The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, November 30, 1906, Page 8, Image 8
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 unustinl coiulltlotiH. "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. WEDNESDAY WRINKLES. B.'iM. Dick left for Lynch to spend a few days. W. N. Vail \Vayno was In the city yesterday. 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 business trip. Mr. and Mrs. Whltwor are lu the city from Tllden for a few days' visit with friends. V. M. Skoen was a passenger for Wayne'Wednesday morning' on a short business trip. 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. Gerecke. 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- Ktm. Ktm.Mr. 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 ably better. 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 con mo. 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 Pollock. 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 day. 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 NEXT YEAR. 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 , said : "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 avenue intersection. 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 Willey. 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. TUESDAY TIDINGS. Archie ( Tow went to Pierce at noon. M. P. Joppeson of Plalnvlow la in the city. Hey Flint of Omaha was u Norfolk visitor yesterday. 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 day. day.Hun Hun Dlxon returned to Omaha Tues day after a short visit with his pa rents. C. O. Johnson of Newman Orovo was visiting In the city Tuesday during the day. Goo. Nelsor and wlfo of Albion are In the city for a short visit with friends. J Fetter made a business trip to Madison Monday , returning in the evening. F. Moore of Crelghton was a busi ness visitor in the city Tuesday bo- tweent rains. 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 day. day.F. F. E. and T. H. Dover of Stanton and I. W. and James Dover of Madi son were business visitors In the city Tuesday. Jesse H. Well .from Cincinnati ! , O. , who has been In the city for the past few days , left Tuesday morning for Denver. Dick Washington , the well known porter at the Oxnard hotel , left Tues day noon for a few days' vacation at Sioux City. H. C. Matrau wont to Fremont Tues day morning to attend a meeting of the agents of the eastern division of the Northwestern. 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 birds. N. A. Bullls and wlfo of Springfield are In the city for a few days' visit with friends. Mrs. J. H. Harncs and son John left for Omaha Tuesday , and will return Thursday noon. 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 Tuesday. W. F. Fulton of Grand Rapids , Mln nesota , visited over night with J. Eurle Harper , on his way to Plalnvlow , his old home. 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 ers. 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 Tuesday noon. 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 day. day.Tho 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 bout $20. 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 arm. 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 ulld dance. 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 ) rokeu. 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 ownership. 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 out. out.The 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 of it. 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 Prince Dimples Tarantella ( the wicked fairy ) Gladys Meredltl Violetta ( good fairy ) Kathcrine Guthrlo Thanksgiving Spirit. . .Glen Hlakemai Mlrza ( the magician ) . . . .Lloyd Roust Nurse Marie Steai Maid Edith White Lord High Chamberlain Claire Ulakemai 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 dor. 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- iroprlallons : 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 Boyd County. 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 case. " 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 next session. 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 School Work. 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 loss. loss.The 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- Ings. Ings.There 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.