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TUB NOKKOMv AVKKKLV NEWS - JOURNAL. FKIDAY. KKHIU'AKY 11. 1010.
Pleasures of the Week.
Norfolk Council No. 120 , United
I'ominerclal Travelers , entertained
t.lielr wlvo.s , Boim and daughters aiul
Hwoothearts Saturday night at the Odd
Fellows' hall , It bolng the anniversary
eif their twelfth year. MKH | Grace Lon-
, nnn Conldln of Omaha was the fen-
\ turo of the ovenlng and her readings
[ t \veret much enjoyed by all. The pro-
' wain was as follows :
Music Alilman's Mandolin club
Heading. "Purple Eyes , " Miss Grace
Muslt , Piano selection , Master Do-
Read'ng , "In the Morning Glow , Miss
Music , Ahlnmn's Mandolin club.
Heading , "The Transfiguration of Miss
Phllura , " Miss Conklln.
Music , Mrs. llebeo and daughter , ac
companied by Miss Carrie Thomp
Heading , "Fifteen Minutes With Mod
ern WrltorH , " Miss Conklln.
Song , "Nearer My God to Thee. "
The company then repaired to the
O. A. R. hall where a sumptuous re
past was In waiting. A. E. Chambers
acted as toastmnstcr.
The Elks' annual party given at the
club rooniH last evening was alto
gether a delightful affair. Dancing
and cards were features of the oven-
ing. The dancing hall was prettily
decorated for the occasion. Refresh
ments were served during the evening.
There was unanimous expression of
the hope for a series of Elk parties
henceforth during the season. Among
the out of town guests were : Mr.
and Mrs , C. E. Greene , Plalnvlow ;
Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Bernard , Plalnvlew ;
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Elliott , West
Point ; Judge A. A. Welch , Wayne ;
Fred Parker , Omaha.
Mrs. C. B. Durland was hostess on
Monday afternoon when a largo and
t'lithusiastlc meeting of the Womans
rlub was hold at her residence. The
annual election of officers under the
now rule resulted ns follows : Presi
dent , Mrs. J. II. Oxman ; vice presi
dent , Mrs. II. C. Matrau ; recording
secretary , Mrs. S. F. Ersldno ; corresponding
pending secretary , Mrs. F. G. Coryell ;
treasurer , Mrs. L. B. Musselman ; audi
tor , Mrs. O. R. Meredith.
A large number of friends gathered
at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Klug , north of the city Saturday even
ing whore the celebration of Mr.
Klug's birthday was held. Many
friends and relatives from Pierce and
Stanton counties wore present. Ern
est Hartman gave a few selections on
The sociable at the Baptist church
on Monday night was attended by a
largo crowd. A very interesting program -
gram was rendered including a good ,
old-time spelling "bee. " Refreshments ,
of a unique kind were served at the
Mrs. M , C. Hazen and Mrs. L. M.
Heeler were hostesses at a pleasant
joint birthday party given at the M.
C. Hazcn residence Thursday evening
in honor of M. C. Hazen and L. M.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Beeler enter
tained the young ladies of the Beeler 1
Brothers store Monday evening at a
6 o'clock dinner , after which music
was enjoyed. The evening was a de
"Miss Eva Schmledeberg was sur
prised Tuesday evening by a number
of her young friends who came to
celebrate Miss Schmledeberg's 18
birthday. Ice cream and cake was
At Marquardt ball Wednesday even
ing the last hop of the assembly series
of the dancing school took place ,
Music was furnished by Howe's or '
A special meeting of the Damascus
commandory No. 23 was held Friday
evening. A banquet was held after
vi'ork In the Hed Cross degree.
Mrs. I ) . W. Barrett entertained th1
Altar society of the Catholic church
Thursday afternoon. A three-course
luncheon was served.
The supper given Saturday evening
by the ladles of the Queen Esther
circle at the Methodist church was a
Miss Lorn Brown entertained the ,
choir of the Sacred Heart church last
Mr. and Mrs. D. Uees entertained
n few friends at dinner last evening.
Miss Belle Temple of Wayne Is In
the city visiting with her sister , Mrs ,
C. C. Gow. Miss Temple has just re
turned from Chicago and other cities
in the east.
Miss Mellle Bridge went to Lincoln
to attend the Junior "prom" at the mil
verstty Friday night and a Viking
party Saturday night.
St. Paul Choir Program.
Friday evening the St. Paul school
house was packed to Its utmost ca ,
pacity by a largo enthusiastic audlenci
who enjoyed a splendid program. Dl
aloguos , recitations , duets and songi
from the choir , and mixed quartet
entertained the audience during th
evening. Miss Leoua Hanscli , pianist
A feature of the evening was th
dialogue of "Uncle Joe" In which Hoi
, man Winter and Herman Marquard
took prominent parts. Misses Ell
1 Braasch and Amanda Dreosen als
wore features In a dialogue which was
given by the ladles of the choir. The
singing of the choir and the duets was
excellent , KOIIIO very good talent being
shown. The program follows :
1 , ( n ) Gott gruesse dlch ( F.
Muocko ) ( b ) O Thaeler well , o
Iloehen ( F. M. llartholdy ) . . .Chor.
I ! . Soht wlo die Sonne dort wlnket
I. Dal Taonuttrecken Vortrag
5. HlmuiH In die Feme
( ! . Piano solo.
7. Wat-lit am Hheln ( C. Wllholm )
8. Kin Hulnvlerlgo.H Rechonoxoinpel
Dialog Damon dcs Chores.
! ) . .lust for Today Duett
I. ( a ) Well hlnaus zum Moercs-
Htrumlo ( . ) . Helm ) ( b ) lull welss
nlcht was soil es bedeuton ( F. Sll-
cher ) Chor.
2. The Moo-cow-moo Recitation
7 Froihelt die Icli melne Trio
4. Cuter Rat Vortnig
5. Stars of the Summer Night. . . .
G. Piano Solo
7. Dat aonnert do Sach Vortrag
8. Malcnlust Damen-Chor
9. Uncle Joe Dialog
10. Wenn ich den Wandrer frage
( Tschlrch ) Chor.
M. J. Sanders was at Leigh.
J. N. Wicks went to Humphrey.
Ed Becker returned from Sioux City.
II. F. Barnhart returned trom Pierce.
Peter Stafford was at Battle Creek.
John Flynn returned from Meadow
Miss Louise So lull/ returned from
G. D. Butterlicld returned from
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Weatherholt went
Miss Minnie Newman of Stantou
was in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Darling of Hoskins
were in the city visiting friends.
Mrs. J. R. Chace of Pllger is In the
city visiting at the R. S. Lackey home.
Rhineholt Cowun of Hoskins was In
the city on business.
Mrs. Fechner , Mrs. A. Pllger and son
of Stanton were in the city calling on
Mrs. Fred Seller , who recently came
here from Omaha , where she was 111 ,
has gone to her home at Verdel , after
a weeks visit with her parents , Mr.
and Mrs. H. F. Barnhart.
R. F. Schiller is on the sick list.
Rev. J. Mclmaker of the Baptist
church spent part of the past week at
Pllger preaching In the Baptist church.
C. W. Lemont , who has been suffer
ing from an attack of rheumatism , Is
rapidly recovering his usual health.
R. C. Stevenson goes to Rensselaer ,
Ind. , for a week's stay. Mr. Steven
son has recently received news of the
death of his grandfather at that place.
Miss Claire Napper slipped on the
sidewalk near the city Northwestern
depot and sprained her ankle very
badly. She will be unable to attend
school for some time ,
i' ' A meeting of the Commercial club
directors was held at the Oxnard ho
tel yesterday afternoon. The proposi
tion of M. C. Hazen , who offers to
establish a credit system for the ben
efit of the merchants , was taken under
G. W. Evans has just returned from
Foster and Osmond , where branches of
the North Nebraska Live Stock Own
ers' Protective association were form-
ed with thirty and forty-three members
respectively. He goes to Humphrey
today , accompanied by Ernest Raascb.
David Smith has gone to Madison ,
where he will exhibit his Hying ma
chine. From Madison he returns to
! his home at Deverre , Neb. Before
leaving Norfolk Smith said he would
return here to build his second ma
chine , which he says will be equipped
with a motor.
S. T. Napper of Norfolk says he bas
lest only 1 per cent of his cattle In
J Trlpp county this year , whereas he
lost 8 to 10 per cent last winter. His
J cattle are south of the Keyn Paha ,
, just north of the Nebraska line. There
is more snow in the northern part of
M. M. Farley , John Fetter and Mrs.
Elizabeth Farley have been subpoe
naed as witnesses to appear in the dis
trict court at Pierce Monday morning.
Mrs. Staniicld is said to be a strong
witness against Harry Joyce , the Ha-
dar bank robbery suspect , whose trial
comes up Monday.
Examinations for census enumerat
ors took place Saturday at the local
postollico under the supervision of V.
V. Light. Ed Harter , H. 0. Wiles. W.
L. Whitla , Mrs. R. N. Sears and Mrs.
: Marie O'Donnell Weekes being the
I only applicants for these positions. W.
L. Whitla and Mrs. Weekes took the
agriculture schedule test of the dis
trict agriculture school.
Mr. and Mrs , Frank Kroehler have
sold their property at the Junction to
William Christian , and will move to
.Missouri Valley , la. , where Mr. Kroeh
ler has been transferred by the Northwestern -
western railroad company , with which
company he holds a position as me
chanic. Mr. and Mrs. Kroehler arc
well known here and many regret hav
Ing them leave the city.
The Jury returned a verdict in favoi
of the defendant in the case of Join :
Wade versus Fred Smith in Justice
Elseley's court. Wade endeavored tc
get damages of $140 from Smith
whoso hogs he says damaged his corr
to that amount. The jury returned t
sealed verdict in favor of Smith , whlcl
o [ was opened by Judge Elsoley Saturday
morning. Attorney Koenigstein , coun
sel for Wade , says ho will appeal th <
s case to the supreme court. Wllllan
Beswlck , Henry Haase , Charles Bolers
dorf , George Dudley and Thomas Loni
were the jurors.
Gregory Papers Consolidate.
L. A. Wilson has sold the Gregor ;
a | Times to G. C. Warner , who will com
0 bine It with the Advocate. '
ON THE Stage
Hugo It , Koch , the genial aclur , play
ing leads in the western "House of a
Thousand Candles" company , tells
a story relathe to his appearance In
Stlllwnter , a small town , .suburban to
St. Paul. A friend of Mr. Koch , resid
ing in the city , sent two of hlu em
ployes ( sweet young things ) to witness
the perlonnanco , and the next morning
Inquired concerning their opinion of
the play. "Oh , of course , Mr. Koch's
awfully nice looking , " giggled one of
the young girls , "but the show's a big
fake. Why , they advertised It as "The
House of a Thousand Candles" and
they only burnt seven. "
Charles A. Scllon , who has appeared
in "The Cat and the Fiddle" for the
past season , will launch a new musical
extravaganza , "Tho Cow and the
Moon. " It will go to the coast. playIng -
Ing in K. < t 1C. Houses. Mr. Scllon
wll ( head the company of some fifty
people. It may be tried out In Chicago
as a summer attraction. William E ,
Raynor will again be In advance ol
Mr. Sellon. The "Cat and the Fiddle , '
with a brand new production , will tout
the east , southeast , and return dates-
Ill the southwest.
"Polly of the Circus" and "Bustei
Brown" are two great shows that real
ly appeal to everyone. Children like
"Polly of the Circus" just as well as
a real circus. The carload of trained
animals always draws a crowd tc
watch them unload.
Sarah Bernhardt , who is now Gi
years old , will go into vaudeville aftei
forty-eight years In the legitimate
field. She is to receive 1,000 pounds
per week for her appearance in the
Coliseum in London.
Adeline Gonee , the charming llttk
Danish dancer , is quoted as saying
she wants to die before she is 40
Her reason Is because after that age
she will be unable to dance.
Constable John Fynn Is to do a few
stunts In the balcony of the Audi
torlum. He never started anything
he couldn't finish , and the chances are
the "Boy Question" is solved.
Over 20,000 Americans have securee
tickets for the forthcoming perform
ance of the Passion Play at Oberam
Henry B. Harris has just scoret
big hit In Philadelphia with "The
Third Degree. "
The new Brandeis theater in Omalu
will open about March 7.
II. F. Barnhart went to Pierce.
Mrs. Bessie D. Peyton returned fron
Ed Becker went to Sioux City or
Mrs. Mary McGhan has gone te
Somner , la.
Frank Pilgor of Pierce was in the
city on business.
Councilman P. J. Dolin has gone tc
Hot Springs , Ark.
Miss Martha Huebner of Hadar call
ed on friends here.
N. S. Westrope of Plainvlew was Ir
the city on business.
William Klug and Ben Heckendori
returned from Lincoln last evening.
.1. W. Ransom returned irora a busl
ness trip at Chicago.
Mrs. C. Mlttelstadt and daughter o ;
Hadar were here calling on friends.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Strate of Hos
kins were In the city calling on friends
II. G. Schulz returned from Hoskins
Frank Klug of Stanton was In the
ity.F. . A. Beeler has gone to New Yorl
and other cities In the east on bus !
ness.Mrs. . H. B. Hester of Lincoln is it
the city visiting at the homo of W. Z
Sam Pray and George O'Brien o
ColumJuis were in the city calling 01
George Schiller of Ida Grove , la. , Is
In the city visiting with his son , R. F
Dr. H. T. Holdon is home fron
Omaha and Sioux City ,
J. W. Kingery , cashier of the Firs
National bank of Tllden , was In th <
city on business.
Mrs. Otto Woelhof of Burlington , la.
is in the city visiting with her sister
Mrs. Otto Tappert.
Miss Mayme McNeal of Omaha am
Miss JIary Walker of Battle Creel
werein the city visiting with friends
Miss Annetta Schlote has returnee
from Pierce , where she visited he
parents. Her parents will move t <
Mrs. Frank Molcher is quite 111.
Floyd Hull has sold his Huitorium ti
Mrs. H. S. Thorpe is suffering fron
an attack of grip.
Norfolk friends of Mrs. Radncnz o
Hoskins received word of her death
which occurred near Hoskins.
The oldest daughter of William Bed
Is suffering with pneumonia.
Z. H. Bateman , who has been H
is reported rapidly recovering his usi
a ] health.
Mrs. Mary McGhan uas receive
news from Sommer , la. , reporting th
death of her brother at that place.
Fred Braasch shipped forty-one hea
of cattle to the South Omaha markc
from Hadar Friday. Mr. Braaseh a <
companicd the shipment.
A wild rumor was afloat during th
day that a well known Norfolk girl ha
attempted to commit suicide Wednei
day. The rumor Is without any foui
The case of John Wade vs. Fre
Smith came up In Justice Elsoley' '
court at 1 o'clock. Wade claims
number of hogs belonging to Smlt
entered his cornfield while the corn
was still small and did considerable
damage , for which he asks something
like $1-10 damages.
The entertainment committee of the
Elks report that everything is now In
readinons for their annual ball , which
takes place this evening at the club
A meeting of the Commercial club
directors was held at tinOxnnrd hotel
Friday afternoon. M. C. Hazon of the
firm of Mnpes ft Huron presented the
club with a proposition to handle the
credit system for the merchants of the
M. Shearer , a stranger In tlie city ,
was arrested by Patrolman Livingston
at the Junction yesterday for being |
drunk , lie was fined $10,50 in Justice
Eiseley's court. Shearer claimed he
WUH on his way to Dallas , where he
Employes of the three hanks of Norfolk -
folk have organized a bowling club ,
consisting of eight members. Every
Thursday evening the club splits up
Into two teams and games are contest
ed. The members are good bowlers
and , although they are the first to or
ganize n club , other clubs are being
talked of and some lively tilts between
the business men will probably soon
ho seen here. The members of the
club follow : J. E. Haase , Fritz As-
mus , Will Stafford , Cleo Lederer , Will
Hauptll , Paul Zuclow , Charles Hulac ,
Since the blacksmiths of Norfolk
have organized against their delin
quent customers , the merchants of the
city have become greatly interested in
the question as to how they could
overcome the deadbeats , a'nd the Com
mercial club is hard at work endeavor
ing to pave the way for a credit sys
tem which It is believed will not only
be a money saver but tend to bring
the business men toward a more har
monious business relationship. After
owing a certain blacksmith a sum of
money for a number of years one cus
tomer had his work done by another
blacksmith , who , after the organiza
tion , told his customer that he could
do no more work for him until the debt
he owed the former blacksmith was
paid. After making the rounds of the
blacksmiths and getting the same an
swer the customer saw no other way
out of it and paid the debt. Now the
blacksmiths are happy. It Is thought
through the Commercial club the mer
chants will hit on some plan as good
us the blacksmiths.
Pierce Lender : Sheriff G. W. Goff
received word from the authorities at
he Norfolk Insane asylum that John
Davis , one of the inmates , had made
his escape from that institution on
Monday of last week and for him to bo
on the lookout for Davis. Davis' old
home is near Randolph , in the north
eastern part of Pierce county , and
Sheriff Goff was naturally inclined to
believe that the insane man would
head for that place. That he was cor
rect in this opinion was verified when
he went up there on Friday and got
his man. The sheriff brought Davis to
Pierce and immediately notified the
asylum authorities that lie had their
man in his custody. Saturday morn-
ng men came up from the asylum and
took Davis back with them. They stag
ed that Davis had been given much
liberty at the asylum , and on the day
of his escape , was employed in the
laundry. His escape was not noticed
until he had been gone about an hour.
The poor fellow had walked from Nor
folk to his old home near Randolph , a
distance of about twenty-two miles , In
his shirt sleeves.
ONE FOOT AMPUTATED.
J. A. Barnett Taken to Omaha Where
Operation Was Performed.
Gregory County News : J. A. Bar-
nctt , who is holding down a claim in
the northwest part of Tripp county ,
and whose feet were badly frozen
about a month ago while enroute to his
home from Dallas with a load of
freight , was taken to a hospital in
Omaha last Saturday morning by Dr.
Hofer , where his left foot was ampu
tated at the ankle on Monday. At last
reports the patient was doing well.
Tom Barnett , who had his feet froz
en at the same time , is faring much
better than his father , but will have
the misfortune of losing three toes.
JENCKS MAY JOIN CORT.
Hustling Manager Goes to Chicago in
Sioux City News : Maurice W. Jencks
the hustling manager of the New
Grand theater , left on the No. G Mil
waukee train last evening on a flying
trip to Chicago and other caster points
where he will consider important mat
ters in connection with the possible
afiiliatlon of his numerous theaters
with the big John Cert circuit in the
Mr. Jencks is very much pleased
with Sioux City , which ho has proved
to bo the best show town In Iowa.
Many attractions In Sioux City have
broken their record for business up
to the time of their appearance here ,
among them Chauncey Olcott , "A
Stubborn Cinderella , " "The Girl From
Rector's , " James K. Hackott , Blanche
Bates , Tim Murphy , Robert B. Man-
tell , Do Wolf Hopper and "Tho TravelIng -
Ing Salesman. " Every first-class show
that has played here thus far bas been
given a big house In nearly all cases
The Maurice W. Joncks circuit of
theaters is prospering In a way that
is surprising. What has taken others
years to accomplish is being done in
months , even weeks , by this energetic
young magnate , who Is a striking ex
ample of the western spirit of push
The latest additions to the circuit
are the Star theater at Council Bluffs ,
the Armory at Fort Dodge and the
new municipal theater at Vermllllon ,
making a total list at present of 133
theaters , big and little , under the di
rection of Maurice W. Jencks.
Mr. Jenka books the Norfolk Audi
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! SPORTS OF THE DAY I
Olenson Was Handed n Hook.
New York. Fob. .V "Tex" UlrUnnl
made acrbal agreement with Jack
Gleason , Sam Merger being a witness ,
that GleasonIIH to have the naming
of the place for the .leffrles-.lohnmm
light. The agreement was not put In
writing , as Gleason had received word
from California that his mother was on
her death bed. He hurried to catch a
train for1 his home , and has not heard
from Rlcknnl directly since1 that after
noon. This , In brief , Is the substance !
of a long letter received from Gleason
last night In response to a query as to
what was the matter In the ranks e > f
the joint managers of the champion
ship battle. It explains a situation
that no one in the east understood.
Gleason relied on Rleknrd's word
and went ahead with his arrangements
Then Rlckard , without consulting his
partner , named Salt Lake ns the scene
of the fight , while Gleasem was scur
rying about California , making ar-
langements for pulling off the big mill
either within the limits of San Fran
cisco , or across the bay In Alameda
county. Hero Is the letter In full :
"San Francisco , Cnl. , Jan. 20. In
the presence and at the request of
Sam Berger Rickard verbally agreed
that I was to name the battle ground ,
That was the day I left New York
for San Fransico , and , as you know ,
1 had to rush in order to catch my
train. Consequently this detail which
has turned out to'be so Important was
not put into writing. Since leaving
the east 1 have not been able to got
word out of Rickard. He answers
neither my letters nor my telegrams.
The only word I have had from him
came through the press , so I am com
pletely at a loss to account for his at
"There is no doubt that the light will
draw more money in San Francisco.
With the money in the box office , the
fighters will be sure of getting what
their contract calls for , so I am sure
they will coincide with my views when
the time comes. I am going to Seattle
to see Jeffries and Berger , with the
object of bringing : the matter to a defi
nite conclusion. It may then be nec
essary for Berger and I to journey east
to take the matter up with Johnson
and Little , as I am determined to stop
this nonsense at any cost. My feel
ings regarding Rickard are as follows :
I am ready and willing to abide b- ;
my agreement with him If things can
be arranged amicably. But this co"n-
test must take place In California , pro
viding , of course , the fighters take my
view * f affairs.
"In the event that Rickard is dissat
isfied 1 will return to him the amount
of the stake money now deposited with
Timothy D. Sullivan and undertake to
carry out the original agreement with
the lighters. Does that sound like a
fair proposition ?
"But , in any event , the light will
take place. If it is settled that Cali
fornia is to be the scene I will im
mediately announce the location of the
arena and start building at once. In
terest Is intense , and my daily mall
shows letters from all over this coun
try , as well as Europe and Australia ,
asking for seat reservations. Part of
my plan of handling the battle is to
open offices in New York and all other
big American cities , where a repre
sentative will always be on hand to
give information and care for seat
reservations as well as hotel accommo
dations in San Francisco. "
JEFF MUST START EARLY.
The Longer the Fight Qoe * the Bet
ter Johnson's Chances.
New York , Feb. G. The all absorb
ing topic in the world of sports Just
now is the approaching ring battle be
tween James J. Jeffries , retired heavy
weight champion of the world , and
Jack Johnson , the negro who won the
heavy weight championship from Tom
my Burns when that game welter
weight succeeded to the title upon
As to be expected Jeffries is the
favorite in the betting at this dis
tance , but this , in reality , is more by
reason of sentiment , as we have had
no champion so popular as the big
Callfornlan since the day good old
John L. Sullivan went down before
the shifty youth who fought his way
to the top of the heap to bo known
as James J. Corbett , champion of the
world. But the men who make a close
study of prize lighters and their form
are not so prone to risk their dollars
on the white man , for they recognize
that a man who has been out of the
game as long as Jeffries has a big han
dicap to overcome. Then , too , they
realize that In Johnson Jeffries will
face a strong , shifty and rugged man ,
who , if at his best , should stand toe
to toe with him and swap blow for
blow until one or the other Is able
to put a haymaker across and laud
While the forthcoming fight sched
uled for July 4 Is In many respects
the most Important ring battle that
has been fought In this country , yet
no big fight has drawn forth so much
unfavorable criticism. From this an
gle It looks far 'more like a battle for
dollars than a fight for a title. The
spirit of commercialism so pervades
the whole scheme that many of the
more suspicious are already crying
"fako" and go so far as to say that
it will be a picture light first and per
haps a prize fight after.
The principals and all the parties to
the final articles of agreement framed
up In Now York , reports to the con
trary notwithstanding , rest under the
ban of suspicion , and writers of sports
have not Lesltated to unequivocally
state that two articles of agreement
were drawn up and signed , one for
the lighters , their backers and promot
ers , and the other for the public , whose
dollars will moke up the purse.
Hut it was \\lien the artlili'H of j
agreement which , ontrary to all pre
cedent , \\cre drawn up and signed be
hind closed doors , were gingerly hand
ed out to the eager , waiting army of
newspaper men that the first real loud
and prolonged howl went up. It was
the first time in the' history eif ring
battles that all the sporting editors
who cared to be present were not
taken Into the confidence of the prin
cipals and tlreir backers and witnessed
the signing of the actual articles of
And now for the dope , real dope ,
I from men who have not missed a big
prl/o fight In the last twenty-live years.
. If the fight Is on the level and Jeffries
! is In anything like his old time form
and carries the light to Johnuon from
| the tap of the gong In the opening
round he should win within ten
. rounds. Should the light extend over
I this period and the condltons above
mentioned obtain , Jeffries' chances for
winning will grow less In each suc
ceeding round. The negro is younger ,
more rugged and has had more ring
experience within the past two years
than his white opponent , and the
chances are ho will wear his man down
and win out somewhere within the for
ty-live round limit. If the lighters stall
for ten rounds , as many claim they
Intend to do , the chances are all the
brighter for a victory for the black
man. Jeffries is not ns young as he
was by a long shot , and in facing
Johnson he Is meeting a man who is
just as clever a sparrer as James J.
Corbett , just as good a puncher as
Bob Fltzslmmons , and just us hard
and tough as Jeff Himself. Jeffries
has only one hope of winning this
tight , which means at the least one-
fourth million dollars to the winner ,
if the original terms of the division
of the purse is adhered to. Ho must
sail In and wallop the negro from the
start to finish , fight him low , play for
his stomach and Ignore his Iron jaw.
Then maybe , when the chance offers ,
he can send in a corkscrew to the so
lar plexus , a blow similar to the one
Bob Pitzslmtnons planted in the stomach
ach of Jim Corbett , the effects of
which h hasn't rcovered from to this
which he hasn't recovered trom to this
Hoskins Bowlers Here.
The following bowlers from Hosktns
enjoyed a game here Wednesday
night : Luther , Wllkins , Kautz , Zle-
mer , Hart , Gleason , Phillips , Nelson.
C. Sexton sold his residence property
to C. Moulton and will soon move to
Lincoln to reside.
Miss Cockerall one of Atkinson's
most elllcient teachers has been of
fered a more lucretive positon near
her home In Ohio and has resigned
here. It is with great regret that the
school board accepted her resigna
Miss Minnie Miller was up from
O'Neill on business matters this week.
Coffroth Is Coming Back.
New York , Feb. 5. J. W. Cofforth ,
the California light promoter , who has
been in Europe for two months , was n
passenger on the Mauretanla , which
arlved here early Friday morning.
Before leaving England Cofforth
made a $1,000 bet with Eugene Corri
of the National Sporting club that he
would be In San Francisco on Febru
ary 8. To win the bet Cofforth board
ed the Twentieth Century Limited on
Friday afternoon , reaching Chicago on
Saturday morning. He left Chicago
a few hours later on the Overland Lim
ited , which is due in San Francisco at
7:28 : p.m. next Tuesday , February
Harry Lewis Would Fight.
Harry Lewis has posted $50 with
The Dally News and says be is now
ready to meet anyone at tbe , ringside ,
Norfolk preferred , nt 122 pounds , for
$50 or $100 side bet.
A number of aspiring young fighters
of Norfolk , says Lewis , have boon
talking fight long enough and he is
ready to meet all comers. He declares
he will light three men at the weight
mentioned four rounds each in one
evening. Got anything to say ?
THE PICTURES WILL DRAW.
Everyone Will Go to See the Jeffries
New York , Feb. G. The Jeffries-
Johnson light pictures , which will bo
shown all over the country within a
week after the great battle has been
fought , will bo the goose that lays
the golden eggs for the lighters. They
will be worth a million dollars whether
Jeffries wins or Johnson wins. Of
course , we hear that If Jeff wins they
will be worth just so much more , and
tor that reason certain people will
buy Johnson off.
A big moving picture man , In speak
ing of the fight and the films , said
last night :
"I wouldn't care who won that fight
If I were handling the films. Take It
from me , the money's in them and
they'll run for years. If Jeff wins the
people will flock to see them by the
millions. They will want to see the
man who broke all world's records
by coming back and proving himself
to bo great fighter ho was ten years
ago. They will want to see just how
Jeffries beat Johnson. They'll want tote
to see how Johnson fought , how Jeff
beat down his clover guard and hook
ed over the punch that won him fame
and fortune. On the other hand , sup
pose Johnson wins , you'll want to see
the pictures , won't you ? Your grocer
and your butcher , the bootblack and
the barber , they'll want to sea the
great negro who beat the marvelous
Jeff. They'll want to BOO Just how
Johnson did boat Jeff. Every man
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wants to sic l lie fight himself. He
\\iinls to see . \\hether or not , 111 Ills
opinion , Jeff In n dead one , or .lohntuni
In a dead one. lie will \sant to toll
tlio man next door what ImproBsud
him about thu greatest fight over
" 1 tc > ll yon , everyone IH going to HOO
those pie-lures whether Jeff or Johnson -
son wins , and I don't think they could
give Johnson money enough to Hop.
Johnson IK as proud as Jeff , you know ,
and If he wins will be the world's
greatest fighter. There'll be no ono
to light him. Ho will have cliMinod
off the pugilistic map and everyone
will want to see the man that no onu
can beat. Believe me , Horeheadn , boost
ers , knockers and antl-prlzcflght men
will see them. No ono IH going to
miss them at any price. They will be
the talk of the world. "
JOHNSON IS OUT ON BOND.
The Pugilist is Now Defendant In n
Suit for Damages.
New York , Feb. 5. The "golden
smile" was In evidence as Jack John
son the heavy weight pugilistic cham
pion , pleaded not guilty to the assault
indictment against him. Johnson ap
peared in the general sessions court
wearing his big fur lined overcoat and
a profusion of jewelry and surrounded
by a crowd of admirers. Ho was mini-
moned to answer the charge of Nor
man Plndor , who accused Johnson of
assaulting him In an uptown hotel.
Counsel for Plnder asked that the
ball be raised from $1,000 to $10,000.
Pinder was badly injured , the lawyer
asserted. Johnson's attorney said that
Information he had from a physician
did not sustain this claim.
"Why judge , " said the heavy weight ,
"I came all the way from Buffalo just
as soon as I heard of this Indictment
against me. "
"Well , " said the court , "you go back
to Buffalo. I will fix your bail at
Johnson , as he loft the courtroom ,
was served with papers in a civil ac
tion by Pinder for $20,000. He throw
the papers on the floor , but his coun
sel picked them up and announced
that he accepted service for the pugi
A Wedding at Madison.
Madison , Neb. , Fob. 5. Special to
The News : The wedding ceremony of
Miss Lillian A. Spence of Madison and
Arthur Frederickson of Harlan , la. ,
which took place at the home of the
bride's parents In this city Wednesday
afternoon at G o'clock , was lacking in
nothing that would add charm and
solemnity to the nuptial occasion. The
bride and groom wore attended by
Miss Bessie Gillcsple , Miss Ruth
Spence , Earl Meyer and George Meyer -
er , the wedding march being played by
Mrs. Fred H. Davis. The bride wore
a beautiful gown of cream silk mulle
made over silk and trimmed In deep
cream lace , brown velvet and pink
Persian ribbon. For golng-away gown
the bride wore a plain blue traveling
The house was beautifully decorated
for the occasion with pink and white
carnations intermingled with amllax.
Following the Veddlng service a
sumptuous four-course wedding dinner
was served , after which the bridal par
ty waa escorted to the depot , where
the bride and groom took leave of
their friends amidst congratulations
and a shower of rice , for their borne
at Harlan , la.
Those present besidee the bride's
parents and brother were : Mr. Fred-
erickson , father of the groom ; Mrs.
Rhodes and Miss Etta Fredorlckaon ,
sisters of the groom , all of Harlan ;
Alec. Peters of Stanton , Mrs. M. J.
Meyer and children , Mr. and Mrs. Fred
J. Davis and children , Mr. and Mrs. C.
S. Snyder , Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Long ,
Mr. and Mrs. Gllleaple , Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Bricnkman , Mrs. P. Oberg and
Paul Brinckman , Mrs. P. Oberg and
wedding gifts were costly and beauti
ful and for the most part in silver and
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A. Spence , one of the city's moat
highly esteemed and respected fami
lies , and is well known by all Madison
people. For several years past she
has devoted herself to the work of a
trained nurse , having taken a part of
her course at Los Angeles and San
Francisco , and having completed It at
the General hospital in the city of
Tno groom , while not so well known
hero , Is one of the progressive farmers
and land owners of his homo county.
What Is Cider ?
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Feb. 5. Special
to The News : The question as to
what constitutes cider will be deter
mined as the result of the arrest of
A. Sides , proprietor of a pool hall at
Clark , who Is charged with selling
cider alleged to contain sufficient al
cohol to bring it under the ban. The
defendant was required to furnish
bond In the sum of $200 for his ap
pearance at the May term of state
circuit court. The county authorities
now are having a sample of the elder
examined by a chemist , and upon his
report will largely depend whether or
not the defendant can bo convicted
when ho is brought to trial.
New Dakota Sunday Schools.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Feb. G. The work
of the American Sunday School union
In South Dakota is being vigorously
pushed by E. R. Martin , state super \
intendent , who makes his headquart
ers In Sioux Falls. He states that dur
ing the past year 100 now Sunday
schools wore established In South Da
kota , with 314 teachers and 2,799 schol
ars. The work of the union extends
to the new country west of the Mis
souri river. Much
goqd U being ac
complished there as elsewhere.
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