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THK NORFOLK WEEKLY NKWS-JOUHNALi FRIDAY , SEPTEMDEKIS
CHARGED WITH CEMENT DLOCK
AND DEER VAULT CASES.
Three Norfolk boys run King be
tween tin ; ages of thirteen anil sixteen -
teen years Hiont | the night In tlio city
Jail ninl wore arrnlmiod liuforu Police
Judge Elm-ley tlilH morning on the
charKo of "ninllclouB destruction of
property. " Tlio thri'u youths wore
Nod Winery , nfiod thirteen , Chester
HoiiBh , aged Hlxteon , mul ( lny Storm ,
n boy of iihout tlio same ago. Tlio
youthful trio were nrrcHled late yes-
tcnlny liy Chief of Police 1'otora.
Tlio nrroHt followed police Investl-
iatlon ; wlilcli eonnortuil the boys with
two nets of lawlessness the night before -
fore , one the raiding of thu cuini'iit
block factory of W. King & Iloekon-
ilorf mul tlio other the breaking Into
tlio Stoiv. beer vmilt.
It IH Hiilil that sonio of the boys con-
fcHHcd tholr guilt In these two cases.
In Judge Elsoley's court the three
youthful prisoners were put under
bonds of | CO each to uppenr Saturd'iy.
City Attorney llnzon la prosecuting
tlio case and .Indue Powers and K. P.
Wentliorliy tire defending. An effort
will be made to send all thieo to tlio
CEMENT BLOCKS DAMAGED
Vandnls During the Night Invaded
Ccrncnt Block Factory.
W. King H IlecUondorf , cement block
manufacturers , found tholr stock of
cement blocks Imtlly demoralized at
daybreak. Vandals during the night
had torn up the piles of blocks and
had battered many blocks. Mr. King
was told that a' lumber wagon had
backed up at the factory at 10 o'clock
last night but the witness , thinking It
to be one of the proprietors , said noth
BEER VAULT BROKEN INTO
Four Times Within Two Weeks Storz
The Storz beer vault on North
t > Seventh street was broken Into dur
ing the night and n case of beer stolen.
This IB the fourth offense of this character -
actor that has happened In the Storz
vault during the past two weeks. The
beer belonged to Emll Moeller.
"On The Bridge at Midnight. "
"On the Bridge at Midnight , " a mel
low and exciting melodrama , came to
town last night Hying under false
colors , and the company cant
como back to this burg. They said
they had a draw-bridge scene in which
the jack-knlfo bridge doubled up. They
had a draw-bridge , all right enough ,
but she didn't draw. It just stayed
still. If they had a real , live draw
bridge they must have left It on the
way. The company claimed they had
liud an accident the night before
with the draw-bridge , so they may bo
partially excused. Hut a lot of us who
wont to see the draw-bridge perform
just as It was advertised to do , had a
legitimate kick coming. Outside the
failure to produce the principally ad
vertised feature of the show , "On the
Bridge at Midnight" was plenty thril
ling. The company Is well balanced
nnd every part was well taken. And
there was plenty of applause at criti
, ' ? West Point News.
West Point , Neb. Sept. 11. Special
to The News : The body of Mrs. Kate
nankin ( neo Kato Elslnger ) , who
died suddenly In South Omaha , was
brought here and Interred in the fam
ily vault In the public cemetery. The
deceased was thirty-four years of age
and was born and brought up In West
Point , being the second daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Elslnger , sr. , plon-
eer settlers. She leaves a husband
nnd a son. Funeral services were held
! ) > Rev. G. W. Crofts , D. D. , pastor
ot the Congregational church.
Mrs. Minnie Kittle , a former resi
dent of West Point , died In a hospital
In Omaha. She was formerly Miss
Minnie Thurston and with her father ,
D. B. Thurston , and his family was
one of the earliest residents of West
Point. She has been a widow for the
last seventeen years and Is survived
by three children , two brothers nnd a
The rural mall carriers of Cumlng
county have elected the following of-
floors of the local society : President ,
J. W. Rich , West Point ; vice president ;
G. W. Brlggs , Boomer ; secretary , W.
Smith , Beemer , and treasurer , William
Parley of Wlsner.
y TUESDAY TOPICS.
M. 0. Gaylnrd is quite 111.
Henry Miller became sick Sunday.
Frank McGahn has gone to Iowa to
G. R. Seller went to Monowl Monday -
day on business.
Mrs. I. Elllngson of Center was In
Mrs. M. Desmond of Omaha Is vis
iting Mrs. Harry Loder.
Frank Simon came up from Stanton
to visit W. L. Lehman.
Miss Nettle Franklin of Fremont IE
hero to make a week's visit with Miss
Mr. nnd Mrs. W. F. Smith returnee
Monday noon from a visit at Slou >
City.Mrs. . H. Mansko and daughter
Clara , returned from Sioux City Sun
Charles Howard and fatally o
Snydcr , Colo. , are In the city visiting
A. K Hard of Crelghtou stopped
hero on hu return homo from the
Sioux City races.
Mlas Jennie Mills nnd Mlsa Bertha
PUgcr returned to Stanton yesterday ,
after having npnitl a day at tholr
homes In Norfolk.
Mrs. F. II. Scott and BOII loft Mon-
'lay ' morning for Kearney where her
son will attend the military school.
After a short visit at Kearney Mrs.
Scott will return home.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Moldenhaucr.
Mr. and Mrs. Au-jiiPt Kaasch. Miss
Agnes Haosch , Hugo Haasch nnd Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Kurht attended the
Frnu Vereln at Battle Creek.
Among Iho day's out of town visi
tors were : II. I ) . Mnthcwi. W. C.
IClly. .1. Harth. Madison ; E. P. Me-
Mnnlg , M. Kellhe , David City ; C. A.
Kandall. Newnmii drove ; H. M. Srott ,
Plain view ; Miss Ida Ollvo. Lynch ;
John Gorwln. Wayne ; L. C. Warren ,
J. G. K > rlss. Louis Engort. W. C.
Campbell , Miss Ethel Irvlu , J. F.
Green , Croljshlon : Hov. II. Jacobs , P.
D. Case , Wood L-tko ; E. B. Hanson
mil wife , Harllngton ; A. B. Ayres.
D. D. S. , Long Pine ; J. F. Edersteln ,
Dalian ; A. E. Bard , A. E. Moore , A. J.
Me.GIll , J. F. lloyd , Nelkh , A. B.
Dillon. Oakdalo , W. R. Chelly. Blair ;
John Brunne , Bonosteol.
Miss Hell White Is qulto seriously
The Madlbon county commissioners
J. S. Jackson , of the News staff , Is
enjoying a vacation at his home In
Nebraska City this week.
Edward Perry , who formerly con
ducted the Omaha restaurant at South
Norfolk , has moved to Seattle.
A reunion of the Nathan Hewlett
family was held Sunday at his homo
eight miles south of town. Photo
graphs of the group , which numbered
thirty-two , were taken.
A largo number of Norfolk people
are planning to take In the Stanton
county fair Thursday , leaving this city
Thursday noon and roturnlng on the
evening train. Thursday will be "Nor
folk day" at the fair.
'Mr. and Mrs. Burl Mapes loft this
morning for a drive overland to Garfield -
field county , where Mr. Mapcs went to
look at a bunch of cattle. The drive
will req lire about two days each way ,
maklmweek's trip altogether.
J. fathowson and W. J. Stadcl-
man of Norfolk and Mr. McGraw of
Sioux City have gone hunting on Geese
Lake , In Holt county. They went to
Bwlng and drove from there to the
south end of Goose Lake.
Activity with regard to soliciting
funds for the projected $25,000 Y. M.
C. A. building In Norfolk has been
temporarily suspended until the return
of D. Mathewson from his northwest
ern trip. About $17,000 has now been
The Bryan club , nt Its meeting last
night , made arrangements for the en-
tertalnment of Senator Owen of Okla
homa when he arrives In Norfolk next
week to open the Democratic presi
dential campaign. It was determined
that the address should be delivered
n the Auditorium.
Charles Clayton , a 12-year-old son of
Henry Clayton , living at Enola , twelve
miles southwest of Norfolk , is In a
critical condition as the result of being
kicked by a horse. The lad's skull Is
fractured and his arm broken. Fears
for his recovery are entertained. The
lad was ! u the barn when the accident
The entertainment committee of the
Elks lodge Is making preparations for
about two parties each month during
the coming winter ; one dancing party
a month an- one part } of some other
nature. It is probable that the dates
for the entire series will soon be is
sued , so that members of the lodge
may make plans accordingly.
People who have traveled over
northern Nebraska and southern South
Dakota during the past few days say
that the hot winds have too rapidly
matured some of the corn , making It
light ; but It Is also figured that this
same corn might likely have been
nipped by the frost but for those hot
R. U. Willems' was not seriously In
jured In his fall from a horse Monday
morning , although his Injuries were se
verely painful. It Is said that no In
ternal Injuries resulted , as was at first
feared by his family. A peculiar fea
ture of the accident was the fact that
the horse being ridden by Mr. Wil
lems did not become frigHtened , ap
parently , until after the automlbile
N. W. Clover says that he will con
tinue to maintain his office as com
mercial agent for the Union Pacific , in
Norfolk. Mrs. Clover Is now in Fremont -
mont and will shortly visit her pa
rents in Lincoln. Mr. Clover says that
while he has sent his household goods
to Fremont to be stored , he may move
back to Norfolk at holiday time or In
the spring. IIo says that he expects
to keep his office open hero one day
each week , probably Saturdays , and
that the balance of the time he will
devote to work on the road.
Valentine Prepares for Rush.
Valentino , Neb. , Sept. 15. Special
to The News : A big rush and a big
crowd Is being looked for hero when
the registering for the Trlpp county
land begins. Land seekers are already
beginning to come and Valentine Is
making every possible preparation to
take core of all that como and as the
best part of the Trlpp land lays close
to Valentino people desiring to see
the land can drive from here very
easily nnd all kinds of transportation
will be available.
An Atchlson grocer has the follow'
Ing slen In his window : "Peck has-
f kets , all sizes. "
FIVE KILLEDJN WRECK ,
Train Rollt Down Embankment
Clarkid l , MUi.
ClnrkBdRlo , Mlna. , SepU IB. Flv
persons uro known to have boon killed
nnd twenty-six we.ro Injured In a wreck
on the Yaioo and MltmlBslppI Vulloy
railroad , two mile * Houth ot hero ,
when two couchcH of a passenger train
rolled down an embankment. Two or
three passenger * are unaccounted for
and It Is possible their bodies will bo
found under the wreckage.
The known dead : Mrs. Vlrglo Gra
ham of Gloudorn , Mlaa. ; Miss Ainbet
Ruasoll of Andlng , Miss. ; Mrs. Rob-
crt M. Gay of Glend'orn , Miss. ; un
known white woman ; J. H. Perkins ,
well known Memphis business man.
The wrecked train loft Jackson ,
Miss. , at G:25 : a. in. and upon approaching
preaching Clarksdnlo was behind Its
bchodulo and was running at an un
usually high rate of speed , when , with
out warning , the chair car and day
coach le.lt the track. Alter being
dragged several yards , the two coach
es , which wcro well filled with pas
sengers , broke loose fioiu the can
ahead and turned over an embank
ment and were crushed Into a mass o (
wood and Iron.
FIGHTJN COURT ,
Pupil Denies Right ol School
Board to Expel Him.
Chicago , Se.pt. 15. The light which
la being waged by Chicago high school
Iraturnlties against the school board
for the right to retain membership lu
secret societies was carried Into thu
courts. Edwaid McDonald , a suspend
ed pupil at the Hyde Park high school ,
llled a petition in mandamus In thu
circuit court , denying the right of the
board to expel him for failure to slgu
a pledge ienouncing his fraternity
mombeiBhtp. and asking that a writ
bo Issued compelling his reinstate
ment as a pupil iu the school.
McDonald was suspended last wools
by H. B. Looinls , principal of thu
school , after ho had declined' to sign
a pledge that ho would have nothing
further to do with high school secret
societies of any description. Superin
tendent Cooley of the board of educa
tion claimed authority to deny stu
dents the right to attend school un
less they so pledge themselves and
caused the expulsion of fifty-two stu
CANVASSING BOARD MEETS ,
Messengers Will Be Sent to Delin
quent Counties for Returns.
Lincoln , Sept. 15. The state can
vassing board mot at the otlice of. thu
secretary on state today to cauvens
the returns of the recent atato-wlUu
primary. There are only flvo counties
missing now , and two of them hava
prouii&ed to have tholr rotuius hero
during the day. The counties yet to
hear Irom are Douglas , Hawea , Hitch
cock , Polk and Thayor. The threats
of contests and large number ot can
didates on the ticket in Douglas have
delayed the returns from that county ,
but they arc promised in duo time.
Messengers will be. sent to delin
quent counties tor returns at thu ex
pense ot those counties. The law
makes provision for such action and
members ot the board will uct at ouca
unless all returns arc in by this even
Two New Schools at Alliance.
Alliance , Neb. , Sept. 15. St. Agnes
academy , the first Catholic institution
of Importance in Nebraska west ol
Grand Island , has boon thrown open
to a full attendance. The building
cost about $35,000. $ It has been built
during the past year , and through the
efforts of Father W. L. McNamara is
practically free from debt. The acad
ciny Is under the management of the
Sisters of St. Francis. The now pub
lie high school , also begun a year
ago , will be opened in ten days , and
these two new schools will relieve a
congested condition which has existed
for several years.
Lincoln Negroes Allege Persecution ,
Lincoln , Sept. 15. Claiming they
were persecuted by the police depart
ment because they refused'to join an
anti-Tatt club , fourteen negroes ap
peared before the city attorney to de
in nnd justice. They were arrested at
a club room on the charge of belling
liquor without a license. The police
department is lu charge of P. H.
Cooper , an appointee of F. W. Brown ,
the Democratic mayor of Lincoln and
a close peisonal friend of William J.
Bryan. Chief Cooper stated that the
assertion of the colored1 men was ridic
German Lutherans to Build School.
Lincoln , Sept. 15. The German
Evangelical Lutheran synod has de
cided to build a theological school lu
Lincoln , and have raised about $10,000
for that purpose. Promises of several
other large donations have been giv
en. A committee , headed by Rev.
Wupper of Hc/aper , has the work In
Prowett Appointed to Clerkship ,
Fullerton , Neb. , Sept. 15. Another
young Nebraskan has been appointed
to a prominent position by the UnlU-d
States government. William Prowett
has received a telegram from Wash
ington announcing his appointment to
the clerkship of the Insular treasury
of the Philippine islands.
You can write a good-enough classi
fied ad. to sell anything that's sal
Try a News want ad.
ANNUAL MEETING OF ASSOCIATION -
TION HELD IN NORFOLK. '
Dentists of north Nebraska began
arriving In Norfolk on early morning't '
trains to attend the annual meeting
of the northeast Nebraska Dental as
sociation. The sessions were sched
uled for Marqunrdt hall and an In
teresting exhibit was arranged. Sup
per for members of the society will
bo served at the Oxiuird hotel this
Following Is the program :
"Tho Sixth Year Molar , " A. Burge
Ayres , Ix > ng Pine.
Discussion , opened by M. E. Eby ,
"Methods and Appliances that Hnvo
Made Good , " C. M. Burrls , Randolph.
Discussion opened by C. E. Wai-
den , Lynch.
"llnrinony , Not 111 Will. Should Prevail -
vail Among Competitors , " W. H. Mul
len , Hloomlleld.
Discussion opened by H. T. King ,
"Eilucallni ; the Public , " T. B. Heck-
crt , Wayne.
Diseiibslon opened by W. M. Con
don , Humphrey.
"Methods of Casting Veneer Inlays
applicable to the same cavity prepara
tions as for foil or amalgam lllllngs , "
II. J. Cole , Norfolk.
"Cast Inlays , " G. B. Balrd , Fremont.
"Demonstrating Use of Acollto as
Applied to Crown Work , " J. F. Daly ,
"Demonstrating Use of Taggart
Casting Machine , " E. A. Meservey.
Officers of the association are : G.
M. Mullen , Crelghton , president ; H.
Thomson , West Point , vice president ;
H. J. Cole , Norfolk , secretary.
MADISON CENTRAL COMMITTEES
Republican and Democratic Organiza
tions Now Perfected.
The following additional Mndlson
county central commltteomen have
been added to the list in order to
make up a complete committee : Nor
folk First ward , Herman Winter ;
Second ward , A. Morrison ; Third
ward , H. C. Matrau ; Fourth Ward ,
Fred Koerber ; outside precinct , Her
man Buettow. These , together with
the commltteemen selected over a
week ago , constitute the eDmocratlc
central committee. Those previously
named were :
J. F. Flynn , Norfolk ; George
Wheeler , Warnerville ; A. E. Craig ,
Valley ; Nick Smith , Euola ; John Mow-
vor , ( Union ; Phil \f. \ Knapp , Gireen
Garden ; C. D. Jenkins , Kalamazoo ;
John Horrlcks , Emerlck ; James Os-
born , Schoolcraft ; Oscar Sunderinan , i
Falrvlew ; Pat Stanton , Jefferson ; J.
B. Flchter , Grove ; J. A. Boessler ,
Meadow Grove ; James Brown , North
Deer Creek ; W. E. Hoover , South
Deer Creek ; Frank S. Wright , High
land ; George W. Losey , Battle Creek ;
A. M. Kochle , Madison ; Frank Witt ,
The Republican county central
committee , as previously named and
reappoiated again Saturday Is : C. P.
Byerly , Norfolk , outside ; M. D. Ty
ler , Norfolk , First Ward ; Burt Mapes ,
Norfolk- , Second ward ; R. H. Rey
nolds , Norfolk , Third ward ; W. H. Liv
ingston , Norfolk , Fourth ward ; Al
Richardson , Valley ; W. S. Crook ,
North Deer Creek ; Charles Keetter , |
South Deer Creek ; Julius Wagner ,
Grove ; Henry Massman , Highland ;
Fred Volk , Battle Creek ; B. B. Me-
Glnnls , Warnerville ; William Besk ,
Enola ; Wm. Isenhower , Union ; Oscar
Bostrom , Falrvlew ; L. C. Bonner ,
Schoolcraft ; Wm. Mclntosh , Emerlck ;
H. Halderson , Shell Creek ; Chris
Schmitt , jr. , Kalamazoo ; W. H. Frye ,
Green Garden ; Chas. Smith , Jeffer
son ; Mike Carmody , Meadow Grove ;
S. C. Blackman , Madison City ; S. O.
Davies , Madison , outside.
S. C. Blackman of Madison is chair
man and C. A. Smith of Tllden , sec
retary of the Republican central com
mittee. Lust year Mr. Smith was
chairman and Mr. Blackman secretary.
Of the Democratic committee , John
Flynn of Norfolk is chairman and A.
M. Kochig of Madison , secretary.
The state conventions to be at
tended by C. A. Smith as Republican
delegate and J. B. Donovan , Demo
cratic delegate from Madison county ,
will bo held In Lincoln at noon on the
fourth Tuesday of September , which
chances to be September 28 this year.
At these conventions the state party
platforms will be formulated and state
central committees elected , one mem
ber from each senatorial district.
The state central committees will
choose their chairmen and secretaries.
Colonel Myers Ran Well.
Newport , Neb. , Sept. 15. Special to
The News : E. L. Myers , Republican
candidate for state senator from the
Fourteenth district , received n major
ity In seven out of eight counties and
in his homo precinct ho received sev
enty ono votes out of the seventy-flvo
republican votes cast for that olllce
Lake City Reported Dooming ,
Newport , Neb. , Sept. It ! . Special to
iTho News : The hammer , miw and
Jack piano are kept buvy at the new
town , l > ake City , twentj miles south
of this place , and there are now lum
ber sheds , n commodious livery barn
and other buildings being projected.
SEVENTY-TWO YOUNG WOMEN ,
TWO YOUNG MEN.
Mary and Johnny will have to brush
up a bit on the name of Nebraska's
state capital and the correct was to
Geography and spelling have gone
all to the bad In the grade schools of
Madison county , and special efforts
will be made by the seventy-two prim
young \\omen who are to leach country
schools In this county during the com
ing , \onr. Also the two young men.
Two Men , Seventy-Two Girls.
For out of the entire list of seventy-
four teachers who are to swing the rod
In Madl.son county's schools this win
ter , only two are young men. Only a
pair of them have been Induced to
take up the art of educating young
America. Seventy-two seventy-fourths
of the work will be performed by
young women , many of them just out
Sixteen of the seventy-four are to
teach the same schools this year that
they taught last year. Two in the lot
hold life certificates , six hold elemen
tary state certificates , two have first
grade county certificates , fifty have
second grade county certificates and
eleven third grades. Three hold emer
gency certificates nnd fifteen of the
seventy-four are beginners , teaching
their first year this fall.
-In trying to overcome the deficiency
in geography and spelling , County
Superintendent Perdue has placed In
the hands of every teacher a copy of
Condra's Geography of Nebraska and
a copy of Crabtreo's Speller.
Mrs. C. H. Brake , formerly of the
Norfolk Business college , has charge
of the Warnerville school , district No.
Following are the teachers of the
various Madison county districts for
this year :
3 Lldn Squler , Norfolk ; 4 Hilda Cas-
sel , Tllden ; 5 Hale Taylor , Battle
Creek ; 0 Mabel Hornsham , Madison :
7 Nellie Trent , Madison ; 8 Cclla Mul
len , Norfolk ; 9 Esther Witzol. Madi
son ; 10 Jennie Ingoldsby , Meadow
Grove ; 11 Elnor Muller , Norfolk ; 12
Meadow Grove ; 13 Newman Grove ; 14
Minnie Thomas , Meadow Grove ; 15
Grace Coleman , Madison ; 1C Lydla
Brueggeman , Norfolk ; 17 Ruth Rich
ardson , Battle Creek ; IS Lottie Dales ,
Tllden ; 19 Cena Rynearson , Madison ;
20 Vlllle Adams , Norfolk ; 21 Etta
Phillips , Meadow Grove ; 22 Minnie
Witzel , Madison ; 23 Claire Hughes
Battle ; 24 Minnie Deuel , Norfolk ,
25 Mrs. C. H. Brake , Warnervlllo ;
20 Delia Bryant , Madison ; 27 O. C.
Colgrove , Meadow Grove : 2S Viola
Carsen , Madison ; 29 Delia F. John
son , Newman Grove ; 30 Louise Kurtz ,
Madison ; 31 Nellie Sullivan , Meadow-
Grove ; 32 Edna Baney , Madison ; 33
Ella Nelson , Tilden ; 31 Ellen Brogan ,
Tllden ; 35 Rose Drogan , Humphrey ;
30 Gladys Jenkins , Madison ; 37 Lin
da Winter , Norfolk ; 38 Mary Brink ,
Battli Creek ; 40 Kathryn Tully , Mad
ison ; 11 Chloe Pugh , Tllden ; 42 Elizabeth -
both McFarland , Madison ; 43 Etta
Smith , Norfolk ; 44 Amber Adams ,
Meadow Grove ; 45 Elsie Adams , New
man Grove ; 4G Neilllo B. Hyde , Madi
son ; 47 Stella Banch , Enola ; 48 Sadie
McFetters , Madison ; 49 Ada Anderson ,
Newman Grove ; 50 Gertrude Wright ,
Meadow Grove ; 51 Anna Brown , Bat
tle Creek ; 52 Glennie Shippee , Mead
ow Grove ; 53 Elizabeth Busteed , Mad
ison ; 54 Josie Larson , Tilden ; 55
Pearl Gilland , Newman Grove ; 56
Edith Lyon ; Madison ; 57 Dona Os-
borne , Meadow Grove ; 58 Josie Rich
ardson , Newman Grove ; 59 Kathryn
Holy , Emerick ; CO Lola Douthit , Madi
son ; Cl Lenora Stirk , Meadow Grove ;
C2 Mary Johnson , Newman Grove ;
03 Golda Berglund , Madison ; 04 Dora
Hanson , Battle Creek ; Co Nora Pot-
ras , Norfolk ; CC Rose E. Broom , Madi
son ; G7 Fahne B. Doty , Newman
Grove ; C8 Matilda Field , Newman
Grove : C9 Lottie Johnson , Norfolk ;
70 Edna Craig , Madison ; 71 Ruth
Franks , Tilden ; 73 Anna Hughes , Bat
tle Creek ; 74 Emma Kraft , Meadow-
Grove ; 75 Delia Bryant , Madison ;
70 Sadie Thomas , Tllden ; 77 Jennie
Dales , Tllden ; 78 Anna Neidig , Madi
son ; 79 Minna Lampart , Battle Creek ;
111 Hallle Cornett , Tllden ;
No doubt you think there is a lot
of complaining in the community In
which you live. No more complaining
in your community than in others ,
No doubt the first thing a girl angel
does when she gets to heaven Is to use
her crown for a hair roll , and comb
her pompadour over It.
I THAT RED-HOT WIND FROM KANSAS *
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THAT RED HOT WIND FROM KANSAS.
The poets wheeze of the balmy breeze
That wearily waves the wlllowfa ,
Or the dreamy zephyr that soothes the seas
As the boatlot breasts the billows.
JOHNNY DUMPER TELLS OF POLITICS S
UP IN HOLT COUNTY I
O'Neill. Neb. . Sept. 1'J. To the
Hdltor of The News : Thero'fl lotH of
Democrats up hero. I herd a man
say that every third man In O'Neill
Is a Democrat and that there's more
of 'Em In O'Neill than In enny uther
town of Us size north of the .Mason &
DlekHon line. What line IK that ?
Dotw It coitnod with the Northwest
ern line ?
They have a newspaper hero railed
the Democrat. IH that what makes wo
ineiuiy Democrats hero ? 1 red the
uthorday that Bryan HIM ! he's going to
rely more on the pretm than on lilH
lung to win votes for him this year ,
Was his lung what defeated him be
fore when he run ?
I'm Kolng to be a staneh Democrat
when I'm HI , and I'll vote for Bryan's
fifth run. My Pa waa a Democrat before -
fore he dlde but I gnesH be had to give
It up for the preacher sod Hint they
didn't allow needier Republicans nor
Sinners to enter lleven. That wild
go hard with Pa for I herd him say
that he'd rnther die than to give up
his Inalienable rite to vole for Hrynn.
MII'H folks Is all Republicans and
they ustor argil about It (111 ( Pa wild
get mad and say mini cuss words and
go off down town , but Ma always got
In the last word. He sed onct that a
mail was a durn fool to marry a Re
Pa lister take the Norfolk News and
siimtlines he'd read suinthlng and lay
the paper down and take off his
specks and hit the table a whack with
his fist and say he'd be blamed If he
would let that paper over darken the
democracy of his fireside again If It
wasn't for the pesky fact that It got
hero with the news about half a day
ahead of the World-Ilerrald and the
1 had to glv up my job helping hunt
prairie chickens with them fellers I
told you about last week. I went to a
school nous Democratic rally one nlte
and herd a fine speech by a feller
from O'Neill that Is out stumping the
country school houses. The lions was
twelve by fourteen nnd every sect in it
was filled by cither Democrats or Pop
ulists. Th speaker sed It was a very
encouraging assembly and he would
wire Mr. Bryan about It the next morn
ing , as It was ono of the largest
Bryan dcmonstrashuns this campaign.
He told us all about how the Repub
licans were abusing tholr rites as of-
Us holders and what corriipshun there
is in hie places and how the President
had usurpt his rlteful pressedents and
beciim almost as tlrannlcal as the Zar
of Russia. And he told us how Bryan
the Peerless Leeder was cum fourth
like Jone of Ark to Iced us out of tern-
tatlon and deliver us from the
clutches of the evil one.
He held us spell-bound with our
mouths open for over an our and a
half and then handed us sum pamflets
that he called Democratic gospel and
told us to hand them around to our
Republican uaybors and got them to
join in the crusade.
Next morning when we was eating
brekfast round the camp-fire I handed
the fellers 1's working for ono of the
pamflets that had a picture of Bryan
on horseback in a cote of male Iced-
Ing the hosts of Democracy to victory ,
and I ast them if they wudent join
the crusade for good government.
One of the fellers sed , "What you
giving us , kid ? "
I told him sum of the things I'd herd
at the Bryan rally and he Interrupted
mo with ,
"Ah , cut It off short Johnny , that's
nutlilngbiitgas that Chairman Mack's
pumping out hero to fill up foota and
kids llki < MUI. You got out and hol
ler lor Taft If jou want to help.
llore'H a Tuft button "
1 tuek his old Tuft button and ulting
It away out In the grasM and HOI ! .
"Not on , > otir aerograph ! Not as long
as there's one drop of I'n'H blood beatIng -
Ing In my liver will 1 over work for u
great big tool of Hnr HooHovelt'H Ilku
Mr. Tuft. Why. " l es , "If he'd get
Heeled ho end sit down on UH ami
niiinli | IIH all. I'm going to work for
llrynti , I am. "
"Now iiHton , Johnny , ono of 'em mul ,
"IlilH Bryan jon're going batty about
Is nulblng but a political trlokHtor
with the gift of gab. "
"Taint so , " I HIU | , beginning to get
riled. "He's the lionostosi Democrat
that over ran for pioHldont and he
nlnt all talk noollior. llo writes ( ho
best stuff for the Commoner you ever
"Wh > kid , that Commoner don't see
Hrjan encl a month. A feller by the
naino of Metoalf writes everything In
II that's wurth rootling anil lr\au'n !
jtiHt the mouth-piece and M mouth IH
severl sizes too big for the horn he's
trjlng to toot. Why kid. Bryan's Jimf
a perpetual gas-bag , that IIMH had Iho
wind nockt out of It so menny times
It's getting flabby ! "
"I's BO mad I emit roinonibor all I
did say but I HOS "Its a lie , and Bryan
end prove It If bos hero , and I know
just what you fellers Is , you'r Just
tools of Iho trusts and the Dlnger
tariff , and you've got lots of money
from robbing the people , and the
trusts has sent you out hero to kill
all the chickens and rabbits In Ne
braska so's the farmers' ! ! Inivo to
starve this winter , anil I bet If the
truth was none you'r shipping chick
ens back east for the trusts to eat ,
but we'll fix you fellers when Bryan
gets In , and I'm not going to work for
you another mlnnlt and If you'll pay
me up till last nlle , you can keep the
rest of your tainted money , and I'm
going to report you fellers to the gnmo
wordoii and have you arrested for
shooting chickens In Rock county
without a license ,
The fellers interrupted mo by handIng -
Ing me my pay and saying , "Now
cheese It and run along Johnny , and
soak your bed in a pnlo of water or
you'll have a hot box , and when you
report us to the game warden don't
forgot to report yourself for carrying
the birds wo shot , and whenever you
run across nnuthcr antelope track ,
Johnny como back and tell us. "
I went away and never sed anuther
word to 'em and as wo weren't very
far from Pap's place I went over to
see Sadie , and her and mo , we put
up a plan that I'm going to tell you
about next letter.
I'm sending you a pamflct that will
open your eyes to the helpless condi
tion of the Republican party under
Xar Roosevelt. It tells how he stood
in the doorway of the Shecago con-
vonshun with his teeth all sharpened
and his big stick by his side and ho
ast every dellogato if he's for Taft
and they all lookt scart and sed they'd
be dellted to vote for him , and when
ennybody sed "No , " President Roosevelt
velt hit him over the bed with his
stick and had a government partol
wagon carry him away to the hors-
pittlo and kept him there till after the
Its the awfulest story I ever red
and I'm sure you'll join the Bryan
crusade when you reed It , and if you
do Bryan will be inlty tlckcled.
But I have merely remarks to make
Of the wind that the south-land hands us ,
That rip-roaring , dust bearing ,
Dry 'cm up and blow away ,
That red hot wind from Kansas.
It's as early as June , that hot simoon ,
And sometimes as late as September :
If you thing It's missed us you think too soon
For it never falls to remember.
There's seldom a summer that rolls away
But the wind from the south-land fans us ,
That sand-bagging , bully-ragging ,
Knock 'em down and pick 'em up ,
That red hot wind from Kansas.
Did you over stand on the blistering sand
At the mouth of a llrey furnace , >
And breathe in flames that hcorch the hand
And feel like they Mirely would burn us ?
If you've gone through this you'll understand
How the wind from the south unmans us ,
That heat-seething , flame-breathing ,
Scorch the whiskers off jour face ,
That red hot wind Irom Kansas.
- Before sunrise , to avoid the ( lies.
The cow-boy milks the cattle ,
Then hooks the team to the can of cream
And away to town they rattle.
But when night time comes every cow's gene dry
From the wind that the south-land hands us ,
Thru renegade , evaporating ,
Milk n cow and dry her up ,
That red hot wind from Kansas.
The honse-wli'o robs the corn from cobs
And spreads on a board to dry it ,
The south wind comes and withers It to crumbs
Till there's scarcely a taste to try It.
Then the house-wife speaks with Ire In lior cliook
That "the wind blows simply scnndTus , "
That corn baking , window shaking ,
Blow the shingles off the roof.
That red hot wind from Kansas.
Tlio school ma'nm Jogs In her prettiest togs
Along the walk Inclining :
The rude men gaze for the wind to raise
The cloud with a silver lining.
And the > get tholr wish with a sudden swish
Of the wind that the southland hands us ,
That face broiler , curl spoiler.
Petticoat dlscomflttor ,
That red hot wind from Kansas.
Richard F. Marwood.
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