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< J TUB .NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL " " lor/en/ U * / . . i / PART ONE NOKKOUC , Nl'llUIASKA ' , I-MMDXY , ( HTOUKK UJJ , I'.in ' ; ! . PAGES 1 TO 8 "Wives of Two Well Known Bankers Died Last Night. STANTON AND BATTLE CREEK. Mrs. William Gcrecke Dies Very Sud denly in Omaha , Before Husband Reaches Bedside Mrs. Richardson of Battle Creek III but Four Days. A message was received in Norfolk Friday night from Omaha , announc ing the death of Mrs. William Go- recite of Stanton , who had been In an Omaha hospital during the past two weeks. Mrs. Oerecko formerly lived in Norfolk and has many friends here \vho wore shocked at the news of her death. Mrs. Gerecke was taken to the jiospltal two weeks ago and seemed to bo getting on well. Fri day , however , she suffered from a sinking spell and during the evening passed away. Mr. Gerecke at Stanton - ton was informed of the sinking and started for Omaha on a freight train before news of the death came. 13. II. Gereclte of Norfolk Is a son and lie left for Omaha on Saturday morn ing. Mrs. Lillian Hope , a daughter , was at the bedside of her mother. Dr. Frank Gereclte , a dentist In Min neapolis , Is another son. Besides many friends , Mrs. Gerecke had a number of relatives In Norfolk. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam Gereclto made their homo In Korfolk , but have lived In Stanton during the past ten years where Mr. Ooreckc Is cashier of the First Na tional bank. The funeral will be held in Stanton - ton at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. MRS. F. W. RICHARDSON. Died at Home Near Battle Creek Last Night. Mrs. F.V. . Richardson died last night at her' homo three miles east of Dattle Creek , of spinal meningitis. She had been sick only four days , Tint so rapid were the ravages of the disease that , although she was attended by physicians from Battle Creek and Norfolk and a specialist from Omaha and everything done than human Ingenuity could suggest , their efforts were unavailing and she passed away at 11 : SO last night. The funeral will bo held tomorrow jiftcrnoon. There will bo a short prayer service at the house at 1 o'clock and the funeral service will be held In the M. E. church at Battle Creek at 2 o'clock , conducted by Rev. Mr. Eg- gleston. Emily Bartlett was born in Clayton county , Iowa , fifty-two years ago. In September , 1807 , she was married to Fred W. Richardson , and two years later they came to Madison county and took as a homestead the land which has since developed into the splendid farm where the family now reside. Their residence on the place has been continuous exceptdur ing the time that her husband served as county clerk , when his family lived In Madison. Besides her husband , who Is a well Known farmer and banker in Maul son county , she leaves nine children to mourn her loss : George Richard son of Madison ; Mrs. J. W. Palmer of Emerick ; Mrs. H. Barnes of Bat tle Creek ; Bertha , Fred W. , jr. , Ben , Ruth , Richard , Frank and Margaret. Margaret was nine years old yester day. THRASHING MACHINE BURNED , Fire Near Oakdale Destroys Two Stacks of Grain and a Thrash ing Outfit. Oakdale , Oct. 10. Special to The "News : Sparks from a steam thrash ing engine set fire to the straw on a farm three miles south of this place Saturday and burned two stacks of grain for the farmer , besides burning the thrashing machine , which was the property of A. Martin. The machine was one of the latest pattern and the loss to Mr. Martin will be heavy. MEADOW GROVE PRESS SOLD. George Recroft , Well Known Young Man , Buys Plant. Meadow Grove , Neb. , Oct. 17. Special to The News : The Mcadov Grove Press has changed hands. I has been sold to George Recroft , for merly a druggist hero , who Is we ! known throughout the county am has many friends here. The forme owner , W. P. Evans , has not definite ly declfled upon future plans. THERE IS STEALING OF GRIPS , Travelers are Losing Their Satchel Pretty Fast These Days , off the Trains. "Commercial travelers and otho people who are on the road more o less , " said John Thorpe , one of the best known hotel men between Nor folk and Omaha , "are Just now hang ing tightly to their grips every time they get onto a train. There seoma to he a gang at work 'getting every grip they can and travelers by the olozon are reporting losses. " "Last year it was overcoats. Nearly everyone who came In would have lost his coat on the road or In some hotel. This year It Is grps | and a man has to watch his suit case pretty closely or It will get off the train before - fore ho does. " "That was worked In Wlsnor last week. " said a man from that place , "A couple of acrobats for the carnival nine up from Omaha and took off a traveler's case. When ho reached Norfolk he missed It and had the fel- ows arrested. They got out of It on he ground of Ignorance claimed hey didn't know they were taking my grips but their own. " WISNER CARNIVAL CLOSES. oed Crowds Attend and the Affair Is a Success. Wlsnor , Nob. , Oct. 10. Special to The News : The Wlsnor Kern Kami- val closed Saturday night with a big crowd and a good time. A largo crowd came up from towns below WIsner and the affair was made a ilg success. ARREST HORSE THIEF IN WISNER , Fellow Who Stole Animal at Colum bus Comes Into Town and Tries to Sell It. "The other day a man rode a horse Into WIsner , " said a man from that town , "and tried to sell the animal tea a liveryman. The horse lilted the de scription of the Columbus horse that was stolen. 'I have a friend who wants to buy such a horse , ' said the liveryman , and a half hour later the marshal arrested the stranger. He admitted that ho had stolen the Col umbus horse and said ho did it just because he wanted to get out of town and didn't see any easier way to do It. " NEW WATERWORKS AT EMERSON , System Is In Progress of Construc tion and a Fire Department Has Been Organized. Emerson , Neb. , Oct. 17. Special to The News : Emerson will soon bo prepared to fight off the fire fiend and prevent the loss of property as far as it is possible for an up-to-date waterworks plant and an energetic and fully equipped fire department to prevent this clement from working disaster. A new waterworks system Is now In process of conslnu lion and it Is hoped to have It ready for service in a short time. The water will be pumped into a standpipe 20 feet in height and will bo available from the mains radiating in all directions from the supply tank. A fire department lias been organ- )7od ) ami Is preparing to use the sys tem effectively when occasion re quires as soon as the system is'avail able. At a recent ball $230 was taken in , which will go toward equipping the department with handsome uni forms and necessary apparatus. A fire boll has been received urd will soon bo erected on a fire tower for the purpose of giving the alarms. Curfew Bell. Last winter the children woio warned olT the streets of Emerson at 8 o'clock for a few evenings by the ringing of the school house bell , but there was some objection to the In novation and the ringing of the cur few boll was discontinued. It was resumed about two weeks ago and as soon as the fire bell is elevated to its position on the new fire tower that will be substituted for the school house bell and the ringing continued during the winter. LYNCH. F. A. Putnam was down from Butte : > vor Sunday. H. Van Pelt drove to O'Neill Tues- ilay on a business trip. Lynch now has the largest artesian well in the state of Nebraska. Mrs. Geo. Stacks and baby went to Creighton Tuesday morning to visit her parents. Joe Rulss has moved Into the new dwelling built by A. Nnrenberger in the west part of town. Mrs. A. M. McFarland and Miss Etta McFarland started Saturday morning for Norfolk and other points down the road for an extended visit with relatives and friends. The infant daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Walden died Monday evenIng - Ing after a short Illness of whooping cough. The little one was only twen ty-nine days old. The remains were taken to Randolph Tuesday morning , accompanied by the parents and Mrs. It. 11. Harris. . Wanted Men to travel through farming districts , advertising propo- hltlon. All expenses advanced. Use liveries. A. W. Watson , Queen City Hotel. Store Opens. The Superior Candy Kitchen , a now Htoro for Norfolk , has now been opened to the public at 322 Norfolk avenue and is starting out well. The Rcos building : , in which the store Is located , has been thoroughly'romod olcd and renovated. Everything is bright and clean and a first class line of confectionery and stationery is carried. Alvin Enilcy , Banker's Son Loses His Leg1. CAUGHT A RIDE ON TRAIN NO. G. Was Playing in His Own Yard When the Train Rolled In Caught on and Rode to the Station Third Time he Swung Proved Disastrous. * WIsner , Neb. . Oct. lit.-Special to I'ho News : Alvin Kmloy , the lit-yoav- > ld son of Banker Kmloy of this city , fell beneath train No. ittho casthound mssongor on the Northwestern road , re terday alternooii and \wis so bad- y crushed about the foot that his Inib had to be amputated midway be tween the Knee and auKlo. Remarkable Run With a Special. A special train from Norfolk , carry ing the company physician. Dr. P. 11. Sailer , was made up and ran the dis tance of thirty miles In just twenty- Ighl minutes. The engine was drlv- u liy Bert Ituehnor and Conductor Collins had charge. Caught on For Ride. Little Alvin Emley merely caught on for a ride as the monstrous pas senger train How bv. He was play ing In bis father's yard as the train came in and slacked up. lie made the step and rode to the station. Again as Iho train pulled out he swung to the platform and hopped off. , \ thlrd , time he made the Jump and this time ho slipped and fell beneath the wheels. Crushed Instep. The little fellow's instep was crushed as the car passed over his foot. Ho was carried home and Is resting there now. The accident oc curred at 1:1 : ! I o'clock. GLOVE CONTEST AT PIERCE. Bert Cody Retires a Norfolk Slugger in Three Rounds. Pierce , Neb. , Oct. 1 ! ) . Special to The News : A fair crowd of local sports attended the boxing match be tween Bert Cody oT this place and a Norfolk slugger Saturday night. The light was interesting , though rather one-sided and the Norfolk man was put out In three rounds by Cody. WEST POINT MEN ENJOY HUNT. Party of Nimrods are Having Sport in Cherry County. West Point , Neb. , Oct. 20. Special to The News : The party of local nimrods who are now hunting in Cherry county , are enjoying their trip to a degree , according to reports received here. They are to bo gone noddpibo IJOAV o.ii ! .Coin pun K > | on.OAI with all kinds of bait. Those in the party are Dr. H. S. Summers , City Treasurer Korow , M. E. Korl , Wil liam Broitinger , Henry Ickman and a number of others. A POSER FOR THE CENSUS MAN , Where Would be the Birthplace of the Little Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Miller ? Born , at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Conloy , sr. , at100 South Thir teenth street , to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller , Monday , a daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Miller reside south of the river , near the Burrol Reed farm. They had been In the city doing some trading and when on their way homo they stopped at the Conley place , where a daughter was welcomed be fore a physician could arrive to su pervise the reception. Temporary clothes for the little girl wore made In a hurry , and she is as pert as would bo expected from one who had arrived in regulation style and with duo warning of her advent. This Is the seventh child and the sixth daughter that has been horn to Mr. and Mrs. Miller , but Papa Mil ler was as delighted as a boy with his first pair of long pants. When the census enumerator makes his rounds in 1910 ho will have some difficulty In making his records show correctly in this particular. She was not born at sea. nor at home , but jiist happened Into the world onrouto be tween the city and the farm homo whore she will eventually bo adopted. The family of two that Mr. Conley threw open his doors to yesterday will leave , a family of three. Mean while the little family is patiently awaiting for the time to come when they can renew their interrupted jour ney to tholr farm homo south of the river and the hall doxen little sis ters who are keeping house are impa tiently awaiting the arrival of tholr latest relative. IMPROVING TRINITY CHURCH. Celling and Walls Will be Treated With a View to Permanency. Carpenters commenced the work 01 repairing the celling of the Episcopa church Monday morning , and will en deavor to have the work complete ! in time for services next Sunday. The plastering has become badly crackci and It is proposed to repair it permanently nontly by celling it over with incl lumber , that will bo cleated and the whole stained with flat oak. It Is considered that It will make a very pretty and permanent church offec when completed A new wall cover lug of burlap has been recohed. thai \\lll be applied before the work Is complete. Thb wall of the body of I he church will ho green and the chancel In red. The material to he applied Is expensive , but of a perma nent character that can bo renewed IIH to color , by pa'lntlng or staining. Slnco Rov. Mr. Wollls has boon rec tor I of the p'irlsh all repairs have been of a substantial character , and It Is calculated that the Improvements un dertaken i ( his week will make of the church i Interior ou of the Hues ! rooms In the city. FUNERAL , OF MRS. GERECKE. Number of Norfolk People Attend ed the Service at Stanton. The funeral of Mrs. William Gor- ccko was hold In Slanlon at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The ladles' quar tet consisting of Mrs. W. 11. Huchol/ , Mrs. Utter , Mrs. Green and Mrs. J. S. Matliowsouattended from this city. Among others present wore Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Buiidlck. Dr. and Mrs. A. Hoar. Mr. and Mrs. G. A Lulkarl , Herman Gerecke.Irving Gorooko , Mrs. John I ! . lla.Ns and Mrs. Asa K Leona - a rd FRANK PERRY PLAYED IN GAMF , Norfolk Boy Is Doing Wonders In Uni versity Athletics for a First Year Man. Frank Perry , the giant freshman in the state university who graduated fiom the Norfolk high school last spring , Is doing wonders at Lincoln and has already played on the regular 'uirslty team. In Saturday's game against the Indians he played rlg'ht lacklo throughout the game. It Is generally considered extraordinary lor a freshman to even play on the "scrub" or second team. STATE ODD FELLOWS IN LINCOLN Grand Encampment Meets Today and the Subordinate Grand Lodge Tomorrow. Lincoln , October 20. Special to The News : This is Odd Fellows' week In Lincoln , and already the ho tels are tilled with representatives from the several branches of the or der , who are hero U' attend the meet- Ings. The Initial meeting of the grand encampment " 111 be held today and the grand lodge soslsous of the subordinate branch will commence tomorrow , as will also the grand con vention of the Robokah lodge , Iho la- lies' auxiliary to the order. The piogram for the entertainment. ) f the capital" city's guests is olab- rate and will be in charge of a lo- ul committee headed by R.C.Ha/lett , V competitive drill by cantons of the 'atriarchs Militant will bo a feature , mil a grand parade on Wednesday , o be participated In by all branches ) f the order will attract attention. \ pri/o of $ I"'U will bo given to par Iclpifnts in the parade. ( rand lodge olilcers , including Irand Secretary I. P. Gage of Fro nont , are hero looking after the pro- imlnary arrangements for the meet ngs. ARREST HORSE THIEVES. Man and Boy Are Charged With Stealing Six Head of Horses. Burwoll , Neb. , Oct. 15. Will Brew er , a 1-year-old man , and Art Rus sell , a boy of 17 , of Chadron , No iraska , were arrested at Burwoll by \ M. Key , shcrilf and city mahsha > n orders from the sheriff of Cherrj county. The charge of stealing six lead of horses from MIke Severing ton is lodged against them. The prisoners , in charge of the sheriff of Cherry county , and Mike Sevevlngton , loft overland for Alns worth , Neb. , this morning. NEW SEWER IS NEARING FINISH Ditch Stretching South From Fourth Street to Courthouse Will be Connected. The now sewer from Norfolk a\ enuo to the government building at the corner of Fourth street and Mad ison avenue , is nearing completion and will bo ready to connect within a few more days. This sewer Is made to join the sewer which the government building will construct. It Is made by the city of Norfolk , I , M. Macy , Judge Isaac Powers and Colonel S. S. Cot ton , all property owners along Fourth street. The cost to the city , according to Instructions from the council , will not exceed $50. As originally .pro posed , Mr. Macy was going to build a sewer along his property , with a Much pipe. This Is increased to a ( i-lnch pipe. Missouri's Official Trial. Washington , D. C. , Oct. 21. Spec ial to The News : The navy depart ment is awaiting with interest the results of the olllclal trial of the battleship Missouri which takes place today over the Now England course. Experts who have inspected the ship express confidence In her ability to more than meet the speed require ment of 18i knots. Blew the Safe in O. A. Shram s Store Last THEY SECURE EIGHTY DOLLARS. eels Taken from Blacksmith Shop nntl Entrance Qnlnecl Through Front Door Thieves Escape In n Wngon nncl Will be Followed. Foster. Ni'lt. , Oct. lit.- Special to 'ho NOWH : The general merchandise tore of A. ( ) . Sohram was broken Into HHl Illglll , the Safe WHS bloWII IIPOH nil ! ? SO In cash WIIH scoured liy tlin tilovos , who iniiili' tholr escape In a agon , the trat'liM of which wore easy - y Hccn thin morning and will ho fol- owoil. The thieves gained entrance to tin ! ulldlng by removing the glass I'roin ho I'ronl door nnil turning the night itch. aflur which tlioy gave atlontlon o ( ln > safe , using a strong churn" of yiminlfo. 'I'ho H fo was badly \ rocked liy the explosion , anil the tore WUH Imilly littered. A cigar anil ilti | ) ease WIIH wrecked and othordam- go done. Mr. Sohrain , who sloops In a hack ooin , WIIH anniKcd hy tlui explosion nil frightened the robbers away ho- oru I hey had Ilini' lo load n | ) with Minds from the Htoro. which WIIH ovl- cntly tholr Intention IIH they had a ninher wagon with them , but they sue- cedi > d In making their eHcupe with he ? SO ciiHh that the Hafe contained. The loolH with which the robbery van coininltted weio secured from the ilacksmlth Hhop , which wan broken nto earlier In the evening. HUDDARD DANK LOOTED. Snfe Was Blown Open With Dynn mite Saturday Morning. Hnlilmrd , Neli. , Oct. 17. Special to The News : During last night rob- lors dynnmlteil the safe In the Hub- iiird State bank , securing ahont $1- (10 ( In cuHh. The officers of thlH hank ire I ) . F. Waters of Jackson , prowl- lent , and M. Waters. caHhler and general manager. The Hale WIIH uno > f ( ho late Improved affalrH , Hllnaled iiHlde a fireproof vault. The bur glars Ili-Ht blew open the door of the vault and then attacked the Hiil'o with Hiich effect that the door was Hhattered Into kindling wood. llnbbard IH a small town and Iho muses are close together , but the obbors wore nnnsnally crafty In thlH tniiiHiictlon , taking the precaution In fiiHton the doors of nearby houses with Iron haw to prevent pursuit. They Heeiired tools to work with iy breaking Into the blackainllliHhop. They also broke Into the saloon where they rilled the cash drawer of Mi.'M ' ) and helped thoniHelvo.s to fein niarts of whiskey. They lelt on a hand car. which was found this morning In Sioux City unicorn have been searching for tha guilty parttos all day lint up to ! ) 'clock this afternoon no clno t ( hem had boon located. It Is thought that they must have taken an early train out ol Sioux City this moinlng President Waters Is In Sioux City to day superintending , the search. Ycggmen Keep Right at It. 1'leasantdiilo , Nob. , Oct. M. Spec ial to The News : Hobbers dynamit ed the State bank of this place last night. They gained entrance to the building and placed a largo charge of high explosive In the sale and touched It oil. The force ol the ex plosion not only wrecked the safe but the bank building itself , which Is now a heap of ruins. The severity of the explosion aroused the people of the town , which the cracksmen knew It would , and they made a | iilclt. giVaway. The safe contained $ ; U ,0)0 ( ) in cur rency , $ : ! ,000 of which was gathered up from among the wreckage after the robbery. It is Impossible to estimate how much money the robbers carried away with them. The explosion was so se vere that , It is considered that much of the money was destroyed by being blown into bits , and was tboio'oiij not available for the robbers , nor can it ho recovered by the bankers. Robbers Visit Dr. Tinley. Council Muffs , Oct. 20. The resi- ondonco of Dr. M. A. Tlnloy at I3G ! Avenue 1C was broken Into yesterday during the absence of the family. The thief secured a number of ar ticles of Jewelry and a small sum of money. The robbery Is presumed to have been committed by a man represent ing himself to ho a fruit tree agent , who called about \ o'clock Just as .Mrs. Tinley and the members of the family were leaving the house. When they returned shortly before 5 o'clock they discovered that the house had been broken Into and two rooms had been thoroughly ran sacked. Entrance to the house had been obtained by the thief through a rear cellar window. The door lead ing from the cellar to the kitchen had been opened by kicking a panel out. That an adjoining room to the two ransacked and In which was con siderable Jewelry , had not been mo lested Is taken to Indicate that the ( McfIIH disturbed before ho com- p'clod ' | IH ! work. Among Iho jewelry taken WIIH iv hioooh sol wllli pearlH , pin with diamond mend Helling , gold ring , opal Hind , ring set with opals and diamonds , and gold cnn" buttons. Dr. Tlnloy , who IH major In the Fllty-llllh regiment , Iowa National guard , IH at Iho For ! Itlloy maneu vers. Mrs. Tlnloy was formerly Mlsn l.ucy Williams of Norfolk and her ollocllou of silverware Is said to bo mo of the handsomest In the state. NEBRASKA BEATS REDSKINS. Won the G.uno by Score of 1C to 0 , After Jangle In Start. Lincoln , Oct. Id.-Special to The News : II UHII Iho old story between Nebraska and the IIiiHkoll Indians. 'lie ' score was Id to I ) In favor of Nebraska , with the Indians gritty but lomorall/.ed. The game was ptt ! > otl lol'oro about 11,1111(1 ( persons. Differ- MICOS between olllclals nearly pro- touted Iho game at all. WRECK ON NORTHWESTERN. Two Stock Trains Get Together In Northwest Nebraska , Valentino , Neb. , Oct. 18. Then ) was a roar end collision between two lootloiw of a stock train of the Chicago cage and Northwestern railway at Ccorgla , about twenty-eight miles wosl of boreat I o'clock this morning resulting In the destruction of the caboose , one empty car and one car loaded with cattle. The first section was running Blow and was struck by the second suction. Three cars wore knocked from the track. They caught IIro and were burned. The cattle were gotten out of one of the cars. Fortunately no one was Injured , the engineer and fireman of the second section und the occupanlH of the caboose jumped from the train before the collision occurred. DEATH RECORD , E. C. Brooks. I ? , C. IliookH. a man well known In north Nebraska , died at his home In Wayne county Monday morning from porilonlllH. Mr. Brooks' death was very .similar to that of ( ho late John S. Hoblnson. He suffered fiom a rup lured appendix and notlilngcould save his life. He was sixty-six years of age and had formerly made Norfolk his homo , lie was at one time con ductor on tlie Chicago. St. Paul , Min neapolis Omaha n-ud. Mr. Mrooks was a hner of horsesand started many races at county fairs and the like. Ho was a starter at Madison only this season and at one time stinted races in Norfolk. Ho had many Irlendes hero. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at Randolph. Sister of J. D. Sturgeon. .1. D. Sturgeon received a message Sunday evening informing him of the death of his sister , .Mrs. Mary .1. Hatcher , at her home In Ft. Collins , Col. , which had taken place during the morning. The remains will lie taken to Bruminels , Iowa , the former home of the family , for Interment , which will take place Wednesday. Mrs. Hatcher visited her brother hero during the middle of September , and It was hen ; she first complained of not feeling well. She took to her bed soon after reaching home , and her ill ness quickly developed Into typhoid fever , from which she died. It was at Mrs. Hatcher's homo that the late Mrs. Ora Heels visited during her extended - tended stay In Colorado , and the news of her death was received by the Stur geon tamlly witli deep sorrow. ARE FINISHING NEW BUILDINGS I. M. Macy Studio Will be Ready for Occupancy This Week Hardy Coal Office. The new Macy building on South Fourth street is ne.irlng completion and will lie ready for use this week. The skylight \\.is lomoved from the old studio yesterday and will be Im mediately set In the new. When fin- lulled , thlf will bo" one of the hand somest business houses In the city. Hardy Coal Office. The now coal olllce of H. E. Hardy at 117 North Fifth street Is being rapIdly - Idly rushed and Mr. Hardy will be able to move In within a very few days. This will ho an excellent loca tion lor the business , standing in the center of the town , as It does , and at the same time being very close to the railroad tracks and yards. STORAGE BATTERIES SHIPPED , First Lot of Apparatus for the New System Will Arrive Before Many Days. Before so very long Norfolk will bo talking with herself over a mag nificent new system of telephonic ex change. Manager G. T. Sprecherhaa Just received word that the now stor age batteries for the system have been shipped and will bo in Norfolk BOOH. This apparatus will be Installed In the second story of the McClary block , corner Third and Main streets , which will bo the now Norfolk olllco.