The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, November 01, 1907, Page 3, Image 3

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C. A. Johnson of Fairfax Is Said to
Have Decome Interested In a Report
ed Coal Discovery Along the Mis-
tourl River Near Donesteel ,
lloncHtCL'l , SI I ) . , Oct. 28. Special
to The Nowa : In the vicinity of the
burning bluff on the farm of J. W.
Ualil ) liaa boon discovered what Is sup-
jtosod to bo bituminous coal In consid
erable ( | < uuttlty.
Mr. Ilabb iniulo his dlscovoroy last
week ami has boon prospecting con-
tilderahly ever since with inoro en
couraging results each day. Ho has
feecurod the co-operation of G. A. John
son of Fairfax , n Gregory county cap-
Itullat , to nsHlHt him In developing the
mime. Mr. Johnson went out Thurs
day to Hiirvoy the premises and Is con
vinced that coal Is present In paying
< HianUlloH and that It would not ncces-
Nltato the outlay of a great deal of
money to mine the product. It has
thought for many years that coal
to ho had In tills county In the
) illlB and bluffs along the Missouri
river and It now looks ns If It might
Boon bo a realization.
Investigation of the Charge of Assault
r Upon Young Girl.
Nellgh. Nob. . Oct. 2. Special to
The News : While It has been town
Inlk for a number of days , not until
after the Issue of the Norfolk NPWH
reached this city yesterday afternoon ,
was any effort made In regard to filing
n complaint for the assault upon the
llfteon-year-old girl In Nellgh last
week. It Is reported , however , that
n Mvorn statement has been secured
from her , and proceedings may now
Mart within a few hours.
Mrc. Deuel Fractures Wrist.
Slipping on the smooth floor of r
Norfolk store Friday afternoon Mrs.
1'Vank Deucl , residing not far from
Norfolk , foil , fracturing her loft wrist.
Mrs. Ed Mullen spent Sunday In
A. J. Durland Is homo from a Boyd
county trip.
Sheriff J. J. Clements was up from
Madison Saturday.
Charles G. Crook and family of
Meadow Grove were Saturday visitors
lu Norfolk.
Hurt Mapcs , J. S. Mnlhewson and
\V. J. Stadelman drove towards Madl-
eon on a hunting trip Saturday noon.
Deputy County Clerk S. J. McFar-
land catno up from Madison Satur
day morning to spend Sunday in the
city.Miss Dorothy Priestly Is homo from
her school , having a month's vacation
during fall com husking. She will
leave next Wednesday for Rapid City ,
S. D. , to spend two or throe weeks
Ed Mullen was called up at the
wreckage at Hadnr last night.
Harry Kaucett Is homo from the
XVayne normal for a short vacation.
S. S. Van Norman of Foster was a
linfciness visitor In Norfolk Friday.
Mrs. William Barnes is home from
n visit with her daughter In Madison ,
George Schiller , proprietor of the
Oxnnrd hotel , came in from Central
City Friday.
L , . M. Tompklns of Inman is In Nor
folk on a visit with his daughter , Mrs ,
K. L. Loucks.
Mrs. Robert Hnthko left on the noon
train to visit her mother and other
relatives at Atkinson , Neb.
Miss Georgia Austin , who is attend
ing the Wayne normal , arrived homo
yostordny to visit In Norfolk until
Mrs. A. N. Anthes is home from an
Iowa She was accompanied
homo by her mother , Mrs. George II.
Smith of Fort Madison , Iowa.
D. Mnthewhon , W. J. Stadelman ,
John Duncan and C. A. Smith will be
members of a party at a hunt next
week In the sand .ills near Newport ,
Mr. Smith's home.
County Attorney J. H. Van Wagenen
of Tierce was In Norfolk Saturday
morning from Fremont , where the
Plerco county attorney took steps to
secure for his county Its share of the
Inheritance tax to be paid on the es
tate of a Dodge county man owning
Pierce county property.
Among the day's out of town visit
ors In Norfolk were : Judge N. D.
Jackson , Charles H. Kelsey , Nellgh ;
J. W. Pratt , Butte ; James N. Bell ,
Greenwood ; N. B. Cullen , Wayne ; Mr.
and Mrs. F. W. Dlttrlck , Verdlgro ;
Mrs. J. Keeley , Miss Keeley , Grand
Island ; President J. M. Pile , Wayne
normal , Wnyno ; N. S. Westrope , Plaln
view ; W. A. Williams , Central City ;
1. W. Alter , Wayne ; R. S. Dayton ,
Oscar Wasora , the Lincoln wrestler ,
was In Norfolk over night on his waj
to Wayne to meet Danlelson , the
Wayne county man who aspires tc
throw Wasem. The last time Wasera
was In Norfolk for a Wayne match
lie missed train connections and had r
thirty mile drive over rough roads as
R preliminary to his match. Expect
ing a harder match this time and nol
caring to risk another road drive
Wasem came In from Lincoln Frldaj
i'\enlng and spent Saturday mornlnj
In this city.
Hallowe'en , the evening of Octoboi
SI , Is one of the prospective disturb
nnces that next week holds for Nor
folk.A meeting of the democratic count ;
central coinmllti'o bus been called to
'iti'i't In the city hall at Norfolk nt 2
'clock Monday afternoon.
"Tho Young People's Reading Clr-
lo" Is the name of an organization
of young people of the Methodist
church which IH Just now engaged In
reading Connor'H book , "Tho Doctor. "
The Wayne opera houno was to bo
the Hceno of a lepetltlon of the Was-
om-Hlclmrdflon wrestling match Satur
day evening , It being announced that
Columbus RIchanlHon , the \Vayno man
who lost the former match , wan again
slated to meet the Lincoln wrestler.
Mr. and Mrs. John Koenlgsteln have
been planning to spend at least the
latter part of the winter In the south
as the guests of their son , Arthur
KoonlgHtoln , In Fort Smith , Ark. The
prospective trip , however , will bo In
definitely postponed as long as the
kind of weather which has marked the
past month obtains In north Nebraska.
Work will bo started the first of
next week on an extension to the
banking rooms of the Norfolk Nation
al hank In the Mast block. The exten
sion will give the hank an additional
room anil permit It to rearrange the
main banking room to give space for
the business of the now savings hank
which the stockholders of the Norfolk
National have Instituted.
It Is the hope of the school authori
ties that the now high school building
will bo roofed In by the time the first
suosv files. Excellent progress has
been made In the building during ro-
eent weeks. At this time most of the
second story windows have been put
lu place. The building race between
the high school and the now North
western depot will bo taken easily by
the smaller building. The depot build
ing will probably bo ready for occu
pancy by December 1.
The crash In copper was felt In Nor
folk in more ways than ono. While
the fall In the copper market meant
a saving of $3,500 to the Norfolk Long
Distance Telephone company on Its
wire cable purchases delayed until af
ter the fall In price , the recent doings
In the copper market have brought
nothing hut grief to Norfolk Junk deal
ers. One Norfolk junk man Is said
to have on hand $1GOO worth of copper -
per and junk that he has been unable
to sell since copper prices started to
go to pieces. Profit In copper junk
was burled In the down jump of
Meadow Grove News : Emmctt
Wnrrtck and H. E. Mason drove to
Norfolk Monday. Mr. Warrlck took
his team of driving horses to Norfolk
to sell them to a party there. While
they' were In Battle Creek Emmett
stepped Into a btore to make a small
purchase , leaving Mr. Mason In charge
of the horses. A bus drove up in
front of Mr. Worrlck's team , scaring
them so that they started to run away ,
and In trying to stop them Mr. Mason
was thrown in such a manner that ho
sustained a very painful Injury , break
ing two bones In his right hand. The
buggy was a total wreck. The har
ness was also badly broken up.
In commenting on the establishment
of motor car service on the Fremont-
York branch of the Northwestern the
York Times says : The Northwestern
yard was animated yesterday after
noon by a largo crowd that went to
sec the new motor car that makes the
run to Fremont and return every day ,
Many of the visitors were treated to n
short ride In the yards and all express
themselves as being highly pleased
with the new mode of travel. The cat
Is very pretty and comfortable inside
and to ride In It Is R pleasure since
there Is no smoke nor cinders and
when under way runs like an electric
The motor car Is the Initial step In
doing away with the local passengei
train. They can bo run at any desired
speed and are so constructed that It
Is convenient to enter them from the
ground so that a station Is not essen
tlal. In the near future It will be sc
arranged that the people can get or
the cars at any road and go to town
and return the same as where there
arc street cars.
George II. Chrlstoph Is In receipt ol
a recent Issue of the Marshalltown ,
Iowa , Times-Republican giving a de
tailed account of successful demon'
strations of the new corn husking ma
chines , the demonstrations being su
pervised by Mr. Christoph's brother ,
H. W. Chrlstoph of Marshalltown ,
who Is a division sales agent for the
International Harvester company ,
Some of the best farmers in that vi
cinity are reported to be satisfied that
solution of the corn husking prob
lem has been found and are purchas
ing the machines which are expected
In time to effectively solve the annual
labor famine in the cornfield. In com
menting on the demonstration the
Times-Republican says : "The ma
chine is very simple but durably built ,
Is driven along the row of corn and
as the stalks enter the machine the
ears are snapped off the stalk by
means of snapping rolls. Then the
ears arc elevated to the top of the
machine and jiass down over the huskIng -
Ing rolls and then elevated Into the
wagon , cleanly husked and silk re
moved. Two men or one man and a
boy can operate the machine. Two
teams being hitched to the machine
and ono to the wagon. It Is estimated
that the machine will pick , husk and
load from seven to ten acres per day.
The machine Is without a doubt one of
the greatest and most practical Inven
tions of the ago and will bo a great
labor saving device on the farm ,
The corn crop in losva is the most
important crop raised by farmers ,
and It will only bo'a question of
a few years until this machine will be
as common on a farm as self binders
and the farmers will have no more
sere hands in corn picking time. " A
number of those machines have beer
marketed In north Nebraska althougli
most farmers prefer to wait for anoth
cr season to demonstrate the practical
qualities of the new labor saving .ma
Commuters on Government Land Will
Hereafter be Obliged to Establish
an Actual Residence of Full Four
teen Months.
Ilonesteel News : A Washington
special convoys the Information thai
on and after November 1 of this yeai
the six months constructive residence
and eight months actual residence will
not be accepted as sufficient to make
proof on government land , but It will
require fourteen months actual real
donee to acquire good tltlo to govern
mcnt land.
The special referred to , which we
clip from the Sunday Sioux City Jour
nal , reads as follows :
Washington , D. C. , Oct. 19. An Im
portant change In the regulations foi
acquiring homesteads on the public
domain was announced today by Com
mlssloncr Balllngcr of the general land
office. As an additional precaution
against fraud all persons making
homestead entries on public lands af
ter November 1 next will be required
to prove actual residence on the land
for fourteen months before they will
ho permitted to "commute" the entries
to obtain a title by a canh payment
Heretofore the period of actual rest
dcnce has been eight months. Tin
ruling will not affect entries mad
prior to November 1 , 1907.
The new ruling will have n tendency
cy to dlsoourago speculators and be r
benefit to the actual settler who if
anxious to acquire a homo and main
tain a residence and cultivate the land
The ruling here is generally consld
ercd a good one and one which wll
prove of great benefit to those whc
hope to acquire a home In Trlpp coun
ty when It Is thrown open for settle
mcnt next summer. Heretofore spec
ulntors had every opportunity in th <
world of acquiring valuable government
mont land by using their six months
constructive residence and then roskh
on the land eight months and make
only small Improvements to let then
within the letter of the law. The no
tice does not state how long a time
ontrymen will have to establish resi
dence on their land after filing but It
Is presumed that that feature will not
he changed and remain as it always
has been been six months from date
of filing.
Among the day's out of town visitors
in Norfolk were : P. W. Sloan ,
Pierce ; Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Walters ,
Fairfax , S. D. ; P. M. Fulton , Burke ,
S. D. ; A. R. Oleson , Wisner ; M.
Maersback , Humphrey ; E. B. Erskine ,
Tllden ; S. L. Foster , Plalnvlew ; Z ,
K. Doam , Fairfax , S. D. ; E. A. Kin-
kald , Plalnvlew ; J. D , Lambar , Stanton -
ton ; Samuel Relchert , Winslde ; Mlsa
Rebecca Relchert , Wluslde ; S. Baker ,
Nlobrara ; Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Lewis ,
Meadow Grove ; R. S. Dray ton , Or
chard ; W. C. Frey , Hartlngton ; Frank
Phillips , Frank Hart , HosUlns ; Otto
Jiuelow , Schuyler ; F. Selle , Stanton.
Miss Grace Matrau was up from
Madison over Sunday.
Mrs. Robert Schiller was expected
homo Monday evening from a visit at
Central City.
Ben Bechtel left Sunday noon foi ,
Bennett , Neb. , where he has a posi
tion In a drug sotre.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Estabrook left
Sunday evening for Interior , S. D. ,
where they have located a claim.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hight are in
Norfolk from their claim In south
western South Dakota for a short visit
with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Lewis of Mead
ow Grove were in Norfolk Monday on
their way to Denver , where they may
make their home In the future.
Mrs. Jennie MoKim of Sallna , Kan. ,
and Mrs. C. A. McKiin of Lincoln are
guests at the Matrau homo. Dr. Me-
Kim was in Norfolk over Sunday.
Carl Ahlmann has sold his bicycle
shop to his brother , William Ahlmann ,
The Tannehill school five miles
south of the city will hold a box social
on Friday evening. Miss Edith Bar
rett teaches the school.
Miss Mamie Ward spent Sunday
with Mrs. W. O. Cunningham , who
lives southwest of town. Mrs. Cun
ningham has been very sick but Is
able to be up now , although she Is
still weak.
Omaha News : Reports as to the
condition of G. T. H. Babcock , former
United States commissioner nt Chad-
ron , Neb. , Indicted for alleged con
spiracy to defraud the government of
lands in Dawes county , Indicate that
his condition is still very serious. All
Information as to his whereabouts ,
however , Is still withheld.
Railroad men say that the movement
of the Deadwood-Chlcago passenger
tralllc by way of Pierre rather than by
Norfolk and Omaha Is not going to
make any perceptible difference In the
traffic through this city. Not only did
the through passenger traffic that is
lost form a relatively small proportion
of the Northwestern passengers who
pass through the city but local rail
road men say that any loss In that
direction is going to bo more than
made up by the growing importance
of the Lander line.
That the United States In the me
chanical excellence of Its coins and
the convenience of Its paper money is
several laps ahead of the leading coun
tries of the old world Is a fact that
can bo easily proven to visitors at the
Nebraska National bank. The bank
has recently secured a collection of
English , German , Danish and Russian
coins and paper money of recent IB-
mo. Placed side by sldo with coins
tnd paper notes of the American
lalm the coins of the old world at )
pear of clumsy manufacture and the
foreign paper money of Inconvenient
size. Instead of the convenient size
of the American greenback or hank' '
note an English note Is more the size
of a lodge cortlllcato or high school
A socialist member of the board ol
university regents may ho ono of the
gifts of the now primary law. W. C ,
llodgers Is the man who stands tc
achieve the distinction of being the
llrst socialist to bo elected to a state
olllcc In Nebraska. Who Is Mr. Rodgers -
gers ? Nobody knows particularly but
ho stands to ho elected to servo a few
months on the olllclal board In charge
of the university because In the confu
slon of the primary law Mr. Rodgore
was the only man who filed for the
short vacancy for regent. Sample bal
lots have bcon received In this coun
ty from the secretary of state and Mr ,
Rodgers' name appears unopposed for
the vacancy. Only united action on
the part of a considerable part of No
braskn voters In writing In some other
name of the blank line of the ballot
stands between Rodgers and the honoi
ho socks. Incidentally this oversight
would not have bocn possible under
the old system.
Anoka Notes.
Anoka , NVb. . Oct. 2G. E. C. Portei
shipped out eighty head of fat cattle
to Omaha Tuesday. Mr. Dankus sent
forty head.
The now harness shop will bo ready
for business Monday.
Misses Stella and Ethel Wllborgei
took a trip to Wheeler mountain
which Is burning and smoking all the
time. They got several specimens nl
that place , eight miles north of An
oka.Anoka feels good toward the ne\\
plunge bath , which Is being complet
cd The water used In the bath Is 0 (
degrees In temperature and colt
weather docs not seem to affect it.
T. E. Koefe's cement barn Is aboul
E. B. Kauffman Was Among Nebraska
Rooters in Minneapolis.
E. B Kauffman , who has just re
turned to Norfolk from a visit at St
Paul , Minn. , was one of the small bam
of enthusiastic rooters that cheered
Nebraska In her splendid game against
the Minnesota football team at Minne
apolis. Although the final score regis
tered 8 to 5 In Minnesota's favor
Kauffman maintains that the ' game
was the cornhuskers1 contest. Amid
the thousands of Minnesota football
followers the small contingent of Nebraskans -
braskans were lost in point of num
bers but their cheers could be heard
above all the din of the Minnesota
yolls. The goal from the field that
won the game for the northerns , Mr.
Kauffman says , was n fluke as the
kick wont low only to rebound over
the goal post when It struck the out
stretched hands of a Nebraska player.
Neligh Basketball.
Nellgh , Neb. , Oct. 28. Special to
The News : Mefore a good crowd of
Interested spectators the Gates acad
emy boys and girls of this city played
two games of basketball with the EwIng -
Ing high school teams Saturday after
noon on the formers' grounds. The
games at times were of interest , and
good plays were made by both sides ,
but the academy outclassed the visit
ors In all points of the game. Score ,
Academy boys 1C , Ewlng boys 4.
Academy girls 20 , Ewlng girls 0.
Conduit Completed.
The work of laying its underground
conduit system was completed Satur
day by the Norfolk Long Distance Tel
ephone company. The conduits now
await the arrival of the telephone ca
bles. The task of putting cable wires
through the conduits Is far easier than
It has appeared to Norfolk people who
have wondered how the cables were
going to be gotten Into the long under
ground duits. By first pushing a wire
through one of the long sections a
rope is drawn through the conduit be
tween the manholes and a way made
for placing the heavy cable.
Real Estate Transfers.
Real estate transfers In Madison
county for the week ending Oct. 25 ,
1907 , compiled by Madison County Ab-
stiact Co. , ofllce with Mapcs and Ha-
zen , Norfolk , Neb. :
W. W. Logeman and wife to Gustav
C. Froitag , W. D. , consideration $300 ,
lot 4 , block C , Dorsey Place addition
to Norfolk.
Edna Ingram to Lois Shelton , W. D. ,
consideration $3,500 , lot 1 , block 2 ,
King's addition to Norfolk.
Swan Johnson and wife to Louisa
Hartjoy , W. D. , consideration $1,300 ,
lot 13 , block 20 , Railroad addition to
Newman Grove.
Fidelia Reavls and husband to Louisa
Hartjoy , W. D. , consideration $1,350 ,
lots 9 and 10 , block 30 , Western Town
Lot Co.'s addition , and lot 4 , block 37 ,
Pioneer Town Site Co.'s addition to
Battle Creek , Neb.
John A. Bressler and wife to Fred
erick C. Werner , W. D. , consideration
$150 , lots 2 and 3 , block 2 , Lewis addi
tion to Meadow Grovo.
Edwin H. Luikart and wlfo to Wil
liam L. Abel , W. D. , consideration $2.-
500 , part lots 1 , 2 and 3 , block C , Kimball -
ball & Blair's addition to Burnett.
Andrew J. Durland and wlfo to Lew
is V. Kennerson , W. D. , consideration
$050 , lots 3G , 37 and 38 , Durland'e
Suburban lots to Norfolk , Neb.
J. B. Grain and wife to J. 0. Carter ,
W. D. , consideration $400 , part block
4 , Meadow Grove.
Lena Horst and husband to August
Buettner , W. D. , consideration $ G,000
lots 1 and 2 , block 3 , Clark and Madl
son Co.'s addition to Madison.
Luncheons and Afternoons for Femin
inity Were the Rule , With Formal
Evening Affairs a Minus Quantity ,
Euchre Holds Upper Hand.
It has been an active week In Nor
folk social circles There was some
thing doing pretty nearly all the while
In the way of luncheons and after
noons , though formal evening affairs
were not on the calendar. Afternoons
at cards are still popular among Nor
folk womankind , cuchro holding the
upper hand up to date.
Pleasures of the Week.
Mrs. Mary G. Mathowson was host
ess nt a rather exceptional Kensing
ton Friday afternoon. The afternoon
opened with a 1 o'clock luncheon.
During the afternoon while the Ken
sington was In progress the Norfolk
ladles who were Mrs. Mathowson'a
guests enjoyed a delightful literary
and musical program arranged for the
afternoon. Those who participated In
the program were Mrs. Will Hall with
a vocal solo , Mrs. Jones with a piano
selection , Mrs. S. F. Ersklno with n
recitation , Mrs. L. M. Hlbbs with n
recitation and Mrs. A. J. Durland with
an interesting description of her last
summer's visit to Alaska. At the
luncheon plates were placed for fifty-
seven guests ,
Mrs. A. W. Gibson , Mrs. Ludwle
Koenigsteln and Mrs. W. H. Blakeman
were hostesses at n 1 o'clock lunch' '
eon Thursday afternoon nt the Gib
son homo at 1109 Koenigsteln av
enuo. About seventy-five ladles wore
In attendance. A color scheme of yel
low and white was carried out In the
party decorations and autumn loavct
were present In great profusion. A
four-course luncheon was served In
the early part of the afternoon , whlcli
was largely devoted to euchre and
flinch. Mrs. Orrln of Stanton won
the flinch prize , Mrs. Wallerstndt the
euchre honors and Mrs. C. C. Gow
the shouting prize. The prizes were
dainty silver teaspoons.
Mrs. Huso , Mrs. N. A. Huso and Miss
Bridge gave a luncheon Wednesday
afternoon In the home of Mrs. Huse ,
1101 Norfolk avenue. Five hundred
was a feature of the afternoon. Mrs.
P. H. Salter won the all-cut honors ,
Mrs. E. M. Huntlngton the high score
'and Mrs. F. E. Davenport low score.
Mrs. Ellen E. Dobson of Lincoln ,
Mrs. George Hanks and Mrs. Rsjy-
mend of Crelghton with Miss Edith
Vlele and Miss Hattle Allbery were
entertained at dinner Thursday by
Mrs. L. B. Musselman. Mrs. Dobson
Is at the head of the Order of the
Eastern Star In Nebraska.
Little Altalena Chambers on the oc
casion of her fifth birthday last Satur
day entertained twenty-two of her lit
tle friends at the home of her parents ,
.Mr. and Mrs. A. E , Chambers. The
party was from two to five.
Wednesday evening at the home of
iMr. and Mrs. Robert Bathke was spent
at cards , a number of friends having
arranged a surprise party for the
Friends gave a surprise party Tues
day evening for Mr. and Mrs. James
Lough , about a score of guests spend
ing a pleasant evening at the Lough
In honor of the birthday of her
daughter , Miss Faye Livingston , Mrs.
C. D. Livingston entertained the J. F.
S. club on Monday evening.
Mrs. Frank Herber entertained a
few friends nt a G o'clock dinner par
ty Tuesday evening at her home on
South Eleventh street.
The West Sldo Whist club met with
Mr and Mrs. John R. Hays Thursday
The O. M. C. club wore the guests
of Miss Lizzie Schram last Saturday
Angst Bertram of near Pierce and
Miss Ella Lou , the daughter of Fer
dinand Leu living six miles southeast
of the city , were married on Thursday
morning at Christ Lutheran church
In Norfolk. The ceremony was a
quiet one with Rev. J. P. Mueller of
An early week wedding was the mar
riage of Walter Mason of Norfolk and
Miss Myrtle Fletcher of Tekamah.
Coming Events.
The next Elk dancinp party will be
given nt their club rooms next Friday
A theatrical event of Intcrrst will
bo seen at the Auditorium Tuesday
night. W. B. Patton , writer of plays ,
will be seen In his own comedy cre
ation , "The Slow poke. " Mr. Patton
IE being "starred" In this play this
year nnd Is said to be a peculiar come-
Arlnn , something on the order of Sol
Smith Russell , Tim Murphy , Frank
Kecrmn nnd others of the droll and
quaint type who bring tears to your
eyes ono minute by their pathos and
roars of laughter the next by their
whole-souled good humor and wit ,
The play Is a western story , sold tc
bo built upon n cleverly woven plot
and portrayed In an Interesting man
ner by a capable company. The
Omaha Bee Is quoted i\n saying tha
Mr Patton Is an actor of moro that
ordinary ability , riMulndlng ono mucl
of the Into Sol Smith
Pioneer Lumberman of Norfolk Farm
Ing I" New Mexico.
George ( iravoH pioneer liimhcrmni
of ( his city , has II MI located In Hem
Ing , New Moxli'o , whore he IH dolm
fine , according to a report from tin
Doming Graphic. Mr. Graves Is wi'l
remembered by old-timers of this sec
( Ion. During tin * SO' * and early Wt
he had a string of thirteen lumbei
yards along the Elkhorn Valley , ex
tending from Wlfiiier to Long Pine
with headquarters at Norfolk , his yard
In this rlty lining located where tlu
Matrau Wllle coal olllco now stands
Mr. Graves Is brother-ln law of H. A
Vail , with the Norfolk Electric Llghl
and Power company. The following
story from Graphic tells of Mr. Graves
present whereabouts :
"Mr. Goo. Graves , one of the weal
thy and most progressive citizens ol
the great Mlmbres valley , has a croj
showing out on his broad acres undoi
the new Irrigation ditch that would
oven make ono of those black land
follows "away back east" sit up nnd
take notice.
"Mr. Graves' place Is some five
miles southwest of town , where he
Is growing a fine lot of sugar cane
and knlllr corn that will produce froiv
two to six tons of excellent feed tc
the aero. Ho has It all cut. ThlHcroj
Is the first grown under the now IrrI
Cation ditch and gives ono an Ider
what the farmers will be doing oui
that way in another year. The croi
was sown broadcast about the llrst o
July and the cano had reached UK
height of twelve foot when cut down
"Mr. Graves has also sown some
thlrty-flvo acres In winter wheat am
rye and will put In all told sixty t
Blxty-fivo ncros Inside of ton days , al
of which will bo watered from the ncv
Irrigation ditch. The kind of worl
Mr. Graves is doing will bo very effec
live In causing the Mlmbres valley t (
push forward to the high standard 1
will some day roach as an ngricultura
Norfolk Militia Company Not So En
The Norfolk militia company , In the
opinion of its promoters , seems either
to have gone or to bo about to go by
the boards.
When an Independent militia orga
nization was effected In Norfolk It was
with the hopes that admission would
soon be secured Into the ranks of the
state guard or that nt least official
recognition would bo tendered the
company in the shape of uniforms and
Chances for admission as a regular
company seem to be as favorable ns
ever but the Interest of the men has
not been retained during the period
of waiting that has already passed.
The men have not been turning out
for the ununiformed drills nnd the
officers of the organization say that
the "stuff is off. "
The application for state recognl
tlon has not been withdrawn at thlE
time but may be In the near future ,
promoters of the company say.
Bituminous Coal.
Shortly after the adoption of bitu
minous eoal as a fuel In England a
royal proclamation was used forbid
ding Its use nnd authorizing the * de
struction of the furnaces of the users.
who were characterized as evil doers
Scarcity of fuel. It seems , shortly compelled
polled the resumption of Its use In
the reign of Elizabeth liltuminoiiH
real was again prohibited during co
slons of parliament lest the health ol
th < > members suffer thereby. Londm
Three Shot in Pistol Duel.
Raven wood , Mo. , Oct. 28. Mih E
T. Molzalln was .shot and killed , Im
husband , Dr. Molzalln , was shot an <
seriously wounded and Cliarleh Mr
Elvnln was slightly wounded In r
pistol dnol between MrKlvaln and Dr
Molzalin , when the latter rf'urnr-i
homo unexpectedly , finding MI Elvair
ther .
General Booth Is Better.
Plttsburg , Ort. 28 Oonoral Wllliair
Booth of the Salvation Army , who was
suffering Irom exhaustion upon In
arrival hero Irom Columbus. O . at
landed ihroo meetings in the Ah It
theater and was apparently much in
proved The gfnoial sliow-il Imt
blight evldonro ot his recent illness.
Big Balloon Makes Successful Trip ,
Spiingflold. Mass , on us--Tin. .
balloon known as "llfii FranUm , '
having a gas capacity of ! )2 ) ooo < ubU
toet and bald to bo the largest .In the
\\orld , landed in UHrherloun after a
successful trip Imm I'hila'ldphla. '
The balloon mrrlod live pn > oii.s. all
of Philadelphia.
Nome Has $300,000 , Blaze.
Tacoma. Get liS Fins at Nome
rausPd prop i y of about $ : ! 0,000.
The Second axetiiio ofilno building of
the Pioneer Mining rompnny MIP l > hi
structure of the kind In tlu- town wui
among those- destroyed , at a loss of
friO.OOO The fire burnud lei lour
Iowa Man Killed In Runaway
Charl s City , la. , Oct 'J8 I P
Rartlett , d piomlnont citizen of Osa o
was thrown out of a buggy In a run
away near Orchard and was Instantly
Killed by one of the colts ho wan drlv
Ing falling on him
Ex-Congressman Welborn Dead.
Lexington. Mo , Ort 28 John Wei
born , member of the Fifty-ninth congress
gross from the Seventh Missouri dis
Irlct. died at Uls home hare , aged fifty-
one year * .
Dr. Ray Left Norfolk at Noon for Hln-
ton , West Virginia , Where He Will
be Married Thursday to Miss Sarah
A. Ervln At Homo Nov. 1D.
When Dr. C. W. Ray , the now pastor
of the First Mothodlst church , returns
to Norfolk the latter part of next week
ho will bo accompanied by his lirlilo ,
now Miss Sarah A. Ervln of lllnton ,
West Virginia , to whom the popular
Norfolk pastor will be married on
Thursday evening , October fll.
Dr. Ray left Norfolk Monday noon
for West Virginia. The ceremony will
take place Thursday evening In llln
ton nt the First Mothodlst church ,
Dr. and Mrs. Ray will leave lllnton
on a short wedding trip that will taku
thorn to Rlley , I ml. , In tlmo to bo present
ent at the golden wedding anniversary
of Dr. Hay's parents which will bo cel
ebrated at Rlley on November ! .
In the wedding Invitations Issued by
the bride's parents , Mr. nnd Mrs. Rob
ert Watson Ervln , It IB announced that
Dr. and Mrs. Ray will at "at homo" In
Norfolk after November 15.
Word of Dr. Ray's marriage will bo
a surprise to the Norfolk members of
his congregation for few save the pre
siding older , Dr. D. K. Tlndall , were
aware of the real object of Dr. Ray's
eastern visit this month.
Dr. Ray came to Norfolk this fall
from Alliance , where ho was pastor of
the Alliance church. In this city ho
has received an unusually friendly
greeting nnd has boon quick to makq
friends. " "
In addition to standing well In his
work In the ministry Dr. Ray Is the
author of several works.
Andrew C. Muckey , Father of Mrs. C.
S. Evans , Succumbs.
Lacking but eight months of hav
ing reached his ninetieth birthday ,
Andrew C. Muckey died Sunday morn
ing of old age at the home of his son-
in-law , C. S. Evans , editor of the Nor
folk TlmoH-Trlbuno. For about ten
years past Mr. Muckey has made his
home In Norfolk at the homo of his
daughter. , }
Mr. Muekey was born and raised at
Alons Cove , Ponn. loiter ho married
Miss Elizabeth Van Kirk in Cumber
land county and moved to Iowa. Mr.
Muckey was a farmer. On the death
of Ills wife she was laid to rest In
Irvlngton cemetery In Irvlngton , la. ,
where Mr. Muckey's body was taken
Monday morning for burial. The re
mains were accompanied to Irvlngton
by C. S. Evans.
The deceased left these children :
Mrs. C. S. Evans , Norfolk ; W. H.
Muckey , Algona , la. ; Mrs. L. M. Mil
ler , Whlttemoro , la. ; A. C. Muckey ,
lola , Kan. ; Mrs. R. J. Manning , loin ,
Mr. Muckey was a Methodist.
"From stilts to crutches" comprise *
the biography of the merchant who
does not believe that advertising is of
first importance In store-building.
The dollars come to the persistent
advertiser faster than tl.ey are spent.
1420 24 lAV Rr.HCt OtNVO ) COLO
Toil MDst Not Forget
We are constantly improv
ing in the art of making Fine
Nmmt Styles in
Cards and Finish ,
\Vo also carry a Kino Line
of Mouldings.
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