Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19?? | View Entire Issue (June 24, 1910)
mi IP xir i > L-ir t .if wwiri.vitfva innnvAT. wuinAV o.i
At hlKh loon today , nt the homo of
the brldo'H parcntn at Sehuyler , Noli. ,
occurred the wedding of Anton W. II.
Wlldo of Norfolk find Miss Mattlc K.
Smith , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. 12.
Wullman of Schuyler. The young
couple loft for Milwaukee , Win. , on
their honeymoon and will he at home
In Norfolk July 20. .William Hauptll
of Norfolk acted as hoot num. Mr.
and MTH. Arthur Kami of Hoaklna , J
MlHH Clara Wlldo and MHH ! Clnra Her-
HIT of Norfolk were among the guests I
at the wedding. Mr. Wilde Is the '
xon of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wilde of
this city. He holds a position heie
with the ' "
Northwestern railroad com
pany and In popular. In tmBetmll elr- j
ok'H he Is being heartily congratulated
as ho Is the Btar pitcher on the clerk's
NOT THE U. C. T. TEAM.
U. C. T. Ball Team Not In City Lea
gue Don't Play Sundays.
Norfolk , Neb. , June 22. Editor The
News : I desire to correct the stateJ
inent I understand was made In The
News that Mr. Heels , Mr. Atwood ,
and myself are listed on Mr. Mc.Masc'
tors' baseball team of traveling men.
To my knowledge not a member oflll
Norfolk council No. 120 approves of
Sunday baneball , much ICBS play. My
self and the two others above men
tioned are members of the U. C. T.
baseball tenm of Norfolk council No.
120. We are not affiliated with any
other team whatever. C. F. Chafey
is manager of this team and I am cap
tain , and Mr. McMasters lias nothing
whatever to do with It.
Very respectfully ,
M. L. ( Happy ) Martin.
CORN IS DOING WELL.
It Can Stand Another Two Weeks of
Hot Weather ; Rain Would Help.
One Norfolk farmer scoffs at the
Idea that the crops are suffering bad
ly In this vicinity from the drought.
The hay crop , he says , when ready to
be cut , will be very short on account
of Hie lack of moisture. Alfalfa , how
ever. Is looking fine on account of the
depth of the roots. The corn Is very
good and will not bo In danger for
at least two weeks. The wheat , he
says , will bo short headed also on
account of the lack of moisture when
heading out. Oats are up to this time
in good shape but will need rain in
about ten days to assure a full crop.
Canvass for Interurban.
The preliminary canvass to ascer
tain how much stock could be sold
among the people Interested , provid
ing the Norfolk-Newman Grove interurban -
urban line is built , will be started
within a few days. All the committeemen -
teemen for this work have now been
named. An enthusiastic meeting was
held at Woodmen's hall , ten miles
south of Ilnttlo Creek , Tuesday night ,
attended by a hundred farmers of
that vicinity. The Norfolk Commer
cial club was represented by Secre
tary L. P. Pasewalk , W A. Wltzigman
and C. P. Parish.
President Killian had been Invit
ed to come and make a speech In the
Bohemian language to the Bohemians
of that territory , but owing to Illness
was unable to go. Secretary Pase
walk gave an outline of the plan.
The farmers present were enthus
iastic , many stating that they would
take stock. One man , against the
project heretofore , said he'd take
$4,000 In stock. lie owns SOO acres
A new route , saving five miles
from the original plan , is now con
templated. It would go southwest
from Norfolk , joining the valley of
the Battle Creek at a point live miles
south of the town of Battle Creek.
M. Green went to Columbus on busi
J. A. Huebner of Hosklns was in
C. L. Anderson of Newport was In
the city visiting with friends.
Miss Emma Braasch has gone to
Platte Center to-visit with relatives.
Mrs. Wagner and Mrs. Stark of
Creighton were here calling on
Mrs. J. F. Faubel of Gilead , Neb. ,
is In the city visiting with the A. G.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mullen have
returned from a pleasure trip at Hot
Springs and Deadwood.
Mrs. Ray Rusk and small son are
visiting in Valentine , Neb. , nt the
home of Mrs. Rusk's aunt , Mrs. G. W.
P. II. Patten , general equipment en
gineer of the Nebraska Telephone
company of Omaha , was In the city on
Ray Estabrook has returned from
Lincoln , where he has just completed
his first year's study of the violin un
der Professor Steckelberg.
Miss Florence Sheean , who has
been attending school at Mt. St.
Mary's seminary In Omaha during the
past year , arrived home to spend her
P. H. Dnvls , L. H. Hinds , Will
Graves and Mr. Inman of Hlgbmore ,
S. I ) . , a brother of Mrs. P. W. Hull ,
nave gone to Norrls , Canada , to look
over Canada lands.
Miss Dollle Pfunder departed for
Chattanooga , Tenn. She will visit
points in Tennessee and Georgia this
summer and attend a southern college -
lego during the winter.
The Ladles' Aid society of the Meth-
A. M. Wurtz Is on the sick list ,
odlst church will hold a social afternoon
noon Thursday at the homo of Mrs. H.
A. Drobert. H.a
The ladles of the Second Congregational
tional church will have their tea and
talk with Mrs , John Kocrbor Friday
afternoon , with Mrs. Walling assist
The Nellgh baseball team and the
Norfolk clerks crossed bats at the ;
driving park diamond Wednesday nf-
ternoon. A fa t game wan anticipated.
toNi The baseball game between the
Norfolk Elks and V. C. T. teams will
bo held at the driving park diamond
July ! 2. The Elks players will begin
practicing for the game soon.
T. I * . Mathews , proprietor of the
Peoples Department store , returned
from his home at Grand Island where
he had been quarantined for two
' weeks. One of his children had been
suffering from an attack of scarlet
M. J. Sanders and Walter Jones of
the . Nebraska Telephone company
have gone to Wayne to look over the
damage done'to ' their company's lines
"from the recent Hood. One large
cable , It Is reported , was destroyed
Riding on a motor cycle from the
western coast , a tourist passed
through Norfolk yesterday afternoon
cnroute to the eastern coast. The
road conditions he said all the way
were very good on account of being
free from mud.
Norton Howe and Stanley Dlxon encr
joyed J line fishing at the mill dam' 1
yesterday morning. Mr. Howe enjoytli
ed a bath In the waters when he ac-
cldontally ' ' slipped and fell Into the
deep ' water. He had the advantage ,
hdwever. ! of being an expert swimmer
nnd reached the shore In safety.
Eric Neltzke , 7-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Neltzke of Hosklns.
suffered a deep wound over his left
eye this morning as the result of being
kicked by a C-weeks-old colt with
which he was playing. Ho was
brought here and it was found necesai
sary to take two stitches to close up
Taking possession of the Union
Pacific restaurant on North Fifth j j
street , a drunken stranger in the city
commenced "cleaning house" yestercc
day afternoon. After doing some
damage to the furniture and carpets ,
the proprietress ol the place called
the police nnd the man was placed be
hind the bars at the city bnstlle.
Norfolk's firemen will send to Madi
son on July 4 n running nnd baseball
team to participate in the contests
which are scheduled to take plnce
there. At n special meeting held at
the city hall last evening Ed Monroe ,
A. W. Finkhouse and L. V. Kenerson
were appointed n committee to ar
range to send the firemen to Madison.
\lthough yesterday was the long
est day of the year it wns a wnrm one
for the many citizens of Norfolk who
sweltered in the hent of the sun's
rnys. A number of men were seen
on the street with white- duck trous
ers. It wns estlmntcd on good au
thority that more cold drinks were
sold Tuesday than any dny of the
City Dog Tnx Collector Hamilton re
ports the execution of six dogs Tues
day. The animals had no tngs nnd
their owners not calling for them in
the specified time the execution was
necessary , he snys. No more dogs
are cremnted here. The enslest way ,
snys the dog catcher , is to kill them
in tl regulnr way nnd bury them
In the dump grounds.
Funeral services over the remains
of 8-year-old Ella Fisher , dnughter of
Mr. nnd Mrs. Ernest Wisher , who rt ed
at Plntto Center , took place at the
Christ Lutheran church Wednesday
afternoon. Rev. Mr. Miller had
charge of the services after which
the remains were Interred In the new
Lutheran cemetery. Four little girl 1
friends of Ella's ncted as pallbearers.
Ernest Fisher wns nt one time yard
man for the Edwards & Bradford
Lumber compnny here and now holds
n similar position nt Plntto Center.
Although complaints hnvo been
mnde against the festival lights nlong
Norfolk avenue by a number of people
ple , nothing has been done to put
them in shape. The bone of conten
tion bus been that people hnullng hay
into the city have often had narrow
escapes from being swept off their
wagons en account of the lights hang
ing too low. An accident was averted
yesterday by the coolness of a driver
on n large van belonging to the Nor
folk Storage company. As the van
came up the street it came in contact
with one string of lights , which broke
off and fell to the ground where the
electric , light globes popped and broke
with n noise like so many shots from
a gun. The horses became frighten
ed , and commenced running away up
Norfolk avenue. The driver , however ,
succeeded In stopping them and there
was no damage done to the van.
Oscar Palmer , who was killed In
an automobile accident near Spalding
Friday afternoon , was known In Nor
folk. While driving his machine to
Spnuldlng from Petersburg , where he >
had attended a ball game In company >
with another Spalding man and two
ladles , Palmer wns trying to make a
hill near Spalding when the machine
commenced backing down the hill
Efforts to stop the car were fruitless
and it finally backed over n steep em -
bankment nnd turned turtle over the >
occupants of the car. The three other
people escaped serious injury but one
of the levers pierced Palmer's lungs
and he died before ho could be taken
from beneath the automobile. Palme
was about 38 years old and up until a
year ago was In the well digging
business at Spalding. Ho sold ut
and was engaged in driving his auto
mobile about the country. His par
ents live at Spalding.
Ball Season Opens Sunday ,
Next Sunday , Juno 20 , will be he
opening dny of the city basebn
lengue teams. On this day there wl 111
be a double-header played at the driv -
ing park diamond. Mayor Friday wl 111
bo asked to pitch the first ball nnd he
Norfolk bnnd will furnish the musl .
The first game Sunday will be calle
at 2 o'clock sharp. The railroad men
and the clerks play the first game , fol
lowed closely by the firemen and Mc
Masters' traveling men. rfcue
There are six teams In the lengue ;
now , including the Edgowater team ,
Each team will play every other op
posing team three games , making a
total of forty-five games Tor the sea
t-on. Each of the teams will name
day which will be known as "ladles-
day. " On this day ladles will be adpa
mlttcd free into the grounds. This
| wns the outcome of the meeting of
the Norfolk baseball league held at
the L. Drueggcnian olllco Tuesday
evening with Prebldent W. F. Hall
presiding. A large and enthusiastic
crowd of fans were present and base
ball was dlscuss-ed In a manner which
I would put to shame the magnates of
the large leagues.
i CU-orge O'Toole , once an olllclal urnav
plre of a league , was elected olllclal
umpire of the league. He will be lord
and master of the games. He It will'cli ! '
lit to settle any disputes which may
| arise. He alt-o was given complete I
control of all games and authority to
bench any player whom he sees lit.
| | The rules that the officers and di
rectors have put into effect have set
, tled all danger of any trouble between
players or managers. The scorecard
I and prize committee will soon have
cards printed which will be given out
at the grounds free of charge. On
tin-be scorecards will appear the ail-
vertlbements of business men who will
IK asked by the committee to offer
borne kind of a prize for the winning
team ot any game they wish.
No player of any of the teams Is al-
lowed to play with any of the other
teams in any of the lengue contests.
Fifty percent of the gate receipts
will go to the general fund to defray
expenses , while 30 and 20 percent of
the remainder goes to the winners
and loserb of the games played.
Last year's entrance fee was thorf0
oughly gone over and it wns finally j I
decided that no charge would be made
for the grandstand. The entrance fee
ti the ball grounds will now be 25
Evening games will cost but 15
cenU. admission , while Sunday and j
afternoon games the regular 25 cents. I
The six managers of the teams were
ordered to make all arrangements for
the opening games Sunday nfternoon ,
when n record brenklng crowd is
looked for at the driving pnrk.
Dies From His Burns.
M. Williams , COT Park avenue , who
early Sunday morning was fatally
burned ns the result of matches Ignit
ing in his pocket , died from his burns
Many of the wounds , it is said , were
much deeper than at first thought.
The reaction set in during the after
noon and Williams died from the
shock later in the night. He leaves
a wife nnd one grown son , Clifford.
It was at first thought impossible
that the matches alone were the main
origin of the Hie. and an investiga
tion showed that Williams had car
ried a bottle of alcohol In his pocket ,
which was broken by his fall in the
coal shed. The matches rubbing
against the steel nails in his pockets
ignited the alcohol and he was soon a
mass of flames. The entire skin of
both arms nnd hnnds , including the
fingernails , had fallen off. His body
was horribly burned.
Williams Was a Plumber.
He was 65 years old and had lived
In Norfolk two years , coming hero
frotn Portland. The funeral will be
held from the house nt 4 o'clock this
nfternoon , Rev. E. F. Hnmmond in
charge. Burinl will be in Prospect
Sixty Days for Housh.
Claude Housh wns sentenced to six
ty days in the county jnil by Justice
Elseley for assaulting Harry Howarth ,
the high bchool janitor. Housh , ac-
( ording to witnesses called to testify
in the case , bent Howarth over the
head with n brick , cutting two Inrge
gashes in his head. Enrl Housh , n
brother , was dismissed. He , according
to witnesses , had nothing to do with
the fight and pulled his brother from
liowaith , who was lying on the
ground. Housh will probably be taken
to Madison today.
County Attorney Nichols was indig
nant after the judge had said that a
bixty-day se'ntence would be pronounc
ed , when he heard rumors that pres !
sure was being brought to bear to re
duce the sentence to a money fine.
"The defendant was guilty and de-
Ferved the jail sentence , " he said. Ho
was not pleased with the idea of com
ing to Norfolk repeatedly to prose
cute criminals , only to have court
leniency offset the effect of the prose
MONEY FOR WAYNE SCHOOL.
State Officials Decide Appropriation
Lincoln , June 22. There seems no
doubt now that the Wayne normal
school will be opened for business by
the state at the beginning of the Sep- 1
tember term. President Conn was
here discussing the matter with
Treasurer Brian. The two went over
nthe appropriation with Auditor Bar-
ton , who gave them to understand
he felt that the law would permit the
expenditure of the balance of the ap-
propriation for the maintenance of
the institution. The legislature appro-
priated $90,000 for the purchase and
"use" of the normal school and only
$70,000 was used in buying the prop-
orty. The other $20,000 the board be
lieves can be used for maintenance.
HORSE BLOCKADES "L" TRAIN.
Crowd Cheers Policeman Who Leads
Animal Down Incline.
Chicago , June 22. "Am I crazy or
arc my eyes kidding mo ? " a motorman -
man of a Kenwood train on the th
side elevated railroad gasped en
he saw n horse walking on the elevated
vated track near the Indiana avenue
Ho stopped the train suddenly and
the conductor hurried to the forward ,
conch to ascertain the cause of heap
delay. . heM
"I guess we'll have to quit , " said
the motormnn as the conductor ap
proached. "Bettor phone for the
wrecking crew , There'a a horse on
the tracks ahead. Take n look for
yourself. See ? "
The conductor announced to the
passengers the cause of the delay'
and then hurried down the track. At
the Indiana avenue station he found
Policeman William Granger and ap
prised him of the situation.
"You're nutty , " the policeman ex
claimed. "I'll take you to a doctor. "
After much persuasion Granger con
sented to Investigate the car man's
story , and soon was leading the aril-
| mat down the Incline at Oakcnwald
avenue and Fortieth street. A crowd
j I which had collected cheered the po
liceman when he landed with his
charge safe from the deadly third
Later In the day David Schuster ,
2823 Shields avenue , appeared at the
Stanton avenue police station and
claimed the horse. He said Unit It
had broken from its stall and wan
Instead of resting on Iron pillars
the elevated tracks are on a solid bed
and ; the horse had no difficulty in
walking the ties.
Madison , Neb. , Juno 15 , 1910 , 7:30 :
p. in. The board of county commis
sioners | , met pursuant to adjournment.
Present j , , Commissioners Henry Sun-
derman ] , John Malone and Burr Tnft.
On motion the board voted to ex
pend the Inheritance tax for n perma
nent , rend lending from Norfolk to
Madison , known as the Thirteenth
street road , said road to commence at
the corporate limits of the city of Norfr
folk. The board authorized Burr Tnft
to look after and have the surveyor
survey and make an estimate preparatory -
atory for advertisement of bids for
said ! , road.
On motion the following bills were
Fred Schilling , work , cornmls-
sloner district No. 1 $ 20.50
Rynold Bretschnelder , work ,
commissioner district No. 1 7.50
Ray Purdy , work , commission
er district No. 1 1.50
George Stork , work , commis
sioner district No. 1 3.00
Emll Hintz , work , commis
sioner district No. 1 4.50
Adolph Schilling , work , com
missioner district No. 1 9.00
Emll Gall , work , commission
er district No. 1 7.50
S. M. Clayton , work , commis
sioner district No. 1 10.50
Sam Lodge , work , commis
sioner district No. 1 (5.00 (
Western Bridge and Construc
tion company , on contract. . 5,000.00 I
John Malone , labor and mile
On motion the board then adjourned
to June 1C , 1910 , at 7:30 : p. m.
Madison , Neb. , June 1C , 1910 , 7:30 : p.
m. The board of county commission
ers met pursuant to adjournment.
Present , Commissioners Henry Sun-
derman , John Malone and Burr Taft.
C. D. Johnson , steward of the poor
farm , made the following report , which
was accepted :
Battle Creek , Neb. , June 1 , 1910.
To the Honorable Board of County
Commissioners of Madison county , Ne-
braska. I herewith hand your honorable -
able body my first quarterly report ,
for the year 1910 , as follows :
Balance in Battle Creek
Valley bank , Feb. 28 ,
1910 . $405.70
Cash receipts during
first quarter as fol
March 10 , one three-
year-old . $155.00
April 11 , 58 bu. 24 Ibs.
oats at 35c . 29.50
April 13 , cash for six
hogs to L. B. Baker. 127.75
April 20 , one hog to C.
F. Cadwell . 12.50
Cash expended as fol
April 2 _
To II. Barnes for 5
II. G. Whitney , express
on cream separator. 1.50
H. R. Lyman , buck
wheat flour SO
Win. Volk. seed oats. 20.80
Ralph Simmons , seed
H. A. Pasewalk , wngon 52.50
F. Mnssman , seed barley -
Dr. McKim , trentlng
Thomas Evens , seed
Freight on bull 6.80
One halter , Herman
Paid on steward's sal
ary , first quarter. . . . 53.45
Balance In Battle Creek
Valley bank $350.97
The following bills have been In
curred and on motion the same were
allowed and warrants ordered drawn
for the same :
August Steffen , coffin
for John Chadde $ 32.00
E. Hans 20.65
The Doering Drug Co. 5.80
M. L. Thomson 9.33
C. J. Strieker 3.25
W. L. Boyer 8.34
L. B. Baker 5.54
Battle Creek Hardware
Howard Miller 16.30
Charles Hanson 14.35
Morris Drug Co 1.70
L. F. Merz 4.45
Joe Dlttrick 1.70
C. D. Johnson , balance
on salary 60.55
Amount of unpaid bills 209.62
Respectfully submitted ,
C. D. Johnson ,
Steward of Madison County Poor
On motion the board then
ed. S. R. McFarland ,
Madison. Neb. . June 14 , 1910. The
board of equalization met pursuant to
law. Present , Commissioners Henry
Sundermnn , John Malone and Burr
Taft , County Assessor P. W. Ruth and
County Clerk S. R. McFnrland.
On account of apparent gross over
valuation on lots 2 nnd 3. block 47 ,
Clark's addition , Madison , Neb. , the
actual valuation wns reduced from
$2,700 to $2,200.
On account of apparent
valuation the actual valuation of the
o'-i of lot C and the e'.J of lot 7 and
lot 8. block 32 , F. W. Barnes' Third
' addition to Madison , Neb. , was re-
! ducfd from $2,430 to $2.330.
On account of apparent gross overvaluation -
valuation In the assessment the folvi
lowing lots were reduced on the ac-
dial vaulatlon :
Lots 17 and IS , block 15 , Park ad21
dltlon , Norfolk , Neb. , from $1,170 to
Lot 1 , block 0 , Park addition , NorM
folk. Neb. , from $1,120 to $1120.
Lot 7 , block 6 , C. S. Hayes' addition ,
Norfolk , Neb. , from $1.2CO to $860.
Lot 1 , block C , C. S. Hayes , addl-irn
Hon. Norfolk , Neb. , from $1.260 to
North 44 feet , south 90 feet , east
209 feet , block 2 , Pasowalk's addition ,
Norfolk. Neb. , from $1.300 to $800.
On motion the county clerk wns in
structed to correct the 1909 tux list
by computing the taxes on the north
44 feet , south 90 foot , oust 209 feet. ,
lot 8. block 2 , Pnsewalk's addition to
Norfolk , Neb. , on an actual valua
tion of $800 Instead of $1,300 on ac
count of over valuation In assessment.
On account of apparent gross over
valuation the following lots nnd lands
were reduced on the actual valuation :
Lot 7 , block 4 , Pasewalk's Second
addition , Norfolk , Neb. , from $900 to
Lot 10 , block 2. Dorsey Place addi
tion , Norfolk , Neb. , from $1,550 to $1-
Part ne i/i of 23-24-2 , Albert Holmes.T
from $5,900 to $2,950.
On motion the county clerk was Instructed
structed to correct the 1909 tax list
by computing the tax of part nc %
of 23-24-2 , Albert Holmes , on an actual -
tual valuation of $090 instead of $1-
179 ' on account of apparent gross val
uation ' in assessment
On motion board adjourned to meet
June 15 , 1910 , nt 9 a. rn.
Madison , Neb. , June 15 , 1910 , at 9
Board of equalization met pursuant
to adjournment. Present Commission
ers Henry Sundennan , John Malone
and Burr Taft , County Assessor P. W.
Ruth , and County Clerk S. R. McFar
On account of apparent gross over
valuation lots 1 , 4 nnd 5 , block 4 , Park
addition , Madison , was reduced from
$150 per lot to $30 per lot actual val
On account apparent gross over
valuation lots 18 , 19 and 20. block 3.
Gardner & Bransch's addition , Nor
folk , were reduced from $1,300 to $1-
150 actual valuation.
Walter Planck voluntarily appeared
before the board and consented that
the item of merchandise in his per-
sonnl assessment in Madison city be
raised from $1,000 to ? 1,800 actual
On motion the county clerk was in
structed to correct the 1909 tax list
by computing the tax on lots 18 , 19
and 20 , block 1 , Gardner & Braasch's
addition , Norfolk , on an actual valua
tion of $1,150 instead of $1,500 on ac
count of error in assessment.
On motion board adjourned to meet
at 1 p. m.
.limp 19 , 1910 , at 1 p. m.
Board of equalization met pursuant
to adjournment. Present entire board.
On nccount of apparent gross over
valuation lots 3. G and 7 , block 3 , Park
addition , Madison , were reduced from
$180 to $30 each nctunl valuation.
On motion the county clerk wns in
structed to correct the 1909 tax list t
by computing the taxes on lots 3. 6
and ! 7 , block 3 , Park addition , Madison ,
on an actual valuation of $30 per lot
Instead I of $180 per lot on nccount of
error in nssessment.
On nccount of npparent gross over
valuation the west 50 feet of lot 1 ,
Ward's Suburban lots , Norfolk , was
reduced actual valuation from $2.000
A. V. Smith , manager of the Farm
ers Mercantile Co. , Madison , came be
fore the board and consented to have
the personal nssessment of the firm
for the year 1910 raised on the item
of merchnndise from $8,000 to $12-
F. E. Davenport of Norfolk appeared
ed before the board and after examination I-
nation the board on motion raised (
his assessment from $7,500 to $8,500
actual valuation on the item of mer
chnndise. On roll cnll the following
vote was recorded : Sundermnn , no ;
Malone. yes ; Taft , yes ; Ruth , yes ;
McFarland , yes. Motion was declared
C. S. Bridge of the Sugar City Cer
eal Mills , Norfolk , nppenrpd before
the board and after examination his
assessment wns not changed.
A. H. Klesau , member of the firm of
the Norfolk Furniture Co. , appeared
before the board and consented to
have $1,000 added to the assessment of
said firm on the Item of merchandise.
John G. Osdiek , manager of the
Farmers Eleveator Co. , of Madison ,
appeared before the board and was
duly examined. The board raised the
assessment of the Farmers Elevator
Co. , on the Item of cash In bank $1-
800 and on average capital $2,200.
M. C. Hazen , attorney for C. J.
Verges , appeared before the board and
requested that the total tax of $1-
14C.90ifor the years 1891 to 1909 In
clusive on part of the nw J/4 of seVi
of 22-24-1 be reduced to $075.47. The i
matter was referre'd for later consid-
William Makelln made complaint to
the board regarding the nssessment
of the nw > 4 of 28-21-1 , asking that : n
reduction be made on account of tim '
ber on land. On motion William Make-
lln's assessment on the nw 14 of 28-
21-1 wns left unchnnged , the Biime not
showing error or gross over valua
On motion the board adjourned to
meet Juno 16 , 1910 , nt 9 o'clock n.
Madison , Neb. , June 16 , 1910 , at 9
Board met pursaunt to adjournment.
Present Commissioners Henry Sunder-
retn valuation on said lot was reduced
jfrorn , $1.775 to $1,595.
j On account of apparent gross over
valuation the actual valuation of lot
acIf . block 3. Pasewalk's Third adillAI
tlon , Norfolk , was reduced from $1-
200 to $1,000.
In the matter of the personal as-
| t-cssment of W. 11. Miller of Madison ,
Mr. Miller appeared before the board
i and after examination the board then
' raised his assessment on the Item of
I notes $1100 ; the Item of mortgages was
! raised from $6.000 to $8.200 ; and on
the Item of cash on hand , $2,000 was
On account of apparent gross over'
valuation the actual valuation of
7 and 8 , block C. Klmlmll & Blair's
addition to Tllden , was reduced from
$1,800 to $1,200.
On motion board adjourned to June
20 , 1910 , at 1 ji. m.
S. R. McFarland ,
Clinton Beats Gordon.
Gordon , Neb. , Juno 21. Special to
The News : The Clinton baseball team
defeated Gordon at Rushvllle by a
score of 8 to 12.
Pole Creek defeated the Davis team
near Gordon by a score of 8 to 11.
They Defeat Valentine.
Valentine , Neb. , June 21. Special to
The News : Valentine crossed bats
with the Omaha Giants ( colored ) at
Baseball park here today , resulting In
a victory for the Giants , 4 to 2.
Omaha Giants 30010000 0 4 7
Vnletitlno 00000020 0 2 4
Bntteries : Omaha Giants , Brown
nnd Brown ; Vnlentine , Grimes and
Fosberg. Umpire , Jackson.
Hosklns Still Dry.
Wayne Herald : Attorney Frank
Berry was at Hoskins over Monday
night where another applicant for a
saloon license at that place tried out
before the council nnd won , but Berry ,
on the part of the remonstrators , appealed -
pealed the case to the district court
on the ground of a lack of the requi
site number of free hold signers , so
Hoskins will be dry nt least until af
ter the glorious Fourth. Attorney
Davis had a hand with Berry.
R. G. Rohrke of Hosktns was In the
city transacting business.
Miss Margaret Hamilton returned
here from her school near Plainvlew.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Blakeman and
Master Clare Blfikernan are in Omaha
LeRoy Nethaway of Wahoo Is visit
ing at the home of his mother , Mrs. L.
Edward Mahoney of Plalnvlew Is in
the city visiting with his brother , Hen
P. D. Corell and George Kirk , prom
inent business men of Plalnvlew , were
in the city on business.
W. S. Buttertield has returned to the
Butterfleld ranch near Wausa , nfter
spending a few days with relatives
Mrs. M. C. Wilde and children of
linzile Mills are in the city for a visit
at the home of her father-in-law , Carl
Misses Julia and Anna Gross of Wis-
ner , who have been here visiting with
the Martin Kane family , have gone to
Wayne to attend school.
Mrs. H. G. Brueggeman and daugh
ters , Misses Emma and Elsie Bruegge-
mnn , will leave Wednesday for Ala-
rneda , Calif. , for a few weeks' visit :
Mrs. Arthur W. Sar , from Aberdeen ,
S. D. . arrived in Norfolk for a short
visit with Mr. Sar's parents , Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. Sar. She will leave Sunday
for her home in Aberdeen.
Mrs. F. E. Winters , enroute to her
home at Creighton from Pilger , where '
she had spent a few days visiting with
friends , was in the city visiting with
the J. F. Lindsay family.
J. E. Montague and family are
spending a week's camping in Taft's
J. M. Covert has gone to Vlnton ,
la. , to attend a "home coming celebra-
tlon. " This will be the first time Mr.
Covert has visited the home place for
more than thirty years.
Martin Kane , jr. , 10-year-old son of
Martin Kane , is suffering from an Injured -
jured foot as the result of stepping on
a sharp splint in a sidewalk.
City Clerk Ed Harter is the lucky
owner of a fine strawberry patch ,
which Is lu his garden on South Seventh
enth street. The strawberries have
already ripened and Mr. Harter's crop
is considered the best In the city.
Manager Ward of the Edgewater
baseball team had his men on the
driving park diamond for a workout
last night. The boys all show good
form and will without doubt make a
strong showing In the league series.
ors are arranging to go to Emerlck
this evening to attend the meeting of
the farmers Interested In the Norfolk-
Newman Grove Interurban proposition.
A largo attendance is looked for at
The meeting of the officers and di
rectors of the Norfolk city baseball
lengue will bo held tonight to. draw up
schedules of the games to be played.
The meeting takes place at the L.
Brueggeman electrical supply store on
Norfolk avenue. The basebnll mng-
nntes nro nil prepared to be present at
Ernest Fenske , a farmer living west
of the city , sustained a broken rib ns
the result of falling from his wagon ;
in the rear of the Knuffmonn ice cream
factory. Mr. Fenske was unloading
cream. He had one foot on the plat
form and the other on the wagon. An
other wagon passing struck Fensko'a
vehicle and ho was thrown to the
The Housh Trial.
Earl and Claude Iloueh were on trial
In JiiKtlciUls'loy's court Tuomlny on
charges tiled by Harry Howaith , the
high school janitor , who watt badly
cut about the head and received u
, liiokon nose when ho claims the two
_ Moduli brothers assaulted him lant
: wei-U on his own property. County
[ Attorney Jami's Nichols of Madison IH
proBOcutlng and Attorney 10. P. Weatli-
! erby Is counsel for the brothers. Harry
asr.v . Howaith was on the stand the most
part of the morning's session. A num
ber of other witnesses wore called for
, the afternoon.
j When court convened after the
lunch recess a number of wltncssim
j testified that Earl Housh had nothing :
. tn do with the striking of Howarth
and had pulled his brother Claude
' 'from ' Hownrth , whom ho had on thu
1ground. 1 .
A CLASH AT THE COUNCIL.
Chairman Winter Feels His Oats , Out
Becomes Tamed Down.
There were a few fireworks nt the
city council mi-eting last night.
Herman Winter happens to bo chair
man of the ways and means commit
tee. > And great authority goes with
that position , Herman thinks. In fact ,
for a time Herman let It ho under
stood that he was czar over that de
partment ansl that any other council
man butting Into that portion of the
city's business , must ho sat upon. But
It was Herman who was sat upon.
Councilman W. H. Blakeman had
been ' looking Into the way the water
pumping job is being run just at tlilB
time. He had been gathering figures
on the subject , to get a line on the
cost at present as compared with the
cost before the city took over the
pumping proposition some weeks ago.
And the figures wore not favorable to
the . present plan. They showed that
the present system Is an expensive
proposition ' ' for taxpayers.
"What right have you to bring In
those figures ? " asked Winter , remem
bering that ho was chairman of the
ways , and means committee. "I'm
chairman of the ways and means com
mittee and that's my business. "
Councilman Blakeman thereupon
politely but firmly told His Chairman
ship that as a member of the council ,
any city business was his business ;
that he was Interested In getting at
the details of the city's expense ac
count and that he'd keep on doing it ,
whenever he saw fit , without asking
Chairman Winter's aid or coneont.
He said some things to the chairman
that sizzled nnd the chairman tamed
down. Having been told whore to get
off , he acted as If he was ready to eat.
out of the hand that pointed the way.
By morning he forgot that part of
the : : incident nnd remembered again
that he wns chairman.
"Didn't I rub it into him ? " he said ,
patting ' ' himself upon the back , when
a friend met him on the street.
Acquittal in Mullen Case.
Mullen , Neb. , June 22. A Jury in
the district court , after three hours of
deliberating , returned a verdict acquit
ting Harry G. Mclntyre of the murder
of Oscar F. Hamilton , the nged lawyer
nnd land agent.
The case was given to the jury nt 5
o'clock nnd shortly nftcr 8 the mem
bers returned witli their verdict. The
result is no grent surprise in the face
of the showing mnde by the defendant
on the stand. Mclntyre was in the
courtroom sitting by Ills wife and their
twin babies. He wns cnlm and unper
turbed throughout the trial , but broke
down when the verdict was rendered ,
Perdue is in the Race.
Lincoln , June 22. Special to The
News ' : Deputy Superintendent Frank
S. Perdue has filed with the secretary
of state his application to have his
name placed upon the primary ballot
as candidate for the republican nom
ination for the position of state su
perintendent of public instruction.
Superintendent Perdue lias been dep
uty in the superintendent's office since
January 1 , 1909. At the time of his
appointment to the deputyshlp , ho
was county superintendent of Madison
county , resigning that position to take
up the work with Superintendent
Bishop. He has been Identified with
the school work of Madison county
since 1895 , having been city superin
tendent at Tllden and Madison before
his election to the county superinten-
Fremont Tribune : Peary's purport
ed proofs that were withheld from the
national congress in order that the
public might be made to pay more eag
erly and liberally to get them are now
being served up in magazine form.
It has been a matter of some specu
lation what manner of figures or doc
uments would be submitted to show
beyond a question that the north end
of the world had been found. Peary's
proofs consist of an interesting and
somewhat thrilling story of a trip
through fields of Ice. The story goes
Into the minutest detnil of prepnrn
tion. movements , operations and ob
servations , calculated to impress the
reader , not only that the trip was
made , hut that no one else could pos
sibly have mnde It.
The signs that Peary reached the
pole It must bo presumed nro In the
careful computations and deductions.
The proof consists of putting together
a Btory that will hold water. Edgar
Allen Pee or A. Conan Doyle could
have accomplished It without the
dangers and the perils of a winter in
the arctics , but Commander Peary
has not established a reputation ns n ,
The best proof , nfter all. will bo
the word and reputation of Peary nnd
the two men who wore with him. And
In this hypothesis there will nlways
bo the one cnuso for regret that the
great explorer , In his gluttony for
glory permitted none but the negro ,
Hanson , to take the final inarch that
I meant to stand at the apex of thu
Powered by Open ONI