The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, August 25, 1905, Page 7, Image 7
HHL1 NOT TRUE THAT DR. ALDEN AND DR. GREEN CONFLICT. REPORTED DY LINCOLN PAPER The Matter of What Kind of Patients Shall be Sent to the Norfolk Hospi tal Will be Decided by the State Board A Daby at the Hospital. The Lincoln Evening News Is au thority for tlio statement tlmt Superin tendent Alilcn of the Norfolk hospital prefers men patients to women and f that Dr. Grocno wants to send women to Norfolk , the conflicting dcHlrcs forming a disagreement. Dr. Alilcn was called up this mornIng - Ing and he denied that there Is any controversy between ho and Dr. Green over the matter of which kind of pa tients shall lie shipped to'the Norfolk hospital. Dr. Alden says that he needs the assistance that the ahlo hod- led patients could give him very Imdly In clearing the grounds , which are still covered with debris from the fire which destroyed the hospital three years ago , and feels that by fairness and right this class of patients should bo sent to him . It Is a matter which the board of public lands and buildings will have to settle , and this board Is expected to visit Norfolk as soon as they return from Portland , whore they helped celebrate Nebraska dny at the exposition. In furnishing the cottages It was done on the theory that one of them only would be devoted to the treatment of women patients , but the doctor says they can bo rearranged If the board so orders. With the thirty-five women patients who were brought from Lincoln on Saturday was a boy baby seven months old belonging to one of the patients. A baby In an institution of this kind Is rather an unusual thing but the little fellow seems to be getting along all right and Is the pet of the hospital. As the Infant seemed to have no name when ho came hero , he has been of ficially designated as "Mascot" by the doctor , and he seems to wear the cog- nomcn well. Following Is the story reported In the Lincoln News : There Is a surplus of female patients at the Lincoln hospital for the Insane which Is likely to go bogging for ac commodations , unless Superintendent Alden of the Norfolk asylum rcldnts and concludes to take another ship ment to his Institution. Saturday nl 7 o'clock thirty-five women in charge of the Norfolk superintendent am three attendants came down town on the street cars and boarded a North western train for Norfolk. This num her will about fill one of the cottage buildings , leaving two for occupancy with the main building , which Is about to be repaired for use. Dr. Greene superintendent of the Lincoln hospi tal , has a large numerical preponder nnce of women patients and Insists that Alden take his share , while the latter demands that the next shipment be men who can be used In straighten Ing up the Institution and clearing the grounds. That Is the rock on which they have split and the question sttl remains unsettled. The total number of inmates at the Lincoln Institution Is about G50. Of these fully two-thirds are women. This proportion has been due to the fact that after the fire at Norfolk Dr Kerns of the Hastings asylum for the Incurables was unable to care for as many women as men , with the resuli that Dr. Greene Is overstocked with females. Since the condition Is due to the fire at Norfolk , he Is Inclined to wards the view that Alden ought to take them back. The reason for the evident lack of desire to accommodate women Is explained by the fact that men can be used about the Institution In various capacities , thereby reducing the per capita cost and making the good showings which the superlnten dents under the present admlnlstratloi are so desirous of making. They are considered especially desirable by Dr Alden , who 1ms an Immense lot o work to do in getting the grounds into shape. They can also bo employed in i the vegetable garden and on the farms thereby reducing the cost of employing laborers. Badly Overcrowded. Still another potent reason for the desire of the Lincoln hospital author Hies to reduce the female populatioi Is the fact that the Institution is stil overcrowded and it Is more difficult to care for the women under such condl tlons than It would bo to care for the men. Steward Gllmoro stated tha thirty-five or forty of the patients have been sleeping on the floor recently and the shipment Saturday wll not relieve the pressure enough to give all of them beds even now. Such con dltlons are regarded as dangerous , not withstanding the fact that many of th patients are mild and easily controller Just such overcrowding was rcspons bio for the death of McCartney las fall. It Is only by the use of the great cst precautions that trouble Is avoidcc and the conditions necessitate a con slderablo Increase In the number o attendants. At the present time , It I stated , about the maximum number o attendants are on the payrolls , and 1 will have to bo kept there as long a the overcrowded conditions remains That goes to swell the per capita cos It Is estimated that there are 10 ( women at the Lincoln hospital who belong long In the Norfolk district and ough to be cared for at that institution There arc , also , many men who hav ecu sent from that district and under lie old plan of distribution belong at ho northern Institution. PATIENTS AT HOSPITAL. Women Occupy the West Cottage Vis iting Days Announced. The thlrty-flvo women patients who lave just been brought to the Insane lospltal hero are now nicely housed In ho west cottage of the Institution andre ro getting along well. No men mvo been moved Into cottages as yet ut they will bo this week. In about on days Dr. Alden contemplates mov- ng another crowd of patients men : ils time from Lincoln to Norfolk. Visiting days at the hospital will bo Tuesdays and Thursdays. TWENTY-EIGHT HANDSOME ANI MALS ALREADY THERE. FOR THE RACES OF THIS WEEK All Roads Lead to Norfolk Today and All of Them are Being Well Used. This Week Opens Events In North ern Nebraska for Fair. [ From Momluy's Dully. ] With twenty-eight handsome racing lorses In the city , every stall at the ace track stables occupied and space icing rented for the standard bred bo ngs at the local livery stables , the veok which Is to open the racing sea- on on the short shipment circuit In northern Nebraska began auspiciously odny. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week the first races of the se ries will bo pulled off In Norfolk. The track Is In excellent shape for ho events , In spite of the rains of ast week , and today's packing has made It as hard as pavement. The grand stand Is completed and all ready or the crowds that will gather at thou u rf. rf.All All roads lead to Norfolk today and ill roads are being we'l employed , too , for from every direction there Is n constant stream of fine horses. Among those who arc expected to- lay are the Kay brothers of Ncllgh , who at one time wanted to locnto per- nanently here. Among those who inve already arrived are Jim Young of Fremont , who has the animals of STlck Cronln and Wells Bros. Young s a negro. John Carken has arrived from Ips wich. S. D. , with a horse for tl"j free- tor-all named John A. Hicks. J. T. Greer of Wntertown , S. n. , has irrlvcd with Harry Booth , for the rac es of this week. Driver Ciishman of Ponder Is here with Astramont , a son of Burtwood. Two gallopers have already arrived. Following the races here there will be meeting at Cattle Creek , Stanton , Neligh , Crelghton and Madison. This short shipment circuit will make one of the finest series of races that has over been known in this section of the state and will be attended by fine horses ses from everywhere. "CIGARETTES , OR WE PERISH. " The Indians , Japanese , Turks and Egyptians of a Circus. Because they can not smoke cigar ettes In the state of Indiana , on ac count of the new law there , circus em ployes arc threatening to leave. The circus employes of the Pawnee Bill show , while in Nebraska kept on smok- ng cigarettes , in spite of the law. A dispatch from Shelbyvllle , Ind. , says that there was consternation In the camp of the foreigners and Indians with a circus here yesterday over the order of the owner that the men and women should comply with the In diana cigarette law and cease smoking while In the state. Many of the men are under contract to remain with the circus until the close of the season. So desperate arc some of them for their cigarettes that they threaten to jump their contracts and go to other states where they can be free to smoke anything they please. A meeting was hold and speeches were made protesting against the law. Finally It was decided to make a di rect appeal to Governor Hanly , and the following message was sent : ' "Governor J. Frank Ilnnly , Indian apolis : The Turks , Egyptians , Japan ese , Hindoos and Indians with a circus hero have been deprived of cigarettes What shall we do ? Wo nsk protection "Chief Iron Bird. " At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon they were standing around In groups awaiting the governor's answer. Lasl night another meeting was held am as the owner of the show insists thai the laws of Indiana shall not bo violated od the foreigners served formal notice on him through their Interpreter , Iron Bird , that unless tney are permitted to smoke cigarettes , they would quli the show so long as It remains In In dlana. Governor Ilnnly has made no replj to their request for protection In their pursuit of happiness. Two Fires at Crelghton. Ccrlghton , Neb. , Aug. 18. Special to The News : There were two fires hero last evening. Fire at the homo o Lawrence Thompson , a stock buyoi near town , started in the chlmne > from a defect hut was extinguished before a great deal of damage wa done. The city flro department made a run and put out the fire. Flro In the barn of Henry Mecke caused by a stroke of lightning , destroyed stroyed the building and contents The loss on the barn was $250 and th loss on the harness and bay was $100 ELK CREEK IN DAKOTA COUNTY FLOODS LOW LANDS. SOUGHT TO DIVERT CHANNEL Some Farmers Want the Channel Changed and Others Remonstrate. Matter Finally Gets Into the Courts , Where It Will be Settled. What promised to bo a red hot BOH- Ion of the board of county coinmls- loners of Dakota county was nipped n the bud early In the session by Shor- ft II. C. Hanson serving a restraining rdor on Woods M. Hllomaii , Lewis llanchnrd and Thos. C. llnlnl , com- ulsslonors and W. L. HOHH , county lork , Issued from the olllco of the lork of the district court , restraining aid parties from In any manner iimk- ng or causing to be made any change n the natural course of 131U crook , or rum doing any act or thing In tola- Ion to the proposed clinngo of the hannel of 131k crook which will result n a change of Its natural course , or rein diverting or causing to bo divert- d the waters therefrom. Michael I off man appears as plaintiff In the ctlon with Jepson & Jepson of Sioux City as his attorneys. The an- wer day for the defendants Is Soptom- > or IS , so matters are tlod up for a noiith , which scorned to take a rcspon- Iblllty off the shoulders of the com- ulsslonors for the present. All eemod glad to bo relieved. For a lumber of years past , and more espe cially last spring , Elk crook , which tins from west of Jackson Into Omaha crook and thence Into the Missouri Ivor , overflows Its banks during the spring rains and Inundates several Kindred acres of farm lands which otherwise would bo as valuable- any n the county. Agitation ripened Into action and on the 5th Inst. a petition vas filed with the board of county coin- nlsslonors by Thos. Sullivan , Fred InrtclH and Thou. J. Hnrtnott , asking ho commissioners to view the con- lltlon existing , and asking them to llvort the waters of Elk crook from emptying into the Missouri river , and change the channel so ( hey would empty Into the Jackson lake , owing to ho overflow , public health , conveni ence and public welfare. The commis sioners viewed the land and crook and ind a survey made. Harry Goodfollow , I. A. Hall and a number of others filed Ejections to the petition of Sullivan ot al on the grounds that the commis sioners had no jurisdiction , authority or right to change the course of Elk crook , said change would not be con- luclvo to public health , convenience or welfare ; that proposed route Is not lost or most practicable ; that a major ity of the members of the board of county commissioners are disqualified from acting on said matter by reason ) f their owning lands affected thereby , and by reason of their direct personal nterests therein. It Is understood that Ibis last objection Is the one on which the Injunction was based. The file of County Clerk Ross Is literally filled with petitions , cross petitions , objec- : lens , etc. , relating to the matter which iiave been signed by property owners and those affected by the proposed change. TUESDAY TOPICS. Sheriff Clements came down from Tllden last night. Rev. W. R. Peters returned from Elosklns yesterday. Cy Greek , a cattle man of Genoa , was in town over night. Mrs. E. L. Fisher of Genoa was In the city over night and loft this morn ing for Emerson. Miss Mao McNeil has gone to Omaha for a two weeks visit with relatives. M. F. Thomas , a merchant of Madi son , was in the city over night on his way to Sioux City. W. O. Leo and family came down from Dorsoy this morning , cnrouto to Sioux City to visit friends. Miss Fannie Norton left yesterday for a western trip. She will visit Col orado Springs and Salt Lake City. E. E. Kennedy , J. L. Howell and son Dorsoy Howell , race horse men of Al- lilon , are here to attend the races. F. A. Benders and son George of Omaha , who have boon In town sev eral days , left this morning for Win- side. side.Mrs. Mrs. Lulkart and Stella are expected liomo tomorrow from Excelsior Springs , Mo. They visited a few days at Stella , Neb. , enrouto homo. Mr. and Mrs. J. II. McGlnlteo and R. Vaughn of Bonestecl accompanied A. Hoeman to Sioux City this morning , where the latter Is to bo placed In a hospital. Mrs. Nick Efflo of Verdlgre was In town this morning. She was on her way to Columbus , whore her father Frank Hentges , Is very sick In the hospital. Misses Julia and Ina Martin , who have boon visiting at the homo of Frank Davenport , loft this noon for Chicago whore they will visit their sister Mrs. Roy Read. Goo. Dudley , sr. , who has been occti pylng the Baptist parsonage , will inovo into Mike Endors' brick cottage on South Eighth street. Rov. and Mrs T. II. Dabney will move Into the parsonage sonago soon. Wm. Preitsker , wife and two chll dren , Mrs. A. Schmodo and son Gcorgo Mrs. A. Zacherts and daughter Ilelci and Mrs. E. T. Mlttolstadt , returnee today from Laurel , where they have been visiting since Saturday. After having sufficiently ropnlrei his sprained back and hip , Chas. Hard ng , accompanied by Mrs. Harding , tilth , Carrlo and Mack , loft today In heir touring car for n trip through own. MlnnoHota and Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Nicola , who liuvo boon lolling at the homo of A. J. Dnrlaud luco the first of Juno , loft this noon or their homo In Washington , Iowa. 'lu y go by way of Missouri , where Ir. Nlloca has a largo farm and other titorostH. F. 13. Seaman , the gonlal claim agent f the Great Northern railroad com- iiiuy , passed through the city yostor- ay onrouto south. Mr. Seaman loiiglit the right of way for the Great Northern , formerly known an the Pa- Illc Short line , and IIMH boon connect- d with the company twenty years. The number of young women horse- iack riders In Norfolk Is InoroaHlng. 'he rldei'H have adopted the custom f riding astride. The Woman's club of Tllden will be he gucHts of Mrs. N. Mitt/on lomor- o\v The visit of the ladles IH HO lined that they can make the races ne of the features of the day. II IH reported from the country that lie chickens are getting pretty well rown and that there IK considerable hooting going on now. The season or killing the birds will begin a week 'rnm next Friday. Miss Carrie TliompHmi entertained company of young girls al a dinner arty at her home In The Heights hist veiling. It was a Jolly crowd of prol- y little misses and they all enjoyed honiHolvos very much. While horseback riding with a parly f friends the olhev day , II. II. Snyder , commercial traveler , was kicked by n animal alongside and for a time It vas feared that ho had HiiffortM brok- n bones. Later his Injuries were ( Hind to bo of no serious consequence. It is learned through private corres Hindoneo that Manager Wlolzor of the toeky Ford sugar factory recently met vlth a serious accident In a runaway , le was thrown from the buggy and truck ( ho ground In such n milliner hat his log was broken at the ankle , lie bone protruding through I he flesh. I'he Injury was so disastrous liml It vas found necessary to HOIK ! for a surgeon from Pueblo to take euro of t. Mr Wlet/.or has many friends In \orfolk who will hope that ho may ecovor rapidly. The- Norfolk Business colloRO has lettoi prospects than over before al his tlmo. More students are enrolled from outsldo of town for the term of school which opens about the first of September than have ever boon In school before. Ebon Perry , who has mil charge of the Hold work for the In stitution , has bean quite successful In Milistlng interest In the college , and ho las secured a flattering number of enrollments. This Is nil very encnur- iglng to Prof. Brake , who Is a most thorough teacher and does excellent work , but he finds himself confronted ty a new problem , and that Is to find ilaces for students to board. There s no regular students' boarding house n Norfolk and families of residents must be depended upon for a tlmo at east to take care of the people who como bore to attend school. Many louses have extra rooms which could iust as well bo occupied as not , and It would well pay any family so situated .o take one or more students. One or two at a table will cost practically nothing extra , as there Is always enough for one more , while two board ers would pay the grocery bill of the iverage small family. By filling up the vacant rooms , the families can not only benefit themselves but they can confer a great favor upon the business college. WOMEN BOOM LAFOLLETTE. Tout the Senator-Governor as Candi date for President. Gov. LaFollotto will bo the next president of the United States If the women of Wisconsin can have their way , according to Mrs. E. M. Springer of Springfield , WIs. Mrs. Springer Is engaged in the mercantile business. "We are going to make Gov. LaFol- otto president of the United States In 190S. through the women of the na tion , " sbo said. "The movement Is lust starting among the women of Wis consin. Wo shall make an appeal to the women of the entire country to exorcise their influence toward seciir- ng a worthy successor to President Roosevelt three years henco. "Already wo have organized the Wisconsin Women's La Folletto league which , when wo have raised sufficient money , will branch out , and then prob ably wo will establish headquarters In Chicago. The movement Is Intended to appeal to republican and democrats alike. Our theory Is that a man of strong homo life Is the right man to bo at the head of this nation. " GIRL CAUGHT A "FOUL. " And Thus Saved Her Father From BeIng - Ing Struck and Killed. Ills daughter's ability to catch a swift ball saved aged Richard D. Unities from receiving painful Injuries at a ball game In Philadelphia. Halnos is an enthusiastic "fan" and attends ball games regularly. Ho always Is accompanied by his daughter , Mary Halnes , 17 years old. The two were sitting In the front row of seats in the grand stand to the left of the pitcher's box. The scat was not protected by a wire netting. A swift foul flew straight toward the seat occupied by Mr. Halnes. The girl sprang from her seat and stretching forth both hands caught the ball. It stung greatly and brought tears to the her eyes , but she clung to it. The ball would have struck her father squarely. FRAUDULENT CLASSIFICATION OF CUDAN TOBACCO. WRAPPERS LISTED A3 FILLERS United States Government Is Said to Have Been Fleeced Out of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Scandal Is Being Unearthed , A Runsatlnn In the treasury depart ment , which will make all other do- imrtiuent scandals look like a firefly tieslde a house on IIro , Is Imminent , ac cording to n Washington report. II Is known that the customs and In ternal revenue divisions of the trea sury have been under llro for Home time : The In vest Igal Ions , however , luivo been so quietly conducted by secret service men that the first Ink ling the public had of It wits when It WMS announced Dial three Inspectors if Internal revenue had been dis charged. It Is now claimed that Uuolo Sam lins been fleeced out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by fraudulent elnsslllcallon of Cuban leaf tobacco. Under our commercial treaty with Cuba the Dlngley act was amended so that It reduced the rates on leaf to- liacco to lift cents per pound of what Is known as "filler leaf tobacco. " On what Is called "wrapper , " thn duty Is $ .85 per pound. II Is claimed that hundreds of bales of Cuban tobacco , which leaves Ha vana as wrapper tobacco , Is admitted Into the United Slates as filler. To day's Issue of a tobacco Journal points out a specific Instance Involving a transaction of largo proportions be tween Havana , Tampa and Now York. NO JAP SWEAR WORDS. Therefore , Declares Enthusiast , Jnpo Have Great Culture. Japan has the greatest civilization in the world , becnuso II has no strikes , trusts , labor unions , saloons , "billion aires , " cable ears , clrensses , fool bull , baseball , golf or swear words In Its language This , at least , Is Iho belief of Professor Toyoklehl lyenngn. a loo- furor al the University of Chicago , lln tnndo 'he declaration yesterday In speaking on the "Itlso of Japan. " HARVEST HAND STUDENT. Toledo Newspaper Man Emulates Walter Wyckoff. His face tanned to a deep red by exposure to the boat of tho'harvest field and his hands swollen and blis tered by hard labor , W. B. Eastwood , a newspaper man of Toledo , Ohio , was In Sioux City last evening on his way from Nebraska to new fields of labor As a representative of the Toledo Times Mr. Eastwood Is making a hand to hand study of conditions as they exist among the gleaners of the west which will bo embodied In a series of articles ho Is to write for his paper. Mr. Eastwood Is a strong , athletic , closely built man something on the style of the captain of the Tribune's baseball team. He talks enthusiastic ally of the "experience" which he has been getting In large Installments since be loft Toledo to make his liv ing as a harvest hand. It Is expressly stipulated that he must get no finan cial assistance outside of what ho makes by the sweat of his brow. Ho wears a large pair of blue overalls with an enormous bib , a collarless shirt and smokes a short cob pipe which In Itself might be sufllccnt dis guise for a son of toll. Altogether he Is an Interesting fellow to meet. Naturally Mr. Eastwood Is saving most of bis Impressions for bis own story , but he was willing to part with a few random observations quite com plimentary to the farmers In the sec- lion of the country through which ho has boon working. Ho has worked from Great Bend , Kan. , to Phillips burg , Kan. , and from Holdroge , Neb. to Norfolk , from which place he came i to Sioux City. The particular point which Mr. East wood will endeavor to settle Is wheth er the western harvest fields and farms offer employment suited to the army of unemployed In the eastern cities and to the college young man in vacation time as well. On these matters ho has not fully made up his mind. Mr. Eastwood expressed his plea sure at the kind treatment ho had re ceived from all the people with whom lie had como in contact , some country newspaper men being especially help ful to him In aiding In getting his material and photographs. Although ho has received wages varying from $1.75 to $15.50 a day , ho has found It hard sledding at times to keep going. However , ho has enjoyed the novelty of It nil. Ho loft Toledo Juno 2 and does not expect to return until snow flics Sioux City Journal. BIRD DOG IS A THIEF. i Canine Has Habit Strongly Formed of Taking Things From Neighbors. John Huyck , a well known citizen of Sioux Falls , Is the owner of a bird dog which has a mania for stealing , and BO far as the range of the arti cles stolen Is concerned , the dog holds the canine record for thefts. The animal was raised from a pup py by Huyck. His degeneracy com menced to manifest itself some time ago , when members of the family would find upon the porch ot the Huyck domicile such things as rub bers , shoes , , pieces of rope , and the lllo ( Finally hummock pillows were added to the collection. In fact , every thing of a portable nature that could ho carried by the dog found Itn way to the Huyck homo. As tltoso things were taken front residents of the Immedlato neighbor hood , It was not a dltllcult matter to rcNlore the accumulations to the right ful owner. But the limit wan reached the other day when the dog brought up to tllo back door a kettle containing a pot roant , which wan iitoiimlng hot. It IH supposed the kettle wan placed out doors so the meat could cool off , and that the dog , attracted by the ncont of meat , was drawn to the spot. After proceeding to InvestIgate the dog ovl- detitly found the meat too hot to re move from the kettle , so decided to carry off the kettle an well as Its con- ioutit. The owner of thn knttlo could not ho located , and rather than run the risk of further trouble the owner of iho dog decided to send the animal into ( lie country for u tlmo In hopes hat It can bo broken of the stealing proclivities. The dog In small , Is a good rnngor ind hunter , and IH valuable , excepting Tor bin habit of stealing everything lie can carry , NAN FREE TO REVEL. Showgirl May Indulge In "Joy of Liv ing" Without Fear of Jerome. "I linvo no Intention of ngiiln bring ing Nan PallerHoii to the bur for the murder of Caesar Young , and I have no evidence against her now that was not presented whnn the last Jury failed to agree upon a verdict In her case. The newspapers were responsible for getting her out of Jail before. They cannot make me put her In Jail again. I have no further Interest In her case as It stands today. " District Attorney Jerome thus ills- mlHseil in Now York Iho rumor that the actress would bo tried again ho- cause of startling and damaging rev elations alleged to have been inndo by Nun and brother-in-law J. her - - , Morgan Sinllh , In a recent quarrel In the pres ence of Ralph Ash , the Duluth lumber man , whoso Interest In the Florodora girl aroused the nnger of bis slstor-ln- law , Mrs. Victor Handy. II was snld that Mrs. Handy visited the district attorney's office last Frl- dny with evidence which she believed would convict Nan , If again put on trial , and asked for District Attorney Hand , who prosecuted the actress. Mr. Jerome said today that Mrs. Han dy had not called , so far as ho know , and no one could be found about his office who had HOOII her. The district attorney's emphatic do- nlal that evidence * was being collected against Nan Patterson , together with his well-known opinion of the case , makes It certain that the life led by her does not Interest the district at torney or his assistants , who have predicted that upon her release from prison she would throw her good reso lutions to the winds and return to her old haunts and her old way of living. It was said today that Nan Patter son will remarry her former husband. Lee Martin , from whom she was di vorced at the request of Caesar Young , and that Martin has never wavered In bis devotion to his former wife. It was snld also that Ash had gone to his western homo , satisfied with the notoriety gained by his friendship with Nan. NAN PATTERSON AGAIN IN GLARE This Time the Florodora Girl Is Ac cused of Ensnaring Duluth Man. "Nan" Patterson packed her trunks hurriedly yesterday and gave up her apartments at the Cambridge Central hotel In Now York. She loft word that she had gone to Washington , D. C. With the sudden departure of the former Florodora sextet girl comes a statement from Mrs. V. A. Hendy , al leging that the Patterson girl has boon altogether too friendly with her broth er-in-law , C. Ralph Ash , a well-to-do lumber broker of Duluth , Minn. , who Is staying at the Hotel Astor. Twice Mrs. Hondy tried to have an Interview with the Pnttnrson girl , but each t MO foiled. Once the actress I escaped In an electric hansom , accord- J Ing to Mrs , Hendy. , The actress was registered at the Cambridge Court as "Helen Need- : ham " Mrs. Hendy , who formerly lived In Syracuse , was bitter In her denun ciation of "Nan.- Ash , according to Mrs Hondy , has known the Flodora girl only four weeks , and In that tlmo has gained Broadway notoriety as a liberal spender. NEW LINE WILL NOT PAY FEE. The Great Northern Is Already Incor porated In Nebraska , It Is Said. Several corporation lawyers have boon misinformed concerning the new Lincoln-Sioux City branch of the Great Northern , says the Lincoln Star. It has been stated that the now line could not exercise the right of eminent do main , not having boon incorporated In the state. As the filing of the articles of Incorporation meant the payment of a fee of $10.000 , the question was an important one. But the Great Northern Is nlreadv Incorporated. The Nebraska line is known ns the Sioux City & Western railroad. This line runs from the west bank of the Missouri river at Sioux City to O'Neill , a distance of 130 miles. The legal advisers of the now line have been active and from headquar ters of the Great Northern como as surances that there will bo no delay. ! Wo hardly ever like a man who chews a cigar Instead of smoking it.