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HAS NOT DEEN KILLED DY FINANCIAL -
FREMONT HILL MAKES REPORT
Field Work Has Been Completed
Through From Yankton to Houston
Conotructlon Work Can be Done
Cheaper Now Than Planned.
Following Is part of a personal let
ter recently received by the editor of
the Yankton Press and Dakotan from
Fremont Hill , president of the Yank-
ton Southern railroad :
"I take plenmiro In reporting that
the Yankton Southern railroad enter
prise IH progressing steadily and
Huccessfully to n final Issue. Wo now
have the Hold work completed through
from Yankton to Houston. The
rights of way In Texas nnd Oklahoma
are guaranteed free (072) ( ) miles by
the cities , towns and saw-mill com
panies along the route and In Kansas
and Nebraska options have been se
cured on all farms excepting those
whose owners could not bo reached.
"On account of the very material
decrease In the coat of labor and ma
terials , which would result In n sav
ing of at least 15 to 25 per cent In
construction cost , the proposition can
and will bo presented to capitalists
within the next four months , more
favorably than was anticipated.
"Our proposition has been endorsed
ed by the leading business men In
each and every community along the
entire route. This fact speaks for It
self , I am feeling fully satisfied that
I shall be able to complete the work
Omaha News : The Northwestern
road has announced It 1ms selected
for discharge , In order to retrench ex
penses for the winter , the men who
are addicted to drink , whether they
are new or old employes.
Proceeding on this line * the road
has released about 4,000 men , weeding
down Its force to a winter basis. The
employes who will hold their positions
through the winter are those who do
not frequent saloons.
As a result , the Northwestern be
lieves It Is today operated by about as
temperate a body of men as can be
found In the entire United States. Of
ficials claim that there Is not a drunk
ard In the service , and that further
more It Is their Intention not to let
any drinkers Join the ranks of em
The steel passenger conches , one of
which has been In service for the last
few weeks between Norfolk and Co2
lumbus , will replace wooden cars
on the Harrlman lines , according to a
dispatch from Omaha where the new
steel cars are being constructed in
the Union Pacific shops.
The Union Paciflu railroad has de
cided to spend millions In the Omaha
shops In building steel cars , which
will gradually replace all wooden
coaches used oTi the entire Harrlman
All work at the shops Is now only
being expended on the erection of
steel cars and motor cars.
The shops will bo able to turn out
ten cars a month , all of new and un
conventional design. As quickly as
cars are completed they are hurried
Into service , at present being sent to
the western end of the line.
The steel coaches have their en
trance at the center. They seat about
as many people as the regular coach.
Instead of having square windows ,
they will have round ones. Vcntlla-
tlon Is provided by an upward draft.
Each car weighs about 90,000 pounds ,
It cannot bo telescoped and in case
of wreck offers a far greater chance
of escape to passengers.
Although the federal law prohibiting
railroads from working their train
crows over sixteen hours at a stretch
does not go into effect until March 4 ,
1908 , some western railroads are makIng -
Ing efforts to observe that law nt pres-
ent. Vice President Mohler of the
Union Pacific and General Manager
F. Walters of the Northwestern are
among the railroad officials who so
declare In some recent Omaha Inter
views. "For more than n year the
Union Pacific has striven to observe
the new law just as much as though
It were In effect at present , " said A.
L. Mohler , vice president nnd general
manager of the Union Pacific. "The
schedules have been so adjusted that
a crew does not have to work more
than the specified time except In case
of an emergency. We have kept com
plete records of the time the men have
worked on each run that wo might
the better adjust our schedules. "
"The Northwestern has been work
ing on the now law for nearly a year , "
said Frank Walters , general manager
of the Northwestern. "So the new
law will be no hardship to us , for we
have adjusted our schedules to meet
the requirements of the law. I don't t
see any necessity for laying a train up
at a small station , for the law says
that In case of emergency the train
may be run on In. "
Railroad men say the severest sectIon -
Ion of the new law Is that part which
applies to telegraphers , In permitting
those working at stations open day
and night but nine hours a day. This
will require three men for each tower
and station open twenty-four hours
and at present telegraphers are hard
to get The law Is peculiar In that
It permits operators working in stat
ions which are only open In the day
time thirteen hours a day.
A. O. Meyer of Broken Bow , an old I
Battle Creek business man , arrived I
I here Saturdfu and expects to spend
part of the winter In this city with his'
many frlemtg Ho was the IlrHt Hnttle1
I Cioi-lc butcher He now speculates
i In real estate In Ouster county.
Henry Stnmpe of Hlcketts. Iowa ,
was visiting his frleml Harvey Kuhrts
In this city last wuck.
dco. Urlslus of Leigh was visiting
friends here Friday. Ho hud been up
to Tllden with other friends for some
Hon. F. J. Hale of Atkinson wns
here on biiblncss the fore part of this
Miss Minnie Clausen of Illcketts ,
Iowa , was vlstllng hero the latter part
of the week at the home of her aunt ,
Mrs. Sophia Kuhrts.
The celebrated Rodekohr string
band , consisting of fourteen pieces ,
all of the members farmer boys , will
give a concert soon In the opera house.
They are thinking of going to Norfolk
some day and letting the folks at that
place know what they can do. Otto
Rodekohr , a young man of twenty-one
summers , IH the lender and manager.
S. S. Moffett , who has been bartender
er In the corner saloon , has moved
with his family to the state of Wash
Fred Schecrger , who bought J. E.
Sanders' roller mill recently , Is put
ting In a new dam of rocks. Two
carloads arrived hero Monday.
Tlioro Is more cntnrrh In this section
of the country tlmn nil other diseases
put tOKothcr , nnd until the last few
ycnrs was supposed to bo Incurable.
For n Brent mnny ycnrs doctors pro
nounced It n locnl disease nnd prescrib
ed locnl remedies , nnd by constantly
tailing to cure with locnl trentmcnt ,
pronounced It Incurnble. Science hns
proven cntnrrh to bo n constitutional
disease nnd therefore rcqulros constf-
tutlonnl trentmcnt. Hall's Cntnrrh
Cure , mnnufnctured by F. J. Cheney &
Co. , Toledo , Ohio , Is the only constitu
tional cure on the mnrkot. It Is taken
Intornnlly In doses from 10 drops to a
tenspoonful. It acts directly on the
blood nnd mucous surfnces of the i fB-
tem. They offer ono hundred dollars
for any cnse It fuls to cure. Send for
'clrculnrs and testimonials.
Address : F. J. Cheney & Co. , Toledo ,
Sold by drug-plats , 75c.
Tnlse Hall's Fnmlly Plls for consti
Advertisement For Bids ,
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids will be received at the office of
the county clerk of Madison county ,
Nebraska , on or before noon of the
first day of January , 1908 , for the fur
nishlng of books , blanks and stationery
for the county of Madison during the
year following the first day of January ,
Following Is a statement of the prob
able gross number of each Item of
books , blanks and stationery that will
be required during said year.
Five S-qulre records , two McMillan
records , one treasurer's cash book , ono
treasurer's warrant book , three tax
lists , 8,000 tax receipts , 72 name tabs ,
288 ! poll books , 90 poll book envelopes ,
48 ballot sacks , 29 assessment sched
ule binders , three sets Indexes for rec
ords , three canvass covers for records ,
25 school directors' records.
Legal blanks as follows : 1,000 8 * x
28 , 3,500 8&xl4 , 4,000 8 x7 , 1,000 8 %
x3Mi , 1,000 7x3 ; envelopes : 2,000 No.
11 , 9,000 No. < P/6 , 7,500 No. 10 , 1,000
No. 9 , 9,000 letter heads , 3,000 memo
heads , 2,000 postal cards , 4,000 delin
quent tax notices , thirty reams exam
ination paper , 10,000 perfect attend'
anco certificates , 100 order books for
district treasurer , 200 bar dockets , 200
election notices , C.OOO assessment
schedules , 2,000 sheets court reporter
Twelve quarts black Ink , six pints
red ink , two quarts mucilage , five gross
lead pencils , twelve gross pens , rub
ber bands four pounds small , twelve
gross assorted , 2,000 blotters , ten
reams typewriter paper , 1,400 sheets
carbon paper , seven steel erasers ,
eight dozen rubber erasers , eight doz
en pencil point protectors , twenty-four
dozen penholders , one box staple fas
teners tc t , four boxes challenge eyelets ,
eighteen dozen document boxes vari
ous sizes , three reams legal cap , six
dozen senate pads , two gross election
Separate bids must be made on
books 1 , blanks , and stationery , all bids
must i be made on bidding sheets fur
nished i on application by the county
clerk of said county. All supplies
must be furnished In accordance with
specifications on file in the office of
the county clerk.
All supplies are to be furnished as
ordered. Bids must bo marked , bids
for I "Blanks " " " " "
, "Books" or "Stationery ,
as the case may be , and addressed to
the I county clerk of Madison county ,
Nebraska. Each bid must be nccom
panled ] by a certified check payable to
the i county clerk In the sum of $25.00
as a guarantee that the bidder wll
enter Into n contract and furnish bond
cessful bidders will be required to fur
nish a good and sufficient bond for the
faithful performance of their contract
At the same time and place and sub
ject to the same conditions as above
separate bids will be received for the
printing of sample and official ballots
for the primary and general elections
At the same time and place and
subject to the same conditions so fa
as applicable , bids will be received fo
the printing of the proceedings of thi
board of county commissioners , thi
county treasurer's list of dcllnquen
taxes , the county treasurer's annua
and semi-annual statement and such
legal notices and advertisements a
may be necessary for the county tc
have printed , during said year. Th
county commissioners reserve the rlgh
to reject any and all bids. Bids wll
be opened according to the require
ments of the law at the first meetln
of the county board , January 14 , 1908
Dated at Madison , Neb , , this 6th da ;
of December , A. D. 1907.
George E. Richardson ,
NORFOLK BANKERS AMONG THE
FIRST TO CRITICISE.
NOW BANKERS GENERALLY KICK
Design of the Coin From Which "In
God We Trust" Was Left Off , Are
Meeting With Popular Disapproval.
Workmanship Unsatisfactory ,
Norfolk bankers wcro among the
first to pass criticism on the now gold
coins nnd subsequent comment over
the country has sustained the objec
tions that they made to the now coins.
Mr. G. D. Buttcrflcld was among the
first bankers In the west to got hold
> f the new coin nnd at the time ho
pointed out what ho considered to bo
serious defects In the coins. Mr. But-
tcrfield thought that the coins lacked
the appearance of superior workman
ship characteristic of the old coins and
thought that the bnnlw generally
would object to the new design be
cause the relief or raised part of the
moulding of the eagle and other fig
ures upon the coins was so high that
the coins would not stack up well.
And It will be remembered that it was
from these coins that the motto "In
God We Trust" was dropped. Now
such a howl has been set up over the
St. Gaudcns design that the mint au
thorities have stopped coining them
and It Is probable that the designs
will bo remodeled and the words "In
God Wo Trust" restored. A Norfolk
admirer of President Roosevelt said
yesterday that two serious "breaks"
were chargeable to the man of the
"big stick , " one the simplified spellIng -
Ing "reform , " the other the motto ep
FRIDAY FACTS ,
J. W. Ransom was In Albion yester
J. S. Smith went to Bonesteel yes
terday on business.
Mrs. Schulz of Stanton has been vis
iting relatives in Norfolk.
Julius Beemer and Fred Benne of
Stanton were in Norfolk on business
Father Tevls , who Is to be assistant
priest In Norfolk , arrived In the city
yesterday from Dale.
Will Buss , who has been working In
the sugar factory at Lamar , Colo. , Is
homo to spend Christmas with his
Mrs. G. O. Rankln returned yester
day to Cody , Neb. , after a visit in Nor
folk with her mother.
H. F. Barnhart was In Albion yester-
a ay ( attending a session of the district
ourt in Boone county.
J. K. Smith of Plalnvlew Is In Nor-
oik on a visit with his daughters ,
, Irs. Irvln and Mrs. Melcher.
Among Norfolk's Thursday visitors
vere : D. W. Forbes , Bonestoel , S. D. ;
teuben Logerwell , Naper ; C. G. Whip-
le , Nlobrara ; R. M. Rutcher , Plain-
lew ; W. A. Meserve , Crelghton.
Mrs. Angus PhiHpp , whose home Is
n northern Minnesota and who has
icon in Norfolk on a visit with her
incle and aunt , Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
iloldenhauer , has gone to Stanton for
. visit before returning home.
Among the day's out of town visit-
irs In Norfolk were : P. W. Ruth ,
SJewman Grove ; James Nichols , Mad-
son ; N. S. Westrope , Plalnvlew ; Em-
ry Coleman , Silver Creek ; Mrs. E. E.
som , Dee Isom , Concord ; Mrs. Ste-
enson , Mrs. Gadbols , Madison ; Mrs.
H. M. Davlson , Sprlngvlew ; August
lemer , George Weatherholt , Hosklns ;
E. F. Relzlekc , Spencer ; F. A. Masen-
da , Butte.
Engineer Joseph Schwartz Is on the
Mrs. Isaac Powers , who was quite
11 for a time , Is very much better.
The Enola Woodmen are preparing
to erect n hall 22x48. Work on the
new building will probably start next
Miles W. Holcomb has been appoint
ed postmaster of Amelia in Holt
county in place of G. W , Holcomb , re
The new bell for St. Paul Ev. Luth
eran church was hung In place last
Saturday , and given ' Its first test Sun
day after services. The bell weighs
2,104 pounds and rings clear.
The Whlte-Lenser wrestling match ,
scheduled for Stanton Thursday evenIng -
Ing , "wasn't" The * local wrestlers
didn't go to Stanton , it being stated
that the match was called off by the
The Norfolk fire department has ap
pointed a committee to arrange for the
Norfolk representation at the state
association meeting In Nebraska City
next January. Something like twenty
firemen will probably go to Nebraska
City from Norfolk.
Mrs. C. P. Parish and Mrs. W. G
Baker entertained a company of about
seventy ladles at Luncheon Thursday
afternoon , at the home of Mrs. Parish
at the corner of Madison avenue and
Word has been received In Norfolk
of the arrival of a little daughter al
the homo of Mr. and Mrs. George
Wright In San Diego , Calif. Mrs
Wright wns formerly Miss Julia Re-
qua of Norfolk.
Payment of $1,000 life Insurance car
ried In the Modern Brotherhood o
America by the late Robert J. Stein
formerly of Norfolk , to the widow ,
Mrs. Ella Stein of Pawnee City. Mr ,
Stela died the latter part of August
Thursday Mrs. August Haaso dls
posed of her personal property and
farm Implements at a sale at her farm
some two miles north of the city. Mrs
Ilanse has built a new homo near St
Paul Ev. Lutheran church where shi
will live In the future ,
Jolly little Gay Johnson who goes t
the Washington school , was seve ;
years old Thursday. Every boy In th
Washington school pounded htm on
the back but ( Jay wns happy for oven
the hoys who pounded him the hard *
out admitted that his new birthday
i knife wan n "beaut , " some oven say-
ing "beautiful. "
Don Cnmciun , formerly of Norfolk ,
hns left the unloou business In Greg
ory to enter the hotel business. Mr.
Cameron Is now proprietor of the Wi
ley hotel In Gregory , having traded
his half Interest In the Cameron &
Co. saloon to William Wiley for the
hotel property In question , Cameron
hns been In business In Gregory for
the past year.
Madison Chronicle : W. C. James ,
district state deputy of the M. W. A. ,
came down from Norfolk Thursday to
be present at the annual supper of
Box Elder camp. Ho Is planning on
a grand class adoption at Fremont on
the IGth of this month , and another
one at Newman Grove a little later.
Mr. James Is one of the leading depu
ties In the state and Is certainly a
Albion News : Ida Hamilton arrived
here Thursday for a visit with her
father , Judge Hamilton , for n short
time. She is at the head of the Epis
copal rescue work In New York city
but has been absent for nearly a year
now on a vacation. During the sum
mer she traveled In Europe , visiting
France , Germany nnd Italy. Her va
cation ends In January when she will
return to New York and resume her
According to a Lincoln dispatch a
letter was received at the state house
from a member of the newly organ
ized North Nebraska School Folks'
club denying the statement that the
club had Indorsed the candidacy of
James E. Delzell of Lexington for state
superintendent. The letter said some
of the state papers had published that
the club had Indorsed Delzelh Ho
desired to make public that the club
was not a political organization and
did not Intend to take any part In pol
Because all school lads look much
alike to the average citizen an Indig
nant Norfolk avenue1 man who ap
pealed to the police yesterday didn't
receive much satisfaction. The man
was sure he had a grievance , com
plained that school boys were over-
boisterous in leaving the high school
and interfered with his property but
because he admitted that he couldn't
tell one from another the police said
they would be unable to gather In the
guilty parties. The man was given
authority in the future to grab any
offending school boy and hold him
until th lad could be properly Identi
fied and labeled.
G. W. Schwenk , who returned to the
cc business last fall is putting up a
Ig double Ice house on the Northfork
ust north of the city. The new Ice
ouse will be C4 by 80 nnd twenty
cot high nnd will be a double house
nder one roof. The work of the new
ulldlng was delayed as a result ol
ho frame work blowing down lasl
, Ionday but the Ice house will be fin
shed In about two weeks. The capa
: lty of the Ice house will be about
,000 tons , a house of about the same
opacity as the one destroyed by fire
ast summer , when the business was
londucted by Waldo & Dlllenbeck who
uffered a disastrous loss in the fire
Mr. Schwenk Is building away from
tils old Ice pond , which proved too ex
P. W. Ruth of Newman Grove , as
sessor-elect , was In Norfolk Friday
returning home after a tour of Madl
son county made for the purpose of
filling out the list of deputy assessors
Mr. Ruth will submit his list of depu
les to the county commissioners on
January 9 for approval and the Us
will contain a number of new names
representing changes made from the
1st of appointments made by Assessor
Rynearson a year ago. Mr. Ruth In
tends to give an additional deputy to
Norfolk city. The outside precinc
will retain its deputy while an addl
lonal deputy will be added to the
town , putting two men to work-on the
city assessment , ono to handle the
personal assessment , the other the rea
estate assessment. Mr. Ruth has his
1st pretty well in shape now.
TRAGIC DEATH OF A RESPECTED
KILLED HIMSELF WITH REVOLVER
H. W. Transue Deliberately Goes to
the Barn , Carefully Removes His
Coat , Places Revolver to His Breast
and the Bullet Does the Rest.
Atkinson , Neb. , Dec. 13. Special to
The News : H. W. Transue , an old j
soldier , Odd Fellow and highly re
spected citizen of Atkinson , commit
ted suicide yesterday , ending bis life
with a revolver bullet through his
breast Despondency was the cause
of the tragedy.
Transue has been In poor health for
the past two months. Recently he
seemed to have fully recovered his
physical health but continued to bo
Yesterday he walked out to the barn ,
carefully removed his coat , held a re
volver to his breast and took his own
life. Ho died instantly.
In a few minutes his wife had missed
him and after a little search she
found the dead body out In the barn.
Mrs. Transue Is left entirely alone by
the tragedy , her only child having died
some years ago.
Transue was not only an Odd Fel
low nnd an old soldier , but was highly
respected In Atkinson as a man and
citizen. He was well to do financially.
The coroner was called from O'Neill ,
arriving on the afternoon train.
Funeral arrangements have not been
THRILLING EXPERIENCES OF A
TERRIBLE HARDSHIPS ENDURED
Constitution Undermined In Getting
Away From His Native Land , He
Lives But Four Weeks After He
Reaches Free America.
A story of old Russia wns brought
to north Nebraska last week when
Fred Walter , n young Russian , died
at the homo of relatives northwest of
Naper In Boyd county.
A thrilling escape from Russian nil-
horltles was followed by terrible hard-
hips in an escape across the Russian
oundarlcs , hardships which under-
ulucd his constitution nnd left the
oiing man a victim to typhoid fever
our weeks after ho reached America ,
ho land of refuge.
Walter made n thrilling escape from
he Russian authorities who were try-
ng to force him Into the army. Cap-
ured and thrown Into a Russian jail
o managed to steal across the bor
Exposure and constant hardships
vcro his lot on his long Journey to
afety. Typhoid fever developed.
Valter worked at Fairfax after his ar-
Ival In north Nebraska. Ho worked
ntll he was too 111 to walk when he
urrendered to the sickness nnd was
aken to the homo of his uncle , a Mr.
Icrmnn , near Naper. In four days
e was dead.
The funeral was hejd In the German
BROUGHT BY UNKNOWN HANDS
TO THE HOME OF JOE KLOS.
WARMLY WRAPPED IN BLANKET
\levvly Born Infant Found in the Early
Morning , is Again Transferred to
Another Home , That of Guy Nestel ,
Where it Is in Good Hands.
A new born babe , a little baby boy ,
clothed with a hastily gathered ward
robe and warmly wrapped in a blnn- -
set. was a clft b'roucht Monday morn
ng by unknown hands to the door sill
of Joe Klos , who lives in the little yel-
ow house near the Junction depot.
Klos viewed the gift with astonish
ment. A young Bohemian , married
and with a seven months' baby boy
of his own , Klos threw up his hands.
But the little stranger found a home.
Guy Nestel , a baker at the Junction
eating house and a young married
man without children , promptly adopt
ed the little fellow.
Joe Klos works at the lunch counter
In the eating house. At 5 o'clock Mon
day morning ho arose for the morn-
Ing's work. As he dressed he heard a
tiny cry from the direction of his
door. There on the doorstep was the
strange gift of the night ,
Klos , who has a boy of his own ,
viewed the little fellow on the steps
with alarm. The Infant was brought
Into the house and warmed. Klos ,
who has lived In Norfolk three years
and Is a tender hearted young fellow ,
couldn't figure out what to do with
the extra baby.
It was Guy Nestel who came to the
rescue. He made the first bid for the
baby and the little Infant changed
owners for a second time. The Nes-
tel home Is a block or so north of the
There wns no clue as to the parent
age of the strange baby. The little
fellow appeared healthy.
MODERN WOODMAN RALLY.
To be Held In Fremont on Monday.
Special Train From Norfolk.
The Northwestern Is to run a spe
cial train from Norfolk to Fremont
Monday for the big Modern Woodman
rally to be held In Fremont.
The Modern Woodman special will
leave the uptown depot at 9 a. m.
Monday and the Junction depot ten
minutes later. Returning from Fre
mont after the day's program has been
carried out It will leave Fremont at
3 a. m. , arriving In this city early In
The Fremont rally Is to be a big
event for the Woodmen lodge. Over
300 candidates will be present from
away for Initiation and several thou
sand Modern Woodmen visitors are
expected. An afternoon meeting wll
be public but the evening meeting In
the Fremont opera house will bo for
Woodmen only. Head Consul A. R ,
Talbot of Lincoln will speak at both
A number of Norfolk Woodmen are
going to Fremont on the special next
Monday although the special wil
probably pick up Us biggest crowds ai
West Point and other towns enroute ,
The special starts at Norfolk.
INDIAN JJLOW OUT
Fjve Hundred Natives at the Lamro
Festivity This Week.
Lamro , S. D. , Dec. 13. Special to
The News : The Indians began to
come In yesterday to the great blow *
out that they arc going to have her
from now on until Saturday , when
they will have a beef roast and dance
They will bo hero In largo number
and will come from as far away a
the Rosebud agency , a distance of fif
ty miles. As there will bo no llquo
allowed It Is expected that there wll
be a general good time. Somn 50 (
Indians will bo hero to take part 1
Just scratch a match light
the Perfection Oil Heater
nnd stop shivering. Wher
ever you have a room that's
hard to heat that the fur
nace doesn't reach thcro
you'll need a
PERFECTION Oil Heater
( Equipped with Smokeless Device )
Jiut the thing for blizzard time or between seasons. It * genial
glowing heat makes any room cheerful and cozy. No smoke
p _ no smell smokeless device prevents. Brass
\ \ font holds 4 quarts of oil burning 9 hours. Fin-
/ * tthcd in japan and nickel Every heater warranted.
which is so much appreciated by workers and
students. Made of brass , nickel plated with the
latest improved central draft burner. Every lamp
warranted. Write our nearest agency for de
scriptive circular if your dealer cannot supply
the Perfection Oil Heater or Rayo Lamp.
Standard Oil Company
( Incorporated )
ginning of n regular scries of gatherIngs -
Ings that will be held here , as this Is
the center of the
county and the near
est place for the Indians to gather.
Manager W. J. Stadelman of the
Norfolk Long Distance Telephone
company was In Chicago during the
week , arranging for the shipment of
part of the automatic switchboard to
Norfolk during the coming fortnight.
The present prospects are that the
automatic company will be giving lo
cal service In Norfolk by the lirst of
February. January 1 had been the
date originally announced but It does
not appear possible that the first an
nouncement can be realized.
In order to receive the switchboard
10 construction of the upper story of
10 exchange building bus been hur
NELLIE KERN OF VALENTINE AR-
RESTED IN FREMONT.
GIRL IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD
he Officer at Fremont Apprehends
the Girl When She Reaches That
City on Her Way to Omaha , on Advice -
vice From Valentine.
Fremont , Neb. , Dec. 13. Nellie
Kern , a girl eighteen years old , was
arrested by Chief of Police Peterson
311 Northwestern train No. C when It
arrived In Fremont nnd was taken to
he police station to be detained until
he authorities at Valentine , Neb. ,
could be heard from concerning her.
rlor to the arrival of the train the
police received a telegram from Dep-
ity Sheriff Williams of that town stat-
ng that the young woman was wanted
or forgery and requesting her deten-
ion till someone could be sent to take
charge of her.
The girl made an emphatic denial
of the forgery allegation and indicated
: ier inability to understand why she
iiad been arrested. She was on her
ivay to Omaha In company with aiv
other young woman whom she said
, vas hurrying to the bedside of her
aunt who was seriously 111. She sub
mitted to detention without much lies-
tation , first turning over most of the
money she had to her companion. At
he police station , however , she broke
down and related her story between
She said Deputy Sheriff Williams Is
a brother of her brother-in-law , Har-
. ey Williams of Valentine , and that
she had been visiting at the home of
the latter. She claimed to have been
at Crookston , which is a small town
near the former named place and had
started for Omaha from there , after
addressing a brief note to her mother
at Rushvllle explaining her Intentions
She said she was taking the trip with
her friend out of sympathy for her
and for the further reason that she
wanted to do some shopping In the
metropolis. She claimed she had been
having some differences with the Wll
llamses , but Insisted she could not
understand J why they should resort to
the extreme of causing her arrest.
The police provided a place for the
young woman In the judge's room
and she spent the night there. Her
second burst of tears came when the
chief explained that since she was In
! the custody of the law It would be
Impossible for him to release her to go
to a hotel.
At noon Chief Peterson received a
telegram from the Valentine officers
stating that a deputy had been started
for Fremont with the necessary papers
for the girl's formal arrest and deten
tlon. The chief kept her at the cit >
hall through the day and will dellve
her to the deputy when he arrives.
Notice to Creditors.
The state of Nebraska , Madison
county , SB.
In the matter of the estate of C. W
Draasch , deceased. Notice Is hereb ;
given to all persona having claims an
of said Madison county , deceased , that
the time fixed for llllng claims against
said estate Is six months from thu 2nd
day of December , 1007. All such persons -
sons are required to present thofr
claims with the vouchers to the county
Judge of said county at his office In
the city of Madison , In said Madison
county , on or before the 3rd day of
June. 1908 , nnd that all claims so fllcO
will be heard before said judge .on the
3rd day of June , 1908 , at 1 o'clock p.
It Is further ordered that notice t
all persons interested in said cstato
be given by publishing a copy of thla
order in the Norfolk Weekly News-
Journal , a weekly newspaper printed ,
published and circulating In said coun
ty , for four consecutive weeks prior
to said day of hearing.
Witness my hand and seal this 22nd
day of November , A. D. 1907.
Win. Hates ,
County Judgo. .
The state of Nebraska , Madison
county , ss.
At a county court held at the county
court room , In and for said county ,
December 9 , A. D. 1907 , present , Wm.
Bates , county judge.
In the matter of the estates of Val-
lie B. Nethaway and Mary L. Netha-
way , deceased , and of the guardianship'
of Sophia Gladys Nethaway , a minor.
On reading and filing the petitions
of Claude L. Nethaway and George-
Daily praying that administration or
said estate may be granted to J. J.
Clements as administrator , and that
said J. J. Clements be appointed the
guardian of Sophia Gladys Nethaway ,
a minor , ordered , that January 10 , A.
D. 1908 , at one o'clock p. m. Is as
signed for hearing said petitions , when
all persons Interested In said matter
may appear at a county court toUi
held at the court room In and for said
county , nnd show cause why the pray
er of petitioners should not be grant
ed ; and that notice of the pendency
of said petitions and the hearing there
of , be given to all persons Interested
In said matter by publishing a copy
of this order In the Norfolk Weekly
News-Journal , a weekly newspaper
printed , published and circulated Irt
said county , for three successive
weeks , prior to said day of hearing.
( A true copy ) Wm. Bates ,
[ Seal ] County Judge.
LAFOLLETTE BOOSTERS WILL BE
HERE NEXT WEEK.
WANT PRESIDENTIAL DELEGATES
The Wisconsin Senator , Now That
Roosevelt is Really Out of the Way ,
Hope to Secure the Radical Element
of the Party In This State.
Lincoln , Neb. , Dec. 13. Special to-
The News : Friends of Senator La
Folletto were notified today that boost
ers for the Wisconsin senator will b&
In Nebraska next week to attempt to-
secure the support of the Nebraska
delegation for LaFolIette In the presi
President Roosevelt's final state
ment has given a new impetus to the-
LaFolIette boom , the Wisconsin sen
ator counting on gathering under his
banner the more radical of Roosevelt's
CHOKED TO DEATH WITH CORK
Little Girl at Newman Grove Meets :
Newman Grove , Neb. , Dec. 13.
Playing with some bits of cork on
the lloor by her mother's side , llttlo
Olive Gutru swallowed some of the
cork which lodged In the windpipe ,
causing death in a few hours. The
little girl was unusually healthy and
was playing with her brother on the
lloor when she began to choke , Two
doctors remained nt the Gutru homo
until the llttlo ono died. Sorvlceu
wore hold at Trinity church. The llt
tlo Gutru girl's parents are Mr. ana
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