The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, January 24, 1908, Page 3, Image 3
fllK NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JObRNAL ; FRIDAY JANUARY 24 , 1903. 3 MRS. EYL OF BATTLE CREEK DIED A NATURAL DEATH. HEART FAILURE THE TROUBLE Domestic Trobules Have Disturbed the Household , Which Fact Started Ru mors of Suicide , But the Coroner Finds Nothing Wrong. IlaUlo Creole , Nub , , Jan. 20. Special to The News : Mrs. Herman Kyi , the wife of a retired fiinnor living In Hut * tie Creek , died maidenly Saturday night at Battle Crook under clrcum- fitancoH that resulted In Coroner Kin dred being called from Meadow drove. The Inquest , hold Sunday , ahowcd that death had resulted from hcurt failure. Domestic troubles have disturbed thu peace of the Eyl household and this connected with Mrs. Kyi's sudden ( loath resulted In various stories , mostly suggesting suicide , being cir culated In Buttle Creek. Coroner II. L. Kindred of Meadow Grove arrived In IJattle Creek Sunday and with Dr. Tanner examined the heart of the dead woman , the post mortem examination disclosing heart failure to have been the cause of death. An Inquest was hold and the coroner's Jury returned a verdict of \ death by heart failure. Mrs. lOyl Is a second wife. She had only been married a little over a year but her domestic dllllcultles with her husband had boon generally known In Battle Creek , where It was reported that husband and wife generally kept In opposite parts of the house. The funeral was held Monday af ternoon. MONDAY MENTION. C. C. Gow left at noon for Stautou. M. D. Tyler was In Wayne Monday. John Porter of Pierce Is visiting rel atives in Norfolk. Father Tovls arrived homo Monday noon from Chicago. N. S. Westrope was a Plalnvlow vis itor In Norfolk Sunday. S. M. Rosenthal spent the day In Sioux City on business. Fred L. Barclay of Stuart was a Sunday visitor In Norfolk. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Carpenter of Wayne spent Sunday In Norfolk. P. J. McManus and J. F. O'Donnell of O'Neill were In Norfolk Monday. Dr. C. A. McKlm was In Norfolk , returning to Lincoln from Spencer. Miss Elizabeth Zimmerman of Bat tle Creek spent Saturday in Norfolk. Attorney Janies Nichols of Madison was in Norfolk Monday on his way to Pierce. Miss Lulu Durland returned to Oak- 'dale Sunday after a short visit in Norfolk. A. II. Klesau has gone to Chicago Grand Rapids and other points on business. Herman Prlbbenow of Omaha , for werly of Norfolk , is in the city visit Ing friends. T. D. Preece and Fred Brecliler of Battle Creek were in the city during the afternoon. Mrs. M. Brown of Omaha is In Nor folk on a visit with her parents , Mr and Mrs. J. F. Bocck. Mayor nnd Mrs. C. B. Durland spen Sunday in Plainvlew , guests at the homo of II. G. Correll. M. C. Hazen left Monday noon fo Stanton , where the Stanton conntj district court was convened by Judge Graves. Mrs. D. Mathewson has been quite ill with a severe attack of the grip A trained nurse was expected from Omaha Monday. V. McCormick , formerly a baker in the C. P. Parish plant , but now run nlng a shop in Wakefield , was in Nor folk between trains. Contractor Valln of the Stanberrj construction company , builders of the new high school building , went to Omaha on business Monday. Col. M. A. Strain of Crelghton was here as one of the auctioneers at the Smith Bros , horse sale , and he was also a delegate to the race meeting. Samuel Grove of Fnirflold , 111. , who has been visiting at the home of his brother-in-law , G. A. Gass of rura route No. 5 , left at noon for his home Ray Hayes left to Join his wife in a short visit nt Council Bluffs before going to Nebraska City to attend th state convention of the volunteer fire men. men.W. W. M. Queoner , Norfolk's colore pugilist , left at noon for Omaha to join his manager. There has been some talk of working up a match fo Queener In Norfolk. George Burton Is home from a bus ness trip to Omaha. Lloyd Klentz of Sioux Falls , S. D Is visiting his grandmother , Mrs. Fret Klentz , sr. Arthur J. Weatherholt of Hosklns and bride , formerly Miss Martha M Koehn , have returned from a visit a Long Pine. A. F. Chamberlain of Waterloo , la was in Norfolk over Sunday , a gues nt the homo of his nephew , W. H Blakcmnn. Mrs. Nellie Gildca and daughter Miss Lizzie Glldea , arrived home fron Pipestone , Minn. , where Miss Glide has been attending school. Among the day's out of town vlsl ors In Norfolk were : Cld Miller , Mad' Ison ; C. C. Huff , Wayne ; J. B. Donovan van , G. M. Raymer , Frank Keene , A V. Smith , Madison ; N. C. Carstensen Tllden N. G. Shlpman , Randolph ; G L. Connany , Bonesteel , S. D. ; John Click , iVordel ; J. Graham , WInsldo ; A. B. Stanley , Theodore Robblns , Ly cms ; A. J. Mordyke , Hubbard ; Gil Var PatteJ. Sutton ; R. G. Van Horn , Ne jf. C Tlghl , Stanton ; G. H. Jock i ) . T Bestrew , A. J. Setton , Madl on ; Edgar Taylor , Pierce ; W. F. Jon- on , Hoflklns ; William Modcrow , Uce- tor ; Otto Kochlcr , Pllgur ; Clarence Vallaco , Wlfitior ; H. E. Bowman , Law- enco ; W. J. Llnton , Elgin ; J. J. Kane , VlHiicr. Alex FlHhback , living south of Nor- ) lk , has given up farming to move > Norfolk. Mr. Flshback will worker or the Northwestern. At the Installation of the I. 0. O. F. Ulcers at Nlobrara George N. Beels f this city gave a lecture on the his- ory of Odd Fellowship , beginning with s birth In Manchester , England. Frank Ware has purchased a drug toro at WInsldo , his father , F. F. Vare , remaining In Norfolk In charge f the Norfolk avenue drug store. Mr. ml Mrs. Frank Ware have moved to Vlnsldc. Miss Edith Barrett , who teaches the 'amiehlll school , south of the city , as taken sick with the grip while ome Sunday and was unable to re- urn to her school Monday. There was a rush for reserve scat Ickcts Monday morning for the Tern- tie quartet engagement lu the even- ng nt the Auditorium. The Temple unrtct Is the third number of the high chool lecture course nnd the quartet's rogram was expected to prove an nt- ractlve feature of the course. George Brooks of Bazllo Mills was tie of the Nebraska delegates named ) > Governor Sheldon to represent Ne- raska at the Missouri river Improve- lent congress nt Sioux City this week. Other delegates appointed from this ectlon wore Herman Taylor of Plain- lew and W. P. Logan of Norfolk. The "Hying squadron , " a bunch of ustlors for the Travelers Protective ssoclatlon , will be In Norfolk the rst of February. The squadron will onslst of about three men prominent n the T. P. A. organization. Their rip Is made to work up membership. The T. P. A. men will bo In Norfolk ne day Saturday. O. W. Doling , an Insurance man vho has made his homo in Norfolk for ovcral months past , leaves today for Oklahoma City , where ho Is to be tate agent for the Columbia fire In- urance company of Omaha. Mr. Doi ng came to Norfolk last spring and urlng the summer figured in the am- tour baseball contests. Carl Sternberg , a resident of Hum- ihrey for several weeks past , commit- od suicide last week by drinking pol- on. Sternberg was not thought to ic In his right mind. He leaves a vlfc and three little children. The vlfe Is n sister of Mrs. Fred Meyer of Humphrey and of Fred Schwartz liv ing northeast of Humphrey. Sunday Mr. nnd Mrs. John Oester- Ing had been married thirty-five years , ind a large company of friends gath ered nt their home in the evening to iclp celebrate the anniversary. It vas a merry crowd of visitors and they had a good time until a late lour , leaving with wishes for many returns of the anniversary to the brldo and groom of thirty-five years ago. M. Mlhllls' special sale of thorough bred Duroc-Jersey hogs Saturday brought a representative gathering of hog men to Norfolk. Most of the bid ders came from some little distance. Fifty-seven hogs were offered. The prices did not run exceptionally high , a good many bargains being picked up. The sale was topped at $150 , while one animal sold as low as $13. Pierce Call : Last Saturday was "soap day" lu the postofflce. A huge sack of small samples arrived on the afternoon mall and were distributed to the addresses on the envelopes , Some persons had as high as three packages of soap and the smell of tai was so strong that the force had tc open the ventilators. Saturday night's bath should have been cheap so fai as soap was concerned. W. J. Stadelman of the Norfolk Long Distance Telephone company left Mon day morning for Omaha , where be joins the Independent delegation bound for the national convention of Independent telephone interests held this week in Chicago. The Nebraska telephone men will travel in a special car. Mr. Stadelman has just returned from the state convention at Lincoln , where he was placed on the committee on resolutions. There were 275 men at the Lincoln convention and the business interests represented were said to aggregate a total of $0,000,000. Kearney Hub : The Norfolk Com mercial club started the new year with a movement to secure better equalized and more favorable freight rates for that city. That Is the point exactly. There Is no justice In a system of rates that builds up one set of towns at the expense of another. The thing Is a well balanced distance schedule that will enable any city favored by location and enterprise and capital to build upon Its own commercial foun dations. Under the old rule of railroading reading the town the most favored as to natural location and advantages would bo least favored as to rates , In other words would be discriminated against and not permitted to develop according to Its right. This has been the case In Kearney. The business men of this city know It but have never made an effort to right the wrong. It is time that they were doIng - Ing It and the organization of an ac tive commercial club would be the first step In a right direction. NEWS SCORED ANOTHER BEAT , Gave Walsh Verdict Twenty-four Hours Ahead of All Others. Pierce , Neb. , Jan. 21. Special to The News : Again has The News scored another scoop and demonstrat ed the superior service given by The News In this territory over all othei dailies , in the publication of the John R. Walsh verdict of guilty. The Daily News was Just twenty-four hours ahead of any other paper In giving publicity to the fact that Walsh was found guilty , and many compllrnentarj remarks were made In Pierce In re gard to The Nows. GRACE CAMERON WILL BE SEEN HERE SATURDAY. IN MUSICAL "DOLLY DIMPLES" At the Auditorium Saturday Night Will be Seen One of the Best Attractions of the Season In Norfolk A Clever Musical Show. Miss Grnco Cameron , the charming ictrcsg who will bo seen for the first .line In Norfolk next Saturday night In "Dolly Dimples , " Is a Nebraska girl. She was born nnd reared In Falls City , where her parents still live. Miss Cameron has made an enviable name for herself on the stage. She played leading role In the original 'Foxy Qulller" company nnd played leading role last year In the popular comedy "Plff , Faff , Poof. " In Omaha Miss Cameron Is always splendidly entertained by social folk , because she Is a social favorite In the Nebraska metropolis. "Dolly Dimples" Is one of the music al comedy hits of the present season. It has been playing week stands in New York , Boston , Chicago , Clncln- nattl , and other large cities. Norfolk is the only city of this size that has been able to book the company , which carries sixty people. Al Lawrence , the eminent comedian and mimic , takes the leading male role. Musical comedy Is what Norfolk likes. Dolly Dimples Is a clever mu sical comedy. There Is reason to be lieve that the Auditorium Saturday night will be packed to its fullest ca pacity , because of the high grade at traction and the popularity of Miss Cameron In Nebraska. The seat sale will begin Frlda > morning. It Is expected that a large number of visitors will be in Norfolk Saturday night from other towns , to see this attraction. Seats may be ordered now by mall Prices will be $1.50 , $1 , 75c and 50c. This will be one of the best attrac tions of the present season at the An dltorlum. It Is a fun show with pretty girls , clever music and other features to drive away the blues. Notice to Bridge Contractors. Public notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the county commissioners of Madison county , Nebraska , for the furnishing of all the necessary materials and la bor for the erection and completion of the following wooden bridges , or so many thereof as shall be ordered built by the said county commissioners , for the year beginning March 20 , . 1908 and ending March 19 , 1909 , to-wit : One thirty foot , IG-foot road way pile bridge across a branch of Union creek between sections 1C and 21 In township 22 north , of range 1 in said county. And such other bridges of like class ns above as necessity or emergency shall require said county commission ers to order constructed during said period. All such bridges shall be what Is commonly called pile and stringer bridges , to be built In accordance with plans and specifications heretofore adopted by the said county commls sloners. At the same time and place as here tofore specified , bids will also be re celved by said county commissioners for a yearly contract for the repair o all rbldges and approaches to bridges which may bo ordered repaired and maintained by said county commls sloners during the period above spec ! fled. fled.No No bid will be considered unless 1 is accompanied by a certified checl for $250 payable to the county clorl of Madison county , Nebraska , whlcl shall bo forfeited to the county of Mad Ison In case the successful bidder re fuses or neglects to enter into a con tract It the same shall bo awarded to him. him.The The party receiving the contract , o either of thorn , will bo required to give a good nnd sufficient bond In the sum of $2,000 , or such other amoun as the said commissioners may dcslg note , conditioned for the faithful performance formanco of said contract. Bids will bo received at any tlm prior to 12 o'clock noon , of February 1 , 1908 , by the county clerk of said county at his ofllco In Madison , Nebraska braska , and said bids will bo oponec nt the commissioners' ofllce at Madl- on , Nebraska , nt 2 o'clock p. m. on 'ebruary 6 , 1D03. All bids shall be made on bidding hccta furnished by the county clerk on application. The commissioners reserve the right o reject any and nil bids. Done by order of the county com- nlssloncrs , nt Mndlson , Nebraska , this 1st day of December , 1907. Geo. E. Richardson , County Clerk. Real Estate Transfers. Real estate transfers for the week ndlng Jan. 17 , 1908 , compiled by Mnd- son County Abstract & Guarantee Co. , Ilico with Mnpes & Hazen. Gottlieb J. Kollmar to Hclnrlch Bohl- mn , W. D. , consideration $1,000 , lot 8 nnd cast of lot 19 , Ward's suburban ots to Norfolk. S. O. Campbell and wife to E. E. Emery , W. D. , consideration $276 , lot , block G , Bauch's addition to Madl- on. Herman Frlcke , jr. , and wife to Carl lolnecclus , W. D. , consideration $9- 00 , lot 8. block 31 , F. W. Barnes' Third addition to Madison and part of ots 2 and 3 , block 13 , F. W. Barnes "Irst addition to Madison. Louise Gosch and husband to John trelfel , W. D. , consideration $1,200 , ot 8 , block 7 , Madison. R. W. Day and wife to Louise Rel- ofskl , Q. C. D. , $25 , part of the NEV4 NWVi of G-22-2. F. J. Hale and wife to Bertha Gar- els , W. D. , consideration $25 , part f the SW 4 NE'A of G-23-2. Daniel M. Holdrldge nnd wife to Nellie and Elma Holdrldge , W. D. , onslderatlou $1.00 , Sj of NWU of 8-21-4. Shell Creek Evangelical church to Andrew D. Carlson , W. D : , consldera- Ion $285 , lot 1 , block 4 , Hauges addl- ion to Newman Grove. Margaret Crum and husband to J. Lewis Packard , W. D. , consideration $800 , lots 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , G and 7 , block 4 , C. S. Hayes' addition to Norfolk. A. J. Durland and wife to Rudolph Blatt , Q. C. D. , consideration $1.00 , lots 9 and 10 , block 2 , Pasewalk's Second iddltiou to Norfolk. SATURDAY THE BUSIEST DAY IN HISTORY OF COURT HOUSE. THE COURT DREW FULL HOUSE Commissioners Wrestled With the Foster Saloon License , Insanity Board Has a Pitiable Case , Insur ance Men Wrangle , and Other Things Pierce , Neb. , Jan. 21. Special to The News : Last Saturday was the busiest day in the history of the Pierce county court house as simultaneously every one got busy and the offices and corridors thronged with people. In the county court was being tried a petit larceny case wherein William Arthur Strong was declared innocent of stealing a pair of shoes and over coat from John Relmers. There has been friction in their neighborhood for some time and the case drew a full house. At the same time the county com mlssloners were hearing the finish In the Foster saloon case which was con eluded and the applicant refused a 11 cense on the grounds of not having the required number of signers , as twenty-five were necessary and onlj twenty-three on the petition as fount by the board. The Insanity board was also called Into action to determine the residence of a Mrs. Mary Ramsey , who was de clared Insane by the authorities ol Lincoln county , South Dakota , ant brought to Pierce by the sheriff from Canton , who claimed that Mrs. Ram sey was a charge on Pierce county This is a most pitiable case , as the patient Is fifty-three years old and re ports strongly indicate she has been a person of some means , but being mentally weak , though not Insane , her near reiatlves have fleeced her of her means of support and now leave her In a feeble condition to strangers and the mercies of charitable state Instl tutlons. While all the foregoing matters were going on there were representa lives of various Insurance companies from Chicago , Omaha and other points gathered In the office of the clerk of the district court with representatives of the Henkln Mercantile company formerly of Plalnvlew but now o : Sioux City , jangling over the $37,000 fire Insurance loss at Plalnvlew in January , 1907 , when the Henkln's general oral store burned. With a force of men tearing up floors and wiring the court house for electric lights a busy day was experl enced all over the building. Len Llnlger , who Is In the countj jail under $4,000 bonds to answer the double charge of robbery from the per son and assault with Intent to kill will furnish bonds during the day am bo set at liberty until the next term of district court. Yesterday afternoon the woman dls appeared and people began searching for her. Finally they found she hat walked from a $1 a day hotel eve to a $2 a day house. It Is claimed she has been defrauded out of property This will be Investigated by Count ) Attorney Van Wagenen. In the hymn beginning , "Fron Greenland's Icy Mountains , " thest lines occur : "What though the splcj breezes , blow softly over Ceylon's Isle where every prospect pleases , and onlj man Is vile. " Men are always catch Ing It ; it seems impossible to keoi abuse of them out of the hymns. ThI poetry would Indicate that Ceylon I a sort of paradise. Nothing In It. Ii no respect is it equal to Kansas. I Is a land of bugs , malaria and povertj AUGUST 12 , 1908 , NAMED AS FIRST RACE DAY. ARRANGE CIRCUIT SCHEDULE North Nebraska Horsemen Met In Norfolk and Fixed the Annual Race Dates For Next Summer Bigger Purses Planned , Faster Time. North Nebraska racing dates for 908 : Norfolk , Aug. 12-11. O'Neill , Aug. 19-21. Nellgh , Aug. 2G-28. ( State fair wcck-vacant. ) Madison , Sept. 9-11. Stanton , Sept. 1G-18. Crelghton , Sept. 23-25. Pierce , Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Bloomfield , Oct. 7-9. Hartlngton , Oct. 14-10. The Norfolk races will open the lorth Nebraska racing circuit again. O'Neill , Nellgh , Madison , Slanton , Crelghton , Pierce , Bloomfield and lartington will follow In the order mined. This was the racing schedule napped out Monday afternoon at the nnual meeting of the North Nebraska Short Shipment Racing circuit held In ho Oxnard hotel In Norfolk. Better races , better horses , better uirses and u square deal all along the Ino : this was the spoken sentiment of the delegates who attended the nceting. There Is every thing to In- llcate a prosperous and successful acing season. And Norfolk , whose neet last summer broke all local suc cess records , Is In a position to more ban duplicate last summer's perfor- nance. Norfolk was given the opening date jecause It was thought that Norfolk vas logically entitled to It. O'Neill vould have liked the Initial date and uade a good natured light for It. Ar ranging the schedule occupied virtual- y all of the afternoon but the adjust- nents once made resulted In a better irranged schedule than last season's H'ogram. And the arrangement of the icw schedule held Stanton and Madi son In the circuit. Butte , Spencer and Tllden were not eprcEented at the annual meeting and iccordlngly were not listed In the cir cuit. It had been thought that Spen cer would be on the north Nebraska route this summer. In the election of officers President NV. C. Caley of Crelghton and Secre tary J. L. Rjnearson of Madison were complimented with a re-election. In arranging the races two classes changed : The 2:27 : trot was changed to a 2:25 : trot and the 2:50 : pace was replaced with a special class for three year olds or younger. The following program was adopt ed : First day , 2:20 : pace or trot and 2:35 : trot ; second day , three year olds , pace or trot , and 2:30 : pace or trot ; third day , 2:25 : trot and free for all. Entries to the Norfolk race will close August 9 , to the O'Neill and Nellgh races , August 11 , to the Crelgh ton and Pierce races , September 8 , Entries must be made for three meet ings ahead. The American trotting rules were adopted with a provison that one horse could be entered In two races or two horses In one race and the entrance fee refunded If only one race was participated In. This summer will see an Increase in the purses hung up , thus attract Ing bettor horses. The minimum purse remained at $200 , but the association recommended that running races be cut out and the purses raised in the track events. Neaily all the circuit towns will increase their purses. There will be no circuit ctarter In 1908 It was voted that each local association choose Its starters ; also that all the local associations should become members of the American Trotting association. P. M. Barrett was the recipient of a very pretty compliment , a special vote of thanks from the north Nebras ka horsemen for his successful work , as secretary of the Norfolk driving club , in developing Norfolk into a suc cessful racing point and for his gen eral services towards the success of racing In northern Nebraska. President Rhodes of the north Ne braska anti-horse thief association was present at the meeting and exchanged a few words of greeting witli the rac ing organization. In the latter part of the evening and after Mr. Rhodes had left , the following resolution re ceived a unanimous vote : "Whereas , we believe that the North Nebraska Live Stock Protective association Is doing a splendid work In fighting horse thieves effectively : therefore be It resolved , that It Is the sense of this meeting that the North Nebraska Short Shipment race circuit should hereby endorse the good work and the purpose of the North Nebraska Live Stock Protective association. " The north Nebraska racing season will open In Norfolk about two weeks later than It did last year. It was un derstood at the mooting that Harting- ton and Bloomflold would not be likely to accept their dates but would pro bably hold their races before the Nor folk meet. No special objection was Interposed If the northeast towns saw fit to follow this course. The local associations were repre sented at the annual meeting by the following men : O'Neill , P. F. Me Manus , J. L. O'Donnell ; Norfolk , C , H. Groesbeck , P. M. Barrett ; Pierce William Zulauf ; Nellgh , W. W. Cole John S. Kay , C. L. Wattcls ; Crolgh ton , W. C. Caley , T. J. Buckmaster William Graham , J. K. Brown , W W Strain ; Stanton , John Hancock ; Mad Ison , J. L. Rynearson ; Bloomfield , E S. Bagloy ; Hartlngton , J. J. Garvey William Loraug. The principal difference be tween' Mocha and Java and Atfbtickles' Afiosa Coffee is that Afbuckles' Arioso , costs yo * * less and has mote Coffee taste * , . zmo& H r Tor * city. RACE MEN BANQUET. Norfolk Driving Club Entertains Visit. Ing North Nebraska Horsemen. Thirty odd plates were placed at he baiuiuct given Monday evening nt the Oxnard hotel , where the Norfolk Irlvlng club gave a smoker and ban quet complimentary to the delegates who cnme to Norfolk for the annual neotlng of the north Nebraska race circuit. In addition to the guests from xway the banquet was attended by a lumber of Norfolk citizens who have jecn prominent supporters of the drlv- ng club In Its efforts to promote rnc- ng In Norfolk. The banquet was an affair of mo ment In north Nebraska racing affairs , It brought to a score of prominent lorth Nebraska men , the men who are mck of the racing circuit , an appre ciation of Norfolk's hospitality and good will. It brought to a score of Norfolk men a clearer realization of the Importance of the racing circuit in promising good fellowship and commu nity of Interests in north Nebraska. The banquet as a banquet was a | ) leaslng success. But more important than the banquet features was the good feeling and enthusiasm that was sencrated among those who sat at the long banquet table. N. A. Hnse acted as toastmastcr. It was 10 o'clock when the banquet table was cleared and the first speak er Introduced. The toasts were informal mal , were uniformly short and to the point and wore graced with humor. At no time did the speaking drag , the banquet coming to a close before 11 o'clock. President C. II. Groesbeck of the Norfolk driving club was commended to the ranks of professional horsemen as a dealer In "ponies. " Mr. Groes beck spoke on "How glad we arc that we are hero and that yon who are , are here. " Among other things Mr. Groesbeck discussed the increasing popularity of the racing sport In Nor folk. Up to last summer , he said , a great many people had thought racing just a money making scheme. Last bummer brought enlightenment and Norfolk people were seen to appreci ate a good meet. With good crops and with the Northwestern road still running , Mr. Groesbeck predicted thai the Norfolk race meet would be a big ger success than last summer. He expressed Norfolk's pleasure lu enter taintng her guests of the evening. President Caley of Crelghton , "tht high mogul of north Nebraska racing , ' spoke a few good words on "How horsemanship draws men together IE association. " He found his subject 11 lustrated lu the difference betweer Norfolk's splendid reception In 100S and the greeting of two years before when P. M. Barrett seemed the onlj man In evidence. Toastmaster Huse in commenting or how horse racing had drawn norU Nebraska closer together and hat made north Nebraska geography a pop ular study , introduced John Ilancocl of Stanton as a man who twenty yean before had seen the first racing nice ever held In Norfolk. After some tiling along the line of reminiscence Mr. Hancock paid Norfolk a prett > compliment for Its reception , recalling that only two years ago the delegates had had to hunt for a place to meet "And this Is not to be our last visit to Norfolk , " remarked the Stanton man. man.Two years more would give the north Nebraska circuit a remarkable position , Secretary Rynearson of Mad ison predicted if the circuit towns would only stand together. Replying to a jest of the toastmaster Mr. Ry nearfaon admitted that be had been sent to the meeting with his bands tied but \\hen he saw the interest tha was manifested he was glad that he had come even with his hands tied , Burt Mapes was Introduced as "an honest lawyer. " The Norfolk attornej thereupon explained that he had won dered all evening why ho was the onlj lawyer present. Mr. Mapes spoke o the \\elcomo that Norfolk was glad to give her visitors and said that he hoped that next summer Ncrfoll would be able to welcome the race visitors to a race track which the cltj would own. Credit for the passage of the bill under which Norfolk is to be asked toote $5,000 park bonds he gave to Nellgh. After a few minutes of light fun with his own profession as a banker C. E. Uurnham said that the short ship inent circuit had come In at an oppor tune time when the people were look Ing for amusement as they never ha < before In this western country. Speak Ing of the reception accorded the clr cult two years ago Mr. Burnhara said that at that time the circuit was an untried experiment In a terrltorj where many another circuit had failed Hut It had been shown that horse rac es conducted on honest principle brought success though failure In f nances and crowds would be expecte If every racing was put on a gamblln basis. Mr. Burnham spoke In appreclatlo of the olllcers of the Norfolk drlvln club , whom ho credited with much o the ndiled vim of last year's Norfol races. Charlie Groesbeck. "energetic quick , fiery. " "always ready to boosi for Norfolk , " "often finding u Ilttlit fault with the town along lines whore Investigation would oftentimes show fault existing , " was complimented , along with Secretary Barrett , Treasur er Hnnsc and other driving club work ers. ers.Tho The speaker said that ho too hoped liat Norfolk could welcome her vis- .ors to a race track of her own next ummcr and that he thought that every ffort would be made to have the park lends voted. Whenever the city wned the driving park the nssocla- [ on would feel free to make needed ermnncnt Improvements. Norfolk's good will towards tlio rnco ion was emphasized by nil the local peakors and summed up by the toast- mster at the close of the banquet. A happy feature of the evening wna n unexpected band concert by tlio Norfolk band , which gave a compll- tentary concert In a room opening nto the banquet room. The band's Islt was unexpected even to the pro- lolors of the banquet and came na nether expression of good will. CONGRESSIONAL MEETING WILL BE HELD MARCH 10. TWO DELEGATES TO NATIONAL Committee Disregarded Recommenda tion of State Committee and Called the Convention in the District. Strong Sentiment for Taft. The republican congressional con- entlon of the Third district will moot n Norfolk on Tuesday , March 10 , nt 8 o'clock p. m. , for the purpose of electing two delegates to the national convention In Chicago , The congres sional central committee so elected at he meeting hold in this city Monday evening. The convention will consist of 18l ! delegates. The meeting was held at the Pacific lotel pursuant to call of A. E. Ward , chairman. Mr. Ward Is now In Wash- ugton and In his absence Judge A. A. Welch of Wayne was elected to pre side over the meeting. Jack Koenlg- steln , secretary of the committee , was out of town and In his absence W. N. Huse was elected secretary of the meeting. The counties of the district repre sented at the meeting are : Cedar , F. \V. Barnhart ; Wayne , A. A. Welch ; Pierce , Thos. Chllvers ; Thurston , J. G. Gannon ; Cumlng , J. C. Elliott ; Stanton , A. A. Kearney ; Boone , Geo. W. Williams ; Dodge , F. II. Knowlton ; Colfax , J. H. Piper ; Platte , R. G. Strothers ; Madison , John R. Hays. Counties represented ; Dlxon , Knox , Dakota , Antelope , Burt , Nance , Mer- rlck. rlck.After After considerable discussion It was decided to not adopt the recommen dation of the state committee that the congressional convention be held in Omaha at the time of the state con vention , and motion prevailed that the convention be held In Norfolk two days before the state convention. The basis of representation was fixed upon the vote cast for Hon. H. H. Wilson for presidential elector In 1901 , giving one delegate for each 150 votes cast and the major fraction thereof. This apportionment gives the several counties representation as follows : Dlxon 10 , Cedar 12 , Knox 11 , Dakota G , Wayne 10 , Pierce 7 , An telope 12 , Thurston 5 , Cumlng 10 , Burt 11 , Stanton C. Boone 12 , Nance 8 , Dodge 19 , Colfax 8 , Merrlck 8 , Platte in , Madison 15 total 189. A resolution was adopted recom mending that the republicans of each county select delegates to the con gressional convention In such manner ns Its central committee may deter mine. The regular chairman and secretary of the central committee were In structed to Issue call In accordance with the proceedings of this meeting. A resolution was adopted endorsing the candidacy of Ross Hammond of Fremont for collector of Internal rev enue , and urging the Nebraska dele gation In congress to support him for that position. By way of ascertaining the Indi vidual preferences of the members of the committee present , the roll was called and every person present voted for Taft as the choice. A canvass for names of those who will likely appear before the congres sional convention as candidates for delegates to the national convention developed four names J. C. Elliott of Cumlng ; A. A. Kearney of Stanton - ton ; Ed. Herr of Platte ; W. N. Huso of Madison. There will without doubt be others who would like to help nom inate Mr. Tnft for president by the time the convention convenes. One reason why the dishes , windows dews , floors and clothes have so hard n time finding someone to wash thorn. Is that this class of work never comes under the head of "Art. " You never learn what church some men belong to until their funerals oc cur.