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TI1K NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , OCTOBER 27 , 1911.
Lieut. Hohl Promoted.
Albion , Nob. , Oct. 20. Special to
The NOWH : Lieut. Laurence E. IIolil ,
BOH of Agent Hohl of the Union Pa-
rifle , who IH now In tlio i'hllliplncB | ,
IIIIH boon recently promoted to first
lieutenant , ntiil takes rank from
April 1:1 : , 1911. Ho IIIIB been traiiH-
fcrrcil from tlio 19th Infantry to the
10th Infantry , which linn Juat lately
been Hunt to Panama. Mr. Hohl IIIIH
ii X been granted a leave of absence and
It IH expected ho will bo homo the flrHt
f ; of the year.
THEODALDI AT NELIGH.
Vonderful Norwegian Violinist Pleases
Big Audience at Ncllpb.
Ncllgh , Neb. . Oct. 20. Special to
it The NOWH : Ole Thcohnlill , the won
itt derful Norwegian vlollnlut , accom
t panied by Madame Dorothea North ,
Ho-prano , and Mian Helen Keller , ac-
companlHt , appeared at the Auditorium
In thlH city hint evening to a highly ap
preciative audience. Every Helectlon
on the program wan given n hearty
encore , and with very few exceptions
was cheerfully ruspomleil to.
The moiit pleasing to the audience
of the Thcolmldl Helectlona WHH "Tho
SoldlorB1 March Acrosu the Vcra
llrldgc. " Thin repreHented a roll of
drumi ! , with Imitation of a whole brasn
hand , quartet accompaniment for one
violin. Thin pleco was played with
overwhelming HIICCCHH by Ole Hull In
the years ISfiO-70. Illn laat selection
wan played on the C ! string only , and
wan In Grand Concert in D minor.
Madame Dorothea North haa a so
prano voice that IH far nuperlor to any
person over appearing In thin city. Her
selections were beautiful , and as an
encore to "llolero" HIO ! sang "Stiver
Threadn Among the Gold , " that
brought forth continued applause.
Hoth the management of the Audi
torium and Mr. Carroll , of Ole Theo
bald ! , received many congratulations
at the close of the concert for the ex
ceedingly high-class entertainment.
BOONE COUNTY IS SUED.
Attorney Longnecker Is Not Satisfied
With Amount Pnld Him.
Albion , Nob. , Oct. 20 Special to
The News : L. W. Longnecker has
brought suit against the County of
Uoono for $025 , which he alleges Is
the balance due him for his work in
assisting the county attorney and
sheriff in running down numerous violators
lators of the law. Ho was allowed
$150 by the commissioners and claims
that there Is a balance of $025 still
due. The bill for the balance was
rejected by the board of commission
ers and ho has now appealed to the
Taft In Wyoming.
Sheridan , Wyo. , Oct. 20. President
Taft and party re-entered Wyoming
today. lie was met hero by United
States Senator Warren and Congress
man Mondell who will escort him
through the remainder of the state.
The local program Included an inspec
tion of Fort McKenzie and a speech
at the city hall.
THE MONETARY COMMISSION.
New Interest Shown In the Meeting at
Chicago , Oct. 20. New Interest was
expected to bo shown in today's ses
slon of the National Monetary commis
sion sub-committee's meeting here , fol
lowing the publication of the revised
plan for currency reform suggested by
Senator Aldrlch , chairman of the com
Some of the alleged defects pointed
out yesterday by Chicago bankers were
covered in the revision plan of Sen
ator Aldrlch , end publication of his
views was said by members of the
commission hero to promise a renewed
Interest In the sub-committee's sit
Washington , Oct. 20. Former Sen
ator Nelson W. Aldrlch , of Rhode Is
land , today submitted to the national
monetary commission , of which ho is
chairman , a revision of his plan for
monetary legislation. The commis
sion may use it as the basis of its
recommendation to congress. The
basic principles of the revised plan
are substantially the same as those
in Mr. Aldrlch's first proposal sent
to the commission last January , whlcl :
he said he expected would servo as a
basis for national discussion.
Important phases which were then
unsettled and those which have since
then evolved are treated In the rec
ommcndations now sent to the com
mission. Most of the questions are
re-handled with great detail as the
result of discussions and conferences
which have been going on since the
plan was first suggested.
TAFT'S SUPPLEMENTAL TOUR.
Date of His Return to Washington
Fixed at Nov. 12.
Billings , Mont , Oct. 20. The Itin
erary of President Taft's "supplemen
tal tour" was completed and the date
of his return to Washington was fixet
for Nov. 12. The original trip will
end at Pittsburg , Oct. 31. Mr. Taft
will spend Nov. 1 at Morgantown
W. Vn. , and from there will go to
Hot Springs , Va. , for five days. Ho
will spend only one day at Cincinnati
Nov. 7 , when ho will vote at the loca'
elections In the city. Prom Cincinnati
the president will go to Louisville
Ky. , to spend Nov. S. lie will bo at
Frankfort , Ky. , Nov. 9 and at Hod-
gensvlllo , Ky. , to attend the Lincoln
farm celebration Nov. 10. On Nov.
11 Mr. Taft will pay hurried visits to
Nashville , Tenn. , Sewanee. Tonn. , to
visit the university of the south where
MaJ. Archlo Butt once went to school ,
and to Chattanooga. From the latter
city Mr. Taft will go direct to Wash
Today the president traveled over
the state of Montana , his train running
through fields of snow.
A Cold Morning.
A sharp frost , with the thermometer
running down to 25 , the lowest of the
.season , made a clear , bracing morn-
ng , decidedly auttimnlsh. And now
.he weather man haa the nerve to
talk about rain or snow within the
next twenty-four hours.
ANDERSON IN TROUBLE AGAIN.
Enroute to Gregory to Register , He
Becomes a Victim of Booze.
John Anderson IH In trouble again.
Thursday night ho was found drunk
near the city depot of the Northwest
ern road and WIIH jailed by Patrolman
O'llrlen. Friday morning Anderson
WHH fined $7.10 , but ho was unable to
pay. Judge Elaeley gave him until
next Wednesday to settle up with the
court. Anderson lives on a farm north
of town with his six young nous. A
few weeks ago ho charged the Krolger
brothers , who llvo In his house In
Edgowatcr park , with shooting him In
the face with a 22-callhro rifle.
Anderson mm a ticket for Gregory
whore ho went today to register.
A NEW ORCHESTRA HERE.
Seven Local Musicians Form the Second
end Musical Organization.
Norfolk now has two orchestras. Anew
now one was organized Thursday
night with seven members. The new
orchestra Is to bo known as the Tor-
torella orchestra. The members of
the new musical organization are :
Frank Svkes , Anthony Tortorolla , G.
0. Stockton , V. V. Stockton , William
Ahlmaii , Messrs. Davey and Smith.
NEW LETTER IN LORIMER CASE.
Chicago , Oct. 20. Counsel for - the
committee of the United States sen
ators investigating the Lorlmer case
today unexpectedly produced a letter
from Slate Senator John Broderlck of
Chicago to former State Senator D.
W. Holstlaw , of Luka , in which Brod-
erlck specifically asked Holtslaw to
keep an appointment In Chicago at
1 p. in. , Aug. 29 , 1909.
The letter was dated Aug. 20 , 1909 ,
and bore Broderlck's personal letter
head. Broderick admitted that the
letter was authentic but said he could
not remember why he had wanted to
see Holstlaw at that time.
Attorney llanccy for Lorlmer charg
ed that the letter was In the hands
of the prosecution at the time of the
previous federal senatorial inquiry.
"Do you know you are charged by
this committee with secreting mat
ters bearing on this Investigation ? "
asked Senator Dllllngliam.
"No , no , I am not , " protested
Hanecy. "But I do want the source
of the question that Is being brought
before the committee , " ho said.
Breach of Promise.
Madison Post : Olive G. Parker by
her attorneys , W. E. Reed and M. O.
Cunningham , has filed an action for
$25,000 damages against Willis George
Hawkins. The plaintiff Is a widow
living at Tilden and the defendant a
wealthy retired farmer of the same
place. Although the petition in the
case was not available the action Is
said to bo based on deception and
breach of promise.
South Norfolk News.
Mrs. A. F. Johnson , of Neligh , was
a visitor in the city.
O. P. List returned from Omaha
where ho accompanied his uncle , C. R.
Kampman , who Is now in a hospital
there. Mr. List reports that the phy
sicians are not sure whether or not
an operation will be necessary.
Mrs. James Filmore and son Donald ,
of Grand Island , are hero visiting
W. B. Alton , formerly foreman of
the Northwestern shops here , but
who Is now foreman of the Long Pine
roundhouse , was ot the shops Thurs
Mrs. Ralph T. Nichols returned
homo from Omaha last evening.
II. Van Horn went to Omaha.
Mrs. W. B. Wolfe returned home
from a business trip to Omaha.
Miss Marie Andersbn , of Newman
Grove , is hero visiting friends.
August Arneka and family went to
Rapid City to register.
H. II. Harrington moved his family
from Pat Crotty's house on South
Third street to Mr. Ryle's house on
South Second street.
C. A. Nelson , of Pierce , was in the
Albert Kenney went to Omaha on
Ex-Senator W. V. Allen , of Madison ,
W. F. Perdue , of Wayne , was hereon
S. C. Blackman , of Madison , was
hero on business.
Edward Plass , of Madison , was a
visitor in the city.
Dr. Long , of Madison , was here
visiting with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Kelsey returned
from Neligh , where they spent a day's
visit with friends.
Sheriffs C. S. Smith , of Madison ,
and George W. Goff , of Pierce , were
visitors in the city.
V. V. Stockton returned from Oma
ha , where ho has been employed for
the past few months.
Louis Buckendorf returned from a
two weeks' vacation , which ho spent
with his brother at Bassett.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Simmons have
-eturned from Wood Lake , near
which place they have spent a week's
Karl Biettz , of Beloit , Wls. , has ac
cepted a permanent position as watch
maker in the Scofield & Weitzel Jew
A. R. McGrath , special agent of the
Western Union for the entire western -
ern division , was in the city enrouto
Cleo Lederer is back from a two
weeks' Inspection of the Mellette
county land. Mr. Lederer believes
this now land which Is to be thrown
open by Uncle Sam is as good as
that in Trlpp county.
Misses Anna and Alice Ryan , Miss
Katie Dyer and Miss Vera Hayes , of
Elk Point , S. D. . were In Norfolk be
tween trains today enrouto to Gre
gory , whore they will register for the
land drawing. The MIsBcs Ryan are
daughters of J. Ryan , editor of the
ICIk Point Leader.
Work on the now $10,000 depot at
Neligh was begun Thursday.
A regular meeting of Damascus
Commandry will bo hold Friday eve
ning at 7 : ISO sharp.
Five Hurley , Wls. , citizens passed
through Norfolk Thursday , enroute
to Gregory to register.
C. J. Fleming and W. P. Logan to
day purchased the Hagcy building at
124 South Fourth street. The buildIng -
Ing Is to be remodeled Into a modern
Samuel Evans , of Ponder , was taken
In by the Norfolk police Thursday for
beating hLs board bill and was taken
back to Ponder by Deputy Sheriff H.
C. Marks , who was notified of the ar
Ice about an eighth of an Inch
thick covered the public drinking
fountains In Norfolk Friday morning.
The horse troughs were covered with
a thin coating of ice for the first
The progress of constructing the
now Union Pacific passenger depot
continues very fast. The brick work
has started and already the frames
of the lower windows are being put
The Commercial club directors held
their meeting in tno club rooms at
noon Friday. At each directors' meet
ings , ten business men are being In
vited and a luncheon is served at ev
G. A. Huffman , of Brown county ,
with a consignment of two cars of po
tatoes to the Evans Fruit company in
this city , went to Gregory to register.
Mr. Huffman reports that the land
being opened In Mellette and Bennett
counties is very good.
Workmen commenced today In the
preliminary work of constructing a
fourteen-foot concrete wall on the
cast sldo of the East Norfolk avenue
bridge. This wall will hold back the
flood from the street during the high
water time and the city expects , In
the near future , to construct a side
walk on the north sldo of Norfolk
avenue , east of this bridge.
Ell Htitchinson , of Leon , la. , was
arrested Thursday by two railroad de
tectives. Hutchinson was displaying
a largo calibre revolver and the de
tectives claim he was displaying this
weapon to passengers on an evening
train. He also was charged with dis
turbing tlio peace. Three of his
friends came to his financial rescue
and he was turned loose after paying
an $11 fine. Hutchinson was on his
way to Gregory to register.
Louis C. Arnold , telegraph operator
at the Union Pacific passenger depot ,
went to Gregory today to register. Mr.
Arnold declared before leaving that
half the telegraphers on the M. & O.
road , in this division , had registered
and are determined to live on their
claims if they are lucky at the draw >
Ing. He declared ho had lost interest
in the registration , but that the large
number of telegraphers passing
through the city to the registration
points have influenced him to try for
POPGUN DESTROYS SIGHT.
Max Wood , Mere Child , May Loss
Use of Both Eyes.
Sioux City Journal : With one eye
torn from the socket , and the sight
of the other eye hanging in the bal
ance , little Max Wood , 513 Perry
street , is deploring the carelessness
of boys with toy guns as he awaits
the doctor's verdict in his darkened
Young Wood , who Is the 14-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Wood , was
shot in the right eye at G o'clock
Tuesday evening by one of a grour
of his comrades who were dlscharg
ing popguns at a post in front of the
Ford grocery store , in Water street
Corks proving uninteresting , shingle
nails had been adopted as ammuni
tion , and it was one of these nails
that was driven into the little lad's
eye. Young Wood docs not know
which one of the boys shot him. II
was wholly accidental , he says.
The little fellow is brave as he
faces possible blindness , and talks
with emotion of the accident. Young
Wood is kept swathed in bandages so
that not a ray of light can reach the
tender left eye , which has been af
fected sympathetically by the injury
to Us mate.
"Albion , Neb. , Oct. 20. Special to
The News : Miss Andra Browder am :
Mr. Glen Maxwell were married at
the residence of the bride Wednesday
evening , Rev. H. H. Miller officiating
The young couple started on their
honeymoon trip Thursday morning.
Mr. Peter Mundschenk and Miss
Marie Paulson wer married at the
homo of the bride east of Albion on
Death of an Aged Pioneer.
West Point , Neb. , Oct. 20. Special
to The News : Louis Schroeder , one
of the oldest and best known citizens
of West Point , departed this life on
Tuesday afternoon at the ripe ago of
79 years and months. Tlio cause of
death was the aliments incidental to
old age. Mr. Schroeder was a native
of Germany , and settled in Dodge
county forty years ago , retiring from
the farm to West Point , where he has
since resided. Ho leaves one daugh
ter , Mrs. Albert Nelmann , of this
county , and an aged widow. The fu
neral services were held at the Evan
gelical St. John's Lutheran church ,
Rev. E. Stegcr , the former pastor , of
ficiating. The deceased was highly re
spected in the community.
ELLIOTT'S CHANCES GROWING.
Republican Candidate for Congress
West Point , Neb. , Oct. 20. Special
to The News : Col. James C. Elliott ,
republican candidate for congress
from the Third district Is now visit
ing Dixon , Cedar and Knox counties
In his initial campaign. Everywhere
10 goes Mr. Elliott finds republican'
sentiment overwhelmingly In his fav-
> r , much more than was at first anti
cipated by him. The repbllcans in
Jedar county , especially , predict a
argo majority for him at the elec
tion , a prediction based on a personal
canvass of the county by party work
The republicans of the city of West
Point have placed the following township -
ship ticket In the field :
For Justices of the Peace John H.
Llndalu and Daniel J. Creblln.
For Constables W. M. Clausen and
[ ' 'red Jacobs.
BLACK RIVER FALLS ASKS AID.
Mayor of Albion Appealed to By Mayor
of Flood Stricken Town. I
Albion , Neb. , Oct. 20. Special to
The News : Mayor H. F. Lehr re- '
cclvcd an appeal for aid from the j
mayor of tlio city of Black River Falls ,
Wls. , which was nearly demolished by
flood a few days ago , Mayor Lehr has
iBsucd a communication to the newa- '
papers of Albion , together with a let
ter and resolution from the mayor and
council of the stricken city , asking for
Rodgers Trles'lt Again.
Dallas , Tex. , Oct. 19. Aviator C.
P. Rodgers , flying 1.000 feet high , left
Dallas shortly after 2 o'clock , an-
nounclng that ho would try to reach'
Austin , 229 miles from here , to spend
FLIES A MILE A MINUTE.
Aviator Robinson Is Making Great
Time In New Orleans Flight.
La Crosse , Wls. , Oct. 19. Aviator
Hugh Robinson in his dyro-aeroplane
arrived here at 8:43 : a. in. Ho left
Winona at 8:17. : according to Ills icc-
ord , making the twenty-eight miles
in 20 minutes. Robinson stopped
hero for a thorough overhauling of.
his machine , attention it had not re-
colvcd since he loft Minneapolis. Ho
left for Uubuquc at 10 o'clock , flying
Bacon Too Cheap.
In the Bee Hive ad. last night ap
peared a quotation of the price of
bacon at 12 cents a pound , which was
duo to an error in The News office
in making a correction , whereas the
quotation should have been 20 cents
a pound. The shipment of hams and
bacon which was expected today , has
been delayed and will not bo ready
for sale until Saturday.
THREE YEARS SHOWS CHANGE.
Norfolk Boy Believes More Paving
Would Make Town Boom.
Beryl Beeler returned from Chicago
Wednesday to spend a few weeks'
visit with his father , F. A. Beeler.
"There Is a great change for the
better in Norfolk , " says Mr. Beelor.
"It has been three years since I have
been hero and the change Is notice
ably plain for the better. The paved
street looks good and if Norfolk had
more paving it would commence
booming Immediately. "
8,000 Fish for Northeast Nebraska.
Fish Commissioner O'Brien was In
Norfolk in his fisli car Thursday af
ternoon enrouto to Long Pine and
Chadron , where ho will deposit bass ,
croppies and catfish. The commis
sioner is putting In the various
streams and lakes in northeast Ne
braska 8,000 black bass , croppies and
catfish. There were about 2,000 bass
given to Harry Hartford , who met
the commissioner at South Norfolk by
appointment Thursday afternoon.
Besides these bass there were sev
eral hundred large catfish which were
largo enough to eat , being 18 months
old. The bass and croppies were only
2 or 3 months old. Mr. Hartford de
posited the fish a mile north of town ,
in the Northfork river.
Gov. C. H. Aldrlch was on the fish
car with Commissioner O'Brien and
stopped off in Norfolk only long
enough to have dinner. The governor
was enroute to Valentine , where ho
will spend a few days hunting.
State Politics and Registration.
Gregory , S. D. , Oct. 20. Probably
not many people could be Induced to
believe that state politics and a
homestead opening would have suffi
cient influence on each other to ef
fect both , or that they might possibly
rush to a clinch and go to the mat.
Such things are , however , possible
and thus the story begins. And at the
other end of the story looms the fact
that during the past few days of the
registration the town of Dallas has
been gaining largely in the number of
registrations over Gregory , her rival
who formerly seemed to have every
thing her own way and thereby
hangs the talc.
A few days ago In the dally papers
appeared an article announcing the
candidacy of Joy Ilackler of Gregory
for the office of state treasurer. Mr.
Ilackler is a banker of Gregory and
a leading citizen in every respect.
He Is also a good politician , as are
many of his close friends and per
sonal boosters who , of course , are
also leading citizens. In fact , Gre
gory is full of leading citizens , and
they all favor Mr. Ilackler for state
treasurer. However , from the vehem
ence of Mr. Hackler's announcements ,
no one can doubt his statement that
he had no knowledge that his candi
dacy was to bo brought out at this
time. In fact , it is easy to beilevo that
ho wishes it hadn't happened. How
ever , the announcement has been
made , and whether or not it is a violation
lation of the political Monroe doctrine
remains to bo seen. The present sta
tus of affairs political and homestead-
ical can be summed up In a few terse
sentences. As above intimated , Mr.
Hackler and his friends are good poll-
ticians. As good politicians they real
ize that Mr. Ilacklors' first problem
will bo to appear In the arena with
the undivided support of his homo
county. Tlio vituperative rivalry
which has been in existence between
Gregory and Dallas up to the present
In the matter of the homstead regis
tration , does not tend to solidarity ,
political or otherwise. Therefore , so
far as the interests of Mr. Hackler
are concerned , It is highly doslrablo
that the said rivalry bo abated. As
evidence bearing directly upon this
point It may bo conservatively stated
that there are very many astute politi
cians of much puissance and note
resident in Dallas. That town IH fam
ous as the homo of boosters , and they
liavo In use a revised dictionary In
which booster and politician are made
to appear as synonyms. The largest
and moat influential weekly newapa-
paper In South Dakota Is published
there. To conserve language , the
blunt fact Is that Dallas la the politi
cal headquarters of tlio Rosebud coun
try. Being boosters , the citizens of
Dallas are all for that town as the
only real gold mounted and silk trim
med registration point for the present
homestead opening. Being politicians
they \low Mr. Hacklor's candidacy
with paaslvo Indulgence and will take
It under advisement until the pres
ent registration excitement Is over
with. Now , passive indulgence never
yet landed a nomination. Possibly If
the Dallasites are in good humor at
the close of the homestead registration
they may do some of their famous
boosting In behalf of Mr. llacklor's
j ! ' candidacy. The trend of the rcgiatra-
tlon crowds Dalla.sward during tlio
past few days ought to put the boos
ter-politicians of that town In good
humor , In which event Mr. .Hackler
will have reason to rejoice. Piovloua
to the announcement of Mr. I lack-
I ' ler's candidacy the trend of the crowd
was such as to put the Dallas people
' in anything but good humor. From
all of which it may bo seen that II
is more or less unfortunate for Mr.
Ilackler and his friends , and likewise
somewhat embarrassing to their in
terests other than political , that the
announcement of his candidacy was
. made at this time.
j And the sequel of the situation Is
that since Mr. 1 ladder's announce
ment appealed in print numerous citi
zens of Gregory testify that during
the early part of the homestead reg
istration , when Gregory was getting
all the best of it , Dallas friends laugh-
I ingly told them that before the reg-
I Istratlon ended Dallas would pull off
! j a stunt that would reverse the condi
tions. When this statement was made
to them they were greatly mystified
as to Its meaning , but they now think
they understand what was meant.
And no confidence Is betrayed in stat
ing that they admit the "stunt" to be
Mr. Hackler is a member of the
Gregory publicity committee , the duty
of which is to see that no fair means
of inducing the registration crowds to
come to Gregory are neglected. Since
the development of the conditions
above tearfully set forth , the other
members of the committee confess
that Mr. Ilackler seems to be the only
one who Is not "up in the air. " He is
still pushing into the collar for Gre
gory against the world , and treats
witli extreme lightness the political
honors sought to be thrust upon him
by his friends , who on the contrary ,
have eased up a bit and are seriously
hobnobbing over what seems to them
a delicate situation.
The Land Rush Is About Over.
Gregory , S. D. Oct. 20. Special to
The News : The real rush of the land
drawing is about over , although big
crowds are expected at both Gregory
and Dallas today and tomorrow. Most
of those who come now will remain
over for the drawing , which begins on
Tuesday. The total registrations to
date are as follows : Gregory , 20,358 ;
Dallas , 12,709 ; Chamberlain , 8,792 ;
Rapid City , 4,103 ; total , 40,022.
Norfolk Feels the Rush.
Only two more days remain in
which landseekers can register for
land in Mellette and Bennett counties.
The reglstiation points will close at
midnight next Saturday. The draw
ing will begin next Tuesday morn
ing at Gregory.
Every train to and from Gregory
and Dallas are filled to their utmost
capacity and every train going anil
coming from these registration points
last night and today have been fol
lowed by two and three extra sec
tions. The last four days of the reg
istration are proving to be the days
of the real land rush and the estl
mate of 40,000 registrations , it Is said
by those who have registered , will
bo far surpassed.
Thursday over 4,000 landseekers
passed through Norfolk and the same
number went through here today. The
M. & O. brought about 200 landseelfr
ers Thursday and the same number
are expected over this road to bo
transferred to the Northwestern road
Three young women from O'Neill
were among today's passengers for
the registration points and all three
declared their intention to live out at
least fourteen months on their claims ,
should they bo among the lucky ones.
The lunch stands are doing the best
business since the beginning of the
rush and during the short stops in
Norfolk the landseekers make their
headquarters around these stands.
The same old story is told over and
over again. The price of the land
is argued ; the soil and the conditions
under which the lucky owner of a
claim Is secured. Among these land-
seekers today was George Edwards of
Mullen , Neb. , who was so pleased
with his visit to Mellette and Bennett
counties that ho gave his name and
address to a number of the registra
tion passengers returning from Gre
gory. In each case Edwards offered
$100 to any man for n claim under
the 2,000 mark.
There are many humorous Incidents
during the closing days of the regis
tration , both at the registration points
and in Norfolk. Two landseekers
waiting for an early morning train sat
in front of the electric light plant and
wondered why the depot was kept
closed. Misjudging the light plant
for the depot , caused them a longer
wait , the train having loft while they
wore pondering over the question.
All Norfolk hotels are filled to their
utmost capacity and at one of the lead
ing hotels over twenty people were
turned away , among whom were flvo
women. Cots are being put Into use
and those were also all taken up
Three sections of train No. 4. eastbound -
bound ; two sections No. S , one aectlon
of No. 7 and one extra aectlon of No.
1 today. This was the official lineup
of train nor\lco on the Northwestern
road In the superintendent's office
Hart Says We Arc All Jews.
Opening up a rapid-fire bible talk
for the first time In Norfolk , Evan
gelist Hart told a falr-al/od audience
Wednesday afternoon that all men
wore Jewa. Ho quoted from scripture
to bear out his statement and the
many arguments he presented to hla
audience. Every one who la a believer
In Jesus Christ la a Jew , ho aald , be-
caiiao all men are sons of Abraham.
Evangelist Hart will not look for con
verts for the next few weeks , but ho
is now preaching to Christians In the
big tabernacle on Norfolk avenue and
Mr. Hart does not believe there la
anything wrong with the Hplrlt of
the citizens and In quoting the
wrongs of cities and churches he do
dared the wrong does not lay In the
outside world , but In tlio churches
of the city.
There were sixty members of the
choir present at last night's revival
meeting and Evangelist Hart enter
tained ono of the largest crowds since
the tabernacle has been opened.
Retail Dealers Give Reasons.
The Noifolk branch of the Federa
tion of Nebraska Retailers which was
organized hero last May. is last he
coming an important factor In the
business life of Norfolk and Is destin
ed to prove a great benefit to Its
members , as well as the community.
It Is an organization composed of re
tall merchants banded together for
their mutual benefit and by united
efforts to bring about such needed
reforms as may be required by the
Quoting from their constitution and
by-laws their objects are :
To maintain a state association and
organize and co-operatiS with local
and county organi'/.atlons of retail
merchant and Individual dealers.
To correct evils attending the
To promote such legislation as may
be of benefit to the retail merchants.
To abate trade abuses and injuri
To harmonize trade relations be
tween retail merchants.
To disseminate trade Information , ,
encourage improvement in business
methods and generally advance the
interest of the retail merchant.
One of the greatest problems to
the retail merchant of today Is the
matter of credits and the method of
handling the "dead beat" and the
man who is making his living at the
expense of the merchant , realizing
that by eliminating these losses ho
will be able to sell his goods at a
lower price and thus give a direct
benefit to the whole community. In
this department of their work this
federation is head and shoulders
above any others , and their system of
co-operation as to dealing with these
kind of people is very effective.
There is no Intent or desire on the
part of the federation to create hard
ships on its members or customers
but to obtain for themselves fair
treatment from those who owe them
accounts and to protect each other as
against those who refuse to make sat
isfactory arrangements to take care
of their obligations. The federation
maintains a secretary's office and
here all the Information of value to
the retail merchant is gotten together
and given out to Its members. From
the secretary's office is handled the
collection part of their work which is
ono of ( he most up-to-date systems in
use and is very successful.
Every opportunity Is given anyone
owing a past due account , to a mem'
her of the federation , to make ar
rangements with the member or the
secretary for its payment. If they
fail to take advantage of the oppor
tunity offered , it becomes a matter
of common knowledge to each mem
ber and they govern themselves ac
The federation meets the first
Thursday In each month and many
items of common interest are discuss
ed at these meetings.
The officers of the Norfolk branch
President , B. T. Reid ; vice presl
dent , E. S. Martin ; treasurer , Albert
Degner ; secretary , A. W. Hawkins.
The following is a list of the mem
H. C. Sattlor , Hoffman & Viele ,
Damn Bros. , S. M. Rosenthal , W. E.
Roland , Beeler Bros. , George B. Chrla-
toph , C. J. Fleming , A. L. Klllian Co. ,
Irvin & Melcher , Albert Degner , Star
Clothing Co. , C. P. Parish , Evans
Brown Lumber Co. , A. Buchholz &
Co. , Norfolk Shoo Co. . Chicago Lum
ber Co. , Cravens Laundry ; Norfolk
Long Distance Phone Co. , F. E. Dav
enport , The Bennett Co. , C. II. Pilger ,
Scoflold & Wetzel. Ernest Hughes ,
Sailer Coal & Grain Co. , Loik & May-
hew , Coleman & McGlnnls , R. E.
Thlcm , P. J. Fuealcr , Malm-Burke &
Co. , George H. Barton , Compton &
Evans , H. J. Klerstead , C. L. Laubsch ,
A. 1C. Leanord , Henry Ekllng , John
Friday , Miss Mao Barrett , C. S.
Hayes , II. A. Pasewalk , Miss Leona
Laucher , Mrs. E. A. Waddell , Huso
Publishing Co. , Farmers Grain Co. ,
BANKING LAWS INADEQUATE.
Crime Against People to Continue As
We Are , " Farwell Says.
Chicago , Oct. 21. "It would bo a
crime against the people to continue
under our present currency and bank
ing system , " said John V. Farwell ,
merchant and president of the Na-
lonul buslncHH league , In upeaklng bo-
'ore the suh-couimlttee of the National
Monetary committee which concluded
i two dayn' public hearing hero.
"ItiiHlncHH men are convinced that
the prcHcnt currency and banking lawn
HO Inadequate to ( lie country's needH.
I'ho Hooner the Aldrlch plan or aomo
similar system IH enacted Into law the
better It will be for the people , The
working man IH IIH much Interested In
obtaining relief from1 present condi
tions IIH the hiiHlncHH man and tlio
banker. We foci certain that the pro.
eil central reserve association will
prevent money panlcH In the future
and will Increase the country'H facili
ties for doing HH bualni-Ha. "
The Hub-committee left for St , Paul
hmt evening , where a public hearing
will be held today. HearlngH will bo
lieltl in Omaha and other cities before
the Hiib-comlmltee returmt
A BATTLE HAS BEEN FOUGHT.
Four Hour Engagement Reported Be
tween Turks and Italians.
London , Oct. 21. The Clironlcle'u
Salonika correspondent nays aerloiiH
fighting IIIIH taken place between
Turkish tmops and Bulgarian troops
on the front. The fight lasted four
hours and the losses on both sides
are aald to bo heavy.
Constantinople , Oct. 21. The decla
ration of Said t'anha , the grand vialor
In the chamber of deputies , that ho
would de\oe ( himself to effectively
guaranteeing Hie honor and integrity
of the Ottoman empire , IH coiifilderoil
In diplomatic clicleH to justify the idea
that it IH impossible to find a baHlH of
imderHtamllng between Turkey in her
prcHent state of mind and Italy , whoao
ve\\H ! are diametrically opposed , and
that Said Pasha will be forced to a
of rey'.tanco or realgn.
A Game at Neligh.
Neligh , Neb. , Oct. 21. Special to
The News : The second high school
football teams of thia city and O'Neill
mot at the Riverside paik field yester
day afternoon , where an Interesting
game was played to a fair crowd of
spectators. The home boys had no
trouble in winning from tlio visitors
by a score of 22 to 0.
The first eleven of the Wayne nor
mal play hero this afternoon with the
Gates academy , which promises to beef
of more than usual interest by foot
To Meet Taft.
General Manager Frank Walters of
the Northwestern passed through
Norfolk Friday night to meet Piesl-
dent Taft's train at Deadwood ami
escort the president acroas South Da
kota from Rapid City to Pierre.
HOLIDAY IN McNAMARA TRIAL.
Venlremen Get Out of Doors Both
Sides Prepare Evidence.
Los Angeles , Oct. 21. Some thirty
venlremen rejoiced today at being at
liberty out of doors instead of locked
up under the care of bailiffH in tlio
McNamara murder case. Agreement
of opposing counsel to proceed in ex
amining talesmen without a full jury
box enabled Judge Walter Bordwell
to excuse all vcniremen not already in
the box until the opening of the/
court Monday morning , and only the
six talesmen left at the conclusion of
tlio court yesterday were under re
straint today. There was no session
of court today.
The work of whipping into shape
great masses of evidence under prep
aration by each side , was continued
today. Assistant District Attorney
Ford had been absent from the court
room for two days , working steadily
on the state's evidence. The defense
has devoted week-ends to the same
task and much other time outside of
A problem by both sides lies in the
summoning of witnesses. While many
of these llvo in California and are
subject to subpoena , probably more
live outside the borders of the state
and so far as the law concerns Itself
with them , may come or stay at home
as they please. Instances have been
found where persons willing to testify
some time ago will not do so now.
Each side , however , asserts that no
real difficulty has been encountered
in this direction and that It will have
all the witnesses it needs.
Only the barest outlines of the posi
tions to bo taken by opposing counsel
have been made known officially.
Each side claims possession of vari
ous surprises , and In some instances
the same evidence will be used by
the state and by the defense In an
effort to demonstrate the different
At the afternoon session of court
yesterday Judge Bordwell excused
Talesmen Shower and Adams , who
were challenged for cause by the de
fense and the state respectively.
Shower had said he believed James
B. McNamara guilty of blowing up
the Los Angeles Times and that ho
believed the statement over the sig
nature of Ortlo E. McManlgal to this
Talesman Adams , whoso views on
socialism were made the subject of
interrogation , was challenged by j.ho \
state because of alleged bias after ho
had said ho was opposed tb inflic
tion of the death penalty on circum
Salt Lake City , Oct. 21. J. E. Mini-
soy , business agent hero of the Inter
national Association of Bridge and
Iron workers , denied that ho had been
requested to testify in the trial of
James B. McNamara.
According to advices from Los An
geles , the prosecution declares Mrs.
Munsoy , after a quarrel with her hus
band , made a signed statement to Dep
uty Sheriff Helton , now in Los Angeles -
goles , that McNamara , under the name
of J. B. Bryce , was hidden in tlio Mun-
soy homo for two weeks In October ,
1010 , and that ho told how the Times
building was destroyed. It is said that
later Mrs. Munsoy was reconciled to
her husband and refused to testify in
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