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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NRWS-JOUKNAL : Ml I ) AY , ' 20 , DECISMUER
PRETTY LITTLE REMINDERS OF
THE COMING HOLIDAYS.
CREEP INTO SOCIAL FUNCTIONS.
Afternoon Luncheons the Chief For
mal Events of the Week A Number
of Minor Social Affaire Comic
Opera and Other Coming Events.
SuggoBtlons of the holidays nt hand
crept Into several parties given dur
ing tlio week , pretty lltttlo reminders
to tlio giiefltB of tlio coming pleasures
and tlio dutlcB of ChrlBtmns time.
Another week will bring the holidays
a fact Impressed on Norfolk clubs
which nro beginning to drop their
The week has been marked by after
noon parties , the chief social events
of the seven days. On Tuesday and
"Wednesday afternoons a series of
two luncheon parties was given by
Mrs. Jack Kocnlgsteln and Mrs. E. R ,
Hayes. On the succeeding afternoon
Mesdamcff C. P. Parish and W. G.
Baker were hostesses nt the Parish
home. Six-hand euchre , always pop
ular In Norfolk , was played during
the three afternoons.
During the week the young ladles
guild was organized for the winter.
The coming week holds another
dance In the series planned by the
social committee of the Elks for the
Pleasures of the W ek.
It was a pretty holiday scene at the
home of C. P. Parish Thursday after
noon , where the Interior of the house
was decorated with holly and Christ-
urns greens , that greeted the seventy
guests at a 1 o'clock luncheon given
by Mcsdamcs Parish and W. G. Baker.
A delightful luncheon of four courses
was served , and after the ladles had
passed their approval of this feature
of the entertainment , the remainder
of the afternoon was spent at closely
contested games of six-hand euchre
Mrs. E. 12. Gillette received the prize
for the highest score and Mrs. B. C
Gentle the shouting prize. The hell
day decorations that prevailed
throughout the handsome homo of Mr
and Mrs. Parish gave a holiday zest
to the whole afternoon , which was
Mesdames Jack Koentgsteln and E
R. Hayes gave a series of two lunch
con parties at the home of Mrs. Keen
igsteln Tuesday \Vednesday after
noons. Each function was attendee
by thirty to thirty-five guests , and
the luncheon which was at 1 o'clock
was dainty and nicely served , the
hostesses being assisted by Mrs. Whl
lersladt , Mrs. Leonard and Miss Mat
tic Davenport. The popular six-hand
euohre occupied the attention during
the afternoon , prizes at the first party
being awarded to Mrs. S. T. Nappei
for high score ; Mrs. J. C. Stitt , shout
Ing ; Mrs. E. P. Weatherby , all-cut
The second afternoon the prizes fel
to Mrs. 3. W. Gibson for high score-
Mrs. C. C. Gow , shouting ; Mrs. W. H
Blakcman , all-cut.
Wednesday evening at Marquard
hall was given over to merry making
by the masqueraders assembled for the
Norfolk band's masquerade dance
Prizes for the best masquerade cos
tunics were awarded to Miss Gusc
and Mr. Simms while honors In the
humorous class went to Miss Bennlsl
and Mr. Dunkel. The , attendance a
the masquerade was not as large as
usually greets the band dances.
The Browning club held Its last 190'
meeting on Thursday evening , meet
Ing with the Misses . Durland. The
club will not meet again until after the
holidays. The Browning club is one
of the oldest social organizations Ir
Norfolk , Its organization dating bad
past the nineties. The club is spend
Ing the present season with Dante'
"Purgatory" which will be ftnishei
during the winter.
The young ladies guild of Trlnltj
church reorganized at a meeting o
that association held with Miss Burn
ham Thursday evening. The reorgan
Ized guild is officered as follows
Miss Stella Lulkart , president ; Mis
Falo Burnham. vice president ; Mis
Mullen , secretary and treasurer. Th
next meeting will be held with th
president at n date not yet fixed.
At n pretty birthday party given o
Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. Georg
H. Spear a company of twenty-elgh
little folks were entertained in hone
of the fifth birthday of Mrs. Spear'
little daughter , Irma. The Spear horn
was given over to children's games fo
the afternoon. Luncheon was serve
In three courses.
Members of the senior class of th
Norfolk high school were entertalne
Friday evening by Edith Evans at th
third of a series of class parties star
cd this year by members of the grad
untlng class. The class was entertain
ed at the home of the hostess's father
George W. Evans.
Two socials , an Epworth league sc
ctal at the Methodist church Tuesda
evening , and a "Friday , the thirteenth
social by the Christian Endeavor o
iho First Congregational church , wer
given In the respective church parlor
during the week.
Mesdames Braden , Burnham , Alle
and Huso were guests of Mrs. Di
Young at the hospital Friday ovenln
nt a dancing party given by employe
of the Institution.
About twenty young people gav
Miss IxnilHc Schulz a pleasant surprise
ul her homo In lidgowntcr park Wed
nesday evening. Various games wore
played during the evening. Refresh
ments were served.
A dozen young men from Norfolk
ere Invited to the Norfolk hospital
Vcdnesday evening for a dance given
> y the hospital attendants.
Mrs. J. L. Weaver celebrated her
birthday on Friday by Inviting n dozen
friends to n G o'clock dinner In honor
f the event.
The young ladles of Queen Esther
Irclo were guests Tuesday evening
t the home of Mrs. J. H. Oxnatn.
Refreshments were served nt the
lose of the Eastern Star meeting
The West Side Whist club was enter-
alned by Dr. and Mrs. P. H. Salter
The chess club met Thursday even-
ng with H. A. Pasowalk.
Brothers and sisters were wed at
ladar on Wednesday afternoon when
Mr. Otto I ppler and Miss Dora
Raasch and Mr. Paul Rhasch and Miss
3mma Eppler were united In marriage
n the Emanual Lutheran church.
? ho young people are connected with
wo prominent families of this section
and the double wedding was one of
ho most Important ceremonies of the
Norfolk friends during the week
vere Informed of the marriage of Tom
V. Read of Chicago and Miss Kather-
no Schmeltzer of Wlnoa , Minn. The
groom Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
A. Read of Norfolk.
The theatrical event of the coming
week will be the presentation of the
comic opera , "Olivette , " at the Audi
torium Monday evening , by the Boson -
: on Ideal Opera company. This com
pany appeared at the Auditorium Wed
nesday evening In "La Mascotte , " tea
a poor house , largely for the reason
.hat they followed two bad shows and
for the further reason that nothing
was known In Norfolk as to the per-
sonelle of the company. But when
the company appeared at the Auditor
urn It was fdund that the two come
dians , Frank and Will Burgess , are
it the head of the organization , ably
supported by F. W. Walters , formerly
: enor with the Andrwes opera com
pany , and the delightful little Ulnlfred
rowley , as prima dona , and It was
readily seen that the Ideals had been
very much under-advertised and thai
they had been sized up wrong by Nor
folk people. Despite the depressing
abundance of unoccupied seats In the
house , the company gave a fine rendl
tlon of "La Mascotte , " working as
hard as though the "S. R. O. " sign had
been hung out early In the evening
The Burgesses are just about the fun
nlest comedians who ever came to
town , while their support Is practically
as strong as the comedians are for
the different parts. It required con
siderable persuasion on the part of
the Audltlrlum manager to Induce Mr
Burgess to play a return engagemen
here , but It was finally arranged that
they would give the musical and laugh
able comic opera , "Olivette" Monday
evening. Comic opera Is the kind of
a show that Norfolk people enjoy
the laughing kind and there Is no
doubt but that there will be a crowd
ed house at that time. The outline of
the play as presented In an advertise
ment looks very attractive , when 1
Is considered that the Burgesses wll
handle the comedy part , and when 1
Is known that the musical selections
will be given by harmonious , - wel
trained voices. The manager of the
Auditorium places his personal guar
antee behind the production , with the
offer that if anyone is dissatisfied a
the end of the second act the amoun
paid for tickets will be cheerfully re
funded at the door.
Norfolk people who remember the
success scored by the Norfolk band
minstrels last spring are beginning to
look forward to the black face show
to be presented by the Norfolk fire
department on December 30 , the las
Monday In 1907.
The auspices of the fire departmen
naturally goes a long ways toward-
promising a big house when the fire
fighters appear at the Auditorium
but the firemen are working hard to
get up a "live wire" minstrel tha
will merit the attendance. J. S. DeForest -
Forest , who was seen In Norfolk will
Walker Whlteslde , has charge of the
New songs , new jokes and lively
specialties are promised. It Is verj
probable that the Crclghton band wll
be brought to Norfolk to join with th
Norfolk band In a twenty mlnut
The minstrel staff Is announced a
follows : W. P. McCune , manager
Jess Bcymer , assistant manager ; J. E
Haase , treasurer ; A. V. Light , secre
tary ; L. Brueggeman , stage manager
Ed Brueggeman , electrician ; Jess Bey
mer , property manager ; W. E. Mullen
transportation manager ; W. A. Nenow
press representative ; Directors De
Forest and Vradenburg , band leaders
On Tuesday evening of the coming
week the Auditorium Is given over tc
the second number of the high schoo
lecture course , readings from Ralp !
Connor's "Tho Sky Pilot" by Adrlar
M. Newens. As Mr. Newens appearei
In the course last year and was con
sldered one of its best features ho 1
assured of a welcome when he come
to Norfolk Tuesday , this time prosenl
ing another book in monologue.
The ladles of the Rebekah lodge arc
1 * . . . . - . . . " . . . . > " . . ! ,1 , , , , , f
planning a special evening for next
Friday , when Mrs Klerstead of Til-
den , district deputy , will be present.
Refreshments will be served during
The next Elk dance will be given
urlng the coming week , taking place
n Friday evening nt Marquardt hall.
On December 30 , close upon the now
car , the Norfolk firemen will give
heir minstrel show nt the Auditorium.
The Eagles announce a smoker for
cxt Thursday evening.
"HURRIED HIS DEPARTURE. "
What "Make-up" Man of Beatrice Ex
press Did to a Respected Citizen.
The Beatrice Express has been the
victim of Its "make-up man. " Bent-
Ice Is shocked and the Express Is
nofiise In apologies. And all because
he horrid "make-up man" In his rush
o get the evening edition of the Ex-
) ress together accidentally took n
mragrnph from one article and tacked
t onto another.
It might not have been so serious
a matter If the paragraph attached
md not referred to a defalcation and
f the article to which It was attached
md not been the death notice of a
) romlncnt Beatrice citizen.
The man for twenty-five years had
been a reputable citizen of Beatrice.
On his death Beatrice people were
shocked and horrified to read at the
ilose of the obituary notice and fu-
icral announcements the following
"The bonding company and examln-
r of the head camp will arrive tomor
row to examine his accounts. The lo
cal board of managers demanded an
accounting and this probably hurried
his departure. "
Beatrice people gasped for breath
at the Idea that nny thing so horrible
could have hastened the departure of
their eminently respected fellow citi
zen. But over In another column ol
the Express appeared a Nebraska City
dispatch telling of the defalcation ol
a W. O. W. clerk In the Missouri river
town. And the Nebraska City dis
patch was short one paragraph.
The Express apologized.
Fremont Basketball Controversy.
Fremont Tribune : The Sporting
Editor would be the last man to den >
the boys and girls all the fun they can
properly extract from baseball , basket
ball and football , but the action o
the school board in drawing the line
against the high school teams going
about the state playing match games
with teams from other schools deserves
serves the universal 0. K. It is true
the opportunity to go away from home
gives the boys and girls the privilege
of a lark , but It Is expensive and dis
trading business. They do not need
It for physical culture and it takes
tihelr attention from the important
work of the school. There Is no
reason why they should go out undei
the endorsement or the encourage
ment of the school. They would bet
ter stick to their books.
Declined to Interfere.
Lincoln News : The people of Neb
raska have been waiting for a long
time to hear a noise like the orte made
by Governor Sheldon when he declln
ed to Interfere with the death sentence
passed by the courts upon Harrison
Clarke. The governor has shown verj
plainly that while he will listen to
anything In the nature" of evidence
he takes no stock In the gushy sentl
mentalities which are advanced In
every such case to befog the execu
live. If this rule Is adhered to through
out his term , there will be little danger
or of any more lynchings In Nebraska
Former Governor Mickey would have
retired from office with a largei
measure of public esteem If he had
been strong enough to resist the bland
Ishments of criminal lawyers and well
meaning but misguided citizens o
both sexes. He had grit enough te
stand out in the Rhea and Nlegenfind
cases , which were the first ones
brought before him , but after that he
lost his nerve and became easy prej
for the friends and paid advocates o
murders , rapists and other felons o
Those New Coins.
Nebraska City News : Have yet
seen one of the new "In God We
Trust" less coins ? Cashier Marnel
has received a few. As a coin , foi
homeliness , they are entitled to firs
prize and no questions asked. One
side Is a picture of a supposed Indian
but the face Is claimed to be that o
an Irish girl. This Is a rank libel ot
the Irish. But the "beauty" Is the
picture of a supposed eagle. Tha
noble bird has a head on It that lookt
like the small cap of a clown ; It Is
double breasted and Its legs look as
If the bird was wearing pajamas. The
coin Is distressingly ugly.
Do You Know the Name of the Gov
It Is not probable , of course , but 1
Is possible that the first man you maj
meet on the street could not tell yoi
the name of the governor.
But do you Imagine that It Is pos
slble that the next two men you me
could not tell you ?
So It is possible , although not prob
able , that one Insertion of a want ad
may fall to sell or to secure what yoi
offer or seek.
But , In the case of any reasonable
want or quest , It Is hard Indeed te
Imagine that a second or third publl
cation or repetition of the ad. couli
possibly fall to bring results.
Consult your hopes of growth no
your "nerves" In planning your store
advertising for the new year.
Today's ads. will throw light on
what things should cost these days.
WENTIETH ANNUAL EVENT TO' '
BE HELD CHRISTMAS NIGHT.
WILL BE BETTER THAN EVER
P.lkhorn Valley Lodge , No. 101 , Mak
ing Great Preparations for the Twen
tieth Annual Ball Committees In
Elkhorn Valley lodge , No. 101 ,
Jrothorhood of Railroad Trainmen , Is
ireparlng to give its twentieth annual
mil nt Marquardt hall on Christmas
vcnlng. This annual ball Is the
Greatest event of the year with this
order and past history has shown that
he boys do nothing in connection
with It by halves. The Christmas ball
.his year promises to be even better
than those that have preceded It , al
though It Is difficult to Imagine * how
he railroad men nro going to accom-
illsh this , but they say they will. The
arrangements are in good hands , the
various committees being ns follows :
Master of Ceremonies : W. M. Beck.
Assistants : E. E. Woods , S. E.
Committee of arrangements : E. E.
Woods , W. M. Beck , O. P. List. C. Nel
son , J. A. Zook.
Reception : Messrs H. Kennedy , M.
D. Perry , W. I. Walling , H. N. Mullen-
dore , J. V. Johnston , C. Henrltz ; mesdames -
dames H. Kennedy , M. D. Perry , W. I.
Walling , Nora Burnett , J. V. Johnston ,
Invitation : E. E. Woods , F. R.Dob-
ney , R , C. Demmon , N. P. Lund.
Floor : N. F. Pfunder , H. C. Wil
liams , W. G. Uecker , S. Martin , O. P.
SAW SANDY BOTTOM
Graphic Description of the Play at
A. E. Smalley In Plalnview News :
We saw "Sandy Bottom" at the opera
house last Thursday evening , and
while the play was not as deep as
Sappho , or as hair-raising as Othello ,
It was fully worth the price of admis
sion , especially if one had a compli
mentary ticket as we did. The cur
tain came up and the first scene pic
tured a mountain saloon and the pro
prietor. The proprietor had a daugh
ter that was pretty as a picture and
all the toughs and hoboes In the moun
tains tried to win her heart and hand
but she was not as easy as some of
the girls around Plainvlew and spurn
ed them all. Col. Jed Carter was the
villain , and by some hook or crook
he was elected mayor of Sandy Bottom
with a much larger majority than Ed.
Pulclfer was elected assessor of Pierce
county. Carter had a bad criminal
record and we vrere Itching to see him
go to the penitentiary , but his pal ,
Amos Brandby , kept him out of it.
Amos was another scoundrel of the
first water , and ho was just mean
enough to want to ruin that Innocent
little girl's life by marrying her and
he even went so far as to publicly
announce that he would kill her If she
refused to become his wife. By dad ,
we felt like sicking Frank Tepner onto
him , but just ns he was going to pro
pose , the choir at a nearby Methodist
church began to sing and the sweet
strains Inspired the saloon keeper and
his daughter and they resolved to lead
better lives , while Grandby went away
In a corner to think up some more
devilishness. He was afraid the saloonkeeper
loon-keeper would be converted , so he
had the honorable mayor slip up be
hind the minister and stab him in the
back , then both laid It onto the saloon
keeper and he was Imprisoned , but a
tourist happened along and left his
kodak sitting on a soap box , and just
as the mayor was about to stab the
good preacher , Mother Lyttleton de
scended the mountain , picked up the
kodak and took a picture of the awful
scene just as the mayor run a corn
knife through the preacher. Blood
ran down the street three Inches deep
and a funeral occurred next day In
which the minister figured prominent
ly. Moonshiners in the Ozarks then
secured rooms of Mother Lyttleton and
used them as a secluded spot to get
drunk and kill each other. The may
or and Grandby were members of this
gang , and one night Grandby sent for
the girl to come up there , and he
"would help her free her father. " The
little girl went out In the storm ,
climbed the mountain for seven miles
and became so weak in the knees that
she fell helplessly at the door of Moth
er Lyttleton , who took her in , told her
she had been trapped by that drunken
villain , pleaded with her to go hence.
In came that ornery cuss known ns
Grandby and tried to make love to
that sweet little maid. She plucked
up her courage , stood erect , and with
flushed cheeks she politely bade him
go ( o . HO became enraged ,
pulled out a cheese knife and was goIng -
Ing to stab her In the back. Wo were
In hopes sheriff Dwyer would step out
from behind the ledge and take him ,
but Ed was playing smear with attor
ney McDonald and surely didn't know
what was going on. Mother Lyttloton
drew an ax on Grnndby and said If ho
stuck that cheese knife Into Sue New-
som , she would spatter his brains nil
over the Ozarks. Wo wanted to say
hurrah for the old lady , but didn't for
fear of being attended to by the bounc
er. The young tourist then appeared
upon the scene. He loved Sue and
wanted to marry her , and at different
times had expressed his love by kissIng -
Ing her right In broad daylight , and
wo didn't blame him a bit , and If we
had the chance oh , fudge , we're mar
ried , so what's the use. Just then a
trio of masked men stepped around
the corner and pointed guns as big as
steve pipes at the young fellow.
Grandby tied his hands and commanded - '
ed his band to prepato to blow off his.
top-knot. Sue on bended knee , plead-1
ed with that ugly brute to spare her
friend. Grandby said , "Nil ! git'oull"
and pushed her away. She snatched
Graudlo's imolvcr from IIH ! holster ,
stepped In front of her lover , leveled
the glistening wcax | > n at Grandby's
head , and with glaring eyes Informed
him that "should he give another com
mand there would be a strange face in
heaven , " or , In other words , she would
send him to eternity. His knees trcm-
jled like sixty and lie was mighty mix-
ous to be excused , but the little girl
neld him nt his post with difficulty.
We wanted to pat her on the back ,
but were severed from our Intense In
terest by the lady who sat In front of
us who wanted to know "what busi
ness we had patting her on the back ? "
Wo didn't sec any moro of them for
six months , and then , the mayor was
In intense misery. Ho saw things.
He remembered all about killing the
preacher and flooding the streets with
blood and hundreds of other criminal
pranks , and when Mother Lytlleton
sprung the photograph showing the
scene of the awful tragedy , Carter
went out back of the coal house and
shot himself with an old rusty horse
pistol. The whole town was stirred
up over the affair , but we were glad
the'gentleman had gone to his reward.
We would like to have seen him run
through a sausngo grinder. Mercy ,
but he was mean. George Bowen , the
tourist , released Sue's Innocent father
from the penitentiary and was reward
ed by her hand In marriage. The old
fortune teller was shot In the lungs
and went to the repair shop wheezing
like a wind-broken race horse. Znch-
arlsh , n dusky son of Ham , closed the
engagement by shooting the top out
of the opera house , and the people dis
persed while the band played Annie
Valentine Republican : A bad
wreck occurred three miles west of
Valentine Tuesday morning at about
8:30 : o'clock to a double-header stock
train with twenty cars of cattle. The
train was running at fullspeed and
the supposition Is that a critter got
out at an end door of the car and fell
on the track , derailing three cars.
The manner in which the track was
torn up shows that one car had been
off quite a distance before the wreck
occurred and was pulled along on the
ties. The train being headed by two
engines gave such power that the en
gineers did not notice nn unusual
draft until the clash came. Three
cars were piled crosswise on the track
but the caboose containing the train
men and caretakers of the cattle was
not damaged in the least and the most
remarkable part of the smashup was
that not a man was injured. The
three cars derailed contained seventy-
seven head of cattle , five of which
were killed outright and one had Its
leg broken. As soon as the trainmen
could get at the cars the doors were
opened and the cattle let out and they
scattered over the prairie like wild
animals. Mont Bishop was employed
to gather the cattle up and had at
dusk succeeded in finding all the cat
tle , which he corraled In the stock
yards to await reloading. The steel
crew which is laying new rails west of
this city was taken to the scene to
clear the wreckage and shortly after
4 o'clock the road was put in condition
that trains were running again. The
men worked -faithfully to get the track
in shape , not even stopping for their
dinners. The wreck occurring at the
hour It did gave ample time to get the
track in shape without delaying the
Lincoln Journal : "The time of ar
rival and departure of Important trains
on connecting roads at Important ter
minals fixes the time cards for the
interior territory covered by a great
system , " says a railroad man. "The
passing of the local railroad that was
patronized and built up by local busi
ness , marks the passing of time cards
made solely to fit local service. The
newer time card offers such accommo
dation to the local portion of the pub
lic as distance and running time gives
it. Here Is an example :
"Lincoln and Omaha are the most
Important cities In Nebraska and give
the Burlington and Rock Island rail
roads more business than any other
two cities. Both roads are Important
links in transcontinental lines. Both
roads run their most important trains
through these towns at hours made
necessary by Chicago and Rocky
mountain train connections. The Bur
lington leaves out Omaha on its most
Important train , but brings a train to
Lincoln to connect with It that neces
sitates a wait here for westbound pas
sengers of over two hours. The Rock
Island's most Important westbound
train leaves Omaha about midnight ,
and its enstbound train of equal im
portance passes that town in the small
hours of the morning.
"In the days when the Burlington
was a local road In Nebraska with
little or no pretensions to through
service , time cards were made to fit
local conditions. There were not so
many trains then and the people really
did not have such good service as they
ha've now. But If the roads could have
grown grpnt and remained local In
their character the train service
would have been much different. "
"Convincing" advertising is usually
put forth by the "convincing store"
the store that has something worth
while to offer you.
Take a look at some of those fur
nished rooms that nro advertised to
day. You may learn that you are payIng -
Ing too much for too little.
Today's ads. will "cure" some of
NORFOLK STANDS' TO HAVE A
REPRESENTATIVE IN NAVY.
CREDENTIALS ARE RECEIVED
Anderson Was Appointed as Principal
and Not as Al'Jhrnnte , as Erroneously -
ly Stated by a Recent Washington
Norfolk stands to have n represent
ative In the navy after all.
Some1 confusion resulting from a re
cent Washington dispatch listing HniiH
Anderson's appointment to the naval
academy ns nn alternate appointment
has been cleared awny by the arrival
of Anderson's credentials and n letter
from Congressman Boyd showing that
iVnderson was appointed as principal
and that the Washington dispatch was
So Hans Anderson , or II. Martin
Anderson as his appointment reads ,
is In the way to become a sailor officer.
To reach the academy , however , he
has to take n final mental examination
next April , probably In Sioux City ,
and a physical examination nt An
napolis on June 0.
Anderson Is n junior In the Norfolk
high school and during the fall played
right on the high school football team.
If Anderson can get Into Annapolis
he has eight years of service before
him before ho will be at liberty to
withdraw from the naval branch of
the United States forces , four years
at Annapolis , two years on a training
ship and two years In service as an
officer. Wide travel and experience
Is the naval officer's lot.
linns Anderson's father Is Gilbert
Anderson , foreman of Northwestern
car Inspectors. An uncle of Congress
man Boyd's appointee was captlan of
a ship which was lost between South
America and Europe.
Among this year's graduates from
the naval academy Is Fred Berry , ol
Ixjgan , la. , a nephew of Mrs. George
Parker of this city.
A. J. Durland was In Ewlng Friday
Dr. Schemcl of llosklns was In the
W. B. HIght is In the city frohi
Interior , S. D.
John Smith and J. K. Wiles of Lynch
were In Norfolk Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Kelly of Chicago ,
who have been the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Will Hall , left at noon for Colum
bus , Mrs. Kelly's former home.
Paul Nenow of Cherry county , who
has been visiting relatives In Madi
son county , returned home Saturday.
W. G. Morten , the Emerson con
tractor who has the contract for put
ting up the new buildings at the Nor
folk hospital , was In Norfolk Friday.
Chris Anderson was In Inman Fri
E. B. Kauffman is In Omaha on a
short business trip. He will return
Miss Frances Symodemus of Wahoo
took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. E. Neth-
away on Friday. Miss Symodemus
came to Norfolk to be an attendant at
the Norfolk hospital.
Mrs. W E. Mullen and daughter ,
Bessie , left on the morning train for
a short visit In Omaha.
Editor S. C. Blackman of the Mad
ison Chronicle was In Norfolk Satur
day morning , returning to Madison
from Elgin and Oakdalc.
C. J. Tubbs of Alliance has Joined
his wife In Norfolk , where Mrs. Tubbs
has been visiting her sister , Mrs.
George B. Christoph. They will re
main in Norfolk until the Christmas
Among the day's out of town visit
ors In Norfolk were : G. M. McNam-
ara , Boomer ; D. McLeod , Brunswick ;
Thomas Spat ? , Jerry Sazama , Plain-
view ; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Carhart ,
Fairfax , S. D. ; E. W. Davy , Wlnne-
teen ; A. T. Alfred , Alfred Lundberg ,
Damascus Commandery , No. 20 , met
A little son has arrived at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Will Darlington.
George Freeman , a lineman with the
Nebraska telephone company , fell from
a sixteen-foot ladder yesterday after
noon , badly spraining one of his an
A meeting for the purpose of secur
ing nn adjustment In the affairs of
Zakem & Weaver , now In bankruptcy ,
was held yesterday In the office of E.
P. Weatherby , referee In bankruptcy.
While the smallpox scare flourishes
at Wakefleld Rev. John L. Stlno , pas
tor of the Christian church , will bo in
Norfolk every Sunday , Instead of al
ternating between this city and Wake
fleld. Churches of Wakefleld closed
their doors when smallpox appeared
In the community.
Rev. C. N. Alden , who Is studying
at the state university , was announced
Saturday as the preacher at the Bap
tist church for Sunday. Mr. Alden
has occupied some north Nebraska
A meeting of the city council was
announced for Saturday evening at 9
p. m. for the purpose of opening bids
of sewer district No. 2 , the district
on South Fifth street between Pase-
walk and Park avenues.
Stnnton Register : A. A.-Kearney
has word from the Yankton Southern
railroad that there will bo no delay
In the affairs of that company on ac
count of the financial flurry and that
work Is fast progressing considering
Columbus Journal : Tom Askuo
who has been baggageman on the Nor
folk passenger , for the past year erse
so , left last Thursday for Lincoln
where ho has accepted a position as
baggageman from Lincoln to Manhat
tan , Kun. The many friends of Tom
re-grot his dopaituro.
A niluBtiol parade moro oxtonih"-
than usual will bo given by the Not
folk fiioiuou on the day of their iiiln
strt'I Hhow. Two bands , the Norfolk
mud liiul the Crolghton hand , will lalto
part In the parado. The panulo will
10 given near the noon hour on tlio
lay of the Hhow , December 110.
Pierce Loader : George Osby , the
low Rurtlon foreman at tlil plaeo.
vlsltori Sunday forenoon with his fain-
ly In Norfolk. He Informs us that
lie will move them hero as soon an
liosslblo or as soon as the section
muse IB enlarged , an addition to
.vlilcli . will bo built thereto In the near
The old coach that did service up
town for a Northwestern depot follow
ing the depot fire of two yours ago.
bus been pulled away from Its old con
spicuous place and relegated to a side-
trnrk. The car Is still fitted up for nn
olllco and will probably be held In
Norfolk to bo used In case another
depot fire In this territory should call
for temporary quartern.
Pierce Leader : H. H. Miller of
Norfolk was visiting with his daughter
Mrs. V. G. Hiicbnor , last Thursday
and Friday forenoon. He wan return
ing home from Minnesota , where ho
had been employed In a sugar beet
factory during the busy season. Mr.
Miller says that Minnesota is the third
largest beet producing state In the
union and that this year It had a
tremendous output , and that the fur-
morn received a good price for their
beets. Mr. Miller was at ono tlmo
chief of police of Norfolk for six suc
Officers In the Norfolk lodge of tlio
Modern Brotherhood of America , Su
gar City lodge No. C22 , were elected
last evening as follows : Ed Million ,
president ; J. F. Jensen , vice presi
dent ; George II. Burton , secretary and
treasurer ; Mrs. Ed Mullen , conductor ;
Mrs. George Mather , chaplain ; L. B.
Bruce , Inside watch ; Ed Conley , out
side watch ; J. F. Jensen , trustee for
three year term : On December 27 a.
big initiation of outside candidates
will be held In Norfolk , some seventy-
five candidates for other M. B. A.
lodges coming to Norfolk for the joint
Wlnsldo Tribune : The moving pic
ture show aggregation that struck
town last Thursday , came to grief In
moio ways than one. Their show was
not at all patronized and the hotel
people attached some of their para
phernalia to square their board bill.
Two of their actors , young ladles , who
were expected to join them hero
Thursday , only got ns far as the Nor
folk jail. Their parents sent the sheriff
to escort them back to their home in
Fremont. Another young girl , with
the show men , was also escorted to
the trnfn Friday morning by Marshal
Hills and sent back to her home In
North Nebraska people are willing
to buy candy with cashier's checks.
Of course "cashiers' checks" Is large
ly a figurative term in north Nebraska
where few men have even seen the
much-talked-of checks ; but cashiers'
checks or no cashiers' checks , north
Nebraska Is going to cat candy on
Christmas , during holiday week anil
on New Year's. This Is demonstrated
by the Christmas business of the Nor
folk candy factory , which Is just pass
ing through its first Christmas season
and has found the business up to its
expectations. Christmas candy is now
pretty largely in the hands of the mer
chants and the local factory will not
have much to do during the next two
weeks but look after merchants who
ordered "short. " In general , Christ
mas expenditures are expected to bo
nearly up to the average for the money
flurry Is nothing but a "state of mind"
in this territory , an analysis of his
private affairs showing the prosnec-
tive purchaser that his own affairs are
sound. Good crops and prices that are
also good are the lot of the north Ne
braska farmer this year.
DEATH OF FORMER NORFOLKAN
Albert Phillips , Inventor of Beet Plow ,
Dies In Chicago.
Albert Phillips , who will bo remem
bered as having lived for three or four
years in Stnnton and having spent
some six months In Norfolk working
out an invention for a beet plow , died
during the week in Chicago , where ho
was In the grocery business. Word
of the death was received In Norfolk
by Mrs. W. A. Moldenhnuer , a sister
of Mrs. Phillips.
Phillips was in Norfolk a number
of years ago , being in the employ of
the Bullock foundry part of the time.
His time In Norfolk was largely given
over to working out inventions. A
number of patents which Phillips has
secured have proved profitable.
The Invention which ho sought to
perfect In Norfolk and which attract
ed local attention was a combination
beet puller and topper. The Norfolk
sugar factory was in operation at the
time and Norfolk furnished a good !
field for such Inventions. Shortly be
fore his death Mr. Phillips wrote to
Norfolk that changes In the design
was making the beet machine ready
for the market.
Mr. Phillips died of dropsy. The
funeral was held Friday.
New Depot for Columbus.
Columbus , Nob. , Dec 13. Columbus
people are jubilant over word received
by President Knrr of the Commerlcal
club , from General Manager Mohlor
of the Union Pacific In regard to the
erection of a now passenger station.
Work will commence ns soon as frost
s out of tlio ground In the spring. The
now depot will bo nil that the people
of Columbus and vicinity deslro In
size and convenience. Plans have
already been approved by the railroad
officials. The station will bo built on
the slto of the present passenger ,
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