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STBOTHER 4r STOCKWELL, Pubs.
COLUMBUS, I I NEBRASKA.
WORLD GROWING BETTER.
Every Issue of a newspaper whlcL
tries to record the most important
events of the day seems to be on its
face an indictment of the human rare
and modern civilization. Stories of
greed, oppression, wrongs and crime
often take up most of the rpace in its
columns. The effect upon the reader
Is sometimes to make him think, for
the moment at least, that the world
Is growing more hard and cruel, and
that society, as it Is constituted. Is a
failure. But such a view is all wrong,
and the thoughtful reader soon real
Ires It The world Is growing better
all the time, and humanity Is steadily
advancing from one plane of life to
another. The reason there seems
more wickedness Is that the people of
the earth are in closer communication
with one another than they were only
a few years ago, sayB the Cleveland
Leader. Crimes which once remained
unknown to all hut a comparatively
few are now revealed to the entire
civilized world, that it may know the
sort of men it must suppress, the ex
tent of the harm they inflict and the
manner in which they are dealt with.
Wrongs which once flourished be
cause they were hidden are now
dragged into the light of day and ex
posed in all their meanness in the
pages of the newspapers. Modern
civilization, through its most power
ful agency for progress, the public
press, lays bare the hitherto hidden
wounds inflicted upon society, that
they may be cured and their repeti
tion prevented. No, the world is not
growing worse. There is less of pov
erty, crime and suffering than ex
isted only a few years ago. Life is
easier, more proiitable and more full
of joy. The man with the shovel gets
more out of it than did the man with
the two-banded sword in his castle, a
brief remove back in the life of the
Exchanging professors with Ameri
can institutions of learning is an in
creasing practise among- educators
abroad. For several years the inter
change has been going on between
this country and Germany, and some
of the ablest of our teachers have
served In Berlin and elsewhere, while
German professors have done similar !
work in American universities and i uelf:n" w,n ,,e ,IU,d '" V.'asliinston. twccii federal troops and revolution
colleges, says the Troy Times. Now a J?' r Al,r" 2Sf J? M"" ""J' "",,Pr '?,S " MeJt!?1 f '" "
prominent business man of Copen-1 of Motlien,; " , IllInIsll.r of foreiKn relations.
hagen has given $100,000 to the Scan-, The nieasure locating the perma-i At Springfield. Mo.. Alonzo Bryant.
dmavian-American Society to pro-; nent capital of Oklahoma at Oklaho-ji;:: years old. was instantly killed at
mote the interchange of professors I nia City and the resolution favoring ! his home when a folding bed in
between American and Danish univer-' the northeast site for a capitol loca- which he and his wife were sleeping.
sities. The Rhodes scholarships. ' tion were passed in the senate and suddenly closed up. His neck was
through which American students re- i In tlie house. broken.
elve the benefit of advanced courses i Tue cnnrPe was wade in the house Orders were issued at the war de-
at England's great university of Ox-' lhat thc navy del,artment uas ex" partment for fhe transferor brigadier
rA fimli, i, -ii . ! ceeded its authority. General Frederick Funstou to the
ford, furnish another illustration of i , , . , , , .. ., .,.,.. i . i
... ... . . , , The federal grand jury at New Or-, Philippines, where he becomes com-
the solidarity of learning which inci- j ,eang has undertaken an exhaustive I mander of the department of Luzon,
dentally must tend to draw nations I investigation into the methods of the He is to be succeeded at leaven
nearer to one another. , s,ar weighing. worth by Brigadier General I'otts.
The Farmers" and .Merchants Na- Henry F. .Men. 7:! years old. an at-
Runaway matches have been known
to turn out ideally, but not often.
Their average course is toward wreck
age and wretchedness. The very need
of secrecy and flight is generally in
dicative of a fault in the scheme
somewhere, and young girls who are
willing to defy parental love and care
and marry by stealth need feel no sur
prise when their idols' feet turn out
to be clay, and a poor variety of that.
Spite of the jokesmiths, the cartoon
ists and the waggish poets, marriage
Is the most serious step in the lives
of men and women, says the Boston
Post. Even the mature ought to give
it at least as respectable considera- i
tion as they would any other Invest-',
ment. Boys and girls" need to tuko
advice on the matter not railroad ''
.....' . ;
""""- " "--" i ecru s
office somewhere "across the line"
The many exposures of smuggling .
by rich women shows a curious cast I
of the feminine mind. In nearly ev-!
ery instance the culprit was aware of
the law and that she was violating
it; but few. if any, regarded the sta
tute seriously and doubted even in thc
event of detection that it would be
applicable to her own individual in
stance. Most women of this class
have never come in contact with the
law, having lived in a realm in which
their own will was sovereign. That
the law is no respecter of persons
they have had to learn, and those who
will take to themselves the lesson
Bbould be better citizens and certain
ly more familiar with the institutions
of their country.
Among the fashion notes of the
day is one to the effect that there is
war between the large and the small
'bonnets. In such a strife no doubt
the principal weapon of offense and
defense wielded by the ladies will be
When the czar and the kaiser met
fhey kissed; but the salutation of the
governor of North Carolina and the
(governor of South Carolina had far
more spirit to It
Some of the aviators nave recently
.been exhibiting rather poor sports
manship. We hope they will adjust
.their differences as gentlemen should,
po that they may aviate more and
Ww,.rJ each other les.
A Canadian has been fined 550 in
iilwaukee for hugging a trained
nurse. It seems to be the hardest
thing in the world for some men to
keep from falling in love with trained
EPITOME OF EVENTS
PARAGRAPHS THAT PERTAINTO
IDC C1MDT DIIT IIITCDCCTIIIG
Rift OnUnl Dill 111 I LULU 11(10
Brief Mention of What is Transpiring
I. Z.-ln..e Q.ftinne n Our OufM
and Foreign Countries.
Charley Taft. the president's young-
est son. is home for the holidays and
things have begun to happen around
the white house.
Senor Don Anibal Cruz, envoy ex
traordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary from Chile to the United States,
was stricken with heart failure and
died ten minutes later.
The election on the adoption or re-
jection of the constitution for Arizona, times the amount it ever did in any
probably will be held by January 13, i single year when the sealing prtvil
1911, and il" adopted may be in thejeges were rented to a commercial
bands of the president and congress . company.
for approval before the end of the. The location of the Panama canal
present session. ! exposition in lit 15 will be settled so
The calendar year 1010 is going to (far as congress can settle it shortly
be the banner one for the world's in- j after the holidays recess. The coxn
ternational trade, according to the bu-t niittee on rules decided to bring it to
reau of statistics. Statistics from ( a vote by the middle of January, at
practically every country show that! the latest
both imports and exports are cousid-j In London it was announced that
erably greater than in 1909. negotiations have been completed for
The report of the Ballinger-Pinchot . the amalgamation of the Western
Investigation is still slumbering in the 1'iiion Telegraph company and the
house committee on agriculture. Min- Anglo-American Cable company,
ority members of the investigating i Christmas day the oldest surgeon
committee are threatening to demand i in the joint of service in the United
a report from the committee on agri-j States army and an old-time Indian
culture so that a vote on the merits nobler, in the person of Colonel Jo
of majority and minority views might seph It. Girard. chief surgeon of the
be obained in the house. department of Texas, retired.
The reading was begun In the President Taft has authorized cabi
lower bouse of a bill for the revision net members to require longer hours
and codification of the postal laws.
This provides for a practical reclassi
fication of the postal service and for
the appointment of a director-general
of posts. The latter would he a per
manent government oflicial. being
subject to dismissal for cause only,
and would he the practical manager
of the entire postoflice department.
Champ Clark favors the house se-
lecting its own committees.
John It. Walsh's application for
pardon is marking time in the de
partment of justice, while a dispute
over the state of his healfh is being
Announcement is made that the
t Fecond international congress on child i
tional bank of Anson. Tex., has been
j closed by its directors and a national ,
bank examiner placed in charge. '
A farm hand desperado in South j
Dakota shot his employer, took pos-i
session of the house and defied the i
sheriff, but was later wounded and I
Sixty insurrectos were killed and
.many wounded in a battle with Mex-
ican troops in the state of Chihuahua,. Wilson has asked the house for a de
At the conclusion of six weeks' ticiency appropriation of $915,000 to
campaign in Waterloo, la.. Billy t
Sunday, evangelist, was given $7.S00 .
by citizens. i
Melville Delancy l-andon. better
known as "Eli Perkins." author and
lecturer, died at his home in Yonkers.
K- Y- ''P'1 71-
",n ,,!c interest." as he explained
t of truo u'nPernnce 'n tnc army."
IieI,ros-'n,atlvG Bartholdt of .Missouri
introduced a bill providing for the
retoration of the armv cameeIli
Against the Postum Cereal Co.,
A disagreement about advertising arose
with a "weekly" Journal.
Following It. an attack on us appeared In
their editorial columns; sneering at the claims
we made particularly regarding Appendicitis.
We replied through the regular papers and
the "weekly" thought we hit back rather too
hard and thereupon sued for libel.
The advertisement the "weekly" ottacked
us about claimed that in many cases of appen
dicitis an operation could be avoided by dis
continuing indigestible food, washing out the
bowels and tekiag a predlgeeted food Grape
Nuts. Observe we Mid MANY cases not all.
Wouldn't that knowledge be a comfort to
those who fear a surgeon's knife as they fear
The. "weekly" writer said that was a He.
We replied that he was ignorant of the facts.
He was put on the stand and compelled to
admit he was not a Dr. and had no medical
knowledge of apindlcitls and never investi
gated to find out if the testimonal letters to
our Co. were genuine.
A famous surgeon testified that when an
operation was required Grape-Nats would not
obviate It. True.
We never claimed that when an operation
was required Grape-Nuts would prevent It.
The surgeon testified bacteria Igerms Eelp
ed to bring on an attack and bacteria was
grown by undlgosted food frequently.
We claimed and proved by other famous
experts that undigested food was largely
responsible for appendicitis.
We eh owed by expert testimony that many
cases are healed without a knife, but by stop
ping the use of food which did not digest, and
when food was reqaired again it was helpful
to use a predigested food which did not over
tax the weakened organs of digestion.
When a pain in the right side appears it Is
not always necessary to be rushed off to a
Presbyterians at Pittsburg refused
to substitute immersion for sprink
ling. John D. Rockefeller ha given an
other $10,000,000 to the Chicago uni
versity. A London editor charged that war
scares were created by armanient-
After research it has been found
that McKinley's birthday occurs on
'the 29th day of Januarv.
1 At the conclusion of a six weeks'
campaign at Waterloo. la.. Billy Sun-
day. the evangelist, was given $7,800
I "' -""
A national memorial to Abranam
Lincoln, to be erected in Washington
at a cost of $2.000,0u0. is proposed In
a bill Introduced by Senator Cullom
Miss Alma Stanley, an orphan and
a teacher in the public schools at
Atlanta, Ga.. inherited $100,000 by
I the terms of the will of Mrs. Jose-
I phine Abbott, her great aunt. Mrs.
Abbott left an estate valued at $750,-
By doing its own sealing in Alaska,
the 1'nited States government has
orofited this year more than three
of work by department clerks.
It is announced that negotiations
have been completed for the amalga
mation of the Western Union Tele
graph company and the Anglo-American
Dr. Clarke Gapen. an original Ne
braska Bryan man. died while asleep
in a chair at .Madison. Wis. H had
been ailing for some weeks. Dr. Ga-J
I pen was 00 years old and was widely
Known throughout the state and mld-
die west as an alienist and expert
medical legal counsel.
Twenty German army officers head
ed by a major will be selected from
a number that have volunteered to
go to Brazil and give military instruc-
tions to the Brazilian army.
News of another engagement
tome and formerly judge of the
court of claims, jumped from the win-
dow of his office on the tenth floor of
the Mutual Life building at Buffalo.
N. Y. Every bone in his body was
broken, but his eyeglasses, which fell
nearby, were intact, and a gold watch
in his pocket was running correctly.
Referring to the disastrous fiorest
fires of the past summer, Secretary
supplement the regular fund tor
fighting forest fires,
Co-operation between the govern-
nient and the farmers of the country
in breeding and raising horses suit-
able for the cavalry
branches of the military service was
asked for by Quartermaster General
James B. Aleshire of the army and
officials of the Agricultural depart-
ment before the house committee on
hospital and at the riak of death be cut.
Plain common sense shows the better way
Is to slop1 food that evidently has not been
Then, when food Is required, use an easily
digested food. Grape-Nuts or any other if
yon know It to be predigested (partly digested
We brought to Court analytical chemists
from New York. Chicago and Mlshawaka. Ind..
who swore to the analysis of Grape-Nuts and
that part of the starchy part of the wheat and
barley had been transformed into sugar, the
kind of sugar produced in the human body by
digesting starch (the large part of food).
Some of the State chemists brought en by
the "weekly" said Grape-Nets could not be
called a "predigested" food because not all of
It was digested outside the body.
The other chemists said any food which had
been partly or half digested ontslde the body
was commonly known as "predigested."
Splitting hairs about the meaning of a word.
It Is sufficient that If only one-half of the
food 1b "predigested." it is easier on weakened
stomach and bowels than food in which no
part is predigested.
To show the facts we Introduce Dr. Tfcoe.
Darlington, former chief of the N. Y. Board
of Health. Dr. Ralph W. Webster, chief of the
Chicago Laboratories, and Dr. B. Sachs, N. Y.
If we were a little severe in our denuncia
tion of a writer, self-confessed Ignorant about
appendicitis and ltF cause. It Is possible the
public will excuse us. in view of the fact that
our head. Mr. C. W. Post, has made a lifetime
study of food, food digestion and effects, and
the conclusions are indorsed by many 'of the
best medical authorities of the day.
Is It possible that we are at fault for
suggesting, as a Father and Mother might, to
one of the family who announced a pain in the
side: "Stop using the rood, greasy meats,
gravies, mince pie. cheese, too much starchy
REPORT ON LORIMER
ASSERTS TITLE OF SENATOR
LORIMER DIDN'T USE MONEY
j nop Does the Committee Find that
Any Money Was Used by Others
Washington. Senator Burrows,
chairman of the committee on privil
eges and elections, presented to the
senate the report of the investiga
tion of the charges of bribery made
in connection with the election of
William Lorimer as senator from
Illinois. The conclusion reached by
the committee was as follows:
That in their opinon the ttle of
Mr. Lorimer to a seat in the senate
had not been shown to be invalid
by the use or employment of corrupt
methods or practices
Charees that four members of the
nilnnis l0icitnrt ubm hi-ihoii nnii
W- .n.w-wM. . v u. w.
that three other members paid bribes
are not ignored by the committee.
The report declares that those who
confessed to receiving bribes should
not be believed and that the votes
of those who were charged with pay
ing bribes should be counted. In re
lation to the charges that there was
a corruption fund used in the Illinois
legislature and that it was disbursed
by one Robert E. Wilson, the report
says there is no evidence that It was
used for the benefit of Mr. Ijorimer.
The committee suggests that any in
vestigation of the use of such a fund
should be made by authorities of the
state of Illinois.
The report as presented was not
signed by members of the committee,
although it did not appear that there
was any minority. On the floor of
the senate, however. Mr. Beveridge
made the statement that he had not
been able to concur with, or dissent
from the findings becatise of the volu
minous character of the testimony.
He said he would digest the proceed
ings of the investigating committee
during the holidays. He asked that a
specific time he named for acting on
the report, but objection was made by
Senator Gallinger on the ground that
the matter was privileged aud could
be called from the table at any time
bv any senator.
Coal Men Organize.
Kansas City, Mo. At a meeting
here of retail coal dealers of Missouri,
Kansas. Iowa and Nebraska, the In
terstate Coal Dealers association was
formed. Percy Bryan of Kansas City
was elected president. The other of
ficers elected are: H. W. Salmon of
St. Louis, vice president; John T.
Powers, Chicago, secretary, and A. J.
Casey of Kansas City, treasurer.
Lives Lost in Fire.
Philadelphia. Pa. Probably twelve
firemen lost their lives in a fire which
destroyed the live-story brick build
ing of D. Friedlandcr. leather dealer.
111C to lll'O North Hodiue street.
More than twenty others have been
taken to hospitals and it is estimated
that at least twelve are still in the
ruins or the structure. Or those tak
en to the hospitals, hair a dozen have
rractured skulls and are internally in
jured. The chances or recovery are
slight. Six policemen are known to
have been killed.
Chinese Remove Queues.
Victoria. B. C The date set
the removal of the queue from the
heads of male Chinese was December
." and when the steamship Aymeric
left China a few days before that time!
the edict was being generally ob
The Aymeric arrived Wed-,
Assuming mai ueany -u.-,
uuu queues win oe cm on. i ue unman ,
..- !.! 1. - ..i ... I
liair marKet win ne guinea, i ne pr-;
vailing style of hair dressing in the
I'nited State.-, calls for much arti
uciai nan-, ii.u urn ii.-.u i .-,. mm u .1- .
Ltd., Gave a Splendid Chance
Postum Cereal Co.. Ltd.,
BtS Craek. Mich.
GIVES TEN MILLION.
Rockefeller Makes Final Gift to Chi
Chicago. John D. Rockefeller has
completed the task he Bet for himself
in the founding of the University of
Chicago. On Tuesday public announce
ment was made of a "single and final"
gift of. $10,000,000, which includes all
the contributions Mr. Rockefeller had
planned. This sum. to be paid in ten
annual installments, beginning Janu
ary 1, will make, approximately. $35,
U00.000 he has donated to the uni
versity. Mr. Rockefeller says he now be
lieves the school should be supported
and enlarged by the gifts of many
rather than those of a single donor.
This, he believes, will be better ac
complished, if the public understand
the limit of his contemplated assist
ance. The founding of new depart
ments he leaves to the trustees, as he
says funds may be furnished by
other friends of the university.
Up to date nearly $7,000,000 has
been donated to the university in ad
dition to Mr. Rockefeller's gift.
With the announcement of Mr.
Rockefeller's final donation came the
resignation of John D. Rockefeller.
t Jr.. and Fred T. Gates. Mr. Rockefel-
. ler's personal representative, from
, - - - - m
the university board of trustees. In
enclosing these resignations Mr.
Rockefeller explained he was carry
ing out a conviction that the institu
tion should "be controlled, conducted
and supported by the people." with
whom, up to now, he had simply been
Mr. Rockefeller's idea, as it is un
derstood. Is that he is turning over
the institution and its endowment to
Chicago and the west, and in so do
ing withdraws from any further rep
resentation in its control.
The announcement of the gift was
made at the quarterly convocation at
tne university this afternoon.
Maryr President Was Born January
Washington. Doubt as to whether
the late President McKinley was
born on January 29. 184;. or Febru
ary 2i. 1S44. both of which dates
have appeared in the congressional
directories since Mr. McKinley was a
member of the house or representa
tives from Ohio, has been dispelled
by George B. Cortelyou. formerly sec
retary to President McKinley. Mr.
Cortelyou established the fact
through an insurance policy. The
Ohio society of Washington is plan
ning a banquet for the anniversary of
President McKinley's birth and the
date of the celebration has now defi
nitely announced as January :.o. the
day following the birth or the mar
Garment Wagon Riddled.
Chicago.-- John Donnelly, a driver
for a garment factory here, was shot i physicians 1, real estate and insur
and his wagon was riddled with hul- mice 2.
lets. He lay dying on his wagon I House Faimers 37. bankers G. mer
while the horses, undirected, wan- I chants 20. ministers 1. lawyers 9. con
dered away. i tractors 2, printers 2, real estate and
I insurance 7. editors 6.
Intoxication an Extenuation.
Washington. In commuting to lire ( New state Banks,
imprisonment the sentence or death Three new state banks have been
passed upon John Wynne at Hono- ' chartered by the state banking board,
lulu. Hawaii. President Taft takes The Harrison State bank or Harrison
the view that intoxication at the time j has incorporated with a paid up capi
ot committing the murder may be taI stock of 2o.0OU. The Curtis State
urged in extenuation. Wynne, an oil- nank of riIrtjs has organized with a
er on the steamer Kosecrans. was
convicted of the murder of a man by
the name of McKinno. the third en
gineer or the vessel, in Honolulu har
bor. Wynne has an aged mother liv
ing in Ireland, who has never heard
or her son's plight.
Can't Deport the Wife. '
Washington. Even if a naturalized
citizen has returned to his own conn
try and remained for more than two i
years without Indicating his purpose :
to retain his American citizenship, he
cannot be prevented from re-entering
this country nor bringing in with
nun a wue wiiom ne nas married
... . . .. . ... .1
wiuie anroau. inoiigu ne uiigni tie
held otherwise a proper sntiject for.
deportation under the immigration j
laws. This is the gist or a decision I
reuucie - : o me .m..i ...- .-nc..ii m a
i case submitted.
food. etc.. tc. which has not been digested,
then when again ready for food use Grape
Nuts because It is easy of digestion?"
Or should the child be at once carted off to
a hospital and cut?
We have known of many cases wherein the
approaching signs of appendicitis have dis
appeared by fhe suggestion being followed.
No one better appreciates the value of a
skilful physician when a person is In the awful
throes of acute appendicitis, but "an ounce
of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
Just plain old common sense is helpful even
This trial demonstrated Grape-Nuts food
Is pure beyond question.
It .Is partly predigested.
Appendicitis generally has rise from undl
gestedfood. It Is not always necessary to operate.
It is best to stop all food.
When ready to begin feeding use a predl
It is palatable and strong in Nourishment.
It will pay lint; returns In health to quit the
heavy breakfasts and lunches and use less
food but select food certainly known to con
tain the element nature requires to sustain
the body. May we be permitted to suggest a
breakfast of fruit. Grape-Nuts and cream.'
two soft boiled eggs, and some hot toast and
cocoa, milk or Postum?
The question of whether Grape-Nuts does or
does not contain the elements which nature
requires for the nourishment of the brain, also
of Its, purity, will be treated In later news
Good food Is Important aad Its effect on the
body Is also important.
Ttxmrm'u m. R
i a Kft
Some Additional Appointments.
Governor-elect Ahlrich has made the
First physician at the hospital fot
insane. Hastings. F. H. Kiegle of West
Point; second physician. Dr. H. R
Carson of Omaha.
Steward and bookkeeper at indus
trial school at Kearney. J. L. Ashen
Surgeons to soldiers and sailors'
home, Milford. Susan Ward. Milford
Dr. James G. Muir. Milford.
Matron of industrial home, Milford.
Susan Ward. Milford: physician,
Harry J. Wertman. Milford.
Adjutant, of soldiers' home. Grand
Island. C. G. Vanness. Grand Island.
Drug Inspector. R. S. Schofleld,
Steward at the penitentiary. Monte
Rohb of Mynard; bookkeeper at Peni
tentiary. Jefferson Ward of Omaha.
Treated With Consideration.
Attorney General Arthur Mullen and
Attorney C. O. Whedon have returned
from Washington, where, in company
with I. L. Albert of Columbus, they
argued the Nebraska bank guaranty
'law case before the United States
supreme court. Both of the Lincoln
.attorneys feel very hopeful of a deci
sion in favor of the constitutionality
of the state hw. As they tell the
story, the supreme court justices
showed them every consideration,
slept but little during their presenta
tion of the state's case and even
asked some questions on the points at
Makes Some Appointments.
Major E. H. Phelps, of the national
guard, who will succeed Col. Harti
gan as adjutant general, the first of
the year, has announced the follow
To be assistant adjutant general,
taking the place made vacant by the
promotion of Major Phelps. Capt.
Louis H. Gage of Fremont. Gage has
been the head of the signal corps for
live years ai:d a member bf the organ
ization for eight.
To be inspector general. Col. A. D.
Fetterman of Omaha. Col. Fetterman
now holds this position and has been
reappointed as a result of the support
of national guard officers.
Personnel of Next Legislature.
So far as facts have been filed with
the secretary of state, the next legis
lature will be made up as follows, re
garding the occupation of the mem
bers: Senate Bankers 6. lawyers II.
merchants 3. editors 1, farmers 7.
paid up capital stock or $20.WK). The
Tyron State bank or Tyron, McPher
son county, has incorporated with a
capital of $10,000.
Candidates for Deputy Warden.
Two candidates for deputy warden
of the state penitentiary are making
a lively fight for that position. They
are Henry Wagner of Lincoln, who
has been connected with the institu
tion for many years, and Ed Davis of
Lincoln, formerly sheriff of Clay coun
ty and warden of the penitentiary un
der Governors Dietrich and Savage.
ttnmx- r:pneraI.elopt Grant O.
Mnrtin has announced the appoint-
niPnts in his oft1ce rr thp wl,iing two
yp.,rs Ceor'e W Avers, the present
assstant attorney general, will take
.,. ,,.;,; of demitv attornev gener
al while Frank E. Edgerton will he as- J
! sistaut attorney general to succeAl
Mr. Avers. Mr. Martin wil retain .Miss
Josephine Murphy or Plattsmouth.
Neb., as stenographer. She was ap
pointed to tlrs position three years
ago b Mr. Thompson.
The report or State Superintendent
E. C. Bishop to the 'governor shows
that the supecintendent collected $G.
j ."i4 in Tees Tor the certification of
I teachers during the six months end
i ing November SO and that during that
time he expended $r,MU.d?. uT such
fees. With a few dollars' balance on
hand at the beginning or the six
months he closed the semi-annual per
iod with $474.04 on hand.
It was moving day in the state house
Monday. The state board of public
lands and buildings met and allotted
the quarters of such departments as
are subjected to the biennial moving
stunt when the legislature convenes.
The appropriation for deputy war
dens in the game commission expired
with the close of November, and the
three deputies are now out of jobs.
Joe Boehler. who lives at Alma, how
ever, has offered his services any time
I up to the first of the year to Warden
i Gellus. Isaac King or Superior and
jlels Alberts of Saronville are the
Food Commissioner S. I.. Mains ba
been invited to attend a conference or
rood official, manuracturers and ex
perts in Washington, which will he
engaged in the draft or a model net
'weight branding law.
Wants a Home for State Library.
Clerk of the Supreme Court H. C.
Lindsay. In his report to the governor
for the past blennium. lays consider
able stress on the crowded condition
of the state library, and suggests to
the governor that the state would do
well to appropriate the historical so
ciety building, the foundation of which
is already laid, and provide that the
structure should be used not only to
house the records of the society, but
also for the supreme court, the state
JIbrary. traveling library commission,
and the attorney general.
wa s I 7J
ALL OVER NEBRASKA
Sheriffs Eect Officers.
Platte County The Nebraska State
Sheriffs association in session here,
elected officers as follows: J. M.
Dunkel. of Grand Island, president;
John A. Jones, or Nelson, vice presi
dent; James A. Chiruside. of Fair
In Sight of Friends.
Custer County. Within view of
several of his neighbors and only two
blocks from his own home. W. II.
McCowan. a well-to-do resident of
Curtis, shot and killed himself, dying
before those who saw the deed could
reach him. HI health had weakened
his intellect. He leaves a widow,
four sons and a daughter.
Married in Speeding Auto.
Bristol (Tenn.) dispatch: Thomas
Llewellyn and Mrs. Hayes, both- for
merly of Hastings. Neb., and having
many relatives in that state, figured
in an interesting wedding romance
here. They were married in an auto
mobile, speeding a mile a minute. Mr.
Llewellyn is in the department of
commerce and labor at Washington.
Seward Out for Road Law.
Seward County. At a meeting of
the Seward Commercial club New
Orleans was endorsed for the loca
tion of the Panauia exposition in
1915. It also appointed a committee
to draft a new state road law to be
presented to the legislature. The
commercial clubs over the state are
preparing to ask the coming legisla
ture for a new road law.
Eloping Couple Arrested.
Platte County. After Walter A.
Thymus and Nellie B. Kost. both of
Green River. Wyo.. had been married
by County Judge Gatterman. of Col
umbus, the deputy sheriff received a
message from the Wyoming authori
ties to arrest the couple, alleging that
the girl was only 1" years old. The
message came too late. The birds
had flown to Kansas City. Mo.
An Opinion on Bonds.
Keya Paha County.-j Attorney Gen
eral Mullen has issued an opinion to
County Attorney Lear of Keya Paha
county, in which he reviews the stat
utes and authorities on the question
or whether a county can vote bonds
by a majority vote or whether it re
quires a two-thirds vote. Tntil the
courts have decided the question Mr.
Mullen advises that a two-thirds vote
is necessary, as -i mere majority vote
may. in any instance, tend to discred
it the securities.
Prison For Life.
Dixou (oimt. William Flege. of
Dixon county, was sentenced to life
imprisonment in the state peniten
tiary for the murder of his sister.
Louise Flege. Judge Graves in im
posing his sentence asked Flege if lie
had anything to say. and the derend
ant stood mute, refusing to make any
statement to the court. ' The judge
ordered that on each anniversary of
the date or the crime. June :0. Flege
should be given solitary confinement.
Application Tor a new triai was de
nied. Beatrice for City Ownership.
Gage County. A mass meeting of
the citizens or Beatrice was held to
discuss the proposition of installing
an electric light plant with the pro
posed new waterworks system, which
the city recently voted bonds to
build. Many citizens expressed their
views on the matter and nearly .ill of
them favored the municipal owner
ship plan. A resolution was finally
passed, authorizing the city council
to make a :o-day test of the wells
north or the city, and if a sutlicient
amount or water was secured, to pro
ceed to the construction of an elec
tric pant for the city.
An Engineer Seriously Hurt.
Red Willow County- Engineer Will
iam Deere of McConk lies at his home
in serious condition caused by falling
from his engine, near Perry station,
a few miles west of McCook.
Highly Flourishing Church.
Gage County.- At the annual meet
ing of the Christian church of Be
atrice the report of llev. J E. Davis,
the pastor, showed thai the member
ship had reached the l.-'Oi' mark The
church has raised ?10,0n from var
ious sources during the last year and
is in a very nourishing condition
Woman as Poultry Winner.
Dodge County. Mrs. J II Hensler.
or Malcolm, was awarded three f
the six silver loing cups which were
given away to the winners or high
scoring poultry exhibits at the recent
show given in Fremont. Owing to
the Tact that one or the cups was the.
grand sweepstakes cup. the best of
the six. Mrs. Hensler could not enter
her birds taking this cup in any other
classes, so she was given but two
Richardson County Triplets.
Richardson County - Mrs. Ed. Sail
ors, living four miles north of Stella,
gave birth to three girls. All ar- liv
ing and appareiitly in good health.
Brother of J. Adam Bede Dead.
Gage County. George W. Bede.
brother of J. Adam Bede. the former
Minnesota congressman, died at his
home in Beatrice. Since p.nm .Mr.
Bede had lived at Odel. removing to
Beatrice in September. He was born
in Ohio in IHT,H. He leave.-, a wife and
County Division Again.
Custer County. - "Cut her ijuare"
was the shibboleth decided upon for
the next division fight by about r.O
unrelenting Custer county division
Ists who met in Grand Island
Drainage Gets Drawback.
Johnson County.--Proposed drain
age district matters along th Nema
ha river in Johnson county have re
ceived a serious backset. Some 3:1 of
the land owners along the route of
the proposed ditch have asked for an
Injunction against the drainage.
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