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    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.
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JOHN GUND BREWING CO
LA cnoosc , wis.