The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, April 02, 1909, Page 7, Image 7

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.Dr. Cherry of Wlnsldo was In town
between trains.
Mrs. 11. A. llaloy IH 111 with nn at-
tuck of tliu grip.
MTH. Carl Lueck was down from
i Hosklns Saturday.
Fay Nlglitongaio has boon up from
Columbus on a visit.
1) . HOOH wont to Gregory Friday to
i attoud tlio land Halo.
v Mrs. Warrlck will leave for a vlHlt
In Omaha tomorrow.
William Havorinan of Wlnsldo wan
a Norfolk visitor Saturday.
Miss Emma Hoekman returned Fri
day evening from an Uinaha visit.
II. F. Schiller linn been In Gregory
attending tlio government land auc
The WoHt Sldo WhlHt club will
moot with Dr. and Mrs. Hoar Tues
day night.
George I ) . Muttorflold IH expected to
nrrlvo Monday or Tuesday from Hot
Springs , Ark.
Henry Kohlhof and family 1mvo returned
turned from a visit with Charloa Al
bert at HoHklim.
A HOII linn arrived at tlio homo of
Mr. and MrH. August Zustrnw , 11 vo
mlloH northoaHt of Norfolk.
II. M. CulbortHon , a Norfolk travelIng -
Ing man. lia purchased a touring car
from D. I , . Host of llattlo Crook.
II. W. Mc-Koen of the Madison
Chronicle wan in Norfolk Saturday on
* i * " bis way to Elgin , hlH former home.
Clyde Whalen Is 111 with an attack
of the grip , .lames Peters IIMH taken
bin place at ( ho Kllllan Htoro until be
rogaliiH his health.
MIsHos Clare Nappor , Merle Blake-
man and Dorothy Sailor loft for Cen
tral City today where they will bo
guests of Miss Ha/el Schiller for a
John L. Davis of Emerson and
Franklin Wostraml of Wakolleld wore
In Norfolk Friday ovcnlu ! ? , attending
tlio Initiation at Damascus com-
C. II. Sailor returned at noon from
Pierce , whore ho wont on a duck hunt
ing expedition. Ho arrived Just In
time to see the ducks go south on ncv
count of the night's frco-/o.
Mrs. Elsie Desmond has gone tc
Los Angeles for a visit of a month ot
Norton Howe and Frank Broom left
Friday night for Woodlukc , Nob.
whore they will spend a week or ton
days after ducks.
A , T. West , a prominent fanner ol
Antelope county , living two and r
half miles from N'ollgb , was in Nor
folk Friday afternoon on business. Mr
West says that considerable scedliu
will bo done next week.
Among the day's out of town vlsl
tors In Norfolk were : C. A. Nash
I' S Creslon ; Emil A. Luth , Hullo ; Mist
W jf Anna Waiitlln. Battle Creek ; Dr. E
> , * f M. Barnes , Plainview ; W. II. West
rand. Wakefleld ; Miss Sibyl Warner
Crolghton ; O. E. Bradley , Burke , S
D. ; Everett Barr , Dallas , S. D. ; Join
Aurln , Burke , S. D. ; Frances Stands
Howolls ; D. F. Felton. Gregory , S. D.
lOd O'Shea , Madison , H. E. Fish , Bono
stool , S. D. ; John Malone , Madison
Mrs. H. E. McQueen , Tilden.
C. A. Kraft of Meadow Grove has
i come to Norfolk to attend the business
1 * college.
/ \ \V. A. Portorficld of Omaha has
conic to Norfolk to assist In the H. E.
Gooch grain office.
It was in the old William Heels'
yard on South Fifth street that the
buffalo head was found.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Brewer have de
cided not to remove to Page , but will
continue to reside near Norfolk.
Uev. C. W. liny delivered his lec
ture on "Life and Customs In the Holy
Land" \Vakefield last evening ,
H.V. . Winter is able to be about
after eight weeks' Illness as a result
of catching cold the night of the Nor
folk House lire.
I'llgor Herald : Paul Schneider
went to Norfolk Wednesday noon as
ho received word that his wife who
Is visiting her parents there was sick.
Hov. John E. Craig of tlio Second
Congregational church delivered an
illustrated lecture at Pierce Wednes
day under the auspices of the W. C.
T. U.
Sam Reynolds , formerly chief night
train dispatcher on this division of
the Northwestern , Is now working as
a trick dispatcher at Billings for the
Northern Pacific.
Newman Grove Reporter : Sheriff
Clements was in town Monday serving
a summons. He will not be a candid
ate for re-election and will probably
P4 move on to his farm when his successor
ser relieves him of official duties.
Scarlet fever this week claimed the
lives of little eight-year-old Ella Os-
born , whose parents live near Battle
Creek , and of Harmon Walker , a nine-
year-old Minneapolis lad who with his
mother was visiting In Battle Creek.
T. H. Brice. the popular Norfolk
commercial traveler who has been
ill for so many months , Is now at Ex
celsior Springs , Mo. , recuperating. In
a letter to The News he states that
ho hopes to be able to return to work
as soon as warm weather comes.
Columbus , according to the papers
of that city , has been transferred
from membership In the North Ne
braska Teacher's association , which
holds Its convention In Norfolk next
week , to the eastern association which
holds its convention in Omaha the
last three days of the week.
Humphrey Democrat : Mrs. Peter
Muff and two children , who have been
visiting her parents , Mr. and Mrs. G.
R. Bledlngrr for some time , went to
Norfolk Tuesday where they have re-
recently moved to make their homo.
Mr. Muff is a Northwestern railroad
man between Norfolk and Bonesteel ,
Rev. E. F. Hammond , who has been
filling the Presbyterian pulpits at
Lynch and Verde ] , has accepted a call
to the Norfolk church. Mr. Hammond
has rented the Parker cottage on
South Eleventh street and will move
lore with his family next Tuesday.
IQ will .hold his first services In Nor-
oik the following Sunday.
Fremont Herald ; Hov. Edwin Booth ,
r. , paator of the Congregational
church at Norfolk , was In the city be-
ween trains Thursday afternoon. The
numbers of his church have decided
o Install a handsome now pipe organ
n the church and the matter of pick *
MK out an Instrument has been loft
argoly ( o him. Mr. Booth came to
Voinont to Inspect'the big organ In
the Congregational church.
The conviction of JOSH Klnniui at
N'ellgh for "crime against nature" Is
me of the first of the kind over
ironght before a court In Nebraska
and there have boon , It Is said , but
few such cases In the United States.
People at Nollgh who have heard the
osllmony In the case declare that
nglug would bo none too good for a
man guilty of such a crime upon a
lolpless and Innocent little girl.
Nollgh Register : Earl Thompson
came lo Ncllgh via Norfolk from
ih-uiiswlck last Monday. On the way
ic lost a pocketbook containing $42.
Ho notified the railroad of the loss
and Tuesday morning the train dis
patcher telegrapher him that they
tiad located the pocketbook In a resta
urant at Norfolk whore ho had lost U.
Ho wont down on Tuesday's train to
Identify and receive his property.
That's a pretty good spirit for a
heartless corporation.
Plainview Republican : The death
of Tobias Jasok still remains a mys
tery. His friends at O'Neill have
failed to locate the money , gold watch ,
rifle and valise which Jasek had when
he left Wisconsin. Shortly before
leaving for O'Neill Jasek wrote that
if his fr'mds ' needed money ho would
bo phased to send them some. Tlio
friends al O'Neill are now convinced
that Jasek was the victim of foul play.
It is thought that the two suspicious
strangers who boarded the freight
train at Copenhagen that night for
Sioux City were not In that vicinity
for their health but for the wealth of
Tobias Jasok.
Atkinson Graphic : A. O. Perry and
family disposed of their holdings hero
last Saturday and Mr. Perry left Sun
day for Kansas City to look after his
show interests and Mrs. Perry and
family leaving for Humphrey for a
visit with relatives when she will join
her husband who has an Interest in
the Perry & Smith combination rail
road show , whlca they expect to put
on the road as soon as the season opens
The leaving of this estimable family
will be regioted by many who were
familiar with their kind and neighbor
ly acts as also In business circles
where Mr. Perry was always found
in the front ranks working for the
best Interests of the town and county
The Graphic wishes them success in
their now venture.
Julius Boche With Circus.
Julius E. Boche , a Madison county
boy who has turned the dense woods
of the Boche farm along the Elkhorn
river into a circus practice grounds
: md who spent last season with a
circus , has signed up with the Perry
Smith circus.
Julius Bocho of the Boche farm
becomes "Dare Devil Boche" on the
circus poster. . His stunts are ski
sailing , a "slide for life" and the high
dive. Proficiency in all these acts
was obtained out In the giant trees
of the Boche woods.
With the circus Julius Boche will
furnish the high dive outside the cir
cus entrance as the principal free at
Young Boche is the son of Herman
Boche , whoso appeal from the Jarmer
verdict is waiting the decision of the
supreme court of the state.
Al Beemer Is Seriously III.
Al Boomer , warden at the state
penitentiary , is suffering from a ser
ious attack of brain fever. Much ap
prehension Is felt for his recovery ,
according to the Beemer Times. Mr.
Boomer is at Lincoln. He had plan
ned to return to his home at Boomer
next mouth. Relatives at a distance
have been sent for , according to a
Lincoln paper. Inflammatory rheuma
tism first seized him and later the
brain fever.
West Point Woman is 100 Years Old.
.West Point , Neb. , March 27. Spe
cial to The News : Mrs. Dora Har-
stick of St. Charles township , reached
her 100th year yesterday and Is , with
out doubt , the oldest woman In north
Nebraska. She has been a resident of
this county nearly fifty years , arriv
ing here with her husband in the year
1SCO. She Is the grandmother of
twciity-threo children and the great-
grandmother of thirty. Among her
grandchildren is W. H. Harstlck , the
present county clerk of this county. A.
celebration of her birthday was held
at her home yesterday. To all ap
pearances she will live for some
years , her health not having appre
ciably declined.
Big Victory for Our Schools.
Norfolk people , who have long had
occasion to bo proud of the local
school system , will have an added
reason for pride In the record of the
seven upper grades of the Norfolk
schools In outranking six of the lend
ing schools of the state in competitive
examinations In arithmetic tests.
School Work is Practical.
A Norfolk man of forty-five declared -
clared the other day that "the schools
hadn't progressed a lick In twenty
years. " It Is regularly charged all
over the country that the schools are
neglecting spelling , arithmetic and
computation. Tlio showing made by
the .Norfolk schools this week Is suf
flclont to show the attention given
practical mathematics in Norfolk am ]
the efficiency of the instruction.
Many Nebraska schools are en
gaged just now in taking what IE
known as the Cleveland arithmetic
contest. Five problems are given and
an error In any problem counts that
problem wrong and detracts 20 from
the grade. '
Norfolk Ranks First.
Returns have HO far been received
from seven schools. Of these seven
the Norfolk schools take first place
by a surprising load. The schools re
porting results so far rank as follows :
Norfolk Si ! , Kearney 711 , Holdrego 05 ,
Hastings ( il , Superior Cl , Aurora 01
and McCook G5.
The Norfolk pupils taking the tests
In the different grades numbered as
follows : Twelfth grade ID , eleventh
grade I1L' , tenth grade -I-I , ninth grade
12 , eighth grade in , seventh grade 75 ,
sixth grade -11.
Norfolk's Victory.
The following table showing who
tno different grades In the several
towns ranked Illustrates how complete
was the Norfolk victory :
Grades 12 11 10 9 8 7 C
Norfolk ! ) 'J ! )1 ) 80 85 78 77 71
Kearney 70 81 71 ! GI ! SO 75 C'J
Holdrogo . . . ,7'J ' 71 CO 5i ( 87 51JS
Hastings 72 72 01 Cl 71 58 > 17
Superior 7-1 G4 5G 5G 85 52 41
Aurora 7J ! 05 58 Cl C5 Cl 38
McCook 01 54 40 49 71 02 43
The Problems.
To show just what the test con
sists of , the list of problems given the
pupils are printed below :
1. Add : 12345G7
21 ! I
2. Subtract : 9882181507
-Multiply : 88708040209
4. Divide : 391)2C544332 ) (
5. Write only the answers to the
several questions :
What is 25 per cent of $280 ?
What Is 50 per cent of S-9th ?
What is 33Mi per cent of .015 ?
A merchant had 300 barrels ol
flour of which ho sold 25 per cent at
one time and 33Mi per cent of the
remainder another time. How many
barrels had ho loft ?
( The papers wore marked right 01
wrong and the grades are : 100 , SO ,
GO , 10 , 20 , or 0.
Can Figure.
The test seems to prove that pupils
In the Norfolk schools are taught tc
figure and can figure.
More Sewer Districts Planned.
Indications are I hat the nine latera :
sewer districts already constructed Ir
Norfolk will bo matterlally added to i
this spring and summer. Five or six
new districts are already in prospect.
A sewer district will probably bo
organized on South Fourth street at i
the Junction. A new district will (
probably be laid on South Fifth from I
the vicinity of Pasewalk avenue.
South Eighth street will probably gain
further sewer extension. Arrange
ments are being made for a new dis
trict in the northwest part of the city.
Young Man Near Nellgh Meets With
Painful Accident Saturday.
Neligh , Nob. , March 29. Special to
The News : John Loyer , a young man
twenty years old , lost three fingers on
his right hand in a corn shredder Sat
urday , his glove catching and drawing
his fingers in. He was brought to this
city , Dr. A. F. Conery amputating the
fingers -at the hospital.
Ross Serving Sentence.
Neligh , Nob. , March 29. Special to
The News : Jack Ross of Orchard ,
sentenced by Judge Welch to six years
in the penitentiary for burglary and
larceny , has been taken to Lincoln by
the sheriff.
Alice Dorsey Dead.
Aftet being critically ill for many-
days , thirteen-year-old Alice Dorsey
died at 2:45 : p. in. Friday afternoon at
the family home in South Norfolk.
S'he was taken ill with appendicitis
while attending the convent school at
Madison and underwent two opera
tions. For some time It has been
known that she could not recover.
This week she was brought from
Madison to her home In this city. The
funeral was announced for 3:30 :
o'clock Saturday afternoon from the
J. T. Dorsey home and at 4 o'clock
from the Catholic church , the Inter
ment taking place at Prospect Hill
Representative Martin of South Da
kota Proposes Drastic Measure.
Washington , March 27. A bill ex
ceedingly drastic in its application to
Interstate corporations , particularly
those handling food and fuel supplies ,
will soon be introduced in the house
by Representative Martin of South Da
kota. The measure may have the ap
proval of President Taft. Ho Is fa
miliar with its terms and Mr. Martin
has made an appointment for a con
ference with the president at which
the bill will bo considered In detail
with a view to possible discussion in
a future executive message.
The bill provides that before n cor
poration shall engage In interstate
commerce It shall secure a license
from the federal government Issued by
the secretary of commerce and labor.
The corporation shall show before
such license Is issued that it Is not a
monopoly ; that It does not operate
in restraint of trade as prohibited by
existing anti-trust laws ; that it is not
over-capitalized ; that its capitalization
Is based upon the approximate value
of Its plant , and the money otherwise
actually Invested in the concern.
Authority is given the government
to examine the books of all corpora
tions , and corporations are required In
addition to make annual reports to
the government.
The bill is framed , In a measure ,
along the line of recommendations
made to congress by President Reese
Mr. Martin was the author of the
resolution that resulted In the Inquiry
Into the operations of the beef trust
and Its subsequent prosecution by the
federal government In the court.
W. S. Slaughter III.
derrick. S. D. ; March 29. Special
lo The News : W. S. Slaughter , vice
president of the Bank of Horrlck , has
boon very ill.
German Lloyd Line Makes Frantic Ef
forts to Get Man Out of Jail.
New York , March 27. The scarcity
of competent wireless operators was
emphasized In Hoboken , N. J. , yesterday -
torday when authorities of the North
Gorman Lloyd line made frantic en
deavors to obtain the release of Kort
Schleder , the operator on the steamer
Frledrlch Wllhelm , who was arrested
In Hoboken yesterday on a charge of
exhibiting a pistol in the streets.
Jack Bliins , the Hero of the Re
public disaster , was sent by the Mar-
con I company to plead for Schleder ,
but the magistrate declined to fine the
offender , and ordered that he bo locked
up till the grand jury could hear his
case.A representative of the North Gor
man 'Lloyd Hue said that Schleder's
detention would probably mean that
the Friedorlch Wilholm would steam
away unprotected by a wireless oper
ator , but the court remained obdurate.
Osmond Track Team Busy.
Osmond , Neb. , March 29. Special
to The News : The high school track
team is at active practice now , and
from indications will make a line
showing at the meet. Calundan , with
the hammer , has already overthrown
the best mark last year , and Matteson ,
In the pole vault , is doing hotter every
Osmond Business Change.
Osmond , Neb. , March 29. Special
to The News : A. J. Stnosheck has
taken charge of the store purchased
! from William Jllg , a few days ago.
Mr. Jllg will probably start up some
new enterprise in the town.
Pays Back the $20,000.
New York , March 2G. The latest
trouble of Miss Mary Garden , the Sa
lome and Thais of the Manhattan
opera house , had to do not with Oscar
Hammorsteiii , nor any Italian so
prano , but with David Mayer of Chi-
> : ago. who was a member of the firm
of Schlosinger & Mayer. Mr. Mayer ,
with his wife , had advanced Miss Garden -
don $20,000 for her musical education ,
and Miss Garden has just repaid the
That was cloven years ago. Miss
Garden at that time was a choir
singer l.i Chicago. She was about to
start for Paris to learn to sing and
act. The Mayers were Interested In
her they had been friends of her
father they believed she had talent.
They furnished the money necessary
for her grounding herself in her art.
She not only grounded herself , but
made a big success. However , suc
cess at the Paris opera comlque does
not mean the same thing financially
that success moans In New York and
Miss Garden did not find It convenient
to reimburse her benefactor.
Baseball Notes.
Stanton Register : Lewis Hartman
writes that he left Monday for Kan
sas City from whore he will go south
to join the Denver team in their
spring work out. His many friends
here hope that ho will make good as
he Is a clean , hardworking ball
player. If he fails to make good ho
will be back with the Stanton team
about the middle of May.
Attempting to Open Meyer.
Dallas News : Major McLaughlin ,
who has succeeded In making more
treaties with the Indians of this
country than any other one man , is
now at the Rosebud agency and his
mission there is to make a treaty with
the Indians for the opening of Meyer
county. Mr. McLaughlin has arrang
ed for a council with the Indians on
April 3. It is stated upon good au
thority that Mr. McLaughlln antici
pates trouble in accomplishing his pur
pose ns a large number of the influen
tial Indlnns are opposed to the propo
Warden of Penitentiary Passes Away
at Age of Sixty/slx.
Lincoln , March 29. Allen D. Beem
er , warden of the Nebraska peniten
tiary tarough the terms of Governors
Crounso , Mickey and Sheldon , died at
that Institution following a brief Ill
ness. union Boomer was sixty-six
years oiu and would have retired from
the ofilce the thst of the coming
month. Ho had for several years been
active In penal Institution reform
work , was a veteran of the civil war
and a pioneer of the statu. A widow
an'i da.ijihior . survive him.
West Point , Neb. , March 29. Spec-
lal to The News : News of the death
of A. D. Boomer , warden of the state
penitentiary , reached the city yester
day by a telegram to M. J. Hughes , a
life-long friend of the dead man. The
news of the death of Mr. Becmor was
a great shock to the people of West
Point , his old homo. His long tenure
of office as sheriff of this county and
his subsequent residence hero and nt
Boomer , his Intimate social and busi
ness connections with tbo community
oudcared him in a marked degree in
thu affections of his neighbors. Ills
universal kindness of heart , his public
spirit ami unfailing good-fellowship
will not readily bo forgotten. Ills
dominant thought was over for the
welfare of his fellowmen and In his
devotion to public duty ami the obliga
tions of citizenship he sot an example
to the world.
Pantomime at Nlobrara.
Nlobrara , Neb. , March S0. ! Special
to The News : The Eastern Star lodge i
Saturday night gave a large reception I
and pantomluo In the Nlobrara Ma (
sonic hall. The pantomino was called
"Buying a Husband. " The ladles and
the "mere man" who took part dis
played unusual hlstionle ability. De
scriptive motions without words are
a test of good control , especially with ,
the ladles. Much mirth was elicited by
the clover and humorous working out |
of the plot.
After the pantomino the ladles serv
ed Informally a delicious luncheon.
Can of Boiling Water Placed on Stove
By Children Explodes.
Osmond , Nob. , March 29. Special
to The News : Mrs. Joe Hall was
severely burned on the face and nock
by the explosion of a can of boiling
water. The small children had put
some potatoes on to cook In a closed
can. The steam blew the lid off into
the face of Mrs. Hall. At present she
Is Improving nicely.
Forty Acre Tract Near Herrlck Brings
Record Price at Government Sale.
Herrick , S. D. , March 29. Special
to The News : The Gregory county
and being sold by the government has
boon bringing good prices. The
ilghest bid reported up to Saturday-
was a forty acre tract near Herrlck ,
which brought $20 an acre.
Mrs. Dlckson Taken to Hospital.
Herrlck , S. D. , March 29. Special
to The News : Mrs. I. S. Dickson ,
wife of Postmaster Dickson , who has
boon very 111 , has been removed to the
hospital at Yankton , S. D.
John R. Hays left at noon for Lin
C. S. Hayes Is home from Newman
Jack Koenigstcin was in Madison
Rev. C. W. Ray was In Stanton Mon
day afternoon.
Ernest Singer of Chicago Is here
visiting friends.
Misses Elsie and Helen Marquardt
spent Sunday In Madison.
James Warner of Chadron spent
Sunday in Norfolk with his uncle , S.
W. Warner.
Miss Emma Heckman has returned
to Omaha , whore she is attending a
business college.
S. G. Grant and daughter , Miss Ad'
die Grant , returned at noon from n
visit at Emerlck.
J. W. Butt of Nebraska City was In
Norfolk at noon , returning 'from his
ranch at Newport.
Mrs. A. Wegener , who has been
visiting at the Wldaman home , re
turned at noon to her home in Garficld
W. R. Witzigmai. Is back from Greg
ory county , where he attended the
government land sale. Mr. Witzigmai ]
did not bid in any of the land , the
prices being sent too high by the
great Influx of bidders to rcpresenl
what ho considered a good Invest
Mrs. Warrlck wont to Omaha yester
Mrs. Clarence White and children
left for Logan , la. , for a weeks' visit
with Mrs. White's parents.
George Jeffors of Dallas passed
through Norfolk Sunday on his way tc
Washington , D. C. , on business.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Keellne and chll
dron of Council Bluffs and Mr. and
Mrs. Root of Omaha arc the guests ol
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Klngsley at the
F. M. Hunter , superintendent of the
Norfolk schools , and A. E. Fisher , su
porlntendont of the Neligh schools
came up from Omaha Saturday even
Ing , having attended the Schoolmast
ers' club. Superintendent W. T. Stock' '
dale of Wlsner and Deputy State Sa
perlntendent F. S. Perdue of Lincoln
were voted Into membership in * the
Among the day's out of town vlsl
tors in Norfolk were : Mr. and Mrs
D. L. Best , Battle Creek ; S. J. Ham
ling , Spencer ; F. L. Bollen , Bonesteel
S. D. ; Ralph Dufur , Fairfax , S. D. ; J
Kirk , Hartlngton ; A. L. Howser
Way-no ; C. A. Nash , Creston ; Lloyd
Protlvlnsky , Joseph Protlvlnsky , Stan
ton ; Archie E. Mears , Wayne ; G. F
Bendcruf , Dallas , S. D. ; J. A. Kensler
eadow Grove ; George D. Rich , Wls
nor ; M. Paulson , Wayne ; C. S. Amler
son , Wausa ; J. W. Fitch , Newmar
Grove ; Paul T. Hazcn , Naper ; Join
Morton , Wayne ; R. S. Bradshaw , Dal
las , S. D. ; O. E. Vlero , Wlsner ; A. G
Cole , Plalnviow ; Ira Walker , Dallas
S. D.
J. R. Carter , assistant district manager
agor of the Nebraska Telephone com
puny , was called to Lincoln at noor
by a telegram announcing that hU
father , Dr. .1. O. Carter , a prominent
pioneer physician of Lincoln , had diet
In Chicago. The funeral will be heh
in Lincoln. Dr. Carter was formerly
state physician at the state penlten
tlary. He was clghty-ono years old.
Denying vigorously that they hat
been married in Slonx City , Ben Hul
and Miss Clara Mansko were nevertheless
less treated to a rice shower and in
formal wedding reception ns the :
stopped oft the M. & O. train Sundaj
evening , a report that they had beer
married having brought a large crowc
of friends to the station. Miss Manslu
Old Overland Trail of ' 49
Is ( ho prosoiil route of
Union Pacific
The slni'.v ol' its intoMsoly inlorosdnu hislor.v is ( old in "Tho
Ovoi-liuul Kotilo to ( ho Roml of a Thousand Wonders -
dors , " oontniniii } ! beautiful colored on-
jri'iiviiifjs of ( ho superb sconor.v on
( lie direct roulo lo
Son ! i'rco on receipt of 1'Jo postn R
m.\IN ( ! CAll MHAhS and SMUVK'H ( ho BUST in ( ho WOULD
Electric Block Signals All the Way
The Safe Road to Travel
Inquire of
CHAS. W. LANDERS , Agent Norfolk , Neb.
was returning from a Sioux City visit.
Mr Hull boarded the train at Wake-
The Norfolk lodge of Elks held Its
annual election of officers Saturday
night , .lack Koenlgslein was elected
exalted ruler , succeeding ,1 , , B. May-
lard. The other ofllcers elected are
as follows : C. B. Sailor , esteemed
leading knight ; 15. It. Hayes , esteemed
loyal knight ; I , . ii. Nlchola esteemed
lecturing knight ; B. C. fjontlo , secre
tary ; C. 10. Burnham , treasurer ; L. P.
Pasewalk , member board of trustees ,
. ] . B. Maylard was elected a delegate
to the grand lodge mooting to bo bold
in July in Los Angeles , Cal.
The Norfolk fire department will
elect officers for the coming year on
April M.
John Bond of Norfolk , formerly of
Atkinson , has bought the restaurant
of Yantzl & Shoemaker at O'Neill.
Mr. Bond lias been operating a resta
urant hero for the past year.
M. Mihills , formerly of Norfolk but
now homcstcudliig at Viowfield , S. D. ,
is in the city looking after property
Interests. Ho will bo here about ton
days. Mr. Mlhllls says that ho Is very
much pleased with western South
Dakota. The climate la agreeing with
him and his wife.
At the organization meeting of the
men's bible school class held at the
Lyric Sunday afternoon the following
temporary officers were elected :
Chairman , Dr. O. H. Meredith ; vice
chairman. William Burl/ ; secretary ,
Dr. II. C. Simmons ; treasurer , C. E.
Hartford ; teacher , Hev. Hey Lucas.
The appointment of committees was
Indefinitely postponed , it being the ex
pressed opinion of those present that
time should first bo allowed for the
members to become familiar with the
work. There will be an employment
bureau In connection with the class
which will endeavor to place those In
want of occupation. From now on
there will ho meetings every Sunday
at the Lyric.
Next Suudny is Palm Sunday , the
Sunday before Easter , and will as such
bo the occasion of the annual confirma
tion exercises at the Christ Lutheran
and at St. Johannes Lutheran church.
St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran church ,
which In the past has hold confirma
tion on Palm Sunday , has adoped an
innovation and will not confirm its
class until next June , thus making the
confirmation uniform with the public
school graduation and making the
school year of both the city schools
and the St. Paul parochial school end
at the snmo time , just before the sum
mer vacation. The practice of con
firmation on Palm Sunday was brought
over from Germany , where the school
system is different. Christ church
next Sunday will confirm a class of
about thirty-nine , 'St. Johannes church
a class of twelve. The classes wore
examined for confirmation Sunday.
John F. Flynn , who was sheriff of
Madison county twenty years ago and
chief of police under the Durland ad
ministration but whoso local police
honors at this time consist simply of a
constabloshlp , took another dip Into
police life last week , serving as a
special night officer at Gregory , S. D. ,
for three nights. Gregory has been
handling a huge crowd on account of
the government land sale which
started Thursday and which does not
close until tomorrow. Mr. Flynn
came down from Gregory over Sun
day. He did not Invest as the land
was selling high , the bidders figuring
that when land close by was worth
$85 and $10 an aero , the land offered
even If not so desirable must be
worth at least $5 or $0 an aero. Greg
ory has had oven bigger crowds
tnan during the rush days , Mr. Flynn
says , and has boon able to keep good
On Tuesday night the Auditorium
will offer "Buster Brown , " a musical
comedy which has withstood the
crucial test of repeated presentation
throughout the country. . No bettor
little chap , and no bolter known than
1U F ) Outcalt's "Buster" has ever
been given the fun-loving world. And
yet all of the boy's popularity must
not bo attributed to his own person-
allty for there Is "Tlge , " the sharer
of Buster's Joys and sorrows as Bus
ter has grown. . There Is also "Mary
Jane , " completing a trio that hue
never been surpassed In the realms ol
the carrbon. They are still in the lime
light of popularity In the play with
) the delightful girl background. ThU
season al now scenery and costumes
have been provided , together with lh
latest and iiionl popular songs and
new music. In fact It Is ( ho third
edition of "Buster Brown" revised , en
larged and brought up to the hour.
Master Hlce will be coon In the char
acter of "Buster. " ThlH attraction
comes under a quurantoo and Hie Audi
torium management guarantees a first
class show to the public.
Farm of H. C. Stange Yields a Rent
Snake Story.
Here Is a real snake story , a story
about three dozen snakes.
The story comes from the farm of
H. C. Stange , who lives midway be
tween Norfolk and Battle Creek
The three dozen snakes wore found In
an old hot bed which was being dug
up with the arrival of spring. Thes
bed simply swarmed with big and lit
tle snakes , measuring from ten Inchon
to two foot and a half. After the *
slaughter thirty-six garter snakeR
wore counted.
Mr. Stnngu brought the news of the.-
snake fost ( o Norfolk Saturday.
Unlucky Home Has Two Fires.
Emll Bnimmund's home on Soutlz
First street was badly damaged tty
lire late Sunday afternoon. The house
was badly smoked and entirely water-
soaked before the department conloV
extinguish the ( lames.
Mr. Briimmiind. who has worked at
different times in several local hard
ware stores , has been unfortunate in.
the matter of fires. A year ago his
home burned to the foundation A.
new cottage was erected on the lot.
and it was this house which was ser
iously threatened by lire Sunday
Mr. Brunininnd with his family had ;
left the house at noon , going out to
the home of his brother , Paul Bnun-
miind. About 5 o'clock the lire ware
discovered by a neighbor. The flamesi
started in a corner of the dining room :
a foot or two from the chimney , but
the firemen did not think that the flro
stinted from a defective flue.
The firemen had to force In the
doors to got to the house and did ef
fective work In taking out the furni
The dannge was estimated at about
$200. Insurance was carried.
The employe- who could relieve yort
of much of the detail that ties you
down is not overlooking the want ads.
School Debate Won by Pierce.
The Pierce high school , represented * ,
by three of Its senior boys , won an Im
portant debating victory at Albion ;
Saturday evening , defeating the three-
representatives of the Albion high--
school In a debate to determine this ,
district's representative at the state.-
debate at Lincoln this spring.
The subject debated was the ques
tion of compulsory arbitration of dif
ferences between the railroad em
ployes and the common carriers-
Pierce contended against enforced'
arbitration and won a unanimous de
cision from the three Judges , Professor-
Maxey of the law department of tho-
state university. Principal Jacqulth oC
Gates academy at Ncllgh and Super
intendent Gibson of Plalnviow. Al
bion's debaters , however , acquitted :
themselves with credit.
Allen Bechter to Lincoln.
In addition lo giving the debate to.
Pierce , the three Judges announced
that first place was won by Allent
Bechter of Pierce , who will accord
ingly bo one of the speakers at the
annual state Interscholastic debate at
Pierce's successful representatives ;
Lloyd Mohr. Benjamin Inholder anit
Allen Bochtor , were in Norfolk be
tween trains Sunday and were the
guests of Miss Ilcna Olmstcd , principal
of the Pierce high school
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, y . .1Hi" undorHlnniid. huvo known V
J. Cheney for tlio innt firioon yi"ir ami
bollovo him perfectly honorable In ill
bUHliii-HH tranuautlonH ami Ilimnpially
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Hall's Catarrh Cure la tnkon Interiml-
ly , acting directly upon the I. Sod und -
mucous aurfacca of the system. Toitl-
monlala sent frc Price 7Bo
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pallon ? Faro" * Tills for conatU