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HIE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-J011URNAT , : FRIDAY JULY. ,9. 1907. ft
EX-MAYOR JOHN FRIDAY PROVES
IS RIGHT UP TO 5,000 , MARK
Fifty Homes Have Been Added to
Norfolk Since the Last Official Cen
sus and All Are Occupied Prac
tically 5,000 Within City Limits Now
Ex-Mayor John Friday IB not ono
who thinks that there are less people
in Norfolk today than there were two
years ago when n special census of
the city was taken at the Instance of
the city council during the first year
of his administration.
Norfolk's population has Increased
since that lost census was taken , Nor
folk's former mayor declares , and to
day In hid opinion the city Is close
upon the 5,000 mark.
During the first term of Mayor Fri
day when Norfolk was making plans
' , * for public Improvements , It was de
sired to glvo the city the rights and
privileges In the way of city legisla
tion that the state law reposes In Ne
braska cities having more than 5,000
people. To ascertain Norfolk's posi
tion a special census was ordered by
the council. When the names of Nor
folk's people had been gathered In It
was found that from the list of names
collected the city was still a few bun
dred people below the desired mark.
"As near as I can recall , " said Mr.
Friday to The News , "Wo had some
where around 4,300 people as enu
merated In that special census. No
report not official can convince mo
that we do not have more people t&
Fifty New Homes.
"This Is not a matter of sentiment
but of reason. During the last two
years new residences have been built
In all sections of Norfolk and fifty
new houses Is a very low estimate of
the new homes added to the city in
those two years. Today even with
these additional houses It Is practlC'
ally Impossible to find a vacant house
"Every new hoTiso represents on an
nvorago five additional people ,
would say that 4,700 would be a close
estimate of the people residing within
the actual city limits. A good slzei
part of the resident section of Nor
folk has never been brought wlthlr
the city limits. Norfolk Is an actua :
iclty as distinct from the incorporated
town is easily a city of considerably
more than 5,000 people. "
Norfolk Is practically a unit In
agreeing with John Friday , who last
May stepped out of the mayor's office
after serving two terms. Norfolk Is
gaining new citizens and she knows
it. She also knows that if needed
there are adjacent to the corporate
limits of the city actual residence sec
tions of Norfolk which could be Incor
porated If necessary to the city ad
vancement and whose people would
easily supply the few hundred that
might possibly be needed to make a
.city . of 5,000 people.
CONDUCTORS MAY ARREST.
( i i
Boys Who Persist In Climbing enTrains
Trains May Land in Jail.
Norfolk boys who persist In climb
ing on moving trains may find themselves -
selves one of these days spending not
less than five days In jail for the of
fense. One of the new laws which
went into effect In this state July 5
gives to railroad conductors authority
to arrest any such persons. Follow
ing Is the text of the law :
Section 1. Every person who shall
climb upon , hold or attach himself In
any manner to any locomotive engine ,
railroad train or trains of any charac
ter , while the same are In motion or
stationary , or who may ride or at
tempt to ride upon any locomotive en
gine , railroad train or trains of any
character , or any part thereof , for the
purpose and with the intent of stealIng -
Ing a ride thereon within this state
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Section 2. Authority Is hereby giv
en to and conferred upon railroad con
ductors of railroad trains to Immedi
ately arrest any person or persons
who shall be found by him violating
section 1 of this act , without warrant
or other process , and upon such arrest
to deliver the offender over to any of
ficer of the law ; and to call upon any
bystander or others for assistance
whenever the same may become nec
essary to enable him to make such ar
Section 3. Every person who shall
bo convinced of a violation of any of
the offenses mentioned In section 1 of
this act shall bo punished by Impris
onment in the county jail for a period
of not less than five days and fined not
less than five dollars , and not more
than ? 25.
DEATH OF R. E. BOWDEN.
Pioneer of Holt County and Old Sol-
dler Succumbs Here.
Richard E. Bowden , whoso death
occurred In Norfolk Friday evening and
whoso remains were taken to Agree
In Holt county Saturday evening for
burial , was ono of the pioneer sur
veyors in Holt county. Nearly thirty
years ago Bowden took out a home
stead In Holt county. There ho spent
the greater part of the last thirty
Eight months ago Mr. Bowden came
to Norfolk. The fact that ho was n
practical surveyor and a veteran of
the civil war led to the suggestion
of his nomination for city engineer
-nt the spring election. Mr. Bowdon's
name was brought forward after the
city conventions Imd boon hold but
the republican city central committee
voted to add the name of the Holt
county veteran to the city ticket.
Mr. Dowden entered the city cam
paign In the same spirit In which ho
narched to the war with a Wisconsin
glment back in the sixties. Sudden-
In the midst of the campaign It
. as found on the appearance of
: io election ballots In the city clerk's
Illco that Bowden's name had boon
milled from the ballot on account of
technicality. Hero the old man
bowed his mettle. Dropping his own
mbltlons he went on with the cam-
algn , working even harder for the
uccess of the rest of the republican
cket than ho had worked for himself
i the first days of the campaign. Al-
lough Dowden's name never went on
10 election tickets several score of
' ( Hers showed their appreciation of
10 old man's spirit by writing his
anu > on their ballots for the position
f city engineer.
For three weeks Mr. Bowden's
ealth had been falling but ho gather-
d strength the first of the menthe
o attend the minion at Nellgh , wing-
ng there for the last time with his
'omrndos ' of the war.
The Immediate cause of Mi. Dow-
en's death was blood poison.ng re-
lilting from a carbuncle on the back
f the neck. lie was sixty-eight years
Ho Is survived by a wife and four
ons. Two of the sons , Free and
joorgo , are Holt county farmers. Both
vero called to Norfolk by the news
f their father's fatal Illness.
iEORGE A. MILES OF O'NEILL IS
CHARGED WITH LIBEL.
BY SUPREME JUDGE BARNES
Criminal Proceedings Against the Ed
itor of the O'Neill Independent Are
Begun In Justice Elscley's Court in
[ From Monday's Daily.1
Criminal action against George A
Miles , editor and publisher of the
O'Neill Independent , was brought Mon
day morning In Norfolk by Supreme
Judge John B. Barnes , the crlmlna
complaint against Miles being based
on an article published In the Indepen
dent on July G , 1907. The complain
upon which Miles will be prosecuted
was filed In the justice court of C. F
Elseley by Attorney Burt Mapes.
Upon the filing of the charges In
the justice court ft warrant for Miles
arrest was at once Issued. The war
rant , It was announced , would bo
turned over to Sheriff J. J. Clement
of Madison county , who had agreed t
come to Norfolk on the noon trnln ,
The charges against Miles Set ill )
that he , George A. Miles , "unlawfully
maliciously and feloniously did com
pose , write and publish and cause to
be composed , written and published In
a certain newspaper called 'The Independent
pendent/ said newspaper having a
general circulation and being publish
ed and circulated In Holt county , Rock
county , Madison county and various
other counties In the state of Nebras
ka , a certain false , scandalous , mali
cious and defamatory libel , " the libel
being directed against Judge Barnes.
The petition recites the article
which has brought a suit for criminal
libel upon the editor of the Indepen
The penalty for criminal libel Is
from one to three years Imprisonment
In the state penitentiary.
Procedure In the case of criminal
libel action follows the general proce
dure of all criminal cases. Miles will
be arraigned in justice court , where
the opportunity for a preliminary hear
ing Is afforded to determine whether
or not the prisoner should be bound 1
over to the district court for trial.
Criminal libel admits of ball.
The warrant for the arrest of Ed
itor George A. Miles of the O'Neill In
dependent on the criminal libel charge
filed In Norfolk was placed In the
hands of Sheriff J. J. Clements late
Monday morning on the arrival of that
olllclal from Madison. Sheriff Clem
ents at the time the warrant was giv
en him could not say when the arrest
of the O'Neill editor would be made.
Sheriff Clements was brought to
Norfolk this morning by a summons
from Tllden to convey a man sup
posed to be Insane before the insanity
board at Madison. If arrangements
could bo made at Tllden to have the
man taken to Madison by other offi
cers Sheriff Clements will take this
evening's train to O'Neill. Otherwise
he must return to Norfolk with his
man and postpone the trip to O'Neill
for the Independent editor until to
Attorney Burt Mapes of Norfolk will
act as special counsel In the criminal
libel action against Editor Miles.
County Attorney Jack Koenlgsteln
will assist Attorney Mapes In the
CONCERTS ON WEDNESDAYS.
Day For Norfolk Band Concerts Is
Shifted From Friday.
Wednesday evening Is the now date
for the weekly band concerts to be
given during the next few months by
hto Norfolk band. The open air con
certs had been announced for Friday
evenings but It was decided that by
holding the weekly concerts on
Wednesdays the former evenings could
bo utilized In case of a Wednesday
T WAS CELEBRATED THIRTY-SIX
TOWN WAS ONLY HAMLET THEN
There Were Some Ten Families In the
Norfolk Which Celebrated the First
Fourth of July There Was a Little
Speaking , a Little Dancing.
Thirty-six years ago u week from
list Thursday Norfolk celebrated her
Irst Fourth of July. The city was
hen a little hamlet In all the prlml-
Ivo simplicity of the early seventies
n north Nebraska.
The program at Norfolk's first col-
'hratlon ' was not extensive and the
est did not exceed $10 but Norfolk's
ild timers will recall few celebrations
n later years more heartily enjoyed ,
'ho band from Hock Crook In Cumlng
ounty furnished the music and "a
Ittlo speaking , a little dancing and a
; eneral good time was the order of the
The ground on which the celebration
vas held has long slnco washed away.
MIC grounds were near thr > north end
jf the place whore the roller mills
liter placed the mill dam. Covered
vlth trees the spot furnished an Ideal
ilace for that early celebration. The
stream was then forty feet wide and
. temporary foot bridge was cent -
t meted across the river by sinking
) onches similar to carpenters' horses
n the water and laying planks upon
The town that celebrated that first
Fourth In Norfolk was merely a little
settlement of not more than ton fnm
lies clustered about Col. Muthewson's
mill. Col. Mathewson resided In the
; ramo house on Norfolk avenue which
later became known as the Daniels
property and which last month nar
rowly escaped destruction by fire.
Col. Mathewson and his two sons ,
Charles P. and Joseph Mathewson , ran
the mill and also a saw mill. Fred
Hardy had charge of the saw mill
while Ernest Schwortfegcr and Char
lie Magulro were millers. J. E. Olney
ran the mill store.
W. A. Moldonhaiicr's shoo store was
then on the "edge" of the village. F.
Wegoner , when Norfolk went to her
first Fourth , hud Just erected the Nor
folk Houne. a "new. commodious and
stylish hotel" a little south of where
W. II , Wldanmn's residence was latci
erected. Alvln Marsh at that date
ran the old "Stove-pipe hotel" on
Braasch avenue and hoped In van
that Braasch avenue would bo the
principal business street of the , future
Henry Fish and .1 , 8. McCIary ran
a small general store. Near by stood
George S. Hurford's residence. Fred
Degner rnn a blacksmith shop.
Brooks Rogers ran another shop and
his dlallKo for exertion was a. town
JoKe In the little village. '
, Herman Gerecko , Lou Taylor , Jed
Martin , George Baker , Mr. McCoy
Brooks Flannlken , Owen Carrablne
Mr. McClurg , Charles Leavltt , James
Kyner , George Berry and Al Blgelow
were other residents In that early Nor-
folk. - *
DOCTORS WILL MEET.
Program For Mid-Summer Session of
Programs have been received by
Norfolk physicians for the midsummer
mer meeting of the Elkhorn Valley
Medical society , which will bo held In
the Eagles' lodge room In Norfolk
Tuesday , July 23 , afternoon and even
The following papers will be read :
"Malignancy of Bone Tumors" Rob
ert R. Holllstcr. Omaha.
"Tho Necessity of an Early Diag
nosis in Diphtheria , More Especially
During Malignant Epidemics. " A. B.
Tashjean , Norfolk.
"Glaucoma ; Report of a Case of Ah-
solute Glaucoma. " A. G. Lueschen ,
"Demonstration of Dressing for
Fracture of the Neck of the Femur. "
J. P. Lord , Omaha.
"Alkaloids and Galenical Prepara
tions. " A. L. Mulrhead , Omaha.
"The Therapeutic Value of Rest In
Bed. " W. F. Mllroy , Omaha.
"Some Points of Diagnosis In Ab
dominal and Pelvic Surgery. " R. D.
Mason , Omaha.
"Floating Kidney and When to Op-
crate. " A. C. Stokes , Omaha.
"Headache. " A. D. Dunn , Omaha.
"Types of the Insane" J. H. Mac-
hay , Norfolk.
"Tho Duties of the General Physi
cian In Relation to Insanity. " H.
Douglas Singer , Norfolk.
Officers of the society are : Dr. Be-
attie , Nellgh , president ; Dr. Rhoden
of Fremont and Dr. A. S. Campbell of
Tllden , vice presidents ; Dr. Peters ,
Stanton , secretary ; Dr. Hagoy , Norfolk -
folk , treasurer.
HUGHES SORE AT HOSPITALS.
Three Operations Have Made Him
Ready to Quit the Business.
M. J. Hughes of West Point , a mem
ber of the Norfolk lodge of Elks , who
has undergone three surgical opera
tions as the result of having his leg
run over by a train In Iowa , has writ
ten the following letter to Editor El
liott of the West Point Republican :
"Friend Jim : Kindly ship your next
consignment of profound thought to
me via C. & N. W. R. R. to Her Grand
hotel , Omaha , Instead of Omaha Gen.
hospital , as formerly. After three
months' experience have decided to
permanently quit the hospital busi
ness. There Is nothing It It , Jim , and
It's such n strenuous life , especially
for a short man. Were I as long an
MeLaughlln or Fred Hunker I might
last < iuto ! n while , but this thing of
those doctors Hawing off iinywhoro
from two to four Inches from n llttlo
fellow any time they got him down
don't go with mo any more. Then ,
that's not all. They call every morn
ing at your room and do something
or other to you to hurt you HOIUO more.
For Instance , the third morning after
I hey relieved mo of two Inchon of bono
and nlnow Dr. Condon , who , by the
way , IH a very pleasant gentleman
and line surgeon , smilingly Informed
mo that , at the tlmo ho performed the
amputation ho Inadvertently had
Hewed up In the end of my limb a
little silver discharge plpo about three
Inches In length which ho wnnlod. I
did not remember of bringing any
corkm'row Him pod silver plpo to the
hospital with im\ when I came down
hero. HO told him If It wan hlH. ho
might have It. With ntiothor bliind
smile ho said to get Itould IIOCOHH- !
Into IIH | cutting 0110 or two nlHelios
out , but that would hurl only a nilii-
ulo. I didn't Just llko that , for I know
the stltohos belonged to mo ami 1
would hiivo thorn to Bottle for when
I paid my bill. Ilowovor , I reluctantly
consented to lose the stitches , for I
was not In a position to kick , anyhow.
lie cut the threads and pulled thorn
'lit. luit when ho took bold of that
ilttlo plpo with his pluohors. miy nils-
IIT , 1 got Interested ! That Illllo three
Inch plpo , whllo ho was pulling on It ,
fi'omod longer to mo than ono of Tom
i-Vaiise's llfih polos. Tills Is only ono
instance of many that occur to n fol
low In n hospital , HO I quit Am now
comfortably quartered at the I lor ,
where I would enjoy seeing you or
miy others of my West Point Irlemls
ulio may visit the city. Yourn truly ,
"Mike Hughes. "
BONESTEEL HIT BY STORM.
Gregory County Fair Buildings Were
Wrecked by the Wind.
Gregory County News : Wednesday
night about 7:110 : o'clock a heavy wind
and rain storm R truck this place and
for fully one-half hour It gave prom
Ise of doing great damage to life and
property. The nilu poured down In
snob torrents that It was Impossible
for one to see across the street. With
the wind and rain was ROIIIO hall , but
there was not enough of the latter to
cause any great damage.
Numerous buildings wore wrecked
by the wind ami others * | | ghlly dam
aged. The heaviest loss was sus
tained by the Gregory County Fair as
sociation. At their grounds nearly
every building was completely wreck-
t'd. The Iftrgo grand stand building
\MS overturned and greatly damaged.
The largo exhibiting stable was pulled
to pieces and the lumber carried for
many rods In various directions. The
oilier buildings wore all more or less
. damaged. The damage to the associ
ation will be In the neighborhood oj
The barn of C. J. Alexander , who
lives In the west part of town , was
completely wrecked. Miraculously his
horses which wore In the barn at the
time , escaped with only slight bruises
The barn belonging to Frank Mace
was moved off Its foundation and
quite badly wrecked.
The barn at the Whiting property
which Is occupied by Irving Dlcksoii
was considerably damaged.
The office building of W. B. Backus
was badly damaged and the front
blown off of It.
The office building of the Nyo-
Schneider-Fowler company was slight
Windows In the old McCurdy build
ing , the Pilot office , the Congregational -
al church , the Haakinson store build
ing and numerous other buildings
about the town were broken by the
force of the wind.
Numerous outbuildings wore over
turned and damaged to some extent.
The farmers In the vicinity of the
town also suffered some small losses
as a result of the work of the wind.
Fortunately the crops are not seri
ously damaged and the damage that
was done will be repaired in a few
days by the splendid growing weather
we are now experiencing.
Christian F. Schroth.
Christian F. Schroth , elghty-ono
years old , died at 9:30 : o'clock yester
day , morning at the homo of his step
son , Oscar Uhle , on Norfolk avenue.
Death was brought on by old ago.
Mr. Schroth has made his homo In
Norfolk with Oscar Uhlo since 1902.
His previous homo had boon In Oma-
h. Mr. Schroth came to America from
Germany In 1881.
The following children survive :
Fred Schroth of Norfolk , Emll Schroth
of Colorado , Mrs. Pauline Schneider-
wind of Omaha , Mrs. Mary NIssen of
Chicago. One son , Bruno Schroth , has
not boon hea'rd from since he marched
away with a Kansas regiment ordered
to the Philippines.
Funeral services will bo hold Tues
day afternoon at 2 o'clock from St.
Johannes church. The body will bo
laid to rest beside the wife who was
burled five years ago In the now Luth ,
An Interesting lecture was delivered
last evening nt the Congregational
church under auspices of the Men's
club , by Dr. S. Willis McFadden , pastor -
tor of the First Presbyterian church
of Sioux City. The audience would
have been larger but for the rain
storm which came up nt the appointed
To Entertain W. C. T. U.
Mrs. Thomas will entertain the W.
C. T. U. Tuesday afternoon at 3
o'clock. A full attendance Is desired ,
MORFOLK PEOPLE ENJOY A GEN
UINE TREAT ,
CONCERT EVERY FRIDAY NOW
'ho Norfolk tin ml Durlna the Pant
Few Months Han Been Brought to a
High Deureo of Proficiency M. B.
Avery Circulated Petition.
fl''nun riiitutiluv'M Piillv.1
The open air oonoorl given by the
S'orfolk band IIIH ! ovonlug watt ( ho
rst of a tiorloH of woi-Uly oonoorlit to
0 given by that organization during
ho Hunmior and fall. A suhsrrlpllnii
apor circulated among Norfolk oil I-
OIIH IIIIH boon HO rocolvod thnl weekly
oneoilfl for the romtiliulor of Iho
iloanant out of-dnoi'H period are an-
lluiidrodfi of Norfolk people enjoyed
ho first of the weekly oouoorlH last
ivonlug. The baud phiyod al the cor-
i"r of Fifth and Norfolk avotiuo ami
ho oonoort plnooH during the next
i w wookH will bo bold at various Nor-
elk uvoiuio ntroot IntorHoollotiH.
The HubHcrlptlon paper to OIIHIIIO
mud concorlM In Norfolk al IOIIH ! once
1 week wan circulated by M I ) . Avory.
I'bo weekly conoorlH will bo given
hroiinbout the next four months or
mill cold woatbor renders ( ho npnn
ilr concerts iindonlniblo.
Friday ovonlug the second of the
rlos will bo bold at Second Htrool
mil Noifolk avoniio. The hour at
which the program will bogln IIIIH not
The Norfolk baud since Director A.
: ' . Vnidi'iibiirg look control of the or
gaii I/.all on hint October has roaohod a
ilgh degree of proficiency. The wook-
y conoorts will add an atlraotlvo fen *
lure to Norfolk'n mttnmor program.
I'M ' Fisher , who has boon 111 South
Plnlto working , IIIIH roliirnod homo.
Mr. and MM. Alvln Parker are the
happy parents of a llttlo baby boy.
The thrco llttlo children of Mr. am
Mrs. Mole are very nick with the
Charley Darnell has bought the oil
Holt place on Second stn-ot and IH
moving bin family In.
Harry Rrlggs. , who 1ms boon work
Ing In the roundhouse , IIIIH quit am
Elmer Sanr Is now taking IIH ! place.
Mrs , WalllH and two children o
Moiulamln , Iowa , who has boon lion
visiting with her sister. Mrs. Join
Williams , returned homo yesterday.
Will Stafford Bpcnt Sunday Ii
George Dudley , sr. , was ] \ \ Tllden
Roadmnstcr P. J , fjttHToid has gone
W. A. Wltzlgmnu spent Sunday In
Mrs. William Stokes left at noon for
a vlHlt at Omaha.
II. B. Allen was up from Madison
H. H. Mohr of Pierce was In Nor
Ed Rothorham of Lindsay was la
Norfolk Sunday. , .
Chris Rope of Battle Creek was In
J. C. Lebolt of AInsworth was In
W. R. Schneider of Wayne was In
- Norfolk Saturday.
A. A. Corklo spent Sunday with re
latives In Tllden.
Burt Mapes left on the morning
train for Madison.
T. J. Sesbnry of Wolbach stopped
In Norfolk Saturday.
R. V. West of Osmond was a Nor
folk visitor Saturday.
J. W. Ransom went to Madison Mon
day morning on business.
J. M. Bay of Madison was In the
city Saturday on business.
A. K. Barnes Is homo from Wahoo
on a vacation visit In Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hooper of Bone-
steel were In Norfolk Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Roberts have
returned from their visit to their sons
Chris Anderson arrived home Satur
day from a trip made In the Interests
of the Springfield Flro and Marino In
surance company for which ho has re
cently been appointed special agent.
Misses Joslo Richardson of Madison
and Lottie Robertson of Wayne were
In Norfolk Sunday.
Misses Lizzie Schram and Edith
Barrett , who arc attending the Fre
mont normal , wore homo over Sunday.
Fred Hofman , of Omaha , who has
been In Norfolk the guest of his friend
Harold Gow , returned home Saturday.
George R. Hodson of Lynch , secre
tary-treasurer of the Norfolk Pickle
and Vinegar company , Is in Norfolk
Miss Belle Temple , who has been
In Norfolk on n visit with her sister ,
Mrs. C. C. Gow , returned Saturday to
her homo in Omaha.
Marshal Kennedy of Madison was In
Norfolk Monday , accompanying his
wife and children this far on their
way for a visit to St. Paul , Minn.
Dr. J. C. Myers returned from Hos-
kins Sunday and left this morning for
Anoka and Brlstow on work connected
with the state veterinarian's ofllco.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hardy , accom
panied by Arthur Clark of Boston , left
Monday morning for a summer visit
to Yellowstone park. They will bo
away about four weeks.
Ray Hartford spent Sunday with his
parents , Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hartford
in Norfolk , returning to Stanton on
the early train. Ho Is In charge of n
crow of telephone men at that place ,
Mrs. W. B. Golden of Fremont was
n Norfolk over Sunday , the gueflt of
lBH Harriet Allhory.
MfH. Howard Sochrlut of Boomer ,
vlio WIIH In Norfolk ever Sunday thu
; uciit of Mm. O. R. Morodlth , roliirnod
loino at noon.
H. C. Matiitu arrived homo ycsto.r-
lay noon from a monlli'ii vlHlt In thu
ast which Included a short trip to the
Mrs. L. M. KOOIIO of Fremont , who
an boon In Norfolk on a short visit
vllli her parontH , Mr. and Mm. J , S.
IcClary , returned homo at noon.
Judge A. A. Welch of Wayne was
n Norfolk Monday noon on bin way
o I'lorco was Joined In Norfolk by
\ltornoyn M. C. Ilii/.on and H. F. lliirn-
Or. G , A. Young , miporlntondont at
ho hoHpllal for the IIIHIUIO , IIIIH ro-
uniod from Lincoln , whom ho was
ullod an an Itmaully ovport In HIM
larkor iimrdor trial. The Jury ells-
greed and ! ho OIIHO will como up
gain September < ) .
ProHldi'iit OrooHbock and Secretary
larrotl of tbu Norfolk driving olub
ell at noon on an ndvorllHlng trip In
bo InloroHlH of the big Norfolk race
noot. Wind of Iho Norfolk racing
layH , July III and August I and 2 , will
10 taken IIH far west nit O'Neill.
.1. II. Wells of Itoono , Iowa , one of
lie pioneer Northwestern onulnoorH In
ho wi'Hl , vbdlod with Norfolk train-
lieu during the noon hour. Mr. WollH
loooiiipauled by lila wlfo was returning
'mm ' Hot Springs. S. n. , and wan en-
oulo to Hloiis- City , whore a son and
liiugliter reside. From 1807 until a
niHhed baud at Missouri Vnlloy put
ilm on I bo pension HH ! II vo yonra ago
Mr , Wolln was In aollvo norvlco n
in engineer ami many Noifolk men
ire among bin aciiualnlancoH.
Mr. and Mrs. II , C. ( lOiillo , Miss Mat-
lo Davenport , Mrs. T. K. Odlorne and
Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Greene of Plain-
view yoHlorday broke up the camp
that they bad cHtahlLshcd on the Ell > -
born near the John Kay farm. The
Hlorm of Saturday evening was said
to have boon much more severe west
of the city tluiii In Norfolk and the
callipers on the Elklmni had all the
pleasures of a young tornado. Several
oiitbiilldlngH about the Hay farm worn
Injured by the wind that accompanied
Saturday evening's downpour of rain.
W. H. llnlstond of Octavla , Neb. , la
vlHllliig at the homo of his brotlier-ln-
law , II. IT. Luko. Mr. Halstoad says
that wheat Is half harvested In his
part of the stnto and that It will go
forty bushels to the aero. Oats will
bo a good crop anil corn , though late.
Is coming out well.
The MadlHou county commissioners
adjourned ItiHt week until August 7 ,
when they wllw \ \ \ \ ( to make the an
nual U\.K \ lt7 > iw the county.
Frank "Davenport IH moving Into hs |
now residence oil Twelfth street and
Norfolk avenue. Mr. Dav6npori "iT
had the property entirely remodeled
B.IIIQQ purchasing It. , . . . - . . - TW
The August examinations for teach
ers' certificates will be given at both
Norfolk and Madison , Friday and Sat
urday , August III and 17. The week
following Is liiHtltutc week In Norfolk.
A few friends enjoyed picnic lunch
on the lawn at the homo of Mr. and
Mrs. . H.
C. Reynolds Saturday evenIng -
Ing , the guests having been Invited as
n surprise birthday Incident for Mr.
Reynolds. \j \ -
Charles Hlco last woolt lost and
found the diamond setting to his ring.
The gem , valued at about $200 , slipped
from Us clasps and was found near
Mr. Rice's desk where It had fortunate
S. T. Nappor yesterday made a second
end shipment of horses on his govern
ment contract for supplylng iorses and
cattle to the South Dakota Indian
agency. The trnlnload of horses was
sent north over the Northwestern.
C. E. Hartford has received word
from his son , Harry , that the Norfolk
campers In Wisconsin are enjoying a
fine outing and are making splendid
catches of fish. In the party are Mr.
and Mrs. Gay Halversteln and son.
They expect to return to Norfolk Fri
day of this week.
Cloud-filled skies and the rain of the
afternoon cut down the attendance at
the Sunday picnic of the German Re
lief association held In Pasewalk's
grovo. Dcsplto the unfavorable weath
er the band concert by the Norfolk
band was given ns announced and a
fair slzod crowd spent the greater
part of the afternoon In the grove.
The animal firemen's picnic of the
Norfolk department will bo held next
Sunday In Froythaler's grove. The
Norfolk band has been engaged for the
occasion , which promises to be one of
the big picnics of the year. A special
program for the afternoon will bo one
of the features of the day. The picnic
Is In charge of Max Schmledeberg ,
Mlllard Green and V. A. Nenow. The
fire boys are also considering a street
c-iriilval for next fall.
M-S. Harriett Hlgglns has Issued
ln\cns ! ! to the marriage of her
dan ' r , Miss Leila Angelina Hlgglns
to Mr Milton Loydlg on Thursday
aftermi In Deadwood. A reception
at theuo ! of the bride's mother
follows t ceremony. Mr. and Mrs.
Leydlg wl'l ' bo at home In Stanley ,
S. D. , after \ngust 15. The bride-to-
be is a grluato of the Norfolk high
school and r Ve her home in this
city with her mother for several years.
Lincoln News : Frank Pllgor , super
intendent of schools for Pierce coun
ty , has sent In the first annual report
received at the office of State Superin
tendent McUr' This shows that
Pierce contains seventy-one districts ,
has a school population of 3.CC2 and
school property estimated to be worth
? l01,17.r.50. The amount of money
available for the support of the schools
last year was ICS.OS5 , of which sum
$57,928 was expended , leaving $10,157
on hand at the close of the year.
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