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8 TIIK NORFOLK NKWS : KIN HAY , RKI'TEMHKIl 20,1001.
M'KINLEY ' M RIAL
Norfolk Turns Out En Masse to Do Honor to the Memory
of the Martyr President ,
SERVICE AT THE AUDITORIUM THIS AFTERNOON
Business Houses Close During the Hour Many Beautiful and
Approptale Decorations Bells Toll and the City
Wears an Air of Mourning.
from TlmrwIuj'H Dally :
This is a sonibro day In Norfolk. 1 he
olt.y hu.s taken on an air of mourning in
commemoration of I ho day on which the
mortal remains of President McKlnley
are consigned to their lust resting place.
The day opened gloomy und raw , with
lowering clouds and a chill north wind
blowing , but this IIIIH not deterred the
people from paying their lust respects to
the memory of the beloved president.
Every flag HtulV in the city has its colors
floating at half mast , while the display
of bunting and crepe Is profuse.
In response to the proclamation of
Mayor i\oonigst"in , business houses
have generally closed this nftoinoon ,
and business men and employes have
joined In paying tholr respects to the
occasion. The public schools closed ut
noon today to give touchers and pupils
an opportunity of joining in the great
demonstration. Besides the city
Hohools , many of the country schools
near town have closed. The banks are
olosod this afternoon and the poilollleo
is not open during the greater portion of
The F. I1 ! it ; M. V. railroud abandoned
all freights thut it was possihlo to do
and silenced ovury piece of machinery
on the syHtom for llvo minulos at 2
o'clock Eastern tiino. I o'clock hero.
The Union 1'aolllo and 0. , St. P. , M. &
O. station is closed dining the afternoon
as far UH possihlo and no freight ship-
inontH uro received.
Thoolty llvo boll and the bolls of the
ohnrchoH were tolled between the houts
of 1 and 'J , and although the sorvino at
the Auditouum was sot for 2 o'clock ,
long before that tiino people begun eon-
Mourning dooonitioim in memory of
thojluto President MuKinloy are on a
inoro olahorato scale than anything
heretofore attempted in Norfolk on a
like occasion. Business mon , citizens
anil various organizations have apparently -
ontly pat forth their host oll'orts to
honor the Into president and the show
ing made is a worthy tribute to the
esteem in which ho was hold by Norfolk
pooplo. The window decorations are
ospooially noteworthy. In them the
likeness of the deceased executive and
the national colors predominate with
sombre dressings of black and an oea -
Hiomil scheme in which white is used.
The largo display window of the John
son Dry Goods company and that of
Asa K. Leonard , the druggist , are es
pecially line pieces of decorative work.
Masonic hall , whore services are to beheld
hold tonight , bears striking evidence of
energy and taste on the part of the
decorative committee. The arch in
front of the master mason's station is
entwined with ropes of black and white
cloth , us are also the Masonic pillars and
the poilestiils of the subordinate otlieors.
Above the master mason's chair is a
handsome portrait of the deceased presi
dent , draped with the national colors
and festooned with ropes of black and
white. The handsome commandeiy
banner is also sot on" with Imrmoni/.ing
colors and drapery. The oillcors' wands
ouch boar n bow of black crepe , the
charter of each order is appropriately
draped and the center decoration i * a
well formed piece of work. Members of
the lodge and visiting brothers who at
tend the Masonic sei vices tonight will
undoubtedly bo well pleased with the
loyalty shown by the local lodge in
memory of the dead chief executive and
The Elks' decorative committee has
hung several sombre framed pictures of
the deceased president in their , hull and
the rooms of their suite , while the ped
estals of the ofticers support generous
bows of black cloth. Festoons of black ,
red , white and blue nre entwined in the
iron work of the west balcony , while
from the bill * of the front windows a
similar scheme is employed.
The Odd Fellows have recognized the
mournful occasion by draping an excel
lent likeness of the late executive on the
wall back of the noble grand's station ,
with the stars and stripes for a back
The hall of the Knights of Pythias
gives abundant evidence of the loyalty
nud devotion of members of that order.
The charter of the lodge is draped in
mourning , while over the altur Hugs are
drnpod , forming a background for pictures -
turos of the dead Mclviuley. Festoons
of red , white nnd blue adorn the walls
nnd the omiro effect is artistic.
The hall of the Grand Army of the
Republic , of which no one questions thu
patriotism of the members , contains its
fair share of loyal adornments , the Into
president's picture being displayed with
.those of other martyred chiefs ami
soldiers and statesmen who have passed
to tholr reward. The soldier boys could
have made a butter showing In tholr hull
but for the fuel that much of their
choicest decorative material was used
by the committee having in charge the
decoration of the Auditorium.
To go into detail regarding the busi
ness houses and dwellings would require
more time and space than is at the dis
posal of Tin : NHWS for this purpose.
Suflleo it to say that almost every busi
ness man and citUon employed the best
at his disposal to show esteem and devo
tion to the martyred chieftain of the
AT THE AUDITORIUM.
An Immense Throng Pays Respects
to the President This Afternoon.
Despite the unfavorable condition of
the weather the Auditorium was
crowded to nvorllowing this afternoon
by people interested in paying a last
tribute to the memory of President
Yesterday the bulKling was given a
thorough renovation for the first time
this t-ouson and this morning the decorat
ing committee , with a number of assist
ants , proceeded to put the finishing
touches to the interior to accord with
the solemn occasion. Hunting , Hugs ,
sombre blade drapery , potted plants cut
flowers and vines wore used unstintingly
and at the time the mooting was called
to order the appearance of the interior
of the Auditorium had undergone a
The boxes and the balcony rail were
decorated with red , white and blue
bunting , tastefully arranged , while tin
stage was converted into n bower ol
sombre beauty. The cloud scene at the
rear hud been dropped and from this
was suspended the largo portrait of the
late president , executed by W. II
Dwyer , and which had been in evidence
in Norfolk during two of his politica
campaigns. Surrounding the picture
was a draping of black with a sugges
tion of national color between the drop
ery and the picture. From the wall
b"twoon the boxes and the stage open
ing were suspended pictures of thotwi
other martyred presidents , appropriate ! }
draped , that of Garliold at the right and
Lincoln to the left. Gracefully draped
United States ( lags , potted plants and
cut flowers were skillfully employed at
the front of the stage , the flowers and
plants being placed near the footlights ,
the etl'i'Ct being most ploiising. On the
piano was a small portrait of the deceased -
ceased president garlanded with ( lowers
and among the cut ( lowers used in the
stage decoration was a handsome tloral
From the front lly above the stugo
was suspended a breadth of bluek cloth ,
on which was formed in white letters
President McKinloy's last words : "It
is God's way : His will be done , not
Upon the stage sat members of the G.
A. H , W. H. C. , city oillcors , pastors of
the city churches , members of the school
board and others prominent in the com
The mooting was called to order by
Daniel J. Koonigstein , mayor of the
city , who introduced the Norfolk Cornet
band , which gave a beautiful rendition
of the choral , "Come Whore the Sheep
are Flocking. "
N. A. Hainbolt , ooumunder of Math-
owson post , then took the chair.
In takiiiL' the chair. Commander Rain-
bolt referred briefly to the solemn occa
sion and to the terrible calamity which
has befallen the American people
through the cruel assassination of their
Hev. J. CS. . Woills , chaplain of
Mathowson post , led in a fervent prayer ,
closing \\ith the Lord's Prayer , in which
he was joined by the audience.
"Lead Kindly Light , " was sung by
the audience , accompanied by G. II.
Murquurdt on the cornet.
MCKIXU'.Y AS A STATESMAN.
Judge J. B. Barnes spoke ns follows
on the topic , "McKinloy as a states
Win. McKinley , on his return from
the war of the rebellion in lbl)5 ) , com
menced the study of law in the ofllco of
a practicing attorney in Muhoning
county , Ohio ; and finished his legal
education at a law school in Albany , N.
Y . some throe years later. He returned
to his native state nnd opened nn office
at Canton. His learning nnd ability ,
supplemented by his line bearing end
eloquent address , soon secured for him a I
large and lucrative practice. In J Tti ho
entered the Hold of politics , and was
elected n member of congress from the
Eighteenth Ohio district. This event
mark- the beginning of his career ns n
statesman. In congress ho took high
rank. Ho soon won the love and ad
miration of his party associates , and the
tespcct nnd esteem of his political ad
versaries , lli're was Indeed , the place
tor tli" c.vrcisti of his powers us a politi-
dun and statesman. He took an active
and a leading purl in all matters of 1m-
lortunco to the country. Ho never
I dice without occ iNlon ; and when hi *
iroHo In his pluco to discuss any quos-
Ion of proposed legislation he at once
bowed that ho was complete master of
ho subject. Our national statutes will
how , tor all time , tne impress of the
earning , ability , industry and wise
tutiisinunsliip of Win. MoKinloy.
In IH'.MI ho prepared , introduced and
athered the tarilV hill cv < r since known
ly hU name. I In was then In the full
lelght of his great powers and it was
aid of him , and the saying went without
incHtion , that ho knew more of the
uiill' and was hotter ported on all of its
elations to the great economic questions
< f that day , thiin any other living Ann r-
can. His knowledge , his eloquence ,
its patient endurance and his untiring
H-rststenry of purpose , curried the bill
hroiigh congress and it bccuino a law.
[ is operations brought to the country
such a measure of success and to the
uboi ing classes such splendid prosper
ly that its author became known i > ' < the
'rii'iid and benefactor of the toiling
Millions of his conntr > men.
He served his congressional district
'or seven consecutive terms and in less
linn one year from the time of his re
tirement he was nominated by his paity
issool'ites for the olllco of governor of
the great state of Ohio. In the cam
jiuign which followed bo visited Mi
. ( unities and dolivon-d j.'tj political ad
dresses. Such was his knowledge of
the issues , his clearness of statement ,
Ills fairness in debate and his poisuusivo
"loquenco , that ho was elected by a
iurgo majority. After serving one term ,
10 was ritiiominuted and re-elected by
ivtir Ml.liOO majority.
AH governor ho administered the
iHairs of olllco with dignity , fair-mind
edness and unsurpassed ability. He
caii-icd forward and established many
needed reforms in state government ,
and by his firm , wise and conservative
treatment of the vexed questions of the
jrout Htriko of isjil , ho proved himself
i statesman of the highest order.
Long before this time the people bud
began to talk of Win McKmloy as a
presidential possibility ; and , as the
days and years pus > ed , his splendid
achievements in the fields of govern
ment politics and needed legislation ,
made his name more prominent for that
high ollice. There was , however , soon
to como a time which would test his
honor , his integrity and his loyalty to
liis country and fiicnds.
No one who was pr smit in the con
vention hall in Minneapolis during the
great national convention of IS1.)2 ) will
over forget the scone there enacted.
McKinley was chairman of the conven
tion. The enemies of General Harrison ,
who was entitled by evoiy right and
usage to a ronominution , thought they
saw an opportunity to stampede the
convention for its chairman , the idol of
the people , and thus defeat his friends
They caused Ihli votes to bo cast for
McKinley ; and when Ohio was called
and the chairman of that delegation cat
the solid vote for him , then it was that
ho arose in his place , challenged the
correctness of the count , called another
to his seat , took his place on the floor ,
and with a burst of lightcous indigna
tion and in words of eloquence unsur
passed , refused to accept tfio votes ; and
turned the tide by moving to make the
nomination of General Harrison unani
mous. No one who saw this net of self
renunciation and unswerving loyalty to
his friends , over doubted the fact that
sometime Win McKinley would bo the
president of the United States.
We have no time to speak of his nom
inution and election to the pn sidoney in
IMMi. It is enough to say that his elec
tion brought confidence to business
circles , where there hud been nouglit
but distrust ; it brought stability to our
finance and kindled tiie ray of hope in
the breast of the laborer where there
bad been nought but darkness and de
spair. When ho was inaugurated bo
brought to his aid and his council the
wisest , greatest , best and most conserva
tive men of our times
The wise and far-reaching policies
which he originated and adopted , with
the splendid administration of affairs
which he gave us , brought prosperity
and plenty to all classes of his country
men. Under his guidance , now laws
were enacted applicable to the great
economic questions of the day , and on
every hamt there was happiness and
In the passing of events there soon
came a time which tried his statesman
ship to the utmost. Our people looked
ugust at the unspeakable treatment ac
corded to the people of Cuba by Spain
1'ubhc sentiment ran high ; and in the
midst of this great excitement , the
president commenced a series of diplo
matic negotiations with Spain , intended
ultimately to end in the withdrawal of
that government from the gem of the
Antilles , und the complete freedom of
No doubt now obtains but that he , by
his wisdom and discretion , would have
fully accomplished this desired result
nnd Cuba would have become free with
out the firing of a single gun or the
shedding if one drop of blood , had it
not been for the unfortunate incident of
the blowinir up of the Maine in the
hurler of Havi'ium. The incident so
inflamed the public sentiment that
the people through their repre
sentatives in congress , dotoiiiiined to
force the issue of war , and yet this great
man held all things in check by his
splendid fortitude. No amount of parti
san abuse , no epithets however vile nnd
unjust , could move him. With the
wisdom of a great statesman ho know
that war without preparation meant
disaster , and that we were totally unpre
pared for war ; and so ho held the
forces on oveiy side at buy until suitable
propurtion cop'd ' bo made. When war
crmo , the sudden onslaught , the sharp
nud decisive battles and the glorious
victories , attested well the thoroughness
of the preparation ho had made. Spain ,
defeated and humbled in the dust , sued
for peace. Then the president showed
his greatness by appointing a poi'jo
commission from amongst the \visest ,
the best and the greatest men of all
The treaty of Paris was signed , sub
mitted to tlie senate , and by that body
duly ratified It secured the freedom of
Cuba and added to our tenitory a thou
sand islands of the sou. It changed the
map of the world and increased our
commerce and our wealth a thoMsand
fold. And more than all these things ,
it established our country as a world
wide power , with which every nation of
the earth must reckon.
In lilOO , Win M'Klnloy ' was re-
eleeted In the presidency. The vexed
questions arising out of 'the war with
.Spain having been happily settled , ho
wan ready at the time ot his assassina
tion , to inaugurate and carry forward
those splendid enonumto , ( policies , M )
clearly outlined by him in his lust ad
dress , deliveied at the Piin-Amoiicun ( > x-
position the day before ho was so cruelly
and SD foully murdered.
Thus w stand in the midst of death
which cut short his great and glorious
career , and brought him to an untimely
A statesman is defined as one skilled
In the arts of government ; one engaged
in politics ; one concerned in the affairs
of his country and his government.
Tried by this definition , Wm. M-'Kinloy
filled to the full the measure of a mates-
The greatest newspaper in England ,
the exponent of that itovurnmimt and it-
best intelligence , said of him : "Ho will
go down in history us the greatest states-
IIIIMI America has over produced , ex
cepting only the mime of Lincoln. "
We his contemporaries cannot meas
ure him. Impartial history alone can
record his greatness ; and wh'.Mi the roo-
ord of our times is made up and shull
huvo been written bv a fair , impartial
and discriminating hand , Win. McKin-
ley's name will stand above all others as
u citi/ 'ii , soldier , Christian and peerless
As long us this nation has a place on
the map of the world , his life , his work ,
his example and his influence will guide
our people and illumine the pages of our
history , where will bo written in great
letters of living light the names of
Washington , Lincoln , McKinloy.
The band then played a clirgo , "A
Veteran's Tiibuto. "
Ml KIXI.KV AS A SOI.DIKU.
Col.J. K Simpson could hardly speuk
for emotion as ho i < rose to address the
audience , using the dying words of the
president as his introduction :
C'nn words bo found more pathetic
and touching than those of our dying
president "Good bye all ; good b > e !
It is God's \yay. Hissi 1 bo done. "
No words of muio can express the wave
of putriutism and teehng that ciimo
over ns as a people when the news came
of the firing on Sampler in LSI ! ) , and
our ( lug ii'id the union were in danger.
In every town and hamlet of the loyal
north tlio people gathered on the im
pulse of the hour. Volunteers were
railed for to save the union. In that
little town in Ohio nt such a meeting ,
among the first to step forward and
otl'er Ins services was a boy , a mere
Btriphng only 1 ? JO MS of ago , and bis
name was Willu'in MeKirley. I have
been asked to speak of him as a soldier.
I do so by turning to the records of the
adjutant general's ollico of the great
mii'o of Ohio.
Reading from the record , Col. Snnp-
son found that William McKmley en
listed asa piivato on Juno 11 , isiil. On
April 2.j , isiia , ho was promoted to com-
missuiy sergeant. On September 2-1 of
the same you r ho was promoted to second
end lieutenant in recognition of ser.Ices
at the bnttlo of Antietam , when ho won
the highest esteem of the colonel of the
regiment , Rutherford 15. Hayes , nud be
came n member of his staff. On Febru
ary 7 , ISOJJ , ho was promoted to first
lieutenant. On July 'J3 , isOl , ho was
promoted to captain for gallantly at the
battle of Kernstown. On October 11 ,
isiil , bo cast his first vote for president ,
while on a march , tor Abni'mm Lincoln.
In October , Ihtil , ho seived on the stall's
of General George Crook nnd General
Winliold S. Hancock In lsG.5 ho wn
assigned as acting assistant adjutrnt
general on the staff of General Scmuol
S. Carroll , commanding the reseiv'o
corps at Washington. On March 18 ,
ISOo , ho was commissioned by Presi
dent Lincoln as major by brevet in the
volunteer United States army. Ho was
mustered out of the army with his regi
ment on July -.Mi , lSli.j , luuinu' never
been absent from his command on sick
leave during more than four years'
Continuing , Col. Simpson said : To
only the casual leader tins tolls its own
stoiy to us olrt soldiers it speaks
volumes. It savs this boy had courage ,
decision , endurance , the innate power
to arise to the occasion and meet the
responsibility of the hour. How fitting
are the words of an eloquent tongue ,
spoken ( iO years ago at the sudden death
of a president , when it said : "A na
tion has been smitten , a republic has
been saddened by the Hat of a power to
whom none can give resistance , the
swaying of a sceptre that none can dis
own. Death who , in the beautiful
and expressive language of the Latin
poet , knocks \\rth equul pace at the
doo'sof cottages nnd the palaces of
kings , has received the late president in
his icy arms , his fret-zing Hss bus
emancipated a noble and benign sp'iit ,
nud that which but yesterday was the
ehiino of true and patriotic aspirations ,
warm love of country , nnd hopes for its
happiness and honor , is now but pallid
and diseried dust , from which the light
of life has ( led forever. " I can but re
peat again his dying words , "Good bye
all ; good bye ! It is God's way. His
will be done. " Then with the words of
that beautiful hymn on his lips.
"Neprer , My God , to Thee , " his spirit
took its flight.
At the close of Col. Simpson's address
the audience joined in singing that
grand old hymn , the opening words of
which were among tlio last repeated by
President McKiuley , "Nearer , My God ,
to Theo. "
MCKIXLKY AS AC1TI/.KX AND PATRIOT.
Judge W. M. Robertson was tlio last
speaker on the program. Ho said in
Crushed in sorrow and bowed down
NUth&riof. the American people are
standing today with bowed heads over
the grave of him who in life WPS the
head of this great nation , fvand , noble
and sublime , who in the pride of h's
manhood nnd in Jtho midsr of bis bril
liant career as the ruler of nearly eighty
millions of people bus been removed
from us by the hands of a cowardly us-
siissin , and whose spirit has joined those
who have gone before , the victims of
malice , hatred and revenge.
No words of m"io can add to or detract -
tract from his fame as a soldier , a states
man or a citizen. Wo can only offer
our feeble mite , and in the fullness of
our grief show our admiration for him
as n man , and our respect for the
stricken h * > nrt of the nation. He was
our president because ho came from the
common people and was v.ovated to his
high position by thnm. Having been of
Humble parentage , his boyhood career
was uneventful und much the same IH
that of any other boy of halt a ccntiuy
ago. You have heard from others about
his career us a fcoldteriaiid statesman ,
and It is my humble privilege to speak
of him as a citizen nnd patnot ,
It he had been spared to us ho would
have rounded out a grand career , but
in his lite and death he has left a nolile
example of Amoiicun manhood. Ho
was a valiant soldier , a ohtistiun states
man , a noble man. His devotion to his
invalid wife forms one of the most
gratifying remembrances of his life , and
in this hour of our bereavement and
Millie ion we can raise our heads and
thank God that although ho passed
thronuh the white boat thut beats
against the throne , not one word can be
said by living mottal man agahut his
honor , his integiily , his loyalty or his
cluistiaii fortitude and forbearance.
Take him a'l ' i HI ho was one of the
most noble characters the world has
ever produced a good cltt/on , a faith
ful soldier , a loving and di voted hus
band , an eminent Christian statesman ,
a typical American. Ho has gone to
his reward , and his spirit is now com
muning with those of Lincoln and of
Gurllcld , our martyred triumvirate.
When impartial histoiy shall have
been written , the name of W'.lii"n
McKinley will have high pluco on the
scroll of fume , and ho will bo written
flown as the foremost miin of his time.
Ho has gone from earth to that bourn
from whence "no traveler returns" he
is wife with his God. Lot us then show
respect for his memory by uncoils'ng ' de
votion to our countiy , the land ho lovud
As the patriotic words of the national
anthem rolled out , led by the band , the
moment was one of inspiration , and
will not soon bo forgotten by any who
were present. "America" was sung ns
it never was before in Norfolk , the
audience giving vent to a pent up fool
ing of patriotism ; > r the words of "My
The benediction w.is then pronounced
by Rev. Herbert E Ryder , and the
memorial senico to the nn-icyr presi
dent was over. It was an occasion the
like of which it is hoped will never be
repeated in this generation , and will
impress itself upon the memoiy of those
who attended dm ing the remainder of
Railroads Obt : .rve the Day.
The railroads center ing in Norfolk
appropriately observed today in mem
ory of the late president by abandoning
what service pohsiblo uud in other ap
All freight trains on the F. , E. & M.
V. , except those ciuiying perishable
freight and live stock were abandoned
and a program of observance in accord
with the instruction of General Man
ager George F. IBidwell of Omaha was
carried out on this division under the
supervision of Superintendent C. II.
Reynolds. Mr. Oidwell's order was as
Omaha , Sept. Is To all employes of
theF. , E. & M. V. : Thursday , Sop-
tourber 1 ! ) , at 2 o'clock in the afternoon ,
custom standard t'-iie , at Canton , Ohio ,
the moiitil remains of the Into , lamented
president , W'llipm McKiuloy , w:1l be
consigned to the grave.
At that hour , which will bo 1
o'clock in the afternoon nt stations erst
of Long Pine and r o'clock noon at sta
tions west of Long Pine , all machinery
will stop , all trains be halted and all
telegraph instruments be silenced for a
period of live minutes , during which
time nil employes nre requested to de
vote their thoughts to the'r patriotic re
lations to our country and to the char
acter of William McKinley.
This order , so far as it affects Western
Union business , will not bo nperatrvo
except by consent of the Western Union
Superintendents and train dispatchers
will ai range details and notify all concerned -
corned on their division.
GEO. F. BIDWELL ,
The local operator of the Western
Union company , Mrs. Unit , has re
ceived authority to time her closing to
accord with the wishes of the business
men and closed between the hours of 2
and 4 in the iifternoou.
The union depot was kept open for
business during the greater part of the
day , but the employes were authorized
to not receive freight during the after
List of letters remaining uncalled for
nt the postoUiee September 10,1U01 :
Miss Mabel Colemru , M'ss Mayme
Cummings , H. H. Church , Bernard
Deuel. J. E. Enr'ght , O. II. Feldman ,
Mrs. Mary Heckmuu , Her'Heckuinn ,
Mrs. H. Huuso (2) ( ) , N. F. Lei > ko , R. W.
Madison. A. W. McFarland (2) ( ) , Mrs.
Verne McCoy , Frans Nelson , T. W.
Pu'k , Miss Minnie Reeves , II. H. Sim-
ends , Dr. O. L. Stephouson , C. P. Str ! y ,
Miss Gui.io Touipson , Evjice U. Tyler ,
Jennie Waddell , Mrs. Rosa Wolfe.
If not called for in 15 days will be
sent to the dead letter olllco.
Parties calling for any of the above
please say advertised.
P. F. Sl'UECHEU , P. M.
SIS to Buffalo Pan-American and Re
Tickets on sale daily via the Nickle
Plate road , gc id returning ten days
from date of sale. Especially low rates
for 15 to ! ! 0 days limit Chicago to
Buffalo and return. Tickets at lowest
rates to all points east. John Y. Caln-
han , general agent , 111 Aduuis street ,
Chicago. Chicago city ticket office 111
Wlmt sliiillV llnvo lur l > t Mtorl ?
This question arises in the family
every day. Lot us nnswor it today.
Try Jell-O , n delicious dessorl. Pre
pared in two minutes. No baking ! add
hot water and set to cool. Flavors
L mori , orange , raspberry nnd straw
berry. At your grocers. 10 cents.
Madison County Board Transacted
Some Business Last Week.
Madison. Nebr. , Sept. 10 , 1U01.At
1 p. in. board of county commiKsionorB
met pursuant to adjournment. Present
John J Ilughus , Christ Schmltt and H.
Minutes of last meet ing were read
and on motion approved.
On motion resignation ot J. F. Alt-
studt as overseer road district No. 25
On motion Geo. Kroitmnn was ap
pointed overseer for road district No. 25.
On motion bond of Geo. Krcitmau
On motion the following bills were
Clinton Bridge Co , , partial payment
on biidges as per contract , $11,000.
Horst Bros. , furnace for court house
* i00 ! less fi ( ) for old stoves.
Horst Bros. , material and woik build
ing Htoiui house over entrance to fur
nace room , unison work , stairway etc. ,
A. Schumacher making complaint
that 1 acre in nw1. , ' sw.l.f 23-2-J-l was
assessed in 11)00 ) as improved whereas it
was uuimproved , on motion the clerk
was instructed to correct tnx list accor
On motion the following bills were
II. 0. Miles to refund 18)0 ! ) persouol
tax of Augusta Broberg , So. 50.
I. I. Bennett extending electric light
and switches , $1 50.
Hope Publishing Co. , song book for
institute , $3.
State Journal Co. statutes , etc. , $01 10.
Hcmuiond Bros. Stephens stationery ,
W. M. Welch & Co. , note books for
i'lstitute , $7 50.
Wm. Bates , witness fees in CMO state
vs. Pi-'ky ' , § ( ! ! ) . 80 applied on personal
tax fee of following person's : Peter H.
Knott , Frank L Frink , Alfred C. Pat-
nek nud Goo. C. Johnson.
Wm. Bates , fees in case state vs.
Pelky , $1) ) 10.
S. W. Hayes , fees in case state vs.
George , $ i10. .
Thos. C. Muyhew and L. W. Lyon ,
work with elevating grader , $414 f > 0.
T. C. Mayhew , work on road , $11.
L. B. Baker , lumber , 878.0'2
Frank Lewis , 1 wolf scalp $2 applied
on personal tnx.
W. B. Reynolds , stationery , etc. ,
W. F. F. Winter , bridge work , $28 00.
Chr. Sclmvlnud , work on judgment
Fisher Book typewriter Co. , exchange
of book typewriters , $92.50 , 1 dozen
ribbons $7 50.
II. W. Water , cash paid for freight
on scrapers , $3 01.
On motion report of J. F. Altstndt
road overseer for district No. 25 was
On motion the following biidges were
ordered : 20 feet bridge , 14 feet road
way , ( i red cedar piles 18 feet long
south of section 8 23 8.
20 foot biidge , 14 feet roadway , 0 red
cedar piles 18 feet long south section 27-
On motion dopositoiy bond of Citi
zens' State bank , Battle Greek , was ap
On motion bonrd adjourned to 8 a.
in. September 11.
Board met pursuant to adjournment.
On motion the following bills were
J. B. Donovan , printing , $14 23.
W. H. Lowe , surveying roads , $80 ,
applied on personal tnx , $15.
Edmund Wegner , assistiuc countv
surveyor , $15 , applied on personal tnx.
W. II. Widnuiau , assisting county ' i
sur veyor , $ ! ) .
Gust. Kane , salary , $35.
O. W. Crum , salary , $100.
Hanson. & Reavis , blacksuiithiug ,
$1 ! ) 25.
E. W. Johnson , blncksnrithing , $ M 55.
On motion Glaus Young wrs r'lowed
a wt-rrcut on Soldier's Relief fund for
On motion it was decided to build a
COP ! house same to bo about 10x24 feet ,
12 ft. posts rnd clerk was iiisti acted to
have same bu'lt. '
On motion board adjourned to meet
in repalnr session on October 1 , l)0l ! ) , at
1 P. in- PiL. . BAIVH ,
Stransky Steel = Ware
A liul.- higher in i.riio , but outlasts aden
do/-n - .
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