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GRAY REALTY C\f\ \ . * *
William Neuinan returned to Stan-
W. .1. Stadolnian returned from Co
A. L. Klllinn wont to Chicago on
K. \Ventherby wont to Verdigre
Clnre Hlakoloy went to Uinaiia fern
n short visit.
J. J. Clements returned from a trip
Mr. nnd Mrs. Oscar Phillips nave re
turned to Hock Rapids. la.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Melcher have
Kone to Chicago on a combined busi
ness and pleasure trip.
J. D. Maylard has gone to Alnsworth
nnd other points on that line on a busi
ness trip. He will return Saturday.
I. M. Macy Is reported quite 111.
Horn , to Mr. and Mrs. John Messer-
IP. a daughter.
Martin Froellch has moved from Second
end street to South Fifth street.
Miss Mnttiu Carstenson has eccept-
cd a position with the A. L. Klllinn
An adjourned meeting of the city
council will take place nt the city hall
II. P. Gray was appointed rural car
rier to take the place of John Cronk ,
who resigned. Mr. Gray starts on his
route March 1.
A. X. Mciiinnls left at noon for Hich-
wood , O. . where he was called by the
sickness of his only sister , who is not
expected to live.
The stock of J. D. Sturgeon , which
lias been taken charge of by Constable
Fuikhouse. will bo sold at public auc
tion this afternoon.
The First Congregational Ladles Aid
society will moot Thursday afternoon
at the homo of Mrs. P. II. Salter , with
Mrs. Ci. B. Salter assisting.
The Methodist ladles will moot with
Mrs. Wcstervolt for a social afternoon
February 17. Other arrangements had
been made to meet with Mrs Weaver.
413 South Ninth street.
The Wide Awake Bible class of the
Methodist church will hold their reg
ular business and social mooting at
the residence of W. Adams , on South
Fourth street , this evening.
W. F. Hall has received a letter from
n liloomtlold baseball player who
wishes n position on the Norfolk team
n a pitcher. Mr. Hall says ho Is done
with the baseball management.
Comic valentines played a promlnonl
imrt among the regular
was handled through the local postof
lice. Hundreds of the comic papers
wore received by Norfolk people fron
nil over the country.
Herman Ahlmnn , who has Just com
plcted his course In music In the eas
nnd recently finished a successful con
cert tour In the largest cities of 1111
nols. Minnesota and Wisconsin , Is ii
his brother , \ \
the city for a visit with
Funeral over the remains of Mrs
Christina Dauroldel , who died sudder
ly last Friday morning , took place at
the family homo Monday afternoon at
; i o'clock. Rev. .1. P. Mueller held ser
vices , after which Interment took place
nt the new Christ Lutheran cemetery
A cold wave swooped down from the
north on Tuesday , and with it the se
verest gale of the winter. It was just
such a wind as. a year ago this Febru
ary , accompanied the bll/.zards which
made last winter memorable. Janit
ors of many buildings wore caught nap
ping , and heat was at a premium.
Hundreds of valuable gowns were
badly soiled yesterday by tho'vfrightful
condition of Norfolk avenue. Many
women walked up and down the street
and often took to the middle of the
street In search of a suitable place to
cross to the other side without wading
through ankle deep mud. It was a
live argument for paving.
J. J. Clements , who recently re
turned from Texas , where he spent a
month , says his Madison county land
Is more valuable to him than any of
the Texas land. Many good chances
are offered In Texas , he says , but there
also is much poor land. Mr. Clements
expects to make another visit to Tex
as , where he has purchased land.
Guy Livingstone , son of W. H. Liv
ingstone of the Junction , who fell off
the county line bridge as .1 result of a
jar of the hammer of a pile driver , had
an X-ray photograph of his loft hand
taken at Dr. P. II. Sailer's olllce. It
\Vas found that the hand was broken
and not only sprained , as at first be
lieved. Livingstone was In the employ
of the Omaha Hrldgo Construction com
pany at the time of the accident and
It is believed a suit will be filed
against that company by him.
FOR FEDERAL TAGS ON MOTORS.
Legislation Proposed by the A. A. A.
Will Facilitate Interstate Touring.
Washington , Feb. 1C. To urge upon
congress the proposed law for federal
registration of motor cars and to pro
note uniform motor vehicle legislation
n the states , a national legislative
convention under the auspices of the
American Automobile association will
beging hero with a preliminary moot
Senator Depew will open the conven
tlon formally on Tuesday morning
with an address. Senator Haynor 01
Maryland , Senator Heverldge of In
dlana and Vice President Shermar
have been asked to speak at some o
It Is the purpose of the federal regIstration
Istration to allow a motor car owner
after complying with the requirement !
of the motor laws of his own state , tt
obtain federal registration at n noml
nal fee , which will permit him to mot
or through any state In the unloi
without paying a succession of tnxe
nnd making a series of registrations.
Ad-readers people who "lookshnri
nnd keep the cobwebs out of thol
ey08 are capable , self-helping sot
Earth , Yet It's Gaseous.
Chicago , Fob. Ifi. Persons who fear
a collision between the earth and Hal-
ley's comet , which is coming toward
us at the speed of several thousand
express trains , will be more scared
than ever when they learn that the
visitor is about one million times as
big as our own little planet. How
ever , there's no fear , says Prof. Edwin
B. Frost , director of Ycrkcs observa
tory , for old Mother Earth will not
bo affected by the comet , because It
is made only of gaseous materials , and
Professor Frost was being question
ed about a circular sent out by the
Astronomical and Astrophyslcal so
ciety of America , which Is to send
en expedition to the Hawaiian islands
to observe the comet.
The circular says :
"In view of possible large perturba
tions arising from the close approach
of the comet to Venus on May 1
and to the earth on May 18 , meridian
observations are especlaly desired dur
ing the period In which the comet is
sufficiently bright for that purpose. "
"What are these 'possible large perturbations
' " Frost ask
turbations Professor was
"That merely means , " was the reply ,
"that on those dates the comet will
be near enough the planets mentioned
to bo affected by their attraction. "
"Will that affect the orbit of the
"It won't affect the orbit of Venus
or of the earth , but It Is likely to a.-
feet the comet's orbit. That Is one
reason why we want to got meridian
observations , which will show almost
exactly those orbital changes.
"There will be an Interesting sper
tacle , by the way , on May 1 , when the
comet is near to Venus. The planet
and the comet will bo practically the
same distance from the earth and everyone
eryono will be able to see their rela
live size. "
"And the comet will , of course , ap
pear much smaller ? " the suggestloi
"Oh , by no means ! The comet's
bulk exceeds that of Venus about om
million times. It Is not solid matter
however. It Is gaseous and Its masi
Is comparatively slight. Therefore , Iti
attraction will not affect the planets
while the solid , heavy planets are like
ly to affect It a good deal. The eartl
and Venus are about the same size
so that the earth , too , Is about one
millionth of the size of the comet. "
"Tho close approach of the come
to the earth , " continues the clrculai
"promises unusual opportunity for :
study of the physical conditions tha
obtain in such a body and , as an Ir
dispensable basis for such study , th
committee recommends n photographl
campaign as long and as nearly cor
tlnuous as possible. The comet's clos
proximity to the sun's direction at th
time of maximum brilliance Impose
serious limitations upon this prograr
and widely extended co-operation wl
be required throughout the whole cli
cult of the earth if this idea of a con
tinuous photographic record Is to be
even remotely realized. "
A TRACKLESS TROLLEY SCHEME.
Cars May Run All Over the Street
Through Vienna Man's Invention.
Vienna , Fob. 1C. A now transporta
tion scheme is being tried here a
system of trackless trolleys. Instead
of eliminating the air in their building
arrangements , as did the Americans
who turned the old-fashioned horse
car into a "cable" car , the Austrians
are eliminating the ground nnd the
cost of miles of rails. The experiment
Is said to be proving most successful.
Herr Ludwlg Stoll , an official of an
Austrian motor company , has Invented
the system. In his cars the current
is taken from overhead by flexible
cables , and not by a stiff pole. The
current collector is a frame with two
small grooved wheels on each side.
One pair of wheels runs on the posi
tive , the other on the negative wire ,
and the cable Is suspended from the
center of the frame , from which point
also Is suspended n weighted pendu >
him which keeps the wheels well
pressed down on the wires.
In fact , with this flexible means oi
taking the current , the car can move
as far as sixty-live feet away from
the current wire. Moreover , when
two cars are running In opposite dlrec
tions over the same line , neither one
is compelled to wait and lose time on
a switch , as so often happens on the
ordinary single track trolley line
With the Stoll system , when two cart
meet , the drivers simply interchange
the trolley conduits by detachable
contact boxes , an operation requlrhu
only ton seconds and possible at anj
point along the route. And as the
flexible cable never slips off in UK
familiar and exasperating fashion o
the American pole , there Is a savini
of other unnecessary stops and consequent
quont loss of time.
Council Talks of the Paving.
The city council last night adopte (
a resolution that the city will pay t'o
hauling surplus dirt out of Norfolk avenue
enuo , preparatory to paving , and tha
the city will pay for paving street In
tersectlons. A bond election will hi
called for this.
The council having thus removed tin
last remaining objection presontci
against paving , It would seem tha
names which have been withheld untl
these points were cleared up are no\
about duo nn the petition.
Although the mayor had Issued n n
quest that nil property owners wh
cared to ask any questions rogardln
the paving , bo present at this meotlnf
there was only one on hand. It Is ni
sumed that there are , therefore , n
questions concerning the paving whlc
have not already been satisfactoril
An amendment to the water an
sewer ordinance was passed at secon
reading , ns waa also the ordinanc
prohibiting switching on Norfolk av
Must Make Connections.
The sfcwer and water amendment
provides that connections on Norfolk
avenue , in the proposed paving dis
trict , must be made up to the curb
within ten days after notice is given.
This is to got these connections all
made prior to paving , so as to prevent
tearing up the paving later. After the
paving is done , special permits must
be had from the city council to make
connections or do any excavating , and
all dirt must be tamped back.
The city will make ordinary repairs
In paved streets , just as It now repairs
The gns company will l > e permitted ,
under the new ordinance , to replace
their present gas main on Norfolk av
enue with galvanized wrought Iron
pipe. This is to be done prior to the
paving , however.
A question asked by property own
ers as to how many sewer and water
connections must be made where the
owner owns more than one lot to
gether , was answered. One connection
for the contiguous lots owned by one
person , will be required.
A number of councllmen declared
the city needs nn engineer.
Mayor Discusses Water Works.
During the general discussion of the
evening Mayor Friday asked that the
public works committee bo Instructed
to notify the Norfolk Electric Light
and Power company to cancel the con
tract for the pumping of the city water
and that the city should hereafter
pump its own water , on account of alleged
logod violation of the contract , whlcli
has not boon adhered to , according tc
the mayor , over since It was made.
The mayor said ho would cndeavoi
before his term ns mayor has expired
to have the water works and light sys
tern in the hands of the city , which he
claimed can run the plants at a low
figure and with better satisfaction te
"Some time ago we received a com
munlcatlon from E. A , Hullock sayinj
the city wells are inadequate , " said the
mayor. "I ordered the water coinmls
sloner to hire an engineer and see 1
he could reduce the water In the wells
The city pump was fired up and , dur
ing the twelve hours of pumping tin
wells wore not lowered an inch , ex
coptlng In the first hour of pumping
which Is a regular occurrence , Afto
having stopped pumping It was fount
the wells were ns full as they won
when the pumping was started , and 1
was impossible to lower thorn. I can
not understand now why Mr. Bullocl
made this statement and what his ol
ject was In doing It.
"I also find that before Mr. Bulled
made this statement that the wate
> commissioner had kept notes and re
i ported that ho found that the water litho
the standplpo was twenty-three fee
below the contract limit of elghty-Hv
1 feet , all the time.
I "I recommend that the public work
committee bo instructed to look Int
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the water workq plant and see what
shape it is In , and how it is kept. It
is now in horrible shape , where before
It was in line condition. At the pres
ent time it is a hog pen and not lit for
a decent man to go into.
"I also recommend that after the
water commissioner's report is read
the council instruct the public works
committee to call on Mr. IHillook and
ascertain why ho doesn't keep the
standplpo filled and the water pressure
up , according to contract. Ho has not
boon doing It at any time.
"I suggest that the council Instruct
the public works committee , since Mr.
Bullock has violated the contract for
two years , to take over the water
works , pumping again for the city. I
think the city could run the plant much
more satisfactorily for the people than
It Is run at the present time.
"I find , also , that a day or two after
the test of the wells was made that
the standplpo was flooded two times ,
which shows that the wells are ade
quate. Before the test it was said that
the standplpo could not bo filled. Af
ter the test It was filled twice. "
For Municipal Light Plant.
"What I want , " continued the mayor ,
"Is to get our own plant to light the
city , which will bo run In connection
with the water works.
"Now that Mr. Bullock has violated
his contract with the city , we have the
chance to take the contract from him.
The citizens want It and should have
it. If the city had the plant there
would bo no moonlight schedule. We
now have the poorest light system of
any town this si/.o In Nebraska , Ho-
' fore 1 go out of ollico I want to see
Norfolk have its own lighting system ,
and I believe wo will have It. "
Present Pump Plan Saves City Mone >
In the general discussion , a question
from the council brought out the fact
that when the city pumped its own
water , It cost the city about $3,400 n
year , whereas It now costs but $2.1 OC
a year , saving $1,300 a year , or about
$108 a month , to the city.
The council did not act on the maj
or's recommendation to Instruct the
committee to cancel the present con
' Councilman Blakeman endeavored te
find out what It cost the city to pumi
the water during the twelve-hour test
but this Information was lacking.
Council met In adjourned rogulai
session at 9:15 : p. in. , Mayor Fridnj
presiding. Present : Blakeman , Winter
tor , Craven , Fueslcr , Fischer , Hlbben
Absent : Dolln , Coloman.
Ordinance No. 343 and ordinance No
341 were read the second time.
Moved by Craven , seconded b ;
Fischer , that parties owning more thai
one lot joining and contiguous abut
ting upon the main or lateral sowon
or water main shall bo required t <
make one connection. Carried.
Moved by Ulnkoman , seconded b ;
Winter , that it is the sense of thi
council that in the event of paving Nor
folk avenue , that the city at its ex
pense remove the dirt from said pav
ing district necessary to bo removed ,
and utilize the same for purposes of
the city in streets and alloys of said
city , and that the cost of paving the
intersections bo at the expense of the
city and not at the expense of abutting
property owners. Carried.
Council adjourned at 12 o'clock.
Arthur Kaun and Miss Amelia Wilde
wore married at the Christ Lutheran
parsonage at 3 o'clock Tuesday after
noon. Rev. J. P. Mueller pronounced
the words which bound them In wed
Miss Wilde Is favorably well known
here , having for some time been em
ployed at the A. L. Kllllan store. The
groom Is the son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Aug
ust Knuu , retired farmers. The young
couple will make their home on their
farm , near Hoskins.
Big League Deadlocked.
New York , Feb. 16. Five to three
In favor of the 168-gnmo season was
apparently the way the National Lea
gue magnates stood when the struggle
over the playing schedule waa resum
Not in years have the rulers of Na
tional League destinies worked into
so chaotic a situation as that reveal
ed by the failure so far to agree on
playing dates for the coming season.
Six votes are necessary for the adop
tion of the schedule. The line-up when
adjournment was taken yesterday
Ebbcts of Brooklyn , Murphy of Chicago
cage , Hoblson of St. Louis , Brush of
Now York , and rogel of Philadelphia
for the long season , and Dreyfus of
Plttsburg , Horrman of Cincinnati , and
Dovey of Boston for the 154-gamo
Both sides today declared their In
tention to stand pat and the prospects
for speedy reconciliation did not ap
There wore numerous consultations
among the magnates during the morn
ing nnd In some quarters hope was ex
pressed that when they got together
In the afternoon for resumption of
their regular session some sort of
basis for a compromise might be
reached. The hitter factional fooling
caused by the Ward-Hoydlcr deadlock
nt the December meeting seemed to
have broken out again , however , and
It was difficult to guess what common
ground for an agreement could bo
reached by the contending elements.
Western League Undecided.
Chicago , Fob. 16. The annual sched
ule mooting of the Western League
was hold hero today. When the moot
ing opened It was undecided whether
the list would consist of 154 or 168
games but It was generally believed
that the smaller number would be
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