The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, December 13, 1907, Page 8, Image 8
HIE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL : PHIDAT , DEUKMDER ID1907. TWO "WILD CAT" MONEY MEN HAVING A LIVELY TIME. GOVERNMENT IS AFTER THEM. After They Finish Serving Time In County Jails In Southern Part of the State , Government Officials Will Give Them a Whirl. The two "wild cat" money artists who were finally captured at Wahoo will probably see a federal prison nftcr all. A dispatch from Wahoo The two smooth Individuals who re cently circulated a quantity of wild cat currency In this city and vicin ity will In all probably bo takento Lincoln within a short time to be nrralnged before a United States com missioner upon the charge of having In their possession and distributing money lu similitude to the lawful currency - rency of the country. They are now In Jail nt Geneva. The two fellows appeared hero late In October and did a prosperous busi ness for a short time. They went to a number of stores hero and In sur rounding towns , making small pur chases at each place. In payment they gave notes Issued by the old Mer chants' bank of Georgia and the State Hank of Now Brunswick * . These notes wore mostly of tlio denomination of $10 and $20 , though some of them were lives. Upon tholr face they greatly re semble national bank notes , though the reverse side boars no such resem blance. In order to carry out the de ception , therefore , two notes wore pasted together , the faces only being shown. The notes were Issued In 1S59. The two fellows who gave the names of Thomas O'Brien and Axtol Johnson succeeded In getting In change about $00 In genuine money before they were arrested. When they were taken Into custody about $200 was found sewed up In their clothing and after they had served twenty days In jail they wcro released upon refunding the money which they had fraudulently obtained. After they had paid their lawyers and squared up generally , they had little left. They still had a quantity of the wildcat cur rency , however , and this was taken In charge of the federal officers. As soon as the men got out of Jail here they were arrested by Sheriff Page , of Flllmoro county and taken to Geneva , where they had operated be fore coming here. They traveled all over that section and gathered up about $70. They were careful not to take more than $35 In any one trans action , so that It was Impossible to convict them of a felony. They wcro found guilty of a misdemeanor , how ever , and fined $75 and costs each. This they arc now laying out in jail nnd tholr sentences will expire Dec ember 11 , when it Is expected they will be taken in charge by a federal officer and taken to Lincoln. A week ago Sunday they succeeded in digging their way out of jail , but were recap tured before they had gone far. It has been learned that they passed a quantity of their money In the vicinity of Aurora and In that city. The government authorities hold that while the notes which the men have been passing are not really coun terfeits , they are snlllciently like nat ional bank and treasury notes to make their distribution unlawful under the counterfeit laws. WEDNESDAY WRINKLES. S. Beck went to Stanton Wednesday noon. Leo- Reeves was up from Madison Wednesday. W. P. Logan was In Sioux City yes terday on business. H. J. Stolnlmusen of Crolghton was a Norfolk visitor Wednesday. John Goff of Osmond was a business visitor in the city Wednesday. Dr. nnd Mrs. R. C. Simmons will spend the next two weeks visiting IE Lebanon , Kan. C. S. Evans , editor of the Times Tribune , went to Meadow Grove Wednesday noon. M. C. Hazen was In Pierce Wednes day , when Judge Welch held a shorl term of court there. C. W. Burger of Glenwood , Iowa was In Norfolk over night , the gues of his uncle , C. E. Hartford. Rev. S. F. Sharpless of Fergus Falls Minn. , arrived In Norfolk last evcnlni to visit his daughter , Mrs. Jack Keen Igstein. Mayor Durland , who has been trou bled with a severe cold and a son throat , was able to be down town agali Wednesday. W. M. Robinson,1 manager of the pi ano department of the Bennett com puny , will be In Norfolk the latter par of the weiek. Mrs. Ella Maher , who went to Roch ester , Minn. , with her mother Mrs. E W. Barrett , will leave Thursday for i short visit at Fremont cnrouto hem < to Denver. E. E. Watson of Plainvlew was li Norfolk Wednesday , returning fron Omaha , where he has been serving m an United States jury for the past tei days. Mr. Watson has already ha id < about five weeks of federal Jury worl this fall and the jury on which he 1 serving has not yet been discharged Among the day's out of town visit ors In Norfolk were : N. S. Westropc Plainvlew ; Louis Wlnkelbauer , Fran ] Winkelbauer , Randolph ; Joseph En gelka , Fred Wllhelm , Lindsay ; Pete Dolme , John Ehler , Belden ; John Gofl Osmond ; Henry Hoydahl , Bonesteel S. D. ; John Carr , Wood Lake ; Mis Marsh , Battle Creek ; George Keltl : Pender ; Ed. Jones , Carroll ; E. W. Grn ham , Bassett ; C. E. Lear , Sprlngvlow senda , Uutto ; James G. Weber , Henry Schwartz , Frank Linger , Crolghton ; 8. W. Llghtner , Lynch ; I ) . J. Overtoil , Oretna ; George W. Goff , Osmond. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. White are on the sick list. Mesdames C. II. Reynolds and P. H. Sailer are In Omaha to visit until Fri day. day.Mrs. Mrs. Watklns of Crelghton was In Norfolk to attend the funeral of little Helena Suiter , Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Taylor left Wednesday for an extended visit In Sioux City , Iowa , and Plorre , S. D. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Stokes , son-in- law and daughter of Dr. D. K. Tlndall , arrived In Norfolk today for a few weeks' visit. Father Alberts , who has been assist ant priest at the Norfolk church of the Sacred Heart , left today for his new assignment at Groeley Center , Neb. Father Tovls , the new assistant , Is expected - pected In Norfolk Thursday. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Weber , a daughter. A crowd of about ono hundred young pcoplo spent a merry evening skating at King's pond last night. The young ladies'of Queen Esther circle were entertained Tuesday even ing at the homo of J. H. Oxnam. Mrs. Jack Koenlgsteln and Mrs. E. R. Hayes entertained at two 1 o'clock luncheons , one given on Tuesday after noon nnd ono on Wednesday In the Koenlgsteln homo. Mrs. Geo. II. Spear entertained a company of twenty-eight little folks Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the birthday of her daughter Irma. Mrs. Gus Kuhl , Mrs. C. E. Doughty and Mrs. E. L. Loucks will entertain the Indies' Aid society of the Meth odist church on next Thursday after noon at the homo of Mrs. Kuhl. The city council did not meet Tues day evening as intended but as a re sult of Mayor Durland being slightly 111 and unable to como down for the mooting an adjournment was taken until December 19 , the date of the regular - ular mid-month meeting. Dr. O'Keefe of Waterloo , Iowa , was called to Norfolk by the Illness of his wife , formerly Miss Dora Wade of Nor folk , who was taken ill with an attack of appendicitis while visiting at the Wade home In this city. Mrs. O'Keefe is much better and will not be sub jected to an operation. At the annual meeting of St. Paul Lutheran church held Tuesday after noon the following named officers were elected : Ludwlg Wachter , deacon ; Fred Grimm , trustee for five years ; Ernest Zutz , members of school board for three years ; August Melcher , mem ber of cemetery committee for five years ; Mr. Dressen , Janitor. It will probably be two months yet before the plendld new church that Is now being Tooted will be ready for dedication. The election of officers of the Nor- 'oik Relief association for the ensuing ear is as followsH. . W. Winter , iresldent ; H. C. Krahn , vice presl ent ; Julius Fisher , treasurer ; Otto Suelow , secretary ; Carl Zuelow , as- Istant secretary ; Max Schmledeberg , rustee. The Relief association is ai led with the St. Paul and Christ Luth- ran churches and works among the nembers of those two churches. Win- er's hall was rented for another year. With the casket surrounded with nany floral offerings , the funeral ser- Ices for little Helene Suiter were held 1 Tuesday afternoon In the First Metho- ilist church , Rev. C. W. Ray , pastor of .he church , conducting the funeral. Music was furnished by a quartet con sisting of Miss Ethel Doughty , Miss Edna Loucks , Claude Ogden and Ar- bur Hazen , and accompanied by Miss Jessie Drebert. Interment was at Prospect Hill cemetery. The pallbearers ers were Misses Faye Livingston , Ag ues Matrau , Ethel Caldwell and Stella Caldwell. Helene Suiter was the Ight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Suiter. Charlie Rice has just had an excep tionally fine , and at the same time ex pensive , overcoat made in Omaha out of north China sable sent Mr. Rice by his brother-in-law Louts Haas , who has been engaged In the fur business In Omaha for several years. Before the sable was made into the coat Mr. Rice - refused $100 for the fur. The sable Is , of course , used as the lining for , the coat , the shell of which was fur nlshed by Remington & Kessler ol Omaha , while the fur work was ban died by Shukert in Omaha. The coal Is trimmed with American mink while the sleeves are lined with otter as more durable material.1 The sable fin sent Mr. Rico came from Manchuria in northern China , the seat of the Jap anese-Russlan war , Lincoln News : There Is a valuable tip for railroad men In the report fron Cbadron that a number of Northwest cm employes who were patrons of sa loons have lately been weeded out ant dropped from the payroll. Ever though the average railroad man doe : not drink , he is handicapped if he In dnlged only in moderation. Transpor tatlon managers have found by expe rlenco that their most dependable em ployes arc those who leave llquoi alone. It Is natural that when tin time came to reduce the force of mei the ones who drink should be let out The same tendency Is observed It manufacturing Industries and In va rlous lines of trade. Even the travel Ing man of today Is dropping the oh convivial habits that were once ai Invariable accompaniment of his work To be able to enjoy and assimllati a good meal Is a rare occurrence will many people too much ice water boiled coffee and tea has made dysper Pry tics of thousands of Americans. Tr ry ; a glass of Storz Blue Ribbon beer the your meals , It will whet your appetite aid your digestion and help you In building up a robust constitution. Today's ads. are full of things ti quicken and enthuse "bargain hunt HAS NO AMBITION TO BECOME STATE SUPERINTENDENT. HE WILL NOT BE A CANDIDATE Superintendent , of Norfolk City Schools Has Been Urged to Become Candi date for Mr. McBrlen's Place , But Declines to Consider It. Superintendent E. J. Bodwoll , head of the Norfolk schools , has been sub jected to pressure for many months past by school men anxious to have his name presented as a candidate for the republican nomination for state superintendent. None of those who have approached Mr. Bodwell In the matter have received any encourage ment. The state house still holds no at tractions for Norfolk's city superln- tendent. Mr. Bodwell states his posi tion so emphatically that further dis cussion of his nnmo In school circles is likely to bo dropped. "I have positively declined to con sider such suggeotlons as have been made to mo , " Mr. Bodwell told The News this week. "I gave up a polit ical office to come to Norfolk nnd I certainly would not accept another , I have heard of a number of school men who might be candidates for state superlntei.dent. . I , however , will not be among the number for two rca sons , first that I di not want to bo a candidate nnd second that I do not want to bo stale superintendent. " Sentiment in this section of the state united for a time in favoring Mr Bodwell as a candidate for the super Intcndency , beciuse ho was not only highly qualified for the place but also because of his probable strength as a candidate. Mr. Bodwell has an acquaintance as wide as most men's In the state. For a number of years before coming to Norfolk he was county superlntenden of Douglas county , being elected for several successive terms In the coun ty which has Omaha for Its county seat. He was president of the state teachers' association for one year am : nt the present time Is a member of the state examining board. In Nor folk recently Mr. Bodwell was placed at the head of the North Nebraska School Folks' club. School politics and the school men have their politics was recently stirred by the report that State Su perintendent J. L. McBrlen might him self be a candidate at the republican primary. At Madison recently the state su perintendent told a reporter for The News that he was' ' undecided as to whether or not he would jump over the third term rule. "I have not determined what course I will take. " sjdd Mr. McBrlen. "I ap preciate the kind words that have been spoken by friends. But I feel at t this time that It Is due the office and I the party that I refrain from either putting myself In or out of the run ning. It Is early and there is no rea son why school men should jump into politics before the rest of the state political field becomes active. " At the recent meeting of the "school folks" In Norfolk the presence of Su perintendent Delzell of Lexington In Norfolk naturally excited some dis cussion In regard to his candidacy which has been a matter of some com ment over the state. Mr. Delzell Is credited with having made an excep - tional record In Lexington. Among school men It Is said that a name as frequently discussed as any other is that of County Superinten . dent R. C. King of Otoe county , a strong man of experience and undoubt ed popularity In southeast Nebraska where he Is known. George D. Car- rlngton , jr. , of Auburn , from an adja- cent county to Mr. King , Is also men- tioned. Outside of Mr. Bodwell no candi date from north Nebraska has been given especial prominence in the in- formal discussion of the last few months. Mr. Delzell lives In the north r Platte country although Lexington Is farther south than either Lincoln or Omaha. THURSDAY TIDINGS. Claude Clark Is on this week's slcli list. Edmund Nelson went to Omaha yes terday on business. Mrs. Edlnfield of Pierce Is visiting her niece , Mrs. Mlle Perry. George Scott arrived home from Pilger last night on No. 5. Dan Finley of Missouri Valley was In Norfolk yesterday on business. Engineer Shlpkey , from the Blacl Hills division , is now running out ol Norfolk. W. W. Conard and family returnee home from a visit with relatives Ir Innmn. Spencer Ynnzant of Fremont Is here visiting at the home of Ed. Perry am family. Mrs. William Back went to Omahr Wednesday morning , and returnee homo on No. 5 in the evening. Mrs. Rome Miller stopped off at th ie < Junction yesterday on her way hem ie ( to Omaha from a visit In Chadron. Engineer George Parker , who hai been sick for the past two weeks , wai able to go out on No. 5 last evening. Arthur Kank of Wlnthrop , Nev York , came to Norfolk Wednesday t to ( - take charge of the Rome Miller dairy A ten-pound son arrived at the homi of Mr. and Mrs. Helms , living Jus , south of the tracks Tuesday evening Henry Flzman of Omaha Is here pur chasing cattle from the Rome Mllle : dairy. Robert G. Hodson of Escanaba Wisconsin , one of the grand officer : glneors presided over a business meet ing at the railroad hall Wednesday evening. Gilbert Johnson has sold his twen ty-acre farm southeast of the Junction to some parties from Illinois , the con sideration being -$175 per acre , and bought a farm of fifty acres close to the mouth of the Northfork river for $55 per acre. Father Walsh loft yesterday for Grand Junction , Iowa , to attend the funeral of Father Kcnncy. The ladles guild of Trinity church will hold n business meeting at the rectory Friday afternoon nt 3 o'clock. Bruce White , Norfolk's block wrest ler , and C. F. Lenser , baggageman at the Junction depot , wrestle Thursday evening In Gcrmnnla hall at Stanton , so they announce. The only local activity of much con sequence reported to the Norfolk po lice Wednesday was an alleged at tempt at suicide on the part of a young lady whose love affair hfi4 become come somewhat tangled. A state convention of county com mlssloners was held Wednesday and Thursday of this week In South Oma ha. Madison commissioners were not in attendance , not holding the convcn tlon In especially high esteem. Omaha Bee : August Schroeder ol Crelghton has asked Governor Sheldon to commute his sentence of Imprison ment In the Lancaster county jail so that he may go homo to his parents and bo good. He Is 19 years old and was given a long Jail sentence for tak ing money from his employers In Lin coin. The governor has taken the case under advisement. Neligh Register : Otis A. Williams as next friend of Jeannettc McBrlde has filed a civil appeal in the district court against Bert Allen to recovei damages for injuries to Jeannette McBride sustained on Allen's merry go-round last 4th of July. Pierce Leader : Jos. Wolf , who has been section foreman at this place foi the past couple of months , left Sun day afternoon for Anoka where he wa before he came to Pierce. George Osbey of Norfolk has been appointee to look after the road here and arrlvet Sunday with his family. December 30 , the now date for the firemen's minstrels , will not be alteret as definite contracts have been entera into for that date. December 18 , the date flist announced , was merely tentative date. It was quite hnpos slble to have a minstrel production like the firemen are preparing made ready In so short a time. Butte Gazette : James C. Myers , M D. C. , of Norfolk , was In Butte the first of the week. Mr. Myers Is as slstlng State Veterinarian McKim In exterminating the glanders In thls.par of the country. They are very wlselj keeping a close watch on barns ant herds , where the disease has been dls covered , to see that It Is entirely wiped out. A change of managers at the Nor folk office of the Western Union tel egraph company took place Wednes day evening , C. J. Havlland who ha been in charge of the Norfolk office being succeeded by P. Paul ! of Kear ney. Mr. Paull has only been In the Western Union service for a fev weeks , his previous experience being with railroad telegraphy. He was transferred to Norfolk from the Coun oil Bluffs office of the company. Manager agor Haviland was promoted to th Western Union office at Concordla , Kan. , a better paying office. Mr. Hav iland left Thursday morning for Con cordla , the young man who succeeds him arriving in Norfolk during the afternoon. Pierce Leader : Woods Cones , presi dent of the County Bank at this place returned Monday morning from Oma ha. While in that city he learned that Chas. Viterna , formerly employed by him as book-keeper , had recently come Into notoriety by forging checks - to something like $15,000 on different ibanks in Nebraska and South Dakota , iAs yet we have seen no account of this business in the daily papers , but Mr. Cones no doubt knows whereof he Is speaking , and the probable rea - son for not making it public Is to capture Viterna before he discovers that officers are after him. It Is said that Plnkerton detectives are now af ter him , nnd It will only be a question of time before those human blood hounds will have their net so encircl ed about him that to escape Is Imposs ible. The news that Charlie was guilty of such a piece of work was a complete surprise to Pierce people , for ho had always been looked upon as an honest young man. A general movement of corn to mar ket was reported by John Goff and George Goff of Osmond , who were In Norfolk yesterday on business. They estimated that something like 30,000 bushels of corn had been brought to Osmond during the last ten days. "In the last week or so , beginning a short time after the market was restored , pretty nearly everybody has been mov ing something to market. Corn was o at forty and a half Tuesday. The higher the price has gone the more corn they have been bringing Into Os- mend and the more they bring in ap- parently the higher the price goes. You see since the flurry there has been quite a pressure for ( ho llqulda- tion of debts. Fanners couldn't very well pay when there was no market but now that there Is a market and all creditors are more than usually In sistent a heavy movement to market has set In to get out of debt. But flurry erne flurry this will be an ex ceptionally prosperous year around Osmond. The yield of corn was heavy , on our land running thirty-five and forty bushels to the acre , while the price Is good. The result means prosperity on the grain farm at least. " The Goffs handle 975 acres of Butter- , field land near Osmond , feeding or their own account about 500 head ol Bl , ? .nd. , J.QO. head ° f hogs. : : Came West As Far As Norfolk Sam Kent Has Prospered in Elkhorn Valley \ \ Sam Kent of Kent Siding , now prosperous - porous and retired , has typified In his life the success that the western home stead held and still holds for strong men of energy. Kent's life has been written along the straight lines of bard work and rewarded Industry. Kent Is a typical pioneer of the mid dle period of the winning of the great est , ono of that sturdy band of farm- rs who followed close upon the heels ! the restless frontiersmen and ayod b'y the country of their choice o see It blossom out Into ono of the chest sections of a great prosperous onimonwealth. Kent today points with especial ride to two things in his life , he first Is that every move ho lade after leaving boyhood was a iiove west. And the second Is that rtten his westward course brought Im to Norfolk ho had sense enough 0 stop and settle down for a success- il and prosperous life. For out here 1 the west when the times called for launch arms and strong muscles Sam \ent Is credited with having done his hare. Sam Kent has a "full name , " and t Is Uncle Sam Kent. Seventy-five years old , lacking but a louth or two , and looking some flf- con years younger Uncle Sam Kent , etlrcd and still living on the old home toad half way between Battle Creek nd Norfolk , Is one of the staunch 'armors of the county. Next July on the fourteenth of the iionth will take place an anniversary clebrallon that will bo heartily par- iclpated In. It will bo the golden wed- Ing anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sent. Sam Kent was born on February 2 , 831 ! , In county Wexford in the south if Ireland. And Kent Is proud-of the 'old ' sod" and of Its church , the Cath- He. He.When When twenty-one years old Snm Sent loft the country of his school ays and came to America. With a 'cw schoolmates as companions he eft Ireland and arrived in Quebec , Canada , on June 1. And on that first ay in June bo and his companions went back behind the hotel and pelted ach other with snowballs. Kent was In Montreal for a year or wo. He hired out to a man for $8 a iionth. The man bad eighty milk ows nnd every morning and evening Sent milked twenty of the cows. And no saved money out of bis $8 salary ind sent it home to his parents whenever never left Ireland. His next move was to upper Canada , tvhere on July 14 , 1858 , he married Miss Mary Doyle. He rented a farm ind led a farmer's life for several ' 'ears. The year that Lincoln was assassi nated saw him in Port Huron , Mich. la worked as fireman In the saw mills n the Lake Huron country. In time ie bought a house and lot , which he told in time for $300 , his capital for he venture In Nebraska. The western homestead called him ivest. When ho set out ho thought Dos Moines , Iowa , was pretty far west nit he was told there that the good and was to be found over In Nebras ka. So in 1870 he located in Madison county , west of Norfolk , picking out as a homestead the northwest quarter of secllon one , township twenty-three , range two. Kent drove from Fremont to Norfolk in a stage. And In the same stage he was driven out to see his homestead , fording the Elkhorn to reach It. Then his family were brought to Norfolk nnd life on the prairie began for Sam Kent. Until he could build a sod house on his homestead he occupied a long Give some thought to your plans for next year's advertising. For all of next year's store growth depends upon these plans upon their wisdom. Today's ads. should render quick service to the man who seeks "help of any sort. " IS YOUR STORE-MANAGEMENT Weakest in Its Publicity Department ? You would not allow any one to per suade you to close your store for a few days or a few weeks now and then. then.You You would not think for a moment of suspending your delivery service for a week now and then. You would not even try to hire clerks for an "occasional" day or two of service. But who is it that Induces you to conduct your store-advertising on that plan the plan of adequate advertising now and then , and perhaps almost complete suspension of advertising at other times ? SIXTEEN YEARS' SERVICE. David Grayblel Has Served Nearly a Generation 'In ' One Position , Neligh , Neb. , Dec. 11. Special to The News : David Grayblel , the faith ful janitor of the Ncllgh high school , completed on the first of this month sixteen years in that capacity. Dur ing all these years ho has never heard a word of unpleasantness or a com plaint from the board , teachers or pa trons of the school. It Is a very unus ual thing for a man to fill a position llko this with satisfaction to every body , but this Mr. Grayblel has been able to do , as recommendations from teachers nnd principals now scattered all over the United States , which ho holds , are good proof. During these years Mr. Grayblel has seen the little folks grow Into man hood and womanhood , and who though SAM KENT house that August Riiasch had built out north. Kent's first venture In live stock was the purchase of two little pigs from Mr. Ilniahch. And until one of those little pigs grew up Kent was without meat. He bought a yoke of oxen but had no plow. One day a neighbor went to Sioux City and a Sioux City mer chant after Inquiring who needed ma chinery bout out a plow. Whereupon Kent &ont buck the money and the deal was closed , Kent raised corn and small grain and recalls hauling corn to Columbus at fifteen cents a bushel. He also hauled grain to Wlsuer , making a dif flcult ford of the Elkhorn. Kent toilaj says that during those early years when he planted corn with a hoe and cultivated It largely by band , that he raised as much as seventy-five bush els of com to an acre , and forty bush els of wheat. From that little pocket nest of $ HOO Kent prospered and , pursuing his course In hard times and good , came out of the battle well supplied with worldly goods. lie has never had a mortgage on bis farm and bis simple rule his : been to buy and speculate according to bis means. Kent In time added quarter after quarter to his original quarter section until his land holdings were substan tial. And In the raising of live stock Kent found another successful field for his operations. Kent worked until he was seventy Then he retired from the henvy\ labor of the farm , content to reap some ol the rewards bestowed upon successful workers by the fortunes of prosperity Last Thanksgiving Kent numbered unong his causes for thanksgiving the fact that he did not know what rheu matism was and. that he had never spent a day In bed. He Is nearly seventy-five , his wife seventy-one. And next July thej > eel "brute their golden wedding annlver snry. At the Kent home Is an oh clock of Seth Thomas make. A wed ding present of fifty years ago by Its ticks It has measured out the fill course of their wedded life. Ken says that be , his wife and the old clocl will all celebrate the anniversary. Kent has succeeded as a father as well as a farmer. And he has foil great grandchildren to be proud of. In politics Kent calls himself a pre < 3 identlal democrat with mixed Incllna tlons. The story of his life Is a story o slow progress towards success , of hard work on a pioneer farm and of th rewards that are given to every man who succeeds In his line of work. In far away lands treasure In thel hearts kindly regards for their oh friend , the janitor at Neligh. For nine years In successloi Thanksgiving has never appeared a Mr. Graybiel's home without a gees or turkey adorning his table , the glf of the school board , who hold him In such high esteem. Two years ago appreciating the worthiness of his sei vices , his salary was raised substan tlally , and there Isn't a tax payer h the city who would think of lowering it. New School Building Inspected. Architect John Latenser of Omaha who drew the plans for the now hlgl school building , was In Norfolk yes terday to confer with members of th board over the progress of the build Ing and to inspect the work that 1m been done. Members of the school board wen over the new building with the arch tect and were told that they were get ting a good building. Mr. Latense seemed pleased with the building , n though Its completion , of course , wll not bo within the scheduled time. Mr. Latenser found only a few mln or changes to recommend In the build Ing. SHERIFF CLEMENTS GUARDIAN Closing up of the Nethaway Estate Be fore County Judge. The closing up of the Nothaway es tatcs and the guardianship of llttl thirteen year old Sophia Nethawa will be In the hands of J. J. Clements Papers asking that Sheriff Clement bo appointed administrator of the tw estates and guardian of the Nethawa girl have been filed In the county cour nt Madison. The appointment wl bo made by Judge Bates after th usual legal requirements have bee mot. Relatives of both Mr. and Mrs. Neth- Uscd by Millions r ialumef taking } owder > 1I with th V\\n way agreed on Sheriff Clements Ink * ng charge of the estates after a con- eronco at Madison. Mr. Clements vas formerly acquainted with the Jcthaways. As Sophia Nethawny Is thirteen ears old nearly five years must ohipso leforo she becomes of ngo. Sophia Nothaway will Inherit from ior father and mother about $10,000 n llfo Insurance and property. She vill remain for the present at least In ho convent at West Point. SPORTS O'Neill Players Make Good , Harry Wilson , who was the star Mtcher of the O'Neill ball team last season , accoidlug to the O'Neill Fron- lor , has signed with the Lincoln Western league ( cam for the season ) f 1DOS. Roy Bradley , O'NolH's last season's crack twlrlor " " and "our own" Mdlo Alberts have also signed with lie same team. These boys are all good players and the best wishes of he O'Neill fans and fannettes will ac company them and hope they "make ood" In fast company. McCarthy Goes to Omaha. O'Neill Frontier : Mr. and Mrs. Terry McCarthy have gene to Omaha where they expect to remain this win ter. Jerry figures that he will bo alilo o pull off a few "scraps" with ambi tious youngsters In the metropolis of Nebraska during the winter months. CLUB ENDORSES SCHOOL BOARD Literary People Don't Like Basketball for Girls. The Fremont Magazine club , which s composed principally of llterarlly- inclined people of the city , at Its regu lar weekly meeting Saturday evening iliscussed the action of the board of education in putting the ban on basket tall at the high school , and gave Us endorsement to the board's position , says the Fremont Tribune. Most of the members of the club Indulged In i discussion of the subject and not one of them offered to defend the game. While there was a difference of opinion ipon the question of whether the form of athletlcal amusement should bo per- nltted under any circumstances , It was agreed that the contests with out-of- town teams , especially where the girls were concerned , should not be per- nltted. Two or three persons of those pres ent took a radical stand against nth- etlcs of any form In connection with the school work. Few were willing to endorse either football or basketball with other schools. E. O. Garrett , whose frequent trips over Nebraska territory as representa tive of a school publishing house gives him an opportunity for studying school affairs , was one who was most emphat ic In his stand against competitive sports. Mr. Garrett declared that while the Intent of them was laudable enough , the trend they generally took was bad. He cited Instances of mis conduct on the part of students when away from home on such trips , and of gambling on the outcome of the games. W. H. Clemmons took a similar view nnd spoke Interestingly upon it. The Fremont board considers Its ac tion closed In the matter and It Is not likely the petitions circulated by the pupils will get more than passing con sideration if they are presented. The game Is to be permitted in the school among the class teams , but exhibitions In which the Fremont girls and visit ing girls appear before the public will not bo allowed. BROTHERS ANDJISTERS WED Double Wedding In Which Two Mem bers of Two Families Are Principals. At a double wedding In the Emanuel Lutheran church at Hadar Wednesday morning four young people connected with two prominent families of this section were married , the ceremony uniting In wedlock Mr. Otto Eppler and Miss Dora Raasch and Mr. Paul Raasch and Miss Emma Eppler. Mr. Otto Eppler and Miss Emma Eppler are the son and daughter of Mrs. Christina Eppler living north of this city and east of Hadar . Mr. Paul Raasch and Miss Dora * Raasch are the son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Raasch living northwest of Hadar. The joint ceremony at the church was performed by Rev. Theodore Brauer , pastor of the church. The sol emn words of the wedding ceremony were first spoken for Mr. Eppler and Miss Raasch. The brides wore gowned In white silk and carried shower bouquets of cream roses. The brides were accom panied by Miss Helta Raasch and Miss Hattlo Eppler as bridesmaids. The grooms were accompanied by Roy L. Uecker and Anton Raasch. About fifty guests were present at the church. An elaborate wedding "dinner was served at the Raasch homo In honor of the young people. About 1GO guests were present at the dinner and recep tion. tion.As As Mr. and Mrs. Raasch and Mr. and Mrs Eppler were raised In this vicin ity the Joint wedding ceremony suited In many congratulation ? best wishes.