stand a certain numbe
of hours under proper conditions be
fore It is tested and paid for by th
Callaway A rumor is now curren
to the effect that the Union Pacific I
contemplating the extension of It
branch from Pleasanton to Cnllnwa
up the Loup valley. About twenty-flv
years ago a grade was niitdo froi
Pleasanton up the South Loup vnlle
to a point one mile northwest of Calln
way , where it formed a junction wit
the Kearney & Blnck Hills line. Thi
grade still stands , although no wor
ns been done upon It ulnro It wn
Central City Soren Adolfneu. n
armer living across the river In Hum-
ton county , hnd an unusual expert-
nco last week. One of his host milk
ows was taken sick and ho drove
ir. Edward Odell. the veterinarian
Vlien the veterinarian arrived the an-
nml wns stretched out apparently
end. After laboring for some time
10 veterlnnrlnn succeeded In getting
10 animal on its feet and two days
fterwnrdd it wns so fnr recovered
ml It rewarded Its master's efforts by
ticking him In the body and smashing
wo of his ribs. He Is nt present con
ned to his bed with the Injury.
Fremont The cnso against Howard
Spencer , the turnkey nt the county
nil who wns charged with assaulting
Jlndys Gray in her cell , fniled to hold
n police court nnd Spencer wns re-
ensed by Judge F. C. Lnlrd. Deputy
herlff W. C. Comllt nnd Mrs. Condlt ,
ho occupy npnrtments ndjolnlng the
ill , both testified thnt It would hnvo
een Impossible for Spencer to hnve
nlned admission to the woman's cell
t the hour she claimed he did. Con-
It has Issued n statement to the pub-
c intimating In no uncertain terms
nit the complaint against Silencer
as a political ruse in the hot fighter
or sheriff's olllce thnt Is on before the
rlmnrlcs. Condlt asserts that the In-
entlon was to discredit his manage-
iient of the jail and thus defeat him.
SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE.
Parkston Is celebrating Its twenty-
Murdo reports seven iches of rain-
all In fifteen days.
J. B. Alexander , a pioneer of Water-
own , died at Gordon , Wls.
The high school at Aberdeen is to
ave a new football field.
A campaign has been launched to
also $50,000 for Redfield college.
The Commercial club of Yankton
vlll hold an aviation meet Thursday
Yankton college reports that the
reslnnan class this year will be twice
is large as last.
The body of Edward King of Sioux
'alls ' was found completely cut In two
on the main line of the Omaha.
The purchase of the Sioux Falls
ight and power plants by n Chicago
irm has started an agitation for city
The annual meeting of the Dnkota
Methodist Episcopal conference will
> e held at Aberdeen. Bishop Mcln-
yro will preside.
Advice bulletins on the Belle
? ourche Irrigation project have been
received from the United States de-
lartment of agriculture.
In the replacing of the Savoy hotel
at Watertown by a new structure one
of the oldest of the city landmarks
: ias been destroyed.
James Chambers , aged 23 , living
near Tyndall , was drowned while at-
: emptlng to swim ashore from a raft
on which he had been fishing.
Game wardens are having some dif
ficulty in enforcing the closed season
on prairie chickens which ends Sept.
10. The birds have been protected
absolutely for a number of years and
are very plentiful.
Eight new memoers of the state uni
versity faculty have been announced.
Vacancies In the medical department
are to be filled soon.
Dr. H. E. French of the university
of South Dakota has been elected dean
of the college of medicine at the uni
versity of North Dakota.
Miss Jessie Payne of Vermilllon has
Just returned to her home from China
where she has been as a missionary
for the past seven years.
Judge Loorais S. Cull , register ol
the United States land office at Rapid
City , addressed a meeting of home
steaders at Faith and urged them to
stay by their claims.
Commissioners of Pennlngton coun
ty will put in $75,000 worth of improve
ments in waterworks , roads , etc. , tc
give employment to the homesteaders
who have lost their crops.
A petition has been filed with the
auditor at Aberdeen for the recall ol
Commissioner Rasmussen , head of the
fire department. He is charged witli
unfitness and Incompetency.
Mrs. M. J. Strong of Artesian and
Ellsha E. Higgins have been united in
marriage after fifty-one years of wait
ing from the time of their first court
ship. They are now living at San
dusky , O.
Des Moines Club Sold.
Chicago , Aug. 17. President N. L
O'Neill of the Western League announced
nounced the purchase by him of the
Des Molncs baseball club from John
F. Higgins of Des Moines. The deal
wns closed by O'Neill and J. Frank
Hlgglns of Des Moines , acting as the
representative of John F. Higgins.
The figure at which the sale was
made was not made public.
Tenants , even of excellent Hats
apartments or houses , will move-
often through sheer inability to "set
tie down. " ( Yes "settle down , " I :
what we intended to write. ) But then
are always "just as good" tenants
wntchlng the nds.
To Investigate Court Contempt.
Washington , Aug. 17. An Inqulrj
Into contempt of court and its punish
ment , emphasized recently In the sen
tenclng of American Federation ofM
bor officials in the Buck Stove ant
Range case , is to be undertaken by tin
house Judiciary committee througl
hearings beginning December 7 nex
on the bill introduced by Chairmai
Clayton of the committee defining con
tempt of court.
To appreciate the full usefulness o
classified advertising to you , In "push
Ing your business , " or In managlni
your affairs , Is to possess real "bus !
ness insight. "
THE "CORPSE" SPEAKS UP.
Dakota Rancher Rises to Say He Isn1
Dead Stops Funeral ,
MltchPll , S. D , Aug. 1" . Georg
Drown , a ranchman IHlng near Ka >
dokn , foolt'd his friends after they had
made all arrangements to bury him.
llrown wnn riding u bronco along a
piece of hilly country when the an
imal throw him off and llrown went
over a bank thirty feet high.Vhou
picked up by his friends ho Hoonied
to bo dead. A collln was secured and
btought to his ranch house , and prep
arations nindo for the funeral. After
appearing to bo dead for over twenty-
four hours , Mr. Brown regained con
sciousness and put a stop to further
proceedings for the funeral. At Union
Mr. Brown mild ho could understand
what was going on about him , but watt
powerless to utter n sound to give
evidence thnt he wns not dead.
FALLS 75 FEET ; LIVES.
Man Who Takes Tumble Into a Well
Has a Remarkable Escape.
Pierre , S. D. . Aug. 17.-Frank Miller -
lor , while assisting In digging a well
northeast of here , fell sovonty-llvo foot
to the bottom when the brake on the
windlass broke. Ho struck a board
across the opening near the bottom ,
which gave way , breaking hl fall. Ilia
Injuries consist of a broken foot nnd
numerous bruises nnd sprains.
WILEY HITS ACCUSERS.
Declares the Charges Made by Them
Washington , Aug. 17. Dr. Harvey
W. Wiley , bend of the government
chemistry bureau and central Ilguro
In the agricultural department pure
food controversy before the house In
vestigating committee , branded nn
false a statement of the personnel
board which recommended him for dis
missal. He told how Dr. E. L. Dunlap ,
nssoclnto chief of his bureau , nnd So
licitor McCnbo of the depnrtment re
peatedly voted him down In the food
nnd drug inspection board , of which
Wiley wns a member.
Dr. Wiley told of n meeting of that
board of which he was not notified ,
but at which McCabe and Dunlap took
Important notion. He said he found It
useless to appeal to the secretary of
agriculture and under the circum
stances he considered Dr. Dunlap his
.MISSING GIRL A MOTHER.
Young Woman Had Been Held by Den
tist for Many Months.
San Bernardino , Cal. , Aug. 17. >
Brenking Into the offices of A. W. Mc-
David , a dentist , at midnight , Chief of
Police Mespelt found huddled in a cor
ner , a baby at her breast , Miss Jessie
McDonald , the high school girl , missIng -
Ing from her home for eighteen
months. The girl declared she had
been held in subjection in a house ad
joining the dentist's office. Miss Mc
Donald , who Is 20 years old , wns a pit
iful figure , clothed In ragged garments
and wasted almost to a skeleton. Me-
David , who is a married man , was ar
rested on a statutory charge.
Miss McDonald declared she had
been held in subjection by McDavid
through hypnotic Influence and had
undergone awful suffering. Almost In
the same breath she declared that she
District Attorney Goodsell declared
that only at night and then closely
. veiled , would McDnvld allow her to
leave the apartment. On these occa
sions he would take her buggy riding
In the outskirts of the city.
The young woman gave birth to n
son four months ago. For days at a
time the infant has been her only com
panion while the dentist was away , or
, with his wife and family.
A NEW MEXICO REVOLT.
Battle Is Fought and Madero Saya He
Will Try to Bring Peace.
Cuernavaca , Morelos , Mex. , Aug. 17.
At Yautepec , twenty-seven miles
from here , tbe first battle of the More
los revolution was begun yesterday af
ternoon. Under the direction of Jesus
Morales a considerable force of the
followers of Smilano Sepata opened
fire on the eighteenth battalion as it
entered the town. From the surround
ing hills and church towers , tha In-
surrectos fired into the ranks of the
federals , who were steadily replying
at the time carriers left to bring the
news to Gen. Vlctoriano Heuratas'
Additional federals are being rush
ed to the support of tbe battalion but
the Zapatistas are also reported to bo
marching to the aid of Morales.
Among those are said to be many from
, Cautla. Among the federals being
- sent forward is the force of former
revolutionists under Gen. Ambrosio
Figueroa was ordered north from his
headquarters In the state of Guerrero
The little force which encountered
the Zapatistas at Yautepec. was sent
from here and later In the day other
troops were sent in the same dlrec
Mexico City , Aug. 17. Admitting his
failure to induce the Zapatistas in
Morelos to surrender their arms , but
professing his belief In his ultimate
successes , Francisco I. Madero was
talking to President De La Barra when
an aide brought to the president re
ports of a battle In Yautepec between
the disgruntled revolutionists and the
federal forces. Neither De La Barru
nor Madero cared to discuss the clash ,
but it Is known that the president as
sured Madero the government would
insist on the unconditional surrender
of Zapata and his men and Gen. Hue-
rta would be expected to carry out hlo
The president praised Madero foi
his determined efforts to avoid more
bloodshed , but made it plain that the
dealings of the leader of the Into sue
cessful revolution were those of a pri
vate citizen. As such , Madero dcclnr-
ed ho would not cease trying to effect
a peaceful solution. He arrived hero
In an automobile from Cuernavarn to
confer with De La Barra , Instead of
going to Cuatla to Interview Zapatu
ns wns his first intention. Following
his talk the president said ho would
leave bore today to Interview the r < -
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