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T11H NOHKOLK WKKKLY NK\YS-JOUUNAL , Kill DAY. MAKCII 8 , 30.12 ,
A 13. 13. Mcllvnln IIIIH boon Differing
from iilcorn of tliu stomach mid blad
der mid .Mniulny ho wan taken to the
Wllimillt hospital nt Lincoln to be op-
orntcil upon , llo wan accompanied by
Ilia brother , W. T. Mcllvnln.
Mrs. ISrnuBl French of Clenrwalor
was visiting frli-tidH In lowing Sunday.
KniUKl Roll wit I purchuhed from
ClmrloB 10. Churchill ! MO tu-ros on
Cache clock tblH wook. Connldorntlon
WIIB not known. The farm comprises *
bolli liny and farm land.
Conrad tioklc died Sunday evening
al Ills homo ten miles southeast of
froin a complication of dls-
HP was about 70 years of HK < ' .
Mi * . Ooklo was an old settler In thl
county and leaves to tnonrn his limn
a wlfo , nl.x daughters and three sons ,
OIIP of tbo lulipr residing at Stewart
The deceased was hold In the highest
esteem by.blH friends and neighbor * .
Ilia Fnnoral takes place Wednesday
from St. John's t'nlbnllc chiirrh npni
Dololl , whom Father Rose of Kwlng
will conduct llio funeral eeromonlei--
Many of Kwlng's citizens expect to
nltond the obsequies'of I he deceased
Afrs. Mlko Itotherluun IB at present
quite dangerously sick wllb IIIIPH
tnonla. Mrs. ParsoiiH , a trained
nurse , IB attending her.
.Messrs. tipoi'KP Urowor and II. Ver
nnw wore business visitors at Omaha
Udltor Hales of tbe Tlldon Citizen
tarried from Saturday null ) Sunday In
I3wlng as a guest of bis son , Leonard ,
at the dcot. | )
Mrs , Will Snyder and daughter re
tnrnod bonip Sunday from a brief visit
wjth friends at Stanton.
l ) . A. Huston was a Cleneva , N'eb. ,
visitor from Friday until Monday.
A young son of Mr. and Mrs. A. K
I'lorcn , living on the South Fork , If
.lay Farley will ship a carload of
horses to Dlxon , 111. , tbe last of ( hit *
( Jrovor Maben of Dololl was vlslblu
on our streets Monday.
Fred Urayton of Orobanl was trans
acting baslncHS In Kwlng Monday.
Mr. .lamos Lonb of O'Neill , the von-
pral father of Merchant Lnob , was a
V gucsl of his son for several days last
William Good Is assist lap ; In Looh's
.store for reveral days while his sister -
tor , Grn'eo , Is away on a brief visit.
Jon Delehant of Imogeno , la. , Is
here on a visit with filends.
William KIISP ! of Chadron Is In
Kwing on business and expects to re
main hero several weeks.
Will Shrador left Sunday for Nor
folk , where hereafter he will make
bis future homo. His aged parents
loft to Join him Tuesday.
Dennis and Jim McCarty traded
what Is known as the McCarty home
stead for Norfolk property and last
Sunday both gentlemen went to Nor
folk' to take up their residence there. .
S. 11. TrusHoll started the other
day for a two or three weeks' visit
among friends and relatives In Iowa.
Mrs. W. 1. . Hamilton of Crelghtun
was an over Sunday visitor with her
parents , Mr. and Mrs. .lolin May.
Mrs. Peak Kryger of Ncllfih was
visiting friends In Kwing Friday.
.lake Nenenschwandcr came up
fiom Nollgh Saturday and tarried ov
er until Monday.
lack Manson was up Monday from
the Huffman & Seymour ranch near
Marshal Coyne and Krnost Patton
were O'Neill visitors Sunday. The
latter Is going to move lo O'Neill and
ongapo in tbe cement business.
Fred Gatz of O'Neill was a visitor
In ICwing Friday ,
The M. W. A. surprised the Hoyal
Neighbors Tuesday night by giving
the ladies of that lodge a fine oyster
supper. A newly organized quartette
consisting of N. ,1. Trommerschauser ,
K. L. Davies. Dr. Flora and S. W.
Green furnished some delightful se
lections. The occasion was one long
to bo remembered.
At 3 o'clock Wednesday evening at
the home of the bride's parents In
Hadar the wedding of Miss Dorothy
Degnor and Anton KnaMi took place.
Itev. Mr. Hreuer of Hadar Lutheran
church performed the ceremony. The
young couple will make their homo on
the farm of the groom's parents , Mr.
and Mrs. John Haasch. east of Pierce.
Miss Degnor is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred L. Dognor of Hadar ,
and a niece of Albert Degner of this
city. A host of friends and relatives
were present at the wedding cere
Packers Battle for Liberty.
Chicago , March 7. Counsel for the
defense in the trial of the ten Chi-
capo meat packers charged with crim
inal violation of the Sherman law be
gan a determined battle today to obtain -
tain the liberty of their wealthy
clients. Attorney John S. Miller presented -
sonted a verbal motion , asking Judge
Carpenter to take the case from the
jury and discharge tbo packers , do
clarlng that the government had fail
oij to prove the charges described Ir
Minnie Sarah Lyons.
Madison , Neb. , March ( > . Special tc
The News : Minnie Sarah Lyons
daughter of Burl Lyons , residing ueai
I3nolu , passed away Monday. She wiu
IS years of ago and was stricken wltl
pneumonia , living but three days. Tin
funeral service will be bad at tbe rosl
dcnco at 1 o'clock today , when inter
ment will take place In Crown IIll
cemetery , Madison.
Carrier Walks 21 Miles a Day.
Mall Carrier I' . J. Boohnko wnlko
over twonty-ono miles Monday nn
made 120 official stops , according t
the figure * bo turned In to I'ostmnstc
John R , Hays nt tbo end of tbo day1
ta work , These figures are ue.cessar
to make a report to the pastmnste
general and the count was starte
Monday morning. Mr. Boehnke usi
A walking motor and declare * bis
count IN. now accurate. He does not
bollovo an accurate account run bo
made by ( beformer , xy teni of count
ing tepn. The twonty-ono miles
made by Mr. Bochnke IB his average
ASK PERCY TO RESIGN.
Jncknoti , Miss. , March C. A Joint
resolution deninndlng the resignation
of United Suites Senator Percy was
adopted by both houses of the Missis-
'ippl loRlrtl.iturc today.
The resolution rocltcs nn alleged
promise of Percy's to resign If ho had
been di-foited In tbo domocrntlc pri
mary election of last summer.
Is Klmmcl Dcnd ? Don't Know.
St. Louts , Mo. . March 5. The Jury
In the Klminel Instiraiiro case report
ed to Federal Judge Charles F. Amid-
on at noon today that It was unable
to agree on a verdict. Judge Ainldon
discharged It. Tbo Jury was out
Chris Chrlstenscn arrived homo
Mrs , John Koerber left for Wlsner
' 'iinday noon for u visit at the home
> f her sister. Mrs. llarsbman.
Roy Sattorleo of Omaha Is here on
i brief visit at tbo homo of his par
ents , Mr , and Mrs. S. G. Sntterlee.
Mrs. Cossalrt , formerly of Ibis city ,
but now of Bonosteel , passed through
here yeslerday on her way to llattle
Mbis Minnie House IB reported on
! b" sick lint.
Miss Marian Heuedlct , formerly of
Smith Norfolk , but now of Arthur ,
la. , Is here visiting nt the home of
her sister , Mrs. Gone Crolty , and"
Miss Leiioro Moolick left for Oma
ha for a weok-end visit at tbe home
of Miss Irene Cronemeyer.
.1. P. . Newell of Clregory was a
liusiness transactor yesterday.
William Kennedy loft for Crolghlon
Mr. Welsh Is moving bis family Into
( lie house on tbe corner of Fourth
Afreet and Hastings avenue , which he
recently purchased of Fred Cornell.
Tbe new J. Johnson pool hall lo
cated north of the new depot , Is now
The Ladies' Aid society of the
Christian church meets with Mrs. H.
K. Dnvenport , on North lOighth street ,
Mrs. .1. M. nondurant returned
i-oin llattle Creek last evening.
Kd Dixoii returned fiom Spokane
\ \ llliaiu.ut / of Hoskins was bore
isiling with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Dean have re-
irneil Irom a several months' visit
Miss M. 10. Bucbolz of La Crossc ,
Vis. , has accepted n position as trim-
KMat the Loyal millinery.
Lenten service at Trinity church
its evening at 7:30. : Address by the
lev. P. C. Taylor.
The hook and ladder company of
e fire department will bold a regu-
ir meeting tonight.
A special meeting of Mosaic lodge
Co. , " > . " ) will bo held tonight lor work
i the M. M. degree.
The Ladies' Aid society of the Bup-
ist church will meet with Mrs. Mel-
laker Th'irsday afternoon at 2:30. :
Fred Fulton has been called to the
( Mlside of bis mother at Campbell ,
Cob. From reports received by Mr.
' 'u'ton , bis mother is seriously ill.
Mrs. Minnie Bailey filed a petition
> r dhorci' from Joseph Bailey in ihe
istrict court at Madison. Mrs. Bailey ,
vho lives in Norfolk , claims that her
tihband has deserted her.
The Ladles' Aid of the M. 13. church
vlll meet Tbur--dny afternoon nt 2:150 :
it the home of Mrs. Sturgeon , GOO
South Klgbtli street , Mrs. Hewlns ,
Mrs. Demmon and Mrs. Kubl assist-
Tbo Trinity Guild will meet with
Mrs. A. B. Baldwin Thursday after-
> oon. Members of the church and
heir frti-v.d * are always welcome.
Tbo Ladies' Aid of tbo First Con-
sregaMonal church will meet ThurB-
lay afternoon at 2:30 : with Mrs. L. A.
'ulmsee. She will be assisted by
Mrs. J. A. Brown and Mrs. F. 13.
Tbe Soooiid ward will continue be
ng represented in the city council b- .
> ne councilman. Mayor Friday say- ;
lie will not appoint another council
man for that ward. The time before
be next election is too short and only
two more meetings of the council
will bo held until a new councilman
will be elected by the residents of
that ward. About a dozen aspirants ,
- ays the mayor , have been in the field
for tbe appointment.
About fifteen baseball fans met In
( ho Commercial club rooms and dis
cussed nt some length tbe prospects
of organizing a baseball team In Nor
folk for next season. No action was
taken , but a committee of fans will
< all on the business men next Thurs
day night , when the local retailers
Void a regular meeting. Some sola
tlon to the proposition may bo reach
"d at that meeting.
The following officers were elpeter
for the ensuing years at tbo moethu
of tbo Knights of Pythias lodge las
evening : John Phiuney , C. C. ; A. B
Ayros. V. C. ; J. A. Jensen , prelate
B. W. A. Davis. M. of W. ; 13. S. Mon
rep , M. of A. ; John Friday , M. of 13.
Paul Nordjvlg , M. of P. ; Max Sdiwort
fogor , K. R. and S. ; C. Langhroy , In
ner guard : William Wagner , onto
guard ; trustees William Waud , Join
Friday. W. C. Mohr. C. 13. llnrtfon
. n ; eiprted a representative to tb
grand ledge mooting. John Frida
was -tlternati' .
Among HIP day's out-of-town visli
> r ors In Norfolk wore : Mrs. F. I
Wells. Wltten : A. N. Donobop. Wi
toil ; Mr. and Mrs. F. Moore , Crelgl
ton ; Joseph Laclna , llartlngton ; An
ton Urban , Hnrtlngtoir John Crook ,
Meadow Grove ; J. A. Anderson , .Now-
mail Urovw ; F. J. Lewis , Meadow
Orovo ; II. A. Cnrmody , Meadow
Grove ; Mrs. J. W. Crowe. Fairfax ;
Mln A. Dwyer , Fairfax ; H. M. Peyton ,
Crelghton ; Fred Paper. Hlooniflold ;
T. L. Patrick , Scotts Bluffs ; R L.
Neely , Wnyno ; II. M. Scott , Plain-
view ; AiiRust TlUnlskey , VonllKre ;
Tom Jordan , Verdlgro ; 13. J. ICun ? ! .
Stanton ; J. C. Nelson , Brlntow ; A. V.
Kelly , Burke ; Charles Nelson , Nlo-
brara ; John Drlccoll , VerdlRre ; J. 13.
Surbor , Wayne ; Hrnest Nelson ,
Norfolk people are urged by the
Commercial club lo patronize a home
. 'iitorprlse and to help boost llio fund
for tlie corn growing contest this
summer , by palronl/.lng tbo Carlson
lecture Friday night at tbo Auditor
ium , The lecture will be one of the
moitt Interesting that It has been
Norfolk's privilege to hear. Mr. Carl
son derives not 0110 penny from tbo
proceeds , having volunteered to give
the lecture and to turn over the pro-
eods to the corn growing contest
fund. The lecture Is ono that ho will
receive $100 n night for , on the ehnu-
lauipni circuit this summer. That
.hows that it's a lecture eminently
work bearing , nsldo from the local
patriotism feature. In the lecture
Mr. Carlson discusses "The Value of
, i Child. " He will deal with social
onditions In America at the present
11 mo , as compared with ancient civil-
( /.atIon. He will discuss the homo.
Ills talk will be worth all that It costs.
Ticket H are $1 each and It Is hoped
there will he a full house.
Again Go Ovur Mayor's H nd ,
After every councilman had ex
pressed himself heartily In favor of
accepting a five-year contract for pur
chasing cheap power from the Sugar
City Cereal mills and bad urged the
mayor to work harmoniously with
tl'i'iu In efforts to save the city moa-
y. Mayor Friday stood pat on his
former Idea that giving a five-year
contract to anyone was taking the
pumping plant out of the city's hands ,
llo refused to put a motion made by
Councilman Amarlno and seconded by
Councilman Larkln that the chair be
instructeil to sign the contract. The
matter was then rolncantly taken out
of the mayor's bands and passed over
bis head. The contract will probably
he signed by President Winter , who
put the motion after a lengthy dis
Lew Young Has Entered Race.
Madison , Neb. , March 0. Special to
The News : Lew Young of Newman
Jrove has filed as candidate for float
epresontativo on the democratic
ticket for Madison and Platt counties.
t Is rumored that M. (1. Dourlng of
i'.attlo Creek will file for county as
sessor , subject to the democratic pri
ICx-County Judge William Bates has
sonsentud to act as county chairman
if the democratic central committee.
Auto Supply House Locates Here.
Another now industry for Norfolk.
The Scott Automobile company will
open for business in a room in the
Koenlgstein block by March 15 to do
a wholesale and retail automobile
Mipply business. Besides new ma
chines , the tirm will handle a full
-.lock of automobile supplies. They
will ho able to reach this territory
t went > -four to thirty-six hours ahead
of Omaha which , together with the
belief that a large volume of business
. an bo bandied from Norfolk , induced
the firm to choose Norfolk. Mr.
Scott comes from Plalnviow and was
in the city this morning.
No Clew to Murderer.
Dos Molnes , la. , March C. After
thirty-six hours local police early to
day had been unable to solve the
mystery surrounding the killing of
Direct car Conductor Frank Ford
Monday night. Ford died this morn-
' nn without regaining consciousness.
Xo trace of the two men who did tbe
shooting was discovered. The rob
bery theory appeared to bo losing
"Over Night. "
"Over Night , " William A. Brady's
latest comedy , which appeared at the
Auditorium last night , was altogether
the most delightful play that has boon
in town this season , and is the greatest
foiuedy over presented in Norfolk. H
was a genuine treat of the highest order -
dor , and those who saw it nro laughing
. .etand still will bo laughing weeks
from now over the wit and humor
of the play.
J The company is a delightfully clever
: nu > . 13very member is "there and
ner , " ami the farce Is ono continual
vrcaiii from tbo rise of the curtain
ill its fall. The stage settings are
nainilficpiit , including a river steamer
on tbo Hudson and a country hotel ,
showing rooms on the second floor as
well as the office on the first. The
scenery was as elaborate and attract-
ve as any that has over been staged in
William A. Brady never yet has sent
nit a poor show. Ho sent us "Tho
Third Degree , " "Tho Lion and the
Mouse , " "Tho Man of tbo Hour , "
"Baby Mine , " and now "Over Night. "
And "Over Night" Is not ouo whit bo-
bind the best of thorn.
Tbo story all circles around two
honeymoon couples who get mixed up
through nn accident. Sam B. Hardy
as "Richard Kettle , " the Insignificant
"sissy" husband of the great big suf
fragette , was so clover in his role
that you wanted to wring Ills neck for
being such a fool as bo inndo himself
M. P. Hamilton as "Al Rivers" was n
clever fellow , and Robert Blnghnm as
the hotel clerk was n great laugh.
.John Dillon made an Ideal colored porter
ter , and Frunoine Larrlmoro was ox-
ceedlngly clover as "Elslo DarlliiK. '
But every member of the cast and
Inez Buck as "Caroline Powers" musi
not bo forgotten wn as clever as
could be. It uas n play that will lin
ger for ninny a moon In llio memories
of those who saw It.
VoBot's orchpBtra was nt Its best
and added much to' the pleasure of
To Probe Ship Trust.
Washington , March 0. Tbo house
today unanimously passed a resolu
tion catling for an Investigation of
the alleged "shipping trust" by tbe
committee on merchant marine and
SAYS ROOSEVELT" SOCIALIST
( Continue ) ! fniin I'm ; , i
Moan , the latter , said Mr. Dies , openly
advocated socialist doctrine , while the
former president professed to he op
posed to socialism.
"Roosevelt st cits to walk In the path
the Caesars trod , " he said ; "Mr. Bryan
will he content \\itli a million subscrib
ers for bis paper. Roosevelt wants to
emulate the Imd example of Diaz of
Mexico and break down the constitu
tional barriers against presidential
succession. Mr. Bryan gives aid and
encouragement to Roosevelt as against
the democratic party and for ( lie prin
ciples of democracy as written in tiie
constitution be offers no word of en
Mr. Dies charged that Bryan en
dorsed Col , Roosevelt's policies , while
condemning Speaker Clark , Gov. Har
mon of Ohio and Representative Un
derwood , majority leader of the house.
Jake Batim is in New York City
Mrs. II. G. Rohrke of lloaklns was
here visiting with friends.
Albeit K'.ii"y ! and A. J. Colwoll
went to Oinalvi on bnslnoiis ,
Mrs. L. P. Tonner of Pierce was
here spending a day's visit \\th ! the
A. R. Vlele family.
S. A. Hoffman and family left Nor
folk for their former homo in New
Jersey. Mr. Hoffman is a brother of
W. II. Hoffman.
At a special meeting of Mosaic
lodge No.r > r > last night , C. A. Hender
son of Newport and George N. Cop-
linger of Sioux City wore out-of-town
A. II. Viele returned from Lincoln
where he attended a regular meeting
of tbe state normal board of which
ho is a member.
Anton Urban of Hartington , a for
mer Norfolk resident , is hero visiting
with friends. Mr. Urban may remain
in Norfolk for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. S. ti. noan returned
from a several months' sojourn in
Los Angeles , Cnl. , and other western
cities. Mr. Dean reports of mooting
many Norfolk men who were anxious
to como back to Norfolk.
Mrs. John Phlimpy is ill.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. 13. II. Dotloff ,
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander
Merlin , a daughter.
St. Charles , S. D. . voted" dry" at the
W. N. Huso is bedfast with an at
tack of rheumatism.
M. R. Green has added a largo new
van to bis equipment.
Mrs. R. L. Davenport will entertain
the Ladies' Aid society of the Chris
tian church Friday afternoon.
Smith Grant , a Madison county pioneer
neer , who residc-i in Norfolk , is pre
paring to move to Seattle this sum
Alma Lehman , daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. I'1.V. ' . Lehman , and John Klavau
worn married nt Stanton Thursday af
Miss Lena Stewart , daughter of
Mortimer Stewart , warden at the
covernmont prison in Manila , is in
Norlolk. visiting nt the homo of C. B
James Humous , n hostler In the
Northwestern roundhouse , is suffer
ing from injured ribs as the result of
a InU from nn engine into a pit. No
hones were broken.
The Commercial club directors
have decided to abandon the effort to
put on a abort course in agriculture ,
or farmers' institute , next week. Lack
of interest Is assigned.
The meeting of the automobile club
has been postponed until next Tues
day night at the Commercial club
rooms ,011 ai count of the Carlson lect
ure nt the Auditorium Friday night.
Tbe farm home of Fred Schwcdo ,
east of town , was destroyed by fire
early Wednesday morning. Some of
the furniture was saved. The house
was insured but the insurance did not
cover the loss.
Fred Droesor , who resigned bis po
sition with tbo Paul Luebcko store ,
has accepted a position in tbo Hughes
store In South Norfolk. John Woor-
nor succeeds Droeger in the Luobcko
Mrs. Charles Sweet was In confer
ence with County Attorney James
Nichols and Con/tablo Finkhouse ,
Mrs. Sweet declared that she was
still In want of food. Her husband is
said to bo in Newman Grove.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Norfolk branch of the Nebraska Fed
eration of Retail dealers will moot In
the Commercial club rooms this eve
ning. The baseball fans are schedul
ed to moot with the business men at
| Word was received from Missouri
i Valley by friends of Mrs. N. I. Owen
that the Inltor's mother Is suffering
from n serious gash on bor head as
| the result of nn accidental fall. Mrs.
1 Owen went to visit with her mother
n few days ago and It was only
j shortly after her arrival that the acci
There will be a mothers' meeting
at tbo Qranl school kindergarten Frl-
dny. at ! ) p. m. All patrons are In-
vlted. The following tonics will bo
discussed : "Tbo Value ff Kin lergar-
tens as Scon by Mothers. " Mrs. r. S ,
Parker ; "Tbo Value of Kindergartens
as Seen by Hie Primary Teacher , "
Miss Klddor ; "Tbo Periods of Child
hood and How Strengthened by Kin
dergarten , " Mrs. Budell.
During the meeting of the book
and ladder company of the flro de
partment last night It was Indicated
that Flro Chief Green may bo re-elecf
ed for another year at next month's
regular elect Ion. There Is no opposi
tion against htm at the present time.
The hook and ladder company seem-
( I favorable for a raise In the chief's
nluiy. After a busy business BOS-
Inn , ih" entertainment committee ,
with ( he asdstauce of the firemen's
Curlton c'uli ' , entertained the firemen
with rofro hineuts and music ,
After several weeks of practice
uid entertaining hopes of making a
ulining in the second high school
basketball tournament at Lincoln , tbe
Norfolk team were ready to leave for
the capital city today In charge of
Coach Thomas. The first seven games
are to be played off today and tonight.
Twenty-six teams are entered , Includ
ing tbe Norfolk team. Tbe games
will bo continued until Saturday. The
finals will he played off Saturday
evening. In tin ; first official lineup ,
Norfolk Is matched with Beatrice.
Klgin plays Sidney and Stanton plays
I1' . A. Heeler has returned from a
several weeks' business trip In Now
York , Philadelphia , Boston and Wash
ington. Mr. Heeler attended several
sessions of the national bouse of rep
resentatives and the senate lit Wash
ington. In New York , a jobber from
Toledo told him that Lake 13rlo was
fro/en over ami automobiles were
'naking regular trips across the lake ,
"in Feb. 22 a 100-mile wind struck
\Tew York City , says Mr. Heeler , and
the Flatiron building swayed an
Ighlh of an inch. Mr. Beolor dcclar-
d that eastern houses were not satis
fied witli trade. Big buyers were
in-paler "pikers" than the "little"
buyers , he says. The extreme winter
'n ' I be cause assigned.
Among the days' out-of-town visit
ors in Norfolk wo.ro : Frederick S.
Horry. Wayne ; C ! . 13. Van Every ,
Bntle ; Dan Scbwerer , Pierce ; F. D.
Williams , Albion ; Albert Berge , Pet
ersburg ; Dr. Fieklfng. Plnlnvlow ;
Mrs. M. O. Mundorff , Colome ; Fred
Meyer , West Point ; O. A. King ,
Wayne ; M. L. Sinkey. Hartington ;
C. I. Rafter , Burke ; P. McCann , Car
roll : Mrs. J. B. Gaffney , Wayne ;
George F. Parchen , Spencer ; W. R.
Butler , Gregory ; James Clark , Plain-
view ; H. Wortmaii , West Point ;
I'lande Dexton , Crowell ; Mrs. II. Mar-
tiny , Winside ; C. II. Ray , Oakdalo ;
13. Henderson , Fairfax ; C. Anderson ,
NELIGH CAUCUSES CALLED.
Democrats Take Hand in Municipal
Campaign for First Time.
Neligb , Neb. . March 8. Special to
t ne News : A citizens' caucus will be
held at the courtroom Saturday night
10 name a city ticket''and two mem-
liers of the school board. The demo-
rats are arranging a caucus at the
-same time for the register office.
There is a move on foot to change the
citizens' caucus to a republican meet
ing. This is the first time the demo
crats have ever taken a part in the
THREE YEARS OF TAFT.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat : On the
whole tbo record of tbo national ad
ministration for the three years
which end today has been creditable.
A tariff act has been passed which ,
despite tbe clamor of a few politi
cians , has given satisfaction to the
urcat mass of producers and consum
ers. Tbo postal banking system has
been adopted , which has evidently
met an urgent need , for it has been
rapidly extended , and is attracting
largo sums of money which the regu
lar banks could not get. The railway
regulation act of 100G has been extended -
tended and stiengtbonod. A vigorous
and intelligent enforcement of the
Sherman antitrust act of 1S(1 ! ) ( has
boon made. New Mexico and Arizona
have been added to the list of states ,
bringing tbo number up to forty-eight ,
and completing tbo organization of all
the territory in the contiguous portion
tion of the country.
In Its foreign policy the national
; idininistration has been as successful
is It has been In its strictly domes-
iv concerns. By Its promptness and
firmness in dispatching a division of
loops to Texas in 1011 the neutrality
aws were maintained during the Ma-
lero rebellion against Diaz , and the
ombatants wore warned that the
Ives and property of Americans in
Mexico must be protected. Incldon-
: nlly the belligerents were Informed
: bnt all other foiolgners there must
lie made snfo from attack. A like
ourse Is taken In tbo present rising
igninst Madero. Wo established a
leadership in the struggle through
which China has just gone , which has
won the support of most of tbo other
nations. Thus tbo people of that
country have boon given a free band
In ordering their own affairs , and for
eign Intervention , with its menace ol
spoliation , has been averted. A few
days hence the arbitration treaties
with Knglaiid and Franco will conn
ui > for action in the senate , with tin
prospects in favor of ratification.
Mentioning only a few of the largei
> tcts of the post three years , hero Is r
record of which tbo party should foe
proud. True , It may bo said that the
party lost the house of ropresontn
tivos in 1910 , and has Its majority litho
the senate cut out by many seats
This reverse , however , can hardly b <
charged to tbo president or his asso
dates. An element of tbo party begat
to hamper him in tbo special sessloi
of congress , which began shortly after
or ho entered office , and its nntagon
Ism has boon kept up to this day , n !
though with steadily dlmlnlshliij
force. Wbllo the party may not b
( | iilt so strong as It was four year
ago , it is undoubtedly stronger tlia
It was two yeniB ago. If llio oongros
slonal canvass wore to lake place lo-
J day llio remit ! would bo different from
that of 11UO. Tbo republican party
'will ' outer the campaign of HMl ! with
a reasonable prospect of winning the
Indorsement of the people.
Report Sugar Tariff.
Washington , Match 0. The sugar
tariff revision bill was reported favor
ably to the house by Chairman Under'
wood of the ways and means commit
tee. Tbe excUe bill providing for an
Increase of tax lo make up Hie loss
of revenue will not be reported until
Lost Physician n Mnnlnc ,
Trenton , Mo. , March ( ! . Kmaclnted ,
half fro/.cn , and a ph.vslcal and mental
wreck , Dr. D. W. Belsbe , who disap
peared Friday night while on his way
to make a professional call , was found
late yesterday afternoon In a field
near Tlndall , Mo. , six miles from
Trenton. When discovered the phy
sician was In a cornfield , eating corn
out of ono of the shochH. lie was
brought here and taken to bis home.
In the few lucid intervals which lie
has bad since being found he was un
able to remember anything that has
transpired during the past four da > s.
Fire Scare In Chicago.
Chicago , March 11. A score of fac
tories In tile southwestern part of Ihe
city were threatened with destruction
early today when fire destroyed tbe
dry kiln of the Illinois Molding com
pany , 2111 West Twentieth street ,
causing a loss estimated at ? r > 0.000.
Municipal Ownership in Seattle.
Seattle , March ( ! . With returns In
band from nil but one precinct and
that ono estimated Cotterlll's friends
claim a majority for him of a little
more than not ) . The single tax amend
ment to tbe charier apparently is ov
1 erwlielminaly beaten.
j Seattle , Wash. , March fi. Complete
'unofficial figures from 27-1 out of 2SI
precincts in yesterday's municipal elec-
'lions ' indicate tbe election of George
F. Cotterill , municipal ownership can
didate for mayor , over Hiram C. Gill ,
I "open town" candidate , by 1,000 to
2,000 majority. The figures are : Cot
terill , 111,2711 ; ( Jill , HO.UU'J. '
Knox Guarded By Soldiers.
Managua , March ( i. The American
secretary of state , Philander C. Knox ,
and Ills party , traveled from Corinto
to Managua on a special train which
was heavily guarded in consequence
of nn antl-Knox and an anti-American
propaganda which bad boon Industri
ously circulated by former President
Xelaya and expatriated Colombians.
These persons represented that the
visit of Secretary Knox meant fur
ther American domination.
A pilot train , carrying fifty soldiers
with a machine gun in position , pre
ceded the special while a third gun
followed , carrying 100 soldiers with
another machine gun.
Schmitz Is Acquitted.
San Francisco , March ( ! . Former
Mayor Kngene 13. Schniit/ was ne-
quitted in Judge Lnwlor's court here
today of the charge of 'having bribed
former Supervisor Wilson in a ease
growing out of the San Francisco
graft prosecutions. In instructing the
jury to bring in a verdict of not
guilty , Judge Lawler said that suf
ficient evidence to convict had not
RAPS THE REPORTERS.
A. Maurice Low Declares They're Men
of Trivial Minds.
Nowbaveii , Conn. , March (1. ( In the
first of the Bromley lectures on jour-
'nallsin ' at the unUersity last night , A.
Maurice Low of Washington said the
nodern. newspaper had become a com-
norcial enterprise and sells the kind
of news demanded by the greatest
lumber of its readers , and made a pro-
ense of leading popular reforms. Ad
vertising rules tbe paper , and the in-
luence of the reporter on the news-
lapcr is the worst at the present time ,
Mr. Low said.
"Men of trivial minds , without per
spective , without education , are tbo
ones who decide what tbe public is to
cad , " ho said. "These trivial minds
form the reading habit of tbo nation.
No other class of persons who arc
supposed to have educational power
lave so little training and selected
iihllity for their work as the great
> ody of newspaper reporters. "
SHOCKS SUPREME COURT.
Banker Yells "Hello "
heyenne , Judge"
at Dignified Justice.
Washington , March -"Hello ,
Judge , " was the greeting given by an
old Wyoming friend to Associate Jus
tice Vandovanter of the supreme court
yesterday , In tbe solemn presence of
( he bench. The court was shocked ,
but managed to contain Itself. C. S.
Thompson , a bunker of Cbe.scniie , who
has been Intimate with the new jus
tice for years , dropped into town and
wended his way to the courtroom.
When bo caught sight of Justice
Vandevanter bo waved his arms In sa
lute and greeted him as aforesaid. Jus
tice Vandovanter bowed , tbo other jus
tices turned their heads slightly , the
audience looked expectant for a mo
ment , and then the wheels of justice
rolled on as before
SOUTH DAK " > TA AT A GLANCE.
Though tbe state game fund now
amounts to JISU.OOO , contributed by
hunters' licenses , this money cannot
ho spent for tbo purpose intended
I because of the absence of any law
providing for such an appropriation.
The Commercial club nt Murdo Is
' " making a strenuous effort to get a
' " star mail route established Iwtwcen
K that city and White River. It is bo-
0 Moved that the effort vlll meet with
n Prof. John SJaarda , principal of one
of llio Hcboola at Huron , was perhaps
fatally Injured In a fall from a trap
eze In ( lie school gytiasluiu. He for
merly lived al Le.Mars , la. , where bis
parents still reside.
County Treasurer Hall of Dead
wood , has been asked by Ihe county
commissioners lo refund $800 charged
as fees on affidavits made out In
connection with tax deeds. The demand
mand Is based on a recent ruling of
Attorney General Johnson.
The fiftieth anniversary of the bat
tie between the Monitor and the Mcr
rlmac will be celebrated with filling
ceremonies at Sioux Kails on Mart b
Many homesteaders In the western
part of the slate are planning ( o try
a new grain known as "winter em-
mer. " which has been raised with suc
cess In Wyoming where dry weather
conditions prevail. The grain Is said
lo have a very high percentage of
Plans have been completed for a
new Lutheran church to be built at
Colome early this coming summer.
The two Christian Science churches
at Aberdeen have nulled and Ihe
property of ( bo second clinch has
Tbe Commercial club al DeSmet ,
which lias been dormant for mime
lime , has been reorganized , and 13. I'1.
Green elected president.
George F. Lleskl of Arlington wa- *
married lo Miss Rortlc Johnson < '
Gas Clly , K-iii. , as tbe result of a ma
trlniniiln ! ad In a farm paper.
The school board at Sioux Fulls
has re olocto'l Supt. McDonald for the
next school } ear.
Iliilchinson county Is boasting t.io
first Instance In the slate In which a
sheriff resigned Ills office. Sheriff
Laager has given up bis jtdi for more
A. Howes , a farmer of Old Rossoaii ,
has just sold off his alfalfa crop for
a total of $2 , ( > ri2. The average profit
wan if 122 per acie ,
Tbe annual convention of the South
Daliota retail hardware dealers will
meet at Sioux Falls for a three-day
session beginning March 5.
The Indians on the Cheyenne rlvci
leservatlon i.tc raising funds for the
consruction ! of a big council bouse
in which to hold their tribal meetings.
The Commercial club of Slsselon
has reported ( o Stale lOnglncor Lea
thai it has lalsed $ l'iOI ) to help out the
project of a meridian road through
A general meeting of ( ho South Da-
kola Real Kstnto Men's association is
to be held at Aberdeen on March 20
and 21 in collection witli the state
Senator Gamble has written to J.
D. Smull al Milbank to the effect that
the senate committee has reported
favorably on the proposed purchase
of a new postofflco silo at that place
Mrs. llahor Chrislianson of Davis-
Ion , coniinitleed suicide by shooting
during the temporary absence of her
husband fiom I be house. Desponden
cy Is believed to have been the cause.
Aberdeen is indulging in a big
smallpox score. The local board of
health has ordered a general vac
cination campaign and s1 eclal precau
tionary measures are ' , eng , taken in
the public schools.iovoral light
cases have developed.
Two hundred and forty carloads of
hay have been shipped this winter
from Seneca to secMc 's of the state
where ( be crop was a lailure.
Farmers in ( lie vicinity of Corsica
nro organizing for the purpose of de
manding a reduction in the telephone
rates charged in that locality.
The city council at Flandroau has
authorized tbe purchase of a larce
imioiint of additional equipment for
the local volunteer fire department.
William O. Herbolsheimer , a fore
man , and Joseph Huron , an engineer ,
in the Marie Twain mine at Terry ,
were killed instantly in a bad explo
The Fourth regiment band of Wn-
tertown is making preparations for a
big year. Se\eral big tours will be
taken and a number of the larger
cities of the country will bo visited.
Clifford Thompson of Alpbena was
thrown from a young horse and per
haps fatally injured. Ho believed
himself to bo but slightly hurt at
first , but serious complications have
Plans for the extension of the Rapid
city , Black Hills and Western rail
way west from Mystic- are being free
ly discuss d by officials of tbe c.iin-
tmny , though no definite action lias
Mrs. Joseph Tibbetts of Yankton
ms received word from her daughter
i ho eloped with Clifford Rico last
' 'riday , to the effect that tbo two were
narricd In Chicago. Both parties are
ilgh school students.
Two young men at Salem attempted
to hrenk up a public meeting In the
cboolhouse there and wore fined $15
ach by a local justice.
Mrs. Frank Oilman , aged 00 , of Ver-
ilon. was found fiozen to death in the
snow drifts near bor home. She had
'o-t ' her way in rotnrnlng from town.
Cr.tl'e sMi'ii cuts from the vicinity
'if ' Polio Fonrcho have fallen much
' - | fnnrnal and railway men state
' -it It will bo some years before they
s 'II get hack on a normal basis.
The county commissioners of Pen-
nlnglon county have pledged them
selves to the building of two bridges
across tbo Cheyenne liver In that
county. Tbo total cost will be about
? : i : .ouo.
Mrs. lOmily H. Sche-ibol and her
sitter , Miss Mattlo Honslo , wore badly
burned when a gasoline stove over
which they wore working exploded.
They extinguished tbo flames In their
clothing by diving Into snow drifts.
The report of the state railway com
mission shows that the railways of the
state paid 1,897,874.51 In local and
state taxes during the past year.
A homo Industry meeting at Aber
deen was attended by practical } ' every
business man In town. An organiza
tion to promote the US'of ' homo prod
ucts was perfected.