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-A T11K NORFOLK WHKKIiY N'KWS.JOl'KNAU KKIDAY , AfOfST 2 , " ) , 1911.
Asks $100,000 from Railroad.
Madison , Nob. , Aug. 22.Special to
The Nowa : George C. Kelley 1ms com
menced Quit In the district court of
MndlHon county against the Chicago
& Northwestern. Hallway company
asking for damages In the sum of
$100,000. Mr. Kelley represents In his
petition that on Feb. 23,1911 , whllo ho
was operating n steam shovel for the
defendant at Houghton , S. D. , n loco
motive turned over against the steam
Bhovol by reason of which ho was
pinned beneath the shovel for n period
of live hours and sustained therefrom
a fractured nlcull , the loss of his right
cyo , and hearing In his right car , n
partial loss of vision In his loft eye
and hearing In his loft oar , several
ribs broken , and ono limb scalded to
the extent that It is paralyzed , and
other serious fractures and Injuries.
Mr. Kelley alleges that ho was re
ceiving nt the time of accident $175
per month , but now ho Is wholly In
capacitated from pursuing his vocation
ns engineer and from performing any
manual labor whatever. Mr. Kelley
has returned from Mayo's hospital ,
Rochester , Minn. , where ho has been
undergoing operations and taking
treatment. Being a man of about 30
years of ago and having an expectancy
of 34 years , ho estimates the damage
that ho has sustained on the basis of
$175 per month to bo $100,000.
WANT MAINS PARDONED.
Jurors Who Convicted Him Petition
Governor for His Liberty.
Now York , Aug. 22. The Jurors who
convicted Capt. Peter C. Ilalns , U. S.
A. , of the murder of William E. Annls ,
throe years ago this month , have sent
a petition to Gov. Dlx , asking the par
don of Ilalns , who is now serving
from eight to sixteen years in Sing
Sing. The petition recalls that the
Jury at the tlmo of the trial recom
mended clemency by the court , realiz
ing that the provocation of Ilalns was
great and that they now believe that
he has been punished enough.
In Line for Land Opening.
COBS Lake , Minn. , Aug. 22. More
than 100 men and women nro In line
nwaltlng for land opening hero today.
The area to bo opened will make about
FiOO ICO-acro tracts. Persons xro In
line from all the central western states
and most of the eastern states.
Find Arsenal on Convicts.
Wnupun , Wis. , Aug. 22. Nearly 30C
dangerous weapons were taken from
prisoners In the state penitentiary and
various hiding places about the shops
as a result of a search Instituted un
der direction of Acting Warden Daniel
Woolworth. The result appalled even
the officers who made the search Ir
pairs about the prison , as It evidenced
plans for a wholesale Jail delivery.
STRIKE UMPIRES SELECTED.
English Commission to Arbitrate Trou
bles , la Appointed.
London , Aug. 22. The commlsslor
appointed to inquire Into the troubles
between the railways of Great Brltalr
and their employes which led to tin
recent strike was announced by the
government In the house today. The
chairman Is Sir David Harrle , who was
Timlor-secrotary for Ireland In 1893
1902. The railroads arc represents
by Sir Thomas R. Ellis , secretary oi
mlno owners association , and Sii
Charles G. Heal , vlco chancellor of the
University of Birmingham.
The representatives of the men arc
Arthur Henderson , labor member o
parliament for the Barnard Castle dl
vision of Durham , and John Burnett
chief labor correspondent of the board
Parliament adjourned to October 24
Pope Takes a Walk.
Rome. Aug. 22. The condition o
the pope continues satisfactory. This
morning ho walked In the gardens foi
a short tlmo without especial fatigue
GETS HIS LAST "DOPE. "
D un Fiend , Entering Asylum , Sayi
Flynn Is His Only Friend.
Constable Jonh F. Flynn returnei
Irom Lincoln yesterday afternoon , hav
Ing delivered safely Into the hands o
the dipsomaniac hospital authorities
Augustus M. Lowthcr , who claims t <
have used morphine for the past twen
ty years. Just before reaching Lin
coin the victim of the drug made pit !
ful pleadings for more whiskey um
morphine , but the constable , who tool
charge of this drug , withheld It fron
him until the Journey from the depo
to the hospital was made In a cat
rlnge. When Lowthor saw the hofi
pltal buildings from the carriage win
dow ho again begged for "just om
more shot. " He got this and a las
drink of whiskey.
"H's the last needle I will ever pu
liim y arm , John , " ho told the officer
To the hospital authorities Low the
declared ho had but one friend , and
pointing to Mr. Flynn , declared him ti
bo that friend.
"I have a father living somewhere
but I don't know where ho is , " sail
Lowthor. "I have no other relatives.
One of Bandits Dead in River.
Omaha , Aug. 22. The body of i
man found In the river at Florenc
Sunday was today declared to bo on
of the murderers of Marshal Georg
Butcher at Missouri Valley last weel
Sheriff Rock of Logan Is authorlt
for the statement that the drowne
man Is ono of the murderers. H
came to Omaha today and learned tha
a shirt sleeve had been torn from th
clothing on the dead man. A sleov
of the same material was found on th
Island near Modolo , where the battl
between the posse and desporadoe
Dr. Peclval Loses a Job.
Chicago , 111. , Aug. 22 , Special t
The News : Dr. J. B. Peclval , supe
Intendent of Dunning insane Instill
tion , was "fired" yesterday by Pete
Bartxen , president of the count
Dr. Peclvnl retires as a result <
V recent exposures of cruelty to Insan
patients. The superintendent's resli
nation developed from a stormy ses
sion In Bartzcn's olllce. Peclval came
hero in February from the Nebraska
Btntu Insane hospital at Norfolk.
Frank French , formerly a painter of
this city and a brother-in-law of J. L.
Hlght , died at hla home In Interior , S.
D. , early this morning. Funeral ser
vices are to bo hold Thursday after
noon , Mr. French leaves a widow and
ti number of children.
Judqe Cobbey Dies Suddenly.
Beatrice , Neb. , Aug. 22. Judge J. E.
Cobbey died suddenly today nt a local
hospital following an operation for ap
pendicitis. Ho was a republican can
didate for supreme judge at the pri
mary election last week and it is
thought that the work of the campaign
and worry over his defeat hastened hla
Ho was the compiler of Cobbey's An
notated Statutes of Nebraska and waa
serving his terra as United States com
missioner of thla district. Ho was re
garded as one of the best authorities
on law in the state. He was a pioneer
resident of Beatrice and leaves a wi
dow and eight children.
Third Round for Cup.
The third round of the golf tourna
ment for the Burton cup Is completed
with the following results : C. II.
Reynolds beat G. B. Salter ; Might beat
Delaney ; E. F. Huse beat S. F. Er-
sklne ; Hall beat C. B. Salter ; McKln-
ney beat N. A. Huso ; J. S. Mnthewson
beat E. M. Huntlngton ; Utter beat
Zuolow ; Davenport beat Weatherby.
Drawings for the fourth round fol
Hull vs. Hlght.
Reynolds vs. McKlnney.
Mnthewson vs. Utter.
E. F. Huse vs. Davenport.
Chairman Chriatoph announces that
the rules for the Mayer cup have been
omploted. The qualification day Is
ot for Friday , August 25. The entry
s open to all and the sixteen with the
owest scores will bo matched up. It
l be an clghteen-hole championship
ourmtniont with no handicaps.
Former Norfolk Man Built Triplane.
Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Hook , once resi
dents of Norfolk and later of Big Mud-
ly , Wyo. , are visiting with their ( laugher -
er , Mrs. G. A. Peters of this city ,
They now reside In Long Beach , Cal. ,
and nro delighted with California and
ivlth Long Beach In particular , whlcli
s said to bo the prettiest resort on
Mr. Hook has become interested Ir :
aviation and although not young ex
poets to see the day when navigation
of the air will bo as safe as on land oi
water. Ho has constructed a tri-planc
which he claims can not turn over
t consists of three planes , each six
teen feet long. The lower plane , whlcl :
s much the narrowest carries the engine
gino and the operator , so that all the
weight is below. The propeller Is or
the front end of the middle plane ant
mils the machine instead of pushing
t , and throws the air backward undei
the two upper planes and above tin
lower plane. The operator has an adJustable
Justablo seat on the lower piano am
can move himself so as to balance the
iiachinc while In the air. The machine
chino has wheels and It moves end
wise when in motion Instead of side
se. Thus It can pass down a nar
row street the same as an auto. Tin
ivhole machine without engine weighs
less than 150 pounds. Ho has had dlf
ficulty In obtaining an engine , but ex
pects as soon as he can obtain or have
a suitable engine constructed to b (
: iblo to demonstrate the capabilities
and advantages of his aircraft , wliicl
is constructed along entirely new line !
from all machines previously made.
Mrs. Busch Dead , Leaves 12 Children
Funeral services over the remain !
of Mrs. Henry Busch were held bj
Rev. Otto Bergfelder of the St. Jo
hannes church at 2:30 : Tuesday after
noon at the Busch home on Soutl
Sixth and Grove streets. Interraen
was made in the Prospect Hill ceme
tery. Ths husband , who has been i
patient at the state hospital for several
oral months past , was brought to hit
homo by hospital attendants to ntteni
the services. Mrs. Busch leaves be
sides the husband twelve chlldrei
ranging In age from C months to 21
years. Constable A. W. Finkhouse
administrator of the Busch estate , ha (
charge of the funeral arrangement !
and has also had some hard work li
the care of the many children , live o
whom Mrs. Finkhouse has In chargi
at her home. The other children an
In the care of Mrs. Olson , wife of i
Stanton county teamster.
Several months ago Henry Busch at
tempted to kill himself and his entln
family. Ho was arrested and taken ti
the state hospital for insane. A fev
days later Mrs. Busch was found ver ;
111 from dropsy and physicians gave ui
hope of saving her life. A few week
ago she called Attorney Arthur Keen
igstein and Constable A. W. Flnkhous
to her home and willed her home 01
South Sixth street to her children
The property is in her name and sin
declared that there were no debts out
standing against her , but that she hai
no money. Constable A. W. Finkhous
was made administrator and since ha
taken active charge of the Busch fam
The C-months-old baby , a bright HI
tie boy , Is now In Mrs. Finkhouse'
care and the other children , brlgh
youngsters , are asking for their motr
er. The constable is at a loss to knov
what to do with them. The county
ho declares , should come to his aid.
Last Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clocl
Mrs. Busch passed away. Before sh
died Mrs. Busch notified the official
that a hor&e , harness and wage
should be given to her 20-year-old ser
who Is now employed as a teamster.
South Sldo News.
The city marshal from Pllger wa
In Norfolk yesterday with a patlen
who had escaped from the state hoi
Frank Slama , who has been vlsltln
friends here the past few days , r <
turned to Fremont , where he has n
steady run on the Superior line.
MIHB Julia Slnma left for Fremont
on No. 8 last evening , whore she In
tends to make'her future home.
Mnater Emmet Green of Crclghton
Is visiting at the home of his grand
parents , Mr , and Mrs. M. Kennedy.
H. Van Horn left for Chicago , Buf
falo and other eastern cities yester
Henry Ehlers and daughter Mary of
Arcadia , la. , nro visiting at the homo
of hla niece. Mrs. R. T. Nichols.
Wycoffs Leave Madison.
Madison , Neb. , Aug. 23. Special to
The News : Fully 500 of the citizens
of Madison evidenced their esteem
and friendship for Mr. and Mrs. George
R. Wycoff and family by participating
In a public farewell reception given
last evening at the opera houao and
K. P. hall by friends and neighbors.
Mr. Wycoff having disposed of hla
hardware , lumber and grain Interests
here , will start with his faintly , In a
ow days , to Harrison , Ark. , where
hey will reside. The master of core-
nonles , Dr. P. A. Long , after a few
pproprlntc remarks , Introduced Mr.
Vycoff's old neighbor and friend ,
udge M. B. Foster , who made n stir-
Ing address which touched a rcapon-
tve chord In the breasts of all prcs-
nt. Mrs. R. G. Mossman also spoke
n a reminiscent strain calling attcn-
Ion to several of many incidents of
loblo generosity and public Bplrited-
IOBB which have endeared Mr. hml
Mrs. Wycoff to the people of Madison.
) ther short addresses were made elur-
ng the evening. Mr. Wycoff respond
ed to the many expressions of good
vlll and friendship feeling although
ils heart was almost too full of utter-
nice at the thought of leaving his old
ionic and friends. The Madison Com-
ncrclal band furnished music at suit
able intervals , and the young ladles
served punch and cake. A general so
cial occasion followed the speaking.
Mr. Wycoff came to Madison about
hlrty years ago , as did also Mrs. Wy
coff. It was hero that they began
their married life. Sterling honesty ,
lent of Industry , and an unselfish pub
ic splritcdness made for him in many
respects , not only the most prominent ,
> ut the most esteemed and trusted
nisincss man in Madison. Ho has
always been loyal to the city's best
ntercsts and never failed to assume
ils share of the labor and rcaponsl-
jlllty attached to any enterprise cal
culated to benefit Madison. As a incm-
jer of the board of education , presi
dent of the County Agricultural so
ciety , president of the Commercial
club , member of the city council , and
mayor of the city , ho devoted his time
and energy unstlntingly for the com
mon good. Just a few days ago ho re
signed as president of Crown Hill
A classified advertisement plus
om imrRlstnnoo nll your property ,
" ADVANCED STYLES. "T
In Paris Smart Women Are Wearing
All White Velvet Hats.
At the fountain of fashion , Paris ,
the marked feature of the moment is
the all white velvet hat. The frame
Is of buckram covered plain with pure
white velvet. The crown Is high and
err GORED BETOT ron MISSES.
rounded nt the top. The trimming li
of white algrets , wings or largo rib
The lace or plaited moussollne di
sole plume Is now the vogue , and It li
to bo Introduced on the early fall ane
There Is n fancy for wearing graj
gloves in the morning with all In
formal costumes. These have ono but
ton at the wrist and are then turncc
widely over tbo band Into a cuff
which Is lined with empire green o
Egyptian braid. It Is qulto a fasbloi
of the moment to have this top cuf
of the glove carry out the cole
scheme of the costume.
Beaded ribbons nro among the nov
cities In millinery that are mcetlni
Hero Is a smartly cut six gored sklr
with a box plaited effect In front Ai
Illustrated , the scalloped edges or
used , but when tills trimming Is no
desired the effect is good if stltchiui
is substituted. JUDIO COOLLET.
This May Manton pattern la cut In sire
for misses of fourteen , sixteen and eight
een years of age. Send 10 cents to th !
ofllco , giving number , 7093 , and It will b
promptly forwarded to you by man. If li
haste eend an additional two cent etam :
for letter postage , which Insures roor
Boy Billiard Expert Is Here.
Jake Scbaefer , Jr. , of Chicago , 1
years old and the best billiard playe
of his age , was In the city Tuesda
enroute to Nlobrara to spend a fei
days with friends. Schnefor is the so
of the late Jake Schaefer of Chlcagi
once champion billiard player of th
world. Young Schaefer was accompi
nled by B. J , Hill of Omaha , Th
Fritsch of Oskaloosa , la. , and Eddl
Kane of Brooklyn , N. Y. , manager of
many crack billiard players and a
cloHu and Intimate friend of Jack John
son , the heavyweight pugilist. The
party stopped off In Norfolk for n
short visit with Mike O'Hara and at
the same tlmo called on the manage
ment of the Bates pool and billiard
parlors , where It Is believed Schaefer
may be Induced to glvu an exhibition
on his return trip from Nlobrara , prob
ably next Friday evening.
Schaefer's party Is made up of clean
and sport loving men and after a few
months' visit In Chicago Schaefer , ac
companied by his manager , Eddie
Kane , will probably go to Paris , from
which place ho has received many re
quests for contracts for exhibitions , or
to Son Francisco , where ho now has
contracts to fill.
Last year young Schnefcr played
? oed billiards for a boy of his age. In
: ho gani3 he , made runs of 50 and GO ,
and would average around 4 and G.
This year he has made a run of 552 at
18.2 balkllno and has had an average
of 22. This Is the most wonderful bil
liards ever played by any bllllardlst
at the ago of 1C. It Is better than
Wlllo Hoppo played at that age.
"So there Is little wonder , " says
Sam Perkins , sporting editor of the
Sioux City Journal , "tluit Schaefer IB
being looked upon to take the place oi
his father In the world of billiards. "
Jake has not been matched with
anyone at Nlobrara , but he goes there
on Invitation of friends to "rest up"
for a few days. Tim Frltsch Is a well
known bllllardlst of Oskaloosa , la.
where ho conducts billiard parlors ,
Mr. Frltsch has taken a great fancy
to Jake's playing and has joined the
party just for the more interest he de
rives from watching Jake play. Tin
party expects to return to Norfolk by
STORY OF A MUD HEN.
And the Man Who Tried to Shoot op
Drown the Bird.
"It la n inlglity Imrd thing to down
a mud lien , " snld n Portland ofllclal.
"Every one knows this homely bird , so
clever that It can dodge the flash of a
gun. making It vury hard to kill If
any one ever wanted to kill one.
"A friend of mine who was n great
hunter , but not acquainted with the
mud hen. was out hunting on the Co
lumbia Hloughs some years ago when
he saw what he thought was some
kind of duck floating on the water ,
lie aimed hi * shotgun and fired , but
the bird dived as the gun was dis
charged , and the shot struck the wa
ter where the bird had been a mo
ment before. As the smoke cleared
away the hunter saw the bird come to
the surface , and he gave It tbo other
barrel , with the same result
"Ells obstinacy was now aroused ,
and he determined to kill that bird be
fore he left the place. He shot away
every round of ammunition ho had ,
but the bird dodged every ono and
still floated In the same spot In great
disgust my friend sat down on the
bank and lit his pipe. A't the first pun"
of smoke the bird dived again , and
this gave him his Inspiration.
"To make a short story , ho smoked
up all his tnlmcco In an effort to drowr
the mnd hen. hut when darkness fell
and he started for homo the bird was
still floating in the same old spot.-
A V/eddin-j Ring Superstition.
Although there was a lifelong
friendship lo buck up their buslnes'
di'sils. the Jeweler was not mirprlsiH
when lite old customer who had mar
rled n second time bought the wcddlnc
ring tit another shop.
'If he should take a third wife he
would buv the ring at still anothci
store. " the Jeweler said. "That Is om
of the superstitions of the trade. A
man may have the marrying habll
ever so bad and require several wed
ding rings in his time , yet he uevei
buys any two of them from the sumi
place. Jewelers do not expect It. Thej
don't want to sell two wedding rings
to the same man. Had luck wotilc
surely light on all concerned , and
there Is enough trouble In the worlo
unybow without deliberately Inviting
more of It by defying a good old wed
ding ring Buperstltutlon. " New Yorl
An Auto Race to Be Feature.
Madison , Neb. , Aug. 23. Special t
The News : Secretary Rynearson o
the Madison County Fair associatlo :
announces that all arrangements Imv
been completed and that there 1
every assurance that the thirtieth ar
nual fair of the Madison County Agr :
cultural society , September 12 to IE
will bo the most successful In th
history of the county. Indications ar
that the stock display will surpas
previous years and farm product e >
hibits will be n credit to this the fines
agricultural region In the world.
A perfect race track , $250 purses Ir
sure a splendid speed program eac
day of the fair. Another feature c
each day's program will bo fast bast
hall. Wednesday Humphrey will pla
Battle Creek ; Thursday Norfolk wl !
play Tilden and Friday the winners c
Wednesday and Thursday's games wl !
play. $100 purses for each game. A !
of the above teams play fast ball an
will afford the "fans" an abundance c
A feature of Friday's entertalnmei ]
will bo an automobile race of flv
miles , two cars starting at a tim <
with two prizes , the first being $10
and the second $25 , free for all aut <
mobillsts residing in Madison , WCE
half of Stanton and the north half c
The floral hall display Is In charg
of the ladles and while the ladles hav
made this department a feature of th
fair In the past , It Is their Intention t
make It distinctly a surprise to over
ono this year ; so no one should nei
lect to visit the floral hall while o
the fair grounds.
Another big attraction of each da ;
which the fair management has pr <
cured at great expense , will be th
Cretoa Novelty Acrobat company , 1
every way a high class attraction ,
which conies directly to Madison from
the state fair at Lincoln.
Thursday will bo mnilo the big day
In point of attendance with a line up
of attractions which will afford am
ple amusement and entertainment for
everybody. An excursion train will
leave Columbus at S a. in. and reach
Madison at 10 a. m. , making It possi
ble for all people early In the day.
Also the regular train leaving Tlldcn
about 11:30 : a. m. will connect with an
excursion at the Union Pacific depot
at Norfolk , leaving for Madison nt 1
p. in. In the evening a Northwestern
special will connect with the Union
Pacific evening regular at the Union
Pacific depot nt Norfolk and go west
as far as Tlldcn , and a special will
leave Madison for Columbus at 9 p.
m. , thus enabling all fair visitors ,
Thursday , to take In the fair , and re
turn homo the same evening. It Is
safe to estimate that 10,000 people will
visit the fair Thursday , Sept. 14 , the
Entries for the races will close on
September 9th. Entries for each class
In the fair will close on Tuesday evenIng -
Ing at 5:30 : , the first day of the fair.
Entries will bo made at the up-town
office until Monday night , September
tlth ; after that time all entries will
bo inado at the office of the secretary
on the fair grounds.
Thursday will bo school children's
day , when all school children under
1C years will bo admitted free of
charge. Each teacher of the county
will bo supplied with a proper blank
to bo filled out and filed with Secre
Moose Convention On.
Detroit , Mich. , Aug. 23. The official
announcement of the results of yostor-
day's election and night parndo arc the
big features of the third day of the
annual convention of the Loyal Ordoi
of Mooso. With the election over , the
only contest confronting the conven
tlon Is the selection of the 1912 con
ventlon meeting place. This will prob
ably bo decided Thursday. The llghl
over the 1912 convention has to a certain
tain extent resolved itself into a con
test between the cast and west. It Is
conceded , however , that either Kansas
City or Denver will win out. It is ex
pected that close to 12,000 members
will march In tonight's parade.
M'COY'S NEW COIN GETTER.
Former Pugilist Is Now Doctor of
Norman Selby. otherwise known ns
Kid McCoy , having fought 125 rlnt
battles , has decided to become a "doc'
tor of physical science. " Selby , an he
prefers to be called , has been studying
and practicing his system since Fcbru
ary , and he says ho has In that period
gained twenty-five pounds In weight
added four inches to his chest inoas
uremeiit , reduced his waist eight
Inches , and most remarkable , growi
an Inch and one-quarter In height.
A straightened spine and corrocl
breathing are. he says , the principles
which spell health. lie has settled Ir
Stamford , Conn. , and ho will put the
principles Into practice in n sanitarium
lie has framed ten "health command
ments , " nature's laws , he calls them
Here they are :
rirst. Thou shall keep thy backbone
Second Thou shall use all thy lung :
, nll the tlmo.
Third. Thou shalt ilrlnlc half a Bailer
of water dally.
Fourth. Tliou rhnlt take sufflclcnl
Fifth. Thou shall mastlcato thy foot
Sixth. Thou shall sleep eight noun
Seventh. Thou shall cleanse the bed }
Eighth. Thou shalt walk three miles
Ninth. Thou shall Ihlnk pleasant
thoughts and banish unpleasant ones.
Tenth. Thou shalt prnJso the Creatoi
for the result theao laws bring and tcl
Pitcher Alexander's Great Drop Ball.
Charley Dooin declares that Alesan
der has n fast ball that drops anywhere -
where from fourteen to fifteen Inchea
LAUGHTER AND TEARS.
A Comedy Scene In Which QrUf Play
ed a Leading Part.
"Stage fright Is not ono of tbo emo
tions which get across the footlights , "
writes Miss Alice Crawford. "Audi
ences are for the most part as serene
ly unconscious of it as they are oi
other Individual sentiments In the ac
tors having no relation to tbo Inci
dents of the play.
"I shall never forgot an instance ol
this curious insensibility of the crowd
Once when I wao touring ono of the
most charming and popular girls ol
the company died after only a few
days' illness. She was ono of thosi
sweet , tranquil natures and hud endeared
doared herself to us all. nor dealt
in lodgings In the small provlncla
town had an element of real tragedj
"Tho news that she was dead reach
ed the theater in the evening just ai
two of the actors and I were about t <
go on for a scene of broad comedy
Wo went on the stugo with tears u
our eyes , and I can still see the fac <
of ono of those comedians with tbi
great tears glistening on the paint
He was dreadfully affected. Try ai
be would , ho could not control hli
voice , and the tears kept choking bin
as ho rattled off his lines.
"Tho audience were convulsed evcrj
time his voice broke , and it made mi
cry more than over to tee the grlei
shaking him as ho grinned andchaffee
through bis tears. Yet that comedj
scene never went so well before. Th (
audience never guessed. " Exchange.
Bouquet For Miss Miller.
West Point , Aug. 23. Special to Th
News : The teachers of Cumlng cout
ty , at the close of the institute hel
here , passed the following resolutlo
In honor of Miss Emma R. Mille
aunty superintendent : "Resolved ,
hat we , ns teachers of Cumlng county
acknowledge our hearty appreciation
of the services rendered to us by our
ounty superintendent , Miss Miller ,
lot only In the organization of an un-
ommonly successful Institute but aa
veil in the unfailing helpfulness ahu
ma shown in all of her official ac-
IvItlcB. As teachers wo shall count
uraclvcs happy If , even in n small
legree wo can reflect , throughout the
ear , something of her professional
kill and spirit , her devotion to duty
ml the beauty of her life and chur
Miss Miller Is the candidate for re
jection to her office as a republican ,
he democrats recognizing her worth
and refraining from presenting any
thcr candidate against her.
JOE JACKSON TELLS GOOD
ONE ON AN UMPIRE.
Joe Jackson , the Cleveland
star , tells this ono on how nn
umpire decided a championship
game between two rival South
"I was playing with Qrecrs
against Buffalo , " said Joe. "We
had Buffalo beaten 10 to D , but
they scored three runs In the
last of the ninth and had three
men on bases with none out
"Tho Buffalo catcher hit n ball
that seemed to travel about a
mile. It fell foul by two or
three feet , but the umpire called
It fair , and four runs scored.
"We * kicked on the decision.
The umpire said , 'Well , I don't
want to see my homo town boys
lose , and I don't want to cheat
Groom , so I'll compromise and
call It n double. ' That Just beat
our team. "
Want More Spanish War Men.
Oklahoma City , Okla. , Aug. 23. /
unanimous decision to make every of
Tort to Increase their order numer
Icnlly was reached by the United Span
Ish War veterans at today's session o
their reunion In this city. Reports o
officers showed that out of a Hold o
250,000 men the order has a member
ship of 46,000. The principal buslnesi
on the program today was the olectloi
of olficers and the selection of a clt ;
for next year's meeting. The contes
for commander In chief was betweei
O. T. Taylor of Pennsylvania , J. L
Smith of the District of Columbia am
Maurlco Simmons of New York City
SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE.
An athletic club has been organize !
School authorities at Aberdeen ar
advocating more playgrounds for thi
Ole Lee , formerly of Yankton , wa
recently killed in a North Dakota cy
J. G. Miles Is being boosted by th
county board of Brookings county fo
The brick plant at Mina has re
sumcd operations with a full comple
incut of laborers.
Proprietors of the four saloons ii
Howard have been arrested on th
charge of selling liquor to minors.
Burglars have been operating a
Wolsey , more than half a dozen 1ms
ness houses having been already c :
The laying of the cornerstone of th
new Catholic school building at Still
gls was accompanied by impressive c >
Norwegians of Mlnnchaha count
have organized n Hardangcrlaget sc
ciety nt Sioux Falls with a membei
ship of over 70.
The city council of Platte has dc
cided to Issue bonds in the sum of $14
000 for taking up bonds outstanding c
John L. Jones , public examiner c
South Dakota , was killed In a runawa
accident. He was run over by a hea\
Ily loaded wagon.
So many fish are dying In Lake Ar
des that the state warden has bee
called to that place to see what ca
bo done to prevent it.
A tornado near Wendte did muc
damage to farm property. The towr
site was flooded by a cloudburst whic
followed the windstorm.
Gov. R. S. Vessey has recommende
that the pardon board show clemenc
to Thomas W. Johnson , sent from Pei
nington county on a charge of forger :
The city council at White Lake ha
granted a franchise for operating a
electric light plant to the White Lak
Light and Power Co. It Is to have
life of twenty years.
The electric light plant of the Huro
Light and Power Co. will soon have I
operation a new gas producer engln
which will add about 30 per cent to th
Helmlg Odland , Ole Odland , Joh
Johnson , Chris Nelson and Thor No
son , who were charged with havln
held up John Mlkelson , of Parker , fc
a joke some time ago , didn't find I
so much of a Joke when fined $25 eac
and costs in justice court.
The 2-year-old sou of Mrs. Rut
Shopardson , of Aurora county , ate po
son fly paper and will die.
Wilbur S. Glass , of Watertown , ha
announced that ho will run for coi
gross on a LaFollette ticket.
In spite of the dry weather some c
the fanners of the state got as big
as twenty bushels of wheat to the acn
A memorial to Senator Klttredge I
to bo placed In the capltol at Plern
The funds are being raised by populo
Carl Aaron , of Arlington , was struc
by lightning and rendered unconsclou
for several hours. He was badl
burned but Is expected to recover.
Lightning struck the barn of Tli
Managan of Brookings , and destroye
the building with all horses and
quantity of hay and grain. The IDE
Many stock owners In the wester
part of the state are planting corn t
be used as fodder to take the place c
ho hay crop which way lost on iu >
omit of the drouth.
The project of the South Dakota In-
erurhan railway company In reported
o have been heartily omloiwd by tlu ;
commercial club of Sioux City.
Klalo Ebaon , the 2-yoar-ohl daughter
if Mr. and MrH. Nola II. liliHon , uf
Union county , tippet ! over u pan of
lolling hot dish water and wuu At
ovorely Injured that she died.
Sum Bear , a well known resident oC
Sioux Falls , committed milcldo at Will-
nar , Minn. Drink and llmuiclal ro-
craca nro said to bo tha caimo. For
ears ho was manager of the Now The-
itor at Sioux Falls and an active mem-
icr of the humane society.
Valentine Beats Wlsner.
Wlsner , Neb. , Aug. 22. Special to
The News : Valentino put It over on
Wlsnor hero In a good game by a score *
if 4 to 2. Valentino had thirteen men
lie on bases , but could not push them
icross the plate for scores.
Score : II. II.
Valentino . . . .01000201 0 4 10
Wlsner 11000000 0 2 4
Batteries : Valentine , Grimes and
Fischer ; Wlsnor , Cooper and Kucok.
Struck out : By Grimes , C ; by Cooper ,
11. Bases on balls : 0 % Grimes , 2 ;
Cooper , 15. Left on bases : Valen
tine , 13 ; WlBiior , 4. Two-base hits :
) eSllva , Grimes , Zncek. Tlmo of game ,
1:30. : Umpire , Swartz.
Cabinet Holds Meeting ,
Washington , Aug. 22. A last ses
sion of President Taft's cabinet for
several months was held at the whlto
muse today. The session lasted sev
eral hours. Much of the tlmo was de
voted to a discussion of the president'
veto on the cotton bill. Departmental
natters and the president's western
trip also wore considered.
Mrs. Ethel Willie of Lost Springs ,
Wyo. , Is hero visiting friends.
Leo Spittler came up from Omaha
Monday with a new motor car for
Miss Hilda Johnson of Ncllgh in
visiting with Miss Mildred Kay of
W. R. Graver and family spent Sun
day at the Graver Bros , ranch.
All the living tents nro already up-
and the big cliiiiitauqua tent will bo
The Royal Neighbors had several
initiations in their lodge Saturday aft
ernoon , after which a social was held
at which ice cream and cake were ,
Mrs. R. D. Tiffany went to Deloit
Monday to visit her parents , Mr. and
Mrs. Grover Maben.
A small party of O'Nollltes camped
at G. V. Golden's ranch Sunday.
Will Gllmoro was down from Valentino
Gordon Smith , the 10-year-old boy of
Earl Smith got a bone In his arm
broke by having a cow tramp on him
while he was milking in the dark.
R. B. Krachle , having proved up on
his homestead in S. Dak. , arrived in
Ewlng Friday to remain permanently
Henry Craig and wife went down to
Charley Libby and wife of Tilden
visited over Sunday with his brother ,
William Libby and family.
A brother of Mrs. A. Dahl , named
Waters , from Lincoln , left Monday
for home , after a few days visit with
A party Tuesday evening at the
homo of Rev. and Mrs. R. 15. Lackey ,
gotten up by their daughter Helen and
Miss Alary Park , was a unique alfair
and proved the real social event of the
season. Many of the young church
people were present and as it could
not lie otherwise , everybody had a.
genuine good time.
George Brewer of the firm of Brewer
& Anderson , went to Omaha Friday ,
where he closed a deal whereby "Hub"
Adams of Cook is now the owner of
480 acres of land southeast of Ewing.
Ford Campbell , a Burlington en
gineer , Sumlayed with friends in Ew
Mr. Napier purchased of Leroy But
ler two good residence lots in Ew
Mrs. Herbert Versaw Is visiting at
Cook , Neb.
Mr. John Wunner moved Monday
from East Ewlng to the house just va
cated by E. L. Davis.
A contract has been signed and
dates made for a four course lecture
series this winter.
A dance will be held Thursday , Fri
day and Saturday evenings of this
week in the opera house , the music to
be furnished by the Gunter orchestra
After a two weeks' camping on the
Elkhorn Prof. Thompson of Orchard
folded his tent Monday and returned
once more to his home , greatly Invig
The Ewlng boosters never will for
get the hospitality shown them by the
people of the town they visited last
Friday , and especially the people of
Nellgh who came out in autos to meet
them and escort them to town. Such
a demonstration was hardly to be ex-
'pected and on that account Is all the
Miss Josie Sanders is enjoying a
two weeks' visit at Rushvllle.
Martin Larson and family of Denver
are visiting his brother , Chris Larson
and on account of his wife's health
is thinking of buying and locating
here. Another brother with his wifq
are also visiting Mr. Larson , from
P. J. Manus of O'Neill was a guesl
of T. L. Loob Sunday.
A family reunion waa held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Blakely
Sunday. Among those present were
G. E. Duncan and wife of Los Angeles ,
Cal. , the latter being a sister of Mrs.
ninkol : .
Mrs. James Good , near Deloit , who
suffered a paralytic stroke some tlmo
ago , Is now up and doing finely.
The Misses Gertrude and Isabel
Conger vlalted with frlenda in Nellgh
Mrs. Lervy Butler Is Buffering from
an abscess on one of her limbs ,
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