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TIIK NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , MAY 20 , 1911.
Stow Runners Become Scarce ,
Hull players In llic MK leagues who
I * > uro NOW ! on tinbamH nro few and far
between , 'j'ho general Impression Unit
fast , runnerx are a rarity In wrong , By
( lilH It IH nut nuMiiit Unit all ball play-
era nfi HID equal of Ty Cobb , Owen
Himh , Kddle Collins , Hans Wagner ,
Trln Hptmkur , Larry Uoylo and Josh
Dovon1 , lint almost every man playIng -
Ing thi ! Clinic In HID big circuits N
much Junior thiin tlio average person
on lilH feet.
I low ofti-ii I la- remark IH heard In the
grand Ntnnil at a game , " \Vliy , 1 can
run tlic bases faster than Unit follow1 !
All right to Hay , lint the chances aru
a hundred to one that the person criti
cising the player In a nice around the
ImgH with said player would bo Just
nlioiit arriving at third IMIHO when hln
opponent crossed the plate.
Men llku Cohb , Hush , Devonnnd Col-
Htm are extremely fust on the sacks
nnd travel at Incredible peed. Cou
pled with thin speed each linn the
more Important faculty of getting off
fast. No other player In the country
IIIIH anything on Cobb In tlihi respect.
Ho fast Is ho on the gotnway Hint
catchers liavo been heard to nay that
ho IH usually halfway down by the
tlmu the ball leaves thu pitcher's hand.
Any twlrler with a slow delivery IH
a nlghtmaro to a catcher with Cobb on
the cushions , as the poor backstop IH
certain to draw down the comments of
the fans for his failure to get the ball
to second In tlmo to nail the cyclonic
Eddie Collins , the Philadelphia
American great second baseman , IH
another whose speed on the bases Is
marvelous. This great young player
goon into the base with terrlllc Impetus
nnd has a slide which makes him a
hard man to place the ball on. Cobb
and Collins on the same team would
soon have half the backstops in the
American league under the care of a
.Josh Devorc of the Giants is a won
derfully speedy man , and many play
ers think he will be the Cobb of the
National league. Probably no player
in the older organization practices cir
cling the bases more than Josh. Ev-
.cry morning the Giants' outfielder can
bo seen practicing running the bases.
Hans Lobert of the Philadelphia Nil-
'tlonal.H holds the record for circling the
bags that of 11lft seconds , made In
Cincinnati last fall. While Hans Is
remarkably speedy , his one big fault
is that ho Is not very quick in getting
away from the plate.
Many other players can travel as
fast as Cobb , Devore or Collins once
they get started , but they lack tl c fast
.starting ability and are therefore on
an average at least a second slower in
going from base to base.
One point that Is generally overlook
ed in commenting on a ball player's
ability to get down to llrst quick is the
knack he has of getting rid of his bat
with the least loss of time , lly care
fully watching the batters It will be
Been that no two drop the willow the
" minovway. / . Some ' carry It n few feet
"down'the line'others throw It back of
them , some toss it in front , while
many have the knack of dropping the
bat In such a way as to give them a
leverage for a start , Just as n jumper
, wlll use welghtit In making n broad
leap. This matter of bat dropping is
one of importance , and many players
devote hours to acquiring the knack ol
doing it properly.
In successful base running the play
er who can go Into the sack without
diminishing his speed has a big ad'
vantage over his brethren who in-
Ntlnctlvely slow down as they UP'
preach the station. Many players whc
would be known as speed kings or
the bases are spoiled because of the
fact that thqy are unable to overcome
the tendency to slow up. These arc
the men who are oft times called slow
on bases. It is lack of nerve rattici
Umn lack of speed with the legs that
places the majority of ball players In
what might be termed the "average"
base running class.
Hurt In a Runaway.
Nollgh , Neb. , May 20. Special t <
The News : A team of horses hitchei
to n wagon that was Ipaded with l.OOi
feet of ] umher ran away from thi
driver , Roy Freeman , who sustained :
fracture of the right limb between tin
knco nnd hip. He was thrown out am
the wagon passed over him. The nc
eidont happened in front of the Wes
school house in Grecian Uend. A doc
tor was called and the injured liml
taken care of. He stated that Mi
Freeman was severely bruised am
shaken up , aside from his broke ]
Madison , Neb. , May 1C , 1911 , 1 p. ra
Board met pursuant to adjournment
Present Commissioners JohnV
Fitch , Burr Taft and Henry Sundei
The minutes of the board meetin
of April 11 , 1911 , were read and ai
proved as read.
The hour having arrived for oper
ing the bids for the bridge coutrac
for coming year , the bids of the Noi
arch Bridge company. Empire Brldg
company , Thomas J. Crummoll , Th
Midland Bridge company and Wester
Bridge & Construction company , a
being accompanied by certified check
of $2,000 each , wcro opened and con
pared. The bids of the Omaha Strui
tural Steel Works and the Canto
Brldgo company , not meeting the n
quiromonts of the advertisement in n
gard to certified check , were not coi
After a comparison of tbo bids , th
bid of the Western Brldgo & Constrm
tion company , being considered th
lowest and best bid , was by unanin
ous vote of the board a'wardcd th
contract for construction and rcpa
of bridges for the ensuing year.
On motion the Tlldon National ban
and Madison National bank were d
signaled and approved as legal count
\ W. II. Field , clerk of the dlstrli
court , inado report of the findings i
the grand jury regarding the county
jail , which report wan ordered filed.
W. H. Field , clerk of the district
court , filed a certified copy of court
decree In case of Amy J. D. Colcgrove
VB. Village of Meadow Grove , ot nl. ,
enjoining mild village and F. A. Peter
son , county treasurer , from collecting
certain village sidewalk taxes , and the
clerk wan ordered to lllo snld decroo.
On motion the following official
bonds were approved :
William Snjiler , road o\crNecr , road
district No. 20 ; Andrew Wallln. road
overseer , road district No. 12 ; Hen-
iiott Seymour , county surveyor ; Madi
son National bank , depository bond.
Petition of residents of Shell Creek
precinct , asking for appointment of
10. W. Lyon as constable to fill va
cancy , WIIH presented and on motion
E. W. Lyons WIIH appointed countable
for Shell Creek precinct to 1111 va
On motion the county clerk was In
structed to draw warrant to F. A.
Peterson , county treasurer , authoriz
ing him to pay H. H. linker , John Jest
and William Volk $11.02 each , for over
paid school taxes and charge same to
school district No. 5.
On motion the following bills were
L. H. Ilaker. lumber 11. D. No.
21 $ 12.12
Orn D. Lyons , work 0. I ) . No. 1 125.25
Ora D. Lyons , work U. D. No.
Gutrti Juelson , repairs 11. D.
No. Kl ' 5.90
O. A. Sleeper , nnlls H. D. No. 8 8.50
Frank Hoelscher , work H. D.
No. 20 14.0(1 (
Ilume-Hobertson-Wycoff Co. ,
lumber U. D. No. 10 3.20
Henry Sundermnn , nails for
Krum & Warren , lumber H. D.
No. 4 V Ki.r.C .
Dolter & Dankey , scraper and
freight H. D. No. 24 ' 8.7E
Dieter & Donkey , two scrapers
nnd freight 17.00
Ilumo-Hobertson Wycotf Co. ,
nails U. D. No. 9 l.Iifi
Howard Miller Lumber Co. ,
lumber H. D. No. 21 37.71
Howard Miller Lumber Co. ,
lumber It. D. No. C GC.4S
L. Uiirch , work U. D. No. 7 4.00
Gun Zimmerman , work H. D.
No. 17' 18.0C
Clarence Cornell , work II. D.
No. 7 10.0C
\ . W. Tillottson , work R. D.
No. 7 : 30.5C
Everett Cornell , work R. D. Nc.
E. J. Tillottson , work R. D. No.
7 , assigned to Harry Barnes. 21.OG
Tom Klrby , wolf bounty z.tn
Frank Albracht , work R. D..No.
2G 2.0 (
W. R. Snyder , work R. IX No.
20 42.5 (
George Hobus , work R. D. No. C 47.5 (
Math Schaefer , jr. , work R. D.
No. 2G 2.0 (
William Clasey , work bridges. . 5.0C
Balser Werner , work bridges. . 10.0C
Hubbard Bros. , ditching 90.0 (
Hubbard Bros. , ditching 81.BC.
Hubbard Bros. , ditching CO.Of
C. P. Christiansen , surveying. . 10.0 (
Bennett Seymour , surveying. . . 19.5 (
Axel Sanberg , rent for pauper. . Ifi.Of.
Charles Hanson , repair work. . 8.7E
James M. Smith , salary and
boarding prisoners 1C1.5 (
Nebraska Telephone Co. , tolls 11.4 !
A. C. Schmidt , wolf bounty. . . 8.0 (
Willie Schwager , wolf bounty 1C.OI
Henry C. Richmond , copies new
W. J. Smith , wolf bounty 8.01
Madison Motor Car Co. , auto
Madison city , electric lighting. . 20.91
Dr. F. A. Long , commissioner
insanity and medical services 43.01
N. A. Housel , office expenses. . 16.7 !
N. A. Housel , salary for April. 11G.GI
John Horn , repairing vault. . . 1.01
W. M. Halsey , livery hire 2.2 !
Wr. M. Halsey , feed for team. . . .71
Smith-Premier Typewriter Co. ,
Mark Carraher , wolf bounty. . . 10.01
Charlie Johnson , wolf bounty. . 12.0i
Matrau & Wllle , coal for elec
tion 1.2 !
John Catron , livery 2.5' '
National Office Supply Co. , sup
plies . . . . : 10.0
Hume - Robertson-Wycoff Co. ,
supplies for court house and
Thomas Pojar , wolf bounty. . . 14.0
L. Bruce , plumbing , pbor farm 35.0
Will Purdy , wolf bounty 18.0
C. S. Smith , salary and fees. . . 253.9
Dr. Frank Jensen , services for
Dr. H. T. Holden , medical ser
H. B. Allen , supplies 217.7
H. Frlcke , jr. , road graders. . . 249.7
S. R. McFarland , recording
bonds nnd office expenses. . . 18.2
W. H. Field , witness fees Insan
ity cases , etc 217.5
Gus Kaul , salary for April 50.0
Chicago Lumber Co. , lumber ,
road district No. 1 9.2
H. Kllburn , register births and
W. H. Harding , register births
and deaths 1.2
B. H. Mills , register births and
C. R. Rynearson , register births
and deaths 11.2
Chas. Letheby , register births
and deaths 12.2
M. L. Koehn , register births
nnd deaths 21.5
Ray Speece , work , commissioner -
or district No. 2 10.0
J. T. Moore , assisting surveyor 7.0
C. Christiansen , floating roads. 10.0
E. G. Melcher , work , commis
sioner district No. 2 8.5
W. P. DIxon , freight paid 4.2
H. Sunderman , labor and mile
r Burr Taft , labor and mileage
and freight paid 86.4
J. W. Fitch , labor and mileage. 91.1
W. F. Davis , road oil spreader 100.C
W. A. Wltzlgman , clay for grad
ing road 2C.C
it W. A. Witzlgman , clay for grad-
if ing road , commissioner dis
trict No. 2 2D.OO
, ' . L. Howling , cash advanced
for pauper 10.00
tin Machinuller , work , road
district No. 1 18.00
! . Danes , work , commissioner
district No. 2 12.00
'red Hyerly , woik , commission
er district No. 2 8.50
us Teske , bridge work , claim
ed $3.50 , allowed at 1.50
im Teske , work , commissioner
district No. 3 11.00
, W. Hnnsom , cash advanced
for pauper 19.80
\ A. Peterson. Jury fees , dlpso
caRCH , postage , etc G97.9S
On motion the board adjourned to
: l0 ! p. m.
Madison , Neb. , May 16. 1911 , 7:30 : p.
i. Board met pursuant to adjourn-
lent. Present , entire board.
The following report was filed by
lie board :
"We , the undersigned county com-
ulssloncrs' Madison county , Neb. ,
Hiving viewed the route of the drain-
go ditch prayed for by the petition of
ohn F. Dederman , which petition , to-
; ether with a good and sufficient bond ,
VUH filed In the olllco of the county
lurk on April 11. 1911 , hereby find
hat said ditch will benefit the prop-
rty adjacent thereto and bo condu-
ivo to the health of that community ,
ho route described In said petition
elng the most practicable route , do
hereforo giant the pray of said pe-
"Dated nt Madison , Nebraska , this
Gth day of May , 1911.
"J. W. Pitch ,
"Burr Haft ,
iionry Sunderman ,
"County Commissioners of Said
On motion ttio county surveyor was
oidered to survey a proposed drainage
lltch , commencing nt the northwest
corner of the northeast quarter of sec-
ion twenty-live (2f ( > ) , in township
wonty-four (24) ( ) , north In range two
; 2) ) , west of the Sixth principal me
ridian , running thence south one-half
nlle , thence east ono hundred rods
llOO ) , thence south sixty rods ( GO ) ,
hence east thirty rods (30) ( ) , thence
south fifty-five rods (55) ( ) , thence In a
outheasterly direction to a point
twenty rods (20) ( ) cast of the north-
vest corner of the northeast quarter
of the northwest quarter of section
hirty-one (31) ( ) , In township twenty-
'our (24) ( ) , north , in range one (1) ( ) west
of the Sixth principal meridian , thence
n a southeasterly direction about for-
y rods (40) ( ) , to a natural watercourse
commencing on the northwest quarter
of said section thirty-one (31) ( ) and
emptying Into the Elkhorn river In
he south part of said section , the
survey and report of surveyor to be
nade in accordance with sections
5506 , 5507 and 5508 , chapter 15 of
abbey's compiled statutes of 1909.
On motion the following claims
were allowed :
Western Bridge and Construc
tion Co. , on contract $2,000.00
Western Bridge and Construc
tion Co. , on contract 2,000.00
Madison Cemetery associa
tion , perpetual maintenance
of lots 60.00
Mrs. Anna Otto , boarding pau
On motion the county treasurer was
authorized to make the following
: ransfer of funds in his office :
From 1909 county general fund tc
1910 county generalfund , $1,000.
From 1909 bridge fund to 191C
bridge fund , $26.14.
From 1909 commissioner district
No. 1 fund to 1910 commissioner dis
trict No. 1 , $9.84.
From 1909 commissioner district No
2 fund to 1910 commissioner district
No. 2 , $41.57.
From 1909 commissioner district No
3 fund to 1910 commissioner dlstricl
No. 3 , $25.74.
On motion board adjourned to meel
May 31 , 1911 , 1 p. m.
S. R. McFarland ,
Battle Creek News.
Battle Creek , May 20. Special tc
The News : There will be no service
at the Lutheran church Sunday morn
ing on account of the absence of Rev
J. Hoffman , but in the afternoon ai
2 o'clock Rev. George Bloedel of Bat
tie Creek Heights will occupy the pul
The Baptists put down a new ce
ment side walk on the north side o
their church property on llermai
Mrs. Verna Mannheim arrived hen
last week from Reno , Nov. , for an ex
tended visit at the home of he :
grandfather , P. H. Ingoldsby.
Mrs. Rose Krlvanek was here Sat
unlay from Meadow Grove vlsitini
relatives and friends.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles McBrlde o
Norfolk were visiting here from Satur
day till Monday with relatives am
John Reeves is here for an exteudei
visit from Curlew , Cherry County.
Joseph F. Srb and family were visit
ing the fore part of this week will
relatives and friends at Howell , Co ]
Chas Warne was tore on busines
Saturday from Me&dow Grove.
Emil Hans came up from Pilger Sat
urday for o visit with relatives.
John Ch&se of Clearwater is vlsitini
here at theJhome of his daughter , Mre
Chas. Hueston .
Wm. Nicolay , Jr. , was here fron
Beemer Saturday and Sunday for i
visit with his parents.
A boy arrived at the home of Mi
and Mrs. A. O. Hackler last week.
T. L. Curas went Wednesday to th <
Soldiers Home at Leavenworth , Kan
Jesse Hoover Is back again In tin
Morris drug store as prescriptloi
Lincoln E. Burch Is sick and undo
a physician's care this week.
Miss Mary Neuwerk and Wm. He
hensteln made an automobile trip t
Madison Sunday afternoon.
Jack Hengstler was hero yesterda ;
on business from Crelghton.
The work at the new Hcuerman ;
iniiBlon had to bo stopped this week
n account of ftie sickness of con-
ractor Chas. Werner.
Fred Kyi Is going to have a largo
lodern house put up nt his farm live
Joseph Dittrlek and A. P. GardelH ,
wo of our prominent business men ,
vent down to Omahti Tuoedny on
Ernest Cutkoskl. who studies civil
nglnovring at the state university at
incoln , came here Monday to spend
Is summer vacation with his Krnnd-
larents , Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mass-
mum , sr.
Mrs. August Sihlnkus was taken to
ho Slfcters , of Mercy , St. Bernard
ospltal Monday for tientment.
Mrs. G. N. Cornelius went to WIs-
icr Tuesday for n visit at the homo
jf her sister , Mrs. Wm. Farley.
Clans llorchers came home from the
Vuyno normal college Wednesday to
lelp his father this summer on the
A Small Fire.
Flro In a heap of frame paper crates
jehlnd The News building called out
ho department late Saturday after
loon. No damage was done.
Great Forest Fire In Japan.
Toklo , May 20. Forest Hres In Hok-
; aldo , the northernmost of the island
if Japan , nro devastating aast tor-
rltory of land. A number of villages
ilready have been destroyed. Troops
iiivo been sent out and every available
nnn Is lighting the llames. The lire
Ine is almost sixty miles in length ,
t is Impossible this afternoon to estl-
nato the number of fatalities or the
imount of damage lesulting from the
The Gregory Booster Trip.
Gregory. S. D. , May 20. Special to
flic News : The Giegory Commercial
lub with twenty-live large touring
ars in line , all owned by members of
he club , elaborately decorated with
mnncrs and pennants bearing up-
iroprlate mottos left Gregory witli 200
Gregory boosters Wednesday morn-
ng at 9 o'clock making stops at Pix-
on and Cnrlock , S. D. , Jamison and
Nnper , Neb. The parade spent the
light at Naper , leaving at S o'clock
Thursday morning with fetops at Butte ,
Neb. , Fairfax , BonsU-el , St. Charles ,
lorilck and Burke , S. D. , reaching
Gregory at G o'clock in the evening.
Fhey carried with them the Gregory
O. O. F. band , an institution of
which Gregory Is pardonably proud ,
who gave a short concert at each town
nt which the procession stopped. The
.our was a grand success , an enthus
iastic welcome awaiting the boosters
it every town visited. The unani
mous expression was that n town
which could send out such a train of
joosters was unquestionably a real
.Ivo wire. Only one accident marred
Jie program. One of our townsmen ,
Lew Nollkemper , lost coptrol of his
car on a steep hill near St. Charles ,
he car backing down and off a high
itll , turning over several times , the oc
cupants receiving severe bruises , but
miraculously escaping " serious Injury.
It is the Intention of the club to
send out another train of automobiles
to other surrounding territory in the
The Auto Accident
St. Charles , S. D. , May 20. Special
to The News : The car of Lew Nell
kemper of Gregory , who was one of
the Gregory boosters went In the
ditch two and one-half miles east of
He was coming up the steepest hill
In Gregory county and his engine re
fused to work. The car started back
down hill and became unmanagable.
It turned in the air as it left the
road and , landed on Mr. Fard , a law
yer. He sustained a badly mangled
leg. The car was badly broken up.
It fell twenty feet.
An Ad Club 1 = Born Here.
The Norfolk Ad club was born last
night. And the child is doing well.
With the avowed intention of boostIng -
Ing for the best interests of Norfolk ,
securing new enterprises , advertising
the cltys advantages to the world and
taking a responsible part generally In
the upbuilding of the city , the new
organization was determined upon by
two dozen men who gathered inform'
ally at the Bullock offices and talked
about Norfolk nnd its future. The
new club already has a charter list ol
twenty-four members , and expects .1
great many more.
Officers of the Ad club are :
President W. H. Blakeman.
Vice President Ed Engles.
Secretary C. B. Cabaniss.
Treasurer C. J. Bullock.
Dues of the club will be ? 2 pei
year , payable serai-annually in ad
vance. The plan of doing things will
be by committee. It is not the ain
of the club to conflict with the Com
merclal club , but to co-operatee witl
that organization in boosting for r
Among those at last night's meet
Ing was N. P. Dodge of Omaha whc
explained how an ad club works ii
Omaha. Mr. Dodge said that Norfoll
is a good town and that people out
side know it. He pointed out soim
of the needs of the city , as they im
pressed him. He sold Norfolk need ;
a new hotel , to better accommodatt
the public ; It needs a municipally own
ed street car line from the Junctlot
depot to the business center ; it need !
an oiled road to the Junction ; it need !
cluster lights on Norfolk avenue , tmcl
as are used at Fargo , N. D. , Boone
la. , Marshalltown , la , , and many othe :
cities , and which would add wonder
fully to the city's attractiveness. H <
said Norfolk ought to make an effor
to secure a college.
Everybody present at the prellmi
nary meeting last night , expressei
faith in Norfolk and its possibilities
Getting the city's advantages to tin
right people , It was argued , would d <
much in bringing in outsiders to la
cato now enterprises. The spirit o
the club will bo to boost for Norfoll
and everything in it , first , last and al
t the time , In a systematic way.
THE HOME BEAUTIFUL
ORNAA1ENTAL EFFECT OF A FEW TREES
AND SHRUBS PROPERLY PLANTED
( By V. V. WKSTOATK , Department of Horticulture ,
Unlvertlty of Nebraska. )
Ono can scarcely imagine a farm
lomo moru restful nnd Inviting than
he onu pictured at the beginning of
his article , and yet it Is not expensive
n dollars and cents to obtain n farm
ionic similar to this. It is only n
natter of time. The shrubs and tr ci
tdiown , the value of which can now bo
( .curcoly estimated , coat in the begin-
ling but a vary few dollars and the
louse Is of simple inexpensive doslin.
What n change wo would have in our
Nebraska landscape If every farm
house formed part of a picture similar
: o this , and not only a change in the
andscnpe , but oven In the pcopla , an
t is Impossible for individuals to
come In contact with the beautiful
without being benefited by the same.
Many farmers realize that some
thing ought to be done in the way of
ornamenting tholr places , ana yet they
do not know exactly what to do For
that reason a few rules on what to ac
complish may well bo glvon.
As trees form part of the permanent
effect of the place , bo careful to plant
them In tliclr pi oner locations and
with oaro. In using trees , first pro
vide for a wlndbieak by planting evergreen -
green tress , such as the Austrian or
Scotch pine , as an evergreen given
the needed winter protection. Also
use a few trees near the house for
sliado and a few to the rear In order
to give the proper background or "set-
tine" to the houso. After th tree *
are located , wo aio ready for planting
the shrubs. Place a few of the sumo
nnxt to the house in order to break
the architectural effect of the house
and also a few to the sides , as shown
In the accompanying view. When
making plantings of the place remem
ber thorc is nothing finer than a good
lawn. For that reason keep the same
open by locating the plants more to
the sides and at all times preserve a
good view to and from the house.
Contrast the first view with the
second. Which typo of place would
you choose to make your home ? It is
true there is a seemingly great differ
ence between them and yet If a dozen
trees and twice as many shrubs were
properly planted on any place similar
to the second one shown It would make
an effect comparable to the first.
NEW STATE RECORD
FOR MILK AND BUTTER
ROXANNA PARTHENA SETS HIGH MARK
FOR NEBRASKA DAIRY COWS
( By A. L. HAEOKEK , Nebraska State Farm )
For several years there bos boon
& rivalry among the dairy stocK
breeders of Nebraska to possess the
cow holding the highest record for
milk and butter produced In one year.
The Dairy Department of the Uni
versity of Nebraska has a Holstoln-
JPrioslan covr , named Roxanna Par-
thena , who has completed a splendid
record. On the second day of March
he completed a yearly record of 21-
647.S pounds of milk and 8S1.88 pounds
years and has given a calf each year ,
alone with a splendid production of
milk and butter.
We can learn from such a record as
this the possibility of dairy cows
when e'ven ' good feed and car * . The
milk from this cow hoe been sold In
the city market at 10 cents per Quart ,
and as she produced about 10,000
quarts , she has made for the depart
ment $1,000. She produced a heifer
calf during the year that , of course , Is
of butter. This defeats the state rec
ord over 2,000 pounds of milk and
nearly fifty pounds of butter. This
record certainly deserves more credit
whou we consider that It was made by
a twelve-year-old cow that has served
well and long as a great breeder. Rex
anna has been in the nerd for nine
The fact that a cow is of a pure breed
Is no assurance that tbo will bo a
good producer. Tb'cro are many
"scrub" pure breds. The only safe
rule is that of the scales and tester ,
which show actual results.
"Men must be more interested In
dairying in the future , " says Professor
0. H. Ecklos , "whether they want to
or not It will be the result of eco
nomic laws , from which there is no
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ads that are worth answering for one
of them , some day , will help make
your fortune !
Try a Naws Want-AcL
of great value. It cost leas than $101
to feed this cow and her care couli
be figured at about $30. It IB safe t
say that Roxnnna this year has earne <
for the Institution close to $1,200 , oni
this would give a low value to he
A dairy cow , to be profitable , mua
produce well for ten or eleven month
la the year. Farmers are often mlf
led by the full pall of rnllk a cow ma
give for the first month or two , socr
dropping down to almost nothing.
The manure from a cow for a year 1
worth , on the average , about $30. Thi
In tlgurcd in terms of the actual cor
of commercial fertilizer. How man
farmers realize the value of the mai
nro pile ?
Hartford Heads National Commltte
Charles E. Hartford has been a
pointed chairman of the Insurant
committee of the National Firemen
association. Mr. Hartford received tl
appointment from Hugo R. Dolfs , pre
Ident of the iiHuoclatlon. Filday. The
olllco wan formerly hold by .lohn M
Sherwood of Neosho , Mo. Mr. Hart
foul has been a member of the Inmir
anco committee for ome time , t'hulr
man Hartford will attend the meeting
of the N. \ < \ A. at St. l.oul * next September
temberhen ho makes his annual
Low Round Trip Fnrcn.
Atlantic City. New York , lloMon and
other Eastern Summer ItesorU dally
.lune to September InelUfdvo. Favor
able stop o\or ptlvllogoH and liberal
limits For partleularM apply to Tick
et agents. The Noilh Western Lino.
Youno Man Ends Llfo UX
1'age. Neb. May 20.--Special to Thu
News .lohn Ittedehoeft , about II !
years old. hung himself In a barn
about six mllea noith of I'age yester
day afternoon , lie \vnn the hired man
of Adolph .lullus and was apparently
rational heietofore , although addlrted
to the use of liquor. Ills parents live-
about eight miles noithwest of Plain
view There Is said to be a strain of
insanity In the family , two mombi-is
of It now being In the hospital for the
Insane at Norfolk. John was a pleas
ant fellow to meet and a hard woiUlnu
man The family moved here ti < > m
Plain xlo\\ se\oial years ago.
The senior class Is planning u pit in ,
for Tuesday of next week. They ex
poet in go to grounds u mlle east of
This afternoon occurred the Aiwi
lean history examinations for the so
nlor class. The state questions will In
Last inonlng occutrod the nnnnvi
junior-senior banquet. The two clash's-
with teachers and superintendent
gatheied nt the home of Guy l'ail-b
the president of the junior class. Tin
rooms wen' boimllfiillv decorated n
pink and green , the junior clans colors
and masses of white ( lowers. At 0 'M >
the \oung people repaliod to the par
tors of the Congregational chinch.
\\lieie the banquet wia : served. Thu
deeouUions here wore in purple and
white , the senior' class colors. The
tables were arranged in form of a V
The candelabra had purple shad'
Hour de Us and white narcissus won
arranged artistically to help out the
color scheme , and the place catdB
wore also in puiplo and white. The
banquet was In four courses and was
most daintily served by ladles of the
Congregational church. Guy Parish
was toastmaster , and well did ho per
form the role. Following Is the pro
gram of toasts : "The Biggest Yet , "
Karl SchurtK , " 12 ; " A Parting Shot
TIs the last time that I shall e'er
address ye , but ye'll soon llnd some
new torment or bless ye , " Harry Ster
ner. ' 11 ; " 'Twas Ever Thus , " Miss
McVeigh ; "Subjunctives , " Gwendolyn
Hughes ; "The Parting of the Ways , "
Martha Winter ; "Norfolk High , " Mr.
Hunter. The company then returned
to the Parish home , where they were
soon guessing silhouettes of the ju
niors. They then enjoyed another con
test In which the letters of the alpha
bet formed the answers. The merri
ment reached Its belght , however , in
the presentation of "Scenes From the
Life of a Senior , " in which the various
jokes on seniors which had been
stored In the memories of the juniors
were cleverly represented by the latter
class. After the music the goodbyes
were said , all declaring the juniors
and the Parishes most excellent hosts.
TO KILL DANDELIONS.
The smiling , golden faced dandelion
may be a good subject for a poet's
paean or for the rhapsodical mummer-
Ing of big city editorial writers , but in
Norfolk this spring the dandelion has
cast aside his one-time modesty and is
taking on too many airs. Lawns all
over town are fairly overrun with this
harbinger of summer and housewives
who distractedly exhort fathers and
small sons to root out the pest may
llnd solace In this dandelion antidote
that Is taken from Suburban Life :
"Dandelion infested lawns can bo
cleared of this noxious weed by about
three applications of a solution of copperas -
peras ( Iron sulphate ) . Copperas can
be bought at almost any drug store
for a few cents a pound. One and one-
fourth pounds of the copperas are put
In a gallon of water , and when thor
oughly dissolved the solution Is spray
ed upon the leaves. A common sprink
ling can is of no use in applying ; force
of some sort must be used , such as
that provided by a bucket pump , spray
ing pump or even a hand atomizer ,
where only small areas are Infected.
Every portion of the dandelion leaf
must bo covered.
"A second application must bo made
in two or three weeks ; with a third
and possibly a fourth , late In the sum
mer , If any of the dandelions start to
row. The solution of copperas will
blacken the grass for a short time , hut
It soon recovers , and after a watering
and mowing will appear darker green
than before. Do not allow the solution
to get on the cement or stone walks , as
It produces a permanent yellow stain. "
LIGHT FINGERED TRAMPS.
Police Confiscate Some of the Beer
Hoboes Are Enjoying.
Stealing a blanket from one man
and selling It to a relative is the
charge against one of the many tramps
who have made their appearance In
the city again. Friday afternoon one
of the tramps confiscated a blanket
from a wagon of Fred Sporn and a few
moments later endeavored to sell it tea
a relative who recognized the blanket
and held the tramp for the police. An
other tramp stole a lap robe and concealed -
coaled It under some paper at the rear
of The News plant , where a farmer
Chief of Police Marquardt came
upon two of the hoboes enjoying some
of the amber colored liquor and with
the assistance of night Patrolman
O'Drlcn arrested them both. The beer
was confiscated after ono of the
10 tramps pleaded that he bo allowed to
s. drink It up.
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