The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, August 06, 1925, Image 2

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Income to Nebraska Is $30,~
000 a Month Larger
Than Anticipated
Lincoln, Neb., v (Special)- -
The 2-cent a gallon tax on gasoline
acid In Nebraska has bo far produced
for the state highway fund the sum
of $680,529, or nearly $30,000 a month
more than wus estimated. Because
July and August are vacation months
and fall weather Is usually excellent,
it is expected that the next four
months will witness a larger Increase.
. The lax receipts for April were $199,
000; for May, $236,172, nnd for June
$245,325. All taxes are delinquent on
the 15th of the succeeding month,
but In spite of the penalties an aver
age of 50 dealers have made no re
ports by that time.
The money Is to he expended in
building and maintaining roads, and
os none of It has yet been expended
the result so far has been to fatten
tho treasury surplus.
One Farmer Near Alliance
Threshed 40 Bushels of
Wheat to the Acre
Alliance, Neb., (, % (Special)—
A farmer living near here purchased
a tract of land last winter at $27.60
an acre. Tlila year, he produced on
It wheat running 40 bushels to the
acre. He received $1.32 a bushel, av
eraging $62.60 an acre. Other Box
Hutte county wheat la reported to be
averaging 30 bushels an acre.
Lincoln, Neb., ^ , (Special)—
Louis Holbert, Richardson county
farmer, haa appealed to the supreme
court from a Judgment that he pay
$C25 damages to Emerson Kelthley
ns damages for Injuries Inflicted
when a 14-year-old son of Holbert
shot him with a revolver. The boys
were at a dance held In honor of a
house moving, and while Kelthley
was playing the organ the boy start
ed to shoot without any warning. The
Jury held the father liable because
the testimony showed he knew the
boy was In the habit of carrying
deadly weapons and had encouraged
him In the practice. The boy was un
der the Influence of liquor, accord
ing to one witness. The father says
the hoy had been sent to the reform
school for trying to hold up a man,
and that he was not responsible for
his actions because he had been pa
roled to a \stor.
Bridgeport, Neb.,. , (Special)
—Arvid Anderson, farmer, was re
quired to put two heavy charges of
shot Into the body of a porcupine he
found In a field, before he could kill
It. It weighed 20 pounds. It Is the
first of Its kind seen in this section
for several years.
Bridgeport, Neb., , ^ ^ (Special)
—A mysterious hog disease, which
veterinarian') at the state agricultur
al college, Lincoln, could not diag
nose has mad» Its appearance in the
pure-bred drove of Arthur Davis
here. It was necessary to kill several
hogs when they became unable to
walk. A live hog affected with the
malady was sent to the experts but
they could not reeogntxe the nature
of the malady.
Hemlngford, Neb., 1 (Spe
cial)—Inspection of potato fields for
certification has been started In this
district. Box Butte county has almost
10,000 acres of potatoes this venr,
a smaller acreage than usual. Table
stock potatoes have been hard to dis
pose of here In the past few years,
due to the fact that Irrigated regions
can produce a heavier yield and at
lower cost. Certified fields are In
spected two or three times, to see
that all diseased plants have been
tut out of the field nod reducing the
number of diseased t'ihrrs.
Lincoln. Neb.. (Special) —
Boyd and Sioux county boards hav
ing failed to correct their assess
ments as returned to tile state board,
ns Inst: rioted. have been summoned
to appear and show cause why 3 per
cent, should not be added to the real
♦ state la Biyd and 2 per cent, to
that of Sioux. The board, because of
the failure last year of Sheridan to
raise Its assessment & per cent, and
of Garden to Increase Its 12 per cent..
has arbltrally added those figures to
the present assessment, which Is
made every even year. None of the
other counties will be changed.
Alliance, Neb., (Special)—
Many coyote scalps are coming Into
the county clerk’s office here, for the
$2 bounty paid. The animals are
—very numerous in some sections of
the county. Other residents of the
upper rUtto Valley are poisoning rabbits. They have become
genuine rests and are destroying
much grain and hay. One farmer
kllh-d with a ahoUrun.
Heirs Charge Undue Influ
ence Used in Distribution
of Large Estate
Lincoln, Neb., ” —A contest
was begun In the courts here Wed
nesday of the will of Mrs. Mary Bar
rett, late of Agnew, who owned 800
acres of land at her death. All of
this property came to her by will of
Father William Murphy, a priest
whose housekeeper she had been lor
a number of years.
Father Murphy was one of the cen
tral figures 80 years ago In the
priests' revolt against what thay
claimed was Bishop Bonacuni's tyr
rnnoue conduct, and finally won in
bis court battle with the bishop. Ho
was later killed In an automobile
crossing accident.
Miss Barrett's will gave almost fhr
entire estate, valued at $130,000 to
her brother William, two sisters get
ting but $5,000 each. All the other
heirs arc attacking the will on the
ground that Miss Barrett was of un
sound mind and that the will was the
result of undue influence on the part
of William Barrett.
Thurston and Boyd County
Representatives Before
Equalization Board
Lincoln, Neb., (Bpeekil)—
Boyd and Thurston' counties were
Represented before the state hoard of
equalization when matters of taxable
values of their lands were up for dis
cussion. Chairman McQulston of the
Boyd county board, said that the de
crease of >400.000 in land valuations
there had been caused by the refusal
of three precinct assessors to obey
the state board's order of a year ago
and raise the values on lands 4 per
cent. The state board is considering
'nlsing the whole county 3 per cent.,
but Mr. McQuiston thought that this
would not be Just as the remainder
of the county had obeyed the order of
a year ago.
County Attorney Bond and County
Assessor Tate, of Thurston county,
were present to refute assertions of
the railroad attorneys that lands
were undervalued. They said tlint
the Indian lands were being taxed
for more than they were worth. The
board took testimony and heard ar
guments from the railroad attorneys
and from several county assessors
relative to farm land values.
Lincoln. Neb.,, v (Special)—
Frank J. Oborny, Colfax county
farmer, has appealed to the supreme
court from a district court order de
nying him any redress from the of
ficers of St. Joseph Branch No. 40,
Katoltcky Delnlk, a Bohemian fra
ternal Insurance organization.
claimed that the defendants had ent
ered Into a conspiracy to control the
affairs of the order, and that they
formed a clique that called special
meetings to order things done that
cost much money, and that they did
not notify the other members of the
meeting, although they made the rec
ords read as though they had done
One complaint he makes Is that
they rented the hall free to a radical
political organization known as the
nonpartisan league, while they tried
to Impede nnd belittle the school sys
tem by trying to charge >40 for the
hall for school entertainments.
Lincoln, Neb.,, (Special)—
The Standard OH company lost the
first battle In the courts In Its effort
to have the municipal gasoline sta
tion closed as a competitor. Judge
Stewart of the district court sus
tained the demurrer of the city which
contended that no cause of action
existed. The company contends that
the amendment to the city charter
authorizing the city to enter upon tha
retail sale of gasoline was Invalid.
The company set up that its property
Is being confiscated by the taxes It
pays being used to finance competi
tion that In the end will be destruc
tive of Its property since It ennnot
meet cut prices, and that anyway
there Is no public necessity such as
monopoly price conditions that Justi
fied the city entering the business.
This is the second court victory
for the station. In federal court re
cently Judge Munger dismissed the
action of the Mutual Oil company, on
similar grounds.
Slayton, Minn., , ' (Special.)
—Murray county has completed the
second annual “area test" of all
cattle in the county. A rc-test of in- (
footed herds will place the county on
tlie accredited list. A total of 48.400
cattle were tested. But 278 reactors
were found on 180 farms. Last year
2,025 reactors were found on 750
Lincoln. Neb., -With their i
fellow citizen to rest In Arlington
cemetery, Lincoln friends of William
J. Bryan have started plans for a
suitable memorial to be placed where
he kept his residence for more than
25 years. While some were In favor
of establishing a Bryan shrine, many
others remembered his desire to aid
in the work of medicine and were
favoring enlargement of the Lincoln
Methodist hospital to cover the en
tire Bryan estate of "Falrvlew” here, j
New Cape
The cape that la most favored by
fashion la not the large, circular af
fair of former years, but a section
rather, as this one Is. It gives an ex
cellent line to the back of a coat,
but does not Jeopardize the slender
line or the youthful effect.
Ell wood, Neb., Farmer Tried
To Raise Money in Il
legal Manner
Klwood, Neb.. : (Special)—
Harvey MoKinzie, Klwood farmer,
is in the Dawson county Jail following
a supreme court decree upholding the
lower court which convicted him of
blackmail. He had been fined $450
and costs by the district court and
ordered to stay in jail until it is paid.
McKenzie was charged with trying to
extort $500 from J. H. Miles on the
pretext that Miles’ young son had
entered his house with two other
boyB and taken $500. He demanded
that Miles pay it or he would prose
cute the boy. Miles started to pay it
In installments and had paid $200
when he decided to press a charge of
blackmail. Conviction followed.
Hardy, Neb., « ’ (Special)—
A 35-pound yellow catfish bit the
foot of John Davidson, while he was
in the river near here for a swim.
Davidson's hand was then grabbed
as he stooped. It was then carried
to shore.
Aurora, Neb., (Special)—
Almost 400 acres of the Sarah Braun
estate were sold at public auction
here and at York this week. The
average for the Hamilton county
tracts was $153 an acre. The 103
acres with the building brought
$104.50. Two eighties in York county
brought $145 and $150 an acre. It Is
taken as an indication that the re
cent slump in farm land prices Is a
thing of the past.
Minden, Neb., (Special)—
Because the city of Minden did not
employ Nels Jensen or pay him any
wages, it has been freed of liability
for his death. Ilis widow, Olga Jen
sen, sued for compensation on the
ground of his death from accidental
Injuries. He tripped and fell while
running to take his place with volun
teer firemen, responding to a fire
alarm. John S. Pattlson, merchant
in whose store Jensen worked must
pay tho widow full compensation of
$5,250, ut the rate of $15 a week, and
$150 for funeral expenses, Judge Dll
worth ordered.
State Labor Secretary Kennedy at
Lincoln had awarded Mrs. Jensen the
full amount of compensation with
funeral expenses as against both the
city and the employer, with their re
spective sureties.
It is expected that the case will be
appealed to the state supreme court.
Taris.—nig brains are not neces
sary for big thoughts, according to
the report of Dr. Felix Uogault. show
ing that the brain of Anatole France
was 12 ounces below normal weight.
When completely isolated from the
surrounding organs the brain of the
great writer was found to hit the
scales at 1.017 grams, as compared
with the average weight of 1,390
gram s.
However. It was found to have
numerous deep •convolutions and
ridges which made the organ a mor?
complicated S‘rt.than nnv nor
mal brain. In this resneot it
hies lhat of Oambetta, which was
also examined after the great states
man's death.
Tokio.—A large number of revol
vers and other weapons were seized
W'hen CO police raided the head
quarters of the Great Forward Move
ment, a radical organization of young
Cuba Ranks High
As U. S. Customer
Washington,—In spite of the fact
that Cuba is one of the smallest of the
world's nations, this island republic
! ranked sixth in customers of the Uni
tod States in ’92‘i.
htsha Ou bail enn W anhhgs
Cuba was outranked only by the
United Kingdom. Canada, Germany,
France and Japan, naving purchased
i goods to the value of J199,779,279.
CongruSfiman Blanton of Texas
says the local District of Columbia law
forbidding “teaching of disrespect
for the Bible,’' will be made a law
all over the country. That wouldn’t
be a bad Idea, If the supreme court
calls It constitutional.
All Americans should respect th«
feelings and rellgous of all other
Americans. No decent man would
show disrespect for the Bible, the
Talmud, the Koran, the learned and
admirable maxims of Confuctug, or
any other religious work.
To a majority of Americans the
Bible Is the book sacred above all
others. The constitution forbid pass
ing of any law showing favor to any
particular religion, and regardless of
constitutional rules, the majority
would not compel respect for its own
religion, or its own sacred book,
without doing as much for the views
and the books of the various minori
The ancient order of Hibernians
expresses • utter contempt" for the
Ku Klux Klan and demands the re
turn of light wine and beer.
One good thing, you notice in all
protests against prohibition, nobody
usks fr return of whiskey or the sa
The ancient Hibernians also praise
the Jews, and declare that Iiyam
Solomon, a Polish Jew, was one of
the financial mainstays of the Amer
ican revolution has never had the
credit due him.
The Ancient Hibernians and the
Jews, united should give the Ku Klux
Klan an interesting contest.
The Paris Matin says the bolshe
vtst government has shot Prince
Golltzine, 70 years old, and 15 grad
uates of the Imperial Alexander ac
ademy, which in the czar’s days was
the center of education for young
Russian aristocracy.
Golltzine once was the czar’s prime
minister. Sixty other graduates of
the Imperial school have been exiled
to northern Russia, where most of
them probably will die of hardship.
You say that is horrible, and so It
is. Rut the Bolshevists are only fol
lowing the example set by the royal
Romanoffs. What bolshevism nas
done to the imperial Alexander school
and to Prince Golltzine, is exactly
what the Romanoffs would have done
to a communist school its Manao.
And to Prince Golitzlne, is exact
ly what the Romanoffs would have
done to a communist school and to
its managers.
When those in power set a bad ex
ample, they are apt some day to suf
fer for it.
The New York, New Haven &
Hartford road, once a prosperous
railroad system, thoroughly gutted
and impoverished by mismanagement
and worse, needs more money and
gets it.
Rates are increased 40 per cent, In
its local business and 20 per cent, in
business between states.
That should make things more
comfortable for the railroad. When
commission, add 40 and 20 per cent
to their net incomes?
Gentlemen that pick up a living
here and there in Wall street seem
to have suspected that a kind-hearted
government would do something for
the New Haven road. Since last Jan
uary the price of its stock has gone
up 50 per cent.
People must use the New Haven
road, and they must pay a price that
the government obligingly increases.
They must also eat the farmers’
wheat, but the government doesn't
oblige the farmers by compelling a
40 per cent increase there.
Commuters alone, on one little part
of the New Haven railroad, will be
compelled to pay the railroad inor«
than $1,000,000 a year extra.
Thin is what you might call effi
IJoyds, British insurance concern,
will bet on or against anything, it
calls the betting ’’insuring.’’
It bets 7 to 1 that Gertrude Ederle
will not swim the channel. At first
the betting was 20 to 1 at Lloyds,
but American enthusiasm hammered
down the odds.
Often Lloyds loses Its Insurance
bets, when Northcliffe offered a $60,
000 prize to anybody that would fly
across the English channel, a few
venrs ago, he insured himself with
Lloyds against having to pay the
Dickie found a broken spade
And said he'd dig himself a well,
And then Charles took a piece of tin,
And I was digging with a shell.
Then Will said he would dig one too;
We shaped them out and made them
And 1 dug up a piece of clod
That had a little worm inside.
We watched him pucker up himself
And stretch himself to walk away.
He tried to go inside the dirt.
Hut Dickie made him wait and stay.
His shining skin was soft and wet,
1 poked him once to see him squirm,
And then Will said, "I wonder if
He knows that he’s a worm.”
And then we sat back on our feet
And wondered for a little bit.
And wC forgot to dig our wells
A while, and tried to answer it.
And while we tried to tlnd it out
He puckered in a little wad.
And then he stretched himself again
And went back home inside the clod.
—Elizabeth Madox Roberts, in
Atlantic Monthly.
A Woman’s Reason,
From the Boston Transcript.
Hub—Of the two places we have din
ner Invitations for I should much prefer
goiong to the Lesters. I don't see why
you've chosen the Burtons, whom we
Wife—It's perfectly plain, my dear.
Mrs. Lester has already seen this gown
and Mrs. Burton hasn't.
After a separation of 30 years, and
attempts through all his days of man
hood to find her, an English soldier,
now in Egypt, has been brought in
touch once more with his mother, now
in Canada. The Salvation Army in
Canada accomplished in a few weeks a
la-k that had baffled the soldier for
the greater part of 30 years.
Is Flower Lover
Winside, Neb., Z ~ —(Special)
—Rev. L. R. Keekler, pastor of the
Winside Methodist Episcopal church,
Is more than a preacner and teacher,
i He is a leader In community affairs
and in the matter of home adorn
ment, is an artist. He is a great
lover of flowers, net only after they
have matured, but while they are
growing. He has made a bower of
the alley and grounds about the
church, in which he has many kinds
of flowers artistically arranged in
beds. At church services and other
affairs held in the church, the result
of his labors may be seen in vases
In various parts of the building filled
with flowers from his garden, or from
his home, it it happens to be wlntet
or other time when the flower garden
Is bare.
Approximately $7,000,000
Must Be Raised To Make
Ends Meet
Lincoln, Neb., J (Special)—
The question of how much of a state
levy will be made to take care of the
state’s expenses, as per the appro
priations of the legislature, will have
to be settled some time this week.
Douglas county has not yet reported,
but estimates of the valuations there
are available. These show an In
crease in valuation of the entire state
over last year, due to the increase in
intangibles under the new classifica
tion. The total will be around $3,250,
The total amount to be raised this
year by taxation is around $7,000,
000 This will mean an increase in the
levy over last year, but this may be
taken care of by making a special
levy for the nearly $1,000,000 deficit,
which while increasing state Wives,
will not increase the general fund
levy, a distinction that the politi
cians seem to make much of.
The auditor has not yet made his
estimate of receipts from other
sources, but will have it ready when
the board acts the latter part of the
Lincoln County Cattle Man
Seeks Damages for “Un
warranted” Arrest
Lincoln, Neb., v , (Special)—
William Flynn, sTr., a cattleman of
Lincoln county, a-ting as his own
attorney, has filed an appeal from
the direction by the court of a verdict
for defendants in a suit for $63,400
damages that Flynn brought against
the Stock Yards National bank, of
Omaha, F. J. Ennerson, H. H. Piper,
Frank Wink and H. M Hansen.
Flynn claims that he was feeding
and caring for a lot of cattle for
the defendants, when he got into a
Jam over their removal from one
point l.i Lincoln anti McPherson
counties to another. The cattle vrere
taken from him and lie and his two
sons were arrested and charged With
removing mortgaged property. They
were released on a preliminary hear
ing, and Flynn says the prosecution
was not justified.
Two Wayne Normal
instructors Resign
Wayne. Neb., . (Special) —
I)r. J. T. House, for 15 years head of
the English department at the Wayne
state normal school, has resigned to
accept a similar position at New
River college, at Montgomery, W.
Ya. Dr. House is a graduate of Doan
college, the University of Nebraska
and of Chicago unversity. Miss Elsie
Ford Piper, head of the latin depart
ment of tlie college for 15 years and
dean of women in more recent year*,
has also resigned. She goes to the
university of Nebraska as assistant
dean of women.
Lincoln. Neb., , (Special) —
Need of rain for the corn of Nebraska
is real, and if i: does not come
soon serious damage will result, in
the opinion of General Manager
Fiynn, who is ju«t back from a trip
over the Burlington railroad. Busi
ness is holding up well, and will be
bc-U?r if the present scare over corn
is ended l»y rains. Some moisture
fell Monday night, but it was scat
tered and not very heavy.
That Explains Decreased
Street Car Fares in
Lincoln, Neb.,, § (Special) —
To find out why the reports of
the Omaha street railway company
showed a constant decrease in the
number of persons riding on passes,
the state railway commission investi
gated. Commissioner Randall says
that it was found that the decrease
lay in the fact that nearly all the
men employed at the power house
and equipment yards have purchased
autos. They said they preferred to
ride in these rather than take a free
ride on the ears because they saved
time, leaving home later and getting
bade earlier by auto than by street
cars. Mr. Randall thinks this is an
answer to the critics of the commis
sion who say that if tlie commission
would order 5 cent fares back into
effect the revenue problem of the
companies would be solved,
Holder of $50,000 Mortgage
on 480-Acre Tract Wants
His Money
Lincoln, Neb., t (Special.)—
Richard and Carl RUze, of Wayne
county, have filed an appeal from an
order of the district court that unless
they paid $14,000 within a specified
time, the $50,000 mortgage on their
480 acres of land will be foreclosed.
The mortgage Is held by Stephen F.
Auker, who had sold the land to
Edward Perry and E. F. Auker, a son,
for $80,000, taking back a $50,000
The Ritzes, who bought the land in
the peak price period, say that they
were deceived into buying the tract
for an inflated price; that E. F. Auker
Is a son of the plaintiff, and Edward
Perry his business partner; that the
$80,000 sale was not a real one, but
made for the purpose of inflating the
value of the land and enabling a
$50,000 mortgage to be floated. They
deny that they ever assumed the
mortgage or are responsible for Its
payment, and that the fact that al
though it recited on its face that it
was not due until 1930, the fact was
concealed from them that it also ha«l
a clause that if payment was not
made of interest it would become due
The other side says that the Ritzes
are trying to got out from under be
cause land prices have fallen.
Lincoln, Neb., . (Special)—■
The Globe Indemnity company has
appealed to the state supreme court
for an adjudication of the question
of whether the law forbidding county
treasurers to put into a bank any
deposit in excess of half the bank’s
capital and surplus, recently held by
the court not to apply to state banks,
applies to national banks. The court
refused to apply it to state banks
because the guaranty deposit law
superseded it although the old stat
ute was not expressly repealed.
Peter Schmidt, treasurer of Scotts
bluff county, had $57,500 in the First
National of Gering when it failed,
and under the law, says the insur
ance company, the most he could
have legally deposited was $12,500.
It objects to being held for the loss,
along with three other surety com
panies, because it says the treasurer
violated the law.
Fremont, Neb.,. ' —Forgetting
where he had parked his automobile
and believing it had been stolen,
Henry Klahn of Scribner set the po
lice to searching and offered a re
ward of $25 for recovery of the car.
A few minutes later when the auto
mobile was found, Klahn remembered
that he had parked it there himself.
The police did not insist upon the
reward being paid and Klahn went
away happy.
Arnold, Neb., ^ , -Mrs. David
Oberg with her 4-year-old son, Don
ald, drove the family car to a field
where her husband was working. She
threw the switch leaving the gear in
Intermediate when the got out of the
auto. Donald, unnoticed, remained in
the car. lie moved the switch and
stepped on the starter. The front
wheels being set on a turn, the car
went round and round through the
fence a few times,-breaking off a post
and knocking out the windshield, then
crossed a lagoon. The' second time
crossing the lagoon the car stalled
The child was unhurt.
The black tulle frock with the
handkerchief points that give a very
irregular and fluttering line are very
much in evidence at smart functions,
Lincoln, Neb., ^ _ (Special)—
Governor McMullen" has been asked
to withhold action for a time on the
request of the governor of Minne
sota for the return to St. Paul of
Ernest Coxwell, who Is held In Lin
coln, oil a charge of child desertion.
His wife, Florence, is the complain
ant, and charges that the desertion
of the year-old daughter occurred on
March 1, 1924. Coxwell is a printer.
He has hired a lawyer and will resist
being taken back. Testimony will
be taken.