The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, December 27, 1912, Image 2
THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUHE IRA U BARS, Publisher, TERMS, $1.25 IN ADVANCE. HORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA NEWS OF IHE WEEK CONDENSATIONS OF GREATER OR LESSER IMPORTANCE. n BOILING DOWN OF EVENTS National, Political, Personal and Other Matter In Brief Form for All Classes of Readers. Congress. Representative Sulzor presented his resignation as member, effective De cember 31. Senator Hoko Smith spoko In sup port ot tho Lover agricultural educa tion extension bill. Senator UrlBtow Introduced a bill for preference- primaries for appoint mont of postmasters. The Bonato pasBed tho bill appropri ating $5,000 for a Btattio of Pocahon tas at Jamestown, Va. Representative Mott proposed nmcndmcntB to tho newspaper pub licity law, virtually repealing It. Tho houBo passed tho llurnott liter acy test Immigration bill to bar Im migrant ovor 10 who cannot road. The scnato agricultural committee Ordered a favorablo report on tho Le Jtror agricultural education extension bill. President Taft submitted for ap proval of tho senate nlno names for liombors of commission to Industrial relations. Senator Bourno was elected chair man of joint congressional commission to promote fodoral aid In highway con struction. Tho Iioiibo convonod at noon on JThursday and adjourned nt 12:17 p. )n,, owing to lack o quorum, until boon, Jnnuary 2. Tho houso agrlculturo committee by a tlo vote deferred action on tho Le ver bill framod to encourage tho oleo margarine Industry. Tho Benato court of Impoachment resumed trial of Judgo Archbald at 1:30 p. m. Thursday, and adjourned at 3:4G .p m. until January 3. A message from President Taft per taining to poBtofllco, lntorlor, agrlcul turo and commorco and labor depart ments .was read in tho Benato. Sonntor Smoot entered a motion to provide a president pro.tomporo by having Senators Bacon and Oalllnger nltornnto,- hut action was postponed. William II. Hearst, toatlfylng boforo tho campaign fundB investigation committee, produced Bovoral now let ters bearing on political activities of John D. Archbbld and Standard Oil company. Tho Interior department expendi tures committee of tho houso adopted a report consurlng Robert G. Vnlon tine, former commissioner of Indian affairs, for his conduit prior to his resignation. Tho houso banking and currency subcommittee decided to report un favorably tho Levy bill to relievo stringency in tho monoy market by placing $50,000,000 from treasury in national banks. Genera. Governor Wilson admits ho Is at work framing up a cabinet. Russia Is obstructing tho negoti ations in connection with tho loan to China of 125,000,000. His majesty King Goorgo V of Eng land was elected an honoorary mem ber of tho Now York Yacht club. Brigadier Gonoral Thcophllus Fran cIb Rodonboourh, U. 8. A., rotlrcd, died at Now York In 1i!b sovonty-llfth year. Tho solo ot Rod Cross Christmas seals throughout tho United States this seasonn will bring botweon $400, 000 nud $500,000 to aid In the fight against tuberculosis. Justico Emlln McLano, ot tho Iowa pupromo court, has been Invited to fill Uio tomporury vacancy of tho Ice land Stanford university, according to an announcement at Iowa City. BuslnosB In gonoral, as reflected In tho condition of tho banks of tho United States has shared In tho country's prosperity, according to Lawrence O. Murray In his annual re port. Joseph Lomax, who is Bald to bo tho oldest Mason and also the oldost newspaper editor In tho world, cele brated his ono hundred and third birthday nt tho homo of his daughter In Indianapolis. Tho London Standard announces that four of tho leading British bank ing ilrms will henceforth sbnro with tho Hong Kong-Shnnglml bank, In tho representation of the British section ot tho bIx powors group. Aviator Horace Kearnoy nnd his companion are believed to bo lost In tho Pacific ocean. Tho directors of tho Navy Leaguo of tho United States havo ro-oloctod General Horaco Porter president. According to tho llnal returns can rassod by tho Hlato board of canvas eors, tho equal auffrago amendment lost In Michigan by a majority of 7G0. A doclsldn to permit tho confirma tion of army and navy appointments beforo tho holiday recess was reached by a caucus of democratic sonators. An Inspired statement sayB that In the future Kmporor Francis JoBoph vill grant only collective audleucea to tho ministers instead of receiving them separately. Flvo men torrolzcd a M)soorl town and robbed a bank of $5,000. Comptroller Murray says his plan 1b to make ovory bank a strong bank. Tho United States Is unlikely to bo called upon to mediate In tho Balkans troubles. Tho llrst step was takon In tho houao looking to tho Inauguration of Mr. Wilson. John P. White, president of tho unit ed mlnoworkers of America, has been re-olcctod, Russia has warned China that there must be an early settlement of tho Mongolian question. John T. Butler, ono of tho dynamlto defendants, was ordered Bent to Jail for alleged perjury. Chief of Pollco McWeony says Chi cago can have a wldo open New Year's ovo celebration. J. P. Morgan told tho houso com mittee thero could be no such thing as a money trust. Formor Senator Forakor says tho letters Hearst read wore stolen from tho Stanard Oil flloo. America Is addicted to taking opium, according to Prof. II. Hueppo of Dresden, Germany. Capt, John Watson, ot tho Eighth cavalry, stationed at Augur barracks, Jolo, was killed by a Moro. With nothing to gain by delay. Turkey Is expected to bo willing to resume peaco negotiations. Thlrty-flvo horses wero burned In a barn flro at Hastings, Neb., causing a Joss of perhaps $40,000. Peaco negotiations at London were dolayed becauBo of Turkey's disincli nation to treat with Greece. Commissioner Donnott, of the gen oral land ofllce, says "professional lo cators" prey upon tho public. President Taft will not delay In ap pointing a successor to Whltelaw Rcld as ambassador at London. A portrait of Benjamin Franklin, painted by Chamberlain In 1762, was sold at auction at London for $14,000. President Taft told congrcsB ho was not playing politics In placing fourth class postmasters on tho classified list. In a short timo tho common drink ing cup v111 havo been abolished In all tho Burlington trains and depota in Nebraska. Tho ontlro malo Greek colony of Keokuk, la., numborlng 100, will sail from New York to tako part in tho Balkan war. Tho board of estimate voted to spend all the money necessary to give Now York City ono of tho largest municipal dock systems In tho world. It is said that President Taft will leavo to President-elect Wilson tho appointment of a successor to White law Rcld as ambassador to Great Britain. Clifford Wood, a Dob Moines sign painter, chose tho oxlt of a crowded street car as tho place to shoot his divorced jfflfe, and thoo and then kill himself. A Christmas lottor from hla 4-year-old daughter in Dayton, O., caused Henry Bumhorst, a laundry employe, to attompt sulcldo with poleon In Los Angeles, Cal. Socrotary MacVoagh has again sus pended tho Treasury department or der, which wan to have bocomo offecfc lvo Friday, Imposing a countervailing duty on split poaa and flour from Germany. Elghtocn women participated In a conference at Topoka, Kan., of about 200 Btate leaders of tho progressive party, at which a provisional organi zation waB consummated. Christian R. EaBterday of Marengo, la., who told tho Burlington pollco a story about having boen held up and robbed by St. Louis crooks confessed that his Btory was a fake. Tho Pan-American Socloty ot tho United States and tho Moxlco Socloty of Now York Joined In honoring Don Podro Lascurraln, Mexican minister of foreign affairs, at a luncheon. John D. Rockofollor, who for Bovoral years has boon a golf devotee, played tho best game of his life, ho says, on tho llnkB at tho Pocontlco hills, cov ering tho nlno-holo course In 43. Two questions relating to tho va lidity of tho Oklahoma "grandfather law," wero certified by tho United States circuit court ot appeals Bitting In St. Louis, to tho United States su premo court. Ono man was killed and two otlu ors Injured when a runaway freight car, after going two miles at torrlna Bpeed, crashed Into a caboose of tho Kansas City Southern railway at tho depot at Neosho, Mo. Tho testimony upon which thohousn managers ask tho sanato to convict Judgo Robert W. Archbald, of tho commerce court, of inlsbohavlor nud misdemeanors In ofllce was concluded, On Monday attorneys of tho accused Judgo began presentation ot tho wit nesses for tho defenBO. Counsel for John Robert W. Arch bald inado a vain effort ou Thurwlay to concludo examining witnesses for tho defense In tho Impeachment pro. ceedlngs against him. When It bo camo evident that this could not bo accomplished tho court adjourndd to Jnnuary 3, when Judgo Archbald will tako tho stand. Personal. President Taft appointed a commis sion to mako a study of air craft. Judgo II. H. Knight of Chicago, who wont to Florida to spend tho winter, committed sulcldo. Robert G. Valentine, former com missioner ot Indian affairs, was re buked In a committee report Turkish Admiral Hall Pooha was killed In tho recent naval engagement with" tho Greek8. Prosldont Taft's trip to Panama will keep him away from Washington until December 31st GABINET SELECTION MR. WILSON IN NO HURRY TO ANNOUNCE THE SAME. CONFERENCEWITH DEMOCRATS Probability Ic that No Name3 Will Bo Given Out Until About the First of March. Tronton, N. J Whether William J. Bryan or any of tho other prominent democrats being mentioned by poli ticians generally for places In tho cabinet of President-elect Wilson will bo appointed to portfolios probably will not bo definitely known until a few days boforo Inauguration day. Govornor Wllum said that very likely he would not niako a single announce ment of importance until about tho llrst of March. Within tho next twenty-four hours ho will talk with Mr. Bryan and be fore Now Year's he expocts to seo Speaker Clark, Representative Under wood, Senators O'Gorman, Hoko Smith, Goro nnd othor prominent de mocratic londors; but ho Indicated that ho meant to keep strict sllonco about appointments until ready to make a go.ioral statement on tho sub ject. "Scattering announcements would bo foolish," ho said, "oven If I had them to make. I'll wait until pretty late. Tho timo will depend some what on the numbor of wrltton com munications. All these lotters recom mondlng Individuals for office are be ing grouped and will bo taken up separately." Mr. Wilson Indicated that ho would not feel at liberty to make final deci sion until tho merits of all posslblo candidates had been set forth to him. "What I am sincerely trying to do," ho added, "Is to see tho Held of choice and to try to go as many opinions as posslblo that aro worth while." Tho president-elect likowlso mado It clear that though gossip may bo heard far and wide, ho would maintain a policy of silenco and nothing would bo definitely etsabllshed until ho mado the announcements ovor his own signature. Mr. Wilson was asked If ho believed ho would encounter any dlfllculty In getting tho men desired for cabinet portfolios to accopt. It had been sug gested that In tho case of tho attorney generalship noted lawyers often had a romctanco to leave their practice and for this reason many ablo mon wero not pushed by their friends. "That has not been my experience thus far," roplied tho governor with a smllo. "I'vo asked somo pooplo and thoy havo been quite ready with their names." Tho govornor received a call from Rolla Wells, treasurer of tho national democratic committee and former maypr of St. Louis, who brought a bound volume showing campaign con tributions and expenditures, a facsi mile of which rocently was filed with tho clork of tho houso of representa tives. Tho govornor pointed with evident prido to tho neat tabulation of ex penditures and contributions with tho thousands of names and ltoms. "I vonturo to say," ho Bald, "that lfs a beter looking report than tho othor two fellows filed." A YALE PROFESSORSHIP. Prealdent Taft Will Take Up Resi dence in New Haven. Now Havou. Conn. President Taft will mnko his permanent residence In this city when ho takes up tho du ties of tho Kent professorship nt Yalo college next spring. He has re quested a friend to find him a houso. in connection with tho profoBsorshlp, It Is understood at tho next mcotlng of tho corporation tho tender of It will bo formally mado and bo accepted by President Taft. Besides lining Uio duties of Kent professorship, tho prcsldont will lecture on International nnd constitutional law In tho law school and university, ranking as a faculty mombcr and full professor and will bo entitled to a Balary to bo llxod hereafter aside from tho. Income from tho Kent foundation. Memorial Service for Reld. London. Tho memorial Borvlco for the, late Ambassador Whltolaw Reld, celebrated Friday In Westmin ster nbboy, was an Impressive cero mony. Tho honor of such a sorvlco In Great Brltaln'B most historic chapel has on only few occasions been ac corded to any but British BUbjccta of great distinction. Army Sergeant Suicides. Leavenworth, Kos. Sergeant T. B. Cox, Company L, Soventh Infantry, U. S. A., committed sulcldo by shoot ing himself with an army Tlflo. Ho had served 14 years in tho army. Split In Orthodox' Church. St. Petersburg. A split In tho Rub. slan orthodox church Is threatoned through tho unfrocking of tho monk, HolldoruB, by Uio holy synod. Holld orous cnitBcd a sonsatton a few days ago by announcing his withdrawal from Uio orthodox church. Mrs. Truesdale Dead. Son Francisco, Cal. Mrs. Amelia Woodward Truesdalo, ono of tho best known club women In California, is dead at her homo in Oakland at tho age of 74 NEBRASKA IN BRIEF. In a llvory stablo flro In Hustings forty horses perished. At tho thorough-bred shorthorn cattle sale held at Franklin tho aver ago price per hend was nearly $100. Judge Doan, long a reslduit of ths state and prominent In lej.al circles, died at Omaha last week. Tho barn of Luther Hall, two miles west of Elmwood, burned to tho ground. About 800 bushels of wheat was consumed. Farmers nnd elevator managers In convention at Omaha say there Is 40 per cent of tho Inst wheat crop In the fnrmerB' hands In their territpry In Nebraska. T. N Hartzell, county assessor elect of Buffalo county nnd whoso of fice wns vetoed out of .existence at tho slate olectlon, has announced his Intention of contesting tho election. W. J. Swanson of Surprise returned from n ten days' trip to the state of Washington. While thero ho bdught ton ncres of land, paying $375 nn acre. William Sargent, who recently re signed his position as postmaster nt Elmwood, left with his family to go by auto to Florida, whore tho future home will ho made. Thousands ot trees along the north bank of the Platte river aro dying as a result of the turning of the channel by the Fremont dike operations, which havo been undertaken to pro tect tho south pnrt of Fremont. The Congregational club of Creto held their annunl Forefathers' day banquet at the Congregational church with about seventy-flvo attending. This Is always ono of tho big affairs of tho year for the club. The Central school building on Box Butto avenue, In Alliance, was totally destroyed by fire. The blaze, aided by a stiff north wind, was beyond con trol when the department arrived, a few minutes later. Arthur Wampler, a 13-year-old son Df Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wampler of Cass county, who disappeared from home three weeks ago, was discovered at Falls City, where he was making his home with a colored family. The case of L. S. Loomer of York ;ounty against tho Northwestern rail way for damages for delay In getting his cattle shipment to the Chicago market on schedule time has been settled out of court, Mr. Loomer settling with the company for $400. "Kie Bellevue foot hall team and coach were entertained at a slx-courso dinner by Mrs. Patrick, ono of the local supporters of Bellevue athletics, at her homo In tho village. The rooms wero tastefully decorated In purple nnd gold, the college colors. A num ber of speeches were made. L. J. Segrist, Colonel M. W. Hnrd Ing nnd others are making arrange ments to enter tho banking business in Humbooldt, and work will com mence soon in transforming the south west corner of the llama building into a bank. Wards of the state to the number at 4,423 had their bills footed at tho public treasury during tho six months just past, the total cost amounting to $440,092. The per capita expense therefore was $101.0C for the halt year. Tho Nebraska Sheriffs' association, In session at Fremont, elected John A. Jones of Nelson, president; T. W. Carroll of Alma, vice president? W. C. Condlt of Fremont, secretary. Be atrice was- chosen for tho convention In 1913. T. V. Powderly of tho federal De partment of Commerce and Labor has asked Deputy State Labor Commis sioner Guyo for furUior Information on tho recommendation mado by tho latter relative to tho purchase of live nnd ten-ncro tracts of land by work lngmen for them to farm after they have become too old to follow their trades. Tho government has added ,to this prospective demand Uio Hkll- hood of a demand for small farms on tho part of foreign-born residents who havo neither the Inclination or means to buy larger farms. Tho bond of Frod Beckmann, elect od Jand commissioner at the last elec tion, was filed with tho secretary of state. The bond is for $10,000. The bond of Doputy Secretary of State Georgo W. Marsh, was tiled with Uio governor Thursday. This bond Is for $5,000. Roy Hamilton nnd Arthur BurgQt of Ord saved 0-yeor-old Sadlo Houska from drowning In tho Bwift current ot tho North Loup river. Tho boys wero skating when they snw the little one, who was sliding on tho Ice near the wagon bridge, go through a hole. They hurried to her rescue, and while ono boy held to Uio pier of the bridge, tho othor grabbed his skate and reached down after her. Word was received In Schuylei from Denver telling of an attempt to blackmail Rudolph Becker, a former resident of Schuyler and a brother of a local business man. Mr. Becker conducts a largo grocery storo In Den ver and recently received a threaten ing lotter from a cornpotlttor. The Denver pollco wero notified and the alleged blackmallor was arrested there. Horaco M. Davis of 6rd, W. P. He gard and Jacob North of Lincoln aro anxious to servo tho stato In tho ca pacity of secretary of tho printing board, subject to tho approval of Gov ornor John Morohoud. L. E. Fotwltch would llko to bo deputy food Inspec tor, subject to tho sumo conditions. J. Ferer of Falls City made a lire Id hlB cook tovo, und soon thoreatter It exploded, wrecking the stove and In juring Mrs. Ferer. Tho cause of the explosion Is attributed to a workman who on Uio previous evening cut the water plpeB In an alley near the house. STAR E COW SHOWN AS UNPROFITABLE AND SHOULD BE 80LD. WHAT TESTING HAS REVEALED Two Hundred Thousand Bovlnes That Do Not Give Proper Recompenso for Their Feed. Two hundred thousand Nebraska cows do not glvo enough butter fat In their milk to pay tho feed bill and tho product of 500,000 moro can bo easily doubled by proper methods of care and feeding, says Prof. J. H. Fraud sen, head of the dairy husbandry de partment of the University of Ne braska. This statoment Is based upon the work of the Douglas county Cow Testing association for tho past year. The farmers of this county havo been welgnlng milk and testing for butter fat In co-operation with the experi ment station, nnd valuable data havo been obtained. Ono herd of ton cows showB a not profit of $1,032.88, while another similar herd of ton shows only $57.82 profit. Tho scales and tho Bab cock tester show the difference and Identity tho unprofitable cow. "Sell the Star Boarder," says Frandsen. Tho creamery butter product of Ne braska Is now In excess of 30,000,000 pounds annually and Is Increasing rapidly. This does not tako Into ac count the ordinary product known as "country butter," The dairy experts claim that this amount can bo easily doubled without materially increasing tho expense of operation, by better methods of feeding and care and the use of the test for butter fat. Tho results of the cow- testing work In Douglas county havo been publish ed in Bulletin No. 129, which may he obtained freo by addressing tho Ne braska Experiment Station at Lin coln. Refuses to Build a Depot. Edson Rich, attorney for tho Union Paclllc railroad, was at tho state house and served notice on the railway com mission that the company would re fuse to obey tho order of the commis sion to build a depot at tho town of Gandy: Tho Union Pacific line passed by the town, which Is the county seat of Logan county, nnd built its depot at a new town called Staplcton, about throo miles away. Tho misiness mon of Gandy entered a protest before tho railway commission with the result that the road was ordered to build a sidetrack and small station at the nearest point to the townabout a mile distant. The matter will probably go to tho supremo court. South Omaha Officials Ousted. For misfeasance and malfeasance In office, Police Commissioners John J. Ryan and Josoph Plvonka of South Omaha wero ordered ousted from office In a decision handed down by tho state supreme court. Tho decision took the nature of a confirmation of tho opinion of Rofereo Silas A. Hoi comb of Broken Bow and practically marks tho close of one of tho most blttor fights botween tho friends of law and order and "gang" politicians of SouUi Omaha. Big Exhibit for Lincoln. A big exhibit for Lincoln at the first annual show of the Nebraska manufacturers' association in Omaha next March Is to bo planned at a meet ing of tho Industrial oxtenslon com mittee of the Lincoln Commercial club. Eight Lincoln manufacturers have rented space at Uio show and tho plan Is to consolidate this in ono part of Uio Omaha auditorium. Governor Prints His Message. Governor Aldrlch will havo his mos sago printed In pamphlet form and presented to the members of tho legis lature, when tho session begins. In this way he believes much timo will bo saved as formerly tho legislature has had to wait until after tho mess age was printed boforo thoy could got It into tholr hands. More Taxes In 1912. Forty-five counties of the Btate paid moro taxos for tho yoars 1912 and 1911 than for tho years 1910 and 1909, ac cording to a report mado by Stato Treasurer Georgo. Tho remaining forty-sovon counties paid less taxoa during the same period than for Uio previous two yoars. County Treasorer to Meet. County treasurers, numbering about ono hundred strong, are to gather In Lincoln January 28, 29 and 30, for an nual convention. Such was tho word sent the Commercial club from P. A. Sommerlad, who Is president of Uio state association. Codnty Seat Decision. Tho act of 1895, providing for re moval of county seats, was declared unconstitutional by Uie stato uprome court and tho act of 1875 was held to bo operative in this state. Tho opinion wns given In Uio Franklin county seat light which has boen waging for the past year. Tho void act provided that throe-fourths of all tho votes cast on Uio question should be necessary to removal of a county Beat whoro It had been located In one own for ten years or moro previous to tho passago ot Uio act. MUCH MONEY WANTED. Demand for Two Million More Than1 Last Season. If the coming session of Uio legisla ture listens to ll tho stato depart ments and stato Institutions and votes the appropriations tho amount will run up to $C,873,9C8, according to ro portB now filed with Uio governor. This is nearly $2,000,000 moro than the total appropriation of tho last ses sion. Among tho larger amounts that will be asked for by tho different depart ments are: State University $1,529,800 Normal training In high schools 125,000 Aid to school districts 125,000 Institution cash fund 245,242 Orthopedic hospital 130,600 Insano hospital, Lincoln.... 305,000 Insane hospital, Norfolk 1G0.400 Insano hospital, Hastings.... 445,200 Institute Feeblo Minded 1C4.C00 Boys' Industrial school 103,000 Kearney Normal school 159,200 Peru Normal school 197,300 Wayne Normal school 124,020 Chadron Normal 3chool .... 00,500 School for tho Deaf 97,800 Penitentiary 147,000 Soldiers' homo, Grand Island 184,800 Soldiers' home, Mllford GG.900 Railway commission ., 100,500 Supreme court 114.0S0 The different State officers are ask--ing for amounts ub follows: Governor $2fJ,080 Treasurer 2C.280 Auditor 37,400 Insurance department 25,G80 State superintendent 2G.280 Secretary of stato 39,300 Land commissioner 2G.800 Attorney general 39,680 The increase in appropriations ask ed in many of the state institutions is due to the fact that they have been enlarged during the blonnium Just closing, and therefore the expense of conducting them is greater. There two new institutions which were not in the list two years ago, tho tubercu losis hospital at Kearney and tho state normal school at Chadron. The Chadron school is asking $96,500 and the Kearney hospital $41,240. Prison Board Reports. Secretary Joel A. Piper of tho state prison board, in his biennial report to the governor, states that the parolo law and the indoterminato sontenco law havo brought good results, and tho board Is well satisfied with tho record made by paroled prisoners. Up to the present time 88 per cent of the prisoners paroled have led good and useful lives. Since July, 1911, tho prison board has recommended par dons for twenty-nino prisoners and paroled eighty-three. "Since organi zation, 375 applications have been filed for their consideration, classi fied as follows: For pardons, 113; for commutation of sentence, 62, and for parole, 200." Favors Missouri Plan. The Wisconsin plan for an amend ment to the constitution of tho stato to better provide for taxation legisla tion, giving the legislature wider scope In taxation matters, was adopt ed at a special meeting of the Tax Reform club In Lincoln. This amend ment will nlso bo favored by tho tax ation commission of Nebraska, and a committee from the tax club went to Omaha to urge tho Omaha Economic club to get behind tho movement for its adoption. Good Roads Bill Drafted. Legislative committees represent ing the state automobllo association, county' officials' organized good roads association, conservation bodies, or ganized agrlculturo and similar inter ests held an all day meeting in Lin coln last week at which provisions of a good ronds law wero discussed and agreed upon. Considerable progress was made, but moro work is necessary beforo the bill is Bhaped for action. Boys' Corn Samples Samples ot corn grown by the Ne braska Boys' Corn clubs In competi tion for the Union Stock Yards prizes continue to arrive at the general of fices of tho yard company in South Omaha. Elton Stono of Lyons, who has held the record -until now with 103 bushels for an acre yield, has had to glvo way to two oUier lads. Paul Kruse of Ulysaes, who now holds the enviable record as the best corn far mer in the state, grow on his acre a few pounds more than 112 bushels. Will Ask For Appropriation. Tho hoard of control of tho Homo for Dependent Children will ask an appropriation of $42,000 from tho leg islature for tho next blonnium. At tho beginning of the blennlum there wero 281 children under tho caro of the homo and 141 havo slnco thnt timo been admitted. Of those dis charged llfty-ono havo gono out by adoption, seven havo died, ono mar ried, thlrty-UireiH returned to their parents, one attained Its majority, nlno have been sent to other Institu tions. Civil Service Examinations. Tho United States civil servico com mission announces tho following ex aminations to bo held nt Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, North Platte, Alliance, Nebraska City and Omaha: January 8, assistant agriculturist In farm economics (malo); January 8. engineer and plumber (malo); Janu ary 8, entomological assistant (male); January 8, laboratory assistant In physics (male); January 8, scientific assistant In plant physiology (malo); January 8, laboratory helper, candy making (mole).