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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS JOURNAL.
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NOltKOhK NEBRASKA FRIDAY MAY .8 1908
THE SHERIFF 18 GATHERING NEW
FACTS IN MYSTERY.
SHE TRIED TO SLAY BROTHER
HE HAS A LETTER ASKING HIM
TO COME TO LA PORTE.
BUT HE NEVER MADE THE TRIP
After Slaying One Member of That
Family , Mrs. Gunncss Wrote to H r
Brother , Inviting Him to Come to
Her Home For Slaughter.
La Porte , Ind. , May 7. The sheriff
la gathering new light on the grim
Gunncss murder mystery.
All of the evidence tends to Indicate
that the woman was a human fiend.
It developed today that she attempt
r ed to add her brother Helgolen to her
Hat of victims , after already disposing
of one member of that family.
The brother has a letter requesting
him to cometo La Porte , but ho never
did BO.
Rain partially Interfered with the
search thlc morning.
LAporto , Ind. . May t. A possible
solution of the Gunnoss farm mystery ,
which \VOH deepened when four Addi
tional bodies wttro found. In the burn-
i'lird , has developed. Evidence that
\he \ > nine dlsmcmiborod corpses un
earth oil had' ' boon shipped to this olty ,
probably from Chicago , came to light
[ rom the testimony of draymen who
Jiad carted trunks and boxes to the
OunnuHH home hearing this out. In
Addition , the local authorities received
Information that two trunka , consigned
\o \ "Mrs. Belle Gunnoss , Lnporte , Ind. , "
were being held In nn express oflleo In
Chicago , and the assistance of the
Ohtcago police in unravelling the puz
kle wa * sought at once.
Two of the nine mutilated bodies
were Identified In a qualified way. An
tone Olson of Chicago viewed the re
mains supposed to be those of Jennie
Olson , the sixteen-year-old foster
daughter of Mrs. Gunncss , and pro
nounced them those of his daughter.
A. Helgoleln , whose Inquiries re
gardlnR his missing brother , Andrew.
fd to the first discoveries on the Gum.
ness farm , became sure that the larg
eit and host preserved of the corpses
li that of his relative.
Lamphere Refuses to Talk.
Ray Lamphero , who Is held on a
oharffo of first degree murder , growing
out of the fire which destroyed the
gKmnosfl homo and caused the deaths
of Mrs. Gunness and her three chtl'
dren , offered' no now evidence despite
repeated questionings. Ralph N
fcmlth , the prosecuting attorney of the
dlstriot , assorted , however , that
confession Is not necessary so far n
Lamphera Is concerned. "Wo havo. "
aid he , "positive evidence In the
shape of letters that Lamphere knew
9t the murders at the Ounness farm.1
An attempt to Identify one of the
corpses aa tlmt of Ole 8. Budsberc ot
lola , Wls. , was also started by the
Bhorlff'a office here. In response to
telephone messages sent hero , word
came that a member of Budsberg's
tonally had loft there for this city.
The Increasingly divergent charac
ter of the grewsomo mysteries has
aroused the entire community. Stirred
by the waves of horror which have
wept over the town as each addl
tlonal bundle of rt'oaaylne ' bones and
flesh has been discovered , the county
commissioners resolved to use every
resource at their command towards
finding an answer to the puzzles whlcl
confront the peace officers. The board
eanvaesed the situation and decided to
offer a reward of 11,000 for a solution
of the enigma.
Mecca for Sightseers.
The Gunueas farm was a rnecca for
ifhtsoer . When Sheriff BniulUer
and his assistants resumed the task of
delring for bodlec , teams , bioyoles
and automobiles were lined along the
ornamental wire fence which sep
arates the wooden knoll on which the
residence stood from the highway
leading from Laporte. Scores of per-
tons trudged to the pl&oe on foot and
by the time the first ot the day's dis
coveries had b en made , the specta
tor * numbered hundreds. The fact
that traces of another corpse-filled pit
haft been found , was the magnet and
the crowd became BO dense that tha
road was choked' ' . Finally , the sheriff
appealed to the police to keep the
crowd back.
Relieved of the hindrance , the ex
cavators redoubled their efforts , and
within half an hour were rewarded.
First , a few scattered bones wore
turned up , then a skull was uncovered.
Digging around this" another corpse
WELB exposed , and beyond this second
yet another.
Ono ot tbo bodies In tbla second
oharnel pit Is believed' to bo that of a
woman. The other two , and that found
earlier are probably thoao of uiou. Of
the nine cadavers , seven , therefore ,
are those of males. All are remains of
adults.
The best clew which has yet been
found came to light Immediately fol
lowing the discovery of the last three
bvdlqt , John A. WulUor , a liveryman.
mid I/Jo Wiulo. his employe , told of
having rurti'd heavy trunks to the
Uimiu'HS farm In the summer and au
tumn of 19Di. ( Clyde Sturgls , employed
by another llvory concern , reinum-
liorcd that ho took two similar trunks
to the place about a year ago In ad
dition , however , heavy boxes , marked
variously "potatoes" and "wall paper"
were carted to the house at different
times.
Of considerable Importance In the
development ) ) of the case Is the result
of the autopsy on the body of Holge-
leln , an announced by Dr. Meyer.
"Tho chlof peculiarity of the ca
daver , " he said , "Is UB Immense size.
It Is so largo that no ordinary in MI or
woman could haiullu It alone. The
mutilation Is of the same character as
that of the other corpses , although the
freshness of this specimen reveals de
tails which were not forthcoming so
far BH other bodies are concerned. "
GOLDEN JUBILEE " 'V. G. GRU-
BER OF H ( . %
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HIS SEVENTY-THIRD 'HDAY
Special Service in Honor of the Ven
erable Minister Conducted by the
President of the Nebraska Confer
ence , Wisconsin Synod.
Ilosklns , Nob. , May 7. Special to
'ho News : This evening the Rev.
Gruber will he escorted to the
jerman Lutheran church , where he
1 Hud the German ministers of the
Nebraska conference of the Wisconsin
ynod , now In yeBslon at Wlnsido , as-
einbled In a body to do him honor by
i special service , conducted by the
( resident of the Nebraska conference.
The event Is In celebration of the flf-
ieth anniversary of his service In the
ninlstry. Rev. Mr. Gruber will also
selobrato his seventy-third birthday
oday. He has been n resident of
Vebraska for the past twenty-seven
ears ,
He was born at Altcnhurg , Ger-
iiany , removing to Alteuhurg , Mo. ,
vlth his parents at the early age of
five years. Here he grew to manhood ,
entered the HKhoran seminary at St.
Louis , and from there after concluding
ils studies he entered Into active ser
vice In the ministry , just fifty years
igo today.
NO LEW MADE LAST YEAR
Town of Bassett Finds Itself Short of
Funds.
Bassett , Neb. , May 7. Special to
The News : The town council met
and completed their organization as
follows : Chairman , S. P. Alderman ;
treasurer , II. E. Artus ; attorney , lion
J. A. Douglas ; clerk , P. H. Davis ;
marshal , Alva Llckens. Permanent
committees on streets and sidewalks
were appointed.
It was found that through the neg
lect of some one last year's levy was
never filed with the county clerk and
therefore the village funds will be
very deficient for the purpose of Im
provements which the council con
templated carrying forward this year
The city having gone "dry" It was
deemed necessary to have a man for
marshal who would not fear to do hit
duty In the keeping of It dry. Mr
Likens Is a fearless young man and
can bo fully depended upon In all matters
tors pertaining to his office. Wltl
this kind of a marshal and Hon. J. A
Douglas as the village attorney It Is
not thought that there will bo mucl
chance for boot-legging or holes In the
wall.
Wedding at Valentine.
Valentine , Neb. , May 7. Special to
The News : Edward Helan and Miss
Mary Higglns wore married this morn
ing 'at St. Nicholas' Catholic churcl
by Rev. Father Blaere , Who solem
nized high mass according to the marriage
riago rites. Wm. Morrissey of this
city acted as bridegroom and Miss
Winifred Keely , also of this city , at
tended the bride.
Mr. Helan Is a ranchman living
south of here and the bride Is the
daughter of Frank Hlggins , an ex
tensive cattleman whose- ranch Is
south of here. A dance was given
this evening at the Higglns home In
honor of the occasion.
The almnni of the Valentine High
school met this evening at the home
of Prot. and Mrs. Watson and officers
for the ensuing year were elected a
follows : John Heger , president
Chas. Lewis , vice president ; Agne
Taylor , secretary , and Chas. Brown
treasurer. A reception will be ten
dered the class of ' 08 on Saturdaj
evening , May 23.
NEW POLICE JUDGE GETS BDSY
Is Called to Assess a Fine a Few
Hours After Taking Office.
Nellgh , Neb. , May 7. Special to Th
News : Within twenty-four hours af
ter taking the oath of office as pollc
judge of this city , Mr. McCaig wa
palled upon to Impose a fine agalns
Joe McKay for using vulgar languag
ou one of the principal streets of th
town yesterday afternoon.
McKay's anger was aroused In th
court room when one of the prom
nent attorneys of this city took him
to task while on the witness stand
The young man made several threat
ou the streets , and In consequenc
was arrested. Ho paid the flue o
JS.OO and was released.
AMERICAN INDIAN AT THE AMER
ICAN FOURTH OF JULY.
DALLAS WILL HAVE GREAT TIME
Dallas Will Celebrate In a Novel Man
ner , Indians of the Reservation Fur
nishing Chief Attraction Oration
by an Indian.
Dallas , S. D. , May 7. Special to
'he News : A big mass meeting rep-
esentlng practically all of the bust-
ess Interests of Dallas was held yes-
erday , at which arrangements were
mtlo for the holding of what Is ex-
iccted to he the biggest and most In-
erestlng Fourth of July celebration
o be held in South Dakota this year.
Jnllas realizes her Important position
a the end of the railroad nnd the
atewny city to the big tract of Uncle
am's domain further west , to which
0 many will soon he looking for free
omes , and will take time by the fore-
ock and produce a celebration worthy
erself and the thousands who will he
ntereHted to the extent of coming
ven hundreds of miles to see It. For
his celebration will be something
Ifferent. In the first place , Fourth
if July oratory of the usual sort will
10 almost entirely tabooed. The chief
peaker of the occasion will be Hollow
lorn Bear , a noted old war chief and
it present the Daniel Webster of the
Sioux nation. The celebration will
> egih on July 2 and last for three
lays , and will be attended by fully
,000 Indians who will furnish a large
> art of the entertainment. There will
10 real Indian sham battles , and un-
1 in I ted dancing and horse racing.
It' is understood that other towns
n this vicinity will not attempt to
celebrate this year , but will co-operate
vlth Dallas In the effort to pull off the
> lggest ever , making it a county af-
'air. A special excursion train will
) e run from Norfolk each of the three
days.
NEW BANKING VENTURE.
nstitution to be Established In an
Unorganized County.
Pierre , S. D. , May 7. A new ven
turc In banking is the organization
) f a bank to be located upon what is
yet an Indian reservation. This ven
lire Is to be made at Laniro , In Trlpp
county , a town which Is located upon
an Indian allotment and outside the
KMindarles of an organized county.
While the South Dakota hankers have
> een pushing into new territory with
the advent of the railroads west of
the river this Is the fiist move to get
bank ahead of while settlement.
The Institution is to bo known as the
Bank of Trlpp County , and Is cap-
talized at $5,000. The incorporators
are H. F. Slaughter , Anna C. Slaugh
ter , and Charles M. Young , all of the
town of Gregory.
Six Saloon Licenses Granted.
Pierce , Neb. , May 7. The old city
council met last evening and trans
acted the business relative to the olc
council , and adjourned. The morning
the new city council met and organ
ized. The now mayor , W. B. Donald
son , appointed Douglas Cones as city
attorney and William Bartlett as mar
shal. Saloon licenses were granted to
Messrs. Frank Schulz , Nick H. Neu
ens , Rudolph Rhode and George ant
Theodore H. Relmers. The proprietors
were ordered not to sell liquor on
Sunday and not to allow any minors
in their several places of business
The new city officers are W. B. Don
aldson , mayor ; L. P. Tonner , clerk ;
M. Inhelder , treasurer ; George W. Lit
tell , police judge ; W. E. Bishop , engl
neer ; Woods Cones , councilman from
the East ward , and Daniel Duff , coun
oilman from the West ward.
The commencement exorcises of the
Pierce high school will be held in the
opera house the first week In June
The graduates this year will be Misses
s'orma Henzler , Hazel McDonald
Leona Morey , Nellie Chllvers and Mr
Peter Bele.
Davis Head Consul for Nebraska.
Lincoln , May 7. James Davis ol
Alnsley was elected head consul of the
Modern Woodmen at the state conven
tlon , P. L. Ough of Benkleman was
chosen state clerk. Fremont was se
lected as the next meeting place o
the head camp In 1911.
Bishop Brent Succeeds Satterlee.
Washington , May 7. Bishop Charle.
N. Brent , Episcopal bishop of the Phil
Ipplnes , was elected bishop of the d'io
cese of Washington , to succeed th
late Rt. Rev. Henry R. Satterlee.
Union pacific neuencnment to cnu
North Plotte , Neb. , May 7. It 1
given out at this terminal that the re
trenchment of expenses on the Unloi
Pacific Is at an end , and that consld
ereble Improvement * for all depart
msnU will be made. Among the work
to be completed will be that mapped
out for thla place , Including the en
larged yards system , now roundhouse
and coal dock and car repair shop
All these Improvements ara expected
to be computed by fall ,
Bryan's Nebraska Itinerary.
Lincoln , May 7. William J. Bryaa
will make a number of speeches In th
Third and Sixth Nebraska congr *
sloiml districts during 1.1last week o
May and the first week of Juno , unde
the auspices of the Bryan Volunteers
Arrangements for his Itinerary hav
been completed by C M. Gruenther o
Columbus , secretary of the organlza
tlon , who came to Lincoln for tha
purpose.
METHODIST HOST MEETS
Quadrennial Gathering Begins Its Ses
sions at Baltimore.
Baltimore , May 7. The quadrennial
congeronco of the Matbodlat church
) UKiii > Its twenty-fifth session In Lyric
mil. Following the adjonrninont of the
conferuncu , coinmlttou meetings for
he purpose of organization wore hold
and a series of revivals , which will
continue dally throughout the session ,
wore Inaugurated. The day wound up
with a general reception to the delegates -
gates at the Lyrlo , at which ad
dresses of welcome wore nmdo by
Governor Crothors and Mayor Mnhool
and the rosponsoB by Illshop Warren
and Senator J. P. Dolllver of Iowa.
Head Consul Talbot Re-Elected.
Lincoln , May 7. Reports from thir
ty-eight cainpe of the Modern Wood
men received hero Indicate that Head
Consul Talbot will bo unanimously reelected -
elected at the meeting of the head
camn at P orla
NAMED FOR GOVERNOR BY OHIO
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
TOM JOHNSON FIGHTS TILL LAST
Delegates to Denver Instructed for
Bryan and Former Governor Camp
bell Indorsed for Senator National
Issues Not Alluded To In Platform.
Columbus , O. , May 7. In a tumultu
ous convention , characterized by tb
moat Intense factional feeling , the
democrats of Ohio nominated Judson
Harmon of Cinclfnatl , former attorney
general of the United States under
President Cleveland , for governor ,
and Indorsed' ' Wtllitun Jennings Bryan
and Instructed the delegates at large
; o the national convention to vote for
Him for president. A complete stata
ticket was nominated and former Gov
ernor James D. Campbell of Butler
county was Indorsed for United States
senator.
national Issues were left to the Den
ver convention and the platform adopt
ed dealt solely with state questions , at
tacking the Republican administration
of.various state offices and indorsing
JUDSONH ARMON.
especially the Initiative and referen
dum In state and' ' local legislation , and
too taxation of franchises.
Tom Johnson Renews Fight.
Mayor Tom Johnson of Cleveland ,
after having met defeat In the open-
lag session , renewed his fight against
Judson Harmon for control of the con
vention and was again worsted In one
of the most bitter and exciting con
tests over witnessed In an Ohio con
vention. Although his victorious op
ponents , followers of State Executive
Chairman Harvey C. Garber of Green
ville , held out to him an olive branch
In the tender of two places upon the
state ticket , ho declined to enter Into a
harmony agreement , and strove to prevent
vent the names of any of his followers
being placed upon the ticket. Dra
matlo and sensational scenes attend
ed the nomination of Harmon for gov
ernor , which was made despite the
delegation from his home county was
divided against him.
Notwithstanding the refusal of
Mayor Johnson to accept a harmony
agreement , as the session of the con
ventlon dragged out the tension re
laxed and the nominations for attor
nay general and treasurer of state
ware thrown to candidates known to
be favored by the Cleveland mayor
and when It came to the selection of
delegates at large to the national con
ventlon , Mayor Johnson woe chosen
as one of the "big four" by accloma
tlon.
Ten Connecticut Votes for Taft.
Hartford , Conn. , May 7. The Re
ubllcon convention closed Ua session
hero by choosing a delegation of four
teen to the Chicago convention. Ten
of the delegates are Instructed to vote
and actively work for Secretary Taf
and four delegates go unlnatructod by
the district conventions which select
ed them. One of the features of the
day was the receipt of a message from
Senators Bulkeley and Brandegeo
withdrawing their names as candidate
for delegates at large.
Johnson Wins In Minnesota.
St Paul. May 7. Returns from the
Uemociatic prlrnariob for the electtoi
of dulpfiutlons to county conventions
whldi will elect delegates to the state
convention , linllcatu that the support
i oi ( Jiixuiioi luhiihiin for the pri-ai
( h-niutl Humiliation W\e tswupt the
staio , \\lulmlngb defeating the
Bnan men Johnson , It Is figured
will \\n\o \ \ I5u ilolfgatOB in the stat
convention and Bryan fifty.
MAN , WOMAN AND TWO CHIL
DREN MEET DEATH.
TWELVE WERE INJURED IN FIRE
New York Fire In Orchard Street
Tenement House Brings Disastrous
Results Several of Those Injured
Are Fatally Hurt.
New York , May 7. A man , woman
uul two children were burned to
.enth In UM Orchard street tenement
muse this morning. Twelve were hi
nt ed , several fatally.
PENSION MONEY NOT EXEMPT
-
Supreme Court Rules Property Purchased -
chased With It Subject to Taxation.
Des Molnes , May 7. According to
he supreme court of Iowa there Is no
aw that exempts from taxation money
ecelved from the pension department
of the United States. The court says
such money Is exempt from garnished
ind from payment of debt , but when
nvcflted It Is not exempt from tax-
ion.
ion.Tho
The opinion was given In the case of
Charles Bednar against O. D. Carroll ,
reasuror of Linn county , In a ault to
enjoin tbo county treasurer from en-
orclng the assessment of plHlnttft'a
property , which has been omitted from
Axatlon.
Because of the serious Nlneas of
Mrs. W. L. Eaton of Osasr , wife of
Railroad Commissioner Eaton , the
state board of railroad commissioners
cancelled all the dates for hearings
which were to have been held this
week.
The Rock Island has resumed work
at Its shops at Valley Junction. In
most of the shops a full force is ou
hand. It Is given out that the shops
will run steadily through the summar.
DENTISTS ROWOVER ETHICS
_
Question of Advertising Works Iowa
Convention All Up.
Des Molnea , May 7. The reorgani
zation of the.association , the division
of the state Into districts , the quad
rupling of the membership , and a light
to .maintain ethics In the profession
are the chief objects of the delegates
to the annual convention of the Iowa
State Dental society hero. Agitation
In favor of a law in the society to put
a stop to advertising has disturbed tha
organization for years. Factions are
about evenly divided and a hot flght
Is expected. Dr. C. E. Wood bury of
Council Bluffs , president of the soci
ety , Is active in the campaign for
ethics , and his work has attracted at
tention throughout the state.
Gathering of Iowa Foresters.
Burlington , la. . May 7. The high
court of Foresters of Iowa met here
In biennial session , The now officers
are : High chief ranger , John W.
Kintzinger of Dubuque ; vice high chief
ranger , D. S. Cooper of Burlington ;
representative to supreme court at
Toronto In Juno , M. O. Mathews of
Dubuque ; high treasurer , Mrs. Rose
Walters of Council Bluffs ; high secretary
tary , Peter B. Hoffmann of Dubuque ;
high auditors , C. B. Sheer and John
Dorgan of Dubuque.
Bradshaw Boy Grasps Wire.
Boone , la. , May 7. Lee Mitchell , an
employe of the Boone County Tele
phone company of Ames , grasped a Z ,
200-volt electric wlro. He Is now un
conscious and death Is feared. His
parents In Bradshaw , Nob. , were notl
fled and are rushing to the bedsldo of
the young man ,
Must Pay in Advance for Divorce.
Des Molnes , May 7. A "pay in ad
vance" divorce rule has been estab
lished In the district court here. Judge
Hugh Brennan , who has charge of the
equity division of the district court
has announced he will sign no decrees
until all costs In actions are paid' ' .
MANUErPROBUIMElfRULER
Boy King of Portugal Takes Oath of
Allegiance to People.
Lisbon , May 7. Manuel , the boy
king of Poitugal , solemnly took the
oath of allegiance to his people anc
with all the traditional , courtly observance
sorvance was proclaimed the ruler o
the nation. The day was observed as
a holiday and' ' the city was aglow wltl
brilliant sunshine and a myriad of
flags and flowers. Through the streets
which were lined with troops am
filled with throngs of people , King
Manuel , accompanied by the high dig
nltaries , drove In the atate coach to
the parliament house. The balconies
of the houses along the route through
which the procession passed were
etrlklngly hung with tapestries , flaga
and streamers , and were crowded with
women , who eagerly loaned over the
railings to catch a glimpse of the king
as he rode smartly by , closely guarded
by troopers.
The ceremonies occured In the pres
ence of a brilliant assemblage. Hold
Ing the royal scepter In his left hand
the king placed hie right Imnd on the
sacred book of the gospels and swore
to maintain the Catholic religion am
the Integrity of the realm and to ob
serve the constitution and laws o
Portugal.
From the balcony of the parllamen
building Manuel was formally pro
claimed king by the grand standard
bearer , whereupon the shouts of the
heralds of "Long live the king" ares
end the booming of guns carried tbo
D9WE throughout the city.
HE CONDITIONJJF THE WEATHER
emperature for Twenty-four Hour * .
Forecast for Nebraska.
Condition of thu wunther as record-
d for tlio twenty-four hourn ending
t 8 a. in. today.
laxlmuni fi"
Ilnliniiin ; tl
ivorage 41
Jarometer 29.91
Chicago , May 7. The bulletin IH-
nod by tlio Chicago station of the
hilled States weather bureau ( ; lvoa
lie forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Fair tonight and Friday. Rising
emperature.
YESTERDAY'S ' BASEBALL RESULTS
American League Uotton , i ; Now
York , 0.
National League Plttebury , 6 | Obi *
cage , 2.
American Association Minneapolis ,
; Loulsvllltt , 0 (12 ( Innings ) . Mliwiau-
tee , 3 ; Tolwdo , 1. St. Paul , 4 ; In-
llanapollH , 7.
Western League Pueblo , 8 | Omaha ,
Denver , 1 ; Lincoln , 7. Dos Molues ,
4 ; Sioux City , 6.
FRISCO TAKES HOLIDAY TO WEL
COME ATLANTIC VESSELS.
ADMIRAL EVANS IN COMMAND
hlrty Vessels In Line , Augmented by
Fourteen Ships of the Pacific Fleet ,
Making Greatest Parade of Worohlps
Navy MBS Ever Known.
San Francisco. May T. Through tbo
oworlng rooky portals of the Golden
Gate , Into a new Ban Francisco risen
rom the ruins of two years ago , the
Atlantic battleship fleet steamed in re-
lew of a multitude unnumbered. It
was the sumo Imposing pageant of im
maculate white ships that sailed from
lampton Roads nearly five mouths
ago In tbo wake of the president's
flag , but with the splendid accomplish-
nents of a record-breaking crulao of
more than 14,000 miles and three
weeks of wonderful target work ho-
ilnd It. The white anchored , four-
starred blue flag of the secretary of
ho navy , flying from the mainmast of
the little gunboat Yorktown , fluttered
the welcome of the navy , while the
governor of California , the mayor of
3an Francisco and the people of a
nindrod towns nnd cities voiced the
greetings of the enthusiastic west.
San Francisco , Oakland and other
cities nearby all took a holiday to
witness the coming of the Heet. There
was a complete cessation of business
and the streets in the downtown sec
tions were absolutely deserted. More
people came Into the city than left
during the days following the fire.
Roar Admiral Robley D. Evans , com
mander In chief of the Atlantic fleet
and Just now In command of the as
sembled ships of both oceans , stood on
the after bridge of the Connecticut as
that famous flagship led the way
through the harbor's gute. His active
naval career U to close on Sunday
next , when he formally will he ra
ileved from command. Both because
of illness and the death of a favorite
grandchild , Admiral Evans will bo un
able to participate In any of the func
tions planned In honor of the officers.
Thirty vessels wore In the Imposing
line. Fourteen vessels of the Pacific
fleet Joined the line Inside the entrance
trance , off Angel Island , and then fol
lowed the greatest parade of ships of
war the navy has ever known. The
head of the four long lines of anchor
age berths assigned to the forty-four
ships In the combined fleets is just
south of Folsom street.
Last night the city was gay with
merrymaking and the long program ol
entertainments planned In honor of
the fleet Is well under way. Streets
and buildings were Illuminated for the
first time In the history of the new
city , many of the giant skyscrapers
that have risen upon the sites of loss
Imposing buildings destroyed being
outlined In a flre of electric bulbs
The still crowded hills of the city wore
flooded now and thsn In the flash anc
play of scores of searchlights trainee
from fighting tops and flying bridges
Below them In the anchorage grounds
the Illuminations of the heaviest fleet
over assembled under any flag made
brilliant the waters of the bay for
thousands of yarns around.
Official dinners , band concerts anc
a reception and ball at the Fairmont
hotel , with 5.000 Invited guests , wore
features of the first evening of the
fleet's stay.
TROOPS TO TOBACCO DISTRICT
Ohio Militiamen Hurried to Scone o
Trouble In Adams County.
Columbus , O. , May 7. At the re
quest of the sheriff of Adams county
who declared that the night rld r
there were destroying tobacco beds
und the situation was such that the
county authorities were unable to con
trol It , Governor Harris Instructed Ad
jutant General Ciltchflold to order out
company G of the Seventh infantry ,
at Manchester , In Adams county. As
sistant Adjutant General Kutrman.
who Is with troop B , In Brown county ,
reported that there were large crowd *
at Augusta , Ky. , attending the "equity
rally. "
Canadian Wheat Crop In Good Shape.
1'iuiiHg. ' Man May 7 In speak
Ing ot tl.o crops of western Canada
I'ren.iir RuUIn haul that never In tl o
past thirty one jt-ars had he seen the
wheat cron In such uooa condition ,
ALL REMONSTRANCES ARE WITH
DRAWN EXCEPT ONE.
COMPROMISE IN SALOON FIGHT
CONTENDING ELEMENTS GET TOGETHER -
GETHER ON PLAN.
A FAIR DEAL ALL AROUND
The Council Passes the Wednesday
Ordinance Raising the License to
$1,200 and Limiting Saloons to
Seven , Effective a Year Hence.
Following a Keeond compromise on
ho saloon license Issue the city eoun-
II Thursday afternoon granted eleven
etall saloon licenses. The following
eoelved saloon licenses : 1' . M. liar-
ett , Hay \Veber. John Weldonfeller ,
C. F. A. Maniuanlt , Martin Sporn ,
Omll Moollor , .1. A. Kelehor. Win. G.
lerner. w. A. Koolin , William Stokes
mil O. C. Tarpennlng.
Arrangements were nmdo for the
mmedlato issuing of the eleven Ra-
eon licenses on the bonds being ap-
iroved and on the ? 7fiO license fee
> elng deposited with City Treasurer
Anderson.
The compromise , which brought
the license fight to a close and which
lushed Norfolk hack Into the "wet"
: olmnn after a three days' ' sojourn
n the "dry" list , wan worked out
Thursday morning. The provisions
> f the compromise finally agreed on
were :
The W. C. T. U. to withdraw all ot
heir remonstrances except ( he one
gaiiist the granting of n license to
A. A. HeineccluH , recently of Madi
son.
son.Tlio
Tlio city council to pass the new
saloon ordinance Introduced Wednes
day morning , the ordinance being
uuendetl to provide that the provision
limiting the number of saloons In Nor
folk to seven paying a license fee of
$1,200 should not go into effect until
May , 1009.
All provisions of the Slocum law
: uid Iho new saloon ordinance to bo
strictly enforced.
The amended ordinance was the
first business taken up Thursday af-
Lornoon by the council.
The ordinance , which was num
bered 31G , was read three times , tlio
rules being suspended , and received
the unanimous approval of the eight
councllmen , all of whom were pres
ent. The passage of the ordinance
hacked , by the word of the mayor and
the council Introduces an even stricter
enforcement of the Slocum law than
the past few months have witnessed.
Saloon fronts are to be lowered In
several cases , tables , chairs and pool
tables are to go , dice boxes and other
gambling devices where they may ex
ist are to he banished , the Slocum
law to he observed In detail.
To see the license tangle unwound
a large crowd gathered again In the
city hall Thursday afternoon. Saloon
men , W. C. T. U. members , ministers
and citizens generally made up the
crowd. A number of young men who
would have been used us witnesses If
the remonstrances had not been with
drawn , were also conspicuous by
their presence.
MEET WITH THOMAS.
It Is Said He Thinks Norfolk Not Pre
pared For This Move.
An informal meeting of a number
of Norfolk business men with Attor
ney E. 13. Thomas , the W. C. T. U.
lawyer , was called hastily at the Pa
cific hotel shortly before noon Thurs
day. It was said Mr. Thomas had
stated that ho believed Norfolk Is not
yet prepared for the steps that have
been taken. It was also said that no
desire existed for a hitter factional
fight , unless some lasting good In the
cause of temperance was to be ac
complished.
Saloons at Winslde.
Winslde , Neb. , May 7. It looks like
Wlnsido will be dry this year. There
were three applications and there was
a remonstrance filed against each one ,
and the hearing Is set for two weeks
from yesterday.
Edward Hayes.
Winslde , Neb. , May 7. The sail
news was received this morning that
Edward Hayes had died at Denver
yesterday morning of consumption.
He will be burled at Wayne Satur
day.
Creighton License Fight Settled.
Crelghton , Neb. , May 7. The dead
lock In the city council was broken
today nnd the four saloons were
granted licenses and will resume busi
ness tomorrow. The appointments
of the mayor for chief of police and
night police have as yet not been con
firmed and will probably not bo out
side of court A suit Is proposed to
st-ttle the authorlt > of the major to
appoint and oonflun The council
stands two for conllriiiatluii and tv\o
against , and the major claims to hava
the power to cast the deciding vote ,

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