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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWSJOURNAL
, , KHIDAY , AKH'ST M ItlOJI , PART ONE , NOllKOhK XKIWASKA PAGES 1 TO 8 Outlook Good for a Full Field and Warm Campaign. FAVORITES ARE APPEARING. Candidates on Doth Sides of the Po litical Fence for Almost Every Office Have Been Mentioned As- senorihlp Attracts Many. [ From Monday's Dally. ] \Vhllo It IH nioro tlmn two months until the people will bo given an op portunity for tholr any on political matters there appears to be an un usual movement and unusual Interest in politics this early in the season and candidates for the various offices . j are coming on 'n ' numbers that hid fair to present a full field before the nominating conventions that arc soon to ho held. As far as state politics are con cerned it appears to he practically settled that Judge Barnes of this city will be 'the republican nominee and that Judge Sullivan of Columbus will make the race on the democratic ticket for supreme judge. For district judge , there is no question but that J. F. Doyd or Ncllgh , the present Incumbent , will bo the republican nominee. He has given acceptable service during the present term and no names have been pre sented of those who would contest wlch him for the nomination. Among the democrats , Judge Douglas Cones of Piorcb , who formerly hold the of- ilce , Is again receiving favorable men tion. tion.But But the real Interest of the coming contest appears to center In county affairs , and candidates for the various offices are becoming decidedly num erous. There are ten offices to be filled 'chis fall , and candidates arc announcing themselves , of all polit ical faiths , for ouch and every one. . , of them. Men are to bo named to fill each of the following offices : Clerk of the district court , treasurer , clerk , sher iff , judge , assessor , superintendent of public instruction , and commissioner first district , the latter to bo chosen for the first time this fall by vote of the entire county. The democrats have already called their nominating convention , but it is understood that there is some ob jection to placing the county candi dates in the field at the time the convention is set August 22 because - cause it would make the campaign lee long and it Is probable that an adjournment will be taken after the delegates to the state and district conventions have been chosen , until sometime In September. The republican convention has not yet been called , but it is understood that the call will be Issued some time this week and that September 29 is the date that has received favorable consideration by the committee. Political gossip has not yet con nected any name with the nomina tion for clerk of the district court. It Is said that Chr. Schavland , wheat at present holds the position , aspires to 'the republican nomination for treasurer , which is also sought by Arthur Pilger , at present deputy in the treasurer's office. H. W. Winter of this city has been mentioned in connection with the democratic nom ination for teasurer. For clerk , Rmll Winter , the present incumbent , will undoubtedly ho the democratic nominee , and no repub lican has yet been mentioned for the place. For superintendent C. W. Cruin , who at present holds the place , can undoubtedly have the democratic nomination if he desires , and Pro fessor Perdue of Tilden lias boon mentioned in connection with the re publican nomination. Sheriff J. J. Clements will un doubtedly bo renominatod by the re publicans for the office ho now holds if lie desires It , and the democrats will probably name sx-Shoriff Losoy of Battle Creek if ho will permit the use of his name by the convention. It is said that the now law makes it compulsory that the county judge shall be an attorney , regularly ad mitted to the bar. This places the office in rather a peculiar situation. There are few attorneys who would care to give up a paying practice for the position , as it does not pay enough. Judge Bates is a democrat , but has never been admitted to the bar , and if the now law holds good his party may have to look elsewhere for a nominee , though they would un doubtedly name him if ho could qualify. No republican has yet been mentioned for the place. For county assessor , the now office created by the last legislature , there are a number of candidates , in fact It seems to have attracted more at tention than any of thorn on the list. On the republican side of the fence W. H. Field of Tildon , H. G. Bruog- gemann , of this city , and J. L. Ry- nearson of Madison. The democrats have favorably considered the name A , J. Dunlory of Tildon , who has long boon a worker for that party , and nerer asked for an office at Its hands. Tim Preeco of Battle Creek is also mentioned for the democratic nomination. For county commissioner of this , the First ' 'wo ' has not yet been a 11 ob o , ltltor side " ' ; " < nt of the fence. ' both parties will en- ca/ / soc/0/ ' business men of Norfolk . ' candidates. H. W. Winter , of the firm of Winter - tor & Shulzo , has held the olllco for a number of terms and can undoubt edly secure u ronomlnatlon from his party , the democrats , If ho so de sires. It will be seen from all this that politics will bo lively when the cam paign is once fairly opened , as this array of material Is but the prelimin ary outlook , and promises bettor than In county affairs for a number of years past. PROSPECTS FOR BAND MUSIC , Many Musicians Have Signified a Readiness to Become Members of a Band. [ From Saturday's Dnlly.1 W. C. Ahlman has met with much encouragement In his efforts to or ganize a band In Norfolk and the prospects now are that the citizens will soon bo favored with some free open-air concerts by the organization Just to prove that they are competent to furnish first class music when oc casion demands. The promise Is that the band when fully organized will consist of from eighteen to twenty-four pieces , and there are Instruments in the city to equip such an organization. With this sort of a starter It Is not un- llkoy that practice meetings will soon bo hold when the boys will get their lips and tholr musical knowlodgs in shape to discourse new and popular airs. Norfolk has more than the us ual run of musicians and those with musical instincts who with a little practice can put up a strong article as brass oands go. The main trouble or rather merit Is that is has few musicians , or none at all , whose time Is fully their own , and the organiza tion will bo made up from the ranks of the clerks and ether employes so that only on occasions and at the will of their employers can they devote tholr time to music. But it Is prom ised that the music will bo good when they do assemble and that Norfolk will have a band fully deserving of a generous support. MORE DOING THAN TWO GAMES , In a Side Show at the Ball Grounds , Jo Trulock Got a Pair of Very Black Eyes. [ From Monday's Dally. ] There was more doing at the base ball grounds , east of the city limits , yesterday afternoon than just two games of the national sport. Jo Tru lock Is looking at the world today out of a pair of very black eyes as an effect of the side show. Trouble came up , It seems , In which Jo and Captain Marquardt are said to have contravened. "You're a sore head , " remarked the captain , in a wordy war that followed , and then the fire works. With an air of "Lay on Mncduff ! " and all of the other things that go with it , according to the captain's story , Jo rushed in , and several blows chugged into his eyes. This morn ing they are black and blue. Jo re fused to speak of the matter , but states that ho , himself , wasn't mixed up in any argument , and that ho will have something to say later. TOOK GAME FROM STANTON , "Butch" Marquardt's Bunch Got Re venge for Their Defeat of a Week Since , Yesterday. [ From Monday's Dally. ] "Butch" Marquardt's crowd of base ball boys got revenge in this city yes terday afternoon for their defeat in Stanton a week ago , by taking a game against the Stanton crowd in a close match. The locals had one score to spare , the final chalk showing nine and eight. After the first inning the visitors were allowed but a pair of runs , as Captain Butch went into the box him self , and did the tossing turn to a T. Billy Wotzel played backstop and did it well. For Stanton Pete Best and Glazer did the battery work. After that game , a team organized by Leal Spaulding went up against the victors and were handed a de feat , score G to 5. Butch still pitched , making it seventeen straight innings. Spaulding and Bert Gordon wore the opponents' battery. AMMUNITION FOR COMPANY L , Notice That 3,000 Cartridges Have Been Sent and New Rifles Will Immediately Folow. IFrom Monday's Dally. ] Second Lieutenant Carl Pilgor , of Company L , N. N. G. , has received instructions to the effect that 3,000 cartridges , 30-caUbro , have been shipped to him for use by the mil itia , and the new Krag-Jorgenson rifles will follow Immediately. The soldier boys are delighted with the prospect of finally receiving the new guns and anticipate good target prac tice yet this season. Captain C. A. Fuller Is atlll out of the city. Said to Be Nothing : in the Talked of Plan. AFFECTS THE STREET CAR LINE. Gossip Had Figured Out a Scheme by Which all Railroads Coming Into Norfolk , Would Unite In One Sta tion Denial From Superintendent. [ From Mnmlny'n Dally. ] The rumor alloat In Norfolk Just at present to the effort that the North western railroad company will , In connection with Its other Improve ments , establish a union depot here. Is denied by Superintendent C. H Reynolds. "There is nothing In it , " said Mr. Reynolds this morning , when asked In regard to the talked of plan Gossip had It that a portion of the now land purchased by the company would bo used for the union station , shirting It to the westward and nearer the city. It was said that the com pany had tried to purchase a tract of land southeast of the city station for this pnrpo.su. With 'ihoso who gave credence to the scheme , the arrangement worked out very nicely. Kvwy train coming Into Norfolk excepting these on the Union Pacific road and the freights over the Minneapolis & Omaha , al ready runs Into the Junction sin' . Ion And to substantiate the notion that the Union Pacific would also switch Into that ( tuar.er , is the fact that a separate line of track has Just been completed from the Northwestern yards to the Union Pacific crossing , nearly two miles west. Thus all trains , Uuw coming from Sioux City , thosi ) from the MonostcH line , the Union Pac.lllc line , and those from both directions over the main line of the Northwestern , could run into one shed without trouble. The line ot track out to the Union Pacific crossing finds use , however. In swivelling the Northwestern trains , as , they run In Irom the west. It saves time , since they all stop foi the croslng. anyway. Affects Street Car Line. Because of this rumor , the street car proposition was hold up. Some of the stock-holders figured that with a union station , cutting off transfers , an electric line between Norfolk and South Norfolk would be an elephant on their hands. With the assurance that this would not occur , these in torcstod say that the movement wl1' ' bo pushed. EXAMINATIONS FINISHED , Youths Ambitious to Lead the Life of a Soldier Closer Their Work Last Night. fFrom Saturday's Dally. ] The examination of seven young men with square shoulders and well muscled forms , all ambitious to live the life of West Point cadetship and to follow the career of Grant and Miles , was finished in this city last night. It was a competitive exam ination offered by Congressman J. J. McCarthy , of Ponca , to all young mon in the Third district. The results of the examination will not bo given out by the committee who bad charge of the matter. The reports will all bo made by Congress man McCarthy , and ho will use his own discretion in the matter of ap pointments. This is not an official examination , exactly , and it is un derstood that the congressman may ignore the committee's report if ho chooses. Those who have conducted Vhe ex amination are : Dr. J. J. Wlllams. of Wayne ; 10. A. Ward , Hartlngt.Jii ; W. G. IIirons. Pierce. Hay Hyde has boon the only Nor folk boy Interested , and it is said that ho passed a good examination and has a fair chance for the appointment. WILL GO TO CALIFORNIA , Ex-Mayor D. J. Koenigstein Will Leave With His Family For Los Angeles , Shortly. IFrom Monday's Dally. ] Ex-Mayor D. J. Koenigstein re turned last night from an extended trip through the west , including parts of California. Mr. Koonlgsteln was so well pleased witli the country that he will leave Norfolk within three weeks to permanently settle in Ix > s Angeles , whore ho lias already secured - cured office rooms for the practice of law. He returned simply to pack household goods and bid farewell. Mr. Koenigstein says , however , that while the mining country around Los Angeles is thriving and prospective , Negraska and Norfolk still look good to him. In that section of the west they look upon Nebraska as the corn state and hold It In high esteem. Many friends will regret the depart ure of the ex-mayor from Norfolk. SHOT OFF HIS OWN FIN6ER , Five Boy Went Camping Alone and Qoorge Qlbson Opened Bom * Bardmenta on Hie Hand. IFrom Saturday' * Dally. ] George Gibson Is carrying three fingers and a half on Ids right hand as a result of a bullet which he slml at It during a Tom Sawyer sojourn of the Norfolk ladu on the KlUhorn thU week. Thorn were Just two guns apiece In the crowd of young Amer icans and one afternoon the ll'ttle tent that served for their sleeping apartment was converted Into an ar mory of loaded shooters. ( loorgo picked up the best looking piece of artillery- ilJ-callbro revolver and saw that W contained ono load. Then he locked the gnu. Then , to gel It uncocked so thnt It would not bo dan gerous , ho snapped the trigger , with his linger a short distance In front of the muz/.lo. The physician doosnVkuow whothnr anything of the member can be mivod or not. A HAIR RAISING EXPERIENCE , Man Would Have Been Killed lit Another Moment by a Horrible Monster But He Awoke. ( From Momliiy'H Dnlly.1 It was horrible The man had al ready boon frightened Into Ills whnu Hut monster approached again , with Its great red eyes glaring , and KH breath coming hot and heavy with sighs that lltenilly shook the build ings to Miolr foundation" It Mi.nrlod In Us rage and went pdl niell Into a pile of boxes th , ell erashlug to Iho ground In a > rllle Halter. I' , was almost .lie helpless person and hb tilled the air. It arose legs and eameilown with Hi. . \ \ . .ions force of HH stu pendous weight , landing In the rou ter of the man's breast with Its cruel hoofs. Ho was literally crushed , the blood Issued from liln moiilli and nostrils , while the beast ground bin mutilated remains Into the ground and snoitod and shrinked and crushed the limbers and the trees. II was about to coiuo again when the man awoke from his night mare and hoard In the distance the Kwltch engine .shrieking and groaning and occasionally - ally crashing Into cars. The man's night's rest was broken and bo lay awake wondering why the company should place hs worst old tub on duly as a switch engine , and why It should be necessary to have it snorting and humping around in his part of the city when what he most desired was sleep. LIGHT OVERCOATS APPEAR , The Shnrp , Crisp Air This Morning Brought Them From Their Hiding Plncco , [ From Moiidtiy's Dully. ] Light fall overcoats were drawn from their summer hiding places early this morning and went travelIng - Ing about the streets upon the backs of not a few mon down town. The air was of the sharp , crisp tone that savors of autumn , with a stimulating bit of o/ono thrown in. Vague fan cies wore sot whirling of the approaching preaching fall fancies drawn In the Imaginations of men , with pictures of rod colored leaves dropping to the oai'ih , shriveled stocks of corn 111 the fields and geese going south. Hut not yet. Nay , nay , Pauline ! There must yet bo days and days to como with warm weather and no frost to blto the tender earn of Ne braska's growing maize. What's more , there will be. The weather man says so , and he knows. He merely tapped the cold air faucet forever over Sunday , and now he promises to bo gooil and put all the warm air back again. ACCIDENT AT FEDERAL BUILDING , Foreman Alke Dropped From the Highest Scaffold to the First Floor , Saturday. fFrorn Monday'H Dnllv. ] Dropping from the top of the high est scaffold on the structure to the lowest floor below has given Foreman Alke , of the federal b'ulldlng , a badly bruised lag. The accident occurred Saturday. Mr. Alke was at the top most point , examining a piece of work. Ho stepped backward and went off the patform , falling down between heaps of lumber and stonu to the first floor. Ho is able to bo bo about , but his limb Is scraped along the entire length from ankle to hip. Suporlntendon t Williams is also under the weather Just at present. CHILLIER YET , LAST NIGHT , Mercury Dropped to 48 and Heavier Bedding Was Made a Neces sity In Norfolk. [ From Tuesday's Dally. ] Last night was oven colder than the ono before it , regardless of pre dictions , and the mercury dropped to 48 sixteen above freezing. The gloomy clouds that overhung the sky this morning did not tend In any way to warm the air , and the rainwater that fell In a abort shower at 9 kept things cool for a good portion of the day. The chilly season for this month Is giving many Norfolk people as cool an atmosphere as the/ could find at the seashore or mountain ulde , and the nights hare made heavier coverIng - Ing than usual , necessary for bedding. Electric Litflit Offers to Contract - tract With City. COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE. Mr. Bullock Would Pump the Water for the City nt Average Co t of Patt Three Years , and Give Twelve Additional Arc Lights , ( From Tucmliiv'n Dully. ) The city council met last evening In adjourned regular session with all mnnibers proMoul except Mayor I In- znn , President Tyler In the c.halr. The Halm of M. Hndrtw for $18.50. which was referred hack to be I' , em- Izcd , was ag.tln prcsnnlnd , duly Item ized , and was allowed and ordered paid. paid.The The bill fo Carl Lauhsch for nails of $2 , and that of the lOdwards , t Brad ford Lumber company lor rent of lumber of fKri.ll ! , both being against the water fund , were allowed and or dered paid. Mr. 1'anewalh stated that the as sistant at the pumping idatlon bad quit and that lie did not know where In get another , but Mr. ( Irani offered Io do the work himself , hiring his own help , II the council \\nuld raise his wages $10 per month. ln ) motion the \\ages ol Mr. ( Jraul were raised $5 per mouth provided ho furnished bin own helpers. 13. A. Mullock , of I be Norfolk Klee- 'ii'lc Light and Power company made a proposition to the council to pump thu wiitor for the city for $218 II per mouth , which IH the average cost , of pumping per month for the past three , years , and if the contract Is accepted alsn ugreoH to furnish ' .ho city twelve mom an * lights , free of cosl , during he Illo of UK * contract , The proposition was lulil on the able until Mie next regular meeting ti' Hi' ' , ' council and u committee of hroo was appointed to Investigate ho ma'ilor thoroughly , Couiicllnion Walker , llrummtmd and Klnsau bolng tppolntod as such committee. II was 'urtber ordered that If the coinmlttco ipproved of the proposition they should prepare and present a' < Ibe next meeting a contract and suitable bond , covering the agreomont. The city attorney reported In the matter of the P. A. Kburtz Halm for Illegal " ' "jclal taxes paid that the sireei commissioner's books of that tlmo showed thai the work was done , also that Mr. h'rod Lou , utreet com missioner at that tlmo , stated pos itively that he did the work as Clwrgod , The claim was therefore re jected. The council adjourned. WEEKLY CROP BULLETIN , Summary of the Conditions for Ne braska ns Reported From the Weather Bureau. I From Tuoadny's Dully. ] The following summary of the crop situation has been sent out by Di rector Loveland 111 the IT. S. depart ment of agriculture , Nebraska section , for the week ending August 'J : The past week has been cool , with llglr , showers. The moan dally tem perature has averaged 2 degrees below - low normal. The rainfall has generally been be low normal ; local showers have occurred .which in a lew Instances gave a rainfall exceeding an Inch , but generally the rainfall was less than half an inch. Harvesting Is about completed in northern counties and threshing is just coinmoiicing. Tile heavy rains of last week , together with the showers - ors of this week , have caused stack ing and threshing to progress rather slowly in eastern counties , but in western couutlos with lighter rainfall the progress has boon rapid. Barley is yielding woll. The yields of rye and spring wheat continue disappoint ing. Oats also are yielding rather less than expected , but are a fair to good crop in most districts. HayIng - Ing Is ge.noral , with an excellent crop. Sugar boots are growing well. Corn has grown well but the temperature has boon too low for very rapid growth ; early corn Is earing well ; late corn generally Is tassellng and silking , while some very late fields have not tasseled yet. The acreage of late corn Is large , and corn now needs warm , sunny weather. Fall plowing has begun In many localities , with soil in excellent condition. READY TO BUILD NEW CHURCH , Work Will Begin on Presbyterian House of Worship as Soon as Bricks are Done. [ From Wednesday's Dally. ] Everything is now In readiness for the building of a Presbyterian church edifice In Norfolk , and just as soon as brick can bo secured at the yards work will bo begun. The now struc ture will occupy lots at the corner of Philip avenue and Ninth street. The work of constructing the now place of worship will bo done by Contractor M. L. Ogden and will cost about 91,300 , every dollar of which haa already been subscribed. John llallanlyne N chairman of ( he build ing oominlllei. in | | M. Hiiircb. ll U expected that the work will be com pleted by the fli'Ml of October. HO 'dial HerveceH will ho held at thu new locution yd this fall. Rev. K. P. Wlglon. the present pas tor , will have charge of the new pul pit. The meiiibendilp at present numbers about thirty persons , who have worked hard and faithfully In the InlorcH't of their creed to erect a suitable homo for It In Norfolk The seating capacity will ho about 1IO ! ( and the plan of the Interior shows one large room , for general services , besides three smaller rooms to be mind by elastics. The manner of lighting hati not yet been determined but heating will be by furnace. Horvlces for several years pant have been held In (1 A. R. hall on Nor folk avenue down town. The now lo cation will not only he more pleasant on account of surroundings , but It will abiti be nearer Ibe center of mem bership The effort In put up the new church IIIIH been untiring among Mie imMiilxir- ulilp In Norfolk for some llmo. Last spring their plans amuimcd definite shape and constant work has finally brought the desire to a point of ma Icrlall/allnn. The new church will be the twelfth In Norfolk. INVESTIGATING PARK AVENUE , County CommlBBloncrs Arrived In Norfolk at Noon to Solve the Lennl Problem. IFinin Wi'ilnrmliiy'H Dully. ) ' County cmninlmdniiorM Winter , Kin uegan and Schmidt arrived In Norfolk at noun today lor the purpose of In vestigating ( ho condition of Park av eiiue , below KlrMt si reel , so far ( M ownership Is concerned. 'I'ho Invest Igutlon Is made r > the request of the oily council because the avenue up pears to be the only outlet for Nor folk's surplus water , and because It N clnliiiod to be private properly and therefore beyond public usage. A commlllee of the Norfolk ol'.y . council went to Madison yesterday afternoon ID confer with the county officials Messrs. Xnelow , llnim- tiiuud and Wilkinson were the com mittee. They returned last night after the commissioners bad decided to visit the place In question , person ally before taking action. It HOOIIIH that , the avenue In ( | itos'Jon running east from Klrst street to the river , has been In public use for the past twenty-one years. Poll taxes bavo h'onn worked out upon It and It has boon hoi/i up as a public high way , Ou this ground , it wns pro poHoil l > y Min council to drain the overflow of Norfolk , from Thirteenth street east , Into the Norlhfork river , via Park avonun. 0. A. Lulliart , how ; ever , states that ho owns the prop erty , that the thorough faro Is his per sonal possession ami that therefore the city has no right to open It fur drainage. It Is to solve this legal question , as to whether or not the city does have a right to use the road , that the coun ty officials are bore. Councilman Brummund says that the law states that where private property has been used lor ten years as a road with the knowledge of the owner. It becomes a public highway. The city engineer says that this route Is the only prac- Mcablc ono for drainage Just now. GETTING THE FACTORY IN SHAPE , Force of Men are at Work Cleaning the Mammoth Machines and Pre paring to Make Sugar. [ From Tuesday's Daily. ] Manager J. N. Bundlck. of the sugar factory , has been out of the city dur ing the past few days , looking over the bout situation in the country trib utary to the Norfolk factory. Ho re ports that the outlook for big beets Is pretty good , and that if the weather will simply dry up for a time , the crop will bo excellent. A largo force of men are engaged just at present gutting the big ma chines at the institution ready for the campaign , running off last year's res idue and cleaning up generally. A number of workmen are employed the year round and before so very long another crowd of several hundred will bo put on the pay roll for another running. CAP MAIN ENTRANCE , Huge Stone Weighing 6,000 Pounds Finishes Outline to Door on Madison Avenue. [ From Tuesday's Dally. ] The cap to the main entrance door of the now postoftlco building was hoisted into position this morning , and the doorway where you go In Is now outlined completely. The stone cutters were compelled to stop work for a short tlmo because of the shower. This week la sending the stone walls to the structure very rapIdly - Idly upward. Many of the pieces are monstrous rocks weighing several tons , the cap over the entrance tip ping the beams for 6,000 pounds. There will be a revolving door at the main entrance.