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Tin ? circulation for November wan
1077 , showing tin Inn-cane of ; i80 ovur
the circulation for October. Tlio av
erage dally circulation WIIH 4:1. : Tlio
largest circulation for ono day was
85 , The number of books borrowed
by grown people WIIH aluiOHt twice1 thu
number borrowed by clilldrun. Thu
initiibor of "new" regular readers
steadily Increases. There are 11 num
ber of country people who are regular
readers. Country readers pay $1 a
year for a card. Wu also IHHIIO cardH
for six niotitliH , three nioiillm or 0110
Quito a number of people are tak
ing advantage of ( lie evening bourn to
road tlio porlodlcalH ( lint arc always
to lie found on tlio reading tablo. Ev
ery ono IH welcome to the IIHC of tlio
rending room and tlio bookn.
Thu library now IUIH four dally pa-
pom : tbo Ouiabit Dally lice , Morning
World Ilorald , Chicago Dally Tribune ,
and The Norfolk Dally Mows.
Tlio library IUIH tlio following books
on electricity : "How Two Hays Made
Tholr Own Electrical Apparatim , " by
Thomas St. John ; "Experimental Eloe-
trlclty. " by Edward Trevert ; 'Elec
tricity for Tvorybody. " by IMillIp At
kinson ; "The. A-B-C of Electricity. " by
Mendoworoft , and "Electricity of Today -
day ; Its Work and Its Mysteries , " by
ClUlS. II. OibHOII.
Probably tinmoHt popular of tlio
recent books of fiction IH "The Win
ning of Barbara Worth , " by Harold
Hull Wright. It IUIH never reiualned
Dii tlio HholvoH over night Hinco It wa.s
placed In circulation. Many consider
It Mr. Wrights' bust book. Certainly
It IH the most pretentious as far as
tlio theme Is concerned.
Another book that Is "out" all the
tlnio Is "The Rosary , " by Florence
LITTLETON'S SPEECH SHARP.
Martin , In Turn , Asks that the New
Yorker Be Impeached.
Washington , Dec , ! . A scathing de
nunciation of the so-called American
Anti-Trust leafiue by Representative
Littleton of Now York , a democrat ,
was followed this afternoon by the
presentation of a resolution by repub
lican Loader Mann to appoint a coin-
in lit ee of seven members to Invest- !
gate the attack on Mr. Littleton. Mr.
Mann's resolution referred to the re-
.spect In which Mr. Littleton was held
sis a representative.
The resolution was referred to the
A sensational development was a
petition by Hondy H. Martin of the
Anti-Trust league , for Mr. Littleton's
impeachment. The demand was in
the form of a memorial and was ac
companied by a resolution. They were
presented at the speaker's office by
'Mr. Martin and'ti committee while Mr.
Littleton was on the floor of the
house making an impassioned speech ,
denouncing Martin and "Ills antitrust
Representative Gardner of Massa
chusetts ( republican ) , a member of
the stool trust Investigating commit
tee , Interrupted Mr. Littleton to in
dorse the hitter's statements. "Every
word that the gentleman from New
York has said as to his attitude on the
investigation committee is absolutely
true , " said Mr. Gardner , amid the ap
plause of the house.
Washington , Dec. 4. Both houses o
the Sixty-second congress convened at
noon today. Practically every mem
ber of each house was In his seat. The
galleries were crowded and hundreds
of persons were unable to gain admis
The expected speech of Representa
tive Littleton of New York regarding
the steel trust was the sensational In
cident featuring the opening day.
Stephens Sworn In.
The house will continue as usual at
noon. New members sworn In were
Browning of New Jersey , Alney of
"Pennsylvania , Stephens of Nebraska ,
Taggart of Kansas and McKellar of
President Taft's message to congress -
gress will bo sent In Tuesday.
BOAT EXPLOSION KILLS FOUR.
'Cause ' of Disaster Is a Mystery Five
Pittsburg , Pa. , Dec. 4. Cnnt. K. A.
Swanor and. four members of the tow
boat Diamond were killed in the ex
plosion of the boat's boiler while she
was lying in the Ohio river off Avalon ,
six miles south. Five others were In
jured , two fatally.
The boat retloated and now lies at
the bottom of the Ohio , a part of the
after-deck exposed. The cause of the
explosion has not been learned.
Would Abrogate Treaty.
Baltimore , Md. , Dec. ! . United
States Senator , Ralnyer announced his
intention of supporting the senate
resolution calling for the abrogation
of the treaty of 1832 between the
United States and Russia.
GOMPERS AGAINST IT.
'Refuses Sanction to Movement for Max
imum Punishment of McNamara.
'New York , Dec 4. "I am not a
hound ; I am not a hound ; I don't
seek human life In punishment for
This was the angry exclamation of
Samuel Gompcrs on his return from
'Troy when shown a dispatch from
Spokane saying the Central Labor
council of that city Is planning a
countrywide movement to obtbain the
maximum punishment for the Los
"I do not believe In capital punish
ment under any circumstances , " he
continued. "I do not believe the state
lhas a right to tnfce human life. This
m a very nnwlHo movement. 1 am
HKiiliiHi It , It IH like thu populace In
tin- Roman arena demanding with Its
IhumbH down that the victorious glad
iator plunge tlio knife Into his victim. "
"You must linve called me lute I bin
morning , Kyi vena. It was it ! o'clock
when 1 reached the olllce. And I hud
mi important appointment for 10
o'clock , too. "
"Why , 1 called you at 7:30 : , John. "
"Was the clock right ? "
"Yes ; 1 net It last night when yon
came home. You remember I called
downstairs when you ciune In and
asked yon what tlmu It was. And
you Hald 10 : : ! ( ) . The clock In my room
wild 1ir 1 : > , so I turned It buck to agree
with your watch , and. of course , 1
called you by the correct time this
morning. " Buffalo Express.
Prairie Chickens ,
The prairie clilekrn was once so
abundant that In Kentucky , where the
slave owners fed It to the negroes ,
they tired of It anil begged their mau
lers not to make them eat It. It was
commonly known as "nigger bird. " To
llnd the prnlrlu chicken now one must
tramp the Isolated regions of the west
Even In Indian territory a hunter Is
considered lucky If ho even gets n
shot at one. I have heard the old set
tiers Hiiy that the prairie chicken was
once more abundant than the English
sparrow Is now. Popular Science
DO NOT BE A LEANER.
Learn to Do Self Reliant and Strong
Power Is the goal of every worthy
ambition , and only weakness conies
from Imitation or dependence on
others , onys Orison Swett Mardcn In
Success Magazine. Power is self de
veloped , self generated. Wo cannot
Increase the strength of our muscles
by sitting In a gymnasium and letting
another exercise for us.
Nothing else so destroys the power
to stand alone as the habit of leaning
upon others. If you lean you will
never be strong or original. Stand
alone or bury your ambition to bo
somebody In the world.
The mnn who tries to give nis chil
dren a stnrt In the world so thnt they
will not have so bard a time as ho
had Is unknowingly bringing disaster
upon them. What ho calls giving them
a start will probably give them a set
back In tlio world. Young people need
all the motive power they can get.
They are naturally Icaners , Imitators ,
copiers , and It Is easy for them to de
velop Into echoes or imitations. They
will not walk alone while you furnish
crutches ; they will loan upon you Just
hH long as you will let them.
One of the greatest delusions that a
human being could ever have Is that
ho Is permanently benefited by con
tinued assistance from others.
Napoleon at Waterloo.
The question , "Was Napoleon him
self at the battle of Waterloo ? " docs
net admit of a Hat answer. lie was
not himself physically. The dread dis
ease of which six years later he died
was at work upon him , and the phys
ical decay , while It in no way affected
his mind , told heavily upon his will.
It was , for Instance , observed that
during his last campaign he was of
ten found to be in a sleepy mood , that
ho talked Instead of acting , that ho
frequently asked for the opinions of
others , a thing that he hud rarely been
known to do before , and that he seem
ed quite often to waver in his resolu
tion , whereas he had always been not
ed for the rapidity of his decisions.
Mentally It was the same old Napoleon
leon , but the great Intellect was sorely
handicapped by the stomach trouble
that was so soon to kill him. Now
A Dollar a Week Put Into the Bank Is
a Good Investment.
"It Is mighty hard , " said an unfortu
nate worklngman some time ago to the ,
writer , "to save up a thousand dollars
by laying aside a dollar or two a week
and then to take It out of the savings
bank and lose It to a get rich quick
swindler , as 1 have just done. " The
poor fellow could work and save , but
lie had not had even a kindergarten
education In finance , else his story
would have been different. He had
never given a thought to interest and
KO was absolutely Ignorant of growth
through compound Interest and , of
course , had never heard of that won
derful process of accumulation known
as "progressive compound interest. "
One dollar deposited in a savings
bank that pays 4 per cent will amount
to $2.19 In twenty years. This is sim
ple compound Interest. Now , if you
deposit $1 every year for twenty years ,
or $20 In all , the sum to your credit
will have grown to $30.07.
Any wage earner can put by $1 a
week. That money deposited In a pav
ings bank for twenty years will have
Increased to $1,012. A deposit of $5 a
week will have grown to $8,000 , and
this at 4 per cent will bo $320 a year.
There is no secret , no mystery , about
this. It is as clear as the cloudless
film , and the method Is just as clean
and honest" Christian Herald.
CALLS KIPLING A FAKER.
Hero of "Rhyme of Three Sealers" Say *
He Got Facts Mixed.
Captain u. Knox , one of the heroes
of Rudyard Kipling's "Rhymo of the
Three Sealers. " who Is in the Chinese
customs service as harbor master at
Tonku , says of Kipling :
"He Is not much of a poet. Flo got
the named all wrong , and he put In a
lot of things that never happened. I
don't know where ho got his Informa
tion , but he certainly got bli facts
FOUND SHE WAS A
Woman on Deathbed Threw Light on a
Mystery of the Early Seventies.
Carrying since his death In 1882 a
secret that touched on the life of her
husband , Mrs. Mary Clancy , who has
just died at the home of her nephew ,
George Ilasklns , at llolton , Mich. , on
her deathbed divulged a story that
back In the seventies puzzled the gov
ernment secret service otllclals.
According to her Htory , she was mar
ried In 18158 In London to Robert Dale
Clancy , a young engraver. Two years
after their marriage they went to New
York city , where Cluncy found em
ployment In a large engraving estab
lishment. He titled up rooms In thu
basement of their home and .spent
much of his spare time there. He
told his wife he was making experi
ments that would result In great
wealth for them both , and she never
was allowed to enter the basement ex
cept with her husband. He had fre
quent visitors-men who came late
and departed before daylight the next
One night he came home very much
excited and Informed Ills wife that
they were to move that night. lie
was Joined by three men , who assist
ed In the packing of their household
goods , and before day dawned large
vans came and took away the goods.
Clancy and his wife toi l the train
for Philadelphia. Her husband never
left the new home till after dark and
seldom left nt all. Some men visitors
came to see him , and they spent their
time In rooms Clancy had tlttcd up In
the rear of their residence. He al
ways seemed to have plenty of money
and never stinted her In any way.
In 18S2 Clancy was taken 111 with
pneumonia and , realizing that he was
going to die , gave his wife instructions
about the workshop. Ho told her
where to llnd a large sum of good
money , and never to her knowledge
did she handle any money that was
not genuine. He told her always to
keep the little chest in the workshop
and never allow any one to know
what was In it.
After his death , April i > . Mrs. Clancy
was visited by a number of well dress
ed men who offered various pretexts
and threats In order to obtain posses
slon of the chest. She refused to give
it up , and it has been with her all
When opened after her death It was
found to contain four plates from
which to print money , many choice
engraver's tools and paper like that
on which money Is printed.
One set of plates was for $10 sliver
certificates and the other sot for fives.
Mr. Ilasklns took the contents of
the chest to Washington , where he
turned them over to the government
authorities with a full explanation.
Ancient Stone Workers.
Egyptian stone workers -1,000 years'
ago had a surprising knowledge of
what are considered modern tools.
Those pyramid builders operated with
solid and tubular drills and straight
and circular saws. In handling the
tubular drills , which were of superior
quality , the skill of the artisan was
so remarkable that the cutting marks
In granite show no indication of wear
of the tool , while a cut of a tenth of
an inch was made in the hardest rock
at each revolution. A hole through
Loth hard and soft material was bored
perfectly smooth and uniform.
"I should like to open an account nt
this bank , if yon please. "
"We shall be glad to accommodate
you , madam. What amount do you
wish to deposit ? "
"Oh , but I mean a charge account ,
such as I have at the big dry goods
stores. " Chicago Tribune.
"Now they claim that the human
body contains sulphur. "
"In what amount ? "
"Oh , In varying quantities. "
"Well , that may account for some
girls making better matches than oth
er * . " London Opinion.
The necessity of circumstances proves
friends and detects enemies. Epic-
THRIVED ON MISFORTUNE.
A German Peddler Who Insulted the
Kaiser and Got Rich.
A Gorman hawker , Hans Bauer-
mcistcr , retired from business , having
amassed a little fortune. According tea
a Paris contemporary , misfortune was
the foundation of his success. The
hawker's specialty was the sale of portraits
traits of the Imperial family.
Ills mode of haranguing his audience
was something like this : "Buy a portrait
trait of William I. , whose motto was ,
'I have no time to be wearied. ' "
"Who'll buy this Frederick II. , whose
prayer was , 'Teach me to suffer with
out complaining ? ' " "Do not fall to
complete your collection and buy this
portrait of our great emperor , William
II. , whoso r.ivorlte phrase Is , 'Augusta ,
you pack your trunks. " "
This hist always brought down thu
audience , and In time the police , In
another sense. Bauormelster was sen
tenced to sixty days for lese majesty.
He did his time and on release re
started bis business. He sold his portraits
traits with the old formula until he
came to that of the kaiser , and then
he said , "I have learned to my cost
that It Is not lawful to repeat what
he says so often. " The people were
Just as well pleased , and the portraits
APPEAL TO AMERICA.
Persian Council Telegraphs to Sister
Parliaments of the World ,
Teheran , Persia , Dec. 4. The na-
[ tiinial council IUIH tclcKraphcd an up-
'peal ' for aid to the American congress
and to the sister parliaments of the
The assemblies at Ispahan , Tambrl/
and Keitnan and other cities have tel
egraphed to Mr. Sinister , lauding his
services and affirming their confi
dence In him.
SHONKA IN HIS LIST.
Chicago , Dec. ! . W. H. Eckorsll.
former star of the University of Chicago
cage football team made public the
following selection of an all western
football team :
Hoeffel , Wisconsin , left end ; Conk-
lln ( captain ) , Michigan , left tackle ;
Shonka , Nebraska , left guard ; Mor-
roll , Minnesota , center ; Scruby , Chicago
cage , right guard ; Radcmacher , Chicago
cage , right tackle ; Wells , Michigan ,
right end ; Moll , Wisconsin , quarter
back ; Roseuwald. Minnesota , left half
back ; Saner , Chicago , right halfback ;
Thompson , Michigan , fullback.
CHICAGO POLICE SCANDAL.
Other Arrests Are Likely to be Made
During the Day.
Chicago , Dec. ! . One witness , May
Ward , who was brought back to Chicago
cage from Pittsburg , Mich. , it was
expected would be called to testify
before the civil service commission
today before the prosecution rests Its
case against Inspector Charles C. Dor-
man and Lleuts.V. . Ambrose and
Thomas .1. Howard , charged with In-
competency , Inefficiency and neglect
of duty. Council for the policemen
would not say whether their clients
would be witnesses In their own behalf -
half but It was the general Impression
that at least one of them would tes
It was taken as practically certain
that charges similar to those already
Hied against the defendants and Inspector
specter John L. Revere , Capt. Ber
nard Haer and Lieut. John Hartley
would be made today against still an
other inspector , a captain and three
GUILTY OF ASSAULT.
Fremont , eb. . Dec. 4. After five
hours deliberation the jury hearing the
case of Fred .Mathlessen , charged with
shooting Herman \Vasiner with Intent
to kill , brought In a verdict of a
\Vasmer had found his wife In Math
iessen's store one day last summer
and had assaulted him. Mathlessen
went Into a rear room and seized a
revolver , returning and shooting Was
mer. The bullet struck near the
heart but glanced off and caused only
a flesh wound.
II. F. Barrnhart went to Butte.
M. C. Hazcu went to Nellgh on
Misses Erna and Rossella Filter
were here from I radar visiting theii
Hurt Mapes Is at Hot Springs , S. D , ,
Manager Johnson of the Madison
county poor farm was in the city
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Dean will leave
Norfolk soon for California , where
they will spend the winter.
The Misses Emma Staack and Clara
Schriner returned to their home at
Syracuse , Neb. , after spending Thanks
giving with Miss KHsa Filter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert King ,
Mrs. Gleason at 802 South Fourth
street is suffering from an attack of
Miss Olga Grauel has accepted a
position as stenographer in the office
of Mapes & Hazel.
The o-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Emil \Vachter was operated on
for adenoids and enlarged tonsils.
Rev. Otto-Bcrgfeeder , pastor of the
Emmanuel Lutheran church , has pub
lished a pamphlet containing three of
his addresses in the English language.
E. .1. Rix , who is spending the win
ter at Riverside , Cal. , with his daugh
ter , writes Norfolk friends that he
likes the west and is having ; a "fine
Miss Carrie Thompson lias gone
back to Newman Grove to take charge
of her school , after a few days' visit
at the home of her parents , Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Thompson.
Special Agent Peter Jolly of the
Northwestern road is back on the
" " Thanksgiving
"job" after spending
with relatives in Milwaukee. Mrs.
Jolly remained with her relathos at
Milwaukee , and may spend the win
ter in that city.
Jack and Dan Sullivan are winterIng -
Ing at the home of their relatives at
O'Neill. Jack has been In San Fran
cisco for several months and Dan
has been doing things In New York
City.The Ad Club will hold a special
meeting in the Commercial club
rooms at 8 o'clock this evening. All
members of the Ad club are urged to
bo present at this meeting , which
promises to be Interesting.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Sessions have re
ceived word that Mr. and Mrs. D. C.
O'Connor of Hartlngton , formerly of
Norfolk , will leave their home next
Wednesday for Panama , to spend the
winter. They have been urged to
come to Norfolk for a visit enroute. :
Mrs. Earl Blakeman and daughter
Margery left at noon for Los Angeles ,
Cal. , where they will spend the winter
with Mrs. Blakeman's mother. The
baby is not very strong , and the fam
ily physician advises the change. Mr.
Blakeman accompanied them to Co
lumbus and will Join them In Califor
nia later In the winter.
The condition of Ed Dlxon , who has
been quite ill in Spokane , is said to
bo materially improved. Mr. Dixon
has never fully recovered from the
effects of the Injuries which he sus
tained In an electric train wreck at
Spokane two years ago , and he re
cently went to Spokaiiu for treatment.
Ho writes now to his parents here ,
Mr. and .Mrs.V. . 1' . Dlxon , that he IB
feeling much better than he has at
any time In recent months.
THACKERAY AS A TALKER.
A Grand Oratorical Display That Did
Not Take Place ,
Thackeray was terribly self con-
ncloii.i and usually presented n very
poor appearance when ho attempted to
deliver n speech. "Why can't they get
Dickens to take the chair ? " he grum
bled when he had to preside at the
general theatrical fund. "Ho can make
a speech , and n good one. I'm of no
use. They little think how nervous 1
am , and Dickens doesn't know the
meaning of the word. "
An amusing story Is recorded of the
occasion when , with Mr. Fields , the
well known American publisher ,
Thackeray traveled to Manchester to
make a speech at the founding of the
Free Library Institution In that town.
The would be orator declared that , al
though Dickens and Bulwer Lyttoti
and Sir James Stephen were to pre
cede him , ho Intended to beat euch of
them on this occasion. He Insisted
that Mr. Fields .should bo seated di
rectly In front of htm so that ho should
not miss n single word.
Later , as ho rose , he looked at his
friend as much OH to Hay , "I'll show
you what speaking Is. " lie began flu
ently , was excellent for two minutes
and then In the midst of n most car-
nest sentence stopped suddenly , gave
n look of comic despair and sat down.
"My boy , " he said when the meeting
was over "my boy , you have acci
dentally missed hearing one of the
finest speeches ever prepared by n
great British orator. " "Some Aspects
of Thackeray , " by Lewis Melville.
What He Wanted to See.
It cannot bo denied that the saddest
thing In the world Is a man trying to
buy In a department store a garment
for a woman. Discouraged before ho
begins , a walk through acres of gar
ments which are none of his business
depresses him still further. Saleswo
men are pitifully tolerant , even kind ,
but his sense of Inferiority grows.
Ono unfortunate who tried to buy a
sweater for a wife who was out of
town did at last rebel Ills first nils
take was In language. "Thirty-six
chest , " ho said. "Thirty-six bust , "
corrected the young woman. At last
In a helpless tangle he bought meekly
what ho was told to buy. Then she
asked. "Is there anything more I can
show you ? "
"Yes , " he said solemnly , "tho quick
est way out. " New York Sun.
A New Way to Religion.
A clergyman recently said. ' 'If 1
were to start a new religion , do you
know what I would do ? "
"You'd go out and preach , wouldn't
you ? " I asked
"I'd do something else first , " ho re
plied. "I would go to the popular
song writers , writers of words and
writers of music , and 1 would get
them to write songs expressing the
spirit of the new religion. If we can
only make people feel religion , If we
can make them realize that It Is al
ready there In their hearts , malic them
love It , we can move the. world. " San
Her Suspicions Aroused.
"My father persuaded mo to take a
lour-su In domestic science. "
"And how do you like the course ? "
"Well. It looks like ordinary kitchen
work to me. If my suspicions are con
tinued I shall drop the course and
make father buy me a fifty dollar hat. "
Buying Precious Stones.
In buying gems always beg. buy or
borrow a microscope and examine the
stone carefully through the telltale
lens. Flaws invisible to the naked eye
which depreciate or entirely destroy
the value of the gem will bo easily
Recognized. < i
EARL LYTTON'S BAD TASTE.
A Dinner Speech That Called Forth
Howls of Derision.
1 once sat at a banquet given In
London by Wilson Barrett to Lawrence
renco Barrett , says a writer In an
English magazine. Earl Lytton presided
sided , n curled , oiled , effeminate , su
percilious fop. He had a Roman
tragedy to ? ell to Wilson Barrett. That
was why be came.
He eulogized Wilson Barrett In a
speech. "I believe. " he said , "that
Mr. Barrett won some success with a
piece called ( consulting his notes ) 'The
Lights of Ixindon. ' I suppose it was
the work of some dramatic hack. ' '
George Sims sat facing him and never
said a word.
Then his lordship went drawling on :
" 1 next find on the list of Mr. Bar
rett's successes something called 'The
Silver King. ' Here again 1 know
nothing of the authorship. The names
of those dramatic carpenters do not
Interest me. " At which Henry Arthur
Jones glared and a flush came Into
the face of poqr blind Henry Herman.
"Finally , " said Lord Lytton , "Mr.
Wilson Barrett has placed on his
boards what lie humorously calls a
Roman tragedy. I refer to 'Claudlan. '
attributed to one W. G. Wills , of whom
I have never nnard" This was too
much for the banqueters. All of them
were personally acquainted with Irv-
Ing's pet poet , the modest Wills. So
they howled derisively.
And Earl Lytton's tragedy , produced
n month later , was a dismal failure.
Her Dearest Friend.
Maude I'm a little uneasy In my
mind. Ned asked me to marry him ,
and I told him I might some day.
.Vow , would you call that n promise ?
Marie No ; I should call It n threat.
An Indiscreet man is an unsealed
letter. Every one can read It. Cham-
H. R. HENRY DEAD.
Former Holt County LcyliUtor WAS
Father of Plninvlew Editor.
11. R. Henry , a former inetubnr ol
the Nebraska state legislature , panned
away Saturday at his home , Mt. Vernon -
non , la. , aged til ! years. The Iniinodl-
ate cause of his demise was pneu
Mr. Henry was a resident of Mt.
Vernon about two years ago. He for
merly resided In Holt county and held
the office of county treasurer for two
terms. In the nineties he served two
terms In the state legislature.
He was a democratic member of the
state legislative sessions of I',107 and
1901) ) , and In the latter he wn a can
didate for the speakershlp. Ills suc
cessful opponent was C. W. Pool.
Mr. Henry Is survived by his wife ,
four sons and ono ( laughter. Leo \V.
Henry , one of the sons , Is the editor of
the Plalnvlew News. The body was
shipped Monday to O'Neill for burial.
Joseph A. Powell.
Joseph A. Powell , formerly a Nor
folk boy , a native of this city , died
near Cambridge , Idaho , on Nov. lit ! ,
from typhoid fever , according to word ]
that has Just reached Norfolk friends.
Joseph Powell was born at Norfolk ,
Nov. 22 , 1S80 , and grew to manhood
here. He went with the Second Ne
braska regiment during the Spanish
war. After returning homo ho went
to the Pacific coast with his father ,
U. P. Powell. Four years ago he
moved to Riverside , Cal. , where he re
sided until last September , when he
went to Idaho , lie leaves a widow ,
two little daughters , his father and
three sisters to mourn his loss.
Musical Comedy Saturday Night.
Victor Herbert and Henry Blos
som's tuneful comic opera , "Tho Red
Mill" will bo the attraction at the
Auditorium Saturday night , Dec. ! ) .
Witli a record of one entire year on
Broadway , New York City , at the
Knickerbocker theater , and three
months each In Chicago , Boston and
Philadelphia , "The Red Mill" stands
out as the most popular musical hit
of the past three seasons and one
that will prove popular for many sea
sons to come , possessing all the ele
ments of an enduring success both In
story and music.
"The Red Mill" marks the nine
teenth complete musical play by Vic
tor Herbert , every one of which has
scored an undeniable success , and
they have proved the vehicles for
most of the distinguished musical
stars of the present day. Henry Blos
som , the author of the book and lyr
ics , has already come to the front as
the American Gilbert , each of his
writings having , like Herbert's , proved
immensely successful. Starting with
"Checkers , " his first and only dra
matic writing , ho rapidly followed
with "The Yankee Consul , " "Mile.
Modlsto , "The Prlma Donna" and
"The Red Mill. " In "The Red Mill" !
Mr. Blossom has succeeded In telling I
an unusually interesting story deal-
In ; . ' with the adventures of a frisky
pair of Americans who are "doing"
Europe for the first time but who
strike a snag in one of the email vil
lages of Holland when their money
gives out , and the most amusing
complications follow , which lead them
to assume all kinds of disguises. The , '
music of Mr. Herbert , which Is of the j
whistleable kind and satisfies not only
music lovers alone , but the masses ,
to whom song is one of the greatest
The large company has been care
fully selected and embraces a cast of i
rare individuality , headed by James I
Crawley and William Moore , who In-1
terprot the two Americans , Con Kidder -
dor and Kid Connor.
Prices are COc to $1.50.
Resort Doors Being Closed. |
Only one resort in tlio east part ofi
town remains open today. The others '
are closed as the result of an action '
begun by County Attorney James
Nichols to permanently close them un
der provisions of , the Alberts law.
The resort now open , it Is reported ,
will close its doors within a few days.
County attorney Nichols came to Nor
folk Friday and began investigation
of the resorts. Humors that he was
planning a linal action brought keep
ers of the places to a hurried packing
and the doors were closed Sunday' '
Ruby White , an owner of one of the
resorts , is now at the home of her
parents near Lincoln , it i.s said that
after she had secured a divorce from
her husband she had planned to close ,
her resort without any compulsory
aid from the authorities. Clone Best ,
another resort keeper , declared that
he had not hail his place open since
lie had pleaded guilty at Madison last j
Boy Killed by an Auto.
Sioux City , la. . Dec. 4. Unconscious ;
of Ills danger , George McNamara ,
aged 11 ! years , of Long Pine , Neb. , !
who had been In Sioux City for less' '
than an hour , was Instantly killed nt
filfj : Saturday afternoon , midway bt- '
tween Market and Sioux streets on
West Fourth street , when struck by
Frederick W. Klaus' automobile.
Death was due to a fracture of the
base of the skull. The automobile
was driven by Mr. Klaas. I
George , accompanied by his brother ,
William McNamara , aged 15 years , )
arrived In Sioux City at .4:30 : o'clock !
and went to the home of their uncle ,
E. A. Bussey , 406 West Fourth street.
The lads Intended to make tholr homo
with the Bussey family during the
winter , and were to enter the St. Bon
iface Catholic parish school Monday
morning. R. E. McNamnra , father of
George and William , a farmer nt
Long Pine , a few years fcgo was pat-
trol driver on the Sioux City police
Boys Were Racing.
After greeting their relatives the }
youngsters set out with Albert Busj j
soy , aged 12 years , acting as guide , to.
enjoy n mil through ( ho nolHhboihood
utri'ctH nml nlloya before tlio eeviitni :
iiuml. The return trip was made
throiif'.h an nlley. When within a
block north of ho
( Ihtssoy home a race
Tlio boys , running at their highest
rate of ttpeed , William and > < uini ;
BtiNBoy leading George by seevral feet ,
reached the opening of the alley. The
two leaders saw the approaching an
tomoblle and turned to ( he side , but
too late to warn George. The lad
probably his only thought being of
winning the race , ran ahead and was
struck on the head by the projection
of the right front spring of the car
The body was thrown to tlio pavement
several feet to the right of the place
of the ( olllslon.
One Juror Was Boujiht.
Los Angeles. Cal. , Dec. 4. Further
details were learned today of the al
leged plot to influence the McNnmura
Jury , the supposed frustration of
which by llio arrest of Hurt Franklin ,
i detective of the McNamara defense.
Is said to have been an Important fac
tor In forcing a confession of guilt
from the McNamara brothers.
A signed statement was declared to
be In the hands of District Attorney J
D. Fredericks , made by Mrs. Robert I'1
Balii. wife of the first sworn Juror In
the ratio , charging that $ r > 0 ( ) was paid
to her by an agent of the McNamara
defense to Influence her husband to
secure a disagreement , If not an ac
qiilttnl by the jury of James II. Me
Niimara , then on trial for the fatali
ties growing out of the Los Angeles
"Yes. It Is true. " Bain himself Is
quoted as saying , "and the mono }
given to my wife has been given to
the district attorney. "
A statement by the agent In the
transaction also Is said to be In the
possession of the court.
A preliminary examination of
Franklin for the alleged attempt to
bribe George N. Loekwood. a venire
man , by the use of $4,000 , was sched
uled to take place today , but a continuance
tinuanco for a week was expected to
bo asked for and granted.
Other Jurors Tampered With.
The two Incidents of alleged bribery
those of Bain and Loekwood are
believed not to Include all the
attempts to effect the verdict of the
jury which have come to the atten
tion of the prosecution , and District
Attorney Fredericks Is given as au
thority for the statement that another
sworn juror had been tampered with
The McNamaras are to bo sentenced
tomorrow , but the work of the prose
cution hero to apprehend other per
sons involved will go on as a corollary
to the Investigation of the federal gov
ernment , which Is believed to extend
over a much wider Hold.
More arrests and possibly more in
dictments when the grand jury is Im
panelled are looked for hero as a re
sult of the confessions of the Me-
Burns Earns Rewards ,
As to the rewards which were of
fered throughout California for the
arrest of the guilty persons who de
stroyed the Times building , Assistant
District Attorney Ford declared he
thought Detective William J. Burns
was entitled to all of them , Including :
those offered by labor organizations
and subsequently withdrawn when the
McNamaras weie arrested , if Burns
cares to sue for them.
A question has arisen as to the col
lection of one $5,000 reward by Burns ,
as there Is an ordinance providing
that no person in the employ of the
city can collect a reward for the ar
rest , and Burns was then employed
by Mayor Alexander. There are other
large rewards , however , not affected
by that ordinance , which he will prob
Lynch Discusses Case.
Buffalo , N. Y. , Dec. 4. James M
Lynch , president of the International
Typographical union , attended a meet
ing of the Buffalo local. Rnferriui ; to
the McNamara Case President Lynch
"I'nion labor does not encourage
the destruction of property or the tak
ing of human life. I have nothint' to
say as to the- punishment of the Mc
Namaras as I do not know ( lie dot.i"s
of their confession. "
Want Maximum Penalty.
Quincy , 111. , Dec. 4--Quliu'y Typo
graphical union No. ! " > 0 , one of the
largest locals in western Illinois , in a
meeting held yesterday denounced the
McNamaras In emphatic1 terms , and by
a unanimous vote Instructed the of
ficers of the union to send to Prose
cuting Attorney Fredericks the follow
ing telegram urging the maximum pen
alty for the dynamiters :
"To Prosecutor Fredericks , Los An
geles Quincy Typographical union
No. 59 requests you to use your in
fluence in having the extreme penalty
inflicted on the McNamaras. It also
hopes the investigation may be con
tinued until all guilty persons , no
matter who may bo connected with
this dastardly crime , are brought to
Justice. Arthur C. Garrett , secretary. "
Would Help Victims' Families.
New York , Dec. 4. A proposal that
the $190,000 subscribed by labor un
ions to aid the McNamaras In their
defense be turned over to the relatives
of victims of the Los Angeles Times
disaster was endorsed at a meeting of
the Central Labor union of Brooklyn.
The McNamara brothers were severe
ly arraigned , nnd the sympathy and
support of the Brooklyn unions was
promised to President Gompers of the
Los Angeles. Cal. , Dec. 4. The Los
Angeles typographical union of the in
ternational body to which James R.
McNamara belongs , repudiated him
nnd his brother John J. McNamara ,
secretary of the international associa
tion of Bridge nnd Structural Ironworkers -
workers , In resolutions ndopted here.