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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , MAY 19 , 1911. r i
Pleasures of the Week.
Mrs. Asa 1C. Loonnrd entertained
the members of lior Bridge club nt ft
pretty 1 o'clock luncheon on Tuesday
In honor of her guest , Mrs. Loonnrd
of Waterloo , In. Mrs. C. E. Ilurnhnin ,
Mra. O. D. IluttorJlold , Mrs. C. II. Rey
nolds , Mrs. W. N. Huso nnd Miss Palo
llurnlmm were outside guests. In the
game of bridge thnt followed the
luncheon the club prize went to Mrs.
II. E. Wnrrlck nnd the high ocoro to
The Elk Mny party Innt night was
a merry one. Marquardt Imll had been
attractively decorated , a Inrgo crowd
of dancers wore present , Vogct'a or
chestra was nt Its best nnd nil In all ,
it was n decidedly successful affair.
Lunch was served during the even
ing. Among the out of town guests
wore Dr. and Mrs. Johnson and Mr.
nnd Mrs. Stolnhauscn of Crclghton.
Mrs. W. P. Logan , Mrs. A. H. Klo-
enu and II. A. Pasowalk were notified
that Monday was their birthday anni
versary. The day was mndo a holiday
nnd the families of each person men
tioned took part In the celebration of
the anniversary nt the Country club.
Miss Fnlo Durnhnm entertained the
young Indies of the Altar guild of Trin
ity church on Tuesday evening. Light
refreshments were enjoyed at 10
Sioux City Journal , Mny 11. Miss
Hazel Council of Gordon , Neb. , daugh
ter of L. Council , formerly of the Sioux
City stock yards , Is In Sioux Cltv for
a day , visiting old friends on her way
homo from Omaha , where she was
called by the Illness of her grand
mother. After her graduation a few
years ago from the Sioux City high
school , with highest honors , Miss
Council for a while did reporting for
the Tribune. Her literary style was
of such high order that It attracted
wldo attention among newspaper
workers and frequently since that
time she has been Importuned to re
enter the roportorlal flol. To all such
officers , among which Is Included a
recent ono from an Omaha newspaper ,
Miss Council has turned a deaf ear.
The call of the ranch was stronger
than the whir of the presses.
This llttlo Jiocm from the May num
ber of the Ladles Homo Journal was
written by a sister of Mrs. E. P. Hunt
Ington , Mrs. Van Patten of Ft. Dodge
If I Had Known.
Jf I had known thnt only for n dny
My child was given , I would have
Against iny yearning heart ench pre
Thnt you were here.
If I had only known you could not stay
I would hnve kissed your little
hands nnd feet ,
And looked upon your dear , dear face
You very close , my sweet.
I would have held you , little one , so
If I had only known you could not
But as I lay and dreamed of future
You slipped away.
Mrs. E. M. Huntington was called
to Ft. Dodge , In. , on Friday by the se
rlous Illness of her aged father , Rev ,
Julius Stevens. Many Norfolk people
have enjoyed meeting Mr. Stevens
during his visits here , nnd will regre
Bearing of bis illness.
Mrs. J. C. S. Weills , Jr. , her guest.
Miss Edith Butterfield of Chicago , and
Spencer Butterfleld cnme down from
Osmond on Tuesdny for a day's visit
Mrs. Fleming and Mrs. Hunter wll
give a 1 o'clock luncheon on Wednes
Keep the Balance Up.
It has been truthfully said that any
disturbance of the oven balance of
health causes serious trouble. No
body can be too careful to keep this
balance up. When people begin to
lose appetite , or to get tired easily ,
the least imprudence brings on sick
ness , weakness , or debility. The sys
tem needs n tonic , craves It , and
should not bo denied it ; and the best
tonic of which wo have any knowl
edge Is Hood's Sarsaparllla. What
this medicine has done in keeping
healthy people healthy , In keeping up
the even balance of health , gives It
the same distinction as a preventive
that It enjoys as a cure. Its early use
has illustrated the wisdom of the old
saying that a stitch in time saves nine.
Take Hood's for appetite , strength ,
There is no time in the year when
there is cessation from toil on a farm.
Jt is different in winter ; that la all.
The days are shorter , the work
rougher. Of course much depends
npon the character of the farm. Con-
idcrablo leisure Is possible where few
cattle are kept nnd general trucking
done. But always there are the
"chores. " A remarkably clastic expres-
Flos that "doing chores. " It may
mean much or little. Some dairy farm
ers , for instance , whoso serious busi
ness in life Is milking cows , may pot
ter around the farm after the morn
ing's milking nnd , taking the morning's
mljk to the creamery or railroad sta
tion , eat their noon dinners , mend some
fence , look over the harness or haul
out manure , potter around same more
and then say , "Guess it's about time
to do the chores , " meaning to milk
two dozen cows or so the real hard
work of the day. Philadelphia Press.
Dall Season Start * Tuesday.
Tuesday Is opening day for the reg
ular Norfolk baseball team. On this
day the Stantou team with a following
of fans will como hero to endeavor to
win from the local team the first game
of the season on the driving park dia
Secretary Hulac has thirty nppllcn-
tlons from players all over the state
for positions on the Norfolk team. At
present Manager Stafford declares no
men are being employed , all local play
ers making up the team.
Up to date Secretary Hulac has five
challenges from teams In this vicinity
who wish to como to Norfolk to play.
The Norfolk band Is to lead the pa
rade Tuesday afternoon and an effort
will bo mndo to have the city ofllclals
take part In the march up Norfolk av
enue. The clerks , who mostly com
pose the team , are asking that the
business houses close up for a part of
uesday afternoon , to allow their em-
loyes to see the opening game.
West Point Lawyer Loses Life.
West Point , Nob. , May 13. Special
o The News : Thomas M. Franse , old-
ist practicing member of the Cumlng
ounty bar and former member of the
eglslnture , was accidentally drowned
ast night while fishing at the mill
race. It is supposed thnt ho suffered
paralytic stroke , causing him to fall
nto the pool. Mr. Frnnso was 57
'ears ' of ago and leaves a widow. The
iody was recovered during the night.
For Relief of Sick Japs.
Toklo , Mny 13. Prlnco Katsura ,
remler and minister of finance , is
ending n movement to obtain a fund
f $10,000 to bo used for the relief of
ho sick nnd poor of Japan.
Not "a Royal Maggot. "
I n roynl maggot ! I am a soldier , I
? ome from the people , I have made
nyHoIf ! Am I to bo compared with
.ouls XVI. ? I listen to everybody , but
ny o\vn mind Is my only counselor.
There lire some men who have done
"ranee more harm than the wildest
revolutionaries the talkers and the ra-
loimllsts. Vague and false thinkers , n
'ew lessons of geometry would do
hem good. Napoleon ( Quoted In "The
Corslcan" ) .
Matt Shaffer , Jr. , went to Missouri
Valley at noon on business.
Mrs. S. G. Satorlee , accompanied by
her daughter Marvel and niece Miss
Catheryn Campbell , went to Omaha
on business this morning.
W. E. Pratt , assistant superinten
dent of motive power , and S. V. Gra-
tmm , master mechanic , of Missouri
Valley , were at the shops here yester
John Purvinnce went to Lynch this
morning to visit with his brother.
Misses Bessie and Alice Ward went
to Omaha this morning on business.
August Kell went to Missouri Val
ley yesterday on business.
T. E. Moollck stopped off last evening
at the homo of his brother. M. Moollck
nnd fnmlly while on his wny home to
ross from Lincoln , where he acted
ns a delegate to the A. O. U. W. con
vention. Ho cnme by way of North
Bend , where he visited for a short
time with his brother Jack , and re
turned to his home this morning.
Mrs. H. W. Smithers received word
from Columbus yesterday that her
daughter , who is ill there with small
pox at the home of her aunt , Mrs. R.
H. Miller , was much worse and Mr.
Smithers , who is at Orchard , was noti
fied of this fact
The Story of Rich Man's Son.
From a Yale student to timekeeper
for an extra gang on the Northwest
ern railroad in the Black Hills , and
then advanced to the position of sta
tion agent In a little over two years
Is the record of Eugene Osborn , son
of E. E. Osborn , a financial leader of
the Chicago-Northwestern Railroad
company and now a director of the
same company but retired from active
life on his farm in Maryland.
While studying at Yale some little
differences came between the father
and son , which culminated in the
young man leaving school nnd telling
his father thnt he was able to take
care of himself and would do it.
A little over two years ago young
Osborn applied for a position on the
western division of the Northwestern
road and was assigned to the position
as timekeeper for an extra gang in
the Black Hills division. Among the
hills , the lad was seen with his book
checking off the time of the foreigners
who composed the gang. The men
took n great liking to the young east
erner who , though of a quiet disposi
tion , is considerable of a Jokesmlth.
Business became dull nnd eventual
ly the gang was laid oft. Then Os-
born was promoted to the position ol
station baggageman at the Norfolk
Junction depot , where he could be
seen from early morning till late at
night , garbed In greasy blue overalls
pushing the heavy trucks , piled high
A "Big Bug's" Son.
While at work there It was "tipped
off" to the employes around the depot
that the young man who had only
come down from an extra gang in the
Black Hills was the son of a former
vice president of the road.
For a time Osborn became sort of c
curiosity , but his steadiness and pa
tlenco in the confusion of baggage
work at train time , soon demonstrated
to the curious that it "was no Joke'
with him. Ho was on the Job to work ,
The curiosity soon wore off and On
born became known as "the baggage
man. " His being the son of the weal
thy director seemed to bo forgotten.
"I really wanted to enter the trans
portatlon department some day , " said
Osborn to a friend , who is also em
ployed on the system. "I am going tc
stick to it and some day become a
train dispatcher. "
"Don't you do it , " advised his friend
"Learn the telegraphy , but try for the
traffic department. "
The friend's advice was taken , nnd
while acting in the capacity of yard
clerk Oshorn lost no chance to "hang
around" the telegraph table. Ho soon
mastered the Morse alphabet Pur
chasing a small telegraph set , ho made
great progress with the mysteries of
the dots and dashes. Ho was soon
promoted to ticket clerk of the city
office , where ho handled some tele
graph business , which he did to good
satisfaction. Promotion again found
him n transfer clerk In the freight de
pot , but ho lost no interest in the key
To ono official ho exhibited his abil
ity at handling train orders and other
stntlon work. On May 5 , last , ho was
surprised when ho received n promo
tion to the agency of the Hadar sta
tion , live miles north of Norfolk. Os
born is now muster of the Hadar sta
tion and it is with prldo that ho pulls
the cord which drops the semaphore
and stops the train to await orders
which the dispatcher has transmitted
to Agent Osborn for safe delivery.
Osborn Is 22 years old.
H-M-M H H 1 I'M ' I I Mil Mil
WOULD RATHER WHIP
HOPES THAN BE A HOPE.-
Boxera sometimes get come
peculiar ambitions. Jim Savage
la a husky young heavyweight
who has done a lot of fighting
around New York , where ho re
cently put "White Hope" Frank
Moran out of the running. Sav
age has an ambition , and it is
not to bo a white hope. All ho
wants is the Job of cleaning up
the white hopes as fast as they
bob up. If they can't get by him ,
to the Junk pile with them , says
Savage. If they do , let thorn bo
recognized as regular white
hopes , with n chance to go to
the top. Quito some Job for Eav-
ago , but ho declares ho would
rather bo the cleanup kid than
ono of the hopes.
MARQUARD MUST MAKE GOOD.
If Giants' Big Southpaw Doee Not De
liver He Will Be Sent to Minors.
Unless Rube Marquard , the former
association pitching star , shows the
stuff within a few weeks ho Is going
to have the unpleasant experience of
splashing into the minor league pond
Joe McGinnlty , the former New
York Giant , who now runs the New-
BUDE MAItQUAIJD , GIANTS' 911,000 PITCHER
ark ( N. J. ) club , wants Marquard , and
Manager McGraw has promised his
old worker the erstwhile pride of In
dianapolis providing ho fails to dis
play something good as soon as the
season opens. McGraw paid out 11,000
plunks for the Rube a few years ago
and has carried him as dead weigh !
, ever since.
SPORTS IN SMALL CHUNKS
Cornell university has 180 oarsmen
trying for seats in Interclass crews
The international tennis tournament
at Niagara-on-the-Lake has been fixed
for the week of Aug. 28.
Dominion of Canada rowing clubs
may send four crews to the Royal
English Henley regatta in London
A Porto Rico high school baseball
team will visit New York Mny 29 and
play n series of games with schoolboy
teams In Gotham.
Many of the eastern universities are
having the eight oared shells for their
varsity eights built in England.
Among the latest are Annapolis , Co
lumbia and Harvard
BARGER HAS HIS OWN IDEAS.
Insists He Must Cover First When
Baseman Is Fielding Bunt.
Pitcher Cy Darger of Brooklyn bos
opinions of his own regarding inslae
baseball , especially that relating to
fielding sacrifice bunts. Ho says the
second baseman ought never to cover
the initial bag when the first sacker is
fielding the bunt The second baseman ,
in his opinion , should be free to cover
bis position , while the pitcher should
be there to mnke the put-out at first
The only reason why all teams let
their second baseman cover , according
to Cy. Is because one club started It
nnd the rent follow suit He gives
orders that ho will do the covering
whenever he pitches and guarantees
that he will never miss a play. He IB
a quick starter for the bag and says It
is all In th-if tnrt
To Rescue Women and Children.
Naco , Sonora , Mox. , May 13. A dis
patch received here late today from
Cananea stated that Juan Cabral hud
sent a courier into camp demanding
its surrender. Every available auto
mobile in Naco , Ariz. , has been sent
to Cananea to bring out the women
High School Athletes Meet.
Lincoln , May 13. Athletes from
eight high schools have arrived In
Lincoln to take part in the Missouri
alley inter-scholastic athletic meet
o bo held hero at 2 o'clock this after-
oon. Sovornl athletic stars nro pros-
nt nnd among them is C. Woodbury
f the Ccntrnl high school of Kansas
Explosives In Your Body.
The human body contains no fewer
ban four substances which are so inflammable -
flammable that In a pure state they
vlll "go off" by spontaneous combus-
ion. For Instance , there Is phospho
rus. The body of a person weighing
.20 pounds contains twenty-two
tunccs of this substance , which , as
ivcrybody known , readily takes fire of
ts own accord If exposed to the air.
t is combined with lime to make the
bones , taking the form of phosphate
Ime. The body of a human being
weighing 120 pounds contains nearly
me and n half ounces of magnesium ,
wo ounces of H odium and nearly two
nnd a half ounces of potassium. The
first of these , a substance of silvery
whiteness , Is so readily and fiercely
combustible that it baa to bo kept
Ightly corked In bottles to prevent it
from igniting of Ho own accord. So
dium will take fire If thrown Into
water , and so likewise will potassium
the latter with great violence , finally
exploding and throwing a shower of
parks into the nlr. New York World.
Hospital Fighter * .
Into n hospital caino two men with
"Street fight ? " said the Burgeon In
It was. Under the doctor's directions
orderlies moved beds and patients
around until the newcomers were
separated the length of the ward.
"In this case that precaution may not
bo necessary. " he said , "but after a
street brawl It very often is. Before
we learned the peculiarities of those
people It happened more than once
that two men who were mortal ene
mies were brought in and laid out side
by side. Each saw his advantage nnd
was foxy enough to keep still until
both were left alone In adjoining cots ;
then they sailed into each other tooth
nnd nail , trying to finish the Job that
had been interrupted in the street
Once or twice they nearly succeeded.
Now chance patients with pugilistic
tendencies are placed so for apart that
a neighborly interchange of uppercuts
is out of the question. New York
FUNERALS TOO LUXURIOUS.
Rev. George E. Cady Says Make Cre
mation Within Reach of Poor.
The wearing of black at funerals ,
expense of flowers , the luxury of being
cremated and the cost of caskets were
all commented upon before the TJnl
tarian Ministers' association by the
Rev. George B. Cady of the Pilgrim
Congregational church , Dorchester ,
Mass. , in an address on the high cost
"The wearing of black at funerals
is a sign of despair , not of a Christian
home , " said Dr. Cady. "If death enda
all , why , then , let us wear black.
"As to the cost of modern funerals ,
we must set against the extravagance.
The early Christian church knew notl *
Ing of this luxury thnt we see today
In the modern funeral. "
After describing how much It costs
nnd how much the average undertaker
gets , figures showing the enormous
profit in the business , Dr. Cady sug
gested the supervision of the under
taking business under municipal con
"Make cremation within the reach of
the poor , " said Dr. Cndy.
Figures recently published by the
Japanese ministry of finance give th&
population of Korea as 12,363,400 na
tives , 143,040 Japanese and 11,701 for
eigners. There Is plenty of room for
very many more people , as the countr.t
is COO miles long by 135 miles broad !
Its parallels are about the same as
from Concord , N. IL , to Wilmington.
Funeral of Chris. Rupp.
West Point , Neb. , May 13. Special
to The News : The funeral of Chris
Rupp , who died suddenly on Wednes
day , was held yesterday afternoon un
der the auspices of Jordan lodge , No.
27 , Ancient Free nnd Accepted Masons -
sons , and was very largely attended ,
numbers of relatives and friends from
other towns and states gathering to do
honor to their departed friend. Rev.
L. J. Powell , pastor of the Grace Luth
eran church , conducted the funeral
services. Mr. Rupp was born in Can
ada and had lived in Cuming county
forty years. He was sheriff of the
county for two terms , was mayor of
West Point and for the past three
years had represented the city on the
board of supervisors , dying In the dis
charge of his official duties as a mem
ber of that body , being stricken with
apoplexy during a meeting of the
board and dying within an hour there
after. Ho was a widower , his wife
having preceded him in death seven
years ago. Ho had no children. He
leaves a brother , John Rupp of Blair ,
and three sisters , Mrs. Daniel Groner
of Beemcr , Mrs. Chris Good of Blair
and Mrs. Jacob Oswald of Friend , Neb.
Ho was widely known and universally
respected for his probity and force of
character and for his never failing
courtesy and kindness of heart
36 RUNNERS IN MARATHON.
Race Extends From Freeburg , 111. , to
Eads Bridge at St. Louis.
St Louis , May 13. At noon today
thirty-six local and visiting long dls-
tanco runners will start from Free-
burg , 111. , on the seventh annual mar
athon race under the auspices of the
Missouri Athletic club. The distance
to bo covered , as in each previous
race , will bo 2G miles and 365 yards ,
and the course will lead the runners j
through Belleville , East St Louis and
across the Eads bridge to the club
house , n block from the western ter
minus of the bridgo.
Four men will carry the M , A. C.
colors. There will bo seven entrants
from Chicago nnd Uio remainder are
unattached. L. J. Pnlltvant of Chicago
cage , winner of last year's race , will
not run this year.
BUCK SCHOOLGIRL OF 70
WINS TWO GOLD MEDALS
L * l Her Class and Was Late One * and
Then Only Thr Mlnut * * .
The proud wearer of two gold med
als from the New York board of edu
cation for merit in ctudy nnd attendance -
anco in the primary department of
public school 157 IB Mrs. Martha Har
mon , who was born in slavery in Ken
tucky seventy years ago.
For four yearn this schoolgirl hni
been learning her three Il'i , and ohe
takes great pride in the tokens she
has received showing hovr diligent her
work has been and how in all that
time she never missed school nnd wan
late only once and then only three min
When she questioned the principal
and the teachers they thought she was
getting Information for ono of her
family. They gave her the factfl as to
enrolling nnd answered the timid ques
tion she finally put as to the age re
quirement of pupils.
They had no Idea she meant herself
when they told her thnt the only
qualification necessary was a desire
for education. Then she astonished
them by asking that her name ho put
on the list
"You ? " they said. "Why , you don't
really mean It , do yon ? "
"Yes , I mean It. " she answered. "I'm
only sorry that 1 didn't do it years ago.
But If it ain't too late now , why , 1
want to learn all I can. "
So she was put in the first class of
the elementary department , nnd she
has followed the course steadily since ,
being promoted with the rest of her
class and showing a real proficiency in
her studies , though the teachers had
expected to indulge her , thinking that
the long disuse of her mental facul
ties might have dulled them.
But instead of lagging she led.
That's why she got the gold medal for
her work. And her sense of punctual
ity was on a par. In the worst storms
she put on a heavy coat and old fash
ioned mittens and trotted to school
with her books under her arm. She Is
absolutely unconscious of the fact that
she is doing anything unusual. She
doesn't think that at her ago she has
outlived her usefulness.
Mrs. Harmon was a girl when her
people took her into Ohio , where slav
ery was taboo. She lived in Dayton ,
and it Is said that her name was taken
from the family of Judson Harmon ,
the present governor of Ohio.
PREFER DEATH BY SHOOTING.
Utuh Murderers Never Choose the Al
ternative of Hanging.
Why do condemned murderers choose
shooting In preference to hanging ?
Since the state of Utah passed a law
giving convicts this choice , Arthur
Pratt , warden of the Utah state pris
on , has not had one who would go to
the gallows. On one occasion a mur
derer refused to make a choice , nnd
the Judge sentenced him to be hanged.
Pratt was warden of the Utah peni
tentiary when It was a government
prison twenty-two yeara ago. Eight
years ago he was appointed warden
and since thnt time has made it ono
of the model prisons of the country.
"Utah has a law which allows a con
demned murderer to choose cither
hanging or shooting as a mode of dy
ing , " said Warden Pratt "This work
is done by the sheriffs of each county ,
but in the penitentiary yard. So far
we have not had a man who has chos
en hanging. Once n murderer refused
to make a choice , and the Judge sen
tenced him to be hanged. Shooting is
the more humane. It is painless and
instantaneous. The condemned man Is
led to the prison yard , seated on a
chair nnd if he desires is blindfolded
Five men armed with rifles nre then
mnrched to within ten paces of the
man. Four of the rifles contain ball
cartridges. The fifth has a blank shell
A target is pinned over the heart of
the condemned man , all five guards
take careful nlm , nnd at n signal the
volley Is fired. The ordeal Is over In a
few moments , whereas in hanging the
suspense nnd suffering last for many
Entire Town of Concrete Houses.
A new town near Gnlveston , Tex. , Is
to be built entirely of concrete houses ,
molded on the spot by the use of steel
forms constructed in sections.
THE DATE OF EASTER.
According to the present sys
tem of determining Easter , it
can never fall before the 22d of
March or later than the 25th of
April. In 1701 nnd 1818 Easter
fell on the first possible day
thnt is , the 22d of March-but
that will not happen again dur
ing Uie present century. Next
year , however , will be the nearest -
est date , ns Easter then falls
on March 23. The latest Easter
of this century will occur in
1043. when it will fall on the
25th of April , or the latest day
First Varsity Boat Races.
Springfield , Mass. , May 13. There
was a goodly number of visitors hero
today to witness the first of the "var
sity boat races of the season , the
crews representing Yale nnd the Unl-
vorslty of Pennsylvania. The Indlca
tlonn were for Ideal conditions for the
event , which was llxort nt 5 o'clock.
Pennsylvania , because of her veteran
crow , was nt first favored over the
green crow from Now Haven In whnt
llttlo betting was done.
Missouri-Kansas Track Meet.
Lawrence , Kan. , Mny 13. The trnck-
squad of Missouri university nt Colum
bia Is hero todny seventeen strong for
the meet with the Kansas university
track team this afternoon.
Lady Decles Doing Well.
London , Mny 13. Lady Deelep , who
underwent an operation for appendi
citis yesterday , was reported today as
making satisfactory recovery.
SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE.
gatlon of another accident nt Elk
Point , there being loss of life In both
The latent of the big Dnkotn ranches
to bo broken up for farm and blooded
stock raising purposes Is the famous
Carpontor-Sanborn ranch near Puk-
wnnn , Brulo county. This ranch orig
inally contained 14,000 acres , but now
consists of 6.GOO acres.
Arrangements are being completed
for n big historic pageant to bo put on
In Ynnkton during the semicentennial
celebration of Dakota , depleting the
earliest days among the Indians and
French traders. The dates of the cel
ebration are Juno 11 to 17.
The stnte engineer's depnrtmont nt
Pierre has Issued a permit to Fred C.
Doody nnd Adolf L. Bernard , giving
them the right to appropriate the wa
ters of False Bottom creek In Law
rence county. The application has been
bitterly fought by other Innd owners.
A Gettysburg saloonkeeper when
o Henry Baker , who was sent from
Campbell county on n charge of adult
The Knights of Columbus of Huron
mvo chartered n specinl train to take
.hem to Wntertown for Inltlntory ex-1
Business man and farmers in north
western Stnnley county have taken
stock in a now creamery to bo estab-
ished at Mllesvllle.
Clnus Moon , a farmer near Daven
port , dropped dead while plowing.
In the presence of about 3,000 peo-
) le , the cornerstone of the new ? 100-
100 Brookings county court house was
aid with impressive ceremonies.
In n declamatory contest at Ft.
Pierre Miss Ruth Gleckler was declar
ed the winner. She will represent
that section of the state in the state
contest at Vermilllon.
Shriners are gathering in Sioux
Falls from all parts of the state to
attend the spring ceremonial of El
Rlad temple tomorrow. It Is expected
that about 600 visiting Shriners will
The state railway commission has
set May 17 as the date for investiga
tion of a railway accident at Salem
and May 18 as the date for the Invest- !
brought into court on a charge of sell
ing liquor to a 7-ycar-old boy , put up
the defense that at the time his place
was so crowded thnt he did not notice
the difference in size of the customer
of that age and for that reason al
lowed him to buy.
William Issenhuth , state's attorney
of Splnk county , was shot and serious
ly wounded by William Tomsha : Is
senhuth was struck In the hip and
hand , but will recover. Tomsha was
examined by the insanity board two
weeks ago , but was discharged. He
blamed Issenhuth for instituting these
Dr. E. L. Brush returned from Fos
Henry Hanse returned from a busi
ness trip to Nellgb.
W. S. Wanser of Plalnvlew is In the
city transacting business.
County Attorney James Nichols of
Madison is here on business.
Phillip Kirch of Chicago , enroute to.
Portland , Ore. , was here visiting with'
Mrs. L. B. Nicola is at Washington ,
la. , spending a few months' visit with
Mrs. E. L. Brush went to Atkinson ,
where she Is spending a few days with
Mrs. George B. Chrlstoph returned
from Lincoln , where she attended the
convention of the Eastern Star.
Miss Johanna Hagey , who was here
visiting with her parents , Mr. and Mrs.
H. H. Hagey , has gone to Los Angeles ,
W. B. Golden , freight Inspector of
the Northwestern road , with headquar
ters at Fremont , was in the city on
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Pangle and
daughter have returned from n
month's sojourn in California and oth
er western coast cities.
Clifford Parish Is suffering from an
attack of throat trouble.
J. W. Reeco and family have moved
to Omaha from 810 South Eighth
The Royal Neighbors will hold a
regular meeting in the G. A. R. hall
Miss Bernlre Mapes , who has been
ill for several days , Is now reported
George McKny of Humphrey has ac
cepted a position In the Northwestern
freight depot as holper.
The Northwestern freight depot nnd
the entire working force was photo
graphed Thursday afternoon.
The llttlo fairies of the Lincoln
schools , who took part in the operetta
recently , were photographed yester
Conductor S. L. Miller Is enjoying n
two weeks' vacation. Conductor
Charles Fuerst Is substituting for Con
Mr. nnd Mrs. W. II. Buttorflold ure
expected to return to Norfolk Satur
day night from California , where they
spent the winter.
Mrs. Sadie Woodruff has returned
from Plalnvlow. Her household goods
were installed In the living rooms of
the Union Pacific restaurant.
Mayor John Friday is suffering from
quinsy , an allmotit which In common
In Norfolk nt this time. The mayor
wan able to bo out of bed Frldny ,
The recovery of the little daughter
of Mr. nnd Mrs , A. E , Chnmhors now
seems practically assured. The llttlo
girl wait much better Frldny morning.
The U. C. T. ladles will meet Satur
day night In the G. A. It. hall , the
name time the U. C , T. men liavo their
regular meeting , for n social soHBlon.
M. C. Fraser claims the record cntch
of catfish for the scnson. Lnnt evenIng -
Ing Mr. Frnsor succeeded In hauling
out of the river , close to this city ,
John Knyl , who In ncciiHod In n local
weekly publication of shooting n robIn -
In , enters a protest. What was thought
to bo a robin was really n woodpecker ,
says Mr. Knyl.
Donnld Hardy , night trnnsfor clerk
nt the Northwestern freight depot , ban
succeeded Day Clerk Max Hollornmn ,
who has Eugene Osborn's position.
Osborn is now stntlon ngont at Hadar.
Supt. C. II. Reynolds of the North
western road has gene west on an In
spection trip. General Foreman Col-
well of the same rend started on his
north line Inspection trip at the snmu
Walter Howe , Herman Schelly and
Phillip O. Hill made The Heights res-
Idcnco district merry with music front
mandolin nnd guitar Thursday night ,
when they serenaded many of their
Jake Walters , a printer In the em
ploy of The News force , made a trip
to Madison Friday , where ho pro
cured a mnrrlngo license. The wed
ding Is to take place In this city Sun
day. The brldo will como from Lin
Casslus Uhllg , tlio traveling sales-
mnn who wns reported Improved from
n long siege of throat trouble , IH now
suffering from a second attack. His
nunt from Fremont Is expected here
todny to attend him. Ho IH confined
to his room In the A. C. Stear boardIng -
While mnking nn inspection of the
newly constructed Ludwlg Koonlgsteln
residence Thursday evening , John
KoenlgBtcIn accidentally fell a short
distance In the collar of thnt homo
nnd sustained injuries to his shoulder
which necessitated the nttendnnco of
Mrs. George B. Christoph and Miss
Edith Vlele nre nt Lincoln nttendlng
the convention of the Eastern Stnr.
Miss Vlelo writes from Lincoln thnt
the town is packed with delegates to
four conventions which are being held
there this week. Miss Vlelo will re
turn homo Saturday.
Arrangements are completed for to
night's Elks May party. Marquardt
hall , in which place the party will
take place , is beautifully decorated ,
decorators under the supervision of
A. L. Killian having been busy for
some time with this work. Vogot'a
orchestra will furnish the music of the
evening. Refreshments will be served.
The A. K. A. C. team , under the
management of A. O. Hnr.cn , defeated
the Ledcrer team of the Baptist
church last night by a score of 15 to
9. This Is the third successive victory
for the A. K. A. C.s , who were espe
cially good in hitting. Batteries :
Stltt and Madsen ; Ogden , Kutch ,
South and Lobdoll. Umpires , Mapes
Notwithstanding the fact that Man
ager Wolcott of the Northwestern eating -
ing house claimed that Pat Soules did
not strike Ulysses Jackson with n
brick , Judge Elseley imposed a fine of
$10 upon Pat. A large crowd attended
the trial of Soules and Jackson. Dr.
C. J. Verges , who sowed up the ugly
wound on Jackson's head , was sub
poenaed as a witness. Ho testified
that the wound was probably made
with some sharp instrument. Soules
declared he hit Jackson with his fist
and thnt he had fallen against some
Firemen have completed all arrange
ments for the part they will take in
the parade and Memorial day services ,
j ' Committees have been appointed who
are working systematically to have
every fireman in the department out
on that day. At Wednesday's meeting
of the department a vote of thanks
was extended to the Chicago nnd
Northwestern Railroad company for
the ? 60 donation which the railroad
presented the department for the work
the fire fighters executed on the Junc
tion eating house blaze.
The last game of the high school
baseball season will bo played on the
driving park diamond nt 2:30 : Satur
day afternoon. Both teams are anx
ious to win this game and the mem
bers of the Norfolk team promise an
exciting contest. Nellgh is considered
by the Norfolk players as the best
team they have yet played with. The
diamond Is In splendid shape and an
effort is being made by some admirers
of the team to induce the Norfolk band
to render some popular music with
which It will be endeavored to secure
a largo attendance.
Because the school board's regular
meeting is a month hence , a special
meeting is being arranged for next
week at which the consideration of
the numerous applications for the va
cancy made by the resignation of Supt
F. M. Hunter will come up. Many ap
plications are already In the hands of
the board of education and besides
the long distance telephone messages ,
members of the board have been per
sonally talked to on the subject by as
pirants for the vacancy. "It will bo a
hard matter to choose the right man , "
says ono member of the board.
The plow that Is cutting streets into
the right proportions in various parts
of the city has become the object of
much comment. The plow has been
accused of the ruination of potato
patches and truck gardens. In one
portion of the city , the planter of a
large patch of potatoes heldup his
hands in horror when ho arrived homo
to find that a largo part of the patch
had been plowed up by way of city
Improvements. Some of these streetn
have never been put to good use nnd
the people have used part of them for \
their personal property. The plow is
used to mnke gutters to enable the
standing wnter to drain off.
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