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THE NORFOLK WEFKLY NKVfS JOURNAL FRIDAY APRIL ] 6 1909
I'otcrH Miller ciitno up from Fremont
So upend n few days on his fnrm.
A. T. Wonberg of Spencer haa sold
ffila bottling works to 0. W. MOIIBOH.
A spccliil mooting of Mosaic lodge ,
Jfo. 55 , will bo hold this ovonliiB at
# 1 > . in. for work In the M , M. degree.
Dr. II. T. Ovorockor will erect a
cottage In n abort tlmo on n lot ho
3ms ptirchiiBod on South Eighth Htrcot
TUetwcen the II. A. Droburt mid II. II.
The Ladles Aid iioolety of the Con-
; Rrogallonal church will moot Thurs
day nftornon at 2:30 : nt I ho homo of
Jllrn. George H. Chrlstoph with Mrs.
31. Panownlk assliitlng. All the hutloH
nnil Uiolr frlunda arc cordially in
Norfolk domucrnlH no wore million-
tlnl In electing the present administra
tion seem to ho favoring T. C. Cant-
well for chlof of police In their rccoiii-
onuwlations to Mayor Ftldny. The lat
ter , however , haa made no announce-
-mnntB relative to hla appointment.
VoKel's concert orchostia went to
Stnuton Monday In un automohllo to
furnish the miialc In a private dance
4horo. Otto Voget will render a vlolli
Bnlo before tin- Wednesday club : it
t ilr Imiuiuol hc.o Thursday evening
In. , will first play at a banquet at Win
aliV Tuesday and at Wayne Wednes-
Tli < > nredopartment at Its mooting
to > w t\v evening will elect officers
foi the "omlng year. John Krantz has
tlocllni'd to Borvo longer ns chlof o
ihp flre department. The now chartei
makes tin- office of chlof an appointive.
ono lint ury choice taken by the do
imrtmont would probably bo rat I flu
by the mayor in making the appoint
George Du."ey , sr. , selected his
"Trlpp county "arm last week. Mr
Dudley's liomeit-ad is ten miles wes
of Dallas and firoo miles north o
ColoniP. Ho is wnll pleased with hi
farm which luysvll and which is o
good soil. Mr. Dudley's number wa
171 In the drawing. Ho was the only
void soldier in the list : C the flfty-sovei
Governor Shalleiiborgar has written
to Dr. O. II. Meredith of this clt >
president of the Madison County Sun
) ny School association , in reply tc
resolutions adopted at the i icent Sun
day School convention tit T ! den com
tmunfllng the governor for si. ning tin
daylight saloon bill. The gr/ernor'
letter is as follows : "Dear Debtor :
"have your letter endorsing my action
11 iron the daylight saloon bill , and wls ]
lo thank you and the association \\hicl
you represent for tie ! kind exp ' 3s
alons. With assuiance of my p o
.found respect , I a'n , very respectful ! ; .
. A hton C. Shallenbcrger. "
' Among the day's oui. of town visi
tors hi Norfolk were : II. A. Cheney ,
Crelghton ; P. , T. Laughlln , Dallas , S
D. ; C. P. Pratt , Wagner ; William Lter-
nmn , Pierce ; P. W. Dcecharin , Burke ,
-S. D. ; J. D. Jamison , Jamison ; A. G.
Feller , Droxsbnrg ; H A. Nerd , Spon-
-rccr ; Sigwahl Olson , Wlnslde.
< " OtAimbus Telegram : Twenty years
ago Daniel Hines , the veteran cngi-
Tjoer iff the Union Pacific Columbus-
Norfolk passenger , began study on a
: patent process connected with the
; weldlng of boiler ( lues on locomotive
engines. At last his perseverance has
leen crowned with success , the gov-
jamment having recently granted the
patent. Dan has Just returned home
/rom a long leave of absence , and is
being wmvsratulatcd by nil the railroad
* toys on the success of his plans. His
yntent Is now receiving consideration
of several railroad officials and will
soon be given a trial.
\ fTSifsdS ) ' and New Council.
" \Iohn Frlflay since 10 o'clock Tuesday -
' day morning lias been mayor of Nor
folk. Mayor Sturgeon and the retiring
councilman stepped out of office at
the same hour. Councilman Schwenk
in the First ward was succeeded by
AV. H. Blakemnn , Councilman Kauff-
- unan In the Second ward by E. E. Cole-
Vnia.ii Jind Councilman Julius Degner In
'Xhe Third ward by August Fisher.
Shortly after It hod been called to
order the new council adjourned until
' 1 > . m. In order to give the council-
: mcn time to file the bonds required
by U e new charter.
The most Important committee Is
.possibly the ways and means com-
aiiittee , the city's finance committee.
"The committee most in touch with the
public is the street committee. An
other hard working committee isthe
Appointments Tuesday Evening.
Mayor Friday's appointments were
postponed until the evening session.
'There was one exception to this.
August Brummund was announced for
the post of water commissioner. The
council was about to confirm his
nomination when the question of
bonds led to adjournment until 8 p. m.
The mayor announced that a partial
list , of appointments would be filed
then. It was understood that the office
of chief of police was mot to bo filled
The Saloon Ordinance.
The now council Inherits from the
.retiring council two saloon ordinances
one removing the limit on the number
-of saloons and permitting the Intro
tductlon of tables -and chairs and the
other ordinance reducing the license
Vfeo from-$1,200 to $1,000. Both or
vdinances have now been read once be
fore the old council and must still be
read on two different days to bo voted
Debate Saloon Question.
Tuesday morning's session of the
old council brought n continuation o
Monday afternoon's debate.
Councilman Schwenk explained tha
l < < the ordinance had come up Monday afternoon
tornoon on such short notice and at sc
near the end of his term that helm <
refused to vote. Ho had though
about the matter over night and now
took a different view. Ho wanted tc
do the right thing'for the upholding
of the city and said that If tha matter
came up for a vote ho would not bo on
ho middle of the fence.
Councilman Craven Bald that last
car ho did the host ho could to give
ho BalooiiB a fair enow. The saloons ,
10 said , got what they wanted. A
comprotnlHo was effected and an agree
ment was entered Into , the other side
Ived tip to their agreement and the
remonstrances were withdrawn. The
city i however , obtained a year In which
o carry out HB part of the agreement.
Nothing was done except to take out
the tables and chairs. Now on ac
count of the daylight saloon some did
not'want to fulfill their contract. A
contract would stand in business and
ho thought It was tho4 duty of the
counclljiien to keep good faith.
Councllmtiii Kauffman here insisted
that the W. C. T. U. had broken their
end of the agreement by taking part
In the city campaign by mailing 1,000
Circular loiters. A sharp controversy
towcon Kauffman and Hibben fol
A vote to have the now ordinance
rend wan supported by Schwenk , Win
ter , Dolin , Puealor and Kauffman with
Craven and Illbbon In opposition. Deg
nor was absent.
Could Hold Until May.
Mayor Sturgeon explained that he
had been advised by the city attorney
Unit he was legally entitled to hold of
fice until next month if ho saw lit. Ho
said ho had no desire to Inconvenience
the new mayor or the now council and
would accordingly turn the ofllco ovci
to his aiiccessor.
Tlie retiring mayor said that he lofi
ofllco with no sere spots and that he
thought a creditable year had boon
"We have not done all that we
started out to do , " said Mr. Sturgeon
"but I think wo have done as much as
any other council could have done
under the circumstances. We have
succeeded In placing Ihe city where the
now administration may do many o :
the things which wo would have llkoi
to have dono. I personally would like <
lo have seen Norfolk avenue paved , a
Carnegie library and a Y. M. C. A
building built while 1 was mayor , bu
now I hope to see these things done
under my successor. I hope to work
as hard for the good of our city as
when I was mayor. "
Mayor Friday Speaks.
Following the transfer of authority
Mayor Friday explained that owing to
the short time which had elapsed since
election and owing also to sickness in
his family he had not been able to pre
pare an address to the council. He
had , he said , certain suggestions whlcl
he wished to make and at the nex
regular council meeting would out
line to the council the things which he
wanted them to help him do. Mayor
, " "lday said that there were many
U "ngs which the people of the cit ;
ox. icted done and that they could enl ;
be rscompllshed by every one laylni
aside party and personal feelings am
uniting In an effort to build up the
Atl ck Saloon Ordinance.
Lineup Li councilman at the las
formal mee. ng of the 61d council : For
the removal if restrictions as to the
number of si eons , Councllmen Win
ter , Kauffman , hosier and Dolln. For
seven saloons . nd the present or
dlnance , Councliien Craven and Deg
nor. Present but not voting , Council
: rnn Schwenk. A sent but in favor
of present ordlnanc . Councilman Hib
ben. Today Counc/Tien Kauffman
Degner and Schwer.l- are succeedec
by Councllmen Blake ian , Coleman
The not result of the Monday after
noon session so far as ti i "compro
mise" saloon ordinance of lst spring
vas concerned was the -eduction
of an ordinance removing t.e llmi
on the number of saloons and < ermlt
ing tables and chairs to be pin jd in
saloons , the ordinance being v < > ad for
he first tl'iie as required by law. "nd
he preparation of an 01 dlnance red -c
ng the license fee to 51,000 , half tn
go to the school fund and half to the
ity. Although not legally required
i vote was taken on the first ordinance
after the first reading , the vote stanr ]
113 as indicate , ! above.
An ordinance to pass nuibt bo reai
jeforc the council on three dlfferen
days and then receive five votes ; Will
six votes the three readings may be
dispensed with and the ordinance
passed at the mooting. Those who
would like to see the present ordin
ance amended admit that six votes
will not l > o obtainable and that the j
oidlnnnce read Monday must have two
more readings and the license reduc
tion ordinance three more readings.
These who would like to amend the
present ordinance are sure only of
four votes in the now council.
Dolln Starts the Fireworks.
Pat Dolln opened the trouble of the
afternoon by demanding that the
"compromise" ordinance be called up.
"In my opinion the council should
withdraw this ordinance and put back
the saloon license to $7CO , " declared
the Fourth ward councilman deliver
ing himself of a speech. , "During the
coming year it will bo only up to July
G , 1009 , that these people will have to
get what they call a statutory return
for the license they are paying. July
G we will have the daylight saloon ,
When thla thing gets through wo arc
only going to have throe or four sa
loons. I tell you with a $750 license
wo will have about four saloons up "
town and ono at the Junction. " Dolin
later declared In favor of six chain
and a table in every saloon but nc
dice or cards. This found favor ani
was included in the amendments , li
being held to be only fair to the far
mers and others who come to towr
during the day and who were entitlei 1
.to eonio place to alt down and rest
Fuesler Against Ordinance.
Councilman Fuesler stated that hi 0
had helped adopt the ordinance In
good faith but ho had Boon Been' '
ils mistake. Ho considered the plac-
ng of a limit on the number of sa-
eons wrong. If any licenses wore reused - >
used he thought they should bo reused -
used on the grounds of misbehavior. '
ie did not want discrimination but
vantcd oncli saloon to stand on Its
own merits. Ho announced that ho
vould vote for a $1,000 license. "This
council voted this in and it should bo
his council which should wash Its
lands of llio affair , " ho declared. ,
Sturgeon for the Ordinance. I
Mayor Sturgeon thought that good |
faith demanded that the ordinance ho'
a pt on the books. He was-espoclally
opposed to any action during the clos
ing days of his administration. He
lectured that ho could have been reelected - '
elected If lie would have promised to
stand for the repeal of the ordinance. ' 1
"Thou if your position defeated you , , '
you admit that the ordinance is unpopular - ,
popular and that the people are
against U ? " asked Fuosler. The mayor
said ho would admit nothing of the !
The mayor said that the present
pumping contract had been let in the
fat days of an administration and that
there had been times when they might
have liked to have had It up. "Yes
and the records show that wo have
saved the people of Norfolk ? 1,100 by
that contract in eleven months , " said
Councilman Kauffman "When wo
have a chance to do something for the
benefit of the peoylo I say do it as
soon as possible. Wo could have had
eighty-five more street lights for only
$05 more if wo had not have been so
foolish as to have postponed action
on another contract. " Councilman
Schwenk did not think the Illustration
Craven and Degner Stand Pat.
Councllmen Craven and Degner
stood by the ordinance , thinking that
good faith demanded that It bo kept.
Craven said that the ordinance had
been passed at the request of the sa
loon men and that they were very
anxious to get it at the time and now
that the benefits of the compromise
had been secured by ono side he
thought that it would be breaking
faith to change the ordinance at this
tlmo. As to discrimination he pre
dicted that with a f 1,200 license-and
a dayllghyaw that there would not be
over seven saloons.
Mayor Sturgeon said that the saloon
men had told him a year ago that they
were starving to death , that they
could not make a cent and that they
wanted to get out of the business
under local conditions and that the
purpose ofthe , ordinance was to Im
prove these conditions.
Councilman Schwenk In the discus
sion said that he thought that the or
dinance was class legislation , but
when the vote came he declined to
vote , saying that he was not on the
council -when the ordinance passed
and that he did not propose to put his
foot Into It now.
Canvass the Vote.
Before taking up the saloon question
the council allowed bill and canvassed
the election returns , There were no
changes In the majorities as published
in The News at the time of the elec
tion. Ed Harter for city clerk gained
five votes in the Fourth ward and lost
five in the Second ward. For police
judge Elsoley lost a vote in the Second
end and Haase a vote in the Third.
Deny all Depot Rumors.
Persistent rumors that the North
western was planning to erect a Junc
tion depot and headquarters offices on
South Fourth street on the old roun-1
house site were denied today liy local
officials. It was stated that the com
pany at this time had no plans for a
new depot either on South Fourth or
BUSINESS PROSPECTS GOOD.
Traveling Men in Norfolk Say Crop
Prospects Look Good This Season.
An unusually large number of
traveling men stopped over in Norfolk
Shnday. They all expressed the
opinion that business is on the boom.
G. E. Doerflcr , representing the
Acme Harvester company , said that
< i ders were coming In for harvesters
1'a ' , and that the farmers In general
vei o well pleased with the outlook
for fie early crops.
A " > ng those registered at the Ox-
inard a".d Pacific hotels wore : W. S.
ii West.o , \ A. H. Stine , F. B. Bushnell ,
! . ! . S. hi"iter , M. M. Taylor , H. H.
.j Branchn. . E. Hamilton , E. L. Mol-
' , W. E. 'tasters , Louis Somors , A.
.11. Hancock , Charles Sharp , Charles
HirrlsLii. E. Conklin , George Marks ,
' M. L. Martin , H. W. Klelnkllfues , T.
JW. Gabriel , Gevgo A. Tulle , J. D.
| , C. H. Taylor ,
j C. T. Harrlson , vho has been coverIng -
Ing Nebiauka and Iowa for the last
year for the Harle Haas Drug com-
pauy of Omaha , and who formerly
traveled for the Carpenter Paper com
pany , has resigned and Is on his way
to the coast to engage in business
with his brother.
Tom Brlco , the Norfolk commercial
traveler who has been ill for so many
months , expects to leave Excelsior
Springs , Mo. , within two wreks , a
cured man , according to a letter Just
received by George H. Spear.
I South Dakota News.
' | The Deuel coumy fair association
Joined the American Trotting associa
tion. The next meet will bo Septom-
> her 28 at Clear Lake.
. The recent arrest of Carl Malrnberg ' ,
city auditor of Webster , charged with
forgery and tampering with city records * -
cords , la followed by another .sejisa-
tlon of his arrest for soiling a mortgaged >
gaged farm ,
i Judge Frunk B. Smith has granted
! a new trial to Harry Duvlin , of Aurora
countjj , who was found guilty of being
I implicated In the holdup and robbery
of O. Billings , an Aurora county far-
i mor , of the sum of $420. Otto Hull ,
the alleged Instigator of the crime ,
now i Is serving a term In the Sioux
Falls : penitentiary for his part In the
robbery. i Hull la not much more than
n ; boy , but already has quite a criminal
record , made since ho was In the state
reform school at Plnnklnton n year
or two ago.
An unknown party ilrcd a bullet
through the window of ono of the pas
senger coaches of a Northwestern
train near Huron.It was n close call
for an elderly couple , who occupied
the scat at the window.
WAYNE NOMAL IN DOUBT ?
Omaha Paper Charges That BllhWas
Not Properly Drawn.
Omaha Bee : Owing to the In
ability of the members of the last
legislature properly lo draw a bill it
Is possible , If not probable , that the
Wayne Normal school cannot be
bought by the state.
The bill which appropriates $ DO,000
for tills purpose provides that the
"Board of Education of the State - Normal -
mal Schools" shall attend to the buy
ing and have charge of the school af
ter It Is purchased.
j | There Is no such board In the state
i of Nebraska. The legislature abolish-
; ' the "Board of. Education" which
heretofore bus had charge of the nor
mal schools. It Is very evident that
this is the board which the law makers
meant , but as the hoard was abolished
before it could attend to the job , then
of course that leaves no legal.body In
shape to do the buying.
The legislature created the "Normal
Board of Education. " If this law Is de
clared unconstitutional because of its
many confllctlons with the old law
then of course the old board of educa
tion may have authority to buy the
The Fremont Herald of yesterday de
clares that Fremont interests behind
the Fremont normal will consult at
torneys with a view of attacking the
legality of the Wayne normal approprl-
( ' i atlon on the technical point raised by
. the Omaha paper , provided of course
] ' that inevstlgation shows such proceedIngs -
Ings are likely to be attended by suc
cess I . < , A7 A , | , . . .gjjj .
Wrestling Match at Burke ,
Durko , S. D. , April 13. Special to The
News : G. A. Taylor , "The Burke
Giant , " and "Lucky Bill" Crandall of
Lake Andes gave the most interesting
catch-as-catch-cnn wrestling match
ever seen in tills county. Local sports
were not sanguine of Taylor's win
ning , as he weighs but 170 pounds ,
while Crandall weighs about 190 , and
Is famous as the champion of the
counties east of the river ; consequently
quently not much money changed
Crandall won the first fall in 31 min
utes ; Taylor tha second in 20 minuten ,
and Taylor the third in 27 minutes.
Crandall is not only heavier , but
much stronger than Taylor and repeat
edly broke the latter's holds | But
Taylor had the better wind and en
durance and outclassed his opponent
in speed , winning both his falls solely
by his quickness and generalishp , be
ing unable to cope with Crandall in
a gruelling contest of weight and
Dub Governor "Mike. "
Lincoln , April 13. Omaha's Indig
nant citizens are deluging the gover
nor's office with samples of their indig
nation , generally in the shape of post
cards and brief notes. "Forget it.
283 , " was the missive on one card
283 is the number of the bill signed.
Grotesque post-cards , with labels in
ink are the favorites. "And you still
think you are a democrat , " "I'm try
ing so hard to forget you , " "The party
bo damned , says you , " are some of
the inscriptions. Ono came addressed
to Governor "Mike" Snallenberger.
"Mike , " In the Omaha language , means
a sucker , a term just coined from de
velopments in a bunco game played in
Superintendent Llttell Recovering.
Wayne , Neb. , April 13. 'County Su
perintendent Llttell , who has been
dangerously ill for several weeks with
typhoid fever , is getting better. Ho
IB yet very weak , not being able to
raise his head from the pillow.
New Railroad Promoters Here.
W. W. Graham of Norwalk , Ohio ,
president of the Yankton-Norfolk rail
road project , was jn Norfolk Sunday ,
stopping here to see H. E. Owen , the
railroad contractor. Mr. Graham
stated that ho came to Norfolk for
the purpose of entering Into a grading
contract with Mr , Owen , whom ho
found to bo at this tlmo In Laramlo ,
Wyo. , on a largo contract.
Ready to Start Work.
The Yankton-Norfolk project , ac
cording to Mr. Graham , is now In a
condition to see actual work started
at once. Mr. Graham was accom
panled here by George A. Tulllo of
Chicago , also interested in the pro
ject. The two have been looking up
county seat records relative to the
right-of-way running from Yankton
nearly to Norfolk. They did not carry
out their intended visit to Madison
probably because the old right-of-way
stopped about at the Madison , county
Messrs. Graham and Tulllo stopped
at the Oxnard , coming In from the
north. They did not call on local
'nislness men , save In an effort to
' "ok up Mr. Owen , whom Mr. Gra-
' fn said they were disappointed in
not finding. Mr. OWen was one of the
cm ' actors on tho-right-of-way In the
Pioren days and/it'ls the ddslre of the
' new p-omoters to Interest In the now
In v'.our ' of his present contracts In
ll'o rtn It is hardly bolloved that
Mr Owen ' 111 return from Wyoming.
He has bellowed , however , right along ,
that the road would bo built and was
In fact ono of the first men to receive
a letter from Mr. Graham when the
project was recently revived.
Mr. Graham left Norfolk with direc
tions that his mall be forwarded to
Norwalk , Ohio.
Roar of Niagara Stops.
Buffalo. N. Y. , April 12. The voice
of Niagara was mute yesterday for
( lie second tlmo In the memory of
man. The river is fiozcn solid from
bank to bank. An ice gorge below
the falls haa forced the river out of
Is channel and damage to the extent
of amllllon dollars has resulted.
The only other tliho/ was in the
spring of 18 IS.
Anson Wagar Is Indicted.
Sioux Palls , S. D. , April 12. The
United States grand jury , now In ses
sion here , has returned a number of
Indictments , among them ono against
Anson Wagar , formerly United States
commissioner at Dallas , Gregory
county , who was lemoved from office
last fall by Judge Cnrlnnd' the
federal court , for failure to turn over
to the United States land office at
Mitchell tuiHt funds which had been
placed In his hands by homesteaders.
In the Rosebud country , with which to
make payments on the purchase prlco
of their lands. The amounts which
the Indictment charges him with hav
ing embezzled aggregate in the neigh
borhood of $2DOO.
Prom two homesteaders ho Is charg
ed with having taken the sum of
$485.80 each , this being the largest
amount alleged to have been taken
fiom any one homesteader.
Prairie Fire Near Carlock.
Gregory Times : A bad prairie fire
broke out five miles southwest of Car-
lock a week ago and burned over quite
a region. Emery Watts was the heav
ies sufferer , losing ills barn with three
horses , two calves , pigs , grain and
machinery. He lived in a sod house
to which fact is duo the saving of his
home. Guy Lewis was In Gregory and
when he saw the smoke drove at top
speed for home which is near the
Watts place. Ho helped fight the fire
all that night and it was finally con
quered. It Is reported that a farmer
set a straw pile afire with only a few
furrows around and thg f\re \ g ° t away ,
The recent warning of the stale flro
marshal sets forth the penalty for such
Oldest Filer From Osmond.
Gregory Times : C. A. Hutz of Os
mend , Neb. , No. 183 , is probably the
oldest man which will file on n home
stead during this opening. He Is
s.eventy-flve years old and Is quite sick
but was on hand nevertheless to se
lect his claim. He was accompanied
by B. S. Leedom , editor of the Os
mend Republican , who helped him in
his choice. He hopes that the1 healthy
climate here will restore his vigor
and that he and his aged wife may
long occupy the home on the fertile
prairies in health and peace. Their
three sons and one daughter are
grown , marriqd , and have families of
their own , so that the old folks will
Imve to homestead It alone. It is a
hard matter for one so adVanced In
years to change locations but it is
hoped that Mr. and Mrs. Gutz may
find congenial neighbors and a pleas
ant homo 1n which to spend their de
Death of Henry M. Hayes.
Henry M. Hayes , who came to Nor
folk from West Derby , Vt. , last sum
mer , died at the home of his son , C.
S. Hayes , at 309 North Tenth street
Monday evening at 10:30 : o'clock.
About 6 o'clock last Saturday after
noon he suffered a stroke of apoplexy
while down town and had to be taken
home in a carriage. He became un
conscious about five minutes after be
ing taken to his room and remained
so until his death.
Mr. Hayes was eighty-three years old
last October. Ho belonged to the
The funeral services will be held In
the Methodist church Wednesday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock.
ATTACKS ON TAFT UNJUST.
President Certain to Carry Out the
Policies of Roosevelt.
Washington , April 12. For some in
scrutable reason certain retired muck
rakers and spasmodic reformers have
begun a series of attacks on Presl
dent Taft on the extraordinary ground
that he has not carried out the policies
of the Rooseveltadministration. .
These early critics of a now presi
dent who is Just going through the
unpleasant experiences which attend
the opening of every ndmlnlstratlo'n
are much disturbed In mind because ,
after some four or five weeks in the
presidential office , Mr. Taft has not
succeeded in completing every policy
which Mr. Roosevelt left unfinished
after years of the most stronuoup efforts <
forts ever known in the history of the
The charge is such a fanstastic ono
that it would not bo given the slight
est attention by public men if it were
not for the belief that it' is the begin
ning of a porslsent effort to discredit
the now administration before it has
had a chance to show what there is to
it. That anybody should expect an
American president to revolutionize
the affairs of the nation in a month or
two seems inconceivable , and yet cer
tain newspapers and magazines are
beginning to arrive at the white house
all of which contain this preposterous
It may bo said in passing that
President Taft is paying but llttlo at-
ten'tion to critics these-days. Ho Is
too' busy adjustingth < > machinery to
the presence of a new cabinet and
to the Initiation of his office associates
into the mystery of public business to
have time * to , pay attention to those
early bird complaints. The situation ,
however , merely has served'to call
' OOVOIM3" Get at the
bottom of the Baking
Buy a can of Calumet today , Put it through
the most rigid baking test that you know. If
it does not fully conic up to your Mnmlardt if
the baking is not just as good or better lighter ,
more evenly raised , more delicious and whole
some , take it back to the grocer nnd get your
money. C. Calumet is the only strictly high-
grade baking powder selling nt a moderate cost.
Don't accept a substitute. Insist upon Cnlumet
- nnd get it
Received Highest Award World's Pure
Food Exposition , Chicago , 1907.
attention to the likenesses as well
as to the differences existing ns be
tween the Taft nnd the Hoosevelt nd
People who claim that President
Taft Is forgetful of the policies of
President Roosevelt lose sight of the
fact that those policies were the joint
production of the two men to a largo
extent. There was hardly an Import
ant theory of government adopted by
President Iloosovclt which did not
have the sanction of Mr. Taft at the
time and during its formative period.
With all duo respect to the muck
rakers and the volunteer reformers ,
it may be stated as a positive fact that
probably there has been no man in
the United States so intimately asso
ciated with the latter day public life
of Theodore Roosevelt o.s. William H ,
Trouble In Persia Grows.
London , April 12. The situation in
Persia Is gradually developing In the
direction of Anglo-Russian interven
tion. Urltish blue jackets were landed
from the cruiser Fox at Bushire Satur
day after a British resident had issued
a proclamation setting fortli the neces
sity of tills action because of the In
ability of local authorities to protect
foi-elgiiorH , It Is Understood that the
landing wits sanctioned beforehand by
Russia and it is expected that the
latter government will be obliged to
take similar measures to protect for
eigners at Tabriz and Resht.
Much Building at Neligh.
Nellgh , Neb. , April 12. Special to
The News : Improvements of various
kinds are being pushed as fast as pos
sible in Nellgh. To secure the re
quired help Is the only hlnderence
from an early completion of the build
ings now under construction. Un
skilled labor is paid for at a rate of
? 1.75 per day , and that of masons at
The excavating of the Conway &
Bogardus new building is about com
pleted , and that of M. O. Daxon , which
will be a structure 44x100 with a base
ment eleven feet deep , will bo in
shape for the masons the latter part
of the week. It Is estimated that thla
latter building which will bo ex
clusively occupied by Mr. Daxon with
his Implement business , when com
pleted , will cost In the neighborhood
John S. Kay Is building a largo
horse barn south of the entrance of
Riverside park on the lots owned by
S. F. Oilman. The building will be
3oxl20 feet. The-latest improvements
throughout will be installed , Including
city water and electric lights. This
barn is twenty feet longer than the
one now at the park. Mr. Kay will
occupy the same with his pwn horses
and those sent here for training.
N. B. Sweitzcr has been waiting for
bis plans and specifications for the
large corner business building he will
erect south of the Atlas bank. It Is
Mr. Sweitzer's intention to push this
building through to completion as
rapidly as possible.
All in all the building activity in
this city at the present time has not
been equalled in a number of years.
Boy Crushed in Cornsheller.
West Point. Neb. , April 12. Special
to The News : The three-year-old son
of Frank Helmann , living west of the
river had his hand badly crushed in a
cornsheller. The little fellow was play
ing near the machine.
Judge Witten Speaks.
In a letter recently received from
Judge Jas. W. Wilton , superintendent
of the Tripp county opening , ho'makes
the following statement :
I am Informed that objections are
being made to that part of the recently
issued rules governing the approach
Ing making of Tripp county entries
which requires each locating agent to
furnish entrymen with sworn state
ments as to the kind , quality and topography
graphy of lands selected for them.
Very many of the Trlpp county
homesteaders will bo strangers in that
locality , without a personal knowledge
of either the lands to bo entered or
of the competency or reliability of the
large number of locating agents who
will offer their services , and as it will
bo absolutely Impossible for many of
them to safely select their future
homes without the aid of some ono
who has an intimate knowledge of the
Tripp county lands , I feel It my duty
to give thorn all the aid and protection
possible , and a conscientious dis
charge of that duty called for the rule
Heretofore such requirement 1ms
not been made , nnd as n result many
homeseokers have in the past been
located on .practically worthless laud
by incompetent and unreliable loca
tors No man should accept a fee
from another for selecting a homo
when ho has no knowledge of the land
selected , nnd the requisite knowledge
can be obtained only from a personal
examination of the pointed tract
made by the locating agent himself ,
or from some competent , and reliable
person who linu examined It.
The protection of the ontrymon will
demand a strict enforcement of tv.o
rule , and any locating agent who mis
represents a tract of land to an entry-
man will bo speedily called to an ac
counting. I do not oven intimate that
any ono of the many persons who will
act as locating agents during the approaching
preaching opening are unreliable or
lack the proper qualifications , but the
rule will not hurt any ono who Is re
liable and qualified and no one will
be recognized as a locating agent who
falls to fully nnd conscientiously
comply with it. I nm satisfied that
no person who is competent to per
form hla duty as a locating agent will
object to the rule ,
ROBBED TRAVELING MAN.
Stole C. L. Carpenter's Grip Thief
Caught at Nlobrara Has Record.
Nlobrara Tribune : A stroller who
has been hanging around town for t\Y2 \
or three days past was picked tip Wed
nesday night by the city marshal , on
complaint of C. L. Carpenter , travel
ing salesman for the D. J. O'Brien
candy house of Omaha. It appears
that Mr. Carpenter's grip containing
his personal effects was stolen from
the depot platform Wednesday about
train time , ami suspicion pointed to
tills stranger. Examination revealed
part of the contents of the grip on his
person , ami lie had left some moro
of them in the Hanson saloon. A fur
ther search Thursday morning brought
to light a discharge from the Sioux
Falls penitentiary , and telephone ad
vices from Tyndall say ho was sent
up from Scotland last spring for for
gery , and that he is a slick Individual.
His name is William Dick and ho
cialmes to bo a discharge sailor , but
the discharge lie carries is not in that
name. He Is being held , pending a
bearing and further Information.
WOULD CUT OUT DRINKS.
Commission Men at Omaha Ask
Manager to Close Saloon.
Omaha , April 13. More than 100
of the live stock commission men of
South Omaha have taken peculiar
stops looking to the curtailing of
business. They have signed a peti
tion asking General Manager Bucking
ham , of the Union stock yards , to dis
continue the saloon In the Exchange
buildiiig. Here is the reason for do
ing this :
Commission men all know that
when their customers come to the
yards with stock or to buy feeders to
take back to the farms nnd ranches
they must be entertained , and the figures -
ures show that there are many in
stances where the bar bills of some of
the firms Imve frequently run from
? 50 to $100 per month. The signers
to the petition take the position that
If the saloon was taken away from
the yards they could do ns much busi
ness as now and that all of the money
now spent for treats would bo velvet.
The commission men all expect to
servo meals to their customers , pro
viding they are at the yards nt meal
time , nnd they do not object to this ,
but from now on they are going to
try and draw the line on the drinks.
It Is reported that Manager Buck-
Inghnm has told some of the exchange
members that if the saloon Is closed
the dining room must go , for there is
no profit In running the latter , though
the meals served average about GOO
In South Omaha the saloons pay a
license of $1,000 per year , and It Is
said that the ono nt the stock yards /
Is a monoy-maker. The license ex
pires April 30 nnd it is certain that
it will run until then , but what , will "
occur thereafter is problematic , for
right now no one will attempt to say.
Rev. George Loblnger Dead.
Lincoln , April 13. Rov. George
Lobingor , one of the pioneer ministers -
tors of the Christian church In this
state , died here. Besides his work as
pastor and organizer of Christian
churches in various parts of the Btato ,
j.ir. Lobingor hold the office of county
Judge of Thayer county several terms.
Catch Horse Thief at Verdlgre.
Verdlgroo Citizen : Robert Morri
son , an alleged Indian horse , thief , who
Is said to have stolen two horses from
the mission at Santee Agency Sunday
night , was arrested at Vordlgro Mon
day. 'Morrison disposed of ono of the
horses to Albert Pnvolka. Charles
Lawson and Joseph Roblnet of Santee ,
were notified of his arrest and came
for the prisoner and teen hm | to Cen
ter the foll&wlng morning. Wo uridoV-
stand that this is not his first of-
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