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CONDENSATIONS OF THE MORE
BOTH AT HOI UNO ABROAD
General, Political, Religious, Sporting,
Foreign and Other Events Re
corded Here and There,
A score of miners were killed by
on explosion In the Khymney Iron
company's colliery lu Glamorganshire,
Wales. Manager Bowen and two com
panions who attempted a rescue were
themselves overcome by the alter
damp and perished.
Sir Edmund John Monson, former
ly British ambassador to France, died
a few days ago.
Hans Grade, the German aviator,
won the Lanso prize of $10,000 by
flying two and one-half kilometres (a
little more than a mile and a half) in
two minutes and forty-three Bemuds.
The competition was restricted to
aeroplanes constructed in Germany
by German builders propelled by) Ger
man made motors.
The Korean patriotic league has la
med a circular expressing satisfaction
nt the assassination of Prince Ito. It
nays: "Now Is the time for our twenty
millions of people to securo their In
dependence. Ito Is dend. He brought
to our country the rulo of the Japan
ese, and enslaved the people. His
selfishness has received Its reward.
His crimes were unpardonablo nnd
what happened to Mm was n fitting re
ward for his trickery and Just punish
ment from our country.
At Santiago. Chill, a great demon
stration was held in memory of Gen
eral Jose do San Martin, a celebrated
Spanish-American general In the war
for Independence, whoso brilliant vic
tory at the Mulpo April 6, 1818, virtu
ally drove the Spaniards from Chill.
Thousands of troops and school chil
dren formed In procession and
marched pust the statuto erected in
A scene of great disorder was caused
nt St. Petersburg, Russia, by the so
cialist interpellation in the duma, de
claring unconstitutional the Imperial
tikase, Issued September C. with refer
ence to military legislation. Secre
tary Zamyslovskl refused to read the
Interpellation on account of its dis
loyalty. ' General.
A colored organization of Alabama
Is contributing its mite toward build
ing the canal.
Prosperity has arrived, according to
the figures furnished by- the depart
ment of commerce and labor.
llufTalo, X. Y., suffered a $250,000
fire loss a few days ago.
Porters, cabmen and waiters are
rot desirable for jurors, according to
Jury Commissioner William A. Am
berg, who testified In Chicago beforo
the judges who are investigating al
leged Irregularities In the drawing of
Deep water crusaders nro to camp
fit Washington this winter to Influ
Elections held on Tuesday reflected
little general political Interest.
Both France and the United States
are anxious to avoid anything in the
way of tariff war.
Prince Ito, assassinated by Koreans,
was regarded as the loading states
man of Japan.
Officials of tho Pittcburg & Lako
Erie railroad have Issued circulars to
their 3,000 laborers announcing that
when they draw their pay November I
for October work they will receive
pay on a basis of $1,05 a day Instead,
Tho late Senator Patrick II. McCar
ten, In his will leaves all bis property,
real estate and personal, to his aged
mother, Mrs. Mary McCarreu. The
estate is estimated at $50,000,
A dinner attended by about 500 per
sons was tendered at Philadelphia by
the Manufacturers' club, under whose
auspices the visitors camo to Phila
delphia. Resolutions eulogizing Professor
Ferrer and condemning the officials re
sponsible for bis execution in Spain
were adopted at a mass meeting in
A rumor Is in circulation at St. Pe
tersburg to tho effect that the powers
Lave addressed a joint noto to Russia
with regard to Manchurian affairs.
The prices of vehicles, buggies, sur
reys nnd carriages are to bo moved
tip by tho 4,000 members of the Trl
State Vehicle nnd Implement Dealers'
association. This Is to bo done in
f plte of tho fact that automobiles are
getting cheaper every year.
A decrease In the number of caS'
tialtles on railroads for tho year end
Ing June 30, 1909, Is Bhown by a re
port published by tho Interstate Com
Rear Admiral Sebree brought to
Manila news of cannibalism on the
Jack Johnson (colored) nnd Jim
Jeffries have signed up for a big fight
on or before July 5th.
There was an enormous comparative
Increase In exports during the month
John Blgclow of New York, former
United States minister to France, who
within less than a month will celebrate
his ninety-second birthday, has pre
sented Mount Airy, his dairy farm of
400 acres, to the village of Highland
Tails, New York.
King Edward has appointed a royal
commission to inquire Into the condi
tion of the divorce laws, especially as
they affect the poorer classes.
Half a million dollars In Indian
funds Is involved in a treasury do
part ment decision.
Premier Asquith announced In the
bouse of commons that on November
& he would move for the rejection en
tirely of tho house of lord3 amend
ments to the Irish land bill.
Leroy Foster, a young rural mail
carrier of Clay Center, Neb., shot and
killed Inez Cox, a stenographer, and
The proudest man In Itaca, New
York. Is Charles A. Ryerson of 205
Third street, who became tho father
of his sixteenth child recently. Mr.
Ryerson Is 51 years old, his wife U 48,
and they have been married about
twenty-nine years. Since that timfc
eight boys have been born.
There Is likely to be a wholesale re
lease of supposed lepers on an Island
of tho Hawaiian group.
Congressman Fowler has sent a chal
lenge to Senator Aldrlch to debate tho
central bank question.
The vacancy left by the death of E.
H. Harrlman In the directorate of tho
Delaware & Hudson company was
filled by the election of Former Judge
Robert S. Lovett.
Modern Greece Is apparently In
danger frcm the rapid emigration to
tho United States on the part of the
The sale of the Christian stamps
furnished by the Red Cross society
will begin about the middle of Novem
ber, nnd It is expected that several
thousand dollars will be realized by
tho Nebraska Society for the Study
and Prevention of Tuberculosis.
Win. Engle won first chance at the
AberOeen land drawing. His chance
was worth $20,000. Hut Engle had
thought so little of his luck that he
filed on some land in Tripp county,
thereby losing his right to the Aber
Daniel Edwin Hurley, an actor and
singer connected with tho Dolly Var
den company, New York, Insane over
religion, built a circle of fire on the
street nnd stood In the center of It
to burn to death.
Eight hundred Bpeakers In New
York were busy n few days before
Rev. Frederick II. Ward, pastor of
tho Haptlst church at Freewater,
Ore., pleaded guilty of bigamy and
was sentenced to five years In the
The Prince and Princess Kunl of
Japan have communicated through
Mr. Matsul, the Japanese charge
d'affaires, their thanks to the Amer
ican people for tho generous hospital
ity which they received while In thl3
country to attend the Hudson-Fulton
celebration In New York.
Dy the terms of the will of tho late
Dr. Levy I. Shoemaker of Wilkes
t.arrc, Pa., which was filed for pro
bate. Yale university Is given more
than $500,000, to bo used In the med
ical department of the Institution.
With the school of aeronautics at
Omaha, Neb., closed for the winter,
three of the officers who were in at
tendance have been ordered back to
their commands In other branches of
Frank Walley Perkins, acting su
perintendent of tho United States
coast and geodetic survey, was sus
pended without pay and John J. Gil-
iert, inspector of hydrography and
topography, reduced from $3,000 to
2,$0(io n year ns the" result of charges
of administrative irregularities.
Information has reached the state
department that tho celebrated Alsop
claim against Chile, Involving valu
able guano deposits and silver mines,
la in a fair way of settlement.
Orders were Issued by the postofflce
department to all postmasters, railway
mail clerks and other postal employes
to keep a sharp lookout for mall mat
ter from or addressed to the Cuban
national lottery. The lottery has un
dertaken to exploit tho United States
in violation of the postal laws of this
country, it Is alleged, and more than
fifty communications to the concern,
each containing money, have been
held and the contents returned to the
The Chineso government has sent
forty-seven students to American col
leges nnd universities In compliance
with the understanding with the
United States regarding tho disposi
tion of the idemnity remitted by this
Tho Brownsville court of Inquiry
decided to visit Brownsville Texas
late in November to hear any new ma
terial facts bearing on tho famous
"shooting up" of that city on tho night
of August 13, 190G.
Ex-President Roosevelt has sent
story of his exploits In killing wild
beasts of East Africa.
Two hundred members of tho Com-
pers family held a reunion In Now
York to do honor to Solomon Com
Colonel J. E. Houston of the Nine
teenth Infantry at Fort Bliss did not
finish the endurance ride of ninety
miles required by the war department,
He fell out at tho half way station
and will now probably go beforo tho
Tho Minnesota congressman who
succeeded J. Adam Bedo is accused
of going over to tho Cannon crowd
At New Orleans Speaker Cannon
uttered defiance to his enemies, the
Insurgents, and declared tho recent
attacks upon him to bo "peanut poll
tics and "tommy rot.
Two brothers were arrested at Kan
sas City, charged with the murder of
the Van Royen family. One of thoin
has confessed that ho nloue did the
Dr. Cook replied to detractors at
Hamilton, Mont, and practically ac
cused Peary of Instigating them.
Republican Judges in NebraskaSeem
to Have Been Elected
TAMMANY SIS 1MB 111 H 1
Results in Ohio, Illinois,
Iowa, Kentucky and
The Omaha Bee says: The repub
lican ticket In Nebraska has been
elected probably in Its entirety, tho
party succeeding in cutting down the
democratic lead secured by the Bryan
campaign of last year, though not
getting the pluralities which Judge
Reese secured In his campaign against
Loomls. Early returns from the
cities of the state Indicated that the
republican ticket was holding its own
with the vote two years ago., when
Judge Reese's plurality was 24,400.
Returns later when the country
showed up cut down the apparent lead
decisively and In 297 precincts of tho
1,055 In Nebraska and Including the
strong republican plurality In Doug
las, a net loss of 13.8 votes per pre
cinct below tho vote In 1907 was
Tho Omaha World-Herald says:
Returns received up to an early hour
this morning Indicate the probable
election of at least one and the pos
sible election of all three of the
nominees for the supreme bench on
the democratic ticket. While not by
any means sufficient to assure an
election, these returns indicate a net
gain on the democratic ticket In the
state sufficient to overcome the big
majorities given tho republican can
didates In Lancaster and Douglas
counties. Judge Sullivan leads on
the democratic ticket, with Judge
Good but little behind nnd Judge
Dean a close third.
Lincoln State Chairman Hay ward
of the republican committee In his
last estimate last night estimated the
republican majority between 7,000
and 10,000. Tho figures given In
clude some of the strong democrat
counties, whllo a number of the west
ern counties where republicans have
nlways rolled up strong majorities
have not reported.
Douglas County Complete returns
from the election In Douglas county
show that tho republicans carried
everything by majorities ranging
from 1,200 to 3,000. On the state
ticket tho republican Judges have
carried pluralities for the high man of
2,100 and for the low man of 1,200
Tho high man on the republican ticket
Is Judge Fawcett and the low man
Judge Sedgwick, while the high man
on tho democratic ticket Is Judge
At midnight Chairman Byrnes, at
tho democratic headquarters In Co
lumbus, Bald that the state was in
doubt as to all three judges.
Chairman Hayward (rep.) said:
"We claim the state by at least 10,000,
basing estimate on Taft-Bryan voto
of last year. Republican gains in
Lancaster and Douglas alone are suf
ficient to wipe out Mr. Bryan's en
tire majority in tho state.
New York. Tammany elected an
other mayor of greater New York
Tuesday and lost Its grip on city
finances. William J. Gaynor of Brook'
lyn swept tho flvo boroughs to victory
as mayor by at least 70,000 plurality,
defeating Otto T. Bannard, republican
fusion and William Randolph Hearst,
He failed, however, to carry his
ticket with him and tho republican
fusion forces will control absolutely
tho Board of Estimate and Apportion
mcnt, which will disburse approxl
mately $1,000,000 during tho ndminis
Tho election throughout the state
for members of the assembly resulted
In the choice of a lower branch of tho
legislature having a republican ma'
jorlty of about thirty-eight as com'
pared with a republican majority of
forty-eight In tho last assembly.
Cincinnati, O. The defeat of Mayor
Tom L. Johnson In his fifth enmpaign
for mayor of Cleveland was the chief
event in tho municipal elections. In
conceding his defeat Mayor Johnson
announced that ho would be again a
cnndldato two years hence. At a Inte
hour, Columbus nnd Hamilton were
conceded to have been carried by the
republicans. In Toledo, Brand Whit
lock won, according to lncompleto re
turns, by a reduced majority.
Topeka Topeka voted to adopt the
commission form of government by
497 majority. . Tho total voto was
only 4,787. Tho voto for tho propo
sition was 2,012 for and 2,145 agalnut.
G0MPER3 LOSES ON APPEAL.
Head of Labor Federation Again Held
Guilty of Contempt.
Washington Tho district court of
appeals affirmed tho decree of the
supremo court of tho District of Co
lumbia adjudging President Samuel
Gompers, Secretary Frank Morrison
and Vice President John Mitchell of
tho Amorican Fedemtlon of Labor
guilty of contempt of court In the
Buck Stovo and Rnngo enso. Chief
Justice Sheppard dissented from the
the Other States that
East St. Louis, 111. Local option
election day In central and southern
Illinois showed the drys In the ma
jority. Morgan, Menard, Scott, Union
und Pope counties nro now dry
throughout. In tho thirty-three pre
cincts reported but five towns or vil
lages returned wet victories.
Boston. The republicans carried
Massachusetts in a state election by
the narrowest margin in nearly a
quarter of a century. The party ticket
was re-elected, but Governor Diaper's
plurality of 60,000 last year was cut
to 8,000, whllo that f Lieutenant
Governor Louis A. Frothlngham, which
was 915,000 in 1908, was reduced to
Indianapolis In the municipal elec
tions held in Indiana the republicans
scored several victories, the most vi
tal of which was In Indianapolis.
Samuel Lewis Shank, the republican
candidate for mayor, nnd the entiro
republican ticket, were elected by mo
larities ranging from 1, 000 to 1,500.
Louisville. Reports from the legls-
ative elections held In Kentucky show
that the democrats with part harmony
will be uble to pass any measure they
desire over the veto of A. E. Wilson,
the republican governor.
San Francisco. With about one-
sixth of the total vote counted, P. H.
McCarthy, union labor candidate for
mayor, had a lead over both his op
ponents, that, if maintained, would
give him a plurality of about 10,000.
Richmond, Judge William Hodges
Mann of Nottoway (dem.) was elected
governor of Virginia Tuesday over
William P. Kent of Wothe (rep.). He
carried tho entiro democratic ticket
Man's plurality, with returns prac
tically complete, is 23,500. Swanson's
majority for governor four years ugo
was 37,749, and Bryan's plurality in
Virginia at tho last presidential elec
tion was 30,34:!. The next bouse of
delegates will be overwhelmingly dem
ocrat, as usual.
New York City has elected the dem
ocratic candidate, Judge William J.
Gaynor, mayor, while in Philadelphia
the republican organization has failed.
In New Jersey the republicans held
their own everywhere.
Tom L. Johnson, democrat, has been
defeated as mayor of Cleveland.
The latest returns from San Fran
cisco indicnto that Francis J. Hcney,
democrat, has boon defeated for dis
New York state elected a3 assembly
that will show a republican majority
of about thirty-eight.
Tho republicans carried Massachu
setts by tho narrowest margin in the
mistory of the Bay slate for nearly a
quarter of a century. The entire party
ticket was re-elected, but Governor
Eben Draper's plurality was cut down
from C0.000 last year to 8,000..
Trenton Tho returns thus far indl
cnte that tho republicans will retain
control of both branches of tho leg'
Baltimore After midnight Reputll
can State Chairman Hanna estimated
that the constitutional amendment do-
signed to eliminate the negro vote
Is defeated in city and state by from
6,000 to 10,000, this estimate being
based upon meager returns.
rhllndelphla Philadelphia Tuesday
re-elected Samuel P. Rotan .district
attorney on the republican ticket, by
a large majority. Ili3 opponent was
D. Clarence Glbboney, long a loader
of the reform element aud well
known by his connection with the
Law aud Order society.
Portland, Ore. Meagre returns from
five counties In tho Second congres
sional district of Washington Indi
cate that Judge W. W. MeCredK re
publican, to succeed the late Francis
W. Cushninn, has won over Ernest
Llseia, democrat, by a safe margin.
New York's New Mayor.
New York William J. Gaynor, who
now becomes mayor of New York
was elected on tho strength of hla
personal record as a Jurist and his
stand for personal liberty and a lib
eral Sunday. Although the Tammany
candidate, he maintained throughout
tho campaign that no boss shall die
tato to him and ono of his favorite
remarks was that If thero was to be
any swallowing between him and the
tiger he would ultimately bo found on
the outside. Ho Is 53 years old, th
father of eight children.
COURT MUST DECIDE.
Constitutionality of Corporation Tax
The brief of the appellants In the at
tack on the constitutionality of the
corporation tax law has reached the
eupreme court. The case was filed In
the Lancaster county court by the
Mercantile Incorporating company of
Omaha. The Erie Iron works entered
the case as Intervenor, Judge J. J.
Sullivan, candidate for supreme judge
on the democratic ticket, being the at
torney In the case. An effort is being
made to render invalid this law of the
recent legislature taxing corporations
a flat amount governed by their capi
tal stock, but not based directly on It.
In the Lancaster county district
court w here the case was first brought
the law wa3 held to bo good, and an
appeal was taken to the supreme
In arguing the unconstitutionality
of the law the appellant corporations
fict forth that the tax must either b
n the nature of a license or a tax on
the franchise. It can not be in the
nature of a license from the very
terms of the law. License presup
poses that the state will regulate. No
such regulation isi prescribed. License
moneys go to the school fund. Tho
tax under this law is turned into the
The law says that such tax Is an
occupation permit. But the contest
ants declare that the right of levying
an occupation tax granted in section
1, articlo 9 of the constitution, does
not include such a tax as this law
calls for. It directs an occupation tax
on ad valorem basis, and enumerates
sixteen kinds of occupations that
might fall under the tas. Hence the
law can not properly bo called an oc
The section of the consttiutlon
granting the right to lev'7 an occupa
tion tax reads: "The legislature shall
provide such revenue as may be need
ful, by levying a tax by valuation, so
that every person and corporation
shall pay a tax In proportion to the
value of his, her or its property and
franchise, the value to be ascertained
In such manner as the legislature shall
direct, and it shall have power to tax
peddlers, auctioneers, brokers, hawk
ers, commission merchants, showmen,
jugglers, inn keepers, liquor dealers,
toil bridge, ferries, Insurance, tele
graph and express interests or busi
ness, venders of patent medicines In
Buch manner as It shall direct, by gen
eral law, uniform as to the class upon
which It operates."
Must Make Affidavit.
When the list of delinquent corpora
tions who had not paid the tax ac
cording to the corporation tax law
was published no allowance was made
for those corporations which have a
capital stock and do not, under their
very nature, intend to pay a dividend
or in any way act as profit makers
for the stockholders. It was assumed
that if there was a capital stock there
must be a profit-sharing intent. Many
corporations have since protested that
such was not tho purpose of their
formation and they should not bo
compelled to pay a tax. The secretary
of state is sending out blanks asking
for an affidavit from the officers of
each such company that they were
organized for social purposes or be
nevolent purposes only and are ex
empt from the operations of the law.
Attempt to Break Will.
A third attack has been made In the
supremo court against Ida Wharton,
the widow of the late George H. Boggs
of Omaha. The complainants aro the
datives of Boggs, who object to her
using Boggs property. Everything
was willed to his wife by Boggs aside
from a trusteeship, but she was also
given tho right to remove, with or
without cause, the trustees. The
brothers and Bisters of the dead man
declare that Mrs. Wharton has given
much property willed her to her sec
ond husband, and that the property
has yielded her an income of about
$12,000 per year.
A Complaint Filed.
Tho Kendall-Smith Milling company
of Wood lawn has filed a. formal com
plaint with the railway commission
asking that the Burlington be com
pelled to reinstate Its former switch
ing charges between Lincoln and
Woodlawn, which it changed January
1. 1907. The petition says that for
thirty-three years the charge has been
$5 a car between tho two town's and
under the beneficlent rate tho com
plainant has built up a thriving mill
ing and feed business In the city of
Lincoln, tho product coming from tho
ruill at Woodlawn. The changed rate
has changed all this.
At the Corn Exposition.
AH Bummer the Nebraska experl
ment stations have been working to
have growing plants at the National
Corn xEposltion that the visitors
might see just how the grains look
at various stages aud compare tneni
to the parent plants at each season
Tho exhibit is entirely In charge of
tho Nebraska Agricultural college at
Lincoln and will be supplemented by
a large collection of grains and grass
es from the state.
Complaint on Switching Rate.
The Kendall-Smith company of Lin
coin has filed a complaint against the
Burlington railroad, with the stato
railway commission because it has
Been fit to change its switching rate of
$5 a car from Woodlawn to 2 cents
per 100 pounds. This company has a
machinery manufactory at Woodlawn,
and for thirty-five years It Buys In Its
complaint the Burlington gave it a
switching rate of $5 a car. But re
cently It changed this rate to 2 cents
per 100 pounds, and this rato Is re
garded as too high
IIBffl IN BBIEF
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
ALL SUBJECTS TOUGHED TO
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
The Midwest Life.
In the rear 1908 the old line life
Insurance companies of Nebraska col
lected premiums from the people of
this state amounting to $842,723, while
the , outsido old line life companies
collected $2,695,954. For every dollar
paid to a Nebraska company the out
side companies received more than
three dollars. This proposition should
at least be turned around for the best
interests of the neocle of the state.
and The Midwest Life and the other
state companies are doing their best
to persuade and educate their fellow
Nebraskans to do so. What gain or
advantage is there to any Nebraskan,
Individually or collectively, to the peo
ple of the state, to have these pre
miums, or tho larger part of them,
sent out of Nebraska? One sane and
emphatic way to "Stand up for Ne
braska" Is to buy from Nebraska in
surance companies what they have
to sell, especially when t is a eood
article, whether it Is life insurance,
fire Insurance or accident insurance.
The premium rates of The Midwest
Life of Lincoln are reasonable. Its
polities are us good as any on the
market today and none aro better.
The premiums paid It stnv In Ne
The twenty-five Btates have re
served space at the National corn
show and will show what has been
done with corn, the results of succes
sive years of experiment.
Fire on the Nicholas Selirel ner nav
land north of Fremont destroyed four
large stacks containing fifty tons of
hay. The fire was said to have start
ed from an engine on the railroad.
Charles Boales, a young man living
north of Cozad, committed suicide bv
drinking carbolic acid. He was 21
years old and had been living alone on
his farm. He was to have been mar
ried on the day following his death.
friends can give no reason for the
Presbyterian people of Ponca lrid
the cornerstone of their new edifice.'
It will be dedicated about Christmas.
As Miss Margaret Lewis was riding
a horse in Hamilton county, a do eran
out nnd bit the horse. The animal
Jumped violently and threw Miss
Lewis to the ground, fracturing hef
skull. She Is in a critical condition.
Winters & Short of Atwood, Kan.,
who have tho contract for building
Morrill county's new $25,000 court
house, began breaking ground for the
foundation last week. The building is
to be of pressed brick nnd stone, with
basement and two stories high.
The Hastings Commercial club has
Btarted a movement to complete the
raising of a fund of $25,000 to pay off
the deficit of Hastings college, con
ditional on the designation of the in
stitution as the Nebraska synodical
G. H. .Mahlple of Pilger had his
back broken. In company with Louis
Koplin, he had gone after a load of
hay and was returning when the wa
gon upset. Mr. Mahlple struck the
ground in such a way as to break his
back and otherwise Injure himself.
Marvin Hatch, aged 8 years, son of
Edward Hatch, was dragged to death
by a cow at Seward. The boy who
was leading the animal from the pas
ture had wrapped the rope about his
waist. He was dragged two blocks
before the animal could be stopped.
Former Senator Dietrich of Has
tings and Miss Margretta Shaw Stew
art of Philadelphia were married at
the bride's home, 1725 Pine street,
Philadelphia. The ceremony was sim
ple and witnessed only by relatives
and a few intimate friends of tho
bride and groom.
A prairie fire southwest of Suther
land burned over a considerable terri
tory and destroyed much good range.
Several stacks of hay were buincd and
ono or two farmhouses narrowly es
caped. Fire from a passing engine '
also resulted In a loss of several
hundred dollars worth of hay In the
Nebraska Is about to get another
railroad, running from Beloit, Kan., to
Kearney. C. Hildreth, a bntker of
Frankling county, has written to the
secretary of state that tho road has
come to the Nebraska line and that
the surveyors will Bliortly be at work
in this state. Mr. Hildreth asked that
copies of the corporation laws be sent
One of tho most successful farmers
institutes held in that part of Nebras
ka, attracting hundreds of farmers and
normal school students to Its sessions
nnd exhibits, was held at Peru. Tho
exhibits were many and varied, prizes
being awarded on common small
grains, chickens, fruit, cookery and
Charles Steele, who shot Henry
Martin with a 22-caliber revolver at
tho '. home of Jens Rasmussen near
Avoca, gave himself up to the Avoca
authorities nnd was placed In the Jail
County Superintendent L. R. Willis
of Adams county has Inaugurated a
series of reading contests which are
somewhat after tho plan of the old
spelling matches. Each school will
first have a local reading contest;
then tho local winners will contest In
a township match. Tho township
champions win then participate in the
county contest for the championship.
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