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THE NORFOLK NEWS : 11UDAY , MA1UJII 18. 100U , 11
I 4 TO SKK NOTHING or to co tlihiRB illmlyls cortnlnlyn mlefor- luno. It need not bo n pormniiont ono , howovor. jty the UBO of Bultnblo EYEGLASSES Oil SPECTACLES ftccurntolr flttocl by UB , tlio eMit can bo Im proved if not fully restored to iioriiiiil couili- Much attention is plvcii lioro to the tcethiK of the eyes nnd the mnkiiiK of KluesoH. Wo nro Bticcoesful in 11 UUCB of work boonuso > r \vo have the nocossnry knowlcdgo and skill and nlso modern iiutrumonts , DR , MARQUARDT , OPHTHALMOLOGIST , WORTH ITS WEIGHTS GOLD The Elkhorn B. & S. nssocia ion will make yon a lonii to bnild or bay ou fa vorable terms. T. E. ODIORNE , Secretary. V' ! PAR.ISH THE RELIABLE GROCER PARISH Walkover Shoes IBXDIR $3.50 AND $4.00. STAPENHORST & CO.'S. We Keep Open Evenings until 9:00 : o'clock. The Palace Shoe Stoe FRIDAY FACTS. Mr. and Mrs. August Fisher wel comed a 12-pound boy to their homo in this city this morning. Norfolk Rebecca lodge is to give a box social to the Odd Fellows of the oity and their ladies on "Wednesday evening of next week. The West Side whist club met last night with Dr. and Mrs. Frank Baiter nnd attempted to forgot the nloasaut weather outside in a series of interest ing games. The occupants of some Norfolk build ings would be decidedly inconvenienced by a cold wove at this timOi as the fur naces in a number of them have been under water for several days nnd there has been no opportunity for providing heat while the Hood was assorting it- self. If the warm weather would but con. tinno until the lumps and ruts had been worked out of the street nnd roads , life would bo bettor worth the living for toauistors nnd others who hnvo occasion to use the thoronghfnros for any pur pose. A freeze-up would huvo n con trary effect. The painters of Norfolk have entered upon tholr season's work with an energy that promises a much improved 'appear- nnco of the city after the season has oloscd. Alrendy n number of store fronts have boon painted nnd moro nro to rccoivo the same treatment , whllo the number of residences that will ho improved by now dressings of paint is not to bo approximated , but it is conceded - coded thnt there will bo nn unusual amount of that k.ud of work douo in the residence portion. An oncatnpmont of the I. O. O. F. , n higher brunch of thnt order , is to bo Institute ! at Noligh tonight nud the de grees conferred ou n number of appli cants. Visitors will bo present from several neighboring encampments to assist in the work. The following dele gation from Elkhorn camp of this city , loft for Noligh ou the noon train : 0. E. Doughty , pant grand patriarch ; S. 11. MoFarlaud , Rev. J. F. Ponohor , E. A. Lowe , O. IS. Saterloo , A. O. Kooh and S. F. Dunn. At the train they met Grand Patriarch J. O. Shnw of Teka- mnh , who goes to take n part in the proceedings. Spring temperature assorted itself to n gratifying degree yesterday. The mercury rose until it stood in the tube at the highest point it lias attained since October 69 degrees which is n near approach to n temperate eon dition. Under the wnrm sunshine , the Brass started , the buds on the trees began to swell , and n day or two moro would have brought into lifo sleeping vegetation. People wore enticed out of dco-fl to work in the yard or garden , or to take a walk in the open air. The condition was too good to last and the promise of the weather bureau for colder weather and storms was carried out this morning , when the wind was in the north and the clouds hung heavy nnd low , ready to precipitate snow or rain at a moment's notice. It was nice while it lasted though and the people will wait and long for more. Pickerel nt Knro's Two good iniloh cows for Bale cheap. Mrs. 0. A. Alexander , North Eleventh street. For Sale. 300 bushels G-rowed barley. Will ship in sacks to any point. CO cents per bushel at Norfolk. S. HOYT , 428 South Third street. Celery. Karo. WANTED Two or three lots in a good location. J. H. C < ) NLEY. - Wanted. We have several customers looking for houses and lots , ranging in price from $700 to § 1,600. Anyone having such properties for sale are requested to como in and list same with us. & SKILER. Apply nt once. $1 00 n week to np- prentices. J. & E. DCRLAND. A snap in n house in good location , $450 if sold quick. J. H. CONLEY. Special Notice. All parties using city water under the flat rate have had n stntment of the nmonnt due from November 1 , 1002 , to May 1 , 1903. No more stntements will be sent. If you find that the water does not flow , it is nsign that the water rental has not been paid. Give this your immediate attention and save cost. Respectfully , O. F. W. MARQUARDT , Water Commissioner. Two hundred head range horses , $35.00 per bend , on'board cars at Tilford , S. D. All colts from 19Q3 thrown in. For sale by G. R. Seller , Norfolk. A Guarnteed Attraction. Geo. H. Spear , resident manager : ' Yon may give my guarantee to the patrons 'of ' the Auditorium for "The Everlasting Devil's Auction , " ns being the only nnd original production , and that it bears nothing of an immornl or unsavory nature and can bo attended by the most refined nnd will meet with their unanimous approval. * A. B. BEALL. Anticipating the usual rush for seats which is the invnriablo rule everywhere else , nt lenst , the sale for "Tho Devil's Auction" on Saturday , March 14 , will opennt box office at 0:00 : a. m. on Fri day making n two dnys , instead of one day sole , as usual. GEO. H. SPEAU , Resident Manager. Fresh oysters today. Karo. For Sale. | 1,000 buys eight-room house on Second street. $1,200 buys seven-room house on Seventh street. $1GOO buys six-room * bouso nnd two lots on Tenth street. $1,500 buys s'x-room ' house nud two lots on Ninth street. $950 buys good house nt the Junction. $2,000 buys flue homo on Fourth street. $1,600 buys a good 80 acres five miles from Norfolk. GARDNER & SEILER. When Ohas. H. Yale originally pro dnced his famous spectacle the "Devil's Auction , " it was called "Tho Devil's Auction" or "The Golden Branch. " After n few years Manager Yale chris tened it "Tho New Devil's Auction. " A few more and it was known as "Tho Newer Devil's Auction. " Then came "Tho Newest Devil's Auction. " Then "Forever Devil's Auction. " Then again , "The Forever and Ever Devil's Auction,1' nnd finally upon reaching the 20th edition it becnme "Tho Ever lasting Devil's Auction , " and as it remains - mains "everlasting" upon this its 21st edition , it seems as if Manager Yale has reached the limit of its titles. At the Auditorium Saturday evening. Pierce County Murderer Paid Penalty at 12:53 : Today. HE WAS COOL UNTIL THE LAST. Trap Was Sprung by System of Electric Buttons. HIS EXECUTIONER UNKNOWN. Shook Hands With Officers Looked Around , Smiled nnd Said Nothing- Realized Awfulness of Crlmo De sired Burial at Pierce. Lincoln , March 12. Special to The News : At the touch of an oleotrio button Gottlieb Niegouiiud wont to his death on the penitentiary scaffold this afternoon. The fiendish slayer of his former wife nnd fnthor-in-lnw swung in the fatal nooeo nt 12:511 : o'clock. A few minutes after the trap had boon sprung , Niogunfiud was pronounced dead by the physicians. Up to the moment the rope was slipped about the criminal's neck , lie was perfectly cool. As ho approached the scaffold ho said nothing. Just before - fore the black cup was put over his head , Niegenflud looked around , smiled and shook hands with his minister , Mr. Allonbeok , nud the officers. Then ho stepper ! calmly into position and re ceived the hangman's IIOOBO. "You be nttho 'phono Saturday morning ' tell nil it " said ing and I'll you about , Niegonflnd to his guards last night bo- ford retiring for his 'final ' sloop on cnrth. Then the condemned man went to bed in his cell nud slept soundly until 0 : ! 50 o'clock this morning. Today a delegation of Salvation Army ofllcers brought flowers to the murderer. In talking this morning ho said that ho re alized the awfuluess of his oiimonu'l that ho was ready to pay the penalty. Ho also stated that ho hoped for diviuu forgiveuoES. As a last request Nicgouflnd ntked 'that ho might bo , if there were no objec tions , buried in the cemetery at Pierce. It wnsthero | that his victims were laid to rest. If there wore objections to his in- terniout there , ho took as n second 1 choice the wyukn cemetery at Lincoln. The body of the dead man will bo on ex hibition tomorrow forenoon at the Troy or undertaking rooms in Lincoln. There wore present at the hanging Warden Beoruei and Deputy Warden Jones ; Dr. Willmuth , Dr. Green and Dr. Houcks as witnesses , nnd the Rev. Mr. Allenbeck , who accompanied Niegenfind to the scaffold. The prisoner ate a hearty dinner just before noon. Nothing interfered with the execution of the court's decree. Every detail was arranged yesterday nnd nothing of the work remained today except the spring ing of the trap. The scaffold was placed in the west cell of the penitentiary , which was vacant , and it was so ar ranged that no one may ever know who dropped Niegenfind into eternity. There were four electric -buttons in a row , only ono of which was connected with the engine of denth. Each one of four dif ferent men , selected by the warden , hot n button assigned nnd had been in structed to press at a given signal. Jus ! at that in lant must spring the fata platform , nnd the lifeless form of Gott lieb Niegenfind , who but nn instant be fore had been a living being , must drop with n dull thud as n part payment for his wrong doing. STORY OF THE CRIME. Deeds for Which Gottlieb Niegenfind Hanged Today. The story of the the awful double murder and assault for which Niegen- flnd died this afternoon , is tragic in the extreme and sent a shudder through Norfolk six months ago yesterday which has not wholly worn away since. The crime for which his neck was slippet into the hangman's rope was committee 11 miles north of this oity on First street , a.ad was the killing of bis former wife , Anna Peters ; the killing of his father-in-law , Albert Broyer ; the shoot ing of his mother-in-law and an nssaul upon his sister-in-law , Lena Broyer This is the list of diabolical deeds o which Niegeufind was guilty in nn awful half hour just at sunset on the evening of September 11. The coun upon which he was tried and con demned to death by Judge Boyd wa the murder of his wife ; the otho counts were held in case of fnrthe neod. In April , 1901 , Gottlieb Nlegenfim and Anna Peters , n young widow , were married in Pierce county. Dislike developed velopod between Niogeufind nud hit fnther-in-lnw , Albert Breyer. Severn months Inter Niogeufind decided to move north into Wisconsin. His wif was afraid of him and dared not go He left in nn angry mood and nothinj was Been of him nor heard from him until the day of the murder. Meanwhile while a little son had boon born to hi wife , whiolrwas 5 months old at tb time its mother wns shot awny from it On the morning of September 11 Nio genflud wont to the homo of his father- in-law , whore his wife had remainedand asked to see the child. Ho was viscions and n ohnnco to steal the infant wns re fused him. Ho went away , cursing and muttering dire threats. Ho walked to Pierce and his anger rose. By the time ho reached the town ho was ornzed with rage nnd bought a revolver. Then to wnrd evening ho turned around nnd started back to the llreycr homo , I Murder In His Eye. I Along the \viiy ho mot people with n sullen look and nn ugly glare. Just nn . the harvest HUH was pinking down behind - hind thu hills nnd casting a nhndow over 'that ' peaceful old farm yard , Niogenfind civmu through the gate. Albert Hroyor , n kind old Gorman who hud lived in the good will of his neighbors for HI yearn' , wns stnndlng at the barn door , with n pitch fork in his hand , finishing up the work of the day closing his lifo for ever. With mi oath the vlmnoiiH duvil played n gun upon the old follow nnd began to fill him with lend , Ono after another , n half do/.on hissing bullets sank into the body of Albert Broyor and then , the firing oapaolty of the weapon having boon exhausted , thu empty nhullR were thrown out and thu cylinder re loaded. At the noise , the farmer's wife hurried to the side of her mate nud be gan to help him , reeling with pain , to ward the house. They had gained but a yard , however , when the second charge of bullets oamo. Ono missed the man nud pierced the shoulder of the aged woman , while six moro woru lodged in the frame of Broyor. For this n second reloading had boon necessary , Then cnnio the ono-timo wife of thu murderer. When she saw what had liapponed si 10 started around the barn to escape his fiendish firo. Ho saw this and tun cd to meet her. AH she rounded thu corner shot her down in her tracks , with three quick balls from the fatal barrel , Glancing bnek to inalto Huro tint his fi rat victim was done for amrroassurlng himself that the woman whom ho had promiHud to love and protect would rise no more , the brute turned away and started down the hide of n little ravine which ran through the yard. Ho had gone but n few stops when ho met Lena Broyor , n 19-yoar-old slster-in law , face to faco. She win rotnmi"g from a neighboring farm , whore she had run to give the alarm. Assaults Sistcr-ln-Lnw. Without an instant's hesitation Nio- Kcnflnd leveled the gun nt her head nnd then , with all the boundless force of a man insanely mad , grasped her in his arms with hellish intent. But ho knew not with whom ho had to reckon. Luna Uroyor had boon reared on a farm nnd had driven a mower and pitched hay in the field. Every muscle of her bony was developed like those of n trained athlete and she could meet the follow blow for blow. Added to her strength was the iron determination to protect her honor and she fought harder and harder. For several moments thny struggled furiously there ou the slope of that ravine , the ono n masculine beast whoso mind know no law except ho basest instincts of the animal that 10 was ; the other a woman , striving with all the strength nnd energy that she had , nnd even staring denth in the 'ace , to protect her God given virtue of 'emininity. The Girl Won. Lena Breyer won the battle. Pounded into physical subordination by a 19-year-old girl , Gottlieb Niogeufind was also whippcd into moral cowardice 3y the woman. Ho had n loaded ; nn with which ho could have taken icr life in an instant ; ono which had already shot her three nearest relatives ; and another killing from which would bo immaterial to him so far as his fate was concerned. But he respected Lena Breyer nnd he lot her live. "I guess I won't kill you , " ho Fnid , nnd disap peared with an ugly laugh down into the ravine. Albert Broyer , riddled with n dozen balls of lead , lived nil thnt night nnd until sunrise of the following morning. He tnlked freely nnd signed a will ; then be died nnd was stretched out , beside bis daughter , in the homo. Shortly after the murdered farmer passed awny , a reporter for THE DAILY NEWS arrived on the scene and gave the story to the public early that afternoon. His Escape and Capture. After he had done bin deeds , Niegon- flnd went to a farm house a few miles away and spent the night , unknown as n murderer. The next morning ho was driven to near Winsido nnd secured work on n farm , dnving cattle. The country was hunted high nnd low nil the next dny by posses of men who were bound to take the Inw into their own hnnds if ho was caught. Pictures wore sent over the country and trains wore watched. Blood hounds from the state penitontinry wore tried but no trail was satisfactory. For n time it was thought the fellow had made good his escape. A re ward was offered by Pierce county of $300 nnd nnothor by the stnto of $200 for the capture of Niegeuflud. Five days passed and no clue could be found to the missing man. Several suspicions looking men were arrested but none wns Niegenflud. Then , on Wednesday afternoon , September 17tho culprit was located near Winside. With n shot gun , n rfle nud n revolver , his body was filled with nearly 75 lead pel lets nnd he wns finally taken by Dave Leary , Perry Boornm nnd Frank Loose Until he was brought to his knees Niegeufind fought like mad nud nearly struck the three men with his half dozen bullets. Ho wns severely hurt but recovered and was taken to Lincoln to await his hearing. Sentenced to Die. In the > district court ot Pierce county Niegonflnd was tried on the charge of murdering his wife and the case given to the jury on October 31. The jury was out 21 hours , two men holding for lifo imprisonment. Finally the denth penalty wns fixed , however , nud the date sat by Judge Boyd was March 13 this Friday , between sunrise and sunset. ' That penalty has now been paid by Gottlieb Niegouiiud , and his ugly head , without whoso existence the fann of the one-time Albert Breyer might now be n happy home , rests limp and lifeless and cold upon his beefy shoulders. Republican Convention. A delegate convention of the republi can oloctoiH of thu oity of Norfolk and of the Hohool district of the oity of Nor folk , is hereby railed to moot in the otty hull on Thuntdny evening , March H ) , 1IKK ) , nt 8 o'clock p. in , for the ptirpoho of placing in nomination the following candidates to bo voted for at the elec tion to ho hold April 7 , UK ) ! ) , viv. : Mayor , olorlt , tronnurur , onglnour and two inomberH of thu bonrd of education and for thu tranmiatton of nuoh othnr buslnoHs IIH may como loforo it. The roproHontatlvuH nt said convention chilli bo IIH follow * , First ward fi , Second ward 10 , Third wnrd 18 , Fourth ward 11 , outHldo pro olnct n. It is recommended ( lint the various wardn hold caucuses for thu purpose of oloottng dologatotj to said convention and for nominating ono councilman for each wnrd on the Wednesday ovuning preceding - coding such convention , Ah JOIINHON , J. W. HANSOM , M. O. HAV.ICN , W. II LlVINdKTON , Goiniulttoomen. First Wnrd Caucus. The republican electors of the First ward are hereby onllod to moot in a iiHH canons on Wodnesdny evening , March 18 , 19011 , at S o'olock p. m. nt the oity hall , for the purpose of nominating ono councilman , thu election of flyo delegates to the city convention to beheld hold the following day , and the trans action of such other business an may come before it. Ar , JOIINHON , Oonunlttoeiniin. Second Wnrd Caucus. The republican electors of the Second wnrd are hereby called to moot in n mass cauouH on Wednesday evening , March 18 , 19011 , at 8 o'clock , at the office of J. W. Ransom for the purpose of nominating ouo councilman , the elec tion of ton delegates to the oity conven tion to bo held thu following dny , nnd the trnnsnutiou of such other business us may como before it. J. W. IlANBOM , Cominittooman. Third Ward Caucus. The republican electors of the Third wnrd are hereby culled to moot in a UIOHS caucus on Wednesday evening , March 18 , 190 ! ) , at 8 o'clock at the city hall , for the purpose of nominating ono councilman , the election of eighteen delegates to the city convention to beheld hold the following day , and the trans action of such other business as may ooaio before it. M. O. HA'/HN , Cominittooman. Fourth Ward Caucus. The republican electors of the Fourth > vnrl nro hereby called to moot in n mnsH canons on Wednesday evening , March 18 , 1003 , at 8 o'clock at the Junction hose house for the purpose of nominat ing one councilman , the election of three delegates to the city convention to bo hold the following day , aud the transaction of such other business as may como before it. it.W. W. H. LIVINOSTON , Oommittceman. Trout and catfish. Karo. Have yon nmbitionV Hnvo yon n Scrnuton School Scholarship ? Have you talked with Chester A Fuller ? Dr. F. G. Walters succeeds to the practice of Dr. Kiesan. 'Phone , ofllco and residence 18. FOR SALE The best southeast corner lot in Norfolk. For quick sale will take ? 550 spot cash for the lot and a half sidewalk , trees and splendid location. TRAOY & DORLAND. HATS. . . . A fall line of the season's neb biest shapes. They are the NEWEST shades and every bat in the houf , is now this season. J. W. HUMPHREY l-M-l-m-H-I-H-H-H-M-H-H-H-I" CKPS FOR SPRING WEAR. Thorn nm several Now Shnpo.s ; thin rioniion , boHldos the old OIIOH. . KnbrloM nro HHO now in id wo think inoru doHlruhlu tlnui over. ; DnyH n wood nil WK > 1 cloth Cup , . nny nhnjio you want. SOo Btiyii thu boot silk lined nnd the | btiHt of niiitorliilH. Every ono * . uunrniiloud mid nil hour the Union - ion Ltibol. THE STAR ; Clothing Store -H-H-H-H-H-M-1-H-H-H-H-I-H-1 HOFFMAN & VIELE. | Make Your Old Couches. lll < o now by putting on ono of our now Couch Covers PricoB ran go from $1.50 to $4.50 , nnd the prettiest put * turiiH you over HIIW. Wo huvo added n line of , . elegant Portion ) nt pricus < 1 that will Hell them. Wo huvo n Hiimpln line of o Hookers. SEE THEM. : HOFFMAN & VIELE , DIZZINESS ! HEADACHE ! and blurring are often the results of defective - fectivo vision which are remedied by correctly fitted glasses. K.W.WILLIAMS 12 Bishop Block. i Our First Apprentices Showing EARLY Spring Wear is Now f For Inspection at Inskeep's Apprentices Millinery.