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TIIK NORFOLK WEKKL.Y . NKWS-JOt'KNAI ' , : I < MUIAY ) , AlHIt'STHO , 1)07 ! ) ,
L IS OIL COMPANY PRESENTS ITS SIDE OF THE STORY. w CLAIMS TIMES OUT OF JOINT Directors of the Standard Oil Com pany Have Issued a Pamphlet , Some of Which Came to Norfolk , to Show That They Have Been Abused. A pamphlet betting forth their aldo of the cabo has been received In Noi- folk fioiu dlicctois of thu Slnmlnid OH company. The pamphlet has been Is Btied lor dlHlilbulion among the com pany's employes nnd stockholder nnd a copv ol It Is being sent to newa pap ers. The pamphlet contains a shott Inttoductlon fiom the directors. In which Is set foith their views of the $29- : 10,000 line loeentiv Imposed b > Judge .Landls of Chicago , and this Is followed by thlity-t\so pages of edi torial oxtincts fiom a number of news- papcis and magu/ines which declaio that the line was meiely a play to the galleries and that the piesent con ditions of the public unrest , manifest In continued attacks upon Industries , Is bound to lead to disaster. Following Is the Intioductory In the pamphlet : The dli colors of the Standard Oil company , In pi luting this pamphlet , deslio to emphasise lor the half mill ion ot people direct ! } Intelested in its vvelfnie the assuiiincoot the comp.iny'B w absolute Innocence of wrongdoing In any of the piosucutlons latelj Institut ed against it In the ledcinl com Is. Paitlculiirly is this fao in the lecent Chicago A : Alton H. 11. cube , made no toilous by the sensational line ot $29 , 240 , 000 Imposed on the Standard Oil company ol Indiana. It bhould be Known as wldelj as pos sible that this Is no ease of lebato 01 dlbctlminatloii , but simply of the leg ality of a iieight late. It should be known that the \eullct was obtained by the go\eminent upon the most hah- splitting technicality , aided by tlioiig oious exclusion of evidence that would have lomoved all piebumutlou ol guilt. If the judgement In question be allowed to stand the company will bo forced to paj $20,000 ( that is , llllv times the value of the oil ) for evei } cm load can led over the Alton road dining two jeais at an open 0 cent late a into used over thiee com peting lalhoads for from ten to foui- teen yeais ! The tilal judges refused to allow pi oof that the 0 cent rate had been Hied by the Chicago & l astem Illinois , and was , theiefoie , a "legal rate" Ho icftibcd to allow proof that linseed oil , lor iiibtancc , was can led at S cents , and other bulk commodities as low as 5 cents. Ho Insisted that IS cents was the onb legal late foi oil when no one had ever paid it , and when it was antlioiltively svvotn that It did not apply to oil. The cabo has been taken on appeal to the higher courts to which we must look for that calm judgement which will lescue the rights of the citl/sen from the Held of public clamor and fiom the domain of vindictive politics. So perblbtent nnd adroit has been the waifare waged with all the overpow ering authoilty of the fedeial admin- Istiation against the Standtrd OH com pany , that jit has been manifestly dllllcult to get a fair hearing befoie the public or a largo portion of the press , the latter to Its great harm , swaved alike by socialistic outcry from below and political pressure from above. As proof of the latter It may be noted that In the president's message of May 4 , 1900 , attack was made on the Standaid OH company for the pur pose of forcing the passage of the bill remitting the duty on denatured al cohol a measure In which the com pany was not Interested. On May 17 , 190C , the issue of Commissioner Gar- field's report on petroleum transporta tion , a tissue of old misrepresentations was timed to Influence the Hepburn rate bill then before congress. On May 20 , 1907 , while Judge Landls had still under consideration the judge ment In the Chicago & Alton case , Commissioner Smith's Illogical nnd partlban report on pipe made public. The commissioner's second report on peti oleum pi Ices and pioflts a wholly false deduction from In complete facts was sent In ad vance to the press for publication on August 5 In the knowledge that Judge Landls would pronounce judgement on August 3. Here suiely Is evidence of a combination Influencing all souices of public opinion , disturbing the ord erly dispensation of jiibtlco , sanction ing In advance and suppoitlng when made , the most sonoatlonal opinions nnd judgementb hostile to the com pany What motive underlies the campaign of defamation need not heio bo dis cussed , but for all. friends and foes , it is roitoiated that the Standard Oil companj Is cairylng on a widespread bubinoss of great moment to the pios- perlty of the Ameiican people in ab solute obedience to the soundest pi In clples of business nnd to the spirit and letter of the law. Attacks upon It of the Kind dcsciibcd are aimed at the nation's Industrial and mercantile life. It is encouiaging , timid the fury of the hour , which absails so many cor porations , nil organl/ed industry and all wealth , to know that scores of edi tors thioiiKh fho countiy , on examln ntlon of the facts have forcibly and clearly expressed their opinion that the gientest wrong has been done to the Standard Oil company. Following their example , It Is blncorcly hoped that edltois who have passed hasty Judgement on the company will also examine the facts and reach Just coiv elusions. That our friends may know more fully how the truly Independent arc upholding right and honesty , a few editorial comments ere appended , following Mr. Moffctt's public state ment on the Alton case. Each ono ol the articles and extracts will repay reading. As a sample of the editorial ex tract H piIntid those reprinted in the pamphlet fiom the New YoiK 1 lei aid and fiom Leslie's WeeKly ore heio given "State Ownership of Everything" This the Standard Oil dlrectois re- pilnt fiom the Now Yoik Herald : If Mr. Bonapaito. the attorney gen- eial , has not been misquoted ho fauna i policy big with menace for AHUM lean ndUHtiy and commeice. After making he annouiii'i'iiieiit that his department would piosoculo all luwbicukorH a somewhat uiiiiecoasaiy nnnounciMueut , 'or If the line Imposed on the Stand ud Oil compan.veie upheld the Kovoinmont might "appoint a receiver .o opeiate the convicted tins ! " The loxlenl apt Mention of such a- nn/.lng views would place the slate In contiol ol all pioiluctlon anil exchange In oilier woids , of the coiiinieu-o and ndimti.v of the entlie countn. A -lunge hi ought against any comp.ni > n' coipoiatlon might le-sult In the tin- msltloii ol a flushing line , ami , llnullv n the appointment of an olliclul re- jclvoi "to opcmtu the convicted" com- .Miij . or coipoiatlon. The govern- iiciit , In fact , would bo in a position o tieat any eiilng Industiinl or com- neiclal oigaiil/ntton as a ImnKiupt or would be able to lorce bankiuptcy up- ni It and take over Its dliectlon. Thus n a hhoit space ol time the American joveinment may ilnd Itself opeiatlng allioads , dliectlng the lion and steel 'ti usts" and making shoes , peddling ictroleum and dealing in undoi clothing uu ! hosleiy. The creation of a socialistic blalc nay not be the conscious aim of the 'muck rakeis , " but their effoiLs tend n th.it dliectlon. Hellectlvo people , tow ever must wonder whether the nomeiit has not come to call a halt. Jliciimstances aio combining to e\- ) ese the danger In the sysematlc bali ng ol "capital , " the lulling agaiiibt ho "tilists , " the vehement and Ig lorant deminratlon of "monopolies" ind the Incessant efforts of politicians to obtain biipport by truckling to the passions of the envious and Idle. Such n policy can only tesult in the lisloention of tiade and the lestilctlon ) f Industiy. It the objects of thobc A ho aio can.vlng on the campaign weie actually to iiiln the small Invest- > r and flighten away foielgn capital ihej could not succeed moio admli- ibly than thej aie doing. The slump in Wall sreet has been lelt pnlnfnllv n thousands of homes , anil foreign nvestois , in the present clicuin- stances , aio not likelj to come foi- ivard. "Time of Frenzied Politics. " And this extiact the oil people re- pi hit fiom Leslie's Weekly : II , as Judge Lanilis appears to hold , any shipper who accepts a rate lioin the agent of a i.illioad , without taking the piecaiitlon t'o go 01 send to Washi ngton and abceitaln If that is the rate legally Hied with the Interstate com- meice commission , can be Indicted , found guilty , nnd sentenced to pay a penalty of $20,000 for cveiy shipment , even if Innocently made then some thing Is wrong with the law 01 with our couits of justice. Of couise , alter having fixed the maximum penaltv in the case of the SUindaid Oil , Judge Landls cannot be expected to stnltity himself by fixing a lower penalty for anj other offender who is hauled into his couit , for ho hab established the precedent and must abide by it. If lie seeks lefuge behind the allega tion that the Stnndaid Oil company hould be heavily penalized because , since its organization in 1872 , cover ing a peilod of thirty-five yeais , Its profits have been more than $700,000- 000 , or at an aveiage of about $20,000- 000 per annum , what soit of a penalty would he inflict on a corporation like the United States Steel corporation , which , at Its piesent late of earnings , will make a profit $700,000,000 in less than four jears , or at the rate of nearly $200,000,000 a year ! Not long ago It was the proudest boast of the American people that our industiies were surpassing In magni tude those of all other nations. The [ irosperity of the United States has : > een great because of the prosperity of our Industrial interests. The steel corporation with Its army of ono him- died thousand employes , the Standaid Oil with sixty thousand men on its industrial pay-roll , exclusive of official and clerical staff , and all the lines of manufactures which are thriving as they are in no other conntiy , and which are fighting valiently for now markets at home and abroad , are the principal factors in securing the wealth of the Ameiican nation. The day will come when the sober judg ment of those who think for them selves , and who think in the light of experiences both pleasant and bitter , who can iccnll other periods of pros- perltj as well as periods of adversity and the "souphouse , " will look back upon this time of frenzied politics with imiisement ami Indignation. LUTHERANS RE-ELECT OFFICERS This Was the Most Important Transaction - action at Hoskins Meeting. The 10 election ot the old officers , Uev. Theo. Biaener of Hadar , presi dent , Uev. John Witte of Noifolk , vice- prcbidont , H W. Xutz of Norfolk , trcas- uier , was among the ( list Important Itojus of ousiness to be transacted by the meeting of the Nebtaska Lutheran churcHes of the Wisconsin synod at Hobklns. The olllceis elected will seive for the coming three yeais. Trcasuier 13. W. ZtiU was in Hoskins Filday afternoon , piesenting his re port to the state sjnod. About fifteen Nebraska churches compose the Ne braska district synod. The meeting nt Hoskins will adjourn Tuesday. Rev. G. Pieuss of Winsido was chosen as a delegate to the national synod. Advertise for n furnished room If you want to find one In a particular locality not represented In the ads. today. Money Is not as scarce as opportu nltles. If jou can offer a good Invest ment , a business opportunity ad. will find investors. SMITH BROTHERS OF NEWPORT LIKELY TO COME. SEE ADVANTAGES IN NORFOLK C. A. Smith of Newport Came to Nor folk Yesterday to Look Over the Town He Said His Finn Had Prac tically Decided to Locate Here , Noifolk will piobubly be mndo ( ho nil so maiket of not them Nebraska ind southern South Pnkolu l Smith Biothois of Now pot I , known o News loaders as the foimdom of an oxlotiMvo hoi'HO mtiikol nt that point , lave piacllcally decided lo lomove h ( > lr ostiihllHhmcnt to Not folk and will , eiv Soon dellnltely determine. C. A. Smith , one of the llrm members , was n Not folk M'slonluy to look over the situation. Ho met a number of busl- IONS men nml locclved heaily tnvlln- Ions fiom all KOUICCS to locate heio Jordlal coopcintlon In making the ilg hoi so sales a success , was prom- sed. Mr. Smith went homo nt noon 'eellng moie than ever that Noifolk IH .he location for his business Norfolk's excellent ralhoad fnclll- .los , hotel accommodations and the Ike , appealed to Smith Biothois. I'liey leall/o that live lines of inlltoad vlll build for them n bigger business than is possible on one line. Here hey would be neaier the buyers and shipments could be made out on the mine night of sales. Smith Idothois sell many carloads if hoibcs monthly. Their buvers 'omo ' fiom as far cast as Indiana , leio they would be Independent of Omaha and Sioux City , and jet would ujoy as much advantages. SATURDAY SIFTINGS. Miss Iiwln of Nollgh Is In Noifolk oday. J. Wallace of Nellgh Is In the city today. Geoigo D. Buttoi field Is homo from Omaha. J. II. Pile of Wayne was In Norfolk estei day. Miss Kdith Viclo is In Lincoln on a short visit. Fitink Hamilton nnd Miss Margno- He Hamilton went to Battle Creek today. Father Alboits anlvcd homo Satur- lay fiom Nollgh. M. Ulchardson of Madison was In Norfolk over night. Miss Clara Schram left at noon for a short visit In Chicago. W. J. Stadolmnn left this morning on a buplness tilp to Omaha Will Stafford Is liomo fiom n two iveeks' \lslt to Grand Island. Misses Matilda Solso and Winnie Pike have relumed to Newman Grove Olio Miller , a Northwestern car re pairer , was ordered to Ciclghton yes terday. Miss Maude Beach and Ray Beach of Meadow Grove were in Norfolk > es- terday. V. A. Nenow will leave tomorrow on visit to Denver nnd Colorado Springs. Ho will be away about two iveeks. Mrs. Henry Haase and daughter ar rived home Friday evening from a vis- t to Mrs. Haase's former homo at Merrli , Wls. Mrs. C. H. Groesbeck , who Is now n Chicago , will return within ten days or two weeks. Her father Is recover- ng his health. Richard Korth , who has been visit- ng in Norfolk , will leave tomorrow for Schwenk , Cole , where ho works In a sugar factory. E. E. Miller , a traveling salesman , s laid up this week with a sprained cnee , caused by an accident while on ils trip this week. Miss Matilda Herrmann returned Saturday noon from Pierce , where she ins been attending the Pierce county : cachers' Institute. Rev. J. C. S. Wcllls went to Omaha Saturday noon In connection with his position as canon In the Episcopal nthedral at Omaha. Mrs. E. IStcar will leave Sunday morning for Chicago to purchase her fall stock. John Duncan , construction engineer for the Norfolk Long Distance Tele phone company , left this morning for Milcago to arrange for the additional hlpmont of telephone supplies to Norfolk. George Dudley , sr. , arrived home last evening from a shoit visit to Oak land , Iowa. ' Robert Mills and ( laughter , Miss Lena Mills , were expected home Satur day evening from an Iowa visit. Mrs. Shafors of Chicago and Miss Welch of Clinton arc In Norfolk on a visit witli their brother , Jack Welch. Mrs W. M. Ralnbolt will leave the middle of the coming week to join her husband at their new homo in Omaha. Misses Jennet and Ruth Bell of Omaha , who have been the guests of Norfolk relatives , returned home to day. day.Mr. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Taylor and Mrs. S. E. Saunders returned homo last evening frefm a visit to the races at Nellgh. A score of young people were the guests of Miss Rosella Cole Friday evening at a hayrack party. After a moonlight drive to Hadar the party re turned to Norfolk , where light refresh- mcnts were served at the residence of Dr. H. J. Cole. The guests o the evening wore : Miss Bell of Omaha , Miss Gladys Jenkins of Madison , Misses May Johnson , Ruth Shaw , Lois Gibson , Melllo Bridge , Nola Walker and Georgia Blakeman , Charles Lan M . riinn llaub , Spencer Mullet li Id. Untold ( low , Aichlo Gow , Hey .nlU ni Sam I'lHklnn and Loiln doughty , Itinti to Mr and MIH Thomaii Wood > T tln > Junction , a daughter. Alb'ii Kiihn thin \\iM > k went nut on ils Hint tun IIM a NoilhvvoHti'in ongl- HUT. Ho IB now uinnlnt ; out of ( . 'had- on. Mount it A. Moo ol Lincoln IIIIH Hold a collngn on the coiner of 1-Mflli street and Pin I ; aveiuto to Men. J. L tuldwln The NebuiHlm Ti'lophnno company inn. iK'coidliig ( o Lincoln paporH , iskcd the ralli end commission forpor- sKldii to ii'diico rates at Noifolh and it Sidling At the local olllce It was tali'd that the oompanv VVIIM IIH | < | UK or pcimlKKlon lo make certain lediic- .IOIIH tu local loll rates out pf NoifolU mil that the iciiuest had been Died n l May. T. M Iloidc of Central City , owner > f a big rccdim I'stiibllHhmeiit at NeIgh Igh , has iHuiued fiom n dip over esliin town , noithciu Mtssouil , lorlhcrii Kansas and Houthcin Xolnun it. HiHSI.SH . that coin In thu Klkhoiu valhv | H mipeiloi to any he found I xl ThuiHtliiy IIUH been designated is Noi folk Commeiclal club dav at ho I'li'ico inueH. Owing to the big unntcui baseball game which Is to bo ) lu.vi'il he'io on Friday , It Is dealied that everjbody who can will auange o attend the Pleico nice.s on ThuiHiliiy ifloiuoon. Pat Slanton of Tllden and M. M Son nliciger , Htaitor at the Nellgh aces , ciented excitement on Nellgh sdoi ts yi'Htoidny. They maiched .hioiiKh lown with a llilileon pound niff.ilo fish dangling fiom thdr shoul- leib They had been towing Just whnt iaiHUM'S line they stuick Ihej lid not explain. Nmlolk Democial : Gone lluse has ) oen busy the past vveeK pulling up illlhoaidH and olherwlso pi opining for the coming enleilaliimi-nlH at the An lltnilum lor next vslutci. Gene Is all light and will glvo the people of this 3ltj HOIIIO excellent shows dining the coming season. Watch for his new sign. 11 is a beauty Supieino Judge J. B Bainos on next Tuesday will deliver an addiess at he old settlois' leunlon and picnic at MaitiiiHbuig In Dixon counly. Fiom 1871 to 1SSS Mr. Barnes was a lesldent if Ponca and his acquaintance In that noitlu > iii county Is still wide. Judge Bailies will also accept on Invitation to a picnic at Dakota Clly on Thurs day. day.The The supeilnlendont and leacheis of the Madison county Institute deslio to Indb thank the Noilolk comnieiclal club for the entertainment ptovlded tlnoiiKli their effoits Tilday afternoon. They also deslio lo thank the hospital nithorltles and candy mamifactuierH of the city for their Kindness In per mitting them to visit the asvlum and candy factoiy. It Is a foitunato man In Noifolk who loesn't think that ho has the hay fiver and It's an exceptional man in the city who hasn't a severe cold. The extremely cold nights of the past two weeks has resulted in the greaterpait of Norfolk laking cold. In many cass - s pneumonia or other complications mvo threatened , resulting In a boom n the local physicians' practice along : hcse lines. In the race between the new high school building and the Noithwestern lepot , the depot has all the oest of the race. The brick walls of the new lepot arc rising above the cement foundation while the stone foundation of the new high school building Is Just up to the surface level. The entire basement nnd foundation of the new depot Is constructed of cement. The : lepot la to be finished by the first of ; ho new year , the high school two weeks later. The new street grader ordered by : he city council for use on the city strcts has been received In Norfolk. The grader will be put In commlsson it once by the street committee. A Ight two wheel grader , the new road machine can bo operated much more economically than the old cumber some grndeis. The new machine can 1)0 ) operated at n cost of about $5 a lay as against a dally expense of about $11 Incurred by the big graders. The only objecllon to the new machine Is that It Is a good road preserver but not a road maker. Save that Mndlson county school teachers aio young and for the most part only about three years out of the lilgh school. It Is Impossible to give statistical information touching the aveiago age of the county teachers The Information blank that the county uperlntendents furnish provides for this information but It Is Invariably slighted by the teachers. And no re liance can bo put on the answers .that are turned In for the fancy of the pretty school marms runs both up and down on the ago scale Norfolk's experience with the teachers' Instltuto Ibis week has dispelled the "old maid" calumny that tradition has wrapped about the teaching profession. Most of the teachers are not long from the high schools nnd the school boards complain 'that they marry with sur prising frequency. Forty-four people wealing badges proclaiming "Norfolk , Commercial Center of North Nebraska , " went to Nellgh yesterday afternoon to attend the races. A largo crowd had gone up In the morning nnd another crowd had been there all week , so that It was estimated by President Burnham of the Commercial club that there wore fully 100 Norfolk people on the grounds. Among those who went yes terday wcro : Mr. nnd Mrs. J. C. Stltt , Mr. nnd Mrs. S. M. Braden , Mr. and Mrs. 0. II. Reynolds , Mr. and Mrs. J. B Mnvlaid , Mi mid MM ( i < nti II t'hilsloph , Mi. and MIH. N B Dolxon. Mr and Mis. I , A Molho.'Mt. and MIH N A lliiHo. Mr. and MIH. (1 B Din liiml , MIH W. N HUHO , Mrn A J. | ) ur linid , MIH JOIIIH , Judge J. M. BariioH. lloimau Wlntoi , A. In-Kiior , Anton Iliiclilmly , 10 B Kimrrnmii. John I lor- iiinnii , ( \ W. l.iimont , M f llnwi , W. II. I'OWOIH , W. M. Hoffman. l . M Mar it-It , K. II. BoolH. Allhniigji Iho now law linn brought Impiovomotil Iho prncllpn of Norfolk IIO.VH In Jumping nil moving' linliiH mill oonllniioH Thin hiihlt of hoy-H In "catching on" for llltlo rldo IK now In plain violation of a now law and Is nllll HO wldoHpioad that triilnmon ooiiRldor It nn nlmolulo At the NorlhwoHtoin'H up town dopdt the nriuHlon of nnntrlilnn llltlo ildi-H Is ooannon nnd IIOVH nlm > board moving ( ratlin nt thn .luiicllnii and IMilou Pacific ilopiilH. Knglnu r Smith of HIQ NorthwoHlorn IH ono of the rnllinndoiH who linn hln nhaio of Hoiiblo of Iho kind Only hint woolt ho ciimo tioar iiinnlng over ti > OUIIK mini who Is a filoud of bin The vouiig man playfully cniiRhl on Iho coal car , and ( hen foil down so thai ho wan foici-d lo grab hold of Iho Hldoslop to save hlmtiolf Mr Smith Htoppod the onglno ami took occasion to Hovoioly icpilmunil the pormm who oniiHod the ae-cldont. "I would have had him aiiesled had I had the boat I to do II , " said Hngluoor Smith , "but ho wan a fi lend of mlno and 11 was ho who came near gelling hut I , I could not Ilnd It In mo lo do my duly. " LaHl Sunday morning thoio WIIH the imiial activity among the sports of Our- don , Nob. , and soon buggies loaded with guiiH , dogs and other hunting piiinpliornnliu , wcio speeding iholr vvnv lo Iho haiinta ol Iho eaily bird In ipii-Hl ol Iho worm. Stiito Oamo Wai don , Coo I , . Tailor , who mlived In the cltv the ovenlng before , iinan niinnccd , wan an InloioHlIng spectator ol the niovomonlH and derided to lur- iv In the loun imlll Iho homo coming of the unmmpocllng vlohiloin of the Htnlo game laws W f ! Tiaiib , a weal thy lumber ami coal dealer of flordnn , WIIH Iho HiH ! victim lo full Into Iho wily waidon's net HlH buggv was soaiched and the HfoloHB lomnlns of eight gioiiHo v\oie diaggod fiom beneath - noath the neal After duo legal pie COBS , Iho blidu wondlHlrihiilod among Iho mliilstorH , bankoiH and olhorn of the- needy of the community and Iho iiiifoilunnla vlollm who was found wltli Iho goodH In bin | > ORHPHHOII | was nsROHHod Iho iiHiial linn of $5 per and Irlmmlngs , which In this case mummi ed to almost a wlnler's supply of hard coal Ship Young , who accompanied Mr. Ttniib as drlvoi , was lucky to OH capo with the mild penalty of a 10- pilmuml bv the stnto wurdon and Iho pioinlso to bo good In Iho fuliiio n.nh- m ss ( dining on and a severe wind and dust Mm in i aging UKw.ii - don fiom making nuiiu iou olhor in- tests. CONVOCATION OF SIOUX HELD ON ROSEBUD. SUNDAY WAS A MAMMOTH DAY The Convocation of Christian Sioux Indiana North of Valentine Drew About 2,500 People for Sabbath Ser vices Rain Came at 5 O'clock. Valentine , Neb , Aug 20. Special to The News : Sunday was the big day at the Christian Indian convocation now being held on the Rosebud by the Episcopal church of the diocese of South Dakota. It Is one that will long be retained In the memory of both the Indians and whites. The weather was superb up to G o'clock , when the ser vices weie Interrupted by a thunder storm causing all to seek shelter. The grand services stalled at 9:30. : Head ed by two blbhops , the priests , native and white , las men and catechlsts and follovsed by the Indians , each tribe with its own banner , making a long procession of about 2,500 , they marched to the pavilion where a celo bratlon of the holy communion was held by Bishop Coadjutor Johnson , ter which a sermon was delivered by him. Taking Ills te.xt from the gospel according lo SI. John 15:11 : , "Yo are my ft lends It you do whatsoever I command > oii , ' ' ho dollvoi oil a maslor- fill and forceful address , eloquently yet plainly , so that all the Indians might undeistnnd. At 2 o'clock a mass meek Ing of the baby's blanch was held In the pavilion. At 2:30 : general asscm bly was held by Bishops Hare and Johnson , assisted by some of the priests. At 3:30 : the women's meeting was continued. A service In English was to be held at G o'clock but Just at that lime a sovcro rain and wind storm came up which shut off all communi cation and It is feared did considerable damage. Monow ! Booming. The Northwestern Mercantile com pany have put In a ? 10,000 stock of merchandise In the OpocensKy build ing. Hcie they have the best location In town. , J. W. Newell has icnted the building south of the Northwestern Mercantile company's now store and Is putting In an ? S,000 stock of furniture nnd farm Implements. Joe Knlhawy , who re cently resigned his place with thoNje- Schneider-Fowler company , will manage - ago the store. J. W. Packard has purchased a $7- 000 stock of clothing , which ho has moved Into the M. W. A. hall until ho can secure a better location. A LAROi : GATHERING OP CHRIS TIAN RliDS. t ON THE ROSCUUD RESERVATION Whnt In Onlil to be Perhaps the L.iry- ' oat Gathering of Oloux liullnita Ever Assembled In Time of Pence , lo Now Camped on the I'rnlrlo. Ynli'tillno , Neb , Aug 2l8n.'dnl lo I'ho NOWH. I'oilmpM the InigoBt pooro- iblc coimicKatlon of Hlous Indlatm vi r nimcmhloii nt ono tlnio ivro now Million d In con vocal Ion at St. Mary'a -.rlmid , an KplHcopnllun limllluto for liiillnn chllilioii , Hltuntod on the UOsu- bud ICHCIvnllon. The invocation RioundH am situat ed on Anlolopo cre-nk between the two largo Kovoininont hoiirdhiB gchoolH and olio half mlle from Ht. Mnry'H Hcliniil and 'Irlnlly chnpo ! , BlnlmpH Haio and Johnson , nccom- imnlod bj llov. Mr. Wells , rector of Si JohiiH chinch , Valentino , and mnny iithur dologiiteii and clergymen who cnino In on the night train , loft this clcj onilj yoHteiday mottling , arriving nt the convocation gioiiudB at about I o'clock. At I 110 a ginnd foant wan glvon to Iho pooplo. WhlU-H and In dlaiiH , about 1,800 In all , scaled about a gioat cliclo pin look of ( ho feast. The convocation will bo contlnue'd for live dajH , ending August J8 A largo pavllllon and inimoioim eating liuoilm hava IK on elected and ovoiy nrrnnge- tin-ill IIIIH boon made to care for the ImmoiiHo ciovvdH About 000 lopooH hnv been sot up and fully 2,000 Indlamt .no encamped about St. Mary'a school ami Ti hilly chapel Saturday mom- Ing at ! ) : .IO the convocation will bo orginil/od and olllcen < choHon , nfloi vvhldi BlHhop Hare will glvo the nd- dioss of wolromo. Then will bo hold two Ropaiato inuotlngH of the two gloat KplHcopnl hrolhoi hoods , Iho Biolhoihooil of ChilHllnn Untly ami the Biollioihood of SI. Andiow. ie- piMtslll be load and topics discussed Sunday will bo Lho greatest day of the whole convocation. In the inoin- Ing a gioat Horvlco will ho held upon the upon pialso and aiouiid Trinity chapel and the attendance will prob ably be over II.ODO pe-oplo. Ifllther Bluh- op Hiiiu or BlHhop Coadjutor Johnson will deliver the sermon. Monday will bo taken tip with business mcctlngii ol the mon and wonu-n'H uocictlcH. M.niy people liom Valentino and the surrounding towns luivo gone to the convocation , It being about thlrty-flvo nllos notth of heie. This Is the nn- iunI con vocation of the dloceso of South Dakota. STUCKEY GETS NEW APPOINTMENT Popular Railway Clerk Becomes Inter nal Revenue Collector. O N SI lieu > , , i piomlnent and pop- ilur iall\va > intil cloik running be- vvoon Noifolk and 1/Jtig I'ino , and \\lio has matlo this city his homo for a number of venrs , has boon appointed loputy Intoi nal revenue collector In ho federal service with headquarters at CoImiibtiH , and has acccpti'd the of- 'er. Mr. Stncke > 's new duties begin VngiiRt 31 , and ho will sewn leave for IH ! new homo In Columbus. lie may nako ono more round trip on the mall car , pending the securing of n man to ako his place. The territory to bo covered by Mr. StucKey In his now work will Include \orfolk and northwestern points as 'ar ' as Bone-steel. Mr. Stuckoy began service In the postal department In September , 1901 , and pi lor to that for Ivo jears taught school at Plalnvlow. Got things through want ada Order of Hearing on Original Probate of Will. In the county court of Madison conn- y , Nebraska. The state of Ncbinska , Madison county. To all persons Interested In the es tate of C W Binasch , deceased : Whereas , there Is on illo In the coun ty couit of said Madison county , an nstinment pin porting to bo the last ill and testament of C W. Braasch , ate of bald Madison county , deceased , nnd Bnrt Mapes has Hied his petition iiereln praying to have said Instrument admitted to probate , and for the Issu ing of letters testamentary , which will relates to both real and personal es tates. I have therefore appointed Thurs day , the 12th day of September , 1907. at 1 o'clock In the afternoon , nt the county court room In Madison , In said county , as the time end place for hear ing and proving said will , at which time nnd place > oti and all concerned may appear And contest the probnto and allowing of the same. It Is fuither ordered that said peti tioner glvo notice to all persons Inter ested in said estate of the pendency of the said petition , and the time and place net for the hearing of the same , by causing a copy of this order to bo pnbllbhed in the Norfolk Weekly News-Journal , a newspaper printed , published and circulating in said coun ty , for three weeks successively pre vious to the day set for the hearing. In witness whereof I hnvo hereunto set my hand nnd olllcinl seal this 14th day of August , 1907. ( Seal ) Win. Bates , County Judge. SOUTH DAKOTA LAND FOR SALE CO-000 acres of choice land In cen tral South Dakota. Address Q. T. Pel- land , Sioux Falls , S. D.