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SLAYER OF COPPLE AND WIFE , HANGED TO BRIDGE. IS STRUNG UP NEAR BANCROFT WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM SHER IFFS ON PASSENGER TRAIN. BY A MOB OF TWENTY MEN L. R. Hlgglns Was to Have Been Plac ed on Trial at Ponder for Murdering Farmer Copple and Wife He Was Hanged at 8:37. : Bancroft , Neb. , Aug. 26. Special to The News : Hlgglns , the farmhand who last spring murdered Farmer Cop- pie and Ills wife , was lynched here at 8:37 : o'clock this morning. Higglns' trial was to have bcfiun at \ ; Pender for the double murder , today The slayer of the Copplcs was being brought to Pender from Omaha. A mob of twenty or thirty masked men boarded the train No. ] took the prisoner away from Sheriff Newell of Omaha and Sheriff Young of Pen der , took the guns away from the two sheriffs , forced them at the point of guns to remain on the train while it went on to Pender , and made away with Higgins. Higglns was taken a mile and a quart - t- ter north of Bancroft and hanged at 8:37 : to a bridge over Logan creek. The leaders of the mob are not known. STORY OFJHE CRIME Higglns Shot Walter Copple and Wife in Middle of the Night. It was about midnight on Sunday , May 12 , of this year , that Louis Hay Hlggins , then going under the name of Phillip Burke , murdered Mr. and 1 Mrs. Walter Copple on their farm at Rosalie , Nob. , In Thurston county. Higglns was employed on the farm. It was with a shotgun that Higglns slaughtered the farmer and his wife. He got up about midnight , took a load ed shotgun out of doors and called Copple. When the man appeared Hlg gins poured two charges into his body. Death was instantaneous. Copple's wife heard the explosion and came running out of the house , clad in night clothing. As she left the door , Higglns turned the smoking gun upon the wo man whose husband he had just slain , and shot her down like a beef. Then the murderer tossed the bodies of his two victims over the fence Into the hog pen , where the swine badly mutilated the corpses. Higgins escaped and was later caught at Hooper. At Fremont he con fessed his guilt. Ho was taken to the Omaha jail for safe-keeping and his preliminary trial was held on board a train in Thurston county to avoid violence. People of Pender were quite indignant at the time over the insinuation that any violence could oc cur In this civilized age. Higgins at Fremont said he was un able to remember all of the details of the crime , because he was mad from drink when he committed it. He would give no cause for his crime and said ho was ready to plead guilty. "It was about midnight Sunday night , " said Iliggns , "that I got up and se cured the shotgun. I do not know why I did it. I called Copplo out and then shot him. I emptied both barrels and may have fired four or five times af terwards. Mrs. Copple came rushing out and I shot her twice as she stood on the door-step. Then I went into the house and stayed with the children until o'clock , when 1 locked the door and went out. I took a mule from the barn and rode seven miles down Logan creek , where I left the animal. I wandered over the country from that time until I was arrested at Hooper. " Near Hooper .a brldgeman who had seen a description of Higglns , saw the murderer limping into town. Ho hur ried ahead and Informed the town marshal , who apprehended Hlgglns when ho arrived. Hlgglns sat unmoved in the Fremont jail .while ho confessed his dual crime. Ho was apparently numb and sleepy from the cold and was so stiff from rheumatism and an injured foot that he could hardly walk. Ho asked that his mother , Cora Fay Higgins of Den ver , be notified. She later came to Omaha to see him. Higglns claimed that Copplo had given him whisky. A PARALLEL CASE Farmhand Near Elgin Was Lynched Eighteen Years Ago. | The Ponder tragedy culminating In the Hlgglns lynching at Bancroft has a striking parallel in north Nebraska hlntory of eighteen years ago. I < ast July this parallel murder of the eigh ties was pointed out In The News but at that time Pi'iulcr people scouted the Idea that their own doublu tragedy would end in the punishment of the murderer still further call to mind the shouting of the Clarks near ISIgln and the lynching of Nicolas Foley. It was on .Juno ID , 1888 , that Mr. and Mrs. Pomcroy Clark of Elgin were shot In tlii'lr bed room. Nicholas Fo- Icy , who Hhot the Chirks , was Hko Hlg- gins employed as a farmhand by the husband mid wlfo who wore his vic tims. Angered because the Clarks objected to his attentions to Mrs. Clark's sister , young Foley stole Into Clark's room and shot the husband , lie rushed down stairs only to return later in the night with a ladder. Climbing the lad der he shot and Instantly killed Mrs. Clark. Foley was captured near Harwell after a chase that again paralleled Higgins' lllght across the country. When Deputy Sheriff Bockwlth with his prisoner were four miles east of Elgin on their way to Nellgh they were overpowered by a mob. Foley was taken from the olllcer and lynched. He was hanged from a high bridge over Cedar Creek. PEOPLE DISCUSSJHE LYNCHING General Feeling That Too Many Mur ders Have Gone Unpunished. News of the lynching of Murderer Higglns near Bancroft was given to northern Nebraska and southern South Dakota by The News just twenty-four ahead of any other newspaper. The story of the hanging was the prlnci- p.il topic of conversation on the streets of Norfolk during the afternoon and the "Trust Busters,1' fnrco comedy troupe , who arrived on the train from Emerson , wore In demand because of the details which they were able to give. Hlgglns was being taken from Oma ha to Pender for trial. Bancroft is a town of 1,000 population and the first station south of Ponder. Bancroft is in Cumlng county. It is said that the mob of men forced the engineer to uncouple his locomotive from the train whllo they went into the car and took Hlgglns. The Omaha sheriff moved for his gun but ono of the mob from behind grabbed his arms and the gun was taken. The mob carried guns and knives. Among people generally who heard of the lynching soon after it happened , there was little tendency to condemn the mob as severely as in many In stances of this sort. There seemed to bo a general feeling that too many murderers have been going unpunish ed and that human life has been re cently regarded too cheaply in Ne braska. Many referred to the case of Frank Brink , murderer of Bessie New ton at Ponca , who escaped with three months In the Norfolk hospital. A FORMER PENDER TRAGEDY. Trials of Dr. Goodmanson Created Ex- cltement There. This Is not the first excitement that Pender has had over a murder case. A number of years ago the sudden death of Mrs. Goodmanson In the dent al office of her husband , and the two subsequent trials of Dr. Goodraanson on charge of murder , caused endless turmoil. Dr. Goodmanson was finally cleared and soon afterward married again. He was charged with having poisoned his wife with strychnine in a glass of water. The first trial re sulted In a life sentence. Both trials were at Ponca on a change of venue. REFRESHING SHOWER VISITS ALL THE NORTHWEST. DRY FIELDS NEEDED MOISTURE In Norfolk Something More Than a Third of an Inch of Rain Was Re corded More Than That Fell in Brown County Rained on Rosebud. Refreshing raindrops came out of Sunday morning's sky to satisfy thirs ty grain throats. Thirty-six one-bun- drudths of an inch of water fell In Norfolk and the rain extended all over northern Nebraska nnd into the Rose bud reservation , according to reports received here. In some places more rain than that was recorded. A special to The News from Ains- worth says that 1.39 inches of rain put a smile on the whole face of na ture. A commercial traveler from Gregory said that It rained as far north as that point. Rain was needed. For some weeks there has been less than the required amount of moisture and corn in some places was getting rather badly brown ed. A commercial traveler who drove through Boyd county last week said that ram was needed and conditions around and west of Norfolk showed the sumo need. In Norfolk the rain was bndly need ed to lay. the dust. Corn Crop is Saved. Valentine , Nob. , Aug. 20. Special to The News : After a hot nnd sultry day , a much needed rain foil hero last night. Tills will cause much Joy to the farmers , ns It will save tho'corn crop , which had been much despaired of by till-in. ROW ARISES OVER ROAD DISPUTE NEAR LYNCH. BRING IT TO FEDERAL COURT On Complaint of Joshun C. Baker of Council Bluffs a Number of Promi nent Boyd County Farmers Will Ap pear In Norfolk Federal Court Soon , Lynch , Neb. , Aug. 27 , Special to The News : A deputy Hulled Stales marshal appeared In Lynch yesterday nnd served nollco on seventeen leading ctlzcns of Lynch and the country north , to appear In federal court at Norfolk on the Ilrst Monday In Octo ber and answer a complaint filed by Joshua C. Baker of Council Bluffs , Iowa. The trouble ban nrisen over a dispute concerning a certain road loud- Ing north from Lynch and crossing a farm owned by Mr. Baker. Ho claims the road Is not a legal road and Is endeavoring to close It and force travel onto the section line , which Is not passable. Ills fouco has been cut a number of times and the tangle seems to be Increasing. The feeling hero Is very bitter against the actions of Mr. Baker and bin brother , who has done the1 work of closing the road ami furnished information mation against the parties said to have cut the fence. What , the complaint In the federal court Is , is nut known hero at present. Following an1 ( ho men against whom the complaint Is made : Lewis Thols- sc'ii , Hugo Theissen , Fred Ashby , Aug. UonkliiH , Henry Kortje , Goo. Garrison , Uud Lcvl , Barney Smith , .lames Pink- prmn.n , George SInkoy , Frank Craves , Clyde Rlchey , Guy 11. Ira , Joe Holtlon. Charles If. Roe , James Mullen nnd Itoyil county. As the closing of the fence now , while it has been threatened for some time , shuts off a largo section of people ple from market or forces thorn to come over almost Impnssnblo roads It in working considerable hardship on the people of that community. N. D. Burch of Butle nnd Saunders Stuart appear as attorneys for Mr. Uakcr. TUESDAY TOPICS. A. J. Durland Is In Spencer. Miss Esther Walters Is visiting In Humphrey. J. Nelson of Wlsnor was In Norfolk over night. Miss Genevlevo Stafford is in Hot Springs , S. D. John Stephens of Stanton was in the city yesterday. Miss Hattle Jonas is home from a Battle Creek visit. Thomas Coleman of Butte was in Norfolk yesterday. N. P. Jeppeson of Plainview was in Norfolk yesterday. F. D. Brooks of Crelghton spent yes terday In Norfolk. A. V. Swanson of Wausa was n Nnr. folk visitor yesterday. H. Reed of Madison was In Norfolk for a few hours Sunday. George F. Boyd of Oalulale was a Sunday visitor in the city. F. A. Wood of Dakota City was a Sunday visitor in Norfolk. Herbert Zutz left yesterday for hi school at Watertown , Wls. E. H. Hunter of Oakdalo was in Norfolk on business Saturday. O. T. Conway of Fairfax was in Nor folk between trains Saturday. Miss Luella Paul has been visiting with Hadar friends this week. J. A. Wright , the Battle Creek real estate man , was In Norfolk yesterday. George M. Carter of Sturgls was a South Dakota visitor in Norfolk yester- dny. dny.Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schwartz are home from a visit to Spokane and the coast. \V. B. Carlock of Gregory was a South Dakota visitor in Norfolk over Sunday. Mrs. Von Krosigk and Mr. and Mrs. John Hetzel of Boelus were In the city yesterday. F. H. Carpenter and Misses Bosslo and Cora Carpenter of Winslilo were Norfolk visitors yesterday. General Superintendent S. M. Bra den of the Northwestern Is In Dead wood and will not return until Tburs day noon. Mr. and Mrs. Franlt McWhortors , Mrs. Alaric Simpson and Miss Mamlo Simpson of Plerco were In Norfolk last evening. Miss Tllllo Lehman visited all last week with her brother , Oscar , on his farm near Plerco. She expects to re turn this week. Mrs. Keller of Philadelphia and J. B. Well of Cincinnati are visiting at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lodor on South Fifth street. Misses Loulso and Helen Mathow- son have arrived in Norfolk from their summers' outing. Miss Loulso Math- owson will teach again this year in the Norfolk public schools. Rev. J. .T. Parker of Genoa Is in Nor. folk on a short visit with his son , Dr. Dr. C. S. Parker. Mr. Parker will bo accompanied homo tomorrow by Mrs. C. S. Parker , who will vlst in Genoa , Superintendent C. II. Reynolds of the Northwestern left on the morning train for Boonc , Iowa , to attend a meet ing of ofllclals. Ho was accompanied by Mrs. Reynolds. They will return Thursday. Prof. P. M. Gregg of the Pom Stnto Normal school , who was In Norfolk HID past week as a member of the teachers' Institute faculty , left Satur day for Wayne , where ho will bo con nected with the Wayne county Insti tute tills week , prof ( Jl'iKKviis fur tnevly a member of the faculty of the WII.MIP normal. C. 1C. llurnham wax In Oiunlm MOD day attending a meeting of Hie nxecu- live committee In chnruc of the semi centennial celebration of the organiza tion of the Muminlc > ; nmd lodge In Nebraska. Mr. Iliiruhnni Is chairman of the coininltteo. liurn to Mr. and Mrs. lU < rmnn Ave , a son. The assault ami battery case nttnlasi Henry llnscuplhiK him IHUMI continued nKiiln , thin lime to next Saturday at I o'clock In Justice Lambert's court. Mr. and Mrs.V. . 11. llutlcrUeld In formally entertained a few nelKliborH last evening for Mr. and Mrs. J. 10. lint inclsler of Davenport , Iowa , who were guests at the G. D. Dulterlleld homo. Thursday will bo Norfolk day at 1'lerce nnd a largo crowd nro plan ning to attend the races on that after- noon. Many will drive , many will tnko either tlio morning or afternoon train up iiinl return home hi the evening. The mission festival which St. Paul Ev. Lutheran church IH to hold In Nor folk will occur on Sunday September S and not on September I as nnnonnc- In The News. The festival will prob ably be held In Pnscwulh grove and will consume the entire Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Oeorue n. Ilulterllehl ami their BIIOBIH , Mr. nnd Mrs. .1. 10. Buniielnter of Davenport , Iowa , left at 7 o'clock a. in. In Mr. Hunnclnler'H automobile for nn overland trip to DiiM-tiport , a distance of about tiliO ml- ! " . The party expected to reach Omalm by night. The firm of Lewis & Goldsworlhy of Hie Norfolk Htenm ImKcry nre going to bullil a new bulldliiK for their bak ery. The new bread and Ice cream factory will be put up east of the creamery building on Norfolk avenue. It \\lll be a two story frame building , 20x7-1. The structure will bo built at Olire. The Knox county teachers' Institute opened nt Nlobrnra Monday with an att < mlance of 125. Superintendent J. L. McCrlcn spoke to the tcncliurs Tuesday and "Doc" A. L. Blxby , pool- philosopher of the Nebraska Slate Journal , will deliver one of his humor ous lectures Wednesday nlRlit. Sen ator Dolllver of Iowa will lecture ( .hero Friday night. Husbands who arc In the habit of frowning at their wives' millinery bills had best start In early tills year to practice on a gigantic frown for the occasion will demand It. The News lias It on a private tip from a Norfolk millinery store that there Is going to bo a big jump In hat prices this fall. Hat materials , It Is said , having been shooting skyward during the past few months and all this will bo rellccted in hut prices. As illustrating something of the pro cedure of the new state railway com mission the Norfolk Long Distance Telephone company has been asked by the commission to send to Lincoln a schedule of their toll charges from Norfolk to Battle Creek , Hosklns , War- nervllle , Madison , Meadow Grove , Til- den , Pierce and Newman Grove. The Nebraska Telephone company has ap peared before the commission and asked permission to reduce local toll rates out of Norfolk. Pat Kirby from the yellow banks was In Norfolk the other day on one of his rare visits to town , Pat came up the Elkhorn valley when Indians bad their lodges here and Sitting Bull with his followers have nt times been encamped on Klrby's claim at the Yellow Banks for days. During the Blnck Hills rush when Immigrants were harassed by Indalns , Pat was employed to protect the trail. Miners were offering $25 for every Indian scalp. Asked about how many he bad secured , Pat swallowed something , winked and solemnly replied , "Dlvll a wan. " A .special meeting of the Browning club was held last evening at the res idence of A. J. Durland , the summer session being complimentary to D. C. O'Connor who was a member of the club before leaving Norfolk to tnko charge of the school system of the Panama canal zone. No formal pro gram was carried out but during the evening Mr. O'Connor gave a very en lightening discussion of the cunal work and Panama life. About thirty-four club members and guests were pres ent , the guests from away being Rev. J. J. Parker of Genoa and Mr. O'Con nor. Refreshments were servcfl dur ing the evening. Sioux City Journal : Bleeding pro fusely from a gunshot wound in the leg , A. W. Nelson , of O'Nfill. Neb. , was arrested yesterday morning at the Northwestern depot , where ho was about to board an early train. The man was taken to the police station and is being held for investigation. The police say Nellson put up a poor story in regard to the injury , which Is a deep llesh wound , and looks as if it might have been Inlllcted with a 32- caliber revolver. Ho said ho was tryIng - Ing to beat his way out of the city , and that instead of trying to shove him off the brakeman whipped out a re volver and shot him. This storv Is laughed at by Patrolman Harvey , who says there were no signs of commotion about the yards , and If a gun had been fired within a couple of blocks ho surely would have heard It. The po- llco think it Is more probable that the man Is a housebreaker , and that ho got the wound whllo trying to enter some dwelling , or that ho is a thief who Is traveling away from the scene jf his work. JIo Is a now ono to the local force , however , nnd If nothing turns up within a short time in regard to the peculiar injury the man will jo turned loose. D. C. O'CONNOR PREFERS AMER ICA FOH HIS HOME. HEAD OF CANAL ZONE SCHOOLS Former Norfolk Superintendent , Now SimcrlntcmliMtt of Instruction In Cn- nnl Zone of Panama , Hevhiltu Nor folk and Flntln ChnitQcn , n. C. O'Connor , formerly city super intendent In iNorfolk but now nt Hie head of the American nchool nynleni In the canal /mie at Panama. IIUH spent twenty-one ninnlliM by the big dllcb and IH well midstlcd with hlH surrnuiulluuH ami his work. Hut Mr. O'Connor HII.VH that ho can not regard I'anama IIH bin homo ami that scarcely anyone living on ( ho little Htrlp of American land so rcunrdu the country. Mr. O'Connor with hlM family malicn his home In ( Inrgoiin , where the jov eminent machine shops employing I- fitIt ) white men nro located , lint ( he hundreds of Americans now at Cor- gnua only three were there when Mr. O'Connor came to Hint , rnniilone city I'foni Norfolk Home twenty months ago. Twenty months' resilience IIIIH mndc Ilio former Norfolk Hunorlnleiideiiloun of the > town's oldest Inhabitants , BO quickly do people come and fro In that new country. Hack In Norfolk this last week on a business trip Mr. O'Connor found HtnngcH In Norfolk , not the plni'lllng changes of the /ono si rip but slower changes showing improvement. "I WUH most Impressed perhaps. " said Mr , O'f'omior. "with the work Hint linn been done on the streets of the city during the year or two that 1 have been nway. And tlicro IB progress all along that HtaudB out after some moiilh away. I am also more than pleased to note the plans upon which J the new high school building IH going up. It will approach towards a model school house. " Cnnal School Work. The school system of the canal zonn represents Mr. O'Connor's work. JIlH teaching force will bo raised from forty-one to fifty teachers by Deecm-l her 1. The color line IB drawn In these Panama schools. About a fourth ! of the pupils are white and these study Spanish and Krcnch. Hut the /one schools have only English for the black children. Work Is carried up to the fifth and sixth grades and two high schools for while children are being planned. I It's vacation time In Panama schools ! now , but not because It Is the warmest season , tor It Isn't. But. It's the rainy season when the afternoon In Panama Is filled with a Hood of water poured out from the sky and when pupils can't always make school connections. It Is warmer In the hot dry season with Its cloudless skies from Decem ber 1 to June 1 but It Is easier navi gating then. Panama school IH "out" from June ISO this year to October 1 and Superin tendent O'Connor has been In America on a sixty days' leave of absence. To day he left for the east to Join Mrs. O'Connor anil his son and daughter , Pearson and Miss Mary O'Connor , In Pennsylvania. Norfolk People In Zone. The Norfolk' colony at Panama has mounted up to a score of pooplo. These Norfolk people are all well sat isfied but none , with the possible ex ception of Dr. Walters , would smile on Panama as a permanent dwelling place. Dr. Walters , who Is chief of the medical store department , views the canal strip with great favor. | j JAMES A. ROMINE DEAD. Veteran of Civil War and For Many Years a Horseman. James A. Homlno , n man of seventy- , five years , died Monday morning at' ' his Norfolk home on Uraasoh avenue. ' Death followed a long illness. Mr. Itomlne had lived In Norfolk for clov en years , in Nebraska for twenty-two years. Mr. Romine sow three years of ser vice in the civil war ns a member of the Seventy-third Indiana. The Nor-i folk post of the G. A. R. will take' ' charge of the funeral , which will prob-j ably be held Wednesday afternoon. I Mr. Romine Is survived by a wlfo and by the following children : Geororcl W. Romine of North Loup , James H. Romine of Norfolk , Carl Romine of Norfolk. Tony Romine of Grand Island , Mrs. Carrie Weinberger and Mrs. Myrtle - tlo Carr , both of Rockyford , Colo. | The deceased was a horseman the greater part of his Hfo. "The Trust Busters. " It was a goort sized nudionco wlilcli witnessed the little musical fnrco com edy , "Tho Trust Busters , " at the Nor folk Auditorium last night and the crowd got its fill of shrieking nnd laughing. The show Is Just what U claims to be no more and no less , j It Is a rather clever Ittle musical farce comedy , with a number of catchy songs nnd musical numbers and jokes' to laugh at. It plays at popular prices j and apparently the good sized audi ence was satisfied. The show is a wholesome , clean little skit built on the line of unadulterated fun. It was the flint nlRlit that the now electrical sign In front of the theater had been turned on for a show and , the Innovation was termed a marked improvement by many spectators. It was said to nmko the place look moro Hko a metropolitan theater than over. The new cement walk in front of the Auditorium also attracted favorable ininnirnl , being II relief from the old rlelti'tv ' brick wullt. The whirring Her * trie ftnm Inside Ilia Ilienter afforded conl relief from Iho day's bent. The Auditorium inananenienl In much pleased with ( he wny In which ilihiKs havn started , believing "nil. a successful Reason for jinnd shows In Norfolk In at hand. "The Sweetest Girl In Dixie. " The next nllrncllon nl tlio Auilllorl- urn will 1m "The RwecieHt. Girl In Dixie , " which COIIICH Monday iiriorunnu' and nightKlvliiK it nmlHicn and evenIng - Ing performance on Labor day In Norfolk. Thin piny will bo presented by the Fulton Htnck company , who play all of each summer in Lincoln to packed houses. The show Is mild to he an attractive one and Ihn company capable. Robert Knlton , leading man , was for a tlmo playing ( raiding man to lOvn Lnlnge In Ihn Woodward Stock company of Omaha. M. & 0. CONDUCTOR FIRST TO BE ARRESTED. BROKE SWITCHING ORDINANCE Norfolk Hns Started In to enforce the Ordinance Regulating Switching Across Norfolk Avenue William Bolonbaugh Pleads Guilty. [ Kruin diilunluy'H Dully , ] Norfolk IUIH Hlnrlud In to onfurco the switching ordinance. Following the nnnoiincenuint of the railroads that they would not counten ance objectionable forms of switching over Norfolk avenue , Conductor Wil liam BolenhauKli , an M. & O. frolght conductor , ban been called to account for a cur "kicked" across the avenue. Chluf of Police Flynn spoiled the car taking a fbhiK trip across the. n venue and requested the conductor In charge to appear In pollco court. Conductor BoleiibaiiKh came Into court at noon. .Ho admitted giving the orders that fractured the city ordl- uancu and apologized for disregarding the city's regulations. A flno of $5 and costs was promptly paid by the railroad man. The railroads have announced that all linen from a violation of ( ho switch ing ordinances muni ho paid by Iho men and not by thu companies. GOOD RAIN SOAKS CROPS IN THAT LOCALITY. LIGHTNING WAS A FACTOR House of Pete Thebolt North of Fair fax Was Struck Two Dogs Under the Front Porch Were Killed Four Grain Stacks Were Burned Down. Fairfax , S. D. , Aug. 27. Special to The News : This set-ton was visited by a heavy electrical storm and a good rain. Lightning struck a house owned by Pete Thebolt , a farmer living a mlle I west of hero. The family were shock ed but not hurt badly. j Two dogs were killed under the front porch. Four stacks of grain north of town were struck and burned ' down. 1 The rain came In time to save the large com crop which will now bo good. RACE MEETING THERE PROMISES TO BE A HUMMER. THE TRACK IS VERY FAST ONE The Thriving City of Pierce Is Illumi nated With Innumerable Electric Lights and the Streets Arc Crowded With Many Strangers , Pierce , Neb. . Aug. 26. Special to The News : Extensive preparations arc going on here for the race meet , live stock exhibit and carnival to beheld held this week Wednesday , 'Thursday and Friday. Already the streets arc crowded with strangers and arches span every principal street crossing where hundreds of colored electric Hunts will shine to show Pierce In its bt st bib and tucker. Twenty teams for months have liuiheil dirt and made the fastest half mi.e track In northeast Nebraska , and If U.c weather Is favorable Plorco vis itors \vI : ! sco the fastest racing in the Short fclpment circuit. This town being the homo of Captain Mack and King Wo'idford , there will bo a spe cial attempt between their owners and outside horse owners to pass under tlio wire first. There were ovtr 5,000 paid admis sions lust sear anj the Indications are for double that number this wock. Sometimes the most urgent business of the day Is to flnil a man to fill a vacancy in your organization or to do nn "odd job" for you. Want ads. ore "flsherg of uiou. " Every day want ad readers nre find- mi ; "bi'l'i r I'luiij-lio 1 rou.ns. "