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THE NOHFOLK WEKKM' NjOWSvIOUKNAh , FltiiMY , AUdl'ST 120 , 1010.
Dr. 11. T. Holden returned fron
II. A. Oldhum of Gregory WUH a vlt
llor In tlio city.
H < riniiii ItiuiHcli of Stanton WUH I
lliu city for a Bliort visit with roll
Sheriff lloff of Pierce county Is 1
tlio city on husliiCHH.
Mr. and MIH. AniHpoker of Sprint
view arc In tlio city.
A. Buchholz returned from a bus
IIOHB trlii t Stanton.
Miss Dorothy Rudat returned from
visit with friends at Madison.
Miss Leona C. Jones of Omaha 1
vlHltlng MTH. W. C. Ahlmann.
Dr. and Mrs. C. . ) . Verges returne
from an automobile trip to Stanton.
. ) . W. Mc'Clury returned from Mad
tion whore hu spent a day vlnltln
Mrw. T. W. ScJillllnKton of Ornah
IH In tlio city visiting with Mrs. Ji
Misses Clara Knnsch and Dor
WIchert have gone to O'Nclll for
week's vlKlt with relatives.
John 1'llant of Missouri Is here , ha1
Ing been summoned by the Illness i
tils hrother , Joseph Pliant.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jones have n
turned from a week's vacation whlc
they spent with relatives at Lincoln ,
Mrs. Nettle Paxton , who has bee
here visiting with Mr. and Mrs. U. 1
Hardy , has returned to her borne t
Horn , to Mr. and Mrs. A Sionki
A golf tournament was announce
for this afternoon at the Countr
Horn , to Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Grovi
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Wllllai
Smith , a son.
The roof of the high school bulldln
IB being painted.
Dr. W. H. Pllger has purchased
IGO-acre farm near Nowlln , S. D.
Howe's orchestra went to Stanto
to furnish music for a dancing part ;
Mrs. 13. Tobban of San Francise
Las opened hair dressing and beaut
parlors in the Bishop block.
At a special meeting of the Eaglt
Paul Nordwig was chosen as del
gate to the grand aerie at St. Loui
The Gollmar Bros , circus passe
through the city over the Union Pi
cillc enroute to Fullerton and otbt
towns on that road.
R. B. MeKinney , manager of th
liHUhorn Life Insurance company wh
has been conllned to his bed , is ngai
able to be back at his desk.
All members of the Norfolk Krli
ger Verein are Invited to go to Stai
ton Sunday. Those who go aree :
pected to be at the hall at 12 o'cloc
Mrs. O. H. Kaun , wife of O. I
Knun , a farmer living north of th
city , was operated on at Omaha o
Wednesday evening. Her condition 1
reported as satisfactory.
John Penny , a farmer near Norfoll
has brought to town three stalks c
corn measuring thirteen and a ha
feet in height. The stalks are on e :
blbition at the Sailer Coal & Gral
Paul Peterson , an employe of th
Norfolk Transfer and Storage con
jwny who sustained a broken toe o
Thursday when heavy freight-acclden
ally fell on him , is reported gettin
Mrs. A.V. . 13arge has gone to Cro
Mrs. Anugust Huebner of Hndr
was in the city.
Miss A. W. Glenn of Madison \va
here calling on Friends.
Miss Martha Miller of Hoskins w.i
here visiting with friends.
Miss Nellie Howard is spending
week's vacation with relatives at Co
rectionville , la.
W. J. Smith , freight agent of tl ;
Northwestern at Omaha , was In th
city on business.
Miss Maria Berger of Sheboygai
"VVis. , who was here visiting with th
C. F , A. Marquardt family , has r
D. Uaunl is in New York City o
business. He will visit Philadelphl :
Pittsbiirg , Cleveland , Chicago an
Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Butterfield wer
called to Davenport , la. , Friday evei
Ing by avtelegram announcing the si
rious Illness of Mrs. Butterfield's fi
ther , A. P. Doe , of heart trouble. M
Butterileld had only returned froi
Davenport on Monday , at which tlm
Mr. Doe was considered improvinj
But the telegram Friday said that h
bad had a backset and was in a si
A railroad ticket good from Hndn
to Norfolk was found on the doorste
of M. McCan Thursday mornlni
The ticket had not been used but wo
dated August 1C , which makes M
McCan believe the purchaser becam
tired of waiting for a train and ha
"walked In. "
T. E. Odlorne reports the sale (
the Swan Johnson residence on Hayc
avenue to Thomas W. Norvell , M
Norvell Is the father of Mrs. M. V
Beebe and Is a prominent farmer (
Holt county. He will move to Norfoll
W. N. Huse , editor of The New
has been invited to serve as one <
the vice presidents of the Omaha con
mittee which will entertain Colom
Roosevelt on the occasion of his vis
to Omaha , Friday , September 2.
The national reunion of the Ge
man Landwehr Verein ( German so
diers ) will take place In Omaha So ]
tember 3 , 4 and 5. Fifty member
of this society from Norfolk and thl
vicinity have already made It know
that they will participate in the r <
Among the day's out-of-town visi
ors In Norfolk were : H. M. Chrlstlai
Ben , Plain view ; Jeanett Gutru , Nev
man Grove ; Miss H. L. Norrls , Gran
Island ; D. B. McLuugblln , Alliance
William Krebs. Lamro ; D. E. Va
Mlartcom , Madison ; Iva Vau Blaricou
Madison ; J. II. Murnan. Lynch ; Mn
A. Hall. Dallas ; 13. S. Stehhlns. Deri
lur ; Dora Knott ; Illnlr ; H. J. Smltl
Wakefleld ; M. K. ReeMin. West Point
L. 12. Subln , Beatrice ; V. Chili
Hughes , IlatUo ( "reek ; Anna I
Hughes , Battle Creek.
1C. N. Vail returned from Fox HOHU
Minn. , where he has a large farm. M :
Vail reports but two Inches of rain I
tlio vicinity of Fox Home since hu
spring. HK ! wheat crop was small. In
was Hiich good ijunllty that 11 brougl :
$1.15 per bushel at the Mlnneapoll
Kdward Pheil , the Hosklns plonee
who died from cancer of the stomuc )
was laid to rest In the Hosklns cenn
tery Thursday afternoon. Rev. M
Aaron of the Hosklns Lutheran churc
held services. Many relatives an
friends from Norfolk and Stanton a
tended the funeral.
Mlllard South and Shortstop Krah
of the Norfolk clerks' baseball teai
went to Oakdale to play with the Oal
dale team for a day. This make
three Norfolk players that the Oal
dale team has signed since the Kll
horn Valley league was organizei
Cillssman , the clerks' catcher , bavin
been at Oakdale for some time.
Teddy Oesterllng , 0-year-old son <
Mr. and Mrs. William Oesterling , i
suffering from an Injury to his rlgl
foot. The youngster was playing ba
when he accidentally stepped on a shar
sliver with his bare foot. He did m
tell his parents of his Injury unt
the foot had swollen conslderabl ;
The physician yesterday was unabl
to locate the sliver but expects t
take It out today.
G. A. Anderson of Spooner , Wis. , ;
moving his family to this city whei
he will make his future home. M
Anderson's brother lived In Th
Heights a number of years ago. H
was a carpenter. Mr. Anderson
household 'goods arrived yesterda ;
"The crop conditions In Wisconsin at
very bad , " s.iye Mr. Anderson. "P <
tatoes which were planted last sprln
are just coming out of the groun
now. There Is no tame hay. Wil
hay shipped in Is selling for $18 pc
Executors of the John Higman ei
tatc , consisting of fifty acres locate
on west Norfolk avenue , will not b
able to divide the assets , should th
property be sold now , until twent
years from this date. In the will c
the late John Higman , there is in
thing which authorizes the sale c
the estate. The eastern parties wh
were here looking over the propert
have left the state.
O. P. Kinsey , formerly an employe
of the Southern Pacific at Palisadi
Calif. , but now with the Northwester
here , is receiving his household good
and will make Norfolk his honn
Among Mr. Kinsey's property is
double bicycle manufactured for us
on' the tracks of a railroad. The mi
chine arrived Thursday neatly crate
and for some time after its nrrlvi
employees at the Union Pacific di
pot believed they were handling
Hying machine. The bicycle , whlc
is really two ladies' bicycles attache
to each other , is quite unique , fitte
out with brakes , and wheels of ligl
material resembling much those (
a light handcar.
SHIPPING IN COAL.
With Rush of Fall Business , Car Shor
age is Anticipated ,
Small shipments of coal represen
ing the winter's coal supply are a
ready entering Norfolk over the va
ions railroads. One local dealer , t
prevent last winter's threatened cos
famine , has already laid in his wli
ter's bupply. It is believed by rai
road agents here that Norfolk peep ]
will buy their coal early , while tli
local dealers will do the same.
If this is done Norfolk will be i
no danger of a coal famine or e :
perience any trouble such as tin
from last year's car shortage.
Grain is also being shipped on
with the fall goods coming from th
east , combined with the general bu
iness picking up , in thirty days ther
is no r.iieslion in the minds of railron
men that cars will be hard to get.
The Tripp country Is sendin
through Norfolk considerable quant
ties of stock and grain , but the fa
shipments from there are expected t
The Bride Only 15.
Neligh Leader : A prepossessin
young couple appeared at the count
judge's office Wednesday forenoo
and requested a marriage Hcensi
They gave their names ns James V
Anderson , aged 24 , and Maggie Rako'
aged 19 , both of Page. Afterward
they were married by the count
judge. In the afternoon of the sam
day the parents of the girl came t
4 > ellgh and found their daughter an
husband at the Atlantic nouse. The
claimed that the daughter was but 1
years of age , and took her back horni
threatening prosecution of the hu
band for falsely certifying the age (
the girl to be 19.
Three Men Are Burned.
August Blade , proprietor of th
Blade billiard parlors , is badly buri
ed about the hands arms ; Martin La
son. chauffeur of the Koyen autom
bile garage is slightly burned aboi
the hands and cut about the face , an
I. M. Macy , former proprietor of th
Macy Photograph studio , Is slight !
scorched about the hands and fac
of the result of a five-gallon can (
gasoline catching fire from a mate
on which Larson stepped when he we
filling the can early this morning i
the Koyen garage on North Flft
Larson had let about a pint of tl :
gasoline run on the floor and was tun
ing from the pump located In th
southwest corner of the garage , t
load It onto the automobile of M
Macy. At that moment he stepped c
a match which bad been careless ]
thrown on the floor , and immedlatcl
he wax enveloped In sheets of Unmet
The can of gasoline was burning fur !
oilsly , but the fact that there wer
two hole * In the can , giving it plent ;
ol air , checked an explosion.
Three Men In Flames.
Air. Macy ran to the telephone
which Is located near the pump , am
endeavored to turn In an alarm. HI
clothing , however , was soon In flnnie
and it was with difficulty that he e >
tlngulshed the blaze with his ban
In the meantime Larson had throw ;
a canvas over the burning gnsolln
can and was dragging It Into th
street where he collided with Blttdi
whose clothing was soon in flana"
He ran across the street where , enl ;
after bis arms and hands were badl
burned , the flames were extinguished
Some Autos Scorched.
A. Koyen , proprietor of the garngi
was soon on the scene and with th
aid of Fire Chief Millard Green ej
tlnguished , the lire with chemicals
The wooden wall In the cement garag
was burning. A number of automc
biles In the garage were slightl
scorched. Among them was the heat
tlfnl Plerce-Arrow of G. D. Butterfleld
the fine Marion of Irvln & Melcher
Blado's Mitchel. A Bell telephone wn
The buildings is owned by D. Roe
and is not Insured. The damage don
by the fire will amount to about $1 (
not counting the damage done to th
automobiles , some of which were hue
ly scorched by the lire.
ABOUT CONCRETE PAVING.
Sioux City Engineer Tells DIfferen
Yarn to His Own Townspeople.
A number of Norfolk business me
are wondering why the Sioux Cit
engineer declared In Norfolk recem
ly that cement paving was past th
experimental stage and is the comin
thing. To the Sioux City council th
engineer tells a different story. Th
Sioux City Tribune says :
"There is a marked disposition o
the part of the city council to mak
an extensive experiment with concert
paving in the new work now bein
planned for next year. An informs ]
conference was held with City Eng
neer Guynor following the councl
meeting this morning and the quei
tion of material was considered , in at
dltion to the distribution of the ne\
"It was empnasized by the city eng
neer that the concrete paving shoul
be considered only as a temporary in
provement and that the plans shouli
lead to it being eventually used ns ;
base for regular brick paving. Th
economy of the concrete idea is on
of the principal features cited in it
favor , as a five-inch road dressing i
said to prove sufficient for all ordi
"Among the districts definitely slai
ed for new paving are Jackson streel
from Sixth to Fourteenth , Pierce fror
Twenty-fifth to Twenty-ninth , Jer
nings from Sixth to Thirteenth. Th
West Fourth street paving which ha
been used twenty years' Is due to b
replaced and the plan is to have on
good paved driveway In the region o
Grandview park. "
Carlson to Europe.
G. L. Carlson , Norfolk's scientlfi
horse breeder , in about a week wil
go to France and Belgium , where h
will study the breeding conditions o
those countries. In Belgium he wil
be joined by an interpreter whom h
has already employed. Mr. Carlsoi
has been swamped with hundreds o
letters from European countries
which are said to be far behind th
United States in the horse breeding
Mr. Carlson will not only study th
general breeding conditions , but wil
have numerous Interviews with th
government officials of both Franc
and Belgium , with whom he will fui
ther Investigate the methods of breed
Hard at work in his office on Soutl
Fourth street Mr. Carlsor is rapid ! ;
approaching the last chapters of th
new edition of his first book on scl
entitle horse breeding. This book wil
be of great benefit to colleges am
professional men , while the first ed :
tion was written more for the use o
farmers. Seven thousand five hur
dred copies of this book have alread ;
been purchased by the breeders win
attended Mr. Carlson's show liere i
few days ago. They organized her
and purchased the books , which the ;
will distribute from nearly every stati
in the union. The book will be fir
Ished In a few days and with tha
work out of his way , Mr. Carlson wil
leave Immediately for Europe.
This is not his first trip to the oil
country , he says , and bis second tri ]
there will be of great value to him.
New Depot Comes Soon.
Norfolk is assured of a new Unioi
Pacific depot. Local Agent C. W
Landers has received Instructions t
notify some of the property owner
on the road's right of way to look fo
other quarters and make room fo
the new depot , while other propert ;
on the right of way has been condemr
ed to make room for what is believe
will be practically a new /relgh
This Information was received yei
terday from Mr , Landers who say
there is no question In his mind tha
his road will soon start operations o :
the construction of the new depol
One employe of the road reports tha
the plans for the new structure wer
In the hands of a railroad official
few days ago.
To a Norfolk business man Genera
Manager A. L. Mohler of the Unio
Pacific has written that the plan
will be submitted to Norfolk to lee
over. The time was not stated b ;
Mr. Mohler , who says the proposltlo :
must go through channels which ar
Blow but cure.
Grace Cameron In "Nancy. "
Clrnco ( . iiiiu'ion. whose vaudevlll
work with De Wolf Hopper and whos
ilever musical comedy stunts In th
original "Foxy Qulller" show made
place for her on the American stagi
came back to Norfolk Saturday nigh
iind opened the new season with i
play called "Nancy , wiltten for he
by her brother , C. H. Kerr. Price
were lower than for her former aj
peainnces , which must be taken Int
account In declaring that the show II
self was not up to her former Mm :
At times In the play were llasbe
of Miss Camei on's cle\erness and he
singing of character tongs was et
thuslastlcally applauded. Her chaiat
ter work was nearly identical wltl
her role in "Dollle Dimples" and sh
sang a "Dollle Dimples" song eve
again. The piny itself was not up t
Miss Cameron's calibre on the stngt
It was a weak make-over from i
stereotyped model with n lot of It
excusable coarseness In It. The con
puny was fearfully weak.
H. A. Haley Is In Cntcago on bus
Mrs. Carl Albert of Hosklns wa
Miss Ella Huebner of Lincoln Is 1
Sheriff C. S. Smith of Madison wa
in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Lackey retun
ed from Pilger.
Henry Marquardt returned from
visit at Hoskins.
Mrs. Henry Miller of Hosklns wa
a visitor in the city.
A. C. Bradenberg of Battle Cree
was here on business.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Pettlt of Wan
erville were visitors In the city.
Mrs. A. Wilsfy and her daughtei
Mrs. McKim , ol Oakdale were here.
Mrs. Eugenie Maxwell of Lincol
is here visiting with the A. H. Veil
Miss Nora Stevens of Peoria. Ill
Is here visiting her sister , Mrs. E. y
M. J. Sanders has gone to Chadroi
Rushville and Gordon on a week'
Misses Marion Deitrich and Leot
Leach have gone to Omaha for a vis !
Mrs. J. C. Stitt has gone to Cleai
water where she will visit with Mrs
Earl Harper ,
Misses Ida Hagel and Emma Raase'
returned from a visit with friends 'a '
Hot Spring. S. D.
Mrs. .1. A. Steele and son Rober
Steele of Arlington , Xeb. , are her
visiting at the L. B. Niocla home.
Miss Zona McNutt of Ord , Neb. ,
schoolmate of Miss Maud Rees h
Doane college , enroute to Plainvie\ \
for a visit with friends , spent las
night at the D. Rees home.
William G. Keehn , who has been as
slsting Dr. McKim during the summei
leaves for his home at Gresham , Neb
today and will return to the Kansa
Veterinary college next month to tak
up his final year of study.
B. D. Remy , superintendent of th
schools of Monticello , 111. , was in th
city yesterday to see Dr. McKim an
other 'friends. Mr. Remy at one tim
resided in Norfolk and clerked in th
Spencer & Ovelman shoe store.
E. B. Watson of Iowa City has at
cepted a position here with J. C. Stit
A carrier system will probably b
installed in the Beeler Brothers ston
A demonstration of the system is no\
going on at the store.
U. S. Conn , the newly appointe
president of the Wayne normal schoo
passed through Norfolk. Mr. Con
made a good Impression In Norfol !
upon the business men who met hiir
Mrs. O : L. Hyde entertained a nun :
her of lady friends last night at
slumber party. Tents were provide
and the slumberers enjoyed a treat c
Wallace Lyman who has been her
acting as temporary district traffi
chief nt the Bell telephone office i
the absence of Walter Jones , has n
turned to his home at Omaha.
An Omaha man was fined $192 a
Stuart Friday for shooting prairi
chickens out of season. An Ontuh
game warden was on hand to arres
him when he returned from his hunt.
P. M. Barrett , who has been confine
to his bed in his apartments at tn
B. T. Reid residence , is again abl
to be at his place of business. Mi
Barrett's physician has not yet detei
mined whether Mr. Barrett is suffei
ing from appendicitis or not.
Sheriff Smith of Madison says th
county saved about five days' boar
bill on Joseph Teuton , the man hel
in the county Jail for breaking into th
Overrocker store some time ago. Tei
ton gave up the idea of fasting am
is now again enjoying his meals rem
larly. He had not eaten a bite fo
five days , says Sheriff Smith.
Plalnview Wins Two Games.
Plninview , Neb. , Aug. 22. Specif )
to The News : The Plain view ba ]
team defeated the Royal nine on th
diamond here by a score of 11 to ]
The Antelopes were outclassed 1
every point of the game. Our boy
played splendid ball and had the visli
ors at their mercy nil through th
game. Friday our team met the Rai
dolph nine at the park. This gam
drew a great crowd and it was wel
contested for the first four innlngi
The crack team from Randolph cei
tainly met their match. Their slut
gers failed to connect with Dunaway"
curves , hut they made one single scor
on errors. The visitors seemed to b
surpised nt the fast playing of ou
hoys and admitted that they were oul
classed. Plalnview got seven score
and Randolph one.
Colome Man Injured.
Colome Times : James Vyskocll wh
lives on a claim five tulles east c
Colome. was the victim of a seriou
runaway last Saturday about nooi
when m attempting to hook n loom
line , climbing out on the tongue o
his wagon to do so. his team of mulei
ran away. Vyskocll was thrown U
( he ground , the wagon with the hay
rack on. i mining over him. He win
carried to the olllce of Dr. Klmbnll un
conscious and apparently badly hurt
An examination showed that one rll
was caved In. another rib broken , tin
left shoulder blade fractured and :
deep gash In the back of 'his head
He also lecelved a serious Injury t <
the spine. After his Injuries had beei
attended to , the Injured man was
taken to the Simmons house In th <
rear of the Implement and black
smith shop , lormerly conducted by G
C. Simmons , where he is now caret
for by D. L. Nozlska and family urn
doing as well as could be expected un
der the circumstances.
Clerks Defeated at Madison.
Madison , Neb. , Aug. 22. Special t <
The News : The Madison Imscbal
team beat the Norfolk clerks on tin
Madison diamond Sunday , the scon
being 3 to 8.
Woman is Injured.
Colome Times : Mrs. C. A. Banti
had her left leg broken just below tin
knee Tuesday evening , when the horsi
that she was holding took fright a
an auto , tipped over the buggy am
threw her to the ground. The acclden
occurred at the Floete lumber yards
Mr. Banta had gone to look over semi
lumber , leaving Mrs. Bonta holdlni
the reins , and it was during bis ab
sence that the accident happened
Mrs. Bantn was taken in an auto t <
the home of Dr. Kirnball , where slu
win remain for about two weeks be
fore she can be moved.
All Want Free Advertising.
Orchard News : During the past fev
weeks we have received enough politl
cal announcements to fill half a doz
en waste baskets , most of which wen
accompanied by a letter starting ou
something like this : "Anything yoi
can do or say through the co'.umni
of your paper to advance my candi
dacy will be greatly appreciated , etc.1
It no doubt would , but we have louni
that appreciations don't buy grocerie ;
or pay the coal dealer. You will havi
to offer better inducements.
Homestead Fake Plans.
Dustin. Neb. , Aug. 22. Edito ;
News : The preceding articles 01
homesteading related more to the lion
est and industrious homesteader
whose intent is not to shirk honest la
bor , but to cultivate and Improve hli
land and give value received to t"nel (
Sam in return for real estate and i
This article will deal with the fal ; <
homesteader , man or woman , marrie <
or single , who tries to cheat the govern
ment , or who comes as near as the
law will let him. and not lose his rlgh
or land in the federal courts on charg <
of collusion or intent to violate th <
The least of these offenders is tin
homestead bum , the rural hobo , win
does not really understand his obliga
tloiis , but wants a piece of land free
without paying the required price-
self-denial and hard labor. He doei
not know there is such a thing at
thieving from his government. He is
simply following a lazy , sluggish in
stiuct. untrained and ignorant , to ge
something for nothing. That he owes
his country a debt for furnishing bin
land never enters his mind. Amoiif
these rustic bums are as many womei
as men and they are usually unmar
ried. A homestead bum files on r
piece of land and puts up a shanty
In size and workmanship the pattern o :
a large dry goods box standing em
up. It will barely hold a cot , a chaii
and a mimic stove for frying eggs ani
pancakes. But few meals are eater
in the shanty. The bum does a day's
work here and there , eating and sleep
Ing with the neighbors , catching rides
to town , and enjoying himself at in
tervals by the day or week.
One of these women fakers filed 01
a homestead in Brown county a fev
years ago. Time went on. The "drj
goods box" held down the land. /
few seeds were planted each spring
A man was hired to plow twenty-fw
acres or more. He ran a furrow th <
required length , , skipped five rods 01
more , and plowed another furrow
Seed corn was listed in the row. Sh <
let the place to pasture to the man
for putting up two rows of wire fence
on two sides. She expects him t <
swear on the day of final proof thai
she has so many acres "under cultiva
tion" and so much invested In I in
provements. She Is bright and physl
cully strong , able to earn , clear , froir
$30 to | 45 per month , the net inconn
of which she could invest in improve
ments. But she dawdles away hei
time , coming and going to town , eat
Ing off the neighbors , and has not
spent enough in three years to pay foi
her living on the claim a solid month
She stays all night in the shanty onct
or twice in several months. She it
fighting contest suits , bumming hei
way as much as a railroad hobo , am
keeping industrious applicants fron
improving the land.
Men Fakers , Too.
There are men today in Nebraska
able bodied , good natured , well inten
tioned fellows , who live the same lif
as the women fake homesteader , ant
who spend their small calibre assld
lously planning how to get along al
the least possible expense and how
to avoid performing honest labor
They are not built on a model bit
enough to defraud the public like s
Morgan or n Rockefeller , but they de
liver the goods In Intent as far as theli
meagre abilities and laziness will al
low. They get a meal and lodging
wherever they can and debit it to expense
Another lady homesteader has h ld
down her claim for four and one-hull
years , by moving onto the land u
shuck not much bigger than a pint
piano box. She has never planted i
garden , built n fence or put up a build
Ing She has eiirned Hovorul hundrot
tlolliurs touching school and working
for her father In the meantime. Slu
has eaten , slept , worked mid lived un
der her father's roof not staying 01
the claim more than ono night In sb
months or a year. Not a cowtruck cat
be neen on the place. She Is holdlm
down a Klnkald tMO acres , that can
not be farmed , but can be used foi
hay and pasture. The demands of tin
Klnkald law are that the homestead
er live upon his land , make it his home
and cultivate the soil. In sandy re
glens especial stress Is laid upon ful
filling the home claim , and great latl
Hide Is given to the unmarried woman
who must earn her own living. Slit
can go away to teach or work by tlu
week , but she must Improve her ' 'lain
with at least a part of the money ant
spend enough time to assure the gov
eminent of her intent to maintain i
home. In brief , the author of tin
law says , "Home Is where you eii' '
and sleep and get your washing done
It Is the Intent that governs all doubt
ful cases. " The law makes except lorn
in the case of Illness , lire , accident !
and storms destroying crops.
The Rustic Rockefeller.
A more serious offender Is tht
old style cattleman , not extinct , hu
thriving now and then In Isolated ro
glens , a monopolist of the sandhills
a Rockefeller of the prarlrles , wh <
preys off his kind , who knows the law
and who uses his sharpened Instinct !
to keep out of the clutches of that law
He wants all the land and water ant
trees and skies he can see or get ai
option on. He bluffs his less knowing
neighbors into believing be owns tht
earth. He gets hold of the lands bj
no right or title , but by ncfnrloin
methods , that if known would lant
him in state's prison. He leases Inm
that does not belong to him. Ho selh
hay that is not his to sell. He get !
friends and relatives to file on land
they never Intend to settle on. I
some honest settler brings u contes
and wins the suit , he begins a seriei
of petty persecutions , calculated t <
discourage , starve or drive the home
steader out of his dominion.
One rural monopolist was caughi
turning his herd at night upon eightj
acres of ripened corn that belongei
to his successful contestant. Thai
field represented the settler's cash nc
count for the year. He had left r
few cows. Every now and then one
was missing. One of his horses got
the habit of wandering away and was
found with its neck broken in a gulcl
among the hills. When the gardei
was ready to yield its cash account
in tomatoes and potatoes at $1 pei
bushel. Rural Rockefeller's bogs would
be sure to swoop down upon the fence
tear it down and devour the prbducl
of the homesteader's labor. By the
third or fourth year , the settler is us
ually ready to sell or abandon his.
right to Rustic R. , for he has despair
ed of catching or punishing this vi
clous offender , who often works
through a middleman in such a way as
to save himself from the law.
And just as the real Rockefeller
finds public opinion bis friend and the
law his protector , this prairie magnate
is held in high esteem , and great feat
by his neighbors. Not a man even ! i
victim will complain publicly. But
all in private tell of his misdeeds anil
depredations , and look in vain for n
catspaw to pull their burning chest
nuts out of the fire. Life is the saint
in the sand hills or in Ohio , the
birthplace of presidents and political
leaders. Human nature is the same
among the gulches of the Niobrani
ajid Wall street and the city ball in
Chicago. In the city protected monop
olists defraud their brothers of mil'
lions. In the sand hills , an intrench'
ed magnate steals a quarter of hay
holds a claim illegally , butchers hie
neighbors beef at night and hides it
in the sand , or when eggs are high ,
puts in four rotten eggs to the dozen ,
and mixes tallow with bis butter.
The Neligh Races End.
Neligh , Neb. , Aug. 22. Special to
The News : Saturday , the last day of
the Neligh race meet and baseball
tournament , was fully as well attend'
ed as that on Thursday , which was
not expected. There were three daye
of excellent weather for all the events ,
and the many visitors who had the
pleasure of attending this meet ex
pressed themselves as being well
pleased with the races and ball games ,
All credit is due to the local president ,
M. B. Huffman , Secretary W. W. Cole
and J. W. Splrk and Joe McCalg for
the success financially of the closing
event. All business houses closed
each afternoon from 2 to S o'clock.
The program of the races given Sat
urday were those that were scheduled
for the opening day. Bonnie B. won
the 2:20 : pace In straight heats , with
Brunswick B. second. The Shade On
futurity for 2-year-old trotters and
pacers was a drawing card In Itself.
Following Is the summary of the
2:20 : race , purse $300
Bonnie B. , b. g. . . ' 1 1 1
Brunswick B 3 2 2
Prince L. , ' s. b 2 3 3
Prince L. , s. h 2 3 3
Winsor Walnut , b. s. ) G 4 4
Basco , b. h 4 5 5
Time : 2:1S : > 4 , 2:15Vj : , 2:1G. :
Shade On futurity for 2-year-old pac
ers , one-half mile , purse $200
Shadulirie 2 1 1
Mooch On 1 3 2
Queen On 3 2 3
Time : 1:23 : , 1:23 : , 1:22. :
Shade On futurity for 2-year-old trot
ters , one-half mile , purse $200
Jennie G 1 1
Seal On 2 2
Time : 1:50 : , 1:59. :
Running race , one-half mile , purse
$ fiO : Marshall Dun first. Nettie C.
second , Baby D third. Time : 51 i.
A 12-lnnlng Ball Game.
The baseball game between Oakdule
and Elgin for a purse of SCO was the
best exhibition of the national game
IrvThc Farm Kitchen.
It the grrattsl bclp and convenience ,
If Cleansf Scrubs ,
Scours , Polishes.
I'ots , kettht , jmnt , boilers ,
sinks and jlat-ironif rni/fc /
jMiils and teHinttor > f woorf
floors , etc. , eatier , quicker
Some cleaners are harmful.
Avoid caustic and acid. Use
this One bandy , all-'round
cleanser for all your cleaning
a time and labor saver
throughout the house.
TO CLEAN FLOORS--
Wood , Linoleum or Stone
Wet sprinkle with Old
Dutch Cleanser and rub
with mop or scrubbing
brush ; then mop with
This will give you quick ,
unusual and most siti -
factory results ,
during the three d.iys. It took twelve-
innings of mighty hard work to de
cide the content , anil it waanybody's
victory until the last man was out.
Oakdale had the best of the argument
all the way through , and it was tlio
excellent support rendered the ICIgin
pitcher at critical times Hint the game
was made interesting. Following i
the score by innings ; :
Elgin 00100000010 0 2
Oakdale . . .00000010010 2 4
Batteries : Elgin , Ffaiik McKay and
Cole ; Oakdale , Albert McKay and
Gllssmaii. Struck out : By Elgin. 5 ;
by Oakdale , 14. Hits : Elgin. 4 ; Oak-
dale , 12. Errors. Elgin. I1 ; Oakdale. 2.
Umpire. Nick Melick of Neligh.
Long Pine's New Park.
Long Pine Journal : Last Saturday
was the opening day at Amusement
park and many people from this and
neighboring towns payed their first
visit to the park. All the work 1ms
not been completed as the manage
ment were unable to secure necessary
help to put on the finishing touches
before the opening date. Tue balance
of the work , however , will he pushed
rapidly. The grounds are nicely light
ed with electricity , as are also all the
buildings : .
Large numbers of people may be
found at ail hours of the tiny enjoying
the pleasure afforded by the mammoth
plunge. This bath house which has
been built at a big expense is one of
the finest to be found anywhere and
is certainly greatly appreciated by
the large crowds which visit the same.
Everything possible has been and is
being done for the comfort and pleas
ure of guests , and already the place
has gained much popularity from people
ple for hundreds of miles around. A
big slide is to be found at one end
of the building and this adds much
for the amusement of visitors. The
water in the plunge is kept at the
same temperature by a large boiler
which was installed for heating pur
poses. No crowd is too large to bo
accommodated and a number of big
events are being planned to take place
before the summer season closes.
Carrie Smelled a "Skunk. "
Columbus Telegram : The original
and only Carrie Nation was , In Colum
bus this morning. She arrived on a
late train lust evening , and left on
the early freight for Albion , where she
will deliver a chautauqua address this
Carrie had to wait awhile at the
depot while the trainmen wore gf'tting
the Albion freight ready for action.
Only n few persons on the platform
were aware of the presence of the
celebrated woman. She had been the
guest of the Merldan hotel for the
night , and Landlord Todenhoft ac
companied her to the depot. Carrie
appeared uneasy. She sniffed the
morning atmosphere suspiciously , and
pounded the platform with her um
"I smell a skunk ! " These were the
first words spoken by Carrie. "I smell
a nasty skunk , " she repeated. "Ah ,
there It Is , " she shouted , pointing tea
a cigarette between the lips of n
young man In the crowd.
And then the young man got a Ice-
lure. Carrie told him that a cigarette
was the most filthy thing that a white
man could put in his mouth. She
further told him that If he would fol
low the trail of cigarette smoke every
day , he would discover that It leads
either trt the penitentiary , the asylum
or the grave.
As far as can be lenrned Cnrrlo did
not visit any of the Columbus saloone ,
and never unsheathed her hutchet
while In the city , except when she
smollud the skunk.