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TIIK N'OKKOliK WKKKLY NKWS-.IOtIHX.Mi , KKIDAY. FKIUJI'AKY ' U ,
N Fund Increased Half a Thousand.
Tins general "snowball" Y. M. C. A.
A. campaign will not begin mull after
tlio eomnilllooH have finished work
among ( In ; Hfiy Norfolk men , who aio
I'utnliiK forv.iud untliiis'iitflli-nlly for
Iliu completion of ( he Y M. t ! \ . build-
iuf ; . Four men subscrlb-d $100 each
Hlnco the liiHt report anil one $150 sub
scription was secured. The Kriinil total
of the prollinlnary work of the "HIIOW
ball campaign IH now $ i,725. ! No work
has yut boon done on ( lie general sub
"Tim committee Is hastening aH fiiKt
tut possible anil does not want to start
thu general campaign until thlH prelim
inary woik , which IH shaping up very
wull , has hcen Mulshed. " in ( he report
from an executive session of the four
( cam coiinnlttei > .
THREE MURDERED IN HOME.
Then the House Is Set Afire by Man
to Cover His Crime.
Oklahoma City , Okla. Fob. 5. hull-
cntloiiH that llarvi > .v Hurst , his wife
and Elsie AilaniH , II ! years old , were
murdered hefore their homo at Delaware -
ware wan liurned , were found In the
niillK of the leHidcllfc loda > . Each of
thi > vlctlnm had evidently suffered
frightful wonnilH ahout the head before -
fore they were cremated. A coroner's
jury today reported that hoth Mrs.
iltirst and Miss Adams were In a del-
Iratecondition. . Witness told of hav
ing Keen a man run from the direc
tion of the Hurst home lust night.
LA FOLLETTE MAY WITHDRAW.
He Will Rest for Several Weeks and
May Take a Trip.
Washington , Fob. 5. Senator ha
Follotto was reported better today. Ho
will take a rest of several weeks , hut
hiiH not Indicated whether he will take
a trip or not , although that is under
consideration , llo visited Providence
hospital today to see his laughter ,
wlio is Improving.
Progressive republican .senators
who have been closely associated w.th
Mr. ha Follette say the question of
withdrawal in the presidential race
has not como up.
Stanton , Nob. , Fob. 5. Special to
The News : Ex-County Treasurer Fey-
orlierm has the plans for the new mod
ern residence that will bo built this
Hninmor. It will bo a story and u half ,
built in bungalow style with si base-
immt. It will be another of the line
homes that Stanton Is noted for.
The special referendum election for
the purpose of authorizing the city
council to purchase u steam plant for
the city olec-tric light plant , will be
hold Monday , Feb. 12th. The now
plant with the building will cost about
$8,800 and the financial situation of the
city is such that the engine and buildIng -
Ing can be paid for , out of the rev
enues of the city by the time the plant
Is finished without issuing any bonds.
ary priest Holiodorus , the abbott of
Tsarltsyn who also was ordered to be
banished to a remote monastery in the
government Vladimir for championing
the bishop Hoimogones , is still in hid
ing and an active search is being car
ried on by detectives to find his where
Will Public Let a Girl Go Blind.
There's a chance for a little charity
work in Norfolk today. A 19-year-old
girl will go blind if she is compelled to
T rntnrn to her father's homestead near
Dallas. If she can have two weeks'
treatment here , for which she needs
money , her eyesight In one eye maybe
The young woman , Miss houise llauf ,
has been employed as a servant in the
home of .1. Hanin. She has been send
ing money back to her father , who
has eight other children and who
wants to buy a team of horses. A
ancer iu one eye will probably de
stroy that optic and the other eye has
beco'me Infected. The girl is without
money and unless generous Norfolk
people come to her assistance , she will
have to go back to her father's home-
stead. It is feared that she might
thus catch cold and lose both eyes.
Miss llauf is just now at the Kv < iU
home. 202 Braaseh avenue , where Miss
Klont/ nurse , is taking care of her.
The unfortunate girl is not a klnK
aid. County Commissioner Hurr Taft
ha interested himself in the case and
it was at his instance that the girl
was taken to the Klonthome. . It is a
case which the county has no fund to
help and it is at Mr. Taft's suggestion
that an appeal be made to the public.
It is thought that Miss llauf could
recover sulllclontly within two weeks
to bo able to go to work once more
and earn hei own living. Her father ,
himself , is said to be destitute and in
need of assistance.
FIGHT WOODMEN RATE RAISE.
Thousands of Circulars Issued to Call
Mass Opposition Meeting.
Minneapolis. Minn. . Fob. 5. Thous
ands of circulars have been issued by
the Modern Woodmen assembly , or
ganized hero Jan. 31 , to light against
the adoption of insurance rates of the
Modern Woodmen of America , to lead-
crs of the organization in all parts of
the nited States.
The circular asks all councils to
send delegates to a mass meeting to
be held hero Feb. 22 at which plans
will bo made for fighting the so-called
mobile bill adopted by the organization
at its convention in Chicago a short
TIME FOR SPRING HOTBEDS.
How to Prepare For Early Vegetables
FOP the Table.
Radishes and lettuce !
Sounds Ilk" spring , doesn't it ? Well.
II you are going to get them early out
of your own garden it's tlmo to think
about constructing a hotbed. A good
method , of which the cost is small , is
/ as follows :
Dig a hole two foot deep , a little
larger than the size of the hotbed
frame. If the hotbed IH to h" perma
nent , the walls of thin pit should be
lined with brick. Hlono or cement.
When poHHlblo , have a shed or board
fence on the north sldo of the bed ; it
will take less immure to heat the soil.
Put two feet of well mixed fresh horse
manure In the hole , wet thoroughly
Two-Inch material makes a better
nnd stronger frame and will last long
er. The front of the frame should he
six Inches high , the back eighteen
Inches. Put live Inches of dirt on the
manure , preferably the richest soil you
can get. Fill In around the frame with
manure and earth and put the cover
on the frame.
Glass sashes are best for covers.
Cloth may lie used late In the season.
The sl/e of a sash Is throe by six feet.
Tin' bed , then , should be six feet wide
and as many times three feet long as
The temperature of the hotbed will
be high at llrst. I'm1 a thermometer.
When the heat has fallen to S5 de
grees , the seed may be planted. Keep
the bed well watered , but do not soak.
Too much water rots the manure too
rapidly , llo sure the bed Is well venti
lated. When sashes are used , they
must be raised to let In the fresh air
In mild weather. Kxtra rovers should
be provided for cold days and nights.
Hotbeds for growing early gulden
( ruck for transplanting should be mad < >
the second or third week in February.
If early vegetables for the table are de
sired , make the bed the last of .Janu
West Point Blue Rock Shoot.
West Point , Neb. , Fob. 0. Special
to The News : The usual weekly blue
ock shoot was pulled off at the
grounds of the West Point < ! un Hub
in Sunday , and developed some excel
lent shooting. The champion crack
shot , Karl Kerl , maintained his record
in both events. The score was : First
event , K. Kerl , M. McMullcn and ( ! .
llaeffelin , each 211 : M. hosch and .1.
Jensen , 10. Second event , K. Kerl
nnd G. llaeffelin , 21 ; .M. MeMullen ,
22 : .1. .Jensen. 20.
Buried at Creighton.
West Point , Neb. , Fob. 0. The re
mains of Frank Cuonther , a former
well known citi/.en of Cuming county ,
who died at St. .Joseph's hospital in
Omaha , wore interred at Creighton ,
his late homo , on Friday. His death
occurred as a result of an unsuccess
ful operation for appendicitis. He was
17 years of ago , and Is survived by
his widow and four children. Seven
brothers reside in the vicinity of West
Point. Ho was oil the point of re
moving with Ills family to California
when stricken with the malady which
caused his death.
Orozco Is Governor.
El Paso. Feb. C. Gen. Pascual Oro/-
co was installed as governor of the
state of Chihuahua , according to pas
sengers arriving here on the first train
to reach Juarez since Wednesday. No
demonstration attended the inaugura
tion or the arrival in Chihuahua of the
HULAC SUES RAILROAD.
Edward Hulac Asks for Damages of
$25,000 From Railroad.
O'Neill , Neb. , Fob. C. Five damage
suits have been tiled in the district
court against the Northwestern rail
road company and one of them is by
Kdward Hnlac of Norfolk , who alleges
ho was injured by being knocked from
the top of a car by a waterspout in
the Fremont railroad ynids. Hulac
asks for damages of $25,000.
Hnlac says the company was care-
fess in having the water spout con
structed so low.
Say U. P. Owns It.
Lincoln , Feb. 0. Trial of the r j-
coivership proceedings brought b > mi
nority stockholders against the St.
Joseph & Grand Island railway started
in the federal court horo. The minor
ity stockholders assort that the pres
ent directorate of the road is con
trolled by the I'liion Pacific railroad.
An injunction is sought to prevent the
I'niou Pacific from voting stocks and
bonds of the St. Joseph Grand Is
land for the benefit of the former
road. The control of the smaller road
by the Union Pacific is alleged to be
In violation of the Sherman anti-trust
act and the state laws of Kansas and
Nebraska , in that the roads are paral
lel and competing lines. Samuel Un-
thermoyer of New York is the leading
counsel for the Grand Island road ,
and Samuel hoomls of Kansas City
for the Union Pacific.
Court at West Point.
West Point , Nob. , Feb. C. The reg
ular spring term of the district court
for Cuming county opened yesterday
with Judge Guy T. Graves of Pender
on the bench. The session is not ex
pected to last very long , only sixteen
cases being on the court calendar , the
smallest number for many years. Six
applications for citizenship will bo
presented to the court at this session.
Investigate Edwards' Death.
Yankton. S. D. , Feb. 0. Special to
The News : Detective William 1 Ill-key ,
ex-sheriff and city marshal of this
city , Is in Kansas City at the instiga
tion of local citizens , to probe the
tragic death of Thomas Edwards , a
prominent Ynnktonlan killed in Kan
sas City last Thursday , having been
found dead near the union station with
a bullet wound behind the right ear.
Scheme ) at West Point.
West Point , Neb. , Feb. 6. Dr. 11. K.
Scheme ] , who committed suicide at
Hosklns by drinking carbolic acid was
a former resident of West Point ,
where ho practiced medicine for some
years. The doctor was a highly cul
tured German physician , and enjoyed
the respect and esteem of the entire
Starkey Popular at Ewlng.
Ewing , Neb. . Fob. C. Special to The
News : The tragic death of 11. II. Star-
key. announced In Saturday's News ,
and which occurred near llovelstoko ,
II. C. , was Indeed quite a shock to the
people of this community. Years ago
Mr. Starkoy was in business here und
was quite popular as a business man
and as an athlete.
KILL IOWA POSTMASTER.
Fnlrport Man Caught Robbers In His
Muscatlne , In. , Feb. C. Hurt Hershey -
shey , postmaster at Fairport and own
er of a general store , was murdered In
his place of business while watching
for burglars between 4:110 : and G
o'clock a. m. The burglars escaped.
The burglars had made repeated at
tempts to enter the store , and Hershey -
shoy laid for them. When they en
tered he gave battle and was overpow
ered. The robbers wore after the
money carried In the postofflco money
Real Estate Transfers.
Transfers of real estate for the past
week. Compiled by Madison County
Abstract. & Guaranty Co. Olllco with
Mapes ft llazen , Norolk.
Kolnhold Mans and \ \ Ife to John W.
A. Oerlwlch , lot I of | | . Ncnow's addi
tion to Norfolk , w. d. . consideration ,
$ I " . "I.
Kmnia Knul and husband to liortha
Kamrath , Anna Nathan and Mary
Knapp , block If of Mandamus addition
to Madison , i-nil w'of ' 22-2II-2. and so
quarter , 2.-21-1 ! ; q. c. d.
Anna Dili bonier to liortha Kamrath.
Anna Nathan and Mary Knapp. block
It ! of Mandamus addition to Madison
and w > 22-211-2 and so quarter 2I-21-1 ! ,
q. c. d. , consideration. $1.
II. F. IloiiKhk , guardian to Bertha
Kamrath , Anna Nathan and Mary
Knapp , block 1(5 ( of Mandamus add. to
Madison , and w'2222. ' ! ! . and so quar
ter. 2II-21-1. Guardian's Deod.
.1. M. hncas and wife to Reinhold
Mans , lotI of II. Nenow's addtlou to
Norfolk ; w. d. . consideration. $100.
Joseph Malin and wife to Anna
Seliniltt. lot I ! , block ! U of F. W.
Harnes1 tith addition to Madison ; w. d. .
consideration , $2,100.
Anna Nathan and husband to Frit/
Kamrath. one-third Interest In so quar
ter , 2II-21-1 ; w. d. . consideration , jl.
Anna Nathan and husband to Bertha
Kamrath , one-third interest in block
It ! of Mandamus addition to Madison ;
w. d. , consideration $1.
Anna Nathan and husband to Her-
tha Kamrath. one-third interest In wV&
of 22-2H-2 ; w. d. . consideration , $1.
Ernest Haasch to Allen Gained , part
of sw quarter , 21-2-1-1 ; w. d. , considera
tion , $ : ! ,000.
T. E. Odiorne and wife to H. W. Gal-
lehor , e42 foot of lot 4 , block 2 of
Mathewson's 1st add to Norfolk ; q. c.
d. , consideration , $1.00.
J. W. Hansom and wife to A. F.
Steam , lot P. block 8 , Verges subur
ban lots to Norfolk ; w. d. , considera
tion , $500.
Henry Torpin and wife to Willian
Selling , lots 1 and 2 of block 2 of Col-
lamer's addition to Norfolk ; w. d. , con
sideration , $500.
ThoB. Jenkins and wife to n.illnh
hand Company , n'/i of s1of lot 2 and
oiA of o'/i of s'of lot 3. block 10 , ot
Haaso's suburban lots to Norfolk ; w.
d. , consideration , $3,500.
David Phillips and wife to The Pub
lic , part of so uuarler DP < ii"irter , 20-
24-1 ; q. c. d. , consideration , public
FritKamrath and wife Bertha to
John Knapp , two-thirds interest in w1/ : ;
of 22-23-2 ; w. d. , consideration , $1.
Mary Knapp and husband John to
Hertlia Kanirath , ono-tliird interest in
block Hi , Mandamus add. to Madison ;
w. d. . consideration , $1.
Mary Knapp and husband to Hortha
Kanirath , one-third interest in se quar
ter , 23-21-1 ; w. d. , consideration , $1.
T. E. Odiorne to Herminie BarU ,
lot 5 , block 11 , C. .S Hayes add to Nor
folk ; w. d. , consideration , $1.
To Protect Home Insurance.
Lincoln , Fob. li. State Auditor S.
R. Harton lias announced that he pro
poses to disregard a state law which
prevents life insurance companies or
ganized in this state from writing
health and accident policies. The
laws do not prevent foreign companies
from writing such risks. Barton con
ferred with the attorney general , nnd
was told that his action was illegal ,
but announced that he intended to
disregard the statutes and allow the
home company the latitude given for
Nebraska Peace Society.
Lincoln , Feb. C. International
peace treaties , now pending in the
United States senate were given hear
ty endorsement at a meeting hero last
night , nt which a Nebraska branch of
the American Peace society was organ *
Izcd. W. J. Bryan was made honorary
president of the Nebraska society ;
George E. Howard , of the University
of Nebraska , president , nnd A. h.
Woarthly , secretary. Following the
business session , a mass meetltig was
held , at which addresses worn made
by Rabbi lllrch of Chicago and Charles
E. Heals , western Held secretary of
the American society. "President
Taft" said Rabbi Hirsch , "has taken
the logical step , and no one should
stand in the way of ratification of the
treaty. A few minor amendments
may bo made , but nothing should be
done to nullfy this great work for
peace on earth and good will toward
men. " ' 'SU
Falling Tree Breaks Leg.
West Point. Neb. , Feb. G. Hugh
Chambers , a well known young man
of West Point met with a serious acci
dent while felling a tree near the city
limits. He was caught by the falling
limbs and suffered a broken leg , a
fractured knee and two broken ribs.
Ills condition is considered very seri
Lease West Point Creamery.
West Point , Neb. , Feb. G. Special
to The News : The West Point Cream
ery has been leased by the owner , E.
J. Strangman , to the Beatrice Cream
ery company for a term of five years.
I. F. Hruco Is quiteIII with
Miss Allco Hosklns returned from
R. M. Nesbit of Oakdalo was here
Mrs. Walto of Madison Is here vis
iting with her sister , Mrs. Collins.
Charles Trlmborn of Plalnview has
returned to his homo after attending
Hie Flltor-Bruiuniond wedding.
S. E. Martin went to Omaha to at
tend the annual meeting of the man
agers of the Chicago huniber company.
Mr. and Mrs. Filter and Mrs. houls
Fisher have returned to their home at
Ha/.lo Mills after attending the Filter-
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Albert hind-
say , a son.
Obed Hnuseh is suffering from an at
tack of the grip.
City Engineer H. H. Tracoy Is suffer
ing with as attack of the grip.
The West Side Whist club will moot
witli C. S. Bridge Thursday evening.
Anton Buchholz , who has boon crit
ically III for several months , was able
to bo out of his homo for a few hours
.1. E. Jackson , who has been hero
visiting with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Die-
trick , has returned to his homo at Du-
biiipte , la.
F. E. Molcher returned from Fre
mont whore ho reports ho has given
out a contract for the construction of
a new homo.
The S-yoar-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William MeCuno is threatened
with an attack of pneumonia. Mrs.
McCnno is now at the bedside of her
mother , who is critically ill at Platte
Every property owner in paving dis
trict No. 2 is urged to attend next Sat
urday night's meeting at the city hall
at ! ) o'clock , when the matter of select
ing material for the paving will bo sot-
tied. S. T. Napper is now in Chicago
for further investigation of materials.
llo is a member of the committee
which yesterday went to Omaha on
Tlie board of education held a regu
lar meeting yesterday afternoon. The
regular bills were allowed. Supt. M.
E. Crosier , who met with the board ,
announced that he will attend the na
tional teachers' association convention
at St. houls on February 2G.
County Clerk S. R. MeFarland is in
the city from Madison. He came up
to hear the addresses at the farmers'
congress on "taxation. " Mr. MeFarland
is a member of the hoard of equaliza
tion and is after all the information
along that line that he can accumu
Among the day's out-of-town visitors
in Norfolk wore : T. D. Prooco , Uattlo
Creek ; M. E. Mchewiston , Gross ; C.
S. Sear , Springview ; Mrs. J. E. Dow-
ling , Madison ; W. A. Cameron , Pilger ;
S. F. Ganey , Spalding ; Tom Adams
Pierce ; Frank Humphrey , Randolph ;
F. h. Neely , Wayne ; O. H. WerU
Creighton , H. C. Miller , Pierce ; Ellas
Abanrek , Gregory ; W. h. Dowling ,
Madison ; II. J. Ilackes , Humphrey ; S.
H. MeFarland , Madison ; Frank Hart ,
horon/.o Hobbs , Nebraska pioneer
pioneer and a member of the Nebraska
territorial legislature , once a member
of tlie Masonic grand lodge of Massa
chusetts , died Monday in the Norfolk
state hospital for insane , from old ago.
Ho was 85 years old. His son , H. A.
Hobbs of Omaha accompanied the re
mains to Omaha at noon Tuesday. In
terment will be at Omaha. Mr. Ilobbs
entered tlie state hospital here about
throe years ago. Previous to that he
lived at the Santee Agency.
Gen. Weaver Dead.
Des Moines , la. , Fob. ( ! . Gen. James
13. Weaver , populist candidate for
president in 1802 , died at the home of
relatives here this afternoon. Ho was
eighty years old. Ho had been ill only
a few days.
GIRLS PROPOSE BY MAIL.
Norfolk Store Clerk Gets Three Leap
Year Proposals , but Is Indifferent.
Fred Hollerman , a clerk In the em
ploy of the Star Clothing store , de
clares he has received throe leap year
proposals by mall. Hollerman Is a
bachelor , and although non-committal
when approached on the subject of
matrimony , admitted that ho had re
ceived the three proposals. Heller-
man oven mentioned the name of one
of the young ladies who has her op
tics cast in his direction.
"I have dodged this matrimony ques
tion for thirty-five years , and I think
I can stick out thirty-fivo years
longer , " says Hellerman.
II. W. McCluno went to O'Neill
Monday on Important business ,
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Trussell cele
brated their forty-first marriage anni
versary last Friday. A number of
their friends called and paid their re
spects. Mr. Trussell is one of the pioneers
neers of this county , being twenty-
eight years a resident , and well
Peter Sigler was a Nellgh visitor
M. T. Sanders purchased the farm of
Gus Bo wens last week , southwest of
Ewing ; consideration not learned.
Eve Vandorsnick sold twenty-two
head of fat cattle Monday to Ed Tren-
nepohl of Geese hake for $2,006.08.
The cattle were fine and were shipped
to Omaha the same evening.
Herman Brewster of Orchard was
\ islblo on our streets Monday.
J. C. Wads worth is bore this week
from Dlxon , 111. , visiting with his
cousin , W. H. Graver.
Editor Hales of the Tilden Citizen
was a pleasant over-Sunday visitor in
A son of Albert Sharp of Ewing was
operated upon last week for a tumor
on the log , and Is said to bo getting
Mr. and Mrs. 10. C. McKay wont to
St. Joe Sunday , where they will com
bine pleasure with business this week.
Miss Vernetta Butler slipped and
fell while skating on the Elkhorn
Thursday and received several severe
contusions of the face.
Mr. and Mrs. William hlbby. east of
Ewlng , were the recipients Thursday
evening oP a very enjoyable surprise
ghon by their numerous friends and
George G. Whitney , wife and two
children , of Nellgh , wore over-Sunday
guests at ( ho Conger home.
C. 1C. Churchill of Ilartlngton was
looking after land Interests here last
.1. E. Perry of Mlnot , N. 1) . , \\a-t vis
iting his brother , James Perry , last
Friday. Mr. Perry Is u passenger con
ductor between Mlnot and Wllllstoii.
William Horchordlng of Orchard was
buying hay In town Friday , ho having
C. Poppcnhaucii help to haul it.
.Miss Dessie Huston left Monday
morning on a week's \lsit to Wlsner
and Omaha. Miss Mamie .1. Miller Is
Iho telephone girl during the absence
of Miss Huston.
Wilson Made Bad Blunder.
New Yoric , Jan. 31. The Now York
Evening Post has sought , for the sake
of justice to all concerned , in secure
the publication of the correspondence
between Gov. Wilson and Col. Harvey.
In that sense it applied to both of
them. Neither wished to bo put in
the position of giving out private letters -
tors , but both assented to the'publica
tion , with the distinct understanding
that the initiative came from the Even
Wilson's First Letter.
Tlie first , letter addressed to Col.
Harvey by Gov. Wilson is as follows :
"University Club , Fifth avenue and
Fifty-fourth street. December 21 , 11)11. )
Personal : My Dear Colonel : Every
day I am continued in the judgment
that my mind is a one-track road and
can ran only one train of thought at a
time. A long time after that interview
with you and Marse Henry at the Man
hattan club , it came over mo that
when ( at the close of the interview )
you asked me that question about thu
Weekly , I answered it simply as a mat
ter of fact , and of business , and said
never a word of my sincere gratitude
to you for all your generous support ,
or of my hope that it might bo con
tinued. Forgive mo and forget my
manners. Faithfully yours ,
"Woodrow Wilson. "
Reply of Col. Harvey.
In reply Col. Harvey wrote to Gov.
Wilson as fr.llows :
"My Dear Gov. Wilson : Replying to
your note from the University club , I
think it should go without saying that
no purely personal issue could arise
between you and me. Whatever any
body else may surmise , you surely
know that in trying to arouse and fur
ther your political aspirations during
the pasL few years I have been actu
ated solely by the belief that I was
rendering a distinct public service.
The real point at the time of our in
terview was , as you aptly put It , one
simply of 'fact and business , ' and
when you stated the fact to ho that
my support was hurting your candi
dacy and that you were experiencing
difficulty in finding a way to counter
act its harmful effect , the only thing
possible for me to do , in simple fair
ness to you , no loss than in considera
tion of my own self respect , was to relieve
lievo you of your embarrassment , so
far as it lay within my power to do so ,
by ceasing to advocate your nomina
That , I think was fully understood
between us at the time and , acting ac
cordingly I tok down your name from
the head of the Weekly's editorial
page several days before your letter
was written. That seems to be all
there is of it.
Whatever little hurt 1 may have felt
sis a consequence of the unexpected
poremptorincss of your attitude to
ward me is , of course , wholly elimin
ated by your gracious words. Very
"George Harvey. "
Wilson's Second Letter.
Gov. Wilson replied under date of
Jan. 11 as follows :
"My Dear Col. Harvey : Generous
and cordial as was your letter written
In reply to my note from the Univer
sity club , it has left mo uneasy , be
cause in its perfect frankness it shows
that I did hurt you by what I so tact
lessly said at the Knickerbocker club.
I am very much ashamed of myself ,
for there is nothing I am more
ashamed of than hurting a true friend ,
however unintentional the hurt may
have been. I wanted very much to
see yon in Washington , but was abso
lutely captured by callers every min
ute I was in my rooms , and when I
was not there was fulfilling public en
gagements. I saw you at the dinner ,
but could not get nt you , and after the
dinner was surrounded and prevented
from getting at you. I am in town to
day to speak this evening , and came In
early In the hope of catching you at
For I owe it to you and to my own
thought and feeling to tell you how
grateful I am for all your generous
praise and support of mo ( no ono has
described mo more nearly as I would
like to believe myself to bo than you
have ) , how I have admired you for
the independcnco and unhesitating
courage and individuality 'of your
course , and how far I was from desir
ing that you should cease your sup
port of mo in the Weekly. You will
think mo very stupid , but I did not
think of that as the result of my blunt
answer to your question. 1 thought
only of the means of convincing people
plo of the real independence of the
Weekly's position. You will remem
ber that that was what we discussed
and now that I have unintentionally
put you in a false and embarrassing
position you heap coals of flro on my
head by continuing to give out Inter
views favorable to my candidacy. All
that 1 can say is ( hat you have proved
yourself very big and ( hat 1 wish I
might have an early opportunity to tell
you faoo to face how I really feel
ahout it all.
"With warm ro.mmls.cordlally and
faithfully yours. Womlrow Wilson. "
Col. Harvey's Answer.
It Is noted In the foregoing that
mention of the Knickerbocker. Instead
of the Manhattan club Is obviously a
slip of the pen.
Col. Harvey's reply was as follows :
"Jan. Hi , 1 OIL' . My Dear Gov. Wil
son : Thank you sincerely for your
most handsome letter. 1 can only re
peat what I said before- that there Is
no particle of personal rancor or re
sentment left In me. And I beg you ( o
believe that 1 have not said ono word
to anybody of criticism of yon.
"I have to print a word of explana
tion to the Weekly's readers , but It
will bo the briefest possible.
"Vory truly yours.
"George Harvey. "
SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE.
Hot Springs is expecting the Inau
guration of a free mall delivery in that
city after July 1.
The postolllce at Viborg has lion ad
vanced to the presidential class with
an Increase In the postmaster's salary.
The athletic club recently organ-
i/.od at Hurley has (15 ( members. A line
gymnasium with much Improved ap
paratus has ben secured.
U. W. Dlckonson , appointed on Jan.
10 as public censor at Sioux Falls , has
resigned. He found the duties of his
ollico entirely too arduous.
Unusually large profits on the year's
output of the Big Stone Canning Co.
at B'gstono has led to action looking
to a much enlarged plant next season.
Throe young boys were seriously in
jured at Aberdeen when a "bob" on
which they were coasting collided with
a team of horses. Others wore badly
Elaborate preparations are being
made for the farmers' institute to ho
held at Aberdeen on Fob. 1 and 2.
Many excellent speakers will appear
on the program.
The Society of Black Hills Pioneers
at its annual session held at Deadwood
reported that but five deaths occurred
among its membership during the year
The killing of wolves in the. state
during the past six months has brok
en all records. Bounty claims have
reached $9,051. as against $5,060 for
the corresponding period a year ago.
The Second Christian Science
church at Watertown has dissolved
and will unite its forces with those of
the first church. It Is thought that
ono church will serve the domonina-
tion in that city.
A move is on foot throughout the
state to demand the removal of all
state institutions from political influ
R. J. Woods , of Sioux Falls , has been
appointed to the mint commission
which is soon to make an examination
of the mint at Philadelphia.
Tlie citizens of Britten will vote on
the proposition to issue $10,000 to
build an addition to ( ho school house.
The vote will bo taken on Feb. 2.
Charles Smith was arrested at Aber
deen for peering into windows and
frightening women and children. Ho
was sentenced to 25 days in the coun
A vote is to bo taken again on the
location of the county seat of Gregory
county. Fairfax will have to defend
itself against the claims of Bnrko , Gre
gory and Herrick.
Thomas Edwards of Yankton , who
disappeared from his homo it , week
ago. returned and left again. His fain ,
ily will make no statement as to his
Citi/.ens of Pierre are subscribing to
an enterprise which will drill for gas
to bo used by the city and residents.
It is believed that gas can be secured
at a depth of not more than 3,000 feet.
Some of the men who aided In an
effort to got an anti-speeding ordi
nance passed at Hot Springs a year
ago are now threatened with arrest
for violating this law.
C. H. Payne of Glanham , a man of
unusual religious views , 1ms addressed
communications to many papers of the
state predicting that the end of the
world is near.
A branch organization of the Ger
man alliance has been formed at Park-
ston with a charter enrollment of 200
members. The first regular meeting
will be held on Feb. 10.
The "Ity council at Pierre voted re
cently to join the asociatlon of com
mission governed cities.
The stockholders of the State bank
of Doland have Increased the capital
stock from $10,000 to $20.000.
Three members of the Moscson fam
ily at Howard were overcome with gas
from a coal stove and tholr lives were
saved with difficulty.
A special train carried Mrs. Harry
Plnor , of Armour , to Sioux City in
time to save her life by an operation
for a peculiar form of appendicitis.
Members of the Masonic bodies at
Belle Fourcho are making plans to
erect a temple there which will in
clude a home for aged and infirm Ma
John D. Carlin , of Watertown , was
found dead on the tracks of the Min
neapolis and St. houis railway near
that city. He had evidently been
struck by a train.
A baby boy born to Mr. and Mrs. W.
F. Richardson of Jordan , has the lion-
or of being the first white child born
in that town.
A straw vote of democrats taken at
Pierre indicated that Woodrow Wilson
was the overwholmlng cholco of those
John Marxmann. a farmer of Naples ,
fell beneath a heavily loaded bobsled
ami it was drawn over him. His In
juries may prove fatal.
A petition has boon received by the
governor asking for the organization
of Hunnotl comity this spring An
election Is desired In April.
The volunteer lire iJepartmi-iif.s
equipment at Plerpont has been tnu-
terlally increased and the number . . (
men In ( ho company Increased to n ;
J. t1. Crandall , tint new superlntfiul
out of the government Indian m-lnm ! at
Pierre , him moved his family In ih.u
place and laken up his now dnllcw
.liicoh Matulovlck , Jr. , of head , is
dead as a tomtit of sevorly froo/tni !
his foot while attending a part > lust
A draft for $ fi.H)0 ! ) IIIIH been receiv. d
by the stale treasurer from the federnf
government for the benellt of the mil
Fire all but wiped out the town .if .
Monroe when a blaze , originaliim in
( ho depot .spread to grain elevators
and business houses.
A big "State Builders' Moot" lias
been called for Abeideon on March L'I )
and 21. Mai.y farmers , business nnd
rallum-l inen will attend.
The Canlstota grain elevator \\n to
tally destroyed by lire at a loss of fi'ti
Eight buildings In the
business i < -n
tor of Morrlstown were destroyed by
lire at a loss of $ ( .0,000. .
George W. Egan , candidate for tin
lopuhllcan nomination for governor. I *
engaged in a whirlwind speaking tour
of the stale.
Conductor John Iverson of the
Northwestern , on the YiinUtiin-Ceiiti-r
vllle run. Is celebrating his -l-Kh .on .
secntlve years of sorvleo.
The Doland lire department will uho
an entertainment. Tuesday o\oniim
to raise funds for a new chemical en
glue and oilier apparatus.
Prof. Charles Wasliburn ha- re
signed as principal of the public
schools at Corsica. Prof. Dall.v of
Vermlllion. ban been elected in bis
Nowldrk is rigidly enforcing an ordl
nance forbidding the practice of leav
ing horses stand on the streets with
out being properly blanketed.
The woman's club at Dell Rapids
has established a rest room for the
accommodation of tired shoppers and
out of town ladles who visit the cll >
C. J. Webb , formerly editor of the
Oolrichs Advocate , has purchased an
interest in tlie True Republican at
Wesslngton Springs and will take an
active part in tlie publication of that
An effort is being made to secure
the erection of a shale brick plant at
Deadwood. The supply of the raw ma
terial is said ( o be abundant In that
Two thousand live hundred sin-op
were shipped from Colomo to eastern
markets in ono day recently. This is
the largest single shipment ever made
from Tripp county.
A move la on foot at Springfield for
the federation of the various religious
denominations of that city. Rov. A. C.
Warner , pastor of the Congregational
church , is pushing it.
Tlie Sioux Falls presbytery of the
Presbyterian church has taken action
finally expelling Rov. F. h. Fixter of
Fulda , Minn. , who is charged with
conduct unbecoming a minister.
John H. Scrivon of Dallas , lut.s suc
ceeded Maj. John B. Wood as superin
tendent and disbursing agent of the-
Rosebud agency , lie has been allot-
ing agent for the past four years
A fine parsonage has been added to
the Catholic church property at Murkc.
The case of Nossingor vs. Paup
came to a close last week , the jury
finding Mr. Panp not guilty. Much'in
terest is taken in the case now before
the court , the room being packed ea h
Auburn high school defeated Albion
high at basketball hero Friday niuht
by a score of . ' ' & to 2S.
James W. Reynoldsoii , aged " ( ' . and
n pioneer settler of Boone touiitv ,
dlod Sunday morning at his homo
southeast of hero , Mr. Reynolds had
always been a great admirer of horses ,
and has boon an extensive dealer in
It is reported that Bert Allen. Dr.
J. W. B. Smith and two other gentle
men of Albion will soon commence the
erection of a garage on the lot south
of the McKay blacksmith shop and
enter quito extensively into the auto
C. Pestle , of the firm of Postie < t
Forman , is suffering conslderablv
from blood poison of his left bund.
While working with a screwdriver , the
tool slipped and entered the palm of
his hand and blood poison resulted.
The suit of J. II. hongnccker .
Boone county is now on. Mr. hons-
nockor sued the county for $ C2" > , the
same being claimed an foes for de
tective services performed about a
year ago when an attempt to clean up
the town was made.
Browdor and Brugman is the now
firm nanio of the ice and coal dealers ,
they having purchased same from Mr.
Oolrlch last week.
Crarles and Joe Rankin of Primrose
were brought to Albion Monday and
taken to Hastings the same day by
Sheriff Evans on the score of insanity.
These men were homo on parole , but
became unbalanced again , which ne
cessitated their return to the nsjium.
Sunday the Ranklns locked their
father In a room and went about kickIng -
Ing the household to pieces in general.
Somehow the old gentleman called his
neighbors by phone , and they came to
his rescue. The insane men began
their attack with pitchforks when
they discovered they were wanted ,
but when a gun was brought to sight
they ( piloted somewhat.
Rasco Must Hang.
Jefferson City , Mo. , Feb. 7. The supreme
premo court has affirmed the death
sentence In the case of Hez Rasco.
convicted of the murder , Dec. 20 , 1910 ,
near Barnard , Mo. , of Oda Hubbell. a
young farmer , and his wife and two
children. Rasco has boon in the St
Joseph Jail over since his trial at
Maryvllle , last spring. March 20 was
fixed as the date of the execution.
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