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fllK NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOLKNAL ; FK1DAY , PKCHMHEK 27 1907.
PRISONER WORKED HIS PASSAGE
OUT OF BATTLE CREEK JAIL.
* * * * , * * * ' -s
18 A SHORT CHANGE SHARK
DID A NICE LITTLE BUSINESS AT
SENTENCED FOR THIRTY DAYS
A Scientific Game at Figures That
i Seemed to Work All Right for
Awhile Crook Probably Was Afraid
rf > His Record Would Overtake Him.
Dy punching a hole through four
thicknesses of brick with a slat from
the Jail bed , Albert N. Green , a short
change shark sentenced to thirty days
at Madison , broke out of the Battle
Creek Jail Monday night. It was
thought by the authorities that It was
not the thirty days at Madison that
Green was as anxious to avoid as an
official Inquiry Into his past record as
The crook who made his "getaway"
from Battle Creek caught the town up
Saturday on the short change graft.
He stuck Editor Martin of the Battle
Creek Enterprise for $5 and tried to
work his graft on the government.
County Attorney Jack Koenlgstcln
was called to Battle Creek Monday to
look up the case against Green. After
the county attorney's arrival Green
pleaded "guilty" to petit larceny and
drew thirty days In the county jail.
Green was to have been taken to Mad
fcon Tuesday morning but ho pounded
out a hole In the wall during the night.
Green worked a clever game. Ho
would make a five-cent purchase , put
ting down a flO bill and receiving a
$5 bill and $1.95 In change. Then
leaving all the money on the counter
he would object to the change and ask
another $5 bill for the $1.95. "But
here I have that nlckle anyway , " the
crook would say , "so there's no need
of changing anything. " Then when
his victim turned to reach for the
original $10 bill the crook appropriat
ed one of the lives. Then he took
back the ten and the victim gathered
in one five and the $4.95 In change.
The crook would be five to the good.
Green told the county attorney that
he was In Norfolk last Thursday sell
ing harness oil. He struck Battle
Creek Saturday. He failed , it is
claimed , to work Otto Maas and the
Morris drug store. He got five from
the newspaper man.
Then about the noon hour Mr.
Green hit for the postofflce. He had
his game working with the clerk when
Editor Martin appeared. The game
had reached the $5 stage and Martin
picked up one of the lives , saying , "I
guess that's my money. " "Now here
comes that fellow and picks up my
money as though it was his , " remark
ed Green resentfully to the clerk.
Green having lost his ten in the op
erations borrowed a ten from a saloon
so that he could try the Battle Creek
Valley bank , "But , " said the young
man In the bank window , "Where is
my other five ? "
Green was arrested and in default
of another charge was held for drunk
enness. He is a man of about thirty-
five , a short , chunky , dark complex-
loned man with n mustache and fairly
To the county attorney Green gave
his address as Twenty-seventh and N
streets in Omaha. He said he was
both a barber and a plumber. He
claimed to have a wife in Omaha and
wanted the matter kept away from
Omaha on her account The officers
who do not know that the fellow's
t name Is really Green believe that the
Omaha police would place him.
Green had $14.90 when arrested and
lost that sum on his drunk charge.
He also pleaded guilty to the county
attorney's complaint of petit larceny
and got thirty days at Madison.
D. L. Best of Battle Creek was dep
utized to take Green to Madison. He
planned to go down Tuesday. But
there was no Green. The ex-plumber
had taken a slat from an Iron bed in
the jail and punched a hole through
four thicknesses of brick.
After his arrest Green tried to bribe
the jailer to release him. County At
torney Koenlgstelu intended to have
the man's record looked up for he be
lieved he was n bad crook.
Mrs. Powers Doing Fine.
A telegram from Mrs. Whitney
Tuesday afternoon states that her
mother , Mrs. Judge Powers , was op
crated upon for gall stones Monday
morning by the Mayo brothers. At 1
o'clock Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Pow
ers was doing fine and there was ever }
reason for encouragement.
Does Not Take His Vice Presldentla
A Washington correspondent to the
Lincoln Journal says the boom started
at Lincoln several days ago launching
Senator Elmer J. Burkett for the vice
presidency on n Hughes ticket has
gained considerable publicity In east
ern states , particularly where Hughes
has a following. Consequently there
has been a run on "Washington pliotog
raphcrs for llknesses of the Nebraskc
senator and the various press clipping
bureaus for data concerning his life
To all this BurkCtl } ust smiles , lie ha
not for a moment taken the boom serl
ously lluwi'ur. the ttoiiiitnr is not at
all lacking In appreciation of the ef
forts being inndi1 by his friends In No
brnskn to bring him Into Hi'1 ' linn-Unlit
of such pi eminence. An a matter of
fact Hurkett has no particular hunker
ing for tlu- vice presidential honor. He
Is well satisfied with his scat in the
HPiiati * . While Senator llurkelt de
clines to be Interview I'd on the subject
It Is known by his friends here that
he Is placing no significance whatever
to the Innocent boomlet launched In
his behalf. He has expressed a deter
mination , however , not to have his
name used In any way , shape or form ,
that may militate to defeat the wishes
and desires of Nebraska republicans in
the selection of a presidential candi
REPRESENTED BY NEARLY SCORE
HOLD MEETINGS IN LINCOLN
To he Held During the Week From
January 20 to 25 Hundreds of Farm-
eru Expected to Attend These Im
Lincoln , Dec. 23. Spe6lnl to The
News : Organized agriculture , repre
sented by nearly a score of societies
connected with the Nebraska farm ,
will bring hundreds of Nebraska farm
ers to Lincoln during the week of Jan
uary 20-25 for the Important meetings
that are to be held In the capital city.
The annual meetings of the Nebras
ka state agricultural associations and
affiliated societies will be hold at the
experimental station and nt the state
university , where the state makes It
self host once a year to Nebraska
The following organi/.atlons will
meet during the week January 20-25 :
Association of Agricultural Students ,
Nebraska State Veterinary Medical
Nebraska Poland-China Breeders'as
sociation , 21st.
Nebraska Duroc-.Iersey Breeders'as
sociation , 21st.
Nebraska Dairymen's association ,
Nebraska State Board of Agricul
ture , 21st-22nd.
Nebraska State Horticultural society
ty , - -
Nebraska State Poultry association ,
Nebraska State Bee-Keepers' asso
ciation , 22nd.
Nebraska State Swine Breeders' as-
Delation , 22nd.
AVomen's Department of Organized
\grlculture , 22nd-23d.
Nebraska Improved Live Stock
breeders association , 23d.
Nebraska Boys' and Girls' Agrlcul-
nral association , 23d-24th.
Nebraska Corn Improvers' assocla-
Ion , 23d-24th.
Nebraska Red Polled Breeders' as
sociation , 24th.
Nebraska Farmers' Institute confer
ence , 24th.
Nebraska Aberdeen-Angus Breeders'
association , 24th.
Nebraska Shorthorn Breeders' asso
ciation , 24th.
Joint evening meetings are an
nounced : Tuesday evening , "Educa
tion as Related to Vocation , " Frank H.
Hall , Aurora , 111. ; Wednesday evening ,
Democratic Tendencies In Education , "
President A. B. Storms of Ames , la. ;
Thursday evening , Illustrated lecture
on corn improvement , A. D. Shamel ,
U. S. department of agriculture.
Nebraska agricultural societies have
been gaining strength rapidly during
the last few years.
FRANK WALLAGE GETS VERDICT
TO PEN INSTEAD OF GALLOWS
Crime Was Committed a Year Ago ,
Wherein Wallage Killed Hlllis Dur
ing a Game of Poker Family Trou
ble Back of Crime.
Grand Island , Neb. , Dec. 24. Spe
clal to The News : Frank Wallage
was found guilty this morning of the
murder of Walter Hlllis , In the second
degree , commonly called manslaugh
ter. The case went to the Jury last
night and a verdict was returned upon
the opening of court this morning.
Wkillnge was convicted of the mur
der of Walter Hlllis during a poker
game a year ago when Wallage Is said
to have made remarks believed to
have provoked a quarrel and intendei
as such. Hlllis attacked Wallage ant
was getting the better of him , nm
when ho was down and Hlllls was
choking him he pulled a revolve :
from his pocket and shot Hlllis , who
died Instantly. Wnllage Is accused ol
having broken up the Hlllis family
which was denied by Wallage when
he took the witness stand In his own
Special Music at the M. E. Church.
Special music was a feature of the
Sunday morning services at the Moth
odlst church , Mrs. Nellie O. Stokes o
Omaha singing "The Birthday of c
King. " The solo was made part of the
morning services at the request o
members of the church. Mrs. Stokes
rich and cultivated contralto voice
drew forth many flattering remarks
Mrs , Stokes , with her husband , Artliui
B. Stokes , Is spending the holiday !
with her parents , Dr. and Mrs. D. K
Tlnilall. Ross D. TJndall Is also bom <
for the holidays from' W > slyan unlver
slty In Lincoln.
CARL KELL , A SOLDIER IN THE
PASSED AWAY SUNDAY MORNING
Fought In the Two Wars That Drought
German Nationality Lived In Nor
folk Twenty-four Years and Left
Carl Kcll , a veteran of tlie German
artillery , three times In the Prussian
nnny , a soldier against Austria and
later against the French when Paris
fell , died Sunday morning at his home
on South First street In Norfolk.
Kcll had lived In and about Norfolk
for twenty-four years. For an Indus
trious , uupretencious man ho had a
wide acquaintance. Tha old veteran
of the German wars left many friends
behind him In Norfolk.
He was a fine specimen of nigged
manhood , this old German warrior who
In his younger days had faced his coun
try's enemies , had marched with the
triumphant German forces through the
streets of Paris and who In his later
years loved nothing so well as the
stirring news of war and war heroes.
Kelt's strong sinuous wrist up to the
day of his death would have been the
joy of a young athlete. For his wrist
was shaped and strengthened by the
swing of the saber in the old German
Kell's ' years In America were quiet
years , years of the farm and Incon
spicuous. His young years In Germany
were militant with an occasional ring
In the years 18CO-3 Kcll served his
three years of apprenticeship in the
German artillery. Ho got his first
taste of soldier life but not of war.
Kcll did his fighting In the two wars
that brought German nationality. He
fought against the Austrians in that
brief war when the Prussian forces
overran their opponents and set up
Prussian supremacy. He fought
against the Austrians In that brlof war
when the Prussian forces overran
their opponents and set up Prussian
supremacy. He fought against the
French when the third of the Napol
ons was on the throne and when the
German forces swept through France ,
le saw Paris fall.
Kell was full of his war stories ,
his old German was a man with a
ender heart and he spoke feelingly of
he barbarities sometimes practiced
> y the invading forces.
Kell was born on Nov. 17 , 1839 , In
Barfusdorf , in Pommern , Germany.
He was married twice , his marriage
o his second wife who now survives
ilm taking place in 1871 , just at the
close of the Franco-Prussian war.
Cell was survived by two children , a
son and daughter of his first wife , Paul
Kell and Mrs. Henry Miller.
In 1884 Carl Kell and his family
came to America and Norfolk. Kell
vent in for rough work till he saved
enough to get a farm three miles
lorthwest of Norfolk. The farm was
.urned over to the sou recently.
Kell and his wife have been frugal
mrdworklng German-American clti
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon from Christ Luth
eran church , Rev. J. P. Mueller con
ducting the services. Interment wil
be in Prospect Hill.
WAYNE JOINS THE ASSOCIATION
Becomes Member of the North Ne
braska Protective Society.
An Important addition to the ranks
of the organized north Nebraska horse
thief fighters was received last Satur
day when the Wayne anti-horse tlile
association voted to come into the
general north Nebraska organization
The Wayne association has been work
Ing independently but recent events
showed them quite conclusively tha
nothing less than statewide co-opera
tlon could put down some of the horse
grabbers who are now operating in
southern South Dakota and north Ne
braska. The Wayne association is a
strong organization with 120 members
It will send a big delegation to the
annual meeting of the North Nebraska
Live Stock Protective association in
Norfolk on January 30. The work o
Captain Loscy and his men in connec
tion with the Battle Creek horse
thieves opened the eyes of many north
Chief Inspector Davis on the Rosebuc
Gregory , S. D. , Dec. 23. Special to
The News : Chief Inspector Davis o
the United Slates Indian service ha
been in Gregory and other points it
the western part of the county las
week Investigating certain alleged ir
regularities in connection with th
payment here last week of $20,000 to
the Ponca and Bull Creek bands o
the Rosebud Indian. It seems that the
Indian agents failed to comply will
Ihe federal laws forbidding the mak
Ing of such disbursements to the In
( Hans In close proximity to llcensei
To Reduce Bridge Length
Lincoln Journal : The Burlington
Railroad company will cut the longtl
of Its big steel bridge south of Fre
mont fifteen spans , in all about 1,20
feet , and will construct a dyke abov
the structure to turn the flow of wate
Into the south channel. This war
has just been started with two wor
trains and a largo force of workmen.
Omaha News : Because he was kick
ed off a Northwestern passenger tral
whllo "hopping" a ride to South Omnlm
and was badly injured , Christ Lcvcn-
dos IIIIH brought suit against the rail
road for $ L',000 dnimigos. Levcndt-s
Is 17 years of ago and alleges his
Ight foot was cut oft by the train
rom which ho was ejected last Sop-
'inber , after leaving the Union sta-
F. S. Roblson of Kearney , a com-
Her of city directories , was in the
Ity yesterday and made nrrangcmcnls
o commence work within the next two
ceks on a new directory for Norfolk.
Ir. Roblson talks as though ho un-
crstands directory making thorough-
y and It Is belmved the forthcoming
ork will be one that the city will
( Iconic , ns It has been some years
Inco such a book was published. The.
icclmnlcal work will bo done nt The
NEBRASKA WINS FIRST POINT
upreme Court Will Entertain Suit to
Demand Railroad Cases.
Lincoln , Dec. 24. Attorney General
hompson received a telegram this
lornlng from Senator Norrls Brown ,
tatlng that the supreme court would
ntertnln a suit to remand the rail-
ay cases to the state courts. Senator
rown filed mandamus proceedings a
; w days ago and secures permission
o push the cases.
OUR-YEARS-OLD CHILD OF D. U.
YANTZI BURNED TO DEATH.
R'ESULTED FROM LAMP EXPLOSI
FATHER MAY LOSE BOTH HANDS
FROM TRYING TO SAVE BABE.
HAPPY FAMILY IS STRICKEN
.amp Explodes Throwing a Sheet of
Flames Over Little Gjrl Who is Playing -
ing Around the Room Father's
Quick Action Does Not Save Her.
O'Neill , Neb. , Dec. 24. Special to
The News : The explosion of a lamp
it the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. U.
t'nntzl , living ten miles northwest of
O'Neill , resulted in the death of their
'our-year-old daughter , burned Mr.
Yantzl badly and almost devastated
The accident occurred about C
o'clock Sunday evening while the fam-
ly were nil at home. Mr. Yantzl was
seated near a stand on which stood a
Ighted lamp and was playing with
their three children. The two smallest
were on his lap and the little four-year-
old girl playing about his chair. The
amp exploded just as the little tot
was romping past and spurted flaming
kerosene out over her. She was in
stantly enveloped in an awful blaze
of fire. Mr. Yantzl , holding to the
two children on his lap , caught the
burning girl in his arms and got out
of doors as quickly as possible , for
tiouse and all seemed doomed to de
struction. He set the two younger
ones down and rah to the water tank
with the girl , a distance of about 100
feet. He immersed the little one in
the tank and extinguished the fire that
was eating at his own flesh , while Mrs
Yantzi got the fire out In the house.
They took the children to the home
of Mrs. Yantzl's father , a distance ol
two miles , and there the little girl diet
about 12 o'clock Sunday night.
It is thought Mr. Yantzl may lose
both hands as the result of the in
Juries he received. He was also quite
severely burned about the face ant
shoulders. Neither of the other two
children or Mrs. Yantzl were injured
The floor of the house , a small two-
room building , was burned out and the
stove dropped through Into the cellar
The accident comes as a calamity to
Mr. and Mrs. Yantzl. They lost their
entire summer's work by a severe hal
storm just on the edge of harvest am
did not have a kernel of grain after a
hard season's work.
Judge Westervelt Caned.
Judge Westervelt is the proud pos
sesor of a cane which came as a Christ
mas present from W. E. Bishop of
Pierce , who was in the city and the
guest of Mr. Westervelt Monday. The
cane Is one brought from California
when Mr. Bishop returned a few
months ago. It is made from a smal
lemon tree , nicely polished , with a
handsome elk head carved on one side
It has been a long time since Mr. Wes
tervelt received a present that pleased
COMPANY NOT TO BLAME.
Death of Engineer Coffey Purely Accl
Clinton , la. , Dec. 23. The coroner's
jury investigating the accidental deatl
of Engineman P. J. Coffey of the Chicago
cage & Northwestern railroad , did no
hold the company in any way responsible
siblo for his death. It developed a
the Inquest that the engineer had got
ten out onto the step of the engine , on
the fireman's side , to try to locate a
pounding noise In the machinery , when
his head cjnne In contact with a bridge
near Wheatland , Inflicting Injurle
from which he died in a few minutes
The engineer was one of the inos
popular on the Northwestern system
His funeral was held Saturday frorc
St. Mary's church.
HEAPD IN CLOSING HOURS OF
HOLT COUNTY COURT.
IMMONS WAS FOUND GUILTY
ruslon Candidate for County Judge
Obliged to' Pay for the Fun He Had
With a Local Land Attorney Shortly
O'Neill , Neb. , Dec. 24. Special to
'he News : An echo of the last no-
itlcal campaign was heard In the clos-
ig hours of the December term of
Istrlct court before the holiday nd-
ournment. The state case of Sheridan
Immons , the fusion candidate for
ounty judge this fall , was the last
ase tried. Simmons was found-guilty
f assault and battery by a jury In
ounty court a week after election for
ssaultlug L. G. Glllesple , a local land
ttorney , who questioned n statement
inde by Simmons that the Northwest-
rn railroad used $10,000 In the Flf-
eenth Judicial district to defeat Har-
Ington and Westover. Glllesple and
immons are both democrats , but the
ormer denies Identity with the bunch
nown as "O'Neill democrats. "
Simmons appealed to the district
ourt and the case was tried before a
nry , Judge Harrington presiding ,
'he secret of the ballot box was
robed into to some extent by Sim-
ions' attorney , who asked Glllesple
ow many democrats he had voted for.
'he question was met by nn objection
rom County Attorney Whelan , but
udge Harrington directed the witness
o answer. Gillesplo said ho had vot-
d for one of the local fusion candl-
The evidence sustained the theory
t the prosecution that the assault
vas the outburst of pentup feeling be-
ause Glllesple refused to swallow the
verdose of fusion bitters put up here
ast fall. The jury In county court
ooked at It that way , and another jury
n district court the same , finding the
Charles Long left Monday for Lynch.
Mr. Gobe and daughter , Miss Gobe
jf Pierce are visiting at the home of
Mr. Moorr of luman was in Norfolk
esterday on business.
Mrs. Lou Taylor returned home on
S'o. 5 last night , from a visit in Fre
Miss Bessie Barritt , who resigned
ils position In the Owl restaurant a
'ew days ago , is now working In Ed.
Mr. White , who has been acting as
anitor at the Washington school on
South First street , left yesterday noon
'or Logan , Iowa , to spend Christmas
vltli his daughters.
Mrs. Jack McGrane returned home
ast evening from a visit with Fre
Mrs. Heftier returned home from a
visit in Council Bluffs yesterday.
Miss Anna Chase is on this week's
Mr. and Mrs. Walton of Tllden are
iiere visiting Mr. Walton's brother ,
J. Boothe of Ewing was in Norfolk
Clarence Oles , cashier In the Owl
restaurant , went home to Clearwater
for a short visit with his parents.
Henry Kennedy , who broke his ando -
do about a month ago , had the mem
r amputated Saturday morning bj
Dr. Salter. The ankle had not healei :
as well as had been expected and it
was found that ampliation was nee
John Minnick came down from Bell
Carl Austin arrived home from In
Miss Matrau Is up from Madison for
a week's vacation.
Carl Stoll of Herman is visiting rel
atlves in Norfolk.
Dr. F. S. Long of Madison was In
Judge William Bates of Madison
was In Norfolk Tuesday.
M. C. Hazen was In Creighton on 1
business Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Faucett will
spend Christmas in Fullerton.
Leon Tompkins is down from Inman
to spend Chrltsmas in Norfolk.
S. R. Carney has been In the south
ern part of the state on business.
Willis McBrlde and family of Elgin
are in Norfolk for a holiday visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hall left for a
short Christmas visit to Columbus.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Peters of Stanton
are Christmas visitors in Norfolk.
Miss Sinclair , head nurse at the Nor
folk hospital , is home from a visit In
C. A. Blersdorf went to Hartlngton
for n vacation visit with his brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wagner and Miss
Ellis Wagner were In Pierce Monday.
Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Simmons are ex
pected home from their Kansas visit
Will Hayward , who Is attending the
Creighton school of pharmacy , is home
from Omaha for the holidays.
A. A. Corkle left to spend Christmas
at his borne in Tllden. Mr. Corklo Is
bookkeeper nt the candy factory.
Miss Johanna Hagey , who is city
librarian of Lincoln , will spend the
holidays with her parents , Dr. and Mrs'
Miss Margaret Hamilton , who is
teaching 'school near Creighton , IE
home to spend the holidays with hei
Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Cook and daughter
tor , Miss Louise Cook , went to Lyncli
Monday to spend Christmas with Mrs
Mrs. H. B. Saunders and daughtci
left Tuesday noon for Columbus te
spend Christmas with Judge and Mrs
P. H. Saunders.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schmodo ane
family , llvlnn west of town , nud ( Jus
Mitti'iHtadl of Wlimlde , nru hero to
Hpt-iid Christmas with their mother.
Al Mi'lclu-r. who has boon visiting
relatives In Norfolk and In other north
N'obraKkn towns , left Monday for Ills'
lorth Dakota home.
Dr. and Mrs. 11. S. Ovorocker and
W. R. Mills and daughters went to
Wayne to spend Christmas at the
mine of W. B. Vail.
Arthur Sar returned from Chicago
Monday evening. He will go to work
for the now telephone company after
.he first of the year.
H. W. Bucholz and son , Fritz
Jucliolz and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Rnln-
> olt and little son came to Norfolk
Tuesday for the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Harper of Clear-
vater and Dr. Hcman Walker of Onin-
m are holiday visitors at the homo of
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Walker.
Mr. and Mrs C. E. Burnnnm and
daughtci ; , Miss Falo Burnham , left
Tuesday noon for Fremont to spend
Christmas at the homo of C. C. Me-
H. L. Snydcr arrived homo Monday
rom a vacation visit to Tlqua , Ohio.
Mrs. Snyder remained In the east and
vlll return to Norfolk about the mid
dle of January.
Mrs. Charlotte Erskino and daugh-
.or , Miss Kathleen Erskino of St. Paul ,
Neb. , were expected Tuesday evening
.o spend the holidays at the homo of
S. F. Ersklne.
Frank Cousins was called to his
lome In Bancroft Tuesday by a tele
phone message that his brother , Lou
touslns , was dangerously ill. Lou
louslns , who had been living in Nor
folk suffered an attack of paralysis
rom which he has never fully recov
Adolph and Miss Dora Moldenhauer
of Norfolk and Emil and Miss Pauline
'echner ' of Stanton left Tuesday on
Christmas visit to Hallem , Neb.
Fred Ilaase also went to Hallem.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shoemaker
were expected to arrive Tuesday even-
ng to spend Christmas with Mr. and
Mrs. Wcatherby. Mr. and Mrs. Shoe
maker have moved back to Omaha
from Chicago , out of which place It
s more convenient for Mr. Shoemaker
to travel than It was from Chicago.
C. S. Bridge and family went to Fre
mont to spend Christmas with the
family of his brother , Robert Bridge.
Miss Mellle Bridge , who is attending
the university , Vill meet them there
and return home with them for the
Among the day's out of town visit
ors In Norfolk were : Hans Severs ,
Wlsner ; H. Frlcke , jr. , Madison ; K.
Crook , Foster ; John N. Ellerman , Fair
fax , S. D. ; B. A. Roberts , Albion ; Rog
er McGIll , Winnetoon ; Carl Kroblin ,
Madison ; Arthur Illgbee , Meadow
Grove ; C. S. Camp , Bonesteel , S. D. ;
W. E. Bishop , Pierce ; J. Allaway ,
Primrose ; Miss May Knowles , Pierce ;
C. B. Ollcutt , M. M. Wheeler , J. J.
Hoellworth , Dallas , S. D. ; Mr. and
Mrs. L. R. Pheasant , Pierce ; O. P.
Weldon , O'Neill ; J. E. Berens , Greg
ory , S. D. ; Lester Anderson , Misses
Winnie and Cora Anderson , Miss Tes-
sle Hanson , Fullerton ; Benjamin Dye ,
Chapman ; William Malchow , jr. , Al
Wiaguer , West Point ; Dr. F. H. Kucera ,
I. W. Walling went to Chadron for
Mrs. Bondurant Is quite sick at the
home of her daughter , Mrs. Pippin.
Miss Corkle of Tllden , returning
homo from Scribner where she Is
teaching , was the guest of Miss Edith
Herrmann over night.
J. W. Ransom left at noon for Oak-
dale to adjust the fire loss on the Eno
Ezeklel Dale of London , Ontario , Is
the holiday guest of his brother-in-law ,
H. A. Vail.
Misses Stella , Ethel and Mamie Cold-
well left at noon to spend the Christ
mas holidays In Chicago.
Harry Matrau came up from Texas
to spend the holidays with his parents ,
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Matrau.
Mrs. A. Osborn , who Is spending the
winter with her son , Dr. Frank Osborn ,
In Beatrice , Is home for the holidays.
Dr. and Mrs. C. A. McKlm and Mrs.
O. R. Ellor and son of Lincoln are
Christmas guests at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. H. C. Matrau.
A. H. Brauchle , formerly pressman
in The News office and lately with a
job office in Cheyenne , Is In Norfolk
to spend Christmas with friends here.
Sam Reynolds left at noon to spend
the holidays with friends in Blooming-
ton , 111. Anton J. Larson will act as
night chief dispatcher In Mr. Reynolds'
Another reunion of the Melcher fam
ily was held In Stanton last Sunday.
E. G. Melcher and Frank Melcher were
present from Norfolk.
"In wishing you a Merry Christmas , "
says Postmaster Hays , "may your best
of last year be your worst of the com
ing year ! " A good healthy sentiment ,
that , with the right ring.
With the big Christmas demand for
candy supplied , the Norfolk candy fac
tory gave most of Its employes the
right to n week's Christmas vacation.
Wednesday the factory will close for
A hearing was held before Referee
E. P. Weatherby on objections to the
discharge of John M. Burk of Ante
lope county from bankruptcy , the ob
jection being filed by the First National -
al bank of Nellgh.
Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Huso returned
from Excelsior Springs to West Point
Monday. Mrs. Huso Is still quite sick
with tonsllltls , but now that she la
where she can bo under the care of
her mother It U expected that she will
get along nicely.
N. A. Ralnbolt received word from
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Ralnbolt that they
could not arrive in Norfolk Monday
evening ns their little son had been
taken nick with a cold which would
probably delay their Christmas vlsll
to Norfolk for a day or so.
Henry Kennedy's right leg has beoi
amputated Just In-low the knor Mr.
'jKi'iinoily j him boon troubled for a Vnijt
, ' ' with hlH log and ban lu'on ' both
' 'lo Omaha and llochostor , Minn. The *
I log was amputated result of
UK a a ro-
' iHMit Infection. The operation wn do-
oldod on Saturday mid SOOIIIH to huvti
Jmlgo and Mrn. HIIUIOH gnvu n r
ooptlou for Iholr son anil his l > rftl v
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Barnes , Jr. , at their
homo on West Norfolk nvunuu Monday
evening. The bride and groom ctuntr
home on a bolnted train , hence thv
proceedings were somewhat delayed. .
but the friends who called hi "eSTeutF'
ongratulatlons enjoyed the ovenliiB
During the Christmas ami New
car's rush of travel the Bouoateeli
iotor Is to bo replaced by n sfoiui. )
ain. The change took place Tnoaduj'
nd will be In effect. Wednesday aiuV
hursdny. On Tuesday , Wednesday
id Thursday of next week the motor
ar will give way again to n stcaiiv
nln. Uaggogo will be carried on tlicr
nys in question.
Butte Gazette : O. V. Konaston I
ithorlty for the statement that a ralt-
oad survey has recently been miuTn
om Huron to Plait , S. D. , to cross Urn
iHsourl iiour his place. It is stiitl to *
0 ono of Jim Hill's projects nud te.
eaded for O'Neill ' , Neb , , to cmmectf
lib the Great Northern nt Hint place.
this road should materialize It will
ican much to lloyd county.
Battle Creek Enterprise : Stutt
Igh School Inspector A. A. Itocd vlii
ed the Battle Creek schools yostcr-
ay and today and makes most favor
ite comment on what ho finds. It IK
: > w assured that the high school aS-
ils place will Immediately bo plncciT
1 the list of fully accredited proparu-
> ry schools at the stale university ,
onic time ago It was classified In the-
fth class of high schools , drawing ,
ate aid under the new law. This
lould be n mailer of pride to thc-
Illage and the district.
O'Neill Frontier : Frank Bain , the1
lampion of the chase hereabout , caji-
irod a walk over across the river yes-
onlay morning. Or rather his pack
f bounds did. This is the fourth woli ,
10 past two weeks Frank has scnlp d
peaking of the achievements of his-
ogs In the chase , Mr. Bain says the
no caught yesterday makes Ihe fifty-
econd three of his dogs have had n
art In running down. The dogs are
ve years old and have run wolves
Inco old enough. The wolf taken yc
rday was one of four scared up sotitlr
f the Elkhorn. Mr. Bain tanned one
f Iho hides secured recently for n
ocal real estate man who will use Ifte-
amo as a rug.
Christmas travel became In cvldenoi-
10 latter part of the week and Man-
ay and Tuesday was heavy through
Norfolk. The bulk of travel , however ,
ailroad men said , was not as heavy as
11 past years and fell considerably l e-
ow the mark set by last Christmas.
A'hile the travel Is not as heavy as
sual It Is as heavy as was expected
nder the recent legislation which Y T-
ually retired holiday rates. Whilutlie
ustom of holiday reunions will off
lourse survive Ihe effects of the two-
: ent law the number of Christmas
lomecomlngs has been considerably
ut down by the law. The Northwcsl-
Tn trains have been running close to-
chedulo , such delays as exist belngr
lue to the heavy run of baggage and
ixpress. Additional equipment has-
jeen added to all trains.
The Norfolk citizen who is bending ?
ils wits against Ihe cily council lu
be malter of laying a walk In front
: > f a piece of local property he owns ,
ays that his act in deeding all but
en Inches of his property to his wife.-
, vas entirely a defensive act. SZr : CK
zen says that his property is mostly
n what ought to be the street , tliac
ivhen the street In question Is given
ts natural width the walk the city
wants him to lay would bo out In Slit-
road. When he suggested that the-
olher side of the slreet would be tnc-
[ ) lace for the walk , he wai told amoujr
other things that only a strip of ten
'eet remained of the lot on the olhiar
side and that if the city ordered a waUr
.ild there It would have to take ai
useless ten-foot strip of land in re
turn. Consequently Impressed witl-
he Idea of the "strip barrier , " Mr. Cit-
zen got a ten-inch strip of his owir
by deeding the rest of his lot to life
wife. Mr. Citizen has a solution ta >
he difficulty. It is to straighten the ?
street. Mr. Citizen proposes that the
city buy him the adjacent lot in ex
change for his present lot and mwre ?
iiis house and barn over to the new
location. He estlmaled the cost of
moving at about fCOO. Then ho wet 'iS
be glad to lay his walk.
MAY NOT NEED OPERATION.
P. M. Barrett's Trouble May Not Re
quire Surgical Treatment.
Letters received from P. M. Bar
rett in Rochester , Minn. , are very en
couraging , it appearing that Mr. Bar-
rett's ailment will hardly necessitate-
nn operation. At the time Mr. Barrett
left Norfolk for the seat of the famous
Mayo brothers It was feared that Lit
was suffering either from gallstones
or appendicitis. Now it is believed
that an operation will bo unnecessary
and that Mr. Barrett's condition wasr
not as serious as feared. When the-
last letter was received tlio - ? < ? - . * :
physicians had not announced the na
ture of his trouble.
Mr. Barrett's position as state pres
ident of the Eagles of Nebraska : lias
resulted In members of the order uvci
the state following his trip to Roches
ter with a good deal of Interest.
Early Closing Again.
It was announced Tuesday that fol
lowing Christmas night the Norfolk ,
avenue stores which had signed the-
early closing agreement would return
to the C:30 : p , m. closing hour. This-
is In accord with the announcement :
made when the early closing rule was *
suspended for the Christmas shopping
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