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THE NOHFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL : PHI HAY. nranKMllKli 7
ONLY EIGHT MEN IN NORFOLK
WORKING ON SEWER.
PLAN TO KEEP OUT FROST
Contractor Herrlck , Who Left Yesterday -
day for a Business Trip to Des
Molnes , Will Petition the Council
to Allow Plowing Done.
Laborers will bo Imported from
Des Molnes and Omaha to complete
the Norfolk sewer system , unless the
demand Is supplied In this city , ac
cording to Contractor O. P. Herrlck ,
who left yesterday for Des Molnes on
business connected with the construc
tion work. Eight men are now at
work on the sewer at the outlet end ,
while 100 arc ncr-dod.
Spades are being used thus far In
tlio construction work at the river end
of the now sewer , hot machinery for
the excavation work will bo brought
Into play later. The first digging cut
a ditch two and n half feet wldo and
about five feet deep.
To Keep Frost Out of Ground.
Mr. Herrlck will petition the city
council Thursday night to allow him
to plow up the sewer path from Madi
son avenue clear to the river , a foot
and a half deep , and to distribute ma
nure along this trough In order to
keep out the frost. This will allow
the work to contloe all winter. When
the digging reaches a given point , the
material will bo removed and the
ditch covered over with earth.
The laying of pipe has not begun.
S. M. Durfee was down from Pierce
John Dlttman of Fairfax was in Nor
folk this morning.
W. E. Steadman went down to Oma
ha Wednesday morning.
H. J. Kremier came down from Vcr-
del Wednesday morning.
D. G. Wilson was in from Bloomtleld
this morning on business.
Mrs. Cora Conway of Monowl came
down to the city last evening.
Misses Nelda and Nora Hans of Bat
tle Creek were In the city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Shultz and daughter
of Stanton were city visitors yester
H. W. Cave , Indian trader at Rose
bud , was In Norfolk the first of the
Assistant General Superintendent
Braden returned Tuesday evening from
a trip east.
John B. Barnes , jr. , returns to Cas
per today after visiting his parents
and friends in the city for some time
Conductor Godsall , of the new Chad-
ron run , spends two days of the week
H. J. Herbes of the Humphrey Lead
er was In the city on business Tues
Fred IKrby , who has been In Nor
folk since Thanksgiving , returned to
Shoshoni last night ,
The stores will be open evenings ,
beginning tonight , and will stay open
until after Christmas.
Carl Ferguson went to Omaha
Wednesday morning to begin his work
with the Fairbanks Morse Co.
Mrs. Mary Davenport and Mrs. T. E.
Odlorne spent yesterday In Madison at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Pllger.
Claude Weedman , a'Clearwater busi
ness man , came down Wednesday
morning to visit his sister , Mrs. Red-
Dr. Prlnglo and family of Pierce
were In town last night on their way
to .Casper. Mrs. Prlnglo's mother Is
Geo. B. Chrlstoph went to Homer
yesterday and fined the Homer Drug
company for Illegally conducting the
Claus Paulson was In Norfolk over
night Tuesday on his way from his
new homo In Iowa back to his old
home In Boyd county.
L. E. Hlllco and wife spent Wednes
day forenoon In the city. Ho Is the
now station agent at Atkinson , having
been transferred from Anoka.
Rchard and Albert Summerflold
came over from Newman Grove
Wednesday morning. Albert will at
tend the Norfolk business college.
Mr. and Mrs. Clms. Roper of Pierce
stopped for a short visit at the home
of L. C. Taylor as they were on their
way to California to spend the winter.
W. T. Wills of Butte was a passen
ger on Wednesday morning's train ,
having been called to Scales Mound ,
Illinois by a telegram announcing the
death of Mrs. Wills' father. Mrs. Wills
had gone to Illinois previously.
Simon SJoblom , a real estate man
of Gregory , came down from that conn-
try Wednesday morning. The north
part of Nebraska and South Dakota
are wrapped In a mantle of sleet , and
Mr. Sjobloom expressed doubts about
the Bonesteel line laying rails Into
Gregory by the end of the year , as
there are still fourteen miles of track
Srott Adams of Crolghton returned
Wednesday from a visit to Iowa.
Miss Graves , traveling operator for
thoNebraska ( Telephone company , Is
In the city.
Edwin Llttlo returned from Omaha
Wednesday to his homo In Greenwood ,
Dr. C. A. McKlm state veterinarian ,
was In the city on his way to Elgin
during the day.
J. D. Flynn , ono time brick manufac
turer of this city , was over from New
man Grove Wednesday.
W. Z. King of Humphrey , formerly
of Norfolk but now In the produce
business at Humphrey , was In the city
for a llttlo while during the afternoon
on business. Thla was his first visit
to Norfolk In two years.
A. J. Schloto of Dodge wna in Nor
folk Wednesday on his way to attend
a wedding In Pierce county.
M. M. Kennels , manager of n manu
facturing concern In Council Muffs ,
was In Norfolk Wednesday morning.
L. R. Muckoy of Tlldeh canto down
to attend the bargain sales In Norfolk ,
his wife going on east to visit friends.
R. K. Fish , n furniture dealer of
Honesteol , was transacting business In
Norfolk Wednesday. Ho also made a
trip to Wayne.
C. H. Weedmnn of Clear water , who
is associated with M. C. Dressier of
that place In a drug store , spent the
day In Norfolk on business.
Mrs. Tom Sawyer ot llornlck , Iowa ,
was In the city Wednesday and took
the afternoon train for her old homo
In Newman Grove , to visit with
W. T. Collins was in town Tuesday
and Wednesday. Ho has been In busi
ness at Plntte , South Dakota , for a
couple of years , but Is returning to
Nance county to stay.
Carl Scolo , who worked hero a num
ber of years ns boiler-maker , stopped
off last night to visit the shop boys
while on his way from Clmdron to
Fremont , where ho will bo n boiler-
Mrs. Mlko Ryan and baby had a nar
row escape from being badly horned
yesterday by the explosion of a gaso
line steve explosion. The burning oil
was thrown over the baby In the bug
gy which caught on fire , but Mrs. Ryan
had the presence of mind to wrap the
infant up and smother the flames.
Guy Force resigned his position at
the roundhouse this morning and went
to work In the sewer ditch.
Gilbert Johnson returned to work
this morning wifh the car repairers
after a six-months' layoff.
Mrs. Sol G. Mayer will entertain a
few friends at luncheon Thursday.
Work has been renewed on placing
gravel along the edge of the Norfolk
Mrs. George D. Butterflold enter
tained ofllcers of the Wednesday club
at luncheon for Mrs. Dearborn of Min
Ladles of the Trinity church are
making preparations for a large crowd
at their chicken plo dinner to be given
In Marquardt hall Thursday noon.
Mrs. D. Mnthewson entertained a
few friends Informally during the af
ternoon for her guest , Mrs. Haggard
of Sioux City. Mrs. Haggard will be
in the city until Saturday.
Heavy rain , following up the fore
cast of the .weather man , arrived In
Norfolk and made a disagreeable day
of It. The skies were heavy and the
air filled with water.
There was a heavy sleet storm 'In
Bonesteel Tuesday night , according to
H. L. Weimer of Fairilold , Iowa , who
has been publishing the Dally Journal
at that point and who is now looking
for a weekly paper in either Nebraska
or South Dakota. Ho arrived in Nor
folk on the early morning train and
has been In Norfolk during the day.
Thornton ( Ark. ) Weekly News :
Thornton Is to be congratulated upon
the steps the ladles have taken In or
ganizing a Union Aid society , which
was successfully consummated by the
election of Mrs. A. J. Koenlgstein as
president , Mrs , W. A. Campbell as vice
president , Mrs. B. E. Halpin as treas
urer , and Mrs. L. W. Young as secre
tary. The field In which an organiza
tion of this kind can do good Is vast ,
and the News not only wishes the la
dles success , but unconditially surren
ders Its columns in furtherance of the
noble work of the Union Aid society
A. J. Durland has begun a test in
roadmaking In front of his houses on
South First street , which may bo of
value. Over the foundation of pulver
ized brickbats , he placed a coating of
lime secured at the old sugar factory.
On top of this lime a layer of gravel
has been placed. The brick and lime
will form a solid foundation to rest
the gravel on and It Is thought by
many driving that way that the exper
iment will prove that the gravel needs
a solid foundation. "In my opinion , "
said Charles Dudley , who drives on
that route , "the gravel will need a
solid foundation to make it perma
nent and this is being furnished by
the lime and brick. "
The official program of the Nebras
ka state teachers' association which
will convene in Lincoln December 20 ,
for a three days' session has been Is
sued. The ofllcers and committees
having the arrangement of the pro
gram for the general session take
pride in announcing that they have se
cured the services of some of the most
eminent educators In the country , In
cluding President Charles McKenny
of the Milwaukee state normal school ;
Professor Solomon Henry Clark of the
department of speaking , University of
Chicago ; Principal Reuben Post Hal-
leek of the boys' high school , Louis
ville , Ky. ; Dr. Toyoklcb.1 lyenaga of
Japan who was educated at Obcrlin
college and Johns Hopkins university ;
Dr. Thomas C. Blalsdcll , professor of
English In the Michigan state agricul
tural college ; Capt. Richmond Pearson
Hobson , recently elected to congress ;
Senator Albert J. Bovoridgo of Indi
ana , and Chancellor E. Benjamin An
drews of the Unlverslt yof Nebraska.
The general sessions will bo held at
St. Paul's church and the meetings of
the sections and auxiliary societies at
the various buildings on the university
campus. The music will bo furnished
by the university glee and mandolin
club. The local committee which will
have charge of all local arrangements
for the meeting and will be at the
service of visiting teachers , comprises
J. E. Miller , chairman ; Irvng S. Cutter ,
E. C. Bishop and 0. R. Bowman.
THAT IS THE STIFF PRICE AT
GREGORY , S. D.
RAILROAD EXTENSION SLOW
Rosebudders Mope for Relief When
the New Bonesteel.Gregory Exten
sion of Northwestern Is Completed ,
But That Will Not be Soon.
Gregory , S. D. , Dec. fi. Special to
The News : Soft coal Is soiling at $18
per ton In Gregory today. The com
munity feels that tills Is more limn Us
share of woo but theio seems at the
present time to bo little hope for relief
until the completion ol ( lie now North
western railroad extension , which Is
progressing very slowly across the
Rosebud. It appears now that the new
line will not ho finished by the first
of the year. There are fourteen miles
of track yet to iron.
A heavy sleet storm fell today.
THREE BATHS A DAY.
Comedian In the "Prince of Pllsen"
Takes to Cold Water.
The following llttlo story of Jess
Dandy , leading man In the "Prince of
Pllscn" company , who played hero
last year , Is clipped from the Sioux
City Journal and will bo appreciated
In Norfolk oven It Norfolk can not
see Mr. Dandy do his stunts again
this season :
Three times n day and four times
on matinee days does Jess Dandy
bathe , and he Is known In the profes
sion as the cleanest man on the stage.
Mr. Dandy told all about it In his
dressing room at the Now Grand the
ater last evening just before ho went
on In the second act of "Tho Prince
of Pllsen" to take his dip In the foun
tain. Ho said ho always liked cold
water , anyway , so it was no punish
ment for him when ho took the part
of Hans Wagner , which necessitates
his frequent appearance in the foun
tain shower. Ho says ho never catch
es cold ns a result of his dousings. He
wears ordinary clothes for his soaking
stunt , with the exception of his boots ,
which are of rubber.
This was Mr. Dandy's third visit to
Sioux City. Upon the first presenta
tion of the opera here John W. Ran-
some appeared as Hans Wagner. In
January Mr. Dandy will celebrate his
1,000th performance In the part. Dur
ing all his time with the show ho has
never missed a performance and ho
has never missed a cue. That is a
record of which few actors can boast.
Mr. Dandy is blessed with much
geniality. As he painted his face last
evening he recited in an original man
ner some of the trials of the profes
sion. He told how It had taken the
company nine hours to get from Lin
coln to Sioux City and how all would
have to arise early in the morning to
catch a train to Omaha.
The "bogus prince" thinks well of
Sioux City because of the cordial re
ception It Invariably gives him. He
said : "This certainly Is a great show
Otho Johnson and Miss Esther Mason
Married in Seattle.
Otho Johnson and Miss Esther Ma
son were married in Seattle , Washing
ton , on Thanksgiving day. Both these
young people are well known In Nor
folk. The groom Is the oldest son of
Charles H. Johnson. Miss Mason was
formerly an elocution teacher here.
Both have many friends hero who will
wish them much happiness.
Candy Factory Prepareo.
The now freight elevator which has
been waited upon for so long by the
candy factory promoters has at lo" '
arrived and Is Installed and In war
Ing order. It will not bo long befon
the Installing of the machinery will
COULD RUN POSTOFFICE.
John R. Hays Believes Private Con
trol Would Result in Economy.
John R. Hays , postmaster In Norfolk ,
believes that the private parties who
have made a proposition to take over
from the government the operation of
the postofllcc , and who claim that un
der private management the postofllce
department could bo operated more
economically than under government
supervision , has the right theory concerning -
corning the matter. Mr. Hays said In
this regard :
"Nobody can tell cortalnlv. I am
Inclined to think private parties could
operate the postofllco cheaper than
the government is doing but I can give
no data on which to base such an opin
The new typo of postage stamps
promised for next year , on which It
is claimed the names of cities will
appear , will have no particular effect
upon tlio receipts of the Norfolk post-
ofljco In the eyes of the department.
Mr. Hays said , speaking of this sub
ject , "This would not affect this ofllco
except possibly where stamps are pur
chased to enclose In letters in lieu of
small change and this would make
such small difference that It would not
bo worth mentioning. "
The names of issuing offices will ho
printed on stamps next year , It Is
said , In order to check postofllco rob
beries and In order to detect padded
The proposition of private parties
to take over the postofllco 1ms caused
government ownership agitators to
tnko notice and has nmdo the public
realize that tlio deparlmonl'H determi
nation to increase the nuwnpaper post *
ago rate , which must Inevitably In
crease newspaper rates , Is unfair.
Tlu Ynzoo Mississippi Valley
Is the title of a now pamphlet now
ready for distribution and published
by HID Illlnolh Central Railroad com
It describes In detail the resources
and possibilities of ( ho richest valley
In the United Slates. For a free copy
address the undersigned at ManchoH-
( or , Iowa. J. F. Merry.
General Immigration Agonl.
TWO OLD COUPLES IN NORTHWEST -
WEST JOIN HEARTS.
ONE GROOM IS OVER SEVENTY
Ono Bride Is Sixty-five None Under
FIty-sevcn Age Cuts No Figure
With Love Making on the Rosebud ,
Fairfax , S. D. , Dec. G. Special to
The News : A marriage license was Is
sued yesterday by the clerk of the
courts to "Henry Bailey of Hurko , S ,
D. , aged sixty-two , and Mrs. Nancy 13.
Bartlett , aged fifty-seven.
They are both from the now Rosebud -
bud reservation , which shows that age
cuts no flguro In love making on tlio
Similar Case at Winsldc.
Wlnsldo , Neb. , Dec. fi. Special to
The News : Jacob Longneckor , aged
seventy-two , and Mrs. Moaelmnk , aged
sixty-live , were married at the M. E
parsonage , Ilov. P. J. I awson ofllclat-
BEEMER BANKER ILL.
R. O. Brandt Will Undergo an Opera
tion for Appendicitis.
Boomer , Neb. , Dec.I. . Special to
The News : R. O. Brandt , assistant
cashier of the First National bank of
this place , was taken to Omaha to bo
operated on for appendicitis. On Mon
day of last week ho was taken with
the third attack of this malady , and
for several days his life was despaired
of. He has Improved very much since
and Is In good condition to undergo
Elslo Nellor , the eleven-year-old
daughter of John Nellor , was also
taken to Omaha on the same train
to take treatment for spinal trouble.
Elrn Harrison , whoso parents re
side In Ueemor , was married on
Wednesday evening of last week at
West Point to Miss Mamie Camp of
that city , Rev. Lipo performing the
Mr. Harrison , who has been In tlio
restaurant business at Wlsnor for
some time past , has purchased a res
taurant at Dodge and will move to
that place soon.
The new Holmes building is-near-
Ing completion and will In a short
time bo ready for tenants. This build
ing Is 50x80 , two stories , and adds
much to the appearance of the busi
ness portion of the town.
STOLE NAME OF HARRY BEST.
Stranger In Police Court Attempted to
Injure Honorable Young Man.
The name of "Harry Best , " given by
a stranger who was brought up In po
lice court the other day , appears to
have been a fictitious name given In
malice with the hope of doing Injury
to the character and reputation of the
real Harry Best , son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. M. Best , who live on rural route
No. 5. The stranger was unknown to
At the Best home the publication of
the report caused consternation because -
cause It worked injury to an Inno
cent man. Harry Best was at home ,
husking corn , at the time the stranger
appeared in court. The real Harry
Best is a young man of known integ
rity and honor and is a man of clean
life. It is believed that an enemy ,
angered at a trivial Incident and who
threatened vengeance , took this way
of getting oven.
HERMAN FRITZ RECOVERING.
Man Whose Arm Was Torn Off , Will
Live Fairfax Needs Houses.
Fairfax , S. D. , Dec. 5. Special to
The News : Herman Fritz , whoso arm
wa torn off with a threshing machine ,
Is Improving nicely and all danger Is
Fairfax needs several new houses ns
there Is not a house to rent In town
and about a dozen families want to
move in here as soon ns houses are
A contract has been let for a large
brick building to bo built In the spring
on Main street between the Fairfax
State bank and the Ollno hardware
store. This will fill the gap on Main
street and make a nice appearing
POLICE CHIEFHAY RETURNS
Been Enjoying Leave of Absence Sur
prised Some of His Friends.
Chief of Police James Hay returned
to Norfolk last night after an extend
ed visit with his father at Henderson ,
Neb. Ho had been off duty on a leave
of absence until the first of December
and some of his friends thought that
ho had shaken the dust of Norfolk
from his boots for good , but the big
chief surprised them all and gave them
a "horse laugh" when ho i" t off the
Try a News want ad. for results.
ARRIVED AT NOON TO LOOK OVER
FIRST VISIT SINCE TROUBLE
The Governor Snld That Ho Would
Make Number of Recommendations
to the Coming State Legislature Re
garding Matters Needing Attention.
( From U'oiliU'Hilay'H Dully. )
Governor John H. Mickey arrived In
Norfolk at noon from Lincoln , to look
over the affairs of Iho Htnto IIIHIIIIO
hospital at this place , llo was driven
dlroctly to Iho Institution where hoiito
luiioli with Iho new Huporlntoiidoiil ,
Dr. Young. Over the telephone Gov
ernor Mickey said :
"I have jimt oomo to Norfolk for the
purpose of seeing how things are run
ning In the slate Institution. I shall
return to Lincoln Thursday morning ,
I think. I have not yet gone through
the wards out here , so ( hat I do not
know whether the Institution Is over
crowded or not. Everything seems to
be running nicely. I am looking over
the reports at the present timo. "
Asked If ho would make any roconi-
meiidatloim to the state legislature In
regard to the needs of the Norfolk hos
pital , the governor mild : "I oxpectlo
make some recommendations ! < > the
legislature In regard to niutteni of the
state on which 1 doom Information Is
advisable. I am not giving out any
thing of the substance of what I shall
say. I am not prepared to say what I
may Include In the report regarding
the Norfolk hospital. "
Governor Mickey said that ho Is
now closing up the dudes of his olllce
but that ho has not yet determined
where ho will make his future homo
It may he In Lincoln and It may be In
Omaha. For the remainder of this
school year , however , ho will remain
In Lincoln , for the bandit of his chil
This was the governor's first visit to
Norfolk since the day when ho called
at the hospital to oust Dr. Alden and
Dr. Nicholson , being mot with refusals
on their part to leave the Institution
at that lime. Since then both have
resigned and the new olllclals , Dr.
Young as superintendent and Dr. Sing
er as assistant superintendent , have
been placed In charge of the Institu
WRETCHED JAIL SERVICE
Towns West of Norfolk buffer Miser
ably Since Train Was Extended.
There Is something radically wrong
with tlio railway mall servlco between
Norfolk and Clmdron on I bo newly
oxtc'iidcd Northwestern train , NOR. 1
and 2. Apparent lack of sufllclont
help on the mall cars to handle the
bulk of business carried In that train ,
has so crippled the service that there
Is practically no dependence to bo
placed upon It at tlio present time.
People living In all towns west of
Norfolk on that line are complaining
and the complaints are Retting loud.
On several occasions bundles of mall
have been taken past Battle Creek ,
Nellgh , Ewlng and perhaps other
towns. One one day last week , In
stead of bringing back the delayed
bundle on the early morning train ,
the package was not 'returned to Nc-
llgh until the next forenoon. A train
was missed In Its return.
The old time postal clerks on that
line have long been hard pressed In
getting out the mall. The additional
territory between Long Pine and
Clmdron has not In any way lightened
the burden. A helper has been added
but the force of workmen , apparently ,
Is still Infwmclent because the most
wretched service yet experienced Is
now being received.
The postal clerks are working till
they are black In the face to handle
the mall , but tlio load Is too heavy.
The people west of Norfolk want
and demand a better service.
GOOD CROPS ON ROSEBUD.
Cornhuskers are Scarce at Four Cents.
Gregory to Have a-MIII.
Gregory , S. D. , Dec. 5. Special to
The News : Fine weather until today's
sleet storm continued In Gregory coun
ty and corn husking progressed rapid
ly. The crop Is of excellent quality
and the yield Is large. Many fields
are yielding over fifty bushels per
aero. Corn buskers are very scarce at
four cents per bushel.
The wheat yield was large and qual
ity was good.
Gregory Is to soon have a mill. Mr.
Nolecampor of Holt county , Neb. , has
signed a contract to move his plant
from Eagle Mills , Neb. , to this point.
This will be a good thing for Gregory
and the surrounding country.
FORECAST OF THE MESSAGE.
The president In Panama
The passing by Guatanamo
To Ponce and to San Juan
And how that Hearst still can go on
The Ecyles speech at Omaha.
A constitution for Oklahoma
Snohomlsh flooded and Tacoma
A cyclone crossing Alabama
The Japanese In Yokahonm
Clgarcts and their aroma.
The Yankee Droadnaught's Iron keel
And Dlnger Herman's timber steal
Hoot's call at Montevideo
Taft's Buffalo presidio
Chicago's record baseball spiel.
At Page Page , Samoan group
The Utos upon the road to scoop
The Drngo doctrine at Tlio Hngno
Aseptic Hwlno Immiino from plagtio
The MnrqulH Until and lilu dupe.
The heathen and ( ho watdiln' ho
Had tUnlon up at ShoHlionl
Tim Irlconloniiliil on Ilio Jainoii
The Sandhill fonconi and their gamea
Denatured alcohol nmdo free.
The army poil ennloon saloon
Pair Cuba and our own Magoon
Ills hoiind-llku hunt for tnmln anil
And olio hlii whack at spoiling boolui
Tim problems of poor and Coon.
'ho ' brooders' rules for moinllrg ; min
What kind of CUIIIIWH can ciinn ini can
Standpatters anil Iho Ciininilnu man
Why silver him gone up again
To dig the ditch on contract plan.
( ! W. W.
CORN NEARLY ALL CRIDDED.
Ninety Percent of It In Ctimlno County
IB Put Away for Winter.
Wi-Hl Point. Nob. , Dec. 1.- Special
to The NOWH : The funeral of MrH.
Fred Ronihorg occurred In Wont Point
Monday , her remains being laid to
rest In Mount Hope cemetery. The
death of Mrs. Homberg was very mid-
don , she having boon about her household -
hold ilutloH IIH usual up to within n
few bourn of her death. She WIIH the
wife of Fred Homborg , a well known
farmer and old Hot tier , living four
mlles north of town , and WIIH highly
respected In the community. She
lonvoH a husband and a largo family
of grown children.
The new mercantile building of the
rapidly Hearing completion. The fix-
InroH are Installed and stock Is being
put In shape rapidly. The building IH
by far the llnost In IH | H/.O | and gener
al appearance between Fremont and
Norfolk. The Inside llxluroH are up-
to-dato and In the very best material ,
no expense having boon spared by the
proprietors. The business conducted
by this linn hereafter will ho on the
order of a department store.
Ninety per cent , of the corn crop of
Coming county Is now safely cribbed.
The weather for the past month has
been highly favorable for gathering
corn and every advantage has been
taken of that fact by the farmers , ev
ery available man , woman and child
being pressed Into service In the corn-
Holds. Largo numbers of forn-handod
farmers are finished and are helping
their less fortunate neighbors. The
yield Is universally found to ho much
moro than the usual average , In size ,
quality ami quantity. Should the usual
Thanksgiving snow fall It would find
very llttlo corn In the Held In this
NEBRASKA AND OTHER STATES
TAKE THREATENING ACTION.
MAKING DESERTION A CRIME
The Divorce Colony at Sioux Falls ,
According to a Dispatch , Is Liable
to bo Broken up at Any Time by
New Laws Throughout Country.
Pierre , S. D. , Dec. ) . The divorce
industry of Sioux Falls Is likely to
receive a severe jar If a few moro
states follow the lead of Now York ,
Nebraska and Virginia and declare
abandonment of wife or minor chil
dren to bo a felony. He-sides the
three states named , the governors of
several other states have recommend
ed the same laws.
This action makes the offense an
extraditable one , and already Govern
or EIrod has granted several extradi
tion warrants on that charge , and has
several pending. In some of the ap
plications It Is alleged that the person
wanted Is In this state for the pur
pose of securing a divorce , and this
is what will make the "colonies" rus
With an unsympathetic sheriff like
ly to appear to take the divorce appli
cant on a criminal charge , the gai
eties of the colony are likely to bo
rudely broken In upon at any time.
IN LEAGUE TO HIDE SLAYER.
Case of Negro Troops In Philippines
Much Like the Texas Affair.
Washington , Dec.J. . President
Roosevelt has had brought to his at
tention another case in which a com
pany of negro soldiers has refused to
give evidence. In all Its essential fea
tures the now case is on a parallel
with that which resulted In the dis
charge of Companies D , C and D of
the Twenty-fifth Infantry , on October
First Lieut. Robert B. Calvort , of
company M , Twenty-fourth Infantry ,
a negro regiment , was murdered while
Company M was stationed In Leyto
jirovinco , Philippine Islands. Quar
termaster Sergeant Taylor , who has
been twenty-one years In the service ,
was called to the tent of Lleot. Gal-
vert shortly before the crime was
committed. Ho Is , so far as known ,
the last to see the ofllcer alive. Whllo
ho was In the tent loud words were
heard and shortly afterwards five
shots were fired , all of them striking
Lleot. Calvort , and ono of them pierc
ing his heart.
There Is no direct evidence to con
vict Taylor of the crime.
All the enlisted men of the company
have been placed under arrest for
their refusal to throw any light on the
It Is believed that the president will
order the dishonorable discharge of
nil the enlisted men of the company.
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