The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, December 04, 1924, Image 6

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FOR HER $250
Board Had Discharged 1 wo
Because They Quarreled
Over Piano
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. •- Special)—
Farming operations in Eelk precinct
have been temporarily suspended
while the farm folks attend a court
trial to determine whether the school
board had the authority to discharge
Mrs. Esther Otto as teacher. Mrs
Otto is suing for 1250 salary, saying
she was discharged without just
cause. The board members say that
she quarreled with the other teacher,
Mrs. Grate Bassett, over the use of
the piano, library and other facili
ties, and that as the two failed to
obey orders to stop quarreling both
were let go.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. (Special) —
Assistant Attorney General Dort,
passing upon a request from
derp cqunt.v for Information, holds
that county boards cannot by resolu
tion fix the population of the coun
ty and, thereby, automatically in
crease the salaries of ofllcers. That
has been done several times in the
past, hut the attorney general, after
reading the court’s decision, says that
the objectors lost because they col
laterally attacked what was done.
Mr. Dort says that the court laid
down the rule that county boards
may by resolution declare what the
county’s population is, but that It
cannot do so arbitrarily; that It is a
question of fact which the board
must be prepared to defend in a
direct attack upon Its conclusions.
These facts may be based on votes
cast at an election or a school census
or something of the kind. A public
hearing should be held, and evidence
taken. Whatever It might do would
be appealable from.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. (Special)—
A boom for H. G. Taylor, who has
just been re-elected u member of the
state railway commission for six
years, for one of the two vacancies
soon to occur on the Interstate Com
merce Commission, hus been started
by Nebraska shipping interests, job
bers as well us several farm organi
zations being represented. The fed
eral position pays just twice ns much
in salary and the term is seven years.
Mr. Taylor is backed, not only on
account of his 12 years of exper
ience, but because Nebraska has
never bad .1 commissioner and be
cause tlie middle west is not now
represented on the federal body.
Two Boys and Two Girls Go
To Chicago at Expense
State Federation
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Pcs Moines. Ia„ J'ov. ' (I. N- S.)
'--The Iowa Farru Bureau Federa
tion will send friur Iowa farm boys
and girls to> yii c International Live
Btork Exposition to be held in Chi
cago next nonth. The bureau will
pay all expenses of the trip, as a
reward for their excellent work In
hoys and girls club work for the past
year. The four lucky young people
who have been chosen to make this
trip are Mary Ponohue and Helen
Stocker, of Pottawattamie county,
and Howard KUnosen and Melvin
Meleher. of Floyd county.
The girls bleong to the West Pot
tawattamie home demonstration team
which won first place In the girls
club contest at the Iowa State fair
this fall, with a demonstration of how
picnic lunches should be arranged.
The boys took first honors in the
boys club contest at the fair, with a
demonstration of how farm records
should be kept.
In addition to the four named about
a hundred ami twenty five other
farm boys and girls will be given free
trips to Chicago or have a part of
their expenses paid as a reward for
their excellent work In their home
Brookings, S. D„ Nov. (Special)
—A special Thanksgiving program
consisting of music, talks and read
ings appropriate for the Occasion will
feature the radio program _of ”8tute
College Air Night” tomorrow eve
ning at 8 o'clock, ,i '
The program will open with vocal
solos by H. I,. ICobier, a member of
the department ormuslc and director
rf the State College men’s and girls’
glee clubs. Among the numbers he
will sing are "Thank God for a
Garden," "The Crucified,” "Some
i'lval Has Stolen my True Love
Away" and "Would God 1 Were the
Tender Apple Blossom.” This will
l e followed by a talk on The “True
Significance of Thanksgiving Cay”
by Miss Gertrude S. A'oung of the
history department.
Oshkosh, Neb., Nov. —Henry
Jones, a rancher, has been heid for
trial under |!,000 oond on charge of
stealing three carloads cf cattle
which he marke’ed in S< uth Omaha.
The cattle were shipped from Lew
ellen tn August. Jones is said to have
encountered no trouble on account
of the trands, due, i‘ was stated, to
» clever alteration he nrade.
The cattie, It Is charged, were
stolen from Joe Miner in Grant
Fi'ebug at Hoskins, Neb.,
Uses Kerosene in His
Winslde. Neb., Nov. 22. f Special.)
-An attempt wan made by tin
known partbs this week to burn the dance pavilion near Hoskins.
Wood and straw was found to be
saturated with kerosene and a car
was seen to leave the building
shortly before the flames were dis
Governor Bryan First City
Customer—Other Deal
ers Two Cents Higher
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 21. (Special)—
City Commissioner Cowgill, without
waiting for the council to give him
authority to do so, started selling
gasoline at retail from the city’s own
supply station. Governor Bryan was
the first customer, and reporters and
i photographer were present. The
•tation is selling at 13 cents, the same
■ a the state, while other dealers are
asking IE 1-4 cents. Mr. Cowgill
ays 1his is a quarter of a cent more
han they should ask, and that he'
tarted selling because of tills fact.
The city attorney says that Cowgill
a acting without authority. The
voters at the late election gave the
city power to go Into the retail sell
ing of gasoline, but the council has
not acted. Mr. Cowgill has had an
ordinance drawn for early presenta
tion giving him power to do what he
has already done.
Lincoln, Neb.. Nov. 21.— (Special)
—The Slock Yards National bank of
Omaha was given judgment by the^
supreme court today against thp'
guaranty fund for $7,400 on a «wt
‘ ificnte of deposit it holds ie^the l
dosed Brown County hank fPrLong I
Pine. This certificate wa* issued
to square a transaction by.ween the
‘wo banks.
The Omaha hank had bought a
$7.1,000 cattle mortgage from the
other hank, signed by E. M. Sandy.
The latter, with the knowledge of
'he Long Pine bank, but without
no!ice to the Omaha, bank, sold
$7,400 worth of the cattle. The pro
ceeds went to his credit In the Long
''Inc bank. Which the Omaha bank
four.d It out it demanded the pay
ment, but the Brown County bank
i'.dn't have the money' and so gave
p certificate of deposit. The supreme
court says this was the same as
money deposited, overturning the
llstrlet court.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 21. (I. N. S.)—
Baron Von Rlnghauson of Berlin,
Germany, and Mrs. Bertha M. Wen
’ell, pv< tty Omaha widow, were mar
> led late Thursday at Council Bluffs,
’a., as the culmination of a war time
.omnnce. in 19)4, Mrs. Wendell's
brother, Charles E. Cummings, an
Omaha manufacturer, enlisted in the
Foreign Region and while serving on
'he front near Dijon, France, cap
ure-1 Baron Von Rlnghauson as a
•risoner of war after a hand to hand
The Raron, who was wounded, was
*akcn to a hospital where Mrs. Wen
dell having followed her brother
overseas was serving as a Red Cross
The Baron and Mrs. Wendell be
came fast friends during his con
valroncc end when ho returned to
Germany at the termination of the
war they corresponded for a time
end then the hahon gave up his busi
ness interests in Germany and came
to Omaha for a visit which resulted
in their marraigo.
Pierre, S. D., Nov. 21. (Special)—
Just as soon as* rights of way, for
he approaches in Pierre and Fort
,Pierre to the Missouri river highway
bridge, on which bids were opened
November 14, are obtained the state
highway commission wilt sign the
contracts with the Missouri Valley
’■'ridge company, of Leavenworth and
he Lakeside Steel company, of Mll
, waukee for the construction of the
’Merrc-Fort Pierre bridge.
It is expected that these rights of
way will be completed shortly and
re re are indications that actual con
i'ruction will have been begun before
he first of the year. The bridge will
e constructed down stream from the
hioago and North Western railroad
ridge and just as close to that
structure as it is possible to get it
and allow for sufficient clearance for
the draw spun In the railroad bridge.
The Pierre bridge will be con
s'ruc'ed along the same lines as the
Mebridge bridge which was dedicated
November 12 but It will be a much
’ouger structure, having six malt)
pans and two approach spans.
USi s OclODnio..—btheve-.
\ StjfWf —
Dodge, Neb., Nov. 22. (Special.)—
A run on the bank caused by ru
mors in circulation forced the clos
ing of the doois of the First Na
tional Bank at Dodge. Friday. Plans
arc being made for either reorgani
:ation or the founding of a new
tank, E. J Burgemeyer, vice presi
dent, said.
The First National of Dodge,
founded in 1903, is capitalized at
$50,000 and has a surplus of $25,000
and undivided profits of *10,000.
Some New Books Reviewed
Tell me, Mr. Hergeshelmer, was
Mammon the evil god that influ
enced you to allow Balisand, (Knopf
Publisher) to be serialized in The
Saturday Evening Post? All things
that a novel should not be, for such
a purpose, it is. It is leisurely,
with long paragraphs devoted to
“and Richard thought.” The dra
matic high lights are the culminat
ing episodes of long sustained grad
ual development,-- there is not on*1
at the end of each installment. The
character of Richard, so at variance
with our modern heroic ideal, must
he followed as a whole, to win our
sympathetic understanding.
Just as the movie of The Covered
Wagon made early pioneering days
come alive, so Balisand, telling of
Virginia plantation life in the period
immediately following the Revolu
tionary war, makes dull history book
reading become living truth. Rich
ard Bales, an unbending aristocrat,
bound fast in the shibboleths of
conduct suiting a gentleman, a con
servative deploring the decadence
of ‘present-day’ standards, a drunk
ard, a gambler, is presented just as
he is and just so wins our respect
and liking. For as'»his wife, Lucia,
tries gropingly to explain, “What
you haven't said is what I’m mad
about in you. Honour.—Richard, the
only quality I care for is courage
Do you hear that? Courage—and
you wear it like that old black
Besides, a full length portrait of
Richard, Hergeshelmer gives, as he
lias unexcelled power to do, the
sketches of three gracious ladies
Isn’t this sketch of Lavinia, dead,
long since, in her youth an alluring
“Tell me, was she vei y lovely?”
"Yes decidedly. A little hollow in
the cheeks, perhaps, pot a high
color but lovely. Absent minded,
I remember. I danced with her and
I noticed she'd begin to talk and
then not finish what she was say
ing; she trailed off into a kind
of a sture. -I thlAk I'd say dis
turbing instead of lovely. She stir
red me in a minuet. I’d gamble
h was the same with all the men
who danced with her. That would
have gone on till eternity. And
here I am—how long ago was it?
■—seeing her as clearly as any
woman of today.”
The conclusion of the book, the
duel, is tremendously moving. It
shows Richard at the flowering of
all the traditions of his life, the
final justification for living “ac
cording to the code;—” implacable
towards his enemy, physically and
spiritually dauntless and even fin
ally victorious over the one variant
from his principle of fidelity, his
mystic love for the long dead La
At his best, Hergeshelmer certain
ly knows how to write. The fetd-y
is perhaps too long. Even while
I enjoyed the book, some stretches
of political gossip, I found decidedly
tiresome. But for the opportunity
to read of Richard's homecoming
to Lucia after the duel, I’d read
many more dull chapters &a pen
Docs the theory of feminism, pro
or anti, make all fiction writers
didactic? Remember, for Instance,
that weary book "This Freedom" by
H. S. M. Hutchinson. And here is
Dorothy Canfield, sane, humorous
and intellectually alive as through
her past works we know her, writ
ing in "The Homemaker” (Har
court Brace and Co.) a Btory so
mechanical In plot that you can
hear the wheels creaking. Or is it
possible to start out with a theory
of conduct or principle, fit your
characters and plot to that theory
and have any reality of plot or
oharacter left?
In some sketches done three or
four years ago and first published
in "The Outlook,” Dorothy Can
field showed a penetrating insight
and ability far ahead of any of her
tales of domesticity and childhood.
A niche along with Willa Cather,
Rebecca West, May Sinclair, and
others of that ilk awaits her when
she writes a sustained novel of
ilk* clarity.
The tale of “The Homemaker” is
of an executive woman and a quiet
retiring man misfit in their re
spective roles of homemaker and
breadwinner. Through adventitious
circumstance they retverse their
jobs to the well-being of all con
cerned. It’s interesting reading, for
the . author is too experienced a
craftsman not to accomplish that.
And wl>eii she writes of the chil
dren) Stephen, Helen and Edward,
then Indeed jt is as one who knows.
The picture of battered little Ste
phen as . he gaies adoringly into
hW father’# I eyes, is- one which
every; parent will read with a wee
ruttfh In the^ throat. Helen in her
reticent girlhood, rlqh in latent
potentialities, is a pastel done in
softest colors of spring a-tip-toe.
Do you suppose anybody ever
gets caught up in the reading he
intends to do? Alas, 1 fear it’s like
my darning basket—‘‘Hopeless!” A
book like Carl Van Doren’s “Many
Minds," (Knopf) is just a teaser.
He writes for instance of E. W.
Howe editor of Howe's Monthly,
and says, "He has the depth and the
Intensity as well as the edge of
genius.” Now what reader is there,
with any red blood in his veins,
who doesn’t itch to subscribe
forthwith to said Monthly if only to
About Gorillas.
About the only time a gorilla will
attack is In defense of its young.
They are then extremely dangerous.
A gorilla is so powerful that he
makes short work of a man if he gets
hold of him. usually tearing his
windpipe out.
Gorillas are very cunning. They
throw sentries out during the day
time; these sentries are relieved at
regular intervals with clock-like pre,
ctslon, and I have seen huge boulder*
worn as smooth as a piece of glass
and polished as If by varnish from
the continual tread of t r. tries
a» the same boulder.
see if Mr. Van Doren is right?
Even the index page is enticing,
for he writes essays on Old Wisdom
in a New Tongue: George Ade;
The Soil of the Puritans: Robert
Frost; Youth and Wings: Edna St.
Vincent Milley; Smartness and
Light: H. L. Menecken; Beyond
Grammar: Ring Lardner—to men
tion a few of the titles at random.
The book doesn’t attempt to be
inclusive. But it does give a criti
cal study of a few of our contem
porary American authors with a
delightful and unpedagogie open
mindedness. Some critics seem to
be afraid that if they are apprecia
ting they will be thought undis
criminatlng but he finds signifi
cance and worth in both Santa
yana and George Ade.
“Oh, Christmas is coming tra-la,
tra-la,” already my little 3-year-old
daughter is warbling, and already^*'
have I decided on one Christmas
present. For my friend who rubs
her salad bowl with garlic, wl o im
ports tomato sauce from Italy, who
grinds her coffee fresh for each
meal, who discourses knowingly on
wines suitable to the fish course,
etc. (surely you have such a friend),
for such an one I have chosen Eliz
abeth Robbins Pennell’s A Guide to
the Greedy, J. B. Lippincott. It is
a collection s' of newspaper articles
first published in the late nineties
in Lond/rh when she and "J”, whom
I jud^e to be Joseph Pennell, the
etcher, were there.
£he gives menus for “An Autumn
i,-inner,” “A Perfect Breakfast.” She
writes with gusto of soup in France,
the salad of Hungary, the orange of
Jaffa. Other titles are “The Incom
parable Onion,” “The Triumphant
Tomato." It is with finesse she
writes, a delicate appreciation of
the good things of the table that
makes eating an art. She doesn't
demean her text by anything so
utilitarian as a recipe reading “A
tablespoon of flour.” but she vag»ely
hints of just the thing that will
make the onion indeed incomparable.
On second thought I don’t believe
1 will give the book away. I believe
I'll keep it and mystify my neigh
bors with my palate tickling arts.
The Current Magazines
Just recently I heard that standby
of small town winter Lyceum Cours
es—the Mason Jubilee Singers,
colored, and for that reason was
particularly Interested in the work
of Countee P. Cullen, the negro poet
who contributes a group of "Epi
taphs” to the December Harper’s
Magazine. His epitaph for a cynio
"Birth is a crime
All men commit;
Life gives us time
To atone for it;
Death ends the rhyme
As the price for it.”
Still speaking of the same race,
there are some decidedly clever
sketches of negro types in the De
cember Vanity Fair, done by Miguel
Covarrubias, the young Mexican
artist. The equally clever captions
for the drawings are written by Eric
T. Waldrond, a talented negro poet.
Incidentally, Vanity Fair could so
well dispense with all articles and
become a magazine of graphic art
alone—for that branch is handled
superlatively well. The Steichen
portrait, a photographic study of
Louis Wolheim playing in “What
Price Glory,” is a masterpiece.
A cousin traveling in England has
sent us copies of the English Out
look, another of the things to which
when our boat sails In, we intend to
subscribe. In the book department
edited in a delightfully readable
form by “Mark Over.” we read the
following criticism of criticism:
“It is a common complaint that
some of our present-day critics are
much more concerned to air their
own learning than to give their read
ers a clear idea of the hook, or play,
or picture, they are writing about.
That, one feels, would be too easy
for these very superior gentlemen.
And yet they would he much more
readable If they would take a hint
(tom another critic, Mr. Maurice
Baring, who puts his finger on their
great weakness, when he says, ‘Near
ly half of modern criticism consists
of saying that a wine glass ought to
have been a bottle, whereas the
point Is, if a wine glass is a wine
glass, whftt sort of wine glass It Is.’
“It Is too often the fate of an
author today to be told, without am
biguity, not merely that his wifle
glass Is not a bottle, but that it is
a total failure in the role of^a cut
glass decanter; without regard for
the fact that it was never intended
to be anything so dazzling. So little
credit is given for anything at
tempted, so much pleasure—I had
almost written savage pleasure—
seems to be taken in pointing out
how far achievement falls short of
Advancement from school teacher to
an appointment to one of the mo.'t Im
portant and highest salaried govern
mental positions, is the story of the
unusual success of an Iowa boy. I^eo
Paulger, who has been made first as
sistant director of the War Finance
Corporation at Washington. After his
trr„duation from Cornell college, Mount
Vernon, la., he became a teacher at
Center Point, but he gave up the job
and became associated in the banking
business at Cedar Falls. In 1922 he be
came an examiner with the War Fin.
ance Corporation.
His Sensation.
From the Boston Transcript.
Cushing young thing—It was wonder
ful of you to drop three miles in a
parachute. Do tell me your sensations.
Bored aviator—Oh—er—it was Just a
kind of a sinking feeling.
The 1.700-ton floating cabaret ship
which was reported to be anchored be
yond the 12-mile limit, off Few York,
and to have been the scene of hilarious
drinking parties Is admitted to be a
myth. The New York HeraUJ-Tt ibune.
which first printed the news con'.einlng
the Imaginary ship in a copyrighted
article, says that the discovery wss
a reporter's dream and that the re
pcrter has been dismissed from the stuff
ol the newspaper.
Go to Federal Court With
Claim Nebraska Assess
ment Not Equitable
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 24. (Special)™
The Burlington, Northwestern and
Minneapolis & Omaha railroads have
served notice that they will go into
federal court again this year and con
test the valuations of their property
as fixed by the state board of equal
ization. This makes the third year
that these roads have gone to the
federal court. The Rock Island is
now in the state supreme court.
.The basis of the lawsuits is that
.-the farm lands of the state are as
sessed at about 60 per cent of their
value while the railroads pay on full
value. The Burlington has offered to
pay 40 per cent, of the taxes due for
the year, while it litigates the other
60 per cent. In the two previous years
it had paid 75 per cent, on the first
of each December, while the North
western paid 60 per cent. The cases
for the two previous years are in
federal courts, delay being occasioned
by the fact that it was first necessary
for the railroads to establish their
right to go there instead of to the
state courts.
County Superintendent of
Schools Didn’t Understand
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 24. (Special)—
The failure of the woman county
superintendent of Dawes county a
few years ago to understand what an
injunction meant was the moving
cause for a lawsuit argued and sub
mitted Friday afternoon to the su
preme court. The superintendent
was proceeding to redistrict the
county, taking 12 sections from Dis
trict 83 and dividing them between
District D and I, when No. 80 stepped
in with an application for an injunc
tion. The superintendent did not
appear at the hearing, and the in
junction was entered by default.
The superintendent kept on with
her work of redistricting until cited
for contempt of court, when she
promised that she would comply
rather than be punished for failure
to obey. This was a year or so after
she had started, and now the other
two districts which have been fur
nishing tuition to the pupils In the
partitioned section are asking an in
junction to prevent the county
treasurer from paying No. 80 the tax
moneys collected therein. The lower
court dismissed the case on the
ground that he didn’t believe he could
enjoin an injunction.
Wayne, Neb., Nov. 24. (Special)—
Wayne will again have another Com
munity Christmas tree and program
which will be sponsored by the Ki
wanls. Greater Wayne club, Ameri
can Legion, Business-Woman’s Pro
fessional club, Wayne’s Woman’s club
and Wayne Firemen. Programs will
be given, Saturday, December 6, Wed
nesday, December 10; Saturday, De
cember 13; Wednesday, December 17;
Saturday, December 20; Monday, De
cember 22, and Tuesday, December 23.
A program will be given in afternoon
and evening. The business section of
the city will be decorated for the oc
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 24. (Special)—
More than a million a year more for
the educational institutions of the
state, the university and the four nor
mal schools, is asked in budget esti
mates filed with the secretary of fi
nance for transmission to the legis
lature. The university regents and
the normal board each have a ten
year building program they want fi
nanced. The university wants $620,
000 a year for buildings and the nor
mal board $310,000. In addition the
normal board wants $462,000 more for
the biennium for maintenance than
for the last two years. The growth
at the normals, particularly Wayne
and Kearney, has been unusual, and
the board says the pressure is con
stantly increasing.
Homer, Neb., Nov. 24.—Terribly
burned when n can full of kerosene,
with which she was starting a fire
in the kitchen stove Saturday eve
ning accidentally ignited, Mrs. Sam
Garner, living one and a half miles
southwest of town, is in a serious
■onditlon, and her 3-year-old daugh
ter, whose clothes also caught fire,
is dead.
Mrs. Garner grabbed the can and
started for the door. In the excite
ment her 3-year-old daughter got in
the way, and Mrs. GarnPr stumbled,
spilling some of the burning oil over
herself and child.
The frantic mother managed to get
the biaxe out, but not until the little
girl was so severely burned that she
died two hours later. Mrs. Garner Is
in a very critical condition.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 24. (Special)
—Charging that Rev. M. C. Knight,
who occupies the pulpit of the
Af. ican Methodist church, by ridicu
ling him from the pulpit has lost hint
the love of his fellow church mem
bers and much business. J. H. Law
son. negro attorney, has filed suit
for $10,00ft damages from the preach
er. He says the preacher said he
was no good, th^t he had lost hia
license to practice and made sarca
stic remarks about him and his wife
frpm the pulpit.
Assert Railroads of Nebraska
Seek to Charge An Ex
tra 10 Per Cent.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov.* ^Special)—*
Sand dealers and the railroads of
the state are warring before the
state railway commission over a
proposition of the latter to collect
freight on the basis of 110 per cent,
of the rated car capacity where no
weights have been taken, which is
of frequent occurrence. The roads
say that the sand men have been
systematically overloading the cars
while paying only on the basis of
the minimum carload weight. The
sand men say that the railroads are
really asking a 10 per cent, increase,
which isn’t justified by conditions.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. ! —A bank
merger, effected by the sale of the
Corn Exchange National to the Oma
ha National, was announced Satur
day night by their respective presi
dents, Harry S. Clarke, Jr., and Wal
ter W. Head.
Beginning Monday morning, all
business of the Corn Exchange will
be transacted at the Omaha National.
Officers and employes of both banks
will work today perfecting details of
the transfer.
The price paid for the Corn Ex
change is said to have been .slightly
less than $100,000. The purchase
price includes assets and liabilities
of the Corn Exchange, but not the
bank furniture nor the lease on the
Corn Exchange banking rooms, ac
cording to H. O. Eastman, one of
the Corn Exchange vice presidents.
Temporarily the officers and staff
of the Coj^n Exchange will continue
their duties at the Omaha National,
but permanent disposition of the
Corn Exchange personnel awaits de
cision by the Omaha National board
of directors, it was announced.
Nebraska Rail Commission
Makes Up Its Claim to
Budget Board
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. (Special.*
—A total of $143,480 is asked for in
the way of state appropriations by
the state railway commission in the
estimate just filed for the considera
tion of the budget makers. T>ho
commission wants $50,000 to pay for
extra help in rate cases, $35,380 for
salaries of commissioners and sec
retary, $10,000 for maintenance and
$58,200 for salaries for experts,
stenographers and assistants regu
larly employed.
This budget is the same size aa
was in force before Governor Bryan
started swinging his snickersnee on
appropriations. The commission had
to cut off an assistant accountant
and a hearings reporter, and asks
to have these put back on the roll at
a total of $8,200 for the biennium.
The only other increase is in the ap
propriations for extra help, needed
in the railroad rate litigation and
the tattle with the Northwestern
Bell Telephone company now in su
preme court.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. " (Special.)
_Mrs. Flora S. Peacock of Concor
dia, Mo., has appealed to the su
preme court from an order of a trial
judge in Nemaha county to the jury
which was trying her claim to part
of a valuable estate to return a ver
dict for the administrator. The
woman is 45'years old, and her story
is that Paul Walkenhorst, who died
a year ago in Nemaha county, in
possession of $117,000 worth of prop
erty, is her father. She says that
she was born out of wedlock when
her father and mother were in their
teens, her mother’s parents having
prevented their marriage.
The Nebraska law provides for a
written acknowledgement of taterni
ty in the presence of a witness in
order that an illegimate heir may
inherit, and it was on this ground
that she lost in the trial court. All
she presented were two letters writ
ten by Walkenhorst to her mother
and treasured for 45 years, in which
he admitted paternity and asked her
to come and marry him in Nebraska.
Des Moines, Nov. —Fred Stanek„
of Fort Dodge, Monday afternoon
won the midwest corn husking
championship, defeating five other
entries from Nebraska, Illinois and
Iowa. Virgil Archer, of Benedict,
Neb., was second; Perle Mansfield,
of Nokomis, 111., third; Ben Grim
mius, of Grundy Center la. fourth;
Henry Neihaus, of Nokomis, 111.,
fifth, and Louis Dinklage, of Wisner,
Ne1>.. sixth. Stanek husked 26 bu
shels and 15 pounds in one hour and
20 minutes.
Lincoln. Neb., Nov. ", (Special.)
—The second fire inside of a week
occurred Monday at the statelhouse.
This time a burning pasteboard box
used by the janitors as a waste pa
per receptacle and located on a
third story corridor caught fire in
some mysterious way. A lot of
smoke frightened some of the occu
pants. The paper boxes have been
used in spite of a warning from the
state fire marshal. The other blaze
followed an explosion in tthe food