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TUT. OMAHA DAILY llF.El HATUIIIIAX. .IANIIAKV il. I'.IC.'I.
TEACHERS COMPLETE WORK
Knag to laep Busy Up ti the Time or
LEGISLATORS DRIFTING INTO THE CITY
Hat Aadltor Weatoa File Ilia Dr.
ort 4 Makes omf llrrnmmpn
datloa (rrmlni Finances
of the Mat.
(From a Staff "orr.pnndert.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 2 (Special.) After n
address by N. C. BehaeiTcr, state superin
tendent bf schools of Pennsylvsnla, at 8t.
Paul's church Isst nignt on the subject.
"Does Educstlon Psy?" the Stale Teachers'
association doted its meeting and many of
the teachers Immediately began prepara
tions to leve the city. The meeting has
been pronounced by all as the most suc
eenfal In the history of the association,
both from the educctlonal and enjoyment
standpoints. President Schurman. who had
been with the teachers for two days and
had delivered as many lectures, was bun
dled up and taken to Orr.aba by Attorney
J. W. Battln, a former Cornelllan, who
came for him this morning.
During their entire slay here the teachers
have done good, honest work, and the last
dsy there was no relaxation. The meeting
opened In general session and an address
was delivered by President Schurman, who
talked of "The Place of Literature In Edu
cation." Ir. the currlcnll of schools he was In
clined to plsce literature first, history next
and scleace third. Our civilisation, he
aid. Is Inherited rom the Greeks, and the
Greek boy's educations was largely litera
ture, with music and athletics as Its ac
companiments, and to this fact he attrib
uted the further fact that the Greeks pre
sented the highest type of civilization. He
also referred approvingly to the literary
teschlngs of the Chinese, whore the child
was taught to participate In the affairs
of government, and said that while there
wsa much In the lack of hospitality and
other characteristics of the Chinese open
to criticism, their attachment to literature
was not to be despised. Over against the
literary education, which during the last
100 years hss produced more changes in
the enrichment of the world thrn were
produced during the 1,000 years preceding.
The scientific education taught the prac
tical. It appeals, to the reason, while the
library education appeals to the soul and
la Intended to preserve all that Is best In
Sarah Louise Arnold of Boston talked of
"The Cltlxen and the School," and Nathan
C. Bchaeffer talked of "The Grades of
Thinking, and Thinking In the Grades."
Election of Officers.
After these literary proceedings the nom
inating committee hauled forth Its report
on officers and the report was unanimoualy
accepted by the association. The following
were elected for the ensuing year: A. W.
Fulmer. Pawnee, president; W. M. Kern,
Columbus, vice president; A. O. Thomas,
Kearney, secretary; member of the execu
tive committee, J. E. Delzell, Lexington;
reading circle board, W. C. Smith; educa
tional council, C. E. Bessey, university.
At the afternoon session of the county
superintendent's section the principal pa
per read was "How May' the Superintend
ents Reach the Various Educational
Forces," by C. Smrha of Fillmore county.
This was discussed by W. T. Bottendeld of
Nuckolls. The "Graduation of Rural
Schools According to a Prescribed Course
of Study, and Is the New State Course
Practical and Usable?" was dl-cussed by
. C. W. Henry, Ed C Bishop. . Estella M.
Daniels and A. E. Ward.
The college section wrestled with the
question. "Should Four Years of High
School Work be Accepted tor Admission to
Nebraska Colleges Without Reference to
the Subjects Pursued?" II. W. Caldwell of
the university thought so and George Suth
erland of Grand Island took the negative
. side of the question.
The high school section listened to a pa
per on the "Strong and Weak Points In tho
Average High School," by J. W. Crabtree
of Lincoln. L. E. Mumford and J. C. Don
aldson discussed the question, "Whether
the Present Athletic Feature Makes the
High School a Stronger Factor in the Com
munity?" A. H. Waterhouse of Omaha talked to the
grammar school department of "What the
High School Has a Right to Expect of the
Grammar School;" H. H. Hahn of Blair
discussed "The Department Teaching In
Grammer Grades" and W. L. Stephens lsad
the discussion. Gertrude Fleming of
Fremont read a paper on "Pupils Out
side Reading," and short talks were made
by H. Myers of Oakland and E. B. Sherman
The school board section held another In
teresting meeting; and many points of Im
portance were discussed.
In the primary section meeting the fol
lowing took part In the various discus
' slona: Venla M. Kellar, Elizabeth O'Con
nor, Mabel E. Wilcox, Mrs. F. E. Moores,
William Parker, Amelia Will, Nancy L.
Lewis and Margaret Peery.
During the teachers' stay here the chimes
In the St. Paul church have rung out regu
larly morning, noon and night and, befitting
the occasion at the adjournment, played
"Home. Sweet Home."
The executive committee of the Superln-
labor," the say
ing runs, and in a sense it
is true. But even love
"J I cannot lighten labor or
f I I make it easy for the wom
an who is lu constant suf
fering; from inflammation,
bearing . down paina or
other womanly diseases.
The one thing that con
make work easy for wom
en is sound health, and
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre
scription is the thing that
will give sound health
to sick women. It cures
womanly disease which
cause weakness, and cures
the backache, sideache, cervouaness and
other ills which ar the result of woman
I suffered from female weakness for twt
snoutns. writes alias Belle Hedrtck. of Nye.
riitnana Co., W. Va. "I wu treated by a good
physician but he never aretnrd 10 do aic any
gixxi. I wrate to Dr. . V. Pierce tor advice,
which I received, trllius me 10 take his ' Favor,
it ftnrnptloa' and Golden Medical Diacov
cry.' When 1 had used the medicine a a month,
my health waa much iuipntved. It has comm
on 10 improve uulil now 1 cau work at alraoat
II kinds of housework. I had aearcely aav
ppeiua, tmt it is all ruht bow. Have gained
several pounds is weight. Dr. Pierce's medi
cine have done wonderfully well here. 1
would advtae ail who Buffer froui chroukc d la
ease to wnie lo Dr. Pierce."
"Fvorit Prescription" makes weak
women wrong, sick women welL Ac
cept no substitute for the medicine
which works wonders for weak women.
Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical
Adviser is sent free on receipt of atanipj
to pay expense of mailing only. Send
si one-cent stamps for the paper-covered
book, or 31 stamps for tb cloth-bound
volume. Addies Dr. R. V, Pierce, Bui
Ul N. Y.
. 1 I
tendenta and Principals' association met
yestrrdsy and completed arrangements for
the program of the association next Octo
ber. A committee of university and public
school men will be appointed to revise the
high school manual or course of study for
adnptirn at the October meeting. This is
a subject of unending discussion among the
niarnta legislative ltaatloa.
The legislative situation Is still a matter
for conjecture. Several members of the
lower house were In the city this after
noon. Among them was Representative
Perry of Cambridge. He refused to say
anything concerning bis candidacy for the
speakership, but he did express his con
viction that the honor would go to the
west. Neither Mockett nor Thompson, ac
cording to him, have any positive assur
ance that they will win out. Mr. Perry
said that he would not be surprised to see
the caucus take up a western man.
Morsman, Gilbert, Nelson and Koetter of
the Douglas county delegation have been
in the city today. Mr. Nelson, who acted
as spokesmsn for the others, said thai the
delegation was not pledged to support any
candidate and he gave the Impression that
no guaranty of support wculi be given to
any candidate, unless be was sure to win
out. In that event he Intimated the whole
delegation would make haste to climb Into
the band wagon. He also said that the
outlook Is good for the appointment of a
Douglas county member as chairman of the
Despite the statement of Mr. Nelson that
the delegation is unpledged, a persls'.ent
rumor has been In circulation today to the
effect that the delegation would support
Thompson when It comes to a showdown.
Monthly Balance Sheet.
The monthly balance sheet of Auditor
Weston, compiled the first of the year,
hows that on December 1 there was on
hand (432,255.38. The receipts during the
month were $5t7,il.22; disbursements,
I434.2V7.39; balance on hand. $205,374. 21.
Following is the statement in detail:
On Wand Re- Pay- On Hand
Pec?. 1 ceints. merits. Dec. 31.
.1 8,06 t 44. 730 I K2..C4 t 46,013
Perm, school.... isi
Temp, school... 244,717
101, i92 101.133
Ag. Col. endow.
Hos. for Inoane
State library ...
Pen. spec, labor
Agri. ft Mech.
Ak. Kx perl men t
Pen. land fund.
Totals $432,256 $207,416 $434,297 $205,374
Three Would Be Veterinarians.
State Veterinarian Thomas, Dr. Sprague
of Butler county and Dr. Leseley of Saun
ders county would like to look after the
state's veterinary business. Todsy a dele
gation of Saunders county people was here
In the Interest of Dr. Lesaley and called
upon Governor-elect Mickey. The governor
has not intimated who will be the fortu
This afternoon the governor stated that
be had no announcements to make at pres
ent. He intimated, however, that Adjutant
General Colby would hold over until after
the Inauguration at least.
Flarnrlna; on Coal Contracts.
The Board of Purchase and Supply is In
session today and will be Saturday to pur
chase supplies for the various state Insti
tutions. The coal question occupied some
time of the board. Only one firm, however,
the Whitebreast company, put In a bid.
This firm now has the contract to supply
most of the Institutions with fuel. This
time It put In bids to furnish thirteen
kinds of coal, and the company hat the
option to furnish any one of the thirteen
kinds it sees fit. At present. It Is said,
the Lincoln asylum has two dsys' supply of
coal, Beatrice three days and at Hastings
the supply will run out Saturday at noon.
These are three of the Institutions which
received some of the precious emergency
coal bought at prices above the contract
price some time ago. Meat of the after
noon was spent on figuring on the purchsse
of clothing tor the inmates of the institu
tions. The Board of Irrigation met yesterday
sfternoon to pass on the sppeal asked by
William Frank from the decision of Sec
retary Dobson In the case of tbe Farmers'
Canal company. The board sustained ths
decision of Mr. Dobson and refused to
grant a new hearing. This will throw the
ess Into the courts In the near future.
IaaarlnaT Without Aathortty.
Ashton Myer. attorneys, have written
a letter to the Insurance department of
the auditor's office In which they go after
the American Benevolent association. The
attorneys say that the company has no
right to do business In the state and that
It advertises "no claims unpsld, no liabil
ities, no claims In litigation." In contra
diction of this the attorneys say that re
cently one of their clients got Judgment
against the company for $225, which Is still
unpaid, though in the published list of paid
claims this client is announced to have re
ceived $50. The company sent him a check
tor that amount and It was refused. Mr.
Bsbcock ssld the company had no author
ity from the state to do business here. The
headquarter of the company Is In St.
Auditor Weston' Report.
Auditor Weston today filed with the gov
ernor his annual report of his office. It
contains 380 pages and Is issued earlier
this year than ever before In the history of
the state. His ststementa of the condition
of the state's finances and his recommenda
The matter calling most urgently for at
tention at the present time is (he condi
tion of state finance, botn present and
prospectively. On November So, llwu, thj
floating Interest-bearing debt of the state
amounted to ll.7H2.4S5.ll. On November 30,
!. It amounted to $1.9X9,328.(3 an increase
of $3,R43 K. This Increase will be consid
erably augmented by the end of the bien
nial period for which the last legislative ap-
Sroprlatlons were mane, vis., April 1, 1903.
ly predecessors in oflte for a number of
years pust have called attention to the
gradually Increasing debt of the state and
the necessity lor a revision 01 tne revenue
laws. Kecommendatlona made hsve been
punned unheeded by successive legislatures.
1 deem it my ouiy 10 main ran attention
lo these conditions, which have not im
proved the blennium that has Just ex
pired. 'I he general fund spproprlat Ions made by
the legislature of 1901 amounted to 12.356.-
77 for the blennium. The amount that
can be realised by the general fund from
the two state levies made during the blen
nium cannot exceed fl.gj.iins.Sl. and will
probably be considerably leas. The collec
tions from miscellaneous sources during
the blennium credited 10 the general fund
will approximate fcVU.OuO. Thus th total
mount that the general funJ ran realise
from all sources will be approximately II.-
i7.fiM.31. As stated shove, the appropria
tions amounted to n.35&.7.77. making a de
ficit of Hw.i'iHM for the blennium.
Statement No. 4 contains an estimate of
prvbaMe receipts for the fiscal period com
mencing April 1, 1SH3. and ending March 11,
liS. th period for which tut appropria
tions of the Twenty-eighth evasion of the
legislature will be made. This estimate Is
baaed on actual receipts for the two ytarj
ending Iecember 1, 14. Th actual re
celpta for the blennium ending March til,
lnni. cannot r much greater than this esti
mate without a radical change in our rev
enue system sn1 in the rm-thoj of assessing
property throughout the atute. The aggre
gate tstlmate of reiflpta as shown by
aiatement No. Is H.O-.SI.&31.75. distributed
ss follows :
tleneral fund $2,07 fis 01
Bi hool f und 1.34a. 1M 7
I'nlveratty fund U'7.11
Normal school fund lj Vi
fltata library fund '. 7.si3.)
Penitentiary labor fund 44.M1 31
Hospital for Inaane fund l.4 ,4
Statement No. contain an Umat of
expenditure for the Cr period rnmnnr
Irs April 1. 1f"H. and rndl -g Mtrch 31.
Thl acrersl estimate l based on ewtimstes
furnlpheil by the various departments anil
ty the hendn of lntitutiotx and aggregates
14. 737 . IVS" 67. 1 hnrser ble ss tollows.
Oenernl fund $J.C4.ft".1 27
I'nlversltv ttmd 7"4.w HI
J.lhrsry fund .i'0)
Normal school fund 7. .' 3i
Penitentiary labor tund 4Rll 3t
Temporary school fund l,34...111.t;
A rompnris'in of these estimates of re
ceipts nnd expenditure for the next blen
nium riircose the fact thr.t there will le
s gcntral fund deficit approximating ssVi,
.it;. This conclusion Is tmsril upon pres
ent conditions. The only w.iy to avoid this
Imjwndlng 1. elicit nd rnrsru'.ient Imrense
of the floating debt is to scale down appro
priations much below the tstlmate or to re
vise the revenue system so that general
fund receipts can be made to meet expen
ditures faae of Decreased Revenue.
The primary cause of the decline of the
revenuts of the state, or rather the failure
of the revenues to respond to expedlturce.
has been ami Is the low assessment of ail
tpeclcs of prnpirty throughout the state
and th. escape of much property from any
taxation whatever. The rranl assessment
i'f Ihe state reached Its highest point In
1VS3, when It stood at $194.73.1. 142. The fo'
lowtng table shows the assessment for e.uh
year from 1M'3 to KHiJ, Inclusive:
IV. 3 $191,733,124 9i $17 .S10.7K3
1S4 l!'3,717.4.'i Iy0 H.li. '.".'
l-.i 171.J.2o7l: 171.747.5.
lSti lt!,".07S.27fi 1101 1,4 .4S9.".'5
197 loo.l3.73S 1.I2 179.976.5rt7
The low aggregate assessment of the
state Is due to the fact that property of
all kinds is assessed much below Its fair
cash value by the local assrsors. The state
board whose duly It Is to make the levy
for state purposes has no power to change
An improvement In state Pnances. how
ever, need not wait upon legislation of this
kind. An enlargement of the powers of
the board whore duty It Is to make the
levy for state purposes will solve the dlttl
culty as far as stste revenues are con
cerned. For many years past the board
has been permitted to levy only S mills
for general fund purposes and for many
years under this limitation It hss been Im
possible to mak! revenues meet expendi
tures. Unless some provision can be made
for an immediate snd v.'ry considerable in
crease in the total assessment of the state,
a remit that does not st this moment seem
probable, the limit for the general fund
levy should be enlarged to 64 or 1 mills. A
levy of 7 mill, even on the oasis of present
low assessments, would bring to the treas
ury funds sufflrtwnt to meet present current
expenditures and prevent further accumula
tion of debt.
The question may be asked what shall be
done with the present floating debt. To
this it may be replied that If the law caO
be so amended as to cause current revenues
to meet current expenditures the receipts
from delinquent taxes of past years will
take care of a portion of the present d?bt.
In addition to this it would perhaps be well
for the legislature to authorise a small
sinking fund levy for a number of years.
Under such an order of business the float
ing debt could be rapidly cared for.
WOMAN SWALLOWS POISON
TaUes Dote of Morphine, hat Is Saved
by Physician with Stomach
BEATRICE, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special.)
Mrs. Charles Cobura. residing at 100S Mar
ket stret, this city, attempted suicide las',
night by swallowing a quantity of morphine.
A physician was summoned when It was
discovered that she had swallowed the dniG
and succeeded In resuscitating her Wy tb
us3 of a stomach pump.
It Is alleged that Mrs. Coburn had trouble
with her husband the forepart of the week, I
which resulted in his leaving her.
Despondency Is said to be the cause of
her attempt at self-destruction.
Social Event at David City.
DAVID CITY, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special.)
One of the most Important social events
in the history of David City occurred yes- t
terday, when the women of tho Ingleslde j
club entertained the ni.?mb;rs cf the David j
City Commercial club at the parlors of the j
Commercial club from 3 to 6 p. m. Tho !
Ingleslde club Is a strong organisation with
a membership of about fifty. Mrs. 8. C. I
B?nnlson I president, Mr3. J. P. Axmaker, j
recording secretary, and Mrs. F. A. Snow,
corresponding secretary. The reception
committee was: Mrs. A. J. Evsns, Mrs. S.
C. Bennlson, Mrs. F. J. Ayers. Mrs. E. Wll
llsms, Mrs. S. C. Beede. Mrs. S. D. Coe,
Mrs. Josle Long and Mrs. J. J. Roberts.
Light refreshments were served, which
were hugely enjoyed by all. George M.
Davis of Omaha and Loren Jordan of
Gresham were among the out-of-town vis
itors. This will be long remembered by
all who were present as one of the most
important events cf the year 1903.
Bnalnes Chance at Table Rock.
TABLE ROCK. Neb.. Jan. i (Special.)
Quite an Important change will take place
her In business circles this week. Mr.
S. G. Wright, who has been engsgej here
In tho drug business for th? last eight or
ten years, hss sold out his business to
Fred M. Colwell of Pawnee City, Neb., who
comes well recommended to our people.
The goods are being Invoiced and the
change Is to be made at once. Mr. Wright
had charge also of the Bell telephone office
since Its entrance In Tablo Rock, and its
management will pass to tho new pro
prietor. Mr. Wright will be ssdly missed
from tbe business circles of Table Rock.
Retlrlnsr Member Dine Colleaaraes.
FREMONT. Neb., Jan. 2. (Special.) The
Board of Supervisor finished Its business
today. J. W. Scxou wss reappointed stew,
ard of tbe poor farm, the bonds of the
various county officers approved and con
siderable routine business transacted. Representative-elect
Joseph Roberts, who re
tires from the board, gave a dinner this
noon to tbe bosrd, county officers, deputies
and clerks. County Judge Brlggs, who had
just returned from his wedding trip, acted
as toastmaster, and a pleasant time was
bad by all who were present.
Dodge County Morlfcaae Record.
FREMONT. Neb., Jan. I. (Special.) Th
following Is tbe mortgage record of Dodge
county for the month of December, 1902:
Fsrm mertgages recorded 11, smount $25,
4&8.06; released 18, amount $23.254. it. Town
and city mortgages recorded 7, amount
$4,345; released 15, amount $6,945.67. Chat
tel mortgages filed 59, amount $25,407.97;
released 15, amount $120,647.89. Total chat
tel mortgages Bled during 1901 Is 928,
amount $320,130.26; released (99, amount
BrlgUt Yoaa- Man of All
ALMA. Neb.. Jan. 2. (Special.) B. H.
Grlgsby, one of .the most promising young
men of this city, will on tomorrow return
to Lincoln and re-enter tbe law department
of tho State university. Mr. Oiigsby will
graduate this year from that department
and enter the actual practice of his pro
fession In some one of tbe larger cities of
the stat. His many friends and the mem
bers of th profession bere loak forward
to see Mr. Grlgsby on of th leading law
yer of tb state.
Neve Telephone Company Organised.
ALMA. Neb.. Jsn. . (Special.) The
Farmers' and Merchants Telephone com
pany cf this plae will Instsl Its exchange
at Orleans next week with fifty subscribers.
Tb company will then have exchanges at
Alma, Orleans, Republican City and Stam
ford, and toll lines connecting thsss towns.
It will soon make application for fran
chises at Oxford and Holdrege and extend
It toll line to connect with th Franklin
County Telephone company.
W it at e n Dlacns Labor I alaaa,
RISING CITY. Neb.. Jan. J (Special.)
The women of the Helen Gould club met la
open session at th home of Mr. Foxiard,
one of It members. New Ycsr's eve. An
Interesting program wss listened to, on
of th principal featurea of which wss a
psper prepared and read by J. A. Relcbsa
bock on lb subject "Labor talons. "
BORE JOR OIL AT C1IADR0N
Unloading of Drilling Machinery Causet
OMAHA MEN INTERESTED IN ENTERPRISE
Me Who Pretend to Know Say For
snatloaa Are Particularly Favor
able to the Finding of
CHADRON, Neb., Jan. . (Special.)
Eight rompsnies hsve been organized re
cently In this county for the purpose cf
boring for oil, and filings have been made
on sixty-four plscer oil mining rlslms in
Bcsvcr creek vslley, about ten miles north
east of Chadron. Two of these companies
have their origin In Omaha and Douglas
county. Nebraska, one In Chlcsgo, one In
Denver, one in Pottawattamie county,
Iowa, two In Teller county, Colorado, and
one In Chadron. For six months last a party
has been surveying and seeking Informa
tion about certain pieces of land lying to
ihe nrrtheast of this place, but the rsnchers
of thst section evidently supposed it to be
the much-tslked-ot Colonel Mosby and
Mosby's terrible gang of fence destroyers,
and are yet making tise of the Incident
and the doughty colonel as a bugaboo to
frighten a chance unruly youngster Into
submission. Until recently, however, very
little thought was given the matter by
the cltlsens, but a few days ago, when
several cars of oil well drilling machinery
arrived In this city over the Burlington
from Colorado and a large force of men and
teams were employed to move the ma
chinery to the location of operations, con
siderable excitement prevsiled.
The company which ha begun operations
Is composed of eight persons of Omaha
and Douglas countv, but It Is understood
thst officlafs of the Elkhorn railroad are
backing the enterprise and are having the
work done through the company composed
of these persons.
The Bee correspondent understands tbe
Burlington has been making eome borlugs
In the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming, and
at other places oa its line, with very little
success, and as some of the companies or
ganized were undoubtedly organized In the
interest of that road, they are also ex
pected to make eome borings bere soon, and
It I said that the machinery of another
large company will arrive In a few days.
The geological condition of this field
are certainly the most favorable of any In
the northwest. The district, which lies In
the basin of th Beaver creek, near Its
confluence with the White river, ha re
cently been surveyed and mapped by the
parties Interested In the exploitation of
the enterprise and your correspondent has
been able to ascertain from most reliable
sources that the prospect of production of
crude oil In commercial quantities I un
An anticline exist here, exposing the
Niobrara and Fort Benton shales, under
lying which the Dakota sandstone Is found
and It is this which Is recognized through
out the middle west as the best rock
stratum for ihe collection and storage of
crude oil In large quantities.
This crest or anticlinal fold forma a great
reservoir In an Inverted position which
fills up with oil and gas forced Into It by
the water from the surrounding strata.
A compact covering oT shale prevents the
escape of the oil and gas from the reser
voir very much the same as a cork retains
the contents of a bottle. The strata' up
lifted In this anticline belongs to th lower
cretaceous beds which when covered with
shalo offer the most favorable points for
boring from an economic ' and sc'entlflc
standpoint. . With no coal dopoalts or wood
available within Its borders. La oil Held
would be a great boom for Nebraska.
Two competing lines of rsllroad, the Elk
born and Burlington, enter this region, to
which the oil could be piped and distributed
throughout the stste for fuel, lighting and
Parties interested in the enterprise say
that the work will be pushed with all pos
MANGLED IN CORN SHREDDER
Kalrbnry Mnn Has Arm Tars Off ssd
Side Badly Lacer
ated. FAIRBURY. Neb.. Jsn. 2. (Special.)
Mlltcn Shelley, while feeding a corn shred
der this morning at the Keaterson rsnch,
wss caught In tbe machine and his right
arm was torn off nesr the shoulder and bis
side badly lacerated. He waa brought to
this city snd given surgical assistance
promptly, but hi condition is very critical.
Shelley lives near Plymouth, this county.
Farmer Orstanlse Uraln Company.
ARAPAHOE. Neb.. Jsn. 2. (Special Tel
egram.) Tho Farmers' Co-operative Grain
and Live Stock association met today to
complete the organization begun two week
ago. R. B. Chambers wss electro, presiaeui,
A. Dsllcmand secretary and Smith Paine
treasurer. A board of five directors was
elected and W. S. Curry was made manager
o take charge of shipping, which will be
gin as soon as he can secure car. Tbe
delegates chosen to the Lincoln meeting
on Jsnuary 82 were: A. Dsllemsnd. W. 8.
Curry and J. P. Bynder. The association
took membership In the centrsl association.
Over thirty charter members are enrollej
end nearly $500 of stock I now subscribed.
Mr. Vincent of Omsha was present by Invi
tation and lent his assistance In perfecting
Knarlne J nan pa th Track.
ELKHORN. Neb., Jan. J. (Special.)
Union Pacific engine 1718, attached to an
extra freight train, left the rails whll
going on a sidetrack at th west end of
the yards bere at 11 Z0 this rooming. Tb
wrecking crane cam out from Omaha, put
It back and the track was cleared at 1:15
this afternoon. The engine rocelvsd but
Woraca Glv Heceptloa.
TABLE ROCK. Neb., Jan. . (Special.)
The women of the W. 8. A. society at
this place gave a New Year' recaption at
th fine parlor of Mr. C. R. Smith from
t p. ra. till 5 p. m.. at which tb attendance
was large. The parlors were decorated with
holly, mistletoe and Spanish moss and the
suffrage colors. Tb table, with ferns, and
a profusion of potted plants also adorned
the rooms. The hostess and the officers
of tbe society formed th receiving line.
Gypalc Stop at Beatrice.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Jan. I. (Special.)
There ar twelve families of Gypsies who
bav gone Into winter quarters nesr this
city. They are having their large living
van repaired and painted and getting
ready tor the road In the spring.
Dall I Pleasant Social Evtat.
BEATRICE. Nsb.. Jsn. 2. (Special.)
The Assembly, a club composed of married
peoplo of this city, gave a Nsw Year' ball
last evening, which proved to be a pleasant
social event and which was attende'd by
about aevsnty-flv couples.
lew Harvest at Beatrice.
BEATRICE. Nb.. Jsn. 2. (Special.)
A larg fore of men r harvesting Ice
for Frsnk Baits, a local dealer. Tb Ice
I about seven Inches la thickness and of a
Peruna is recommended by fifty members of B
Congress, by Governors, Consuls, Generals.
Majors, Captains Admirals, Eminent Physi
cians. Clergymen, Hospitals and Public institu
tions and thousands upon thousands of those in
the humbler walks of life.
LIKELY TO FICIIT OVER OIL
Excitement Over Location in Wyoming
Fields Continual to Grow.
REPORT OF A FIGHT IN FOSSIL FIELDS
Storm Threatening; and Many le
vator Are Oat from the Settle
ments lily Prepared to
Meet It Itla-ora.
SPRING VALLEY. Wyo., Jan. 2. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Intcnsa exclt;mcnt pre
vslls In the oil fields here, at Hill. ard and
Fcssil and a clash may occur at any time.
A many locators who w?nt to the remote
districts bsve not returned, it is feared
there may have been bloodshed, and the
news of tragedies on the plains Is expectej
at any time.
A report was received today that sev
eral persons hsd been wounded In a fight
In the FosbII fields, but the stcry lacks
confirmation. A storm threatens to com
plicate matters, for there are a largo num
ber of claim locators In the flcldi who
did not prepare for rough weathrr or a loot
stsy In the open. M. F. White and a
party of four left Cumberland Wednesday
night for the Round mountsin country and
have not been heard from. C. F. Moss
man hesded a party cf twenty-five well
mounted and equipped men that started out
from Kemmrrer severs', days ago, but they
have not been seen since.
It now appears that the Inactivity of sev
eral of tho large concerns during the last
few months was for the purpose of keeping
enthusiasm In check until after tbe first of
the year thst tbey might secure large
tracts of valuable land at little or no cost.
Land has cdvsnced rapidly In value and
thcae who got left In the rush are now pay
ing from $100 to I&C0 per acre for choice
Orannlse Ceil era ted I nloa.
BEATRICE, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special Tele
gram.) A meeting, attended by about 200
laboring men, Including all the labor or
ganizations of the city, wa h;ld tonlfcht
In Flrmn' hall for the purposo of or
ganizing Under the Federation of Labor.
iprMU ' - M'fJ A fJ-V?; f 11(0
hUmmm It Cools, It Sootr
The meeting was addressed by a number of
the laboring men of the city and before an
adjournment was taken a federation was
organized with a membership of sixty-two.
A charter will be ordered at once. Another
meeting will be held next Friday night.
LEGISLATORS REACH PIERRE
J. 8. Browne Appears to Lead la tbe
Race for the Speakership
PIERRE. S. R. Jan. 2. (Special Tele
gram.) About fifty members of the legis
lature and friends arrived on the after
noon train and organization talk has be
gun. J. S. Browne of Brown and J. M.
Carroll of Kingsbury aro the candidates for
speaker who sro on Ihe grounds, 'adlcs- j
fflr.na nnmr ra that Tlrnm-np han the lead In I
the race as It slsnds. Colonel T. O. Orr of j
Evarts Is here looking after his candllazy
for secretsry cf tho eonste. Mitchell anil
Redflelrt have delegations on the grouuil
looking after their Interests and thu Huron
delegation will probably be in on the night
Reception to Law Maker.
ABERDEEN, S. D., Jn. 2. (Special Tele
gram.) The reception, banquet and smoker
In honor of tho memberB-elect of the legis
lature enroute to Pierre, given by tho busi
ness men st the Sherman bouse last even
ing, was a very enjoysble affair. Prominent
men from all over the state were present.
Appropriate toasts were responded to by
all the speakers and a general good time
Identify Froat Victim.
ETUROIS. S. D., Jsn. 2. (Special.)
The frozen man found on the roadside ten
miles south of the South Morean has been
Identified being Chris Nelson.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair Halurda) and Probably Knariay
I ProiaKe for Western
WASHINGTON. Jan. 2. Forecast: j
For Nebraska, North and Smith Pakotas, j
Kansas, Indian Territory, Oklahoma and
Sore Head, Sore Nose, Sore Throat?
Sore Lips, Sore Ftce, Sore Chest?
Sore Muscles, Sore Back, Neuralgia?
COLDS IN THE HEAD?
Cools, It Soothes, It Cures.
2Sc , 50c , and H CO Bottles. All Druggtats.
tUK KAXU UV KlUS IU., 1ST It AftU UOlt.LlI STS OMAHA.
Arkansas Fair Saturday and probably
For Wyoming and Colorado Fair Satur
day and Sunday.
For Illinois Fair Saturday, preceded be
ano in northwest portion; Sunday, fsir;
fresh to brisk north winds.
For Iowa Fair Saturday and colder In
central and eastern portions; Sundiy, fnlr.
For Missouri Fair Saturday and colder
In northwestern portion; Sunday, fair.
OFFICE OF THE WKATIIfCR BUREAU,
OMAHA, Jan. 2. CMTVIul record of teni-l-rut
tiro ami precipitation compared with
tho corresponding dsy of thu last thiv
112. WOI. 1!KM. IbW.
Maximum temperature.... 3.1 to 28 1'
Minimum temperature.... 2u W ft 5
Mean temperature 'it W 16 1
Pieeli llatli n . 01 . .1) M
llecurd (' temperature and prectpltntlui)
at Uinaha (r this Jxy and since March I,
Normal tempcritiire 17
Kxeevs for the dHy Il
Tut il excess since March 1 1H6
Normal pr rlpliHltoii Inch
I icilclency fur the diiy IW Incn
Precipitation lim e March 1 D.tiS Int-hea
Deficiency since March 1 J Inch
PeMclvncy .'or lor. prr.iid, Wi ... ldlni liei
Deficiency for cor. period, l'.n'l 03 Inch
ltcport from "lotion at 7 I. M.
CONDITION OF THU
Vi I- mine, clear
j North I'lattt . clesr
. t hi'j enni', i ii'nr
I Salt lnk City, cloudy.
! Itnpld 1 Ity. clear
1 Huron. cUnr
St. '.ouN, r lining
Ft. l';i ill. clouily
1 lavcnpiirt, snowing
i' h"ih.i ''I'v, cloudy...
Ili I. na, cloirly
I I'mnrck. cloudy
):ilv -sio'i. cle ir
3i 3 .nj
20 221 T
Ml 3i .n
a-x! 4 H .oa
I 3H .01
4. 41I .on
2)' 2t .lid
T liulicales tiace of precipltiitlnn.
I. A VKI n.
Local Forecast Official
Catarrh, Fever Blisters?
Sere Joints, Sore Feet?
Frost Bites, Soft Corns?
Burns, Cuts, Sprains, Bruises ?
Swellings and Inflammations ?
tioa ftitnaUtd or taoaey tdazdti.
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