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Tllti NOHOLiK WEKKLY NEWS JOUNAl , FKIDAVJANUARY 15 IttO'J '
FIH8T 8LEIGH DELL8.
Snow Spurs Owners of Cutters to Get
Ho , ini ; a sleigh rlilu liiHt night , nil
right , all right.
Flrnt ono IhlH wlntor , too.
Tin- heavy fall of HIIOW. ami Its level
illHirii.iitl iniulo ruttoi'H available for
MHO. ami tlioy wore dug out of tlio hay
Infl The olil iiiaro WIIH dressed up
with a Inuieli of bolls and wont
Iliu ; iii | ami down the HI rout.
Herrlck Suit Is Closed.
TinHorrloh cuso , Involving claims
Illirl riiimlorelnlniS botWOOIl tllO City
niul Sewer Contractor O. P. Horrid !
of DI-H Molnos , la. , amounting In all to
i BOVI nil thousand dollars , IH In the
liaiulH of Judge Welch. In tin maun
of ilciullH ( ho case IB ono of the mom
compli'ii'od ' canes that huvo arisen
rocemly In this county. Judge Welch
will iinimuneo his decision In February.
.IU.IHO Welch will make known his
doeiHion In all the eases hoard In Nor
folk some limp In February. Ho hud
expected to return to Madison no.xl
week , hut thu Hcrrlek CHHO will re-
ijuI cloHor examination than could
bo glvi n It In that time.
Mr. llerrlck and foreman Martin
have hcen hack In Norfolk the last
day or two for the trial. Mr. llerrlck
wan roproHontod hy Attorney Mncum-
her of Dos Molnos and M. I ) . Tyler of
thin city. Maiios & Ha/.on represented
The case was heard In the city nail ,
where most of thu previous moves In
the coulrovorsary took plnco. Former
members of the Friday and Durlnnil
iidinlnlstratlnns wore among the wit
CHANCE TO JUMP ON ROOSEVELT
Pent Up Wrath Flndo nn Outlet When
Washington , , lan. S. The special
commit ice of the house , headed by
Representative Perkins , which has
lioon studying out a plan wherohy Hid
lioiiHe will take cognl/nneo of the presd-
ilout'H si'crcl service message , will In
Its report afford a chance for a Hood
of nnti-Honsevell oratory , which hlds
fair to run Its course through many
hours. The pontup wrath against
Itoosevolt Is causing a ferment of
words which Is all hut ready to hlow
off the lid and commence a geyserliko
display. The report of the special
commit too , no matter what Its nature ,
will he the lifter of the hcadgato and
the signal for all hands who wish a
chance to jump on Mr. Roosevelt to
outer ihe arena and become busy.
J. W. Rosser of Dlxon New Member of
Gregory County Board.
Fairfax , S. IX , .Ian S. Special to
The News : Adrian Nyquist , until this
wi'oU chairman of the board of Greg
ory county commissioners , and who
was elected state senator at the
recent election , tendr-rod his reslgna
lion which was accepted , and loft on
the afternoon train for Pierre via
Norfolk , to take up the strenuous life
of a South Dakota senator.
H. I. Pierce , who has been a mem
ber of the hoard for two years , was
elected chairman in Mr. Nyqulst's
place and . .1.V. . Itossor of Dlxon , S.
1) . , was appointed to the vacancy on
Mr. Rossor Is a very excellent
citizen , a homesteader and school
teacher and somewhat a political
lender in his section , though his selec
tion seems to bear the earmarks of
the "Ilonesteel political bunch. "
Tripp County Journal Sold ,
l imro , S. D. , .Ian. S. Special to
The News : The l.amro .Journal , own-
oil and edited hy .lames A. Putney ,
was sidd to Uiwson & Donigan of
Alexandria. The Tripp County
Journal is the first and only paper
edited in Tripp county. The present
owners will enlarge the plant , and
( paper. New machinery will be added ,
and electric lights are now being put
ROBERTS MAY ENTER CABINET.
Man Who Spoke In Norfolk May bo
Secretary of Treasury.
Dispatches from Washington state
that George E. Roberts , president of a
Chicago national bank and a former
director of the mint , leads the list of
possibilities for the appointment of
Boeretnry of the treasury. Roberts is
n former Iowa man.
Mr. Roberts was In Norfolk lust
year , speaking before the northeast
Nebraska banners and urging the
cause of a central bank of Issue. It
will be recalled , as a possible coinci
dence , that Governor Shaw of Iowa ,
just before ho was named ns secretary
of the treasury , also spoke before the
northeast bankers In NorfolK.
Now York , Jan. ; > . John D.
feller Is cited as n living proof of
truth of the new cult expounded by
Mrs. Asa-Nelth of Cochnuie , to ex
clusive gathering of prominent society
and business men and women at the
home of Mrs. James Dunlop Smith , 31
Mrs. Cochnuie is the founder of the
Asa-Nelth Cryptogram , which , by the
mere changing of n person's name to
accord with the date of his or her
birth , insures success. Mrs. Cochnuie
merely establishes harmonious vibra
tions and they do the rest. *
"The llgure S is the most hnrmon-
tons ono of all , " she said. "Tho suc
cess of John D. Rockefeller was duo
to the prominent part that the figure
8 or its multiples pla > ed In his career
He was born on the eighth of the
month , started in business , on $ 1.000
borrowed capital , does business at 20
Broadway , the numerals of which , ad
ded together , make 8 ; and all the prlu .
\ Newest Dakota Town ,
Sioux KiillM , S. I ) . . Jan. 8. Spoclat |
to Tlio News : The latest now town to '
spring Into existence In South Dakota
IUIH been named Cooper , and Is situ
ated between Heaver and Sulphur
crooks , In Monde county. The now
town Is situated In the heart of a largo
settlement of homesteaders who form
erly wore residents of Iowa. George
Norrls , a former resident of Iowa , has
just been Installed as the llrsl post
master of the new town. A number
of huslncHB houses already have lo
cated at the new town.
Wolsey Wants Waterworks.
Sioux Falls , S. D. . Jan. S. Special
to The News : The people of Wolsey
Imve quite generally signed a petition
asking the city council of that place
'o call a special election and submit
to ( ho voters the proposition of Issuing
bonds In the sum of ? G,0)0 ( ) for tin-
construction of a sewerage system and
the Improvement of the present munic
ipal waterworks system. The town
in not at present provided with as ef
ficient lire protection as desired. Those
well Informed at Wolsoy express the
opinion that the proposition to Issue
the bonds for the purposes stated will
carry hy a large majority.
Who Will Try the Oil Case ?
Chicago , Jan. 8. The spoctrfclo of
the historic case of the United States
government against the Standard Oil
company of Indiana , going begging for
a judge to hoar It , was presented In
the federal building.
Judge Lnndls refused to hear it on
the ground that the opinion In the $20-
2lnU)0 ( ) judgment had prejudiced him.
Judge S. 11. llothea refused to hear
It on the simple ground that ho "didn't
want to gel mixed up In it. "
Judge Lauills designated Judge An
derson of Indianapolis , as his choice
to take up the big trial , saying that
Judge Anderson would be In Chicago
within a few days , and the matter
could be settled then.
In the event that Judge Anderson refuses
fuses to hear the case , it will go to
olio of the ofllowlng judges : Quarles
or Sanborn of Wisconsin ; Humphrey
or Wright of Illinois. Judge Hum
phrey reclded the "hoof trust" case.
Big Dakota Elevator.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Jan. S. Special
to The News : At Groton , a thriving
town in Itrown county , has just boon
completed what Is claimed to ho the
largest- grain elevator on the entire
Milwaukee railroad system outside of
the big terminal points. The now ele
vator has a capacity of 00,000 bushels
and is modern In every respect. It
was constructed by a stock company
composed of wealthy farmers residing
In the vicinity of Groton. The officers
of the company are : President , A. T.
Amsden ; vice president , Isaac Hitter ;
secretary , C. A. Draegor ; treasurer ,
Win. Koopsel. The completion of the
mammoth new elevator marks an Im
portant epoch In the history of Gro
ton as a great primary grain market.
The power for the new elevator will
be furnished by two electric motors ,
one of twelve-horse and the other of
seven. The new elevator Is provided
vlth every appliance for the handling
of grain with rapidity and In large
CORTELYOU A BANKER.
Believed Secretary of Treasury Will
Head a Big National.
Washington , Jan. S. The Informa
tion comes from Xow York financial
circles , on the highest possible au
thority , that Secretary of Treasury
Cortolyou has accepted ono of the offers
of a financial position which ho has
had under consideration.
The position. It is stated positively ,
is the presidency of ono of the im
portant national banks in the merap-
It Is expected by those best In
formed of the facts , that an announce
ment will soon ho made of the facts
In the matter.
Confirmatory of the report , is the
fact that Mr. Cortelyou when asked
about it replied evasively. "I have had
various proposals under consideration
at different times , " ho said , "and when
asked about them have said that 1 had
accepted no offer. In this case I can
neither deny nor affirm as to the ques
tion you ask. "
It is the confident belief that within
two or three weeks the announcement
of the secretary's plans will be mado.
FOREMAN BRINK HURT.
Huge Rock Breaks Chain of Derrick
and Leg of Hospital Foreman.
M. B. Brink , supply foreman for
Contractor W. S. Morton who is build
ing the Improvements at the Norfolk
hospital , broke his right leg Thursday
While a 1,000 pound rock was being
holsied out of the way the pulley of the
derrick snapped in half. The heavy
rock struck Drink across the ankle ,
breaking the bono at that point and
also seriously straining the other ten
dons of the leg.
The attending physician informed
him it would be several weeks before
he would be able to get into the game
Mr. Brink left Norfolk Friday noon
to recuperate at home in Emerson.
TRIP ENDS IN DEATH.
Mrs. Goldsmith Had Come With Grand
daughter , a Bride , From Iowa.
Coming to the vicinity of Hosklns
only a little more than a week airo
to he with her granddaughter , Mrs
Charlotte Goldsmith was unable to
stand the rigors of the trip and died
last Tuesday night. She was sixty-
four years old and her death is be-
.lloved to bo traceable to the change.
JCHhur J . oherjiewnorth |
Mrs. Goldsmith had lived with her
granddaughter \ , who a few days ago
wedded Hurnard Dutiol at thu homo In
Iowa. Mrs. Goldsmith would not be
separated fiom her granddaughter and
came to the Deuel farm two miles
north of Hosklns with her.
.Mrs. Goldsmith had not been feel
ing well but serious results were not
fin ted until n few hours before her
death. A son and a daughter live In
Iowa. Mrs. .Madison Host is a niece.
Mrs. Goldsmith hud been a member
of the United llrothern church for
The remains were taken hack to
Iowa Thursday , going over the same
route HO recently taken hy Mrs. Gold
smith In her vnntiiro from homo.
Horn to Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Leu ,
M. P. Suiter wont to Winaldo this
.laiiios Dlgnnn went to Orleans yes
terday on business.
Mrs. C. L. Anderson , who was very
; il with appendicitis , seems to bo on
the road to recovery.
W. P. Dlxon has completed his grad
ing contract down at Newman Grove
and has returned lo Norfolk.
Mrs. Alice Fairbanks of Scrlbnoi
was In Norfolk Wednesday to attend
a meeting of the Degree of Honor
lodge , of which she Is chief of honor.
Sioux City Journal : 13. 10. Heels of
Norfolk , Neb. , has purchased the bar
ber shop and pool hall at Fourth and
Wall streets formerly owned by Albert
E. Relf. Mr. Heels 1ft for Norfolk
last night to make arrangements for
moving his family to Sioux City ,
John R. Hays Is In a way a member
of the teaching force of the city
schools , lie has been detailed by the
postmaster general , along with other
postmasters the country over. Yester
day afternoon Mr. Hays spoke in the
high school auditorium , treating the
operations of the postal service In an
interisting manner and giving a few
specific suggestions on the more com
mon errors made in preparing mall.
Postmaster John Tnnuehlll at the
Ancon office In the Panama canal
strip has his share of work to do In
the transmission of the United States
mail. Here is the record of the Ancon
office for Monday , December II :
Money orders issued , ; : I2 ; registered
1II ) ; registered mail handled in transit ,
IS pieces ; stamps sold , over $ . ' ! 00 ;
mail received , two bags of letters
from Harlmllues , ono bag from Jam
aica , fifty-seven bags mixed mail from
the United Stales ; mall sent out , to
Jnmuicii and New York and Now
Orleans , fifteen bags lo the fleet ; day's
cash receipts , $7oOO. The next day's
total was about the same.
Mis. L. C. Bargelt.
The following notice of the death
of Mrs. L. C. Hurgelt , appearing in the
Myrtle Point ( Ore. ) Enterprise , was
written by an Oregon friend of Mr.
In the death of Mrs. L. C. Hargelt
again we are called upon to chronicle
the death of a loving wife ; again there
is a home made desolate and lonely in
the passing from earth of her who only
God can give mother. Mrs. Hargelt
had suffered patiently for months and
nil that medical aid and kind hands
could do was done to stay death but
the brittle thread of life was snapped
and her soul passed Into the great be
yond , Saturday. December : iO , IflOS.
Hulda Matilda Hargelt nee McCor-
mlck , was born In Indiana , December
; ! 1 , 1S70 , and was therefore 157 years ,
11 months and -'G days old at the time
of her death. She was married to Les
ter C. Bargelt September G. 1SUI5 , at
Noi folk , Neb. They afterwards moved
to Tllden , that state , where they re
sided several years , later moving back
to Norfolk. Five children was the re
sult of this union , two of whom preceded
ceded her to the otner world. The
family came to Coos county in 190.r > aud
io Myrtle Point in 11)00. ) The deceased
was a faithful member of the M. 13.
church , liming united with that
church some twenty years ago. She
was an active , conscientious worker In
the church and Sunday school and
trom these her presence , will bo great
ly missed by her co-workers and as
sociates. By her death her husband
and three sons , Hallet , Harold and
Paul , are left to mourn their irrepnir-
able loss the loss of a loving wife
and mother. The community loses .me
of its noblest women and one whoso
Influence was always for the best ; to
know her was to honor and respect her
and of her it can truthfully bo said
tnnt she had not nn enemy. Her
friends wore numbered by the num
ber of her acquaintances.
The funeral services were he'.d from
the M. 13. church Monday , by Rov. H.
M. Hranhnm. the largo concourse of
friends present and the flower laden
casket being a fitting testimonial of
the high esteem in which rho was
hold by all. The remains wore laid lo
rest in the Myrtle Point cemetery.
James Nichols Takes Office.
James Nichols of Madison is now
county attorney of Madison county
At midnight the office passed from
Jack Koonigstein to Mr. Nichols. Ex-
County attorney Koenlgstein was in
Madison today on business and con
suited with the now county attorney.
Mr. Nichols starts out In office with
very pearly a clear docket. The Len
; u r case is the only case standing on
the criminal docket. Papers had boon
filed before Mr. Nichols took office to
have the charge agalnsl Mrs. Harnhart
dropped from Ihe record.
No changes occur In the county
board , hut when the board meets at
Madison next Tuesday Burr Taft will
become chairman of the board , s
ceedlng John Malono.
Never Too Cold for Business.
A little lad was about the Junction
yesterday morning asking subscrip
tions for a certain magazine. Asked
why he was not in school the little fel
low said that It was too cold to ho In
Original Rosebudder Sells.
George W. Dye , ono of the original
liomostuad a mile east of tlorrlck for
$8,0(10 ( and will move to n farm In
eastern Kansas to he on a lower alti
Battle Creek News.
Rov. J. Hoffman made the following
statement for the year 11108 of his con-
oKiillon : Christened lit ! children ,
contlrmo.l 28 , participants of the holy
communion l.fiSO , Joined In holy matri
mony seven cotiplo , and hurled seven
persons. For mission , colleges , orphan
homo , etc. . he collected for the mem
bers $ IU2-l.iO. : Next Sunday afternoon
they will hold their general business
meeting of the year.
John Richardson and Hil Klrby re
turned Tuesday from a business visit
to'O'Neill and other places in Holt
Mr. Arnold Wachtor , a young farmer
of Ifadar , and Miss ICnitna Schlnck
of Battle Crook , wore married Docom
her 111 In ( he afternoon at the Luth
eran church by Rev. J. Hoffman. The
young couple are well known In this
part of the country and will go to
housekeeping on a farm near Hudar.
Gtistnv Toske and son , Walter , wore
hero the latter part of last week visit-
in- ; his sister , Mrs. Dlttmar , who is
living north of the I3lkhorn.
George Hrochlor , a banker of Page ,
spent a few days here the first of
the week with relatives and friends.
John Brodohpoft returned Now
Year's eve from the Lutheran hos
pital at Sioux City , where ho had been
William Walter of Tllden was visit
ing his parents hero a couple of days
Carl Xoliner wns here Now Year's
from Hastings visiting his mother and
Mrs. S. Kuhrts and daughter , Miss
Annie , were visiting relatives at No-
Mr. and Mrs. George Craig wore the
recipients of a little daughter last
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wotx.cl of Modi
son were visiting this week with
her mother , Mrs. Annie Smith.
Fred Smith was hero an business
from Norfolk Monday.
Henry Just , a tailor of Norfolk , IB
visiting hero this week with his par
The high school opened Its doors
again this year on Monday under the
leadership of the now principal , W.
J. Richardson of I'llgcr. And Tues
day our now postmaster , F. W. Rich
ardson stepped In to his new office.
Their names are nearly alike , but
there won't be any mistake , as the
Gorman neighbors of the postmaster ,
who lived with him hero on the Elkhorn -
horn bottoms for about twenty years ,
call him "Unser Fritn. "
SIOUX CITY EXPECTS GAIN.
Wil ! Profit From the O'Neill Exten
sion Soon to Be Built.
Sioux City Journal : Officials of the
Burlington in Sioux City stated yes
terday that while the Burlington road
had not as yet completed arrangements
for the building of an extension of Its
line from Ericson to O'Neill , Nob. ,
such a move might ho looked for.
For some time past press reports
from the section affected have con
tained dispatches that the line waste
to be built , and late reports from Lin
coln state that arrangements for the
building of the line have just been
completed and that contractors are at
work on the grading.
The building of this line has long
been a mooted project. From time al
most immemorial the shippers In that
section of Nebraska have been clam
oring for It. To Sioux City the openIng -
Ing of such line would mean a boom
to the packing and grain buying inter-
tests. The territory through which 't '
would run if built is composed ot
some of the best live stock sections in
Nebraska. From Holt , Hock , Loup ,
Carfleld , Wheeler and Brown counties
all the shipments of stock now are
made to the South Omaha market. The
throwing of this new line across these
counties to connect with the North
western at O'Neill would swing the
business to the local market because
the haul Is shorter both to the local
and to the Chicago markets.
"The introduction of the line into
this territory may come at any time , "
said a local official , "but we have had
no notice here that the move has been
decided upon. If the line is built it
will prove profitable both to Sioux
City and to the Nebraska territory. "
Bold Woman Thief of the Rosebud.
Bonesteel Herald : T. J. Matthews ,
brother of M. J. Matthews of this city ,
had a peculiar experience Thursday
while on his way homo from O'Neill to
When about three miles west of
Hutto Mr. Matthews' team became
unmanageable and ran away. A.trunk ,
containing various articles , was
thrown from the wagon , but Matthews
stayed with the vehicle until the team
While speeding along Mr. Matthews
passed a rig containing n woman and
a small boy. On his return for the
trunk he saw , when within fifty yards
of It , the woman removing a single
harness therefrom. Again Mr. Matth
ews' team ran , but this time to catch
the thief. Three miles to Butte and
one mile east of that city the race
continued but the woman's team
proved too fleet. Here Mr. Matthowo
gave up the chase hut employed Ed
Weber , a farmer , to take it up whore
ho abandoned it.
At last accounts Mr. Weber was
still In hot pursuit but the harness
has not yet returned to the owner.
Mr Matthews is in the livery busi
ness at Gregor > .
LaFollette Issues Paper This Week.
Washington , Jan , 7. "LnFollotte's ,
Weekly Magazine , " the first paper of
sued this wouk for the llrst time , from
MiullKonVls. . , with Senator Robert
M. LaFollotto as editor and proprietor.
It will aim to present the I aFollotto
view of public questions to the coun
Senator LaFolloltc writes friends In
Wnshli'gton that without any adver
tising , except the newspaper notices
that he Intended starting the paper ,
he has received 10,000 voluntary sub
scriptions , reptosontlng every state In
( ho union. His friends In all partsof
the country have started clubs to got
subscrlhois and encourage the enter
Lid on the Big Lid.
Chicago , Jan. 7. The feminine hat
with dangerous reach , the headpiece
with spoarllho feather and creation ,
which olmcures the scenery from view ,
will soon be no more , Chicago millin
ers have banded ns n milliners' asso
ciation with the resolve to wipe out
the giant hat evil , and with the motto ,
"Mutual protection and more artistic
"Hy the means of our orga'nlznllon
wo will put an end to the cut-throat
tactics employed among milliners , "
sold Mine. Marie , elected president of
the association , at the Palmer house
last night. "Hy this means and by
turning out moro artistic hats we will
be able to uphold Chicago's reputation
as the millinery cent or of the country
MORE ZERO WEATHER.
Mercury Was Below Zero Point for
Another Twenty-four Hours.
Two Inches of the beautiful fell In
Norfolk Wednesday afternoon and
ni ht. Thursday dawned cold and
Thursday night was another cold
night , although humanfty moro used to
the nold wave , did not suffer so much
from the /.ero weather.
Ton degrees holow.oro was the
roldest point registered during Jio
twenty-four hours ending at S Thurs-
iiiy inornlnc ; . Two degrees holow wns
the highest poln to which the mercury
Elklns-Abruzzi Match Ag'ln.
Washington , Jan. 7. The engage
ment between the Duke of the Ah-
ru//i and Miss Kathorlne Elkins is
not off and has not boon at any time
declared off. Instead , the wedding has
heon postponed because of another up- ,
proachlng marriage In the Italian
royal family. This Is the newest re
port which comes to Washington concerning -
corning the famous romance. It Is
said to have good authority.
The Count of Turin , brother of the
duke , Is to wed the Princess Patricia
of Connaught , one of the most distin
guished members of the British royal
family. That wedding Is not known to
have been set for a definite dnte as
yet , but the story goes that the
British and Italian royal families did
not want the Abruzzl-Elkins wedding
to como first , because It would inevit
ably overshadow the match of two
John Burner of Stanton was in the
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Halderman and
son , Lawrence , of Roam , Intl. , are visit
ing at the home of Mrs. Haldermnn's
sister , Mrs. C. J. Ilibben.
Mrs. Carl Xuelow went to Kansas
City this week for treatment. She was
accompanied by her rtnughtpr , Miss
Minnie JCuolow , who will remain with
her until she returns. Paul XueUnv
accompanied his mother and sister as
far as Omaha.
S. F. Miller of Omaha , general
freight agent of the Northwestern ,
and John C. Mellon , traveling freight
agent , were in Norfolk Tuesday. Mr.
Miller was called home almost at once
by a business telegram.
Among the day's out of town visi
tors In Norfolk were : Mr. and Mrs.
Klllngson , Center ; C. M. Sundnll ,
Wayne ; Millurd Sisson , Gregory , S.
IX ; C. A. Grudoll , Lamro , S. I ) . ; Mrs.
J. Koss , Plorcej Mr. and Mrs. J. J
Wagner , Gregory , S. D. ; Mrs. E. A.
Waddell , Meadow Grove ; F. L. Ink ,
Gregory , S. D. ; Fred L. Wnnsnr Plain-
view ; Frank R. Sterling , C'-gliton ;
Mrs. F. Nelson , Miss Winifi i Nelson ,
Nlobrnrn ; F. J. Platt , Humphrey ; O.
W. Sullivan. Burke. S. D. ; Myron
Walker , Pierce ; IK3. . McQueen , Til-
den ; Joe Theis" . Crelghton.
Thomas O'Brien , who with one Alex
Johnson , went over Nebraska passing
worthless paper money , was convicted
by the federal jury al Lincoln.
Mrs. Arthur B. Brown , formerly of
Norfolk- , who once enjoyed the dis
tinction of being the only teacher ot
a white school In Tripp county , gave
up her school at Christmas on ac
count of her duties nt the Lamro post-
office and at homo Interfering with her
Charles Harding , the ne\v president
of the Omaha school board , has been
a member of the hoard for five yc-urs
and his year in the president's chali
will bo the last year of his second
torm. Mr. Harding is now president
of the Farmers Co-operntivo Creamery
and Supply company.
Miss Ollie Elliott , formerly of this
city , has taken charge of the depart
ment of oratory at the model high
school conducted by the department
of education at the state university In
Lincoln. Miss Elliott recently gradu
ated from the school of oratory nt
Wesloynn university at Lincoln and
this year Is attending the state uni
Kid Jensen of Norfolk , who Is train
ing here propariitor > to entering thu
ritiKHldf In Dakota. rocHvi-d a com
munication jostirday that called him
to Broken Bow , Ni-b Jensen Is con
testing the filing on a homosiead Urn *
has been taken up in acordanco with
the KInkald land bill. His attorneys
hqj not supposed that his presence
would he nocussiiry ; as It Is Jensen
will loose much valuable time In which
ho could bo getting Into condition. Hu
expects to bo nhlo to get buck to Nor
The results of the teachers stale ex
aminations held In Norfolk last No
vember have Just recently been an
nounced. The Norfolk normal train
Ing class of 100S hnvo done exception
ally well. Out of a class of fourteen
which took the examinations In arith
metic and reading none foil below SO.
In arithmetic two missed the possible
100 by n single point whllo another
two wore credited OS. Six others re
ceived markings over 00. In the ex
amination for reading the lowest grade
received was SO.
Special advlcoa to The News from
Nlobrnrn stale that Mrs. Marlah Ran-
da , who was arrested nt the Whlto
House this week after making a
slrenuouK effort lo see President
Roosovi It , has been bringing suit for
ninny M ars to recover properly that she
claims rightly belongs lo hor. When
her husband died it seems Unit his
property was In the name of , and
owned by. this brother. The case was
taken to the state supreme court but
the decision went against Mrs. Hnmlii.
She still claimed that the property
rightly belonged to her and threatened
to consult the president In regard to
it. This she attempted his week.
SANCTUARY INTO A SALOON.
Enterprising Chicago , Advertises His
New Barroom as "First Class Place. "
Chicago. Jan. 7. The spectacle of a
church building converted Into a thriv
ing saloon has astonished and alarmed ,
not to STJ- Incensed , Ihe people living
in the neighborhood of Hlckerdlko and
The structure , which was built sev
eral years ago and occupied until last
May by a Norwegian Methodist church ,
Is advertised by Its Ingenious proprie
tor. Mike Mndnj , as "A llrnl-clafls sa
loon. " Over the entrance Is this sign :
This place Is now open for busi
ness as a llrst class saloon.
Mike Madaj , Proprietor.
The Norwegian church sold the
property to Mndnj last year for $1,800.
The only changes In the old church
building Madaj made to transform the
institution Into a saloon was to Install
an enormous refrigerator , bar , tables
and chairs , and usual line of liquors.
The inside of the building Is dimly
lighted because of the stained glass
Program for the Doctors.
The program for the thirteenth an
nual meeting of the Elkhorn Valley
Medical society al the Pacific hotel
parlois on the afternoon and evening
of January Hi , has been announced
ns follows :
"Gonorrhoea , the Scourge of Hu
man Life , " Dr. G. L. Bracking , Nor
"The Report of Twelve Cases of
Hernia , Eight with Local Anaesthe
sia , " Dr. A. C. Stokes , Oninhn.
"Significance o'f Cough In Disease , "
Dr. Jos. H. Hardy , Stantbu.
"Nervous Insufficiency or Neuraes-
thenia , and It's Treatment , " Dr. R. J.
Midgley , Omaha.
"Electro-therapeutics In Pelvic
Diseases of Women , " Dr. Sarah Blalno
Kalar , Hloomflold.
Paper , Dr. F. 13. Franchero , Sioux
"Surgical Relief of Deformities fol
lowing Infantile Paralysis , " Dr. H.V. .
Orr , Lincoln.
"Diseases of the Nose and Naso-
Phaiynx in Relation to Diseases of
the Ear , " Dr. W. R. llobbs , Omaha.
"Autointoxication , " Dr. A. L. Culm-
see , Norfolk.
Paper , Dr. H , B , Davis , Omaha.
Valentine Ice for Railroad.
Ice for use on the Northwestern rail-
rcn.l system west of the Missouri
river , excepting at Omaha , will bo
secured this year from Valentine. The
harvesting of 9,000 tons for the rail-
load company began Friday morning
on the Minnochndus'.a river , just north
of that town.
The ice from this stream Is said to
he very pure. The company's vaults
at Norfolk , Long Pine , Clmdron , Deadwood -
wood , and other points on the Nebras
ka and Wyoming division will be
filled with this product. All trains will
bo Iced with the Valentino Ice and U
will also be used at all eating houses.
The Ice secured at Omaha , from CutOff -
Off lake , will ho used only for refrig
EATING HOUSES IMPROVE.
Brand New Dishes Show Change of
Service in railway eating houses
along the Northwestern 'west of the
Missouri river has improved since the ,
-uilruad took charge. Itself , the first j
of the y ar. New Northwestern dishes
now mark the company ownership.
The railroad company will not , It IB
said , attempt to make any profit from I
the eating houses. The service will
be maintained for the accommodation )
of their patrons and they will be glad j
If they "break oven" nt the end of the
GETTING OUT THEIR SLEDS.
Small Boys In Norfolk Will Spend Sat.
urday In Pleasure.
"I'm goliif ; coasting tomorrow if
the suodoesn't melt "
Tlii- small boy In Norfolk has
Hpotii'il u hill win-re hi- can slldt > down
tn Ins. hi-ari's c < > nu-nt It's up b > the
Twenty years ago that hill was oven
moro popular than It Is now. They
used to start up at the top , just north
of the sliindplpo. and coast four hlockn ,
down to the Seventh slrocl North-
woHti'i'ii tracks , it was HID "Crolgh
ton branch" track al that tliuo. Later
It came to ho the Vordlgro branch and
then the llonesleel and then the Greg
ory and now the Dallas.
Bob sledHtile kind that arc long
like n grey hound and guided at the
front end hy the pilot with Ills feet
and a rope , were In vogue. Olio night
n bob sled crashed Into a gale pom
anI n half do/.on coasters sustained
broken legs. Harry Must was hadlv
nun and laid up for many weeks
Houno of Lords Faces Crisis.
London. Jan. S. Political develop
inents of the last few dnyn hnvo shown
conclusively that England Is rnpldb
approaching the most utaHllng nlsK
U IUIH known In throe quarters of , i
The existence of the house of lord'
Is al stake. No such Important ion
stlliillomil Issue has boon ruined In
Great Britain since 18512 when tin-
right of franchise , previously luiN.'d .
strictly on propoily qunlilli allonsMIS
made practically universal.
The lords have been attacked be
fore , but never very seriously. It
looks now as If i heir yearsif not
their daysas a legislative body , an-
numbcied. Ending the old ISngllnh
system of hereditary lawiimklng will
Involve practical reconstruction of the
Nine out of ton Englishmen ha\ < -
long regarded the peers as n foolish
anachronism. Bound as the nation IH
to precedent , however , It has hci-n
hard lo Inaugurate a vigorous move
niont toward reform. Al last tin-
liberals the dominant British polltl
cut puily have declined they will
IICM r lost until some form of oloi-lhi
upper house of parliament Is submit
luted for the present hereditary OIK-
For throe \-ars the llhornls hnvo IH-I n
In nfllco with an overwhelming ma
juiity In the house of common * . AI
lowing for all possible combination : ,
against them , they him ; approximately
Kill on any part Issue. But desplti'
their numerical superlorliy they IUIM-
boon practically Impotent. The pn-is
have thwarted ( hem at every turn
The two houses are far from bearing -
ing toward one another the relation
that exists between the two brunches
of the United States congress. Only
the commons are representative of the
people. The lords represent nothing
beyond the narrow Interests , of the
British aristocracy and moneyed
classes. The liberals' view Is thai a
body so constituted should yield to the
plainly expressed wishes of the masses
oven though they may sometimes be
called on to lay aside their own politi
cal , personal and financial prejudice .
The nobility hold nearly one-tenth
of the total land area of rural Eng
land. It Is estimated that those hold
ings , thrown open to cultivation ,
would support Knglnnd , a hundreds of
thousands of unemployed. Legisla
lion along this line has been sug
gostod. The lords only laughed at
Ihe idea. They keep the land strict Iv
"preserved" for hunting purposes. It
is absolutely non-productive.
The licensing hill passed the elec-
tlvo commons by nearly 5JOO majority.
Without oven the formality of dobnto
the lords rejected the monsuro in
caucus. By what the liberals say is
moio than a coincidence Kit ) of the ( ioo
odd peers own stocks in breweries.
Theie were not enough of them to
constitute a majority hut tholr In-
lluenco was sufficient to control one.
In America either of the great parties
may hope to control both branches of
congress. In England only the con
servatives can control tlio Inwinnklng
body. The commonu may bo conservative
tiveor liberal. The lords aio nlwa.\s
When the conservatives control the
administration the peers pass all their
bills without discussion , if a liberal
government Is In power they auto
matically reject every impoitnnt meas
ure submitted to them. When tin-
liberal parly last came into power H
did so under a distinct mandate from
the people to accomplish three things :
To revise Scottish landlordism.
I To place their common school edu
cation upon something like a modern
To curb the liquor Interosls , which
have ultained so dangerous political
power In England.
Tlio lords themselves are frightened.
One plan 1ms already boon outlined by
a committee under tlio chairmanship
of Lord Rosebory for the limitation of
Iho number of lawiimklng noblemen
to L'OO elected by the nobility them
selves , with the balance of a chamber
of about fiOO made up of peers only
for life , raised to their rank in reward
for great public services.
By n half measure of this kind , the
lords hope to escape relegation to
complete political obscurity. The plan
falls to satisfy the liberals , however.
They decline oven to notice it. Com
plete obliteration of the hereditary
clement from English legislation Is t\ \ > . -
besl they piopose to accept as the
1 final outcome of the Impending
It Is expected that the Pacific COIIM
extension of the St. Paul railroad will
lie connected clear through by May 1
next or before. There urn to be con
gratulatory exercises when the woik
is completed , but It has not yet been
determined whether the golden spik"
shall he driven nt the St , Paul pass
tunnel , the Johnson tunnel crook < n
Washington , or on the stretch of track
betwer-n Mlssoula and Garrison. These
facts were recently given to the. public
In Butte , Mont. , by H. R. Williams ,
president of ihe Washington and Idaho
corporation of the St. Paul , who had
Just completed n trip over the entire
right of way to the coast.
North Nebraska Deaths.
Mrs. Charlotte Goldsmith died at the
homo of her granddaughter , Mrs. B. C.
Douel , at Ilosklns Tuesday night.
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