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THE NOHOJ.K w RFKLY NEWSJOUTINAL FK1DAV MAY J4 1U09
FAMILY EXPENSE BANKRUPTS.
"Dutcher and Baker and Candlestick
Maker" Make Showing In Court ,
Lincoln , Neb. , May 12- Chester 0.
Rouse , who Is now a traveling sales
man , but who recently came from
Mount Pleasant , la. , holds thu record
among bankrupt applicants for n
variegated line of credit. Reuse and
his wife have Just filed applications
with the federal court to ho adjudged
unable to pay their debts and inado
frco to accumulate now ones.
Rouse's total amounts up to $1,43 f ,
nnd the claims ho admits as duo mini-
bur 07 , dlvldcul among almost as many
different classes of business , Ono
claim Is for $50 for funeral expenses
of a relative , owing to II. T. Bird , a
Mount Pleasant undertaker. Babb &
Babb , a llrm of Iowa attorneys , nro
listed for $15 , nnd the debts ho sched
ules Include hills for drugs , newspa
pers , advertising , magazines , coal ,
clothing , drnyage on household goods
when ho moved , ( there nro six or
fiovon of these ) rental for telephone ,
for removing garbage from home , service -
vice by gas company , doctor bills , gro
ceries , a $2 hat , milk , liquor , livery ,
butcher In fact , ho seems not to havs
missed anybody. Both telephone com
panies In Lincoln wore Impartially
treated. Ho mentions no bill as havs
ing been paid. His wife filed n list of
$1,200 , being duplicates of the other.
Among the Items owing Is a gas bill
In Kansas City , and $3 for the Literary
Tornado Warnings by Phone.
Lincoln , Neb. , May 12. The farm
ers In the vicinity of Franklin , J ob , ,
have organized a Tornado league , Its
object being to devise some method
by which a general warning can bo
glyon In time for farmers and their
families to reach places of safety.
"Twisters" have buen frequent In
that locality and In the tornado of last
Juno several were Injured and one
man was killed. At that time people
watched the storm coming nnd fol
lowed its track for a period of at least
30 minutes , and constantly communi
cated by 'phono with friends , warning
them nnd getting assurance of their
safety. From this experience It Is
thought that there will often bo time-
to send out at least one general warn
Cuts Out Syndicate Newspaper.
Draper , S. D. , May 12. Under the
name of the "Dakota Publishing com
pany , " the Sonn syndicate of weoklj
newspapers Is now handled from the
office of the Dendwood Telegram.
There are " 23" papers In the buncl :
nnd one of them , the Grand Rlvei
Press , has received ft "sklddoo" notice
from Receiver Carpenter , of the Lem
mon land office , who falls to regard 11
ns a bona Me newspaper as contem
plated by the postal regulations , nni
refuses , to-JIYO | tiany , more final ip'fooi
notices. An appeal has been takeri te
the general land office.
A Rattlesnake Record.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , May 12. Specie
to The News : W. R. Porter , a wol
known resident of Stanley county , li
entitled to the distinction of being tin
champion rattlesnake killer of hli
county. He knows of the location o :
n rattlesnakes' den on War creek , anc
recently visited It for the first tlm <
this year. During the visit ho sue
ceeded In killing nine of the reptiles
These , with those killed by him 01
the occasions of former visits las
year nnd prior years to the don , make :
sixty rattlesnakes Porter has killed li
the Immediate vicinity of the den. Hi
has the rattles taken from the snake :
killed by him as proof of this kllllni
Red Man Steals Horses to Flnanci
Unlawful "Honeymoon. "
Cottonwood , S. D. , May 12. Joshm
Roan Eagle gazed upon ills neighbor' ;
squaw and saw that she was much ti
bo desired. To be sure Roan Eagli
had a squaw of his own who had borm
him many papooses , but did not thi
pale faces , under whose law he lived
consider affinities much to be prc
f erred above mere wives ? So he pet
suaded his soul mate to fly with him
But Joshua Roan Eagle had no sucl
bank account as is required to flnanc
the realization of an affinity and she <
ho cast about for ways and means o
adding to his resources.
He thought of the horses of Bei
Medicine Eagle , who lived near bj
and how he could take these and sel
them and thus be able to carry awa ;
his affinity. Consequently he stole si :
of Ben Medicine Eagle's best horse
and left his home near the Rosobui
and started northward One of .tlv
horses was killed by a passing tralr
two were sold nt Philip nnd the otlle
# . two to Harry Stener , of Cottonwood
The lovers toolr the train to Rapli
City , but there their dream was Intel
rupte'd by a visit from the sheriff. H
was sent not by either the desertei
wife or husband , but by Medlcln
Eagle , who objected to financing hi
neighbor's Infatuations. 'The runawa
squaw was forgiven and taken bad
by her husband , but Joshua Roan Er
glo repents in jail , where ho wa
placed by a deputy United States mai
Atkinson Woman Stricken.
Atkinson , Neb , , May 12. Special I
The News : Mrs. S. D. Orcutt wa
stricken with paralysis of the left side
She. had been sowing and felt a dro\\
By or sleepy feeling and thought nh
would walk around to overcome II
As she went to rise she fell to th
floor , where Mr. Orcutt found he
when ho came homo to dinner , i
doctor was called at once , but scarce
ly anything could bo done. Mrs. Oi
cutt'a daughter , Edna Baluss , wh
started for Indiana last Thursday to
spend the summer , wns oont for.
Mrs. Ghas. Mohrman's mother , Mrs.
Nnplor , nnd her sister , Ollvo , arrived
lust Saturday and will visit an Indef
inite time. Miss Ollvo entered the
fifth grade nt school.
Howard Miller of Battle Greek vis
ited his brother , Alfred , the last of
last week. A fishing party , consisting
of Messrs. Miller , Wheeler , Becker
nnd Wright , enjoyed Saturday on the
Mrs. Kate Kazda of Valentino Is vis-
Itlng her parents , Mr. and Mrs. Prussa ,
I this week
| The first hall game of the season
was played on the Atkinson diamond
last Monday , when the O'Neill high
school hoys crossed hats with the At
kinson high school hoys. The first
half of the game looked very favorable
| for O'Neill , when Atkinson commenced -
menced to run In her scores. The
score was M to 8 In Atkinson's favor.
I The seniors of the Atkinson high
school entertained the Juniors last Fri
day night at the homo of Holcn and
I Joseph Roche , two miles west of At-
iklnson. About fifteen young people
were presdnt , as well as two high
school teachers , Miss Cockerlll and
I Miss Miller. After a pleasant evening
of games and music an exceptionally
fine lunch was served. The company
all feel very grateful to the Roche fam
ily for their good time.
Mrs. P. B. Cole of Amelia Is the
guest of Mrs E. .T. Mack this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Al. Neoley of Wlsnor
are visiting relatives this week. They
were called hero by the death of Mrs.
Mlle Beehe , who Is a sister of Mrs.
The many friends of Clara Brook
arc pleased to hear that she had a
successful operation for goiter last
Tuesday by Ma > o Brothers of Roches
ter , Minn. , and will bo home the last
of this week.
The school board , at their regular
meeting last Saturday evening , hired
i Gladys Lumsden as primary teacher.
This completes the work of engaging
teachers , as all the positions are filled.
j ' The Presbyterian church observed
last Sunday as "Mothers' day" Rev.
'j. ' W. Angell delivered a fine sermon
1 pertaining to the day. The choir fur-
1 nlshed excellent music. Solos by Mrs.
I Sturdevant , Chas. Mohrman and Mr.
Gallogly were splendid.
Man Gored by Bull.
WIsner , Neb. , May 11. Special to
The News : Carl Splegelberg , living
east of WIsner , was badly gored by a
vicious bull last Thursday , while tryIng -
Ing to drive the animal , which be
longed to a neighbor , from his prem
ises. Mr. Splegelberg , who Is an old
gentleman , suceeded In making his
escape , but not until he had been
tossed and gored by the enraged an
Arrest for 'Starling Prairie Fire.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , May 11. Special
to The News : As an example to oth
ers who are Inclined to bo careless In
burning old straw stacks and other
debris , and thus frequently start
1 fierce prairie fires , some of the farmers -
ers living In the vicinity of Wesslng-
ton , who were victims of a recent
prairie fire which swept over that part
of the state , have decided to swear
out a warrant for the arrest of the
young man to whose carelessness 11
Is alleged the fire was due. The morn
ing after the fire the young man took
a train for Indiana , but it is proposed
t to bring him back to South Dakota
s and place him on trial. Upon convlc
tion , the young man , under the state
law , Is liable to Imprisonment and , if
he is financially responsible , he can
also be made to pay for the damage
done by the fire in burning hay stacks
barns and other buildings and pas
GOOD ROADS CASE.
Will Determine Whether Commission
ers Can Expend More. (
Lead , S. D. , May 12. The case
brought by the advocates of gooe
3 roads In Lawrence county to find II
J counties may not appropriate from the
3 general fund for road purposes , a case
, In which the whole state Is vitally In
( terested , will be carried to the supreme
premo court for a final decision.
. j The commissioners of Lawrence
i j county assert that they cannot undei
3 , the law spend for road purposes more
> than is collected by the special roat
f tax. N. T. Mason , who appeared foi
the good roads people , argued from a
particular statute that the commls
sloners have authority to appropriate
in addition to the regular road tax.
FALLS IN BATH TUB.
! Beresford Man Has Several of His
3 Beresford , S. D. , May 12. J. A. Lar
son , senior member of the drug finr
of Larson & Bruehler , of Beresford
lies in his homo in a serious condition
as the result of three or more broker
ribs , caused by afall while leaving
3 the bath tub. The extent of the In
Juries cannot ns yet be determined
B from the fact that his sufferings are
so grent that he hns to be kept under
the Influence of opiates.
Team Tears Down Fence.
Wagner , S. D. , May 11. A team ol
horses , owned by August Loken , neai
here , took part In a remarkable run
away a few days ago , as a result ol
which a neighbor lost sixty rods o !
strong wire fence , he team struck thr
fence and the corner post went undei
the wagon , thus putting one horse or
each side of the fence. The horses
ran on for sixty rods , gathering fence
as they went , unjll the load attachet
to the wagon became too heavy foi
them to move.
Wayne Democrat : Miss Margare
Jamleson of Norfolk , who will com
> lcto the Gclcntlftc course nt the
Wayne normal this year , has received
iotlc.o of her election to the grammar
lopartmont of the Albion schools for
Dallas News : Fred Hnnlsworth : of
Norfolk , Nob. , treasurer of the Trlpp
Bounty Homesteaders association , Is"
n Dallas these days preparing to cs-
abllsh his residence on his claim ,
vhlch Is located northwest of Dallas ,
ilr , Haaksworth has one of the cholc-
ist claims In the county nnd expects
o make It an Ideal farm.
Among the day's out of town visit
ors In Norfolk wore : C. G. DoBaer ,
.amro , S. D. ; A T. Wenborg , Spencer ;
? red Olmstcd , Misses Fannlo and
' 'lorence Ohnsted , Butte ; Sheriff and
Mrs. J. J. Clements , Madison ; George
0. Delnes , Thomas Finch , St. Ed-
vards ; George McKlllnck , Wnkefleld ;
N. S. Westrope , Plain view ; S. A. Waddell -
doll , Platte Center ; A. A. Bley-Mad-
son ; C. H. Torpln and son , Oakdale ;
. L. Dowllng , M. B. Foster , Madl-
n ; J , F. Plerco , Naper ; A. Andrews ,
Orchard ; C. S. Myers , Butte ; Robert
Schuett , Bazllo Mills ; J. E. Douglas ,
Herbert Zutz Dead.
Death came last night to Herbert
Zutz , second son of Mr. and Mrs. E.
\V. Zutz , of this city. The young man
md been suffering from Inflammatory
heumatlsm. His death came as a
; reat shock to the family's many
Herbert Zutz was twenty years old
; ast September. He was born In Nor
folk and was a student nt both the St.
Paul school and the local high school ,
lie was attending the Northwestern
university , at Watertown , Wls. , when
taken 111 , coming home a short time
before the Christmas holidays. Rheu-
matlsm developed Into a chronic dis
ease of the heart , which had never
been strong. Ho had been very 111 for
some time. Death came at 2 a. in.
The funeral arrangements were not
known Wednesday afternoon. Word
was received that Will Zutz , a brother ,
connected with a Gregory , S. D. , bank ,
would arrive Wednesday evening.
E. W. Zutz , whose home is thus
sadly afflicted , Is the vice president ol
the Norfolk National bank.
WALLING STILL HEADS A. O.U.W ,
Workmen Re-Elect Present Grand
Lincoln , Neb. , May 11. Special to
The News : Under suspension of the
rules Grand Master Workman WallIng -
Ing of David City was unanimously reelected -
elected by the A. O. U. W. grand lodge
today. Other officers will be noml
nated this evening and elected to
Carnegie Says Funds are Ready.
Carnegie has told the Norfolk 11
brdry board toproceed' ' with thei erec
tlon of the Norfolk library building.
Mrs. George D. Butterfield , secre
tary of the board , returning frorr
Ames , found In her mall today a letter
from R. A- Franks , Mr. Carnegie's ne\\
secretary , stating that the $10,00 (
promised by Mr. Carnegie Is no-n
available , that the plans were verj
satisfactory and that the board coult
proceed at once to build the new 11
Waiting on Mr. Carnegie , the boare
has had deeds drawn for the llbrarj
site , on Eighth street'and'Norfolk av
The library board will meet tomor
row afternoon at 3 o'clock.
C. S. Myers of Butte was In Norfoll
over night on business.
Al Bley was up from Madison , visit
Ing his father-in-law , William Barnes
E. P. Olmsted returned from a busl
ness trip to Plalnvlew Tuesday even
A. Kenney of Stanton has returnee
home after a visit with his daughter
Mrs. Joseph Pliant , at the Pacific.
Deputy Sheriff Walter Elley was Ir
Norfolk Wednesday afternoon , return
Ing from Tllden. Ho said that the vl
clnlty of Tllden received a fine shower
Tuesday night , which did a great deal
of good. Only a trace of rain fell Ir
Norfolk. Mr. Elley Is much encourag
ed In the progress of his candidacy foi
Miss Mary Mann of South Omaha
president of , the Nebraska Baptist
Young People's union , will speak nl
ihe Baptist church Tuesday evening nl
8 o'clock. A cordial Invitation Is ex
tended to all.
H. S. ' Gates , who has been attehdlnj
a school of pharmacy at Des Molnes
has been in Norfolk on a brief visl
with his sister , Mrs. George H. Bur
ton. Ho left today for Central Cltj
to take the state examination befon
the state board of pharmacy.
The question of breaking the Nor
folk drought , now a week and a dnj
old , was the principal business Blatee
to come before the evening's councl
meeting at the city hall at 8 p. m. Ar
effort will be made to grant seven sa
loon licenses under the present ordl
Mrs. Calla Scott Wlllard , state secre
tary and organizer of the Nebraskr
Christian Woman's Board of Missions
met with the ladles of the Chrlstlar
church Monday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. Roy Lucas. A number of nov
names were added to the local auxll
llary. Mrs. Wlllard left for David Cltj
this noon. While In the city she stop
ped nt the homo of Mr. nnd Mrs. Roj
Burt Mapes was In Nellgh Tuesday
J. P. Flynn made a political trip t <
W. J. Stadolman drove to Humphre ;
Tuesday In his car.
Mrs. M. Ryan and Mrs. M. Moollcl
are visiting in Omaha.
Mrs. A. N. Yost of Omaha arrivei
In the city last evening to vslt | he
daughter , Mrs. G. T. Sprecher.
Senator W. V. Allen of Madlsoi
was In Norfolk onrouto for West
Point , to bo proscnt-at , the oponl'n of
the district court.
Miss Opal Corycll will leave Berke
ley , Cal. , on Friday" this week for
home. She has been appointed as
sistant principal of the Pierce school.
Bernard Wltwer of Tllden was n
Mrs. Sldell and Miss Martha Zlolko
of Stanton were In' Norfolk Monday.
"Mother's day" wns observed nt the
Norfolk hospital Sunday. All of the
officers and employes of the Institu
tion were given a whlto carnation ,
while the lumates .were given an as
sortment of fruit.
The Country club membership will
meet at Mapes & Hnzon's office al 8
o'clock tonrorrow evening to take up
the matter of permanent organization.
Reports will bo made ns to the coat of
providing the various sports expected
to bo maintained in connection with
the club. An initial membership of
seventy-five seems assured.
The Norfolk Lorlg Distance Tele
phone company has placed red cross
'antiseptic ' transmitters and mouth
pieces on Its public1 telephones In the
local pay booths and elsewhere. This
Is along the line of recommendation
made by the tubercular congress , and
Is Interesting as showing one practical
result from the campaign against the
spread of consumption.
| * MaJor James McLaughlln , chief Inspector
specter of the Indian bureau , Is In
Washington , D. C. , having been In
South Dakota negotiating a treaty with
the Sioux Indians for the cession of
the remainder of their tribal lands In
the Rosebud and Pine Ridge country ,
as proposed by bills Introduced in
March last by Senator Gamble in the
senate and Representative Burke in
the house. Major McLaughlln has , as
usual , been successful In his treaty
making negotiations with the Sioux
and has made his report to the secre
tary of the Interior. If approved and
finally enacted Into law it will throw
open to white settlement nearly 1/GOO- /
000 acres of virgin soil In the Rosebud
and Pine Ridge Indian reservations.
I. Sonneland , the Bowman Grove mer
chant who Is about to open a clothing
store in Norfolk , is in the city. The
J. D. Sturgeon stock has been moved
from the store room which Mr. Sonne
land will occupy In the Marquardt
block and the carpenters should have
the room ready for'him ' In four or five
days. Mr. Sonneland has rented the
residence now occupied by A. M.
Gwlnn on North Tenth street , and will
move into his new home when Mr. and
Mrs. Gwlnn leave Norfolk the first of
June for Shreveport , La. , Mr. Gwinn
having been transferred to southern
Rev. Father Vaughan , the well
known priest , lecturer and former act
or and dramatic writer , and one'of the
most brilliant men in the Roman Cath
olic church , who died in Dubuque , la. ,
Tvlonday in MercV hospital after a lin
gering illness , will be especially re
membered in Norfolk through a lec
ture delivered by him at the Audito
rium some three years ago. Law
rence J. Vaughan was born at New
ark , N. J. , in 18C4 , was a student In St.
Benedict's college , St. Lawrence col
lege , Wisconsin ; St. Vincent's college ,
Missouri ; Kendrlck seminary , St.
Louis , and St. John's university , Min
nesota. He adopted the theatrical pro-
fesslon but later studied for the priest
hood and was ordained at Collegevllle ,
Minn. , in 1899. He was the founder
of St. Joseph's fund for the education
of poor boys , also the Altoona insti
tute for boys and girls. As an author
he produced "Disowned , " "Alice and
Alexander , " "Prince Carl" and "Nance
of Old Thunder. " Father Vaughan
made a national reputation as a lec
turer , beginning in 1903.
Mrs. R , H. Reynolds is very ill.
R. S. Lackey has moved from South
Tenth str6et to the P. F. Sprecher
residence , on Koenlgsteln avenuef
Carl Albert , an old settler , living
three miles northeast of Hoskins , died
Wednesday morning of dropsy. He
was about fifly-elght years old.
Mrs. Theo. Braeuer of Hadar who
has been an invalid for years , died
Tuesday afternoon of lung trouble.
Her husband Is pastor of the Hadar
Steven Stork , living eight miles
south of the city , suffered n stroke of
paralysis Saturday' Mr. Stork , who
Is eighty-six years old , Is a pioneer of
the seventies. ,
Two tons of hay have just been sold
In Norfolk for shipment to Canada.
The sale was made by the Big Four
store , and the hayi loaded on board a
car starting for the north.
The Northwestern railroad has
asked for the removal of the James
Karge case from the district court at
Madison to the United States court of
this district. Karge , who lives near
Norfolk , alleges damages against his
land , due to flooding on account of the
right of wny.
The body of a little bnbe , wrnpped
In cloth nnd paper , was found yester
day morning in n ditch just east of the
Norfolk avenue bridge over the North-
fork by some Httlo girls enroute to
school. From chljdlsh curiosity they
tore the package open , but desisted
when they saw a tiny arm. The chil
dren did not tell their parents until
they returned from school , when the
strange package had been removed.
It was rumored that a woman had
been seen to throw the package Into
the ditch by children.
Madison Chronicle : The Durlanii
Trust company has started foreclosure
proceedings In the district court
against Geo. M. Farley and wife , Ella
G. Farley. The property In contro
versy consists of a quarter section of
land In Valley precinct , and the
amount Involved is $700. Mr Field
states that this Is the first farm mort
gage foreclosure entered on the dock
et since he lias held the office of dis
trict clerk , which JB over four years ,
It is quite probable that the defen
dants In the nbovo nctlon hnvo allowed
the case to go Into court for the pur
pose of settling sorno legal point.
C. L. Williams , district agent for tlio
Midwest Llfo Insurance company , of
Lincoln , who has been making his
hondqunrtora hero , hns secured rooms
In the Robertson building for n branch
ofllco. J. H. Mockett of Lincoln , a
former state senator nnd spcnkor of
the house of roprescntntlves six ycnrs
ngo , but now superintendent of ngcnts
for the Midwest cornpnny , was In' '
Norfolk yesterday calling nt the now
qunrtors here. Mr. Williams hns Mad
ison , Stanton , Cumlng , Plerco , Wayne ,
Thurston , Dakota , Cedar , Dlxon and
Knox counties In his district nnd Is
now engaged In establishing local
Robert L. Canoto , a Northwestern
conductor who moved from Norfolk to
Fremont last fall , died nt 8:50 : Wednos-
ay morning In Fremont. Mr. Canoto
was prominent In local Masonic cir
cles , belonging to all the local Masonic
organizations. W. R. Hoffman , repre
senting the Norfolk Masons , went to
Fremont at noon to assist In the fu
neral arrangements preliminary to
bringing the body hero for burial. Mr.
Canoto leaves a wife and little daugh
ter. Ho lias been with the Northwest
ern hero for'over fifteen years , and
had served as a conductor since 1901.
Ho was forty-one years old and had
held prominent places on the griev
ance committee of the B. of R. T.
Retain Hadar Auto Service.
Like our ancient friend , the king of
France , who with twice 10,000 men
marched up the hill , looked around and
then marched down again , 200 citizens
of thirsty Norfolk , some "wots , " some
" " friends foes of
"drys , some , some
the "seven saloon ordinance , " thronged
the city hall , there to listen for over
two hours to the consideration of poll
taxes , city dump grounds , health rules ,
new sidewalks , a flre wagon team , a
sidewalk damage case , city bills , an
nual reports of city officers , standplpo
The only time licenses , were men
tioned during the entire evening was
when dog licenses were discussed.
But the crowd , keen on the scent of a
"lid lifting" and anxious to view the
fireworks , stood through It all. And
then , like the king of France , they
marched down again And Norfolk
was still dry. And the oratorical fire
works were still packed and cased In
the bosoms of eight councllmen.
After old business , new business ,
committee reports had all been
cleaned away , the crowd all the while
thinking that the saloon question was
just around the corner , the end of the
meeting came so quickly as to stag
Pat Dolln stood up. Two hundred
citizens strained forward to catch the
move. "I move , " said the Hon. Pat ,
calmly and deliberately , but winding
up with a'rush , "that we now adjourn
until Thursday evening. May 13. "
| "Second It , " said Fuesler. Blakeman ,
Winter , Coleman , Fuesler , Fischer and
Doolln voted for the adjournment ,
Hlbben and Craven against it.
Dry TNI Thursday Night.
So Norfolk is dry until Thursday
Rumors of what was back of the ad
journment were thick on the street
Wednesday. It was said that the move
was made to give the saloon men a
chance to get together , that it was
made to work up a compromise , that
It was made to effect a plan to attack
the constitutionality of the present sa
It Is now seen that the "stand pat"
councllmen will not bulge and this
fact is generally accepted.
It is believed , unless something very ,
very new can be figured out , that the
council will grant seven saloon li
censes Thursday night without much
if any fight , and that some plan of at
tacking the ordinance In the courts
may then be carried out.
Still "On to Hadar. "
Meanwhile automobile service con
tinues to Hadar and Is well patronized.
Council met In regular session at
8:45 : p. m. , Mayor Friday presiding.
Present , Councllmen Blakeman , Win
ter , Coleman , Craven , Fuesler , Fischer ,
Dolln and Hlbben.
Moved by Craven , seconded by Hlb
ben , that city clerk bo Instructed to
see If an engineer could be obtained
from Omaha , and the cost of same.
Moved by Dolln , seconded by Win
ter , that time of committee on repairIng -
Ing standplpe bo extended and that
the foundation bo repaired at once.
Moved by Blakeman , seconded 1
Hibben , that the street and alley com
mittee have city dump ground fenced ,
notices posted and road cleared of
The bonds of city treasurer , chief
of police , night police , Junction police
nnd water commissioner were found
"O.iK. " and , on motion of Craven , seconded
ended by Coleman , the bonds were
Report of flre inspectors read and ,
on motion of Winter , seconded by Hib-
ben , the report was accepted.
The following bills were reported on
by the auditing committee : Nebraska
Telephone company , " $8.25 ; E. Sasse ,
$2.50 ; National Meter company , $124 ;
H. G. Brueggeman , $51 ; Norfolk Elec
tric Light and Power company ,
$240.50 ; Norfolk Light and Fuel Com'
pariy , $72 ; Ed Horter , $53.32 ; George
Fox , $1 ; H. Landon , $3.50 ; Dr. Pllger ,
$30 ; F. Thlem , $1.50 ; J. C. Stitt , $59 ;
P. Lamb , $1.50 ; clerk district court ,
$72.95 ; Ed Conloy , $2 ; A. Buss , $2 ;
H. J , Beemer , $4 ; L. Dugon , $2 ; Husc
Publishing company , $27.20 ; J. Krantz ,
$21 ; Matt Shaffer , $1.50 ; T. Farage ,
$8.70 ; George Richardson , $13.95 ; A
Kell , $50 ; W. H. Livingston , $50 ; H
Rohwer , flC ; P. E. Kampnmn , $10.75 j
Matrau & Wllle , $8.25 ; H. C , Lee , $11 ;
USE A I
Wick Blue Flame Oil Cook-Stove
Because it's clean.
Because it's economical
Because it saves time.
Because it gives best
Because its flame can bo
Because it will not over
heat your kitchen.
Because it is better than
die coal or wood stove.
Because it's the only oil
stove made with a
useful Cabinet Top
like the modern steel
Forother _ reasons see stove at your dealer's
or write our nearest agency. Made in three
sizes. Sold with or without Cabinet Top.
The MF'Hr . _ _ a .0 * . f WtYtft cannot bo equaled
1 | JUUtflJJ for Its bright and
steady light , simple construction
and absolute safety. Equipped
with latest Improved burner. Made of brass throughout
and beautifully nickeled. An ornament to any room ,
whether library , dining-room , parlor or bedroom.
Write to our nearest agency if not at your dealer's.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
( Incorporated )
G. W. Leo , $8G ; Press , $20,25. Moved
by Dolln , seconded by Winter , that
bills bo allowed as read. Carried.
Moved by Craven , seconded by Win
ter , that city clerk bo Instructed to
draw warrant for A. Kelt's April sal
ary In favor of Mrs. A. Kell , as per
request of A. Kell. Carried.
Moved by Coleman , seconded by
Blakeman , that council hire man and
team for a 24-hour day fire service.
Moved by Blakeman , seconded by
Hlbben , that city attorney be Instruct
ed to draft an amendment to general
sewer ordinance , regarding green
traps In residences. Carried. Moved
by Dolln , seconded by Fuesler , that
city clerk collect dog and poll tax and
also Inspect closets. Carried.
A communication from the city phy
sician was road and , on motion of
Craven , seconded by Winter , was
placed on file.
Treasurer's report for April showed
following balances : General fund ,
$173.38 ; Interest , $1,280.30 ; water ,
$5,243.94 ; road , $119.07 ; sinking ,
$500.85 ; street light , $1,022.74 ; library ,
$1,142.47 ; sewer , $2,057.88 ; sewer maV
$1,142.47 ; sewer , $2,057.88 ; sewer
maintenance , $225.30. Moved by Win
ter , seconded by Fuesler , that report
be placed on file. Carried.
A request for appropriations for G.
A. R. for Decoration day was read
and , on motion of Fuesler , seconded
by Fischer , $25 was appropriated for
the G. A. R.
Annual report of the city physician
was read and placed on file. Petition
for sidewalk on Seventh street , be
tween Norfolk and Madison avenues ,
was read and , on motion of Blakeman ,
icconded by Winter , the walk was or
Annual report of water commission
er was read and ordered placed on
Moved by Dolin , seconded by ( Fisch
er , that council adjourn until Thurs
day evening , May 13. Carried.
Council adjourned at 10:25 : p. m.
Norfolk to Try Unique Want Ad.
PRACTICAL PACKER desiring to
start in small way and grow , will find
Norfolk , Nebraska , an Ideal location.
In the heart of hog , cattle and'sheep
country , with five railroad lines radiat
ing Into extensive , rich and growing
territory ; seventy-five miles distant
from nearest city. Right man will
find this a fine opportunity and will bo
given hearty co-operation of 100 live
boosters In Norfolk. Write J. D. Stur
geon , secretary Commercial club , Nor
folk , Nebraska.
The above "want ad. , " to be In
serted by the Commercial club in the
Sunday editions of the Chicago Tri
bune and the Kansas City Star , repre
sents an experiment on the part of the
directors which may develop into a
systematic advertising campaign to
push Norfolk's advantages to the
The use of the "want" column by
cities so far as known here Is original
with Norfolk and was conceived by
the new advertising committee recent
ly named by the club.
Raise Good Roads Fund.
The directors at their meeting yes
terday afternoon also received a re
port from the chairman of their road
committee , John Krantz , stating that
some .of the country roads leading
into Norfolk were In very bad condi
tion nnd that the commissioners were
willing to nsslst In a good road cam
The directors decWod to create n
separate good ronds'fund to bo used ,
In co-operation with the county com
missioners and the farmers , In develop
ing roads leading Into this city , one
road to bo worked out at n time.
President Kllllnn subscribed $30
towards , the good roads fund nnd repre-
sensatlvos of each of the three na
tional banks announced that their In
stitutions would duplicate this sub
scription. The fund , which starts with
$120 , should reach at least $1,000 to
Lease for Club Grounds Ready.
A flvo-yenr lenso of the country club
grounds north of the city has been
mndo to the Country club by the Now
Haven Trust company and agreed to
by George II. Bishop of Boston , who
Is largely Interested In both the trust
company and the country club
grounds. The telegram announcing
that the lease had been signed wns
received today from the trust com
pany nnd will bo submitted to the
meeting of the club membership this
evening for approval.
The Country club meeting tonight
Is held nt 8 o'clock nt the office of
Mnpes & Hnzcn In the Mast block.
The membership Is nearly seventy-five.
The lease of the grounds north of
the city Is for flvo years nt $221 n
yenr , with the option of renewing for
five yenrs nnd nlso nn option for the
purchase of the grounds by the club.
The grounds for this year arc to bo
sub-leased from Worth Adams. En
trance to the grounds will be from
both North First street and North
Third. An estimate on the club house ?
and on the cost of various sports will
bo submitted tonight. A pernumant
organization will probably bo effected.
In an address Wednesday to the
Sioux City Real Estate association ,
E. E. Lewis , a pioneer citizen of that
city , said that J. J. Hill could make
a strike by building the short line on
from O'Neill to Alliance , or to some
point this side of it. He'urgod Sioux
City to make a systematic effort to
work for a through Burlington line
After a thorough trial through the
Black Hills , tho. Burlington Railroad
company has decided to adopt for
permanent use the telephone system
of dispatching trains on this division.
The telegraph system will not bo
dorre away with , but will still be used
to transmit messages trom division
headquarters at Alliance to Deadwood -
wood and vice versa , but between
Edgernont and Deadwood all com
munications will be by. telephone.
Fremont Tribune : In a passenger
coach at the depot a meeting was
held among the Northwestern car and
engine service men , and the officials
of those . .departments" the purpose
of explaining the details of the new
system of prepared waste lubrication
which the Northwestern Is adopting.
C. H. Osborn , assistant superinten
dent of car service at Chicago , and
W. J. Walsh of the Galena Oil Co.
spoke In explanation of the method.
The plan of lubricating car axles by
dry waste and oil has recently been
abandoned by the Northwestern sys
tem. In its place the company Is us
ing prepared waste to pack the Join-
nal boxes. The oil In the prepared
waste furnishes the lubrication. It
was pointed out that this system
provides for a repacking of the boxes
when the cars are on the repair track.
The renewal of this packing Is said
to be a much more efficient means of
lubricating than dry packing and the
application of oil at frequent Inter
vals. Various other details were
gone into on the proper care of Jour
nal boxes. J. R. Larson , general
foreman of thr iar deprtment of
Omaha was also present at the meet-
' Saloon Keepers Hit Again.
Where does n saloon keeper's re
sponsibility end ?
A suit filed In the district court at
Wayne blames two Wayne saloon
keepers because they sold drinks to
men who later are alleged to have as
saulted one Morltz Esche. For this ,
Esche , a man of forty-five years , who
has lived In Wayne for n year or so ,
has sued N. A. Stodden and Charles
Endres and their bondsmen.
The trouble appears to have taken
place at a wedding "Jollification" last
February , held where Escho roomed.
Escho and' Marshal George Minor nro
said to have gotten Into n scuffle. Eu
gene Leahy got Into the fracas , It Is
further claimed , when Escho got hold
of n bottle. Leahy paid a $10 flno.
Escho claims that ho was assaulted
and asks the court to award him
$5,000 damages against each of the
saloon keepers , on the grounds that ,
having sold the liquor consumed at
the celebration , they are to hlamo for
what bodily Injuries wcro Inflicted on
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