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TIIID NOKFOLK WEEKLY N13WS-JOURNAL : FRIDAY , DECEMBEH 7 11)00. )
NELIGH SKATER MEETS WITH A
COMPANION RUNS OVER FINGER
Sharp Skntc Cuts the Member Like n
Knlfo nml Leaves a Lasting Remind-
cr of thu Skating Party to Herbert
Mnybury of Ncllgh.
Nollgh , Noli. , Nov. HO , Special to
Tlio News : Whllo skating tlio other
evening , a crowd of young follows
liumiiuil together nml wont down on
tlio Ico. llorborl Miiylniry was In tlio
bunch , mid while supporting lilniHolf
with ono hnnd on tlio lee , u slwtor
glided imBt mid nipped tlio und of IIH !
llttlo linger off liv passing ever 11
with lilH aliiito. T11- Injury WIIB quite
liiihiful and will bo a lasting reminder
of the skating paity.
At tlio Lincoln Bchool Wednesday
nflornoon tlio following Thanksgiving
program was given :
Song Thanksgiving Joys.
Recitation 1'aul'B ThanUHBlvhiB.
Recitation November Thtirmlay , HI-
SOIIB Tlio Corn Song.
Recitation A Girl's TlmnUsBlvliiB.
Hocltatlon Hortoe's Thanksgiving ,
Song Thanksgiving Way.
Hooltullon Thanksgiving Day. Hs-
Recitation Tom's ThanUaglvliiB.
Song Thanksgiving IB Coming.
Recitation Tlio Dressed Turkey ,
Recitation A Cat's Thanksgiving ,
Song The Wind's Thanksgiving.
Recitation A Child's Thanksgiving ,
Recitation How Thanksgiving Game
About , Alfred Solomon.
Song Thanksgiving Is Iloro.
Recitation A Thanksgiving Tur-
hey , Edna Ward.
Recitation The Turkey , Alta Ad-
Recitation The Bird's Dinner , Os
Song A Thanksgiving Invitation.
Recitation Out for a Walk , Louise
RESIDENT COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS -
ERS WILL ENTERTAIN.
TWO DAYS AFTER CHRISTMAS
On Thursday , December 27 , Resident
Drummers Will Give a Banquet for
Congressman-elect J. F. Boyd of the
Congressman-elect J. F. Boyd of the
Third dlstilct will ho guest of honor
nt a reception and banquet to bo ten
dered him by the resident traveling
men of Norfolk on Thursday night ,
December i7. !
The place for the banquet will bo
announced later. The following com
mittee , which baa been selected to
make the arrangements , Insures a suc
cessful function : George II. Spear ,
L. \Vallerstedt , I. J. Johnson , D. D.
Martlndalo and C. E. Greene.
DoUxlls are now being completed.
The date was selected because , being
two days after Christmas , all of the
drummers of this territory will bo in
Norfolk people know that when the
traveling men attempt to do anything ,
they do It right and this will bo no
exception. The banquet Invitation has
been accepted with pleasure by Judge
A few days ago a suggestion was
made by a Norfolk citizen that the
Commercial club , an organization that
1ms been in existence for some time
for the purpose of doing things for
Norfolk's public welfare , ought to give
a. banquet to Congressman-elect Boyd
and others. The drummers are alive ,
however , and beat the local club to It
Two Young Couples Married In St.
Paul's Lutheran Church.
A very pretty double wedding oc
curred Thursday afternoon at 2:30 :
at St. Paul's church north of town
when Mr. Herman Sllttgerber and Mlt > s
Anna Winters and Mr. Henry War-
nccko and Miss Anna Grimm were
united In marriage by the pastor. Rev.
Mr. Wltte. The two bridal parties en
tered the church together and took
their places at the altar. Miss Winters -
tors was dressed In white , Miss Grimm
In grey. A reception was hold at the
homo of Carl Winters , sr. , for Mr. and
Mrs. Splittgorber and another at the
Grimm homo for Mr. and Mrs. War-
nccko. Both young couples will make
their homes near Pierce.
HIT BY TOMATO CAN.
Grocery Salesman , Looking In Anoth
er Direction , Was Laid Out.
Emil Mathes suffered a very painful
accident yesterday while working in
a grocery store. Another clerk was
tossing cans of tomatoes down from
an upper deck in the store to Mathes ,
who was catching them. His attention
tion was distracted for a moment from
his work while a ran was In the air
and It struck him squarely In the foro-
hoad. Ho was iinr-oiiHcloun for a few
minutes fioin the blow. It took sev
eral Htlit'hi'H to HOW up the ugly gash
FOOTBALL DECLARED OFF.
Game Between Nellgh and Wnyne Did
Nellgh , Nob. , Nov. . ' ! 0. Special to
The News : The Thanksgiving foot
ball I'liino which was to have taken
place uoiuucii Wayne mid Nollgh.wns
declared off lor the reason that sever
al of the Nullgh players \vero either
absent or on tlio sick list. The team
IH at present pretty much handicapped
and probably will not enter the Held
again thin season.
FARMER BADLY MANGLED
Jacob Lltzo of Boneoteel Has Serious
Experience With Runaway.
Donesteel , S. D. , Nov. 110. Special
to The NO\\B : Jacob Llt/.o , living two
miles southeast of town , was severely -
ly Injured as the result of his teaih
running away whllo hitched to a bind
er. Mr. Llt/o was making prepara
tions for corn shellois and hitched his
team to the binder without putting
the bridles on them. The team be-
cuino frightened by the rattling of
the machine and ran ever him. The
llesh In his right leg was badly man
gled but apparently no bones were
broken. Several bones wore broken
In lilH loft leg , his nose was broken
and ho was soverly bruised In many
places. Dr. KonuBton , who treated the
Injured mini , says that he docs not
think Mr. Lll/.o Is seriously Injured
unless , ho Is affected Internally.
DEATH OF W. R. WARD.
Was a Highly Respected Reoldent of
Nollgh , Nob. , Nov. 30. Special to
The Nowa : After a lingering illness
of many weeks during which there
wore no hopes of recovery except at
the very first , the death of W. R. Ward
occurred Wednesday night about mid
night. The disease was of a compli
cated character and an autopsy was
held by Drs. Chamberlain , Beattio and
Conwoll. Th6 funeral services will beheld
hold this afternoon at the M. E.
church. Mr. Ward was an old-time
resident of the community and highly
CORN STALK DISEASE.
Cattle Dying In Northern Antelope
Nellgh , Neb. , Nov. 80. Special to
The News : Reports of cattle dying
in the northeast part of Antelope coun
ty from qoinstalk disease are current ,
In ono case a man losing live head.
There Is seldom danger after the mid
dle of January , and the presumption Is
that continued freezing removes the
cause. Usually there have been heav
ier losses when the fall weather has
OLD SOLDIERS HAVE GOOD TIME
Those of Alnsworth Have a Festive
Time With a Companion.
Alnsworth , Nob. , Nov. 30. Special
to Tlio News : Last Wednesday night
eight of the old soldiers here mot at
the homo of W. H. Williams and wife
to spend nn evening with Mrs. Wil
liams' father , J. V. Gregory , an old sol
dier of company C , Eleventh Iowa , who
now resides in Lotal , Kan. The vis
itors bad a great time , as old soldiers
are capable of having , and at 9 o'clock
Mrs , Williams served a fine supper
which was amply dealt with. The
names of the soldiers present are as
follows : H. A. Paine. Co. A , Forty-
first Wisconsin ; J. C. Tollvor , Co. H ,
Tenth Iowa ; C. F. Boyd. Co. G , Fif
teenth Iowa and Co. O , Thirty-fourth
Iowa ; A. Goddard , Co. D. Thirtieth
Indiana ; C. W. Potter. Co. D , Thirtieth
teenth Illinois and Co. I. Fifty-sixth
Illinois ; II. R. Goddard , Co. D , Thir
tieth Indiana ; C. F. Barnes , Co. I ,
Fifth Wisconsin ; Robert Martin , lifer
Co. I. Ninety-ninth Ohio volunteers
and Co. K , Fiftieth Ohio volunteers.
The old soldiers arc getting scarce
and are bound to have a good time so
long as they can got together.
SMALL FIRE IN PACIFIC HOTEL
Explosion In Ironing Machine Creates
Excitement and Small Flame.
An explosion In the Ironing machine
In the basement underneath the Pa
cific hotel caused a small lire at 3
o'clock , but did llttlo damage. A flro
alarm was turned in and the depart
ment responded but the lire had been
quenched by that time.
ODD FELLOWS ELECT.
Three Officers Re-elected , Two New
Now Ofllrors for the ensuing year
were elected last night by the Nor
folk lodge of Odd Fellows. Two now
ollh'ers woio selected and three were
ro-elected. The election resulted as
Ralph Boyd , n. g. ; Doll Boyd , v. g. ;
Ray Hayes , secretary , re-elected : O.
W. Rish , treasurer , re-elected ; M. C.
Hazcn , trustee for three years , re-
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Aids
Medicines that aid nature are al
ways most successful. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy nets on this plan. It
allays the c < ugh. aids expectoration ,
relieves tlio lungs , opens the secre
tions , thereby aiding nature in throw
ing off a cold and restoring the system
to a healthy condition. It is famous
for its cures of colds and croup and
can always bo 'depended upon. For
sale by Leonard the druggist
NORFOLK HAS ENOUGH FUEL TO
LAST ANOTHER MONTH.
TOWNS NORTH AND WEST SHORT
Alnsworth Had Not a Pound of Coal
Wednesday Morning and Soft Coal
Sold at $20 Per Ton In Gregory , S
D , , According to a Drummer.
[ Ftom Frldnj'n Dully. )
Norfolk has enough of a coal sup
ply to last for another month , n num
ber of curs having been recently re
ceived. Not HO favorable Is the situa
tion to the northwest , according to a
commercial traveler who has just re
turned from a trip In that section. IIo
states that there Is a serious coal
shortage in many towns and that there
Is little of the fuel being hauled on
account of the car shortage. "At
AhiBworth Wednesday morning , " ho
Bald , "thoro was not a pound of coal
In the town. Ono car arrived that day.
At Gregory , S. D. , last Saturday mornIng -
Ing soft coal was Belling at $ UO per
ton and only nee or100 pounds could
ho bought by any ono person. "
COLD WAVE COMING
Weather Man Forecasts "Decidedly"
Colder for Saturday.
A cold wave Is coming. That was
the warning Issued by the weather
man Friday morning.
The area of low pressure and storm
having passed on to the south , a circle
o fextromoly high pressure atmos
phere , with all the moisture squeezed
out of it and cold because it is heavy ,
Is duo from the north. This was indi
cated In Norfolk Friday by the wind
that blow from north to south , or from
the high pressure air into the storm
that has go no on to the southeast.
The weather man predicts "decid
edly" colder , with fair skies. This de
cidedly colder will not tend to make
the fuel situation in the northwest anymore
A now weather man in Chicago sent
out the bulletin for Friday. Forecast
er Cox loft Chicago Wednesday for a
two months' trip through Europe ,
whcro ho will put in the tlmo studying
European weather methods. Ills place
is filled during his absence by Mr. Big-
low from the Wisconsin state station.
CONDUCTOR POCKETED REBATES
Northwestern Railroad Has Discharged
Man For That Offense.
For not turning In his rebate checks
and the money that went with them ,
a conductor on this division of the
Northwestern railroad has Just been
dismissed from tlio service. In nn In
vestigation that was hold It was shown
that the man had been receiving the
usual rebate fee whore passengers
paid cash fares and had , Instead of
sending these fees Into tlio auditing
department , pocketed the sums rep
Conductor Hedge , who had been In
the service for some time as freight
conductor and who ran on a train in
the south Platte country , with head
quarters at Fremont , has been dis
charged and is now engaged In other
THREE DEAD TRAINS.
Queen Incident In Railroading Oc
curred at Johnstown.
A rather unusual Incident in a rail
road way occurred at Johnstown , west
of Alnsworth , on Wednesday. A local
westbound freight train was stalled at
Johnstown because the steel gang ,
which is stringing 72-pound rails from
Long Pine to the Black Hills , had
torn up a quarter mlle of track. The
local freight waited for the stretch
of track to bo replaced and then found
it Impossible to go further because
there was no water at Johnstown for
the engine. The engine thereupon
cut loose , loft the local freight on the
main track , and ran west to got wa
ter at the next town.
Meanwhile train No. 11C , from Deadwood -
wood , arrived at Johnstown from the
west and found the local freight blockIng -
Ing the track. At this point No. 11G
had hoped to got water and , falling ,
died" in Its tracks.
A llttlo later another train from the
east arrived and died for want of
There were three dead trains standIng -
Ing in line , none able to move. A so
lution was reached when two engines
from Long Pine were sent out and
brought the whole three trains back
to the Pino.
Train No. 11G arrived at Johnstown
at 10 a. in. and reached Alnsworth , the
next town east , at C that night.
August Pot/on of Hosklns was a
city visitor yesterday.
Prof. Grabbol , formerly of Plalnvlew ,
was In Norfolk yesterday.
Miss Mabel Tanner has gone to Or
chard to visit friends for a few days.
Mrs. L. C. Koehler has returned af
ter a short visit at Lincoln and York.
J. L. Hancock of Stanton was a ousl-
ness visitor In the city during the day.
Miss Lllllo Davis of Battle Creek is
visiting her sister , Mrs. Miles How
Miss Lulu Johnson left Saturday for
a short visit with her parents at Win-
J. E. Van Oman was a city visitor
between trains Saturday from Plain-
Miss Virginia Pugh of Tilden is in
the city for a few days' visit with Miss
Harry King returned from a few
lays' visit with friends at Plalnvlow
W , H. Hucholz returned to Omaha
ostordny morning. Mrs. Bucholz will
remain for another week.
W. 10 , Sledman left Saturday morn-
ng for Columbus where ho goes to as
sist In a sale at that place.
Adolph Nonow arrived yesterday
rom northern Wisconsin for a visit
with his father , Herman Nonow.
Mrs. George of Albion , who has been
n the city for a few days' visit , re
turned to that place this morning.
Chas , Manweller and son Morris
cave tomorrow for Reading , Pa. ,
where they expect to make their future
J. WoBtcrvelt and family who have
teen down from Meadow Grove for a
short visit with I. G. Wostervolt re
turned to their homo last .evening.
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Short leave for
Council Bluffs Monday , where they
tvlll remain through the winter. They
nay return to Norfolk in the spring.
Mrs. L. M. Ray , Miss Inez and Helen
Dunham and Bon Bloror came down
from Oakdalo yesterday In Mr. Bier-
or's automobile , returning last evening.
B. T. White loft for Omaha yester
day morning. Mrs. White Is still here
visiting at the homo of Mr. and Mrs.
MapoB , but returns to Omaha tomor
Mrs. W. C. Neuman and daughter
of Hallem , Neb. , arrived last night for
a few days' visit at the homo of her
parents , Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Moldcn-
Mrs. W. Fox returned at noon from
a short visit in Fremont.
Mrs. J. Moystrlc and sister returned
at noon from a few days' visit at Fre
C. Kampman came up from Fremont
at noon for a short visit.
Mrs. J. Hackctt and son Paul re-
turnqd at noon from Stuart where they
had been to spend Thanksgiving.
Leon Case Is homo for a few days'
visit from Bassctt.
N. P. Mullendoro is up for a short
visit from Fremont.
J. F. Branlgan 1ms been appointed
special police to fill the vacancy caused
by the transfer of Ofllcor Livingstone
A largo number of Austrlans who
have been around the Junction for the
past few days awaiting orders as to
where they would go to work wore
sent east at noon in a car that was
attached to the regular train.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hollingsworth
and son Ed will leave Missouri Valley
tomorrow for their new home in San
Diego , Gal. , where they go for the ben
efit of Mr. Holllngsworth's health.
The family has many warm friends In
Norfolk who regret their departure
but who wish them prosperity and
happiness in the land of the ( lowers ,
They will make the trip over the fin
est train on wheels , the Los Angeles
Limited , whose first trip was made
something less than a year ago , cut
ting off eighteen hours In the journey
by shooting down through the Great
E. P. Olmstead made a business trip
to Wayne Saturday.
Miss Nell Schwcnk left at noon for
Hosklns for a short visit.
Miss Rosabel Reimers of Pierce Is
visiting Miss Anna Herman.
Hal McCormick made a business
trip to Stanton Saturday noon.
C. E. Burnham and M. D. Tyler were
In Tarnov yesterday on business.
M. L. Ogdcn returned at noon from
a short business trip to Pllger , Nob.
Frank Davis went over to Madison
to spend a few hours with his parents.
John Theisen of Osmond was visit
ing friends In the city between trains
N. P. Jeppesen from Plainview was
a business visitor in the city Saturday
F. Lambert is visiting In the city
for a few days from Foster.
Mrs. Cora A. Beels left at noon for
Chicago where she goes for a few
weeks' visit with friends.
Dr. and Mrs. Matzcn of Columbus
were in the city Saturday on their way
home from Tilden where they spent
Miss Grace Matrau leaves Monday
morning for Burlington , Iowa , for a
short visit with Mrs. Chas. Stltt and
Miss Belle White.
The father of John Henderson , liv
ing west of the city , broke his leg Sat
J. K. Boas is quite ill. IIo is threatened -
ened with typhoid fever and has been
bedfast for the greater part of the
The vaudeville show scheduled for
Friday night at the Auditorium , missed
a train connection and failed to ar
rive until Saturday , to give a perform
ance Saturday evening.
Stanton Picket : John Lelk and Mr.
Kauffmann of Norfolk were In Stanton
Monday looking over the work on the
Folsh building , which the former will
occupy as a bakery and restaurant as
soon as completed. Mr. Lcik is n good
baker and first-class restaurant man
and will undoubtedly do well here.
Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Wichman cel
ebrated their wooden wedding anni
versary at their homo six miles north
east of the city Thanksgiving evening
by Inviting In a largo number of
friends and relatives to help celebrate.
A fine time was had by all present
Delicious refreshments were served
dnrlng the course of the evening's en
Columbus Telegram : A crazy man
caused all kinds of excitement on the
Norfolk passenger train just before it
pulled out Monday evening , and when
ho kicked out a window light ho was
Immediately placed in the city Jail for
the night. IIo was in charge of the
sheriff of Lincoln county , who was
taking him from North Platte to the
state asylum at Norfolk. The man had
been much excited on the trip and was
SOCIETY FEASTED AND DID LIT
TLE ELSE DURING WEEK.
WERE MANY FAMILY DINNERS
Next Week Will be Filled With Ac-
tlvlty of a Social Nature People are
Getting Ready for the Holidays , but
The turk'oy Muttered Its wings , gob-
> led as the ax descended upon its neck
and then became the center of attrac-
Ion for tlio past week. Around the crisp
jrown bird , stuffed with oyster dressIng -
Ing and with red cranberry sauce to
top It off , gathered families and friends
for their annual holiday feast on
Thursday. Preparations for the day
und the energy that It took , swept oth
er things pretty well off the boards.
But society , despite the approaching
Christmas shopping season , will con
tinue In its activity for next week.
Pleasures of the Week.
The band gave a pleasant dancing
party at Marquardt hall Thursday
The Trinity Social guild gave a
dancing party at Marquardt hall Mon
Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Ralnbolt Informally
mally entertained a very few friends
Friday evening at six-hand euchre.
The Browning club mot with a full
attendance at the home of the Misses
Durland Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Sol G. Mayer visited
In Lincoln for Thanksgiving.
Mrs. George Williams and daughter
enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Battle
Judge and Mrs. I. Powers gave a
family dinner. Mrs. H. L. Whitney of
Omaha spent the day with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Mapes entertained
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. White and children
of Omaha at Thanksgiving dinner.
The families of C. C. and W. J. Gow
enjoyed their dinner together on
Thursday at the home of C. C. Gow.
The families of W. H. Bridge and
J. K. Boas were entertained at dinner
on Thanksgiving day at the C. S.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dudley , sr. , enter
tained Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Tannehill ,
Miss Vada and Miss Maude Tannehlll ,
at dinner on Thursday.
Mr. 'and Mrs. L. M. Keene , jr. , and
L. M. Keenc , sr. , of Fremont were
guests at the home of J. S. McClary
on Thanksgiving day.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Hayes entertained
at dinner Dr. D. K. Tyndall and wife ,
Rev. J. L. Vallow and family , Mrs. J.
H. Oxnam and son Harold.
Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Parker en
tertained the family of his father , Rev.
J. J. Parker of Plalnvlew , also M. D.
Tyler , at dinner on Thanksgiving day.
J. B. Maylard and family and J. C.
Stitt and family , with Mrs. H. L. Snyder -
der as guest , held a joint dinner at
the Stitt home on Thanksgiving day.
Rev. and Mrs. J. C. S. Weills enter
tained Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Reynolds
and family and Mr. and Mrs. Willis
McBrlde and family on Thanksgiving.
Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Rainbolt enter
tained at a family dinner. The guests
were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bucholz and
sons of Omaha and Mr. and Mrs. Wynn
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Durland enter
tained a few friends at dinner on
Thanksgiving day. Those from out
of town were Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Nic
ola of Foster.
A family dinner was held at the M.
C. Hazen home , those present being
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. N. Beels , Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Beels , Frank Beels and daugh
ter Helen and "Grandpa" Beels.
A family gathering , consisting of the
L. M. Beeler family , F. A. Beeler , Miss
Margery and Rex Beeler and Mrs.
Englls and son , had their Thanksgiv
ing dinner at the L. M. Beeler home.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pasowalk en
tertained V. A. Nenow and family ,
Mrs. Mary Nenow and daughters , Ve-
rena and Nettle , and Harry Watt from
Crelghton , at dinner on Thanksgiving
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kocnigsteln en
tertained a number of friends at din
ner. Among those present were E. II.
Tracy and family , Mr. and Mrs. John
Koenigsteln , Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Mil-
A family reunion so far as was pos
sible was hold at the homo of I. G.
Westervelt , all the children and grand
children in and about Norfolk being
present , and also John Westervelt and
family and Jeffrey Westervolt and son
from Tilden and Mrs. George from Al
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Odiorno had the
family dinner for the Davenport fam
ily , twenty-six children and grand chil
dren being present. Will Davenport
and two children of Sioux City , Mr.
and Mrs. John Davenport of Elgin and
Geo. Davenport and family of Madison
were among the out of town relatives.
Thanksgiving day was the thirty-
fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. John R. Hays , It being the third
time that the anniversary lias come on
Thanksgiving day. They entertained
at dinner W. II. Butterfleld and fam
ily , G. D. Butterflold and family , Dr.
P. H. Sailer and family , Mr. and Mrs.
G. B. Salter , fourteen in nil.
The Johnson family , as many of
them were in town , wore entertained
on Thanksgiving at the homo of Mr.
and Mrs. Storrs Mathowson. 0. J.
Johnson and family , Mrs. W , H. John
son and family , Mr , and Mrs. Robert
Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Frank John
son of Omaha wore among the num
ber , about eighteen In all. W. II. John
son , In Colorado , was greatly missed.
Coming Events ,
The Norfolk railway trainmen will
entertain at a grand ball on Christmas
light nt Marquardt hall.
Mr. and Mrs. George D. nuttcrfleld
will entertain at a dancing party In
Mnrquardt hall Friday evening , Do-
Resident commercial travelers will
1)0 hosts nt a reception and banquet ,
with Congressman-elect Boyd as guest
of honor , Thursday , December 27.
On Tuesday of the coming week the
Wedncbday club will entertain nttwo
separate functions , ono in tlio after
noon nt the Congregational church
parlors when members of the Woman's
club will bo guests at an entertainment
given by Mrs. R. Dearborn , reader.
In the evening gentlemen of Wednes
day club families will be entertained
at a dinner party In the home of Mrs.
D. .MathewFon and during the evening
Mrs. Dearborn will give a number of
WAS WITH SHAFTER.
Major McLaughlln of Fort Randall
Tells of Old Days.
Fort Randall , S. D. , Nov. 27. Ed
itor Norfolk News : Gen. Slmfter was
a particular friend of mine. I remem
ber ono time when ho was stationed
on the Rio Grande river or rather
Fort Clark , Texas , at the time the In-
dlorlns ( Lapans ) were making great
havoc on the Texas border. Shatter
commanded at Fort Clark and with
out consulting general or war depart
ment ordered six companies of the
Eighth cavalry and two of the Tenth
cavaltry ( colored ) to be supplied with
rations for six days and the necessary
equlppage and in less than thirty min
utes he was In the saddle and headed
the command for the Rio Grande river.
He was the first one to swim his horse
and your humble servant at his side.
After the command crossed he took
up the march and marched till sun
down , but no sight of the Lapans came
until about 4 p. in. of the second day
we sighted the Indians , when General
Shatter ordered a charge. We cap
tured twenty-seven Indians and 980
head of horses , mules and ponies ,
which were returned to our supply
camp on the river. Shatter , not con
tent , marched the command about 175
miles through Mexico when we met in
the shape of resistance 700 of the Mex
ican troops commanded by Colonel Ar-
tegla and formed in line of battle.
Shatter was equal to tlio occasion and
gave the command left forth and
formed into lines and proceeded to
ward the Mexican command , making ,
through the Interpreters , the inquiry
.is to what he had his troops formed
for , but the commanding officer of the
Mexican troops only said , "For noth
ing. " If there was any insult given
: > n that occasion Shatter would prove
himself a General Scott. Ho never re
formed the command into company
column until the Mexicans left the
field. I was at General Shatter's side
all the time. Shatter , unlike other
officers , was not selfish. I was on
many scouts with him in Texas and
old Mexico and when we would some
times be twenty-two hours without
water for man or animal , when we
would find water he would sit on his
saddle and command the troops to fill
their canteens and when this was done
he would get down and fill his own
canteen , which he had at all times
slung on the saddle. "Now men , water
your horses. " It was first man and
horse afterward. Such were General
Shafter's traits. If I could compose
myself to write I could give you a
force history of him , especially when
I was with his command in Texas. I
have had many letters from him when
he was in the Islands , also from Chicago
cage where he commanded before he
was ordered to California and since
his retirement , from his home where
ho departed his last. I can truthfully
say that General Shatter had no fear.
He was brave before his odds as shown
to me at many places when he could
well avoid danger he was the first one
to the truth.
Yours respectfully ,
John H. McLaughlln ,
Fort Randall , S. D.
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