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T11K NORFOLK WKKKLY NKVVa-JOUHNAL KBH AY MARCH 191909 - J \ MONDAY MENTION. "Kid" Jenecn loft at noon for Omaha. CharloH Stuart wan In Norfolk Mon day on bin way from Madison to Til- den. Alex Napier of lowing spoilt Sun day at the homo of his son , John Na- lilor. Miss Helen Hermann was homo from Hlooinllohl over Sunday visitIng - Ing her sisters. She returned at noon. Mrs. W. A. HoylcH and Miss Tesslo HojlcH , who have been visiting at ( he W. II. Ijlakoman homo for the past ten days , loft this noon for Lincoln. County Judge Fred W. Ilrown of Dlxon county , J. L. Davis of Emerson , Fred F. llaaso , president of the Kmor- HOII state bank , and W. II. Rogers , su perintendent of bridges for the M. & O. , wore a party of outside guests 'it the Knlghls Templar Initiation and banquet. M. C. Ha/.en , as attorney , Dr. W. II. Pllgor , as a medical witness , ami Ernest Feusko went to Pierce Mon day for the trial of Frank Modrow of Hadar , charged with assaulting Robert Fonsho. Leo Cleiumer from Coon Rapids , la. , has come to Norfolk to work for Ills uncle. John Friday , In the hitter's store. W. J. Hahn , for tlie past six years employed In the Hartford barber shop , A I has resigned. Ho and Mrs. Hahn left I at noon for Stuart , f The W. C. 'P. U. will hold a social meeting at the homo of Mrs. H. J. Cole on North Ninth street , Tuesday afternoon at UIIO : o'clock. The Hen Hur lodge will hold Initia tion this evening. About twenty can didates remain to ho conducted Into the order and It Is thought that a considerable1 number will bo present this evening. John Hermann was granted by Justice Klsoley Saturday afternoon a $ flr > verdict against the city. Mr. Her mann lost a horse In an open sewer ditch and asked for $100 as a result of the anlinals's death. It Is understood that the sewer contractor will pay the judgment. Paul Nordwlg , who recently re turned from Omaha , where he under went n surgical operation for appen dicitis , Is able to be on the street , using a cano for assistance. He IH looking well and his chances for rapid recuperation of health seem to he splendid. Paul Dracgor died Sunday morning of consumption , after being seriously 111 for about three months. The young man was twenty-five years old and lived at 108 Phillip avenue with his stepfather , Henry Droscher. Mr. JT Draeger was brought , to Norfolk from W f Minnesota a short time ago on account f of his health. The deceased was a 7 graduate of the Wayne normal. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 'J o'clock from the Christ Lutheran j church , the pastor , Rev. J. P. Mueller , ( : f < officiating. f' ' "Kid" Jensen , the NorfolK boxer Is * " now exhibiting his talent on the mat. He and 13d Olson of Yankton , S. D. , were matched to meet ono another at I Hartington last Saturday. The match y7 * > WnH f01' ? 100 " 8l(1 ° - lK > St tW ° ° Ut ° f ' > . turee , catch-as-catch-can. Jensen ' took the first and third falls , winning the first in nine minutes with a leg and hammerlock and the third In fourteen minutes with a half crouch and hammorlock. Olson , who Is said to be more or less of a Hartington man , took the second bout In three minutes with n rolling fall. Jensen , who returned to Norfolk after the match , will probably be In a boxing contest at Crofton a week from next Friday. Sixty-eight Crofton enthusiasts came to Hartlngton In a special car. James Kelleher was In Sioux City Saturday. E. L. Hilborn of Plalnvlow was In ' , the city Sunday. l Klmball Drebort returned to Ames college on Sunday. L. S. Lllllbridge , cashier of the Burke state bank , was In Norfolk. Mrs. D. G. Rcza of Fremont has returned turned homo after a week's visit at the home of her sister , Mrs. John Phlnney. H. J. Rupert of Lincoln , who was a bookkeeper In the Nebraska National bank last year but who Is now repre senting a lecture course bureau , Is In Norfolk. J. Wakely , president of the Farmers' Grain company of Madison and Thomas J. Malone of Enola wore In Norfolk Saturday , calling on John > Phlnney at the farmers' elevator. | John Leppla of Chadron , assistant $ superintendent of the Northwestern , | was In Norfolk Saturday on his way f to Missouri Valley to visit Conductor O'Neill who Is seriously ill. Mr. O'Neill has been In the service of the road for over thirty-five years. Among the day's out-of-town visitors In Norfolk were : J. R. Chace , Pllger ; Martin Belling , W. E. Dally , Madison ; J. F. Faublo , Hadar ; C. R. Pearson , Creighton ; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Elling son. Center ; Mrs. Glomsdel , Wlnne- teen ; J. L. Donnlnger , Battle Crock ; R. Winder , Tlldon ; W. H. Yntes , Atkin son ; J. A. Garner , S. A. Carnor , Pierce ; Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Barnett , Bonesteol , S. D. ; Wllford Standiford. Gregory , S. D. ; W. C. Martin. Oakland ; J. C. Graves , Fairfax , S. D. ; Ed Rpwlett , Madison ; E. G. Barnum , Dallas , S. D. ; Charles Rapp , St. Edward. Miss lone Marty will represent the Creighton high school at the north Nebraska declamatory contest hero March 31 , she having won the local contest over nine other students. Her subject was "Tho Deathbed of Bene dict Arnold. " Mrs. Hurt Martin of Bazlle Mills , running awny from homo with her two children , was stopped In Norfolk by the local police and persuaded to stay in this city until her husband , a Bazllo Mills blacksmith , arrived. While it did not appear that a reconciliation had been entirely effected , the four Martins returned together , Mrs. Mar tin having apparently boon convinced that the proper way for her to bo Hopnratod from her husband wan through court action and not by Might. Marrlago HceimeH wore granted by County Judge Bates to Otto Promts and Miss Anna Rudat , both of Madi son , and to Leon It. ToinpkliiH of In- man and Miss lOthol Doughty of Nor folk. The TompkliiH-Doughty wedding will take place Wednesday morning at thu homo of the bride's parents. Yankton Press and Dahotan : A half carload of tools for the Yaukton-Nor- folk arrived Friday on the Milwaukee and Is being unloaded t < > be taken to the bridge site. Engineer Yullle Hays the shipments are coming along very slowly but that they will be here all the same and In lime for use when wanted , which will ho when spring feels Inclined to come along to stay. Lindsay Denlson , the well known newspaper and magazine writer , who wrote so mticn about Norfolk for the American magazine after his trip to the Uosebud opening , contributes to the March number of The Circle mag a/.lne an article that Is big , vital , sen sational. "Seven yearn of Roosevelt" It Is called and it Is such a summing up of the president's achievements and activities as you will not llnd else where. It discloses a hitherto unreported - ported conversation with the presi dent. In which he gives the real rea son why he wanted to bo elected just once , and why he feared he would Mover bo elected even once ; and It tells why ho was elected once and might have been elected again. This Inter view , appearing for the first time In The Circle , inrows a new light upon many of the president's acts and mo tives. Lincoln Star : The special commit tee appointed by Speaker Pool brought Into tlie house Saturday a favorable report on the proposed purchase of the Wayne normal school. The commit tee reported that the place was worth $105,000 and that It was being offered to the state for $90.000. The bill ap propriating this money was llrst re ferred to the committee on univer sities and normal schools. This com mittee decided to Indefinitely post pone the bill. The members from the northeast part of the state , with a few exceptions , were eager for the purchase of the school anil and the report of the committee riles them. Case , chairman of the university com mittee , said that the present pfo- motors of the Wayne normal school bad offered to pay the expenses of the university committee to and from Wayne if it would only Moat up that way and see what the school was worth. Case and his committee didn't care to take the trip at the expense of the interested parties. Thereupon the Wayne promoters and the mem bers from the northeastern part of the state got busy and secured the seine- lion of a special committee of seven members. These members , appointed at the reiiuest of those who wanted the school to be purchased by the state , brought In a favorable report. The Institution now has about 700 students enrolled. U Is urged In favor of the purchase of the college that Hie school will close this year If the state does not back It. A new schov ) ! district has been formed which will bo partly in Madi son and partly In Stanton county. The district is south of this city and east of Warnervllle. It will be known as district No. 81. The Modrow trial at Pierce , grow ing out of the Hadar saloon light , will bo tried in the county court Monday. County Attorney Stewart's presence in Sioux City at the bank robbery hear ing resulted in the postponement . Rev. Dr. D. K. Tlndall , superintend ent Norfolk district , will preach and administer the sacrament of the Ixml's supper at the M. E. church In Norfolk tomorrow evening. His theme will be : "The Reconciliation of Fallen Man to God Through Christ. " The final decision to Francis Leupp , commissioner of Indian affairs , to re main In office under the Taft adminis tration , will prevent , of course , the appointment of anyone else to this position. Ex-Congressman Boyd had been mentioned by his friends for the place. Madison Star-Mail : Judge Bates Is sued the following marriage licenses the past week : Philip John Maurer and Phoebe Blank of Madison ; Will lam Voss and Mattle Barnhardt of Norfolk ; Ernest Melcber and Lizzie Viergrctz of Norfolk ; Richard Black and Martha Baas of Madison ; Henry Long and Fredo Letterinan of Madison. Blodgett-Hale. Atkinson , Nob. , March lf > . Special to The News : A very quiet wedding occurred Tuesday morning , March ! ) , at 7:30 : o'clock , at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Ficldon J. Hale , when their daughter , Jane Lee , was married to Elbert Dowain Blodgott by Rev. J. W. Angcll. Only the immediate Hale family were present to witness the ceremony. After a wedding breakfast the happy couple left on the morning train for Delta , Colo. , their future home. Ministers In Political Swim Republican candidates for the connell - ell : First ward , W. H. Blakoman. Second ward , E. E. Coleman. Third ward , E. L. Loucks. Fourth ward , Bert Donner. Norfolk ministers took uio first plunge Into the stormy sea of city politics last nlglu. But they swam like "old timers" and without ex ception made the delegations while many of the regular politicians ap peared to be laymen In politics as well as in church affairs , failing ut terly to secure places to the city con vention. The five Norfolk ministers who were elected as delegates to the city con ventlon were : Dr. I ) . 1C. Tlndall , pre siding elder of the Methodist church In this district , from the First ward ; Dr. C. W. Ray. pastor of the First Methodist church. Rev. .1. L. Hod- bloom , pastor of the Baptist church and Rev. Roy Lucas , pastor of the Chilstlan church , from thu Second vv rd ; and Rev. J. E , Craig , pastor of the Second Congregational church , from the Fourth ward. The Third ward fallH to contribute a minister to the gathering. All of the pastors were present at the caucuses and active In the pro ceedings. Their presence as delegates however , Is not taken as Indicating that they will control the city conven tion , but does Indicate that the min isterial union Is casting Its eyes lu directions political. And there Is the chance ; that men who know how to handle caucuses so well may at least jar the established order of things at l he convention Friday night. Contest In the Third. Harmony dwelt In every ward save In the preacherless Third. There a friendly but red hot contest VWIH pulled off for the nomination for the city council , llrst resulting In a tie be tween 10 , L. Loucks and E. A. Am- erlne. Loucks was nominated on the Second ballot , after be had explained that lie was not a Democrat. Ills presence at the caucus , as In the case of the ministers , was accepted an a guaranty of his Republicanism and he was applauded and given a hearty cheer as he promised to do the best ho could In the contest and the best he could afterwards If elected. No Surprises Sprung. In the First , Second and Fourth wards , the nominations went where they had been generally forecasted. ' 1 nere were no contests. It was generally declared by Re publicans that a clean ticket had been nominated and that It should have good vote getting qualities. The Fourth warn caucus which two years ago nominated Pat Dolln , a Democrat , selected a Republican this lime and expect to carry him through as successfully as they did the lion- IMt two years ago. First Ward. It was the most largely attended caucus the First ward has seen In many a year. The session was held ' in the city hall. Chairman J. S. Mnthowson was absent and M. D. Tyler was made temporary chairman , V. A. Huso temporary secretary. The temporary organization was made permanent. On informal ballot W. H. Hlakeman received a majority of all votes cast for councilnianlc nomincf. The Informal ballot was made formal and Mr. Blakoman declared If elected he would serve to the best of his ability. Delegates to the city con vention wore selected by written bal lot , as follows : Dr. C. S. Parker , Jack Koenigstoin , W. P. Logan , N. A. Huso , W. A. Witzigmon , C. C. Gow , W. II. Blakeman , Dr. H. J. Cole , M. D. Tyler , llov. Dr. D. K. Tlndall. Jack Koeiilgsteln was elected ward com- mlttooman. It was provided that the delegates in the city convention cast the full vote of the delegation , no proxies being allowed. A committee to fill any vacancies was appointed as follows : Dr. H. J. Cole , W. A. Wit- zlgman , W. J. Gow. Second Ward. After adjourning to the Bishop olock , the second ward caucus organ ized by electing Burl Mapes chairman and S. D. Robertson secretary. E. E. Colcnmu , of the hardware firm of Coleman & McGlnnis , was the unani mous choice for councilman. The fol lowing delegation was chosen : G. F. Kaine , D. B. Duffy , J. W. Ransom , H. O. Kiosaii , Burl Mapes , G. L. Lam bert. C. W. Lament , T. W. Johnson , Smith H. Grant , M. R. Green. H. G. Brueggeman , Rev. C. W. Ray. R. F. Bruce. Rev. Roy C. Lucas , C. L. Daniel , Rev. II. L. Hedblootn. Third Ward. In the Third ward caucus at the city hall D. L. Ixmcks was nominated for the council over E. A. Amerlne on the second ballot , the first vote resulting in a tie. The caucus was presided over by R. H. Reynolds , witli Ed Har- tor as secretary. The first vote for councilman stood : Loucks 9 , Amerlne 9. The second ballot resulted : Loucks 10 , Amerlne S. The following delega tion was elected to the city conven tion : Mayor J. D. Sturgeon , M. C. Hazen , B. W. Jonas , J. S. Jackson , E. A. Amerlno , J. M. Covert , W. R. Bes- wick , George Priestley , G. N. Beols , J. II. Van Horn and E. N. Vail. Fourth Ward. Herbert F. Donner , a popular North western engineer was unanimously nominated for the council at the Fourth ward caucus hold In Railroad hall. W .II. Livingston presided as chairman , E. C. Shafer being chosen secretary. R. M. Fraser was en dorsed as a candidate for tlie school board. The following delegation was elected to the city convention next Friday : J. W. Merrlam , Rev. J. E. Craig , H. H. Luke , R. M. Fraser , George Cassel , C. S. Hoar , F. P. Kilts and George Knapp. Democratic City Convention. The Democratic electors of the city of Norfolk and school district are hereby requested to send delegates from the several wards In said city , to meet In convention at the city hall , on Thursday evening , March 18 , 1909 , at .8 o'clock , for the purpose of placing In nomination candidates for the var ious city and school district officers , viz. , one mayor , one clerk , one treas urer , one engineer , one police judge , two members of the board of educa tion. It Is recommended that primary meetings bo held for the various wards on Wednesday evening , March 17. 1909. for the purpose of electing delegates to said city convention and for the purpose of placing In nomina tion ono councilman from each city ward. It IH further recommended that the voting at thu ward meetings bo done by ballot and that the polls beheld hold open from 8 to U o'clock of said evening. The representation as based upon vote cast for Julius llaase In 1908 will be as follows : First ward , nine delegates ; Second ward , fourteen delegates ; Third ward , twelve dele gates ; Fourth ward , seven delegates. Precinct , eight delegates to nominate members of school board. It Is recommended that the electors of school district outside of the city wards hold meeting to send delegates to attend said convention. P. J. Stafford , chairman. Carl Wilde , secretary. Democratic Caucuses. The Democratic electors of the First ward of the city of Norfolk are hereby called to moi't ' at the city hall on Wed nesday evening , March 17 , HMiii , for the purpose of electing nine dclcgaiet to the city convention to be held March IS , llid'.i ' , and to place In nomi nation one councilman from said v.i'rd and to transact Hitch other business as may properly be submitted. W. C. Roland , comniltteeinnn. The Demociatlc electors of iho Second ward of the city of Norfolk aiv hereby called to meet at the cltv hall on Wednesday evening. March 17 , I'.tOH , for the purpose of electing forr- teen delegates to the city convention to be held March IS , I'.HHi ' , an-1 10 place In nomination one councilman from said ward and to transact such other business as may properly be submitted. Carl Wilde , conimlttuomm. . The Democratic electors of the Third ward of the city of Norfolk , are hereby called to meet , at the city hall > n Wednesday evening , March 17 , 1909. for the purpose of electing twelve delegates to the city convention to be hold March 18 , 1909 , and to place in nomination ono councilman from snld ward and to transact such other busi ness as may properly be submitted. P. J. Stafford , commlttocnnui. The Democratic electors of the Fourth ward of the city of Norfolk , are hereby called to meet at the Rail way Employes' hall , Norfolk Junction , n Wednesday evening , .March 17 , 1909 , for the purpose of electing seven dele gates to the city convention to be held March IS. 1909 , and to place In mini- nation one councilman from said ward , and to transact such other business as may properly be submitted. John Koerher , committecnian. Believe Stolypln Will Recover. St. Petersburg , March \o. \ The con dition of Premier Stolyplnx prac tically unchanged today. His recovery Is looked for. FORTY THOUSAND WiLL MARCH KHUIGMPERS Boston Workers Will Mnet in Old Faneull Hall Tomorrow. Boston , March 13. The createst la bor demonstiatlon In th history ol Boston will take place tomorrow Forty thousand men , members of th unions of this city , will march in pa rade and attend mass meetings as a piotcst afei.inst the sentencing of Pros- idcnt Gompers , Vice President Mitch ell and Secretary Morrison of tha American Kederation of Labor for contempt - tempt of court. The announced purpose of tha dem onstration is "to voice the protest ol the workingmen of Boston and vicinity against the abuse of the injunction process by the judiciary , the encroach ments by the courts on tha coiiitltu- tlonal rights of tree speech , troa press , trial by jury and other rights guaranteed - teed by the constitution and to tak further steps to secure legislation ta define and limit the powers of judge ! In injunction canes. " Members of more than 300 Boston unions have declared thalr purpose of marching In the parade. Th procession will bo followed by big meetings hi the afternoon lu historic ball nnrl JABEZ WHITE JEASY FOR GANS English Champion Defeated After Ten Rounds of Tame Fighting. New York , March 13. Joe Cans , former lightweight champion of the world , easily defeated Jabez White , the English lightweight champion , in a ten-round bout at the National Athletic club last night. It was a tame exhibition and the big crowd was disappointed , as the men wore slow and lacked force behind many of their blows. White used his left cleverly in the first two rounds , but In the third he changed bis tactics , relylnc on his ; right. Two rounds later the cause of this shift was apparent. White had broken his left arm some time ago In England and' ho hurt It early lu the third round last night. i White was knocked down once la the fifth , twice in the seventh , when the boll saved him by one second , and once in the eighth. Gans was far from being the Cans of even two years ago. He missed several - ' | oral blows , misjudging distance , and. failed to take advantage of many op portunities that presented themselves. ' | NIXON ALKSF AIRSHIPS Shipbuilder Speaks of Possibilities of ; Aerial Navigation. II New York , March 8. Lewis Nixon , ' I the well known shipbuilder , spoke of the possibilities of aerial navigation in un address at the annual dinner of the Richmond County Automobile club I Aeroplanes in war , Mr. Nixon said , i would bo used for scouting , the dropping - I ping of small bomus and the attack of ji large dirigibles. ] LAFOLLETl'ESr-tAKS INNEW YORK _ Makes Argument ( or Direct Nominations Plan. Now York , March in. George Enrl Chamberlain , the now Democratic United States senator from Oregon , who was chosen bj a Republican legis lature as the result ol a holly con tested primary , acted as chairman last night of a meeting of New York's Civic Forum. The meeting was to dis cuss "Hileet of Direct Primary Nomi nations , " and the chief speaker wiis Senator La Follotto of Wisconsin , who Is an ardent advocate of the plan. Hu said In part : "Senator Depuw was wrong when ho called the direct pri mary law a leap In the dark. Twenty- Boven states now have the law In ono foVm or another. It is true that no state has obtained a perfect direct primary law. In Wisconsin wo have found that the provision which allows a candidate to secure a nomination on a plurality rather than on a majority makes It possible under certain cir cumstances lor a compact and well organized nuu-hluo minority to domin ate. The law will he amended to cor rect this. Hut It will never be re pealed. As a whole It has thu most sincere Indorsement of the great body of voiers. The voter Is robbed of the best part of his lianchlse when lu Is aU allowed a share In the niaUiag of the ballot. " COAL CONi EREflCE IN PHILADELPHIA Early Agreement in Anthracite . ' Field is Expected. Philadelphia , Mnivih 8. President Low-is of the United Mine Workers of America and the minors' committee on Thursday will have u conference with 'Jio presidents of the anthracite.1 railroad und coal companies here. There Is u distinctly better feeling in the hard coal fields regarding thu outcome of the negotiations. Business men say that they look for only a short suspension of work , if , indeed , there Is any suspension at all. It was in April seven years ago , when the six months' strike in thu anthrac.ilo coal regions begun uud brought in its wake public hardship that will not soon bo forgotten. The last throe-year agreement will expire upon April 1 and on the early renewal ol a working agreement rests the mat ter of harmony or strife In the authra- cltH Hold UTAH MAN ADMJS SHORTA9E Told of Discovery of Crime by Wire While In Nevada and Returns. Salt Lake , Utah , March 13. Jamea Christiansen , former state treasurer , following his confession of his icspon- Ability for a shortage of over $70,000 In the state treasury , Is under arrest and is now In jail hero. The money , It is acknowledged , was used in specu lations in Nevada mining ventures. Christiansen was state treasurer for the four-year term ending at the be ginning of the present year. The shortage In the accounts was discov ered a few days ago through the checking of the accounts by the state board of examiners. At the time Christiansen was In Nevada , where ho has extensive mining interests. In response - sponse to a telegram apprising him of the discovery he returned to Salt Lake and admitted bis shortage. The exact amount is $70,628.94 , and this has been deposited to the credit of the state by the bondsmen of the cx-ofllclal. COLLEGES BEGIN FIRING - ? - * - -414 , . Intercollegiate Match for Rifle Cham pionship Starts Today. New York , March 15. Reports reaching here from various sections of the United States indicate that firing began today , according to schedule , in the intercollegiate rifle match for the 1909 gallery championship. The event , which Is held' under the auspices 67 the National Rifle Assqcla- tion of America , is open to any"unh'eV - Bity or college in the United States conferring degrees. It will be shot during the period between March 15 and 27. The prize Is the handsome trophy presented by the Forest , Fish and Game Society of America and which was won for the first time last year by Columbia university of this city. city.Tho The trophy will become the property of the college or university winning it three times , not necessarily in sue cession. Fifteen institutions which have rifle clubs affiliated with the Na tional Rifle association have expressed their intention of taking part iu the contest. ASKED MAYOR TO MARRY THEM. Dallas Couple Saw Sturgeon , Who Wasn't Equal to the Situation. Mayor Sturgeon , as official head of the city , secretary of the Commercial club and general booster for Norfolk , found a situation Saturday evening to which ho was not equal. "See Stur geon" is a common phrase in Norfolk hut Anton SuiuUiulst of Dallas , S. D. , found It of no avail. With his bride-to-be. Miss Marten- son of Dallas , and a marriage license from Fairfax , S. D. Sundqnist nrrhfd from the Rosebud Saturday night and seeking out Mayor Sturgeon demanded that the mayor officiate at the wed ding The mayor had to admit that ho thought the Nebraska law faulty CALUMET Baking Powdei Received Highest Award World's Pure Food Exposition Chicago , November , 1907 What does this mean ? It menus that Caluna-t has set .1 urnStaml.ud in Hiking Powder the st.tiul.ud of the \Votld. Dccauio this award was given to Cnlumet niter thorough tests and experiments , over nil other baking powders. It means that Calumet is the hcst baking powder in every particular in the world. And this means that Calumet produces the bes most delicious , lightest , and purest baking of all baking powders. Doesn't that mean everything to you ? on that point but offered to get a ' minister or Justice of the peace. Then caino the difficulty of the South Da kota marriage HCOIIHO , It being nec essary to have a license Issued from the county In which the ceremony takes place , and City Clerk Harter was only Issuing peddler's licenses. As a solution the Rosebud couple loft Sunday morning over the M. & O. , Inlendlng to bo married at Wayne or Sioux City. Wlsner Contest. Winner , Neb. , March 15.- Special to The News : The annual declamatory contest was held Friday evening In the ipera house In this city. The ten leclamatlons interspersed with good nuslc made the program a very Inter esting one as well as ono which will eng bo remembered. After the do- Islon of tlie judges the medal was iwarded Miss Truby Kelly , who as winner In the home contest will repre sent Wlsner In the district contest to ) e hold in Norfolk , March HI. The Wlsner basket ball team defeat ed the Fremont team In a game at Fremont Friday night , the score being 2'2 to 19. Atkinson Contest. Atkinson , Neb. , March 15. Special to The News : The high school de clamatory contest was hold at Miller's opera house. ' 1 he following program was given : Music Orchestra 'The Hear Story" Jesse Hahn ' .My Little Newsboy" Ray Elder The Going of the White Swan" Mabel Strat'on 'The Trial of Kebecca" . .Huth Uoehmo Music QI chiistra 'Sam Weller's Valentine" Neil Sainmons 'A Plea for Cuban Liberty" Otto Stratum 'The Swan Song" Efflo Armstrong 'The Stage Driver's Story".Hoy Eider Music Orchestra The judges were Miss Howard from lowing , Miss Moore from O'Neill and Mrs. Peterman from Atkinson. Effie Armstrong was awarded llrst prize and she will represent Atkinson at Norfolk , March HI. Otto Stratton won second and Mabel Stratton won third. These two wore presented with two fine books. BURGLARIZES ATKINSON STORE. Jailed , Tramp Escapes Before Morn ing Had Accomplices. Atkinson , Nob. , March 15. Special io The News : A drunken tramp broke into the Implement store of C. E. Havens Friday night and stole several harnesses and bridles. Night Watchman IJoebo caught the offender and he was lodged In the city jail for the night. Saturday morning the prisoner was gone and It Is thought that his accomplices helped him to escape. He broke In the glass door at the front of the store by throwing a piece of coal through It , then reached In , unlocked the door and entered. Sat urday morning the stolen property was found In gunny sacks near the railroad watering tank. It Is thought that the thief expected to escape on the early morning train. Atkinson News. Tlie Cement livery barn , owned by Paradise & Son , was sold last week to Eugene Galllgan who will get new equipments and continue the business In the same building. Mr. Haines of Fairfield will take possession the llrst of April of the Robert Jones farm which Is one mile west of Atkinson. The C. H. Williams Heal Estate company made the deal at $37.50 an acre. Mr. Jones expects to locate some place In Holt county. Mrs. Maude Merrlman of St. Joe , Idaho , arrived In Atkinson , Sunday , called hero by the sickness of her father , T. U. Walker. Mrs. Phoebe Krouger of Chicago , came to Atkinson Thursday in ic- spouse to a telegram that her mother , Mrs. C. A. Hitney , was seriously 111. Mr. and Mrs. Robert IMtnoy of Norfolk came the same evening. MATTHESON DENIES RUMOR. Stories Regarding Cal Mattheson Are Untrue , Father Says , John Mattheson of Pllgor , father of Cal Mattheson , declares that there Is no truth In any of the rumors which have boon circulating regarding his son. The rumors have had It that Cal Mattheson was Involved In some sort of trouble In Texas. The father says he had a letter from Cal a week ago and that he was all right and men tioned no trouble "Ho Is working on a ranch about 100 miles south of Fort Worth. Tex , " the father said to The News today over the long distance telephone. A telegram to The News from I Amarillo , Tex . In response to an i lniiilr | > , sa\8 the man \\an never heard of In that city. Special Train is Chartered. A special train was chartered by A. V. Pease of Falrbury to carry him from | Norfolk ( o Fremont Momla > af ternoon i when he learned of the death of his mother , which occurred at 1:110 : o'clock Monday afternoon. Mr. Peace , a member of the state board of pharmacy , had come to Nor folk to attend the slate convention of commercial clubs. He received word of the death of his mother and Im mediately made arrangements with Northwestern officials for a special train , consisting of an engine and car , to take him to Fremont , so that ho could make train connections homo. Otherwise he would have bad to remain - main In Norfolk over night. The cost of Iho special train Ic said to have been $1JJB. Hutchinsons Enters NoNrfolk. The Hutchlnson Hrothors' company of Slonx City today purchased the Norfolk wholesale bakery and ice cream plant of Lewis & ( loldsworthy. E. J. llutchlnson , president , and W. 0. Hutchlnson , secretary-treasurer of the purchasing company , were In Nor folk today and completed the pur chase. The Hutchinsons have the reputa tion of being business getters and will push the Norfolk end of their business In this territory. Their goods will bo known as the "Purity ice cream , bakery and dairy products. " The company has been trying to get into Norfolk for more than a year , al though their purchase of the Lewis & Goldsworlhy plant came as a surprise. Asks Latta to Go After Joe Cannon. Your Uncle Joe had better sit up and take notice. The plain people arc speaking. They are speaking to ono J. P. Lat ta , who while one of the plain people In Nebraska is a banker-congressman at Washington. The plain people In Norfolk to the number of more than 100 arc asking Latta to get busy and smash the Can non rules In the house. About the only rule that I atta has smashed so far Is the rule keeping spectators off the floor of the house and then he did not smash It bad enough to get a Nor folk man clear up to the Cannon throne for an Introduction. Your Uncle Joe Is some plain him self , especially In matters of speech. Perhaps Latta will never toll him what the plain peojile of Norfolk think. Anyway Latta is a first year man and a minority man and will prob ably have to do something more than even breaking house rules to catch Uncle Joe's eye. The petition to be sent to one J. P. Latta was circulated Saturday morn ing in Norfolk by J. W. Hovee , a re former and one time Methodist mlnlc- tor. Over 100 signatures were se cured during the morning to the pe tition , which reads as follows : "To Hon. J. P. Latta , etc. "Wo , the undersigned legal voters of Norfolk , Madison county , Nebras ka , do respectfully request you to use your Influence In congress as follows : To change the rules of congress by which the speaker appoints commit tees. Let congress name Its own com mittees. Give us a now deal In congress - gross : new rules. " In the matter of the estate ofVilhel \ - mlno .May , deceased. In the c-ounty court of Madison county , Nebraska. Now. on the fifteenth day of March. 1909. came Jack Koeiilgsteln. the ad ministrator of said estate , and prays for leave to render an account as such administrator. It Is therefore ordered that the fourteenth day of April , 1909 , at 1 o'clock p. in. , at my office In Madison , Nebraska , bo fixed as the time and place for examining and allowing suc-h account. And the heirs of said de ceased , and all persons Interested In said estate , are required to appear at the time and place so designated , and show cause , If such exists , why said account should not be allowed. It Is further ordered that said Jack Koenigstoin. administrator , give notice to all persons Interested In said es tate by causing a copy of this order to be published In the Norfolk Weekly News-Journal , a newspaper printed and In general circulation in said county for three weeks prior to the day set for said hearing In tcstlmoiiN wIn-1-enf I have here unto Hi-t m\ hand and atliv-d mv of lie la ] si-a 1 this fifteenth da > of March , A D low \ \ Illlam Hate * . County Judge.