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MIE NORFOLK WEKKLY NEWS-IOUItNAL. FRIDAY. SKITI'MBKU 0. 1910.
These words from the lips of our
Master , the Great Teacher , have lM > cn
grievously misunderstood. The teach
ing pf our Protestant childhood was to
the effect that only the saintly elect
would go to heaven and that others
would not only lose heaven , but gain
an eternal life in torment. Thus our
text was understood to portray what
practically the whole world of mankind
would be compelled to endure. This
hell was pictured to our childhood
minds from outside the Bible as heated
to a white heat. If we expressed won
der or surprise that any human cre.iture
could endure such conditions so long
the answer was Unit God would exer
cise his omnipotent power to make us
flre-proof and paln'-BcnsItlve. Some theo
logians of the Thomas a Kcmpts school
of thought went so far as to picture
the poor creatures In Uielr Bufferings
nnd to show Uiat the heat would form
a kind of an asbestos covering which
would shield them from a measure of
Its Intensity. But those deluded theo
logians proceeded to explain that these
outer coverings would crack and shell
off every little while , leaving the poor
victim freshly tender that his suffering
might be the more intense.
Of course , these theologians of the
past had their dllllculty In dealing with
the worms. They could Imagine devils
who would oversee the torture as being
made Immune to pain by the chief tor
turer , the Almighty God. But Just how
to Imagine the worm getting along In
BO great n heat nnd how they would in
any wise Increase the torture of the
poor sufferers was to many a perplex
ity. But patient thoughtfulness along
these cruel and devilish lines enabled
flome to formulate the theory that the
worms would be fiery ones , living In
fire , delighting In fire worms that
would bore through the incrustations
nnd add still further to the horrible
sufferings of the world of mankind.
Was This What Jesus Meant ?
Did the Great Teacher intend that
end ) conclusions should be drawn from
his language ? And did he stop short
of the description from reasons of sym
pathy or modesty or shame ? Is tills
the central teaching of God's Word
or lias a great and terrible mistake
been made ? And have we mistaken
n figure of speech and treated it as
literal ? We erred. We misunder
stood. The Great Teacher who rebuk
ed his disciples , James and John , when
they desired to call fire from heaven
upon the City of Samaria , because the
people thereof refused to sell them
food for the Master the sympathetic
One who said to them , "Ye know not
what manner of spirit ye are of ; the
Son of man came not to destroy men's
lives , but to save them" could that
Bon of man In any wise Intend to tell
us that our great Heavenly Father had
less of the spirit of love and righteous
ness than the two Impetuous disciples ?
Did he mean to intimate that while the
disciples Impetuously might have been
willing to destroy the earthly life of
the Samarlti..is , the Heavenly Father ,
of still more demoniacal disposition ,
would treat practically all piankind ten
million times worse than that and use
Divine Power to all eternity to perpet
uate the sufferings of his earthly crea
tures which his own Word declares
were born In . . . shapen in iniquity ,
In sin did their mothers conceive them ?
earthly creatures , too , whose environ
ment was unfavorable and whose Ad
versary , the devil , God neither destroy
ed nor bound ?
Such an interpretation , my dear hear
ers , Is not supposable. We must look
for some explanation of the Master's
words more consistent with his own
character and with the Heavenly Fa
ther's character , and more consistent
with our conception of what a Just ,
Loving , Wise and Powerful Creator
would do. It does not answer the pur
pose to say. as so many do , "Bosh , do
not discuss such a matter. Nobody
now believes such things ! " This one
Scripture repudiated would shake our
confidence In the whole Bible. But
rightly explained and understood It
would settle and Increase our faith in
the Scriptures as a Divine message.
This , then , must be our object not
merely to cast from us the devilish In
terpretation of the dark ages , but to as
certain the true Interpretation to get
the true lesson from the words of the
Great Teacher. Thousands are driftIng -
Ing off into more or less open Infidelity
Bluiply because of the Irrational Inter
pretation given to this text and two or
tnree others. And these errors have
become so fastened In our minds from
childhood days that they have become
part and parcel of our very lives , so
that many of us would have been In
clined at one time to dispute the very
existence of a God as much as to dis
pute such slanderous misrepresenta
tions of his glorious character.
Entering Into Life.
Let us go back to Jesus' day and In
mind place ourselves with those who
heard him utter the words of our text
and context. The Teacher had Just
said , "If thy hand offend thce , cut it
off It Is better for thee to enter into
life maimed , than , having two hands ,
to go Into hi'll , Into the fire that never
Fhall be quenched , where their worm
dleth not stud their fire Is not quench-
d. " He said the same in the follow
ing verses respecting the foot and the
eye. Was he speaking literally or fig
uratively ? Does any sane person sup
pose today that Jesus advised a literal
cutting off of u hand or a foot or the
ooO ' ' 'O
. . .
"Where their wonn dicth not and
their fire is not quenched" ( Mark ix
plucking out of an eye ? Assuredly
not. And the person who would fol
low his counsel In that way would be
considered unbalanced In mind. We
all recognize what he did mean , name
ly , that if any who desired to have
eternal life found that they had hin
drances of appetite or pleasure or
what not , as dear to them as an eye ,
foot , hand , these precious , but disqual
ifying sins or wrong-doings , should be
put away no matter how precious
they were no matter how highly es
teemed. By way of contrast , the Mas
ter suggested that If the retaining of
these things would hinder them from
entering into life they could not af
ford to retain them that even If they
were to carry the figure further and
suppose that In the future life they
would be deprived to the extent of be
ing maimed to all eternity It still
would be preferable to them to prac
tice the self-denial now nnd to enter
Be It noted that the reward here In
dicated Is In the entering Into life , and
the Intimation Is that those who fall
will not have life at ail-that they will
fall to attain life ; that they will have
no eternal life , either in pain or In
pleasure. Let us examine our text
further and see this. /
Gehenna Typed the Second Death.
The word hell In our text is from the
Greek word gehenna , which. In turn ,
was a corruption of the Hebrew word
gch-hinnon. which signifies valley nf
death. There are two other words In
the New Testament Greek translated
hell In our common version. One of
these , tartarus , has no reference to hu
manity whatever , but merely signifies
our earth's atmosphere the place
where Satan and the fallen angels are
restrained in chains of darkness ( U
Peter II , 4) ) . The other Greek word
rendered hell In the New Testament Is
hatlcs , which corresponds exactly to
the word rendered hell In the Old Tes
tament , namely shcol. And all scholars
know that both of these words signify
the same thing. They are used Inter
changeably In the Scriptures to desig
nate the state or condition of deatli
the tomb. No person , of even slight
education , would for a moment at
tempt to claim that eternal torment Is
taught by shcol , hadett or tartarus. The
great stress of all who teach eternal
torment falls , therefore , upon the word
hell found In our text In the original
Greek , gehcnna.
What we have to say respecting It
will undoubtedly be news to but few
of this congregation. But since tills
sermon will be reported in more than
seven hundred newspapers of the land ,
our explanation will probably eventu
ally reach ten million people , to whom
the Truth on the subject will be new.
What we have to say is not new to ed
ucated ministers , however , and why ,
as pastors , they have kept the sheep
of their Hock in the dark on the sub
ject is for them to explain. They cer
tainly cannot plead Ignorance. At very
most they can apologize that they
hoped that the misunderstanding would
do more good than the truth. They
eeein to forget entirely that this terri
ble misunderstanding is not only
wrecking the faith of thousands , but
dishonoring our Creator blaspheming
his holy name , his holy character , by
misrepresenting It and the Divine
A Valley Outside Jerusalem.
I wish that those of you who have
modern Bibles with maps at the back
would turn to the map of the City of
Jerusalem and there notice oh the
Southwest side of the City , just out
side the wall , the Valley of HInnom.
That is the Valley that In brief was
called Geh-hlnnon , the Greek of which
Is gehenna. All of our Lord's uses of
the word gehenna stand related to
that Valley. For the sake > f my lar
ger congregation it will be worth while
for us to take a glance backward at
the history of that Valley during many
centuries before Jesus' day.
The first mention of this Valley In
the Bible Is found in Joshua ( xv , 8) ) ,
where it Is given as one of the boun
daries of the tribe of Judah , accordIng -
Ing to the lot cast by Joshua In the
division of the land that had come in
to possession of the Israelites. It Is
again mentioned similarly In Joshua
xvlil , 10. The next reference to this
Valley Is found In II Kings xxlll , 10.
There we rend of how Joslah , the good
King of Judah , instituted a great re
form In the nation and abolished idol
atry , one of the most heinous forms of
the Idolatry having been practised In
this Valley of HInnom , which had got
ten a new name , namely Topheth. His
tory tells us that the Israelites built
In this Topheth. the Valley of HInnom ,
n great brass Image to the heathen god
Moloch. In various places they had
groves In which a licentious form of
worship was enacted and then they re
sorted to this Valley of Ilinnom to offer -
fer sacrifice of a most revolting kind I
to the heathen deity. Sometimes it t
was a boy and some times It watt a
girl that wan placed naked in the arms
of the great image after it had been
fired to a red heat with fuel piled un
derneath the Image uud passing
through it an a < lue. The cries of these
infants so horribly sacrificed were
drowned by the cheers of the worship
pers and various musical Instruments.
* All of this , indeed everything akin
to Buffering , was strictly forbidden
oy ' the tuvine lnw given to isnu-i
And they had been specially warned
against this very form of Idolatry
( Leviticus ivlll. 11 ! ; Deuteronomj
xrlll , 10) ) . It Is a gross mistake am )
Blander of the Divine character nnU
to Hupjtose that It ever Hiinctioni'd
torture. And it Is a Btlll worse slim
! | der upon God to Biipjmse that he would
himself do , nnd that for all eternity.
'i ' what be condemned in his fallen crea
The Lord declares all this through
the t Prophet Jeremiah ( vll , 81-34) ) . Here
l God < particularly forewarned the Israel
iiU ites that their wrong course would
U eventuate In the terrible time of Iron-
| | blc i which came upou Jerusalem in the
year 3 A. D. 70 , when It was estimated
that over a Million died nt the Blege
of Jerusalem. In fulfillment of Oils
prophecy the Jews cast the i "d bodleg
over tiie wall of Jerusalem Into this
very Valley. Thus we read , "Behold ,
the day Is come , snlth the Lord , that It
shall no more he called Topheth , nor ,
The Vn'.ley of the son of HInnom , but ,
The Valley of Slaughter ; for they shall
bury In Topheth till there be no place.
And the carcasses of this people shall
be meat for the fowls of the heaven ,
and'for the beasts of the earth. "
After tile reformation made by King
Joslali the Valley of lllr.noin was dese
crated to the Intent that It mlR-ht never
afterward be considered fit for any
kind of religious worship , sacrifice or
ceremony. It became the valley of
defilement. It was used at certain
times for the burning of the offal and
rubbish of the city. It became the
dumping plnee of dead cats and dogs ,
etc. If any of these fell upon the
ledges of the rock , no one thought
worth while to Interfere , nnd the maggots
gets and worms destroyed them. Fires
also were lighted occasionally to burn
the combustible rubbish , and brimstone
was ndded so that the fumes might
destroy any malarial tendency , In the
Interest of the health of the city.
The Lesson Jesus Taught.
We have before our minds now the
gehenna lire which no one ever at
tempted to quench , but which was de
signed to consume utterly everything
cast Into it. We have in uilud also the
worms of which he spake worms
which were permitted to feed on the
carcasses undisturbed until the car
casses were consumed and the worms
themselves died. Another item here
should be noticed , namely , that a sayIng -
Ing amongst the Jews was , Whosoever
commits such a misdemeanor will be
in danger of going from bad to worse
until he will be brought before the
tribunal of the Sanhedrin , a culprit.
Jesus took the same line of proverbs
and declared that anyone violating the
Golden Rule to the extent of calling
his brother a fool would be In danger
eventually of such digression from
righteousness as to bring him under
sentence of the greater tribunal of
Messiah's Kingdom , and , "Whosoever
shall say unto his brother , Thou art
a fool , shall be in danger of gehenna
fire" ( Matthew v. 22) ) .
AVhat the Great Teacher meant was
that the earthly Jerusalem was a pic
ture or type of the heavenly Jerusalem -
lem , which represents the Divine Gov
ernment or Kingdom the New Jeru
salem which , by and by , will come
down to earth when God's will shall
be done on earth as it is done in
As gehenna lay outside of the wall
of Jerusalem , so our Lord Intimated
there would be an antityplcal gehenna
outside the New Jerusalem. As the
trash and offal of the typical city were
consumed in the Valley of HInnom , so
the offal and trash of humanity who
will refuse all of God's favors , mercies ,
blessings and opportunities , will be
treated as disgraceful wretches and be
consumed , destroyed , in the antltyp
leal gehenna which Is the Second
Death. Concerning this antltypical ge
henna , the Second Death , we are defi
nitely Informed of the characters which
will there be destroyed utterly , as Pe
ter says , "as natural brute beasts. "
We have a description of this sym
bolical New Jerusalem or Divine King
dom ( Revelation xxi ) , composed pri
marily of the Church , and secondarily
of all from the world who , during
Messiah's reign , will enter In through
Its gates and enjoy the blessings of
Divine favor and life eternal. And
then we read , Terse 8 , "Hut the fear
ful , and unbelieving , and the abomina
ble , and murderers , and whoremong
ers , and sorcerers , and Idolaters , and
all liars , shall have their part In the
lake which burneth with fire and brim
stone , which is the Second Death. "
Note that this lake of fire and brim
stone into which all the offscourlng of
humanity will be cast is a symbol , and
the meaning of the symbol is plainly
etnted In the words , "Which is the Second
end Death. " The first death passed
upon all mankind on account of father
Adam's disobedience. Our Lord Jesus
was appointed the Savior of Adam and
his race and gave his life a ransom for
all , to rescue all from death , to give
to each and every member of Adam's
race one full , fair opportunity for a
test of loyalty to God and righteous
ness and to secure life eternal In the
New Jerusalem. Contrariwise all who
will reject that full opportunity will die
the Second Death , from which there
will be no redemption , no resurrection ,
no recovery of nny kind.
Training For a Crash.
"That man Is always anxious to get
Into the spot light , " said the observant
"Yes. " replied Senator Sorghum , "but
he doesn't discriminate. One of these
days he's going to stand In front of a
locomotive headlight and not realize
his mistake till he is "
run over. Wash
Labouchere's Sarcasm. i
Of Gladstone Henry Laboucherr
once remarked. "I do not object to Mr ,
Gladstone occasionally having an ace
up his sleeve , but I do wish he would
not always say that Providence put It
Prize With Tombstone.
1211 , Neb. , Sept. 2. John Brady , who
has just opened n tombstone and moum
ument business here , has startled the
community by offering a prize of half
a dozen dining room chairs to the
first person purchasing a tombstone.
I'p to date no person has made appilui
cntlon for the prize.
Votes Not Canvassed Yet.
Lincoln. Sept. 2. The state can
vassing board met yesterday , viewed
an abstract of the Douglas county vote
to which two riders are now attached
Instead of one , passed a motion to
send to Douglas county for another
"true and complete" abstract , a rep
etition of the work performed Tues
day , and adjourned until Saturday.
No votes were canvassed and no
progress was made. The meeting con
sumed about two hours.
The board found attached to the
Omaha abstract last Tuesday n state-
nent that It was subject to recount
.here. Treasurer Brian objected to
he rider then , saying he was not
eady to canvass the vote until it was
removed. So n motion was passed to
lave the county clerk of Douglas
county return a "true and complete"
ibstraet of the vote.
Hnvorly returned an abstract this
nornlng with the original rider still
attached and another one saying that
the county canvassing board had at-
ached the llrst merely to serve notice
on the hoard that the recount was go
ng on. This didn't help matters. So
the board , being In argumentative
mood , proceeded -wrangle until
everybody got tired. Treasurer Brian
icknowledged that he was a stickler
for form and didn't give a rap about
he substance of things , and Secre
tary Junkln declared that the whole
thing was n farce.
Auditor Barton was present and in
dicated that he did not wish to can
vass the vote until an unconditioned
abstract was before the board.
A motion to adjourn until the re
count was received was defeated.
Then a motion to canvass all the vote
except that on governor was defeated.
The result of the meeting was a dupli
cation of the work done last Tuesday ,
which amounted to nothing.
Drinks Must be Pure.
Lincoln , Sept. 2. The state board
of health has notified the managers
of all county fairs that they will be
held J ( responsible if the sale of adul
terated soft drinks Is allowed on the
premises ' over which they have con
trol. This is taken to mean that
when lemonade , elder or pop is sold ,
It must be the pure article and not
made out of a concoction of drugs
DAKOTA DEMOCRATS ACTIVE.
Chairman Lyons of Central Committee
Has Headquarters at Vermillion.
Vermilllon , S. D. , Sept. 2. Chair
man R. P. Lyons of the state demo
cratic central committee , has estab
lished headquarters In this city , and
expects to carry on the work from
this point. It is planned to carry on
an active campaign , and plans are
now being formulated for the work of
the next two months. Granville Jones ,
editor of the Aberdeen Democrat , is
here assisting with the preliminary
work , and will remain until his ser
vices are needed on the stump.
Chauncey L. Wood , candidate for
governor , and W. W. Soule and John
E. Kelley are already making speech
es , and will keep at It until the cam
paign closes. Other speakers will be
placed in the field a llttljc later on.
Stanton's New High School.
Stanton. Neb. , Sept. 2. Special to
The News : The Stanton school board
awarded the contract for the erection
of the new Stanton school building
to Razman & Blazer of Omaha for
$17,856. The contract for plumbing
and heating was let to Dussell & Son
of Columbus , Neb. , for $4,200.
This ends the long contest over the
erection of a new building necessi
tated by the growth of the city.
Greggerson Now in Jail.
Neligh , Neb. , Sept. 2. Special to
The News : Lou Greggerson , the
much-sought-for man , who Is accused
of murdering Nels Pedersen on the
afternoon of Friday , August 12 , in
the vicinity of Elgin , is now confined
In the county jail of Antelope in this
The young man drove Into Nellgh
with his brother yesterday afternoon
and gave himself up to Sheriff Miller ,
saying that he requested to be in his
care until such time when he can
prove his Innocence of any charge of
It was a week ago last Monday
evening that he was at the home of
his father-in-law , James Holcomb ,
with whom he was making arrange
ments to return the following day to
Nellgh and furnish bond if It was
deemed necessary. It was while he
was at the home of the latter that
ho was Informed that he was In great
danger of violence if he remained
there , and In consequence he depart
ed for the place of his brother , In the
northern part of Boone county , where
he has been continually , assisting his
brother In farm work.
The preliminary hearing for Greg-
gerson will be held next week. At
this time It will be Impossible to state
the day or date. Very few people In
Ncllgh were aware of the fact that
the young man was In Jail , and that
he had given himself up voluntary , at
a late hour last night.
Omaha Cool to Roosevelt ,
Omaha , Sept. 2. Colonel Roosevelt
and party arrived from Kansas City
at 7 o'clock this morning. Quite In
contrast with his reception at other
places , there was no demonstration
at the depot on his arrival. The re
ception committee , consisting of Vic
tor Rosewnter , republican national
commltteeman , United States Senat
ors RurkeH and Brown of Nebraska
and Dolllver of Iowa , former CongresB-
man John L. Kennedy. General O. A.
Smith : , commanding the department
ol the Missouri , B. F. Thomas , post
master of Omnlia , Ferdeon W. Wat
tles , Luther Drake. Charles H. Pick-
em' , Gould Dletz and C. M. Wllhelm.
was in waiting to give the disting
uished visitor ollldiU welcome.
Not Noticed Along Street.
Colonel Roosevelt and his Immedi
ate party were taken to the Omaha
club for breakfast. There was no ev
idence on the streets traversed that
the public was aware of the visitor.
This might have been accounted for
by the comparatively early hours and
the threatening aspect of the weather.
The program arranged for the enter
tainment of the party Included noon
luncheon at the Omaha field club.
T. R. Tired ; Refuses to Motor.
It had been the Idea of the commit
tee that the forenoon should be spent
In motoring about the city , but the
former president expressed a desire
tor an opportunity to rest and early
In the day it was announced that he
would likely not leave the club until
time to go to the Field club for lunch
eon. At 4 o'clock he will deliver an
address at the Auditorium.
St. Jo Crowd Got Sore.
When the colonel's train reached
St. Joseph nt 12:40 : this morning there
were continued calls for a speech
from a large crowd of men who had
gathered at the station. Colonel
Roosevelt being asleep , did not respond
spend to the calls , and as if In retal
iation the crowd began cheering for
Shallenberaer and Mayor Jim.
After the breakfast Governor Shal-
lenberger and Mayor Dnhlmnn of
Omaha called on Colonel Roosevelt.
It was announced that the colonel
would not leave the club until noon ,
when he would go to the Omaha field
club for an Informal luncheon to
which 400 guests had been invited.
Martin and Seth Bullock There.
A telegram was received by the
committee on arrangements from Con
gressman E. W. Martin of South Dakota -
kota asking that places be reserved
for him and Seth Bullock , United
States marshal for South Dakota and
an old-time friend of Colonel Roosevelt
velt , at the banquet to be given to
night at the Omaha club. The request
Fire Loss Was $75,000.
Dallas , S. D. , Sept. 2. Special to
The News : The St. Mary's mission
buildings , which burned to the ground ,
cost in the neighborhood of $75,000.
This included three dormitories , class
rooms , chapel , etc. St. Mary's mis
sion is located about fifty-five miles
west of Dallas in Todd county and
Is the Episcopal boarding school for
the children of the Rosebud Sioux
Indian tribe. This mission was es
tablished over twenty-five years ago
and has grown from a scholarship of
less than one dozen to where It to
day stands as a power in school cir
cles of probably 500 students , all In
dians , there being no white children
The mission is fifty-five miles from
the railroad and with its inland loca
tion oftentimes is not appreciated , hut
the good which it lias done In assist
ing to civilize and teach Indian chil
dren the ways and customs of civiliza
tion is wonderful. The loss to the
church Is , as above stated , in the
neighborhood of $75,000. These mis
sions and government schools have
been supplied to a large extent from
Dallas , as Well as from Valentine.
Neb. , and in all probabilities there will
be considerable freighting of new ma
terials to reconstruct the buildings
which were lost and Dallas , as the
hub , seems destined to resupply much
of the devastated properties.
Interstate Livestock Fair , Sioux City ,
la. , Via the Northwestern Line.
Dally , Sept. 19 to 24 ; return limit
Sept. 26. Large list of attractions.
Great exposition of live stock and
farm products. Apply to ticket agents
the Northwestern line.
Heinrich Rudolph Warnecke.
Heinrich Rudolph Wnrnecke died at
the home of his mother on the corner
of Fifth street and Madison avenue at
7 o'clock Wednesday evening , after a
lingering illness brought on by rheu
matlsm. Funeral services will be held
at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the
home on Fifth street by Rev. J. P.
Mueller , and at 1:30 : at the Christ
Lutheran church , after which the re
mains will be laid to rest beside the
father of the deceased in the Luth
eran cemetery east of the city.
"Heinrich Rudolph Warnecke was
born In Pierce county on November
23 , 1872. He came to Norfolk with
his parents soon afterwards. For the
past eleven years he has been In the
employ of E. M. Ziesche , working nt
his trade as clgarmaker. For a num
ber of years he has suffered with
rheumatism , but not until a few weeks
ago was it necessary for him to be
confined to his bed.
He leaves to mourn his loss an
aged mother , two brothers , William
Warnecke of Scribner and Charles
Wnrnecke of Pierce , and one sister ,
Mrs. Richard Ziesche of Nellgh.
Jack Thomas of O'Neill , enroute to
Lynch , was In the city visiting with
Mrs. W. Peterson of Wlnslde , was In
Warren Heltzman went to Pfnrce
Dr. C. A. McKlm has gone to Ponca
Mrs. C. E. Long of Wlnslde visited
with friends here.
Rhlnald Steinkrnus of Pierce WOE a
Isltor In the city.
Mrs. Louise Krause of Hosklns was
a visitor in the city.
Mrs. Joseph Dobbin of Hosklns was
n visitor in the city.
Mrs. Carl Albert of Hopkins was
liero calling on friends.
Mrs. William Mans of Hosklns was
here railing on friends.
Miss Stella Stlrk of Battle Creek
was a visitor In the city.
Miss Agnes GlBhpert of Pierce WOB
here visiting with friends.
Mrs. I. Hamilton of Stnnton was In
the city visiting with friends.
Arthur Apfel of Meadow Grove was
In the city transacting business.
Mins Reglna McGnltn returned from
a short visit with friends at Winner.
William Gunsehorn of Osborn , Neb. ,
was In the city transacting business.
Mrs. E. S. Sly , who was here visit
ing with friends , returned to Chadron.
S. O. Campbell , nn attorney of
Crelghton , was In the city transacting
Rev. J. W. Wells of Valentine , grand
custodian of the grand Masonic lodge ,
was In the city.
Mrs. Arthur Wlehman and Mrs. Au
gust Schwlchtenherg of Hadar were
visitors In the city.
Misses Elsie and Bertha Eckler of
Crelghton are In the city visiting with
the A. W. Flnkhouse family.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Gilbert Anderson of
Alliance , Neb. , are in the city visiting
with their son , C. L. Anderson.
County Attorney James Nichols re
turned to Mndlsou after a business
trip at Tllden and In this city.
Mrs. August Filter and daughter ,
Miss Elizabeth Filter , have gone to
Syracuse for a visit with friends.
Mrs. II. G. Conover and her two
children returned from a three weeks'
visit with relatives In Minnesota.
Miss Catherine Cody has accepted
a position with the Parisian hair
dressing parlors in the Bishop block.
Miss C. C. Wilson , who has been
here visting with Mrs. E , H. Brewer ,
has returned to her home In Meadow
Mrs. A. O. Hnzen and children have
returned from a two weeks' visit with
the William Hoffman family at Mead
Miss Mildred Gow has returned
from Cnrlock , S. D. , where she had
been visiting with her brothers , Har
old and Archie Gow.
Misses Emma and Louise Schulz
have returned from Wnnawock , Wis. ,
where they spent three weeks visiting
with friends and relatives.
Miss Anna Hnzen has returned from
a month's visit on the John Mischko
ranch near Crofton , Neo. ATISS rtnzen
will go to her school at Peru Septem
Father Petlach of Verdigre was in
the city visiting with Father Gehauer.
Father Petlach was enroute to Omaha
to attend the reception to ex-Presi
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Watson of Plain-
view , who were visiting with the Ira
M. Hamilton family , have gone to Se
attle and other western coast cities ,
where they will spend a few weeks.
James E. Montague has returned
fronr a business trip to Anoka.
Mrs. A. P. Brubaker , who has been
here visiting with her pare.nts , Mr.
and Mrs. H. H. Miller , has returned to
her home at Bazlle Mills.
IS.r. and Mrs. C. B. Jenkins of Kalamazoo -
mazoo , who made an automobile trip
to Colome , S. D. , where they visited
on the claim of Fred Jenkins , are in
the city visiting with the L. P. Pase-
walk family. Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs.
Pasewalk are sisters.
Merrlck Estabrook , son of Mr. and
Mrs. F. L. Estabrook , has a frac
tured arm as a result of a fall from a
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harter , a
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Rudd ,
City Attorney H. F. Barnhnrt is on
the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. William Behman have
moved here from Wayne. Mr. Beh
man has accepted n position as clerk
at the Fair store. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Becker have moved
to Allen , Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Becker
have been making their home on
South Third street.
Very few cases of importance are
on the docket for the regular term of
'he court at Pierce. The Jury will be
called for next Monday.
James Thomas is relieving B. W.
Jonas at the general delivery window
at the postoffice. Mr. Jonas Is enjoy
ing a two weeks' vacation leave.
Rev. and Mrs. J. Melnmker and
other Norfolk delegates have gone to
Carroll , Neb. , to attend the meeting
of the Northeast Nebraska Baptist as
Father Gebauer returned Thursday
from a fishing expedition on the Elkhorn -
horn river. Among his catch of many
fish was a 14-pound catfish which he
believes is the record breaker of the
The books from the old library room
in the Bishop block are being moved
into the new Carnegie library building
on Eighth street and Norfolk avenue.
The opening day has not yet been an
A record breaking crowd is expected
at the Country club house this even
ing , which will be the scene of the
regular weekly dance. James Delaney -
laney , chairman of the dancing com
mlttee , reports that special arrange
ments have been made for tonight's
Adams & Keating , the funeral dl
rectors who sold their stock of cns <
kets to W. N. Orris at Stanton , have
no Intention of quitting business in
Norfolk , they say. They will restock
their establishment Immediately and
will continue In business , according
to one of the members of the firm.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Morrow have
sold their residence nt 1207 Phillip
avenue to Ed Monroe , the fire depart
ment driver. Mr. and Mrs. Morrow
will leave in a few days for Munclo ,
Ind. , where they will make their fu
ture home with their son , W. E. Mor
row. Mr. and Mrs. Morrow came to
Norfolk from Battle Creek about
twelve years ago.
Crescius , the race horse which
broke from Its stall nt the driving
Wns Hint dish n failure ?
Perlmpsx it was the
fault of the spice. Did it
lack snap and character
of flavor ? Then it surely
was the fnult of the spico.
Next time use
the results will delight
you. Snappy , flavorous
tnng comes from fresh ,
ginger , pepper , cinnamon
the Tone kind in air
or * end u
dlniB ( or full-
l7c park ire
* n d "Toni-'s
Spier Talks. "
TOXE ER01. , Oil MOINIS , IOWI
BukMit or FIMIUI On Buu CMIII
park during the nice meet here and
was so badly injured that It was
feared It would not be nblo to race
any more , was taken homo to Oseeola.
by its owner. N. B. Dogett yesterday.
Crescliis' injuries have practically H W.
healed up and the horse will probably
be entered in races next year. I
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hueb-
ner , a son ,
Mrs. C. It. Ocumpaugh is moving
her millinery store Into the room for
merly occupied by the public library.
Miss Ocumpaugh has just returned
from an extended visit both on the
eastern and western coasts. On the
western const she enjoyed several
weeks' camping and fishing in the
Oregon mountains and along the Co
lumbia river , where she met Miss
Martha Koehn , with whom she re
James ( "Kid" ) West returned from
Omaha , where he has purchased fix
tures for his athletic school here. Mr.
West wHl leave .for Sioux Falls at
once , where he has been called to at
tend the funeral of his father , who
died there suddenly. West says his
challenge to both the Davis fighters
nt Wlsner and Gregory Is still good
and that , he has received no reply
from them. He says he is ready for a
bout with any lighter at 138 pounds.
If. F. Barnhnrt has filed an applica
tion In the district court at Pierce for
a continuance of the case of the State
of Nebraska versus Ross Ashcroft ,
who is charged with the murder of
Harry Ropp. In his application Attor
ney Barnhart claims that his client Is
not In a position for tri.il owing to the
fact that most of his witnesses arc
with the Yankee Robinson circus ,
which Is now playing In Kansas. The
matter will come up before Jmlgo
Welch at Pierce next Tuesday.
Jake McKlnney of O'Neill , repre
senting Jack Sullivan , the fast fighter
of that city , Is in the city arranging
for a bout between Sullivan and Kid
West , who is opening an athletic-
school here. Sullivan weighs 158
pounds , while West can make very
little over 138. The fight will prob
ably be pulled off In Norfolk in about
three weeks , when West returns from
Sioux Falls , where he was called on
the death of his father. Sullivan is
well known as one of the fastest
fighters in the state , but West says
he is ready for him any time.
Henry Hnggerdorn , a Northwestern
fireman who became ill while working
on an engine between here and Fre
mont a week ago last Monday , is in
serious condition as the result of an
abscess on the brain , and will be tak
en to Fremont tomorrow to be op
erated upon. He Is delirious at his
boarding house , 411 South Fourth
street , three men being required to
hold him in bed. Two years ago he
was hurt In a wreck , his head being
Injured at that tim.e.
TO DEFY STATE LAW.
Dakota Law Will be Tested by Arrest
of Lawyer Kirby.
Sioux Falls , S. D. . Sept. 3. When
the game season opens on the morning
of September 10 the automobile of
Game Warden Thlmmisch , of this
county , occupied by the warden and
three witnesses , will drive up in front
of Attorney Joe Kirby's ofllce and
give two toots. Joe will answer with
three short whistles and come a run
ning with his guns and dogs and the
whole bunch will be hied away to the
hunting fields of South Dakota to any
point that Joe may select , there to try
his prowess at bringing down any kind
of game that is protected by state
law. Joe will have no scrip to show
that he has paid for the privilege of
hunting , nor will he attempt to con
ceal his nets , but will shoot right and
left nt any kind of game except that
found in the farmers' yards , and defy
the warden to do his worst.
The lighting attorney will then lie
brought back to town under arrest and
brought to trial for hunting without n
license. Kirby contends that there arc-
holes in the hunting law big enough
for n barrister to slip through without
scraping any skin off. The game war
den challenged him to go out with him
nnd break the law and Kirby accepts
the challenge. The case will be finally
settled In the supreme court.
Kirby's contention Is that since tno
law provides n different amount to be
paid by the resident and nonresident
hunter It Is discriminating and there
fore unconstitutional. Practically Iden
tical statutes In Montana and Min
nesota have been approved by the
season Kirby was ar
rested for hunting without a license
and defending his own case in court
he got a decision favoring his side of
the case by arguing
Ity from a Justice who hud never oven
studied law ,
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