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i'HH XOKKOMv WKHKLY XKWS .lOt'UNAh. l-'inOAY. .
Dr. Mnckny of Norfolk Describes This
Sport In Magn/lne Article ,
Dr. J. II Miukay of Noifolk In
"HportH Alldd" In those dnyH I went
squirrel hunting In the Choctaw Na
tion , whole the undulations of the
O/arks lose theli abitipt angles as
they Mullen out to blend with the
plains. It IH a delightful region , with
wonderful vailety In the contour of the
country , the soil , trees and game.
JllllB and valleys , clothed with prime
val foiests of pine and hardwoods ;
Micky ildgeH with sparkling springs ;
biond , level , treeless pralrloB , and jun
gles of swamps , give to the country a
The call came to me one exquisite
autumn day when all nature seemed to
leposo In the silence and sat I city of the
HUtnmer'H closing days , and oven the
creatures of the wood seemed hypno
tised by the soporlllc splondot of na
ture. Sun-spangled , glowing and
breathless , the park-like forest spread
out before me , with wlndiovvs of
gleaming leaves , untouched by the
frost litil Hooking Mothoi Earth be-
cauuo they had lived llieii allotted day
and had lecolvod the oteinal message.
The Milent native who inhoduccd mete
to this enchanting lealm walked a
long ways Into the very heait of the
woods bofoto evincing any Intetest in
sqnliiolH. As 1 plodded he-hind him , I
had ample oppottunltv to study the
man and his ancient imu/lc loading
shotgun and to speculate on the use or
purpose foi the dejected looking noii-
doscilpl ( in that slouched at his heels
The cur had the gonoiat mat kings of
n foxhound , but thoio all lesomblanco
ended ; foi ho was undoisized , defec
tive In confoi inatlon and evidently
vety much n mongrel. That he could
have anything to do with the pursuit
of Iho day never once entered my
mind nnd I set down his picscnce to
the hnblts of the natives to have dogs
attached to them. I did not reveal to
the reticent native my astonishment ,
that , with bonles and ilcks of nuts
nnd pine cones all mound , I had not
Vet soon a squiirel. Accustomed to
me habits of the led squiiiol of the
Canadian woods , which hastens to
gieot the hunter with Its Insolent chatter -
tor and to wain all the cteatmes of
the woods of youi piesenco , or those
of the fox squill el , that skulks behind
a irmb and fiantlcally waves his Hag
lo betoken his location , I was not
awaie that one might tramp noiseless
ly all day thiough the southern woods
and not see a grey sqitiirol.
On a rocky ildgo , whoio glow n
nuinbei ot laige , Isolated hickoij
tioos , the native sat down on a wind
fall and gave a signal to the dog. The
latter moved oil In his melancholy ,
drooping manner aud began to scent
the ground all mound him , moving in
n circle and then zlg-/agging all over
the rldgo until ho came to a tree ,
wheio ho stood up on his hind logs
and nosed Its bolo as far tip as he
could reach Dropping to the ground ,
ho wont mound to the other side of
the tree and lepeated the performance.
Then ho silently started down the
ridge. "Cum clown agin , " was the na
tive's succinct comment , as he got up
and followed the dog. A dog's sense
of smell has always seemed to me a
marvelous faculty. How a bird dog
cnn pick out n bhd's scent In the grnss
and differentiate between such subtle
odors as divers vegetables , rotten
wood , weeds , fungi , mammals. Insects
and other birds Is Incomprehensible ,
and , besides , how can a dog tell wheth
er a scent Is going or coming ? The
native's mongiel was engaged In a
more perplexing problem , in following
a trail over bare rocks nnd through
dry sand , that absorbs all odor , until
ho came to the broken-off stub of n
tree , when , after going nil around It
and nosing the trunk as he had pre
viously done to the other tiee , he gave
voice to a deep bay. "Holed , I reck-
In ! " wns the native's sententious re-
maik. The dog , however , appeared to
be dissatisfied , for ho left the stump
several times and circled but always
returned nnd bayed. Wo put our
shoulders to the rotten stump and
overthiew It but there was neither
hole nor squirrel. The natl\e looked
puzzled. "Done gone , " ho piesently
said , and pointed to n cieeper suspend
ed from an ovcihanging tiee , and , .
looking down through the thick woods i
tow aid a ravine , ho continued , 'Him
sure could go light smart thar. " Off
in the woods we heard the dog again ,
"That fool houn' er-chasin or rabbit"
"How do .vou know It's a rabbit9" 1
inquired. But before I got n reply a
squatty swamp nibbit scurried past
We lost trace of the dog and wan
dered around. Diplomatically I In
quired of the native why he hunted I
squlirols with a blnnderbus "Kaiu't
take no chanst. " ho replied and pro
ceeded to explain that there were tnr
keys In the woods and "hit takes n
powetfnl shootin' gun to kill 'em. " 1
afterwards learned , but not from tlu
native , that he had purposely left his
squirrel gun nt home so ns to give me
all the chances nt the game. The
sharp wall of the dog interrupted us
and , as If In answer , the native spoke1
"Got 'em sure ! " I was determined tc
learn the language of the dog for my
self and therefore asked no questions
Sure enough , the squirrel was up In ai
"Yns , sah ! possum an' coon , " was
the native's reply to my Inquiry ns we
followed the devious ways of the dog ;
"but yor kain't fin' 'em In ther day
'case they's hid orwny. " The sight o :
game had evidently loosened the na
tlvo's tongue , for ho told of foxes ant
wolves and bears and of how sonu
one had killed n deer last winter dowi
in the swamp on Big Boggy. I gnth
ored from him that there were Inkes
"Jes1 swlnunln' with ducks" nnd fisl
also mid how "them snipe birds" bj
the thousands winter in the swamps
I still am Inclined to think that "then
nnlpo" were woodcock.
AH w woio crossing a wagon road
that traversed the woods , the native
suddenly stopped , while tolling of two
Indians who had been lynched on a
big oak thai gtovi near us. to nnsvvcr
the dog "Iltinln1 ? Huh1" was his com
ment , and forthwith he dismissed the
tale of the lynching IIH being of minor
Importuned to the actions of the dog.
The dog's note changed and the na
tive added to his fotmer remark ,
"Treed 'Im ! " Treed ho must have
been , for when wo reached the dog ho
was barking up a giant sycamore
which still had most of Its leaves cling
ing to It. It seemed Impossible to find
the game and I suggested to the na
tive that he should lire his gun into
the branches of the ttoo , while I kept
a lookoul for the squirrel. The native
pondered the question a moment and
then fired. The report nlmosl stunned
mo and seemed to rock the very earth
but It had the desired effect , for the
game inn out to n terminal bare of
lenves nnd In a minute he was In the
bag. I praised the dog , which pldiscd
the native , for ho took up the ttlbuto
with "YiiB , sah ! that thnr houn' doan *
talk to no bobcats nor ersocerato with
Wo came out on a small dealing
where theio was a IIin cotton Held
among the blackened stumps. I went
ovoi to the well bo.sldo a small log
cabin because I was thirsty. A woman
came to the door and subdued a lab-
hie of dogs nnd snluted mo with n' '
pleasant "Howdy1" I Inqulied If I
could set a drink. "Loidy ! no , sah ! "
she leplled. " ' < tine of the Injuns for
the guv'inent doan' allow no llquois. "
Beyond the dealing we got two
squlircls out of a wild pecan tree and
turthoi on another. Later I added
one mote to the bag and with these I
had to be content. I feel sure that
not one of the squlire's ' wo brought
to bag would have reached that recep
tacle that dn > If It had not been for
the native's dog.
It Is an old stoiy now of how , when
America was discovered , the five civ
ilized Indian ttlbcs had a republican
form of govoinment and courts and
liovv they petitioned the colonists to
recognl/o ( hem as a civilised and In
dependent nation The colonists made
win on them and ultimately banished
them to the wildoinesb , wheio , with
out aid tiom the government , they
have maintained themselves all those
yc-aid and withal kept the wilderness
inviolate. But that is of the past.
They aio now clothed with statehood
and ate selling their allotments to
white settleis The shriek of the
locomotive , the chug' ' chug ! of the
wliking beam And the hum of the de
vastating poitable sawmill aie heaid
in the land , and the vvlldeiness will
soon be a thing ol the past. Thou ,
when all trace of the primitive shall
have been eradicated , Nature will de
mand retribution and In due course
there will be a return to Nature and
some futuie Omar will give posterity
a new vc islon of how
i no lion and the lizard keep
The courts whoie Jamshyd gloried and
diank deep ;
And Bahrain , that great hunter , -the
Stamps o'er his head , but cannot break
his sleep. "
AND THIS IS REAL BEAUTY.
An Artist Describes the Cardinal
Points of Pulchritude.
New York. Sept. 10. What are the 1
catdlnal points of beauty ?
Albert P. Lucas , one of the most dis
tinguished American painters of portraits
traits , undertook to answer the ques
tion. Mr. Lucas , who is a pupil ol
Geiome and Herbert , returned not
long ago from Paris , whore his pic
tures were features of the salon sev
eral years. His work is represented
In the national gallery at Washinglon
and his bust , "Ecstase , " occupies a
place of honor in the Metropolitan
"The essential qualities of feminine
beauty , " he said , "may , I believe , b
summed up ns symmetry , color , lengtl
of line , Intelligence , refinement , har
monious hands and peifect feet.
'In many > eaib of study and paint
ing 1 have seen just one face which
fiom an ai list's point of view , I could
pronounce perfectly beautiful. I have
j never seen n perfect figure. But 1
i have used models of all nationalities
I and 1 am coin inccd the figure of the
I American woman most nearly ap
' preaches perfection.
'I "Thcie is a peatly whiteness to the
American bkin that I have novel
i found elsewhere , n correctness of pro
portion , a length of line that oven tlu
famous Italian models do not possess
The Italians are too heavy In the
limbs' , their ankles and wrists lack de
. ' "I will not attempt to pronounce bo
tween the merits of the blonde am
, bitinctto t > pcb. Each is exquisite ii
its way. The one perfect face I have
. seen belongs to n blonde , not tin
i cold , steely vntlety , but n mellow
[ golden beauty w Ith brown eyes , Tlu
> brunette with black hnlr , shading i
\ I warm pnllor , is nn equally beantifn
> type , but Is have never seen II in sucl
, j "Art knows no nationality , perhaps
,1ml , after yenis of painting In Paris
i from models of all nations , it plcasce
mo to find on my return to my owi
. | country the most beautiful face am
i the most perfect figure I hnvo ovei
I seen. The face belonged lo n younf
i girl who sat to me for a portrait. Hei
family has been American for 301
years , so she is certainly nn Amerlcni
type , nnd yet so classical.
f "The neatly perfect figure I speal
of belonged lo a young woman wlu
posed for n picluro I call 'Twfllghl.
II Is a figure round , suave , slrong , ye
ullorly feminine. You know Iho out
door sports our women hnvo been go
Ing In for so much tend lo inascu
llnlzo lite figures , to squnrc the shoulders
dors , for Instance. While the resnl
will eventually not be so nrllstic ,
suppose the hygienic benefit will bi
more than componsallng.
"And feminine nthletlcH hnvo done
much to rostoio another cardinal
point of beauty the normal wnlst
line. A wonmn's waist and hips
should make one gently curving line ,
not two , nearly nt tight angles/from /
each other. "
HOBBLE SKIRT FOILS BURGLAR.
Floy Garbed In Girl's Gown Easy Prey
Now York , Sept. 10. A boy who
cnmo on n bicycle wont Ihrough tin
nparlmcnt and when discovered Irled
lo gel away on a bicycle in girl's
dollies , dlslracled Buffalo avenue ,
Brooklyn , Ihls morning and furnished
the neighborhood a topic for gossip
the remainder of the day.
The boy was llrsl spied by Tom Me-
Carlhy. He had pul on McCarlhy's
ulster's clothes and was gathering n
few rings and stick pins together to
take with him. McCarthy chased the
youth to the street. The robber
jumped on a bicycle and started up
McCurlhy rnn nfter him. The boy
on the blcyclo wns hnmpered by Miss
McCarthy's skirt. She had recently
hobbled It by a series of minute tucks
just above the third rulllc. Ho could
make no speed at nil until with one
fiuntie dovvnthiiibt ho bioko the hob
bling. But by that time the cop had
HOW HE WON 185 WOMEN.
, Attentlveness the Magic Trait of Ros-
i coc H. Sanborn.
i Now Yoik , Sept. 10. The secret of
the astounding success of the "mosl
fascinating man in Gteater New York"
a man with whom , according to Hie
latest count , 185 women were in love
is told loday for the flrsl lime in n
single word , "attenUvencss. "
This liltle wife says this benl of
biain in her husband was his only
1 nllraclton , bul H was enough and
moi e than enough to make her and
the 185 other women fall In love with
him. From the very first time Hint
Mrs. Roscoe II. Sanborn met Mr. San-
born she lemarked one striking thing
about him. And It Is summed lip In
the one vvoid "Attenllveness. "
He nnllclpated her every wish. He
aiilicip.ited the wish of every woman
he ever met. Was there a half formed
dosiie to go to Hie Ihentor in her
mind ? Roscoe know It. Ho snw it
coming in her eyes. Piesto1 Roscoe
capped the other half formed thought
In her mind nnd.
"Wouldn't vou like to go to the
theater this evening , my dear , and see
'Hearts Allame ? ' "
Was she thiisty ? "Lei's stop inhere
hero , my dear , and hnve some soda. "
He said It almost before she knew
heiself to be thiisty.
Always it has been the same altei
marriage the same as during court
ship. Roscoe always knew before
hand. He deluged , ovei whelmed hoi
withAttentlveness. . And she grew
to love him more and more day by
"You need a new gown , little wife. '
Or , "Surely , you are going to get r
new hat for the new season. " Did he
always literally make a virtue of necessity
cessity ? Mrs. Sanborn thinks so
now. For , of course , she says , lu
would have had lo gel her the Ihing :
in any case.
In all the thousand and one litih
' things of Iho home , of Hie household
Roscoe was Ihere wis his allenlive
ness and Ihere flrsl , before she hoc
' lo ask him lo do anylhlng.
"May I light Iho fire , dear ? "
' "Let me gel you your wrap. "
"I know you're not feeling altogether
or well , my dear. Let me bring yoi
your breakfast. "
THUS It was , morning , noon am
night And this honey of atlentlve
' ness made life sweet and made thi
1 woman love Ihe altentlve husband
For , remember Ihls man was not i
brilliant conversationalist. He wa
| not one of those "heavenly" dancers
! He was not the dapper , well dressei
1 man of Broadway or of Fifth avenue
He was not a deft pianist or violinist
He was just a believer In one creed
when it came to women , and this sol
"Attentiveness beware of It. "
Therefore , Mrs. Sanborn has glvei
j forth her warning to joung women1
"Ateentiveness beware of il "
WE ALL SMUGGLE , SHE SAYS.
Hiding Jewels In Hat Bands Commor
' Declares Mrs. Adriance.
r New York , Sept. 10. Nearly ever ;
woman who returns , from Hutop
s smuggles jewels in with her , accord
ing to Mrs. I. Reynolds Adrlance , wni
' was arraigned on n charge of havini
attempted to smuggle jewels vvoill
$115,000. Mr. Reynolds is a million
aire mamifaclurer of Poughkeepsio.
' "I had no intention of bmugglliii
1 the jewels , " Mrs. Adrlance said "Du
3 I had nlreadv made out my declnr.i
tion when I bought the jewels and
saw I would not have tlmo to add t
3 11 before I wenl lo London lo lak
1 Iho ship. So I just put the necklnc
1 in my hatband , just as 500 other wr
1 men do on every ship thai comes tr
The concealing of jewels In hatband
is qullo a common Irlck.
For five yeais Mrs. Adrinnce snl
1 she had her eyes on Iho beaullfu
1 pearl necklace which led to her ur
1 doing. It wns In the store of a jewe !
r or In Geneva. The pearls were hel
> nt ? 10,000. Mrs , Adrianco wantei
r them for less. Mr. Adriance said th
price wns lee much. Yenr nfter yen
Mrs. Adrinnce , who hns Irnveled o >
lenslvely , went to the shop with th
hopes of gelling a reduction In th
price of the siring of whal she conslc
ered perfect pearls.
MELBA BORROWED A "NIGHTIE.
The Customs Officials Caused Singe
Much Embarrassment , She Says.
Devon , Pa. , Sept. 10 Mine. Nell !
Melba Is resting hero with some vcr
strongly formed opinions of the cm
toms service and Us red tape olllcla
IHIII. She said loday they were more
than embarrassing they wore "aw
When the prlnia donna arrived In
Now York Saturday situ wns subjected
to the usual Inquiry bv the customs
olllclals. The olllclnlrt hold all her
luggage until tlmo could bo given for
a thorough examination. On the advice -
vice of a friend , Mme Melba journey
ed at once to Devon and settled her
self and her suite. Mattel H ran along
smoothly until bedtime , when conster
nation seized the party Melba had
no "nightie. " In vain did she rail
agalnsl the customs house.
Despite her weariness , Melba re
fused to retire until she had the need
ed garment. Finally Iho hotel mana
ger brought forth something which
uas presented to the guest. II was
not faced with blue ribbon and It was
not hemstitched , but It was taken eag
erly by the weary songstress
NEW YORK GROWING BETTER.
City Statistics Show Churches Have
Grown Faster Than City.
Now York. Sept 10 With all the
talk about Now York's wickedness fig-
ities compiled by the city statistician
show that the pelcoutage of Increase
in chin eh mombeishtp Is gieater than
the Increase In population in ( lie last
Figuies foi chin ch memli < Mship In
Gieater Now Yoik show that the num-1
bor of chinch members foi the live
boroughs Is 1,310,121 , or 37.2
of the new population Ilguies In 11)00 ) >
them weie 1,2J3C77 membeis of Chi Is-
tlan churches. This was 35 U peicent' '
of the population.
These figures show thai Ihe growlh
in church membership Is 1.53 percent
ahead of the population giovvth. This
growth , it is estlmaled , is divided
about evenly between Piotestants and
Roman Catholics. At present it is cal
culated that there are 4 10,783 Protestants -
ants to 809,0-lS Roman Catholics.
From an economic standpoint Ihere
Is much significance in the figures of
the city budget , which shows thai Ihe
percentage of inctease In cxpeiibes Is
about double Iho poicentage of in-
creabo In populallon.
The censiib ictuins show an in
crease In population of 387 poicent.
In Iho same 10-year period , Ihe cily
budget has giown from $90,778,972 to
? Ki3,030,270 an increase of more than
74 percent. The inci eased cost is
paitly accounted foi , according to the
budget olliclals , by the widened scope
of inunicip.il enteiprise.
Fights Case for Forty Years.
After forty years of waiting , dur
ing which A. Tribault , a ictiied farm
er living at the Junction , endeavoied
to secure $300 from the United States
government for horses which were
stolen by Indians from his homestead
In Holt county , his attorneys in Wash
ington now have bright prospects
which will probably get Mr. Tiibault
The lack of the exact date of the
theft of the stock is believed to have
held the case pending for the entire
forly years. Mr. Tribaull's only lecol-
lecllon of date , which the government
icquired , is that It happened when
the foundation of Ihe Sugar City
Cereal mills in Norfolk was being
Inld by Mnjor Mnthewson. Mr. Trt-
baull passed through Norfolk In March
1870 , the day after or bofote the
horses were stolen.
Mr. Trlbaull moved from Illinois to
Holt county near Ihe lovvn of Inman
In Ihe fall of 1869. He look up a home
stead as a setller and In March , 1870 ,
Indians swooped down upon his home-
slead and stole ponies and horses thai
were valued at $300. He presented a
claim to the United Stales government
for this amount and not until recent
ly were his Washington attorneys able
to give him any favorable returns.
Three Drownings in Two Years.
With the arrival of autumn weather
nnd practically Ihe end of Ihe bathing -
ing and boating season , north Nebras
ka and southern South Dakota may
look back upon a sitmmpr that has
been a particularly happy one In Its
lack of those tragedies which so often
mar the heat period of the year.
There has been but one di owning In
this whole county ! during the past
jear , thai of liltlo G.iyl Reed , aged
4 , of Norfolk who fell oft a boat near
his tathci's home on the river bank.
And within two years there have boon
only three lives lost In northern Ne
braska and southern South Dakota.
Besides Gayl Reed Ihe only other two
drownings within Iwo jears were
those of the two sons of Anton Hanson
neat Creighton , July 18 , 1908.
Eleven Murders Within Year.
The double Iragedy at Columbus
Fridaj nt the hands of Ben Goon of
Norfolk and the binding over to dist -
t hicl courl on Thursday of Ihls week
of Lou Greggerson , charged with the
killing of Nels Pedersen on an Ante
lope county farm , once more brings to
mind the fad that the pasl > enr in
northern Nebiaska and southern South
, . Dakota has been the bloodiest twelve
month thai Ibis region has oven known
so far as murder and manslaughter Is
During the pasl eleven monlhs Ihere
has been al leasl one killing every
month excepting February , March. Ap
ril nnd June. Altogelher Ihero have
been eleven cases of murder In Ihls
tori itory and the cause for this cat nage
may well give the people of northern
Nebraska nnd southern South Dnkotn
basis for bcrious contemplation.
It is worthy of note Hint while
there hnvo been ten persons slnln , up
to dnte Ihero hnvo been only Iwo con
victions , while two slnyers hnvo been
acquitted and six cases are now pend
ing in the courts
One of the murderers Is to bo hang
ed nnd one Is now serving n life sen
tence In the penllenllnry al Lincoln ,
George Wilson , convicted of murder
ing Jake Davis at Alnsworth , Is lo pay
the life penally while Joe McKay Is
serving a life term In prison for kill
Ing A. G. Brown In bin home' at Bruns
Some of the crimes have been par
tletiltuly horrible. The murder of
Brown at Brunswick as ho sal alone
In his cottage was n lloiullsh deed. Ho
was chopped down with an axe and
the bloody weapon carried lo the col
lar to bo hid. Likewise the killing of
Miss Louise Flego near \Vayno , for
which her brother William Flogo Is
now being held In Dlxon county , was
n terrible affair. Following Is n list
of the ten murders lhal hnvo caused
conslornallon In this territory within
the pnsl year :
A. G. Rakovv was shol to death on
his farm near Nollgh , October 7 , by
hla neighbor F. M. Thornburg. Thorn-
burg was acquitted on a plea of self
A. A. Wood was murdered by a
squatter In Trlpp county during the
land rush , October 17. The slayer was
ncqultled on a self defense pica.
Charles McArlhur was shol dead al
Iho side door of a Valonllne saloon
by Ed Boll on November 23.
On December 8 Iho body of A. G.
Brown was found murdered In his
homo al Brunswick. Joe McKay was
convicted of the crime.
On December 27 Geotgo Wilson kill
ed Jake Davis , Davis was a pool
hall propilctor and was going home
In the dark al night.
On January 13 Gus Gallock killed
Joe Leo In a drunken row al Alns-
Homy Hografo Is being hold at
Wayne on a chat go of poisoning his
wife at Altona May 13.
On Juno 30 Louise Flcgo wns found
murdered on n fnrm nenr Wayno. An
eye witness tosllfles lhal her brother
On August 9 Harry Ropp , an em
ploye of the Yankee Robliibon circus ,
died in Ihe Jail al Plerco from a heal
ing alleppd lo have been given him
by Ross Ascrofl , who Is being held
for the crime.
Nels Pedersen was found dead on
his farm near Elgin Augusl 13 , nnd
Lou Greggerson hns Just been bound
over charged with the killing.
TOMMY BURNS MAY RETIRE
Former Champ Pugilist Hurts Knee
and May Quit the Ring.
Vancouvei , 13 C , Sept 10 As a
result of Injuries leeched In the
Labor day La Crosse game between
Vancouver and XcvvVestininstei
Tommy Hunib , foimei hcn\v weight
champion pugilist of the" woild , may
letiio fiom the ting he Is matched
with Sam Langford for a bout In Lon
don , the winnei to meet Jack John
son Intel , eithei in England 01 Aus-
Dining the game on Monday ISinns
stiained a tendon in his tight knee
"Mv left knee has been bad for
> ears as a lesult of an injury but as
long as the right leg \\as good I was
all light , " said Hums "Nothe
light knee ib gone I will ghe it u
tilal but if it does not come around
| I am through with pugilism I have
' plenty of money and do not need to
Kills Her and Self.
Columbus , Neb. , Sopt. 10. Special
to The News : Ben Goon of Norfolk
half Chinaman and half negio , cut the
throat of his paramour , Gerttudt
Cooper , the negro woman recentlj
dilven out of Norfolk by the police
and then committed suicide by drink
ing caibolic acid.
The woman was d > lng this inornitu
nnd could not live thiough the day
Goon died within an hour after h <
drank the poison. The tragedy oc
curred in "the bottoms" of the town
at the residence of Mark Lowry , i
It is said to have been in a fit o
jealousy that Goon fatally slashed tin
negress and , having mortally woundec
her , ended his own life.
His father , Sam Goon , Norfolk's enl ;
Chinaman , arrived here at 1 o'clocl
Goon and the Cooper woman litii
been here for sceial days.
Goon Followed Her Away.
Ben Goon , aged about 23 , &on o
a Chinese father and a negio mother
was in Io\o with Gertrude Cooper , tin
> oung Texas negiesb who had attain
ed considerable notoriety in Noifoll
within the past few weeks and win
had twice been drhen out of towt
bj the police.
The woman retained from Colum
bus after once having boon diiven ou
of town. She was Jailed for a secom
tlmo nnd flnail } put on board the can
and sent away again Ben Goon fol
lowed her and told the police hen
that lie intended to marry her an <
bring her back to town He wai
told that both of them would hi
thrown into jail in case ho did.
The woman was nbout 24 She win
quite black and diessed gaily. Shi
lived at the Sam Goon hoiibo on Nortl
Eighth stieet , when she was in Nor
Just befoie being shanghaied out o
town the first tlmo , nnd while helm
led to the tinln. the Cooper womai :
bioko away fiom the police and , en
torlng the Union Pacific lestnurant 01
North /Fifth street , began smnshini
up the dishes nnd the wnltress.
Ben Goon had grown up under nd . '
verse conditions Ills negro motile
is a drug fiend nnd often has bcei
In jail. Sam Goon , the Chinese father
has been a scrub man nround snlooni
for years when ho didn't hnvo tin
rheumatism Twenty veais ago In
conducted n Chine.se laundry In Nor
Snm Goon nnd his wife went to Cc
lumhus on the noon train.
The grandmother of Ben Goon , ni
nged widow nogress living on Nortl
Highlit street , took the news of he
grandson's death very sadly this morn
" 1 told lhal boy Ihnt ho should lo
the woman alone I told him nho was
no good Kho was a moiphlno fiend
and was alwn > s diInking whisky. "
I'liiold lady had given Clilof of I'o
lieu .Maiitiutlt ( | enough money ( o call
up the chief of police at Columbus to
( onflrm the story of Ben Goon's death ,
which was done.
Mark Lo\\roy , the negro at whoso
homo the tiagedy occult ml tit Colum
bus , Is well known by old Not folk set
tlers. Mark was a hard wet king In
dustrious man while In Norfolk. He
\\IIH employed as n mud mlxoi.
, Sam Goon , father of the dead man ,
took with him $150 which he mild ho
| would spend to bring the body of his
sou back to Norfolk.
Doth Hit by Train.
Valentino , Neb. . Sept. 10. Special
to The News. A man and wife by the
name of Leo , from Brownleo , Neb. ,
' were struck by passenger train No. 1
at Wood Lake , Neb. , last night at
about S o'clock.
It seems that Mr. Leo and his wlfo
and llttlo gltl were waiting for the1
train and just as the tialn was pulling
In the little girl suddenly ran across
the track. The father Immediately
tan actoss after hot and for some tin
I known icason the mother also stalled ,
I but hipped and fell onto the hack.
Mi. Lee jumped bnik to get his wlfo , j
1 and just as he picked her up the tiain '
I struck them , thiovving Mr. Leo to one
'side ' and diagging the woman along' '
the hack until the tialn could bo' '
liought to a stop. Both man and wo
man weie Injured and weiu hi ought
to Valentino and put under a physl-
cl.in'b care. Veiy llttlo liopo foi the
woman's reto\cry is held.
The Climate You Live in.
Like to know what kind of climate
jou'ro Ihing in ? The weather buieau
has just issued a bulletin giving a
minimal y of the normal weather of
northeastern Ncbiaska. And heie it
The tenltory co\oied by this dis
cussion embraces the noitheastorn
portion of the state north of latitude
11 degrees , and extending westward
to the eastom hot dot of Custoi conn-
t > , 01 slightly west of the 99th meri
dian. It compilses slightly less than
20,000 squaie miles , which is 20 per
cent of the aiea of the state. The
population in this icgion aveiagud , in
1900 , 21 poisons to the squaic mile.
The elevation is a little mote than
1,000 leot along the eastoin boundaiy ,
but ilses stoadilv wcbtw.nd to a lit
tle moi e than 2,000 leot at the wcstem
bolder. The slope is mainly eastwatd ,
but theio ib also a vei.v blight slope
southvvaid. Neatly all ot this section
is within the gip.it fcitile loess plains
region of Nobt.isKa. The sandhill 10-
gion , however , touches the wostein
counties in this \lcinity the suilaco
soil contains a large percentage of
sand. The loess plains ate usually
binooth , but here and theio are shal
low drainage ways and slight knoll-
like ele\ations. The ihers aie broad
and ( low in bioadalleys. .
The region ib drained in the main
by the Platte ihei and its blanches ,
but a bhip some 20 to 50 miles wide
along the 1101 thorn and eabtein bolder
is drained by the Niobrara and Mls-
souii rivers. Of the tilbutailes of the
Platte , the Loup with itb many branch
es , most ot which ilse in the sand
hill region to the west of the area
considered in this dicussion , drains
the southwestein pait of this section
- . and empties into the Platte river near
Columbus. The Elkhorn river , anoth
er bianch of the Platte , rlbes in the
northwestern portion of this territory
and llpws southeastward , emptying
into tlie Platte river near its union
with the Missouri rivet. Most of this
territory is a rich farming region rap
idly being occupied by settlers.
The smooth , e\en chat actor of the
surface soli tends to prevent - any
f marked peculiarities in climate.
B There is , however , a slight difference
'due ' to latitude and elevation as well .
j as to Uie iclative distance from large
Y bodies of water and extensive moiin-
1 j tain i.uigps
I The precipitation is commonly con-
1 bidered the most impoitant climatic '
factor and it Is given in considerable !
detail in the accompanying tables ,
' which show the amounts by months
' i and years at a number of stations
from the beginning of observations to
2 the end of 1908
' The avoiage niinu.il pieclpitatlon do
; creases fiom , ' 105 inches in the south'
3 eastern pottion to 22.5 Indies In the
1 t extieme northwestern. From 75 tc
I 78 percent of this falls in the growing
season , Apt 11 to September , inclusive ,
t About 35 percent , ot tathcr moie than
1 12 incliob , falls duiing the tlnee
3 months of May , June and July. The
time of maximum tninfnll occurs in
3 June. The normal precipitation for
1 the driest montlib , November , Dcccm-
3 her. Jannaiy and February , is about
3 three-fourths of an inch each , and thus
I only about one-ninth of the annual '
s amount falls In these four months.
3 Most of the rainfall In the summer
i months occurb in stoims accompanied
' - . by thunder and lightning , and often
I with heavy lainfnlls for n short time ,
f Somewhat more than half of the rainfall -
; fall of May , June and July occurs In
i rains of 1 00 inch or more in 21 hours ,
' In most jeats at le.ist n part of the
i section is visited by n storm with a
; rainfall of 2 to 3 inches In 21 houis ,
| In a few Instances amounts from 5
to C Inches have fallen In 24 hours ,
r The lalntall in May and Juno is usual
ly well dialUnited ! nnd drought periods
during these months arc almost un
known. In July the dlsttibiitlon Is not
3 [ quite ns good. On the average rain
o falls about every fourth day during
the three months , May , Juno and July.
From 70 to 75 days with .01 inch
or more of precipitation occur In the
eastern portion of the section , but the
number decreases to CO or G5 In the
The average annual snowfall la
slightly more than 25 Inches It Is
heaviest In the northern nnd eastern
t parts of the section , but the difference
Is not large Fout-llftlm of the snow
falls In the four months , Docombor.
Januaiy , Fohiuraj and Match. The
average amount Is sllghtl ) moio than
I ! Inchon In robtuary and fiom I 5 to 5
Inches In each of the other tlireo
months. The Hist light snow In the
fall has occasionally ocetiiied In Sep
tember , but iisuallv voi.v little miow
falls even In October. Some snow
neatly nhuija falls In AptII. and In u
few .vents light sno\vfalls have ou
tlined oatly In May
The mean annual tompciatuio Is be
tween 4t ! dogtooH and 50 degioes Jan *
nary and Febiuaiy ate thi > coldest of
the months , with u mean tompointuio
slightly below 20 degiees In the tun th
em portion , but slightly above 20 do-
gtees In most of the section. Jul > IB
the wannest month , with moan tent-
peiatuios between 73 degrees and 7(5 (
degrees. AugtiHt Is only about 2do -
glees cooler. The avoiago tango of
the moan tompointuio of the wann
est and coldest months Is 55 dogtooH.
Maximum tompeiatuios fiom ' .Hi do-
gioes to 100 dogiees usually occur a
few times dining the waim season.
Jtil > , August , and the Hist doiado of
Septombei Tompoiatuios of 110 degrees
greos to lit degteos have inclined a
few times but aie voty unusual Min
imum tompeiatuics 20 dogiees to 2I
dogicos below /oto omit a few Union
duiing the cold season , the lattei pait
of December , Jnnuaiy and Kobiuaiv.
Occasional ! ) tempeiatuies ton ( logic-en
The avoiago season has about MS
lo 153 da.vs without seven1 fiosts , thu'
Is , fiom about May 3d to September
30th. Killing fio.sls have occuiied ,
however , a few times as late in the
spiing as the last week In May , anil
as eaily In the fall as between tins
10th and 15th of Soptemhei.
The pievnillng direction of the wind
for the year Is fiom the noithwest ,
unless influenced by local conditions.
The wind blows fiom the south or the
southeast the gieater poitlou of the
time dining the waim months-of Juno ,
Inly and August , and , of coin.se , with
moi e or less Ireiiuoncy dining the
lost of the jeat From the middle of
September to the middle of Maj the
piovaillng wind Is fiom the noith-
The velocity of the wind has been
lecoided ( .uefully at only one station
in the teiiltoiy , Omaha. The anomo
metet is located in the Mlssomi v.il
lev. and It probablv does not f.ilily
lepiosent the velocity ol the wind in
most of the aiea west of the blulfs
outside ol the ilvoi valley This 10-
coid indicates that the velocity aver
ages 'I ' miles per hout at an elevation
ot about 100 foot This is piolmbly
ftom 1 to 2 miles below the average
out of the rhor valley at an elevation
of 50 feet above the eaith'a suifaco.
In slonns , winds ot 30 to 50 miles pop
hour occur frequently , and velocities
as high as 00 or 80 miles have been 10-
coided for short peiiods of time. This
high wind ftequently accompanies a
severe thunderstorm Tornadoes aio
ot raio occurrence , although not en-
The avetago relative humidity for
the year is quite rcgulatly near 70
percent , usually a little more In the
southeastern poitlon and a little loss
in the western. It is , however , fre
quently low during the afteinoon In
-.piing or summer , sometimes it is be
low 20 pet cent.
The sky is telatively free of clouds ;
170 to 180 clear days may be expected ,
from 80 to 90 cloudy , and the rest o
the days of the jcar will be partly
G. A. Loveland ,
Section Director , Lincoln , Neb.
Mrs. Emmet Warnlck and children
are spending a couple of weeks at
Hot Springs , S. D.
Fred Beech has resigned his posi
tion In the Security bank. Fred has
been a very faithful employe. He has
not fully decided what he will do , but
[ will probably go to Colorado.
; Mrs. J.V. . Warrick and daughter ,
'Eli/abeth ' , were Notiolk visitors on
Misb Edith Mead , who taught the
primaly loom hero hist yeai , is teaching -
ing in the public schools at Ganest-
, son , S. D. , this year ,
i The 0 months old bon of Mr unil
i Mrs. James Ames died in this city
> Monday. Mrs. Ames had brought the-
, baby hero for medical tre.itment , but
i nothing could be done for the little
i one. The funeral was held \Vednes-
! day , Rev. Mr. Meat' of the Methodist.
i church preaching Ua sermon. 1
: ' Dt. II. L. Kindred i building an
. automobile garage between the East
i hotel and the telephone olllce The
i , doctor will be agent in this county for
1 seveial good cats.
Ralph Kioger , who assisted in the
' Meadow Grove State bank during the
absence of Mr. Mason , returned to his
homo In Nellgh , Sunday.
' Will Haidlng has accepted a posi-
lion in the Security bank. Will is a
j Meadow Grove boy and the town Is
' mote- than glad to welcome him back
after his absence of four years.
I Mr. nnd Mrs. H. E. Mnson and son ,
I Donald , returned Sunday from their
trip In South Dakota and western Ne
The new mill is In operation. The
mill is owned by M. L. Thomson of
Battle Creek and Is managed by Pete
Railroads are Cut Out.
Washington , Sept. 10 Railroad
companies , particularly those In the
far west will bo prevented fiom so-
'curing ' lands to which they have no
right , by n now policy Inaugurated by
Commlslsonor Deniiet of the general
land office This policy consists in
having a mineral export nccompnny
jpaitlos engaged In surveying public
lands within the IHnita of railroad
grants , to determine whether the
Innds contnln mlneinls If they do
the railroads have no title to them
1 under the law
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