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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
PART ONE , NOHFOLlv , NK1UIASKA , Kill DAY , F1WKUARY ( > , WIN , PAGES 1 TO 8
'Presbyterian Society Planning
for One This Spring.
.WILL ADD AUDITORIUM LATER.
' .Location of New Building Will boat
tlio Corner of Philip Avcnuo and
iNinth Street Baptists May Also
'Build This Summer.
Norfolk is already remarkable for the
beautiful and comfortable church edi
fices maintained by her people , but the
prospects are that there will bo ouo , and
perhaps more , now church buildings
erected during the coming summer.
The Presbyterian society already has
plans well under way for the 'building
of a church , and the Baptist society is
seriously contemplating the tearing
down of their present church and build
ing anew. Their church occupies the
government building site and as they
have experienced diillonlty in soouriug
some ono to more it , the building Imay
bo torn down and reconstructed on the
ito they have secured at the corner
of Philip avenue and Fifth street.
The members of the Presbyterian
society are now making plans for the
erection of a church on the lot at the
corner of Philip avenue and Ninth
street. They have gonejso ] far as to
have their plans drawn for a building to
answer present needs that will form the
nucleus for a more imposing and com
modious structure as needs demand or
opportunity permits. The present plan
is to erect a building that will 'answer
for the nso of all church services , but
which will bo devoted to Sunday school
and class purposes when the entire
building is completed , and may , by use
of folding doors bo thrown into one j
large auditorium when required. The
main auditorium is to be built at a later
date. The main room of the building
to bo put up this spring will bo 24 by 40
feet. On one side will bo the platform
and choir room. Opposite the platform
will bo throe class rooms , about 13 by
15 in dimensions , opening into the main
room by folding doors so as to make the
whole building one room for church
purposes , with a seating'capaclty of 150.
The estimated cost , including seats and
furnace , is $2,000.
The building is to be a frame struc
ture. It will bo sot back on the west
cud of the lot to permit the contem
plated main building to be erected in
front when the proper time comes. At
present the entrance will bo from the
north on Philip avenue , but three en
trances are planned with the complet
ion , of the entire structure. One of
these will be at the corner whore the
nvouuo and street converge and another
will be from Ninth street at the south
east corner of the building. The en
trance to the building to be erected this
spring will then be for admission to the
Sunday school and class rooms. The
now church will go toward improving
the portion of town in which it is to bo
constructed and will add to Norfolk's
standing as a city of churches.
. IT MAY NOT OPEN.
Rosebud Reservation Opening Hang
ing by a Slender Thread.
A great many people in this section of
ihe state are interested in news regard
ing the opening of the Rosebud Indian
reservation in Gregory county , South
Dakota , to homestead entry and settle
ment. This is at the present terminus
of the Elkhorn extouslttu from this city
and a number of people are awaiting
the opening to go there to fllo on lander
or engage in business. Recent advices
from Washington are to the effect that
the opening of the reservation is hang
ing by a very slender thread. The
treaty , like other similar treaties , is be
ing opposed by a number of influential
republicans in congress.
Representative Cannon , candidate for
speaker of the next house , while not
particularly opposed to the Rosebud
treaty , has told Representatives Burke
and Martin of South Dakota and Mar
shall of North Dakota that the treaties
on the house calendar could not receive
his support ; that bo believed some of
them were bad and that the amount of
money which they orrried was out of
all proportion to the character of the
laud to be opened to settlement.
As to the Gregory county treaty , Mr.
Gannon stated that he thought it was a
fair measure , but as there were the
Devil's lake treaty , the Grow treaty and
other treaties , he could not consistently
permit one to be called up , and it is believed
lieved that this opposition will bo
powerful enough to send the treaty over
and have it die in congress. Mr. Burke ,
however , has not lost heart , but ho ad
mits that the character of the opposition
is such that favorable consideration
can only bo had through influences that
at present are not apparaut. It has
been the contention of the North ; Da
kota and South Dakota delegations to
pool issues and , if possible secure the
speaker's consent to bunch all the
treaties on the calendar niidj call them
under one head , and it was for the
purpose of ascortalnluvV > Gannon's
position that they hold fy 'foronoo.
They found the watchdog t > * P . roa-
ury alert and hostile , and thtIx 'on '
now arises , if the Gregory ty ,
treaty Is not passed at this session
will bo Its fate in the congress ov c.
which Mr. Cannon will preside ,
People of the State are Progressing ,
Especially In Agriculture.
If any proof is needed that Nebraska
is a progressive agricultural state , ono is
furnished In the fact that thirteen con
ventions mot in Lincoln in ono week.
The people who attended wore interested
in and discussed agriculture , horticul
ture , dairying , stock raising and poul
try ; those who took part were the people
ple who do things and havadouo things
In Bnrt county George Peterson net
ted $800 from an 80 acre Hold of wheat.
Not many years ago it was assorted that
winter wheat could not bo raked in Ne
braska and today the state leads in the
amount produced per aero.
An effort is being made in the legisla
ture to secure an appropriation of $100-
000 for larger buildings mid bettor equip
ment on the agricultural farm at Lin
coln. It is worthy of note that the con
ventions and associations which met re
cently at Lincoln all endorsed the
movement , and the live stock breeders
were so enthusiastic as to urge that the
amount should bo $200,000. As most of
the members of those associations are
heavy taxpayers the movement is im
In Hole county last year a Mr. Widener -
enor raised 170 acres of sugar beets
whtoh netted him over $80 per acre.
In the annual poultry shows hold in
this state the number of water fowl on
exhibition is so unusual as to attract
attention , few states showing anything
ike as many. This reminds us that
Nebraska has nearly 700 square miles of
water surface , moro than any one of
; he following states : Colorado , Connect-
out , Dolowaro , Georgia , Idaho , Illinois ,
Indiana , Iowa , Kansas , Kentucky ,
Massachusetts , Mississippi , Now Hamp
shire , Now Jersey , North Dakota , Ohio ,
Pennsylvania , Rhode Island , Tennes
see , Vermont , West Virginia , Wyoming
and the territories.
SENATORS VISIT HOSPITAL.
Committee from the Upper House
Entertained in Norfolk.
By the time they had reached hero
list night , the 23 expected members of
senate committees had been reduced to
nine , the others undoubtedly being dis
couraged by the storm from attempting
to BOO the hospital. The senators were
mot at the train , which was an hour
ate , and taken to the Oxnard for supper.
Then they braved the elements and
went to the Elks club , whore they mot a
number of gentlemen of the city , and
spent a very social evtmiug. This morn
ing carryalls were provided by the
local committee and the senators were
driven out to the hospital grounds for
an inspection of the property. Return
ing , they wore given an opportunity to
see something of the city before taking
their belated train for Lincoln. Those
here represented three committees of
the senate , on public lands and build
ings , on finance , ways and means , and
on insane hospitals. The visitors wore
J. L. Young of Tecumseh , J. O. Hedge
of Hastings , Dr. G. W. Meredith of
Ashland , Robert J. Sloan of Geneva ,
W. H. Jennings of Davenport , D. S.
Hasty of Arapahoe , S. M. Oox of Hamp
ton , Geo. L. Sheldon of Nehawka , W.
D. Griffin of Gothenburg , J. M. Alden
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Ira Ward , the last surviving mem
ber of the first territorial legislature
of Washington , Is dead.
William Redmond , the Irish national
ist , was released from ja41 after serv
ing half of a six months' sentence.
The United States quarantine offi
cials have declared Manila to be free
from cholera , thus ending the quaran
tine which haa lasted nearly a year.
President Ripley of the Santa F
denied the published story to the ef
fect that there was a likelihood of a
traffic alliance between the Santa Fe
and tbs Rock Island.
St. Paul will be made the world's
rice market center by James J. Hill.
Mills are to be built there for prepar
ing the Japanese crop , which new
/steamships / will bring at the rate of
2,000 carloads monthly.
Four bank robbers were tracked
through the snow at Cambridge , 111. ,
and captured after they had blown
open the First National bank safe and
secured $10,000. They were found
hidden two miles away in a straw
Harney Impeachment Case.
Helena , Mont. , Feb. 5. All evidence
In the Impeachment proceedings
against Judge E. W. Harney is In the
hands of the house committee. Judge
Harnoy was recalled and stated that
Charles Clark had threatened him
with Impeachment If ho refused to
make an affidavit that he had been
given money by Ileinze for the Minnie
Hcaly mine decision.
Revenue Revision is Given the
ilN ON MEASURES SOON.
Time for Introducing Bills Is Limited
and Voting Will Soon Take Ploco.
May Reduce Numbers of District
Lincoln , Fob. , 2. ( Special Oorrofipon-
donee. ) AH outline in the letter of hist
week , the legislature took a very short
time in showing its disapproval of the
land leasing bill now before congress
The Nebraska logislutorH were very
little impressed by the fact thnt the
bill was advocated by congressmen and
United States senators. They lilt it
quick and hard. At the same time
there was a general Hontimout expressed
in favor of allowing larger ureas of
homesteads in the range country , to al
low the small cattle owners a bettor
The greatest interest of the past week
was centered around revenue mutters ,
and it was pretty well agreed that the
special revenue committees should bo
given a week to digest and prepare a
revenue bill. It was conceded that
this would bo the only feasible way to
got a revision of the law. Those who
were opposed to revision were also op
posed to adjournment for the wook.
To their number was added some who
had made personal arrangements for
the week which they did not like to
change. For a time it looked is if the
senate would not concur in the ad
journment , but finally an agreement
was reached. This gave the rovouuo
committees tiino to work without hav
ing to pay attention to other matters.
It also gives the other committees time
to visit the public buildings of the stato.
The revenue committees had a gen
eral discussion over the basis for a now
bill , and at least , as a matter ofj state
pride , decided to take the Nebraska law
as a basis , with tbo tacit understanding
that the Kansas bill would bo drawn
upon for whatever good features
it contained. All believe that the first
important thing is to got all property
listed on the assessors' books at its fnir
'air valno , nud thnt the next important
thing is to provide Cotter methods for
the collection of the taxes. In both
; heso features oxporiouco has proven
that the Nebraska law needs mending in
order to produce the requisite revenues
: o run the business of the stato.
Members of the legislature in the city
are shocked to hoar of the death of John
J. Mayer of Stnuton , ono of the house
clerks , who wns asphyxiated in his room
at an Omaha hotel Sunday. Mr. Mayoi
bad made many friends among ( the
legislators during the month , and it is
probable that his untimely death will
call for official resolutions when the
house moots again.
The movement among the district
judges of the state to reduce the num
ber of judicial districts and the number
of judges is taking definite shape , and
it is probable that a bill to reapportion
the districts will soon bo in the hands
of the apportionment committees.
Lawyers agree that tbero Is a grad
ual reduction in the amount of
litigation , and that fewer judges
can do the work , with a consequent
saving to the state. There is also
much sentiment In favor of a return to
the district attornny system , and a bill
to that effect has already been intro
duced. The argument is mode that
counties are unable to elect attorneys
who are capable of coping with the
stronger members of the bar in criminal
cases , and that in smaller counties the
salaries are so small as to furnish no
attraction to good lawyers. It is
claimed that district attorneys may be
elected , with reasonable salaries , result
ing in stronger legal talent and better
service in the persecution of criminals.
Many district judges favor the plan.
The legislature has forty days in
which to introduce bills , and of these ,
twenty days have already gone. It is
expected that during the first week
after this recess most of the important
measures will have been Introduced ,
including the appropriation bills which
come shortly after the visits to the
Death of Charles F. Penman.
Charles F. Penman , the only sou of
Mrs. F. A. Killmer of Warnerville , died
in Deadwood , S. D. , January 20 , after
an illness of but six days of pneumonia ,
during which time all that medical skill
and loving hands could do was done to
restore him to health. Mrs. Penman ,
who was with him at the time of his
death , will bring the body of her hus
band to Norfolk for interment and will
make her home here with Mrs. Killmor.
At the time of Mr. Penman's sickness
and death , his mother was likewise very
sick with lung fever , from which she
has boon suffering since December Iand
his death was a very severe blow to her
In her enfeebled condition. At times
during her HlnknosH her Hfo linn been
despaired o ( but she in now recovering.
Mr. I'onmaii was born lit DosotaIown ,
November It ) , 1870 , and leaves , bonldon
hlH mother and young wife , a sister ,
Men. Jos. Duby , of Hoono , Iowa , to
mourn his loss. Mrs. Duby is at pri
out with her mother and curing for her
during her nloknoHH.
WANT THE TOURNAMENT.
Norfolk Merchants Approve the Plan
of Holding It Horo.
The committee from the tire depart
ment appointed to Interview the busi
ness men regarding the onturtiiinmont
of the state firemen's tournament thin
Hummer , have started upon their work
and an far an they have proceeded llnd
that the business men are unanimously
and enthusiastically in favor of inviting
tlie state olllcors to locate the tourn
A largo number of the Main street
merchants have boon interviewed and
with ono accord favor the plan. They
acHort that they are willing to contri
bute the some amounts given for the
Fourth of July celebration last yrar or
moro if necessary to noonro the tourn
ament for Norfolk during this summer.
The oommlttooinen , while expecting
that the Norfolk business men would
bo agreeable to the arrangement , were
agreeably surprised that the sentiment
should bo so unanimous and enthusiastic.
If the city council and the Commer
cial club are now as enthusiastic for the
tournament as the business moil indivi
dually the committees will report to the
department nud stops will at once betaken
taken to settle the master , arrange the
dates and other preliminaries necessary
'or the tournament.
YOUNG IS PLACED ON TRIAL.
Prisoner Collapses and Has to Be Car
ried From Court Room.
Now York , Fob. 5. The trial of
William Hooper Young for the miir-
dei of MPH. Anna Pulitzer WBH begun
before Judge Ilcrrlok yesterday after
the justlro had refused to grant a
postponement at the request of the
prisoner's counsel. The warden of
the TombH at first declined to permit
Young to be taken to court , on the
ground that the latter was 111 The
judge tlnally ordered thn accused man
brought Into comt. When ho ap
peared Young wan In a pitiable condl
tlon. Hlfi face wiis ashen whllu , nls
hnlr and heard long and unkoinpt
and his eyes rolling. lie collapsed
when placed In a chair and then
straightening up made an attempt to
address the court.
"I'm not cra/.y now. "
Ho wns Bllenced and a conference
was bold between court and counsel ,
when It was decided that the prisoner
should bo examined by two physicians
When reccsH was called Young either
could not or would not walk and had
to bo carried from the court room.
Tbo doctors examined Young during
recess and reported to Justice Herrlck
In his private room that the stress of
the trial would not hurt the accused
physically. Young was therefore car
ried Into court and. Justice Ilorrlck
having taken his seat , the examination
of the talesmen commenced.
COLE YOUNGER IS PARDONED.
Must Not Place Himself on Exhibition
and Must Leave Minnesota.
St. Paul , Fob. 5. Coleman Younger ,
survivor of the three brothers who
were sentenced to life Imprisonment
because of connection with the bank
robbery and murder at Northflold ,
Minn. , In 1876 , was yesterday granted
a full pardon by the state board of
pardons on condition that ho promise
never to place himself on exhibition
and that he leave the state of Minnesota
seta , never to return voluntarily.
The younger brother , Bob , died In
the penitentiary ten years ago of con
sumption. Nearly two years ago Coleman -
man and James were paroled under
the terms of a new law enacted for
their special benefit. Last fall , dis
couraged by poor health and his Inability -
ability under the law to marry the
woman of his choice , Jim shot and
killed himself In his rooms In this
city. Cole's friends some time ago
sought his full pardon , but their pe
tltion was dented. Recently ho filed a
petition on his own behalf and this
has now been granted.
Storm Damage in Ohio.
Columbus , O. , Feb. G. Reports of
damage to the telegraph wires , wash' '
Ing out of culverts and the weakening
of bridges were received at the head
quarters of the local lines today.
Traffic on the Hocking Valley and
Ohio Central was greatly delayed by
the storm. The Zanesville and West
ern was completely tied up for five
hours on account of washouts near
Musklngum , O. The Norfolk and
Western was completely tied up on ac
count of washouts OB the Scloto Valley
division. All the trains were annulled.
Fishermen Close to Death.
Kenosha , WIs. , Feb. B. Covered
with Ice and frozen to the scats of
their frail craft , ten men , forming the
crews of two fishing boats , battled
with the northeast gale for many
hours In Lake Michigan yesterday.
The blinding snow Bhut oft their view
of the shore , and It was only when
all the factory whistles In town wore
turned loose together that they were
able to find their way Into the mouth
of the barber
Worst Storm of the Season Ex
perienced Yesterday ,
RAILROAD TRAFFIC ULOCKED.
The TrninB Entering Norfolk Were
Several Hours Off of Schedule
Time and Freight Trains Were
It was a bright , and optimistic HUH
t ml looked down on this part of the
earth this morning and bi'hold the re
sults of the bliz/.ard that wrestled with
the people during 12 or 15 hours yester
day afternoon and last night. While
the wind wan still from the north and
disturbed a zero atmosphere , there was
promise of something bettor in the near
future. The nicy wan oloar , with tint
exception of a haze about the horizon ,
which provided a background for the
display of the brilliant coloring of a
couple of Bun-doKs , and there were
hopes in the hearts of the people that
this was the worst and hint.
It IB estimated that about nix inches
of snow foil nud the brisk chilly norther
hurried it into diifts , some of which
were as high IIH a man's head. It won
decidedly inconvenient for pedestrians
and teams to K''t about as usual this
morning , but they found it far from Im
possible. The wind had boon fierce
enough to pack the snow in compact
banks and itjtook a shovel to remove
some of them. The temperature , though
it. doomed much colder , was only reduced -
ducod to zero , four points lower than
that of the night boforo. It wan cold
enough , though , mid no prayers for any
colder weather were sent in.
Thu wind was not strong enough to
interfere with telephonic and tele
graphic communication , but the train
service was not so certain , in fact it was
worse demoralized than at any ether
time during the wintor. The storm
was much worse to the north and the
train from Bonestool , which should have
) oen in at ( I o'clock this morning , didn't
vrrivo until after noon. The crow
omul difficulty in making a start and
were instructed to wait for daylight in
which to make the trip , HO that they
nijjht notbo stnllod miles uwn r from
inywiiuro'nud Do compelled to spend
ho night In weary waiting for daylight.
Die freight pulled out this morning on
: imn and will work from this end in
lolping the passenger to clear tbo track.
Along the main line of the Elkhorn
conditions are not an bad as to the north.
While the storm was ono of the most
Kovoro along this division the snow was
not ho badly drifted but that it could bo
removed expeditiously and the paBKon-
trains , from the west and cast were
not Horiouflly dcloyed. The freight
trafllo was somewhat interfered with
but it is considered that it will take but
a short time to got trains running ac
cording to schedule. During the height
of the storm but two froightH were out
on the division to battle with the drifts ,
but the regular service will bo resumed
On the Union Pacific and M. & O.
freight trains were not run today. The
passenger over the M. & 0. loft for
Bioux Oity and Omaha about an hour
and a half late and the Union Pacific
passenger did not leave for the south
until about noon , or an hour later than
schedule time. The M. & O. passenger
from Sioux City and Omaha duo hero at
10:45 : , did not arrive until after 1 o'clock.
The section men and extra forces are
at work on all roads clearing the tracks
of snow and it is hoped that by some
time tomorrow trafllo will be carried on
Two Decades Ago.
Twenty-two years ago at this time
this whole country was in the great
blockade that deprived the towns of
railroad communication for three
mouths. Niobrnraran pretty low in
stores , and the Pioneer ready prints
were things of the past , being scattered
between stations from Milwaukee to
Mason Oity , and regular brown store
paper was used for the paper. The
issues of those three months , are novel
productions of the printer's art yellow
and green poster , mnnila , then brown
store paper with Bonesteol & Turner
as an imprint. Finally some goods
were scoured from Omaha by way of
Plalnview , then the terminus of the
Elkhorn. Niobrara Pioneer.
The ordinance requires that snow bo
shoveled off all walks within 24 hours
after snow has ceased falling. This
ordinance will bo enforced and every
one can govern himself accordingly.
D. J. KOKNKIBTKIN ,
The Best of Attractions.
Mr. Beall , owner of the Auditorium
gives his guarantee that the company
presenting "Tho Christian" at the
Auditorium is first class , in every re
spect and is the only ono presenting
Hall Caine's great play. It is the larg
est and most expensive attraction that
has yet been here , carries a largo
amount of special scenery and the com
pany in composed of ! ( ) iodlo ) | , Mana
ger Hpoar aiillolpntoH u Heat siilu fully
oiliial to that forOIo Olcson. Ho state *
thai ho could have sold sixty seats to
day but. the seat Halo does not open un
til tomorrow morning , Mr , Himll IIHH
imiiuolhxl two attractions that were
booked for an early appearance here , ho-
cause ho did not consider them sullloi-
ontly strong for bin patrons , and ho pro
poses that there shall bo nothing but
first-claim attractIOIIH during the balance
of the season.
A NORFOLK EVENING.
Ladies of the Wednesday Club Enter-
tnln tholr Husbandn.
The lnd ! % ! j of ( ho Wednesday club
out rtalnod tholr hushands at the homn
of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Hnno lust oven-
ing. Atl'Kn ( : ) tempting throo-courso
Huppor wan served , the guoflts being n -
slHted to find scats by dainty hand
painted place cards , the handiwork of
Mrs , Boar , Specially trained Abyn-
slnlun waiters were engaged to look
after the wants of the guests , and the
Horvloo WUH very np to date. Between
coursofl the waiters made moro or IORH
melodious noises which wan supposed to
At the conclusion of the rapa t thn
president of the club , Mrs. W. H. John-
Ron , in a neat introductory speech in
troduced Mrs. N. A. Halubolt who rood
a paper on the History of Norfolk , and
Mrs. F , G. Suitor , who rend a paper on
Prominent Mou of Norfolk. Both wore
appropos to a Norfolk evening , were
well written and contained many
bright , well-turned points.
Thou the tables were cleared and ttio
company was organized into a progres
sive six hand euchre party. The gnmoH
were Interesting and spirited , and at
their conclusion it was found that Mrs.
W. H. Johnson had won the first privw
forladloH , Dr. P. H. Bailer the first for
gentlemen , and W. H. Bnttorlleld had
"shouted" the greatest number of times.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
The monthly examinations were held
The monthly report cards were given
John Bridge and Otho Johnson visited
the school Tuesday.
H. O. Matruu addressed the school
brief ! " T
It looks as though laboratory worlr
had boon eliminated from the course of
A. L , Sims IIUH quit the high school
and is now taking a course at the busi
Captain Culver gave a nice talk on
the Philippines in the high school room
The freshmen will soon appear in
general oxorcisoa. Next gwook is the
time sot for their initiation.
Mr. Bridges of the Bridges Concert
company gave a short talk to the school
yesterday morning on music.
The measles have not yet out into the
high school attendance but some of the
grades have been decimated by the
The tools for use in the manual trainIng -
Ing department have arrived and the
boys are enjoying tl\o oxporiouco of
working with them.
Some of the pictures that had positions
on tho"walls of the room occupied by
the manual training department disap
peared on a recent date.
The junior play is progressing nicely
and the cast of characters will bo pub
lished next wook. The play will bo
presented Friday night.
Prof. McCoy has taken up eighth
grade physiology and Miss Sisson will
teach history in the high school , an ar
rangement which will probably inter
fere with laboratory work of the chem
Week With the Bowlers.
Following are the names of bowlers
who rolled a score of 200 or more the
E. B. Kanffman , 211 , 223 , 234 , 223 ,
225 , 203 , 203.
N. Howe , 213 , 200 , 215 , 84(1. (
A. Carson , 202.
O. Marqnardt , 240 , 211 , 213 , 204 , 210 ,
205 , 202 , 205.
Helpln , 212.
Southworth , 225.
E. B. Kauffmon won the bowling
tickets with an average of 227i } i for
three consecutive games.
0. Marquardt won the prize for the
high score of the mouth , with a score
List of letters remaining uncalled for
at the postofftco Femary 8 , 1003.
Mrs. Alfred ; Miss Myathl Barnes ;
Mr. A. L. Briggs ; Peter Daley ; Mr. W.
S. Gier ; Mr. Myron J. Haynes ; Mr.
Earnest Katt ; Mr. John Muliok (8) ( ) ;
Mr. Frank Sherwood.
If not called for In 15 days will be
sent to the dead letter oillce.
' Parties calling for any of the above
please say advertised ,
JOHN B. HAYS , P. M.
This ofllce will print your sale bills in
an attractive manner.
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