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PARAGRAPHS THAT PERTAIN TO
IRE SHORT BUT INTERESTING
Brief Mention of What Is Transpiring
In Various Sections of Our Own
and Foreign Countries.
Forty-four women are applicants
- for places as street cleaning inspec
tors in Philadelphia.
Belgium became tlje twentieth na
tion to accept the offer of Secretary
Bryan's peace plan and to ask. for the
Wage increases for employes of
Atlantic coast are likely to be rec
ommended within a short time by
William Waldorf Astor has just
added the London Morning Post to his
string of newspapers, the Observer
and the Pall Mall Gazette, paying
$1,250,000 for the last venture.
The South Dakota National Guard,
600 strong, will go into camp at Fort
Meade, and go through maneuvers
with the Twelfth calvery at the post
for eight days.
Pitcher Rice Williams was sold by
the Great Falls Union association
team to the St. Louis Nationals for
delivery September 14. The announc
ed price was $2,500.
President Wilson has approved the
recommendation of Secretary Daniels
that no applications for retirement of
naval officers be favorably acted upon
unless such officers had had twenty
State Senator Smith of West Vir
ginia was convicted of bribery in con
nection with accepting $2,200 to vote
for Colonel William Seymour Edwards
as a candidate for the United States
it is stated tnat tne uavia umar,
who has made such startling disclos
ures to congrss at the senate lobby
Investigations, was formerly a Ne
braska man, known \% Omaha as Da
II. L. Hass, a New York lawyer, re
ported to the police that jewels
valued at between $25,000 and $35,000
had been stolen from his summer
home at Long Beach, N. J., during the
absence of the family.
Official figures, recently compiled,
place the cement production of the
United States last year at 83,351,191
barrels, which is a new high record
and an increase of more than 3,
800,000 barrels in a year.
Leo Barrett, son of William Barrett
of Cambridge, Vt.. aged '5 years has
perfected an invention by which an
engine can take on water without
stopping. It has been approved by
the patent office at Washington.
Officials of the Toledo Museum of
Art have refused to deliver to En
sign Lowry, sent from Annapolis by
Secretary of the Navy Daniels, the
Commodore Perry flag bearing the
inscription, "Don’t give up the ship.”
Witrf the celebation of high ponti
fical mass, the tenth annual conven
tion of the National Cathobcal Educa
tional society was opened at New Or
leans. More than 200 prominent
.Catholic educators attended the ser
The 2-cent passenger rate are now
effective in Missouri on the Chicago
& Alton; the Burlington and the Wa
bash railroads. The Missouri Pacific
and the Rock Island have also made
a 2-cent rate between Kansas City and
An 800-mile ride over the civil war
battlefield in Virginia, Maryland and
Pennsylvania has been completed
after forty-five days spent in the sad
dle, by a party of officers from the
army college headed by Brigadier
According to reports from Wall
street, the Missouri Pacific system’s
May operations added $352,000 to sur
plus account, bringing total earnings
In excess of fixed charges and other
deductions for the eleven months of
the current year up to $1,414,000.
The democratic caucus of the sen
ate finally approved the tariff meas
ure as revised by the finance commit
tee majority and a final meeting of
the caucus will be held when a reso
lution to bind the senators to its sup
port will be presented and adopted.
‘Uncle Ben Wallace, reputed to be
the wealthiest circus man in the
world, forever quit the show business,
when his controlling interest in the
Hagenbeck-Wallace shows was trans
ferred to a newly formed corporation
known as the United States Amuse
A child playfully kicked a package
on one of the streets of Lisbon, Ky.,
and a terrific explosion followed. The
child was blown to pieces and a work
man a hundred yards away was in
jured. All windows for blocks around
On July 4 fifty years ago the gar
rison. city and military works of
Vicksburg were surrendered by Gen
eral John C. Pemberton to General U.
8. Grant. Federal troops marched in
to the confederate “Gilbralter of the
West,” and the stars and stripes once
more floated over the strongest place
on the Mississippi river.
Emma Wagoner, 112 years old, of
Maron county, Ark., walked from her
home to Protem, Mo., which is three
miles distant, and back again. She
made the walk each way in one and
one-half hours and felt no ill effects
from the journey.
The first action by the recently
created Oregon Welfare commission
regarding a minimum wage scale for
women was taken at Portland, when
the commission, after investigating
conditions at a fruit cannery, where
a number of girls bad struck, fixed a
minimum wage of one dollar a day
for all women workers.
Patrick Quinlan, a leader for the
Industrial Workers of the World, was
sentenced to prison for not less than
two or more than seven years and to
pay a fine of $500. He was convicted
recently of inciting riot among 'The
Sins silk mill workers.
A machine for drying whey and con
verting it into powder for fqod has
been invented by a New Yorker.
Cigarets cannot be sold on trains in
Minnesota, according to an opinion
given by the state's attorney gen
In reply to a demand following a
request from Postmaster General Bur
leson. Arthur G. Fisk again refused
to resign as postmaster of San Fran
A Pennsylvania statistician calcu
lates that in the last year 120,000,000
tons of water were pfrmped ont of the
mines of one company in the anthra
According to the alienists, who are
meeting in Chicago, the people of that
city work too hard, dance too hard,
1 think too hard, play too hard and dis
' sipate too hard.
Neatly 0,000 persons weie maroon
j ed on Rockaway beach all night by
j fire which destroyed part of the
! trestle connecting that particular re
sort with Long Island.
Charles R. Reickhoff of Htlmet, Cal..
has touched neither water or any
other liquid than the juice of fruits
for four years. Reickhoff, is the son
of a millionaire living at Orange City.
Arthur 1. Moss, a twenty.two-year
old probationary clerk in the main
postofiice at St. Lopis confessed to
have rifled the mails which passed
through his hands during the last six
Statisticians have just completed
counting the nickels that have been
spent the last year to see the
“movies" shows. The grand total,
said to be the first official count ever
made, is $319,000,000.
The total amount of money in the
United States at the beginning of the
new fiscal year, amounted to $3,718,
379,000, an increase of $12,-456,000 over
a month ago, according to'a state
ment from the treasury.
The special parcej post stamp will
not be issued after the present stock
in the hands of the various offices is
used up and the ordinary postage
stamps will be good for the use on
parcel post packages after July 1.
Twenty-five boys were dropped into
the Merimac river at Lawrence, Mass,
whep a runway leading to one of the
bath houses collasped. Two were
drowned and five others were uncom
scious when taken from the water.
The special arbitration treaties of
the I’nited States with Japan. Swe
den and Portugal, which wculc have
expired by limitation within the next
month, were extended by protocols
signed by Secretary Bryan, the Jap
anese ambassador and the Swedish
and Portugal ministers.
Returns to the war department
thus far shows that 165 students, rep
resenting forty-eight schools and col
leges. have qualified to attend the
military camp of instruction which
opens on Gettysburg battlefield July
7. at the close of the veterans' reun
ion and continues until August 15.
The ice situation at Cincinnati is
very acute. The eity confiscated the
ice companies' plants and operated
them despite the striking drivers, ail
efforts at arbitration between ice
plant owners and drivers having fail
ed. In-retaliation the owners of the
plants sought to enjoin the city from
continuous operation, but the court
allowed matters to stand, the city giv.
ing bond to handle the plants in a
business like manner. In the mean
time the people are suffering.
Australa has 1C,904 miles of rail
The ancieDt city of Smyrna is to
have an electric railway.
Berlin’s street railway is to be
electrified at a cost of $5,000,000.
Prince Ernest, husband of Emperor
i William of Germany’s daughter, has
an income of $1,000,000 a year.
The wife of Premier Zahle of Den
mark is the official stenographer of
the Danish Parliament at $825 a year.
General Antonio Rabaga Has re
signed as military governor of Chi
huahua state. He will go to Mexico
A hansom type of vehicle, which
was once seen in numbers in London,
now occupies a place in a London
The French aviator, Maurice L.
Foulquier, while testing a monoplane
for the first time, fell from a height
of 250 feet and was killed.
By the spring of 1915 Germany will
have widened its Kiel canal 45 feet
and will have constructed two double
locks larger than those of the Pana
Zue Sun Bien, recently appointed
assistant secretary of state of the
new Chinese republic, is thoroughly
Americanized. He graduated last
June from Brown university.
A dispatch from Athens announces
that the Greeks occupy Nigrita, to the
northeast of Satoniki, which they
found burning, the inhabitants hav
ing b?en massacred by the Bulgarians.
India has produced about 2,500,000
tons of sugar annually for the last
Ivondon and several other large cit
ies of England have been suffering of
late from an epidemic cf jewelry and
The expenditure of the money bor
rowed by Mexico in the latter part of
May, about 200,000,000 pesos, is not
going to be at all difficult. Accord
ing to reliable information something
like $56,000,000 in gold already has
been disbursed, and there remains on
hand not more than $24,000,000 in
Berlin’s population is now estimat
ed at 2.091.000, but counting its sub
burbs it claims 4,000,000.
Japan is buying a steadily increas
ing amount of foreign machinery and
engines, the total purchases for 1912
For the first time since 1906 flames
have been observed shooting up from
Mount Vesuvius. Three slight earth
shocks have occurred and the upper
most crater of Vesuvius emitted a
dense column of smoke, which fre
quently showed strong reflections of
flames lower down with an occasion
al eruption of fire.
A violent attack on the cruelties of
the German military system of Justice
was made by serious statements in
parliament at BerliD. It followed the
announcement of some severe sen
tences pronounced by a court martial
FIVE MINUTES’ SILENCE SHOWS
PRESIDENT MAKES ADDRESS
Big Gettysburg Reunion Closed With
a Brief Speech by President
Gettysburg, Pa.—The regular army
paid tribute to the thousands who
sleep under the hills of Gettysburg.
Somewhere down in the heart of the
tented city a bugle sang out in silver
sweet cal' that wandered over the field
where Lee and Meade made history.
The big flags before the headquarters
of General Liggett, flashing in sudden
curves of red, white and niue, glori
ous in the sunshine of a perfect July
day, came slowly half-way down the
shaft. In front of the tent, shoulders
squared, figure trim in summer uni
form of white, face toward the flag,
the general clicked heels together and
Somewhere the guns of the Third
battery burst into staccato salue.
Every officer over the length and
breadth of that wide field, every en
listed man, turned away from the du
ties of the moment, faced the flag,
heels together, heads up and eyes
alight with the sentiment of the hour.
As the last gun of forty-eight sent
the echoes clattering about Seminary
ridge and Round Top there was sol
emn silence, the hush of peace. Old
veterans, who did not realize, per
haps, exactly, what was going on
stood silent under the spell of the
universal feeling that seemed to
sweep the field. Even the clatter of
pots and pans in the mess tents was
hushed and the yells of cooks about
to dish up the midday meal lowered
to whispers. For five minutes the
camp was quiet. Then the bugle
spoke again in notes more joyous. The
silken flag leaped up the staff to its
very pinnacle and the noises that 40.
000 men can make resumed their
sway, the regular army's tribute to
the dead and to the flag of a reunited
nation. That five minutes’ silence
was probably the last formal mark of
the semi-centennial celebration.
Exchange Treaty Ratifications
Washington.—Ratifications of a
new treaty between the United States
and Italy, the first of its kind ever
negotiated by the American govern
ment, were exchanged by Secretary
Bryan and the Italian ambassador.
Under its terms the United States
guarantees that an Italian subject
shall have the same right as a citizen
to sue in its courts for damages on
account of the death of a relative and
Italy gives the same guarantee to
The new convention is a result of
a new decision of the supreme court
of the United States holding that an
alien had no right to bring such a
suit. Similar treaties between the
United States and other countries
probably will follow.
Bullet Glancing Hite Woman.
Kansas City.—A bullet fired by a
negro at George Wern, also a negro,
in the course of a quarrel, struck
Wern on the forehead, glanced from
his skull asd wounded Mrs. Edward
T. Smith, 60 years old, who was pass
ing in a street car. Mrs. Smith was
treated at the city hospital and her
wound pronounced not serious. Wern,
after mopping his brow, went about
his business of celebrating the
Fourth. The negro who fired the shot
Dashes Brain Out.
Chautauqua. N. Y.—Oscar Williams,
aged 40, a steeplejack by trade, was
instantly killed at Mavville, while
performing a “slide for life” hanging
by his teeth to a pulley on a rope ;
stretched from the court house dome
to a tree about 350 feet distant. He
succeeded in making the slide, but i
the buffer of grain sacks proved in- :
adequate and his brains were dashed j
out against the tree.
Mayor Closes Saloons.
Chicago.—Seventeen saloon licenses j
in what formerly was the south Bide
segregated district were revoked by
Mayor Harrison. This was the result
of an announced stroll taken by the
mayor last night through thi$ dis
Frederals Execute General.
Mexico City.—Federal troops exe
cuted General Abrosio Figueroa, who
obtained great prominence in the
southern states during Madero's revo
lution against Diaz.
Trainer Dead From Operation.
Cincinnati, O.—Geroge C‘Doc">
Semmons, physical trainer of the Cin
cinnati National league baseball club,
died here from the effects of the heat.
Two weeks ago he was operated upon
for appendicitis and had just left the
Charged With Murder.
Charles City, la.—Dr. E. E. Birney
of Nora Springs, accuse! of murder,
for whom the officers have been ‘look
ing- for two months, ha& given him
self up and gave bond for $15,000.
Composer a Suicide.
St. Cloud, Minn.—Ludwig Hamm,
aged 32, a German composer, jumped,
from the second story of a hotel here
and was instantly killed. Illness it
is supposed, caused him to become
temporarily deranged. He was prom
inent in musicol circles.
Street Sweepers Qtrikei
Chicago, 111.—The city administra
tion became a strike victim when two
hnndret- street sweepers struck for an
increase from $2 to $2.50 a day. Their
Places have ben all filled.
MEAD’S HEADQUARTERS AT GETTYSBURG
VETERANS HEAR *
Mr. Wilson Delivers Address at
DRAWS LESSON FROM BATTLE
Declares Great Army of the People
Must Fight Peacefully to
Perfect the Nation
Gettysburg, Pa., July 4.—National
day in the semi-centennial celebration
of the Battle of Gettysburg was made
especially notable by an address de
livered by President Woodrow Wilson.
In his audience were nteny thousands
of the veterans who fought In the I
great battle, as well as a great throng |
of other visitors.
The president's address follower
Friends and Fellow Citizens; I need
not tell you what the battle of Gettys
burg meant. These gallant men in
blue and gray sit all about us here.
Many of them met here upon this
ground in grlrt and deadly struggle.
Upon these famous fields and hillsides
their comrades died about them. In j
their presence it were an impertinence
to discourse upon how the battle went,
how it ended, what It signified! But
50 years have gone by since then and
I crave the privilege of speaking to
you for a few minutes of what those
50 years have meant.
What have they meant? They have
meant peace and union and vigor, and
the maturity and might of a great na
tion. How wholesome and healing the
peace has been! We have found one
another again as brothers and com
rades in arms, enemies no longer, gen
erous friends rather, our battles long
past, the quarrel forgotten—except
that we shall not forget the splendid
valor, the manly devotion of the men
then arrayed against one another, now
grasping hands and smiling into each
other’s eyes. How complete the union
has become and how dear to all of us,
how unquestioned, how- benign and
majestic, aB state after state has been
added to this great family of free
men! How- handsome the vigor, the
maturity, the might of the great na
tion we love with undivided hearts;
how full of large and confident prom
ise that a life will be wrought out
that will crown its strength with gra
cious justice and a happy welfare that
will touch all alike with deep content
ment! We are debtors to those 50
crowded years; they have made us
heirs to a mighty heritage.
Nation Not Finished.
But do we deem the nation com
plete and finished? These venerable
men crowding here to this famous
field have set us a great example of
i demotion and utter sacrifice. They
! were willing to die that the people
| might live. But their task is done.
| Their day ie turned into evening. They
I look to us to perfect what they estab
lished. Their work is handed on to
us, to be done In another way but not
in another spirit. Our day is not over;
it is upon us in full tide.
Have affairs paused? Does the
nation stand still? Is it what the 50
years have wrought since those days
of battle finished, rounded out, and
completed? Here is a great people,
great with every force that haB ever
beaten in /the life blood of mankind.
And It is secure. There is no one
within ltB borders, there is no
power among the nations of the earth,
to make it afraid. But has it ‘yet
squared itself with its own great
standards set up at its birth, w'hen it
made that first noble, naive appeal to
the moral judgment of mankind to
take notice that a government had
now at last been established whicn
was to serve men. not masters? It is
secure in every thing except the satis
faction that its life is right, adjusted
to t^e uttermost to the standards of
righteousness and humanity. The
days of sacrifice and cleansing are
not closed. We have harder things
to do than were done in the heroic
days of war, because harder to see
A naval photographer gets many
duckings, and, after a time, takes
them as a matter of course. Being
thrown into the sea isn’t considered
by him at all a serious event. It Is
during battleship practice that he en
counters grave dangers, for much of
the work done at tb^s time is from the
tops of the fighting masts, which are
at an elevation of 120 feet above the
During different practices I have
taken my t “’ In these masts in
clearly, requiring more vision, more
calm balance of judgment, a more
candid searching of the very springs
Tribute to Their Valor.
Look around you upon the field ot
Gettysburg! Picture the array, the
fierce heats and agony of battle, col
umn hurled against column, battery
bellowing to battery! Valor? Yes!
Greater no man shall see in war; and
self-sacrifice, and loss to the utter
most; the high recklessness of exalt
ed devotion which does not count the
cost. We are made by theEe tragic,
epic things to know what it costs to
make a nation—the blood and sacri
fice of multitudes of unknown men
lifted to a great stature in the view
of all generations by knowing no limit
to their manly willingness to serve.
In armies thus marshaled from the
ranks of free men you will see, as it
were, a nation embattled, the leaders
and the led, and may know, if you
will, how little except in form its
action differs in days of peace from
its action in days of war.
May we break camp now and be at
ease? Are the forces that fight for the
Nation dispersed, disbanded, gone to
their homes forgetful of the common
cause? Are our forces disorganized,
without constituted leaders and the
might of men consciously united be
cause we contend, not with armies, but
with principalities and powers and
wickedness in high places. Are we
content to lie still? Does our union
mean sympathy, our peace content
ment, our vigor right action, our ma
turlty self-comprehension and a clear
confidence in choosing what we shall
do? War fitted us for action, and ac
tion never ceases.
Our Laws, the Orders of the Day.
I have been chosen the leader oi j
the Nation. I caiinot justify the choice
by any qualities of my own, but so it
has come about, and here I stand
Whom do I command? The ghostly
hosts who fought upon these battle
fields long ago and are gone? These
gallant gentlemen stricken in years
whose fighting days are over, tbeit
glory won? Wbat are the orders for
them, who rallies them? I have In my
mind another host, whom these set
free of civil strife in order that they
might work out in days of peace and
settled order the life of a great na
tion. That host is the people them
selves, the great and the small, with
out class or difference of kind or
race or origin: and undivided in inter
est. if we have but the vision to guide
and direct them and order their lives
aright in what we do Our constitu
tions are their articles of enlistment.
The orders of the day are the laws
upon our statute books. What we
strive for is their freedom, their right
to lift themselves from day to day and
behold the things they have hoped
for, and so make way for still better
days for those whom they love who
are to come after them. The recruits
are the little children crowding in.
The quartermaster's stores are in the
mines and forests and fields, in the
shops and factories. Every day some
thing must be done to push the cam
paign forward: and it must be done
by plan and with an eye to some great
How shall we hold such thoughts m
our hearts and not be moved? I
would not kave you live even today
wholly in the past, but would wish to
stand with you in the light that
streams upon us now out of that
great day gone by. Here Is the na
tion God has builded by our hands.
What shall we do with it? Who stands
ready to act again and always In the
spirit of this day of reunion and hope
and patriotic fervor? The day of our
country’s life has but broadened into
morning. Do not put uniforms by.
Put the harness of the present on.
Lift your eyes to the great tracts of
life yet to be conquered In the inter
est of righteous peace, of that pros
perity which lies lu a people’s hearts
and outlasts all wars and errors of
men. Come, let us be comrades and
soldiers yet to serve our fellow men
In quiet counsel, where the blare of
trumpets Is neither heard nor heeded
and where the things are done which
make blessed the nations of the world
in peace and righteousness and love.
The New York, New Haven & Hart
ford railroad has 22,716 stockholders,
of whom 1,0,102 are women.
order to get detailed pictures. Once In
these basket-like tops, the question is
how to stick. The gunfire photographs
itself. I suppose you wonder what I
mean, but It Is just this: Every time
the twelve-inch gunB fire, the awful
concussion they cause invariably gives
the snap to the shutter of the camera
and the exposure is made—Saint Nich
The first university In the German
empire was at Prague, Bohemia,
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
The Omaha truant officer says
mothers should be trained, and sug
gests a special school.
The insurance department of the
state has licensed the Bankers’ Life
of Monmouth, 111., to do business in
Fire destroyed the plant of the Au
rora Milling company, containing
much wheat and flour. The loss is
placed at $-15,000.
Judge Charles B. Letton of the su
preme court left last week with Mrs.
Letton for a two months’ tour of Eng
land and Scotland.
High wind and hail caused up
wards of $40,000 damage to crops and
farm buildings in the vicinity ol
Kenesaw and Prosser.
Articles of incorporation of the
Niobrara, Sioux City & Omaha Rail
road company have been tiled with
the secretary of state.
The cornerstone of the new Grace
Lutheran church at West Point has
been laid. The building is of brick
and stone and will cost $15,000.
The body of Alfred Jones, who was
drowned near Beatrice with his little j
son by the capsizing of a boat, has
been recovered from the Blue river
by the use of dynamite.
The Bradshaw Monitor, owned and
edited by L. D. Beltzer. has been leas-1
ed to R. O. Allen of York, who has
laken possession and will be its edi
tor and publisher hereafter.
Nance county has been visited with
showers that have practically cov
ered the territory. Rain fpll to the
extent of 1.10 inches. Corn never
looked better in that vicinity.
Of all cities in the United States,
Lincoln had the highest percentage
of gain made in building operations
during the month of April, according
to recently compiled statistics.
me assessment doors or siamon
county have been closed for the year
J913 and the abstract of assessment
completed. The total gain over last
year's assessment amounts to $19,275.
It cost the state $89 to bring
James W. Griffith, sr., from Valen
tine to the penitentiary after the su
preme court had decided that he
must serve one year in the peniten
Cupid was a busy little chap dur
ing June just ended in Douglas coun
ty, there being 32.3 piarriage licenses
issued, the largest number ever
known for a single month at the «ourt
the first petition calling for settle
ment of the university location prob
lem by a vote of the people was filed
with the secretary of state recently.
It was sent in from Sutton and con
tained twenty names.
Lieut. W. E. Sanford of Lincoln
has been authorized to organize a
company of the national guard to be
stationed in Lincoln. Colonel C. A.
Lord, formerly of the university ca
dets, will assist him.
The raising of the second fund of
$100,090 for the permanent endow
ment of Hastings college was cele
brated with a banquet given by the
advisory board at the. Presbyterian
church of Hastings.
Readjustment of the basis of tax
ation to a higher scale in this state, is
one of the tax reforms suggested to
the state tax commission in a letter
received from County Auditor George
Anthes of Douglas county.
The swine exhibits aP the state
fair this fall will break all records,
according to present indications. Su
perintendent E. S. Russell reports
that two-thirds of the swine pens
have already been reserved.
John S. Craig, one of the early
pioneers of Colfax county, dropped
dead at his home as a result of heart
failure. He homesteaded in Colfax
county in 1869 and held the office of
county commissioner for six years.
Legality of the law giving the state
power to assess fire insurance com
panies three-eights of one per cent on
their net Nebraska business for pur- !
poses of maintaining the state fire
commission, may be tested in the
Work is being actively pushed by
the state board of agriculture in an
effort to complete Agricultural and
Horticultural hall before the date set
for the fair. Electric lights are being
provided so that the contractors may
wse night and day shifts.
James W. Shearer, a veteran of the i
civil war and for many years cashier
of the West Point National bank, has
gone to Gettysburg to attend the fif
tieth anniversary of that battle. He
is the only survivor from West Point
who will attend and is accompanied
by John Heine of Hooper.
New rates between Omaha. Lincoln
and Fremont to Denman. Myers and j
Newmarcb, new towns on the I'nion
Pacific's Gibbon extension, have
been authorized by the railway com
mission. The rates are both class
and commodity rates.
Secretary Marshall of the state hor
ticultural society has estimated that
the apple yield from sprayed or
chards in Nebraska at 1,500 cars. In
eastern Nebraska the crop will be
about 125 per cent as compared with
the normal, while in the northeast
and southeast sections he fixes the
estimate at 100 per cent.
Ten counties which have filed as
sessed values with the state board of
assessment have shown an increase
of nearly half a million dollars. Boyd
and Gosper counties, the last to re
port, show a combined increase oi
$114,000 in the value of taxable
John G. Maher, Blake Maher, J. J
Leddwlth, M. C. Shurtleff and A. M.
Morrissey have banded together for
the organization of an old line acci
dent insurance company. They will
enter the insurance field just as soon
as they have completed the loop of
formalities required by the state law.
Attorneys W. . Moran, John C.
Watson, O. G. Leidigh and Paul Top
ping of Nebraska City went to Platts
mouth and interviewed Judge H. D.
Travis, asking for an election for the
city of Nebraska City for the recall
of Mayor Hustor.. The request was
Eugene H. Grubb, the “potato
king." assisted by experts from Ger
many. France, England and America,
will make extensive tests at Alliance
and Mitchell, in order to find out the
cause of the germ disease which is
said to bo prevalent in the western
FORM NEW COMM
ARTICLES READY FOR FILING TO
PROVIDE LIABILITY PAYMENTS.
UNDER NEW WORKMEN’S ACT '
Mutual Insurance for Employers Is
Provided by Associations—Ex
acting Cash From Tennessee.
Lincoln, Neb.—A mutual insurance
company to work under the new state
Jaw in connection with the work
men's compensation act is being or
ganized, with John W. Towle of
Omaha, president; Herbert E. Gooch
of Lincoln, vice president, and Frank
I. Ringer, secretary-treasurer.
The articles of incorporation have
not been tiled with the state, but it is
understood that the auditor has ap
proved the form in which they will «
be drawn. The law specifies that to
form such an association there must
be not less tiutn twenty employers
with an aggregate of 5,000 employes.
Members of the association already
enrolled are: .1. W. Towle, F. El
Sanbourn. F. I. Ellick. G. \V. Sumner,
F. S. Knapp, EL G. Kelley, Thomas A.
Adams, L. A. Kinney, J. W. Stein
hart, C. I. A lie:-, Frank Hammond, C.
I). Marr, H. E. Gooch, \V. C. Shinn and
To provide ■ mutual insurance for
employers under the workmen’s com
pensation act is the purpose of the
Tennessee Must Pay.
Treasurer Walter George will re
quire the state of Tennesesee to pay
not less than $200,000 of the $028,000
bonds held by the state against that
state. He will be willing to take new
bonds at 5 per cent for the balance.
“I could use the whole amount,”
said Treasurer George, “and buy Ne
braska school bonds at 4 or 5% per
cent, but I consider the Tennessee
bonds perfectly good and at 5 per
cent will be a good investment for
Dos Not Accept Law.
The Anheuser-Busch Brewing com
pany of Omaha has written a letter
to Auditor W. B. Howard in which it
states it has posted notices in its
business places that it elects not to
come under the workings of the
workman's compensation act of 1913.
Walker’s Case Comes Up.
The Case of John Walker, the Indiai
who has been serving time for mur
der in the state penitentiary and whc
will seek to be released under habeas
corpus proceedings, will come up be
fore the supreme court. Walker has
served enough of his time so that by
the usual good time allowance he
would be entitled to go free. For
some reason the authorities do not
wan> to release him and he hopes to
secure his freedom through the su
Two more counties have reported
their assessments to Secretary Sey
mour of the State Board of Assess
ment. Valley county is assessed this
year at $3,641,053 and last year at
$3,583,027, a gain this year of $58,026.
Wayne county makes a very substan
tial increase this year of $131,925, her
assessment last year being $5,570,397
and this year $5,702,320.
Wants Bible Courses in Schools.
Lincoln, Neb.—Shall Nebraska high
schools, as in North Dakota, provide
optional biblical courses upon which
credits shall be given by the state
university and denominational col
leges? This question was discussed
at the meeting of the department of
education of the Nebraska Church
federation. There were present rep
resentative# of five denominations
Among the committeemen were, State
Superintendent James E. Delzell, Rev.
Dean R. Leland, L. C. Oberiies, Rev.
J. D. Collins. Rev. N. A. Martin and
Rev. T. P. Wigton of Lincoln, Rev.
Ralph II. Houseman of Omaha, Rev.
S. H. Buell of Grand Island, and Rev.
J. W. Cowan and Prof. A. G. Heyhoe
of Crote. Other questions discussed
were: The standardization of the re
ligious educational work of the state;
the co-operation of denominational
colleges of Nebraska in training stu
dents for more practical leadership in
the local church, when once they re
turn; the improvement of the reli
gious-educational atmosphere of the
home, and the holding in the summer
af 1914. at the state agricultural
Sthool, a school on rural problems, for
ministers and laymen.
Counties Show Higher Values.
Lincoln. Neb.—Stanton, Wayne, Val
ley, Wheeler, Adams and Dawson
counties reported to the state board
of assessment with property lists
showing tax valuations for the pres
ent year. The increase in the. hall
dozen counties in $288,463. WTith the
other nineteen counties, which have
reported the upward climb of the 1913
figures, has been $1,277,863 over the ■
Insurance Law May Not be Attacked.
Lincoln. Neb.—If present insurance
deputy, Charles Clancy, is elevated to
the head of the insurance commission,
it is said there will be no attack on
the big code insurance law. If he is
not, it is alleged the combined
strength of several big companies will
be directed against the comprehensive
statute and its validity will be a mat
ter for the courts to determine. Such
is the status of the companies’ atti
tude on the Ml, according to authorita
tive information brought to two mem
bers of the commission.
New Corporations Formed.
Lincoln. - The Bewsher company Is
the name of a new corporation doing
business in Omaha which has filed
articles of in corporation with the sec
retary of state. The capital stock is
placed at $50,000 and the incorpora
tors are. A. H. Bewsher, E. J. Clizbe
and E. M. Martin. The company will
do a gene; a 1 business in buying and
seling -grain. The interstate Live
Stock Fair association with a capital
stock of $5,000 and headquarters at
Cambridge has also filed articles of
Incorporation with the secretary.
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