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PART ONE NOKKOUC , Nl'llUIASKA ' , I-MMDXY , ( HTOUKK UJJ , I'.in ' ; ! . PAGES 1 TO 8
"Wives of Two Well Known
Bankers Died Last Night.
STANTON AND BATTLE CREEK.
Mrs. William Gcrecke Dies Very Sud
denly in Omaha , Before Husband
Reaches Bedside Mrs. Richardson
of Battle Creek III but Four Days.
A message was received in Norfolk
Friday night from Omaha , announc
ing the death of Mrs. William Go-
recite of Stanton , who had been In an
Omaha hospital during the past two
weeks. Mrs. Oerecko formerly lived
in Norfolk and has many friends here
\vho wore shocked at the news of
her death. Mrs. Gerecke was taken
to the jiospltal two weeks ago and
seemed to bo getting on well. Fri
day , however , she suffered from a
sinking spell and during the evening
passed away. Mr. Gerecke at Stanton -
ton was informed of the sinking and
started for Omaha on a freight train
before news of the death came. 13.
II. Gereclte of Norfolk Is a son and
lie left for Omaha on Saturday morn
ing. Mrs. Lillian Hope , a daughter ,
was at the bedside of her mother.
Dr. Frank Gereclte , a dentist In Min
neapolis , Is another son. Besides
many friends , Mrs. Gerecke had a
number of relatives In Norfolk. For
a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Gereclto made their homo In
Korfolk , but have lived In Stanton
during the past ten years where Mr.
Ooreckc Is cashier of the First Na
The funeral will be held in Stanton -
ton at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.
MRS. F. W. RICHARDSON.
Died at Home Near Battle Creek
Mrs. F.V. . Richardson died last
night at her' homo three miles east
of Dattle Creek , of spinal meningitis.
She had been sick only four days ,
Tint so rapid were the ravages of
the disease that , although she was
attended by physicians from Battle
Creek and Norfolk and a specialist
from Omaha and everything done
than human Ingenuity could suggest ,
their efforts were unavailing and she
passed away at 11 : SO last night.
The funeral will bo held tomorrow
jiftcrnoon. There will bo a short prayer
service at the house at 1 o'clock and
the funeral service will be held In
the M. E. church at Battle Creek at
2 o'clock , conducted by Rev. Mr. Eg-
Emily Bartlett was born in Clayton
county , Iowa , fifty-two years ago.
In September , 1807 , she was married
to Fred W. Richardson , and two
years later they came to Madison
county and took as a homestead the
land which has since developed into
the splendid farm where the family
now reside. Their residence on the
place has been continuous exceptdur
ing the time that her husband served
as county clerk , when his family
lived In Madison.
Besides her husband , who Is a well
Known farmer and banker in Maul
son county , she leaves nine children
to mourn her loss : George Richard
son of Madison ; Mrs. J. W. Palmer
of Emerick ; Mrs. H. Barnes of Bat
tle Creek ; Bertha , Fred W. , jr. , Ben ,
Ruth , Richard , Frank and Margaret.
Margaret was nine years old yester
THRASHING MACHINE BURNED ,
Fire Near Oakdale Destroys Two
Stacks of Grain and a Thrash
Oakdale , Oct. 10. Special to The
"News : Sparks from a steam thrash
ing engine set fire to the straw on a
farm three miles south of this place
Saturday and burned two stacks of
grain for the farmer , besides burning
the thrashing machine , which was the
property of A. Martin. The machine
was one of the latest pattern and the
loss to Mr. Martin will be heavy.
MEADOW GROVE PRESS SOLD.
George Recroft , Well Known Young
Man , Buys Plant.
Meadow Grove , Neb. , Oct. 17.
Special to The News : The Mcadov
Grove Press has changed hands. I
has been sold to George Recroft , for
merly a druggist hero , who Is we !
known throughout the county am
has many friends here. The forme
owner , W. P. Evans , has not definite
ly declfled upon future plans.
THERE IS STEALING OF GRIPS ,
Travelers are Losing Their Satchel
Pretty Fast These Days , off
"Commercial travelers and otho
people who are on the road more o
less , " said John Thorpe , one of the
best known hotel men between Nor
folk and Omaha , "are Just now hang
ing tightly to their grips every time
they get onto a train. There seoma
to he a gang at work 'getting every
grip they can and travelers by the
olozon are reporting losses. "
"Last year it was overcoats.
Nearly everyone who came In would
have lost his coat on the road or In
some hotel. This year It Is grps | and a
man has to watch his suit case pretty
closely or It will get off the train before -
fore ho does. "
"That was worked In Wlsnor last
week. " said a man from that place ,
"A couple of acrobats for the carnival
nine up from Omaha and took off a
traveler's case. When ho reached
Norfolk he missed It and had the fel-
ows arrested. They got out of It on
he ground of Ignorance claimed
hey didn't know they were taking
my grips but their own. "
WISNER CARNIVAL CLOSES.
oed Crowds Attend and the Affair
Is a Success.
Wlsnor , Nob. , Oct. 10. Special to
The News : The Wlsnor Kern Kami-
val closed Saturday night with a big
crowd and a good time. A largo
crowd came up from towns below
WIsner and the affair was made a
ARREST HORSE THIEF IN WISNER ,
Fellow Who Stole Animal at Colum
bus Comes Into Town and Tries
to Sell It.
"The other day a man rode a horse
Into WIsner , " said a man from that
town , "and tried to sell the animal tea
a liveryman. The horse lilted the de
scription of the Columbus horse that
was stolen. 'I have a friend who
wants to buy such a horse , ' said the
liveryman , and a half hour later the
marshal arrested the stranger. He
admitted that ho had stolen the Col
umbus horse and said ho did it just
because he wanted to get out of town
and didn't see any easier way to do
NEW WATERWORKS AT EMERSON ,
System Is In Progress of Construc
tion and a Fire Department Has
Emerson , Neb. , Oct. 17. Special
to The News : Emerson will soon bo
prepared to fight off the fire fiend
and prevent the loss of property as
far as it is possible for an up-to-date
waterworks plant and an energetic
and fully equipped fire department to
prevent this clement from working
A new waterworks system Is now
In process of conslnu lion and it Is
hoped to have It ready for service in
a short time. The water will be
pumped into a standpipe 20 feet in
height and will bo available from the
mains radiating in all directions from
the supply tank.
A fire department lias been organ-
)7od ) ami Is preparing to use the sys
tem effectively when occasion re
quires as soon as the system is'avail
able. At a recent ball $230 was taken
in , which will go toward equipping
the department with handsome uni
forms and necessary apparatus.
A fire boll has been received urd
will soon bo erected on a fire tower
for the purpose of giving the alarms.
Last winter the children woio
warned olT the streets of Emerson
at 8 o'clock for a few evenings by the
ringing of the school house bell , but
there was some objection to the In
novation and the ringing of the cur
few boll was discontinued. It was
resumed about two weeks ago and
as soon as the fire bell is elevated
to its position on the new fire tower
that will be substituted for the school
house bell and the ringing continued
during the winter.
F. A. Putnam was down from Butte
: > vor Sunday.
H. Van Pelt drove to O'Neill Tues-
ilay on a business trip.
Lynch now has the largest artesian
well in the state of Nebraska.
Mrs. Geo. Stacks and baby went to
Creighton Tuesday morning to visit
Joe Rulss has moved Into the new
dwelling built by A. Nnrenberger in
the west part of town.
Mrs. A. M. McFarland and Miss
Etta McFarland started Saturday
morning for Norfolk and other points
down the road for an extended visit
with relatives and friends.
The infant daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. C. E. Walden died Monday evenIng -
Ing after a short Illness of whooping
cough. The little one was only twen
ty-nine days old. The remains were
taken to Randolph Tuesday morning ,
accompanied by the parents and Mrs.
It. 11. Harris. .
Wanted Men to travel through
farming districts , advertising propo-
hltlon. All expenses advanced. Use
liveries. A. W. Watson , Queen City
The Superior Candy Kitchen , a now
Htoro for Norfolk , has now been
opened to the public at 322 Norfolk
avenue and is starting out well. The
Rcos building : , in which the store Is
located , has been thoroughly'romod
olcd and renovated. Everything is
bright and clean and a first class line
of confectionery and stationery is
Alvin Enilcy , Banker's Son
Loses His Leg1.
CAUGHT A RIDE ON TRAIN NO. G.
Was Playing in His Own Yard When
the Train Rolled In Caught on and
Rode to the Station Third Time
he Swung Proved Disastrous. *
WIsner , Neb. . Oct. lit.-Special to
I'ho News : Alvin Kmloy , the lit-yoav-
> ld son of Banker Kmloy of this city ,
fell beneath train No. ittho casthound
mssongor on the Northwestern road ,
re terday alternooii and \wis so bad-
y crushed about the foot that his
Inib had to be amputated midway be
tween the Knee and auKlo.
Remarkable Run With a Special.
A special train from Norfolk , carry
ing the company physician. Dr. P. 11.
Sailer , was made up and ran the dis
tance of thirty miles In just twenty-
Ighl minutes. The engine was drlv-
u liy Bert Ituehnor and Conductor
Collins had charge.
Caught on For Ride.
Little Alvin Emley merely caught
on for a ride as the monstrous pas
senger train How bv. He was play
ing In bis father's yard as the train
came in and slacked up. lie made
the step and rode to the station.
Again as Iho train pulled out he
swung to the platform and hopped off.
, \ thlrd , time he made the Jump and
this time ho slipped and fell beneath
The little fellow's instep was
crushed as the car passed over his
foot. Ho was carried home and Is
resting there now. The accident oc
curred at 1:1 : ! I o'clock.
GLOVE CONTEST AT PIERCE.
Bert Cody Retires a Norfolk Slugger
in Three Rounds.
Pierce , Neb. , Oct. 1 ! ) . Special to
The News : A fair crowd of local
sports attended the boxing match be
tween Bert Cody oT this place and a
Norfolk slugger Saturday night. The
light was interesting , though rather
one-sided and the Norfolk man was
put out In three rounds by Cody.
WEST POINT MEN ENJOY HUNT.
Party of Nimrods are Having Sport
in Cherry County.
West Point , Neb. , Oct. 20. Special
to The News : The party of local
nimrods who are now hunting in
Cherry county , are enjoying their
trip to a degree , according to reports
received here. They are to bo gone
noddpibo IJOAV o.ii ! .Coin pun K > | on.OAI
with all kinds of bait. Those in the
party are Dr. H. S. Summers , City
Treasurer Korow , M. E. Korl , Wil
liam Broitinger , Henry Ickman and
a number of others.
A POSER FOR THE CENSUS MAN ,
Where Would be the Birthplace of
the Little Daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Miller ?
Born , at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
James Conloy , sr. , at100 South Thir
teenth street , to Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Miller , Monday , a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller reside south of
the river , near the Burrol Reed farm.
They had been In the city doing some
trading and when on their way homo
they stopped at the Conley place ,
where a daughter was welcomed be
fore a physician could arrive to su
pervise the reception. Temporary
clothes for the little girl wore made
In a hurry , and she is as pert as
would bo expected from one who had
arrived in regulation style and with
duo warning of her advent.
This Is the seventh child and the
sixth daughter that has been horn
to Mr. and Mrs. Miller , but Papa Mil
ler was as delighted as a boy with
his first pair of long pants.
When the census enumerator makes
his rounds in 1910 ho will have some
difficulty In making his records show
correctly in this particular. She was
not born at sea. nor at home , but jiist
happened Into the world onrouto be
tween the city and the farm homo
whore she will eventually bo adopted.
The family of two that Mr. Conley
threw open his doors to yesterday
will leave , a family of three. Mean
while the little family is patiently
awaiting for the time to come when
they can renew their interrupted jour
ney to tholr farm homo south of the
river and the hall doxen little sis
ters who are keeping house are impa
tiently awaiting the arrival of tholr
IMPROVING TRINITY CHURCH.
Celling and Walls Will be Treated
With a View to Permanency.
Carpenters commenced the work 01
repairing the celling of the Episcopa
church Monday morning , and will en
deavor to have the work complete !
in time for services next Sunday. The
plastering has become badly crackci
and It is proposed to repair it permanently
nontly by celling it over with incl
lumber , that will bo cleated and the
whole stained with flat oak. It Is
considered that It will make a very
pretty and permanent church offec
when completed A new wall cover
lug of burlap has been recohed. thai
\\lll be applied before the work Is
complete. Thb wall of the body of
I he church will ho green and the
chancel In red. The material to he
applied Is expensive , but of a perma
nent character that can bo renewed
IIH to color , by pa'lntlng or staining.
Slnco Rov. Mr. Wollls has boon rec
tor I of the p'irlsh all repairs have been
of a substantial character , and It Is
calculated that the Improvements un
dertaken i ( his week will make of the
church i Interior ou of the Hues ! rooms
In the city.
FUNERAL , OF MRS. GERECKE.
Number of Norfolk People Attend
ed the Service at Stanton.
The funeral of Mrs. William Gor-
ccko was hold In Slanlon at 2 o'clock
Monday afternoon. The ladles' quar
tet consisting of Mrs. W. 11. Huchol/ ,
Mrs. Utter , Mrs. Green and Mrs. J.
S. Matliowsouattended from this city.
Among others present wore Mr. and
Mrs. J. N. Buiidlck. Dr. and Mrs. A.
Hoar. Mr. and Mrs. G. A Lulkarl ,
Herman Gerecke.Irving Gorooko , Mrs.
John I ! . lla.Ns and Mrs. Asa K Leona -
FRANK PERRY PLAYED IN GAMF ,
Norfolk Boy Is Doing Wonders In Uni
versity Athletics for a First
Frank Perry , the giant freshman in
the state university who graduated
fiom the Norfolk high school last
spring , Is doing wonders at Lincoln
and has already played on the regular
'uirslty team. In Saturday's game
against the Indians he played rlg'ht
lacklo throughout the game. It Is
generally considered extraordinary
lor a freshman to even play on the
"scrub" or second team.
STATE ODD FELLOWS IN LINCOLN
Grand Encampment Meets Today and
the Subordinate Grand Lodge
Lincoln , October 20. Special to
The News : This is Odd Fellows'
week In Lincoln , and already the ho
tels are tilled with representatives
from the several branches of the or
der , who are hero U' attend the meet-
Ings. The Initial meeting of the
grand encampment " 111 be held today
and the grand lodge soslsous of the
subordinate branch will commence
tomorrow , as will also the grand con
vention of the Robokah lodge , Iho la-
lies' auxiliary to the order.
The piogram for the entertainment.
) f the capital" city's guests is olab-
rate and will be in charge of a lo-
ul committee headed by R.C.Ha/lett ,
V competitive drill by cantons of the
'atriarchs Militant will bo a feature ,
mil a grand parade on Wednesday ,
o be participated In by all branches
) f the order will attract attention.
\ pri/o of $ I"'U will bo given to par
Iclpifnts in the parade.
( rand lodge olilcers , including
Irand Secretary I. P. Gage of Fro
nont , are hero looking after the pro-
imlnary arrangements for the meet
ARREST HORSE THIEVES.
Man and Boy Are Charged With
Stealing Six Head of Horses.
Burwoll , Neb. , Oct. 15. Will Brew
er , a 1-year-old man , and Art Rus
sell , a boy of 17 , of Chadron , No
iraska , were arrested at Burwoll by
\ M. Key , shcrilf and city mahsha
> n orders from the sheriff of Cherrj
county. The charge of stealing six
lead of horses from MIke Severing
ton is lodged against them.
The prisoners , in charge of the
sheriff of Cherry county , and Mike
Sevevlngton , loft overland for Alns
worth , Neb. , this morning.
NEW SEWER IS NEARING FINISH
Ditch Stretching South From Fourth
Street to Courthouse Will be
The now sewer from Norfolk a\
enuo to the government building at
the corner of Fourth street and Mad
ison avenue , is nearing completion
and will bo ready to connect within
a few more days.
This sewer Is made to join the
sewer which the government building
will construct. It Is made by the
city of Norfolk , I , M. Macy , Judge
Isaac Powers and Colonel S. S. Cot
ton , all property owners along Fourth
The cost to the city , according to
Instructions from the council , will
not exceed $50. As originally .pro
posed , Mr. Macy was going to build
a sewer along his property , with a
Much pipe. This Is increased to a
( i-lnch pipe.
Missouri's Official Trial.
Washington , D. C. , Oct. 21. Spec
ial to The News : The navy depart
ment is awaiting with interest the
results of the olllclal trial of the
battleship Missouri which takes place
today over the Now England course.
Experts who have inspected the ship
express confidence In her ability to
more than meet the speed require
ment of 18i knots.
Blew the Safe in O. A. Shram s
THEY SECURE EIGHTY DOLLARS.
eels Taken from Blacksmith Shop
nntl Entrance Qnlnecl Through Front
Door Thieves Escape In n Wngon
nncl Will be Followed.
Foster. Ni'lt. , Oct. lit.- Special to
'ho NOWH : The general merchandise
tore of A. ( ) . Sohram was broken Into
HHl Illglll , the Safe WHS bloWII IIPOH
nil ! ? SO In cash WIIH scoured liy tlin
tilovos , who iniiili' tholr escape In a
agon , the trat'liM of which wore easy -
y Hccn thin morning and will ho fol-
The thieves gained entrance to tin !
ulldlng by removing the glass I'roin
ho I'ronl door nnil turning the night
itch. aflur which tlioy gave atlontlon
o ( ln > safe , using a strong churn" of
yiminlfo. 'I'ho H fo was badly
\ rocked liy the explosion , anil the
tore WUH Imilly littered. A cigar anil
ilti | ) ease WIIH wrecked and othordam-
Mr. Sohrain , who sloops In a hack
ooin , WIIH anniKcd hy tlui explosion
nil frightened the robbers away ho-
oru I hey had Ilini' lo load n | ) with
Minds from the Htoro. which WIIH ovl-
cntly tholr Intention IIH they had a
ninher wagon with them , but they sue-
cedi > d In making their eHcupe with
he ? SO ciiHh that the Hafe contained.
The loolH with which the robbery
van coininltted weio secured from the
ilacksmlth Hhop , which wan broken
nto earlier In the evening.
HUDDARD DANK LOOTED.
Snfe Was Blown Open With Dynn
mite Saturday Morning.
Hnlilmrd , Neli. , Oct. 17. Special to
The News : During last night rob-
lors dynnmlteil the safe In the Hub-
iiird State bank , securing ahont $1-
(10 ( In cuHh. The officers of thlH hank
ire I ) . F. Waters of Jackson , prowl-
lent , and M. Waters. caHhler and
general manager. The Hale WIIH uno
> f ( ho late Improved affalrH , Hllnaled
iiHlde a fireproof vault. The bur
glars Ili-Ht blew open the door of the
vault and then attacked the Hiil'o
with Hiich effect that the door was
Hhattered Into kindling wood.
llnbbard IH a small town and Iho
muses are close together , but the
obbors wore nnnsnally crafty In thlH
tniiiHiictlon , taking the precaution In
fiiHton the doors of nearby houses
with Iron haw to prevent pursuit.
They Heeiired tools to work with
iy breaking Into the blackainllliHhop.
They also broke Into the saloon
where they rilled the cash drawer of
Mi.'M ' ) and helped thoniHelvo.s to fein
niarts of whiskey.
They lelt on a hand car. which was
found this morning In Sioux City
unicorn have been searching for tha
guilty parttos all day lint up to !
) 'clock this afternoon no clno t (
hem had boon located. It Is thought
that they must have taken an early
train out ol Sioux City this moinlng
President Waters Is In Sioux City to
day superintending , the search.
Ycggmen Keep Right at It.
1'leasantdiilo , Nob. , Oct. M. Spec
ial to The News : Hobbers dynamit
ed the State bank of this place last
night. They gained entrance to the
building and placed a largo charge
of high explosive In the sale and
touched It oil. The force ol the ex
plosion not only wrecked the safe
but the bank building itself , which
Is now a heap of ruins. The severity
of the explosion aroused the people
of the town , which the cracksmen
knew It would , and they made a
| iilclt. giVaway.
The safe contained $ ; U ,0)0 ( ) in cur
rency , $ : ! ,000 of which was gathered
up from among the wreckage after
It is Impossible to estimate how
much money the robbers carried away
with them. The explosion was so se
vere that , It is considered that much
of the money was destroyed by being
blown into bits , and was tboio'oiij
not available for the robbers , nor
can it ho recovered by the bankers.
Robbers Visit Dr. Tinley.
Council Muffs , Oct. 20. The resi-
ondonco of Dr. M. A. Tlnloy at I3G !
Avenue 1C was broken Into yesterday
during the absence of the family.
The thief secured a number of ar
ticles of Jewelry and a small sum of
The robbery Is presumed to have
been committed by a man represent
ing himself to ho a fruit tree agent ,
who called about \ o'clock Just as
.Mrs. Tinley and the members of the
family were leaving the house.
When they returned shortly before
5 o'clock they discovered that the
house had been broken Into and two
rooms had been thoroughly ran
sacked. Entrance to the house had
been obtained by the thief through
a rear cellar window. The door lead
ing from the cellar to the kitchen
had been opened by kicking a panel
out. That an adjoining room to the
two ransacked and In which was con
siderable Jewelry , had not been mo
lested Is taken to Indicate that the
( McfIIH disturbed before ho com-
p'clod ' | IH ! work.
Among Iho jewelry taken WIIH iv
hioooh sol wllli pearlH , pin with diamond
mend Helling , gold ring , opal Hind ,
ring set with opals and diamonds ,
and gold cnn" buttons.
Dr. Tlnloy , who IH major In the
Fllty-llllh regiment , Iowa National
guard , IH at Iho For ! Itlloy maneu
Mrs. Tlnloy was formerly Mlsn
l.ucy Williams of Norfolk and her
ollocllou of silverware Is said to bo
mo of the handsomest In the state.
NEBRASKA BEATS REDSKINS.
Won the G.uno by Score of 1C to 0 ,
After Jangle In Start.
Lincoln , Oct. Id.-Special to The
News : II UHII Iho old story between
Nebraska and the IIiiHkoll Indians.
'lie ' score was Id to I ) In favor of
Nebraska , with the Indians gritty but
lomorall/.ed. The game was ptt ! > otl
lol'oro about 11,1111(1 ( persons. Differ-
MICOS between olllclals nearly pro-
touted Iho game at all.
WRECK ON NORTHWESTERN.
Two Stock Trains Get Together In
Northwest Nebraska ,
Valentino , Neb. , Oct. 18. Then )
was a roar end collision between two
lootloiw of a stock train of the Chicago
cage and Northwestern railway at
Ccorgla , about twenty-eight miles
wosl of boreat I o'clock this morning
resulting In the destruction of the
caboose , one empty car and one car
loaded with cattle.
The first section was running Blow
and was struck by the second suction.
Three cars wore knocked from the
track. They caught IIro and were
burned. The cattle were gotten out
of one of the cars. Fortunately no
one was Injured , the engineer and
fireman of the second section und the
occupanlH of the caboose jumped
from the train before the collision
DEATH RECORD ,
E. C. Brooks.
I ? , C. IliookH. a man well known In
north Nebraska , died at his home In
Wayne county Monday morning from
porilonlllH. Mr. Brooks' death was
very .similar to that of ( ho late John
S. Hoblnson. He suffered fiom a rup
lured appendix and notlilngcould save
his life. He was sixty-six years of
age and had formerly made Norfolk
his homo , lie was at one time con
ductor on tlie Chicago. St. Paul , Min
neapolis Omaha n-ud.
Mr. Mrooks was a hner of horsesand
started many races at county fairs
and the like. Ho was a starter at
Madison only this season and at one
time stinted races in Norfolk. Ho
had many Irlendes hero. The funeral
will be held Wednesday afternoon at
Sister of J. D. Sturgeon.
.1. D. Sturgeon received a message
Sunday evening informing him of the
death of his sister , .Mrs. Mary .1.
Hatcher , at her home In Ft. Collins ,
Col. , which had taken place during
the morning. The remains will lie
taken to Bruminels , Iowa , the former
home of the family , for Interment ,
which will take place Wednesday.
Mrs. Hatcher visited her brother hero
during the middle of September , and
It was hen ; she first complained of
not feeling well. She took to her bed
soon after reaching home , and her ill
ness quickly developed Into typhoid
fever , from which she died. It was
at Mrs. Hatcher's homo that the late
Mrs. Ora Heels visited during her extended -
tended stay In Colorado , and the news
of her death was received by the Stur
geon tamlly witli deep sorrow.
ARE FINISHING NEW BUILDINGS
I. M. Macy Studio Will be Ready for
Occupancy This Week Hardy
The new Macy building on South
Fourth street is ne.irlng completion
and will lie ready for use this week.
The skylight \\.is lomoved from the
old studio yesterday and will be Im
mediately set In the new. When fin-
lulled , thlf will bo" one of the hand
somest business houses In the city.
Hardy Coal Office.
The now coal olllce of H. E. Hardy
at 117 North Fifth street Is being rapIdly -
Idly rushed and Mr. Hardy will be
able to move In within a very few
days. This will ho an excellent loca
tion lor the business , standing in the
center of the town , as It does , and at
the same time being very close to the
railroad tracks and yards.
STORAGE BATTERIES SHIPPED ,
First Lot of Apparatus for the New
System Will Arrive Before
Before so very long Norfolk will
bo talking with herself over a mag
nificent new system of telephonic ex
change. Manager G. T. Sprecherhaa
Just received word that the now stor
age batteries for the system have
been shipped and will bo in Norfolk
BOOH. This apparatus will be Installed
In the second story of the McClary
block , corner Third and Main streets ,
which will bo the now Norfolk olllco.
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