The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 31, 1924, Image 2

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Will Divide Patronage En
joyed by Competitor Out
Of Omaha
Lincoln, Neb., July (Special)—
The lnterurban railway that runs be
tween Omaha and Ralston has been
troubled by what It' claims to be
unfair competition In the form of
bUBses run by two Omahans who op
erate them only at those times of
the day when they get full loads.
The company applttled to the state
railway commission for protection,
but that body said that It had no
power to control competition, and
that anybody could run busses In
opposition to lnterurbans who cared
to make the Investment and experi
ment. t
Today the lnterurban company no
tified the commission that It had
bought two busses and would oper
ate them as its own eompetltor, pre
sumably with the Intention of so di
viding the trafflo with the Inter
lopers as to make their business un
profitable. The best the commission
was able to do was to require the
bus men to operate regular and on
full time.
Hartlngton, Neb., July ,X (Special)
—Pastors and members of the Luth
eran churches from various places
In Nebraska and South Dakota will
assemble here for the ordination and
Installation of Rev. Austin M. Peter
son. who was graduated from the
Lutheran Theological seminary at
St. Paul, Minn., In June, and haa
been called to the pastorate of the
Trinity Lutheran church of Hart
lngton. . The ceremonies will take
place Sunday, July 27.
Rev. N. Boe of Sioux Falls, 8. D.,
bishop of this district, will have
charge of the ordination ceremonies,
and Rev. Ulvllden of Omaha and
Rev. R. Aga of Wynot, are to have
Important parts In the Installation.
A choir of 60 voices composed of
musicians from Maskell, Wynot,
Obert and Hartlngton, under the di
rection of P. A. Sullivan of Wynot,
will furnish music for the occasion.
Lincoln, Neb., July (Special)—
Attorney General Spillman filed a
brief In supreme court today sug
gesting that in his opinion the con
viction of C .C. Farmale, at one time
a wealthy banker at Plattsmouth.
but now broke, be affirmed. Parmale
was convicted of getting a man
yarned Wiley to execute a note to
him for ft,600, promising to credit
that amount on a note he held for a
Mrs. DouglRS, but that Instead he
used It as collateral for a personal
loan at an Omaha bank. WUey had
to pay the note later and claims that
he never got credit on the Douglas
United States Senator How
ell Has Long Conference
With President
Washington, July „ —United
States Senator R. B- Howell of Neb
raska, a member of the progresslve
rerubllcan group made announcement
Friday, after he had confertSfcl with
President Coolldge that ha would
support the republican national tick
et In Nebraska.
The Nebraska senator, returning
from a short stay In his home state,
discussed political and Agricultural
conditions In the central trana-Mls
slsslppi state with the president.
Fremont. Neb.. July —"Bob”
High, former well known real estate
man who has been serving 60 days
In Jail here lost 60 pounds during
his confinement and was finally
moved to a hospital for the last few
days. His term ended Thursday and
he was taken to Omaha for attention
of specialists
Local officers Induced the district
attorney of Cheyenne county to with
draw charges against High, and the
plan of arresting him at the hospital
door was abandoned- High was sent
up for transportation of liquor. He
was caught In a thrilling cross coun
try chase In which the police punc
tured his car with bullets.
Pierre. S- D.. July _ '—(Special)—
The South Dakota railroad commis
sion has announced that at Its re
quest, certain South Dakota rail
roads, Including the Milwaukee, Great
Northern and the Soo, are publishing
tariffs providing that shippers of the
eo-ealled "emigrant movables” In car
load lots may Include In the shipment,
without extra charge, one used auto
Nellgh. Neb., July „ —The long
anticipated payment of depositor* of
the failed Atlas bank of this city Is
now being made. The checks were
made out some time ago but a hitch
In the proceedings made It Impos
sible to cash them at that time. The
money Is now on hand to meet the
demands and the checks are now be
ing paid on presentation.
Claim Blind Woman, Who
la Heiress, Is Held As
Lincoln, Neb., July \ (Special)—
After a personal investigation Judge
Broady denied a writ of habeas corp
us asked for by Donald W. McNeill,
who swore that Helen Kerns, a blind
hetreas whose former home was in
Omaha, Is a virtual prisoner at the
home of Miss Lydia McMahon In Lin
coln. Miss McMahon was formerly
superintendent of the state home for
girls at Geneva. Judge Broady talked
with the girl, who said she was well
treated and satisfied and asked that
the action be dismissed.
McNeill claimed that no one was
allowed to see the girl unless Miss
McMahon’s consent was first obtain
ed, and that It was impossible for her
friends to talk with her and ascer
tain her exact situation. He claimed
she was not receiving proper medical
Lincoln, Neb., July ; ~\—(Special)—
An order has been issued by the
state railway commission directing
the Northwestern railroad to keep
Its depot at Merriman, Cherry coun
ty, open until 8 o’clock each evening.
Ranchers in that section desired it
be kept open until midnight as had
been the custom for years, but the
commission says they failed to prove
any necessity for so long a period
and so much added expense. The
railroad now closes it at 6 o’clock.
The company was directed to here
after provide adequate lighting and
heating facilities at the station, an
other matter of which complaint was
Omaha, Neb., July '»—One twin
brother saved another, Lawrence
Keener, of Omaha, and his pal, Wil
liam Relmers, from facing a murder
charge, In connection with the death
of Lloyd Henry, shot by bandits In a
hold up a week ago. Hazel Lewis,
the state’s star witness, repudiated
her "positive” Identification of Keener
and Relmers as two of the murder
bandit trio. Then Deputy County
Attorney Gross recommended dismis
sal of the murder charge against the
pair. Judge Crawford assented, but
ordered them held for further in
vestigation in connection with hold
"Do these men look alike T" the at
torney for the accused asked Miss
Lewis after Keener's twin brother
had been called forward and stood be
side the two defendants. "As much
as if they were twins," she replied.
Reduction of Assessments
In Town of Chadron
Cause of Trouble
Lincoln, Neb., July * v Special)—
The county of Dawes, appealing to
the supreme court from a decision
that it must reduce property valua
tions in the city of Chadron to con
form to the 68 per cent, valuation
put on farm lands, Insists that Al
len O. Fisher, the complainant, has
organized a taxpayer's lodge of sor
row, and ndopted as its ritual a
pledge made by candidates for office
that they would cut expenditures to
the limit. Fisher made complaint
for all taxpayers in town, and the
principal complaint of the county
board is that the law requires each
property owner who objects, to make
his own protest, and that a mass pro
test cannot stand.
Lincoln, Neb., July (Special)—■
The railroads of the state have pre
sented to the state board of equal
ization a muss of testimony in sup
port of their contention that they
are being called upon to pay taxes
on a full valuation of their property,
while farmers are favored by paving
on only little more than half value
basis. Tax Commissioner Pollard
submitted data secured from a large
number of county officers which
showed that farm lands are assessed
at 63.6 per cent, of the actual value
as shown by sales during the past
year and 63.5 per cent, of the value
placed upon them by loan companies
that have mortgages upon the farm
West Point, Neb., July —Her
man Koemann, 76 years old, was fa
tally gored by a bull at his farm,
near here, yesterday. He attempted
to separate two bulls, fighting in the
yard. One of them rushed at the old
man, pitching him into the air. He
died several hours later.
Lincoln, Neb., July " '-(Special)—
The state railroad commission went
on record today as being of the opin
ion that if the people of Nebraska
want bus lines barred from using the
highways it must be done by action
of the legislature. The application of
100 residents of Ralston, Neb., ask
ing the commission to deny Nick
Salistean and R. Turturan the rigfcf
to operate a bus line between Ral
ston and Omaha was rejected by that
Squabble Over Care of Chil
dren and Their Property
Ends in Court
Columbus, Neb., July -—(Spec
ial)—A tilt over the appointment of
guardians for the persons of Marlon
Miller, 13, and his sister, Irene, 9,
children of Marclness Miller, formerly
of Columbus but who is now working
at Ulysses, Neb., was adjusted by
agreement. In recent months the
boy has been at the home of his
father's sister, Mrs. Jesse Horn, at
David City, while her daughter, Mrs.
W. A. Angle, of Columbus, has been
taking care of the little girl. The
children's mother died several years
ago, and her half-sister, Mrs. M. A.
Tate, formerly of Columbus, now
conducting a rooming house In
Omaha, has been guardian under
court appointment, of the children’s
property, each of them having near
to $500. The children's father and
Mrs. Tate sought her appointment
also as guardian of their pei sons, as
well as their property, while Mrs.
Angle and Mrs. Horn sought a court
order giving them the custody of the
children. Whether the best Interests
of the children would be served by be
ing reared in Omaha ,or In Columbus
and David City was the chief point on
which the argument between City
Attorney C. N. McElfresh, represent
ing Mrs. Tate, and Acting County
Attorney George S. Reeder, represent
ing Mrs. Horn and Mrs. Angle, hinged
at the hearing. The arrangement as
announced by Mr. MoElfresh, and
concurred In by Mr. Reeder, was that
Mrs. Horn should be appointed
guardian of the persons of both the
Children and that W. A. Boettcher,
should he appointed guardian of their
property. Mrs. Tate resigning the
latter position. On the other hand,
Mrs. Tate was to be reimbursed to
the extent of $160 out of the children’s
funds for certain expenses she had
been put to in their behalf. This
sum did not include any fee for her
services as guardian of their property
through a period since 1918, and she
further stated that she hoped to be
able to devote the amount to the
children's welfare at some future date.
The arrangement being satisfactory to
both factions. Judge Gibbon gave it
his stamp of approval.
H?rtington, Neb., Man Has
Piece Bearing Date
Of 1705
Randolph, Neb., July (Special^
—Following the publication about
an old American dollar owned by
Carl Lange of llartlngton, various
people In northeast Nebraska have
become intensely interested in old
coins and have brought to light many
curious pieces of money. Z. L.
Boughn of Randolph owns a rare and
valuable American half-dollar, dated
1808 and apparently made by fus
ing two thin pieces of metal. Mr.
Boughn also has an American quar
ter coined In 1831. an American 20
cent piece, a half-cent piece and
other coins which have been out of
circulation for many years.
But Just when the oldest coin is
thought to have been produced else
where F. H. Wachtler of Ilartlng
ton produces an old German coin with
an interesting history. This coin,
which bears the date 1705, was
lound by Mr. Wachtler’s father when
the former’s grandfather was dig
ging a cellar at his home in Saxony.
His father, then a mere youngster,
uncovered the coin while playing in
the dirt. It is a silver piece and
shows its age in that it Is worn thin
and much of the lettering has been
obliterated, yet the date is easily
told. On one side of the coin ap
pears a coat-of-arms. M>\ Waeht
ier refused 125 for the piece.
Nebraska Rail Commission
Refuses Cut in Rates
On Livestock
Lincoln, Neb., July - (Special)—
The state railway commission today
denied the request of the Omaha Live
Stock Exchange and Chamber of
Commerce to reduce livestock rates
west and northwest of Norfolk on
the Northwestern lines to the same
basis as to Sioux City from the same
The commission says that the new
schedule was made in co-operation
with the Interstate Commerce Com
lsslon, and that the latter having
turned down the request It must fol
low suit.
—.— .
Creek in Nebraska Is
Out of Banks; Small Loss
Fremont, Neb., July .. (Special)—
Maple creek, usually a sluggish
stream, part of time dry, has been
out of Its banks in the vicinity of
Hooper, north of here, flooding farms
in the vicinity.
Farmers ttiat neighborhood
Tuesday reported that the water was
receding and that the damage, at
first thought to be heavy, will be
only nominal.
Many Candidates in Scram*
ble for Nomination for
Governor of Nebraska
Lincoln, Neb., July \ (Special)—•
The meeting here next Thursday of
the democratic state central commit
tee to select a candidate for governor
to fill the vacancy on the ticket caus
ed by the coming retirement of Gov
ernor Bryan, is taking on the import
ance of a state convention, and with
interest as keen as was shown at the
primary election which renominated
the governor for his second term.
A few of the wheel horses of the
party are already in the city and
more are expected to follow daily un
til the meeting is held and the se
lection made. Governor Bryan is be
lieved to have a first- second and
third choice among the dozen or more
active and tentative candidates who
hope to succeed him, but he has de
clined. at least publicly, to indicate
his preference. He has let it be
known, however, that he leans to a
candidate who will be willing to par
tially carry out his own program.
National Committeeman Arthur
Mullen, who is not a member of the
state committee, but who will be
present, says he Intends to use his
influence in the selection of some one
among the list of aspirants who It
an out and out supporter of John W.
Davis as the presidential nominee,
and not some one whose allegiance
may he half and half for Davis and
La Follette. Most of the party lead
ers from Omaha are said to be of the
same opinion as the national com
mitteeman. ]
Among the more prominent candi
dates for the nomination who have
agents actively at work In their be
half are Frank J. Taylor, of St. Paul,
at present one of the regents of tho
University of Nebraska; Judge Harry
9. Dungan, of Hastings; Mayor James
C. Dahlman, of Omaha; State Senator
Charles J. Theiien, of Humphrey;
John N. Norton, of Osceola; Kenneth
W. McDonald, of Bridgeport; K. O.
Knudson, of Albion, present secretary
of the state banking board; C. M.
Skiles, of Lincoln, attorney by ap
pointment of Governor Bryan of the
state bank guarantee commission;
State Tax Commissioner W. H. Smith,
also an appointee of the governor;
City Commissioner John Hopkins, of
Omaha- and District Judge Jefferson
H. Broady, of Lincoln. Congressman
John H. Morehead, of Falls City, and
former Congressman Dan V. Steph
ens, of Fremont, frequently mention >d
at the time it was known Governor
Bryan would retire, have eliminated
Among the committeemen and coni
mltteewomen from northeast Nebras
ka who are expected to attend are J.
F. Rohn, of Fremont, and Mrs. C. L.
Kelly, North Bend; C. J. Blanchard,
of W&lthill and Mrs. Harry Safford,
of Lyons; Charles Fleener, of Cole
ridge, and Mrs. King Clark, of Nio
brara; Douglas Cones, of Pierce, and
Mrs. Rollie Leigh, of Wayne; Rudolph
Brazda- of West Point, and Mrs. E.
McNamara, of Beemer; J. F. O’Don
nell, of O’Neill, and Mrs. H. A. Oele
richs, of O’Neill,
Uncoln, Neb,. July \ (Special)—
The state board of assessment will
meet next Wednesday in representa
tive hall as a board of equalization
to take up tax assessment reports.
Thirty-four counties of the state
which show a decrease in the. assess
ed value of lands have been notified
to show cause why such decrease
should not be denied. Only nine
counties thus far have shown increas
es. amort them Pierce and Thursto «.
Some of the counties reporting de
creases are Boyd, 5 per cent.; Burt, 1
per cent.; Cedar, 1 per cent.; Cum
ing. 8 per cent.; Dixon and Dodge, per
cent, not given; Greeley. 3 per cent.-.
Holt, 15 per cent.; Washington, t
per pent., and Wayne, 2 per cent.
Fremont. Neb., July -.—Alleging
that the Chautauqua has become a
“highly commercialised show busi
ness” and that the RedpatU-Hornsi
bureau endeavored to compel him to
lecture when admission is charged
on Sunday, William T. Ellis notified
the local Chautauqua committee by
letter that he will not appear here
August 4.
"I have notified the management,''
wrote Ellis, “that they cannot com
pel me to violate the laws of God
and man. I refuse to hedge. I am
willing to participate In Chautauqua
services on Sunday where no aifmls
aion is charged. At Frederick, Okla..
I was summarily ordered to go on
with the regular week night program
for an admission fee.”
Fremont, Neb., July '—David T.
Blvvus, 5# years old, a rarmer living
near Arlington was drowned Sunday,
when he attempted to swim across
the Elkhorn river near here. The
stream was swollen nearly bank full
and a swift current was running. He
is survived by a widow and two child
Bloomfield, Neb., July ■—(Spe
cial)—Active work on the new pav
ilion to be erected by the Ray Lamb
Pr-st of the American Legion has
started, the excavators now being at
work. The building will be on the
grounds of the Knox County Fair n
ftoclatton and will be 70x100 fget. It
Will be just west of the grandstand.
Heating facilities will be provided by
two furnaces of the hot air type, one
on each end of the building.
Belated Revenge.
Miss Jennie Owen, In Eldorado,
(Kan.) Times.
Imagine sweeter revenge than this
if you can. We know of a man who.
When he was a small boy, carried
water to the elephants all forenoon
for a tloket to the circus and when
he had finished his task the man
ager boxed his ears and chased him
off the grounds. Many years after
ward the same show came to the
tewa where the small boy, then a
man grown, was cl|y mater commis
sioner and the manager went to him
for water rights. Then the boy who
had watered the elephants without
recompense had his Inning. Com
plimentary tickets for every small
boy In teem was his price and *»ey
were ferkod over before the circus
men were allowed to pitch their
Settled Bryan's Place Early.
Trank Parker Stockbrldge, in Current
History Magazine.
In the intimacy of traveling to
gether during the western campaign
tour }n May, 1911, Woodrow Wilson
talked more and more freely to those
of us In his party. Between Denver
and Los Angeles, crossing the New
Mexico desert, he sat silently gazing
out of the window for an hour.
"I have been thinking,” he said at
last, “of ths responsibilities the next
president of the United States will
have thrust upon him. If he should be
a democrat; and the more I think
about it the more I am Inclined to
hope It will not be I. He will start
his administration with an extremely
difficult and delicate problem—what
to do with Mr. Bryan.”
“Make him ambassador to Great
Britain,” I suggested.
"If he were the man for that post,
I don’t believe he would accept It,"
Mr. Wilson answered. ‘‘Hs will not
be content to be so far away from
the center of activity; yet, If he is
In Washington he will want to meddle
j. <? . And what use would he be
In arpbinet?”
"The secretary of the Interior
should come from the West,” I sug
“But that is an administrative post,
and I cannot conceive of Mr. Bryan
as an administrator of anything.” Mr.
Wilson objected. Then he added:
"The place where Bryan can make
the least trouble and get the greatest
personal glory Is as secretary of state.
Of course, his friends will claim that
he Is the power behind the throne and
represent the president as a puppet,
with Bryan pulling the strings, and
the opposition will make the most of
that assumption. Any president might
well pray to be spared that, but he
will have to choose between that and
making an enemy of Bryan and facing
a divided and recalcitrant congress.”
This was thirteen months before
the Baltimore convention, where
Bryan reluctantly withdrew his sup
port from Champ Clark and threw it
to Wilson, giving him the nomination,
but Bryan’s position in the Wilson ad
ministration was settled that day on
the Sante Fe train.
Linking Radio Antenna To Balloons.
Francis A. Collins, In St. Nicholas.
A new use has been found for toy
balloons. By making them large
enough to raise a trifling weight,
they prove very valuable In radio
work. The balloons can carry aloft
an antenna to great heights and
pick up or transmit messages. In
the actual tests made, the messages
received were remarkably clear and
free from any metallic quality.
The miniature balloon used In
the tests measures fourteen feet in
length by four feet In diameter and
holds, when Inflated, 160 cubic feet
of hydrogen. The antenna was car
ried aloft 2,000 feet. It is of course
Impossible for the average radio
amateur to find a building conven
ient to his home which will give him
an elevation of a twentieth of this
height. It will be noticed that the
balloon Is constructed with rudders,
which enable it to point Into the wind
and hold a relatively steady position.
By making the balloon slightly
larger, an elevation of a mile may be
attained. The balloon must, of
course, have lifting power sufficient
to rulss a wire one mile in length,
which is considerable. The end of
the wire is attached to the balloon
by a series of strings passed about
It, which distribute strain. It is
held captive by the antenna, which
serves the same purpose as the string
of a kite. In high winds the balloon
pulls hard upon its strihfc and must
be securely anchored.
A. A. Adee Passes On.
Prom the New York Times.
The death of Mr. Alvey Adee, as
sistant secretary of state, removes
one of those permanent officials
without whom the public business
cannot be conducted. Presidents
might come and go, and secretaries
of state disappear like embarrassed
Shantoms, hut for fifty-four years
Ir. Adee was at the state depart
ment, kept there because he more
and more made himself Indispensable.
He Is said to have been the greatest
master of diplomatic technique that
ever lived In Washington. It was not
for him to tell presidents and secre
taries of state what to de, but if they
Wanted to know how to de It Mr. Adee
was the mentor to whom they turned.
Of every phase and shade of inter
national communications and ex
change of formal courtesies he was a
mast*.'. It has been stated that when
Secretary Hay was writing his pro
test against the dismemberment of
China, and was casting about for a
term to describe the shifting and pre
carious Chinese government, It was
furnished to him by Mr. Adee, who
suggested “administrative entity."
This at first puzzled and even stag
gered the European foreign ministers,
hut, after all, they knew what it
meant and acted accordingly.
Mr. Adee’s genial if somewhat ec
centric personality will be missed in
Washington, and his official place will
he hard to fill. He was of the type
of old public servants, unostentatious,
hut eminently useful, whose depar
ture leads those deeply Interested in
the ongoing of government to exclaim
that we might better have spared
*uo»» famous men. _
No Row; Just a Settlement.
Letter to the Smith County Pioneer.
I deny the charge. I never had a
row with a ]>owns garage man. He
presented me a bill of $1.55, and I
presented him one of $8.60 which
he had owed me three and a hall
years. He claimed my bill was out
lawed and refused to pay it and 1
refused to pay his. Then he said. "1
will put your car back in the garage
and hold it till you do pay.” 1
cautioned hlin not to lay hands or
the car, but he proceeded to do so,
About that Arne something happened
and when le got himself togethet
he made a hasty getaway and I drove
off.—A1 ColUer,
Dressed As a Man She Help
ed Pull Job at Fre
mont, Neb.
Fremont. Neb-, July V—Sheriff W.
C. Condlt announced on his return
from Des Moines, la., that Helen
Roy, 24, garbed as a man, anti George
Case, 33, held at Des Moines fo
robbing a jewelry store, are the ban
dits who robbed the Standard Oil
station here, obtaining $400 in cash
six weeks ago
Condlt says that the girl confessed
the Fremont robbery. Since the charge
at Des Moines is more serious than
the one the couple would face here
they will not be brought to Fremont.
The bandits locked John Carmody.
Midland football player, who was at
the oil station, as salesman, in the
toilet after forcing him to open the
Ct/lumbus, Neb., July ’/—(Special)
•—The Loup river valley has again
began to yield relic after relic buried
generations ago by the decadent race
of red men who once roamed the Ne
braska praries in the bison hunt,
making their homes i nthe glades
near the water's banks.
E. E. Blackman, curator for the
Nebraska State Historical society and
a Lincoln man, conducting a research
expedition near Genoa, began exca
vations last week. More than 60 peo
ple from Genoa and the surrounding
country came to aid in opening what
Mr. Blackman thought might have
been an Indian mound where he would
find buried skulls and other remains.
After the crowd had eaten a pic
nic dinner digging was begun. At
a depth of six feet a “cache” or
cellar was touched. Shaped like a
Jug, this "cache” has a mouth two
feet in diameter. The cover made
once upon a time in the long ago,
had been built of eight-inch logs
These turned to dust as Mr. Black
man and tlhe searchers struck them.
The entire “cache” was filled with
dry dust that had been untouched
for years by moisture. The skin of
an animal, also turned to dust, was
Mr. Blackman declares he expects
to make some interesting discoveries
before he cleans out the cache, a
work which will occupy seme time
Meanwhile, at a point not far tils- '
tant, some human bones were found it»
a grave but no skulls.
Grand Island, Neb., July 1.—tNew
wheat brought to the milis and ele
vators Thursday, tested No. 1. It i»
averaging from 20 to 26 bushels per
acre. Local mills were offering $1.06,
Lincoln, eb., July i. (I. N. S.)—
Sheriff Tom Carroll received word
of a $7,000 merchandise robbery at
Syracuse, Nebraska Friday morning
According to the report 300 xnen’s
suits of clothing were taken from the
store of Lambeth and Son by thieves
who gained entrance through the sky
Ul_M!(V! lUWrt
Omaha, Neb., July r . (Special.)—
Farm lands of the middle west are
not heavily encumbered with debt,,
a survey of 80 sections of land in a
typical midwestern farming district
just completed by the Federal Land
bank of Omaha proves. For the pur
pose of getting at the facts as to the
average mortgaged indebtedness of
farms in the district served by the
Federal Land bank of Omaha, its in
vestigators chose 80 sections of land
surrounding Palmer, In Pocahontas
county, Iowa. The reason for pick
ing this particula rdistrlct is that it
is typical in value and farm opera
tions to the middle western farming
section In which the bank transacts
most of its busines. This land is:
valued at $200 an acre.
As a result of the survey the bank
reports reports that 58.3 per cent, of
this 80 sections of land is free from
debt. Of the remaining 41.7 per cent,
of the 51,200 acres, but 6 6 per cent,
are encumbered more than $100 an
acre; 10.5 per cent, carry a debt of
$100 or less an acre; 13 per cent, are
encumbered for $75 an acre, or less,
and 12.0 per cent, for $50 an acre or
Prodigy Will Enter
Oxford in the Fall
Wapwollopen. Pa—Frederick L.
Eantee, who attracted attention in
educational circles by entering Har
vard at the age of 13 and graduating
at 17, will enter .Oxford university
in England next fall.
He is the son of Dr. Charles San
tee, of this town, and won the Shel
don scholarship for one year’s study
abroad at Harvard- In addition to
the scholarship he also landed the
Parmenter. Price-Greenleaf, Greek
Bowdoin and Greek-Latin Bowdoin
The leased telegraph wire system of
the United States department of agri
culture for the prompt handling of mar
ket news now runs from coast to coast.
Branch lines extend into the southeast
and southwest.
Madison. Neb., July i.— (Special)
—The combined hands of Madison,
Newman Grove, Battlecreek and Nor
folk will give a concert at Newman
Grove 0;t Thursday night of this week
and one in Norfolk the week follow
ing. Tl-.e band was organized by
directors of the various organizations
and it is now known as the Madison
County hand. The director say it
is to be a perinanent organization
and may play at various public cele
1 brat Ion The band may be heard at
the state fair this year