Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 28, 1902, PART I, Page 3, Image 3
THE OMAHA DAILY TtKK; SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1002. SCHEME TO COLLECT TAXES Bell Pnertj on Whioh Taiet Are. Delin quent for What it Will Bring. FOWLER PRESENTS SCHOOL STATISTICS State Triiirr Starfer Rrrflrn f 2A,. OOO Worth of Massaehaaetts Boads for Permaaeat School Fill. ANY K EL LEY, S TIGER & GO MP iteit Muni fewi I Vaara. (From 8U.1T CormpriTi1r. LINCOLN, Dec. 27. (Special.) A bill has been prepared by number of well known politician! to be presented to tbo next legislature, the object of which Is al leged to be tbo putting of the state of Nebraska upon a good financial basla. J. H. Ager of the Burlington Railroad com pany in discussing the proposed bill, said: "The measure will provide for the sale of alt property on vhlch taxea bar been delinquent for a period of Are rears. Of course, It will be necessary to prorlde for a redemption within two years, as It would probably be bard to evade tha provisions of tha constitution, which provide for this redemption. The bill will provide for the payment of the county and municipal taxea first from the proceeds of the aale and then for the payment of the balance Into tha state treasury. This measure will not only clear the books of the state of all In debtedness, but will land 11,000.000 In the treasury. The great advantage of the meas ure la that It will do away with the ex pense and delay under the present system of selling tax certificates. With the pro pos?d measure It will be possible to sell the land when tha taxea accrue regardless of the amount the lands will bring. People who pay their taxes can have no objections to the measure, because It will relieve them of the burden of paying the taxes that others should have paid, and will avert the necessity of Increasing taxation." A politician who Is well posted on legis lative matters and how things are done, said In speaking of Mr. Ager'a proposal: "It Is a acheme of the corporatlona to divert the attention of the people and rep- resentatlvea from railroad and corporation taxation. Mark my words, the corporations will have all kinds of bills like that Intro duced In an endeavor to throw dirt tn the eyea of the legislators." Identify Oae of Saspeeta. John Doe, one of the three suspects held at the city Jail, was Identified today by Police Captain Dunn and Detective Sav age of Omaha as Leo, one of a party of men who held up and robbed a saloon keeper on Leavenworth atreet In Omaha some years ago. Leo waa tried, convicted and aentenced to fifteen years In the peniten tiary. Ha waa granted a new trial and acquitted. Detective Savage said he knew Leo well and that he was at one time In the Nebraska penitentiary for blowing a safe at Clarks. He also served a term In the Sioux Falls prison. ' Tha detectives did not remember Leo's first name, nor tha name of tha Omaha aaloon keeper. They were both positive In the Identification, however. The detectives did not know Btandlah or Cramer. These two are serving out fines for carrying concealed weapons, Leo, or John Doe, Is In Jail for ninety days on a charge of vagrancy. Compare School E.pe.dlt.rea. Superintendent Fowler has iaaued tha fol lowing tables of the comparative ahowlng of public school statistics In tha atate of Nebraska during tha last three school years: School Tear Ending July, 1900. 101. 18. Income $4,410, 40 J4.2K4 WJ t4.6M.33S Expenditure 4,403,222 4,324,025 4,436.338 For buildinga and sites , 456,980 339,077 357.040 District bonds Is sued 128.460 149,491 17S.927 District bonds can celled 138,332 153,976 149.810 Dlst. Indebtedness, bonded 2,499.824 1.598,136 2.(18.434 Dlst. Indebtedness, not bonded 873,866 690,09 623,348 Value of school dlst. property.... 9,691.134 ,870,683n0.tfl,648 School funds ap portioned by co. superintendents... 719,638 687.166 768,(30 Teachers Necessary 7.8S2 8,744 9.101 Males employed... i0B 1,84ft l.g2 Females employed 7.401 7.616 7.7S7 Total employed.... 9.463 9.4K5 9,(29 In graded schools. 2,967 3,033 3152 County Certiflcatea Issued First grade 874 928 917 Second grade 6,312 6.376 6.11 Third grade 977 6S8 837 Average Monthly Vaes Males $46 .26 847.64 849.16 Females 3H.W 38.13 38.51 Totala $37.90 840.08 840 44 Pupils, census (5 to 21 years) Poys 192,2SS 191.631 190.423 Girls 1S6.&29 185.438 184.917 Totala 377.791 377,069 376.340 Enrollment Hoys 147.67S 14X.6R5 147.11 Girls 140.652 139.760 141.604 Totals 2SS.227 285.415 289,468 Average Dally 99.927 91.429 91.833 Girls 91,947 92.160 93,922 Totals 181,874 182.589 186.755 Number of schcol districts 6.708 4,675 6,666 Number of School houses 6.733 6.773 6.813 Frame 6.761) 6.831 6.9 Brick 313 320 v 327 Btone 42 26 M I -OB- 112 1.12 121 Sod 606 464 436 Iron 2 13 Number built In the year 175 1SS 167 Average number of 1 mills tax levied.. 15 16 15 iMumner districts holding 8 months' school or less.... 344 337 300 Six months or leas 1,298 1,179 l.lut Average number of days of school In all districts... 135 133 138 Average salary of cour4y superin tendent 1895.74 I8S8.78 $917.31 Cost of education per pupil On en- ' rr-llment 15.2$ 15.15 16.33 m average at tendance 24.21 23.6$ 22.8$ (In figuring tht coat, total expenditure, Including buildings and altea, are used.) Including Douglas county, the vslue of wne school district property was $2,357. Ti. This enormous Increase waa due partly to the erection of Omaha a new high school building. Slesnhershlp Aas.lt to All. State 8uperlaWcdent' Fowler wanta it known to those people of Lincoln who de sir to attend any of tha meetings of tha State Teachers' association that .'n order to do so they must enroll. The arrange ments of the executive committee with tha truateea of St. Paul s Methodist Episcopal church ara with the conditions that no ad mission should b charged to the evening aesslons held there. However, any one can enroll by payment of tha membership fee, $1, at the library building on the uni versity campus, at the Llndell or Lincoln hotel, the Nebraska Teacher, the state superintendent's office, the High school building, or Harry Porter's. The receipts for the fee will admit tha bearer to any of tha sessions of the association. Including the evening meetings at 8t. Paul's, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, also the art exhibit during the association. The only extra will be for the Shakespearean plays at the Oliver theater, Friday and Saturday evenings, and Saturday matinee. Tlchets for those are entirely separate. Out-of-town teachera ara requested to have their mall sent car Station A. t Examinations of Teacher. Preliminary t the State Teachers' as- An Unprecedented Opportunity. 33!) Per Cent Discount Safe on All Our Ladies' Jackets, Cloaks, Suits and Furs 20 Per Cent Discount Sale on All Our Black Dress Goods 20 Per Cent Discount Sale on All Our Colored Dress Goods No Sale Comes at a More Opportune Ti Hie'' None offers you more distinct advantages. This year's aggressive pur chasing compels us to close them out at a time when you naturally think of buying, and enables us to show this season's broadest and most handsome of ultra styles at unparalleled prices. No matter what idea you have formed as to price, style or quality, our vast and diversified assortments are sure to meet your requirements. We would also remind you that first choice is always preferable, The history of Black and Golored Dress Goods selling contains no record on a par with the present offer 20 per cent to be de ducted from our regular prices. 20 PER CENT 20 PEK CENT 20 PER CENT 20 PER CENT 20 PER CENT 20 PER CENT 20 PER CENT 20 PER CENT 20 PER CENT 20 PER CENT 20 PER CENT 20 PER CENT 20 PER CENT 20 PER CENT 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUNT And many other desirable weaves. Duplicates of the above styles in colors. Also Waistings, A large assortment of White and C,ream materials. We guarantee that in no instance have prices been changed. Every price .m&rlced in plain figures. No reserves. CORMER FARRJARJ2 AftSD FIFTEENTH STREETS, 0&1AE-3A. soclatlon, an examination tor state profes sional, or life, certificates will be held In representative ball, capltol building, Mon day and Tuesday. This examination will be conducted by the state superintendent and the State Board of Examiners, consisting of Superintendent A. O. Thomas of Kear ney, Superintendent D. C. O'Connor of Nor folk, and Dr. Oeorge E. Condra of the Uni versity of Nebraska. For this examination tha stste superintendent accepts first grade county certificates for the eighteen branches thereon named when the grade In each one Is 80 per cent or more. There are nine other brencb.es required for a state certifi cate, and the program for the examination la as follows: MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1902. :ttl a. m.. Chemistry. 10:30 a. m.. General History. 1:30 p. m., English Literature. S:(iO p. m.. Plane Trigonometry. i:3f p. m.. Zoology. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 30, 1901 S:30 a. m.. Urology. . 10:00 a. m.. Physical Geography. 1:90 p. m.. Intellectual Philosophy. 1:30 p. m.. Rhetoric. The attendance this time promises to be far In excess of all previoua examinations. The cities of Falrbury and Grand Island alone will send five each for thla examina tion.. Art Assoc tat loa Reception. The first reception of the year of the Nebraska Art association waa held at the university art hail last night and many were in attendance. The hall waa taste fully decorated and rousio was furnished by an orchestra concealed behind palms and planta. Mrs. A. S. Raymond, chairman 'of the arrangement committee, announced tHe following hostesses for the next two weeks: December 29 Mrs. F. N. Gibson, Mrs. C. I. Jones. December 80 Mrs. J. H. Wright. Mrs. W. C WIlBon Mrs. William Leonard. December 31 Misses Eleanor Raymond, Blanche Harsreaven. January t Mrs. Charley Meyer. Janutry 3 Mrs. A. R. Mitchell, Mrs. Fogg. January (Mrs. E. H. Barbour. January 0 Mrs J. C. Marpham. January T Mrs. W. D. Fitzgerald. January 8 Mrs. A. S. Raymond, Mrs. A. E. Hargreaves. January t Mrs. II. J. Wlnnett, Mrs. Stevenson. January 10-Mrs. W. H. McCreery. Mrs. A. L. Candee. January 12-Mr Ell Pljmmer, Miss Toeves. January 13 Mrs. Field, Mrs. F. E. Luhr. January 14 Mrs. A. 8. Raymond, Mrs. 8. H. Burnham. There will be arrangements for another reception on New Year's eve. Receives Mora Bonds. State Treaaurer Stuefer this morning re ceived 125,000 worth of Massachusetts bonds, a portion of the recent purchase. Tho total amount received to date la (164.000. The Department Store company of Plalu view. Neb., has Incorporated, with a capi tal stock of 130.000. Fatally Uaraed ky Gasoline. By the explosion of a lamp filled with gasoline last night Mrs. Pearl Tatum was Duiaed to death at her home. No. 3 Eva place. The explosion threw the burning oil over her face, breast and body, burn tug her so severely that she died In great agony Ave hours later. The clothing was burned from her body. She was at home alone when the accident occurred and hi 4 poured the gasoline Into the Ismp, think ing It waa kerosene. As soon as the ex plosion occurred her clothing caught Are and she rushed Into the house of a neigh bor. Blankets were thrown over her and tha flames subdued, but not. however, un til aba waa fatally burned. Mrs. Tatum was On all our Hlack Zibelines Oil all our Black Panama Cloths On all our Black Melrose Cloths On all our Black Etaniines & Voilea 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Prunellas & Whip Cords 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Poplins & Oranite Cloths 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Venetians & Broadcloth 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Cheviots and Serges 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Cheviots and Series 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Henriettas and Crapes 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Mohair and Sirillians 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Mistral and Canvas Cloth 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Twine and Batiste Cloth 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Arolines & Taniise Cloth 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Nun's Veiling K Camel's Hair 20 PER CENT DISCT. the wife of Otis Tatum, a driver for the Standard Oil company, and she was 24 years of age. She waa the mother of a daughter 2 years of age. Forfeit Many Bonds. In the criminal court this morning many bonds were forfeited because of the non appearance of the prisoners. Among them were William H. Bowen, out under $300 bonds for attempted assault; Frank Cun ningham, under $500 bonds for trying to aell a team he didn't own; S. L. Boosts'.:, who bought some shells stolen from the Burlington, and who has since been walk ing the streets because his friends put up $800 for his appearance, left them to settle with the court; Ed P. Wiley, who took an appeal from the police court, left hia bondsmen In the lurch to the tune of $500; Louis and William Grimm, who had lap robes that didn't belong to them, caused their bondsmen to put up $500; George Bra den left his bondsmen to pay $200. Sev eral more were out on their recognizance and failed to show up. Thomas Heller, an old soldier, died at 10:30 tonlRht from the effects of Injuries re ceived in falling from a motor car. Heller walked from the car onto the platform and, losing his balance, fell to the pavement. He was picked up unconscious and taken to St. Elizabeth's hospital. His Injuries consisted of two broken ribs, a broken shoulder and a scelp wound. He was a carpenter, 58 years of age and married. His wife waa with him when he died. The accident oc curred at Twelfth and C streets at 8 o'clock. Heller was formerly a police officer. The first annual meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Historical society of Nebraska will be held at the Nebraska Wesleysn university on Tuesday. The society was organized a year ago to collect records of (Nebraska Methodism. The officers of the organization are: Rev. Hiram Burch, presi dent; Rev. Gallagher, secretary; Rev. J. B. Lecdom, treasurer; Rev. David Mar quette, corresponding secretary; with three vice presidents. Rev. P. C. Johnson for Ne braska conference. Rev. Jazeb Charles for North Nebraska conference, Rv. James Liale for Northwest Nebraska conference. HASTINGS IS FIRST IN LINE Pablie Building to Be Pashed Ahead of All Olhers, Says Dietrich The Senator at Homo. HASTINGS. Neb.. Dec. 27. (Special.) Senator Dietrich, who Is at home for the holidays, brings good news for Hastings. The senator aays be baa succeeded In mak ing arrangements whereby the Hastings public building Is to have the first atten tion of any of the buildings for which ap propriations were made In the last session of congress. Senator Dietrich expects to remain in Hastings until after New Year'a day. He will visit Lincoln and Omaha be fore returning to Washington. Steal t attle Oat of Feed Lot. TECIMSEH. Neb., Dec. 27. (Special. ) A thief or thieves entered the feed lots of William Hahn. a wealthy German farmer residing In the eastern part of this county, one night recently and drove away eight fat rattle. The officers tracked the beeves 1 southeast from Mr. Hahn's place about J two aod a half miles through the village I of Graf, but there lost the trail. It is be i lieved the thieves have made good their I escape, possibly driving the cattle over luto ) Missouri and there disposing of them. 20 Per Cent Hill 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT A Challis and Skirting materials. CHARLIE FISHER'S ROMANCE Plattsmouth Boy Finds His Loit lather in Kansas Oity. PRESIDENT OF ELEVATOR COMPANY Waa Shipwrecked Wben Charlie Was Infant and Had Never Seen Hia Family Since The Mother Now Dead. PLATTSMOUTH. Neb , Dec. 27. (Special.) Charles Fisher, who left PlatUmouth sev eral weeks ago to meet hia lost father, whom he had not seen since Infancy, has written to a friend that his father Is presi dent of a large elevator company In Kansas City and that he will remain there to as sist him. In speaking of the long separation of his father from the family, he statea that hia father'a ship was wrecked near an Island by aavages, who succeeded in captur ing the ship, killing many of the crew and making prisoners of the others. For over a year the natives held them captives, but one day he, with fifteen others of the ship's crew, escaped from the island In two boats. After drifting about on the open sea for two daya and nights they were observed by a ship headed for New York, and were taken on board. Several months later Mr. Fisher arrived at his old home In Illinois, when he learned that hia family had re moved further weat. He spent thousands of dollars In his efforts to And hia loved ones. His 'wife had given him up for dead and with her little family removed to Iowa, where sha died. CELEBRATIO.NSOF CHRISTMAS Plattsmonth Families Hold Hapnjr Re. anions Balls and Maslcal E at ertala meats. PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., Dec. 27. (Spe cial.) A number of happy family reunions were held tn Plattsmouth Christmas day. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. William At wood, the former 65 yeara of age, their children and grandchildren were present. Hon. J. M. Patterson had his children and grandchildren, numbering thirty-three, present to enjoy the Christmas dinner. At the Panneie theater Mr. and Mrs. Tom E. Parmele entertained In honor of Mr. Matzene and Mr. Kester of Chicago, Miss Sweeney of Kansas City and Miss Coffin of Omaha. The entertainment was in the na ture of a ball, which was given on the stage. The stage was set with a wooden drawing room setting and prettily deco rated with holly aod draperies. These dec orations, together with the electrical ef fects, made an elegant picture. The guests enjoyed themselves by dancing and par taking of a dainty supper and punch. Twenty couple were present. BEATRICE, Neb.. Dec. 27. I Special.) One of the most pleasant and enjoyable ' social events of the holiday season wss the full dress ball given by the Elks' lodge of this city Christmas night, which was attended by fifty couples. The Interior of the Elks' club rooms was tastily decorated with holly, mietlelot and other evergrstns Discount Sale on day ftnioiii The history ef Cloak, Suit and Fur selling contains no record on a par with the present offer 33a per cent to bo deducted from our regular prices. 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Ladies' Jackets ,13 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Ladies' Long Garments 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCT. o3 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT On all our Ladies' Cloth Capes 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT-On all our Misses' Jackets 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 331-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT- On all our Misses' Long Garments 33 1-3 TER CENT D1CT. 331-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 331-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 331-3 PER CENT, DISCOUNT 331-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 331-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 331-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT- On all our Velour Jackets 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 331-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT--On uur Entire Stock of Furs 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT Fur Capes, Fur Scarfs, Fur Collarettes, Fur Muffs, Children's Sets, Etc. 20 per cent discount on all our Cotton Linings. 20 per cent discount on all our Dress Trimmings and Buttons. and planta. Dainty refreshmenta were aerved during the hours of dancing, and the affair will long be remembered by all participants. Cole's orchestra furnished the music. The annual Christmas entertainment was held at the Institution for feeble-minded i Thursday afternoon and evening. A pro- gram of music and recitation was rendered I by the Inmates, after which Superintendent Johnson and his corps of teachers supplied the children with candy, nuts and pres ents. A feature of the entertainment was a concert by the Institute band of eighteen pieces. EVIDENCE IS NOT DIRECT Officers Rely I'pos Circumstances to Hold Mra. Llllle for Harder of Husband. DAVID CITY. Neb., Dec. 27. 8peclal.) Aa the time draws near for the preliminary hearing in the county court next Monday morning of Mrs. Lena M. Little, charged with the murder of her husband, Harvey Lillie, ,on October 24. considerable talk Is being indulged In, and interest taken by a large number of people. There are rumors that the revolver with which the crime was committed has been found, and will be produced at the pre liminary hearing. The officers will not affirm or -deny this rumor. The officials are doing very little talking as to the evi dence to be introduced, only saying that they have a good atrong case. The defendant and her friends are also confident that she will be acquitted and released at the preliminary hearing. Mr. Llllle carried $8,000 life Insurance, all In fraternal beneficiary ordera, distrib uted as follows: Ancient Order of United Workmen, $2,000; Modern Woodmen of America, $2,000; Tribe of Ben-Hur, $3,000. None of tbla has been paid, for the reason, it la claimed, that the head officers were Informed of the rumors that Mrs, Ljllle waa susppected of committing the crlraa and withheld payment pending investiga tion. All of, the inaurance Is made to Mrs. Llllle, except $750, which la made to the little girl, Edna. AMENDED ARTICLES FILED Omaha and Florence Street Railway Company Compiles with Le gal Reaalrements. (From a Staff Correspondent.) UNCOLN. Neb.. Dec. 27. (8peclal Tele gram.) The Omaha Florence Street Railway company has tiled with the secre tary of state an amendment to lta articles of incorporation changing tha name to Omaha Council Bluffs Street Railway company and increasing Its capital stock from $200,000 to $15,000,000. The company Intends to operate In Coun cil Bluffs and Omaha and suburban lines from Omaha to Fremont, Blair, Lincoln, Plattsmouth and Florence and from Council Bluffs to Grlswold. Improvements at Falrbary. FAIRBVRY, Neb., Dec. 27. (Special.) Fairbury's buildings erected In 1902 crowd the $100,000 mark. Summarized, they com prise, of brick structures, four store build ings, sddltlon to the Goodrich bank, and lbs Galbrattk nursery packing house, a All Our Dress Trimmings and Buttons (ID 01) On all our Children's Cloaks On all our Tailor-Made Suits On ;.ll our Walking Suits ad On all our Separate Dress Skirts 33 1-3 PER CENT' DISCT. On all our Walking Skirts Cn all our Velour Blouses total of $22,400; forty-six dwellings have been built at a cost of $54,490, an average of nearly $1,200, which Indicates a good class of buildings. Additions to houses previously erected cost $12,850. The Chi cago, Rock Island & Pacific railway built an addition to lta roundhouse and pumping station at a cost of $4,000. The amount expended for cement and brick sidewalks and atreet crossings was $2,480, making a total of $96,000. Several buildings now In course of construction are not Included In above. RIDE IN PERILOUS POSITION Yoana; Men Board Vestlbalo Train aad 1 nable to Eater Are Compelled to Jump On. BLAIR, Neb., Dec. 27. (Special.) Quar termaster Sergeant Charlea H. Pierce and Oscar Jamea, both of Company I, Twenty second regiment, of Fort Crook, had an ex perience last night that they will not forget during their lifetime. They were on a Chrlstmaa visit to friends in this city and were late getting to the depot for the southbound train for Omaha. The Black Hills passenger waa lata three houra, bringing It here about the same time aa the Omaha train. Pierce and James awung onto the vesti bule entrance of the Black Hills passenger train on the Elkhorn road aa It pulled out for Missouri Valley, thinking It waa the Omaha train. The vestibule doors were locked and they were unable to make any one hear their cries, ss no passed between the cars. They both held on until within one mile of California Junction, la., when Picrce'a banda were ao frozen that he told his comrade that be would let go and drop. James tried to encourage him to hold on, aa he could aee the switch lights and the station, but Pierce again aald that ha could not hold on, and, making a jump, he dropped from the flying train, striking the frozen ground face downward, mashing his face al most to a Jelly. Jamea held on until the train pulled into the junction, Informed the trainmen, se cured a lantern and went back to find Pierce unconscious by the track. He took off his own overcoat and wrappej It around the Injured man and waited for a train that the operator told him would be along soon. Ha waited over two hours and then retraced his steps to the station and with the section men and a handcar brought Pierce to California Junction, after which he waa brought to Blair on a freight train and hia wounda dressed by Dr. W. H. Palmer, the company physician at this place. The men rode In their perilous position for nearly eight miles. They both bad re turn tlcketa over tha Omaha road and aald that they blamed no one but themaelves. Pierce was taken to Fort Crook. Charged with Burglary. NEBRASKA CITY. Neb.. Dec. 17. (Spe clal Telegram.) Carl Nelbart of Lorton waa before Judge H. G. Leigh this evening, charged with robbing the hardware store of C. H. Daunne of Lorton. The case was continued thirty days and the prisoner's bond was placed at $300, which was not given. . M. Perkins Goldea Weddlaa;. FAIRMONT, Neb., Dee. 27. (Special.) Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Perkina of Wast Blue 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT township celebrated their golden weddlne; yesterday. About 200 of their friends and neighbors were present and were treated to a bounteous repast. The presenta were valuable and plenti ful. Thla couple came from Illinois about twenty years sgo and aettled on the farm on which they now live. Mr. Perkins baa represented Fillmore county In the atate legislature and Is now a county commis sioner. The couple are hale and hearty. Wahoo Editor Eatertalaa. WAHOO, Neb., Dec. 27. (Special.) -Mr. and Mra. T. J. Pickett entertained tha coun try correspondents and the office force of the Wahoo Wasp at a 8 o'clock dinner and theater party last evening. About thirty guests assembled at the residence to par take of an elaborate spread. The house waa tastefully decorated with holly an" evergreen. Mr. Pickett gave a short addresa of welcome, saying that It was bis Inten tion to make an occasion like this an annual event, to bring the co-editors of the Wasp closer together and become better ac quainted. At 8:15 p. m. the jolly crowd ad journed to the opera house to witness "The Deemster." Friend Plaas live Bird Shoot. FRIEND, Neb., Dec. 27. (Speeial.) Friend haa arranged for a live bird shoot on January 1 and 2. Inducements ara being offered to amateur shooters from all over the state to be present, nnd arrangements have been made to sboot blue rocks and birds at the same lime. A tint will be kept warm on the ground for those v. ho ara present. Company f Gives n Banqnrl. NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Dec. 27. (Ppe clal Telegram.) Company C, Second regi ment. Nebraska National Guard, gave lta second anniversary banquet t'.'ls t venltig In Masonic hall. Over 100 plates were laid. Rev. A. E. Knickerbocker waa toaslmaater. A noteworthy spe-vh of the evening wsa by W. H. Pltzer, who pioposed "Theodora Roosevelt." Walks OsT n Brldsre. PLATTSMOUTH, Neb.. Dec. 27.--(8pe-clal Telegram.) This evening Louie Back enbush walked off the aide of the bridge at the corner of Ninth street and Wash ington avenue and broke b!s right leg be tween the knee and hip. He waa taken to tha Perkina bouse and Dr. Livingston re. dueed the fracture. Only Thirty Thoasaad. NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., Dec. 27.-(Special Telegram.) L. J. Jackson, a local at torney, today received word from an asso ciate In fan Francisco that the estate willed to the Tibbett's brothers of this city will amount to but a little over $30,000. It waa reported a few daya ago as being worth $100,000. Cora abellrr Crashes Flag-frs. BEATRICE. Neb.. Dec. 27. (Special Tel egram ) Charles Stevens, a prominent farmer residing In Lincoln township, bad his left hand badly mangled In a corn shelter today. It wss necessary to ampu tate the fingers. Cold at Beatrice. BEATRICE. Neb.. Dec. 27. (Special ) The coldest weather of tha fr.- .hi. section prevailed here yesterday. Tbe j thermometer registered I degrees below sero.