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I'HE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL : FRIDAY , DECEMBER
NORFOLK LODGE NO. 653 HOLDS
FOUR PASSED AWAY DURING YEAR
To the Memory of Departed Brothers ,
Norfolk Lodge No. C53 Paid Tribute
Sunday Afternoon Services Not
Largely Attended , but Impressive.
Elks of Norfolk lodge , No. 05H , paid
tribute to their ubnenl brothers In an
nual memorial wrvlroH hold at ( lit1
lodge rooms Sunday afternoon. Knur
iiu'inhorH of the local lodge died dur
ing the year : Otto F. Tappeit. Ralph
1 , . Hniasu-h , C. 1) . Jenkins and Thomas
The services were not largely at
tended bill they were Impremdve.
Upon the altar a beautiful floral token
, lmd been placed. Olllcors of the lodge
'lUli'd tholr stations and the regular
memorial service was given. W. M.
Robertson , past exalted ruler , read
the eulogy. A quartet consisting of J.
H. Maylard , Sol G. Mayer , Herman Kle-
nan and Charles Gorecko sang dining
Following was the eulogy :
Evalled Ruler , Brothers and Friends :
This to my mind Is n solemn occasion ,
meeting as wo do hero today to pay
our trllmto of respect to the memory
of thoao of our brothers who have
passed to the great beyond , to "tho undiscovered -
discovered country , from whoso bourn
no traveler returns. "
In UIOHO strenuous days In which wo
llvo It Is proper and wise that wo
pause for ono day at least , not only to
do homage to the dead , but to cast a
retrospecllvo glance over the past , to
think for a few moments on the activ
ities of the times wo are living In ,
and HOO If In our own lives wo are do
ing the tilings wo ought to do , and are
living up to the full measure and stan
dard of our capabilities and advant
The surroundings In this land with
nil of Its advantages furnishes the In
centive , especially for Iho young , to
place our standard high mentally , and
Wo are told that the world Is grow
ing worse than over before , that dis
honesty and Immorality Is the rule In
the lives and actions of men , ralhor
than Iho exception , and moro especial
ly Is this said of our America , Iho land
which boasts of HH freedom and equal
ity. Do wo bollovo this ? There being
no accurate statistics at hand upon
this subject , so far as I know , It Is
at best only conjecluro or belief on the
part of the Individual who expresses
an opinion upon the matter. There
is also much said In these days aboul
graft In business , In politics , and In
every walk In life , and about Iho In
sincerity generally of Iho people , some
of which is perhaps true , but upon Iho
whole laklng Into consldorallon the In
crease In population , In wealth and al
of our material advancement , and com
paring the present times and peoples
with those of the past , It does no
Beom possible , that the world Is grow
Ing worse , but that It Is growing bet
tor , that wo are not retrograding but
progressing. There are those who
claim that this country of ours has
reached the zenith of Its greatness , am
Its glory , that llko the countries peopled
pled and governed by Iho ancients wo
will. In Iho near future , teller to dt !
cay. Whllo olhers take a more optl
mlstlc view of the sltnallon , and be
llovo that wo are yet but In our swad
dltng clothes , and that while wo o
today think America Is a great nntloi
that It will still grow and flourish , so
that In the future wo of this ago am
tlmo will appear as mere pigmies to
these who will come after us. It does
not mailer so much lo the Indlvldtm
which of these views Is the correc
ono ; the question for each ono of n
to nsk ourselves Is , are wo as hull
vldunls bearing our part of the bur
den , are wo helping to make the gov
ernment and society botlor , are wo
exemplary citizens doing all that 1
required of us as such ? If wo are
then wo are doing our duty as men , 1
not wo ought to mend our ways nm
commence the performance of all th
duties required of good citizens , No
man has a right to bo dishonest ti
business , In civic llfo , or In any otho
way , and Iho Individual Is to a cortali
extent responsible for the wrongs , I
any , which may exist In our body po
litic. It Is said that today there Is n
honor In business or In political llfo
That Is not true. The great body o
the people are honest , and domandln
and are gelling Iho highest typo o
manhood and character lo fill the in
portant places both in civil and po
The llrst question asked about a
applicant for place today Is , is h
honest , the next , Is ho capable and ii
dustrlous , these questions being ai
swered In the alllrmatlvo , the man wh
aspires to place or position , and moot
these requirements has a reasonabl
chance of success. It seems to mo w
are given to treating these matters to
lightly ns a rule , believing as some d
that money , pull and graft rule In al
things , which is a mistaken view as
have already said. I say these thing
because this organization In Us ei
tlrety Is composed of men who hav
moro or less to do with Iho Ihlngs pros
out and future of this country , and :
seems to mo It should bo our aim hot
Individually and as an organization t
see to It that a high Ideal of manhoo
Is maintained. There Is nothing In th
teachings of tMs order , which tend
to debase or > ewer the slandard o
manhood , but en the contrary wo ar
taught to "Bo strong and quit your
selves like men. "
Appropos of what I have been speal
Ing , this from a magazine article
was reading this morning , "The publl
morality is llko the tide over ebbln
and flowing ; but the public consclenc
is llko the sea , mighty and Indefinable
purifying even Itself , " struck mo fore
Lot us treat these things sorlouslj
keeping In mind the fact , that the goo <
of the community and the llfo of th
nation depends upon the honesty am
Integrity of Its citizenship.
These remarks are not Intended t
pply In ivny pomma ! HOIIHO , but MR
; oncral propositions upon whloli much
i being mild , niul which will hear
ioiiiht ; and rollcctlon. A pool linn
ul.l . :
Man In bin own Hlar , niul the ROU !
omlor an honuHt and n pcrfoel man
'oinmiimhi all light , all Inlluoncu , all
s'othlng to him fallH curly , or too Into.
Our actH our nngolB niu , or good or 111 ,
Our fatal Hhndows that walk by UH
Wo como now to pny our homngo
o the dead , and of thoHO who liuvo
iiHHcd away hoforo the beginning < > f
hl year , moniorlal services have boon
told and trllmto paid lo thoin. Whllo
vo mourn for thum wo nro reminded
hat within the past your four ot our
irothors havu lull IH and 150110 lo tnu
( Iranil Ixidgo on hlih. ;
Hiolhor Otto Tapporl wan horn
n ( lornmti } on Urn 2Glh day of Goto-
her 18fi2 and came to Hi IB country In
Sl'ili , ho dlod on the 22ud day of Match
lion , Iho clrouniHtances of ! IH ! dc'iith
ml hurlal aio Hllll fresh In our minds.
\H waH nald of Hrothor 'I'apporl on
nolhor occasion , "At the ago of olgh-
ocn ho ontorcd the Horvlco of the
Standard Oil company and remained
vllh Iho ono employer In vnrloim ca-
mcltlQH till the tlmo of his death. Ho
VIIB ono of Iho pioneer traveling wiles-
nun of hlH conipiuiy , an loyal to his
employers as ho waH to his adopted
onntry. In such high cstcom was ho
mid by his follow Inivollngmon that at
ho tlmo of bis domlfio ho was holding
ho highest olllco In the gift of the
United Commercial Travellers In this
tate , that of grand counsellor. "
Hrothor Tapport from the tlmo of
ho orientation of this ledge to the
line of hlu death , was our tyler , never
nlsslng hut ono meeting during tlial
line , and that on accounl of a storm
vhlch prevcntod his getting homo In
line for the meeting. Ho panned the
ast moments of his life within these
Hrothor Ralph I * Uraasch was born
> n u farm near Norfolk on the 20th
lay of November 1877 , and died hero
in the 21st day of July 100G. tt Is
lllllcnlt for mo to speak of Ralph , ho
vas so well known to all of ns. Ho
spent his whole life , except ono ycnr ,
Ight hero In onr mldHt. Ralph was
of a kindly , gonlal , lovable disposition ,
ono whom It was a pleasure to meet
socially or. In u business way. I very
veil remember telling him at different
times that ho was ono of the young
ncn with whom I liked to do business ,
10 always mot you with a smllo and
a pleasant greeting , If ho had any one-
nlcs I do not know It , but It Is true
hat his friends wore legion. Brother
Jraasch suffered for years uncomplaln-
ngly , and at the last yielded up his
young llfo as a sacrlllco to the disease
which preyed upon his syslem. Wo
all miss him , and shall hope to meet
ilm on the other shore.
I take the liberty" to road hero a
Biographical sketch of the llfo of
llrother Charles D. Jenkins , as writ-
ion and published by a very Intlmalc
friend of his.
"Tho dealh of Charles D. Jenkins
on the 2nd , Instant , extinguishes the
original Jenkins family. In 1S72 I/evl
Tonkins and wife of Kalamnzoo , Mich
Ignn , with their three children , Charles
I ) . Jenkins , Edward II. Jenkins and
Miss Jenkins who subsequently be
came Mrs. Cogswell , moved to Madl
son county rtnd took up their homo In
the neighborhood nowknown , as Kala
mnzoo precinct. About eighteen years
ago Lovl Jenkins died and was fol
lowed a few years later by his wife
Mrs. Cogswell having died before el
thor of her parents. Less than two
months ago Edward II. Jenkins died
at his homo In Columbus , which , will
the passing of Charles D. Jenkins , ex
linguistics Iho family.
"Charles D. Jenkins was born at
Knlanmzoo , Michigan , April 25 , 181C
and was educated 'by his aunt , Mrs
John Corl , at Peorla , Illinois , . Earl >
In llfo ho studied medicine and was
gradualcd by a school In pharmac ;
and spent some time In the drug bus !
ness. Ho also engaged In the hard
ware trade at Fort Scott , Kansas , am
married Miss Josephine Ashbongh a
Nevada , Missouri , January 1 , 1872
who together with Corl D. Jenkins
Fred Jenkins and Gladys Jenkins , his
children , survive him.
"It Is dllllcult to sppak of Mr. Jen
kins In appropriate words. Ho was
among the noblest types of the race
Ho was a man of undoubted Intellect
ual capacity , more , In fact , than Is
given to the ordinary man , and he
was a friend who could bo relied 01
under the most critical circumstances
Ho was cheerful and well disposed , am
during his long and distressing Illness
which covered moro than a year , ho
was never heard to complain. Ho line
nothing but good words for the worlt
at largo. For his country ho had a
singleness of Intelligent patrlotlsn
and devotion. Ho had a clear concop
tlon of our form of government , state
and national , and , although ho wa
sometimes misunderstood by thos
who were not close to him , ho was i
strong typo of the American domocra
In llfo and In thought.
"Mr. Jenkins was frequently calle <
to important and responsible publl
positions. In addition to the local ol
llces hold In his Immediate precinct
ho was chairman of the county bean
of supervisors over which ho prosldoi
to the entire satisfaction of the pet
plo. When Governor Holcomb wa
elected , Mr. Jenkins was appolnte
steward oftho hospital for the insan
at Norfolk , whore ho continued until
change in Iho administration. In hi
prlvalo and public llfo ho was a re
ligiously honest man and no ono eve
questioned his word or his Integrity.
"Ho leaves a wife and three chll
dren and a largo circle of friends t
mourn his death , and if his account
In eternity are as correct ns they ar
on earth , his destiny can bo forotoli
with certainty. "
Of our Brother Thomas M. Ryan ,
can say but little , ns I had only
casual acquaintance with him , but in
understanding Is from Ihosc whohno'N
him best that ho was a young man o
good habits and his llfo promised to
bo a useful one , both In his business
and In a social way , from what little
know of him this Is true , and my re
grct Is , that I could not , although th
effort was made , got inoro Informa
tlon concerning him.
Wo little know what the future ha
In store for us , wo can not lift th
vail and got a gllmpso of. the future
tit let us prows on doing the best wean
an , HO far UH life's duties are con-
erni'd , with the hope that the world
' 111 bo bettor , and not worse , on no-
omit of our having lived In It.
NEW P08TOFFICE ORDER.
> .iyment of Box Rent Must be Made
During Last Ten Days of Quarter.
The postolllco headquarters at Wash
ington has jtiHl Issued now orders re
garding the collections of box rent
foes which nro Htrlct In the require
ments exacted at the postolllcos of the
country and leave no option of any
hnractor with the postmasters regard-
ng the collection of HICHO fees. Here-
Her box rent miiHt bo paid during the
tiHt ton daj'H of Iho quarter or the box
vlll bo declared vacant and closed to
IH old patron. The text of the order
n full Is an follows :
"Hox rent must ho collected at the
icglniiliig of each quarter for the en-
Ire quarter and no longer. Ton days
leforo Iho lasl day of each quarter
lostmustors are required to place a
illl bearing the date of Iho last day of
ho quarter In each rented box. If a
iox holder falls to renew his right to
its box on or before the last day of
ho quarter the box shall then bo
loHod and offered for rent and the
nail will bo placed In the general do-
"P. II. Hitchcock ,
"Postmaster General. "
THE NEW WEATHER MAN.
Our brand now weather mon
And , by the way , a hummer ,
Is giving In December
The kind you all remember.
Enjoy while you can
The glorious Indian summer.
BOY KICKED IN NOSE BY HORSE
Little Fellow Llvlna East of Pierce Is
Pierce , Neb. , Dec. II. A twelve-year-
old son of F. N. Schroeder , living ten
nllcs cast of Pierce , was kicked by a
lorso and had his uoso crushed In.
lo was unconscious for a tlmo but
mpcs for an early recovery are enter-
YOUNG MAN ARRESTED FOR NIO-
WAS SLOT MACHINE TAPPED ?
That Is the Suspicion Henry Clark
and Charley Gllnes , Two Young Men
Who Spent Nlckles Freely , Have
Been Arrested on Unique Charge.
Nlobrara , Nob. , Dec. 3. Special to
The News : An unusual amount of
nlckle change has been scattered about
town for the past few days by n young
fellow by the name of Henry .Clark
and Landlord Kindle of the Ilnbbari
House became suspicious that his an
tomatlc slot machine had been trlllei
wllh. Clark starlod for Soulh Dakola
Saturday , but missing the boat could
not cross before being caught. Char
ley Gllnes , who had been trusted , am
who left for Grand Island n day or
two since , has been arrested there 01
a llko suspicion , and County Attornoj
Dorryman has sot the hearing before
Justice Bayha for the 5th.
LOCKJAW HAD NO TERRORS.
ThIrteen-Year-Old Boy Dares Death by
Tetanus , and Does Not Die.
New York , Dec. 4. Ralph Baldwin
the 13-year-old son of Dr. Win. H
Baldwin of Norwalk , Conn. , who was
slruck by "Joe" Tracy's racing auto
mobile In the Vanderbllt cup race , has
recovered , conlrary to the expecta
lions of the surgeons.
Whllo In the race , Tracy's car ran
Into the crowd at the turn In Eas
Norwich and Baldwin was knocked
down. Both of his ankles wore brok
on. The surgeons advised that one
of his legs bo amputated.
"I'd rather die than bo a cripple al
my life , " the boy replied.
His father would not Insist on the
operation , without the boy's consent
and Ralph's objections prevailed. As
a result , however , tetanus dovelopet
and for weeks his llfo was despalrei
A. G. WINN VERY LOW.
Nellgh Man Sinking Perceptibly Oth
er Nellgh News Items.
Nollgh , Nob. , Dec. 3. Special to
The News : Since returning horn
from Omaha whore ho was In St. Jo
soph's hospital for trealment , A. G
Wlnn has failed perceptibly , and hope
for his recovery are very low. In response
sponso to a message his daughter , Mis
Hnltlo , arrived from Lincoln Saturdaj
afternoon lo bo at Iho bedside of he
Mrs. C. A. Hewitt left Saturday af
ternoon for Valentino upon receipt o
a message from her son Ira , who nc
cldentnlly broke his leg between th
knee and nnklo while skating. Mr
Hewitt is employed by S. F. Gllmni
as electrician of the Valentino mills.
"Bud" Conger was arrested Satur
day and brought before the InsanlU
board on the charge of Inebriety. II
was given his choice of either thre
years at the asylum nt Lincoln , or t
get out of the county. Ho proforret
the latter , and Immediately proceedei
to got out.
Dr. A. F. Conory was called to SVa
torloo , Iowa , Friday morning on ac
count of the serious condition of hi
sister Mrs. Parshall , who was recently
Injured In an elevator In ono of th
largo dry goods stores of that city.
FORMER NELIGH MILL OWNERS
PILLSBURY CLAIMS DAMAGES
Alleging That Plllsbury Sacks Were
Refilled and Sold With Onkdnlc
Flour , the Minneapolis Firm Wants
Big Sum Because of Trade Mark ,
Nellgh , Neb. , Dec. 3. Special to
I'ho News : A case hna been Illed In
ho federal court of Omaha In which
Vllllam C. , Clyde and Arthur T. Gal-
away have been sued by the Plllsbiiry-
WnHhhurn Hour mills of Minneapolis
or $1,025,000. The defendants In this
caHO were residents of Nellgh for over
20 years and owners of the Nellgh
nllls. The story In the petition Is
his : That Paul W. Smith , lormerly
ocal manager nt Omaha of the Pills-
inry mills , sold his stock of flour a
year ago to the Gallaway company ,
and that the Gnllaway company then
jccamo agents for the Plllsbury flour.
The stock comprised 1,200 21-pound
sacks. It Is alleged that the Gallaway
company asked for 200 empty 48-pound
sacks In order to repack the Hour from
100 of the 21-pound sacks.
The Plllsbury company avers that
vlion the flour was repacked the 400
extra Hacks were kept by the Galla-
vay company Instead of being re
turned to the Plllsbury mills at Mln-
icapolls. Further , that the empty
sacks were filled with flour from the
Gallaway mills at Oakdalo , Nob. , and
sold as "Plllsbury's Best. " By losses
n sales , alleged to have occurred
.hrough this alleged fraudulent act ,
Iho Plllshnry company claims lo be
lamaged to the amount of $25,000 , and
o have been damaged $1,000,000
through the misapplication of the trade
Edwin Vnll came over from Albion
Mrs. Klenlz has gone lo Omaha on
n cnso as nurse.
Mrs. W. I. Auslin returned from
W. II. Schneider came over from
Ray McCalley was a visitor from
Clarence O. Frllchl of Omaha stopped
between trains Sunday.
Ed J. Heck came down from Nlo
brara yesterday morning.
James Council and wife came down
from the Rosebud Sunday.
I. L. Tomllnson and J. Reynolds were
up from Madison yesterday.
J. J. Koupal of Dodge was In the
city for a short time yesterday.
Henry Tlcglor , the original produce
man , had business In town Monday.
George A. Custer , ono of the found
ers of Ilerrlck , was In the city Sunday.
R. D. Willis of the Brlstow Enter
prise was an Omaha passenger Mon
Robert Hultqulst came over from
Oakland and was In town for a few
Walter Compton was up from Pllger
yeslorday and spent the day with
J. C. Conway of Monowl and Henry
Kremiro of Verdel registered at the
Frank Stuart , Edwards and Brad-
herd's agent at Randolph , spent Sun
day In the city.
A. H. Corbotl of Atkinson went down
to Madison yesterday and spent some
hours In the city.
D. Strain of Niobrara was In town
Monday forenoon and left on the noon
train for Valentine.
Bartlo Elsoffer relumed to Chicago
yesterday , after a few days' vacallon
from Armour's Institute.
R. G. Woodslde , ono of the very
earliest settlers In Dawson county , was
In from Lexington Monday morning.
D. W. Forbes of the Bonesteel Pilot
and owner of stores at Bonesteel an < ]
Anoka , came down Monday morning.
Pete Larson , the Randolph liverj
man , brought J. D. Bechol over yester
day morning to take the U. P. train
Misses Lena and Jennie Mills and
Mrs. Mary Mills returned from Wayne
last night , where they spent Thanks
Gone Crooks of Meadow Grove went
up to Plalnvlow to close out a mer
cantllo business nt the latter place
Engineer McMonlgal of the Long
Pine division , accompanied by his wife
went to Omaha to visit while ho takes
a needed rest.
Misses Rulh Shaw and Jennie
Wheeler relurned lo Crete this morn
Ing , whore they will continue their
work at Doano college.
O. P. Shoff loft Monday for Harrl
son county , Iowa , to look after the
300 acres of corn on his newly ac
quired farm near Logan.
Clyde Bullock and Oliver Utter re
turned to Lincoln yesterday after a
visit with their parents during the
university Thanksgiving vacation.
John Kloko of Brlstow was In tlfo
city yesterday between trains , bourn
for Sioux City and other points for an
outing , out of the business harness.
Leo Walters left for Omaha this
Dr. J. C. Myers wont to Stanton on
the morning train.
Fritz Bucholz returned to his homo
In Omaha yesterday.
M. D. Tjler went down to Lincoln
Monday on legal bus'ness. '
Congressman-elect J. F. noyd went
over to Wnyno Monday noon
Mr. and Mrs , B. C. Gentle returnee
from Creston , Iowa , Saturday.
Superintendent C. H. Reynolds wont
cast In his special car Monday entrain
train No. 402.
Mitts Bertha Pllgor returned to her
Rchool work In Stanton yesterday noon ,
Mrs. L. C. Taylor has returned homo
after a few days' visit In Lincoln and
Mrs. Herbert Moore of Long Pine
spent TlmnkHglvIng week with Norfolk
Miss Carrlo Roland has accepted n
position with the Johnson Dry Goods
Mrs. M. E. Cox of Wayne was In Iho
city Monday and took the U. P. train
Mr. and Mrs , Henry Brucggoman
and daughter Elsie returned from their
visit In Pllgor last evening.
Mrs. C. E. Greene returned from
Lincoln last night , where she spent
Thanksgiving with her parents.
Chris Severson of Wlsnor was In
the clly Monday on his way homo from
n vlsll wllh friends In Sioux Clly.
T. Kingston and wife of Stanlon re
lumed Monday from n visit over
Thanksgiving wllh friends In Wayne.
G. W. Bishop and James Farrls were
In from Sioux Clly Monday and went
west to the land of Klnkald home
Ed Hyde of Missouri Valley Is here
visiting his parents , Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
lydo. Ills mother will accompany him
Miss Edith Feyorhelm , who has been
visiting at Iho homo of M. D. Wheeler ,
rolurned lo her homo In Stanton Mon-
Miss May Durland returned from
Lincoln last night , whore she had been
visiting her sisters , who are atlend-
ng college at University Place.
Mrs. J. A. Solhenger will return to
icr homo In Clyde , Kansas , tomorrow ,
after an extended visit with her pa
rents , Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allbery.
Will Wolzel , who has been an em
ployo of Iho asylum for some tlmo
last , has resigned his position and will
eave for Los Angeles , Gal. , tomorrow.
Mr. W. E. Ellenwood , while swllch-
Ing In the yards Saturday night ,
slipped from the top of a box car and
'ell , hurting himself quite badly.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Gory are here
from Inman to spend ! i week with their
daughter , Mrs , Frank Perry and fam
Mrs. W. B. Hackett returned homo
from Sluart where she has been visit
ing with friends , Mr. and Mrs. Ahl-
man.Mr. . George Tlmme of Council Bluffs
Is here visiting at the home of M.
Al. Burling received a message from
California Saturday that his brother
was dangerously ill and he left for
Engineer J. A. Wllley was the suc
cessful bidder on trains 5 and C be
tween here and Council Bluffs.
C. 0. Rankln bid In the Cody local
and will make his home In Cody , where
he has the Sunday layover.
Mrs. Van Evans has been very sick
for the past week with pneumonia.
Tom Hlght has been pushing his
house along quite fast the last week.
Wm. Bray has his house nearly fin
ished and ready for occupancy.
Rev. Arthur Hinds of the Second
Congregational church was ordained
Night Yardmaster Hannah handed In
his resignation Saturday night.
Mrs. Minnie Etter of Nlobrara passer
through here yesterday from Pllger
where she spent Thanksgiving with
her daughter , who Is teaching school
Miss Lenora Lylton , modiste in Mrs
Ware's millinery establishment al
Spencer , came down on the Bonestee
train yesterday on her way to Des
Dr. Beard and wife of Stanton re
turned from Butte yesterday where
they have been visiting Mrs. Beard's
sister , Mrs. W. T. Wills , wife of a
leading attorney of the trans-NIobrara
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. White and fam
lly returned to their home In Omaha
yesterday. Mr. While had come to
Norfolk on the evening before. They
were Thanksgiving guests at the homo
of Mr. and Mrs. Burt Mapes.
There will bo a box social at the
Ray school house Friday night. Ev
erybody is Invited.
Adam Phllben of Bloomfleld was re
leased from the hospital yesterday af
ter only three weeks' detention.
Miss Edna Stafford has resigned her
position with the Durland Trust Co
and has accepted ono In the office o
C. C. Hughes. She will begin worl
there In the morning.
A. H. Norwood , an Interesting character
actor In the early history of the strug
gles between Oakdalo and Nellgh , was
In town Monday morning with his fam
lly going by way of Sioux City to his
now homo In western South Dakota.
The Wednesday club wishes to state
that the reading by Mrs. Dearborn at
the Congregational church Tuesday af
ternoon will begin promptly at 2:31 :
o'clock. There will no regular meet
Ing of the Wednesday club this week
The marriage of Miss Lillian Jack
son to Esta P. Woodrlng of Councl
Bluffs Is announced to take place this
month at the homo of Mr. and Mrs
Culbertson of Norfolk , 423 Soutl
Fourth street. Mrs. Culbortson Is a
sister of Miss Jackson , who has just
arrived In the city to make propara
lions for Iho wedding. Miss Jacksoi
has visited In Norfolk before and has
many friends In the city.
A young man working at the Dudley
livery barn had a fortunalo escape
from what might have boon a serious
accident nt the barn Sunday morning
Ho fainted or for some cause fell un
conscious In a stall whore ho was
found later not at all Injured by the
horses that secerned to have stoppoi
cautiously about the helpless form
Ho did not regain consciousness mill
Dr. Mackay waa called.
JUSTICE EISELEY EXPLAINS HIS
POSITION IN MATTER. *
HE THINKS JAIL A SOFT SPOT
Takes the Position That He , Himself ,
Would Sometimes Gladly Have Ac-
ceptcd Jail Bunk Calls on Police to
Fet Busy and Make a Few Arrests
Norfolk , Neb. , Dec. 3. Editor News :
Your description of the caplnre of Iho
overcoat thief , Gco. Goblmrd , and al-
eged criticism by the pollco and fault-
IndliiB on their part In not dealing
mrdor with him when up the same
lay , did not escape my notice.
He , Goo , Goblmrd , was brought up
on a charge of having by misrepresen
tation obtained from Mayer Bros , an
overcoat worth $25 October 27 , 1900.
I was not aware when the fellow was
up Ihat ho was , or would be , charged
with other crimes nor was It oven In
timated that ho would bo.
Yet If there had been , or had ho In
that way at different ! lines , at differ
ent places , In other words ono nt the
Imo , obtained a dozen overcoats not
exceeding In value of this ono , Just as
this fellow seemed to operate , ho
could not have been sent to the pen
itentiary and made to work Just the
place ho ought to be upon this com
plaint. If guilty under the statutes ho
was liable to a fine not more than $100 ,
no minimum sum Is named , or not ex
ceeding ninety days nor less than thir
ty days In county jail not both.
Now he , the defendant , having plead
ed guilty and having made restitution
to Mayer Bros. , and that was the con
dition , and It being known that ho hail
but few dollars , therefore , after care
ful conslderallon , I fined him $5 and
costs taxed $0.55 Including meals , of
ficers , Justice and a witness for all of
which was paid. Of course this would
have been doubled had there been the
least probability of getting It. A sixty
days' jail sentence would have meant
expense upon the county of $50 , en
abling the thief thereby this winter to
roast his shins and grow fat and spend
his money for whisky and tobacco.
There are many cases where nothing
else can bo done. And now Mr. News ,
I have seen the day In Nebraska when
I would have gladly availed myself of
a chance such as last described and
had not stolen anything , either.
And as It now appears from your
said article that It was not the activ
ity of the police that made this fellow
disgorge the stolen plunder after all ,
therefore they had better watch their
own side and bring up the chicken
C. F. Elseley ,
Justice of the Peace.
No further complaints were filed
CHANDLER QWENBROUGHT HOME
Norfolk Man Who Was Hurt by Train
in Hospital Three Months.
Chandler Owen , the Norfolk young
man who was so seriously Injured by
a train over three monlhs ago , was
brought home In a prlvalo car over the
Union Pacific railroad last night and
was taken to the homo of his parents ,
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Owen , Nebraska
avenue and Twelfth street. He was
brought to Norfolk In the private car i
of the superintendent on this division
of the Union Pacific.
Chandler was In the Presbyterian
hospital , Omaha , for just three months
and three days. Ho was hurt on the
thirtieth day of August In trying to
board a moving train. The fleshy part
of his hips was badly torn and cinders
In the wound made It dangerous. An
operation was performed upon him In
Omaha , but another will be necessary
as soon as ho Is strong enough to
withstand Its shock. The surgeons be
lieve that It will be four to six months
before he will be able to endure an
other strain and It was thought that ho
might as well bo at homo meanwhile
as In the hospital. Ho wlthstoond the
Journey to Norfolk from Omaha com-
fortably. He said , when he got home , S ,
that It was the best place ho had ever
Ills many Norfolk friends will hope
for his speedy and complete recovery.
SUICIDE IN SECOND STORY OF
WILLIAM GROSSE ENDS LIFE
Despondent In His Old Age , Father of
Beemer Business Man Suicides by
Means of Quarter-Inch Rope From
Rafters of Building.
Boomer , Neb. , Dec. 4. Special to
The News : William Grosse , aged
eighty-four or eighty-five years , who
had been making his homo hero with
two of his sons , suicided today by
hanging himself to the rafters In the
second slory of his son's Implement
store , by means of a quarter-Inch rope.
Dr. Wells , coroner at West Point ,
was notified. f
The old man had been despondent
for some years and this Is believed to
bo the cause of his act.
His Hens , Herman and Frank , are
in business hero.
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