The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, September 15, 1911, Page 6, Image 6
THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , SEPTEMBER 16 , 1911. On The s TAGE Henry Woodruff May Come Dack , If Norfolk wants Henry Woodruff , famous star , In "Tho Prince of To night , " a great musical comedy , ho'll come to town. When Mr. Woodruff was hero last year in "Tho Genius , " ono of the boat uhows ever neon In Norfolk , ho said that he'd like to como back If It could 1)0 arranged. Ho Is again under Mort II. Singer's management and Mr. Sing er has offered the attraction to the Auditorium , but on a guarantee. So It's up to Norfolk to say whether It wants the famous comedian In his bril liant now role. Mr. Woodruff has been ono of the J big features of state fair week at ' , Lincoln this week. Ho has boon at ' .tho Oliver all week and Is acclaimed the best state fair attraction ever seen in Lincoln during a state fair. A list will bo circulated among Nor folk people to determine whether or not they want Woodruff September 27. The largo cast of principals In sup port of Mr. Woodruff evidences the choice of the best to bo had In the musical comedy Held , and the chorus Is a typical Mort II. Singer beauty gathering of girls , who can sing and dance and make the audience wonder If the producer cornered all the pretty girls In the country. As the prince of the mythical land , of Lunltanla , I wherein ho succeeds In winning the girl of his heart , Mr. Woodruff pro- I sonts a portrayal with all the nils- chlovous twinkles , apt witticisms and bubbling good nature that have won him so strong a regard In the hearts of theatergoers. Popular Lyman Twins Coming ! The over popular Lyman Twins , who I have been favorites In Norfolk for the I past half dozen years , are coming to the Auditorium soon with a new comedy ody , Just out this season. It Is said to bo the best they've been seen In and they're always clever In whatever they undertake. They always got a full house In Norfolk , because Norfolk people know them and like 'em. Club Building About Finished. The new quarters of the Norfolk Commercial club will be formally opened with a cmoker to Norfolk cltl zens on next Thursday evening , Sep tember 14. Carpenters and othe workmen on the Carlson buildings on Second street and Norfolk avenue de clare that the Commercial club build ing will bo ready for occupancy by that date. Secretary A. W. Hawkins of the club declares the building wll bo furnished In time for Thursday night's smoker when the formal house warming Is scheduled. The new building consists of three rooms , a largo private ofllce in the front and a reception room large enough to seat at least 100 people At the rear of this reception room is a kitchen. Injured by Lightning. Gross , Neb. , Sept. U. Special to The News : The farm house occupied b > the family of Levl Johns was strucl by lightning at 6 o'clock a. m. , tin bolt striking the east gable. Mrs Johns , whoso bed was at the side o the house , was quite seriously burne < about the left side. An uncle and ser were also stunned. Mr. Johns ant the two youngest sons were away a the time and escaped injury. The damage to the building is not great. Fast Ball at Burton. Burton , Neb. , Sept. 9. Special tc The News : Sprlugview was shut ou by the Burton White Sox , the first day of the old soldiers' and settlers' re union at Burton , by a score of 1 to 0 This goes down in history as one o the fastest games ever played Ir northwest Nebraska. Not a mar crossed homo plate until the last hal of the ninth inning when Burton mad three hits thus scoring one man. On .man was out when tlio winning scor was made. Schanager of Sp ingvie and "Kid" Outhouse of the Burtor team both pitched fine ball , Outhous getting eleven strike-outs and Scha nager seven. Both teams played a ! homo players. Time of game , 1:10 : Umpires , Kirseh and Spaun. Th Burton White Sox play the fas Wewela , ( S. D. ) team today , and good game Is expected. Tlio Burton White Sox claim t < have the fastest team of any towi in the northwest , playing all loca players. This team is composed o all farmers but Captain Clayton am he and Manager Rhodes can justl ; feel proud of the Burton White Sox Henry Woodruff is Golf Shark. Henry Woodruff , the handsome stn who backs up his good looks by rea acting ability , and is now appearinj in Mort II. Singer's musical fantasy "Tho Prince of Tonight , " which ma ; soon be seen hero , is a golf shark , ac cording to his fellow members of tin Lambs club , and an effort will be madi to induce him to play on the Countr ; flub links if he comes to Norfolk. Mr. Woodruff , as befits a successfn star , has a beautiful summer home located at Siasconsott , Nantucke Isle , Mass. During the summer , whlli entertaining several of the Lambs a his home , each of his guests modest ly acknowledged that he was th < champion golfer of the club. Wood ruff suggested that there was a pri vate golf links adjoining his ground to which ho had access , also that h < could get the various implements nee essary to play the game. All enthu siastlcally set out for the grounds and wore there thoroughly and everlastingly lastingly beaten by Woodruff , when they had never considered In the ! ] championship argument. Their astonishment , as expressed t ( Augustus Thomas , the playwright , ai the club , was lessened when he in ormed them that Woodruff owned the ilka , which ho had constructed him- elf. Now they are all practicing and hrcaton to hire an expert to coach hem to beat htm next summer , when Lambs' tournament will bo held. No Sunday Card Games. Hunnowell , Kan. , Sept. IK Hunno- well learned that It must not play ards on Sunday during the admlnla- ration of Mrs. Ella Wilson aa mayor. To discover this fact four young men of this town paid $10 each to Judge Jonfalla' court at South Haven. The complaint against them was sworn to > y Mrs. Wilson. She charged thorn of ( laying cards on Sunday in a house on the main street of Hunnowoll without oven closing the front door. Mra. Wilson said the convictions to- lay were junt a start In her crusade igalust gambling-society and profes sional. Frank Walter Rl k. Frank Walter Risk , son of John Risk of Battle Crook , died Friday In a hospital at Douglas , Wyo. , from pto- nalno poisoning. Ho was born Oc tober 13 , 1887. The funeral will be told at the Catholic church In Battle Crook Monday morning at 9:30 : o'clock. Latta's Cousin III. Tekamah , Nob. , Sept. 9. W. W. Latta , vice president of the First Na tional bank of this city and cousin of Congressman J. P. Latta , lies serious ly 111 at his homo In this city , Just two blocks from the home of his cousin , who lies 111 In a hospital at Rochester , Minn. Worry over the condition of tils cousin the past week has brought on his present condition , which , aggra vated by kidney trouble , has made his case a grave one. A specialist from Omaha has been called to consult with Dr. Lukens. Mr. Latta Is considered one of the wealthy men of this section and is ono of the early pioneers ol Burt county , locating hero In 1857. Three Eggs In One. Lincoln , Sept. 9. A Plymouth Rocfc hen's egg , laid on the farm of J. A Buehlcr , In Johnson county , has been found to contain another egg com plete with shell and still a third egg In a skin Interior. The original egg was nine and one-fourth Inches In clr cumferenco , and the Inner egg was perfectly formed and larger than tlu ordinary specimen. Teaches In Omaha. West Point , Neb. , Sept. 9. Specla to The News : Miss Eva O'Sulllvan daughter of the former veteran cd Itor of the "Progress , " has resignet lief position as teacher In the Soutl Omaha high school and taken the place of teacher of science In the Oma ha high school. Miss O'Sulllvan is r native of West Point and recelvee her educational training In this city. WHERE ARE THE LIGHTS ? Nine Cluster Lights Promised By Sher Iff for Tonight Not Here. The nine cluster light poles prom Ised to be set up in front of nine bust ness places on Norfolk avenue by to night when the electricity would b < turned on , are not in evidence. Adei Sheriff , who circulated a petition am had it signed by many business mei asking the council to favor Sheriff' ! lights , has no explanation to make lie declares he will yet put up UK nine lights , but does not say when Not even one of these nine lights has been put up since Sheriff made the announcement. The petition handec to the city council by him was placec on file and no action was taken on i by the city dads. "We could take no action on it , ' says Councilman Fuesler. "We wil not stop Sheriff from putting tin lights on Norfolk avenue , but whei we put In the lights and want a uni form kind we can order them taker out. They are putting them In at theli own risk. " The councilman's statement ma : have some bearing on the absence o the nine poles. SATURDAY SIFTINGS. C. D. Burnam of Nellgh was hero. II. H. Hull of Clearwater was litho the city. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Haaso returnei from Lincoln. George W. Phelps of Madison wai hero on business. M. V. Avery returned from a busl ness trip to Meadow Grove. S. C. Kimes was in the city frou his farm near Battle Creek. Mrs. John Lauver and Mrs. Willian Lauver of Enola were here vlsltini with friends Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bruse returnei from Lincoln , where they spent a fev days at the state fair. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Stanley , Austii Roberts and Lillian Roberts of Winner nor were visitors in the city. S. II. Raymond returned from Lin coin , where he has been siting hi son and attending the state fair. L. J. Mayfield , editor of the Louis vlllo ( Neb. ) Courier , is hero spendlni a few days with his brother , O. M Mayfleld. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Rhodes are li Norfolk from South Dakota visiting a the home of Mrs. Rhodes' parents , Mi and Mrs. F. L. Estabrook , A. H. Vlelo Is bacic from a few days visit in Lincoln. Mr. Vlele Is agali troubled with his knee , with which h has been laid up for a number o weeks. Rev. Mr. Raabe of Bloomfleld , ROT Mr. Llotcho of Leigh , , and Rev. Mi Olondorf of Wlsner are In the city al tending a synod committee meeting a the St. Johannes church. The mln Isters are being entertained by Sup ! Braun of the St. Johannes Sunda ; school In the absence of Rev. Ott < Bergfelder. Forty Indians enroute In a specla car from Nlobrara to the Genoa In dlan school , were In the city. J. Hicks has returned from Indian ! to take his former position with tin Nebraska Telephone company. OH for the extension of oiling tin Madison-Norfolk road has arrived ii Norfolk. The oiling will commence ( onday morning. A largo crowd of Norfolk fans are lannlng to accompany the Norfolk cam to Battle Crook Sunday , The amo will be a fast one. Thirty Norfolk boy scouta left the Ity at 8:30 a. m. with full equipment or a march to Stanton. The scouts lanncd to return homo about 6 o'clock . m. F. S. Battoy , a prominent hardware nd lumber dealer of Hlghmoro , S. D. , i brother of Mrs. E. E. Coleman , Is In ho city with his family , with a view f going Into business In this city. Supt M. E. Crosier announces that ho Grant school would not open until week from next Monday , on Septem ber 18. It had boon reported that the school would open next Monday. Oliver Utter beat R. D. McKlnnoy In ho semi-finals for the Burton cup , G ip and G to play. Utter and E. F. Huso now play an 18-holo match In he finals , the winner to get the cup as a permanent trophy. The match prob ably will bo played tomorrow morning at 8:30. : There was a free-for-all fight In a louse conducted by negroes on Second - end street and Norfolk avenue. One of the negroes was thrown from n eocond story window and aoveral alarms for the police were not an' swered. The police are watching for a man who has a habit of prowling in the roar of several Norfolk avenue bust ness houses. The man was scon again last night. It was bollovcd ho was on ileavorlng to break bis way Into the Schenzol moat market. J. W. Porter of North Ninth streel killed a five-foot bull snake this morn Ing with a whip. Mr. Porter was driv ing on Norfolk avenue near Thlrteentl street when ho noticed the serpent h the road. Remaining on the seat ol bis vehicle ho slashed at the snake killing It with the whip. Nine cars or material for the no\ * Union Pacific depot are now being unloaded by a large force of work men. The Union Pacific engineer ar rived In the city today to take ful charge of the work. There will b ( about twenty Norfolk men employed The actual work of construction wll begin next week. Norfolk Is polntod out as an Idea place for an electrical and gas whole sale fixture point. A local firm it much Interested in starting a jobbinj house for that material hero. The : point out the fact that fixtures am glass can be purchased cheaply In thi east and can be sold for less In thii city than Omaha houses can afford t < sell. sell.S. S. A. Cokeley was arrested for beinj drunk and disorderly last night. Judg < Eiseley , who has ono case to trj against Cokeley and which case wai continued from last week until nex Tuesday , continued Cokeley's secoiu offense until the day when the othe : case will be taken up. "He at leas may be guilty of one of these charges , ' says the judge. The First Congregational church li all ready to sign the Norfolk avenui paving petition whenever the petitioi Is presented to the trustees. This wll add 100 feet or more to the frontagi represented on the petition and wil reduce the frontage still required t < about 100 feet. The trustees of tb.li church voted some time ago to sigi paving petitions for either Norfolk avenue onue or North Ninth street or both. Less serious results of the Reed run away accident on Norfolk avenue Frl day afternoon are reported today Mrs. Murphy and her year-old son who were thought to be seriously In jured , are now reported out of all dan ger. Both were badly bruised am shaken up , but there were no brokei bones. Mrs. Reed , mother of Mrs Murphy , whom the daughter and he two children were visiting here , is no badly hurt. The 7-year-old daughte of Mra. Murphy escaped with only i slight bruise. County Commissioner Burr Taf made a trip to the county poor farn Friday. Billy Pringle , who is now a the place , appreciated the cane whlcl the commissioner took to him. Plow are at work breaking the drained lam and Mr. Taft believes that next yea a good crop of corn will bo raised 01 this land. Fourteen cattle were shir ped from the poor farm to the Soutl Omaha market and netted the count ; over $400. Two teams of valuabl horses are to be sold next year. Building activity in Norfolk has no abated by any means. Several ne homes are to be built in the near fi : ture , while a number of plans are ou among contractors who are requestei to file bids. Fred Doger and Otto Sell Ing are building new homes on Firs street and Philip avenue ; F. M. Chei ington Is building a new home on hi property in Edgewater park , where few months ago his old residence wa destroyed by fire ; Patrick McGrane I building a two-story homo on Cleve land street ; the St. Paul Luthera : parsonage Is Hearing completion an < workmen have started operations o : the new addition to the Engelmai building. H. G. Brueggeman has ha < Ills home at 407 Philip avenue remot eled. Plans are out for the new A. r Stearns home. D. A. Ommerman ha moved the old L. C. Mlttelstadt nous to South Fourth street. The Y. M. C. A. Fund. A meeting of the trustees and 6 : ecutlve committee of the Y. M. C. A was held at the office of Mapes & Hr zen , Wednesday evening. The following approximate state ment made by Treasurer Davenpor is considered one of which Norfol may well be proud. First Total number of fully pal subscriptions to date , 520 , amqunl $22,050. Second Total number of partly pal subscriptions to date , about nlnetj amount , $546. Third Total number of subscrii tions upon which no payment has bee : made , 205 , amount , $3,781. Of unpaid subscriptions about 10 are from contributors less than 2 years of age , and amount to abou 260. No special effort will bo made or the collection of those , leaving the natter optional with the children and heir parents. The congratulations of the state as sociation on the exceedingly largo lumber of contributors ( aa Indicating mpular enthusiasm In the enterprise ) were received. The following Is an approximate statement of the funds expended : 'aid contractor $18,783.00 Paid for site 3,600.00 Vrchttcct work 750.00 Paid Insurance 150.00 aid collectors 92.15 Stamps and stamped envel opes 33.70 Stenographer C4.00 Labor on lot 45.10 Vdvortlslng for bids 9.75 nspectton trip 30.00 $23,437.70 The association is now Indebted to ono bank in the sum of $800. A now campaign la planned for Oc tober and It Is hoped to collect bal- unco of the unpaid subscriptions with as little expense as possible. The subscription card In use is ono furnished by the state association , and Is considered good for the object In tended. The proposal of the Norfolk Electric Light and Power Co. to furnish water from their turbine engine at the pow er house to supply the plunge bath , Is looked upon by the association as a concession of great value. This will save the association the expense of heating , furnishing as It will an abun dant supply of water at about the tem perature of 70 degrees of a quality superior to the city water for bathing. The present officials of the associa tion desire to express their apprecia tion of the very general Interest man ifested by our people in securing this Institution , which Is a feature of the modern , up-to-date city. Respectfully submitted , The Executive Committee. CLARA BARTON NEAR DEATH. Founder of American Red Cross So ciety Dying at Oxford , Mass. Oxford , Mass. , Sept. 9. Miss Clara Barton , founder of the American Red Cross , is believed to bo near death at her summer homo in this town. She is 90 years old. Miss Barton is a na tive of Oxford and for a long tlmo has maintained a summer homo hero. NO STRIKE BEFORE TUESDAY. International Officers of Union Won't Act Before Then. Chicago , Sept. 9. International un ion officials will neither sanction nor disapprove a strike of Illinois Central shopmen before next Tuesday at the earliest , according to a statement made today by Mr. Kramer , chairman of the board that has the situation un der consideration. It is the desire of the international officers to properly canvass the re-check now being taken on the strike vote before they take any definite action. The re-check be gan last Wednesday and it Is thought the official vote will not be before Monday night. "Railroad officials , " said Mr. Kramer today , "have averred that first strike vote was not thorough and that many of the men voted blindly. It Is our purpose , therefore , In taking this second end canvass of the vote to satisfy our selves that every man will understand the situation before ho casts his bal lot"Even Even though the advisory council of machinists , which meets hero tomor row with other union , officials , should favor a strike , It Is probable , say labor union heads , that no strike would be called until the International officers have approved such action. George P. Bemls Married. Omaha , Sept. 11. George P. Bemls , 73 years old , former mayor of Omaha , and Elizabeth A. Neff , 43 years old , also of Omaha , were married Satur day afternoon by Judge O. F. Heard In his chambers in the Cook county building at Chicago. Mr. Bernis stole a march on his friends in Omaha and went to Chicago two days ago , where he met Mrs. Neff , who went to Chicago Friday evening from Richmond , Ind. , where she had been spending several months with relatives. Though white- haired and approaching the three-quar ters of a century mark , Mr. Bemls de clared ho Is young and will live to be 150 years old. German Picnic at Madison. Madison , Neb. , Sept. 11. Special to The News : The German-American Al liance held its annual picnic on the Schwank Island near this city. Sen * ator Allen made the principal address , A large number of people enjoyed the day's festivities. American Missionaries Missing , Peking , Sept. 11. The Chinese gov- eminent is concentrating troops on the borders for1 the purpose of suppress ing the alarming disturbances in the province of Szechuen , If the provincial force are insufficient in number 01 prove disloyal. Sixty Canadian Meth odist missionaries are among the Cheng Tu refugees. These In all num ber about 100 , of whom thirty are Americans and nothing has been heard from them for the past foui days. Fraternal Picnic a Success. Valentine , Neb. , Sept. 11. Special to The News : The fraternal picnic and corn show , which was in progress hero last week was a decided suc cess In splto of wet and chilly weath er as there has been a good attend' ' anco most every day and the exhibits are line and are oven a surprise tc people living right hero when it IE taken Into consideration the dry year , the exhibits cover a space 18x50 feet , packed very closely. The big Indian dance every day with a hundred dancers has proven a great sight for visitors as well as the Indian vil lage which covers almost as much space as the city of Valentino Itself , The largo crowds have been orderly and no trouble has boon had at all in the grounds. Today , the last day , will bo the largest. Madlion Wlna Two Games. Madison , Neb , , Sept. 11. Special to The News : Madison won two baao- ball games yesterday afternoon on the local diamond , defeating Cornloa 4 to 1 , and St. Bernard 2 to 0. Bat teries In the first game : Madison , Schultzo and Hopper ; Cornlca , Oako and Bonder. In tno second game : Madison , Halloo and Balsch , and for St. Bernard , Hayes and Albracht. Wliner Beats Beemer. Wlsner , Nob. , Sept. 11. Special to The Nowa : Wlsner defeated Boomer yesterday In a fast gamo. Score : R. II. E. Wlsner 00010400x G G 2 Boomer 100000001 2 7 2 Summary : Batteries , Becmor , C. Martin and Fehlman ; Wlsner , B. Swarz and Thompson. Feature of the game was the brilliant playing of Smith , the shortstop for Wlsner. Um pire , H. A. Thlcdo. Time , 1:20. : BURKE BEATS CREIGHTON. 6 to 2 IB the Result of Sunday's Game Play Again Monday. Burke , S. D. , Sept. 11. Special to The News : Burke beat Creighton yesterday , 6 to 2 In a red hot gamo. Brandt was batted out of the box in the fifth Inning , Donaway did not faro much better. Dclalr pitched a shout- out ball for Burko. Slaughter batted In the first throe scores for Burke. Feature of the game was a fast double Cavanaugh to Graham to Slaughter. The same teama play again today. Batteries : Burke , Dclalr and Ellaton ; Creighton , Brandt , Dunaway and Hal- grim. Emmet Beats Stuart. Emmet , Neb. , Sept. 11. Special to The News : Stuart and Emmet play ed n nice game at Emmet Friday , Em met winning. Score 4 to 3. It was the best game played here this sea son with no kicking from either side. Batteries : Emmet , O'Donnell and Smith ; Stuart , Johnson and Plank. Struck out by O'Donnell 11 , by John son 8. WOULD STOP WOLGAST BOUT. Socialist Sheriff of Milwaukee Issues Ultimatum to Fighters. Milwaukee , Wis. , Sept. 11. The Wolgast-McFarland ten-round no-de - - , - cision boxing contest , scheduled for September 15 here , will not be permit ted If Sheriff William F. Arnold , so- ciallst , of Milwaukee can prevent It. Matchmaker Frank A. Mulkern of the National Athletic club says the bout will be put on according to the program and that there will be no In terference. Two of the socialist alder men are Indignant at the course taken by the sheriff. Germans In War Mood. Berlin , Sept. 11. At the annual con vention of the German league In ses sion here , resolutions were passed protesting against the withdrawal of Germany from her political posses sions in Morocco and against her ac ceptance of territorial indemnity in the French Congo. The German im perial chancellor was asked to break off negotiations with France relative to Morocco rather than settle the dis pute on that basis. The speech of the chairman of the congress was to the effect that the acquisition by Ger many of western Morocco corresponds with the wishes of the German pee ple. Another resolution adopted de manded the speedier building of war ships. GERMAN BANKERS PINCHED. France Calls in Loans When Moroc can Trouble Arises. Paris , Sept. 11. Germany's counter proposals to these submitted by France regarding the settlement of the Moroccan difficulty reached Paris. M. De Selves , the foreign minister , after taking cognizance , carried the document to Premier Caillaux. The two ministers made a lengthy examination of its contents and de cided to submit the counter proposals to specialists on Moroccan questions , notably M. Regnault , the French min ister to Morocco. When they have formed an opinion , the premier will call a meeting of the cabinet , probably Thursday , and lay the whole matter before the ministers for decision. In accordance with an agreement made with the German government no com munication was made to the press concerning the text of document but it is understood that Germany , in return for recognition of Franco's free hand in Morocco , demands econo mic guarantees which amount to privi leges and which would he unaccept able , not only to France , but to nil the other powers , as they would prac tically suppress commercial equality in Morocco. It appears certain that the finan cial difficulties of Germany are part ly the result of the operations of French finance. The German mone tary world was caught at a tlmo when it was unable to resist the sudden hos tility of the Paris bankers , who three weeks ago began to cut off credits which in any way concerned Germany. A good deal of Berlin paper is held in Paris and considerable by Swiss banks , which are debtors of the Paris bankers. When the political situation was taking on a dark phase , as an ordinary measure of prudence , French financiers began calling in the debts owed by Germany. German embarrassment was Imme diately perceived and this process was encouraged by the French gov ernment as a diplomatic maneuver. PLOTNER DENIES ALL CHARGES Mitchell Man Insists He Did Not Pro. pose Doing Away With Qulnn. Mitchell , S. D. , Sept. 11. To a group of newspaper men today L. W. Plotner responded to some queries concerning the letters that ho la al leged by the Qulnn family to have written to n party In Sioux City with the Idea of arranging for the doing away of Peter Qulnn. Ono letter writ ten on the lottorhcad of the former sheriff gives the details as to the matter - tor of disposing of Qtilmi by enticing him to Sioux City , arranging n game of cards and then striking him In the head. Carbolic acid was to bo used to smear over his lipa to allay all pos sible suspicion of murder. Plotner declared that there was ab solutely nothing to the letters written and that ho had nothing to do with them. His first two initials were signed to ono of the letters. Ho de clared It was an easy matter for some one to get n letterhead from the office , which always stood open. Ho also de clares as falsa that members of the Qulnn family received a letter from him In which ho made a proposition to pay a sum of money for letters which they have In their possession and that whatever letters they have are not detrimental to him. Ho ad mits having written some love lettcra to Mrs. Qulnn and that ho wont to Minneapolis to confer with the Qulnns concerning them , but the others ho knows nothing of. Mr. Qulnn and Mrs. Johnson are re lentless In their pushing of the case against Plotner. Mrs. Johnson Is just as bitter ns ho was at the tlmo of the death of her brother , when she called Plotner up over the telephone and ac cused him of killing Peter Qulun , de claring that she would get him If she had to follow him to the day of his death. SHOOTS HIS AFFINITY. Mrs. Samuels , Church Worker , Mor tally Wounds Miss West. Nashville , Tenn. , Sept. 11. While the Dixie theater was crowded with women at a matinee , Mrs. Earlo Sam uels shot and fatally wounded Miss Willie West. Mrs. Samuels used a pistol of small caliber , which was concealed - coaled by a handbag. Women fainted and the 'wildest con fusion prevailed. Men rushed from the front of the theater and found Mrs. Samuels standing calmly in the alslo near the front row , where Miss West was seated alone watching the show. Her revolver was still smoking and she handed the weapon over to the chief usher , with a quiet remark : "No such woman has a right to live and annoy good women. " Later at the Jail Mrs. Samuels talk ed freely. In speaking about Miss West , she charged her with alienating the affections of her husband. "Yes , I suppose they will say that woman Is my husband's affinity , " said Mrs. Samuels. "I have looked down on affinities all my life and have al ways prayed In my church work that I would never run acrosss one. Now that I have , I do not regret one bit what I have done. " Miss West is a fascinating young woman , popular in certain circles In Nashville and Memphis , where she had often visited with the oldest fam ilies in Tennessee. Mrs. Samuels Is a noted charity worker and Is prom inent in church circles. SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE. Miss Arda Carlson won the W. C. T. U. oratorical contest at Wetonka. The rural mall carriers have Just closed a two days' session In Sioux Falls. Elaborate ceremonies attended the laying of the corner stone for the Episcopal church at Winner , the first Episcopal church in Tripp county. Mrs. Lara Holkan of Florence lost her life in a gasoline stove explosion. Her 6-year-old daughter sa\ed one of the little children and put out the fire. Dave Colombo and Heinle Hanson , recently arrested on the charge of im personating government officials , have been given their liberty because of in sufficient evidence. John Blakely of Gettysburg found a silver mounted saddle on the skeleton of a horse at the mouth of the Moreau river. The skeleton evidently had been in the sand for some time. Irrigation projects involving 1,250- 000 acres are being pushed in the western part of the state. Water pow er is to be utilized to pump the irriga tion water from the Missouri river. A fine driving team belonging to John Hnlllgnn of Flandreau was stol en while he and some of his neighbors were trading in town. All efforts to locate the missing horses have failed. The now commercial club at Brook- ings now lias 170 members. The club will use the second floor of the now city hall. Neck Broken ; Child Killed. Madison , Neb. , Sept. 11. Special to The News : The 3-year-old son of Norman Ocl-.ner , living on a farm in Stanton county , was killed last night when tlio family carriage was over turned. The child's neck was broken and death was instantaneous. The team had become frightened and ran away. The entire family were thrown out. The Ochner farm Is on what was formerly tlio Tom Mortimer ranch. DROPS DYNAMITE , IS HURT. Nebraska Farmer Stumbles and Falls , Explosion Injuring Him Badly. Omaha , Sept. 11. Having dropped an armful of dynamite caps as he was carrying them from his farm- liouso near Calhoun , Neb. , Saturday , Gibson Hank is in St. Joseph's hospi tal in a serious condition as a result of the explosion. The farmer was brought hero on a special train and mot at the union station by Dr. E. R. Porter who took him to the hospital. He was severely burned and bones in his legs and arms were broken by the explosion , which throw him nearly fifty feet. Ilauk had bought the dynamite for blowing up stumps and had started to take It Into his house when his wife objected. Ho started for an outhouse to store it away and stumbled , drop ping the big box of caps. s OCIETY m /A Pleasures of the Week. Tlio Kensington club of Nownmn Ornvo mot at tlio homo of Mrs. I. Son- nolnml Tuesday afternoon. AmoiiK the Newman Orovo ladles who eamo In tlio Uorchart , Harvey and Jowoll automobiles were Mesdames Frlnk , Harvey , Young , McKny , English , Hnr- rliiRton , Gorohnrt , Jowoll , Morrlaon , Knabe. Tlio Norfolk ladles present were : Mrs. South , Mrs. Hullouk and Mrs. Colcman. Mrs. Sonnoland uorvod a throo'courst * luncheon anil a plona- ant afternoon was onjoyod. Mr. and Mra. Sol. 0. Mayor ontor- talnod a company of olghtoon at a G o'clock dinner on Thursday evening In honor of Dr. and Mrs. Hoar and Mr. and Mra. 0. W. Culver of Chi cago. Tlio guests found placed at beautifully appointed tables and bridge was a feature of the evening , the honors going to Mrs. C. 12. Burn- ham and Mr. Culver. Mrs. Mayor presented - sented her guests of honor with hand some favors. The Woman's club gave a housing * ton in tlio homo of Mrs. S. F. Ersklno , on Wednesday afternoon In honor of two departing members , Mrs. O. II. Meredith and Mrs. John Krantz. Mist ) White of Omaha , and Miss Majorlo Doctor sang charmingly , and Mrs , Booth and Miss Until Shaw gave In strumental selections that were thor oughly enjoyed. Refreshments were served at the close of a delightful aft ernoon. Mrs. G. D. Buttorllold was hostess at a delightful luncheon on Wednes day , complimenting Mrs. Bear , Mrs. LauandMrs Culver. Mrs. C. R. Allen of Uurnnt , Okla. , was also an out-of-town guest. The lunch was a tempting one , served at prettily laid tables In four courses. Urldgo was enjoyed during the afternoon , the favors going to Mrs. S. G. Mayer. Mrs. Asa K. Leonard entertained a small company of ladles at bridge on Tuesday afternoon In honor of Mrs. \ Dear. Mrs. Leonard served a delicious supper at G o'clock. The Ladies' Aid society of the First Congregational church enjoyed a meetIng - Ing In the home of Mrs. George- . Dutterlield on Thursday afternoon. Miss Martha Davenport entertained a small company of young ladles on Tuesday afternoon for Miss Mabel Col lamer of Sioux City. Miss Laura Durland was hostess at a pretty little supper party on Wed nesday evening complimenting Miss Mabel Collamer. Mrs. Dick was hostess to the ladles of the Second Congregational church on Thursday. The ladies of Trinity guild rnetwltli Mrs. J. G. Troutman on Thursday afternoon. Personal. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Culver and son Stanley and Mrs. Lau , who have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Draden for live weeks , left yesterday for their homo in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Powers , Jr. , are expected to arrive tomorrow from Jacksonille , 111. , fovr a visit in the home of Judge and Mrs. Powers. Dr. and Mrs. Dear returned to their home in Richmond , Va. , yesterday af ter a visit of six weeks In the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Rainbolt. Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Reynoldds and Mrs. J. W. Dietrlck spent several days in Lincoln tlio past week attending the fair. Miss Mabel Collamer returned to her home In Sioux City today after a short visit with old time friends. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Parker and baby of Omaha were guests of Dr. and Mrs. C. S. Parker for the week end. Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Gillette have spent the week in Lincoln , enjoying the fair. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wasson are spending their vacation at Long Pine , Neb. Mrs. Virginia Whitney left the ear ly part of the week for Chicago. Mahnke-Brown. Tonight at 8 o'clock In Sioux City , at the home of the groom's parents , will occur the marriage of William Mahnke and Mrs. Martha Urown of Norfolk. They will return to Norfolk Sunday night and will make their homo at 110 North Ninth street. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Doeck of this city and has lived most of her lile in Norfolk. Tlio groom Is cm- ployed In the Union Pacific railway station. Miss Margaretha Doeck , a sister of the bride , will attend the wed ding. Coming Events. Mrs. W. R. Jones and Mrs. A. E. Chambers will entertain at luncheons on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week in honor of Mrs. Jones on South Ninth street. Mrs. Jones will also give a luncheon on Friday. The Neighborhood kenslngton club will enjoy the first meeting of the sea son with Miss Mason next Wednesday Miss Florence Roll and Miss Rosolla Klentz have Issued Invitations for Wednesday evening , September 13th , to compliment Miss May Johnson , who leaves Norfolk soon to spend the winter In California.