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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , JUNE 23 , ion.
Coombs , Athletics1 Strong Arm Man
Connie Mack's Star Pitcher Now Rapidly Rounding Into
Form That He Displayed Last Season
Photo by American Press Association.
Daubert , Sensational First Sacker
Many National League Experts Think Brooklyn Star the
Greatest of All Caretakers of Bag No. 1
Photo by American Press Association.
Character Study of Johnny McGraw
Picture Gives an Excellent Idea of How Giants' Leader
Appears When Scheming How to Outwit His Opponents
Pboto by 'American Pr M Association.
Hans Wagner In Deep Thought
Pittsburgh Great Shortstop Now Batting , Fielding and
Running Bases as Well as He Ever Did
Photo by American Press Association.
Baker , Clever Third Baseman
Guardian of Last Station For Philadelphia Americans ,
One of the Best In Business
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The Gotch-Dworak wrestling match ,
to have been held In Nellgh last Fri
day , was given up owing to Gotch be
ing taken suddenly 111 Friday after
John Hertz arrived last week from
California and after a short visit with
relatives here will locate at Tllden.
Rev. Mr. Hinkle of the First Meth
odist church of Nellgh preached at the
Methodist church here Sunday even
J. P. Booth was a ouslness visitor
Mrs. Robert Lelth arrived last Sun
day from southern Minnesota and Mr.
and Mrs. Lelth expect soon to occupy
the house now occupied by W. N.
Gardener on Jenks street.
A large number of Oakdalo citizens
attended the race matinee at Nellgh
Misses Leila Admire and Mattie
Tavener and Charles Warwick were
among the Oakdale people returning
home Thursday evening from Lincoln.
Mrs. A. B. Dillon came down from
Alnsworth last Saturday and visited
until Wednesday with relatives and
Last week the city officials passed
an ordinance making the maximum
speed limit for automobiles ten miles
per hour and signs are now being
painted to that effect
Mrs. Charles Thompson of Randolph
who has been here visiting relatives ,
departed Tuesday for Clearwater am
Nellgh for a week's visit with friends
and relatives. She was accompanied
by her sister , Miss Edna Strlngfellow
Misses Inez Dunham and Jennie Me
Coy were Nellgh visitors Monday.
E. E. Galloway of Omaha visited Ir
Mrs. John Nelson of Tllden vlsitee
from Monday to Thursday at the home
of O. B. Manvllle.
Flag day was observed generally
throughout town by the displaying ol
Young Gptch was In town betweer
trains Wednesday evening from Ne
Howard A. Rowe of Omaha was hen
visiting relatives and looking aftei
property Interests Thursday morning
Henry Torpln. who has been quite
111 and under the care of a trainee !
nurse , Is reported to be on the road te
Wednesday the now printing press
was received by C. II. Frady for the
Sentinel. It Is a 1900-pound DIamone
power press , -with a capacity of 120f
copies per hour. Mr. Frady will con
nect a gasoline engine to furnlsl
SHE WOULDN'T ELOPE.
So a New York Young Woman's Lovei
Sends Bullet Through Her.
New York , Juno 1C. Because Mrs
Carmelia DeGruccla , 20 years old , re
fused to elope with him , John Omegt
walked into th roBtaurant where she
was today , pushed aside the Infant
she held nt her breast , shot her
through the heart rtud fled. He has
not yet been captured.
Revlvallit Prefer * to Make Convert *
Wlth'in Prison W ll .
r/iul / Graynor , thirty-seven years of
nge , who Is ne'rvlng n forty year term
in the Texas Htatc penitentiary for
murder , re-fused n pardon , declaring
that he can do more good In prison
than out of It and that he purposes
finishing the twenty-five remaining
years of his sentence.
Slxte-ch years ago Graynor quarreled
with a woman , whom he shot to death
At least fifteen > ncn who served In
the penitentiary with him and who
have since been released were convert
ed by the young convict and are now
leading upright lives. Ho taught ste
nography to six of them In prison , and
four holel responsible positions , two of
them being court stenographers in
"I regard conversation as n gift , " re
marked the studious woman.
"It usually Is , " replied Miss Cay
enne. "If people hnel to pay for It
there would be much less of It. "
Living Portrait of Mark Twain.
A singular story come's from n small
town in Pennsylvania. On April III.
1010. a cow was born on n farm near
Alburtls nt almost the Identical mo
ment whi'ii Murk Twain died at his
home In Connecticut. On her right
side , outlined In dark brown against a
snow white background , Is a profile
bust of that author. The > likeness ,
which was plain at the birth of the
calf , has grown more and more dis
tinct until It Is now Impossible to fall
to Identify the well known features.
Naturally the cow was named Mark
Twain. It is safe to say that the great
humorist would have appreciated this
Joke of nature at bis expense.
Washing Your Hands.
When you go to the washstand and
carefullj wash your hands with n gen
erous application of soup and hard
brush do not think for an instant that
your hands are clean. The tenacious
microbe refuses to be disturbed and
clings to the flesh throughout the
whole operation. There are some chem
ical compounds which will dislodge
the busy bacilli to n certain extent ,
but not entirely. According to the In
vestigations of a medical authority of
the Prussian army , the best results In
the direction of giving the hands a
sanitary cleaning are accomplished by
the use of alcohol. A bath of pure
alcohol will remove about 99 per cent
of thd gcrnis. Where it is dcsirexl to
clean the hands hyglenlcally it is rec
ommended that tbQfhands be not first
washed with water , for this will so
adulterate the alcohol that it cannot
accomplish Its work as effectively as
Engineers Feel Honored.
Locomotive Engineers Journal : It
Is a great pleasure to the railroad men
of Nebraska In general and the engi
neers in particular to note the appoint
ment by Gov. Aldrlch of Mr. Andrew
H. Vlele as member of the state nor
Brother Viele has been a member of
Div. 2CS , B. of L. E. , Norfolk , Neb. ,
since 1885 , running upon the C. & N.
W. Ry. He has been a member of the
Norfolk board of education for six
years and its president for four years.
He Is well qualified to assume the du
ties of the new office.
Chinese Plague Deaths.
Amoy , China , June 17. Eighty-
three deaths from the bubonic plague
and seven deaths from smallpox were
reported In this vicinity during the
two weeks ended yesterday.
Cleveland Wins Morris Cup.
Chicago , Juno 1C. The Country club
of Cleveland , O. , with a score of 19
down on par , unofficially , was an
nounced the winner of the seventy-
three teams entered In the Tom Mor
ris memorial trophy competition. The
official result of the match will not be
determined until records of all games
have been received and examined by
officers of the Western Golf associa
More than a score of the teams were
prevented from playing by the rain , a
downpour extending from the Great
Lakes to the Rocky mountains. Many-
clubs , on the other hand , disregarded
the storm and played the match
through in the rain. The rain is given
as the reason for the comparatively
high scores of many of the clubs.
The Omaha Field club was one ol
those whose participation was prevent
ed by rain. The Country- club and
Happy Hollow club , both of Omaha ,
returned cards of 77 and SO down on
par , respectively.
The Tom Morris trophy Is an annual
contest of eighteen holes against the
official par of the various courses , and
was open to nil clubs of the Western
Golf association and played by chosen
teams of eight amateur members on
June 1C , the anniversary of the birth
day of Tom Morris , who died at St.
Andrews , Scotland , in 1908. The tro
phy was given by Peter Dawson of
Glasgow , Scotland. The winning club
retains ownership of the trophy for
ono year. It must bo won by n team
for five consecutive years before it be
comes the property of the club.
Big Rain In General.
A rain amounting to 1.C3 Inches at
Norfolk , and worth hundreds of thous
ands of dollars to this territory , has
fallen upon northern Nebraska and
southern South Dakota.
The rnln began In Norfolk at 4:20 :
o'clock Friday afternoon and contin
ued until 10 at night. By C o'clock an
Inch and a half of water had fallen.
There was some hall , but no damage
is reported. Llghtnlnfe burned one
barn near Norfolk.
A heavy rnln had fallen over the
northern edge of the state and the
Rosebud country during Thursday
Small grain and pastures wcro bad
ly In need of the moisture.
Northwestern railroad headquarters
In Norfolk Saturday morning had re
ports of rains over Nebraska and
southern Dakota. The heaviest rain
was In the vicinity of Norfolk , this
deluge extending west to Nellgh and
north to Crelghton. Light rains wcro
reported between Nellgh and Long
Pine and a good rain on the north end
of the Colomo line , from Nlobrara
There was a good rain from Fremont
cast and as far west as Cedar Bluffs ,
on the Lincoln line. West of that , the
rain was lighter. There was a light
rain on the Hastings and Superior
lines. The Oakdale-Scrlbncr line had
the same heavy inin that fell In Nor
Tell of Rosebud Rain.
Trlpp county Is thoroughly water-
soaked , according to four Norfolk trav
eling men , who 'returned from that
part of South Dakota Friday.
"It was the biggest rain Trlpp coun
ty ever had , " Is the report brought by
C. H. Groesbeck who , with George II.
Spear. S. F. Ersklno and J. C. Lnrkln
saw the heavy rain In the Trlpp coun
try. It commenced raining at Carter
nt 4:30 : Thursday afternoon and nt.
Dallas at G:30 : Thursday evening. The
rain was very heavy and did not cease
until 3:30 : Friday morning.
At Winner a near-cloudburst filled
the cellars with water.
"Everyone Is jubilant In Trlpp coun
ty over this rain , " says Mr. Groesbeck.
"One farmer declares his land Is worth
$20 an acre more today than it Was a
week ago. "
Streams in that vicinity are swollen.
Very Heavy In Trlpp.
Dallas , S. D. , June 17. Special to
The News : Everybody In Dallas and
In Trlpp county Is happy today. Thurs
day night's rain soaked the grounei
Icr about two inches and the crops are
now in excellent shape. The rain was
accompanied with a little hail. At
Winner there was a near-cloudburst ,
but no damage has been reported ex-
rept tlint cellars were filled with wa
Whole Rosebud Soaked.
Bonesteel , S. D. , June 17.All of
the Rosebud country received a splen
did rain Thursday night. In western
Gregory and Tripp county It was ex
ceedingly heavy , accompanied by a
violent wind and n great deal of light
ning but no serious damage has been
reported from either.
The rain came none too soon as
small grain was beginning to suffer
from the long spell of hot , dry weath
Nellgh , Neb' : , June 17. Special to
The News : A million dollar rain yes
terday afternoon and night in this
vicinity is putting it at a low figure.
The continued hot weather during the
past week had a tendency to cause
the small grain and garden vegetation
to suffer greatly , but with the large
amount of moisture during the past
twelve hours will greatly revive these ,
and the pastures will also bo bene
The farmers in this Immediate vi
cinity report that corn was never
in better condition than at the present
Stanton Boosters in Mud.
Six Stanton Booster automobiles
\vero stuck in the mud between Pllger
and Wlsner Friday night , but finally
the cars were run into Pilger and left
for the night. The Stanton boosters
claim credit for the rain.
Reaches Almost to Ewlng.
Ewing , Neb June 17. Special to The
News : There was no rain at Ewlng.
The rain started a few miles east of
this point , and south.
Omaha , Neb. , June 17. A heavy rain
fell here last night and soaked the
Battle Creek , Neb. . June 17. Rain
fell hero yesterday but It was not as
heavy as that reported In other parts
of this vicinity.
Rains All Over Middle West.
Chicago , June 17. A downpour ex
tended from the Great Lakes to the
Rocky mountains yesterday afternoon
and last night.
Southwest Nebraska Soaked.
Lincoln , Juno 17. Southwest Ne
braska , which has had practically no
rain for two months , got a thorough
drenching last night. Reports from
as far west as Sidney on the Union
Pacific and McCook on the Burlington
tell of timely downpours , the precipita
tion ranging from two to four Inches ,
Near Indlanola , creeks are overrun
ning their banks. The rain belt ex
tends to the eastern line of the state.
Heavy rains also fell In north Nebras
ka. It Is estimated that two-thirds of
the state got a good wetting.
Rain Clear to Casper.
Drenching rains fell over practically
the entire territory from Casper , Wyo. ,
clear across Nebraska to Norfolk , ac
cording to J. B. Maylard , who has just
returned from a business trip to Cas
per. "We went through three rains , "
said Mr. Maylard , "and the whole ter
ritory was soaked. Heavy rains fell
over practically the entire territory
between Norfolk and Casper. "
VALUABLE RING STOLEN.
Columbus Man Follows Negroes Here
But Ring Is Not Found.
Followed from Columbus by a man
who believed they had stolen a val
uable ring from him , two negroes were
arrested here last night by Patrolman
O'Brien. The prisoners were searched
for the stolen ring , but the officers
could find nothing on them. The vic
tim of the theft declares the ring had
been given to him by his wlfo. Ho
had loft It In n pocket of his trousorn
which ho had hanging up In a closet.
The ring was gone when ho looked
for It , and ho suspected the two col
ored men , whom he had soon around
the house. Ho followed them hero on
the eaino train. The negroes were
OMAHA CADETS REBUKED.
Supt. Davidson Delivers Public Reprl-
mnnd at Graduation Exercises ,
Onmlin , .lime 17. A Bcathlng public
reprimand \vns lust night administered
to six high Bcliool cmletH , one of them
nu olllcor , for "rushing" the guarel
tout at Hnrlnn , In. , during tlio locont
regimental encampment ( hero and re
leasing the prisoners. The reprimand
was administered by Siipt. Davidson ,
and the six cadets were forced to ap
pear on the stage during the com
mencement exercises of the .school at
the Drandels theater.
All the cadets are sons of well
known Omaha parents. Therohuho
was made In public , following which It
was announced that In view of their
accepting the public reprimand two of
the cadetH , who were seniors , would
bo permitted to graduate with their
class of 202 others.
The cadet officer was also reduced
to the ranks. Supt. Davidson adminis
tered a scathing rebuke to the young
men , stating that their parents fully
Justified his action and that the boys
had made full apology for their action.
To Operate On Noted Prisoner.
Bartlett Richards , the Nebraska cattle -
tlo king serving a jail spntonco at
Hastings for violation of the federal
fencing laws , Is now , and has been for
three weeks past , at Rochester , Minn. ,
consulting the Mayo surgeons , and
during the coming week ho will sub
mit to a surgical operation. The News
learns this from a reliable source and
Is the first paper to print the story.
Mr. Richards Is In charge of Deputy
United States Marshal Sides of Da
kota City , Neb. , to whom the prisoner-
patient was turned over at Sioux City
by United States Marshal Warner.
An effort has been mode to keep the
matter a secret.
Deuel Barn Destroyed.
Lightning at 4 o'clock Friday after
noon struck and totally destroyed the
largo barn on the Prank Deuel farm ,
seven miles west and ono mile north
of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Deuel and
their sons had much dlfllculty In sav
ing the animals which wore housed In
the barn. All the harness and other
farm equipment was saved. Murh hay ,
however , was destroyed.
Mr. Deuel and his sons were coming
in from their work in the fitld as the
rain began falling and they saw the
lightning as It struck'life barn with a.
Mrs. Deuel was at wprk In the
house -when th'e'e'rasir ca'ino , "a'lta she
rushed into the open Immediately ,
working heroically with the remain
der of the family in rescuing the an
imals. The most difficult work , however -
over , was the saving of the sheds and
the residence , which were threatened
with destruction from the fire.
"Had it not been for the heavy rain
which followed , " says Mrs. Deuel , "we
would have been unable to save the
other buildings. "
Wlsner Gets Fierce Storm.
Wlsner , Neb. , June 17. Special to
The News : The worst electrical
storm ever known hero preceded last
night's rain. The residence of J. C.
McNlsh was struck by lightning and
badly damaged by fire and water. A
mile and a half of telephone poles are
lying across the road near here and
110 Bell phones were put out of com
mission across the river.
It began raining here nt G:25. : but at
Pllger , a few miles north , rain began
falling at 3 In the afternoon. Between
Pllger and Wlsner Is a solid sheet of
The fire at the McNlsh residence
was finally put out. Mr. McNlsh is in
Buffalo and Mrs. McNish left yester
day morning lor Lincoln. Lightning
also struck at the homo of Rev. Mr.
Slocum but did no damage.
Cooke Verdict Today.
Clnclnnal , O. , June 17. The fate of
Edgar S. Cooke , charged with embez
zling $24,000 from the Big Four rail
road , will be decided today by the jury
which for five days listened to the sen
sational testimony presented by the
Another St. Louis Fire.
St. Louis , June 17. A spectacular
fire , which firemen were called out to
battle with while the mercury was
97 , burned fiercely for four hours and
damaged the mill , warehouse and lum
ber yards of William G. Frey Manu
facturing company to an extent esti
mated at $300,000.
Notice to Redeem.
To whom It may concern , and more
particularly to L. H. Watson :
Notice Is hereby given that the un
dersigned , on November 17 , 1909 , pur
chased from the county treasurer of
Madison county , Nebraska , at public
sale , lot ten (10) ( ) , block twenty-three
(23) ( ) , of Hillside Terrace First addi
tion to the city of Norfolk , in Madison
county , Nebraska , for the delinquent
taxes for the year 1908 ; that said lot
was assessed for the years 190S , 1909
and 1910 in the name of L. H. Wat
son ; and thereupon a treasurer's cer
tificate of tax sale Number 373 w'ns
made and delivered to the undersign
ed , and the undersigned Is still the
owner and holder thereof. That the
undersigned has paid the taxes for the
years 1909 and 1910 subsequent to said
tax sale ; that the time to redeem from
said sale will expire on November IS ,
1911 , immetli > itifly Vifter which the
undersigned will apply for a tax deed
to said 'described lot , If redemption Is
Dated Juno 17 , 1911.
J , S. Mathewson ,
Owner of snld certificate.
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