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T11U NOKFOLK WHUKLY Nl'JWS.JOUKNAI ' , : PHI DAY , AUOl'ST HO. inn ?
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. "

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