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Nebraska Fire Commissioner
Finds Old Court Decision
To Sustain Him
Llnooln, Neb., .Tune CSpeclftlT —
The fire commissioner's office will
have $35,000 to spend this biennium
instead of $15,000. as provided by
the legislature. The attorney gen
eral has so ruled, upon application
of the head of the department. Sec
retary Frye. He bases this upon a
ruling of the supreme court, in a
case brought 10 years ago, when it
said that the proceeds of a special
tax levy upon the Insurance compan
ies for paying for Inspection of
buildings cannot be used In part for
any other department of government.
The cutting down of the appropriu
tion has resulted In the cutting down
of the number of Inspectors, and tht
Insurance companies have threaten*
ed to bring suit to stop it.
THEY WERE MAKING
VINEGAR, NOT BOOZL
Lincoln, Neb.» June (Special 1
—The supreme court has freed
George Sommers and hia wife Ruby,
who operate a farm In Fillmore
county on a conviction for having
violated the prohibitory law. Their
defense was that they were not
making whiskey but vinegar and
were following a recipe that had
been In the family of the wife for
several generations. This constated
of 10 gallons of water and sugar
Into which had been placed a pound
of yeast. The court says that this
does not make mash as Is meant by
the state prohibitory law. There
must be grain, either whole, crack
or crushed, or malt, to make mash.
The court also holds that there 1b
nothing in the law that makes the
bonaflde making and selling of
vinegar an offense, even though
alcohol Is produced in the process
BLOOMFIELD READY FOR
JULY 4 CELEBRATION.
Bloomfield, Neb., June *" (Spe
cial—All the preliminaries ror the
big j-elobratlon to be staged here on
the Fourth pf July, under the aus
pices of the Bloomfield Concert
hand, have been' completed. The
program of the day will Include a
program at the city park In the
forenoon, ball game, races and
sports In the afternoon and a grand
ball In the evening. A feature of
the afternoon program will be a
horse race between two teams pick
ed from the Bloomfield Volunteer
fire department, one captained by
H. H. Hassman and the other by
OMAHA MAN KILLED.
Omaha, Neb., June (Special)—
The only known fatality In Tues
day's storm was In Omaha where
Edward Sorenson was electrocuted
when he picked up a power trans
mission wire blown down by the
MAN IN 8UICIDE
PACT ON TRIAL.
Scottsbluff, Neb., June "—A Jury
was secured Tuesday to near -the
trial of Cecil Corbin, charged with
the murder of Laura Duff. Corbin
Is alleged to have been a participant
In a "suicide pact” In which the
girl died while he recovered.
TO DRAINAGE DITCH
Le Mars, la., June **' (Special)—
The Illinois Central railway com
pany has filed suit In district court
here to have tho court set aside a
decision made by tho town council
June 9, when the railroad's objec
tions to Hinton's drainage proposal
MADE LONG TRIP
Ilawarden, la., June A (Special)—
Wm. Metcalf of this city has re
ceived word from his daughter, Mary,
who started last week to drive from
Ilawarden to Cleveland, O. She made
the trip without car trouble or loss
of time. Miss Metcalf teaches in the
Onawa schools. She was accompan
ied on this trip by her mother.
SAC COUNTY FARM
BUREAU PICNIC THURSDAY
Sac City, la., June ’ (Special) —
The Sac County Farm Bureau will
hold Its fifth annual picnic at the
fair grounds here, Thursday. Con
gressman Haugen, of the Fourth lown
district, will be the principal speaker.
A full line of sports, Including a
baseball game was scheduled tor the
CLUB BOYS AND GIRLS
TO CRYSTAL LAKE MEET
Carroll. Neb., June (Special) —
The members of the poultry and
swine clubs, with their leaders, plan
attending the hoys’ and glrs’ club
meeting at Crystal Lake, today and
tomorrow. Demonstrations and
judging will be held. Nebraska club
leaders wil lbe present to give their
assistance in the work.
An expedition to study migratory
wild fowl at the mouth nf the Yukon
river has been sent to Alaska by the
t’nlted States department of ;u;ric;i!
-- » ---—
IS RECORD MONTH
FOR COYOTE SCALP;
Broken Bow, Neb., June -June
so far is a record month for coyote
scalps in this country. Since May 24
839 scalps were brought In to the
county clerk's office, 4X7 of them
coming In during the first Sixteen
days of this month. They «re com*
lug from all parts of the country,
which shows that the people are
making a determined effort In every
aection to kill the animals.
BY BIG SUIT
Though Woman Ask* foi
$75,000 Omaha Man
Would Forget It
Omaha, Neb., June ' —When no
tified that he had been sued for
$75,000 by a woman, charging he at
tacked her, Frank Mctlinty, said to
be a wealthy real estate owner, said
he w-as going "to forget about It”
and he didn’t even Intend to hire an
attorney. The woman is Mrs. Hazel
Leis, 28 year sold, of Omaha.
Voucher for Animals Con
demned Being Held Up
Idncoln, Neb., June (Special.)—
Secretary Shumway, of the depart
ment of agriculture. Is withholding
for the time being his approval of a
voucher for $1,425 that is drawn to
pay the receiver of the Judy ranch in
Buffalo county for 14 head of grade
steers that were condemned as vic
tims of tuberculosis. As these ani
mals were small, ranging from 130
pound calves to 800-pound steers, the
secretary Is of the opinion that the
state Is being asked to pay a lot
more than they were worth, espe
cially as they brought only $238 when
Mr. Shumway figures that this Is
appraising grade steers as worth 25
cents a pound, and he does not be
lieve any grade animals can be worth
that. The appraisal of a 130-pound
calf Is $65 and a 630-pound steer $140.
The appraisals aro made by the vet.
erlnarlan In charge of the testing
for disease, acting with the owner.
Mr. Shumway thinks some better
way ought to be devised. There w-er*
45 purebreds In the herd that wer
also found to be reactors.
IS NOT PROTECTED
Lincoln, Neb., June 'Special.)—
The Schuyler Creamery association
has appealed to the state supreme
court from an order denying it reim
bursement out of the state guaranty
fund for $1,000 of perpetual care
money that it hud on deposit with the
Citizens State bank of Kimball when
it failed. The testimony developed
that Henry Bolton, the treasurer,
acting for tho association, received
$20 from the bank in addition to
the 6 per cent called for by the cer
tificate of deposit, and for this rea
son the lower court said It was a
loan and not a deposit. The treas
urer said the banker told him, when
he gave him the $20 that money was
worth more than 6 per cent at that
time, although the state law forbidt
banks from paying more than that.
HARTINGTON MAN HA8
AN OLD COIN
H&rtington, Neb., June ' (Spe
cial.)—-Carl Lange, of this place,
owns a silver dollar which is 126
years old, being coined in 1798. It re
sembles somewhat the dollar com
monly coined prior to the new “lib
erty” dollar. The head side of the
coin bears the representation of a
woman’s head and bust, above which
is tho word “Liberty" and below
which is tho date, "1798.” Around
the head are grouped 13 stars. The
other side of the dollar differs from
that of the bettor known dollar In
that the wings of the eagle are
spread wider and on the eagle’s
breast is the American shield which
does not appear on the later coins.
Above the eagle are grouped 13 stars
and around the central design are the
words “United States of America."
The motto, “In God We Trust,” can
not be found on the cpln. “K TMu
ribus Unum” is inscribed on a
streamer carried by the eagle.
This old dollar has an interesting
feature which modern coins, do not
have. In place of the "milled” edge
on the modern coins appears an in
scription, somewhat worn, but ap
parently “One dollar or unit for one
hundred cents.” The coin also is a
little larger than the modern dollar.
It is in an excellent state of preser
I vatlon, the words and date easily be
ing reud, except tho words arouinf
the edge, which are worn down.
Tommy Douglas, of Denver, Col.,
the clown with t|ie trick mule who
made thousands laugh at the Ameri
can legion rodeo recently held in
Omaha. Neb., joined the Omaha post
of the Legion at the conclusion of
his engagement. Seventeen thousand
people saw the first annual Legion
rodeo, staged under joint auspices
of Omaha and South Omaha posts of
BEAN IN CHILD’S
LUNG CAUSES DEATH
Atkinson, Neb., June ' -The 13
months-old son of James Kubart, of
this city, died In an Omaha hospital
from a bean in his lung.
TARANTULA BITE SENDS
OMAHA MAN TO HOSPITAL
Omaha, Neb., June —Meyer
Linker, Omaha fruit dealer, was
taken to a hospital in a serious con
dition after being bitten by a taran
tula, which was hidden In a bunch
Inmates of Institutions Sup*
plied as a Discipinary
IJnooln, Neb., June « (Special)
The state board of control buys seven
tons of chewing tobacco a year for
the use of the men in the old soldier's
home, the state penitentiary, the
feeble-minded institute and the state
hospitals for the insane. This Is done
aei a matter of discipline, that Is, by
pandering to the habits of the Inmates
formed before they came there they
avoid trouble with them and also the
expense of custodial care. No clgarets
are purchased for their use, altho an
allowance of smoking tobacco is made.
Cigars re furnished as treats on spec
This fact came to light through the
statement of a girl runaway from the
state reformatory for women at York
that the state would not furnish such
necessaries of life as cosmetics.
Barge, of Hoskins,
Paroled By Board
Lincoln, Neb., June ~ (Special)—
As a result of the plea made to the
state board of pardons and paroles at
Its last meeting, by H. H. Barge,
former banker of Hoskins, Wayne
county, he has been granted a parole
according to announcement Sunday.
Barge was convicted of embezzlement
and received a sentence of from 1 to
10 years In the penitentiary. He has
served over three years of his sen
tence, It Is claimed he made partial
restitution. His family was repre
sented as destitute, his wife working
as a domestic to support herself and
children, another banker who received
a parole was Mathias J. Raemakers,
of Revllle, also convicted of embezzle
Finis Anderson, former treasurer
of Nance county, convicted of em
bezzling $30,000 of county funds, serv
ing a term of 1 to 5 years, was denied
a parole. Action in other applications
for clemency was as follows: Parole
for Fred Miller, Knox county, con
victed of hog stealing and breaking
Jail; Mike Supik, Knox county, shoot
ing to kill, decision deferred.
Pushed Into Water,
Nebraskan Is Drowned
Kearney, Neb., June \ (I. N. S.)
—Barney Rainwater, 51, was drown
ed in 30 feet of water in a gravel
pit south of Kearney late Suna«>.
The body was recovered about an
hour after and all efforts at resusl
tation fatled. Rainwater was one
of a group of men gathered at the
pit to fish or bathe. He could not
swim and waded Into the watei
when. It Is alleged, he was pushed
into deep water by one of his
comrades in a spirit of playfulness.
Rainwater never came to the sur
face again. The police are making
an investigation today and an in
quest may be held. Rainwater Is
survived by five grown children.
NO TRACE OF PERSON
WHO SHOT YOUNG MAN
Central City, Neb., June Wil
liam R. Christian, 17, of Buffalo, N.
Y„ found shot to death on a ranch
near Black Hawk, Colo., on Thursday
afternoon, was slain by an unknown
assassin, according to the verdict of
the coroner's Jury here late today.
The verdict was returned by the
coroner's jury after hearing the testi
mony of six witnesses, one of whom
was Jerome Lasher, also of Buffalo,
who arrived here June 10 with Chris
tian after hiking across country. No
theory for the probable murder was
ascertained during the inquest, which
was held under the direction of Coron
er Ha milch.
The murder verdict was returned
after more than two hours’ deliber
ation by the jury. The body of the
youth, who was but 17 years old. will
be returned from Central City to Buf
falo for burial.
RIVET IN HIS LUNG
FOR TWO YEARS
Omaha, Neb., June ,—Vincent
jMosites, 17. has carried a rivet
three-quarters of an Inch long in
his right lung for more than two
years, it was revealed when an
Omaha surgeon performed an
operation for the removal of the
Mosltes was pole vaulting recently
and In some way struck Ills side in
falling, he said. He felt a sharp pain
which grew worse, and pnuemonia
developed. X-ray pictures revealed
a foreign object imbedded behind
the fifth rib.
♦Two years ago 1 was working fo,'
a shoe company,” Mosites stated. "I
wat sitting on a window sill on the
second floor, holding a rivet be
tween my teeth. Suddenly 1 lost my
balance. 1 thought I was going to
faH. 1 remember gulping a deep
breath, and thought X had swallow >J
the rivet, Instead. It never hurt me
therivet, instead. It never hurt me
until 1 fell while pole vaulting.”
TOOK GIRLS OUT FOR
RIDE AND “DUMPED” THEM
Omaha, Neb., June (Special.)—
Bessie Lane, 14 years old, Pauline
Sweet, 16. and Eleanor Lauderbaclc,
8, who left home Saturday night to
attend a movie and failed to return
home, were located in Cans tounty,
Sunday. James Thompson, John
Kerwin, and Emmet Long, all liv
ing near the homes of the three
girls, are being held by South Oma
ha police. Tiie glris said the boys
drove them in an auto to Cass
count yand forced them to walk.
l > OLD RATE
Petition Says Sioux City
Given Undue Advantage
In Recent Order
Lincoln, Neb., June (Special)
—The Omaha Livestocn Exchange
filed a petition today with the state
rallyuy commission asking that the
recent order in the livestock rait.
case be amended so as to continue
the present rates to Omaha and
Sioux City on shipments northwest
of Norfolk, originating on the
Northwestern and Minneapolis and
Omaha railroads which are the
same. It Is contended, that If these
are changed to the distance basis
as fixed In the new order, Sioux
City will have an unjust and un
warranted advantage over Omaha.
It 1b asserted that this same com
mon basis 1b fixed for St. Joseph
and Kansas City and should gov
ern the two upper Missouri markets.
The Omaha Exchange Is willing
<5iat the cent difference on out
bound shipments of hogs that Sioux
City now pays be eliminated.
Acting Governor of Nebras*
ka Win Not “Camp” at
Lincoln, Neb., June 'I. N. S.)—
Fred G. Johnson, of Hastings, actin''
governor of the state during Governor
Bryan’s absence in New York, at the '
democratic convention will not come
to Lincoln to occupy the governor’s
chair because he infers that Mr.
Bryan did not wish him to do so.
Nevertheless he announced that any
citizen of the state who desires con
sideration from the governor during
Bryan’s absence can reach him at
In a letter to the press today he
says in part:
‘‘Personally I have no objection to
remaining in Hastings and attending
to my own private business, subject
to the call of the governor's secre
tary during the governor’s absence
from the state, but since I am a state
official and was elected against great
odds by popular vote—my personal
pleasure is not to be considered at
and it becomes my duty and office
at once, by virtue of the authority
and obligations placed on me to be
your acting governor—and I am.”
FARM BUREAU EVENT
WAS HUGE SUCCESS
Walthill, Neb., June Special)—
In spite of the rain tnat fell early
<1ay' a croW(I of approximately
8,00 people attended the decennial
celebration of the Thurston County
FVirm Bureau, at the O. B. Phillips
grove. Perhaps the most spectacu
lar feature of the day was the pag
illustrating the development of
II. L. Keefe, president of the Ne
braska Farm Bureau federation,p re
®}5*ed and addresses were had from
W. H. Rokow, director of extension
service at state college; James F.
Coupe, first county agent of the
tjounty; William Warner and others,
there was a good sports program
and some fine exhibits.
ELOPES WITH ANOTHER
ON EVE OF WEDDING.
Kearney, Neb., June -Emma
Louise Trampe, 24 years old, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Trampe,
of Amherst, disappeared on the eve
of her wedding and is believed by
relatives to have eloped with Frank
Klein, a farm laborer, who had been
employed near her home.
Miss Trampe was to have been
married to Alfred Dosda, of Litch
field and Grand Island, Sunday
afternoon. Saturday evening the
Trampe family made a trip to
Kearney to conclude final prepara
tions for the wedding the next day.
During, the eve'ning the young
»woman slipped from her family and
met Klein at a store, where a rela
tive was employed, it was learneu.
The couple left together. Klein had
an automobile nearby.
LOADED FERRY WAS
CAUGHT IN MID-STREAM
Homer, Neb., .Tun* -Mrs. H. N.
Wagner and three children and Mrs.
J. E. Wagner and son, Fred N„ of
Sioux City, returned home Monday
from a visit with relatives at Greg
ory, S. D. While making tho trip to
Gregory, Saturday. June 14, the tour
ists were caught in the South Dakota
cyclone at Wheeler, S. D., while cross
ing the Missouri on a ferry. When in
midstream the storm took them by
surprise, and the boat was unable to
make it acioss and in an effort to get
back was unable to reach the landing
from where It started. The boat was
anchored and the party was forced to
wait until the storm had blown over.
The ferry floated down stream sev
HAIL STONES AS
LARGE AS EGGS FALL
Hastings, Neb., June (I. N. S.)—
Hall as large as hen’s eggs severely
damaged crops in Cl^v county during
Sunday’s storm. Tho storm extended
from about five miles east of Glen
The German government discourages
radio to a great extent. I.isteners-ln
must have a license for which they pay
six dollars a year. Sets < an serve but
or.e wave length and It Is forbidden to
tune in ou foreign broadcasting sta
tions. No one may build his owr gua
no on* untier 21 w*» have a set.
'Golf Widow” Is Product
Of Modern Civilization
Prom the Indianapolis News.
'1 lie golf widow is a product of civilization and the desire
of husbands to play golf. She is unlike the sob story widow in that
she is not compelled to go along, the railroad right-of-way and
piek up coal that has dropped from passing cars. Neither does she
have to take in washing to obtain money to clothe the children*
In some other respects she bears a resemblance to the wife whose
husband has passed on. Husbands who have found it extremely
difficult to rise before 11 or 12 o’clock during the winter, now
find that they can get up by 7 or 8 o’clock. Automobiles which
during the cold months have stood neglected the greater part of
Sunday’ now arouse the neighborhood with their comparatively
early morning barking.
The golf widow is the recipient of many excuses, though If
asked early in the year, before the golf fever has innooulated
her husband, she could enumerate every one of them. There is
the stock one about having to go out to get a little exercise and the
mind off business. There is another, almost equally stock, of having
to go to the links because there are so many men desirable in a
business way who spend their time there. It may be, too, that a
of the firm has asked one of the executive staff to take the com
pany’s visitors out for a session.
But whatever the reason, the result is the same. The wife of
the winter is the golf widow of the spring, summer and fall. Sho
may have tried a score of times to get her husband up sufficiently
early on Sundays to do the small tasks that must be done round tho
house. She may have volunteered to set the alarm earlier in the
morning, so that he may fix one thing or another before he goes
to the office. The results have been negligible. But during tho
golfing seasorf she does not have to insist on early rising. A hus
band that would rail at the idea of getting his own breakfast at
other times will arise alone, tiptoe around in the hope that the
widow will not awake enough to ask him if it is necessary to get
out so early, and go down to the kitohen and get his own meal. He
may leave the stuck-up dishes for his widow to wash an hour or
so later, but he’ll not ask her to get up and get his breakfast and
then go back to bed. He’s so considerate 1
THE GOAL OF HUMANITY
Man became a living soul.—Gene
Two philosophies har long con
tended for the control of thought.
One la called Individualism, be
cause It lays the emphasis on the
single person, his rights, privileges,
The other Is called Socialism, be
cause it lays emphasis on the on the
The partisans of these two theories
fight each other furiously.
It seems to me that both theories
are wrong, when they are interpreted
| exclusively and with damnatory
Each has a ray of truth In it when
it takes account of the other.
The most perfect type of individ
ualism is the "rogue” elephant—soli
tary, predatory, miserable—a torment
to himself and a terror to others.
The most perfect example of pure
socialism is a swarm of bees, where
personality is nil, every member gets
the same pay—board and lodging—
and the only object is to perpetuate
the swarm and keep the hive full.
But without the aid of man they
never produce a better bee or more
Is humanity to come down to that
Love comes soon,
The veery sings
Sings and sings,
A pretty tune!
Ih the wind of sunny June
Thrives tha red rosq crop.
Every day fresh blossoms blow
While the first leaves drop.
Rapture of birds at dawn, & hush at
Ah, by my heart’s wild beating. It I*
—Mrs. It. C. Whltton.
It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses.
With pleasant sights salute the. eyes
And pleasant scents the noses.
—N. P. Willis.
You find but common bloom and green.
The rippling river’s rune.
The beauty which is everywhere
Beneath the skies of June.
—J. G. Whittier.
The year has but one June, dear
The year has but one June;
And when that perfect month doth,
The robin’s song, though loud, though
Seems never quite in tune.
—Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
While Jocund June
Rolled fast along the sky his warm,
and genial moon.
It was the azure of June,
When the skies are deep in the stain
less noon.—Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Proposed Changes in Ohio State Capitol
This proposal for increasing the office Bpace in the Ohio Stat*
Capitol, at Columbus, has been approved by a special committee of the
Legislature, and Is likely to be formally adopted when the Legislature
meets this Fall. The present Capitol constitdtes what Is the lower fiat
structure is Ihe above picture. The central tower would be constructed
In the courtyard of the present building and provide facilities for the
State fer years to come.
Margaret Martin. 22 years old, mar
ried and divorced, turned down her
glass prematurely, by turning on the
gas. A note for her mother said: “I
am tired and hope to find rest where
1 am going.”
Poor, tired girl. Having endured
22 years of this experiment, she
should have stuck it out, to see what
Hew many would go if all those
tired and longing for rest should fol
low that young woman's example?
Fortunately that question ‘‘where am
X going?” and the endless possibilities
here keep ug struggling on.
There is much money in the Unite*
States. Secretary Mellon's $160,000,
000 treasury certificates, paying only
2?i per cent, intorest, were subscribe*
four times over.
Regular interest rates should b»
around 4 per cent, before long. That
isn’t a good sign, unfortunately. It
means that men with money are not
putting it into new individual enter
One intelligent man said not tong
ago, in regard to prices: “Prices ar*
not going up. It is the dollar that it»
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