The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, December 05, 1902, Page 10, Image 10

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An Indian Idyl.
From The Book of Remembrance.
Translated from the Original
By lu , J. II. MAOKAY , M. 1) . , Norfolk , Nob.
"While on a visit to my old homo In
the summer of 1800,1 piokod up a quaint
old book printed in the Guollo language
in Edlnburg in the your 1MII mid tin-
tltlod"Leablmlr 'im Mhulutlruoh/'Hook
of Komombranoos. Under the hondliiKi
Calb. XLXtls the following exquisite
Indian idyl which I have translated us
faithfully us the dilVoronoo in idioms
and construction of nn old language ,
dating buck many thousands of yearn ,
mid n modern ono will permit. There
are other tntoroflting chapters in the
book Anglo-Indian tales , HoiiRfl and
loRoudH , HtorieH of KulllrH and Hotten
tots , talon of Htrouuoufl wars ou the con
tinent nud picturesque details of con
flicts with Aniurioan Indiuna , which I
may find tlmo Homo fnturo day to trans
The history of the book is worthy of
a passing notloo. It was the property
of my grandfather who had nerved
George Third and his. predecessor in
many capacities and many lands as
soldier and emissary for twonty-llvo
ywnrs. Ho hud undoubtedly received it
from his father who had either written
the various tales or hud gathered them
together and printed them under his
own name of Donald Ban , Dounld the
blond or fair. Doubtless the old man
must have boon n man who had acquired
considerable education aitd possessed
unusual opportunities , for there wore
few books outside of the Bible printed
in the language at that date , and ho
must have felt u doslro that his own
people should read or have rend to thorn ,
which was moro usual thou , in their
own language stirring tales of foreign
lauds. It is interesting to uoto that the
surname was not in geueral use < it that
time. Of course Donald the blond had
the clan uamo of Kai orlvayoorMaokai ,
sou of Kai , as it. afterwards became ,
but at that date it was little used.
In the chapter in which 'occurs the
Indian Idyl there is a passage that
would scorn to refer to Nebraska and to
our own locality via. , the forks of the
Elkhorn. In the ovout that the state
historical society may become interested
iu this passage , I shall give the passage
in the original and they can have it
translated more accurately perhaps
than that which I shall app6ud.
The passage referred to is as follows :
"Agus 'ua dhoigh dh'iiuioh ml ris
nn nmhuiuu mor , salach , ohnnnaio
luiso an shluaigh moran dhaoino dhoun
nig au robh h-oichalbh aca , agus
dh'fhouch aigh dhomh auihuinu olio
Bollloir agns fhlor-ghlau mar d'thaiuig's
Kan oar. Agus bha air gach taobh d'ou
nmhuinn craobhaibh agus araidh four
glas , agus blm aca 'n amhulun da ciouu
nig au robh inoran madraidh-dhouu
agns nui'lraidh-alluldh agus bhoath-
uiohibh inor. "
Translated it reads. "And as I departed -
parted from the largo , filthy river I saw
n largo company of brown niou who
had horses and they showed mo another
river clear and pure clean as wo catno
from the cast. And ou either side of the
river there were trees aud high , green
grass , aud the river had two heads ou
which wore many browu dogs ( beaver )
wild dogs ( wolves ) , and largo boasts
( buffalo ) . " The writer bewails the
unseasonable weather iu late November
that prevented trapping aud the killing
of winter moat but adds that the party
made good use of the line weather to
build winter quarters nud study the
habits of the natives which ho describes
ns a pootio aud chivalrous people.
Following is the Tryst or Idyl :
Gently the twilight comes creeping
down the valley , as the sun sink
beneath the horizon in a blaze of criui
sou and gold a suusot such us is seen
nowhere else except on these unbouudec
plains. The shadows from the elm
nud white-woods lengthen , aud softly
with a sweet hushful whisper of res
and repose the evening wind steal
through the tall grass aud canebrakes
and lovingly with fond caresses gather
ing the leaves of .tho dying summer ii
clustering windrows passes down by
the river where the brown uiou's pyr
amid homos scattered are aud dies away
with sobbing cadences. The star
come out in glowing clusters , aud th
haze of autumn , that hangs like a vei
over these plains , fades away in th
west and leaves the atmosphere clear as
the skies of Italy. To the southland
great flocks of birds that darkened th
heavens have been passing day by day
and now save for \ho dispirited squaw
of borne belated migrant down amen
the tules of the marshes all have passe <
an and the world is wrapped in pro
foamiest silence. All the sweet bios
ROins thut have made the prairies
fairies' bower , all the fragrance an
beauty that have niado summer u delight
light , have passed away. Gouo too or
the myriad hobts of creeping and winge
things in the insect world that uightl
serenaded un so shrilly all through the
warm summer. The creatures of the
river and woods are building their
vlntor homes and the wild boasts of the
lains have gathered together in mighty
lords to combat the vicissitudes of
vlntor. And yet lovingly , with u fond ,
tigering touch the ghost of summer
bides for still another day as if it had
no supreme mission to perform before
losing these hazy , delicious autumn
ays with the wind and rattling fllout
tat always seem to speak to our hearts
u accents sad aud melancholy , "It is
nlshod. "
Oat from the shadows of the painted
unhos a girl , tall , willowy and uiodita-
vo stealthily emerges. She hesitates
or au instant and glances timidly
round , but scarcely has nho resumed
lor composure when firm , quick foot-
tops announce the approach of her
over. In earnest , impulsive tones , soft
ud musical , ho utters ono word and
akos lior hand. "Swoothoartl" that
word must have boon. Her response is
ml a murmur low and all but inaudible.
Jonoath the stars with the rustling
eaves underfoot they present a picture
of beauty and grace such as Eden might
have BOOH ere the thirst for blood aud
10 greed for gold had entered men's
loarts. Now ho is talking rapidly iu
lose limpid monosyllables , lightly , aud
with ripples of merriment aud cadences
f earnest passion ho is tolling of his
eve aud the bravo deeds iu war or
base her love will inspire. The tones
often aud grow moro toudor aud
ubduod. The witchery of nature's
lood is abroad , the subtle ossouco of
lie perfect night scorns to permeate
HOBO lovers. Unconsciously she
cans on his shoulder and his
rut is around hor. A star shoots
rom the zoiiith. It IB a good omen
or his voice IB pleasant and plead-
ng as ho iiotos the falling star aud
utters an exclamation. "Toll mo , " she
mat have answered with that trem
ulous voice. "That yon might love mo"
mist have boon the rospouso for she is
( lout and her head droops low on his
breast aud her breath comes iu
mothered sighs. "Sweetheart , I loyo
'ou , " ho must bo saying iu these earnest
ouiotioual tones. Still there is no ro-
pouso , only a tightening of her baud
on his arm aud n little gasp of the
breath. Suddenly the moon , round aud
nil , rises and throws a Hood of mellow
ight down the valley lighting up the
onturos of the lovers iu a halo of ra-
lianco. Now ho has ceased to talk and
10 is holding her face up to the moon-
ight. Ah , what grace aud beauty are
disclosed hero iu the hush of nnturo , in n
mrrou wilderness ! The shapely , plump
arms , Innocent of gowns , the maguifi-
cent shoulders aud nock aud the per
fectly chiseled face with the limped ,
browu eyes aud a woalfh of glossy ,
smooth , dark hair. Ho looks loug aud
earnestly into the depths of these mild ,
inohanging brown eyes and his scrutiny
Rooms to bring to him a great content-
uiout , for ho clasps her unrosistiug form
u a tender , loviug embrace and thus
they i cumin silent aud statuesque for
many long moments. Like shadows
they separate , the tall form of the girl
gliding noiselessly into the covert of
the painted bushes , while her lover
steals away through the tall grass aud
disappears. An iustaut aud the hush
of nature , the moon's unchanglug light
aud the motionless shadows alone fill
the mind's perspective.
WANTED. Faithful person to travel
for well established house in a few
counties , calling ou retail merchants and
agouts. Local territory. Salary $1034
a year and expenses , payable $10.70 a
week In cash aud expenses advauced.
Position poruiauout. Business success
ful aud rushing. Standard House , 834
Dearborn St. , Chicago.
When Iho Chimney.
is choked with soot , the fire languishes
and goes out. When the bronchial
tubes are clogged with phlegm , the
ilanio of life flickers. Intelligent treat
ment with Allen's Lung Balsam brings
up the phlegm , allays inflammation ,
stops the oough aud pain in the chest
and , iu a word , overcomes these terri-
able colds which if neglected soon be
come consumption.
A Wretched Millionaire ,
The story is told of the owner of
several railroads who was unable to buy
relief from the nerve-twisting agony of
neuralgia. It is au unlikely tale. The
sick man must have known that Ferry
Davis * Painkiller would help him at
ouce , as it has helped so many thousand
of sufferers in the past sixty years
There isbntouepaiukillorPerry Davis' .
Special one-way homoseekers excur
sions via Union Pacific November 4 and
18 , December 2 aud 15 to many points
iu Kansas , Nebraska , and Eastern Colorado
rado oue-half ono regular faro plus 12.00 ,
Full information cheerfully furnished
on application to
J. B. ELSEsrer.
M. D , Tyler made u buninoiM trip to
Blair yoHtorday.
H , II , Smith , the furniture man , la
transacting business in Omaha ,
Mrs. II. A , Carpenter has returned
from a visit with frluiuli lii Lincoln.
W. A. Hayes of Salt LakoOity , Utah ,
IH n gunst at the homo of J. S , MoOlary ,
Mr , Harper , who was hero to attend
the IIowo-Law wedding , returned to his
homo in Plaiuviow this morning.
The "Stars" and the "Colts" nro
billed for a matched bowling game at
the Wilklus alloy this evening.
The work of erecting a comfortable
now homo for H. W. Mills and family
on South Fourth street has boon coin-
moncod , but iu now interrupted becuuHo
of the prevailing weather.
Thd Ladies Aid society of the M. E.
church will meet in the ladies' parlor
at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The Ladies society of the First Con-
gregatloual ohuroh will moot with Mrs.
MoMlllan tomorrow afternoon at a :80. :
MosdumoB A. , T. Durloud , 0. B. Dur-
laud , II. MoBrldo aud 0. H. Reynolds
wont to Madison today to attend an
afternoon party given by Mrs. Willis
Ferdinand Iluaso has just completed
the sulo of his farm a mlle and a half
south east of the city to a gontloniau
from Wisconsin named Folbor. The
farm consists of 15(5 ( acres aud was sold
for $57 an acre.
Norfolk Is to have auothor clothing
store. H. Krasno of Fullerton has
routed the Uoos building on the north
side of Norfolk avenue , between Third
aud Fourth streets , and will put in n
stock of clothing within the next few
woolen. Mr. Krasno is a brother-in-law
of S. M. Uosouthal.
The Btoro room in the Koonigstoin
block , next door to the post office is be
ing placed in readiness by the ladies of
Trinity guild for their annual sale of
fancy articles and the serving of dinner
and supper tomorro jv. Au are light
has boon placed in the room by thojoloc-
trio light i company and other arrange
ments for the event are being completed
The members of the West Side whist
club braved the elements lust evening
to attend the mooting at the homo of
Mr. and Mrs. D. Bantu. Outside the
wind whistled and the snow drifted ,
but insldo was congenial company ,
while the games wore iutorostlug , and
all these who wore present felt well
repaid for the otTorts of wading through
the drifts.
It is denied by the family that the
cause of Miss Elsie Ahlman's death was
duo to blood poisoning , the primal
oauso being erysipelas. The false im
pression is willingly corrected. A mis-
statomout in regard to the place of In
terment was also made by this paper.
She was buried In Prospect Hill , beside
the grave of her sister , and not in the
now Lutheran coniotory as stated.
The coudition of Harry Brown , the
17-year-old son of Mrs. J. II. .Brown of
South Norfolk , is far from satisfactory.
Yesterday it was decided that ho would
bo compelled to undergo auother oper
ation forjtho removal of an abscess iu
his side where the trouble had its ori
gin , but today the doctors concluded
that In his weakened condition he
could not survive another operation , so
the plan was abaudouod.
W. N. Coatea of Stuart aud J. R.
Horrou of Orchard , representatives-
elect from Holt and Antelope counties ,
were In the city yesterday. In company
with the custodian of the institution ,
they drove out and inspected the Nor
folk hospital for the insane. ' They ex
pressed surprise that so much of the
property remains intact , as they had
supposed that it was nearly all destroyed
by fire , aud they seem much pleasec
with the slightly location and good con
dition of the Boil and other surround
Miss Dora Tossman , who has boon
visiting Miss May Harshman , returned
to her homo iu O'Neill last evening
Miss Tessman is a neico of Senator
Kerns of Utah , who In an early day was
a resident of O'Neill. When in Sal
Lake City a few years ago the writer
hoard Senator Kerns say that when ho
left O'Neill ho had less than $80 iu
money and ho was obliged to walk from
O'Neill to Fremont. There ho invested
his moiioy in transportation to Zion
where ho arrived without a son. Toda ;
ho is ouo of the richest men in Utah
being at the head of the largest mining
company in that state , besides having
many other interests. He has a palatia
homo in Salt Lake City and now repre
souts Utah In the United States senate
Such are among the ups and downs of
life In the west.
Rev. Thos. Walsh Is in Omaha.
Mrs. Arthur Hazon wont to Omaha
this morning.
E. P. Weatherby paid a business trip
to Omaha today.
W. II. Johnson went to SiouxjOity to
day on business.
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sprecher
of South Norfolk , a baby boy.
A. M. Morrisoy of Valentine was in
the city yesterday on business.
Herbert Daniel is in the city from
Omaha ou business and to visit with
Mrs. J. B , Millikon wont to Missouri
Vulloy , Iowa , today to visit friendo.
Dr. J. II. Gain of the experiment
station at Lincoln , IH in the city , on his
way west to attend u farmers' insti
Misi Rath Daniel , Jwho has boon the
guest of Norfolk friends for several
weeks , loft today noon for her homo In
Ira Hull , who wont to Boomer to take
a position in a drug store , has returned
uul is now employed in the depot at
; ho Junction ,
Paul Nordwlg is arranging to move
ils harness shop across the street into the
Beels building at the corner of Third
aud Main streets , aud will do so as soon
as the now room can bo cleared.
Late reports from Mrs. Henry Nim-
mor who has boon iu a Chicago hospital
'or ' treatment are that she IB improving
slowly , but it is believed that It will bo
some time before she is able to return.
Elks Memorial day , next Sunday ,
will bo observed by Norfolk lodge , No.
1511 , by a sacred session in the ledge
oem at ! ! o'clock In the afternoon , hold
u memory of Allen C. Powell of
Stuart , aud Ludwig Uosouthal of West
Jolut , momborg of the ledge who have
died during the yoar.
It is oxpeotod that the ledge of Elks
at Fremont , that has boon forming , will
bo Instituted on Saturday of next week.
froniont being centrally located bo-
woou the various Elks lodges of the
tuto it is probable that there will bo a
urge attendance at the institution
ceremonies aud a high time , moro or
E. B. Kenyan catno in from Minne
apolis this morning. After ho sold the
Wide Awake clothing store here , ho
wont to southern California and from
.hero . to Minneapolis. Now ho is on his
vay back to Los Angeles. Mrs. Konyon
s visiting friends iu Blair while ho
closes up some business matters hero
and at Plaiuviow , where ho has a farm ,
and the last of the week will start for
the coast.
The funeral of Shelly Lontionin , the
joy who was drowned in the Northfork
ast Saturday afternoon , was held from
the family homo iu the western part of
the city this afternoon at 2 o'clock , sor-
viccs.boiug in charge of Rev. J. F.
Pouohor of the M. E. church aud inter
ment was iu Prospect Hill cemetery.
The funeral was quite largely attended
aud a number of his little school mate *
from Miss Mullen's room were present.
At the meeting of the Norfolk firemen
; ho other night it was decided that a
jail should bo given to raise money to
help defray the oxpousos of the Norfolk
delegation to the mooting of the state
firemen's association in January , aud
the date chosen for such ball was the
coming Christmas night. A committee
consisting of J. W. Edwards , O. F.
Liormau and Rudolph Ohrischilles was
chosen to make the necessary arrange
ments for such event.
School News : The program of the
State Teachers' association is out. It is
ono of.the best for several years aud
never has the association secured so
strong a corps of lecturers from abroad.
The Norfolk teachers have beau Madi
son county's ouly representatives , with
ono or two exceptions , for several years.
Madison has not had a representative
there for four years except the county
superintendent. It is worth all it
costs to attend the state meeting. You
moot live teachers. You get a broader
view of lifo and the teachers' part
Dr. Salter's thermometer last night
recorded the astonishingly low mini
mum temperature of 13 degrees below
zero. People well realized that It was
cold , but few had the Idea that wluter
was to assert itself in such a positive
manner on the occasion of the first
cold snap and the way the mercury
receded toward the bulb was surprising.
That degree of temperature would bo
lowjonough for Christmas weather , butte
to have it to take place this early in
December is out of the common aud un
doubtedly caught soiuo people unpro-
paired for the demonstration.
The Ladies guild of Trinity church
enjoyed a lively patronage today at
their sale of holiday fancy articles in
the Koenigsteiu store room next door to
the postoftlco. A fine line of goods was
on display and found ready purchasers
An excellent dinuer was served at noon
to a largo number of patrons and it is
expected that there will bo a goodly
number served with supper this even
ing. This annual sale is an event which
Christmas shoppers have boon aeons
tomed to look forward to with ex
pectanoy and ktho articles offered thi
year have boon moro than usually
beautiful and the selection large.
John McAllister aud Sarah , his wife
were before Justice of the Peace 0. F
Elseloy yesterday , the former having
been charged by the latter with mnkin
a family jar because dinner was no
served on the table hot about thro
hours after the regular dinner time
McAllister has boon up once or twic
before ou a similar charge and hi
honor was about to double the fiu
against him when it was counter
charged that Sarah was somewhat a
fault herself and the Una and fees wer
remitted and the case dismissed. Saral
and John were advised to return to
In each pound package of
from now until Christmas will be found a free
game , amusing1 and instructive-50 different kinds.
Get Lion Coffee and a Free Game
at Your Grocers.
Will Visit This City
On the day and dates given below.
We are in no sense "traveling
doctors. " We arc established in
Omaha and Uavc occupied the same
location since 1891. We have
patients in all parts of Nebraska ,
who can not visit our Omaha Office.
To accommodate these we visit a
few central points , thus saving our
patients a long expensive trip to
Omaha , and at the same time giving
them the great benefit of a personal
examination and .consultation.
We will be prepared at this visit
to make examination by Electrical
We can refer you to a number of
cured patients in your own locality.
© ar Practice is Limited to Chronic Diseases
We give Special Attention to
We suggest that you call as early in the day as possible , enabling1 us
to give you more time for an examination and consultation , which
DR. C. M. HEADRICH will be at the OXNARD
SATURDAY , DECEMBER 12 and 13. Remember the
Day and Date. *
heir homes and make it up between
; hem aud they left court , but for how
eng is an unknown question.
The Norfolk ledge , Woodmen of the
World , mot last night in regular session
n the Rudat hall , with state deputy
Walbh of Omaha present. Four new
uembers wore initiated , as follows :
Geo. B. Ohristoph , Dr. H. O. Munson ,
John T. Payne , F. E. Sommers and
A. T. MoCan. Following the initiation
there was election and installation of
officers for the ensuing year , as follows :
Council commander , F. E. Sominers ;
advisory nontenant , John Fetter ;
banker , Geo. A. Staponhorst ; clerk
Geo. B. Ohristoph ; escort , J. T. Payne ;
watchman , F. T. Eiseley ; sentry , H.
Winkler ; physician , O. D. Munson ;
managers ono year J. H. Sanford ; two
years , H. P. Froeland ; three years , G.
W. Green. The members of the order
had a rousing good time and after being
dormant for some time feel that they
have boon .fully awakened and hope to
add to their membership during the
coming year. Meetings will hereafter
be held on the second and fourth
Wednesdays of each month. At the
close of the meeting the members who
attended the meeting proceeded to the
Star restaurant , where an oyster supper
was enjoyed.
A little baseball amused some of the
seniors for a time yesterday afternoon.
It is rumored that a high school paper
is to bo started by ono of the soph-
Hugh Gardner returned to school
Monday after a four weeks' absence on
account of sickuoss.
The football season is over and was
finished up without any serious casualty
having been suffered vby Norfolk devo
tees of the pig-skin.
A bulletin board in the lower hall on
which announcements could be made
would prove a convenience that might
bo provided at small expense.
It is undersood that oiio of the fresh
men haa perfected a gum-chewing
device of rubber that may be so at
tached to the jaw that it is only noces-
sary to push ono way. There is said tea
a livelybo demand for the attachment.
Seine of the pupils required about
throe days of schooling before they
were able to settle down to work again
after the Thanksgiving vacation.
Somosof the boys of the high school
have organized a bowling team to take
part in the games of the Norfolk league. '
The team won the first game played.
The seniors entertained the north row t
of juniors at a luncheon yesterday | J
afternoon at 2:30. : All present had a
thoroughly enjoyable time and the
seniors were said to be capital hosts.
School News : The pictures of Presi
dent MoKinley and Admirals Dewey
and Sampson have been hung on the
wall of the schoolhouse in No. 43 by the
teacher , Miss Stafford. A small boy
mistook the picture of Sampson for that
of Superintendent Cruin. The joke is >
on Sampson.
After the finish of the Columbus-Nor
folk football game on Thanksgiving day
Boy Carpenter discovered that ho had
two ribs broken during the play. Ho JL
ftll during the scrimmage and is of the
opinion that ho was kicked in the side
by a member of the opposing team. He
felt some pain at the time , but con
tinued in the game until it was finished
learning finally that ho had suffered the
fracture of a couple of ribs as the result
of the contest.
The game at Columbus was perhaps
the most serious the Norfolk boya ex
perienced during the season in the matter -
tor of rough playing and hurts. It is
the general belief on the part of mem-
bora of the Norfolk team that the Col
umbus players had designs on their phy.
sical condition and exerted themselves
to put their opponents out of the game.
Key Carpenter and several other players
have reason to believe that attempts
w6 11"101 ° injure th0mhy kicking ,
striking and stomping on thorn when
they were down in a scrimmage. They
" '
feel "sore
m moro thai
ways ono because -
cause of the game.
See the special announcement in to
day's paper of Dr. O. M. Headrlok'a
visit to Norfolk Friday and Saturday ,
December 12 and 13 at the Oxnard * \