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TIIK NORFOLK WBKKLY NHWS-JOURNAL. FRIDAY. N'OVIttlHKK rt. 1911.
ajm UUDOV biEutw uonmcr.
Ctilcngo , Oct. al.Former Mayor
\ Fred A. Ultimo of ChlcnKO wnH reapon-
Hlblo for thn election of United States
Senator Lorlmer , according to tostl-
mony given by former Speaker Ed-
wnrd D. Shurtleff , of the IlllnolH legis
lature , before the federal Honntorlal
Investigating committee , Shurtleff
nnlil ho owed hlH election IIB npcakor
In no Hmall part to the advice and
support of UUBBO. Previously , Roger
O. Sullivan , democrat commlttceman ,
and CoiiKrcHsman Int C. Copley had
tcstlflod that Lorlmor'fl elovntlon to
the Bcnnto wan an outgrowth of
Bhurtloff's election as speaker. Sulli
van said that Lorlmor would not have
KOIIO to the Ronato hut for the elec
tion of Shurtloff. The former speaker
of the Illinois house traced the his
tory of the Lorlmor election and said
that BO far as ho know there was no
vorrupt In connection with It.
Rfchcson Case Postponed.
IloHton , Oct. III.--When the case of
Itev. Clarence V. T. Illchoson , pastor
of Itnmanuol Baptist cliurrh , Cambridge -
bridge , who Is charged with murder
ing Miss Llnnell , was called In the
municipal court today , the hearing
wan postponed until Nov. 7. The min
ister was In court only two minutes.
Tornado In Texas Town. .
San Antonio , Tex. , Oct. III. The
town of Tliolum , eighteen miles south
of San Antonio , was practically de
stroyed , two persons were hurt and
much damage was done to crops by
si tornado yesterday , according to
news received hero today.
'Presidential Politics Involved.
Kansas City , Oct. 31. With the pri
mary object of electing a national
coinmlttcoman to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Moacs C. Wot-
more , the democratic state central
commlUeo met In this city today. In-
cldontally , it Is said the action may
Iiavo nn important hearing upon the
liooins of Speaker Champ Clark and
former Gov. Joseph W. Folk for the
democratic presidential nomination.
J3. F. Goltra of St. Louis and 13. Y.
.Mitchell of Springfield , wore the prln
cfii.il candidates for national commit
tceman. The meeting Is expected to
extend throughout the day and possi
bly longer. Commltteemen and visit
ing democrats wcro to bo given a
lunch. Addresses by prominent demo
crats , including Senator James A.
Heed and Senator William .T. Stone ,
were on the program.
BIGGEST SHEEP RUN EVER.
October Biggest Month in South
Omaha Market's History.
Omaha. Oct. III. This month has
been a record breaker so far as it
concerns sheep receipts at the South
Omaha stock market , the total being
71(5,490 ( head as compared with 647 , '
752 In October 1010 , the previous rec
ord. Last year's heavy receipts wcro
attributed to the shortage of the hay
crop , but this year feed of all kinds
is abundant and tlierefore the re
ft'ipts of sheep are considered the
Mrs. S. M. Dowlinq Succumbs.
Madison , Neb. , Oct. 31. Special to
The News : Mrs. S. M. Dowlltig
stricken with paralysis yesterday al
11 o'clock , died last night at 11. She
was about 75 years old and was a
pioneer of this county. She was W.
L. Dowllng's mother.
Robert A. Klentz.
After a lingering illness which com. .
menced after an operation last spring
Robert A. Klentz died at 5:15 : last
night at the homo of his parents , Mr
And Mrs. Fred Klentz , 202 Braascl
avenue. Tuberculosis was the canst
of death. Funeral arrangements have
not yet been made. Mr. Klentz leaves
On March 29 last Robert Klent ?
was operated on for appendicitis
Soon afterward pneumonia developed
and this became chronic. Ho lint
been , over since his operation , con
fined to his bed.
Wiley Turns Down Honor.
Washington , Oct. 31. Dr. Harve >
Wiley , chief of the bureau of chemls
try. put aside a signal honor when he
declined to preside at a congress to
bo held in London next March by the
1'uro Food and Health society o
Great Britain. The purpose of the
conference , as stated in the invltatioi
to Dr. Wiley , is "to consider methods
for overhauling our antiquated and in
efficiently administered food laws. "
Rate Advance Suspended.
Washington , Oct. 31. Material ad
vauces In the freight rates on the
heavy triffic in Minneapolis in car
loads , recently prepared by the west
ern trunk lines and Individually b >
the Chicago , Rock Island & Pacific
were suspended by the interstate commerce
merco commission to February next
pending thorough Investigation. Th
informal complaints of the proparec
rates reached the commission fron
A Bank Change.
Washington , Oct. 31. To accommo
date banks In the smaller cities , Post
master General Hitchcock has decided
that the minimum amount of bonds t <
be accepted from banks qualifying ti
receive deposits of postal saving :
funds at third class postofflces shal
ho reduced from 15.000 to $1,000. Ad
tlltional bonds will be required as th
deposits as any office Increase.
TALKED HOLDUP LAWMAKING.
Chicago. Oct. 31. Edward D. Shurt
leff , former speaker of the house i
the Illinois legislature , admitted to
day before the committee of Unltei
States senators Investigating th
election of Senator Lorlmer that h
discussed alleged holdup legislntlo
at n dinner given by railroad off :
rials nt the Union League club. Ch
cngo , during the 1909 session. Shurt
leff sold lie lnul attended the dlnno
by invitation nml named the Into ir
Rawn , former president of the
lotion road , as one of the officials
t the meeting.
Ho admitted ho had acted as conn-
ol for two Interurban railroads while
member of the legislature. Ho do-
iled ho know of any attempts at brlb-
ry or corruption during the 1909 sea-
Shnrtlcff denied that he had depos
ed forty $100 bills after the close of
ho Forty-fifth assembly In 1907.
Nebraska Football Squad Crippled ,
Lincoln , Oct. 31. Nebraska started
ho week's preparation for the Ames
amo last night with a crippled squad ,
Owen Frank , who made four touch-
owns last Saturday against Missouri ,
as a bud "charley horse , ' while his
rother Ernest has a crippled hand.
tacoloy has a wrenched leg and sov-
ral other members of the squad wore
liable to participate In practice last
Ight. After the overwhelming defeat
f Missouri the local eleven expects
o have no trouble with other games
xcept Kansas and Michigan.
RICHESON IS INDICTED ,
ambrldge Minister Is Charged with
Murder on Five Counts.
Doston , Nov. 1. Rev. Clarence V. T.
tlcheson , pastor of Immanuel Baptist
hiirch , Cambridge , was Indicted on
Ivo counts , charging murder In the
Irst degree , by the Suffolk county
rand Jury yesterday , for the alleged
lolsoning , on Oct. M , of his former
sweetheart , Miss Avis W. Llnnell , of
lyannis. It Is understood the jurors
vero unanimous In ordering the In
By the returning of this true bill
he necessity of holding a hearing In
he municipal court Is obviated.
Braden Wins Championship.
To S. M. Braden , president of the
Norfolk Country club and donor of
he cup which went for the first bogey
score on the course , falls the honor
of winning the 1911 open champion
ship nt golf. Mr. nraden yesterday
afternoon defeated Sol G. Mayor 3 up
i ml 2 to play In an eighteen hole
natch for the Mayer championship
The match was followed by a good
sized gallery of Interested golfers.
Considering the chilly day , both men
lilayed a superior game of golf , Bra-
Ion going the first nine biles In 48
ind Mayer In 52. Following were the
Braden 5 I 0 0 4 fi U C ! ) IS
Mayer 4 4 5 u 5 0 7 7 5 52
Braden 5 4 5 5 5 0 0
Mayer 10 . C fi 4 6 fi
The Mayer cup , which President
liradon wins , is a beautiful sterling
trophy. The cup must be won three
years in succession to be kept per
There still remains one of the sea
son's tournaments to be played off
the directors' cup event.
Baby King Desperate.
Pekin , China , Oct. 31. The state
of terror which has taken possession
of the entire Imperial country was
further evidenced today by a long list
of edicts supplementing yesterday's
remarkable proclamation and offering
further concessions of the most radi
Today's edicts indicate that even
though the dynasty survives , Manchn
rule is at an end. The transfer oven
of the cabinet offices to native
Chinese Is ordered and the throne
swears that "hereafter Manchus and
Chinese shall bo regarded equally , "
meaning that the elaborate system of
Manchu pensions which are now paid
to practically every member of the
race will be discontinued and the
Manchus left to earn a living by their
All today's edicts , like that of yes
terday , are written In the first person ,
as coming from the infant emperor
himself. This Is unusual and is ap
parently a device adopted by the
throne's advisors in a pathetic attempt
to create among the people a feeling
of personal loyalty for their sove
Even Praise the Rebels.
The edicts make a complete capitu
lation to the demands of the national
assembly and even go so far a a to
offer extravagant praise to the -ebels
for bringing about the great reforms
which are promised.
The throne abjectly acknowledges
Its Incapacity , pleads Ignorance of af
fairs , asks that its lapse bo pardoned
and that it receive the advice of all
Chinese. Finally , it makes a hysteri
cal effort to rally Chinese and Man
chu alike to the royal standard by
hinting at grave foreign dangers
which It thinks should bo faced by a
King Condemns His Relatives.
In his struggle for existence , the
Infant emperor even condemns many
of his closest relatives. The present is
officialdom he declares has not
sought the Interests of the people , but
only Its own pockets.
The revolutionists are unimpressed of
by the flood of edicts from the em
peror. They declare that the dynasty's
partial surrender has come too late.
Moreover , they do not trust the
throne , regarding their present post-
tion too strong for yielding to prom.
Iscs which they feel are Insincere ,
The revolutionists point out that
such edicts as these , wherein the
throne's own appointees and relatives
are called thieves and scoundrels , do
not tend to encourage confidence.
What the edict states regarding them
Is , of course , admitted by the rovolu
tlonlsts , but the throne's plea of lg-
noranco Is regarded as Incredible.
Manchus Turn Against Throne.
But while the edicts have apparent
ly failed of their hoped-for effect In
conciliating the rebels , they have
stirred up a most formidable opposi
tion from a new source. The an
nouncement that most of the Manchu
officeholders must go , and that all
Manchn pensions will bo cut off 1m-
mediately , produced a pronounced dls-
affection In the ranks of the Manchus ,
and many nieintiors of this race are
talking of a massacre of rovcngc.
There were Indications already today
that these proposals would find sup
port , particularly among the younger
Manchu princes , who will now be
stripped of their high offices and un
able longer to exploit their positions.
Officials prominent among ttio na
tive Chinese profess to have Informa
tion that Prlnco Tsal Tao , undo of
the baby emperor , Is willing to lend
the massacre party. Prlnco Tsal Tao
Is well known In Europe and America.
A Panic In Pekln.
Through the day the foreign lega
tions , the missions and oven private
houses owned by foreigners were
filled by both MancluiH and Chinese
who . . . sought protection from each
Prlnco Chlng , the premier , Is using
his Influence to restrain that element
of Manchu who may bo disposed to
ward violence. For their part , the
Manchus dread a rebel Investment of
the capital. Both Chinese and Man-
chits took refuge behind the Metho
dist mission , which Is situated In the
corner of the main city , lying between
the legation quarter and the east wall ,
the most easily defended section of
the city , and the legation guards maybe
bo able to protect those who gather
there. ' ' Long lines of carts piled high
with | the household belongings of flee
ing natives contlnuo to pass out
through the gates before the early
hours. Soldiers now guard all the
city gates. Many carts emerge from
the fort side of the city , some guarded
t r , aoldlers. Cartloads of silver , some
money is brought to the lega-
iKv ) from the defenseless Chinese
milks for a temporary safe deposit
mil . then removed to safe places , or
followed to the minister of war ,
orally ' In exchange for royal troops ,
who are receiving their pay with tin
precedentod regularity. The Chinese
are also intrusting their money to
The government has asked the mis
slon doctors to establish a Red Cross
hospital outside the city for the recep
tlon of the wounded who will return
inGc a few days from the encounter with
Gen. Lt Yuen Heng's rebels.
Foreigners are anxious over the sit
uation in Pekln , but not alarmed. Out
siders have not yet entered the lega-
tlon. Nevertheless the fullest precait'
lions are being taken. Armed pickets
form a line about the legation walls
and extend into the foreign quarters.
Fears for Americans.
Fears are entertained for the for
eigners in the prp"ince of Shan-Si ,
many of whom are Americans. The
rebels in that province are said to be
In possession of me capital , Llan Yuan
Fu , where there are several missions
and which also Is the seat of Shan Si
Few Days to Tell Storv-
Shanghai , Oct. 31. A very few days
will tell the future of China. The
burning of the native city of Hankow
by the imperialists , accompanied , ac-
cording to the report , by brutal treat-
nient of Chinese by Manchus , has
created the worst possible impression.
It is expected that unless the Manchus
immediately demonstrate the sincercn
Ity of the Imperial edicts being issued
nt Pekln , the slaughter will exceed
that of the late rebellion. The dis- ,
trict out of the Yang Tso Klang is
omenously quiet. There is every in-
dlcatlon that the native city of Shang- '
hal , Nankin , Chlng Klang , Chancnow
and the lower Yang Tse forts will be
In the hands of the rebels within a
Whether this will be accompanied
by wholesale massacre or quietly , as
hertofore , depends on the Influence of
the leaders. Foreigners at no point
have been molested and they will not
bo harmed unless such actions as
those of the Imperials at Hankow con-
tlnuo and the dishonor and murder of
defenseless Chinese women and chll1 1
dren make It impossible to control
Further reports of small up-river
towns and others in the heart of Sze
Chuen provinces going over to the
rebels are received. The panic among ,
the officials at Pekln Is regarded as ! '
one of the worst features of the sltua- 1
tlon as it betrays a weakness on the ' I "
part of the dynasty before the spirit
of revolution. I i
Leadens of the new party say the' I '
now edicts are a victory far greater
than anything that has been won on ' "
the field of battle. ) ' i
All incoming river boats were filled ' "
with fugitives. Most of these are , ' "
Chinese , but there are a few foreignca \
ers. Eye witnesses of the fighting nt tn
Hankow pay tribute to the Imperialist of
forces. They say the rebels were little - I
tlo more than an untrained mob , but sc
courageous and quite ready to continuo - ( '
tinuo the fighting. j' j '
The new revolutionary paper money '
being accepted on presentation. , I' I '
Well Informed persons believe In n ; j O
few days there will be strong posslati ! ,
blllty that the situation will pass out of
the apartments of the premier with an
the younger Manchu as a figurehead J.
will not comply with the proclama-
tlon of 1910 , the forming of n cabinet ; [ ! m
composed entirely of Chinese and the ( It
convocation of the parliament and 1 , fo
the amount of railroad plan.
Canton , China , Oct. 31. The dragon i ! m
flag was again hoisted hero today. ' Ni
Business is being resumed. I wl
San Francisco , Oct. 31. Identical' , nc
cablegrams addressed to the French CG
and Belgian governments protesting ta
against war loans to China were sent J.
out by the Chinese National assoclath
tlon here. The
message follows : cc
"Wo strongly protest against the dc
war loan which your people make to gr
the Manchu government for the purdc
pose of prolonging a struggle against wi
humanity and civilization. Wo avow la
positively that the loan will ho rela
pudlatcd by the republic of China , and cr
warn your people from such an nnhe
" ( Signed ) Chinese- National Assool- lie
ation , Honresentatlvo of the Chinese an
People In America. "
The following la a cablegram sent
by the association to the Self Govern
ment iiflsoclatlon of Canton :
"The Chinese of America nominate
Woo lYn Pung as provisional gov
ernor of Canton , and also ask the
viceroy of Canton , Chang Ming Chla ,
to resign. "
Hankow , Oct. 29 Via Wu Hu , Oct.
31. The rebels have rallied and reor
ganized their forces and are furiously
contesting the imperialist advance on
Han Yang. The insurgents still hold
a section of the city which separates
the foreign concessions from the na
tive ) city. It Is estimated that 1,000
rebels have been killed and between
2,000 and 3,000 wounded during the
fight of the last three days. Of a
rebel battalion which faced the Im
perialist machine guns with intrepid
tendency , only two or three escaped.
The others were * mowed down. The
loyalists lost from 200 to 300 killed.
Will Burlesque "Uncle Tom" Show.
Uncle Tom's Cabin reproduced In
burlesque by members of the Norfolk
Ad club is the next feature In Norfolk -
folk amateur theatricals. The coming -
ing event is to take place on the
night of Thanksgiving , Nov. 30. A
burlesque1 of "Undo Tom's Cabin , "
with all male performers , la expected
to make a great "hit" and the Ad club
has taken up the suggestion.
Last night fifteen members of the
Ad dub met in the Commercial club
rooms and talked about the amateur
show until near midnight. Sugges
tions were made by every enthusiast
present and It was decided to go to
work Immediately with the work of
arranging for the show.
F , F. Huso was selected to manage
the show and ho will also act as stage
director and have charge of the re
hearsals which are to begin Immedi
ately. Other members of the Ad club
are either to take a part In the shower
or take an active part in the arrange
ments. A feature of the preliminaries
to this coming event will be the pa
rade in which every member of the
Ad club Is to take a part. Hundreds
of dogs are scheduled to be In this
parade and the hurlesquer's wagon
"load" of scenery Is Included.
Wisner's Fine New Church.
Wlsner , Neb. , Oct. 31. Special to
The News : The new M. 13. church
was dedicated here Sunday , Bishop
John L. Nuelsen officiating.
The building complete cost $8,000 ,
$2,000 of which was raised during the
morning and afternoon services , com
pleting the payment in full. Dr. II. H.
Millard of the Albion M. E. church ,
preached in the evening. The people
of Wlsner feel very proud of the new
church , as it is modern In every way
and entirely out of debt for which
the greater part Is due the local pas
tor , Rev. L. V. Slocumb , who may well
feel proud of his untiring effort to
build the new church since his com
ing ' ' to Wlsner.
Bryan Cuts Out Several Counties.
West Point , Neb. , Oct. 31. Special
to The News : .The absence of Mr.
Bryan in Cuniing and certain other
counties : of the Third congressional
district * ' ' and his failure to support Mr.
Stephens In his canvass by his pres
ence on the platform , is regarded here
j1.8 highly significant , clearly proving
that f Mr. Stephens is wise to the feel
ing ' existing in the democratic mind
in this and several other counties regarding
garding the "peerless" leader. He and
his advisors have not forgotten the
deadly blow delivered at the Grand
Island convention , repudiating Bryan
and . Bryanism and that the conven
tion as a whole and more particularly
the counties indicated , would not
stand : for the doctrines so strongly
championed ' at that time. Mr. Ste
phens is wise in his generation and
in arranging his itinerary quietly cut
out the "peerless" in those localities
where it was surmised his presence
would be harmful to the "cause. " The
halo of his beneficent personality will
be shed only upon the so-called "dry"
counties of the district , according to
the announced schedule.
Gov. Aldrich at Nellgh.
Nellgh , Neb. , Oct. 31. Special to
. , ,
The News : Gov. C. H. Aldrich arrived
rived In Nellgh yesterday afternoon ,
and ' ' was met at the depot by William
Campbell ' , chairman of the republican
central committee , Mayor W. T. Wat-
ties and many prominent republicans
and democrats of this city and vicin-
Ity. He was escorted to headquar-
ters ( by a double column of old sol-
'diers. ' He made a short address to
the ' pupils of the high school on educational - wo
cational lines , and at the close of his
talk was mot with a hearty response
The Nellgh concert band rendered
several selections at the Auditorium
during the evening , before his open-
ing remarks. The house was packed
by republicans , democrats and many
ladies. People were present from
Oakdale ; , Orchard , Clearwater , Elgin
and Tilden. Before the introduction
the speaker , the audience arose
and sang America , after which Hon. the
. F. Boyd said it was a pleasure to of
him to introduce to the audience a
man who received the largest majorIty -
Ity ; ever recorded in Antelope county
for any candidate.
The governor in his opening re-
marks said it was his first visit to wl
Nellgh and Antelope county , and
wished to express his sincere thanks and
tiow for the handsome support accorded -
corded him at the polls last fall. He .roi
talked at length on the campaign W. " . "
Bryan Is now making throughout .
the state , giving explanations and to .
convincing argument why ho is so
doing , and why ho Is asking the progressive
gressive republicans to vote with the
democrats on Nov. 7. Mr. Aldrich
went into detail on the many good '
laws enacted by the republican logls-
latures of the past without the aid or , ' 1
consent of democratic votes of the
house or sonato.
He gave n brief talk on the repub nn
lican candidates for supreme Jitilgo , ' n"8"
assuring the voters tlmt tlioy ; vororj ! < r
honorable men and should bo elected ,
In speaking of District Judge A. A.
Welsh , he said that lu < enjoys the rep
utation of being one of the best quali
fied for the position , and that his past
record on the bench bears him out In
this respect. "You want to leave well
enough alone and vote to retain Judge
His closing remarks were on the
candidates for railway commissioners.
He said that this was the most Impor
tant office to be elected. Ho stated
that the men nominated for this po
sition were qualified In every respect
and should be elected. Ho said that
the republican party had accomplished
moro good than any other political
party of ancient or modern times.
Is Plenty of Good Land.
Chester Slaughter , a prominent real
estate ( dealer of Dallas , S. D. , who
formerly conducted a bank at Dallas
, mil , who still has hanking Interests
In ' Trlpp , county , was In Norfolk today
and talked very freely about the
amount ' of land subject to homestead
entry ' In Mellotte and Bennett coun
ties. Mr. Slaughter said :
"There lias been considerable In
the dally papers about this land since *
the drawing , most of which Is a knock
on the country. I believe that this Is
largely prompted by the locators In
an Innocent sort of way , as each locator
cater is trying to show that ho is best
equipped to give the best service to
those who drew numbers , and to show
the necessity for those who desire to
file or employ a locator. I am not
against the locators. They are n
necessity to those who do not know
the land. I was In the locating busi
ness when Trlpp county was settled
and I believe the records will show
that I located more people than any
other Individual , and I think I had as
many satisfied customers as any lo
cator. It is unfair to those who spent
their money to go to one of the sev
eral registration points and register
for this land to now lead them to be-
llovo that they have secured nothing
by having a number. The fact is that
there is a great deal of good land in
Molletto county which will bo subject
to homestead entry , and I will venture
the assertion that after the 8,000
names have been called there will still
bo good land left for squatters.
"In Gregory county several hun
dred squatters secured good claims
after the list of lucky applicants had
filed on all they desired , and some
of these squatters' claims are now
worth $50 per acre. In Tripp county
the same condition prevailed , perhaps
to a larger extent , and some of the
squatters' claims In Trlpp county are
worth above $40 per acre today , and
Trlpp county has only been settled a
little more than two years. In Mel-
lelte county the appraisers listed as
A 1 land , only the very best , and
much of the land listed as A 2 and
gra/.ing land Is In fact good agricul
tural land. It is true that the state
of South Dakota gets sections 1C and
30 for school purposes in each town
ship where said sections are not other
wise appropriated , and for such of
said sections as are allotted or ap
propriated the state selects such land
as it desires sufficient to make two
sections in each township , but It must
be borne in mind that the state must
select in both of these counties and
must take the sections 1C and 30 re
gardless of their value where they
are not appropriated. This will leave
several hundred good claims and a
great many fair claims In Melletto
county. The land In the Rosebud
country Is so fertile and conditions
are so favorable that a farm does not
have to bo level to be of great value.
Any quarter section of land with
eighty acres or more of plow land Is a
very valuable asset , and worth taking.
Improved farms of this character in
the settled portion of the Rosebud are
selling above $40 per acre , and at the
rate the land has advanced in the past
five years it will soon be worth $75.
The Rosebud country Is In the com .l
belt and the rain belt. We are grow-1 |
ing more corn than any other new t
country and almost us much as any
old country. For the past five years
we have had more rainfall than Ne
braska , according to government stat- _
istlcs. This year we had more rain
fall than any other portion of the
United States. During the growing
months of the year we have the same j.
rainfall as the best portion of Iowr , I '
where land is $200 per acre. In 1909
our yield of corn per acre was greater
than that of Iowa , our yield will beat
the yield of Iowa this year. In tho' I
production of oats and garden stuff h
have all the states "backed off of .
the board. " Potatoes this year will' ' (
yield 200 bushels per acre. In such
country farms do not have to con- j i I , .
slst of entirely level land to be ofi
great value. I" |
"Many bankers , professional and
business men who have no Idea of '
using their homestead rights availed ' ' '
themselves of the special railroad . .
rate to see the Rosebud country and .
just as a matter of testing their luck
registered for land. In looking over
list of the winners , I find many
them who are not In a position to
avail themselves of the advantages' i , WJ
they have gained by having drawn a J i 'ca
number and these numbers will neces-1
sarlly be called without a response.
"Tho adverse reports in newspapers I Iy
will serve to cause a great many of m
those In the lucky list to fall out w ]
I predict that 50 percent of the , . .
first C.OOO will fall out and for this Jf
reason I believe that any man who
holds a number below 3,000. will exer
fc very poor judgment if ho falls
attend the filing and avail himself a
the opportunity ho has to file on
land. The quarrel between locators en
does not Interest mo , but from what'w"j '
know of the appraisement of the 1 i ,
land In Molletto county I know that I ' )
much of the land which
j j his j , ]
roiiKh land Is of a KOOI ! aprlcul-1 I
tural : nature. It is also quite likely ! , ] c
that some of the Innd that has been
classified as A 1 land Is of a poorer
nnturo tlmn some that Is classified ha
grazing land. Diirliifj the filing in wj
Tripp county there wore many rolln-
hie- locators who gave the people of.
flcent service and the siuno condition
will prevail during the filing on Mel-
lette county land , hut the fact that
sonic man who IM In the locating busi
ness happened to ho on the apprais
ing erew will not necessarily mean
that he knows any more about the
land than many other reliable real
estate men , many of whom are now
carefully studying and appraising this
"Guenther Bros , of Dallas , have
formed a German colony and have
sold thousands of acres In the extreme -
tromo western part of Mellotte coun
ty , prices ranging from $18 to $25 per
acre. Some of the German farmers
living on these farms are : Daniel He-
inert , Philip Ralsen , Peter Rles , Chris
Buechler and others. I think I am
safe In saying these farms cannot be
bought for $35 per aero today. 1 think
my statement can bo verified by writIng -
Ing to the above parties at Cut Meat.
S. D. "
POSTOFFICE MAKES MONEY.
Washington , Nov. 1. For the first
time since 1SS3 the postofflco depart
ment during the fiscal year ending
June 30 , 1911 , was operated at a
profit. In twenty-four months the
conduct of the postal service has re
sulted in changing a deficit of $17-
479,770 for the fiscal year 1909 to a
surplus of $219,118 for the fiscal year
1911. During the last fiscal year the
audited revenues of the department
were $237,879,823 and tlio audited ex
penditures $237,018,92 ( . These facts
are lie-tailed In a rcimrt submitted to
Postmaster General Hitchcock.
Trotting Association Officers.
St. Joseph , Mo. , Nov. L The Trot
ting Horse Breeders meeting waa
held here last night. Officers wcro
elected as follows :
Clark A. Smith , Topcka , Kan. , presl
dent ; Arthur C. Thomas , St. Joseph ,
secretary and treasurer ; with a vice
president for each of the twelve states
embodied In the association.
Attorneys Get Sarcastic.
Chicago , Nov. 1 Attorney Hanecy ,
of counsel for Mr. Lorlmer , and At
torney , and Attorney Healy of coun
sel for the committee , clashed sharp
ly and were reprimanded by Chairman
Dlllingham today before the federal
senatorial committee investigating
the Lorimer election. The verbal fight
occurred during the cross examlna-
tion of State's Attorney Burke of
Springfield and continued several
minutes while Senator Dlllingham
rapped for order and directed the at
torneys to cease the exchange of per-
Earthquake in Nicaragua.
San Juan Del Stir , Nicaragua , Nov.
1. A prolonged earthquake was felt
here at 3:40 : o'clock this morning. No
damage has been reported.
THE FIRST COLD WAVE.
Freezing Temperatures Over Middle
West Zero in North Dakota.
Washington , Nov. 1. The first cold
wave of the season made its appearance
ance- today in the northwest with al
most zero weather in Montana ami
North Dakota. Experts say there
a strong probability that it will he
carried far to the southward during
Thursday and Friday. Freezing tern
pcraturcs are indicated for the Ohio
valley , the lake region and the nortl . |
Hurrying Trust Cases.
Columbus , O. , Nov. 1. Determined
to follow President Taft's policy of
quick action In the anti-trust cases
Attorney General Wlckersham todaj
filed a certificate of expedition in the
United States court here that these
cases against the Lake Shore and
Michigan Southern and other rail a
roads and coal companies who were
charged with violating the Sherman
anti-trust law In a suit brought several -
oral weeks ago by the government.
uo given precedence over other cases
and be tried at once.
FATAL BATTLE IN MEXICO.
Six Federals and One Maderista Kill
ed , Fifteen Federals Wounded.
Torreon , State of Coahuila , Mox. ,
Nov. . 1. Six federals and one Mador-
ista were killed and fifteen federals of
wounded in a fight hero last night.
The . trouble grew out of an attempt
four Maderist soldiers , who it is
said had been drinking , to disarm a
gendarme. A mob gathered and took
the part of the gendarme. The Ma-
derlsts were placed In jail only to be
rescued . by forty other Maderlsts
who disarmed the jail guards. The
federal ' soldiers were then summoned
and fighting in the streets began.
The Maderlsts finally took to the hills
and are camping near the city. Gen.
Emillo Madcro Is coming from San
Pedro to assume personal charge of nu
Madero In a Wreck .
Torreon , Mex. , Nov. 1. The special Is
train on the Mexican Central rail-
way carrying President-elect Madero
and ) his party from Chihuahua to the
capital , collided head-on with a
freight train near Gomez Palaclo car-
today. The Madero party escaped
unharmed ] , but Trainmaster Alberto
Sanchez | of Gomez Palaclo was killed.
With Madero wore Alberto Madoro
and his wife ; Gov. Rabram Gonzales
Chihuahua and Gonzales' party
South Norfolk News. ? .
Mrs. B. F. Meyers of Chadron. was
Norfolk visitor yesterday. .
Mrs. John Dougherty , who was tak- ,
quite ill Saturday morning is somewhat -
what better at last reports.
Glenn Boyd resigned his position i' ,
the roundhouse here and loft for' ' sic ,
homo in Plorco. I \J
Alva Baker returned homo to Meadow - ' ! '
dow Grove this noon after a brief .
-ill. t > III * 111 I" HDD. I \
Mrs. J. J. IlnrtluRtoii went to Omn-j' ,
yesterday to visit with her fnthor , .
who is there for medical troatmpnt.
Helen Taylor numbers among the
sick this wwik.
Miss Myrtlce Bayard returtu-d t
u-r home In Ponca yesterday.
Mrs. Taylor and family have moved
iito their new homo on South Fourth
William RocHche , who was slrucik
n the eye with a bar tit the shops-
ibont three weeks ago , Is able to bn
it work again.
Mrs. Ivti Wood of Bancroft visited
n South Norfolk yesterday.
L. t' . Chapman , foreman of the
roundhouse1 , arrived homo from Clln-
lon. la. , where he had been on busl-
Otto Lenler , who sprained his ankle
i few days ago. was able to bo back
it the shops yesterday.
Cornhuskers Getting Stale.
Lincoln , Nov. L After playlnR
hrough over half a schedule ( hat
'alls for more hard games than any
Hlior ever made for a Nebraska elov-
11. some of the Cornhuskers are
thought to ho getting a little stale.
Pac'ldc Harmon Is on the eduo e-f
overwork and this , added ( o Ills bad
knee , may keep him out of the Ames
; amc Saturday. It Is possible that
L'oaeh Stelhm will use the big negro.
Itoss , al guard Saturday and shift El
liott to Harmon's tackle.
Owen Frank , the crack half , was on
the verge of staleness but Is return
ing Into shape. After the Ames game
a rest can be given the men , as II.
will bo two weeks after that before
Nebraska meets Kansas.
Whooping It Up for Jim Elliott.
Tekamah , Neb. , Nov. t. The repub
licans of Hurt county are whoopltiR
liiKS up in particular for James C.
Elliott , of West Point , their candidate
for congress to succeed the late J. P.
Latin , of Tekamah , In this big Third
district , and in general for the entire
At 9 o'clock
yesterday morning re
publican leaders from over the county
assembled ; at Tckaimrti , and wlto
thlrtyflve automobiles filled with El
liott boosters , the Oakland band loadIng -
Int , started for a tour of the county.
All the cars bore streamers bearing
the legend , "Jim Elliott for Congress. "
Mr. ] Elliott and the- six candidates
for district judge in the Fourth Judicial
fill district ; all the county officials ,
other leading republicans of Hurt
county . . , and A. W. Jeffries , a repub
lican orator of Omaha , were in the
party. ! ) The Itinerary included Doca-
tnr ' , Bertha , Lyons , Oakland and Craig ,
returning to Tekamah for a night
Hurt county republican leaders say
they will overcome the majority of 550
given Mr. Lattn last year , and will
give < "Jim" Elliott from 500 to 700
Mr. Elliott himself fcolH confident
of election , and his friends of Hurt
county share that confidence lo a
Miss Xeimor of Hosikns was a vis
itor In the city.
Mr . Charles Chace of Stanlon was
visitor In the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniels of Stanton
were here in their automobile.
Phil B. Clark , county clerk of
Knox county , is in Norfolk on busi
Mrs. A. L. Klllian has returned from
an extended visit at Peru with her
parents. ) ! l
Misses Lydla and Martha Gootsch
of Stanton spent a day here with
Mrs. Fred Stoinkrans and Mrs.
Frank Gishpert of Pierce wer visit
ors in tlr. ' city.
Mrs. Dr. Pringle , Mrs. Williams and
Mrs. Baxter of Pierce , came to town
in an automobile.
Born to Sir. and Mrs. Frank Mashek ,
The Trinity guild will meet with
Mrs. Fri'ik Scott Thursday after
Night Patrolman O'Brien left for
Omaha Tuesday. E. Sasse is reliev
J. C. Larkin has added $ l-,000 worth
of improvements In his .stone and
granite works. The new improve
ments are in the shape of pneumatic
stone cutting machines.
Conductor A. G. Hockman , win has
boon 111. Is again able to taltediarge
his regular run.
The lau'es ' of the Second ConuroFfi-
limial church will meet with Mrs. R.
Ra'.N.n tomorrow afternoon.
Prof. Otto A. Voget gave a success
ful Hallowe'en party Tuesday night.
Thirty-five young couples enjoyed the
dancing in Mareniardt hall.
Twenty Norfolk boy scouts under
the rotnim ml of Scoutmaster A. O.
Hazcn and Cleo
Lederor enjoyed a
successful "hikes" last night Alien
they participated in a strenuous "bear
Mrs. Gillette at 1304 Norfolk ave
nue has notified the police thai there
a mysterious odor in her home for
which she has made an unsuccessful
search. Chief Marqnardt declares It
a job for the board of health.
F. A. Lapo , a Northwestern cm-
ploye , declares the report given out
recently that ho had been married
Seward is a hoax. "Somo one
gave , out the report incorrectly , " says
Lapo. "Up to this time I am an unmarried
married man. "
Mrs. It. C. Perks of Idaho Springs ,
Colo. , Is hero to attend the funeral
her brother , Robert Klentz. The
funeral services will take place at 2
o'clock ' Friday afternoon from the
Klontz family home at 202 Braasch
avenue. Rev. Dr. C. W. Ray of Co
lumbus will probably have charge of
Miss Pauline Vogot of Wayne , re
cently of Sterns conservatory of mu
' at Berlin , Germany , has joined
her brother , Prof. Otto A. Vogot. as
assistant. Prof. Vogot and his sister
have decided to open music Btudlos
several cities surrounding Norfolk.
Among i iho places where Miss Voget
vlll teach ere : Pierce , Stnntou , Plain-
vlovf , Mndlson , Meadow'drovo , Baltlo
Crook , , Ilosklns and Oakdale.