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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAk FRIDAY , JULY 15,1910.
A. J. Pew of Madison wan In the
Henry HnaHo went to Mndlson on
Mrs. Emma KlngBley of Ogalhila
MHH | Hrnuer of Hndnr wns hero
visiting with frlendw.
MTH. August Dock of IIoBUlns wns
n vlBltor In the city.
Mr. mid Mrs. F. Lowry of Stnnton
called on frlendH here.
Mr. anil Mra. J. A. Hlnlr of Gregory
wore viHltorH In the city. .
Mr. and Mrs. F. Schul/ and son of
1'lorce were In the city calling on
Mre. L. I'nlm and son , Alhort , re-
'turned from a visit with relatives at
Efllo Cronk returned from n
with frlenda at St. Charles and
tJregory. S. I ) .
John 1'ofnhl of Hosklns was here.
W. E. Heed of Madison was in the
MTB. F. Heckmnn or Hadar was
John Donovan of Madison was In
C. E. Thew went to Sioux City on
A. B. Dillon of Onkdalc was In the
city on business.
August Deck of Hosklns was In the
city on business.
Doyt Alderman of Plalrivlew was In
tlio city on business.
Miss Louise Schulz returned from a
visit with friends at Pierce.
It. F. Schiller went to Sioux City to
see the Ringllng Bros. show.
Miss Anna Nelson of Hosklns was
In the city calling on friends.
H. M. Waddell of Phillip , S. D. , Is In
the city transacting business.
Mrs. H. A. Malcom and Mrs. P. Mai
com of Bristow n-ero visitors In the
Tony Neno , formerly shortstop on
the Norfolk ball team and recently a
member of the Kearney state league
team , is in the city awaiting word
.from Redlleld , S. D. , where he expects
to go to play with the ball team. '
Misses Minnie Eike and Agnes Glsh
pert of Pierce were visitors In the
Mrs. J. M. Swigart of Maquoketa
la. , is visiting with her mother , Mrs
C. Nelson , II. Manske and L. John
son of Pierce were In the city with
Miss Helen Marqtmrdt Is enjoying a
.three weeks' vacation , which she will
spend at Denver .with her sister , Miss
Judge Isaac Powers presided in an
important land case at Bloomfleld Fri
day in which he was taking evidence
Among the attorneys who were al
Bloomfleld attending the court were
Senator W. V. Allen of Madison , coun
sel for the principal plaintiff , and
Judge Evans of Dakota City , repre
senting the principal defendant. Sen
ator Allen passed through Norfolk Fri
day evening enrouto to his home at
Madison. Judge Powers has also re <
turned. The testimony Is not yet com
A business meeting of the Elks wll !
bo held tonight.
Dr. C. A. McKlm returned from
Omaha , where ho tvas elected ilrst
vice president of the state veterinary
n. G. Goodell has moved from 514
South Second street to 505 Soutl
Chief of Police MarquanU arrester
a Niobrara Indian yesterday afternoor
n a charge of "too much firewater. "
Jack Koenigsteln has gone to De
troit. Mich. , to attend the national
convention of the Elks as delegate
The Norfolk Mandolin club , who are
camping at lloche's , entertained May
or John Friday Thursday evening al
his camp near that place.
Hobert A. Gardner , national goll
champion , made a drive of 358 yards
ono of the longest ever recorded In
America , in Chicago yesterday.
Frank E. Smith , a Northwestern
brakeman , Is suffering Injuries to his
left elbow and knee as the result ol
accidentally falling from a car. He
will probably be laid up for a week.
The Norfolk band furnished music
for a dance at Neligh Wednesday
evening. Clarence Rasley came back
to Norfolk from his visit at Sioux
City for this occasion. He left Friday
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Degner and
George Wycoff have gone to Denver
for a week's visit. Mr. Degner and
Mr. Wycoff will attend the national
convention of hardware dealers , which
Is being now held at Denver , as dele-
.Kates from Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Ersklne have
returned from a three weeks' trip
through many eastern states , Includ
ing New York , New Jersey and In
diana and a short journey through
Canada. The crops In the east are
very poor , says Mr. Ersklne. Nebras
ka , In his estimation , is the best place
In the world. The crops here are bet
ter than any he has seen in the east.
The railroad men's and the travel
ing men's baseball teams were sched
uled for a game of ball Saturday after
nocn. Sunday's doubleheader Is ex
pected by the league management to
be games of fast and exciting base
ball. A largo crowd of fans is looked
for. The first game will be played be
tween the railroaders and the fire
men , the last gnmo between Edge-
water and the traveling men.
The extension of the Northwestern
railroad out of Dallas Is to be rushed.
At 5 o'clock last evening fifteen cars
carrying horses , material an.d supplies
were switched from the W. & O.
tracks to the Northwestern road and
started for the Dallas country , where
already seven carloads of material
had arrived. Six of the fifteen cars
were loaded with horses and a largo
crew of laborers were housed In the
Norfolk democrats hold a caucus ' <
overling and sent delegates
Saturday to the county convention at
Battle Creek. The First and Second
wards met at the city hall , but the
Third and Fourth wards held their !
meetings In their own precincts. The
lologates from the First and Second
wards were : Dr. A. Bear , Herman
Gerecke. J. F. Flynn. T. C. Cantwell.
P. M. Unrri-tt. Charles Hlce. H. C.
Krahn , E. Kauffmann , William
Since the first of the present month
the usual large number of traveling
men summering in Norfolk have , with
the consent of the "house , " gone to
parts unknown , some for two and
others for as long as four weeks of
vacation. The travel has been very
light and the hotel clerks are again
looking for the warm grasp of the
traveling salesman whose return is
now eagerly awaited. Many of the
men , when they return , will be bene
dicts , It Is said.
Now that the property owners on
Norfolk avenue have decided to pave
the street with concrete they will find
that the price of gravel has been In
creased from CO to 75 cents per load.
The Increase went Into effect at the
W. A. Wagner gravel pit on July 1.
How other gravel pits surrounding
Norfolk stand on the Increase Is not
yet known. The reason given for the
Increase at the Wagner pit Is that
there Is not enough profit In gravel
when sold at GO cents.
MAIL CARRIERS PUZZLED.
Not Allowed to Work Over 48 Hours a
Week , Are Up Against It.
Members of the carriers' force at
the Norfolk postolllce , according to a
decision recently handed down In the
court of claims , are not allowed to
work over forty-eight hours during the
week , but are required to deliver all
the mall tlioyt have with them on a
trip , even though their eight hours
has expired. Now the Norfolk car
riers are wondering how they will get
mail to the Norfolk people , when they
have finished their forty-eight hours
on Friday evening.
Heretofore the carriers on a trip
delivering mail have made It a prac
tlce to stop delivering as soon as the
eight hours of the day had expired ,
but since the now oraer lias gone Into
effect they have kept on working until -
til they finished their trip. At noon
Saturday they had but two hours and
thirty minutes more to work to finish
up the required forty-eight hours and
they went before Postmaster John R.
Hays to find a solution to the sltua-
To enable the Norfolk people to get
all their mall and the carriers to col
lect late mall , the postmaster told the
carriers to watt till late In the after
noon to make their trips , clearing up
the temporary stop of the mail de
livery. The carriers , howeve'r , are
still worried over the situation , de <
Glaring that although they are not
allowed to work more than forty-eight
hours In the six days of a working
week , It Is very likely that they will
have worked forty-eight hours before
Are Camping Out.
Friday night was an uncomfortable
one for a number of Norfolk families
who are spending a month camping
and fishing at the Krantz farm south
west of here. The crashes of the thun
der and the lightning gave the occu
pants In the four tents something to
think about for some time. After the
rain , however , silence reigned and
sleep again returned to them and to
day they are telling their friends how
nice It is to spend a month camping
and sleeping in the open. Among
those who are camping at this place
are Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Logan and
family , Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Davenport
and family , Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Stltt
and family. The party have four large
tents nicely arranged. The men go
out to the cam ] ) for dinner every day
and drive out again after working
hours in the evening , and enjoy baked
fish , which are caught during their
Dr. Ray In Gay "Paree. "
Paris , France , June 9. Still we tour
the continent. Leaving Amsterdam
we visited The Hague , the capital of
Holland , and by special permission
we were shown through the royal pal
ace , also the famous church In which
the noted pence conference wns held
in 1H07. The Hague is an ordinary
city and were It not for the fact that
It Is the capital It would be less at
tractive. Our next important stop was
in Brussels , the capital of Belgium.
This is a beautiful city , with Its many
parks , gardens , museums , galleries
and the royal palace. It could easily
entice the tourist to remain many
weeks. It is a great seaport city and
is also noted for the elegant rugs that
bear its name , and also the charming
lace factories. But just now It was
far more attractive on account of the
great world's fair , which has allured
people here from every land and
clime. In consequence of this , the
hotels of the city were greatly crowd
ed , and had our rooms not been engaged - ,
gaged a month before we could hardly
have found a place. After taking In
all the sights of this quaint old city ,
founded 2,000 years ago , we took a
fast express for gay "Paree , " and hero
we are domiciled in Hotel Percy , In
the center of the most fashionable
place of all the world's cities.
Effects of Paris Flood.
Paris has 2,500,000 Inhabitants and
is a great commercial metropolis , but
it is growing very slowly , the birth
rate being very small. The floods of
a few months ago have left their ef
fect on the city , because In place of
the old buildings that were destroyed
others far better and more costly are
being built. Many people lost their
lives during the floods and shortly
afterwards on account of sickness con
tracted during the storms.
The former proprietor of our hotel
died two months ago from the effects ]
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of the floods. But in going about the
city the btranger would not know
there had been a flood. Paris IB now
at Its height for tourists , and It IB re
ported 1 that th rc ar < > 150,000 Amer1
leans I now In the clt > , and they are all
assisting In making the city lively.
Everywhere you go , stop or ride you
meet these world famous travelers.
The American tourists are eagerly
looked for by all merchants and shopkeepers -
keepers , so that many stores , hotels
and olllces are named American.
Some even have the audacity to hang
out the sign "American Bar. " A Paris
dally , a couple of days ngo gnve nu
account of how wealthy Americans
spend money In Paris , and I will In
sert It here : For one week they spend
as follows : For hotel rooms , $65 ; for
restaurants and wines , $250 ; for
amusements and Hight-scelng , $125.
But of course this Is a high mark
and we do not all live on such n bnre
There are about ten countries of
Europe that are supported and kept
up by the money brought in by tour
ists. The people of Over Ammergau
make more money during the season
of the Passion Play than they make
during the nine intervening years
from one play to the other. Well may
the United States enlarge and In
crease and beautify her parks and pub
lic places , not only to keep her people
nt home , but to draw tourists from
other countries. America has many
beautiful scenes that should be visited
by every citizen before they cross the
Atlantic to see the relics and ruins of
a bnrbnrous nge and of races that
have been Incapable of governing
The liberties and advantages of
America are unequaled by those of
any other nntlon nnd our progress bus
been marvelous , for In a period of two
hundred years America has surpassed
all other countries in wealth , progress ,
invention and as a world power.
Church and State.
One act of our forefathers , almost
divine , wns to keep the stnte mid
church separate , and while ninny oth
ers hnve fnlled in uniting the two ,
our country has hnd pence with two
organizations. It is unwise for any
church denomination to have the ex
ecutive power In its grasp , and n
glance at history will show how true
this Is. France has a great problem on
now , and already the Roman Catholic
church and the state relation has been
dissolved nnd much of the church
lands have been confiscated. Now
this issue confronts the people , that
is , a desire by many to denounce all
religion nnd return to the regime of
reason , as during the French revolu
tion. Then France is heavily In debt
and her condition is just now very
grave. She has one-fiftieth of the
world's population , but also one-fifth
of the indebtedness of the world debt
of all nations , nnd the result Is that
her people are heavily taxed , and It Is
taking- the life of the people. Most of
them are poor and live In an attic and
Last fall the city of Paris issued
and sold additional bonds for $200 ,
000,000 to get money to pay the mir
nicipal expenses. Nations , cities and
individuals must have a pay day nnd
it cannot be evaded.
There are many famous places In
Paris to be seen. The Notre Dame
church Is 700 years old , and is n mas
sive structure. Then the Louvre is
the noted museum and art gallery , a
national monument. The Pantheon ,
Bnstile. prison cell of Marie Antoin
ette , tomb of Napoleon Cluny museum ,
monument of our own George Wash
ington and twenty dozen other places.
By special permission frcm the chief
of police , which we secured by giving
a signed statement , we visited the cell
where Marie Antoinette , Robespierre ,
Danton and other noted revolution
ists were imprisoned.
France has surely been a land of
bloodshed , for during' the revolution
2,700 victims passed through the same
entrance that we passed through to
see the prison cells of a few of the
He Likes Paris.
After all , Paris Is beautiful and nt-
tractive and one could easily spend
six months here and really not tire of
it. But we are soon to hasten on to
London. However , six of my party
have completed their tour and have
now left us. From now on I have Mr.
H. Myles and family , the cattle king
of Texas. They are a delightful fam
There is a large American colony
in Paris and the American church Is
under the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Mor
gan , a brother of J. P. Morgan the
We met Judge W. H. 'Emrlch , for
merly of Chicago , who has a large law
practice In the city.
It would be a pleasure to me If I
might insert a description of some of
the famous pictures or some of the
sketches of noted statues , such as the
Venus of Mlle , or Melpomene , the
largest ancient statue in existence , but
these additions to my letters would
take columns more , which might
cause the Norfolk dally to get out n
special edition ,
Charles Wayne Ray.
And Now to London.
Oxford , England , June 13. Having
remained five days longer In Paris
than our schedule , we went direct to
Havre and thence wo took the steamer
across the English channel to South
ampton and from there wo took a fast
train to London , the capital of the
British empire , but all wo could do
was to change cars and stations and
hasten on to Windsor In order to car
ry out our regular Itinerary. However -
over , wo shall return to London and
spend several days In the great me
1 must say wo have had great times
making trains and changing cars , but
wo have not failed thus far In our
tour . "Wo were greatly delighted to
reach Windsor , a city of about 10,000
people , but the great attraction hero is
the Royal Castle , which Is a'large mar
ble palace. By special pcrmlsulon we
visited many of tfie elegant rooms of
this royal place. The furniture , gal
leries 1 and apartments were all sump
tuous t and are well worth a visit , even
by 1 the president of the United * States.
We also attended the meeting In St.
George's ( church , which Is the royal
chapel. In this many of the royal
people ] have been burled and it Is
here that the late King Edward VII
IH buried and we saw the atone- over
the I tomb labeled the royal vault.
George i IV and Charles I are also bu
Windsor Is a beautiful place and
many attractive parks. After seeing
this royal city we hastened on to the
world famous city of Oxford , which
has 30,000 people and Is situated on
the Thames river , the largest in Eng
land. This Is a city of colleges and
the university proper composed of
twenty-one colleges , but there are
twelve other college * . In all there are
5,000 students here yearly. These col
leges furnish the main business of the
More Drink In England.
We were told by Mr. Arthur Clare ,
our hotel man , that drink Is on the de
crease in England and that England
bids fair to become a prohibition coun
try in a few years. Mr. Clare Is an
Irishman and says the bicycle Is the
main euro for drunkenness , for a
drunken man can't steer a wheel.
This being true , we ought to petition
congress to buy a few bicycles for
some Nebraska people. This would
have the long stay that some have In
I going to Lincoln for medical treatment
I at the hospital for inebriates. Who
is first to buy a bicycle to cure the
drink habit ?
Oxford is extremely interesting to
an orthodox Methodist , because it wa
here that John Wesley attended the
Christ's college and also formed the
Holy club , the beginning of the won
derful Methodist church , which has
brought blessings to millions of men
and women. It was my great delight
to attend church services of the Meth
odists at Wesley Memorial chapel ,
which Is a line large church. An amus
Ing incident concerning the organist
here and some Catholic bishops de
serves repeating. He was asked some
questions by these reverend gentle
men as they chanced to meet him and
in turn they asked him what church
he belonged to , and he answered
"The best in Oxford. " After answerIng -
Ing them twice thus they asked him
if his church had another name , and
he said yes , that it was the Methodist ,
whereupon they shook his hand gladly ,
saying "that Is right. " Every person
ought to feel that their church Is the
best or hasten to join another. Life
Is too short for people to remain In a
church and always feel dissatisfied
and disgruntled , and the devil finds
such people an easy prey to lead into
English Are Slow.
These English people are quaint and
are so extremely slow that they al
most rob Time of his power to record
the yearly milestones In their lives.
I don't know which is the less desir
able , to live too slow , or break down
the body by living too fast.
We visited the beautiful Botanic
Gardens , which charm ono with beau
ty and symmetry. In the city are
twenty-five nonconformists churches ,
one Roman Catholic , ono Jewish and
twenty-seven Episcopal. We visited
many of these , especially St. Mich
ael's church , in which Thomas Cran
mer was chained and also where his
trial was conducted when he was sen
tenced to be burned at the stake for
his fidelity to the gospel of Jesus , the
Savior of the world. There Is an ele
gant memorial monument here which
deserves a visit from every one , even
the pope of Rome. The Inscription ,
which I give below , Is self explana
"To the glory of God and In grate
ful commemoration of His servants ,
Thomas Cranmcr , Nicholas Ridley ,
Hugh Latimer , prelates of the church
of England who near this spot yielded
up their bodies to be burned , bearing
witness to the sacred truths which
they had affirmed and maintained
against the errors of the church of
Rome , and rejoicing that to them was
given not only to believe In Christ ,
but also to suffer for His sake , this
monument was erected by public sub
scription In the year of our Lord God
Then we went to the Identical spot
where these men were burned for their
religious faith. This Is the kind of
faith that Is needed today , that is sure
and unwavering. A visit to such a
monument helps one to more fully
realize the cost of religious liberty as
we have It In America. Cranmer Is
said to have witnessed the burning of
Ridley and Latimer on October 1 ,
1555 , ' but soon after Cranmer himself
was burned at the stake also. Let us
hope that such a day of bigotry and
Inhuman cruelty Is passed forever and
that a brotherly spirit may dominate
In all the churches.
England at this time of the year
presents a beautiful landscape and
Invites one to tarry many days and
enjoy the offered hospitality. The
weather has been pleasant here and
one can greatly enjoy travel. I had
almost forgotten , but just one week
ago the whole city was aroused and
excited over the coming of ex-Presi
dent Theodore Roosevelt , who wns
given the highest degree , D , C. L. , In
the British empire. It was conferred
on him In the Sheldonlan theater In
the presence of an Immense crowd of
spectators. English people admire
Roosevelt very much , as they say , be
cause he dares to speak out what ho
believes. Give us more such public
Closing this , we pass on to the home
Charles Wayne Ray.
Are fop Taft , Against Option.
Resolutions endorsing the adminis
tration of President Taft , commending
Senators Burkett and Brown , and
electing delegates to go to the state
convention at Lincoln , Instructed to
use their beat efforts to prevent the
Incorporation of a county option plank
In the state platform , constituted the
major portion of the business trans
acted by the republican county con
vention at Battle Creek Friday after
Although the convention had been
called for 1 o'clock , the delegates all
were slow In reaching Battle Creek
and It was after 2 o'clock before
Chairman C. A. Smith called the con
vention to order. In the absence of
S. C. Blackmail , secretary of the coun
ty central committee , W. N. Huso was
elected to fill his place.
John R. Hays was elected chairman
and W. L. Dowllng secretary , and af
ter the convention was ready for per
manent organization , these officers
were made the permanent officers of
There appearing no contests , the
delegates present from the various
preeclncts were given seats in the
convention and the delegates present
were authorized to cast the full vote
of the various precincts.
A committee on resolutions , one
from each town In the county , was
appointed by the chair as follows :
W. N. Huso , H. D. Weyqulnt , James
Nichols , C. H. Snyder , W. B. Fuerst.
Motion prevailed and the chair ap
pointed one delegate from each pre
cinct as a committee to select four
teen to the state platform convention
which meets in Lincoln. July 26 , and
to select , also , a member of the coun
ty central committee for each pro
State Convention Delegates.
After a short recess taken to give
the committees time to report , the
committee on nomination reported the
following names as delegates to the
state convention : Burt Mapcs , chair
man ; Howard Miller , secretary ; E.
II. Gerhart. C. A. Smith , C. E. liar-
low , T. E. Anderson , W. L. Dowllng ,
Morrlt/ Gross , Henry Massman , C.
E. Burnham , W. N. Iluse , M. D. Tyler ,
George Gutrue , II. Marshall , W. B.
The report of the committee was
adopted by the convention.
A county central committee was se
lected as follows , on recommendation
of the committee : Norfolk , First
ward , M. D. Tyler ; Second ward , Jack
Koenigsteln ; Third ward. M. C. Haz-
en ; Fourth ward , Robert Eccles ; pre
cinct , Burr Taft. Battle Creek , Ford
Volk. Union , William Ivenhouzer.
Enola , William Besk. Warnervllle ,
Fred Terry. Jefferson , T. T. McDon
aid. Grove , Charles Gobleman. High
land , Henry Massman. Emerlck , Wll
Ham Mclntosh. Madison city , S. C.
Blackman. Madison precinct , S. O.
Davles. Kalamazoo , J. M. Lefler.
Shell Creek , H. H. Alderson. South
Deer Creek , John Harding. North
Deer Creek , W. S. Crook. Meadow
Grove , H. D. Weygent. Schoolcraft ,
W. R. Martin , Fairvlew , O. T. Vostrom.
Velley , J. H. Massman. Green Gar
den , C. D. Schmidt , jr. After the ad
journment of the convention , the cen
tral committee met and elected C.
A. Smith as chairman and M. C. Haz-
en as secretary.
The committee on resolutions re
ported as follows and their recommen
dations were unanimously adopted :
We , the republicans of Mndlson
ocunty In convention assembled , here
by , unanimously commend and en
dorse the wise and vigilant adminls
tratlon of the president of the United
States , William H. Taft , and reassert
our confidence in his statesmanship
and his fidelity to the interests of the
We endorse and commend the laws
enacted by the congress of the United
States during the last session , and we
commend the records of the senators
from Nebraska , Elmer .7. Burkett and
Norris Brown , both In the field of gen
era ! legislation and in their faithful
and efficient representation of the in
terests of the state of Nebraska.
Resolved , That the delegates from
Madison county to the state conven
tlon In Lincoln , July 2G , be instructed
to use their best efforts to prevent
the Incoroporation of a county option
plank in the republican state plat
Make Your Home "Spick and Span. "
Every woman Is proud of a thor
oughly clean house. It means work
to keep things spick and span , but it
Is the result that counts. She'll wel
come any easier and better way ; but ,
for lack of it , has continued to clean ,
scrub , scour and polish , using the
same methods her grandmother did.
In modern times , why not use modern
methods ? Use Old Dutch Cleanser ,
the cleaner , scrubber , scourer and pol
Isher used In hundred of thousands
of homes. It does all the work with
much less effort and the result is Im
mediate. It scours pots , pnns and
kettles without scraping ; cleans all
sorts of floors and painted walls with
out hard rubbing and polishes quickly
and brightly. With this modern clean
ser housework Is made n pleasure and
done easily. Use Old Dutch Cleanser
for all your cleaning.
THIS COON CAME BACK.
Emas Coleman Takes Row Into Court
and Returns to Old Job.
Emns Coleman ( colored ) , who was
struck over the head by William Lewis -
is ( colored ) Thursday afternoon , Is
avenged and says the town Is not such
a hoodoo as ho thought. Ho has ask
ed to be given back his position ns
porter at the Oxnard and says ho will
remain in Norfolk. Coleman went to
Police Judge Elseloy and complained
against Lewis , who was fined $15.10.
Lewis In turn asked that Coleman bo
arrested and bound to keep the peace ,
claiming that Coleman threatened to
kill him , and that ho struck him over
the head only after Colemnn swore at
him. This story , however , Is denied
by Coleman , who says ho Is a peace
able colored man.
During the trial It developed that
Lewis is not married and that the ,
woman who wns Bupposed to bo his
wife Is his niece. This Lewis says IB
"I ain't married , Jcdge ; I was once ,
but my wife gone and died. This
woman IB my niece , " ho said.
The nlcco was , however , the party
most Interested In Lewis' welfare and
It was only through her efforts that
Lewis Is not at present behind the
bars at the city jail. She came to the
rescue In the nick of time. Lewis had
no money and she soon made a trip
to friends In the cast part of town ,
where the required fine cash wns bor
rowed and soon delivered Into the
hands of the justice.
MAY CALL A PASTOR.
Rev. R. Schimmeipfenng of Howells
Likely to Come to Norfolk.
Rev. R. Schlmmelpfennlg of How-
ells , Neb. , will deliver n sermon at the
St. Johannes Lutheran church nt 7
o'clock Sunday evening , may bo chos
en as permanent pastor of that church
by the congregation , who after Sun
day evening services will pass on the
question , Mr. Schlmmelpfennlg Is
said to have been a great friend of
Rev Carl Martin , the deceased pnstor
of the St. Johnnnes church.
Death of Col. A. L. Towle.
Vnlentine , Neb. , July 9. Speclnl to
The News : Colonel A. L. Towlo died
here Fridny morning. The colonel
wns one of the old settlers here and
up until four years ago was receiver
of the land ofllco for a number of
years , having been receiver of the
land ofllce at O'Neill previous to com
ing here. He wns 72 years of age.
He leaves one son. Was an old col-
dler and will probably be burled here.
Asks $30,300 Damages.
Neligh , Neb. . July 9. Special to The
News : Possibly one of the largest
damage suits ever filed In the district
court of Antelope county was that of
Mrs. Belle Roth of Fremont , a few
Mrs. Roth filed suit against the
Chicago Northwestern railroad rom
pany to recover $ . " .0,300 damages for
injuries received in the railroad yards
in this city on March 26 , HMO. In her
petition she charges that on the above
date she purchased a ticket from Ne-
ligh to CJenrwnter and entered a
passenger car on a inivcd train , and
while sitting on a seat In the car
the agents and servants of the rail
road company carelessly and negll
gently caused a collision between the
cnrs of said tiain , by means of which
she was first thrown violently back
ward striking a portion of the car
seat , and then thrown violently for
ward against certain sheet Iron and
wood surrounding the stove Itself.
She was bruised and had two ribs
fractured and other serious Internal
injuries , it Is alleged. She has expended
ponded $1,000 for treatment , she soys ,
and has failed to be cured and claims
to bo injured permanently. She has
also lost $300 wages as a professional
nurse up to this time , she charges' ' . In
addition to this she asks judgment for
$35,000 and costs of suit for the per
manent injuries she sustained.
Attorney M. F. Hartington of O'Neill
has been retained by the plaintiff in
the case , which will probably come up
for trial at the next term of the dis
Tear Down Old Bridge.
Valentine , Neb. , July 9. Special to
The News : There has been a crew of
men here for the past week at work
tearing down the 61d wooden railroad
bridge across the Niobrara river , and
Thursday they blew the old structure
down with dynamite and will tear It to
pieces and get out the timbers as they
lay in the river.
Founded Many Churches.
NIobrarn , Neb. , July 9. Special to
The News : The body of Rev. George
Williams , D. D. , who died In Lincoln ,
Neb. , was brought here for interment.
In 1882 Dr. Williams founded the Nio
brara Presbyterian church and did
part of the work of building with his
own hands. Ho was one of the town's
greatest benefactors and most pote'it
in intellectual and religious forces.
Twenty-two churches grew out of
his early missionary work In northern
Nebraska. Being a skilled workman
in wood he built eight of their pul
pits. He was n first lieutenant in the
civil war , a Mason and a Knight Tem
His appreciation of beauty and
meaning as found in nature , art , his
tory and religion wns extraordinary
and furnished the dynnmlc for able
sermons , lectures and service.
Rev. Mr. MacFadden presided at
the funeral service held in the Pres
byterian today. Rev. Mr. Steiner as
sisted and Rev. F. E. Thompson de
livered the sermon.
The Mnsonic lodge held their ter-
vlce nt the grave side.
Death of Louis Moritz.
Stanton , Neb. , July 9. Special to
The News : Louis Moritz , ono of the
prominent farmers of Stanton county ,
died at his residence on the Butterfly
yesterday morning at 5 o'clock. Mr.
Moritz came here at an early day and
by Industry and energy acquired a
large tract of valuable land in this
county. His later years were troubled
with ill health. He continued promi
nent In church circles until the tlmo
of his death. Ho Is survived by a
widow and eight children.
Politics In Pierce.
Pierce. Nob. , July 9. Special to The
News : The republican county con
vention for Pierce county has been
called to meet at Pierce on Saturday ,
July 1C , for the purpose of selecting
seven delegates to the state conven
tion and the selection of a county cen
tral committee. The convention will
consist of sixty-four delegates. The
democrats have called their conven
tion for Friday , July 22 , at the same
place. The leaders hero are planning
lo endorse Governor Shallotiborgor /
and Bit down haul on Bryan and hln
I Initiative and referendum and county
, option program. There IB no populist
organization In this county any more.
In the last election only two pops worn
found In the whole country and one
Of those linn slnco passed to his re-
To Camp nt Fort Rlley.
Stnnton , Neb. . July 9. Special to
The News : According to the ordom
received from the federal authorities
at Fort Rlley , Kan , the camp of lu
st ruction at Fort Rlley will bo estab
lished August 15. The Nebraska
troops consisting of the First and Second
end regiments of Infauty , signal corps ,
hospital corps and medical corps are
ordered there for the period com
mencing August 17 and ending August
During the time the Nebraska
troops are In camp the following reg
ular organizations will bo present :
Seventh cavalry , ( General Custor'n
old regiment ) , two regiments of In
fantry , BX ! batteries of artillery , a bnt-
tnllon of engineers , and also signal
corps and hospital corps. The Kansas
brigade will also be encamped at thin
time and Is made up of two regiments
and a battery of the Kansas national
Instructions are that all mall Intend
ed for ofllccrs and men at Fort Riley
should be addressed to show the or
ganization. The following Is given as
n correct form of address : "Private
John Doc , Compay L , First Infantry.
Kansas National Guard , Fort Itlley ,
Grand Master Speaks Here.
Probably the most' effective address
along the lines of frnternnl insurance
ever heard in Norfolk , wns the ono
given Friday evening by Grand Master
Workman A. M. Walling before the
open meeting of the A. O. U. W and
D. of 11. Notwithstanding the ex
treme heat of the evening , there wan
a good attendance of both men and
women , and the grand master work
man wns given close attention
throughout the entire address. Mr.
Walling divided Ills remarks Into a
comparison of the methods of old line
Insurance companies and the fraternal
beneficiary associations , showing'that
In times most needed the 'fraternals
come to the assistance of Its members
with willing hands and cheerful com
fort , while the old line people are on
ly interested in knowing whether the
last premium has been paid on the
policy , and that premium amounts to
many times the cost of a"8essments.
One class of Insurance Is carried at
actual cost of bare operating expenses ,
while the other is cnrrled nt a rate
that yield a nice profit to' the stock
Then the grand master workman
showed that while all fraternal bene
ficiary orders are good and all have
many features that are commendable ,
the Ancient Order of United Work
men of Nebraska stands head and
shoulders above every other one of
the forty-six similar organizations doIng -
Ing business In the state In the many
features favorable to the member.
One of these Is the provision in the
laws of the Workmen which does not
compel the member to die to win , In
that when he nttnlns the nge of 70 /
he may withdraw his membership and
receive back every cent he has paid ,
together with 4 percent interest. A
number of other features wore called
to the attention of the nmlience , showIng -
Ing why the Workmen organiii'Jon
hns gained such favor in the state.
Mr. Walling was In good mettle , his
voice was strong and the listener wns
impressed with the Iden that he is
sincere , honest anJ very much In ear
nest in what he said. He is devoting
two weeks to the Elkhorn valley , hold
ing a mepting every evening with one
of the lodges in the north part of the
state. He is accompanied by Deputy
Grand Master Workman Dillon on the
At the close of the meeting , light re
freshments were served by members
of Norfolk lodge , No. 97 , nsslsted by
the Degree of Honor.
BRUTALLY BEATS HIS WIFE.
For Fifteen Minutes Norfolk Man
Beats His Wife.
A wife beating took place in a Nor
folk homo on Philip avenue yesterday
morning. It is said the husband , who
spends most of his time loafing on
the streets , Is supported by his wife
who yesterdny morning took a beating
and abuse from her husband Just be
cause she ventured to tell him to
mend his ways. Neighbors say the j
wife had just finished a hard washing - |
ing and told her husband he should go
to work when he suddenly set upon
her. For fully fifteen minutes the |
wife was heard screaming and the- |
sounds of broken dishes rang out.
Many harsh and foul words spoken
In very loud tones by the husband
were heard. The children were In the
yard screaming and crying.
"Whether or not It is necessary to
beat a woman , " said a neighbor ,
whose family witnessed this Incident ,
"It should not be done BO often. "
Accident at a Funeral.
Mrs. M. L. Black has a badly In
jured spine , Mr. Black Is slightly
bruised about the body and their 3-
year-old daughter is slightly shaken
up as the result of being thrown from ,
their buggy when the horse stumbled
during a funeral procession of Httlo
Gail Reed nt 10 o'clock yesterday
morning. The procession was going
down the hill near the Prospect Hill
cemetery when suddenly the horse
driven by Mr. Black stumbled , jerking
the occupants of the buggy to the
ground. Mrs. Black collided with
the wheels' of the buggy. Mr. Black
fell on his back , but was only slight
ly bruised. The Httlo girl was lucky
enough to come out of the accident
with only a shaking up. Mrs. Black's
spine , says the physician , is badly in *
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