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Till' ] NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL : FRIDAY , MARCH n 1908.
IN A MIX-UP OF RUNAWAY TEAMS
AND COLLIDING WAGONS.
COOK'S ' TEAM STARTED TROUBLE
Accident Occurred at the Junction ,
Where Rock Wai Being Unloaded.
Leg Broken Between Ankle and
Knee Howard Cornell Alio Hurt.
Caught between two wagons
Wednesday morning Fred Cook , a
teamster living at 803 North Eighth
street , sustained a broken leg as a
result of the collision. The scut from
cook's wagon fell forward , frightening
hlH horses and causing thorn to plunge
forward. Other teams about the same
place became frightened and tried to
run away. In the mix-up Cook's left
leg was broken between the linoe and
tbo ankle. Howard Cornell was also
Mf. aud Mrs. Roy Mitchell have
been down from Crelghton.
William Bnydor of Burkcsvlllo , Va , ,
IB In Norfolk on business.
U S. Lllllbrldge , cashier of the
Burke state bank , was in Norfolk on
W. R. Locke of Stanton was In Nor *
II. P. Magdanz of Plerco was a vis
Itor In Norfolk.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Moono of Tlldon are
hero visiting W. II. Shlppeo.
Adam Pllger of Stanton was a busi
ness visitor in Norfolk Monday.
Judge Douglas Cones of Plorco was
in Norfolk on business Tuesday.
Former Sheriff George W. Loscy of
Battle Creek was in Norfolk Tuesday.
John Elslngcr , the West Point sewer
contractor , was in the city yesterday.
F. A. Beoler was expected homo to
day from a business trip to Now York
Frank Strclow of Plerco was In Nor
folk Monday to attend a meeting of
flro Insurance agents.
Mrs. J. F. Flynn nnd daughter , Miss
Agnes Flynn , arrived homo last evenIng -
Ing from Omaha , where Miss Agnes
was operated on some time ago for
appendicitis. She is now In excellent
health and completely recovered from
the effects of the operation.
C. E. Burnham and daughter arrived
homo last evening from Omaha.
Attorney Dunham of Omaha , repre
sentlng the Northwestern , was In Nor
Smith Brothers' first March sale of
horses will bo hold on March 1C.
A daughter has been born at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. James Montti
District court at Wayne will convene
Thursday with Judge Welch on the
The clerks' association called an 1m
portant business meeting at the city
hall for Tuesday night.
The last dancing party of the season
to bo given by the Elks will bo belt
at the club rooms Friday night of thi
Senator Burkett Is trying to have
Valentine designated as one of the
registering points for the coming Trlpp
county land opening in South Dakota.
J. E. Lobensteln has been elected
janitor of the Lincoln schools by the
school board , succeeding J. W. White ,
now agent of the Standard Oil com
A number of now telegraph operators
have been lining up in northern Ne
braska preparatory to beginning work
under the now federal law , which goes
into operation Wednesday.
Engineer Jack Welsh Is now running
on the Albion line between Council
Bluffs and Omaha. Three engine
crews arc now running on the passen
ger train on that line , owing to the
Tuesday , "shrove Tuesday , " is the
big day of the year In New Orleans
and other southern cities which copy
the old Parisian Mardls Gras festiv
ities. The Lenten season begins Wed
nesday. There Is every Indication that
there will be a lull In social activity
County Judge Bates was called to
the Joseph Pospisll home in School
Craft precinct Monday to perform a
double marriage ceremony. The young
people married at the Pospisil home
were John. J. Ambroz and Miss Emma
Pospisil and John W. Herda and Miss
Emma Novotny. Recent marriage li
censes Issued were to Peter George
Mauer and Miss Anna Zcsstn of Green
Garden precinct , Vernon Walter Copeland -
land of near Enola and Miss Ruth
Cleveland of Madison , Ora D. Wood
and Miss Maude Bloom of Columbus ,
The new nine-hour day for telegrapli
operators goes Into effect Wednesday
and In order to comply with Its pre
visions the eastern district of the e
Northwestern in Nebraska will read
just Its force so that only seven ne\\
men will be required at various sta
tions. The station at West End wil
be closed so far as telegraphing 1 :
concerned , the service nt this stntlor
being handled by telephone. Operat
ors will bo added at Bennlngton , Irv
Ington , Blair , Arlington , NIckerson
Scrlbner , West Point and Stanton. I
* . will not bo necessary to Increase tin
force at Norfolk , but a readjustmen
will be made to comply with the law
CLAIMS ATTEMPTED ROBBERY.
Braasch Avenue Couple Answer Charg
In Police Court.
at * Ono of his hands bleeding where h
4 v * had tried to got out of a Braasch a
V enue house and claiming that an al
tempt had been made to rob him , Au
ust Marquardt called In the polic
Tuesday night to arrest Olllo an
Harry Johnson , who had their abed
on Braasch avenue. In police cour
Wednesday morning Johnson was cor
vlcteil of being a vagrant. The woman
watt convicted on a more serious
charge. The lines were placed at $10
and costs or thirty days In the county
all. The couple wcro returned to the
Ity jail. The Johnsons claim to be
narrled and have been under arrest
MANYY EARS COUNTY JUDGE
W. H. McDonald of Pierce Succumba
of Old Age at Fremont. ,
Pierce , Neb. , March B. Special to
The NOWB : W. H. McDonald , for
ourtcon years county Judge In Plorco
county , died last night at Fremont.
Death was duo to old ago. The funeral
will be held at 2 ; 30 o'clock Thursday
COMMERCIAL CLUB PROPOSE TO
UTILIZE POWER BEING WASTED
Believed That the Waters of the River
Could be Subjected to the Practical
Purpose of Turning Wheels Through
Medium of Electricity.
The feasibility of obtaining power
from the Elkhori river Is to again be
come a question before Norfolk people
f the Commercial club .directors vote
o Investigate the possibilities In this
direction. That the fall In the Elkhorn
could bo utill/.cd to some practical
purpose Is an opinion held for many
years past by different people In Nor
folk. It was brought up again at the
meeting of the Commercial club ill
rectors Tuesday afternoon.
Some correspondence has been had
with a south Nebraska engineer on
the proposition of an Investigation of
the possibility of developing Elkhorn
river water power for practical use.
It Is said that the proposition might
not have to take the shape of the
water power canal once proposed but
that the river might be dammed and
the power converted Into electricity
and transmitted to Norfolk. The mat
ter has been referred to a committee
consisting of the president and secre
tary of the club.
President Durland and W. H. Blake-
man were selected to represent Nor
folk at the Wednesday morning hear
ing before the state railway commis
sion ou the subject of the complaint
against the order of the Union Pacific
for a three-tlmes-a-week freight on the
Columbus line. They took the mornIng -
Ing train to Lincoln.
The directors voted to Invlto the
association of Madison county Sunday
schools to hold Its annual county con
vention In Norfolk. About seventy-
five delegates are expected.
C. E. Burnham was appointed to look
about for a permanent meeting place
for the directors.
The club voted to approve the Nor
folk city directory Just published by
F. S. Robinson and to give him letters
NEEDED IN NORFOLK.
A Building For the Young Men.
What Norfolk needs Norfolk wants.
What Norfolk wants Norfolk can
Everybody says Norfolk needs a Y.
M. C. A. building.
Then Norfolk wants a Y. M. C. A.
If so Norfolk will have a Y. M. C.
Streets and buildings do not make
a city Men make a city.
\nything that raises the character
of men , making them better physically ,
morally and mentally , makes a bottei
Good men make a good city.
It is the purpose of the Y. M. C. A ,
o make good men and by its various
agencies it accomplishes it.
James H. Eckles , Chicago Banker.
The greatest business housss , the
argest employers of labor , the best
systematized corporations , have seen
the direct benefits of interesting them
selves In the things which affect theli
men outside the hours of labor. The
appeal which the Young Men's Chris-
Ian Association from time to time
makes to business men is not , and
ought not to be regarded as an appeal
'or charity. It Is a sum which ought
to be set apart each year as an " 1m
provement and betterment" fund , and
he man who falls to give heed to the
call of the Association , after being
once made acquainted with its merits
makes so grave an error as to reflecl
upon the soundness of his buslnes :
C. S. M'CASLIN DEAD.
Citizen of Norfolk for More Thar
Twenty Years Passes Away.
C. S. McCaslln , for more than twont :
years a citizen of Norfolk , at one tlm <
chief of police and for several yean
past Janitor of the Grant school build
Ing , died at 11:15 : Wednesday morn
ing from heart _ failure. Ho had beei
critically ilf for some days.
Mr. McCaslln was engaged in thi
well nnd pump business in Norfolk fo
a number of years. During the Matrai
administrations he served as chief o
police. In recent years he has beei
Janitor of the Grant school. He wa
a mason , having Joined the order li
He was sixty-one years old. H
leaves a wife , a daughter , Miss Grac
McCaslln , and two sons , King McCas
lln at Valley Junction , Iowa , and Ro ;
McCaslln , who recently left Norfol
to become a messenger for the Wesl
ern Union In Omaha. The sons wer
expected home Wednesday evenini
when the funeral arrangements wer
to bo made.
ELKHORN LIFE AND ACCIDENT
COMPANY ANNUAL MEETING.
PROGRESS MADE EVERY YEAR
Report of the Year 1007 Shows Greater
Business Than Any Time Since the
Organization of the Company Di
rectors Are Elected.
Tuesday afternoon the policy holders
of the Elkhorn Life and Accident In
surance company met at the offices of
the company nnd held their fourth
regular annual meeting for the election
of directors. The meeting was prob
ably not FO largely attended as former
meetings of the company , but It was
the most enthusiastic meeting over
Reports were submitted showing the
company to be In first class financial
condition , and that marked progress
had been made every year 'from the
date of Its organization. The report
regarding the business of 1907 was
especially gratifying , showing as It
did , that the company had made much
greater progress In that year than in
any other since it was first organized.
The total income from premiums
was almost 50 per cent greater than
for the year before ; Interest Income
Increased about 94 per cent ; the ad
mitted assets of the company Increased
almost 50 per cent ; surplus policy to
holders Increased about 30 per cent ,
and the Insurance In force increased
38 per cent.
The following directors were elected
to serve the company for the ensuing
year : Dr. P. H. Salter , T. P. Mem-
minger , J. B. Maylard , H. E. Williams ,
Jack Koenlgstein , Hurt Mapes , Geo. D.
Huttcrflcld , Dr. R. II. Morse , and Jos.
After the policy holders' meeting
adjourned , the directors met for the
election of olllcers to serve for the
ensuing year. There not being a quo
rum present , this meeting was ad
journed until Saturday evening at 7
Dr. O. R. Meredith was In Meadow
C. S. Hayes was In Stauton Wednes-
H. B. Knapp went to Omaha Wednes-
P. A. Beelcr arrived home last even-
ng from New York City.
Miss Inez Dunham of Oakdale is
islting Miss Pearl Reeso.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Blckel of Exeter ,
are visiting their daughter In this city ,
Mrs. F. I. Russell.
B. F. Stetson , cashier of the Center
tate bank , was a business visitor In
The Misses Heltzman have returned
fter a couple of weeks' visit In South
Dakota. They visited Herrick , Greg
ory and Dallas.
Emll Splerlng was In Wayne Mon
day on business.
Mrs. Thomas Shlveley has been
visiting near O'Neill.
W. J. Gow has been In Nellgh on
i short business visit.
Miss Hattie Allbery , who Is a Bten-
ographer In the Omaha office of the
Nebraska Telephone company , will be
lome Saturday evening for a brlel
visit In Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Butterfield re
turned last evening from Chicago.
Mr , and Mrs. W. H. Clark are ex
pected home this evening from Kansas
Rev. J. C. S. Weills is quite sic !
with the grip. He was confined to hl
bed all day Tuesday.
S. W. Garvln arrived home Mondaj
night from a short visit to one of his
farms west of Pierce.
Mrs. N. A. Rainbolt went to Omaht
yesterday to visit with her daughter
Mrs. W. H. Bucholz , while Mr. Buchoh
is in the east.
Mrs. W. S. Fox went to Creightor
to attend the wedding of her niece
Miss Martha Galley , which took place
today In Crelghton.
Among the day's out of town visit
ors in Norfolk were : Otto Putman
Hamburg , Iowa ; J. Griffith , Harting
ton ; Herman Schroeder , Creighton ;
Charles Berg , Charles Seger , Wausa ;
W. L , Casteel , Alexander , S. D. , ; J. K
Field , Alliance ; Andrew Christiansen
Battle Creek ; R. H. Morse , \VIsner ;
S. O. Campbell , Crelghton ; H. Reid
Madison ; Mrs. Frank Pllger , Mrs. I
M. Searle , Pierce ; District Judge A
A. Welch , Wayne ; John Phinny , E. F
Burner , Tllden.
The city council will meet Thursda ;
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mar
quardt a daughter.
Six members of the Routenberi
family have gone to Wisconsin for !
A baby girl arrived last week at tin
home of Mr. and Mrs. James Mont
The ladles aid society of the Con
grcgational church will meet in tin
church parlors Thursday afternoon a
The B. Y. P. U. will hold a necktl
social in the G. A. R. hall Friday even
C. S. McCaslln , janitor at the Gran
school building , has been very ill wit !
kidney and heart trouble.
Blllie Prlngle , over a hundred year
old and then some , Is back In Norfoll
this week with his street organ.
George H. Burton , who has been \ ,
with an attack of the rheumatlsn
was able to be back at his store ye !
Miss Mamie Ward Is assisting a
stenographer in the office of Ransor
& Anderson during the illness of Mis
Senator Allen will go to Logan , la
March 17 to defend Editor A. H. Snl
of Missouri Valley , who will bo tried' '
for killing M. E. Brundrlgo.
The Plerco Leader states that It Is
reported that Dr. A. M. Cross , may
tumove from Pierce. Dr. Cross has
lived In Pierce for eighteen years.
Ten Stanton high school pupils con
test Friday evening for the honor of
representing their school at the north
Nebraska declamatory contest In Nor
folk next month.
Stanton Picket : John Falgcr has
gene to Wisconsin on a visit. His
aunt and undo from central Illinois ,
will return with him to live on a farm
south of Norfolk Junction.
The Chess club mooting at the homo
of Mr. nnd Mrs. Phillip Puoslcr last
evening hold Its last meeting for the
season. The previous meeting was
at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. II. A.
Judge Douglas Cones of Pierce ,
while lu Norfolk yesterday did eome
work for the candidacy of W. E.
Powers of Plorco for the position of
district delegate to the Denver con
Atkinson Graphic : John Bond and
family left for Norfolk , where Mr.
Bond has traded for an eating house.
Wo are sorry to see this family leave ,
but trust that this may be for their
best Interests and If It does not prove
such they will find the place made
vacant by their removal still open
for their return.
A considerable portion of Norfolk's
available cash was held from the ways
of commerce yesterday morning when
one of the bank safes refused to open
at the appointed time. The bank bor
rowed temporary cash funds and suc
ceeded In getting Its safe open by 11
a. m. A safe export was about to be
called from Omaha.
Judge Welch arrived In Norfolk
Tuesday evening from Madison , whore
he acted as trial judge In the Boche
murder case. He left for Wayne
Wednesday morning. Judge Jackson
of Nellgh passed through the city yes
terday enroute home. Attorneys
Mapes and Tyler , who were counsel
In the defense , have returned home.
From the cash' returns from Durno's
entertainment , one of the high school
lecture course numbers , the committee
announces that the receipts from sin
gle admission tickets a little more than
covered the expenses of the number.
The course now has a small balance
In the treasury. Durno , In addition to
being a financial success , pleased his
Joe Barley , who was Implicated In
the roller skate robbery at Wayne , has
been brought to the Norfolk hospital
the Wayne county board of insanity
having adjudged him insane on the
complaint of his father. A year or
two ago Barley was discharged by the
railroad company for being respon
slblc for a freight collision east o ;
Emerson and later ho was arrested
charged with cashing a railroad pay
check not issued to him.
City Superintendent E. J. Bodwel
met President Roosevelt on the occas
Ion of his recent eastern trip to attent
an educational meeting In Washington
D. C. With State Superintendent Me
Brlen , Dr. Luckey of the state untver
slty and President Thomas of the
Kearney normal. Mr. Bodwell wa
Introduced to the president by Senator
Brown. The senator afterwards pres
ented the Nebraska school men to
Vice President Fairbanks and also en
tertalned them at luncheon at the
Brown county , according to a Lln
coin dispatch , is the first county In
the state to notify the state treasure
that It is going to vote on the propos
ition to Issue bonds for the purpose
of erecting a county high school built
ing. The county clerk wrote to Treas
urer Brian to see whether the state
could buy the bonds , the question o
county. Mr. Brian held Inasmuch a
the bonds will be signed by the count }
clerk being whether the bonds wer
school bonds and the chairman of th
Board of County Commissioners th
bonds are certainly an obligation o
the county and can bo bought by th
state. He notified the county clerk to
have the bonds pay 5 per cent. The
proposition to be voted on is to be an
issue of from f 15,000 to $20,000 bonds.
WILL BE ENACTED AT MADISON
MONDAY , MARCH 16.
HEARING FOR A NEW TRIAL
If the Motion for a New Trial Is De
nied , Sentence Will at That Time be
Pronounced Upon Boche by Judge B
The next chapter In the Boche trial
will be written at Madison a week
from next Monday , District Judge
Welch coming to Madison at that time
to pass on the application of Boche's
attorneys for a new trial. Judge
Welch will probably deny this applica
tlon , at the same time pronouncing
sentence on Herman Boche.
it Until the sixteenth Bocho will be a !
liberty under his old $15,000 bone
which holds good until the end of the
present term of court. When Eoch <
is placed under sentence , and Judc (
it Welch can sentence him anywhert
from one to ten years In the penlten
tiary he will again become Sherlt
s Clements' prisoner.
After sentence Is pronounced Bocht
will be back In the county Jail untl
the supreme court can be asked t <
fix the amount of ball under which h <
can secure his liberty pending or
appeal to that court.
Preparatory to appealing the Bochi
cnso to the supreme court on allegei
5S error In the trial the attorneys for thi
convicted man have asked for thi
preparation of the customary "bill o
FLAT TOPPED HILLS , PECULIAR
FEATURE OF COUNTRY.
MOST NOTED ONE AT GREGORY
Was n Land Mark For Years , Now Oc
cupied by the Municipal Water Sys
tem of the City , Erected at a Cost
of $25,000. ,
Gregory , S. D. , March 2. Special
o The News : One of the peculiar
'oatures of the topography of the
losobud country is the flat topped
tills or buttca which rise above the
rolling prairies , sometimes to an de
ration of 200 foot or more. Perhaps
ho most noted of these buttcs Is that
low known as the Gregory Heights.
Using near the point where the road
o Chamberlain and Plerco branches
off from Uio old government trail
which leads from old Fort Randall on
.he Missouri river to Rosebud agency
and the Black Hills this majestic
nittc was for years a noted landmark
of the reservation. Under Us shadows
where there is an unlimited supply of
) uro water the first Bottlers of Gre
gory staked out the town slto after
.he opening of Gregory county In the
lutumn of 1901 , and founded the vll-
age which was destined In three short
years to become the chief commercial
center of the Rosebud country , with
a population of 2000 people.
The city of Gregory has recently con
structed a line municipal water system
a cost of $25,000. with n great
concrete reservoir upon the butles
iving sufficient pressure to throw
water over the highest buildings and
iffordlng lire protection equal to that
of any city In South Dakota. While
the workmen were engaged In exca
vating for the waterworks they un
earthed the bones of a huge prehls-
: orlc mastodon very near the top of
the buttes and about five feet beneath
the surface. A part of the monstrous
skeleton was in a good state of pre
servation but much of It crumbled to
pieces very shortly after exposure to
The Hag waving from a tall staff
on the buttes Is visible for many miles
across the beautiful rolling prairies
of the reservation. It Is an Inspiring
sight and one which will bo witnessed
by thousands who come to Gregory
during the coming summer to register
for the great Trlpp county land openIng -
Ing and who must pass almost under
the shadow of the Gregory Heights
on their way to secure homsteads in
the promised land which is only five
miles distant. Government officials
are predicting that the rush for land
In Trlpp county will bo the greatest
the country has ever seen. There Is
nearly one million acres to be thrown
open and it Is said to bo the most des
irable body of land yet remaining in
the public domain.
It is said that no section of the
United States has ever developed so
rapidly as the territory around Greg
ory which was settled In 1904. Al
though the first railroad train did not
reach Gregory until June 1C , 1907
there was about $300,000 expended
during 1907 for improvements. These
improvements included many hand-
borne residences. It Is freely predict
ed that with the opening of Trlpp
county which because of its close
proximity is natural Gregory territory.
The thriving young city will continue
to grow wjth unprecedented rapidity
George Berry went to Omaha yes
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Koerber spenl
yesterday at Wlsnor.
Attorney Berry of Wayne was Ir
Norfolk between trains Saturday.
Mrs. Hetty Glare of Knox countj
stopped In Norfolk on her way home
from Chicago to visit her old time
friend , Mrs. Ella Clare.
Mrs. W. P. McCune and little daugh
ter returned home Saturday evening iI
from a visit with her sister , Mrs. Wai
ter Braasch , at Platte Center.
Mrs. Ella Roberts has been enjoylnj
a visit from her sister , Mrs. T. M
Hook of Creighton , and her niece
Mrs. Leslie Harper of Deadwood.
Wesley Roberts has returned toth <
Kearney military academy after hav
Ing recovered from the effects of i
powder burned eye. He will bo com '
pelled to wear glasses.
Miss Nettle Dortch Is visiting li
George E. Schiller returned to Cen
tral City Saturday.
C. W. Schofield has been In Gram
Island on a short visit.
A. L. Kllllan returned Saturday fron
his business trip east.
Dr. D. K. Tlndall was In Humphre ;
and Creston Sunday.
C. E. Burnham and daughter Fal <
went to Omada yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Perry left for i
visit with their daughter In Seattle
W. B. Hlght , T. G. Hight and Ro ;
HIght left for a visit with their mothe
at her home near Cedar Rapids , Iowa
W. C. Ahlman and W. C. James ar
home from the automobile show a
Lincoln , where they purchased thre
machines. Mr. James got a runabou
for his own use.
Dr. and Mrs. T. B. Heckert an
daughter , Miss Margaret Heckert , c
Wayne 'were guests over Sunday a
the home of E. P. Olmsted.
Mrs. A. D. Howe , Mr. and Mrs. I
E. Williams , Miss Bertha Howe , an
Mrs J. J. Clements of Madison won
to Stanton Sunday for a short visit c
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J J Leik.
City Superintendent E. J Bodwe
arrived homo yesterday from Wasl
Ington , D C. , where he attended
meeting of the department of superli
association. Mr. Bodwell spoke of the \
mooting with enthuBlnsm.
R. H. MathowBon , cashier of the
Farmers nnd Traders bank of Wake-
field , with his sister , Miss Eleanor
MathowBon , who Is visiting from Con
necticut , spent Sunday in Norfolk , the
guests of relatives.
Dr. Young , superintendent of the
Norfolk hospital for the Insane , Is
homo from a visit to the east. Ho
vlHltcd his mother In Now Jersey and
his sister , whoso homo Is In the Roosevelt
velt family In the whlto house.
Among the day's out of town visit
ors In Norfolk wore : John Ellorman ,
Scrlbncr ; D. H. Newcomer , Spencer ;
C. Dcgalllez , Burke ; G. L. Connany ,
Bonesteel , S. D. ; W. E. Buckland ,
Homer ; W. W. Cram , Walthlll ; H. M.
Scott , Plalnvlow ; J. O. Metcalf , Grand
Island ; A. R. Davis , Wayne ; Arthur
F. Mullen , O'Nolll ; O. AV. Mnnson ,
Spencer ; E. B. Kelley , MadlBon , S. D. ;
B. Storm , Crelghton ; C. M. Taylor ,
Columbus ; A. E. Keel , Bonesteel , S.
D. ; J. W. Fitch , Newman Grovo.
Mrs. J. S. Morrow was taken quite
Perfect spring days wore the first
two of March. The air was crisp and
The four-year-old son of Fred Terry ,
living a mile and a half southwest of
Warnorvllle , died last week.
March came In like a lamb , all right ,
all right. Norfolk hopes it won't have
any semblance of the lion's roar at
all , at all.
The Norfolk branch of the anti-
horse thief association held a meeting
In the city hall Saturday to discuss
various matters. It was reported that
no members have lost horses of late.
Farmers and live stock owners are
urged to Join.
Bertha Thleje , the fourteen-year-old
girl accidentally shot by her brother
In the family homo near Hosklns , Is
gradually getting worse. The girl Is
very despondent , which makes It
harder for her family to care for her.
The girl , while only fourteen , is largo
for her age.
Ernest Raasch says that he intends
to bid on all the cattle brought to
the exchange day Tuesday. Ho will
buy every "critter" on which ho thinks
ho can make fifty cents. He says
there will be a better demand for farm
machinery , etc. , because of the approach
preach of spring work.
Herman Boche was a familiar fig
ure on one Madison street last week ,
walking quietly back and forth from
the rooming house where ho stayed to
the court house. Contrary to a mis
conception in Norfolk Bocho has not
been confined in the county jail dur
ing the trial , the bond which he gave
for his appearance In court holding
good during the progress of the trial.
The charge upon which Herman
Bocho Is being prosecuted down In
the district court at Madison Is "mur
der in the first degree , " an offense
which is punishable with life Impris
onment or by hanging. County Attor
ney Koenigstein in his complaint
charges that the murder of Frank Jar-
mer was premeditated. The jury can
bring in a verdict for murder in either
the first or second degrees or for man
slaughter. While the state probably
has not hoped lor a verdict of firs !
degree murder yet technically It Is
upon this charge that Herman Bocho
has been prosecuted.
Norfolk members of company B
were much pleased with the Inspection
at Stanton the other day. Major Davl
son , U. S. A. , retired , gave the mem
hers excellent Instruction. Following
. the Inspection there was an oyster
supper , with Inspecting officers , mem
hers of the G. A. R. and others as
guests. Speakers were. Brigadier
General Schwartz , Major Davison
John A. Ehrhardt , former J. A. D.
ex-Representative Charles Chase , ex
Representative Charles McLeod , ex
Senator W. W. Young. Major G. A
Eberly , Captain Ivor S. Johnson. Nor
folk members are trying to have a de
tachment located here.
DIVIDED BETWEEN TWO YOUNG
LADIES OF CLASS.
BASED ON SCHOOL RECORDS
Miss Bessie Richey Will be Valedlcto
a rlan and Miss Lydia Brueggemar
Will Deliver the Salutation Usual
Miss Bessie Richey and Miss Lydlc
Bruggeman win the class honors Ir
the Norfolk high school this year. Ai
holding first rank In scholarship Misi
Richey will be valedictorian at the 'Of
commencement exercises while Miss
Brueggeman , ranking second , will de
liver the salutation.
These announcements are made bj
the high school faculty and are baset
on the records since the high schoo
fire last March. These class honors
based on the record of the graduate !
In their high school course , have al
ways been highly prized. In the pas
the honors wore based on the foui
years work but all high school recordi
were destroyed In the fire last year.
Last spring the class honors wen
distributed by a class vote. This yea :
it the faculty returned to the scholars ! ) ! ]
plan , taking the records made sinci
the fire. It will not bo until 191
that the honors can bo finally dlstrll
utcd on the basis of the full four yea
The commencement exercises thi
spring will not depart from the plan
adopted last > ear. The principal feal
are of the exercises will be an addres
by some speaker away The speake
has not been selected
a Price-cutting IB advertising If It 1
emphasized and blazoned and rcltera
11 IE IS
AS DELEGATE TO NATIONAL RE-
DY MADISON COUNTY REPUB5
Madison County Republicans Met at
Dnttle Creek Saturday Afternoon
and Selected State nnd Congressloiv
nl Delegations ,
lluttlo Crook. Nob. , Feb. 29. Spe
lal to The NUWH : The Madison conn
y republican convention mot hero this
ftormum anil selected delegates to
10 state and congressional conven-
ons. Resolutions endorsing Prcsl-
ont Roosevelt , the candidacy of Sec-
ptnry Tuft , Governor Sheldon , Con-
resBmnn Royd nnd W. N. Huso foi
ologato from the Third district to the
atlonal ropubllcnn convention In Cht-
ago , were adopted.
State Delegate ! .
Delegates to the state convention
re : George N. liculs , Hurt Mapes ,
! . 13. Ilurnhnm , P. F. Sprcchor , W. A.
VltzlBinan , ChrlH Schuvlnnd , T. K. Al-
orson , P. 8. Perdue , C. 8. Smith ,
George ( lutru , B. II. ( Johrhnrt , C. A.
mlth , M W. Carmody , Howard Miler -
er , Ilermnn Hogrcfe.
Following are delegates to the con-
resBlonal convention which inootB In
Norfolk March 10 : 13. A. Uulloclc ,
elm H. Hays , Hurt Mapes , C. 13. Burn-
am , A. C. Daniel , P. II. L. Willis , S.
! . niarlcman , James Nichols , John II.
larding , .lames Dover , H. II. HoynoldB ,
C. A. Handall , 8. D , Robertson , . ! . 8.
lathe wson , Uurr Taft.
Following arc the resolutions adopt *
\Vo , the republican delegates of
Madison county In convention assem-
led , hereby renillrm our allegiance to
he policies of the republican party as
iromnlgated by our worthy president ,
Theodore Roosevelt , and endorse his
Inn and patriotic administration. Re-
grettlng his determination not to servo
B president again , and Inspired by his
wishes In the selection of a candidate
o succeed him , we cordially endorse
ho candidacy of Hon. William II. Taft
or president , fully convinced that ho
s a wlso and courageous statesman
and eminently fitted to continue the
vork laid out by President Roosevelt.
Therefore bo It
Resolved , That the delegates from
his convention to the slate and con-
; resslonal conventions lie Instructed
o vote and work for such candidates
'or delegates to the national conven-
ion as will pledge themselves to cast
heir votes for Hon. W. 11. Taft and
continue so to cast their votes until ho
shall bo nominated or cease to bo a
candidate , In which case they shall
.ransfer their votes to some candidate
whoso progressive republicanism can
not be questioned.
Pleased with the administration of
Governor Geo. L. Sheldon , and believ
ing In his Integrity and fidelity to the
principles of the republican party , wo
iiereby endorse his business methods
of conducting state affairs and recom
mend his re-election.
Wo congratulate the Third district
of Nebraska upon the splendid record
made by Hon. J. F. Iloyd , now serving
his first term in congress , and recog
nizing the merit of republican prin
ciple that a public official who renders
faithful , conscientious service Is en
titled to serve two terms , wo urge his
renomlnation and re-election.
In acknowledgment of the newspa
per of the present day as a party fac
tor , we endorse the candidacy of W.
N. Huso , editor of The Norfolk News ,
as a delegate to the national repub
lican convention from the Third dis
trict , and the delegates from this
county in the congressional convention
are Instructed to use all honorable
means to secure his election.
Fight Over Resolutions.
It was not without a heated contro
versy and debate that the above reso
lutions were adopted. Early In the
convention a motion carried that a
committee on resolutions be appointed ,
one delegate from each precinct , the
various precinct delegations naming
their own commltteemen on call. A
committee to nominate delegates to
conventions was named In the same
way. Then there was a balf hour's
The resolutions committee brought
in the resolutions Just as they were
afterward adopted. A minority report
was brought In , striking out the final
It was here that the debate broke
out. The minority report was offered
as an amendment to the original.
Minority Report Snowed Under.
On vote , the amendment was voted
down , 97 to 21 , and the majority re
The state delegation was named by
the nominating committee.
By vote of the nominating commit
tee , the naming of the congressional
delegation was given to W. N. Huse.
S. C. Blackman , secretary of the
county central committee , called the
convention to order , in absence of
Chalrman'C. A. Smith. C. A. Randall
was made temporary , then permanent ,
chairman and Mr. Blackman perma
nent secretary. f
Credentials were accepted , there be
ing no contest.
GAY HALVERSTEIN BETTER
Serious Attack of Blood Poisoning Fol
lows Scratched Finger.
Gay Halversteln , who has been In
a rather critical condition on account
of blood poisoning following a scratch
on one If his fingers , was bettor today.
Yesterday the hand where blood
poison had set in was lanced five
times. It was said that medical atten
tion was secured just In time to prevent -
vent fatal results
Last Frlda > night Mr Hah orate In
scratched ono of hlo fingers on a gal
Is vanized boiler vhcn ho was taking
ashes from the furnace. Infection set
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