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TIIW NORFOLK WEEKLYNEWa TOUUNAIj Fill DAY JANUARY 1 1909
Mm , Norn Slum loft at noon for
C 8. Smith of MiidlHonvnn In the
I' L. Hall IR In Coon llapldB , In. , on
ji visit to IIH ! niothor.
Unhurt JamlsHon IH spending tlu ;
Iinlldayn al Iho homo of his paronU
w t of the city.
MHH ! I'Jmmu Itarliniin was culled
Iioino from Douglas , \Vyo. , by lliu III-
noHB of lior mother.
SVIr and Mrs. K. I' . Woathorby returned -
turned last evening from Omalia.
C' K. Greene or Plalnvltnv was In
Norfolk Tuesday , calling on Tom
Ilrlco al thu Oxnurd.
Mrs. Lot Ho DnvlH loft for ClitciiKO
thlH morning wlioro HIO ! will make
her homo with her nmtlior.
Mr. and Mrs. .loan Mugnuson of
Kit..art , Ind. , who have boon vlslllng
ll. W. JOIIIIH , loft toilay for the eusl.
Mr. and Mrs. M. 0. ChlllHon , who
liavo boon vlslllng In Norfolk at the
C. 8. Hayes homo , loft today for Crete ,
where they will bo the guosls of their
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Sohllngcr and
little daugnior leti today for their
.1iomo In Clyde , Kan , , after upending
tlio holidays nt the homo of Mrs.
Sohllngor's .paientH , .Mr. .and .Mrs.
Dr. W. H. Pllger la back from Omn-
M .T. Sanders has gone to North
H. C. Saltier Is homo from a visit to
Kay Page of Stanton has boon visitIng -
Ing Kay Nightengale.
Frank Klynn of Gregory , S. D. , Is
home for I ho holidays.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Will Hull are spending
the wcok In Columbus.
11 , Seldel of Stanton was In Norfolk
on a visit with friends.
Mr and Mrs. i : . E. Colonmn spent
Christmas at Newman Grove.
Sam Kent , Jr. , and family left today
Tor n visit ut Rochester , Minn.
1'anl Panll arrived homo last nlghl
from a short visit In Omaha.
< , feorge ! Bosburg returned today from
u week spent In South Dakota.
H. H. Hall and sister , Miss Marie
Hall , are visiting In David City.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wolland of
Fremont were In Norfolk Chrlslmas.
iMIss Kfilo Cronk Is spending the
.holidays . with her parents In Nor-
lAllss Georgia niakoman returned
last evening from a Chrlslmas visit
Horn lo Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Rico , a
( Born lo Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson ,
Horn to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Braasch ,
Horn to Mr. and Mrs. Carl F.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. rred King , of
near Norfolk , a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. August Hech-
man of Iladar , a daughter.
II. 13. Trucsdoll of Crolghlon , while
In .Norfolk , fell on a pane of glass ,
frailly cutting n hand and severing an
t'Platnvlow Republican : H. M. Scott
'informed us that he will soon begin
the erection of a building 25x90 feet
on the lots north of the Lotz millinery
aloro for his automobile ga"age.
On Thursday afternoon eight Colum
bus ladles will give a musical at the
Norfolk Insane hospital for the beno-
llt of the patients.
Mrs. C. S. EvniiH has spent the past
four jvo.eks in Meadow Grove with
her daughter , Mrs. J. L. Dunn. She
returns to Norfolk much improved
'Charles Bridge arrived homo yester
day from Fremont , having spent
Christinas there on his way back from
Oberlln college , where he has been scr-
lout l > sick with an attack of blood
the day's out of town visl-
'tors . 'n Norfolk were : C. D. Case ,
Woo'd Lake ; Miss Maggie Jordan ,
Treighton ; G. W. Coones , Nlobrnra ;
II. 10. Truesdell , A. 10. Heed , J. Cross ,
H. E. Cross , J. L. Jordan , L. M. Man-
ilnson. J. S. DeForest. Creighton ;
Donald Brodio , Oonosteel , S. D. ; Pat
Dougherty , Dallas , S. D. ; B. F. Cory-
Inc. Pierce ; H. J. McFnyden , Greg
ory , S. D. ; Wlllard Slsson , Frank Me-
Fayden , St. Edwards ; Newton L.
Clark , Fairfax , S. D. ; Herbert Rhodes ,
Crelghton ; Paul F. Lamoureaux ,
O'Neill ; Chloe Beckley , Crelghton ;
jYllsa Ardelln Van Conott , Wayne ;
air. and Mrs. W. S. Justin , Meadow
Grove ; A. J. Wtlcox , Gregory , S. D. ;
( Robert Schultz. Pierce ; Tom Johnson -
son , Miss Florence Tlllson , Clarence
Tlllson , Wlnsldo ; Frank Slrelow ,
Pierce : Allie Klonow , Wlnneloon ;
.Mrs. McCnrlhy , Vordel ; II , H. Mohr.
'PlnlnvJew ; O. S. Winter , Cnrlock , S.
.D nt McDonald , Humphrey H. B.
Mnson , Meadow Grove ; Charles
, \Va.t.ts Humphrey.
TYemont Tribune : Trainmaster 13.
fO. Mount of the Northweslorn has
moved Into the house , 1231 Park ave
nue , recently vacnled by F. W. Saxlon ,
who moved to Chadron.
battle Crook Enterprise : Fred Lau
residing six miles easl and three miles
north of Batlle Creek , was In town
' .THssday making arrangemenls for his
public sale which will be held Wednes
day , January G. Mr. Lau has rented
his farm and will move lo Norfolk.
Stale Sonalor C. A. Randall , who
will ropresonl the Elevenlh dislrlct
rtn the coming legislature , will leave
? Newman Grove next Sunday for Lin-
voln. Mrs. Randall and her son will
remain in Newman Grove. The sen-
ntor's headquarters will bo at 410 K
Fred W. Richardson , whose appointment -
ment ns postmaster at Batlle Creek
has been confirmed by Ihe senate , has
nnnounced Hint ho will retain Miss
May Willis ns deputy. Miss Willis has
had sMe charge of Iho office since
the dcalh of her falher , Postmaster F.
H. L. Willis.
Before the election of N. A. Housel
of Battle Creek ns county superln-
tendent , written notice was given the
llattlu Creek board by Commissioners
Malone nnd Stindcrman thai Mr. Hou
sel would ho appointed , thus making
It possible for Ihe hoard to take dell-
nlto steps toward filling the vacancy.
Dr. and .Mrs. G. A. Young will ho
Informally at home to their Norfolk
friends on Friday evening al Ihe hospi
tal. After an Informal reception ,
there will be dancing. No Invitations
are being Issued , but all the Norfolk
friends of Dr. and Mrs. Young are
cordially Invited through The News.
Malinger W. J. Stadelman of the
Norfolk Long Distance Telephone
company says Hint Iho recent order
of Iho state railway commission , pro
hibiting Iho grunting of free tele
phones , applies only to the Independ
ents of Omaha for the reason that no
oilier Independent plants In Nebraska
has over had any free telephones on.
C. M. Thompson , Iho Newport hank
er , was In Norfolk today.
Jack O'Leary and Leo Davis "mix It"
In Gregory , S. IX , on New Vcur'H night.
The mill Is expected to be a fast one
and Is for twenty rounds. Touching
his chances to win , Jack O'Lonry , who
Is well known here , writes : "It looks
a little hard on me , but 1 suprlsed the
boys up hero last winter and I am go
ing to try and hand them the same
bunch this winter. "
Madison county Is represented by
the following young people In this
year's graduating class at the Wayne
normal : Mr. Nordgren , Newman
Grove , Mr. Dunn , Norfolk. Miss Jamie-
son , Norfolk , Mr. Cutkosky , Battle
Creek , sclonco course ; Mr. Taft , Nor
folk , Miss Sachtjon , Madison , Miss
Trent , Madison , teachers' course ; Mr.
Losey , Battle Creek , commercial
Robert Schoenfeld , whose funeral
was hold In Hadar by Rev. Mr. Brauer ,
was a member of Ihe Norfolk lodge of
Ihe Sons of Herman. Mr. Schoenfeld
was declared by local lodgemon , to
huvo been highly esteemed by nil. Ho
had been a member of the Sons of
Herman for about a year and was In
good standing. As a result the family
Is entitled to all the benefits of his
Aside from "The Honeymooners , "
which comes to the Auditorium Sat
urday night , the following are Goo. M.
Cohan's attractions : "Tho Gover
nor's Son , " "Running for Ofllce , " "Lit
tle Johnny Jones , " "Goo. Washington ,
Jr. , " "Forty-five Minutes From Broad
way , " "Fifty Miles From Boston , "
"Tho Yankee Prince , " "The Talk of
Now York , " "An American Idea , "
'The Doll's Holiday. "
Stanton Register : Charles Reicho
gave an electric show and musical
entertainment at the Sporn school
house Tuesday evening. After the
moving pictures wore all shown , ho
presented some views of homestead
life in South Dakota , showing the
kinds of buildings , the lay ot the land
and the crops raised. These were an
excellent aid to the pupils who attend
ed in giving them an idea of how
people live In the newly settled
homes on Iho prairie.
Little four-year-old Johnny Fink , a
son of George Fink , n Northwestern
brldgebulldor living nt Gil Park av-
oiiuo , choked to death at 7 o'clock
last evening , ihe lltlle boy was
taken with a severe cold a few days
ago , which developed into pneumonia
and tonsllltls. When a physician was
called yesterday afternoon he said
the child could not live. The father
was away but was expected home at
noon. The family belong to the ZIon
German Congregational church.
Ira Wolfe of E'gln ' , a merchant of
that place and manager of the opera
house there , was In Norfolk yesterdav
afternoon. Mr. Wolfe came to town lo
visit his friend , Tom Brlce.
who Is just recovering from a very ser
ious siege of typhoid fever. Mr.
Wolfe has not been In Norfolk for
ten years. He was snrnrlscd at the
improvement shown during that time
and commented favorably nuon the
city's metropolitan tone. Christmas
business at Elgin , Mr. Wolfe said , was
never so good as this year.
Mr. and Mrs. II. F. Seat of Naper
nassed through Norfolk yesterday with
the remains of their son , B. J. Seat , who
died suddenly in Colorado springs last
week , Mr. Seat was traveling sales
man for an Omaha jobbing house and
was well known over the state. Last
spring he wont to Colorado for relief
from tuberculosis. Ho Improved rapIdly -
Idly and the disease seemed to have
left him. On Thursday he storied
for Nebraska. Intending to resume his
traveling. While on the way to Iho
depot he was taken with hemorrhage
of the lungs and died In a few hours.
He was about thirty years old and un
YOUNG WIFE DIES.
Mrs. Carl Braasch Dies In Norfolk ,
Leaving Babe a Week Old.
Mrs. Carl Braasch , living In Edge-
water park addition , died nt 5:15 :
Wednesday morning. She was twenty
years old 'and had been married but
Ihlrteon months. She leaves a young
husband and a llltlo baby a week
Mrs. Brnasch was n daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Reicho , living south of
Iho city. She was raised In this
vlcinlly nnd hod many friends in and
WILL FREMONT GET IT.
Understood that Fremont Can Have
Next Firemen's Convention.
Fremont Tribune : Whether Fre
mont wants to entertain the state fire
men's convention In 1910 is a question
confronting the Fremont flro depart
ment. Owing to the central locution of r
Fremont , the firemen of the state are
understood to bo ready to come.
Norfolk gels Iho convention this
year , which will he held January 19 ,
20 , nnd 21 , nnd to which Fremont will 1
send n largo delegallon , including rep
resentatives from every company and
Us flro chief , Harry Hnuser , to attend.
M. M , Mortenscn of Fremont Is presi
dent of the slate association.
Mr. Lucky , who has been n Northwestern -
western operator at Stanton , has
opened n Jewelry store In Pllger.
Stephen Jones nt Madison has
doubled Iho capacity of his Ice
MOTHER GOT HIS LOVE LETTER.
Plains for Secret Marriage Failed
Through an Old Mistake.
Kaiwao City , Dec , 20. If ho cares
to prollt by past experiences perhaps
In the future Paul W. Lutz , seventeen
years old , a son of Mr , and Mrs. J. P.
Lutz of 18-lfi Denny avenue , Kansas
City , Knn , , will look twice the nexl
lime he writes a letter and places It
In nn envelope. After ho went to St.
Umls In November to work , young
Lutz addressed an envelope to his
mother , but Instead of Inserting the
letter ho had written lo her ho Inserted -
sorted a dainty note Intended for his
swcolbearl , Miss Edith Herron of
Kansas City , Kas.
The letter received by Mrs. Lulz dis
closed the fact thai her son had asked
Miss Horron to go to St. Louis and
marry him on Christmas day. Mrs.
Lutz losl no llmo In writing to St.
Louis olllclals to stop Iho marriage. .
Fire Cure for Wayne Jag.
Wayne Democrat : Wednesday af
ternoon the Democrat was told thai a
certain party visiting In Wayne had
gotten Into a little fuss , and to please
not "write him up. " As ll was sup
posed to bo only n slight fraclnro of
Ihe peace , Iho requesl was grnnled ;
bul later Information is lo Ihe effecl
that the affair was quite serious and
It is just a mnlter of a few seconds
thai Iho "visitor" is not ripe for plantIng -
Ing in the cemetery. However , we
omit the genlleman's name oul of re
gard for his family. Marshal MIer
requests that the Incident be made
public If only to show what a damn
able shack the city of Wayne keeps fern
n cooler. The offender had n bit of
fuss with a bartender , and later Mar
shal Miner arrested him and took a
loaded revolver from his person. The
marshal then put him In the soak
house ; this being Tuesday evening.
During the night the engineer at the
power plant happened to notice smoke
or fire In the dope parlors , nnd hurryIng -
Ing just In time to pull the drunken
man oul of Iho burning bed clolhos ,
( lames ilaring up from Iho insect-lined
linen. Marshal Miner says lhal len
minutes more would have made a per
manent cure for the drink habit of ihls
unfortunate , and he further states that
the "calaboose" Is a dangerous place ,
not only for Inmates , but that there is
a great risk of the old fire trap being
the cause of a fire to the city power
plant. It Is so rotten thai a prisoner
could go through Ihe floor or roof , and
Is utterly unfit to imprison even a
dog. The party who came near being
cremated will appear before Police
Judge Brltlon on probably a couple of
Reunion in Bishop Block.
Boyhood friends together , living In
the same house in far awny Norway ,
I. Sonnclnnd , a business man nt New
man Grove , nnd Dr. L. A. Culmsee of
Norfolk , mot in this city yesterday
for the first time In thirty-three
years. And when , after a third of a
century had passed , Mr. Sonnelnnd
stepped Into Dr. Culmsee's office In
the Bishop block , the doctor looked
up and called his Newman Grove
friend by his first name.
When Sonneland left Stavaneger In
Norway ho was eighteen years old.
Culmsee was a lad of thirteen. He
had boon born In Denmark but his
parents had early moved to Norway.
For four years the two had lived in
the same house. Sonneland was on
especially intimate terms with nn
older brother and was pallbearer at
the latter's funeral.
Then came a gap of thirty-three
When Sonneland rend that a Dr.
Culmsee , a native of Norway , had
recently located in Norfolk , ho set
about to ascertain if it was old friend.
And when he came to Norfolk to visit
E. E. Colemnn he went up to the
Bishop block and precipitated an
"across the ocean" reunion.
Sonneland would not have recog
nized his friend.
The activity of the Union Pacific
railroad officials in and about Lincoln
points to great building operations by
the Hnrrlman system during Iho com
ing year , according lo a Lincoln dls-
pnlch. The Southern Pacific line at
Dennfson , Texas , is to be extended
north on an air line through Topeka
lo Lincoln , where a connecllon will bo
made with the main line of tlio Union
Pacific , giving Harrtman two of the
shortest routes from the gulf to Pacific
coast points. A new double track of
the Union Pacific cutoff will be con
structed from Omaha through Lincoln ,
connecting at Central City with the
present main line , thus saving mileage
and giving the Harrlmnn system the
long desired main line facilities in the
Nebraska capital city. General Mana
ger Mohler was In Lincoln last week
considering urangements for driving anew
now line through Ihe heart cf Hit
wholesale district. The condemnation
of property promises lo coal several
hundred thousand dollars , but Union
Pacific olllclals admit lhal Harrlmnn
Is not to bo restrained by expense nnd
say Ihoy have orders to proceed with
the new line south from Lincoln to the
gulf. This will cut out Kansas City
as a clearing house for gulf trade and
also divert the Nebraska and Kansas j
I wheat trade from the lakes to the gulf
I Teachers are Coming Back.
, North Nebraska teachers , over 500 I
i strong this time , are coming back to )
ll Norfolk In the spring. The couven-
lion will bo held In this city March
: il and April 1 and 2 , The conven
tion wns located In Norfolk by the
execullvo committee , consisting of
President Campbell of West Point ,
Vice President Dorcmus of Madison ,
Treasurer Pllger of Plerco and Miss
Jennie Vonnorborg of Carroll , secre
tary , meeting at the Oxnard hotel this
Norfolk through the Commercial
club asked thai Iho convention be
kept hero. Columbus and West Point
also extended Invitations.
The declamatory conlesl will beheld
held on the evening of March 111 at
the Auditorium. The main meellngs
will also bo held at the Auditorium.
The programs for the evenings of
April 1 nnd 2 will be strong features
of the association. Financially the
association Is now strong enough to
secure almost any thing It wants.
The convention sessions are hold
Wednesday , Thursday and Friday.
The Saturday session Idea Is dropped.
The olllcors of the convention hope
to bring the attendance up toward the
GOO mark next spring.
Right of State In an Estate.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Dec. 28. Follow
ing a hearing hold a few days ago be
fore Judge Garland , of the United
Stales court , In a suit Instituted -by al
leged heirs of John McClollaii , a
wealthy Sioux Falls pioneer who died
some years ago , Judge Garland has
rendered a decision of some Impor
tance bearing upon the right of the
state of South Dakota lo Iho oslatc.
The cstnlo has been In litigation
since Iho death of McClellnn , Ihe slnlo
claiming It on the ground that McClel-
lan died Intestate , without heirs. At
the recent hearing the slale presented
a motion for leave lo intervene in the
suit instituted by the alleged heirs ,
who reside In Texas , Arkansas , Colorado
rado and Pennsylvania. It is upon
this motion that Judge Garland has
just rendered his decision , denying
the motion but giving the state of
South Dakota a period of ninety days
In which to commence a proper action
to cslabllsh Us lllle lo Ihe eslalo.
South Dakota Oil Right.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Dec. 21. While
In Sioux Falls , S. D. , D. L. P. Lamb ,
one of Ihe Ihreo slate oil inspectors
who arc on duty in South Dakota ,
elated that there was little doubt that
South Dakota hail the best oil laws
of any stale In the union.He further
stated that within the past sixty days
he had received letters from sixteen
different states asking for copies of
the South Dakota oil laws , and In
each inslance Ihe request was coupled
with the statement that the writer of
the letler had been Informed lhal Ihe
Soulh Dakota laws governing the
selling of oil wore the best known , Mr.
Lamb stated that during the year just
closing he had been compelled to re
ject less than one hundred and fifty
barrels of oil out of the many thou
sands of barrels he had inspected dur
ing that time. . So far as he is aware
the law might be irnproveed In one
particular , by being amended to the
jxlent of prohibiting the distribution
of oil in the stale by any company
which did not have a warehouse at
some polnl in the state. Such an
amendment would affect the smaller
companies which ship Into the state
small quuntlllos of oil that keep t e
state oil inspectors on the jump.
NO LOVE ON $6 A WEEK.
New York Judge Says Law Can't Help
Women Who Try It.
New York , Dec. 29. Judge Foster ,
sitting in the court of general ses
sions , gave warning to women who
may bo inclined to try love in a cot
tage on $ G a week that they cannot
expect the law to force their hus
bands to support them. Anna Glass-
berg had applied to the corporation
counsel to compel her husband , Les
son Glussberg , lo support her. They
were married about a year ago. Glass-
berg was then earning about $ G a
week ns an apprentice painter. Ho
had failed to increase his earning ca
pacity and two months ago he gave
up the struggle to keep house and
separated from his wife.
"This rushing Into matrimony may
appeal to the president of the Untied
States , " said Judge Foster , "but it
does not lo any one who weighs the
evidence and acts Judiciously to deter
mine whether or not such a thing Is
reasonably right and proper.
"A most fruitful cause of misery lies
in the largo families the poor persist
"I nm not going to encourage this
kind of matrimony by making the hus
band whose earnings are $6 a week go
out and steal to support a wife. "
Honeymooners Real Treat.
The people of Norfolk and sur
rounding towns are going to enjoy n
theatrical treat Saturday night of
this week when "Tho Honeymoon
ers" comes to town. This is pro
nounced George M. Cohan's funniest
and cleverest musical comedy , and
anything bearing the Cohan owner
ship brand assures the genuine
There are sixty people In the com
pany , which has Just como from a ,
four months' successful run In the
New Amsterdam theater , Now York.
Twenty of these are comedians nnd
principals , while Ihere are forty prel-
ty chorus girls.
WIIHo Dunlny , one of Broadway's
favorites , is the chief funmakor ,
laklng the role of Mr. Cohan.
A Really-Clever Show.
Geo. M. Cohan is prodigal with his
wonderful gifts -of humor , musical
composition and dialogue. He
lavishes riches upon his productions
nnd "Tho Honeymooners" contains
j no less than twenty now songs , a
brezzy stirring plot , crisp fascinating
dialogue , and two score of the pret
tiest girls who have ever left Broad-
way under the 'Cohan banner. It Is
, preolsely the sumo production which
will bo seen here. Those who saw
the Now York presentation will re
member what a gorgeous spectacle It
was , the gowns and scenery being
singularly beaullful. "Tho Honey-
mooners" In n delightful cross sec-
lion of life In n typical New England
town , Tlgervllle , Vermont. Mr. Co
han who underslands the American
small town ns does no other contem
porary author , has depleted a score
or more of types and dealt with the
villagers In a spirll of brilliant fun
and genial satire full of laughs but
without a single taint of bitterness.
There Is a hot local political cam
paign , a love' affair and a general In
termingling of the characters for
laugh making purposes Hint keeps
Iho observer both excited and
pleased. Cohan has the rare gift of
steering n strong plot amid music and
laughs and preserving its coherence.
Among the song hits In the big show
are "Kid Days. " "Lot's Take nn Old
Fashioned Walk , " "I'm a Popular
Man , " "In n One Night Stand , " "I'll
be There Ir. the Public Square , " and
"If I'm Coin' lo Die I'm Goln' to Have
Some Fun. " There are some forty
pretty girls all skilled chorus work
ers , gowned up to the minute and
brimming over with Cohan vivacity.
In the powerful cnst are such favor
ites as James Barlley , Daniel Sullivan ,
Jack London , Thomas A. 1 learn ,
William Singer , Annie Whcnton , Ger-
Irndo Leitrandl , Rose Gtldea and
Minnie Plllord. "Tho Honeymoon-
ers" is the best of the Cohan song
Prlcos for the attraction will bo
FiOc , 7Cc , $1 and $1.50. Seats go on
sale Friday morning , but mall orders
are reserved now. It Is nnticlpnlod
that a good many people from
towns near Norfolk on all railroads
will como In for this show.
For a Room Directory.
A special room directory , to be used
in placing visiting delegates In Nor
folk , Is to bo compiled by tho' Com
merclal club. In this way the Com
merclal club officials will know Just
where vlsllors to tno city , In atten
dance ut different conventions , can be
placed during their stay. The list will
Include holols , rooming houses and
private homes where hospitality maybe
bo extended to visitors when occasion
In Ihe past n sopnrnlo canvass has
been made for each big convention
and the results of the canvass Im
mediately lost. The permanent list
will bo compiled by W. R. Hoffman
and W. A. Witzigman , named at a
meeting of the Commercial club di-
reclors last night.
The directors pledged their moral
support and the usual financial aid
towards the annual teachers' conven
tion. A. L. Killinn and F. A. Peeler
wore named to secure the necessary
contribution from Norfolk avenue
business men who will profit by the
convention being held hero
Some arangeinents were made for
the annual meeting and i-lecllon of
the Commercial club on January 8 ,
a call for which will bo issued in a
short time by President D gnor. W.
R. Hoffman , W. A. Wit/igman nnd J.
D. Sturgeon were appointed ns nn
entertainment committee .mil in
structed to arrange a light luncn for
the annual meeting.
The coming stale contention of Ne
braska commercial clubs was dis
cussed and will bo lakcn up furlher
at the annual meeting.
BURLINGTON GETS OUTLET.
Acquisition In Colorado Said to Give
Hill More Leverage.
Sioux City Journal : Railroad men
and others in Sioux City are interested
by the report from Xew York that the
Burlington road has secured a controlling -
ling interest in the Colorado and
Southern , including a network of
lines in Colorado , a prospective line
from eastern Wyoming to Denver , and
an outlet from Denver to the gulf.
The addition of the Colorado and
Southern road to the Hill system will
sllmulato the Colorado and western
business of the Burlington from this
territory. It will moan that the Bur
lington can sell a tlckel over its own
lines from Sioux City to scores of
towns In Colorado , including places as
far west as Grand Junction , Ihe terminus -
minus of Iho Colorado Midland , half
of Iho slock of which Is owned by the
Colorado and Southern.
That the outlet to the gulf which
the Burllnglon will secure Ihrough Ihe
acquisllion of lines owned by Ihe
Colorado and Soulhern will have any
Importance in this section Is scouted
by railroad men. When the Ashland
cutoff was built much was said about
an ultlmalo line from Ihe had of Ihe
lakes to the gulf , but a study of the
railroad map shows It will not como
The Colorado and Southern owns
2,207 miles of road , consisting of the
Colorado and Southern , the Fort
Worlh and Denver Clly , Ihe Trlnily
and Brazes Valley , Ihe Wichita Valley
and Iho Colorado and Cripple Creek
DIslrlct Railway companies.
In Wyoming the Colorado and
Southern has n line from Orin June-
lion , on Iho Northwestern road , south
through Guernsey , the western ter
minus of a Burlington line , to Choy-
enne. From Cheyenne to Denver Iho
company has a traffic arrangement
with Ihe Union Pacific. But the Colorado
rado and Southern operalcs lines
from Denver north to Fort Collins and
Greoley , and Ihese probably will bo
oxlended to Cheyenne. When Ihls ex
tension Is completed nnd when the
Burlington line Is extended northwest
lo Thermopolls , Die southern terminus
of Ihe Burllnglon's new line in Iho Big
Horn basin , Iho Burlington will have
n connection from Galveston , on the
gulf , to Seattle and Tacoma and a di
rect line from eastern W > omlng to
The purchase of the Colorado and
Soulhern will give the Hill system
one of the most Important railroad
systems In Colorado.
OUR "REEKING" COUNTRY.
Outburst of Pulpit Sensationalism
Now York Sun : The Rev. Charles
F. Akod. minister of the Fifth Avenue
Itaptlst church , does not seem to ho
very well satisfied with the country lo
which he was Imported from Orcat
Britain to preach the gospel. Speak
ing fo the momhorH of the xiw , nun-
Kim ! society In this city he admonished
his hearers thus :
"You cannot he great while your
country reeks with social Injustice and
political wrong ; when capital and la
bor are ready almost to settle their
differences In the smoke of battle ;
when all over the land women In
sweatshops are singing the song of the
shlrl ; when the cry of children Is
heard In factories all over the land.
Worst of all Is Iho materialism wo see
on every hand debasing Us people. "
Are llilngs really as bad as Ihls ?
Does our country "reek" with social
Injustice and political wrong ? Arc
capital and labor ready to fly nt one
another In revolutionary combat ? Is
the case of women In sweatshops and
the children In factories so hopeless-
of amelioration as the reverend speak
er Intimates ? And Is the spirit of ma
terialism debasing the people ?
Wo rather think not. Dr. Aked's lan
guage Is the utterance ol gross ex
aggeration. There is no laud In the
world where there Is less social In
justice than there Is in the United
States of America. It is preposterous
to assert that a country reeks with po
litical wrung In which n man of such
character as William 11. Taft has just
been chosen president ; and how about
a state which has just elected Charles
E. Hughes for the second time to be
Its governor ? Notwithstanding the an
tagonisms aroused by some of the ut
terances of M.r Roosevelt , there nr
hopeful signs of n better understand
ing between capital and labor. Thous
ands of devoted men and women nro
constantly giving time .ind money lo
Improve the conditions of the workers
In sweatshops and factories. A si for
materialism , If thai Is making pro
gress , which we gravely doubt , who
IB responsible Hierofor more than the
That there are evils of the character
Indicated by Dr. Akod cannot be ques
tioned ; but thai Ihey are predominant ,
na he also Intimates , wo emphatically
deny. The country does not "reek"
with these evils at all ; but the pulpit
reeks with nonsense when It Is made
the agency of such attacks upon Its
HUNTING IN THE ROSEBUD.
Sad End of an Owl Who Got In the
Way Lesson to Other Owls.
Gregory Advocate : Sunday H. F.
Slaughter , Fred Huston , Mike Rust ill ,
Edgar Hood and Evert Logan went to
Slaughter's ranch near Brocksburg lor
a quail hunt From the number of
guns , lltlle guns , big guns ; long guns ,
short guns ; and cases cases of am
munition of course they loaded In
the automobile , one would think that
they were going to Join Roosevelt on
his hunting Irip. II certainly was a
day when quail were to suffer. It
made one's mouth water to hear about
the number they were going lo bring
back. When Ihey arrived nt the
ranch little time was lost in going lethe
the woods and underbrush along the
river. Hood and Logan were tramp
ing along when suddenly there was
a whirling sound and in front of them
a quail was making his get-away.
Both fired , the quail flow on , but a
poc- owl , who was moping in n near
by tree fell to the ground kerplunk ,
dead as a door null. The party got
two quail , and ( heir friends who
dreamed all day long of quail on
toast ate their usual Sunday evenIng -
Electric Company Into Scotland.
Sioux Falls , S. IX , Dec. 29. Special
to The News : Scotland Is the latest
South Dakota town lo arrange for the
construction and operation of an elec
tric light system. An arrangement
has just boon entered Into with the
company which operates similar sys
tems at Wagner , Geddes , Platte and
Armour to construct nnd operate a sys
tem at Scotland. Work on the system
will commence ns early in the spring
as possible. An effort was made to
form n slock company at Scotland ,
br.t I hose efforts failed. The outside
company will be granted the fran
chise it once.
SALOME BEATEN TO A FRAZZLE.
Anna Held Girls Do a Skit at Helnze
New York , Dec. 29. Blase Broad
way showed lively Interest yesterdav
and was oven somewhat shocked by
a sumptuous banquet at Rector's
given by F. Augustus Helnze , the cop
per capitalist , to Miss Elizabeth Stanton -
ton , formerly of Iho London Galely
company , and six of Iho prettiest girls
on the Now York stage. When the
party broke up there was a hint of
daylight in Iho easl. Altogether It
was one of the jolllest affairs of Ihe
When one of Iho girls from the
Anna Held company was asked what
really happened , she replied :
"Not for $10,000 would I toll you.
Why , some of those men nro married.
What would their wives think ? "
But ( ho dolalls gel oul. The guests
did not assemble until nearly 1 o'clock
In the morning , but were rewarded
with a repast at $150 per cover. Then
followed a dance by candle light. Sud
denly the lights were turned on. This
was the cue for the orchestra-and the
plavors twanged out strnngo , wlerd
melodies. Instantly three girls from
Miss Hold's company took the center ;
of the stage , Miss .Marshal ) , .Miss
Francis and Miss Anderson. It wns a I
dance that enlhrlllcd , that entranced' '
and that caused a repetition of "Oh's" .
and "Ah's. " In the terms of the VOM
MISERY IN STOMACH.
Why nnt start now today , and for
ever rid yourself of Stomach trouble
and Indigestion ? A dieted stomach
gets the blues and grumbles. Give It
a good cat , then take Papo'tt Dlapep-
sin to start the digestive JulccH work-
lug. TlnM-0 will ho no dyspepsia or
belching of ( inn or eructations of undi
gested food ; no feeling Ilko n lump of
lead In I he stomach or heart burn , sick
headache and DI//lnesH. and your
food will not ferment and poison your
breath with nauseous odors.
Papo'H Dlapepslu costs only 50 cents
for a largo case nt any drug Htoro
bore , and will relieve the most obstin
ate case of Indigestion and Upset
Stomach In live minutes.
There Is nothing else bettor to take
Gns from Stomach and cleanse the
stomach nnd IntoKtlncH , mid besides ,
one trlnngulo will digest and prepare
for assimilation Into the blood all
your food the sumo as a sound ,
healthy stomach would do It.
When Dlapcpsln works your stomach
ach rests--gets Itself In order , cleans
up and then you fed like eating
when you come to the table , and what
you eat will do you good.
Absolute relief from all Stomach
Misery Is waiting for you as noon ns
you decide lo begin taking Dlnpopsln.
Tell your druggist thai you want
Papo'H Dlupepsln , because you want
to ho thoroughly cured of Indiges
nacnhir. It had the Salome dance
"beaten to n frazzle. "
THIS THE BOSS THIEF.
Loots Chicago Jail Fades Follow
Who Robbed a Hearse.
Chicago. Dec. 2 ! ! . Columns hnvo
been written about men who would
steal red hot stoves. Thieves who
would loot a church have won a de
served place In detective literature ,
Some even have earned the reputa
tion of being capable of robbing a
hearse and chasing the driver. But
this Is a story of Iho arch-lhlef of
This la a tale of a man who robbed
the Cook county jail. His name Is
withheld by Assistant Jailer Swoonlo ,
v. ho tmpf'i to have him nnm : In the
tolls before long ,
Because this thief had the temeri
ty to rob the jail , George Capps , still
a prisoner In Iho county bastllo , may
have to face trial oir a larceny charge
draped In his underclothes. For Ihe
Ihlef's booty was Cnpp's only suit
George Is not particularly anxious
to stand trial in any garb , bul as he
realizes the necesslly of his appear
ance In court he has bcsoeched Iho
authorities to capture his former cell
mate nnd recover his regular street
Capps said he gave Ihe nun hla
still to have it cleaned and pressed
when ho ( the cellmate , was about lo
bo released ) loft the jail. The suit
never came back , nnd Inquiry of the
lallor to whom 11 was consigned re
vealed that it had never been deliver
ed for repairs.
Bank , Print Shop and Store Burn.
Concord , Neb. , Dec. 1(0. ( Special to
The News : Fire early loday do-
slroyed Ihreo business buildings of
Ihls town , occupying a quarter of a
block. The losses :
Dlxon County World , printing nnd
newspaper office , totally destroyed.
Loss under $1,000. Plant Insured.
Concord State bank , tolnlly de
stroyed ; vault alone remains intact.
Loss about $2,500. No insurance.
Store of Hugh Gibson , totally de
stroyed ; loss $1,500.
All three were frame buildings.
Starts In Print Shop.
Fire starled In the printing plant
( it about 1 o'clock this morning. Us
origin Is a mystery.
Exactly a quarter of a block burned.
The only thing loft In that entire cor
ner Is the bank vault.
Can't Open Vault Yet.
The vault can not bo opened for
several days. The bank's money wns
The printing office adjoined the
bank. James Brink is editor of the
World. James Paul Is president of
Concord , n small town , Is the first
stalion northwest of Wakcfleld on the
Harlinglon branch of Ihe M. & O.
NELIGH A BENEFACTOR.
West Point Man Gives Use of Land
for Skating Rink.
West Point , Neb. , Dec. 29. Special
lo The News : W. T. S. Nellgh , whoso
falher , Iho Into John D. Nellgh , was
the founder of the city of West Polnl ,
has donated lo Jio clly Ihe use of
Ihreo acres of low lying land In the
viclnlly of Sherman park , for the pur
pose of a public skating rink. Pipes
have been laid from the mill race lo
convey Ihe waler lo the tract which
will be flooded to the depth of three
feet , making an Ideal and perfectly
safe recreation ground. A lobogan
slide Is also projecled by Mr. Nellgh ,
who has donaled these much prized
privileges to the people of the town.
A man does not realize that ho Is
gelling old unlll certain things he
likes very much do not agree with
II nV TliUf
We odor One Hundred Dollaro Re
ward for any case of Catarrh tlmt can
not bo cured by HaH'x Catarrh Cure ,
P. J. CHUNKY & CO. , Toledo. Ohio ,
\Ve , thu undorulKncd , huvo known F.
J Cheney for the la t fifteen yearn , nml TL
bollovo him perfectly liononiblo In nil iW ,
buHliioxH tnuiHiictlons , nnd llnunclnlly
nble to i nrry out any obligations made
I ) ) ' lil linn.
WALDINO , KINNAN & MAHVIN.
\VlioIoBiilo DrugKlstB , Toledo , O.
Hall'M Catarrh Cure IB taken Inter
nally , acting dlreutly upon the blood
nnd mucouH Hiirfaces of thu system.
Testimonials Kent free. Price , 7Go per
bottle. Bold by all DruRirlats.
Take Hall's Family I'liU for consti
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