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r > HIE NORFOLK WEEKLY Nl'JWS-JOUURNAL ' : FRIDAY , NOVEMIiMR 1 1907.
CONFEDERATE CURRENCY FEL
LOWS JAILED AT LAST.
BEHIND THE DARS AT WAHOO
Two Men , Working the Same Game
That Was Worked All Aloiifl the
Main Line of the Northwestern ,
Probably Same Ones , Are Arrested.
The lintl inonoy artists who Imvu
been reaping a wicked harvest of un
earned riches by passing worthless
"wildcat" bank notes have como to
Brief that Is , two of them have.
Two men , perhaps the two who re
cently worked Norfolk and north Ne
braska , are In the county Jail at Wa-
hoo. It Is certain that the men under
arrest are either the Identical parties
who covered the main line of the
Northwestern or are confederates of
the pair who made life merry for north
The plan of operations followed by
the men arrested was similar to that
used In Norfolk. The description of
the men furnished In a Wahoo dis
patch does not correspond In all de
tails with the men seen hero but It Is
pointed out that one of the men by
shaving his mustache could have
brought the descriptions nearer to
A list of the towns "worked" In
north Nebraska on the worthless bank
notes would miss few towns on the
Northwcstern'B main line.
The story of the men's capture Is
told In this dispatch from Wahoo :
"Tho two men arrested by Sheriff
Dayloy Saturday night , and now In
jail , had concealed In their waist belts ,
collars and around In their coats sev
eral bills ranging In 1's , 2's , 5's , 10's
and 20's on the Merchants' and Plant
ers' bank of Savannah , Ga. , and other
banks of the south , and In different
parts of their clothing , good money
and express orders were found. Aoout
$ UG5 In good moneyt was taken from
their clothing by tlio sheriff , where
he found It sowed In around under the
heavy flannel shirts worn by each ,
and In their coats.
"Two or three men went from store
to store Saturday evening , just at a
time when the clerks were very busy ,
and bought articles , passed one bill of
$20 at Kllllan Bros. ' ; one ? 10 at Stratton -
ton & Hanson's and another at Lehm-
kulo & Wondstrand's store , and then
left town. They stopped at Swede-
burg and passed another $10 bill and
struck west to Ccrcsco. Just after the
men had left Swedeburg , the counter-
felt bill was discovered , and parties
called up the sheriff , who had just re
turned from the country , and it was
not very long until Mr. Dayloy had the
telephones In operation all over the
county. When the men got to Ceresco ,
the marshal was on the watch , for
Mr. Dayley had given him a descrip
tion. They were surrounded , captured
and held until the sheriff arrived.
Upon searching them , he found In the
pocket of one a $10 bill on the Mer
chants' and Planters' bank of Savan
nah , Ga. The bills passed In Wahoo
and Swedeburg correspond with those
passed In Central City and other
towns of the state.
"The men captured give their names
as Axel Johnson and Thomas O'Brien
the former Is a Swede , and the lat
ter has the appearance of being Irish
ns the name indicates. Both are large
men , about thirty years of age , smooth
and keen looking.
"The sheriff returned to Wahoo with
the men at 3 o'clock In the morning. "
LOSES SPEECIUND HEARING
Lou Cousins , Former Circus Man , Very
Sick In Norfolk.
Lou Cousins , a Norfolk butcher , ly
ing very 111 at his home on South
Fourth street , was suddenly deprived
of the senses of speech and hearing.
Mr. Cousins has been in poor health
but the serious attack that left him
unconscious came at 4 o'clock Wednes
Cousins lost the power of speech as
a result of paralysis of the speech and
auditory centers of the brain , which
was in turn caused by a hemorrhage
of the brain.
Wednesday afternoon Cousins was
not unconscious and was able to rec
ognize and shake hands with these
about him although unable to address
While Cousins' Illness was consid
ered ns very serious it was not thought
to be necessarily fatal. His age , It
was said by the attending physician ,
Dr. W. II. Pllger , might make it pos
sible to rally from the attack.
Cousins Is married and with his
wife lives near the Lincoln school. A
brother , Frank Cousins , also lives In
Norfolk. Cousins has been employed
in the Thiem meat market but before
coming to Norfolk he gave up a circus
career. He was famous as a contortionist
tionist and in this and other circus
stunts appeared with most of Amer
ica's big circuses.
GRIMES DEPUTY OIL INSPECTOR.
Succeeds George Templeton Both
Men Live In Omaha.
Lincoln , Neb. , Oct. 30. Special to
The News : E. S. Grimes of Omaha
has been appointed deputy oil Inspect
or , succeeding George Templetou of
West Point Drayman Loses Horses
and Barn Mysterious Origin.
West Point , Neb. , Octk 30. Special
to The News : Fir per the second
ilmo In Hirpp. tnnnfhs. ( nt'n < ttydeB.trQ.ved
Hd. NollKh , an expressman , In Houlh
Wont Point. FliunoH were discovered
ill I o'clock a. m. , but too late to save
Unbuilding , which , together with his
two' dray horson , harnuau. buy and
grain and a largo Hock of chickens
were totally consumed. The property
was Insured for only a small amount
This Is the second serious ( Ire occur-
Ing on the same premises within a
few mouths. Cause unknown. Loss
CAN'T ' SELL THEIR STOCK.
Government Seizes Cattle Sold by In
dians to New Homesteaders.
Gregory , S. D. , Oct. 31. A recent
visit to this vicinity by Boss Farmer
Crossman of the Rosebud reservation ,
and the sel/.tiro by him of several head
of cattle which had been purchased
by homesteaders from Indians living
on the reservation , was an eye-opener
for many recent arrivals , who were
not aware that It Is against the rules
of the Indian department for Indians
to sell stock which had been Issued
to them by the government.
ROSEBUD AND PINE RIDGE SIOUX
BACK FOR WINTER.
WERE WITH BUFFALO BILL
"Bill" McCune , Manager for Colonel
Cody , Passed Through Norfolk Tak
ing the Redskins Back to Their Res
ervations In This Territory.
The South Dakota Indians borrowed
from Undo Sum by Colonel William
F. Cody's wild west show have been
returned to the Pine Rldgo and Rose
The Indians who left last spring for
the eastern war path in search of coin
and excitement wore taken through
Norfolk on the evening train over the
It's the uoblo redman , gay in paint ,
war bonnet and flashy robes who goes
east but it's just plain Mr. Indian who
comes buck In the fall to hibernate
for the winter. It's a real noble brave
.hat doesn't sell all his gay clothes
.he moment he hits the trail for boms.
"Bill" McCuno of Omaha , general
manager for the wild west , passed
through Norfolk with the Indians and
igain on his return to Omaha.
Mr. McCuue said the feature of the
season was the shortage of men who
could handle the tent and animals.
"Why , for the first time In fifteen
years I found it necessary at times to
et out myself and handle some of the
laborers and pitch in myself. It was
a serious proposition. "
Colonel Cody's private car , said to
liavo been formerly used by Pattl , was
occupied during the show season by
four Bills Cody , McCuue , Sweeney
and the porter. When the season was
young there was a general scramble
of Bills in the car every time that
name was used. It finally was ar
ranged that one should be called Wil
liam , another Willie , the third BUI and
the fourth Blllle to save confusion.
Cut Running Time.
Union Pacific officials announce that
beginning November 10 that road will
knock off two hours from the running
time of the trains between Chicago
and Denver. The Milwaukee and
Northwestern and Union Pacific No.
11 will leave Chicago thirty-five min
utes later than now , or at 10 a. m.
and use thirty hours In running to
Denver. Train No , 12 will leave Den
ver at 2:05 : p. m. and arrive at Chicago
cage at 9 p. m. the next day. The Burlington -
lington announced some time ago a
reduction of the running time of its
fast trains between Chicago and Den
ver and the addition of a new train
No. 13 from Chicago to Omaha. This
will give the Burlington one more
train westbound than eastbound , be
cause the travel is heavier that way.
Omaha , It is figured , will derive a
great benefit from this arrangement
because of the latest move on the
part of the Burlington.
Sioux City to Try Commission Plan.
Sioux City. Oct. 31. A movement
was Inaugurated here to secure the
adoption ot the commission plan of
municipal government , or what U
popularly known as the Galveston sys
tem It is said V > at the required 25
per cent of legal voters will si mi the
petition no-v bolng circulated , and
that the mayor \.Ill call i special elec
tion to submit the question to thf
Oklahoma Inaugural Ceremonies.
Guthrle , Okla. . Oct. 31. A Guthrlo
newspaper man , L. G Niblick , will ad
minister the oath of office to Governor
Charles N Haskell of Oklahoma. The
Inaugural ceremonies will be conduct
ed here Saturday , Nov. 1C , the day
statehood for the two territories be
comes effective. A feature of the oc
casion will be a barbecue.
Farmer Kills Himself.
Table Rock. Nob. , Oct. 31. Henry
Frank , a well-to-do fanner , who llvea
north of town , aged about thirty-five
years , committed sulcMe by shooting
Mr. Frank had been In poor health for
some time. The death of his child a
short time ago , and' some heavy busl
tesg deals of late had caused him con-
Adams' Trial Progresses Slowly.
Rnthilrum. Ma. , ( jot. 31. The work
of securing j .ror.s to try Steve Adams
progresses slowly in the district
court. Attorney Clarence Darrow ar
rived and has taken charge of the
examination of jurors. There are still
clxty-threo jurors In the box who have
YOUTHFUL PREPARATIONS FOR
ANY SOAP ON YOUR WINDOWS ?
Norfolk Boys and Girls Spent the Day
Getting Ready to Make Merry With
Harmless Fun Police to Restrict
I From Thursda 'a Datly.J
Wednesday evening was "soap and
corn" night , a prelude In Boyvlllo to
Were your windows "soaped" and
did corn rattle against your doors
Wednesday night ? If this didn't hap
pen to you you were missed for Wed
nesday night was "soap and corn"
The small boy knows his traditions
though like all traditions their origin
Is shrouded with proper mystery. So
corn rattled and soap smeared Wed
nesday evening and the small boy was
glad In his heart because ho was obey
ing the wild sphlt of his own law.
The cranky citizen swore and
thought it was Hallowe'en when the
corn crashed against his window. But
it wasn't. Any small boy could have
told him that It was only "soap and
corn" night , just a mild little touch of
what was coming to Mr. Cranky GUI-
/.en the eve following.
"Nnw , course tills ain't Hallowe'en , "
protested one littlemarauder when reproached
preached for a prematcur outbreak ,
"Don't I know 'cm. First "cabbage"
night , then "soap and corn" night
which Is this and then Hallowe'en
which Is It. Wo just soap 'em and
corn 'em tonight but tomorrow's when
wo do everything. There wasn't any
cabbage night this year just rain
and say there are seven policemen out
tonight. That's a awful lot for just
'soap and corn * night. How many do
you think there'll bo Hallowe'en ? "
How many ? Mr. Flynn , Norfolk's
bogey man , says one on most every
The Norfolk small boy who has at
heart the law of his kind wouldn't do
any "Hiillowo'cnlng" on "soap and
corn" night but even the good small
boy can't be trusted far on the great
night of license in Boyville.
Hallowe'en always the night of the
last day In October , has followed a
varied path. It holds the weird story
of old time folk lore , it Is written large
In the social calender and It reads
almost everything to the small boy
and to some who have outgrown small
boyhood but who have a mind for the
disregard of property rights and for
the general license that has gone with
Hallowe'en in the past.
In a social way Hallowe'en has
spread its features through the week
A number of small Hallowe'en parties
were given Wednesday evening and
more were planned for the evening of
Hallowe'en. And for the parties not
hold on the real Hallowe'en the varied
features connected with that wierd
night were given place in the party
plans. Hallowe'en meetings were
hold at a few Norfolk societies and
A Hallowe'en dance was given
Wednesday evening at Marquardt hall
by the Norfolk band. The dance was
preceded by an open air concert at
the corner of Fourth street and Nor
folk avenue. Both were pleasant fea
tures of the autumn night.
At the Auditorium it was announc
ed that Hallowe'en would be given
over to a re\ivlal of the old sport of
wrestling. "Farmer" Burns , long
famous on the mat and the middle
weight champion wrestler of the
world , Is a real Hallowe'en feature.
In forty minutes the famous wrestler
is to attempt to throw Jack O'Leary
twice and George Gion once , the for
mer the welterweight champion of the
northwest , the latter an Iowa wrest
ler. In this wrestling program sport-
lovers in this part of Nebraska were
assured an exhibition of top-notchers
In a sport that is being revived In this
section of the west.
Chief of Police Flynu is one man
who didn't arrange to see the big
wrestling match through. Instead the
chief prepared to wrestle with Hal
Chief Flynn spent Thursday mornIng -
Ing making a classification that would ,
divide "innocent Hallowe'en diver
sions" from "malicious fractures of
city ordinances and property rights. "
The chief has decided that breaking
windows , running off with wagons and
signs , tearing up sidewalks , stealing
gates , pushing over fences and other
wise destroying property Is not to be
classdd as an "Innocent diversion. "
Moreover the chief has an age limit.
Chief Flynn hold graduation exercises
Thursday morning and formally grad
uated all boys over fifteen from Boy-
vllle and stripped them of the privi
leges of being a small boy. The chief
has a lenient place In his heart for the
small boy's fun as long as it is Inno
cent fun , but there Is a big stick In
the air for any "boy" sixteen or sev
enteen or older who Is caught In any
During the day the chief had the
janitors of the different school build
ings sworn in as special police to
watch the part of town adjacent to
their respective schools. Other spe
cial police were added to the force
to check any tendency towards rough
ness on the part of the celebrators.
And Flynu himself will make a night
Although violence to property was
not expected Wednesday evening an
early evening report was received at
police headquarters from the residence
of C. E. Doughty In The Heights ,
where a window was broken In the
Doughty home by a crowd of Hal-
said , would follow any such destruc
tion of property.
STUDENTS INJATTLE ROYAL
Freshmen and Sophomores Engage In
Mass Scrap With 76 on Each Side.
Raleigh , N. C. , Oct. 31. A recent
case of hazing at thu state agrlcul
turn I and tufcliunlcal college * hai
caused President Winston of that college
lego to reprove the student body and
In his re-mark * he advised a man-to
man fight in tfce open.
As the re-suit of this the freshmen
cla a sent u challenge to the Eopho
mores to meet them for a test ol
prowess on the athlatlc field. Accord
Ingly , there was a mass fight , with
about seventy-five on each side
Lieutenant Young , the commandant ,
and members of the Junior and senior
classes were present. The scrapping
match passed off without serious In
jury to any of the participants.
Then the sophomores Invited the
freshmen to battle , when a flercci
struggle ensued , and there were many
Injured on both sides. There wer
sixty-five men on a side and the noaea
of four cade'ts wore broker * a numbet
of eyes were blackened and many
The opposing sides line up , rueh at
each other and tight at will , but
rough and tumble tactics are barred.
President Winston and Lieutenant
Young believe this will do away with
hazlngs. Many friends of the collcgj
hero condemn It.
CANNIBALS CAPTURE SAILORS
Entire Ship's Crew Ha § Met This Fata
In Terra del Fuego.
New York , Oct. 81. Tne fate of the
crew of forty sailors who took thu
big sailing ship Arthur Sewoll out of
Philadelphia April 3 on the start of
its long voyage to carry coal to the
Philippines probably was to bo eaten
Word has Just boon received at the
Maritime exchange that the vessel
was wrecked near Terra del Fuego
and all signs point to the survivors
having been captured by the canni
bals , who infest the Islands In that
vicinity. The news of the wreck and
the almost certain fate of the crew
came from the steamer Frldthjoff.
The Fridthjoff reports that on Aug.
29 , while cruising near the southeast
headland of Nolr Island , the lookout
reported a derelict ahead. The dere
Hot proved to be a four-masted
square-rigged ship that In every way
answered the description of the Sew-
ell. As the wreck evidently was very
recent the Frldthjoff's captain made
Investigation , in the hope of discover
ing some of the possible survivors
On the shore of Nolr Island a landing
party from the Norwegian vessel dis
covered traces proving that a considerable
erablo party from the wreck had
made Its way to land. The trail led
away from the beach. The sailors
from the Frldthjoff followed the trail
as far as they could make It out , but
finally had to abandon the search ow
Ing to the danger from the cannibals
that Inhabit the Island. The natives
on the Islands In that part of the sea
are cannibals of the fiercest kind and
shipwrecked sallorn could have little
hope of escaping from them
KANSAS FREIGHT RATE FIGHT
New Schedule Provides for Reduction
of About 20 Per Cent.
Topeka , Oct. 31. A formal complaint -
plaint , against the existing freight
rates In Kansas was filed with the
state board of railroad commission
ers by G F. Grattan , the board's at
torney. Accompanying the complaint
was a schedule of rates , which em
ployes have been preparing for some
time. The rates are based on the dls
tance tariff plan and provide for a
reduction of about 18 to 20 per cent.
They ara Intended to help the Interior
jobbers. All the leading roads In tin
state are made parties to the suit.
The present rates are alleged to be
unreasonable and unjust , and the pro
posed schedule Is alleged to correct
them. Governor Hoch Is known 10
be In favor of a freight rate reduc
tion , and the move has his approval.
TEACHERS ELECT AND ADJOURN
Condemn New Certificate Law as In
terpreted by Attorney General.
Sioux City , Oct. 28. With the elec
tion of officers and the adoption of res
olutions condemning the new teach
ers' certificate law as Interpreted by
the Iowa attorney general , the ses
sions of the Northwestern Iowa Teach-
rs' association were brought to a
close. Officers elected were : Presi
dent , O. M. Elliott of Sheldon ; vice
president , Theodore Saain of Lake
City ; secretary , Miss Elizabeth Bills
of Sioux City ; treasurer , Miss Lillle
Patton of Emmetsburg. Governor
Cummins addressed tbo teachers on
"Iowa's Past , Present and Future. "
Holiday In California.
Sacramento , Cal. , Oct. 31. A mes
sage was * received at the capltol from
Governor Glllett , who la at Eureka ,
announcing that today will be a legal
holiday by proclamation and that like
proclamations will follow each day in
definitely until confidence In the finan
cial situation In this state has been
Capitalist Fowler Dead.
St. Joseph. Mo. . Oct. 31. Theodore
A. Fowler , capitalist , ls dead.
Filipinos Want Free Trade.
Manila , Oct. 31. The leading Flli-
plno newspapers are asking for free
trade with the United States. Hereto
fore they have opposed the tariff re
forms on the ground that they would
bind the Philippines too closely to
the United States and endanger ulti
OLD TIME ELKHORN VALLEY
NOW IS CHURCHMAN IN TEXAS
"Joe Hall" Writes to Thomas Kryger
at Nellgh to Ask Concerning This
Valley "Did Battle Creek Ever
Amount to Much ? " Ho Asks.
The following letter was recently
received by Tuos. Kryger Iroui the
old timu cow puncher "Joe Hull" or F.
J. Simmons as he signs himself. Joe
Hall was his assumed name while In
the Elkhoru valley. The letter Is dat
ed Bronsou , Texas , whore ho Is now
Old Friend Tommy : Yours of a
Into date was received a day or two
since and 1 need not say was perused
with considerable more than ordinary
pleasure. It furnished reminiscences
of a happy bygouo when my life was
so badly wrecked and morals so badly
shattered that 1 did not value life nor
dread death ns much as you might
have supposed. 1 expect I would have
shot quicker than you ever thought.
1 got wrecked Just after the war by
killing a negro In n largo town In
Louisiana. That and the Indian Gray
Byes were the only two men that I
ever killed and 1 um as glad of both
of these as anything 1 ever did. I shot
one white man and cut another white
man bad and this Is the most of my
troubles. My conscience Is as clear
I belong to the church and truly believe -
lievo that I am a Christian. You
never in your life saw a man with us
much change. My morals are good ,
1 never swear , never get tight and for
two years I suppose 1 never touched
whisky , but for a number of years I
took an occasional drink. You did not
tell me what had become of McCormick -
mick , the old Pen and Plow editor.
You asked mo what I am doing. I
have quit shucking pumpkins and now
I wagon for a .livelihood. You also
asked me if 1 ever got over my fall.
I am still a little lame , but stout , and
broke many of the worst horses in
Texas for money. I have quit now
am getting most too old , 57 years old.
Doesn't that sound strange ? Send
me your photo and I will send you
mine as soon as I get to an artist
there Is none here at present.
What has become of Joe Milligan ,
Loren Means and Troy Hale of Battle
Creek and did Battle Creek ever
amount to much. I reckon you will
get tired of answering questions. I
nm living happy now , have a nice little
home all paid for in a hustling town.
If you want to do the Job of your
whole life , come to Texas. This coun
try is new , building up and fine land ,
fine climate for health. There are
many northern people all over the
state and you couldn't run them off.
Well I will close , write soon , answer
all of the letter and write a long letter
on the outside.
Your true friend ,
F. J. Simmon , ( Joe Hall ) .
Miss Helen Bridge has gone to Fre
mont for a visit.
Miss Lizzie Schram was down from
A. J. Durland has been In Plalnview
on a short visit.
J. W. Ransom is homo from a busi
ness visit to Omaha.
Miss Alvira Johnson arrived home
yesterday from Bonesteel.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Butterfield are
expected home from Chicago today.
Joseph Carney of Grafton Is In Nor
folk on a visit with his nephew , S. R.
Mrs. L. Sessions and Mrs. P. F.
Sprecher have been In Pierce on a
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Logan have re
turned from Newcastle where they
went to attend the wedding of Percy
Sullivan , formerly of Norfolk.
Chris Anderson was a member of
the Norfolk party who left yesterday
for a hunting trip near Newport.
Members of the party will return to
Mrs. J. K. Boas has returned from
a visit in Sioux City with her daugh
ter , Miss Kathleen Boas , who Is at
tending school at that place Mr. Boas
and daughter , Miss Dorothy , spent
Sunday In Sioux City.
Among the day's out of town visitors
in Norfolk were : F. A. Berry , Wayne ;
Glen Cnley , Creighton ; County Attor
ney and Mrs. P. J. Donahue , Bone-
steel ; D. D. Jardlne , Ashland ; A. H.
Cahrs , Madison ; Dr. Thomas , Pierce ;
Miss Jessie E. Barnett , Stanton ; John
Shannon , Carroll ; William P. Mohr ,
Spencer ; J. J. Byrne , West Point ;
Frank Hart , Frank Phillips , Hoskins ;
M. H. Mauley , Lyons ; P. M. Moodle ,
West Point ; C. G. Preschmann ,
Creighton ; A. F. West , Wlsner ; E. E.
Pierce , Fairfax , S. D. ; Harry Blanchard -
ard , Columbus ; Sheriff J. M. McMul-
len , Fairfax , S. D. ; Elmer Walker ,
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Relnbolt Mass
of south of the city , a son.
A new boy baby has arrived In the
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Gillette.
Word was received in Norfolk of
the dangerous Illness of Wm. Hoffman ,
a well known farmer of near Emerick.
Misses Emma and Lydla Brueggo-
man entertained the J. F. S. club at
their homo last evening at a Hallow
Misses Roblnct Eblo and Bessie
Ward entertain a dozen friends at a
Hallowe'en party at Miss Eblo's home
on North First street.
Misses Lizzie Schram and Anna
Miller gave a Jolly Hallowe'en party
Wednesday evening at the Schram
homo on South Third street.
and Mrs. Alex
Wlchmnn , living northeast of town
'll ' d at the ago of one week. The fu
nernl was pet for 1 o'clock Thursdn >
afternoon at the homo.
Dr. Gabler of Pierce was in Norfolk
W. J. Stadclmnn was in Sioux City
Mrs. C. C. Gow went to Wnyno
Judge J. II. Barnes Is on a hunting
trip near Wood Lake.
J. 0. Sturgeon was in Nellgli
Mrs. R. C. Simmons will go to Bee
mer Friday for n short visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Whltwcr of Til
den have been visiting In Norfolk ,
Woods Cones , the Pierce banker ,
was In Norfolk yesterday on business
D. Mnthcwson and M. C. Ilnzon were
among members of a hunting party
that left at noon for Newport.
Mrs. C. A. McKIm , who has been
visiting her parents , Mr. and Mrs. II.
C. Matrau , returned to Lincoln at
Everett Carrlck of Omaha visited
with Norfolk friends , returning yester
day from a two month's visit In Trlpp
Miss Anna Welding of West Point
returned home at noon after a short
visit In Norfolk with Miss Ftiyo Liv
Lieutenant and Mrs. R. C. Hand
will leave Norfolk Friday for Fort
Leavenworth , Kan. , where Mr. Hand's
regiment is stationed.
Dr. J. C. Myers Is homo from a
week's business and pleasure visit to
Chicago. Mm Myers remained In
Galena , 111. , for a short visit.
W. M. Robinson , head of the piano
department of the Bennett store , re
turned to Omaha after a visit to the
Norfolk branch of the Bennett com
Mrs. D. R. Daniel of Omaha arrived
home at noon after a short visit with
Norfolk friends. Her daughter , Miss
Ruth Daniel , remained in Norfolk for
a further visit.
Dr. II. K. Schemel of Hosklns- was
in Norfolk Wednesday. Dr. Schemel
has moved his family from Scrlbncr
to Hosklns and had his household
goods shipped to Norfolk and from
here hauled overland to Hosklns.
Mra. F. W. Benjamin and children
loft Norfolk today to join Mr. Benja
min in their new homo in Alhambra ,
Cal. , where1 Mr. Benjamin is pastor of
the Baptist church. Alhnmbra is a
suburb of Los Angeles , five miles out
from the city. Mr. Benjamin will meet
his family at Cheyenne1.
Oscar J. Johnson left at noon for
Omaha where he will join Mrs. John
son and his children , leaving Omaha
for Orange , Calif. , where they will
spend the winter. Orange is about
thirty miles from Los Angeles. Mr.
Johnson was accompanied to Omaha
by his mother , Mrs. A. J. Johnson ,
who will visit with her son , Frank
Johnson In Omaha , and with Robert
Johnson In Falls City.
Stuart Advocate : Louis Greenfield
has moved his family back from Nor
folk and will make his home in Stuart
again. He has bought Clint Rndcliffe's
team and will do hauling this winter.
Plans for a regular "exchange day"
for Norfolk are materializing. As soon
as the special sales day committee
can confer with the Commercial club
directors the committee will be ready
to formulate its plan.
Among the new hitching posts
which have been placed near Norfolk
avenue for the convenience of men
driving to Norfolk is a line of posts
in the rear of the office of the Singer
sewing machine company.
For the first time since the high
school building burned down a month
has passed with no special meetings
of the board of education. On next
Monday evening the board holds its
regular November meeting.
Wires have been strung on the In
dependent telephone company's long
distance line between Norfolk and
Hoskins and connections between the
two towns will probably be established
by the last of the week. Poles are be
ing placed for the Battle Creek-Norfolk
A movement Is on foot among Sun
day school workers In Norfolk to or
ganize a class to enter on a teachers'
training course. A meeting of Sunday
school superintendents will be held
next Sunday to outline the matter.
The class will meet once a week on
some week-day evening.
Beatrice Express : Hallowe'en which
will soon be here , Is an appropriate
time for social gatherings , but not for
roving bands of property destroyers.
Unlike the local bicycle ordinance
which makes provision according to
weather , there arc no legal exceptions
or exemptions according to season in
the matter of damaslng property.
Sheriff J. W. McMullen of Gregory
county , the officer who will be at the
head of Gregory county's police au
thority dm ing the Tilpp county rush ,
was In Norfolk over night. Sheriff
McMullen came down from Fairfax
with a patient for the Yankton hos
pital , Frank Kakes recently declared
insane. Special Deputy Jerry Smolich
accompanied the officer.
John Welling , who came to Norfolk
from Winslde and on his arrival was
thrown Into the city Jail for swearing
at a local negro , was released from
the confines of the city dungeon Wed
nesday. "City limUs , thirty minutes , "
said Chief Flynu. Welling In addi
tion to lacking discretion was also
without money and consequently spent
the days of his stay in Norfolk in the
Fremont Herald : The Herald is
good natured and sympathetic , and
would not intentionally injure the feelIngs -
Ings of anyone. When offense Is taken
at the publication < .t a legitimate news
iti-m which ib the lalK of the streets ,
li < vcvtrc , can't help It The Heri '
aid boasts no funlur claim than being c
a good local newspaper , and to withhold -
hold Items of news would bo unfair
to our subscribers.
W. A. Emery was advised yesterday 1
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Tlin onlr Mull . r ilo
HuMiiit Vcm.lor iM
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from Spokane that his brother , N. II.
Ktnory , was suffering from an attack
of paralysis of the face. Mr. Emery
was not Informed ns to how sorloim
his brother's Illness might be. N. II.
lOniory , who Is now manager of the
l-J-lwards & Bradford lumber com
pany's at 101k , Wash. , and vice-presi
dent of the company , Is well known In
this section of Nebraska , having been
nvor this territory for n number of
years as an auditor for the company.
Kalrfnx Advertiser : The Advertiser
received announcement of the np- _ .
preaching marriage of Miss Fanny
Field , of Orange , Vn. , and Mr. Samuel
Herrlck , a prominent young lawyer
of Washington , ID. C. , which will take
place on next Tuesday at noon at the
homo of the bride's parents. Mr. Herrick -
rick took a prominent part in the
opening of the town of Ilerrlck In this
county three years ago , the town be
ing named In his honor. Throe years
ago Mr. Derrick was the republican .
nominee for county judge in this
A Belle Fourcho special says : "Fur
ther information regarding the pro
posed Pacific coast extension of the
Chicago and Northwestern railroad ,
which is to start from this town , was
gained through the letting of a con
tract by the railroad company to W.
II , Sutherland , a local contractor , for
300,000 ties for use on the extension ,
work on which Is to commence as ear
ly In the spring as the weather will
permit. Mr. Sutherland has just re
turned from the Bear Lodge district ,
west of here , where ho made arrange
ments to secure suitable timber. "
Lincoln News : Three English
pheasants donated by a Chicago
sportsman hove been received by Chief
( nine Warden George L. Carter and
taken to the state hatcheries at South
Bend , where they will be kept through / " " * '
the winter in the hope of raising sev
eral broods next reason. One is a
cock and the other two hens. The
birds are somewhat larger than a
prairlo chicken and have long tails.
Their plumage is rather brilliant but
It is said they can arrange it so as to
become almost Invisible when running
wild. If is hoped to stock Nebraska
with the fowls Iti time , so that sports
men may ho able to hunt them. There
are none in the state now except some , -
.hat were privately raised at Colum- J
STATE CROPS IS WORTH TWENTY
$600,000 IN MADISON COUNTY
Already Madison County Has Reaped
Over a Half Million Dollars in Oats '
Alone And That Spells Prosperity
In This Region.
The Madison county farmer when
he comes In from the day's attack on
the yellow riches hidden In his corn
field can contemplate with just pride
the showing that his county has made
in one crop already gathered. With
the corn crop still to be gathered Mad
ison county has already pocketed
something like $000,000 from the oat
crop. That spells prosperity.
The statistics of the oat crop are In.
They show that Madison county in -v
1007 raised 1,045,010 bushels of oats. W
These oats were raised on 77,991 acres " " * -
with nn average yield of 21.1 bushels.
Madison county this year stands (
fourth In all the counties of the state
in the bushels of oats raised In the
The three counties , which by the
statistics of Land Commissioner Ry
der , surpass Madison county are : An
telope county with a production of 1-
929,085 bushels , Custer county with
1,8-14,205 bushels and Cedar county
with 1,771.000 bushels.
Other north Nebraska counties
which rank high In the oat statistics
for 1907 are : Boone county with a
production of 1,577,780 bushels , Boyd
county with 1,092,000 bushels , Colfax
county with 842,780 bushels , Cuming
county with 1,319,403 bushels , Dixou
county with 1,292,497 bushels , Dodge
county with 1,253,913 bushels , Holt
county with 930,700 bushels , Knox
county with 1,524,720 bushels , Pierce
county with 1,329,247 bushels , Pintle
county with 1,333,800 bushels , Stanton -
ton county with 901,121 bushels , Wayne
county with 1,150,034 bushels.
Commissioner Ryder has just com
piled his 1907 oat crop statistics. The
figures show a state production of G3-
022,202 bushels. The sum of $20,000- f
000 is what the 1907 oat crop is said '
to mean to Nebraska.
Alnsworth , Neb. , Oct. 29. Special to ti
The News : E. E. Waggeuor of Johns- I |
town , republican nominee for county
commissioner , was married at the M.
E. par&onage in this city to Mrs. Hattie -
tie Carpender , also of Johnstown.
Rev J. A. Johnson of this city assist- M ]
cd Rev. A. T. Carpenter of Johnstown
in performing the ceremony.
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