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THE NORFOLK WKHTCLT , NKWS-.JOt'HNAU KHIDAY , JUNE 17 , 1910.
Destroy the Sparrow Nest ,
"DnHlroy llio Kngllsli sparrows'
Owing to n local argument over the
liL'iiolltH of tlio English Himrrow , nntt
thu point IIB to whether or not the
lilrd Hlionlil bo HyHtumatlcally killed ,
The News wrolu to Prof. Lawrence
Hrnnor , the fauio'm University of Ne
braska BclontlHt , reoognl/od all over
the world IIH an authority on bugs , Tor
an opinion. Mr. Brunor turned the
matter ever to his tiHHlHtant , Myron
II. H wen It , who IH oven a bolter bird
Htndcnt than I'rofuHKor Hrnner , ac
cording to the latter. Mr. Swonk ayn
the KngllHh Himrrow dostroyH song
blrd'n eggs and steals tholr nosta , and
that he doeu not oat doHlructlvo In-
HoctH to a great extent. The only
gor In whok'Balo killing IH the
Kor of killing the native sparrow , as
there are thirty or thlrly-llvo Bpeclef
of sparrowu In Nebraska. lint eon
HtiinL deHtruetlon of HngllHh HPIUTOWH
noHtH IH advlHed. following IH Mr
Swonk's IntoroHtlng opinion :
Lincoln , Nob. , .Mine 10. Editor Tin
Nowu : The ( iiiostlon IIB to whether 01
not the English sparrow is a bird de
Horvlng of our protection la ono whlcl
IH freiinontly asked and one of whlel
ouch Hide IH apt to have Its support
ers. In framing an Intelligent an
wer It In well to put sentiment asldi
and consider the Question from :
Btrictly eeonomle standpoint.
Steal Other Birds' Nests.
The charge most frequently brongh
against the English sparrow IH tha
It drives away much more valanbl
native birds which otherwise woul
abldo commonly near the habitation
of man. Such unmistakably usofi ;
and beautiful birds as the house wrci
bluebird , purple martin , barn swallow
robin , red-eyed and warbling vireo ;
catbird , rose-breasted grosbeak , etc
are attacked and persecuted by tli
foreign Intruder to such an exten
that they commonly desert their foi
mor nesting places about our homo
to seek more secluded spots whcr
the sparrow does not follow.
The English sparrows habltuall
uao boxes put up for wrens , bluebird
or martins and do not hesitate to dei
troy the eggs and young of thes
birds In order to secure the deslrabl
nesting places in their posscssloi
Where It builds nests these are o :
ceedlngly bulky and composed t
straws , feathers and all sorts of sin
liar refuse , which often becomes
considerable nuisance. The prcsenc
of these unsightly nests and the eoi
tlnual deliliug of buildings , ornamentr
plants and other articles about 01
homes by the largo numbers of thes
birds which soon accumulate In a 1 <
callty where they are nndisturbei
makes them still further obnoxlou
The birds Imvo no song but an e :
ceedlngly noisy chirp which often bi
comes monotonously disagreeable , o
peclally when contrasted with tli
pleasant songs of the species the
Destroy the Fruit.
English sparrows arc known to li
distinctly destructive to cherries an
grapes by Injuring considerable nun
bors of the berries without actuall
entirely devouring them. To a lessc
extent they attack other fruits , an
the buds and ( lowers of a number t
cultivated fruits and flowers. In tli
garden they pick up newly plante
seeds , nip off tender young veg <
tables as they appear and devour tli
seeds as they ripen. The bull : of tli
food of this bird consists of seed
of ono sort or another and In addltlo
to the seeds secured while foraging 1
the garden It picks up much wast
material from the streets , grain 1
the Holds when newly sown and who
ripening and during the fall and wli
tor a largo amount of weed seed.
Eats Weed Seed.
This habit of eating weed seed is
point very much In favor of the Eni
It docs not cat Injurious Insects t
any very helpful extent though tlici
are Instances hero and there of thl
bird proving of minor help in the coi
trol of Insect outbreaks. On tli
whole if ono Judges the evidence fal
ly the conclusion usually reached 1
that the English sparrow does IK
do enough good to justify any protci
tlon from us.
Must Protect Native Sparrows.
13ut I do not mean to advocate
wholesale campaign against sparrow :
The chief danger from such a pri
ccdure lies in the fact that our in
tlvo sparrows aro.llkoly to suffer si
verely. Wo have In Nebraska thlrt
or thlrty-livo different species of in
live sparrows In general closely n
sembllng the English sparrow and b
the uninitiated person easily confuse
with that species , which are withou
exception all exceedingly valuabl
birds destroying tons of weed seed I
each year as well as great number
of injurious Insects. Anything whic
would In the' slightest endanger thes
native sparrows should not bo com
tenanced. Experience has shown tha
In campaigns against English spai
rows , as for Instance under a bount ;
system , more harm than good is don
because of the wholesale destructloi
of our valuable native sparrows. Thi
ts particularly true where the bird
are secured' away from the town
since the English sparrow clings ver ;
closely to the cities and the fnni
houses of the more closely settled dla
trlcts. The English sparrow is si
hardy , cunning and aggreslve and mul
Hplles so rapidly that It is doubtfu
ft Us complete extermination Is nov
possible at all. In .general It Is ad
vised that if the nests be kept con
tlniially destroyed about the house :
and outbuildings these birds can bi
kept down to fairly normal numbers.
Myron II. Swonk ,
DESTROYED SONG BIRDS' EGGS.
L. Sessions , Former Friend of Spar
row , Watches Their Piracy.
The English sparrow known the
world ovcj' as the "little street , Arnb. '
jvho was reported as probably ono 01
the i\genH \ ( which has helped to kill
MHO of the beautiful Norfolk lawiiH
IH ! Hprlng , by destroying song blrdit ,
an dealt a hard blow by a Norfolk
Ill/on who IH well versed In hlrdti
ScHBloiiH , who has been a friend
f llio Himrrow , ban lost Ills loyalty.
Vhen It wan reported that the spar-
> w wan destroying the song birds
ml that the death of the blue grass
ould ho traced , porlmpH to the 111-
to aralm. Mr. Sessions upheld the
uiny good traits of the Himrrow.
Although la was not sure whether
ho Himrrow killed the grub worms
iVlilrh , It IH believed , IH doing away
h lawns , ho denied emphatically
hat the sparrow killed the song birds
mil In detail told of the great benefit
ho Hjmrrow Is to the country. 110
illod ono Instance whore the govern-
uont llgures showed that a saving ol
$ : iO,000OUO was made the farmers ol
ho United States by the sparrow
ivhleh destroyed the weed seed.
Another Instance where the spar
row really did help the husbandman
H cited by Mr. Sessions :
Ono Nebraska farmer , who at OIK
time was an enemy of the sparrow
today Is the sparrows' friend , SOUK
time ago this farmer , who has a largi
rose plantation , from which place the
roses are sent to the market and soli
for much money , discovered that hi :
plants WIMP being destroyed by rosi
slugs. i : > < > nployed , hundreds of men
women mil children who wont fron
bush to nusli < ; th tin palls gatheriiif
these Hlii s , li.it nothing seemed ti
exterminate the pest. Ho had almos
given up hope of saving bis roses
when suddenly ho noticed hundred
of sparrows Hocking around his rosi
Curious to know what the sparrow
were eating , ho killed ono and upoi
an examination of the little stree
arab's stomach ho found It to bo Illlu
with the rose slugs. A few days late
the slugs had disappeared and lateen
on the sparrows had disappeared , ha\
lug done the work that hundreds e
human beings could not do , thus sin
Ing the farmer much money.
Hut Mr. Sessions now , after tcllin
of the work of the sparrow , went t
his residence where the garden Is th
playground of nearly every kind t
bird that inhabits Norfolk. Hero
largo water'tank Is built for the birds
One valuable song bird had built
nest in ono of the trees and eggs wcr
ready to hatch. Mr. Sessions wa
looking over the variety of birds an
noticed a number of sparrows lly t
thp nest where they destroyed th
eggs. Ills kindness for the sparro * '
ceased and ho says now that his fern
or statements of their value had n
foundation as far as not dcstroyin
song birds Is concerned.
The sparrow can ue seen in prol
ably every country in the world. T
the globe trotter they are an old in
( luaintance. Ho who has travollc
around the world , can appreciate hi
one natural sight in foreign countric
and that sight is the busy little stroi
arab. A Norfolk traveller who a fo
years ago Ilnished an around-the-worl
tour says although ho was man
times lonesome when arriving in
strange port ho was often made ha ;
py by watching the sparrows In tli
In Honolulu , Yokohoma , Kobe , Naj
asakl , Shanghai , Hong Kong , Manil :
Singapore , Ponang , Colombo , throng
the Sue/ , Naples , Rome and all ovt
Europe the Norfolk man was met b
the thousands of sparrows whoso ui
tions and looks were the same as li
left them In the United States.
Some say the English sparrow wi
destroy the American song bird , alti
gether. "If we estimate the Englis
sparrow at 5,000,000,000 at the pro :
cut time , " says John Davey of Ken
O. , "you can safely multiply by 11 v
annually , and at this rate In ten year
It is certain that many of our mo ;
valuable species of birds will be c :
tinct , never more to be seen. "
. Beels Visits Madison.
Madison , Neb. , Juno 11. Special t
The News : George N. IJeels , who hii
Illcd as a candidate for reprcsontatlv
subject to the republican primary , wn
In the city lookingafter his politic :
Treat T. R. Like a King.
Homo. Italy , May I ! . Special to Tli
News : We have seen Homo ! Th
city 'whoso ' glories rest and slumbi
in the heads and tongues of pollshe
marble which await the resurrectlo
of both the just and unjust. The po (
George Gordon Byron , in writing npo
the downfall of Koine , says :
"Alas ! the lofty city ! and alas !
The trebly hundred triumphs ! an
When Brutus made the dagger's cdg
The conqueror's sword In boarln
fame away !
Alas for Tally's voice and Virgil's laj
And Llvy's pictured page ! bu
these shall bo
Hef resurrection ; all bcsldo-decay.
Alas for earth , for never shall w
That brightness In her eye she bon
When Homo was free. "
Homo Is a city where-one can sta ;
for a year and then have only a bird's
eye view of the famous temples am
The hotels are full of American tout
ists and at Hotel Bavaria , where wi
are , there will bo 104 Americans win
will arrive on May 8. Wo visited tin
Church of the Cappucclnl , undornoatl
which Is a cemetery where -1,001
monks are burled. They all servei
the church at some time In their lives
\fter the bodies decomposed theli
skulls and bones were taken and madi
Into ornaments , and the colling li
ome rooms are covered with tin
skulls of these men. Every night twc
nonk.s stay In these rooms and praj
all night for the souls of these dent
nonks In order to keep their souls 0111
of purgatory. How can they stay Ir
such a place during the night ?
Wo visited the church of S , Marln
Magglore , which Is largo nud beauti
Through Nero's Palace.
It l very Interesting to ramble
through the palaces of the emperors
on the Palatltip hill. Wo wore through
those of Augustus Caesar , Hadrian ,
Hcptlmlus ScvertiH , TlberliiH , Caligula
and the ( lolden House of Nero.
Having a good guide , a Mr. Wind-
ham , we got Important lossong from a
visit to the Forum.
The gardens and parks In the city
are very beautiful. One of the most
Interesting places for Christiana Is the
Mamertlne prison , whore Saint Paul
the apostle wan Imprisoned and from
which ho wan taken by Nero's order
and executed. While In thlu prison.
Just before hlH execution Saint Paul
wrote the Second Epistle of Timothy.
In which ho says , "I have fought a
good light , I have Ilnished my course- ,
I have kept the faith. Henceforth
there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness , which the Lord , the
righteous judge shall give me at that
day , and not to mo only but unto all
them who love his appearing. " The
next day after ho had written tliti
epistle he was put to death by Nero.
But , I .suppose , the llnest building it
Homo is the Church of Saint Paul
which was built by the government as
a monument to Paul. In It are eight }
columns , each of which cost $5,000
The Interior decorations are elegant
Some Italians speak English , am
when you tell them you are an Amer
lean they at once ask If you are fron
Now York city. They think that ii
all of the United States.
The kingdom of Italy has : ! 5,000OOI
Inhabitants , and the whole countr ;
can be pitched Into our own state o
Nebraska. Thus you can readily sci
how thickly populated the countr ;
must be. But they are coming ti
America by the millions.
Napoleon's Good Roads.
Talk as we may about the ci'uelt ;
of Napoleon , ho did one good' tiling
and that was ho built many good road
through the country , and for automr
biles these roads are exceedingly line
Homo is now a city of 000,000 Inhal
Hants , and as it is rapidly growing I
will soon have a million people. W
lind an abundance of art and sculpto
work in all these countries. Evan 1
the streets and along the roads ar
marble carvings that we as American
would bo glad to have in our Hbraric
and museums. Those Latin races liav
a wealth of treasures that Is priceless
Almost everyone seems to have a hei
itago of artistic art. The galleries an
museums are simply packed with th
'v ilnest of masterpieces.
Despite the opposition of the vat
can , the Methodist church Is growin
very rapidly. There are now lift
churches and the Italian conferenc
has forty ministers.
The Crandon Hall college for glrli
supported by the Woman's Forolg
Missionary society , Is nourishing , hai
ing now 00 girls In attendance. Thel
old college building , bought som
years ago at a cost of $40,000 , was r <
cently sold for ? 120,000 , and beaullfi
new grounds have been bought In th
center of the city for $00,000. .Th
college Is in great favor with the Catl
ollcs as well as the Protestants.
Treated T. R. Like King.
I met the private or assistant sci
rotary of Ambassador Lolshman n
the American palace. In calling
found Mr. Leishman absent on acoom
of sickness. The assistav * . told m
that a most remarkable demonstn
tlon was given ox-President Theodor
Hoosovelt , as though ho were an en
peror or a world ruler , on his visit t
Home. All classes showed him greii
respect and everywhere the peopl
seemed proud of our noted statesnuu
May it always bo so of our rulers an
All through Italy their laws arc ver
strict. Even servants at the hotel :
as well as other laborers , must hav
eight hours of sleep in a day of twei
There are many people hero wh
are to bo pitied on account of the fac
that there are so many people wh
have no chance of even making a di
cent living , but are compelled to llv
on bread and water.
So much for the famed city of Honu
that saw "her glories star by star e :
Hear of Edward's Death.
Venice , Italy , May 11. Special t
The News : Once more from th
scenes of oriental beauty I greet th
readers of The Norfolk Dally News
but this time after a very ulronuou
On leaving Homo wo heard of th
death of the great and good kingEi
ward VII of England , whoso death 1
being mourned by all the nations c
the earth. Kings and queens mua
pass over the river as well as the fral
mortals of the dust.
After ( i run of 1G2 miles we reachci
Pisa , a city of 100,000 people. Wi
hired carriages and began to see thi
town at once. The great attraction
hero are the cathedral and the leanini
The Duomo or Cathedral has om
very noted picture , the patriarch Ab
rnliani offering up his son Isaac. Thl :
of the seven wonders of the world. I
is ISO feet high and the top leans four
teen feet from a perpendicular. Ol
the top are seven bells which represent
sent the musical scale. It wan mj
privilege to visit this tower and eliml
it three years ago.
Besides these buildings , Pisa Is ar
The Art at Florence.
Another leap and wo passed througli
a very beautiful country and reached
Florence , once the capital of the king
dom. Here are paintings and works
of art that the world cannot buy. In
the city hall Is a bronze Htatuo of a
boy holding a llsli , not over two feet
high , that our own Washington , D. C. ,
offered ten million dollars for , but it
Florence ts in a valley divided by
the beautiful Arne river , whH-h also
runs through Pisa and empties Into
11 the Bca. This river- will forever bn
liked with ( ilrolnum Savonarola , llio
great and ploiiH reformer during the
Hcformatlon , and It will bu romom-
In-red that he was burned at the stake
for preaching righteousness and the
gospel of ChtiHt , and hiH ashi'H were
thrown Into the Arne river and were
carried away to the sea until the roaur-
rectlon of both the just and the un
Wo visited the noted UhT/l art gal-
ry , also the Academy of Fine Arts ,
ly a special penult from the state
oerotilry of Italy 1 received permlM-
Ion to take my party to the royal
lalaco. This wan the home of the
ting of the Florentines and Is now the
mlaco of the king when he comes to
'lorence. Talk about wealth , money ,
owela and diamonds this palace Is
nil of the llnest of furniture , pictures ,
, 'asos , dlHhi's. Everything has 'upon It
.he stamp of an enormous cost. The
.inrty were greatly pleased and In-
.ensely delighted to visit this famous
[ talaee. We hired the best automobile
wo could get and toured the country
visited the public gardens far out tin
mountain to the piazza of Michael An
gelo , and then twenty miles up thi
mountains to Flesolc , an Important
Etruscan city and the mother-town ol
Florence. I have a party of peopli
who want to see the country am
everything of Interest , and we are see
ing it splendidly.
Wo visited , In the Church of Santi
Crace , the tombs of Galileo , Dauto am
Michael Angelo. Florence Is a beau
tiful place , and up and down the moun
tains there are terrace gardens , or
chards and parks. It Is now a city o
Sermon In Italian.
Wo visited the Italian Methodls
church conference. All the servlci
was in the Italian language. Wo bean
the missionary sermon and 'all ' wi
could niiduistand was the "amen" a
the close , and I wondered how man ;
Norfolk people have gone to their owi
church and did not understand anj
more than the amen.
Ono great thing that helps the It :
boring men in Florence , is from 0 f
in. to 10 a. m. the street car compan
charges but one cent car fare. 1 wen
out at 5 : HO a. m. and took a ride on
car with those men as they were goin
to work. They all seemed happy tin
contented , but what do you think the
were taking with them for dinner
One-fourth of a loaf of hard Italia
bread , and then they drink water an
eat this bread. Do you wonder tlui
they want to come to America ?
I must confess that we do not Icwr
what poverty is In America , for mot
people live like kings and queens an
enough is wasted to support thousand
of others yearly.
At the Methodist conference 1 wa
introduced and addressed the mcetliif
Bishop Burt was presiding. Dr. A. I
Leonard of New York was piesen
Di. Spencer , the president of the Boys
College In Home , also Dr. Tipple , th
pastor at Homo , who was connecte
with the Koosevclt incident and ha
shown how the pope tries to make th
whole world subservient to himself.
After seeing all the places of thl
beautiful city wo took a fast train t
Venice , passing through the most bcai
tifnl scenery that we havewitnessei
The most Interesting wtio the passin
from ono tunnel to another until w
reached the summit of the Apponnin
mountains , from which It seined th
whole country was a green carpi
stretched out before the eye. Beai
tiful ! Surpassing the paradisical di
scrlptlon of the poet. At last , charme
by 1100 miles of such landscape , w
reached this ancient , quaint and woi
derful city of Venice. Hero we sto ]
and soon shall wo move on like
swift footed steed.
Charles Wayne Hay.
Thornberg Collapses on Witness Stan
Neligh , Neb. , June 11. Special t
The News : Following the utter co
lapse on the witness stand late la :
evening of F. M. Thornberg , the At
telope county farmer accused of mu
deriny his neighbor , A. G. Rakov
court was adjourned shortly after
o'clock this morning until 3 p. m. Moi
day afternoon , pending development
in the defendant's condition.
Attorney Harrington , ono of th
counsel for the defense , declared tlui
ho thinks Thornberg is threatene
with brain fever. But no definite stati
ment has been obtainable regardln
the exact cause of the man's brcal
down. Ho was noticed to swoon afte
court adjourned at 0 o'clock for th
day. Ho had been under cross-oxan
Inatlon at the hands of Senator Allot
For three hours doctors worked wit
him in the courtroom and then he wa
taken to a hospital.
In excusing the jury till Monday al
ternoon , Judge Welch said :
"You will not talk about this cas
with anybody ; you will refrain fron
reading any newspapers. If any pei
son approaches you and tries to dia
cuss the case , you will walk away ; 1
ho insists , you will take the name am
report It to the court.
"You , yourselves , are a part of tin
court and 1 admonish you to do youi
Nollgh , Neb. , Juno 11. Special ti
The News : After court had adjournei
for the day yesterday at C o'clock , am'
while the vast crowd was leaving the
courtroom , F. M. Thornberg , the defendant
fondant In this murder case , was seer
to reel In the witness chair. A total
collapse under pressure was pro
nounced by the attending physician
D. W. Beattio. Mr. Thornberg was
worked over for about one hour In the
court room , when he was taken to the
liospital. At 0 o'clock in the evening
10 was pronounced as Bleeping. In re
sponse to a telephone message to the
ihysiciau In regard to the possibility
of the defendant being able to resume
ho witness stand In the morning , ho
stated that was a question ho was un
able to answer.
As the witness had only partly boon
xamiiiod by the state It became * ap
parent that ibis certain turn of affairs
was quiti ) a serious handicap In the
case. What the result might bo was
only a mat tor of guesswork.
Thornberg Children On Stand.
Tin1 MlsHcs Dolu and Anna Thorn
berg , aged Ht and 1-1 years respective
ly , ami Alfred Thornberg , aged 17 ,
daughters and son of Frank M. Thorn-
erg , who Is charged with the murder
f August Hakow on Thursday , Oc-
ober 7 , were on the witness stand
esterday. examination of these
oung peoVle was of a mild form , and
othlng of a startling nature developed
iy their lesllmony.
Killed Rabbits With Revolver.
"During the afternoon session MTH.
i'hornberg was placed upon the stand.
She test Illcd to the washing of the
lood from the face and hands of her
insband when ho was In the house
mil before they started for Neligh to
lecuro medical attention , She alsu
di-ntllli'd the clothing ho had worn
hat fatal morning , and also slateil
.bat It had been the custom of tin
family for years to secure rabbltH U
feed the chickens. This was alsi
sworn to by the entire family. Al
though there wore two shotguns li
the Thornberg home , It was the general
oral custom of the father to sccun
these rabbits with llio yii-callbro re
Thornberg Groggy On Stand.
At UiHfi In the afternoon the defen
dant was placed upon the stand. A
li o'clock howast still being cross-ex
amlned by Senator Alien when ad
journmcnl was taken until the umia
morning session. The rigid and sc
vero cross-examination of the senate
was telling on the witness before tin
"When Hakow was In the middle o
the load of hay and seven or elgh
feet from y.ou , and had the fork In :
raised position , at thu same time til
It-ring this oath , why did you not thoi
get off the rack ? "
The witness hesitated an unusuti
length of time to this question , air
when ho did answer , It was :
"I don't recollect. "
This was the same answer given t
similar questions on this line a nun
ber of times.
It certainly Is a puzzling case , an
those who have had the opportunity c
attending each hour of the day ar
unable to guess what the verdict c
the jury may be. To a certain exteu
sentiment is divided as to the guilt c
innocence of tile accused. It I
thought by some that the jury will IK :
tind him guilty of lirst or second di
greo murder , but may llnd on th
charge of maimlaughtor.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Juno 10. Late ?
reports show the following totals o
Hobert S. Vessey , progressive , 21
970 : George W. Egan , indepondcn
20,001 ; S. H. Elrod , stalwart , 17,703.
Pierre , S. D. , June 10. All faction
today concede the re-nomination c
Vessoy , progressive , for governor an
Burke and Martin , stalwarts , for coi
The official returns may bo necei
sary to decide nominations of the oil
ers In the ticUot.
Cries "Fire" at Fiim Show.
Omaha , June 11. Giving a terrif ;
ing shout of "lire" during a movln
picture exhibition at Workman ten
pie , South Omaha , last night , a inai
unidentified at present , created a wil
panic and in the rush for exits seven
persons were bruised and slightly ii
The auditorium of the moving pli
ture theater was in total darkness :
the time while the views were belli
thrown upon the screen , and in th
stampede several persons were Iran
pled upon or crushed against the scat ;
During the panic the man who uttcre
the cry of terror disappeared and ha
not been apprehended. It is tbougl
by the police that ho is a miscrcai
and instigated the stampede purel
from mischievous motives.
During the excitement a lire alan
was turned in ami company No. 3 tn
swored the call. Near Twenty-lift
and M streets ono of the big horse
stumbled and fell , receiving injuric
from which it died within a few m <
1,000 Acres in Vineyard.
NIohrara , Neb. , Juno 11. Spcclti
to The News : In addition to th
$30,000 worth of land bought of i :
G. Foreman , F. JaeggI and ,1. G. Mo ;
baclier purchased about $10,00
worth of hind from Fred Limits am
A. Pease who live near hero.
These buyers expect to use ncai
Iy 1,000 acres for a vineyard. The ;
will turn Angora goats onto 400 acre
to oat the willows and bothersome mi
dergrowth. Mr. .laeggl Is a million
tilro whose family Is now In Europe
Ho and Mr. Mosbacher expect ti
make their homes in Niobrara , it i
In a recent dispatch telling of Mr
Foreman's sale of $ I0,000 ! worth eland
land , It was stated ho had madi
$21,000 profit here in ten years. This
was In a general business way am
not on thin particular land deal.
ANGLERS BACK FROM TRIP.
How They Are Telling About the Bit
Fish They Hooked.
Ed C. Engle. who , with Willlam %
Jones and A. 10. Chambers of Norfolk
Robert Grldls and James Hogan ol
Omaha and Paul Fauko of Hot
Springs , S. D. . has been on a llshlng
xpedltlon to Wood Lake , knocked the
own llsherman on a sandbar last
night when ho unraveled himself in
egard to the llshing at this popular
Nebraska Ilslilng resort.
After Mr. Bugle had told of his re-
out llshlng oxpcditlon off the Catalina
stands , claiming to have caught a 48-
loiind tuna , he began to toll of the
loautlt'iil Nebraska sunsets , the sand-
illl landscape , the rippling waters of
Jowey lake and the numerous catrhos
heso llguros from Mr. Englo'a comor-
at ion :
Mr. Knglo caught a four-pound hnss
Bill" Jones landed a six pound hues
'anl Fauko a four and on < half pound
unflsh , "Bob" Urlllls n Jive pound
of Imsn , crapplu Riul vunlUli Unit abldu
In tlit-Ho waters , until ho hail all bin
hearers on a keen edge.
Ho launched out on his western
catch ( the IS-pound tuna ) , the clom'Hl
lembor to llio shark family. Ihi-n on
ho Nebraska I rip. tolling It all as only
Ed" can toll It. The man who mil on
IIP edge of the clrclo of llslCm-i's car-
ig inorp for Humes than the "blood
Ingllng sensation" of extracting a llHh
rom water lo terra llrma , doduclod
rapplo and " , llm" Hogan n live pound
was. and "Al" Chambers went thorn
hroo pounds bolter. This makes Ihlr-
y-throe and a half pounds of tlsli.
If this can bo tied or equalled , Mr.
JiiBlo wauls lo know. The rules tti
; ovorn are simply regulation ball , fall
caloH and honesty.
Following llio bass catch Mr. Engk
'onccdod ' to Jones the basn ealch ol
the season. Ho said Mr. .lonou Jusl
mlled them out so fast thai llio nclua
omit was lost. Anyhow , declared Mr
Englo , "wo all had a good lime. "
Madison's Intcrurban Plan.
Madison , Neb. , Juno 11.--Special ti
The News : Mayor W. L. Dowllng
who Is a member of the oommlUoi
looking up ( ho railroad propohilloi
between Madison and Elgin , said 1 (
llio Comniorclal club last night tha
the cost of a 45-milo railroad fron
Madison lo Elgin along ( ho survo ;
which the Illinois Central made souu
twenty years ago , standard gaugi
track , with ( wo steam locomotives
twelve freight cars , and two trust :
line passenger and express cars , oai
bo conservatively placed at upward
of one-half million dollars. Not con
Hldorlng llio adjacent laud for tei
miles ( live at each end of the line
but considering half of till the lam
Ing lines , the proposed new roai
between the proposed line and exist
would alford an oullct for at leas
. ' 00 square miles , or ! ! 20,000 acres-
or to put It differently , 2,000 quarto
sections. If It bo ostlmaled that I
will add tin average of $500 per quai
tor lo the land It accommodates , th
result will bo tin aggregate Increase
valuation of $1,000,000 or double th
amount necessary lo construct th
If It bo estimated Unit the coiumi
dltles to bo carried over the road I
terms of the average yield of con
would bo about -1,000,000 bushels c
5,000 carloads ami if to tills bo tu
( led 500 cars of stock , which is a coi
sorvative estimate , it will aggrogat
5,500 carloads of freight annually. , '
is also estimated Unit such a roti
would carry , pn an average , lift
passengers per day a distance of to
miles , which may bo expressed ti
500 passenger miles , or $10 per tin ;
It Is self evident that the passongc
traffic of Itself would bo a losln
proposition. It is estimated , sal
Mr. Dowling , that it costs 20 percei
of ( he original cost of the road fr
maintenance annually. This woul
mean that $100,000 must bo earno
by the road each. Counting the ii
come from the passenger traffic f
$ : ii30 ( , there would remain $ OU50 : ! t
lie raised by freight traffic , whlc
\umld mean $ I7.f > l per day. Flgiirln
on an average of haul of twenty mile
and SOO bushels of grain to llio ca :
It would mean a cost of 2V1 coins pe
CUDAHYS BORROW 5 MILLION.
The Properties Mortgaged to Buy a
Issue of Gold Bonds.
New York , Juno 11. The Cudali
Packing company of Illinois has mor
gaged property hero and in the soul
and west for live million dollars I
the Sills Trust R. Savings bank an
William 11. Honklo of Chicago. Tli
mortgage is to obtain a1 percent gel
bond issue. It has twenty-live year
Mrs. Hlrschlag of llartar wis : lien
Fred Allsladt of Madison was In tli
city on business.
John Pliiniicy returned from a bus
ness trip at Omaha.
Frank Lamb and J. II. Lindsay n
turned from Madison.
Miss Emil Winter of J'ctorsburg wa
hero visiting friends.
Miss Lena Schroeder of Hoskln
called on friends here.
C. C. Gow returned from a buslnes
trip at But to and Napor.
Miss Mabel Tanner has gouo I
Omaha for a visit with her vlster.
Dr. E. 11. Hayes of Chicago is in th
city visiting with his brother , C. ! :
Mrs. Braner and daughter of Oak
dale wero' ' In the city visiting will
Tim Howard , superintendent nl tin
Western Union electric clock system
was In the city on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyilc Hayes of Omalit
ire In the city , visiting with his par
cuts , Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Hayes.
W. II. Albright of Iowa City , la. , win
lias boon here visiting with Ills cousin
Mrs. C. S. Hayes , went to York.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Ha/.en will re
turn from Omaha 'this evening. Mr
Hanon was atlendlng the meeting ol
the Masonic grand lodge.
Hev. Edwin Booth , jr. , Hov. Mr
liummcll and .Mrs. 0. H. Meredith have
eturned from Beatrice , whore they at'
ended the convention of the Slate
Sunday school association as dole-
atos from Norfolk.
Miss Emma Heckman has recovered
from an attack of measles.
Hoyco Kurd , a Junction lad , Is suf-
'oring from a broken leg , resulting
rom a gaino of ball.
Andrew Collins , nephew of P. J.
Stafford of Norfolk , dlod at his hemet
t Winthrop , la. , this morning.
A regular moot ing of namascui
chajilor , No. Sfi. ! will he ) iul l Monday
evening for wink In lliu It. A. M. do-
A logular pnietlco mooting of lliu S 1
'orfolk band wan hold last oveiilnit. '
'ho band 1 anxious to Mart llio sum-
James Humous of Albion IUIH Mr-
opted a position at ( ho Paclllc hotel
H nlghi dork , HUccoodliiK William
) 'BrIou , who has accepted a position
t the Fair More.
L. H. lliiiiln , who haa Just returned
rom a business trip throughout Iowa ,
oporls that tbo Iowa edrn IH looltlni ;
ory bud. The corn IH vei'y yellow and
sickly looking , ho says , dim lo lack of
Hansom .t Anderson report the Halo
if the Mrs. Mary Wood property at
he Junction to Conductor W. 10. Pen-
lor. The C. W. KvatiH property , alm >
it the Junction , was sold lo J. C. ICoor-
Graduation oxerclHoii al the St. Paul
Lutheran church will lake place Sun-
lay morning , wlion the otudoutit will
bo continued. The Christ , Lutheran
and ( ho St. Paul wlmol'H hint , day nf
school dikes place next Friday.
A large baud of gypsies who nro
camped on the west edge of llio city
wore In town "doing" everybody I hey
could. One of llio women , however ,
entered a local Rhoe store nud pur
chased an elegant pair of patent lonth-
er piimpH , for which llio dork demand
ed payment In advance.
According lo llio early exploding of
llrocrackefH which commenced Friday te
( ho sauo Fourth Is apt lo turn out
badly unless something IH done to
check Homo of the Hlmnllng. A num
ber of roportu show Uiat already the
blank cartridges In cheap pistols Imvo
been put to uno lii llio residence din-
Irlcl of the city.
Shooting In the east part of llio city
yesterday was Investigated by thu
chief of police , who round that after
a long wait one eltl/eu bad shot to
death a large cat which had devoured
about thirty of bis chickens. The own
ers of the cat are endeavoring to have
the citizen arrested.
C. A. Johnson , vice president of llio
Nebraska National bank , was In the
city enrouto lo his homo al Fairfax
from Yankton , where ho attended ( ho
South Dakota Bankers' association
convention , which ho says was a do-
clded success. Among the other Hose-
bud bankers at the convention worn
Mr. Lllllbrltlgo of Burke and Mr.
Mitchell of htiniro.
Allen Trulock has a sprained wrist.
and Harold Davey is bruised and cut
about the head and face as the result
of a Dftoen-mlnule light In an alley
yesterday afternoon. The light was
witnessed by a number of people , who
say it was a fast one in which Trulock
.sprained his wrist in endeavoring to
connect with-Davey's head. The light.
it is said , was the result of a quarrel
In it pool room.
Owing lo the fact that llio manager
of llio railroad men's baseball team
did not make his appearance Ial : ; even
ing at llio city hall where llireo other
baseball managers and a number of
fans wore wailing lo organize llio. clly
league ) , llio mooliiig was postponed un
til Tuesday evening , when it Is hoped
that all those interested in llio city
baseball league proposition will meet
at the city hall. Manager McMaslors
of the U. C. T. loam , Rasoloy of tbo
clerks and ICennerson of the Dromon
are anxious to get the league stalled.
"HARK ! DOGS DO BARK ! "
The Beggars Have Come to Town.
Rifled Moses Clark.
"Hark ! Hark ! The dogs do bark ,
The beggars have come to town ;
Homo in rags and some in lags ,
And some in a velvet gown. "
The cohorts of gypsies swept down
upon Norfolk yesterday afternoon and
began to make citi/.ens stand .and de
liver. Moses Clark was ono of the
IIrat victims. Failing promptly to pass
over his casli to these modern brig
ands , ti woman of the Iribo wont
through Ills pockets anil took a dollar
from them. Chief of Police Marqnardt
Immediately got busy and drove them
out of town. They then fell upon llio
Jnnclion like the wolf on ( ho fold and
were ilnally driven south of the river.
Country people to ( ho south should
take In their valuables and turn loose
SWIMMING SEASON STARTS.
"Come on in. The water's lino. "
The swimming season lias opened in
Norfolk. The lirst plunges were taken
yesterday afternoon after several pairs
of lingers had announced thai llio time
At llio inllldam a bunch of young
sters lirst felt out the water and then
announced their Ilndlng. The balance
of the crowd began stripping and
shortly there was splashing In the
loop and treacherous Norlhfork. There
was no drowning last year , but the
water of the Northfork , fed by cold
springs undcrnc.ath , Is conducive to
-ramps and If persisted in , will claim
Is Not Lonn With Circus.
The circus career of Veron Gill , who
an away and joined the Gollmar
Jrothons show when they played hero
luno S , was of very short duration.
His father. J. B. Gill of 12U ! Taylor
ivunue , went to O'Neill and brought
ho lad home. In explaining his tict
'eron , who Is 17 years old , says ho
vtis endeavoring to work his way to
s'ortli Dakota , whore ho has an uncle ,
'he show Is scheduled to play through
hat stato. The boy was working In
one of the side shows wlion found.
All Keclal Diseases cured without a surgical )
operation. No Chloroform , Ether or other gen
eral aneaslhetic used. CURK GUARANTIED
lo lasl n Lim TIMR. C-J KXAMINATION PRBB.
WRITE I'OR nOOIv ON Til KJ AND UnCTAt. DISEASES WITH TFSTlMONIAt.S
O DR. E. R. TARRY , 224 Ren Dulldlne , Onimlia , NebratUa O
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