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The "weather man IH tlKhlliiK Iho
If dirt limv as fa l us nt-mitlnlw , tin' '
raiuil woulil noon I' ' " < lw ; .
1'oor old man Dowlu tuny lie
to cure others but at piosont lie HCOIIIH
' to cure hlmvuir.
Most poopU- Know \vlion I hey tuo nl
their wlt'M I'lul , lint tu ! < nvi-niKf humor-
lnt iii-vor m-eiiiK to
It may ho tnio that tlio clothes don't
inaUo tlio man. lint they Hoinotluum
lin-iiU him. UHiiully H'H hlH wlfo'M
Theodore HooHovolt'H power IH not
m > much In tlui fact that ho IH prenl-
tlcat of the United HtiiU'H aH In hlH
A soworuKo HyHU'in In Norfolk would
Inr-ri'iiHO the valno of every lot In
town , whether touched by the mnvur
coHt of tlio
main or not , ntoro
TwiiH nlty , 'tlH truo. and pity 'tlH ,
'tis tnio that 'twiiH pity tliaL prompted
Norfolk'H police olllcor to allow a prlH-
onor to oscnpo hocinwo "tho Jail IH no
lit placo" for a prisoner.
Conlor'H now hathtuh him boon
worth $1.000 In advortlHliiK the town.
HH reputation IIIIH Hprcad ever thlti
country to coniorn that never know
tliiM-o was a Center or a Knox county
Why don't wo build a palace for the
accommodation of women violators of
the law In Norfolk ? Thou , nmybo , the
prlBoncrH arreBted and turned IOOBO bo-
eniiso of the delicacy of the olUcors In
tlio matter , ml ht bo hold ever
Uttlo May McCull of ClurkV Ferry ,
I > n. , recently saved two tralitH from
crashing Into a great rock which bad
fallen on the track , by Having them.
The presence of mind In children , and
their loyalty to duty In times of acci
dent. are remarkable. This llttlo girl
ought , to bo given a medal.
A abort tlmo ago llio cry of our mor
alistic writers wore fearing that Amer
icans were going money mad. The
danger of sncrlllclng everything to the
nnmsHlng of wealth was extensively
dealt upon. During tlio past year a
great change In public sentiment lias
tnUon place In public opinion. The
pendulum has swung to the opposlto
extreme , Rich men are put on the de
fensive and there Is a strong feeling
that wealth Is likely to Imply dishon
esty. Wither of these extremes are
harmful. Wealth Is not to bo wor
shipped , neither Is It to bo despised.
Our great Institutions could not exist
without rich men to back them , but
they should not be allowed to oppress
the widow and orphan for their own
enrichment Money Is necessary but
It must bo honestly manipulated It' the
country Is to continue prosperous.
Marshall Field was no tax dodger.
Ho cheerfully paid tlio largest taxes
of any man In America. In fact the
career of Marshall Field , who began
as a clerk at the ago of seventeen ,
with only an ordinary education and
unaided , through the years of close
application and times of discourage
ment , to the place which ho occupied
at the time of his death , proves con
clusively that a man can beifomo Im
mensely wealthy without descending
to fraud and oppression. Although the
great merchant employed many thou
sands of people In bis wholesale anil
retail business , ho treated them kindly
and fairly and was always willing to
help anyone In an unostentatious way.
His deeds of charity were many. Ho
was public spirited and Interested In
any movement for the betterment ol
his fellowmen. .
It Is not so much the hard work and
great burdens of life that break down
the health and nerve of the average
person in this nervous and high strung
ago as it is the llttlo worries and ag
gravating annoyances which daily Ir
rltatc the sensitive nature. It is a
sad state that so many intelligent am
resourceful men and women shouli
bo reduced to nervous prostration bj
the friction of little things which are
of no vital consequences taken one at a
time but only become formidable when
viewed collectively. Happy is the per
son who can throw nsldo these mlno
cares as soon as attended to withou
worrying over them. It Is possible
for anyone to cultivate a frame o
mind from which the small anxieties
ml iiiino > ane < s of life will toll
\iilmii ! Ic.iMnn Irritated nerves or
tit-lowed brow. All Hhould for the
alit < of their own happlmmH and mic-
OHM and that around them , endeavor
o heroine ppMNCMHcd of this comfort-
The other day a young man died at
.Ini'oln from lubeicnloHlH. Hnrko
lull WIIH hlB natno. The IIOWH was
ilmoHt beyond belief to thono who had
MIOWII him n few years ago In the
stale unlveiHlly , where he was for n
line commandant of the military ha-
nlllnii and wheie ho wan ( ho hliWHt
nan among all the lr ! > 00 theio. Much
nore than Mix feel In height and broad
importlomilly. ho was a giant among
non and hln Hlurdy frame WIIH big and
sluing. II" went to the military nc-iiil-
my al West Point IIH n cadet and
MIH Ihi-ro for two years. When ho
nine out ho looked llko a Hkelelou.
to was forced lo resign his cadutHhlp
leeaiiHi' of ronmmiplloii. Ho traveled
ill over the WOH ! In an attempt to re
gain bin IOMI health , but It WIIH In vain
mil he died al the ago of twenty-four.
HH denlh and hlH dinette were due
o the ha/lng which ho received In
WoHt Point. The Inr/.lng IH given , IIH
ho eadetH nay , to make a man out of
he newcomer. It inuilo a corpse of
lurko I lull , and ho a giant. Imi't It
iboiil time that thin ha/.lng proposl-
Ion were ntopped at Wewt Point as
veil IIH at AnmipollH ? Isn't It about
line that a little different viewpoint
van Itu'iilrated Into the brains of
hose eadetH ? iHti'l It time , now that
hlH ease Is ( nought home to IIH , that
vo should do what wo can to change
some of the harlmroiiH tnothodH exist-
ng In the United Slates , and under
he supervision of the United States
government , at that ?
TIM 10 TO UUFOIIM.
It IH wild that Norfolk IIIIH not been
HO Infected with women of the street
'or years as It Is right now. It Is
lalmed by those who know that In-
ualoH of the redllght district have not
n many moons been allowed to walk
ibout town -and lo remain liiHlde the
Hy limits as much IIH at the present
line. The other night a IIOIIHO was
aided , a man and woman found , and a
lotlce given of arrest. IiiHtead of tak-
ng the prisoners to jail , as the law
irovldoH , a police olllcer of Norfolk , '
localise he declared that the Jail was
10 place for a woman , allowed the pair
o remain at liberty ever night on
heir promise lo appear In court next
nornlng. Next morning they had lied ,
) f con me.
Who IB respoiiHlblo for this condl-
Ion of affairs ?
At the last municipal election , the
vhole campaign was waged and turned
in the police force. That was the plv-
itul point of the votonmhlng. A re-
orm was promised.
Man the reform been delivered ?
Not many days ago .ludge Wester-
elt , police Judge , publicly brought to
Ight a condition In the police depart-
neat that was wrong. Under bis lire
> no man admitted that he bad been
vearlng a policeman's star and had
mperhonated an olllcer. Ho claimed
10 did It for the good of the conimun-
ty. Impersonating mi olllcer Is a
) onltontlary offense In Nebraska. The
city attorney had declared to the po-
Ice judge a few days before that ho
would take action against any case of
ho sort brought to his attention. And
ho man admitted In public that ho
lad worn the policeman's badge and
that he wan not an otllcer under bond.
Furthermore ho declared that , In spite
if the orders of the ixillco judge , ho
would continue to make arrests , even
if ho had to put up the necessary
bonds to do It.
Under the police department which
lost otllco to allow the reform police
men to take the Held , there was no
complaint of the city's being filled
with women In violation of the ordi
The old police force never hesitated
to fnltill Its duty by placing a woman
lawbreaker In Jail because it consid
ered "tho jail no place for a woman. "
Isn't It tlmo for these reformers ,
who fall to lock up prisoners through
pity , to reform ?
It Is believed that another sugar fac
tory in Norfolk would succeed. It Is
likely that another one will bo secured
to rellll the empty buildings which
were left when the American Hcot
Sugar company , something over a year
ago. dismantled its plant hero and re
moved the machinery to I amar. Cole
rado. The Norfolk Industrial com
pany , the organization of local busi
ness men who control the buildings
and the 210 acres of land that accom
pany the buildings , have come to the
conclusion that they want a sugar fac
tory and nothing else , and within the
next two years It is said that there
will bo a now sugar factory grinding
out llttlo bits of sweetness In Norfolk.
There is every reason why a success
could bo made of a sugar factory in
Norfolk. The farmers have had long
years of experience In the cultivation
of this product , and know well how to
raise a good beet.
They are bettor equipped to go at
It and raise sugar beets than they
Mould In to I'M ' ft In on HOIIK m-w crop
Hint they had never known before ,
The fact that they have , wllhth the
pant > o r. tripled their acreage on
itixar beetH , and lo send away nl that ,
shown eonolimlvoly that they will raise
beelH If the proper Inducements and a
mitlMfiiclory contract are mado.
II In now demonstrated that the
farmeiH of this Hoctlon of the countr )
will ralHo hoots , for they have been
doing It for the AIIIOH plant during the
last your. A Honllmenl WIIH expressed
at the C'ommerclnl club banquet the
oilier night to the effect that no of-
torts Hhould bo inside to secure a now
Industry until It had bc'im proven thai
Hie old ono could not ho made a HUP-
COSH.With local capital Interested In the
factory , ( hero would bo an nHHiirance
if hoots and It Is hoped Unit the plans
may mauro. !
The ledemptlon of waste land In
Nebraska and other western states has
lii'on ono largo Item In the great agrl
eiillurnl prospoVlly of these states.
Land that llvo years ago was not
worth n dollar an acre , IhlH year pro
duced from thirty to forty biiHhelH of
wheat. It Is a wonderful change.
INDIANS AND WHISKY.
The red man of the went , In splto
of the effortH of his ever-eyeing Uncle
Sam , IH not going lo leave off draining
quart lliiHKs Into his forbidden red
stomach until ho dies. Onind Juries
may come and grand Juries may go ,
but whlHky will How on forever Into
llio throat of the American Indian.
ThlH , at least , IB the verdict which
IK formed alter InvoHtlgatlng the matter -
tor of supply and demand ever a largo
territory of Nebraska and South Da
kota Inhabited by the copper colored
The methods employed by the
thli'Hly roils are so simple as to ap
pear ridiculous , and yet they defy the
law with wonderful HIICCCSH. Therein
no need ol' the Indian paddling bin
canoe across a deep river In the dark
ness of night to a Hlgnallod spol on
the oilier shore where his jug may be
Illlod In secrecy. He can. and does ,
order his drinks In broad daylight-
anil more than that , ho makes the
The Indlail has a right to send mes
sages through the mails to whom he
chooses. He has gone to school and
learned to read and to write. It Is
his privilege to receive , through the
malls or by express , packages which
are addressed to him and what post
master has a right lo Interfere ?
His clvlll/.allon Is his own undoing
for the Indian In thin respect ; for by
teaching him how lo read and write ,
the government has taught him to
Jump the fence that once enclosed
him. The Indlan'H eyes see dally
newspapers and magazines , and his
mind understands. And It is hard to
pick up a daily newspaper or a mag-
a/.lno today which does not contain
the photograph of a quart bottle of
whisky with instructions how to order ,
In line typo , and with the assuring
promlbo prominently displayed that
the bottle will bo sent to one's address
In a plain wrapper , so that none may
detect Its burden.
And who Is to toll tales when that
package comes to a man with aborig
inal blood in his veins ? Indeed who
Is to know except the recipient , him
self , and why should ho give away
his valuable secret ? It Is not at all
necessary that the distiller who wraps
up and sends the package with no re
turn card upon it , knows that ho violates
elates the law. For the distiller Is not
distinguished as an expert in the dif
ferentiation of names , and many an
expert might believe that Mr. William
Bear , of Nlobrara , Neb. , wore a white
man through and through.
Mall order whisky buying , accord
ing to the frontiersmen who have lived
all of their lives among the reds , is
the most effective method today by
which the son of a squaw satisfies his
appetite , and the prevention of mail
order whisky buying by the redmen
nutstbO'Solvejl by the government be
fore reservations will bo rid of stag
gering braves and , for the matter of
that , staggering squaws as well.
And oven wore this scheme cut off.
the survivors of the race would not
disgrace their ancestry by giving up
the fight and drinking well water. Hu
man nature and there Is human na
ture even In an Indian Is , perhaps ,
Take from a baby its rattle box , anil
the baby will cry for the rattler until
it wins. Keep from a woman or a
man cllher a secret thai she knows
you have , and the woman wants anil
strives for llttlo else until she gains
the coveted knowledge. And so It Is
with the Indian. Besides the inborn
thirst for "booze" which ho possesses
and It Is said lhat never was a race
so barbarous that It failed to find an
Intoxicant the Indian has an added
reason to whip him on in his love for
liquor ; for his Uncle Sam says ho
shall not have It. Ho sees his white
cousin drinking it , and ho wants a
taste. Ho is told that he can't buy the
stuff , and therefore ho does.
No grand Jury ever assembles In
Omaha or In Sioux Falls but that BO.V
oral dozen white men from the San
11 i.r ( hi Omiilm or tin Rosebud or
hir re erv .itloiiK , arc not indlcti/d
for Moiling liquor to the Indians. As n
rule these men are acquitted and pay
their own fares homo ; the government
IIII.VH their way to the place of court.
Hut now and then a man Is sent to
'lie penitentiary and It Is said around
'he rcHcrvHtloti points thai In many
- IIHOH II Is an Innocent man who IB
There IH now a man from Nlobrara ,
Neb Honing a year's sentence In the
fedora ! prison at Sioux Falls , S. I ) . ,
for soiling liquor to the Indians , whom
the people of Nlobrara believe to bo
ibsoliilely Innocent. The reason ho
VIIM accused al all Is slgnlllcenl.
They BII.V all's fair In love and war
-and the red cltl/en doesn't hcHltalo
n Ills war for a drink. This Nlobrara
nan was a brewer In that town and It
-van always believed and still Is by
he cltlxoiiH of the community that ho
wan perfectly slrlct and rigid In obey-
ng the law as regards selling to the
ml Ion's wards. This , It IH wild , en
raged ( ho offended rcsorvatlonlsta
mil , when questioned by government
Hllclals , they pointed their lingers at
he brewer. Accused , ho was tried ;
mil by the Indians It Is not dllllcult
0 convict. ThlH IB a common system
iv which the Indians Bend or seek to
send to prison those who will not Jill
At towns near Indian reserves It Is
1 common Bight to see n big Indian
mil hlB squaw prostralo In the streol
with Iheir drunkenness. The saloon
u-opcrs don't , sell them their liquors ,
but they got the firewater somehow.
How to prevent the mall order buying
mil other deceptive schemes la one
it' the serious problems of the nation.
A SYNDICATE OWNING ELEVEN
PLAYHOUSES , PLANS IT.
STITT IS NOW DRAWING PLANS
A The.iter With a Seating Capacity of
800 to 900 , and With Stage Facilities
For Handling All of the Shows on
A proposition has boon under way
for a short tlmo toward the building
of another theater In Norfolk , which
will bo owned and operated by an out-
sldo syndicate. This syndicate owns
ir conlrols eleven houses now and has
iniplo booking facllllies to assure a
full bill throughout the season.
H Is Impossible to ascertain any In
formation regarding the syndicate be
yond these and the fact that It Is
strong enough financially to build a
theater In Norfolk and operate It. J.
C. Stilt has been given a commission
to draw up preliminary plans for n .
modern house of between SOO and 900
seating capacity with a stage large
enough to accommodate any of the
road plays. The house Is to be anso-
iutoly modern In every way.
NORTHWESTERN'S NEW BALLAST
Lincoln-Fremont Line Is to be Brought
up to Norfolk-Long Pine Class.
It Is reported that the Northwestern
will ballast and lay new rails on Its
Uncoln-Fremont line of road during
the year to come and that the road
will bo brought up to the standard of
main lines. It is not known just how
sixm the work will start , but 11 Is be-
Hoved that It will begin when the frost
gets out of the ground.
The ballast will come from Grand
function , Iowa , where the company has
a ballast quarry. This rock was used
to ballast part of the Iowa main line
and to Improve part of the line west
of Missouri Valley.
Some rapid work is being done on
the line being built by this company
from Pierre to Rapid City and it Is
said that work will soon be In prog
ress on both ends of this extension.
It Is predicted this extension will be
built and in use before the line to Lan
der is complete. The work west of
Oasper has been going slowly , because
of the scarcity of labor , and It Is now j
believed that it will take most of the |
nexl season lo complete Ihe line to
A great deal of work has been done
on Ihe Norlhweslern line from Fre-
monl lo Long Pine during Ihe past five
years , and this piece of road is now
up lo slandard. It Is laid with heavy
rails and grades and curves have been
taken out to such an extent that It is
capable of handling heavy traffic eco
Llko crystals fair of morning dew ,
Your complexion now can be , ,
If you will take this good advice ,
And drink Rocky Mountain Tea.
The Kiesau Drug Co.
Men are quite as eager as women lo
cultlvale good looks. Wo know of i
hundreds of men In Ibis vicinity who [
are taking Holllster's Rocky Mountain
Tea. Smart fellows. 35 cents , tea or
tablels. The Kiesau Dnig Co.
There's a cure for old age , an excellent -
lent and thorough ono. There is noth
ing sensational about it It Is the best ,
the doctors can find under existing
circumstances. Holllstor's Rocky
Mountain Tea. 35 cenls , lea or lab-
lels. The Kiesau Drug Co.
O. R. MEREDITH , D.O
Ofllco , Cotton block , Ash 541 , resi
dence , 109 North Tenth street , 'phone
DIG EXTRA SERVICE TO BE RUN
FOR SHOSHONE OPENING.
ONE OF THESE MAY CONTINUE
The Chicago & Northwestern Road
Has Given Orders to the Local Yard
men to Handle Ten Extra Trains
Each Way Dally In June.
ArrangementB me being made by
the Northwestern to handle ten Iralns
each way every day during Ihe rush
of new HottleiB and homesteaders Into
the Shoshone country In June. The
local yard men have been Instructed
lo artonge to handle this much busi
ness. This would place Ihe railroad
mo\cmcnt , al Ihe lime of the opening
of the reservation on a par with that
In the HonoHtccl rush. When the dis
tance , which the railroad will have to
haul the homeseokors , Is considered
Ihe business will really bo vastly
greater than that of the other opening.
The talk of additional regular train
service on the mainline of the Northwestern -
western is continually In the air and
It Is generally conceded lhat ono of
these additional trains will remain af
ter the rush Is over. This will prob
ably bo an express train and will make
direct connections with the Chicago
trains. It will probably slop at Fre
mont , West Point , Norfolk , Oakdale ,
Neligh , O'Neill , Long Pine and Valen-
line and olher widely separated sla-
tlons. In the point of running lime H
will meet the competition of the now
through train from St. Louis to Bll-
llnga , which was recently put In ser
vice by llio Burlington.
BATTLE CREEK NEWS.
Personals and General Notes From
.John Rodekohr shipped one carload
of fat cattle to Omaha Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. David Cossairt arrived
hero Saturday from Liberty , Mo. , for
a visll with their daughter , Mrs. Win.
Maher. They also will visit relatives
at Tilden and Platlo Center.
Troy Bishop was hero from Stanton
county Saturday visiting relatives.
Albert Piitjenter was hero the first
of the week from Dodge visiting the
L.\man Lyons was hero Saturday
Dave Klmmorly was hero Monday
on business from Pierce.
.lohn Dennis Is building a largo new
barn lur Clms. Beed , llvo miles west
Mrs. Max Wlldo of Norfolk was vis
iting hero Saturday and Sunday with
her mother , Mrs. Annie Severn. She
was accompanied homo by her uncle ,
Lttdwlg Kerbel. and family , who visit
ed there till Monday.
John and Clark Catron of Tlldeti
wore visiting relatives here Monday.
A. COsborn was building a now
olllco and a lodging room for his hired
mon south of his It very and feed barn
this wcelt ,
A reception of friends and neigh
bors WIIH held at the homo of Mr. and
Mrs. Julius Ghindt south of Meadow
Drove Sunday. The occasion was the-
christening of their Infant son Sunday
morning In the Lutheran church at
Buffalo Crock by Rev. F. Koester of
Frank Leo of Oakdale has rented
S. II. Thatch's hoiiho on North Fourth
street and will move here with his
family the Inllor part of t hlsweek. V
Rev. O. Kgglcston of Boone was
visiting hero the middle of the week
at llio homo of his daughter , Mrs. JL
Ernest Rlkofskl was hero Monday on
business from Warncrville.
Our now harnessmakcr , Mr. Brubak-
or , has moved Into S. II. Thatch's
house on South Depot slreet.
I > aiiibert Kerbel was a Tilden Visitor
Holy communion services will beheld
held at the Lutheran church Sunday.
Fred Hofackor was hero from Em-
crick Tuesday visiting friends.
Guy Green of Meadow Grove , an ex
pert printer. Is here assisting in the
Paul and Klnlcy Hogrefe were visit
ing Sunday at the home of their cous
in , Mrs. E. II. Liilkarl at Tilden.
Friday night a gasoline lamp ex
ploded In the bowling alley In the
Thomson old store building. As there
was a largo crowd the lire was prompt
ly put under control without any dam
Andrew Hcngstlcr of Hengsller
Bros , implement business , has sold
his Interest In the linn lo his brolhers ,
Win. and John Hengsller. We learned
that he got $3,000 for his share.
Pure Bred Sow Sale I
February 13 , 1906.
55 head Duroc Jersey fall gilts and aged
sows , guaranteed to be safe in pig to good
Daisy Profit 505JG ( , and Anna Belle , a half 1
sister to Junior Jim , the champion at 1i
Nebraska Fair , 1905 , and many other good
M. 1. Moats & Son.
Randolph , Nebr. !
Who wants to buy land easy
AicE YOU terms that will pay lor
itself in 3 YEARS.
Rich Soil Near to Market
a ML B
For full particular * write
immediately to >
FARMER ? I. CONNER ,
227 Neville Block. OMAHA. NEBJ
The word results means a whole lot to the farmer of to-day and it is
especially attractive to the homeseeker or those seeking new locations.
If we tell you of a country where you are sure of success , will you
believe us ? It is only necessary for you to farm the land and the
best results will follow a State which the government leports will
show leads in the production of wheat. It also ranks among the first
in the raising of corn , alfalfa , timothy and other products , together
with stock raising. We speak of
The great State of the West , where lands can be purchased from $5
to $30 per acre which equals the returns of the $50 to $150 ner acre
lands of other States. EASTERN COLORADO is identical in most
respects and the same opportunities are offered there. Buy quick
while the lands are cheap and secure the benefit of an excellent invest
rnent THE MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILWAY touches the
heart of this rich agricultural region and extremely low rates are
offered , allowing stop-over at pleasure in certain territory for inspec
tion of lands , etc. Wnte us and we will send you free descriotive
literature and full information.
H. C. TOWNSEND ,
CCMtRAL PASSCNCCn AND TICKET AOtHT ,
ST. LOUIS , MO.
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