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T1IK NOUKOUv NKWS : I'MilDAY. ' AlMtll , I ft HUM
cttreH Cutt ) , Burnt ) , LJrulHcs.
ctux-a 8i > ruliiB mid Strains.
IH u ponhlvo cure ( of Piles.
CITY COUNCIL ORDERS REPAIRS
MADE AT ONCE.
THE DITCH ON PARK AVENUE.
Nearly Ready to Take Cnre of the Sur
plus Floods in the Spring Council
Orders Issuance of Certificates of
[ From Satunlny's Dnlly. ]
The city council mot In regular ses
sion with the mayor and all the conn-
cllincn present except , Klosau , Wil
kinson and Zuolow.
The special committee on the
Union Pacific water supply reported
that the company had agreed to pay
motor rates If tlio city would place
the motor. The committee informed
the agent that the city would place
the motor If the company would pay
rent on the same. Negotiations are
still pending and the committee has
The reports of the street commissioner
missioner and police judge for March
3 were road and referred to the auditIng -
Ing committee. City Engineer Lowe
filed a report and certificate repardlng
tlio establishing of the west line of
Third street. The report was accept
ed and the suggestions of the engineer
regarding the position of the side
walks on that street were adopted.
Report of the boiler inspector was
read and filed.
The street and alley committee re
ported that the Park avenue ditch
was almost completed ; also that
many crossings needed repairing at
once and that the culvert east of the
Second Congregational church was In
dangerous condition. The street com
missioner was instructed to look up
the matter of crossings , make an
estimate of cost and report at the
The fire and police committee re
ported that half of the hose couplings
had been sent In for repairs and that
as soon as they were returned the bal
ance would be sent.
W. M. Robertson , attorney for the
J Hub Clothing company asked the
J council to return the $210 paid by that
I ' company as license money , and paid
under protest. The city attorney
stated that no understanding had boon
reached regarding the return of this
money and gave it as his opinion that
the city had a legal right to the
A motion was made that the city
treasurer should be instructed to re
turn the money to the clothing com
pany on presentation of a properly
signed warrant , on the ground that the
company was not hero for temporary
purposes , but the motion was declared
lost , three voting in the affirmative
and two against.
.1. Koonigstoin made request that
George Rhode be permitted to con
nect with the sewer to bo laid by Mr.
"Westervolt on Madison avenue , ho
havinsr secured Mr. Wostorvolt's con-
sent. The request was granted.
The following bills were read and
August Granl , salary and extra
helper repairing the pumps. . $03.00
Norfolk Light Power Co. ,
Marcli street lighting . , ' ! .U0
Norfolk Electric Light & Power
Co , , March lighting 00.00
Norfolk Electric Light & Power
Co. , lighting power house . . . . 3.00
Oscar Uhlc , supplies to pumpIng -
Ing station 1.45
On motion the council resolved it
self Into a canvassing board and pro
ceeded to canvass the results of the
city election held Tuesday. April 5.
On motion the following named per
sons , having received the highest vote
were declared elected and the city
clerk was instructed to issue them
certificates of election :
For mayor Miner C. Ha/en.
For city clerk Samuel R. Me-
For city treasurer Robert Utter.
For city engineer William H.
For police judge S. W. Hayes.
For councilman from the First ward
C. P. Parish.
For councilman from the Second
ward Gay Halvostino.
For councilman from the Third
ward C. C. Gow.
For councilman from the Fourth
ward J. C. Spellman.
For member of the hoard of educa
tion Clmrloy Hlbben.
For member of the board of educa
tion H. .1. Cole.
The mayor stated that quite a num
ber of siUowalkii had been oul all
winter and now the people were coin-
plaining about the matter and thought
Hint they should bo put ia.
Too street oonralssloner was In-
ntnictod to glvo all such parties notice
la rebuild Uielr si do walks within
lit MHO for over Hlxty yearn.
cures Spavin and Ringbone.
curoH all forniH of IthoutimtiHiti.
Dostln Haker was up from Stniiton
S. M. Onto came down from Pierce
E. Harrison ofViuiHii had business
E. II. Sanderson was over from Win-
side on business.
II. F. llarnliardl was In the city
from Pierce yesterday.
A. R. Terwllllger was In Norfolk
yesterday from Wayne.
A. H. Wortof Crclghlon was a
business visitor to Norfolk.
Carl Kaufl'man was a Norfolk vis
itor yesterday from Hooper.
Mrs. Henry Van Horn has gene to
Clinton , Iowa , for a lliree-weolis' visit
with her brother.
1) . M. .lonos anil M. Havel of Pierce
wore down to see how the blizzard
acted in Norfolk.
T. F. Memmlngur is In the city to
day from Madison. Ho has just re
turned from a trip through the south.
Train No. 11 was two hours behind
time because of the bllzxa'/.rd.
The telephone people had their
share of line trouble and there wore
a number of phones that were retired
from service during the storm and
others that were sadly mixed.
A number of north sldo windows
wore broken , north doors refused to
stay closed without propping anil
some of the swinging storm doors
were ripped from their hinges.
Norfolk friends have been notified
of the death of Frank , the baby sou
of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Woller , former
ly of this city , which occurred at
their new home in Nebraska City af
ter the little boy had suffered for two
weeks from pneumonia.
The soft snow and the strong wind
performed one service that was ap
preciated. The north and west sides
of the buildings received a triple plat
ing of ice and snow that hermetical
ly sealed all cracks and crevices to
the exclusion of the nipping blasts.
After a storm of that character It
is surprising that the temperature
was not further reduced. The mer
cury refused to go more than a few
degrees below free/.lng at any time
in the game and but for the wind the
rold would not have been uncomfort
Not a cloud was in the way of the
sun as it rose this morning and the
warmth that was developed penetrat
ed the north breeze sufficiently to begin -
gin chipping the ice and the snow
from protected places early in the
day. With the going down of the
wind the last of the snow and Ice will
he promptly removed.
Manager George F. Didwcll , of the
Northwestern road , was on the train
which carried the Nebraska Indians
eastward and which was wrecked in
the suburbs of Chicago Thursday
morning National Cotnmlttooman
Schneider was another , from Fremont.
Persons who may have boon on from
Norfolk have not boon heard from.
SKULL TRAMPLED BY HIS TEAM
Dan Lynch , Going Home From Atkin
son , is Victim of Frightful
Atkinson , Neb. , April 9. Special to
The News : A man named Dan Lynch
of Inez , Nob. , was badly kicked by a
team of horses that ho had recently
purchased and which were newly
broken to harness. He stopped at
the homo of George Aiken on his way
home from Atkinson at noon and as
he passed in to feed thorn , the horses
viciously trampled him and cut the
scalp open from the front of his head
to the back , slicing open a gash of
ten Inches or more. Mr. Aiken ran
in behind the team and pulled the man
out from beneath the horses' feet A
few minutes more would have left
Mr. Lynch dead as the animals grew
wild in their frenzy. Dr. Sturdovant
was called by telephone to the bed-
sldo of the injured man and after
some hours of work had him in as
good condition as could bo expected.
Ho is doing as well as could bo hoped
but his wounds may yet prove fatal.
MAY HAVE SEEN FACE.
Lincoln Police Think They Have Run
Across Murdered Man.
Lincoln , April 11. Chief Rontzahn
bollovcs ho has soon the countenance
of the young man , found dead near
Humphrey , Nob. , on several occasions.
But the chief can not remember or re
call the name.
The body was brought to Lincoln
last week. Several persons gathered
at Roberts' undertaking rooms to see
the body. The young man was shot
in the fqrohond. A store had boon
robbed H few days bororo and It Is
thought that the bandits quarreled
ever the spoils. The medical students
at the Htato university will get the
for Man , ItuiiHt orl'onKr.v.
licaltt Old SorcH quickly.
euroH Caked Udder tit UOXVH.
NORTH DAKOTA AND WESTERN
TWO AND HALF FEET OF SNOW
Railroads Dlocknclcd and Telegraph
Wires Prostrated Will Take Two
Weeks to Restore Comtmmcntion
With the Country Furious Wind.
Helena Mont. , April St. A torrlllc
hllz/ard , accompanied by a fall of
two and a half foot of HIIOW and nleel
lias practically Isolated largo Boolionn
of North Dakota and western Mlnno
The storm raged with great fury
from Thursday evening until into yo.s-
Not only arc the railroads block-
oiled with gigantic drifts with trains
stalled at Intervals along ( 'lie line ,
but the telegraph wires have boon
prostrated to such an extent that it
will probably bo two weeks before
wire communications nro restored
with the Isolated sections of the north
It was the worst storm of the noa-
son and the railroad and telegraph
companies have put out largo forces
of men to restore tralilc and commu
Temperature In Nebraska and Iowa
Falls 25 Degrees.
Omaha , April S ) . Froozlng weather
prevails over Nebraska and western
Iowa as the result of the blizzard.
The temperature fell twenty-five de
grees between yesterday morning and
night and It Is bollovod that much
damage was done , particularly toward
the south where vegetation had made
a further advance than In the north
ern portion of the storm-swept , terri
Trains Did Not Run on Schedule
Time Celaring Away.
The storm lias cleared away and a
bright , blno sky rests ever northern
Nebraska today. After one of the
worst bliz/.ards that has boon known
In the west so generally for many
years , the snow lias quit Hying and
the wind goes merrily on. With a
gale that whistled ever those prairies
at the rate of fifty miles an hour ,
blowing blinding shoots of nloct and
snow through the atmosphere and
carrying men and boasts off their
foot , the storm was bound to damage.
It Is feared that a great deal of loss
has resulted in cattle upon the ranges.
As yet it is dllliciilt to got definite
reports , but the storm lasted too long
and with too much ferocity not to
liavo boon disastrous.
Trains ran remarkably well ever
this territory. The only trouble was
on the Honcstoel line at Wlnatoon ,
where freight train No. 71 was stuck
in a drift and unable to move either
way. All the afternoon the crow
struggled in vain against the drifts
that had piled up for seven or eight
foot and for a time it seemed Impos
sible to get results. At ! o'clock this
morning , however , aided by an engine
from Norfolk , the freight was dugout
and the track cleared. The Honesteol
passenger train coming east was de
layed two hours and a half on this
account but the early morning train
from the west was on time in spite
of the snow.
Drifts are High.
In the northwest it Is reported that
drifts which stood to the awnings of
the store buildings , were blown up
by the storm. Norfolk was fortunate
ly omitted from this state of affairs.
The storm was a very general one.
Reports from all over the state indi
cate the blizzard. It also extended
south through Kansas and Missouri.
Arising no doubt from the same at
mospheric condition of low pressure
to the south , a tornado swept through
Texas which killed several persons.
The peculiar feature of it all was
that the weather department failed
utterly to forecast it. The explana
tion no doubt will prove that the very
high pressure arose In the far north
of Canada , where ( hero nro no telegraph -
graph wires , and where advance reports -
ports are impossible. This is about
the only locality In which a storm
can como up without the weather
man gultng wiso.
Terrific at Creighton.
Croighton , Nob. , April 0. Special
to The News : The bll/.znrd hero was
one of the severest In the history of
the town. Drifts seven and eight
foot high were stacked up and it waa
almost Impossible to move along the
streets , Snow was plied up to the
ItoHt for IlofHM nllnirnlH.
Tor Cattle iillinontH.
HcHt for Slioop iiUmontM.
u \vninr.H of HIOIVH. Freight train No.
I was lodged In a drill near Wlnn-
loon ami It look until I o'clock thin
illuming In gel II out of ( ho hank.
Losses to nock will bo heavy. A mini
her of caltlo have been found dead
mid tlio storm wan of HO long dura-
lion tfial II was Improbable Hint they
rnuld all survive.
Stock Suffers Near Alnswurtb.
Alnsworlh. Neb , , April ! ) . Special
to The News : The worn ! Hlorm for
many yearn raged bore for over thir
ty H\ hours , beginning at 1 o'clock
Thursday morning. Know began full
ing at thai lime and Tlnirmlii.v morn
Ing the town WIIH while and at 7
o'o'oi'k Hint day devnlnped lnlo n
hll//nrd which Net In Iriun the iiorlh-
west wllh the wind blowing at Hie
ralo of forty mllon an hour. The
snow IUIH been drifting ami WIIH iillll
blowing late hiHt night. TinnionnilH
are piled high.
School WIIH abandoned yoHlordny
morning. Main Hired looks bad wllh
broken HlgiiH and windows and do-
Herlod biiHlnemi. This IH bad for the
Raged at Atkinson.
Atkinson. Neb. . April II.-Special leThe
The News : A very Hovoro storm
raged hero all day yonlonlay and from
S o'clock Tliurmltiy morning , with
high winds. II has drilled until In
places It Is live and HX ! feet deep.
A rain preceded Hie HIIIIW wllh a
great deal of electricity but no harm
In Ibis vicinity. The wonlhor man
did not predict mioh severe Hlorm for
this section and people were in a
way unprepared for It. At f > o'clock
last night ( ho Htorm began ( o almlo
and reports from I lie west ever llio
liilopbono Indicated that It was much
Remember that a I , the close of our
opening nalc wo are going to give
absolutely free to some two of our
customers a $ : ! ( ) ! ) .00 piano and a $75.00
organ. You may bo I bo lucky one , II
will pay you to make Inquiry.
Customers who have purchased In
struments of us since our opening
sale commenced :
C. F. llonton , Verdel , Nebr.
N. Viuiilorlioof , St. Kdwarls , Nob.
Fred Iteckwltli , Noligh , Neb.
A. II. Cropper , Norfolk , Nob.
C. E. Kurgosoii , Stuart , Nob.
Newman Mros' . piano.
Minnie Foils , Tlldon , Noli.
A. E. Gore , Spencer , Nob.
D. H. Kay , Wakellold , Nob.
f'arrlo Storm , Royal , Nob.
Story & Clark piano.
Ervln Strlngfollow , Oakdalo , Nob.
Clias. Snider , Tilden , Nob.
E. A. Wnllior , Stuart , Neb ,
Frank Dobnoy , Stuart , Nob.
L. M. Carvlllo , Fairfax , S. D.
Win. F. Anderson , Fairfax , S. D.
Story Clark piano.
Ella Hauptll , Norfolk , Neb.
W. P. Canmlng , Vordol , Neb.
Newman liros. ' organ.
A. M. Chnrcl- Atkinson , , Nob.
H. A. Oborshaw , Clouster , Neb.
Ellna Halbort , Emcrlck , Nob.
Goo. Hunter , Oakdale , Neb.
Howard piano ,
Mllard Green , Norfolk , Neb.
Ladies and Knights in Omaha Elected
Officers and Chose Next Con
Omaha , April 12. Special to The
News : The Knights and Ladles of
the Maccabees met In convention in
George Ostrom of Omaha was elect
ed state commander ; L. H. Stiles ,
Hooper , delegate supreme ledge ;
Tlios. O'Gormnn , Grand Island , alter
The next convention will bo hold
at Grand Island.
Public Installation ,
The United Commercial Travelers
of America will hold their regular
meeting Saturday evening at 7:30 : In
Odd Follows' hall. After the regular
meeting there will bo n public instnl
latlon of oillcors. Otto Tapport ,
J. D. Sturgeon , Secretary.
Artistic job printing at The News
IlinlicrM up StllVJolutH ,
( o ( ho very bone.
THOSE FROM NEBRASKA WHO
WEUE SAVED IN WRECK.
REFUSE TO SPEAK IN INQUEST.
They Have Sent Messngcn to Agent
Urennan to Tell Him Thnt They are
Dlsplunced With the Way In Which
They Have [ Juuit Treated There.
Chicago. April II Thlrly Indian.
bravi'H , wlerdly ebiiulliig Hie death
MoiigH of Ihelr tribe , gathered III Hie
Plioeiilv Ilimpltnl In Mayweed when
Deputy Coroner FlamigMii began the
Inquest iivor ( he bodies of the three
IhilTaln Hill Sbow Indian * killed In
the Chicago & NorlhwoHlorn railroad
wreck near MolrnHo I'nrk , which oc
The IndliiiiK , frightened by what
they believed WIIH n mitiilfoHliition of
the wrath of Ihelr "Groal Spirit , " and
Illled with roHonliiienl ngaliiiil Hie rail
road company , refimed to lake any
part In the proeoodlugH , and liepuly
Coroner Flaiingnn WIIH forced lo con
tinue Hie bearing iiulll tomorrow.
John While I la wit , u government
Hcerct Horvlcc agent mid u half brother
if tin1 ( load chief , Thomas COIIIOH LIIH ! ,
IUIH undertaken ( he lank of Inducing
bis countrymen to lake purl hi Hie
proi'cctlliigH , ami II WIIH lo give him
in opportunity lo work among them
thai llio luquoHl WIIH continued.
While Hawk , who in a graduate o (
( 'iirllHle college , wild :
"I think llihi wreck WIIH Ibe roHiilt
of much ciirlosHiiuHH. The railroad
iiiipauy Hhoiild linve bad mime nor I
of a rear-end Hignal of HghlH or tor
pedoes for IIHO In Ibe fog , which would
have prevented the accident. My poo-
pie are highly Indignant and have < | o-
iniimled Home Hurt of HallHfaclloiK I
will take II up with Hie Secretary of
the Interior and nee what can be done.
\\'e are all greatly grieved and Ibe
IndiaiiH , beeiiiiHe they do mil realize
the nature of Ibe accldenl , are there
fore somewhat inyHllllod My half
brother was one of HIOHO killed , lie
WIIH a Hiiheblef , gelling llio Illlo While
Homo from my father , ) IH ! iilepfalber ,
who IH lighting chief of all the Sioux , "
Lelloi'H and telegrams have been
dispatched by ( he Indians to the
luo Kidgo roHorvallon. Whllo Hawk
himself IUIH wired lo Agent llreiimin ,
telling of tlio wreck , and the Indians
are telling with Indignation over what
they declare wan llio inlHlrontinont lo
which they were subjected by llio rail-
"We not cared for right , " grunted
nn old warrior , resplendent In war
paint and feathers , as lie Hal In the
undertaking establishment. And the
others , nodding Ihelr heads , confirmed
IIH ! utterances by gesturon and by
Five Indians wore put on the stand ,
with Wlilte Euglo. one of tlio unin
jured Indians , IIH Interpreter. Deputy
Flanagan merely wanted to secure
llio history of Hie three dead men ,
but at each question asuod the liraven
they would consult wllh llio interpreter
protor and then with Hie other Indians
Healed upon tlio floor in Hie room.
They exhibited no emotion during the
questioning ami spoke in nionysyl-
Doforo tlio inquest opened Clilof
Hoar , with thoothor Indians , wont
into tlio room where tlio bodies were
and began n strange ceremony ever
the bodies. High Dear wont from body
to body and rubbed the faces with his
hands in a rapid movement , mutter
ing in his native tongue. Tlio other
Indians followed , and as they moved
about , each uttered short gutteral
sounds at Intervals.
F. Moore was a Sunday visitor to
Norfolk from Croighton.
1C. H. Loach was an ever Sunday
visitor from Humphrey.
M. L. Hill wnH an curly morning
arrival from Creighton.
Installation of officers In the Elks
ledge was hold Saturday night.
W. II. A very of Tlldon cnmo down
on the early train this morning.
Hort Wattles and Charley Denn
were down from Ncligh Sunday visit
Ing relatives and old friends.
Lisle Nlchola 1ms arrived in the
city from Washington , Iowa , for n vis
It at the home of Mr. und Mrs. A. J.
Kov. J. F. Puncher has been sum
moned to Hlalr to preach the funeral
of a former parishioner named Ken-
iston tomorrow afternoon.
Wnyno Republican : Rudolph Chris
chillis is back to Torwllllger Bros' ,
hardware after n year at Sallx , town ,
where lie \vnu engaged in business
for himself. SnllX wag too wet the
i l I > . - * IV 41 1-H
ruri'M KroHtlilteH and ClilllilnltiH.
JlcHt tiling lor ii limit ) liorm : .
drlvcH out alt Inlliimmiilloii.
pusl year lo mule Ihe roitnlry prou-
peroiui and hiislncsH WIIH poor conno-
George II Spear him gone InClnrktl
to be prcHenf for the funeral of IllH
tdiiler-lii'lliw , MlHH LoiilMO KeyH. It
WIIH Mlim ICIIIo Keyn who at ono tlmn
taught Hchool In Norfolk , and not
MHH ! LoiilHo. MbiH lOllle Knyn In now
leaching In the schools at. Albion.
Mr. Spear did not know when llio fu
neral would lie hold.
Mrmhern nf Ihe Pioneer Hook nild
Ladder company are planning lor
regular drills of Hie company , llio
tli-Hl of which IH to lake place at I ho
regular monthly meeting WodniiRilay
evening , and will conllnne during tlio
summer , giving the mnmbern practice
In Hie work of bundling the laddoru
und oilier paraphernalia nl fires.
. Dr. I1' . M. HlHHon we.nl to Omaha
Ibis morning to attend a meeting of
( lie Omaha Preachers union which
bad Invited llio delegates to Ihognn-
oral MelhodlHl conference at Lou All-
geleii on May I lo bo present. Mayor
M. C. lln/.eii IH a luy delegate to the
ronfereiH'o and hud been Invlloil to
be proicnl at Hie Omaha mooting.
Dr. ,1. W. .IniiiilngH and Dr. William
GorHl , both former Norfolk piuilorfl ,
are ollior delegate ; ! from llio Nortli
"There WIIH a great deal of nlock
OH ! during llio. hll/wird , " mild W. W.
'ole , the traveling HiiliiHinaii. "Near
Owing one man lout $100 worth of
sheep Friday afternoon and llio cat I ID
, vere dying In many places. The
hick coating of Ice would cling to
heir forum and boar tlieni down HO
luil Ibey were trampled to doalli by
lie rest of the flock. Thoru wad
milling doing In a bimlnemi way.
Traveling men wore nimble lo got
rnnks hauled and simply had lo n > -
naln In Hie holein until llio weather
leared again , "
Laurel Advocate : Itev. L. W.
-ieudder left TiioHilay afternoon witli
ihi household goods and Mr . Scud-
lor went Wednesday nflornoon. They
were lo he met at ICmerson by loiiniB
mm Wlnnelmgo , tin ; distance being
iboul eighteen miles. Master Ernutit.
emalim lo attend school , making hit )
mine wllh Ihe W. .1. I'rlchurd family.
llev. and Mrs. Kcuilder leave behind
hem many Hlnoeri ! IriomlH who lioar-
lly wish Iliei'u God speed. A number
if tin ; church people ami other frlendll
gathered ul Ilin Nevln homo Monday
evening lo WHI ! | them farewell.
MomhorH of Norfolk lodge No. 1)7 ) ,
> \ . O. H. W. , Hbonld not fall to attend
Hie regular mooting tomorrow night
In Odd Fellows hall. Grand Master
Workman Jacob .lattkalok of Omaha
will be present and will have HOIIIO-
thlng InieroHllng and instructive to
say to Hie membership. Ho may bo
tempted to give Home of Hie Iimido
history of how Nebraska Jurisdiction
happens to be the banner .Jurisdiction
of Hie order in Hie world ami may lie
depended upon lo lay down sumo of
the plans for future work in tlio do-
green and other miillers of interest
lo Hie membership , HO that every
member of the ledge who possibly
can should be in attendance.
NORFOLK TRADE CENTER OR NOT ?
It Will Depend Upon the Dispositions
of the Business Men Whether
it is Developed ,
A good many business people In
Norfolk used to think that they
couldn't get results from advertising
because there was no medium which
would carry their ads beyond people
who passed their stores every day.
That condition has now boon over
come. Today The News , an Associat
ed I'ross newspaper. Is read In over
11,000 homes of northern Nebraska
and reaches people of three distinct
territories , viz : local renders In
Norfolk ; towns and rural routes for
a distance of 150 miles In all direc
tions throughout northern Nebraska.
If Norfolk Is to bo a genuine trade
center , It must bo made known to the
people who are expected to patronl/.o
Norfolk stores. Reasons why people
should como here must bo given to
tlio people who are to como not only
ono day or ono month in the year ,
but every month and every day. If
people nro now going to Omaha or
buying of catalogue houses , they are
doing it because those firms have
cleverly advertised. There is no use-
criticising the purchasers who spend
their money in that way the condi
tion must be ovorcomo.ln n natural
way and that natural way is to nd-
vertlso just as effectively as do these
outside frnis. When a merchant who
p-ofUu by the advertising which has
boon given to his town by a nowspa-
pe.r will shako his head and declare
that ho can't afford to advertise him
self that ho can't got results , It Is
time for the outside patroiiago to go
on through that town and to buy goods
where they know something about ,
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