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TIIH NORFOLK WKRKfiL NEWS- JOURNAL , FRIDAY , JULY 22 , 1910.
"The Be t Railway. "
Hvor , since HID iHM'iilled llnrrlmnn
Interests atiilrol ! ( | ( control of Ilio Un
ion Pacific rallnmil , the controlling
purpose IIIIH been to provide the tor-
rllory nerved with the moat tip-tomato !
Horvleo inonoy anil brains could pro-
ilnco. Tin * campaigning for not only a' '
1)0tier ) railroad , hut for tlut host rail
road. Him ted almost on thu very day j
that the great "Overland Hontu" caino j
nndnr the JtirlHdlctlon of Mr. Harrl-
man. It wan In 181)8 ) that this pro
perty , brought hy InvorHO rovoiuto tea
a Htat'o of almost complete physical
decadence , passed Into the hands of
the present ownorH. I'hyHlcally as
sembled , It at that tlnio symbolized In
.almost a distressing degree nearly
.ovory olcinont of traiiHportatlon weak
ness that attends a railroad embar
rassed In construction hy the lack of
inonoy and hy the primitive methods
and material. Sharp and dangerous
.curves. cnmhorHomo grades , Unlit , rails.
Imperfect road-hod , dilapidated build
ings , liiHiilllclont facilities , were some
of the things which stood boldly In
the way of the now management.
Those wore obstacles whoso removal
Involved a tremendous outlay of inon-
y , yet tholr removal was necesBiiry
to tin ) production from this physical
monstrosity of a high-classed rail
It was an appalling task that con
fronted Mr. Harrlman. The noli ! that
was needed , If placed In sacks and
loaded on wagons , would have made
a long wagon train. National wars
had boon waged for less and great
oontors of commerce had cash as
sets of much Inferior magnitude. The
wealth of Croosns , which thrilled the
fiction of the ages , was scarcely suf
ficient to remove one of the many
obstacles. Hut Mr. Harrlman , em
boldened by confidence , both In his
own judgment and In the great future
of the territory traversed , was not
awed by obstacles offaclahlo by money
and effort. With a resoluteness which
will distinguish him for all time he
set himself at once fearlessly to the
task of bringing out of this conglom
eration the great Union Pacific of to-
Ho opened the great vaults and
tholr millions were impressed Into ser-
A'ice. Now alignments , new grades ,
new rails , new roadbeds , now motive
power , new rolling stock , new repair
shops , Inter-locking switches at dan
gerous crossings , automatic signals ,
wore substituted with an alacrity that
almost startled the business world
and sot a new standard In railway
Improvement. With broadened vision
Mr. Harrlman foresaw the fruition of
Inadequate transportation facility In
Its relation to the industrial and com
mercial development of the territory
served by the Union Pacific. He rea >
lized better than any one had before ,
that If the people , the industries and
the resources along and contiguous to
this line of railroad wore to progress
and be developed , more and bettor
moans of transportation must bo af
forded. He easily discerned that with
such boundless resources the suffi
ciency of today would bo the Insuffi
ciency of tomorrow ; that transpor
tation facilities adequate for the Im
mediate time would in the near future -
turo be inadequate , and that to In
sure against congestion on the one
hand , and industrial and commercial
lethargy on the other , a substantial
augmentation in transportation ca
pacity must be provided.
New and better roadbed , rails , mo
tive power and bridges , supplement
ed hy corrective curvatures , and les
soned grades , afforded wide relief. Hnt
such relief while "sulliciont for the
day thereof , " would apt square with
the future. Stimulated by improved
facilities , industrial and commercial
progression rapidly foreclosed on the
surplus energy and essentlalized at
once further carrying expansion. The
tremendous tonnage Incident to this
progression , the net result of Indus-
triarhourlshment through the medium
of helpful transportation facilities ,
was rapidly encroaching on the train
capacity of a single track and It became -
came necessary , In avoiding harmful
Interference with commercial evolu
tion , to commence double-tracking the
lino. Already several hundred miles
of double-track have been constructed -
ed , with the end In view of providing
double-track service on the main line
between Omaha and Ogden. Mr. liar-
Tlman , by these Improvements , unlock
ed tlio doors of oportunity to the mil
lions of people along the Union Pa
cific , and emancipated them from a
thralldom which up to his time had
sorely and effectively circumscribed
both their resources and tholr efforts.
It was a decade of Intense activity.
It took an avalanche of gold and the
best effortb of master minds. Through
it all , money was sacrificed to better
ment. To Insure cleanliness and com
fort , the line was ballasted with Sher
man Hill gravel , so that passengers
may travel at sixty or seventy miles
per hour and bo almost free from
dust. To Insure ease and safety In
travel , heavy steel rails with contin
uous joints , and automatic signals ,
were laid and Installed. It Is owing
to Its superior service Its elegantly
appointed trains , its safety to travel
ers that the Union Pacific stands to
day in the estimation of the travel
ing public the premier of American
In producing this very necessary
and beneficial change in the physical
condition of the property , It may bo
said that in some degree at least , the
future was mortgaged. It takes much
more money to maintain a high-class
railroad in a high-classed condition
than It does to maintain a poor rail
road In a poor condition.
Notwithstanding the vast sums ex
pended and the Improvements made ,
however , the Union Pacific management -
ment is constantly on the lookout for
anything calculated to promote effi
ciency. It has installed telephone ser
vice along its line and Is now about
to make a study of the wireless ser
vice of Europe , with a view to fur
ther expansion In this regard. It Is
maintaining a school at Omaha for
general Instruction In all departments ,
and Is In this way systematizing the ;
work and affording to Its olllclnls and >
employes the fullest Information In re-1
sped to railway construction , opera- j
lion and maintenance , that Is obtainable - ,
able , and to the public all the benefits ,
which flow from minds attuned to j
safety , efficiency and comfort , In the
operation of railway trains.
SOME FAMOUS SPENDERS.
Broadway , New York , the Favorite
Place to Scatter Money.
The Chicago Hocord-Hcrald : There
Is an old theory that the road to hades
Is paved with good intentions. Pop
pycock ! If you examine a popular
stretch of the road you'll find that
the surface Is composed of hard ,
round , milled American dollars , and
the has relief of the lady always and
always Is placed uppermost. The
greatest and stralghtcst section of the
highway Is made up of a portion of
Broadway , Now York. There arc oth
er pieces of boulevard and avenue In
the world which , for some , trend the
same way , but It Is on Broadway that
the paying gang works overtime and
Boss Satan personally supervises the
There Is more money squandered
along Broadway and n few adjacent al
loys of radiance every day and every
night than an able receiving teller
could take In over a counter In a
month. Yet , singularly enough , while
unnumbered dollars How and flow , the
ordinary citizen finds It extremely dif
ficult at this point to deflect much of
the mighty current to himself. Unless
you happen to be a waiter or a ho
tel proprietor or a manager of a thea
ter or a chauffeur of a taxicah you
might wonder what becomes of it all.
It's as baffling as one of Herrmann's
tricks ; you have a fleeting glimpse of.
the coin as It passes from hand to
hand , and that , apparently , Is the end
Nearly all the fools who are trou
bled with a clot of money In the
breast pocket seek Broadway eventu
The roster of Broadway spenders
Is as long as the linger of fate. The
names of new ones are being added
Such names as Walter Farnsworth
Baker , Graham Policy , J. Waldere
Kirk , Harry E. Moore , James Rhodes ,
John Campbell Smith and Malon Wal
ton Russell arc recognized by but few
persons today. It was but recently ,
as years go , that they were associated
with the most reckless sort of prodi
gality. They startled Broadway for a
few days or months or years these
forgotten men. But when their mon
ey ran out they dropopd hack Into ob
Yet they were valiant spendthrifts
some of these youths , each of whom
tried to stir up a bigger commotion
than his predecessor.
The scenes of their erstwhile activi
ties are concerned with them no more.
There are new favorites and new for
tunes ready for dissipation ; fresh ma
terial Is waiting.
There was Harry G. Moore , who
one bright afternoon a few years ago
set himself the task of cutting a diz
zy swatli up Broadway. Mr. Moore
had money bales of it which he had
acquired legally , if not laboriously.
How much ho had no one ever knew.
He never stopped to count It. Ho was
too busy in the department of dis
It was a dull month for Moore when
he did not get rid of $20,000 or ? 30-
000. Ho wanted to set the pace for
the Broadway prodigals , and he did.
Moore was strolling down Broadway
one evening , with some friends , when
his attention was arrested by a dis
play in the window of a jewelry store.
With his crowd of hangers-on he en
tered the shop. He began by buying
$10 stickpins , bracelets and the like.
Then ho amused himself by purchas
ing articles for which he had no earth
ly use. His little shopping expedi
tion became a saturnalia of spending.
Ho bought gold watches , solitaire
rings , diamond brooches , gold flag
ons , jewel incruated cigar cases , cut
glass punch bowls everything that
caught his eye he bought.
"Deliver nothing , " said Moore.
"What would I want with all that
truck In my apartments ? I'll take It
with me. "
Ho and his friends loaded them
selves with the stuff. "This is souve
nir night on Broadway , " said Moore.
'I want the gang to have something to
remember mo by. "
From cafe to music hall and back
again to cafe they wended their opu
lent way , even as Stevenson's whim
sical youth with the tarts. At tables
whore gay women were dining with
"rollers" not so high they loft pres
ents. Moore put gold watches Into
the pockets of casually encountered
Johnles , adjusted fine necklaces over
the heads of pretty chorus girls , and
placed diamond rings upon the fingers
of women he never had seen before.
Then ho ordered champagne for every"
One of the most picturesque of the
Broadway money dispensers was
Prince Hunvah of Coroa. The prince ,
who had been a good boy at home , was
permitted by his amiable parent , the
potentate to come to the United States
for a vacation. The young man's fa
ther thought $30,000 an ample allow
ance for a prince's sojourn In New
York. Perhaps the royal youth thought
so , too , at first , but It was only a few
weeks before he was trying to levy
against the honorable exchequer for
Most of the fortunes which have
been squandered on Broadway have
been squandered for some woman or
John Campbell Smith , a poor clerk
who Inherited and one-half
one - mil
lion dollars , might still retain a portion
tion of his fortune If he never had
heard the siren call. Smith leased a
20-rooai house and kept a yacht His
money lusted nearly six years. Orn-
ham Policy , another victim of the
Broadway fever , gave a woman a
house valued at $150,000. Walter
FaniMWoith might be alive today If
ho had not. attempted to toast every
woman on Broadway. Malon Walton
Russell spout $20,000 In Now York In
throe weeks. Harry K. Thaw , who
went to the asylum , and J. Waldero
Kirk , who went broke and returned
to the west , are well known victims
of the Broadway complaint.
There was the singular character ,
James Rhodes , who flung money up
and down the Great White Way for
months. His crowning exploit occur
red In London , where ho wont to finish
a spree. Rhodes dropped Into the Prince
of Wales theater one evening while
the orchestra was playing "God Save
the King. " From his box he order
ed the leader to render "Tho Star
Spangled Manner. " The musician Ig
nored him , and Rhodes drew n G-shoot-
or and began shooting out the lights.
Ho wont to jail for n while. When ,
a little later , he returned to New York
the remnants of his fortune had dis
They have been a numerous band
these Broadway wasters and
they all of them have paid the pen
alty of their excesses. But there are
always others to take the places of
those who are dropping out.
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY.
After the Autolsts.
Fremont Tribune : Columbus has
gone after the automobile speeders In
a way that ought to meet the approval
of its local scorchers. Three persons
were arrested and fined for speeding
lust week and all of them were tran
sients who had been caught stretch
ing the limit.
Cumlng Against Bryan.
West Point , Neb. . July 19. Special
to The News : The democratic elect
ors of Cumlng county met In conven
tion on Thursday and elected the fol
lowing delegates to the state conven
tion : F. D. Hunker. William A. Smith ,
George F. Kenowor , Con McCarthy ,
Henry Witte , Henry Stalp , R. II. Staf
ford , W. H. Galbralth , J. F. Kaup and
Henry Klnzel and G. W. Norby. The
county central committee was elected
by the convention as follows : West
Point , first , W. II. Harstlck ; West
Point , second , E. M. von Soggern ;
West Point , third , C. H. Carston ; Ban-
croft , J. R. Kelly ; Cleveland , M. M.
Tyrrell ; Grant , J. H. Schaffersman ;
Blaine , J. F. Bussell ; Wisner 'town
ship , J. G. Fischer ; Wisner , first , Ern
est Melchor ; George F. Konower , WIs"-
nor , second ; Beemer , W. H. Galbralth ;
Loagan , Frank Kalka ; Ncligh , Wil
liam Zuhlke ; Garlield , Charles Olson ;
Sherman , Conrad Gerken ; Elkhorn ,
Albert Schlueter ; Bismark , G. II.
Schutto ; Lincoln , Henry Dierkschnel-
dor ; St. Charles , William Oligmueller ;
Ginning , Henry Elllngliausen. The of
ficers of the county central committee
were elected by the mooting as fol
lows : William A. Smith , chairman ; J.
C. Pinker , vice chairman ; J. A. Stahl ,
secretary ; J. F. Kaup , treasurer. The
convention endorsed the administra
tion of Governor Shallenhorger and
also the work of Congressman Latta ,
favored the Initiative and referendum ,
and emphatically instructed the dele
gates to vote as a unit against the In
sertion of the county option plank In
the state democratic platform.
Madison , Nob. , July 19. Special to
The Xows : Judge Bates issued a
marriage license to Louis Rcinhold
Hnelle , son of Frederick Iluolle re
siding near this city , and Miss Louisa
Kurtz , daughter of William Kurtz of
May Save Her Eyes.
Omaha , July 19. Edward A. Seller
and wife of Cincinnati , who were ser
iously Injured In a wreck at Rapid
City on thte Black Hills and Western
railroad Sunday , arrived on the North
western last ovculng at 5 o'clock , and
were rushe * ' l-- > a waiting ambulance
to the Clarkson hospital , where they
wore immediately attended by doc
tors. The hospital authorities report
ed that the condition of Mrs. Seitcr
is much more favorable than they
had expected , and the recovery of the
sight of one eye is certain , while that
of the other is not despaired of as
Antelope County Filings ,
Noligh , Nob. , July 19. Special to
The News : The following are the
names of the persons filing for nomi
nations previous to the primary elec
Senator Ninth District J. D. Hat-
field , Nellgh , democrat and people's
Representative Twenty-first District
W. F. Conweil , Neligh , republican ;
F. M. Housh , Nellgh , republican ; J. H.
Hlldebrand , Clearwater , and Ira Ho
ward , Orchard , democrats ; Claude C.
Mlnteer , Nellgh , people's Independent.
County Attorney Elbrldgo D. Kll-
bourn , Nellgh , republican ; J. W. Rice ,
Nellgh , democrat and people's inde
Supervisor First District M. A.
Baird , republican , Brunswick ; H. P.
Llchty , democrat , Brunswick ; B. I.
Rose , democrat , Brunswick ; David
McCIIntock , democrat , Brunswick.
Third District G. H. McGee , republican -
publican , Clearwater ; A. F. Bare ,
democrat , Clearwator.
Fifth District L. Thomson , republi
can , Tllden.
Seventh District P. W. Payne ,
democrat , Elgin.
Stranger Suicides at Oeadwood.
Deadwood , S. D. , July 19 ; Registered -
tered as A. Charles Schrlver of Chicago
cage , a young man about 30 was
found dead in a room at the Franklin
hotel here last evening by a bell boy
who broke Into the room , He came
here from Hot Springs , where he spent
Sunday , arriving there in the morning.
Some time during the night , Schrlver
had swallowed a quantity of strych
nine , but had carefully obliterated all
clews to his Identity. He was dressed
and wore a hat purchased In Boone ,
la. He was apparently In good health
and the affair [ a a mystery. It Is
learned he sent a letter to Mrs. Emma
Schrlvor of Lamarvllle. Ohio.
Marshall Entertains Editors.
Nlobrara , Nob. , July 19. Special to
The News : In Nlobrara Island park ,
Saturday , , Fred Marshall , editor of the
Nlobrara' Tribune , entertained a num
ber of follow editors from other towns.
Through the Tribune Mr. Marshall
has done good work In helping to
build up Nlobrara.
Judge Boyci is Endorsed.
Noligh , Nob. , July 18. Special to
The News : The republicans of Antelope -
tolopo county met In convention at
the court room In this city Saturday
afternoon. C. L. Wattles called the
convention to order , after which a
temporary chairman and secretary
were elected , who were J. F. Boyd and
J. W. Splrk.
Hon. J. F. Boyd thanked the dele
gates for the honor that they had be
stowed upon him , and stated that he
was more than pleased with the rep
resentation present from all parts of
the county , or nearly so. Ho further
remarked that the republicans of An
telope county are certainly much alive
and the results derived by their votes
this fall will be surprising.
It was moved and seconded and
unanimously carried that the temporary
ary organization he made permanent.
A committee of live were appointed
on platform , and on motion all resolu
tions were to be referred to this com
mittee. They composed of the follow
ing delegates : Charles H. Kelsey , J.
T. Fletcher , C. H. Frady. G. H. Me-
Goo and T. L. MIskinen. These men
presented the following resolutions ,
which were adopted :
Wo , the republicans of Antelope
county , in convention assembled , re
new our allegiance to the principles of
Wo call the attention of all citizens
to the progress of our country made
during republican administrations , and
especially to the record of the present
national administration , and to the ef
fective laws passed by the present
congress In compliance with the posi
tion of our party upon all matters of
The revision of the tariff laws has
been successfully made without bring
ing on any of the ills which usually
follow a change of tariff , and the pros
perity of the country ; the employment
of all Us citixcns , and a ready market
at adequate prices for all products of
the farm and factory are evidences of
the successful operation of the repub
lican .principles of protection and reci
In compliance with the declarations
of the last republican national plat
form , a republican congress has en
acted laws for postal savings banks ,
enlarging the powers of the interstate
commerce commission , giving it abso
lute power to control freight rates for
conservation of our natural resources ,
'and other beneficial laws demanded
by the people.
Wo call the attention of all voters
to the demands made in the democrat
platform for reform in state legisla
tion , and the course of the democratic
party in this state when placed in
power. In spite of the demands of
that platform for Initiative and refer
endum and other laws , the democratic
legislature refused to be bound by the
party platform and refused to enact
the legislation which their platform
The republican party stands now , as
always , for aii honest , elllcient and
economical administration of all pub
lic affairs , national , state and local ,
and for the enactment of all such laws
and measures as are beneficial to the
people , and which are demanded by
the people , believing that the major
ity should rule , and that those laws
which are satisfactory to the majority
and are demanded by them , will prove
the most beneficial to the country.
Believing that republican policies
mean prosperity to the people of Ne
braska , we urge the election of con
gressmen and senators who will sup
port the policies of President Taft and
Theodore Roosevelt , and knowing our
fellow citizen , J. F. Boyd , to be thor
oughly In accord with progressive re
publican policies , we endorse his can
didacy for congress and commend him
to the voters of the Third congres
In its last national platform it de
manded free lumber , the present tar
iff on that commodity was oijly re
tained by votes of democratic sen
Wo condemn the inconsistency of
the democratic party.
It demands postal savings hanks
and its congressman from tills district
voted against them.
It demanded direct primaries and
after a republican Isglslature enacted
such laws ; it now condemns it and de
mands Its repeal.
It demanded the initiative and ref
erendum and then hy the votes of Its
own legislature refused to pass such
Its candidates seek election upon
platforms and policies which they do
not endorse and by which they will
not bo hound. Their object Is elec
tion only , and to secure votes by any
moans , and by attempting to bo upon
both sides of many questions.
The delegates elected to attend the
state convention at Lincoln wore :
Charles H. Kelsey , E. E. Beckwith ,
John Lamson , Charles Stockdale , W.
W. Wilkinson. Z. D. Havens , J. F. Fan-
non , W. E. Alexander , C. L. Wattles ,
J. E. Harper and A. H. Furnald.
After appointing the delegates to
the state convention the meeting ad
journed , after which the county cen
tral committee met and organized
with C. H. Kelsey , chairman ; J. W.
Splrk , secretary ; J. W. Lamson , treas
Team Dashes Into a Store.
Madison , Neb. , July 19. Special to
The News : One of the most unique
and sensational runaway accidents
over witnessed In this city was pulled
off yesterday afternoon by C. E. Sher
lock's team hitched to a lumber wagon
gen and driven by Mr. Sherlock him
self. The horses became frightened
at an automobile , ran up Main street
and sprang through the largo plate
glass front of Jacob Henderson's furni
ture store , completely shattering the
entire s'luss front , drawing the wagon
partly Into the store and demolishing
the elegant furnishings which had Just
boon placed there by the decorator.
Sherlock fortunately was hurled from
the seat to the bottom of the box
when the wagon struck the edge of
the curb and escaped being crushed to
death against the ragged edges of the
broken glass. As It was he received
painful Injuries. The horses were
badly slashed hut not permanently
harmed. The damage to the store Is
estimated at $300.
$10,000 Case Is Dropped.
Mrs. Emll Wachtor , who recently fil
ed a suit In the district court asking
for $10,000 damages from Henry Ueck-
or , whom she charged with slander ,
has made a settlement out of court
with Mr. Uecker , and the two are
now good friends.
At a meeting between the two par
ties , which took place north of the
city , and at which were assembled
about forty neighbors , It is said they
shook hands and that Mr. Uecker
humbly apologized to Mrs. Waehtor ,
the hatchet was buried , and the pipe
of peace was smoked. Sunday at two
churches In this vicinity , ministers
made glad the hearts of their congre
gation by announcing that ponce again
had come between Mrs. Wachtor and
Mr. Uocker. Mr. Uecker , said the
ministers , had apologized to Mrs.
Wachter and she would not go any fur
ther in her suit against him in the
The two parties are relatives , Mr.
Uecker having married Mrs. Waeh-
Ad Writers Take Omaha.
Omaha , July 19. The convention of
the Associated Advertising Clubs of
America got down to business today.
The arrivals last night and this mornIng -
Ing raised the attendance materially ,
big delegations coming from Minne
sota's twin cities , Dos Molnes , St.
Louis , Chicago and other cities. A
big parade of advertising men fea
tured the early day's movements of
the advertising men.
Thirteen addresses , five In the morn
ing and eight in the afternoon , are
scheduled for today , principal among
them being that of Charles W. Fair
banks. W. N. Huso of The Norfolk
( Neb. ) News was on the program for
this afternoon for an address on "Tin
Country Newspaper. "
Three hundred "ad" writers kmve
entered into the competition for a spe
cial prize and contribution ! : have
come from all parts of the country.
Nearly every style of advertisement
is to be seen on the walls of the con
vention room. Texas delegates have
been particularly profuse with their
display , special attention being given
to the 'Mono star" Hag which decorates
all the poles.
Yesterday Arthur Brisbane of New
York , the highest salaried newspaper
writer in the world , who receives $42-
000 a year from Hearst , was on the
Frank Zeboll and Miss Emma Mar-
quardt were married at the St. Paul's
Lutheran church at 3 o'clock Sunday
afternoon. Rev. John Wltte perform
ed the ceremony , after which a cele
bration was held at the home of the
groom's parents , Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Zebell , farmers'living north of the
city. Miss Marquardt is the daughter
of Mr. anil Mrs. Julius Marquardt , also
farmers , living three miles north of
here. The young couple will live on
the old Zebell farm.
At I ! o'clock Monday afternoon at
the Presbyterian church at Omaha oc
curred the wedding of Howard H.
Groom and Miss Arvlo Little , both of
this city. Mr. and Mrs. Groom wrfl re
turn to Norfolk in a few days and
make this city their home. Mr. Groom
Is a mechanic at the ice plant. He Is
the son of Mrs. Hattie Gromn. Miss
Little has been cashier at the Central
Home from Big Elk Meeting.
Past Exalted Ruler Jack Koenig-
stein returned yesterday from Detroit ,
Mich. , where lie attended the conven
tion of Elks as a delegate from the
Norfolk lodge. Three hundred pros
trations and a lire featured the three
hours' parade by the visiting Elks
from every part of the United States.
Mr. Koenigstoin says that a horse Is a
curiosity in Detroit , where the major
ity of vehicles are propelled by gaso
line or electricity. The famous Cherry
Pickers , an Elk organization , and sev
eral other drill teams won much
praise , as did the various other delega
tions from other cities.
The cotton pickers from the south
had three largo floats which cleverly
pictured the cotton fields , cotton gins
and the cotton after It Is baled and
ready for shipment. The Los Angeles
delegation had several floats In the
parade , one of them filled with or
anges , which wore thrown to the vast
throngs that lined the sidewalks for
many blocks. It took the parade three
hours to pass one corner. The Chicago
cage delegation made a hit , wearing
white full dress clothes , white stiff
hats and purple ties. There were Elks
dressed as convicts , going the "lock
stop , " Elks dressed as negroes , monks
and some In other curious garb. It
was a great gathering , says Mr. Koen-
ASK MORSE'S FREEDOM.
Petition Circulated In Norfolk for Con
victed New York Banker.
H. W. Slsson , n former Norfolk boy
hut now a resident of Nebraska City ,
Is hero circulating a petition , asking
President Taft for an absolute pardon
for Charles W. Morse of Now York ,
who was convicted for violating the
national banking act about two years
ago. The petition , It is said , was
started originally by Mrs. Morse , wlfo
of the convicted banker who is now
confined In the Atlanta , Gii. , penlton
tlary. Morse has now served about
two years of his term , ami the peti
tion , which Is signed hy many promInent
Inont Norfolk business men. state *
that from the knowledge of the sign
ers , Mr. Morse did not Intend to wrens
the Bank of North America , anil also
states that no depositor lost $1 \
lai'KO number of friends , says tinpoti
tlon , nro willing to go Mr. Morse's
bond for an unlimited amount.
Mr. Slsson has circulated the poll
tlon in many other Nebraska towns
and reports that it Is being liberally
signed by the most prominent men ( n
Nebraska. Mr. Slsson's petition Is |
probably the only one of its kind In ;
this state , but In the east many peti
tions asking for the banker's release
have been circulated.
Forty Years In Pulpit.
Forty years a minister In German
Lutheran churches In this country Is
the record attached to Rov. Mr.
Brauer , pastor of the Hadar Lutheran
church , who Monday was given a' '
pleasant surprise by his congregation. '
With the aid of the Hadar band the I
congregation gathered in the Hadar
church to celebrate the minister's for
tieth year in the pulpit. Rev. Mr.
Aaron of Hosklns was on hand to deliver - .
liver an able sermon , after which the I
band boys serenaded Mr. Brauer at' '
Seated in his study In his home Mr.
Braner was called to the church , where
the surprise awaited him. All the
scats wore filled hy his congregation ,
who came from miles around to shake
Ills hand. The organ soon sounded
and Mr. Aaron took his place In the j
pulpit and services commenced. The
minister was then presented with an '
elegant leather couch and a line gold
headed cane. The band struck up
popular Gorman airs and the minister I
was heartily congratulated. In the ,
meantime an immense American flag
was placed over his homo , and a pro
fusion of Japanese lanterns soon
adorned the veranda. The ladles of
the congregation brought with them
many eatables , which were later
served at the Lutheran schoolhouse ,
where the band boys gave a concert.
Mr. Brauer is well known In German
circles all over the state. A number
of Norfolk and out-of-town visitors
wore on hand to help celebrate the
event. Rev. Mr. Martin of Stanton
was also a guest.
Judge Douglas Cones of Pierce was
a visitor in the city.
Miss Grace Hockman of Hosklns
was a visitor In the city.
E. P. Weatherby returned from a
business trip at Emerson.
George A. Brooks of Bazllo Mills
was in the city on business.
Miss Carrie McClary of North Bond
is hero visiting witli friends.
Miss Verena Nenow went to Pierce
for a few days' visit with friends.
S. W. Warner lias gone to Chadron
for a few days' visit with relatives.
Dr. G. A. McMillan of Elgin lias
gone to his old home in Quebec for a
A. T. Ilutchinson returned from a
business trip at Dallas and other Rose
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Sherman and
niece of Valentine were in the city
enrouto to Fullerton.
Mrs. Patrick Cm-ran and children
have gone to Iowa to spend about two
months with friends.
Mrs. A. T. Ilutchinson returned from
Arlington , Neb. , where she had been
visiting with her sister.
Mis. J. W. Dietrich , wife of North
western Agent Dietrich , is expected in
the city from Dubuqne , la.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Asmus of Kan
sas City , Mo. , are in the city visiting
with his mother , Mrs. Louise Asmus.
Mrs. G. A. Joy of Oak Park. 111. , who
has been here visiting with her sister ,
Mrs. A. L. Kllllan , has gone to South
Dakota to join her husband.
Miss Helen Schwlchtenberg was a
visitor at Iladar , overseeing her school
and attending the surprise party given
in honor of Rev. Mr. Brauer.
Miss Alleen Brown of Lincoln has
returned to her home after visiting a
couple of weeks with her grand
mother , Mrs. Charles Lodge.
Rev. M. Press of WInslde and Rev.
Mr. Aaron of Stanton were In the city
calling on friends enroute to their
homes after visiting at Hadar cele
brating the 40th preaching anniver
sary of Rev. Mr. Brauer.
Frank Krause of Lincoln was In the
city , accompanied by Louis Klug , the
youngest son of John Klug. After a
short visit with friends here they
went to Spencer for a short visit with
C. A. Henderson , agent of the Luso
Land company of Canada , was in the
city visiting with P. H. Davis , of the
same company. Mr. Henderson will
probably accompany Mr. Davis and
other Norfolk men to Canada tomor
The new residence of R. J. Ecclep at
the Junction Is Hearing completion.
Fred Sprccher , a Northwestern
cwltchman , has moved to 103 South
Sherman Poland caught fifteen crappies -
pies at the mill dam yesterday mornIng -
Ing , In the short space of thirty min
It Is reported that a large number
of Junction people are preparing to
attend the national saengcrfest to beheld
held In Omaha July 20.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pliant have
gone to Omaha , where Mr. Pliant will
undergo medical treatment Mr. Pl
iant Is reported qulto 111.
P. F. Stafford returned from Omaha ,
whore his son , P. F. Stafford , jr. , un
derwent an operation for appendicitis.
It is reported the patient Is doing
qulto well at Omaha.
Mrs. L. Doling , well known for her
beautiful singing , formerly a Norfolk
resident but now of Lincoln , Neb. , Is
here visiting with the A. P. Ely family
Cleans , Scrubs ,
Is the only thing you need
to do all your cleaning in the
kitchen , dairy , bath-room ,
parlor , pantry and throughout
the house and in the barn.
Old Dutch Cleanser
polishes brass , copper , tin , nickel and
all racial surfaces. Excellent forclean-
ing harness ; no icid or caustic ; ( not a
soap powder ) ,
Fop Cleaning Hameaas
Sprinkle Old Dutch Cleanser
on wet sponge , rub harness well ,
rinse with clean water and wipe
dry removes all dirt and will
not harden or crack.
For Polishing Metal :
Sprinkle Old Dutch Cleanser
on wet cloth , rub briskly , rinse
with clean water , wipe dry and
polish with a little dry powder
easiest tnd quickest.
Large Sifter * Can
on North Eighth street.
I. T. Cook of Norfolk , owning a farm
north of Meadow Grove , lias filed suit
in the district court against the Hart
ford Insurance company for $900.
Cook's house burned down last Febru
ary and no settlement bus yet beou
made by the insurance company.
Master Martin Davenport Is the
luckiest fisherman among the Ushers
at the Davenport-Stltt-Logan camp.
The young man Monday succeeded lu
pulling in a four-pound catfish.
The triennial conclave of the
Knights Templar will bo held in Chicago
cage August S to 13. It is said a spe
cial car will carry a large number oC
Norfolk people to the conclave.
M. F. Spenner returned yesterday
from a week's visit with friends at
Dallas. Mr. Spenner reports that the
corn crop in the vicinity of Dallas Is
looking very good. The small grain ,
lie says , is also good , considering the
season. Mr. Spenner is loud in his
praise over the bustling little city in
Eugene Ely , the aviator who was
injured at San Francisco last week , Is
a nephew of Mrs. E. E. Gillette of
Norfolk. Ho was born at Davenport ,
la. , being a son of N. D. Ely , a lawyer
there. The young man is but 22 years
of ago and is said to be the only one
of the aviators who learned to fly
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Gough , who
were married at Omaha , returned here
last evening and wore met by a largo
party of friends , who made a pathway
from the depot , around the city and to
the home of J. W. Ransom on South
Fourth street , white with rice. At the
Ransom residence a quartet rendered
a few selections for the benefit of the
August Raasch left for Lamro , S. D. ,
to visit with his daughter , Miss Agnes
Rnasch , who Is holding down a claim
near Lamro , Miss Raascli has been
on the claim for fourteen months now.
A new railroad and the now town of
Jordan , four miles north of the Nor
folk girl's claim means that her land
will be'quitf valuable soon. Miss
Ranscli Is a favorite among the home
steaders , her vocal talent having made
a great hit.
A fast game of baseball is prom
ised by the city league this evening on
the driving park diamond , when the
bookkeepers and the clerks will battle
for the top place on the city league's
lineup. The clerks are thirsting for
revenge over tholr losing a decision In
a recent ball game to the bookkeepers ,
which gave the bookies top place in
the league. The clerks will go to
Wayne Wednesday for a game with
the Wayne team.
Dr. O. R. Meredith returned from
Madison , where ho witnessed the run
away of Charles Sherlock's team ,
when it ran through the front plate
glass window of the Jake Henderson
furniture store. Neither of the horses
was Injured , says the doctor , but they
ran Into the store , carrying with them
crockery and glass of all kinds. The
front wheels of the lumber wagon
were on the Inside edge of the win
dow. The driver was not Injured.
Four chemicals In the hands of Fire
men Boyd , Bruce and Tapport of the
hose company extinguished a blaze
last evening which started on the roof
of the electric light plant , originating
from sparks coming from the smoke * \
stack there. The fires at the electric
light plant have been qulto numerous \
recently , the roof having caught fire
three times In one afternoon. This la
the first time , however , that the as
sistance of the Hro department was
asked. The fire on other occasions
was put out by employes at the plant
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