The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, April 08, 1910, Page 2, Image 2

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    I i
He Says Fight Will be Fixed.
The big lighten ) , JolTrloH and John-
Him , and the promolors wore given an
awful panning in the Washington Her-
nld last Sunday In n signed article hy
John It. Robinson , manager for Bat
tling Nelson. Robinson states thai If
the light Is on Hie square Johnson will
win , hul wouldn't bet counterfoil
money on II himself. Ho makes no
effort to conceal Iho fact thai lio's
mire al Jefferles because thu big Call-
fornlan asked for olghly per cent of
the receipts In the world's tour of
Jofferles , Wolgast. Nelson , Moran and
others. Part of his wall :
"I saw Johnson work In his gym
nasium In Chicago one weekago. .
On February 20 ; Iwo days before Nol-
mm and Wolgast fought , I saw Jef-
forioH go through about eight minutes
of work in San Francisco.
I "If Johnson and Jeffcrles light on
the level , Johnson will whip the boll-
ermaker sure as falo. Jefferles can
never 'come back. ' Johnson Is Hit
greatesl hoavywolghl llghler the world
, has ever produced. He Is faster than
j Corbell , can lilt almost as hard as
Jeflorles could when the latter was
' In lilt ) prime , is craflier than Fllz-
\ Simmons , a greater ring general than
I Jo > Choynskl , a grander boxer than
I McCoy or Tommy Ryan.
"This Is Johnson as a lighter. As
a man ho Is conceited , a natural-born
vagabond , mean and lyranical and
petty , a moral coward , and a discredit
to the negro arco. Ho spends money
so Dial people may witness him and
marvel. Ho wants to associate with
the whites.
Says Jefferles is Fat.
"Jeffories as I saw him four weeks
ago , weighs 245 pounds , is slow and
fat , looks older Ihan Hie average man
of forty , short-winded , slow-moving
the very opposite lo the smooth , grace
ful , powerful JolTorlos who seven years
ago was Iho wonder of Ihe ring.
"As a man he is lazy , dissipated ,
greedy , a poor sportsman , and next
lo Johnson a poor excuse for defend
ing Ihe honor of any race.
"Ho came back Into the limelight
not because ho wanted lo defend Ihe
honor of Iho while race. Ho came
back for Ihe $2,000 per week for
twenty weeks offered by a New York
theatrical firm for his appearance on
the stage.
It's a Frameup , Sure.
"Now lo gel down lo Iho real meat
of this batlle. It presents the great
est mystery In Iho annals of modern
"Personally , I would not bet coun
terfeit money on the bailie. That
statement It not original ; it is bor
rowed from Batlllng Nelson. Nelson
made 11 months ngo and at present
ses no reason to change It. Nelson
saw Jefferies work In Buffalo in De
cember. He watched the big fellow-
work and telephoned me in Detroil as
follows : 'Afler looking Jefferles over
today. I believe bo Is through for all
time , and 1 would not bet counterfoil
money on his chances. '
"Two days before lighting Wolgast.
Nelson again looked Jefferies over
and made the same statement
Berger is On It , Too.
"Burger and Gleason are business
associates. Tex Rickard is in the
combination simply because he is the
gambler of the outfit the fellow who
is taking the big risks and whose iron
nerve Is required to handle Ihe fighters -
ers and Iho officials. When It comes
to holdups , a California county or city
ollicial runs a close second to a trust
senator. It takes n man like Rickard
to handle them.
"Berger swung the fight to Gleason
and Rickard. The purse of $101,000
will be posted after the advance sales
reach thai amount. The big money
gatherer will be the moving pictures.
I heard a legitimate offer of one-halt'
million dollars made for those pic-
lures in Chicago a few days ago. It
Jeff wins , they will be worth n mil
lion dollars at the lowest. If Johnson
wins , they will be worth not less than
$300,000. And here Is wheie the mys
tery comes in.
Jeff Will Take no Chances.
"Throe-fourths of a million swayed
between three men. Enough money to
put the average man beyond the ken
of want. Jofl'eries , the most conceit
ed , egolislicnl man on earth , flghl-
ing a negro he despises. Bullheaded ,
ho would never take a chance of los
ing that light. Berger , behind the
guns , crafty and wise , able to talk
St. Peter into giving Joe Cnntillon the
keys of the pearly palace ! Johnson ,
money loving , crooked , a recognized
faker , lacking backbone , handled by
a man who made his money out of
the lowesl form of vice on Ihe Chicago
cage levee here Is Ihe combination
against which the great American pub
lic must line up.
"Tho combination Is a ono to 100
favorite. The poor public Is up
against a harder clique Ihan the beef
trust ever dared to form. Pick the
combination and write your own lie-
ket. "
' The Omaha Athletic Meet.
Three Men Fall Exhausted on the
Track Nebraska Gets Honors.
Omahn. April 2. The first annual
indoor meet of the western division of
the Amntour Alhletlc Union occurred
last night and brought together one
of the largest gatherings of athletes
which has even attended a similar
h meet hold in n western city. Nearly
8,000 people crowded the big auditori
um to witness the twenty-eight events
for which there wore 294 entries.
II Chicago. Kansas City and Omahn di
vided honors fairly well ns cities , but
the universities of Kansas , Iowa and
Nebraska excelled in the competition
for college honors. About twenty
smaller colleges and high schools also
participated and competition among
the young athletes from those Instltu-1
tloiiH WIIH even slrongor than among
thu older OUCH. |
Running inroH there wore nplonly , I
dashes iind relays. The quarlor-nillo
< laHli which closed the evening's run-1
nlng ovonlH was the fastest , and was
participated In by some of the fleetest
men In the west. Hoelu'lman of Chicago
cage hent out Will Tollman of Iowa
university hy a few Inches , and Guy
E. Heed of Nebraska university was
third , less than u yard behind Toll
man.The relay races were spectacular In
many Instances and repeatedly the MK
crowd cheered Us best when some run
ner displayed an extraordinary burst
of speed. Three runners fell exhaust
ed from their efforts during the even
ing , but none of thorn was seriously
Summary :
( iO-yard dash Y. M. C. A. cham
pionship Hugh E. Wallace. Omaha
Y. M. C. A. , llrsl ; W. P. Maybury , Kan
sas City Y. M. C. A. , second ; Matt
Seanlan , Council Bluffs Y. M. C. A. ,
third. Time : :0& : % .
r > 0-yard dash , W. A. A. A. U. cham
pionship V. B. Roberts , Kansas uni
versity , llrst ; Fred T. Haddock , Kan
sas , second ; A. E. Mcssenhoimer , K.
C. A. , third. Time :0r : > % .
r.O-yard . dash , high schools Leslie
Man , Lincoln , llrst ; Hen Gates , DOS
.Moines. second ; Frank Swltzer , Slater ,
In. , third. Time :05-fe. : '
Jeff Discredits Joke Rumor.
lx > s Angeles , Cal. , April 2. "Not a
bear did hit ? duty , " laughed .Mm Jef
fries on his return from the Mount
Whitney country , happily paraphrasing
Roosevelt's allusion to the fact that
the king of beasts bad failed to mis
take him for a T-bone steak.
I Instead of a mangled man , as many
of the sporting fraternity expected to
see , the "hope of the white race" was
as whole as over. A wild rumor Moated
around reporting that Jeffries had been
mashed up under an overturned auto
and that a largo bear had bitten huge
chunks out of his right shoulder. Fi
nally the rumor dwindled down to a
slight fracture of the ulna bone.
| "Jimmy Hritt has that story copy
righted , " Jeff replied to bis friends.
No Hankers Bowled.
The bankers' bowling club look a
week off and no game was played In
the series this week. They arc , however -
over , arranging for a fast game next
Thursday evening.
"I'm as Common as an Old Shoe In
Danville , " the Speaker Says.
Washington , April 2. "Would you
like to know why I stay in Washing
ton ? "
Speaker Cannon asked the question
at a dinner given by one of the mem
bers of the cabinet. The president ,
the speaker and the other guests had
withdrawn to smoke following dinner ,
and the stories were going thick and
fast. Everybody wanted to know why
the speaker insisted upon staying in
"You see , " said the speaker , "when
I am in Danville I don't amount to
much. I walk along the street and
nobody pays any particular attention
to me. 1 am as common as an old
shoe. In Washington I can bo some
thing of a personage. Besides , hero
I find everything I want or need. We
get the tinest products of any clime ,
brought specially for us. The liquors
come in the wood from Scotland and
France. "
J. Kling is in Training.
Kansas City , April 2. A well built
athlete , carrying a catcher's glove and
a bat walked out on the diamond of
the Kansas City Athletic club park
yesterday afternoon wearing a Chica
go National le'ague uniform. It was
John G. Kling , the reinstated member
of the Murphy-Chance combination.
After reading that "dope" from Cincin
nati yesterday , " .lawn" Kling decided
it was about time to open the old
baseball'trunk and pull out those pas
time "rags" which he used in the
world's championship scries of 1908.
"Jawn" tried out that right whip
of his yesterday afternoon and after
an hour and half's workout be de
cided that ho would do as a member
of the Chicago National league base
ball club in 1U10. Kling's arm seem
ed to be Just as strong and accurate
In throwing to the sacks as it was
last year when he played in the Inter
city league.
Kling believes that ho will receive
an olllcial "call" from Manager Chance
in a few days and ho wants to be
ready to play when ho joins the cubs.
Of course , "Jawn" hasn't iixed up bis
financial affairs with C. Webb Murphy
yet , but he is confident that "Murph"
will fix things all right.
"I will be ready to play the day 1
join the team , " said Kling yesterday.
"Don't bo surprised if I catch the llrst
game of the championship season. "
Cub Catcher Must Pay Fines to Play
Chicago. April 2. The national com
mission has decided that Catcher John
Kling must pay 1700 fine and must
play for at least one year with the
cubs at his 11)08 ) salary of $4,500.
Kling Is satisfied.
"That $700 is a lot of coin , " ho said
in Kansas City , "but I suppose I am
stung. If things go along all right ,
I expect to join the cubs In about
ten days maybe , "
The finding of the national commis
sion was mnde public officially. The
finding provides that the Chicago club
may not trade , sell or release Kling
for a period of 0110 year , and that
neither the Chicago club , nor any oth
er club or person connected with or
ganized baseball , shall pay Kllng's
line or reimburse him for Its pay
nieiit In any way , directly or indirect
The verdict also calls upon the Chicago
cage club to show cause why It should
not he lined for tendering Kling a
new contract after ho had made him
self Ineligible.
The feeling here Is that , In spite
of the national commission. Charlie
Murphy will probably lose $700 where
Kling can find It , and thus pay the
catcher's line.
Advices from Kansas City say Kling
Is worried about the clause forcing
him to accept his old salary. In view
of the fact that it was reported the
Brooklyn club offered "Noisy John"
$10,000 a season to bo manager ol
that club , his old 1908 salary is quite
a come-down.
Public Exhibitions Hastened the Enc
for the One Survivor.
Portland , Me. , April 2. The last
survivor of the pack of dogs whiet
reached the north polo with Com
mander Robert K. Peary , died hero
today , his strength worn out by the
approaching , spring weather and by
the unaccustomed surroundings of dot ,
shows at Boston and Portland , where
he had been placed on exhibition. The
dog was Commander Peary's favorite
selected by him as the first of the
pack to go on the last stage of the ,
most memorable exploring expeditioi
in the frozen north.
The Beauty Doctor Tells of Pit Falls
in Flesh Reduction.
New York , April 2. "No greater
mistake can l > e made by a woman try
ing llesb reduction than to adopt i
method that will decrease fat ant
not at the same time shrink the skii
which covers It , " a beauty doctor salt
today. "For to fail in this , is to cause
folds of loose skin , or a ilabbiness
far worse than flesh itself , and this
is truer of reduction of the face thai
of any other portion of the body
Massage and applications that maj
extract the natural fat must bo fol
lowed immediately by astringent
agents that will tighten the skin.
"Another point which cannot bo re
garded as too important if improve
ment is desired is that cords and mus
cles shall be equally shortened or
shrunk. A costumer from whom I
hoard recently was distraught because
In trying to get rid of a double chin
the flesh had so sagged the contour
of her face was worse than It had
been previously. On inquiry , I found
that she had used artificial aids for
decreasing her chin , straps and bands
that had so supported the muscles that
the latter had become weakened
through disuse , and simply relaxed
like a piece of overstretched elastic.
Bands and straps may aid , but mat.-
sage and astringents must be employ
ed at the same time.
"It is an error , I believe , to mas
sage without following the treatment
with a tla h of cold water. I like this
even better than such pronounced as
tringents as cologne or alcohol , be
cause the latter are likely to ho over-
drying and chap the flesh. Cold water
dashed on for a moment , sufficiently
long to chill the surface and wiped oil
at once , will do no harm to the most
delicate complexion , and it will tight
en the muscles and close the pores ,
thus rendering the skin firm. "
Omaha Women's Club Plans to Ban
All Kinds of Fireworks.
Omaha , April 2. Members of the
women's club of this town have
declared for the sanest kind of a
Fourth of July. If they can have their
way , and it looks as If they were going
to have It the small boy will not be
able to get much real fun out of Inde
pendence day.
Members of the women's club have
in course of preparation an ordinance ,
which they are assured will be passed
and be signed by the mayor , placing a
ban on everything that heretofore has
made the Fourth of July an enjoyable
holiday for the boys. The ordinance
prohibits the sale or use of any gun ,
rifle , revolver or pistol real or toy.
It bars the sale or possession of all
kinds of fireworks , naming ftro crack
ers , torpedoes , rockets , Roman candles
and dozens of other kinds of explosive
Club officers say they are not seek
ing to cheat the boys and girls out of a
good time , but they want to save lives ,
arms , legs and eyes.
Chester Tinker Near'Death.
Nellgh , Neb. , April 2 Special to
The News : Chester Tinker , son-in-
law of Mr. and Mrs. Dr. J. W. Tegar-
den , who was government revenue Inspector
specter In the city of Omaha , was
taken 111 of typhoid fever In his homo
there about ten days ago , was remov
ed hero and has been under the con
stant care of a trained nurse. The re
port given out by one of the attending
physicians late last evening Is to the
effect that It Is Impossible for him
to survive for more than ten hours ,
and death Is expected at any time.
The parents of Mr. Tinker who reside
In Lexington , Nob. , have been called
to the bcdsldo of their son.
Nebraska Girl a Suicide.
Grand Island , Neb. , April 2. MIsa
Emmn Christine Tngge , daughter of a
farmer , attended the wedding of her
brother. Quitting the festivities , she
went home , secured a shotgun and , go
ng to the woodshed , shot herself dead ,
lulling the trigger with her toe. Her
icalth has bcun poor , hut she gave no
ntlmatlon of Intention to take her
ife. The hotly watt not found until
Confess to Horse Theft.
NIobrara , Neb. , April 2. Special to
I'lio News : Dave Kilo , an Indian , vol-
inlnrlly surrendered to Sheriff Vlas-
ilk ami ( .niifcHsod that he and a con-
fedeialo ( name of latter not learned )
iiad stolen horses from John Promcau
mil John Pappan several months ago.
The sheIII' ) and Constable Earncsl
Conklln started with Klto to ariest
Llie accomplice , who wan bolltnod to
be on or near Kilo's place. It Is re
ported that both prisoners are now
lodged in jail at Center.
Thu man who was shut near bore
several days ago is now iccoverlng
from Ills wounds.
Will Walk Out at Havelock , It Is Said ,
Unless Wages are Raised.
Lincoln , April 2. Boilermakers and
helpers In the Chicago , burlington &
Qulncy shops at Havelock to the num
ber of 2S5 nave given the officials un
til today to sign a now wage scale.
The men demand the abolition of piece
work and the substitution of a fixed
wage of 40 cents an hour for the
boilermakers and 110 cents for helpers.
All the union painters and paper-1
hangers of Lincoln , about 1GO In iium-
her , went on strike to enforce demands
for an increase from lift cents an hour
to 40 cents. The boss painters offer
ed to compromise on \ \ \ < > cents but it
was refused.
Sixty Omaha Autos Burn.
Omaha , April 2. The garage ami
automobile livery of II. K. Frederick-
son and company at Twenty-second
and Farnam streets was entiiely de
stroyed by a fire which stalled shortly
before 2 o'clock this morning. Sixty
automobiles were stored in tin gnrago
and none were saved. They belonged
mostly to private ownet.i. The loss
will exceed $70,000.
Raid at Orchard.
Orchard News : Sheriff Miller and
County Attorney Rice were in Orchard
on Tuesday with complaints against
local parties on the charge of selling
liquor. A search was made of one'
business house and three barrels nfj
"Cream of Hops" found and confiscat
ed. The proprietor was , however , rc-j
leased on his own recognizance , to appear -
pear at the next term of the district
court , after having waived preliminary
examination before the justice. The
wet goods found belong in the class of
socalled temperance drinks , and it is
generally believed that the party is
entirely innocent of willful violation
of the law. Two other parties were ,
however , taken to Neligh , where they
were releasetl on bonds for their ap
pearance at district court.
Another Spanish Letter.
Another Spanish letter has been re
ceived in Norfolk. Tills time the letter -
tor was addressed to William C. Ahl-
man , who is offered $100,000 if he an
swers the letler by cable , and later
goes to Madrid to pay the expense of
a trial of a Spaniard who claims IIP
is a banker and under arrest In Spain.
The alleged banker says he lias in
the secret pocket of a trunk which is
being held by the Spanish officials , a
document which will enable him to re
cover $180,000. This lie wishes to
save for his "darling daughter. " The
contents of the letter are about the
same as those written toothers in tills
territory recently and the hand writ
ing , although in English , is identical
with that of a previous letter , which
was written in Italian and Spanish.
The letters will probably be turned
over to the postal authorities.
The letter follows :
Madrid. 11-IM910. Dear Sir : Al
though I know you only from good
references of your honesty , my sad
situation compels me to reveal to
you an Important affair in which you
can procure a modest fortune saving
at the same time that of my darling
Before being imprisoned here I was
established as a banker In Russia as
you will see by the enclosed article
about mo of many English newspa
pers which have published my arrest
in London.
I beseech yon to help me to obtain
a sum of 480,000 dollars 1 have In
America and to come here to raise
the seizure of baggage paying to the
registrar of the court the expenses
of my trial and recover my portman
teau containing a secret pocket where
1 have hidden the document indispen
sable t recover the said sum.
As a reward I will give up to you the
third part , vix. , 100,000 dollars.
I cannot receive your answer In the
prison but you must send a cable
gram to a person of my confidence
who will deliver It to me.
Awaiting your cable , to intrust you
in all my secret , I am sir , yours truly ,
First of all answer by cable not by
letter as follows :
Cgosalvez Gacometrozo 23 Tercero
Cctra A , Madrid. "Yes , " Ahlmann.
And Still 'a Cleveland Girl Refuses to
Cleveland , April 2. Cora Osek , 22
years old , was arrested yesterday af
ter she had fasted , her friends said ,
for forty-live days. The girl was
taken to the county jail , where no
persuasion could prevail on her to eat.
She was so weak that she could not
stand upright , but she Insisted that
she would fulfill an oath of fasting
for two months even If It killed hor.
Major Fowler Dead.
Oelrlchs , S. D. , April 2. Special to
The News : Major Fowler , for ninny
years a resident of Stuart , Neb. , died
hero Thursday.
ON THE Stage
I. . .
The Travellna Salesman Soon.
Not In a long time has tlieie been
manifested In advance of a play's
coming so much interest an Is already
expressed hy Norfolk anil surround
ing towns In thu forthcoming produc
tion of "Tho Traveling Salesman , "
which will bo the attraction at the
Auditorium Saturday , April 10 , for
matinee anil night.
E\erybody seems to have heard of
this play , which Is said to bubble
oxer with wholesome mirth , and which
keeps the audience laughing from Ihe
rise of the cut tain to its fall.
Henry B. Harris , who is sending
"The Traveling Salesman" to Norfolk
has alieady made good \vith local
theatergoers in. "Tho Lion and Thu
Mouse. " and "The Third Degree. "
James Forbes , author of "Tho Chorus
Lady , " made famous on the stage by
Hose Stahl and now running In serial
form in The News , is author of "Tho
Tiavellng Salesman. "
The slory of "The Traveling Sales
man" concerns "Bob Blake , " a jovial
drummer , who is compelled to spend
j his Christmas day in a lonely village
! ; of Ihe middle wesl , and on arrival
i Hurts in Ihe present of "Beth 13111-
oil , " Iho llckel agoi ; ' al the depot ,
a most congenial person. They strike
up an acquaintanceship which soon
ripens into affection , and for the first
time in Ills life , the young , well-meant
drummer discovers Hint he is enthrall-
i ed with the sweetness and beauty of
a charming young lady. Through her
ho learns that she is about to lose
a tiacl of land , and he at once takes
stops to protect her rights , and there
hy runs counter to Ills employer , who
has laid plans to obtain what the girl
thinks is a worthless piece of real
estate , but which has suddenly as
sinned considerable value , as it is
needed by the railroad company to
complete some improvements they
j have in view. "Blake" jeopardizes ills
I own position in espousing the righls
of Ihe girl , and this leads to many
Interesting complications. The com
edy of the play is of a most delicious
\ , ' character , and seldom before in the
| ' history of the stage lias there been
j a play which includes so many laughs
as docs "The Traveling Salesman. "
So well does it depict the life of the
' ' drummer on the road Ihat it lias won
Iho indorsement of the United Com
mercial Travelers of America and the
Travelers' Protective association. If
the success attained by this play in
New York and Chicago is any crilcrion
crowded houses should awail ils ad
vent in this cily.
Henry H. Harris will send "The
Traveling Salesman" lo Ibis clly with
the original New York and Chicago
company , which includes Mark Smith ,
James O'Neill , jr. , Clifford Stork , Law
rence Sheehan , Theodore Kchrwald ,
Daniel Jarrett , Guy B. Hoffman , Em-
mill Sliackleford , Robert Hamilton ,
Miss Miriam Nesbitl , Miss Diana
Hunoker , Miss Marion Stephenson and
Miss Virginia Hamilton.
Says a Los Angeles dispatch : Mrs.
Leslie Carter in sixteen years earned
$2,000,000. And when she quit David
Belasco she had just sixlv-live cents
in the world. She began again owing
$250,000 , wilh mortgages on her moth
er's home , on her own costumes , her
automobile and on her future. She
has been forced through bankruptcy ,
but Is paying every legitimate debt
she owes as fast as she earns the
money. Recently she paid $1,800 to
her creditors. Supremacy thrives on
vicissitudes , it is said by philosophers.
If that be true , Mrs. Carter is having
Ihe best of training for the fulfillment
of her am'oition , which is lo produce
the greatest play with Ihe besl acting -
ing of modern limes.
Frohman Picks a Leading Man for the
Rostand Play.
New York , March 29. It is unof
ficially anounced thai Olis Skinner is
Charles Frohman's seleclion for Ihe
title role in the American production
of "Chantecler. "
Nearly every xvidoly known aelor
in America has hoped that lo him
might fall the distinction of acting the
principal part in this play , already
world famous. Whatever may bo the
American verdict of Rostand's work ,
the play is sure to be the most wide
ly discussed of next season's outputs
and to the actor of Ihe lille role lliere
is endless advertising.
Vague hints have suggested several
distinguished actors for the part of
the rooster , xvhich M. Guilry Is act
ing in the Theater Porte St. Martin
production , and llio xviseacres have
been al Iheir xvils' end lo guess in
which dlrecllon Frohman's lighlnlng
would slrike. At one time II was
rumored that Mr. Froliman might give
the part lo Maude Adams , and lit an
other limo lliere xvas n report Ihat
Edwin Slovens might be Intrusted
with the role.
Mr. Skinner is at present on tour
in "Your Humble Servant. "
PLAY AT 2:45 : A. M.
Press Representatives of Middle West
Guests of Liebler & Co.
Chicago , March 29. For the first
( line In the history Chicago a tlioal
rical performance is lo bo given on
which the curtain will rise at 2:45 :
a. in.
In commemoration of the one bun
drod and lifllolh performance of "Tho
Fourth Estate" in this city on April
12 , Liobler & company will act as
hosts to the working newspaper men
of Chicago and editors and corres
pendents from towns in the middle
west. Every seat In the Studebaker
theater will bo occupied by report
en , editors , printers In fact , em
ployes of every department of this
city's newspapers.
Illaborato Invitations shortly will
lie sent out to the editors of Illinois ,
Iowa , Wisconsin , Michigan and Indi
ana. A committee of active nowspn-
per men has been formed xvhlch will
take charge of the Chicago arrange
ments and handle the tickets for the
employes of the nexvspapers of this
Sioux City Is to got "Tho Third De
gree" tills mouth. It's Iho sanio com
pany Norfolk got lasl fall.
He Brings "A Message From Kansas"
to North Nebraska Teachers.
Ex-Governor I loch of Kansas , In bin
lutioductlon of "Tho Message From
Kansas. " praised evGovernor Folk of
Missouri , who spoke here Thursday ,
as a man "who Is loved hy good men
and feared by bad men. " To the Ne
braska teachers the Kansas governor
said lie brought greetings from 12,000
Kansas teachers and to the county su
perintendents he brought greetings
from HI. ) superintendents of Ills state.
The governor did not mention politics
but during ills address , in which he de
tailed almost the entire history of
KansaSi he stated thai he was In favor
of woman's suffrage and believed llial
any sensible man , when It comes to
the question of purely taxation , was
In favor of a woman having her rights
when she is paying her own laxes.
Thu governor's message fiom Kansas
was a boastful one and , although he
stated that Ills state , being the hub of
the United -Mates , had the largest col
leges , normal schools , etc. , he also
stated that l.e would not say they
were the be.-t.
"A message from Kansas , " said the
governor , "in tnie to nature. I believe
the world is groxxiiiK belter every day.
To mo It's a beautiful world and I pity
the IP-HI who cannot take himself by
the 'H..I d and say , "Shako , old boy , I
trul.x .i"i glad you were born. ' "
He ouiliii'd Iho history of Kansas
light .ii.aln.-t the Standard Oil com
pany a i d MI.VS by the laws Kansas has
put Ihiough they are now paying live
cents less lor oil Ihan Nebraska
paying. Ho also took a shot at the
trusts and advocated lower freight
rates. <
From his long history of Ihe work
of Kansas Ihe governor suddenly ar
rived at Iho proliibillon part of his
address. "Without It. " lie said , "the
message from Kansas Is not com
plete. "
Vogel's orchestra ended the evening
and final program of the North Ne
braska Teachers' association with a
march entitled , "Our Victorious Na
tion. "
High School Section.
On account of the absence of Supt.
J. H. Kemp of Wayne , who left the
cily afler he had been taken 111 at the
Pacific hotel. H. H. Hickman of Wausa
presided over the high school sectional
meeting Friday. Snpt. C. W. Demel
of NIobrara was absent but his sub
jects , "Should the County Supurlnlen-
dent Conduct Eighth Grade Examina
tions for Town or City Schools In Ills
County ? " was discussed by J. L. Mc-
Brien of Lincoln and several others.
The paper of Jennie A. Hall of Ne
igh on , "The Comparative Value of the
Study of German and Latin In the
High School , " was also missing but hoi
subject was thoroughly discussed by
Miss Kingsbury , teacher of German
and Latin of the Wayne normal school ,
who compared the values of Lnlin and
Chancellor Avery of the state uni-
versily who was lo address Ibis sec
tion did not make his appearance be
cause of his recall to Lincoln. Miss
Amy Leigh Paine , principal of the
Norfolk schools , however , read a very
Interesting paper on the "Handling of
The Retard Pupil. " She showed how
to induce the pupil to come to school
and later how lo bring him or her up
In the class , mentioning several
methods to be used.
Supt. Simon M. Moss of Wlsner rend
a paper on "The Ideal English Course
for High School. "
J. S. Elliott of Wynot presided over
the grade sectional meeting.
Clarence Galbraith of Beemer rend a
paper on Ihe "Teacher and Ihe Com
munity , " which was interesting.
W. T. Stockdale , superintendent of
the Madison schools , read a paper on
"To What Extent Should Agriculture
bo Taught Below the High School ? "
Mr. Stockdale snid that agriculture
should be taught in the grades lo a
limited amount , such ns school gar
dens , elc.
Supt. N. A. Housel's paper on "What
is the Eighth Grade Pupil Expected to
Know ? " xvas folloxvcd by a discussion
on the snmo subject by Supt. A. L.
Btirnhnm of Stnnlon xvliose paper xvas
a live one. Ho said that examinations
are put to him with questions which
great educators have never settled.
Supt. R. M. Campbell of West Point
rend an Interesting paper on "The
School Spirit on the Parl of Teachers ,
Pupils and Parents. "
Dr. Frank Loveland was scheduled
to address this section bill he failed lo
pul in an appearance and was sub
stituted for by J. L. McBrlen of Lin
coln xvho addressed his audience on
"Extensive Teaching. " Mr. McBrlen
advocated an appropriation of $100,000
for the purpose of establishing agricul
ture and manual training and domestic
science courses In at least twenty
high schools of the state.
Rural School Section.
In the auditorium of the high school
the county superintendents and rural
sections held forth , Supt. C. B. Ward
of Nellgh presided. The first address
xvas by Supt. A. V. Teed of Ponca who
spoke on "Teachers Trained in Scien
tific Agriculture for the Rural
Schools. " According to Mr. Teed
there la much difficulty in teaching
igrlculturo In the rural schools lie- T
auso the touchers xvho touch Ilic-so
schools are from the towns and cities
mil ( hey are hardly nblo lo tench it.
1'hls undertaking ho said would be u
lilg one. Mr. Teed's nddroHH XVIIH ably
illsciiHsed by W. II. Clements , prusld-
i'iit of ( he Fremont Normal college.
Piesldent Fred M. Pllo of Wayne
xvas not present at the meeting but
his scheduled topic , "Boiler Teaching
: if English and Language In Rural
Schools. " was ably discussed by Sit-
peiliiteiident ICIslo Little of Wayno.
J. J. Malono. supeilnlemlent of Hum
phrey , read a paper on "How Should
the Compulsory Education Law lie En
forced to the Best Adxantago ? " In
this address Mr. Malone said ho be
lieved and fell that the county super-
Inteiidents are not enforcing the law as
rigidly an It should bo and Hint at
the present time there \van too much
violation of this law. Mr. Malone's
paper XMIH thoioughly discussed by A.
" 1. Murphy of Knox county. Superinten
dent Elrtlo Lltllo of Wayne , and Stale
Supt. F , S. Perdue.
J. L. McBrlon addressed Ihl8 assembly -
bly along the lines of educational pro-
gioss , the lospoiisiblllty and thu op
portunity of the teacher , and on the
bright future for the schools.
Miss Bertha Knoll of Wlsner pre
sided over the primary section. Miss
Xellie Wilson of West Point read an
Interesting paper on "My Ideal of the
Interior of a Primary School Room. "
xvhlch Mho said should lie xvell venti
lated , sanitary , appropriately decorated
with pictures and taught by an Ideal
teacher. Miss Sadie White of Boomer
discussed Miss Wilson's paper. Miss
Edith Stocking of Wayne xvho xvas to
address this section on "Art Work in
Primary Grades. " was absent but her
topic xvas well discussed by Mls.s
Florence Hey of Bloomlloid.
Testing Seed Corn.
The Nebraska university has Issued
the folloxvlng bulletin on testing send
corn :
Testing every ear of seed corn xvill
cost about fi to K ) cents pei acre , and
may mean fi to 10 bushels per aero
increased yield. Do It now before the
rush of farm work. In many parts
of the state not one-half the seed corn
\\lll grow. Reports from farmers insti
tutes in various sections indicate that
the vitality Is very loxv.
First make a preliminary test of
your seed. Select 100 ears at ran
dom. Take three grains from each
oar , each grain from a different part.
Place 1100 grains in a germination box.
Use any shalloxv box for a germinator.
Place saxvdust , sand or soil In the
bottom. Cover witli cltan aloth or
blotter. Scatter grains , cover with an
other cloth or blotlor and pni some
more saxvdusl , sand or soil on top. v
Wet down thoroughly and keep In a
warm place. Grain should be sprouted
In to 0 days. If ! 5 per cent of the
grains germinate in the preliminary
test , your corn is safe to plant. If
less Ihan SS per cent germinate , it
will pay to make the ear test.
Lay out all your seed ears side
by side on floor , shelves , or boards.
You should have at least 12 ears for
each acre. Keep Ihem In such order
that you can easily locate any ear
after test Is completed. This is easily /11s
done by marking the ears which o < -
eupy the first space of oacli row in
the tester. It may also be done by
numbering each ear to correspond
xvith the number of the squares in the
tester. Prepare the germination box
by placing 2 to ! i Inches of sawdust ,
sand or soil In the bottom. Cover
with xvhite clolh marked in 2-lnth
squai us.
Remove fi kernels fiom eacii ear.
Iwo from near Ihe bull , txvo from Ihe
middle and two from near Iho tip.
Turn the ear partly around each time.
Place the ( j grains from each car in
Iho germination box in the same order
that you have the ears laid out. Remove -
move the keinels with < a knife blade
and bo careful not to Injure the germs.
Cover the kernels with a cloth , and
over this place some sawdust , sander
or soil. Keep well moistened , and in
n warm room. In 4 to G days germi
nation should bo complete. Discard
all the ears that have not shown a
good , strong germination.
A handy rack for drying seed corn
and for keeping track of the ears in
testing may bo made by the use of
2x4s and heavy smooth wire. The
cars In the rack correspond to the
squares in the germinator , so that
It is not necessary to number either
the oars or the squares.
The tesl is shown afler it lias been
in the germinator for U days. It
should bo left longer lo gel Ihe besl
results. Six grains from each ear
were taken. Some of the ears were
absolutely dead. In others the sprouts
were weak , while with some the
sprouts were vigorous. If one ear in
every forty fails to grow , you will
lose ono acre out of every 10-acro
Held. It Is a very simple matter to
make the tenl al homo. No malorlnl
need lo bo purchased , as every farmer
possesses rough lumber of which Ihe
boxes can be made , and clolh that
can bo used for Iho cover. The only
thing thai Is necessary is to keep an
accurale record of Ihe cars and lo
keep the germinator moist and in a
warm place.
There are n number of patent gorml-
natorn now on the market. In many
Instances these can bo purchased av.
a reasonable price , and some may
find It more convenient to buy ono
ready for use.
Chicken Show Here in Fall.
There'll bo a chicken show In Nor
folk next fall.
The Northeast Nebraska Poultry ns-
soclntlon Is the nnmo of the now or-
gnnlznllon of Norfolk poultry fanciers ,
formed Insl night. Following are the
E. H. Brewer , president ; B. Dlxon ,
first vice president ; E. I. Custor , second -
end vice president ; John J. Lolk , sec
retary and treasurer ,