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HAVE TWO CELEBRATIONS IN
ONE CHESS CLUB.
DEGNERS AND BEIERSDORFS
Twenty-five Yoaro AQO Tuesday A.
Degner and 'Miss Pllger Were Mar
ried In Stanton , C. Belersdorf and
Miss Llchtenberg In Norfolk.
[ Prom Wednesday' * Dally. )
"Two silver wedding anniversaries
wore celebrated at the Tuesday evenIng -
Ing meeting of the Chess club at the
Degner home , the silver wedding an
niversary of Mr. and Mrs. A. Dcgnor
and the sliver wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bolorsdorf.
Twenty-five years ago Mr. and Mrs.
Degner were married at the homo of
the bride's parents at Stanton , Rev.
Mr. Brandt performing the ceremony.
Twonty-flvo years ago Mr. and Mrs.
Belersdorf were married In Norfolk
by Herman Gerccke , justice of the
Mrs. Degner was formerly Miss I'll-
ger ; Mrs. Belersdorf formerly Miss
A jolly evening was spent at the
Degner homo. Presents were received
from the club members.
Paul Kell went to Fremont Tuesday.
R. B. Hall and Will Hall went to
David City on business.
Mrs. Tale Wlllo was called to Co
lumbus by the illness of relatives.
Frank Simon of Mapletown , Minn. ,
was a guest at the Schwartz homo.
J. T. Wolfklcl Is confined to his
bed with a severe attack ot tonsllltls.
Miss Elizabeth Sharpless of Fergus
Falls , Minn. , Is visiting her sister ,
Rtra. Jack Kopnlgsteln.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Jacobson
Ualbcrt Johnson has a position with
11. A. Bullock.
Mrs. L. E. Trunim has been very
sick with' the grip.
The chess club met with Mr. and
Mrs. A. Degner Tuesday evening.
The West Side Whist club will meet
Thursday evening with Dr. and Mrs.
A number of Norfolk people were In
vltod to a dance at the Norfolk hos
pitftl Tuesday evening.
The B. Y. P. U. of the Baptist church i'
Is planning a basket social to bo giv
en Thursday evening at the G. A. R.
J. F. Dunhager , who travels for a
hide house , has moved to Norfolk from
Randolph , renting a honso on North
Trinity social guild will meet with
Miss Clara Rudat on Thursday even
ing. It Is announced that all members
should be present.
The firemen's convention which
comes to Norfolk next winter will
convene in this city on the third
Tuesday In January , 1909.
A now card club was launched at
the Junction Tuesday evening. The
flrstJ meeting was held during- the
evening at the railroad hall.
Miss Lulu Mather is in Norfolk to
escape the smallpox scare at Omaha.
She states that there are GOO cases in
Omaha at the present time.
George Stalcop has received an or
der from the Union Pacific for 500
carloads of ice , but is unable to furnish
it on account of the lack of supply
F. Flick , Northwestern agent at
Humphrey , had his first finger on his
left hand amputated by Dr. Suiter in
Norfolk Tuesdny. The finger had
A. Wiggins , cashier of the Ameri 1-
can express company in Norfolk , has
rented a house on West Madison ISv.
enue. Mr. Wiggins was transferred Los
Norfolk recently from Grand Rapids ,
Mich. His wife accompanied him to
"A Forwad Step in the Treatmen
of the Insane , " was the title of a pap
er read by Dr. G. A. Young , superln "
tendent of the Norfolk hospital , at the 1
Tuesday morning special session o"
the Nebraska conference of charities
and corrections held at the Rome
hotel in Omaha.
"Do bears have tails ? " This was
one of the questions created in Nor -
folk by the presence in town yester
day of a real live bear with "The
Moonshiner's Daughter" show com -
pany. All bears have tails , but the tal
of the bear is so short that in some
species the animals appear altnos
On next Saturday a representativi
of the North Nebraska Live Stock Pro "
tectlvo association will be In Pierce tc
help organize an anti-horse thief club .
there. Another representative of tin
north Nebraska horse thief fighter
will bo at Clearwater Saturday to as -
nlst in the format'ill ! of a local asso ' "
The government is sending out cir
culars asking patrons on rural routes
not to put loose coin In rural boxes
in place of stamps. If there are no
stamps on hand the government asks
that the coin bo placed In a small box
for the convenience of the carrier.
Coins are hard to pick up In the bottoms
toms of boxes and necessitate the car
riers taking ort their mittens nnd losing
ing time. This Is n good suggestion. >
/Enumerators for the now city dlrec-
tJry ) which Is to bo Issued , have just
Completed their first round of the city
and will now start on a second round.
, tn one addition outside the enumerator -
. ator met with an obstacle. "We're
- not in the city limits , " the housewife
objected. "But you will be some
J day , " said the enumerator. "Well ,
we'll show you whether wo will be or
not , " said the housewife , slamming the
Mark L. Felber , several years ago
connected with the Pierce Leader and
formerly telegraph editor for the Oma-
in News and until recently a member
if the roportorlal Ktaff of the Kaunas
City Slnr. according to a Sioux City
llspatch baa gem > to Sioux City to
take a position on th staff of the
Dally News. .Tunics H. Pope , who
has been court reporter for the News ,
went to Omnha , where ho will become
a member of the city staff of the Dally
Nows. Mr. Felbcr will bring his fam
ily to Sioux City an soon as ho finds
The Nebrska association of trotting
and pacing horse breeders has decid
ed to ask Nebraska towns for bids for
the September raping and sales meet
ing of the association , and It has been
suggested that Norfolk might figure
In the competition. Norfolk has the
advantage of a racing park In close
proximity to n sains yard built espec
ially for the big horse sales of the
Smith Brothers company. The asso
ciation met In Lincoln this week and
elected C. n. Bell of Grand Island ,
president : N' . J. Ronln of Fremont ,
vice president and John F. Klminer ,
Owen Bros. Public Sale.
One of the largest public sales of
the season In Stanton county will be
held nt Owen Bros , ranch , nine miles
east of Norfolk , on Monday , February
I ! , 1908.
"Walking around" finds tew jobs
persistent want advertising falls but
once In n "blue moon. "
Chicago Tribune Is Agnln Feeling the
The Chicago Tribune Is again feel
ing the country's pulse In regard to
the presidential satuatlon. A tele
gram received .Monday addressed to
W. N. Huso , editor of The News ,
asked for a return message Indicating
a choice In the presidential race. Sec
retary Tatt was given as the first
ILLINOIS ASYLUM SCANDALS.
Several Institutions Mny be Looked
Into by Officials.
Two former Norfolk Insane hospital
ofllcials now bold positions in one of
the many Illinois public Institutions
over which n storm of t&andal has
been raised. Dr. James L. Greene Is
superintendent pf the eastern hospital
for the insane at Kankakee , 111. , and
Dr. H. Douglas Singer is in charge of
' a scientific research department of
Terrible tales of cruelty and murder
have been repeated back and forth
concerning many of the Illinois Instl-
tuttons and It now appears that a com-
plete Investigation of them all may be
made. The Chicago Tribune , citing
"other Instltulons whoso affairs would
be aired by a general Investigation , "
speaks of the Kankakee Institution ,
with Dr. Greener as superintendent.
BROKE RIB BY STOOPING
Elderly Fremont Woman Fractures
Rib at Theater.
Fremont , Neb. , Jan. 29. Mrs. A.
Bauman , sr. , the aged mother of Sher
iff Bauman , one of the best known
officers in north Nebraska , suffered a
rather serious injury in a peculiar
manner last Thursday , and did not
know the extent of it until yesterday
afternoon. While at Larson's theatre
last Thursday evening in attendance
upon a theatrical production Mrs.
i Bauman sustained a fracture of a rib.
Just how It happened she is unable to
say. She recalls that she noticed a
slight pain in her side when she
stooped over rather suddenly to pick
up some article that had dropped to
Mrs. Bauman called a physician
yesterday and his examination dls-
I closed the fracture.
. A RAID AT GORDON
A Sheridan County Man Caught With
For some time things have been
mysteriously disappearing from wag-
ons , buggies and buildings In the north
part of Gordon relates the Gordon
Suspicion rested on a family by the .
name of Towny who reside just north
of Anderson's blacksmith shop. On
last Saturday evening Mike Tausen
purchased some articles and placed
them in his buggy in front of F.
Coate's store and then with Marshall
Ranck concealed with him in the store '
awaited developments. And shortly
after , Mr. Lefler , the clerk , pretended
I to lock the store and started for home
a form appeared at the buggy and the
articles disappeared with it into the .
building occupied by Mr. Towny. Last
Monday a search warrant was procured -
ed and the Marshall and some others F
who had lost property , proceeded to
search the building and there In a
basement of the building a promts-
| cusous lot of goods were foundenough ;
- to start a good second hand store.
| Mr. Towney put up a $100 cash bond
to appear before Justice Lefler and
try to show reason why he should ot
be allowed to get his living off Is
S100 Itewnnl , 9100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there Is at st
one dreaded disease that science has
been nblo to cure In all Its stages , and
that Is catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is the only positive cure now known
to the medical fraternity. Catarrh beIng -
Inga constitutional disease , requires in
constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure Is taken Internally , acting
directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system , thereby de
stroying the foundation of the disease , ,
and giving the patient strength by
building up the constitution and as
sisting nature in doing its work. The
proprietors have so much faith In Its
curative powers that they offer one
hundred dollars for any case that It
falls to cure. Send for list of testimo
Address : F. J. CHENEY & CO. , To
ledo , O.
! Sold by druggists. 76c , >
Take Hall's Family Pllli for const- ! '
W. A. KINGSLEY , BACKED BY KNOX
TIPPLE , BUYS.
WILL BE LANDLORD AT PACIFIC
Mr. Klngeley , at Present Proprietor of
the New Elkhorn Hotel at Stanton ,
Will Take Charge of the Pacific Feb
\V. A. Klugsley , at present propri
etor of the Now Elkhorn hotel at Stanton -
ton , will succeed J. Harvey Footo as
landlord of the Pacific hotel in Nor
folk on the fifteenth of next month.
A deal to that effect was closed Tues
day night In Norfolk.
After Landlord Foote disposed of
the business and furniture of the Pa-
clllc hotel to Al Wlllerllng of Newport ,
the Foole interests in the Pacific were
transferred by Wlllerllng to Senator
F. J. Hale of Atkinson , who In turn
disposed of the lease and furniture of
the Pacific to Mr. Klngsley , who was
supported in the negotiations by Knox
Tipple of Stanton.
Mr. Tipple , who was once propri
etor of the Pacific , endorses Kingsley
as a hotel man.
Former Secretary of the Treasury has
Leslie M. Shaw who Is to retire from
his $ ; ! C.OOO position as president of
the Carnegie Trust company on March
1 , next , will devote his entire energies
toward capturing the republican nom
ination for the presidency of the Unit
Coincident with the news of his re
tirement from the trust company It
became known today that the former
secretary of the treasury had estab
lished political headquarters at 111
Broadway and was devoting a great
part of his time to his political am
hltlons and plans.
It was , In fact , his untiring zeal In
the last few months toward obtaining
delegates that brought about a crisis
in his relations with the Carnegie
Trust company. His fellow directors
Intimated to him that they believed
his chances of obtaining the nomlna
lion were slim.
He replied that he expected to ob
tain the delegates of two states , In-
eluding Iowa , and that In bis Judg
ment Mr. Tnft would never obtain the
Mr. Shaw argued with his directors
that when convention time arrived sen L-
timent in the country would be dead
against an outgoing president naming
his successor. Such a policy , he helt
would be more dangerous than the
third term possibilities. The directors
were also Informed that Gov. Hughes
would never win , In Mr. Shaw's judgment -
ment because In a campaign for the
presidency one has to go out and work
hard to obtain delegates. Mr. Shaw
also believed he had fewer enemies
than Cannon , Fairbanks and Foraker ,
Mr. Shaw ls > writing a book , whlcl hIs :
is to be published soon , to further his
presidential ambition. Incidentally i
.discusses reform in currency and th 1
Mr. Shaw said today that he had
' not yet resigned the presidency o
the Carnegie Trust company , although
he Is likely to do so on March 1.
"Mr. Shaw , " said Mr. Dickinson las
night , "wanted to be president of th <
United States. It was either a cas
of being president of the Carnegi
Trust company or president of th
United States. He thinks that he cai
win the nomination. His politica
theory is this : that Roosevelt nom
nees can carry but a comparative !
few states In the republican conven
tion ; that no man like Hughes , wh 1
is inactive can carry the conventlo
because of his Inactivity , so that wil
leave the field open to him. Ho i
sure he can carry two'states at leas *
DEATH OF MRS. BELL.
Passed Away at the Home of He
Daughter Monday Morning.
Mrs. Elizabeth S. Bell died late Mon -
day morning at the homo of her daugh -
ter , Mrs. P. F. Sprecher , death resul' ' -
Ing from old age. She had been I in
feeble health for a long time. He
age was eighty-four years , elgh
months and ten days.
Mrs. Bell was born In Devonshire ,
England , on May 17 , 1323. She cam
to Canada with her parents in 1840 : .
On May 11 , 1847 , she was married :0.to
Peter D. Bell of Portneuf , Canada.
Mr. and Mrs. Bell came to Nebrasfc a
in 1870 , settling on a homestead In 1
Colfax county. There the husban
died on June 18 , 1877.
For the past nine years Mrs. Be ill
has lived in Norfolk with her children .
She leaves four sons , P. F. Bell n.of
Norfolk , Tom Bell of Lusk , Wyo. , id
John and William Bell of Richlanfl ,
Neb. , and four daughters , Mrs. II. E
Hardy , Mrs. C. W. Landers and Mr
P. F. Sprecher of Norfolk and Mr
James McKenzle of Albion.
The funeral will bo held Wednesda
afternoon from the Sprecher horn 1C.
Interment will be In Prospect HI Ill
A son arrived Saturday at the horn
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Berner.
POSTPONED A WEEK.
Nebraska Delegation Did Not Vote encl
A week's postponement of the tied-
slon in the internal revenue collector-
ship contests between Hammond and
- secured by Spnntor Brown
thought to possibly forecast the defeat -
feat of ROBS Hammond. The decision
will bo made by the entire republican
delegation from the state.
HOOPER HIGH SCHOOL BURNS.
Big School Building on the Hill Is n
Mass of Ashes Now.
Hooper , Neb. , Jan. 29. Fire yester
day noon burned the big school house
on the hill here. The loss is estimat
ed at $15,000 , covered by $8,000 Insur
ance. The fire started in the roof , but
Its cause is a mystery.
DEFENDS NORFOLK HOSPITAL
SPEAKS OF HOLDOBLER CASE
This Patient , From Wayne County ,
Thinks That Everybody Is Seeking
to Deotroy Him If Released , He
Would be Bound to Commit Murder.
Dr. G. A. Young of the Norfolk hos
pital , at the close of an address be
fore the Nebraska conference of char
ities and corrections meeting at Oma
ha , found occasion to reply to certain
charges that had been made against
the hospital In connection with a pa
tient , Joseph Holdobler from Wayne
county , who with .his wife has been at
the hospital for some time and who
has obtained a good deal of publicity
through constant letter wrlttlng.
The following accounts of Dr.
Young's remarks appear in the Oma
ha papers :
Omaha Bee : Superintendent O. A.
Young of the Nebraska Hospital for
the Insane at Norfolk , defended his
Institution against the charge of
cruelty Intimated by President Joseph
Reusing of the Conference of Charities
and Corrections , before the Tuesday
The president of the association said
Monday that the case of a German In
mate had been brought to his attention
j and that it was charged that the Ger
man was mistreated. Ho said he pro
posed to make an investigation and a
yellow newspaper made a sensational
story of the intimation , casting rellec-
tlons on the hospital at Norfolk.
"This man , Joseph Holdobler , of
whom President Reusing spoke , has
had nothing but the kindest treat
ment , " said Dr. Young. "His partic
ular malady Is that he lives in con
slant fear that his supposed enemies
are going to destroy him and his prop
erty. The delusion has worked on
his mind and he believes he is the
most persecuted man in the world ,
while his conversation and letters
which he writes have an air of con
vincing sanity to those who do not
know the man.
"There Is no doubt In my mind that
If Mr. Holdobler was given his liberty
the result would bo that a murder
would be committed some day , and he
might injure a number of people , labor
ing as he does , under the idea that
enemies are seeking to destroy him. "
Superintendent Young urged the
need of a. nurse home at all hospitals
for the insane , where the nurses could
.live In comfort and which would en-
I able the state to secure and keep com-
Omaha World-Herald : Concluding
an interesting address concerning "A
Forward Step in the Treatment of the
Insane , " Dr. Young , superintendent of
the Nebraska hospital for the insane
at Norfolk , at yesterdays morning's
session of the Nebraska conference on
charities and corrections spoke of the
case of the educated German at the
hospital , to which reference was made
Monday by Rev. Joseph Reusing , the
president , in his address. The pur
pose of Father Ruesing in speaking of
the widely circulated and alleged ill-
treatment of the patient , in which the
German government is Interesting It
self , was to show the advisability of
la state board of charities and correc
tion , to officially Investigate such
charges , and to remedy the condition
of the hospital if found true , or to em
phatically deny'them and put them to
rest , if untrue.
Patient Is a Paranoiac.
The patient in this episode , Dr.
Young stated , Is a paranoiac or one
possessed of all of his normal faculties
and to the casual observer a man who
should be free but yet who has the
belief that some person or persons
are continually plotting to destroy
him or his property ; a condition that
eventually leads to homicide. Such
was Booth , who killed Lincoln ; and
Czolgolz , who killed McKinley , in Dr.
"This patient is continually writing
to friends and public officials , and the
German consul , and every one else
whose name occurs to his mind , " said
Dr. Young. "Always with the same
story that he Is unjustly confined and
stating or Intimating that a plot exists
against him. Some time ago the ed
itor of a German paper In which was
published some of the patient's poetry
complained to me and I offered to pa
role the patient to him , providing that
he would be responsible for the man's
actions. He wrote to the governor at
the same time and I informed the gov
ernor fully of the circumstances and
of what I had done.
"Instantly there was an uproar In
the neighborhood In Wayne county ,
from which the man had been sent ,
against his release. It seems that In
his fear that some one was trying to
destroy his property he had planted
spring guns on his farm , warning people
ple to keep off ; and he went to culti
vate corn with a repeating shotgun.
The German editor replied that ho did
not want to assume the responsibility ,
but that ho would try to find someone
who would , and that the two would
come together for the patient. No one
has called for him yet. "
MORE GEORGIA CURRENCY PASSES -
ES IN NORFOLK.
POLICE MAKE FUTILE HUNTj
A Stranger Turned a Merchants &
Planters Bank Note In the Dark at
the. Winter Harness Shop Otherr5
Attempts to Pass the Money.
Herman Winter , counted as one of
the shrewdest business men on Nor
folk avenue , has a $ ' > wild cat bank
note of the Issue of the Mediants &
Planters bank of Georgia. Mr. Winter
got the bill Saturday night. Ho gave
$1.70 and at hlrty-cent hitching strap
for It. Then ho called the police.
It was $7:45 : o'clock Saturday even
ing when a young man entered the
Winter harness shop. Ho was a young
man of about twenty-five , weighing
possibly 1G5 pounds. Ho had a smooth
face and a dark complexion. A black
bat was on his head and a long black
overcoat covered his body.
"My father sent mo in to got a hitchIng -
Ing strap , " said the young man. "Fa
ther nlwavs trades here and he Is goIng -
Ing to buy a set of harness from you. "
It was dark back by the safe when
Mr. Winter got the bad five. The
young man staggered a little as he
went towards the door.
Fifteen minifies later the receipts
were brought In from Mr. Winter's
other harness store. Then he spotted
the wild cat note.
Chief Flynn was called In and de
voted the night to trying to locate the
young man with the bogus five. Mr.
Winter slated Monday morning that
the chief worked on the case until 4
a. m. Sunday morning and that be
wanted to express his thanks.
About 3:30 : Mr. Winter was called
to the police station to identify a man
who had been arrested. It was not his
It later developed that at least two
efforts had been made to got rid of
the wild cat money. Mr. Winter's call
er had been turned down at the Schen-
zel meat market while an older man
with a full beard had failed to pass
the money at the William Berner sa
Chief Flynn thinks that it was this
latter man who was in his custody.
The two other attempts were not
known at the time of the arrest.
C. W. Landers has been quite sick.
Damascus commandory has been
called to meet Friday evening for
work. The meeting Is called for 8
o'clock and a general attendance Is de
Rev. Joseph Reusing of West Point
was elected vice president of the Ne
braska Conference of Charities and
Corrections at the Omaha meeting.
He is vice-president for the third dis
The Modern Woodmen gave the
first of a series of dances at Marquardt
hall Wednesday evening. A number
of young people attended. The dances
arc to be given for the purpose of
raising funds for the drill team para
In mandamus proceedings before
Judge Smith in the Gregory county
seat fight the judge held for Herrlck
and Issued a writ of mandamus com
pelling the county commissioners to
act 011 the petition. He also held that
a two-thirds vote is necessary , and
limits the towns In the contest to two ,
Fairfax and Herriek.
Miss Shonka , a teacher in the Nor
folk schools , has been chosen presi
dent of the Sunday school teachers'
training course. The course outlined
by the general committee has been
about half completed. An examina
tion will be taken soon by the bible
students and Sunday school teachers
who are in the class.
Miss May Grimes , who teaches the
second preliminary class in the Grant
school , has been very HI with the grip. !
Miss Mills was called on to substitute.
Other Norfolk teachers have been
threatened with the grip during the
recent epidemic of that disease but
the situation lias not been as serious
in Norfolk as in some western cities
where rooms have been closed for lack
Under an enactment of the last leg
islature permitting the governor to
punish town , city and county officials
for shortcomings , three councllmen of
the town of Wayne have been cited to
appear before the governor February
8 , and show cause why they should
not be ousted from office. Their al
leged misdemeanor is permitting violations
lations of the liquor law of the state ,
and the Civic Federation of Omaha Is
backing the complaint.
The Robinson directory canvassers
are having trouble in their second can
vass of : Norfolk. The second canvass
is made for the purpose of enlarging
the lists , correcting errors and for the
general purpose of rendering the direc
tory correct and complete. But several -
al Norfolk people who have failed irto
catch the Idea of the directory man
have viewed the second visit with sus
picion. This work Is , however , essen
tial. Some twenty or thirty names
have already been added to the first
list. The second canvass will take the
Seats for the musical "Wizard of
Wall Street , " in which Phyllis Daye ,
a former Norfolk girl , will bo seen at
the Auditorium Friday night , are now
on sale. The prices for seats have
been put at the popular price 25c ,
35c , and 50c , so that this pretty for
mer Norfolk girl may bo greeted by
a full house on the occasion of her
visit. "Tho Wizard of Wall Street"
Is a truly clever musical comedy , In
which attractive girls , clover songs
and aji Interesting plot abound. From
for seats , It is evident
'hat a largo crowd will welcome
Phyllis Dayo when the curtain goes
up Friday night.
The Knnhakeo , 111. , stnto Insane
aslinn has been Improved by the
addition of Dr. Jumes L. Greenu nndig
Dr. ' H. Douglas Singer , formerly of
the Norfolk hospital , according to the
Chicago Tribune , which Rays : "At
| Kankakee < the conditions are as dif
ferent ( as day from night since Supt.
James L. Greene took charge. Ho Is
a great medical man and a great ex
ecutive. He has also kept free from
political 'Inlliience.1 The trouble
there now Is lack of money to make
physical improvements. Ho went
there under fire on account of the
fact that under the former superlnten-
diml , a man nearly SO years old , the1'1
real manager was Ien Small.
L. C. Lund of Des MolnuH , la. , has
just visited Norfolk IIH a member of
the Commercial club of his city , for
the purpose of looking Into the new
patent Evans & Carr hay press , with
a view to determining whether the
manufacturing plant for this machine
might he located at Dos Molnes. Mr.
Lund was In Fremont the other day
and chanced to see a copy of The
Xews , which contained an account
of the new hay press Invention. He
Immediately got on the train and came
to Norfolk to look Into the possibili
ties of the new machine and after see-
lug photographs and a description of
the press , stated that be would bring
the matter up before the DCS Molnes
Commercial club. The ncllve Interest
of Mr. Lund In the new project shows
how eager the business men of cities
that grow , are to get track of now
"The Moonshiner's Daughter. "
"Shooting in the moonshine regions
ain't much what It use to be , " said a
man regretfully as the smoke of bat
tle cleared away at the Auditorium
and nobody In particular appeared to
have been killed.
Tuesday night the moonshiner , his
daughter and "Teddy , " the acting
bear , supported by a fair sized com
pany , were at the Auditorium in "The
Moonshiner's Daughter , " n melodrama
of the mountains.
A fair sized audience braved the
chill of the cold \vavo to see the
drama and the Teddy bear. The bear
was an amiable animal of the clnna
mon variety and the melodrama not
MAY SAVE FROM PRISON.
Story In The News Reaches Indiana
Telling of Deserter.
Will the story of the arrest of the
young Meachnin , the Fort Robinson
deserter , printed in The News last
week , save the young man from a term
In an army prison ?
Mrs. Dora E. Budeuz , once connect
ed with The News , has written this
letter to The News from her home In
Martlnsvllle , Ind. , Jan. 17. Imagine
my surprise when the Wednesday
edition of The Norfolk News was open
ed at noon today and I read the story
of Hugh Meacham , the deserting sol
His home Is in Terre Haute am :
from Juno to October of 1907 he and
.bis brother were prisoners in the
'county ' jail here. They were arrested
for breaking into a railroad car and
stealing goods from it. They pleaded
guilty , as it was their first offense ,
and Judge Joseph Wiliams , of the cir
cuit court paroled them. Placing them
under the care of the chief of police
Hugh Is not of sound mind but per
fectly harmless. He has a fair edu
cation and Is a close observer. His
manners are as cultured as many col
I logo men and the daintiness witl
' he uses a needle In embroidery
hem-stitching and drawn work of th
most intricate patterns Is marvelous ,
The sheriff's wife told me abou
him and I went to see him severa
times taking him material for fancj
work , floss and linen thread. H
hem-stitched me some handkerchief !
and sold the dollies he made from th <
linen that was left. He could dres
edolls to perfection and made child
ren"s clothing beautifully. I told hi
story to Judge Williams and ho wen
to the jail and talked to him being cor
vinced that the boy needed specla
care and not the drudgery of prlsoi
life. I know that he will be sorry t lo
hear of his sad plight and will , I thin ik !
use his Influence to have him muster -
ed out and put in some Industrial rn -
I will write to him at his home In
Spencer and urge him to write to th 1C
commanding officer at Fort Crook.
How strange It Is that the bo. y
should wander into Norfolk and thai
I should know something that will pos > -
slbly prevent him from being sent t sto
Fort Alcatraz , San Francisco , or som
other of those dreadful army prisons .
The world is very small after a til
and I am continually having surprise
like this one.
Wo are having a touch of wlnte
but the mercury has not been lowe
than eighteen above zero. If it shoul Id
i fall to that we would actually freez
A dance was given at the Wollscl
leger farm some four miles east of
' Editor Lundburg was in Wayn
U. S. Deal Is visiting at Ponca thl Is
Edgar Swanson had a Sioux Clt ty ;
specialist examine his cars last wecli .
John Thompson Is on the sick It.st
The wrestling match billed In Ho
kins for the twenty-third did not ina -
erlallzo as one of the principals ha
a sprained shoulder.
The four year old daughter of M tr.
Leslie Is sick with bronchitis.
Mrs. August Ruehlow Is slowly re
covering from a recent Illness.
Quito a number of young folks at [
tended the theater at Norfolk last
i Saturday nlBht and-rei > orted a fine
SAYS MANY PERSONS HERE CAM
BE MADE HAPPY AGAIN.
ADVICE BY EMINENT AUTHORITY
Tells How Any One Can Prepare Sim
ple Homo-Made Mixture , Said to
Overcome Rheumatism Mny Save
You Fiotn Much Misery.
There IH NO much rheumatlHin herci
In our neighborhood now that the fol
lowing ' advice by all eminent mitlior-
IIy. who writes for readers of n Irirga
eastern dally paper , will bo highly ui- |
preclated by those who milter.
( let from any good pharmacy one-
half- ounce lluld extract dandelion ,
one ounce compound kurgou , threw
ounces of compound H.vrup tmrtmpiirlf-
lu. Shake these well.In . a hottlo and
take In Icaspoonl'ul doses after Pitch
meal and at bedtime ; al.so drink plen
ty of good water.
It IN claimed that there sire few vty > -
Huts of tills ilrt'd nnd torturous dls-
euse who will fall to find ready rellelf
In this simple hoiiuMiiado mixture ,
nnd In most cases a permanent onrr *
IH the result.
This simple rcelpo IH mild tn
stronghen ) and cleanse the clliuliuitlvu
tissues of the kidneys so that they
can ( liter and strain from Ihu hlnoif
and system the poisons , iieldH and
waste mailer , which cause not onlj
rheumatism , but numeroim other dis
eases. lOvery man or woman hero who
feels that their kidneys arc not heal
thy and active , or who suffers from
any urinary ( rouble whatever , Hliould
not hesitate to make up this mixture *
as it Is certain to do much good , and
may save you from much misery and
suffering after while.
Our home druggists say they will
either supply the Ingredients or mix
the prescription ready to take if our
readers ask them.
time. Among those who went worn
Frank Hart , Frank Phillips , Frank
FieH , Ed LucUy nnd Will Maas.
Miss Lewis was in Norfolk Satur
Frank Leslie and Samuel Nelson
were In Norfolk Saturday.
Blair Ixnider has moved Into the *
Leslie property In the northern part
of ( own.
It Is rumored that a new banlc may
be started In Hosklns.
Mr. Slmonln and Vernon Zlemer
went to Wlnslde Saturday to attend a
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Green ,
All present at a dance given at the *
Pet/.old farm two miles northwest ot
Hosklns reported a pleasant time.
Miss M. Surbur went to Wayne Sat
Mr. and Mrs , Arthur Weatherholt
have moved into the rooms above the ?
Mrs. Jocben Is recovering from an
attack of the grip.
Fred Schropder Is recovering from
a long attack of the grip.
The Hosklns Headlight is again be
Mrs. Roebke and children have returned -
turned to Meadow Grove.
The ten year old daughter of Aug
ust Riggert living six miles northwest
of Hoskins was seriously 111 with the
Will Ruehlow Is acting janitor at
the- school house In the Illness of John
The children of Fred Strait are ill
with the whooping cough.
Will Story has had his household
furniture shipped from Fremont to
Miss Sara Xiemer
has accepted a
position as teacher In a district near
Bouesteel , S. D.
SCHOOL BOYS AS SLEUTHS
Organize to Run Down Sioux City
Sioux City , la. , Jan. HO. A dox.en
boys who attend the Webster school
have organised for the purpose of run
ning to earth the alleged "wild" boy ,
whose antics on the dangerous cliff off
Prospect hill during the past week or
more have aroused the curiosity oC
the residents of the river front. Every
morning regularlly between the hours
of 7 and 8 o'clock the youth has been
seen to scale the practically perpen
dicular wall , a hundred feet or mores
above the houses below. That he has
not fallen to certain death is the won
der of all who have noted his actions.
Boys between the ages of 12 nnd 15
years yesterday forenoon and evening
searched the hill for a possible ren
dezvous , where , according to rumor ,
the boy eats and sleeps. Boys who
have a cave on the hill said they had
seen the strange youth , but had never
been able to get a good look at him.
It was at first suspected by the police *
that ho is the youth who has been
missing from Laurel , Neb. His de
scription , however , In no wise tallies
with that of the boy whoso parents
have been searching for him across
the river. He was seen as usual yes
Dallas Masons Elect Officers.
Dalals , S. D. , Jan. 30. The first reg
ular convocation of Gateway lodge ,
No. U. D. , A. F. nnd A. M. was held
at their hall In Dallas last week with
the following officers presiding : 11
M. Carroll , worshipful master ; C. M.
Rose , senior warden ; J. W. McCann ,
junior warden ; L. Saar , senior deacon
C. Slaughter , Junior deacon ; Don Fos
ter , secretary ; John Stewart , treasur
er. Regular meetings will bo hold every
two weeks , nnd nil visiting brothers
nre cordially Invited to attend.
Savo.money * by reading the Btoro
ade.k'iUTho News every day.
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