The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, August 19, 1910, Page 5, Image 6
TI1K NORFOLK WBKKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , PKIDAY , At'OPST 19 , 1910. The Oldest Nebraska Woman. "Wont Point , Kelt. , Aug. 10. Sricclnl to The News : The announcomenl throiiKh the Htntc papers tlnit Mrp. Susanna Parish of Scwnid , Is the old- -Bt living womnn In the Hlnto of Nein brnska IB slightly Innccurntc. A reIn mnrknlilo centenarian IH Mrs. Dora Ilarsllck of fuming county , wlio Is without doubt the oldest womnn In the Htato , she having celebrated her 101 Rt birthday on March 2G , last. At the ago 'of 101 this remarkable ploI" neer walks two or three miles to the Catholic church , of which she lias nl- ways been a devoted member , performing - forming the task with cheerfulncBH and vigor. And Mrs. Hnrstlck has not been a hot-house llpwer , protected from the blasts of the world outside , nor has her path been strewn with roses. 8he IB a pioneer of the state , came here when this region was a wIlderneBS and took her share of the burden of the days when the founda tions wore laid for the great common wealth of Nebraska. Mrs. Hnrstick was born March 2B , 1809 , at Stoin- burek , Hanover , C5ermany. For near- ly fifly years she resided In the fatherland - land , married , and together \vlth her husband and children pursued the oven tenor of life. The spirit of un rest , however , and the lure of the west , so common to the German people - plo of that generation Impelled the little family to seek their fortunes In the land across the sea , and In the year 1854 they landed on the shores of America with their small posses sions. The first settlement made by this family was at Dubwiue , la. , where they resided until the year I860. At this time , hearing wonderful stories of the fertility and golden promise of the new territory of Ne braska , Mr. and Mrs. Harstlck journ eyed to this state. They settled at what was at that time the outpost of civilization , locating on the virgin prairlo in what Is now St. Charles township , Cuinlng county , conceded at this time to be one of the wealth iest and most highly Improved town ships of farm land In the state of Ne braska. This family was almost the | llrst settlers of this township nnd during the first twenty years follow ing their settlement they took a leadIng - Ing part in the building of churches , schools and the general improvement of their new home. They were among the few faithful ones , who , feeling the need of spiritual Instruction built the now historic church of St. Anthony in St. Charles township , the llrst church built north of the Plntto river In Nebraska , which was replaced three years ago by a fine , new brick structure. For many years this strug gling congregation was unable to se cure a regular ministration , but was compelled to depend upon the oeca- siom\l \ visits of missionary clergymen. Among the men who braved the dan gers of hunger , Hood and Indian foes , to serve a few families in this parish was the late Father Dexacher of Oma ha , a noted missionary priest. The father , Henry Harstlck , died in the year 18SO. leaving Mrs. Harstlck I with three surviving children , all of whom are now aged men and women. Besides her three surviving children Mrs. Harstick is the grandmother of twenty-live and the great-grandmother of over fifty children , her descendants numbering a little over 100 souls. Among the grandchildren is William H. Harstick the present county clerk of Cumlng county. She is In full possession of her mental faculties as well as possessiong unimpaired physi cal strength. To all appearances she bids fair to live for many years long er. She makes her home with one of her grandchildren near the old homestead , where she has spent over fifty years of a happy life. She oc cupies her time principally In knit ting and spinning for her numerous . descendants. She Is in excellent health , in fact , better than when she celebrated her 100th birthday. The only thing indicating her extreme age is a slight dimnes of vision. Babe Drank Cup of Lye. Alnsworth , Neb. , Aug. 1C. Special ] to The News : There were two fun erals here yesterday one of Gail Richard Shaw , aged 1 year and 2 months , born at Plainvlew , Neb. , on June 27 , 1909 , son of D. H. Shaw and wife , traveling e'vangelists of the Sev enth Day Advent church. The little one accidental } " got hold of a cup of lye , Saturday , and before anyone saw what it was doing , drank the contents. It died in a short time. _ _ The other was Mrs. Jessie Barr Henderson , wife of Elmer Henderson , a young farmer of this vicinity. She was a daughter of John Barr nnd wife of this city , nnd was born in Wiscon sin , July 4 , 1886. She was married a year ago last February. She was a lovable woman and as she grew up here , had hosts of friends who mourn , her loss and deeply sympathize with the bereaved husband and her par ents. She had been ailing for some months , nnd In the hopes of better ing her condition she was taken to Long Pine , where she died Saturday evening , Ai eust3. . 1910 . A Mall Train Wrecked. St. Louis. Aug. 10. The Iron Moun tain fast mail train , which left here at 2 : 0 this morning , was wrecked near Piedmont , Mo. The train con slsted of mall cars. Poplar Bluff dls patches say that tnree men were killed. At the headquarters of the road this report is denied. ROLL OF $500 CHICKEN FEED. Logansport , Ind. , Aug. 1C. lay Morts tore his hair needlessly whei he reached here and found that $501 received for his wheat crop was miss ing. Morts camu to towu to bank the < money. Back home his wife noticed tin chickens pecking away at a wad too > tough to yield to their pegging and found H was a roll of bills. Inside the house the phone wen z-zt tlng-a-llng and Mre. Morts anawei ed. It was her husband at the other end of the line. In a worried tone. "I'm afraid I've lost that wheat money ej , " he said. "No , you haven't , " assured IIH ! wife , and told him all about It. Then Morts laughed , Great Wealth for a Hospital. New York. Aug. ! ( ! . St. Luke's hos pital I l In this city bids fair to rank soon as ' the wealthiest Institution of Its kind I" the world. Gifts aggregating about three million dollars were received by the hospital last year , and this year's total t has just been swelled to an al most > equal figure by the announce ment of a bequest of 6,000 acres of valuable , coal lands left to the trus tees ( of St. Luke's by Norman L. Rees , n leather millionaire , who died a few days ago. The land Is valued at about one-half million dollars. , Anyway , It's Good Advertising. New York , Aug. 16. "The maid of mystery" made her first appearance In ' ' New York yesterday at the Vic toria theater , and last night at Ham- merstelu's roof garden In a panto mime Grecian dance and when It all was over the secret of her Identity remained unsolved. The hint was given that perhaps the mysterious dancer might be a "prominent society woman , " and In order that she might remain Incog nito she wore a mask covering the lower part of her face. Otherwise her costume was not designed as a dis guise. Grace Cameron. One of the most pleasing effects in "Nancy" the now comedy In which Miss Grace Cameron will be soon at the Auditorium on Saturday night , Is the curtain of the llrst act. All through the last scene , Miss Cameron works with the theater nnd stage In absolute darkness with the exception of the red glow of an old cook stove. In this particular scene , the dramntlc situation is so Intense that even though there Is not a word spoken for nearly two minutes , you can hear a pin drop or a breath taken unusually strong by any members of the audi ence. During the action of the play Miss Cameron will sing several selec tions of the swlngy order , and also of the big culntnra variety. In a re cent criticism a Montreal paper says , "Marcela Sembrlch alone has the col oratura power of singing that Grace Cameron has. The greatest of coloratura - oratura singers was Adeline Pattl , who is now gone from us but Grace Cam ' ' eron can run her a close second. Miss Cameron Is not only a star In this country , but In the old world as rs well , having toured South Africa , Eng land , Germany and France. Miss Cam eron was educated for grand opera and speaks foreign tongues as fluently as she does English. Her versatility Is widespread as shown by her many , parts. Within two weeks she played . Marguerite in the opera "Faust" with J Savage Grand Opera company and Daphne , a boy's scubrette part , in "Foxy Quiller" at the Broadway thea ter. A HORSE WAS DISSECTED. Interesting Practical Demonstrations at Carlson Horse Show. An Animal Dissected. Dissecting and general analysis of the horse was the feature in the first day's work of the graduates and stu- dents of Scientific Horse Breeding school of Kansas City , held at the G. L. Carlson breeding barns on East Norfolk avenue. A horse was killed ! by Mr. Carlson for the purpose. Among the most enthusiastic of the graduates and breeders was J. A. Dailey , a prominent horse man of Old Mexico. Mr. Dailey has on his ranch in Mexico 1,100 breeding horses and many sheep. He is greatly impressed with Mr. Carlson's work and declares there Is not another institution in the country compared with the one here in Norfolk. The afternoon was given to the judg- ing of foals In which William J. Knab- ibc el won first prize , Samuel Kent second end , and D. C. Harrington third. The demonstration was anticipated with great Interest by a largo crowd composed not only of the large mini- ber of out-of-town visitors , but many business men nnd farmers of this vi cinity. Class room work was held In the evening nnd lectures on scientific breeding were heard. Out-of-town horsemen here are : , R. N. Montgomery , Rich Hill. , Mo ! ; L W. Everson , Chllllcothe , Mo. ; Charles Hayer , Holden , Mo. ; G. W. n.Brosinan , Mnrtlnsvllle , 111 , ; L. R. Lee Roodhouse , 111. ; J. S. Learner , Polo Mo. ; August Bakelmann , Palmer , Kan- ' sai ; J. E. Moffett , Chismvllle , Ark. I J. W. Fender , Lone Wolf , O. T. , Box 92 ; J. R. Maynes , Macedonia , la. Dan Rlordan , Plqce. Neb. ; F. W. Doug- las , Springfield , Mo. ; W. E. Reynolds Wllllnmsburg , la. ; H. Mayone , Mut- field Green , Kan. . Elbert H. Hawkins Salem , Mo. ; J. E. Kennedy , Bethany Mo. ; A. J. Wing , Sunnyside , Kan. N. A. Davis. Plttsburg , Tex. ; H. S. Record. Monument , N. M. ; A. B. - Comers , Toledo , In. ; Frank P. Me Fadden , Salinas , Monterey county Calif. ; John Garslde , Salinas , Calif. - C. C. Painter , Stronghurst , 111. ; W - < E. Holmes , Trenton , Tenn. ; J. Riby Green Wolfe City , Tex. ; J. H. White Wolfe City , Tex. ; Jacob Maurer Olathe. Colo. ; R. E. Hawkins , Harris burg , 111. ; F. H. Cooper , Gonzales Calif. ; J. C. Walwoord , Holland. Neb. ! George G. Wright , Mt. Pleasant , la. N. J. Rohnett , Klnmundy , 111. ; A. P. j Cox , Dunken , N. M. ; A. M. Goodheart . Dorrnnce , Kan. ; M. J. McClelland , Ae - toria , 111. ; L. D. Smith , Hanford Wash. ; A. C. Woolsey , Gllson , 111. A. W. Warren , Waupaca , Wls. ; u. u.W. i A. Ludlngton , Slienandoah , la. , W. D. Berkey , Iowa City , la. ; Charle ! Irolne , Ankeny , la. ; Joseph Dalle } Hacienda "Santa Anita , " Apartado No. 44 , Culdad Porferlo Diaz , CoahiuU serOld Mexico ; Frank Berkey , Ankenj la. : O. H. Morford , Chelsea , la. ; Emll Henethack , Platte Center. Nob. ; Walt er Henethack , Platte Center , Neb. ; W. 0. Swett , Hosklns , Neb. ; H. B. Swell. Hosklns , Neb. ; Dr. F. F. Brown. Kansas City , Mo. ; F. B. GraTl ham , Kansas City , Mo. ; J. C. Dunn , Dalton , Neb. ; E. P. Farrls , Hosklns. O. ; Joseph Stepanok , Troy , Mo. ; F. Bunge , Belleville , Tex. ; J. M. Mef" Whorter , Plantersvllle , Miss. ; H. A. Harmon , Prairie Hill , Mo. ; R. A. Fitzgerald , Bucyrus , Kan. ; J. L. Sap plngton , Centrnlla , Mo. ; W. E. Mil ler , Eagle Puss , Tex. ; Hays Bealmer , Dodge City , Kan. ; L. W. Hoyt , Barry 111. ; E. L. Filch , Barry , 111. ; George Hlrschman , Plerson , Iowa. ; F. B. Hlndman , Sioux Falls , S. D. ; Thomas E. Leland , Reading , Pa. ; Ed C. Parr , Durand , W. Vn. ; Lou D. Fowler , Ithaca , N. Y. ; John L. Bender , Ownsso , Mich. ; Charles E. Hassac , Urbana , O. ; Floyd Banner , Delphic , Ind. Insane Pug Wrought Up. "Kid" Parker , n one time pugilist , who Is now confined In the state hos pital for Insane near this city , has not yet got over the defeat Jani-M J Joffrkf met at the hands of Jack John son i. ! 1'eno July 4 last. Parker has been giving much trouble to his guards and a lively tilt was experi enced between them nnd the once vic torious prize lighter a few days ago , when he was about to "do up" all the guards In sight. On his own request he has been taking about two hours' training every day , believing he was preparing for a big fight. This , how ever , was shut down on him. He would stop his heavy work and stand In a draught to cool off. He was a Jeffries man. DECLARES WAR ON THE WIND. "I'll Bridle and Bit It , " Walter Brook- ins , Who Is Hurt , Says. Asbury Park , N. J. , Aug. 1C. Walter A. Brookins , chief of the Wright staff of aerial broncho busters , will fly again despite the accident In which eight persons , including Brookins , were injured. "I guess my lienuty Is spoiled , all right , " he laughed , "for besides my broken nose , I lost a few tombstones , Scared ? Not a bit ! I'll po up again Monday. I made tiiem wire Dayton last night for another machine. It will be shipped from stock at once. 1 am going to try to smash my own altitude record or bust myself , and ' this time , believe me , the record will go. "How did I feel in my fall ? Why , how can anyone describe his sensa- lions in the face of death ? My main thought , as my unmanageable machine - chine drove at the white hanks of laces in tue grandstand was 'don't hit them. ' I warped my wing tips des- perately and then lelt the machine plunge sidowise. I was thrown from my seat and It seems to me I lilt the ground before the machine did. All 1 recollect , then , was a crashing and smashing and a sharp pain , when the top of my gasoline tank struck my nose and ripped the cartilage. "Was the wind too strong ? lie was 1 asked. I No , well , it was and it wasn't. It was puffy , that was the main trouble , I and just as I cut off my engine to hand i , a puff caught me and carried me back toward the grandstand. I helleve my machine was whirled com- u-'plctely ' around. My mind was so set on avoiding the grandstand at'all haz- 3ards , however , i.iat my hands worked automatically , independently of my brain. | "Will you fly again ? " "Of course I'll fly again. This is . tne first accident I've had , and It hasn't got my goat a little bit. The wind played me a mean trlcK. That makes me all the more determined to pay it back. I'll brldle-and-bit It next time I go up , and be more care- ful of puffs. Of course , I'm glad to be alive , but I feel very much happier ' over the fact that I was able to avoid Iga more serious calamity. - Nellgh Races Tomorrow. Nellgh , Neb. , Aug. 1C. Special to The News : All Is In readiness for the annual race meet and baseball - tournament 'that will nnpn at River- side park on Wednesday of this week , vlAs one of the free attractions the lo cal management have secured the Moseley girls , the champion relay riders of the world. They change horses and saddles every half mile. e.ut This Is not only something new , but the most exciting race that was ever witnessed. . ' The Nellgh concert band of twenty tyn , pieces has been secured for the en- , tire three days , nnd music of high inorder will be rendered by this organ- ; Izntion. n11 . All the baseball games will be call- 11m. ; ed promptly at 1:30 : in the afternoon , ugand the races will start at 2:30. : The , , following is the official program for litthe three - days : , , Wednesday , August 17. , , j 2:40 : clns strollers , purse 1300 , ; i 2:20 : class pacers , purse $300. . Running race , one-half mile dash , . purse $50. tfcRelay race , one nnd one-half miles , , Moseley girls. ; ; Baseball , Oakdale vs. Elgin , purse . $60. , Thursday , August 18. . 2:25 : class trotters , purse $300. , 2:35 : class pacers , purse $300. rlsShade on Futurity , 2-year-olds , purse , J $200. ; Running race , live-eighths mile dash ; purse $50. . Relay race , one and one-half miles , Moseley girls. - Baseball , Nellgh vs. Royal , purse , $60. : Friday , August 19. . 2:17 : class trailers , purse $300. . 2:14 : class pacers , purse $300. . Shade on Fulurlty , 2 year-olds , purse , $200. $200.Running . Running race , Ihree-fourlbs mile , , purse , $75. , Relay race , one and one-half miles Moseley girls. Baseball , Clearwater vs. Tllden , purse $ CO. Madison , Neb. , Aug. 1C. Special leThe The News : Madison will hold n base ball tourney August 30 and 111. Four of > f the fastest teams In northeast Ne braska have been engaged to contest for the prizes which will conslsl of a purse of $300. AN ENVIABLE DOG'S LIFE Sometimes Being a Canine Is Not so Bad. New York , Aug. 15. Leading a dog's life Isn't such a terrible thing when the dog Is a Parisian prize win ner with a screw tall , bat ears and other necessary characteristics of * private car is hired for his comfort high bred French bull. And when a and convenience In traveling from New York lo San Francisco , ns hap pened lodny , existence Is not to bo barked at. The dog's name Is Radium , and he Is owned by Frederick S. Drew , mil lionaire lawyer and lumber dealer of San Francisco. Mr. Drew , accompanied by his wife , mother-in-law and Radium , arrived from Europe a few days ago. Pending traveling arrangements the party stop ped at the Waldorf Astoria , where Radium was given a room by himself. The Pullman company has a hard and fast rule forbidding dogs to travel In Its cars. When Mrs. Drew learned this she put her foot down decisively and declared rather than ho separated from Radium she would travel In the baggage car with him or stay In New York. "How much would a prlvalo car cost ? " Mr. Drew asked. When told It would cost him $2.000 he drew a check for the amount , Rad- lum was laken from the Waldorf to the station in a laxicab. Coney Captured the Maharajah , New York , Aug. 16. "Two days ! Why , two months Is too short it time to spend in this ripping city. Cancel that passage on the Lusitnnla tomorrow - row and lei's go to Coney Island to night. " These words were spoken last night by the maharajah of Mourbhaujl , grand exalted ruler of Ihe lerrllory of Bnripoda in India. The maharajnh reached the three- quarter mark in his jaunt around the world Monday. He intended to re main In New York only two days , hav ing heard In Vancouver that the city was "beastly hot and nastily noisy , don't ye know. " But a day and half's eight-seeing in the metropolis con vinced the mnharajah that VancouV' crians had grossly libeled little old Manhattan , and he determined to make amends for the implied slight by remaining here another week. Last night the maharajah hired a fresh guide ( he having worn out the first ) , nnd journeyed down to Coney Island. He took in all Hie sights , and was begging for more when the guide dragged him away at 1 o'clock this morning. AND ; HIS "PANTS" WERE THERE. And Peter Duffy's Steamer Ticket Was in His Trousers. New York. Aug. 1C. As the Man- retania edged away from Its pier yes terday officials of the Cunard line discovered a little man standing near the gangplank Holding a carpet bag in one baud and waving the other at the departing liner. He was weep ing and shouting incoherently. "May we be of aid to you ? " politely asked a tall reporter who drew near the 5 foot 2-inch atom of misery. "Shure nnd phwat can ye do for me ? " queried the strnnger , raising nls hnt nnd revealing a red thatched dome , a freckled countenance nnd the reporter's eyes opened wide he wore a green necktie. "It's Kelly , exclaimed a man to the group that had crowded about the green tie , the green checked suit and the green elastic gaiters. "No , it s not Kelly , it's Do-offy , and I'm left , HO I am. " Dropping his grip Mr. "Do-offy" ex plained : 'Maybe I'm a wee1 bit slow ; I come from west Philadelphy. , .hen I was goln' up the plank there I remembered I didn't have me ticket. Me llcket Is In me pants , and me pants Is in mo trunk , nn" me trunk is on Ihe boat and I'm here , and there you are , " conclud ed Mr. "Do-otfy. " The Cunard officials arranged for Mr. Peter Duffy's sailing on the next ! liner. Crelghton Defeats Santee Indians. Crelghton , Neb. , Aug. 1C. Special to The News : In a fast and ng game here Crelghton defeated the San tee Indians by a score of 9 to 0. Frank Theisen for Crelghton pitched a great game , striking out ten men and allowing only two hits. His support upks port was good. Moore and Hendrlcks : were the star players of the game each making spectacular calches In Ihe field. A good crowd wltnesesd the game. The score by Innings : Crelghton 00115110 0 -9 Indians 00000000 0 -0 Batlerles : Theisen and Kane , East man and Mackey. Hotel for Alnsworth. Alnsworth , Neb. , Aug. 16. Specla to The News : There Is some laU lhal Ihe new .Schneider building wll be renled lo Frank Menslnger ant made over Inlo a hotel. It Is a flm three-story structure nnd would maki a good hotel building with n few changes. Mr. Menslnger Is a practl cal hotel man and the hope is expressed ox10 pressed that the rumor may prove ) 10 < be correcl. Surely Alnsworlh need a new hotel aboul ns badly as any ; , place ever did. We have several oed boarding places and one good secon , class hotel , but Just now we are sby on anything In the line of a flrnl class country town hotel. Rev. Mr. Schwarz of the Herman Lutheran church here has resigned his charge to accept one at Kramer , Lancasler county. He leaves here about September 1. He has many friends who regret to se him go. Work will be commenced on the Free Methodist church In a sbort time. Creamery for O'Neill. O'Neill , Neb. , Aug. 1C. Special leThe The News : R. W. McGlnnls of Lin- coin purchased from Campbell Ihe lots ind buildings on the corner of Doug las and Third streets. Mr. McGlnnls will have the buildings lorn down and removed lo allow him lo erect the nrge creamery building he promised I O'Neill last spring In the event of the sewer bonds carrying at a special election. The bonds carried nnd Mr. McGlnnls Is making his promise good. The new building will be 40x100 fecX and one and one-half stories high , with a large engine room In the rear. It will be brick and stone. A lively conlest was on for some lime belween some owners of vacant lots to secure Ihe building , bill Ihe lo- cnllon picked on by the company brings the building In the business district and more convenient to Ihe palrons. Mr. McGlnnls has an expert electri cian with him looking over Hie ground with Ihe Intention of running nn elec tric light plant in connection with Ihe creamery. The lots on the west side of the block are included in the sale. These lots will be used by the em ployes 1 to erect dwellings to allow them to be near the plant. They will also be used to enlarge the plant at any time It so requires. Export men will be employed In operating the plant and with the Increasing output of cream In this locality , there Is no doubt as to the success of the venture. TUESDAY TOPICS. W. H. Kramer of Humphrey was a visitor In the city. Judge J. F. Boyd of Nellgh was in the city on buslnes. W. R. Eckert of Hoskins was in the city transacting business. County Clerk S. R. McFarland of Madison was in the city to vote. Dr. H. O. Scroggin of Bridgeport , Neb. , was In the city transacling bus ! ness. Miss Georgia Austin has gone lo Madison lo attend the county Insti lute. Contractor Clyde Smith of Fort Dodge , In. , is in the city transacting business. Miss Hattie Lockmlllerof Alnswortb , who has been visiting with Mrs. Lena E. Trumni , has returned to her home. Henry Kaus and his granddaughter Miss Clara Kaus of Latlitner , la. , are here visiting with the Charles Fuurst family. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Taylor have gone to Long Pine where they will spend a few woks camping on their ranch near there. W. B. Fuerst , Fred Fuerst , Ralph Fuerst of Battle Creek and Otto Fuerst of Madison are in the city visiting i with relatives. ! Mrs. C. E. Hartford and daughter Mlss Gladys Hartford have gone to' , Glenwood , In. , where they will spend a few weeks' visit witli relatives. Mrs. J. H. Campbell has returned i to York , after n week's visit with Mrs. J. M. Campbell , taking Georgia' Campbell with her for a few weeks' visit. visit.Mr. Mr. nud Mrs. Paul Wetzel nccom- milled R. M. Waddell to Phillip , S. 3. , where they will visit with rela- ives. The trip was made in an nuto- nobile. Mrs. Mlllnrd Green has gone lo Lin coln Wliere she will be joined by her grandparenls , Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bickel , who wil accompany her on a Irlp to Livingstone , Mont. Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beels , a son. Anton Shonka has accepted the po sition as night clerk at the Pacific hotel. A meeting of the Commercial club will be held Wednesday afternoon. Bank Examiner John Rush , Omaha , is busy examing the Norfolk National bank. Mrs. G. A. Kuhl is in receipt of a gift from Omaha friends of a band- some leopard skin rug. C. E. Burnhnm , A. H. Vlele and E. J. Blx returned from Elgin where they organized a Masonic lodge Monday evening. The outside precinct polling booth Is situated at 527 Norfolk avenue , the llrs * door west of the L. Brueggeman's electric supply store. A Northwestern brnkeman was kill 1- ed Tuesday nt Llnwood while making a connection of freight cars. The brakeman lived at Fremont. Ernest Raasch , his sister , Miss Ella Raasch , Misses Verna and Hattie . Moldenhauer spent the day at Wlnslde where they were entertained by Liz zie Podoll. Fault was found with Ihe delay In gelling out the ocnlract for the paving , of Norfolk avenue nnd n lively fight among the city council was experi enced at their meeting last nlghl. The conlract was sent to Omaha for the conlraclor's slgnalure. 90 A slranger In Ihe cily from Illinois wanls lo know what kind of n wealher err - man we have In Ihe vlclnlly of Nor > rss folk. Talking lo a Norfolk business man Monday he said : "Truly Nebraska isw ka is a great slate. I don't know how > you do It in this country. You can have rain any time you want It , and the crops are simply great. " Norfolk's three-day baseball tourna' incut plan la looming up. Fans Ih Ihm n petition cnleld on business men thirty of whom signed their names tc - n guaranlee for Ihe expenses of ho - Ihree days' lournamenl. Clarenc * Rasloy , manager of the Clerks' bal team , declares lhat the meet will bo < held within the next three weeks , t number of the fastest ball teams In this terrllory will come here. Edward Pflle , one of Ibe old Jrth Settle in California where an nll-lhc-.vear-'round season and rich neil enable many a man lo earn a treed living on one acre of ground. Low One-Way Colonist Fares in Effect Daily From Aug. 25 to Sept. 9 , 1910 Over the Union Pacific Electric Block Signals Through trains comfortable tourist sleepers excellent dining ear meals and service. For tickets and general information , eall on or address your Local Agent , C. W. LANDERS. W. R. PARGETER , Commercial Agent , Norfolk , Neb. Nebraska settlers and pioneers , died from cancer of the stomach at his home at Hosklns at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning. Funeral services will take place Thursday nflernoon at 2 o'clock' ' In the German Lutheran church nt I Hosklns. Mr. Pflle was well known here nnd hns n number of relatives living In this vicinity. He hns resided j in Hosklns since 1872. He leaves a wife and live grown children. Autopsy Shows Suicide. Neligh , Neb. , Aug. 1C. Special lo The News : The nutopsy held over the remains of Nels Pedersen yesterdny at the Inte home of the deceased ny Dr. W. F. Conwell of this city , re lated 1 ; the fact that he came to his death by strangulation , and by his own hand. 1 ; After all this fact had been given , some of the people in that im mediate vicinity still cling to the Idea that t the man w.as murdered , The officers of tills county are absolutely - solutely certain that there is no ground for the theory of murder. The first Indication that was gwen out that the man was not murdered , j Is evidence enough in itself. The | hoiue was tilled with people when the ( cord was cut away from the throat , , and everyone present could hear the , escaping air from the lungs , and it I was so foul that it was near Impossible to , remain. Such circunihtances could not happen after a person had been murdered. ' Leu Greggerson , wlio accompanied , ! Sheriff Miller and County Attorney | Rice ' home Sunday evening , was ro I leaked ' by the ollicers upon their return - turn I to Neligh yesterday afternoon. He was suspected by the neighbors in that vicinity of having a hand in the foul play action , If such there was , and was brought here for'safe keep ing , and only for his own protection. Stole Bunch of Neckties. Because he took from her fifteen men's neckties which she was en deavoring to make away with , a col ored woman whoso name Is unknown stood in the doorway of the Slar cloth ing store yesterdny afternoon and for fully two minutes kept the air hot with her curses which she addressed to G. A. Kuhl , head salesman. The woman stood at the counler In- specllng collars which she wanted to purchase. A large number of men's neckties were neatly displayed in front of her. While Charles Fuerst , the salesman who was waiting on her , turned his back to exhibit more col lars from the stock , the woman com menced pulling tie after lie , which she concealed under a coat she canried over her arm. Jake Shlvely , another salesman whose eyes were glued on the woman , immediately made things warm by yelling : "What are you going to do with those ties ? " She immediately pulled a few from their place of concealment and throw ing them on the counter marched mn jestlcally loward Iho door saying , "I j can pay for whatever I buy , thank , you. " Her relreat was not speedy enough ; and G. A. Kuhl was soon engaged In a tug of war , winning by a length. He recaptured fifteen of the ties and 1(1n throwing the coat back to the woman , lold her lo make her retreat hasty. She then blockaded Ihe doorway and cursed him. The Early Vote Heavy. Ihe primary elecllon opened nt i r-cn In Norfo'k ' , the polls to close at 8 p. m. The early voting was unusually heavy. Dahlmnn's boosters used automobiles 10he biles to carry voters to the polls. The returns will be slow , because of the size of Ihe ballot. - Omaha , Aug. 1C. A statewide prl mary election Is being held Ihrough 'hm out Nebraska today to nominate ofil mrs cials from United Slales senalon ' down lo the smallest county office While Omaha and Lincoln are Iho ce.wo , , principal centers of Inlerest , the votIng otns Ing In less thickly populated section > ! of fhe state will be a distinct tor In the general result Peflnlle res ! are hardly expecled before Wednes day nlghl. although In Ihe elites UK count will be completed much earlier In Iwenly-lhreo counties the poll do not close until 12 p. in. , and In many precincls In Ibo counties Iho returns must be hent forl > miles to the nearest telegraph office. Mayor Dahlman wound up an ag gressive gubernatorial campaign In this city with a dozen speeches , the last of which was not finished until late in the night. Other candidates put the finishing touches on their canvass - vass In less pectacular fashion , but witli cciunl enthusiasm. The congressional race In the- First and Second districts has been the most Interesting and the polltlclaim are not willing to hazard a guess on the outcome. Secretary Hay ward of the republican national committee IB a candidate In the First district and some profess to believe that the repub lican following of democratic candi dates for state offices will Impair MB chances , since many consider "the state offices of greater Importance. In the Second district , Judge Abraham Lin coln Sutton , "progressive" republican , threatens the chances of Charles L. Saundcrs for similar reasons. With both parties divided on the question of county option and the In surgent strength showing Itself in the republican party new conditions have arisen which prevent either side from making ' serious predictions as to the final results. Telephone 22 Years Old. Twenty-two years ago this irorning ; G. T. Sprecher , present lO'-il ' u-una- ger of the Nebraska Tclpphon company - pany ' , started to work with a forfo of linemen setting poles for the first telephone line In the city. A few days ' later the first telephone was in stalled ! in The News olllce , and in an other ' day the line was extended to the lair grounds , to the grounds where the G. A. H. were holding a reunion and one In the Hopkins dliop Those four telephones consisted of Norfolk s telfMihono capacity twenty-two years ago. ago.Mr. Mr. Sprechcr , before coming hero , for three years had been manager of the Schuylfr olllce , where he was or dered to Omaha. Orgaiii/lug ills force of workers he reached Norfolk on the night of August 15 and on Ihe morn ing of August 1C , the first telephone pole was put In place. The limes have grentlv changed since then. The Nebraska Telephone office switchboard with hundreds of telephones has been llll-jd to Its ca- paclty and additional switchboards are being installed. There ! s aUo anoth er telephone system here with many telephone subscribers , tiio independent Telephone company , n rompi't'tor ' of Ihe Hell. The city is a network of telephone and telegrnpn ' .v'res ' and there is hardly a home , even among the most humble in which there is not a telephone Installed. The wires have extended all over the rural routes and farmers look on them us a common and necessary thing. Ready for Fort Riley. Wednesday morning at a very early hour Musicians Lynde , Howe and Dtoosnn will sound "ns. i-mby" ! at t he- armory of Company D , local militia company. A few moments later Cnp- tain C. L. Anderson will give the or der , "Fall In , " and the soldiers at 0:20 : will board their special car on Northwestern train No. 2 , and soon been on their way to Fort Illley , Kan. , . where , with thousands of other regu- Inr and militia troops , they will lake part in the maneuvers. At Stanton , Caplnln Johnson , Ihe commander Ihere , will embark on another special car of the same Iraln , and Ihe baggage car of the Norfolk company will bo shared by Ihe soldiers of Ihelr neigh- , > orlng lown. When arriving at Lin coln , the regiment will take a special Iraln over the Union Pacific for the camping grounds in Kansas. The Norfolk soldiers will return home on August 28. - - The soldiers who will leave Wednes - day are : Captain C. L. Anderson , Lieutenant H. M. Anderson. Lieuten . ant Fred G. Glister , Sergeant L. P. Urueggeman. Quartermaster Sergeant - W. It. McFarland , Seargonnts Kvanson , Wllle. Weaver , Asmus. Corporals , I light. Klllen. Leu. Wilde. Musicians. Lynde , Howe , Dreeson. Privates , - Hauptll , Hoyiner , Hardy. Inglls. Lyndo , Larkin , For , Davidson , Hills , Hewlett , . Kolsaii. Odlorno. Selfort , Tnft. Ilrldge , Mussellmnn. Jncknon. Strong. Carbine , Macey , Rlgert , Grauel. Shlppee , Pol- ras.