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THENOREOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAI FRIDAX JULY 23 1909
Pleasures of the Week.
A Jolly crowd of young people en
joyed an all-day picnic near Hadar on
Tuesday. ThoBO who were In the
party were : Dorothy Sailor , Merle
rniahoman , Mnbol Odlorno , Florence
Davenport of Sioux City , Donald and
Charles Bridge , Reuben Klemiui and
Sydney Sonnolnnd. Miss Marlol Jones
of Lincoln and Miss Molllo Bridge
Mrs. P. H. Sailor ontorlnlned n
small company of young people last
Saturday evening , complimentary lo
Miss Camilla Maxwell of Columbus ,
Wls. A light refreshment waa served
j\t tire close of u very pleasant oven-
Master Raymond Craft celebrated
JriB twelfth birthday last Wednesday.
A dozen young friends carne for the
axftornoon. A nice llttlo supper was
thoroughly enjoyed by the young
quests at the close of a Jolly after
Miss Helen Bridge surprised her
father , C. S. Bridge , by Inviting a small
company of old tlmo friends to help
flrlm celebrate hla birthday. A do-
llcioua supper was served at G:30 :
o'clock , followed by a game of cards.
Mrs. C. J. Fleming ontortalned a
company of friends last Saturday
evening In honor of her guest , Miss
4Vnddmon , of Omaha.
Edith Class was four years old on
Thursday , A number of little tots
falicnt the afternoon with her at her
home on South Ninth street.
"Mrs. I. Powers entertained a few
old-time friends Wednesday afternoon
in honor of Mrs. J. E. Olney of Louis-
v.vllle , Ky.
The P. D. T. club met with Mrs. I.
Walling last Tuesday afternoon.
* \ Humphrey Democrat : Mrs. Anna
13. Hogan and Miss Mamie Morgan
went up to Norfolk Saturday evening
for a few days' visit with H. E. Har
dy and family. Mrs. Hogan went from
tthero to her home lu Oiuuhu , but Miss
Morgan will return to Humphrey for
a. short visit before returning to her
Mrs. J. E. Olney of Louisville , Ky. ,
was a guest in the homo of Colonel
Cotton during the past week. Mrs.
Olney was enroute to South Dakota
to spend the summer with her daugh
ter , Miss May Olney , who Is holding
down a claim.
A letter to friends from Mrs. Q. A.
"young says both she and the doctor
sire enjoying their stay In England Im
mensely. Mrs. Young and the chil
dren are now at the seashore , where
they will spend six weeks or two
Thomas Odlorno went to Sioux City
Wednesday morning to visit a week
In the home of his uncle , W. C. Dav
enport and also to enjoy some of the
league ball games.
Mrs. C. C. Gow and sister. Miss
'Belle Temple of Wayne , have gone to
Colorado Springs to spend a few
weeks during the hot weather.
"Mr. and Mrs. Asa K. Leonard are
spending a few weeks at Hot Springs ,
S. D. , where Mr. Leonard hopes to
leave his rheumatism.
Mrs. M. D Wheeler returned Fri
day from a two weeks' stay In Chad-
ron , where she visited her daughter ,
Mrs. .Elmer Byerly.
Mrs. John Kuhl and son , Frederic ,
of McAllister , Okla. , are guests In the
home of Mr. and Mrs. 0. A. Kuhl on
South Ninth street for the summer.
Miss Zola Dellekcr of Omaha ar
rived yesterday for a week end visit
with Mrs. Yale B. Huffman , on West
Mrs. Wakofleld of Omaha Is in Nor
folk for a visit with her daughter , Mrs
James Campbell , on Koenlgsteln av
Misses Marian Stitt and Gladyi
"Weaver went to Neligh Wednesdaj
evening for a two weeks' visit wltl
Miss Kathryn Bogardus.
Misses Ruth and Katheryn Wltzlg
man have gone to spend the summo :
vacation with friends and relatives a
Clinton , la. , Chicago and Peorla , 111.
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Bullock leftTues
day morning for an extended vlsi
with friends and relatives In Nev
Miss Marlel Jones returned to he
homo In Lincoln Wednesday noon , alter
tor a two weeks' visit with Miss Mel
Mrs. S. M. Braden is spending a cut
plo of weeks at Clear Lake , la. , wltl
Mr. and Mrs. Zlngree.
Miss Florence Davenport of Slou
City is visiting her cousin , Miss ME
Miss Mildred Rees left yesterda
for a two weeks' visit with friends I
Dattle Creek Enterprise : A prett
wedding took place at the home of Mi
And Mrs. A. B. Richardson , east c
.Battle Crook , Wednesday morning
when their daughter , Mabel Elma , wa
.united in marriage to Mr , Georg
.Frank Boyd of Oakdale. The beaut
lul ring sorvlco waa used , the cere
mony being performed at 9:30 : by Rov.
Edwin Booth , Jr. , of the First Congre
gational church , Norfolk. The wed.
ding was a very quiet affair , only Im
mediate members of the family being
present. A well prepared dinner was
served after which the couple loft In
an automobile for Norfolk , whore they
took the evening train for Mr. Boyd's
old home , at Scottsvlllo , Pa.
The bride Is one of Madison coun
ty's most popular and well known ed
ucators. She was raised In Madison
county and for a number of years
taught In various schools of the coun
ty. For the past two years she had
cliurgo of a department In the city
schools of Oakdale.
Mr. Boyd , who , by the way , is a
cousin of ox-Congressman Boyd , Is one
of Oakdalo's most prominent business
men. Ho is president of the Antelope
State bank and devotes a greater part
of his Mme to Its management. Like
his bride , ho is popular with all. Bat
tie Creek friends extend hearty con
gratulations to the happy couple and
hope that happiness and prosperity
may over attend thorn.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd will be at homo
to their friends after August 20 in
Scrlbnor Rustler : Mr. Norval Pfun-
dor and Miss Hazel Fairbanks , daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Fairbanks
of this place , wore quietly married
Wednesday morning at G:30 : , by Rov.
M. B. Harrison. 'Only the Immediate
relatives of the contracting parties
were present. The young couple left
on the morning train for Omaha ,
where they will remain a short time ,
after which they expect to go west for
a few days. Mr. Pfunder Is employed
by the Northwestern Railway com
pany as brakeman , and the young couple
plo will make their home in Scrlbner.
Wayne Normal Notes.
One of the most enjoyable enter
tainments of the year was given In
the chapel Wednesday evening by the
department of elocution.
Rov. Mr. Kirkpatrlck visited the col
lege and conducted chapel exercises
Tuesday morning. He will deliver the
baccalaureate sermon in the college
chapel on the afternoon of August 1.
Dr. C. H. Taylor of Yankton , S. D. ,
a warm personal friend of the late
president , was a college visitor this
On July 28 and 29 a special county
examination will be held at the col
lege , thus giving those who have been
here for review an opportunity to
write at the close of the term.
A number of rooms in the dormi
tories have been reserved for next
year. However , the school has plenty
of rooms to accommodate all who may
come and will not find it necessary to
go outside for accommodations.
Miss Margaret Carroll , head of the
department of elocution , will give a
public recital next Wednesday even
ing , July 21. This will give all an op
portunity to see and hear Miss Car
roll , who Is a most brilliant elocution
To Be Held There on August 25 , 26
Pierce Lender : At a meeting of the
Pierce County Fair and Speed asso'
elation , held at the office of Thos. Chll-
vers Friday night , the following offi
cers were elected for the ensuing
II. H. Mohr , president ; WoodE
Cones , vice president ; M. Inhelder
treasurer ; A. H. Backhaus , secretary
The following directors were alsc
Win.Zulauf , Geo. Story , W. W. Rl
ley , D. Duff and M. Fiedler.
Most of the stockholders were present
ent at this meeting.
A meeting of the officers and di
rectors was held at H. H. Mohr's eEc ( <
Monday night , nnd It was decided t <
hold , in addition to the regular race
meet , a county fair and have sorai
good carnival company come here. A
this county fair prizes will be given 01
live stock , poultry and grain. It ii
also planned that on each day of th <
fair a farmers' race will bo one of tin
features In addition to the other races
The dates for the Pierce races tb.li
year are August 25 , 20 and 27.
Plalnvlew Ball Player Insane.
Plalnvlew News : Word comes fron
Kansas that Plalnvlew's last year'
premier backstop , Harry Chapman , 1
worse , mentally , and has been take :
to the state hospital for the Insane
It seems that he has been so bad tha
It has been necessary to keep a guar <
over him for some time. A short tlm
ago , while this guard was packing
trunk , he gave Harry a shotgun t :
hold for him , and while ho was pad
Ing and had his back turned , Harry trie
to brain him with the barrel which h
had been given to hold. The man wa
badly bruised up , and as a result c
this , It has been thought best t6 sen
him to the state Insane asylum. HI
many friends hero will be sorry t
know that ho Is no better , as they ha
hoped to see him all right again.
"JEFF" TO PUT UP MONEY.
Will Post $10,000 to Bind Mate
Torando , July 16. James J. Jeffrie
IX said that he would bo ready to flgh
Jack Johnson at the appointed tlru (
Sam Berger , who is Jeffries' manage
as well as his spin-lnfc partner , sal
that Johnson would probably not b
on hand when they reached Chicagc
A dispatch from Chicago says Johr
son would confront Jeffries lu Ch
cage Saturday with a $10,000 forfel .
to bind the match.
Jeffries Is angry at reports that h
does not Intend to fight Johnson , brj
llrat he is Just holding It up as a bal
to catch the public during the theatr
Try Newi Want-Ad ,
Encourage Tree Growing.
Gregory County Nowu : July 1 the
law enacted by the state legislature to
encourage South Dakota farmers In
the growing of trees became operative
and It Is ono of the laws which has
special merit to It. Any farmer who
will cultivate trees for a period of six
years will bo recompensed by the
state to the amount of $2 per acre.
He must plant 1,000 trees to the acre
and nt least 300 must live nnd bo In
a healthy state to entitle him to this
bounty. For every acre that a farmer
plants to trees for the six years ho
will receive $12 per acre , which wo
hope will prove an Incentive to the
farmers of the state In dotting the
prairies with groves , which adds more
than any other Improvement to farm
Woods Cones Better.
Pierce Call : Word from Woods
Cones , where ho has been In the moun
tains of Montana for three weeks past ,
Is most encouraging. He has a splen
did appetite and Is free from distress
of the stomach , which has been his
real trouble. He complains some of
not sleeping well and nervousness ,
but the doctors say that is because of
the high altitude , and he will get ac
customed to that In a short tlmo. On
the Fourth Woods went up Into the
mountains , where ho saw many of the
party with him engaging In a snow
balling match. Ho has been trout
fishing and has caught a number of
nlco strings of the speckled beauties.
HOMESTEADER BADLY INJURED.
Lew Irons Gets Entangled In Reins.
His Lungs Laid Bare.
Gregory Times : Lew Irons , a home
steader living about four miles west
of Wltten on the southwest quarter of
section 25-101-78 , mot with a very se
rious accident about noon Thursday.
The unfortunate young man was out
In the field breaking prairie when the
Injury occurred. He was driving four
head of horses to the plow , having the
lines over his shoulders , when the
clevis pin broke and , not being able
to release himself from the lines , was
dragged over the plow handles onto a
dull piece of Iron that projected two
or three inches above the plow beam.
The projecting iron tore a large hole
In his chest , crushing through his
breast bone and exposing the lungs.
In this condition the unfortunate man
made his way to the house , which was
some distance from where the acci
A neighbor was dispatched to Wit-
ten for medical assistance and Dr.
Legg of Lamro summoned over the
telephone , arriving about two hours
after the accident occurred. Later In
the evening Dr. Hofer of Dallas was
summoned , making the trip from Dal
las to Wltten by auto , arriving about
11 o'clock that evening.
Everything possible was done to re
lieve the patient's suffering and this
( Friday ) morning he was reported as
resting as easy as possible under the
circumstances , but It Is very doubtful
as to his recovery.
Mueller Boy Found the Gems.
The diamonds lost by Mrs. C. H.
Bowers were found by William Muel
ler , 12-year-old son of Rev. J. P. Muel
ler of the Christ German Lutheran
' church. The lad was riding a wheel
- on South Fourth street and found the
chamois bag , containing the precious
gems , on the cement walk. Later In
the day , when he learned who had
s ] lost them , he returned the Jewels to
, Mrs. Bowers. A generous check for
, $10 rewarded his lucky find.
The chamois bag containing the
rings was tied around Mrs. Bowera'
neck and the ribbon evidently came
loose , allowing the bag to fall as MIC
valked. The boy picked up the bag
on South Fourth street.
I- The Jewels , all set In rings , were in
a dark brown chamois bag tied with
a pink ribbon. In the bag , besides the
diamonds , was a ring set with six
The Jewels That Were Lost.
The following Jewels were lost :
Two solitaires , 1U karat each.
One solitaire , 1A karat.
One set with two diamonds , each ]
One small ring set with six pearls
MOVES PEONY FARM TO OMAN
J. F. Rosenfield Will Leave West Poln
In Near Future.
Omaha , July 17. J. F. Rosenfield
whose fame as an expert in the cul
ture of peonies extends wherever pe
onles are grown , has purchased i
10 twenty-flve-acre tract of the Glaus Sle
vers farm , on West Dodge street , am
o will Install his famous peony nurse
rles here. Mr. Rosenfield has been lo
cated for years at West Point , Neb.
10 from which place his fame as a peon ;
13 raiser has gone out over the flower
He will probably begin building i
home and nursery buildings on thi
to place this summer. Next spring hi
will begin preparation of the groum
to receive the plants and next fall wll
begin transplanting them from hli
West Point place.
Mr. Rosenfield Is probably the enl ;
nurseryman in the country who dc
votes his time and attention exclu
t slvely to the cultivation of peonies
Ho has about 250,000 plants now , rep
' resenting 700 different varieties. I
is his plan to weed out the pooro
strains and maintain only the fines
varieties of the peonies on the place
For years ho has been Iraportlni
/ plants wherever he has heard of
.i rare or beautiful variety. This , to
gether with the experiments In peon ;
b. ceding which he has carried on , ha
t developed probably one of the mon
It remarkable places In the world.
The "prices of things , " aa they aj
pear lu the ads today , make readini
that Is personally important to you.
Mndlson , Nob. , July 13 , 1909 , 1 p.
m. Board mat pursuant to adjourn ,
merit. Present , Commissioners Burr
Taft , Henry Sunderman and John Ma-
The minutes of Juno 21 , 1909 , were
road and on motion were approved.
On motion the claim of F. G. Cory-
ell , allowed Juno 21 , 1909 , was recon-
sldorcd and allowed nt $199.75.
On motion the county treueuror was
authorized to make transfer of funds
In his office , as follows : '
From 1906 and prior , county general
fund , to 1907 county general fund ,
From , 1907 county general fund to.
1908 county general fund , $832.98.
From county Judgment fund to 1908
county general fund , $3.55.
From county insane fund to 190S
county general fund , 34 cents.
From county sinking fund to 1908
county general fund , 89 cents.
From county special fund to 1908
county general fund , $1.57.
From county advertising fund to
1908 county general fund , $303.10.
From 1907 and prior years , county
bridge fund , to 1908 county bridge
fund , $188.72.
On motion the county clerk was In
structed to strike from the 1908 tax
list of the city of Norfolk , special city
taxes of $21.41 , assessed against lot
9 , block 7 , Riverside park addition to
Norfolk , on account of same having
been erroneously assessed , according
to resolution of city council en file.
On motion the county treasurer was
authorized to transfer from the 1908
general fund the sum cf $23 to drainage -
ago ditch No. 1 fund , same being a
loan from general rnd to drainage
ditch No. 1 fund.
On motion the bond of Henry B. Al
len , publisher of the Madison Post ,
for contract for furnishing blanks for
balance of year 1909 was approved.
On motion Henry Sundorman was
authorized to have county bridge near
J. D. Hogsett's farm , In Grove pre
cinct , refloored.
On motion the following bills were
Mrs. Thomas Ryan , land for
road $ 60.00
lurr Tart , labor and mileage. . 59.60
Henry Sunderman , labor and
John Malone , labor and mile
Henry Klug , repairs , road dis
trict No. 1 10.00
John D. Hogsett , bridge work. . 5.35
L. C. Mlttelstadt , lumber , road
district No. 1 64.15
L , C. Mittelstadt , bridge lumber 55.98
IV. H. Plnney , draylng 1.C5
CV. A. Schmitt , work , road dis
trict No. 15 8.00
E. B. Mann , work , road district
"o- 4 8.75
Jter Grain and Coal Co. , coal
tor pauper 27.00
John Hannah , work , road dis
trict No. 5 28.54
C. P. Parish , supplies for pauPer -
Nebraska Culvert Co. , culvert ,
road district No. 5 61.41
Geo. ( E. Richardson , second
quarter salary 100.00
Howard Miller Lumber Co. ,
lumber , road district No. 3. . 8.56
B. B. McGinnls , work , commis
sioner district No. 2 G3.80
B. B. McGinnls , bridge work. . . 65.10
M. Milligan , work , commission
er district No. 2 15.00
Wm. Hoffman , work , commis
sioner district No. 2 3.00
Emil Hoffman , work , commis
sioner district No. 2 12.75
Geo. Klentz , work , commission
er district No. 2 3.00
Ray Benish , work , commission
er district No/.2 6.00
B. B. McGinnls , work , road dis
trict No. 8 28.00
0. A. Sleeper , work , road dis
trict No. 8 3.50
C. E. Davis , work , road district
No. 8 10.50
Frank Rancy , work , road dis
trict No. 8 3.50
John Hoffman , work , road dis
trict No. 8 3.00
John Rice , work , road district
No. 8 , 5.00
John Hoffman , work , commis
sioner district No. 2 12.75
R. Tlmperly , work , commis
sioner district No. 2 3.75
H. Waller , work , commissioner
district No. 2 11.00
W. Morris , work , commissioner
district No. 2 1.00
F. McWhorter 33.25
J. T. Moore , work , commission
er district No. 2 54.25
R. W. Linn , bridge work 11.00
R. W. Linn , work , road district
No. 9 105.50
J. J. Clements , salary and fees 181.60
Smith-Premier Typewriter Co. ,
Loonarr Lumber Co. , lumber ,
road district No. 16 6.5E
G. O. Schmitt , work , road dis
trict No. 15 50.0C
H. 'Sunderman , work , commis
sioner district No. 3 6.0C
Ed. Freudenberg , work , com
missioner district No.1 4.5C
Wm. Fryo , work , commissioner
district No. 1 3.0C
r Wm. Schmitt , work , commis
sioner district No. 3 6.0C
Geo. Schmitt , work , commis
sioner district No. 1 3.0C
Fred Huelle , work , comrnis- .
slonor district No. 1 3.0C
T. B. Herd Grain Co. , coal 56.6C
Gee , E. Richardson , postage , ex
penses , etc 10,11
Tronrnoro Cone , copies of laws 5.0 (
John W. King , drnying 7E
Dr. F. A. Long , medical ser
N. A. Housel , postage , etc 25.0S
F. H. Price , assisting county
Madison Telephone Co. , rent to
September 30 , 1909 12.0C
Madison Telephone Co. , tolls. . 16.9 ;
Klopp & Bartlett Co. , supplies 22.01
Madison Star-Mall , supplies. , . . 16.51
N. A. House ! , salary for June , . 100.01
Gus Kaul , salary for Juno 50.01
W. H. Field , salary , pocond
, quarter . . . . 100.0C
W. F. Richardson , assisting
county superintendent 1.51
In the matter of the public road pe
tltioned for by J. C. Osborn and ethers
ors , commencing at northwest cornei
of section 13 , township 22 , range 3
west , and running thence east oni
rnllo , on motion said rood was do-
lured open as a public road , said rondo
o bo three rods wldo and the follow-
ng claims for damages on same were ,
n motion allowed :
atrlrra Brosh , claimed $1,000 ,
allowed at $400.00
On motion the following bills were
M. Dawson , appraising road. $ 4.30
. L. Grant , appraising road. , . 4.30
' . S. Sutton , appraising road. , 4.30
red II. Davis , viewing road. . 5.00
) edge Corrugnted Iron Co
steel culverts , road district
No. 11 21.60
3enry Sundorman , freight , road
district No. 10 5.98
Dodge Corrugated Iron Co. ,
steel culverts , road district
No. 10 30.92
Dodge Corrugated Iron Co. ,
steel culvert , road district
No. 15 15.30
The board then proceeded to audit
he books of the officers.
The fee book of Win. Bates , county
udgo , was audited and found correct ,
howlng fees earned from January 1 ,
909 , to bo $933.20.
The fee book of W. II. Field , clerk
f the district court , wnn audited and
'ound correct , showing foes earned
rom January 1 , 1909 , to June 30 , 1909 ,
.0 be $848.90 ,
The Institute book of N. A. Housel ,
ounty superintendent , was audited
rid found correct , showing balance on
land July 1 , 1909 , of $123.60.
The foe book of Geo. E. Richardson ,
ounty clerk , was audited and found
orrect , showing fees earned from Jan-
.mry 1 , 1909 , to June 30 , 1909 , to bo
The board then proceeded to audit
nd check the county treasurer's
ooks , and continued same until 11 p.
Board adjourned to Juno 14 , 1909 , at
Madison , Neb. , June 14 , 1909 , 8 a.
u. Board met pursuant to adjourn
ment. Present , full board.
Poard proceeded with checking
reasuror's books and continued same
until 12 o'clock.
Board adjourned to 1 p. m.
Madison , Neb. , June 14 , 1909 , 1 p.
m. Board met pursuant to adjourn
ment. Present , full board.
Board continued to check treasur
er's accounts until 11 o'clock. Board
, hen adjourned to July 15 , 1909 , at 8
Madison , Neb. , July 15 , 1909 , 8 a. m.
Board met pursuant to adjournment ,
resent , full board.
Board continued checking the treas
urer's books and completed the same ,
finding thorn correct.
The fee book of F. A. Peterson ,
county treasurer , was audited and
'ound correct , snowing fees earned
rom January 1 , 1909 , to June 30. 1909 ,
o be $67.
The fee book of J. J. Clements , slier-
ff , was audited and found correct ,
showing fees earned from January 1 ,
:909 , to June 30 , 1909 , to be $212.50.
The matter of redlstrlctlng the coun-
y in road districts to conform to the
new law was taken up and , on motion ,
he following new districts were cre
South Deer Creek , No. 17 ; Meadow
rove , No. 18 ; Enola , No. 19 , and dl-
rlding the following townships
hrough the center east and west , giv-
ng south half of Grove precinct , No.
20 , south half of Highland precinct ,
No. 21 , south half of Falrvlew precinct ,
No. 22 , south half of Schoolcraft pre
cinct , No. 23 , south half of Emerlck
precinct , No. 24 , south half of Kalamn-
zoo precinct , No. 25.
The matter of assessment precincts
and in order to comply with the stat
ute , each voting precinct , except Deer
Creek , where the congressional town
ship will comprise one assessment pre-
inct and In Union precinct the con-
: resslonal township will comprise one
assessment district , except the part
"ncluded In Madison city , which is add
ed to Madison city district , was made
a separate precinct for the purpose of
assessment , also the city of Madison
was made a separate assessment pre-
inct and the city of Norfolk wns di
vided into two assessment precincts ,
the dividing line being established on
Norfolk avenue , all that part of the
city lying south of Norfolk avenue to
be one assessment district and all that
part of said city lying north of said
avenue being a separate assessment
On motion the following bills were
J. L. Rynearson , deputy assess
Peter Emlg , work , commission
er district No. 3 , assigned to
H. Sunderman 60.00
Henry Clausen , cemetery lot. . 18.00
J. A. Doremus , assisting coun
ty superintendent 5.00
Dr. A. E. Gadbols , attending
On motion the board then adjourned
to meet August 9 , 1909 , at 1 p. m.
Gee , E. Richardson ,
County Clerk ,
By S. R. McFarland ,
BURLINGTON WANTS LAND.
Officials In Town Negotiating for Tract
for Sand Pit.
O'Neill Frontier : Superintendent
Flynn of Omaha , General Road Master r
Bowen and Mr. Charleston of Lincoln ,
all of the Burlington , came In last
evening in n special car and remained
in town today. They are negotiating
for a tract of land northwest of town
to open a gravel pit to secure gravel
for ballasting the Sioux City line.
These nnd other Burlington officials
have been In the city several times of
late , and white they give out no Information
mation , many attach significance to
the attention that Is being paid to the
O'Neill line. There are three possible
extensions in view and it Is reported
from Lincoln , the Burlington headquar
ters In this state , that when the road
Is extended , from O'Neill it will go In
more than one direction. One of the
three possible extensions Is north
across Boyd county , another south tc
Ericson and the third southwest across
a largo stretch of country whore as
yet there Is no ralroad.
Some store will grow , this month
more than In any previous month ol
Its existence. How much will depend
on the advertising , and a few othei
essentials of store growth ; but chiefly
upon the advertising.
The Most Interesting Buelnci * .
A merchant's overy-day life Is op
portunity. No wonder that the tanta
lizing business of store-keeping at *
tracts to It the cleverest minds In
every community as It does.
A merchant Is a planner a schemer
n vlslonlst , perforce. With him to
be hard-headed and practical Is to be
'a ' hard-headed and practical dreamer ,
planner , He must BCO what ho wants
his store to bo ton years from now
nnd then , with the aid of unprecedent
ed advertising , ho alms to rcnllzo his
10-year-ahead hopes In the space of
two years , or three. And , Illogical ns
It may scorn , he cnn often do It. It
has been done In this city. It Is being
done now In this city. H will bo done
In the future Irr this city.
The assessed valuation of Madison
county Is $5,421,754. This Includes all
property excepting the railroads.
The assessed valuation Is supposed
to bo ono-llfth the real valuation , so
that , according to the assessors , the
real value of Madison county property
Among the Items found In the coun
ty are ;
36,210 cattle , at an assessed valua
tion of $151,572.
11,442 , head of horses , at an assessed
valuation of $180,014.
620 head of mules at an assessed
valuation of $11,194.
100,391 chickens , at an assessed val
uation of $5,143.
Madison , Neb. , July 17. Special to
The News : Assessor Ruth has filed
with the secretary of the state board
of assessments an abstract of the as
sessment of the county for 1909 , from
which the following are taken , the
valuation being one-fifth of the actual
cash value and the basis upon which
taxes will be computed.
Book accounts subject to taxation
are surprisingly small being only
$109.83. The actual value of all
money on deposit is $517,580. This
represents money subject to check. It
appears that there are fifty-two cash
registers , 616 pianos , 59 automobiles ,
54 threshing machines , 99 corn shell-
ers , 645 cream separators , 2111 sew
ing machines , 42 bicycles , and 243
stands of bees. The average one-fifth
value assessment of automobiles wns
$95.50 each ; threshing machines , $52.-
67 ; of corn shellers , $17.43. There are
1872 dogs In the county assessed nt
$9,535 actual cash value and 1,946
sheep assessed at $1,268 one-fifth
value. There are 11,442 horses having
an actual cash valuation of $900,070 ,
620 mulas , of an actual valuation of
$455,970 , and 36,261 cattle with an ac
tual cash valuation of $757,860. The
returns show 11,943 bushels of wheat ,
780,810 bushels of corn and 191,000
bushels of oats in the bins and cribs
of the county. The shares of National
bank Stock numbers 3,500 with an
actual valuation of $441,560 and the
2,220 shares of state bank stock is
valued at $288,805. The one-fifth val
uation of personal property of the
county amounts to $1,294,343 and the
real property to $5,421,754 , making a
rand total of $6,716,097 as the basis
of taxation for the current year.
Gunthorpe Making Money.
Pierce Leader : J. F. Gunthorpe ,
formerly of Plalnvlew but now one of
the owners of the Denver Western
league baseball team , passed through
iiere Tuesday on his way to Sioux
City , where his team was playing. He
had been to Plalnvlew. Denver now
stands third from the top in the per
centage column. Gunthorpe says his
team Is coming out all right financial
The Farmers State bank at Plain-
view has been changed to the First
National bank of Plalnview.
Samuel J. Reynolds , formerly night
chief train dispatcher for the North
western at Norfolk , has accepted a
position as dispatcher for the Bur
lington with headquarters at Alliance.
He takes his new position today.
Smith Brothers are to hold a horse
sale In Norfolk August 1 and every
two weeks thereafter till about No
vember , About 1,000 horses from Wy
oming , South Dakota and other west
ern states will bo here at every sale ,
It is said. Colonel McConnell of Fos
ter will have charge of the sale yards
during the sale.
O'Neill Frontier : The case of Mrs.
Anna Perry against Franklin Lemon ,
which grew out of the purchase of the
Lemon show by Perry last winter and
which was filed In the district court
here nbout a month ago , has been
transferred to the circuit court of the
United States , Norfolk division , by
Judge Westover , on application of the
A Lincoln dispatch says that In re
ply to the petition filed with the state
railroad commission to compel the ex
press companies to Install an automat
ic telephone In their Norfolk office ,
the express companies have made ar
gument before the commission that
the commission has no authority to
act In the matter and that the express
companies themselves are best Judges
as to what it is to their Interest to do
in managing their affairs.
West Point Republican : William
Schaefer , who was sent to the Norfolk
asylum from this place several months
ago , escaped from that institution last
Friday , arriving here on the afternoon
train Saturday. When Interrogated
by Sheriff Malchow he declared that
he was discharged three weeks ago.
The sheriff , however , did not believe
the story and placed him In confine
ment , pending word from the asylum.
Upon Inquiry there ho found that
Schaefer , who was regarded by the
officials as rather harmless and was
given considerable liberty , had taken
French leave and that search WUH bo
ng made for him. The steward of the
asylum. Herman Gorocko , arrived huro
Monday morning and took Sohoofor
back to Norfolk. Sdmofor was In nn
ugly mood over being retaken and
stricter watch will bo made of him.
Spencer Advocate : At a mooting of
the school board Monday , the contract
was lot to S. Beck of Norfolk to ln
stall a heating plant in the school
building. Mr. Beck's ' blda were the
lowest , being $2,378. C. A. Bard and
J.R. . Foster of Crelghton were also
bidders , tholr's being $2,472 and $2,491
respectively. The vapor system of
heating Is to bo used and will bo
placed In eight rooms of the building ,
While this system cost a llttlo moro
to Install , It Is far superior and less
expensive to operate than the steam ,
The building will bo oanlor and moro
readily heated , a great advantage on > i
a cold morning , and , furthermore , saf
er and bettor protection to our school I
children. The material will be huro lu
a couple of weeks nnd Mr. Beck Buys
ho expects to complete the Job In
about three weeks after the material
arrives. , <
Mrs. J. S. Smith Is 11) ) .
Dr. Salter went to Foster this morn
G. R. Seller was In Madison ygster-
R. C. Allen of the Junction IB report
Miss Mildred Rces left for n visit nt
August Karo wont to Sioux City this
John Flynn has returned from Mead
John B. Donovan was In town Sat
urday from Madison.
Dr. H. O. Munson of Meadow Grove
was In Norfolk Friday.
Mrs. Frank Cummins la 111 at her
borne on Koenlgsteln avenue.
Miss Elexa Newman and Miss Elvl
Blitz of Stanton were Norfolk visitors.
Miss Jennie Hilton of Chicago will
arrive In the city tomorrow to visit at
the home o.J. T. Thompson.
Mrs. O. L.Uydo and children left
for Winnetoon , where she will be the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Jones.
Miss Carrie Gettlnger of Omaha ,
who has been visiting her brother , F.
C. Gettlnger , left for home last even
Henry N. Dunham of Cambridge , N.
Y. , an old neighbor of the Gow broth
ers , Js hero visiting thorn and their
Henry N. Dunham of Coller , N. Y. ,
who has been visiting with C. C. Gow
and W. J. Gow , left for the east this
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. C , Engle , North
Ninth street , are entertaining Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Richardson and Mrs. Llda
Straus of SloUjc Falls , S. D. , arrd his
brother , Charles A. Engle of Madison ,
S. D. , who have been with the Tolcrton
& Warfiold Co. of Sioux City for fourteen -
Mrs. D. Dauin continues to recover
satisfactorily from the effects of the
operation performed upon her Wednes
day at Rochester , Minn. A letter writ
ten nt 5:30 : o'clock last night states
that she is getting along nicely and
that she had a good day yesterday. It
is now hoped that the critical time has
passed nnd that Mrs. Baum will rap
idly regain her strength.
The street grader will be put at
work on all the streets of tire city
in the near future.
While moving the furniture out of
the Busy Bee restaurant at the Junc
tion Tuesday afternoon , L. B. Surber
slipped nnd sprained his right anklo.
There will bo no regular meeting of
the W. C. T. U. until after clmutauqua
unless called by the president. They
will have a rest tent on the clmutau-
The dog pound at the city hall Is
empty now , the last four remaining
dogs being killed last night. Many
more dogs without tags are to bo
picked up and will bo killed unless
owners rescue them.
Telegraphing from O'Neill , Al Ritch
ie says he has closed contracts with
the Holt County Fair association and
with the Neligh race meet association
for the presentation of his frontier
show in those towns for four days
Dr. P. H. Salter last night estab
lished a new record for golf at the
Norfolk country club , making the nine
holes In 59 strikes. The previous best
score was 62 , which was made by both
Sam Ersklne nnd J. S. Mathewson.
The following score was made by Dr.
Salter : 7. 5 , 6 , 7 , 4 , 7 , 9 , 7 , 7 ; total , 59.
Sixteen Mormon elders , doing mis
sionary work , will hold services at the
Crystal theater Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock and Sunday evening at 8
o'clock. The work Is in charge of
President John L. Herrick of the west
ern states mission , assisted by Wm.
Redd of Alberta , Canada , S. W. Ballard -
lard of Burlington , Wyo. , and thirteen
Many hoboes are heading for Nor
folk now , owing to the fact that there
Is always "something doing" here.
Yesterday a bunch of the Weary Wil
lies camped on the rlvor and caught
fish , which they fried In an old fryIng -
Ing pan , and In some way got enough
beer to make thorn foci qulto happy.
After eating and drinking their fill
the hoboes started In a battle royal
among themselves , even the one-armed
and one-legged ones participating In
There was a "mad dog" scare near
the Methodist church last night when
a dog belonging to Mrs. F. C. Asmus
chased passersby and terrified them.
It is said the animal nearly bit a child
playing In the front yard at the homo
of Mrs. L. M. Qaylord. Mrs. Gaylord
was so frightened that a physician had
to bo summoned to care for her. Po
liceman Davis was dispatched to the I
scene of trouble and , pursuing the dog
with a shotgun from the church to
Pasewalk's grove , finally ended the
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