The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, October 31, 1902, Image 1
THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWSJOURNAL. , , , , NORFOLK NEBRASKA Mil DAY OOTOHKU JJ1 11)02 ) > V WW V W W WWW v wvw wvwr-v'ww r - ww'vv-w rw - -WT-VT - - - - ww'w -w - - - - ' - ' - - ' ' ' ' ' - - ' r " " qp W V TWWWWW w wv -w-v w w v'w-'w--w'w vv'vv' 'ww vvwWTv "v r r T" f ir' v W VT W W Tfe Johnson Dry Goods Company NORFOLK , NEBRKSKK. The Big , Busy Store. A Record Breaker this Season. A Mammoth Stock of Clean Merchandise Bought in Quantities and on Sale at Our Characteristic Low Prices. T has been well known that our increasing trade demanded more room to adequately keep pace with our business. Now , the much needed r room is added , 7650 square feet of floor space in ail-now thejargest store in Northeast Nebraska-ami every department is crowded full of the best mills productions. Our methods are established. Quality is never sacrificed for effect. Standard , dependable goods always. No seconds. No old shelfworn goods , the best at the lowest possible price. "One Price. " Our prices need not be hidden by "blind marks. " They are the lowest. We like posted shoppers , posted in the best stores in the land. Stop and think. A "blind mark" never was nor can be used other than to "jockey" and deceive the customer. Come to our store. Look freely. Our service is cheerfully at your command to look or to buy. \ . "ENTERPRISER WAR Ft ANTED BLACK SILKS SILKS ! SILKS ! We Keep Pace with the Newest 5 Features in Silks. Ask to see Cashmere Taffetas , the Newest Silk , beautiful colors and black , and it will wear. $1.00 per yd. Ask to be shown our 80-inch Rain Proof Taffeta , strictly guaranteed and water proof , § 1.50 per yd. Water Proof Black India Silk , strik- iigly'clear lustre aud'6pleudid wearers * 75o per yd. 54-inch Skirting Silk , $2.50. A great value and quality and essential for the most effective Tailored Skirt. We desire to submit samples for com R parison with any Silk Store in America. Our silks are bought direct of the best manufacturers and sold at the manufac turer's established price. DRESS GOODS. THE NEWEST POPULAR FABRICS. Canvass Weaves , Camel's Hair , Zibi- leuos , Coronation cloth , Scotch Flakes , Fine Black Goods in all weaves , Me- talio Velvets for waists , Fine Imported Waistings , 50o and 7oc. Special Sale Items , REAL BARGAINS All best colors , 27-inch All Wool Waisting Flannel , 25c yd. , usually sold at 3Sc. 25 pieces Dress Goods Suitings , Skirt ings , Plaids , etc. , at exactly 1/3 off , S' } per cent discount. Good staple goods. A great bargain. Cloaks. Suits , Skirts. Norfolk's Greatest Showing Ever Made in Cloaks and Ready to Wear Garments. To see our mammoth stock and great assortment of styles is the only way to comprehend and appreciate it. MONTE CARLO COATS 27 in. half fitted backs ; 42 in. coats , the loading styles manfactured for us by Now York City's best designer , from $3.00 to $20.00. Children's Coats from $2.25 to $1 < 5.00. Big Values in Black Petticoats : 25 dozen jnst received. Beautiful Black Lustre Sateen , richly designed , Swell styles , § 1.00 , $1.25 , $1.50 , $2.00 , $2.50 , 13.50. Furs , Scarfs , Jackets , GAPES. Elootrio Seal , Sable , Issabolla Fox , Martin , Blue Fox , Stone Martin , Mink , Beaver , eto , $1 00 to $15 00. A Leader Beautiful Electric Seal Jacket , Skinner's warranted satin lin ing , $28 50. Near Seal and Beaver Collar and Reveres Jackets , fltfi.OO and $50.00. Good Fur Capos , $8.50 to $ ! )5.00. ) NOTICE Seal Skin , Otter or Beaver Jackets. Our manufacturer in Now York makes those garments for the finest stores in the largo cities. Wo will bo pleased to submit garments for com parison with any store in the United States. Wo will work for lorn profit and 8U\ > yon money or wo do not ntik your order. SHOES ! Great improvement in our Shoo stcok. Jnst double the space added and stock enlarged. Yon can't afford to pass our shoo stock. Look in and get prices. Throw on the searchlight and compare quality and ' price and yon cannot fail to see the'saving to you. FLANNEL WAISTS. UKMAHKAHfjK LOW IMU015S. FttHhlon DuoruoH nioro Htrongly thnu over in favor of Flannel Wnlstn. Our Hhowing iH Uio boat wo huvo over niiulo. The now colors mid white , largo Peiirl Muttons mid Most HtyliHh de.sigiifl , 1.1 .S5 , ! fl 00 , $1.71) . $2.00 , ! fU.r < ) , $ IJ.OO and Beautiful Dressing Sacqties. Ladies , wo invite your special notice to our showing in Dressing Sacquon : Plain Idordown Saequos , 50o to $1.00. Applique Trimmed , $ | .r > 0 and $ a.OO. llandsomo , very oll'cotivoly appHqued on all wool Hippie , $ 'J.r > 0 , $ ! t 00 , .Jlt.fiO. CORSETS ! Essential to Cor rect Dross is a Cor rect form Corset. Our Now Corsets are the acme of Perfection. Cor sets gracefully out lined to fit and t , V U 'Vvproeminently for J UCilM present styles of dress. .Shapely , sy , giving that ! . ( race to the figure ( not attained by 1 the scores of ordi nary makes usu ally sold. Don't fail to try and test the merits of our Corsets. Many different styles to suit different figures. Men's Furnishings. Shirts , Gloves , Underwear , Collars , Neckwear , Hosiery , etc. Now Depart ment. Now Stock much more complete moved to west aisle in our store. Look in this Deportment. CARPETS ! Our immense tnulo in rarpots niiido morn room necessary. Wo huvu added room and enlarged stock. Wo are prepared - pared to furnish any carpotingH , make them corrootly , and lay them correct Iv Wo urge any undecided shopper , u - Having they could buy carpets cheap er in any city , to writoaiidgotpricrs and comparu them with ours Wo will furnish 3011 the Htan ilurd names and b-atids upon which there can be iinmiHtiiko Wo buy for cani ! of the mills mid want to do 1 uM- ness on sheer merit alone. Compare us with any city on carpets , Bargain Lotto ! 20 best all wool Ingram remnants , largo enough for o one room ; very lost soiling putt rim , worth TOoayaid , while they I M .DO A a yard. Staple Leaders at Special Prices. THREAD ! Clark's best Urn-ad J spools for f > cents. 10 07. . Husking Mitts or ( Jlovos fj cents iv Pair. JJAHGAIN ! Lot Men's Work ( .loves and Mittens HALF PRICK. Children's Gray Ribbed Underwear Sizes to 22 , 10 cents. 21 and 'M M/.P.H , l.ri cents. 28 and 'M si/.i'B , 18 cents. ! ! ( ) and It2 si/.es , Sft cnnts. Boys' Gray Ribbed Drawers , all sxes , 18 cents. Standard LLyard wide muslin , K Extra LL yard wide muslin , ! > o ! ! 0 inch fleeced wrapper llannellt-ttes , 80. Heautiful fleeced Waistings , lOc Beautiful fleeced Twill Waihtings , 12' c. Lot Splendid Corsets. Price Cut in Two. One-Half Price. Auiana B 3 ( ! inch Indigo Bind Prints , sold everywhere 12 ,0 , our Price lOo COTTON BLANKETS ! -100 Pair. Prices you can't duplicate Anywhoto. I MMIL ORDBRS. Our Mail Order Business reaches into every town in Northern Nebraska and west to the Black Hills. We send samples promptly , pre pay express on orders ( not on approval packages ) , and at exact same prices as sold in our store always. Send for samples Silks. Our $1.00 Peau De Soie Dress Silk is a Leader and a Big Seller with us. Come to our store if possible ; if not , write for samples. Respectfully , THE JOHNSON DRY GOODS CO. * / i . Strike Commission Inspects In side and Outside Workings. BISHOP ASKS MANY QUESTIONS. . Commissioners Spend Busy Day Far Down In the Earth Fourth and Fifth Regiments Break Camp and Return to Their Homes. Qcranton , Pa. , Oct. 31. The seven commissioners appointed by President Roosevelt to adjust the differences ex isting between the anthracite mine workers and their employers , made a lour of the extreme upper coal field , and saw every step taken in the pro duction of coal from the tlmo it is "blasted from the ground , hundreds of feet below the surface , up to the point whore it is sent to market ready for the use of the consumer. The arbitrators had an Interesting flay and returned to their hotel grimy from coal dust and tired after eight busy hours of observation and investi gation. The trip was qulto n novelty to most of those in the commissioners' party , BODIO of whqm never havinc been in the hard coal regions. The commissioners displayed the greatest Interest in every feature of coal min ing ami went about their work in a manner that was pleasing to both the mining superintendents and the rep- rescntatlves of the mine workers who accompanied the president's commis sioners. The seven arbitrators had to endnro many discomforts , making their way through wet places in the mines , almost crawling along some of the gangways in the workings and passing through clouds of coal dust In the breakers. Notwithstanding this , their eagerness for information was not diminished and they expect to put in another hard day's work in this vicinity. It would bo unfair to say that one commissioner displayed more interest than another , but It can bo truly said that Bishop Spaldlng asked more questions than any ono of the others. Ho was usually In the center of a group of commissioners and asked many questions of these who are em ployed In and about the mines. All the commissioners were good listeners but poor talkers when it came down to getting an expression from them on any feature of the mining business. From their actions it is certain that they have agreed not to-say what they think of the questions that will come before them , The arbitrators had an Interesting tlmo at the Colobrook breaker at Car- bomlalo. They were much Interested in the men and boys who are employed in picking slate and "bonoy" from the coal. It Is hero where ono of the principal bones of contention between the employes and employer Is found. The miners maintain they are often unjustly decked by the docking bosses for the amount of alato , bonoy or other refuse found in the coal. The com missioners watched the work of the boas closely and saw him dock several minors , because , in his Judgment , there was too much forolgn matter in the car of coal. A fovr foot away is the plaoo where the cars of coal are weighed. After the seyon arbitrators had watehod the weighing of coal for a while , Mr. Clark inquired how many pounds constituted a ton at this col- Hory. Superintendent Brydon thought it was about 2,800 pounds , but District President Nlcholls said it was a little ever 3,100 pounds. The two began to discuss this , each maintaining ho was right. Mr. Nlcholls said that granting that 2,800 was correct , these figures are too high. Ho said when the com panies fixed 2,800 pounds to constitute a ton so as to get out of It 2,000 pounds of pure coal , the operators did not eell pea coal In the market. Now they have a market for pea coal and about three other sizes below . ! $ . and the minor's ton of 2,800 pounds has not been decreased. Judge Gray was an interested listener to the discussion. Ho stood by with his hands deep In his overcoat pockets and never ut tered a word. It was qulto evident that both Mr. Nlcholls and Mr. Bry- den tried to make a good Impression with the commissioner , but what ho thought ho did not even express in his actions. Troops Return Home. Wllkosbarre , Pa. , Oat. 31. The Fourth and Eighth regiments , which have been stationed In the Wyoming valley for some tlmo past , broke camp yesterday and returned to their homes. The entire coal region is now peace ful. The only place where trouble is looked for Is In the Lehlgh region , where the Individual operators and the miners have failed to come to an agreement. Some of the troops maybe bo kept In that section until the min ers return to work. Yesterday was a busy day at the mines and the output of coal was heavy. Mollneux Casa to Proceed. New York , Oct. 31. Counsel for the defense In the Mollneux case moved that the court direct the jury to ac quit the defendant on the ground that tbo evidence was insufficient. Justice Lambert donlod the motion. Interests Worth $100,000,000 Said to Plan Merger. BIG PACKERS TO UNITE FIRST. After the Joining of Hands the Same Firms Will Consolidate Yards To tal Capitalization Will Run Close to $600,000,000. Chicago , Oct. 31. The Reoord-Her- ald says : Two big ooneoMdatlons are planned by beef Interest * . The pack ers will oombino first and then effect a merger of all the stock yards In the country. With the exception of the Chicago stock yards , which are con trolled In Boston , all the properties In volved are owned and controlled by the owners of the principal beef pack ing interests. The different yards that will probably bo Included In the deal asldo from the Chicago yards are these ut Kansas City , East St. Louis , St. Joseph , Fort Worth , South Omaha and Sioux City. The plan for consolidating the vari ous stock yards has not progressed as yet to a point where the amount of stock required has been more than discussed. It would undoubtedly rim well to $100,000.000 , exclusive of the amount required for the packing com panies' combination , which Is said to bo $500.000.000. MANILA PAPER SUED FOR LIBEL. Published Article Saying General Bell Tried to Steal Public Money. Manila , Oct. 31. Libel proceedings have been instituted against the ed itor and the proprietors of Libertas , a Spanish newspaper published in Ma nila , on account of the publication of an article attacking General J. Frank lin Bell and his plan of aiding the people of the provinces of Batangaa and Laguna , Luzon , and of the island of Mlndoro. This plan was put Into effect after the cessation of hostili ties. It consisted of selling rico and supplying the people with seeds and farming implements , and it resulted in profits amounting to $27,000 gold. General Boll has recently been ordered home. Llbortas charged Bell with an attempt to steal this fund. Divorce Insane Spouses and Wed. Ottumwa , la. . Oct. 31. Within two hours after securing a divorce from his insane wife , James Dunning mar ried Mrs. Zelpha Byre , who a few hours previous had secure I n lesal separation from an Insane hatband.