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THE NOUFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL : FRIDAY , JANUAHY24 1908.
PROPOSITION TO HOLD SPECIAL
ELECTION TO VOTE DONDS.
PURCHASE THE DRIVING PARK
City Council Will Take Action on the
Proposition at the Next Meeting ,
Held February 6 Plan Contem
plates a Tract of Twenty-five Acres.
The next meeting of the city council
will tnko up a proposition to call n.
ttpcclal city election for the purpose of
voting a $5,000 park bond IBSUO. The
question of a special election will come
before the council on February ti.
The propoBod park consists of a
tract of twenty-live acres north of
the city , the ground In question In
cluding the present driving park and
running east to the Northfork river.
The laud can bo purchased for $200
au ncre. Options have been secured
for the entire twcnty-flvo acres.
Hurt Mnpes brought the park ques
tion before the council. During the
summer ho took the matter up with
the Commercial club. Meanwhile ho
line secured options from the eight
or ten different owners of land In
the park strip and has had a plot of
the proposed park made by the city
engineer. The greater part of the
land Is held by the Queen City Im
provement company with Ezekell Q.
Stoddard and George H. Bishop as
trustees. The options , which have
V been secured for the entire twenty-
five acres , guarantees the sale of the
land at $200 an acre for park pur
poses , provided that Norfolk votes
$5,000 of park bonds within the year.
The park strip runs from Maple to
Elm avenue and from Seventh street
to the river. The driving park Is In
cluded and members of the driving
club have been anxious to have the
city obtain control of the park. Coun
cilman Kauffraan Thursday evening
spoke In favor of the park proposition
from this point of view. He said that
there were Improvements that were
badly needed at the park but that
those improvements would not be
made by the driving club as long as
it occupied the grounds only as a
An argument brought against the
park site was the possibility of the
river overflowing. It was claimed
Thursday evening that a low dyke
would keep the river water from the
The purchase of Pasowalk's grove
was suggested as another possible
park purchase for Norfolk.
A special election is desired for the
park bond Issue , It being feared that at
the regular April election the proposi
tion would be lost on account of the
number of voters who would entirely
Ignore the bond Issue in voting. The
cost o ! a special election would be
Peter Acklle of Foster was In Nor
Chris Anderson is in Boone county
Mrs. F. Hans of Schuyler is in Nor
folk on a visit with her son , E. W.
W. C. Ahlraan has gone to Lincoln
to purchase a carload of Lambert au
Miss Ruth Mount left at noon for a
visit in Omaha , where she will be a
guest at the Blrchard home.
M. F. Harrington of O'Neill and Sen
ator F. J. Hale of Atkinson were in
Norfolk Friday returning from the
Bryan banquet at Lincoln.
T. C. Cantwell and Harry Brown left
Friday noon for O'Neill ' to attend the
ball and formal opening of the Knights
of Columbus hall at O'Neill.
Miss Mertlo Wood of Casper , \Vyo. ,
Is a guest of Mrs. W. H. Blakemau.
Several members of the family of
Leon Lee are 111 with the chicken pox.
Mrs. Rathbun of Gregory is in the
city , a guest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. Bullock.
Mrs. John Koerber arrived home
last night after a two weeks' visit with
her parents in Valley , Nebraska.
Among the day's out of town visit
ors In Norfolk were : J. C. Ecker ,
Wlnlsde ; Harry McChane , Miss Mc-
chane , Atkinson ; Mr. and Mrs. B. J.
Baker , Monroe ; Miss Mary Ramsey ,
Ponder ; C. A. Hagedarm , Brunswick ;
C. Ball , West Point ; August Zelraer ,
Hosklns ; A. G. Bellerbeck , Humphrey ;
M. Nichols , Foster ; A. H. Baker , Ver-
dlgre ; Guy Lee , Madison.
Tom Hughes of Omaha , traveling
passenger agent of the Missouri Pa
cific , was in the city talking with the
flremen who are going to Nebraska
City next week. Mr. Hughes proposes
to run a special train from Omaha to
Nebraska City Tuesday evening after
the arrival of the Northwestern in
Omaha , if enough flremon are on hand
to make a reasonable train load.
Chief Flynn arrived home Thursday
from Lincoln and Fort Crook , having
delivered the young Fort Robinson de
serter to the officers of Fort Crook.
Seven other army deserters were in
the guard house , a court martial hav
ing been called for the coming week
to hoar the cases. Chief Flynn re
turned by way of Lincoln , stopping
over for the Bryan banquet. W. E.
Reed of Madison was also in attend
ance from this county. O'Neill was
the best represented of the western
towns at the banquet.
William Zastrow , who was very sick
with pneumonia , is better.
Mrs. Frey has recovered from a re
cent operation for the removal of a
Born to Mr. end Mrs. Frank Donner ,
who 11 to on the Stanton county line ,
Wayne Democrat : Twenty dollar
gold pieces will bo received at this
office , whether they have the old motto
on or not 1 know that this Is a good
Joku fur 1 have soon It In every paper
that I have read for the lust three
wet'ItB , from the Chicago Tribune to
the ward on ] ) .
C. H. Reynolds was krpt away from
his olllce for Hevural days owing to
an attack of the grip.
Mr. Duncan , who has been danger
ously III with pneumonia at the homo
of his son , John Duncan , cast of the
city , Is Improving.
C. J. Schoi-der , who recently moved
to Norfolk from a farm near Battle
Creek , has purchased William Bree's
resilience on South Fourth street for
$1-100. Mr. Schoeder IB to go on the
road with a moving picture show.
1'lerco Leader : Miss Jnnlo Hubble
of this city left for Norfolk Sunday
noon to accept a position In the Nor
folk Insane hospital. Mis Hubble held
this position a few months ago or be
fore she went to Idaho and visited
Pierce Call : Now since Norfolk
caught the "put on the lid" epidemic
Ncllgh Is beginning to sit up and stir
things too. The anti-saloon people
have Induced the council to allow the
voters to say whether they want sa
loons at the spring election. Ncllgh
has but two saloons and It Is said Is
liable to lose both If the voters get
a whack at 'cm.
Lincoln Star : The last Issue of the
Crawford Tribune had an excellent
sketch of the career of Capt. Emmet
Crawford , for whom the town was
named. A great many people have
the mistaken Idea that Crawford was
named for Capt. "Jack" Crawford , the
poet scout. Capt. Emmet Crawford
had a distinguished military career.
His body was burled at Kearney , Neb. ,
When Chief of Police John F. Flynn
arrived home Thursday from Lincoln ,
where ho attended the Bryan banquet ,
he found but one inmate In the county
jail and that inmate his favorite bird
dog "Rosebud. " The chief was some
what surprised to find Rosebud be
hind the bars but investigation showed
that Rosebud had committed no great
er offense than that of Insisting on
following Frank Flynn around while
the latter was acting chief.
Lynch Journal : We see by The
Norfolk News that at the annual electIon -
Ion of officers G. R. Hodson was elect
ed president of the Norfolk Pickle
and Vinegar company and D. T. Hod-
son secretary of same and both are
on the board of directors of the com
pany. Norfolk people will find the
Hodsons rustlers and good business
men. We are especially pleased to
see Dave coming to the front as we
formed a very high opinion of his
ability while he was with us here In
the postofflce In Lynch.
Pierce Leader : A card received
from Dr. G. F. Kelper yesterday re
quests us to change the address of his
Leader from San Diego to Los Ange
les. In part the doctor says : "We
arrived here a few days ago and will
spend the remainder of the winter here.
Mrs. Keiper joins me In wishing the
Leader force a happy New Year. " The
Leader accepts the kind and appre
ciative words and joins with J.Merce
people In wishing well wishes for the
doctor and Mrs. Kelper the ensuing
Wayne Herald : Chandler Owen ,
nephew of the Owen Bros. , was au
over-Sunday visitor in Wayne. Mr.
Owen is the son of H. E. Owen of Nor
folk , who was nearly killed in a rail
road wreck a year ago. Me was in a
hospital at Omaha for months and sent
home to Norfolk to die , the Omaha
surgeons practically giving up the case
as they had sewed up his body two
or three times and failed to keep him
together. At Norfolk Dr. Tashjean
took him in charge , cleaned him out ,
fed him up instead of starving him ,
and today no one would ever know
the stalwart appearing young man had
ever had the most necessary part of
his anatomy literally torn wide open.
Yankton Press and Dakotan : The
Gregory county-seat light has come tea
a temporary halt , caused by the county
commlsslone'rs declining to order an
election on the petitions of the towns
of Herrlck and Burke , both applicants
for the county seat now located at
Fairfax. Lawyer Orvis , of Yankton ,
represented Burke before the board ,
and raised the point that it would have
to be determined by the court whether
the county seat was permanently or
only temporarily located at Fairfax ,
and until this question was settled ,
the matter of an election should be
deferred for the reason that If It is
only temporarily located then any
town in the county may become a can-
dldate without a petition , and the ma
jority of voters could decide the ques
tion ; but if it had been permanently
located then only one town outside of
Fairfax could contest for it after filing
a petition , and it would require a two-
thirds majority of the votes to remove
it. The court will be asked for an
early decision , and the aspiring county
seat towns will continue the campaign
to secure signers to their respective
JOSEPH HARTER IS DEAD.
Telegram From California Tells of De
mise No Details Given.
Ed Harter of this city received a
telegram last night from Redding , Gal. ,
announcing the death of his oldest
brother , Joseph J. Harter , o that
place. No details of the 'death were
given. Mr. Harter went to California
last October and was alone In that
city when death came. The telegram
was signed by a stranger.
Joe Harter was a single man , thir
ty-nine years of age. Most of his life
had been spent In Norfolk , on the Har
ter farm just west of Prospect Hill
There are two other surviving broth
ers besides Ed. Lafe Harter lives on
a farm southwest of Oakdalo and Cur
tis Harter Is on a ranch near Denver.
Instructions were wired to Redding
to give fitting burial at that place.
J. P. BAILEY SATISFIED WITH CON
FOUND HEALTHY SENTIMENT
The Secretary Meets n Number of Nor
folk People Who Have Charge of
the Local Arrangements for the
Twenty-eighth Annual Convention ,
J. P. Bailey , state secretary of the
Nebraska Y. M. C. A. , spent Thursday
afternoon and evening In Norfolk , lookIng -
Ing over the preparations that are be
ing made for the twenty-eighth annual
convention of the association. The
convention dates are February 13 , 1-1 ,
15 and 1C.
During the afternoon Mr. Bailey , ac
companied by G. T. Sprccher , visited
a number of Norfolk business men
and found a healthy sentiment favor
able to the Y. M. C. A. movement.
In the evening Secretary Bailey met
a number of Norfolk people who have
charge of the local arrangements for
the convention , the meeting being held
In the Methodist church. The conven
tion situation was looked over In some
detail. Mr. Bailey expressed himself
as well satisfied with what had been
done and with the prospects for a suc
Mr. Bailey said that one of the Inter
esting speakers will be "Dad" Elliott ,
once a member of the football team
of the Northwestern university. It Is
expected that 250 delegates will be in
The convention program will be
ready to be announced in about a
Secretary Bailey left on the Friday
morning train for the east. He may
visit Norfolk again before the conven
WAYNE SALOON FIGHT.
Would Remove Council Because They
Refused to Revoke License.
Another controversal chapter in the
Wayne saloon light is Indlctated in a
dispatch from Lincoln which says that
Elmer E. Thomas , attorney for the
Anti-Saloon league of Wayne , Intends
to file an application with Governor
Sheldon for the removal of the city's
council of Wayne. He will charge
that the council refused to revoke the
license of a saloonkeeper who was con
victed of selling liquor to minors.
The saloonman appealed to the dis
trict court and his appeal was thrown
INVITE FIREMEfTS CONVENTION
Norfolk Delegation Will Ask Firemen
' to Come Here Next Year.
Norfolk will ask for the annual con
vention of Nebraska Volunteer Fire
men afterall. Many of the firemen
at first did not think it advisable for
the department to go to the expense
of having the convention in the city
next winter but the Norfolk delegat
ion will leave for Nebraska City Tues
day instructed to ask for the 1909
The Norfolk fire department voted
at its last regular meeting to invite
the firemen's state convention to Nor
folk and will send Its delegation to the
convention at Nebraska City instruct
ed to present Norfolk's invitation.
This city will have one of the larg
est delegations present at next week's
convention displte the distance to
Nebraska City. A score of firemen
are planning to attend.
Norfolk has entertained the state
LOCATION OF LIBRARY.
Each City Councilman Would Have It
in His Own Ward.
The library site was a subject for
informal discussion at Thursday even-
Ing's council meeting.
Councilman Kauffman said a pos
sible site had been suggested to him
which he thought well of. It involved
the purchase of the lots west of the
high school building and the cooperation
tion of the Northwestern railroad in
clearing the block of the old elevator ,
sheds and other buildings. The ele
ment of expense was urged against
the suggestion. City Attorney Hazen
said that this site had been brought
up at the board meeting and had not
met with approval.
In a little informal talk each coun
cilman located the library building In
his own ward.
There seems to be a mistaken Idea
among some people in town as to the
requirements placed upon the contri
bution of Mr. Carnegie to a $10,000
library building In Norfolk. The Im
pression Is somewhat prevalent that
Mr. Carnegie requires a piece of
ground 100 feet square for the build
ing , whereas his conditions call for a
suitable location without any specifi
cations as to the size of the lot. It is
understood that the architecture of
the building will be made to harmon
ize with the location and the surround
ings. This location , however , must be
purchased and paid for by the city ,
the $10,000 contributed by Mr. Car
negie being for the erection of the
MISS JOHNSTONJOT CANDIDATE
Efficient Cuperlntendent of Brown
County Does Not Aspire to Honors.
Alnsworth , Neb. , Jan. 17. Special
to The News : A few weeks ago the
Alnsworth Star-Journal newspaper an
nounced the name of Miss Florence
N. Johnston , our very efficient county
superintendent , as a candidate for the
republican nomination for the office
of state superintendent. This an
nouncement was made without her
knowledge , but out of consideration
for her efficiency and ability. There
has been much favorable comment
concerning her candidacy , hut this
week she put n quietus on the matter
In a card to the piiper , thanking the
editor fur his kindly mention but pos
itively declining to allow her name to
be considered In connection with the
nomination. Miss Johnston has many
friends hero who believe that she Is
both capable for that high office and
worthy of It. She Is now serving her
third term here as county superinten
dent , the last two times having been
elected without opposition. There Is
certainly no county superintendent In
the state who applies herself more
closely to her work than Miss John
They tell us that we are to have
electric lights in the near future.
There Is to be a dam across the Long
Pine creek near the town of Long Pine
and from that power Is to be generat
ed sufficient to light both towns. The
power will be brought to Alnsworth
by means of a cable.
The warm weather of the past week
brought out the flics and in some
places they were plentiful enough to
be annoying. However , the cold snap
that came on Tuesday night put them
nil to sleep.
diet Bowcn and wife , who have
spent two months here visiting with
friends and relatives , have gone back
to their home In Green River , Utah.
Mrs. D. L. Jouvenat has returned to
her home In Lincoln after a month's
visit with her parents , J. M. Hanna
Magnus Anderson , a prominent
farmer from the vicinity of Verdel ,
Boyd county , has bought the John
Crone ranch near Raven , this county ,
and will soon become a Brown county
ANNEXATION PROPOSITION IN
THE DISTRICT COURT.
FILED WITHIN TWO WEEKS
Plan to Annex Certain Outlying Portions
tions of Land Which Should be a
Part of the City Proper Petition
Before Judge Welch.
Within the next two weeks Norfolk's
annexation petition will be filed by
City Attorney M. C. Hazen In the dis
trict court at Madison. The petition
will be taken up and passed upon by
Judge Welch at the February term
of the court.
City Engineer Salmon is working on
a map that will give an accurate de
scription of the territory that It has
been voted to annex. This map and a
description of the property In the an
nexed territory Is nearly completed.
The city council Thursday evening
declined to alter the annexation reso
lution adopted some weeks ago. Sev
eral motions made to drop certain
pieces of property from the annexa
tion proceedings were lost.
A WELCOME BANQUET.
Nebraska City Commercial Club Has a
The Nebraska City commercial club
has a new idea.
Sometime in February It will give a
"Welcome to Nebraska City" banquet.
The banquet will be given for all who
have come to the city during the year
and engaged in business.
It will be a "get acquainted" ban
quet. Incldently it will be a dollar
AFTER THE BACHELORS.
J. H. Sweet Starts the Campaign In
J. Hyde Sweet , a prominent young
business man of Nebraska City , has
started a matrimonial crusade against
the young bachelors of his town.
Sweet fired the first gun In his cam
paign last week , inviting eight of his
young bachelor friends to his own
home to Illustrate the delights of real
living. The bachelor party having
been quite convincing Sweet Is pre
paring to follow up his work with a
campaign to run all through leap year.
Nebraska City is one of the worst
bachelor-ridden towns In the state.
THE WAYNE SALOON WAR.
Coming Election Promises to be Most
Wayne , Neb. , Jan. 20. After a re
spite of a few months , the contest be
tween the saloon and anti-saloon
forces broke out again this week and
excitement is running high.
At the regular meeting of the city
council , the an l-saloon league pre
sented a petition asking that the li
quor license of Peter Thompson bo
revoked. During the discussion that
followed , Councilmen Duerig and
Chace became involved in a heated ar
gument which threatened a "rough
house. " By a vote of 3 to 2 , the peti
tion was laid on the table for further
The same evening County Attorney
Wilbur and Attorney Berry differed ,
the lie was passed , and only the inter
ference of others " "
prevented a "mill"
with the technicalities left out.
A demand has been made upon the
city clerk for a transcript of all the
evidence in the saloon cases. This
will be used If needed for the purpose
of bringing ouster proceedings against
the city council for alleged negligence
of duty In not revoking the liquor li
cense of Peter Thompson , who has
been convicted of the violation of the
This year's election promises to bo
the most bitter and exciting In the
history of the town.
To answer a want ad. today is safer
for it may not appear again.
CHRIS LENSER CHARGED WITH
ATTEMPTING TO PASS ONE.
NORTHWESTERN PAY CHECK
Has Been Working at the Junction .is
Baggage Master , and the Arrest
Came at the Instance of the North
western Railroad Company.
Chris Lenser , a Norfolk boy twenty-
one years old , has been arrested for
Attempting to pass a forged North
western pay check. Young Lonser
has been working at the Northwest-
em's Junction depot as baggage mas
ter and his arrest came at the Instance
of the railroad company.
Lenser Is charged with having at
tempted to pass a Northwestern pay
check with n forged endorsement.
The check was for $9.55. The young
man has admitted that ho attempted
to pass the check , and also that ho
know that the check carried a forged
endorsement. The penalty for ( the
offense Is from one to twenty years In
the penitentiary , tie same penalty that
Is attached to forgery.
The check referred to In the com
plaint filed In the court of Justice
Lambert Is one of five pay checks Is
sued to Garfield Woodbury , n North
western fireman. Lenser Is not charg
ed with having stolen the checks or
with having forged Woodbury's signa
ture. Ho Is accused of having at
tempted to pass one of the checks
knowing that It had been forged. The
other four checks for Fireman Woodbury -
bury , which were reported stolen from
the railroad mall , were in denomina
tions of $20 each. One of these forged
checks was passed at the Star ClothIng -
Ing store and one at the Koehn saloon.
Young Lenser was arrested by Con
stable Bllger after the complaint
against him had been filed by Samuel
R. Gayton , a railroad detective.
Lenser is a young fellow of rather
prepossessing appearance. Ho has
worked for the Northwestern for sev
eral months. Before taking a place
with the railroad he worked for the
express company , driving a wagon.
He was raised in this vicinity.
By agreement the young man's pre
liminary hearing has been set for Jan
uary 29. Judge Powers was engaged
as attorney by relatives of young Len
ser. The bond for his release from
jail was placed at $500. Arrangements
were made Friday afternoon by the
boy's family to have the bond given.
Lenser's bond for $500 was given
during the afternoon. Chris F. Len
ser , a grandfather , F. R. Lenser , an
uncle , and W. A. Emery signed as
sureties for the boy's appearance at
the preliminary trial. Lenser comes
of a family which has always had a
good reputation in Norfolk.
ONE RIB TO THE BAD.
Norfolk's Colored Pugilist Comes
Home With a Broken One.
W. M. Queener , Norfolk's colored
pugilist , Is back in Norfolk one rib to
the bad. Queener's visit is to bo only
a short stay In the city before he goes
to Omaha to join his manager , C. D.
Fletcher of Heltville , Wyo.
Queener drew his bum rib In the
sixth round of a fight at Duluth , Minn.
Roy Mitchell of Chicago was the lad
whose punch mixed disastrously with
Queener's rib. But Mitchell was
knocked out in the tenth round.
Before going to Duluth Queener
fought another finish fight at Huron ,
S. D. , handing Jim Jackson the knock
out in the eighth round.
Queener Is still In the ring , a little
thing like a fractured rib Interposing
no serious obstacle to the swing of
"The rib's allright , " said Queener ,
"unless the other pug knows about It.
I watch it anyway. "
"Well QiiLtner , " remarked a friend ,
"that will be alright for we won't tell
which rib Is cracked. "
"Of course you won't , " said Queener ,
"for you don't know. "
Queener fights under the name of
"Rabbi. " He enters the ring at 149
pounds. Queener is well known over
north Nebraska not only for his fight
ing record but for his baseball accom
plishments , having played with Nor
folk , Neligh and several other north
state teams last summer.
A REAL WEDDING.
One of the Chorus Girls in the District
Leader Married at Fremont.
Fremont , Neb. , Jan. 18.Dolly Cas
tle , one of the chorus girls In "The Dis
trict Leader" theatrical company , took
the part of a bride in a real wedding
In Fremont. In the presence of some
chorus girl friends Dolly was married
by County Judge Robert Stlnson to
Clay C. Pratt , 27 years old , of Omaha.
From Dolly's cool behavior the wed
ding might have been an every day oc
Pratt , It Is said , has been following
the troupe from town to town on Its
trip through Nebraska. He did not
take his bride out of the cast , but al
lowed her to participate In the play
last night , while he occupied a parquet
seat to watch the performance. This
morning the couple went with the
troupe to Sioux City , where It will per
"I really don't know what I'm goIng -
Ing to do with a husband , " Dolly said
to the marriage magistrate. "I'vo got
a seat for him tonight and I'm going
to try to arrange for a box at Sioux
After the marriage the bride and
groom and the girls of the chorus who
accompanied them went to a restau
rant for supper. Afterwards they
went to the theatre , where Dolly kissed
her husband In the lobby and hurried
with other members of the company
bnck to the dressing rooms to prepare
for the performance.
The bride gave her residence as
Cincinnati , O , and the glrlfl who ac
companied her the following names
and addresses : Kitty Stone , Now
York City ; I orona Becker , Chicago ,
111. ; Eva Williams , Omaha.
Dolly , her new husband , and "Tho
District Leader" company left over the
Northwestern for Sioux City , passing
through Norfolk. The company played
to n crowded house In Fremont.
Mr. and Mrs. B , T. Reid Are Going on
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Hold , who are
advertising their house for rent , arc
going to take a homestead in Wyom
ing , west of Belle Fourcho , 3. D. The
claim Is adjoining one taken by Mr.
Reid's father. They expect to make
their residence on the homestead fern
n year and two months. Mr. Reid Is
a popular Norfolk commercial traveler.
HOW TO MAKE A BAND A SUCCESS
IN A TOWN.
BUSINESS MEN MUST HELP
To Make Such an Organization a Suc
cess In a Town , Business Men Must
See That Musicians Are Given Em
Norfolk , Neb. , Jan. 18. Editor
News : A few days ago there appeared
an Item In The Norfolk Dally News
Bhowlng what Madison is doing to ad
vertise their city by Instituting and
maintaining a good brass band , and
this Is not one bit more than most all
the Important cities In this part of
the country are doing at the present
Is Norfolk going to stand still and
let all her sister cities have n better
and stronger organization In the way
of a brass band than we are ?
Until about a year ago Norfolk was
without a band but the organization
that we now have has been very suc
cessful since it was Instituted and one
that Norfolk feels justly proud of.
But If Norfolk wants to keep In pace
with surrounding towns In keeping a
first class band , it has got to glvo em
ployment to musicians who have had
The question Is often asked in Nor
folk , "Why Is It so hard to have a good
brass band ? " and the answer Is very
It has long been the case In Norfolk
that when any business man wanted
to hire any help of any kind , he would
seldom hire one who played In a band ,
thinking that the band would take too
much time away from his work , but In
other cities It Is just the other way.
If a man conies to town who Is a mu
sician the citizens will do their level
best to find him employment , while if
lie Is not a musician his chances are
It Is a mistake on the part of the
business men that playing in a band
will cause their employes to lose too
much time from their work , for there
are very few engagements that con
flict with ordinary work and rehear
sals always are held in the evening
when the day's work is finished.
The Norfolk band has done very well
since it was Instituted , and under the
leadership of Prof. Vradenburg has
helped the town wonderfully this sea
son past and every loyal citizen well
appreciates the fact and Is looking for
ward to what Is In store for next year.
The time Is ripe now for the people
of Norfolk to co-operate with the Nor
folk band and hire a musician when
ever they want more help , as the band
can get very good men to locate here
if positions will be furnished.
Since the band organized the gross
earnings have been over $2,000 , and
the total expenses have reached near
ly $1,900 , and not one cent has ever
been divided among the members ,
which goes to show that it Is strictly
a public institution and not a source
of revenue for those who give their
time to such a worthy cause.
The members of the band have pur
chased all their own instruments ,
which range in price from $35 to $100 ,
and those who now have cheaper In
struments than some of the others are
making changes and getting good
ones. All of the $2,000 gross earnings
of the band since it started have been
made by engagements with the excep
tion of about $200 , and this was donat
ed by the citizens for street concerts
the past summer , and $200 that was
received from members who Joined
the band as there has always been
an entrance fee of $5 to all who joined
as evidence of good faith.
Prof. Vradenburg states that , with
the band we already have , if Norfolk
will give employment to half a dozen
good musicians , we will have a band
that will not be surpassed by any In
this part of Nebraska.
To make new musicians out of new
material takes time and while the
Norfolk band Is making new musi
cians other towns are hiring experi
The bond has a competent and ex
perienced director and perfect har
There is nothing that affords better
and more refined amusement and Is a
better advertisement for a city like
Norfolk than a good brass band.
A Business Man.
Osmond Farmers' Institute.
Osmond , Neb. , Jan. 20. There has
Ju&t been organized hero a farmers'
Institute with sixty members which
will bo increased to 100 in a short
time. The name will he the Osmond
Fanners' Institute. A program has
been arranged for two days' speaking
PUT IT IN A SAFE PLACE. FOH IT !
MAY COME IN HANDY.
INGREDIENTS ARE HARMLESS
Says Home-Made Mixture Is Easily
Prepared , and Cures Weak Kldney <
and Bladder Overcomes the Wors (
Forms of Rheumatism ,
I lore IB a wimple hoino-iunilo mis
turu UK given by an eminent author *
Ity nn kidney dlHoaHOB , who makes the
statement In a Now York dully news *
paper , that It will relieve almost uiifl
raso of Kidney I roil bio If taken before
the stage of IJrlglnt'H disease. IIo
states ( bat Hiich .symptoms na litntu
hack , pain In the side , frequent donlro
to urinate , cnpednlly at night ; pain
ful and discolored urination , are roiul
IIy overcome. Here Is the recipe. ; )
try It : '
Fluid extract dandelion , one-hale
ounce ; compound knrgon , ono ounce ; )
compound syrup snrsaparllla , tliieo
ounces. Take a teaspoonful nfteif
each meal and at bedtime.
A well-known druggist here In town
Is authority that these Ingredients are
all harmless and easily mixed at honm
by shaking well In a bottle. This mix
ture ha a peculiar healing and sooth
ing effect upon the entire kidney ant !
urinary structure , and often overcomes
the worst forms of rheumatism In jimt :
a little while. This mixture IB uakt
to remove all blood disorders and cuie >
the rheumatism by forcing the kldneyt *
to filler and strain from the blood
and system all uric acid and foul , do-
romposed waste matter , which causer
these afflictions. Try It If you nron'l :
well. Save the prescription.
which will be given under the direc
tion of the state university. The bus
iness men of Osmond have raised $100
In cash to bo given as premiums engrains
grains , butter , bread and poultry , to
gether with a large number of special
premiums offered by merchants.
The following named have been el
ected officers of the Institute : Charlert
Rohrberg , president ; Harry Fulleiu
secretary. The executive committee-
Is : John Goff , Henry Junge , A. L.
Docken , Henry Pfaiistiel and Ed. C.
Matt Miller In Town.
Matt Miller of Wnhoo , the attorney
who defended Mrs. Llllio , the David
City woman convicted of shooting her
husband and later pardoned from the/
penitentiary by Governor Mickey , was
in Norfolk Friday afternoon.
Attorney Miller appeared before
Referee Weatherby in connection with
a bankruptcy case.
Attorney M. F. Harrington of O'Neill
was the opposing counsel.
The State of Nebraska , County of
Madison , ss.
At a County Court held at the Coun
ty Court Room , In and for said Count > v
January 11 , 1908.
Present , Win. Hates , County Judge.
In the Matter of the Estate of Ralph
L. Braasch , deceased.
On reading and filing the petition of
Jack Koenlgstein , late attorney for C.
W. Braasch , administrator , now de
ceased , praying that administration or
said estate may bo granted to Burt
Mapes as administrator , De Bonls Non.
Ordered , That February 10 , A. D.
1908 , at ono o'clock p. in. Is assigned
for hearing nald petition , when all per
sons Interested in said matter may
appear at a County Court to be held
at the court room in and for said coun
ty , and show eause why the prayer of
petitioner should not be granted ; and
that notice of the pendency of said
petition and the hearing thereof , bo
given to all persons Interested in said
matter by publishing a copy of this
order In Norfolk Weekly News- Journal
a weekly newspaper printed , published
and circulated In said county , for three
successive weeks , prior to said day of
Win. Bates , County Judge.
( Seal. )
Notice to Creditors.
The State of Nebraska , Madison Coun
ty , ss.
In the matter of the estate of Valllo
B. Nethaway and Mary L. Nethnway ,
deceased. Notice Is hereby given to
all persons having claims and de
mands against Vallie B. Nethaway amf
Mary L. Nethaway late of said Madisorr
county , deceased , that the tlmo fixed
for filing claims against said estate
is six months from the 21st day or
January , 1908. All such persons are
required to present their claims with
the vouchers to-the county Judge of
said county at his office In the city of
Madison , in said Madison county , on
or before the 22nd day of July , 1908 ,
and that all claims so filed will bo
heard before said judge on the 22nd
day of July , 1908 , at one o'clock p.
It is further ordered that notice to
all persons Interested in said estate
bo given by publishing a copy of this
order In the Norfolk Weekly News-
Journal , a weekly newspaper printed ,
published and circulating in said
county , for four consecutive weeks
prior to said day of hearing.
Witness my hand and seal this llth
day of January , A. D. 1908.
[ Seal. ] Wm. Bates ,
Western Grown Garden and Field
SecdB , Including snake and other cu
cumber , prehistoric and other eorn ,
both sweet and field. pencilarla ,
squash , melon , mammoth sunflower ,
and hundreds of other seeds , 1 cent
and up per packet , ( also sell In hulk )
direct from grower to planter. Gar
den Guide and descriptive price list
free. Address II. M. Gardner , seed
grower. Marengo , Nebraska.
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