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THE NORFOLK WKKlvhY NKWS ,101'HNAI , : I'MUIAY ' , NOVMMIWK 9 , 15)06. )
HIGH SCHOOL TOOTDALL TEAM
DREW A VICTORY.
IT WAS A PUNTING CONTEST
The Final Score Wan 11 to 5 Exciting
Struoglc on the Gridiron at County
Seat Saturday Afternoon Curtnln
Raiser In Junior Team Game.
The Norfolk high Hclionl dofunlod
Madison lilh | ; school Saturday In the
hardest fought contest yut plnyod.
The Html scorn wiis 11 to fi.
About twenty rooters nccomimnloil
tlio toani to Mndlsnn.
The Knmo Btnrtoil \ > \ Norfolk's hick-
( UK to Mrnllsoii nl their two yard llnu
and Mndlson failed in iiiuko 11 ti\ln ; ,
After u innnbor of downs Madison WIIH
forced to punt , not being nhlo to nmlco
tliolr necessary ten yurdH. Norfolk
got the linll and ndvunnod to within
live yards of the Madison gonl , where
Madison hold Norfolk for downs , Mud-
Isou failed to ndvnnco the bull nud
was hold for downs. Norfolk could
not gain HO slgnnl for drop kick WIIH
given nnd Tyndnll put the hull squnro-
ly hotwoon the posts. Score Norfolk
4 , Mndlson 0.
Norfolk ( lion kicked oft to MndlHOii
on tholr tun yurd lino. They fnllod to
advance the bull nnd were forced to
punt , which Hoffman untight nnd ml-
vnncod twenty ynrds. Norfolk worked
tholr wny by straight plunges nud tan-
dein playa to Mndisons' two-ynrd line
where the hull was lost on downs.
Miullnon man had lo Htnnd bohliul
tholr gonl line nnd before they could
croaa It on n piny Ersklno tncklod Me-
Fnrlnnd nud scored n touchdown , giv
ing Norfolk two inoro scores. Score :
Norfolk 0 , Mndlson 0.
Mndlson took the ball to tholr twen
ty-five yard line nnd put It In piny nud
punted , which Norfolk exchanged ,
Norfolk gained considerable dlstanco
In this wny nnd the half ended with
the bnll In Norfolk's possession on
Madison's 25-yard lino.
Score ; Norfolk (5 ( , Mndlson 0.
Norfolk Punto Well.
The second hnlf wns far more exciting -
citing , nnd n punting gnmo was ro-
sot-tod to by both tonms In which Nor
folk had decidedly the advantage.
Mndlson kicked to Norfolk nud Nor
folk fumbled on the catch. Ralph Gar
ret of Madison scooped up the ball nud
rnu for Norfolk's gonl but waa tncklod
by Hoffman on the gonl lino. "When
ho nroso It wns found that the bnll
was Just over the Norfolk line , scor
ing Madison's only touchdown. Un-
dorburg missed the gonl by a vary nar
row margin. Score : Norfolk C , Mnd
Norfolk than kicked to Mndlson ,
who returned It to tholr twouty-flvo
yard line , where they lost It on downs.
Norfolk then netted fifteen ynrds on
a forward pass nnd Hoffman wns glv-
on the bnll on a tnndem nnd sent
through right tackle for a tmichdown.
Tymlnll missed n very hard gonl.
Score : Norfolk 11 , Mndlson G.
Clarence McFurlnnd , last year on
Norfolk's team , wns the star of Madi
son , lie tackled nt every opportunity
and seldom mlssod nnd also mndo
ground for his team In carrying the
bnll. Ralph Gnrrott plnyed nn excel
lent game as also did Mnlouoy. Un-
dcrburg played n tine gnmo.
Larklns , Tyndnll nud Weaver played
the star games for Norfolk , especially
on defensive. They tncklod with a
fierceness that cannot bo excelled.
Hoffman nud Leo Glldcn did line work
The line-up wns :
Norfolk ' Mndlson
Larklns le Undorburg
Weaver It Rnlph Gnrrot
Anderson IB Yenao ]
Hlbbon c Mnlouoy
Tyndnll rg Antlsdel
John Gllden rt O'Shea
Ershlne re Dowlhifi
Dlukomnn q Walter McFnrlnmi
Uauptll Hi Clar. McFarlnm !
Hoffman rh Hen Garretl
Leo Glldcn fb Prathoi
Roferce. Doromus ; umplro , Wei
Linesmen , Nlohnrdt nnd Ersklno ;
touchdowns , Rnlph Gnrrott and Holt
nun ; Held goal , Tyndnll ; touchdown
Prathor. Time of balves , twenty mln
utes.A game was arranged between tlu
Norfolk Juniors nnd Mndlson Junior :
that took place before the renl game
Norfolk won by n score of C to C
Harold Morrison and Charles Brldgi
wore the Norfolk stars.
Robert Smiley retimed to his bom
In Omaha this morning after spendln ;
Sunday with his parents.
Mrs. H. II. Luke was called to Ci
dar Bluffs this morning by a telegran
announcing the serious Illness of ho
mother nt that place.
William Dean Is verji sick from
boil that has formed on his arm. s
swelling the member thnt ho cnnno
use It. It will bo so\erul days befor
he can resume his work as ilrcmnn.
Frank Flyim mndo a short buslnos
trip to Omaha yesterday ,
city from Plalnvlow yesterday.
Miss Edith Sterner of Madison I
W. D. Weygant of Clenrwator Is
business visitor In the city this more
Carl Ferguson left yesterday for
few days visit with his parents atLlr
A. J. Thntch of Madison Is vlsltln
about town this morning betwec :
Contractor Dock went to Stnnto
yesterday morning and returned las
T. C. Cnntwoll of Page Is In tow
this morning looking after real cstat
MhesH fiom Page , Neb
.Inlin Koeiber returned from a few
: \H vl-tll In Oninhn. hint night.
MIHR Ktile McGIII of Wlxnor IH In
he clly for n nhort vlwll with her
nut , Mm. F. llollluxvorlli. .
U. P. Olnistoad la on Iho nick llHt.
N. L Taylor of Lincoln was In the
lly over Sunday *
F. A. lleolor loft on n business trip
D Cliteago yostordny.
W. II , Chirk mndo n luminous trip
D Petersburg Mondny ,
Mrn. II. C. Dick wont to Stunrt to
ny for n few days visit.
Mr. nnd Mrs. C. F. W. Mnrqnnrdt
pent Sunday In Hosklns.
C. S. Evnns WMH n piissongor for
IndlHon Mondny morning.
O. II. Slovens WIIH a visitor In the
lulling Miss Margaret Barnes.
C. 10. Biirnhnm returned nl. noon
rom n business trip to Omaha ,
CluiH , Kalknfer of Crelghton Is In
own todny trammeling business.
Will Vim I lorn loft nt noon for a few
ays vliilt with friends In Wlnnoloon.
Mrs. Dora Dnvls Itt quite 111 nt the
( ime of her daughter , Mrs. M. P.
George A. Brooks of Bnzlllo Mills
vns In the city during the day on
Mrs. J. Dlgiinn nnd children have
; ono to Clinton , lown , where they will
lull for n month.
Tom Ooloman nnd R. E , Wellmum
f lliitlo nro visiting In the city this
nornlng between trains.
M. II. Russol of Gregory wns a busi
est ) visitor from the Rosebud In Nor-
'oik during the afternoon.
. 10. Ward , chairman of the ropnb-
lean congrosslonnl committee , bus
one to Hnrtlngton to vote.
Wnltor Dunn came down from
. .ynch to spend Sunday with his pa-
onto , Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Dunn.
Hurry Owen returned to Omaha at
teen after a few days visit with his
arents , Mr. and Mrs. II. E. Owen.
Miss Elma Ellorbrnsh from Bruns-
ivlck and Tom Beckley from Crolgh-
.on entered business college last weok.
D. Mathowson has returned from a
muting trip on Logan creek. Ho
aggod thirty-eight birds In two days.
W. T. Cook and L. B. White of Fro-
nont spent Sunday visiting Mr.
A'hlto's father , If. A. White of this
Mrs. T. J. Donohuo of Omaha ar-
Ived In the city last evening for a
Islt with her piirouts , Mr. nnd Mrs.
Miss Crosby returned Inst night
rom n week's vacation at Sioux City
uid resumed her duties ns clerk In
ho Johnson dry goods storo.
A now street wntor hydrant Is bo
ng Installed on the corner of Norfolk
ivenuo nnd Second street to replace
he ono recently removed.
The members of the ladles' Aid so
ciety of the First Congregational
church nro requested to meet Tues-
lay , November C , promptly at 2:30 : In
ho parlors of the church.
Norfolk friends have received cards
iinnonnclng the birth of a son at the
lomo of Mr. nnd Mrs. Marvin C. Nel
son of Nlobrnra on 'Saturday , and the
young man has been anmcd William
. .oo Nelson.
The Norfolk band will moot for the
llrst regular rohonrsnl tonight nt the
jlly hall at 8 o'clock sharp. After to-
ilght they expect to have a room of
.heir own will they will practice reg-
ilarly on each Mondny and Thursday
The Trinity Soclnl guild will meet
with Miss Von Goetz tomorrow oven-
ng nt the homo of Mrs. Robert Utter
on Koenlgstolu avenue. A good at-
.omlanco Is desired ns a now presl-
lent will bo elected to fill the plnco
of Miss Knthryn Shaw , resigned.
Norfolk's high school football team
will play Nellgh on the home grounds
icxt Friday afternoon. This game
ivlll undoubtedly bo a good ono as
both sides will put forth every effort
to win the game on account of the
tlo gnmo they plnyod at Noligh two
Some very flue specimens of apples
nro on display In the windows of Ses
sion R. Boll being brought from Flathead -
head county , Montana , recently by L.
Sessions , who has been thcro on a
three months' visit. They were grown
without Irrigation and are almost up
to the quality grown In this country.
The members of the First Congre-
gntlonnl church choir drove to Hndar
Sunday night to hear the now pipe
organ , which has lately been placed In
the now Lutheran church at that
place. Tljero were a cnrrynll lend of
them. A number of other people from
Norfolk drove up nlso , among them
Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Parker nnd
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. S. Mnthowson.
The Norfolk Shoo company have In
stalled machinery for doing all kinds
of repair \sork It Is complete In ov
er ) way , runs by electricity and they
will now bo able to make shoes. One
machine Is for sewing soles , another
for shaving the edges and paring the
leather , another for shining the shoo
They started the machinery this morn
Ing. H. C. Mlnard of Stewart , Iowa
Is here to give Instructions for run
nlng the machinery.
Earnest Ucchor and Miss Martht
Prlbenow wore married at St Paul' *
church north of the city Sunday after
noon at 3:00 : o'clock , Rev. Mr. Will
olllclatlng at the service. After tlu
ceremony the party went to the home
of the bride's parents , Mr. and Mrs. G
Prlbenow , where a sumptuous wed
ding supper was waiting them. Tlu
celebration lasted late into the nlglr
when another repast was had before
the guests left for tholr homes
Messrs. Peterson and Fisher of Os
inond acted as best men while tlu
Misses Beltz of Stanton and Miss Mar
tha Pribenow , sister of the bride , act
cd as bridesmaids. The newly mar
rlcd couple will make their home or
South Fourth street.
CONTINUED WET WEATHER HIN
PUMPING OUT PIT A BIG JOD
Soaked Ground Maintains a Fairly
Equal ( Water Level In the Pit Each
Morning Installation of Machinery
Inside lo Progrcoslng
The Norfolk Fuel and Light com
pany Is hnvlng nithor a serious time
In installing now machinery on ac
count of the continued wet weather.
A Htoam pump has been at work con
stantly on Iho gas pit which was dug
two weeks ago , In nn effort to clenr It
of walor HO thnt the cement founda
tion nnd sides can bo laid. The ground
IHIH been full of water and the pit ban
acted ns n cess pool for nil the wnter
In the neighborhood , ono col lor a
block away having been drained
through the efforts to clenr the pit.
After two weeks' work It Is found each
morning that about an much water
has run Into the pit over night as was
there twenty-four hours before , so
the result Is that thnt part of thoworlc
In about where It Blurted days ago.
In the meantime the liiHtallntlon of
now machinery Inside the building has
boon going on steadily , the furnnco ,
purifying nn dother tanks being now
If the weather would clear and no
inoro molsluro fall , It IH estimated Hint
the now process gas could bo turned
Into the mains by the llrst of Decem
ber , but If the ground continues water
soaked It may bo some time later before
fore the work can ho completed.
ANTELOPE COUNTY TEACHERS
Will Hold First Institute Meeting at
Nellgh Next Saturday.
Noligh , Nob. , Nov. G. Speclnl to
The News : C. 13. Ward , county su
perintendent , announces the llrst
mooting of the county teachers' asso
ciation which will bo hold In the
court room nt Noligh on Saturday ,
November 10 , nt 1:30 : p. m. The fol
lowing is the program :
"Tho use of the text book during
recitation , " Nclllo Myllo , L. M. Pow
ers. "Hogiunors1 numbers , " Ellen Brogan -
gan , Ethel LJurlow ; "A teacher's moans
of self-culture , " H. Clyde Dunlap , II.
L. Ilussong. Every teacher Is expect
ed to bring a question upon some
base of school work for the question
PIPE ORGAN DEDICATION.
Hadar Church Packed to Overflowing
at Dedication Ceremony.
The now pipe organ was dedicated
it the Gorman Lutheran church of
ladar Sunday , with Prof. Fry as the
irgaulst for the Dedication. The
church wns packed to overflowing nnd
ill who heard the organ pronounced
ho music ns most beautiful. The Ha-
lar Concordla band also gave a short
concert In the afternoon.
CLEAN HOUSE AT CAPITAL.
itnte Legislative Halls Are In Need
of a Cleaning up.
Iteforo the next legislature meets a
lean up of the house and senate
chambers nt the state capltol will
irobably be ordered by the board of
iiiblic lauds and buildings. The two
oglslatlvo halls have gone for six
rears without a thorough renovation
iiul are needing attention badly in
some respects. The expensive wall
: ) nper which was put up during the
utter part of 1900 Is torn apart and
Hinging from the plastering hero and
Both the paper and the walls where
.hoy have been left bare arc soiled
with smoke , dust nnd cobwebs. The
$2.50 per yard carpet has not been tak
en up since the wall paper was hung.
Secretary of State Galusha is in
favor of taking up the carpets and
laving them cleaned In advance of
the legislative session. Ho would also
re-paper the walls and touch up the
desks In both chnmbers. A nowchnlr
must bo purchased for the presiding
otllccr of the house to take the place
of the $50 leather one donated at the
last session to Speaker George L.
Rouse of Grand Island. Most of the
other furniture is still on hand and
does not need to be replaced ,
If the renovation of the legislative
halls is carried out this year , a de
ficiency will necessarily ho Incurred ,
as the legislature two years 'ago made
no appropriation for the work. Ex
penditures for such purposes have
been under more restrictions in re
cent years than they formerly were.
For Instance , a rule hasbcen in force
since 1003 that no more ( than $1,000
mny bo spent for legislative supplies
before the session opens. This Is
about one-fifth the amount needed
during the course of an average ses
The rule was put Into effect after
W. H. Clark , a state house custodian ,
had bought a quantity of high-priced
carpet and stored It In one of the up
per rooms of the capltol. Nobody
know what was intended to bo done
with the carpet , and when found it
was returned to the store which fur
nished It , by order of the state board ,
This Incident called attention to the
reckless buying then In vogue , and the
brakes have been on over since.
Two Fine Pianos.
Mrs. Anna Mussolman Is the proud
possessor of a beautiful Ivors and
Pond piano purchased through W. E ,
Stedman of the Bennett piano com-
pany. H , M. Luebo also purchased
ono of these celebrated makes.
Thirteen Members Have Signed Agree
ment Band Will Support Itself ,
The Norfolk bnnd Is planning to In-
corporatu into a Mock company for the
purpose of supporting Itself In a finan
cial way. Thirteen members of the
organization have signed an agree
ment to taKe out shares In the corpo
ration and the chances seem bright
thnt the plan may materialize. Enter
tainments and dances will he given by
the hand ( o Insitro Its financial suc
The bnnd will begin regular prac
tice Immediately and Norfolk people
hope that the organization can suc
ceed from the very beginning.
Remy Buys Drug Store.
Alnsworth , Neb. , Nov. G. Special to
The News : George Farman , ono of
the longest established druggists In
this city , hns sold out to O. W. Romy.
Mr. Remy Is ono of the prosperous
young business men of the community.
.1. H. Foolo loft at noon for n short
business trip to Pierce.
C. A. Randall of Nowmnn Grove
wns In town during the day.
Dr. Hear loft this morning for a
short business trip to Omaha.
Geo. HeuiH left at noon for n few
days' visit with relatives nt Huron ,
S. D. '
Mrs , A. J. Durland returned from
E. H. Tracy went to Boncstcol at
noon to look after land Interests on
the Rosebud for Tracy & Durland.
Rev. J. J. Parker of Plalnvlow , who
has been visiting his son C. S. Parker
for the last few days , returned to his
home tod..y noon.
Miss Grace Krasno of Fullerton , who
has been visiting at the homo of S.
M. Rosentlml , went to Pierce at noon
for a few days visit with H. Krasno
of that place before returning homo.
John Hrldgo left at noon for Bono-
steel where ho goes to take charge of
he Sugar City Cereal mill's store at
that plnco for a few dnys , during the
nbsenco of J. T. Collins of this city ,
who was called home on account of
the illness of his wife.
Mrs. J. T. Collins is on the sick
Dr. Holdun made a trip to Hoskins
W. A. Wit/.igman made the round
: rip to Madison yesterday.
John Koorbor , jr. , hns accepted a
[ losltlon as clerk In Mrs. Craft's store ,
illllng the vacancy caused by the res
ignation of Leo Walters.
Two dogs belonging at Matt Shaffer ,
jr. , had a most miraculous cscnpe from
leath at noon at the depot as train
No. C from the west pulled In. They
ivoro both standing on the track when
: ho train cnmo along , throwing thorn
ip on the pilot of the engine , carrying
them to th" end of the platform where
the train stopped. The canines
climbed down from the engine and
trotted .away as unconcerned SIR if
nothing had happened.
S. D. Berg of Pierce was a business
visitor In the city between trains.
F. H. Ixie came down from Verdigre
for n short visit between trains Tues
F. J. Hale came down from Atkin
son yesterday for a short visit between
Plninviow Inst night , where they spent
H. C. nMtrnn goes to Omaha
Wednesday to attend a meeting of the
W. E. Stendman returned from
Omnhn Inst night , where ho had been
for a few days' visit. ' ,
Mrs. H. S. Overocker leaves tomor
row morning for her borne in Fnlr-
mont , after a two weeks' visit here.
Her father , R. W. Mills , will accom
pany her and remain In Fairmont un
Hen Loucks returned from Pilger
last night where he has been for the
past few weeks , working on the con
struction of a new brick block nt that
Leo Walters has resigned his posi
tion as clerk In Mrs. Craft's store and
will leave tomorrow for Omaha where
ho will take a similar position.
George Freeman came down from
Chadron yesterday for a few days vis
it In the city.
The C. of A. club will entertain tholr
gentlemen friends at a social party
and dance to be given In R. R. ball
this evening. This will bo their first
of n series of parties to bo given this
The Wednesday club will meet with
Mrs. C. E. Greene tomorrow.
The Elks will give a dancing party
ono week from next Frldny. All Elks
nro Invited to attend.
The Degree of Honor will meet
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock In I.
O. O. F. hall. A full attendance Is
asked as there Is business of import
The Pacific hotel management Is
arranging to have a grand ball Thanks
giving evening , to bo given In the dinIng -
Ing room. First class music has been
The German Lutheran conference
of northern Nebraska is being held In
this city. The llrst session was hold
this morning at the St. Pauls church
north of town. Thirty ministers are
present and others will come today.
The session will close Thursday oven-
Ing. They are being entertained by
the members of the congregation.
Some of the gutters on Norfolk av
enue have again been allowed to so
fill with mud and refuse , from the
negligence of sweeping them out that
it would almost bo impossible for the
water to drain off In case of a rain.
It Is the opinion of almost every ono
that they should bo swept out every
morning when the walk Is swept In
order that they bo kept clean.
FAKE CREDITED TO BISHOP LAWRENCE -
RENCE IS HERE.
SCORES RECEIVING LETTERS
Clothed In a Threat That Unless the
Chain Is Maintained Some III For
tune Will Befall the Person Who
Breaks It , Prayer Speeds on.
That chain prayer which created so
much comment In the cast a few
months ago nnd which has been de
nounced IIH n bold fake by Hlshop Law
rence of Massachusetts , to whom it
was falsely attributed , hns arrived In
nll Its ntroclousness In Norfolk. The
"prayer" is being sent out to dozens
of people under the guise of n genu
ine article nnd It goes wrapped in n
threat to the superstitious thnt If , they
fall to send out nlno copies of It ,
some " 111 fortune" will affect them ,
nnd an Instance is given of ono per
son who "met with n horrlblo acci
dent" as a penalty for paying no at
tention to the "endless chain. "
Following Is a copy of the letters
which nro now going the rounds of
Norfolk and It Is said that .many score
of them have been received about the
"Norfolk , Neb. , Nov. : Dear
. Here Is n prayer that
will explain itself :
"Endless Chain Prayer.
" 'Oh , Lord Jesus , wo Implore thco ,
Oh etornnl God , to have mercy on all
mankind , keep mo from all sin by thy
precious blood and take us to bo with
thce eternally. Amon. '
"Hxphinatlon : This prayer wns
wiltten by Bishop Lawrence recom
mending it to bo written and sent to
nine other persons. He , who will not
say It will be affected by some ill for
tune. Ono person who paid no atten
tion to it met with a horrlblo accident.
Ho who will write this prayer nlno
days and send It to nlno persons , com
mencing on the dny it was received ,
will , after the ninth day , experience
some great joy. At Jerusalem during
Holy feast It was said that ho who
would write this prayer would be de
livered from every calamity. Please
do not break the chain. "
Mltive Is a Puzzle.
To church people in th6 United
Stales , the motive for sending out this
endless chain prayer Is n puzzle that
has not yet been solved.1 Just why
anyone would sit down and deliberate
ly fake a prayer nnd clothe It in a
threat to the superstitious , Is beyond
any explanation excepting that the
writer wanted to do something for the
novelty of the thing.
Hishop Lawrence has stated on dif
ferent occasions that he did not write
the prayer , know nothing of It until
his attention was called to it , and has
had nothing whatever to do with It.
It is a fake , pure and simple. Bishop
Lawrence of Massachusetts , bishop of
the Episcopal church , is the only
"Bishop Lawrence" in' the United
States today so that he is undoubted
ly the person meant in the letter. He
denied the authorship in a church mag
azine nnd also In the Boston papers
and the Associated Press.
Rev. J. C. S. Weills , pastor of the
Trinity Episcopal church of Norfolk ,
has had Ills attention called to the
prayer by a large number of people
who have received copies of it during
the past few dnys.
Old Lady Dies.
Ainsworth , Neb. , Nov. C. Special to
The News : "Grandma" Cheney , one
of the first settlers of the county , died
of old age. She was eighty years old.
TACKLED GOTHAM SODA.
E. F. Myers , Well Known at University -
ty Few Years Ago , Lost $1,200.
How did E. F. Myers , a former Ne
braska university boy , now n student
at Harvard , come to lose $1,200 In ono
That is the question that is causiue
some perplexity among his acquaint
ances in this state. He was , known
by a number of Norfolk students some
A special dispatch from Cambridge ,
Mass. , under date of November 2 ,
gives one story of his loss In the fol
lowing words :
"E. F. Myers , the Harvard law
school student who charged John Me-
Cormlck in Now York with fleecing
him out of $1,200 in a pool game at
the Fifth Avenue hotel the other night ,
Is Edwin Francis Myers , A. B. , of
Broken Bow , Nob. , a third year stu
dent In the law school and a graduate
of the University of Nebraska in 1901.
Ho lives In the exclusive Walter Has
tings dormitory and belongs to many
distinguished Harvard clubs , Including
the Cercle Francals. "
More than a week ago an acquaint
ance of Myers living In Lincoln
learned of the boy's loss In a letter
from Myers himself In which ho gave
details of the affair. According to
the friend's recital of what was In
that letter Myers was on his way from
Broken * Bow , his home , to Harvard ,
and stopped off at Now York for a few
days. Shortly after his arrival In the
big city Myers made several acquaint
ances nnd wns invited Into n soda
fountain- for some refreshments. Ho
gave an order for a glass of lemonade
and says the drink was drugged. The
next ho knew of the Incident he found
himself in a deserted room and upon
feeling for his purse found it to bo
missing. Ho says ho lost $1,200 and
claims that ho was drugged and
robbed by his now acquaintances.
Myers was prominent In social af
fairs at the university of Nebraska
and -well known among the students
of the big Bchool. He was known as
"Edwin Forget-Mo-Not. " Ho gradual-
ed from the unlvornlty with the class
of 1001 nnd In the fall of the same
year enrolled ns a Inw student nt Har
ABOUT THAT WEST ROAD.
Eleventh Hour Complaint Is Made In
Effort toHurt Taft.
Attacked In a maverick newspaper
nt the Inst moment before election ,
Burr Tnft , republican candidate for
county commissioner from the Second
district , had llttlo chance to refute the
arguments nbout roads west of town.
"I know who wrote the unsigned ar
ticle printed to Injure me , " said Mr.
Tnft , "and the writer knows that un
til the present year there never was
$50 worth of work done around his
farm on the public roads ; ho knows
that the county has ordered a mile of
road graded up there this year and
the cost will bo $200 to $300 ; ho knows
that that work will bo done , nnd yet
becnuse It hns not been done ho has
attacked me. Ho knows that It Is
not my fault that work has not been
done before ; ho knows that it was not
my fnult thnt the road overseer could
not get to thnt work three months
ngo , when Iho commissioners ordered
It done ; ho knows that It was not my
fnult thnt the county elevator and
grader was Idle seven days on account
of breakage ; he knows that It Is not
my fault thnt after the machine was
repaired nnd the county wns ready to
do the grading , heavy rains came up
and prevented the operation. Ho
knows that he libels mo when ho com
plains that nothing has been done or
will bo done on the road west of town.
"In regard to the quarter section
which he complains is not opened , I
will say that my attention was never
called to this road until a few days
ago and there has not been time to
take it up ; further , that the proper
svny to get a road opened is to get a
petition signed by land owners In the
vicinity and then to find out if , under
the law , there are funds to pay for
the land that must bo bought. "
There Is nothing of foundation to the
complaint , nnd It could do no harm
with people who know Burr Taft.
MADISON COUNTY MAN CHOKED
TO DEATH IN TRAGIC WAY.
SETSCREW SEIZES HIS COAT
Merritt B. Otis' , a Farmer Living In
Emerick Township , This County ,
Was Strangled to Death Wife Tried
Desperately to Save Him.
Newman Grove , Neb. , Nov. 6. Mor
rltt B. Otis , a Inrmer whose home la
twelve miles from this place In Emer
ick township , was choked to death in
a tragic way. He had gone up on hia
windmill to shut it off. There was no
wind when he started and apparently
no danger. Before he could turn off
the wheel a breeze sprang up and sot
It In motion A set screw caught In
the collar of Otis' coat and began
choking him Ho managed to call hla
wife for aid nnd she ran out of tin
house and climbed up on the frame
and tried desperately to disentangle
his coat from the screw , but failed.
Then she descended nnd sought but
also In vain to shut off the power.
As a Jart hope she rushed Into the
house diiii telephoned neighbors for
aid. When they reached the mill Otis
wa'j dead from choking.
BAD NEWS FOR HOUSEWIVES.
Prices of Groceries Will be Generally
Higher This Winter.
Sioux City Journal : Young people
contemplating matrimony should con
fer with the grocery and fruit dealer.
These hard hearted men declare that
the prices of edibles will bo generally
higher this winter than they were a
year ago , and the general expenses of
living will rise , as compared with that
Nearly everything quoted on the
market now shows a sharp upward
tendency. Oysters are unusually high
at 50 rents a quart , and they are not
going to bo any cheaper. There Is
consolation In the fact that what
oysters are on the market are of ex
All sorts of dried fruits , including
dried apples , raisins , currants and
prunes , are quoted from 2 to 3 cents
per pound higher than a year ago.
Apples , which a few weeks ago
seemed to bo so cheap , have gone up
rapidly. Greenings , Jonathans and
Baldwins are quoted at 45 cents a
peck , or nbout $4.50 n barrel. This
Is a rise of about $1 or $1.25 per bar
rel within a month. The Bon Davis
variety Is selling nt 20 and 25 cents
Cntnwbn grnpes from Now York are
now on the market and selling at 30
cents a basket.
New figs and dates nro arriving in
good quantities nnd are very reason
able In price. Good homo grown cel
ery sells for 10 cents n bunch.
A bit of news particularly unwel
come In view of the approach of the
holiday season Is that all kinds of
nuts will bo unusually high. English
walnuts , pecans , almonds and chest
nuts are Included In this popular di
vision. This condition Is deplorable
In view of the heavy demand for this
class of goods Just now.
North Dakota Republican.
Fargo , N. D. , Nov. 7. The repub
licans eicctcd Sarles for governor , and
with him the state ticket.
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