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THE NORFOLK NEWS : PHI DAY , SEPTEMBER 7 , 1900 ,
U. 8. GOVERNMENT STARTS CRU
SADE FOR HEALTH.
IS AGAINST THE WHITE PLAGUE
Signs Warning People of the Danger
of Spitting In Public Places Have
Been Put Recently In Norfolk Fed
Tlmt the United States Government ,
ns well as municipalities , Is endeav
oring to check the spread of tubercu
losis ns well ns other dlseasen Is shown
by a recent order requiring that signs ,
warning the people of the danger of
expectorating on the floor , bo hung In
conspicuous places In government
In the Norfolk federal building , In
several prominent places , there hat
been recently hung the following sign :
: Pleuso Do Not Spit on the Floor. :
: To Do So :
: May Spread Disease.
There Is no demand to stop the prnc-
tlce , but a kind request , the govern
ment believing that an appeal to the
conscience of the general public
through kindness will bo more effec
tive and do more toward checking the
practice than an "ofllcial command. "
As a result of the government's ex
treme politeness In alllxlng the word
"please" to the notice there Is already
a noticeable decrease In the number
who have unintentionally used the
postolllce lobby for a place to expec
Try to Stop Disease.
During the past year the movement
to check the Increase of the "white
plague" has assumed gigantic proportions
tions , but not more so than the In
crease of the disease. Realizing the
deep Inroads the plague Is making Intc
the ranks of the American people , es
peclally those of the poorer classes
the government has started out to dc
Its share In preventing Its further
spread , and the first step In this dlrec
tlon , known of in Norfolk is the ne\v
sign warning the people of the dangei
caused by their expectorating on the
Although there is a city ordinance
which provides a fine of from ? 1 tc
$10 for any person caught spitting In
public places , halls , etc. , It has nol
been enforced to any great degree , ant ]
the practice has become as common
as before the passage of the ordinance ,
which In a measure , for the time be
Ing , checked It. It has been pointed
out that during the past year there
has not been one arrest for violating
Enforce the Ordinance.
Several of the local physicians , whc
have Interested themselves In the tils
ease and made a study of Its causes
and effects , are contemplating petition
Ing Mayor Friday to order the chlel
of police to enforce the ordinance , and
by so doing eliminate to a great ex
tent the exposure of Norfolk people tc
the tubercular germs , which breed in
great numbers in the sputum expec
torated upon the walks by thoughtless
"There are many Norfolk people/
said one physician , "that have tuber
culosis , some being affected more mild
ly than others. They go along the
streets and spit on the walks and
floors and never think that they are
endangering the lives of hundreds of
others by their thoughtlessness. The
practice should be stopped , for In no
other way can there be put a stronger
check on the rapidly spreading dis
Mrb. W. M. Dressier and children
of Rockford , Mo. , are here on an ex
tended visit at the home of L. B.
Baker antl other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Irwln Rogers , Mr. and
Mrs. Randolph Collins and Mr. and
Mrs. Mark Sessler went to Missouri
Valley , Iowa , Thursday to attend a
convention of the Primitive Baptist
Geo. Lowe came over from Crelgh-
ton Wednesday to visit his parents
and take In the races.
Rudolph Kerbel and son were here
Saturday from Beemer visiting rela
W. A. Sutherland treated the Dry
Hollow school house to a now coat of
O. H. Maas and Fred Brechler were
tip to their ranch near Inman from
Saturday till Monday.
Miss Myrtle UlricU returned Wednes
day from Bassett , where she was vis
iting about two months with relatives.
' Gee , Cartney and daughter , Miss
Eva , of Oakdnlo were visiting here
this week with relatives.
F. C. Melnecko and Miss Lizzie Hall
of Verdlgro are visiting hero this week
with friends and relatives.
A row roof was applied to the O.
H. Maas store building.
Prof. Robert Zohner , who was visit
ing hero two weeks with his mother ,
wont to Dennlson , lown , Wednesday
where ho has accepted a call to teacli
in the Lutheran .school.
A. G. Meyer arrived hero Monday
from Broken Bow for an extended vis'
It with old friends.
Sam Kurpgewelt was hero from
Madison Wednesday. ,
Guy WlllberKcr Is here from Anoka
Wra. Kost was h'ere Tuesday from
AJvln Luebckp returned Thursday
to New Ulm. f'.Mmn. . _ ta resume his
studies In the Lutheran .teachers' sem
" Relatives nnd friends of F. W > Teg-
elor were visiting hero the forepart of
the week from Concordlu. Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Fucrst and Mrs.
Ed. Fucrst and two children u < turned
Tuesday from their visit-with rela
tives at St. 1'nul , Minn.
L. I' . Kcrbol Is hero during the rac
es from Spencer.
. NORFOLK WON AT TENNIS.
Pllgcr Players Were Cleaned up In
Every Set That Was Played.
The Norfolk tennis players took
Pllser In nicely yesterday by not let
ting them have a set In the mutch.
Pllgcr only had two men who played ,
two others being a\\ny , nnd they had
to represent Uio town. Pasownlk
played his old steady game nnd de
feated Snyder of PIlKor with case.
His long drives were the feature of
the game. Illnes played a remarkable
name , getting very many seemingly
Impossible balls. Bcels and Krsklno
were nearly defeated In the first set
of doubles by Snyder and Vauglit , the
two Pllger players only lacking one
point of winning the sot , but the Nor
folk players took a brace and pulled
out the set by a score of 0-7. Vaught
of Pilgcr plays whirlwind game nnd
makes very swift long drives Into the
back of his opponent's court He
plays a back court game eutliely.
Snyder , on the other hand , plays more
of a net game and Is very good on the
serve. Beols played the same old
steady game that ho always has.
Singles Pasowalk G-G , Snyder 0- . ;
Illnes G-G , Vmight 0-2 ; Bcels G. Sny
Doubles Beels-Rrsklne 9-G , Snyder-
Vaught 7 1.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES ARE ON THE
VERGE OF HAPPENING.
MINSTREL SHOW ON MONDAY
West's Company Will Feature the Be.
ginning of the Coming Week Many
Went to the Battle Creek Races
This Week A Few Informal Affairs
Society has been getting ready for
fall during the past week , and activity
may start at any moment. For three
days a good many of Norfolk's people
have gone to the races at Battle Creek ,
Some few Informal events were given
during the week.
On Monday night of the coming
week the Norfolk theatrical season
will open at the Auditorium when the
William H. West minstrels will be
seen here for the first time. This is
one of the best minstrels in the coun
try and it will no doubt bo greeted
with a good house in Norfolk. As a
matter of fact , Mr. West has been dead
several years , but Mr. Hicaby , the
manager , who acts as Interlocutor , has
a manner of enticing wit from his com
pany that will make mirth in Norfolk
Monday night that will be worth
Miss Mellle Bridge enteitained a
few of her friends last evening. A
jolly evening was spent after which
light refreshments were served. Those
present were Misses Kathleen Boas ,
Luclle Tracy , Ixils Gibson , Mary Otli-
Orne , Edna Mayer of Lincoln , and
Boyd Blakeman , Spencer Butterfleld ,
Ralph Luikart , Archie Gow , Harlan
Johnson and Sam Erskine.
Miss Mary Otllorne entertained a
few friends Thursday evening at a six-
thirty dinner. A delicious four course
dinner was served after which games
and other amusements passed the
On Wednesday evening Miss Clara
Rudat entertained the members of
Camp "Heinle. " A very pleasant even
ing was spent. A large camp fire was
a feature of the evening.
Miss Katherlno Wltzlgmon enter
tained a large number of her friends
to a hay rack ride on Wednesday even
ing. The party went to Hadar and
back after which they were served
with ice cream at Ware's.
W. F. Ahlmann entertained about
fifty friends on Tuesday evening in
honor of his sixty-first birthday. The
evening was very pleasantly spent and
delicious refreshments were s'erved.
Ben Bechtcl entertained a large
number of friends on Tuesday at the
home of his uncle , Geo. B. Christoph.
Cards and other amusements served
to pass the time. Dainty refreshments
Among those who saw the Battle
Creek races were : Mr. and Mrs. Sol.
G. Mayer , Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Daven
port , Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Burnham ,
Mrs. C. H. Reynolds , Miss Reynolds
of Chicago , Miss Burnham , Miss Lui
kart , Mrs. B. C. Gentle , Mr. and Mrs.
AGED EDITOR DYING
James R. Gary of Nellgh In Critical
Nellgh , Neb. , Sept. 1. Special to
The News : .lames R. Cary , one of
Nellgh's oldest cltlxens and up to three
yours ago editor of the Yeoman , is
in a critical condition at his home ,
of paralysis of the loft side. For the
last two days he has been unconscious
nt Intervals. HlH attending physician
says that ho may have two or three
days or that many hours. The ilrbt
of the week Mr. Cary's wish was for
Dr. Conery to stay with him until the
end. He is In his 7Sth year. Ills
youngest son , Merrltt , is near Boulder ,
Colorado , but 100 miles from n tele
graph station or postolllce , antl it
seems 'impossible to get him word of
his father's serious condition.
Daily News school tpads 5c.
MRS. IRISH-MACOMBER STILL
CLAIMS SHE HAS FARMS.
WAS INMATE NORFOLK HOSPITAL
Friends of Woman Who Occupied In
sane Ward Place Her Claims In
Hands of Attorneys Who Write tc
Nellgh and Want Particulars.
Nellgh , Neb. , . Aug. 111. Special It
The News : The following letter hat
been received by Win. Campbell oi
this city from a linn of attorneys al
Coxsacklo , N. .1. , who art ) representing
Ida Irlsh-Macombor. The title to tin
three farms mentioned exist only In
the Imagination of the writer :
Dear Sir : Mrs. Ida ( J. Mucomiior
who formerly resided at or near youi
place , recently released from the state
hospital , Is at thla place anil IIIIH con
suited us relative to her property In
Autolopo county , and In reference tc
her getting control of the name , Slu
Informs us that you are the commit
tee of her property and have cliargt
of It now. Is this correct ? If so
will you advise us at ouco as to tht
amount of her property , where It Is
and all the particulars about ? We
understand there are three farms h
Antelope county. What are their val
ues and are there any incinnbrancet
on them ? The physician hero advisee
that she Is bane. He is one of the
examiners in lunacy for this county
She seems to remember In detail tin
circumstances of her Incarceration
and it is , indeed , doubtful whetherslu
was ever insane. At any rate she U
i-ortnlnly all right now and we an
employed to obtain control for her ol
all her property , real and personal
She Informs us that both horaolf ant
the superintendent of the asylum havt
written you several times imiuiriiu
about her property but that you havi
failed to give them any information
We shall expect a reply at once.
Youis truly ,
Baker & Curtis.
It will be recalled that Ida Irish
Macomber was recently released fron
the Norfolk Insane hospital on rcquesi
of Lothar P. Stehr of Coxsackle , N
Y. , who claimed to bo a cousin of the
woman. Stehr came all the way U
Nebraska to get this Insane patleul
released so that ho could take hei
back to New York where , bo claimed
relatives wanted her near them. /
dispatch from New York later clalmct
that Ida was happy antl that she hat
settled down in a cottage.
So many men had fallen victims tc
her matrimonial advertisements In the
past that much curiosity was felt hen
over the motives of Stehr.
Ida won many hearts in the past bj
claiming to own property.
This is the woman who assumed the
name of Dr. Macomber of Tlldcn
though she never married him.
Frost at Atkinson.
Atkinson , Neb. , Aug. 31. Special tt
The News : A light frost visited somt
parts of the country to the north , bu
has not proved of a serious nature , as
far-as known , but indications woult
point to another soon.
An Enjoyable Picnic.
Atkinson , Neb. , Aug. 31. Special tc
The News : A very enjoyable picnic
was held in the O'Connell grove , three
miles from town. It was a union af
fair of the Presbyterian and M. E. Sun
day schools , and three hay racks were
required to carry the people to the
grounds. A game of basket ball was
played by the home teams , the First
team winning. No accident of any
kind occurred to mar the day and the
weather was fine.
W. C. T. U. ANNUAL MEETING.
To be Held at the Presbyterian Church
The W. C. T. U. will hold Its annual
meeting at the Presbyterian church
September 4 nt 2 o'clock p. m.
Responsive reading. Religion and
Prayer , Rev. W. J. Turner.
Solo , Mrs. C. E. Greene.
Address , "The Attitude of the
Church Toward the Liquor Traffic , "
Rev. D. K. Tyndall , D. D.
Recitation , "The Saloon Keeper's
Psalm of Life , " Miss Llllle Gullde.
Address , "Is it Advisable to Do Ac
tive Temperance Work at Norfolk at
the Present Time , " Rov. J. F. Pouchor ,
Evening at 8 O'clock.
Scripture , r $ . I.
A bit of history of the Cherokces.
Temperance Principles of the Cher
okees , Rev. Mr. Benjamin.
"Tho Removal of the Cherokees
Did They Stand In the Way of the
Onward March of Civilization , " Rev
John L. Stmo.
Recitation. "Tho Effect of Treat
Ing , " Miss Glennlo Shlppee.
"Tho Effect of the Civil War Upon
the Cherokeos. Did It Affect Thcli
Temperance Principles ? " Rev. Mr
ENFORCE THE BALLOT LAW.
Straight Republican Votes Count for
Lincoln , Neb. , Aug. 30. Attorney
General Norrls Brown has advised the
enforcement of the statute authorlz
ing the counting of straight party
votes for a constitutional amendment
In c'ase the voters' party has endorsed
the amendment In state convention ,
The republican state convc'iitlon ' endorsed
dorsed the rnllroml commlHHlou amend
inont and authorl/.ed the mri-ctnry of
the convention certify the fnet to
the si'crolary of state. The dt'iiiot-rat
le HtiUo convention adopted a plat
for meniliirHliiK the umimdiiient. The
olllcorn of the republican state com
mltteo will recommend that the law
bo followed In the counting of ballots
nnd will aid In ouforelng the law I\H
long as it remains on the Htatute
books. Homo have expressed doubt
about the constitutionality of the
statute. It IB believed that the rail
roads will oppose the amendment nt
the ptillH and If It IH adopted will tent
the legality of UH adoption on the
ground that election ollleerH have no
right to count a ballot UK a vote for
the amendment unless the voter IIIIH
made a cross opposite the word "For"
on the ballot. The law In a carefully
revise statute ami many attorne.vB ho-
llovo It In no way eonllletH with pro
visions of the e-oiiHtltutlon relating to
olcctloim or coiiHtltulimal amend
ments. The law Is as follows :
"If you wish to vote a straight tie-to-
ot , make n mark In the circle at the
top of the ballot to the right of the
name of your party , nntl your ballot
will then bo counted for every candi
date and as appioval of parly action
on any coiiHtltulonul ameniliuent of
that party on the ballot. If you wish
to vote otherwise than a straight ticket -
et , make a crosH In the square to the
right of the name of each perxon for
whom you wish to vote or for or
agahiHt constltulonul amendment ; If
you wish to vote a straight tlrkel with
the exception of certain ollleerH or
constitutional amendments , place a
cross In the circle at the head of the
ticket for which you wish to vote In
the main , and then place a cross In
the square to the rlnht of the candi
date's of the other parties for whom
you wish to vote , or In the square to
the right of the words 'for1 or 'agaliiHt'
any constitutional amendment. "
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Annual Stockholders' Meeting nt Chicago
cage , October 17 Personal Attend
ance of Individual Holders Desired.
Free Ticket to the Meeting.
Public notice Is hereby given that
the regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Illinois Central
Railroad company will be held at the
company's olllce In Chicago , Illinois ,
on Wednesday , October 17. 190G , at 12
To permit personal attendance at
said meeting there will ho Issued ot
each holder of one or more shares of
the capital stock of the Illinois Central
Railroad company , ns registered on
the books of the company at the close
of business on Monday , September 21 ,
1OG ! ) , who Is of full ago , a ticket en
abling him or her to travel free over
the company's lines from the station
on the Illinois Central railroad nearest
to his or her registered address to
Chicago and return , such ticket to bo
good for the journey to Chicago only
during the four days immediately pre
ceding and the day of the mooting ,
and for the return journey from Chicago
cage only on the day of the meeting
anil the four days immediately follow
ing when properly countersigned and
stamped during business hours on or
before Saturday , October 20 , 11IOG
that Is to say , between 9:00 : a. m. and
5:00 : [ ) . m. In the ollico of the assist
ant secretary. Mr. W. G. Bruen , in
Chicago. Such ticket may be obtained
by any bolder of stock roistered as
above , on application , in writing , to
the president of the company In Chicago
cage , but each stockholder must Indi
vidually apply for his or her ticket.
Each application must state the full
name and address of the stockholder
exactly as given In his or her certifi
cate of stock , together with the num
ber and date of such certificate. No
more than one person will be carried
free In respect to any one holding of
stock as registered on the books of
the company. A. G. llackstnff ,
To Richard Winfrey , non-resident
defendant will take notice that on the
23rd day of August , A. D. 190 < 5 , Ethel
S. Winfrey , plaintiff herein , filed her
petition In the district court of Madi
son county , Nebraska , agalnnt the de
fendant , the object and prayer of
which are to obtain a decree of divorce
froni defendant , on ground that In the
month of March 1904 , he willfully
abandoned the plaintiff , and for more
than two years last past has been -vlll-
fully absent from plaintiff without any
just or reasonable cause. The plain
tiff asks for custody of Glen \Vinfrey ,
Issue of said marriage alleging that de
fendant is not a suitable person to bo
entrusted with care , custody nnd edu
cation of said child.
You are required to answer said \ > e-
tltlon on or before Monday , the 1st
day of October , A. D. IflOii.
Ethel S. Winfrey , Plaintiff ,
By Powers & Barnhart ,
Dated August 23rd , 190G.
Both Cases Dismissed.
The two cases set for trial In Jus
tice Lambert's court today , one against
Fern McDonald and the other against
Cleveland Davis , were both dismissed ,
the plaintiff in each case to pay the
costs. The difficulties between the
contending parties were adjusted out
WANTED. Gentleman or lady with
good reference , to travel by rail or
with n rig , for a firm of $250,000.00
capital. Salary $1,072.00 per year nnd
oxpenea ; salary paid weekly and ex
penses advanced. Address , with
stamp. Jos. A. Alexander , Norfolk ,
AND Iron Mountain
Offer The Following
Very Low Redes
To Cnltxlti iiiilnU In HIP
WEST AND SOUTHWEST
EVERY FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY DURING 1906
Special llomcscokors1 Tickols al Less Than ONE FARE FOR THE ROUND TRIP
I'lnnl Limit of Tickets 21 Days , With Uopovcr Privilege- *
On the Same Dales SPECIAL ONE-WAY COLONIST TICKETS
WILL HE ON SALE TO CERTAIN POINTS IN THE
WRST AND SOUTHWEST
AT ALMOST MALI' 1 1113 RUUULAIt ONU-WAY RATH
Thi'Hi' Titikt'lH will lw limited to cnntlmmiiH paHKiiWi lit ) Htopnvun * to bo
ivllowwl ; all tit-Uotn to nmrkoil "Hooontl-oliiHH , not KOOI ! in htiuitlurd uleoi ing
Go see the wonderful prosperity of the Country offer
ing the greatest opportunities on onrth.
For further Information , mnps , folders , etc. ,
T. F. GODFREY , Passenger and Ticket Agt. , Omaha , Noh.
H. C. TOWNSEND , Gen. Pass , and Tkt. Agt , St. Louis , Mo.
TOM HUGHES. Traveling Pass. Agt. , Omaha , Nob.
9 Low R.o\md Trip R.ex.tes 9
9 Chicago , Milwaukee ( § L St. 9
9 Paul Railway 9
9 One faro plus $2.00 for 15 day ticket. 9
One faro plus $ -1.00 for 00 day ticket.
9 On sale daily to many points in Canada and 9
Western Now York , and on August8th and
22nd , and September 5th and IDth to many 9
9 Now England points. Toll us where you
want to go and wo will give you the best 9
rate for your trip. For furl her information
tion and folders write to
9 F. A. NASH , 9
9 General Western Agent , 9
1524 Farnixm St. Omaha , Neb.
HOMESEEKERS' ' RATES
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Points in Minnesota , North Dnkota and the Canadian Northwest. Tickets -
ets on sale every Tuesday nt one fare plus .f'J.OO for the round trip , good re
turning twenty-one days from date of Bale.
Trains Jeavo Oniahii at 8:00 : a. in. and 8:110 : p. m.
Rates and full paiticnlars at City Ticket Ofllce , M02 Furimin St. ,
Omaha , or write
SAnUEL NORTH ,
District Passenger Agent ,
OHAHA , NEBR.
Feeling Ne txire's
Throw asldo the cares of every day life and hide yourself amid the
eternal kills of the
The Midland route "hit * the bull's eye of the world's scenery. " Spe
cial rate * nil summer. Best line to Salt Lnko and Pacific coast points.
Elegant dining curs , service a la carlo. Through Pullman observation
Send IBc In stamps and got a handsome
color reproduction of Charles H. Harmon's fa
mous painting of the Seven Castles. "Fine enough
for a wedding present. " All Midland agents or
Colorado Midland Railway
C. H. SPEERS , Q. P. A. , 17th and California Sts. , Denver , Col.