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TUB NORI'OL-K : WKKKLY Nfinvs.JoauN'ArFRIDAY , MAY s ,
Crelghton Bachelors' Club Entertains. CrolBhton , Nob. , May a. The Bach- loiH * club of Crelghton. composed of I'hnH. Atklimoii. ll. If. Hun ell , W. C. Campbell. Robert M. Peyton. S. J. G. Irwln , nnd O. A. 11. Bruce , on Fri- tiny evening. April 28. cntortalnud about 1HO guests In ono of the most brilliant nodal functions otur held In Knox county. A beautiful program and carnation were given to ouch guest an a souvenir of tlio occasion , wbluh wan Inaugurated by the charmIng - Ing operetta In two acts. "Wedding f "iikcu. " William Hufsmlth roprosentcd Professor Anllto ( tbo munle teacher ) , II F. McGiirren , Cominodoru Kelshose ( very bard of hearing ) ; .Mrs. \ \ ' . A. Wnrnur , Madame. Hlnnquo ( tery nuni1 sighted ) ; MI.SH Laura K. Sweet. Hor- tense ( the bride ) ; .Miss Elizabeth Moody , Marie ( tbo maid ) ; O A. II. Bruce , llunrl Ube baker ) ; with Miss lanol Wblto as pianist In the musleale tliat followed , vocal solos were rendered by Mrs. O. A > Knglor and Mrs. A. O. Cat-made , and lilano selections by Miss Winifred B. Nelson. A farce In ono act. entitled , "The Follow Who lookH Like Me , " was e.v ( optionally dramatized. William Huf- smith plnylug tbo role of Cupid , Miss .lennlo Ilenson caricaturing Mrs. Wai- lack Bohklns , and O. A. II Hruco , Mrs. Wallack Hobklns. As per program. "Kat , Drink and Ho Merry" was prae- tlMilly carried out by the serving of refreHhnienlH. As per program , "Smoko Hero Itather than Hereafter , " was indulged In by a Hiuoker. As per program. "On with the Dance , Let Joy be I'nconfined , " was most enjoyably participated in by three hours of danc ing. Music was furnished by Crelgh ton orchestra , asalated by prof. John son of Wayne. Among the out of town guests were the following : Niobrara Mr. nnd Mrs. Robert Kaffln , Mrs. Frank Nelson , Mi.ss Winifred Nelson , Verdlgrc , Dr. J. H. Bates and wife , Mr. and Mrs. Luther Browif ; Center , Dr. A. O. Carmack and wife , Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Saunders , Mr. aad Mrs. O. A. Danelson , Mr. and Mrs. Willard Walton ; Winnetoon , Mr. and Mrs. Seth Jones , Miss Ida Jones , Dr. Crook and wife , Mr. and Mrs. Sandos ; Dozilo Mills , George Brooks aud wife ; Plainviow , Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Correll , Mr. and Mrs. Bugler ; Red Oak , la. , S. U. CrlHwoll ; Cedar Rapids , la. . Miss Alta Seymour. The Oiled Street. Wayne Herald : The policy of oiling streets and roads to lay dust and tin- provo them for travel is being consid ered favorably by several towns In this part of the state. West Point ha ? decided to experiment with the useof oil on its streets and on roads leading to the town. Norfolk proposes to do some oiling of the streets , and Hart- Ingtou Is considering a similar move. It is said oiled streets are equal to streets paved with asphalt and that the expense is only half what street sprinkling costs for one year. An Omaha representative of the Stan dard Oil company addressed the busi ness men of Ilartington on the sub- jeut recently , explaining that the cost v'f such oiling , including an attachment lor the city's street sprinkler , would be $8.fiO for a twenty-live-foot lot. It is not kerosene PI crude oil , but is known as asphaltum oil , which , when set , will withstand all kinds of travel. To Consider Statehood. Washington. May i' . The subcommittee mittee of the bouse on territories is hastening consideration of the consti tution of Arizona and New Mexico so that the full committee ma\ have Its report ready for the house at the con clusion of the debate on the free list bill. Statehood will be the next mat ter up by the house. MAY BASKETS GO UNHUNG. Never did so many May baskets go unhung as Sunday night. They had all been prepared for the hanging , but the weather spoiled the festivities. Hyde's Trial Postponed. Kansas City , May 1. Dr. B. C. Hyde , under indictment on the charge of murdering Colonel Thomas H Swopc , appeared in the criminal courl here today to be arraigned for his .second trial , but on account of the 111 ness of Virgil Conkllng. the count ) prosecutor , the case was postponed until May 1G. SENATE BUSY ANY WAY. Washington , May - Although whei the senate adjourned jivterday it waite to meet again Thursday , ae seuati end of the capitol today WAS a placi of activity. Half a dozen committee ! threshed out accumulated business 3 principal among them being the fin , ance committee which has begun con sidoratlon of the Canadian reclprocit ; bill already passed by the house. The house , in an effort to expedit the passage of the free list bill me yesterday and again today at 1 o'clock. Chairman Underwood of th ways and means committee said toda that bo hoped to get a vote on th measure Thursday. There is a disposition to questio his ability to force action by that Unit for a number of members still deslr to speak. Child Breaks Ankle. Ewlng , Nob. , May 2. Special to Th News : A llttlo 4 year old daughter c Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller fell froi a ladder and broke her ankle. A ph ; slclan was called and her Injuries a tended to. Court at Neligh. Nollgh. Neb. . May -Special t The News : The spring term of tli district court of Antelope county coi VOUCH In this city today. The gran jury Is scheduled to assemble also. It Is supposed that this body wl Investigate- the supposed murder < Nols Pedersen near the vicinity i Elgin last August , and also look Ini the horse stealing case of Charles Hnrdlck , who Is mill confined In the Antelope county jail , without a pre liminary hearing , charged with stealIng - Ing a team of horses from Percy Jones. It Is reported that several other Im portant cases will be Investigated by the grand Jury that at this time are not generally known to the public. The petit Jury for this term Is called for a week from today. Swiss Aeronaut Dies. Burnt' . Switzerland. May 2. Colonel Theodore Schacck , the Swiss aeronaut who competed In last year's Interna tional balloon race at St. Louis , died today. Schaeck piloted the balloon Holvitlc which landed at Vllle Marie. ( Juobee , having covered a distance of 850 miles. The airship took fourth place In the contest which was won by Alan R. Hawley and Augustus. Post In tbo balloon America II Tllden Elevator Change. Tllden , Neb. . May 2. The Tildpn Elevator company of this place has sold Its grain and hog business to the Farmers' Elevator company , which re cently Incorporated with a capital stock of ? 12,000. The Tllden Elevator company consisted of E. 10. Crue and George Krumin and had been In busi ness for about twenty-live years. The consideration was $9,250. , The pur chasers take possession May 10. The Farmers' Elevator -company consists of about 200 well-to-do farm ers in this vicinity , N. E. Graves being president , Max Giehlcr secretary , and C. L. Corkle treasurer. It Is not known at this time who will take ac tive charge of the business. AMERICAN NEARLY SHOT. Torreon , Coahuila , Mexico , May 2. Persons from the United States living on the outskirts of Lerdo were acci dentally involved in the recent battle which resulted in the re-taking of that town several days ago. Juan Kamiercz and his men took up their positions to the rear of the build ings occupied by the Americans and later converted them into barricades. G. H. Hawtree saw a detachment of. cavalr > and rurales advancing as they' ' opened ( ire in the direction of his' ' , home , liu hurried his wife , children and servants to the shelter of the pump house which was made the base of operations for a band of Insurrectos. For an hour the Jiring continued with in three feet of Airs. Hawtree and the children The pump house was struck several times and from the holes made by the bullets in a water tank the water poured over them. The home of Mr. Hawtree , .T. R. Bapty and the Rev. G. H. Lacey were used as barri cades , thus placing their occupants in more danger than the combatants. High tiring pre\ented them from possible injury. In the home of Mr. Bapty , his family and Mrs. Lucille Tanner , sister of Mrs > . Bapty , found refuge In the bath room. The Americans in Lerdo have made their temporary homes in Torreon ac companied here after the battle by Americans who went out from this city. Home Talent at Niobrara. Niobrara , Neb. , May 2 Special to The News : "Maud Muller" was played to a good house by local talent Saturday night. The cast of charac ters was as follows : -Judge Wayland , James McCormick ; Wallace , his ' friend. F. Opocensky , Jr. ; Hiram Muller. F. C. Marshall ; Adolph Van Cycle. H. J. Scbultz ; Zeke Adams , Frank Lambert ; Maud Muller , Othella Opocensky ; Laura Wayland , Wlnefred Nelson ; Mrs. Muller and Martha Brown , by Harriet Driper. The parts were well taken and the audience very appreciative. The singing be tween acts by the llttlo Lambert twins Lucilo and Camllle , the cornet solo by Edward Opoceusky , and the vaude ville sketch by Mr. aud Mrs. Lambert , were pleasing varieties This is the third homo talent pro duction given under the direction ol Mr. Uiuibert and was as well received as either of the other plays. The drouth was broken by a hard 1 sliowor about noon Saturday and by a steady rain beglnniui : at midnight f and continuing Sunday. 5 Condemn McNamara "Kidnaping. " New York , May 2. Three thousand paradnrs last night marched down tc Union Square , held an open air meet Ing and adopted resolutions protest ing against the alleged kidnaping o suspects in the Los Angeles Time : dynamiting case. The resolution de elared the case a parallel to that o Meyer , Hnywood and Pettlbone , am e pledged organized labor to raise fund : for the defense. The executive com . s mlttee of the Central Federation mi | ion contributed $100 to the funds fo the defense of the McNamara brot'.i , . ers. No Disorder in Berlin. Berlin , May 2. The socialists heli eighty-six meetings in Berlin and th suburbs last evening. AH passed ol ie without Incident. Dispatches from th provinces report no disorder. Labor Federations Affiliate. Dem or , May 2. Affiliation of th Western Federation of Miners wit the American Federation of Labo ; which was submitted with referendut vote of the miners , has been ratlfie by an overwhelming majority. 10 Qfm A Mexican Conspiracy. m Guadalejara , Mcx. , May 1. Via F y- Paso , Tex. , May 2 Eighteen arresl it- have been made here In connectlo with the conspiracy to capture tli town for the insurrectos , . A quantit of dynamite and a number of bouil to were captured. Among those arrestc lie wore Roberto and Miguel Monroaz an Benjamin Camacho , well known bus id ness men. 111 Banks Ask Postal Depository. of Washington , May 2. Though ban of ing interests In many places have ejected to jected to the establishment of post Kiivlngs banks , the po.stofflco depart ment received a joint request from the Associated Banks and Clearing house of Stockton , Calif. , for the establish ment of a depository there. The Stockton banks express the belief that , the opening of a postal depository will tend to retain money In local circula tion and prevent It being sent abroad. FEEDING THOSE CHINESE. Starving Orientals , Said to Have Been Smuggled In , Are Rescued. San Diego , Calif. , May 2. The Chi nese found starving on Coronado Island , twenty miles from San Diego , will bo returned to Ensenada , whence they came. The Islands belong to Mexico and the finding of the starving Chinese was reported to the Mexican consul , who has arranged to have them taken to Ensenada. In the meantime they are being sup plied with food and water by officials of the immigration bureau here. They were given medical attention and it Is believed all will recover. The Identity of the smugglers who abandoned the Chinese on the Island has not been learned. WILL GET CREDENTIALS. Envoy from Diaz Can Get Full Au thority to Act , by Telegraph. El Paso , Tex. . May 2. "If Judge Carabajal does not bring with him full credentials from President Diaz It will be due to an oversight , and we will get them by telegraph without delay. ' This statement was made today by one of the go-betweens hero in con nection with tbo peace negotiations and baa reference to a foreboding that formal negotiations might be further delayed by the absence of documen tary authority for Judge Carabajal to act. The tardiness of Judge Carabajal in reaching this city , It la explained , was due to a misunderstanding as to the place of meeting. Juarez had not been definitely agreed upon when Caraba jal reached Saltlllo and accordingly he was ordered to wait there until the matter was cleared up. Saturday night he was told to proceed to Juarez - rez , but the telegram arrived too late for him to catch the only train leav ing for Laitdo that day. He was therefore forced to resume his journey yesterday. It was hoped he will arrive tomorrow. Heavy Frost Kills-Fruit. Eight degrees below freezing. That was the extent of the frost in Norfolk Monday night , the thermometer regis tering 24 above zero. The air was clear and crisp and in dications were for continued fair weather with rising temperature. Fruit experts fear that great dam age has been done to the crop which a few days ago promised so well for this season. Plums , it is feared , have been killed. Some express the hope that apples aud a portion of the cher ries may not have been far enough ad vanced to be killed. Damage'Near Lincoln. Lincoln , May 2. Fruit growers and truck gnrduers report considerable ' damage from frost which was report ed "from the eastern section of the state last night. The minimum temperature In south ern Nebraska was 31. Little Damage in Iowa. DCS Moines , May 2. Reports to Dr. * George M. Chappel of the Iowa crop bureau , indicate that very little dam age resulted to Iowa fruit last Sun- dav because of the frost. Rosebud Gets a Soaking. [ Dallas , S. D. , May 2. Special to The News : The snowfall here , amounting to two feet on the level , all soaked 1 into , the ground , giving the soil the fulltjoeneflt. / ? ' M'NAMARA LAWYER ARRIVES. Formal Proceedings This Week San i 11 Francisco Unions Help. I Los Angeles , May 2. With the ar- rival here from Indianapolis of Leo j - Uappaport , attorney for the Interna- tional Association of Bridge and Struc tural Iron Workers , the cases of John i McNamara , secretary of that or ganization , and his brother , James B i McNamara , charged with murder bj 0 dynamiting , were expected to read > court with little delay. Rappaport . who is scheduled to have at least tern f porary charge of the defense , todaj s held an Informal conference with Jot . j Harriman of Los Angeles , who wil if assist him. W. Joseph Ford , assistant distrlc attorney of this county , who was ar . rested in Indianapolis on the chargi ( i. of having kidnaped the men , is sched uled to arrive here tomorrow. It ii not likely , however , that the arraign ment will take place until the superlo court judge who will hear all of tin proceedings has been'selected. Formal court procedure may be de ie layed until the end of the presen ff' _ week. Andrew J. Gallagher , the San Frar clsco union' leader , said today tha there would be ample funds for th defense of the McNamaras. He di clared that union men of San Frar cisco had come to him and offere money. Another Nebraska Bank Safe Blown. Hastings. Neb , May 2. The Ban of Rosemout. Neb. , was entered b > robbers at 1:15 : o'clock this mornlu El nnd the safe blown after the third e : ts plosion. The robbers made away wit tsMl Ml $1.500 in cash and escaped withoi 10 leaving any clew as to their identit ; ty Two men sleeping in the rear of bs saloon across the street heard a jd three of the explosions , but feared t id venture outside the door. It Is b si- lleved the perpetrators belong to band of organized thieves who hav been operating In this section for se oral weeks post. Lincoln Voting on Saloon Issue. Lincoln. May 2. Last night saw th close of the most stubborn municipal campaign In Lincoln's history. Work ing under a distinct charter , Lincoln [ holds Its city election the ( Ifat Tues day In May. a month later than other ' towns of the state. The chief Issue la the granting of saloon licenses. After two years of prohibition n referendum vote will be taken on the question of re-establishing bars , the number. If these proposals carry , being limited to twenty-five , with a license fee of 52,000 a year , the highest ever Impos ed In the state. The result is In doubt , with both sides making extravagant claims of 1 victory. There Is also a bitter contest for the mayoralty. The republican and democratic candidates are favor able to saloon licenses , but both have pledged themselves to abide by the result of the referendum on the ques tion. Party lines have been cast aside , loading republicans supporting the democratic candidates and life long democrats the republicans. Enroute to Funeral , Becomes III. Neligh , Neb. , May 2. Special to The News : Mrs Maggie Hart , wife of 1C. V. Hart , died Sunday afternoon at Gray Gables hospital after being sick less tiian a week of pneumonia. Mrs. Hart waa called to this city last Monday in response to a message announcing the death of her father , Samuel Snodgrasa She was taken ill between Nellgh and Omaha , and upon her arrival here was Immediately tak en to the hospital , and in consequence did not see her dear parent. Mrs. Hart was 45 years of age at the time of her death. The body was taken to the undertaking parlors of Skinner Bros. , where they remained until yesterday morning , when ship ment was made to Elliott , Fa. , the home of the deceased , for funeral and burial services. Sliver of Glass Pierces' His- Lindsay , Neb. , May 2 Special to The News : Gustavo Purtzer met with quite a painful accident when In a friendly scuffle with a brother he trip ped and fell. Falling , he struck a window pane and a sliver of glass pen etrated his back. After much probing a large piece of glass was removed' ' . Pierce Dam Nearly. Went. Pierce , Neb. . May 2. Special to The News : The Pierce dam almost went out but not quite. A hole was discovered in the dam , I/ut the water was let out in time to save it. This caused HIP sixteen-inch ri.se in the Nortbfork river at Norfolk. TO TALK OF RECIPROCITY. Senate Will Devote from Now Until May 13 to This Subject. Washington. April 2. The senate committee on finance today decided to devote the time between now and Sat urday , May 18 , fo hearings on the Canadian reciprocity bill. Immediate ly after that date it Is expected the bill will be reported to the senate. SOME FRUIT DAMAGE SOUTH. Small Damage Reported in Missouri , ' Kansas and Oklahoma. Kansas City , May 2. Fro.st in some sections of Missouri , Kansas , northern Oklahoma and Arkansas last night is believed to have damaged fruit to a small extent. In Kansas the mercury registered below the free'zing point throughout the entire state. In southwest Missouri in the Ozarlc mountains , clouds protected many sec tions. At Springfield , Mo. , the lowest temperature was 33 degrees above ? ero. In other districts of the Ozarks in Missouri and northern Arkansas there were freezing temperatures. In the fruit regions of these states , growers last night lighted smudge pots. Miss Jones is Leaving. An extremely pleasant party was given at the state hospital Monday evening In honor of Miss Cora Jouos , who leaves the institution on Wednes- I day for her home at Plainvlew after serving as laundress at the Institution ( for nearly three years. Dancing was ; enjoyed until 10 p. m. , punch and cake being served. Miss Jones was pro- ] sented with several presents , the pres entation being made by "Dad" G'c recke. f i : Would Fight Sullivan. Ernest Zlnk , under the tiatno of "The Stuart Giant. " weighing 133 % ' y pounds , has issued .a challenge to fisht b Gene Sullivan of O'Neill for a sub- 11 stantial side bet cither at Norfolk or | Gregory. lu his challenge to Sullivan it JCInk says it is a boxing contest that r. j he would like to participate in. His e height is six feet two inches TUESDAY TOPICS. Rev. Edwin Booth v returned froir ir Neligh. where he delivered a sermor 11 Sunday. W. J. Gow went to Antelope count } it on business. Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Waud ' i daughter. lt Dr. P. H. Salter is in Omaha attend ' ing the state medical society meeting c. Rev. and Mrs. Edwin Booth , jr. , an u. celebrating their twelfth wedding an l nlversary today. Mrs. F. W. Freeland , who was op crated on last week , has recoverei much of her strength. , ik The excavation for the new Dr. C iky .1. Verges residence has been com ' IE ploted. The building will cost abou IEX $12,000. th A regular drill , which surpassed th < ut average , was enjoyed by the local m ! uty llta company last night. a Miss Louise Stoffen has been ar ill pointed ticket agent at the city depo to of the Northwestern railroad. 1C' ' Mrs. E. P. Olmsted is reported ver 111 from complications arising from a. k'O operation a few years ago. John Robinson has opened a fee store at 127 Norfolk avenue. Mr. Rol Inson says he will handle grain by cai load lots. tie Clark Dlxon , a machinist's helpe nt the Northweslcrn roundhouse. Is suffering from an Injured finger. Frank Fox and Harold Davoy enter tained a number of friends In the lobby - by of the Paclllc hotel with a concert Monday evening. Dr. R. A. Mlttelstadt Is now located In room 1C. Bishop block. Mr. Mlttel stadt Is district agent for the North western Life Insurance company. The Degree of Honor lodge will hare their mooting In the G. A. R. frnll Wednesday afternoon. All members can pay their duos In the meeting. Robert Klcntz , who was successful ly operated on for appendicitis and re covered from that trouble. Is now re ported tobe seriously 111 with an at tack of pnonmonla. Tbo high water In the Northfork subsided considerably yesterday from the slxteen-Inch raise as the result of damage done to the dam at Pierce last Friday. The rher today Is nor mal. mal.F. F. E. Campbell and family of Blair , Neb. , are moving to Norfolk and wjll occupy the home at 901 Madison a\- enue. Mr. Campbell represents the Blue Valley Creamery company of Sioux City. City Treasurer W. J. Stafford re ports that $0,400 has boon taken In by him for saloon nnd wholesale liquor licenses ; fl.fiOO of this amount goes to the school fund and the remaining $1,000 goes to the general fund. A special train will bo put into ser vice on the Northwestern road on M'ay 4 for the benefit of visitors to tlio M. W. A. convention at Fremont. Tlio special train will leave Fremont at 2 o'clock Tuesday and Wednesday morn ings for Norfolk. Grover Smith , th > photograph r. has sold his photograph business nt Of 18 Norfolk avenue , to ( J. ( ? . Stockton and V. V. Storkfon , two young business men of Blair who are expert photogra phers. The Stockton brothers took possession of the Sruffh stud"Jo Mon day afternoon. Mr. Smith will remain in Norfolk for several monthThe - studio fs to be rwnodeleif. Jinimie Cain of Sioux < 1ry has been matched for a fight with Danny Cum min : * at Lander , Wyoni. To bring Cain to Lander , an offer of $500 win' ' or loj * was made. The winner of the battle will get a chance at Abe Attell. The eantost is scheduled for May ; 'A Cain is also scheduled to fight Gene Sullivan of O'Neill , and the match may bs pulled off before Cain goes west. Shorflf C. S. Smith of Madison wna in the city and served habeas corpm papers nn Snpcrfnt'envitMit Johnson a ( thV state hospital in connection with tli * case of Mrs. JennfeF ! \ Danloy. an- insane patient who it is reported is o Christian science believer and was un justly aerused of being ; insane by her husband. The hcnring Is scheduled for M'ay t at th < * Mmuson county court. Georgp Adams , a Northwestern fire man , is suffering from a badly injured eye : n > the result of an accideni at l"n- math JTr. Adams wan employed in .supplying the engine with water. The end of the rope on the tank was froz en. TiliB rope struck Mr. Adams on the ey , ? , breaking up the skin on the cheek and above the eys badly. The eye itaelf was only blackened some what. Aftt-n tonight's meeting of thNor - elk bimhall club , tho- date cf the opening game will1 be known. The meeting will be called to order at S o'clock in the city hall by Manager W. J. Stafford. About ? 100 has been rais ed by the club for uniforms and other iccpssaries. Next Saturday afternoon it 3 o'clock the Madison high school uid Norfolk high school teams will play a game on the drfring park dia mond. From several suits filed in Justice 'ieorge C. Lambert's court , it develops that irago Knaak has left Norfolk and disappeared. His wife la now taking appeal to the district court to re cover from the Northwestern railroad $28.40the amonnt of an order Knaak gave her for his wages as an employe of that company. At the same time S. M\ Rosenthal is suing the same company for $25 , the amount of an order given him by Knaak for his wages in payment for goods pur chased. Mr. Rosenthal is also appeal ing the case to the district court. Knr.ak's first order for his November salary was given to his wife for $28.10. Later he gave Rosenthal an order for $25 for his December salary. The lat ter order was deposited with the company - pany by the holder and when Knaak called for his December wages , they were all given to him when he explained - plained he would go direct to Rosen- thai and pay. He disappeared with the money , neither Mrs. Knaak nor Rosenthal receiving any. They both want the company to make good. Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Ralnbolt have returned to Nebraska from a three months' sojourn In Cuba and many of the southern states. Mrs. Rainbolt re- malned in Omaha to spend a week with relatives and Mr. Ralnbolt reached - ed the city last night. He is now at the home of his niece , Mrs. E A. Bui- lock. Mr. Ralnbolt is feeling fine and looks it. "The trip was thoroughly * enjoyed. " he reports. Mr. and Mrs. Rainbolt remained for over two weeks e in Cuba , visiting the country in the < vicinity of Havana. At Richmond , Va. , Mr. and Mrs. Ralnbolt were the J guests of Dr. and Mrs. A Bear and a relatives of the Bears. "The Virginians - ians are among the most hospitable people we met on our trip , " says Mr. " Rnlnbolt. "Dr. nnd Mrs. Bear are well lt located in their beautiful new home , In the finest part of Richmond. The e doctor seems to have no desire tc come back to Norfolk. " The stop al Richmond was of ten days' duration. Ten Applications for Club Secretary. Over ten applications for the posl tion as secretary of the Commercial 1 club have already been received b ) the directors of the club , but no def Inlto action has yet been taken by the directors , who held n meeting in the directors' rooms of the Nebraska Na tlonal bank last night. Three new applications were received Monda ) from very good men. but the directors expect more applications before dual action Is taken. The report of Secretary C. C. Gow from the state convention was made. Mr. Gow pointed out that the feature of the convention being good roads , the local club should work steadily In this direction. He also reported that1 the antomobllo reid between Tlldon and Madison has been completed aud that efforts are being made to Inter est Norfolk and Battle Creek people to finish thN road from Norfolk to Tll den. Theao automobile roads are marked by a white strip painted on the telephone polos. A Mnokor Is being arranged for the benefit of local traveling men under the niiHpicoB of the Commercial club. Miss'Bessie Ward Earns Class Honors. Miss Bcsslo Ward Is the winner of ( ho highest class honors of the class of UUI. Norfolk high school. Tlio award was made yesterday afternoon by Principal Amy I.olph Palno. Nine of the class received an average above ! M ) , thus making one of the best showIngs - Ings ever attained by any class for the four years high .school work. Superin tendent F. M. Hunter Is high In his praise of this class Thp honors as ghen out by ,1'rliiiMpal Paine follow : First rank , BessieWard. . 91.01 ; second end , Hernico Mapos , 9t..ir : > ; third , Mar tha Winter. 93 ; Kmma Koerber. 02.08 , Kina Hllbert. 01.8 ; Harry Sterner , 09,3 ; Mildred Gow. 90S ; Hthel Nel- hon. OO.fiS ; Aha Bowman. 00.05. Otic-third of the entire clans receiv ed a u > raRi'9 above 90. A Hospit.il is Possible- Norfolk. Nob. . May 2. Editor News : I hnro noted with Interest the editorials nnd items which have'ap peared in The News from time to time concerning the need of a hospital in NorfohY. That such a need exists la quite apparent to e eryone who hast given the sllgriJf-nt thought to the sub ject. ject.Howev'r Howev'r , the hospital question is a many-sld.d one It is recognized by all who Aavp looked into it that ? the acquiring of a snitable building I not by any means tne most difficult part of the undertaking. It should not' bean an especially hard task to secure a site and erect a building. That nan be done at an ontjide cost of about1 510r. 00 for i thoroughly modern , lire- proof structure of a .size adequate to * care for the demands of Norfolk and its ( "witribntlng territory. It is sim ply a question of raisin ? the money and , considering Norfolk' : ) ability In- the liiae of pablic spirited enterprise , there should really be no question about it when the crying need for such an Institution is properly put before- the people. Problem is Maintenance. But Hie reaf difficulty lies in the problems of maintenance and direc tion after the hospital ha ? been erect ed. Private hospitals- , that is , those- owned or dlwted oy individuals , whether physicians or others , require for their success peculiar conditions which aie , to say the least , very ex ceptional and do not e.ust here. LackIng - Ing these excepSfonal conditions , the public hospital is the only one which as any prospect of continued success. The public hospital owned or directed T the ciiy or county has many disad- antages which are apparent. Tlio are of the sick is something which honld be kept oat of politics. On the > ther band , the care of the sick Is pc- uliarly within the province of ro- igion , anil that is why hospitals which re owned or directed by churches are he most successful under ordinary onditious. The Episcopal church , in o mm on with most other religious todies , maintains hospitals in many ilaces. St. Luke's hospital , Chicago , find Clarkson Memorial hospital , Orna- ia , are two which are doubtless well' < nown to most of your readers. A ospital along lines similar to thcso , hough of course of less size , can be mil in Norfolk if it is wanted hero. If the comparatively small amount cquired to erect a building can be . subscribed and a suitable site secured1 , j i in' association could be formed and regularly incorporated , to consist ot' ' be bishop of the diocese of Nebraska , he chancellor of the diocese , the clergyman in charge of Trinity church , Norfolk , and two other Norfolk peo-1 ) le who need not necessarily be mem- > ers of the Episcopal church. This as sociation would erect a two-story and lasement hospital building , about 40 by CO feet , containing twenty beds for patients , elevator , toilets , nurses' and convalescents' dining room , offices , op erating and private rooms , etc. , as nearly fireproof as possible , and pro vide it with the most modern equip ment made. The association will take title to the property and assume Us general oversight , as well as Its future maintenance. For No Other Purpose. It will be specified that the building I is to be used as a church hospital and for no other purpose , and that any profits accruing from its operation shall be used for the hospital and that none of them shall be diverted to any other use. The active management of the institution would be given to a thoroughly well trained , experienced graduate nurse , employed by and re sponsible to the association. This nurse would be given the title of ma tron or superintendent and would have such assistance as might be necessary. No physician would be employed by the hospital in any capacity , and all physicians would be on the same standing there. The hospital would be open to all physicians to bring pa tients there and they might send spe cial nurses with their cases if they desired. All physicians of Norfolk would be asked to join the hospital staff and to serve , in turn , as house physicians. Charges Would Be Low , Under this plan charges would be made as low as operating expenses would permit. It is necessary that there bo some profit in order to pro vide a reserve fund for such times as the Income is not sufficient to meet expenses. Any profit nbovo this re- y' serve would be used to pay the ex- pnruten of worthy Indigent patlontn. Tl/ns / Idea would not be to make money but lo provide hospital accommoda ( Ions tot all at the lowest poatilhlu cost anrf without an co t to these who are unable to pay. This would be a public hospital , not a private one. While It would bo tin der the care of the Kplscop.tl church and all responsibility for its mnlnten anco would be assumed by that church , HH policy would not In any SOIIHO bo narrow or ecctarian. ICa aim would be philanthropic , not money making. Its management would he In safe and experienced hands , similar to that of Clarkson Memorial hospital , Omaha , which has been owned ami maintained by the Kplscopal church for years along the same plan. ItH future would bo assured It's Up to Norfolk. It Is not my Intention to try to raise the money to build this hospital. That part of It Is up to the citizens of Norfolk , If they want the hospital I would , however , i ui ; est that the Com morclal club would SIMMM to bo the proper agenc > through which this plan might be developed and I would bi > very glad to mpf with thorn or their directors , at thrlr convenience , nnd explain the plan more in detail or give them ( lie honoflt of the Investigations I have made along this line. In any event , whether this plan or some other bo adopted , Norfolk nceiU a hospital and needs It now. Sincerely yours , Dana C. Colfutrove , Prie ! > t-ln-Oliargo. Trinity Church. Directors of the Commercial club were .shown Mr. Colcgrove's letter at their meeting last night and they were enthusiastically in favor of the plan. They endorsed it and dcrlarcd that the proposition shonld be accepted , if the money necessary to furnish the building could be raised. School Board FTtrorganlze'd' . . The board of education was roor ganl/.ed last night and all old Ofllcen * were re-elected as follows : A. II. Vfele , president ; S. G. D-an , vice pres Merit ; II. C. Mat ran. secretary. Miss Amy Leigh Payne was reelected ed principal ot the high school ; Mist * \ Nellie Putney , teacher of Latin ; Mian Faanif Conkllng. history .uid normal training : Miss Mabel R McVeigh. Ger man. man.New New teachers elected last night ft'oro : UTisH Grace E. Roper , White hall. Mont. , teacher of Knglish , high -jdioaf ; Flcrrjnniin Bedell , 3chnyler , teacher of science , high school ; Miss Linda Winter. Edge water : Miss Ro Ki'ilii Cole , seventh and eighth grades ; Airs. MIna PirrintSioux. . Neb. , fourth an.i fifth grades. .Hiss Pearl Sewoll in the high school and' ' Mr. Cortirey of the sixth grade , Lincoln school , both have resigned. The resignation of Superintendent' V. AT. iruntrr was accepted with regret on the part of the board of education. A illation was passed extending to Mr. Hnntfr th < best wishes and congrat illations of the board for bis promo tion. tion.NwrtolV NwrtolV I\Vb. . April 27. 1911. Mr IT. C Slatran , Kec'y. Board of Bdtica- tion , Cfry.- Dear Mr. Matrau : Permit , mo herewith to tender to the board of education my resignation from the su periiitendency of the Norfolk schools. My resignation is thus offered in order dor that r rnaj accept the principal ship or" tr > e I'niwrslty School'of ' Agri cultun at Lincoln , to which position 1 was rifrentfy elected by the ooard' or rugentn. Anticipating the acceptance of my resignation , let me say that it is with much regret that I sever my connec tion with the members of the board ot uduuatiori , the Norfolk school system , and the people of Norfolk. The three years just closing have been the most I pleasant nd satisfactory of my life as a superintendent of schools , and the breaking of these ties is-a-matter of rea ? pain to rue. For -whatever may have been ac complished during the past three yearsr want to thank first the mem bers of the board , because at all times , they have been most staunchly loyal to > ttio school organization and its best interests , and because , too. of the at tftnrte of good will aud support thar ! bnvtat all times been so manifest toward the corps of teachers antf my self. I feel , too. a deep obligation to the patrons of our schools. The rela tionship between the schools and the great body of school patrons has at all times been most cordial and pleasant , and it lias been only through the loyal support and co-operation of the great body of the school constituency that anything may have been accomplished for the tuture of Norfolk. In parting from you and the Norfolk schools and their patrons , let me wish for you all and for Norfolk's young people the very best future that may come to anj one. and let me prophesy that with the same staunch public sentiment for the best and highest ideals for the schools which has been their support during my administra tion. and with the same broad minded spirit of conservative progressiveness which has always characterized your own policies , with these guarantees of ' the future of Norfolk's children , they I will some day build a Norfolk greater and better even than the Norfolk of today could possibly picture. Most sincerely and cordially yours. Fred M. Hunter. Appointments Are Announced. City appointments : City engineer , II. H. Tracy ; city attorney , II. F. Barn- hart ; engineer pumping station , Wil liam Christian ; street commissioner. Fred Leu ; night patrolman in city , W. H. Livingstone ; patrolman in Fourth ward , Mike Kennedy ; dog tax collector , Adam Phillips. W. S. O'Brien retains his present position until a successor is named , The following liquor licenses were granted : Wholesale Charles Rice , John Gund Brewing company ; retail Martin Sporn , John Weldenfeller , J A. Keloher , William G. Berner , R. L Bevorldge. P. M. Barrett , Emil Koohn The bonds of Water Commissioner Frank Carrlck and Chief of Police C F. A. Marquardt were approved. A resolution condemning the Union Paclllc and Northwestern Junction de pots was passed , demanding new \ buildings. A copy of the rennlution was sent to the state railway commis sion and the Norfolk Commercial club.