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CHE NORFOLK WEEKLY NUVVS-JOURNAL : FRIDAY , AIMU 3 1U03.
NOnTH DEND , 8TANTON AND
OAKDALE TAKE FIRST.
ANNUAL ORATORICAL CONTEST
Second Places Go to Arlington * Norfolk -
folk and West Point , With Third to
Scrlbncr Large Attendance at the
Auditorium Wednesday Evening.
Flriil prize , oratorical claHS , Milo
HuwkltiH , Nurth Ilond.
Firm prize , dramatic class , Miss
Anniili Vasholz , Stanton.
First prize , liuinorouH class , Miss
Illanch Putney , Oakdalo.
Hecond prl/.o , oratorical class , Ivan
Mitchell , Arllnuton.
Second prize , dranintlc class , Mltis
J/iulHo Cook , Norfolk.
Second prize , humorous class , Miss
Mildred Wostoupnl , West Point.
Third prize , dramatic class , MlsB
Jxitha HUSH , Scrlbticr.
North Bend. Stanton and Oakdale
shared JlrHt honors thlu year In the
annual content of the North Nebraska
High School Declamatory contest held
Wcdncwlay evening in the Norfolk
Auditorium. Fifteen contestants ap
peared this year representing leading
Llgh schools of the north section of
the state and the program as In pre
vious years svas one of unusual merit.
Norfolk , represented by Miss Louise
Cook , won the second place In the
dramatic class. The other medal win
ners' came from Arlington , West
Point and Scrllmer. Of the seven
gold medals awarded five were won
by young ladles.
The theatru was packed with
friends and partisans of the young
men and women who appeared on the
program us contestants. MUny of the
schools Bent largo delegations , deco
rated with school colors and pennants.
The largest of these delegations came
from Stanton hut other school "yells"
also rang through the Auditorium and
all of the young people were encour
aged with friendly applause. The
program lasted until nearly midnight
and was followed closely.
A piano solo rendered by Miss Car-
rlo Thompson was well received. It
marked the beginning of the evening's
program. The Invocation was pro
nounced b'y llov. .1. M. Hinds , pastor
of the Second Congregational church
It was followed by a very pleasing se
lection given by a chorus of fourteei
high school girls. The number me ,
with a hearty reception. Later In tin.
program Miss Marion Gow appearci
with a violin solo very capably given
Oscar Schavland , a Madison musician
of ability , gave the final musical num
ber , a piano solo.
Clear articulation nnd a dramatic
story well told won first rank for Mlle
Hawkins of North Bend in the era
toilcal class. His selection was "Spar
tacus to the Gladiators at Capua. '
John Hay's oration on William Me
Klnley delivered with considerable
force brought second honors to Ivan
Mitchell of Arlington.
\ Eight representatives appeared in
the dramatic class nnd the contest
v.U8 unusually close. Two numbers ,
"Bobble Shaftoe" and "Ole Mlstls , "
nere twice on the program. The last
piece won third place In the list for
Miss Letha Ross , Scrlbner's represen
tative , whose rendition of the piece
made her a favorite with many In the
audience. Miss Annan Vasholz of
Stanton won first honors In this class
by her ability to emphasize the dra
matic features of "Tho Ride of Lilly
Servosse , " which she gave with feel
ing and effect. Miss Louise Cook of
the Norfolk high school earned second
honors by the very excellent delivery
of "As the Moon Rose , " a story of
the dramatic triumph of a girl's love
in a wild ride. Miss Cook's gestures
were unusually well carried out. Her
totce was clear and pleasing.
The moment that Miss Blanch Put
ney stepped upon the stage the audi
ence was captured. Her selection was
jm amusing monologue of an Irrepres
sible and absolutely unconventional
tittlo girl called "Naughty Zell. " The
aaturalncss with which Miss Putney ,
who comes from the Oakdalo high
school , entered Into the varying sltuat-
lions In her little sketch showed her
to be not only clever but possessed of
natural art as an actress.
"Six Love Letters , " calling three
7ery different characters Into play ,
demanded a variety of dramatic abil
ity. It was by possessing this ability
that Miss Mildred Wostoupal of West
I'olnt gained second place In the hu
The seven , medal winners were
forced to look close to their honors
ior they were closely pressed. In the
oratorical class Alton Belong of Hart-
ington with his clear distinct delivery
of the tribute to Toussalnt L'Ouver-
ture won many supporters who would
tiavc liked to have seen him honored.
In the dramatic class Miss Mona
Kirk of Beemer and Miss Ora Slgler
of Schuyler gave two Interesting Inter
pretations of "Bobble Shaftoe , " a
piece which two young ladles gave in
last year's contest. Miss Ross of
Scrlbner won third place with a splen
did interpretation of "Ole Mlstls" and
she was pressed close by Miss Ellen
Vollstedt of Madison who used the
same selection. "Sklmpsey" showed
Miss Lenoro Hertert of Pierce to be
i versatile young lady and a very
capable reader of lines. Kirk Rlley
of Wisner , the only young man who
sought honors in this class , portrayed
in a clear-cut fashion "The Chariot
Eace" in Bon Hair.
Miss Mao Shippeo from the Tllden
high school brought down the house
with "In the Tolls of the Enemy , " in
wh-'ch ' she portrayed an amusing sit
nation in an interesting way. Arthur
Sillier of Atkinson also developed a
IdleulouH Hltuiitton In "Mr . Follwiy'H
JurKlar Alarm. " Ho showed outlaid' *
The JudKOB of the i > veiling were :
Oratorical clnsH : llov. John M. Hinds
if Norfolk , Superintendent ! * Welch of
Stunton and Arnot of Schuyler. judges.
Superintendent Urcon cf : Tildon. ref-
roe ; dramatic class : Suporlnton-
Icnts Campbell of West I'olnt nnd
Mohrmann of AtkliiHon and Hon. John
I. Hays of Norfolk , Judges , Miss
ayno , principal of the Norfolk high
Hchool , referee ; humorous class , Sti-
terlntendunts Fisher of Beuuer and
\\Vlch of Stanlon and Mias Donolson ,
iLlnclpul of the Madison high school ,
utlgoH. Mrs. Wilson , principal of the
scrlbnor high school , referee.
Superintendent J. A. Doremns of
Madison , president of the declamatory
iHHoclntlon , presided over the meet *
The old olllcers of the North No-
iraska High School Declamtaory as
sociation , President J. A. Doremus of
Madison , Vlco President E. J. Bod-
veil of Norfolk and Secrotary-Troos-
irer W. T. Stockdalo of Wisner , were
e-olectetl at the annual business moot-
ng of the association in Norfolk
The meeting voted two changes in
the constltulon. It was decided to In
crease the possible number of con
testants In the dramatic class from
eight to ton. It was also voted to pay
the expenses of the district represen
tatives to the state contest In case the
receipts at the state contest proved
TENDERED TO THE TRAVELING
MEN OF NORFOLK.
TO BE HELD SATURDAY EVENING
Will Mark Deserved Compliment to
the Traveling Men and at the Same
Time Inaugurate Regular Quarterly
Meetings of the Club.
The quarterly meeting of the Nor
folk Commercial club will bo held
next Saturday evening at the city
hall , the meeting taking on the form
of a smoker given complimentary to
the traveling men of Norfolk. The
smoker will not begin until 9 p. in. ,
the hour having been set rather late
to permit Norfolk business men to
The meeting Saturday evening will
not only represent a pretty and en
tirely deserved compliment to the
travelers but It will mark an inovation
In that It will Introduce the first of
the regular quarterly meetings which
are provided for In the Commercial
club's constitution and which the club
now Intends to hold regularly.
Norfolk men who go to the city hall
Saturday evening will not only enjoy
he Informal features of the smoker
but they wljl be brought In close touch
vlth the Commercial club and Its
vork. The officers and directors of
he club will toll what has been done
and will outlines briefly what they
lope to accomplish In the near future.
The Invitation to the quarterly meet-
ng Is general. Every member of the
Commercial club , every Norfolk
aislness man , every citizen who has
the Interest of Norfolk at heart ,
everyone who Intends to join the new
Commercial club auxiliary are asked
o show Interest in Norfolk by at
tending the quarterly meeting and
As for the traveling men's smoker
.hat has been something that the club
has had In mind for some time. It
will be given to show Norfolk's appre
ciation of and good will for the local
LEMON LAND DISTRICT.
Senator Gamble's Bill Passes the
Washington , March 31. Senator
Gamble's bill creating what Is to be
known as the Lemon land district In
South Dakota passed the senate yes
terday , notwithstanding the objections
made to Its consideration by Senator
Nelson of Minnesota , who privately
admitted that he was acting on behalf
of Senator Kittredge during the lat-
ter's absence from the senate. When
the bill was reached on the calendar
Senator Gamble took occasion to give
some official history in connection
therewith. The bill was favorably re
ported from the committee on public
lands on Pebruarv 5. but was held un
at Kittredge's request for tlma to con
sult with the North Dakota senators
with relation to the inclusion of cer
tain lands in that state In the pro
posed Lemon district.
Senator Gamble told the senate that
ho had consulted with Senators Hans-
brough and McCumber of North Da
kota , and that they were emphatic In
their support of the measure as it
stood. In view of this situation he
asked for consideration of the bill im
mediately. Senator Nelson , as stated
above , objected , and on a vote being
taken the senate decided to take up
the measure and after an explanation
of Its terms the bill was passed.
The bill in question creating the
Lemon land district will cover about
3.000,000 acres in the northern part of
Butte county and about 250,000 acres
In the northern part of Schnasz county
and part of Boreman county. The
bill has been changed only In one par
ticular , placing the lands Included
within the Standing Rock Indian res
ervation , which Is shortly to be opened
for settlement and adjacent to the
Milwaukee railroad within this newly
created land district , which will era-
brace all told about 3,500,000 acres.
Senator Gamble felt considerably elat
ed over the passage of the bill.
WORK HAS BEEN BEGUN ON
THREE NEW BUILDINGS.
WILL REQUIRE ALL SUMMER
It Is Not Expected theNew , Buildings
Will be Ready For Occupancy Before
Fall or Winter W. G. Mertcn of
Emerson Has Contract.
Ground was broken yesterday for
the construction of three now build
ings at the Norfolk hospital for insane.
The buildings are being constructed
under an appropriation authorized by
the last legislature , and consist of a
cottngo for men costing ? 23GOO , an
Infirmary for women costing $05,030
and a store house costing $4GOO. They
are to bo constructed of stone and
brick. W. G. Morten of Emerson has
the contract for erecting these build
ings. It Is not expected that the new
buildings will bo ready for occupancy
before fall or winter.
Good grades of sand and gravel have
been found on the hospital grounds ,
and these two Items will materially
assist the contractor in a financial
way , as the cost of these two big
Items of expense will now bo much
less than was expected.
During the construction period , the
workmen on the building will bo
boarded at the hospital , meals being
served at the building and sleeping
accommodations being provided at the
Osborn home , a short distance away ,
which is now under control of the hos
Father Tevls Is In Clearwater.
Mrs. E. O. Mount returned last even
ing from a visit to Lincoln.
I. Conner of Omaha Is In Norfolk on
a visit with his daughter , Mrs. W. P.
Mrs. A. B. Lane of Council Bluffs is
In Norfolk , the guest of Mrs. Fred
Mrs. II. L. Snyder and Mrs. M. C.
Ilazen went to Omaha at noon for a
County Clerk George Richardson
was up from Madison on business
Miss Eva Jack of Madison and Miss
Dora Green of Hoskins are the guests
of Miss May Schwenk.
Miss Lizzie Schraui , who Is teach
ing school at Pierce , came homo
Wednesday to attend the teachers'
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Maylard and Mrs.
J. C. Stltt left at noon for Lincoln.
They will also visit Omaha , returning
to Norfolk Sunday.
Miss Lulu Durland , wtio Is teaching
school at Oakdale , and Miss Lucllo
Durland of Plalnvlew , are In Norfolk
to attend the teachers' association and
are guests at the home of the Misses
F. G. Simmons , deputy grand master
tor workman of the A. O. U. W. , who
has been at work hero for the past
three weeks , left over the Union Pa
cific for Lexington , where ho will
work for a period.
Dr. P. H. Salter was in Wlnslde yes
Mrs. C. H. Reynolds went to Omaha
Mrs. Glennle Compton of Crelghton
was called to Norfolk by the death of
her grandmother , Mrs. A. F. Tanne
Mrs. F. G. Walters went to Battle
Creek today to visit her father and
Mrs. D. Chambers of Gregory , S. D.
Is In Norfolk on a visit with Mrs. Rob
J. S. Mathewson and Chris Ander
son returned yesterday from a duck
hunting trip to Newport.
H. S. Knapp , manager of the Nor
folk jewelry company , has been in
Omaha on a business visit.
Mrs. E. A. Garllchs of North Platte
was called to Norfolk by the fatal ill
ness of her mother , Mrs. A. F. Tan
Miss Amy Paine , principal of the
high school , will have the members o
the senior class for her guests nex
Herbert Wichmann is Ul with the
Born to Mr. and TMrs. August Ar
nekie , a daughter.
A bunch of firecrackers , exploded on
Norfolk avenue yesterday afternoon
created such an unusual amount o
noise that a runaway nearly resulted
Paul Wetzel , who Is In nn Omaha
hosnltal recoverlnc from the effect
of a recent operation , will probably
not return to Norfolk for three or fou
District court In Knox county wll
convene on Apill 8 Instead of Aprl
C , Judge Welch postponing court two
days on account of the town and cit >
elections falling on Tuesday.
Norfolk city schools were dlsmlsset
Wednesday afternoon for a two days
vacation. The usual spring vacation
will bo missing from the school cal
endar this spring , the school adjourn
ment for Thursday and Friday beln
on account of the teachers' conven
tlon in this city.
Superintendent C. H. Reynolds hel
a conference yesterday with local tral
and engtnemen of the Northwester :
the subject of the conference bein
the new federal slxteen-hour law. Th
meeting was held In a passenger coac
in order to get all the men together
The Northwestern has been workln
In compliance with the slxteen-hou
law for several months , the purpos
of the meeting yesterday being to glv
the men n correct understanding o
various points connected with the law
The conference developed that mos
of the men already had n pretty clea
conception of most of the features o
the now law.
The Observer : Another magiilflcen
waterfall Is found ten miles east of
Valentine. This IK known as the
iVrlknroo fall , nnd whllo there In not
a very large thread of water the fall
Is one of the loftiest in the United
Stales. Thcro are two pluimcs here ,
the first of eighty-live foot and the
second of about twenty feet. The
water leaps over a wall of ArlUnreo
sandstone hero and dashes Into a
beautiful spray as remarkable almost
as the celebrated IHldal Veil In the
Yosomlto valley. Seen on a Bummer
morning , from below , with HH back
ground of vino-covered rocks crested
with a ridge of pines this fall IK a
picturesque bit of scenery .and well
worthy of greater note than the people
ple of the state have given It. There
are a number of waterfalls along Hat
creek in Sioux county , but the Observ
er has never had opportunity to visit
these. Southwest of Valentine , how
ever , In the same Arlknree sandstone
formation there is a plunge of twelve
feet or more , called Schllogcl's Fall ,
which Is fifty feet wide. The stream
at this place Is hidden by a dense
growth which renders InconsplclouB
n otherwise attractive natural feat-
ro of the state.
FAILED TO SHOW UP FOR WRESTLING -
BETTER MAN AS SUBSTITUTE
'Lucky Bill" Crandall of Geddes , S.
D. , Challenger of Oscar Wascm , Got
Cold Feet and Sent Chris Pierce to
Away up In South Dakota dwells
'Lucky Bill" Crandall , champion mid-
llowelght wrestler of Geddes , his home
Down In Nebraska Is Oscar Wasem ,
vho failed to throw "Lucky Bill" at
ho Auditorium Tuesday evening for
ho very good reason that Bill was not
here to be thrown.
In Norfolk there are some 200 peo-
ile who saw the best wrestling match
ot witnessed on the Norfolk mat when
Dscar Wasem got two straight falls
from Chris Pierce of Tacoma , Wash. ,
Tuesday evening at the Auditorium.
And "Lucky Bill , " challenger of the
winner of the Wasem-Downs match
still dwells away up on the prairies
if South Dakota , with his fair reputa-
, lon unstained with a defeat at the
lands of Wasem.
Norfolk people who saw the Wasem
Pierce match had no complaint to
utter when at the close of the contest
they were told by Oscar Wasem him
self that he had wrestled not with
'Lucky Bill" as advertised but with
Chris Pierce , a Washington wrestler
whom "Lucky Bill" had sent as a sub
Pierce came to Norfolk ostensibly
as Crandall's manager and announcet
the arrival of the South Dakota hero
But with evening came no Bill. Then
Pierce confessed. He himself was all
the "Lucky Bill" there was In Nor
folk , having arranged with the original
Bill to do substitute duty when the
Geddes man got cold feet at his Ne
Pierce Is a wrestler of skill , muscle
uid weight. He towered above Wasem
and he took the aggressive In both
The contest Tuesday evening was a
rougher , more open match than any
yet wrestled In Norfolk. Both men
were strained to the utmost and Was
em was put closer to the test than ever
before in Norfolk.
The match was slow In starting on
account of the "Lucky Bill" fiasco. I
was 9:20 : before Wasem consented to
go against Pierce. Pierce was easily
seen to be a better man , at leas
physically , than "Lucky Bill" was nl
leged to be. The match on , the crowd
was enthusiastic from the start. The
men were less on the mat and there
was moro dash and display of bodily
strength than usual.
Wasem gained the first fall only af
ter twenty-five minutes , Ho won ou
on a scissor on the body followed by
an arm lock. The second fall was
secured by Wasem In twelve minutes
and twenty seconds.
The result announced by "Kid" Jen
sen , the referee , Wasem stepped to
the front nnd told of the trick played
by the Geddes man.
This Is the second time that Lucky
Bill has failed to make good on a
challenge to Wasem. Wasom prom
Ised to go after the Geddes wrestle
As a preliminary Jack Downs took
two falls from Bill Walton In six and
a half and three minutes.
TRY TO CALL OFF BOYCOTT.
Preacher and Saloon Men Unite and
Try to Settle Internal Strife.
Carroll , Neb. , April 2. Because th
municipal campaign has caused bitter
ness and boycotting among the peopl
of Carroll , Rev. E , E. Carter , pastor o
the Methodist Episcopal church , an
Rohder and Walden , saloonmcn , hav
jointly published the following state
ment signed by themselves :
"It has come to our attention tha
there is a disposition on the part o
some to boycott Individual firms wh
are of opposite opinion on the matte
of licensing a saloon , Internal strif
is something that must be avoided
As individuals wo personally feel tha
our causes are Just and right and w
will use all honorable means at ou
hands to further the success of th
same. But with that the matter wll
drop on our parts and we do urge fo
all concerned that every fair mlnde <
man \\111 exert his Influence to pro
mote ard secure the object of thl
communication , viz , , harmony In th
business circles of Carroll , regardles
of the result of the coming munlclpa
E. A. BULLOCK EXPLAINS WHY
HE WENT TO LINCOLN.
N SEARCH OF INFORMATION
Was Not at Lincoln to Discuss Jobbing
Rates , But Went to Help Mr. Drome
Investigate Local Conditions In Nor
E. A. Bullock returned from Lincoln
list night nnd claims the dispatch from
,1 n coin to The News yesterday as to
Is mission to Lincoln was misleading.
Ho says that he nor the gentlemen
vlth him were there to consult com-
Usslon in "regard to securing better
obblng rates" and surely the cominls-
Ion nro not being treated fairly In
aylng that "the effort will probably
be successful. " "I was asked to meet
Mr. Brome nud help him Investigate
he local conditions and It was thought
hat the commission would bo In pos-
esslon of all the Information that was
"As far as our jobblhg rates are con
cerned the Northwestern gave us
ates two years ago which we com-
mred with similar rates given to Has-
Ings and Grand Island and found just
as I have always claimed , that ours
was as good as far as they go. "
"The Northwestern , I think , will be
glad to extend It to the other classes
hat were not included before if it can
jo done and not prejudice them before
.ho commission as regards some other
ate at some other place. "
"Of course , when you compare our
lobbing rotes with those given Lin
coln that's different. How this Is
going to be cured Is a problem too
deep for them all. The right way
would bo for the Lincoln rates to be
raised , but whether It can be done or
not Is another question. "
"The Lincoln rates should be raised
for the reason that If a distance tariff
was constructed on the basis that the
rates given Lincoln were reasonable ,
: he roads of the state would not be
able to pay operating expenses.
"The railroad commission arc very
: msy. Everybody with a real or fan
cied grievance Is there with his tale
"We talked very little with the com
mission as the Nebraska Telephone
company was there , and also a street
railway 'bunch. '
"The commission , I think , wish to
be fair to oJl parties but It is difficult
to satisfy the cqrporatlons Interested
and the people at the same time , es
pcclally when both sides arc a little
"Just at this time I think the rail
roads are more Inclined to be fair than
some of the people.
"In am sure this Is true of some of
the roads we are Interested in.
"The Norfolk Commercial club cor
talnly wish to be fair and I believe 1 :
we all maintain a spirit of fairness and
good nature that everything will be
straightened out satisfactorily to al
Members of Commercial Club Will
Meet Mr. Pearce in Omaha.
An Important conference between
representatives of the Norfolk Com
mercial club and H. W. Pearce , gener
al freight agent of the St. Paul , Mlu
ncapolls and Omaha railroad , will be
held at Omaha next Friday.
The following telegram was rccelvet
Wednesday morning by President A
J. Durland of the Commercial club
from Mr. Pearce at St. Paul : "Your
letter received the thirtieth. Can meet
yourself and other members of your
committee in Omaha on Friday , Apr !
3 , as I have other matters in Omaha
needing my attention on that date
It will bo much more convenient for
me to get you there than at Norfolk
Advise us if this Is agreeable and sug
gest hour of meeting to suit your con
The conference will bo on the sub
ject of Norfolk freight rates , the Com
mercial club having asked the M. &
O. railroad to establish the same rate
to Norfolk from Duluth that Omaha
enjoys from Duluth. The conference
will be attended by several members
of the local committee.
Funeral of Mrs. Tannehlll.
The funeral of Mrs. A. F. Tannehlll
whoso death occurred Monday morn
ing , will be held at 10 o'clock Thurs
day morning- from the Tannehlll home
at 420 South Fifth street. Rev. Mr
Cantwell , pastor of the Baptist church
will conduct the services. John Tan
nehtll , the son who Is in the govern
ment service at Panama , was unable
to come to Norfolk short of eight days
time. The funeral services were no
announced until a cable was recelvei
A PRETTY ROMANCE.
Young Woman Came 4,000 Miles to
Become a Bride.
A pretty north Nebraska romance
culminated In Omaha when Rev. A
Hamilton Nesbltt , pastor of the Park
Congregational church of , Elgin , am
Miss Hilda M. Deane , just from Ire
land , were married by Rev. W. D
Rev. Mr. Nesbitt and Miss Deano
were playmates together In the little
village of Drogheda , Ireland. They at
tended the same school , the same
church. From little chums they be
came sweethearts , and before the
young man set out to enter the Congre
gatlonal ministry In America three
years ago they plighted their troth.
So Miss Deano came 1 000 miles eve
an ocean and half a continent for he
wedding , It was a typical Irish ro
mance , this outgrowth of a chlldhooc
love affair In old Ireland , The groom
ihtulniMl the miirrlago license on St
'atrlck'H day , a week or so liuforo his
irlde arrived In Omaha. And the initi
ator who performed the ceremony is
tlno of Irish descent.
Mr. Nosbltt Is tin \ouiiKcst Connie
gatlonal minister In Nobmskii Ho Is
ml > twent.N-throo > oars old. Hut the
Olgln llovlow sa > s that the > onni * mln-
stor Is very popular there and haw
ttnlned signal success In his brief nor-
leo In the minimr\ .
Mr. and .Mrs. Ed Sands and little
laughter and MBH ) Helen Robb of
Vlsner came up last ovonlng for a
ew days' visit with old friends.
Miss Edith Ituttorllold Is buffering
rom an attack of the grip.
A fine eleven pound boy arrived al
he home of Paul Nordwlg.
The Smith Brothers Lit ml nnd 1 Ive
Stock eomp.ii. > Is not a corporation
\ .statement In last Saturday's u.ipor
ended to coi.voy that Impression.
The St. Johannes church has extend-
a call to Rev. R. lllchter , a Lutheran
nistor at Oreonleaf , Kan. It Is not
mown Just when the new pastor will
come to Norfolk. >
Word has been lecolved from Par
sons , Kan. , of the birth of a son to
Mr. nnd Mrs. W. J. Asklns. Mr. As-
Una was at one time a Northwestern
conductor running out of Norfolk.
Norfolk horses have apparently
brined a runaway club. Two or
three runaways a day has been the
average of the last few weeks with
most of the dashes on Norfolk avenue.
Spring Is said to bo the season of run
awnys just as fall Is the season of
Next i tiiu'ay morning at the r.niial
service hour at the First MothouJst
church Dr. fl. K. Tlndall will deliver
a special r.ie'iiorlal sermon for the
Not folk council of the United. Com
mercial Travelers who will attonl ihc
services in i1 body as part of their
Memorial dn > observance. The in/el-
ing men will moot at the Pacific hotel
at 10 o'clock to attend the sorvici-s.
The thermometer sank down live
degrees lower Wednesday night than
on the night before , dropping to ten
degrees above zero. The maximum
temperature for Wednesday was thir
ty-seven. A warm sun came out
Thursday and , with the wind dimin
ished , there was not so much buffering
from the cold.
Hevi Ldwin Booth , a Congregational
minister from Beatrice , Is a guest , this
\\cok nt Mio 1-oino of Col. S. S. Cotton
and will occupy the pulpit at the first
Oong-eftationnl church here next Hun-
day morning. Col. Cotton had a few
friends hi for dinner Tuesday vi af
ford them an opportunity of making
Mr. Booth's acquaintance.
The Norfolk Long Distance Tele
phone company has a force of men
digging and setting telephone poles
between here and Madison. The coun
ty scat line will be completed In a
week. From Madison the general In
dependent organization will continue
the Norfolk line to Columbus , giving
Norfolk Independent connections , so
It Is announced , with Lincoln and
Omaha by June 1. It Is said that the
line to Sioux City will be completed
by May 15. The Norfolk automatic
exchange will be giving local service
by April 15 according to the plans of
Mr. J. Flynn , chief of the Norfolk
police force , was considerably pleased
to hear that Mr. J. Flynn had captured
the marshalship of Gregory , S. D. It
Is John Flynn , however , In Norfolk
and James Flynn in Gregory. The
Gregory town board went outside the
town limits to get their marshal , the
man from the country beating out several -
oral local applicants. From which It
Is taken that Mr. Flynn of Gregory is
also something of a politician. Chief
Flynn was well acquainted with the
new- Gregory marshal , the Norfolk
chief also being something of a Greg
ory county resident owning one of the
Gregory county homesteads.
Omaha Bee : That the Northwestern
has definite plans under way for the
extension of that line from Lander ,
Wyo , , to the Pacific coast is reported
In railroad circles. The western ter-
minus of the NoitnwoHtoru Is Lander ,
tt'yo. , which IB 1.100 mllon from Chicago
cage and Irom 1,000 to 1,100 mlles from
the Paelllo coast. The NwthwoHtorn
IH s'lld to ho forced to make this move
by recent developments In railroad 1
circles , oiio of which Is the acquiring
of control of the Illinois Contra ! by the
Union Pacific , another the building
of the Milwaukee to the coast nnd
another the building of the Western
Pacific by the Gould lines which will
give that road a line from coast to
Lincoln Journal : Arthur JOIIOH was Y-
arraigned yesterday afternoon In
Justice Stevens' court to answer a
churgo of potty Inrcony , preferred
against him by Dotoctlvo Jauios Malone -
lone nnd Deputy County Attorney
MntKon. Ho was charged with itoiil-
Ing n harness at University Place. One
of his accomplices turned state's ovl-
donco and testified against JOUOH. Ho
was given thirty days In the county
Jail and Justice Stevens In Hontonc-
Ing him said It might as well have
been n penitentiary offense If the com
plainants had only so deslrod. This Is
the sequel to the arrest of throe boys
In University Place tun oral weeks ago
on the charge of committing several
thlevlni ; tricks. The boys arrested
were Donald Flsko , Arthur Jones and
Aithur Elllbon. Ellison , who Is but
sixteen years old testified against his
comrades. At the time of the arrest
the cabn was not pushed. Flsko was
returned to the reform school at
Kearney , whence ho had been paroled.
r.iiJ Jones was tola to get out of t wn
and stay pwny. This latter inj me-
MOD Jones did not obey , and the re
sult was thfc penalty for larceny ,
lone s Is Duly twenty-one years old ,
but hib : ilready served four yearj in
the loform school for horse stoaliiif ?
at Crawfonl , Nebraska.
WILL SPEAK BEFORE THE BANK
IN NORFOLK ON APRIL 22.
The Governor Will Speak on the Sub
ject of Savings Banks Geo. E.
Roberts , President of the Commer
cial National of Chicago Also.
Governor Sheldon , Nebraska's young
executive who has been more or less
prominently In the national limelight
.since taking the governor's office , will
deliver an address In Norfolk oefore
the north Nebraska bankers nt their
annual banquet In Norfolk on the
evening of April 22. The governor
will speak on the subject of savings
Before coming to Norfolk Governor
Sheldon will speak at the district con
vention of bankers in Fremont on the
subject of United States currency and
exchange. He will speak in Fremont
during the afternoon , taking the even-
his train to this city.
The bankers' convention In Norfolk
this month will probably have a pro
gram far above the average district
or group convention.
Among the men from outside the
state who will address the convention
Is George E. Roberts , president of
the Commercial National bank of :
Chicago , and a former United States
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