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TIIE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOfKNAL. FRIDAY. SEPTEMUEtt 1 . mil.
France Send * Firm Reply.
Paris , Kept. 12. Frnnce'4 forty to
Oormnny'fl counter proposals In thu
Moroccan affair lias been written and
will bo laid before tliu French cabinet
today for njiproval. The task of drawIng -
Ing up the reply proved H I in pier than
at first expected , doubtless because
thu Gorman demands were such au
could not bo accepted by Franco. It Is
mild that the reply , while written In a
nplrll of conciliation , In absolutely
firm with regard to the position Franco
IIIIH assumed concerning questions of
principle , from which Franco will not
depart a hnlr's breadth ,
HAS CLEW TO MURDERERS.
Coroner at Madison , WIs. , Working on
Theory of Child Slaying.
Madison , WIs. , Sept. 12. "Llttlo An-
nlo Lcmbcrger came to her death at
the bands of unknown parties" was
the verdict of the coroner's Jury. The
mystery surrounding the abduction
and murder of the little 7-ycar-old
child , whoso body was found on Sat
urday Moating In Lake Monona , IB no
Coroner Lynch , however , IB said to
bo convinced that ho has a clew that
may lead to the arrest of the guilty
persons , but ho will not dlvulgo his
information. No one Is held by the
A "Tidal Wave" at Chicago.
Chicago , Sept. 12. Scores of small
boats along the Jackson patk harbor
were carried out Into the lake and
others were badly damaged by a wnva
similar to a tidal wave , that caused
Lake Michigan to rise flvo feet lust
night. At Chicago harbor , twoivo
miles south , tbo wave was not no
ticed. The "tidal wave" seomlngiy hud
no storm and swept over the city earlier -
lier lu the night
Congressman to Be Elected.
By reason of Congressman Latta's
untimely death , the Third congres
sional district of Nebraska will bo
called upon to elect a representative
at the coming November election.
According to the law , the governor
will proclaim n special primary elec
tion to bo held on Tuesday four weeks
before November election , thus bring
ing the primary on October 10.
The candidates nominated at the
party primaries on October 10 will
V then stand for election in November ,
to fill Mr. Latta's unexplrcd term.
Mr. Lutta was serving his second
term In congress. Ho defeated Judge
J. F. Boyd of Nollgh in two campaigns ,
loceivlng last November a majority of
More than 7,300 the biggest majority
iver given a congressman In Nebras
Postmasters at Omaha.
Omaha , Sept. 12. The annual con
vention of first class postmasters
opened hero today for a three days'
session. A largo number of postmas
ters representing every portion of the
nation , are In attendance , over 300
having notified the arrangements com
mittee of their intention to couio.
Today's program Includes addresses
of welcome by Postmasters Thomas
of Omaha , K. G. Maggl of Lincoln ,
Neb. ; Mayor J. C. Dahlman of Om
aha , and President David Cole of the
Omaha Commercial club , with response
sponseby Postmaster B. B. McJimsey
of Springfield , Mo.
Nearly all the national officers of
the association were present at the
opening session. They include : F.
G. Wlthoff , national president o Day
ton , O. ; B. It. Slzer , first vice presi
dent of Lincoln ; E. R. Woods of
Louisville , Ky. , second vice president ;
Isadoro Sobel , third vice president ,
Erie , Pa. ; G. W. Bear , Tampa , Fla. ,
fourth vice president ; E. C. Mansfield
of Boston , fifth vice president ; D. C.
Olln of Milwaukee , treasurer and
Howard Marshall of Dayton , secre
Postmaster B. P. Montfort of Cin
cinnati is here with the avowed Inten
tion of taking the next convention to
Warnerville on the Map.
Warnerville , a hamlet a few miles
southwest of Norfolk , Is decidedly and
emphatically on the map of Nebraska
today in red letters. For be It known
the public school of Warnerville , Neb. ,
having an enrollment of thirty-two
pupils and one teacher , has won the
first prize at the Nebraska state fair
for general school exhibit in compe
tition with all other schools of Ne
braska. The Warnervillo school also
won two other prizes at the state fair.
The general school exhibit first
prize was for general school woik re
lief maps and industrial work. This
exhibit was prepared throughout the
school year that closed in May. The
first prize is $10 in cash. ,
When Mrs. C. H. Brake , the teacher , J !
received official notice yesterday
Lincoln that Warnerville had won
three prizes , thirty-two pairs of lungs
let out a lusty yell. "What's the mut t-
ter with Warnorville ? " they shouted.
Another prize won by Warnervillo
was the first premium on rural school
drawings. This prize is $2 cash. An
other prize coming to Warnerville isis
the sfcond premium on a relief map
of Nebraska. This prize is $1 cash.
Latta in Nebraska Forty-eight Years.
Tekamah , Neb. , Sept. 12. James p'
Latta was born in Ashland county ,
Ohio , Oct. 31 , 1844. At the age of 2
he accompanied his parents to Jack
son county , la. Hero ho assisted his
father on a farm until 1SC3 , when he
removed to Nebraska , reaching Burt
county , Nov. C , 18C3 , walking all 3fm
the way. Ho first settled In Arizona
township east of Tekamah , where he
resided for seventeen years , raising
and feeding cattle and conducting into
extensive farm. He then moved to
the city of Tekamah , where he resid
ed for thirty-two years. d3d
Dec. 29 , 1870 , Mr. Latta was united
in marriage to Llbbio Jones , also a
native of Jackson county , la. Ever
since taking up his residence in Te
kamah Mr. Latta has been one of the
most public spirited in the com
munity and contributed whenever
possible to the upbuilding of thee
town and county. Ho become Inter
ested In the banking business In 1877
and Rlnco that time has been one of
the leading bankers in this section of
the state and at one time was presi
dent and principal Btockholldcr In the
First National bank of this city , one
of the strongest In the state.
Mr. Latta served the city as mayor
and In 1SS7 was sent to tbo state legis
lature to represent the county of
Burt. In 1907 ho was elected a mem
ber of the state senate , In 1908 ho was
elected to the national IIOUBO of rep
resentatives In Washington from the
Third congressional district and
again In 1010 ho was re-elected with
the biggest majority ever received by
a congressman in Nebraska.
Mr. Latta leaves a wife , two sons ,
Edward the eldest , cashier of his
father's bank here , and Burt , mana
ger of the farm and big ranch north
of town , where a big tile factory of
his own Is making tile to drain his
Here also ho has a pretty deer park
where the animals can be seen plain
ly from the main road among the
trees. His brother , George , also well
to do , owns and lives on a big farm
north of town.
Mr. Latta Is a member of the Ma
sonic lodge of this city and of Mount
Calvary commandery , Omaha.
Ho was a democrat In politics.
Madison , Neb. , Sept. 12. Special to
Tlio News : Former Senator Allen to
day wired Mrs. J. P. Latta as follows-
"Mrs. J. P. Latta , Tekamah , Neb. IT
am profoundly shocked by the death
of your husband. Mrs. Allen joins
me in an expression of sympathy. The
loss to his family and the state Is Ir
reparable. William V. Allen. "
Speed On Was Sold.
O'Neill , Neb. , Sept. 12. Special to.
The News : Speed On , 2:12Vi : byl
Shade On , 2:08 : , owned by Dave
Stannard of O'Neill , was sold at Ham-
lln , Minn. , to D. J. Felern of Rlpon ,
WIs. At the race meet at Hamlln ,
held a week ago , Speed On compelled
the veteran race horse men to take
off their hats to him in stepping a.
half mile in 1:01. : Speed On was n
general favorite with the O'Neill race
goers and always made good. Speed
On will be missed here as he always
drew a big crowd the day bo raced.
Father Gebauer Leaves Norfolk.
Rev. Felix Gebauer , who has been
assistant pastor of the Sacred Heart
Catholic church of this city and who
has had charge of several churches in
smaller towns in this vicinity , has
been appointed as pastor of the St.
Paul , Neb. , Catholic church.
Father Gebauer Is In Omaha today
but will return this evening. He will
leave Norfolk for St. Paul Friday
morning. Father Gebauer has been In
Norfolk for over two years assisting
Father J. C. Buckley. He came direct
to Norfolk from his ordination in Eu
rope and has surprised many Norfolk
people by his quick wit and his amaz
ing rapidity in mastering the English
language. When Father Gebauer came
to Norfolk he did not speak a word of
English. Today he is able to read and
write and speak English almost like
a native. Besides the English lan
guage Father Gebauer Is a master of
German , French , Portuguese , Spanish ,
Italian , Bohemian , Polish , and speaks
and understands the Russian lan
Since his stay in Norfolk Father
Gebauer has made many friends , not
only among his congregation but
among people of other denominations.
He Is a great lover of outdoor sports
and during the fishing and hunting
season he has given many exhibitions
of his art in this line. Father Gebauer
is known among Norfolk people to be
one of the greatest smokers in Nor
"It will hurt no healthy man to
smoke twelve cigars a day , " he says.
"That is , If the man enjoys the cigars. "
Father Gebauer himself smokes from
five to ten cigars a day and while fish
ing in some shady nook on the Elkhorn -
horn enjoys "swapping" over to the
pipe.Rev. . J. C. Buckley Jias not yet learn ,
ed who will succeed Father Gebauer
Seventh Day Adventlst Campmeetlng.
* The Seventh Day Adventlsts of this
part of Nebraska are holding a camp-
meeting here this week. About twen
ty tents are pitched and It is expected
that by the latter part of the week
twice as many will bo up and occupied
by campers , on the Olney grounds. In
other years one centrally located
campmeeting has been held each sea
son for the entire state , but this year
four smaller meetings are being held ,
the one preceding this having been
held at Collegevlew , a suburb of Lin
coln. This meeting was attended by
about 1,500 Seventh Day Adventlsts
Ed. S. W. Christian , the president of
the Nebraska conference , Elds. Lars
Nellsen and R. Schopbach of College
view , and Elder Hawkins of Omaha
are conducting the services. A. T.
Kirk is in charge of the grounds. Pub
lic services are held at 0:45 : , 9 , 10:30 :
a. m. , and 2:30 : and 7:45 : p. m. Chil
dren's meeting at 4:30 : p. m. Everybody -
. body is welcome to attend any or nil
I of the services.
BRYAN WILL STUMP.
Will Make Average of Three Speeches
a Day for Month ,
Lincoln , Sept. 14. W. J. Bryan , un
der the auspices of the democratic
state committee , will spend three
weeks making campaign speeches for
the democratic state ticket , beginning
The schedule will call for an average
of three speeches a day.
It is expected that every county seat
In the more thickly populated parts of
the state will be reached by Mr. Bry
Chairman Byrnes of the democratic
state committee will confer with C. W.
Bryan today regarding dates and loca
In his speeches in favor of the dera-
| ' ocratlc state ticket Mr. Bryan will also
address voters on national Issues.
A FIRE AT KANSAS CITY.
Fowler Packing Co , Damaged to Ex
tent of $75,000. ,
Kansas City , Sept. 14. Fire that
for a time this morning threatened the
entire Fowler Packing company plant
In Kansas City , Kan. , was controlled
after It had destroyed the fertilizer
building and damaged the hog killing
plant. The loss is estimated at $75-
000. It required the combined efforts
of the fire departments of Kansas
City , Mo , , and Kansas City , Kan. , to
overcome the flames which started
from an unknown cause.
Drowns In Moving Picture.
Redondo , Calif. , Sept. 14. The sink
ing of a "pirate" ship , posed for a
moving picture machine off Redondo
beach , was Interrupted by a scone
about which there was no pretense ,
when David Thomas of Los Angeles ,
17 years old , who swam out to get a
closer view of the actors , became ex
hausted and sank. Ills plight was
first noted by the make believe pi
rates engaged In mimic
light on the ship. Several of them
plunged to the rescue , but they were
too far away , and Thomas drowned.
TRAINS FOR RUSH.
Northwestern Will Send Many Extras
, Fremont Tribune : Special trains to
i handle the crowds that will rush pell-
mell for Dallas and other South Da
kota towns when the registration for
the land drawing begins in October
will be run out of Fremont at the rate
of several a day. Officials of the east
ern division of the Northwestern at a
meeting at Norfolk yesterday outlined
. n general plan for train service during
| Extra sections of passenger trains
No. 1 , 3 and 5 will be made up at Fre
mont and shot out westward Just as
fast as they are filled. A special train
to be known as No. 7 will be made up
I at Omaha and sent westward every
evening. All the trains will run to
Dallas. Three trains daily will ply be
tween Dallas and Winner.
Inquiries are pouring in at the pas
senger offices in Chicago at the rate of
fully 200 letters a day all coming from
people who desire Information regardIng -
Ing the dates of registration and the
train : service.
MASS MEETING AT V HURON.
Dakota Insurgents Gather and Put
Taft on Grill.
Huron , S. D. , Sept. 14. The mass
meeting ' of insurgent republicans held
In ' the auditorium of the Huron opera
house ' for all the world seemed like a
democratic ' meeting in the heart of a
campaign. As a matter of fact , Pres
ident Taft , the titular leader of the republican -
publican party , could hardly be more
roundly abused by democratic 1m
rangers anywhere than he was in this
The committee reported the follow
Ing resolutions , which previously had
been drafted by Mr. Richards :
We , the progressive republicans of
South Dakota , in wide open state mass
meeting assembled , do hereby resolve
and proclaim Hon. Robert M. La Fol
lette our national progressive repub
lican leader , and do by these resolu
tions place him in nomination before
the South Dakota electorate as a can
didate for the presidency of the United
States , and pledge him our unswerv
We have watched with delight Sen
ator La Follette's political develop
ment during the past quarter of a cen
tury into the greatest constructive
statesman of the age.
He is right on the labor question.
He is right on the money question.
He is right on the Blakeman'A
He is right on the trust question.
He is right on the reciprocity ques
He Is right on the Alaskan question.
He stands for popular representa
tive government in party , state and
nation In order that the people may
rule and develop this government into
a state making for human happiness
to which it was dedicated.
We heartily approve of the plan of
ascertaining the physical valuation of
railroad and trust properties and pro
viding for specific railroad rates and
prices of trust goods , as far as the
earning power of actual capital Invest
ed Is concerned.
We emphatically protest against giv
ing over the coinage of issuance of
money into private hands , as advocat
ed in the Aldrlch-Taft central bank
theory. We insist that the govern
ment of the United States shall coin
and issue the people's money and keep
the key to future progress in Its own
We believe In equitable tariff pro
tection for the west as well as the
east.An immense crowd attended the
races. Summaries :
2:17 : pace Kentucky M won , Billy
Wilds second , Dr. Burns third. Bes
time , 2:15. :
2:40 : pace Freckles won , Lody
Sprig second , Dr. Miller third. Besf
time , 2:22M. : .
Two-year-old trot half mile Don
Alamo won , Dulci Locovada second
Ethel Maine third. Best time , 1:20. :
Dr. R. A. Mittelstadt returned from
Mrs. Klmball Drebert of Foster is
here visiting with relatives.
Miss Rose Gerber of Oklahoma City
Okla. , Is here visiting friends.
H. F. Barnhart went to Lynch on
business and Incidentally to celebrat
George N. Beels went to Fremon
on Monday to meet with a commute' '
of Odd fellows.
Rev. and Mrs. Sheips of Pierce and
Rev. and Mrs. Pruess of Wisner were
visitors in the city.
Mrs. Charles Sheeler and her daugh
ter Jean have gone to Harlan , la. , to
spend a week with relatives.
J. C. Lai kin went to Battle Creek
Misses Letba and Merle Blakeman' '
eft yesterday for Indlanola , la. , where
hey will attend Simpson college.
Albert Kluncy made a trip to Pierce.
Misses Dora and Hattle Molden *
auer went to Rock Rapids , la. , to
pond a few days with relatives.
Miss Metta Aaron , enroute from her
onio at Honklns to Magnolia , la. ,
she Is now employed , was hero
Isltlng with friends.
J. Baiim returned from New York ,
Millndelphln , Plttsburg , Boston , Wash-
iigton , Newport and many other cities
i the east , where he spent a month
Mrs. Edward Adams of Missouri
Galley , enroute to Pierce to which
ilace she wan taking her BOD , who will
ttend school there , was here visiting
Ed Hans has returned from Schuy-
er where his mother lives. The moth-
r will come to Norfolk to make her
omo with her son as soon as she dls-
oscs of her property In that city.
M. Irvln sold his automobile to Dr.
: 'rlnglo of Pierce.
Herman Buss of Hosklns Is suffer-
ng from a sprained ankle.
Ernest Raasch shipped two carloads
f cattle to the South Omaha market.
Being unable to reach a quorum last
venlng , there was no meeting of the
Clarence Rasley , who has been suf-
'orlng from a sprained ankle , is re-
elvlng further trouble from his In-
ury. His physician put the Injured
number in a plaster-of-paris cast to-
A large crowd of Norfolk ball fans
ccompanled the Norfolk ball team to
Crelghton Tuesday afternoon , where
n very fast game of ball was sched
uled. Several automobile loads of fans
also made the trip.
A settlement has been made In the
? reythaler-Morton lawsuit. Freythaler
barged thnt stock belonging to Moron -
on ran through his field , doing much
damage. The case was settled satis-
'aetorlly for $10 in favor of Freythaler.
Charles Ritchie , a Norfolk mall car
ier , reports Henry Woodruff In the
'Prince of Tonight" is great. Mr.A
Ritchie had the pleasure of seeing
Woodruff in action at Lincoln recent-
The editor of the Meadow Grove
News is In possession of part of a cap
belonging to Aviator Walsh , who had
n mishap in his aeroplane flight at NeIgh -
Igh Saturday. The editor tells Nor-
'oik friends that the cap was torn Into
nany pieces and he Is keeping the
remnants as a souvenir.
Miss Ethel Hlbben , daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. J. Ilibben , has been added
to the list of Norfolk students who
will attend the state university this )
rear. Miss Hibbcn will also make
one more member for the Norfolk club
which is being organized by Norfolk
students at the university.
Mrs. Louise Barney , mother of Mrs.
Charles Sheeler of this city , writes.
from Seattle , where she is visiting ,
hat Seattle scenery is great. Mrs. [
Barney is sojourning for a few months
on the western coast. She will visit
Oregon , California and other coast
states before returning to Norfolk.
A clerk carrier is to be added to I
the Norfolk postolllce force. For this I
position application blanks are on Hie'c
at the postofllce , the position being
open for application by any one who
ares to take the examination. No
application will be accepted after Sep-
ember 23. The examination takes
place in Norfolk on September 27.
Peter Duffy , formerly of Norfolk but
low living at Long Pine , is suffering
from a broken leg as the result of a
horse falling on him. Mrs. D. B. Duffy
of this city has returned from a sev
eral weeks visit at Long Pine and re
ports that Mr. Duffy's condition is very
favorable. Mrs. Duffy was accompa
nied to Long Pine by her daughter ,
Miss Bessie Duffy.
Fifteen hundred tons of freight haul
ed into Norfolk in thirty cars Monday
iifternoon by a double header on the
Union Pacific , was the reason why the
regular freight was four hours late.
Six cars of peaches for the Evans
Fruit company from California and
Utah , eight cars of coal , some cars of
lumber and more material for the new
Union Pacific depot were included in
the long train.
C. H. Kelsey , who recently moved to
this city from Nellgh , has purchased
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Morris B.
Irvln on Tenth street and Madison
avenue. Mr. Kelsey takes possession
of the home in October , when it is expected -
pected Mr. and Mrs. Irvin and their
daughter Miss Derris Irvin will so
journ for several months at least in
southern California and in the region
of the Gulf of Mexico.
I. T. Cook has the contract for the
excavating for the new Union Pacific
depot. The work will be started within -
in the next few days. Engineer Stan
ley and his gang were stopped in their
work of moving the old depot and
sent to Fullerton , near which place a
six-Inch rain washed out much track
Sunday evening. At Spaulding there
was a ten-Inch rain. The water In the
Fullerton depot stood four inches high
The presidents of the Commercial
club and the Ad club have appointed
W. A. Witzigman and W. W. Wasson I
as the chairmen of committees to co- j
operate with B. A. Bullock on his pro
jected wntei power plant. The com
mitteemen were empowered to select
the balance of their committees and
they chose Pres. A. L. Killlan of the
Commercial club and Pres. W. H.
Blakeman of the Ad club to work with
them. The committee will take steps
Wednesday to locate the dam site.
S. E. Rudd , a printer In the employ
of The News , received a surprise last
evening when he was halted by a
cousin on Norfolk avenue whom he
had not seen for n number of years
and Whom ho believed had been in
California for the past year. Mr. and
Mrs. Rudd were enroute home from
the city when the cousin , accompanied
by ills wife , surprised them. The '
cousin Is H. A. Rudd of Wayne and Is ]
the proprietor of the only restaurant ,
at Wayne. i
With three paving movements on
foot in Norfolk at the present time ,
people arc beginning to expect that
the early spring of next year will see
great activities along this line of pub
lic Improvement. The petitions to
pave North Ninth street and Norfolk
avenue between Seventh and Ninth ;
and Norfolk avenue from Ninth to
Fourteenth ; and Third street as for
as the new Northwestern station on
the South Side are so near the re
quired number of signatures that H
now seems likely nil three of these
movements will succeed ,
France's Latest Reply.
Ramboullet , France , Sept. 13. Pros-
dent Falllcrcs today gave his formal
sanction to the French reply to the
latest note from Germany regarding
Morocco. Foreign Minister DoSolves ,
after submitting the document , hasten
ed by motor car to Paris and If the
reply can bo transcribed In tlmo a
courier will leave with It for Berlin
tonight. Otherwise the note will go
forward In the morning.
Kelsey to Speak at Bank Convention.
Omaha , Sept. 12. Special to The
News : When the bankers of thostato
meet In annual convention In Omaha
on September 18 41111 ! IS ) , they will be
offered a program of addresses , which
will out-rank any former event of Its
While bankers from all over the
state will speak on subjects of vital
Interest , ninny well known men In the
banking world from outside of the
state have accepted invitations to
made addresses. Chief among these
are Col. Fred E. Fnrnsworth , general
secretary of the American Bankers
association , who will speak on the
subject "The American Hunkers As
sociation. " Virgil M. Harris , trust of
ficer of the Mercantile Trust company
of St. Louis , will deliver nn address
on "Let's Choose Executors. " Both
these : addresses will be on the open
On Tuesday morning Dr. Albert S.
Belles of Haverford college Is slaved
for * an address , while. In the afternoon
Arthur Reynolds of DCS Molnes , la. ,
will speak on "The Aldrich Plan. " Mr.
Reynolds is n member of the National
Nebraska bankers will usurp the
program to a great extent. George N.
Seymour . of Elgin , Neb. , president of
the : : state association , will respond to
the ' address of welcome , which will bo
delivered by Milton T , Barlow of the
United States National bank of Onm
ha. Carson Hildreth of Franklin will
make the report of the agricultural
education committee on Tuesday
morning. Immediately afterward J. J.
Tooley , cashier of the Anselmo State
bank , will speak on the experiences
and observations of the country bank
Charles H. Kelsey of Norfolk Is slat
ed for a talk on "Express Company
Orders , " which will be followed by a
IJ talk on "Banking" by the Hon. E.
Royse of Lincoln , secretary of the
state banking board.
The fact that Mr. Kelsey is counsel
for Willis McBi'lde , the Elgin banker ,
who is now having an important law
suit witli an express company over
certain money orders , will make the
address all the more Interesting.
PUT IT UP TO EMPLOYES.
Illinois Central Shopmen Hold Confer
ence on Strike Situation.
Chicago , Sept. 12. Following the
refusal of the international assocla
tlon of machinists to back tfie propos
ed strike of the Illinois Central rail
road shopmen in support of the sys
tem of the federation , international of
ficers in Chicago in charge of the sit
uation prepared to hold another con
ference at 2:30 : o'clock this afternoon
with a view of putting the entire con
troversy up to the employes.
Sheean Not to Blame.
Norfolk railroad men and some em
ployes at the Northwestern headquar
ters deny the Omaha report that En
gineer Thomas Sheean was in any way
to blame for the injury of two railway
mail clerks and the accident at Oma
ha Sunday evening when a Union Pa
cific engine crashed into the mall car
of train No. C. Mr. Sheean's train
was at a standstill when the Union Pa
cific engine struck the train. Sheean
is one of the best engineers on the
road. The Thirteenth and Martha
street crossing at Omaha is a danger
ojs one and Northwestern engineers
knowing this , always take great prt.
cautions. Only a few years ago Engi
neer C. J. Hlbben , enroute east with
his j train , stopped his engine only n
few j feet from the danger mark when
his j train was going at the rate of for
ty-five ( mllea an hour. The stop slgna
was flashed into his face at the same
crossing , but he succeeded In stopping
In time to avert any accidents. En
glneer ( Sheean has a northbound run
from j this city and "swapped" for one
day ( with Engineer J. A. Wllley , who
was to have taken No. C east from
Norfolk ] last Sunday. Both men are
among ( the favorite engineers of the
How the report was printed in Oma
ha that Mr. Sheean ran past the block
is j not known. If- his train had been n
few : yards further , the U. P. engine
would have crashed into a passeuge
COKELEY IS ON TRIAL.
Statutory Charge Is Made Against Him
In Police Court.
S. A. Cokeley will be tried on a
statutory charge , after a number o
continuances , In Judge Elselcy's cour
today , M. C. Hazen , acting county at
torney , Is prosecuting the case and J
C. Engelman is counsel for Cokeley
Mrs. Anna Tillen , who Is mentlone
In the charges against Cokeley , wa
in the courtroom with her IC-year-olu
daughter and both will be called on
the witness stand this afternoon. Clo
ment Tillen , husband of Mrs. Tillen
told on the stand during the mornln
that he has not been living with hi :
wife for about a year and declare
that Cokeley has been living with he
while he was away. Tillen work
Iphts at the Northwestern roundp
ouso and declares ho lias been send-
ig money to his wife , although she
rdcrcd him out of the house and
ould not cook his meals.
Henry Felthaver , a neighbor of the
Illcns , who lives on South Second
treot , declares there hnvo been many
cones In the Tillen homo In which
'okoley ' has played a prominent part ,
lo testified that on various occasions
o saw Cokeley and the Tillen woman
MT. AETNA IS WORSE.
ensnnts Flee Before River of Lnvn.
Cntanln , Sicily , Sept. 111. The crest
f Mount Aetna now presents a terrl-
ylng spectacle. Heavy smoke lies
ver It , with frequent brilliant flashes ,
nd the bombardment which IB contln-
otis along n line nearly two miles In
xtcnt Is like the firing of heavy ar-
A torrent of burning lavn 2,000 feet
'Itlo ' and four feet deep la pouring
own the slope. Everything In its
my has been carried before It.
rovofl of trees have been uprooted
nd set on fire and the lava stream IB
weeping through tbo fields , Bending
for miles around hot waves of
The peasants have left their homes ,
larrylng with them the aged , the sick
nd the children , and meager belong-
: igs they were able to get together.
Whllo regions covered the hardened
: iva of past eruptions have been torn
pen by the frequent earth shocks ,
; iany of these quakes have been of
real violence , and the peasants fear
. repetition of the Messina disaster.
10,000 , Letters In Waste Basket.
Dallas , S. D. , Sept. 13. Because of
confused notion on the question of
nailing applications for the Rosebud
, nd Pine Rldgo land opening , nearly
0,000 people , located in all sections of
he United States , have made n faulty
tart on the proposition of trying for
mo of thcso farms. Almost thnt many
applications have so far been mailed
o Judge James W. Wlttcn at Dallas ,
under the Impression that reglstra-
ions may be made in this manner.
In order to correct some of the al
leged prejudices of previous openings
regulation was announced that all
implications must bo mailed to Judge
Wlttcn. This instruction as to mati
ng applies only after the slips have
been duly executed nt one of the reg-
storing towns , but many have con
strued It to mean that they can mall
applications from their homo towns to
.ho judge. Judge Witten will return
o Washington after the completion
of the drawing at Minot , N. D. , and Is
not duo to reach Dallas until Septem
ber 30. He will bo hero during the
entire registration period , October 2
Congress Sends Delegation.
Washington , Sept. 13. The congres
sional delegation to attend the funeral
of Representative J. P. Lat'ta at Tc-
kainnh , Neb. , Friday was completed
oday by the designation of Senators
Irown and Hitchcock of Nebraska ,
Bristow of Kansas , Owen of Oklahoma ,
Reed of Missouri and Kenyon of Iowa
o represent the senate. The house
committee was named yesterday.
Club Opening Is Postponed.
Directors of the Commercial club
net Tuesday afternoon and decided to
lostpone the opening of the club's new
icadquarters from tomorrow evening
intll September 27 , partly because of
ho Madison county fair and partly be
cause Secretary Hawkins is scheduled
o go to Chicago next week to attend
the annual convention of the commer
cial club secretaries , where he takes
nuch Norfolk advertising. The con
vention will be In session September
20 , 21 and 22 inclusive.
Tannehlll Goes for Convention.
Frank Tannehlll was elected by the
directors as Norfolk delegate to at-
end the Nebraska Farmers congress
of Nebraska Rural Life commission
icld at York , Neb. , September 20 and
21. Mr. Tannehill was instructed to
endeavor to persuade the association
to hold the next year's convention in
Norfolk. Mr. Tannehill will make the
trip to York overland in his automo
bile and extends an invitation for oth
ers to accompany him.
The club will move into their new
building next week. On the opening
night Secretary Hawkins will have an
address on "What the Commercial
lub Has Accomplished. "
WIND AT SPRINGFIELD , ILL.
Trees Fill Streets , Cellars Flooded ,
Street Cars Tied up.
Springfield , 111. , Sept. 13. Spring
field was badly damaged by three wind
storms which occurred this morning
in rapid succession between 2 and
4:50 : a. m. The streets arc obstructed
by thousands of fallen trees. Trolley
lines are down and street car service
is at a standstill. Streets and cellars
The copper roof of the dome of the
statehouse was torn off. Switchboards
of the Interstate Telephone company
caught fire and all electric currents
were shut off when the first storm
struck. No loss of life has been re
ported either In the city or vicinity.
Cokeley Sent to Jail.
Mrs. Clements Tillen , who was n
witness yesterday In the Cokeley case ,
was n caller In Judge Elseley's office
this morning. She requested that a
warrant be Issued for the arrest of
Henry Foldhaver , a neighbor , who was
a witness for the prosecution in the
Cokeley case. She gave no grounds
as to why Feldhaver should bo arrest
ed and Judge Elseley , after giving her
some good advice referred her to an
Constable Flnkhouse had Cokeley in
charge but luckily the train Madison-
bound was missed and Cokeley was
locked ap In Jail. Ills father , who has
been at Hartlngton on business , ar.-
rived and visited his son nt the Jail
where , after a conference , It was be-
Moved bo would ball his son out. It e18'
probable that the case may bo carried
to the district court.
C. R. Allen of Durant , Okla. , is hi
P. H. Davis returned from a few
weeks' business trip In Canada.
J. S. Jackson of Kaunas City , for
merly on The News staff , Is expected
In Norfolk this evening for n few days'
Mrs. II. A. Twldiull of Moorccroft ,
| YV.VO. , IH vlwltliiK her slstor , Mrs. N.
.A . Huso. , & $
Miss Hulda Koll of Lead , S. D. , IB lu
the city visiting with her sister , Miss
Mr. and Mrn. E. E. Miller hnvo gene
to Sioux City where they will visit for
Miss Cnrrlo Harding of Omaha IB
hero vlsltlni ? with her grandmother ,
Mrs. M. A. McMillan.
Mrs. A. W. DellfuKH and Mrs. Juda
of Chicago are hero visiting with
friends and relatives.
Mrs. J. B. Hlght and little son of
Interior , S. I ) . , are visiting at the homo
of her parents , Mr. and Mrs. F. L' .
A. S. Kelly , traffic superintendent of
the Nebraska Tele-phono company , IB
hero looking over the traffic condltloim
of the Norfolk exchange and also ex
amining the Norfolk territory.
Mr. and .Airs. Edward O'Noll , who
were hero spending their honeymoon
with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Krlekhaus ,
hnvo returned to their home In Evans-
vllle , Ind. , * lu Chicago , \\hero they
visit for a few days.
There will be a regular meeting of
Beulah chapter , No. 40 , tomorrow
A regular mooting of the lire depart
ment will be held In the city hall this
Mrs. J. C. S. Wollls m'veroly Htrain
ed her back yesterday when she slipped -
pod and fell down Ktnlrs. - .
William Knablo , a Norfolk fanner ,
IH suffering from an Infected hand UK
the result of receiving a nmall scratch ,
when working In his stockyards.
E. E. Coleman and S. E. Martin re
turned from a successful chicken hunt
ing expedition In the country twenty
miles northwest of this city. Each
hunter brought back ton fine birds.
According to telegraphic reports , the
remains of Mrs. A. J. Mosley , daugh
ter of H. H. Luke of this city , who
died in Denver last Sunday , will bo
burled in this city. The remains are
expected hero Thursday.
Frank Flynn , manager of the oil
burner company recently organized
here , has opened headquarters In tho.
Emll Koohn building on Norfolk av
enue. A meeting IK soon to bo held
by 1 the company to Incorporate and
also : to decide on the name of the com
[ According to records held by Man
ager i Stafford of the Norfolk ball team
Crolghton ( and Norfolk have played six1
games ! , each winning three. The rub
ber Is to be played off In Norfolk in
about a week. Burke comes to Nor
folk next Sunday. The ball team goes
to Madison Thursday for a game with
The Commercial chili has just or
dered two more cars of oil for South
Thirteenth street. The oil will bo
shipped immediately and will be ap
plied as soon as It arrives. A little
over four miles more of the Madison
road will be oiled , making eight miles
of the oiled road in all leading south
from Norfolk. The stretch that was
oiled In the spring will be re-oiled.
In honor of their guests , Mr. and
Mrs. Edward O'Neal , Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Kriekhnus entertained a number
of their friends Sunday evening. Mr.
O'Neal gave several vocal selections
during the evening. Music and recita
tions were the features of the event.
Ices and mints were nerved. Monday
evening Mrs. Edward Ochener enter
tained in honor of Mr. and Mrs. O'Neil.
Judge Eiseley gave Sylvester A.
Cokeley thirty days in the county jail
on a statutory charge. Acting County
Attorney Hnzen acted as prosecutor.
Cokeley declares he will appeal the
case. There is another charge of
drunkenness against Cokeley on Judge
Elseley's docket for which Cokeley
has not yet answered. The courtroom
was filled with spectators during the
Constable Finkhouse visited the
state hospital for insane and served
notice on Thomas Health , located in
that institution , and whose guardian
died last July. Health is said to be an
incompetent person and the notice is
sent out by the county judge of Dodge
county , who will hear the case on Oc
tober 2. William Meyer of Hooper Is
recommended as guardian for Health ,
who has $5,000 due him very soon.
The annual meeting of the Associat
ed Board of Charities will be held at
the city hall Thursday night at 8
o'clock and all citizens of Norfolk In
terested in this work are urged by the-
officers to be present. Election of of
ficers for the year will take place and
plans outlined. It is expected that the
charity board will have an unusual
amount of work for the coming winter
and for this reason a large crowd Is
hoped for Thursday night.
Secretary Rynearson of the Madison
county fair has given word by phone
to Supt. Crosier that all school chil
dren under Ifi years of age will bo
admitted at the fair Thursday without
tickets. Pupils belonging to the Grant
school will not need excuses or tickets.
Other pupils of the Norfolk schools
will be excused with clear records pro
vided the required written r oral ex
cuse from parents is presented to their
respective teachers before going.
R. B. Mead , a brakeman was fined
$15 In Judge Elseley's court yesterday.
Mead was charged with being drunk ,
disorderly , insulting women and among
other charges he is said to have threat
ened to attack an ofllcer. Mead was
arrested once this week and paid a
fine of $7.50. After being released ho
made his second appearance on the
south side and told Patrolman Sasse ,
who is substituting for Mike Kennedy
for a few days , thnt the night chief of
police had told him to "clean Sasso
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