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\ " . . . HKvtC \ ' -NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS- ENAL. NORFOLK , NEB1USKA , FRIDAY , MAllClI 26 , 1002 , 9 ? Vv1' ? Wv TVVV vvWvVVV VvVV7VWVWWWvW wwvwTrw rvw - - TTww-wwirw Tw * * * * * * * * * - - - ' WW-WTTT-WT-WWWWTWWWWWW'WWVWT V WT'WWVVWWWWVW TVWWWW BAUM BROS. , Norfolk. Nebr Exclusive Clothing and Cents' Furnishing House. WE beg leave to announce to our Friends and Patrons that the long contemplated change in our business has been accomplished , and we have converted the space occupied previously by our Dry Goods into one of the finest Clothing Rooms in the state , aiid are now in position to show an immense and by far the largest and best Stock of MEN'S , BOYS' and CHILDREN'S CLOTHING and GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS in this city. A Stock Second to None in Northeastern Nebraska for Style , Assortment , Quality and Popular Prices. Our Gents' Furnishing Goods Stock will be a surprise to everyone i > i < when completed. A A SPECIAL FEATURE ! OUR LMDIES' DEPARTMENT. In addition to our Clothing Stock , we have also inaugurated a Ladies' Department , of Ladies' Ready Made Suits , Skirts , Waists and Cloaks , and it will be our endeavor and pride to make this department as complete and rich in selection as in any city many times the size of Norfolk. No opportunity has been overlooked to get the best and newest at popular prices. , V In asking for your patronage in this new enterprise , we can with all sincerity assure you that our principles , which ( have been main * tained for so many years , GIVING. FULL VALUE FOR EVERY DOLLAR , will be strictly adhered to. We extend to all a cordial invitation to come and see the new store and inspect our goods. BMUM BROS. Traffic on Northern Pacif.c Again Interrupted. MILES OF PRAIRIE SUBMERGED. Melting Snows and Heavy Rains Cause a Flood In North Dakota and Railways - ( ways Can't Navigate Southern j States Suffer from 8-Inch Rainfall. St. Paul , March 28. For the second time within two weeks the main line of the Northern Pacific is blocked and passenger traffic is seriously inter rupted. Ten days ago the North Da kota section of the line was tied up by the worst storm in 15 years , ac companied by fierce winds , tremendous deus shows and midwinter tempera ture. Reports today show that trains are now blocked by spring ; rains and floods over miles of prairies. The sudden change in temperature melted the now. Then came very severe rains , which have transformed stretches of prairie near Mandan , N. D. , and between Mandan and James town into veritable lakes. At many points the main line tracks are com pletely covered by the water. Far ther north the Great Northern line has uttered severely , although the Hoods have not been severe enough to block trains. Still farther north the "Soo" line has had trouble , although being In a more broken country it has been less affected. Trains on both lines are delayed. The Northern Pacific overland from the west , duo hero Wed nesday afternoon , has not yet arrived. VICK8BURQ ALMOST CUT OFF. Mississippi Has Nearly Eight Inches of Rainfall. Floods ' in Mississippi. ( Vlcksbu'rg , Miss. , March 28. Nearly eight inches of rainfall in the past 48 hours has almost isolated Vicksburg. Not a train on the Yazoo and Missis sippi Valley road has entered or left the city since 8:30 : last night , when a . ' ' < passenger train left for Now Orleans. i ? .This train only succeeded In getting u as far as Port Gibson , 18 miles south , .whore the tracks are washed away for two miles. Another train ran into a washout near Port Gibson , the ongtno , mall and baggage cars going into the ditch. No ono was seriously hurt. Passenger trains are stalled north and south of this city. Inside the damage amount p8 veral thousand del lars. Very little news is received from outlying districts. The loa $ la undoubtedly heavy and it is feared there was a number of casualties. TORNADO IN ARKANSAS. Destroys Property In Clark County and Injures Several Persons. Little Rock , Ark. , March 28. Ad vices from Belrno , Clark county , state that a tornado swept over that town yesterday , destroying much property and Injuring several persons. The Yeager hardwood plant and the J. G. Clark mill wore unroofed. The school house , which was a one-story frame , was blown down , as was part of J. D. Robinson's hotel , a cottage occupied by Jud Davis and another occupied by W. B. Hay. The wife and baby of the latter were Injured. A string of 25 cars standing on the Iron Mountain railroad tracks was blown an eighth of a mile down the road. Pennsylvania Mine Burning. Connellsvllle , Pa. , March 28. A big flre Is burning fiercely at the Whlttsett mine of the Plttsburg Coal company , 1C miles west of here. Firemen and hose have been sent from hero to as sist in extinguishing the flames. The flre started from a hot bearing at the fan which supplies the mine with air. In a short time the mine was a raging furnace. Fortunately no miners we're in the part where the flro started. If the fire Is not conquered soon , it may bo necessary to turn the water of the river into the mine , which would re sult in enormous loss. Second Fire In Same Plant. Chicago , March 28. For the second end time within CO days flro attacked the plant of the Potter Wall Paper company at 408-410 Illinois street , and entailed a loss of $100,000. In the pre vious flro the stock was damaged to the extent of $00,000. The manager , Stuart Waring , said ho believed the fifes wore of Incendiary origin. The fire yesterday started in a two-story annex and spread quickly to the main structure , where it burned through four floors. 4 May Prosecute Lynchera. La Junta , Colo. , March 28. The au thorities claim to have the names of some of the leaders in the lynching of W. H , Wallace , the colored railway porter charged with assault on Mrs. Henrietta Miller , and it is said prose cutions will bo begun against them at the April term of court. The coroner's Jury found that Wallace came to his death by "gunshot wounds and strong , ulation at the hands of unidentified persons. " Committee is Appointed by Speaker Henderson. EXCITEMENT IN THE HOUSE. Grave Offenses Alleged Against Mem bers of Congress 'and Press In Con- nectlon With Sale of Danish West Indies Involves Agent of Denmark. Washington , March 28. A genuine sensation was caused in the houao yesterday by the presentation by Mr. Richardson of Tennessee , the Demo cratic leader , of charges alleging the corrupt use of a fund of $500,000 In connection with tbo sale of the Danish West Indies. The charges were con tained in an alleged secret report of Captain Walter Christmas to the Dan ish government , who alleged that he had employed corrupt means to bring about the negotiations for the sale of the islands. The reports from which Mr. Richardson read mentioned the names of Abner McKtnley and his partner , Colonel Brown , C. W. Knox , who was described ae "an Intimate friend of Senator Hanna , " Richard P. Evans , who was said to represent "Mr. Gardner and his friends In the house. " and two press associations , the names of which were not given , as having been interested in the matter. The charges against members of congress were not specific. Upon the basis of this report , Mr , Richardson asked the adoption of a resolution for the appointment of an Investigating committee of seven. The speaker ruled that the matter was privileged after Mr. , Richardson had amended his resolution so as to specifically Include - cludo members of the house. Great excitement attended the whole pro ccedlng. Mr. Cannon of Illinois insist ed that Mr. Richardson's presentation was fragmentary and that the whole matter should go over until members might read the documents presented , which included newspaper extracts , affidavits , etc. , In the records. Christ mas , ho declared , on his own statement mont was a briber and worse , but the house voted down the motion to post pone and the resolution , after being amended In minor particulars , was adopted. The speaker appointed the following committee to make the In vesUgatlon : Dalzoll ( Rep. , Pa. ) , Hltt ( Rep. , Ills. ) , Cousins ( Rep. , la. ) , Me- Call ( Rega Mass. ) , Richardson ( Do , Tenn. ) , Dlnsmore ( Dem. , Ark. ) and Cowherd ( Dem. , Mo. ) . The Resolutions. The resolution presented by Mr. Richardson Is In part as follows : "Whereas , one Walter Christmas , a subject of Denmark , who is now , and who has been for several years , a diplomatic agent of Denmark , author ized and empowered to negotiate the sale of the Danish West Indian Isl and to the United States , and who was also the agent of the United States for the purchase of said Islands , has submitted a secret and confidential re port to his own government , and , "Whereas , the said Christmas , agent and representative as aforesaid , In his report to his government , de clares and sets forth among other things the fact that the government of Denmark has contracted , agreed and obligated Itself to pay and turn over to him , the said Christmas , 10 per centum , or about $500,000 of the proceeds of the purchase money aria- Ing from the sale of said islands to the United States when the same shall have been paid by the United States to Denmark , for the express purpose as has been declared and set forth by him in his said secret report to his government , for the bribing of mom- here of the United States congress , In cluding members of the house of rep resentatives and other prominent citi zens of this country , and so subsidiz ing American legislators to the end that the pending treaty between the United States and Denmark for the Bale of the Islands by the latter to the former government bo may con summated. " The army appropriation bill was sub sequently passed without material amendment and a rule was adopted to make the bill to retire officers of the revenue cutter service a continuing or der until disposed of , the order not to Interfere with appropriation or reve nue bills or conference reports. Meysenburg Convicted of Bribery. St. Louis , March 28. Emll A. Moysonburg , member of the house of delegates , was convicted of bribery In connection with the Suburban Street railway franchise legislation In Judge Douglas' court last evening , after a trial lasting four days and his punishment mont fixed at three years in the penl tentlary. Found Guilty of Manslaughter. Washington , Ind. , March 28. After hours of debate , the jury In the wife- murder case against Frank Purcell yesterday returned a verdict , finding him guilty of manslaughter. Purcell was tried Uet fall for the WALL PAPER. Just received , an immense shipment All the now styles , colorings and grades. Phone No. lf ! 5 or send us word and wo would bo glad to show yon our books of samples. Can toll yon what it would cost on the wall if yon like. Can furnish hangers on short notice when desired. Get your papering done early before the spring rush begins , when hangers are bard to got. Largo line Window Shades , Picture Mouldings , &c. , &o. , always on hand at the BOOKSTORE , ROBERT UTTER. NORFOLK , NEBRASKA. ( W. H. HOCHOLZ. President Norfolk JALKXANDKB HKAH vice ( K. W. ZUTZ , Cashier. National Bank. OLDEST ESTABLISHED BANKING BUSINESS IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA Capital , $100,000.00 Surplus , $20,000.00 Does a General Bankine Business , Buys and Soils Exchange. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. Drafts and Money Orders Sold on any Point in Earopg. A General Steamship and Foreign Passage Business Transacted. A.DKAB , F. P. HANLON , F.J. UALK , W. H.BUOHOW , WU. H.A. IUINBOLT 8.8. COTTON. M-i"M"M"M-H"i 1.1 . M-M.M-M.M i H-H-H-H-I-H-H-H-H-H-M-M' ' Get What You Ask for at 11 UHLE'S GROCERY. ALL ORDERS are filled promptly and with care. Our goods are FIRST-CLASS iu every particular. Wo know precisely what is wanted by our custom- ers. We aim to Give you the BestSValue j ! for Your Money. South side Main St. .