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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 8, 1906)
TTIK OMAnADATTiY REE: SUNDAY, ATOIL 8, 1906.
STATEMENT OF STATE DEBT
Treaiurer! Beport Sbowa a Reduction of
Orel a Quarter Million.
STILL ABOVE THE TWO MILLION MARK
i Flsjores on Valuation of the
laloa end Misaoarl Parifle RoeJs
4 Their Earalaga la
(From a BUIt Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April (Special.) State
Treasurer Mortenann, In reply to a re
quest for a statement of the state debt
for several years part, has compiled the
following, showing- the amount of Indebted
ness on the first day of December, which
Is the beginning; of the flacal year:
199 ll.Sn4.52Pi .92
lfl 1. .27, 447. 71
fl 2.0.I7.HO 31
Q -uil ITT 1
l6 .i 2,375,31m. 56
Treasurer Mortensen reports that since
January 1, 190G, the Indebtedness has been
reduced In round numbers as follows:
January t H'.mio
This shows the warrant Indebtednesa la
still above $2,0no,ono. At least 90 per cent
of these warrants are held as an Invest
ment by the educational trust funds. All
trust funds In depository banks draw In
terest at the rate of 2 per cent per an
num on daily balances, which Is credited
to the general fund. The amount of In
terest earned from December 1. 1908, to
December 1, 19o4, was $1,5D.70 and from
December 1, 1904, to date Is 111,602.88. The
treasurer says this Indicates that the
average bain nee of all funds in the state
treasury i about $400,000. He believes by
January next the total reduction In the
bate debt will be t&OO.OOO. The non
payment of taxes by the railroads has
prevented a greater reduction of the state
debt. It Is contemplated tie Sheldon 1-mll!
levy bill will reduce the debt ttbout $300,000
Earslast of I'nlnn Pacific.
In Its report filed yesterday with the
state auditor, the Union Faclflc Railroad
company has a statement showing in
detail the money Its lines earned In Ne
braska during the last year as well as the
amount of money spent In operating the
road. In this latter sum Is Included the
amount of taxes paid In the state, though
no mention Is made of the amount of taxes
not paid, but which has been levied. The
average amount of money earned above
expenses on all the Union Pacific lines in
the state during the year was $7,314.30.
The following table gives In detail how
the money was made and the expenses:
Main Line. 4t1.39 Miles-
Freight earnings $ 9.702.224 SO
Passenger earnings 2,WS,iM.2C
Other earnlnKs 1.214. 946,K0
Uross earnitiKS 13,ul5.!4.4u
Operating expenses 6,S75,S12.74
Net earnings 7,040,261.71
Expenses per mile, gross 27.847.97
Expenses per mile, net 15,002. HI
Kearney Branch. 66.79 Miles-
Freight earnings $ 63,20?. 99
Passenger earnings 23,796. M
Other earnings e.tjiia HI
Gross earnings S3,6tS.0S
Operating expenses WU71.74
Net earnings 16.602. W
Expenses per mile, gross 1,2.1. m
Expenses per mile, net 236.64
Other Branches. 428.32 Miles-
Freight earnings 716.7D0.KS
Passenger earnings ' 2ti0,&40.7sl
Other earnings . 64.U78.W2
Gross earnings 1.631,300.33
Operating expenses 1,023.847. t7
Net earnings 7,962.66
Expenses per mile, gross 2,407.78
Expenses per mile, net ........ 18.69
TotaL 961.60 Miles
Freight earnings $10,471,207.97
Passenger earnings 2,3S3.1U1.14
. Other earnings 1.276.6H4.73
, Groaa earnings 14,130,833.84
Operating expenses 7.0K8.132.16
Net earnings , 7,032,701.69
Expenses per mile, gross 14.6W.66
Expenses per mile, net 7,314.30
The table shows that every mile of rail
road owned by the Union Paclflo In the
state made money for the corporation, tho
main line being In the lead as a revenue
producer, bringing in the enormous sum
of $16,061 per mile, after paying all expenses
Incidental to running this part of the sys
' tern. The gross earnings of the main line
In this state reached the enormous figures
of over $13,000,000.
The detailed report shows the road values
Its depot grounds, stock yards and other
buildings on Its right-of-way aas follows:
' Main line, $4,261,376; Omaha A Republican
Valley branch, $514,841; Kearney branch.
$64,808. Distributed according to the mile
age, the main line right-of-way Is worth
$9,096 a mile, the Omaha A Republican
Valley branch at $1,202 a mile and the
Kearney branch at $66.74 a mile. In Doug'
las county the right-of-way of the main
line la valued at $2,987,900, which, of course,
Includes all the buildings and ground In
the right-of-way. Lancaster county, on the
division of the value of this particular
property, will get an assessment of $102,08$
from the Omaha Republican Valley
All the locomotives of the system are
valued at $3.871421.62. of which 32.43 per
cent Is apportioned to Nebraska, making
' the share of this state $1,267,123.13. Passen-
- ger eoachea are valued for the system at
H.4M.947.&8, of which 36.66 per cent Is ap
Dortloned lo Nebraska, making $633,971.28.
Freight and equipment la valued for the
system at $6.401.349 93. of which Nebraska
. gets 18.1 per cent or $953,046.19. This per
cent given to Nebraska Is based upon the
miles traveled by the rolling stock In this
The shops In Omaha are returned at a
valuation of $373,616. The bridges of the
main Una are returned at a valuation of
$1,199,219. on the Omaha & Republican Val
ley branch at $328,768 and on the Kearney
. branch at $22,861, making a total valuation
v of $1,550,848.
The net earnings of the road In Ne-
' braska last year amounted to $6,416,404.96,
as agatnat a total net earnings In the state
this year of $7,032,701.69.
The State Board of Asseaament will Insist 1
. upon all the roads showing the receipt
a and earnings of the roads lit Nebraska.
Heretofore It has been Impossible to secure
this Information. The Union Pacific claims
in Its statement of net earnings In Ne
braska that Included therein Is all the
Interstate traffic going through the stale
v and that Nebraska's share should be 17.$
per cent of the entire earnings of Its
, system. The board will meet Miy 2" (o
begin Its session.
Mlssoarl Periae Hf port.
According to Its report of the valuation
' of its property tiled with t tie state auditor
today, the Missouri Pacific railroad, during
the last year earned $2,638,371.29 above all
lis expenses, while the Pacific railway in
Nebraska, a branch of the Missouri Pa
clflo system, lost Its owners the sum of
- $13,369. The Missouri Pacific shows a de.
. crease In Its earnings from the year be
fore when It earned net, $3,4M,912, In 1904
the Pacific railway lost Its owners $30,976,
showing this road has picked up consldrra
bit. Following is a table showing the
financial statement of the Missouri Pacific
exclusively of the Pacific railway in Ne
brafka: Missouri Pacific.
Gross earnings $2I.4.74 42 $X;H.hnii.7i
Net earmnaa 34.!12l K.Kts.371 29
. Opera, niainte l.7w.7'2.41 is. 4"V 4 7
1 lvld.nla. July l.vfe.isj.iin 1 lii.4..:, i
Dividends, iJeo 1.94a, 436.09 1.9ii,Ua.uU
The capital slock of the company is $77,-
Is certain if you take Flood's SarsaparWa.
This great medicine cures those eruptions,
pimples and boils that appear at all seasons;
cures scrofula sores. Bait rheum or eczema;
adapts itself equally well to, and also cures, dys
pepsia and all stomach troubles; cures rheu
matism and catarrh; cures nervous troubles,
debility and that tired feeling.
, . . .. . , Mrs. Bslen L. Thompson of Lewi, ton,
RreciAU-To meet the wishes of those who prefer nvotU gn to h,r 11Ml,
medicine In tablet form, we are now potting up Hood's from e., Barsaparllls. which
Psraaparilla In chocolate ;oated tablets as well as In thnronshly pnrifled br blood sfur so
the usual liquid form. By reducing Hood's Sarsapa- sttark of that blood poisoning dls-
rilia to a solid extrsct, we have retained In the tablets (am, trsrlet fever. It gar ber atrength
toe curative properties of every medicinal Ingredient end renewed heslth. Thousand of
Sold by druggists or sent by mall, othor, tell of similar tares, also enres
100 Joes one dollar. C. L Hood Co.. Lowell, Mass. of scrofula, salt rtastun, ecsems, ato.
817,875. The report says the officials do
not know what the true value of the stock
la and cites the market reports to the
board for the market value of the stock.
The funded debt for 1904 was $60,012,000
and In 195 the funded debt was $86,112,000.
The mileage of the road In Nebraska Is
306.58 miles, while the Pacific railway In
Nebraska, not Included In the mileage of
the Missouri Pacific system. Is 71.22 miles.
The following table shows the financial
statement of this road:
Gross earnings t'.l.nrtS.OQ $50,670.06
Net earninKS. def.... 3o,S7T.54( def. 13.369.57
Operation or malnte... 82,041. 20 64,039.63
A statement showing mileage, capital
stock, earnings and operating expenses of
the Mlasouri Pacific Railroad company ex
cluding the Pacific Railway company In
Nebraska for the year ending December 31,
Gross earnings $1.892,46 61
operating expenses 1.0S6.6.T7.49
Net earnings 3o6.949.12
Gross earnings per mile 4.6.T6.K6
Not earnings per mile 1.0m. 71
Interest on debt 3.9H7.970.K3
Dividends made 3,890.870.00
Protest on Light Bonds.
W. J. Haskins of Red Cloud has filed a
protest with the state auditor against
registering the Red Cloud electric llgnl
bonds. When the bonds were first filed
with the auditor he refused to register
them because he ruled they had been
voted under the provisions of the 1905 law,
which provides a village enn vote bonds
to an amount equal to 24 per cent of the
assessed valuation. The bonds were for
$5,000, which was 6 per cent of the valua
tion of the town. A mandamus suit was
filed and the supreme court at Its last
session ordered the auditor to register the
bonds. Before he could act Haskins filed
his protest. He alleged that Red Cloud
voted bonds to the amount of $6,000 fifteen
years ago and that they were turned
over to a local banker to sell. After the
deal was made the bank failed and
the city lost the money and got no light
plant. Of this Issue $4,000 Is still outstand
ing. This, together with the $10,000 just
voted, makes a larger amount of Indebted
ness than 5 per cent of city property.
Others from Red Cloud claim the city has
taken over the bank property which will
pay off the outstanding bonds, but until
this Is done It Is likely the auditor will
refuse to act.
Reform at rnlreralty.
The spirit of reform has permeated tho
walls of the State university and has got
hold of the students. The result Is that
hereafter all social functions In which
money Is an Important factor, will be on
a business basis and a strict report will
be made of Its use by the man handling
It. The first gun was fired by the reform
element when those interested swooped
down upon James Edgar Edgerton, mana
ger of the last junior prom., for an ac
counting. The class was not satisfied with
his report and at once appointed a com
mittee to Investigate. The report of the
committee was made yesterday afternoon
and was followed by a red hot debate
over Its - acceptance. The committee was
sustained. The report called upon Mr.
Edgerton to put back Into the treasury of
the class $26. The committee reported
Edgerton had the door keeper stand at tho
cloak room Instead of the door to the ball
room and thus ten couples managed to
get through without paying the $260 each.
The committee did not accuse Edgerton
of getting anything out of the transaction,
but voted to have him put It back merely
to get things started on a business basis.
A few other Items showed a discrepancy
and the class voted not to exonerate Ed
gerton from the blame. Besides the ten
couples which got In for nothing the com
mittee asserted Edgerton gave away
twenty-eight complimentary tickets. Ed
gerton belongs to the Phi Kappa Psls.
Bryan Retaras la September.
In a private letter received today from
W. J. Bryan, written at Calcutta, India,
Mr. Bryan says he expects to return home
about the middle of September. His itin
erary Includes a steamer trip from Bom! ay.
India, to Cairo, Egypt; a journey to the
Holy Land, thence to Constantinople and
from there to St. Petersburg, reaching the
Russian capital about the time the new
regime In governmental affairs has been
this official opinion of the rank and file
of the party whether or not direct pri
maries shall hereafter supplant the con
vention plan of nomination.
TEACHERS ED A BIST SEMIOX
Enrollment at Fremont Approaches
the Thousand Mark.
FREMONT. Neb., April 7.-(Spec.tal.)-The
Eastern Central Nebraska Teachers'
association closed their first session this
morning. The enrollment far exceeded
the expectations of the locsl committees,
the total being 961, over 600 of whom came
from outside of the city. The committee
ran out of badges yesterday noon and had
a busy time assigning lodging places to
late arrivals who came In time to attend
the section meetings.
Last evening's session was held at the
opera house, which was crowded. A witty
and Instructive lecture was delivered by
W'm. Hawley Smith. The following of
ficers were elected for the coming year:
President. H. H. Hahn. Blair; vice presi
dent, N. M. Graham, South Omaha; secre
tary, F. E. Taylor. Fullerton: treasurer, W.
A. Voder. Otn,ha; members executive com
mittee, N. C. Abbott, Tekamah. and J. C.
Matxen, Fremont. An Invitation of the
Fremont Commercial club to hold the next
meeting In Fremont was unanimously ac
cepted. The Saturday morning session was held
at the Congregational church, the Normal
auditorium being not large enough to ac
commodate the teachers. The church,
which seats the largest number of any
edifice In the city, excepting the opera
house, was crowded. Superintendent W.
H. Meyrs of Oakland spoke on "The
School Premises and their Influence."
Principal Fred Morrow of Mead led the
discussion which followed. In which the
necessity and value of properly built and
equipped buildings was emphasized. Sup
erintendent Waterhouse of Omaha dis
cussed discipline In the public schools and
State Superintendent McBrlen closed with
an address on the "Five Essentials."
A noticeable feature of the meeting was
that nearly all the teachers remained until
the close of the session. It was one of the
largest teacher's meetings ever held In
ARAPAHOE VETERANS CELEBRATE
EXPERIMENTS IS THE AD HILLS
York Man Goes to Farmlaa- with Mttle
t ask aad "Makes Good."
YORK. Neb.. April 7. (Special.) "I have
had everything to eat and have plenty of
money," Is what J. B. Brooks, a pioneer
settler of Tork county, now living near
Halsey, Neb., told his many friends who
Inquired how he was getting along In the
sand hills of Nebraska. Mr. Brooks Is one
of the earliest settlers In York county, and
about a year ago he, with his wife, located
a homestead In the sand hills four miles
north of Halsey, where they have been
residing and Improving their farm. Mr.
Brooks said that when he left York all
the money he -had was $42. He bought a
tent, hired some of the valley land between
the hills, broke It and raised a large crop
of potatoes, beans and all kinds of vegeta
bles and some corn. From the proceeds
of the sale of the crop raised on the
breaking he has paid for a small two-room
frame house and other small Improve
ments. He hopes this year to make enough
to buy a necessary team, a few mws and
hogs, and says that with a start he believes
that the opportunities to make money farm
ing and stock raising in the sand hills In
Nebraska is far better than in eastern
Nebraska. Taking Into consideration that
Mr. Brooks had only $42 to commence with
In cash and that he is 68 years old and not
able to do a full day's work, he has proven
the value of the land. He said that at
first cattlemen told him the land would
Lnot produce and that he would starve to
urn in ii ne auempiea to iarm mi land.
Fortieth Anniversary of Post Ob
served by Grand Army.
ARAPAHOE, Neb., April 7. (Special Tel
egram.) Garrett post No. 120 today cele
brated and commemmorated the fortieth
anniversary of the post by a sumptuous
dinner to all the old veterans, wives and
friends. There are only thirty-four of the
old veterans who are members of the post,
but additions from Edison, Holbrook and
other towns swelled the number to over
100. The usual dinner of the veterans'
wives was served and speeches and muslo
presented by local talent. Holbrook, as Is
usual, was In attendance In numbers and
furnished many of the speakers and en
tertainers. D. W. Lewis as commander had charge
of the program and stated that there were
but thirty-four of the members of the post
In good standing according to remlattnna
and the rules, and the number Is growing
less year by year. Garrett post owns Its
hall, is out of debt and whenever it needs
money applies to the Woman's Relief
BI'RMXGTOX 19 TOLD TO ACT
Peremptory Order to Widen Culverts
Is laaned at Grand Island.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb., April 7-Spe-clal.)
County Judge Mullln has granted an
order on the petition and affidavit of the
city, compelling the Burlington company
to open wider culverts through Its belt
line at a point where the belt line acts ss
a dam to a natural water course. The em
bankment has caused waters to be held and
to be backed up In recent years on adja
cent property, greatly damaging to the
latter. For three years there have been
constantly recurrent floods In this section
of the city. The city authorities have In
the meantime repeatedly from time- to
time sought an amicable adjustment of
the matter, but received nothing but prom
ises. The order makes the opening neces
sary within three days or permits the city
and its agents to enter the property of
the company and remove the obstruction.
FREMOST TO BLAIR AD OMAHA
Arlington Hears Talk of an Inter,
nrban Project and Is Interested.
There Is much talk of an Interurban line
of some kind between Fremont and Blair
via Arlington and Kennard. Some think
a line would branch off at Arlington and
run to Omaha via Elk City. A franchise
could easily be obtained from this county
and local capitalists would purchase lots
of the stock.
Primer lea la Otoe.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb.. April 7-(8pe-clal.)
The Otoe county republican county
central committee met In Syracuse thia
afternoon to consider the matter of direct
primaries for Otoe county, the same to
take the place of the uMial party conven
tion. It .was finally decided to .leave the
matter for the voters to expresa their
opinion. At the next republican county prt
marl.- It is ordered that a ballot be fur
mshed each voter on which he may ex
press his preference for or aga'-nst the
direct primary lda. The result of the
voting Is to be faliy reported on the cre
dentlals of esch delegate and read at the
next convention. The convention will then
be called upon to decide la the face of
Oarmlcharl Wins on a Draw,
TABLE ROCK, Neb., April 1 (Special.)
The village board met last night in reg
ular session and canvassed the recent vote.
C. H. Carmlehael, license, and A. E. Hey-
wood, antl-llcense, who had a tie vote.
drew and the former won, so that the board
stands two license and three antl-llcense.
Had Heywood won out the antls would
have had control for two years, as it Is, for
rchard Wilhelm arpet o,
Furnishers of Hotels. Clubs, Restaurants, as Well as Private Homes
qiq.qi6.qi3 SOUTH SIXTEENTH STREET
ftXIMUM VALUES TIT MINIMUM PRICES. SHuoh nre conditions that prevail hero-not now and
then, but at all times. The new spring stocks are all on display. The collection is so broad and the patterns so
choice and true that home furnishers will appreciate the wonderful display and the excellent values that we offer. We never
sacrifice quality for price, as we buy, so we sell benefit by trading here and accept our guarantee with each and every
Over 50,000 pairs of Lace Curtains at wholesale prices. Monday morning, at
8 o'clock, we will place all our surplus stock from our wholesale department on
sale, first floor retail department, at wholesale prices. Here is an opportunity to
buy good Lace Curtains at a very low price, just at the beginning of the season
when everybody wants new, clean curtains.
Lot 1 Consisting of Odd Curtains. In all gradeg
up to $5.00 per pair odd pieces of ""Jl
Net, Sample Curtains Soiled Cur- I J
tains each 2V
Lot 8 Bonne Femme Curtains for single win
dows also Battenberg Curtains, regular size
white and Arabian every pair
worth five dollars in this sale at
Battenberg Curtains, heavy borders Duchess
Curtains, Ivory or white new Irish
Point Curtains new Brussels Cur
tains, at pair
Extra heavy Cluny Curtains,
and edge Double Net Brus
sels., four colors
Fine French Muslin Bed Sets, with bolster cover,
a full line of colors, all ready for r sir
bed complete J O
French Muslin by the yard, all colors for ?
bed sets and over-curtains yard UC
Lot 2 Over 8,000 pairs of Ruffled Swiss Cur
tains, full size, all perfect, some T
slightly soiled, every pair worth 11 if
and $1. 60 while they last
Fine Net Curtains, Brussels effect fine Cable
Net Curtains, serviceable fine Cluny Cur
tains fine Irish Curtains, regular g
retail value about $4. B0 a pair J M
our wholesale stock at r
Brussels Curtains, Madras Curtains, m
Cluny Curtains, Arabian Curtains 11
a pair J I J
An assortment of high class curtains from our
regular retail department at spe- g f. f
cial values new Ivory Curtains Til
and Duchess Curtains at a pair V
45-Inch Bobblnet, white or Arabian color, extra
heavy single thread net per 17'
yard If iC
54-lnch English Double Thread Net, white,
ivory or Arabian color per fl-.
5 4 -inch French Net, three-thread the best you
can buy both colors, white or Ara- ClS
bian yard )UC
WINDOW SHADE HEADQUARTERS
We sell the be6t Window Shade you can C
buy at the price 3x6 feet, each 9C
OH Opaque Shades, 3x6 feet, good roll
ers, all colors each '.
Hand Flnshed Opaque Shades, 3x6 feet, Hart
shorn rollers wider shades to iPn
match each UUL
Extension Rods, full size, highly pol
Finished in the bright
or the satin, has
heavy two-Inch con
tinuous posts and
Other patterns, all
sizes, from $10 up.
Mission Rocker &)
Made of best quality oak and best
construction, large size, (V Pf m
Spanish leather seat; "I J
special at each J
Sole Omaha and vicinity agents for the celebrated
Hoosler Manufacturing Co. superior line of Kitchen Cabi
nets. The greatest time and labor saving piece of kitchen
furniture on the market.
Sole agents for OSTERMOOIt & CO. "Elastic" Felt
Mattresses, at Ostermoor prices.
For GLOBE-WERNICKE "Elastic" Bookcases all
woods and finishes at factory prices.
Bissel's Standard Sweeper $2.25
Bissel's Perfection Sweeper $2.50
Bissel's Gold Medal Sweeper $3.00
Bissel's Parlor Queen Sweeper $4.00
Bissel's Hotel Grand Sweeper $4.50
COCOA DOOR MATS
Keep Your Home Clean.
No. 1 Fine Mat 49c
No. 2 Fine Mat 75c
No. 3 Fine Mat 90c
No. 2 Medium Mat $1.15
No. 3 Medium Mat $1.25
$Ifc.q5 -9x12 $!6.q5
Monday morning wo place on sale a
great assortment of Brussels Rugs,
9x12 size, including all of the new pat
terns of the best manufacturers, such
well known makes as Smith, Sanford
and Beattics, all go on special sale
commencing Monday morn- f 1 45
ing, at one price, each aU .
9x12 extra heavy Seamless 50
Velvet Rugs , 0
All new patterns to select from.
Monday Specials in House.
Solid Oak Bath Tub Seat with nickel
plated hangers, adjustable to C,
any width tub, Monday only. . 'C
Now on dis
play are a full
assortment o f
new 1906 pat
terns, which em
brace all of the
newest and best
features in fold
ing and reclining
call special at
tention to our
large stock of
English Perambulators. Go-Carts of superior
quality at $2.85, 94.00, $4.23, $3.23, $3.75,
97.23, 98.00 and up.
Now showing a complete assortment of all
the novel and staple articles' in Rattan Furniture.
slderable difficulty In getting help when he
most needed It. About the close of. the
year he hired a number of Japs and was
well satisfied with their work.
Superintendent Cos Is 111.
GRAND ISKA.ND, Neb., April 7. (Spe
cial.) Division Superintendent Cox of the
Union Paclflo Is 111 at his home In this
city, his condition being regarded as most
r.strarti for l.itr Beets.
KRKMONT Neb., April 7. (Special ) The
Standard Bret Sugar company is making
contracts for the 1!6 beet supply. As last
year, the largest acreage comes from the
vicinity of North Platte, where It Is ex
pected 5.W0 acres will be raised. Indica
tions are that the acreage 4n this vicinity
will exceed tha of last year. A. B.
Qrlgerelt. the heaviest beet raiser In this
vicinity, expects to employ 140 Japa in his
fields this year. Last season he had con-
FREMONT SHOE MAX KILLS SELF
C. W. Cook Is Shot la Head aad Iadl
rations Point to Suicide.
FREMONT. Neb.. April 7.-(8pecial Tel
egram.) C. W. Cook, manager of the Fre
mont Cash Shoe store, shot himself In the
head about 7:20 tonight and Is dead.
Whether the shooting was accidental or
intentional no one knows, but Indications
point strongly to suicide. A few minutes
before he borrowed a double-barrelled shot
gun from F. Mathleson, proprietor of a
store on Sixth street, saying that he and
hik clerk were going hunting Sunday
morning. He left Mathleson's store by the
back way, going through the alley to the
buck door of his own store. Mr. Hayward
of Omaha, whose company owns the stock
in the store, a customer and the clerk
were In the rear of the building. A shot
was heard and almost at the same Instant
they saw Cook fall through the partly open
door to the floor. The charge, which was
a heavy one, entered the head at the
lower jaw, tearing off the side of his face,
some of the shot passing out In front of
end above the right ear. Death occurred
Mr. Mathleson says the gun was not
loaded when he handed it to Cook and that
Cook said when he left the store that he
would get some shells. Whether he In
tentionally shot himself, pulling tha trig
ger with his right foot, or slipped and
accidentally discharged the gun as he
opened the back door, of course no one
knows. He had been drinking heavily re
cently, but was sober tonight. He owed
local parties considerable amounts who
were dunning him for money. He was
24 years old and leaves a wife to whom
he was married last summer.
. for Lunch
Sews of Kebraska.
ARLINGTON Most of the teachers
s round here attended the teachers' meet
ing held In Fremont on Saturday.
BEATRICE El kins Bros, yesterday pur
chased the Uem cafe of John Mattocks and
will conduct the business In the future.
GIBBON More building Is being done in
Gibbon this year than ever known before.
GIBBON The Gibbon hotel has changed
hands again. Mr. Gibus from Palisade,
Neb., la now in charge.
BEATRICE J. H. Dunts arrived home
laat evening from Illinois, where he pur
chased a tine race horse with a mark of
WEST POINT The bureau of vital sta
tistics for Cuming county during the month
of March registered sixteen births and six
ARLINGTON Farming has begun In
tati'nent. Borne farmers have commenced
lo plow for corn. Low land Is too wet
GIBBON The firm of Rlchson & Rogers
of the Farmers reataurunt has dissolved
partnership and cloaed out the business.
The building Is vacant.
WEST POINT-M M. Boatsman has sol. I
tils photograph gallery and business to W.
J. Taylor of Fullerton, Cal. Mr. Taylor
iaen possession or me stork and busi
ARLINGTON It has been announced
that a block ayatem will he Inatalled in
tha railway yards hare. The people are
pleased with the new train service which
will be started April 15. Arlington will
then have ten passenger trains daily.
ARLINGTON The young son of Chris
Besgard, living east of town, ran away
from home and was lost several hours.
He was found by hU father sleeping In a
cornfield near home. "
TABLE ROCK News arrived here this
morning of the death of Mrs. Ruth A. Nes
bltt at the advanced age of 87 years at
the home of her son, Charles A. Nesbltt,
at Burllngame. Kan.
PLATT8MOCTH A son of George Rey
nolds, living southwest of Plattsmouth, laid
a cartridge on the ground and lit It with
a match. Before he got out of the way It
exploded, causing him to lose the sight of
GRAND ISLAND The barn of H. H.
Grant, recently built, was destroyed by
fire Friday, ashes thrown in the alley com
municating tire to the structure. There
was no Insurance. Loss about $400. The
contents of the barn were saved.
BEATRICE Henry Austin, foreman for
John Sparks, the brldge.inan, will begin
work Monday for the county under tha
direction of Supervisor Werner. Mr. Austin
will overhaul and repair a number of
bridges throughout the county while here.
PLATTSMOUTH The home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Wescott was the scene of a
merry gathering of young folks In honor
of Miss Vernon Storey of Red Cloud, Neb.,
and the celebration of the 14th birthday
anniversary of Miss Marie Donnelly.
ARLINGTON The water works Is now
completed and Arlington has one of the
beat plants In the state. At a meeting of
the city council it was decided to pur
chase one hose cart and Ave hundred feet
of hose. A tire team will be organized In
the near future.
YORK Councilman V. Hyder has re
turned from an extended trip through the
soutii and a long stay In California, where
he went to regain his health. Mr. Hyder
has regained his health and announces
to the public that he will continue In the
PIATTSMOUTH The supreme court has
Just handed down a decision attirming the
Judgment of ll.W6.88, which waa rendered
by the district court against the Maryland
Casualty company for money stolen from
the vault of the iUnK or Muruoca on ine
night of January 6, 1904.
blUHSHAW William Overstreet, one of.
the successful and prosperous young
farmers living north of Bradshaw, is
talked of as a candidate on the republi
can ticket iir the legiolature. The many
friends of Mr. Overstreet hope to Induce
him to make ttje race for the nomination.
GIBBON Saturday was the anniversary
of the old setllcis colony. They settled
at Gibbon April 7, 1872, and every year
they come here on their anniversary from
far and near to celebrate with each other
and talk over old limes. Saturday's rain
did not succeed In marring the success of
NEBRASKA CITT The annual meeting
of the Otoe County Medical society was
held In this city today. Dr. Claude Wat
sou was elected president and Dr. C. P.
Crudup was elected secretary and treas
urer. Dr. 8. P. Wilson wss chosen dele
gule to represent the asaoclatiun at the
meeting of the State Medical aoclety.
FREMONT Isaac N. Dickinson waa
bound over to the district court on the
charge of forging a check on Frankman
Broa. tt Morris for $2.10, and In default
of ball wan committed to the county Jail.
He Is a skilled structural steel worker
drawing a good salary, but st the time the
offense waa alleged to have been com
mitted waa on a big drunk.
BEATRICE Word waa received here yes
terday of the death of Mrs. Caroline Swart,
mother of A. F. Swart, until recently pro
prietor of the City hotel here, which oc
rurrvd at York, Neb. Mrs. Swart lived
In Beatrice for some time with her son
and her friends were surprised to learu
of her death. She waa a native of New
York and waa yeara of age.
WEST POINT The regular aesalon nf
the Woman s club of Wttl point was held
this week at the home of Dr. and Mrs.
11. B. Bummers. The first part of the pro
gram was devoted to the subject of agri
culture and roll call waa responded to by
quotations on this subject. An Instructive,
Interesting and accurate paper was read
. ty Mrs. J. A. Btaiil. entitled "Biats Aids
to Farmers." A paper on "Snxon and
iorman cmgiana was reaa oy jure. uwto
BEATRICE At a meeting of the Wom
an's club yesterday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. S. C. Smith, city Improvements
were discussed and It waa decided to
beautify tho various church grounds of
the city. Committees were appointed to
look after the work. The program was In
the art department and Mrs. Ransdell and
Miss Myrtle Beck gave the musical num
bers. WEST POINT Mrs. William Connoly.
one of the best known residents of Lincoln
township, died at the family home at tho
age of 60 years. The deceased was a imtlve
of Ireland and has lived with her hUBbtind
on their present farm for twenty years.
She leaves an aged husband and eight
children. Death was due to heart dlsenxe.
The remains were Interred under Catholic
auspices at the Howells cemetery.
BEATRICE Mr. Emery Hoyle, until re
cently a resident of this city, and Miss
Lydia Schultx of Schuyler, Neb., were mar
ried at Omaha yesterday. The bride and
groom arrived In Beatrice last evening and
after a brief visit with relatives and
friends they wll proceed to Missouri Val
ley, la., where tliey will make their home
and where Mr. Hoyle Is engaged In the
publication of the Missouri Valley Times.
GRAND ISLAND Frit I Sondtrmeier. a
farmer residing near Phillips, suatained
the loss of his barn. Including a fine team,
by fire. The ire was not discovered until
It had made great headway, and one horse,
two coVs and a calf were all that could
be aaved. There waa no Insurance on the
contents or buildings. The farm Is rented
by Mr. Sondermeler from R. Guendel. The
renter's loss Is IVoO and that of the owner
of the land 1150.
ARBORVILLB A number of the large
land owners of York county who own
land that in wet seasons Is partially cov
ered with water, have experimented with
tiling their land and find that they can
successfully tile basin land and that in a
few years It is the very richest and the
best land there Is. Mr. E. A. Wells of
Arborvllle township Is shipping In several
car loads of twelve-Inch tile with which he
fropo8es to drain several hundred acres of
BEATRICE Sheriff Trude was called to
the home of. a fanner the other day, who
notified, him that some one had stolen :i
number of his hogs. As the farmer offered
a reward of $'26 for the arrest of the thief
or the recovery of the animals, the offlcr
visited his place and after a survey, of the
lots succeeded in locating the hogs,' whlcn
were supposed to have been stole.n, under
a corncrib adjoining the pen. The farmer
promptly paid the reward and the officer
returned to the city feeling as thougit
he had been well paid for his services.
WEST POI NT-Mrs. Franctsca Drahos,
one of the best known pioneer settlers of
this city, died at the family home from
ailments Incident to old age. Mrs. Drahos
waa in her 86th year and had lived in Weft
Point continuously with her htiaband and
family for thlrty-sevtn years. She was a
widow, her husband having died a few
years ago. She leaves five children, Gustave
of Omaha and Joseph, Frank, Edward and
Mrs. Anna Jerman of this city. Funeral
services were conducted from St. Mary's
Catholic church and Interment was In Ml,
Many Drop Dead
from so-called heart trouble, when tha rent
cause Is acute Indigestion, easily curable
by Electrlo Bitters, CO cents. For sale by
Sherman & McConnell Drug Co.-
Solid gold beads. Copley, 216 8. Kth st.
Canal Refuses to Talk.
CLEVELAND, April 7. President W. It.
Cannlff of the New York, Chicago A St.
Iouls (Nickel Plate) road declined tod.iv
to discuss the report that the road bus
psssed Into the hands of the Delawara,
Lackawanna & Western company.
14th and Farnam St.
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