The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, March 23, 1906, Page 5, Image 5

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    NUKKOLK NEWS : 1 < MUIAMAlU'll 2fl W < G
A Lively Contest Over the Nomination
for Mayor , Which Goes to J. C. Jen
kins Other Candidates Placed In
' Nomination.
1 "
i" Nollgh , Neb. , March 20. Special to
The News : A citizens caucus was
held In the court house hero last even
ing which wns moro largely attended
than any for the past twenty years.
There seemed to ho an understanding
that license or no llccnso was at Issue
and the house was filled.
The nominations for mayor wore :
Capt. J. D. Hatfield , J. C. Jenkins , U.
S. Payne and the present incumbent ,
M. II. Huffman. Motion to proceed on
nn Informal ballot was had , and the
matter proceeded when Huffman de
clared he was not a candidate. Jen
kins also i of used to run and for a
MU time matters scorned at a standstill.
M. H. Huffman broke the silence by re
questing the candidates to slate clear
ly their position on the question of li
cense or no llccnso. Hallleld replied
ho was "for high license ; " Jenkins
stated ho was for enforcement of law ,
that If ( he majority of the citizens
were for license he was , tftat If a
drunk took up the greater part of the
j sidewalk ho should bo fined , or that
ft 4 if the churches got to scrapping they
should bo arrested law enforcement
$ first , last and all the time. The other
candidates did not reply. Jenkins
was nominated by a few votes over
Hatfleld. For city clerk John M. Mc
Allister and E. S. Schofield were nom
inated , Schoflcld withdrawing and Mc
Allister being declared the nominee
by acclamation. For city treasurer
Win. Lambert , Police Judge 11. Wilson ,
Engineer W. L. Staples , with council
man from the First ward , C. L. Wat
tles and from the Second , George Ro-
. The opposition will run a ticket of
their own and the end of the begin
ning is not yet.
Scott Holhrook Is on the sick list.
U. Fcnsko wns In Norfolk this morn-
t M * ftntrfn \tr\f\
John N. Ellerniun of Fairfax was In
S V\ Norfolk yesterday.
< A. S. Amhruster of Stanton was In
Norfolk last night.
Dr. J. H. Mackay has returned from
his trip to Omaha.
Wm. 55utz of Uosklns was in the
city , tl.c guest of his son Ernest of the
Norfolk National bank.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas Long returned
i this morning from a ten days' visit
j with friends at Verdlgro.
( August F. Fllton , father of Mrs. Fred
j Knro , has returned from a four weeks'
I visit in southern California.
j Miss Emma Nordwig is visiting with
1 friends at Pierce.
< , Harry Lodor will go to Chicago for
] { , the rest of this week.
} f > * Attorney H. F. narnhait of Pierce
, j was in Norfolk this morning on bust-
i ness.
Frank Phillips and Ixu Williams of
Hosklns were transacting business in
the city yesterday.
0. A. Ilarshman of Omaha was In
the city yesterday visiting his broth
er-in-law , P. W. Koerber.
William P. Mohr , a promi-ient real
estate dealer of Spencer , was in Nor
folk this morning on business.
L. G. jvioke , cashier of the Gross
State bank at Gross , Neb. , was in Norfolk -
folk on business this morning.
Miss Laura Sehultz has finished her
course at the dressmaking scbool and
returned home to Pierce Saturday.
Miss Opal Olmstead went to Stanton
today to visit with Miss Grace KIopp ,
! who Is home from Doane college for
I a few days.
I P. V. Lewis , owner of the townsito
' of Meadow Grovel was in town this
! , morning enroute to Madison to attend
the meeting of the commissioners.
1 Dr. Kucera of St. Paul , Minn. , soL -
' L * journed In the city yesterday , the
& * , guest of Dr. W. H. Pllgor. lie was on
jbj' his way to Vcrdigie , where he will
HP 'practice in tne future ,
ji , ' Mr. and Mrs. John Davenport of El
) < . gin are visiting with his mother , Mrs.
; 7 > : Mary Davenport , while enroute homo
j" from Sioux City wheio they have been
visiting with Will Davenport.
Mr. and Mrs. George II. Smith , who
have been visiting several monthi w Ith
their son and daughter , and who is in
terested in the Anthes & Smith store
here , left this morning for Madison ,
Iowa , their home.
George Fox , for many years a resi
dent of Norfolk , arrived in the city at
noon today for a visit with his son.
Wellington Fox. Mr. Fox has been
located at several different points
; . since leaving Norfolk.
V , W. M. McDonald of Meadow Grove
' and W. C. Crook of Deer Creek , deputy -
uty county assessors for their respective -
tivo precincts , were In the city this
't morning on their way to Madison to
attend the meeting of the commission-
' \ ers.
ers.Mr. . and Mrs. II. n. Alexander of
South Fourth street are entertaining
a young lady who arrived this mornIng -
Ing and has concluded to make that
her homo permanently.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Smith have
moved from Madison avenue into the
house at No. 437 South Fourth street.
Fred Baumdlster. living east of the
city , began today the construction of
a now double building to bo used for
bam and granary.
The Tuesday night club held a very
enjoyable dancing party at Marquardt
ball lost night Tlio music was fur-
ttlshod by the Columbus orchestra.
A special eondnvo of Damascus com-
maudory , No. 20 , K. T. , will bo hold
In tlmlr asylum on Friday ovenlng , for
the purpose of conferring the red cross
Thi- pretty Chinese girl In the Win
dow at the Chrlstoph drug store , giving
a China-Lac demonstration , proved to
ho an attraction to a goodly number
of persons this afternoon.
Oscar Uhlo has rented the Eblo
building , owned by William IKmior ,
snd will move his grocery Htoio Into
It about May 1. This Is Just next door
west of the Cole building , which ho
HOW occupies.
Dr. Taylor , who has been living at
Center , Kuox county , Is moving today ,
with hlH family , to Montana , where ho
will settle. He and his family passed
through Noi folk this morning enrouto
Spring dawned today with a beau
tiful morning , hut tlio weather grew
worse Instead of bettor and by noon
the air was raw and disagreeable.
The forecast Is for generally fair
weather , but colder tonight ,
The latest Information concerning
the funeral of Mrs. Fannie Graham ,
who died at Kverett , Wash. , last week ,
was contained In a telegram from A.
J. Durland , who was In Everett , stat
ing that ho would bring the remains
hero for burial , but It waa not stated
when they would arrive.
Crolghton News : The state banking
board has authorized the Farmers
State bank of Crofton , Knox county ,
and Its articles of Incorporation were
filed with the secretary of state this
morning. The Incorporatorn are D. A.
Matthews , G. II. Illy , Charles linden ,
J. W. Talcott and J. B. Kuehn. The
capital stock amounts to $50,000 , all
paid up.
Fred Grim , secretary of the Farm
ers Mutual insurance company of
northern Nebraska counties , went to
Plalnvlew yesterday afternoon to at
tend to business for the company. At
the meeting which was held In Nor
folk some days ago Robert lluhlow
of Plalnvlow was elected a director ,
hut ho has declined the position and
Mr. Grim went to Pallnviow to find out
who in that territory could be appoint
The now wing at the Norfolk Insane
hospital is practically finished and the
work of getting It In shape for use
Is all done with the exception of com
pleting one of the tunnels. The work
men on this underground passageway
are this week laying off because of the
weather. When It Is completed the
Institution will bo able to accommo
date seventy more patients.
To be able to send the strains of
music from six different Instruments
all Into one little telephone wire and
all at the same time , is the feat of
Oswald Holche , the young musician of
many talents who lives south of the
city. Ho is now telephoning his
friends in town and , from the farm
several miles away , gives them a concert -
cert while they hold the ear-phone. '
Amerine & Hight are today moving
their cement block factory from the
basement of the Eiseley block to the
Blakoman & Coleman transfer build
ing near the Crelghton depot. Spe
cial sheds have been built by Blake-
man & Coleman for the factory and
they have been leased for a term of
months. "Wo will be nearer the de
pot and can ship easier from that lo
cation , " said Mr. Amerine.
Charles lauch , formerly of Norfolk
but now of Bazillo Mills , arrived In
the city last night and remained over
until noon today , enroute home from
South Omaha , where he had been with
stock. He struck a low and dragging
hog market. He says that there Is
snow to a depth of eight Inches all
over Omaha and that there Is much j
more snow south of here than in this
section. At West Point on the way
home , he says , he first sighted snowless -
less land.
An excursion left yesterday noon for
Oklahoma , a number of northern Ne
braska people taking advantage of the
cheap rates. The fare was $13 for the
round trip. Among those who went
from Norfolk were Fred Wegner , Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Wegner and Fred Leh
man. The Wegnors go to visit their
brother , Herman Wegner , formerly of
Norfolk , later of California and now
of Oklahoma. Mr. Lehman went on
land business. Jack Burt of Crelgh
ton was ono of the passengers on the
excursion ,
Madison Chronicle : Early this week
a letter was received at the postolllco |
from a point In Iowa , hearing a most' '
puzzling and unique address. Aside
from the name of the sender on the
upper left hand corner of the envel
ope , no name appeared but in the low
er left hand corner was pasted the
picture of a young woman On a post
card addressed to Postmaster Secor
the writer states that the letter Is for
a lady 5 feet 0 Inches tall , weight 120
pounds and a dressmaker to whom ho
wishes It delivered. The letter has
been shown to a number of people but
so far the fair addressee has not been
"Wo people up in Boyd county have
a warm spot In our hearts for The Nor
folk News , " said Dr. Beatty of Butte ,
who was In Norfolk. "I notice that
within a week you have scooped the
Omaha papers every day on some Item
of big Importance , to say nothing of
a lot of other exclusive stuff. We who
used to live in Omaha wore interested
in the street car wreck at South Oma
ha , which you gave to us twenty-four
hours earlier than any other paper.
Then there was the Franco mlno horror
ror and the Colorado wreck and a doz
en other thlijgs that have como in the
same way. And then another thing
wo like The News for is the fact that
you help boost our country. You do
that , and wo appreciate It. "
Plans Were Shown to Homonstr.itors
Last Evening nnd an Effort Made to
Hnrmonlze the Differences Over
Closing Park Avenue.
[ Kroin Tu < < mlny'8 Dully. 1
Blue prints of plans lor the proponed
now passenger station of the Chicago
& Northwestern have been completed
and aio In the bands of the olllcors of
the company at thin place. The pinna
contemplate the erection of splendid
structure 110 feet long by twenty-four
feet wide , built of stone and brick ,
with a heavy massive roof , relieved by
a central piojcctlon. The building
will thus occupy a space of nearly a
half block long , while the train plat
form will extend practically the full
length of two blocks. The passenger
station contemplated In the plans does
not Include a freight depot , which Is
to be built to the south of the passen
ger station within the two blocks , pio-
vldod the piopoaltlon of the company
Is accepted and the street vacated seas
as to make possible the erection of
the station according to plans sub
The Interior of the station Is divided
Into two largo waiting rooms , one for
women , 21 by B2 , and the other for
men , 22 by 21. Opening off from each
of those are to ho toilet rooms , con
veniently arranged for use of patrons
of the rond. Between the two , occupy
ing in part a largo bay window , is the
ticket olllco and a passage way from
ono room to the other. At the south
of these rooms is to bo a baggage rexin
1 ! ) by 30. The Interior arrangement
Is very similar to the handsome now
station of the Northwestern and Mis
souri Pacific nt Lincoln.
The station if built will bo ono that
( lie citizens of Norfolk will bo proud
of , and General Superintendent Hughes
gives assurance It will ho the best sta
tlon on the line of the Northwestern
west of the Missouri river , with the
exception of the union stations at Fre
mont and Lincoln.
General Superintendent Hughes anil
C C. Wright of the legal uoparimoni
of the Northwestern , who was in the
city yesterday , Invited a number of
rcmonstrators against the closing of
the street so that this station can be
built 1 , to meet them at Mapes & Haz-
en's office last evening for the purpose
of exhibiting the plans , In the hope
that town pride would actuate the rein-
onstrators to withdraw the remon
strance and Injunction , which are act
Ing as a clog to prevent the erection
ol the building. Those who attended
on behalf of tlio rcmonstrators were
W. It. Hoffman , Frank Kstahrook , Mike
Enders , P. F. Bell , H. A. Pasewnlk ,
V. NOHOW , and others , with their at
torney , Judge Powers. These gentle
men are the loaders in the effort to
prevent the closing of the street , and
they aio representative of the 81 who
signed the petition addressed to the
city council some time ago remonstrat
ing against such proposed action. Be
sides , a number of members of the
Commercial club , who have been workIng -
Ing to secure such a station , were
Superintendent Hughes explained
the plans In detail and made the state
ment that for the railroad company to
erect such a building it will bo neces
sary to have ground extending at
least COO feet In a continuous strip
along { tnelr track. This would neces
sitate closing Park avenue across their
right ] of way. It was stated by the
superintendent that If the company is
allowed to put up the building as per
plans that it Is also the intention to
clear away the old stock yards and
other disagreeable features of the
neighborhood , and that all that portion
tion of the grounds not occupied by
buildings and platforms would be nict >
ly parked. The reasons wore explained
plained why the company could not
move tlio station either ono block
north or a similar distance south , and
that It Is necessary to have that par
ticular street If the plans are carried
Asked what the company will do
If ] the street Is not vacated , Mr. Hughes
replied that all It can do is to put up
the , usual wood station In vogue at ether
or towns along the line. The cost of
the usual station Is $2,200 , while the ono
proposed will cost between $ lh,000and
$20,000. This seemed to bo a surprise
to some of the rcmonstrators , who
carried the idea that the company
would build Identically the same sta
tion whether the street Is vacated or
not. They were assured that this
could not bo done and would not bo
done , and It was practically up to them
whether they would stand in the way
of the city securing the station or
maUo It possible to get it.
After a considerable desultory dis
ciisslon of the matter , Mr. Wright sub
mltted two propositions : That the
whole matter go to the district cour
at as early a day as possible , and tha
a stipulation bo entered Into that the
finding of that court bo considerei
final. , and that neither side appeal to
the supreme court. This , explained
Mr. Wright , would dispose of the matter
tor at an early date and would allow
the company to commence work on
the building right away If the decision
were In Its favor , and If not then worl
would bo commenced upon the ordl
nary station which the company build
at other towns in Nebraska. II
said the company could not wait fo
the case to run through the suprem
court for A year before putting up a
station here , and It has no disposition
to do so The other proposition was
( hut the injunction proceedings be
withdrawn , and when ( ho council pass
es an ordinance vacating the street It
it ( he hinue time nnnio a bimrd of ap
pralseis , who shall ho cuupouered to
IIHHCSH dnmuKCH to propeiy ( In the
neighborhood lesulllng from the clos
Ing of the slreel , and ( lint either the
company or the property owners may
appeal to the conits if ( ho llndlngH of
( he hoard are not siUlsfaclory. Those
propositions seemed fair and Hoveral
of the lemonstralors expressed the he
lief that nil amlciible adjustment of
the differences might be brought about
nloiig some such lines. The matter
as taken under advisement by Out
[ 'Dions ! ratois with the promise to con
< r with their associates.
Mr. Hughes assured his hearers that
he erection of ( his handsome ntatlon
i Noi folk Is a matter of poiMotuil
ride with him , and ho hopes ( ho oil I
ens limy get together on ( ho matter
Ince the burning of ( he old depot he
as worked Incessantly to secure con
cut of the nlllclals of the toad In Chi-
ago to muko this appropriation , and
o wlhat this has been accomplished
ow that this has been accomplished
> him to see an ordinary station built
ontracts to be Awarded for Bridges
and Addition to Jnll Ansessors Meet
With Board to Fix Schedule of Per
sonal Property Rates.
rFrotn Tuesclny'H Dully 1
The county commissioners are hold
ig one of the most Important meet
igs of the year at Madison , comment-
ig today. The chief fealmos to bo
Isposcd of are the opening of bids
> r bridges , opening of bids for addl
on to Jail , and a meeting of deputy
ssessors with ( ho county assessor and
The contract will be awarded for all
K bridges that will bo needed In I ho
oinity during the year. An advertise-
lent for bids was published In Do-
ember for ( his purpose , but before
contract was awarded It was found
hal a technicality had not been com-
lied with and the commissioners do-
Ided to readvertlse.
The addition to the jail IB designed
> provide moie suitable quartern for
he Insane patients who must ncccH-
arlly be detained there for a shot I
line before being sent to the hospital.
) nrlng the last year Madison county
tad fifteen of this class of people ,
IK ! the commissioners are doing the
Ight thing In providing holler nccom-
nodaMoiiH for them than ( l.o prison
ells which the Jail now contains.
Commissioner Harding , wl o was In
own this morning and wont to Madl-
on on the Union Pacific in company
vltb Commissioner Taft , stated that
new cause for ospenso has suddenly
ippcarod at the court house , \\hon
ho furnace wan put under 'ho build-
tig a year or so ago , workmen under-
nlncil a portion of the wall in exca
vating for the fin mice and the result
s that the wall above has commenced
o settle perceptibly. This has bad to
> o met by extending the foundation
niich deeper.
The depntj assessors and the coiin-
y assessor meet with the commission-
rs for the purpose ol fixing schedules
> f values on personal properly that
vlll equalize the assessment through
> ut the county as for as possible.
This Is one of the most ritienuous
neetlngs that will be held during the
year and will likely continue for sev
eral days.
Unknown Passenger Narrowly Escapes
Injury Under Moving Wheels.
An unknown woman narrowly es
caped. Injury or death underneath car
wheels nt the Union Pacific station
his morning. When the train for Mad-
mm started to leave the platform ot
the station the woman tried to get on
and , slipping , fell under the wheels.
I'bo train was stopped just in time to
save her. She then boarded an out-
oing train.
Unless you ahve found the Ideal
place to lodge , the furnished rooms
ids. should be of perpetual Interest to
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Cedars , both transplanted and
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