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I HE JNUUPOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL : Kill DAY , MAY 1 1908
FAMILIES OF W. F. AHLMAN AND
H. H. MILLER AFFECTED.
THEY HAD EATEN DRIED DEEF
The Ahlmnn Family Have a Serious
Time Until the Effects of the Poison
Are Counteracted Miss Alvlna Mil
ler Moct Serious In Thnt Family.
[ From Prltlny'H Oiilly.l
With father , mother mill BOH slid-
( truly HtrlcUiMi with ptomaine poisonIng -
Ing nml with every one In the house
ton 111 to call ii doctor or summon
help over the telephone , Mr. nnil Mrs.
W. F. Ahlinan unil their son , Charles
W. Ahlman , living nt 208 South Fifth
slret't wore In a most perilous condi
tion. Tlio three members of the fam
ily were all tnlten middenly 111 shortly
after fl p. in. , following a cold supper
at which dried beef was among the
articles oaten.
The effect of the poisoning came
cm M > suddenly and attacked the dif
ferent members of the family at so
nearly the same time that no one was
In condition to call for assistance for
mime time. Mrs. Ahlmnn was finally
able to reach for a telephone and get
word to n neighbor , who In turn
called Dr. llolden.
Mr. Ablman , sr , was In a very crit
ical condition. Once after Dr. llolden
nnlved It seemed that the poisoning
might result fatally.
Ily morning the danger had passed.
C. W. Ahlman was able to go to
work but the father and mother are
still quite sick.
H. H. Miller Family Stricken.
After eating dried beef for supper
Mlfcs Alvlna Miller , living at 1P ! !
South Third street , was taken sud
denly 111 about midnight. She was
quite sick until about It o'clock In the
morning. Today she had recovered
from the effects of the poisoning but
was still weak.
llr mother , Mrs. II. II. Miller , and
a sister , Miss Anna Miller , wore also
taken sick but not so seiiously.
Sample Sent to Chemist.
A piece of the dried beef which IF
supposed xto have caused several
cases of ptomaine poisoning lu Nor
folk lias been sent to the state chem
ist at Lincoln for examination. The
beef was put up by a South Omaha
packing house.
TAINTED MEAT AT DALLAS.
Four Families nt Dnllns Suffer From
Ptomaine Poisoning.
Bonestcel ( S. D. ) News : Last Sat
urday afternoon Drs. Johnson and
Mnrnnn of Gregory were hastily sum
moned to go to Dallas to attend four
families at that place who were ap
parently suffering from poisoning.
Dr. Hofer , the resident physician , was
out of the city and therefore the ne
cessity of sending to Gregory for med
ical aid. The families who were af
fected were those of Mr. Haverly
with a family of seven children ; the
family of Mr. Evans , the family of Mr.
Burnett and the name of the fourth
was not learned. They are apparently
all suffering from the same cause and
the primary cause of their sickness
was traced to some meat they had
eaten. The Ifaverly family were the
worst afllicted and every member of
the family for a time was In a very
serious condition. At last reports
they were all Improving.
A GALE IN NORFOLK.
Wind Blew at Terrific Rate From the
North All Friday Afternoon.
One of the severest gales that has
ever been known in Norfolk swept
down from the north all Friday after
noon , and the temperature dropped to
forty-eight.
The wind blew at so fierce a pace
during the afternoon that people were
almost taken off their feet , buggies
were nearly overturned and glass
doors were banged with such force
as to shatter the glass in a few in
stances.
Rural mall carriers reported that
their wagons almost blew over on the
tops of bills.
A high wind continued Saturday ,
but not nearly so severe as that of
Friday afternoon.
Preceding the windstorm there was
rain and an area of low barometric
pressure that made a tornado seem
almost Imminent.
T
CHANGE NEXT WEEK.
City Administration Formally Changes
Tuesday , May 5.
The present city administration has
seven more da > s of life. On Tuesday ,
May 5. the municipal authority will
pass from the Durland administration
to the Stuigeon administration. For
the ilrKt time in three years Norfolk
will have n republican administration ,
The change of ofllcers will take
place about 9 o'clock on the morning
of April 5 at the city hall. The old
council will hold n brief session
Mayor Durlnnd will preside for the
last time and speak , according to cits
torn , n few wotds of farewell. Thou
ho and Councllmen Hanse , Buchhob
and Spellmau will give way to the new
mon at the council table.
The new city olllcials will take the
oath of ofllce and Mayor Sturgeon
will call the new council to order
The new mayor will then announce
his list of appointments and outline
his policy. Applications for saloon
license * for tin- coming year will be
In the hand- i > f the city clerk to be
acted on 1 > > tl.e cuuncll
Not f > r a gnod many years has
there been as many changes in the
personnel of the city government as
will occur next week There will be
a now mayor , J. D. Sturgeon , Thor (
will be a new city clerk , Ed Ilnrtcr.
There will bo a now city treasurer ,
Chris Anderson. There will bo three
new coiincllmen , Messrs. Winter ,
Fuesler and Hlbbcn.
The board of education will rcorga-
nl/.e at their meeting next Monday
eenlng. . c. S. Bildge will succeed
Dr. P. H. Sailer.
AH a lesult of the recent election
the republicans gain three members
of the city council. The council after
next week will stand : republicans ,
Ihe ; democrats , two ; non-put tl nn.
oneOn
On the board of education , however ,
a democrat succeeds a republican.
1'iesldeiit Vlele will he the only re
publican on the school board
Political lines , iiuever , have never
icon In evidence either la the council
> r the Hchnol board
KEARNEY COUNTY PEOPLE HUNT
ING BERT M. TAYLOR.
HE IS APT TO BE LYNCHED
ASSAULTED TWO SIS I tHS-lN-LAW ,
WITH MURDEROUS INTENT.
LEFT THEM TO DIE IN FIRE
Taylor Burst in the Door of the Home
Where Lived Two Sisters of His
Dead Wife , and Assaulted Them
Viciously.
Mlnden , Neb. , April 29. Special to
The News : Bert Taylor , who yester
day assaulted two sisters , vvns still . < !
large at noon today.
It is believed , however , that he will
be captured before the day is over.
Mlnden. Neb. . April 2S. Special tc
The News : Nearly every resident 01
Kearney county is today searching fm
Bert M Taylor , who is charged wltl
assaulting with intent to kill his sis
ter-in-law , Pearl Taylor , and hci sis
ter , Ida , at their home In the country
last night , and then setting fire to
their home.
The deed is considered the worst
: > f Its kind ever peipetrated In west
ern Nebraska.
The girls , although of the same
name , are not related to Bert Taylor ,
except that he married their sister ,
wiio Is now dead.
The two girls live together In n
house provided by their father. Ida
Taylor told the story of crime this
morning.
She said that Bert Taylor came to
their place at midnight last night ,
burst open the door , dragged Pearl
from bed Into the kitchen , where he
assaulted and choked her into Insen
sibility. Then he returned to the bed
and gave Ida a terrible beating ,
poured kerosene over the bed nnd set
fire to it. After he had set fire to the
bed he fled.
Ida , nearly dead from the beating ,
jumped up , pulled her unconscious
sitser from the burning homo and In
her nightrobe ran to a neighbor's
home to secure assistance.
The two girls were bundled Into
wraps and carried to a neighbor's
house.
Summary justice awaits Taylor if
he should be captured.
TUESDAY TOPICS.
County Assessor Ruth and Deputy
County Clerk McFarland were in Til-
den Monday evening , passing through
Norfolk.
Miss Laura Younger , who has been
teaching school near Norfolk , has re
turned to Omaha , her school having
closed for the summer.
Among the day's out of town visit
ors In Norfolk were : C. L. Ferguson ,
Fairfax , S D ; Mrs. L. M. Peterson ,
Emerson : A. W. Fulton , Plainvlew ;
E. Crook , Foster ; County Attorney J.
A. Van Waganon , Pierce ; E. G. Malone -
lone , Columbus ; W. C. Campbell , R.
R. Mitchell. Creighton.
A railroad conductor who had just
come from Bonesteel , reported a
heav > fall of snow In that section.
Mrs. if. E Hardy , who has been
seriously ill in a Columbus hospital
following an operation , is steadily
gaining. Mr. Hardy has just returned
from Columbus.
II. H. Reynolds has just completed
the construction of a now brick build'
Inn at Tllden for Tom McDonald ,
who will occupy the structure as : i
store building.
NVisniT Free Press : Marshall
Moone > examined two hobos one
mi'inlng last week , who were suppos
ed to 'me attacked a Northwestern
train ciesv with knlfo and gun. Nc
Incriminating evidence was found up
on thorn and they were released. II
Is rumored that one of the trainmen
was quite severely hurt , but we can
learn nothing definite.
Creighton Liberal : A foot racei
and backer dropped into town Satur
da > and Monday morning a forfeit ol
$50 was made * by the sporting element
hero for a race betsveen Earl Watklm
and tinM Linger to take place tluec
wtiK- In-net. ' Kail will tnKr sunu
tiainitu in the meantime and tin
bpnit ai > [ H irs to predominate thai
when tii htranger returns he will
thlnU ho is bucking the stock mnrlul
on Wall street No one knows his
uamo or his address.
DOUGLAS TAKES EXCEPTION TO
RAILROAD BOOK.
T TOOK NAME FROM CREEK
Not From the Soil , as the Railroad
Book Says , But From Rock Creek
Did the Name Come , According to
Rock County Attorney.
Commenting upon the new book just
wbllshed by the Chicago & North
western and the Chicago , St. Paul ,
Minneapolis & Omaha railways , on-
Itled "A History of the Oilgln of the
lace Names , " J. A. Douglas of Bas-
sett , county attorney of Rock county ,
: akes exception to the origin of the
lame of Rock county , as interpreted
> y W. H. Stennot , author of the book.
The book , portions of which were
given to News readers Saturday , says
hat Rock county derived Its name
from Its "rocky" soil.
Rock county , according to Mr. Doug
las , derived its name from Rock
creek.
Commenting on the quotation , Mr.
Douglas writes to The News , in part :
Soil Is Good.
Generally speaking the soil of this
county ( Rock ) is not very heavy ,
and still 11 is tine that the poorest
. .oil \\t- have is not poorer than some
of the soli In Madison county , and
Madison county ranks as one of the
good counties of Nebraska. It Is true
that there are a good many sand hills
In Rock county , and there are also a
eat many exceedingly line valleys
In It , nnd for Its bl/e no county in
the btute produces more or better bay
than does Rock county. Theie Is also
it bood deal of excellent farm land In
the count ) , and In the localities where
the soil Is adapted for farming as
good crops can he raised as are grown
in Madison county.
Great Dairy Country.
A large portion of Rook county is
suitable oulj for grazing , and no
county in the state lias greater pos
sibilities in the line of dairying than
it has , aiea considered. Some rea
sons for this fact are : Praetlcallj
enough grain Is raised to supply the
needs of the dairyman and stockman ;
there is plenty of hay In all parts o :
the county for home use , with thou
i sands of tons lelt each year for tht
I outride markets ; there are numerous
small streams , many lakes , and under
flow water easily accessible In al
liarts of the county , and no county li
the state excells Rock county in tht
qualltj , quantity and accessibility Ii
this legard. The native grasses here ,
are as good as are the grasses In any
other part of the state of the same
altitude , and oven the sand hills fur
nlsh splendid summer grazing.
People Are Prosperous.
A large per cent of the people li
this coi nty are prospering because o
tiic iiiulitj of the "soil" and the
many other natural advantages.
The statement concerning the sig
nificance of our county's name Im
plies that either there Is a great dea
of rock In this county or that Its sol
Is extremely poor. As above stated
the soil is not all good nor is it al
bad , and in the main it answers verj
well tor the uses that are being made
of it.
The Real Origin.
It might be of interest to your read
erb to know why this subdivision o
the state is known as Rock county
In 1888 , and when it was decided bj
the Inhabitants of the territory com
prising this county to detach the same
from Brown county , of which It was
a part , and erect a now county , cer
tain formalities had to be observed
and the first step necessary for the
formation of a new county out of the
territory of the county to which i
then belonged was to present a petl
tion for an election , and in the petl
tlon so presented the name of the
proposed county was u necessary part
A few of the promoters of the new
county idea met at the village o
Newport to perfect arrangements fo
the circulating of the petition and to
select a name for the proposed county
and at that meeting It was agree (
that the county should be named afte
a stream of water than which there
Is no more beautiful stream in all the
state , to-wit , Rock creek. This stream
has its source in the hay flats abou
seven miles northeast of Bassett , am
it ( lows northward and empties into
the Nlobrara river. About half way
between the source and mouth of thl
stream Is a deposit of exceptional ! }
fine building stone , and undoubted ! }
this stream took Its name in an earlj
day from said deposit of rock. On
this stream is the only real rock quar
ry in the county , and there are bu
very few places in the county wher
rock is found at all on or near th
surface.
MONDAY MENTION.
John Ambroz was up from Madison
W. J. Stadelman was In Oman
Monday.
Al Irwln of Brlstow was in Norfol
Monday.
Mr. Rich ! of Appleton , Wls. , is vis
king Rev. John Wltto.
Ernest Rnasch returned Saturda
from a visit at Cherokee , Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Thompson o
Newport spent Sunday in Norfolk.
B. J. Overton , the Gretna real es
tate man , was in Norfolk over Sundaj
Mrs. W. It. Hoffman and llttl
daughter left Saturday for a visit a
Albion.
Mr ? . L , L. Nethaway returned yes
terday from n visit with her son n
Fort Calhoun , Neb.
Mrs. W. P. Thurber of Fremont nr
rived in Norfolk at noon on a vlsl
with Mrs. B. W. Barrett.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ware of Win
side were in Norfolk over Sundnj
\IMMng Mr. and Mis. P. p. Ware.
Mr.R. . D. Bi-cKoiu of Spokane 1
vidling IHT uncle and aunt , Mr. am
Mis 1) S Hull'ieK. ' Mrs. I < < ckoin 1
accompanied by her daughti r , Miss
Maude Beckom.
Mrs Ella Roberts returned from
Omaha after visiting with an old
schoolmate nnd friend , Miss llcttlc
Clare , formerly of Knox county but
now of Spokane.
District Judge A. A. Welch was In
Norfolk at noon on his way to con
vene court nt Nellgh. Ho was Joined
i Norfolk by Court Reporter Powers
ml by Attorney M. C. Ilnzcn.
George 13. Schiller nnd son , Harry
chiller , of Central City , were in Nor-
) lk over Sunday. Harry Schiller
eturned home this morning. Mr.
chiller will go back tomorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. Geoigo II. Bishop of
New Haven , Conn. , are In Norfolk ,
topping here on their way homo from
allfornla. They will bo hero forsev-
ral days , going to Pierce probably
Wednesday for a visit with W. E.
tlshop , Mr. Bishop's uncle. Mr.
llshop Is the owner of the Bishop
ilock on Norfolk avenue and his prop-
rty Interests In nnd about Norfolk
le quite extensive He has always
ecu satisfied with his Norfolk Invest-
lents , which he contemplates extend-
IB.
Clarence Anderson was up from
Vlsner visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Weathorholt
f Hosklns were over-Sunday guests
f Mr. and Mrs. Earl Blakeman.
Among the day's out of town visit
rs In Norfolk were : T. M. Lane ,
"remonl ; Misses Ruth Kllso and Lil
ian Balllnger , Pierce ; J. J. Jansen ,
Xlobrara ; G. L. Connany , Bonoateel ,
Mhert Gregersen , Foster ; William
Villlams , Nlobrara ; Misses Mary
Nllsrant and Sarah Roblson , Macy ; J
* . English , Humphrey ; R. C. Caulk ,
lenry Llnaillter , Allen ; R. P. Dick-
nan , Nebraska City ; W. D. Punk ,
iloomflold ; F. D. Brooks , Creighton ;
J. P. Forsyth , Nlobrara ; Sheriff and
Mrs. Grant Mcars , Wayne ; Mr. and
Mrs. II. A. Moler , Wayne.
Miss Edith Barrett entertained the
girls of the O. M. C. club Saturday
evening.
Dr. P. II. Salter of this city yester-
lay performed an operation upon
George Davenport of Madison. The
operation was not serious and Mr.
Davenport will be able to be out with
n a few days.
John P , Plynn will not be entirely
decapitated when the new administra
tion comes into ollico. There will bo
another man on Norfolk avenue as
chief , but Plynnill still be an olllcer
of the law \\ith a right to arrest the
iiniub. Constable Plynn has still a
.M'ar and a half of his term of olllcc
to serve. Chief Flynn was elected (
cont-tuble of tills precinct at the general
oral election last fall. He was elected
for two jears.
W. G. Merten , the Emerson contract
or who is erecting the now buildings
at the Norfolk hospital , was nwnrdoi
the contract Saturday for the new six
story Toy building in Sioux City to
cost $100,000. The first floor of the new
building will be occupied by the Far
iners * Loan and Trust company o
Sioux City , of which James F. Toy
who Is also president of the Citizens
National bank of Norfolk , is president
The building will be completed by
October 15.
Ainsworth Democrat : Sheriff Pier
sail who has been on a man hunt In
Idaho for the past ten days returnee
with his prisoner last Friday. The
young man Is Prank Kizer , who is
charged with disposing of mortgagee
property. Since he was taken into
custody the young man has actei
somewhat strange , and an expert from
the Norfolk asylum In company wltl
the insanity board passed on his case
and it was decided that a period o
treatment would be beneficial. The
sheriff departed for Norfolk Tuesdaj
morning with the patient In charge.
Over at Manila in the Philippine
Islands there is a soldier , a member
of the band of the Twenty-sixth Unit
ed States Infantry , who wants to
come to Norfolk. Ills time Is abou
up and he Is going to leave the army
to "settle down. " He heard of the
Norfolk band , saw an add for musl
clans , and has written to the manage
of the local band , M. V. Avery , to see
if the Norfolk band can't get him a
place In Norfolk. This soldier musl
clan has been playing a saxophone
for thirteen years , eight years in army
bands and five years in show ant
quartet work. Now he has got to qul
the army to support a sister and ho
two children. He is a man with no
trade but "will accept most anything
with a fairly decent salary attachc <
to it. " He will reach America by the
last of August. The man's name 1
George II. Winter.
Building Boom Coming.
Norfolk will have something of a
building boom In the residence sec
tion this season. Several local men
are figuring on erecting houses to
rent in some of the best residence
districts of Norfolk. One man espe
chilly Is not only going to put up a
substantial home for himself but h
is going to put some money Into so\
oral other houses to be modern in
every respect.
There has been a scarcity of home
In Norfolk for some time. Ixcal ) men
have seen a chance to get a rotun
on their investment by preparing t
meet this demand. Several house
are already underway about town , bu
the homes in these cases are being
built by the men who are to occupj
them.
Y. M. C , A. Building.
Seventy-six subscribers have signo
pledge cards for the V. M. C. A. build
ing fund. There are easily Hire
times that many people hero who ii
the natural order of things may b
reasonably expected to aid before th
campaign closes.
There Is mill a little over $12.00
to be raided. Not so hinall a sun
i iilu i
Hut it twi l\ < - mi n would enrh sigi
n $ | dim ] > li tiRe ih < stor > would b
written
Oi if half nf the do/m would com
through and twelve others would quail
fy iu the good cause to the extent ol
IV
Delivered Promptly to the Home
If you prize n pure malt find hop beer , and won't have any other kind in your
home , you can't do better than to telephone us today and order a case of
This superb beer comes to you direct from the heart of the choicest barley lands in the world ,
and contains nothing but the juices of the best barley grown and the finest irrport J I'ohi'ininn '
hops. Its sparkling , brilliant glow is the product of Guild's Nat' " * ! " ! Process of brew
ing. "Peerless" is on sale nt all first class places and in high favor with the discrimina
ting. Telephone us today for a case. Bottled only at our model W'l. r , . 'ircoeri.
JOHN GUND BREWING CO. , La Crosse. Wis.L
* *
C. H. GROESBECK , Manager Norfolk Branch "
Phone 401 Norfolk , Neb.
$500 the fund would be ralhcd
Plft > subserlptloiib of $2.r.O . each
would do the work. So would 120
$100 men.
What will the winning combination
be ?
Dr. TlndnH's lectuie at the Metho
dist church Tuesday evening will push
the fund up a notch or two.
. The Y. M. C. A. boosters will meet
at I ! o'clock Sunday nflcrnoon at the
city hall.
The fund today stands at $12,870.
The $13,000 mark Is going to be pass
ed by April HO.
Carl J. Verges Is the seventeenth
signer of a $100 pledge.
The fund stands today as follows :
Previously acknowledged $12,705
Carl J. Verges 100
V. V. Light 15
$12,870
Subscriptions previously acknowl
edged :
W. II. Dutterfield & Son $2,500
D. Mathewson 2,500
C. F. Shaw 500
P. E. Davenport 500
E. M. Huntlngton 500
Hurt Mapes 250
A. II. Viele 250
A. L. Killian 150
R. P. Uruce 200
S. S. Cotton 1,000
C. S. Bridge 1,000
Mrs. McMillan 40
C. P. Parish 100
Mrs. A. J. Johnson 10
Ed. Iledman 10
Eugene Harper 10
II. A. Drebert 25
C. B. Durland 100
Elvira Durland 20
Josephine Durland 100
Etta Durland 50
T. W. Mackle 25
G. L. Carlson 100
Dan Craven 200
Ladles' Aid Society of Baptist
church 100
John Penney B
C. Lcderer 15
Thorn. Wool man 5
Nebraska Telephone Co 50
Emll Sar 10
7. . II. Bateman 10
E. B. Humphrey 5
Prank Hamilton B
L. Bruce G
S. G. Miller 5
E. E. Gillette 20
J. H. Van Horn 16
J. A. Custer 50
G. T. Sprecher 25
J. H. Oxnam 25
S. P. Dunn 25
Cash 25
Cash 25
W. J. Stadelman 100
P. G. Coryell/ 100
L. P. Pasewalk 100
Beeler Bros 100
L. C. Hepperly 100
M. Gregorian 100
II. J. Cole 100
M. C. Ha/en 100
C. S. Hayes 100
Huso Publishing Co 200
B. C. Gentle 30
S. M. Braden 3D
A. P. Larson 30
C. S. Parker 50
A. O. Hazen 30
Ladies' Aid society of Congrega
tional church 300
( ' , . B. Salter IOC
( ' . B. Salter 5C
M. C. Prnser 10
Eugene Grotty 25
John II. Stolnhruisor E
B. C. Deuel 10
S. T. Adams ] fl
Ed C. Hnslo 25
Sol G. Mayer 200
Royal II. Mulentz 10
P. J. Fuesler | 15
J. H. Mnylard 30
M. L. OKden 2E
J. A. Ballentyne 100
Settle For the School.
Tin1 b iililing c-Mintiniiii nf thr Nor-
f"IU bHiiiol imard truiilt ilu llnal si-t
ilonunt with Contractor Vulin , the
Standberr ) . Mo , contractor who bull !
the new high school building , Mondaj
COMING BETTER AND BIGGER THAN EVER !
GREAT CONSOLIDATED SHOWS
THE FAMOUS RUSSIAN COSSACKS
A S T O U N DING NEW FE A T U R E S
MntYkmnifi MAMA ? Deluding the Largest Herd of
o * * *
raammOin lviei\ ;
lvieiXgerie Trained Elephants in America
\ Spectacular II Norfolk IVf Si
Grai\d < lTr
Street ParadeSli ? II FRIDAY lvlcty O
morning. Mr. Valin received $22.05
more than the original contract price.
Mr. Valin's bid on the building was
$31,700. In making the final settle
ment several bills for "extras" were
presented and offset by certain for
feitures in favor of the board , the net
result being that Mr. Valin received
$31,782 on his original contract.
Mr. Valin left at noon for Wayne ,
where a new school building is under
consideration. Members of the Nor
folk school board said that Mr. Valin
had been fair In all his dealings with
the board.
The cost of the new high school
building will be about $40,000. Final
settlement has not been made with
the plumbing company. A special
contract for extra concrete footing
represented about $1,000. Other items
such as wiring , blackboards , desks ,
seats , window curtains and like inci
dentals will bring the total cost a lit
tle beyond the $ -10,000 mark.
Fred Hunter is Chosen.
Fred Hunter , at present cltj super
intendent at Ashland and a school ex
ecutive with an exceediiigl ) bright fu
ture before him , was elected by the
Norfolk board of education last night
to succeed E. J. Bodwell at the head
of the Norfolk schools. The board was
literally snowed under with applica
tions from school men from the mo
ment that Superintendent Bodwell de
cided to accept the offer from Beatrice.
The board had very nearly every good
school man in north Nebraska under
consideration.
Mr. Hunter is a > oung man who Is
rising rapidly In school work. It is
only a few > ears ago that ho left the
state university. His llrst experience
was in the Lincoln high school. From
the Fairmont school superintendence
he was elected to the superintendency
at Ashland , a prosperous town of over
2,000 population. He has "made good"
everywhere he has been and is already
quite a prominent figure In state edu
cational circles.
Football " . "
Once a "Star.
At the University of Nebraska Mr.
Hunter made a record that has beldom
been approached. He successfully
combined nthU-tlcs nnd scholarship.
He was a member of the Nebraska
luotli.ill ti iim in the In st da\s of Coach
lie i'ili and \ \ , i mil nf the MH N'
UK II HI \ ' . ! ! Mill lit till1 I ) * ' I til Illll > I >
\ \ In i i i i n in i si ir < 11 tin 1,111 i H.It I'
ll \ iu .ni.io'.i'i ' ' iniiUM * Mr Hun
tiTb bchn'aibhlp ' t ( UUbted by the
tact that he won P B. K " honors nt
the uulvcrslt } , uu honor that not more
than four or five men of the senloi
class attain each year.
Mr. Hunter was in Norfolk last week
and was much pleased with conditions
here.
The salary of superintendent for the
coming year was placed at $1,500.
Alexander Fishback.
Alexander Fishback , the Norfolk
railroad man who died last week at
Hot Springs , Ark. , was born May 14 ,
1871 , at Rockport , Ind. He was thir
ty-six years , eleven months and seven
days old at the time of his death last
Tuesday. He died at Hot Springs ,
where he had gone to regain his
health.
Mr. Fl&hback leaves a wife , Mrs.
Rose Fishback , a mother , Mrs. Eva
Fishback , and three brothers , Louis ,
Florentine and Will Fishback.
He was born and raised in the Cath
olic faith. He was burled Saturday
at Glade chapel , Hillsboro , Jefferson
county , Mo. The funeral services
were at the Catholic church at De
Soto , Mo.
From his sixteenth year Mr. Fish-
back had been in the railroad service.
He stood well with the company.
Death was caused by a hemorrhage
resulting from a cold taken in going
to Hot Springs. He had suffered with
kidney trouble for two years. The
death was very sudden and a great
shock to his wife and his brother ,
Louis Fishback , who were with him.
Cnlils Thin llniiK On.
PoliN Unit hniiu on in the HpiliiK < ! P-
Iilrte I ho xVHtein , I'xhaiiHt the ut-rvcs.
mil ii | n thi > way tor horloun lllni'XH.
'lake Foloy's Money .mil Tar. U < | tilrk-
Ij stops tin' roiiKli anil \pelK the i-olil
It in sufe inul I'ertHn in n-HiiltH
Klosnu DrilK Cn
NOT GENUINE RUSTLING.
Although Warrants Have Been Issued
for John Doe and Richard Doe.
In a letter to The News County At
torney Edward H. Whaleu of Holt
county , wilting from O'Neill , taK < s t x-
oi'ptlon to the news dispatch pub
lls-hed in this pap < i some days agei
from Inman stating that a number of
cattle had been stolen.
Mr.Vlialen sa > s that the cattle
weie mitring , all right , but that ho
believes It was not a case of old fah
lulu il moling ho iniii'li ; i- a e.i-1 of
a di p'lte ' bet wet n t\U \ ) pulii- . d\ei
1 h > i anli
I ! I i- pi 11 1 il a v u i u i n , tin
1 u , 'M ' ( I Sin riff h i ' I i Ji I i Dm
.MX ) It. bard Doi < u tntni > li ui i > f
Ht-nrj Thie-rnuff , f i the auahug o )
, fortj-sevcn.

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