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rill ! ) NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JObltNAL : PHI DAY , A PHIL 12 , IU07 ,
NORFOLK THEATERGOERS EN
JOYED MUSICAL COMEDY.
CHORUS GIRLS WERE PRETTY
Charles Pusey as Tall and Lank Donv
popka Wan Good Entertainer , as
Wore Also Woods and Collins Mu
sic Was Dewltchlng.
The iHlo if Splco , carrying a largei
c.honm of prettier girls Iliun have over
lie < < n brought to town , proved a treat
to Norfolk theatergoers at lliu Audi
lorluin. Tlio audience WHH a largo one
and , Judging from the cnliunliuiiii ( with
which thu production was received
r.lovnr HOIK ; liltH , the comedians and
pretty daneew It wan an evening of
thorough enjoy iniint all the way
ChnrloH A. Pusoy an King Uompop-
ka , sixty-seventh king of Nlcobar , wan
funny Just to look at and Ills acting
wan bettor. UlH cracked volco and
luiowlng yea , together with hl two
jjolfHtlck h'ga which called for a rib-
lion around onu of them jnat to show
that there were two , presented a rldlc
uloitH apcetaclo that brought down thr
IIOUHO at froiiuont Intervals ThroiiRh
out the evening thnro leaked from hlfi
funny fact ) a How of wit and repartee
which waa no counterfeit and which
kept aides abutting In the audience.
Ho wan a genuinely clever king of
comedy and hla alx or seven feet of
Rtaturo only added that much to his
( ntnrtalnlng qualltlea.
Another pair of funny men deserve
special mention. Frank Wooda and
.lack CollIiiH , roiireaentliiR Micky
O'Grndy and Stnbbay Mackinaw , wore
mirth provokora of high quality. They
brought a hearty laugh whenever they
appeared and they were convulsively
funny all of the time , whether their
Htunta were on the program or not.
Micky O'Grady'a flrat aymptoma broke
forth when ho told the fortune of the
pretty girl. Ousting hla eyes over her
lingers , ho found live diamonds ,
find , " says he , "a good hand , " Then ,
going Into the pretty subject's llfo ,
ho found that "a light man la hanging
around. I bollovo it Is the gas man. '
Gertrude Vaughn , as Teresa , the
king's ward , waa a rcnlly beautiful girl
to look upon and her volco was aa hlgl
grade aa her beauty. Charles Purcol
as Lieutenant Harold Katclmll , dressed
In becoming uniform , infulo a hit will
the feminine portion of the house.
"Peggy Brady" proved to bo the
most popular of the SOUR hits and the
chorus of spalpeens , gossoons am1
Hwecthearta waa recalled again aw' '
Tile witches' song was also decided
ly well received and was encored re
peatedly. The children of wltchlantl
were .surely enough bewitching and
Tallinn Booth , as mother witch , wna
pretty plcturo with a pleasing voice
"Uncle Sam's Marines , " when they
made their entrance , were given the
gland bund and their song was pop
' Much of the pleasure of the ovonlnf
wus duo to the orchestra that wn
brought along by the company. It wna
the real thing , savoring of the city ,
and It , alone , proved a treat to music
The only doubtful feature of the
production was a rather broad auggos-
tlvciiosa that crept Into some of the
jokes. Such efforts arc always coldly
received In Norfolk and the show
would bo so much moro enjoyable if t
this tinge could bo cut. Qn the whole ,
though , the Isle of Splco was a rat
tling good musical comedy of a supe
rior quality all through , with rollicking
fun and pretty girls and fascinating
music. . It will bo remembered aa one
of the brightest spots in the present
R. W. Watson is quite sick.
S. F. Marchant , who broke hla col
lar bono a few weeks ago , went to
Fremont last night to report for work
Leo Jonea has secured a position in
the roundhouse as helper for the hos-
Mrs. George Hosoborry and daugh
ter Blanche returned home from Chad-
ron today where they have been visit
ing Mrs. Hoseberry's brother.
John Dean of Nellgh , who has been
visiting with his sister , Mrs. Wm
Beck , returned homo today.
O. A. Brandenburgh of Bellwood was
in Norfolk for a few hours yesterday
C. 10. Wright stopped In Norfolk yesterday
torday between trains.
Dan Westorman of Crelghton spenl
yesterday In Norfolk.
J. 13. Wilder of Nellgh spent lasl
evening in Norfolk.
Mrs. W. W. Tweedy was up fron
Mrs. U. K. Williams left at noon foi >
a visit at Stiuiton ,
D. Taylor of Randolph was in tin
city last evening.
J. H. Welch of Stanton was In Nor
folk over night.
Miss Etta Carborry la visiting hoi
slater In Omaha.
R , D. Bartlett of Meadow Grove It
In Norfolk today.
Dr. H. T. Holdon was In Pierce Sat
Burt Mapes went to Battle Creel
' M. T. Lowry of Hosklns was in the
* lty yesterday.
G. D. Brown of Sioux City la In Nor
folk on a visit.
B. H. Hunter of Oakdalo is in die
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Mayer of Al
blon , who had been visiting at the
lomo of Mr. and Miu 1) . Ilaum , re
Willis Sehunck of Chadron la In the
Mrs. 13. Tanner eif llatllo Creek wan
it Urn city.
V. ( J. MIUIB of Omaha Is In Norfolk
on htiHlnoHS ,
I ) . Ilaum baa returned from a busl-
HOBS trip to Chicago ,
Miss 13lHlo Slnimona returned to Battle -
tlo Creek Friday evening ,
9. I ) . Robertson and J. T. Wolfklel
wont to ICwIiiR Saturday noon.
Mra. A. M. Leach returna Sunday
from a visit to Glonwood , Iowa.
Dr. II. T. Holdon and C. S. Hayca
leave tonight for Ix > at Springs , Wyo.
Bret McOnllough returned to Nor
folk Friday evening fc * > m Randolph.
Infill Doughty returns to Lander.
Wyo. , tonight after a wook'ii vlalt at
Harry Miller and Dr. W. II. Peters
of Stanton were In Norfolk for the
Isle of Splco.
Northwestern Brake-men Walling ,
Dick , Taylor and Nolwm arc taking ex
aminations for appointment aq con
R , C. Undorberg and P. Grant of
Madison were In Norfolk last evening ,
his daughter in Norfolk.
Miss Elsie Piper and Mlsa Myrtle
West rotmned to Stanton at noon af
ter attending the teachers' aaaoclatlon
meeting In Norfolk.
Mlas Uiura Younger of Humphrey ,
who has been the guest of Miss Edith
Barrett , loft Saturday noon for a Sun
day visit at Stanton.
Miss Ella Biickondorf , who has been
spending the week with her parents ,
Mr. and Mra. L. Buckendorf , returned
Saturday to her school at Newman
Born to Mr. and Mis. F. G. Miller ,
Mall Carrier Will Darlington wna
forced to send a substitute over his
district today on account of a very
sick child at home.
An isirly evening llro In Richard
Peter's blacksmith shop Friday result
ed In a small flro IOSH , the lire depart
niunt. extinguishing the llames before
they had gained headway. Insurance
Work on the new city sewer system
has been resumed , thrco carloads of
sewer plpo delayed In transit having
reached the city yesterday afternoon
It Is estimated that four weeks moro
will ilnlah the sewor.
A South Dakota train wreck having
prevented Architect Elsontraut of
Sioux City from making train connec
tlons for Norfolk Friday evening , the
mooting of the board of education
scheduled for that evening was post
poncd until such time aa the Sioux
City architect can arrange to meet
with the board.
J. W. Tnnnehlll , postmaster at An
con In the canal zone , Is home fron
Panama on a forty-eight days leave o
absence. Mr. Tannohlll wan appoint
ed out of the Norfolk postolllco a yea
ago. Ho returns to Norfolk well sat
Islled with his new home In the cana
zoneHe Is visiting his parents , Mr ,
and Mrs. A. F. Tnnnehlll.
Father Wlndolph of Crolghton wll
conduct Sunday services in the Nor
folk church of the Sacred Heart , whll
Father Walsh has charge of th
Croighton services. Father Petlach o
Vordlgre passed through Norfolk to
day for Battle Creek , his duties at
Vcrdigro being performed In his absence
sonco by Father Mulligan of Norfolk.
The standing walls of the old hlgl
school building are coming down n
once. The board of education , follow
Ing out a resolution adopted at a re
cent meeting , has arranged to hav
Alex Morrison take charge of the worl <
of lowering the walls to the level o
the foundation. Aa the walla are to
bo undermined and permitted to slide
down the operations will require but
a few days. The particularly danger-
oua part of Mr. Morrison's task lies in
the high tower of the old building.
It Is proposed , however , to remove the
supporting walls and topple the one
chimney still standing over on the
walls of the tower.
The farms of J. S. Craig and his
son A. B. Craig , west of the city , ha-o
for the past four years been used more
or less as a public highway , people
- driving across their meadow lands
somewhat promiscuously. This year
they have especial use for these mead
- ows and they have decided that they
cannot/longer leave them open to the
public for roads.
Times Tribune : Isabel Irlvng and
, her company made good at the Audi
torium last Saturday night. A packed
house greeted the company and were
delighted with the superb acting of the
entire company. In fact the people ot f
Norfolk can congratulate the present
management of the Auditorium for
their success In getting n good class ol
shows hero since they opened the
A forty-horse-po\\er plowing engine ,
weighing eighteen tons and the big
r gest traction engine ever brought tc
Norfolk , has been received in the cltj
by the 1-1 A. Bullock threshing ma
chine company. The big engine Is tc
bo used In breaking the prairies of the
Rosebud reservation. Pulling twenty
four plows and cutting two acres foi
every mlle that It travels the big engine
gino will plow up fifty acres a day ,
The engine was built in Richmond
Iml. , and has been sold for $3,400 tc
Messrs. Eugberg and Quarnstrom foi
use on the Rosebud. It will be shipped
from Norfolk the first of the week
The engine Is not adapted for extend
ed overland travel for the reason thai
- no wagon bridge could stand up under
its tremendous weight It Is twenty-
two feet long , and ton feet wide a (
the point of greatest width. The big
traction wheels alone are forty Inches
Y. M , C. A. CONVENTION MAY
COME TO NORFOLK.
THEY HOPE TO ORGANIZE HERE
State Secretary Slmonds and W , W.
Hughes of Central City , Formerly of
Norfolk , Spent Sunday In Town
The state convention of the Young
Men's Christian aaaoclatlon of Ne
braska may bo held In Norfolk next
February. If the convention comes to
Norfolk It will bo brought hero with
a view of arousing a strong sentiment
In the city favorable ) to organizing a
branch of the association In Norfolk
and equipping It with a suitable homo.
The Commercial club will bo aaked to
aaslat In bringing the convention to
The Young Men's Christian associa
tion waa repreaented In the city Sun
day by E. J. Slmonds , assistant secre
tary of the state organization , and by
W. W. Hughes , formerly of Nen-felh
hut now Held aocrctary of the Y. M. C.
A. at Central City. Two meetings
were held In the city Sunday , a union
meeting In the evening at the Moth-
odlnt church and a apcclal meeting for
men In the afternoon at the Baptist
Norfolk people who were present at
the Methodist church Sunday evening
had the work eif the association
brought strikingly before them by aid
of a Htereoptleon. Pictures touching
on the w rk of the organization In
Nebraska showed what the Y. M. C. A.
la doing In cltlea of Norfelk'a slzo and
what It could do In Norfolk.
Mr. Hughes returned to Central City
but Assistant Secretary Slmonds will
remain In Norfelk until Tuesday noon
iking the matter of the convention up
Ith the Commercial club directors In
10 morning. The city In which the
emventlon la held Is expected to en
urtaln the visiting delegates and to
icot the expenacs of the convention
mounting to n little e > ver $200.
The annual state convention of the
' . M. C. A. occurs In February , the
ilace of meeting being determined
omo months provloua by the execu-
Ivo board of the organization. "Our
1m , " said Mr. Slmonds In Norfolk
la to hold the meeting in some city
vherc the association has not obtained
i foothold but where the situation Is
trongly favorable to the organization
) f a local association on a stibstantln
Mists. Experience nhows that the
state meeting creates a spirit of en
huslnsm among local Christian work
ers and paves the way for a success
ul campaign for forming a local as
social km and placing It in a suitable
lome. Last winter we met at Colum
ms and Columbus will soon have ai
association working In a $30,000 build
"The Y. M. C. A. opposes the orga
ilzatlon of a branch In any city whore
provisions are not made for a building
and for the equipment necessary li
the successful carrying out of Its work
An unmortgaged and properly equip
ped Y. M. C. A. building Insures an
ictlve association and effective work
Nebraska cities the size of Norfe > ll
liouso their associations In twenty-five
and thlrty-flve thousand dollar homes
Experience In Norfolk and elsewhori
lias proved that Christian association
not properly provided for at the tlnn
f their organization are apt to provi
unsuccessful and In time be given up
"In deciding on the location of th
convention the possibility of effectln
n local organization and the evlden
spirit of the citizens towards such ai
organization are considered. This yea
Nebraska City and Kearney , as wel
as Norfolk , have been proposed a
convention places. No Y. M. C. A. 01
ganlzatlons exist in any of these cities
The convention last year at Columbu
was attended by some 250 delegates
The convention as a rule comprise
a piogram ol four days. "
For some time sentiment has bee
expressed In Norfolk favorable to a
organization that would furnish a sath
erlng place other than the street t
the young men of the city.
F. Moore of Crelghton Is In the clt
A. J. Steffes of Humphrey is In Nor
J. J. Stllson of Atkinson Is in the
| D. B. Richards was up from Fro-
o' mont Sunday.
John Kremer of Verdel was In the
F. A. Chllds of Tllden was in the
E. C. Olday of Atkinson spent Sun
day In Norfolk.
Otto Schaublo of Pilger was In Norfolk -
W. L. Stanton of Lynch was In Nor
P. C. Paulson of Winnetoon was in
M. Nichols was a Foster visitor in
George W. Myers of Nellgh stopped
In Norfolk Saturday.
Mrs. P. II. Barrett of Long Pine Is
a Norfolk visitor today.
E. H. Hunter of Oakdalo was a Sat
urday visitor in the city.
Mrs. A. Ausburn and Miss Marie
Page of Naper stopped in the city Sat
Louis Sommer of
Randolph was a
Sunday visitor in Norfolk.
George I * Bernard of Grand Island
was In Norfolk Saturday.
N. P. Poole , a former employe of
the Norfolk hospital , was in Norfoli'
from Omaha this morning on his way
to testify In the hospital cases nt Mad-
Mlaa May Cunningham of Wayne
spent Sunday In Norfolk.
Miss Clara Dunham of Stuart \\aa
a Norfolk visitor yesterday.
August Sticper and John Frlsch were
up from Madison yesterday.
.1. II. Hanloy of Snyder waa In Nor
folk for a few houra yeaterday.
C. A. Urandenburgh of Bellwood waa
In Norfolk Saturday between trains.
H. E. Spencer of Falrflold was a
business visitor in Norfolk Saturday.
J. P. Rlddlo and Guy Douel of
Crelghton were visitors In the city
Contractor O. P. Herrlck of Dca
Molnes la In Norfolk in connection
with the aowor construction.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Beawlck , who
went to California laat fall , arrived In
the city yeaterday , glad to bo back in
Tralnmaater E. O. Mount went to
Claude Clark returned Saturday
evening from Omaha.
Cecil Miller went to Dpnver Monday
to join his father , L. A. Miller.
Sherman Wllloy left Saturday evenIng -
Ing for Loat Springs , Wyo. , to Inapect
Miss Bertha Pilger returned to her
schex ) ! at Stanton today after a week's
visit In the city.
Mlas Edith Schnun arrived homo
last evening from a few days' visit
with friends at Missouri Valley , Iowa.
Miss Lizzie Schram returned last
night from Fort Dodge , Iowa , where
she went to attend a cousin's wed
George Hume and Miss Besslo Gil-
lesplo of Madison returned home Sun
day after a few days' visit with friends
Miss Emma Cronk of Thurston , has
been visiting nt the home of her uncle ,
A. D. Howe , for several days. She
will return homo today.
A moving plcturo company , presentIng -
Ing llfo sized reproductions of the fa
mous Oberammcrgau Passion play ,
will bo the attraction at the Auditori
um tonight. An excellent lecture ac
companies the pictures. Prices arc
lOc , 20c and 30c.
Julius AltschulQr , one of the prlncl
ial witnesses for the state in the cass -
s against four former insane hospital
ittendants who are to bo tried at Mad-
son this week on charges of assault
.vlth . Intent to do great bodily harm ,
iv.as In Norfolk Sunday from his homo
The whistle at the city pumping sta-
Ion , under the hand of Gus Graul , has
resumed signalling the hours of 7 a.
n. , 12 noon , 1 p. m. and G p. m. Not
'or many years has the water station
ivhlstlo been used for these hours anil
ts return to life is appreciated by the
: > ubllc at large.
Roland Langcr left Norfolk Sunday
: o enter Boyle's business college Ir
Omaha , preparatory to taking a place
with a bank at Davenport , Old. , o
which his brother , A. J. Langer , is
president. The bank is soon to be in
corporated as the First National haul
of Davenport. A. J. Langer was for
merly of Humphrey.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Crum , a daughter.
B. H. Lulknrt has sold his bankliif ,
Interests at Tllden to a banker from
Miss Teresa Wecker entertained
few of her friends last night at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Sol Mayer.
Henry Birch , a patient at the hos
pltal whose death occurred Friday
was taken to his former home in Bat
tie Creek Saturday for burial.
Hal McCormick has purchased a
tract of land from Fred Karo , north
of town , and will go Into the poultry
and livestock business on a small
W. A. Wagner has made arrange
ments for the purchase of the Truman
property on East Norfolk avenue. It
will be occupied by his stepson , O.
Nadlne Cole , the little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs , H. J. Cole , was taken
very ill with appendicitis Saturday
evening. Today her condition was
very much improved.
Dr. and Mrs , J. M. Alden of Pierce
were Sunday visitors in Norfolk. Dr.
Alden was formerly superintendent at
the Insane hospital and went to Madi
son as a witness. Ho Is just home
C. J. Reed , who recently sold his
share In the Reed barber shop to El
mer Reed , has bought a seven-acre
tract of land from Barney Edwards ,
north of the city , and will raise live
stock and poultry on the place. He
has already moved to the farm. He
will , however , continue to work in the
barber shop during the day.
J. F. Walton of this city has re
ceived a newspaper from Miller , S. D. ,
giving a picture and write-up of his
parents who have been married for
sixty-four years and who have lived
In Hand county twenty-four years.
The /Jlder Walton Is eighty-five years
of age and the mother Is eighty-two.
They are said to have the largest fam
ily In the state of South Dakota , there
being ICC descendants living , includ
ing four generations. There are fif
teen children , 117 grandchildren , and
forty-six great grandchildren.
Andrew Fulton , a Norfolk business
college student who had completed his
work at the college , left some three
weeks ago for a visit nt his homo
southeast of Plalnviow. Exposed to
the measles in Norfolk , ho was taken
down with the disease on hla arrival
homo. Other members of the family
were taken III. word of the death of
the mother , Mrs. John Fulton , having
be > en received in Norfolk last week.
On account of the serious illness of
the entire family it was necessary to
nostpono the funeral services until
i some future date.
COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS LINE
UP FOR CONFLICT.
WINNERS WON , LOSERS LOST
Score Was 16 to 7 The Sun Smiled
Down Upon the Diamond and the
First Game of the Season Was
Waged In Earnest.
( From Montlay'B Dally. ]
The Run smiled In Norfolk Sunday
afternoon when commercial travolera
stopping in the city smaahed the base
mil season wide open , played a 1C to
7 game on the old show grounds and
) renounced Norfolk's baseball season
to bo ofllclally and formally "opened. "
Norfolk fans , who have been rather
.Imld In Introducing the "season , " may
jrlng their paraphernalia boldly forth ,
'or the commercial men stopping at
the Pacific Sunday afternoon pro
claimed that spring had come , that
the baseball season had arrived on an
early morning train and that the
watchword should bo "play ball. " Po-
itlcal , sectarian and geographical
lues were not drawn In the season's
first game , the sixteen scores being
made by the "winners , " the seven by
the "losers. " Th ? traveling men lined
up for their first game as follows :
Smiling Winners Tearful Losers
Lytlo p Ilartllcb
Rock c Menzel
Martlndalo Ib Firkins
Woolman 2b Lassere
Sweet ss Arter
Marshall 3b Reynolds
Hustln rf Larson
Skoals cf Hclery
Kennells If . Oles
The score : ,
Winners 12030-10-1 2 1C
Losers 31300000 0 7
Dust From the Diamond.
Oley Firkins covered moro than first
base and bumped his pedal extremi
ties Into everything that rolled his
Arter played for the grandstand
which ought to have been , but wasn't.
Hartlleb's graceful curves and Las-
sere's glass arm stops were perfectly
One hundred errors were conceded
mostly on the other side.
The victorious battery was all to
the good , Lytlo's "slow drops" having
the most approved curve.
Norfolk Plays at Nellgh.
Nellgh , Neb. , April 8. Special to
The News : , The first baseball game
of the season was played Saturday af
ternoon In this city at Riverside part
between the Norfolk and Nellgh high
school teams. The game was inter
rupted In the fifth Inning by a heavy
downpour of rain and further progress
was made impossible. The score a
that time was 7 to 8 In favor of the
, visitors. Both teams are evenly
matched , but plainly showed that prac
tice was much needed on both sides
A return game is to bo played at Nor
folk in the near future when It is ex
pected that the majority of the score
will show In favor of the Nellgh boys
SPLIT LOG DRAG WORTH USING
Farmers Would Benefit by Getting Bet
ter Acquainted With it.
Madison county farmers ought to
get bettor acquainted with the King
split log drag. This Is the opinion 01
Secretary D. Mathewson of the Com
merclal club , who having seen a modi
flcatlon of the King drag "make good
on the city streets of Norfolk , is anx
lous to see Madison county reap .t
advantages that would come from the
use of the split log drags on the conn
The question la a pertinent one a
this time with the season of spring
rains and impassable roads at hand
Bad roads are a source of loss to both
farmer and merchant. To the farmer
It often means Inability to reach n
good market , heavy hatillng , loss o
time and profit. A good road cuts in
two the distance between the farm
house and the city. Norfolk mer
chants can tell the condition of the
country roads by the size of their
"In Norfolk the city has given the
log road-drag a careful test and the
results have been convincing , " sale
Mr. Mathewson. "The King road draj ,
gives a great amount of service In
good road making at less expense than
any other method of keeping up road
that I know of.
"The Commercial club introduced
the drags Into Norfolk more than
year ago and time has demonstrate
the wisdom of their use. Norfolk ha
been using two drags , one made o
four-Inch1 oak planks and ono con
structed from split oak piling donate
to the Commercial club by the North
western railroad. The latter drag 1
doing the beat work and Is probably
the style of road machine that the clt ;
should build us new drags are needed
"This spring we saw the rough win
ter roads smoothed down In a com
paratlvoly short time by the drags
The Commercial club has done gooc
missionary work but moro seems need
ed. Norfolk Is convinced of the merits
of the drag but in the surrounding
country the split log drag has made
lltttlo or no progress. Commlsslone
Taft has interested hlmaelf in the drag
but no 'effort has been made on the
part of any considerable number o
our farmers to give this simple road
machine an adequate test. As a matter - ' i
tor of fact the King drag is bettor
adapted to country roads than to city
"Experience has shown that the
Imo to use the drag la when the roaH
s juat drying. In addition to leveling
ip the road the effect of the drag U
o harden the surface of the road Into
a kind of natural cement. This effect
an not bo secured on the city street
because the street Is being constantly
tit up by passing teams. In the cou-
ry opportunity IB afforded for the
oads to harden after they have boea
puddled" over by the drag.
"If the farmers would unlto on this
natter they could have comparatively
jood roada throughout the county At
Ittlo or no cost. A light King split
e > g drag that two horaes can pull with
ease represents a slight expenditure
of money. The proper time to drai ;
ho roads la when they juat atari to
Iry. Following a rain a farmer cannot
vork In the field and ho could not er-
pend hla time to moro advantage to
ilmaclf and hla neighbors than In road
linking with a King drag. "
City May be Made One of 10,000 by
Proper Effort Here.
Norfolk TlmcsTrlbune : "Thero ( *
a tide In the affairs of men , or of ft
city , which , taken nt the Hood , leads
on to fortune. " Two years ago when.
Uncle Sam started to erect the finest
building he has ever built In a city of.
.his size and the Northwestern rail
road company laid out and began to
mild the extensive switch yarda and
splendid roundhouse and machine
shops , which they have since complet
ed the tide for the rapid development
of Norfolk set in with a strong cur
rent. Many of our , enterprising citi
zens caught the Inspiration and began
the erection of splendid residences
ind comfortable cottages. The city
was fortunate in having a mayor and
council who stood ready to "do things"
and a movement was started to Install
a comprehensive sewer system , now
almost completed , and to pave ho
business streets of the city , the ordi
nance for which was passed and the
cement gutters put In last year along1
both sides of the streets. In addition
to all this , miles upon miles of cement
walks and crossings were laid. Nor
folk may be said to have suddenly
awakened from a long period of Inac
tion and to have entc.'cd upon an era ,
of Improvement that will laud her In
the front rank of Nebraska cities in a
very few years.
Only for the misdirected efforts of
a few of our citizens , one of whom has
already seen his mistake , * nd prepar
ing to leave the city , wo lould hare
had a magnificent Northwestern depot
In the heart of the city ; as the restric
tions are removed wo may yet get the
depot , but the point wo desire to em
phasize is that having started on the
broad highway of improvement , keep
the-ball rolling. Think of what we
have accomplished In the short space
of two years. Having put our hand
to the plow let us not turn back or fall
asleep by the wayside. We all have
faith in the future of our city and let
us show our faith by words and our
works. Norfolk can be made a city
of 10,000 people within ten years and
the value 'of every piece of property ,
and the business of every individual
doubled , but we must "do things. " In
action will leave us where we are.
We must get Industries and factories
In our city that will furnish employ
ment for our own people and for those
who desire to come here to live. We
must encourage other jobbing houses
to locate here and make this a general
distributing point. It will be that
some time , why not have it now ? Our
merchants should let the people northwest -
west of us know that they will sell as
cheap as Omaha does and stop the
tralnloads of shoppers here , who are
going to Omaha every day. All of this
can be done and done' easily If our
business people will all unite In doing
CHICAGO PAPER DOUBLES PRICE
Sunday American , Result of Condi
tions , Goes to Ten Cents.
For the first time , Chicago Sundar
papers were sold at 10 cents In Nor
folk. The Chicago American , which .V. .
had always sold for 5 has been doubled
In cost. The advance In price is duo
to a constant advance In the cost of
producing a newspaper . Print paper
has gone up very materially Ink has
increased in cost and labor has gone
up. The public Is called upon to par
the freight In this instance by u dou
bled price of subscription. .
Funeral at Alnsworth.
Ainsworth , Neb. , April 8. Special
to The News : John Ferneau , an old
soldier and old settler , was buried hero
yesterday afternoon and the funeral
procession was the largest that has
ever been seen In Alnsworth. The deceased -
ceased was a German , born In 1835.
He was a member of company B , For
ty-sixth Wisconsin regiment.
Court On At Alnsworth.
Alnsworth , Neb. , April 8. Special
to The News : District court convened
here today with Judge Harrington on
the bench. There Is a light docket
Three divorce cases are to bo tried.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Is Both
Agreeable and Effective.
Chamberlain's Cough Komedy baa
no superior for coughs , colds and
croup , and the fact that it is pleasant r
to take and contains nothing In any
way Injurious has made It a favorlta
with mothers. Mr. W. S. Pelham , a
merchant of Klrksvllle , Iowa , aaya :
"For moro than twenty years Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy has been inr
leading remedy for all throat trouble * ,
It is especially successful In cases of
croup. Children like It and my customers -
tomers who have used It will not take
any other. " For sale by Leonard the
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