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THE NORFOLK AVBEKL Y NKWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , MAY 13 , 1UO. !
PEOPLE'S PULPIT. . .
Sermon by AT ROME
CHARLES T. Addresses Large Audience , Under
RUSSELL , Auspices of the International Bible
Pastor Brooklyn Students' Association , Using the Asso
ciation's Interpreter Reverent and
Tabernacle. Close Attention Given.
T lt "I m not iliimnl ol ll * Cupel cl Chtiil"
( Rom4i i. 10) ) .
Homo , May 1. Pastor Ilussoll ol
Brooklyn Tabernacle , New York ,
preached hero today to a largo anil at-
tontlvo audience. Speaking through
nn Interpreter , ho win heard by all.
Ills address way delivered under the
nuHplcos of the INTERNATIONAL
BIBLE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION.
A profound impression was evidently
made , and P.lble study surely received
a considerable Irnpetun. .Many Inclined
to Ncoff at religion and the Itlble. as
Interpreted In the past , said reverent-
ly. "If tills be the 'Gospel of Christ , '
It Is worthy of all acceptation. " The
speaker said :
Wo , dear friends , are living In a day
In which ( lie leading minds of ttio
world are rejecting the Itltile and Ita
message In all the great colleges of
the world : yea , In the theological
seminaries also , the Itlble Is classed
as antique. Professed faith In thi
mble , as the Inspired Word of God ,
today calls forth sneers of ridicule and
the comment that such believers are
"unlearned. " Itut. my hearers. 1 am
before yon today to contend that It Is
not the "Gospel of Christ" that Is be
ing rejected by the intelligence of the
world , but another Gospel that came ,
not from C'hrlst. neither from the Apostles
tles , neither Is It taught In the Itlble.
1 am here to claim , and to endeavor to
prove that the Hlble Is eminently log
ical , thoroughly reasonable , and that
the message It hears to those who have
"ears to hear , " Is the most wonderful
message that could possibly be pre
sented to human heads and hearts.
We are not here to claim a new rev
elation , malting void the Word of God
through .Ii'sus and the Apostles ; we
are not here to twist and turn tlnlr ;
words to nial' " them appear to mean
what they do not say. We are here
to show that the Hlble taken in its
simplicity , and allowed to Interpret It-
Keif , Is the most wonderful book in the
world , and that the Divine Plan of Sal
vation therein set forth is soul-satisfy
ing and , as the Scriptures declare , suf
ficient , "that the man of God may be
thoroughly furnished unto every good
word and work. "
* Theories of the "Dark Ages. "
Wo are not here , my friends , to net
fortli any sectarian views of the Scrip
tures , nor to advocate a new theology.
By no means : we have already too
many theologies ; we have already too
many sects or divisions of Christ ! We
want no more ! Christendom is awak
ening to the fact that the various con
flicting creeds cast discredit on the Hl
ble. The creeds of Christendom uni
versally discredit each other by their
interpretations , and universally they
discredit the Hlble , which would ho
surely a most ridiculous book. If It
taught all the various conflicting dog
However. 1 should not be misunder
stood as making an attack upon any
creed , or upon the adherents of any
creed. Rather. I suggest that we may
well look with sympathy upon all the
various creeds and sects , realizing that
God's people have been In Babylonish
confusion for now many centuries.
Did not the Apostle tell that a great
falling away would come ? ( II Thessa-
lonlans 11. " > . \ Should we then be sur
prised If we Hud tils words have come
true , that for fifteen hundred years the
Church of Christ has been deeply en
tangled with errors and superstitions ,
which make void the Gospel of Christ ?
Let us not then stop to find fault with
our forefathers , and to upbraid them ;
let us rather , so far as possible , as
sume their honesty , their sincerity.
Let us take the Hlble standpoint , and
realize that the dllllculty has been the
power of our Adversary , the Devil ,
and that he has deluded and ensnared ,
not only the heathen world , but to a
considerable extent Christendom.
Mark St. Paul's words. "Tho god of
this world hath blinded the minds of
them which believe not. lost the glo
rious light of Divine goodness should
shine Into their hearts" ( II Corinthians
Iv.41. . The intimation Is that our great
Adversary. Satan , Is Interested In de
ceiving mankind , respecting the glo
rious character of our God. and his ,
wonderful Plan of Salvation through i
Christ. Satan uses as Ids tools the
very best of humanity that ho can
bring under his control , and nothing Is
more evident than that he has com
pletely deluded the heathen world
with what the Apostle terms , "doc
trines of devils. " Not only so. butte t
to the extent that he was able to do
BO , he has evidently worked mischief f
with the various reformations and I
creeds of Christendom. Thank God 1
that he did not gain entire control of f
nny of these ! Thank God that there
Is a center or nucleus of truth In each
of these creeds , and around that ker
nel of truth , germinating power may
lie felt In every denomination , but the
Adversary lias wrapped these creeds
with layer after layer of mistransla
tion and misinterpretation.
In the light of our day. many are
able to discern more clearly than did
our forefathers , the monstrous rind
God-dishonoring fallacies of the creeds ,
and , aroused to disgust , they have re
jected the Irrational dogmas ; but they
have frequently rejected also the cen
tral truth , which that dogma , to a cer
tain degree , misrepresented. Thus wo
are In the day of the rejection of the
creeds by the people of all denomina
tions. Catholic and Protestant , and | j
equally we are In the day of Hlble re
jection , because It is assumed that the
Bible , having been studied by the
formulalors of these creeds , must bo
In accord with these , and hence , must
be responsible for the unreasonable
teachings , and must be rejected when
these are rejected.
Some of us ran away with the doc
trine of "election. " thinking It the
whole Gospel of Christ ; whereas , our
fragment was Incomplete , unsatisfac
tory , and misrepresented the Gospel ,
when taken alone. Others grasped the
doctrine of "free grace , " and ran away
with that , claiming that It was the entire -
tire Gospel Ignoring the Scriptures
which referred to "election , " etc.
These made a similar mistake , and
similarly misrepresented the Gospel of
Christ In Its wholeness , Its solidarity.
Others grasped those Scriptures which
assure us of a universal opportunity
for salvation , and interpreted them to
mean that all mankind will attain
eternal salvation , regardless of their
wills and co-operation. Others found
dltllcnlty In harmonl/.lng the relationship
ship between the heavenly Father , the
heavenly Son. and the holy Spirit , and
this contention led to Tlnltarlanlsm on
the one hand , and to Trlnltarlanlsm on
tin' other. Others of us caught the
doctrine of "baptism. " and made of It
the entire Gospel , and thus did violence
to the lengths , and breadths , and
heights , and depths of the true mes
sage , the true Gospel , of which St.
Paul In our text declares that he was
Noting the logical mind of St. Paul
who can doubt that he would bo
ashamed , as we ourselves are. of the
fragmentary presentations of the vari
ous creeds which more or less oppose
and contradict each other ? We may
be sure that what the Apostle would
endorse , as the "Gospel of Christ , " we
need not be ashamed of. Hence our
determination should be to search the
Scriptures , and to find that one reason
able message of the Divine Plan which
centers In Jesus our Redeemer.
Things at Which Wo Gagged.
Men and women do not find It diffi
cult to believe in a wise , just , loving
and powerful Creator ; just such a God
our hearts and heads tell us we should
expect ; Just such a God rational people
ple find no dlfllculty In worshiping.
Indeed , while some of us In the past
may have believed In the "total de
pravity" of the race , may we not real
ize that notwithstanding the fall , there
Is still In the human mind and heart
something which has "longings Infi
nite , " something which cries out for
the living God , and which commands
our reverence and worship , in proportion
tion as he is recognized ?
Spiritually we gagged at the sugges
tion that a God of all wisdom , love
Justice and power ever created our
race with the foreknowledge and foreordination
ordination that practically all of these
thousands of millions must suffer el'
ther purgatorial torture for several 1
centuries , as our Catholic friends pre
sent the matter , or at the still more
irrational theory of us Protestants that
eternal torture Is to be the fate of all
except the elect few , the saints , whc
now follow In the footsteps of Jesus
a course contrary to the world and all
the tendencies of life around us. Well
may we gag. and the sooner we rejecl :
and eject this entire mass of un-Scrlp
tural dogmas , the better. As a whole
it comes to us from our honest , but iiu
enlightened forefathers , who verllj
thought they did God service in tortur
ing one another , even to the extent ol
burning one another at the stake , be
cause of little differences along the
lines of these "doctrines of devils" (1 (
Timothy iv , 1) ) .
The rich spiritual food and the strong
faith , which we , dear friends , as III'
ble students , hould desire and seel
for , are to be found only in the Hlble It
self. We should not spurn suggestions
from one another , but we should re
celve such suggestions tentatively , ant
the Word of God should be searched
BO that our faith should not stand li
the teachings of men , but In the powei
of God , as set forth In the Word ol
God. From this quarter only can wt
expect Information respecting
The "Gospel of Christ , "
of which St. Paul was not ashamed
That Gospel has two distinct features
Primarily it relates to the world oi
mankind , and instead of telling in
that either centuries of purgatorial suf
ferlng , or an eternity of torture await :
the world. Its message Is that , in God' ' :
due time , a great blessing awaits th <
world through the glorified Christ , am
as a result of the sacrifice which hi
finished at Calvary.
This great blessing will not be mil
vcrsal salvation , but It will bp a mil
versal opportunity for salvation. I
will not be a salvation in ignoranci
and heathen superstition , but a salva
tlon 11 am such conditions , with full op
portnnity to return to the Image am
likeness of God , lost in Adam , and re
deemed by our Savior. This Is tin
name Gospel that was heralded by th
apgels on the night of our Lord's blrtl
In the words , "Hehold we bring yoi
good tidings of great Joy. which slial
be unto all people , for unto you I
born this day In the City of Davli
a Savior [ Life-Giver ] , which Is Chris
the Lord" ( Luke II. 10) ) . This versloi
of the Gospel , a good message , am
for all mankind , corresponds exact ) ,
with the first statement of the Gospc
made , by God to Father Abraham , saj
ing ; "in thy Seed shall nil the families
of the earth be ilcxurd" ( Gen. xll , " , It.I )
Nor should thin surprise us-that a' '
loving and gracious Creator , who knewi
the end from the beginning , created !
the human race with the full fore-'I '
knowledge that Father Adam would
be disobedient , and that his life would
be forfeited , and that all Ids children
would share In his mental , moral , and
physical decline , even unto death !
Why should It seem strange that this
God , this All-Wise Creator should plan
an opportunity for the complete rocov-
cry from the effects of sin and death
for all mankind ? Why have wo allowed -
lowed our minds to refuse the message
sent to us through the angels respectIng -
Ing the "jootthllnos / / of great joy to all
people"t Why have we allowed the Adversary -
versary to make us think for one mo-
merit that our Gud. Instead of being
gracious , loving , ami kind , and helpful
to his creatures , has. on the contrary,1
made provision for their eternal mis *
cry ? Why have wo allowed ourselves
to believe from this standpoint that
our Creator was the greatest demon of
all demons not only that he has power -
er , but that ho chooses to use that
power for the eternal torture of his
creatures , who were not even given a
choice as respects their creation ?
Ah. my tlear friends , with tears and
In sack-cloth , we should confess to our
blindness In the past respecting the
true character of God. Humbly should
wo beg forgiveness for having mist-op-
resented the Holy One of Israel. Hut
he knows that wo did tills In Ignorance ,
and he Is both gracious and generous
to forgive us our trespasses , and to
cleatw us from all Iniquity according
to his gracious arrangement for us ,
which centers In Christ Jesus our
Why the Long Delay ?
Some , perhaps , would answer. Surely -
ly , if the "Cross of Christ" means the
blessing of all the families of the
earth , the fact would have been dem
onstrated somehow during the nine
teen centuries since. The fact that
only a comparatively small number
have accepted Christ and been blessed
is therefore the ground for the belief
that God Is merely seeking out of the
world an "elect" "little Hock. " Surely ,
, If he had been seeking to convert
the world , he could and would have
made much more progress in that di
rection than has been made. In all this'
We reply that this is no argument
whatever. The same God delayed to
send his Son. delayed the sacrifice on
Calvary for more than four thousand
years after sin had entered the world.
And yet. according to the Scriptures ,
the merit of the sacrifice of Christ Is
not merely Intended to bring blessing'
to those who have lived since Calvary ,
but also to all nations , kindreds , peoples
ples and tongues from the day'of
Adam to the end of the Age.
According to the Scriptures , the
death sentence was pronounced against.
. Father Adam , and all of his children
have shared In the blighting effect of
that sentence through heredity. Not
only has our race been growing weaker -
er , mentally , morally , and physically ,
but by the thousands of millions , they
have dropped Into the tomb , the great
prison-house of death , from which
g there Is no escape , except by and
through the Son of God. Ills sacrifice
fice for ( lie sins of the whole world
secures to him the right to the control
of Adam and his race. This control ,
, the Scriptures assure us , Christ will
assume and exercise during his Mil
- lennial reign. During that thousand
e years all the families of the earth will
eJ J bo blessed , as promised.
Meantime , in the grave ( slicol , hades.
the hell of the Bible ) , where the "dead
know not anything , " they merely wait ,
or as the Scriptures declare , they
11o "sleep In the dust of the earth. " The
Redeemer's authority over them Is
beautifully symbolized In bis own
| ' words , "I am be that was dead , and
behold , I am alive forevermore , and
have the keys of death and of the
grave" ( Revelation 1. 18) ) . He will exercise
ercise his keys of authority and deliver
all of the prisoners from the power of
the tomb , and additionally from all
the weaknesses and Imperfections in \
cidental to the sentence. He will
bring the willing and obedient back to ,
full human perfection , and to all that
was lost In Adam and redeemed by
Jesus. This , we declare , according to ,
the Scriptures. Is the Gospel In Its ,
' primary sense a message of "good i
Udlngs of great joy which shall be
onto all people. " that in the "Seed of
Abraham , all the families of the earth
shall be blessed" not only the living
at the time of the establishment of
the Kingdom , but all that arc In their
graves who shall come forth , "every
man in his own order. "
As I beheld In your city the great
amphitheater which once witnessed
the terrible sufferings of some of God's
faithful ones In the past ; and again ,
os I viewed the room once used as a
torture-chamber. In the days of the
Inquisition , I said. Thank God for the
blessings of light and liberty , which
belong to our day , and yet I reflected
that even though they be different In
form , there must needs be"Hery trials"
for every true child of God. for it is
the will of God that all should be thor
oughly .tested , as respects reverence ,
loyalty , and devotion to principle , that
they may bo counted worthy of a share
witn Immanuel in thu glories of Ida
The Work of Time.
"And to think , " sighed the man who
was trying to find a belt which was
long enough to be buckled around
him. "that the boys at school used to
call me Sklnny-Chlcago ! Record-
He Gave It. '
The Girl ( rather weary , at 11:30 :
Is p. in. ) I don't know a thing about
baseball. The Beau Let mo explain
st It to you The Girl-Very well ; give
iw an Illustration of a honio run.
Simplicity Is , of all things , the hard-
cat to bo copied. Bteele.
JOHN D. ANGERED AT DELAY.
The \ Federal Incorporation of Charity
Plan May be Adopted.
New York , May 7.--H was reported
here today that John I ) . Rockefeller ,
angered at the reception accorded to
his I plan to establish an enormous phll-
anthioplc i foundation and weary of thu
delays < Imposed upon the national cor
poration \ of thu plan , will abandon the
bill l Introduced by Senator Galllnger.
Although no one could be found at
; > G Hroadway who would profess to
know | anything about the report. It
was \ said In part continuation that
Starr J. Murphy , Mr. Rockefeller's at
torney t , has let it bo known In the
last ] few days that Mr. Rockefeller Is
displeased , with the delay and lack
of enthusiasm which his proposition
has ] received.
In case Mr. Rockefeller decides to
abandon the project for federal Incor
poration , hu may attempt to obtain a
charter , from some state , probably
York , It was said.
In this connection it Is noted that
a bill Is now before the state legislature
ture for the incorporation of a charit
able , foundation which is said by Its
backers | to have the support of an un
named } New York millionaire who
wishes to leave a large share of his
fortune to be administered for charity
through j this medium.
THE VATICAN INCIDENT AGAIN.
Warm Words for O'Loughlln and T.
R. From Boston's Archbishop ,
Lowell , Mass. , May 7. Theodore
Roosevelt's action In not meeting
Pope Pins , on the former president's
recent visit to Rome , was called In
sulting and a violation of Mr. Reese
vult's principle of a "square deal" by
the Most Rev. William II. O'Connull ,
archbishop of Boston , at a public meet
ing of the American Federation of
Catholic societies , of the dlocose , in
tills city today. John Callan O'Lough
lln , former assistant secretary of state ,
who conducted the negotiations be
tween Mr. Roosevelt and the Vatican ,
was severely arraigned by the arch
The archbishop's general subject
was "Loyalty. " In bringing up the
Vatican Incident , he said :
"Tho cardinal secretary of state ,
Merry Del Val , when asked for an
audience for Mr. Roosevelt said : 'We
are very happy to receive him. The
holy father would be very happy to re
ceive him , because he has been the
head of a great nation and for whom
the holy father has every respect. ' He
also said :
1 " 'When you communicate that to
him please say we hope nothing will
interfere with this desire on behalf of
both the holy father and Mr. Roose-
I volt of seeing each other , as , for in
stance , this Incident which happened
. about the Methodist college to Mr.
I ( Fairbanks. '
) "Tho answer was , 'Oh , well , I can
not enter Into any conditions. The
[ ' audience Is now off. ' That is Insult-
Ing. Mr. Roosevelt , when you were
president of the white house , did you
stand at the door welcoming Itno your
parlor and your dining room the riff
raff of the street who hurl stones at
your head and insult your family ?
Would you do that ? These are the
conditions , Mr. Rooscevlt. You wore
1 not strictly loyal , even to your own
principles , Mr. Roosevelt. You , who
talk so much about the square deal.
Mr. Roosevelt , you could have at least
waited till you came to Rome and Informed -
' formed yourself well of the position
of this institution , and , having done
so , if you really meant the square
deal , which men now begin to doubt
yon would have said , 'No , holy father
I come to you , I stand for honor and
reverancu and the right , and I cannot
not , as an honest man in any way par
ticipate or have anything to do with
tills institution. '
I "And remember I am talking really
and truly on principle , not personal- !
ties. I am talking as I would to nny
man. Now , Mr. Roosevelt has always
said and has given us to understand
that ho Is very fond of Catholics and
he liked the Catholics very much
Wo will let that pass. We suppose It
Is true. If it were true then , Mr. Rees
evelt , why did you dare Insult the holy
father , the pope. Why did you dare
tto t pass over the common rights ol
man to turn down an affair of hospl
tallty of the holy father , the head ol
the great Catholic church , whom we
revere as the vicar of the Christ ?
Now , Mr. Roosevelt , do you really
love us ? If so , you have shown yom
affection for us In a very strange way
The Vatican know perfectly well thai
its action would bo misrepresented
The cardinal secretary of state , Merrj
Del Val , knew perfectly that at once
there would bo oceans of vilifications
heaped against him and Mr. Roosevell
allowed him to take the blame. The
Vatican is loyal and there is an ex
ample of disloyalty in that very Inci
dent which stands forever as history.
"It Is the case of John Callar
O'Loughlln. Who is ho ? Ho says IK
is a Catholic and ho boasts of It , am
in the same breath cables all ovei
the world tlr t the head of his churcl
la wrong and Mr. Roosevelt Is the
greatest thing in creation. That Is
the sort of a Catholic that wo an
ashamed of. He will live to see tin
day that hewill regret those words.1
R. M. Peyton of Creigliton was hero
D. L. Best of Battle Crook was Ii
Mrs. Fred Thlom Is In Omaha visit
ing with friends.
R. G. Rohrko of Hoskins was In the
city on business.
Mrs. W. Gnlrk of llosklns was hen
calling on friends.
Charles Bolorsdorf returned from i
business trip at Lincoln.
Miss Josie Miller of Hadar was in
the city visiting with friends ,
Mr and Mrs. John Boeg of Hoskln is :
were hero visiting with friends.
Miss Hazel McDonald of Fierce wai
In the city visiting with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Heeler , who have
been visiting with friends at Omaha ,
W. S. Butterlleld of the Butli-rllOld
ranch at Wausa was in the city on
Charles Jack , a prominent banker
of Rushvllle , wan In the city attending
the Elks May party.
Mr. and Mrs. George Schiller of
Central City are In thu city visiting
with Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Schiller.
C. II. Pllgor has Installed a hand
some soda fountain.
The family of Mr. Kearns , SOI South
Third street , Is moving toIK ! Lincoln
Paper hangers are busy redecorat
ing the Cltl/ens National bank.
Edward Phillips , son of Mr , and Mrs.
A. Phillips , Is reported 111.
P. A. Lawrence , an architect of
Grand Island , has accepted a position
with J. C. Stltt.
Phillip Piller. formerly a Norfolk
boy but now of South Omaha , has re
ported to Norfolk relatives the arrival
of twins at his home ,
Ed IJoekor , who has been on the
sick list for the past few days , Is
again able to be back at his place of
Irma llaase of
, fi-year-old daughter
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. llaase , who was
attacked with measles which devel
oped Into pneumonia , Is reported quite
K. P. Weatherby , who was referee
in a bankruptcy hearing at Pierce Fri
day , returned In company with M. C.
llazen , who was also attending court
Mrs. A. W. Flnkhouso writes to her
husband from Excelsior Springs , whore
she Is taking treatments for rheuma
tism , that she is now able to walk for
the flrst time lu many weeks.
The last meeting of the Household
Economic department of the Woman's
club was held at the home of Mrs. A.
II. Viele. Members enjoyed an ex
cellent program and refreshments.
R. 11. Reynolds of Norfolk , who is
building a number of brick structures
at IllBhmore , S. D. , and who has been
ill for some weeks , writes Norfolk
friends ( hat he Is getting along all
Ernest Wichmaii , who broke his arm
last week as the result of falling from
a horse , was In the city Saturday. Mr.
Wichmau's arm Is In good condition
and it is expected he will soon be able
to make use of it.
Mrs. Frank Perry entertained ton of
her lady friends who drove out from
Norfolk , In honor of her nephew and
niece , Mr. and Mrs. Clausln from
O'Neill. At 5 o'clock a delicious lunch
was served and the party drove back
The assessor , who has been busy
assessing the city property , says that
he has a tough job. "Everybody at
this time of year , " he says , "Is as poor
as a church mouse. In fact , the city
is a poorhouse now. Everyone claims
he doesn't own anything at all. "
Dr. H. T. Holdon returned Saturday
morning from Lost Springs , Wyom. ,
where he was attending the annual
meeting of the Rosin Coal company.
He reports that the mine is now ready
to ship coal and actual shipping will
commence in sixty days.
The Woman's club will hold the last
meeting of the year with Mrs. Mapes
at the Durland sisters' Monday after
noon. A civil service program will bo
. given , to which the literary club of
Stanton is Invited. Members are re
quested to meet promptly at 2 o'clock.
Miss Verna Coryell has returned to
Norfolk from Lincoln , where she has
been attending the state university
, Miss Coryell reports that , although the
, smallpox scare at the university is not
serious , it has played a hardship on
- the students , who have all been vac
Preliminary plans of the Norfolk Y.
M. C. A. building have been complet
ed by Architect J. C. Stltt , who has
- received Instructions from the build
ing committee to proceed immediately
with the completion of the final plans.
As soon as these plans are complete
bids will go out to contractors.
, Funeral services over the remains
of Myron Sturgeon , son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Sturgeon , who died of tu
berculosis In Arizona , will take place
at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the
family home and at 2:30 : at the First *
< Methodist Episcopal church , where
Rev. J. F. Poucher of Stanton will hold
borvlces. The remains will be Interred
in the Prospect Hill cemetery.
The reason why Hoskins is a dry
town Is said to bo the outcome of a
damage suit In which August Deck
came out the victor sometime ago
when lie sued a saloonlst in Hoskins
whose bartender assaulted him in the
street of the town after the saloon had
closed for the night. The bartender
was Fred Zlemer , whose license far a
saloon Is now being held up until the
outcome of the case is decided In the
At C o'clock Friday evening , May
13 , a special train will leave Norfolk
for Columbus bearing the Norfolk
Elks and those from many othei
towns surrounding Norfolk. Elks
who live In cities from which the >
can reach Norfolk before C o'clock on
the thirteenth have been requested tc
Join the Norfolk Elks here and will
leave this city on the special trail
In a body making the gathering ol
the Elks at Columbus a largo one.
The hearing of the reinonstratoi >
against the Issuance of a license tt
Martin Sporn and the Redmer & Bov
erldge saloons Is set for Monday nlghl
at the city hall. This coming hearliu
has been the talk of the city the pasl
week , and much Interest is centered
on its result. City Attorney II. F
Barnhart , who has been attending supreme
premo court at Lincoln , will bo here
to act for the city council , while the
linn of Mapes & Hazen and Jail-
Koenlgstein arc counsel for the remon
A Jersey Red hog belonging to Jul
lus WIchort , a farmer living southeast
of hero , gave birth to seventeen plgb
The mother hog weighs fiOO pounds.
Someone poisoned a dog belonging
to Mark Kane Thursday evening.
Mrs. J. K. Smith of Plalnvlow Is In
the city visiting with her daughters ,
j Mrs. M. Irvln and Mrs. Frank Mot-
cher. Mr. Smith will arrive here from
Plainvlew soon with a carload of
household goods , which will he moved
to their new homo near the Junction.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith have been rest
dents of Plainvlew for many years.
DUCKS IN NORFOLK AVENUE.
But No Shooting Allowed , the Sign In
the Pond Says.
Two wooden duck decoys were plac
ed In n pool of water on Norfolk av
untie right In the business section of
the city , by practical jokers yesterday.
A sign reading , "No shooting allowed
here , " also played a prominent part
In the amusing scene. A number of
citizens gathered about the "lake" and
viewed the ducks Moating around the
muddy water from the sidewalk. The
merriment ceased , however , when the
ducks were suddenly taken out by the
Instigator of the joke.
FIRST TRIP TO NORFOLK.
Elderly Couple From Near Stanton
Visit Town and Like It.
"We have lived near Stanton for
fifteen years and have never boon to
Norfolk , but now that wo are bore wo
are going to see all there Is of It , " ,
said an elderly couple to a hotel pro-1
prietor hero a low days ago. |
The old couple left the hotel early .
in the morning and were gone so long
that the hotel man believed they had
left the city , lie was surprised when ,
ho Stanton people returned to the
lotel late that night saying that they
uid been on looking around but had |
lot seen all. The next morning they
were up bright and early again and
went out to see the rest of the town ,
remarking as they loft that "Norfolk
surely is a nice city. "
WHO RECALLS THE WORDS ?
' " Had 40 Yards
of Verses or More.
" " made famous
ous by Lottie Collins , who died the
other day , and which in turn brought
fame and cash to her was one of
those songs you could write your own
words for. There wore about forty
yards of verses to the nonsensical
thing , which was whistled and hummed - j
med everywhere. Natives in darkest' '
African jungles beat it on their torn- '
toms and the Llama of Lhlassa con-1
sldered his rendition of it on a Jews-
harp one of the best things he did.
A complete copy of It probably nev
er was published. In the leading mu
sic stores no copy of the song , in any
form , was available this morning , nl-1
though there is a published version
that had a wide circulation.
Lottie Collins was a London music
hall serio-comic. The song , which had
Its origin in St. Louis many years
ago , was introduced by her In the Ti-
voli , a London music hall , after it
bau been censored and properly fumi
There was a swing to the song that
proved contagions. All London began .
to hum it and Lottie Collins , who was
a performer of only ordinary standing
ing up to that time , became a sensa
tion. Her salary was increased from
about $ f > 0 to ? COO a week and in 1893 I
Charles Frohman brought her to
America she made an even greater
success with her foolish song and ec
centric dance that accompanied it , and
Lottie Collins returned to England in
1S'J4 ' richer and more famous than
ever. I I
It is asserted that Hilly Woods , a
verlety actor , discovered "Ta-ra-ra-
boom-de-ay" as far back as 1879. He
heard it played while slumming one
night and the following night repeat
ed it on the cornet in his act at a
variety theater. By degrees the tune
went to England and after several
years good words were written for It
and Lottie Collins introduced it. Up
to that time the music never had been
The history of this song was similar
to that of "Pas-ma-la , " written by the
late Ernest Hogan , a Kansas City
negro , who , when he composed "Pas-1
ma-la" was a piano player. "Pas-ma-
la" was just as nonsensical and as In-1
excusable as the Lottie Collins song ,
but someone picked it up , took It east ,
Introduced it in eastern vaudeville
houses and the song proved a big hit.
The assertion often has been made
that "Pas-ma-la" was the iirst socalled
ragtime piece ever written.
THEY ALL HONOR EDWARD VII.
Norfolk Britishers In Mourning Over
Death of the King.
"It's all over , but I think I have
done my duty. " These dying words
of King Edward , which were read in
The News before the monarch's death ,
by English Norfolknns , wore taken
very sadly by them owing to great
local admiration for the late king.
They say here that ho was a great
man , but was handicapped on al sides
by both parties in England.
According to J. H. Maylard the po
litical parties of England wore jealous
of their ruler's ability to cope with
any subjects that came before him and
believing that ho would favor one or
the other party they took all his pow
r er from him and left him to preside
over banquets , and other social func
tions , although his greatest ambition
was to bo engaged in matters concern
ing the kingdom. One instance cited
A Baseball Field of Their Own.
New York , May ! ) . The W. B. Os-
gootl Fields are to have a baseball
diamond on their now estate at Len
ox , where they plan to have some
good games played throughout the
Mr. and Mrs. Fields hope to take
possession of their new house on June
1. and will have one of the show places
of the Borkshlrcs. The house was
built for thorn by her parents , Mr.
Docs /ILL Vour
Cl canst i j - Ea 8 51 y
This new , all-'round
Cleanser in handy sift
er can , takes all the
hard work out of keep
ing things clean. It's
much quicker too.
Pots , pans , kettles , wood
work , floors , shelves , painted
walls , windows , metals , cut
lery , in the bath room , pan
try , kitchen , in fact through
out the house.
Painted woodwork and
walls require care in cleaning
do it easily and safely with
Old Dutch Cleanser.
The New Way
Sprinkle a very little Old
Dutch Cleanser on cloth or I
sponge , rub easily , rinse with
clean wet cloth and wipe dry I
No caustic or acid. Avoid |
them. ( Not a soap powder )
Just WOM l > y It
and Mrs. William Douglas Sloano.
by Mr. Maylard width shows that
King Edward was pining for "some
thing to do" was when lie was appoint
ed chairman of a certain committee"
which was probing into the slums of
London. The king iniulo such suc
cess with this project that the- jealous
parties became alarmed and took oven
tills power from him. Ills work has
not been hearlded in the press , says
Mr. Maylard , but the king had the
quiet way of his mother , Queen Vic
toria , and in that quiet way won the >
admiration of the entire kingdom , IIK !
work being very effective.
The king was a lover of all out-of-
door sports. He loved horses and dogs
and there Is no question , it is stated
here , that on various occasions ho
went beyond his means before lie was
made king , but this all stopped when
the kingship was placed upon his head.
He became Interested in everything
that concerned his country and tried
hundreds of times to bo allowed a
chance to use his great power but
was deprived of this by both parties
In England. lie died pining for n
chance to do things , in fact , as press
dispatches state that worry over the
critical political situation that now ex
ists in England hastened death.
"If you think that kings and other
monarchs nowadays are fools , you are
badly mistaken , ' ' said a Norfolk Eng
lishman Saturday. "They are very In
telligent people , and they have to be
kings whether it is in them or not.
If It Is not In them It Is put Into them
Usually they speak two or three lan
guages , and have had the best of train-
Ing. They are made monarchs before
they are crowned. "
I I What party in England the now kins
George V , will favor Is the topic of
1 conversation of Norfolk Englishmen
who say that he is democratic anil
that his sympathies go with the peo-
' pie. Therefore it is thought that the
1 , liberals will gain his favor which of
! ' course will not bo found out for some
time. This favortism which King
George can give to his people in are
indirect way is believed here to bo In-
1 herlted by him from his schooling on
board a British war vessel. The new
king has worked on a boat as sailor
and has swabbed the decks of a Brit
ish man-of-war along with other sail
ors. He even was tattooed by an or
dinary seaman on one cruise and this
incident later caused some stir among ;
the royalty in England. What his pol
icies will be cannot be determined by
Englishmen in America but time will
bring them out , said 'a Norfolk Eng
Saloon Matter May Blow Over.
Tonight's meeting of the city coun
cil to hear the remonstrances against
the Redmer & Bovoridgo and Martini
Sporn saloons is called for 8 o'clock
at the city hall. Rumors , which are
said to originate from good authority ,
say that a settlement between the par
ties Interested In the saloon cases has
been made and that the meeting will ,
after all , bo a harmonious one.
One rumor has It that one of the sa-
loonlsts has gone to Omaha and mudo
a settlement with the Krng Brewing
company , who employed the attorneys
to ( Ho the remonstrances with a view
of opening up their building on Nor
folk avenub or to get a share of the ?
liquor trade hero. If the rumor I
true , the Sporn saloon will sell Krugs
1 beer and Charles Rico , the wholesale *
' liquor dealer whoso IU enso was ro
I lontly Issued , will move Into the Krug
building There will be four petitions
, for the council to act on , and two of
these will bo approved if the remon-
stranccs are withdrawn.
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