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DIT OF PAPER WORTH $114,497.80
MONEY CAME TO S. T. NAPPER
In Payment for About Five Thousand
Cattle Recently Delivered by Mr.
Mapper and D. Reea on Rosebud Re-
nerve How $108 Interest IB Lost.
Probably the largest single tlrnft
over received In Norfolk WIIH cashed
In thlH city yesterday. It waH innilo
out by Hi" Interior and Indian depart
ment of tlio United States government ,
to the order i f SlepheiiHon T. Nnppur
of Norfolk In payment of nearly 0,000
cattle recently delivered to the Rosebud -
bud Indian agency by Mr. Nappor and
n. HcoH.'who was a partner In the
deal. The amount of the draft WIIH
The draft llrat came to Norfolk hint
Thursday , and the fact that It was not
cashed until yesterday cost f 108 which
would have been saved If Mr. Mapper
bad been In town at the tlmo the draft
llr t came.
Mr. Napper was the original con
tractor In the venture and the draft
waH therefore made out to him Indi
vidually. For this reason the draft
required his endorsement before It
could bo cashed. Mr. Nappor , however -
over , was out of the city at the tlmo
and could not write bis name across
the back of the oblong bit of paper.
His whereabouts were not definitely
known to Mr. Ilees , but the draft was
Bent to Chicago and from there readdressed -
addressed to Mr. Napper who dually
received It , signed It and returned It
to Norfolk. Six days elapsed between
the day It llrst came and the day It
As Is the case In all deals of such
magnitude as this , much of the cap
ital with which the cattle were bought
was had from the bank. Intel est on
the money amounted to $18 a day.
For this .reason the six days which
elapsed between last Thursday and
yesterday , cost Just ? 10S moro than It
would have If Mr. Nappor had boon
homo at the tlmo It originally camo.
A. photograph of the draft was made
date July 20.
as a souvenir. The was
This money , which Is said by bank
ers to bo the largest single amount
that has came to Norfolk , was In pay
ment for -1,981 cattle which were
bought In Texas and shipped to the
Indian reservation at Rosebud for use
on that reserve. Mr. Napper made
the bid that drew the coutiact and
later gave Mr. Hoes an opportunity to
share In the venture , which cluvnco
Norfolk people will he glad to know
that thb contract was fulfilled with a
good profit to those two well known
Norfolk business men. Men who un
dertake such largo contracts , of
pourse , are entitled to gootl margins
of proilt for the reason that they run
ix largo risk of losing. And another
satisfactory feature to the deal was
the fact that the cattle delivered were
probably the finest looking lot of an
imals over brought Into this section
ot the country.
Of the 5,050 cattle purchased In
Texas , hut slxty-nlno were lost and
thus ' 1,981 were delivered.
List of letters remaining uncalled
for nt the postofflco at Norfolk , Nob. ,
August 7 , 1908 :
Miss Anna Blair , Mr. F. S. Crawford
( of Pacific Hotel ) , Mrs. Ethel Fleming ,
Mr. W. E. Jones ( of Pacific Hotel ) ,
Mr. E. L. Wenzel , Mr. W. Y. Patton ,
Miss M. Mabel Parker , Mrs. Clara Yu-
If not called for In fifteen days will
bo sent to the dead letter office.
Parties calling for any of iho above
please say "advertised. "
John R. Hays , P. M.
DEMOCRATS UP ANOTHER STUMP
Issue For Howling Against Republic
ans Is Subtracted From Them.
Nebraska democrats will now have
to hunt up some other Issue upon
which to attack the republican party ,
since the publication of the now con
stitutional amendment was begun In
plenty of time to make it absolutely
legal. " Secretary of State Galusha is
sending out the copy to state , suggest
ed that the publication begin August
Mr. Galusha said , ho had been ready
to send out the copy of the notices for
more than two weeks , but he had writ
ten to a number of the county chair
men , asking what paper should re
ceive the contract. Ho had heard from
only a few of them , he safd , and only
yesterday received a letter from one
who Is a county attorney , saying he
would discuss the papers when ho
came down to the state convention.
Following Is a list of papers In this
section which will publish the amend
Antelope county Leader , Nellgh ;
Boone county Advance , St Edward ;
Boi-d county Advocate. Spencer ;
Brown county Star-Journal , Alns-
worth ; Cedar county Herald , Hart-
ing'ton ; Cumlng county Republican ,
West Point ; Holt county Frontier.
O'Neill ; Keya Palm Herald , Spring-
view ; Knox county Monitor , Bloomfield -
field ; Madison county News , Nor
folk ; Pierce conn ty Republican ,
Plalnvlew ; Rock county Leader , Bas-
sett ; Stanton county Picket , Stanton.
EXTEND FROM O'NEILL.
Formerly of Norfolk , Is
Dr. Scroggln ,
Quoted as Authority.
Dr. Harvey L. Scroggln , an erstwhile -
-while resident of Norfolk , Is given as
HIE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , AUGUST 10 , 1006.
authority by the Sioux City Tribune
for slating that the Sioux City-O'Neill
line of the ( Treat Northern railroad Is
soon to bo extended west from O'Neill.
That paper Hays :
That the 0 ron I Northern and Bur-
llngtoii railroads will combine to con
nect the system of the llurllngton In
the west , with the O'Neill or Short
Uno of the Great Northern , In the
uoar future , now HPOIIIH an assured
fact. The local tralllc of such n line ,
It Is now sold , will Justify the con-
Htructlon of Iho line , while the through
rates made by the llurllngton from
Sioux City to points beyond Ilnvonna ,
Neb. , would seem to Justify the pro
ject.A special from Lincoln , Nob. , nays :
"Dr. Harvey L. Scroggln of Bridge
port , Neb. , Is authority for the state-
meiit that the Great Northern has a
party of surveyors working northeast
of North Platte , supposedly toward
Thedford or Dunning. The western
part of the state Is much Interest by
the great inaoiint of railroad surveyIng -
Ing being done In the North 1'latto
valley , and there Is much rivalry In
the now territory by the Union Paclllc
and the llurllngton railroads. "
A number of citizens of O'Neill ha\o
reported , while In Sioux City the past
week , that surveyors have boon workIng -
Ing west of that city the past month ,
and It IH understood the line to Thed
ford Is the object of their work.
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION.
Proceedings In Madison County Work
Now Complete The Levies.
Madison , Nob. , Aug. II. The board
of equalization met pursuant to call
of the county clerk as provided In ad
journment of June M , 1900. The fol
lowing were present : John II. Hard-
Ing , John Mnlono , Burr Tuft , John L.
Hyncarson and Geo. E. Richardson.
The work of the board of equnllzu-
lion being completed and the report
of the state hoard of equalization hav
ing been iccelved , the county board
proceeded to make the lovlcs for the
On motion the following levies were
For general fund . 4 Ms mills
For county bridge fund . 3 % mills
For county road fund 2 mills
For road district No. II , special
levy 2 mills
For road district No. 21 , special
levy 2 mills
For village of Battle Creek , vil
lage tax 10 mills
For vjllago of Newman Grove ,
Nob. , village tax 15 mills
For village of Meadow Grove ,
Neb. , village tax 10 mills
For village of Tlldou , Neb. , vil
lage tax 10 mills
For city of Madison , Neb 23 mills
For city of Norfolk , Neb. . . .20 % mills
On motion the following school It
vies wore made :
W. R. C. Resolutions.
The trail was honored where she
And pausing by her grave.
Wo hold the warrior tribute fast ,
The challenging of the brave.
Whereas , it has pleased God to take
from us our beloved president and co
worker , Mrs. R. W. Mills , wo sincere
ly mourn her loss as one of our devoted
ed members. She never seemed to
tire of doing for the sick and destitute
therefore be It
Resolved , That wo tender our sym
pathy to the bereaved family and es
peclally to the afflicted husband , whos
constant companion she was.
Mrs. Redman ,
Mrs. Dlxon ,
Mrs. Morrow ,
HORSES CLIMB UP SIDEWALK.
Pair of Animals Tied at Edge of Walk ,
Did a Queer Trick.
A runaway which was unique oc
curred on Fifth street , at the Mar-
quardt block corner just after noon to
day. A team of horses which wore tied
at the sidewalk did the trick , and it
was a worthy circus pair of animals.
The sidewalk running alongside the
Marquardt block is about a foot above
the ground. The team was harnessed
to a spring wagon. By breaking their
hitch lines , the horses freed them
selves from the sidewalk , and then
climbed up on the sidewalk , hauling
wagon and all up the elevation. After
managing to get to the walk , the team
ran toward Norfolk avenue and turned
east on the street. The horses were
halted before they had gone n block.
You lose time which Is money's
other name when you try "something
else" before you try want advertising.
COUNTY JUDGE BATES APPOINTS
COMMITTEE TO WORK.
TAKING PRELIMINARY STEPS
A Meeting of the Commltteemen Ap
pointed for the Purpose of Settling
Claims , Was Held at Nebraska Na
tional Bank Yesterday.
( From Tueadny'B DnUy.l
County Judge uates of Madison hat *
ppolntcd a committee of clU'o well
nown Not folk business men to up-
iralse the land through which the sow-
r will run on Its way to the river ,
'ho committee luuned are : Dr. A.
lenr , S. W. Garvln , George I ) . Butter-
old , A. Dognor , John Welsh.
The committee held a meeting yes-
onlay at the Nebraska National bank
ml elected Dr. Bear as chairman and
Jeorgo D. Huttorllold us secretary.
It WIIH decided to servo notice on the
iroporty holders through whoso land
lie Hewer will pass , to the effect that
lie committee will meet thorn on Moil-
ay , August 20 , at the laud for the pur-
ese of viewing the property. The
looting will bo held nt 10 a. in. on
AH soon as the land Is properly tip-
iralsed and the money placed In the
lands of the county judge to settle
latins , the work of pushing Norfolk's
ow sewer system will bo rushed. The
lonoy for this purpose will como from
ho ? 10,000 voted as bonds by the peo-
ilo of Norfolk at the last city oloc-
O. W. Myers of Ncligh Is in the city
A. B. Skinner of Nellgh IB a city
Gerald Stafford Is visiting relatives
\ West Point.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hnnso arc visit-
ig In Sioux City.
C. D. Cnso of Wood Lake Is In the
Ity on business.
A. Miller and wife of Butte nro shop-
Ing In the city today.
Mrs. Pippin made a trip to Omaha
ml return yesterday.
Ed Kennedy went to Crelghton yes-
erday Co visit his sister.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Parish spent the
ay yesterday In Wayne.
J. H. Farlln of Mndlson was doing
mstncss In the city yesterday.
Win. P. Mohr of Spencer came down
Ills morning to spend the day.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Langenburg have
rene to Fremont for a short visit.
M. M. Parrlsh and daughter of Pen-
or nro visiting friends in the city.
Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Mueller were
) .lssonger3 to Mndlson this morning.
Miss Elizabeth Mueller will leave to-
ay tor a visit to Cheyenne and Den-
Mrs. Blrchard and children returned
his morning to Omaha after a short
Mrs. Harvey Bain and Mrs. Ellen-
vood went to Hosklns yesterday to
spend the day.
Ed. Mnpes of New York arrived In
Norfolk yesterday for an extended vis-
t with his sister , Mrs. C. B. Durland.
Mrs. P. H. Sailor , accompanied by
Miss Dorothy and Master George , left
it noon today for n visit at the homo
of Dr. and Mrs. F. G. Salter nt Dallas ,
S. D. , on the Rosebud reservation.
Mrs. N. D , Jackson of Nollgh , who
ms been visiting In Creighton , stopped
off in the city this morning to visit at
.ho homo of W. H. Clark. She will
eave tonight for her homo In Nellgh.
The Norfolk .democratic primary
caucuses will bo held tonight.
Rev. D. K. Tyndall Is "moving into
Us new home on Koenlgstein avenue.
Miss Chittick Is very sick nt her
lomo on South First street with ty
Jns. James has sold his property on
North Eleventh street , near the stand
pipe , to D. B. Duffy.
Pierce tennis players plan to play
a return match with Norfolk racquet
wloldors next Tuesday.
The Corporation gulch hearings , on
appeals from the commissioners , will
bo heard nt Madison next Tuesday.
Miss Maude Tnnnehlll , who received
an Invitation to go to Panama and
teach school , has decided not to nccepi
The Modern Brotherhood of Amer
lea will hold a meeting tomorrow nigh
nt which delegates for the grand lodge
win no eiecieu.
J. C. Aid , who lifts been conductor
on the C. & N. W. between Omaha
and Bonesteel , has been appointed as
slstant trainmaster at Fremont.
June was the biggest month , in poln
of business done , that the Elkhon
Life and Accident Insurance compaii }
of this city has known since it wn
The date of the democratic congres
slonal convention for the Third dls
trlct , which was slated for August 2
In Norfolk , has been changed to Moi
day , August 20.
The Brownies ball team went t
Stnnton today to play the team of tha
place. The Stanton team was defen
ed here last week and will endeavo
to get revenge. It will In all proba
blllty bo a fine game.
Leo Pasewalk has entirely reco\
ered from the effects of coloring mat
ter In his hose , which poisoned hi
foot while playing tennis at Plerc
Miss Bcssio Williams , who has bee
111 for some time , has gone to Moun
Morlnh , Mo. , to visit with friends an
recuperate her health. She will b
gone for several months.
Rny Hyde was stung on the fore
head by a bee a few days ago , am
the poison has caused hla head an
Ight eye to become badly swollen ,
lo was thankful , however , that It was
o worse when ho read yesterday of
ho man In Iowa who dlod from one
Herman Zlcmcr , an Implement deal-
r of Hosklns , died yesterday at that
lace of typhoid-pneumonia. Mr. Xlo-
icr was thirty-four years old when
10 died and was unmarried He
eaves four brothers and two sisters
o mourn his loss.
Mayor John Friday of Norfolk has
con appointed as a member of the
ommltteo of "Bryan's Homo Folks , "
o go to Now York and meet Mr. Bry-
n. Mr. Friday has gone east now
ml will probably bo present for the
looting nt Now York.
Work Is being pushed throughout
Indlson county on the new bridges
vhlch have recently been ordered by
ho county commissioners. When the
vork is completed , It will bo a great
mprovemont and will benefit farmers
n all parts of the county.
The Western Union Telegraph coin-
any Is busy In Norfolk replacing the
Id poles which have been used for Its
vires for many years , with heavier
Imhcrs. Linemen nro digging up
ho old and setting the new , which
lave been hauled Into position during
! io last day or two.
Jas. Kennedy of St. Edwards nr-
Ivcd In the city yesterday with live
lorses which ho Intends to outer in
lie races hero. Also n string of four
nine In from Tekamah. The owners
ro starting today to oxerclso their
ncers and there will bo a trackful
very day from now on.
Clint Amerlnc , who has been work-
ng at Shoshonl during the rush , re-
urned to Norfolk yesterday. "Sho-
honl Is a dead one , " ho said. "There
vero not the crowds that had been
ooked for , and most of the business
louses , which had prepared for a rush ,
est money on the deal. There Is
othtng to It. "
A novel method of bringing hogs to
narket was used by one of the farm-
rs living south of the city this morn-
ng. Ho secured a hand car , tied his
og onto the car so that It could not
et loose and proceeded to town. Al-
lough the hog did not enjoy the ride
, was easier for the farmer than hitch-
ig up and driving to town.
I. J. F. Inoger , "Billy the Bear , "
mssed through the city today on his
vay to Milwaukee , where he will at
om ! the grand nerle of the Eagles ,
vhlch will bo held there next week.
Ir. laeger is one of the delegates
'rom ' the Nebraska aerie. On his way
10 will stop off in Omaha , where he
vlll be one of a committee who will
nltlate Mayor Dahlmnn Into the lodge
Those interested in the new band
or Norfolk have found encourage-
ncnt to their project on every hand
ml say that all that Is needed now to
mho the organization complete sue-
ess is the support of business inter-
sts. It is desired to get a leader for
few months during the winter , and
his will be practically the only ex-
) onso involved. It 4s admitted on all
mnds that a band would be a good
hlng for the town.
"Norfolk would get a great deal
nero of our trade , " said a Junction
vomnn who made a trip to Omaha and
lack one day this week , "if there were
omo means of getting up town easily.
As It Is , there Is no regular transit
Ino and there is no way of getting up
or less than a quarter. We don't
blnmo the hnckmen for this , but we
nn't afford to pay a half dollar for
getting up and back every time we
vnut a yard of ribbon. Junction peo-
ilo would appreciate a transit line that
vould relieve this situation. "
The county commissioners will hold
a meeting nt Mndlson tomorrow.
\mong other things which are sched-
iled for the meeting will be the glv-
ng of n written order by the commis
sioners to County Attorney Jack Koen-
gstoln , authorizing him to request
Judge Boyd to summon a grand jury
for the purpose of investigating the
alleged brutality of three former at
tendants of the Norfolk Insane hospl-
al. As such action would Involve
leavy expense upon Madison county ,
County Attorney Koenigsteln does not
want to proceed on his own responsi
bility , and ho wishes to be ordered
> y the commissioners to go ahead ,
before undertaking the expenditure of
the county funds In this way. The
county commissioners have already
expressed their willingness that the
grand jury be called , but not In n
written order. The grand Jury sug
gestion was made by Governor Mick
ey In n compound threat and demand
upon the county attorney that the In
vestigation bo held.
Two Improvements which will mean
much for Norfolk people , were begun
at 7 o'clock this morning. One of
them Is the building of a new concrete
cement sidewalk on both sides of Nor
folk avenue along the Northwestern
railroad property , between the tracks
at Sixth and Seventh streets. For
some days carloads of fine gravel have
been coming In for use In filling up
the foundation and when finished this
will be one of the finest walks In the
city. The old board walk is being
torn up. The other Improvement was
the beginning of work on the now
concrete cement gutters which are to
line Norfolk avenue between Fifth and
First streets. Workmen began earl >
this morning to hollow out the ground
preparatory to placing the cement
The two Jobs , gutters and sidewalks
give Norfolk avenue a busy appear
mice from First street to Seventh , or
for more than a solid half mile. Al
along the avenue there are big piles
of sand and gravel , with squads o
men rapidly wielding picks and shov
els at frequent Intervals. When the
new gutters are completed , there wll
be no more of the muddy pools o
water on the street which now stand
for some time after a heavy rain.
Mr. M'CARTHY MADE STILL HUNT
TODAY IN PIERCE.
BUT COUNTY IS ALL FOR BOYD
Ponca Statesman Arrived In County
Seat of Pierce County on the Early
Morning Train From Plalnvlew , and
Drove Later to Norfolk.
Pierce , Neb. , Aug. 8. Special to The
s'ows : J. J. McCarthy arrived In
Pierce on the early morning train this
uornlng from Plalnvlew , and spenf
ho morning hero looking over his po-
Itical fences. Ho drove to Norfolk
ater in the day.
The republican county convention
vlll be held next Monday. There is
10 question that Pierce county will In
struct for Judge Boyd , who Is popular
ill over this section. There Is n little
McCarthy sentiment at Plainview and
Dsinond , among olllcoholders under
ilm , but as a whole Plerco Is solid for
udgo Boyd for congress.
There are people In Norfolk who nl-
vnys want to see slug head accounts
of every little quarrel that happens
excepting their own.
A Norfolk girl who scrubs a good
leal , has word from a doctor that if
she isn't careful she will have to have
icr knee operated on.
A Norfolk family spend PO much
line away from homo that It is said
ho vote of the head of the house will
> e challenged on the ground that he
lees not live In his own ward.
A Norfolk Daiiy is named William ,
le Is just two years old and yet his
) lg sister has begun to call him " 'Bill. "
What can you expect from the boys
10 will play with when he gets a
ittlo older ?
Any girl who hangs around a mane
o a noticeable extent wheji she has
10 particular business to , gets all the
credit of being batty over him wheth
er she if ) OP not , and she attracts just
as much disgust as though , she were
A Norfolk man has adopted a novel
den for keeping his feet comfortable ,
le has four pairs of shoes under his
olllco desk , and when the feet get
( red of one pair he changes to an-
) ther. In this way he keeps always
feeling good nntured.
There is a man in Norfolk who
spends a good deal of his 'time telling
low little influencela exercised by
he newspapers. The rest ot' his
line he is kicking about what the
icws'papers say , and spreading alarm
over the damage that has been done
jy this item or that.
Speaking of trout , Will Jones , n
lopular Norfolk commercial traveler ,
ias about the best story. He says that
one day last summer he , with two
other men , caught a string of 500 trout
luring the afternoon. He exhibits
ihotographs to back up the story.
\nd the peculiar part of It is that he
ms his friends believing him.
Charlie Parker and Storrs Mathew-
son left at noon today for Long Pine ,
vhere they wont to fish for trout dur-
ng ten days. Neither one of them
ever caught a trout in his life , yet
hey anticipate the outing with much
oy. In discussing with a traveling
nan the chances for getting a good
string , Parker was told that some
times the trout will even jump out of
the water to grab a fly. "Is there any
langer of a trout jumping at my face ,
n case a fly lights on me ? " asked
Parker. "No , they only Jump out
ibout a foot from the water , " the com-
nerclal man replied. "That would be
'nr enough to get my nose , " said Par-
tor , "If I was deep enough In the wa
ter. " He may wear a mask to protect
his facial features from attacks of the
Thief Breaks , Jail.
Dakota City , Neb. , Aug. 4. John
Hall , who had been confined in the
county Jail for several months past ,
and who only last week went before
District Judge Guy T. Graves and
pleaded guilty to the charge of stealIng -
Ing a saddle from Frank Learner , a
farmer residing near here , and who
was sentenced to thirty days In the
county jail every three days of which
was to be spent on bread and water ,
broke out of Jail about dark last night
and so far has evaded the officers. He
asked Jailer Robert A. Hansen to get
him n pall of water and while Hanson
went to the front of the court house
for the water Hall pried a bar loose
In the steel cell with a spade and
taking Jailer Hanson's gun. which
was In the coat pocket hanging In the
sheriff's office , Hall made his getaway
out of the back door of the court
house. Ho was seen by a number of
boys going leisurely across the court
house lawn , but after reaching the
street he commenced to run. A num
ber of boys followed him to a willow
patch east of the cemetery , where the
trail was lost. Parties were In search
of the fugitive all night. Hall was
wanted In Thurston county for a sim
ilar charge to which he pleaded guilty
hero. Hall Is about five feet eight
inches high , weighs about ISO pounds ,
smooth face , scar on cheek.
You may find it , or "he , " oh "she. "
or "them , " through a want ad. If it is
Pomnllen with the Para
Foo.11-nwiof eferr Ht te.
NINE-YEAR-OLD LAD AT LYNCH IS
CRIPPLED FATHER ALSO HURT
Raymon Hamilton Succumbed Near
Lynch Yesterday From Injuries Sus
tained in Being Pinned Under an
Lynch , Neb. , Aug. 8. Special to The
News : Raymon Hamilton , a nine-year-
old boy , died yesterday from Injuries , ,
received the day before.
He and his father , who Is a cripple ,
were driving a wagon and stretching
wire. They had about eighty rods of
wire stretched tight and fastened to
tne back of the wagon and in ( jndeav-
oring to turn on a side hill the wagon
was overturned onto both father and
son and the lad sustained Injuries that
They live about six miles southeast
of Lynch. The remains will be taken
to Orchard from where the family late
ly came , for burial.
RAIN IN BROWN COUNTY.
Crops are Looking Green as Result of
a Good Shower.
Alnsworth , Neb. , Aug. 3. Special to
The News : Brown rounty was visited
by a fine rain and today farmers are
feeling good over the prospect of the
corn crop. Everything is bright and
green as a result of the rain.
Johnstown , Neb. , Aug. 3. Special to
The News : Johnstown and vicinity
had its drought broken by a nice
shower of rain , the first good shower
in five weeks. Corn needed rain bad
ly , hut this rain will bring1 things out
nil right. Small grain Is good and
nearly all harvested.
LEPER DUMPED IN VIRGINIA.
George Rosset , "White Elephant" of
Four States , Abandoned.
Bajtimoroj Aug. 9. After having
baflled the United States government ,
the powers of four state governments
and the officials of one of the greatest
railroads In the land , George Rosset ,
the Syrian leper , has been unceremo
niously dumped to shift for himself in
the uninhabited wilds of a West Vir
ginia mountainside. Organized socie
ty , with all Its wealth , charities and
science , has been unable to help this
For the last two days Rosset has
been living in a tent in the wooded
mountains of Randolph county , West
.Virginia , overlooking the town of El-
kins , whence he started on his shuttle
cock journey along the line of the Bal
timore & Ohio railroad. He is bacR > <
to his starting point after two weeks
In a boxcar , subsisting on charity.
Every proposition to dispose of the
man has ended in a blind alley. West
Virginia did not want him and put him
out of the state. Maryland had no
place to send him and there was a su
preme court injunction in their neigh
borhood , so he could not tarry there.
Pennsylvania labeled his car "lepro
sy" and gave him a quick turn "back
to Baltimore. " The government at
Washington was appealed to. but the
government has no Institutions or
money with which to dispose of the
leper. There was talk of leper colonies
nies at New York , Boston and New Or
leans , but telegraphing and correspon
dence failed to develop them.
Next It was suggested that the man
be returned to his native Syria , but no
steamship company would book him ,
or if they did the crew would desert.
He could not be deported , as he had
been In this country for four years.
He is living alone , a mile from an
Isolated railroad station and beyond
speaking or seeing distance of his fel
TAR FOR AGED SUITOR.
Wisconsin Whlte-Cappers Drive Away
Wooer Father Threatens. ,
Norwalk , Wis. , Aug. 8. Whltecaps
after lashing John Sharpe , aged 50 ,
a half hour with switches , drove him
from town. The vigilantes objected to
the attentions Sharpe persisted In
paying to a farmer's daughter , despite
warnings that he desist.
Battered and bruised , Sharpe re
fused to give up the fight. Arming
himself he returned to the village and
threatened to hold his own against
the white caps. He was captured , dis
armed and after a second beating , this
time with clubs , he was ridden from
town on a rail , after a thick coat of
tar and feathers had been applied to
his naked body. I
Immediately after the attack on
Sharpe search was made for the girl
who had received his attentions. She
had disappeared. Whether or not she
has gone with Sharpe Is not known.
Her father , who is said to be among
the members of the band which drove
Sharpe from the village , has started
In pursuit of his child , in case he
finds her In company with the victim
of the whitecaps , it Is declared by
fnenJs.ho will kill both of them.
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