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NOHKOMC WKMKLY NKVVS.JOlltJRNAL : FRIDAY , SKiri'EMHKU 20 , 1907.
AT BONESTEEL , CREIGHTON AND
ALL ARE BOOKED FOR THIS WEEK
Knox and Drown Counties In North
Nebraska , nnd Gregory County In
Southern South Dakota , Will This
Week Hold Dig Annual Events.
Three bin county fairs will bold tlio
attention of tliu now northwest thla
week. At llonestocl Gregory county
people will hold their county fair , at
Crolghton tlio Knox county fiilr will
lie buhl nnd at Alnsworth will bo pull-
oil oft the llrowu county fair. Tlio
\voi\thor la Ideal for tlio three big
uvuiits and there IH every prospect of
mieeuHS for them all. Each IIIIH lilt ;
uxhlblta of farm products and racoa
nnd other ainiiHeinentu will fealuro on
the iiroiriuua. ;
DIG DOINGS AT DONESTEEL.
Governor Crawford and Senator Kltt-
rego Will Speak There.
HoiiOHteol , S. 1) . , Sept. 10. Special
to The News : The Gregory county
fair will open hero tomorrow nnd last
for four days. The opening day will
bo marked by tlio presence of Oov.
Crawford who will deliver an address
at the grounds. A largo airing of faal
race horses arrived hero today on a
Hpcclal train from the east. More
than thirty harness Imrscvi huvo al
ready been entered and moro yvlll fol
low. Many of the horses that have
been entered bavo been on tlio No-
brasltu circuit tills summer and It Is
anticipated that the races hero will
bo the best over held In the titato. The
Northwestern will run excursions here
every day and It Is predicted that 15-
000 people will pass through the
Kates. United States Senator Klttrege
will bo hero on the closing day of the
fair and his presence will bo regarded
as a strong drawing curd. The agri
cultural and live stock exhibits have
promlso of being very elaborate.
KNOX COUNTY FAIR.
Fast Horses and Good Ball Games Will
Word from Crelghton Is that the
Knox county fair , which will bo pulled
off there this week , will bo tlio best
over. Fast horses and good ball games
will bo features.
BROWN COUNTY PLANS.
Fair Begins Wednesday and Will Be
the Biggest Ever.
Alnswovth , Neb. , Sept. li. ( Specla'
to The News : The llrowu county fall
begins Wednesday with good pros
poets of being the best In the hlstoo
of the county.
Mrs. W. G. Sturdy.vln of Kansas Cltj
Isc In Norfolk on a visit with hoi
brother , S. W. Garvln.
Mrs. Heller and Miss Dohl of Boskel
vllleVls. . , arc In Norfolk on n vlsli
with Mrs. 13. Mlttelstadt.
Mr. and Mrs. Qua Mlttelstadt o
Laurel returned homo yesterday aftci
a short visit with Norfolk relatives
Miss Fannlo Noyes of Lincoln , wlu
has been In Norfolk the guest of hei
cousin , Miss Edith Vide , has roturnoi
An automobile pnrty ran Into Nor
folk from Platte Center yesterday
The party consisted of Fred Lann , J
Laun , Henry Slems and Carl Dregoi
of Plntto Center and inado the trli
In the Laun brothers' touring car.
Among the day's out of town visitor !
In Norfolk were : Governor Coo I
Crawford , South Dakota ; E. A. Jack
BOH , Dallas , S. D. ; George A. Seller ;
and R. D. Skinner , Nellgh ; J. F. Gal
Inghor , Joseph Cronly , O'Neill ; Charle
R Pctlack , Verdigre ; M. B. Foster
Madison ; J. A. Jones , Carroll ; Mlssc
Bessie Horton and Wllda E. Chase
Stanton ; J. U. Collins , Wlsner ; Mis
Alice Hlxson , Gibbon ; C. E. Waldeti
Lynch ; R. A. Tawney , Pierce ; E. Mn
lone , Columbus ; II. W. Abts , Colum
bus ; Mrs. Rlckley , Crelgbtou ; II. C
Miller , Pierce ; Ed Nlssen , Wayne
H. A. Hornady , Lynch ; J. F. Kyrlsc
Crclghton ; Henry M. Coleman , Lynch
H. II. Fritz. Falls City ; J. P. Soronser
S. R. Sorensen , Boclus ; E. Mathuser
College View ; S. M .Gate , Pierce ; Cat
Porter , C. W. Geyor , Fairfax , S. D.
T. C. Green. Crelghton ; C. P. Qulm
and slstert Ewlng ; H. M. Scott , Flair
view ; Mrs. C. F. Mitchell and Mis
Bess Mitchell , Creighton ; Mr. and Mn
II. Booth , Pierce ; C. II. Fish. Wlusldo
Dr. Klopp , Stanton , W. R. Locke , Star
ton ; M. II. Todd , Madison ; Honr ;
Mathes , Stanton.
A. Low Is suffering from the effect
of a very severe cold.
Attractive dark blue plush curtain
have been Installed as a backgroum
in one of his large store windows b :
Sol G. Mayer.
Miss Agues Bergstrom of Anoka I
said to have Inherited from a recentl ;
deceased relative mining stock am
real estate worth $10,000.
Owing to the rain and elcctrlcn
storm , no business meeting of th
West Side- Whist club was held las
night , as had been planned.
The West Side Whist club will hoi
n business meeting at the homo o
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mathewson thl
evening , to arrange for the winter'
The officers of the new clerks' as
Boclatlon have requested a largo al
tendance at their meeting at the clt ;
hall tonight when the nature of thel
rK'iiil/atloti ' will Inb tcrmlncd and
i * b > la\\n formally M nod up.
Mr. ami Mix C ) . .1. Johnson and
hlldroii will leave Norfolk about the
rnt ( if Nevi inbiM1 for California , whore
hey will upend I ho winter. They will
o ulth the \lew of innkhiK California
hrlr ponnani'iil home If they like the
> imtry and climate.
Tlio Norfolk iilcklo will be placed on
he market ( onionow. The Norfolk
Icicle and Vlm-na ( company sent out
uillee to dealei-M today that ( bo llrst
rodtiet of Iholr Norfolk factory , olives
nd pickles , would ho placed on the
The details of the organization of
Norfolk's new Independent inllltlu
ompaiiy will bo passed on next MOM-
lay , the storm of last evening prevent-
ng the mllllla hoya from turning out
n sufficient numbers to act In the
natter. Moro than a scor6 were
ireHonl. however , and the regular
lilll was carried out.
The Norfolk high nchool was ills-
nlHHod for Monday and Tuesday on ac-
omit of tlu > arrival at last of the long
delayed shipment of seats for the
) lny building. Tin1 Heats hnvo re-
ilaeod temporary chairs that have been
inod In the present high school qnar-
ors. The new seats \\lll bo moved
nlo tlio new high school building
when that Hlrueluro Is completed.
P. J. Fucslor's handsome new brick
lulldlng on Norfolk avenue la com-
.ileted and ho has moved Into the
west half of the building with IIH !
alluring cHlahllKhmont. Clem Barn-
illl linn rented the east half for his
mint and paper shop. Mr. Fuenlor'H
iiillillnu , of press brick , IH one of the
iiost attractive on the street. Ills old
iiillillng IUIH boon moved to the rear
mil will he iiKcd as a workshop.
PICTURESQUE PYROTECHNIC DISPLAY -
PLAY IN SKIES.
HORSE KILLED AT CREIGHTON
Electrical Skyrockets Sizzled nnd
Zipped Through the Air for an Hour.
Rainfall Amounted to'a Half Inch
Here Hall at Crelghton.
A severe electrical storm gave a
ilcturosquo pyhotechnlc display In
Norfolk for an hour last night and the
lightning dizzied and ripped through
the air llko giant rapid lire cannon.
The same storm extended over other
portions of northern Nebraska , strik
ing buildings In spots. The rainfall in
Norfolk amounted to just a half Inch
: ind one-hundredth over.
HORSE KILLED AT CREIGHTON.
Lightning Struck Barn nnd the BuildIng -
Ing Was Set Afire.
Crelghton , Nob. , Sept. 17. Special
to The News : Lightning struck the
barn of A. C. Peterson hero late last
night , killing one horse and setting
lire to the barn , which was partially
destroyed. The Crelghton firemen ,
getting out during the fiercest mo
ments of n terrific vain , electrical anil
hall storm , drew the hose cart through
Hooded streets , up a hill and then ,
standing out under.a heavy downpoui
of rain and hailstones , succeeded in
partially saving the building
The barn was a two-story structure
A cow was saved from the burning
building. The horse was worth about
2.r and the loss on the barn amount
oil to $300.
The electrical storm raged hero foi
( in hour. Two storms seemed to'moel
hero and lightning played havoc. A
telephone line near the fair grounds
was utterly demolished. Lightning
struck several places , but no furthei
damage has been reported.
Storm at Nellgh.
Nellgh , Neb. , Sept. 17. Special tc
The News : After an unusually'sultrj
afternoon for September this vlclultj
was visited last evening by a welcome
rain. A largo amount of "electrlcltj
was noticed before and after the rain
Fremont , Nob. , Sept. 17. A stran
ger who said ho was T. T. Durst o :
ICrungstown , Ind. , and representing
himself to bo traveling salesman foi
the American Belting company , pass
ed a $200 draft at the ticket office a
tlio union passenger station. Clt :
Agent Hugh B. Eller accepted tin
paper , and will probably have to stam
the loss. The smooth work of th <
swindler , his peculiar behavior foi
two hours afterawrds and his myster
Ions disappearance two minutes be
fore the police could get their handi
on him combined to make ono of tin
most interesting cases of the kind thi
Fremont authorities have dealt will
for a long time. The man reache <
Fremont on the 4 o'clock train fron
O'Neill where he had bought a tlcke
for Los Angeles , Cal. , paying $70 fo
West Point Bakery Burns.
West Point , Neb. , Sept. 17. Specla
to The News : Fire yesterday com
pletely destroyed the building on Mali
street , in West Point , occupied by tin
West Point Baking Co. The flro wai
communicated to the roof of the frann
building from an over-heated oven a
4 o'clock The baker In charge at
tempted to smother the flames un
assisted but was unsuccessful. Tin
fire had fifteen minutes start of tin
firemen. Absence of wind alone prc
vented a very serious conflagration
Ixss $1,000 , partially covered by in
rjsurance. fc _ i L
NORFOLK HAS NOW STARTED IN
THE RIGHT WAY.
< JEED HELP OF THE LAWYERS
Civil Cases For Federal Court , Which
Arises In This District , May Be
Brought to Norfolk by Attorneys.
Criminal Casts Must Be.
That the now federal court law Is
. < i prove neither a dead letter nor a
lemon" Is the opinion of Norfolk at-
orneys and others who were Interested
n the short term of the Unltod States
court held In the Norfolk federal build-
ng Monday morning.
Those who took n careful survey of
ho matter saw beneath the short pro-
codings of two hours more than a
lorfunctory visit of court officials to
Although there was general regret
hat the Initial court session under
.he new law was so short lived there
H a feeling today that the court ses
sion Monday meant moro to Norfolk
ban was readily apparent.
It la also pointed out that for the
Irst time preparations were made for
i real term of court , that a federal
ury had been summoned and was In
it tendance , that two motions went to
he court and that In ono Instance at-
orneya came from Omaha and Nellgh
o argue the motions. Only cases to
> o tried wore wanting to make the
viurt as "real" as Norfolk could wish.
"The dearth of cases Is not hard to
> \plaln , " Bald a Norfolk attorney ,
speaking of the federal court session
'There could bo no criminal cases for
he very good reason that though two
; asoa have originated that will have
o ho tried In the district , tlio federal
grand jury to Indict the accused men
ins not met and will not meet until
text Monday In Omaha. The trial of
civil cases rests largely with the at-
orneys. Few cases have been filed
mil attorneys are not yet familiar with
ho new order of things. The Clearwater -
water street case went to the court
on a demurrer and was argued by at
torneys from away. The court officials ,
ncludlng Judge Mungcr , showed a dis
position to conform to the spirit of the
aw and entertain any business that
night come up. "
Under the provisions of the new law
the question of trying civil cases In
the different court centers seems fairly
up to the lawyers. Civil cases orig
inating In the Norfolk court district
lire to bo tried In Norfolk but on the
other hand the two parties to a suit
can by the consent of the judge trans
fer the hearing to soi-o other court
center In the state.
Hut more favorable provisions exist
In the matter of criminal cases. Save
that the right to a change of venue
Is protected the law states expressly
that the cases arc to be tried In the
district where the crime Is committed ,
The federal court must meet In Nor
folk again next September. But as
the federal court takes no final ad
journment sessions may bo held In
this city when ever there Is business
to require a session. Judge Mungei
In Norfolk Monday stated that the
court would como to Norfolk for ii
special term when ever cases here
might require. A federal prisoner in
the dounty jail at Madison unable tc
give ball would have a right to asl <
for a jury trial In the federal court
house In this city.
The attorneys who came to Norfolk
from away Monday and to whom Nor
folk is Indebted for the first court
hearing to be held under the new federal -
oral court law are Attorney Smith ol
Nellgh nnd Attorney Dunham ol
Omaha. The latter attorney repro
seated the Northwestern while Attor
ney Smith of Nellgh came to Norfolk
In the Interest of the town of Clear
water which is seeking to open a road
over the railroad company's right ol
way. The question was argued ant !
went to the court on Clearwater's de
murrer to the injunction petition asket
by the road.
GOVERNOR CRAWFORD OF SOUTI-
DAKOTA FOR ROOSEVELT.
AND FOR HIMSELF FOR SENATE
Governor Coe I. Crawford Passec
Through Norfolk Enroute to Bone
steel to Speak at the Fair Tired ol
Divorce Evil In Sioux Falls.
Governor Coe I. Crawford of Soutl
Dakota Is In sympathy with the Roosevelt
velt third term movement born agalr
in his state. Governor Crawford wai
in Norfolk over night nnd before leav
ing on the morning train for the
Gregory county fair at Bonesteel de
clared for Roosevelt for another term
"Only Roosevelt's personal inter
ventlon can prevent South Dakota fron
sending an instructed Roosevelt dele
gallon to the national convention , " th <
South Dakota executive said in Nor
folk. "Tho sentiment of the state li
so strong for Roosevelt that I don'
think that the result is in doubt.
"We are for Roosevelt for nnothe :
term not a third term for It wouldn'
bo that and there are no strings t <
our position. Wo have no seconi
choice because that would bo qualify
ing our support of the president.
"Senator Klttredge has declared fo
Paft and many of the old line ropitb-
aiiH are nNo for the war secretary.
Hut I think when the South Dakota
convention meota the. first of April It
will lead off for Iloosovolt. "
Governor Crawford for Bomo months
iag been practically Bottled on as the
Candidate of the "progressives" of
South Dakota for Senator Klttrcdgo'H
seat In the senate. The new direct
primary In South Dakota will bo given
Ita first trial In the fltato next fall.
Candidate For Senate ,
"The pcoplo of the state will vote
for United States Benator , " said the
governor In Norfolk , "and their de-
clfilon will bo final. I have never an
nounced that I would bo n candidate
for the senate but I will not deny that
events are shaping that way. "
South Dakota'c new two-and-a-half
cent passenger furo law the governor
said liad been kft optional with tlic
stuto railway commissioners whorp It
had been burled. Governor Crawford
predicted that the next legislature
would pasa a two-cent faro law
The divorce colony nt Sioux Falls
who have Invoked the South Dakota
referendum against a new law ex
tending the period of residence re
quired are in for a defeat nt the polls ,
according to the governor who says
that people over the state feel that
the divorce evil has been linked too
closely with South Dakota's name.
Governor Crawford makes the open
Ing address at the big county fair at
llonesteel. Senator A. B. Klttredge ,
whom Governor Crawford will oppose
for re-election , will speak on the last
day of the fair.
ASSEMBLE IN NORFOLK FROM
FOR SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING.
Cavity Carpenters From All This SectIon -
Ion Have Arrived to Talk Over Dent
al Affairs and Enjoy a Banquet
Norfolk entertains today the dentists
of northeastern Nebraska , gathered
In this city for their semi-annual meet
It Is a meeting of more than usual
Importance as a plan will bo brought
before the meeting to reorganize the
association as the First District Dental
society affiliated with the states society
along the lines worked out at the last
state convention. At present the so
ciety Is known and organized as the
Northeast Nebraska Dental associa
Afternoon and evening sessions at
Marquart hall with a 7 o'clock dinner
at the Oxnard hotel was the program
of the dental association In Norfolk.
The business session was set at 5
o'clock , while the papers were to be
read and discussed both in the after
noon and evening.
The following papers were on the
"Pyorrhea Alveolarls and Its Treat
ment , " W. H. Mullen , Bloomfleld.
Discussion opened by II. J , Cole ,
"Hoot Canal Filling , " C. E. Klopp ,
Discussion opened by G. M. Mullen ,
"Tho Inlay Crown , " C. Setzer , Al
Discussion opened by C. E. Brown ,
"Educating the People , " T. B. Heck-
ert , Wayne.
Discussion opened by W. M. Condon ,
"The Relative Merits of Metal and
Vulcanite as a Base for Artlflcal Den
tures , " T. W. Slabaugh , Omaha.
Discussion opened by J. W. McLe-
rnn , Sprlngvlew.
The following tnble clinics are an
"Cast Gold Inlays , " W. M. Condon ,
Demonstrating detached pin bl-
crowns ; also dlatorlc teeth for dum
mies , G. E. Hartman , Randolph.
"Cast Inlay , " P. T. Barber , Omaha.
"Hollow Gold Inlay , " demonstrating
method of obtaining accurate model of
cavity , C. S. Parker , Norfolk.
Demonstrating method of construct
ing Ideal rubber plate , F. W. Slabaugh ,
The old officers of the society are :
T. B. Heckert , Wayne , president ; C.
M. Mullen , Crelghton , vice president ;
J. F. Daley , Wlsner , treasurer ; C. S.
Parker , Norfolk , secretary.
Atkinson , Neb. , Sept 17. Special to
The News : Mrs. Loomls nnd three
sons returned to their home at Marcus ,
la. , yesterday after a visit here with
her brother , A. O. Perry.
Married at St. Joseph's Catholic
church yesterday , Margaret McDonald
to Mr. Priest of Grand Island. They
left for that point.
Miss Abblo Robertson has returned
to Bellevue college. This is her third
Joe Morgan has returned to the
Roy Glffin and Charles Ulrlch left
for the state university for their initial
Mr. Cooper of Elmira , N. Y. , started
for his homo yesterday after n visit
with his sister , Mrs. S. S. Hendrlx of
Cecil Graves Is visiting at the home
of his grandmother.
Mrs. R. Wilson left yesterday for
Omaha for a few days.
Try a News want ad.
t Nebr .ska/s Oldest Mason |
| Pioneer of Norfolk |
* * * * * * * * *
Norfolk claims among 'her ' cltbciis
the "Father of Masons' " in Nebraska ,
nnd Samuel Warren Hayes , the oldest
Mason of them all In Nebraska state ,
la more than that to Norfolk. For
moro than a third of n century lie has
made Norfolk his homo and ho has
lived to HCO the present prosperous
and thrifty city of 5,000 develop from
a vlllago which consisted of a mill ,
two stored and about live houses that
the people lived in.
It was in 1873 that Colonel Hayon
everybody In Norfolk calls him "Col
onel" came to Norfolk with his son-
in-law , J. S. McClary , from Fremont.
They came because there seemed to
be a better mercantile opening In the
Norfolk vlllago of a half dozen homes
than In Fremont with Us 150 Inlmbl
tnnts. Even In those early days
Colonel Hayes says there was a gen
eral feeling everywhere over these
prairies that Norfolk was located just
right to one day make a city. The
same sentiment that existed then ex
ists today and Norfolk , then a vlllago
of half n dozen residences and now a
city of 5,000 , Is still setting Its pegs
further on and up.
It has not been alone in late years
that Norfolk served as a marketing
point for a big territory. In those
early days of thirty-four years ago
people drove Into Norfolk from a dis
tance of seventy miles to brln.j their
grain to the grist mill. And when they
arrived in Norfolk they bought what
It was in a little frame bulldlnc of
one story which stood on the present
site of II. A. Pasewalk's hi ; ; brick
building , that Hayes & McClary , In
the early seventies , established one
of the two mercantile stores .which
Norfolk nt that time boasted.
Lumber Was High In Those Days.
Lumber in Norfolk was high in those
days. It wasn't due to the lumber
trust or to the depletion of the north
ern forests or to the increased Pacific
coast freight rates , but it was due to
the freight rate from Fremont to Nor
folk , a distance of eighty miles. For
that freight rate was based upon the
cost of hauling every foot of lumber
by team nnd wagon up the Elkhorn
valley , and as may be Imagined there
was nothing cheap about the process.
Some of the finishing lumber of which
' : he Ilnyes & McClary store was con
structed cost ns high as $100 per 1,000
Kerosene was likewise high higher
3von than in these days of Roclc-
feller's monopoly. At Fremont kero
sene was worth $1 per gallon and the
price kept climbing higher as you
came further on up the valley. For
Fremont was on the Union Pacific
When Colonel Hayes came to Nor
folk , the land on which the business
blocks of today are built , waj under
cultivation and was yielding up bis ;
crops. Out in the country was the
farm land on which today stands the
First Congregational church. There
was little talk of paved streets , and
the government was a village affair
Had Semi-Monthly Newspapers.
But even In those days Norfolk
recognized the value of , nnd boasted.
a live newspaper. It was called "The
Pioneer" and It was issued about twice
a month. Each citizen of the town
would write an article upon some topic
of Interest and at a stated time and
place , of an evening , the contents of ,
"The Pioneer" would be publicly read
to the assembled residents.
And they had more than a news
paper. They had fleas. On one par
ticular occasion Colonel Hayes wrote
an article on "Fleas , " for The Pioneer ,
and it was read with the rest. This
article , be It said , was In poetry.
Colonel Hayes in those early days
took an active Interest In Masonry and
organized the Norfolk lodge. He took
an active interest In political affairs ,
having always been a staunch repub
lican. Once from Fremont and later
from Norfolk he went to the Nebraska
state senate. In 189.2 he was elected
mayor of Norfolk and served one term.
From 1S9G to 1905 ho was police judge
In Norfolk and from 1897 to 1905 was
justice of the peace.
Colonel Hayes was a "forty-niner. "
Ho left New Bedford , Mass. , and went
BIGGEST OF ITS CLASS YET IN
IS ON TWO SECTIONS OF LAND
Emll Belharz and Wife of Antelope
County Give the Biggest Mortgage
of Its Class That Has Yet Been ReCorded -
Corded In Antelope County.
Nellgh , Neb. , Sept 17. Special to
The News : The largest farm mortgage
of Its class ever recorded in Antelope
county , has just been placed on record
In the county clerk's office. It was
for the sum of $25,000 and was given
by Emll Belharz and wife of Audubon ,
Iowa , to a life Insurance company. The
land is situated in Grant township
and is included in what la known as
the old Converse ranch , amounting to
two sections of very choice improved
Drives Into River.
Yankton , S. D. , Sept. 17. While go-
COL. S. W. HAYES.
by way of Cape Horn to join the gold
seekers of California. He attained
moderate success In his mining von-
Samuel Warren Hayes was born
September 20 , 1820. His father was
John Hayes , a farmer of moderate r
means whoso ancestors came from
Scotland. Young Hayes was given a
good education In the public schools
and academies of Berwick and Ken-
nobunk , Me. lie earned his first dollar
ns a farmer boy selling potatoes and
popcorn. After ho reached young
manhood he taught school for several
winters , working in shops and stores
during the summers. In 1811 he was
married to Miss Sarah P. Seavv at
Portsmouth and In 1891 they celebrat
ed their golden wedding in Norfolk.
There are two children , Aletha Caroline
line McClary of Norfolk and Warren
Soon after his marriage , Mr. Hayes
moved to Boston , where he worked
for a few years , then to New Bedford ,
Mass. In 1819 he joined the California
gold rush , by way of Cape Horn. There
he spent two years , returning to New
Bedford and later moving to Iowa ,
where he secured employment on the
Burlington railroad , settling finally at
At the beginning of the civil war
ho went south with the Thirty-sixth
Iowa Infantry ns clerk in the sutler's
shop. Afterward he became civilian
clerk In the post quartermaster's of
fice of the commissary department.
Though not a soldier by enlistment , ho
wns on the firing line at the battle of
Ilclonn , Ark. , July 4 , 18o3 , nnd again
at the engagement known as the bat
tle of Saline river or the battle of
After the war Mr. Hnyes settled at
Fremont , Neb. , with his son-in-lnw , J.
W. McClary of this city. They engaged
in the mercantile business at that
place. It was in April , 18GC , that ho
moved to Fremont.
Nebraska wns in those days a ter
ritory. At Fremont there was ono other
store than the one launched by Hayes
& McClary. There were 150 people lu
town and most of them were engaged
In freighting merchandise across the
prairies. In 1872 Col. Hayes went to
the state senate from Dodge county
and again from Norfolk In 1877. Dur
ing his first term , there were fifteen
in the senate. His first sale at Fre
mont was a two-hoop water pail for
fifty cents. Salt was $ C per barrel.
In Fremont Col. Hayes organized
the first lodge of Masons in 1867 and
was first high priest of the chapter for
some years. He had become a Mason
at New Bedford , Mass. , Feb. 15 , 1S47.
and was elected master of that lodge
In 1818. Ho organized the lodge in
Norfolk in 1875 and was its first mas
ter. That office he held five years and
constantly until 1905 he held some of
fice In the lodge. He organized Damas
cus chapter in 1885 and was first high
priest. In 1889 ho organized the com-
mandery. From June , 1883 , till June.
1884 , he was grand master in the
state of Nebraska.
Col. Hayes is of optomistlc tempera
ment and his efforts towards Norfolk's
upbuilding have always been construc
ing across county , Tom Sharkey , a
well-to-do farmer of this place , drove
over a twenty-foot embankment and
was crushed to death on the rocks
below in a creek bed. The bridge
had been washed out.
His body was found. The team and
buggy were tightly wedged in the
debris of the bridge. Ono horse was
dead. Ho leaves a wife nnd ono child.
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Is why substitutes are offered in place
of them. Insist on having the best and
you will get It
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