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THE NORFOLK WKKICLY NEWS-JOURNAL : FRIDAY , APRIL 12 , IH07.
NORFOLK CHURCHES UNITE TO
SECURE STATE CONVENTION.
WOULD BE HELD IN FEBRUARY
Committee From Norfolk Churches
VIII Urge Norfolk's Claims May
Mean the Establishment of an As
sociation In Norfolk.
Following the action of the Commer
cial club directors In endorsing the
movement to have the next state con
vention of the Young Men's Christian
association meet In Norfolk , a de
termined effort has been organized
to bring the meeting to this city. The
Interests of Norfolk In securing the
state convention will bo looked after
by a committee representing the
Tills general committed Is expected
to unite the churches of the city In an
effort to bring the meeting to Norfolk
and in arranging for the gathering
after the convention is secured. The
Methodist church will be represented
on the committee by Rev. J. L. Val-
low and L. M. Beeler , the Baptist
church by Rev. P. W. Benjamin and
E. E. Coleman , the First Congrega
tional church by Rev. W. J. Turner
and G. T. Sprecher. Other additions
to the committee are expected to be
It Is the practice of the Y. M. C.
A. to hold Its conventions in some
city where the association has no
local organization but where the con
ditions are favorable for Instituting a
prosperous association furnished with
a substantial homo and necessary
equipment Assistant Secretary E. J.
Slmonds thinks that the state execu
tive committee may bo shown that
these conditions exist in Norfolk. The
location of the February convention
will be tormined by this comittce
sometime during the next few months.
Before leaving Norfolk Tuesday Mr.
Simonds said : "The last two years.
have seen a half million dollars going
Into Y. M. C. A. buildings over the
state of Nebraska. Central City ,
York , Fremont , Hastings , Beatrice ,
Lincoln and Omaha have built or are
building Y. M. C. A. buildings to cost
$10,000 to $300,000. Towns the size of
Norfolk are putting up about $25,000
vr * * . "The state convention In Columbus
& last February resulted in the raising
JL of $30,000 In six weeks for a new
T "An Investment In young men's character -
! acter is the safest and surest Invest
ment the business men of this world
are making today. President Roosevelt
velt says the Y. M. C. A. Is the greatest -
est trust In America but ho calls it
the 'Ideal Trust' With over $2,000-
000 Invested In buildings and equip
ment , It is the greatest physical trainIng -
Ing school in the world , has the largest
i night schools In existence and the
11 greatest band of Christian men in the
f "If Norfolk is to secure the state
f convention and later a fine $25,000
, building everyone must begin to plan
and talk big things. "
S. Beck went to Stanton this morn
Mrs. Fred LInerode was In Omaha
Thomas Brown of Dixon Is In Nor
John Riley of Bridgeport was In
Norfolk over night.
William Ludden was up from Mad
Dr. Bertha Ahlman Is home from
Hot Springs , Ark.
Dr. J. M. Alden of Pierce was in
C. A. Robinson of Kearney spent
yesterday in Norfolk.
Miss Edna Slaughter of Lincoln was
In Norfolk yesterday.
a L. Carter of Ponca stopped In
I Norfolk yesterday.
> Dr. Thomas of Pierce was a Nor
folk visitor yesterday.
Miss Ruby Tostelns Is visiting her
sister , Mrs. H. A. Haley.
Mrs. F. L. Estabrook returned from
Omaha Wednesday evening.
Dr. H. L. Kindred of Meadow Grove
was In the city yesterday.
W. A. Wilbur of Clinton was ; In the
city for a few hours yesterday.
S. T. Napper Is back from a busl
ness visit to the Rosebud country.
W. H. Clark and son returned yes
terday from a visit made to Ho
Springs , S. D.
Anton Hakl of Tyndall was a Soutl :
Dakota visitor in Norfolk yesterday.
H. E. Neff and Andrew Hanson were
yv Plalnvlew visitors in Norfolk today.
O. C. Anderson of West Point was
] in Norfolk for a few hours yesterday ,
' ; : . A. D. Howe was In Madison yester
, ; day , returning to Norfolk last evening
' * ' ' Mr. and Mrs. Phlll Beck and twt
nans who have been visiting with Mr
. & Beck's brother , Win. Beck , returned
< > to their home In Battle Creek last
* ' , Clyde Beach of Bonesteel , formerly
; / , ' , of Norfolk , Is visiting with friends and
--w. John Clark sold his property on
* ft First street to Mr. McKlver
Charley Darnell went to the coal
chutes this morning.
Frank Cunningham and Mr. Brad
ley are having now cement walks put
In front of their homes.
' . Willie Smith of Battle Creek Is vis-
itlng with his uncle , William Beck
and family. .
It IB said that soda fountains In
Norfolk will open for the summer's
uslness about April 20.
Ed Fisher , who baa boon working
nt of Fremont , came homo sick ,
Trinity Social guild will give their
ast dancing party of the season nt
larquardt hall this evening.
The ladles' Trinity guild will meet
1th Mrs. Troutman Friday afternoon
t 2:110 : o'clock In social session ,
Mosaic lodge No. 55 , A. P. ft A. M. ,
iltlatcd two candidates Into the E.
degree of the onler Tuesday even-
Mrs. E. O. Mount Is rapidly recov-
ring from the effects of the opera-
on for appendicitis and Is able to bo
ut a little.
Mrs. T. E. Odlorno was surprised
hursday afternoon by an Informal
arty arranged by friends , the occa-
on being her birthday.
Mrs. Frlcko will entertain the La
ics Aid society of the Presbyterian
Intrch tomorrow afternoon at 3
'clock ' In her home on North Twelfth
, H. P. Slaughter , ihe Gregory county
anker , Is contemplating the erection
' n handsome residence In Gregory ,
. D. The new homo will cost at
Mat $7,000. Architect J. C. Stltt has
een called on to prepare the plans.
Three of the local lire companies
re to elect ofllcers during the next
ew weeks. The several elections are
nnounccd as follows : West Side
ese company , May 7 ; Pioneer Hook
nil Ladder company , May 1 ; Queen
Ity hose company , April 19.
Duffy Brothers , Norfolk Implement
calers , are going to retire from the
nplement business. W. P. Duffy will
omaln In Norfolk as the local rep re-
entativo of the Case threshing ma-
bine company , while E. L. Duffy in-
ends to locate on a farm cither in the
osobud country or In western Ne-
The collapse of a bridge two miles
est of Missouri Valley on the North-
cstern , slightly injured three engi-
eers P. II. Kinney , Herman Rose
ml Edward Wcrle and stopped
ains for a time. A dredge is work-
ig at that point. A derrick , which
ilsed up the bridge to allow the
redge to work and which lowered the
ridge Into place when trains wanted
o pass , toppled over and the bridge ,
errick and dredge are In the water ,
rains got through again by yesterday
Beginning with today , trains be-
wcen Norfolk and Sioux City will not
top nt South Sioux City and tickets
ought for the interstate trip to and
om Sioux City , wijl bo charged for
nly at the rate of two cents per mile ,
1th fifteen cents additional for the
Ilssouri river bridge. It is said that
ils change is in no way an attempt
0 retaliate upon South Sioux City for
10 new two-cent rate In Nebraska ,
ut that for years the schedule has not
rovlded for the stop at South Sioux
The general committee , which is to
epresent the churches of the city in
he effort to secure the next state con
dition of-the Young Men's Christian
ssociatlon for Norfolk , has been re-
nforced by Rev. J. W. Morgan and L.
H. Lederer from the Presbyterian
liurch. The personnel of the commit-
eo as announced is as follows : Rev.
. L. Vallow and L. M. Beeler , Meth-
dist church ; Rev. F. W. Benjamin
ml E. E. Coleman , Baptist church ;
lev. W. J. Turner and G. T. Sprecher ,
'Irst ' Congregational church ; Rev. J.
V. Morgan and L. H. Lederer , Presby-
At the residence of the bride's pa-
cnts , Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kent ,
vest of Norfolk at 10:30 : o'clock
Vednesday morning Miss Agnes Kent
vas married to Andrew J. Barnes of
Cody , Neb. , Father Thomas Walsh of
he Norfolk church of the Sacred
Heart officiating. The bride was at-
ended by Mrs. Snyder of Battle
reek , the groom by John Kent It
vas a pretty home wedding with some
hirty relatives of the bride and
jroom ; In attendance. Following the
ceremony Mr , and Mrs. Barnes left on
1 weste'rn trip before making their
ionic at Cody. The bride of Wednes-
lay is the charming daughter of one
of the oldest and best known citizens
> f Madison county.
The minstrel show to be given lo
be Norfolk band at the Auditorium
April 22 will be for the purpose of
raising funds with which to purchase
lew uniforms for the organization
and It will be the first opportunity
afforded Norfolk people to express
their material appreciation for the
land's existence and to help it along
Ml winter long , without making anj
fuss about it , the Norfolk bam ! has
icon steadily and substantial im
proving under the leadership of a
special bandmaster hired at a goo (
sized salary to give Instruction. The
band has been able , through dancts
to raise enough fi-.d : , ' .o pay its regu
lar expenses , which amounted to
about $75 per month. And no public
contributions of any sort have been
asked. . Norfolk is trying to make
arrangements for band conce-is dur
Ing the coming summer and the sug
gestlon Is being received with enthus
lasm all over the city. The ban I feelb
that the patronage given upon tlu
occasion of its amateur minstrel nho\\
will In a largo measure guage tna rc.i
Interest felt In the organization by the
public , and therefore It is hoped that
the patronage will bo largo. The
band members are now Industriously
rehearsing their roles for the minstrel
show , and It Is said that a first class
performance will bo the result. Music
for the event Is being arranged by the
leader , Mr. Vradenburg , and some
of the best talent In the city will bo
represented In Uio production. Good
Specialties will punctuate the pro
OLD LICENSES LAPSE WEEK TOO
JTART BAN ON BRICK WALKS
Ity Council Discovers That Saloon
Licenses Die April 30 and No New
Ones Can be Granted Till May 7.
But City Will Probably Keep Faith.
Will Norfolk welcome her new city
dmliilstratlon Into office on May 7
'Ith an accumulated "thirst" of a
cek's duration ? Will Norfolk wres-
e with the "lid" problem for seven
nys and enjoy week's experiment
Ith prohibition ?
Apparently there will be no liquor
censes In force In Norfolk between
prll 30 and May 7 of thin year. The
Ity statutes provide that the liquor
cense granted an applicant shall be
i force "from the date of such II-
onso to the end of the municipal
ear. " Through a clerical error lost
ear all licenses were advertised and
ranted to expire on April 30. The
ew licenses can not bo brought Into
ffect before May 7 , the beginning of
10 now municipal year.
The discovery of the mistake ere-
led no little excitement among the
ty officials. As the matter was slm-
ly the result of a technical mistake
city attorney Is of the opinion that
10 council can carry out the spirit of
10 law and take action permitting
saloons to run under their old II-
enso until the expiration of the inn-
Iclpal year. The matter will bo care-
illy Investigated , however , before the
ouncil carries out Its part of what
10 councllnieii consider to bo a vlr-
ml contract entered Into in good
lith mid supposed at the time to cov-
r the regular license period.
Nevertheless the vision of a "dry"
> wn is apt to create something of a
Ir about the city , when It becomes
nown that a week of seven "dry"
ays seems even remotely Impending.
C. B. Durland was elected mayor of
'orfolk on Tuesday. April 2 , recolv-
ig a majority of 185 over his repub-
can opponent , J. D. Sturgeon. A' '
ew democratic city administration
fi\\ \ \ take charge of the city govern-
lent on Tuesday , May 7. All this was
olemnly announced at the close of
lie official canvass of election returns
lade by the city council at lust even-
ng's session. It was the first official
ccognltion of the results of this
The official returns were virtually
lie same as the unofficial figures pub-
shed in The News. The successful
andidates and their majorities as can-
assed last night are as follows : C.
B. Durlnnd , mayor , 185 ; Julius Hulff ,
lerk , 47 ; Julius Haase , treasurer , 2C7 ;
} . F. Elseley , police judge , 14 ; H. Sal
mon , city engineer , 353 ; S. W. Garvin ,
"irst ward councilman , Gl ; E. B.
auffman , Second ward councilman ,
4 ; J. Degner , Third ward council-
nan , 1C ; Pat Dolan , Fourth ward coun-
ilman , 81 ; members board of educa-
ion , A. Degner , 110 , S. G. Dean , 49 ,
homas Shlvely , 41. The vote on the
chool bonds , as announced In The
S'ews , stood 575 for the issue and 145
City Cleric HulfT was Instructed to
ssue certificates of election to the sue-
essful candidates. The now city of-
cials will take their seats on May 7 ,
lie members of the board of educa-
ion on May C.
The city council meeting last even-
ng was held In thf > city clerk's office ,
he fire department meeting occupy-
ng the assembly room at the city
mil. The council meeting lasted until
icar the midnight hour and was at-
ended by all members save Grotty ,
Craven and Stafford.
At the request of Spitzer & Co. , the
' 'oledo bond house who have contract-
d to purchase the $40,000 Hewer bond
ssue , a resolution was Introduced in
he council confirming and ratifying
the issuance of the bonds and direct
ng that the bonds be turned over to
Spitzer & Co. on the payment of the
nirchaso price into the city treasury ,
t seems that the council had neglect
ed to take the required technical ac
ion after the approval of the bonds
> y the Norfolk voters. The resolution
ntroduced last night and put on first
reading was offered to clear the rec
Are After Brick Walks.
The ordinance requested by Mayor
Friday placing the official "ban" of
city disapproval on brick walks In
Norfolk was also offered and placed
on first reading. If the ordinance
pasr.es all Norfolk sidewalks laid In
the future must be constructed of
stone , cement or "artificial stone. "
To Open Avenue.
The council last evening took steps
towards opening Pnsewalk avenue
across the Union Pacific right of way
between Eleventh and Twelfth streets
The council voted that that part o
Pasowalk avenue abutting on the
Union Pacific right of way be opened
and that the railroad company bo re
quired to construct a crossing over
the tracks. A portion of the land to
bo opened belongs to Carl Wolfe and
the council agrees to pay Mr. Wolfe
$150 for the land required. Of this
amount A. Fisher , who asked to have
the street opened , is to pay $25 and
donate that portion of the street which
stands In his name.
Police Court Business Dull.
The police judge's report showed
that police court fines during the past
two months had brought $23 Into the
treasury. A proposition by F. W.
Klentr. to Hprlnklo the Hroots ! nt a
cunt of $20 n month to dm city watt
left to bu passed on by the new coun-
To Flush Sewer.
Water fiom the Northfork rlvnr will
be used to llunh the now sewer sys
tem. The council last evening voted
for a sewer extension of twelve Inch
pipe running about 500 feet beyond
Norfolk nvonuo and carrying the wa
ter of thu Northfork above the mill
dam Into the sewer when desired.
The extension will bo built by Con
tractor Derrick on the contract prlco
schedule and will cost Norfolk about
$700. The extension was ordered ,
Hrumniund , Haase , Klosaii and Math *
owson voting for and Spollmnn
against. The council also directed
that the city water mains should bo
raised over the sewer pipes where the
mains blocked the progress of the
A committee consisting of Councilmen -
men Mathewson and Haaseviis
named by Mayor Friday to adjust the
damages claimed by Gust Miichmuol-
ler on account of the sewer system
passing over his land south of the
The council will meet In adjourned
session Saturday evening.
LITTLE PUGILIST IS ALSO ARTIST
TO MEET ROSEBUD CHAMPION
Chlngway , "The Indian Wonder" of
Southern South Dakota , Will Strug
gle for Honors With Sullivan at
Boncstccl on April 17.
Bonestoel , S. D. , April 10. Tommy
Sullivan and Chlngway , "tho Indian
wonder , " have signed articles for a
wrestling match , catch-as-catch-cun , In
Boncsteel ] on the night of April 17.
Sullivan is the prl/.o-llghtor who re
cently < stopped Jack Farrell in three
rounds i here. No one knew that ho
was also a wrestler until ho offered to
go | on with Chlngway , who was look
ing I for a watch. It lias since been
learned that Sullivan was a profes-
lonnl wrestler before he took up the
ing as offering a greater Held for
hysical prowess , and a hot contest is
> eked for.
Chlngwny IK an Indian who lives In
Matte , and is the amateur champion
f Gregory , Charles Mix and Douglas
ountles , which title ho has thus far
iccessfully defended , having never
Ray Sattcrlee went to Crelghton to-
ay whore he will work on the saw
ill ! .
Assistant Road Foreman of Engines
Ivan Williams of Missouri Valley was
ere today looking after the compa-
Plilll McNeely , William Alton's
hlef clerk , Is now fixed to do his
vriting on the typewriter.
Engineer Frank Ohler has been as-
Igned to run 41 and 42 , between Oinn-
a and Lincoln.
Bill Lewis returned homo from
Scribner yesterday where he has been
Christian Henrltz went to Rainbow ,
. T. , yesterday on business.
The E. V. P. boys entertained the
Z.'s and a number of other girl
rlends In Railroad hall last night with
i club dance. All present had a very
Al Wilkinson drove the wagon yes-
erday In Nathan Smothers' place.
Ir. Smothers is quite sick.
Mrs. Harry Alexandra and Grandpa
Jnrvlance both had boilers stolen Mon-
ay night. Mrs. Alexandra's was stol-
n from her porch and Mr. Purviance's
rom the pump , where he had filled It
vlth ashes. It is thought that the boll
rs were taken by young scamps for
he copper bottoms.
CHARLES H. JOHNSON TO TIl.DEN
Former Furniture Man Has Engaged
In Business There.
This week's issue of the Tllden Clt-
zen contains an advertisement of
Charles H. Johnson , who has appnr
ently engaged in the furniture bust
less at that place. Mr. Johnson re
cently disposed of his furniture store
here to Klcsau & Randklev.
FACE SHOT OFF.
Man From Boyd County Is Taken to
With his ear and a large portion of
ano side of his face shot off , a mm :
was taken through Norfolk on the
early train from Boyd county enronte
, o Omaha for surgical treatment. It was
said he had been in a light and tha
Ills face had been made a shotgun tar
get A surgeon accompanied the man
His name and details of the fight wor
Many of the classified ads. have thel
" " " " In
origin In "clashes" and "collisions"
business life and Ispasslonato watch
ers of the want ads. profit through
Bad Stomach Trouble Cured.
Having been sick for the past two
years with a bad stomach trouble , a
friend gave me a dose of Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They did mo so much good that I
bought a bottle of them and have used
twelve bottles In all. Today I am well
of a bad stomach trouble. Mrs. John
Lowe , Cooper , Maine. These tablets
are for sale by Leonard the druggist
ORMER INSANE HOSPITAL ATTENDANT -
TENDANT CASE UP ,
LTSCHULER FIRST TO TESTIFY
aunty Attorney Kocnlnstoln Says
State Will Show That Patient Presser -
ser Came Into Hospital Unmarked
and Received Bruises From Ellis ,
Madlmm , Neb. , April 9. Special to
ho News : The cano of the Htato
gainst Forrest Ellin , the llrnl of four
IHOH against former allendantii at
10 Norfolk Insane hospital charged
Ith assault with Intent to do bodily
inn to patients , began hero today In
strict court , Judge Welch presiding.
It required all of yesterday after-
Don and until 10 thin morning to noire -
ire a Jury. The first venire was
nod up , only nine jurors being MO-
ired from It The wltnoHHOn for the
ate against Ellis are : W. H. Biggs ,
i old man and formerly an attend-
it ; Julius Altsclmlor , formerly an at-
'iidnnl ' ; and Dr. F. M. Nicholson , for-
physician at the Institution.
Jury In Ellin Case.
Following Is the Jury In the Ellin
iso : I/'onard Brown , W. II. Daniel ,
1) . Flchter , William Hunmi , A. K.
sborne , Tom Rcevon , Alex Reeves ,
N. Vail , Henry Wltzel , Ben DavlH ,
Illlam Frey , John Wakely.
Attorneys for the prosecution are
lounty Attorney Jack Koenlgnteln
id H. F. Banihart. Attorneys for the
: 'feuso are Hurt Mapes , M. D. Tyler
id former United States Senator W.
What State Claims.
In his opening statement to the jury
oiinty Attorney KoenlgHtelu claimed
uit the Htato will be able to prove
nit 1'atlent ProHsor from Knox conn-
was examined when ho was brought
Ilio hospital and that ho had no
larks on the body ; that after death
lero were largo bruises on his body ,
o said the state would be able to
low that these bruises' were results
f kicks nilmlnlHtered by Ellis In the
ly room. He said that ho would
rove that when Presser refused to
t In a chair Ellis took hold of him ,
irew him down and kicked him.
What Defense Claims.
In his opening statement for the do-
'iise , Attorney Tyler stated that it
mild bo shown Ellis used only urdl-
ary restraint In preventing Piosser
om constantly going out of the room ;
nat restraint straps were used In
oldlng him ; that no cruelly was In-
Altscbuler First on Stand.
Julius Altschuler was the first wit-
ess. He said that the first ho knew
f Presser was when Ellis called upon
Im to assist In bathing Pn.ssor when
10 patient first canio into the hos-
Itnl , ns all new patients are bathed
first thing. He said there were
o marks on Presser nt that lime ;
; iat If there had been , he would have
n them. At a later date ho came
own stairs and saw Presser lying on
itfloor. . Ellis was kicking the pa-
On cross-examination several minor
oints were tangled up. In direct ex-
initiation AltHchuler said that this
Icking occurred the second day after
rosscr came. Biggs , testifying later ,
ild It was three days afterward. Alt-
ehulor in direct examination said he
iw Biggs In the room. On cross ex-
mlnatlon his testimony before the
ioard which Investigated the hospital
ast summer was brought , In which
Hschuler had said that ho did not
ee Biggs in the room , but presumed
e was there.
Biggs is On Stand.
Former Attendant Biggs was the
econd witness. Ho testified that this
Icking of Presser by Ellis occurred
ho second day after Presser came ,
le saw Ellis kick Presser once , turned
Is head away and then , returning his
lance , saw Ellis lifting up the patient ,
le said Ellis used profane language.
Vltschuler said he heard no words.
Mr. Biggs was tangled up on cross
xamination , which was conducted by
'ormer Senator Allen. IV-IM was
sked why he had kept silent as to
his alleged "brutality" until after he
, vas asked to resign. Ho replied that
10 had not loiter ho admitted that
ic had been asked to resign before ho
Mentioned this Incident
Defense Rests Case.
Madison , Neb. , April 10. Special to
The News : The defense In the case
of the state against Forrest Ellis , for
iner hospital attendant , rested at 11
o'clock this mornln. The state has
tried to prove all the way througl
hat the death of Patient Prosscr from
Knox county , who took to his bed three
lays after he was brought to the In
stltulon by Sheriff Burns , and who
died shortly afterward , was hastenei
by kicks administered by Forrest El
Ils. The hospital record showed tha
ho died from "senile decay. "
When Did He Receive Bruises ?
The question as to the time whei
Presser received bruises which shQwe (
up on his body after death , Is there
fore Important 'and was the point fo
much conflict It was proven that h
had severe bruises on his body afte
death. Attendant Altschuler testlfie
that ho had no bruises when ho cam
and that he was kicked by Ellis th
second day after ho arrived ; Bigg
corroborated ; Dr. Aldcn , former su
porlntendont , testified he was callc
Into the bathroom when Presser cam
and found severe bruises which bac
apparently been received several dayn
before ( ho in'iiii eamo to Norfolk ; Dr.
Nlcholmm , former phyMlelaii , loMtllloil
that hu examined Promtcr nfter the
third day , when he look to hU bed ,
and found briilm-n In the primary HIIIKC ,
which could not have boon Inlllolod
mom than tine day before ; JoVlliw ,
ahio under Indictment , toHflllod 1'roH-
sur had no linilnon when he eamo.
IOIIIH denied every liliiii'K" made , do-
( ilnrhiK that the ( loom were waxed and
Hllppory ' and that I'roiuior Hllpped down
and that ho picked up the patient , with ,
out kicking him.
The prosecution succeeded In gut
ting Introduced an Interchange of lot-
torn belweeii AllHchuler and Dr. Alden.
Altseliulor wrote a letter to Dr. Alden
after a Lincoln paper had printed a re
port declaring AllHohulcr was cruel.
In his letter AltHchuler told Dr. Alden
that he "had kept the promlHo to say
nothing , " and ( hat unlcHH this error
was corrected "there would be HOIIIU
Interesting reading In the newspa
pers. " He iilKo said that ho had re
fused to Join Wolfe In an affidavit
making ehurgoH agalimt the hospital.
Dr. Alden'H letter , replying , disclaimed
any knowledge of dm report affecting
Altschiilor and expressed thanks for
AltHchuler'H "kindness" in the matter.
Dr. Alden , on the stand , was pressed
for an explanation as to what he meant
when ho IhanUod AltHchuler for kind-
IIOHH. Ho mild ho meant that he ap
preciated AltHohuler'H refusal to sign
an affidavit making charges against
Biggs watt the first wittiest ! called In
Court Adjourns at Alnsworth.
AliiHworth , Neb. , April 10. Special
to The News : District court ml-
Joiirnod here last night There were
only a few cases In foreclosure , equity
and divorce. Two divorces were
granted but Judge Harrington contin
ued the divorce case of ( Jeorgo Lamb-
ley vs. bin wife , Abble , because she
had no attorney.
MRS. GEORGE DUDLEY VERY ILL
Life Despaired of Sunday Night But
Morning Brought Improvement.
MI-H. George Dudley. HIwas tak
en dangerously 111 at her home In Nor
folk Sunday. The attending physi
cians fear a tumorous growth in the
brain. Sunday evening life was de
spaired of , but Monday morning tlto
condition of the sick woman showed
Improvement Two brothers , William
McDonald of Meadow drove and
Thomas McDonald of Tlldon and bur
daughter , MKH | Mable Harrison of Nor
folk , are at the liedHlde. Hurt Harri
son of Oakland , Iowa , and Arthur liar-
rlson of Council Bluffs , KOIIH of Mrs.
Dudley , were expected In Norfolk .Mon
day. At noon HIO ! was resting easier
ut was Htill very 111.
F. / . McGlnnls ban resigned as
gent of the Omaha Elevator company
nd H. Warner has been appointed to
11 the vacancy.
Fred Terry has commenced work
H asseHsor of this township.
Sol. Raniiey of Washta , Iowa , is the
nest of his brother Frank.
Don. Smith of Ncllgh IH the guest
f Ills aunt , Mrs. H. Warner.
O. D. MuiiKon writes from Omaha
uit ho will return to Warnervllk-
ve before the first of May.
IRE DEPARTMENT HOLDS AN
LAME FIGHTERS ARE PLEASED
Excellent Set of Officers Has Been
Chosen to Handle Volunteer Fire
Department Affairs Officers Going
Out Made Record to be Proud of.
Charles Pllger will direct the fire
ghting efforts of the Norfolk fire do-
artment during the coming year In
lie capacity of chief. Mr. Pilger and
ho other officers of the company were
elected at the annual meeting of the
lepartment held last evening at the
Ity hall. The meeting was well at-
ended by members of the department.
The annual election of ofllcers re-
nl'ed In the honors of the year being
oted as follows : J. E. Haase , prt-si-
lent ; Jess Beemer , vice president ;
1. O. Klcsau. secretary ; Herman Win
er , treasurer ; M. R. Green , trubleo
or three year term ; Charles Pllgur ,
chief. Chief McCune , the present
lead of the department , declined to
stand for re-election.
The treasurer's report presented
luring the evening showed a balance
on hand of $ G22.C3. A committee from
ho department has been Instructed
to ask for bids on the erection of a
new bell and hose drying tower to re
place the present tower adjoining the
The officers who have had charge
during the past year have made an
excellent record and members of thu
department believe that the newly
elected officers will also make a rec
ord to be proud of.
Advertisers who have messages for
people of average , normal tastes and
wants should understand that such
people , In this city , read a homo news
Not the least interesting thing about
these want ads. Is the fact that they
write the final chapters In many a lit
tle story of enterprise In business life ,
and of many a well-planned but badly
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