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THE NOKOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL PHI DA Y 23 JULY 11109
GOING THE LIMIT.
Th Souvenir 8h Carried. Off From
Week End Party.
Among the liahlta which have grown
apace among Americans of recent
years has been Unit of souvenir hunt-
Ing. Souvenir spoons , knives , forks ,
plates , photographs , postal cards and
what not have been a perfect passion
with the multitude. The thing seemed
to have been carried a little too fur
wlipn somebody at a reception to tlio
Chinese ambassador some years ago
tried to snip off a piece of ( hut emi
nent humorist's pigtail with a pair of
pocket scissors , but even that was sur
passed by a certain Chicago woman of
great personal attractiveness , who
seems to have reached the ultimate
A stranger , speaking of her to an
other woman and not being familiar
with certain facts In the family his
tory of the lady to whom she was
talking , observed that she had heard
that the Chicago woman was a con
firmed souvenir hunter. "Not really a
kleptomaniac , you know , " she said.
"Oh , no ; not at all ! " was the reply.
"She Is Just the ultra of souvenir
hunting. I happen to know too. You
see , Home years ago shs paid a week
end visit at our country place , and
when It was over"
"You missed your silverware ? "
"No , Indeed , " was the answer ; "my
husband 1" John Kcndrlck Bangs In
With Rare Tact. \
Mrs. A. was calling on Mrs. B. , whose
husband had recently committed sui
cide by hanging himself In the attic.
Hcmcmbeilng lier daughter's parting
Injunction to avoid the unpleasant sub
ject , she steered the conversation Into
"Are you doing your own washing
now ? " she Inquired.
"No , " replied Mrs. B. , "not now. It
Is such cold work getting it on the
"Yes. It Is. " said Mrs. A. , "but you
have such a nice largo attic to hang
things In. "
Missing the Sovereign.
"You know , " said the man , "how In
nocently your wife will look at you
across the breakfast table when you
have searched your pockets and dis
covered a sovereign missing.
"You may have your suspicions , but
you must keep them to yourself. I
stood It for two or three years before
n bright thought came along. Then I
got hold of a counterfeit sovereign , a
hopelessly bad one , placed It In my
purse , and when I got up one morning
and missed It I felt happy.
"Two hours after breakfast my wife
went out , and at noon I was sent forte
to Identify her at the police station.
She had handed that bad sovereign out
In payment for an umbrella and been
caught , and she had been a prisoner
for two hours when I got there. "
"And what did you say ? " ho was
' 'Not -word. "
, a .
"And what did she say ? "
"She laid It on the milkman , of
course. " London Tit-Bits.
A Civil Word.
A French king once said , "If a civil
word or two will make a man happy
he must be a churl Indeed who would
not give them to him. " If this feeling
were acted on , how much happier the
world would be ! We may say of this
kindly temper that It Is like lighting
another man's candle by one's own ,
which loses none of Its light by what
the other gains.
A Heroic Accomplishment.
A prominent politician was appoint
ed to the position of naval oillccr at an
eastern city during the Cleveland ad
ministration. While In the city ho
made a host of friends , and all of hla
waking hours when he was not en
gaged In official duties were spent with
these gentlemen attending various In
teresting and costly entertainments.
At the expiration of his term of otllce
ho returned home , and his good moth
er , who was an old fashioned German
woman , said to him curiously :
"John , what did you save during the
four years you were in office ? "
"Mother , " he said , with a smile light
ing up his countenance , "I accomplish
ed wonders I saved my life. "
At a Scotch banquet In New York
one of the guests told the following
"Theer was a poor young tuon who
lived In Glasgle , an' his landlady liked
to mlthcr him , and Ivcry morrn and
Ivory night she wad gl * him frelt eggs.
Ho got tired of eggs , and so he ast a
fren1 wheer he warkcd what else ho
might ha * to eat. 'I alays eat sau
sages , ' said the frlcn' . When the poor
young mon passed a meat shop on his
way homo thot night ho bought him a
peen of sausages an' glcd them to his
landlady. 'Cook them for me In the
morrn , ' said he. 'An' how wull I coolc
the things ? ' asked the landlady. 'Like
, vo wad fecsh , ' said he. But the next
morrn thcer was his frlct eggs anst
more. 'Wheer arre inn'tsausages ? ' said
he to his landlady. 'Wool. ' said the ,
4ye tnuld mo to cook cm like I wad
fcesh , an'hen I had flnlsht clcanln'
the things theer was naught left. ' "
Not the Dog's Fault.
A minister In Scotland who was In
the habit of speaking very loudly
shouting , In fact , when he got wnrim
up to his subject was much annoyi
by a dog In his church one Sunda ;
The dog had remained very quiet dur
ing the first part of the sermon , but as
the minister warmed up the dog began
to whine , and when the minister was
shouting at the top of his voice the anImal -
Imal set up a dreadful howling. The
minister stopped his sermon and or-
Vercd the beadle to put out the dog.
"Aye , aye , sir. " ho replied ; "but , ln
deed , It was yersel' began It. "
Newspaper advertising Is for the
small store , too. If persistently used ,
n small advertising space will build
up a small store turn It from a mere
"neighborhood shop" to a real store.
Totals. 65926 G4 | ? 1501)07 ) 206833 85 | ? 1470115 5'J | ? 59738 26
Balance on hand January 1,1909 , 55926 64
Taxes Collected 133933 97
State School Land Collections 847 66
State University Land Collections 189 55
State Apportionment Received 4670 73
Redemptions Received 2623 13
Received from Depository Banks , interest on daily balances , 575 16
Received from J. J. Clements , sheriff's fees - 198 25
Received from L. L. Frye , mowing weeds 25
Received from George E. Richardson , county clerk , excess fees for ] 908 450 50
Received from William Bates , county Judge excess feea for 1908 65 28
Received from J. P. Gcbleman , one slip scraper 3 50
Received from Stanton County , Nebraska 120 58
Received from Platte County Nebraska 8 00
Received from Pierce County , NebrasAa 302 08
Received from C. F. Eiseley , J. P fines , 40 00
Recei\ed from W. L. Berry J. P. , fines 13 00
Received from William Betes county Judge , fines 10 00
Received from J. C. McNIsh , inheritance tax 4 18
Received from Burt Ma3eu Ex. inheritance tax v. 893 50
Received from Henry Sunderman , county commissioner , old lumber : . - , 15 00
Received from G. L , Carl&on , for.rord district Nc. 1 i. . . . 8 88
Miscellaneous Fees of F. A. Peterson , county treasurer , for first half of 1909 67 00
Transfers from Funds to Funds . 5867 01
Total $206833 85
Warrants , Bonds and Coupons Paid . . - . ? 137273 37
Redemption Paid . ' . ' . . 3955 21
Transfers from Funds to Funds . ' f. . . 5867 01
Balance on June 30 , 1909 - . 59738 26
Total ? 206833 85
CASH BALANCES ON JUNE 30 , 1909.
In First National Bank , Madison , Neb ? 4997 04
Madison State Bank , Madison , Neb 4990 41
Farmers National Bank , Mndlson , Nnb 2598 33
Norfolk National Bank , Norfolk , Neo 9953 86
Citizens National Bank , Norfo'k ' , Neb 4931 30
Nebraska National Bank , Norfolk , Neb 4994 87
Battle Creek Valley Bank , Battle Creek , Neb 3972 73
Citizens State Bank Battle Creek , Neb 1071 93
Security Bank , Meadow Grove Neb 1012 72
Meadow Grove State Bank , Meadow Grove Neb \ , 2549 82
Elkhorn Valley Bank , Tllder Neb 2573 36
First National Ban ! ' Tllden Neb , 4971 20
German Bank , Tllden Neb 1994 03
First National Bank , Newman Grove , Neb 2519 46
Newman Grove State Bank , Newman Grove , Neb 2912 12 ,
Kountzo Bros. Banl- New York , N. Y 2217 52
Office 1477 56
Total $ 5973826
OUTSTANDING REGISTERED COUNTY WARRANTS , JUNE 30 , 1909.
1891 County General Fund 4 00
1898 County General Fund x. 20 45
1899 County General Furd 4 00
1901 County General Fund 8 94
1902 County General Fund 8 00
1903 County General Fund 80
1904 County General Fund 7 35
1906 County General Fund 2 60
1907 County General Fund 21 95
1908 County General Fund 502 45
1900 County Bridge Fund 8 00
1908 County Bridge Fund 228 12
1906 County Road Fund , Commissioner's District No. 2. 11 25
1908 County Road Fund , Commissioner's District No. 3. 47 80
Drainage Ditch No. 1 Fund 37 00
Total. 936 71
AFFIDAVIT AND CERTIFICATE.
STATE OF NEBRASKA , )
County of Madison. j ss.
I , F. A. Peterson , do solemnly swear , that the foregoing Is n true and correct statement of my receipts and
disbursements as County Treasurer In and for Madison County , Nebraska , from the first day of January , 1909 , to the
thirtieth day of June , 1909 , inclusive ; that the same is also a true and correct statement of the amount of money In
each fund ; the amount of outstanding and unpaid registered county general , county bridge and county road war
rants and the total amount of cash on hand at the close of business on the thirtieth day of Juno , 1909 , to the best
of my knowledge and belief , so help me God. F. A. PETERSON , County Treasurer.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before me this eighth day of July , 1909.
[ SEAL. ] GEORGE E. RICHARDSON , County Clerk.
STATE OF NEBRASKA ,
County of Madison. ) ss.
We , the undersigned County Commissioners , In and for Madlsjn County , Nebraska , do hereby certify , that wo
have carefully examined the accounts of F. A. Peterson , County Treasurer of said county , and have found the fore
going statement thereof to bo correct.
Dated at Madison , Nebraska , this fifteenth day of July , 1909.
HENRY SUNDERMAN ,
JOHN MALONE ,
STATE OF NEBRASKA , )
County of Madison. J ss.
I , F. A. Peterson. County Treasurer In and for Madison County , Nebraska , do hereby certify , that there Is now
on hand In the Treasury of said county sufficient funds to pay all outstanding registered county general , county
bridge , county road , district road , and drainage ditch warrants , and that the outstanding registered county war
rants shown In the above statement have been called In for payment , but have not been paid for the reason that
said county jvjirj n lmyenotbeen presented at the office of the County Treasurer.
F. A. PETERSON , County Treasurer.
SHOCKED THE HOSTESS.
A Practical Jek That Wat P rp -
trated by Eugen * Flild.
There are many stories Incident to
the career of the late Eugcno Field ,
who not only wrote songs for the chil
dren , but who was at times fond of
practical Jokes , which Illustrate his In
On one occasion he played nn unex
pected part at n dinner given In honor
of himself and his wife which , while
It had its serious side , was made all
the more enjoyable by the grave de
portment of Mr. Field.
The dinner was given by n leading
Chicago family. When all were seat
ed Mr. Field repaired to the pantry ,
only to return In a few moments with
a dozen or more costly gold embroid
ered wineglasses , the property of the
hostess , which , to her silent astonish
ment , he proceeded to hand over to
each guest one by one , n souvenir of
Great was the merriment when It
was realized that the hostess had not
contemplated parting with her cher
ished glasses. Iluf Mr. Field was not
yet content. Returning them to the
pantry by previous arrangement with
the butler , he took up a tray of old
bottles and other broken glassware
and , pretending to stumble , dropped it
on the lloor. apparently shattering the
The feelings of the hostess may be
imagined , for It was some time before
the real situation was understood.
PONT DU GARD.
An Ancient Concrete Bridge In the
South of France ,
In the south of France is a concrete
arch bridge known as the Pont du
Card , which was erected In the year
fiG B. 0. Th concrete In this was not
composed of crushed stone or other
small aggregate of the variety now em
ployed In concrete bridge work , but
was of the old style , consisting ot al
ternate layers of large and small
stones , gravel , etc. , and of cementl-
tlous materials. Vltruvlus describes
the materials and methods in use be
fore the Christian era , and other
writers like Albertl In 1845 and Pol-
ladle In 1570 accurately describe the
method which "the ancients" ( as they
call them ) employed "of using boards
laid on edge and filling the space be
tween with cement and all sorts of
small and large stones mingled to
It Is very improbable that the Pont
du Card would have withstood the
rigors of climate of the northern
United States , but its actual state of
preservation , ns well as that of many
other specimens of ancient "oncrete
work , proves that If modern work Is
honestly executed It will many times
outlast any reasonable bond period , so
that a very small yearly sinking fund
per cent Is all that Is required for
properly designed and erected concrete
work. Cement Age.
Concerning Two Sounds.
When Joseph Henry Lumpkln was
Justice of Georgia a case was
brought up from Columbus In which a
wealthy citizen asked for an injunc
tion to prevent the construction of n
planing mill across the street very
near his palatial residence. Ills grounds
for complaint consisted chiefly In the
proposition that the noise of the mill
would wake him too early In the morn-
"Let the mill be built , " said the chief
justice In rendering his decision. "Let
Its wheels be put In motion. The prog
ress of machinery must not be stopped
to suit the whims or the fears of any
man. Complainant's fears arc Imagi
nary. The sound of the machinery will
not be a nuisance. On the contrary , It
will prove a lullaby. Indeed , I know
of but two sounds In all nature that a
man cannot become reconciled to , and
they are the braying of an nss and the
tongue of a scolding woman. " Atlanta
Poulticed With Mud.
A noted explorer recently returned
from central Africa tells of a unique
method employed by his companions
and himself to alleviate the dreadful
agony'of prolonged thirst. In parts of
the dark continent there are great
stretches of country where no water
flt to drink Is to bo found , although
there are here and there pools of thick ,
stagnant mud. In such country the
party wunaercd for live days without
water and might have perished but for
an idea that occurred to their leader.
Following his advice and example ,
they collected the stagnant mud wher
ever It was to bo found and made It
Into long poultices , which they fas
tened round their bodies next the skin.
This simple process they found to give
great relief. London Answers.
Insurance From Italy.
Insurance came from mediaeval Italy.
It Is believed to date from the six
teenth century , and at that time It
was known In Florence. The Romans
did not know Insurance. The nearest
they came to it was the practice of a
company supplying the army to re
quire a guarantee from the state
against the loss of ships. But this
was soon abandoned , because damages
had been collected for sunken ships
too worthless to float.
"Tell mo something. "
"Well ? "
"What's an al fresco lunch ? "
' "A lunch served with caterpillars In
stead of files. " Louisville Courier-
Miss Hunt I dldiHt know that Miss
Flash was a college graduate , did you ?
Miss Blunt To bo sure I did. She Is
one of tiio aluminum of Vassar. Bos
The most interesting things in a
store nrealways advertised and you
can prove this to bo true by personal
observation on your next shopping
Fritz Asinus has returned from the
P. II. Davis , n real estate dealer and
Investment banker of Newport , was in
Norfolk during the day on business.
Mrs. Rex Nicholson "of Toronto , Can
ada , Is visiting at the homo of her
uncle , a. 1) . Saltor. Mr. Nicholson Is
Canadian representative of the Lacka-
wanna Steel company.
Mrs. Bruce Ratner , accompanied by
her brother , Max Denman , left this
noon for a few days' visit 1th friends
In Omaha and Lincoln.
Miss Josephine Uuttcrlleld and
Spencer Uutterlleld have returned
from Boston. Miss Buttorflold was n
member of this year's graduating class
Mrs. Margaret Davenport of Valen
tine , who has been visiting her sister ,
Mrs. J. J. Welsh , loft for Now York
city. Mrs. Welch accompanied Mrs.
Davenport aa fur as Chicago.
Mrs. D. Damn , wlio was operated on
a week ago today , continues to Im
A special song service will bo hold
at the Methodist church every three
Mr. and Mrs. Darius Mathowson
leave Norfolk tomorrow for a two
months' visit In New England.
Mrs. Frank Lehman of Norfolk was
operated upon at Rochester , Minn. ,
Wednesday. Word has not yet been
received as to her condition.
The farm which Fred Krnntz sold to
W. K. Bishop somoHlino ago has been
bought by John KranU for $12,000.
The farm consists of 210 acres and Is
located two and one-half miles south
west of town.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Gillette took
their son to Sioux City yesterday. The
boy has been 111 for some time and an
operation will bo performed on him
at n Sioux City hospital. Dr. Ilolden
accompanied the party.
Dr. J. M. Jessen has arrived from
Hooper to succeed to the dental prac
tice of Dr. R. A. MIttelstadt. He will
retain the same suite of offices In the
Bishop block. Dr. and Mrs. Jessen
are now moving intoxoiie of the Raasch
cottages on North Eleventh street.
A case that has been on Justice
Elseley's docket for five years has
been dug up and is to be revived the
case of Gco , Dudley , sr. , against Dr.
Munson of Battle1 Creek. Mr. Dudley
claims he has a livery bill of five
years' standing against Munson and
has asked Justice Eiseley to revive the
The funeral of E. Netlmway was
held at the family residence on South
Third street yesterday afternoon. The
following acted as pallbearers : C. F.
Eiseley , J. C. Lambert , H. M. Roberts
and S. McKiver. Ezra Netlmway was
born In Schoharie , Schoharie county ,
N. Y. , June 18 , 1812. lie had been ill
six months. He Is survived by a wi
dow , two sons Claude Netlmway and
Roy Nethaway and two daughters ,
Sophia and Lulu.
Deputy Game Warden Fred Dom-
nissee secured a 150-foot seine at the
farm of Fred Smith , seven miles west
of Norfolk , Tuesday night.
The Methodist Episcopal Ladles'
Aid society will meet with Mrs. C. E.
Doughty , 604 Soutli Ninth street ,
Thursday afternoon. All the ladles of
the church are invited.
Mrs. E. R. Hayes is reported ill to
Louis Johnson of Pierce was Here
with his auto.
G. M. Dudley , Jr. , went to Ewlng to
day on business.
County Attorney Nichols of Madison
was in Norfolk during the day.
Cntnrrli Cnnnnt lie mired
with LOCAL , APPLICATIONS , ns they
cnnnot reach the sent of the disease.
Catarrh Is a blood or constitutional di
sease , and In order to cure It you must
take Internal remedies Hall's Catarrh
Cure Is taken Internally , and acts di
rectly on the blood and mucous sur
faces. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is not a
quack medicine. It was prescribed by
one of the best physicians In this
country for years and Is a regular
prescription. It Is composed of the
best tonics known , combined with the
best blood purifiers , acting directly on
the mucous surfaces. The perfect com
bination of the two Ingredients Is
what produces such wonderful results
n curing Catarrh. Send for testimon
F. J. CHENEY , Props. , Toledo. O.
Sold by druggists , price 7Bc.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
Land Rush for Coming Year.
In all probability Norfolk will be
the gateway to another land rush a
year from the coming fall. At that
time It is expected that the northern
half of what was Meyer county , S. D. ,
In the Rosebud reservation , will bo
thrown open to settlement. The bill
has passed the committees In congress
without opposition and Is expected to
pass congress next winter.
There are still a few Indian allot
ments to be made In that region , but
this will bo done easily within the
year. Major McLnughlln. who was at
Rosebud recently concluding the trea
ty , gave It as his opinion that a year
from this fall would see the opening.
Meyer county was recently divided
Into two , ew counties by the South
Dakota state legislature , and It Is the
northern half of the old county that
wll ! bo opened.
The coming of this new land openIng -
Ing , as much as the crop of next year ,
will prove sufficient Inducement for
the Northwestern railroad to build on
from Dallas , It Is believed. In fact ,
surveys have already been concluded
and It is expected In the Rosebud
country that the Northwestern will be
gin buying right-of-way within a very
few days ,
Jackson Brothers of Dallas , It Is re
ported , will assist the Northwestern
right-of-way agent in procuring the
land necessary for n right-of-way.
Three new townsltes which the Jack-
sons have laid out are to be on the
railroad , according to Rosebud Infer
And a year from the coming fall
there will be n county seat fight In
Trlpp county , plans for which ore al
ready being made. The Jackson broth
ers arc selling stock In their incorpo
rated townslte company to homustoadr
ors. They are making nn effort to aoll
shares to every homesteader , thus to
get the homesteaders financially Interested -
ested In tha now towns for their sup
port , both In a business way and Iti
the county seat light of next yean
Lamro Is the present county scat , bul
Lamro , It Is reported , Is to bo missed
by the railroad a mlle or BO , owing to
Ton per cent of alt the money that
ROCS Into the Jackson townslto fund lit
to bo sot aside , It Is claimed , for town
Improvements , and from this fund
will como enough to build a court
house to offer as one county seat In
The Jackson brothers are to glvo
four miles each tildu of each of their
three townsltos for right-of-way to tlui
railroad , according to the report.
Trlpp county Is rapidly sottllnj ; up
and the homesteaders are building ;
much bettor dwellings than nro usual
ly found on claims ,
Crops in that part of the country nro
good and In Gregory county the crop
yield will bo excellent.
HERE AND THERE.
Short Sleeves Are In Again \Vn li
Beltings In All Colors.
The rumor that elbow sleeves were
coming liiii I ; Into fashion Instead oC
the long ones that clasp the wrists In
now continued One of the smart
Virldcs of the * week hud her wedding ;
dross altered at the last minute and
for long sleeves substituted those of
The latest arrival In tUo shopo of
linen Is In a heavy weave with hand
some pale tinted borders on whlto.
One piece seen had a four Inch border
of Greek design in palo blue and
brown. It sold for $ l.f > 0 a yard.
Wash beltings In all colors with
plain or fan \ edgings and In whlto
Oini/fl OVERDRESS WITH
with colored embroidery are 25 cents
A lovely sunrhade of taffeta silk of a
rare shade of lavender has a border of
cluny lace to match.
The overdiess that Is made In semi-
princess style Is a pronounced favorite
this summer. In the Illustration It is
of a pretty Inexpensive wash material
with the scalloped edges bound with
plain color , while the guhnpo Is of
tucked mnslln .lUDI 1 CHOI-LET.
PAYNE'S ' TARIFF JOKE.
Ho Hadn't Been Consulted About tha
Representative Serene B Payne , fa
ther of the new t sir Iff bill , bethought
himself of a Joke thu other day. It
was on several newspaper men who ,
from force of habit rather than from
any startling successes , appeal to him
each day for Information regarding de
velopments In the tariff situation. Now
that the hill Is In the senate Mr.
Payne contents himself with readlnjj
the news Instead of making it. Re
cently , however , he seemed Indignant
when the correspondents approached.
"There Is a certain schedule upou
which I have not been consulted. " h
announced , "and I don't mind confess
ing that I am angry about It. "
"What is It ? " asked a mighty chorus.
"The American league baseball
schedule , " answered Mr Payne , and
when he hud recovered from his laugh
he explained that the Washington
team had gone away on n long trip
Just at the time when he was Idle and
could find time to go to the games Thu
newspaper men went sadly away , for
Instead of the " "
expected "good story"
they had only this dubious qulb.
Giant Navel Orange.
Although large oranges have been
lliown In the Los Angeles Chamber ol
Commerce the past few years , the lar
gest Washington navel orange ever
received by the chamber was exhibit
ed n few days ago L. C. Weathers of
Rlversld- * was the producer of the blfl
orange , which weighed slightly more
than t'iree ' poands and measured sir-
teen Inches In circumference. A pe
culiar circumstance Is attached to io
growing of the orange. The other or
anges on the tree were all small , and
the giant was the only piece of frull
large enough to eat. The tree was a
young one and was bearing only Its
second cron of orant-oa
Your Idea of a house , to bo had on
your Idea of price and terms , may bo
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