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JHE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , AUGUST 21 , HUM.
Nebraska Republicans Name Candidate for Supreme Bench. ONLY ONE BALLOT FOR REGENTS Whltmore and Allen Are Chosen. Roosevelt It Indorsed for a Renom- Inatlon Boom John L. Webster for Vice President. Judge J. D. Barnes , nominee for ns- social' ) justice of the supreme court , compauleil by John R. Hays , W. M. Ilobertson nntl W. N. Huso. Other delegates returned last night. Lincoln , Aug. 19. The ticket : Asso ciate justice of supreme court. John B. Barnes of Madison county ; regents of State university , Charles S. Allen of Lancaster andV. . O. Whltmore of Douglas. Nebraska Republicans In their con- Tentlon made a new record for bar- ronlous work. Beginning at 2 p. in. the convention transacted Its business and was ready to adjourn three hours later. The nomination of Court Com missioner John n Barnes for associ ate justice of the supreme court had ' /or weeks been forecasted and his se lection was more In the nature of a ratification than a contest. The two uccessful candidates for regents of the university , Charles S. Allen and "W. Q. Whltmore. were nominated on the first formal ballot. President Roosevelt received hearty commenda tion and a declaration was made for bis renomtnatlon. The unexpected feature of the con tention was the adoption by unani mous vote of a resolution declaring John L. Webster of Omaha , one of the delegates to the convention , to bo the choice of Nebraska Republicans for vice president in 1904. The resolution . was offered just before the convention iva.a about to adjourn and was received \vith enthusiasm. Mr. Webster ex pressed his thanks in a speech of con siderable length. Chairman Lindsay called the con- Tentlon to order and Introduced as chairman former State Senator Charles Sloan , who made the principal address of the day , congratulating the party on what he said was a united front to a divided opposition. He de clared the Republicans of the state and nation were a unit on Issues and men. Following the appointment of committees , the ticket was nominated uud addresses made by the nomine 3. On National Issues. On national issues the convention declared as follows : "We adhere to the protective policy of the Republican party , which has Increased the revenues and not impeded - ed trade ; which has opened the doors of mills and factories to millions of American skilled mechanics and Is returning to them the higher wages which are the just recompense of their tolls. "The republican party recognizes that legitimate business fairly capitalized and honestly conducted , has Increased our industries at home and expanded our trade abroad and enabled us to successfully compete with foreign countries in the markets of the world , tut the Republican party is unalter ably opposed to all combinations of capital , under whatever name , having for their purpose the stilling of com petition and arbitrarily controlling pro duction or fixing prices. ' "For the nation's defense , for the strengthening of the navy , for the enlargement - largement of our foreign commerce , for the employment of the American Tvorklngman In mines , forests , mills , factories , and ship yards , for the en hancement of the value of farm prod ucts , wo favor such appropriates legis lation as shall make the seas give evi dence that American built , and Amer ican owned and American manned ships are carrying American foreign commerce to the four corners of the earth. It Is the wish of the Repub licans of Nebraska that every ship that carries American goods and Amer ican products Into the harbors of for eign nations shall sail under the Amer ican flag. "The Philippines are ours as the legitimate and crowning result of honorable orable- warfare , and wo hold them not lor barter or sale , but as a part of the nations ! domain , made sacred to us by the American blood whlc.li has been ehed to plant and maintain the Stars and Stripes upon the Islands of the Pacific ocean. Under the administra tions of Republican Presidents Mc- Klnley nnd Roosevelt , the people of those Islands have received the bene fit of American laws ; of being edu cated In schools conducted by Ameri can teachers ; their burdens are being lightened , their hearts are being glad dened ; their homes are being bright ened ; and their children are being dedicated to a wider and purer civiliza tion , and we shall ever guard and pro- Jcct them as an Inheritance as sacred to UB as are the principles of liberty and good government. The possession of those Islands , as a means of educa tion to our people of what lies beyond the Pacific and the awakening of our ideas to the possibilities of our future trade with that territory , has already proven a blessing of greater worth to us than tl < e entire cost of the war. "Wo congratulate not only ourselves , but the people at large , that the admin istration of our national affairs and our negotiations with foreign nations are being conducted by the courageous republican president , who knows no fear , who courts no favor , but who lores peace crowned with hon- r and In whose charge we bay * a Reeling of nerf c $ safety. and iccurlty ft president whom the Amwican people now desire to honor with second term as chief magistrate of the greatest nnd grandest nation of Ui rUi Theodore RooicvelU" WEDNESDAY WRINKLES. County Surveyor W. H. Lowe , is at- tendlnc to business nt Battle Creek. Miss Otelln Pllger goes to Stanton this evening to visit friends. Mrs. P. J. Farmer left this morning for a visit to Clinton , lown , her for mer home. Mrs. Ryder , of Marlon , Iowa , Is lu the city for n visit with her sister , Mrs. C. Rnsley. Mrs. T. E. Paddcn returned yoster- dny from n two weeks' visit with rel atives nt Pendur nnd West Point. Miss Jennie Nyland entertained n company of her young. lady friends at a pretty little party this afternoon. Dale , the 10-yenr-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Taylor of South Eighth street , Is suffering from an nbscoss on one of his lugs. Ernest Schultz will lunve tomorrow morning for Mnnltowoc , WIs. , where he has a good position as tuachcr for the coming year. Mrs. C. S. A. Bnrgelt accompanied her daughter , Mrs. C. S. Hayes , home last night from her visit with lown relatives nnd friends. Mrs. J. S. McClary Is just beginning to move about the house n little with the nld of crutches , after being laid up for six weeks with a broken ankle. Rev. J. F. Poucher is reported bet ter today , with prospects for constant improvement from now on. Ho hns been n very sick man during the past few dnys. Rev. nnd Mrs. S. F. Sharpless and daughter , Margaret , Jmvo just re turned from an extended drlvothrough Holt county. They have been gone two weeks. Chief of Police Martin Kane re turned todny from his trip to Hot Springs , where he went for n recre ation and n visit with his brother-in- law , Fred Hollngsworth. Mr. Holl- ingswortb is reported ns somewhat improved in health. Walter J. Sullivan died at Gordon on the 12th and his body was tnken through Norfolk to his old homo In Michigan Monday , by his father for Interment. He leaves n wife , formerly well known In Norfolk by her maiden name. Clara Fritz. Sullivan was but 21 years of nge and had been mnrrled to Miss Fritz but four nnd n half monvhs. Typhoid-malaria was the causu of his death. For Sale Twelve thoroughbred , but not registered , Duroc-.lersoy boar pigs , $8 ench , nt my plnco two miles west of Norfolk. August Rnasch. TRULOCK EXPLAINS TROUBLE. Writes a Letter Concerning the Base ball Mix-up Last Week. [ From Tuesday's Dally. ] Editor News : I noticed In the Issue of The News of August 10 , ah article under-the headlines , "More Thnn Two Gnmes" which refers to a "side show at the ball gn I e on Sunday afternoon. " If you will kindly allow mo spnco In your Interesting papar , I will say n few words about some of the perform ances that took place there. I will style this "scene ,2" ns the most inter esting act In the tragedy Is to follow In the nenr future , and renders of The News will bo looking forward to the finale of this drama. On Sunday nftcrnoon , August 9 , n number of boys began passing through my yard , and I was soon nrousud by n noise north of the house. Not over 250 feet from my residence were n mob of baseball fans , consisting of middle nged men , young men nnd boys. They howled nnd yelled while they took i'l the game. I approached a young tnan who hnd a Bat In his hand nnd naked hm who wns running the game. Ho didn't know. I told him I objected to their playing there , nnd nsked them to move on n block cast , as it annoyed me. Several assented , and did not seem offended. At this juncture , the fellow who assaulted me , styled "Captain Butch Mnrqunrdt , " rushed up , his sleeves rolled to the elbows , and shouted wildly , "You are a soru head and if you want to fight , here is your chance. " I told him I did not want to light and for him to goon. At this I parried off his blows with my right hand as well as I could. Af ter he hnd mnde many passes nt me , he landed n blow on my cheek. I dropped my glnsses nnd paper that I held In my hand during the time he was striking at mo. und prepared to defend myself , when his courage failed him and ho slunk nwny. I would nd- vise him to train , for If It takes forty or fifty passes for him to Innd one blow on the cheek of a man sixty years old , how many will it take to knock out a man 120 years old ? To the law abiding citizens of Nor folk , I wish to ask : Hns the time come when you will stnnd nsido nnd allow the sporting element of the city to invade the vacant lots Inside the corporate limits of the city , nenr your homes , mnrk out ball grounds , nssom- bio there on the Sabbath to play ball , yell nnd scronm ? Whllo they violate the laws of God and man and en courage your boys to do so , It Is an example to the children that will lend them to the bad. If you nro. then I hnvo mnde a mlstnno in asking thnt mob to move on. The one black eye ( not two , ns wns stated ) I consider a badge of honor to any citizen who has the courage to defend his home surroundings from invasion by a mob of base ball sports. J. A. Trulock. Two More Farmers Who Were Swindled by Fakir. ONE CAUGHT FOR $03 ; OTHER $05. They Have Served Papers In Elsley's Court to Attach the Precious Jewel. Shields Can Not Wear His Ring Again Just Yet. [ From WrdiiPfdny's Dully. ) The magnificent diamond which the smooth swindler representing the "New York Hospital company , of Ht Joseph , Mo. , left at the Citizens Na tional bank as a guarantee for his personal chuck , has attracted moro genuine interest than would bo ex pected upon an ordinary $ MO Invest ment. The stone has found Its way Into court and two of the farmers whom the smooth Mr. Shields convinced of their 111 health , have tiled papers in Judge Elsloy's court for attachment One of them was n victim for ff'i : nnd the other for $05 , notes for which the clever impostor still holds. They are prominent nnd well-to-do men and their notes nro as good ns wheat. They have served notice at the bank. KO that now no matter whuthor Shields cashes in or not , he will not wear the ring again right away. IIo left an address In Missouri , where It waste to bo sent to his wife. Each ono of these farmers wns per sundod by Shields that ho couldn't llvu very long unless he used the of fered remedy. Ho took the notes In advance , promising to send on the medlclno Inter , but hifi gnmo was un earthed nt the bank before ho left the city. The pnpers lu Judge Elsley's court nre returnable on August 2U. TEST THE GAME LAW , Dr. McMnhon of Newman Grove Ap peals From Conviction Under Law Protecting Quail. [ From Wednesday's Dally. ] Or. 1) . U. McMahou of Newman Grove , coroner of Madison county , W K. Harvey , and P. K. McKilllp of Pintle county , haveIlled a brief in the supreme premo com1 , , attacking the validity of the state law protecting game blids The men were lined $25 each for hav ing in their possession live quails. They contend that the lines Im posed wore Jiot. as required by the constitution , proportionate to the na ture of the offense. They Insist that even at ? 5 each for the birds found the lines would bo excessive , but they were lined $75 and but live birds were found. Greatly Reduced Rates via Wabash Railroad. Home visitors excursion to points In Indiana , Ohio nnd Kentucky , sold September 1st , 8th , 15th , and Octo ber C'ih. , nt very low rates. Long limit , returning. HALF FARE. Baltimore , Md. , and return , sold September 17th8th and lllth. Little Rock , Ark , and return , sold October and , 3rd and 4th. Dettrolt , Mich. , nnd return , sold Oc tober 14th , 15th'loth nnd 17th. Homeseekers' excursions to many points south and southeast , one way and round trip tickets sold the llrst and third Tuesdays of each month. The Wnbash Is the only line pass ing the world' fair grounds , giving all a view of the buildings and grounds Through connections. No bus trans fer this route. Elegant equipment consisting of sleepers , free reclining chair cars and high back couches , on all trains. Ask your agent to route you via the Wabash. For rates , folders und all information call at Wnbash city ofllce , 1001 Fnrnnm street , or address , Harry E. Mooros , Gen. Agt. , Pass. Dopt. , Omnhn , Nebr MIDDLE WEST TENNIS TOURNEY , Crack Players From Illinois , Iowa , Minnesota end Other States , There. [ From Monday's Dally. ] Omaha , Aug. 17. Special to The News : Crack tennis players of Illi nois , Iowa , Minnesota , Nebraska and several other stntes nro taking part in the annual middle west champion ship 'tournament , which opened today on the courts of the Omruha Field Club. The events consisted of gentle men's singles .and doubles. The win ner of the singles will bo called upon to play the middle west champion. F. R. Sanderson of Galesburg , 111. The winner of the doublus will play thu present champions , Messrs. Furns- wortli nnd Raymond. HOW SOME PAPERS GET IDEAS. A Story About the Tramps Was Taken From The News Without Credit. [ From Tucsday'a Dally. ] There Is a little story yolm ? the rounds of "patent Insldos , " tolling how the tramps use old papers. It is cred ited to the Ilnwarden Republican. It has appeared in local papers nnd in weeklies through this scullon. AH n matter of fact the eplsodons pub lished by The News and stolen out right by the pnpor In Hiwnrdun. Pa pers do not object to the clipping of tholr news Items. These nro mnroly statements of fact uud thcr dissem ination is perfectly professional. But on constructive work , by which is mennt editorials , unique little stories which hnvo required tiuio time than tholr saying to got tog ( liter or ldonn In the nbstrnet , expressed In n now wny or n different om > , the crnfv con- iddurs It good policy to glvo credit nnd unprofessional not to. The NOWB nlwnys appreciates thu compliment when Its mat lor Is deonu'd worthy of reprinting. Perhaps the greatest compliment , after all , Is to liavo another paper Htwnl the stories In nil attempt to glvo an Impression ; nal It Is an orlir'nnl ' bit of thinking On constructvo work work which has taken tlmu or In which the Iduns of the pnpor nro oxpresrod Instead of fact , credit Is deserved. That Is she * " " by the fact that the "patent Insldos" house wanted to glvo credit to MOIIIC- one. and gave It to the Hnwnrdrn Inde pendent hociuiHo the Independent lied. MATERIAL ARRIVES FOR ATTIC , Children Decomc a Nuisance nt Fed eral Building , but Business Men nre Welcome , Material for 'tho top Mourn of the United Stilton court house building and for the attic , IK arriving dally. With the tmmenso Htonon and machin ery Just put In , the signs of danger were absolutely necessary The mom trouble was oxperloneed from children who wanted 'io climb In and about the building and who were In constant puril from falling fragments Superintendent WIllliuiiH IH always glad , however to take any of the busi ness men of the city through the structure , or strangers who care to see the Inferior. It IH for the good of the public and the protection of the chil dren that the signs were put up. Letter List. List of letters remaining uncalled for at the postofllco nt Norfolk , Nub. , August 18 , 10011 : Henry Arhu , Huttlo AdauiH , Dale Theatre company , William T. Gamin , Oscar S. Hauscr , H. A. Howu , W. II Jackson , Hattlo Karal , W. A. Kiui ? niaiiii , K. J. Lewis ( It ) , John F. Lock. Mrs. Allcu Mitchell , H. H. Mage \ Mrs. Hanoi McCrtimb , A. C. Meliiilgan li" , Mrs. J. W. Pearson , II. M. Palsky , John Painter. Ada PIluH. H. 1C. Potter .1 Marlon Smith , M. 1) . , Win. ( ! . Stewart. .1. 13. Street (2) ( ) , Prof. Winterrlimor , Oscar WIlllaniH , Lou L. Woodnilf. If not called for In fifteen days will bo sent to the dead later olllco. Parties calling for any of the above plotisc say , "advertised. " John H. Hays. Postmaster. The Meadow Grovu hotel for sale or trade. Inqlureof Mrs. M. Storey , Mea dow Grove. SOUTH NORFOLK. [ From Momlny'H Dnlly.J Mrs. Will Hock and children left last night for Neligh to spend a few days. Mrs. F. Kolorn and son. and Mrs. Mike Mullen have gone to Tilden to visit wi'ih friends. Railroad men arc kept very busy just now , as the stock season , with Its hundreds of special trains , has begun. Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt. have gone to Clearwater to visit their daughter. They wore accompanied by Airs. Wil kinson and baby. Miss Hattlo Llnerodo and Miss Car rie. Roland , who have boon vlsi'iing at Missouri Valley with friends , have returned. MrtJ. R. J. Kckles left Saturday morning for Nevada , Iowa , with her nolce , who has boon visiting bore during the past two months. A delightful surprise party was given Saturday evening nt the homu of Mrs. Ora Livingstone , on Fifth street , in honor of Miss Lulu Living stone. [ From Tuesday's Dally. ) Mrs. Castle and Mrs , Emly have re turned from a trip to Omaha. Mrs. Spencer Miller has returned from a visit with her parents nt Til- den. Mrs. W. II. Livingstone goes to Til- den today to visit her sister and old- time friends. Mr. Kolorn has purchased two lots on Third street from Jack Welch am Intends to build. Lyinnn Miller Is today moving his family into the old Lovl Eddy house and Mr. Cummlngs Is nioving Into the Gerecke house , being vacated by Mr Mr. Miller. Mrs. Anna Koerber and children accompanied by her slster-In-law , left this morning for Hamburg , Iowa , foi a visit with friends. [ From Wednesday's Dally. ) Mrs. A. J. Ryul and daughter have returned from a trip to Missouri Valley loy and Fromont. Mrs. McPherson returned last eve nlng from a visit to Heomer , stopping at Stanton on her way homo. fFrom Thursday's Daily. ) Mrs. HllsH of Ponca IH a guest o Mrs. L. A. Mllor. Miss Eugenia Hnrphmnn has gouo to Gross for a visit with Miss Mlno Moollck. Mr. and Mrs. Lyinnn of Englo Grove lown , nro visiting nt the homo of thol daughter , Mrs. Case. Mrs. Uon Walker and Mrs. Wil White went to Omaha yesterday morning , returning last evening. Mr. nmj Mrs. Taylor hnvo stored tholr household goods nnd gene Vo Clmdron to make their homo for th present. Thought Girl Was Rich and She Thought He Was. NOW SHE WANTS A DIVORCE. Wife of Wm. H. Robinson Tells Her Alleged Wrongs to an Omaha Court. She has Employment In the Gnte City. ( From TlmrcOnv'H Dully. ] The Omaha lleo of today contains ho following Interesting bit of ill- oreo court gossip. The only llobln- on In the Norfolk city directory IH Vm II. , whose residence IH given as ioutli Fourth street , and occupation hat of a farmer , lie Is a mini about 5 years of age , and therefore not an oung nnd gay as Intimated In til' leo article , which folows : "Tho nhmirdlly of marrying for lonoy Is the moral drawn from a po- Itlon ( lied In the district court. It ecltoH without frills the girl's side f the case and seeks to tell from her tandpont how a pretty stenographer f Columbus. Neb , wan lured by false iromlses Into marrying a gay young nan at Norfolk. Tin- sum total of heir married life lasted but u few veeks In January , whOu the girl cnmo o Omaha , found work and now wants o resume her maiden name and pro- ogatlves. "They were married at Columbus. Ho represented to me,1 substantially ays the girl's petition , 'that ho had ; 7f > 0 In the bank and a nice , comfort- bio homo at Norfolk. Upon arriving it Norfolk 1 was conducted to a dirty oem without furniture , which rescin ded , a hog pen moro than n residence. ' "Two days later , she says , her bus- tand , William H. Robinson , admitted o her that he had no money or prop erty and was minus-oven a Job. It vas then , asserts the wife , that ho bowed himself to bo u 'cruel , do- iraved and evil hearted man , ' and ursed and abused her and threatened ler with loaded revolvers. "According to Ho/.ena , William told icr that liu thought that she had noney uud that wan why ho married ler for that purpose and to bu his bluvo and work for him. "Hi1 continued his Inhuman trent- iient with the threats and looks of t lunatic , ' declares the petition , nnd if tor ten days of this perl'oniiiince 'o/.ciui ' Melt him foiever and can luvor live with him. ' Itoblnsou lives it Norfolk. " PAT HAD A TERRIBLE TANK ON , People In the Region of South Second Street Were Frightened by the Fellow. IFiom ThuriMlny'H Dully. ) People in the vicinity of the Lincoln school building , were terribly fright- i ned yei.terday afternoon by the pe- cular actions of OIKS Pat Lnrklu , who md nmbleil down Into the South Sec.- Hid street region with an enormous ng. The residents thought the fellow was allllcted with epileptic llts , and i hurry up call to the polled landed Chief Kiuio In n cab at the spot. Pat md a big load to carry and had fallen iff the water wagon full force. This morning he began to lay out the line , with a fare of bread and water. THURSDAY TIDINGS. Saturday is circus dny. J. N. Hundlek was In Omaha ycstor- dny on business. Tonight Is the regulnr meeting night of the city council. Miss Fra/.ur , of Boulder , Colo. , Is visiting in the ctly. Mrs. Bailer left todny for Chicago for a visit with her daughter. Everett Carrlck went to Plalnvlcw todny to take In the street fair and carnival. Miss Eva Carpenter returned last night from n flvo weeks' visit with friends nt Lincoln. The express company has received nnd placed In service n hnndsomo now delivery wagon. Miss Sisson returned last night from n vacation trip to Omaha , Kan sas City and St. Joe. Ernest Shultz leaves tomorrow for Manltowoc , Wisconsin , after having spent his summer vacation at homo. L. P. Pnsownlk left this morning fern n two weeks' vacation. Ho will divide his time between Omaha and Chicago. Mrs. J. S. "Watts , of Cheyenne , Wyo , arrived last night for n visit with her parents , Mr. and Mrs. J.AIlbory , South Fourth strut. Miss Wllcox. who has been a guest of her friend , Miss Irene Dexter for ton days , left today for her homo In Grlswold , Iowa. H. E. Hardy returned last evening from his trip to the Grand Encamp ment district in Wyoming , where ho has mining Interests. A number of racing horse's have been passing through the city the past few days to attend the rnco meet nt Hattlo Crock cnrly In September. Mnterlnl Is on hand for thecoiistruc- tlon of purninnont walks around the high school building nt the corner of Philip avenue nnd Sixth street. The Eagle norlo on oust Norfolk nvenuo is assuming n sky blue front , to indicate , no doubt , that they arc way up in the nlr and feeling good. The work of putting a hnndsomo now stool colling on the Odd Follow hall was commenced todny by S. F. Dunn and W. L. Korn. It Is to bo one of the latest nnd handsomest cell- ItiKH lu the city when completed. Thu Madison band was lu the city over night enrouto to Plnlnvluw where It will furnish music for the Rtrcot fair and carnival now In progresH there Rov. Hubert Robert Is visiting nt the home of his piiri-nta at Plcrco to day and expects to leave for his now Hold of work In southern Minnesota Tuesday. Rev. J. .P Mueller. Prof. M. Hlngor nnd Prof. Htellln of Christ church nnd pnrochlal school nre attending the con ference of the Missouri synod nt Hampton , Noh. Mrs. Hlchard Rhoerke , who with her sister from New York , ban been n guest at the home of her brother , Ernest Hut-/ , returned to her home In Ilosklus today. Mrs. J. 11. llnrnoM gave an afternoon yesterday to about sixty of her friends nt her home. 1001 Norfolk avenue. A sumptuous repast was served on the lawn at G o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Slegler loft to dny for their home In Michigan after n visit with Mrs. Hleglnr's parents , Mr. and Mrs. F. Pnsownlk , nnd other relatives and friends. Miss Nettle Allbery leturnod last night from n two weeks' visit with Miss Wood at Mankato , Kansas. Miss I tattle Allbery met her at Lincoln and accompanied her home. George Stalcop has contracted to raise the house lit the corner of Philip avenue and Fifth street , the property of Dan Craven , on which Important repairs will soon bo made. James H. Fain , superintendent nt the Norfolk United Hlntes court house , WIIH called to .lonesboro , Tenn. , today , by a dispatch announcing the sorlomi Illness of his mother , llu Itift on the noon train. Miss Jessie Hnnimon , who bus been the guest of Victoria Nellson , nt her homo south of the city , leaves today for Howells , Nub. Miss Hammou him been spending thu summer with her mother at Lynch. L. Mason was In the city today from Pierce on his way to his new home at Spokane , Wash , where his family IH already located , lie has disposed of the balance of his slock and left to day for the coast. The police are having a bad ( line with bums just now. The tramps land In the ( own and make a nuisance of themselves lu n general way until some blue coated olllcer comes along and shows them the way out. Miss .Icnnlo McCormlck left at noon for Lynch to take a position on the Lynch Journal , which Is published by n brother of City Clerk McFarlaud. Miss McCormlck was for a number of years a compositor on Thu News. Miss Dorothy Halter was hostess at nt little picnic for friends at Tnft'H grove , on the Elhhornyesterday after noon. The afternoon was delightful In every way lor the pleasure ) and fun enough was had lu n do/un different ways. There will not be services at either thu St. Paul or Christ Lutheran church next Sunday owing to the fact that thu ministers and teachers of both congregations nre absent from the city attending the conferences of th1 two synods. Madison avenue , on Eighth and Ninth streets , Is now receiving some needed attention from the street com missioner and bis force , to drain off stagnant pools of water that have been features there for a number of years , alter heavy rains. The Norfolk small boys nnd n num ber of the old ones nre on the pin nacle of expectation nnd anticipation of the shows Hint will nppear In Nor folk Saturday tor two performances. The same show Is billed for several dntes up the Honostecl branch. A conference of the Wisconsin synod of the Gorman Lutheran church Is being hold this week at Hadar and Is being attended by n large number of the ministers and tenchers of that church In this section of Nebraska. A conference of the Missouri synod Is likewise being hold In thu southern part of thu state. The twenty-second annual reunion of the Pioneers and Old Settlers ns- soclntlon of Dakota comity will be hold at Clinton park , Dakota City , Thursday , August 127. A rate of one fare for the round trip has been of fered by the Omaha from nil stntions , north of Cnlhoun. An excellent pro gram of music nnd speaking to bo followed by sporting events , has been arranged. Invitations bnvo been received by Norfolk friends for the mnrrlngo of Miss Lottie Mno Leo , formerly of Nor folk , to Mr. Andruw Houston , nt Belle- view , Neb. , Wednesday evening , Sep tember 2 , nt 8:110 o'clock. Mr. nnd Mrs. Houston will bu nt home after September 13 nt Benedict , Neb. Miss Leo will be remembered ns the eldest ( Inughtur of Mr. nnd Mrs. C. H. Lee , who were nt one time In the Norfolk college. She has been teaching school nt Neligh for the past two years. STREET CARS COLLIDE , One Jumps Track at St. Louis and Crashes Into Another Seven Injured. St. Louis , Aug. 20. Special to The News : A street car on one of the lines of this city jumped the truck todny while bowling along at n fair speed. It crashed Into a car approach ing nnd seven persons wore injured , eovcral of them seriously.