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THti NOHKOI.K NVKl'iav Nl'JWS ' JOUUNM , FHIDAY , IANUAHV 1 IttOU
Drawn by the blggcM and fastest
locomotives In the m-nlce , clot-trie
lighted and luxuriously piiitpped | , with
tinclcaioHt headed englnemen In the
nibs and the most experienced train
men back In the trnlri. the Brother
hood of Railway Tralnmen'B annual
limited Hteanied Into Norfolk station
Christmas night on schedule time.
On board the train , ticketed to this
town. WIIH old Merry Christmas him-
Helf and his wife.
The train whistled Into town at 8
o'clock and the depot lights were lit
up In honor of her coming.
Everything else took the siding to
let tinB. . of R. T. limited flash by.
She was put In the clear and given
mi uninterrupted pair of steel ilbbona
tit Unti' on at her own speed. The
trai k was kept clear all along the
right of way and the cllckoty-cllck of
the special's wheels as they clipped
off the miles was a Joy to the whole
division , from the Old Man down to
the Bcctlon hand.
Twenty minutes for supper no , an
hour was given at midnight to the
llmlted'B passengers. And a Joyous
Biipper , too. One that you don't get
at many railroad eating houses If you
Maniuardt hall was beautifully
decorated for the occasion. Christ-
man green was everywhere. The red
mid green lights of the railroad man's
life were there both In electric lights
and In the regulation railroad lanterns.
At the corner of the building a mam
moth headlight shone out , sending a
clrelc of white light cutting Its way
through the Christmas darkness of the
HtlTl ' . .
Hundreds of people were present.
ItVHB an excursion throng how
many round trip tickets were sold
would be difficult to estimate.
She was a mighty success and so
was the supper served In the G. A. R.
hall by the Ladles' Aid society of the
Hero were the committees , who
worked night ami day to make the
ball the success that It was :
Master of ceremonies , H. C. Dem-
Assistants , Clyde B. Hayes , B. F.
Committee of arrangements , J. F.
rune. II. F. Burr , E. F. Fisher ,
_ . . , Apfe1C. . Wchrer.
Hiy-eptlon , Messrs. W. B. Hackett , II.
C. DJck , J. W. Merriam , B. J. Somber-
V. Johnston. D. P. McGrane , H.
Kennedy , M. D. Perry ; Mesdames
B. Hackett , II. C. Dick , J. W. Morn -
| n , B. J. Sornbergor , J. V. John-
ii , D. P. McGrane , H. C. Kennedy ,
iivltatlon , H. C. Uecker , W. J. Wall-
I. H T. Brown , M. Carborry , L. B.
Ivcrsteln , E. W. Stansborry.
' . G. D. Bloy , P. N. Lund , W. B.
life. N. F. Pf under , Earl Perry , II ,
The inmates of the hospital for the
Insane enjoyed a rare treat on Christ
mas day. After a splendid Christmas' '
dinner M.almra's minstrels , who wore
in the city for Christinas night , gave
their complete program In the aftei
noon at the hospital. The Industrla
class , composed of patients on the
wards , make fancy articles to sell dur
Ing the year and the proceeds are
used to pay for different entertain
ments and amusements for these slcl
people. The minstrel show was r
great success and thoroughly onjoyot
by the patients and employees as well
Mrs. S. M. Braden entertained tin
members of the Bridge club nt i
pretty 1 o'clock luncheon on Tuesday
A small Christmas tree with llghtei
candles made a very appropriate center
tor piece for the daintily laid table
Each guest found a pretty Christina !
pticUage at her plate. Mrs. W. II
Butterllcld , Mrs. J. C. Stilt and Mlsi
Josephine Huttorfiold wore guests o
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Blakeman enter
tallied al Christmas dinner Mr. am
Mrs. W. H. Blnkeman , Misses Letlu
and Merle and Master Claire Blake
man. For the evening Mr. and Mrs
Bruce Raymer Jojncd the compan :
and cards and light refreshment
The Ladles' Altar society of th
Catholic church serveda splendii
supper for the B. of H. T. ball Christ
mas night. The supper was given I :
the G. A. H. hall and rellected grea
credit on the ladles and also nctte
them a nice sum for the treasury.
Mr. nnd Mrs. N. A. Rnlnbolt entoi
tallied a company of friends at a
informal card party on Christma
night in honor of their guests. Mr an
Mrs. W. H. Bucholz and Mr. and Mrs
W. M. Ralnbolt of Omaha.
The young lady friends of Mis
Florence Estabrook gave her a mlsce
laneous shower on Monday ovenlnj
Miss Esmbrook will bo married nex
Wednesday to Chr rlos Hood of Slou
Miss King from Stanton came up I
cal c'hristinas dinner in the homo c
her cousin , Asa K. Leonard.
Mrs. A. L. Tucker of Carroll , wh
has been visiting her sister , Mrs , N. t
Huse. went to West Point Thursday t
spend Christmas in the home of he
parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Losch.
Miss Edith O'Connell spent Thun
day night In Norfolk onrouto froi
Genoa lo her homo In Ponca , Neb
where she will spend the holidays.
Mrs. Beck of University Place , Neb
cront Christmas at the hospital th
Ctiests of her daughter , Mrs. Dlshoni
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Draden wet
to MIIHOII City , Iowa , on Wednesday
whore they spent ChlrstmuH with Mr.
and Mrs. Xlngree.
Miss Eleanor Carpenter and Hugh
Robb of Murry , Neb. , spent Christmas
ut the hospital with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Blakonmn have
arranged to start Monday noon for a
visit with friends and relatives In
( .1. C. Losch of Bloncoo , In. , and U.
C. Losch of Carroll , Nob. , visited In
Norfolk last night.
Dr. H. S. Ovorockor IIHH boon con-
llnod to Ills home several dtiyn by Ill
MI-HI M. A. McMlilnn Is lit Omaha
for the holidays.
A pretty home wedding took place
tit 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at
the home of S. H. Grant on South
Eleventh street when his eldest
daughter , Miss Kdlth Grant was
united In marriage to CharleB 12. Cole.
The ceremony was performed by llov.
Dr. Hay. pastor of the Methodist
church , In the presence of a small
company of friends and relatives. The
bride , who Is a very charming young
woman , were a very handsome gown
of white Hllk and carried a hoquet of
bride's roses. Immediately after the
service a wcddlm ; breakfast was
served. The tables were decorated
with holly and red and white carna
tions. This pretty combination was
used throughout the home ami was
very attractive. Mr. and Mrs. Cole
left on the noon train for Lincoln
whore they will spend the holidays ) .
On their return thny will make their
home for the winter with the brido's
father at 105 south Eleventh street ,
where they will be at home to their
friends after January Ilrsl. These
young people have many friends who
extend to them their sincere good
wishes for a happy future. The young
couple received many nice wedding
gifts. The out of town guests were
Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Grant and John W.
Grant of Emorlck , I. W. Mclntosh of
Meadow Grove and Misses May Eich-
berg and Ilallie Cornell of Tilden.
Orley B. Nelson , a locomotive fire
man of this city , and Miss Laura
Maude Park , daughter of Sam N.
1-ark , a farmer living southwest of
the city , were married at high noon
Christmas day , Hov. Dr. C. W. Hay of
the First Methodist Episcopal church
performing the ceremony. Frlnds and
relatives were present.
In common with other commanderles
the world over , Damascus cominan-
dory of the Knights Templar as
sembled at It o'clock on Christmas day
to participate In a world-wide obser
vance of the day. The following
toasts were happily responded to :
"To Our Most Eminent Grand Master
of the Grand Encampment of the
United States , " Joseph Allbery ;
Christmas , " David Hees ; "When
Knighthood Was Young , " Judge John
B. Barnes ; Sir Knights That Arc
Absent , " Charles E. JJurnham ; "The
Babe In the Manger , " Charles II
Reynolds ; "Truth , " Andrew H. Vlele ; '
The Victorious Knight. " George T
Sprccher ; "Sir Knights That Arc
Gone Before , " Hov. John F. Poucher
Miss Allbery sang sweetly.
Mrs. G. A. Young will entertain n
house party of young people durinp
the holiday season. Dr. Young's
brother , Con Young of Omaha , cairn
up today. Miss Nell Evans of Colum
bus will arrive Monday In time for the
leap year ball in the evening and Miss
Lily Keating of Columbus came \ \ \
Mr. and Mrs. D. Mathewson wll
enlertnln a small company of friend :
at dinner this evening with Mr. am
Mrs. Buchol/ and Mr. and Mrs. W. M
Halnbolt of Omaha as guests o
Mrs. G. A. Young will give a dial
Ing dish supper tomorrow evening ti
a small company of young people.
An employes' dance will bo given a
the hospital for the Insane during tin
Christmas at the Churches.
Christmas eve was made an even
in practically every church In the city
The Christmas trees , beautiful ! ;
decorated , and laden with gifts fo
eveiy good Sunday school boy am
girl as well as for those not so good
formed the central attraction nt eacl
church , while the Christmas carol
and the programs , almost wholly litho
the hands of the children , were beaut !
ful features of an eventful occasion.
Song by school , Instrumental musi <
by Hazel Adams and Bernlco Ballan
Prayer , superintendent.
Song , "Tho Christmas Tree , " prim
Exercise , "Tho Tree I Love , " Pan
Koeuch. Clara Koouch , Amy Niles.
Recitation , Annie Sclfort.
Recitation , Freddie Koeuch.
Song by school. "Tho World's He
Exorcise , "The old Story , " th
leacher , Edwin Frk-ho , George Ba
lantyno , Freddie Koeuch. WI11I
Grimm , George Frieko and Pan
Recitation. Hattlo Soifort.
Song. "Christmas Bells , " Haze
Adams. Hattie Selfort , Annie Soifor
and Bernlco Bnllantyno.
Recitation , Hazel Adams.
Recitation. Grover Hagll.
Exercise , "Snow Flakes , Hattie So
fort , Annie Seifort , Amy Niles , Boi
Song. "Tho Christmas Stars Ar
Shining , " primary class.
"Looking for Santa Glaus , " Cocl
'rleko , Lester Adaiim and Santa
St. Johannes Lutheran ,
At St. Johannes Lutheran church
'hrlstmus eve , there was a Chrlsl
lias tree and a Santa Clans to dlstrl
Mite presents and sacks of candy , nnU
The festivities commenced at 7:110 :
o'clock , when there was a house full
if expectant Illlle people present , and
he program consisted of singing ami
peaking by the children , and then
nine the distribution of gifts. No
child present was omitted In the
Ift making , whether he was a mem
) or of Iho church or not.
First Congregational ,
Prayer by the pastor.
Welcome , Martin Davenport.
Song , school.
"Santa Clans' Age , " Andrew Mapos.
"Fill the Frosty Air With Song , "
Recitation , Mildred Chrlstoph.
Song , Miss Vlelo's class.
Recllation , "To Prevent a Mistake , "
Song , Lola Carter.
Class recitation , Miss Lobdell's
"Little Flakes of Snow , " primary
"What We Want in Our Stockings , "
Mrs , Chrlstoph's class.
Recitation , "The Dolly's Stocking , "
) orls Brush.
Jingle song , school.
Recitation , Edna Booth.
Lullaby , live little girls.
Recitation. Mrs. Guild's class.
Recitation , George Burton.
Song , school.
( jlass recitation , Miss Spreacher's
Rccitalton , May Ellen Praugle.
Song , "Our Stockings , " live lltllo
Song , Mrs. Lough's class.
Hecllallon , Isabella Graham.
Recitation , Ilervey Lough.
Recitation , Eva Bradbooks.
Song , Myrtlce Doughty.
Recitation , Peter Graham.
Recitation , Goldle Kimball.
Recitation , Carol Sly.
Song , Mildred Dunn.
Recitation , Mary Graham.
Recitation , Helen Beols.
Song , Winifred I In/on.
Recitation , Bernlce Covert.
Recitation , Gertie Graham.
Song , Grace Woods.
Recitation , "A Merry Christmas , "
"Christmas , " Leonadls Evans.
Recitation , "The Turkey's Lament. "
Song , Gladys Meredith.
Dialogue , "Jesus' Little Lambs , "
class No. 1.
Recitation , "If I Had Lived n
lethlchcin , " Mabel Dederman.
Recitation , "Christmas Stars , " Wll-
Recitation , "If Every Day Were
Christmas Day , " Otis Ellerbrock.
Dialogue , "Lights For the King , "
class No. 4.
Recitation , "Her Christmas Trou-
jles , " Vaneta Horler.
Song , Gladys Hartford.
Recitation , "Royal Christmas , '
Recitation , "A Christmas Carol,1
Recitation , "No Room at the Inn , '
Song , "Christmas Bells. "
Hecllalion , Clarice Castle.
Recitation , Hey Barrett.
Recitation , Irene Shrlder.
Recitation , Ernest Mole.
Song , class No. 5.
Recitation , Hilda Johnson.
Recitation , Douglas Luke.
Dialogue , five boys.
Recitation , Helen Donisthorpo.
Recitation , Eddie Wood.
Recitation , Gladys Banner.
Song , "Santa Claus Came Down tin
Recitation , Leota Dorathy.
Recitation , Reynolds Johnson.
Recitation , Madeline Denton.
Drill , primary class.
Recitation , Clara Harrington.
Hecitallon , Dwight Merriam.
Song , "Little Lord Jesus. "
Recitation , Elva Luke.
Recitation , John Harned.
Dialogue , four girls.
Recitation , Goodwin Dryden.
Recitation , Margaret Allen.
Recitation , Margaret Stansborry.
Recitation , Joe Noonor.
Recitation , Ruby Ilarned.
Recitation , Orvul Wohror.
Song , "The City of Bethlehem. "
Recitation , Vera Garnet.
Recitation , John Allen.
Recitation , Lester Hyde.
Song , Irene Shrldor.
Recitation , Esther Moollck.
Dialogue , class No. 5.
Recitation , Hazel Harrington.
Recitation , Kendall Johnson.
Recitation , Albert Kendall.
Song , "Jolly Old St. Nicholas. "
At Trinity church evening prayo
was said and the Christmas carol
were sung by the children.
HITS SOCIETY WOMEN.
London Preacher Says House Is nc
Home Without Children.
Chicago. Dec. 20. Rev. Williar
Spurgeon. an English minister , wh
spoke at Orchestra hall lo the Sunda
Evening club Sunday night , alluded t
the First ward ball as a "devil's cai
nival. " He also hit at Chicago soclet
women , particularly those who hav
Dr. Spurgcon spoke on "Tho Chrie
Child. " and mi-dieted with a forclfi :
optimism the coming of a klngdot
which will have power to eradlcat
graft , greed and vice from the larg
cities of the wor'd. Ho spoke a mei
Eago of hope ( o the worklngman a
seen In the birth of the Christ child
"I am an optimist about city life as
veil IIH country life. The coming of
'hrlsl Is going to destroy graft and
vice , and such thlngrf as the devil's
larnlval which disgraced your city a
'ew ' days ano will be known upon the
arth no more.
"No home him a right to he called a
mine unless It Is Inhabited by children ,
ind In It are heard the ripples of child-
sh laughter. The women who are
pending their time In having a good
line and are always on ( he go , attend-
ng whlsi parties and neglecting their
nisbands , have no right In the home
hat was blessed by the coming of the
? hrlst child. You don't know what
home Is until you hear In it the coo
of a little child's voice. "
School Folks for January 22.
Friday , January 22 , has boon se
eded as the dale for northern No-
iraska school folks to banquet In Nor-
'oik. U. S. Conn of rolumbtis Is act-
ng head in the organization at pres
ent mid Frank Pllgor of Pierce Is
" .We will have a big meeting , " Prof
I. M. Pile of Wayne assures The
An attractive list of toasts will be
iropnred and a large number of school
loachers and superintendents are ex-
iiected to bo here.
The success of the meeting Is said
: o ho alreadv assured.
Conventions for the Year.
December 29 , annual convention of
he North Nebraska Live Stock Pro-
ecllvo association ,
January llt-21 , state firemen's con
January , Elkhorn Valley Medical so
January , second annual banquet ami
iioellng , Norlh State School Folks'
January 22 , eleventh anniversary
celebration , Norfolk Council , U. C. T.
January 25 , district congress of the
February , blacksmith's convention.
March , stale convention of Commer
There Is no Indication that Norfolk
hiring the year 1009 will drop behind
ior record of 190S as a convention
jlty. Within the next two or three
months half a dozen or so conven
tions are already listed for Norfolk.
The year just closing witnessed
many Important , conventions here.
\mong the state convenllons which
met here were the state aerie of
Oagles , the grand council of the U. C.
T. and the state convention of the Y.
M. C. A. The teachers , the bankers ,
: he doctors , the dentists and other
north Nebraska people held annual
Horse Thief Fighters Tuesday.
The anil-horse Ihlof lighters of north
Nebraska gather hero Tuesday of next
week to recount the year's work and
: o plan the continuation of the ef
fective warfare which is being waged
Tgainst horse grabbers.
State Firemen In January.
One of the biggest conventions of
the year will bo the state gathering
of firemen , which has always been
royally entertained here in the past.
Between 300 and 500 firemen are ex
During Ihe coming month the north
state school folks' banquet and the an
nual meeting of the Elkhorn Valley
Medical society will meet in Norfolk.
In February come the men of the
forgo and a month later the repre
sentatives of the commercial clubs
and business organizations of the
The district congress of the Ben
Hur will be accompanied by a big class
Lose the Bankers.
The northeast Nebraska bankers ,
after meeting in Norfolk two succes
sive years , will go to Crolghton this
spring. The north state teachers , how
ever , while their convention art-aug
ments have not been made , are ex
pected back in the spring , some COO
New Head for Hospital Here.
Dr. Joseph Percivnl of Omaha lias
been appointed superintendent of the
Norfolk insane hospital by Governor-
Elect Shnllonberger. and Dr. H. L ,
Wells of West Point is named as as
Announcement of these appoint
ments was made Christmas day by the
newly elected governor.
Dr. G. A. Young Is at present super
intendent and Dr. Dishong assistant
To Succeed Dr. Osborn.
A successor to Dr. Frank Osborn ,
formerly of Norfolk and now superin
tendent of the Institution for feeble
minded at cBatrice , Is named In the
person of Dr. E. L. Hoe of Beatrice.
Other appointments announced by
the now governor were :
Dr. J. F. Steele , Hastings , first as
sistant physician nt Hastings hospi
Dr. Crutchor , Mt. Clare , second as
sistant at Hastings hospital.
Dr. Halle , Ewing , roappolnted second
end assistant physician at Lincoln
hospital for insane.
Emma C. Johnson , superintendent
of home for friendless , Lincoln.
Dr. Ernest O. Webber , Valpararlso
first assistant physician nt Lincoln
Charles Fernland , South Omaha ,
deputy food inspector.
13. W. Carson , Edgar , deputy food
J. E. Bodle , Lincoln , deputy food In
On Governor's Staff.
Quarter Master General Allen D
Faulkner , Omaha.
Aid-do-Camp Fred W. Witnatz
Colonels J. W , Kelly , Gothenburg ;
Parrls Cooper , Crawford ; Robert S ,
Oberfelder , Sidney ; H. J. Hill , Lin
coin ; J. E. Miller , Mlllerton ; W. F ,
Webber , Omaha ; William Mandodoto ,
Omaha ; Patrick Walsh , McCook ; .las.
E. Martin , South Omaha ; E. J. Shirt.
A movement has been on foot
among a number of north Nebraska
physicians to seek to retain Dr. Young
In the Huperinteiidouey.
Dr. Young's Plans.
Dr. Young , who has made such a
splendid record In the Norfolk hospi
tal , will leave public Institution work
ind establish a private practice at
some point not yet selected , possibly
Omaha. He expects to spend several
montliH In Europe1 In the near future.
During his trip abroad Mrs. Young
will remain with her father In Colum-
MULLEN CAUSING TROUBLE.
Activity of Oil Inspector Rouses Ire
of Many Democrats.
Lincoln , Dee. 2ti Governor-Elect
Shallenberger may get through Ibis
next two weeks without taking a
land In the organization of the legls-
Intura , but ho Is already ( ho object
of considerable criticism because of
the activity of his man , Arthur Mul
len of O'Neill.
While Democrals generally do not
know why It Is Shallenborger appoint
ed Mullen oil Inspector and what Is
: ho tie that binds them , some other
Democrats have an idea. This Is the
explanation they give.
Mullen was president of the Bryan
Volunteers and as such officer visited
many parts of Nebraska soliciting
members and getting voters Interest
ed In the move. Instead , however , of
devoting his time to organizing Bryan
volunteers for work during the cam-
[ lalgn It Is repotted that he boosted
the candidacy of Mr. Shallenberger
for the Democratic nomination for
governor. One of the candidates for
the nomination at that time probably
could tell some Interesting history
ilong that line were lie talkative. So
Shallenberger is under obligations to
Judges Get the Raise.
H is legal tor State Auditor Searlo
lo Issue warrants for the salary of su
preme Judges at Ihe rate of $1,500 a
year and for the salaries of district
judges at the rate of $ : ' . ,000 a year.
This Is the decision of Attorney ( Jen-
oral Thompson. The quest Ion was
presented to him by State Treasurer
llrlan , who desired to know If ho had
inthorlty to pay the warrants with
out a specific appropriation.
Recommendations of Veterinarian.
Deputy Stale Veterinarian Charles
A. McKIm recommends in his biennial
report to Governor Sheldon that the
state veterinarian's department be re
moved from under the direct control
of the governor and be placed In
charge of a live stock sanllary board ,
consisting of five members appointed
> y Ihe governor , each to serve for a
term of five years , but In such a way
that one member will retire annually.
Dr. McKlm says the work of bis
( U-parlment has more than doubled
since 190G and at the present time it
is an impossibility for one man to
properly care for it or to answer all
the calls made upon him to examine
animals supposed to be suffering from
contagious , infections , transmissible
diseases. Ho renews his request that
the legislature appropriate more
money for assistant state veterinarians
who are now allowed $5 a day for
At the present time only $200 a year
Is allowed for assistants and Dr. Me-
Kim says this is not more than one-
sixth of what il should be. He recom
mends that three of the members of
the proposed live stock sanllary board
shall be financially Interested in live
stock and two practicing veterinar
ians , graduates of a recognized veteri
nary college. The board should have
the power to employ such help as it
iinds necessary and an executive of
ficer , who shall bo the state veterinar
ian , not a member of the board , and
who shall be a graduate of a recog
nized veterinary college.
Will Parker In New Movement.
Will Parker , who is a son of Rev.
J. J. Parker and who spent a good
part of his boyhood in Norfolk , is tak
ing a prominent part in the popular
promulgation of "psychotherapy , "
known more popularly as the "Em
manuel church movement. " Mr. Par
ker , who has been teaching English In
Columbia university. Is the editor of
"Psychotherapy , " a monthly magazine
just started In Now York under the
mosl distinguished auspices of a cum
ber of men famed In the intellect jal
? oincthlng of the character of she
I'liMication which Mr. Parker is tc
edit may bo judged from the subscrip
tion price which Is $ G a year for ono
edition and $18 a year In counoni Ion
with a course of reading.
Psychotherapy Is , as far as It goes
a "mind cure , " or , as It Is said "m utal
moral and spiritual help for mental
or physlclal aliments. " When the
movement first started lu Boston an 1
when It was later taken up by Bishop
Samite * ! Fallows in Chicago , UKJHIJII -
lar mind associated It with ChrUtia"
Science and the promoters of tHcne.v
movement admit developing what they
term the "element of truth" In Chris-
Han Science. The result of It all it
this "course of readliu" combining in
It Is announced "sound psycnology
sound medicine and sound religion. '
Among the scholars and authorities
who will contribute are : Prot. J. J
Putnam of the neurology depn'-tmi'iil
of Harvard , Prof. Jastrow of the de
partment of psychology In the uni
versity of Wisconsin , R. C. Cabot , an
instructor in the Harvard medical
bchool , Prof. J. H. Angoll of the d < )
partition ! of psychology In CMcagi :
university , Hov. L. W. Batten of the
General Theological seminary , Dr
Southard of the Harvard nudica !
school. Bishop Dallows of Chicago am !
Valentine , Nob. , Doc 20. Special tc
The News : NOWB has reached hen
of the death of Ed. RlclmrdH. a prom !
nent ranchman living forty mllei
south of here , after a short lltm-sB ol
little over a week , of typhoid fever
He leaves n wlfo and several child
Alnsworth Church Paper.
Alnnworth , Neb. , Deo. 2t. ; Special It
The News : Alnsworth has a new
paper , the General Baptist News Letter
tor , a monthly publication , edited b >
Rev. Albert Mygalt. The Deoembet
numbe made Its appearance this weeU
It Is a neat and newsy sheet.
Short Line Wants to Cut Rates.
Lincoln , Neb. , Dee. a I. On .laniuirj
111 the Nebraska railway coinmlsHloi
will consider the application of tin
Burlington to decre-ase rates on tin
O'NelllSloux City line. The road
wishes to put In a half rate on seer
grain during March. April and May
a half rate on trees and shruhber >
and a three-quarter rale on fat slocl <
inovlni ! east.
Fell In Love With The News.
Naiier , Neb. . Dec , 2-1. Editor News :
Find enclosed check for which Hem
'Pile News to Mrs. E. Kemp , Blah-
Neb. Mrs. Kemp Is my mother and
she fell In love with the dally visit
of The News while she visited wltli
us last summer and fall , so 1 am send
Ing The News to her at Christmas.
Yours truly ,
G. A. Erlckson.
Valentine , Neb , , Dee 2(1. ( Special tt
The News : Harold Kttskle of Sparks
and Miss Gale McGoon of this cltj
were married here Wednesday. The }
will mtiUe their home mar Sparks
Both aie well known here.
TWO FIRES AT NEWMAN GROVE
General Merchandise Store of M. H
Newman , Grove , Neb. , Dec. 20.
Special to The News : About 111III' ;
Monday nljlt ) the general merchan
dlse store of M. II. Alderman was ills
covered on lire. An alarm was turned
lu and the lire department responded
promptly , but the fire had gained
considerable headway. Two streams' '
of water were turned into the blazing
building and by hard work the lire
was subdued alter doing considerable
damage. The loss by lire , smoke , end
water Is almost a total one , partially
covered by insurance. The building
owned by Peter Johnson of Otis , Col
The loss on building Is fully covered
by Insurance. Cause of lire unknown.
Our little city had boon very for
tunate as far as ilros are concerned
until recently. The fourth fire within
a month occurred this afternoon when
the dwelling house of Axel Johnson
took lire from an overheated cook-
stove. Mr. Johnson being at home at
the timehe Immediately attached the
garden hose to the hydrant and put
out the fire before much damage was
done. An alarm was turned In but
before the firemen arrived , the fire
was extinguished. Loss fully covered
Schools are closed for a two weeks' '
holiday vacation. Prof. Gilbert and
Miss Wldergren are at homo In thiss
city. Miss Rudersdorf is spending
her vacation at her home in Soutli
Omnha , Miss Wilcox In Fremont , Miss
Cnrstens at Albion , Miss Frerlchs til
Auburn , Miss Burns at Scribnor , and
Miss Hyde at Lincoln.
The regular annual farmers' Instl
tute will be held at this place In the
opera house afternoon and evening ol
January 7. These meetings have beer
very successful as farmers are taklnt
a great Interest In this work. The re
suits of these meetings are better far
Mr and Mrs. J. T. Nuzum. Dr. am
Mrs. F. L. Frink , Knitt Swnnson ant
10. H. Gerhart returned from a Irli
to the Pnn-11 Hidlo. all well pleasei
with this country. Messrs , Nuzim
and Swanson will move to Texas 1r
Dell Case has sufficiently recoverei
from his recent operation to agali
take up his duties in the Young phar
Dr. and Mrs. R. C , Simmons havi
gone to Lebanon , Kan. , to spend thi
holidays with friends and relatives.
E. Fcnsko left at noon for Excelslo
Springs , Mo. , to invoke Ihe aid of th <
mineral waters for the benefit of liii
Mrs. C. J. Havlland , who has bpoi
visiting her parents , Mr. and Mrs. H
G. Brueggoman , will return to ho ;
home at Concordla , Kan. , tomorrov
Mr , and Mrs. E. W. Shlppc-e , Mr
and Mrs. W. S. Harlow and family o
TlldPti nd Lee Hoffman of Mpadov
'GIOVO ' teok Christmas dinner with W
i U. Snipppo , Miss Glennlo Shlpplo returned
turned from her school yostordaj
Dr. OvpiocltPr has bcpn confined t (
his bed for several days.
I Tre N'oifolk band Is planning t <
move into quarters over the Schenzi-
meat nnrl-et by January 5.
A easolinp stove "carp in the housi
rf Dora Davis , east of the river
i caused a fl-e alarm Christmas night
I No damage was done.
Mr. Chrlstl. the O'Neill fruit man
' and J. B Menuey , both agree tlm
the sandy uplands of northwest Nebraska
braska will become known as tin
* io-i'o of the apple tree in time.
Perfect Christmas weather market
the day In Norfilk. The air was crls ]
and bracing but there was no dip
nErrpahlp wl'id. The day was a morr ;
HUP , Indeed , for the people of Norfoll
as well as those of every town il
i northern Nebraska and souther )
Ed E. Bcels. who is spe-nding thi
holidays with his father-in-law. F. E
' Satlcrleo , formerly of Norfolk now o
Herrlck , S. IT : , writes that the groum
IB covered with deep BIIOW and every ,
otto Is Blelglt riding. Mr. Heels sa\ *
that himlneuB In derrick IB line thin
winter , two to three cars of IIOKH u
day being the aventge shlpmriiin
Some of these porkers come from
across the line In northern NcbuiMiui
Max AHIIIIIB , who went from hnv i >
California aear , or so ago and Inti-i
moved to Oregon. wrllcH from Pun
land that he lilies that count n fm
better than California , lie na > n ih. .
Oregonhins think they are Imvlim a
hard winter , the thermometer U IHK
down to 20 degrei'B above /ero on on , ,
occasion , but It looks proitj mmd to
Max , particularly when the cmmnx m
still clothed with green verdunun.l
the fresh vcgelnljln wagon nto | > N or iin >
door every nuirnlng.
"Seeds seem In KOIIIO coimn .tumni
quarters to he held In dlnt'cpud , , . ,
served Senator Allen of MndN.m ih
other day , discussing the crfmiH ( .f
Congressman Pollard mid cnh.-rn . to
amputate the free seed distribution of
the government , "but | mnul coiifi'hB
a friendly feeling for the government'B
gift package. It Is really about tinmily
connection that i-xlstn between the
average man and his government , thin
little package of garden and ll.nM-r .
seed. It Is about the only tangible iv
turn he K ( IB from his government.
When I was In Ihe senate I took a
good deal of pleasure In Bending some
choice seed to people over the ninfo
whom I knew personally would appre
ciate the government's gift and make
the most out of It. "
COFFEYVILLE RAID RECALLED.
Discovery of Counterfeiting Outfit In
Dixon County ,
Omaha , Neb. , Dec. 21A ! crude m-t
of molds for making counterfeit nil.
ver dollars has just been turned o\- |
to the United states authorities. They
were found In the dismantling of an
old house In Wntorbiiry. Dixon count } .
The molds look as If they had I n
extensively used in their day. The
dies are set In plaster of parls and
are attached to crudely hinged blocKH
of collonwood scantling about eigh
teen Inches long.
The discovery of the outfit was
made by carpenters who wore dis
mantling the old house for Its recent
purchaser , n resident of Hooper , and
was turned over by the latter to the
federal authorities , or rather to
United States Marshal Warner who
turned It over to Secret Service Of
ficer II. H. Mills for further Investi
gation , and to trace the outfit back to
the maker , If possible.
The dies show that the dollars from
which the Impressions were innde
were of the early ' 80s. One end of I lie
He frame is badly burned and the Iiln o
connecting ; the frame Is an old iron
strap hinge. From the accumulated
dirt and grime on the outfit II has i-\\ \ .
dently not been used for many years.
The house from which the plant WIIH
recovered has also been vacant fur
many years. No one In that vicinity
seems to have any recollection of the
old honso being occupied.
The counterfeiting plant Is thought
to have been the property of n notor
ious counterfeiter and all around bad
man by the name of Milt Biggs , who
lived In that country in the lair " , nn
and who in connection with his rntm
terfpltlng traded with the Indians of
the Wlnnchago and Santee I-I-MTV.I
tlons as well as engaged in horse and
cattle stealing , running the stock into
Iowa and disposing of It.
He accumulated considerable monc-y
through his various enterprises and
was finally arrested under an Indict
ment for counterfeiting. Whilehe
was being taken from Fort Dodni to
Sioux City handcuffed be jumped out
the- car window while the train uas
going at the rate of thirty miles nu
hour and Hticce-eded in making his - -
cape. Blugs completi-lj disappean I
from tliiit part of tl-e country , but \ - ; is
afterwards luwd fiom Indirccth in
the Indian territory , wherehe becsinii-
a member of the Dalton gam ; . Un
noted bandits of that section and < ' ; ili
It Is not known for n certainty tli.-it
Bigg * ever occupied the Wal'-i Inn >
house , hut he was seen about tlnn >
frequently in the early dnys. ! ! < .ix
the leader of a tough sang fiat ianl. . < l
up and down Ihe Missouri ii\cr .11 d
northraKterii Nebraska for nrnn
years. It was brlipved for a long linn-
that Biggs made his counterfeit mom \
in that section , as much of the ! unl
money traced to him was of a mil
form character. He Is supposed < o
have disposed of most of it to thiIn
dlans , preferring to take no cbune--s
with white people. While an all
around bad man. Blgis confined l > ! s
lawlessness chiefly to counterfe itlng
and theft and swindling Indians HP
was never charged with any Killing ,
though ho .was ono of the most expert
im-n with n gun over known In that
Biggs IB thought to bo the mpmln ref
of the D.Uton gain ? that was liill-d in
the Coffeyvllle ( Kan. ) bank raid in ' ! > i
later 'R'lg ' , as nothing has ever be-ri
lizard from him since that raid.
THEATER AT NELIGH.
Biggest Attendance In History of Audi
Ncllgh , Neb. . Dec. , 20.Sp < n , ,
.Tho News : The largest crowd ' >
ever 8 'puri.'d admission to Un- \
torlum since Its opening over a > '
ago was In attendance last f\ -r > . '
when the Chaso-Llnter compnm '
srn'ed , "The Devil. " In fact tu-t-
wore sold for standing nxnn < > n \
Messrs. Jenkins & Payne , manny s
stated last evening that It wns t > o
largest audience ever In the houm
This afternoon the compaii } ill
play , "Cinderella , or the Llttlp Glass
Slipper. " Tonight the laughing mus
ical -oinedy. "A Runaway Match "
Want-advertise and turn an annoy
ance into an Incident when a useful
employee goes over to your competitor !
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