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(5 ( TIIK NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , JULY 81,1003.
Grading About Flnisncd and
Three of the Tracks Laid.
DUILD1NO THE COAL CHUTES.
Five of the Thirteen Bridges Needed
sire now Completed Masons arc
| Working on the Cinder Pit nnd
' [ From Biiturdnv's Dully. ]
There IH acllvlly In Ilio now rail
road yards of tlio Northwestern lit
Bouth Norfolk , tlio preliminary work
JH approaching completion " " 'I ' Ilio
inunilow south of tlio tracks IH rapidly
Iwlng triuiHfonui'tl Into u network of
ties nnd rnllH for tlio handling of tlio
Increasing trnlllc of ( ho road ill thin
Tlio work of erecting tlio now coal
ulinton IH well advanced and HOOII Ilio
onglnomon will luivo nt tholr coin
jnanil tlio most inoilorii niollioil of
Jllllng tlio engine tenders with coal
nnd ono that IH expected to provo
tlmo saving and convcnlont.
The masons are at work on tlio
clmlor pit and tlio foundation In con
nection , and those likewise will HOOII
Lo In possession of tlio trnlninon and
jattglno tenders for UHO.
Three of tlio Hlilo tracks , tlio longest
of which stretches out for u inllo. nro
now omnnlotod and llvo of tlio thirteen
bridges that will ho roriulrud In the
now yards have hoon coinplotod and
work on the others ! advanced sntlsfne-
Tito Krndlng of the yards IH nonrly
flnlHliod nnd the men who have boon
handling and shaping up the dirt will
nhortly give way to the coiiHtniotlon
Bang Unit follows.
Thoao who have visited the yards
and noted tlio magnitude of the work
that bus hoon iindortakon are begin
ning to realize what the InvoHtinont of
tlio Northwestern company will moan
to Norfolk , and express gratification
for what the coninany IH doing to
ward the advaiicomont and develop
ment of the city. It will ho entitled
to n largo part of the credit for bring
ing iihont the now urn of improvement
that has dawned here and the loc.il
ofllcialH of the road and othora win
wore instrumental in securing the
interest of the company In the Im
provement are receiving merited
I\llaa \ Louise Whlpps wont to Lin
Miss Norn Lcttow of Lincoln is in
the city to vlalt friends.
Fred Pllgor and ( laughters returned
to their homo In Wayne yesterday.
Miss Stella Lulknrt Is In Tlldon
today to visit with her. hrothor , 13. 11.
) . < uikart.
Miss Harriet Allhory IH the guest
of Mr. and Mrs.V. . It. Golden of
Mrs. 1 * A. White of Dover. N. .1. ,
is visiting hlH niece , Mrs. W. H.
Cicwrgo Williams departed thin
morning on H buslnos trip to Sleepy
Kye , Minn.
The Hoston Hloomor girls nro again
In Nebraska and nro finding a numhor
Df ei.igotneiits ; : to play hall.
Mr. and Airs. G. F. Durland nnd
children of IMainvlew , spent the
week with Norfolk friends.
Memorial services for the Into Pope
l.co will ho hold nt Sacred Heart
church Monday morning at 9:30. :
Material is helng placed on the
ground for a now cement walk in
front of W. G. Heritor's place of busi
Miss Hnttlo Chapman of Madison ,
\ \ t has been tlio guest of Miss
lUni'w Pilgor , returned to her homo
11. . - .iionilng.
Mri. Henry Plngcmnn of Pllgor who
If ho > n the guest of Mrs. Werner of
Smit'.i Fifth street , returned to her
1i > - - . j this morning.
1"auk Pilgor nnd wife nnd Mrs.
St .vely of Pierce , who were tourna
ment guests in Norfolk , returned to
their homo yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Fields , who
we v guests of Mr. nnd Mrs. H. J.
< " > iuilcld ; during the tournament , rot -
tad to their home In Ponca yes-
t < \y.
.r. and Mrs. J. B. White nnd son of
C * ago nro guests of Mr. and Mrs.
V R. Hoffman. Mr. White Is western
n' laser of the Glenn Falls Insurance
c . : my.
. * ; > nzo Van Horn of Omaha nnd
Mmd : Mrs. Chas. Pierce of Wino-
t'1-.i- attended a family reunion In this
city during the week at the homo of
; U.aL7 lather , A. C. Van Horn.
' V a meeting of the convention of
-.jlssionary jurisdiction of Sallnn ,
Kan is , recently , Rev. , Wm. R. Me-
Kira , nrmerly of this city was elected
'a..Yp. ' the Cathedral chapter.
. .lr. and Mrs. August Kleo of
Poua who are guests at the Verges
Dior o. corner of Tenth street and
JPro- i "ct avenue during the tourna-
ji ai , . ' 'turned to their homo yester
The h"s of the W. C. T. U. are
planning hold a Dernorest medal
conto-t i uring the first week In
Autint ; b'x young ladles will take
part. T - Mme and place will ho anne
no meed ' . tar.
J. P. P'Kty , general agent and ox-
ax'nla'T K < : e rural mall routes , was
in V. M'lcw Clrovo last week looking
.over . , south to Eraerlck that
Jiad ' ' tltloned for. Ninety of
'iho t j- . -00.11 to places receiving
bo\on nnd the route will probably bo
.Indue .1. M Hitmen was In Kearney
ditrltiK the week on political biiHlnoHH
nnd returned yesterday. The Judge
thlnkH there IH no ehnnco for de
feating lil nomliintloii In the MI-
preme court thlH full , nnd Ills friends
are equally confident.
F. S. I'erduo , principal of the
Tlldon HcltoolH , IH In the city today.
Ho announced that ho will bo n can-
tlldnto hnforo the ropub'-'nii county
convention for the ollllco of suporln-
tondent of Hcliools. Ho him lived In
the county since 1895. during all of
which tlnio ho IIIIH been engaged In
Mrs. Carl AHIIIUH and Mrs. L.
Koenlgstoln wont to Omaha at noon
today in response to a moHHago stat
ing that Mr. AHIIUIH wnntod to see
them. The moHHiige did not say
wliothor Mr. AHIIIUH , who Is in an
Onmhn hospital , wan worse or not ,
but simply that ho wanted to HOO
members of his family.
Miss Nolllo Williams , who 1ms
been visiting her father for tlio past
few weekH , left this morning for
Rongls. Wyo. . for a brief visit with
her Hlstor. The Inttor part of August
MisH Williams will tour the National
park In company with a party of
friends nnd from there will return to
Lima. Mont. , to resume her school
It Is said that the Third ward IIOHO
cart IH missing from the engine house
and that It or ono oxnctly like it has
mniin itu MiinimrumMi in the back yard
of U. H. Reynolds In the Heights. If
it proves that this Is merely a dupli
cate cart In charge of another com
pany of Uro fighters the Third ward
people will certainly have no cnuso to
four damage by the llamos In the
MATTER WILL BE DROPPED ,
C. W. Mlhllls Is Up and About Again
and a Peaceful Settlement
[ From WediieHilny'H Dully. ]
C1. W. Mlhllls , the cab driver who
was hurt Friday night , Is up and
about again , feeling as well as over.
The knee will give no serious trouble ,
whatever , as bad boon feared. Mr.
Mlliills regrets the affair very much ,
us do friends of both him and the
policeman. The matter will he
dropped and It Is probable that no
warrants will bo sworn out by
either party. Pllgor does not drop
the warrant through nny feeling that
ho was unjustified In his action. He
does it at ndvlco of otht-ut. because
they think there hns boon punishment
c-iii \ \ KTho \ \ nlgnt wnlcli. howovcr ,
t'tlfU'i ' that U Istill an oUlcoi'H
right to ko- " , ) th'j street i aulol Mid
to maintain respect for the force.
He thinks the conduct was justified
under the circumstances and only re
grets that ho could not pick out and
arrest the man whom ho originally
\VOIll Itlll'l , 1MH1IK.1 UIU IHlll.
"Thoro is no use talking , said Chief
of Police Kane , In speaking of the
nffalr"tho streets of Norfolk at night ,
during the past few years , have become -
come disorderly. After midnight men
seem to have no respect for nil of
ficer at all and many a time I have
boat up tellows worse than Pilgor
did. Pllgor Is a good man nnd nt-
tends strictly to his own business. "
RUNNERS WELCOMED HOME ,
Fremont Turns Out and Gives the
Heroes of That Department a
[ From Snturtlny's Dally. ]
When the Fremont running team
and the delegates to the firemen's
tournament returned to thnt city yes
terday morning they found that the
citizens had prepared a demonstra
tion to welcome them homo which
was none the less cordial because
they failed to return with the hose
team championship holt.
Dan Allen's drum corps Informed
them that there was something doing
before the train arrived at the depot ,
and when the train stopped it found
that carriages and the department ap
pliances were waiting to escort them
around a line of march and thence to
the engine house. Mayor Wolz , Presi
dent Leo of the council , Chief Mor-
tlson of the department nnd Ross L.
Hammond , editor of the Tribune , wore
the dignitaries In the carriages.
At the engine house Mr. Hammond
made a brief address , consoling the
boys on their misfortune In not gainIng -
Ing the belt and wishing them hotter
luck the next time. The boys ap
preciated the reception given very
To whom it may concern and particu
larly to Oriu J. Showea.
Be it known , that L. E. Durlaud hav
ing on the 4th day of November , 1901 ,
purchased at public sale nt the treas
urer's ofilee in Madison county , state of
Nebraska , of the then treasurer of said
county , for the delinquent taxes of 1900 ,
the following described property , taxed
for said year in the name of J. Showos ,
to-wit. North east quarter lot 5 ,
Paso walk a addition to the city of Nor
folk in Madison county , Nebraska , the
said purchase being evidenced by cer
tificate of tax sale No. 500 and the
taxes on said land for the years 1901 and
1902 having been paid by the under
signed on said certificate.
Therefore notice is hereby given as
required by law , that the time of the
redemption of Bald real estate for said
tax sale will expire on the 5th day of
November , 1903 , and that immediately
thereafter , the said L E. Dnrland will
apply to the treasurer of said cocmty for
a deed to the above described property.
Dated this first day of July , 1903.
L. E. DUKLAKD ,
Owner of certificate.
By Mnpes & Hazen , her attorney.
Members of Christ Lutheran
Church Met Yesterday.
THERE WERE 1,500 PRESENT.
Raised Nearly $200 In Colectlons for
the Mission Fields Choirs Were
Present From Stanton and St.
Paul's Lutheran ,
[ From Monday's Dally. ]
A highly successful mlHslonfcst , in
which over 1,500 persons participated ,
WIIH held In Pasownlk's grove , corner
Pnsownlk avenue and Fifth soreot ,
yoHterday by members of the Christ
Lutheran church of Norfolk. Every
feature of the day tended toward
condltloiiH Ideal In every way for the
A sermon In the morning was
preached by Hov. Mr. .lahnn , of
Uii'/llo Mills , and another In the after
noon was delivered by Rev. Mr. Murs ?
of Plalnvlew. After the preaching a
collection was taken for the mission
fields , which amounted to $151. Stands
where refreshments were sold netted
some $10 additional , which will go
toward this ond.
A choir was present from Stanton ,
another from St. Paul's Lutheran
church and the ono of Christ Luth
eran , all of which rendered several
highly delightful selections.
The park had been put In readiness
on the day before , and the visitors
wore nicely accomodntod. Many
were present from outlsldo.
There will bo n regular mooting of
the Royal Highlanders this evening.
J. M. Meyers of Randolph was In
tlio city Saturday visiting with
M. D. Tyler returned yesterday
from his visit at Ills old homo in
Miss Kato Stafford mid Miss Edna
Stafford spent Sunday with tholr
parents in Scrlbnor.
Mrs. II. E. Warrlck returned last
night from n pleasant visit in Omaha
with her daughter , Mrs. Joseph Shoe
Mr. and Mrs. John Mulleaguo , of
Parker , S. D. , are In the city pros
pecting. They may make Norfolk
Prof. II. 13. Ryder has returned to
his homo In Sioux City , after \vlslt
during the tournament at the homo
of II. G. Hruoggfemnnn.
Mrs. F. J. Young of Pllgcr , who had
been visiting with her pnrtonts , Mr.
and Mrs. H. A. Vnll , for the past
week , returned to her homo yester
Miss Carrie Roskcr of West Point ,
who hns boon visiting at the homo
of II. 0. Britcggomnnn during the
tournament , loft for her homo ycstor-
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sheenn will
remove to Chadron in a few days.
Mr. Sheean is an engineer on the
Northwestern and Chadron will bo
more handy to his duties.
II. W. Winter tills morning was
settled with for an accident which
hroko his arm some time ago. Ho
carried insurance in the Fidelity &
Casuality company , of which W. II.
Wldaman is agent here.
Two now stone cutters have been
sot at work upon the federal building
to assist in getting the walls of the
structure faster heavenward. Things
are moving steadily and smoothly on
Norfolk's now postolllco just at
A. M. Thomas , who has been custo
dian of the state property on the hill
since the destruction of the hospital
for the insane by fire , left today with
his family for the state of Washing
ton , where they will make their homo
in the future.
Rev. W. J. Turner , who returned
last week from the Denver conven
tion of Christian Endcavorers , states
that the assembly was n grand suc
cess and that ho loft the Norfolk people
ple who are in Colorado , enjoying
their outing very much , Indeed.
II. L. Rembo lias hoard from his
son , Harry , who lies In an Omaha
hospital with an Injured knco. The
patient now has much weight upon
his limb , to draw It out. Ho suffers
much pain but thinks there is no
need for worry lest the limb bo lost.
C. S. Hayes returned from his visit
to Vermont and other eastern states
Saturday. Mrs. Hayes and her
mother will visit In Iowa two or throe
weeks before returning. Mr. Hayes
states that the crops are poor In the
part of the east ho visited owing tea
a lack of rain earlier In the season.
They have since had rains that start
ed things to growing , but they will
bo late in maturing.
This week In Norfolk , following
the strenuous llfo of the firemen's
tournament , Is like "the cold , grey
dawn of the morning after , which Is
no time for mirth and laughter , " ac
cording to the Sultan of Sulu. The
streets are pretty nearly dead ones ,
there Is just barely activity among
Individuals and the whole town
seems to be just getting over the
An improvement In a mchanical
way , which will Interest people who
have to do with vehicles of any sort
ana who have , as a result , wagon
tires to reset , has just been installed
jn Norfolk at the wagon shop of
August Pasewalk. This Is. a Hen
derson tire setting machine , which
does the work a bit differently than
anything else. It sets tires cold , docs
It in a short time , keeps the dish of
wheels just right and does the work '
perfectly Prosmiro Is the means.
HOSPE PIANO CONTEST ,
There Are But a Few Days Left In
Which to Make a Showing The
Vote Is Closed Saturday.
[ Prom Tiicuday'H Dally. ]
The llospo piano voting contest In
augurated by the merchants of Nor
folk as an Inducement to trade , Is
Hearing a finish and the last vote will
bo counted next Saturday afternoon ,
the vote being closed at I o'clock In
the nfternoon. The fight bus been
very spirited , nnd it Is nntlclpnted
Hint the lenders nro prepared for n
grand showing between now and the
While many of the contestants nro
way up In the thousands and no
doubt have largo resources back of
them , there are many tickets out ,
enough , In fact to change the result
anticipated and if there is a system
atic hustle for them it would not bo
surprising if n contestant way down
In the list , or oven ono who has not
yet been mentioned , would stop In
and carry off the prize :
The vote that was counted yester
day revealed the following results up
to that time :
Queen City Hotel 01,925
F. O. Eagles 55,191
Gertrude Austin 30,321
May Johnson 26,910
Constance Hoinhardt 5,519
HoHslo Wldnman 1,054
Railway Hall 333
St. Paul Lutheran church . . . . 254
A. O. U. W 113
Minnie Parr 91
Chns. Drandes 40
Second Congregational church. 33
M. W. A 32
Norfolk German Choir 20
Knights of Pythias lodge 2G
Eastern Star 22
Dick Washington 13
M. B. church 0
EPIDEMIC OF SUMMER GOLDS ,
Many People are Suffering With the
Disagreeable Illness This
[ From Wednesday's Dally. ]
An epidemic of severe summer
colds is just now prevalent in Nor
folk which Is worse than any for many
years past , according to local physi
cians. They are the type that make
people feel miserable and good for
nothing , and not a few of the patients
suffering from the impudent little
disease have taken to their beds. The
people suffering arc not exactly good
humored. With their eyes sunk far
back into their heads , their voices
way off the proper key and their
muscls weak and ill , the men with
summer colds are good people to stay
away from nnd good ones too , to talk
with without mentioning the weather.
"Somo consolation , " growled one
who had iust been asked , don't you
know nny bettor than to take cold in
the sumnioh life ? "and that is that
hay fever will ho along In a week erse
so to get other people. "
LIGHTNING STRIKES TROGADERO ,
A Bolt Lit During the Afternoon
Storm and Tore Down a
[ From Wednesday's Dally. ]
In the storm of yesterday nttornoon ,
when the lightning shot about so in
discriminately , one bolt lit upon the
Schorrcgge building , occupied by the
Trocadero , and tore down a good
portion of tlio fire wall. No ono was
Injured by the jolt and no blaze was
started. Bricks from the fire wall
rattled down in a pretty lively way ,
however , for a time after the accident.
The loss has not been estimated de
TRAIN RAN DOWN CATTLE ,
A Herd of Animals Was Jammed Into
by a Passenger Train
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
A herd of cattle was run down by
the incoming passenger train from
Sioux City , over the M. & O. line , last
night at 7:30. : They were just cross
ing the track at First street , north
east , when the Iron monster jammed
into the animals and scattered them
right and left. Ono beast was badly
cut about the hip and another had Its
roar leg broken , so that shooting was
SOCIALLY SPEAKING ,
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
. Party of Young Set.
Miss Lucllo Hoagland pleasantly
entertained a company of twenty
boys nnd girls last evening at the
homo of her parents , in honor of her
guest , Miss Katrine Wltzlgman.
Six O'clock Dinner.
Mr. nnd Mrs. D. Mathowson de
lightfully entertained n few friends
at C o'clock dinner last evening , In
the now homo at the corner of
Koenlgsteln avenue and Eleventh
Strayed from my place six miles
south and two west of Randolph , ono
black mare pony , with bailer and
long rope attached. Was branded ;
weight 700 pounds or bettor. Was
traced to bridge north of Norfolk July
23. Notify Charles Wators.Randolph ,
Ncl ) . , If any trace of the animal Is
On Certain Conditions Son-
WILL MEET DWYER IN NORFOLK.
Local Sports Will Back Sonnenochein
for the Throwing Norfolk Man
Wants Either Thirty Days or Ten
Day Handicap at It.
[ From Tuesday's Dally. ]
On certain conditions , which do
not conlllct at all with the proposed
plan , H. T. Sonnenscholn , of this city ,
accepts the challenge of Frank
Dwyer , for a calch-as-catch-can wrest
ling match to bo pulled off In Norfolk.
The conditions are these : The match
to bo pulled off at the end of thirty
days and all conditions to bo ns pub
lished In yesterday's challenge ; or
the match to be pulled off at the
end of ten days and to bo finished
within 1 hour and 30 minutes , actual
wrestling tlmo. The match to bo
catch-as-catch-can , host two falls out
of three and the ptirso to bo from
$100 to $250 on a side. This state
ment was given by Sonnenscholn to
The News to bo published , this morn-
Tlio reason for accepting the chal
lenge upon these conditions is that
while Dwyer Is in training , Sonnon-
scheln is not and ho wants either
thirty days training to meet oven , or
will work with but ten and meet with
the slight handicap , which will simply
Dwyer Is champion of South
Dakota and Nortli Dakota. Ho came
to Norfolk expressly to meet Gotch.
Ho has been in matches which run
into tlio hundreds and was never
thrown but once , that time by the
world's champion , Jenkins , In 2 hours
and 40 minutes , actual wrestling timo.
He sent the notorious Terrible Turk
to the mat within six minutes.
Soiuienschoin has boon In the busi
ness , himself , and Is no slouch. He
went to the coast last year and did
things. Just now ho Is out of train
ing. If his terms are accepted , a
good match will no doubt result.
Local sports will back him for the
On last Saturday night Sonnen-
schcln and Dwyer each matched Gotch
and went down for two falls apiece
in 32 minutes. The limit was an
hour. Sonncnscheln stayed for about
12 and Dwyer for about 20 , nil told.
Company L Will Help it Along.
The athletically inclined members
of Company L state that If the match
is a go they will begin immediately tote
to prepare Armory hall for the event.
Mats will bo placed especially for the
John Kuhl is in Norfolk to visit
Miss Anna Hermann will leave
shortly for a visit In Denver.
A local club of base ball enthusiasts
will go to Battle Crock next Sunday
for a game.
W. T. McFarlnm' , clerk of the dis-
tiiot court of Stanton couiuy , was in
No tolk todn : ;
James Nichols of the county seat
was over this morning attending to
F. J. Hale of Battle Creek was in
iho iM v toOav meeting ft lends and
looking after business.
Frank McNealy returned homo yes
terday from Wyoming where ho has
been for several months.
Miss Kate Stafford is visiting Nor
folk friends. She has just returned
from a trip into Michigan.
Mrs. II. E. Viele , who has been vis
iting her son , A. H. 'Vlelo , loft yes
terday for her homo In DCS Molnes.
Mrs. Ingllls , who has just been
west to the coast for a pleasant visit ,
is homo again and has rosumo.l her
duties in Beelor Bros. ' store.
A. . ) . Dunle/y , the now owner of
the Auditorluax , wis in tin city this
morning from Tllden on route to
Siou\ City nnd other points In Iowa.
Miss Mattlo Davenport has gene to
Minneapolis for a visit with Miss
Ruth Olnoy , who has just returned
home- from a visit with Norfolk
Miss Minnie Strlmmol , who has
boon a guest at the homo of her
uncle , G. A. Lulkart , for the past
three weeks , left on the early train
this morning for her homo In Rush-
vlllo , 111.
W. H. Bucholz , who wont to Balti
more as delegate from the Norfolk
lodge of Elks , accompanied Dr. A.
Bear to Richmond after the conven
tion. From there ho went to Now
York and Is expected homo the latter
part of the week.
Misses Millie Bridge and Lois Gib
son entertained a company of young
people at thQ homo of the latter ,
Koonlgsteln avenue nnd Twelfth
street , last evening. It was Lois Gib-
pan's birthday and the young people
had a Jolly tlmo by reason of the fact.
Norfolk appears to have no show
of entertaining or being entertained
by a show this season , but It Is hot
ter than a circus to watch the Im
provements that are now under way ,
and anyhow the remembrances of the
tournament will servo to carry many
of the people through for Homo tlmo
HORSES PROUDER THAN MEN.
It Is a Low Standard That Drops People
ple Like the Wild Girl.
Some horses In this world have
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
more pride and more genuine self re
spect than certain types of humanity. \
As a result Homo horses are bettor
treated by the world In general and
by tholr keepers In particular than a
portion of mankind. In striking con
trast , for Instance , Is the care and
attention given by their grooms to a
dozen blooded animals In n North
Second street stable , to that which
was given during the show last week
to the creature of feminine proclivi
ties who lot herself bo displayed with
uisics in nor mouui ana caned tnc
Australian Wild Girl , " for a paltry
mercenary consideration. For a sum
of silver this woman , who was hardly
that at all , sold herself to he thrown
into a virtual swine pen where she
rooted the earth In a beastly way ;
threw her form against the ground
with studied ferocity and growled and
snarled in a manner that would have
been not unbecoming to a living
pork. For a living and a living
which must bring a blush to a com
monwealth in which it exists this
human animal goes about from place
to place , falls in a heap of llesh upon
n bit of straw within the tout a'nd
there lies , tied by a chain to a stake ,
for hours and hours at a time , using
her mind for nothing more than the
constant snarling and not even at-
trading men who are for the racy
side of life.
It is difficult to understand just
how a person who does have a mind
and senses , can drop tosuch stand
ards , but the fact that they do shows
clearly enough thnt indivudals can be
pretty much what they set their
thoughts to and that after all their
mode of getting on will be regulated
by the typo of thinking that they do.
It Is pretty hard to keep down the
man who has ambition and a faculty
to justify it ; and it is equally hard
to lift up from a low level the person
who hasn't the personal prldo nnd
self esteem to keep up alone.
For Sale Twelve thoroughbred , but
not registered , boar pigs , $ S per head ,
at my place 2 miles west of Norfolk.
REFORESTING THE SAND HILLS ,
Work is Progressing Satisfactorily
Under Government Supervision and
Tree Seedlings are Healthy.
[ From Wednesday's Dally. ]
Every Nebraska ! ! is interested in
the progress being made in reforest
ing the sand hills of western Ne
braska and the following dispatch
from Valentine under date of the
27th , gives the latest :
Prof. R. A. Emmerson of the chair
of horticulture In the state uni
versity , nnd Charles A.Scott , agent of
the bureau of forestry in charge of
the Nebraska reserves , have just arrived -
rived from an overland trip from the
Dismal river reserve. At Halsey , Pro
fessor Emmerson spent a day looking
over the government nurseries. The
one-aero seed bed containing 1,000-
000 seedling pine trees , is an in
teresting sight. The little pine trees
are in a healthy condition , and they
are making a splendid growth.
The jack pine trees that were
planted In the sand hills last spring
are making such a good thrifty
growtli that there is no question con
cerning the success of growing trees
in the sand hills.
The gentlemen stopped over night
in camp on the Niobrara reserve. E.
J. S. Moore , an agent of the bureau
of forostery , is In charge of a party
of six men who are surveying the reserve -
serve boundaries and making a
thorough study of the condition and
distribution of the trees they find
growing on the reserve.
The prospects for reforesting the
Niobrara reserve are very encourag
ing. The rivers , valleys and adjoining
hills have In recent years supported
a splendid growth ol timber , and the
marks of the sawmill are still visible
along the Snake river. Thoyoung pine ,
cedar , oak , ash and cottonwood trees
are making 'a splendid growth where
they have boon protected from fire
Plans for carrying on the work ou.
this reserve will ho decided upon ,
after the survey Is completed.
[ From Thursday's Dally. )
At a very pleasant afternoon com
pany yesterday , Mrs. H. C. Matrau ,
Mrs. W. II. H. Hagoy and Mrs. C. E.
Doughty were hostesses to a InrgU
number of ladles. The reception , aa
In the nrornlng , was hold at the , homo
of Mrs. Matrau and refreshments
wore served nt the homo of Mrs.
Doughty. In a guessing contest Mrs.
F. M SIsHon was the cleverest of all ,
and received a dainty prize.