The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, March 22, 1912, Page 5, Image 5

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    Till : VOHI-'ni.IC AVKKKi.Y XKNYS-JOUtXAL. FK1DAY. MAIU'II ± i. 15)12. )
Sorry They Killed Hellmnn.
Whllo I hey woo at iliu llnll fiinn
Sunday , UK. ' com lets Hpoko of their
oHcapo iiiul their murders ,
Thw men Hioko ) frequently of their
' rime. They did not HOOIU to show
any wonow for thulr net except In
Hit ) CHHO of Utilior llcllman. They ex
pressed regret thai Ik'lliiiiin had hum
killed , saying they had absolutely no
grudge against him. According to Mr' .
Hall thulr hltturnoHH was all aimed at
Warden Dolahunty. They criticised
thi ) treatment they had reeolvod at
the prison , Haying that they weru glv-
r\ ] \ poor food and not enough of It.
A Running Fight for Three Miles. "
Onmha March 111.Two
, - of the con-
> lctn--Jolin Dowd and Jolin Taylor ,
alias "Shorty" Gray who eHcaped
limt Thursday from the utato peniten
tiary at Lincoln , and Hey Illunt , an
Innocent victim of their murderous
uttetnpt to Hoeuro lllierty , are dead
IIH the result of an exciting battle be-
I ween tlio handltu and office of the
law yenterday afternoon.
Charlea Morley , the third ineinber
< Tf the trio which escaped from the
tate prlHon after killing three offi-
clulH of that Institution , Haved his life
by Biirronderlng to the officers with
whom ho had fought a running battle -
tlo over two and a half miles of coun
try with horses on thegallop. .
The three i-Hcaped convlcta were
within striking diHtanco of the goal
which they hoped might Bocnro their
Hafoty when the final desperate strug-
Ku ) for liberty occurred. They had
covered this Htretch from Lincoln to
within ten miles of Omahu'H city
limltu , and they had expected to re
ceive the protection of Home friendfl.
It Was Rifles Against Shotguns.
From the moment of their escape ,
the three men had employed the same
doaporato inethodH to protect them
fiolvcs from recapture which featured
tnelr eacapo from prison , and they
did not hesitate , at the crucial mo
ment , to attempt to sell their lives
: IH dearly as possible. It was a futile
attempt , because they were armed
with shotguns and revolvers , while
their pursuers had a plentiful supply
of repeating rifles and revolvers.
Early in the day the telephone op-
'orator at Gretna , about fifteen miles
V south of this city , gave the alarm of
the presence in that vicinity of the
desperate men. It had the result ot
bringing to the vicinity no less than
six organized posses. They Includes
one from Omaha , composed of detee
Jives and police oficers , another com
] K > sod of Sheriff McShano and his
deputies c-f this county ; a third was
made up of Sheriff Ilyer and his
deputies from Lincoln ; Sheriff Chase ,
of Sarpy county with his deputies
were also within striking distance am
South Omaha sent two posses under
Chief of Police Ilriggs and the Gret
na company of militia were early 01
the scene.
The Death Chase Begins.
Chief Briggs of South Omahn am
his deputy , John C. Trouton , were
loaders in the party which finally ov
ertook and vanquished the three con
victs and shot an innocent victim o
their desperate dash for liberty
Briggs left this clt > * on an early morn
ing special train with several Omah ;
police officers. They left the train a
Springfield , about fifteen miles south
of here , and there learned the move
ments of the convicts. The men had
broken Into a store at Murdock , be
tween this city and Lincoln , and stolen
en guns , ammunltioji and clothing ,
and of this fact the officers were ap
It was learned that the men were
on their way north , with Albright , an
Omaha suburb , as their destination ,
and the chase then began. Chief
Driggs secured a fast livery team at
pringfield , Sheriff Chase also had a
od team and Sheriff Ilyers of Lin-
. oln joined the party.
Three miles out of Springfield , the
posse learned that the convicts had
forced .lames Blunt and his wife , par
ents of the murdered man , to give
them breakfast and furnish a team
mil wagon , with which they hoped tn
escape to Albright. The chase began
at once. Kvory man in the party was
heavily armed with rifle or revolver ,
The rural telephone played its part
in the chase and the pursuers were
able to learn from farmers the route
of the progress of the desperate men ,
A Running Fight For Three Miles.
Reaching a point eight miles from
here , the officers came up to the
\ehlclo carrying the convicts , neat
Miwlnkle school. Young Blunt was
forced to keep his horses on a run ,
but the officers kept up the chase un
til they were within : i few hundred
\ards of the fleeing convicts. Then
Chief Briggs' driver , who led the rest
of the party , balked and refused tc
drive further.
Chirf Briggs himself grasped thr
reins and whipped the horses Intr
gallop. When they were within n
hundred yards of the pursued mer
Briggs and Trouton opened flro witl
their rifles. From that time unti
Morley finally surrendered it was r
dashing fight over three miles o
rough country roads.
The convicts wore armed with shot
guns and revolvers. Halls of sho1
ramo rattling into the faces of tin
pursuers and their horses , while tin
revolver bullets were poorly almei
and were spent in the snow-drifts 01
their side.
Farmer First to Fall.
Finally there was a halt , whei
young Blunt toppled back Into thi
wagon , the victim of a bullet. Ohio
Ilriggs jumped from the buggy li
which he was riding and with delII
orate aim fired at the men in tin
wagon. Meantime other members o
the posse came up and joined in th
fusillade against the desperate nien.
John Dowd was the next to fall
Chief Briggs believes he was a vlctiu
of one of the bullets from the posse
but Convict Morley asserts that h
fired a bullet Into his own brain.
Taylor was the next to fall an
: hen Charles Morley , the third cor
Irt , throw up hlu hands , in token of
Uilof llrlggs , who was leading the
larty. Hhouted to Morley :
"Drop that gun or I'll blow your
lead off. ' '
Morley , who held aloft a big double
ictlon revolver , dropped It and Hrlggs
ink-red him to como forward with
its hands up.
Thin Morley did and Brigga took a
econd revolver from hlu pocket when
10 approached. '
Not knowing Just what had happen-
d , Brlgga demanded of .Morley the
urrender of the other men in the
"They are all dead , " declared Mor-
Brlgga then went to the wagon , tak-
ng Morley with htm , and found the
IfoloHB bodies of the vlctlma of the
tattle. The bodies of the dead convicts
vero turned over to Sheriff Myers of
jlncoln and that of young Blunt to
ilH family. Hyera also took Morley
mt'k to Lincoln on an afternoon train.
Jrlggs and Trouton received several
slight flesh wounds an a result of the
shotgun flro of the convicts , but they
vero Insignificant ]
That the escaped convicts were lester
or a while during the early part of
ho day la evident. They secured their
) oarlngsH after a breakfast at the
Hunt home. Their objective point
vas Omaha and they told young
Hunt that If he took them swiftly to
Mbrlglit , the Omaha suburb , no harm
would como to him.
Blunt Just Married.
Blunt was 22 years old and had been
narried but two months. Ills young
widow was prostrated when hla body
was returned to the family home by
its brother.
Following the final battle , several
miidred farmers arrived on the scene
mil the procession which followed the
officers back to Gretna was nearly
two miles long.
At Gretna tiic different posses dis
persed to their own cities.
Chief of Police Brigga and John
1'routon , his deputy , who did most of
the shooting , had little to say about
the killing of young Blunt. Briggs
declared he could not tell who fired
the shot which killed Blunt , but Trou-
ton intimated his belief that Blunt
died from a bullet fired by one of the
Morley Sorry About Blunt.
Lincoln , Marcli 19. Charles Morley ,
the living member of the trio of con
victs captured after a four-day hunt
yesterday and who killed three men
to escape from prison , will probably
be given his preliminary hearing the
latter of the week. The charge which
will bo filed against him will be that
of "conspiracy with intent to commit
murder. "
" \Ve have filed an Information
against Morley , Dowd and Gray ,
charging murder in the first degree , "
said County Attorney Harger this
morning , "but we will bo unable to
rely on that as we have no proof as
to which convict fired the fatal shots.
The charge of conspiracy with Intent
to commit murder covers the same of
fense and meets witli the same pen-
ally as the first degree charge , but
the elements are different.
Morley's trial will probably occui
second on the criminal docket in tiie
April term of court , about April 20
The trial of Albert Prince for the min
der of Deputy Warden Davis on Fob
11 occurs April 2. ' ! , the first day o
that term. The authorities assert thai
botii men , if convicted , will probablj
hang together.
Morley is at present in a solitary *
cell at the penitentiary next to thai
occupied by Prince. He was very tire (
last night , although willing to tall
about the break for liberty. His enl :
regret is for the deatli of Roy Blunt '
the young farmer who was killed.
Morley Tells of Experiences.
Morley told the story of the escape
the pursuit and tile battle. lie sail
the volley from the posse in the figh
near Gretna first killed young Blunt :
tne convicts' hostage , who was driv
ing them across country. Convict Tay
lor was the next man hit and lie diei
within a minute without saying i
"Dowd , " said Morley , "shot himsel
in the head when he saw escape wai
Impossible. He attempted to do thi !
earlier in the game , but I knocked hi !
hand away and told him that we migh
as well fight it out. I fired six more
shots with a revolver and then jump '
ed out of the wagon and raised in :
hands above my head and ran towan
the posse. Deputy Sheriff Eckenber > ; *
caught me by the collar and he am
Sheriff Ilyers saved my life. Thi
bunch who were in the lead in tin
buggy wanted to shoot me after I ha <
given up. But the two men would no
let them. "
" \Ve spent Sunday night on the wa ;
from Prairie Home , " said Morley Ji
recounting the experiences leading ute
to the battle.
Tie Farmer and Wife ; Cut Phone.
"We stopped at a farmer's namei
Elmer Hall and there we ate. W
left them tied up and cut their tele
phone wires. Near there we stole
handcar. We thought we were sur
to get away and we were headed fo
the rock quarries at Louisville , bu
changed our route.
"Wo kept on north until we reache
Ulunt's , about four miles north of th
track. There we ate again and tall
ed with the Blunt boys , Roy and Lloy
and made them give us a team. W
knew that the posse was then o >
behind us so we took Roy Blunt a
a hostage and left a note to the poss
telling them of this.
"From then on north for ten mile >
we kept out of sight of the possi
though we constantly met posses <
farmers. These .however , were am
ed with shotguns and whenever the >
saw us they turned and drove th
other way. About fourteen mile
north of the tracks the lead buggy (
the sheriff's posse , which was stmn
out back of us for two miles , can
within sliootng | distance of us.
v "We fired first.but they prompt ! |
returned the fin > and I lie hoy. Illunt ,
ami Ta > lor wore killed early In the
flKht. "
"Shorty" Gray Planned Escape.
Morley declared hat the cBcapo
from the penitentiary had not been
long planned. Ho did not luiov ? of it
until Thursday morning. The guns
were given him and Dowd , by Taylor ,
who also had the explosive.
"We had no trouble In leaving the
hops at the penitentiary , " said Mor-
. "We simply left In a bunch and
walked across the prison yard. We
entered the chapel and Taylor went
over to the deputy warden's office.
( There ho shot the deputy warden.
Deputy Warden Wagner was the gam-
'oHt man we met. Ho drew his re-
volvcr and tried to ahoot Taylor , but
was dying at the time. When wo
made our escape we were armed with
four revolvers. Taylor had a 88-Wln-
( cheater revolver. Dowd had a 38
[ Smith & Wesson and I had a 38. We
also took Pahl'a gun , hut wo did not
have very much ammunition.
Their Hands and Feet Frozen.
"After our escape from the peniten
tiary we had a terrible time in tne
blizzard. Wo were almost exhausted
when we reached the shelter. All of
us had our feet and hands frozen.
"Tlie next morning we held up a
milk wagon boy and after securing
breakfast at his home , forced him
, to haul UB to the city. After he lot
us out In Lincoln we struck for some
railroad sheds and after staying there
a while wo went to Havclock. There
we spent the night in a barn and
also stayed the next day. We were
nearly found there several times
when the man came to get hay for
the animals. We were covered up
in 1he hay and once I had to draw
up my legs to keep the man from
picking them up in the armload of
feed. After staying a night and a
day in the barn in Havelock , we
struck east. We stopped at the Hall
residence near Prairie Homo and
stayed thsre part of Sunday night. "
The bodies of the two dead con
victs were brought here. Morley was
taken to the penitentiary and return
ed to a cell. The special Burlington
train bearing the sheriff and posse ,
two dead convicts and Morley ran
through Lincoln without stopping ,
direct to the penitentiary , that course
being deemed advisable for fear of a
possible demonstration against Morley -
ley from the crowd assembled at the
Lincoln depot.
An Inquest Over Blunt.
Papilllon , Neb. , March 19. Coroner
Armstrong of Sarpy county left here
today for the Blunt farm to hold an
inquest over the body of Roy Blunt ,
the young farmer who was killed dur
ing the battle between escaped convicts -
victs and officers in the northern part
of tlie county yesterday. An effort
will bo made to fix tlie responsibility
of liis death.
Mellck For Warden.
Lincoln , March 19. It is announc
ed that Gov. Aldrich will appoint
Samuel M. Melick , former chief ol
the v Lincoln police force and formei
sheriff of Lancaster county , warder
of tlie state penitentiary . He has re
sided in tlie county twenty-five years
Relatives Saw Blunt Killed.
Omaha , March 19A. Roy Blunt , the
i Innocent victim of yesterday's battle
between the three escaped convicts
, and the officers of the law near dial
t co , Neb. , was 22 years old. He was
.married . hist Christinas to Miss Car
1 melita Anderson. The affair was r
double wedding at which a brothei
* of Miss Anderson was the othei
groom. They lived on a farm twc
miles from tlie house of James Blunt
y Roy's father , where the outlaws stop
ped for food and from which plac (
they compelled Roy Blunt to drive
them in their effort to reach Albright
a suburb of Omaha.
11 In one of the POSSPS which closee
4 in upon the convicts and witnessei
> the battle or took part in it , wen
* , ' Floyd Blunt , brother of Roy , am1
James Anderson , his father-in-law
. With tears , they pleaded with the of
1 : fleers not to fire upon tlie fleeim
I bandits , as to do so would mean cer
' tain death to their relative in tin
8 , wagon. It was pointed out that th <
3 team was about spent and the mer
3 ' could soon be captured , probably with
I out a fight.
e I Finally , however , the outlaws begai
" firing at their pursuers and then the
? I battle was on.
II i Whose bullet killed the young farm
er will never be known.
d ,
e I "Shorty Gray" Dealt in Death.
e ' "It is a blessing for the entire stati
ll and a great relief to every officer it
I the state , " said Sheriff C. S. Smitl
last night , after reading of the killlnj
v of the convicts who murdered threi
II penitentiary officials at Lincoln las
1' week.
j "Every officer in the state lias beei
on a keen lookout for these murder -
d ers , " continued the sheriff , who ha !
* - in the past chased Gray all over tin
3country. . "Not only Is it a blessini i
n for tlie officers , but to tlie public a
'e large , more especially to the farmeri
r who usually suffer most from thesi
it desperadoes. The killing of Farme
Blunt is most unfortunate. "
d i Attended Madison County Fairs.
ie j Sheriff Smith has known "Shorty1
k- Gray for the past fifteen years. Hi
d know him as the pretending horsi
'e trader , when Gray used to attend thi
n Madison county fairs. Two years agi
IB Marshal Kennedy of Madison founi
necessary to drive Gray out of th
city because of 'Gray's connectloi
s with a gang of immoral men and we
e , men. Gray had charge of Severn
of houses with unsavory reputation *
n-'says the sheriff.
y | It Is the firm belief of Shorll
10 Smith that Gray was at the head c
3S'an ' organized band of bank robberf
nf' ' After the. Meadow Grove robber
ig. Sheriff Smith trailed Gray from Cro :
ie ton , Neb. , to Yankton , S. D. , but one
I In that city , Gray's trail was loBt. H
y just dropped out of eight and th
Tailors could find nothing more of
ilm. Elmer Dunning , now serving
time for postofflce robbery , says an
officer assisted In hiding Gray , and
t Is believed that Dunning was a
Member of the organl/.od gang.
Fear of Gray Makes Slavln Insane.
To Illustrate Gray's character , Slier-
if Smith points to Tom Slavln , the
jandll captured In Norfolk and who
ater told a NOWH man that It was
Gray who led in the Meadow Grove
bank robbery. Slavln IB now a raving
maniac and IB confined in a state asy
lum. The belief that Gray and hln
gang would kill him , because ho gave
officers Information which "would aid
Lhem In arresting Gray , canoed Slav-
ln'n insanity , Bays Sheriff Smith.
Slavln knew that Gray was at the
liead of an organized gang and he
ilso knew that the gang would "get
him" when ho finished his ten years
In the penitentiary for Ills part in the
Meadow Grove deal.
Gray Would Kill Anybody.
"Gray wno a desperado of the worst
type , " says the sheriff. "He would
kill anyone who came in his way
when he was committing a crime.
Slavln told mo that during the Mea
dow Grove job , Gray had ordered eacli
man on guard to shoot and kill any
one who did not halt at the first com
mand. "
Fire Sweeps Through Hotel.
The South Norfolk firemen , led by
Firemen Schaeffer and Taylor , were
on the ground immediately after the
alarm was turned in. The city de
partment was out very promptly. At
the corner of Norfolk avenue and
Fourth street the heavy hose wagon
was stuck in tlie snow and an addi
tional team was put into service.
Fireman William McCijne drove tlie
wagon for regular Driver Tnielock ,
who is ill. H took the city firemen
an hour to make the trip because of
the snow.
Chief Green and Assistant 11. W.
Winter attacked tlie second story of
the building while the South Norfolk
firemen took charge of the basement.
A frozen fire hydrant caused some
delay and for a time it was believed
that the Koerber barber shop and
other buildings were in danger.
Wliile tiie fire originated in tlie
basement kitchen , a hole was cut
from the top story through to the
basement and a hose was inserted tc
check the flames which were begin
ning to make great headway on the
first and second floors. The firemen
assisted in carrying out tlie furniture
which was damaged mostly by watei
and smoke. Many of tlie foremen
were kept on duty at tlie hotel for al
least three hours after the fire had
been extinguished. Many of then :
suffered from tlie water which soaked
through their clothing.
At 10 o'clock , Mr. and Mrs. Harrj
W. Hershberger , owners of the hotel
were on the second floor making in
the beds. Mr. Herschberger noticei
and smoke. Many of the firemer
He was unable to say how the fin
t j started.
H Mr. Horschberger took possessior
" , of the Garni hotel , also known as UK
Clifton house and the Cottage Inn , 01
.January . 1 last , having purchased I
from M. O. Wolcott , formerly man
j ager of the Northwestern eatiiu
house and now located at Akron , Cole
, The hotel has twenty-two rooms. Th <
J building was remodeled in 1910 ant
made modern. A number of railroat
employes , rooming at the hotel , an
\ now looking for other quarters. Tin
building was worth about $5,000 am
\ - was insured for $3,000.
I The firemen are receiving mucl
credit for saving the building fron
being completely destroyed. Durini
1 the entire fight with the fire , enl ;
once did the firemen see a smal
J blaze , their fight being mostly agains
' the dense smoke which filled the build
' ing , handicapping them on all sides ,
I The streets in the immediate vlclii
j ity of the fire are inundated witl
x several feet of water and meltini
J snow. This hindered the work of tin
firemen and because they were fore
[ ed to wade through this water , thi
, work was most disagreeable.
The Bryan Birthday Dinner.
" Lincoln , March 20. Representativ
democrats of the state and natioi
who declare allegiance to tlie progres
sive wing of the party conferred ii
Lincoln on questions of party polic ;
and last night paid their tribute t
i William J. Bryan at a banquet givei
. I in his honor on the occasion of hi
| fifty-second birthday ,
j With all the significance of wha
I promises to be a strenuous preside ) :
Q tial campaign bearing on them am
i , with members of the party over th
, country waiting to hear an expres
5' ' slon from Mr. Bryan on the questio :
B of presidential preference , the fum
t tion took on more than the usual sif
j nificance. The set speeches of th
i. evening , delivered in turn by forme
. Senator Pettigrew of South Dakott
s Senator Gore of Oklahoma , George
o Fred Williams of Massachusetts
; Frederick Townsend Martin of Net \
t j York , Congressman Henry of Texai
B Senator James of Kentucky and Mi
e Bryan , avoided as a rule the persona
r , preferences of the speakers but ou' '
side the banquet hall. the speaker
wero'less reserved.
George Fred Williams was outspok
en In his opposition to Gov. Woodro\
Wilson , together with former Senate
Pettigrew , Just as Senator Gore was
hearty champion of the New Jerae ;
governor , along With CongreBsmei
James and Henry.
While the sentiment of the epeal
era was along strictly progresslv
lines , at times radical , In harmony wit
the advanced Ideas of Mr. Bryan , th
rank and file of the diners comprise
a mixed crowd.many adherents of Goi
Harmon and Congressman Underwoo
being in attendance.
Following the dinner , letters of r <
gret were read from Senator O'Goi
man of Now York ; Congressman Mi
gulro of Nebraska ; Senator Nowland
o'of Nevada ; Gov. Burke o"f North Di
ota , Mayor Ga.uior of Now York
Ity ; Senator Martin of Now Jersey ,
ml others ,
Mayor Gaynor , In his letter , mild :
"I very much regret that I have
ther engagements which prevent me
oni accepting the Invitation to Mr.
ryan'H birthday dinner by the Lin-
oln club. I should bo most glad to
onor Mr. Bryan for all the good he
as done his country. Ho has lllus-
'itU-d ' anew and HO as to make every-
no Bee , that it is not those who hold
fflco that do the most for their conn-
y and their follow men.
"Even the presidential office would
ot add to Mr. Bryan and he Is also
ho greatest teacher the country has. "
The dinner was held at the Lincoln
iiidltorlum and began shortly after
Mr. Bryan was the last speaker and
Is remarks were brief and along
enoral lines. He disappointed tlie
rowd when he fallod to announce- his
ersonal preference for president but
van given applause when ho declared
f all the men mentioned for the of-
Ice , none would suit him better than
senator-elect Olllo James. He brought
laugh when , referring to President
'aft and Col , Roosevelt , he Bald head
ad never expected to see the day
when the principal and his counsel
ppenrcd as opposition litigants In a
onrt , nor when two such eminent
lolitlcal opponents were working for
ho common democratic good.
Ex-Convict Is Arrested.
Omaha , Marcli 20. H. D. Reed , ex-
onvlct , released from the state pcnl-
cntlary Marcli 1 , was arrested last
Ight by Detectives Donohoo , Hart-
Icld and McDonald upon the suspl-
ion that ho knows something of the
muggling of arms and explosives in-
o the penitentiary. Ho is being held
ending investigation and will be
uestioned again today in an effort
o make him divulge his supposed
-tnowledge. -
Reed would not talk when arrested
ml ho sullenly protested that ho was
he victim of police persecution bo-
: ause he is an ex-convict. He was ar-
csted here last year by Detectives
Junn and Fleming for breaking into
freight car at Papillion and ho was
entenced for one year.
Reed , it is said , was "chummy" with
Jray for weeks before he was dis-
barged Tills and the fact that he
was in Lincoln the week of the mutiny
s believed to bo sufficient grounds
for his arrest until an investigation
can be made. Tlie police believe that
ie is guilty and every attempt will
ie made to get the facts concerning
its Lincoln visit.
It is also believed that Reed plan-
led to have the three convicts come
to Omaha upon their escape and hide
them hero until tlie excitement blew
over. This belief is based upon the
fact that all of the progress of tlie
nutineers was towards Omaha.
Barring the presence of the militia
men , everything at the penitentiary is
now going along as if nothing unusual
had happened. The convicts were all
at work at their usual tasks yester
day and other prison routine has been
taken up.
Another Great Blanket of Snow.
Tlie weather bureau forecasts fur
ther heavy snow , falling temperature
and high northerly winds.
Tiie most severe of a series of rec
ord breaking snow storms swooped
down unexpectedly upon northern Ne
braska and southern South Dakota
during tiie night. At 9 o'clock ten
inches had fallen in Norfolk and this
heavy blanket extended north to the
Rosebud country and west to the
edge of Nebraska. It became llghtei
toward Omaha , there being but three
inches at that hour in Omaha.
People coming down town during
the morning had to wade through an
unbroken ocean of snow knee deep ,
There were no gaps , no bare spots to
afford relief In the exhausting effort
to get through.
A north wind was blowing and this
filled railroad cuts to the utmost ,
Train service in all directions was
paralyzed and in many instances
trains were totally abandoned.
Within ten hours tlie railroads had
changed from fighting washouts tc
bucking snowdrifts. Tlie snow came
without warning , "threatening" belnp
tlie nearest tlie weather bureau gel
to it.
Dr. Frlnk Out of the Field.
Dr. F. L. Frlnk of Newman Grove
who had decided to enter the race for
the republican congressional nomina
tion in the Third district of Nebraska
changed his mind at tlie last moment
and withdrew from the contest. Tlie
ruling of the secretary of state against
using.the title of "Dr. " on the primary
ballot caused Dr. Frink to quit the
In a telegram to The News , Dr
Frink says :
"When I made my filing at Madison
I was particular that my receipl
should read 'Dr. F. L. Frink,1 and 1
had an idea that such a thing would
be right and perfectly proper , but upon
reaching Lincoln I learned that tlu
secretary of state lias made a ruliup
that no titles would be allowed on the
ballots. I therefore decided to kcei
out of the race if I was to bo depriv
ed of my identity. "
Dr. Frink wishes to thank thi
friends who had offered their co-op
Lincoln , March 20. The time llml
for the filing of candidates' namei
to go on the primary ballot expire *
last night.
For president three names are filet
on the republican ticket Taft , Uooae
veil and LaFollette ; and three on tin
democratic ticket Wilson , Clark am
Harmon. Four names have been en
rolled for vice president , Albert J
Beveridgo , of Indiana ; John O. Yel
ser , of Nebraska ; Gov. Hartley , o
Missouri , and Gov. Stubbs , of Kansas
Two Delegate Tickets.
Thirty-two republicans have filed a
candidates for delegates to the nation
al convention sixteen on the Taft
ticket and sixteen on the Koosovolt-
LaFollotto ticket , milking the contest
a squarely fought ono. Seventeen
democrats have filed for the sixteen
delegate positions , the extra filing beIng -
Ing for delegate at large , In which W.
J. Bryan , Senator Hitchcock , Fred
Volpp of Scrlbner , Tom W. Smith of
York and George * L. Loomls of Fre
mont are tlie entries.
For national commltteoman , Victor
Rosewater and R. B. Unwell , both of
Omaha , are to contest for ( lie repub
lican honor , and Dr. P. L. Hall of
Lincoln and Charles Fanning of Om
aha on the democratic Hide * .
For United States senator , the contest -
test Is directly between Brown and
Norrls on tlie republican side , while
three democrats former Gov. Shal-
lenberger , W. H. Thompson of Grand
Island , and Willis E. Heed , of Madi
son desire the nomination.
Congressional Lineup.
Congressman Magulro ( dom. ) In
the First , CongreBsman Stephens
( dem. ) in the Third , Congressman
Sloan ( rep. ) In tlie Fourth and Con
gressman Klnkaid ( rep. ) In the Sixth
have no opposition within their par
ties for renomlnatlon. For the repub
lican nomination1" ! ) ! the First district
Paul F. Clark and W. A. Solleok , both
of Lincoln , are entered. In the Second
end , Congressman Lobeck has a dem
ocratic opponent in tlie person of W.
F. Stoeckoi , while the republican nom
ination is being fought for by H. H.
Baldridge , Ben S. Baker and T. W.
Blackburn. In the Third J. C. Cook
of Fremont is tlie only republican en
try. In the Fourth C. M. Sklles of
ivid City is the only democratic eu
try. In the Fifth State Auditor Bar
ton anil W. A. Prince , both of Grand
Island , desire the republican nomina
tion , while R. D. Sutherland is the
only democratic entry. In the Sixth
J. A. Donahoo of O'Neill and W. J.
Taylor of Merna are democratic can
The gubernatorial fight contains
five entries , aside from the minor par
ties. Gov. Aldrich has an opponent
in Jesse Newton , a Wymoro merchant ,
while H. L. Metcalfe , of Lincoln. John
H. Moorehead , of Falls City , and C.
W. Pool , of Tecumseh are democratic
contestants. The Morehead men de
clare Pool wil bo out of tlie race by
withdrawal before tomorrow night.
Democratic Entries.
For other positions on the tickets
tlie democratic entries are : Lieuten
ant governor , Herman Diers , Gresham -
ham ; secretary of state , A. T. Gate-
wood , McCook , and J. W. Kelley , Bea
ver City ; auditor , II. C. Richmond ,
Omaha ; treasurer , Floyd Seybolt , Ge
neva and George E. Hall , Franklin ;
superintendent , John Speedle , Benson ,
E. f. Monroe , Shelton and R. V. Clark ,
Harvard ; attorney general , A. M. Morrissey -
rissey , Lincoln and M. W. Terry ,
Beatrice ; land commissioner , W. B.
Eastliam , Broken Bow ; railway com
missioner , C. E. Harman , Holdrege ;
E. C. Simmons , Lincoln ; W. G. Stamm
Lincoln ; Sam Hinkle , Ilavelock , and
B. M. Simms , Hastings.
Republican entries for state offices
are : Lieutenant governor , S. R. Me-
Kelvie , Lincoln , M. L. Fries , Arcadia ,
and L. A. Varner , Sterling ; secretary
of state , Addison Wait , Syracuse ; aud
itor , H. A. Webbert , Kearney , W. B ,
Howard , Omaha ; I. D. Evans , Kene-
saw , and W. J. Blair , Linwood ; treas
urer , W. A. George , Broken Bow , and
F. C. Ilamer , Omaha ; superintendent ,
J. E , Delzell , University Place and G.
W. Whitehorn , Spencer ; attorney gen
eral , Grant Martin , Fremont , republi
can ; land commissioner , C. C. Bos-
law , York ] S. C. Bassett , Gibbon ;
Fred Beckmann , Lincoln , W. S. Walte ,
Loup City , Henry Howard , Elk Creek ,
and W. L. Minor , Merrill ; railway
commissioner , II. G. Taylor , Central
City , M. T. Harrison , Dunbnr and Wil
liam Colton , York.
Candidates In Madison County.
Madison , Neb. , March 20. Special
to The News : Filings of candidates
closed last night. The following per
sons have filed :
For Representative Twenty-fourth
District George N. Heels , Norfolk ,
republican ; H. Warner , Warnerville ,
republican ; II. C. Ilaskins , Madison ,
Float Representative for District
Twenty-six Lew J. Young , Newman
Grove , democrat.
For state senator for this senatorial
district consisting of Madison , Stanton -
ton and Colfax counties Felix J. Hale
of Norfolk , democrat.
For Commissioner of Second Dis
trict Fred J. Terry , Warnerville , re
publican ; G. W. Evans , Norfolk , re ub-
llcan ; Obed Raasch , Norfolk , republi
can ; Fred Lau , Norfolk , democrat ;
Herman Buettow , Norfolk , democrat.
For County Attorney II. Haider-
son , Newman Grove , republican ; Art
J. Koenigstein , Norfolk , democrat.
For Assessor Mark Richardson ,
Madison , republican ; M. G. Doehring ,
Battle Creek , democrat.
For Surveyor to fill vacancy C.
S. Hnntley , Norfolk , republican.
Willing to Give Her His Reward.
Omaha , March 20. Chief of Police
John E. Briggs of Soutli Omaha , wht
took a leading part in the battle neai
Chalco , Neb. , last Monday which re
suited in the death of two escapee
convicts , the capture of the third ane
the killing of Roy Blunt , the jounj
farmer who had been forced to drlv <
for the outlaws , wired today fron
Chicago offering to turn over hli
share of tlie reward to Mrs. Blunt
the widow of the Innocent victim o
the affair.
Briggs Is attending a bowling tour
nament at Chicago.
Saloon Issue at Oakdale.
Oakdale , Neb. , March 18. Spccla
to The News : At n Joint caucus Sat
unlay evening ? the members of tin
citizen's party and of the munlclpa
reform party nominated the followini
men to fill the vacancy on the towi
hoard : G. E. Poets , Homer C. Me
Donald and 11. 1. IngnlHbco. Those
men pinked thcinsolvos to ho gov
erned by the decision of the voters
at the spring election , In regard to
granting a saloon license for the
coming year.
Commission Plan Beaten.
Grand Island , Nob. , March ! ! ( ) . The
proposition to adopt the commission
form of government In thin city wan
badly defeated yesterday , the oppo l-
tlon led and conducted by Councilman
Hyde effectively using the argument
that It would moan a curtailment of ,
or at ItMiBt endanger , personal liberty
and that ulterior motives , with refer
ence to real estate movements prompt
ed UHI submission. The promotion of
the plan was largely in the hands' of
a committee of the Commercial club.
The total WHH 325 for and 7-15
against ,
Given Farewell at Butte.
Bntte , Nob. . March 19. Special to
The News : The members of MasonIc -
Ic Order No. 2113 and Bernlco Chap
ter O. E. S. No. 120 tendered a fnre-
well reception to Mr. and Mrs. E. (5.
Van Every at tholr lodge rooms , Wed
nesday evening. A banqunt wan
spread for over forty people * . The
> vonlng was spent In feasting , speech
making and a general social time , R.
V. Wilson acting as toastmaster. The
ladles of the O. E. S. presented Mrs.
Van Every with a Houvenir spoon of
Itutlo as a small token of the ser
vices filio has rendered that Chapter.
Mr. and Mrs. Van Every and Grand
ma Van Every loft Thursday morn
ing * for Norfolk whore they expect to
make their future homo. The best
wishes of a host of friends go with
Buy Stunrt Church.
Newport , Nob. , March til. Special
to The News : The biminosM men of
Newport hnvn purchased the old
Catholic church at Stuart and will
have it moved hero as soon as possi
Germany Will Not Act.
Berlin , Marcli 20. The German for
eign office lias decided that there is
no ground for Gorman action In Mexico
ice , which has lie-on demanded by
certain newspapers in consequence of
a report cabled from Now York on
March 18 that some followers of the
insurgent leader , Emiliano Zapata.
had murdered a Mormon woman. An
investigation by the German authori
ties lias proved the report was false.
Big Fire in Sioux City.
Sioux City , la. , March 20. Like so
much tinder , the stock and building
occupied by tlie Lindtiolm Furniture
company at the southwest corner of
Fifth and Douglas streets was totally
destroyed by 'fire ' last evening. Only
lie heroic and efficient work of the
fire department saved the other build
ing in tlie quarter block The Jour
nal office and tlie building occupied
by the W. C. Davenport company ,
cleaners and renovators of clothes
and the Lorcli block , across the alloy
to the west of the doomed structure.
Flood at Sheridan , Wyom.
Sheridan , Wyom. , Marcli 20.sii'l ' -
den thaw in eastern Wyoming along
, tlie watershed of the Chevenne river
I caused that stream to flood its banks.
Ice gorges rapidly formed , tearing
away nuuinients protecting tlie Bur
lington railroad ncrr Edgemont sta
tion for several hundred feet making
it Imperative to riprap track before
1 traffic couJd be resinned. A portion
1 of thn country is submerged witli wot-
i er four feet. Residents bad been
I warned and escaped to safe ground.
' i Taxicab Chauffeur Sentenced.
' '
'i New York , March 20.- Gene Mon-
tani , the chauffeur who drove the
' taxicab in which two hank messen
gers were beaten and robbed of $20-
000 in cash , and who was recently
found guilty of highway robbery , was
sentenced today from ten years to
eighteen years and two months in the
state prison.
Mr. Sailof Meadow Grove was
hero transacting business.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Lemont , and
T. O. Hight have gone to Kissimi ,
Fla. , for a few weeks.
Order of Hearing on Original Probate
of Will.
In the County Court of Madison
County , Nebraska. The State of Ne
braska. Madison County :
To all persons Interested in the estate -
tate of Christoph Goiter , deceased :
Whereas , there is on tile in tlie coun
ty court of said Madison County , an
instrument purporting to lie the last
will and testament of Christoph Got-
ter. late of said Madison County , de
ceased , and Margarotlia Getter has
filed her petition herein praying to
have said instrument admitted to pro
bate , and for the Issuing of letters
testamentary , which will relates to
both real and personal estates :
I have therefore appointed Monday ,
1'ith day of April , 1912 , at one
ock In the atternoon , at the county
court room in Madison , in said coun
ty , as the time and place for hearing
and proving said will , at which time
and place you and all concerned may
appear and contest the probate and
allowing of the same.
It IH further ordered that said peti
tioner give notice to all persons Inter
ested In said estate of the pendency
of the said petition , and the time and
place set for the hearing of the same ,
by causing a copy of this order to bo
published in the Norfolk Weekly
News-Journal , a newspaper printed ,
published and circulating In said coun
ty , for three weeks successively pre
vious to the day set for the hearing.
In wltnesB whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal this 21st
day of March , 1912.
M. S. McDiiffee ,
( Seal ) . County Judge ,