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Tllli NOKKOMC WKIOKLY NEWS , JOURNAL : KIM DAY , NOVEMBER . ' )0 ) , liKHJ ,
FARMEna SAY THAT IS THE AV
ERAGE WAGE , WITH BOAHD.
SAY FIVE'CENTS is NOT PAID
Northern Nebraska Farmers Take Ex
ceptlona to the Statement Quoted In
These Columns Th.Tt Most Huskcrs
Get Four , Some Five Cents.
Fai-iiu'i-H In northern Nobranha laid'
oxcoitlnn | tn the statement quoted In
these columns from Street Commls-
slonor Hli'hoy Hint men mo command
lug wages of ll\o cents | u < r bushel ,
with board , for InmMnn corn. Throe
cents Is tU'clurct ! In lie Ilic average
prlco being inilil In Mils section , with
plemy nf men at tlial figure. Some
go as high UN three anil a half under
"I liavo foninl plenty or men at
three- cents u bushel anil hoanl , " Kiitd
a fariuur from near Norfolk. " 1 am
paying ono mnn thrco cents anil u half ,
but IIP only nets IIH ! illuncrH at my
farm , out I UK bronUfiiHl ami mipper at
his own homo. Thri'o cents Is the
average ttago. ami It Is a thoroughly
high wage , too. "
The News has received from an In
dependent tiourco coirohoratlve testi
mony oil ( his point. Ouo eornlmsker
from another section of north Nebras
ka , reading tlio statement that live
cents Is sometimes paid , IIHH written
nsklng wlioiu ho could get work at
that figure , as ho was only getting
three and i > half cents. U Is taken
from this ' .nut perhaps three ami thrco
and a Ir.lf cents Is the uvorago wage
In this territory.
B.'iM. Dick left for Lynch to spend
a few days.
W. N. Vail \Vayno was In the city
lolni Svatos of Monowl was In the
city on business today.
Mrs. Ki. \ . Goen was a business vlslt-
ro In the city between trains.
1/M5 Cut do came up fioiu Wlsnor
Tuesday evening for a short visit.
C. A. Ulakely made a short business
trip to Wayne Wednesday morning.
J. W. O'Hrton and wife wore down
from Spencer Thursday on , u short
Mr. and Mrs. Whltwor are lu the
city from Tllden for a few days' visit
V. M. Skoen was a passenger for
Wayne'Wednesday morning' on a short
T. J. Taylor was a passenger for
llartlngton on the morning train , on a
short business trip.
T. 15. Aldcrson and wlfo were In
town from Madison Wednesday for a
short visit with friends.
15. Xlmmerman came down from
O'Neill Wednesday lor a short visit
mid business trip In the city.
Mr. litul Mrs. John Kraut/ and son
Earl vJll ? ( spend Thanksgiving In Os
mend with C. P. Young and family.
Mrs. J. A. Mullen and Miss I5lla Mul
len no to Fremont In the morning to
take dinner with Mr. and Mrs. 11. 15.
W. F. .lohnson and wife , from Hasln
City , Wyo. . have been visiting their
nephew , Dr. 1C. 1 * Brush. They leave
today for the west.
Mrs. Willis Kelly returned home to
Arlington accompanied by her sister ,
Miss Itoblnet Eble , who will spend
Thanksgiving with her.
Mrs. S. K. Long returned from Kan
sas City last night , where she was
called some days ago on account of
the Illness of her sister.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Fox and Miss
Lena Klentx left at noon for Albion ,
for a few days' visit and to spend
Thanksgiving with friends.
Miss Joanna llagey , city librarian at
Lincoln , will spend Thanksgiving hi
Norfolk at the home of her parents
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. H. llagey.
Mrs. Josephine Hull left Wodnesdaj
morning for Concord where she will
spend Thanksgiving with her husband ,
who is working in that territory.
Mr. and Mrs. 11. C. Matrau and
daughter Agnes leave for Lincoln to
spend a few days with Mr. and Mrs.
O. U. Eller and Dr. and .Mrs. C. A. Mc-
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Clark and Mr.
and Mrs James lllght retuined from
Crelghton last night , where they at
tended the twonty-IHth wedding anni
versary of Mr. and Mrs. I5rt Clark.
Miss Hulh Shaw and Miss Jennie
Wheeler came home from Cute last
night , whcio they are attending Donne
college. They will have several days'
vacation , returning Monday morning.
Misses Lena and Jennie Mills and
Mrs. Mary Mills leave for Wayne
Thursday morning to spend their
Thanksgiving vacation with Mr. and
Mrs. 15. N. Vail. They will remain un
til Sunday night.
W. H. Uutterflcld , who has been
quite seriously ill , is feeling consider
Several Norfolk parties went over
to Sioux City yesterday to attend the
"Prince of Pllsen" show.
Mosaic lodge , No. 55 , A. F. & A. M. ,
will bold a special meeting Thanksgiv
ing for work in E. A. degree.
A meeting of the ladles' guild of
Trinity church will bo held Friday afternoon -
tornoon in the church guild room.
Union Thanksgiving church services
will be held in the Congregational
church at 11 o'clock Thursday morn-
Ing. Sermon by F. W. llonjainin.
Topic : "Tho Forgotten Virtue. "
Manager Pedersen of the Auditorium
states , with regard to a statement pub
lished by tlio band orchestra , that ho
did make an effort to secure the mu
sic. He denies the allegation made by
hr oiThcxtia that hc < did not make an
rfort to Ki't llii'lr HorvleeH Tlio or
i-hi'Htra contend that ho did not make
i "HlroiiK effort , " as advertised , be
enlist' he Holtcltod freenurvlci' . while
the orchcBlia demanded pay In rauli.
Adrian M. NOWOIIH , iiioiioloKiio lee-
Hirer , was unmirod of a largo and !
nee at the CoiiKi'ogatlonal church
Wednuuday night. Ho Is the second
number on the high Hchool lecture
The gra\ellng of North Fourth Htreot
between Norfolk avenue and the post
, olllco was completed Wednesday morn
ing. Thlit IH the Unit block of grav
eled road made In Norfolk and lu a
novelty In north Nebraska.
.Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hoeslng arrived
In Norfolk last night on their honey
moon trip. They were married yester
day at llaitlngton and were onronto
to Columbus. Mr. Housing IH u weal
thy farmer and the brldo wan Miss
A number of photographs , taken In
front of the store of Anthos & Smith
during the crowded condition of the
street hueixuso of Hunter Brown , were
sent to St. Loiilu in a prl/.o photograph
contest. At every point these photo
graphs are taken when Busier arrives.
The street In front of the store In
Norfolk WIIB pachod with tcamu and
people until It resembled a circus day.
The window was also specially ar-
tanged with a display In which dolls
lepresentlng litmlor and Mary Jane
weio features , llustor Hrown declared
that the window wan tlo | most attrac-
llvo ho had yet seen nrrangod for Ills
DEATH OF MRS. DURT.
Old Settler at Crelghton Succumbs to
Attac kof Asthma.
Crolghton , Nob. , Nov. 27. Special
to The News : Mrs. Jack Hurt , wlfo
of an old settler in thla community ,
died at midnight as the result of an
attack of asthma. The family came
here twonty-throo years ago and were
well known all over Knox county.
She was llfty-llvo years of age. Mr.
Hurt owns a number of farina In this
vicinity , but lives In town.
NEBRASKA NATIONAL WILL MOVE
INTO PART OF COTTON BLOCK
Twenty-five , Feet on tlio Front and
Seventy-five Feet In Depth Will "be
Used After October 1 , 1907 , by Bank.
Will be Remodelled.
[ Froir Wednesday's Dally. ]
The Nobtaska National bank of Norfolk -
folk has leased a portion of the store
room now occupied by Haum Hros.
The lease becomes effective October 1 ,
1907. The now banking room will oc
cupy a space twenty-llvo feet wldo and
aovonty-Hvo foot long , on the west side
of the building. Haum Hros. will con
tinue to occupy the balance. Remod
elling will begin In the spring.
Concerning the change , President
George D. Hnttorlleld , of the bank ,
"Wo have secured a'long time lease
on the now quarters and we bellevo
that wo shall occupy ono of the llnest
equipped banking rooms In northern
Nebraska. The banking room will bo
finished with a tlio Moor outside the
counters , there will be a steel celling
and llnish will be In hard wood to
match our present banking furniture.
There will be two rooms at the rear ,
a directors' r < xnn and a customers'
room ; and all modern conveniences
will be Installed. There will bo anew
side entrance made on the west side
of the building for the bank , as well
as a now front entrance and a bank
front. Windows will bo cut in the
west sldo of the room. "
The building Is owned by Col. S. S.
Cotton and occupies the southeast corner -
nor at the Fourth street and Norfolk
BOYD COUNTY HASLQN6 FED HOGS
In the Early Days Long Haul Forced
Farmers to Feed All Grain.
Hoyd county was compelled to feed
the grain raised in its early history ,
on account of the long haul to the
railroad. Now as the country was ,
there were a great many hogs and fat
cattle shipped by rail or to Sioux City
by river. Among the earlier cattle
feeders were George Hell , August Van
IIovo , Hen Gross and Ed Lewis , and
ill gained a competency. The Ditch
"ompany fed a lot of cattle under the
management of Frank Woods.
Frank Kayl began feeding at an
early day , and has kept on Improving
his place till ho has been offered $10-
000 for his homestead quarter.
E. Hrownlleld , who feeds no cattle ,
estimates his hogs to bo worfli $3,000.
POLICE COURT RUSHED.
Fines Amounting to49.60 Assessed
by Police Judge Westervelt.
Police Judge Westervelt did a rush
ing business Monday morning after a
Sunday haul by Oflicor Uecber. The
total fines assessed were $49.00 for
drunks and disorderlies.
Among the drunks was Mrs. Sam
Goon , colored wlfo of Sam Goon ,
Chlnnman. She was found by Olllcer
Uecher roaming Hraasch avenue and
was assessed $8.10 , which she prompt
ly paid. Others were Irwin Miller ,
Harry Host , John Haymer and Charles
Ono want ad. In the paper is bettor
than a dozen that are only planned.
THERE IS NOT AN EMPTY ROOM
ON NORFOLK AVENUE.
SIGN OF GROWTH IN THIS CITY
Between First and Fifth Streets , For
Almost a Solid Hnlf Mile , on Both
Sides of the Street , There Is Not
One Available Room.
There Is not one vacant building on
Norfolk avenue between First and
Fifth streets. For the first time In
years every spare room or business
room available , fronting on Norfolk
nveniio Is occupied.
This fact Is taken by business men
to signify unusual prosperity and the
growth of Norfolk. For years there
were buildings on portions of the
street which stood empty but now
I hero has come such a lively domain !
that tenants are oven looking for
store rooms , without finding anything
to ui the bill.
Archie ( Tow went to Pierce at noon.
M. P. Joppeson of Plalnvlow la in
Hey Flint of Omaha was u Norfolk
Fred Mlllor was a passenger for
Omaha this morning.
Cal. Mathoson was a city visitor
from Pllger Tuesday.
I. W. Alter was a visitor in the city
Tuesday from Wayne.
15. II. Tracy made a business trip
to Oakdalo Tuesday.
Al Ommerman returned at noon
from a business trip to Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ixxlgo re
turned at noon from a trip , to Omaha.
J. Dover of Madison was a business
visitor in the city during the day Tues
Hun Dlxon returned to Omaha Tues
day after a short visit with his pa
C. O. Johnson of Newman Orovo was
visiting In the city Tuesday during
Goo. Nelsor and wlfo of Albion are
In the city for a short visit with
J Fetter made a business trip to
Madison Monday , returning in the
F. Moore of Crelghton was a busi
ness visitor in the city Tuesday bo-
G. W. Sears , an attorno > from Sioux
City , is a Norfolk visitor on business.
W. N. Huso returned at 1 o'clock
from Excelsior Springs , Mo. , whore
ho accompanied Mrs. Huso on Sun
F. E. and T. H. Dover of Stanton
and I. W. and James Dover of Madi
son were business visitors In the city
Jesse H. Well .from Cincinnati ! , O. ,
who has been In the city for the past
few days , left Tuesday morning for
Dick Washington , the well known
porter at the Oxnard hotel , left Tues
day noon for a few days' vacation at
H. C. Matrau wont to Fremont Tues
day morning to attend a meeting of
the agents of the eastern division of
L. M. Keene , jr. , of Fremont arrived
In Norfolk last night to spend Thanks
giving with Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Me-
Clary. Their daughter , Mrs. Keene ,
had arrived several days ago.
The party of hunters who went to
Nlobrara as guests of C. H. Reynolds ,
have returned. They found the woods
filled with quail but the underbrush
made shooting difficult , They brought
home , it Is said , about twenty-five
N. A. Bullls and wlfo of Springfield
are In the city for a few days' visit
Mrs. J. H. Harncs and son John left
for Omaha Tuesday , and will return
P. M. Conger came down from EwIng -
Ing Tuesday morning for a short visit
nnil business trip between trains.
Miss Minnie Meyers of Platte Center -
tor arrived in the city last night foi
a short visit with friends Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris and daughter
and Miss Lenser of Hosklns were In
the city for a short visit with friends
W. F. Fulton of Grand Rapids , Mln
nesota , visited over night with J. Eurle
Harper , on his way to Plalnvlow , his
Herman and Fred Uunge are now
students at the business college this
week. Tlio college closes Wednesda >
night for Thanksgiving vacation am
will reopen Monday morning.
Miss Mao Lllllo has accepted a JM )
sltlon with the telephone company
She came from David City to Norfoll
about two weeks ago and is making
her homo with Judge and Mrs. 1. Pow
Several boys who were determine !
to skate whether the ice is the propo
thickness or not tried their luck a
It last night and several of them fouiu
to their sorrow that It was not to b
skated on. It Is said that one bo >
who broke In had a very hard time t <
got out in safety.
Miss Ixsla Craft returned homo fron
a few days' vjslt in Missouri Vallo
Bert Huohner of Chadron was dowi
Tuesday for a short visit with friends
H. P. Gray , an old time rallroa
man but now a fanner near Hadar
was In town greeting old friends Tucs
The Ladles Aid society held a No\
England supper In the railroad ha
last evening which was largely a
tended ami was a success sociall } a
ell us financially. They cleared
G. D. Hutturlleld went up the Hone-
teel line at noon on a huRluona trip
Minn Allro Hut-rut , who was oporat-
d on Saturday for appendicitis , IH
inch Improved In condition.
Win. Ki otter of Stuart passed
lirough the city Tuesday onrotite
omo from a business trip to Omaha
This Is u statement made today by
dealer In the fowls. Ono dealer hais
list received a shipment of 300 of
mm. It IH clear enough that there
vlll bo plenty of turkey meat for those
vho wUh to indulge on Thanksgiving ,
'ho prlcoa are about twenty cents per
oiind. There are said to bo more
Ight In this Immediate vicinity than
here were a year ago.
Disposing of the birds , by methods
Btial to Thanksgiving , has begun.
Next Sunday will ho the annual Elk
lemorlal Sunday and plans arc being
lade lor a fitting observance of the
ccuslon at the club rooms at 3
'clock In the" , afternoon , when all
: iks and their families are Invited to
) o present.
The Norfolk band is planning to
Ivo a dance every other Tuesday
veiling during the dancing season
IIB ( winter. The boys are making
rent preparations for their first dance
vhlch Is to bo given Thanksgiving
veiling In Marquardt's hall. Light
efreshmuntfl will be served during
ho evening free.
The Rowlett sale was well attended
n spite of the disagreeable weather ,
nil nearly everything was sold. Mrs.
towlett will live with her daughter ,
Irs. Horner , this winter and rent the
A sportsman who has been hunting
round Norfolk for six weeks , declares
hat this Is just as good a duck conn-
ry as any section ho has found.
The Norfolk Hide- company Is anew
mluqlry that has opened In Norfolk re-
ently. They have rented hto old
Daniels building on East Main street
or their business ,
Marcus Reynolds has again resumed
Is course of instruction in the busi-
ess college after being absent during
lie summer while working for his fa-
her on a building at Pilgcr.
The Norfolk band will meet for reg-
lar rehearsal Tuesday evening , the
iractlce being postponed from Monday
vcnlng to allow the band orchestra
o furnish music for the Trinity social
The Pompolan massage cream display
vlndow in Chrlstoph's drug store has
) een protographed and sent In to the
lauufacturors at Cleveland , Ohio , and
vlll be one to compete for a prize.
Ifty-slx prizes are to be awarded , $25
or the best display.
Falrbury News : C. F. Eble , who
ad charge of the butter and egg do-
artment of the Fairmont Creamery
Co. , left Tuesday for Omaha where he
vlll bo employed by the same com-
mny. Mr. Eble is a hustler , which
ccounts for the promotion. Mr.
ames McClellan of Crete takes bis
) lace hero.
Frank Canoto , employed as a helper
m the Stolcop house moving gang ,
mil bis arm broken yesterday after-
10011 while elevating a structure for
omoval with jack screws. The house
tands on the corner of the Lincoln
chool grounds and was being pro-
mrcd for removal. A few days ago
t had been put up on blocks and the
screws were placed under It so as to
ecolvc the rollers. The screws were
ilaced on large blocks for a founda-
Ion and owing to the frozen condition
) f the ground they did not sink grad-
mlly when the weight was placed upon
t as would have been the case if it
vcro solt. Instead they went down
suddenly , letting the building swing
o one side and It was during this that
? anote had bis arm most painfully
RAILROADS AND CURRENCY.
Anoka Letter Discusses Questions Now
of Paramount Importance.
Anoka , Nob. , Nov. 20. Editor News :
read the Eckles speech on credit
currency and then went to hear Mike
Harrington's speech on government
I talked with some of the neighbors
ibout it. We concluded a railroad
'rom Naper to navigable water at Han-
bill ought to be built. To finance the
concern wo will next week organl/o
i bank at the old Dr. Lewis school
liouso. Hanking hours from 4 to 0
a. m. I told Frank Kayl bo could lend
his note to the railroad people and
they would pay him Interest on It.
"Ilully Gee ! " says he' "I.d have to
pay Interest on my note , not get in
terest on it. " I explained that it would
he a great benefit If be could keep bis
$1,000 quarter section and lend a mort
gage on It that would bring him sev
eral hundred dollars with nothing to
pay. So he thought under the new
finance ho could lend notes like this :
"Due the bearer three feet of my ar
tesian well , cost $1.00 a foot. This
note to bo renewed when worn out. "
Will Mohr's notes to read , "Duo the
bearer , 1000 volts of electricity , to be
delivered at Whltehorn's Rapids. "
Mark Durn's notes to read , "Duo
the bearer , ono of the trees planted on
my claim twenty-two years ago , " Fif
teen years ago the trees became public
property and were appropriated to
private use just without compensation.
Frank Woods said , but just then an
old blue rooster with his toes frozen
off till ho couldn't hang on to the trees
and so sleeps under my window , dis
cerned the first faint blush of dawn
and his joyous hall wakened mo and
common sense told mo this new fan-
gled finance was only for those of fin
er clay or mould. G. W. W.
A little learning often makes a man
unfit company for himself.
CHAIRMAN STAFFORD SAYS IT
WILL FILL THE BILL.
SUPPLY ONLY QUESTION NOW
If Material Holds Out and the Roads
are Properly Built , It Seems Probable
That There Will be Two Good Roads
to the Junction ,
Gravel roads between the business
portion of Norfolk and the residence
section of the Junction are now with
in sight , according to Councilman Pete
Stafford , chairman of the street and
alloy committee. The gravel which
had been hauled Into South Fourth
street for the purpose of testing It has
proven satisfactory and roads can bo
built with It If the supply will hold
The first gravel hauled out of the
Ilaasch pit west of town was filled
with clay and It was feared that It
would not answer the purpose Intend
ed because It was so soft. Digging
down deeper into the pit , however , the
city has found a moro substantial ma
terial and this , It is claimed , will nicely -
ly fill-tho bill.
The Way to Build the Roads.
"The way to build these roads , how
ever , " said Mr. Stafford , "Is not to
heap on the gravel In ono deep layer
and let It go at that. The gravel ought
to bo rolled with a heavy roller every
time a laypr of four or live Inches is
laid on. In this way the gravel would
be packed Into a solid roadbed and
would last. Otherwise It will disap
pear with a rain. "
News that the gravel has been found
adequate to the occasion will be met
with considerable satisfaction in Nor
folk because the people of this city
are very anxious to build at least two
roadways between the business portion
tion and the south end of town. ' 1 ho
city council , the county commission
ers and a group of property owners
and citizens have already subscribed
for a fund with which to build the
First street road , lu this way the city
gets the aid of the county.
For South Fourth street Councilman
August Brummunrt has a petition
which he will circulate for the sub
scription of funds from property own
ers along that thoroughfare and he
says that he has already been prom
ised money for this purpose by all res
idents of the street.
This practically assures two gravel
roadways to tlio Junction , provided
the gravel will hold out for the work.
Sewer Pipe to be Unloaded.
Two additional cars of 21-Inch pipe
have just arrived.
Although three cars of sewer pipe
have arrived , no word has as yet been
received fro mine contractor , Mr. Herrick -
rick , with regard to the material or
with regard to the date when ho shall
arrive and begin work.
It Is said that the city will probably
unload the cars of pipe , which stand
at the city Northwestern depot.
Mr. Herrlck Is losing some mighty
fine weather if he really intends to
dig that sewer this fall , or any part
Progress of the Ditch.
The drainage ditch in the west end
of town has been extended into
Haase's meadow on the south and the
owners of this lot are very anxious
that the work should proceed so that
the water , if a Hood should come , may
not cover their forty acres of hay
land. Contractor Dixon claims that
the frost has stopped work , but he has
had a machine made for cutting the
frost and will probably finish the job
if it stays warm.
A curve In the ditch at the point
whore it enters Koonigsteln avenue ,
Is not adequate now and will have to
) o banked up in order to swing the
current southwest Into the new canal.
"THE LOST PRINCE. "
Little Play Given by School Children
Made Decided Hit.
[ From Wednesday's Dully. )
The little play given by the children
of the first and second grades of the
Grant school last night , entitled "The
Lost Prince , " drew a large crowd , the
church being nearly filled. It was
very well given , each child taking his
part well. Much credit Is given the
teachers. Miss Harriet Mather and
Miss May Olney as it meant a great
deal of woik on their part as well as
the children. The fairy drill given b >
ten little girls was a prominent fea
ture of the entertainment. .
Following was the cast :
King Adolphus James Stitt
Queen Verita Katie Luebbe
Princess Christabelle. . . .Francis Care
Tarantella ( the wicked fairy )
Violetta ( good fairy )
Thanksgiving Spirit. . .Glen Hlakemai
Mlrza ( the magician ) . . . .Lloyd Roust
Nurse Marie Steai
Maid Edith White
Lord High Chamberlain
Guards Fred Dolsen , Harold Andersen
son , Albert Wltzigman , Elmer Heoloi
Indies In Waiting Helm lllght , Mil
dred Sar , Ida Walter , Helen Huntei
Pages Walter Weber , Caryl Slj
Fairies Myrtlco Doughty , Doris Tap
port , Vera Lewis , Ruth White , Rub >
White , Ada Haaso , Mabel Fuesler
Ix > rcon Gow , Jane Durlaml , Ruth Ra
BRYAN'S TRAIN WAS EXPENSIVE
Democratic Special Whirlwind Trip In
North Nebraska Came High.
The largest Item of expense for the
A friend of thn horn-
A fee of the Trust
Compllon with thn Pliro Food Laws
of oil Otatoa.
leinocrats of Nebraska in the recent
lection was the whirlwind trip taken
hrough this portion of the state In a
special train by W. J. Hryan and oth
ers of the party. This train cost , ac
cording to figures submitted to the
committee treasurer , $1,309.10. Pol-
owing were some of the largest ap-
W. J. Hryan $200
) nn V. Stephens , Fremont. ypO
P. E. McKillup , Humphrey ICO
* . J. Dlshnor , O'Neill 150
W. H. Green , Crelghton CO
HARRINGTON MAKES A HIT.
O'Neill Judge Delighted Farmers of
Judge J. J. Harrington of O'Neill
undo a hit with the farmer jurymen
) f Hojrt county when he dismissed dis
trict court the other day , to recon
vene January 7 , In order that the farm
ers might go homo and husk their
corn. Attorney George * Eberly of
Stanton , who had been in Butte In
connection with the Wagner case , said
hat the farmers were simply delight
ed with the concession.
The jury In the case which charges
Oscar Wagner , formerly of Norfolk ,
with having burned a building at
Monowi , stood seven for acquittal and
Ivo for conviction at the outset and ,
> y the time the twenty-four hours had
oiled around , six of the jury bad
chnnged their minds so that the final
vote stood eleven for conviction and
me for acquittal.
"This was a very unusual incident , "
said Mr. Eberly. "I have frequently
seen cases in which the jury would bo
igalnst the defendant at the start , but
t is seldom that vhoy will swing
igalnst him so strongly as In this
The defense lays the unusual change
o the fact that one of the jurymen re
cently suffered the loss of bis homo
jy incendiary fire. It is claimed by
he defendants that Wagner will estab-
Isb an iflibl and be cleared at the
NORFOLK INSANE ASYLUM IS IN
NEED OF BUILDING.
INSTITUTION IS NOW CRAMPED
Dr. Young Has Inaugurated a New
System of Nursing Nurses at Nor
folk May Get Credit for Training
Appropriations for two new build-
ngs at the Norfolk Insane asylum may
be asked of the legislature this winter.
A hospital for women patients and
another cottage for the men are said
to be badly needed. Supt. G. A. Young
of the Norfolk institution was in the
city today and conferred with several
state officials regarding the cramped
conditions there. Ho estimates the
cost of construction for the women's
hospital at $50,000 and that of the ad
ditional cottage at $25,000 , more or
The west wing of the old building ,
which was almost destroyed by fire ,
has been repaired , and as soon as it
Is furnished , which will be within the
next week or two , It will become a
hospital for the male patients. The
other buildings at present on the
grounds are an administration struc
ture , two cottages for women and one
for men. These were all erected with
an appropriation of $100,000. Some
$12,000 or $15,000 beside has been ex
pended in fitting up the various build-
There are 215 patients at the Nor
folk asylum HOW , and Superintendent
Young is desirous of enlarging the fa
cilities to take care of 350 , at least ,
The institution has but eleven surplus
rooms at this time , and all of these
are likely to bo filled in the near fu
ture. Dr. Young is anxious to have
the legislature provide enough room
so that some of the patients from Lin
coln and Hastings could bo transferred
to Norfolk , He believes that with 300
to 350 inmates the cost per capita for
the maintenance of his institution
could bo cut down.
It is not known what the heads of
other state Institutions will ask In the
way of now buildings , beyond another
cottage that is wanted at the Beatrice
institute for feeble minded and some
barns and sheds for the farm land operated -
orated by the penitentiary at Lincoln.
Beatrice will want $25,000 to $30,000 ,
while the penitentiary can got along
on a less sum.
A new system of nursing has been
partially liifatalled at Norfolk. Instead
of keeping the staffs for the men's and
women's wards separate , they are now
combined under ono supervisor , Miss r
Sinclair. It is planned to start a train
ing school for nurses , to bo alllliated
with some largo private hospital on an
arrangement for crediting the nurses
with time spent at Norfolk In obtainIng -
Ing their diplomas. This scheme , It is
thought , will not only assure bettor
nursing but It will bo moro economi
cal for the state.
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