The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, May 06, 1904, Page 2, Image 2
TIIK NOKKOMC NKWS : FRIDAY , MAY ( I. 11)0-1. ) AMOUNT TO DE PAID tJY GOVERNMENT - MENT TO WARDS. COST OF TAKING UP THE LAND The Durke Dill , Introduced and Passed by Doth Houses of Congress nt the Past Session and Signed by Presi dent Roosevelt , "Artlclo 1. Tim fmlil InillniiH be longing on ( Mo Rosebud reservation , South Dakota , for tlio consideration luTulii iwniod , do hereby codo. sur- rutulor , grant and convoy to tlio Unit ed States all their claim , right , title and Interest In and to all that part of tlio Itosolnul Indian reservation now remaining unnllotod , situated within tlio boundaries of Gregory county , South Dakota , described morn partic ularly us follows : Commencing In thu inlddlo of the main clmnnol of tlio Missouri river at the Intersection of of thu south Iliiu of Urnlo county ; thoneo down said inlddlo of the main channel of mild river to the Inturaoo- lion of the nlnoty-nlnth degree of west longitude from Greenwich ; thunco weal along mild parallul of lalltudoto HH Intoraoctlou with thu U'litli guide morldlan to HH Inlorsoctlon with the township line between townships 0110 hundred tuid onu hundrud and onu north ; thcnco east along said town- dhlp line to thu point of beginning , thu unallotud land horuliy codud up- jiroxlmatolng four hnndrud and six- " "toon thousand ncroa , lying and being wilhlii the houndarles of Gregory county , South Dakota , an mild county is at present dollnod and organized. Artlclo 2. In consideration of the land cudud , rollniiuUdiud uuil con- vuyod by artlclo ono of this agree- munt , thu United Stales stipulates and agrees to dispose of the .sumo to settlers tlors under thu provisions of the homoslead and town-site laws , except section sixteen and thirty-six , or an equivalent of two sections to each township , and to pay to said Indians the proceeds derived fiont the uulu of mild hindHi and nlao thu United States stipulates and ami cos to pay for .sec tions sixteen and thirty-six , or an J'qulvnlent of two suctlotiH In each township , two dollars and llfty cents per acre. Payment to the Indians. Artlclo II , It IH agreed that of thu amount to lie derived from the sale of said lands to bu paid to said In dians , as stipulated In article two of this agreement , the mm of two hun dred and fifty thousand dollars shall be expended In the purchase of stock cattle , of natlvo range or graded Tex as two-year-old heifers and graded Durham of Hereford two-year-old bulirf , for Issue to said. Indians , to bo distributed ua equally as possible among mun , women and children , but not moro than one-half of the money .received in any ono year shall bo expended - ponded as aforesaid , and the other half shall bo paid to mild Indians per capita In cash , ami an accounting , settlement and payment shall bo made In the month of October in each year until the lands nro fully paid for and the funds distributed in accordance with this agreement : Provided , however - over , That not more than live hun dred thousand dollars shall bo ex pended or paid within two years after the ratification of this agreement , and not to exceed ono hundred and llfty thousand dollars in each of the fol lowing years until the expiration of live years. Artlclo 4. It Is further agreed that nil persons of the Rosebud Indian res ervation , South Dakota , who have been allotcd lands and who are now recog nized us members of the tribe belong ing on said reservation , Including mixed-bloods , whether their whlto blood comes from the paternal or ma ternal side , and the children born to them , shall enjoy thu undisturbed and peaceable possession of their al lotcd lands and shall bo entitled to all the rights and privileges of thu tribe enjoyed by full-blood Indians upon the reservation ; and that whlto men heretofore lawfully Intermarried Into the tribe and now living with their families upon said reservation shall have the right of residence there on , not Inconsistent with existing statutes. Article 5. It is understood that nothing In this agreement shall bo construed to deprive the said Indians of the Rosebud reservation , South Da kota , of any benefits to which they arc entitled under existing treaties or agreements , not Inconsistent with the provisions of this agreement. Disposition of Land. Section 2. That the lands ceded to the United States under said agree ment , excepting such tracts as maybe bo reserved by the president , not ex ceeding three hundred and ninety- eight and sixty-seven ono-hundredths acres in all , for sublssue station , In dian day school , one Catholic mission , and two Congregational missions , shall bo disposed of under the general provisions of the homestead and town- site- laws of thu United States , and shall be opened to settlement and en try by proclamation of tlio president , which proclamation ohnll prescribe ) the manner in which these lands maybe bo settled upon , occupied and entered by persons entitled to make entry thereof ; and no person shall bo per mitted to settle upon , occupy , or enter - tor any of said lands , except as pro scribed In such proclamation , until nfter tin- expiration of tdxty ilnym from thu tlmo when the Hamu are opened to Kcltlemcnt and entry : Pro vided , That the rights of honorably dlMchanu'd union noldl < > rs and tmllorH of the late civil war and the Spanish American war or Philippine Insurrec tion ns dellned and dcacrlhcd In sec tions twenty-three hundred and four .mil twenty-three hundred and five , revised statutes , IIH amended by the act of March Unit , nineteen hundred and one , shall not bo bridged : And provided further , That the prlco of Hald lands entered ns homcRteadu un der the provisions of ( hit * act shall bo as follows : Upon all land entered or filed upon within three months after - tor the Hamo idinll bu opened for sot- Moment and entry , four dollars per aero , to bo paid an follows : Onu dollar lar per acre when entry IH inado ; sov- enty-llvu cuntH per acre within two yenra after entry ; Rovonty-flvo cnnln per acre within four yeaiH aflur entry , and seventy-live cento per aero within dmontliH after the expiration of llvn yearn after entry. And upon all hunt enteied or Illed upon after the expiration of three montliH and within six montliH after the Hamu shall ho opened for settlement and entry , throe dollars per aero , to bo paid as follows : One dollar per ncro when entry IH made ; llfty cenlH pur aero within two years after entry ; llfty conta within two years after entry , llfty contH pur aero within Ibroo years after entry ; llfty ccntH pur ncro within four yearn after entry. After the expiration of nlmontliH nftor the Hamo Hhall bo oponud for Hottlomont and entry the price Hhall bo two dollnnt and fifty contH per acre , to bo paid an followH : Soventy-llvo contH wlion entry IB made ; fifty contH per acre within two > oni'H alter entry ; llfty ronta per aero within three yearn nftor entry ; llfty cenla per aero within four yearn after entry , and twonty-llvo cents per aero within six montliH lifter thu expira tion of live yuars after entry : Pro vided , That In case any ontrynmn falls to make such payment or any of them within thu tlmo nlated all rlghtn In and to thu land envoi-oil by his or her entry Hhall at once cease , and any payments thoruloforo made shall bo forfeited and held for cancellation and thu same ahull bo cancelled : And provided , That nothing In this act shall prevent homestead settlers from commuting their entries under .section twonty-threo hundred and one , revised statutes , by paying for the land entered the prlco Ilxod hero in , receiving credit for payments pre viously made. In addition to the price to bo paid for the land , thu on- trynmu shall pay thu same feea and commissions at the tlmo of commu tation or final tentry , aa now provided by law , where the prlco of the land la ono dollar and twenty-live eonta per acre : And provided further , That all lands herein ceded and opened to settlement under this act , remaining undisposed of at the expiration of four years from the taking effect of this net , shall bo sold and disposed of for caah , under rules and regulations to bo proscribed by the secretary of thu Interior , not more than alx hundred and forty ncroa to any ono purchaser. Section H. That the proceeds re ceived from the sale of said InndJ In conformity with this act shall bo paid Into the treasury of the United States and paid to the Rosebud In dians or expended on their account only as provided in article three of said agreement as herein amended. Provision for Schools. Section . That sections sixteen and thirty-six of the lands hereby ac quired In each township shall not bo subject to entry , but shall bo reserved for the use of thu common schools and paid for by the United States at two dollars and fifty cents per acre , and the same are hereby granted to the state of South Dakota for such purpose. Section 5. That there Is hereby ap propriated , out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated , the sum of seventy-live thousand dollars lars , or so much thereof ns may bo necessary , to pay for the lands grant ed to the state of South Dakota , as provided In section four of this act. Section C. That nothing In this act contained shall In any manner bind the United States to purchase any ix > rtlon of this land heroin described scribed , except sections sixteen and thirty-six or the equivalent in each township , or to dispose of said land except as provided heroin ; or to guarantee to find purchasers for said lands , or any portion thereof , it being the intention of this net that the Unit ed States shall act as trustee for said Indians to dispose of said lands and to expend and pay over the proceeds received from the snlo thereof only as received , as heroin provided. GRANTS LICENSES. City Council Acts on Applications This Morning. The city council mot this morning and granted nil the applications for saloon liquor licenses and druggists penults that had been fllod > with the bonds and other requisites approved. Eleven saloon licenses were granted and live druggists' permits. A Runaway. The wheel of the buggy catching on the end of a stone culvert at the corner of Madison avenue , caused n team driven by A. A. Adams to break loose from the buggy and drag him over the dashboard , bruising him con- sldornbly. Mrs , Adams was In the buggy with him but was not Injured. ANNUAL ADDRESS TO THE COUN CIL ON MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS , THE COUNCIL GRANTS LICENSES Decide that the Druggists Must Here after Live up to the Law Regarding the Selling of Liquors Committees are Appointed , The now city council met as per adjournment of the old council Tuen- day morning with all members pres ent except the mayor and Councilmen - men Parish and Wilkinson. In the absence of Mayor Ha/en the meet ing wan presided over by Councilman PaHowalk , president. Thu IIrut buslnoas Inkon up by thu council was action on thu applica tions for liquor license ) ! and drug store permits. Thu following were granted HcoiiReH to sell llquoni : Win. Cl. llornor , George Rhode , Fred W. Harder , Harry Lodor , P. J. Harrott , ClmrloH Apfel , Charles Rico , C. F. A. Mnrquardt , Emll Moollor , 13. 0. Fisher - or and Henry Hnsonpfliig. Thu following druggists wore glvon permlta : A. K. Leonard. .1. L. HerahlHor , ( ! eo. n. Chrlstoph , A. .1. Koonlgaloln , and A. II. Klomiu. A motion was adopted that the druggists hereafter bo required to comply with the law regarding the keeping of a reglntor of the sales of liquor and making of reports of name. Mayor I la/on submitted a written Hat of appointments as follows : To the City Council of Norfolk , Ne braska. Gentlemen : I herewith sub mit n Hal of appointments for the municipal year , commencing May ! ! , 11101 , and aalc your confirmation of the same , together with a list of the stand ing committees , vl/ : For chief of police , Martin Kane. For night policeman , Glmrlcs II. Pllgor. For policeman Fourth ward , W. II. Livingstone. For water commissioner , J. 13. Simpson. For city attorney , M. D. Tyler. Standing Committees. Ways and means O. D. Walker , C. C. How , C. P. Pariah. Streets and alloys A. II. Klcaau , 11. A. Pnsowulk , 0. Ilalvorsteln , J. C. Spollmnn. Auditing C. C. Gow , A. II. Klc- sail , , C. P. Pariah. Public works II. A. Pnsowalk , C. P. Pariah , G. W. Wilkinson. Nuisances G. Halversteln , O. B. Walker , A. H. Kiesau. Flro and police John C. Spellmnn , G. W. Wilkinson , O. Hnlversteln. On motion the above appointments , as nmdo by the mayor wore con firmed. The following message from the mayor was read and ordered pub lished : To the Council of the City of Nor folk , Nebraska. Gentlemen : We now stand on the threshold of another mu nicipal year and ns wo pause and look out , wo see on all hands tokens of ad vancement along lines which will ben efit our city and make it moro desira ble for homes , for business and for capital. I trust that wo may each feel the necessity of energetic and painstaking performance of all ofll- clal acts , Streets. The continued rains last season hindered and delayed the work upon the street and what work was accom plished was against great odds on this account , but notwithstanding these difficulties , Main street drainage in business portion has been successful ly solved and plans have boon adopt ed and partially completed to drain the low portions of the city east of the railroad tracks , by the digging of the Park avenue ditch. This is about completed and It Is to be followed up by draining all that portion of the town Into It. There Is much need of filling on Fifth street where there are a number of bad holes , also on Fourth and Third streets. I trust you can see your way clear to attend to this nt once. Also to grade First street from the Washington school house south to the railroad tracks , as the inlddlo of the street In those three blocks Is lower than the sides. I would very much like to see Fourth street lllled from Norfolk avenue to the postolllco building , if you can spare snfllclcnt money for this pur pose. Sidewalks. Last year n general sidewalk ordi nance was passed , which provides for lines and penalties for failure to build now walks or repair old ones upon proper notice. I think that you should make n special effort to push now permanent walks during the year. South Fourth street stands first in need of your assistance. About twen ty families In that part of town are deprived of free delivery of mall be cause a few owners of vacant lots have failed to build. I urge yon to build walks In front of these vacant lots at onco. Also the walk running south on 13th street ought to receive your early attention , also some very bad walks In business portions. All now walks hereafter constructed must bo of brick , stone or cement , and no doubt several miles of now walks will bo constructed this season , so that inside of a few years the side walk question "will bo solved. Crossings. Our cement crossings now In seem to Htand the test hotter than those of atonu , and you ought to put In tenor fifteen more this year where most needed , followed by a like number or moro next year , and so on , until the croHHliig question will bo out of the way aim ) . Dike. I congratulate the council upon the strong splendid dlko wo now have. This will not give us any moro trou ble , and thla work was done practic ally without expense as the dirt was hauled from the Park avenue ditch , but I would llko to sec the dike ex tended down the rlvor to prevent the water from backing up and a gate built In the ditch. Parks. Our city la absolutely without a public park. Ways and means should bo dovlHoil to this end. Even a block would be a great service. Suppose we could obtain the Pnaownlk grove , and a strip along the river In Edge water park or the grove in the bond of the river near the mill , these could bo lit ted up with small expense and In a year or two wo would have two parks with good shade and conve niently located to all parts of town. Library. The Woman's club mis n good plan as a starter for a public library. I trust you can see the way clear to as sist by a levy for this purpose. Wo must start sometime and why not now ? Financial Standing. Up to March 1 warrants have been drawn to cover all claims , and fifteen per pout of the levy not yet drawn upon IH ample to cover all claims against the general fund for March and April. All other funds have suf ficient money for all demands against them , so that the city starts tills mu nicipal year free of debt outside of the bonds outstanding. I think the policy adhered to by Ibis body during the pant year not to contract Indebt edness beyond the levy made , should bo yours during this year and the jcars to come. Careful management and economy will win In the long run. Guard well the public funds. Know no friends when disbursements are being made. Civic Improvements. If you clean up , plant trees , make repairs , mow your lawns , your neigh bor generally will. A rivalry In this direction deserves encouragement. Norfolk is getting to bo a citv of well kept lawns. There Is still opportunity for Improvement. I nrgo upon all clt- I/ens a forward movement In this di rection and would also add , "keep down the weeds. " Re-Districting of Wards. Section 1GGO , Statutes of Nebraska , Is as follows : 1000 Sec. 2. Wards Each city of the second elnsa shall bo divided Into not less than two nor moro than six wards , as may be provided by the or dinance of the city council thereof , and each ward shall contain ns near ly a practicable , an equal number of legal voters , and an area as equal to each other as practicable. At our last election 11)1 ) votes were cast in the First ward , 210 In the Second end ward , au In the Third and 132 in the Fourth. In order to equalize this Inequality I have two plans to submit. First : Divide the Third ward on Madison avenue and create a Fifth ward. Take the two south blocks from the Second and add them to the Fourth. Second : If thought best to save the extra expense of two additional conn- oilmen and of another voting district , divide the town Into four wards as follows : First ward All that portion north of Nprfolk avonue. Second ward All that portion lying between Norfolk avenue and Park av enue. Third ward All that portion lying between Park avenue and Bluff street and west of Seventh street all that portion south of Park avenue. Fourth ward All that portion south of Bluff street and east of First street south of where Bluff street Intersects First street. The second plan would give each ward about an equal number of Inhab itants and also of area. Ordinances. It Is absolutely necessary that our ordinance bo compiled and repub- llshed In book form. I am Interested so much In having this accomplished that I will propose to do the work free of charge , providing the council will provide for the balance. Respectfully submitted , Miner C. Ilazcn , Mayor. On vote of the council August Graul was retained as fireman nt the water works pumping station for the ensu ing year. The olllclal bonds of Robert Utter as city treasurer , S. W. Hayes as police judge , Martin Kane as chief of police and Charles II. Pllgor as po liceman , wore approved and accept ed. The city clerk reported that all the Insurance policies on the city build ings had been rc-wrltten and the council adjourned. Dr. Ii. C. Blclck , X-Ray and Thurra- poutlc Labaratory. Robertson , block , Norfolk , Nob. 'Phono Black 250. For Sale 280 acres dairy farm , 3 miles or Alnsworth , good C-room house. Cow barn stands 30 head cows. Horse barn the best Improved In the county. Address John DoDolt , Alnsworth , Neb. ACQUAINTED WITH ELEPHANTS CREMATED IN CAR , VENUS WAS THE MAN KILLER Whenever Billy Came Into the Car , the Dlggest Brutes that Dreathe Would be Glad to See Him First Accident. Hilly Ferguson fools worse than anybody about the lire which hap pened to the Campbell Bros' , circus train down at Pawnee City the other night , for he had just como back to Norfolk from the show itself , having been connected with them earlier In the season out at Falrbury. Last year Hilly was with the show and ho says they're all right. In speaking of the three elephants which wore cremated In the cruel blaze , Billy says : "I don't know what to make of it. There wna Venus and Topsy and Hamburg. They was the three elephants and I know the whole bunch. They all knew me , too They knew mo every time I came any whore's near them and would tell mo In every way they could that they was glad to see mo , "Now there was Venus. She was a man killer. Had a reputation for the number of men she'd killed , but she never killed mo. Never even tried to kill mo or said she would llko to. Hamburg was the big follow. He was a good old elephant , too. But he wasn't aa big as Venus. She was the biggest beast that breathed , the most marvelous monster of the mighty menagerie. A balky brute was she , and now she's burned to death. "That's the first accident the show has ever bad. Oh , wo used to have a few smashiips on the line now and then used to get wrecked occasion ally so that a car would bo laid out alongside of the track , but wo never yet got into anything like that. Never got any animals killed , you know. " The lire caught fiom n lantern which exploded In the car. Four cam els wore cremated , also. The skele tons have been promised to the Uni versity of Nebraska for the museum. The show will keep its dates just the same , ' but when they get to Norfolk the three big elephants won't walk out of the car for the performance. Biggest Egg Day. Yesterday was the biggest day of the season with the Doxtcr cold sto rage people. Six carloads of eggs were received from outside towns In this territory yesterday and the day before , which IB speaking pretty well for the great American hen of Ne braska. POOR BANDMASTER WINS A BRIDE Ercesta Vessalla , Leader of Italian Band , Takes Miss Edna Egan and a Large Fortune Today. Cincinnati , O. , May ! . The wed ding bore today of Miss Edna Egan , daughter of n wealthy manufacturer and heiress In her own right to a large fortune , and Eresta Vessalla , the leader of an Italian band , Is the cul mination of a romance begun at At lantic City last summer. The meet ing of the pair at Atlantic City , where the bridegroom of today led the band that played on Young's pier and the fair bride ono of the huge multitude of summer visitors , was a case of love at first sight. The Ita lian bandmaster wooed and won Miss Egan without encountering any In surmountable obstacles , but the young lady's parents were not so eas ily won over to the match. Mrs. Egan would not consent to the announce ment of the engagement until she had looked carefully Into Vessalla's 'past and found the only thing against him was his poverty. BIG AFRICAN CHURCH CONFERENCE Twenty-First General Conference of Zion Methodist Episcopal Church Began at St. Louis Today. St. Louts , May1. . The twenty- first general conference of the Af rican M. E. church began Its sessions In the Metropolitan church today with Bishop J. W. Hood of Now York , the oldest negro bishop In America , pre siding. The conference Is compose 1 of , ' ! 50 ministerial and 125 lay dele gates , 25 of the latter being women The 7Aon A. M. E. church was or gnnized In 1790 , and has grown to bo one of the largest negro religions bodies In the United States. The cou nection claims 550,000 mambers , C- 000 churches , 1,000 ministers and 9 bishops , as well as 17 colleges ami schools. The present conference will bo In session three weeks. The most Im portant work will bo the readjustment of plans for the extension of the ed ucational work. Conference of Augustana Synod. Galcsburg , 111. , May ! . The Illinois conference of the Augustnnn synod of the Lutheran church began Its an nual session bore today and will con tinue in session for a week. The con ference comprises the Lutheran churches of Illinois , Indiana , Michi gan and western Wisconsin. Papers on Financial Topics. El Paso , Texas , May 4. The pro ceedings of this , the second day of the annual meeting of the Texas State Bankers' association , were opened with an Invocation by Rev. II. Easter , Thu speakers and their topics nt the forenoon session wore ns follows : "Tho Need of Railroads and Immigra tion In Western Texas , and How Shall They bo Secured ? " W. A. Norman , Balllngor ; "Can the Present Method of transporting Money bo Improved ? " J. T. Scott , Houston , "Boneflta of Bonded Warehouses , " Jonathan Lane , Houston ; "Stato Banks , Are they Use ful and Desirable Aids to Commerce ? " Gen. W. II. Hnmby , Austin ; "Mercan tile Collections , " R. D. Gage , Pecos ; "Bank Money Orders ; How Cait Banks Recover the Business Taken by the Express Companies and Post olllco Department ? " J. W. Blnko , Dal las. This afternoon was glvon over by the delegates and Uielr families to a drive to points of Interest in anil about the city. The regular bust- ness of the convention will bo con cluded tomorrow. LAST IS A FALSE ALARM AND THE BOYS ARE ANGRY. HAD JUST RETURNED THE CARTS When all of a Sudden the Second Alarm Within Fifteen Minutes Was Turned into the Department and Away They Went , to Find It a Joke. [ From Wednesday's Dally. ] Is the ancient and notorious one- tlmo myth about the three fires In a bunch , coming in one , two , three or der , being returned to Norfolk's de partment of blades by natural law , or Is some unscrupulous Individual ringing out the department just to see the truck's make a strenuous get away down the streets and to bear the exciting clang of the massive gongs ns they click off the rounds of the heavy wheels ? That is what Chief William Kern , of the lire department , and the rest of the laddies In the city , are trying just now to discover. On Monday there was a fire at the- barn of C. B. Durland , north Ninth street , to which the trucks were sum moned by the alarm of the Third ward. Bctoro they arrived the blaze was extinguished. Yesterday after noon at 2 o'clock the whistle blew for First ward , and the department made a run to the rear of the Pacific hotel where a little heap of rubbish which needed some attention but was doing no particular damage , was ablaze. And within less than three minutes after the several com panies bad returned to their quarters , with the horses tired out and the men exhausted by their work , came the- third alarm. At first the whistle blow for the First , then the Second and finally the Third ward. Chief Kern learned by telephone that the alarm came from South Norfolk and away went the carts , hook and ladders and chemical wagons , clanging down Fourth street toward the south end of the city. Met Junction Company. It was understood that the blaze was In the store of W. C. Roland. But before the uptown companies had gone moro than three-quarters of a. mile they were met by the Fourth ward company , coming pell moll to ward Norfolk avenue. Then is when the mystery began to develop. The Junction boys had taken the alarm for uptown and had started out. The plot thickened. Possibly some store or homo or public insti tution might be disappearing in gas eous flames at a tremendous rate , and here was the whole fire department , with the exception of the Third ward reserve , bunched up in a collision and not one man knew where the confla gration was. Was No Fire. But that was not so strange , for af ter nil there was no fire and they couldn't have found It if they had looked In every corner of the town. Somebody had merely turned In an alarm and set the wheels going. The fire boys are considerably worked up over the deal and will take steps to prosecute the guilty parties If they can be found out. At all times , In all seasons. No matter who you are or where you are Guild's Peerless Beer will be enjoyed and appreciated. Ilrewort by the famous Guild I'roceis uiiilor tlio most oxnctlii conditions of dcanll nesi Imposed by san itary Bduiieo. AsU Your Uoalor Accept iVo Other JOHN GUND BREWING CO LA cnoosc , wis.