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THE NOKFOLK WBEKLL NEWS-JOURNAL , FIJI DAY , JULY 21) ) , 1)10. ! )
WILL OPPOSE COUNTY OPTION.
Republicans at O'Neill Endorse Tnft
O'Neill , Neb. , July 2fi. At tlio re-
jtubllcan county convention rosolu-
tlniiH endorsing the administration of
President- Tuft , K. J. Uurkott for re
election UH Honator. and Congressman
Klnkald and Senator Drown wore
adopted. The convention was one of
the largest held In the county for
yearn and was an enthusiastic gather-
Ing. The following delegates were
elected to the state convention :
11. 1) ) . Orndy. A. B. Pierce , K. J.
Marsh , I ) . H. t'ranln. Joseph Mntan-
ftok , William CJnlsh , Dave Stuart , Neil
Urennan , J. M. Hunter and Jacob
The delegates to the convention are
unlnstructcd , but they will oppose a
county option plank In the Btate plat-
form. K. H. DlcUson wan elected
chalnnnn of the county committee
and C. I * . Hancock , secretary.
JOHN D. AND BROTHER MAKE UP.
Breach Between Rockefellers Is Re
ported to Have Been Henled.
Cleveland , O. , July 25. The breach
which developed many years ngo be
tween John D. Rockefeller and his
brother Frank Is reported to have
It Is Bald to be not unlikely that
the renewed friendship of the broth
ers will bo cemented by having the
bodies of Frank Rockefeller's children
taken up and laid to rest around the
"oil king's" monolith In Lakevlew
The cemetery officials have heard
that the/ bodies of the descendants of
the men may be reunited In one burial
John D , Rockefeller , who Is a Lake-
view cemetery trustee , has ordered
that no information about his burial
plot bo given out.
Frank Rockefeller has made and lost
povoral fortunes. Ills first wrestle
with hard luck was In the days when
the Standard OH company was in the
process of formation by John D.
Frank owned an independent refinery.
He wanted to keep it independent and
refused to deal with the trust pro
This was the first break between
the brothers. Frank lost. The trust
got possession of his property. A few
years later there was a reconciliation.
Frank was tanken into the Standard
nnd made vice president of the Ohio
Standard OH company.
Then he went into the iron ore busi
ness with James Corrlgan. The light
between Corrignn and Frank on the
one side and John D. on the other is
Corrlgan charged he had been de
frauded out of 2,500 shares of Stand
ard Oil stock. He had Indorsed notes
for Frank and had pledged the stock
to John D. Frank had 4,000 shares cf
the Franklin Iron Mining company
stock also up as collateral. John D.
won the suit and kept all the stock.
Hut fortune was smiling on Frank
all the time. He was successful in
various business ventures. He went
Into the fast horse business , owning
a big stock farm at Wickllffe , wher
he raised blue blooded stock , sending
a string of trotters down the grand
circuit. He sold this out. Then he
made nnd lost money in stocks. Fin
ally he bought a large ranch in Kai
sas. He went into the stock ralsiiif
business there. Others who knew the
game better than he did went after
him. This venture is said to hav- <
cost him from $200.000 to jr.OO.O"1" .
lie never said how much. All tufcl
time John D. was piling up wealth.
The quarrel that started over busl
ness relations between the brothers
was heated at the time John D. erect
ed his monument in Lakeview eleven
years ago. Frank may have question
ed the propriety of the erection at
The quarrel ended in Frank having
the bodies of his children removed tea
a plot several sections east. John
D. may have thought there was not
room for the graves of all the Rocke
feller dependents on his plot.
Today there are eight graves about
the John D. Rockefeller shaft , with
lieadstones ranged along the arc of a
"wide circle. Four times as many
graves can be laid before the circle
Is complete. The base of the monument
ment bears the name "Rockefeller" on
each of the four sides. The epitaphs
on the headstones merely give the
dates of births and deaths and , in
some instances , the relationship.
Frank Rockefeller today would not
discuss his relationship with his broth
"The less you. say about the Rocke
fellers the better it will suit me , " he
Tripped By a Hobble Skirt.
New York , July 25. A hobble skirt
nearly caused the death of Miss Eva
Stuart yesterday afternoon. In an at
tempt to get out of the way of a taxicab -
icab which was passing Forty-seventh
street and Broadway Miss Stuart , who
is an actress appearing in the "Follies
of 1010 , " at the Jardin de Paris , was
unable to properly manipulate a new
hobble skirt which she tried on yester
day for the first time. As she rushed
to the northwest of
enth street , she tripped and struck her
head against the pavement , receiving
what is believed to bo a serious Injury.
IN SOUTH DAKOTA.
Wheat Is About Three-Fourths of an
Average and Corn Full Average.
Pierre , S. D. , July 25. Superinten
dent Moulton of the Chicago & North
western road has just made a trip
over all the lines of that road in this
state and his opinion is that the state
will harvest about 76 percent of an
average wheat crop and barring hailer
or early frosts , will harvest fully an
average corn crop. In fact , in his es
timation , a better ono than for last
year. While there are a few spots
east of the river where the drouth
lias been severe and the crop very <
nhort , they are small in extent , as
compared with the whole state , and
in many other locations the crop IB
ahead of what it was last year , which
will go a long way toward keeping up
the average. The eastern and south
ern part of the state Is reported to be
good. An area between Iroquols and
Desmet has been hard hit. North of
Redficlcl , toward the elate line , the
crop will be short except In a circle
about Columbia , where it Is above
the average. While the straw Is short
in that part of the state the grain
heads are well tilled and the grain of
good quality. The wheat yield for
last year was 40.000.000 bushels and
75 percent yield will put it at 30,000-
In the Missouri valley in this part
of the Btnto the oat harvest Is on ,
some good samples being brought in.
The country north from central Sully
county across Potter and Wnlworth
Is reported to be making the best
Showing It has come through with for
years. West of the Missouri there
are local spots where the crop Is a
practical failure , one of these being
between Fort Pierre and Midland.
Another is in the northwest corner of
the state , Including Harding and parts
of the Perkins counties. Other spots
which received timely local rains re
port a better crop than for last year.
The crop estimates for past years
have not taken In much of the west
ern part of the state outside of the
Black Hills section and whatever is
secured in that section will be in
the shape of a general gain.
The corn crop generally all over the
state Is reported to be in good condi
tion and late rains have helped along
the situation greatly , with the Indica
tion now for a good crop generally
unless caught by early frosts. The
corn yield for last year was put at
86,000,000 bushels and 1t is expected
to be up to normal this year.
Dahlman at Nlobrara.
Nlobrnra , Neb. , July 25. Special to
The News : James C. Dahlman , mayor
of Omaha and democratic candidate
for governor , will be the principal
speaker at a Sunday outing to be held
in Niobrara Island park on July 31.
The Nlobrara Northwestern band will
furnish the music.
Crops Near Gordon.
Gordon , Neb. , July 25. Special to
The News : A. G. Finch received a
new thresher Friday. This Is the second
end now thresher received here within
the past few weeks. The condition of
crops now indicates that the new ma
chines will be needed.
The general crop outlook Is good.
While the dry time in Juno gave rise
to the opinion that small grain might
be seriously damaged , it is now gen
erally admitted that the compensating
rains of the last few weeks are reliev
ing the conditions to a great extent.
Oats will be a good crop. The late sown
wheat Is filling rapidly and promises n
yield considerably over the average
expectations a month ngo.
The straw of both oats and wheat
Is short , but the heads are long , large
and well filled with plump , bright ker
nels. In the most cases the grain will
be large enough to admit cutting with
The later crops , such as corn and
potatoes , show a promise of yield
greatly In excess of the past years.
Potatoes are a never failing crop in
this section , but while the acreage is
smaller , the yield will be far greater
than that of the last year. Corn shows
excellent promise of the heaviest yield
.ever recorded in this part of the state.
The dry weather retarded the early
growth and rain has come at the time
most needful to complete Its develop
Fats and Leans at Niobrara.
Nlobrara , Neb. , July 25. Special to
The News : The Niobrara fats and
leans played a game of baseball hero
which was weird nnd picturesque and
Inspired wonder and sundry other
emotions in the breasts of the de
lighted fans. But the heavy-sets
couldn't "come back. "
With the "lean and hungry" look
of Cassius the thins viciously whang
ed the roundthing which at times went
nearly to second base. Even the un-
risible Spinoza would have smiled at
some of the frantic and well-meant
physical demonstrations on either
Both teams did well but would
have done better if they hadn't got
out of breath. A good time "was had"
by all. The proceeds of the game will
be presented as a gift to the Niobrara
clergymen. E. L. Gillhnm tactfully
managed the thins and George Cham
bers did the same for the "weights. "
The former won 14 to 13. Frank
Nelson and Dr. Clark umpired.
PLAN U. C. T. PICNIC.
Annual Jollification of United Com c
mercial Travelers Saturday.
The annual picnic nnd jollification
of the United Commercial Travelers
of Norfolk will be held at the Country
club grounds next Saturday. Prelim
inary plans are about completed nnd a
great day is anticipated. Following Is
the program issued by the sports com
Boys' race ( under 10 years ) .
Boys' race ( under 16 years ) .
Men's race , 50 yards. "
Fat men's race , 25 yards.
Boy's sack race.
Boys' three-legged race.
Little girls' race ( under 8 years ) .
Little girls' race ( under 12 years ) .
Ladles' ball throwing contest.
Needle threading contest.
Sand pile race ( under 8 years ) .
Sand pile race ( under 14 years ) .
Cracker eating contest.
Gentlemen's golf tournament
Ladles' nail driving contest.
North Nebraska Leads.
North Nebraska has just produced
one of the finest crops of wheat that
hrtB been raised here in a number of
years. Not only in quantity , but also
In quality. This part of the state has
bi'i'ii noted for the quality of the flour
produced from its mills nnd perhaps
none have been HO popular and more
widely used than Bon Ton Hour , made
by the Sugar City Cereal MlllB , Nor
folk. The bakers far and near nnd all
housewives who have over used Hon
Ton Hour unite In praising It. Buyers
for the Sugar City Cereal Mills are
now selecting and buying the highest
grade of wheat to bo had In this , the
finest wheat section in the country.
So boost for north Nebraska flour.
BROWN COUNTY CONVENTIONS.
Democrats Against County Option , Re
publicans for It.
Ainsworth , Neb. , July 25. Special
to The News : The republican and
democratic county conventions were
held In this city Saturday afternoon.
The republicans elected Rev. J. B.
Cams , C. F. Barnes , T. J. Johnson and
Ed Lynch , delegates to the strite con
vention and adopted a resolution en
dorsing and approving the .administra
tion of President Taft and the work
of Senators Burkett and Brown nnd
Congressman Klnkald , and supporting
Hon. George A. Smith of Long Pine
was chairman of the convention and
made a rattling talk , full of enthu
siasm. John" M. Cotton of Ainsworth
was the secretary. R. S. Rising was
elected chairman of the county cen
tral committee and Howard O. Wilson
The democratic convention was pre
sided over by John B. Stoll of John
stown and Erwln Osborn of Ains
worth was the secretary. John B.
Stoll , E. W. Ferguson , R. F. Osborn
and C. W. Potter wore elected dele
gates to the state convention nnd in
structed against county option. A
resolution endorsing the adminlstra
tlon of Governor Shallenberger was
adopted. John B. Stoll was elected
chairman of the county central com
mittee and Erwin Osborn secretary.
The Pupils' Eyes.
Omaha World Herald : In the old
days the birch rod and the husky
schoolteacher tho' subject of pupils'
physical well-being did not enter into
the scholastic considerations. Young
people were sent to school for mental
and moral instruction , and their bodily
welfare was confidently intrusted to
Now we have come to ventilation
and sanitary drinking cups and com
fortnble seats and systematic physical
exercise. The sound body in which to
house the sound mind is recognized as
something that can be achieved as
well as wished for in proverbs. And
the superintendent of Chicago's public
schools would even change established
literary custom for the sake of stu
dents' eyesight. She recommends that
the ordinary Gothic type in which Ger
man is printed and should be dropped
from use and Roman typo substituted.
Anybody who has noticed the differ
ence between the legibility of the type
in which English newspapers are print
ed and that of "Old English" type can
appreciate the reason. The fact that
in Germany scientific books are now
printed in English , or Roman , type is
a start in the direction of the reform
advocated by Mrs. Young.
The German emperor has reached
the age where he may be expected to
turn his enthusiasm somewhat away
from martial subjects and become
more interested in the every day nf
fairs of peace. If it is not asking too
much of his patriotic spirit , here is a
reform that he might begin to agitate
in the fatherland. It is to be hoped , of
course , that he does not recall Mr.
Roosevelt's experience with spelling
reform } in the United States.
Newman Grove Beats Tilden.
Tilden , Neb. , July 25. Special to
The News : Tilden and Newman
Grove crossed bats on the latter's
grounds , and an error for Tilden lost
the game. The ; score was as follows :
Newman G 00200003 0 5
Tilden 00200000 0 2
Batteries : Newman Grove , Provo
and McKay ; Tilden , Forenan and Stu
Tilden would like to make dates
with any team in the surrounding
country. Address all letters to Man
ager Baseball Team , Tilden , Neb.
EIGHTENCAMP IS 18.
Norfolk Traveling Man Says He Looks
Like a Mere Boy.
R. G. Stroble , a Norfolk traveling
salesman , had a short talk Friday
with William Eichtencamp , the hired
man who claims he witnessed the kill
ing of Miss Louise Flege at the Flege
home northwest of Wayne on June 30.
Mr. Stroble was seated at a dinner
table in a Ponca hotel talking to an
other traveling man. - -
"What kind of a looking man is this
Eichtencamp ? " he asked his traveling
"Well , there he sits behind you , "
was the reply. Stroble turned around
and met the gaze of the man In ques
tion , who had heard his question.
"So you are Eichtencamp , are you ? "
"Well It's funny , " continued Stroble ,
"how many different opinions of you
and your age people around the coun
try have. Some think you are 21 ,
some 18 and others have it about 19. "
"Well , I'm 18 years old , " replied
Eichtencamp , who seemed nervous
and not anxious to continue the con
"Eichtencamp looks to be a good
boy , " said Stroble. 'If I were asked to
pick the murderer between him and
Flege I would pick Flege. "
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards returned from
visit at Lincoln.
E. P. Weatherby has gone to Sioux
City on business.
Mrs , Qua Dock ot llosklns was a
visitor In the city.
Miss Mary Raduonz of Hosklns
called on friends here.
F. W. Colegrove of Meadow Grove
was fi visitor In the city.
C. H. Fuerst t.pent Sunday with
friends at Battle Creek.
vvaicr Commissioner August Drum-
mund returned from Omaha , where he
attended the meeting of the national
saonfi ! > rfest.
Dr. A. B. TfiHlijonn returned from a
business trip at Madison.
B. P. Olmsti'd returned from n three
weeks' business trip in Colorado.
Theodore Anderson of Brlstow was
In the city enroute to Sioux City.
Miss Lulu Porter returned from n
short visit with friends at Pierce.
M. J. Sanders returned from a busi
ness trip nt Bloomlleld nnd Wnusa.
L. P. Pasewalk returned from Onm
ha , where he attended the aviation
Miss Ella Schulz of Pierce Is In the
city visiting with her cousin , Miss
James Delaney , who has spent n
two weeks' vacation in Iowa , has re
turned to Norfolk.
Mrs. A. Nlland has gone to Madison ,
wheie she will spend a few days' visit
with her daughter , Mrs. Edward Mar
Mr. and Mrs. Willis McBrlde nnd
their bon and daughter of Elgin spent
the day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. Reynolds.
The superintendent of telegraph of
the Northwestern railroad company ,
Mr. MacFarland of Omaha , was In the
city on business.
C. F. Bullta , publicity manager of
the Nebraska Telephone company with
headquarters at Omaha , was in the
city transacting business.
W. J. Stafford and P. E. Carberry
returned from a two weeks' vacation
in the Black Hills country , where they
enjoyed some good fishing.
Postmaster R. J. Marsh , Sheriff Grady -
dy of O'Neill and W. J. Hall , commls
sloner of Holt county and a possible
candidate for the state legislature ,
passed through the city enroute to
Lincoln to attend the state republican
N. A. Rninbolt returned from n trip
through South Dakota. Mr. Ralnbolt
purchased six quarter-sections of land
near Pierre and enjoyed a 96-mile
automobile ride through some of the
best portions of South Dakota. He
reports that crops are looking good
there. Mr. Rainbolt has considerable
property near Phillip. /
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Stadelman ,
at Santa Monica , Calif. , n son.
The northeast Nebraska tennis tour
nament will bo held at Wakefleld ,
Neb. , about the middle of August
Norfolk delegates to the republican
state convention , who left the city for
Lincoln nt noon were : C. E. Burn'
ham , Goerge N. Beels , Burt Mapes , M.
A largo number of delegates to the
state republican convention from
Chadron and that vicinity passed
through the city enroute to Lincoln.
Ex-Senator F. J. Hale , Charles Rice ,
Dr. A. Bear , Herman Winter , Herman
Gerecke and John Flynn have gone to
Grand Island to attend the democratic
C. L. Gose of the Midland chautau-
qua circuit of Des Moines has opened
his offices in the Durlnnd Trust com
pany's office. Mr. Gose will be the
local chautauqua manager and point
ers to the campers will be given by
Dr. A. it. Tashjean reports that no
arrests have yet been made of persons
who crippled his valuable driving
horse on a Stanton county farm last
week. The doctor has suspicions as
to who the guilty persons are.
The tickets for the chautauqua
which will bo held here August 6 to
14 inclusive are now on sale at the
Hoffman & . Vlele furniture store , Dur-
land Trust company , Bennett Piano
company and the Norfolk furniture
Miss Agnes Flynn underwent an op
eration at the home of her parents ,
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Flynn , Sunday af
ternoon for trouble arising from the
effects of an operation at Omaha for
appendicitis. Miss Flynn is reported
doing very well.
Mr. and Mrs. Hyland Stanfield of
Tekamah , who were in the city visit
ing with the Ed Monroe family , will
move here as soon as suitable rooms
can be found , and make Norfolk their
future home. Mr. Stanfield is a trav
eling salesman for an Omaha hard
The first automobile hack license
ever Issued in Norfolk was made out
by City Clerk Ed Harter Saturday
night and given to Henry Hasenpflug ,
who recently purchased a Fuller auto
mobile , with which he- will carry pas
sengers to nnd from the depots and
for other passenger service.
Bids for the construction of the Nor
folk Y. M. C. A. building will be
opened this evening at the office of
Mapes & Hazen in the Mast block , at
a meeting of the executive committee
of the Y. M. C. A. A large number of
bids have been received and the lucky
bidder will get his contract tonight ,
Chester Housh , who was arrested
by Special Agent Stewart and Con
stable Flynn in connection with the
Northwestern freight car robberies ,
has been taken to Dawes county ,
where he was wanted , by Deputy Sher
iff James Gore of Dawes county , who
passed through Norfolk enroute to
Madison to get young Housh.
Mrs. W. Mapes is in the city visiting
with her parents , Mr. nnd Mrs. C. A.
Blakoley. Mrs. Mnpes has only re
cently returned from the Philippine
Islands , where her husband , Captain
Mnpes , has seen much service with
the Philippine scouts. Captain Mapes
may come to Norfolk from Washing
ton , where he is now attending ma
It is rumored that two attempts reti
cently have been made by a young girl c
house servant to end her lllo by cut
ting her throat. According to the re
ports the first attempt was made a
week ago. The girl , it is said , had ' r
been quarreling with 'a ulster nnd last
Friday she made another attempt to
cut her throat , but did not succeed ,
the sumor sayn.
Norfolk Is well advertised In the
programs just Issued by the Midland
chautauqun circuit , which have Just
been circulated In this city by M. C.
Hazen. The second page of the pain-
phlot-form program contains a full de
scription of Norfolk's enterprises. Its
business houses , its buildings , loca
tion , population of 6.000 , railroad no
lommodatlons nnd other things of In
Editor Fred Evans of Naper Is in
the city arranging to ship the Evans
printing press to Omaha for exhibi
tion. The press is ono of the inven
tions of his father , C. S. Evans , de
ceased. A building Is under construc
tion on the property of J. Custer , on
Fowler avenue In Omaha. In which
the new invention will be housed and
exhibited. The machine has beenj
tried out by Mr. Evans nnd has been
found to work satisfactorily.
Fred L. Domnlsse , deputy game
warden since1909 , has sent his reslg
nation to Governor Shallonbcrger. Al
though Mr. Domnlsse does not glvt
any special reaBon for resigning , he
says the job Is not an agreeable one
and other business gives him no tlmo
to look after the game law violators1
in the way he should. Mr. Domnissee
has made a success in his office , cap
hiring many fish traps nnd running
down many breakers of the game laws
BURKETT ON OPTION.
Whatever the People Want , He Is
Ready to Stand for.
Under the new process in the sugar
refineries , the United States Is In no
more danger of being defrauded in
duties , says Senator Burkett , who , be
tween trains at the Junction eating
house had luncheon with J. K. Moore
of Bristow and Fred Evans of Naper.
To his friends at the luncheon table
Senator Burkett explained the work
ings of the sugar refineries.
"I am satisfied with the political sit' '
nation here ; everything is in good
shape , " said the senator.
When asked what he thought about
the county option proposition , Senator
Burkett said :
"It looks now like an even break ,
but you can't tell now until a vote is
taken. Whatever the people want I
expect to stand for. "
Senator Burkett rras enroute from
Wayne to Omaha to attend the state
convention at Lincoln. Mr. Moore ac
companled the senator.
DRUG FIENDS ARE COMMON.
Norfolk Drug Stores Have to Turn
Down Many Dope Buyers.
Norfolk drug clerks have their trou
bles and are not backward in relating
some of their experiences with un
slrable customers. The undesirables ,
they say , are the "transient" dope
fiends or "bums" in search of extraor
dinarily strong "booze. " They no
longer use the gentle ways of refusing
liquor to this class of customers , but
can always pick their customer , and
the answer seems in every case to
satisfy the eager customer who , if not
given a sharp answer , holds the clerk
in a long argument as to why he
should be sold his "dope"'or "booze. "
"Gimme a pint of 'white lime' will
yer , " was the query of a transient
"bum" at a local drug store recently.
The "white lime" referred to is trans
lated by the drug clerk as pure alco
"We don't keep It , sir , " answered
the clerk , and the "bum" in a puzzled
way scratched his head and then
asked for whisky.
Being given the same answer , the
man of many homes only smiled and
asked for "two bits' worth of ginger. "
The gentlemanly clerk immediately
wrapped the ginrer in a neat paper
and handed it to the customer , who
laid down his "two bits" and walked
out seemingly happy.
"You see , " said the clerk later , "It's
easiest to tell them that we haven't
it in stock and that saves us an argu
ment not desired. I couldn't refuse
him the ginger , although there is al
cohol in it.
"We have many cases like this , "
continued the clerk , "but the hardest
to deal with are the 'dope fiends. '
They are very common here in Nor
folk , not residents of the city , but
bums passing through. They always
have a long tale of woe to tell of how
they were sick and the physician had
given them morphine to ease the pain ,
and they later had contracted the hab
it. We usually toll them that we can
not give it to them without a doctor's
prescription and , although they man
age to get it somewhere else , they
seem to prefer to go without it for a
while than to dig up a dollar for a
doctor's prescription. Many of those
who ask for the dope have favorites
of different kinds. Most of them are
morphine fiends , but many prefer co
caine and opium. "
CAPTAIN ANDERSON WON IT.
Commander of Local Militia Company
Took Revolver Prize.
Captain C. L. Anderson , commander
of Company D , the local company of
national guards , has won the revolver
cup given as a prize for the best
marksman of the forty line officers
participating in the state target prac
tice at Ashland Friday. Captain Ivor
S. Johnson , commanding the Stanton
company , won the rillo contest. Out
of the twenty-one rillo teams compet
ing at Ashland , Norfolk's soldiers , ac
cording to unofficial figures , were
fourth in line , with a chance at pos
sibly third after the official announce
ment is made.
Lieutenant Hans Anderson , a broth
er of Captain Anderson , also of the
local company , mode a good showing
among the line officers nnd was very
close to winning the prlzo for third
place. Lieutenant Anderson , Musician
Lynde , Privates Inglls , Beemer , ; >
Strong , Graucl and Marker Odlorne
returned to Norfolk Saturday aftern
noon. All the inmnberB of the team
wore Jubilant over the good showing
they made on the target range.
Lieutenant Anderson BMOWH Blight
bruises on hl face an the result of an
accident ho had with his rifle In the
contest. Captains Anderson and John-
ton remained at Ashland to partici
pate In the state rlllo association con
test in which Captain Johnson won
the first prlzo last year. There are
good prospects that he will again coino
, out with honors for Ills company. Cl
vlllans are also allowed in this con
WHY NOT A HOSPITAL ?
Commercial Club Directors Discuss
Some Such Plan for Norfolk.
Why not a hospital for Norfolk ?
i Many business men of this city are In
I favor of the proposition and all are of
jone ! mind that the city IB now largo
j enough to have such an Institution.
I Hardly a day goes by that at least
I ono patient from different towns sur
rounding Norfolk does not pass
through the city enrouto to Omaha or
other cities to enter hospitals. Even
Norfolk physicians send ninny of their
patients to hospitals in other cities.
Norfolk has plenty of first class phy
sicians and should a hospital bo built
here1 It is believed it could be main-
Dr. A. B. Tashjean has offered three
fine lots on South First street near
the Junction school house for the pur
pose of building a hospital.
"My offer to the city of the throe
lots still holds good. I only make ono
provision , that the hospital be built on
the lots. The lots will bo given to
the city free. They are good lots.
The site is very good for a hospital.
Such an Institution should not bo con
structed in the congested pait of the
At a meeting of the Commercial club
directors last week , the hospital prop
osition was brought up , but It ended
In discussion. It was first believed
that the sugar factory buildings could
be remodeled for a hospital , but busi
ness men do not look favorably upon
this proposition. The question of tear
ing down the buildings nnd using the
material for the construction of a new
building was also found to be useless ,
owing to the fact that all the bricks on
the buildings were laid In cement and
it would be impossible to clean them.
If this could be done , it Is said by
business men hero , the Norfolk Indus
trial company , who have been under a
heavy expense on the buildings , would
have torn them down some time
ago and sold the material , could the
bricks have been cleaned. The objec
tion to the remodeling of the building
is that the site Is not suitable for a
hospital and that the cost , of remodel
ing would touch close to the construc
tion price of a new structure.
The offer of Dr. Tashjean of the
thro'e lots is talked of favorably by
several of the directors of the Com
mercial club , who seem to be of the
same mind that Norfolk has grown to
such size now that it Is necessary to
have such an institution here.
"The hospital proposition should be
agitated , " says one prominent busi
ness man. "I for one am willing to
subscribe for a building. " A hospital
company should be formed.
"The way to do this , " he said , "is
to organize a hospital company , with
a board of trustees composed of Nor
folk business men. Any physicians M
should be allowed to take his patient
to the institution. If a hospital com
pany is not organized , some charitable
institution should take charge of it.
but the objective point is that all phy
sicians have all rights to enter their
About a hundred fans witnessed
two fast baseball games on the driving
park diamond yesterday afternoon.
The first game between the clerks and
the firemen was won by the clerks
only after seven innings of league
playing. The second game between
the railroaders and the Edgewater
teams resulted in a score of 5 and 3
in the former's favor.
The clerk-firemen's game almost be
longed to the firemen , who were one
score ahead of the clerks up to the
last inning , when the fire fighters
.seemed to go to pieces , and their an
pitcher allowed six hits , the clerks
running in five scores , defeating the
firemen by a score of 9 to 5. it
For the first time since the city
league was organized was it necessary tie
for Official Umpire O'Toolo to bench
a player. It happened in the last in
ning of the clerk-firemen's game , when
the clerks had put out two men ; the Pi [
last man was up to bat with two Piai
strikes recorded against him. Wilde ai
threw a ball and O'Toole called it B.I
"ball one. " th
"O o h ! " yelled Second Baseman jd
Schelley of the clerks. 01
"Go to the bench , " said the umpire , in
and for a time it looked as if the game si
would go to the firemen , the clerks th
not having an extra player handy. Af th
ter a discussion Walling , a star player ki
on the railroad men's team , offered his pr
services nnd the game was finished kr
without further trouble. Di
The score by innings : R.II. E. Si
Clerks 020011 5 9 11 B sa
Firemen 140000 0 5 4 7 nr
Batteries : Wilde and Gllssman ; of
Kelleher and Persons.
Summery Double plays : Wlldo to he
Schelley to Brucggeman ; Kolleher to
Hauptll to Pasewalk. Two base hits :
Clarke , Hauptll. Struck out : By Kel
leher , 6 ; by Wilde , 5. Bases on balls : D.
Off Kelleher , 1 ; off Wilde , 7. Umpire , er ;
O'Toole. Bl ;
Klnkald Sold Hie Coal Land. Pi
The much talked of Klnkald Alaska BC
coal lands have passed out of the
lands of Congressman M. P. Klnkald
of the Sixth district and are now the
property of Rapid Olty parties. The Tl
deal was made by William P. Mohr of th
Spencer , In the office of Judge Klnkald el
at O'Neill Saturday night. All the on
apers in connection with the Alaskan th
lands were on hand and the congressman - T <
man signed them over to the Rapid pr
Was thnt dish ft failure ?
Perhaps it was the
fault of the spice. Did it
lack snap and character
of flavor ? Thou it surely
was the fault of the spice ,
Next time use
the results will delight
you. Snappy , flavorous
tang comes from fresh
ginger , popper , cinnamon
tlie Tone kind in air
or ( tend un a
dlino ( or full-
Spicy Talks. "
10NC BROS. , 0 MOIKtI. IOWA
BUIIIII of Futiui On Cuu Cinu
City people , receiving a chock for
After nn address before the repub
lican convention at O'Neill Saturday
night. In which ho explained to the
ninety-seven delegates present how Ins
purchased his quarter section of coal
land In Alaska legitimately and
straightforwardly , Congressman Kln
kald sold the coal lands to Rapid City ,
S. D. , parties who wore present at the
The deal was made in the office of
Judge Kinkaid at O'Neill In the pres
ence of a number of people. William
H. Mohr , a real estate man of Spen
cer , handled the deal for the congress
man. Who the Rapid City parties arc
has not been learned. Judge Kinkaid
paid $2,800 for the coal lands. What
ho received for thorn from the Rapid
City parties Is not known.
In a statement made at the conven
tion in reference to the coal lands Mr.
Kinkaid said :
"As about three-fifths of the an
nouncements of my competitor con
sists of an attack upon my record , 1
shall give It such brief notice as the
nature hereof will permit. The ref
erence incidentally occurring last win
ter in the Ballinger-Pinchot Investiga
tion to my purchase of a quarter HOC-
tlon of coal land In Alaska , carried
with It the information , derived from
official source , that the transaction
was legitimate and straightforward ;
but in disregard of this , to advance his
own candidacy , my competitor ques
tions Its regularity. It was because
only of the fact that Mr. Balllnger , as
my attorney , had passed on the tltlo
to the property before he was secre \
tary of the interior , when in the prac
tice of law at Seattle , that life trans
action was mentioned at all. No gov
ernment official has pretended that I
did what was wrong or improper.
Glavis , special agent and attorney for
the government In coal land matters ,
In substance , swore there was nothing
contained in the transaction on the
part of either Balllnger or myself that
was wrong. Brnndeis , attorney for
Pinchot , said : "Wo have looked Into
the case carefully. * * * There is
nothing wrong or improper. * * *
Mr. Kinkaid has nothing to conceal in
this matter as far as I know. " My
purchase was made of the entrymnn
who had an equitable title which the
law permits to be assigned or deeded ,
for which I paid $2,800.00 , and to se
cure a patent , must yet pay the gov
ernment price of $10.00 per acre. I
have not made a coal land entry. If
the entry of my grantor was made In
good faith , and the law in other re
spects has been complied with , a pat
ent will be granted ; otherwise not.
Certainly , the government is secure ,
because its officials have the exclusive
determination of these questions. "
C. Sundell Arrested.
Carl E. Sundell , the Omaha contrac
tor who last Wednesday evening acci
dentally ran down and killed 5-year-
old Harry Drefs nt Omaha , is well
known in Norfolk , having resided hero
Thirteenth street , and Madison ave
nue , in 1904. He was a carpenter
ind a fine mechanic. To" the police
Omaha Mr. Sundell says he was
tiot exceeding the speed limit when
ran over the little boy. The au
thorities claim ho was going at a
rate of forty miles an hour.
Two of the Drefs children were
ilaylng In the street when suddenly .JK
Mr. Sundell rounded the corner in his . *
uitomoblle at a terrific speed , it IB
said. It is claimed he did not sound
Lhe warning horn. Little Harry sav-
his brother's life by pushing him
jut of the way of the fast approach-
ng machine. Mrs. Drefs , who was
ilttlng : on the porch of her homo in
.he northern part of the city where
.he accident occurred , saw her child
tilled. Mr. nnd .Mrs. William Kiefs ,
mrents of the dead boy. are well
nown by several Norfolk people. Mr.
Drefs Is a clghr maker by trade.
Sundell was arrested and was only
mved from a fn-Jt growing mob of
ingry neighbors by the timely arrival
Sundell Is held In Omaha under
Herrlck's Team a Good One.
Manager Hunt of the Herrlck ( S.
) baseball team has signed up Stein-
, Gregory's third baseman , and Tin-
lo , n new pitcher from Butto. Her-
Ick now has a good hunch of ball
ilaycrs and a good many games are
ichedulcd up and down the line.
Valentine School Picnic.
Valentine , Neb. , July 25. Special to
rho News : The Junior normal had
heir annual picnic at Perry's Falls ,
sight miles east of hero , several wag-
m-loadu of teachers spending the day
here , and nil report n fine time ,
roasts , songs and a big feed was a
part of the program ,