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TFIE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1905.
PRISON CONGRESS VANGUARD
Bcofotarj Milligan Arrivet U Prepare for
the Big Meetiog.
COMPLIMENTS THE LOCAL COMMITTEE
tata Labor Barean Is Haw Boer Fl-artae-
l'p How Mick fori Was
Ralaed a Nebraska Daring?
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Oct. 20 (Special.) John U
Mllllgan. aecretaiT of ths National Prison
association, was the first of the officers of
the association to reach Lincoln. He ar
rived this morning from his home In Al
legheny, Pa., and at once opened head
quarters In the Ltndell hotel. Mr. Mllll
gan's first duty was to write to Justice
teemer of the Iowa supreme ' bench to
set his consent to change the date of his
address from Thursday to Wednesday
night. This because It Is Impossible for
Governor Hoch of Kansas to be here on
"Wednesday night and It Is probable that
he will be unable to come at all.
"This IS my first trip to Lincoln." said
Mr. Mllllgan, "and from what I have seen
of the city and of the state I am well
Impressed. I am well pleased with the
arrangements made by the local committee
well, t think our Lincoln meeting will be a
most Interesting one."
Inaarance Depatr Paaaled.
Insurance Deputy Pierce Is trying to
figure out how to Issue a license to the
Bankers Union of the World In conform
ity with the supreme court's latest Inter
pretation of Its decision In the matter,
which was given out lant night after the
court had studied Its opinion for one night
and day. The license specifies that the
law has been complied with, while the su
preme court In telling what Is meant In
Its opinion In the case said the auditor
must Issue the license If the Insurance
company promised and made assurances
that It would pay Into Its mortuary fund
some 14.000 which it was alleged by the
Insurance department . had been Illegally
drawn out of it. Mr. Pierce and the at
torney general are working on a special
license to conform to that Interpretation
and avoid saying the law had been com
The action of the court has occasioned
considerable gossip among lawyers and
state officers over this decision. When It
first came down denying the writ asked
for by the plaintiff. Chief Justice Holcomb
was asked for an Interpretation or me
court's decision and replied that the license
must not Issue until President Spinney
had put the 14.000 In the mortuary fund.
The department so Informed Spinney, and
Judge Field and Attorney General Brown
then asked the court for Its Interpretation
of the onlnion and It came down last night,
giving Bplnney until December 1 In which
to replace the money
The license to. be
" I . . .... . t
for the moetlng. I have never seen better win nave to mu u...
arrangements nor more Interest being taken
In a meeting of the association.
"Wa have a splendid program and we
will have a great attendance. In most of
the states the governors have appointed
on an average of fifteen delegates and
from the western states and from Missouri
and Iowa we are expecting great crowds.
I expect full;- 200 delegates from the east
ern states. She governor of Pennsylvania
appointed twenty-six delegates and sixteen
of them will be here. From Pittsburg will
rome seven and from the central part of the
elate three will come and six will come
from Philadelphia. The delegates will be
gin to come In tonight and many of them
will be here by tomorrow In time for the
first meeting tomorrow evening."
Mr. Mllllgan has been elected secretary
of the national association seventeen
time. On two occasions he has resigned.
but the association refused to consider
his resignation. He expects to resign again
this year, but ar this habit has become
chronic with him It Is supposed the asso
ciation will again refuse to listen to him.
On five different occasions he has been ap
pointed to represent the government In
foreign occasions like the present. In
discussing the objects of the national asso
ciation Mr. Mllllgan said:
"The association was organized in 1870 In
Cincinnati and Governor Hayes of Ohio was
MUi Iay a Hamorls.
In answer to Inauirtes sent out by Super
intendent McBrlen regarding the qualinca-
tlons of candidates for county superin
tendent, one was received this morning
which made even Mr. McBrlen admit there
was some humor In one of the candidates.
The letter that caused Mr. McBrlen to
smile was from Miss Anna V. Day of Bea
trice candidate for county superintendent
in Gage county. After the preliminaries
Miss Day wrote:
n in h fnnnA the names and quail
flcatlona of the candidates for county su
perintendent of liage county.
Kejpunncan nn . ,"w
Democrat Anna V. Day.
Tvinullst Anna V. Day.
ah nr the above hold professional state
certificates good for life.
Miss Day was elected for a nrs. "
... - ii aia ,h nerve
as a repuoncan ana
her county that she was endorsed by the
other parties for a second term. Accord
Mr -NfcTtrlen she earned her life
i.nnn .fter a most difficult examina-
tlon and she was highly compliment
the examining board. '
In two other counties politics have failed
to cut any figure In the selection of candl
ntv superintendent. In Red
Willow county Miss Flora B. Quick who
was elected for a first term on
ticket, was endorsed by the "P"bc"
before the fusion party rm.uoo..-
have an average yield of forty-five or fifty
bushels per acie In order to confirm the es
timated yields quoted above. According to
the government reports of 19H there were
only six states In the union which had an
average yield of thirty-five bushels per acre
or more. Of these three were as high as
thirty-eight or more, the highest being
Maine with S9.7. Although this year has
been an exceptionally good season for corn
there have been several storms destructive
to the crops In various communities and It j
Is believed that the bureau's average yield
for the state on com will not exceed thirty- I
eight bushels. Although the compilations
are still In the course of preparation. It Is
probable they will show an Increase In the
neighborhood of 20.ooO.OHO bushels on corn
over 1904. and that the Fprlng and winter
wheat crop for the year will exceed 40.000,000
Oendlna Oat Sample Ballots.
Secretary of State Galusha will have some
sample election ballots printed and mailed
out to the various county clerks today.
This year there will be five rings at the
top of the ballot, one earn for the repub
lican, democratic, populists, socialists and
prohibition parties. This Increase of one
party Is due to the fact that the democratic
and populists fused without calling It fu
sion. This last act of these two parties will
cause some embarrassment to voters In
counties out In the state where there is
fusion between the two parties and frequent
Inquiries have been made at the state house
regarding the effect of placing a cross In
the ring after one or the other of the two
In a county where there la recognized fu
sion a straight democratic vote or a
straight populist vote will count only for
the head of the ticket. In other words, a
cross on the ballot after the name of either
of the fusion parties will affect the ticket
only Insofar as there Is fusion. It has been
recommended that inasmuch as there Is
bound to be confusion over the fusion that
all parties should place a cross In the circle
after the word republican..
elected the first president. A year later . , otn county R. C. King,
Governor Seymour of New York was repubilcan running for a third term, has
chosen president and served a number of onDOSltlon. Superintendent McBrlen Is
years until his death, and then ex-Presl- M pleaBea wjth the absence or pontics
dent Hayes waa chosen president and served fTOm tne .iection of county superlnttndents,
until Ms oeatn. oince mat time mo presi- tne qualifications or tne
dency has been given to various prominent I rtsen above ollttcs.
men In different parts of the country. I anme Ignore the Law.
Objects of Asaoclatloa. information has Just reached the office
"The oblect of the association Is the dls- I D..,itanient McBrlen mat some
cusslon of penological science, criminal law, county superintendents contemplated re
reform, prison finance, ' the care of dls- lewinK certificates which expired under
charged prisoners. Juvenile reformatories, the old jaW( without paying any attention
prison labor and the general uplifting or I to th0 requirements unaer ma -
humanity. enacted by the late legislature.
Prison labor Is one of the greatest ques- , definite information was receiv-a vi
tlons at this time. In the east the labor Mr McBrleti on the subject, no ai
unions are Insisting; that prisoners be re- , .,',. - 1-tter to the county superln-
.qulred to do only the simplest work with tendent. calling their attention to tne pro-
the use of machines and the fight Is com- vu,i0ns of the new law ana wuru.us
ing iMs way. In some states they have se- that t0 renew the old certificates would
cured the enactment of laws In conformity .ubject them to prosecution and probably
with their Fernanda. Another e-reat work - .-I,.,-, nf their Dortton of the State
a iwuciw. - - . .
tnortlonment of school mony.
letter Mr. McBrlen said:
Permit me to call your attention to rule
nPoTm.mnew certificate , law. reia Ive to
granted under the old law become Invalid.
PhaebSen surprised to hear some .of our
euuerlntendents tain senuumy
Ste. granted under the old law when
they expire-eyen e A'
ih.g mnlpmii atea renewing mim e..-
with their demands. Another great work
we have la looking after discharged prls
oners and giving them a chance to make
"The association is now composed of
about 40U members, made up of people who
are Interested in this kind of work. It Is
doing much good and Is attracting at ten
tion even In the old country- Recently Dr.
Roedenthaler of Frankfort, representing
the German government, called upon me for county certificates. Such BUPerlnenJn"
a report of our work In our effort, to e.tab- fall to realize tsacredneand the force
1 Ish the Indeterminate sentence. Dr. Roeden-I 0.r.ni and ooen violation or law.
. i v, .v.. ,.,. . I J,.u. 2a Gth taken bv every county
Wlltin H H irocu m iuu buunuf win. tuna I WO o ti , . -' - .
making hi. study and I think probably he 2J,nt;mnw.U.PtS ." "theonl.tuu!
will be at the meeting, but I am not ure, tion 'of the United States, the constitution
as he haa an engagement In New York at of Nebraska, and the laws of our country
"Chancellor Andrews I. on our program
and I shall be glad to hear him speak. He
Is spoken of in our country as a man of
much learning and ability and In securing
him for an address the association has done
THREE VICTIMS OF KfROSESE
Two Children Dead and Mother la
BLADEN. Neb.. Oct. 20. Two girls dead
and their mother In a dying condition Is
the result of trying to start the kitchen
fire with kerosene at the home of Fred Plel
One daughter, aged 1, the other daughter
a child of 4 years are dead. Mrs. Plel can
not live, as her body Is terribly blistered
and she la suffering from the horrible
The elder daughter was pouring oU on
the fire, when the kerosene can exploded
the building catching fire, destroying the
structure and nearly all of the contents.
Neighbors rushed to the scene and carried
out the Inmates of the burning home. Mr.
Plel was In bed, having been In 111 health
for some time.
Mr. Plel was In Blue Hill, eight miles
away, where he was working for the Bur
One boy and two girls were at school,
while another girl was working in the
country. The family was not In good finan
cial circumstances and a subscription has
been raised for the burial of the victims
and to provide for necessaries for the
Tou buy the Knabe Piano, the
Kranleh & Bach, or the Kimball,
and you know they are equal to the
blue mine stones you read about.
You take no chances as to the future
of the Instruments you know the
quality Is there and the prloe is right
Then again, the easy payment plan
appeal, to the trade, and, having the
pianos marked In plain figures, makes
buying easy. This Is known as the
To those who cannot quite reach
the price of the fancy grades of pl
aos, we recommend such well-known
pianos as the Hallet-Davla. Krell,
Sterling. Mathuahek, Cable-Nelson,
Hoape, Burton, Whitney, Hln and
This line of Pianos ha. been so
long In use by our good people that
further comment would be super
fluous, but we again remind them
mat our un-year guarantee goes
alih every piano we sell.
Wfitui ou ca buy good piano,
from the oldent establlahtd house
with full security and perfect con
fidence, at prices that are positively
a saving of no less than 150 and up
to tiuO. you have no exuuse for buy
ing elsewhere. Brand new Planoa
are selling for (146. $15, flSa, U.
fclto, Z7i at retail and on small pay.
munts (Inclusive of stool and scarf),
pianos tl.at are doub.y venxercd,
tiltflUy polished, tilgn grade actions,
Ivory keys and the best cf mu
sic wire, also a foundation built Ilka
a bouse for strength and durability,
what mora can we offer? except that
we do take small monthly payments
from $i up.
You pay no more money when buy
ing on time than for cash. Pianos
aie marked in plain figures and no
more will be aeked.
A word about ORGANS We have
the celebrated Klmlxtll organs, as
well as our own. We sell the new
organs at prices from i.i.ju and up.
according to atyle. We have used
organa for IJ0, l.'i, ISO, which can be
boi. slit on 5w weekly payments.
Piano tuning, pUno repairing, pi
ano rebuilding, piano packing and
moving, as well as the baat .took of
stools ana scerrs.
JMJ-ttlS DOUGLAS STREET.
FAnSIFR DRINKS SELF TO DEATH
Conaamee Two Jess of Whisky Before
KEARNEY. Neb., Oct. 20. (Special Tele
gram.) James Halpln, a farmer living in
Loup township, was found dead this morn
ing near his home. Halpln has been ad
dicted to the liquor habit for years and
that was the cause of his death. His
wife ha. gone Insane from her troubles
and yesterday was sent to the Hastings
asylum. The last time that he was seen
alive was yesterday afternoon, when he
was found sitting In the road beside his
buggy In the spot where his body was
found this morning.
It la supposed that he got out of the
buggy, unhitched the horses and turned
them loose and sat down and actually
drank himself to death. By his side was
found three Jugs of whisky, two of which
were empty. He was In Ravenna Wednes
day and It Is supposed that he purchased
the liquor In that place.
Qliu " " " , . , . . ,
Rule Zl is in sinci acouiu wim qu
ieting law. Any county superinwnaeni
who certincates me inacnnn m uuumj
In violation of this law Is guilty of a crime
against the state. Any teacher so oi-rtitU
cated is not a legally qualified teacher,
and the district where such a teacher is
employed forfeits Its right to share in the
state apportionment of school moneys, and
the omcers or sucn aisinci are uuuie vj
prosecution for paying out money belong
ing to the district to any but a legally
It has also been reported to the superin
tendent's office that a number of the can
didate, for county superintendent have not
the qualifications for the place in that
they do not posses, first grade certificates.
Under the law the superintendent must
hold a first grade certificate. However,
examinations are being held today and to
morrow and those who do not now have
these certificates may be able to make
good and avoid embarrassment should they
Among the delegates who arrived to
night were J. C. Taylor and wife of Hart
ford, Conn., president tit the prison as
sociation of Connecticut; Edward g.
Wright of Pittsburg, Pa., for thirty-five
years warden of the penitentiary there;
Mrs. Wright. A. L. Meserve and wife of
Wellington. Delaware; Arthur Pratt of
Salt Lake City, warden of the Utah penl-
tentlary; A. Baldwin and wife of Chicago.
President Oarvln will arrive at 10:30 in
Flgarea oa the Cora Crop.
The State Bureau of Statistics Is estimat
ing the yield of the various crops in the
state this year, and In view of the esti
mates and figures given out by other inter
ests there Is some Interest being manifested
as to what the figures of the bureau will
show relative to the various crops, and es
pecially as to the yield of corn. From
Burlington source the corn yield has been
estimated at 300 OuO.OwO bushels and the esti
mate made by General Manager Bidwell of
the Northwestern is 27D.0"iO,O0O bushels. The
figures Issued by the Union Pacific approxi
mate 43,000,000 bushels.
Special attention has been given the mat
ter vf crop enumeration this year by the
state bureau. The matter of acreage enu
meration constitutes the basis upon which
all crop calculation must be formed, and
from the first of the year until the asses
sors completed their enumerations the
bureau used every means to Impress upon
the assessors the necessity of thoroughness
in the collection of acreage statistics. The
result was very satisfactory to the offlclnls
and they consequently believe that the fig
ures on acreage this year are as accurate
ind complete as It is possible to secure.
Commissioner Bfish and Chief Clerk Des
pain have organized a system of crop cor
respondents over the state, consisting of
ten crop correspondents In each county.
These are located In as many different lo
calities In the county as possible, and are
Instructed to estimate crops only within a
radius of eight miles of their residence. The
iveragef these ten entlniates constitutes
the bureau's estimate for the county. ThW
corp. of correspondents Is composed en
tirely of representative producers.
If the figures of the bureau on acreage of
c-orn in Nebraska are anywhere althin tho
nalm vt accuracy the .ui aould bave to
CHADRON, Neb., Oct. 20.-(Special.)
The General Association of Congregational
Churches of Nebraska closed Its sessions
lost night. About 100 delegates were In
attendance, and guests from both Wyoming
and South Dakota were here. Rev. George
Scott of Wlsner Is the presiding mode
rator and Prof. A. B. Falrchlld of Crete
the retiring one. The secretary was Prin
cipal F. C. Taylor of Weeping Water.
Many Interesting and Instructive papers
have been presented. One was by
Rev. G. W. Knapp of Hay Springs on
"Needs of the Northwest" and was dis
cussed. Addresses were given by Rev. H.
C. Herring of Omaha and Rev. A. C. Town
send. Last night Judge Ben B. Llndsey
spoke on "Boys of Our Cities and the Ju
venile Court." Rev. Herman Brosa and
wife, formerly of this place but now of
Lincoln were In attendance.
Judge Instructs Jury to Return
AUBURN. Neb., Oct. 20. (Special Tele
gram.) In the case of the State against
Charles M. Chamberlain the court directed
a verdict for the defendant. The grounds
upon which the court based this order
were that the evidence was insufficient
to sustain a verdict of guilty. When the
case was In both sides relied upon the
same state of facts for a verdict and these
fact, were entirely consistent with the in
nocence of the defendant. This being the
case it was tho evident duty of the court
to direct the verdict that it did. Thus
ends the only case pending against the de
fendant in the Nemaha county court.
There are several other cases of the same
character pending against him in Johnson
Court at Alma.
ALMA. Neb.. Oct. 30. (Special.)-Dlstrict
court at Alma will convene next Monday.
There are eight criminal cases on the
docket, five divorce cases and forty other
civil cases for trial.
The criminal case that will attract as
much attention as any will be that of the
State against Charles Btrampher. He Is
charged with selling liquor without a li
cense. The state expects to prove that
certain brewing companies of Omaha and
Kansas City have been shipping beer to
Strampher In original packages; that
Btrampher took them to his barn In Or
leans. Neb., and there opened up a Joint,
employing his minor son to run In custom-
BJf w ar m .aBV M r mm jay W M m M W JT.l SBy as sf M 9
CORRECT DRESS rOR MEN AND BOYS.
Correct Clothes for Gentlemen
DBSIONED AND TAILORED ESPECIALLY FOR US BY THE GREATEST CLOTHES flAKERS IN AMERICA
REPRESENTING TALENT IN TAILOKI.NO, ABOVE AND BEYOND THU BRAIN OF THE AVERAGE MERCHANT TAILOR.
off your mind
on your back
Here are overcoats la vast varieties, In
volving every shape and color to fit every
form, fancy atid purse. If you want a
short top coat to come above your knees,
we have It If a Chesterfield, long enough
to cover your knees, we have It If a long
broad-sweeping garment to come Just
above the ankles, we have It, or if you want
the favored fashionable close-fitting frock
coat (illustrated here) we have hundreds
of coats like It
$10, SI2, $15. $20, $22.50, $25 to $50.
What you have
been waiting for
PR0JEK VELVET COLLAR
Known In Rochester, N. Y., as the Berg
Bwanson Patent a simple rim of silk
hidden behind the velvet ridge of the
overcoat collar keeps clean the white col
lar saves your laundry bill, collar bill
and temper. Found only In Berg-Swanson
overcoats, at $15 to $50.
ALREADY THIS SEASON WE
HAVE SEVERAL BROKEN1
LINES (where) there la no com
plete range of sizes. In single
pat torn) WHICH WE TLACE OS
. ABOUT 800 SUITS AXT 200
OVERCOATS THAT HAVE SOLD
FOR $20 AND $22.B0 PROTEK
VKJVET COLLARS ON OVER
COATS GRAND SrECIAL SALE
1905B .? fy.
Sole Agents of Atterbury.
System Clothes $20 to $k0.
In Our Youth's and Boys' Section
We now show the largest and most complete stocks presented in the
West. All the new Btylea for the little fellowa, at prices less than you expect
SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY
All wool knee pants uits sizes 4
16 yeara $3.50 values
will go at
Boys' Fine All Wool Novelties knee
lengths made to sell for $5.00
ODD KNEE PANTS, 50c value 25c, $1 value 50c. $1.50 value $1
Special Furnishing Opportunities for Saturday
Men's $2.50 Blue Flannel Shirts $1.75
. - . . . ni ' i J 1 1 4i Art o Ert
Men s Stilt uosom omris, new ana noDDy i?A.w-x.uu
Men's Fleeced Underwear, broken lines 35c
Men's All Wool Underwear, grand special values, $1.00, $1.25,
. $1.60 to $3.00
' Autumn Hat Styles
Soft and Stiff Shapes
J. B. Stetson Hats -
$3.50 to $5.00
.,..1 j Mi' n.i'i n "i i'i r r r r n ii r r 'i n i n r -i r n n n.n n n n n i m
ers. a large Quantity of beer and whisky
being seized In his possession a number of
times by the sheriff.
A charming breakfast
contains all the necessary
food elemrnts in perfect
A CLEAR IIR UN AND
News of Nebraalta.
MADISON Mrs. F. E. Dover tiled her;
yesterday after a week's illness of blood
poison, caused by a small scratch on the
TABLE ROCK A reception was tendered
the new Methodist Episcopal minister. Rev.
J. T. Roberts, at the parsonage Wednesday
MADISON Mrs. Mertle Bishop, wife of
John Bishop of Battle Creek, was brought
here today and adjudged lnsnne. She will
be taken to the atiylum tomorrow.
CHADRON The first real frost of the
seuson has turned into a real freeze. The
few flakes of snow that tried to fall found
It too cold. Today sunshine Is returning.
BEATRICE At the St. Jaines Catholic
church-at Cortland yesterday morning at
9;30 o'clock was solemnized the marriage
of Mr. Joseph Taul and Miss Mary E.
BEATRICE Nearly all of the chicken
pickers who quit work at Ftahback's
poultry house in this city last week because
they were dissatisfied with the wages paid
have returned to work.
PAPILLION Judge Troup came here this
morning to hold court, but as no cases
were ready for trial he adjourned court to
Tuesduy, October 24. Tho flection is so
near people have little time to attend court.
ALBION The Jury work ol this term of
court was tinlsncd today and the Juiy dis
chaiged. A number of casts have gone
over to next term, although several cases
of considerable Importance have been
BEATRICE M. W. Roby of Hastings has
purcnased the Keystone grocery from the
Blue Valley Fruit company and will take
charge of th& businesa next Monday. Mr.
Rohy and family nave arrive 1 In the city
to make their home
CHADRON Hon. V. H. Westover of
Rushviile, preoiuiiig judge of tne Dawes
county distuct, last nigut udjouineu court
unit lh-l.t,Dtr 21. as l.o cases weie reauy
lor trial. One di voice, two foreclosures
and many motions neard was all.
BEATRICE The University club held it.
first meeting of the year last evening at
th home or W. L. Hall and elected tnese
otlicers: W. L. Hall, president; L. E. Mum-
ford, vice president; Carrie bteller, treas
urer; Anna K. Husted, secretary.
BEATRICE One of the biggest land
deals made in tills section in some time
was the sale of the A. M. T. Miller farm
near i'ickreil by John Kruse to Tnoinas li.
Busbooin of Champaign, 111. The farm con
sists of 2-tu acres and was sold for VlS.uuO,
or t'h an acre
BEATRICE The Baptist kenslngton was
entertained by Mrs. VV. A. Waddingtou and
Mrs. M. O. Ktolield at the home of the
former yesterday. Mrs. R. C. Davis and
Miss Blanche Calvin rendered several mu
sical numbers after which a delightful
social season followed.
ALBION The first freeze of any Im
portance occurred last night when the
temperature dropped to 2i degrees above
zero. Considerable ice was formed and
tne ground frozen. Farmers say that this
will be of advantage to them In preparing
the corn for gathering.
BEATRICE The services of Prof. Han
sen, who came here recently from Tarklo,
Mo., to take charge of the Beatrice Military
band, have been dispensed with, and It Is
quite likely that Prof. D. C. Jenkins, a
former director of the organization who
recently went to Abilene. Kan., will be se
cured. BEATRICE Congressmand Hinshaw was
In the city today on his return to r air bury
from Newcastle, Ind., where he was called
recently to visit his aged father who is
In feeble health. While here quite a num
ber of friends called on htm at the Pad
dock hotel, at whtcn place be spent the
FA1RBURY The semi-annual meeting of
the isurgeons of tho HI. Joseph & (irand
Island railway was held here yesterday
afternoon. Papers were read by Dr. C. H.
Wallace of Si. Joseph. Mo.; Dr. Campbell
of Troy. Kan.; Ir. Pitta of St. Joseph.
Dr. Ha unman of Maryville. Kan.: Dr. Todd
of St. Josepn and Dr. Perry of Falrbury.
Hl'MBOI.DT After lingering for over
seven weeks. Mis. O A. Cooper died this
morning at 6 o'clock from the effects of
the burns received at the time of her ac
cident and complications whlrh have since
arisen. Funeral aurvices will be hell on
Saturday afternoon at 2:30, but the details
have not yet been completed.
ALMA-What Alma needs noa- Is a good,
first-class plumber, as all the new bouses
are being built for water works. Alma also
needs another good hotel, a first-class
dressmaker and a man with capital to
start a canning factory or starch factory.
BEATRICE The Chautauqua Literary
Scientific circle held a meeting last night
at the home of William Steffen. The ar
ticle on Italian poetry was led by J. A.
Gage and the one on Italian cities by
William Bteffen. Three new members, Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Hemphill and Mrs. M. L.
Watt were admitted into the circle.
FREMONT Two battalions of the Thir
tieth infantry from Fort Crook, which have
been out on a practice march aa far west
as Columbus, are in camp here near the
round house. They arrived at noon, having
camped last night at North Bend. The
roads were knee deep with a sticky gumbo
mud, but the march was made on schedule
NORFOLK Elmo Stafford, a young man
who was engaged In tho business of sign
painting at Fremont, was killed today lu a
lailroaa wreck at Herington, Kan. His
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Stafford, live
in Norfolk. No details are given. A brother
in Texas will go to Herington and bring
the body to Fremont for burial. The dead
man was traveling south to spend the
HL'MBOLDT Miss Ida Wlttwer and Mr.
Thomas Jones, two young people of this
section, were united in marriage Thursday
afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of the
bride', parents, David Wittwer and wife,
the ceremony being performed by Rev.
Whltcomb of DuBois. The couple will make
their home on the farm of the groom near
O'NEILL The first snow of the season
fell here last night. For several hours dur
ing the afternoon it rained and later turned
Into snow, which for some time melted as
fast as it fell, but this morning the ground
Is covered with about two Inches of snow.
The ground Is well soaked and Is con
sidered In the most desirable condition for
starting In the winter season.
NORFOLK Two smooth young men,
representing themselves to be soliciting for
the Chaldean church and displaying a letter
of recommendation from the bishop of
Kurdiblalin, are making a tour through
northern Nebraska. They were refused en
dorsement in Norfolk today by ministers
here, who claim that the solicitors are
nothing more than church Impostors. A
similar pair visited this section of tha
country last summer.
BEATRICE A reception was tendered
last evening to Rev. N. A. Martin and
family by members of tha Methodist Epis
copal church at the parsonage. There wa.
a large attendance and a very enjoyable
evening was passed. Rev. Martin waa
Just recently returned aa pastor of Cente
nary Methodist Episcopal church and It
was in appreciation of this fact that tha
reception was given.
BEATRICE The marriage of Mr. Jacob
Kessier of Omaha and Miss Christina
Keschewskl occurred yesterday afternoon
at the German Lutheran church in tha
presence of a large number of friends,
Rev. Poeverlln officiating. Following the
ceremony at the church a reception at
tended by nearly 200 guests was held at
the bride's home in West Beatrice. Mr.
and Mrs. Kessier will make their home in
H L M BOLDT Advices have reached this
city regarding the death of Cyrus Jones,
who for about twenty years was a resident
of this place, but who left a couple of
years since for Nevada, Mo., at which
place he died a few days since from cum
r.lulnts incident to old age. One .on is
superintendent of schools at Auburn and
another, for some time connected wltn
Cotner university. Is teaching In the east
end of thia county.
ALMA Alma has had a larger growth
than any other city of its size in south
western Nebraska tills year. Forty-five
realrienres. five business houses, one new
church and twenty-nva new barns have
been added. Can any other town make the
same showing. Besides ull these Improve
ments there are at least twenty more new
ridenrea to he built at once or as soon
as material and carpenters can be ob
tained to construct the same.
FREMONT The democrats got word of
the decision of the supreme court holding
that portion of the bienntul election law re
garding the election of registers of deeds
unconstitutional and Immediately got their
executive committee together and renomi
nated John O Connor ror tne place. r.o
nomination has been made by the repub
limns, and as yesterday was the last day
for riling party nominations, the opposing
candidate will have to go on ty petition.
OUR LETTER BOX.
j cetW 'on this board, they have only to
I say tha word.
B. BENJAMIN ANDREWS.
Chancellor Andrews' Position.
LINCOLN, Oct. 19. 1906. To the Editor
of The Bee: As candidates for the regency
of the State university would certainly not
make intentional misstatements, Messrs.
Cole and Llghtner must be themselves mis
Informed. 1. The chancellor does not In any way
"apologize for predatory wealth" and has
never done so. Not a word from him can
Justly be so construed. His utterances on
the subject, which are numerous, have
been pronouncedly on the other Bide. See
his book on "Wealth and Moral Law."
2. He is not under Uie slightest obligation
to John D. Rockefeller In any way what
ever. No citizen of Nebraska, not even
Mr. Cole or Mr. Llghtner, could be less so.
He ha. never received from Mr. Rockefel
ler, directly or Indirectly, a single cent',
worth of benefit. He ha. no debt to pay
or favor to ask.
3. No such thing a. Mr. Rockefeller's edu
cational board exist.. The general educa
tional board is a United State, corporation,
made up of strong and Independent men.
No one acquainted with them could for an
instant suspect any among these of sub
serviency. The board existed and was
doing noble work years before Mr. Rocke
feller'. $10,000,000 gift, which form, by no
mean, its whole fund.
i. The State university Is not an applicant
for aid from the board, but at least four
prominent Nebraska school, are so, repre
senting os many of the largest religious
denomination. In our state. Other, will
apply. In view of these fact, many will
think It not Improper for a Ntbraskan to
be a member. If, however, the regents,
present dr future, do not wish their ehan-
Jerry stmpsoa tlr.mrr.
WICHITA. Kan.. Oct. . Ex-Congress
man Jerry Simpson awoke today a trifle
atronger. Life is being prolonged by tha
use of opiates. His family pnysician ar
rived today from Rosa ell. N. M.
HOLDS TUB RAILROAD RESPONSIBLE
Coroner's Jtnry Retains Verdict on
WEEPINO WATER. Neb'., Oct. 90. Spe
cial Telegram.) Coroner Henry Boeck held
an Inquest here today over the bodies of
Engineer Benjamin Franklin Toung and
Fireman William Sheffield, who were killed
In the Missouri Pacific railway wreck be
tween this place and Nehawka. The Jurors
found that the men came to their death In
the wreck which was caused by the de
cayed condition of the bridge and track
approaching thereto, causing the engine to
break through, and that the division engi
neer, or whoever 1. responsible for the
condition of the roadbed. Is responsible for
the wreck of the train causing the death
of the men. The bodies of the men were
taken to their home. In Nebraska City this
Politic, lo Polk.
OSCEOLA, Neb., Oct. 20. (Special.) Tha
political pet In Polk county has been boil
ing In great shape for aome time, and as
the day draw, nearer to the time when tho
voter, .hall make their choice at the polls,
the situation continue, ta grow warmer and
warmer. Tha republican, after trying thraa
time, have at last found someone to take
the nomination for county Judge. First
they nominated a preacher. He would not
stand. Then they nominated a postmaster,
but he flew the track, and a. a fast re
sort they nominated another postmaster, In
the person of H. H. - Campbell, formerly
editor of the Osceola Record, and now
postmaster of Osceola at a salary of $1,400.
Henry ha. accepted the nomination and has
promised that if elected ha will do Justloa
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