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THE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , APRIL 2 < 1 , 1003 ,
No Reason Why Norfolk
Should Not as Well.
EVERYTHING READYFOR RACES ,
Thlu Oily Could no Well ns not Erect
Barns and Shoda for tlio Horses.
Ought to Bo on the Circuit Good
Trnck Now Here ,
Norfolk conlil profitably oniulnto the
oxnuiplo of the ontorprliluK oltizons of
Bottle Orook in their ambition to glvo n
race mooting this Riiiunior. The Unttln
Orook nmoolntion is Improving Its trunk
and building n twulvo fitnll burn nnd
will give Its Hooond annual nxoo moot on
September 8 , 8 nuilI with purses of
f 1,000 in the aggregate. The mooting
lo.it year wiw n Btiooos1) flnanulnlly mid
othorwlho , ami thin your it in propoflod
to ecllpso hut year's effort. It n rnoliiK
association can ho successful in Battle
Crook there in no rotuton oxuopt lethargy
to prevent the horsemen of Norfolk to
make this town n monibor of the olronlt
und glvo ft mooting that will iulvorlino
the town and provo profitable to horse
tuou nud merchants. List your Dr ,
Mnokay took hold of the trunk nnd fron :
contributions of business muu got r
rcsnlntion ono-lmlf inllo trnok graded
Vfhlch is todny ouo of the host in ro
Bpoot to footing , In the oounlry , bul
the weather wns bad nnd no meeting
could 'in hold uud the npnthy of horse
men put the doctor to considerable
expense in routing fttul keeping up the
trnok whloh ho has not boon repaid for.
He hni nn option on the trftok for the
oomitig summer but unions horsemen
take Rorao inturrat In the umttor it is
not of sufficient moment to him to
ispoud the tlmo nnd money uooossary to
kaepn truck open nud in shape for
Thnro is nn opportunity hero for
hormmou nnd the business intorostn of
the town that should not bo nllowod to
paaH. It l probable that the trnok will
Iw nsod for n cow pasture unions horse *
tnon show greater Interest nw it will
bring better rout it devoted to anoh n
purpose thuu kept ns n driving park.
Louis Keen of Fremont ia n guest of
J. S. McOlnry.
W. O. Glnzor was In the city from
Mrs. Krnmm of Tildon was ( mopping
in the city yesterday.
Herman Frioko of Madison transacted
business in Norfolk today.
A. E , Romondor of Plalnviow wns in
the city on business todny.
Mrs. W. Rtloy nud little son of
Plorco were in the oity today.
Mi a. Ohnso nnd Mrs. Do Witt of Stanton -
ton were in the city yesterday.
Mitfl Hildroth Slssou returned nt noon
yesterday from n visit to Omalm.
W. Fraser nnd 0. S. Smith nro visi
tors in the city from the county Heat.
Mrs. Bumhaui nud Miss Priestly of
Oakdalo were visiting in Norfolk yes
Juies Lombard , the well known
vocalist of Omaha , wns in the oity
F. II. Graaf of Esthorvillo , lown , was
in ttu ) city ever night , guest of his old
thna friend E. B. KnufTumu.
Dr. Louis Sobloslugor , the noted
medium , is nt the Pacific. IIo cures
the alcohol , tobacco and morphine habits
in a single treatment.
The work on J. F. Rodman's now
house on South Eighth street is under
way and thi foundation will belaid next
week if the weather is favorable.
Guy Barnes wont to Lincoln yoster-
tlay noon to attend the senior prom , in
thv > university and to bo present to
night at the annual banquet of the Delta
Tnu Delta fraternity.
2Jr. and Mrs. George Thorubnrg ,
parents of Mrs. B. W. Oaldwoll , arrived
from Onkdnlo yestordny , nud accom
panied their daughter back to thnt town
with the body of her child today.
The Norfolk publio schools hnvo en
gaged Cyrus Brownlee Newton , the
noted humorist nud comedian , for nn
entertainment at the M. E. church on
Tuesday evening , April 28. Admission
25 nnd 33 cents.
The Ladles guild of Trinity church
met yesterday nftoruoou nud elected of
ficers for the following year ns follows :
Mrs. W. J. MeNamoo , president ; Mrs.
O. H. Reynolds , vioo president ; Mrs.
Asa K. Leonard secretary aud Mrs. W.
N. Huso , treasurer.
At the last molting of the Commercial
Men's club n resolution waa adopted to
thank Postmaster John R. Hays for his
endeavors to please the travelers by
opening the post office 011 Sunday nights.
In replying , Mr. Hays stated that ho
heartily appreciated } the expression of
O."H.Tnll wont to Sioux Oity this
W. M. Condon was here yesterday
T. W. Maun was in the city from
< 3hris Schavlandwasin the city yes
ter day from Madisou.
JBev. J. P. Mueller goes to Battle
Greek tomorrow to attend a conference.
The balance of the Eagles will bo
initiated at the K. P. hall next Thurs
Harry Lamb of Madison has taken
the position of baggage man nt the
A. J , Koenigstein left this noon for
Springfield , 111. , where he is to be mar-
rled on April 28.
Weills and Mlsa Louise " \Vollls
loft thin morning for HOHO ! Oity , Idaho ,
where they will upend the summer with
their Muter , Mrs , Douol.
M 0. Howe , general mnnagor of the
American Beet Sugar company , In ex
pected in the city this evening. Ho
will arrive ever the Northwestern ,
A largo number of buttono hnvo boon
received by the firotnon ndvertlslng the
coming tournament thnt Is to 1m hold In
Norfolk. They mny bo obtained for the
The executive commit toe for the
flromon'n tournament will moot nt the
oity hall tonight to advance the prelimi
nary work of the tournament.
The Sohnylor Sun of Init wool : wns
out in n special Eostor edition of
rod nnd blue , illustrated , nnd con
taining nn excellent write-up of the city
It is nnnounood In thontrioal circles
thnt Paul Gllmcrj , who appeared here
this Benson in "Tho Tyranny of Tears , "
will star in the "Mummy nnd the Hum
ming Hlrd" another of John Drow's
plnys , next yonr , nnd mny go abroad.
There in supposed to bo deposits of
onulo potrollum nlong the Loup valley
in the near vicinity of Columbus nnd
some of the men of thnt city propose to
invoNtlgato and If there is anything to
develop will put in the required inn
Herman Steffin hns boon slok with
pneumonia , but his condition is very
much bettor today. IIo is n member of
the Pioneer Hook nnd Ladder company
whloh lias boon furnishing nurses , but
ho hns so fnr recovered thnt snob nssist-
nnoo is no longer required.
Nollgh Yeoman : TUB Nourouc
DAILY NKWS published a Inrgo lO-pngo
Kastor edition Saturday containing the
now Inwfl of the stnto , much matter
showing improvements , enterprise nud
advantages of Norfolk uud n largo
amount of advertising. It id au interest
Ing paper and is highly creditable to its
R. R. Smith hns returned from Okln
houin. where ho wont to look for n bust
uoss opening. IIo found Inrgo stocks of
goods in small towns nnd decided to remain
main in Nebraska. IIo hns ncooptod n
position with n Sioux City ronl estate
firm nud hns gone to that plnco todny ou
business. Ho reports having made sev
eral largo and successful deals.
Superintendent Ornui will conduct
the regular annual eighth grade exam
ination at Norfolk on Wednesday ,
April 20. In the last Issue of the School
News the following regarding the ex
aminations is given : "In the last four
years COS pupils have taken this exami
nation ; 129 of them being pupils from
country dlstriots ; 40 ot thorn nro iu the
high schools of the county nnd several
in ether schools of higher education.
Several of thorn nro now teaching
school. Four years ngo the present
senior class of the Norfolk schools , US in
uumbor , took the examination. I am
told that 15 of this class still remains to
bo graduated at the oloso of the year. "
Foil SALK. Barred Plymouth Rook
, $1 per sotting.II.
II. J. OAULPIKLD ,
818 North Oth.
Play to bo Given by the High School
The p'ny to bo given in n short time
by the high school students for the ben
efit of the manual training department
is a refined comedy with just enough of
the dramatic to glvo it spice.
"Our Boys , " when first performed in
the Vaudeville Theatre Strand htvd n
continuous run of ever 1500 nights
The people of Norfolk may bo assured
thnt ( his excellent piny will bo well In
terpreted ns some of the best tnlontiu ,
the school will take hold of it. *
Whore Six of Them Came From.
Section Foreman Wiuklor wns some
what on the war path Sunday afternoon
when ho discovered that the handcar
had been stolen from the car houso.
Sunday uoon when the passenger pulled
in from the north it had on board ou
the blind baggngo six of the toughest
looking specimens of humanity Madison
hns BOOH for some time timo. When
the train pulled out they were forbidden
to rldo nny further. While the most of
us were helping ourselves to nu Easter
dinner the hobos broke into the car
IIOUHO nud helped themselves to the
handcar nud wont bnck to Norfolk
whore the car was located. Madison
SEVERE ATTACK OF GRIP.
Cured by Ono Bottle of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy.
"When I had nn attack of the grip
last winter ( the second one ) I actually
cured myself with one bottle of Ohnui-
borlaiu's Cough Remedy , " says Frnuk
W. Perry , editor of the Enterprise ,
Shortsville , N. Y. . "This is the honest
truth. I at times kept from coughing
myself to pieces by taking a tenspooufnl
of this remedy , nud when the coughing
spell would come on nt night I would
take a dose nud it seemed that iu the
briefest interval the cough would pass
off and I would go to sleep perfectly
free from cough and its accompanying
pains. To say that the remedy acted ns
a most agreeable surprise is putting it
very mildly. I had no idea that it
would or could knock out the grip ,
simply because I had never tried it for
such n purpose , but it did , nud it seemed
with the Eocond attack of coughing the
remedy caused it to not only bo of less
duration , but the pains were far less
severe , aud I had not used the contents
of ouo bottle before Mr. Grip had bid
mo adieu , " For sale by the Kioeau
To Cure a Cold In Ono Day
Take Laxative Brome Quinine tablets
All drugdists refund the money if it
falls to euro. E. W. Grove's signature
is on each box. 25o.
Fiuo light work a specialty at Paul
Nordwig's harness shop.
Dr. W.I. Seymour coming.
Business Portion of Town
Nearly Wiped Out.
IT STARTED AT MIDNIGHT.
Loss Amounts to Fifty Thousand Dollars
lars Origin Is Unknown Opera
House , Newspaper Plant , Post
Office nnd Two Gonornl Stores go.
Brownvillo , Nob. , April 18. Special
to The News : Fire broke out soon
after midnight nnd burned nearly the
the entire bnslnoNi portion of the town.
The flames destroyed totnlly the Mnrsh
oporn house ; the Marsh blook ; the
Kaufman block nnd the old Nomnhn
county court houso.
The loss will bo ever 150,000 covered
by Insurance for $25,000.
The main individual losers are :
J W. Rlohoy , general store , $10,000.
William Knnfman , general store , $8-
Mrs. M. K. Perkins , millinery , | COO.
Brownvlllo Blogrnph , H.fiOO.
The loss to the building makes up the
mlnnco of the loss.
The furniture in the post ollloo wns
iestroyod but the mail was raved.
The origin of the bla/.o is n complete
Brownvillo is n little town of 800 poo-
do , in Nomnhn county , nud is on the
Thieves Made a Haul at Rogers Last
Rogers , Nob. , April 18. Speolnl to
ThoNows : A bank was robbed hero
list night nnd n considerable sum ol
uonoy Boourod. There Is uo clue to the
"Floating Off" Dead.
Omaha , April 21. Spooinl to The
News : Floating Off , n member of the
council of the Omalm trlbo of Indians ,
died here under nu operation for cancer
of the stomach , nud was buried this
f tornoon in Doontlor comntory. Primi
tive ceremonies wore hold by the tribe.
RICH MAN SUICIDES.
Long John In Omaha Shot Himself
Omaha , April 18. Special to The
News : JohnBohncalled "Long John , "
n retired Omaha saloon keeper , suicided
lioro this morning by shooting. Forty
throe thousand , nine hundred dollars in
money nnd negotiable securities were
found in his room nt the Klondike
hotel where ho had bonrdod four years
Ho had uo relatives here but two sons
In Texas. Ho cauio from Germany to
Attempt Life ot Superintendent.
Kearney , April 21. Spocinl t > The
News : A plot nmoug the boys in the
Nebraska stnto reform school nt this
place to kill the superintendent wns nn-
onrthod this morning.
Great excitement resulted nt the
school. The scheme was to get him
nunwnrus nud end his life. Several 01
the boys nro now suffering punishment
for being mixed up in the plot. Some
thing else mny bo done.
Negroes Not Wanted.
Salem , Neb. , April 21. Special to
The News : George Brown , n negro
from Falls City , rented a house here
preparatory to moving his fnmlly in
The citizens of the town hold n public
meeting nud served a warning on bin
to stay nway. No negro has ever lived
in the place and it is nu nuwritten law
that uouo over shall.
J. A. Smith is here from Humphrey
M. J. Mayer is in the city from Madi
W. R. Locke is in the city from Stan
Woods Ooues is in Norfolk from
George Y. Hnskoll is nt the Oxnnrd
Mr. Zutz of Iloskius wns in the city
todny on business.
Street Commissioner Leu is grndln
several avenues in South Norfolk todny
Lee Bailey is nu the street again
with the bullet in his back getting nlou ,
Fred Wright of the Madison Ohron
iclo is in the city in the interest of th
G. 0. Stevenson of Madison , stat
deputy for the Royal Highlanders , is in
the city in the interests of that order.
F. F. Miller , deputy grand master fo
the A. O. U. W. , loft todny for Stnntou
to work in the interests of that order.
W. H. Baird , consulting superintend
ent of the Norfolk nnd Grand Islan
sugar factories , arrived in the city Ins
night for n business trip.
One of their special instruction cnr
has been set on the Norfolk tracks b ,
the Scrautou Correspondence schools
These make visits every year. O
Fuller is the local agont.
Ben Barshingor , formerly cashier n
the union depot in this oity , now re
presenting B. B. Davis , renl estate nn
merchandise exchange , of Lincoln , \va
calling on his Norfolk friends yesterday
Judge Boyd was nt Tildon yesterda.
taking testimony in the case o
Albertlne Driffkorn vs. Charles Sonno
defendant , and Angust Sonno , inter
vontor. Olerk of the Court Sohavlan
was preoent to care for the records
The case will be continued at the nc
jonrnod term of district court to b
held at Madison Thursday. The conr
held this session nt Tilden for th
reason that all the witnesses live in tha
olghhorhood nnd n trip to Madison
leant n heavy oxpmiFO nnd Ions of time.
Wo nro In receipt of some recent pho-
oginphsofDr. Seymour nnd family ,
vhloli were made ( 'specially for his
mtlonts , nlso n booklet containing nome
cry strong commendations. IIo ro-
nests that his patients wiito nt once ,
' they have not received either , nud ho
rlll bo ple'nsod to forwnrd same.
The partnership heretofore existing
lotwoon 8. L. Gardner nnd G. R. Seller
or the purpose of conducting n general
oal oHtato business has this day been
isdolved by mutual consent.
S. L. GAIIUNKK.
G. R. Siuu'.u.
Dated nt Norfolk April I , 1003.
i . .
G. A. Luiknrt is in Tildon todny on
Mrs. 15. A. Bullock has returned from
A.vocn , Iowa.
E. P. Wenthorby returned this inorn-
ng from n business trip to Spencer ,
L. 0. Mittelstndt wont to Oinnha to
ny to nttoud n mooting of the Mystio
Editor O. F. Montreal of the Bnttlo
3rook Republican wns in the city yes *
ordny on business.
Charles Mndson is having n flno now
cement sidewalk placed nt the homo of
its mother in Madison avenue.
W. J. Freeman hns purchased the
Covert property on South Eleventh
treet nud will move into it soon.
Mr. nud Mrs. Ourtico Ellonwood of
jlttlo Rook , Arkansas , nro gnostu at the
lomo of Mr. nud Mrs. E. H. Qoreoko.
Mrs. F. L. Hamilton nnd son came
down from Oroightou this morning to
visit nt the homo of her father , County
Surveyor W. II. Lowe , in Phillip ave
W. H. Bucholz , president of the Nor
folk National bank , is in Ponder today
where ho will road a paper before the
Northeast Nebraska bankers' assooi
Mr. nnd Mrs. Jack Bnrklo nro the
proud parents of a little baby boy who
came to their homo nbont noon yostor
tiny. Jack , junior , is already having n
good time with bis father.
Mrs. John R. Hays who has boon in a
Hot Springs hospital for some time with
rheumatism , is now comparatively free
from pain but is improving only very
slowly. She is yet unable to move
about , at nil.
Mr. nud Mrs. Joe Dnuiols of Mndisou
were m the city today visiting with
friends. The county clerk's office , in
common with other county offices , is
closed on aooount of Arbor day and Mr.
Daniels was given a short vacation.
W. F. Ahltnan and family are moving
their household goods today from their
former homo at the corner of Philip
avouuo nnd Fifth street into th'ir new
house north of it. O. J. Reed will move
with his family into the house tomor
The Daxtor cold storage yesterday
received from half a hundred different
buyers , some of them in Norfolk nnc
others locntod ns fnr west ns Lynch and
O'Neill nud from the cast as far n
Winner , with shipments from inter
mediate points north and south of Nor
James R. Fain , superintendent of con
struction on the new post office build
ing thnt is to go up in Norfolk , has
taken rooms at the homo of Mrs. Elsie
Desmond , nt the corner of Nebrnskn
nvenue nud Tenth street. Mr. Fain
will make Norfolk his home for some
thing over n year. Thus far in his work
there has been little to do but enjoy life
which is not nt all hard , ho said this
morning , among Norfolk people.
Superintendent Kern of the Columbus
schools is planning to arrange with the
business men of that city to devote
half hoar each week to giving' the
scholars of the school practical instruc
tions along business lines or in the ac
quiring of the rudiments of trade. Mer
chants , millers , bankers , plumbers
cigflr makers , publishers nnd others nro
to bo asked to do this toward giving th
boys practical instructions and take
some part in the actual work incidon
to the making of n cignr , setting typo
running n bank , selling merchandise
laying brick , mixing mortnr , shoeing a
horse or other similar lines of work
The plan is meeting with favor and wil
probably bo put into execution.
Dr. Seymour will be in Norfolk Sat
nrdoy , Mty 2 , at the Oxunrd hotel.
Tlmre'a alnuy u Slip
on the toy or wet ground nt this time o
year , and many a sore spot in cense
quouce. No amount of caution wil
guarantee you against accident. Tha
is why we keep Perry Davis' Painkille
on hand to relieve the ache of bruisec
flesh , and sore , throbbing muscle. I
has given relief to two generations
There is but one Painkiller , Perry
Danger of Colds and Grip.
The greatest danger from colds and
grip is their resulting in pneumonia
If reasonable care is used , however , an
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy taken
nil danger will bo avoided. Among the
tens of shousnnds who have used thi
remedy for these diseases we have ye
to learn of a single case having rosnltec
in pneumonia , which shows conclus
ively thnt it is a certain preventive o
that dangerous disease. It will cure
cold or an ntt ok of the grip in loss tlm
than nny ether treatment. It i
pleasant and safe to take. For sale b ;
the Kiesau Drug Co.
"If I Could Get Itld
of this abominable cold , " exclaimed tb
sufferer , when the end of n spasm o
coughing gave him n chance to talk
The way out of the trouble is plain
Take AlIon'M Lung Balsam before th
merciless grip of the cold has fostene
npon throat and lungs. After a few
doseo the cough is easier and less frequent
quent , and n complete cure is but th
question of a little time.
Bright Prospects For a Team
PAPER IS BEING CIRCULATED.
Enthusiasts are Meeting Everywhere
With Good Encouragement All
Business Houses Ought to Support
[ From Thursday's Dnlly. )
Prospects 'ire looking up n bit for n
ball team in Norfolk this summer. A
paper is now being circulated for the
lignaturos of the people of the city and
t is mooting with good success. W. W.
loborts hns written to several good
non in order thnt n good tcntn may bo
With support from the business firms
equal to thnt of hist year nud patronage
rom the Inrgo number of extra men
vho will bo in the city , together with
nn increased interest among the ladles ,
t is considered that the city mny yet
mvo n rattling good club this season.
BURIED IN THE STRAW.
Thought ho Was Shot and Dead Ho
Was In a Way.
[ Prom AVednesdny'fl Dally. ]
Buried underneath n pile of straw
md damp from the dow of the night ,
ihe form of a man wns early this moru-
ng discovered on n farm north of the
city. The body of the follow wns limp
nud motionless , his face was nestled
calmly down upon his chest nnd a red
mudkorohief was wrapped nbont his
neck , with n double kuot in it at the
end. It was nt first thought that the
lollow must have been shot nud thnt ho
was dead. Complete investigations
showed thnt ho had boon nil shot and
that ho wns dend drunk.
Hereford Sale at Wayne.
Among the good Hereford bulls to bo
sold at Wayne , Neb. , sale on May 5 ,
a Jury of Shndelaud 4th , nn excellent
bull bread by W. N. Rogers , of McOook ,
Neb. Jury Shadlnud 4th is 18 months
old. Ho is a bull of splendid character
all through. He is sired by Jury 68980 ,
a sire whose three daughters won a
good bunch of the prize money at the
Nebraska State Fair last fall. Jury
was sired by Kodak of Rockland , n
noted eastern prize winner. Jury's
dam was Lady Wilton 28d by Sir Bar-
tel Frorejay Lord Wilton. The latter
bull was'once sold for $20,000. The
dam of Jury of Shadoland 4th , the bull
be sold at Wayne , was sired by W.
N' . Rogers' fatuous bull Anxiety Mon
arch , the 2,800-ponnd prize winner at
; ho Nebraska State Fair in 1000 , and
liis maternal grand dam was a cow by
the noted World's Fair prize winner
Vincent 2d. He is right in breeding and
his individual merit is all that oould be
desired. Write W. N. Rogers , of
McOook , Nob. , and see the breeding of
other good ones ; of cows , heifers and
Hon. T. F. Meiuiugor of Madison is in
F. L. Hamilton is in the oity from
Ed Hummel went to Sioux Oity today
Ueorgo D. Butterfield wont to Sioux
Sheriff J. J. Olemonte is in the city
from Madison today.
Mrs. Frank Russell will go to Scrib-
uor for n visit tomorrow.
Will Stnfford wns down from Battle
Orook yesterday visiting his parents.
Fred Sonnonscheiu of West Point ,
was in the oity this morning on busi
The friends of Henry King are plan
ning to enjoy a party tonight at his
homo in Edgewater Park addition.
The rattle of a painting that was given
away by the Trinity social guild was
held this afternoon. No. G5 drew the
Benlah chapter , No. 40 , O. E. S. ,
will meet in regular session tonight.
A full attendance is desired as it is
election of olficers.
A special meeting of the Wednesday
club will bo held tomorrow evening at
7:80 : o'clock , nt the home of Mrs. A.
Benr. A fnll attendance is desired.
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Siooko of Wisner
returned to their homo yesterday after
a visit of a few days nt the homo of
their daughter , Mrs. Oharles Werhrer.
Dr. F. A. Bryant , who recently
placed on the market his'novel , entitled
"A Romance of Two Lives , " is meeting
with much encouragement in his ven
Mr. and Mrs. George Davenport ar
rived in the oity this morning from
Sioux City to spend their wedding an
uivorsary with friends and relatives in
The wind today is testing how firmly
the trees were placed in the ground yes
terday , and it is only a firmly planted
tree that would be able to stand the
test without showing some effect.
During the absence of H. L. Spauld
ing , the financier , his A. O. U. W. books
are at Moore's hardware store , in charge
of Fred Spauldlug , to whom assessments
should bo paid before the 28th of the
A change has been made in hotel
clerks in Norfolk. T. N. Cooper is now
at the Pacific desk during the day time ,
and Robert Allen who formerly hold the
position will take the position of night
clerk at the Oxnard.
Harry Brown , the young man who
was so seriously ill with appendicitis
last winter and who was for weeks given
up by physicians , was out of doors one
came up town from South Norfolk yes
terday for the first time.
The Chicago Fire Extinguisher com
do you suppose dip
into that bulk coffee
before you buy it ?
comes in scaled , air *
tight packages ; fno
chance for handling ,
or dirt or things to
Clean , Fresh and Fraflrnnt.
pnny has presented the firemen with a
mndsomo lantern , valued nt$12 , which
will bo given away ns ono of the prizes
during the state tournament to bo hold
u this oity this summer.
Word from Omaha states that Miss
Sliznboth Stewnrt nud William Stow-
nrt , children of Mr. and Mrs. R. A.
Stownrt , hnve both boon very seriously
ill with typhoid fever for several weeks
past nud nre only slowly recovering.
In attempting to climb upon the roar
end of a wagon yesterday afternoon , a
a small boy named Willo was throwu to
; hotroet in Noriolk avouuo and slight
ly bruised. A crowd of inon gathered
about but nothing resulted seriously.
Angust Brnmmuud , who works in
Deguor's hardware , hns bought the
small house that was moved to the cor
ner of Mndisou avenue nnd Sixth street
nud Inter sold to Levi Eddy. Mr. Brum-
inund will move it onto n lot nud fix it
up for a residence.
There is ono man in Norfolk who
wont the limit of his mind to cause a
real cute sensation in THE NEWS popu
lar prize contest thnt is uow on. From
the envelope sent in , the distinctive
color of the typewriter ribbon used nnd
n toll-tnlo defective letter , it is not at
nil hard to know just who the individual
is by comparing this with other copy
and if the woman whose name he has
written is really his choice among those
of Northeast Nebraska , his friends
might bo glad to hear of it.
It is announced that the "Si Plunk *
nrd" show to be given tomorrow nt the
Auditorium will positively be the last
entertainment of the season and that
the play house will be closed for the
summer after the show. "SI Plnnkard"
and his country baud are so well known
in Norfolk that they will probably not
find it difficult to fill the house , and the
fact that it will be the closing entertain < R
ment of the season will add to their
advantage beyond a doubt as it will be
desirable for the coming season that the
Auditorium should have n full house
tomorrow night. The street parade and
free concert are features that should be
seen aud heard. The company has
visited Norfolk regularly during several
seasons and always gives n sntisfnctory
OFTEN THINK OF SUICIDE ,
Surprising to Note the Ones Who
Want to Buy Poison.
[ From Wednesday's Dally. ]
The suicide , B. W. Johnson of Madi
son , tried to buy poison in Norfolk the
day before his death last week and it is
uot at all improbable that he finally did
secure tht- fatal dose in this city.
"You would bo surprised" said n
druggist in speaking of it , "to know
how many people every month come
into n store nnd try to buy just such
stuff with the one purpose in the world
of ending their lives.
"Only the other day , " he went on ,
"a young Jady of , say twenty two ,
came in and wanted poison. She was
beautifully dressed nud had au extremly
aristocratic air about her. When I
accused her of suicidal intent she ad
mitted it and only consented to live
after a long talk. Wo have to do it to
keep people on earth.
"Yon see , " continued the pharmacist ,
"people get blue and everything looks
wrong. It is merely a step from heaven
to hell ou earth , anyway , and it doesn't
take but a word sometimes to send a
cheerful person into the deepest de
spondency. Then they get pessimistic
aud wonder what life's all for , at best ,
and decide that if they should shake off
this mortal coil they might be happy
because then they never would have to
worry any longer with this humdrum
existence. It's funny , but do yon know '
some of the best minds in the world
seem to get just such spells and I don't
know but that , after all , the ones with
the most nerves nud finest sensibilities
nre the ones who come In the oftenest.
"Ever get that way ? " asked the drug
gist , as ho took n long puff nt his cigar.
"Well , if you do , just come around and
we'll cheer you up , for it's all a ques
tion of your point of view , anyway , and
we have to persuade people to live so
that they'll buy soda water this sum
SUES FOR FIFTY THOUSAND. -
Wants That Much From Doctor for
Breach of Promise.
Omaha , April 23. Special to The
News : Miss Miriam Babcock has entered - '
tered suit against Dr. Jess Burdick for
$50,000 for breach of promise.
TONS OF OPIUM.
Largest Shipment Ever , dust Received
at San Francisco.
San Francisco , April 23. Special Jto *
The News : The largest shipment of
opium ever received in the country has
just arrived from the Orient. liRcon-
slats of sixteen tons , nud its value gooa
into the thousands of dollars.
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