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Ington and In Other Sections of
Tody-four women sire applicants
for places as street cleaning Inspec
tors in Philadelphia.
Belgium became tho twentieth na
tion to accept tho offer of Secretary
Bryari's pence plan and to ask for tho
Wage increases for employes of
Atlantic coast are .likely to ho rec
ommended wltfiln a short time by
when a runway leading to one of the
bath houses collasped. Two woro
drowned and five others woro uncon
BCiOUH when tnken from tho water.
William Waldorf Astor has Just
ndded the London Mdrnlng Post to his
Htrlng of newspapers, tho Observer
und tho Pall Mall Gazette, paying
(1,250,000 for the last venture.
Tho South Dakota National Guard,
COO 8trong, will go Into camp at Fort
Meade, and go through maneuvers
with tho Twelfth calvory at tho post
for eight days.
At the request of Mrs. 10. B. T.
Wndsworth, who died at Beatrice,
Neb., her body was cremated and
sunk In Lake Michigan, a mllo from
Twonty-flvo persons wero Injured,
four fatally, when two olcctrlo inter
urban trains loaded with pleamiro
Keekers met in a head-on collision In
Pitcher Jtlco WIllIaniB wns sold by
tho Great Falls- Union association
team to tho St. LouIb Nationals for
delivery September 11. i Tho announc
ed price was $2,500,
Express train No. 70, on tho New
Haven road, carrying President Wil
son to Cronlsh, N. II., struck and In
etantly killed an unidentified man
near Bridgeport, Conn.
State Senator Smith of West Vir
ginia waB convicted of bribory in con
nection with accepting $2,200 to vote
for Colonol William Seymour Edwards
an a candidate for the United States
It is stated that tho David Lamnr,
who has made such startling disclos
ures to congrss at tho sonato lobby
investigations, wns formerly a Ne
braska man, known In Omaha ns Da
Clarence Crosby, 18, of Toledo, O.,
was Instantly, killed when ho. fell 500
feet from his balloon while mnklng
nn ascension beforo 8,000 peoplo at
tho Wood County Sunday School as
H. L. llnss, a Now York lawyer, re
ported to tho pollco that Jowols
valued at between $25,000 and $35,000
had been stolen from his summer
home at Long Beach, N. J., during tho
abBcnco of tho family.
Leo Barrott, son of William Barrett
of Cambridge, VL, aged 15 years has
perfected nn lnvontlon by which un
onglno can tako on water without
stopping. It has boon approved by
the patent olllco at Washington.
With tho celebatlon of high pontl
fical mass, tho tenth annual conven
tion of tho National Cathollcal Educa
tional society wns opened nt Now Or
leans. More than 200 promlnont
Catholic educators attended tho ser
vice. Tho 2-qent pasBcngor rnto aro now
effective inj Missouri qn tho Chicago
& Alton; too Burlington and tho Wa
bash railroads, Tho Missouri Pacific
and tho Rock Island havo also mado
n 2-cent rnto botweon Kansas City and
According to reports from Wal)
street, tho Missouri Pacific systcm'B
May operations nddod $352,000 to sur
plus account, bringing total earnings
In excess of fixed charges and other
deductions for tho cloven months of
tho current year up to $1,414,000.
Tho democratic caucus of tho Bon
nie finally approved tho tariff meas
ure as revised by tho ilnanco commit
too majority and a final mooting of
tho caucus will bo hold when a reso
lution to bind tho senators to Its sup
port will bo prosontcd and adopted.
Undo, Ben Wallaco, reputed to bo
tho wealthiest circus man In tho
-world, forever quit tho Bhow buBlnoss,
when his controlling Intorcst la tho
Hagenbeck-Wnllaco shows wns trans
ferred to a nowly formed corporation
known nB tho United StatoB Amuse
An 800-mllo rldo ovor the civil war
battlefield In Virginia, Maryland and
Pennsylvania has boon completed
nfter forty-five dnys spent In tho sad
dle, by' n party of officers from tho
nrmy college headed by Brlgndtor
(General Crozler. '
Resolutions for a broad investiga
tion of Martin M. Mulhall's sonsa
tlonal charges that presont and for
mer congressmen woro "Influenced"
Ly n lobby of tho National Associa
tion of Manufacturers havo been re
ported to tho house by the ruleB com
mittee under an agreement for
Tho Senate democrats have ap
proached a final agreomont on the Un
derwood Simmons tariff bill.
ClgarotB cannot be sold os tra'ns In
Minnesota, according to an opinion
given by the state's attorney gen
A machine for drying whey and con
verting It Into pnwdor for food has
been Invented by a New Yorker.
In reply to a demand following a
request from Postmaster General Bur
leson, Arthur O. Klsk again refused
to resign as postmaster of San Frun
Cisco. A Pennsylvania statistician calcu
lates that In tho laBt year 120,000,000
tons of water wero pumped out of thd
mines of ono company In tho anthra
According to tho alienists, , who are
mooting In Chicago, the people of that
city work too hard, dance too hard,
think too hard, play too hard and dis
sipate too hard.
Nearly 0,000 persons wero maroon
ed on Rockaway beach all night by
flro which destroyed part of tho
trestlo connecting thnt particular re
sort with Long Island,
CharloB R. Rolckhoff of Helmet, Cal.,
has touched neither water or any
other liquid thnn the Julco of fruits
for four years. Rolckhoff, Is the son
of a millionaire Hying nt Orange City.
Arthur I. Moss, a twenty-two-year
old probationary clerk In tho main
postofflco at St. Louis confessed to
havo rifled tho mails which passed
through his hands during the last six
Statisticians hnve Just completed
counting tho nickels thnt havo been
spent tho last year to see tho
"movies" shows. Tho grand total,
said to bo tho first official count over
mndo, Is $:U9,000,000.
Tho total amount of, money In tho
United States at tho beginning of tho
now fiscal year, amounted to $3,718,
370,000, an Increase of $12,150,000 over
n month ago, according to u state
ment from tho trensury.
Tho special pardcl post stamp will
not bo issued after tho present stock
In tho hands of the various offices is
used up and tho ordinary postago
stamps will bo good for tho use on
parcel post packages after July 1.
Twonty-flvo boys woro dropped Into
tho Merlmac river at. Lawrence, Mass
tho world's lightweight championship
by defeating Joo Rivers In tho olov
onth round of their match at San
Francisco July 4th. Tho battle was
spirited from first to laBt and Rltchlo
won solely on his superior ability to
glvo and take punishment.
Tho special arbitration treaties of
tho United Stntes with Japan, Swo
don and Portugal, which would havo
oxplrcd by limitation within the next
month, wero extended by protocols
signed by Secrotnry Bryan, tho Jap
anese ambassador and tho Swedish
and Portugal ministers.
Returns to tho war department
thUB far shows that 1G5 students, rep
resenting forty-eight Bchools and col
leges, havo qualified to attend the
mllltnry camp of Instruction which
opons on Gettysburg battlefield July
7, at tho closo of tho votorans' reun
ion and continues until August 15.
Tho Ico situation at Cincinnati Is
very acute. Tho city confiscated the
ico companies' plants and oporatod
them desplto tho striking drivers, al'
efforts at arbitration between Ico
plant owners and drivers having fail
ed. In retaliation tho owners of tht
plants Bought to enjoin tho cltyifrom
continuous oporatlon, but tho court
allowed matters to stand, tho city giv.
Ing bond to handle tho plnntB In a
business like manner. In tho mean
time tho people aro suffering.
Australa has 10,904 miles of rail
road. Tho anciont city of Smyrna la to
havo an electric railway.
Prince Ernest, hiiBbnnd of Emperor
WJllIam of Germany's daughter, has
an Income of $1,000,000 a year,
A hansom typo of vohlclo, which
was onoo seen In numbers In London,
now occupies a placo In a Loudon
Tho French aviator, Maurice L.
Foulqulcr, whllo testing a monoplane
for tho first time, foil from a height
of 250 feet and was killed.
Tho Sorvlan government has ad
dressed a noto to Bulgaria, formally
breaking off diplomatic relations and
rocalllng the minister at Solln
By tho spring of 1915 Germany will
havo widened Its Kiel cannl 45 feot
ami will havo constructed two double
lockB lnrger than thoBo of tho Pana
Chlhuuhua Is in a desperate sit
uation, surrounded by 2,500 robols
Tho fedornls dally Indulge In cannon
flro, throwing shells Into tho sur
Evldonco that Borious lighting: Is
occurring In Macedonia Is found In
tho arrival of largo numbors of
wounded and prlsonorn at tho various
Zuo Sun Bleu, recently ""appointed
assistant secrotnry of state of tho
now ChlnoBo republic, Is thoroughly
Amorlcanlzod. llo graduated laBt"
Juno from Brown university.
Tho wlfo of Promlor Zahlo of Don
mark Is tho olllclal Btonogrnphor of
tho Danish Parliament at $825 n year,
Gonoral Antonio Rnbngn tins re
signed ns military governor of Chi
huahua Btato. Ho will go to Mexico
London and several other lurgo clt.
los of Engjnnd havo been suffering of
lato from nn cpldomla of Jowolry and
A dispatch from Athens announces
that the Greeks occupy Nlgrltu, to tho
northeast of Salonlkl, which they
found burning, tho Inhabitants hav
ing been massacred by tho Bulgarians,
BY LAMAR STORY
Now York Broker Admits Having
Posed as Various Con
gressmen. INQUIRY PLANNED BY HOUSE
Lamar Telia Amazing Story of His
Activities In Lobby Work $82,
000,000 Fraud in Union Pa
cific Is Charged.
Washington, July 5. Extraordinary
developments occurred In tho lobby
situation in the house of representa
tives and before tho senate lobby
committee. They wero:
A brazen confession by ono David
Lamar, who admitted this name to be
an alias, and who described himself
as a Now York operator In Btocks,
that ho had Impersonated members
of congress In behalf of the employ
ment of Edward Lauterbach, a Now
York lawyer, to prevent national
legislation hostile to big financial In
terests. A detailed charge by Lamar that
the Union Pacific company's books
had been forged In 1901 on an Item
covering $82,000,000, ono of tho re
sults of which, he alleged, was that
Kuhn, Loob & Co. and tho lato E. H.
Harrlman amassed enormous fortunes.
Denials by Congressmen Sherley of
Kentucky, Calder of New York, Webb
of North Carolina, and Bnrtholdt of
Missouri on tho floor of tho house of
representatives that they had had any
connection whatsoever with or that
they had been controlled or Influenced
In tho slightest degree by tho National
Assocfutlon of Manufacturers or Us
Demands by these congressmen and
others for an Immediate investigation
of tho Mulhall revelations by a spe
cial commltteo to bo' created by tho
Reference of those several resolu
tions to tho committee on rules, with
Instructions to roport a comprchen
Blvo resolution on Saturday next call
ing for a thorough investigation of
all lobbying operations directed on
members of tho houso.
Wltneas Enjoys Own Tale.
Lamar, or whatever his real namo
may bo (and tho committee proposes
to force him 'to reveal it beforo ho is
finally excused), deserves study by
psychological experts. Ab If ho wero
telling a Joko the whole country would
relish ho smilingly related his tele
phone conversations with president
of and counsel for tho Union Pacific
Railroad company, tho Standard Oil
company, tho Unitod Cigars company,
and others, all deslgnod to bring about
tho employment of Lauterbach aB
their legislative agent
At ono tlmo ho said ho was Con
gressman Palmer, at another Con
gressman RIordat. Again ho was
Chairman McCombs of tho national
Democratic commlttoo endeavoring to
mako an arrangoment with Chairman
Hllles of tno Republican party to
Denent through pressure on senators
and congressmen tho Interests with
which Hllles now is associated.
Ho impersonated so many congress
men that ho could not romembor them
Claims He Aided Public.
His solo motive, ho claimed, was to
impress tho big financiers with tho
ability of his friend Lauterbach. Nor
was Mr. Lauterbach tho sole benefi
ciary of his philanthropic conduct.
Tho American peoplo, ho declared,
wero heavily In his debt, for he had
saved them tho tidy ilttlo sum of $30,
000,000 in conneotion with tho reorgan
ization of tho Union Pacific in 1897.
For this patriotic net ho said that ho
and tho late Russell Sago, with whom
ho co-operated, wero denounced as
n "pair of conscienceless blackmail
ers." But this was not nil of Mr. Lamar's
aiBinterested service for others. Ho
told how Jnraos R. Keono and his son-in-law
and somo friends acquired $42,
000,000 of tho stock of the Union Pa
cific, how. ho took measures to savo
Ho told how "tho golden moment"
for which ho was worklnc arrivod nmi
how Mr. Koeno failed to, grasp it
when ho told him to do so, with tho
result that Keeno lost tho greater
part of his fortune, and tho firm of
which Keeno'a Bon-in-lnw wns tho head
was forced to suspond.
Tells of" "War" on Lauterbach.
And then, touchlngly, ho described
how J. Plorpont Morgan, Kuhn, Loeb
& Co.. and E. II. Harrlman, forced Into
consolidation of their Interests by Uio
pnnlc of 1907, determined to starve
Mr. Lauterbach out In tho practice of
his profession and bring about his os
traclsm from tho business and profes
Tho price of tho withdrawal of their
opposition was thnt Lauterbach should
have nothing further to do with tho
witness, Lamar. Magnanimously 1.
mar offered to reloaso Lauterbach, but
tho latter magnanimously refused.
"Rut. Mr. Chairman," continued La
mar, In tho most convincing tone, "it
was most distressing to mo to seo
tho mental condition of my friend, to
aeo tho low ostato Into which ho was
foiling In the prnctlco of his profes
sion, and the curtailment of his In
come. I would havo dona anything In
my powqr to chango that any to ame
llorato thosu conditions.
"I realize perfectly that I could not
talk with these men directly. Tholr
hatred and ilisllko of mo wns so bit
ter that they would- not oven confer
I with mo on any subject
And It Is perfectly true, therefore,
that for the purpose of endeavoring to
restore tho condition of former friend
ship nnd harmony that had existed be
tween Mr. Lauterbach and tho firm of
Kuhn, Loeb & Co., and Mr. Schlff,
I did, using tho names of other per
sons ,havo a number of conversations
over the telephono with men con
nected with the Union Pacific com
pany." Teatlmony Given by Lamar.
Lamar, when he first took tho stnnd
this morning, admitted he was tho
man montloned In the testimony of
Robert S. Lovett as having called Wall
street financiers on tho telephono and
Ho then gave a history of hlB al
leged dealings with financiers and rail
road magnates. In 18,97, ho Bald, the
late RusboII Sago authorized him to
proceed, to compel tho Union Pacific
to pay tho government $58,000,000 in
bonds owing It. Lamar, with Senntor
Foraker, came to Washington and con
ferred with President McKinloy.
"Wo wero charged with being a pnlr
of conscienceless blackmailers," La
mar said, "but that had no effect on
When Sago retired from business
In 1901, on Sago's recommendation,
Lamar said, ho became associated
with James R. Keono. Lamar said he
warned Keene, whon tho latter was
buying Union Pacific stock, that tho
railroad would ruin him to get re
venge for Lamar's previous activity.
He detailed how, when Keene and his
associates had $43,000,000 In Union Pa
clflc, ho took stops to enjoin tho voting
of certain stock so thnt E. H. Harrl
man would be compelled to buy Keeno'a
Btock at a high figure. With Keeno's
approval he retained Lauterbach's law
firm and paid $25,000. Lauterbach and
Iaraar camo to Washington, paid
Foraker a feo, and engaged him.
When the injunction was finally de
cided against Keeno Union Paciflo
went down and Keene and his friends
lost most of their fortunes.
Tells of Phone Talks.
"As the result of tho panic of 1907,".
said Lamar, "Harrlman, Kuhn, Loeb
& Co., tho National City bank, and
Morgan & Co. becamo bound together
as with an iron band."
"For the purpose of doing my friend,
Lauterbach, a service," ho said, "and
to restore him to his former friendly
relation with Kuhn, Loeb & Co., Jacob
Schlff and the Union Pacific officials,
and others, did have conversations
with Union Pacific officials, and in
thoso conversations I did use the
names of other persons. But there was
no suggestion of a feo to Mr. Lautor
bach. On tho strength of these tele
phono messages Mr. Lovett camo hera
and charged that Edward Lauterbach
had tried to blackmail him."
Tho Lauterbach incident, added,
"paled into insignificance," compared
with an $82,000,000 forgery which ho
alleged w.ib committed on the Union
Pacific books in 1901. -
"I don't know who did It." said La
mar, "the chairman of the board or
the office boy, but I do know this $82,.
000,000 was the fulcrum which enabled
Harrlman and Kuhn, Loob & Co. to
gain control of these corporations."
Tells Story of "Forgery."
Ho described a double entry of $82,
OOO.'OOO representing securities the
Union Pacific assumed In tnklng over
tho Oregon Short Lino nnd the Ore
gon Railway and Navigation company.
Tho Items, ho said, were carried in
tho "consolidated balance, sheet" of
tho Union Pacific Juno 30, 1900, but
between that tlmo and Juno 30, 1901.
ho alleged, some one had erased tho
$82,000,000 Item from one side of the
ledger, leaving It as a credit balance
on tho other side.
VThoy took all the securities of tho
; Oregon Short Lino and the Oregon
Railway aud Navigation," ho said,
"and used them as Bccurlty for an Is
sue of bonds. They got that money
and used it to finance the deal for the
Northern Pacific and Grent Northern
transactions and the flotntlon of Great
Northern Oro properties, which they
sold out at an onormoiiB profit."
Later, Lamar alleged, tho principals
In tho transaction went to Kuhn, Loeb
& Co. and secretly got nearly $200,
000,000, which ho believed was for
their own use.
Denial Made by Cravath.
Immediately after Lamar had fin
lshed this phase of the story. Paul D.
j Cravath of counsel for tho Union Pa
i ciflc railroad put In this reply:
, "In vlow of tho statomont regard
ing tho account of tho Union Pacific
I Railroad company which David Lamar
. has gono out of his way to mako be
foro this committee, und, inasmuch as
persons not familiar with David La.
mar's character, who may read this
statement In tho newspapors, may be
j misled thereby. I doom It my duty tc
I make the following statement for the
records of tho committee;
"For sevoral days persons con
nected with tho Union Paciflo Rail
road company havo been In.
formed that an effort was being mado
to circulate and securo publication of
j a ptopared story about an alleged
' falsification of tho accounts of the
j Union Pacific company Involving
1 $7,0.000,000 or $SO,000,000 of Its sur
, "Wo woro Informed, in substnnco,
I that this, story was bo palpably falsa
j aud scandalous and so plainly offered
i for am improper purposo, that tho
I newspapers would not publish It. In-
formation thon came that tho otorv
would soon bo mado public In such a
way that the newspapors would have
to publish It.
"It now appears that the medium
for tho publication of this story was
to bo this man David Lamar, who has
confessed himself to be tho most un
conscionable of liars of modern
ARE READY FOR FRAY
REPUBLICANS PREPARE -ATTACK
UPON TARIFF BILL.
E SUBSTITUTE SCHEDULES
Senators Smoot and La Follette Will
Lead Opponents to Bill as
Framed by Caucus.
"Washington. Republican members
of tho senato havo been quietly pre
paring some facts for the attack that
Is to be mado on the Underwood tariff
bill when It gets back into the senate
lato this week. While a program of
tariff policy has not been laid out by
the republicans, leading representa
tives of tho party In tho senato havo
prepared amendments, BubsUtutc
schedules and protection arguments
directed at many of tho Important
sections of tho democratic bill.
Senator Simmons, chairman of tho
flnanco committee, who will bring the
bill In from tho commlttqo with the
seal of democratic caucus approval
upon It, estimates, that five weeks
will be enough to wind up general
debato and discussion of tho meas
ui;o and to securo a voto on its final
Tho democrats aro not yet In com
plete harmony over tho measure, be
cause of tho lnslsteuco of somo west
ern and southern senators that tho
free sugar and free wool plans of tho
administration bo modified. An at
tempt Is to be made to put a binding
rule through tho caucus, pledging ev
ery democrat to voto down amend
ments In the senato and to support
tho bill In Its entirety. Pronouncecd
opposition to this plan oxists within
tho party ranks.
Two Sot3 of Amendments.
Two views of tho republican atti
tude nre shown In the work that has
been done by Senator Smoot of Utah
and Senator LaFollotte of Wisconsin
in preparation for tho approaching
fight In tho senate. Senator Smoot
has prepared amendments to Bcores
of tho democratic items and will offer
a complete substitute for tho demo
cratic wool tariff plan. His proposal
will bo for a substantial reduction In
raw wool and on manufactured goods,
but on such a basis that a reasonable
protection will bo retained.
Senator La Folletto has been work
ing for weeks with the aid of experts,
preparing substitute schedule's .for
many sections of tho Underwood
Simmons bill. He alsp has again at
tacked the woolen and cofton sched
ules and Is prepared to make a long
and stubborn fight In tho effort to
rally republicans, progressives and
somo democrats to tho support of a
woolen tariff that will be much be
low the presont rates, but will pre
serve protection. It is expected,
however, that the. La Follette pro
posal will suggest much lower ratee
than those to be mado by Senator
Old People's Home Free of Debt.
Boone, la. Tho National Swedish
Old People's homo, a new structure
lust dedicated hero, now Is freo from
debt. Tho home was made possible by
tho Commercial association donating
$5,000 and by tho work of the Rev. J.
Iledstrom of this city, who solicited
and worked as far west as California.
Ho has returned as far west as Cali
fornia. Ho has returned from the na
tional conference in Mlneapolis, and
thero the last of the Indebtedness was
Ice Men Return to Vork.
Cincinnati, O. Following a series
of conferences between representa
tives of the unions affected, and Ice
manufacturers, striking Ico employes
decided to return to work, thus end
ing an Ice strlko, which has been In
oxistence three weeks. The drlvors
and helpers aro to be granted an In
crease In pay and recognition of their
union will be a subject of discussion.
The engineer's and firemen's union
will bo recognized.
The Last Train Departs.
Gettysburg. Pa. Tho serving of tho
last breakfast and tho departure of
tho last train of veterans marked the
actual Nosing of tho big camp which
held between 50,000 and 55,000 civil
lar soldiers from every section of the
United States, hero for tho celebration
of tho fiftieth anniversary of tho bat
tie. The students' military camp will
open on tho site of tho big cahip with
about forty colleges represented. The
young men will be given a six weeks'
training in military tactics.
Dundee Gets Decision.
Albuquorque. N. M. Johnny Dun
deo of Now York got tho decision
over Tommy Dixon of Kansas City,
at tho end of a ten-round fight hero
Threo knockdowns wero scored.
Militants Are Rearrested.
London. Tho police rearrested
threo of tho officials of the women's
social and political union, tho mill
tnnt suffraget organization, who wore
released on licences on June 21, ow
ing to ill health, tho result of their
general hunger strike In Jail.
Arson Squad Still Bucy.
Birmingham, England. Damages
amounting to $2,000 was done by a
tiro in the largo factory at Sutton
Coldfleld, which Is believed to have
been the work of suffragettes.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
The Omaha truant officer says
mothers Ehould bo trained, and sug
gests a special school.
Tho Miller Ssn, J. M. Amsberry
edjtor, was enlarged to twice Its
former bIzo beginning with tho Issue
of July 4.
Tho insurance department of the
state has HcenEcd tho Bankers' Llfo
of Monmouth, 111., to do business In
Miss Chattlo Colomnn proprietor of
tho Stromsburg Headlight, has gono
to Portland, Ore., for a two-month's
Judge Charles B. Letton of the su
preme court left last week with Mrs.
Letton for a two months' tour of Eng
land and Scotland.
Editor Baxter of the Halgler News
will movo his plant Into a now brick
building in which be has leased quart
ers aB soon as It is completed.
Tho cornerstone of tho new Graco
Lutheran church at West Point has
been laid. Tho building Is of brick
and stone and will cost $15,000.
John H. Grlssom has been appolnt
ted postmaster at Powell to fill tho
vacancy of E. L. Jenkins, who has
served in that capacity for many
Flint Holmes, formerly with tho
Farnam Echo, assumed control of tho
Holbrook Observer July 1, having
leased the plant from Deputy Oil In
spector Ayers. '
Of all cities In tho United States.'
Lincoln had the highest percentage
of gain made in building operations
during the month of April, according
to recently complied statistics.
Tho four fProlcstant churches of
Fairbury. the Methodist, Presbyterian,
Christian and Baptist, have arrang
ed to hold union meetings at tho city
park auditorium in July and August.
The assessment books of Stanton
county havo been closed for tho year
1913 and the abstract of assessment
completed. Tho total gain over last
year's assessment amounts to $19,275.
Cupid w.ib a busy little chap dur
ing June Just ended in Douglas coun
ty, there being 323 marriage licenses
Issued, the largest number ever
known for a single month at the court
At the home of Dr. Nichols In Mor
rill, HaTold B. Woodman of Minatare
and Miss Mary B. Spencer of this
place were married. Both were well
known nnd popular in Morrill and
Tho first new wheat in Gage county
was marketed at Beatrice by D. M.
Buck and G. T. Reynolds. The grain
tested sixty-three pounds to the bush
el and averaged thirty-four bushels
to the acre.
Tho C-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Wright of Fairbury swallow
ed a Fourth of July badge recently
and was on the verge of strangling
when the timely arrival of physicians
saved her life.
The plant of the Dorchester Star,
which is owned by J. F.' Longane.iker,
was damaged by fire to tho extent of
$3,000 last week. The blaze started
from a -leak In a gasoline tank in tho
The raising of the second fund of
$100,000 for the permanent endow
ment of Hastings college was cele
brated with a banquet given by the
advisory board at tho Presbyterian
church of Hastings.
According to tho returns of tho
asseEors of Otoe county there are 75,
380 acres of wheat growing in that
county at the present time or is be
ing harvested. It is the largest acre
age of wheat ever grown in this coun.
Work is being actively pushed by
the state board of agriculture In an
effort to complete Agricultural and
Horticultural hall before the date set
for the fair. Electric lights are being
provided so that the contractors may
use night and day shifts. ,
Joseph A. Blum, an erstwhile In
vestor In stock of tho old Nebraska
Iowa Creamery company, demands
through tho courts that JRobert A.
Stewart, now manager of tho David
Colo Creamery company, glvo an ac
counting" of the financial affairs of
tho old concern.
Jame3 W. Shearer, a veteran of tho
civil war and for mnny years cashier
of the West Point National bank, has
i;one to Gettysburg to attend the fif
tieth anniversary of that battle. Ho
is the only survivor from West Point
who will attend and is accompanied
by John Heine of Hooper.
Secretary Marshall of the state hor
ticultural society has estimated that
tho apple yield from sprayed or
chards in Nebraska at 1,500 cars. In
eastern Nebraska the crop will be
about 125 per cent as compared with
the normal, while in the northeast
and southeast sections he fixes tho
estimate at 100 per cent.
The total assesed valuation of nil
the property In the state, figured for
taxation purposes, was $4G5190,451
according to figures Just complied on
tho 1912 returns from all Nebraska
counties." Tho taxes resulting from
that vnluntlon amounted to $7,G53,'J57
and the average rate for all counties
of the state amounted to 37.95 mills.
At the annual bchool board elec
tion at Schubert, Frank Mullen and
Dr. W. E. Shook were elected ns mem
bers. A report wns rend showing $2,.
400 on hand. Miss Mira Davison or
Stella has been elected to teach
muthomatlcs and science In the high
Gross receipts at the Omaha post
office for the month of Juno wore
$104,407.10, nn increaso of $14,257.00
or 1G per cent as compared with the
same month a year ngo. The business
of tho office in Juno, 1912. showed an
increaso of 1 per cent over tho
came month In 1911.
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