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TUB NORFOLK WEBKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , APRIL 28 , mil.
Floods In Western Russia. \ Alexandrovuk , Government of Arch angel , Russia , April 22. ( Delayed In trnnimilHHlon ) Reports from western RiiBHla find Siberia tell of the midden arrival of vprln * ; . Thu It-o has broken up In the riven ; and with the melting I.IIOWH ban cmifed abnormal high wat ers , which lire doing great damage. GREEK SECTION MAN KILLED. Dill Arnatat Stands on Track Eatt of Battle Creek and la Struck. 1)111 AruntnH , nged about 45 , a Greek section man employed on the Northwestern - western , was killed two nillca east of Rattle Crook Tuesday noon by eastbound - bound passenger train No. G. The man did not get off the track when ho BHW the train coming , until the loco motive was nearly on him. Then ho dropped his shovel and returned to got It The tody wan brought to the Junction. Atkinson Woman Flllc the Pulpit. Atkinson. Neb. , April 25. Special to Tbo News : Whllo Ilov. Joseph An- Mill attended the meeting of the Nlo- brara presbytery at Wayne , Mrs. An- gell took her husband's place In the pulpit for two Sundays. Chicago Plans Aviation Meet. Chicago , April 25. An eight days' uvlutlon meet at which $100,000 will bo dlHtrlbuted in prizes will begin hero August 8. The meeting was decided upon by n commltteo of nvla- lion enthusiasts. Health Bad , Shoots Self. Itandolph , Neb. . April 25. Special to The News : W. 2. Newnll , manager - or of the W J. Sell el I Lumber com pany , ended bis llfo at bin homo hero this morning by shooting himself through the lungs. lie- was In bad health and was planning to inovo to Oregon on this account. Ho leaves a wife but no children. Ho was a member of tile Royal Highlanders and the Woodman of the World. Mr. Nel- non came here a month and a hn" ago from Ellsworth , Minn. SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE. Arthur Black , a former South Da- kotnn , was assassinated at Montezu ma , Colo. The only con of Pin Icy Gunn and wife , living on n farm near Huron , was accidentally killed. Governor Vessey has appointed E. C. Slgler as county judge of McPhor- won county to fill a vacancy. A deal was made last week which changes the ownership and manage ment of the Delrnont Telephone com pany. Governor Vessey has appointed su pervlsors of election for the organlza lion of Mellette county on the 25th day of May. As the result of pulling a loaded gun through a wire fence whllo hunt Ing , Julius Wenzlaff of Freeman lost his life. C. M. Poe hap sold the New theater at YnnktOD to Fred H. Hoerman of Washington , Kan. , the consideration being $33,000. Byn' vote of 2 to 1 in both debates the South Dakota state college won In dual Intercollegiate debate with the North Dakota Agricultural college. George A. Clark , editor of the Jour nal Observer at Redfleld , and Miss Elizabeth Gale were united in mar riage at the home of the bride in Cin cinnati. . A freight on the South Dakota Cen tral railway was unable to move out of Watertown Sunday because the en gine had been chained to the track by the sheriff to satisfy an execution. A Col. S. E. Young , superintendent of the South Dakota training school at Planklnton. died Sunday. .Nimrod , an Indian policeman from Greenwood , was arrested and taken to Wagner on the charge of bigamy. Coulon-O'Keefc a Drjw. Kansas City , Mo. , April 26. Johnny Coulon , bantamweight champion of the world , and Eddie O'Keefe of Phil adelphia fought ten fast rounds to a draw here. Hooan to Fight Wolgact. , , Xew York , April 26. Walter "Smil ey" Franey , manager of "One-Round" llogun , is today wearing the smile that won't come off in anticipation of the victory of his man over Ad Wolgust , tbe world's lightweight champion. Praney earnestly believes/that hls'pro- tege with the ominous sobriquet will dethrone the lightweight king when the pair throw gloves at each other for ten rounds at the Madison Athletic club. Hogan today rounded out a long siege of preparation for bis meeting with Wolgaet and is now said to be In the condition commonly called "pink. ' . ' Police Stop Fight. Indianapolis , Ind. , April 26. Young Baylor of this city easily outclassed Rouse O'Brien of Boston here in what was to have been a ten-round bout. After O'Brien had been knocked down twice and seemed to be In great dis tress , the police stopped the flght In the sixth round. "Kid" Williams of Philadelphia was no match for Jack Morgan of this city and this bout , which was scheduled cfor ten rounds , was stopped at the end of tbe third. A Telephone Mistake. Tilden Citizen : As showing what a repeated telephone message may de velop into , the following is printed : Some days ago , a nephew of Charley Kohl arrived from Oklahoma. On the train between here and Norfolk he made a casual acquaintance of a young lady living In the neighborhood , who IB a close friend of the Kohl fam < lly , and tbe young lady kindly took upon herself the task of apprising the Kohls that their nephew Ray was ID town , waiting for a conveyance to take him to the farm. To reach its destlna tlon the message had to be repeated over two or three lines , with the re V suit that Will Plumb was Informed that Charley Kohl' baby was lost Will got busy and with thu good nature - . turo that makes htm famous , he soon ) hud all the telephones between Mad- IHOII and Newman Grove 'asking for the lost little tot that waa rafo In bed and sleeping soundly. Robbers Get Sole Proceeds. West Point. Nob. , April 25. Word as been received here from the police opartmcnt of Chicago that William ombecb , a well known Turning conn- y citizen , who left West Point Mon- ay on a trip to Germany , was robbed f his money in that city on Tuesday Ight , Mr. Uotnbech had just sold his arm and had with him $1,000 , half of bleb was In foreign drafts. Steps ave been taken to stop payment on hcsc. Up to this time no further par- tculars of tbe robbery have been earned. Burns Hands. But Gets Here. Nellgh , Nob. , April 25. Special to ho News : Whllo making arrange- icntH and getting her wearing ap- arel In readiness to attend the an- mil meeting of the Woman's Fede- ated clubs of the third district at Norfolk .Monday and Tuesday of this reek , Mrs. C. II. VanKIrk of this city ad an experience Sunday evening iiat she will not soon forget. .Airs. VnnKIrk had a pair of gloves n her bands that she was washing rlth gasoline , but In the meantime ad noticed that the oil steve had one out , and Immediately proceeded t get a match to light It. The match . as struek and the gloves at once aught ( Ire , also the pan containing ho gasoline. The burns were pro- ounced quite painful , but not as erlous as first anticipated. A physician bandaged the bauds nd she was among the many ladles t Nellgh bound for Norfolk Monday tor n i UK. Vlele is On Normal Board. A. II. Vlele , president of the Norfolk1 loard of education , was appointed a member of the state normal board by jovernor C. II. Aldrlch yesterday af- ernoon. There are five members on bis board , which had charge of all the- normal schools in the state. Mr. Vlele ccolved a telegram from Governor Aldrlch telling him that he had been .ppolnted . on the board. Among the first to congratulate was Superintendent Bodwoll of the Beat ice schools , who telephoned from Lin coin to Mr. Vlelo , telling him he had neard of the appointment. Mr. Bod- ivell was formerly superintendent of ho Norfolk schools. Mr. Vlele's appointment to this board is considered a choice plum for Norfolk and an honor to the president of its educational board. Mr. Vlele succeeds Dr. Luther P. . .udden , his term beginning June 25. NO SCRAMBLE FOR CHARTERS. Predicted Effect of Guaranty Law Does Not Materialize. Lincoln , A.pril 2C. The action of ho United States supreme court sus- aining the validity of the Nebraska bank- guaranty law , enacted at' the eglslative session of two years ago , las not had the predicted effect of causing a rush of national banks to voluntarily liquidate and apply for state charters. On the contrary , since he mandate of the Washington high court has been received the changes have been all the other way. Six tate banks since the decision have made application to the controller of bo currency to nationalize , and the mpression Is that the number will be ncreased before the machinery put- Ing in effect the guaranty enactment is fairly put In motion. The state banks that have already , applied for national charters are as follows : The Farmers State bank of Wausa , capital stock $50,000. The Madison bank at Madison , cap ital stock $50,000. The Elkhorn Valley bank at Tilden , capital $25,000. The Belden bank at Belden , capital $15,000. The Farmers State bank at Laurel , capital $25,000. The Farmers and Traders State bank at Wakefield , capital $40,000. Not one application since the deci sion at Washington was rendered has been made from a national Institution to change to a state bank and there by come under the provisions of the guaranty law. An attempt by the legislature , which has just concluded , to strengthen and improve the guaranty law'Is likely to lead to an interpretation by the su preme court of the state of the con stitutionality of the proposed change. This was an amendment attached in the house to the McGrew senate bill. The house members were fearful that the McGrew bill would not stand the test of the courts , and tacked on an amendment which se.eks to prevent state banks from nationalizing or liquidating by providing that any bank that Is converted Into a tiatlonal rnust pay as a penalty the bank assess * meuls for the guaranty fund from the date when the law first went into ef fect in 1909. This would amount U penalty of 11-20 percent upon the de posits of all state banks. As the ba.- auce of the bill extends the date of the payments of assessments to June 1 of this year , the discrimination between the banks that remain under state charters and those that nationalize is deemed to be apparent and fatal to that section of tbe bill. It Is believed by many that rather than run tbe risk of a further test in tbe courts , the state banking board will never at tempt to enforce this provision against banks that nationalize. If the. provision is enforced a lot of banks will be penalized. In addition to the six that have already applied for national charters , ( wlce that num ber , It Is estimated , will'make applica tion during the year , three times the number that have made like applica tion during any previous year. Before state banks can advertise that their deposits are guaranteed by the state banking law they must show tbe banking board they have compiled with the law. Thle may take cereral months , so the few state banks that are now advertising on postern In their rooms and elsewhere that they are under the guaranty law are mov ing too quickly. This IB the Interpre tation placed on the law by Secretary Royse of tbe banking board. Great Rain Hits Spots. A great spring rain , amounting to .22 of an Inch , fell in spots of north ern Nebraska and southern South Da kota Tuesday night. The rain was showery , not being a general down pour. A good rain is reported In the vicin ity of Dallas , In Gregory county , S. D. ; a light rain fell between Inman and Valentino ; Norfolk got a soaking ; and In the South Platte country , a light rain fell at Superior. These were all tbe rains that bad been reported at the Northwestern railroad headquar ters in Norfolk at 9 o'clock. The rain was needed , and will be of great benefit where It fell. St. Charles , S. D. , April 20. Special to The News : It was cloudy all Mon day afternoon and about 3 p. m. It rained not to exceed a quarter of an Inch. Hain Is needed. Everything Is dry and small grain is starting slowly on account of no rain. Ainu-worth , Neb. , April 26. Special to The News : A steady downpour of rain began Monday evening and con tinued all night and until afternoon Tuesday. The ground Is thoroughly soaked. Wltton , S. D. , April 26.- Special to The News : Tripp county was visited ay a general rain over the greater part of the county Saturday. Rnln Degan falling in the morning and con tinued during the greater part of the Jay. Grass and small grain are lookIng - Ing Hue and the prospects are good for a bountiful yield. Valentine , Neb. , April 26. Special to The News : This section of the country had another good soaking , as there was a steady drizzle of a raty all Monday night and most of yesterday. This being the second rain within a week for this part of the country , everything in the growing line will been on the jump , as It relieves quite a long spell of dryuess. Women Talk of Reforms. Declaring that their eighth annual convention was a successful ono and delighted with their treatment at the hands of the Norfolk woman's club and the Norfolk people , the Third district Federation of Women's Clubs adjourned in the First Congregational church Tuesday evening. Tuesday evening's session was one of the most interesting held by the convention. At this session Mrs. F. H. Cole of Omaha delivered the fea ture address of the'convention. Her subject was "Civil Service. " The session was called to order at 8 o'clock and a large audience enjoyed tbe piano duet by Mesdames Booth and Hutchinson. Mrs. T. J. Gist , state president of this organization , delivered the presi dent's address at this session. She was followed by special music ren dered by the Stauton ladles' quartette After the resolutions committee made their report final adjournment was taken. No place has yet been select ed to hold the next convention. Al though it is customary to hold the convention at different points , many of the members are still in favor of Norfolk for the next meeting place. Secretary Mrs. J. E. L. Fisher of Ran dolph is one of the strong Norfolk ad mirers. "While it Is customary to give every one a chance , " she said , "Norfolk Is a logical point to hold this convention. The railroad facilities are very good and we could not have been better treated than we have been in this city. I doubt whether Norfolk would wanl us again. " Mrs. Fisher was assured Norfolk was always icady to welcome the club women. During the business meeting Tues day afternoon Mrs. F. A. Long of Mad- tson was elected district vice presi dent , succeeding Mrs. Carey of Ban croft , and Miss Ruth Shaw of this city was elected secretary , succeeding Mrs. Fisher of Randolph. The feature of Tuesday afternoon's session was tbe address of state Pres Ident Mrs. T. J. Gist of Falls City Interesting talks were given by Mrs F. H. Cole of Omaha , and other of fleers. i , The subject-of the endowment fund of the general federation was thor oughly gone over in au interesting ad dress by Mrs. H. L. Keefe of Walthlll Mrs. Keefe is chairman of tbe state library committee and president of tha Walthlll club. Immediately after tbe business ses slon Tuesday afternoon , it was an nounced that the automobiles were read } * and the ladles immediately made their way to Norfolk avenue where ou both sides of the street thlr ty-three cars were awaiting them They formed in line of parade and were taken through the city and soon the machines with their load of dele gates were speeding through the streets in every part of the city. The ladles were delighted with their enter talnmeut and commented favorably on their treatment at the hands of the Commercial club. Besides the literature brought by tbe literature committee on the sub jects of domestic science , home ec onomics , etc. , Mrs. T. J. Gist , presl dent of the state federation , had an " "interesting assortment of reading mat ter appealing to the women to take action in inducing railroads to 1m prove stations and grounds. Othe civic improvements suggested were : Suggested Improvements. Good roads , sane and safe Fourth o July , observe Arbor day , establish 11 braries , cupless fountains in schools , street cleaning , complete garbage col' lection , prohibitory expectoration on streets , plant trees , arrange for play grounds , avoid throwing ashes in because it Is hazardous to automobile tires , paint telephone and telegraph poles , etc. Among the visitors attending tbe convention were : Mrs. Curtis L. Day , Ponder ; Mrs. L. L. MathewK , Fremont ! Mrs. F. B. Knapp , Fremont ; Mrs. Dan V. Steph ens , Fremont ; Mrs. W. S. Swnimiii , Oakland ; Maiy Wells , Oakland ; Mrs. Allco M. Daniels , Bancroft ; Mrs. Jean H. McVlcker , North Bend ; Mrs. Sarah E. Macon , North Bend ; Mrs. F. J. P/att , Humphrey ; Miss Anna Keogh , Humphrey ; Mrs. Elizabeth Wells , West Point ; Mrs. Metta II. Fisher Randolph ; Mrs. H. S. Palmer , Ncllgb ; Mrs. II. E. Mason , Meadow Grove ; Miss Cecil Thorndyke , Randolph ; Mrs. Frank Moore , Crolghton ; Mrs. C. J. Mllson , Crelghton ; Mrs. R. H. Rice , ollgh ; Mrs. O. A. Williams , Nellgh ; Irs. W. II. Green. Crelghton ; Mrs. fae Orris , Stanton ; Mrs. Belle Young , Stanton ; Mrs. Allco .Webb , Wayne ; Irs. Jean R. Mines , Wayne ; Mrs. E. L. Scheinmaun , Oalulale ; Mrs. Helen Tolles , Laurel ; Mrs. O. B. Bowers , 'ekamah ; Mrs. J. A. Goodwill , Te aman ; Mrs. S. Ritchie , Neligh ; Edna IcLeod , Stanton ; Wllda Chace , Stan- on ; Mrs. Gertnide Namur , Stanton ; Irs. Anna MoLeod , Stnnton ; Mrs. 11. } . Graham , Bancroft ; Mrs. Alma ) lors , Madison ; Mrs. Grace Blackman , ladison ; Mrs. C. A. Hewitt , Nellgh ; iaudo Deuel , Meadow Grove ; Mrs. J. ! . Hay , Laurel ; Mrs. Cando , Laurel ; Irs. J. II. Oxnam , Norfolk ; Mrs. P. F. Hell. Norfolk ; Mrs. S F. Erskine , S'orfolk ; Mrs. Willis E. Reed , Madl- on ; Mrs. Lllllo Slocumb , Wisner ; Irs. Myrtle B. KInzel , Wlsner ; Mrs. larry U Keefe , Walthlll ; Mrs. F. H. ole , Omaha ; Mrs. T. F. Gist , Falls ity ; Mrs. C. N. Erwln , Bancroft ; Mrs. Mabel Vankirk , Nellgh ; Mrs. arab Vankirk , Nellgh ; Mrs. J. C. El- lott. West Point ; .Mrs. Alice Nelhardt , lancroft ; Mrs. J. E. L. Carey , Ban- roft ; Mrs. Kelsey Trowbridge , Ne igh ; Mrs. Hester A. Frye , Meadow Grove ; Mrs. Sarah M. Hookstra , relghton ; Mrs. W. H. Boose , Meadow rove ; Miss May Dow , Meadow oiie ; Mrs. W. W. Brown , Crelgbton ; Mrs. Calvin Keller , Crelghton ; Mrs. lelen Nance , Randolph ; Mrs. W. J. logardus , Nellgh ; Mrs. H. L. Kin dred , Meadow Grove ; Mrs. L. A. Brown , Meadow Grove ; Mrs. W. R. Xcke , Stanton ; Mrs , Edna M. Under- burg , Stanton ; Mrs. T. Warner , Oak- lale ; Casy G. Kelsey , Nellgh ; Mayme A. Manning , Stanton ; Mrs. Llllle West , Bancroft ; Mrs. F. A. Long , Madison ; Mrs. C. L. Wattles , Neligh ; Mlnnio E. Anthony , Wausa ; Mrs. Nels Jnskog , Pllger ; Mrs. George W. Mun- ; er , Pilger ; Mrs. W. W. Cole , Nellgh ; Mrs. Amy Mackey , Stanton ; Mrs. Ma bel Johnson , Neligh ; Mrs. Clara Grat- tan , Stanton ; Mrs. Lulu Boyce , Pierce ; Mrs. Aletta Thompson , Wisner ; Mrs. A. R. Oleson , Wisner ; Mrs. S. AT. Mass , Wisner ; Mrs. Jessie C. Haw kins , Wisner ; Mrs. Augusta Baer , Stanton ; Mrs. Edith Feyerherm , Stanton - ton ; Irene Feyerherm , Stanton ; Mrs. F. H. Scott , Norfolk ; Vtiss Blesee "Monroe , Foundulac , W.ls. The afternoon's sessi'on was opened at 1:30 : by a vocal solo by Mrs. Cain , jr. , of Stella. Greetings from tbe vis iting officers followed and then the convention dived into real business , receiving the reports of more state committees. Mrs. Neihardt of Ban croft , of the literature committee , Dr. Picotte of Walthlll of the health com mltteo. and Mrs. Keefe of Walthill of the endowment fund and general fed eration committee , made Interesting reports. The business meeting fol lowed and the convention adjourned to enjoy the automobile ride under the auspices of tbe Norfolk Commer cial club , L. P. Pasewalk having charge of this feature. Those donating the service of the machines were : Herbert King , O. N Stukcy , A. H. Viele , H. A. Pasewalk C. F. Shaw. W. P. Logan. Frank E Melcher , Clarence W. ScoBeJd , Dr. C J. Verges , W. A. Emery , W. A. Kings ley , John Best , W. H. Parriott , A Koyen. H. E. Hardy , W. H. Blakeman S. G. Mayer , George B. Christoph , D Rees , George D. Butterfleld , E. P. Olm sted , Henry Klug , E. M. Huntlngton George Dudley , II. C. Battler , Dr. C. A McKim , C. B. Sailer , August Kiesau Jack Koenlgsteln. Viele Gets Lutfdcn Job. State Journal : Governor Aldrich has got the official scalp of the Rev Luther P. Ludden of Lincoln , member of the state normal board a-found whom thetaffairs ofthat..board.bave revolved with , considerable'-speed for the past ten'yearn. Otherp htive tried to get the coveted loclfof hair and fall ed , but Governor Aldrlch did the trick by appointing A. H. Viele of Norfolk to succeed Air. Luddenwhen the lat tor's term expires June 2.1. Mr Viele Is president of the Norfolk school board. He has been a mcr chant for many years and was form erly a locomotive engineer on the Northwestern railroad. He was rec ommeuded by Superintendent Water house of Omaha , and Superlntenden Bodwell of Beatrice , and Mr. Ludden suspects that State Superintenden Crabtree knows something about how the appointment was made. Mr. Crab tree * is the gentleman .whom Mr. Lud den helped to relieve of the principal ship of the state normal at Peru and after the removal the people of the state elected Mr. Crabtree state BU perlntendent. Mr. Bodwell was In the office of the state superintendent when the ap pointmeut was announced by tbe gov ernor yesterday. He said he hat taught at Norfolk and'he knew Mr Vielo to be a good man for the posl tlon. tlon.Mr. Mr. Crabtree did not deny that h knew the governor , but ho smlllngl said he did not even know Mr. Viele the appointee , except lhat he hat heard him highly spoken of. Dr. Ludden Is known throughout th west. Ho Is known as a preacher teacher and politician. In the old day when state conventions were held h was usually a prominent figure on tb Btago at every republican etate meet ig In Nebraska. He Is serving bis t'lith > ear on the state normal boaid. receding his appointment on the tate board he wns for nine years a leuiber of the board of education of .Incoln. This makes a total of nlno- een years' service In the school hoard ork. For eighteen years ho wns sec- etary of the Nebraska poultry so lely. He was president of a Luth- ran orphan homo at Nachusa , 111. , ut resigned last year. Ho has drop- ed most of his work except tha field ecretaryshlp of the homo mission oard of the Lutheran church. Ludden's Appointment. A reporter broke the news of Dr. .uddeu's decapitation to him ycstcr- ay a * gently as possible. The re- orter found Dr. Ludden in the new fflce room of the state normal board n the basement of the state house , 'ho room Is to bo occupied by the oard tomorrow. Dr. Ludden was ouml on his knees on the floor of the oard room. He was clad in overalls nd was sandpapering paint spots on lie cement floor. "I hired Janitors to do this , " said Dr. Ludden gaily , "but they said they ould not get the spots off the floor. They tried everything except elbow lease , and now I propose to do the iork with the aid of my son. " "You will not need to do that after unc 25 , " said the reporter In a tone f voice as solemn as the occasion equlred. "Ah , ha , he has appointed , has he ? " uickly replied Dr. Ludden. "I knew would not get it. I told some of hem it was fixed long ago. Well , I fill keep right on with this work just he fame so the next man will have a lean floor to walk on. "Any way , " said Mr. Ludden , "I am he only member of the board who In he past twenty years was rcappolnt- d for a five-year term. The term of ach appointee Is now five years. Gov- rnor Savage appointed mo at a time when Johnson county and Ncmaba ounty each asked for the place. Tbe rouble grew so hot that the governor went outside of those two counties for i man and appointed me. I never < new anything about It till I read it n the State Journal. When I asked overnor Savage about it he said I lad received tbo best endorsement of \ny candidate he bad ever seen. 1 old him I would like to know who my friends were. " 'Well , sir , ' replied the governor , 'I myself filed your application with my self and I myself endorsed the appli cation. The endorsement I consider one of the best I ever saw. ' "Governor Mickey once told mo he would not appoint mo , but ho did. The board stood a tie on tbe election of a president for the new state normal at Xearney while I was in the state of New York. Members of the board tel jgraphed mo for my proxy , but I re used to let any ono have it. Governor Mickey was anxious to see Professor Fordyce elected president of the Kear ney school and when I returned to Jncoln he told mo he would not re appoint me on the normal board , but ome of tbem got busy and he did ap point mo for a second term. " Under Governor Shallcnbcrgcr's ad ministration the legislature passed a l which would have legislated Mr. Uidden and the other members of the board out of office , but the supreme court declared it unconstitutional be cause It did not repeal or amend the law creating the state normal board and would have left two normal boards in existence. Norton Tells of His Experience. Wbeatland. Wyom. . April 24. Editor - itor News : I note in your paper ol April 21 that Mr. Craven was wound up on a shaft and undressed. I call to mjnd just such an experience when Dexter and I were doing business at the old stand. I was performing just the same stunt when my suspenders or blouse were caught on a set screw and began undressing me. But by an unearthly yell from "Old Fan' which reached the ear of Billy Schwerdtfejger , my little engineer , I was saved from being a harp player in another world. I bad a little more on me than Dan did. I had a collar beside my shoes and stockings. Respectfully yours , E. M. Norton. Baseball Lineup is Now Assured. Although tbe game between the Norfolk regulars and the high scboo baseball teams was called off Tuets day evening , tbo Norfolk team an nounced their lineup as follows : Hoff wan , . Keleher. Krabn , Gllssman , But ler , Rusk. Schelley , South , Miller Wilde. There are a number of other mem bers of the team , but they have not yet been announced. W. J. Stafforc was elected manager and Paul J5ue low treasurer of the club , which wll bold a monster meeting in a few days From arrangements made by the members of the club , the opening day is not far away. On this day the play ers and their admirers are to parade up and down Norfolk avenue , headct by the band. KNEW HIM IN GREECE. Dead Section Man Has Wife and Chil dren In the Old Country. Vasslllos Arraatas , the Greek labor er who was killed Tuesday afternoon by Northwestern train No. 6 near Bat tie Creek , was well known by Gus Cades of this city. Armatas has a wife and a number of children In Greece and was to have se t for them soon. He came to Norfolk only five months ago from South America where ho had been employed , Hli brother , who lives In Iowa , and hi cousin/ broker of Council Bluffs , ar rive an tbe city today to arrange fo the funeral services to bo held her Thursday. The remains will bo in terred In the Prospect Hill cemetery The death of Armatas was a BUI one. Tbo man and his companions , section gang , were at work on th railroad tracks between hero and Bat tie Creek. When No. b was with ! 200 yards of them , the men etoppe vorklng and hurried out of the way. Umntas left his shove ] and madu a pectacular leap to got It. Ills com- mnlons saw him jump but did not see 11 in when the pilot of the engine truck thu unfortunate foreigner In lie back and threw him some dls- mice. He wns brought to the Ses > Ions & Hell undertaking parlors. here a pockctbook was found hang- ng around his neck. The purtui con- lined ono lonu silver dollar. A letter ns found In his pocket from a rela- Ivo In Greece which showed that Ar- uatas was tending money to South \morlca to help friends. Armatas was about 40 years old. lo was a perfectly built man. With ho exception of slight scratches on Is face , resulting from his fall to the round after tbo train struck him , and lie brulso on the back where he was truck as ho stooped over to pick up ils implement , thcro arc no other wounds. The ribs were broken and overed from the backbone. Death as instantaneous. " 1 know Armatas In Greece , " soys Ir. Cades. "He was then a young nan and also one of thu most perfect- y built and handsome men In my part f the country. " TILDEN MUST APPEAR. Bribery Committee Acts on the Pack er's Case. Springfield , 111. , April 26. - The state enato bribery Investigation commlt- eo decided that Edward Tilden , Chi- ago packer and financier , George M. Benedict and William C. Cummlngs , Chicago bankers , be summoned before ho bar of the senate to show cause by they should not bu held in con- empt of that body for refusing to ppear in response to subpoenas. Kidnaping All Fake ? Omaha , April 26. Chief of Police ) onohue stated today that no further nvestlgatlon would bo made of thu illeged kidnaping of Bernard Smyth ast night. Ho declared he believed ho whole affair to be a "fake. " Omaha , April 26. Bernard Smyth , 9 years old , son of C. J. Smyth , a irominent and wealthy attorney of his city , was kidnaped by four men lelieved to be Italians late yesterday afternoon , but escaped a few hours fterward and returned home unlnjur- d , soon after his absence had alarm- d the family and the police had begun L search for him. A few weeks ago C. J. Smyth began eceiving letters signed "blank hand , " demanding $2,500 In rash and threat ening the death or abduction of his on , Bernard. The matter was finally eported to the police but no clews o the writer were found. I ast evening about 6 o'clock , young Smyth left Crelghton university , where 10 is a student , taking a car at Twenty-fourth and Gumming streets 'or his home on North Thirteenth street. A man apparently an Italian , ) oarded the same car and left it when Smyth did. When the car bad gone ou tbo. man suddenly seized the boy and struck him heavily in the face , 3eforo ho recovered from the shock an automobile containing three other tallans came up. Awakes and Gets Away. The boy was thrown in and his face covered with a cloth saturated with chloroform , which soon rendered him unconscious. When ho regained con sciousness ho was In an abandoned building a rallo or two west of tbe city ind his lone guard was asleep. Young Smyth was tied but managed to slip bis bonds and made his way lome. Mrs. John Schmidt. Following the birth of her tenth child. Mrs. John Schmidt , 306 North Tenth street , died at 6:30 : Wednesday morning , a tumor causing death. The child was stillborn. No funeral ar rangements have been made up to the present time. Besides the husband , Mrs. Schmidt leaves eight children , five daughters and three eons Mar garet , Agnes , Clara , Robert and Wil liam , and three who are under 10 years of age. Mrs. Herman Hoefs. Mrs. Herman Hoefs , 510 South Third street , died from a stroke of apoplexy at 4:30 : Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will bo held from the family homo at 2 o'clock and from the Christ Lutheran church at 2:30 : , Thursday afternoon. Interment will be made In the New Lutheran cemetery. Bertha Weler was born in Wlsmar , Pomerania , Germany , on March 12 , 1861. In 1881 her parents moved di rect to Norfolk from Germany and In 1886 she was united in marriage to Herman Hoefs in this city. To this union five children were born , three of whom are living. They are Kmll , Oscar and Mrs. Victor Mcrha , all of Norfolk. Tuesday morning Mrs. Hoefs , with her daughter , Mrs. Merha , was doing the family washing. Whllo engaged in this work at 10:30 : she suffered the stroke which proved fatal at 4:30. : F. K. Fulton Buys Madison Ave. Lots. F. K. Fulton has purchased the two houses and lots , 405 and 407 Madison avenui-f from Dr. C. J. Verges for $3,500. Mr. Fulton had had the refusal - fusal of tbPMj lots at this figure , for sonio time , but ho offered to walvo his right if the Elks cared to buy at this figure. The trustees , however , did not feel that that would bo fair to Mr. Fulton , who was anxious to secure the property. Threshermen End Session. Meeting of commlttccH , displaying the various exhibits and the continua tion of registration took up the entire morning of the second day's session of the Nebraska Brotherhood of Thresh- eruien's convention. It was estimated that 200 of the threshormen were In the city , but many had failed to reg ister up to a late hour in the after noon. The afternoon session was called to order in tbo Auditorium at 1:30 : by President Shannon and another busl ness meeting wan hold under the di rection of the state officers and James Winters , representing the American ThroBliormuii. It was announced that during the buslnoss session several vlco presi dents would ho oloctod. These are Iho only elections In nrdnr. The ro nialiukir of the now oflkors were elect ed at the Lincoln convention , of which meeting this IK an adjourned NEED OF ORGANIZATION. "Benollts of Organlratlcm" was the feature subject talked on In tlm Audi * torlum by tlm Nebraska Ilrotliorhowt of Tlireshermon , whoso adjourned convention was called to order ntl:30 : Tuesday afternoon by President F. E. Shannon of Hastings. That tbo thresh- ormen and visitors seemed to enjoy Inspecting Norfolk was notlcoabln from thu fact that the Auditorium wan not as well crowded as It would Imvo been If all the delegates and vlsltom had attended the meeting. In all there wore abont 100 threshurmon In the Auditorium , whllo half that number were busy Investigating the mysteries of the threshing machines. The registration did not begin In reality until Wednesday morning , when the Bullock offices , which are being used as the threshermon's head quarters , worn well filled by delegates and Secretary E. L. Smith , who had charge of the registration , found htm 'If ' n bitsy man. The threshcrmen who did not at ml Tuesday afternoon's session lost omo very good Information which was 'holly to their benefit. The mush ; by oget's Beethoven quartet was splon- Id and Professor Voget outdid him- If In a flno violin solo. Although brief , tbo address of wol omo delivered by C J. Bullock for : ie Norfolk Commercial club was ro- ehed with hearty applause. President Shannon ru.ipondcd to this ddrofis and was Immediately followed y the feature subject of the after- eon , "Benefits of Organization. " In bo discussion of this subject many romlnent speakers took part , among iiom being Willis E. Reed of Mad- son ; J. W. Hamor , manager of the dvanco Thresher company , Lincoln , r. A. Randall , Lincoln manager of the lumely company ; James Winters , of he American Throshcrman , Madison , iVis. ; S. B. Powers , Gould Balance , 'alve company , Kellogg , la. Willis E. Reed Talks. In his address Mr. Reed declared here Is a tendency of tbu country pco- ilo to move to the city. Forty per- out of the people of tbe United States , bo declared , live within the orporate limits of tbo cities. The imestlon is how to Induce these men o move on farms and when thatquos Ion Is solved , the question of high est of living will bu solved. Among the interesting short talks luring Tuesday afternoon's session was tbe subject of price cutting and he need of organization in the north Matte region. This discussion was ed by the north Platte operators. Most every thresherman In the uudl- nco was called upon for a few , words on this subject. Tbe afternoon's ses- , ion was closed with music by the > Togct quartet. BULLOCK OFFICES OPENED. Beautiful New Quarters Give Visltorc Chance to Get Acquainted. The new Bullock offices were for mally opened Tuesday evening. About 200 visitors to the tbrenhermen's con vention and a largo number of Nor folk men were entertained in the vis- tors' and customer's room of these oflices. C. J. Bullock received the via tors at tbo door of the building and to the lapel of each visitor was at tached a souvenir pin. The main room was prettily deco rated with palms and greens and the beautiful arrangement of tbe electric ights made \he decorations complete. In the little north room of thin hand some office Mere stationed Voget's Beethoven qua ( ft , who furnished the music of tbe ev iking. So crowded be came the buslnc tft oflices that the pri vate offices had to be forced Into ser vice during the time when refresh ments were served. The Overland Four , a local quartet , furnished some good vocal music , and other talented singers of the gather ing rendered some excellent solos. The opening of these oflices offered visiting threshers an opportunity to get acquainted. During the discussion of various topics , many of the visitors expressed themselves as delighted with Norfolk and its surrounding country. "Norfolk is a fine little city ; " "It Is a llvo one" ' ; "Its railroad facilities and its opportunities for connecting with a new country are wonderful , " are some of the remarks made by vis itors. An interesting Incident of the evenIng - Ing was brought about with tbe aid of the souvenir buttons and chirping lo custs given out by tbe Bullock com pany. The great throng of visitors were seated In the main room , and during tbo around-tbe-tablo conversa tion , visitors idly , toyed with tbe lo- cmstH which "cljoked" as they were pressed together. Among the con glomeration "clicking" came some real Morse te ographlng from n corner in the room. The "clicking" was translated by an Associated Press te legrapher present and bu noon answer ed the rails of "C. Q. D. " and "Hello , any operator here ? " In the southwest corner of the lob by were gathered a large delegation from the east and the Associated Press man lost no time in discovering F. W. Baker of St. Joseph , Mich. , and Representative Prltchard of the Ruth Feeder company of Lincoln , "talking shop" on their locusts , Both men were old time telegra phers , but bad quit tbe business years ago. The Incident caused much Interest - terest among tbo threshers , and Mr Baker , who now represents The Threshermen'it Review , related some Interesting railroad telegraph stories and told bow ho gave up the key for the road.