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THURSDAY, JULY f, 1915.
rLATTSMOUTn SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Marvin Dana, author
of 'Within the Uw,w
from the sue--
cessful play by V
Daniel D. Carter
Tt-iMUlatJiA.iiwrlflfc.5.f''1,i 'Wnwi g w anJ ft
Copyright. 113. by th.
A Family Made to Order.
WILLIAM SLOfOMB. alias
Diamond AVillie. alias Wal
ter Blount, sat in the library
of the bouse of which he
was theoretically master and sought to
liivert his tedium by playing CanfieM
solitaire. Nominally lie was indeed
the head of the house, which had been,
taken in his name for the season, and
he was nlut to entertain 1 here his
putative inrents. come on a visit from
their home in Laramie, Wyo. As a
matter of fact, however. Walter wa a
puppet in the linnds of the mini who
was senilis hiiu as butler. Tbnt lu-
genious indiridunl, by name Audrey
Alien, had decided that this particular
thief would fit admirably into his
schemes. The aoo-mipli-dinient of his
design was not dMTicuH. si no? nt just
this time Waiter was closely iursued
by the I'inkertons for n recentJoffens
against the law. and tbe offer of an
asylum was welcome.
Andrew had maintained so much s
crcey as to the nature of his plans that
Walter's curiosity was provoked, and
this soon drove him to dissatisfaction
with the situation, hi which he quite
forgot his first relief over M-ouring a
6afe refuge from danger. Instead he
grew fretful over the dull routine of
days and nights. He was dishonest by
lji'ture. a thief by choice. His slightly
yr gnathous jaw showed merely moral
cc""iera-y, nt firmness of will. At
tvs e ty-live years of age he. was a
thorough paced scoundrel, willing for
any erim, but incompetent. Neverthe
less as yet his evil nature was not
graven clearly iu the lines of his fac,
which a careless observer ini;ht hav
deemed Vinidngly boyiL. Now as ha
sat erect in his dinner jacket ly the
table on which the cards were display
i he did justice by his apjeiifanee t
the judgment of Ardrew In fjis selec
tii'ii as the pseudo young gentleman of
inans come out of the west fir a trial
of the metropolitan life. He scowled
heavily, and his jaw shot out sullenly
as the trial of the cards proclaimed his
lucklesness. He shot a baleful glance
toward tiie irreproachable manservant.
v!i for Korne time had been standinj;
at a little distance in an attitude of
"Well. Talker," he snapped, "what
the devil are you btaudiug around
I or you to finish the game, sir."
"And then what?"
"To take the cards away, si-."
The young man sneered.
"Oil. that's it. H it?" he drawled.
'Y'Hi're waiting to take the cards
"Yes. sir. Mr. Andrew's orders, sir."
The words, decorously sioken, wer
the last straw to the burden on Wal
ler's patiem-e. With an oath ho Hcized
tli" pack and threw It violently to the
"Well, take them away, then!" h?
mi tried, with an evil grin. He sprang
to his f't and moved about the room
nervously for a minute.
"Say. you:" he cried. "Yon kno-
who 1 am. don't you?" he demanded.
A nd now there came a subtle change
in the inflections of the menial's to1c,
tlvuih its respectful quality was Ptil!
In cvidenfe. There wa n vaffii ug
r'stion f satisfaction in bis toues i
Walter mmterwl a curse.
"Kept ir to yourself michy close,
didn't you?" he affirmed rather thap
Interrogated. "Oh. I was on to you the
minute I saw you!" Walter sp ke with
fCTiie relaxation of Ids atrgrieed man
iiir. for it was a relief to cast off dis-gni-e
in the presem-e of this fellow.
"P.ut this Mr. Audrew tell me. 1'arker,
v bo is he. anyhow? What's his littl?
The anticiation of information from
this source was not to be realized.
"I have been with Mr. Andrew for
fsnnic time, sir." he said with an In
crotived precision of utterance and a
reversion to his customary "sir." "1
never ask questions. I simply obey
"He's got to show me." Walter
Ftormed. "that's all. II e'x got to show
tro what this gnmo is about or "I'll
.... .', i
?' it- . .. ' .
Walter's era r foiiwl in astohib-1
irent the fiur of the servant vas' it
vent noiselessly out of the room, aud
i . c
H. K. Fly eampany.
not until It had vanished into the bah
did he observe another form which
was standing motionless just within
the doorway that of Andrew himself.
There was a dead silence while the
Master Mind walked slowly forward
until he stood close, face to face with
his tool. Though he wore a livery, n
befitted his pretended place in the
household, there was nothing of the
servile in the clear cut face and the
erect luxiy as his keen gray eyes re
garded speculatively the disconcerted
youth before him. His tone was mild
when he spoke, but he ran in it an un
dertone of menace.
"You won't continue?"
Walter had recourse to bluster.
"No, 1 won't T he declared gruffly.
"You heard me say it the first time,
"Very well, then." Andrew vouch
safed, still in that voice of ominous
calm. "I suppose that I must notify
the Pinkertons so that yon may return
to your former eon lition the condition
in which I found you. Khali I?"
The. young man labored to preserve
an undaunted demeanor.
"At least." he vouchsafed sulkily. "1
should know where I was."
"Oh. there conld le no doubt as to
that," Audrew conceded with a grim
smile. "And you would know your
destination also for a certainty Sins
Andrew wasted no time in pleadinc
Instead, he went to the telephone at
one end of the long library table and
sroke into the transmitter:
"Hello! Give me UK) Rector."
The voice of Walter sounded swiftly.
"Pay. what's that number?"
The Muster Mind turned from the
telephone in leisurely fashion and re
garded the young man with cold dis
dain, ne placed a hand over the trans
mitter and replied with significant
brevity, though quite without eniphr.
is: "The rinkertons."
"Wait. Andrew; wait!" T7alter cried
desperately. "111 stick," he said
Andrew put down the instrument and
once again faed Walter. Now, his
face was menacing. "Hereafter, please
rememler, Diamond, the next time 1
have occasion to call you Iiamond
Willie a Plnkerton will tap you on the
Under the taunt the fickle mood of
the youth flared in a new gut of rae.
"Say." he cried Ticiously. "who the
are j'on. anyhow?"
Instantly the Master Mind assumed
the respectful demeanor of the faith
ful family retainer.
Why. sir." he said gently. "I'm your
confidential man and valet and butler,
you know. sir. Why, Master Walter,
I have served your father for many
This reference diverted the victim's
attention again to the general subject
of his grievance over enforced iguo
ra in v.
"Father, bun!" he exclaimed. wiMi a
Jeering laugh. "Pay, when am I go
ing to meet these fuke parents and
this sister of mine? Why shouldn't I
be curious. I'd like to know? Auswei
me that. You've leen drumming them
Into me all this time."
"On your table, Walter, you will find
a lnouioriinilum containing the Instruc
tions you are to follow when Mr.
Wainwright comes." was the reply.
"Oh, that!" sneered Walter. "I've
been over it already a dozen times to
day for want of anything better tc
do In this dead and alive bouse of
mine not! Hut what's the use of it's
Wainwright ain't coming."
"He will come," was the unperturb
ed answer. . "He thinks yon" saved his
life last night from the attack of some
felou he had sent up the river."
"Well, supinme he does. That doesn't
prove that he'll conie here."
The Master Mind smiled coldly.
"Of course," he admitted, "you could
hardly le expected to understand. Hut
he U a gentleman, Walter, and he will
therefore come to thank you."
' The thief flushed hotly under the un
veHed insult of the words, but he
fhowd no disposition to resent it.
' How can he?" be persisted. "Ac
cofdiug to your instructions. 1 bent it
Tight' after the shooting. Wainwright
hardly got a glimpse of me. much les
of my name and address, I'm thinking."
7'I attended to that." Andrew an
Walter voiced apprehension in anoth
"That fellow ain't no rummy," he ol
jected querulously. "Say. if I'd ever
known the game was against Wain
wright I wouldn't have come in. The
I'inkertons would be just as safe, be
lieve me. Whenever he went after a
man he got him. They say lie even got
the igoods on the Master Mind some
how nnd has him buffaloed. Anyhow
the Master Mind went out of business
and hasn't been heard of for years.
And you must know what he was.
There wasn't anything he couldn't pull
off till Wainwright came along."
"Yes. I've heard of him." Andrew
Walter went on. speaking with en
thusiasm. "Why, that fellow was the cleverest
this eouutry ever produced." he declar
ed, with sincere admiration iu his
voice. "I tell you he only touched the
high siKits banks, corporations, the
classiest things going. The men that
worked for him even nver g"t their
lamps on him. and the bulls never bad
nothing on him. And then Wainwright
got after him and threw a scare into
him so be up and got cold feet ami
quit. So what chance you got? Ilt-h !"
"That question need not concern you
in the least, Walter. It is sufficient
for you that 1 have guaranteed your
safety." He paused as I'arkor ap
peared in the doorway waiting for his
"Mr. and Mrs. mount have arrived,
sir," Parker explained. "They ate in
the drawing room, sir."
"Tell them that I shall see them at
once," Andrew directed. "Let Pie
know instantly when Miss Hiount ar
rives." He nodded dismissal to the
servant aud turned airnin to the fuming
young man opposite him. His voice
sounded in sharp comniriiid. "You. Wal
ter, will go to your room at once and
study the memorandum until I send
for you to meet your parents."
As he passed into the drawing room
Ardrew cast one swift glance toward
a small tabic on the far silo of the
room and noted with an almost imper
ceptible smile a tiny shimmer of blue
light that shone from the solitaire dia
mond placed there in readiness for the
touiing of his guests. The husbaud
CV T" it"
V '.".. r, ; A Ji
"Vou won't continue?''
was a lar,;e man. of ilclIihiIc form anl
a strong, rough, rugd f.i -e. redly
Mn nod by outdoor airs, the tint more
florid from good cheer. His expression
was kindly, after a rude fashion of its
own. and with a pervasive suggestion
of force, under which the latent weak
ness was with difficulty discernible.
The woman, Lowevcr, was less com
plex, tall and handsome in a flamboy
ant way, with no trace whatsoever of
intellectuality or spiritual development,
merely an easy going, pleasr.ro loving
creature, untroubled by scruples of con
science. Iloth betrayed an acute anx
iety in this moment of meeting with
the Master Mind, though neither had
any suspicion as to bis identity, siuce
they knew him only as Mr. Andrew.
(To Be Continued.)
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ALVO NEWS ITEMS
Noel Foreman spent the Fourth in
Operator Cash is visiting his home
folks in Texas.
Sheriff Quinton was in Alvo on
George Kamm was in rkittsmouth
on business Thursday.
James Foreman spent the Fourth
with friends in Omaha.
J. A. Shaffer visited over Sunday
with his son, Castle, at Lincoln.
Miss Gladys Applemnn returned
from Lincoln on No. 14 Wednesday.
Mrs. A. N. Myers and children iver.t
to Cereso Wednesday to visit with
Miss Marie Appleman visited with
ftiends in Lincoln from Saturday un
Miss Elsie Stout and Miss Laura
Ililderbrant were Lincoln visitor?
Frank Yoss of St. Joseph, Mo.,
visited over Sunday with his aunt.
Mrs. Ilina Kitzel.
Glenn Kennedy of Lincoln visited
from Saturday till Monday at the L.
D. Appleman home.
Mr. and Mrs. Orris Foreman of
Valparaiso visited over Sunday, June
27th, with Grandma Foreman.
Born July 1, lPlo, to Mr. and Mrs.
Autrust Klemme, a daughter ; also to
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Coon, a son.
Mrs. Grace Thurason and daugh
ter left Tuesday evening for a visit
with relatives at University Place.
Mr. and Mrs. Knisely and children
visited from Sunday until Thursday
with Dr. and Mrs. L. Muir and chil
dren. Miss Anna Thurason of University
Place and Miss Ethel Ma gee visited
last week at the G. P. f oreman
Mrs. N. Knott anJ son, Irvin. visit
ed from Saturday until Tuesday with
her daughter, Mrs. Dan Manners, ir.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Skiies and Miss
Pcail Kecfer spent several days this-
week in University Place with tho
former's daughter, Mrs-. Clara Prouty.
Charles F. Rosenow attended the
state netinjr of the rural carriers on
July ), which was held in Lincoln.
His wife and children spent the day
George P. Foreman, jr and fam
ily have moved to Valparaiso. Neb.,
to make their home, he having left
Tuesday morning and Mrs. Foreman
and little daughter left Wednesday
morning. Here's wishing tnern suc
cess. Mrs. Rhoda Curtis and daughter.
Mrs. Sally Waldschagger, and three
little sorts, of Hannibal, Mo., came in
last Thursday to visit the former's
brother, Rev. E. L. Uptcgrove ami
family. They with Mr. and Mrs. Upte
grove and son, William, spent Monday
Mrs. W. Edward Evans died at Dr.
Everett's sanitarium at Lincoln at
:;"!0 p. m., June "8, from heart
trouble, which she was not strong
enough to combat after the birth of
her daughter on the previous Tues
day. At her bedside when she passed
away were her husband, W. E. Evans;
her mother, Mrs. J. V. Pringle, and
brothers, Ralph and Wayne Pringle.
and other relatives. Brief services
were held at Lincoln, which a number
of Alvo friends attended on Tuesday
afternoon, and the remains were
tr.ken to Red Oak, Iowa, Tuesday eve
ning for burial, accompanied by the
husband, mother, brothers and Miss
E. Poleno, who cared for the infant
daughter. Funeral services were held
at the home of her mother, Mrs. J. V.
Prirgle, and were conduced by Rev.
William Murchie of the United
Presbyterian church, of which de
ceased was a member. He was assist
ed by' Rev. Royal J. Montgomery of
the Conprepational church. The rela
tives and friends who acted as pall
bearers were: Ralph Prinsrle, Wayne
Pringle, L. 8. Dahlman, L. W. Ma
loney, William E. Casey and Dale S.
Boyles, and burial was made in Red
Gladys Pringle was born in Clayton,
111., September 14, 1SS5. When a
little child her parents, Rev. nnd Mrs.
J. V. Pringle. moved to Clarinda.
Iowa, and in 1801 to Red Oak, where
she prew to womanhood, havinp at
tended the Red Oak schools. She was
married October 21, 108. to W. Ed
ward Evans and they made their
home at Red Oak until two years ago,
when they came to Alvo, where Mr.
Evans is engaged in the mercantile
business. Mrs. Evans leaves to mourn
bcr loss, her husband, little daughter,
Dorothy Gail, her mother, Mrs. J. V.
Pringle of Red Oak, Iowa, sister, Mrs.
L. S. Dahlman, of Ardmore, Okla., !
! brothers, Ralph Pringle, of Red Oak.!
Iowa, and Wayne Pringle, of Aurora, i
111., all of whom, with their families,
attended the funeral. Others in at
tendance were: Miss Beddick of
Omaha. Mrs. Mary Archer of Elliott,
Iowa; Mrs. Sol Cordsman of Gris
wold. Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam E. Casey and Mr. and Mrs. Dale
S. Boyles of this place. There were population of Dodge" and the country
many beautiful floral offerings from j Fid turned out last night to give Joe
her host of friends at Alvo, Lincoln . St ecber, world's champion heavy
arid Red Oak. The bereaved husband weight wrestler, a royal welcome
and mother have the sincere Fvm-1 home- Not on!' did they extend the
pathy of all in their hour of sorrow,
Eliza Dall-Foreman, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Dall, was born
near Quebec, Canada, December 30,
1830, and died at her home in Alvo,
Neb.. June 2D, liUo, aged 84 years.
In 1833 her parents moved to Colum
bus, Ohio, where she made her home
for twenty-two years. She was united
in marriage to G. VV. Foreman in
18"0, and to this union were born
six of whom survive
her. In 18o4 Mr. and Mrs. Foreman
and family moved to Morris, 111., re -
i.linrr therp until 18C0. when thev
moved to Mahashix, Iowa. In 1883 j
Mr. Foreman died and Mrs. Foreman
came to Alvo, Ntb.. where she has 1
irice made her home with her chil
dren. She had been in good health
until the last few years, when she he
Tan to fail considerably At her bed
side when death came were her
-laughter, Mrs. Agnes Silverstrand, t
ind sons, George P., Armeus J. and
Tames H. At her request the funeral
was held on the lawn at the home o:
her eldest son. George P. Foreman,
'he services being conducted by Rev.
M. Allen Keithe of the M. E. church.
The remains were laid to rest in the
Alvo cemetery. The surviving chil
iren are: George P. Foreman of
Vivo. A. J. Foreman of Raymond, Mrs.
vrvilla Linch of University Place,
Mrs. Maggie Linch of University
TIaee, J. H. Foreman of Alvo, Mrs.
gnes Silverstrand of Ilullett, Wyo,
vho with their families were present
it the funeral. A large concourse of
"riends attended the funeral to pay
heir last respects to one who always
'tad a word of cheer for all. The be
eaved families have the sympathy
f a host of friends.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank those who so
kindly assisted us during the sickness
nd burial of our beloved mother, and
or the many beautiful flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Fore
man and family, Alvo; Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Foreman and fam
ily, Raymond; Mrs. W. A.
Linch and children, University
Pine; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Linch
and family, University Place;
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Foreman
and family, Alvo; Mr. and Mrs.
Silverstrand, Ilullett, Wyo.
Miss Eva Sot ick spent the Fourth
W. F. Hoye spent a few days last
week visiting friends.
Charles Schafer spent tho Fourth
in Lincoln and Omaha.
W. O. Gillespie was a business
visitor in Lincoln Tuesday.
Mr. and M rs. G. G. Williamson' and
Fern were Syracuse visitors Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Guthmar.n and
,;ons were Plattsmouth visitors a few
days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snider and
sen, Earl, returned last week from
Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
Miss E. V. Everett has finished her
course in the L. B. college and is now
in Muller & Paine's in Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. Hitchcock of liavelock
spent the Fourth with the latter's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Neitzel.
lien Billings of Bassett, Nebraska,
has been visiting his cousins, Mr. and
Mrs. W. 0. Gillicpie, this week.
Don't Hide Them With a Veil; Remove
Them With the Othine
This prescription for the removal of
freckles was written by a prominent
physician and is usually so successful
in removing freckles and giving a
clear, beautiful complexion that it is
sold by druggists under guarantee to
refund the money if it fails.
Don't hide your freckles under a
veil; get an ounce of othine and re
move them. Even the first few ap
plications should show a wonderful
improvement, some of the lighter
freckles vanishing entirety.
Be sure to ask the druggist for the
double strength othine; it is this that
is sold on the money-back guarantee.
DODGE WELCOMS STECHEK
Whole Countryside Turns Out to Greet
Young Wrestling Champion.
Dodge, Neb.. July 8. The entire
j " f o- but, in addition, the people
i . w i. a T juonii iii.u diuvc a . &
child, presented hini with a $3.0'to dia
mond studded belt. The jeweled tro
phy has not yet been made, but it
was pledged to the ( Lampion.
Following the reception at the opera
l ouse, a banfpiet was spread, nearly
5o(, Pathering at the feast.
Steelier was called upon for a speech
and responded in a few words. telMng
the people how he appreciated t their
friendship and the reception, assuring
jthem that he would do his best to re-
jtain the championship won at Omaha,
end addinrr that he honed that they
; vould always fel as proud of him as
. npon this occasion.
j It is an open secret that before the
! Powers of summer cease to bloom.
Steelier will lead a bride to the altar.
The yonne woman is Miss Frances
j Fillers of Scrihner. The young peo
ple have be'n engaged for some time.
TERRIFIC WIND AND
HAIL IN THE WEST
Callaway Hit by Hurricane That
Wrecks Several Buildings.
Callaway. Neb.. July 8. A terrific
i wino, nan ami rain storm passed over
this locality, doing much damage
within its path. A strip of country
west of here fifteen miles wide and
thirty miles in length Nas completely
hailed out. the wheat and rye crops,
which were almost ready to harvest,
being a total loss.
In Callaway the top of the Masonic
temple was blown down. A corner
Moran building was blown
Small buildings were blown to
! pieces and hundreds of trees uprooted
and broken off.
At the J. H. Farrell home, in the
prove south of town, nine large co
t on wood trees were blown across the
house, orushlnc it.
It was the worst storm this locality
has experienced in twenty years, but
it prood to le a straight wind and
no loss of life or personal injury has
STORM DESTROYS CROPS
Large Area In Lincoln County Devas
tated by Hail and Wind.
North Platte, Neb.. July S. Hail de
stroyed over 2.b00 acres of the finest
Ftnall crops ever grown in the Jack
Morrow Klats district, twelve miles
south of here. The storm was six
miles wide and is reported east as far
Amortg the farmers who report
heavy losses are Dick Empie, A. H.
I.eavitt. J. T. Lloyd. William Kelso.
Elias IJoyd. W. Ilaase, Robert Patv r
Fon. Guy Edis. Sam F.lagdon, Gus
Granting and Jess Highherger.
The loss may reach a hundred
thousand dollars. A hailstone Mas
picked up at the J. II. Edmiston farm
which measured nine inc hes in lr-
cuniferene. An automobile that was
in that district during the storm a"
rived here with its metal parts partly
dented by the hail.
Jack Morrow Fiats is the richest
farming district in the county. Fields
of grain which were three feet tall
now looks as if nothing had ever been
Government Land In Nebraska Scarce.
Omaha. July S. The Burlington land
department has received government
data on what was done during the
year. July 1. 1013. to July 1. 1914. in
the way of filins: upon and settling
the public land in Nebraska.
For years practically all the govern
ment land in Nebraska has been In
the sandhill country. July l.'lfM?
4iZ.00 acres of this land was sub
ject to homestead entry. July 1. Iftl4.
the quantity had decreased to 27f.!fi2
nrres. However, it is believed thaf
at this time a greater portion of this
land has been filed upon and that in
the state there ate only isolated tracts
that are vacant.
No Word Comes From Westerfield.
Omaha. July 8. "I feel more dis
count crd." was a statement made by
Mrs. Kllery IT. Westerficld. wife of
tbo former treasurer of piirdop. whose
disappearance at a time he was ex
pected to turn over the funds of the
Ullage, has aroused considerable in
terert. Mrs. Westerfield added that
fpc does not know of her husband's
present whereabouts, nor does she
know when he will return. Friends of
the family have offered thdr services
to locate the missing Dundee man.
Surgeon McDowell Exonerated.
Annapolis, July 8. Surgeon Rath
McDowell. United States navy, was
exonerated of any complicity in the
sending or navai academy exanr.na
tion papers to Midshipman James K.
Moss before the court of inquiry in
vestigating the "cribbing scandal" at
Twelve Picnickers Tie In Wreck.'--:
Toronto. July . Twelve persons
were killed and forty were injured,
some seriously, in the derailment of a
trolley car near Queenstown. Ont. The
victims were members of. a Toron:p
Sunday pchool and had gone on a pic
nic to Niagara Falls. 1
NEW LAW GOES
Warehouse id Covers Storage
of All Properly but Grain.
BEAVY BONDS ARE PROVIDED,
Health Official Would Compel Vacci
v nation of All Children In Lincoln
Schosls Colonel Kaley Returns
After Visit to the North.
Lincoln, July 8 Senate file 11".
passed by tiie las? legislature and in
tended to cover listing and taxim all
poods, wares and merchandise held in
Elorage. went into effect today.
The attention of those conducting
warehouses is called to the proUsions
o! the act by Secretary Muniford, who
has had seeral inquiries. The t. w
act provides lor bond in sufficient
amount to cover the value of all gooda
held in storage at any one time and
"An5' person, firm or corporal !ou
who shall transact a warehouse busi
ness for the storing of property, other
thau grain, for a compensation, with
out first. giving a bond and securing a
license, or who shall continue to trans-f-t
such business after stu-h licence
l:as been revoked or such bond may
have become void or found insufficient
for the penal sum In which It is exe
cuted (sae only that he may be per
mitted to deliver property previously
stored in Ftich warehouse i shall b
guilty of a misdemeanor and upon con
viction thereof may be fined in any
cum not more than $10'T."
Call For Dry Convention Out.
Following is a call for a "Nebraska
dry" convention sent out from her:
"The people of Nebraska are hereby
requested to choose delegates from tho
commercial, civic, social, moral atid
other organizations of the state, inter
ested in and in favor of constitutional
prohibition of the liquor traffic .'or
beveraae purposes regardless of polit
ical affiliations, to assemble In con
vention in the city of Lincoln, on S-;t.
and 3", 1 !1 5. lor the purpose of or
ganizing. planning nnd devising ways
nnd means for the adoption of consti
tutional prohibition of the liquor traf
fic for beverage purposes, to be vo!-d
on in the form of an initiative amend
ment et the (lection in November,
Kaley Returns From Canada.
Colonel C. W. Kaley of Bed Cloud,
many years ago a niendxT of the Ne
braska legislature, was at llnp srffip
house, having just returned from a
trip to Canada. He says everything
up there- is war. Several plpces be
visited were mobilizal ion points, and
from .".0iMi to fi.'iOo men were drilling
and getting ready for tbe call if it
Would Compel Vaccination.
All school children in Lincoln must
be vaccinated if Dr. C. V. Chapman,
head of the Litco'n health department,
who is preparing an ordinance for the
city council, has his way. The ordi
nance is certain to bring on a bitter
fight. Seven or eight cases of small
pox have recently developed about the
F. VV. BROWN IS DEAD
Postmaster of Capital City Expires
Afer Illness of Few Weeks.
Lincoln. July 8. Frank W. P.rown.
postmaster of Lincoln, died at his
home here after an illness of a few
weeks. He was major of Lincoln for
two terms and was a candidate lor
congress on the Democratic ticket.
During his service as mayo h
signed the dollar gas ordinance and
the sixfor-a-quarter street car fare
ordinance. He was appointed post
master about six months aeo.
Sand Train In Ditch.
Fairbury. Neb.. July S A P.O'k Isl
and wo-ktrain was derailed between
Harhine and F'lis and five cars of
sand left the rails and turned over.
During the last two weks four differ
ent freizht trains have been wrecked
nt this point and roadway officials as
sert it is due to soft, tracks. (r".a
scaped uninjured, but traffic was tbd
Rains Carnage Small Gral".
Omaha. July R. A we-U aco tb
Vfpklj- report of the Northwestern
road indicated that the crop situation
In the north half of Nebraska va?
never better. The report for fhi
week is less favorable, opinions gath
ered from station acents being tlit
heavy rains have damaged the small
grain and held the corn back.
Funeral of Judge Smith.
Fremont. Neb., July 8 The funeral
f .Tiidce James G. Smith, tho pioT"nr
Fremont settler, who died nt I.os An
geles a week ago. was bd at tl.p
First Congregational church here. K?v.
W. II. Buss officiated.
Two Store Buried at C--tlard.
Cortlatid. Neb.. Juiy 3. -Fire d
Btroyed F.ertz - Mehan general
store ami the hnMwarp store of A.
Compton. entailing a loia or about
R. S. Hcrton Named Public Defender.
Omaha. July R H. Honor., well
known among the le?al Tia e nity. ha
been naned by Gov. rtior Morebead aa
public defender for Un city.
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