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TI1K NOHKOMC WKKKLY NKAVS-IOIWNAU I'MtllUY. ' AUGUST 12 , 1)10. ! )
A. C. Logan of Center was here.
W. C. Cnley of Crclghton wan In the
Ernont I'otors of Pierce wan In the
A. U. Dillon of Oakdale was a visitor
Mrs. 0. L. Evans hna Just returned
from n six weeks' trip through Yel
lowstone-park , accompanied by a party
of classmates of Lincoln.
Julius Frohllck of Madison was In
the city calling on friends.
Mr. and Mrs. John 1'ofahl of Hos-
kins wore visitors In the city.
Mrs. T. W. Schllllngton of Omaha Is
In the city visiting with the Joseph
Mrs. Frank Scott and daughter ,
Leona , returned from their trip to the
eat and Canada last ovenlng.
Among the Madison' visitors In the
city Thursday were : W. L. Dowllng ,
T. E. Aldorson , M. S. McDulIle , F. A.
Peterson , Harvey Hosklns.
Mrs. Earl Drown , her mother , Mrs.
GunderHon , and Miss Julia Tokhelm of
Dallas arc In the city visiting at the
east and Canada last evening.
The regular Friday evening dance
at the Country club house will be held
Joseph Pliant , who has been at
Omaha taking medical treatments , has
Ulds for the paving of Norfolk av
enue will be opened by the city coun
cil at their meeting Monday evening.
E. W. Iluse , until recently editor of
the Beatrice Express , has purchased
the Wayne Herald and Is now In pos
session of the paper.
An automobile driven by Mr. Nlles
of Tllden was stuck between Norfolk
and Stanton Thursday , and a Norfolk
imtomobllo was sent to pull the stalled
machine out of her trouble.
Lee W. Henry , editor of the Plain-
view News and candidate for the dem
ocratic nomination for s'.ato senator
from the Eleventh district Madison ,
Pierce. Wayne and Stanton counties
was In Norfolk Friday. Mr. Henry's
only opponent In the race is Phil Cole
Herman A. Braun. a tailor In the
employ of P. ,1. Fuesler , a recent ar
rival from Berlin , Germany , has pur
chased the entire library , consisting of
over 300 books , of the late Rev. Carl
Martin , deceased pastor of the St. Jo
hannes German church. Mr. Braun Is
a graduate of the Berlin college and
will now again take up his studies.
M. J. La Velio returned to Norfolk
last night from Sioux Falls , where
Mrs. La Velio's brother , Policeman
Collins , was shot and seriously wound
ed by a negro last Sunday morning.
Mr. Collins was shot completely
through the body , the bullet going
clear through the lung and Just miss
ing the heart. The doctors have not
yet said just how serious the results
are apt to bo. Mrs. La Velle is still
in Sioux Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Thompson have
.received word that their son , Louis
Thompson , Is speedily recovering
from the effects of a surgical opera
tion which was performed upon him
at Dubmiue , la. , a month ago , and he
soon will be able to return home. He
has been able to bo out of doors for
some days. Ills many Norfolk friends
' will lie glad to know that his complete
\ recovery is now looked for , after more
than a year's illness.
Traveling on bicycles , R. L. Calla-
ban and his son , Guy Callahan ol
Knox , Ind. , arrived in this city Thurs
day afternoon. They are now stopping
at the home of W. M. Denton , GO-I
South Eighth street , where thpy will
remain until Sunday. From hero the
travelers will leave again on their hi
cycles for the Trlpp country. Thej
will go through North and South Da
kota. They made the trip from Knox
Ind. , to Kansas , through which state
they rode , thence through Nebraska.
Bids for the construction of the Nor
folk Y. M. C. A. building will IK
opened by the executive committee
this evening. The old house wind
was on the Y. M. C. A lot and whtcl
was recently purchased by J. W. Ran
Mini , is being moved to the lot across
the fciviet west of the Y. M. C A. lot
Robert King returned from a busl
ness trip to Omaha. He had not beei
aware of the accident which occurrei
to his wife during his absence. Six
is , however , rapidly recovering fron
the fall she received when her horsi
But Miller Rode Broncho.
Fireman Miller of the Northwester !
railroad , the star catcher of the rail
road men's baseball team , who playei
in the field for Norfolk Thursday
made a record for himself as a bron
cho buster last night when he success
fully rode one of the wildest horse
"Prof. " Moran had In his corral. Me
ran is in the city with a bunch of out
law horses and Roy Shaw , Harry Me
Getrick and Ling Sickles , three cow
boys who are guaranteeing to ride an ;
They gave several good exhibition
on the race track Thursday evening t
a crowd of SOO people. After riding
few wild buckers one of their mos
ferocious animals was brought out an
an offer was made of $25 to any ma
In the audience who would rlelo th
animal without pulling leather. N
one answered , but as soon as the ai
nouncer said that the two cowboy
offered $5 each to any man who woul
ride the animal pulling leather , Fin
man Miller , with his baseball unlfon
on , Jumped Into the arena and offere
to try It out.
"Ho sure will bo killed , " were th
mutterlngs of the crowd ns the
watched the young railroad man fe <
over the girdles to see that ovorythln
was secure. The'horse turned seven
sommorsaults and the crowd was see
pleading with Miller to give up hi
endeavor at riding the horse.
A sack was put over the animal
face and after everything was seem
the holdings were cut and Mllh
sprang into the saddle. With one to
rifle leap the animal sprang Into the
air and It looked as If the railroader
would he shaken to pieces. Ho clung
desperately to the hack of the outlaw ,
curhlng confidentially. For fully three
minutes he clung to the saddle , his
head and body shaking like a live elec
tric wire. After the thiee minute bat
tle , the horse stopped his bucking and
stood still. Miller sprang from the
saddle and received his $10 fiom the
two cowboys. A collection was taken
up hy the audience for him.
Later In the evening the announcer
told the crowd tiMt he was endeavor
ing to get Miller to join his show.
He believed after a little training Mil
ler would be one of their best ridem.
REPORTS FROM DAKOTA.
Wheat Makes up In Quality and Price-
for Yield Corn Great.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Aug. C. ThreshIng -
Ing Is In progress In many localities
and will be quite general in the great
er part of the state by the middle of
next week. Corn , flax and late pota
toes have been greatly benefited by
recent rains. With favorable weath
er during the remainder of this month
farmers will be pretty well through
with their threshing by September 1 ,
which would bo several weeks earlier
Should It develop that the yield of
some grains Is below the bumper
yields of former years , the crop In
general , because of the comparatively
high market price at present of most
grains , will give the farmers a reve
nue equal to that of former years
when larger crops were raised but
prices were lower.
The present situation with reference
to crop conditions and threshing is
revealed by the following reports :
Urldgewater First threshing re
ports received hero Indicate a bumper
yield of wheat , with oats a good aver
age yield. R. A. Savage threshed
20 bushels of wheat per acre testing
01 pounds , and -45 bushels of oats of
superior quality. R. 13. Harter reports
27 bushels of blue stem per acre , and
25 bushels of velvet chaff , testing GO
pounds to the bushel , witli oats -10
bushels per acre. Ideal weather pre
vails and shock threshing Is in full
Iroquois Small grain harvest is
ompleted in this vicinity and thresh-
ng Is now commencing. Crops are
spotted and some llelds will show fair ,
vhllo others will yield low. Twenty
ears ago the first of August , No. 1
vheat was worth 75 cents per bushel
n Iroquois. This year It was worth
on ( hat date $1.15 , and It Is of good
inallty. A half crop this year will
irliiK nearly as much money as a full
crop In 1890.
Wentworth The harvest In this vi
cinity has been of a somewhat freak-
sh natme. Where one man , for In
stance , finished rutting a week ago ,
mother has just commenced , while
another is stacking his about as fast
as ho is cutting it. Some look for
" 50 bushels of wheat an acre , and all
say that while barley Is not a good
crop , it is better than last season and
he grade is line.
Planklnton Several threshing out
fits have commenced operations with-
n sight of town. Oats threshed on
the farm of R. M. Egglcston , just
lorth of town , averaged about 10 bush
els per acre. Although this is a low
yield , Eggleston thinks i.elghborlng
fields will yield much better.
White lake Some of the farmers
In the northern part of Aurora county
are estimating a 25-bushel per acre
yield of wheat this season.
Scotland F. Becker , who has paid
careful attention to crops In this vi
cinity for over 30 years , says the
wheat and corn crops have never look
ed better than this season. With the
exception of hay , all crops are yieldIng -
Ing well. Threshers are bringing In
reports that wheat Is averaging from
20 to 21 bushels to the acre. The
quality , weight and color Is the best
Chancellor Erlckson brothers have
threshed some oats and were the first
to bring new grain to town this sea
son. They report the yield to bo bet
tor than 40 bushels to the acre , and
the grain is of extra fine quality and
free from foul seeds.
Alpena Fred Wahl has 200 acres ol
wheat , from two bundles of which he
threshed out seven and one-thin ;
pounds. These bundles were thresh
ed by hand right from the binder and
It Is estimated the entire 200-acre
field will yield an average of 12 bush
els per acre.
Faulkton Estimates place the ylelt
of small grain in this vicinity at al
the way from 50 to 100 percent of n
Desmet The harvesting of smal
grain rapidly is nearing completion li
this vicinity. Hod Perry brought in
the first load of new wheat for the
season. It was of the velvet chaff va
rlety and tested G2 pounds to the
bushel. The quality was good , but the
yield was very light.
A TEST HAND AT BRIDGE.
Kansas City Star : In that pleasant
ly desultory volume , "Tho Bridge
Fiend , " Mr. Arthur Lorlng Bruce sug
gests that bridge players may be dl
vlded Into five classes the idiots , the
butchers , the tinkers , the artists am
the necromancers. The idiots , o
course , are players who do no think
Ing at all. Their ambition is merel ;
to take tricks with their aces am
kings and then to trust to Providonc <
for the rest. The butchers have a no
tlon that It may bo posstblo to estab
llsh a suit , and so to make the smalle
cards good. But their thinking stop
there. If the suit doesn't establisl
itself automatically , then they blam
the poor cards. The tinkers do a llttl
more thinking and take one or tw <
more tricks In a hand than the butch
ers do. The artists are In a clas
above. They finesse and throw th
lead so that their aces may be led ute
to nnd generally manage the gam
from a scientific standpoint , The
come the few really great BtrateglsU
he necromancers , who outline a plan
f campaign , know where all the cards
re and figure out after dummy lays
own his hand Just what tactics are
ecessary to win the game.
Mr. Bruce cites an Interesting test
and. The leader's , method of playing
t determines In which of the five
lasses ho belongs. On the rubber
nine score twenty-four all. dealer
mkes It hearts , holding ace , queen ,
nek , nine , two of hearts ; eight , seven
f clubs ; nine , seven of diamonds ; ten ,
hie. eight , five of spades , Leader
olds ten , eight , three of hearts ; three
f clubs ; ace , king , ten , eight , five of
lamonds ; queen , seven , six , four of
pades. Dummy holds king , four of
carts , Jack , ten , nine , two of clubs ;
ueen. Jack , six , four , two of dla-
innds ; ace , two of spades. Third
and holds seven , six , live of he-arts ;
ce , king , queen , six , five , four of
lubs ; three of diamonds ; king , jack ,
hree of spades.
The idiot , seeing a singleton club
ml not knowing that an ace , king
ult gives a better lead , puts down his
hreo of clubs , which third hand takes
1th the ace and leads back the king
ml then the queen , which Is ruffed
y dealer with the jack. Dealer then
xhausts trumps , leads diamonds and
ets leader clear the diamond suit for
ilm. Then he gets In through duin-
iy's ace of spades and takes tricks
vlth the queen and jack of diamonds ,
lie Jack of clubs and the last heart.
Jealer makes three tricks.
The butcher , having a better notion
f sound leads , leads the king of din-
iinnds , which he follows with the ace
f diamonds and the three of clubs
'bird hand takes his king nnd queen
f clubs and then leads a low club ,
vhlch dealer ruffs with the Jack of
earts. Dealer then takes out three
ounds of hearts , makes the ace of
pades and the Jack and queen of dla-
iionds. Then he ruffs the jack of
lubs and third hand makes the king
if spades. Dealer thus makes two
The tinker , moro watchful , observ-
ng his partner play the three of dla-
lends to the kind lead , figures that as
he two of diamonds Is exposed the
hreo cannot be the beginning of an
cho , and consequently that his part-
icr has no more diamonds. So ho
eads his low diamond next , to give
bird hand a chance to trump while he
till has command of the suit with his
ce. Third hand trumps , as was ex-
iccted , and leads back the king of
lubs and the four , which leader
rumps and leads the eight of din-
uonds. Third hand trumps , but Is
vertrumped by dealer , who leads the
PO of hearts and then a low heart ,
vhlch dummy takes with the king.
Dummy leads the queen of diamonds.
Dealer discards a spade and leader
akes the trick with the ace. What-
3ver leader plays dummy can get on ,
ind on the jack of diamonds dealer
an discard losing spade. Dummy
hen makes his ace of spades and deal-
ir his two hearts. Dealer loses one In
pades or clubs. Thus dealer makes
me trick and the rubber game.
The artist leads his king of dla-
nonds and then his ten , which dummy
lovers with the jack and third hand
rumps. Third hand leads queen of
clubs and then a low club , which lead
er ruffs. Leader plays the five of dla-
iionds , dummy the four , third hand
rumps and dealer overtrumps. Deal
er cannot now take another In clubs
or diamonds and he loses the game
and rubber unless he , too , Is an artist
and switches to play for a ruff in
spades with one of dummy's trumps
ind leads two rounds in spades. In
that event dealer makes one odd.
The necromancer plays the first four
tricks as the artist did. Leader Is
then in the lead , having ruffed a low
lub. Leader thinks if dealer has six
hearts to the ace , with the ace of
spades in dummy , the game is lost ; or
If he has five hearts to the ace with
: he king or jack of spades. Dealer
must be prevented from rufflng low
spades In dummy. Leader leads a
heart which dealer takes and leads a
low spade to the ace , coming back
with the two of spades , which third
liand takes with the king and follow
ing leader's cue leads a heart , which
dummy takes with the king. Dummy
then leads a club , which dealer trumps
and leads the nine of spades , which
third hand takes with the jack. He
then leads the ace of clubs and dealer
loses the next spade trick and the
A clever civil examination It Is that
Mr. Bruce proposes In the play of this
hand and it is to he recommended to
anyone who Isn't too proud to find
himself graded in the tinker class
Why wouldn't It be a good plan foi
the women's bridge clubs to hold year
ly examinations and Issue certificates
of proficiency ? Then the Idiots and
butchers might play together Instead
of spoiling the game by getting into
the classes above them.
ELKHORN VALLEY BALL LEAGUE
Nellgh , Oakdale , Clearwater and Til
den In the Association.
Neligh , Neb. , Aug. G , Special tc
The News : The Elkhorn Vallej
league was organized by a called
meeting at Oakdnle last Monday even
Ing , In which four towns compose the
league and are Nellgh , Oakdalo , Clear
water and Tllden.
Harry Torpln of Oakdale was elect
cd president of the association , ane
ho will settle all disputes ns thoj
arise , and to him alone is left full an
thorlty to sanction the forfeiture o
games. Each club has appointed managers
agors , and according to the rules
adqpted no club can have moro thai
three salaried players. The rulei
adopted are similar to those of tin
Each team will play eighteen game :
nine at homo and nine abroad. Tin
first game on the schedule Is that o
Tlldon vs. Clenrwater on the groundi
of the latter. The rules also stati
that all teams pay their own expenses
and receive all the gate receipts.
Bert W. Watties of this city is man
nger of the Nellgh team , and their
schedule at home Is as follows : Au
gust 12 , 1G , 19 , September 2 , G , 9 , 23 ,
27 , HO.
The managers of the different teams
are wideawake baseball fans , and It
goes without saying that there will bo
abundance of sport in the national
game right In Antelope county.
Nellgh Chautnuqua Opens.
Nellgh. Neb. , Aug. G. Special to
The News : Rlversldo park for the
first time In Its history was lighted by
electricity last night. All is in read
iness for the first annual chautauqua
of this city , which starts this after
noon by the Beard Concert company.
At 3 o'clock a lecture will bo given by
Thomas E. Green and at 8 In the even
ing a concert by the Beard company.
The program for tomorrow after
noon and evening Is as follows :
2:30 : Prelude , Chautauqua Ladles'
orchestra ( sacred ) .
3:00 : Lecture , Judge Lee S. Estello.
7:00 : Vesper service , A. C. TIbbltts.
8:00 : Concert , Chautnuqua Ladles'
orchestra ( sacred ) .
Over sixty tents are now on the
grounds occupied , and many more are
arriving. The Women's Federated
clubs have erected a rest tent for the
convenience of the public.
H Is currently reported that , weath
er permitting , Nellgh will without
question , have a large crowd during
the entire nine days of the session.
.Mrs. Carrie Nation Is scheduled to
lecture next Saturday afternoon at 3
Mark Twain In Private Life.
Frank Hey wood in the Now York
Evening Post : Mark Twain has been
bpeiken of as possessing no semblance
of humor when in general conversa
tion or "out In company , " I do not
know whether this may be true or not ,
but one does not expect to sec a Hint
givevoff sparks unless brought sharply
Into contact with steel ; one cannot
even be expected to "rise to the occa
sion" at all times and set off a joke as
you would a rocket.
I knew Mark Twain fairly well. My
acquaintance with him began thirty
years ago , somewhere in the ' 70s , quite
accidentally , while traveling to Ts'ow
York from Elmlra. On the first oc
casion we met In the comfortable
smoking room of one of the broad
gauge cars of the Erie railway , which
once distinguished that road from
others , but which have long since been
discontinued for the standard gauge.
He was returning from Elmlra , where
Mrs. Clemens had lately presented
her liege with a daughter the second.
He mentioned the fact in the course
of the ride , and while I had known of
the baby's arrival , I did not know Its
sex. I congratulated him , of course ,
and ventured to ask , "Mr. Clemens , Is
the first Mark ? " ' Without a ch.ingo
of expression , but with a slight twin
kle in his gray eye , ho replied : "N'o ,
this makes the Twain. "
I always found him very pleasant
company good in repartee and uel-
dom given to Ill-natured criticisms ,
which , 'f ever indulged in , were used
with a sugr.r-coating that effectually
removed the possibly bitter taste.
On another occasion we met on an
Erie train at Elmira , with Dan of "In
nocents Abroad" association.Ve
were again seated in the smoking com
partment and enjoying Mark's cigars.
He seemed rather quiet , and not in
clined to talk much. Dan rallied him
on his unusual reticence , when Mark
slowly replied :
"The fact Is , fellows , I have just re
turned from a lecturing tour in the
middle west , and I may as well say
right here that the closing nights were
not what a press agent would call a
howling success , so far -as audiences
were concerned. Why , if you'll be
lieve me , at a lecture the other week
in a town of six thousand souls at
least I suppose they had souls there
were not over fifty of them' in the
hall ! "
We smiled audibly.
"Well , " I remarked consolingly , "I
suppose the rest of the people were
at home reading 'Innocents Abroad'
and forgot all about the lecture. "
"That's very kind , and a useful sug
gestion , but I would hate like the
dickens to chance a house-to-house
canvass to ascertain if that wore so ; "
then , after a few vigorous puffs , he
continued , "I only heard from one
man In that town , and he had got my
name mixed up with George Francis
Train's , and was heard to declare that
he wouldn't travel ten feet to see that
mountebank pranqe around the stage
in his blue swallow-tailed coat , with
brass buttons , not even on a pass. 1
have wondered when and how he dis
covered his mistake , and If he did sc
unaided. But. that he did finally get
straightened out was evidenced by the
letter I received from him later , which
read something like this :
" 'Geo. F. Clements. Dear Sir : 1
am awful sorry that I didn't meet you
when you was in town. Have always
thought I would like to see someone
who had been to the llttlo graveyard
w.here Adam was burled. So you was
some relation to him , hey ? Well
well ! ' "
It has ueen my good fortune to have
always found Clemens a genial trav
ellng companion and I generally en
Joyed his stories when told by hlmsell
quite as much ns those printed in hh
books and the magazines , and none
were more unctuously told than those
relating to the experiences on his
"pleasure excursion" to the Holy Lam
on the Quaker City In June , 18G7.
Chautauqua Has Begun.
The Norfolk chautauqua opened Sat
urdny with n prelude from the Itnllni
boys' orchestrn In the big tent. Aftei
the prelude Judge Lee Estello o
Omnhn gave a lecture. The crowd to
night will be onteitftlned by a concor
of the orchestra.
Over thirty tents are now on tin
grounds and more are being put up
All day Norfolk campers were bus ;
going tlirough the city enrouto to tin
grounds with drays Iroxled down wltl
camping equipment. Henry Haase ,
who Is selling tickets at the gate1 , has
an Ideal camp. It 1 ? equipped with
both Bell and Automatic telephones ,
which he says the public is welcome
to use. The headquarters tent Is In-
ei.ied near the large tent , ami eat
ables are to be had on the grounds.
Sunday afterneion. after the prelude
by the orchestrn , Dr. Charles Medbury
will lecture. In the evening the la
dles' orchestra will give a concert.
Judge Estelle of Omaha , In his lec
ture on the Norfolk chautauqua plat
form Saturday afternoon dealt largely
with Incidents of law and society com
"Until recently all laws have been
protecting society from the Individ
ual , " he said , "and moro recently the
law Is protecting the individual from
Ho spoke of the safety appliance
law on the railroad and then warmed
up into his most Interesting subject.
"The Child Labor Law. " He made a
broad assertion that he would take
the children from the work of men
and send them to school.
"I have been misquoted in this state
ment a number of times. 1 do not be
lieve that the children should network
work , but they should be taken out of
the factories and the sweat shops. "
"The most important law , which
goes back to 1873 , is the juvenile court
law , " said Judge Estelle , and he quot
ed a great many Incidents In the direc
tion of saving the child. He quoted
Phil Brooks , saying "A man who helps
a child takes to him all things hu
The judge then told a story of a
llttlo boy who was a born artist who
had trouble In school when they tried
to kill the art taste the youngster had
, within him and supplant it with books ,
which , said the judge , is an impossible
I thing to do. The youngster had occa-
| slon , in company with other boys , to
visit an art gallery. When he entered
the door ho stopped stock still for a
two hours' gaze at n picture. Time
was up for him to leave and the lady
in charge of the gallery touched him
lightly on the shoulder , telling him he
"Who p.linted that picture ? " he
asked , pointing to the one he had
looked at for so long a time. The
lady told him Paul Rubens was the
"The youngster then looked i.round
the gallery and at other pictures and
then slowly lifted his hand and point-
1 ed to another picture along the wall ,
| "There's another picture which Ru-
bens painted. "
I "This happened in 1891 , " said Judge
Estelle , who Is authority for the story
being a true one , "and now the young
man is in Europe painting pictures
which are criticized by the greatest
artists In the world. "
I "There is a mistake made in the
public schools which is gradually be-
I ing remedied. That mistake is the
method of putting the children Into
one common school and turning them
out the same way. "
Dahlman Uses Bill Boards.
A new departure In political cam
paign methods Is to bo Inaugurated in
Nebraska Monday when Mayor Dahl-
man of Omaha will cover the state bill
' boards with mammoth posters in be
half of his candidacy for the demo-
1 cratic nomination for governor.
| On the upper left hand corner of
. the poster Is a black and white halftone -
tone photograph of the mayor , blgcer
than life size. The balance of the pos
ter Is In big red letters , saying :
"Vote for James C. Dahlman foi
governor. You know what he stands
for. His word Is as good as his bond
Primaries , August 1C. "
J This Is the first time the poster has
, been used in a political campaign ir
this state. Last year this method was
used with effect In England in the
Dahlman and Reed at Madison.
Madison , Neb. , Aug. G. Special t (
The News : Mayor Dahlman of Oma
ha and Willis E. Reed , Madison coun
I I ty's candidate for the democratic sen
atorlal nomination , spoke here las
night. Dahlman delivered the sanx
speech that he had given at Norfoll
in the afternoon.
| ' Speaks On Street.
Mayor James C. Dahlman of Omahi
spoke to a large crowd of Norfolk pee
pie Friday afternoon on Norfolk av
enue. He made his address very brie
owing to the fact that he was sched
uled for an address at Madison in tin
evening. Willis E. Reed also made i
| Standing in the rear seat of his an
tomohlle the Omaha mayor said :
| Mr. Chairman and Citizens of Nor
folk : It gives me great pleasure ti
bo able to speak to you here today.
j shall make my address brief as yoi
came for the purpose of witnessing i
racing affair and not attend a polltica
I I feel peculiarly at home when al
tending a racing meet. Twenty year
of the best part of my life were spen
upon the plains of western Nebrask ;
, In the capacity of cowboy , and I fee
| proud of having been one. Often hav
i I tried my skill with less fortunat
, I "punchers" In an effort to break th
! spirit of some unruly animal. It wa
, our only diversion and sport.
I But to get down to business , I am
1 ! candidate for governor on the dome
> cratic ticket. I am fighting for wha
* , I believe is right , and for the right
vidual the right of personal liberty-
1 , of the masses. In the first plnco , I nr
unalterably opposed to county optlor
because It takes away from the Ind
for which our forefathers died undo
the leadership of Washington an
moro thnn that , It deprives the varlou
towns In the counties from runnln
their own affairs.
For Instance , suppose Omaha haj
pened to bo in the same county as 1
Norfolk. Stretch the Imagination sti
further nnd for the moment wo wl
suppose that wo had county option I
I actual operation. On this Oasis , If tli
'r i voters of Omaha , n mnjorlty of then
decided that they were not In favor c
saloons , Norfolk citizens would bo di
1 prlved of the right to drink a glass e
beer In the saloon , because there' '
vould be none. regardlens of whether
ho majority of people here wanted
laloons or not.
For Home Rule.
Do you call that Justice do you call
hat home rule ? Is there a man with-
it the rnnge of my voice who can show i
ue where I am wrong when I say that
'Ver ' since democracy \vns born. It has
ttiod for local self government and to
uake the unit as small as possible * '
Surely none will contradict me when
say that county option enlarges the' i
inlt. Why not be content with our
ii ( . 'sent manner of having each town
ind vlllngv decide for Itself whether
r not they want the saloons ?
At the Grand Island convention I
lelpod to vote down the leader of the
mtlnnal democracy , anil although I
tated to do this , I did it because I
bought that the majority of Nebraska
oters are against county option. I
till believe so. and my belief will be
nolded Into proof on the IGth day of
Vugust when voters everywhere will
ast their individual vote for or
igalnst the candidates taking sides on
oitnty option , and If I am any judge
if Indications I will win over my op-
lonent by nn overwhelming majority.
After helping to vote down our na-
lonal leader , Shalleiibergor nrose he-
ore the convention and announced his
villlngness to sign a county option
jlll , if passed by the legislature.
With all republican candldatns
iledged by their party's platform to
Ign a count yoptlou bill , it can be
ilainly seen that I am the only candl-
late on either side who has come out
n the open and pledged myself , as 1
iletlge myself to you now , that I will
eto any county option bill , should It
n > passed by the legislature.
Would Move Capital.
Then again. 1 am in favor of moving
he state capital from Lincoln to the
entral pnrt of the state , where It
vould be fair to all Nebraska. I oh-
act to Lincoln containing the capital
vhen It ought to be in the central part
of the state. Coming as It does , Is the
act that within a year or two wo will
be forced to appropriate enough
uoney to build a new capltol costing
rom two to four millions of dollars.
1 am In favor of establishing an ar-
jltrntlon board that will , In my opln-
OH as well as In the opinion of many
nbor leaders , do away with strikes In
nr great state.
D. Neal of Plainvew was in the
Mrs. George Boyer of Tlldon was In
Frank Hlrsch went to Stanton on
Mr. nnd Mrs. E. Kaul of Madison
J. R. Pnnncr of Neligh was a visitor
it the race track. v
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lindsay have
40110 to Creighton.
Douglas Cones of Pierce was a
Isitor in the city.
Dr. P. H. Salter went to Plalnvlew
F. Dlttberner and family of Madison
vere visitors In the city.
E. Sass , chief of police of Hosklns ,
vas a visitor in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Washburn of Til-
len were visitors in the city.
Mrs. C. P. Davenport returned from
three weeks' vist with relatives at
nmnn and Page.
Hiss Naomi Gray of Central City Is
isiting her grandparents , Dr. and Mrs.
D. K. Tindall of Norfolk.
Among the Tilden visitors were
Misses Bessie Warren , Irene Ryan ,
Vnna Wenke and Anna Stanton.
Mrs. E. F. Stear and daughter have
gone to Lincoln whence they go to
Omaha to make their future home , It
Edward Flynn , a prominent druggist
if Valentine , is in the city visiting
ivlth his parents , Mr. and .Mrs. J. F.
J. E. Haaso has gone to Marshfleld ,
Wls. . where lie will join his wife , who
Is spending n two-weeks' visit with
Mrs. W. A. Moldenhauer and her
niece , Miss Xelma Neuman of Hallam ,
have gone to Lincoln for a week's
visit with relatives.
Lawson G. Brian- state treasurer
nnd candidate for the republican nom
ination for congress in the Third dis
trict , was in the city on business.
S. II. Grant , his daughter Miss Addio
Grant and James Grant of Madison , re
turned Friday from Lynch wher they
attended a successful reunion of the
G. A. R.
Dr. C. J. Verges has purchased a
four-cylinder Overland automobile.
A new addition has been built on
the A. G. Heckman residence at 720
South First street.
The Friday evening dancing party
b'iven at the Country club house was
a success. The dancers report an en
Dr. D. K. Tindall has grown a tomato
mate this year which weighed 1'A
pounds. This seems well for a dry
"Schlitz" Is the name of the now
boat recently built by Godfrey Maas
and Fred Draegor. The boys will
launch the new craft on the Northfork
tomorrow morning , wlien tno ciirlsten-
ing will take place.
Mrs. George N. Beels entertained a
company of ladles from Pierce on
Wednesday Mrs. Staley , Mrs. Mohr
and Mrs. Turner.
Miss Rosella Cole entertained at a
G o'clock dinner seven friends. Those
present wore : Mrs. Rnhn , DIxon ,
Neb. ; Miss Carrie Harding , Omaha ;
Misses Maud Rees , Opal Coryoll , Ver-
nn Coryoll , Mny Johnson , Ruth Shnw.
The largo amount of blood on the
sidewalk in front of the Mooller buildIng -
Ing on Norfolk avenue is a mystery
to the police , who report that although
there mny have been n fight on the
street last night , nothing wrong was
reported to them.
A meeting of the Norfolk board of
education will bo held at the Al Dog-
nor hardware store this evening. Su
perintendent F. M. Hunter , who hna
just completed his work at the nor
mal Institute at Red Cloud , is expect
ed to return to the city this o\enlng
John Srhwichtenherg uho is visit
f Ing with Ernest Ilnnscu nnd who was
ing work in
o u t the
This One Cleanser
in handy sifter can
keeps the house and
everything in it spick
and span with half
the time required
with old-fashioned cleaners.
For porcelain ware and on the
bath tub. Old Dutch Cleanser
is the one safe cleanser to use.
Dutch Cleanser on
a wet cloth , rub
well , wipe with a
clean , wet cloth.
Takes off all dis
scum and will not
scratch. Use it
for all your clean
ing. The one
best cloanscr for
struck on the head by a Imsobnll at
the driving park diamond Thursday
afternoon , consulted an attorney Fri
day with a view of filing a suit for
damages against the race association.
Mrs. Kate Shaw , mother of C. V.
Shaw of this city , was found dead In
her bed in her home at Iloscoe , 111. ,
Saturday morning. No particulars
have been received by relatives here ,
uxcopt a telegram notifying thorn of
Airs. Shaw's death. Mr. Shaw left at
noon for Hoscoe.
Rev. Dr. D. K. Tindall has just re
turned from the great Lincoln assem
bly , where he was called to meet
Bishop Nuolsen and other leaders of
his church and to attend the assembly ,
and he Is now homo to attend clmu-
tauqua. Ho anticipates a pleasant and
profitable time at the chautauqua la
Among the campers on the chau-
tauqua grounds will be Dr. and Mrs.
George IJrandt and two children of
Holstein , In. The party are now visitIng -
Ing at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. .1. W.
Hansom on South Fourth street. Mrs.
Brandt , who is a sister of Mrs. Ran
som , graduated from the Norfolk class
of J'JOS and later graduated at Cedar
Rapids , la.
Now that the Norfolk baseball play
ers are back in their old positions on
their respective league teams , having
won the two ball games from Nellgh
and Tildcn , they will meet on the driv
ing park diamond tomorrow afternoon
to endeavor to tear the pennant from
the grasp of the clerks. The games
scheduled are to bo played between
the clerks and railroad men ; travelIng -
Ing men and Edgewater.
A narrow escape from an accident
occurred at the driving park in the
afternoon , when a large crowd of
youngsters climbed to the roof of the
new grandstand extension. The rooC
broke through on the west end , but
luckily none of the boys fell through.
Soon after the roof broke not a boy
was seen on the high porch , where
they had climbed to get a view of the
broncho misting In the amphitheater
west of the grandstand.
J. H. Qulgley , a Nebraska pioneer ,
prominent and wealthy stockman of
| Valentine. Neb > , has just put the fin
ishing touches to one of the most
beautiful new theaters in the state.
The theater's seating capacity Is about
500 , and It is equipped with the most
modern conveniences. Ed Hans , the
Norfolk scenery artist , has just re
turned from Valentine , whore he put
In place the scenery for Mr. Qulgley's
theater. Mr. Hans did the work In
K. E. Morey , W. H. Haley and Edward -
ward Flynn of Valentine , who made
the trip from Council Bluffs to this
city in a new automobile purchased
at Council Uluffs by Mr. Moroy , board
ed the new machine early this morn
ing and started for their homo at Val
entino. Mr. Morey reports the roads
between Norfolk and Omaha in excel
lent condition. Ho expects to meet
with bad roads before ho reaches Val
entine. Mr , Morey while here visited
with Mr. and Mrs. Pettlbone.
Thresher Through a Bridge.
Wlnslde. Neb. . Aug. C. Special to
The News : Yesterday afternoon ,
while moving their threshing machine
about two and one-half miles south of
this place , San Reichort , Herbert Tay
lor and John Relchert had the misfor
tune to break through a bridge , en
gine and separator going down into
the creek. Mr. Rolchart , who was run
ning the engine at the- time , was con-
sldoiubly cut about the fare , neiessl
tating his c-oiiung to town to have It
attended by a physician No serious
damage only to the bridge.
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