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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JObltNAL ; FK1DAY , DECEMBER Iil907. ;
HAS BEEN A WEEK OF PLEASURE
' ' ' IN NORFOLK ,
YULE TIDE SEASON AT HAND
Wlth'ln ' n Fortnight the College Vaca
tions Will bo Upon Us and Students
Will be Coming Home to Make Mer
ry at Christmas Time.
ThlR IB tlio season of the holldnyn.
Thanksgiving past , Christmas and
K6w Yoar'B week nro punning forward
tholr claims for a slmro of the atten
tion that would otherwise1 bo ilovotcd
entirely to the Roclnl actlvltlcB of tiio
moment. The approach of Christmas
day IH foreshadowed by Christmas
Within a fortnight the colleges and
nchools of the land will drop their
work for the Christmas days and Nor
folk will Join the rest of the world In
welcoming homo the collegians for a
liollday week or BO. And the collegi
ans as usual will be the advance guard
of the Christmas visitors whose pres
ence incaiiH Christmas dinners and re
Social Norfolk during the week
probably heeded the Injunction for
early Christmas shopping for the so
cial calendar was light. The week of
Inactivity , however , was broken Fri
day afternoon by a 1 o'clock luncheon
followed by a euchre party at which
Mrs. A. Bear and Mrs. Sol G. Mayer
vrero hostesses. A number of Informal
mal gatherings took place , Including
nn afternoon or two at bridge.
Pleasures of the Week.
Tn Stanton on Wednesday there was
celebrated tlio golden wedding anni
versary of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mel-
chcr , whose sons , B. G. Melcher and
F. B. Molcher of Norfolk , were In Stanton -
ton for the anniversary party. Proml
ticnt among the early settlers of Stanton -
ton county , where they lived three
and a half miles north of Pllgor , and
for twenty-four years past residents
of the town of Stanton their anniver
sary celebration was an event of Im
portance. About two score of relatives
and friends were present at the Mel-
cher home and many valuable- pres
ents were received In connection with
the anniversary. A list of those pres
ent Included the following relatives :
Albert II. Melcher , North Dakota ; Mr.
and Mrs. August F. Melcher , Osmond ;
Frank Whalen and family , Stanton ;
Mrs. John Hoehne and son , Wlsner ;
Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Melchor , Nor
folk ; F. B. Melcher , Norfolk ; Mr. and
Mrs. Julius Jaoke , Stanton ; Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Sasse , Stanton ; Gustav
Jaeke , Pllger , and these neighbors :
Mrs. Henry MIttolstadt , Mrs. Tobias
Mack and daughter , Mrs. Emerlch ,
Stanton. An address on the anniver
sary was given by Rev. Dawman of
Stanton. The wedding ceremony took
place fifty years ago In Horlsan , Wis.
Mr. Melcher Is seventy-nine years old ,
his wife nine years his Junior.
At the home of Mrs. Bear on West
Norfolk avenue Mrs. Sol G. Mayer a/id
Mrs. A. Bear were hostesses on Fri
day afternoon to sixty-five guests , en
tertained at a 1 o'clock luncheon and
euchre party. A color scheme with
red as the predominating feature was
carried out at the party , carnations
being used In the decorations. The
luncheon at 1 o'clock was served in
four courses. Euchre claimed the af
ternoon. At cards the honors were
won by Mrs. Frank Davenport , who
secured the first prize and by Mrs. H.
T. Holden who was awarded the all-cut
prize. The shooting prize was won by
Mrs. Jack Koenlgsteln.
Wednesday evening a fair portion
of Norfolk were guests of the Norfolk
commercial club and the Northwest
ern railroad company at the Informal
opening of the Northwestcrn's uptown
passenger depot. Sandwiches and cot-
tec were served during the hours from
8 to 10. Vradenburg's orchestra fur
nished music during the hours of in
spectlon. The evening was wholly
Informal and devoid of ceremony.
General Manager F. Walters of Omaha
was among the officials present.
A pleasant session of the birthday
club , an informal organization of
Methodist ladles living in The Heights ,
was held Saturday afternoon at the
home of Mrs , C. E. Doughty. During
the month the birth anniversaries of
Mrs. H. L. Snider , Mrs. Joseph Allbery
Mrs. M. C. Haren and Mrs. Doughty
occur and the party Saturday was
given for the ladles with December
birthdays. The afternoon opened with
n one o'clock dinner.
Friends of Mrs. E. H. Kuhloman gave
a "surprise" for her Thursday even
ing at the homo of Mrs. David Cohn.
Mrs. Kuhleman left Friday for her
new homo In Shoals. Refreshments
were served Thursday evening , which
was spent very pleasantly.
Last Saturday evening eight young
] > eople were guests at the Ersklno
home , Mrs. S. F. Ersklno entertaining
for her son , Sam Ersklne , homo from
the state university for Thanksgiving.
The evening was spent at cards.
A farewell party for Miss Anna Fair
was given by other members of the
tf advanced class In the Methodist Sun
day school at the homo of Miss Villa
The West Side Whist club met with
Mr. and Mrs J S Mathewson on Tues
day evening ,
The Wednesday club met with Mrs.
N. A. Ralnbolt this week.
young people nt a HtnalJ iilnrior mrty
Sunday 'afternoon ' ht'iiof ' home In The
Thp Indies guild on Thursday served
dinner In Marqiiardt hall.
The marrlngo of Mr. J. 11. Hlght and
MKH ! Mabol ICrttnhrook , both prominent
young people of Norfolk , was consummated -
mated at 4 ' 30 o'clock Wednesday af'
ternoon at the homo of the bride's parents -
rents , Mr. and Mrs. F. Estahrook ,
Rov. W. J. Turner of the Flrat Con
gregational church ofllclatlng. The
wedding was a quiet affair with few
guests outside of the Immediate fam-
I IK'S of the brldo and groom. Mr. and
Mrs. Hlght left Wednesday evening to
spend their honeymoon on a home
stead near Interior , S. D.
The BockelmaniL-Uocho wedding took
place on Wednesday afternoon at the
Christ Lutheran church In Norfolk ,
ReV. , T. P , Mueller pastor of the church
conducting the ceremony. Thp brld'o
IB the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vll-
Ham Bocho living south of Norfolk ,
the groom , William H. Bockelmann.R
prominent young farmer living near
Pierce. The wedding was followed by
a wedding dinner and reception nt the
Bocho home at which 200 guests were
Mrs. Jack Koenlgsteln and Mrs. E.
R. Hayes will give two 1 o'clock lunch
eons during the week , one Tuesday
and ono Wednesday , In the Koenlg
steln home , corner Seventh street and
Mrs. C. P. Parish and Mrs. W. G ,
Baker will entertain at 1 o'clock lunch
eon In the Parish homo , Eleventh
street and Madison avenue , Thursday.
The firemen's home talent minstrel
show will be given at the Auditorium
a week from next Wednesday evening.
The Elks dance for December Is set
for Friday evening , December 20.
Elks Memorial Address.
At the Elks Memorial service hold
last Sunday In the lodge room of the
order In this city , the following excel
lent Memorial address was delivered
by Rev. J. C. S. Wellls , rector of Trin
ity Episcopal church :
Exalted Ruler , Brothers and Friends :
Before speaking words bearing upon
the lives of those of our brothers who
have died during the year It may be
fitting to make some remarks upon a
subject that Is very closely allied to
their departure , viz : that of an after
Some scientists In our day teach
that there Is no Inherent difference
between mind and matter that the
acts and operations which we call
mental and spiritual , and the acts and
operations which we call physical nro
produced by the same ultimate forces.
They tell us that the phenomena of
mind and the phenomena of matter be
long to and are produced by the same
substance or flnal force. In other
words , that physiology and psychology
treat of different branches of the same
subject that thought and mental voli
tion Is a process of the same nature
as digestion and proceeds from the
This denial of the difference between
mind and matter Is of far-reaching
consequence. It makes thought , love
and friendship the outcome of chem
ical change In matter and conscience
nothing more than a functloa or pro
duct of the nervous system.
Upon such n. theory our personal
conscious life must depend wholly
upon the mortal body , and becomes an
absolutely earthly and mortal thing ,
an Iridescence a wave soon to sink
again Into the flood of waters.
Prof. Clifford so thought and ex
pressed himself In the epitaph that he
wrote and desired placed upon the
marble marker over his grave , which
"I Was Not ; I Lived ; I Loved ; I
Am Not. "
He overlooked the fact that to write
that epitaph required the existence
within matter of that which was moro
powerful than matter and could and
did govern and control It.
The being who can leave behind
him his own epitaph is able to do
what no dissolving star can do for
Itself on the flrmanont of heaven.
When Prof. Clifford wrote , "I Loved"
between the words "I Whs Not" and
the words "I Am Not , " he gave con
tradiction of meaning , for that which
has the power to love , the power to
know , the power to reason and the
power to will carries with It the at
tributes of eternal and everlasting
life. It works through matter , but It
Is of a realm that Is far above It
How It raises man In the scale of
creation , and the life that he lives ,
when he believes In a personal God
and In an Immortal spirit within him
self. What a glow and fullness It
gives to have the consciousness that
there Is within these earthly bodies
that which is as eternal as God him
self. How it raises man In altitude
and extends his vision , throws light
upon many of life's changes , takes
away the terror of separation , and
gives comforting assurance to every
heart bending under the loneliness of
Clifford's life of the present Is ex
tended Into the far future. And his
epitaph over the grave shquld be
changed Into , "Hero lies what was the
earthly homo of an Immortal spirit"
Instead of the materialism popular
with some wo need for the uplifting
of the heart a dlvlnor consciousness
of God and a deeper conception of the
truth that human llfo Is but divine life
manifested In human form that the
Joy of the human soul when It rises
to its highest tldo is but the reaching
out of ono llfo to that of another of
at Is conscience but God's voice
within us what IB lovu and gratitude
and tender r/ollcltudo hut the reflected
powers of God upon human hearts.
As this earth itus ensphered In the
all-encompassing Bky , BO , cotild o but
sec II , each Utnaii Soul hart Its rtttl
bolng omboBomed In God and His
It-may IxMijlmltted .that our ? knowl
edge of the life that holds In being our
bodies i Is limited , but surely we do
know i Unit It Is there the eye , and
the | volco give demonstration to Its
Men may sp plunge themselves Into
the ( present inn/ become so absorbed
In | lands and goods and little godn as
to ( lose the consciousness of their spir
itual side. .
By our very make-up by our spir
itual needs , by our hoj es , by our
friendships wh6so very sweetnetts
yleldqtji proof tha they were born for
Immortal uses , thrqads from which
the wonderful tapestries of henvcn
n.ro woven , Almighty God has caused
us to crave for their realization and
engendered an hunger for continuous
living. And that God implanted hun
ger cannot be a delusion. Surely Ho
who Implanted It within us , planted It
not to falsely lead us.
And so when wo think of our broth
ers whose names have been called to
day , from whom we have been sepa
rated , we can and ought to think of
them as still living. This surely Is the
teaching of our order. When at the
hour of eleven , the eleven strokes are
heard , they teach and tell of a llfo
beyond , being lived by our absent
William M. Robertson.
The first to leave us during the
past year was he who one year ago
stood where I now stand and ad
dressed you. It Is not probable that
he thought that his own days were
so few as they afterward proved , and
yet he may have been prompted by
an Intuition of what was soon to come.
His words in closing his address were :
"These memorial days , my friends ,
are reminders to us who are living
that we are hastening to the hereafter.
Therefore let us strive to so live that
when the summons comes , we may
meet' all our brothers In the grand
lodge on high and dwell with them In
brotherly love. "
In less than two months after our
last memorial service the summons
came to him , and he passed to the
William M. Robertson was born on
the 23rd of January , 1818 , In the vil
lage of Andes , Delaware county , In
the state of New York. His ancestry
came from Scotland. His father was
a soldier In the civil war , entering as
a private and rising to a lieutenancy.
He himself at the early age of sixteen
years , three months and twelve days ,
was sworn Into the service as a mem
ber of Company D , One Hundred and
Forty-second Illinois Infantry , and
served during the last few months of
the war. His successful enlistment
was only made after three several at
tempts had failed , on account of his
youth and slender physical proper
After the close of the war he spent
several years In an academical school
in Mount Morris , Illinois , and then en
tered upon the study of law. He was
admitted as an attorney at law In the
state of Illinois. On December 29 ,
1870 at Forreston , 111. , he was married
to Miss Anna M. Carver. Their mar
ried life extended over a period of
thirty-six years , almost all of which
were lived In our Madison county.
At the early age of twenty-seven he
was made a member of the convention
that met In 1875 to formulate a consti
tution for the state and In later years
he acquired a state-wide reputation as
an attorney and became very promt
nont In the management of the polit
ical party to which he belonged.
Ho held numerous public offices.
In 1887 ho was appointed bv the
governor of the state to represent Ne
braska at the celebration of the cen
tennial of the adoption of the consti
tution of our national government ,
which was held In Philadelphia. He
was from 1888 to 1802 the representa
tive of his party from this state upon
Its national committee. President
Harrison appointed him register of
the United States land office at Nellgh ,
which office he filled for three years.
His name received most prominent
mention as a candidate for governor
of the state on several occasions. He
feerved as mayor of our city , was a
member of Its commercial club , past
exalted ruler of this lodge , a member
of Mathewson post of the Grand Army
of the Republic , and was pronounced
by the clergyman who officiated at his
funeral to have been "the foremost
citizen of our city. " He surely had
a very high place In the estimation
of all who knew him. In the move
ment to establish a federal building
In our city he took an active part and
visited the city of Washington to fur
ther Us success.
He was often sought to make ad
dresses on public occasions and al
ways met the demand to the satisfac
tion of his solicitors.
His Illness was of short duration ,
On the 22nd of January , 1907 , at the
comparatlvply early ago of 58 his
earthly life ended. The community
gave expression to their high estlma
tlon of his llfo and work by the very
large attendance at his funeral , public
business bolng suspended ,
Wm. M. Robertson was a man whoso
feelings were deep and tender and had
never lost their bloom. Ho was na
turally and always sensitive. His ob
scrvatlon was quick and his reading
of character Instinctive. His mind
was not only logical , but very acute
and discriminating. Ho had a keen
sense of humor. Ho waa a man of re
finement , magnanimous In thought and
kindly In action. Ho grow greater as
ho grow In years.
C. William Brassch.
Our next loss was that of C. W.
tiaasch. He WUH taken seriously Itl
luring the latter Part of July and af
IT nn Illness extending over two
wc > ek on the lltl ) of August at the
rtg ( > of sixty-four years , h < pntouif
He VUIH born In On-many Und rnmu
t America when eleven years of age ,
Ilia j > arei\t \ Bottled'hi ' WlrtconBln. Ho
amo to Norfolk In tinHlxllos. . He
wan Buccossfiil In business. His family
years ago consisted of wife , ono
daughter and three souq. In quick
succession one aftt-r another was tak
en from him and hv was left Us sol
itary representative. Ho felt deeply
great loss during the years and
months through which It came upon
him. However , It was not for long
that ho was lo stand alone. Ho soon
Joined the family circle on the other
The facts of hlB llfo nro possibly
mpro accurately known to many of
you than they are to mo. I knew him
as a citizen and In a business way.
My personal relations with him were
always pleasant and my business
transactions most satisfactory.
Ho was surely not a man without
faulta and Imperfections. In Baying
this I do not differentiate him possibly
from any brother In this lodge. Our
faults , failures and Imperfections prob
ably are along different lines , but It
Is hardly safe for any one of UB to
claim exemption from shortcomings ,
faults and sins. It Is a comforting
thought for even the saintly ono that
God Is Ji God of love and mercy that
the God of war and of anger and of
vengeance and of hell-fire has largely
In the Christian thought been changed
Into the Heavenly Father , who loves
his children , and whose love for them
Is so like that of the human father
that he forgives , and gives the uplift
ing and helping hand to each and
everyone of His children.
After all , the difference between the
supposed-to-be perfect man and the
recognized Imperfect man Is one of de
gree. In God's eyes the sin-flecked
soul must still belong to one of his
children , and In the Father's heart
there Is deep and tender love regard
less of Its Imperfections.
C. W. Braasch had to his record that
he was a soldier of the civil war. He
was a member of the Twenty-sixth
Wisconsin Infantry and his regiment
formed a part of the Eleventh corps
In the Army of the Potomac. He par
ticipated In many of the greatest bat
tles. Ho endured the many long and
severe marches made by that army in
Its advances and retreats. To have
taken part in the battle of Chancellors-
villo and endured the hard marches
made through Virginia , Maryland and
Pennsylvania and then participate In
the bloody struggle extending through
throe days at Gettysburg tells to any
old soldier the story of tired limbs ,
great dangers and heroic endurance.
At Gettysburg he was wounded. In
his country's service he shed his blood
and he risked his life. Only those who
took part In that contest and who are
living today can fully know the hard
ships and the dangers that our depart
ed brother must have passed through.
Whatever honor belongs to the men
who wagered life , home and kindred
for their love of country , and for their
country's honor and perpetuity must
be shared by C. W. Braasch. Forever ,
upon the roll of the nation's defenders ,
In those years of greatest danger , will
stand his name. And' all who are liv
ing today , and all who shall come after
us so long as the star-spangled banner
shall float as the ensign of the nation ,
all these are enjoying the benign re
suits of his years given to his coun
try's service and are his debtors.
That he appreciated our order was
made apparent by his legacy of $1,000
made to this lodge. When he felt that
ho was soon to follow his wife and
children he made disposition of his
property as seemed to him to be most
proper. That he manifested his ap
preclatlon of the faithfulness through
many years of service of his employe
was what might have been expected.
That he would manifest his full appre
ciation of a long and unbroken friend
ship for one who had , as he had , stood
in the front rank of his country's ' de
fenders and passed through many bat
tles was most fitting. That he should
remember this lodge was but to give
expression of the fellowship that It
had afforded him during his years of
membership within It. Neither was
his friend , councillor and attorney for
May his soul rest In peace.
Byron L. Woolverton.
The last name on our roll of the
dead is that of Brother Byron L. Wool
verton , a resident of Pierce at the
time of his Initiation. His death took
place on the 5th of October In Spo
kane , In the state of Washington.
Ho came to Pierce from Pontlac ,
111. , In 1884 , and for eighteen years
was there actively engaged In busi
ness. Ho was through those years
deeply Interested In everything that
tended to the advancement of his town
and was ranked as one of Its leading
citizens. His efforts , enthusiasm and
continuous push did much toward the
upbuilding and development of Pierce
county and ho will long be kindly and
lovingly remembered by all who were
favored with his friendship. Ho was
genial and sunny In disposition and
drew around him many friends. Ho
was most courteous In bearing , and
honest and upright In business , and
commanded the respect and esteem of
the entire community In which ho
lived. lie removed from Pierce to
Spokane In August , 1902 , and there
again engaged In active business upon
a larger scale and In a larger field.
The particulars of his death hove not
Today , my brothers , wo comraemo
rate these our departed members.
During the coming year other names
no doubt will bo added to the roll
henceforth to bo cajled , Who of us
shall bo the first to meet those gone
iieforo no one can tell , but certa.ni It
a the caravan crossing the dividing
line between tills world and the next
lias not conic lo ati end , and Homo One
of us nhntl bo the first to follow. When
P hour pomes mar ho who goes bo
heavily Mdon with merchandise that
will with him pass through the portal
A Itl ) Ftich spiritual devulppini'iit that
ho will be fitted to drink In the full
libation of eternal llfo and eternal Joy
May he there ns hero at thy hour of
leven ralsq the note of recollection
o UK , his absent brothers.
ELKHORN BOY SOLD.
Woods Cones Sells Fast Stepper
Known In North Nebraska.
Pierce Leader : Elkhorn Boy , the
race horse which has been owned hereby
by Woods Cones , has been sold to a
hanker and real estate man nt Nev
ada , Iowa , and last Saturday evening
the animal was shipped to his now
home. "Moose" as ho was called by
some on account of his ungainly ap
pearance , Is only five years old al
though ho Is a largo raw-boned nnl-
mal with fine action. During the past
racing season he was raced by his
owner over the Northeast Nebraska
Short Shipment circuit and won near
ly every race In his class the 2:35. :
It would not surprise us to see Elkhorn -
horn Boy do some pretty fast stepping
before his race horse career Is over.
DWYER TO OMAHA.
Denver Wrestler Making Matches In
Omaha. Meets Hackenschmldt.
M. J. Dwyer , wrestling Instructor of
the Denver Athletic club , has been
matched to wrestle at the Omaha
Auditorium on December 5 , with
Charles Hackenschmldt , The first
bout will be catch-as-catch-can , the
second Graeco-Roman , and the third
style will be chosen by the wrestler
winning his fall In the quickest time ,
in case a third fall Is necessary.
Dwyer has bested some of the best
wrestlers In the game and expresses a
willingness to meet any man In the
country In a mixed bout , and expects
to compete several times In Omaha
IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A BANK
ROBBERY SATURDAY NIGHT.
BUT BANK HAD NO INTENTION
Neither Had the Pair of Men Who
Might Have Attempted to Do the
Robbery Combination of Suspicious
Though Innocent Circumstances.
There might have been a bank rob
bery In Norfolk Saturday night pro
vided of course that the bank had
been willing to have been robbed and
that some one had been aboard with
the Intention of robbing the bank.
But as the bank in question had no
Intention of being robbed and nobody
had any intention of robbing the bank
the alarm raised Saturday night mere
ly resulted In a little police activity
on the part of the Norfolk force.
A combination of circumstances ,
which afterwards proved to have been
Innocent enough , tended Saturday
evening to throw strong suspicion on
two strangers In the city , one of
whom had had business with the bank
and both of whom were thought to
have been engaged In wicked plots
against the bank's stronghold Satur
day night , part of the supposed scheme
being to get the cashier of the bank
down to the bank after supper.
One of the suspects was arrested
late Saturday night by Chief Flynn
but was released a little later.
Monday the whole affair cleared up
In such a way as to entirely exonerate
the two suspects , both of whom have
been busy during the fall with the
List of letters remaining uncalled for
at the postofflce at Norfolk , Neb. ,
Dec. 3 , 1907 :
Mr. O S. Adler , Mr. Alleans , Mr.
Lewis Bell 2 , Herman Connaughton ,
Mr. F. B. Chapman , Mr. Henry Florey ,
Ray Fals , Mr. Jesse Farley care M. D.
Smith , Mr. C. R. Gatewood , Miss Ma
bel Grant 2 , Robert D. McKllllps , Mr.
Frank McClaran 3 , Rufus E. McMartln ,
Mrs. Marry Mllllgan , Henry Nagol ,
Mrs. Laura Penneman , Mlle Pengulte ,
Chester Rector , Frelan J. Shlnn , Mrs.
B. H. Smith , Mr , M. D. Smith , P. J.
Stageman , W. C. Vanderraueller , Mrs.
Stella Waller 2 , Mrs. Fanny Wilbur.
If not called for In fifteen days will
be sent to the dead letter office.
Parties calling for any of the above
please say advertised.
John R. Hays , P. M.
DenfneM Cannot DC Cared
by local applications , ns they cannot
roach the diseased portion of the ear.
There la only one way to cure deafness ,
and this la by constitutional remedlea.
Deafness is caused by nn Inflamed con
dition of the mucous lining : of the Ku-
Rtachlan tube. When this tube IB In
flamed you have a rumbling sound or
Itnpnrfent hearing , find when It ) en
tirely closed. deafness Is the result , and
unless the Inflammation can be taken
out and this tube restored to Itn nom
inal condition , hearing will bo destroyed
forever ; nine cases out of ten are cau -
od by catarrh , which Is nothing but an
Inflamed condition of the mucous sur
We will give ono hundred dollars for
any cane of deafness ( caused by ca
tarrh ) that cannot be cured by Hall'r
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars , free.
P. J. CHJ3NEY & CO. , Toledo , O.
Bold by druggists , 75c.
Take Hall's Family Fills for consti
To wrlto copy for a classified ad.
and pay for a few Insertions of It cer
tainly reduces "tenant-hunting" to a
TWO PAID WITHOUT MURMUR ,
THE THIRD GROUCHED SOME.
U. P. PAYS UNDER PROTEST
About $16,000 Goes Into the County
Treasury During the Past Few
Weeks January 9 Is Moving Day nt
the County Court House.
Madison , Neb. , Dec. 10. Fiomastalt
correspondent : Mr. Big Taxpayer has
linjd his 1907 taxes. There are three
Mr. Big Taxpayers In Madison county.
Together they Jinvo dumped about
$1 (5,000 ( Into the county treasury dur
ing the last few weeks. And that
Two Mr. Big Taxpayers paid their
taxes silently If not cheerfully. The
third grouched considerable and paid
Under protest. Ho didn't protest be
cause he thought the commissioners
of Madison county extravlganl for
they aren't but because ho thought
ho was getting "soaked" all along the
"Taxpayer" Is the favorite title of
the Indignant citizen " "
, "Big Taxpayer"
his most solemn retreat and as the
railroad companies " "
on paying taxes they are quite clearly
entitled to whatever distinction the
act of taxpaylng confers.
The three Madison county railroads
have just finished paying their 1907
taxes , delinquent this month , and they
have turned over to County Treasur
er .Chris Schavland the sum of $15-
The Northwestern , the biggest lax
payer of the three , paid during Nov
ember , handing over J8.02C.CO to
Treasurer Schavland at Madison. The
Northwestern paid without protest.
The Minneapolis & Omaha followed
suit , paying $1,312.37.
The Union Pacific waited until this
month to pay Its Madison county tax ,
paying $0,250.41 Into the county treas
ury but expressly stipulating In con
sideration detail that the sum of
$1,021.20 was paid "under protest. "
The Union Pacific filed Its protest
at Madison In the regular printed form
that it is using in the different coun
ties. One of Its principal contentions
Is that the state board of equaliza
tion has refused to recognize that oth
er forms of property are "underas
The Noi thwester.n paid Treasurer
Schavland over $8,000. Part goes to
the state and part to the county. Nor
folk however will receive $401.1-1 for
the city treasurery , $800.71 for the
Norfolk school treasury and $98.49 for
the school bond fund.
The reason that the Northwestern
pays more school than city taxes In
Norfolk Is because some of the com
pany's Junction property Is In the
school district but not'within the city
The Union Pacific coach that was
the scene of the Nethaway tragedy
has been an object of considerable
curiosity along the Columbus line.
Passengers peer at the blood stained
seat and the bullet marks In the car
wood work and In the seat that shield
ed Mrs. Fred Harder from Nethaway's
second charge. Any number of pass
engers sit in the seat occupied by Mrs.
Nethaway to "try their nerve" and for
the chance of afterwards recounting
their experience. The marks made
by the shot are grim reminders of the
January 9 Is "moving day" this year
at the court house. On that day the
results of the November election be
come operative and new faces appear
In the county offices.
Fate Is kind to the old officers for
their term Is this year projected as
far into the new year as Is ever poss
ible under the law. There is no fixed
date for the transfer of authority , the
law fixing the day for the transfer
"on the first Thursday after the first
Tuesday In January. " Next January
the first Tuesday In the month Is the
seventh day to arrive and this serves
to give to the retiring officers a few
more dajs of grace than usually al
The changes at the court house will
not be many. Treasurer Schavaland
will be succeeded by his deputy , F. A.
Peterson ; County Assessor Rynearson
by his deputy , P. W. Ruth ; and County
Commissioner John H. Harding by
State Superintendent McBrien while
In Madison last week visited the Madi
son city schools and found many com
plimentary things to say to City Super
Senator Allen is a plain ordinary
"lawyer , " not an "attorney-at-law" nor
even an "attorney. " This fact Is pro
claimed from his new office building ,
from his stationery and his brief paper.
County Superintendent F. S. Perdue -
duo Is a thorough office man and ho
has devised many ways of simplifying
and rendering moro available the re
cords of his office. In recognition of
his ability along this line Mr. Perdue
has ben asked to come a day early to
the state teachers' aasoclatlon meet
ing In Lincoln In order to help devise
a plan to handle the recording of the
results of the teachers' examinations
for teaching certificates. Where ex
aminations have boon taken In differ
ent counties , as In the case of many
teachers attending summer normal
schools , considerable confusion has
resulted In getting the grades together.
Advertisement For Bids.
Notice Is hereby given that scaled
bids will be received at the office of
the county clerk of Madison county ,
Nebraska , on or before noon of the
first day of January , 1908 , for tlio fur-
nlshlng of books , blanks and Htallonory
for the county of Madison during the V. ,
year following the first day of Januarv
Following Is a statement of the pr. . > i
ublo ijrnfls nuiubor of each ( torn i.f .
hoolvB , blanks unit stationery Unit will
bo rcnlihed during Bald year.
KIvo 8-qulro records , two McMillan
i ocorda , ono treamiror'H cash book , ono
trrasuror'B warrant book , three tax
lists , S.OOO tax receipts , 72 nnino tabs ,
288 poll books , OC poll book envelopes ,
18 ballot BnckB , 29 aBBCHRmcnt sched
ule binders , thrco sets Indexes for rec
ords , three canvass covers for records ,
25 school directors' records.
Legal blanks as follows : 1,000 sy.x
28 , 3,500 /jXl4 , 4,000 8'/jx7 ' , 1,000 8V-
x3 , i. 1,000 7x3 ; envelopes : 2,000 No"
11 , 9,000 No. Cy , 7.GOO No. 10 , 1,000
No. ! ) , 9,000 letter heads , 3,000 memo
bends , 2,000 postal cardH , 4,000 dellu
quent tax notices , thirty reams exam
ination paper , 10,000 perfect attend
ance certificates , 100 order books for
district treasurer , 200 bar dockets , 200
election notices , < C,000 assessment
schedules , 2,000 sheets court reporter
Twelve quarts black Ink , six pints
red Ink , two quarts mucilage , five gross
lead pencils , twelve gross pens , rub
ber bands four pounds small , twelve
gross assorted , 2,000 blotters , ten
reams typewriter paper , 1,400 sheets
carbon paper , seven steel erasers ,
eight dozen rubber erasers , eight doz
en pencil point protectors , twenty-four
dozen penholders , ono box staple fas
teners , four boxes challenge eyelets ,
eighteen dozen document boxes vari
ous sizes , three reams legal cap , six
dozen senate pads , two gross election
Separate bids must be made on
books , blanks , and stationery , all bids
must bo made on bidding sheets fur
nished on application by the county
clerk of said county. All supplies
must bo furnished In accordance with
specifications on file In the office of
the county clerk.
All supplies are to bo furnished as
ordered. Bids must bo marked , bids
for "Blanks , " "Books" or "Stationery , "
as the case may be , and addressed to
the county clerk of Madison county ,
Nebraska. Each bid must be accom
panled by n certified check payable to
the county clerk In the sum of $25.00
as a guarantee that the bidder will
enter Into a contract and furnish bond
If contract is awarded him. The suc
cessful bidders will bo required to fur
nish a good and sufficient bond for the
faithful performance of their contract.
At the same time and place and sub
ject to the same conditions as above ,
separate bids will be received for the
printing of sample and official ballots
for the primary and general elections
At the same time and place and
subject to the same conditions so far
as applicable , bids will bo received for
the printing of the proceedings of the
board of county commissioners , the
county treasurer's list of delinquent
taxes , the county treasurer's annual
and semi-annual statement and such
legal notices and advertisements as
may bo necessary for the county to
have printed , during said year. The-
county commissioners reserve the right
to reject any and all bids. Bids will
bo opened according to the require
ments of the law at the first meeting
of the county board , January 14 , 1908.
Dated at Madison , Neb. , this 5th day
of December , A. D. 1907.
George B , Richardson ,
MAY GET YALE GAME.
Maroons Figure on Eastern Game if
"Big Four" Plan Fall Through.
Chicago , Dec. 7. Another big east
ern game for the maroons next season
is the latest athletic possibility at the
University of Chicago. The depres
sion caused by the maroon board's de
cisive stand against lessening the "re
form" rule and lengthening the foot
ball schedule was lightened consider
ably today when it was announced that
Chicago might get the long-wished
for game with Yale or with another
leading eastern team , In case the "big
four" plan collapses. President Jud
son's statement to the effect that the
entire body of "reforms" should stand
for another year , was taken by the
rooters to mean that Chicago's vote
at the January conference meeting
will again be against the soven-gamo
It Is believed at the Midway that
Chicago's stand and the unsettled con
ditions at Ann Arbor look bad for n
maroon-wolverine game , and that an
eastern school will have to oo taken
on to fill Michigan's place. Pennsyl
vania petitioned Stagg for a game last
winter , but the Invitation was not ac
cepted , and Carlisle was scheduled In
stead. While the rooters believe that
Minnesota and Chicago will meet next
season , no contract has been drawn
up yet , ns Stagg Is waiting to digest
the results of the coming Bcanco of the
representatives , in case Michigan
stays out the eastern game will bo
scheduled In the climacteric position
of the schedule.
"I have absolutely refused to sched
ule any games whatever so far , " said
Coach Stagg. "It la true ( hat wo In
tend to play Minnesota , but It Is not
down on paper , and no date has been
decided upon. I talked over games a
little at the conference meeting , but
It Is clear that nothing definite could
bo done until after the next meeting"
Boy talk : Two boys met on Com
mercial Btroct today. One of them
said : "We'll ahvo company at our
house tomorrow. " "Will you have
anything good to eat ? " the other boy
asked. "Well , " replied the flrst _
with fine scorn , I guess we'll
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