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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NUWS-JOURNAL : FRIDAY. MAKfllT fi IflOS.
VERDICT OF MANSLAUGHTER
IN BOCHE CASE
from | WK < I 3 ]
lllto u plrnto when ho said It , tlmt fern
n Imlf hour Ilochu liuil sat on a settee
with Ornco Cole niul tlmt mysterious
third party whom lie couldn't descrlho
and lind never Been hoforo or nlncc.
Well , I'Mim ' liiKluun snys Herman
Hocho flpciit $10 for boor tlmt nlfiht.
"Morning bt'Kan to dawn and Hocho
dead drunk. Then .Iiinnor , ono of
your Homl-rt'Bpoctalilo ' persons , rosimct-
nblo when the BIIII Hlilni'H , vicious when
tliu curtnln of darkness falls , wanted
to cot uwny from the resort.
"Herman Itoclio wan dond to the
world , ilend to the fact that ho had a
wlfo and children , dead to the fact that
lie watt a roHiectnhlo | cltl/.on enticed
Into a dlsroputahlo don. "
Senator Allen reviewed In uilnuto
dolall the Incidents preceding the
"Vroinan hna Been heavy drama
from 'nlKHor heaven' and hence his
dramatic , 'Herman , Herman , don't ,
Herman , ilont ! '
"There ho Htood whllo the first shot
TVUB llrod. There ho stood whllo the
necond shot was llred , there ho stood
while the third shot was flrcd. There
lie stood whllo the fourth shot was
flrcd. Then without turning ho jumps
on his hack and rushes across the
plowed Holds. Oh , what a liar that
fellow Is !
"Ho says ho was scared and I have
no doubt that ho was. But no honest
man over stood within four or eight
or ton foot of a man shooting down
another man without exerting himself.
Dut 'Hod' stood there llko "a. statue ,
< lurnu as nmrhle , as motionless as a
man can he. If It had boon you the
moment that Bocho flrcd that moment
you would have been on Docho's back.
nut If you had boon his accomplice
what would you have done ? Ho was
scared , very scared and ho Is scared
"All of a sudden after that tragedy
someone has more money than before.1
Then came a scathing Indictment
of "Hod" Vroman and Grace Cole.
Never In the court room at Madison
have two people been so stronglj
branded In terms of disrepute.
The chief counsel for the defense
lound In the testimony of the wit
nesses an undeniable story of a struc-
glc and a robbery.
"God held Herman Bocho's ham ;
when ho sent that fellow Into eternity
Roche did but the bidding of the divine
and civil law.
"Tho law does not protect a criminal
You have a right to shoot a man dead
If ho Is engaged In robbery from tht
' "I will use as little time as possible
because I feel that you have had Irk
joint- imprisonment , something tha
may glvo you a llttlo foretaste of what
must como to a man Imprisoned. "
Senator Allen declared that Boche
was the best witness the state hat
when In his simplicity he had given
Conley the revolver and announcet
that ho had killed Jarmer with It.
When Senator Allen launched on an i
eulogy of Mrs. Herman Bocho , the man
charged with murder wiped his eyes.
Senator Allen said that Jarmer aim
ed to get Bocho's money under condi
tions that would make Bocho afraid I
to confess his debauch and shame.
"That was Jarmcr's security which i
Boche had asked for. "
"I am making no claim of Insanity.
But that Herman Boche Is a man of t
weak Intellect Is true. That his mind I
is diseased is true.
"Mr. Conley completely Impeached I
Red * Woman's testimony when ho >
swore that Vroman had told him that
lie was going to do all he could to help >
Jack get Boche in the penitentiary.
'Ked's * idea is that this Is just a game ,
a contest in which ho wants Jack c
Koenlgsteln to win. Ho don't care it t
a man Is put in the penitentiary until 1
Ms hair Is as white as the driven
Senator Allen denounced houses of
" \Voo unto him that puts the hot-
ile to his neighbor's lips and makes
htm drunk , " Senator Allen said. "Jar-
nier sleeps as ho ought to sleep in his
Senator Allen In closing told the
jury that if in their cool and sobe <
judgment they found Herman Boche
fuilty , they not only branded him as
4 criminal but they put a premium
en perjury mid licentiousness In Mad >
On several of the jurors Senator
Allen's address apparently made n
deep Impression. It was followed close'
iy by all.
Judge Jackson Closes.
Judge X. D. Jackson of Nellgh , en >
gaged as special counsel to assist In
the prosecution of Herman Boche , was
the last attorney to address the jury ,
His address covered about an hour'E '
time and was delivered in the evening ,
When he finished speaking a little be
fore 9 o'clock Judge Welch read hi ?
Instructions to the jury and then plac
ed Herman Boche's fate with the
Judge Jackson's address was con
tlse and effective.
Ho said In part :
"Tho right of liberty , the right to
property , the right to the pursuit ol
lappiness , the right to life are divine
rights and every function of govern'
went Is constructed with these rights
in view. Courts arc constituted to
maintain them and juries are called
is part of the court function.
"Juriefa were first picked from
among a man's neighbors , these sup
posed to know him best and to ho fa
miliar with the case. Now we searcli
for men who know nothing of the
charge. But in becoming jurors you
are not supposed to lose yourselves.
you are supposed to still be men with
the right of judgment. You are to har
monize those statements that you can
and to pass on the reliability of the
whcro the statements con
flict. Nor does the law of reasonable
doubt Interpose an unmoiintahlo bar
rier over which you cannot cross In
the exorcise of your Judgment.
"In a trial of this Importance much
uhhlHh accumulates , partly through
mrpoHo and partly thoughtlessly.
The state could not aulect the place
if n crime or pick Its witnesses. If
lornmn Hoclie In guilty ho selected
il own ground. The witnesses must
ho the associates of the man who com-
nits the crlmo and from them wo
nust search for the truth.
"Tho defense did not call anyone to
estlfy that the reputation of any of
ho Htato'B witnesses was had as to
veracity. Nor does the occupation of
man determine his reputation for
Edna Ingham was a part of the de
fense of this case. And other wit-
icssoH attacked were called by the de
fense and In this way were \ouchod
for by the attorneys for the defense.
"What of Krank Jarmor ? Ho may
not have been the kind of a man In
whom you would Impose the greatest
confidence. Hut he had the right to
live. Nor was it In the hands of the
defendant to punish Jarmor because
ho was a saloon-keeper.
"Tho defense claims that providence
directed this net of Herman Doche's.
Out I once went to Sunday school
and there I read an Injunction , "Thou
shall not kill. " It would have been hot
ter put to have said that Herman
Bocho having filled up with booze and
being prompted by the devil , flred
Malice Is presumed In purposeful
"Why didn't Jarraer take Boche
homo that morning ? Ho was Boche's
friend , why didn't ho take him homo !
This Is the question that the counsel
for the defense has boon reiterating
My dear friends that was Just what
Jarmer was trying to do.
"Herman Hocho hasn't claimed to
bo a saint. Ho doesn't look to me llko
a very weak-minded man. You have
seen him on the stand and you have
the right to decide whether he Is
strong minded , whether ho Is a saint
True Boche testified that he went to
church once. But Jarmer went to the
same church meeting. By the same
token if Bocho was a saint , Jarmer
was a saint.
"Jarmcr's saloon was Boche's saloon.
There he associated with the class of
men his counsel condemns.
"And then 'Red , ' ns ho is called , is
condemned because he permitted Her
man Boche to fire three shots without
Interfering. You saw 'Red' on the
stand and you saw Herman Boche.
\ou know that when Herman Boche
used his revolver ho was a dangerous
man. Why , it would have taken a half
a dozen men like Lee Vroman to have
put Herman Boche down on his knees.
"Bocho has been paraded before the
Jury by his defense as a coward. My
experience is that a coward Is the
most dangerous man on earth. With
Bocho holding that smoking gun I
don't know what I would have done.
Now when a man is assaulted ho
docs not set the standard to deter
mine whether or not his life was suf
ficiently in danger to Justify him shoot-
Ing. Testimony that Jarmer was a
powerful man has no connection with
Boche's defense because Boche swore
that ho did not know who was assault-
"It is finally conceded that Herman
Bochc is not Insane but that he has
an unbalanced mind. Ho has mental
Instability of the nervous system ,
sometimes more nervous than at other
times. How was he last May ? He
knew what his assailants were doing.
t He knew that he was assaulted. He
knew that he was robbed. He knew
that he reached in his pocket for his
revolver and shot. Was that mental
"It is now suggested that Boche
when he started off , started for home
as ho ought to have done , 'following
the road automatically. ' It is a little
peculiar that he took the right direc
tion 'automatically. ' Let's see how far
he went. Now Its fortunate that he
came 'to' In the night season or that
he hadn't kept 'to' when he started
home otherwise he might have been
arrested. Now isn't it a llttlo peculiar
that he woke up In that pig pen in the
night time when no one could see him ?
I suppose he woke up 'automatically. '
"Wo are challenged to say that Her
man Boche never took ? 7GO to Norfolk
and I am Inclined to accept the chal
lenge. Little things sometimes lead
to Important conclusions. Mrs. Boche
and I sympathize with her says
that Herman had the money , $ SOO. The
boy says that Boche counted the
money and put It in a purse with a
clasp. Now whllo on the stand for the
defense Emll Koehn testified that Her
man showed him a purse with a clasp
and said it held less than $100. That
couldn't stand. That boy was off the
bland twenty-four hours. He had
every chance to change his mind and
ho did. Now his mother had testified
that the purse was ono with a leather
strap. I draw the mantel of charity
over the testimony of that hoy. Ho
testified for his father. These things
show which way the wind is blowing.
"Herman Boche was very thought
ful of his property when he called for
security hut he came to the saloon at
10. How could he expect good secur
ity at that hour ?
"Now $ SOO meant n good deal to
Herman Boche. He know before he
left the premises of the resort that it
was gone. He knew with whom he
had associated. Frank Jarmer was
dead and no money was found on his
body. The story of Boche's deed was
public. Did he take any stops to have
anyone arrested ? These things con
vince me that Bocho lost only what he
spent for beer
"If Jarmer wanted to rob Bocho why
did ho delay It ?
"If Vroman wanted to rob Bocho
why didn't ho do It whoa they were
ulono In the side parlor ?
"Instead they nro supposed to have
waited until they got him outside ,
aroused and vicious , a most Inoppor
"Ono thing which Bocho docs not
deny Is enough to condemn him. Bocho
stood over Jarmer after ho was down
and fired two moro shots into the
body of prostrate Jnrmor , powerless
and helpless. There is no law on the
books or In common sense to justify
these last two shots.
"They tried to Impeach Lee Vroman.
Suppose ho had said that ho was going
to do all he could to help get Bocho In
the pen. Did ho say that ho would
do anything moro than what the law
reaulred him to ? "
Judge Jackson attacked Dr. Mac-
Ho then closed with a few remarks
to the jury.
Instructions to Jury.
District Judge Welch at once read
ils instructions to the jury. There
were thirty-four instructions In all.
) no stated that premeditation had not
been proven and that the Jury was
nstructcd not to bring in a verdict
for tlrst degree murder.
The Boche murder case then wont
to the Jury.
LEGAL BATTLE ROYAL
Now Being Waged In Madison In the
Boche Murder Trial.
Madison , Neb. , Fob. 28. From a
staff correspondent : Yesterday after
noon when Senator Allen , attorney for
Bochc , and Attorneys Koenlgsteln and
Jackson , prosecuting for the state ,
brushed over the attempt of the
county attorney to place Bocho'a re
volver In the hands of the jurymen ,
the legal battle of the Bocho murder
trial was formally opened. County
Attorney Koenlgsteln succeeded In
getting the gun over in the jury box
but it took thirty minutes to do it.
Senator Allen entered his objections
In the record.
With the gun incident In the records
and with the testimony of the defense
beginning , the legal contest between
the opposing attorneys pushed Into
the foreground. Then the trial at
Madison In addition to the dramatic
elements in its story developed into
a big legal battle.
The state presented its case in
simple outline. Its witnesses testified
that there had been no quarrel be
tween the men up to the time they
left the resort. Lee Vroman , eye wit
ness to all the details of the shooting ,
told that Jarmer was merely trying
to get Boche Into the cab when with
out provocation Boche thrust Jarmer
aside , flashed out a revolver and flred
three shots into the man's body. The
state contests the claim that Bocho
was "dead drunk" or that a struggle
or quarrel preceeded the shooting. A
good part of the state's efforts wore
devoted to establishing legally that
Jarmer was dead and that Boche had
The case of the defense is naturally
moro complicated. Its outline was
given Wednesday and Its foundation
laid yesterday. The defense attempts
to Impeach the testimony of the state's
eye witness , Vroman , to discredit his
testimony. And the defense attacks
the character of Jarmer , the dead
saloon keeper. This outline appears
in the Bocho case : Boche , Jarmer's
victim , drugged and drunk , robbery ,
resistance , a struggle , defense of pro
perty , justifiable homicide.
There has been months' of work
put in on the Boche defense. That Is
shown by the mass of Information in
the grasp of Boche's attorneys , the
witnesses on their lists , the outline
and structure and completeness of
The Boche trial is a big murder
trial , a big legal battle just now the
center of the stage In this section.
Everyone connected with the big case
is on a strain.
Herman Boche , on trial for his life
for all that ho sits there stiff and stolid
is under a terrible strain. Boche's
hair is fast turning gray. Those
gray streaks have been coming , it is
said , since his present trouble started.
Bocho was upset by his brother's
tragic drowning on the eve of his trial.
It is rumored that Herman Bochc be
lieves that his brother committed
At Herman's side is his wife. She
has not missed a minute of the trial
and It is all heavy upon her.
Boche faces a long table in the
court room. On one side sit M. D.
Tyler , Burt Mapes and former United
States Senator William V. Allen , the
lawyers who are defending him , and
on the other side of the table are
County Attorney Jack Koenigstein and
Judge N. D. Jackson of Nellgh , prose
cutors. On the bench is District Judge
A. A. Welch. Just a llttlo to one side
is Court Reporter William Powers and
right next to him and adjacent to the
ralled-in Jury , the witness tsand. Dis
trict Clerk Flelds _ has his desk be
tween Judge Welch and the clerk's '
ofllce , now filled with witnesses.
With Herman Bocho occasslonally
but most of the time in the witness
room is Mrs. Gus Hanska of Wake-
Held , his sister. Carl Sorg , a brother-
in-law , has stood by Boche and Carl
Relche is also down at Madison.
Until today Herman Bocho's sons
had not been to the court room. Fred
Boche , a cousin , the Madison county
giant , was also sent for last night.
Mrs. Frank Jarmer , the widow of
the man Herman Bocho killed , came
to Madison yesterday.
So the trial goes. on. The lawyers
clash oftener as It advances , the wit
nesses get less and less mercy , the
lawyers gather nrouud the reporter's
desk moro and moro frequently to dic
tate long exceptions to the judge's
And out in the crowd men nro wager
ing on the result.
Yesterday the crowd forgot Itself
again and laughed. It was a funny
point the wltnesH made but the crowd
laughed out loud. Tiio judge rapped
for order. Senator Allen asked that
the "demonstration" bo entered In the
court records. Judge Welch consent
ed , designating It as A "alight mani
festation of amusement. "
Senator Allen was provoked at the
laughter. As ho complained to the
Judge he said : "This Is not a town
caucus for men to como In and laugh.
It Is not a dog light. "
The big crowd which has packed
the court room has been orderly.
LITTLE MISTAKE OFTEN FATAL
Wrong Date In Jarmer License May
Have Had Dramatic Meaning.
As the Bocho murder trial at Madi
son has yielded up fragment by frag
ment the story of that May day killing
the spectators have marvelled , as they
always do when such stories nro told ,
at the very serious role in the life of
: ho world that is played by the llttlo
things , the minor details of every day
existence , apparently unimportant in
themselves at the time of their passIng -
Ing , but oftentimes of mighty and ever
A false step hero or there , an er
roneous stroke of the pen , a llttlo de
tail left undone or neglected In orcll
nary every day common place inci
dents and lives often pay the penal
tics , families are broken up , the whole
complcxiou of community life Is al
tered and sometimes mixed with trng
cdy that , wore humans gifted with
foresight , might , by a simple touch
hero or there , have been altogether
Such n trial as this impresses upon
spectators the fatality of chance and
the Irony of fate. It tends to empha
size the fact that life's tragedies and
life's bloodshed hinge , more frequent
ly than not upon little trivial mistakes
which might just as easily not have
been made at all.
Ono bit of testimony that showing
that a mistake had been made In issu
ing Jarmer's saloon license and that
ho really ought to have had several
days moro In which to secure license
money tended to drive homo with
dramatic intensity to all who sat In
the courtroom , the serious consequences
quences , oft-times tragic , which may
attach to the slightest detail of a busl
ness transaction , and more partlcu
larly to business matters Involving
the making out and signing of legal
documents , even those that seem at
the tlmo comparatively unimportant
The theory of the defense in the
Boche case is that Jarmer needed li
cense money May 1 with which to re
new his license. He had no money.
And so , the defense argues , he was
willing to take desperate chances to
get money -without borrowing it. And
the defense claims that it was in try
ing to rob Boche that Jarmer was
Men's minds are queer things and
the study of them brings out interestIng -
Ing conclusions. Who , for instance ,
can say what might have happened if
Jarmer had had six more days in which
to secure money for the renewal of
his license ? Who shall say that in
those six days many things can hap
pen In six days , sometimes Jarmer
might not have chanced upon a pur
chaser and sold out his saloon ? Who
shall say that some brewery might not
have come to his rescue ?
Who is to say that something might
not have happened nobody knows
during those six days , If Jarmer had
not thought he must get money by
May 1 , to have prevented that May
morning tragedy ? What might not
have Interfered to save Jarmer's life ,
to save Herman Boche's murder trial
and whatever shall be his fate , to save
Madison county a tremendous expense ,
to save Norfolk from another stain of
human blood ?
And who knows what effect the pre
venting of that murder might have
had upon the late William Boche ,
brother of the accused murderer ,
whose dead body was found In the
Elkhorn on the eve of the trial and
whom Herman Boche believes to have
What anguish , what suffering might
have been saved In three homes , if
that killing had not occurred !
But would the murder have been
prevented if Jarmer had been given ,
as he ought to have been given , six
more days in which to raise license
money ? Aye , there's the rub.
It was through an error of the city
clerk two years ago In making out sa
loon licenses , that the date of April
30 was set down as the time when the
licence should expire. Correctly , the
license should not have expired until
May o , the end of the municipal year.
The saloon men , therefore , paid their
year's license money for a license
which was cut short by about a week
of the time that they were entitled to.
Their bonds were made out In accord
ance with the licenses , so that for a
tlmo there was serious question as to
whether the saloons could remain
open during the time between April
30 and May 7. Some went on the
theory that the city council could meet
May 1 and grant new licenses , begin
ning with that date. Jarmer was un
der that Impression , although it was
Jarmer believed that he must have
money by May 1 to renew his license.
That was the date which his erron
eous license set and , the mistake hav
ing been made , that date had to bo
abided by. Jarmer was bankrupt at
that time. Settlement of his estate
gave creditors seventeen percent of
money duo them. And so the defense
claims that , desperate for money with
which to pay for his license on May
1 , Jarmer conceived the plan of drug
ging and robbing Boche as the easiest
way of getting the cash This is the
theory of the defense in Justification
of the killing.
And BO an Intensely dramatic Inter
est attached the testimony of the city
clerk when ho went on the stand to
tell about the Jarmor license , how It
had been dated wrong and how Jar
mor had spoken of the renewal.
For who can say that In that extra
week to which Jnrmor was entitled on
his expiring license , something might
not have transpired to have prevented
the whole terrible tragedy and all Its
equally terrible coiifiequencos ? Who
ahull any but this , llko many another
perplexing question In life , will never
bo answered and no man shall over
know what might or what might not
have taken place In these six addi
ONLY 2,000 TONS FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION -
AND THE HARVEST IS ENDED
Norfolk Housewives Will Have to Pay
Considerably More Next Summer for
Ice , It Is Said , and Frozen Aqua
Will be Scarce at That.
Mnrch 1 , counted by most people as
the beginning of spring , will see the
total Ice supply for general consump
tion In Norfolk limited to less than
2,000 , tons of ice. The regular con
sumption In Norfolk furnishes a de
mand for about twice that much ice.
The situation spells something of an
The Ice gathering season is believed
to bo over. G. W. Schwenk , who suc
ceeded In getting al > oiit 800 tons of
ice into his big ice house from the
Bocho slough south of Norfolk , has
found that supply of Ice at an end.
The slough Ice Is now about five
Inches thick and is said to be going
Norfolk people who have been able
to cut down on their coal bill this year
will either add to their savings by goIng -
Ing without ice or drop the coal econ
omy money in the ice box. The price
of ice will have to be higher this sum
mer , In fact will be considerably
Mr. Schwenk has been commended
for his energetic attempt to retrieve
the situation when the river supply
failed him by putting a big force of
men and teams to work down on the
Boche slough. The additional expense
Involved was of course considerable
and there was the chance that the
river might still freeze.
J. H. Johannes , grand secretary of
the Sons of Hermann In Nebraska ,
who died recently at his home in Co
lumbus , was a man well known In
Norfolk and with a large acquaint
ance throughout north Nebraska. As
editor of the "Nebraska Bieno" and
as state secretary of that typical Ger
man order , the Sons of Hermann , Mr.
Johannes was a prominent figure
among the German-American citizens
He was born in Grossenkneten , Old
enburg , Germany , on August 2 , 1867.
He came to America in 1884 , working
for a short time on a farm at Silver
Creek. He went to Columbus In 1889.
In 1895 he published a German paper
in Fremont. The next year he re
turned to Columbus , where he became
connected with the "Nebraska Biene , "
first as reporter and then in 1898 as
editor and owner.
Mr. Johannes was married on De
cember C , 1891 , in Columbus to Miss
Louise Franke. His wife and six chil
dren , three sons and three daughters ,
survive him. His father and four sis
ters still live in Germany.
After a severe Illness lasting sev
eral weeks death called at the Jo
hannes homo on February 12 , 1908.
He was forty years old.
In addition to being grand secretary
of the Sons of Hermann Mr. Johannes
belonged to the Masons , the Royal
Highlanders , the Modern Woodmen of
America and the Woodmen of the
Many Norfolk lodgemen attended
the funeral in Columbus on February
15 , 1908. In addition to100 members
of the Sons of Hermann , the funeral
was attended < jy the mayor , the coun-
oilmen and the fire department of Co
lumbus. Rev. Mr. Neumarker preached
Charles Rhode of Columbus suc
ceeds Mr. Johannes as grand secre
tary of the state lodge.
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MADISON COUNTY CONVENTION
IS LAST ONE FOR FOUR YEARS
Under the New Primary Law , There
Will Not be Another County Conven
tion Until the Next Presidential
Campaign In 1011 ,
Madison county republicans hold
their leap year county convention at
Battle Crook Saturday afternoon on
the odd day of the year , the twenty-
ninth of February.
For three long years the twenty-
ninth of February will be missing from
the calendar of the year and for three
long years county conventions will bo
missing from the political calendar.
The Nebraska legislature has de
creed that county conventions shall be
as rare as the twenty-ninth of Febru
ary and the chance that brought the
two on the same day gives an oppor
tunity to bid a long good-byo to both.
Neither will como again for four years.
It bolng permissible under the now
primary law to hold county conven
tions only to select delegations to the
conventions that pick the delegates
who represent Nebraska at the na
Sentiment Is All For Taft.
There Isn't any question that the
Battle Crook convention will bo a Taft
convention. The big war secretary Is
as strong over the county as ho Is In
Wednesday evening the Madison re
publicans met In caucus and named a
Taft delegation : George Richardson ,
Frank A. Peterson , C. S. Smith , F. P.
Prince , C. S. Snyder , Chris Schavland ,
A. M. Cunningham , U. D. Mathews , W.
C. Elloy , L. G. Bley , James Nichols
and S. C. Blackmail.
The Battle Crook convention will be
called to order at 1 p. m. by C. A.
Smith of Tildcu , chairman of the coun
ty central committee. The business
of the convention will be to select two
delegations of fifteen delegates each
to the Norfolk congressional conven
tion and the Omaha state convention.
Several familiar convention figures
may be missing from the Battle Creek
convention on account of the Boche
murder trial at Madison which will
probably hold Madison county attor
neys away from Battle Creek.
ENTERTAIN CREIGHTON MEMBER
Beulah Chapter , Eastern Star , Hostess
at Special Meeting.
Beulah chapter , Eastern Star , last
night entertained thirty members of
the Crelghton lodge and about ten oth
er visitors. In all there were about
seventy-six persons present. Degrees
were conferred , after which a three-
course supper was served. The visit
ors were entertained In Norfolk homes.
"Wo had Just a Joe dandy time , " said
one member , "and that's all there Is
to it. " The hall was beautifully dec
orated in the lodge colors.
Among these present from Crelgh
ton were : Mr. and Mrs. George Hanks ,
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond , Mr. and Mrs.
Kirk , Mr. and Mrs. Blank , Mr. and
Mrs. Philbrick , Mr. and Mrs. Paul , Mr.
and Mrs. Stockwell , Mrs. Ayers , Mrs.
Cheney , Mrs. Scott , Mrs. B. Fox , sr. ,
Mrs. B. Fox , Jr. , Mrs. Cobble , Mrs. Wai-
ton , Mrs. Brown , Mrs. Sears , Miss
Charles , Miss Raymond , Miss Antrim ,
Mr. Bruce , Mr. Hanks.
There were clever toasts by Rev. Dr.
Ray , Mr. Bruce , Mr. Kirk , Mr. Raymond
mend , Mrs. George Hanks.
PROFESSOR LAWRENCE BRUNER.
Nebraska Man Who Has Made a Na
tional Success of His Line.
Nellgh Register : Mrs. Fonetta Mon
roe and Miss Lily Bruner stopped over
one day this week to visit old West
Pointers now living nt Nellgh. The
ladies are sisters of Professor Law
rence Bruner , head of the department
of entomology of the state university
at Lincoln. They were on their way
to the old home at West Point from
the Bruner ranch near Swan P. O. In
southwestern Holt county. Sixteen
years ago when the government de
cided to try the culture of various va
rieties of pine trees on the sand hills
of western Nebraska , Prof. Bruner in
duced the authorities to use the Holt
county ranch ns ono of the localities
for the experiment. His offer was ac
cepted and at the present time the
trees are Immense when compared
with the seedlings which were set out
at that time. The trees are from thir
ty to forty feet high and within a few
years valuable lumber may be cut from
them. Upon the success of similar
experiments many thousand acres will
be planted to pine trees In western
Nebraska by the government. The
work Is In the hands of government
foresters and professors from the for
estry department of the state univer
sity. Students taking the forestry
course nt Lincoln spend many weeks
each summer helping with the work
on these government reserves. It was
Prof. Brunor whom President McKinley -
ley selected to aid the government of
Argentine , S. A. , In the destruction of
the grass hopper pest. For three or
four seasons the farmers of the whole
country had lost their wheat crop from
the devastations of grass hoppers and
the condition of the populace rendered
the situation extremely alarming.
European countries as well as the
United States were appealed to for
aid as the local scientists were utterly
unable to cope with the pest. At last
Prof. Brunei1 , whoso work ns an em-
plojo of the t'nitfd StnU > s di-partnu-nt
of agriculture bad long ago made him-
bi If fatuuus \ \ a M U etc ( ] as the ono
man able to nn < U r thf assistance do-
i n ul He rendlfj obtained a year's
lcau > of al cnco from his professor-
DRUGGISTS HEAR MUCH PRAISE
RECIPE EASILY MIXED AT HOME
Lots of Men niul Women Here Had
the Simple Homc-Mnde Mixture
Prepared , Says Druggist Drink
Plenty of Water.
Seine remarkable slorlt'H nro being
told about town and among the coun
try people roiiiliiK In of this Hlmplo
home-made mixture curing rheuma
tism niul kidney trouble. Here Is the
recipe and directions for taking : Mix
by Blinking well In a bottle one-half
ounce fluid extract dandelion , ono
ounce compound Itnrgon , three ounces
compound H.vnip mirsnparllln. Take
as a dose ono toanpoonful after meals
and nt bedtime.
No change need bo made In your
usual diet , but drink plenty of good
This mixture , wiltes ono authority
In a leading Philadelphia newspaper ,
has a peculiar tonic effect upon the
klduo.NH ; cleansing the cloggod-up
pores of the ollmlnatlvo tissues , forc
ing the kldiieya to sift and strain from
the blood the uric acid and ether poi-
sonoiiH waste matter , overcoming rheu
matism , bladder and urinary troubles
In a short while.
A Now York druggist who has had
hundreds of calls for these Ingredients
since the first announcement In the
newspapers last October stated that
thi > people who once try it "swear by
It , " especially theRe who have urinary
and kidney trouble and suffer with
The druggists In this neighborhood
say they can supply the Ingredients ,
which are easily mixed nt homo.
There Is said to bo no better blood-
cleansing agent or system tonic
known , and certainly none moro harm
less or simple to use.
ship and sailed at once for South
America. On reaching Buenos Ayrca
Prof. Bruner organized the scientists
of the country to take up the work
systematically. After a germ dlHeaao
was discovered which wan fatal to this
particular species of hopper , numerous
specimens wore captured and innocu-
latcd with the germ. Soon thoHO be
came mighty sick grass hoppers and
on being liberated In different parts
of the country transmitted the disease
to their associates. Soon millions of
grass hoppers became victims of the
disease until great drifts of the dead
were piled up along the fence like so
much snow. After the good work was
accomplished the professor returned to
Lincoln and modestly took up the
duties of his professorship again.
Something you have for somothlnTe
you want and the "fee" for the trade
Is the cost of a want nd.
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