The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, November 01, 1907, Page 4, Image 4

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No. ZI. llunliH'uJ Oillco and Job Itouina
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For Justin * supreme court
At. II. HI'i-ai3 : : , Lincoln.
For nillroiiil coiiimlHoloner
II. T C1.AKK1C , Jr. , Oinnha.
For roKOtitH. Mtale uitlvoriilty
COUI'LAND , Elgin.
For Judge , Ninth illHtrlct
A. A.VHLCI I. Wayno.
For Jinlifii , Ninth district to nil vncnnoy-
A. A. Wni'UII. Wnyno.
For jiulKH. tilKhth district
A. U. OI..HON , WlHtior.
, Vor Judges , Klftuonth district
J. A. UOUUI..AH , UiiBButt.
D. li. JliNCKISS , Chudron.
For clerk
aiCO. 15. KICHA11DSON.
For treiimirur
For sheriff
For JtidRo
For clerk of district court
For auperlntondont
For assessor
I' . W. UUT1I.
For coroner
For Hurvoyor
For commissioner , Third district
Norfolk I'rrclnct.
For Justices of the peace
For coiiBtubloH
For road ovoraoor
Mudlson county is fortunate In hav
ing presented to the voters of the
county at this time a list of candidates
for oillco who have all been tried and
tested in the public service. Every
man on the republican county ticket
has been tested through past public
service , and every ouo has been proved
an clllclent olllclal. Nouo among this
list has served the people of Madison
county with moro clllclcncy than W.
II. Fields , clerk of the district court ,
whom the republicans present in this
campaign for re-election. Mr. Fields
has been conscientious in the performance
anceof his duties and his work has
been of the highest order. Ho has
been paid the compliment of having
no opposition , either in primary or
In John H. Harding , Madison county
has a commissioner who has rendered
conscientious , faithful and clllclent
service and who Is entitled to re-elcc-
flon for a second term. Mr. Harding
will Insure to tiio county a fair distri
bution of the three county commis
sioners , whllo if ho were defeated
Madison city would have two commis
sioners and the western end of the
county no representatives on the board
at all. Mr. Harding bus attended to
every detail of his work as county
commissioner in businesslike manner.
As was noted in the letter recently
printed from the superintendent of
the county poor farm , Mr. Harding ,
upon whom supervision of that insti
tution was placed , has given careful
attention to every detail of the work ,
always having the best interests ol
the county and the taxpayers at heart
In fact John Harding has given to
every part of the work devolving upon
him as county commissioner , the same
painstaking attention that has ma-Jo
for success on his own farm near
Meadow Grove. The western part of
Madison county is entitled to repre
sentation on the county board ant
John Harding has earned the compli
nieut of re-election
The banks of the country have
hewn wisdom in their adoption of the
clearing house certificates as a means
of relieving the cosh money stringency
in New York , and as a result of their
prompt and Judicious action trouble
in the east has been prevented.
Western banks , by taking the clear
Ing house cortlflcato stop , safeguarded
the Interests of tholr depositors and
of business In general. It Is believed
that this clearing house basis will bo
accessary only for n week or so , unti
the country gets adjusted.
Nothing but the unreasoning with
drawal of cash from the channels o
business could have bad any effec
upon commercial conditions at this
time. And this drainage of the chan
nets of business has been nronerlyand
wisely cuicKiU uy luu uucmiuu ui tat.
banks to Issue clearing house certlfl
The west Is In a particularly sound
condition at this time , and particularly
this part of the west. The crops In
northern Nebraska and southern South
Dakota , as well as In most of the mid
die west , have been abundant am
prices are high. As a result Secretary
Wilson of the agricultural departmcn
predicts that the farms of the country
Will Il'CCDU 11IU1U UlUllUjr 1U1 111CII pill
ducts this year than last.
And with such abundance In the
farm regions , upon which our whole
prosperity is fundamentally based
nothing but a healthy business condl
tlon could exist In the west
There Is another feature , too , to con
tribute to the west's comfort and
peace of mind at this time. In years
gone by , when the west was develop
ng , Iho new frontier land was bar
owing money from the east In order
o develop. When there came n mon-
y stringency In the cast In those
days , Now York called on Chicago ,
Chicago on smaller banks and so on
town until every portion of the west
vns asked to pay what It owed to the
cast. And In that pinch , the situation
often became Bcrioui.
Today things arc different. It Is the
vest that has the surplus cash at Its
command. Now York Is the borrower.
The western farms have been develop-
ng during the past fifteen years until
hey produce wealth that stays at
ionic. Many country banks In this
eglon have largo sums of cash on
land at this time.
As a result of this western Indepen
dence of the present day , no harm
can como to the west BO long as cur-
ency hero Is kept In circulation and
not hoarded up. Because of the Injury
hat might bo worked to business wel-
are by the withdrawal of cash from
business channels , the banks have per-
ormed a great public service In Ink-
ng steps to hold currency and Issue
checks. This will also hold here cash
hat otherwise might bo called for by
smaller banks of the country.
The banks of the west , by virtue of
ho tremendous crops of the past few
cars and the prevailing high prices
or farm products , were never In their
history In more sound condition.
There never was such great prosper-
ty in this territory as there Is today.
People whoso money Is deposited In
ho banks feel comfortable , knowing
hat tholr banks hold gilt edged secur-
tlcs. People realize that no bank
over has on hand enough cash to pay
out all deposits at once. It would note
> o a bank , but a money vault If that
vcro the case. And so , desiring that
the country shall continue In Its pres
ent unprecedented prosperity , the pco-
plo of the west will heartily endorse
ho action of the banks In taking
prompt precautions against disturb
ances which might ensue as a result
of the Now York situation.
So rapidly Is the New York finan
cial atmosphere clearing , too , that
within a month , If people over the
country keep their heads , wo shall
lave forgotten that New York over
md this local storm.
In view of the financial crisis which
.ho country has witnessed in New
York during the past week , as well as
: ho consequential disturbances In oth
er parts of the country , a speech de-
ivored at Lincoln the other day by
General John C. Cowin of Omaha , on
the occasion of the unveiling of the
nonunient to General Thayer , has at
tracted some attention throughout the
General Cowln voiced the universal
desirability for a regulation which will
regulate the evils of business that
Imvo grown up In this country. He
expressed the belief that efficient reg
ulation of tills kind can only be gained
for the people nt large by centering
complete authority in the federal gov
ernment at Washington , with power to
act. This is the line of thought out
lined by President Roosevelt and It is
surprising that so many who chose to
call themselves "reformers" have de
liberately resorted to every possible
means to hamper the president in this
In support of the president's theory
that the public at large can gain effi
cient regulation of business done by
Interstate companies only through federal -
oral government , General Cowln said :
But another cloud has appeared
above the horizon. There has como
fnrth frnm tlin Innrl o vnln fliof la o
menace to our national welfare ,
preaching again that sermon of state
rights that brought forth the tragedy
of the nation.
State conventions and state legisla
tures have adopted resolutions propos
ing to abridge and limit the power of
the general government. I warn yon
that this tendency , so far as It Im
pregnates tbo public mind , is danger
ously near the sentiment for state
rights that resulted in the ordinances
of secession in the early GO's.
Limit the power of this national gov
ernment and the hope of the liberty
of mankind is gone. Limit the power
of this government given through our
forefathers , supported and maintained
since by the blood of millions , and
you will loosen the cords that bind
these state entitles Into one , sheaves
reaped and bound together in the har
vest of death. Limit the national pow
er and the permanency of union wll
have departed forever.
Let us maintain , not disintegrate ;
let us preserve , not weaken ; preserve
iinlmnnlT-nH In nntrnr tnla nnfnn far.
Such an expression can bo nothing
but good cheer to President Roosevelt
who has met much opposition among
those who claimed to accord him hero-
worship , when It came to this move
ment which might by centering au
thority In the federal government , take
from a few politicians in each state
the opportunity to control the people
of tholr own states and thus , by arous
Inc this and ouietlnc that agitation
for legislation , gam extraordinary
power politically. But for the great
mass of people , who arc not concerned
with tbo wires of
politics , results are
the desired end. And it Is not a dlfll
suit matter to see that actual results
will be obtained much moro effectively
through one strong federal agency
with the whole nation behind It for
ammunition , than from a half hundred
scattered agencies , each proceeding in
- * * t
different line of attack and each In Its
own peculiar way.
General Cowln further discussed the
birth of demagogues as a result of sin-
ecru reforms that Imvo been attempt
ed. Ho pointed out the danger to
business conditions as a whole , and
'hat moans danger to the entire people
of the nation , as n result of hysteria
which may arlso from the agitation
> f self-seeking political demagogues
invlng nothing moro at stake than the
gaining of political oillco and who ,
whllo securing office for themselves ,
work In the end toward the undermln-
ng of all business , good and had , because -
cause of the lack of discrimination In
their agitation as between Institutions
which ought to bo encouraged and
supported and those which ought to bo
irosectitcd for Illegal
methods of ex-
llottlrtf ? nnil pnmlilnlni * In rnafrnlnf nf
trade. In view of the near-panic
which recently swept the country and
which was only diverted by the timely
ictlon of bankers In resorting to clear-
ng house certificates , as well as the
calm good sense of depositors who
enow enough not to rock the boat , the
address of General Cowln has created
nero than usual Interest in the cast
Among other things ho said :
There are conditions In our country
ilarmlng enough to attract attention
ind consideration of every man who
> retcnds to have n concern in the pub
ic welfare. No man can deny that
nn wo vlciiir have grounds for apprehension and
Great financial Interests embodied
n corporations and trusts have unlaw
fully lived , prospered and ruthlessly
ruled In our national life. They have
sought power merely for power's sake.
Their code of morals in corporation
conduct ' and high finance has been in-
'amous. They have paralyzed , they
lave destroyed the industry and labor
of honest effort. Worse than this ,
: hey have
poisoned the
morality of
business conduct.
But there is a public mood come
forth to meet this situation. As a
man of great affairs lately said : "Wo
are going to have this republic a stan
dard of corporate and financial morals
that will square with the moral sense
of the American people In their pri
vate conduct , and wo are going to have
it at any cost.
The great danger Is that In coming
it may bring with it mistaken and un-
lust methods. That officers of the
law , without sufficient strength of
character and purpose to abide safely
by the law , and for their own ambi
tious purposes , may follow an outraged
public opinion which is often far from
fQr tl mlri n Hnrr twl
nutCMIIw of J\t n n > l
reckless methods , and arouse public
opinion against corporations and iiuan-
cial interests that are wholly innocent
and within the law.
I know of no greater danger to the
efficacy of these reform laws than to
seek to apply them so as to Impair ,
If not destroy , honest business affairs.
The condition of public opinion is
such that it takes a high degree of
sterling honest purpose to decide a
controversy in favor of a large corpo
ration , no matter how absolutely hon
est that decision may be.
Let the public assure its servants
that ho who Intelligently and honestly
decides in favor of a corporation , shall
have the same approval and support
as when he intelligently and honestly
decides against it.
Secretary Wilson of the department
of agriculture was called upon at Sy
racuse , N. Y. , the other day to discuss
"unproductive farms. "
In the course
of his address he
went into the causes
of the '
present prosperity ,
criticised the wholesale robbing of
forests and waters and mines and
lands , and gave his definition of a
good farmer.
Following are the causes given by
Secretary Wilson for the country's
present prosperous condition :
Labor Is all employed at the highest
wages paid in our history.
Skill is in demand in all lines of In-
ilnstrfnl nnflvltv.
Capital Is increasing and active.
Every industry in the land is ex
Labor from other lands looks to us
and comes to us.
Schools are overflowing.
Our transportation systems , the
best in the world , are unable to meet
the requirements of commerce.
Our manufactures moro nearly sup
ply homo demands than at any time
In the past and soil heavily abroad.
"Farmers feed the people as no
people ever before wore fed and sell
In foreign markets a surplus of $1,148-
000,000 worth of his products , " Bald
Secretary Wilson. "Prosperity quite
up to the average of human success
attends Intelligent management of
farm affairs nowadays. No class of
people llvo better , enjoy life more
or contrlbutn as munh t.n the wnnlth
of tbo republic. These are the strong
things to bo said. Syracuse asks us
to consider a weak link in the chain
unproductive farms. It Is a wise
move , and it would have been commendable
mendablo In every state to make such
inquiries at any tlmo during the last
century. The call comes late ; the
evils to bo remedied have travelcc
far In nil thn stntns
"The people of the United States
have wasted their inheritance of land
and woods , of fish In the waters , and
minerals in tbo earth. Tbo soil has
been robbed in the east and south and
west. Wo have reached very high
prices for farm
products ; wo see a
wood famine nnd very high prices
for fuel. Prices of lumber have
doubled In less than a decade. This
convention has been called to consid
er decreased productiveness of the
soil near great centers of population
tuf rh
Such conventions might well bo called
n all the states of the union. They
ire all soil robbers and wood robbers
mil water robbers and mine robbers. "
' In giving his definition of a good
'armor , the agricultural secretary had
this to say :
"Ho rotates his crops , tlledrnlns his
anils , keeps up good fences , has good
matures , has a good garden , breeds
draft horses and does farm work with
brood marcs and growing colts , has a
Ibrary with periodicals and standard
works and a musical Instrument
, helps
its wife in the house when she needs
t , has a spring vehicle for her to visit
n , and drives her to church himself ,
and he keeps dairy cows or mutton
sheep , or both. "
There was one feature upon which
Secretary Wilson intent have dwelt
for u moment. He told about the high
prices that farmers are receiving for
tholr crops , he told how well they llvo
ind their Joy In life. All of which Is
endorsed by actual conditions. Hut
ho fulled to give full credit to the
farmer for the hard work that he does
and the hardships which ho Is obliged
it times to undergo. The farmer to
day has to do without help , because
farm labor Is a thing of the past and
julte out of the question. Therefore
every little detail about the farm must
be attended to by Mr. Farmer and his
family. And It Is real work. Though
corn Is trolllnll linlli In nnlnr nml In
value , It must be berne In mind that
actual work and no easy work at that ,
is required in the husking. Some
day machinery will do all of this work ,
but meanwhile the farmer must pa
tiently wait and see that every detail
is attended to. Most of the unpleas
ant features of farm life have disap
peared with the Innovation of the ru
ral delivery , the telephone and the
good roads movement But the farm
er is neither a shirker by nature nor
is ho allowed by conditions to neglect
his share of the world's ' work. Ho
does his full portion of the nation's
tasks. And he is entitled to full cred
it for thus earning all of the success
that he has achieved. He knows no
hours to restrict his
working time.
His work must bo done day in and
day out , rain or shine , summer and
winter. And ho Is frequently forced
to combine with his hard work keen
Inventive genius that Is a credit to
Ills race.
In return for this , the farmer has
achieved material success. And , moro
than that , ho has lived a life filled
to the brim with satisfaction. He has
breathed in the crisp fresh air year
In and year out , until his lungs are
germ-proof and his cheeks tinted with
the pink of health. He has lived Hi
ino open ami no nas wanted tlio lielus
and meadows , stimulating a heart ac
tion like the thump of a locomotive's
chug. He has
been close to nature
all the while , and he knows tilings
about cattle and horses and quail and
other of nature's
that most
city folk never dreamed of. Ho has
had fresh , pure milk to drink ; for din
ner he has had chicken more tender
than many a town boarder ever heard
of ; he has had at his wish water
melons that were mater melons , and
a few of the " "
"musk. And on top of
tills , he lias enjoyed a degree of inde
pendence unknown to any other man.
True , as Secretary Wilson says , the
farmer of today is prosperous. He is
more than prosperous In a material
sense. But credit must be given to
the farmer for having earned all of
the prosperity that he now enjoys.
Girls will be boys on Hallowe'en.
Wampum or beads will do , in lieu
of coin of the realm.
Beer chocks have found a two-fold '
use. All checks are bandy these days.
The man with a good potato crop
this year needs nobody to endorse
The Jail doors were oiled Thursday
so that they would swing with ease
on Hallowe'en.
Were you over halted on a Hallow
e'en night by a big policeman , and
almost scared to death ?
A Norfolk girl , away at college , has
written home to say that she is wor
ried because she hasn't become more
The west always was a healthier cli
mate than the east , anyway.
Hallowe'en comes on Oct 31 , ru
mors to the contrary notwithstanding.
The cow is coming down from her
trip to the moon.
The News is perfectly willing to ac
cept cashiers' checks without a strug
Madison physicians won't worry
now. They agreed to raise their fees.
Physicians in an Iowa town did the
same thing. And It has been declared
legal by an Iowa Judge.
Burt Mapcs went bunting tbo other
day and got wet. Ho shot a mud hen
and the mud hen dropped into the
creek. But that was not enough. For
Burt waded out , up to his waist , and
brought the dead bird ashore.
When Norfolk goes into the wrest
ling game , it goes In right. Frank
Gotch used to bo a favorite hero and
Thursday night the famous "Farmer"
Hums will bo seen In a match.
With the news from Now York , even
rainwater began to come down In Nor
An uncovered and uullghted sewer
trench Is a luxury that Norfolk can
get along without.
It Is said the
police court will ac
cept cashier's checks In payment of
lines for swearing.
A Vcrdlgro man and his son came
to Norfolk and got Jagged together.
There Is nothing llko keeping things
In the family.
And the cornhusklng In northern
Nebraska and southern South Dakota
goes merrily on , nevertheless and not-
ti'f f liutn ti tittup
Madison county's oats this year arc
worth fCOO.OOO. Doesn't look as
though the people of Madison county
would suffer much for a winter or
For the ordinary man , his own past
Hallowe'en experiences do not In any
way tend to excuse misdeeds of the
present time , perpetrated by other
Those wildcat confederate money
grafters who made a clean sweep
through northern Nebraska , now have
financial dilllcultles of their own.
Tll ( > v'rn ' In inll nt Wnlinn
Now then , what effect have physi
cians' fees on people's health ? Do
bargain rates stimulate trade , or will
there be ns much headache as there
Is , no matter how the matter stands ?
Modern civilization has robbed Hal
lowe'en of many old time Joys.
Where's the old picket fence gate that
used to bo available for hanging to
the top crossbar of a telephone pole ?
Where's the old wooden sidewalk that
could be overturned and carried into
the street ? But such Is the way of
Lincoln Star : A Norfolk man dug
7,000 bushels of potatoes this fall from
forty acres of ground. At 50 cents a
bushel that man will realize $3,500
from the forty acres , which Isn't half
bad , even for land In a state as good
as Nebraska.
The world Is growing better. A
Norfolk man'who used to operate n
country store In the northern part of
the state , has just received a letter
from a man who enclosed thirty-five
cents , explaining that two years ago
he received that much
over-charge In
a purchase. His conscience troubled
him and he has
reformed , he ex
Gregory Times : Word comes from
Lamoureaux , the business center and
only town in Tripp county , that they
are doing things out there. Besides
the construction of numerous business
houses and residences work has been
begun along educational lines. Dr.
Clark of the Rosebud agency has Just
completed arrangements for the erec
tion of an Episcopal church In the
town and work will be begun at once
on the structure. A school building
has recently been
completed and a
term of school 1ms already been start
ed. , Schools and churches are amonc
tne nrst important ( actors in estab
lishing the permanency of a town and
the citizens of Lamoureaux are to be
congratulated upon having taken steps
along these lines , It Is very probable
that the next year will witness a rapid
growth and substantial development In
the town of Lamoureaux.
No man ever forgets to wind a now
When we play a slot machine , and
the | proprietor says , "Hero's where the
house gets even , " we always win five.
When a woman Is determined to
make bor hat "do" another season ,
she says : "I don't find the hats very
tempting. "
There are hundreds
of good men ,
but | they all bow in humility before a
really good woman. The patience and
unselfishness of a really good woman
cannot be equaled by a man.
You cannot bo too careful of your
conduct when people are around.
They have sharper eyes than hawks ,
and , they use them. And how they
talk after you are gone.
A big man who always whips In a
fight , says : "There Is nothing in this
hiding business. If
you bide once you
are expected to hide again. Fight
when you are Imposed upon. "
The women think they are very se
vere in criticising the men , but the
men really expect It ; in fact , they al
most enjoy it. Unless a man has been
abused about BO much during the day
by women , ho doesn't sleep well at
night It's like traveling on a railroad
train ; he becomes so accustomed to
the clatter that If it stops he awakens.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co. , Toledo , O.
We , the undersigned , have known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen yearn , and
believe him perfectly honorable In all
business transactions , and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by bis firm. .
Waldln ? . Klnnan & Marvin ,
' Wholesale Drug-gists , Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Inter
nally , acting directly upon the blood
nnd mucous surfaces of the system ,
Testimonials sent free. Price , 75o per
bottlo. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
That tasitv ,
That flavor ,
That clcanlinoift ,
That rich , round , aromatic toothsoraonctl
is found only in
Arbuckles * Ariosa
Coffee !
Cheaper than anything "just '
as good" , and better than anything - ;
thing "just as cheap. "
And the best of all for you ! ,
AJlBUCKLJfl UROa , Now York dtl *
Philadelphia Archaeologist First White
to See Kuskwagamutes.
Philadelphia , Oct. 31. Dr. George
B. Gordon , curator of the University
of Pennsylvania's archaeological div
partmt'iit , who returned after a six
months' expedition through the wild
est regions of the far northwest , an
nounces the discovery of a new race
living along the Koskokwlm river In
Alaska , Dr. Gordon brings back a
tale of thlh new race , which
had never before soon a white mau ,
and which differs from all other tribes
of Alaskan Indians. They are culled
by the Eskimos "Kuskwasamutes , "
ind show strong traces of Mongolian
ancestry. Crime and vice Is utterly
unknown among them and their re
ligion IB natural pantheism.
They know absolutely nothing of
corruption and degeneracy with which
the whiten have Infected the Athabas
can Indians and Eskimos.
"Though they are dying out , " Dr.
Gordon said , "they are strong and
clean physically and Intelligent They
Imvo rnlnfniul HIP mrmt nnplnnt ohnr-
acterlstlcs of dress and speech. In
clothing Instead of wearing furs , they
pew skin ? of birds Into robes , using
the brens'B ' of loon nnd various species
of ducks which abound In the river. "
"Then ? are only 400 of thorn loft , "
said Dr Gordon "It IP to be hoped
for their sakr Mint thov die out before
the whl'e ' traders eel to tlTem Then
thev ran die as
cleanly and happily Hi
they llvo. "
Secretary Will Hasten to Germany
Where His Presence Is Required.
Manila , Oct. 31. As the lesult of
voluminous cable correspondence be
tween Pi evident Hoosevolt and Secre
tary Taft. It Is understood that the
latter will leave Manila on Nov. 2 ,
In order lo reach Berlin at the earli
est possible moment.
It Is understood that he will leave
hero on the flagship Rainbow. Rear
Admiral Hr > mphill received a cable
gram on Monday
asking whether or
not he could make the cruiser ready
to sail on Sunday. He responded In
and was Informed unof
ficially that .T matter ol utmost Im
portnnco is pending In Germany anil
Secretary Tnfi's prfsonco thorn is
necessary lmin > > 'llately. ' The hasty
departure of ' '
S'crctat'i Talt will cut
short his stay In the Philippines on < !
Washington. Oct. 31. State de
partment olu > lnl said that Secretary
Taft's visit at Flerlln would be purely
social and that there was no unusual
situation th > rrto rase the hastening
of Secr > tan Taft on his journey from
the Phlllpplnps It Is possible , It IH
pointed out that tli" German emperor
has changed his plans , so as to be In
Berlin at the time Mr Taft orlslnally
expected to be there , but no advices
to this pff ct have reached here.
Majority of Inhabitant ! Lota Thslr
Llv i Governor and Hli Mother
Among the Survivor * Slid * Follows
Rcnt Earthquake.
Tftihkond , Huailun Turkestan , Oct.
81. The little town of Karatafh , In
the Hussar district of Bokhara , ha *
been orrwhelm d and completely de-
troyetf by a landslide that followed
the earthquake of Oct. 21. According
lo the Utest report * of the disaster
a majority 'f ' the inhabitants of Kara-
tain lost their live * .
The first reports of the casualties
were exaggerated , the death Hat be
ing placed as high as 15,000. Kara-
tagh hue about 2,500 dweller * , and
there Is reason to believe that about
1,600 were ( juried alive. Among those
who survived the disaster are the gov
ernor of Knratagh and his mother.
Karatagh Is remotely situated and
It takes a full week for news to get
out from there , but , according to one
courier who has come throuKh. an
enormous section of the Karatagh
mountain , which practically hung over
the town , broke loose and thundered
down upon the village , which Is al
most completely burled.
Draws No. 13 and Drop * Dead.
Dos .NSolnes. O'ft. 31. William
Baughman , a pioneer of Iowa City ,
and a prominent member of the water
company there , drew the number 13
in a barber shop , made a remark upon
the probability of its bringing 111 luck
and dropped dead. He was flfty-llve
years old.
Senator Brown Made an Address In
Behalf of the Republican State Tick-
nt nnrt # hi * nfmilill/-n n .fnrllrlnl
ct In the Fifteenth.
Alnsworth , Neb. , Oct. III. Special
to The News : Senator Norrls Brown
Hpoko hero Wednesday night In the
Auditorium to a largo and enthusiast lo
audience. Ho
spoke especially upon
state and local matters , but voiced lila
Hiipromo confidence In the wisdom of
the republican party to meet all ques
tions of national Interest to the sat
isfaction and for the best Interests of
the people. The senator was the guest
of Judge- and Mrs. Tollver , old tlmo
Iowa friends , where ho met B. A. Mc
Coy and wife and Frank 13. Witt and
wife , old schoolmates In the Hawkeye
There was a largo delegation from
Bassett , headed by the Bassett cornet
band and bearing transparencies for
Reese , Douglas and .Jeiickos. There
were also largo delegations from Long-
Pine , Johnstown , Sprliigvlow , Mead-
vilk > , Norden , Wood Lake and other
No Change In Condition of Railroad
Man Who Was Injured at Blair.
Thursday morning Norfolk friends
wore advised of no change In the con
dition of John Dliiginnu , the young
Northwestern brnkcinan
who was
crushed between two cars at Blair.
"A fighting chance" still scorned to bo
the doctors' verdict of the chance for
recovery. It was said that several
days from the time of the accident
might bo required lo tell the extent
of the internal injuries.
Wednesday morning Norfolk friends
received a brief message from Mrs.
B. J. Sornsbergor
stating that her
brother was conscious and for the
time was resting easy. To the rel
atives the attending physician hold
out n slight hope for recovery and
gave the opinion that If the young man
was to live the next two or three days
i * i
After the young brakcmnn had been
crushed between the two cars at Blair
he was taken to the Blair hospital
whore he n-coived medical attention
Dr. Jonas of
Omaha , chief surgeon In
Nebraska for the
, It was
stated , was rushed to the young man's
In Norfolk , where John Dlngman
grew up and where ho spent his school
days , word of his probable fatal In
juries caused
general sorrow , the-
more so when the unfounded report
of his death came to Norfolk Tuesday
In addition to the relatives who are
at his bedside , Fred Linerode , yard
master in the Norfolk
yards , has gone
to Blair. For the past three years
the home of John Dlngnmn's parents
has been in Missouri Valley.
Perry Dlngman , brother of the In
jured brakcmnn , arrived In Norfolk at
noon from Blair. Ho said that John
rested well during the night and that
Dr. Jonas held out hope for his recov
Dakota's Short Crop Beats That of
Pierre , S. D. , Oct. 31. Doane Robin
son has completed his estimate of the
corn crop of the state for this
year ,
and while he shows
an increase of
acreage over last year his estimate Is
for a reduction
of over 20,000,000 bush
els In the total yield
of the state , but
he places the value of this to the farm
000 ers of the state at practically $4,000-
moro than
crop , on ac
count of the
Increased value of the
product. The total
crop yield was cut
down this year on
account of the ex
tremely wet weather In the corn coun
ties early In the season.
poor stand of corn In
many of the
fields. His detailed statement places
the crop for this
year at 2,034,789 . .
acres , with 1,978,4GG acres for 1900. 9
The yield he places at GG,5G1,2G8 bush
els for this year , with
77,114,351 bush
els for the yield of last year on n
smaller acreage. Ho places the value
while of the crop this year at $27,280,034 ,
greater crop of last year
brought the farmers $23,224,305.
Not to have read n
for a month
would bo
ns unhappy a
fate as not to have read n single item
of news in that time.
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