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About The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19?? | View Entire Issue (March 9, 1906)
NORFOLK NKVVS : FRIDAY , MARCH 0 , 11)06 )
AGAINST COUNCIL AND MAYOK
ON DEPOT ORDINANCE.
TO PREVENT PASSING LAW
An Injunction Has Been Granted
Upon a Petition Signed by Norfolk
People , Rentrnlnlng Mnyor and Coun
cil From Vacating Avenue.
An Injunction against ( ho inoinborn
of the city nnnnrll ninl Mnyor Friday
restraining them from panning tliu or-
( llnnnro to vacate I'lilllp nvuiuio wan
granted liy County Judge Dates at
MndlHon yesterday afternoon. The In
junction was granted upon u petition
ki'c.iu'il liy Mike Endora , Herman Rol-
l.ofshl. F. I , . Estabrook.V. . W. Rob
erts anil Peter Barium , all citizens liv
ing In the vicinity of I ho Philip av
enue crowing of the NorlhwoHlorn.
A $2,000 bond Riguod by llontmn A.
ranowalk. rotor P. Roll and William
It Hoffman wan given lo Iho Judge to
cover any possible damagcH that mlghl
l u Incurred liy the working of the in
junction. The attorneys for the ob
jectors were Judge IHUIIO Poworfl and
Allen Rood of MadlHon.
Tlu > arguments , which have liuon
brought to hoar against the closing of
Philip avenue nro nil Included In the
pi'llliou for ( ho Injiiucllon , which cov-
. It takes
( rs nlno typewritten pages.
up each detail In complaint and dwolln
principally on the amount of UNO.
which IH made of the street , und de
nies thai the council him any right , to
rioao the street for the purpo.so of
erecting a depot on It.
The principal arguments In the CIIHC
ni-o an follows :
"Philip nvonno In nu oxluiiHlvo and
main thoroughfare of Iho city and IH
constantly used liy the clll/.oiiH and
people of the city , and thuro IH Hltuat-
cil on It four of the prlc.lpnl chnrcheH
of the city and u high Hchool building ,
which are nttondcd and visited hy
several hundred people living In the
"My vacating and closing that part
of Philip avonne It would greatly and
| u > rmanently Injiiro and depreciate the
\aluo of real estate on Philip aveuuo
to the full extent of twenty per cent
of HH pronont valno. The council
have made no provision for the pay
ment of damage * that would ho HUH-
( lined hy the closing of Iho avenue
and do not prepare ( o do HO.
"There IH no necessity for the va
cation of ( ho Htroot. The Chicago &
Northwestern IH not In need of the
part proposed to he vacated UH It al-
rondy owns a ( racl adjacent to the
HI root that Is Hulllclently largo for a
di'pnt The object iund purpose of
the couuucll In passing the ordinance
Is to oualilo ( he railroad company to
avoid the necessity of cutting the
trains In two at the avenue and to
abandon the maintenance of a flag
man or watchman at the crossing ,
"If the avenue IH closed the school
children will bo deprived of a direct
nud easy way to reach school and their
In OH will ho greatly endangered In
crossing the tracks at Philip avenue
\\lth the depot at that point.
"A large number of property own
ers have urgently remonstrated with
the council against the passage of the
ordinance and. If permitted to express -
press tholr wlshoH u majority of the
cltl/.eus would oppose It.
"The mayor and council Intend to
pass the ordinance without HH being
read on three separate days as re-
onlred hy law ami without giving ( ho
citizens any opportunity to appear and
oppose It. "
Notice to Land Seekers.
A large tract of valuable agricul
tural laud Is to he thrown open for
Holtlomeul on March 20. 1110(5. ( Thin
land has been In litigation for twelve
years and on the twentieth of January
the t'nlted States land office handed
down an opinion which will open this
land for settlement on the 20th of
The tract consists of about 6(5,000 (
ncres of ( Ine agricultural land In
North Dakota , or about -100 homo-
steads. This is a very Hue tract of
In ml and is worth , at the present time ,
from $3.000 to $4.000 pur homestead.
It Is valuable wheat land with an
immense deposit of lignite coal un
derlying It. A special excursion for
March 20 Is being arranged to take a
party of people up to see this land
and will bo In charge of an agent of
the Illinois Central railroad company.
It Is a chance of n life time to got a
coed ouartor section of farm land and
n coal mine for the asking.
In order to avoid a rush the facts
are not made public at this time hut
full Information can be had by apply
ing nt the Illinois Central city ticket
otllce , 1102 Farnnm St. , or addressing
Samuel North. District Passenger
Agent , Omaha , Neb.
CONDUCTOR ATTACKS EDITOR.
C. H. Lyman of Long Pine Journal
Refuses to Retract Story.
Refusing to apologize In his publi
cation last week for the account of an
alleged wife-beating case , which ap
peared In the Long Pine Journal the
week previous , C. H. Lymnn , the ed
itor , was Saturday assaulted In his
olllco by A. G. Bronson , a conductor
on the Northwestern railway , who also
Week before last the Journal pub
lished a story about the disappear
ance of Mrs. .Bronson , who loft homo
while her husband was put ou his run ,
telling some friends before her de
parture that her husband had formed
the dlnagroonblo habit of boating her ,
mil Hho consequently decided to leave
Mm and reside with relntlvoH In Chi-
ago. The Journal further suggested
'hat ' HrotiHon should ho ridden out of
own on a rail for lilii mlHlreatmontof
'IH ' ! newly-wedded hrldo , hut dialed
Hint If It had been mlHlnformcd , which
! i did not think It had been , the editor
A-iuild gladly tnalu ) public apology to
HroiiHon , after the appearance of the
irllelo. did demand an apology , nlut
ing that It wan all untrue. The editor ,
however , InventIgatud further and de
cided that he had Hot forth the facts
In the CMHO and that no npologyvnn
due Mr. HroiiHon. Saturday , after the
paper had been printed , Ilroimon , find-
lug no apology In UH columiiH , pro
ceeded to the Journal olllco and IH al
leged ( o have fearfully beaten Mr. Ly-
man , although no ( bird party wit-
ucHHod the engagement. IxmntwlHO ,
Iho latter ban a fearfully cut eye and
a badly bitten linger IIH a reiitilt of
CharguH wore Immediately preferred
agaliiHl UroiiHon for nnHiiult with In-
lent ( o kill. The caHo WIIH tried Sat
urday In JiiHtlco Doljimil'H court , who
hound the defendant over to the din-
trlct court In the mini of $500.
See P. 0. Corycll for liiHuranco.
CITIZENS OF NIODRARA WANT
ANOTHER RAILROAD IN.
CITIZENS' MEETING IS HELD
Mnyor George Dnyha of Nlobrara Has
Appointed n Committee of Citizens
In the Knox County Town to Ac
tively Urge That Road be Dullt.
Nlobrara , Nob. , March 5. Mayor
Itaylia IIIIH taken actlvo IntoroHl In the
movement to urge the oxtetiHlon of the
NewcaHllo branch of the Chicago , St.
Paul , MlnneapollH and Omaha line to
A meeting of hiiHlncsH men and
properly ownernVIIH held upon the
call of the mayor for the purpose of
arriving at u proper orgunl/nllon to
co-oporato with the Knox County
FariuorH' Produce organl/atlon and
the towns of liloomflold and Hnrtlng-
ton. Petitions have been circulated
and generally signed all along the
proposed route. 10. A. Fry , who ban
Interests at Nlobrara but for the pant
two years him been running u news
paper at Lake Andes , S. D. , read a
letter from 10. H. Moulder , who had
barge of the construction of the Bone-
stool line for Mlnston Bros. Co. , In
which ho said :
"Don't advocate nioro rallrondn to
go through your city. Try to work up
a scheme ( hat will make the name
'Nlobrara Junction. ' Sioux City does
not llko to have the territory north-
woHl of you on a direct line to Oma
Mr. Fry also road a letter from Goo.
1) . Perkins , In which ho said In con
nection with the foregoing :
"If the project of which you have
had Intimation should come Into the
open H might bo well to give special
attention to the Elkhorn Huntlment ,
in connection , possibly , with some
plan that might meet the approval of
business interests represented hero. "
These letters created considerable
enthusiasm among ( he business men
and gave more confidence to the ef
fort on the part of the Farmers' Pro
duce organl/atlon. which Is a corpo
ration of farmers at Crofton who ship
by boat al llerrlck lauding during nav
Capt. Joseph Leach has been over
hauling the steamer F. Y. Matchelor
at Hnnning Water this winter for the
trade along the Missouri river Isolated
from railroad connections. These
shipments are made In connection
with the Chicago , Milwaukee and St.
Paul. A largo elevator has just been
erected at Hunnlng Water , and anoth
er Is to follow at once for this trade.
The extension of the Newcastle
branch would pass through a rich
country , over a route long contem
plated by Sioux City. A grade was
made aa far as the Bow valley by a
Sioux City enterprise as early as 1875
for the old Covlngton , Columbus and
Black Hills line , now owned by the
Newcastle lino. The profiles of the
Sioux City-Northwestern nro also
owned by the Northwestern , which
passed through the town of Crofton ,
and were used In the construction of
the Bonestoel line from Nlobrnra. The
distance from Sioux City to Nlobrara ,
whore the junction with the North
western would bo made , Is 105 miles.
In three years more the Snnteo In
dians will have earned patents to their
lands , and a reservation will no longer
be a barrier to railroad construction.
A large portion of ( his land has al
ready been disposed of as hclrshlp
land Is settled upon by a thrifty class
of farmers , most of which Is along the
route that would be taken by the ex
tension of the Newcastle branch.
Farmers bring In your repair work
for spring. I will save you 2070 , as I
have the time and am prepared to do
the work. Paul Nordwlg.
If you want to buy Innd In South
Dakota It will pay yon to call on F.
G. Coryoll. Norfolk. Nob.
Yesterday was the fifteenth birth
day of Earl Llndo and fourteen young
boy friends were Invited In to help
celebrate the occasion and to enjoy
his birthday dinner.
HIGHEST PRICES YET REACHED
THE BULK RULES $6.20 TO $6.30
Hlgehst Prices of the Year Were At-
talned This Morning on the South
Omaha Markets Higher Than Oth
er Tops by Ten Cents ,
South Omahn , Nob. , March 5. Spe
cial to The NOWH : The pork market
took Its weekly leap upward thin morn
ing and Htriick n point higher , by ten
cunts .tlinn the highest imlnt yet
reached thlH winter. The bent hogH
went today nt $ (5.iO ( : , while the lowest
of the nvornge miles was $ (5.20 ( , the
hulk ranging from $ (5.20 ( to $0.25.
There were 11,000 hogH on the mnr-
ket. At Chicago there were 112,000 on
the market and the prices ranged ten
centH higher than Saturday.
fleorgo 1C. Taylor of Pierce spent
last night In the city.
.T. H. Fnrlln of Madison wns In the
city last evening ou business.
ThomiiH Knwllngs of Wakelleld
stopped over night In the city.
Minn Irene Juuomnn of Madison was
Hhopplng In the city yoHtorday.
W. T. P. Mohr came down from
Spencer on buHlnesH thin morning.
.1. ,1. Vensok and ThomiiH , T. Veasok
of Prague are In the city on business.
Mrn. Von Hahden of Crelghton
came down thin morning to do Homo
William Krottor and George C. Krot-
tor came down from Stuart this mornIng -
Ing on biiHlness ,
MIsH Sorle Small of Omaha Is vlHlt-
lug with her mother and will remain
for several weckH.
Mlns Clarice Hindman came down
from Nlobrara thin morning lo visit
with MlHs Mlno McNooly.
Mrs. .1. Ilarvoy Footo and children
arrived from Mlnlr yesterday and will
make their homo with Mr. Footo nt
Iho Paclllc hotel.
John Ohm returned to work this
morning as his Injured knee has so
far recovered as to permit of his mov
ing freely about.
Arthur Golsnn of Osmond stopped
over Sunday night , with H. B. Sovorns
while onrouto to Atlantic , Iowa , where
he will visit with his father who Is
G. F. Durland stopped over In Nor
folk Saturday night and Sunday ou
his way home to Plnlnvlow froth Newport -
port , where ho was stalled by the
storm for over n day.
MHH | ICII/aheth Worden went to
Sioux City today to spend n few days
before returning to her homo In Rockford -
ford , 111. She has been visiting herewith
with Miss Kathorlno Shaw.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Tlnsloy and Miss
lloerger came down from Spencer
Monday morning to make tholr per
manent homo In Norfolk. They will
make tholr homo at the corner of
Eighth and Philip nvonue.
Miss Eva Carpenler Is at homo vis
iting her parents. She Is enjoying a
month's vacation from -her school at
Plainview1. Miss Carpenter teaches
the largest school In the country
around Plnlnvlow and enjoys the
worl < .
The Wednesday club will meet with
Mrs. Greene tomorrow afternoon nt
2:110 : sharp.
IClkborn Encampment , I. O. O. F. ,
No. 27 will meet Tuesday evening for
work In the Royal Purple.
C. 11. Vail and Mr. ami Mrs. O. P.
Schoff have gone to Omaha to pur
chase now furniture and furnlshtnirs
for the Oxnard hotel.
The condition of Mrs. Ueckerman ,
who wns operated upon several days
ago. Is quite serious although no great
fears are felt for her recovery.
Mrs. George D. Butterfleld was host
ess today at a 1 o'clock luncheon , giv
en In honor of Mrs. Swnrthout and
Mrs. Grey , who nro guests of Mrs. W.
Mrs. S. M. Roscnthnl underwent a
surgical operation yesterday and Is
very critically 111 today. Every at
tention possible Is being given to the
patient , and every effort to bring
about her speedy recovery.
Glen Emery , the 8-yenr-old son of
W. A. Emery , Is confined to his home
with n badly bruised head , which he
received In a fall while climbing on
n high chair at homo Saturday noon.
The bruises are not considered serious
although they nre cnuslng him severe
Because of the serious Illness of
her mother at Ironwood , Mich. , Mrs.
J. H. Brown left at noon for that
place. She received a telegram last
night advising her of the serious con
dition of her mother. She wns nc-
compnnlod to Mlchlgnn at noon todny
by her son. Frank.
Mrs. C. R. Hnggnrd of Sioux City
arrives todny for n few dnys' visit In
Norfolk. During her stay In the city ,
Mrs. Hnggnrd will be n guest nt the
homo of Mrs. D. Mnthewson Instend
of Mrs. .1. S. Mnthewson , ns wns an
nounced. Mrs. Haggard Is on the
Wednesday club program for tomor
row with n paper. On Thursday noon
he will bo the guest of honor nt n
luncheon which Is to be given by Mrs.
J. S. Mnthowson.
Skntlng came Into fnvor again with
the young folks last evening and
King's pond was well filled with a
crowd of skaters all evening. Several
parties for the evening wore made up ,
the largest of which was that of Miss
Toomoy , who had the children In the
Seventh grade nt n skating party. The
little snow , which fell during the even
Ing , did not hinder the nkatcnt any ,
uid the Ice was comparatively smooth
except In a few places. The snow
fall todny , however , has put a stop to
the Hkntlng unless the Ice Is cleared.
Gregory News : The Initial meet
ing of Iho Interstate Retail Merchants'
iiHHocInllon WIIH held In Boncstcel nt
the city hall hist Thursday evening
and a largo representation of bust-
IOHR men from Lynch , Spencer , Bittto ,
Fairfax , linker , Grosn , Napor , Bone-
steel and other towns were present.
The object of the association Is for
protection In the buying and selling
of merchandise and with a view of
simplifying their work nnd an exchange
change of experiences. The following
olllcors were elected : President , G.
S. Graves of Butte ; vice president ,
John Harms of Bonostoel ; secretary ,
J. H. Wilson of Butte ; treasurer , A.
Mason of Fairfax. At this meeting It
was determined to hold regular month
ly meetings at BoncHteel and oxlond
the membership to all merchants on
Wayne Herald : During the past
two or three years several homes hnve
boon stolen In the neighborhood of
Wakuflold , nnd up to dntu Iho horses
have not been recovered or the thieves
apprehended. The horses disappear
from ImniH or pnsluroH In n miracu
lous nmnnor and the thieves leave no
trace behind them ( hat has enabled
those who would recover the property
to gel any Irack that will lead to any
arruHtH. At present some pretty ugly
rumors nro nllont ns to who are the
pardon respoiiHlblo for the Htnto of
affairs In existence. It Is hinted by
many that local talent , men thorough
ly acquainted with nil the surround-
IngH nro either In the horse stealing
hiiHlneHH , or nro nldlng the porsonn
who take the animals. Some have
gone so far as to nnmo persons against
whom tholr suspicions are directed
nnd some pretty severe threals are
being made against the suspects.
Newman Grove Herald : The Nor
folk sugar factory Is to bo turned Into
a shoo fnctory. Another company Is
to take over the sugar fnctory , put In
now machinery nnd again the wheels
will turn nnd Hiigar will again be made
al Norfolk. Norfolk Is lo have a beef
and pork packing plant , using the va
cant sugar factory. A button factory
is to bo started at Norfolk In the old
sugar fnctory. An alfalfa meal mill
company Is talking of taking over the
Norfolk sugar fnctory In the near fu
ture. A creamery company would
have plenty of room In the Norfolk
sugar factory. The very latest use
for the Norfolk sugar factory , which
has been dismantled nnd standing
Idle for a year , Is a condensed milk-
ery something that will spoil all the
plans of the big creamery companies
In the great west. Maybe Norfolk
will donate the factory to Iho state
as an annex ( o the Insane asylum.
Dr. W. II. Brill of Cieighton , Neb. ,
has Instituted In the county court in
Sioux Falls proceedings by which he
seeks to set aside the will of his fa
ther , Thomas M. Brltt , a Sioux Falls
pioneer who died n few weeks ago.
The will gives to the widow outright
the homestead and the Income from
the remainder of the estate during
her lifetime , when the estate exclusive
of the homestead goes to the Crolgh-
ton physician. The widow Is the stepmother -
mother of Dr. Brltt. The stepson Is
dissatisfied with that portion of the
will which gives to his stepmother the
Income from the cstnto during her
llfelime. Dr. Brllt nllogos In his com
plaint that the widow used undue in
fluence In having Iho will executed In
her favor , and also alleges that his
fnther wns not In sound mind nnd
capable of making a will nt the time
the Instrument wns executed. During
n hearing In the case before County
.Indue Bailey attorneys renresentlnc
Dr. Brltt gave notice of an appeal to
the slate circuit court , where the cnso
will bo tried during the month of
About seventy-five policy holders in
the Farmers Mutual Insurance com
pany of Madison , Pierce , Wayne and
Slanton counties hold their annual
meeting In Mnrqunrdt hall yesterday
afternoon. The report of the business
for the past year wns presented to the
members and showed a gratifying In
crease over the preceding year. At
the beginning of the year there were
GSS policies In force amounting to
$1,064,514 and at the close of the year
757 policies amounting to $1,305,957.
The receipts for the year were $2-
822.43 , which with $459.15 cash on
hand , constituted the assets out of
which were paid losses amounting to
$1,734.70 and expenses of $844.95 ,
leaving a cnsh balance of $701.93.
The company decided to allow policy
holders to insure registered live stock
for two-thirds of its nctual value ,
which is something that was not done
before. The executive officers for the
ensuing year will bo the same as last
year but there was a slight change
made In the directorate. The ofllcors
elected are : Herman Bnettow , pres
ident ; Fritz Grimm , secretary ; C. F.
Winter , treasurer. The new board of
directors is composed of C. P. Haaso ,
Herman Buettow and C. F. Winter ,
Madison county ; Herman Koch and
Fritz Grimm , Stanton county ; C. H.
Buchendahl and Frank Peter , Pierce
county ; Charles Green and Arthur
Kun , Wayne county.
Farmers bring In your repair work
for spring. I will save you 20 % as 1
have the time nnd am prepared to do
the work. Paul Nordwig.
Thanks for Bell.
In behalf of the Warnerville people
I want to thank the kind friends who
so liberally contributed to the fund
for purchasing a bell for Warnervllle's
now church. Mrs. H. Warner.
TRAVELING MEN TELL HOW THEY
WERE IN ONE SPOT 36 HOURS
The Snow Drifts In Cuts Were so
Deep That Bruno Hanson Mashed
His Hat Against Semaphore Signal.
Lived on Pork and Raw Potatoes.
The effects of the snowstorm which
cnmo over the northwest Innt week ,
have all been overcome and train ser
vice has been restored to normal run
ning. The greatest difficulty experi
enced was with wires that went down ,
making It difficult to send trains out
Into the storm for fear of accidents.
The Blorm Is said at Northweslcrn
headqiiarlers to have been not an ex-
trnordlnnry one for this time of the
year. Drifts were about six foot deep.
PnssongorH on the trains which were
snowbound were nil within easy roach
of farms or towns , and they were all
well provided for In the wny of food
llllllll LIIU 31UI 111. iliWOl VJ1 IIIU | JIIO *
Hengors remained In the coaches un
til the trains moved again. The train
from the Black Hills duo here Friday
cnmo Saturday , nH did nlso Iho Sntur-
dny trnln. This , however , was hold
till yesterday and two big trains went
east Sunday. Olhor trains nro now
From Passengers' Viewpoint.
According to a commerclnl Irnvelor ,
the Blnck Hills train that wns stalled
nenr Johnstown In Iho snow drifts
had a party of live Norfolk men on It ,
who subsisted entirely on pickled
pork for thirty-six hours. They were
Bruno Hanson , Ed Ingnlls , Herman
Snider , Hans Dnhlen and Mr. Brown.
They were eight miles from Johns
town and there wns little on the train
for the nnsHcnccrs to ent. so they
floundered out through the snowdrifts
to the few farm houses In Ihe vicinity
and secured what they could. All
they could find where they went wns
pickled pork nnd raw potatoes but the
latter proved of no avail ns there was
no way of cooking thorn on the trnln.
The snow was so deep that they had
to struggle 'through snow above their
waists to get to the farmhouse. Whore
Iho semaphore signal stood beside the
Irack the snow was so deep that Bru
no Hanson broke his hat on the arm
of the signal , as ho passed under It.
The train was held at this point for
thirty-six hours before It wns possible
to release it. Another Black Hills
trnln was held up near Rapid City but
managed to get out of the snow in
less lime than the one nl Johnstown.
All nlnnir Ilin linn tlipro wns .1 liiwivv
snow and in the cuts great holes hnd
lo bo made through Iho snow. In
some of the cuts Iho snow wns so deep
that it brushed along the tops of the
cars ns they passed through. North
of Nlobrnra conditions were a great
deal the same ns they were on the
main line and many of the cuts were
filled to the top with snow , through
which ( he engines wore forced to cut
R. E. Dulcher of Plainview was In
Iho city Sunday.
Charles Herschoff of Hadar is In
the city on business.
F. C. Marshall of Center was In the
city on business Saturday.
A. II. Corbett of Madison stopped
over Sunday night In the city.
Orion Porter came down from Fair
fax this morning on business.
Mrs. I. M. Mncy spent Sunday In
Tildon with Mrs. S. Klerstcad.
Miss Josephine Durland has gone
to St. Joseph , Missouri , to buy her
Jake Penhollow of Newman Grove
and a cousin from Iowa are visiting
friends and relatives In the city.
Mrs. C. E. Stilt returned home Sat
urday evening from Burllnglon , Iowa ,
where she has been visiting for the
past five weeks.
Will Hahn spent Sunday with
friends in Stanton.
Emil Schnltz of Hadar was in Ihn
city on business today.
Burt Hummer went to Omaha Sun
day to visit with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. John Luders of HOB-
kins are in the city on business.
Eugene E. Harper has taken a posi
tion as attendant at the hospital.
Miss Mamie Morgan of Humphrey
Is visiting wllh the family of H. E.
H. E. Owen visited over Sunday
wllh his family and relumed to Oma-
Chris Soverln of Woodlako visited
the latler parl of the week with his
aunt , Mrs. John Hulff.
Mrs. C. R. Hnggnrd of Sioux City Is
expecled Ihls week for n visit at the
homo of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mathew-
Dr. C. A. McKlm Is expected in the
city Wednesday on state veterinarian
Mrs. E. F. Stoar returned Saturday
evening from a trip lo Omaha and
Mrs. H. E. Hardy went to Omaha
Sunday to visit with her daughter ,
Mrs. J. A. Shoemaker.
Herman Brlssow of Hadar was in
the city today onrouto to Wayne
where ho will enter the normal.
Miss Jennie McCormlck , of the Fre
mont Tribune force , Is spending a
two weeks' vacation In Norfolk.
F. A. Beeler has returned from New
York , where he was doing his spring
buying. His son Rex joined him at
Chicago on his way home.
J. G. Collins has been suffering with
a severe cold at Albion but is not BO-
rloiiHly 111 ns has been generally ro-
The W. C. T. U. will meet with Mrs.
D. Hoes tomorrow afternoon at 3
o'clock In her homo at the corner of
Thirteenth street nnd Norfolk nvonue.
Manager N. B. Dotation sustained
the loss of two carriages , harnesses ,
robes and all equipment for them , in
the fire Ihnl rnged Frldny night In the
Chicago lumber yards. Ho cnrrlcd no
Insurance on the vehicles , HO that they
were a total loss.
Nlobrara Is planning a big celebra
tion of the fiftieth anniversary of Iho
founding of Iho town , on Juno 7. The
Into Judge Ilubbnrd was one of the
founders of the place and his son ,
Congressman Hiibbnrd , will be one
of Iho principal speakers on the oc
A restaurant Is to bo opened up In
the vacant store room In tho'Kriig
block by Ihe Ahlmnnn brothers within
the next two or throe weeks. They
Intend to put In n Inrge lunch counter
nnd tables enough to accommodate a
largo number of persons. The kitch
en will be placed In the rcnr. L
Rov. J. P. 1'oucher of the "iMetlToiI-
1st church went to Blair today to om- <
clnto nt the funeral of Mrs. Peter \
.TnliiiHfin into nP tlio flrnf rnnlilottt.q nf ' V
Blair. Mr. Poticher hns conducted
funeral services over three of this one
family , all over eighty years of ago.
nnd there nro but two loft today.
The business of the Norfolk post-
olllco continues to show a comfortable
Increase over last year , which moans
more prosperity nnd more business In
the city. For February the receipts
of the ofllce are about ten per cent
greater thnn that of 1905 nnd larger
limn Ihoso of any previous year. The
stnmp snloB for February wore $948.08
nH com pared wllh $807.20 In 1905. The
lolal receipts for February 190C were
$989.52 nnd for 1905 , $900.31.
Mrs. P. A. Blnkeman entertained
Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock lunch
eon nnd cnrds. The house was dnlnt-
the luncheon tables were arranged for
the afternoon nnd preltlly decorated
place cnrds distributed. Euchre nnd
flinch wore played. The flinch prize
wns won by Mrs. Bradley of Bololt ,
Wisconsin , the euchre prize by Mrs.
T. 13. Odlorno ami the shouting prize
by Mrs. Emilic Mlttelstndt.
At the Pacific hotel Sunday noon
the new landlord , J. Harvey Foote ,
served the first of the Sunday dinners ,
which he intends shall bo one of the
features of his management. In a
number of ways there were Innova
tions that are new to Norfolk. Ho
had the Norfolk orchestra to furnish
music during the dinner , nnd one of
the traveling men , I. W. Johnson of
Lincoln , sang several solos between
the orchestral numbers. The tables
were uoconueii wiiu poucu nyacinins
and cut carnations and at each guest's
plate was placed a carnation. There
wore n number of smnll parties of
town people who took advantage of
the dinner to entertain friends nt a
Sunday dinner away from liome.
Pierce Lender : About twenty cou
ples of Norfolk and Pierce people ns-
somblcd nt the home of Mr , and Mrs.
Henry Miller , 4 miles east of town
last evening and completely surprised
them. They met to remind them Ihnt
twenty years had passed since they
stood nt the marital altar and were
joined togelhcr for life. When Mr.
and Mrs. Miller had recovered from
the surprise they welcomed all their
guests and the evening passed away
quickly nnd merrily. Refreshments
were served nt 12 o'clock and after
wards Mr. C. A. Relmers , who had
been selected by the company as
spokesman , in a few pleasing remarks
presented to the host nnd hostess a
beautiful china dinner sel , a bureau
ami uuiT iH'jbuiiLb. mi a. luiuui iuui-
ingly and henrllly thanked them for
their kind remembrance and after a
short lime deparled for their homes.
The Madison horsethlef was in Norfolk -
folk the day nfter he sold his outfit
at Nollgh. Concerning the man the
Leader says : "Tuesday he bought a
ticket for Norfolk , nnd Sheriff Miller ,
who was there the following day , says
that a hackmnn slated that the thief
had again gone west on the evening
train , although the policeman at the
depot thought the contrary. The man
agers of the Clearwater bank , while
not feeling that they could perhaps
legally be bound to accept the loss In
the matter , nevertheless concluded to
stand good for the checks and money
paid and hunted up the parties and
repaid them. On Wednesday the owner -
er proved his ownership to the prop
erty and took it back home. The
thief Is described as a young man of
medium stalure , wllh nolhlng in his t
10 uiiruci auunuon or icau
lo the belief that he Is a tough char
Prom an unofficial railroad source
comes the Information thrft the sched
ule of the train on the Scrlbner-Oak-
dale branch Is to be changed so that
persons on the branch can leave homo
In the morning , do business In Omaha
and rotiirn home nil In the same day.
To do this the train will run Into Oma
ha Instend of Scrlbner ns at present.
It will leave Onkdnle at 5 o'clock In
the morning , arriving In Omaha at
noon. Going west It will leave Omaha
at G p. m. and reach Oakdale at 1
o'clock the next morning. Some now
rolling stock will be added to the
equipment on the branch when the
change Is made and a finer train will
ho operated thnn now. The present
train will be discontinued when the
new trnln service Is Installed. This
will also give the towns east of West
Point on the main line one more train
a day and give them three hours more
In Omaha than they have at present
To the towns west of Scrlbner it will
make little difference.
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