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Lintola Making a Determined Effort to
EeUin Btxt fear's Keeting.
Following; Imrs Mare Attractive to
JCnJorlty and Total Attendance
RanecteSl to Reach the
SKIO Mark.
(From it Btaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 27. (Special.) fflHwri of
the Nebraska Teachers' association said
thla afternoon that the fmaha and Douglas
county members of that organisation will
make a hard campaign to locate the net
annual meeting at Omaha. The business
men and tha Lincoln Commercial club have
been at work aminf the teachers In an
effort to retain the meeting, which meana
a good thing for the hotels and merchants.
Thla evening In pursuance of that Men.
tha Commercial club tendered a luncheon
to the officiate and aome of the guiding
plrlta in the hope of Inducing the sssocIa
tlon to remain In Lincoln for the session
of 1. The Lincoln advocatea claim that
there la little question aa to their aucceaa
In retaining the meeting, but the contest
la not aettled by any means.
There Is considerable talk among the
teachers from the west of J. E. Delxell,
the Lexington member of the State Board
of Education, for the presidency of the
association. The members from the Big
Blxth are especially anxious to secure his
election and because of the slie of the
district claim the right to name the chief
executive for the coming year. Delsell Is
a member of the executive committee, the
guiding body of the association.
The teachers from the eastern counties
are unwilling to accede to the Delzell
candidacy, however, and there is much talk
of Superintendent Stephens of the Lin
coln schools, who Is regarded aa a candi
date. Superintendent Reed of Superior la
mentioned among the candidates also.
Stephens has been very prominent in edu
cational work and his wide acquaintance
with the teachers of the state is expected
to help him to a large extent.
Nominating; Committee Today.
The political situation must come to a
head rapidly, because of the fact that the
constitution requires the selection of the
nominating committee of the association at
E o'clock tomorrow afternoon and that body
must proceed Immediately to place officers
In nomination for the ensuing year and
must without delay report to the associa
tion for ratification. ,
This nominating committee is chosen from
the congressional districts by the teachers
from each district, which is allowed three
members. This method of nominating of
ficers was devised to prevent logrolling.
which had attained the proportions of a i
pernicious abuse under the old regime,
many of the teachers having spent much
cf their time in political maneuvers In
stead of attending section meetings.
Enrollment Growing; Itnpldly.
Late in the afternoon the enrollment had
reached 1,009 and the officers cf the as
sociation predict that by tomorrow the total
will have come pretty tlose to the 3,000
mark. Today many of the high school
auctions have been at work, but tomorrow
the great body of grade touchers will have
something to do. Much of the section work
tomorrow will be devoted to primary and
grammar school instruction. These are
always by far the largest sections and
on that fact la based the prediction of a
record breaking attendance.
Tomorrow night the alumni banquota of
tht. Jea and Fremont -normal schools will
be held and a large attendance ia antici
pated, especially from the latter place.
General Agent McOlnnla of the Northwest
ern said that a large proportion of the
student body at Fremont will be la the
Superintendents Meet.
Today the county auperlntendents assem
bled at the statehouse for the discussion
f matters pertaining to the conduct of
their office. The new certification law was
taken up In detail and explained by Super
intendent McBrlen. Some of the veteran
auperlntendents objected to the rule requir
ing teachers holding third grade certificates
to take a new examination when their cer
tificates expired during the course of a
- school term. They asked that power be
(ranted to taaue emergency certificates in
such cases, but McBrlen objected to such a
The superintendents also discussed school
. accounts and the grades which ought to be
accepted from high school. The state su
perintendent declared this afternoon about
two-thirds of the superintendents are in
the city.
Mar Disease Foot Ball.
What will be done with foot ball In the
Nebraska high schools? The agitation of
this question Is expected to make one of
the features of the meetings in Lincoln
, this week. The subject Is not on the offi
cial program, but It is understood It will
be brought up In the course of the discus
sions Thursday or Friday, probably in the
high school section.
The subject will arise between the Instruc
tors from the larger schools, since the game
Is not played In the most of the small Insti
tutions of this state. There Is a large and
jpowerfui faction of principals, superintend
ents and other educators in Nebraska who
are heartily opposed to the gridiron game
as It has been played among the big achools
of the state, and these will assert them
selves at the earliest opportunity. There
are a number of professors present also who
are the game's strongest champions, and
Our entire new stock of ladies merchandise will be
sacrificed at prices beyond the imagination of any one.
Everything must go to make room for Spring good?.
We will not carry over a single garment if cutting prices
to COST OR BELOW will sell them.
Clenrino ( SUITS- cloaks, furs,
Wait for the Big Sale Saturday, December 30th.
Positively no alterations made during this sale.
It Is said these two factions will elaah In
open meeting before the convention ends.
Chief among the game's supporters are
Prof. Harry Oarret of Beatrice High
school and Principal Fred M. Hunter cf
Fairmont. Onrret Is president of the Ne
braska Interscholastlc Athletic association
and coach of the Beatrice High school foot
ball team. Hunter played as guard on the
Cornhusker eleven a year ago and coached
the champion Lincoln High school eleven
last year. Both are strongly In favor of
the game as It Is In vogue at present.
"There must be a radical charge In the
foot ball game as It Is played by the high
schools now." said one principal, "and the
change ought to be made Immediately.
"There are no pros and cons to the ques
tion. Anyone with ordinary sense can see
that the gnme Is not nt for young, half
grown youth. Look at the agitation that is
convulsing the colleges of the country on
the question of the game's benefit to the
college man. If there Is a possibility that
It is too severe on the full-grown man of
the university, how much more undesirable
It must be for the lads of tender years who
have not attained growth and full strength.
Talk of Science Teaching.
The physical science section met this
afternoon at 2 o'clock In the physics lec
ture room of Physics hall. Prof. H.
Brownell of Peru, president of the sec
tion, presided and made the opening ad
dress on "Preparation for Teaching
Physics." He pointed out that preparar
Hons cannot be too careful. Physics Is
an exact science and results depend on
exact and precise methods.
Superintendent C. A. Fulmer of Beatrice
spok4 on "Geography Teaching as Viewed
by a Superintendent." He noted the im
portance of the science and the firm hold
It takes on the. mind of the child.
Prof. N. A. Bengston of Peru spoke on
"Some Type lessons." Leaflets were dis
tributed to he'p the audience In under
standing Prof. Bengston's points. This mas
followed by a general discussion which
was participated In by a number of the
Dr. Benton Dales of the chemistry de
partment of the university gave an In
structive talk under the report of the com
mittee on the status of chemistry teaching
In the high schools of Nebraska. Dr.
Dales stated that In half the high schools
of the state as much or more time Is given
to lectures and recitations as to labora
tory work. He made a plea for devoting
more time to laboratory work.
"Most teachers believe that laboratory
Is more important than the lecture room,"
said Dr. Dales. "But they seem to run In
an old rut. There are schools In Nebraska
where 120 hours are devoted to lectures
and only seventy to laboratory work. This
Is altogether out of proportion. I would
consider sixty hours for lecture and reci
tations and ninety hours for laboratory
work about the correct division of time.
The laboratory work rolnts out the prac
tical application and correlates what the
pupil learns In the lecture room. The lec
ture clears up knotty points that develop
In the laboratory. The laboratory may
m likened to study for a lecture. And In
considering the time that Is required In
taking down and putting up apparatus, the
same amount of time as Is dcvntd to lec
tures Is altogether Insufficient for labora
tory work."
Some very Interesting pieces of apparatus
work In physics were exhibited and their
use explained. This was followed by a
report on current science literature and
science publications by Prof. H. O. Sutton
of Kearney.
German Section.
Practically all of the teachers were pres
ent when the discussions of work in the
department of German state high schools j of the District of Columbia will attend aa
began. Almost every paper read called the Prc'dont's representative. The gov-forth-
a series of Interesting discussions. ernor '"pressed the hope that congress
The Instructors were not slow In ex- can copo wlth the Problem of legislating
pressing openly their difference In views. for tne Protection of policyholders, although
and this was exactly the thing desired I there u "ome i"','i'm as to its right to do
to make the meeting profitable from the
educational standpoint. F. E. Boswell of
Grand Island was president of this ser
tlon and Miss Pearl Rockefellow of Omaha
was secretary. At the close of the meet-
Ing the business session was held and
new officers were chosen for next year, j
The meeting began this afteernoon at 2
o'clock. In room 212, TTnlversity hall. I
Miss Clara Schneller of Minden opened
the program by the expression of her '
methods and objective points In the teach
ing of the German language. Chief among
the points raised were those of conversa
tional German and the question of Idioms.
There waa little discussion on this paper,
as there seemed to be a general unity of
opinion on the topics brought up.
Omaha Man Talks History.
General interest was manifested In the
meeting of the teachers of history In room
108, Vniverslty hall. C. M. Bracelen of
Omaha la president of this section and
Miss Grace Abbott of Grand Island is
secretary. In his paper on "The Judicial
Mind of the Teacher" Charles E. Teach
of Fajrbury presented some very helpful i commissioners, making It necessary to re
Ideas. rt to the general election act In all of
"The Judicial mind of the leacher should th"nUp utf"', Douglas. The ;.
be concerned rhl-flv with .v,. fraI section statute does not, however,
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pupus into correct, careful thinking, to
guard against erroneous conclusions as
based upon historical material." declared
Mr. Teach. "In all of historical study
and teaching the teacher Is called upon
and obliged to see that a 'square deal" Is
given the records of the past. The teacher
must look upon the questions that he
handlea without prejudice."
Odd Teaspoons Frenier, ttth and Dodge.
Ask Money for Canal.
ALBANY. N. Y.. Dec. 27.-Forty million
dollars will be asked for the coming legisla
ture for work on the l.Onn-ton barge canal
during 19", according to the second annual
report of State Engineer and Survevor
Henry A. Van Alstyne, a forecast of which
was made public today. The barge canal
project and state road improvement are the
subjects discussed in th. report.
With dn wt Hit teiignation i Chantellor
of Ntbmka Weilejan Uni?eritj.
Governor Mickey Advocatea Pablle
Inspection of Insurance Com
panles Along I.lnea of Ma
tlonal Bank Law.
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Dec. 27. (Special.) Today at a
meeting of the special committee of the
board of trustees of Wesleyan university
Chancellor D. V. C. Huntington withdrew
hla resignation unconditionally and assured
the committee that he Is willing to carry on
the work of his office without assistance.
There Is a sentiment, however, among the
members of the committee that he la to be
relieved of some of the work In some way,
although Just how this relief Is to come
was not Indicated. Governor Mickey, chair
man of the committee. In whose office tha
meeting was held, stated that the matter
of choosing a coadjutor for the chancellor
will be deferred until the June meeting of
the board of trustees. He said that he did
not believe that the prospect of securing an
assistant entered Into consideration when
the chancellor withdrew his resignation,
which had been filed some time ago.
At the meeting the members expressed the
opinion that the time Is not opportune for
the chancellor's departure from the field
of active labor, because the institution Is
now In a thrifty, growing stage.
The action of Chancellor Huntington fol
lowed the suggestion of the governor at a
recent meeting of the committee that the
resignation be reconsidered. He resigned
lecause he felt that his advanced age for
bade any further active field work, essen
tial to a successful administration of the
affairs of the Institution.
Woman Wants Alimony Paid.
Today in the district court Estella Haw
thorne asked for an order compelling Boone
Hawthorne to pay her alimony awarded her
when she was divorced from him In 1901.
She saya that she has two children, and
asks that he be restrained from Interfering
with them. She secured the original decree
from the district court of Lancaster county,
and has since that time resided In Uncoln.
Hawthorne teaches in a western county.
Governor Wants Pahllc Examination.
Governor Mickey today Indicated that he
will advocate legislation providing for the
examination Into the affairs of insurance
companies by public examiners, after the
method employed In supervising the affairs
of state and national banks. He has re
ceived an Invitation to attend the Chicago
meeting of governors, attorney generals
end insurance commissioners to consider
the need for legislation, but does not know
whether he will he able to attend. Should
he do so, he will advance the plan for
public examination as a safeguard for the
policyholders. The governor also favors
legislation abolishing deferred dividend poli
cies, hut rognnis examination as a most
effective check. He called attention to the
fact that examinations made as they are
In hanks, whenever the controllng official
directs, will Insure against any scheme to
cover up extravaaajit expense accounts or
impolitic loans.
The governor said that the president
would not attend the Chicago meeting, but
It is intimated that Commissioner Drake
so under the constitution.
Sustains Plckcl's Flection.
Today County Attorney Tyrrell filed an
opinion with the county commisisoners fa
voring the seating of Robert Picket, the
republican commislsoner elect. The opinion
tiled cites the general election law as the
warrant for seating Picket. The county
attorney stated that the new commissioner
law applies only to Douglas county and
does not affect Lancaster In any way, ao
that even If valid It would not affect the
validity of Pickpl'B choice.
It is urged by the attorneys who are
workin"on the case that the commissioner
bill passed by the last legislature as a
supplement to the omnibus biennial elec
tions bill, by Its terms refers only to coun
ties which have five commissioners and
that it therefore excludes every other
county In the st:ite. The bill carries a
general repealing clause, however, striking
out the old conimic'sloner election law and
If the hilt enacted at the last session Is
valid. It Is said, It has wiped out the en
tire enactment relative to the selection of
n.A,-l4. . 1 1 . I. , . L .
. ij,,iT- nit; ei,-iim nitriiiMu i or me seiec
, tlon of commissioners, so that the elec
tions are not regulated by law.
Newton, the present Incumbent of the
commissioner's office, had contended that
the repealing clause of the new law ope
rated to wipe out all provisions for the
election of county commissioners, and
urged on that ground that the election of
Picket waa Invalid.
nets Portland Diplomas.
Governor Mickey has received another
lot of gold medal diplomas from the offi
cials of the recent Portland exposition.
These documents are prepared with rather
ornate engravings, symbolic of the Pacific
coast Industries. Each la entitled a "di
ploma for a gold medal," a phrase which
the executive officers do not exactly com
prehend, unless it Indicates that the medals
will follow the parchments. The diplomas
received today cover the moving pictures
exhibit, the Nebraska pavilion, the Instal
lation of agricultural produce, the collec-
tlve exhibits of twenty-six products from
corn, collective exhibits of seeds, grain,
corn and tame and wild grasses. There are
trine diplomas In the lot. Private Secre
tary Allen said that he Is at loss to know
what to do with them, unless they are to
be framed and hung In the executive
Asking; Beatrice Men What Tbey Will
Do far the Road.
BEATRICE, Neb., Dee. 27. (Special Tele
gram.) J. P. Barrett of Omaha, traveling
freight agent of the Missouri Pacific, ar
rived here laat night and today called
on every bustnesa man with reference to
the support the road would receive In case
the company extended Its line from Vir
ginia to this place.
It Is the belief here that the gap be
tween Beatrice and Virginia will be closed
the coming year and that the Missouri
PactAo will be extended to a northwest
connection at no very distant day.
Fremont Purchases a Park.
FREMONT. Neb.. Dec. !7 (Special Tel
egram.) At the regular meeting of the
city council last evening the deed to the
city of the Irving park property from the
Fremont Cemetery association was sc
cepted and the consideration of or
dered paid. A resolution waa unanimously
adopted changing the name of the block
to Barnard park, as a tribute of re
spect to Hon. B. H. Barnard, one of the
founders of ths city, who originally owned
the property. The new park Is located In
the midst of the best residence portion
of ths eastern part ot ths city and was
How Every HomsewiSe Can
Tell Adulterated Foods
Not with complicated apparatus,
but by the very simplest ways in
her own home. How she can
know whether butter is butter;
if milk is watered ; if coffee has
chicory in it; if her baking
powder is pure, etc. Told in
Ladies' Home Journal
Last Month's Issue of A Million and Three Hundred
Thousand Copies was Completely Sold Out
15 Cents on Every News -Stand
obtained at a very low price. If cut up
and sold In separate lots it would bring
at least $6,000.
I.ectnrrs Greatly Appreciated by the
Farmers Who Attend.
ALMA. Neb.. Dec. 27.-Speclal Telegram
The Burlington corn special stayed all
night at this place. At 9 o'clock this morn
ing a large delegation of farmers and Busi
ness men attended the lectures given by
Prof. Pugsley and Mr. Manss of the Bur
lington system. All were highly pleased
and expressed themselves as being greatly
benefited. The train left for Huntley and
Wilcox at 10 o'clock, accompanied by a
large company of fanners.
SITTON, Neb., Dec. 27. (Special Tele
gram.) The Burlington seed corn special
train held a meeting In the O. A, R. hall,
which was packed with farmers from the
surrounding country.. 'It waa In charge of
W. H. Manus, Industrial commissioner of
the road. Prof. T. F. Hunt, chief of the
agricultural department of Cornell univer
sity. New York, spoke on the philosophy
of plant breeding. The department of agri
culture at Washington waa represented by
Prof. P. Hartley, who spoke on the select
ing of seed corn. Prof. Montgomery, Uni
versity of Nebraska spoke on the
adaptation of corn to our climate
and soil. Prof. Avery, state chemist,
gave the analysis of white and yel
low corn In relation to their feeding value
and for the production of glucose. Prof.
Lyons of the Nebraska experiment station
spoke at length on soil, fertility and how
to crop so as to enrich Nebraska soils.
Besides Sutton, this train gave forty-minute
lectures at Wilcox, Norman, Holstein.
Fairfield and Clay Center. At every stop
the greatest of Interest was manifested in
the lecture by the farmers, who asked vital
questions on farm topics. Over !,H) tuok
part In the meeting during today a run.
Superior Business Men Present Him
with Silver Service.
SUPERIOR. Neb.. Dec. 25. A most pleas
ant Impromptu meeting of the Superior '
Commercial club was held at Masonic hall
tonight. A. E. Hunter, who has been at
the head of the firm of Hunter Brothers,
leading general merchandise dealers, for
many years and president of the club
Flnce ita formation ten years ago, was
tho surprised recipient of a costly sliver
water aervlce, the gift of the club. The
occasion waa the announcement that Mr.
Hunter is about to retire from business
here; In fact, will leave this week to take
charge of a large department store at
Council Bluffs, la., the style of which Is
the A. E. Hunier Company. The assembly,
representing the business men and firms
of the city, numbered about 100. The
presentation address was made by Mayor
C. B. Adams In hla happiest style. Tho
response of Mr. Hunter waa markedly
feeling and appreciative.
The feelings of the assembly were well
voiced by highly complimentary remarks
by ex-Mayor M. L. Pierce, George Brown
and W. H. Dean, of the oldest and most
substantial business men. Mr. Hunter's
retirement from Superior will leave a
vacancy hard to fill.
'ewa of Nebraska..
BEATRICE. A new case of diphtheria,
the first in several weeks, waa reported yes
terday. The victim is Miss Lottie Harney.
BEATRICE. The Salvation Army aent
over thirty well-filled baskets to the d
aervlng poor of thla city on Christmas day,
enough to feed ISO people.
HUMBOLDT Th new city hall Is rapidly
approaching completion, being now in the
hands of the plasterers. It la thought it
will be ready for occupancy inside ot thirty
iL:M BOLDT Mrs. H. O. Mehlln. wife
of a farmer living near this city, waa
called to Bern, Kan., yesterday by the
death of her father. Mr. O. C. Bl&uer, an
aged resident of that place.
HUMBOLDT Miss Luella. daughter of
Joseph McGinnis and wife, southeast of
the city, waa united in marriage to Mr.
Charlea Wise of Craig, Mo., and the couple
go to housekeeping on a I arm near tne laat
named point.
BEATRICE. The Union Pactflo steel
gang, which has been working between
Lincoln and Beatrice for the past few
months laying steel rails, reached the city
yesterday. The men expect to work on
south from this point.
HUMBOLDT The merchants of Hum
boldt report the best Ctiristmis trade for
a number of years, and the testimony
points to the fact that citizens of this
section were buying more useful and hitch
priced goods and less traahy stuff than
Ut-ATRICn The committee In charge
has arranged to have the Burlington seed
corn lectures delivered at the courthouse
Thursday evening instead of at the dtot.
The change ia made ao that all who wish
may hear the lecturts without beiutf
ouugeq to crowa into tne eura or depot.
DAKOTA CITY.-Dakota City camp No,
. M. W. A., of thia place elected the fol.
kiwlig officers or tbs ensuing year, wfio
will be Installed January 2?. followed by
refreshments: V. C, H. P. ('roller: W. A..
Herman Biermann; clerk. Mell A. Schml'd:
banker, William Iihrs; escort. W. A. Ni
meyer; watchman, William Hlermnnn: sen
try, Krlc Ansnes: manager. A K. Walil
voglo; physician, Dr. D. C. Ptinson.
HEATRK'B. Yesterday District Clerk
John R. Quiln received a ruther novel
Christmas present In the shape of a barrel
of mistletoe from his old friend Hon.
Ueorge A. Murphy, a former resident of
Gage county, who is now living at Mus
kogee, I. T.
BEATRICE. Journeymen Barlers' Inter
national union of America No. LVJ met last
evening and elected these officers: M. O.
Scofleld. president; K. W. Hackney, vice
president; F. D. Iaymon. corresponding
secretary; Charles Avey, treasurer; clem
Drew, recorder; Charles Mackey, guide;
Charles Barber, guard.
BROKEN BOW The Board of County
Supervisors is in session this week In order
If possible to clean up all old business and
prevent it from running over into the new
year. Tom Roberts, one of Omaha's well
known contractors, Is on a flying trip to
the Bow tills week in order to attend the
session of the county fathers.
BEATRICE. At the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Uaon last evening occurrd
the fifth annual banquet of the K. I. D.'s.
A dainty luncheon was served, after which,
the guests retired to the parlors, where a
glowing Chrtstmns tree held presents for
all. The guests prest-nt from out of town
were Mrs. I .en Worthington and Miss Ma
rian Johnston of Omaha.
BEATRICE. A. Parmaiee, who has been
traveling through this territory for a l ns
time for the Olass-AndnVsen Hardware
company of Omaha, has tendered his resig
nation and will soon leave Beatrice for
Denver, where he will reside with his fam
ily. He will be succeeded by W. M. Van
Brunt, employed on the road for years with
the Simmons Hardwaie company.
BEATRICE. F.tmily reunions were held
at the homes of W. A. Foreman and I.ouie
Werner on Christmas day. Mr. and Mrs.
Foreman were each presented with a fme
rocking cl-elr from their children, and Mr.
Werner juesented his two daugnters with
a fine piano. A splendid dinner was served
at each of these homes, and the day will be
long and pleasantly remembered by those
DAKOTA CITY. The coroner'a Jury
which held an Inquest over the body of
George Southwlnd, a Winnebago Indian,
who waa found dead on the hank of th
Missouri river at South Sioux City on
Christmas day, returned a verdict that
death resulted from exposure, the bruises
on his body being occasioned by falling
down while In an Intoxicated condltli n.
The remains were taken to the agency by
relatives for burial.
PLATTSMOUTH. McConlhie post. No. 5.
G. A. R., held a campflie. The Women's
Relief Corps were nuests of the post. Com
mander F. W. Glenn gave a very Interesting
patriotic talk; Miss Barnhart gave "Sheri
dan's Ride." and Comrade R. W. Hyers
gave an Interesting talk on "Prison Life."
A drill of the "awkward squad" was a
very pleasing feature of the program.
There was a large attendance and the meet
ing closed the duties of the officers for this
BROKEN BOW Probably no town in
western Nebraska had a more quiet and
pleasant Christmas than Broken Bow. The
weather was evervthlng that could e de
sired and there was Just enough sting In
the air to remind one that it was still
winter. Most of the churches had their
trees and festivities Saturday night, the
Baptist and Methodist churches being con
spicuous smong these on account of the
enlovable entertainments given. Cm Christ
mas eve. proper, at St. John's Episcopal
liorrh there was a ble tree and beautiful
decorations of holly and evergreen. The
The Backbone
of a
r l
service was entirely devoted to the chil
dren and each little one present received
a nice gift. The annual Cnrlstmas ball of
t!i. ushers took place at the opera house
Monday night. The affair was a big sue-
cess 111 everv way; outside of a splendid
local turnout, there were many strangers i
present from all over tho state. The ball
was under the auspices and management
of Messrs. Charles Brlttan. Theodore Pur- I
cell. Arthur 1-edwlch. Russell Smith. San-
ders Vanlantngham, James Pennington and
II. Mnullck.
HUMBOLDT The affairs of W. A. Rich- i
ard. who departed for parts unkonws a
few days since, are developing a more i
tangled condition than It was first sus
pected, and the chances are favorable for
a number of business men to lose quite
a little money. No trace of the missing
man has been reported, but It Is thought
he will be located. His letter Indlmtes that
he does not realize the full Importance of
the offenses he has committed, several
of them, if proven, being sufficient to land 1
him in the penitentiary. 1
HUMBOLDT One of the most Interesting
Christmas programs was rendered at the
Pleasant View Methodist church, a coun
try charge of Rev. Mr. Calvert's, a few
miles north of this city. The entire pro
gram was from the pen of John Shroyer,
a local farmer and writer, and was nicely '
rendered by the young people of the Sun
day school. Two trees were provided, one
for Individual gifts and one 'or the
Mothers' Jewels home of York. The spirit
of the crowd was manifested by the fact
that the latter tree contained by far the
more presents.
BEATRICE. The Southeastern Nebraska '
Poultry association opened Its annual show
here yesterday at 319 Court with nearly
birds on exhibition. Entriek have been
made from Morrow, Wathena and Marys
vlila, Kas.; Wymote, Blue Springs, He
bron, DeWitt and other towns in this sec
tion of the state. The shorn- closes next Sat
urday, and those in charge say that at least
&l birds will be on exhibition when afl tho
entries are In. Adam Thompson of Amity,
Mo., has been selected as Judge, and pros
pects ure for the largest and best poultry
show ever held In Gage county.
PLATTSMOUTH. A pretty horns wedding
was solemnized In the home of Mr. and
Mrs. D. L. Fair In this city, when their
daughter. Miss Delia, waa united in the
holy bonds of wedlock to Mr. John Swan
son of Omaha. There were about forty rel
atives present when Rev. D. A. Youtxy.
pastor of the Christian church, said the
simple yet Impressive words. Mr. and Mrs.
Swanson departed on the Burlington for
Minneapolis, Minn., but after a short visit
will be at home to their friends In Omaha.
The groom is a designer for the Reed &.
Rattan Manufacturing company.
DAKOTA CI rr. James w. Fisher and
Mls Martha K. 8unt. both estimable and
highly respected young people of this com
munity, were united in marriage at noon
today at the home of the bride, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Duenslng. in the presence of
shout fifty of the near relatives of the
contracting parties. Rev. W. S. Oberholtxer
performing the ceremony. The parents of
tlie groom, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Fisher, will
tender the newly married couple a recep
tion at their home tomorrnw, after which
they will go to housekeeping on the H.
Weslev Brown farm.
BEATRICE Fifteen marriage licenses
have been granted by Judge Bourne during
the past few days, and aa a result the
usual number of holiday weddings have
been solemnied In this city. Sunday and
Chrlstmaa the following-named couplea
were united in marriage: Elmer Essex and
Miss Anna Blodgett, Holmesvllle: O. J.
Grieser of Cortland and Miss Ethel L.
Jackson, Beatrice; William Corey and Mrs.
Jennie Corey. Beatrice; Richard Scauenne
mann of Omaha and Miss Elizabeth Quarp.
Beatrice; Isaiah Richards of Salt T.ik
City and Miss Ina Drew. Beatrice: William
A. Cates and Mrs. Mae Williams, Denver.
is good food food for brain, food for brawn, food that Is
strengthening, that gives energy and courage. Without a proper
appreciation of this great fundamental truth no nation can rise
to greatness.
As an article of food, soda crackers are being used more and
more every day, as is attested by the sale of nearly 400,000,000
packages of Uneeda Biscuit, which have come to be recog
ciird as the most perfect soda cracker the world has ever known.
And so Uneeda Biscuit will soon be on every table at
every meal, giving life, health and strength to the American people,
thus in very truth becoming the backoone of the nation.
New United S'atei Uartbtl Ixecitei Bond
and AisuBes the Place.
For Private Reasons He Does Sot
Seo Fit to Name Ilia StaS
Without Some Dells-
oration. Jl A:r-
Unlted States Marshal William P. Warner
of Dakota City took the oath of office be
fore Judge Munger In the United States
district court Wednesday morning and at
once entered upon his duties. His bond for
$35.(100 is executed through th Empire
State Surety company of New York.
No definite appointments of deputies
have yet been made, nor will there be for
several days. It la probable some of tho
old deputies will be retained, temporarily.
Mr. Warner said Wednesday morning:
"I cannot say just at this time what will
be done In the matter of the deputyahlps.
A number of applications la on file. Such
appointments will be made solely upon the
question of fitness. But Just at this time
I do not care to make any announcements
of appointments. I can say this much, that
none has been made, either temporarily or
permanently. Neither can I, at thla time,
discuas the reasons for apparent delay In
this matter."
Certain It Is that none of ths old deputies
has been assigned to any duties up to this
time, other than as court bailiffs. The
deputies themselves are reticent on the
matter and It is not known that any of
them are applicants for reappointment.
Former Marshal Mathewa, with ths as
sistance of his son, former Chief Deputy
Marshal Earl Mat hems. Is busily engaged
In closing up the accounts of the office and
turning it over to Marshal Warner.
Ex-Marshal Mathews will remain in
Omaha for the present, but has not yet de
cided as to what his futurs movements will
be. He said:
"I shall take a rest for a few weeks be
fore taking up any other line of work."
Wholly without the confirmation or sug
gestion of Mr. Warner, a report is current
to the effect that at least one of Marshal
Mathewa' staff will be retained, namely,
his son. Earl Mathews.
Oklahoma Bank Robbed.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okl., Dec. t7. Rob
bers blew open the safe of the only bank
in the town of Moore, a small village
seven miles aouineast oi nere, early
and escaped with 11,000.
Bonrke Cock ran En Route Wrmt.
NEJW YORK, Dec. 57. W. Bourke Cock
ran, who has been 111 for several days,
left for Chicago today, enroute to California.