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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL : FRIDAY 13 , DECEMBER' '
OTIS SKINNER HAS NO USE FOR
FRENCH ARE LONQ ON TECHNIC
In Opinion of Celebrated Actor Amer
ican Playwrights Can Learn Much
From Them Mr. Skinner Appears In
"The Honor of the Family. * '
"When Adam nnd Ifivo tint In tliclr
tree In pnnullHC , " declared Otis Skinner -
nor Hi a Bloux City Interview , 'and
WMtcheel tholr primitive drnma , doubt-
IOBB a ceiiBorloiiH critic wan perched
In nn opposite tree box , croaking noout
the 'decay of tlio stage. ' "
The defendant of nlodorii drama ,
whose experience lilclu'dels adtlni ;
hnowlceigo of the "old masters , " ' ar-
rlvenl ( n Sloilx Ulty from Omhlia and
waft on Hie verge of luncheon when
* i ho was Seen at the West hotel * In
unite of this fact nnd HB > Indlcallem of
hunger , Ihe actor , who believes In the
present and the future , had time to
ncorf at calamity howlers of all hinds.
"This talk about the retrogression
of ( he American stake In foolish , " said
Mr. Sklmier. "You have only to read
back aiid think of the plays which
were In vogue and given by our great
nctors n decadengo to realize this
fact. Why Fitch. Thomas and these
men of whom censors of the press
write so scathingly are putting out
bettor Bluff than was dreamed of In
thofce days. The American drama Is
climbing up , not sliding down. "
As Mr. Skinner has given his at
tention for several seasons to the pro
duction of French made plays , his
declaration that It was a pleasure to
play In a play of French workmanship
because It Is so well made was founded
on experience ? .
"I hope the American writers are
learning the lesson of technlc from
thplr French contemporaries , for they
certainly have a lesson to learn , " ho
said.This actor who climbed up from the
pinnacle of being a matinee hero to
the higher artistry of serious work Is
In real life a handsome , quiet man
nered man. The gray In his closely
clipped hair , which has a decided ten-
toncy to curl , adds to the distinction
of his appearance. ITo speaks quietly
and concisely , his words'being those
who talks at ran
of a thinker , not one
dom.Mr. . Skinner spoke with pleasure of
the season which ho and Ada Rohan
played Pctruchlo nnd Katherlne In
"The Taming of the Shrew , " mention
ing It as a season of "lots of fun. "
irowcver , he disclaimed any serious
, . Intention of returning to Shakespear
ean plays In the near future.
"I Intend to do It sometime , " ho
Bald , "as we all Intend to do the things
we would like to do. I look forward
to It as a pleasure of the future , a re
turning to an old stamping ground.
It Is that for mo , you know , a stamp
ing ground which holds memories ol
my work with Booth and Barrett and
The pause between the names , as
well as the tone with which the names
were given , told of the color of those
The reminiscences of Mr. Skinner ,
when ho takes tlmo to write them , will
be an Interesting review of an Important
portant page In American
professional debut was
made In Philadelphia thirty years ago
this month. Later he played with the
famous Walnut Street Theater Stock
company , and with It played In sup
port of all the visiting stars , many ol
whose names shed a brightness ovei
the page of American stage history ,
Ho took Important roles at Booth's
theater , the Boston theater and with
Lawrence Barrett and was a membci
of the famous Daly company whlcl :
made the historic tour of European
cities , playing London , Paris and Bor
lln. He was
Modjesha from 1802 to 1895 , and since
then has been starring , the romantic
drama having a large place In his pro
gram until his entrance Into the
French made play. Last year "Tin
" the struggle between
Duel , which pictures
twoen the church nnd agnosticism , was
aroused widespread Interest
his vehicle and
terest and discussion.
Delighted with Walker Whlteside's
work In "Tho Claim of Blood , " and
satisfied that this talented actor Is
nbont to come Into his own , Mrs D.
\V Pollard and Miss Carol Pollard
have returned from Minneapolis , where
according to the Sioux City Journal
they saw Mr. Whlteslde. who has been
out only about a week so far this
Miss Pollard , who formerly was n
member of Mr. Whltcsldo's company ,
eays his present support is probably
the best ho has ever had. Miss Clara
Blandlck. who Is known In Sioux City
as a capable actress , Is his leading
woman. Leslie Kenyou , an English
player of note , also Is ono of the prin
cipal members of the , company. Mr.
miteslde has the part of a struggling
musician. Aa a matter of fact , "Tho
Claim of Blood" Is practically the
same piece. In which Mr. Whltcsldo ap
peared last year under the title of
"The Magic Melody. " It has been re
written and made stronger.
Mr. Whlteslde hopes to bo able to go
Into New York this year , although his
plans are not definitely worked oul
along this lino. It Is not likely ho will
play Stoux City. Ho Is now under the
management of Lleblor & Co. , who
have great faith In him.
N. W. Clever left at noon for Colum
and Mrs. J. J. Clements were
up from Madison Sunday to attend
the Nothaway funerals.
Attorney R. R. Dlckson of O'Neill
was In Norfolk Sunday.
Senator F. J. Halo of Atkinson has
been In Norfolk on business.
K , G. Hohrke , the Meadow Grove
banker , was In Norfolk on business.
Hurt Mapus left Sunday night for
O'Neill , where district court was con
M. C. Hazon loft at noon for Wayne ,
whore Judge Welch Is holding a short
term of court.
Mrs. Gus Bhroodor and Miss Ida
Sueso of Hosklns were shopping In
Frank Duilnoy of Fullerton , who
came to Norfolk to attend the funeral
of his Blstcr-ln-Iaw , Mrs. Nothaway ,
returned to Fullerton Monday.
F. G. Corycll was In Madison Satur
Miss Bessie Williams lias resigned
her position at the Fair store.
Attorney II. F. Uarnhart returned to
Norfolk Saturday evening from Madi
Mrs. Malone and Miss Malonc of En-
ola spent Saturday afternoon In Nor
13. D. Clark , accompanied by two
sons who were on their way to Sioux
City , was a guest at the homo of his
brother , W. H. . Claik , over Sunday.
Miss Matrau was up from Madison
to spend Sunday with her father and
mother , Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Malrau.
It WIIH announced Monday that the
BoneBteol motor cnr , which has been
off the line for repairs , would bo re
turned to service Tuesday , making the
Tuesday morning run north.
City Superintendent 13. J. Bodwell
returned Saturday evening from Kear
ney , where with other members of the
state examining committee ho inspect
ed the Kearney normal school on Fri
President J. M. Pile of Wayne col
lege was In Norfolk over Saturday
night , on his way back to Wayne from
Madison , where ho addressed a meetIng -
Ing of Madison county teachers held
under the auspices of the county su
Among the day's out of town visit
ors in Norfolk wore : Thomas Green ,
Ilosklns ; C. T. Norton , Wayne ; Wil
liam Huber , Madison ; Henry
Schwartz , Wlnnetoon ; Henry Well-
nuui , A. Goodwater , Madison ; Mrs.
Kloekentegor , Miss Myrtle Raymond ,
Crelghton ; W. R. Smith , Monowl ; Miss
Ella Smith , Bazllo Mills ; J. S. DeForest -
est , Miss Pearl Dowcy , Crelghton ; W.
R. Harper , Mrs. R. A. Harper , Wood
River ; E. G. Edous , Tllden.
The chess club met Friday evening
at the homo of A. Degner.
Miss Edith Barrett entertained the
O. M. C. club Saturday evening.
The regular December meeting of
the council is set for Tuesday evening.
Letters received from Denver state
that Phil Hull , , who went to Colorado
for the benefitof , his health , Is In de
The Minneapolis nnd Omaha road
put a now time card Into effect Sun
day , the now card scheduling an ear-
lor departure for the morning passen
ger to Stoux City. Hereafter the Sioux
City train will leave the uptown depot
at 0:10 : a. m. Instead of 0:40 : a. m. It
vill leave the Junction at G a. m.
A double wedding with the contract-
ng parties prominent in this section
vlll take place on Wednesday morning
at 11 . ' "JO o'clock when Mr. Paul Raasch
and Mies Emma Epplcr nnd Mr. Otto
3ppler and Miss Dora Raasch will be
married In the Emanuel Lutheran
church at Hadar.
J. A. Lehman , who Is In the last
veek of treatment at the Keeloy Insti
tute In Omaha , Is In good condition
and has been getting along well , ac
cording to letters from that Instltu-
ion received In Norfolk. At the Instl-
lite Lehman has been putting In his
Ime making a big twine fish net. Lch-
nan was the Madison county farmer
vho drew one of the choice home
steads In the Lower Brulo land lottery
and afterwards created excitement at
Plerco by firing a few shots at William
/ulnuf , the Pierce horseman.
Death came Sunday evening at 10
o'clock to little Helene Suiter , the
eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
M. P. Suiter , living on Philip avenue
) ctweon Third and Fourth streets.
The little girl has been seriously sick
with pneumonia for sometime. Helene
suiter was born in Norfolk and attend
ed the Lincoln school. Although often
; ept from school on account of 111
lealth she was said by her teachers
to bo an exceptionally bright little
girl. She was eight years and nine
nonths old. Another sad feature of
the little girl's death is that the moth
er was operated on for appendicitis
only a few weeks ago and has not re
covered nor strength. The funeral
will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2
'clock , from the M. E , church.
Commenting on' the status of the
deadlock over the appointment of a
state accountant , the position for
Which Chris Schavland of Madison
county Is now being presented by
north Nebraska republicans , the Lin
coln Journal says : "The deadlock
over the appointment of a state ac
countant appears to bo no nearer an
opening than It was several months
ago. State Auditor Searlo once sug
gested the name of Senator J. C. Mc
Kesson of Lincoln , but Governor Shel
don whoso approval Is required by the
act creating the oiflco has not given
the required consent. Auditor Searlo
has several applications under the dust
In his desk , but it Is not likely that
any will bo brought out and the ofllce
which was created by the last legisla
ture bids fair to remain vacant until anew
now auditor Is elected or nn agree
ment Is made possible between the
present auditor and governor. "
When a man is always In a hurry
It Is an evidence that ho lacks the
capacity to dispose of his business In
the ordinary way.
LONG TIME NORTHWESTERN
AGENT HERE RESIGNS.
H. C. MATRAU QUITS DEPOT
After Serving In the Railroad Harness
Since 1872 , H. O. Matrau Will Give
His Time Over Entirely to Private
Preparing to sever a railroad con
nection of twenty-two years with the
Northwestern company In Norfolk nnd
to end a railroad career of thirty-six
years of continuous service H. C , Ma
trau has placed with the officials of
his company his resignation as local
agent of the Northwestern , a position
that ho lias capably filled for more
than a score of years.
While the Norfolk station Is still
be'ing 'operated under Mi' . Mnlrau's
name. IIH ( resignation has been ac
cepted by the company with the un
derstanding that he Is to bo formally
relieved as soon as his successor as
agent In Norfolk Is named , Pending
n permanent appointment Cashier H.
A. Drobort has been acting as agent.
It Is nntinally with mixed feelings
of relief and regret that Mr. Matrau
Is withdrawing from a line of work In
which ho has been continuously en
gaged for but little less than two
score years. But having reached the
ago of sixty-three and besides feeling
that the demands of his private busi
ness as a member of the firm of Ma
trau & Wllle will make more and more
demands upon his time nnd strength ,
Mr. Mntrau decided definitely to re
sign his position and to make perma
nent the temporary leave of absence
under which ho has bec'f absent from
his office during the last three months.
With the possible exception of the
banker's chair no position In a town's
life brings n man in closer touch with
the business affairs of a city and with
H. C. MATRAU
the varied interests of her citizens
than the place at thr .ocal agent's
desk. Few if any men in Norfolk
have been closer identified with Nor
folk's business history since 1885 than
Mr. Matrau. Nor is the relation of.an
agent to the town's business and com
mercial development a passive ono.
As the local representative of one of
the biggest factors in the town's af
fairs Mr. Matrau as agent has had the
opportunity to render valuable service
to the town as well as his company.
The railroad career that will have
ended when the new Northwestern
agent for Norfolk Is named was begun
on the first day of January , 1872 , when
Captain Matrau , veteran of the civil
war and probably the youngest cap
tain who had served In that great
struggle , entered on what was to be
his life work by becoming agent of the
Chicago & Michigan Lake Shore at
Sherman , Mich. After a year's ser
vice he was transferred to Holland ,
Mich. , where ho remained for ton
years , when he resigned to accept a
position In the auditor's office In the
Grand Rapids & Indiana railroad at
Grand Rapids , Mich. Ho was in this
field of rallrpad work for about two
years. He resigned In 1881 to become
chief clerk in the general passenger
department of the Michigan & Ohio
road at Toledo , Ohio. The road went
Into the hands of a receiver and Mr.
Mat ran soon resigned to como to Ne
On July 4 , 1885 , In the midst of a
Fourth of July celebration Mr. Matrau
arrived in Norfolk. Ho had como to
Nebraska to accept a position with the
Fremont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley
railroad under Superintendent Lawler ,
He served as cashier In Norfolk during
the month of July and on the first of
August was sent to Fremont to relieve
lievo the agent who was temporarily
assigned to other duties. Matrau act
ed as agent at Fremont during August ,
Then on September 25 , 1885 , ho was
checked In as agent In Norfolk.
Then began twenty-two years of dil
igent and Intelligent service , the rec
ord of which Is well known to Norfolk ,
Mr. Mntrau has seen the town grow
and the business of his office Increase
materially. When ho came to Norfolk
the Elkhorn road had just completed
the uptown depot destroyed by fire
December 1 , 1905. His period of ser
vice closed virtually with the con
struction of the Northwcstern's now
up-town passenger station. Ho has
seen extensive yards and a big round
house and repair shop built In Norfolk.
Mr. Matrau served under Superin
tendents Lawler , Phllbln , Harris and
Reynolds. Ho was ono of the old Elkhorn -
horn men retained by the Northwestern
on the absorption of the Elkhorn road.
Ho has seen the road extended from
Valentine to Chadron and afterwards
to Deadwood and Casper , from Crelsbv
ton to Dallas , and from Caspar to
It Is the record of Mr. Matrau's work
that he has made friends for the
Northwestern and helped materially
In the building up of Norfolk. His
regret nt sovcrlng his long railroad
connection Is known to bo shared by
officials In the big corporation ho has
worked for. And that the relations
between Mr. Mntrau nnd the public ,
while ho has served as agent , have
been largely as pleasant as the rela
tions between him and the company
Is shown conclusively by the offices to
which Norfolk has elected him.
Side by sldo with his career as a
Norfolk railroad man Mr. Matrau has
had a career as a local public servant.
In 1880 ho was elected for a year to
serve out a vacancy on the board of
education. And at the next election
ho was re-elected as a member of the
board of education and was on the
board when the old high school build
ing was built. At the close of his
term as a member of the board of
education Mr. Matrnu was elected u
member of the city council , serving
for two years.
In the early nineties Mr. Matrau was
elected mayor nnd served two terms.
During his administration the people
of Norfolk under his lend found relief
from the water problem that was vex
ing them by effecting a very advant
ageous purchase of the water plant
after long and complicated negotia
tions and much opposition. And today
the city's water plant , n paying Invest-
niont to Norfolk nnd her people , Is
still n monument to Matrau's admin
For twelve years past Mr. Matrnu
IIJIH been a member of the Norfolk
board of education nnd for eight or
nine years past has served as secre
tary. No man In Norfolk has been
more closely identified with the city
school system of Norfolk. As a mem
ber of the board Mr. Matran's services
to Norfolk have been invaluable.
A veteran of the civil war and a
member of the Loyal Legion , Mr. Ma
trau also quits the railroad world with
an undisputed right to call himself n
veteran railroad man.
In a railroad town of Norfolk's Im
portance and In a city where the rail
road element Is as prominent as It Is
here It Is no little thing to have served
as agent for more than a score of
years , to have won the respect nnd
regard of the company , the good will
of the public.
From a railroad man Mr. Matrau
becomes a Norfolk business man , de
voting his time principally to manag
ing the affairs of the coal firm of Mn
trau & Wllle , successors to the busi
ness built up by the late C. W.
Servant Girls Settled as "Undesir
ables" in Debate at Woman's Club.
Servant girls were branded as "un
desirable citizens , " or something sim
ilar , at the meeting of the Fremont
Woman's Club says the Fremont Her
It's all settled.
The end of the tyrannical reign of
that kitchen despot , familiarly known
as "tho hired girl" Is here. Never
again a.ha.1) ) she hold her head high In
Fremont , and kick the crockery out
the back door , while she demands a
raise In wages.
It was a debate at an open session
of the club yesterday and the ques
tion was "Resolved , That the regular
employment of Domestic Help Is Det
rimental to the best Interests of the
Mrs. B. Cummlngs and Mrs. Dan V.
Stephens were in the affirmative and
Mrs. A. J. Eddy and Mrs. ' Conrad
Hollcnbeck championed the cause of
Mr. Livingstone , Mrs , Wlntersteen
and Mrs. Coman were judges of the
debate and awarded the honors to the
affirmative side. Some very excel
lent arguments were made by the la
dles of both the affirmative and nega
Mrs. Cummings felt that If love
prompted the work of the wife , the
household duties wore transformed
from drudgery Into pleasure and Mrs.
Stephens made some very good points.
Mrs. Eddy pointed out that , with
out a maid , the mother was overwork
ed and without time for her children
and bonnden wifely duties. Mrs. Hoi-
enbeck explained that a modern wo
man should be only the superintend
ent of the household nnd not the
drudge. The debate was most enjoy
able to those present nnd the attend-
nnco was large.
List Always Padded.
Slonx City , Iowa , Dec. 7. Coach Arthur -
thur H. Whittemore of the South Da
kota university football team , In an
Interview here , denounced the casual
ty statistics of the game as untrust
worthy and padded. "These yarns
about a lot of deaths from football ,
regularly published In the newspapers (
make mo tired , " ho said. "They are
based on unreliable Information , and ,
besides , are colored so as to Increase
whatever popular prejudice there la.
against the game. This year they
claim eleven deaths , besides many
"Two years ago I ran down ono of
these casualty reports and found that
four of the thirteen reported dea4
were very much alive. The accidents
I found to have been exaggerated be
yond reason. The worst accident we
have had at Vermllllon since I have
been there occurred In a baseball
Any errands for the want adB. todayl
Human beings are more or less no-
mndlc ; but the classified ads. will
bring a now boarder or tenant In place
of the one who "moved on , "
MADISON IS STIRRED UP OVER
WHAT MIGHT HAVE DEEN.
NETHAWAY HATED ATTORNEY
For No Other Reason Than That He
Was Representing Mrs. Nethaway
In the Case for Divorce Tragedy
Might Have Been Worse.
Madison , Nob. , Doc. 9. From n
staff correspondent : Madison much
moro clearly than Norfolk realizes the
narrow margin that kept the Ncthn-
way tragedy In Norfolk and limited its
victims to Mr. nnd Mrs. Nothaway.
In Madison details of the Nethaway
affair were as much sought after ns
In Norfolk nnd copies of The News
were nt a premium.
Up to a few minutes before the
tragedy Thursday afternoon oven
Nethaway himself , although deter
mined on murder nnd suicide , had not
determined Just where the scene
should be laid. A few mlnutos before
he had stepped onto the Madison train
ho stopped nt the Krantr. llvory barn
nnd Inquired the price of a llvory
team to Madison. "I'll lot you know
If I need the tonm , " ho said as he
turned towards the depot. At the sta
tion Nethaway found his wife nnd the
chance to carry out his plans.
In Madison the Nethaway divorce
case was to have been heard on the
evening of the tragedy and not In
the district court room but In Senator
Allen's ofllce. That would have boon
the sccno of the Nethaway shooting
If Nethaway had not found his wlfo
In Norfolk. With Nethaway's unreas
oning animosity against Senator Allen
In the latter's capacity as attorney for
the wife In the divorce case it Is not
at all Improbable that Senator Allen
would have been one of the first to
have been shot In the mad affray that
would have occurred In his office.
With only Judge Welch , the plaintiff ,
Mrs. Nethnway , and a few attorneys
present , Nethaway would have sat
through the proceedings and awaited
an opportune moment.
Mrs. Nethaway never asked for
more than $500 alimony , Senator Allen
states. As her attorney ho had ad
vised her to drop the fight for ali
mony altogether , accept the divorce
which Nethaway had agreed not to
contest and to return to the position
which she had formerly held In the
hospital at Hastings. Informed again
of Nethaway's threats Senator Allen
advised the wife to remain in Madison
over Wednesday night for the Thurs
day evening trial. But she disregard
ed the senator's advice and possibly
thus unconsciously saved Senator Al
Monday and Wednesday Nethaway
set In the district court room with a
loaded revolver waiting for his case
to be called for trial. With Netha
way's nerve ns a murderer and his
known skill as a marksman Madison
people do not like to think of what
might have "happened In their court
Senator Allen has begun to receive
letters from away congratulating him
on escaping being one of the victims
of the Nethaway tragedy.
The fateful Nethaway divorce case
is still on the court docket. It will
be formally dismissed at the next
term of court.
A pretty romance was registered In
Madison last week when Miss Hallle
M. Plnss , a Madison county school
teacher , was married to Louis H. Shull ,
an engineer running between Clinton
and BoOne , Iowa. Visiting with her
mother nt the scenes of the mother's
younger days in Iowa Miss Plass first
met Mr. Shull , listed among the moth
' old-time . Mr.
er's friends of the - days.
Shull pressed his courtship for the
daughter's hand. Last week the wed
ding took place at the Plass home in
Madison nnd the bride and groom are
now living In Boone. Among the oth
er weddings which have taken place
n the county within the fortnight are
the marriages of Ralph L. Cain nnd
Miss Ida J. Hannah at Tllden and of
Oliver L. Miller and Miss Laura M.
Stocker nt Battle Creek.
A public mass meeting in the Inter
est of a new public library Is held In
Madison this evening.
Highly successful were the Madison
county teachers' meetings held by
County Superintendent F. S. Perdue
In Madison Friday and Saturday with
no less distinguished Nebraska educators
caters than President Pile of Wayne
college nnd State Superintendent Me-
Brlen of Lincoln on the program. Sim
ilar meetings will be hold at Norfolk
In a few months.
The G. A. R. hall was crowded Fri
day evening at the public lecture given
by the state superintendent. Speak.
Ing on "Our Young People and What
to Do With Thorn , " Mr. McBrlon took
up the contention of the Ladles Homo
Journal that American pupils werq
"worked to death , " Parties nnd late
hours and not school work , Mr. Me-
Brlen said were the real causes of
nervous breakdown on the part of
Saturday afternoon Superintendent
McBrlen discussed with the teachers
the use of literature In the schools.
President Pile , following Mr. McBrlon ,
spoke on "Experimental Life" and In
the course of a pleasing address ad
vocated rearranging the course ol
study In the schools so as to accom
plish moro for the life of the people
declared that normal schools shoulc
bo leaders rather than followers In
arranging standards for educational
work and thought that the schoo
ought to bo made more of n center of
Interest for each community.
Last Thursday the Modern Wtood
men of Madluon hold their annual oup
per , placing 350 plates In the lodge
rooms where the supper was served
The latter part of the evening wnt
spent In the Mndlson opera house
where dancing was preceded by a pro
gram. Addresses were made by Rev
Mr. McClenagahn of the Presbyterian
church and W. C. James of Norfolk ,
llstrlct state deputy. The Madison
uuid was on the program ,
D. I ) . Lynch , who has been In the
office of his father-in-law , Senator W ,
V. Allen , has gone to Afton , Wyo. , to
ako charge of a bank In a town of
ibout DOO pcoplo , fifty miles from n
railroad and the only town In a pros-
) orous valley. Another son-in-law nl
Senator Allen , William L , Dowllng ,
vho has been superintendent of the
school at Clay Center , has taken Mr.
Lynch'q place In the law office nnd
vlll study law under the former sen
JACK O'LEARY AGAIN AGITATING
SEEMS LIKELY TO SUCCEED
O'Lcary ' Would Establish Headquar
ters and Teach Athletic Stunts Dur
ing the Winter Would Help Y. M.
C. A. Enterprise.
The project for the organization In
Norfolk of nn athletic club or physical
raining class , which was dropped
vhen Joe Carroll failed to show up
or his wrestling date with Oscar Wa-
em and Jack O'Leary , has been re
vived by O'Lonry nnd now seems like-
y to meet with success.
The project was broached Monday
o several Norfolk men and was well
received. Tuesday a canvass will bo
made along Norfolk avenue.
O'Leary ' will tench wrestling , boxing ,
club swinging , bell work and physical
raining nt a stipulated price for a
scries of say thirty lessons. Ho will
equip a gymnasium and spend the
winter In Norfolk. Ho would use this
city ns his headquarters , being absent
lossibly once a week for wrestling
To show good faith and to protect
icoplo going into the athletic venture
O'Lcnry has proposed to turn all
unels due him over to a local trcas-
irer , the Norfolk man to receive all
ultlon payments , paying the money
over to O'Lenry on the installment
> ! nn as the lessons progress. Leo
'asewalk , cashier of the Norfolk Na-
lonal bank , during the morning agreed
o act ns treasurer for the fund to be
Among business men who approved
of the plan when It was outlined to
hem Monday was Sol Mayer. "In
stead of interfering with the Y. M. C.
V. project , which wo arc all back of ,
think this now venture would work
ight along with It , developing sentl-
ncnt In favor of the kind of athletic
raining that a Y. M. C. A. 'gym'
Mr. O'Leary ' was told Monday that
10 could secure the building now oc
cupied by the Norfolk Democrat for
ils gymnasium. These rooms are on
he ground floor at the southeast cor-
ler of Norfolk avenue and Second
street. A reading room would prob-
ibly be a feature of the gymnasium.
O'Leary came down from the Bone-
steel line where he won two wrestling
matches during the past week. On
Thursday he throw three Butte men
n twenty-four minutes and Saturday
at Gregory won two straight falls from
a big local man In seventeen and four
Real Estate Transfers.
Real estate transfers for the week
ending December C , 1907 , compiled by
he Madison County Abstract and
Guarantee Co. , ofilco with Mapes &
Theo. H. Relners and wlfo to George
M. Farley. W. D. , consideration $2,000 ,
S > A NW'/t of 10 , 24. 2.
Pioneer Town Site Co. , to Stephenson -
son T. Nnpper , W. D. , consideration
S100 , lot 12 , block 18 , Western Town
. , ot Co.'s addition to Norfolk Junction.
Adam Piler and wife Ernestine tn
Sam Messcrll , W. D. , consideration
> CO , lot 1 , block 27 , Park addition tc
Henry Jakobl and wife Lillian to
Catharine M. Smith , W. D. , considera
tion $1,500 , W % of lots C and 7 , block
30. F. W. Barnes' addition to Madison.
John Horst and wife to Lena Horst ,
W. D. , consideration $5,000 , SVa of lot
2 , nnd the N % of lot 3 , , block 11 ,
Barnes First addition to Mndlson.
Nebraska Baptist St. convention to
First Baptist church of Norfolk , W. D. ,
consideration $1.00 , S % of lots 9 and
10 , block C , Koenlgstelu's addition to
Trustees of First Baptist church of
Norfolk to Nebraska Baptist St. convention -
vention , W. D. , consideration $1.00 ,
jt of lots 9 and 10 , block C , Koenlg-
stein's addition to Norfolk.
John A. Lettow to Margaret Crum ,
W. D. , consideration $1 , < 500 , lots 2 , 3 ,
4 , 5 , C , 7 , 11 and 12 , block 4 , C. S.
Hayes * addition to Norfolk.
John W. Warrlck and wlfo to Loula
C. Ruegge , W. D. , consideration $150 ,
part of out lot 1 , Meadow Grove.
Wllhelm Nlcolny and wife to Gor
man Evangelical Lutheran St. Johan
nes congregation , W. D. , consideration
$35.00 , part of the NW > 4 of 31 , 23 , 2.
INSTALL NEW WEATHER SERVICE
Nebraska Telephone Company Wll
Beginning with the present week
forecasts of weather conditions are tc
bo furnished by the Nebraska tele
phone company as a now service to
HOW TO PREPARE A MIXTURE TO
RELIEF FROM FIRST FEW DOSES
This Town Has Its Share of Dread
Disease , Which Is Said to Yield to
Simple Home Recipe Take Teaspoonful -
spoonful After Each Meal.
To relieve the ) worst forum of rhou-
iimtlmn , take a tenHpiicmful of the fol
lowing mixture after each meal ami
at bedtime :
Fluid extract dandelion , olio-half
ninco ; compound knrgon , one ounce-1
compound syrup sarsaparllln , thrco
These harmless Ingrodlemts can ho
) btalned from eiur homo druggists , nnel
ire eiiBlly mixed by Blinking them well
n n bottle. Relief la generally felt
fiom the first few doses.
This prescription , states a well-
uienvn authority In a Cleveland morn-
ng paper , forces the clogged-up , In-
ictlve kldiioya to filter and strain from
he blood the > poisonous waste matter
ind uricacl'l / , which causes rhcuinn *
As rheumatism Is not only the .most
mlnful and torturous disease , but dan
gerous to life , this Hltnplu reclpo will
ie > doubt be greatly valued by many
sufferers hero at homo , who should nt
nice prepare the mixture to get thla
It Is said that a person who would
ako this prescription regularly , a eloso
or two dally , or oven a few times a
veek , would never have serious klel-
icy or urinary disorders or rheuma-
Cut this out and preserve It. Good
heumntlsm prescriptions which really
cllcve arc scarce , Indeed , nnd when
'on need It , you want It badly. Our
druggists hero say they will either
supply these Ingredients or make the
nlxturo ready to take , If any of our
oaders so prefer.
heir subscribers , this section of No-
iraska being given the forecasts from
ho Norfolk office of the company.
North Nebraska people anxious for
ho "weather prediction" to get some
nkllng of what the day holds for them
vlll communicate indirectly with the
Norfolk olfico of the Nebraska com-
mny , provided they live within the
Norfolk district , the new service from
Norfolk being sent as far west as Stu-
irt , as far north as NIobrara , as far
south as Humphrey and Albion nnd as
ar cast as Becincr.
Early each morning the day's wcath-
> r forecast from the government bn-
eau will bo telegraphed to Norfolk
rom Omaha over the Nebraska com-
> any's private telegraph wires. It Is
over these private wires that all of
he big company's private business Is
rausacted by telegraph so as not to
nterfero with the use of the telephone
toll wires by the public.
Once the forecast is in Norfolk It
vlll'bo posted1 over each toll board
and In front of the local operators.
Then subscribers can ask for the
'weather" just as in times past they
mvo asked for the "tlmo" and for
People outside of Norfolk desiring
veathcr information can call up their
ocal exchange , where the operator
vill at once obtain weather Informa-
Ion from the Norfolk ofilco.
A central weather ( supply station Is
also established at the Wayne office.
The Innovation introduced this week
lees not represent the Nebraska com-
mny's only connection with the weath-
r service. Each morning at 7 p. m.
ocal weather conditions In Norfolk
ind other district centers are wired
n to the head office , where the Infor-
natlon is compiled and furnished Di
rector Lovelancl , the Lincoln "weather
man , " to assist him by supplementing1
his own reports from local agents.
WON'T ' RUN AGAIN.
'resident Assures Senators He Won't
Make Another Race.
Washington , Dec. 7. As a direct re
sult of the conference at the white
louse between President Roosevelt
ind Senators Aldrlch and Crane , peace
las been declared between the admin-
Rtrallon and the .senate , It Is said , .
The direct subject of the conference
was currency , but the talk between
hi > two senators and the president fi
nally took n political direction , nnel
there was an intimate exchange of
confidences , with somewhat remark
able results In a political way.
Senator Aldrlch of Rhode Island and
Senator Crane of Massachusetts are
the two strongest republicans in the
senate from the eastern states. Llkei
most of the other senators that have
been under the Impression either that
the president was conniving at his own
nomination , or at least that he was
weakening In his determination to de
cline the honor.
The conference convinced them that
he would not bo a candidate nnd , al
though there was no direct quotation
of the president and It was not Inti
mated that he had reiterated his fa
mous declaration made on election
night In 1904 , the word was passed
around the senate that Aldrlch and
Crane had sounded the president sue-
fessfully , nnd wore convinced that he
would not run under any circum
The Immediate result of this was to
produce a decidedly more friendly at
titude toward the administration on
the part of the senate.
The store with a lively , convincing ,
aggressive advertising campaign will
always bo found to bo nn aggressive ,
convincing , lively store.
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