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WRS. FRED SCHELLEY HURTS
HER HEAD IN A FALL.
CONCUSSION OF BRAIN RESULTS
Pell on the Back Steps and Her Head
Struck the Lower Step Martin
Machmlller , Jr. , Fell Into a Barrel
of Scalding Water.
Mrs. Fred Scholloy la suffering from
concussion of the brain which she sus
tained in a fall on the back nteps of
lior homo on North Seventh street late
this morning. At last reports she
was resting easily and there are hopes
that she will completely recover , al
though It will tnko some tlmo for the
results of the accident to bo shown.
Mrs. Scholloy was passing down the
stops nt her homo which lead from the
"back door to the walk when she slip
ped and fell , her head striking the
lower Btop , dealing her a ntunnlng
shock. Immediately after the acci
dent Dr. Mckay was summoned and
did all that could bo done for the re
lief of the patient. By the tlmo ho
reached the house a bump to the size
of a double fist had swelled up and It
was impossible to make n detailed
examination of the wound. However ,
lie hopes that If no moro serious de-
Tolopments result than are now shown
Mrs. Schelley will soon fully recover.
YOUNG MAN BADLY SCALDED.
Martin Machmlller , Jr. , Fell Into Bar
rel of Hot Water.
Martin Machmiller , Jr. , was very
seriously scalded last night about sun
down at his homo two miles west of
the sugar factory , by falling head first
Into a barrel of hot water that was
liolng used to scald hogs.
The young man , who Is twenty-one
years of age , was assisting at butcher
ing when the accident occurred. A
liog had been placed in a barrel of
scalding water to loosen the hair BO
that It might bo scraped and the un
lortunato man reached In to turn II
when his feet slipped from the plat
form on which ho was standing which
had been drenched with the boiling
water. He fell head foremost Into
the hot water nnd when ho was re
moved It was found that there were
deep and painful burns on his breats
abdomen and arms. In places the
skin came oft with the clothing thai
was removed. Dr. Mackay was sum
moned and gave what relief was pos
fllble , but this morning the young man
was reported to bo In terrible pain nnd
the wounds were considered very ser
lous. In some of the wounds the flesh
lias been exposed and the attending
physician Is considering the need o
skin grafting If young Mr. Machmlllor
recovers sufficiently to undergo the
THE COMMON STOCK SELLING AT
$200 PER SHARE.
THE ROAD IS FLOURISHING
The Railway World Says That the
Northwestern Is Getting to b
Looked on as an Extension of th
New York Central Casper Branch
fFrom Tuesdnv'n Datlv.1
According to the Railway World th
Northwestern Is In n flourishing con
dltlon. The common stock Is selling
above $200 per share. The World says
the road Is becoming to bo so essen
tlally a Vanderbllt line that it 1
looked upon as an extension of th
New York Central.
The system , Including the Chicago
St. Paul and Minneapolis , embraces 9
000 miles. The company has Just Is
sued $10,000 of now stock , increasing
the amount outstanding to $59,000,00
of common nnd $22,395,000 of pro
ferred. The bonds aggregate $159,000
000 , some of which bearing C or 7 po
cent , will soon mature and can bo replaced
placed by new Issues bearing much
In the past four years the mlleag
has Increased from 5,129 to 7,404 , no
Including the Omaha. The gross earn
Ings have Increased from $42,950,000t
953,334,634 and the dividends has in
creased from C to 7 per cent.
Casper , Wyo. , Is ono of the busies
places in the northwest Just now , fllle
as It Is with hundreds of men workln
on the grades for the Northwestern'
extension to the Shoshone reservation
The Northwestern is hauling groa
quantities of tics , bridge timbers am
other supplies there , and It Is believe
that the great amount of material 1
significant that the company will con
tlnuo the work of construction on t
the Wyoming line , nnd later to Sal
Lake City. State Journal.
Norfolk Hospital Contracts.
Contracts for a new building at Nor
folk asylum were awarded yesterda
by the board of public lands nnd bulh
Ings. A portion of the old bulldln
that was destroyed by fire Is to bo ro
built. This in addition to the thre
cottages and an administration build
Ing , will give room for many patient
nnd relieve the pressure on the hosp
tnl for the Insane nt Lincoln and th
asylum nt Hastings. Forty patient
nro now sleeping on the floor nt th
Lincoln hospital. The indications ar
that many dipsomaniacs will be crowi
(1 Into the Lincoln hospital within a
ow niontliB niul unless the Norfolk
sylum Is nl)1o to accept patients the
roflsuro will bo unusually great nt
There were only two bidders on the
ow building nt Norfolk , Kollnor &
Voorth , whoao prlco was $19,175 , and
D. Hornmn of Norfolk , whoso offer
JIB $17,109. The honrd awarded the
ontrnct to the lowest hlddor. Plumb *
ig nnd boating will bo done by F. C.
'hllllpfl & Co. , of Lincoln , whoso hid
as $3,027. The wiring for oloctrlc
glits will bo done by 13. C. Wcstcott
f Plnttnmouth for $083. Lincoln
Duroc Jersey Pigs ,
I have a few Duroc Jersey pigs , nil
f April fnrnnv , for snlo. Thcso pigs
ro of the best strains known to the
M. Mlhlll ,
1211 Philip Avenue ,
Norfolk , Neb.
PLAN IS DEVISED FOR STOPPING
BASIN IN NORFOLK AVENUE
A Reservoir Will be Created on Main
Street Above Thirteenth Deep
Ditches South on Thirteenth Will
Carry It to Elkhorn.
The surplus waters which rush
lown Jnto Norfolk avenue from Cor
poratlon gulch , draining the hills
northwest of the city Into the main
horoughfaro of the town and doing
mmcnso damage each year , arc nt
ast to bo curbed. A plan drawn up
) > * n commltteo of the present city
council has Just been approved nnd
the execution ordered.
The new plan contemplates nn en
tlroly different method of taking care
of the water than has > et boon pro
posed. It Is designed to make n basin
of Norfolk avenue Just above Thir
teenth street , a foot deep , Into which
the overflow will first strike when It
roaches town. Thirteenth street am'
Lho portion of Norfolk avenue east of
It will bo graded up higher so thai
liereafter no water will flow down
From the basin dug In Norfolk avenue
enuo the water will drop Into n dltcl
twenty feet wide nnd four or five
feet deep running south along the
west side of Thirteenth street. At
the alley In the first block , where n
culvert has been built across , the water
tor will divide , half of It going to the
east sldo of the thoroughfare ant
thence south In a ditch , parallel to
that on the west side of the street
Both these ditches will run south to
the Union Pacific railroad tracks
where tho' water will strike a deep
ditch , finally flowing Into the Elkhorn
At the alley adjoining the D. C
O'Connor property there Is at present
ent a small drain pipe , twenty-four
Inches In diameter. This will be torn
out and a bridge substituted. On Mad
Ison avenue there Is nt present a 15
Inch drain pipe , and this will bo sub
stltuted by the one taken from the
Will Raise Madison Avenue.
At Thirteenth street Madison ave
nue will be graded up so that the water
tor can not flow Into It nor east along
that street Into the city as It has
done before. By means of the ne\\
plan all of the overflow east Into the
residence portions between the tracks
and Thirteenth street will be shut off
The Main Street Basin.
The basin In Main street , Just at
the point whore the gulch crosses the
street now In an underground culvert
will be one foot deep and Into It wll
bo packed a largo amount of crushei
stone which will keep the street al
ways level and which will also guan
against the standing mud. This ba
sin will act as a reservoir , holding the
water from going east on the avenue
until it has tlmo to pour out into the
ditch leading south on Thirteenth
The water , too , which generally
overflows the gulch above Norfolk avenue
onue , going south across the Rom
Miller vacant lots , will finally empty
into this basin and will be halted her
instead of being allowed to continue
east toward town.
This , It IB hoped , will Btop the rlv
ors which run down Norfolk avenue to
Seventh street , there turning north
and finally landing In the Northfork
For years the gulch has been
problem of perplexity to residents on
the west side , as it has annually am
frequently moro than once a year
torn out gardens , ruined lawns am
damaged the streets.
The commltteo who drew up thl
plan are P. Stafford , chairman ; J. 8
Mathowson , A. H. Klesau and J. C
FINE CATTLE GET LOW MARKET
Special Train Shipped by Ray Broth
ers and E. W. Garvln.
The special tralnload of fine cattl
belonging to the Ray brothers and E
W. Garvln , shipped out of Norfol
Monday night , which arrived in Ch
cage this morning , struck the marke
at an unfortunate tlmo , the prlco o
cattle having fallen ten cents sine
yesterday. Cattle shipped out of Ba
tlo Creek last Saturday night by S. T
Naper struck the market yesterday o
a rising price. |
SHE LIGHTED THE FIRE WITH
RESULT QUITE THE USUAL THING
Explosion from , the Oil Caught Her
Clothing on Fire and Burned Her So
Badly that She Died After a Few
Hour * of Suffering ,
Mlmlon , Nob. , Aug. 5. Agnes
Schultz was burned to death nt the
onio of Clarence Wolcott , olght miles
orthweBt of Mludun. She lighted the
ire with korosouo oil , which Hashed
ut nnd caught her clothing ntlre ,
timing her HO badly that she died n
hort tlmo afterward.
Herbert Zutz wont to Hosklns this
B. L. Jackson of Burwell was In the
city over night.
H. Wenhouso of Howolls was In the
Ity this morning.
P. A. Shurtz wont to Sioux City this
nornlng on business.
C. 12. Dougthy went to Stanton this
nornlng on business.
W. A. Sutherland of Battle Creek
vns transacting business In the city
Miss Kathryn Boas arrived homo
Friday night from a two weeks' visit
n Sioux City.
Fred Ham of Sioux City Is visiting
at the homo of his father , I. S. Ham , on
North Ninth street.
Dr. H. J. Cole Is expected homo to-
ilght from his trip to Portland , and
other Pacific points.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gow nnd son
Gdwln went to Lincoln this morning
'or n visit with friends.
Misses Laura Durland and Nlua
Walker left this morning for a ten
ilays outing nt Lake Mlnnctonka.
The Lodor camping party , who were
enjoying nn outing near Stanton ,
broke camp yesterday afternoon.
Kditor F. L. Brando of the Pierre
Call arrived In the city on the early
morning train cnroiitc to Omaha.
Mra. J. W. Humphrey returned Frl
day night from a trip to Chicago and
a visit to her old homo at Belle Plaint1
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Krahn roturnei :
Friday night from their trip to Mil
waukee , Chicago , and other points cant
and north. .
Mrs. J. S. Leo arrived from New
York Thursday evening and will visit
relatives. Mrs. Leo Is a sister of Mrs
Mrs. Traclo Sedlacek and Mrs. A
Drabek of Spencer were In the city
on their way homo from a visit with
friends in lown.
Mr. nnd Mrs. W. M. Robertson am :
son Sidney returned Friday night fron
a visit with their daughter and sister
in Now York state.
Mrs. M. D. Tyler and son Kennetl
left this morning for a visit with her
mother at ML Carroll , 111.
Rov. S. F. Sharpless Is In the city
from Dulutb , Minn. , to look after prop
erty Interests and visit old friends and
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Nichols of Madi
son were in the city over night am
left on the 8:30 : train for a visit with
their son nt Plalnvlow.
Misses Lucy nnd Frances Harris
who have been visiting Norfolk friends
several days , left for their homo h
Chadron Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Powers of Neligl
expect to move to Norfolk , making
their homo with Judge and Mrs. Pow
ers on North Ninth street.
Mrs. H. H. Mohr and son Leo o
Pierce , and her mother , Mrs. Henry
Mohr of Wall Lake , Iowa , were in the
city Saturday morning on their way
to Sioux City.
Miss Elslo Grimm left for Fremon
for a few days visit at the Lutherai
orphans' homo and from there will go
to Denver , Col. , for a two months
vacation with friends.
Senator and Mrs. W. V. Allen o
Madison were In the city ever Frlda ;
night and left on the early train to :
Clarinda , Iowa , where the senator wll
deliver a couple of addresses at the
Dr. A. Bear and N. A. Ralnbolt wen
fishing Friday and caught BO man :
fish that they gave them away to
neighbors. Their reports do not exactly
actly tally ns to the number caught
but taking the story of cither it mus
have been n good many.
August Wepklng was In the clti
over night on his way homo to Crelgh
ton. Ho has been up In Perkins coun
ty since Tuesday looking for land. Hi
speaks well of the country and say
that land Is selling nt from $5 to $2.
an acre , and scarce at that prico. Mr
Wopking purchased a generous slice
John R. Smith nnd children of Unl
verslty Place , Neb. , were in the city
this morning enroute to their homo
They had been at Plalvlew where Mrs
Smith was burled Tuesday.
Mrs. B. Brown of North Tenth streo
left today for Columbus to visit ho
homo. Her brother Is a graduate thl
year of the National military ncadem
at West Point , nnd Is to bo nt horn
on a furlough. At the end of his leav
of absence ho will go on duty at For
Mayer , Virginia , and Mrs. Brown expects
pects to bo at homo with him durln
the greater part of his vacation.
Henry Haase returned last nigh
from Sioux City , where ho had bee
to see Mrs. Hnaso , who Is Just re
covering from the effects of a surglca
operation of three weeks ago. She 1
ow able to bo up nud about nnd will
o brought homo next Wodnondiiy.
Irs , HnuHo WIIB operated upon for gall
tonoH nnd WIIB out of bed In three
ookB after. Dr. Slnads performed
In A friendly Hculllo last night near
lie Western Union telegraph olllce a
ouplo of young men hut ted through
no of the windows and hud It to pny
Mr. nnd Mrs. Julius Kohl nro the
roud parents of n daughter who Just
rrlvod at tholr homo In Edgwntor
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Smith nro the
roud parcnlH of a pair of twhifl , n
oy and n girl. Onu of them wolghod
j and the other 8j pounds.
The general kitchen at Iho hospital
or liiHnno has been equipped with a
argo MnjoHtlc rnngo , placed through
llakemaii & Columiui , agoutH In thin
Ludwlg KoeulgHtoln linn cloned his
mule studio for a month nud leaven
oday for a camping outing In one of
ho pretty nooks In the neighborhood
The Christ Lutheran church society
s raining KB parochial school building
n South Fifth street nud will place a
emulation under It BO that It may bo
cntod by n furnace In the future.
The cutting of weeds and trimming
) f trees IIIIH been quite generally at-
ended to In Norfolk but there art ) ntlll
number of neglected Hpotfl that
night bo benefited by a treatment of
ho Hcytho or the ax.
Blakeman & Colenmn have Jimt
finished placing n heating plant In the
low M. E. church nt Meadow Orovo.
W. H. Dlakonmn of the firm wan nt
leadow Orovo nuporlntondliig the
The Pawnee Bill nhow people nro
Hitting up Homo nttractlvo ndverlln
ng matter for their exhibition hereon
on the 18th , nnd a largo number have
already taken In the beauties of the
Itoraturo. All available billing space
s bolug covered with the attractive
Miss Dorothy Boas IB nlno yearn old
.oday , and In honor of that event Hho
n entertaining a company of little
friends nt the homo of her parents on
Madlnon avenuo. It goes without Bay
ng that they nro all having a Jolly
With Pawnee Bill In Norfolk on the
18th and a rnco meeting on the 23d
and 21th , with other attractions sand
wlched In It IB not likely that Norfolk
will bo entirely lacking In entertain
inent during the month of August oven
hough It does happen along In mid
summer and during the dog days.
J. .F. Pfundor , who runs the WJnter
mrncBS shop In the Coylo building
ocked a dog In the store room when
: io went homo last night without know
Ing It. Mr. Dog objected to the Im
[ irlsonment nnd the front window look
Ing nearest to liberty to him ho went
through It Bonio tlmo during the night
after scattering the goods on display
Materials are here for another
farmers' telephone line , which will be
put In as soon as the construction gang
can reach It. The lines leaven the city
on First street going north and wll
! ) e about ten miles long. At the start
It will servo novon or olght customers
among them being W. F. F. Winter ,
C. F. Winter , C. F. Graham , Mr. Don
nor , Mr. Marquardt and Aug. Kaun.
The annual conference of the Meth
odlst Episcopal church , North Ne
braska , will bo hold at Albion begin
nlng September 14 , and the Moth
odlfits , ministers particularly nro be
ginning to prepare for the anticipate !
event , which to them Is the most 1m
portant gathering of the year , as then
Is when locations are changed and advancements
vancoments made and the business o
the conference generally will bo nt
Lended to. There will bo a largo num
her of ministerial and lay delegates in
attendance and Albion In preparing to
nicely entertain all the visitors.
Mr. nnd Mrs. James Walton were In
a little runaway accident on Madison
avenue near the Episcopal church Inn
evening. The horse they were driving
became frightened at a branch tha
caught In the wheel nnd started to
bolt. Mr. Walton bad a firm hold on
the lines and checked the animal sud
donly. The horse objected to this
movement and registered a proton
with Its heels , kicking ever the dash
board and breaking ono of the shafts
In one of its lunges It throw Itself , and
Mr. and Mra. Walton got out with th
assistance of bystanders. The lady
was badly frightened but noon recover
ed her composure and the broken shafi
and dashboard were the only damng
FREEMAN BROTHERS COMING
Will be Here all This Week Unde
Auspices of the Firemen.
Chief McFarland of the Norfolk fir
department received a telephone message
sago announcing that Freeman Bros
will bo here all this week undo
the auspices of the Norfolk flro de
partment , with their electrical theatr
nnd vaudeville performance. Perfor
mances will bo given every evening
In their spread of canvas , with a
change of program each evening.
This is a strictly high class pro
duction , clean and moral and those
who attend will bo well repaid. The
first performance will bo given Mon
A first class elghty-acro tract of im
proved land , splendid location , good
soil , all lays level and nice , only five
miles from Norfolk , Nob. Prlco right.
G. R. Seller ,
Norfolk , Nebraska.
ESTERDAY WAS GALA DAY FOR
HEY TOOK THEIR FAMILIES
dgewnter Park Proved a Comfortable
Spot Yesterday Afternoon nnd the
Firemen Enjoyed the Recreation to
the Limit Contest Resultn.
IKroin Mnmlnv'H Dnlly 1
Norfolk nro Inddlnn with tlmlr
rleudn ami famlllen , enjoyed to the
mil their picnic In Edgewnter park
oHterdny afternoon. It proved to bo
in most niicronnful plrnlo ever at-
juipled by the organization. The nf-
I'riionn panned quietly and without din-
irlmure , every feature ndvertlited bo-
: ig pulled off at nrhedulo tlmo. In nc-
ordanro with the roHolulloiin panned
y the fire department , there wan no
eor nn the grouudn and the boyn dem-
unlrated that they could have a
nighty good tlmo without It. The of-
cern thin morning oxprenned them *
elven an highly plenned over the ro-
lilt of thin elimination.
A largo crowd of people were on the
roundn nil afternoon anil ovor\ mill *
In wan nn oujoyablo ono. There wore
hroo baseball gatiicn , tugn of war , run *
lug rarrn and ether nportn nnd
iniiHoinontn. Lomoundo wan din-
diined without clmrgo to the firemen
ud their famlllen , nud It wan the real ,
; enuliio nrtlnlo with no adulteration ,
In the morning the Mnnt ITono rouv
mny bent the Hook nud Ladder1 de
artment 9 to 3 ; In the afternoon the
Mnnt Ilono company bent Iho Queen
Ity boyn and latnr the Hooks bentthn
West Sldo people , 13 to 3. The prlzo
'or ' theno ganion was a baseball.
In the tug of war the five young men
who won It were glvou taffy for a
prlzo , that they might further uno
heir strength In pulling.
In the Rlrln * footrace Martha Winter
, von firnt prlzo and Amelia Thlokn the
In the boyn' footrace Daniel King
won first nnd Churlon Wald took nee
end placo. The wlnnorn of the foot' '
aeon were given tickets to the ntand
Firemen Run Races.
In the firemen's footrace the Hook
nnd Ladder department won flrntplnco
gaining a yard of green ribbon for n
In the ring rnco Adolph Pnnowalk
won flrnt prlzo and wan given a collu
In the tug of war the Went Sldo Poole
) lo beat the Hookn nud the Mast corn
imny defeated the West Sldo.
At pitching horneshocn Annlntan
3hlof William Medina won first prize
nnd wan given a plug of hornonhoo to
The fun was not ended until late Inn
evening. Though hot In the city , tin
bankn of the Northfork proved to In
cool nnd Inviting and the firemen am
heir families spent a comfortable af
ernoon , as well nn pleasant ono , In
tholr picnic recreation.
Btirt Mapes wont to Madison today
E. G. Malone of Columbus was in
the city over night.
Frank McWhorter of Foster was In
the city yesterday.
M. G. Wells and Frank Schuylo
, voro city visitors yesterday.
Geo. Berry of Wayne was a buslncHB
visitor In town this morning.
Sheriff E. E , Frlsblo of Nollgh
n the city over night Saturday.
E. F. Huso went to Hawarduu , Iowa
this morning for a short visit.
Mm. Geo. O'Toolo was In the clt
over Sunday visiting her husband and
two sous. She returned to her homo
n Omaha today.
F. Moore of Crclghton trannactc (
) iislne.ss In Norfolk thin morning.
W. J. Houston of Plainviow was in
the city this morning on his way tc
Mrs. C. S. Parker has gone to Kcar
noy to visit with Mr. Parker's sister
for a month.
Hon. N. C. Pratt , wife and daughter
are In thq city , guests nt the homo of f
W. R. Hoffman.
Mrs. E. E. Mlllor left this morning
with her husband on his trip to Fre
mont and other towns down the lino.
Mr. Mlllor Is a traveling man.
E. M. Huntlngton returned on his
automobile Saturday evening from n
visit to his farm near Tlldon.
MissoB Lillian Dognor nnd Adolla
Bucholz wont to Stanton yesterday to
visit friends and relatives a few days.
Mrs. B. O. Mount accompanied Mar
garet BIrchard to Omaha on Saturday.
Ruth BIrchard Is still hero and will
remain for a longer visit
Mr. nnd Mrs. Chas. Tabor loft yes
terday at 11 o'clock for Portland ,
where they will take In the exposition.
Enrouto thny will visit relatives at
Salt Lake City.
C. H. Vail of the Oxnard , returned
last night from attending the North
western Hotel Men's association , held
nt Minneapolis. Ho reports a very en
joyable tlmo. The next meeting of the
association will bo held In Omaha.
Mrs. M. J. Croxoll of Loup county ,
and Mrs. Llzzlo Freeman of Nellgh ,
niece and sister of J. M. Livingston ,
are visiting at the latter's homo on
North Eighth street. Mr. Livingston
had not seen his nleco for forty years.
Dr. F. M. Slsson , presiding elder of
the Norfolk district , held services nt
the M. E. church last evening , return
Ing to his homo In Stanton at noon to
day. Tomorrow he goes to Kearney
( o I a lie pnrl In the annual ournmpmont
if the Nebraska National guard , of
vhlch ho In chaplain.
H F Ernkliio'n now $ ! lfiOO ronldenco
in North Ninth Htreet In completed
ml the family will move Into It xonio
line thin week.
Pawnee Hill ban combined the wild
vent and the far east anil will nhow
vhal ho IIIIH mndo by the combination
ti Norfolk AugUHl IK.
A hall nlorm on the Albion branch
f the Northwestern railroad did con *
Iderublo mu'lotiH < lanmin ; to cropn In
ho neighborhood of Albion and Petern *
inn ; Friday nlghl. Many ucren were
Another car loud of furniture nnd
, wo earn of coal nro on track for the
lonpltnl for IIIHIIIIO. I. T. Cook , who
ban the contract for carting the stuff
out on the hill , ban ten teamn engaged
In the work.
W. J. ( tow and llro. have hung up n
laiidHomo now nlgu at the corner of
' 'otirth and Main nlreetn calling Iho
attention of the public to tholr new
'arm loan olllce In ( ho rear of the Clt *
zuiin National bank.
Htreet ( . 'omiulnnlouer Ulchoy In today
railing nud ditching Mndlnou avenue
letweon the traclui and Iho went end ,
n an endeavor to drain off nurpliiH
water which ncrumulaten after a rain
and which fiixnln lawiin In that vicinity.
The wedding of Mary Bailer to Mr.
Mlllor ChlHteiiHon In announced for
lext Wediienday afternoon , at the
homo of HID lirlilo on South Fifth
utreot. The couple will make their
homo In Pierce , where Mr. ChlntoiiHon
In In buHlnenn.
Yenlorday wan the twentieth anni
versary of Mr. and Mm. Herman Duo *
tow , who llvo a few mllen west of the
city on Main street. In honor of the
occasion a very largo crowd of frleudii
were Invited In and the day was Im-
moimely enjoyed nutll late In the oven-
In Just another mouth the nchool pu-
plln and tholr tencliern will be nnkcd
to roHiimo their dutlon In the various
nchool hounou of the city that have
long been cloned for the summer va
cation. They have mndu the most of
the vacation and will take hold with
renewed vigor giving and receiving
the liintructlon that gocn toward the
making of the commercial , literary
and profcHHlonal men and women of
Mayor Friday , 8. D. Howe anil wife ,
and A. E. Craig and wife npent ycntor-
day at the homo of John Ray , went of
the city. The vlnltorn enjoyed the out-
lug very much , the greater portion of
the tlmo belli ) ; npeut under the trees.
While there the whole party superin
tended the weighing of a bunch of 100
fat cattle , the total weight of which
wan 140,200 , or nn average t , 1402
pounds t-ach head. Ono monibor of
the party onld It wan the best lot of
cattle ho had ever BOOH. They will bo
shipped to Chicago tonight. t
Minn Emma Marquardt iiuflprod n
badly bruised eye from the of.-ctB of
a kick by a Shetland pony yesterday
afternoon. She had dropped n hand
kerchief a llttlo way behind the heels
of the animal nnd was Btooplng to pick
It up when the pony kicked. A steel
nhod hoof Btruck MBB ! Marquardt Just
above the left eye and two Btltchcn
were required to now up the wound.
No florloun results are anticipated. It
wan only a few monthn ago that MBS !
Mnrquardt'B brother , Robert , was shot
through the iegn with a revolver. Ac
cidents In the family are coining In
Insensible as n result of largo hall
stoucH which fell nnd bumped him
upon the head , Paul Boltz , agon ten ,
who liven on the farm of his parents
near Stanton , came near a disastrous
end In the Ktonu of a couple of weeks
ago. Ho and Warren Holtzruan , aged
ton , were out in the field when the
storm came. The big ball stones
knocked the Bcltz lad down nnd ho
became unconscious. With presence
of mind , the Iloltxinnn lad dragged his
companion under a bridge two miles
west of Stanton and they remained
there until the creek , swollen by the
rain , flooded up to the edge of the
bridge. In danger of drowning , the
Hcltzmnn lad wan bewildered. Ho
finally dragged his unconscious com
rade from under the bridge to a farm
house. There hot lemonade was given
the boy and ho finally came out of his
unconscious condition ,
Hon. W. M. Robertson of this city
has been Invited to speak at the old
sellers' picnic In Wayne on August 17 ,
which is to bo made the occasion of a
great gathering of pioneers of the
county. Mr. Robertson Is In very good
position to talk to the old sellers of
Wayne county , particularly , as ho
came near being a resident of that
county In an early day. When ho
started for the west It was with the In
tention of locating In the town of La
Porto , at that time consisting of a
brick court house and two or three llt
tlo shacks , and the only town in the
county. When ho arrived in Omaha ,
however , he was Informed that Wayne
county was not much bettor than a
desert , had no prospect of a railroad
and that It never would amount to any
thing. He was advised to come to
Norfolk , which oven then was recog
nized as the future center of the north
ern part of the state , and he took the
advice. Now Wayne county has de
veloped Into ono of the richest coun
ties In the stale , and is Iraversed by
railroads , demonstrating that the judg
ment of the pioneers was not always
good. However , ho made no mistake
In coming to Madison county , nor
could ho have made a mistake if ho
had located in any county of northern
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