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THE NOKFOLR WEEKLYNKWa-JOUHNAL FMUAY JANUARY 15 1909
J Events of the
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Mr. ami Airs. .1. II. Mnylaril enter
tained company of friends at a G
o'clock supper on Tuesday ovunliiKi I"
honor of their guest , Airs. Duval and
oilier tnomlit'i-H of what wan known IIH
the "llacluilor Girls' club. " Several of
tliu ineinlierH have forsaken the club
and are married and living away from
Norfolk. The reunion wan a very
pleasant one and gave old friends an
opportunity to greet each other once
more. After Hiippor came an hour of
Hoclal chat , and ( hen a game of " 500. "
The favors In the name went to MrH.
II. C. Gentle and .1. C. Still.
Air. and MrH. C. I. Bernard of Lin
coln , Mr. and Airs. Earl Harper of
Cloarwntor. and Mr. and Mrs. Cleorgo
Davenport of MadlHon were out of
The Ladles' Society of the .First
Congregational church met In the
church parlors on Thursday after
noon. The following officers were
elected for the coming year : MrH. T.
13. Odlorne , prenldont ; Airs. E. A. Bui-
lock , vice president ; MrH. O. L. llydo ,
second vice preHldent ; Airs. George
ChriHtoph , Hecretary , and AlrH. , I.S. ,
Mathowsoii , troaHiiror.
Fremont Tribune : Altss .Marguerite
Ultholl entertained about a dozen
friends at a watoh party last week In
honor of Aliss Bessie Sterner and
ProHlon Ogden of Norfolk , who are
lioime guests at the Hlthell home. Dur
ing the approach of the midnight hour
the guests Indulged In varlotiH socla' '
dlvei-HloiiH. Light refreshments were
At the concliiHlon of Tuesday night's
lodge meeting a amall party of brother
Masons descended In a body upon
the home of .1. L. Lynde , who wan re
cently Injured while attempting to
board a moving train at Lindsay. The
guests received a very hospitable wel
come , a light mippor being served
before they loft.
Lorln Doughty was host at a 6
o'clock dinner on Friday evening.
Seven young men wore the guests
and a pleasant evening followed the
The Bridge club met with Airs. W.
N. Huso last Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Evans and Airs. Pollock of Co
lumbus wore out of town guests.
Airs. P. H. Salter was hostess to the
Wednesday club this week. The club
will meet with Airs. J. R. Hays next
Mrs. C. U. Reynolds entertained the
Bridge club on Thursday. Light re
freshments were served at the close of
Mrs. H. L , Snyder entertained the
Foreign Allssionary society of the
Methodist church on Friday afternoon.
' The Ladles' Guild of Trinity church
met with Airs. A. E. Chambers Friday
Airs. C. E. Burnham and Aliss Burn-
ham spent Alonday hi Sioux City.
Air. and Airs. Harry Leggett of Dal
las , S. IX , spent Sunday in Norfolk.
Airs. G. A. Young and daughter , Ann ,
visited In Omaha the llrst of the week.
Airs. C. S. Parker , who has been
very 111 with pneumonia , is improving.
Aliss Josephine Buttorlleld left Sun
day noon for Wellesley to resume her
Superintendent and Airs. Fred Hunter -
tor will occupy the cottage whore Air.
and Airs. Illbbs now live.
Air. and Airs. Earl Harper of Clearwater -
water were guests of Air. and Airs. J.
B. Maylard on inesday.
) Air. and Airs. L. AI. Illbbs expect to
leave Norfolk In the near future to
make their homo hi Omaha.
Airs. Hnrloy Alltchell of Rod Oak ,
In. , has been the guest of her sister ,
Airs. N. A. Huso , the past week.
Air. and Airs. C. J. Bernard and baby
4 of Lincoln wore visiting Norfolk
jr friends and relatives several days this
Air. and Airs. C. J. Fleming will oc
cupy the cottage on Koenlgsteln ave
nue to bo vacated by Air. and Airs.
Friends of Air. and Airs. Robert
Utter and son Oliver , are sorry to
know they are planning to leave NorfolK -
folK this month for Texas whore they
expect to make their future home.
N. B. Dolsen nas rented the cot
tage on Koonlgstein nvenuo that Is
being built by F. cJ. Davenport. Air.
and Airs. Dolsen expect to move the
flrst of February.
Air. and Airs. Sol G. Mayor and
daughters Jeanette and Elaine , accom
panied by their maid , expect to leave
tomorrow for New York City where
they will visit friends for six weeks.
Airs. Joan Whitney of Chicago , who
Is visiting in the homo of her parents ,
Judge and Airs. Powers , wont to
Omaha on Friday for a short stay.
Airs. Whitney expects to return to Chicago
cage on Tuesday.
Air. and Airs. C. C. Sutherland are In
I the city for a few weeks. Air. Suther
land formerly traveled out of Norfolk
for the Roberts , Johnson & Rand Shoo
company but Is now with the Hamil
ton , Brown Shoo company. Ho Is
shorlly ( o make his home In Ixis
Angeles and will travel In Arizona.
William Bergmann and Aliss Minnie
Trounn were married Wednesday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock In the Christ
Lutheran parsonage , llov. J. P. Aluol-
lor officiating. They will reside on a
farm twelve miles s'outh of the city.
On Thursday morning at ! ) o'clock
James Richard . . . .ton and Ida Eliza-
belli Lodge were united In marriage
with a high mass at St. Leonard's
church , Aladlson , by Rev. I'tithor (111- (
debrand. The bride waH tilthed In a
traveling suit of blue with hat and
gloves to match. She carried an Ivory
prayer book with a silver cross , pre
sented to her by her former teacher at
St. Francis academy , Columbus. The
irldo was attended by her niece , Aliss
Alice Reunion , who acted as maid of
honor. Samuel Lodge , a brother of
the bride , served the groom as "best
man. " After the ceremony a six-
course wedding breakfast was served
at the Madison house , near relatives
bi'lng present. The bride and groom
left on the Union Paclllc train for
Lincoln , Fairmont , Alarcus , la. , and
A pretty wedding took place on Wed
nesday morning at 10:30 : o'clock , In
the home of Air. and Airs. H. A. Dro-
bert on South Eighth street , when
their daughter , Jessie .May , was united
In marriage to Frederic G. Koester of
Carroll , Neb. The ceremony was per
formed by Dr. D. K. Tyndall and wit
nessed by a company of twenty all
either relatives or very Intimate
friends. The brldo looked very sweet
and girlish In a dainty gown of white
mull trimmed In lace. Airs. II. L. Sny
der played the wedding march.
After congratulating the happy
couple the guests were seated at
handsomely decorated tables and
served to a three-course wedding
breakfast by Alisses Klliol Doughty ,
tOdua Loucks and Olllo Drebert. Pink
and white wore the colors used in
decorating the tables and rooms mak
ing them very attractive. Many
beautiful gifts were sent the young
brldo by loving friends to help furnish
the new home.
Mr. and Airs. Koester left on the
noon train for Omaha. After a short
visit there they will go to Carroll ,
Neb. , where they will bo "at home"
to their friends. Airs. Charles R.
Read of Sioux City , a life long friend
of the bride and herself a brldo of last
week , was an out of town guest. Airs.
Koester has grown to womanhood in
Norfolk where she has been promi
nent in musical circles and church
work. Air. Koester Is a successful
druggist in Carroll where ho has been
established a short time. The sincere
congratulations and good wishes of
many friends go with these young people
ple to their now homo.
Norfolk Council 120 , United Com
mercial Travelers , arc planning to
give a banquet In Alaniuardt hall on
Friday evening , January 22 to cele
brate their eleventh anniversary.
Dancing will follow the banquet.
Air. and Airs. C. U Gow and Air. and
Mrs. Robert Utter have issued invita
tions for a G o'clock dinner party on
Friday , January 22 , at the home of Air.
and Airs. Gow.
Queen Esther circle will be enter
tained In the Drebert homo next Tues
day evening. Airs. Fred Koester will
return from Omaha to be present.
Airs. Gow and Airs. Litter will give
two-1 o'clock luncheons in the home
of Airs. Utter on Friday , January 15 ,
and Tuesday the 19th.
The Dorcas society will meet Alon
day evening at the homo of Aliss Edith
Vlole , 400 South Eighth street.
Air. and Airs. S. AI. Braden will en
tertain the members of the Bridge
club and their husbands at G o'clock
dinner this evening.
PRESIDENT PILE AT LINCOLN.
Believes Wayne Will Win State Schoo
If Any Town Does.
Wayne Democrat : President Pile
went to Omaha Thursday morning to
visit his physician and from there
goes to Lincoln to visit the legislature
and size up the situation as to a new
state normal school. President Pile
Is quite optimistic over the prospects
of making the Wayne normal a state
Institution , but of course there are
other towns after such distinction am
then the legislature may , or should
have an economical streak and not locate
cato one anywhere , which born of the
dllomma would bo Just as satisfactorj
to the owner of $200,000 worth of prop
erty on College hill.
Death In R. M. Campbell Home.
The twins born to City Superintendent
ont and Airs. R. AI. Campbell of West
Point have both died. The little boy
and girl wore born at the homo of the
grandparents , Air. and Airs. C. H. Shel
don In Columbus on December 20. Thej
lived until the new year , the little bo >
being the first to die.
The story will bo sad news to the
many friends of Air. and Airs. Campbell
boll over north Nebraska. Air. Campbell
boll is this year president of the Nortl
Nebraska Teachers' association.
Every Job "lost" today will
"found" by some want advertiser. 01
some answerer of want ads. tomorrow
Give the errand to a want ad un-
31 less It Is a display ad's errand.
Put New Men on the Board.
The now directors :
\ . U Kllllan 103
1. A. Pasewalk 89
? . C. Gow * SS
W. J. Stadelman 71
George 1) . Buttorflold ( i3
Inllus Hanse G2
A. Heeler 01
W. A. Wltzlgman fi8
: . S. Bridge 55
? . J. Fleming 40
Air. Gow declined election.
The result of the nnmnl meeting of
he Norfolk Commercial club at the
Ity hall last night Is the virtual re-
irganlzatlon of the governing board
) f directors. This had been expected
localise for some months several of
he old directors have announced thorn-
selves as anxious to turn their respon
sibilities over to now men.
Of the board elected last year G. I ) .
Jutlerlleld and W. A. Wltzlgman re-
naln. A. L. Kllllan , H. A. Pasewalk
mil Julius Haase , chosen recently to
111 vacancies , keep their places. W.
f. Stadolman , F. A. Boeler , C. S.
Irldgo and C. J. Fleming are new men
m the board , although Air. Heeler has
eon present at directors' ineetlngH as
ro-.isurcr of the organization and Air.
5tadolnwn as the representative of the
. 'oinmerclal club auxiliary.
The directors who retire are E. C.
liirnlmm , a former president of the
iluh , A. L. Dognor. tbo present prosi-
lent , W. R. Hoffman and D. Alathow-
Gave No Instructions.
The new board of directors will
liter on Us work without instructions
from the club piopor. A year ago
rolght rates were made an Issue , : it
ho annual mooting. No Instructions
were voted and the directors are loft
0 their own judgment In the matters
Ikcly to come before them. The next
board mooting would ordinarily bo
told next Alonday.
A Good Attendance.
When the meeting was caned to
order last evening by President Deg-
lor , the hall was comfortably tilled by
1 representative attendance of Com-
nerclal club members. The review of
he year by Secretary J. D. Sturgeon ,
with his report , was approved by the
luh with a request that It bo pub
lished in The News. The treasurer's
report as usual was referred to the
Chautauqua Is Urged.
Rev. Edwin Booth , Jr. , pastor of the
First Congregational church , urged
that a second chautauqua proposition
bo taken up by the club for the com
ing summer. The matter was loft to
Ballot for Directors.
The vote for the nine directors was
taken by secret ballot , eacli member
voting the number of shares hold by
lilm. No nominations were made but
each member was given a list of the
sustaining members. When the results
were announced C. C. Gow , who had
ranked third in the vote , announced
that his business during the comlngyear
was such that he could not give the of
fice his attention. He explained that
he was not Insensible to the honor but
that he had been connected with every
commercial organization In Norfolk for
the last fourteen years and had given
such time as ho could spare. By vote
of the meeting C. J. Fleming , the next
highest Han , was advanced to member
ship In the board.
Commercial Convention Will Come.
The state convention of commercial
clubs will bo held In Norfolk next
Alarch. The mooting was unanimous
in approving the invitation to the con
vention , their action being based on
a conference held by Secretary Stur
geon in Fremont yesterday with the
president of the state organization ,
and by the action of A. L. Klllian and
\V. A. Witzlgman , of the board of di
rectors , in ascertaining that the senti
ment of Norfolk avenue business men
was very strong against dropping the
convention. The expense of entertain
ing the convention will not be exces
Tannehlll on the Corn Show.
Frank Tannehlll , on behalf of the
recent Norfolk corn show , thanked the
business men of the city for their sup
port. Next year ho said the show
would be on a larger scale.
Endorse Postal Clerks.
Before the annual meeting was call
ed S. L. Anderson , representing the
railway postal clerks , addressed the
directors in the Interest of legislation
that would result In the government
paying the expenses of the postal
clerks when away from home on of
ficial duty. The directors endorsed
the measure and will make It the sub
ject of a resolution to congress.
Air. Hoffman , during the course of
the mueuiig explained the Item of
$250 advanced Air. Brome as attorney ,
explaining the negotiations which
wore carried out , the Investigations
made and the present status of the
matter. In reply to a question ho
said that It had been found that Nor
folk was In the same situation as to
rates as other Nebraska cities simi
larly situated , having the same ad
vantages or disadvantages as Grand
Island , Hastings and other Inland
towns. Fremont , however , being on
a line between Omaha and Lincoln
enjoyed special advantages In rates
Norfolk's hope , he said , lay In getting
the In-rato based on the distance from
Account of Year's Work Made by Sec
retary Sturgeon to the Club.
Norfolk , Neb. . Jan. 8. To the Alom
bors of the Norfolk Commercial Club
Air. President and Board of Directors :
I beg leave to submit to you my an
mini report as secretary of the Com
morolal club for 1008.
Statement of Commercial club funds
for 1908 :
Received from C C. Gow , cash. $ 1 50
Collected from membership by
C. C. Gow and banked . . . . 47,00
Collected from motnborflhip by
Collected from citizens 22.00
'aid Treasurer Bcoler $ 971.74
Cash on hand 110.70
f 1,08 5.50
The following orders have been
Irawn on the treasurer :
IIIHO Publishing company ,
for prlnllng $ 117.00
Geo. Dudley , for livery to
sugar factory 1.00
'he Fair Store , for cigars , con
tracted before I took ofllce. 4.50
\lbort Dognor , to trip to
Aloadow Grove to examine.
Evans hay press I.15 !
j. J. Slaughter , for rent of
food yard for exchange day 17.50
. AI. Alacy , for enlarging pic
ture of Judgp Robeiison. . . 12.00
Vestorn Union Telegraph com
pany , for lire department. . . ! U
'ross Publishing company. . . 10.75
' . C1. Gow , salary for first half
of January , illOS 12.50
low & MnthowHon , for Y. AI.
C. A 75.00
'has. Pllgor , for silverware
used at Y. AI. C. A. banquet < ! . ( )0 )
'o U. C. T. con volition 50.00
V. R. Hoffman , expense to
Grand Island to state meet-
moot Ing of Commercial clubs 10.92
\ . J. Durland. expense to Lin
coln In freight rate case. . 17.50
obraska Telephone company
for telephone by Durland. . 2.G5
* aucolt-Cnrney-I lager Co. , and
Elbort Shafer , cigars for
traveling men 5.25
' . F. Sprochor , expense to Lin
coln and Omaha in freight
rate case Hi.50
lurry Lodor for room ont. . 'iO.OO
larry Bronio , attoiney fees
In railroad case 250.00
Norfolk band , to Madison ,
chautauqua and Stanton. . . MO.00
' ' . A. Cronk , clearing chau
tauqua grounds and for po
lice work 35.12
3d Briieggonian , light and
switch on Calumet sign ami
Junction lights during the
Trlpp county rush 18.25
' . A. Heeler and L. A. Rotho ,
expense for selling 500 cliau-
tiiuqua tickets 75.39
\ . L. Kllllan , ribbon for
badges to Alndison Hi.OO
lurr Taft , .pxponso on road
work tributary to Norfolk. . 215.25
Hoffman Vlole. for rent of
chairs and distributing
cards on AI. & O. train dur
ing the Trlpp county rush. S.25
W. J. Stadolman for current
for electric lights during
Trlpp county rush 35.00
1. D. Sturgeon , secretary sup
plies , stamps , letter files ,
I. D. Sturgeon , secretary sal
ary to Jan. 1 , 190U 287.50
Some things tbo Commercial
club have accomplished during the
year 1908 :
Entertained the state Y. AI. C. A.
lelegates at Alaniuardt hall , and re
ceived much praise from the delegates
Succeeded in reversing the order of
: he U. P. railroad company that almn-
loned the freight on that road for
ihree days In the week , In twenty-six
tours after the order had gone Into
They had pressed the freight rate
question with a degree of success
mill asked by the railroad men , with
petition signed by a large number
of the business men , to cease aglta
ion for a few months , until business
picked up on the railroad , so there
would bo no danger of lowering wages
"or the employes. The case is now
ready to bo taken up at any time ,
which ought to be done in the near
future and pushed to completion.
Secured the Alldland chautauqua
that was one of the best attractions
that was ever In the city of Norfolk ,
and guaranteed to sell 500 tickets at
$2 each , and more than made good on
it , selling more than the required num
ber1 , at a normal expense to the Com
Took 800 people to Aladison on the
Fourth of July , including the Norfolk
tmnd , and established the most friend
ly feeling between Norfolk and Aladl
son , that there 1ms boon In many
Took 200 people , and the band to
Stanton county fair , at Stanton , and
wore heartily received by that town.
Inaugurated and put In operation one
of the best plans and money-saving
schemes by getting the bus !
ness men to pledge thmeselves
not to patronize unprofitable
advertising schemes , which has saved
the business men and citizens of Nor
folk many thousands of dollars , to my
own knowledge , during the last year.
I herewith give a list of sonic of the
things that this plan has prevented :
One wireless telegraph scheme ,
which would have cost Norfolk citizens
Ono calendar proposition that would
have cost $75.
One advertising cook book that
would have cost $50.
Circulars advertising Parker's
white city 150.00
Two atlas propositions , that
wore persistent In their ef
Ono envelope scheme 50.00
A second envelope scheme at. 100.00
Ono newspaper write-up pre
sented by deaf man 150.00
One score card proposition. . 100.00
Ono fair book proposition. . . 50.00
Under the direction of Commissioner
Taft. had $215.25 worth of work done
on the roads tributary to Norfolk.
This In my opinion , was ono of the
best moves that the directors made
during the year , as it Is n permanent
benefit to the city and entire com
As a rule , mon placed in office , erIn
In a position of trust , are more or loss
criticised for what they do , and qulto
frequently crltlslzed for what they do
not do. For a period of eight months
or until about September 1 , the Nor
folk Commercial club worked diligent
ly for the host Interests of Norfolk
Ono thing thai has retarded the ac
tivity of the club to n great extent was
the fact that during the year we have
had practically three presidents ; In
the mldBt of our year's work , and at
a very critical time Prualdunt Dur
land vy\s necessarily , on account of
business affairs , taken from the city ,
and Air. Rotho. vice president , Ulled
the president's chair but a few months ,
and the same unavoidable circum
stances occurred In his affairs , that
took him from the city. The directors ,
on the resignation of those oflH-ors ,
placed at the bond of the Commercial
club , Air. Albert Degnor , who Is a very
oainost and conscientious worker for
the upbuilding of Norfolk , but unfor
tunately his term of office has boon
of such short duration but little could
be accomplished In such a short length
Another thing that has bothered the
club to seine extent , was to select a
meeting place and a tlmo of meeting
that was host suited to the greatest
number of the club. Our quarters ,
while hold at the Calumet rooms over
the Richards' block , were very
pleasant , whore wo mot at the noon
hour that has proven the most suc
cessful plan of mooting of any yet
tried. Since that tlmo the directors
have met In the office of the secretary ,
thus saving the expense of the room
rent that hud to bo , paid at the Calu
met meeting place.
At this opportunity , I am desirous
of making a few statements that 1
hope will remove from the minds of
some people- who have an Idea , or at
least It has boon rumored on the
streets , that the Commercial club di
rectors wore spending money that be
longed to the club for their meals at
these noon sessions. I have boon
present at every mooting of the Com
mercial club and collected the money
from each ono individually , and paid
for those meals , amounting lo a total
of $51.75. In addition to their own
meals they have paid for visitors who
were Invited when they wore there
on business , $ I.U5. This money
had no connection whatever to the
Commercial club fund. In addition to
paying this money , the Commercial
club members have hold thirty regular
meetings besides a number of special
meet Ings. Those sessions have lasted
on an average of two hours , making
a total of liOO hours for the ten mem
bers including the secretary. All
members of this board are mon who
are holding important positions re
ceiving largo salaries from their linns
or businesses , and counting their tlmo
at a normal figure , not Including the
committee work , they have given to
the city in labor $ fiOO worth of their
lime , and I believe this is not exag
gerated In the least , and I know that
during the year many times they have
been called from their business to at
tend special meetings and on com
mittee work that meant many dollars
to them in their own business.
Since my term as secretary , or at
the commencement of my term , there
wore ninety shares paying in , and at
the height of our work during the
summer , wo reached the number of 240
shares : since that time we have
dropped to 174 shares or virtually as
It stands now , just double the shares
that wo had at the commencement of
The members have boon very
prompt in paying their duos , and there
is every cent paid to January , 1 , 190 ! ) .
Trusting that this statement will
meet your approval , and thanking the
directors for their courtesy to mo dur
ing the year , with kindest regards and
best wishes for the directors and the
Commercial club members , I beg to re
main , Very truly yours ,
J. D. Sturgeon ,
Sioux City Tribune : Sioux City
ravolors for the west are beginning
to receive the benefits of new con-
trucuon making shorter time possible
from here to the coast. The North-
.vestern and the Union Pacific have
lust issued a now schedule for Chi
cago-Portland trains that cuts off two
lours and twenty-five minutes from the
time to'the coast. The through Port
land train will leave Chicago and Oma
ha at the former dine , 4:10 : p. m. , for
the latter point , so that the entire
gain In time Is west of the .Missouri ,
and hence available for Sioux City
passengers westoward bound. The train
\vlll get Into Portland at 7:20 : a. m. ,
In place of 9:45 : a. m. The competition
of the Hill lines because of establish
ment of through service on the new
Spokane , Portland & Seattle , is given
as the reason for the shortening of.
the Union Pacific time.
Not Twins , Exactly , But
Aladlson Star-AIall ; Joss Reeves and
wife of Cherry county who for the past
three weeks have been visiting at the
\Vm. Bustoed and J. C. Reeves homes ,
were made the proud parents of a
most beautiful little daughter on .Mon
day. Jess says this Is no pipe dream
and that they have the goods to show
any of his many friends In this lo
cality who may have doubtful symp
toms , and the twin story appearing in
the Star-AIail seine weeks ago was no
fault of his as the letter by him to the
grandparents read "Wo have t\Vln
boys with us now , " and they did have
two brothers who happened to bo em
ployed as cornhuskers.
Walker YS'hltoshle , who opened the
Norfolk Auditorium and has appeared
here several times since , has como to
bo ono of the big stars , lie has boon
drawing capacity crowds for many
weeks at the Chicago Opera House In
Chicago , and made good In Now York.
Otis Skinner , who captivated Nor
folk some years ago In "Tho Liars , "
with Nanette Comstock , Is drawing
large and fashionable audiences at the
Grand Opera House In Chicago , In
"The Honor of the Family. "
ORGANIZATION OFTRIPP. .
Lamro Journal Believes nn Election
Could Be Held the First of March.
The question of Uio organization ol
Trlpp county , now a part of the Rose'
bud reservation , is a rather Important
one of the Ilosnbiid just nort. Tbr
Lamro Journal dlscussi s flu- question
as follows :
There has boon qulto a llttlo aglta
I'tlon In regard to the organization of f
the county. The clroumstnncoH In re
gard to . , ie opening of this county dif
fer In the fact that In other openings
the tiling took place almost Imme
diately after , while In this opening six
months Intervenes between the drawIng -
Ing and the filing. The land Is now
wider the Jurisdiction of the United
States government and will not come
under suite control until tno tlrst ono
files. The law requires that hi order
that a county organization can be ef
fected there must bo 150 legal voters
In the county. A petition must bo pre
sented to the governor nlgnod by at
least that number of voters requesting
that an election bo called lo elect the
county officers and to locate a tempo
rary county seat , also the places whore
the voting shall bo hold.
Trlpp county Is still a reservation
and under 1'nltod ' Slates government
control. There are over 150 voters In
this county living on and owning doetl-
od or patented Indian lands who de
sire a county organization as quickly
as possible. The question arises , are
those voters bonalldo residents of the
state or are they trosspassors on In
dian or government hind ? There Is
no iiiiestIon about the rlgnt to buy In
dian land , but some oll'lclals question
the right of anyone to bo on the reser
vation without a permit. Would their
petition bo legal and has the governor
any right to Issue a call for election
before the llrst of Alaroh ?
The state statutes have nothing In
regard to this particular case. The
statutes refer to land already open to
homesteader and under state Jurisdic
tion. Would the governor bo over
reaching tils rights by granting the
call for an election ? Lyman county
lias civil Jurisdiction over this county
showing that the state has something
to do with the business of the county.
Putting everything together K seems
to us that a petition is legal and thai
the governor could Issue a proclama
tion calling an election the llrst of
March. It Is very doubtful , judging
from what state officials have to say
on the subject , if anything definite will
be done until spring.
Arrested Here ; ' Is Much Wanted ,
Pierce. Neb. . Jan. ! . Special to The
News : "Jerry" Hnmnmrloy , charged
with burglarizing the Abraham store ,
will have his preliminary hearing hero
George Beebc's Example.
Alnsworth Star-Journal : George
Boebo has gone to Lincoln to take a
short course in corn judging and corn
culture in the state agricultural col
lege. The Star-Journal wishes to com
mend this action of his as ono of the
very best acts of his life. Ono man
In Iowa who had spent several years
In this study went out over the slate
and lectured to the people , telling
them of the results of his experiments
and Investigations. The farmers
listened , accepted his doctrines , and
went home and put them Into practice.
The result was that next year the
farmers of that state raised a million
bushels of corn more than they had in
any previous year. And those Iowa
farmers have kept at It , and their
young men have kept at this study of
the subject. As a result of this effort
on the part of the young men they
carried off every prize In corn judging
at the National Corn exposition In
Omaha last month. Nebraska has not
done so well because our young men
have not taken hold of the subject hi
the same spirit that has animated the
Iowa boys. But the example of George
Beobe will enthuse and inspire others ,
and we hope that a dozen or more
Brown county young men wll go next
year. Let the good work go on. Sci
entific culture and breeding of corn
will pay as well as scientific culture
and breeding of cattle , horses or hogs.
Football In January.
On Now Year's day Humphrey and
Newman Grove played a very "post
season" football game at Newman
Grove. Humphiey won , 5 to 0.
Humphrey Opera House Closes.
.Manager .Milo ; Paprockl of the
Humphrey opera houbo , has conclud
ed that there Is nothing about the
theater business In Humphrey that
ooks like profits. He is taking out
the stage and scenery In his hall. The
mil ho will turn into an auto garage.
Louis Korstine and .Miss Hattlo
Wlchman of Pierce were married Wed
George A. Wittier of Humphrey and
Aliss Alollle Oak of Cornlea were mar
ried in the Catholic church at Cornlea
Atkinson Wants the Switch.
The Atkinson Graphic declares with
considerable emphasis that it was the
citizens of Atkinson and not the citi
zens of Atnsworth who petitioned the
state railway , commission for a trans
fer switch to connect the Burlington
and Northwestern at O'Neill.
Welcome to Our City , Charlie.
Pierce Call : Charlie Korstlno of
.Mills precinct , brought us In a load
of cobs on subscription .Monday.
Air. Korstino will soon move to Nor
folk where he has purchased resi
Poucher and Dahlman ,
Stanton Picket : Rev. J. F. Poucher
of this city , bears a somewhat strik
ing resemblance to "Alayor Jim" Dahl-
man of Omaha , and this resemblance
has led to a good many amusing Inci
dents , especially as those gentlemen
hold some rather positive vlows on a
number of public questions and their
views do not always coincide. Whllo
on n visit to Omaha recently Air.
Poucher and the cowboy mayor
chanced to meat on the street. In
the course of tholr conversation Air.
Poncher remarked that the mayor
bore a strong resemblance to his san-
tanlc majosty. "Possibly , " answered
Alayor Jim , "but I've often boon told
that I very much reBomblo you. But
tell mo ; do they often take you for
mo down at Stanton ? " "Yes. " re-plied
our reverend saJI."uud evrr Klnor
that Sioux City episode of > < mrs. people
ple have been accusing mo of being
the man who got drunk. "
Changes In the Northwest.
Jno Clulr has bought the Lewis har
bor shop rtt Nollgh.
J. W. Wrny has retired from thn
harness buslnoHs at Herrlck , S. I ) , ami
will move onto a Horn-hud farm.
diet Nelson of Pierce and Louln
Johnson of Plalnvlow will probably
open an auto garage In Pierce In I ho
The Wayne steam laundry was sold
to a Air. AlcCJuIro of Lincoln who wan
said to hold a $500 clittni against the
S. S. Allot ) , who loslgnod the Foster
postofllco and who will bo succeeded
by Wellington .Mct'oiinell , Is going lo
Lincoln to engage In the real oUato
Chester Slaughter rethus from Hut
livery business In Dallas at the t lese
of the present mouth , having sold out
to Lruest Prlirof Horn-stool and n
man from Ord , Neb. Air. Slaughter
will remain In Dallas.
E. 11 , Lulliiirt of Tlldon Is transact- t
Ing business In the city. i
Mrs. llnppol of Plalnvlow \IMIIIIK
at the A. W. Flnlilioiiso homo in Nor
L. Greenwood of Sioux City , auditor
for the Toy banks , was In NorfolU Sat
E. C. Salisbury , special agent of the
Nebraska Telephone company , Is visit
ing In Norfolk. .
Mr. ami Airs. S. G. Alayor will leave
Sunday afternoon for an extensive trip
to Now York and I ho oast.
Air. and Airs. Henry Kenned > , Jr. ,
left yesterday for Hot Springs , Ark. ,
to benefit Air. Kennedy's health.
Air. and Airs. George F. Cain will
leave .Monday for Hastings to attend
the wedding of tholr nolco , Allss LU .i
C. C. Clark is homo from JanoMvlllo ,
Win. , whore during the season just
closed ho was sugar o.homtsl for tie !
Rock County Sugar company.
Airs. George of Nellgli. who has boon
attending Judge 1. G. Wostorfelt
through the worst part of his recent
dangerous Illness , returned homo to
A , J. Brunimond , a former member
of the Norfolk city council who Is now
In the hardware business In Mlnoni-
onle , expressed himself as pleased with
Ills now location when in Norfolk
Charles Ahlmann went to Omaha
Airs. E. H. Lulkart Is still visiting
Alayor J. D. Sturgeon was In Fre
Charles Rico made a business trip
to Tlldon Friday.
Mrs. E. Sly loft Friday to visit
friends in Alarsballtown , la.
Hurt Alapos and J. B. Alaylard made
a business trip to Foster Friday.
Aliss Josephine. Thelson of Crolgh-
ton is visiting her friend , Allss Alaymo
Klooborgor , for a few days.
Horn , on January 4 , to Air. and Airs.
C. Jochens of Hosklns , a son.
F. G. Coryell has vacated his offices
over Coleman & South's hardware
store and has moved into the Bishop
Aliss Alay Hnrnhart Is suffering from
a severe attack of appendicitis. It Is
probable that before her permanent
recovery she will have to undergo an
Aleadow Grove News : C. W. Carr
had the Carr , Funk & Evans automat
ic hay baler In operation Friday after
noon. It drew the attention of many
spectators. The machine did good
work and it will not be long until the
machine will bo manufactured and
[ placed on the market.
O'Neill Frontier : J. L. llor'sliisor
left for Waterloo , Iowa. , Wednesday
morning whore he joins a party which
leaves for Cuba Friday. They are
going to look over the country with
a view to investing in real estate as It
Is reported many real estate bargains
can be picked up In tnat country.
The Nebraska Telephone company
hnvo just finished stringing three
more now copper toll lines across the
'country. ' The lines are from Norfolk
I to Nellgli , Alndison and Humphrey.
Conversation over those lines will
commence next week. The Humph
rey line gives another through copper
I line to Omaha. The Aladlson line
gives n direct exclusive line to the
The infant son of Air. and Mrs.
Ludwlg Dominor , residing ono milo
and a half from town , died Thursday
from fever of the brain. The child
was just seven months of ago. The
funeral will take place fiom the
house at 1:30 : o'clock Sunday after
noon. Interment will be made in the
St. Paul Lutheran cemetery. Rev.
John WItto will officiate at the funeral.
Pierce Call : A section of the Krlog-
crbund , or soldiers and veterans of the
Gorman army , was organized hero
recently. A number of German vet
erans were up fiom Norfolk and
started the organization which will bo
a part of auxiliary to the Norfolk or
ganization. August Juhls has been ap
pointed secretary of the local division
and has a dozen members enrolled.
Former soldiers of the German army
arc asked to hand their names to him.
Bank Change at Plnlnview.
Through the transfer of part of the
Interests formerly hold by W. G.
Illrons In the Security State bank of
Plnlnview to Robert Tlndalo. R. L.
Tlndalo and Bruce Sires , a change of
cashiers lakes place in the bank. R.
L. Tlndnlc , who has been assistant
cashier of the Brunswick state bank ,
will become cashier. Air. Illrons
moves to Colorado , whore ho will bo
abhoclatod with R. A. Tnwnoy , for
merly of Pierce.
Judge Welch Sells Farm for $24,000.
Wayne Democrat : A. A. Welch last
week sold a 29ti acre farm Just south of
town to Cl > ili- Oman at $ S2.-)0 per
ncre. Thih deal nuil\cs the Judge a
big pleco of money , as ho only paid
some fifty for It a few years ago.
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