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About The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19?? | View Entire Issue (July 14, 1905)
o TUtt NORFOLK NMWS : KJUDAY , JULY 14 , 1UU5.
THE SCHOOL BOARD AND MANAQ
ER DEALL CRASH ,
HOUSE USED AT COMMENCEMENT
The Donrd Wni Charged Double Price
and Then Received Much Gratuitous
Abuse Because They Did the Right
AH tlioro luiB boon considerable mis
understanding "vor the controversy
between the Noifolk school board and
A. B. IKmll , manager of the Auditori
um , the board requests that a Htato-
inunt of the case be made nnd that
( lie corronpondouco bo published.
Tim eiiBlomnry prlco for the UHO of
( ho Auditorium to anything of n local
imturo hns been $20 n night , the router -
or to pay In addition for lights and
fuel , maliliig the toiiil cost about $25
In HUminor and $28 Inlnter. . When
Mr. Hcall nitoinpti'd to charge $00
for the building lor the UHO of the
tcnchurM * convention the Injustice of
( ho iH-tlon cmiHod the school board
not to usi > the Auditorium for the
High school coiumoncoment , nnd nr-
rnngoiiionts wore made to hold the ox-
erclHos In the M. 13. church , lint the
graduates \vnntod to give a play an a
part of tholr program , and this made
the UBO of the church Impossible , BO
It was decided to use the Auditorium
tf anything like fair tonus could bo
Hoourt'd. In pursuance of an order of
the board , President Salter called up
Mr. Deal ) , who lives In Sioux City ,
nnd nuked him about the mattor. Mr.
Jlenll reftiHod to make a prlco In that
umnnor , saying that ho would not talk
to Norfolk people by telephone , nnd
curtly told Dr. Salter that If ho had
liny business to do with him to write
him , Dr. Suitor then wrote the gen-
( Ionian and rycolvod reply ns follows :
"Sioux City , Mny C. Dr. P. H. Salter -
tor , Norfolk , Nob. Dear Sir : Reply
ing to your Inquiry of the Cth , I have
to say that the rent for llio Auditorium
for the night of Juno 2 , 1905 , for the
High School commencement , will bo
140.00. This will Include light , ush
ers , and the setting of the stage.
Youra very truly , A. B. Bcnll ,
Circumstances arose whereby It be
came necessary to change the date of
the exorcises from Juno 2 to Juno 1 ,
nud n telegram was sent by Dr. Salter -
tor ns follows :
"Terms for Auditorium accepted.
Make night Juno 1st. Answer. "
In reply to this telegram , n letter
was received as follows :
"Sioux City , May 9. Dr. P. H. Sal-
tcr , Norfolk , Nob. Dear Sir : I am
In receipt of your telegram rending :
'Terms for Auditorium ncceptable ,
make night Juno 1st , answer , ' which
Is satisfactory to mo , nnd I hnvo nc-
oordlngly mnrked oft Juno 1st.
"Yours very truly , A. n. llenll ,
"When the tlmo cnmo for the gradua
tion exorcises much of tlio stngo settings -
tings nnd chnlrs wore In the basement
of the Auditorium , which wns flooded
with wntcr nnd chairs had to bo
brought from the high school buildIng -
Ing , the drayage on which cost $1.00.
No ushers wore provided , as liad been
ngreed In Mr. BenH's first letter , and
the board was obliged to hlro these
at n cost of $1.75. At the meeting of
the board following , a warrant was
ordered drawn In fnvor of Mr. Bonll
for $40.00. less the $2.75 thnt It hns
been necessary to pay out to mnko
good bis agreement. The warrant was
sent to Mr. Bcnll by Secretary Mn-
trau , who received reply as follows :
"Sioux City , Juno 10. Mr. H. C.
Mntrau. Secretary , Norfolk , Nob.
Dear Sir : I am In receipt of your let
ter of the fith enclosing order for
$37.25. This Is $2.75 less than our
agreement and I must Insist upon your
sending mo an order for the balance.
I note you claim that you paid $1.00
to have the chnlrs hauled from the
school house. I hnvo nothing what
ever to do with this nmttor of drayage -
age on chairs. I did not agree to fur
nish you any chnlrs. You wore to
take the thentro ns It wns nnd In the
condition It was In , nnd you hnd no
right whntever to spend my money for
drayage. I note thnt you deduct $1.75
for ushers. 1 did not agree to fur
nish you ushers , nor did you ask for
them. I rented you that theatre , free
of expense to myself , excepting lights ,
nnd you have taken upon yourselves
to appropriate $2.75 of my funds ,
which I think not only small but a
very contemptible net , nnd the only
wny thnt you cnn close up this con
tract fairly and honestly , is to send
me nn order for $2.75 to balance , nnd
1 would like to receive this order at
your earliest convenience. Yours
very truly , A. n. Beall , Manager. "
"Norfolk , Neb. , June 12. Mr. A.B.
Beall , Slonx City. Dear Sir : I am
just in receipt of your very courteous
favor of Juno 12 , In which you are
pleased to term our action In remit
ting you for the use of the Auditorium
ns per your written agreement which
I hold for $40.00 , less amount which
we paid for ushers and chairs to set
stage , $2.75 , as 'contemptible. ' I beg
to advise you that the order for $37.75 ,
of which you acknowledge receipt , is
payment in full for the use of the Au
ditorium for the night of June 1st ,
and that as far as this board Is con
cerned we consider the Incident
closed. Very truly , II. C. Matrau ,
"Sioux City , June 13. Mr. H. C.
Mntrau , secretary Norfolk school ,
board , Norfolk , Neb. Dear Sir : I
.un In rucolpt of your letter of the
IJth , whoroln you acknowledge receipt
of my letter Informing you that the
action of your board In 'swiping1 $2.75
of my money WIIH contemptible , hns
been rucolvud , and 1 also note that as
far as your honorable board Is concerned -
corned the Incident ( s closed. I don't
doubt thnt the Incident Is closed. You
hnvo my $2.75 , and that Is all any
grafter or grnftora can do after they
got hold of the money , IH to declare
the Incident closed. If I was a resi
dent of Norfolk I would make you pay
the money , and I would make you do
It very quickly , but It Is cheaper for
mo to stand for being swindled out of
$2.75 than to fight for what belongs to
mo. Yours very truly ,
A. U. Henll. Manager. "
The school board fool thnt uncalled
for Insult has been glvon them by
Manager lloall and thnt the terms
which ho hns applied to thorn nro
wholly unnoeoRHnry nnd untrue. In
the first place ho charged the board
Jiint twlco the amount that It hns
been customary to rout the house for
local UBO nnd they were not overly
plniisod nt lining thus hold up , but
they stood It to plenso the graduntos
who hnd sot tholr heart on giving n
play as part of the commencement
program. Mr. Iloall ngrood In his offer -
for to hnvo ushers and stage settings.
Nolthor of these were provided nnd
the honrd wns obliged to secure thorn ,
deducting the bnro cost from the rent.
This noomed n pure business trnnsnc-
tlon to thorn , ns It was nn expense
that Mr. Beall should have homo , nnd
ngrood to do. The bonrd works wholly
without pay and receives many gratu
itous kicks , but this Is a case In which
they were doing tholr plain duty and
no Injustice to Mr. Beall. and they do
not fcol paitlcularly clover over the
letters they have received from him.
This Is not the first Instance whore
Mr. Boall's method of conducting the
Norfolk opera house hnvo glvon cnuso
for clnsh with the citizens of this
plnco , nnd unless ho changes his tac
tics the house will not bo liberally pa
tronized In future. Ho scorns to bo
determined to bring the house Into
disrepute In this city , nnd ho Is suc
ceeding to n nlcoty.
CONDITION OF WILLIAM COATS
WAS SHOT BY MRS. MARTHA LANE
Nothing Will be Done With the Wo-
mnn as She ts Said to Have Had
Just Provocation for Shooting the
Military Man of Fort Crook.
Bellevue , Neb. , July 10. The doc
tors sny thnt the condition of Wllllnm
Coats , the Fort Crook soldier , who was
shot by Mrs. Martha Iano , Is critical
nnd thnt ho may die. It Is not likely
that anything will ho done with the
woman as she Is said to have had
Just provocation In turning the weap
on against the soldier.
Norfolk Is Given a Rank With State
Secretary H. C. Matrau of the bonrd
of education , Norfolk district , has
been notified by Chancellor E. Benja
min Andrews , per M. Hodgman. Inspector
specter of the state university at Lin
coln , that the Norfolk high school has
boon placed on the list of nccredited
high schools of the state for the yenr
1905-1900 , with twenty-eight to thirty-
two points to Its credit.
This list Is mndo ench yenr after in
spection of the courses of study , sci
entific equipment and the library fa-
cllltles , which must be excellent nnd
the teaching force In number , schol
arship and professional training must
be adequate to do the work which the
schools nro undertaking.
Not only does this list represent the
best high schools of Nebraska , but
graduates are allowed entrance to the
stnto university without exnmlnntlon
In these subjects In which their at-
tnlnments nre duly certified. The list
Is published ench year In the univer
sity calendar nnd the University Jour-
FUNERAL OF AMASA COBB.
Will be Held Tomorrow From Door-
gan Home In Lincoln.
Lincoln , July. The funernl of Judge
Amnsn Cobb will be hold from the res
idence of John T. Dorgan tomorrow
General Cobb died nt the homo of
his daughter in Los Angeles Wednes
day. The remains were brought to
Lincoln where they will bo Interred
beside the remains of his wife who
died eight years ago. General Cobb
was eighty-two years of ago. Ho wns
president of the First National bank
of Lincoln until 1878 , and wns then
elected to the supreme court , serving
for fourteen yenrs , the Inst four of
which ho wns chief justice of the
court. He wns n veteran of the civil
LYNCH WATER WORKS.
Work on the System Is Now Nearlng
Lynch , Neb. , July 11. John Long
of Norfolk will finish the work of
ditching for the Lyncli water works
system this week.
MEANING OF THE RECEPTION FOR
_ _ _ _ _ _ _
AT DAYTON , OHIO , NEXT TUESDAY
H.IB Reformed Factory Conditions Un
til His Employes Stay With Him
nnd Perform Effective Work Influ
enced Changes In Other Factories.
( Kroin Snlimlny'M Dully ]
The plans for Pnttorson day at Dayton -
ton , O. , next Tuesday have attracted
country-wide attention because It Is
unique and furthermore because Mr.
Patterson Is deserving of the honor.
On that day It Is planned to hnvo the
noted cltl7.cn greeted by 40,000 women ,
tlio ontfio feminine population of the
town. Ho has done much for the
working woman and his reward will
ho to see thorn give this gratltultous
expression of good will. The men of
the town will give n gorgeous pnrndo
and the women hnvo plnnned the pres
entation of n memorial.
All of this makes the people wonder
what has boon Mr. Patterson's accom
plishment. Ho has established n
wholcsomo Inlluonco on the children
of his factory neighborhood through
his boys' gardens , which ho estab
lished and Is maintaining Ho has In
fluenced the beautifying of the homes
of Dayton through lectures on land
scape gardening and a practical ex
ample In the model factory grounds.
Ills effort In behalf of women em
ployes has had a wldo Influence. The
prime cause of his Interest lies In the
fact thnt about twelve years ago flvo
women left his employ for no appar
ent reason. At the same tlmo n large
consignment of goods from the fac
tory was returned from England ns
defective. The two facts sot Mr. Patterson -
torson on a line of thought thnt has
slnco resulted In matorlnl chnngos ,
Thnt there wns a connection between
the leaving of his employes and the
defective work of the factory was con
clusive to him nnd ho determined to
make the work attractive and the sur
rounding congenial. Ho hns succeed
ed so well thnt It is now snld that no
woman employed In the Dayton works
ever loaves except to bo married. One
day In pnsslng through the women's
departments Mr. Pnttorson snw nglrl
setting n tin bucket on the rndlntor.
Supposing It wns paste to bo warmed
he called the foreman nnd asked him
If ho had no bolter way thnn thnt for
heating the paste. He was Informed
that the bucket contained coffee for
the girl's lunch. Ho at once decided
that women or men could not work
without a substantial , well prepared
meal at noon , and this was the germ
that Induced his noted reform of fac
First Step In Welfare Work.
First of all , In the effort to provide
the women with the hot lunch , gas
stoves were placed In all women departments -
partmonts where the girls could heat
coffee and make other warm dishes
Then an nttlc was cleared and a crude
sort of dining room was established.
Next a comfortable dining hall was
fitted out In one of the main factory
buildings , whore each day five hun
dred girls wore served a wholesome
nnd attractive meal each day for the
nominal cost of twenty-five cents a
week. This dining hall hnd been used
until within the last week , when anew
now building just erected was set
aside for the use of 1,500 men and
women employes as n dining hall.
From providing for the gastronomic
welfare of the women It was only a
step to care for their health In other
directions. It was found that the or
dinary benches upon which women
sat while at work were conducive to
stooped shoulders , cramped lungs and
general fatigue. In tholr place com
fortable high-backed chairs with foot
rests , were put In place In the bindery
and other departments where the wo
Improves Factory Surroundings.
President Patterson decided that a
working man or woman could accom
plish more and perform the work bet
ter If working amid comfortable and
beautiful surroundings. Accordingly
the factory buildings have been made
unusually light nnd airy. The walls
are practically of glass , so great Is
the window space. The Interior of
the working rooms and the machines
used have been painted In light colors
and make the rooms bright and cheer
ful. Cleanliness is Insisted upon and
all scraps and waste are swept up
and carried away before the floor and
the work benches can become littered.
The women employes are provided
with aprons nnd sleevelets furnished
by the compnny twice a week and
laundered In the factory laundry.
To provide further for the physlcnl
comfort of the women , rest rooms have
been Installed In connection with all
the departments where girls are em
ployed. These rooms are furnished
with cots , easy chairs , bath , lavatory
nnd a medicine chest. Any girl who
becomes 111 or Indisposed while at
work has the privilege of retiring to
these rooms. Two nurses make daily
rounds of the rest rooms and the wo
men's departments , caring for any of
the girls who may desire their servic
Recesses for'AII Women.
Twice a day , at 10 n. m. and 3 p. m. ,
the women employes and the office
clerks as well are given a recess of
ten minutes. The girls generally
spend this time In callsthenlc exer
cises , which nro a welcome relief from
the monotony of sitting at a work
bench or a machine. At noon , after
luncheon , for which nn hour nnd twen
ty minutes nro allowed , the girls generally -
orally dnnce In the dining hall , where
n piano Is provided for their use.
Magazines nnd books nre to bo found
on the tables nnd ninny of the young
women put In tholr extra time read-
Ing. Some employ part of the noon
hour In taking wnlks to the ncnrby
woods or In sowing or doing fancy
work until the whistle blows.
The women of Mr. Patterson's fac
tory have formed a club , with n mem
bership of about 500 , called the Wo
man's Century club. This organiza
tion Is affiliated with both the state
and national federations of women
clubs. It has literary , musical nnd
other sections which encourage habits
of study among the members.
Girls Have n Dormitory.
The Woman's Century club has
leased the old Patterson homestead ,
a landmark of Montgomery county
since Dayton was a little village. This
homestead has boon converted Into a
dormitory for the girls who have no
relatives living In Dayton. "Rubicon
Homo , " ns the homestead Is now
called , has proved extremely popular
with the girls , who have been glad
to avail themselves of the opportunity
of living there. The homo Is managed
entirely by members of the Woman's
Century club and Is self-supporting.
Those are the things which Mr. Pat
terson hns done for the women In his
employ : Ho hns glvon them plensant
working conditions , has provided for
them a comfortable dining hall whore
wholesome meals are served , has
helped them to secure a model dormi
tory , and hns encouraged them to form
classes and clubs for self-Improve
Women outside his Immediate em
ploy ho has benefited by the example
which his factory hns set and which
other nmnufncturlng concerns nre has
tening to follow. For all this good
work the women of Dayton will unite
In doing him honor on his return from
Hall Sells to Hall.
W. O. Hall has sold his barber shop
In the Oxnard hotel to "Kid" Hall.
Mr. Hall left this morning for the east
and later will go to California , nnd
may remain there. He will take his
fust horses cast nnd may sell them.
PEOPLE OF THE TOWN HAVE
SPENT $3,000 ON IT.
IS NOW IN GOOD CONDITION
The Many Steep Hills That Had to
be Climbed Between Anoka and
Butte Made it One of the Worst In
Butte , Neb. , July 10. Special to
The News : After spending $3,000 on
the road between Butte and Anoka ,
Butte has bought a right of way
through the adjoining farms and here
after the roads will be in good condi
tion and there will be little trouble.
This road lias been one of the mosl
difficult to travel In the county , owing
to the many steep hills that it was
necessary to climb to reach Butte
from Anoka , and the fixing of the thor
oughfare ts a great relief to the people
ple who are obliged to travel It.
Fairfax , S. D. , Advertiser : The ar
rest of the Lunderman brothers am
Walter Connoroe sometime ago by the
authorities of Boyd county , Neb.
caused quite a sensation at the time
of their arrest and from the claims
made by tholr prosecutors it wns
thought the right clue had been found
for the prosecution of a band of horse
thieves who operated extensively In
Gregory and Boyd counties. These
men were arrested for the theft o
horses from Gee , Steele who lives in
Boyd county. They were brought into
court at Butte , Neb. , to answer to the
charges preferred against them nn <
for want of sufficient evidence they
were discharged. The defendants are
residents of the Rosebud reservation
and have many friends there who nev
er believed them guilty of the crime
charged nnd who will bo glad to learn
they were released. The defendant
were represented by H. M. Boorman o
Atlantic , Iowa , and A. H. Tingle o
Spencer Team Celebrates.
Spencer Advocate : On the evening
of the Fourth , when Dr. Howard o
Anoka , with his wife and children
started home one of his horses klckei
over the buggy tongue and becoming
frightened It was a hard matter t
stop the team but the doctor manage (
to do so when , fortunately , some men
near by went to their assistance nn <
hold the horses until the occupant
of the buggy were safely out. The
nil the trouble seemed to be at a
; end but the horse that was astride th
tongue ecamo frantic and , despite th
efforts of the men , the team brok
loose and , turning around , ran bac
two blocks , crashing Into a hltchln
post nt the corner of Dr. Skelton's o
fice. Here they were caught. On
horse wns found to be lamed and th
carriage In need of repair , so th
doctor procured a team nt the liver
barn and took his family homo. ]
wns , Indeed , n lucky escape from wha
might have proven r serious ncclden
II anybody has any harness repairIng
Ing to do , let him bring it in before
the spring Reason begins. Paul Nerd
OLD SOLDIERS OF NORTHERN NE
BRASKA WILL ASSEMBLE.
IT BEGINS NEXT WEDNESDAY
There Will be a Baseball Tournament
In Which Teams From Pllger , Plain-
view , Stanton and Creston Will Play
for Three Solid Days ,
Meadow Grove Is preparing for a
Ig tlmo all of the week , beginning
ext Wednesday , July 12 , when the
Id soldiers from all over northern No-
raska will assemble there to enjoy
iclr annual reunion. The ranks are
rowing less and less each year , but
lose who survive among the heroes
vho fought for the Hag , will get to-
ether and have rousing camp fires
nd old army songs. There will bo
n Imiiienso crowd In Meadow Grove
nd the citizens of the town nro mak-
ng great preparations for the enter-
R | inn out.
Among othur features will be the
asoball tournament foi three days.
On the first day Pllgor nnd Plnluvlow
vill play , for a purse of $75 ; on the
econd day Creston and Stanton will
Iny for $75 and on the third day the
vluncrs will play for a purse of $150.
The Stanton cadet band may play
t the reunion.
Wm. Smith went to Sioux City this
M. R. Snodgrass of Wayne was here
U. B. Mayes of Tllden was In the
Fred Neemyer of Columbus was in
own over night.
Mrs. Katie Soss of Winnetoon is a
Ity visitor today.
E. D. Barnes of Creighton was In
own this morning.
S. L. Bray , representing the Lincoln
Dally Star , Is in town.
Mrs. D. E. Best of Battle Creek is
visitor In the city today.
C. O. Williams of Meadow Grove
vas in town this morning.
Myrtle Wagner of Pierce was a visor -
: or In town yesterday afternoon.
E. D. Wood of Fullerton transacted
Mislness In the city this morning.
Frank Carroll of Creighton arrived
n town on the early train this morn-
Miss Fale Burnham has gone to
Madison , where she will spend a week
Albert Howell and Miss Anna At-
dns of Nellgh were city visitors Sat-
Miss Ethel Ranney of Ft. Atkinson
Wls. , Is n guest at the home of her
aunt , Mrs. W. H. Bridge.
John W. Bridge , who has been at-
ending Oberlin , Ohio , college , Is home
or his summer vacation.
Spencer Butterfleld left yesterday
for Buena Vista , Col. , for a camping
out trip in company with cousins.
Mrs. Mart Johnson of Spencer , who
icon * visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Clark , returned to her home Saturday
Mrs. Win. Graham nnd son , Willie
ind Mrs. F. M. Carder of Creighton
nre In the city on their way to Ho
Springs , S. D.
Mrs. Frank Hlrsch and daughter
Corrine , left last night for Hot
Springs , S. D. , for a two-weeks' visit
with her husband.
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Skeen and daugh
ter , Miss Ruby , went to Plalnview Sat
urday noon to spend Sunday with rel
atives and friends.
O. E. Wortensleben of Leavltt , a
representative of the Standard Sugar
company , was transacting business In
the city this morning.
Merrit Nichols , the corpulent rea
estate man of Foster , who has been in
the city most of the week , returnet
home Saturday noon.
Misses Carrie and Ruth Harding o
Omaha are in the city , guests of thel
grandmother , Mrs. McMillan. They
will remain several weeks.
Mrs. and Mrs. H. J. Miller and son
Theodore left nt noon today for Harl
Ington. Mr Miller will return Monday
and the others will remain two month
to visit her parents.
A. H. Backes , editor of the Pierce
Leader , was in the city this morning
He wns .accompanied by Mrs. Backes
and they were on their way to Platt
county for a short visit.
Sister Marae ( Maggie Horlskey
and her companion , Sister Damlen , de
parted Saturday noon for Slnslnawa
Wls. , after a two weeks' visit with th
Horlsky family and friends.
Mrs. Fannie Mnxwell nnd dnughte
Maud visited Mrs. Wm. Darlingto
last night. They are from Battl
freek , and leave today on the specia
car for the coast , where they expec
to make their home In future.
Miss Betsey Bnlrd of Akron , Ohio
who has been the guest of Miss Jos
ephlne Butterfleld. left last night fo
Casper , Wyo. , where she will spen
some time on a ranch with the fan
Ily of the governor of Wyoming.
Plalnview News : H. G. Corell an
wife returned homo Friday afternoo
from their western trip. While ab
sent they visited with U. E. Foste
and wife at Sedro-Woolley , Washing
ton , and many other points of inter
est. They report a swell time.
The premium list for the Madlso
county fair which will be held on th
fair grounds at Madison Septembe
2C , 27 , 28 and 29 , has been printed an
Is elng distributed by J. L. Rynearson
secretary. The list shows off well to
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exhibitors and there will be a good , , i |
object In making a display there this
full. The offerings nro liberal both by
the society and In a special way , and
those who have fine stock , good grains
and other products ns well ns works
of art In any line of endeavor will do
well to write the secretary for one of
the booklets. The speed program of
fers Inrgo purses nnd the side attrac
tions of the exhibition will be welt
worth seeing. The promise Is that
the attendance will bo large and that
there will bo ample reward for those-
who are Interested enough to go.
Win. B. Vail , one of the horsemen
interested In the track north of the
city , said this morning : "We would
be pleased to have everyone who has
a horse and buggy to drive around the
track as many times as they can , as
It now requires pncking. " The horse
men who maintain speedy animals at
the track are Interested In having the
track In condition for the balance of
the season thnt they mny get tholr
animals In thorough training for the
coming races In this section of the
state. With the let up of the rain
the track Is In good condition with
the exception of pncking of the soil -y
which constant use will give and it
Is hoped to have It in fine shape before - 1
fore the racing season opens.
Stanton Picket : Many Stanton people
ple regret that William Gerecko has
resigned as cashier of the First Na
tional bank and will cease to bo a
resident of the town. He left here
last Sunday morning with the inten
tion of going first to Waterloo , Iowa ,
and visiting several other places be
fore returning here. He will then
close up the remainder of his affairs
here and then go to Lamar , Colorado ,
to visit his son , Ed. Mr. Gerecke was
elected cashier of the First National
in June , 1890 , and filled the position
fifteen years. He Is a man almost uni
versally liked and is trusted and re
spected by all. His resignation leftn
vacancy In the office of cashier to
which position H. D. Miller was elect
ed. Mr. Miller has been connected
with the bank ever since he was old
enough to do business.
The Dixie carnival company closes
its week's engagement in this city to
night , and by tomorrow its various
tents , merry-go-round , Ferris wheel ,
high diving ladder and tank , and the
other paraphernalia , will have van
ished from the streets of Norfolk. Mr.
Thompson , who does the high dive , \ . /
gave another exhibition last evening ,
dropping from the top of a 60-foot lad
der right side up into a tank of wa
ter. He has been sick since the
Fourth , when he made three dives and
became chilled in the water , and last
night was the first time he was able
to appear again. He makes two dives
today , afternoon and evening. The
company has been contending against
unfavorable weather all the week and
as a consequence has not done a rush
ing business. As a whole the shows
of the carnival are clean and unob- jf
jectlonable , but the gambling grafts >
with It are rather on the shady order ,
although they are not doing enough
business to justify a kick.
CHILD HAS NARROW ESCAPE
Little Girl of Butte Is Nearly Drowned
in a Tub of Water.
Butte , Neb. , July 10. Special to
The News : The baby daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Stoltenburg , aged eigh
teen months , had a narrow escape
from drowning In a tub of water. The
water was standing on the floor of
the kitchen when Mrs. Stoltenburg
stepped out into the yard for a mo
ment. When she returned she found
that the child had fallen Into the wa
ter and was already unconscious. Her
cries brought help Immediately and
by prompt and vigorous measures the
child was resuscitated.
Hartlngton Country Club.
The first committee meeting was
held on Wednesday last at which It
was decided to build a large club
house. It was resolved to Issue thirty
shares of stock at $50.00 per share.
Those who buy the shares shall be
considered life members of the club
and shall he stockholders therein.
A splendid site has been procured
for the building at the edge of a pic
turesque grove. A bowling alley , ten
nis lawns and croquet lawns , in addi
tion to the golf links , will be Included.
Plans for the club house have been
prepared and will be ready for Inspec
tion In a few days.
Only thirty shares will be IssueJ.
First come , first served. Those desir
ing shares are requested to apply to
Sam Wilder , secretary-treasurer , or to
any of the officers of the Hartington
Golf club. Hartington Herald.
Rural Route No. 3.
W. F. Lehman is hauling off hogs.
Fred Heckman is building a new
Geo. Mather has been doing some
mason work at Hadar.
Kev. H. Spiering of southern 1111-
nols Is visiting with Fred Stengel.
J. M. Cottrell spent the Fourth of
July visiting friends in Holt county.
Burt Mapes and family are still
tenting on his farm three miles north
Some rye Is In shock , while other
fields are being cut. Winter wheat
Is about ready for the sickle. Barley
and spalts are nearly ripe. Quite a
good deal of haying Is being done ,
and corn is being laid by. A good
deal of it looks fine.
New Doctor at Butte.
Butte , Nob. , July 11. Special to
The News : Dr. Jeffers , recently of
Valentine , is opening an office In
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