The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, October 09, 1903, Image 1

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Wheels of Norfolk Factory Be
gan Today.
Superintendent N. A. Lockwood Performed -
formed the Feat Tomorrow Morn
ing Will Turn the Root out In
'White Sugar Deets Testing Well.
[ From Monclny's Dully. ]
The sugar campaign at the factory
of the American Ilect Sugar company
in Norfolk IB on. The wheels of the
Institution started moving at ? o'clock
this morning and ever since then a
constant string of great , fat beets
have been journeying sugarward
through the hundreds of passageways -
ways , chutes , knives and tanks at
4he factory.
The First Beet.
The very first beet to bo thrown
into the trough for the campaign of
3003 was tossed Into the channel by
the superintendent , N. A. Ixickwood
At 7. A swift current of water
washed it quickly into the inter
ior of the factory and from here it
Vihot up to the top to bo chopped into
shreds. Then it started In to go the
rounds of the various chemical pro
cesses and by tomorrow morning it
will fall out , a bunch of tiny white
> granules of sweetness , Into a , sack.
After it is tied tightly the sack
will he packed into a freight car and
shipped to a jobber in Omaha and be
fore many days arc gone someone
TV ill be eating the prepared beet in
the breakfast coffee.
The stream of water was started
into the factory about an hour before
the main machinery began to whirl ,
And by 7 o'clock the entire force of
laborers and mechanics had begun
their campaign's work.
There are 250 men hired at the
factory and the revenue from their
labor , which is high and steady , is
all spent among the merchants of
Norfolk. The force which began
work this morning are on duty for
twelve hours straight , the shift
changing at 7 tonight. Every other
week the shifts change about so that
those who work nights now may work
during the daytime.
The factory is expected , according
to Manager .1. N. Bundlck , to have
the largest average run this year it
has ever known. The increased ca
pacity is duo to extensive improve
ments which were made during the
Beets have been coming into the
sheds for the past week and they are
testing up" better than had been ex
pected. The wet weather has not
injured the saccharine roots what
From now on trainloads and wagon-
loads will be moving into the fac
tory yards at all hours of the day.
Superintendent O'Connor Was in Lin
coln Saturday to Attend a Meet-
Jng of Teachers Committee.
[ From Monday's Dally. ]
Superintendent D. C. O'Connor at
tended a meeting of the executive
committee of the state teachers as
sociation of which lie is a member ,
at Lincoln Saturday , and the pro
gram for the holiday meeting of the
association was arranged. The com
mittee instructed Mr. O'Connor to
r < construct a draft for a constitution
and present it at the coming meet
ing for adoption , in accordance with
an expression at the last meeting.
The present constitution has been
considered too prolix and bulky for
further use and Mr. O'Connor's work
will he one of condensation. The
state meeting will convene in Lin
coln December 30 , for a three days'
The speakers of note for the even
ing meetings this year include Frank
Roborson , who will deliver his illus
trated lecture on Norway ; ex-Chan
cellor James II. Canfleld , whose topic
has not yet been announced , and
Rev. Joseph F. Nugent of DCS irfoines ,
a very eloquent pulpit orator , who
will speak on "The Philosophy of
Civilization. "
For the general instructional work ,
the committee has secured the pros-
nco of Dr. Hale , professor of Ro
man literature of Chicago university ,
and for primary instruction , Miss
Adelnido llolton , formerly of Salt
Lake City but now supervisor of pri
mary instruction in Minneapolis ,
and Miss Cooper , supervisor of pri
mary work In Omaha.
Rules and arrangements for the
"spoiling contest on Friday afternoon
wore adopted , and is intended to re
vive a lost art of some Nebraska
schools. Four classes of contests
will bo hold , class A for rural and
grammar schools , class B for non-
accredited high schools , chms C for
the accredited high schools and class
D for the normal schools and busi
ness colleges.
There will bo high grade theatrical
attractions for each evening. Com
plete programs will soon bo pub
lished and distributed.
Need Philippine Teachers.
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
A civil service examination Is an
nounced for Nebraska on October 19
and 20. It will bo for the purpose of
selecting teachers for the Philippine
Islands. There arc needed ICO male
teachers and they will receive from
$900 to $1,200 per year. Grand Island ,
Lincoln and Omaha nro the places
sot In Nebraska.
Six Firemen Injured In an Accident
at St. Louis During a Run.
St. Louis , Oct. fi. Special to The
News : While making a run to a tire
hero this morning two of the Ilro
trucks collided with a street car.
Both were overturned and six fire
men were badly injured.
Takes First Collegiate Football Game
From South Dakota Without
Appreciable Opposition.
Lincoln , Oct. 5. Hcforo ft crowd
of from 1,200 to l.fiOO Nebraska uni
versity took the first collegiate game
of football from South Dakota on the
homo grounds by a score of 21 ! to
0 , scoring four touchdowns and three
goals. Coach OootH kept a line-up
of the old war horses until the vis
itors' line had been badly battered
and then placed substitutes to llnlHh
the game and secure practice In a
real battle. This accounts for Ne
braska's score being BO low , but will
be of value In future games when
the substitutes are called upon to
Nebraska State Convention to Open
Tomorrow at Nebraska City
For Three Days.
Nebraska City , Neb. , Oct. fi
Special to The News : Arrangements
are complete for the Nebraska state
woman's suffrage convention which
opens hero tomorrow for a three
days' session , and the program is
n very excellent one.
Tuesday will be largely devoted to
the preliminary work of the conven
tion which will not open until even
ing , when addresses ol welcome and
responses will bo the feature , to bo
followed by the address of the presi
dent , Mrs. Clara A. Young , of
Broken Bow.
Wednesday forenoon will he de
voted to reports of officers , the after
noon to conferences and papers , and
in the evening Miss Gull Laughlln of
Now York will address the delegates ,
her subject being , " "The Moving
Finger Writes. "
The election of officers will como
during Thursday morning , and in
the afternoon an interesting feature
will 1)0 a symposium the results
achieved in states and counties
whore women vote.
The session will close in the even
ing with an address by Ilov. Anna 11.
Shaw of 1'hlludolphin on "Tho Futo
of the Republics. "
Captain S. Albert ! Pleased an Audi
ence Last Night.
An electrical storm together with
a sprinkling of rain which promised
to develop into a shower at any mo
ment last night , kept a number of
persons who had intended to hoar
him , away from Captain S. Alborti's
lecture at the Methodist Episcopal
church. Despite the weather , however -
over , a good st/.ed audience listened
to the tale of exile life in Siberia and
ftf the frightful conditions of. servi
tude which there exist. The subject
is intensely interesting just now to
the American public , because of Its
unknown quantity , and hearers were
generally vjry we 1 pleased with tl.e
lecture. It was given under the aus
pices of the Masonic lodge.
County Ticket Named and Judge J.
B. Barnes Addresses the Con
vention ,
Stanton , Nob. , Oct. 5. The repub
licans of this county met In delegate
convention here Saturday and nom
inated the following ticket :
A. W. Forbes , county treasurer ;
Ivor S. Johnson , county clerk ; Alex
Peters , county assessor ; S. W. Wood
ruff , county judge ; W. T. McFarland ,
clerk of district court ; William C.
Mash , county superintendent ; Dr. W.
L. Bowman , coroner ; Tobias Mack ,
surveyor. Hon. John B , Barnes , re
publican candidate for supreme , judge
was present , and made a short ad
dress to the delegates. G. A. Eborly
resigned us chairman of the central
committee and the vacancy was filled
by the election of Charles McLeod.
Lively Trading Saturday.
Large numbers of farmers were In
Norfolk Saturday doing their week's
trading , and the merchants and their
clerks were kept on the move all day
to provide for the wants of patrons.
The summer work on the farms Is
done , with tho" exception of some
thrashing. The corn crop Is far
enough along to demonstrate that
there will bo an abundance of the
grain to feed and some left to sell ,
and the farmers are feeling rather
clover and happy , and buying liber
ally of what they need to carry thorn
ever Sunday and through the week.
Wanner Boy Succumbs to In
juries Received at School.
Dead Boy Claimed He Was Abused
and Forced to Eat Sand , but Cor
oner's Jury Falls to Find Evidence
That Will Hold Accused for Trial.
Oakdalo. Nob. , Oct. fi. Special to
The News : The funeral of the five
year-old son of Fred Wagner wast
held yesterday afternoon and was
largely attended by his schoolmates
and others Interested In Ills sad
The little fellow came home from
school Friday afternoon and com
plained to his parents that ho had
boon mistreated by a niimbor of his
schoolmates , that they had knocked
him down and abused him and forced
a quantity of sand In his month which
ho was made to eat , and that his
neck had been hurt. Ho grow worse
rapidly and died during the night.
A coroner's jury was summoned
Saturday and two boys named Black
and Wilson , who had boon Implicated ,
were summoned before It. They de
nied In tote the statement of young
Wagner and stated that ho had been
struck and knocked down accident
ally while playing ball and that lie
had fallen In the sand , which filled
his month. Other boys were con
nected with the story and after hear
ing all the evidence obtainable- the
jury returned a verdict to the effect
that the little Wagner boy had come
to his death through an Injury to the
spine , received In some manner that'
tlie evidence did not adduce.
The people of Oakdalo have taken
a deep interest In the case and there
is a division of sentiment with refer
ence to the manner of death. There
was not sufficient evidence to hold
the hoys Implicated for trial and they
have been released.
Papillion Young Man Ground to Bits
in a Grain Separator Monday
Papillion , Neb. , Oct. fi. Special to
The News : A young man named
Schroeder met death in a horrible
ID an nor hero tills morning. Ho was
engaged in feeding a thrashing ma
chine when ho fell Into the swiftly
revolving cylinder .and was ground
Into bits before the machinery could
lo stopped. Small pieces of the un
fortunate man were delivered by the
straw slacker and others came out
with the grain.
The people of the neighborhood
wore horrified by the awful news.
Moses Head , a Well Known G. A. R.
Man Near Madison , Died Dur
ing the Night.
Madison , Nob. , Oct. -Special to
The. News : Moses lluad , an old set
tler and a well known member of the
Grand Army of the Republic , was
found dead in bed at bin homo five
miles northwest of here this morning.
Heart Iron bio is thought to havoliceii
the cnusu of his death. Tliore was
no sign of any pain , nor was there
any sound during the night.
Mr. Head was a man about sixty-
flvo years of age. Ho had only hur
led his wife three years ago. He
was well liked throughout Madison
county. The funeral will be held in
Madison Wednesday afternoon.
Two Cars of Cornice Rock Arrive and
are Being Unloaded.
[ From Monday's Dally. ]
Two more- cars of cornice stone , a
very beautiful style of rock , has ar
rived at the United States court
house building and is being unloaded.
Work was begun on the flooring for
the third story , the supporting Um
bers going in now. The brick work
is progressing rapidly and % tlio entire
force- are hurrying the work as fast
as possible to take advantage of the
open weather.
Ninth Annual Meeting of the Ne
braska Federation Has Enthu
siastic Opening Today.
Fremont , Neb. , Oct. 0. Special to
The News : Tlie opening today of
the ninth annual meeting of the Ne
braska Federation of Women's
clubs was marked by a great display
of enthusiasm. Delegates from local
organizations throughout the state
filled the auditorium of the First
Congregational church , when the
gathering was callled to order early
this afternoon. Tlie church Was pret
tily decorated for the occasion.
Mrs. W. K. Page of Beatrice pre
sided and the invocation was de
livered by Ilov. Mary ( i. Andrews of
Omaha. Addresses of welcome and
responses , Interspersed by musical
selections occupied the opening hour.
These were followed by the annual
address of the president and the re
ports of the other ofllceni and com
mlttces. ICducatlnnul discussions and
papers nro scheduled for this oven-
Ing. Some of the prominent speakers
whoso names are on the program
are Chancellor Andrews of tlie Uni
versity of NebraskaMiss ; Jane Ad-
damn of Hull House , Chicago , and
Mrs. I ) . T. S. DennlHon of New York ,
president f the general federa
tion. The sessions are ( o continue
through Thursday.
Result of the Exhibition of Famous
Trotter's Get at Ewlng.
, Kwlug , Noli. . CHuT ( lSp"och l i to
Tin1 News : Seven handsome Shade
On cells were shown In the exhibit
held here yesterday that hud been
Inaugurated by the famous Nebraska
trotter's owner , J. M. Kay , who bail
offered good prizes to get out an ex-
lillill of ( lie young animals. A num
ber of them give promise of future
tpcod that may astonish the people
of the state. A number of turf men
and others wore Interested In the
A yearling animal , the property of
Albert Ilothlonlcr , from Johnny Al
len's mare , took the llrst prize , and
( he second was taken by a suckling
colt from a contrast mure , the prop
erty of L. A. Coombs.
The best Shade On cell , or at
least the one that has made the best
record thus far , Is owned by Mr.
Kay himself , Shudlo Battle , having
a track record of - : , bill has gone
a mile In 2:09Mi : , almost equalling
that of the sire which is 2:084. : .
Should Have Been Clcarwatcr Today ,
But Will be Unable to Make
the Distance.
Cloiirwator , Neb. , Oct. ( ! . Special
in The News : The troops from Foil
Nlobrara that were scheduled to ar
rive hero today will not bo able 'o '
make It. They were In O'Neill Insl
night and their next stop IH to lie at
Stafford HO that they are about a dav
behind on tin ; trip , and their arrival
.it Norfolk may not ho expected nut.I .
.dine time after the ( Into Hot. The
troops were scheduled to make ( if-
teen miles a day , but there have boon
various obstacles to prevent their
making that distance.
Charles Hilton , a Teamster , Fell-on
Track Ahead of Train , but
Crawled Off.
[ From Tuesilny'B Dully.1
What might have resulted In an-
of her death beneath the wheels of
an engine yesterday afternoon mere
ly ended in the breaking of Charles
Hilton's leg. Hilton IR a tonmstor
employed at the sugar factory and in
< rossing a series of sidetracks ho be
came so entangled between rolling
stock that the situation was very ser
ious for a minute.
In driving across one track , Hilton
saw that a switch engine had kicked
two cars down toward him. Ho
whipped up to get off the rails and
landed on another track just In tlmo
to see the engine with a string of
cars back down toward him. In or
der to escape thn wheels , ho made a
sharp turn of the team which sent
him out of the seat. His log fell upon
the rails and was broken. Ho had
the nerve to crawl gff just in time to
get away from the train as It rolled
down by.
Hilton Is a stranger here and the
sugar company took hlnu in charge ,
placing him in care of a nurse down
town and doing ovorythlng possible
for ills comfort. There is no bluinu
attached to thn accident except unfortunate -
fortunate circumstance. ! , and Hilton
is glad today that lie is alive.
Bolt Struck Antelope County Court
House , Entering Three Office
Neligh , Nob. , Oct. fi. Special to
The News : During the severe thunder -
dor storm that prevailed hero tills
morning , lightning struck the Ante
lope county court house. The bolt
split on striking the building and en
tered three o the office rooms those
of District Judge J. F. Boyd , Sheriff
Frisbie and County Clerk Lichty.
Fortunately no one was injured and
it Is'considered ' that the damage done
to the building is light and can bo
Will Give a Street Fair on October
15 and 16.
Winner. Noli. , Oct. 7. The mer
chants and business men of this city
will give a kern karnlval on October
15 and 1C , which will bo a great drawIng -
Ing card. A largo number of first
class special features have been ar
Hale's Sale Postponed ,
Battle Creek , Oct. 7.Tho largo
clearing sale of surplus stock which
was to have been hold yesterday , has
been postponed on account of the
storm until Tuesday , October 20 , at
11 o'clock.
C. P. Michael Threatens Fre
mont Newsdealers.
Sayii People Must Stop Selling Sen
sational Yellowback Journals or he
Will Have Them Prosecuted Fre
mont People Still Sell.
ll'Ydiii Tlli'mlny'H Dallv. ]
C. P. Michael of ( tils city , claimIng -
Ing to represent ( ho International
Reform society , has stirred up con
siderable excitement In Fremont by
giving warning to all newsdealers
there that they would have to quit
selling yellowback novels and period
icals like Vanity Fair and the Stan
dard. Before operating thorn Mr.
Michael warned all newsdealers In
Norfolk that , they must stop Helling
the stuff or be prosecuted , and some
of them have compiled with tint de
The Fremont Tribune lias this to
say regarding the action thorn :
Fremont dealers who continue to
sell yellowback novels and period
icals like tlie Police ( In/otto and Van
ity Fair , stand threatened with pros
ecution by a man living at Norfolk ,
who claims to represent the Interna
tional Reform society. Tills Individ
ual Is O. P. Michael. Ho was In thn
city Saturday and took occasion to
visit every flows and book sloro and
Inform ttie proprietors that they must
take objectionable publication ! ) from
off tlioir shelves and refuse to handle
them , or suffer the alternative of pun
ishment undur an alleged state law
that lie quoted.
This is the first time that any such
stop has over boon taken In Fremont ,
and no ono here Hooms to know any
thing about It. Michael is a stranger
hero and so far as Is known has not
secured the cooperation of any local
organization In his campaign to ox-
pnngo cheap and sensational litera
tim ) from the counters of ( lie news
stores. Tlie dealers look upon his
appearance here as an Intrusion on
the part of a rank outsider who has
no interest In Fremont. They are
considerably Incensed over the
throats of prosecution and unless
confronted witli an Ironclad section
of the statutes on the subject , will
probably go ahead as before without
any regard to tlie warning of the gen
tleman from Norfolk
In justice to the dealers , It should
bi > said that none of them have been
making any attempt to enlarge tin1
sale of the class of litoraturoobjoctod
to , lint as there is a considerable call
for those publications they feel
obliged to carry them in stock in or
der to satisfy tlie demand. The cru
sade against the nickel and dime nov
els is based on the theory that they
are corrupting the boys who read
them. The dealers , however , say
thai more of those.1 stories are sold
to men and women than to hoys.
Never Heard of Sappho.
When making Ills ( tails upon the
dealers , Michael did not at once state
wlio lie was , merely saying that lie
represented the International Itoforin
society. Finally he gave his name'
and said lie was from Norfolk. Ho
said that his society was determined
to stamp out "blood and thunder" lit
erature , storkw of crime and immoral
and sensational publications , to the
host of Its ability.
"Don't yon know that when yon
start out to suppress a paper or a
book on the ground of Indecency , yon
merely advertise it ? " asked ono of
the men who suits nil kinds of liter
ature. "Don't yon remember the
boom 'Sappho' had when thoattcmpls
were being made to rule it off the
stage and out of print ? "
"Sappho. What is that ? 1 never
heard of it , " rescinded tlie gentle
"Von never. Well , I suppose yon
have read 'The Story of Mary Mac-
Lane. ' "
"No. I have hoard of It , but don't
know what sort of a book it Is. "
"Ferninst" Stories of Crime. "
Michael declared that his society
was attempting to stop the sale of
all "bhxid and thunder" books as
well as stories of crime , on account
of their effect on young minds. Ono
of tlie dealers told him that lie had
better begin by cutting off tlie sale of
all newspapers , which were largely
tilled with accounts of crime , and
that If all stories containing that el
ement were ruled out , the supply of
literature remaining would bo very
it is not known here whether any
similar effort has boon made else
where in the state to do away with
the sale of trashy and sensational lit
erature. The dealers In Fremont are
careful , as a rule , about letting these
stories and papers go out. There are
four principal merchants who handle
them , who generally take Into con
sideration the ago and mental ca
pacity of anyone who asks to buy
thorn. Instances are frequent where
young boys who have asked for them
have gone away without them.
There Is not much fear on the part
of the dealers that the threats of
prosecution will bo carried out They
are now looking up the state laws to
see just what ground they occupy ,
and if they do not find any absolute
retitrlcllons ( hey will probably con
tinue to supply such literature an
the public calls for.
The dime novel and sonmilinnul
weekly miles In Fremont are not
a large Item in tlie business of the lo
cal dealers , who find the monthly
mngay.lnc.M and standard weeklies far
the hotter seller *
Formerly Lived In Madison but ban
Hccn In Charter Oak , Iowa ,
For About a Year.
Madison , Noli. Oct. 7. Spodlal to
The NOWII : A dispatch wan roe.olvcil
hero thin morning announcing the
death of Hugh Hcrhhton. former ! j
with the Union Valley Roller , mill *
and at one time a member of the
city council , representing tlie First
ward , at bin home In ( 'barter Oak ,
It had not been known that he was
slcli and the announcement , of his
dentil comeii with a shock to III *
many frlendu hero , who are nnxlom
to learn the particulars of bin sud
den ending.
Mr. Ilorblson moved from Madlnon
to Charter Oak about a year ago. He
was a man about ftrty five years old ,
and lias a family of four children ,
one daughter and throe sons. Par
ticulars about the funeral have not
been learned , but Mossni. Bloy of the
roller mills left this morning for Nor
folk to take the I o'clock train for
Charter Oak to be present at the fu
neral and render what ii.'tHliUanou
they may to tlie bereaved family.
Members of the Methodist Congrega
tion Celebrate the Return of
their Pastor.
I I'Yom ' WnliH'-ilfiy's Dally. ]
The liK'inbcni of thn M. K. church
gave their pastor , Ilov. .1. F. Poiichor ,
ami wife , an enjoyable reception in
the church parlors Tuesday evening
iiH an opening of ( he new conference
year. Mimic on the now piano of the
Aid society , Hoclal conversation and
refreshments of doughnuts and cof
fee went toward filling out a few
bourn most onjoyahly.
Ilov. Mr. I'ouclier has been returned
to Norfolk for a third year by the
conference recently hold In Fremont ,
although It hi understood thai Blair
had In a bid for him and came very
near getting him. The members of
the church hero sent In a unanimous
appeal for ills return and when tills
was cmiHldnred ( lie. bishop decided to
inulio no clinngo of paiUors horo. Mr.
I'oiichor Is ouo of tin ; rising young
mlnlHturs of the conference and Ills
Norfolk congregation ishlghly pleased
to gel him back for another year.
Ills friends confidently expect to HOD
him advanced to some of the host ! > < >
unions In the gift of the conference
before many years have passed. This
opinion IH t'liiph.'tsi/.u'd by the fact that
lie lias served in Norfolk , minister. !
from here having boon advanced reg
ularly Hlnco the pastorate of Dr. Jen
No Reason Why Norfolk Should Not
Support Industries the Same
as Other Cities.
I From WuOiU'Mlay'H Dally. 1
"There Is no reason why Norfolk
should not have a number of factories
and Industries siic.ii as other cities of
its class support , and I believe the
Commercial club would do well to
provide moans for Inducing to
come in. " said a prominent Norfolk
business man today and ono who
lias done a great deal , himself , in
building up Industries for the city.
" are a great many things that
could thrive here , such as factories
dealing with oils , paint , starch and
the liko. There are a number of in
dustries which could lie made paying
pro | > sitlons here as we.ll as anywhere
else , and with a little inducement they
could bo brought in. We could well
afford to send a committee out to in
vestigate the Institutions which could
live Other places do it why
not Norfolk ? "
Daughter of General Young and Lieu
tenant Hannay Married Today
in Washington.
Washington , D. C. . Oct. 7. Special
to The News : The President and
Mrs. Itoosovelt and a distinguished
military company witnessed the
marriage today of Miss Kll/.abeth
Young , daughter of Oon. S. B. M.
Young , chief of stuff of the army ,
and Llout. John K. K. Hunnny. U. S.
A. The ceremony was performed In
St. Thomas' church , which was pret
tily decorated for the occasion. Tlie
bridal party had as maid of honor
Miss Margaret Knight , a niece of
the bride , and daughter of Major
John W. Knight , U. S. A. The best
man and ushers were all companions
in arms of the jgroom. Following the
ceremony at the church the bridal
party and guests adjourned to the
homo of Oen. Young , where an elab
orate reception was held. A few
weeks hence Lieut. Hannay , with hli
bride , will sail with his regiment for
the Philippines.