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NOUFOLK. NEWS : I'MUDAV ' , KKI3HUAHY 23 , 1'JUG.
L. C. DAROELT WRITES INTEREST-
INO LETTER FROM THERE.
9 MONTHS SPRING , 3 AUTUMN
With Strawberries the Year Round ,
Salmon and Other Fish too Cheap
to Notice , Bathing In the Surf a
Habit , He Likes It.
Tlio following'Htor w H received by
James T. Wolfhlol from L. C. Uargoll ,
fonnorly of Norfolk lint now of Marsh
Hold , Oregon :
I nin enjoying llfo < > "t here very
thoroughly during tlu llmo tlml I
have. My licnllli WIIH never liottor nnil
nuvor did I liuvo Hitch oiortnnlllt'H | | )
for Hoolng things now nnil Ht range
without getting I" " tromonii. The
ruliiH have Inul iv lutup for the pant
few diiyH inn ! yon can not realize how
line It In. Tlio ruliiH nro nix. Tlio mm
shines bright and warm anil It IH IIUo
rare days In May without thn wind
Hint NobraBka gets. I WIIH down at
the lioach Sunday. It IB aliont fourteen -
teen inlloH away , lint wo can hoar the
mirf roaring nearly every day. Then :
were ( inlto n party of ploknlckorH and
many wont In the mirf with HIOOH | and
stoeklngH off. Three school ma'aniK
were In the crowd and enjoyed tlio fun
hugely. I took an Involuntary wetting
hut did not catch cold. I WIIH soakoi
up to my Ituoos hy a high roller for
vonturliiK out too far , and the lioyn hai
the laugh on mo. There IUIH not hooi
a day thin wlntor when HOIIIO kid lia
not boon around barofootod. There
waH ono shiHli of HIIOW and HOIIIO o
thorn HplaRliud around In that , bare-
foot. There In now every ovldonco o
Hprlng , though It haH boon Ilko early
spring all tlio tlmo. I have Hl/.od the
cllmato up IIH nlno montliH of Hprlng
and three of autumn and It just HiiltH
mo , so far , though all do not Ilko It
Only Lacks Old Friends.
If only all my frlondH were here I
would ho perfectly content. I haven't
soon a mini I over Haw In my llfo bo-
foro. oxcopl my brother , but 1 Ilko the
people here very much. I Ilko my
work fairly wall. It IH a radical
change from that In The NOWH olllco ,
and I am developing HOIIIO miiHclo and
a generous nppotlto and , by the way ,
hero IB the place to got things to Hat-
Isfy an appetite. Salmon IH lee choup
to think about and wo have had our
till long ago of that tlHh , prepared In
various stylos. Crabs , I have not yet
had enough of. I can oat thorn every
day. They take them out of the baj
as big an your hat and they excel any
lobster I over ate , cracked out of their
shells and oaten after boiling. Fish
of many kinds are on the market.
ClaniH of excellent llnvor are "two
bits the bucketful. " Apples tire the
choicest I over saw. Coos bay Is fa
mous In that lino. I haven't yol seen
ono that was wormy. I cat them ,
core and all. Small fruits , of some
kinds , are available the year round.
Strawberries Year Round ,
Mrs. Bargolt ate ono of the last
Htr.iwborrlos about Thanksgiving time
and they are now In bloom for tlio com
ing crop , so that wo may soon have
shortcake. Hlackborrlos are too cheap
to notice and they hoar during several
months of the year. Plums , cherries
mid other fruits are very plentiful and
are becoming more so. Vegetables are
of tlnest quality and grow the year
round. I can go right now and got
line canllllowors , cabbage , celery , lettuce -
tuco , radishes , spinach or anything of
the sort fresh out of the soil and cheap
Of course many vegetables have their
seasons as they do there and It Is
dllllcnlt to grow tomatoes at all on the
coast , but a few miles back they grow
largo and smooth and sweet and are
for sale cheat ) hero.
Fuel an Easy Problem.
fuel Is an easy problem. The only
good coal mines of the coast are on
this buy and wood Is too cheap to pick
up. Wo are working with doors and
windows open at the olllco , except
when it rains and then toward evening
a little tire Is comfortable. Though
this town has been settled for half a
century , the bay and entire country la
practically virgin and some day , I have
not a doubt , there will bo wonderful development
velopment here. The business part of
the city is right on the bay shore.
Coasting steamers and sailing vessels
unload tholr cargo right Into the back
doors of the stores. There Is about
eighteen or twenty miles of bay for
tlio accommodation of shipping and
the bay Is from a few hundred foot to
more than a mile In width.
Logical Northwestern Terminal.
There nro several towns on the bay
but this Is the principal ono and It Is
believed they will all bo ono some day
It will take a transcontinental line to
develop it , but there will bo a big
thing In It for the ono that gets hero
It is the logical Pacific terminal for
the Northwestern and would glvo It
the shortest possible route , as yon can
see by the map , between Chicago and
the orient. The town Is loss than 3,000
but the merchants carry more and bet
tor goods , I believe , than In Norfolk.
There are six or eight dry goods
stores and clothing stores , a dozen
groceries , three meat markets and sa
loons galoro. The people are some
what slow and rustic but they are kind
and neighborly and halo fellows well
met all around.
The meat markets nro built without
fronts nil around , except screens.
There nro four barber shops. At one
the shaves nre fifteen cents , nt the
other three it costs twenty-live centa
or "two bits , " to got whiskers auipu-
itod and MM a cotiHciiuonro a great
nany permit their popullHtlc appur-
oiiimroH to have full Hwlng. There
UIH boon hardly a Htinday since I have
icon here ( hat I haven't boon out of
IIIOI-H Hiimowhoro. Rowing , sailing ,
Wilng. bunting and walking out nro
ulotiHiires of which I can get a Mil.
\H a coiiHoiiuoiico I Ilnd very llttlo
( line to wrllo to frlondH.
L. C. Margolt.
COURTSHIP LAJTED INE DAY
Then Mlnlntcr and Missionary Were
I'lio Sioux Pity .lournal prlntn the
following , which Is of IntoroHt In thin
Hootlon of Nebraska :
No long engagement * for Rev.
Charles 13. Carroll of Homer , Nob. , and
MlHH Illanoho Klngory of Slonx City ,
who have just boon married In South
) maha after ono day's courtship.
Hov. Mr. Carroll IH pastor of the
Mothodlst Kpliicopal church at Homer ,
Nob. , and MHH ! Klngory In n mission
iiry for the American Sunday School
union. The groom IH a graduate of
the claHH of 1905 of MornlngHldo college -
lego and formerly WIIH foreman In the
IIOWH room of The .lournal.
After their Hhorl wooing the couple
went to Hov. Dr. K. M. Slsson of the
Klrst MethodlHt KplHCOpal church ,
South Omaha , who fonnorly wan pro
Hiding elder of the Norfolk dlntrlct In
Nebraska , and wore married.
Prior to tholr mooting a day or twt
provtotiH to their wedding , the young
mlnlHtor and the young mlsHlonary liiu
not HOOII each other Hlnco 1901 , at
which tlmo they became acquainted
at ICvaiiHton , 111. , while the young mar
was a theological ntudent In the North
woHtorn university divinity school.
MlHH Klngory has been employed
during the pant three years In organiz
ing Sunday HchoolH and conducting
gospel HorvlcoH In a number of mining
towns In Illinois , She has given ad-
droHHos before many convontloiiB of
Sunday school workorB and Is well
known In missionary work.
The honeymoon was almost as short
as the conrtHhlp. The bride Immodl
ately after the wedding returned to
Illlnolii to dose her duties In mission
ary work In that atato , and the groom
returned to his charge at Homer. Hov.
and Mrs. Carroll will ho nt homo nt
Homer before March 1C.
WANTS TO RETURN HOME.
Dance for Benefit of Soldiers' Mascot
at Sioux Falls.
On the evening of February 21 a
bonollt dance of an unusual character
will bo given In the Auditorium In
Sioux Kails. The dauco Is botng ar
ranged by local veterans of the Phil
ippine \\iir , and will bo In honor of n
Kanaka lad named CJoorgo Shores , who
uluco the return of the Kirst regiment ,
South Dakota volunteers , from the
Philippines , has been a familiar figure
In Sioux Kails. When the South Da
kota troops stopped at the Hawaiian
Islands on tholr way to the Philippines ,
where they distinguished themselves
In the Filipino iiiHiirrectlon , they
adopted the Kanaka lad as the mascot
of the regiment and took him with
them to the Philippines. Ho was at
tached to Company II , and when the
company and , regiment returned to
South Dakota ho returned with them
and took up his homo In Slonx Kails.
Ho Is now desirous of returning to his
homo In ( ho Hawaiian Islands , and
( ho benellt dance will bo given for the
purpose of lalslng a purse for him an
a testimonial of appreciation of his
services while a member of Company
MOVEMENT ON FOOT IN NORFOLK
FOR NEXT WINTER.
MEETING THURSDAY EVENING
At Which the Support of Prominent
Educational and Regliglous Gentle
men Is Promised Course will Con
sist of Lectures and Entertalnmests.
A movement to organize an assocla
tlon to promote lectures and entertain'
ments In Norfolk next fall and wlntor
is on foot with L. T. Neslor of the Hod-
path Lyceum lluroau nt the head of It.
\ tentative mooting was hold last
evening at which Kov. J. F. Pouchor ,
Hov. J.V. . Tumor and Superintendent
of Schools Uodwell pledged tholr sup
port. The intention Is to secure mom
borshlp to the organization of some
twonty-llvo or more business men to
meet the responsibility of the move
ment. Arangements will then bo mndo
with the Hodpath bureau to furnish a
series of entertainments. Probably
these will bo llvo In number and will
include two lectures , a quartet , n
magician and an impersonator. This
will make n well balanced course and
one , which the promoters of the move
ment believe , will receive tlio support
of the citizens. The program as now
made out includes : Frank I. Robor-
son , traveler ; Temple quartet ; lllus
trated lecture ; Adrian Newans , Imper
souator ; Prof. J. B. DoMotto , lecturer.
The matter has progressed so far this
morning that the course Is assured
It will be backed by church , school ami
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Abso
Every mother should know thnt
Chamberlain's Cough Hemody Is per
fectly snfo for children to tnko. It
contains nothing harmful and for
coughs , colds nnd croup Is insur-
passed. For sale by Leonard the drug
STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY
MEETS IN NORFOLK.
MAY 9 IS DATE OF MEETING
This Feature for Norfolk Was Drought
Here by Geo. 0. Chrlstoph , One of
the Members of the State Board.
First North of Platte.
The next examination of pharmacy
Htudonts by the Htato board of phar-
ninny will ho hold In Norfolk on May
[ ) . Thin arrangement was made nttho
neetlng of the board In Omaha
through the offortfl of George 11. Chris-
oph , who conducted the examinations
there. Heretofore the oxnmlnntloiiB
liuvo boon hold almoHt altogether In
the South Platte country. Ono hi nl-
ways held In Omaha and ono In Lin
coln and the other two h'nvo almost
nl way it gravitated Into the southern
part of I ho Hlate. Sovornl of the np.
pllcnnts nt thin last examination were
from towns near to Norfolk , nnd with
thin as n lover Mr. Christoph wan ahlo
to overcome the objections of the
South Platte memboru to nn oxamlnn
tlon In Norfolk. There were thirty
six appllcnntH before the examining
hoard yesterday In Omaha.
( iiiorgo Mulhalr of Lynch Is In the
city on business.
II. KniHtio returned from a visit In
Fullerton last evening.
L. A. Pohlman , a Pierce banker , was
In the city Friday on business.
F. A. Putnam came down from
Nupor litHt evening on hUHlnoss ,
O. J. HobltiHon of Plorco slopped
ever Thursday night In Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. Hay Honso of Meadow
drove were shopping In Norfolk Thurs
A. .1. MXro , postal Inspector for
North Nebraska , IB In the city on busi
Andrew Fulton left for Plnlnviow
Friday morning to spend Sunday with
II. J. Illngonheimor of Crelghton
stopped ever Thursday night in Nor
folk en route to the east.
Hlchard Hohfold , who has boon visitIng -
Ing with the family of Fred Nordwlg
durlug the past week , loft for his
homo in Plalnvlow yesterday. Ho has
Just returned from a two months trip
C , \V. Pool of TccuniHoh was in the
oily on business Friday.
Peter Sims of Plalnvow has returned
to his work In the business college
after a short absence.
Mrs. Hans Sheer nnd son and
daughter from Winiietoon , spent Fri
day shopping In Norfolk.
Miss ISmmii Melchor returned yes
terday from Pllgor , whore she has
boon for the past three weoks.
Mrs. .lohn Pofahl , who has boon vis
iting with her mother , Mrs. Ferdinand
Sehultz , has returned to her home In
.1. C. Dlckovor of Sioux City loft for
Omaha Friday noon after visiting for
several days with 'tis ' brother , J. II.
Mrs. Mary Guthrlo left for her old
tome In Chicago this noon and will not
otnrn until March 10. While there
she will study the spring fashions In
women's at I ire.
Miss Ida Hyland has rolurned homo
from a visit ol n few days In Hum
Miss Lena \Votxol will leave for
Di s Molncs Saturday to nccept n po
sition as trimmer with n wholesale
Mrs. Charles Manwoller , who \vns
operated upon for cancer some tlmo
ngo , is seriously ill with pneumonia.
Her condition Friday morning was con
\V. W. Huberts will leave with his
family In a few days for Oklahoma
City , Okla. , whore ho will make his
future homo. Ho will take the house
hold goods 'Of ' H. Ludlow in the same
car with him. Mr. Ludlow Is now
state agent for the Columbia Fire In-
uiranco company In Oklahoma. Mr.
Roberts will also engage in the Insurance
suranco business In Oklnhomn.
The K. C. club , n bevy of llttlo
ladles , was enjoynbly entertained by
Miss Dorothy Salter yesterday after
noon at her homo on Koonlgsteln
The ladles' Aid society of the Con
gregatlonal church was entertained
Thursday afternoon nt the homo of
Robert Johnson by Mrs. Hobert John
son nnd Mrs. W. H. Johnson.
John Singer , who has been attending
the Norfolk business college , left for
his home In Plalnviow this morning
to remain there until next fall when
he will return to finish his course.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Damn Invited n
small circle of friends to join with
thorn last evening In celebrating their
thirteenth wedding anniversary. The
evening was given over to cards. Re
freshments wore served.
The grip seems to bo gripping pee
pie pretty generally the last few days
without regard to sex , color or pro
vlous condition of health. A consld
orablo portlo'n of The News force Is
today in bed nursing the pesky com
plaint and others ought to bo.
A few persons took advantage of
the snow yesterday by turning out In
cutters nnd spending the afternoon
behind sleigh bells. A largo number
of farmers came to town on bobs.
They nil had a llttlo difficulty , however -
over , because of places where Uie
wind had swept the roads clean of
John Friday and Albert Dognor re
turned from Lincoln Thursday even
ing , whore they attended the mooting
of the hardware donlors of the Htato.
The principal subject for dlHctisslon
WIIH the parcels post nnd the effect ,
which It would have on mall order
IIOIIHOS. The convention advocated none
ono cent postage rate as against the
parcelH POH ( . This nnd federal con
trol of the oxprcHH companies they ho-
llovod would slop mall order compe
tition. No direct efforts were made to
formulate a plan for combating thin
'orm of competition.
Norfolk will have UH full supply ot
ce fet next mimmor. All but two of
ho Ice hoiiHOH are already filled nnd
jutting for those linn been begun. Fron
Schelly Htartod cutting yesterday nftor-
loon and today hns boon putting Ice
into hlH IIOIIHO. The Ice , where ho
H cutting It on the Northfork between
the hildgo nnd the railroad , Is nboul
line InchoH thick. Oortwlg hns also
Htnrtcd plowing Ice on the Hormnn
Hoche pond and will begin filling his
now Ice house tomorrow. Doth men
ire mulling the work of cutting so
rapidly that warm weather cannot
Htop oporatloiiH before all of tholr Ice
B harvested nnd safely put away for
the winter. It Is estimated that the
Ice stored this wlntor Is 2,000 tons In
OXCCHB of that of last yonr nnd It Is
scarcely posHlhlo that there can bo any
shortage unless the Riitnmor Is un
usually hot and long.
ICdltor News : The cyotes have bin
getting thicker round hero , so thay
had a big wulf hunt Satterday , Houtli
of town. They started from fore Hides
of n township an mot' In the middle.
Mr. Mtmhy'd never HOOII n wulf hunt
nn ho wanted to HOO ono before ho
wont back oast. So ho wont to the
llvory Htablo to hire n boss to ride ,
but thay'd hired out nil thnro rldln
IIOSHOS xcept an old inulo nnmod Suzlo.
Tbny Hod she way. n good riding lioss
If ho wanted to tnko hor. Mr. Mushy
list If she'd stand being shot off of ,
nn the llvory man told him Hiiro thing
she wax. stone def and you cud shoot
a gun off rite by her ears nn she
wudn't boor It. Mr. Mushy sod he'd
beloov It when ho saw It. So the llv
cry man got his revolver an shot It
off rite behind Suzlo's ear an she never
or bllnkt. When Mr. Mushy saw that
ho sod she's what ho wanted , so ho
borrowed the liveryman's revolver an
mo nn him started for the wnlf hunt ,
mo on old Dolly. I nst the cnptnln of
our side if ho allowed rlllcs nn ho sod
no , but when ho looked nt my twenty-
too ho lafod an sod ho'd lot that pass.
\Ve scart up three or fore wulves on
our side nn ( bay Heart up morc'n that
on the uthor sides , but thny kept a run
ning out wharo the lines wax thin , an
when wo got to the sontor thnro wnz
only too wulves cornered. Ono of
'em made a brake for the uthor side
an a feller shot him. When the nther
soon that ho cum our wny nn ran strate
for Mr. Mushy nnd old Suzlo. Mr.
Mushy got hlz revolver pointed in be
tween Sn/.lo's ears nn wn/ just goln
to shoot when Suzlo got scart nt the
wulf cumlng rlto nt her nn she whurlod
round an started honm on the tied run ,
the wulf follorn her nn the hole crowd
of us n follorn nftor the wulf. It wax
the biggest surcus I'vo seen since
Hlngllng cum to Norfolk. Mr. Mushy
wax puiiin with nlllils mlto an hollcrn
whoa , Just as If ho thot old Suzle cud
beer him , but she kept on a runnln
cleor to the livery barn.
The wulf follored her nbout hnf n
milo nn then turned off an a feller on
n flno pony that had bin n cowboy fl
nally run him down an shot him. Mr.
Mushy wnz so sere ho cudn't sit on n
chare for neorly n week. He sez the
folks back east are grately interested
In wulf hunting , an ho'd wrote n poem
about It that ho wnz going to send to
the Lltternry Digest nn get non to
fnmo. Ho sod ho bloevcd hlz poem
wud bo red when Wittier an Longfol-
lor nro forgot. I thot mobbo you'd like
to see It so I mndo a copy of It.
The Lay of the Last Coyote.
No moro will his plaintive yelp bo
They have killed him nnd tanned
They rounded him up with n drove of
his mates ,
A hundred or more by his sido.
Then they opened flro from fifty guns ,
His brothers fell by the scoio ,
Hut ho leaped to the top of the deathly
And lustily yelped for moro.
So they filled him full with number 2s ,
They plugged him with double Bs ;
The rllle bullets pierced him through
And brougth him to his knees.
When he finally yielded to the din
And they picked him up for dead ,
There was nothing left but his punc
And fifty pounds of lead.
Yours , Johnny Dumper.
Farmers bring In your repair work
for spring. I will save you 20 % , as I
have the tlmo and am prepared to do
the work. Paul Nordwlg.
FARMERS ARE NOT RELINQUISHING -
ING THEIR LANDS.
ARE HOLDING FOR $ -10 AN ACRE
Some of the Settlers are Suffering
from Usual Frontier Privations but
They Believe They Will Come Out
All Right In a Few Years.
HollnqnlHlinients on the Hosobud
reservation nro not holng sold rnpldly
because of the faith of the people , who
have them and nro living there , accordIng -
Ing to Silas Ball , who formerly lived
In Norfolk. Mr. Ball IB visiting In the
city with H. M. Frazlor and la en-
thiiHlnhtic about the country where hlu
Hon-ln-law has a farm.
Ho declares that many of the set-
Hoi a nre poor nnd thnt some hnvo only
celia and cow chips to keep the fires
In their homos going nnd nro ns poor
ly Kiippllcd with food.nnd clothes ns
with fuel. But they nil hnvo faith In
the country nnd are unwilling to sell
tholr rollnqulshmonta nt much below
twenty dollars an acre. They nre
willing to endure hnrdshlps for n voar
or two rather than sell out without
getting what they think the land Is
worth. None of thorn are suffering
but many have nothing moro than bare
necessities of llfo. They came there
with nothing and had to hoi row money
to lllo and will hnvo to continue bor
rowing money for several years until
tholr land ia broken , so thnt they can
got full returns from It. Sod corn
last year proved n good venture. Slow
ly the land Is being broken but In the
meant line tl'o. returns are slight.
Dairying Is being taken up largely
by the new settlers and In a few years
the Hosobud will probably be a dairy
ing country. Almost every fanner has
n small herd of cows. Most of them
have just as many of thorn ns they
can afford , and nro adding to their
herds just ns fast as they cnn got to
gether enough money to pay for thorn.
Dairying has proven the ono thing on
which the farmers cnn got nn Im
mediate return. They need money
badly in ninny cases and so they have
turned to dairying. But it has paid
so well that they intend to keep right
on with it and in tlmo the reservation
will bo ono great dairy herd.
R. F. D. NO. 3.
Oscar Heckman is nursing a broken
John Lederor Is breaking a bronco
Chas. Van Tolgo has returned home
from Omaha where ho had been on
a visit and business.
J. C. Brootlhagcn has boon to Omaha
Chns. Rssington is shelling corn and
delivering the same to the Hadar mar
The Pleasant Valley preacher post
poned his services last evening to of
ficial o nt a couple of marriage cere
HADAR BAND CONCERT.
Birthday of Louis Uccher's Father
The Hadar band gave a concert
Tuesday evening at the homo of Louis
Uecher , three miles north of the city
who celebrated the sevonty-seconi
birthday of his father that night. A
large number of friends visited them
during the evening and enjoyed the
JIM YOUNG AFREE MAN NOW
Colored Race Track Driver Has Been
Released From Custoday.
James Young , the colored race track
driver convicted over a year ago In
the district court of Lancaster countj
of the murder of Sam Wlntor , and who
will bo remembered by Norfolk people
and those of north Nebraska as hav
Ing driven on this circuit last summer
will not bo tried a second tlmo for the
crime. Ho stepped out of the county
Jail at Lincoln yesterday n free mnn
The complaint against him was dis
missed by Judge Holmes on motioi
of County Attorney Caldwell.
Deputy County Attorney Tyrrell ex
plained to the court that , Innsmucl
as the supreme court had held that the
stall of Young was his domicile , 1
would be questionable If the dofendan
could be convicted again of the crime
The first trial had cost the county
considerable money and a second ono
would moan at least the expenditure
Young was overjoyed when he
learned that ho was now able to nvoli
the four wnlls of the penitentiary. To
the employes of the county jnil ho expressed
pressed his happiness In the stronges
James Young was charged with the
murder of Sam Winter and the wound
Ing of Max Wagner , two white host
lers at the state fair grounds in September
tembor , 1901. Those men were she
as they entered n stall where Youiit ,
mnde his sleeping place. Winter lln
gored for several days desperatolj
wounded before ho died. Wagner was
not seriously hurt
, Both Winter nnd Wagner had been
engaged In grooming a string of horses
in charge of the defendant. Just be
fore the shooting both had left his
H was declared by Wagner and in
the dying statement of Winter tha
they had not gone to the stall with an >
hostile Intent. Young claimed tha
the white men had come to "do him'
nnd he hnd simply shot them In sel
Young was convicted and sentenced
to fifteen years In the penitentiary for s /
the killing of Wlntor. After conviction * X s <
hlK attorneys took the case to the su
preme court on alleged technical er
rors of the court and prosecution.
The higher tribunal held that the
stall of the defendant was his domi
cile and that ho had n right to defend
It against Intrusion , and the judge of
the lower tribunal should have mndo
this fact clear In his charge to the
Jury. The judgment of the district
court was reversed nnd remanded for
The complaint against Young for the
wounding of Max Wngnor wns also
dismissed with the privilege of ngnln
placing It on the docket.
BUYS SHARPLESS HOME.
E. E. Coleman Has Purchased the w
Sharpless Property Here.
The Shnrpless homo on Norfolk nv-
enuo between Twelfth and Thirteenth
has boon purchased by 13. 13. Colomnn ,
who will make It his homo nftor April
1. The deal was closed by T. 13. Odl-
> rno. i
GOOD CARE NEEDED FOR CATTLE .
Writer Says Better Care Would do
Away With Dipping Tank.
Kdltor News : I see In your Issue
> f February 10 an article headed , "Will
Stamp Out the Itch. " It reads : "All
ho horses and cattle on the Santco
ind Ponca reservations and In the
lolghborlng country must bo dipped
iccordlng to plans now being formu-
atod by State Veterinarian McKlm
uul Indian Agent W. S. Meagloy of
ho two reservations. A tank Is to bo
erected somewhere near Nlobrara for
this purpose. "
We heartily appreciate such steps ,
f there Is any such disease existing ,
although It will mnko It very bnd for
some farmers to haul or drlvo tholr
uirses nnd cattle to the dipping tank ,
as some of them would have to go
twenty or twenty-five miles , and po s-
sibly In some cases farther than that.
I am speaking now of the Santee res
ervation , where I am well acquainted.
It Is a fact that by driving through
: ho reservation , the very best of graz-
ng land as well as the very best soil
for fanning , especially the eastern
.ownshlps of the Santee reservation ,
like Harrison nnd Hill and some other
townships , you may see some very Ul
poor animals. Again others you see
ire just as nice and thrifty as any mnn
wants to see. It Is not the old manure
lilloH on the place that make them
look so slick and nice. No , It Is the
good hay which has been properly put
up in good season , the corn , nnd the
good care which they have received ,
which accounts for their good looks.
On the other hand you see animals
running outside during the whole
blessed year. Whatever sustenance
they can obtain from the ground that
Is all right so long as there Is any llfo
in it. Hut when all vegetation Is killed
and dried up by the frosts of wlntor
It is a sorry job for the poor animal
which has to rustle for his own living.
The most of these Indians have a
house to live In but no stable , unless
they put ono up of some few willow-
poles and old hay , sometimes nothing
on tlio top of the roof , but exposed to
snows and rains. Can the reader Im
agine how a poor animal looks In a
stable like that on a rainy day or
stormy day in winter ? Don't they look
"Itchy ? " And this kind of itch , to my
notion , starts in the throat , then works
down to the stomach or paunch , then
It turns out on the outside. What wo
might call the hunger itch. Good and
proper care is the best preventive for
any sickness. Wo find good , careful
farmers that give the greatest possible
attention to their live stock , but wo
must admit some are the very oppo
site way. Not alone the Indians , no ,
some white people are bad enough In
Would It not be a good plan to make
it a rule to have better care for live
stock , not only In the Santee , Poncaor
Omaha reservations , but all over the
great state of Nebraska , as wo now
see everywhere some poor animals
that would need dipping , when a little
more oats or corn and good hay in
stead , would be bettor than old rotten
hay and no grain at all ?
F. E. Barmim , foreman on the
Chronicle , has been sick most of the
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. M. Baker arrived
homo from Omaha last night. They
were married there Wednesday , and
will go to housekeeping in the brick
house on Pearl street that was once
the residence of the John S. Robinson
The Madison flro department gave
their anunl masquerade ball In the
Thomas theatre last night. The crowd
was Immense and the
room was con
gested till midnight. The Madison
band furnished the music nnd the pro
ceeds amounted to $250.
There was unusual activity In the
mart matrimonial hero yesterday.
Harry Heed and Miss Cecelia Carson
were married at tlio homo of the
bride's parents , Mr. and Mrs. Bon
Carson , in the west end of the city.
The groom is part owner of the billiard
wedding was that of
Dennis Vanoyen to Miss Mary Mahelln
at the farm homo of William Mahelln ,
five miles north of town. Rev. J M
Bothwell ofliclatod. John Balzer and
Miss Anna Walloon from Newman
Grove were married by Judge Bates.
If you want to buy land In South
Dakota It will pay you to call on P.
G. Coryell , Norfolk , Neb.
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