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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NKWS-JUllHNAk : Pill DAY. DECEMHKH 27.1907 ,
8EEM3 TO DE A CONSPIRACY
AGAINST THE JAIL.
BUT THE TREASURY 18 FULL
People Are Coming Forward With
- .Thclr Taxes J l R Mporme to the An
nual Tax Notices Which Were Sent
Out by Schavland.
MndlBon , Neb , , Dec. 18. From n
Htaft correspondent : In tlicso days
when crlinu IB much ndvortlscd and
also llkuncd to a rising lido It IB com-
fortlng to reflect Unit the MndlBon
county Jtill Is empty. Of coursu the
citizen with a grouch will Insist thnt
an empty Jail Is one ciiuao of the com
munity's woes. Hut nevertheless nnil
notwithstanding , the county Jnll Is
empty , hns been empty for n month erse
so and the general run of Madison
county humanity haven't been very
wicked during the Inst few weeks.
Of course there tire several criminal
cases waiting trial but everybody con
cerned IUIH given bond so the county's
board bill Is light for It Isn't anything
In fnet fortune 1ms been playing
agnlnst the county Jail recently. The
last Madison county man to commit
murder passed hla own sentence.
Then there were the Battle Creek
horse thieves who when hard pressed
by Captain Losey and his men had
the good sense to surrender their
booty , dropping the spoils of their raid
for n cliunco at u "getaway. " Horse
thieves , too , arc a class whom Madi
son county would like very much to
entertain behind the bars.
Hnl not only Is the county Jail emp
ty but during the past week no cases
were filed In the district coini , nor
marriage licenses sought In the coun
ty court. It was a quiet week nt the
court hound except for the county
treasurer. The annual tax notices
liavo been sent out and people arc
rowing forward with their taxes.
So the treasury will bo full if the
The big Omaha banquet of the Dahl-
man democracy was a grand success ,
This is the statement of Editor J. I ) ,
Donovan of the Star-Mall , who went
down for the banquet. Madison county
was also represented by J. C. Reeves ,
Senator Allen , Shellenberger and
Dr. Hull of Lincoln were discussed as
possible occupants of the governor's
mansion in Lincoln. Dcrgc , It Is said
wasn't mentioned. And Bryan's noml
nation nt Denver was made unanimous
In regard to the continual circula
tlon given Senntor Allen's name in
connection with the governorship It Is
said thnt his boomers might ns well
quit for the senator Is out of politics.
Senator Allen , It Is said , has definitely
decided In favor of making money ns
a lawyer as against winning additional
honors In the political field. "
He was a pleasant looking old gen
tleman with an engaging smile nnd n
shotgun. He bonrded the nfternoon
Union Pnclflc train for Enola and calm
ly placed himself and gun In the coach
that ten days before had been the
scene of the Nethaway tragedy. "No ,
not now , " said Conductor Lenaberry ,
asho pounced upon the offending gun
nnd cnrried it bnck to the bnggnge
room. "No more shotguns In this
conch , plense. " The old mnn left the
trnln at Enola , where his gun was re
turned to him. The "ban" on shot
guns will not be a dead letter on one
train In Nebraska for several months.
The coach seat which was splintered
by the shot from Nethaway's gun has
Madison , like Norfolk , Is working to
improve Its library facilities. Norfolk
is seeking to secure a site for a Car
negie library , Madison to raise funds
to start a public library. Madison has
not reached a stage with her library
where the situation demands a library
building. A mass meeting held In
Madison recently voted in favor of
attempting to raise $1,500 for the li
The Madison farmers' Institute will
bo held In the Madison opera house on
January G-7 , 1908. There will be an
afternoon and evening session on the
first day , a forenoon and nfternoon ses
sion on the second day. Ex-Governor
Poynter will be ono of the speakers.
J. Q. Wakely Is secretary of the Mad
A farmers' Institute will be held at
Battle Creek on February 27-28. A
meeting of farmers will bo held at
Battle Creek next Saturday for the
purpose of forming an organization to
prepare for the institute.
The Farmers' Elevator company at
Madison has held its first annual meetIng -
Ing since It purchased one of the Mad
ison elevators and was launched as a
live organization. The following offi
cers were chosen : President , J. Q ,
Wakely ; vice president , J. C. Reeves ;
secretary and treasurer , Peter Ruben-
dull ; board of directors , Wm. Busteed ,
J Hi TiTnvrMr. , T , Q. Wakoly , Thos. Les-
tina , Valentlno Schmltt , J. C. Reeves
and S. O. Davies. With the exception
of J. J. Mattlson ns a member of the
board of directors and old officers
were re-elected. Mr. Mattlson man
ages the company's elevator and as n
result asked to be relieved on the dl
Next Friday and Saturday oxamlna
tlons for teachers' certificates will be
given nt the court house by Count )
Superintendent F. S. Perdue.
Now that corn husking IB
to attend Hchool , It Is nald , for the new
laws nre stringent.
The annual moctliiK of the Madison
branch of the antl-horsothlef associa
tion will bf held In the Madison city
hall at 2 p. m. on December 28.
List of letters remaining uncalled for
tit the postolllcc nt Norfolk , Neb. ,
Dec. 17 , 1U07 :
Mrs. .11m DuBhnell , Mrs. II. Uurrltt ,
Klllo Colver , .J. K. Foster , Mr. Clar
ence J. Goodwills , C. J , Hnvnlyn , G. 0.
irntiHono , C. A. Lecklltor , C. 0. Ol
son , Mr. Ixjver Uutlln , Miss Almedn
Rndford , Mr. Lewis Smith.
If not called for In fifteen days will
be sent to the dead letter office.
Parties calling for any of the nbovo
planso say advertised ,
John U. Hays , P. M.
COURTSHIP STUDY IN SCHOOL ,
Greenfield Parents Object to the
Greenfield , 111. . Dec. 21. War has
been declared In this village on Pro
fessor II. G. Russell , suporindent ol
the high school here , for Introducing
the nrt of lovemnklng Into the school
Parents of some of the pupils In the
senior class of the high school declare
they do not want their children's
thoughts turned so early to love.
Professor Russell and his wife , whc
is his assistant , say they will stick te
their colors mid see the experiment
through nt any cost.
The Innovation , which State Superin
tendent Blair first suggested , Is rndl
cnl ; but Professor Russell believes II
is sound. Ho thinks that In time
courtship \\ill bo taken out of the
realm of empiricism and lifted lute
the realm of exact science , ns chem
islry ( lowered from nlchemy.
A mixed organization of twenty-three
pupils , ten of whom nre girls , constl
tuto the first class In the world tc
receive formal Instruction in court
8hi | > . Professor Russell hns giver
them three lectures , and they have
written one set of cssnys on themes
allied to the study.
The instruction will bo chicflj
through study of the literature of love
The "Courtship of Miles Standlsh , " i
favorite with the class In its Junloi
year , is to be taken up agnln with f
special view to the lesson to bo glean
cd from John Alden's experience. /
John Alden club has been formed h
"Romeo nnd Juliet , " the vivid speed
of Idas to Mnrpcssn , and stnndan
works of fiction will be Included in tin
course. Ella Wheeler Wilcox am
Halite Erminie Rives will be strictl :
The pupils will be expected to draw
iom their readings specific Instruct
ion on these interesting points :
How to take n henrt by storm or by
How to detect the advent of the
; rand passion.
How to behave if parental objection
How to pay a compliment.
How to encourage a bashful suitor
or corner an elusive girl.
How to allay unfounded Jealousy.
How to propose marriage.
How to ask papa.
The etiquette of the engagement
Deportment during engagement.
The instruction will bo defensive as
well as offensive , and a girl Is expect
ed to learn how to promise to be a
sister to him in case she rejects his
The boys will pick up incidental
ilnts on how to elude persistent young
women with mistaken Ideas about
affinities , but it is not probable that
Bernard Shaw will be consulted for
advice on this point.
COMING MINSTREL SHOW.
Firemen Preparing to Entertain People
ple of Norfolk December 30.
Over at the city hall on three or four
nights of every week more than a
score of Norfolk young men are en
gaged In rehearsing songs and min
strel "stunts" that are to make the
firemen's minstrels a success when
the big home talent minstrel show Is
iven at the Auditorium on the evenIng -
Ing of December 30.
Many of the young men who are
preparing to amuse Norfolk have had
previous experience but a lot of new
material is being worked out and Nor
folk people , it is said , will be surprised
at the character of the entertainment
when It is finally ready for their In
J. S. DeForest , last seen In Norfolk
with Walker Whlteside , will be seated
in the middle of the black circle. The
end men will be James Peters , Lorln
Brueggeman , Jess Beemer and Her
bert Wlchman. Robert Ballantyne and
Charles McMindes are announced as
the principal comedians.
Here Is the chorus : John Schelley
Jack Davis. Fred Hellerman , Edward
Kline , Nick Carstenson , Hans Vogt
M. Burltt , Fred Haose , Jack Napper
Adolph Moldenhauer , Will Evans
Charles Ahlman , Harry Faucett
Charles Bnlleweg , William Wetzel
Will Davis , Ed Brueggeraan ant1
The evening's entertainment will b <
divided Into the customary two parts
the first the minstrel show proper
the second the special features of the
evening , introducing among otiiei
things a band concert , plenty of sing
Ing and several good comedy features
The services of DeForest were se
cured ns director.
Every day in this city some mer
chant sells some particular thing a
cost , or nearly so. Ad. renders knov
whore to look for such "bargains. "
PROVISIONS OF THE SLOCUM LAW
ARE BEING ENFORCED.
DRINK BEER IN THE OPEN NOW
The Screens Have Given Way to Open
Windows and the Saloons Close at 11
O'clock New Order Doesn't Suit
Liquor Element ,
Norfolk drank Its beer In the open
last night. And Incidentally It quit
drinking at 11 o'clock. Norfolk didn't '
spend all the tlmo drinking ; part of
the tlmo was devoted to hauling out
the Slocum law and shaking the dust
from some of Its musty pages.
Of course all Norfolk didn't drink
that was only figuratively put. But
that portion which did drink did it In
more or less open view from the street.
And the saloons closed promptly at
11. Screens disappeared nnd the may
or's "lid" order was obeyed with con
Discussion of the "Norfolk lid" was
general on the street during the even
ing. The Slocum law was resurrected
nnd Its provisions reviewed.
The mayor's notice to the saloon
keepers was followed by more or less
"talk" 'around town. Some thought
that Norfolk was starting In for a
general temperance movement. Oth
ers said that "someone" would call
down all the Nebraska "blue laws" on
the city , giving the town a taste of
radical law enforcement , something
like Omaha Is now enjoying with a
legal prohibition of all Sunday busi
Mayor Durland has stood by his or
der , refusing to modify It when delega
tions of saloon keepers and other Nor
folk people called on him during the
day. The mayor holds that the saloon
keepers themselves are to blame for
the order because some of their num
ber have been violating the agree
ment not to sell to boys.
There was nil kinds of comment on
the new "lid , " "now" because Norfolk
has already had n Sundny "lid" for
sometime. Ono prominent democrat
waxed into oratory on the subject.
"Gentlemen , we have been buncoed , "
lie exclaimed to n crowd of Norfolk
avenue listeners. "Lnst spring you
and I walked through the beautiful
democratic garden in search of the
finest fruit to present to the good people
ple of Norfolk. Wo reached forth our
hands nnd , gentlemen , behold we
plucked a lemon. "
It is not thought that Mayor Dur
land cares for the political effort oi
his "lids. " He made the race for may
or last year under protest and it was
said that he accepted the nomination
inder pressure. Incidentally he polled
a big share of the "liberal" vote at
he polls when ho did run.
Owing to the high windows In some
Norfolk saloon buildings the removal
of screens was a matter of little erne
no consequence. Other saloons with
he bar close to the door were thrown
entirely open to public gaze. In a
number of cases it Is believed the or
der may work a hardship.
TRYING THE WHISKY TRUST.
Bavarian Army Decides One Point
Against The Lid.
A Norfolk man who brazenly admits
that he drinks beer and even whisky
was smiling last evening despite the
fact that the dark outlines of the
Norfolk lid" were already hanging
over the avenue.
"In these days of 'the rising tide of
temperance , ' when a new lid Is fas
tened on every thirty-five minutes , it's
consoling to a drinking man like my
self to find a news item that doesn't
smack of the W. C. T. U. , even If one
lias to look across the ocean to find
it , " explained the Norfolk man as he
handed over the following news dis
patch from Munich with a current
date line :
"A rather severe , because unexpect
ed , blow at the advocates of total ab
stinence from' ' alcoholic beverages has
been struck by the Bavarian war min
istry , which has Issued a report showIng -
Ing that in independent rifle shooting
soldiers become better marksmen after
Imbibing a small quantity of alcohol
than before. Experiments Involving
the discharge of 10,000 shots have
been carried out at the ranges of the
Augsburg school of musketry.
Throughout the experiments men who
had been served with a draught of
spiritous liquor displayed more stead
iness nnd accuracy of aim while firing
singly than did those belonging to the
squad which had bene kept abstinent.
In field and volley firing , however , the
sections which had been abstemious
attained slightly better results than
their stimulated comrades. The tests
are being continued and as the men
are placed for one week In the tee
total and the next week in the absti
nent squad , the final results are ex
pected to be Interesting from a scien
tific as well as from a military stand
DIDN'T ' MUSS UP THE OFFICE.
Comment Upon Clarence Salter's Cool
ness In a Trying Time.
While Clarence Salter may not win
a Carnegie hero medal , his remark
able coolness on the occasion of the
recent Nethaway tragedy has been n
subject of considerable nowspapoi
comment over the country. This IE
the way the Atchison Globe tells aboul
the recent Norfolk tragedy :
Clarence Salter , a grain man In
Norfolk , Neb. , .seems to be n man whc
Is not easily excited. V. B. Nethawaj
stepped Into Salter's office , and cov
erlng the grain man with n revolvei
telephoned that ho had just shot hit
wife and-aj jabout to shoot himself
right now. " Suitor , Inslend of becom
Ing ixelted and begging the man not
to kill himself , said : "Well 1 don't
think you ought to muss up my of *
tleo by blowing your brains nil over
t. I think you ought to go some-
vhero else. " Nethnwny took the
grain man's advice , nnd stepped Into
i nearby building where ho shot himself -
self , dying Instantly.
Auditorium Moving Pictures No More.
The moving picture shows nt the
Auditorium hnvo been discontinued.
While this class of entertainment
seemed popular with patrons and was
leldlng enough revenue to pay n
small profit , ynt the tlmo of the man
ager of the Auditorium could be placed
o better advantage than handling the
ilcturo proposition. The rapidly In
creasing development of The News
vlth its added detail work In every
lopnrtment , Induced the absorption of
irnctlcally all the tlmo of the Audito
rium manager on the south side of
.lie wall , where It can bo utilized to
much bettor ndvnntago in the business
ifllco of TheNews. . E. F. Huso will ,
lowover , continue as manager of the
tudltorluni nnd glvo It all the attcn-
Ion needed for such attractions ns arc
looked. The show business will In
future bo auxiliary to the printing
WRESTLER HAS SPRAINED WRIST
Ben Prevolka Is Out of Business With
His and Wants It Fixed.
Ben Prevolkn , the Verdlgre wrestler
who is making something of a repu-
atlon on the mat , came to Norfolk to
nterviow Dr. Salter.
Prevolka In wrestling sprained the
ligaments of his left wrist. Of course
i wrestler with sprained ligaments
Isn't worth much as a wrestler and
I'rovolku was hurried to Norfolk to
! iavo the troublesome wiist put under
A sprained wrist may not mean
much to the average mnn but It does
The wrestler was accompanied to
Norfolk by William O'Keefe , one oJ
Operation for Mrs. Powers.
Mrs. Isnno Powers , who hns been
suffering from n terrible nttnck of
gall stones during the past few weeks ,
will be taken to Rochester , Minn. , for
an operation at the hands of the Mayc
Brothers. Mrs. Powers will leave
Friday morning , accompanied by
the judge and their daughter , Mrs ,
Whitney. It is expected that I. Pow
ers , jr. , whose homeIs ju Illinois , will
join the party nt Sioux City and ac
company them to Rochester.
A. P. Brubaker is going to quit the
harness business nexl month. The
Battle Creek hardware company has
purchased the balance of the stock
and will continue the business.
Joe Osborn shipped two carloads of
cattle last Thursday.
Anton Dohman was here Friday
Henry Tietjen and daughter , Miss
Mary , returned Saturday from a three
days' visit with relatives at Plalnview.
Johnnie Miller , who went to North
Dakota about eighteen months ago ,
came back Friday and is going to
stay this winter with his parents , Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Miller.
Rev. J. Hoffman Is troubled with a
sore throat again and was not able to
preach Sunday night.
Miss Lena Bredehoeft and youngest
irother , Johnnie , departed Monday for
Palmer , Kansas , where they will make
an extensive visit with relatives.
The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Fuerst and the infant daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Steuck were christened
in the Lutheran church by Rev. J.
Hoffman Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Mont Johnson and
baby departed Tuesday for an extend
ed visit at their old home In Smyth
county , Virginia.
Lee Long went back to his home at
Mullen , but will return after Christ
Clms. McBride of Tilden was visit
ing here Wednesday with his grand
parents , Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sessler.
Geo. Doering , who Is a student at
the Creighton college at Omaha , ar
rived home Wednesday for the holi
Geo. Boyer of Tilden was visiting
relatives here Wednesday.
John Cejda , Frank Then , Stanlslav
Srb , and John Srb arrived here
Wednesday from Howells for a visit
at the homo of Joseph F. Srb.
Recovered His Sparkler.
E. A. Schram , a Northwestern fire
man of this city , has recovered his
diamond pin , according to the Fremont
Hearld which says :
"Jet Thomas , driver for August
Jens livery burn , last Thanksgiving
day , found a $50 diamond pin near the
"He left It at the eating house , with
Instructions to locate the owner if
possible , and yesterday morning Fire
man Schram of Norfolk , coming to
Fremont for the first tlmo since los
ing the sparkler , made Inquiries and
He was so well pleased with his
good fortune that Thomas was given
a substantial reward by the railroad
Three Score and Ten.
R. F. Bruce , a prominent citizen
who has lived In the vicinity of Nor
folk for many years , was seventy years
old Thursday. To celebrate the nn
nlversary there was a family reunion
at the Bruce homo on Madison av
enue , Mr. Bruco's children nnd grand
children being In attendance at the
family birthday party.
William Wagner , sr. , and wife cele
LIVE STOCK COMPANY ORGA
NIZED AT GREGORY.
A CAPITALIZATION OF $10,000
New Association at Gregory Organized
to Make That a Leading Live Stock
Market of the Rosebud Country.
Business Already Commenced.
Gregory , S. D. , Dec. 20. Special to
The News : The business men of
Gregory have organized n co-operatlvo
live stock company capitalized nt$10-
000. The object of the compnny ns
stntcd by one of the organizers , Is to
mnko Gregory the leading live stock
market in the Rosebud country. The
company has already commenced to
deal In hogs and has purchased several
cnrloads during the past week.
William Nollaknmper & Sons nre
pushing the work on the new Gregory
roller mills , nnd It Is expected thnt
the wheels will begin to turn before
the end of nnother week.
Work has been commenced on a
thirty by fifty addition to the Hotel
Luellyn which Is the largest and most
popular hotel In the Rosebud country.
Rev. Thomas Blthell Is homo from
James Campbell of Armour & Co.
Is on the sick list this morning.
L. Sasse and family of Jensen were'
guests at the Klcsau homo today.
Superintendent E. J. Bodwell went
to Omaha yesterday in connection with
his work as n member of the state
Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Peters of Stanton -
ton were in Norfolk yesterday , return
ing from Wisconsin , where Dr. Peters'
mother was taken for burial following
her death In Colorado.
Ross Timlall and Lawrence Hoffman ,
the former a student nt Wesleyan uni-
verhlty , the latter nt the state univer
sity , were expected home from Lincoln
Saturday for the holidays.
Miss Lenora Stlrk and Miss Palmer
of Battle Creek , who have returned
from Minnesota where they have been
attending school , were in the city yes
terday. They left this morning for a
short vls.lt . In Madison before returning
home for the holidays. Both expect
to start to teach school after Christ
Mrs. Peter Kautz of Ilosklns was
in Norfolk Thursday.
Mrs. C. H. Groesbeck and little son
returned at noon from a visit in Chi
II. McGlnnley of Franklin is in Nor
folk on a visit with his sister , Mrs. S.
C. E. Burnham , president of the Nor
folk National bank , made a business
trip to Omaha Thursday morning.
E. J. Rix was in Norfolk Thursday
to attend the seventieth birth anniver
sary celebration of his father-in-law ,
R. F. Bruce.
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Reid left Thurs
day to spend the Christmas holidays
with Mr. Reid's father and mother In
Aladdin , Wyo.
P. M. Barrett left Thursday mornIng -
Ing for Rochester , Minn. , where he ex
pects to be operated on by the Mayo
brothers , the eminent Minnesota sur
geons. Mr. Barrett's symptoms were
such that it was not known in Norfolk
whether he had appendicitis or was
troubled with gallstones. It was
feared that he might be suffering from
George Case , who has been sick for
some time , is again able to be at work ,
Harry Cummins is on this week's
John Duggan , who has been ill the
past week , is able to go to work again.
E. S. Cummins , who has been quite
sick for the past few days , Is able to
Otto Christian arrived home from
Kansas last night , where ho had been
working on new railroad work.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Drue Holt of Wiscon
sin , formerly of Norfolk , nre here vis
Otto Uhle , who got hurt nt the
round house about a month ago , was
able to get ns > far as the shops today ,
Miss Hazel Fairbanks was taken
suddenly 111 at the Junction store
shortly after noon Thursday and wenl
A telegram from Excelsior Springs ,
Mo. , where Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Huso
went ten days ago for Mr. Huse's
health , states that Mrs. Huse Is ill with
diphtheria. The telegram stated that
the doctor would lance her throat dur
ing the day , and they still hope to be
able to leave that place before Christ
D. Mathewson spent the day hunt
County Superintendent F. S. Perdue
was In the city.
C. E. Burnham returned at noon
from a business trip to Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. James Brown of Stanton -
ton were Norfolk visitors Friday.
M. F. Harrington , the O'Neill attor
ney , was In Norfolk Thursday on busi
Lorln Doughty was expected home
Friday evening from Ames , where he
is attending college.
Misses Ruth Shaw and Jeanette
Wheeler were expected home Friday
evening from Doano college.
Jack O'Leary , the wrestler , left Nor
folk Friday noon to take on a match at
Wlsner with a wrestler named Blaker.
John Elslnger , the West Point con
tractor , left for West Point Friday
noon , having completed his work in
Miss Ida Jones of Wlnnetoon , re
turning homo from Brownell hall , will
bo the guests of friends in Norfolk
Mr. nnd Mrs. Ed. C. Englo nnt
, Keep Arbuchles' Ariosa Coffee in iho
original package , nnd grind it at homo tu you
mo it Warming it slightly develops the flavor ,
nnd irmhcc the grinding easy.
That delicious appetizing1
aroma is too good to lose in a.
Coffee loses ito identify as coffee after it
If you know and x ant a good coffee bwy v
and grind it at home. The cheapest good
coffee in the world.
AIUlUCKLJjJ IlUOa , Now York City.
transferred to Norfolk by the North
western during the nbsenco of How-
nrd Beymer on the coast , has returned
W. H. Bucholz nnd fnmlly nnd Mr.
nnd Mrs. W. M. Rninbolt nnd little son
will spend Christmas In the Ralnbolt
ionic In Norfolk , Mrs. Bucholz nrrlv-
ng In the city Friday evening from
Lieutenant and Mrs. R. C. Hand and
Ittle son will spend the holidays in
Norfolk at the homo of Mrs , Hand's
parents , Mr. nnd Mrs. J. L. Weaver.
Mr. Hand Is on n two months' leave
of absence from his regiment , which
s stationed at Fort Leavenworth , Kan.
Miss Pearl Reese arrived In Norfolk
nst evening from St. Joseph , where
she recently underwent nn operation
for appendicitis. Willie she has not
yet entirely regained her health , she
: s recovering from the effects of the
operation. Miss Reese is at the home
of her sister , Mrs. L. M. Beeler.
W. A. Moldenhauer has been suffer
ing with a Ivul cold.
The new hall nt Enola is not to be
a Woodmen's hall , but is being erected
by Enola citizens.
Henry King has bought out his part
ner's interest in the Implement firm
of King & Paul. Mr. King will con
tinue in business on East Norfolk av
Pasewalk avpuuc In the vicinity of
the Union Pacific track intersection
was ordered opened by the city coun
cil Thursday evening. The necessary
property will fie condemned.
Beemer Times : Mr. nnd Mrs. R.
C. Simmons of Norfolk stopped off
liero Thursday for a short visit with
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Heald. They were
on their way to Kansas for a holiday
visit with relatives.
Frank Harmon will go to Sumpter ,
Ore. , to become manager of the Fre
mont power canal , which Is being
built by Fremont capital for the op
eration of the machlney of the fa
mous Red Boy mine. Mr. Harmon was
until a few years ago the superintend
ent for the Northwestern railroad
company at Chadron , on the western
division. Subsequently he was engaged
with the Union Pacific. He gave up
the latter position to assume the head
of the power canal undertaking.
The Good Roads Paving company
of Kansas City wants to Interest Nor
folk In a new kind of pavement that
has come to the front in the last three
or four years. The new pavement re
quires no foundation and is made by a
process of grinding a "liquid asphalt
binder" into a dirt road to a depth of
from six to ten Inches. The pavement
is said to glvo a tough , tenacious nnd
gritty surface. City Engineer Salmon
says that this pavement has been
used a good deal on the Pacific coast.
Judge and Mrs. I. Powers and their
daughter , Mrs. Whitney , left for
Rochester , Minn. , Friday morning ,
where Mrs. Powers will submit to an
operation at the hands of the famous
Mayos for gall stones. It is expected
that two of their sons , I. Powers , jr. ,
and Frank Powers , will join them at
Sioux City and continue the Journey
with them to Rochester. Mrs. Powers
has been suffering from gall stone
trouble for many years and it Is hoped
that an operation will restore her to
health. When the party left , It was
planned that the operation will be per
formed on Tuesday morning.
The stretch of board walks on Nor
folk avenue just west of the Queen
City hotel is creating some dissension
among the members of the city coun
cil. Thursday evening two councilmen -
men declared that patience had ceased
to be a virtue and tried to get the
council to have the walks In question
taken up and the approaches boarded
up. They said It was better to have
the people walk In the gutters than
on the walks , which they said were
unsafe. Five members of the council
thought , however , that the matter had
better go until another walk building
season arrives. The walk In question
were ordered replaced with cement
walks a good many months ago.
A prominent Norfolk citizen is en
gaged in a lively row with the street
department of the city council. The
council ordered a walk laid In front
of a piece of property belonging to the
citizen in question , who Interposed va
rious objections against putting the
walk down. The council Blood pat.
Then came a peculiar move. The citi
zen deeded all save n ten-Inch strip of
the lot to his wife , retaining the strip
next the sidewalk line in his own
name. The council was plainly "up
a tree" for a while , for If they put In
the walk and taxed It to the ndjncent
property the ten Inches of land would
bo surrendered to them nnd they
would have the costs of the walk to
pay. Recently they hnvo been Investi
gating nmL-they now think they hnvo
to lay a walk along his ten Inches of
laud. The process of ordering nnd
lining may bo repented until the cltl-
zen llnds his move rather expensive.
NORFOLK STANDS FOURTH.
Owing to Newness of Institution Ex-
penscs Arc Necessarily High ,
A compilation of the seml-nnnuiil re
ports of stale Institutions has just
been made in the governor's olllce.
covering n period from Juno 1 to No
vember HO. Tills Is for oiio-thlrd ot
the period for which the appropria
tions niu made and only In a very few
Instances hnvo one-third of the appro-
print IOIIH been expended , while in
nearly every Instance supplies , such-
as conl and clothing , have boon bought
In Hiilllclent quantities to lust through
out tlio winter.
The Industrial school for boys nt
Kearney , with nn average of 238 olll-
cers and Inmates , spent $110.95 per
capita for maintenance , the largest
amount spent in nny of the institu
tions. The bchool for the blind nt Ne
braska City Is second highest with n
per capital of $1117.91 ; the industrial
homo at Mllford is third with n per
capita cost of $128.59. This Institution
has 17 iniiiali'S and employes. The
school for the blind has SI pupils and
employes. The insane asylum at Nor
folk , with 31(5 ( Inmates and employes ,
posts $119.70 per capita. The Homo
for the Friendless and Orthopedic hos
pital at Lincoln , with 119 Inmates and
employes , cost $115.20 per capita. The
Institute for the Feeble Minded nt
Beatrice , with 453 Inmates and em
ployes , wns maintained at n per cap
ita cost of $51.15 , the lowest In the list
of Institutions. The insane asylum nt
Hastings at the end of the six mouther
had $ C,038.-12 In cash on deposit with
the state treasurer. The Soldiers nnd
Snllors1 homo nt Grand Island had $2.-
712.05 and the penitentiary $1,913.97
in the treasury. The cash was derived
from the sale of products and llvo
stock. Other Institutions have cash In
.he treasury ranging from $91 to $051.
Mrs. Schroeder , Aged 84 , Hangs Her
self to a Bed Post.
Seward , Neb. , Dec. 20. Mrs , W. II.
Schroeder , living near Germantown ,
: his county , suicided last night by
longing herself with binding twine to
: he bed post. Her age was 84 years.
The cause of this rash net is unknown.
She took the precaustion to wrap her
throat with a piece of cloth to pre
vent the twine from causing an abra
sion of the skin.
Motor Car Is Advertised.
The Chicago & Northwestern Is
sending out the following notice to
papers all over the country , which
shows what the railroad company-
thinks of the new motor car service ;
The Chicago & North Western Ry.
is using a gasoline motor car on Us
lines west of the Missouri river with
what are understood to be very flatterIng -
Ing results. The car at present Is In
operation between Norfolk , Neb. , and
Bonesteel , S. D. , making the trip of
152 miles dally In each direction. Tho-
car is said to be popular with the trav
eling public. It Is found to bo weir
adapted to their requirements and It-
1s operating quite economically.
If you believe In luck you should
seek It and there may be enough luck
In one want ad. to last yon for a year.
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. Netlmway and Mary L. Nethn-
way , deceased , and of the guardianship
of Sophia Gladys Nethawny , a minor.
On reading and filing the petitions
of Claude L. Netlmway and George
Dally praying that administration of
said estate may bo granted to J. J.
Clements ns administrator , and that
said J. J. Clements ho appointed the
guardian of Sophia Gladys Netlmway.
a minor , ordered , that Jannn > j"To ; " _ _ _
D. 1908 , at ono o'clock n - m. Is as
signed for hearing snld petitions , when
all persons Interested In s.-rltf matter
may appear at a county court to beheld
held at the court room in and for said
county , and show causd why the pray
er of petitioners should not ho grant
ed ; and that notice of the pendency
of said petitions and the hearing there
of , bo given to all persons interested
In said matter by publishing a copy
of this order In the Norfolk Weekly
Nows-Journnl , a weekly newspaper
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