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So Dry He Couldn't Talk.
I/N Out After Two Glauses of Deer , His
Voice Returned. .
1'loroo London A forlorn look I UK
citizen loiuiotl against u I'lorco bur ,
whllo ho wrote the word "boor" on n
dirty envelope and passed It up to the
bartender. The bartender lillod n
glass with HOIIIU liquid and much foam
and placed It before him. The liquid
and the foam dlHappoarod. Ho miido
signs for another and that alHO disap
peared. Then ho dug up a dlino and
laid It on the counter.
"Keep your money , " said the bar-
tundor. "When a inun can't talk ho
has a hard enough time getting on In
the world without paying for boor.
You are good for a drink hero any
I lino. "
"Don't worry about mo , " said the
customer. "I can talk. I am from
Plainvlow. I was HO dry 1 couldn't
talk whoti I came In hero. "
Balllnger Still on Stand.
WiiHhliiKtnti , May 10. Secretary
Bnlllngor continued under examina
tion under Attorney UrandolH , conn-
Hel for L. It. GlavlH and others when
the Balllngor-Plnchot Investigation
was resumed today. The congrcn-
Hlonal committee will meet on four
days this week In the hope that the
attorneys will conclude their quos
tinning of the Hocrotary by that time.
Mr. Dennett of the general land of-
llco and Chief of Field Division
Schwartz will be the next witnesses
to take the stand for the defense.
Women's Clubs Convene.
Cincinnati , May 10. Delegates rep-j
resenting 800,000 club women of the
United States are arriving on every
train for the tenth biennial convention
of the general Federation of Woman's
The delegates spent the day sight
seeing and In social functions ar
ranged for them by the local women's
organizations. A concert tills evening ;
was scheduled as the chief of those .
events with Mrs. Philip N. Moore of
St. Louis , president of the general fed
eration , as guest of honor.
Home Talent at Nlobrara.
Nlobrara , Neb. , May 10. Special to
The News : A Niobrara home talent
company presented "A Soldier's i
Sweetheart" In the opera house. The i
actors spoke their lines with under
standing and aplomb and worthily en
acted a worthy piny. The comedy was
a happy blending of human interest c
situations , pathos ami clean , unforced
fun. So many waves of mirth splash
ed on the shores of the audience's
consciousnes that it was won in the
llrst act. Thenceforward an undercur
rent of chuckling , broken at times by
roars , marked the temper of the hear
ers. The absences from the lines of
profanity and libidinous suggestions
was truly grateful and commendable.
BY AN UNKNOWN MILLIONAIRE.
More Than 5 Millions In Proposed New
York Foundation , It Is Said.
Albany , N. Y. , May 10. Interested in
New York's mysterious millionaire
who desires to give away a fortune
without letting his identity bo known
quickened today when it was learned
that instead of two and one-half mil
lion dollars , the man may decide to
distribute twice that amount and p
slbly oven more than that.
The assembly , without opposition
and1 without making inquiry as to the
Identity of the founder , passed the
bill yesterday incorporating the Econ ! '
omic and General Foundation , through
which the man's millions will bo used
to bcuclit humanity.
Assemblyman Artemus Ward of
New York , father of the bill In the
lower house , and others who might
know the name of the modest philan
thropist , decline to give the slightest
clew to his identity.
"Would the man's name be familiar
if it were heard ? " he was asked.
"No ; I doubt If one person in 10 , '
000 would remember hearing of him
He is a distinctly modest person who
has met with splendid success in bus
Iness that Is all. "
Water Works at Winner.
Winner Journal : L. II. Taylor , civ
il engineer , who has charge of the In
stallation of a waterworks system Ir
Winner , returned from Chicago the
latter part of last week. While in
Chicago Mr. Taylor purchased the nec
essary machinery and material for
the waterworks and they are expect ,
ed to bo in Dallas within a very short
time. Work has Ijoen commenced on
n well and before many weeks Win
ner will have a lirst-class waterworks
system in operation.
Dr. Mackay Reads Paper.
Norfolk Physician on Program for
Opening Day of Medics.
Lincoln , May 10. Special to The
News : The State Medical associa
tion convened this morning , Dr. P. II.
Salter of Norfolk being Introduced as
president. He Is presiding over the
Dr. J. II. Mackay of Norfolk read
the following paper on , "Health , a
National Asset : "
There is no wealth except life. It
is the only earthly exchequer whose
coin Is Impressed with the olllgy of
God. Destroy or debase this coinage
and gold and Its accessories , the com
modities , paraphernalia and Instru
mentalities of commerce , become
worthless aa the' scoria of n dead
Pass briefly before your minds the
pageantry of ancient civilizations.
Kmpurpled kings , noble warriors ,
storehouses of grain and gold and
gems , treasures of-art , statues , sculp
tured columns , marbled terraces , hang
ing gardens , temples , viaducts and all
the kaleidoscopic scenes and harmonic
or confused sounds of thn gamut of
life , labor and love of u vast multitude
- now erased , silenced and extinguish
ed , until , shop
"They say. the lion and the lizard keep
The courts where Jamshyd gloried
and drank deep. "
Such , however , is history , such ho'
ambition of the present and , no doubt ,
the dostlny of the future. The glut
tony of conquest and the lust for gold
victimizes a nation Into gambling In
human life , the only bank account pos
sessed by any people , and when that
Is degraded or dissipated , decadence
anA downfall are Inevitable , and noon
or late , the clock of destiny strikes
the hour of dissolution and the abrad
ing desert sands write upon Its bleachIng -
Ing skeleton the epitaph of a nation
perished from the earth.
Commercialism sweeps Its llamlng
fhorubln athwart the Kden of sane
and natural living today and enslaves
and brutalizes the race. It robs the
children of their congenital prospects
of being born right. It tramples upon
the weak and corrupts the strong.
It pollutes the air , poisons the streams ,
blasts the forests , adulterates the food ,
spews a venom of pestilential Infec
tion broadcast over the laud and an
esthetizes the national conscience Into
the somnolence of apathy. Here , In
separable from the eternal laws of
outraged nature , lies the primary and
root cause of our health problems.
The physical , moral and spiritual prob
lems of the race are the outgrowth i
of social conditions and these arc
constructed upon the foundation of
the almighty dollar. "Hark ! From
the tomb , " is not a cheerful refrain ,
yet wo must take an Inventory of our
graves to ascertain the status of the
living. "Let me bury my dead out of
my sight and get back to buslncns , "
Is our breathless national motto with I
reference to all questions affecting1
mortality. We suffer In the United [
States an annual preventable loss of
( .00,000 . human lives , a daily senseless
sacrifice , as Professor Fisher puts It ,
of 1,700 human lives. There are con
stantly , according to the same author
ity , 3,000,000 cases of avoidable slck-
| ness i and. perforce , Idleness. There
are 500,000 persons suffering from con
sumption. Expressed in currency , the
'financial ' loss to the nation-from con-j ;
sumption Is $300.000,000. The total I1
I annual economic loss to the country
I from preventable sickness and death
Is one and one-half billion dollars.
Fifteen years could bo added to the
overage human life Immediately by
applying : the sclenco of preventing dls-
j | ease. < Of COO.OOO school children ex
amined ' In New \orlt 05 percent were
dental cripples. The ratio will per
haps hold true elsewhere. Add 'o '
this defective vision , obstructions of
the- throat and 'lose from adenoids
an < i enlarged tonsils and wa IIUNP a
frl'httul handicap placed upon the
children of the nation. Defective den-
tltlon prevents developments , obstruct-
ed or foul nose and throat interferes
with breathing , prevents chest devel
opment , harbors the germs of disease
and predisposes to tuberculosis. Tills
is but an Instance of our neglect to
promote the ellicieiicy of the race.
Infinitely worse than our neglect is
the criminal practice of creating and
fostering habits and perverted appe
tites that induce lowered vitality , sus
ceptibility to disease and degradation
to vice and crime and this also is a
commercial iniquity. Millions of dollars
lars are Invested in the business of
furnishing to expectant mothers and
impressionable children habit forming
and nerve-destroying dope. Medical
booze and depressive sedatives mas
querade under the alluring names o
cure-alls or get-well or stay-well spe
cifics that are a blighting curse to
mankind. The nress of the country is
largely to blame or this great Ameri
can fraud. For a consideration It
prostitutes its columns to recommend
to the public any and every nostrum
or proprietary abomination that beguiles -
guiles the innocent into taking mod 1-
leal jags that debase and destroy. Deprive
prive the manufacturers of their ad
vortlslng and the patent medicine humbug -
bug would sink Into oblivion. Eliml , -
mite from It alcohol and opiates and
no one would buy the stuff. The gl-
ply Incredible and its Influence upon
legislation , press and public nmaiiing.
The kindest word that can be said
for it Is that it is extracting Mood
money from the people.
Ten years ago we Introduced into
the United States what Is now known
as our national health scandal. At
that time the bubonic plague , the most
fatal epidemic disease of history was
discovered in San Francisco. A medi
cal quarantine was established but
the commercial departments of our
national government , the treasury de
partment , annuled the medical restric
tions and the disease was allowed to .
spread until today , after ten years and '
an expenditure of $10,000,000 wo are
'finding on the Pacific slope Infected
rats and squirrels a thousand miles
apart. It is now only a question of
time until the ground squirrels all
over the country will be infected and
at any time we may have the most
fatal epidemic in the history of the '
country. It symbolizes our national
attitude towards the Importance of
questions like the above and burlesques
the value of expert medical knowledge
that our health bureaus are under the
dominance and administration of heal
treasury , commerce and agricultural
departments at Washington. This Illustrates
lustrates most forcibly the needs for
a national health department.
Time will permit only a brief ref
erence to the necessity of taking stock
of our national vigor as a valuable
resource. We are spending $30,000-
000 to maintain the insane of continental
nental United States. Fifty thousand
new cases of insanity occur annully
of whom 10,000 are physically defec
tive. Thirty percent of our feeble )
minded are defective physically. Out
of every 1,000 inhabitants ten are in
prisons under sentence for crime.
Juvenile delinquency Is rapidly increasing
creasing and the offenses against pro
perty are overwhelming the business
of our courts. A majority of the cases
of Insanity in this country are duo to
preventable causes. The same is true
of the feeble-minded ami to a largo extent
tent of the criminals. Can we afford
to breed criminals , insane and per
verts ? The government is spending
$15,000,000 annually for the protection
and propagation of pigs and plants
It Issues numberless bulletins relating
to every conceivable means of making
money , but the public gets no reports
regarding the ill health and misery
caused by the wide dissemination ol
venereal disease. The government
forbids a railroad to transport diseased
plants or animals , but places no ro
strlctlon upon the transmission of din
ease germs or the carrying of persons
who convoy them. There Is no ob.
talnablo information from the govern
ment on the disease sown by trans
continental railways traversing the
country with open closets. There are
' ! no tables and summaries of sources
of Infection and how to avoid them ,
or the numerous questions that relate
to the sanitary well-being of the pee
ple. The fearful significance of the
unrestricted journeying from place to
place of those carrying Infectious dis
eases , and the criminal negligence
that permits It has not yet dawned
upon our senses. The assessor and
the census taker eiiumerato every
thing but the pathetic tragedies of
human life. There are no bulletins
on the causes of Individual failure or
defeat , which , too frequently , have
their origin In n national wrong. The
woes of the submerged and Inolllclcnt ,
the causes of human grief and despair ,
the hopeless struggles against adver
sity , the predisposing Influence of toll ,
privation , Ignorance , wrongs and over
crowding to begot disease , vice , crime
and mental and moral obliquity are
not bulletined by the department of
commerce that Issues the government
reports and yet they are essential to
elucidate the problem of conserving
our national vigor as a people. These
are really the dominant factors that
determine a nation's destiny and not
its forts and battleships or the state
of the weather or the condition of the
Racial vigor is not an Immutable
thing , like the orbit of the earth or
the recurrence of the seasons , beyond
human adjustment or modification.
It touches every angle of our indus
trial energy , partakes of every phase
, of , human relations and affairs and
j | Is ( influenced largely by the viclssl-
tndes | of its environment. It Is not
'a ' , medical or u moral question but an 1
economical , one. It is not divine reve
lation | but humanism wo need , not
psychological but physical methods we
must employ. The effacement of pov
erty would do more to extirpate dis
ease than all the Utopian dreams of
would-be reformers. The abbreviation
of the hours of toll and the establish
ment of wholesome menus of recrea
tion , the practical application of the
i science of eugenics , the entightnient
and education of the public on vener
| eal , tuberculosis and other diseases
iiiiil sanitariums accessable to all
would do more to Invigorate the race
than all the crusades and propoganda
of those who work in the spot light
to blight the leaves of the tree that
Is getting its vitality in the dark re
cesses behind the scenes.
The rampant neuroticism and psy-
comania that Is disturbing our civil
life and social order is conceived an < J
born and bred in our industrial idol-
tary. The selfish commercialism that
poisons and exhausts a race makes an
avenue through which misery and
death must enter. The unjustifiable
waste of human life , the criminal dls
tributfon of preventable disease , the
incapacitation. vice , crime and Insan
ity caused by Inexcusable processes
of commerce or methods of govern
ment are large and comprehensive
interrogatories for rulers , legislators
and humanitarians , rather than physi
cians and sanitarians. Until the gov
ernment realizes the economical Im
portance of spending more money for
its health agencies than it devotes
to its Interstate commerce commission ,
until the church realizes Its opportun
ity and the Instrumentalities it has at
hand to save men through physical
means and the public schools are
made something besides a gigantic
wheel , upon which the children of the
nation are physically broken , ours
must be a work of education and en-
lightment. It does seem discouraging
to attempt to uplift a people that do
not desire to be elevated , but ours
is the duty to keep sowing the seed ,
"He to other souls ,
The cup of strengtn In some great
Be the sweet presence of a good dif
And in diffusion ever more intense ! "
He Recognized the Machine.
Fairfax Editor Interested in The News
Press His Brother Invented It.
A visitor stood in the press room
jof The News plant , watching the big j
I perfecting press grind out the papers
at an alarming rate of speed. They
came out printed , trimmed and folded ( ,
ready for the mail.
"It's a great press , " somebody said
He admitted that it was.
"Great head that worked that ma
chine out , " was suggested.
"Yes , that was my brother's head , '
said the visitor.
The man was W. H Cox , editor and
publisher of the Fairfax , S. D. , Ad
vertiser. He was in Norfolk , with
his little son , on business.
"The Cox Duplex press" is the name [
of the machine named for Mr. Cox's
brother , who invented It and built it
at Battle Creek , Mich.
For twenty years the Fairfax man
was foreman of the Sioux City TrI
bune plant and later was foreman 01
the Sioux City News.
Meadow Grove Has a maze.
Meadow Grove , Neb. . May 10.
Special to The News : The building
and stock of general merchandise
and furniture owned by F. B. Bay- l
singer and the implement building
- owned by M. L. Perkins were totally
destroyed by fire at 4 o'clock
, The implements in the latter building
ing were all removed save one binder
and small parts of machinery.
The loss amounts to between $10-
. 000 and $11,000 , partly insured. The '
- fire started in the back room of the
store from unknown cause.
S. H. Layman , a Norfolk piano man
lost about $1,200 worth of pianos
which were stored in the furniture
building and upon which there was
TO WHISTLE INTO TOWN.
, Omaha , May 10. Special to hoIty
Omaha and South oinana uusiness
men are within it mile of Norfolk on
their South Dakota-Nebraska trip they
Intend to announce their coming with
long blasts of n siren whistle whlcli
they have attached to a baggage cai ?
that it may bo blown on the entire
trip without changing from one engine
The party will arrive In this city
promptly at 2:50 : p. m. May 24. and
after their march to the prlnclpa
street intersection , will visit the merchants
chants and business men in theli
see as much of the town and learn as
much about It and the country sur
rounding It as possible.
Those towns which have a siren
whistle to give lire alarms will prob
ably have some useless runs If they
don't remember the time of the arrival
of the Omaha train , as the blasts of
the whistle have taken many a recep
tlon committee from the depot , where
they Intended to meet the visitors , to
grab a hose cart and run to put out a
lire. For this reason the Omniums
want It known that they will blow
such a whistle and avoid the trouble
of looking for a lire.
The party has the sheep bells for
souvenirs , but almost every one of
the one hundred firms represented has
a special souvenir besides , thus the at
mosphere will be left full of advertis
ing matter of the latest design and
children meeting the visitors will have
the time of their lives.
Real Estate Transfers.
Transfers of real estate for the past
week , compiled by Madison County
Abstract and Guarantee company , of
fice with Mapes Hazen :
Woods Cones and wife , Ida. to Clin
ton S. Smith , warranty deed , $8,000 ,
nwVi swVi. no'/t seVi. d part nw4
so'/ , 2t-24-l. !
Silas W. Deuel and wife to William
, Coltman , warranty deed , $2,000 , part
m v4 - - -
Susan Bley to Archie R.vel. warranty-
deed , $000 , lot 111 , Durland's sub lots ,
Peter Sullivan to Peter S. Sullivan ,
warranty deed , $200 , lot 1 , West Mead-
I. W. King to Charles Olson , war
ranty deed , $2,500 , lots 7 , 8 and i ) ,
block 7 , Railroad addition , Meadow-
Fred E. Evans to T. F. llleronymus ,
warranty deed , $1,050 , part block 7 ,
August Degner to Alwlna Llerman ,
warranty deed , $1,500 , lots 5 and 0
and part lots 7 and S , original town of
L. O. Waterbnry to John J. Buhosen ,
warranty deed , $3,500 , part 110 % nw'/4
John J. Bohlsen to L. O. Waterbury ,
warranty deed , $000 , lot 1) ) , block C ,
Kimball & Blair's addition , Tilden.
Lawrence W. Rlorden to Thomas
Long , warranty deed , $ S,000 , seVL 25-
"john A. Wright to Samuel P. Hud
dle , warranty deed. $5.000 , lots 7 and
8 , F. J. Hale sub lots , Battle Creek.
William CoHnian to Joseph II. Buf-
flngton , warranty deed , $4,800 , lie'8 -
Albert E. Remender to Fred J. Bon
ier , warranty deed , $8,000 , part lots 3 ,
4 , 5 and C , block 21. F. W. Barnes'
Second addition , Madison.
F. J. Hale to Thomas Evans , war
anty deed , $1,000 , part block 4 , Mead
Frederick Pike , sr. , executor , to Lili
an E. Pike , executor's deed , $1,000 ,
ot 4 , block 3 , Railroad addition , New-
William Weber to E. B. Clarke , war
ranty deed , $300 , lot 4 , block 2 , Card-
icr & Braasch's addition , Norfolk.
Henry Wedeklml to F. G. Coryell
warranty deed , $15,000 , sw 4 nwVi.and
sV > sw'4 , and nw'4 sw'4 , and e'j j seVl
and w-i/j se'4 20-23-1.
Pioneer Town Site Co. to Thomas G
Hight. warranty deed , $80 , lot 4. block
IS , Western Town Lot Co's. addition
Elizabeth Wldeman to Isaac T. Cook
warranty deed , $100 , lots 8 and 9
block 10 , Edgewater Park addition
COULDN'T TAKE THE BET.
Norfolk Man on the Pacific Was Too
Seasick to Cover Wager.
Two Norfolk men have retnrne <
from a western trip and although they
report an enjoyable journey , they
both seem very glad to get back tc
dear old Norfolk. The trip on the
bosom of the ocean was taken , bu
Arriving at Los Angeles , one of th
Norfolk tourists whose wish it hat
been for many years to take a trip 01
the ocean left his companion at th
hotel and going to the pier , purchase
a ticket which called for transporta
tlon to Catalina Island. The boa
started and everyone on board wa
happy. Men and women promenade
the decks looking at the fast disar
pearlng wharf , men looked up at th
skies with the manners becoming th
thoroughbred seamen and even song
were heard from lips of the happy pas
But a change came. The cabin
which before had been deserted be
came now fully occupied and at the
rails a long line of passengers were
leaning , evidently watching the beau
tlful phopliorus in the water. A sailor
passing along the line remarked , "All
going out and nothing coming in. "
On the return voyage the water was
still more choppy and the salon was
more deserted than ever. "Thank heav
en" was the remarks of many when
the gangplank was dropped and the
passengers weary and tired , found
their way to their different hotels.
One man , however , remained behind
to look back at the waters. A moment
[ later he felt dizzy and wanted to lie
down and rest.
"I lost a thousand dollars , " ho said
to his companion whom ho joined at
the hotel. "The devil you say , " re-
plied his companion , who demanded :
"Well , " was the answer , "a man In
the berth next to mine on the steamer
er wanted to bet anyone that ho was
more sea-sick than anyone else on
board the beat and I was too sick to
take the bet. "
An Old Romance.
Ainsworth Democrat : The death in
February at Ainsworth of Dyer Crnni
has just brought to light at Harlan
an Interesting story , says a press dispatch
patch from Harlan , Iowa. Many years
ago Crum was a resident of Shelby
county , a few miles east of Harlan.
Ho Inter left the country and took
up his residence on a farm near
- While residing hero Crum became
Involved In a dlfllculty over n love
- affair , being shot and badly wounded ,
and later making his way to the home
of Joseph Gardner , then realdlng In
Polk township , this county. Crum
was waited on and his wounds dress
ed by Maggie Gardner , the daughter
of Joseph Gardner.
Crum was then without money , but
told the girl that ho would remember
licr. He then returned to the vicinity
of Ainsworth , Joined the Modern
Woodmen and took out a life Insur
ance policy for $1,000 payable to Miss
Maggie Gardner. In the meantime
the young woman had married Joseph
Olson and It wno only the other day
that her residence was discovered ,
ho came to town , signed a voucher
ml received $1,000 for her kindness
> the wounded man. Crum was
irown from a horse near Ainsworth ,
; bruary 211 , and killed.
A Ferry at Doncsteel.
llonesteel Pilot : The little steel hull-
d , 3-horso power motor boat pur-
liasod by S. M , Dudley and sous ar-
ved last week and on Sunday was
ikon to the Missouri river and
uinclied. The little craft was con-
Igned to the mirky bosom of the Big
luddy with ceremonies witnessed by
ic Llndley family and a few friends ,
t was named Helen in honor of the
harming young daughter of Mr. Lind-
ey , and as It slid from the bank to
10 moving water the young lady
roke a bot'tle of pop across its prow
ml oxglnlmed , "I christen theo Ilel-
n. " The day was not pleasant ow-
ig to a chilling wind and falling
ain but Irving and Johnny Llndley
ave the little boat a try-out and say
he behaved beautifully , ploughing its
ay nip stream at a ten mile an hour
Ed Pfell of Hosklns was here.
G. D. Butterlleld went to Chicago.
F. G. Coryell returned from Stiinton.
L. M. Hobbins of Gregory was In the
Mrs. Carl Albert of Hosklns was in
Ernest Hans of Battle Creek was In
W. S. Slaughter was in the city from
Woods Cones of Pierce was In the
Ity on business.
W. E. Heed of Madison was in the
Ity on business.
Mrs. Victor Miller is at Wayne visit-
ng with relatives.
J. B. Donovan of Madison was in
he city on business.
Mrs. Leonard Brown of Meadow
jrove was In the city.
Mrs. II. M. Harwood went to Stan-
on to visit with friends.
Fred Haase of Battle Creek was in
he city calling on friends.
G. H. Seller returned from a busl-
less trip at Missouri Valley , la.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Braasch of
ladar were visiting with friends.
Mrs. Buckleman and daughter of
Merco were here calling on friends.
E. A. Gray , an attorney of Fremont ,
was In the city transacting business.
Mrs. H. Xiesche and son of Neligh
are In the city visiting with relatives.
J. A. Huebner and family of Hoskins
were In the city visiting with friends.
Arthur Pew , editor of the Mediator
of Omaha , was in the city on business.
J. W. Ransom , D. Roes and W. A.
Witzlgman went to Wlnside on bus !
C. W. Mnnke , a former Norfolk clti
zen but now of Hosklns , was in the
city transacting business.
Dr. P. H. Salter went to Lincoln to
attend the meeting of the state med
ical society , of which he is president.
Raasch Brothers have opened a real
estate office in the room formerly oc
cupied by Herbert E. Gooch In the
D. Matnewson has been suffering foi
several days with a severe attack of
The first Baltimore oriole of the sea
son In Norfolk was seen Tuesday
morning by G. B. Salter.
C. W. Fuerst of Randolph has ac
copied a position with the Star Cloth
ing company and has rented a house
on South Eleventh street.
J. F. Fleming of Texas , who has en
tered into partnership with G. R. Set
ler , has gone to South Dakota with a
number of real estate men.
C. H. Groesbeck , Norfolk district
manager for the John Gnnd Brewing
company , has received word of the
death of the president of his firm , John
Gund , at LaCrosse , Wis.
Norfolk's river fleet of boats have
been launched. All of the gasoline
launches and ninny row boats were
filled Sunday with passengers to the
Country club grounds and other beauty
spots along the river.
Mrs. George B. Chrlstoph , Mrs. L.
B. Musselmnn and Miss Edith Viele
have gone to Omaha to attend the
three days' session of the grand chap
ter of the Eastern Star , as delegates
from the Norfolk chapter.
Company D of the national guard
held their regular drill at their armory-
last night , the streets being too rough
to drill outside. The soldiers will prob
ably appreciate the paved streets after
they are finished.
A busy session of the Norfolk Commercial
mercial club was held at the Oxnard
hotel at noon. The interurban ques
tion was discussed. The civil engineer
who will look over the power situa
tion on the Elkhorn is expected here
this evening. Ho will bo met by a
committee of the Commercial club.
Martin Machmuoller , a farmer living
north of the city , sustained a broken
leg yesterday as the result of being
kicked by one of his horses. Mr.
Machnineller , who was about to climb
Into the hay loft , accidentally touched
one of the horses with his foot. The
animal , probably frightened , commenced
menced kicking , one of the strokes
breaking Mr. . Machmueller's leg below
The city Is full of posters announcing
ing the coming rally day of the Mod- >
ern Woodmen of America. District
Deputy Hallsted- who Is hero propar-
Ing for the event , states that n record
breaking attendance of the Woodmen
from all over the state and South Da
kota Is anticipated. From every con
spicuous place In the city largo bul
letins announce the coming rally day ,
which occurs May 25.
It's a goat and not a mule that will
Initiate the Columbus Elks next Fri
day. The Norfolk Elks who are sched
uled to do the Installing of the Colum
bus organization have secured the goal
which will do the work. The goat will
be In charge of one of the Norfolk
Elks and head the parade when the
Norfolk lodge men reach Columbus on
their special train which leaves hereabout
about 0:110 : Friday evening.
By no means has Norfolk lost all of
Its baseball fans. Much Interest IH be
ing shown by business men and old
time baseball fans over tomorrow
evening's game between the store
clerks and the high school team , which
Is called at ( ! :30. : The clerks have
been practicing quietly and all say
they are In good condition and feel as
surance that they will beat the school
boys , who are considered fast players'
AMOUNT LEFT BLANK.
Banker Asked to Certify to Check Be
fore Amount Was Written In.
"Will you please certify this check , "
said a customer at a local bank a few-
days ago to the cnshler. The banker
looked over the blame check which
was handed to htm.
"It's not filled out for any stated
amount , " lie replied , handing It back
to the customer.
"Well , you see , " was the reply , "I
don't know Just what the bill will
amount to , so I thought I would 1111 It
out later. "
Another One On a Shoe Salesman.
A bashful clerk in a Norfolk shoo
store got himself In an embarrassing
position I a few days ago when , after
vrapping up a pair of now shoes for a
Norfolk woman , put the old shoes on
he wrong feet.
"These don't feel like my old shoes. "
aid the lady when leaving the store.
Booking at her feet the salesman sud-
lenly discovered his error.
"Pardon mo , madame , " ho said , "but
'vo put your left shoe on your right
bet and the right one on the left. "
Are Gambling in Pool Hall.
Gambling is going DM TII Norfolk ,
said Councilman Coleman at the conn-
Mi meeting , and as high as $400 has
icon won and lost in a Norfolk pool
oem which ho recommended should
be investigated. One person lost $200 ;
another $ I00 ! and $400 , said Council-
nan KaulTman , referring to the same
liool room. The license for this pool I
oem has not yet been Issued and it
was the sense of the council that it
should bo held up pending investiga i-
tion. The committee was instructed
to investigate more thoroughly the
case and report at the next meeting ,
which takes place next Monday night.
To Have a Dog Catcher.
Norfolk will have a dog catcher in
the person of Ira M. Hamilton , who
was appointed city dog tax collector
by the mayor. The city attorney will
draw up an ordinance crnatlng such an
office in the near future and the dogs
which' have no tags will be taken to
the city pound by the collector.
More Power for Committees.
More power will be given to the va
rious committees. With this plan It
Is believed by the councllmen that
business will be done more rapidly
and probably more successfully than
bringing many minor cases before the
council before action is taken.
Railroad to Pace Own Property.
City Engineer Tracy received a com
munication from Omaha Including IVP IVa
blue print of the M. & O. railroad prop
erty here. The communication states
that the road has agreed to do all their
own paving on their Norfolk avenue
under the of the
right-of-way plans 10
Norfolk paving district and under the
supervision of the city engineer. Oth
er railroads have been communicated
with and it is believed they will fol
low the lead of the M. & O.
Elseley Wants More Pay.
A communication from Police Judge
Eiseley asking that the Judge's fees In
the old ordinance be changed to reac
from $25 per month to $35 , Is believer
: o mean that the police judge Is not
making enough fees and would con
sent to work under the ordinance i
the salary was increased $10. The
judge is now being- paid from fees col
Arrests of the Year.
The annual report of Chief of Police
Marquardt shows that 103 arrests were
made and $102.50 In olllcers' fees col
lected. Two prisoners were sent to
the reform school. Ho recommendec (
that n new floor be put In the city lock :
up and other minor repairs bo made
The matter was referred to the public
works committee , who report that the
jail is in a very dilapidated condition
and will need a general overhauling
They were given permission to make
This committee also reported tha
the city buildings have all been in
sured. The city hall carries $3,000 fo
three years and the city pumping st :
The Trenopole case was agaii
brought up and the committee Invest
gating the affair varied in their re
ports and were instructed to get to
gether on the case. Councllmar
Kauffnian reported that ho had coi
foroncos with former city attorney
who advised him that a settlomon
should be made with Mrs. Tronopol
for $150. Councilman Winter , on th
same committee , reported ho also ha i
had conferences with the former clt
attorneys and reported that their llg
nres for a settlement varied. Mrs
Trenopolo a couple of years ago stun
bled over a defective sidewalk an
broke her arm.
Fire Driver's Term Out Soon.
The lire driver term of olllce expire
Juno 1 anil contracts for bids for the
olllce will bo arranged by the fire ind
police committee , who have power to (
net In this matter. In their arrange
mentH of the contracts the commlttt'o
will outline what duties are requlnMl
of the tire driver aside from those of
driving the fire team.
The street sprinkler will ho sold IT
favorable sottlemenl of the fran
chise for the street sprinkling Is mndo.
rhe purchaser of the sprinkler , It IK
said , will get the franchise for thu
Two Licenses Arc Granted.
The saloon license question in Nor
'oik has been settled for another year.
Pho compromise forecasted In The
News Monday was exccuti'd at tlu
council meeting last night. Charlo *
Rice occupies the Krug building with
his wholesale house and the remon
strances against llt'verldgo Rodmor
mid Martin'Sporu were withdrawn , II-
[ enses being granted.
It Is said that the Krug people se
cured a contract In the compromise
which was satisfactory to them.
Council met In adjourned regular
session at 8:40 : p. in. , Mayor Friday
presiding. Present , Illakomaii , Win-
ler , Coleman , KanlTnian , Fiioslor , Koor-
her ; absent , Dullii , Fischer.
Remonstrance against Martin Spurn
was withdrawn and on motion or
KauCfninii , seconded by Kocrhcr , bond
was approved and license granted.
Remonstrance against Redmer ft
Beverldge was withdrawn and on mo
tion of KaulTman , seconded by Koor-
ber , bond was approved and HCOIIKO
Petition of Charles Rice to have li
cense changed to new locution , lot 13 ,
block 4 , Original Town , was read and
on motion of KaulTman , seconded by
Fuesler , was granted.
Ordinance No. 34i ! was read the second
Petition of C. F. Elscley for an in
crease of $10 per month salary was
referred to the ways and means com
mittee , to report at the next meeting.
The report of the chief of police wn
read and on motion ordered filed.
Moved by Coleman , seconded by
Winter , that the matter of repairing
the jail be referred to the public works
committee with power to act. Carried.
The street and alley committee was
instructed to purchase two scrapers
for street work.
Moved by Coleman , seconded by
Winter , that the Park avenue ditcli
matter be referred to the public works
committee with power to act. Car
Moved by Kauffnian , seconded by
Blakemaii , that the matter of advertis
ing for bids for driver of hose wagon
o referred to the lire and police com-
niittec , with power to act. Carried.
Moved by Coleman , seconded by
Vlntcr , that the city sell sprinkling :
agon and clerk be Instructed to ad-
ertise for bids on same. Carried.
Moved by Winter , seconded by Koer-
er , that street and alley committee ;
e instructed to advertise for bids for
enient walk. Carried.
Moved by KaiifTman , seconded by
'oleman , that city clerk notify all phy-
icians in the city to comply with or-
inanco No. 187. Carried.
Moved by Kauffnian , seconded by
'olemnn , that public works committee ;
e empowered to have pump rebuilt
ml boilers and connection overhauled.
Moved by Kaiiffnian , seconded by
Coleman , that public works commltteu
out suitable office room for city en-
Council adjourned at 12:45 : a. in.
WAS A HARMONIOUS SESSION.
Crowd Groaned With Disappointment
When No Storm Broke.
After all it was a harmonious meet-
ng of the council.
Immediately after the council seated
tself Hurt Mapes , counsel for Ben
Nellson , the saloon license remonstrator -
or whose identity has up to this time
lot been learned , although It has been
stated that he Is a business man of
Omaha , notified the council that rc-
nonstrances against the two saloons
were withdrawn. The large gathering-
of seekers of excitement almost
; roaned at this announcement , evi
dently disappointed at the prospect of.
a quiet meeting.
The Martin Sporn license was takerf
up llrst and passed without comment.
The Boverldgo and Redmer license
was then taken up and also passed
along smoothly with the exception of
one halt , when it was decided that the
Initials of each saioonist should ac
company the petition. The change
was made and the license approved
and later Issued by the clerk
Attorney Gray ot Fremont , counsel
for the Fremont Brewery whose I ; r
the Redmcr & Bevoridge saloon sells\
closely inspected the license issued by
the clerk. Ho took charge of it anil
later turned It over to the Norfolk
saloonlsts. Nothing was done with
the Ed Lamb and Walsh petitions and
soon the council was busy disposing :
of other matters and the council cham
ber was deserted by the curious crown" .
Only once did Mayor Friday refer
to the saloon licenses later In the
meeting , when he stated that mem
bers of the street and alley commlttfiiu
were not attending to their duties as
they should and from notes whrch ho
had prepared he stated that the chair
man of that committee was also neg
ligent in his duties. "I don't moan all
of the committee , " said the mayor ,
"but some of them. They seem to-
have time to see who should have sa
loon licenses , but they have no time
to attend 'to business which they
should be doing. The committees
should take care of their own busi
A B , & O. Fireman Killed.
Clarksville , W. Va. . May ( i. A heaif
on collision between freight trains
No. ! 7 and No. 84 , on the Baltimore *
and Ohio railroad four miles cast of
hero resulted in the death of Fireman
Haddock of Grafton , W Va. , mid the
sorioiis Injury of Engineers Crook and
goVernon and Fireman Webb.
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