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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY,
BURLINGTON PITS IN PLEA
Ti Coaamisiiornr Follard Arts for a
Redaction in Assessment,
HCLOS FRANCHISE VALUED TOO HIGH
Veteran Gathering at I.larili for ths
Convention of O. A. R. Auxiliary
Bodies Arr Meeting at
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. May 15.-(8pecial.)-R. D. Pol
lard, tax commissioner of the Burlington,
and F C. Vhlman. tax commissioner of
the St. Joseph A Gand Island, talked to
tho Btate Board of Assessment thla morn
ing for lower assessment on the property
of ths two corporation. Mr. t'hlman
only talked for a few minutes and sug
gested that Ml road waa of little value
compared with other roads In Nebraska
and asked for a reduction from the as
sessment of K.EOO a mile to 15.500 a mile.
Mr. Pollard surprised the board also by !
speaking, only a ahort time and only ask
ing: for a reduction from $38,750 to t-io.ooo a
mile. On the stocks and bonds basis lie
told the board If It was found his road
win worth im.ooo a mile and on the bawls
of the physical property It was worth 120,
ft'O a mile, he, thought It would not be a
bad Idea to make the assessment In the
neighborhood of $30,000 a mile, striking a
medium between the wo ways of finding
The discussion of the arguments and the
reports of the board this afternoon gave
rise to the belief that the Northwestern,
the Vnlon Pacific and the Burlington will
be slightly raised if the sentiment ex
pressed by Governor Mickey and Treasurer
Mortensen is the sentiment of the board.
Mortensen. however, may not stand for an
Increase on the Burlington, though the
governor will likely be for It. According
to opinions expressed It Is safe to say they
will stand for an Increase of fl.ooo.OCO on
the I'nlon Pacific, or about a fl.ono rate
per mile. On the Northwestern these two
will insist on an Increase of about ?500,0"0,
or about InOO a mile, and an Increase of
about $400,000 on the Burlington, or about
fW a mile.
It Is practically agreed now that the Mis
souri Pacific, the Rock Island, the St.
Taul it Omaha and the St. Joseph A Grand
Island will remain the same as last year.
At that time the values were as follows:
Value. Per M'le.
Missouri Pacific ...f2.271.HlJ J7.440
Rock Island 2.0KSI.1W S.5"0
8'. Joseph Grand Island 730,015 fi.'X)
Northwestern 6.931.4 6.500
Last year the assessed value of the
Vnlon Pacific was fll.639.3a8 or tl2.0O0 per
mile. The Burlington was assessed at
$20,23,99 or $7,750 per mile.
Pollard Objects to Franchise Value.
In his discussion. Mr. Pollard did not
make any exceptions to the use of the
storks and bonds as a basis cf valuation
or of the consideration of the net earnings
basis, but he Insisted that the board de
duct the arbitrary from the earnings. - He
also called the board's attention to a nttle
matter of franchise value. He said last
year the board found the tangible property
of the road worth 119.212 per mile and the
Intnnglble property worth 119.538 per mllo.
showing the board had added for the value
of the franchise 101 per cent, making a
total valuation of $38,750 per mile.
In rrt, Mr. Pollard said: "Allowing for
tho arbitrary of 4-W of one mile, we earned
In Nebraska net, f3,S5,768.12 for the year
ending June 30, 1905, or $2,066 per mile,
which capitalized at 6 per cent would make
out. .property; ,forth "less than $36,000 pet
mllo for IS""
Pollard asserted he was entitled to make
the arbitrary reduction because he said
none of Jhe other roads add anything of the
kind when furnishing statements of lira.
Injrri In Nebraska.
Regaiding storlu and bonds Pollard said
the bonds were. Issued on specific portions
of the road and the bonded Indebtedness
of the company June 30. 1905, In Nebraska
mounted to only f10.4TO per mile. The
bonded Indebtedness of the system, he said,
amounts to f 170.512.100. less sinking fund of
f:'4,5C9,979.36. leaving outstanding bonds to
the amount of $143,962,120.64. The bonded
Indebtedness of the road In Nebraska, said
Pollard, after deducting the sinking funds,
Is $27,362,706.42. or 18.8 of the total.
The capital stock of the system amounts
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to fUO.839,100, Pollard said, and the same
proportion of stock should be charged to
the lines In Nebraska, as the bonded In
debtedness amounts In proportion to the
total on the system, 18 8-10 per cent. At
fao per share the stock would amount to
$221. 678,2m. From this he said must be de
ducted property which has not or will
not be assessed by the state board $38,126. -481.12.
leaving a total of $1S3.561,71S.S3. Ne
braska's portion of this Is $34,507,723. On
a mileage of 2.611.23 miles this would equal
1.1.215 a mile. The bonds equal tl0.479 a
mile, making a total valuation on the
stocks and bonds basis of f23,694 a mile In
Mr. Pollard asserted in this state the
road had a total of $775,530 worth of prop
erty which Is assessed locally and is not
assessed by the state board, which should
be deducted. The total deductions to be
made for physical property owned by the
system assessed locally, he said, amounted
to $28,126,481.12, of which $23,672,004.82 was
located on the lines east of the river.
This Is supposed to be the last "big" day
of the series of meetings Inasmuch as none
of the other roads has asked for a hearing.
It is understood some of the private car
lines will ask for a date later, at which to
show cause why a lower assessment should
not be made on this class of property. The
board spent the afternoon discussing what
had been said In the arguments and In
casting up the various reports.
Veterans Are Coming.
The thirtieth annual encampment of the
Department of Nebraska. Grand Army of
the Republic; the twenty-third annual con
vention of the Women'a Relief corps, and
the convention of the Ladles of the Grand
Army of the Republic, will begin in Lin
coln tomorrow evening. National Com
mander James Tanner and Mrs. Abble
Adams, national president of the Women's
Relief corps, will reach Lincoln oi the
same train In the morning and will be met
at the station by a delegation of veterans
and escorted to the Lindell hotel, the head
cuartera. The meetings of the veterans will be held
in the Auditorium Instead of representa
tive hall, as formerly announced, and a re
ception will be given the national and de
partment commanders and comrades to
morrow evening from 8 to 11, at which both j
Governor Mickey, Mayor Brown. National
Commander Tanner and National President
Mrs. Adams will deliver addresses.
Following is the program:
Chairman Minnie D. Bell.
Assembly (bugle call) O. C. Bell.
invocation Kev. Harmon Bross.
Address of Welcome F. W. Brown,
Tne Sound of the Drum (Jude) Prof. C.
Response Governor J. H. Mickey.
Address Commander-in-Chief James Tan
Address-National President Women's Re
lief Corps Abhie A. Adams.
Address Department Commander John
Address Department President Harriet
Selection Mrs. M. D. Hoover.
THURSDAY. MAY 17.
8:30 a. m. Parade from Lindell hotel.
9:30 a. in. Presentation of Mag to Lincoln
High school by department patriotic In
atiuctor of Women's Relief corps, Mrs.
Program by Lincoln High schol.
1:30 p. m. The sessions of the encamp
ment and conventions will convene.
AT THE AUDITORIUM.
7:30 p. m. Concert.
8:00 p. in Camptlre, called to order by
John Lett, department commander. Grand
Army of the Republic.
Chairman Governor John H. Mickey.
"Marching Through Georgia," Comrades.
Invocation Rev. P. C. Johnson.
Selection. "The Flag," Anon quartet.
Address Abble A. Adams, National presi
dent Women's Relief corps.
Baritone solo, "brave 6enUnel," H. T.
Address Corporal James Tanner, coin-mander-in-chlef.
Recitation Letha Watson.
"Our Department." Harmon Bross, past
Selection Farragut Women' Relief Corps
Address Mayme Cleave, past department
president Women's Relief corps.
Address Ruth E. Foot, national presi
dent of Ladle of the Grand Army of the
"America." Light out. Bugle. t
Daly of Board to Investigate.
Deputy Attorney General Thompson has
not yet Sled with Governor Mickey an opin
ion as to whether tho Board of Public
Lands and Buildings has the tight to hear
the charge preferred against Superintend
ent Alden and Physician Nicholson of the
Norfolk asylum, but It Is understood lie
will advise the governor the board, has
this authority and will advise that the case
be turned over to the board. The governor,
however, has the final say In the matter
and will pass upon the recommendation
or finding of the board.
Harrison Quits Polities.
W. H. Harrison of Grand Island cam
to Lincoln today to meet with . the old
soldiers tomorrow. "I am too busy to take
mu-h of a part In politics," aald the sena
tor, "and have paid little attention to what
has been going on. I don't know what the.
republicans of Hall county Intend to do.
As for myself I don't expect to get very
busy politically this summer."
Spark Starts Gasoline.
A workman employed In the sultorlum
of J C. Woods & Co. generated
spark of electricity or some other kind of
a spark while cleaning a skirt with gaso
line and caused a fire which resulted in a
loss of 11.000. The spark flew out of some
where and caused an expioslon. but where
It came trom has not been explained un
less It came from the rubbing being ad
ministered to the skirt by th workman.
Capital City Brief a.
The office of Auditor 8rle was closed
from 10 o'clock until 2 today out of respect
to the memory of former Auditor Cornell,
whose funeral occurred this morning.
Clyde Barnard was her from Pawnee
coun-.y this morning selling brickbat and
talking fruit tree. "I have an orchard of
evenly acres." said Mr. Barnard, "and
ever) nee la loaded down. I don't know
whit i am to do with all the fruit, but
I have not begun to worry because a hall
storm msglit settle tha matter for me In
short order." Barnard said he had been
too busy on his farm to hear what wa
doing In politic down hi way.
"I Lav been too busy looking after my
ranch to pay any attention to politic."
I hiu wii svuwuur ok ut iui yeeier-
day. I have no Idea what our county
will do or whettar It will endorse a can-
dldate for the senate,. The only thing I
am sure of Is that I am not a candidate
for governor." Judce Robertson wss here
looking after the Interests of Superintend
ent Alden of the Norfolk asilum, who
has refused to resign, though the gov
ernor has requested his resignation.
LICENSES ARE HKLD tP AT BLAIR
rahllsher of the Conrler Objects to
BLAIR, Neb.. May 15 (Special Telegram )
At the regular meeting of the city council
tonight four applications were presented
for saloon licenses snd would have been
granted had not the wet and dry proposi
tion that has been creating such a stir In
this city since the first of May resolved
itself Into a newspaper fight. Don C. Van
dusen, editor of the Courier, filed a re
monstrance sgalnst the granting of the
applications on the grounds that they were
not published In the paper having the larg
est circulation In the county, they being
published in the Blair Pilot. The council
adjourned until Friday night for a hearing
of the remonstrance.
E. J. Parr, water commissioner, neglected
to file his report and the council voted to
reconsider the confirmation of his reap
pointment. DOCTOR AI.DEX MAKES A DEM AL
Head of Norfolk Asylum Espresse
Confidence In His (.
NORFOLK. NVb.. May 16. (Special
Telegram.) Dr. Alden emphatically de
nies each allegation set forth In the
charges filed against him by Governor
Mickey as untrue and as based upon hear
say. He has had a copy of the charges
since last Saturday and his friends de
clare that if he were not positive that
he could disprove them lie never would
have demanded an investigation. He says
that in a fair trial, lie will prove every
charge to be untrue and he feels thnt
In this way alnYie can Ills reputation be
cleared. The official's friends declare that
the charges merely represent one sid-j
of the. story nd that the physicians
heve a right to be considered innocent
until these rumors are proven as fact,
and this it Is declared, will, be impossi
ble. MORE KllXIXi AT CRAWFORD
Attempt to Lynch Negro Results In
Denth of One of the Mob. .
LINCOLN, Neb., May 15. A dispatch
from Crawford, Neb., says four are now
dead In the riots between white men and
negro soldiers from Fort Robinson. Wil
liam Murphy (white), was killed at mid
night by a squad of soldiers guarding the
Jail at Crawford. Murphy, with others,
tried to form a lynching party to gain
possession of the negro soldier who killed
Arthur Moss, the night watchman.
Beatrice Commercial Club Meets.
BEATRICE, Neb., May 15. (Special.)
1 he board of directors of the Beatrice
Commercial club held a meeting last even
ing to receive the announcement of the
permanent standing committees. The new
secretary, Mayor M. E. Shultz, was intro
dited and thanked the board for the con
fidence Imposed and promised his hearty
co-operation . In everything for the ad
vancement of our city's business Interests.
8. C. Smith, chairman of the special
ccmmlttee appointed to suggest names
for the various standing committees, re
ported the following names for the com
mittees designated: Committee on taxa
tion, public improvements and public
roads, H. J. Dobbs. William Wolfe, H.
H Norcross, J. T. Harden, J. H. Penner;
ccmmlttee on manufacturing Industries,
Jobbing Interests and railroads, Ed S.
Miller, D. W. Cook, C. B. Dempster, Sam
uel Rlnaker, S. C. Smith; committee on
advertising, press work, entertainment
and finance, B. H. Begole, E. G. Drake,
G. II. Johnson, L. B. Howcy and C. CI.
Upon motion the report wa received
and adopted and the names as read will
constitute the standing committees of tho
The president suggested that It was the
Imperative duty for each standing com
mittee to get together and enter at once
upon a vigorous campaign. An inter
esting and instructive communication
from the secretary of the Fremont Com
mercial club was read by L. B. Howey,
and after some routine business was dis
posed of the meeting adjourned to June 4.
Rebekah at Cralg.
OAKLAND, Neb., May 15. (Special.)
The eighth annual session of the First
district Rebekah assembly was held ot
Craig, Neb., last Friday. The afternoon
session was taken up with business, fol
lowed by a secret work contest, which
was won by Mrs. Fred Enfield of Lyons.
The Tekamah degree staff exemplified the
installation of lodge officers.
The evening session was well attended,
fully 200 being present. The lniatory
work of the order was exemplified by the
degree staff The Installation of the dis
trict assembly officers for the ensuing
year closed the most successful and en
thusiastic assembly yet held. The fol
lowing officers were elected: Mr. Mae
Sutherland, Blair, president: Miss Carter,
Blair, vice president; Miss Relnert, Teka
mah, warden; Miss Nellie Payne, Craig,
secretary;' Mrs. George Davis, Lyons,
treasurer. The next meeting of the as
sembly Will be held in Oakland. District
No. 1 Is composed of five lodges, Blair,
Tekamah, Craig, Oakland and Lyons, with
an aggregate membership of 567.
Calhoun Prepares for Memorial Day.
FORT CALHOUN. Neb., May 15. Spe
cial.) Memorial day. May 80, the old
soldiers of Fort Calhoun are preparing
for a splendid meeting in the park at
2 p. m.
Former Governor Crounse, a member of
a New York battery. Is to come back to
hi old home for the day, and among
others are to be a speaker from tho
Ladles' Relief corps of Blair and Re.
Clayton Rice, a student at Princeton, N.
J., seminary. The chaplain Is a wounded
Union soldier, who was a long time in
Andersonvllle prison. There will be good
music by home talent and visitors aro
Rosewater'a Candidacy Approved.
ADAMS. Neb. May 15. (Special.) The
announcement of Edward Rosewater for
Senator has been received very favorably
by many local republicans, who feel thit
Mr. Rosewater la a man of the people
and entirely unhampered by corporate in-
TMtSlg ARC COAT IHIDTI AND
COAT S H I n T s
uttmcrk i j ynt ONI
INSIST OaiTMg LSBtL IT nCINt
tiaMTNiaa, riTMisa, whiti.
sue Ao colon raarsicaa
I.eO AND MORI
"On AND OF LlKC A COAT"
CLUITT. PEAB00T k CO TROT. M. f .
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fluence. He will have a strong following
from Gage county.
Sewa of Nebraska.
COt.t'MPIS-Mrs MatlMa Willis sues
Charles Willis for divorce on grounds of de
sertion. OAKLAND A hesvy shower visited this
vicinity about 4 o'clock. Considerable hall
fell, but no damage has been reported.
FALLS CITY Mr. I-eo Rogers of
Arkansas Is In Falls City, making ar
rangements to locale a vinegar lactory
at thla place.
BEATRICE Thompson Wilkinson, who
wss recently injured by a severe fall at
bis home, is In a serious condition. He Is
W years of age.
COLUMBl'8-Mrs. Charles Pack has gone
to Clarlnda. la., to attend the wedding of
her sister, Miss Minnie, to Thomas Newton
Randall of Chicago.
BEATRICE A splendid rsln visited this
section last night. The rslnfull Is esti
mated at about an inch and will be of un
told benefit to growing crops.
FALLS CITY John Allenhaugh. an In
mate of the county farm, died there last
Sunday. The funeral was held Monday
afternoon. He was a man about 67 years
BEATRICE The new Christian church
building, corner of Seventh and Ella streets,
on which work was started yesterday, will
be pushed to completion as fast as possible.
The structure is to cost I25.UIO.
OAKLAND Abraham Lincoln Cull, cash
ier of the First National bank of this clty
and ex-president of the Northeast Bankers'
association, wears a smile this morning on
account of the arrival of a young son at
his home Monday.
ADAMS The funeral of Chris Frets, who
died Saturday afternoon, was held Tuesday
at 10 o'clock. Mr. Frets was popular with
the young people and a very active repub
lican. He leaves a wife'nnd two clillaren.
He was an active member of the Wood
men. FA1RBURY The barn at the residence
of D. B. Cropsey at E and Ninth streets,
was destroyed by fire at an early hour
this morning. Loss about 60u. The
cause of the fire is unknown. By good
work the firemen saved the adjacent build
ings without damage.
OAKLAND The surfacing gang on the
Great Northern has reached here and will
work south from here to Uehllng. It is
thought they will be in this vicinity for
about three weeks. An inspection engine
was here last night with several officers
and Inspectors aboard.
COLUMBUS The people of Humphrey
will formally dedicate the Saint Fi-'ls
Parochial school on Thursday of .ills
week. Many will go over irom Columbus.
The Union Pacific has agreed to put a
coach on the morning freight to accommo
date the people of Columbus.
BEATRICE The stockholders of the
State bank of Adams have elected these
officers: L. B. Howey, president; J. W.
McKlbben, vice president; F. B. Draper,
cashier; H. J. Merrick. R. E. Moore, W. E.
Bryson, W. W, Barnhouse, directors. The
paid up capital stock was increased from
fl5,O00 to fUl.UOO.
BEATRICE The funeral of Judge Jacob
A. Callison was held today at 10 o'clock
from the Presbyterian church under the
auspices of the Masonic order, of which
deceased was a member. The services,
which were conducted by Rev. W. H.
Kearns, were largely attended. Interment
was In Evergreen Home cemetery.
BEATRICE The Queen City band, which
was recently organized here under the lead
ership of Prof. W. L. Watt, is practicing
regularly and will soon be ready to fill en
gagements. The officers are Joseph Wood
ring, president; Albert Ziegenhaln, vice
president; Albert Gage, secretary; Wiil
Woodring, treasurer; Charles Horn, libra
rian. PAPILLION This morning about 3
o'clock a prowler was seen by Neel Roberts
near Richfield, walking around near Mr.
Roberta' barn. Mr. Roberts got his shot
gun and watched the fellow. When n
tried the stable door Mr. Roberts fired at
him and filled his legs with fine bird shot.
Mr. Roberts came to Paplllion this morn
ing and took out a dog which he will
chain near the stable.
BROKEN BOW The Broken Bow High
school club and the Anselmo Colts lial
a slugging . match which they tried to
disguise under the name of "ball game."
Umpire Thorpe cut the game oft at the
sixth inning, with the caustic remark
that the game might be continued after
supper, if they so milled It. The s.
is somewhat mixed, but tt is generally
conceded It stood 27 to 17 in favor of
FALLS CITY Joseph Baker of Omaha,
who purchased the Hinton Ice plant under
mortgage last Friday morning, now has
a large force of men at work there clean
ing the place up and adding some new
machinery with a view, to operating the
plunt In this city. It was located In,
Falls City three years ago by Mr. Georgu
Hinton, but was only operated by him for
a few months and since then has been
COLUMBUS A great tabernacle meet
ing is being held here by Evangelist Lyon
and his singer. J. W. Patterson, and the
pastors of all the churches. The meetings
have been a great Inspiration from the
beginning, and up to the present time
there have been more than 200 who have
signified their desire to lead a godly life.
Arrangements have been made for a mid
week Sabbath on Thursday, services to
be held that day three times, first In the
morning at each of the churches, and In
the afternoon and evening at the taber
nacle. It is expected that the schools,
the stores, the banks and the business
houses will close during the afternoon
service, and the day will be given up to
the service of God.
BROKEN BOW One of the most im
portant events of last week was the an
nual Custer county declamatory con
test, that took place Saturday night at t lid
ccurt house. Three towns were repre
sented In an able manner by several par
ticularly bright young women. Sargent,
by Georgia Stokes; Verna Fenstennacher
and Alison Vandenberg: Merna, by Mary
Reade, Vera Atkinson and Vera Eddy;
Broken Bow, by Mary Dumbbell and Alma
Sullivan. Miss stokes of fcargent. car
ried off the prise with a percentage of
94 H, against an even per cent of 94. held
by the Misses Dumbbell, Eddy and
Fenstermaeher. Postmaster Jewett pre
sented the cup and highly complimented
all on the able showing they had mala.
Miss Stokes won second prise last year.
FALLS CITY The school board met on
Monday evening with all members present
and elected teachers for the next school
year as follows: High school teachers.
Iilatory and English, Miss Kate Thomas
of Omaha; English and business. Miss
Grace Woods of Lincoln; language, Miss
Mary Davles, Falls City. Kev.enth and
eighth grades. Miss Bridges of Sterling:
fifth and sixth grades, Floy Grlnstead of
Falls Cltyx, third snd fourth grades. Miss
Clara Gagnon of Falls City. The teachers
at the Harlen street school are: . Miss
Sue Gehling, kindergarten; Miss Clara
Boose, assistant, and Miss Myrtle Pit
tor k, second grade. They are all from
this city. At the Central building they
elected Miss Iva Beck of Edgar, Neb.,
principal; Miss Laura Cobb of Kansas
City, fifth grade; Miss Maude Mohler,
sixth grade; Miss Ellxabeth Brecht, fourth
grade; Edna Brown, third grade; Miss
Mvrtle Bnwere, second grade; Mlas Grace
Sa'ylor, first grade; Minnie McDonald, kin
dergarten, and Miss Grace Bucher. as
sistant. The last named are all from
CATHOLIC SOCIETY MEETS
Kulgbts of Ladle Hold Eighth
Biennial Session at Detroit
DETROIT. May 15 One hundred and
fifty delegates from fifteen states are at
tending tho eighth biennial convention of
(he Catholic Knights and Ladles of Amer
ica, which will be In session In this city
for three days. It was stated before the
opening session today that no radical leg
islation was anticipated, although there
was much Important business to be trans
acted. Appointment of committees and
routine businets occupied the opening es
sion. which was preceded by mass at St.
Peter and Paul's cathedral.
President Dennis Kelly of Memphis,
Tenn., is presiding over the convention.
Chamberlain' Conn a ttcntady Ttaor-
No better test can be given a medicine
than that of time. Chamberlain' Cough
Remedy has been recommended by doalar
who hand) It. It ha received thousand
ot testimonial from grateful paopl Who
hav used It It ha bean prescribed by
physician with satisfactory result. It ha
been analysed by prominent chemist and
fouud to b barmlesa. But th faet that It
ba beeti sold under guarantee to glv satis
faction for almost a third of a century Is
th beat test of alL It can always be de
pended upon and la plaaaant and aafe to
take. Try It whea yon have a cough or
WATCHES -Frcnwr, 1Mb. and Dodf at.
NEBRASKA CROP CONDITIONS
Past Week Opened Cold and Wound Up
with Temperature Above Normal.
RAINFALL LIGHT ALL OVER STATE
Return of Warmer Weather, with
Little Rainfall, Ha Been Helpful
to Farm Work of All
LINCOLN, May 15.-The last week wa.
a a whole, warm and dry, with more than
the seasonable amount of sunshine. The
daily mean temperature averaged i de
grees, above the normal.
The rainfall was below normal In all
parts of the state. At most places the total
weekly amount was less than a quarter
of an Inch, while It did not exceed one-halt
an Inch at any place from which a report
was received. The total rainfall from April
1 to date. Is below normal In southeastern
counties and generally above normal In
other parts of the state.
The week opened cold, with partly cloudy
to cloudy weather. Light, scattered showers
occurred on Monday. The amount of rain
fall was greater and the showers more
general In the southeastern counties. Tues
day and Wednesday were cool, with a
light frost at a few places In the morn
ing. The minimum temperature for th
week occurred quite generally on Wednes
day, with temperatures below 40 degrees
and In some few Instance below 32 de
grees. The last four day of the week were
warm, with brisk to high southerly wind.
Friday wa the warmest day of the week,
with maximum temperatures between
and 90 degrees. The weather was partly
cloudy Saturday and Sunday, and a few
scattered showers occurred on Sunday la
the northern counties.
Butler A shower, with some hall, oc
cuired Monday night.
Clay A light eiiower occurred Monday,
followed by clear, cool weather for two
days with light frost In the morning; the
last three days were warm and dry with
brisk southerly wind.
Nemaha A thunderstorm occurred Mon
day night; Tuesday and Wednesday were
cool with light frost In the mornings; the
remainder of the m-eek was warm and dry
with brisk southerly wind.
Nuckolls The last part of th week was
warm with high wind.
Otoe The first part of the week was cool
with a god rain Monday and frosts Tues
day and Wednesday mornings.
Pawnee Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day were cool with light showers Monday;
the latter part of the week was warm and
Snline The first part of the week wa
cool, with light showers; the last part was
warm and windy.
Saunders The weather has been fair with
low temperature the first days and warm
and windy the last part of the week.
Thayer The weather was dry and very
windy; a light shower would be very bene
ficial. York The first part of the week was very
cold with frosts; the last part was warm
with high wind.
Bovd It was cold with hard frosts, freei
lng the ground the first of the week; the
last few days were warm.
Colfax The first part of the week was
clear and cool and the last part wa warm
and partly cloudy; no rain fell.
Cuming No rain fell this week.
Dodge Shower occurred Monday, with
some hail; Tuesday and Wednesday were
cool and cloudy; Friday and Saturday were
Holt There ws light frost Tuesday
morning; the rest of the week was warm
Knox Brisk southerly winds have pre
vailed, drying the ground rapidly.
Madison The last week has been warm
and dry, which wa favorable for all kinds
of farm work.
Sarpy A light frost wa noticed on the
morning of the 9th.
Washington The last few day of the
week were very warm and dry.
Wayne The week ha been warm and
windy, with no rain.
Custer The week has been dry and warm,
without much sunshine.
Dawson The weather wa very cool the
first part of the week and very warm
Thursday and Friday; a light shower oc
Garfield The first of the week wa cool,
with a killing frost; Friday wa warm, with
m 1,101. mtthWPMt Wind.
Greeley Three hard froat occurred the
first of the week. ,
Sherman The week was dry and cool,
with an abundance of sunshine.
Valley A fairly good week, only the
weather was too cool; the rainfall was
light and did not slop work.
Adams A frost occurred early in the
week but the weather waa warm and
drv most of the week.
Dundy The first three days were cool and
the remainder of the week was very warm;
Hula or no rain fell.
Gcsper The weather of the past week
has been warm and windy, with an abund
ance of sunshine; no rsln has fallen for
over a week and the ground Is quite dry.
Harlan The first four days of the week
were quite cool; the remainder of the wc-ek
Hayes The week waa warm and dry, with
almost no rain.
Kearnev-A light frost occurred on the
9th; the last three days of the week were
warm with a brisk to high southerly winds.
Lincoln Light frost occurred Monday and
Tuesday; the week has been fine for farm
Wperklns The first half of the week wa
cold, with light frosts; the last half wa
warm and clear.
Webster The past week ha been dry
and windy, with temperature moetly above
normal; light frost occurred on the 8th.
Western and Northwestern Sections.
Brown The weather ha been warm and
without rain this week.
Keith The weather waa fine all the week,
with a nice shower Friday night.
Pock A heavy frost wa noticed on the
8th- Thursday and Friday were clear and
warm, with a brisk south wind.
G. A. LOVE LAND.
Section Director, Lincoln, Neb.
Baptist Consider Mission.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., May 14 The
morning session of the Southern Baptist
convention looay was oevuieu i ma sub
ject of foreign missions.
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7& -Mrs. J.U Lanjj and A7rs. S. Frahe
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Mrs. Samuel Frake, of Prospect
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INSURANCE RATES HIGHER
Companies Place San Francisco on 8pecial
Basis Under Present Conditions.
NO DAMAGE DOWN IN THE OIL FIELDS
Increased Flaw In Some Well Only
Reaalt of Earthquake a
Far as Can Ba
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15.-The Call
say today that certain Insurance com
panies doInK business In San Francisco are
charging; double the rate for Insurance on
local business that were assessed by them
before the recent nre. Various reasons are
assigned for this. One is that the water
pressure Is still weak; another la that the
fire alarm service is out of order. While
the double rates are announced, persons
seeking; Insurance are told that there will
be rebate later when the underwriters
have time to look over the field. No timo
Is mentioned positively, but a period of
from two to three months Is suggested as
the possible one during which tha present
high rates will rule.
Report were received yesterday to the
effect that a careful examination of ail the
oil fields of the state has led to the dis
covery that the oil Industry escaped In
Jury so far a production 1 concerned, by
the earthquake of April 18.
Not one well ha been found to have
been obstructed In the least. In not one
Instance waa the flow of oil Impeded. In
fact. In the Coallnsa field, the flow was
In some Instance Increased, by the pres
sure that the trembler 'exerted on the oil
sands. One well at Coallnga, for Instance,
I reported to have Increased Its dally flow
from S00 or Sno barrel to 1,800 and 2.0U0 bar
rel. This Increased output has been noted
constantly ever since the earthquake.
Leading; oil men declare that the Im
munity of the oil field from harm I
one of the greatest element for future
properlty that could well be hoped for.
Demand Street Car Service.
Tha board of uperrlsors yesterday
passed a resolution to print calling upon
th United railroads to proceed a rap
Idly a possible In the work In the con
verting of it cable roads into trolley lines,
that the grest northern section of th
city may be erved, trade resumed and
There Is no question but that the reso
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Mrs. J. W. Lang, of 2 Third Ave
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Women suffering from kidney
trouble, or any form of female weak
ness, are invited to promptly communi
cate with Mrs. Pinkham. at Lynn,
Mass. The present Mrs. Pinkham is
the danghter-in-law of Lydia E. Pink-
i ham, her assistant before her decease,
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Her advice is free and always helpful.
lution will be finally passed, and that In
obedience to Its command the United rail
roads, notwithstanding the complicated en
gineering problems Involved, will Immed
iately begin the work. Along all of these
roads are and Incandescent lamps wilt
then burn, and where stagnation of trade
now exists activity will soon again pre
vail. FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Scattered Shower s and Decidedly
Cooler In Nebraska and Soatn
WASHINGTON, May H.-Forecast of tho
weather for Wednesday and Thursday:
For Nebraska and South Dakota Scat
tered showers and decidedly cooler Wednes
day; Thursday, fair.
For Iowa Showers Wednesday and
Thursday, cooler Thursday.
For Missouri Fair In east, shower In
west portion Wednesday; Thursday, show
er and cooler.
For Colorado and Wyoming Fair and
cooler Wednesday; Thursday, fair and
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU,
OMAHA, May In. Official record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
years: 19n. H. lftia.
Maximum temperature 72 H7 S6 79
Minimum temperature 64 61 M SO
Mean temperature 68 59 M 7')
Precipitation 03 .05 .40 .00
Temperature and precipitation denartures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1,
and comparison with the last two years:
Normal temperature Hi
Excess for the day 8
Total deficiency since March 1, 1908 71
Normal precipitation 14 Inch
Deficiency for the day 11 Inrh
Total rainfall since March 1 .H5 inche
Exces since March 1 03 inch
Deficiency for cor. period 1908 S1 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period 1904 98 inch
Reports from Stations at T P. M.
Station and State Temp. Max. Rsln-
of Weather. 7 p.r Temo. fall.
Bismarck, cloudy W .00
Cheyenne, pt. cloudy 72 7 ,;i0
Chicago, clear 82 W
Davenport, pt. cloudy 78 S2 .on
Denver, pt. cloudy 2 M .00
Havre, pt. cloudy 48 56 .0
Helena, ot. cloudy 48 52 .10
Huron, clear 74 78 ,0
Kansas City, cloudy 74 78 02
North Platte, clear 78 , 0 .00
Omaha, cloudy 87 72 .03
Rapid City, cloudy 76 52 .M
St. Louis, clear 78 04 .00
St. Paul, cloudy 74 78 .OS
Bait I-ake City, cloudy.,,... 48 S2 .04
Valentine, clear 7 sO .10
Willlston. cloudy 74 SO .18
"T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELBJI. Local Forecaster.
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