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THE OMAHA DAILY BEF.: FRIDAY, MXTOttEK 10, 1906.
OPPOSITION TO LIBRARY!
(ntimtat Out in Cuts Ataian Any Kew
f nblio In lJisei at f leient
STATE DEBT SHOULD BE TAIO OfF flRST
Secretary of Male Qalusha Hrrnm
sseads Cfceaae la Handling: Cask
Faad of the Carina State
laatltatlaa. , .
k (From a Staff Correspondent.)
I LINCOLN. Oct. 18. (Rpeclul.)-It Is the
(neral Impression of those visiting l.ln
fpoln that the nut legislature will ivfuw
to make an appropriation for a now library
building to house the state library, the- su
preme court and the legal department of
state, as badly as urh a butldinK is
'needed. Moat- of the visitors say ..It 1st
foolish to think of a new building here as
lon that 12,500,000 debt Is hanging over !
tha taxpayers, while others say Nebraska ,
will need a new capital building by trie time
the state debt Is paid. Jt is by no means :
certain, soma of the visitors say, that the i
new oapltol building will be erected In !
Lincoln. Other towns nearer the center of '
j the state have long wanted the capital
j location changed and It la said these towns
will refuse to countenance any more build
ings around the present state house.
Okaaare la Methods Recommended.
In his biennial report to be Issued the
a M aw.
iii-ri m ins year (secretary of State Qalusha
will recommend to the legislature that tha
fund at the various state Institutions
'bs abolished, or that the present methods
I t setting money out of that fund , he
changed. Tnder the present system 1 the
cash fund Is made up of the receipt from
amies made by the superintendent of stock
raised at the Institution or any money that
la received' from such sources. The super
intendent practically has free rein In spend-
uig tills money. The cash fund In some, of
tha Institutions at times amounts to fjs.ono
, to ss,wo. It Is not turned into the - state
treasury at all. but Is kept by the superin
tendent ud checked out on his personal
Hhould a superintendent be so disposed
he could use the money for speculstlng or
be could buy state warrants with It and
collect, the Interest and no one would be
the 'Wiser. Mr. Qalusha wliu recommend
, .this money be turned over to the Mate
treasurer and be paid out on warrants just
4evs the other money appropriated tor ,the
maintenance of state Institutions is paid
OUt. , jt
; iam sssmoera or the Board of Public !
tnas ana Buildings will to to MUford to
morrow to look over the two slate Institu
. Interest on I n pa Id Taxes. -
The interest on delinquent taxes pniJ
Into the state treasury every year hai
become an Important Item In the state' j
finances. Th vraH - . . . .
..,vuv in j'imni' B
paid tn for the negligence of people In I
' not paying their taxes h. a... - u i
04. This Is the amount of Interest; col -i
lected In 103 and Is said to bo about thu
, average for the lastfew years.
Method of Aaseealna; Urala Mrs,,
In deciding the case of the Central
Granaries Company., against Lancaster 1
County. the supreme , ourt decides that J
the method of sssesslns s-raln hmker tn
Nebraska shall be on the basis of their
average capital invested for the preceding
year and not on the -wmount of grain on
hand April,!. Ths Central. Granerlee- com
pany was assessed In Lancaster county
"for 1 10,000 worth of arraln found In Ira
possession, The company . has. branch
houses at forty, .different, towns i NeJ
breaks. Its three principal elevators at
I4nJlt4. WqMreg are fused far
f cleaning the grain gathered at other
' points. The consignment of, grain valued
i at 110.000 assessed In Lancaster county
: welailmed- to-be grain' In transit. The
tra alleged that tt had already been as
sessed for this grain lit a total valuutlon
. of II88.73S, representing the average
value- of . Its capital, employed In the
Boy Oota Chance at Estate.
The court aays.lt Is clear that the or
ders of the county -court of Thayer county
In the case of the estate of Henry Wil
liam Weeks, deceased, providing for a
distribution of the - estate, based upon
' an agreement.' were procured by, fraud
' practiced by the defendant and entitled
Frederick H. Weeke to relief. The judg
ment of the district court Is reversed and
: the "cause remanded for further proceed-
' lags.' -.
In'the Case of Marvin II. Mead against
', Ids, M. Brewer, which wss appealed from
Sherman county, the court hotda that when
the holder" of a tax sale certificate pur-
' elisors Ins title of the owner his tax lien
.becomes merged In the legal title so ccn-
'. V.rf ' . '
AS GOOD AS $0
IT LOOKS &
! vexed to him and. he, cannot assert It In
I hostility to the claim of a third party lulli
ng another tax lien against the premises.
The 'judgment of $100 against Herman
t BtalnkuMer on the charge of Illegally sell
fine ucuor la. Otoe caunty was affirmed
lay ths'oourt. . Dtelnkuhler contended that
'he had been placed In jeopardy twice be-
i cause of improper drawing of the Informa
tion against him 'at ftrst. The court-says
(that the Information filed against him first
was insufficient to charge the defendant
(With the commission of any offensu against
,the laws of the state and that prosecution
.under such Information will not act as a
I bar' to subsequent prosecution under a
guardian for Harmon Ray, alleged to be
an incompetent. Ray has property valued
at more than ll'JO.uxi. The court holds:
In a proceeding on a petition fcf the
appointment of a guardian for an alleged
feeble-minded perwon, Ills next of kin are
proper parties and may arpear In court
and oppose the granting of the petition.
It is error to hear petition for the appoint
ment of a guardian fur an alleged feeble
minded person before the hour set for the
hearing upon the stipulation of such feeble
minded person acting without counsel,
waiving the time of hearing.
' lloadlna Company Held.
A new opinion by the court In the case
of the Inlted Stat.s Fidelity and Guaranty
company against William McLaughlin and
Edvar Waugh. the court concludes that
Its former judgment was correct and again
holds thut the bonding company Is liable
for the defalcation of a deputy whose
surety It has become. The court further
decides' the -clause in Waugh'a bond as
deputy county treasurer, limiting the right
of action thereon In case of default to a
period of six months after the bond ex
piree cannot be enforced.
The bonding company claims lack of lia
bility because Waugh claimed to bs first
deputy of the county treasurer, when he
was. In fact, second deputy. It la alleged
that the county treasurer had no authority
to appoint such, deputy, and therefore the
company Incurred no liability because Of
his misrepresentation. The oouit holds
that It Is Immaterial whether he was the
first or second deputy.
Baehr Elected Major.
W. E. Haehr, captain of company L,
National guard, has been elected major
of the First Nebraska regiment, receiv
ing two votis more than were cast f ir G.
H. Holderman of York. The votn were
returned to the office of the aoj't: tn gen
eral last night !n1 counted .tnd .he tn
noiincemeht was inl lute fiij after rt on.
Major Bahr succe-.'Js Major ' Lyons, who
resigned some time pro. Gei;enl Culver
did not call the election ten days pitv-cus
to the creation of the varancy, hut delayed
until recently. It was chargsd hl delay
was caused by a desire on his pari, tc pre
vent the election of the Omaha man.
Twelve officers failed i- vote.
The meeting of principals and supeiln-
tendents of schools began at Memorial hell
tonight with a large attouditice. Super
intendent McBrlen opened the meotlnr with
an address on "Salaries and Tenures of
Public School Teachers." following is
thf program sf the first meeting:
Discussion "The Salary Question and the
Pension Question," Chuncellor K. Benjamin
Aniirrwii, university or ieorasKa.
Friday, October 1, t a. m. Art gall-iry,
library building. University of Nebraska
"How to Supervise Without Visitation.'
Superintendent W. A. Yoder, Douglas
"How to Fix the Salary of Teacher.
. oiuporcu wim winer ccupaiiotui, Presi
dent A. O. Thomas, Kearney, stats normal.
,.raXade H. a Haste." Superintendent W,
W. Stoi'.er. York.
1 ime or Service afl s Busts," Super
intendent K. L. Rouse. Plattsmoutb.
"Kflicl. ncy as a basis," Superintendent
li, oiepnens, Lincoln.
r riday. October 1. I rt. ro ChnnM Ma.
mortal hall, I'nlveraity of N-)brn-ik.i; "The"
Question of the Eighth Grade; The High
School or Dopartment Solution," Inspector
w .it. niMiiinmn, , niversitv or Aeurask-l,
"The Elementary School Solution," flu
perinlendeut A. A. Reed, Superior.
The Examination Plan against the Civdlrl
Hymem in ifie " truncation tV Teachers,"
nuperintenaeni ueorge Ji. Tnomas. Mc
uiscussinn Supeiintrndent A. V. Teed.
Dixon county. Dr. H. B. Ward. Uulver-
Bat ui day, Octoher 3). t a. m. Chapel
Memorial hall. University of Nebraska:
"How to Help Teachera of Different
"The Know It All Teacher." lnn.H
tendent J. Arnott McLean, South Omaha.
"The Tactless Teacher." Superintendent
George Burgert, Kearney.
"The Poorly Pr-pared -Teacher," Super-
uiirnucn, n. li. i.Bvinflii, r airpury.
"The Soecialistng Techer,T' S
tendent 11. H. Hahn. Blair.
"The Lry Teacher." Superintendent Nell
Sinclair, rseoraBKa city,
SOME HARD NUTS TO CRACK
Ccifttor 8baldea Etodi Tbem Oot ts Bit
OMISSIONS IN THEIR PARTY PLATFORM
riedaea Mads hy the RepaMleaaa, bnt
Deisorratle riatforsa aad t'aadl
dates silent oa Importaat
ONE1LL. Neb.. Oct. 1S.-(8pscial Tele-
gram.) O'Neill people were looking for
something . good at the 8heldon meeting
onlght- The senator made good. Though
pitssed for time and weary from tits strain
of the campaign, he pressed a whole lot
of political gospel Into an hour's talk. The
court room was crowded . to the utmost.
hotable feature of the audience was the
large numtxr of stockmen and farmer.
Congressman Klnkaid presided and spoke
on the achievements of our country unusr
republican admalnlstratlon. He showed
that while In 1891 there were S.oon.noo labor
ing men, 2.0O0.(W0 of whom were Idle, there
are now 6,noo,u00 of the same class, not
a one of whom is idle who wants to work,
and 2,000,000 more could find jobs.
W. E. Scott, candidate for county at
torney:' Sam Green, for the legislature.
and F. W. Phillips, for state senator, also
Sheldon took up the subjects of taxation
nd freight and ' passenger rates. He said
he believed the state had the power to
compel the railroads to pay their taxes.
and compared the republican attitude to-
ward the railroads that are refuting to
pay the assessment made by the Btate
board with the democratic attitude. In
Holt county Mr. Sheldon seild there had
been 62 per cent increase In the assessed
valuation of railroads alnce 1S9S and S per
cent Increase on land. He said the repub
lican platform declares for end he believes
In it and Is preaching It. the assessment
of railroad property according to Its value.
the same as other property, while the fu
slonlsts talk that way, too. he said they
did the opposite thing when In power.
BallasT reeble-Mladea Peraoaa.
j The supreme court has sustained the de
fdslon of the district court of Nemaha
county, which reversed the county court
Jin tlia. matter of the' appointment of a
Threat to Knjola Gas Company.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Oct. 18. (Special Tele
gram.! The Eaton Gas company today se
lected a small tract of land on lower Mar,
ket street near the river bank for Its new
plant. The company expects to begin work
at once, but residents of that locality
threaten to enjoin the promoters in case
they begin operations In this part of tha
Site Bought by U. P. (or New lleadq'rs. Building
"GOT TO GIT."
'.:. . .-.vr . . - - . J---"- ;" '-- , .. .. f
- .,i.- - L(U .11 " f . OH1' s ti
Mvg cold our building to the. Union Pacific Rati road company for early
' dellYtlV. w will cell for the next 90 days at retail Paints. Oils. Varnishes.
. VarnUh Stains, Paint Brushes, Kalbomtnes. Window Glass, at prices which
'111 Interast you. A regular sptH-lal aale.
r Don't loaa tha opportunity to buy ataple goods at bargain counter prices.
' Kcnnnrd Glass & Paint Company
. r gUtovntb and Dode tttrvvta,
Tklnsrs Keed Rxplalalna.
In the matter of freight rates Mr. Shel
don ssid he did not understand why tii?y
were 60 per cent higher on wheat 1" Ne
braska than In Iowa; why tha railroads
and steamsMps will haul 100 pounds of
flour from St. Louis to Liverpool for 22
cents and charge 27 cents to haul It
across Nebraska; why -it costs 126 more
to get a car of corn from O'Neill 'to
Omaha than from a point In Iowa tha
same distance sway; why coal was da-
llverd from Wyoming to Lincoln and
Omaha tl a ton cheaper 'than at other
points 100 or 400 miles nearer the nilnei.
What we wsnt, said the jenator. Is a law
that will eta on the statute books regu
lating these things. -
The democrats offer a confusion of rem
edies In their platform. The republican
remedy Is clearcut. The democrats say
enforce the maximum freight rate law
which every reputable lawyer In the state
says can't be enforced. Mr. Shallenberger
say a let the government own the ratl-
roada. That would mean a debt on Ne
braska taxpayers drawing $400,000,000 an
nual interest and probably no reduction
In freight rates. .The republican remedy,
he said, was to establish a railway com
mission with authority to prohibit any
unjust rate and establish a just one. That
Is the idea In the national law and th.it
Is what we want to co-operate with by
enacting a state law, he said. The only
way to get this is to eliminate railroad
influence from the legislature- . The re
publican party is striving to ' do this.
We have done It In" the party.-' I" don't
know where the railroad supporters have
gone to, but you can guess. The rail
roads are fighting us to the laat ditch
on this, but we are going to stand or fall
on the everlasting truth that the people
must have a fair deal on freight rates.
The audience was notably impressed by
Sheldon's speech and went wild with
Difference fa the Parties.
BLOOMFIBLD, Neb., Oct. ls.-(8peclul
Tsiegram.) Although a drissling rain kept
many at home, the republican meeting In the
opera house last night was well attended.
Senator George L. Sheldon, Judge aX. tl.
Hopewell and O. W. Wiltsie spoke. Hon.
Sherman Saunders presided. Judge Hope
well, who was the first speaker, dwelt upon
the necessity for railroad legislation in the
state. Referring to the pledges In writing
of the candidates for the legislature and
state offices to stand by the platform, he
said that the people had the assurance that
the reforms advocated therein would be
carried out. G. W. Wiltsie, candidate for
the state senate, was not only Instructive
but highly entertaining, his humorous sto
rles and witty applications brought forth
frequent applause. Referring to a speech
of C. Shallenberger, delivered a short
time ago, Mr. Wlllsle said Shallenberger
in a speech the other night said that the
republicans reminded hlra of the Jewish
custom of taking a goat and loading upon
it the sins of the people and driving It
forth into the wilderness, carrying their
sins with It, so that they knew him no
more forever. It is to be regretted that the
democratic party has never maintained a
scapegoat. It has sometimes been the case
that the scapegoat driven out of the re
publican party has been adopted by the
democratic party and become a prominent
and useful member of hat organisation.
Sheldon la (oavlaelas.
The earnestness and unquestioned sin
eerily of Senator Sheldon mode a profound
Impression upon his hearers. Hut presenta
tion of freight rates, 2-cent pusueuger fare,
railroad assessment and other state issues
was clear and convincing. He spoke for
over an hour and aa one who had nothing
to conceal or avoid. He struck out straight
from the shoulder, and his arraignment of
tax dodging corporations in Nebraska was
fair and fearless. On railroad assessment
Mr. Sheldon said In part:
"The democratic press and campaign
speakers are making much ado about noth
ing in regard to the assessment of taiN
road property In this ?tate. 1 want to cull
your attention to the fact that the real
eatate In this slate in l'.no was assessed at
IIU.IK-'.SU), and in l'.Oo it was assessed at
tl90,643,u. an increase of about 71 per
cent. The railroad property In Nebraska
in 1900 was a.-u sed at fc.t.442.4, and in 13Ui
it was assesaed at Ul.VSI.M. an increase of
tl per cent. I hold that the Increased as
sessed valuation of railroad property was
justified by the fact that in the year 19u0
and other years about that Hinc prior to
the enactment of the new rtvenuo law the
railroad property In the state was not as
sessed In due proportion with other prop
erty. The assessment of 1Su6 was made bjj
a republican board of assessment. The
trouble la that the burllnglun and I'nion
Pacific railroads refused to pay in full the
taxes that acre regularly levied arid as
sessed against them. In my opinion the
democratic orators and campaign mana
gers should be condemning thd railroads
for their infamous action ra'.her than coi
detuning the republican board of assess
ment for increasing the assessed valuation
of the railroad property in this state in
106 Ut per cent more than the increase on
real estate. Tha republican party
In its last state convention
indicated thut the I'nion Pacific and Bur
lUigton railroads should have accepted the
valuation placed upon their rop,rty by
the Slate Board of Assessment and Equal
isation and paid then: Uxts as other vor-
pnratlune and pet sons did. I want my
democratic friends 10 read over their plat
form when they go home and see rf they
can find any declaration nf that sort la
their state platform, and If not ask them
selves conscientiously why such a dr1s
ratlon was not made. The republican stats
platform also says, 'We declare ourselves
ss unalterably opposed to the Interference
of corporations In public affairs.'
"I want my democratic friends to red
their platform and see If they find any
plank In it like that, and If not, ask them
selves consclentloualy why their party has
not such a plunk In their platform. The
republican party Is not tn any way con
trolled by railroad Influence and Is fight
ing for a square deal In Nebraska. The
democratic party and Its allied rallroait
forces sre fighting the republican party,
thereby attempting to defeat the will of
the people of this sjale In their desire to
Opealaa- at Waasa.
WAUSA. Neb.. Oct. IS. ( Special. ) The
first republican rally of the fall campaign
In this locality was held here yesterday.
The speakers were Judge Boyd, candidate
for congress; Judge Hopewell, candidate
for lieutenant governor; and W. D. Funk,
candidate for county attorney. They were
introduced by Postmaster Richmond and
wre heartily applauded throughout. Judge
Hopewell spoke at length of the free pans,
railroad taxation and discrimination as af
firmed by the republican platform. Mr.
Boyd's speech and also that of Mr. Punk
were more along the lines of the national
questions and were - well received and
ftbeldna at Croftoa.
CROUTON, Neb.. Oct. 18. (Special.)
This old town, which is just now experi
encing all the changes and excitements in
cident to the advent of a railroad, yester
day for the first time was the scene of a
genuine political rally. Announcement had
lieen made that Hon. George L. Sheldon,
Hon. M. R. Hopewell, Prof. Edward G.
Maggl of Lincoln and J. A. Williams of
Pierce would address the people of Crot
ton on the Issues ot the day from a re
publican standpoint, and a large crowd of
farmers from the surrounding country was
on hand to greet and hear the next gov
ernor of Nebraska. A change was made In
the personnel of the party and only a part
of those named came here, the balance
going to Wausa.
Prof. Maggl led off in the speaking here
and Interested the audience with a very
clear description of conditions as they exist
today. He .was followed by Hon. George
W. Wiltsie'of Randolph republican candi
date for state senator from the Eighth dis
trict, who stated that. If elected, he would
stand squarely by the promises made in
the republican plstform and the reforms
advocated by Mr. Sheldon.
By request of a number of farmers, Mr.
Sheldon confined his remarks to a discus
sion of the railroad question, and dis
cussed that matter In the clear and under
standing way which has become so well
known with this stalwart young candidate.
He presented facts, figures and data in so
concise a way that his audience was forced
to see the matter in Its true light, and
after the meeting was closed the expres
sions of those present, regardless of poli
tics, wero very flattering to Mr. 8heIdon.
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good deal of through freight. On October
2S a new fast freight, especially for through
traffic, will be put on, and It is expected
another passenger train will follow sooner
or later, as soon as the roadbed will allow
good time to be made. The schedule time
of' tha present passengsr la only twenty
three miles an hour.
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Cosspaar "ars It Csss.t Kefaaa Fare
PsU - Twice.
FALLS CITt, Neb., Oct. 18. (Special )
A new reading of the- Interstate Commerce
law was given by the Missouri Pacific rail
road at this place when it refuaed to re
fund to Jerry Kanaly the money which he
had paid them twlca for transportation.
Some time In August Mr. Kanaly left hers
for Welch, I. T., in company with John and
Martin Kanaly, Peter Frederick and T. L.
Himmelrelch. Ail of the party purchased
tickets at the depot hers for the round trip.
but. through some mistake, the tickets of
Jerry and John Kanaly Were wrong and
they had to get them changed at Kansas
City.' At the depot their new tickets were
given to Jerry from Kansas City to Welch
and back and other tickets from Kansas
City to Falls City. In some way the tickets
from Kansas City to Falls City were mis
placed by Jerry, and when they reached
Kansas City on their way- home he could
not find them. He told the conductor of the
circumstances and the conductor made him
pay his fare from Kansas City to Falls
City for him and John Kanaly, giving re
ceipts for the money and Informing him
that he could get his money back by re
turning the tickets he had misplaced and
making the claim.
When Jerry returned home ha found the
tickets In the lining of his coat and put In
his claim to the railroad, and the only sat
isfaction he could get was the letter from
the head office, as follows:
To Mr. J. B. Vaxner. T. A Falls City,
Neb. In referring further to clalma made
by J. and J. M. Kanaly and returning here
with the returning coupons, Kansas City
to Falls City, of tickets form T3347 and No.
2W34. Falls City to Welch and return, sold
August 7, 1906. We regret very much that
aa It was no fault of this company or Us
employes that these gentlemen were com
pelled to pay additional fare and under
these conditions it would be Illegal to re
fund fares paid by tbem on account of
their failure to comply with conditions of
contract, and we would be liable to pen
alties under the provisions of the recently
enacted Interstate Commerce law were we
to grant the refund. - It Is, therefore, Im
possible to do so. yours truly,
H. C. TOWN8END.
If the company doea not change their po
sition and refund the money a lawsuit will
be brought to recover it.
ELGIN BOT HAS DISAPPEARED
Straager Seen Rldlaa: His Horse aaa
' Foal Play Feared.
NORFOLK, Neb , Oct. 18. (Special Tele
gram.) August McCllntock. a farmer boy
living near Elgin, has dropped from view,
and foul play la feared. He was I art seen
when he started home on a horse Tuesday
night. He never arrived. The horse has
not appeared, but was seen, it ts thought,
west of Clearwater, with a strange rider.
Ueldea Weddlag at Blair.
BLAIR. Neb., Oct. 18.-(8peclal.) The
Blair opera house was crowded to Its ut
most limits last night with tne oie-ume
German friends of Mr. and Mrs. George V.
Rathman of this city, to sssist tlwm in
celebrating their goldn .wedding, jes'.cr
day being the fiftieth annlvormi-y nf their
marriage, which took place in Ilolstcln,
Germany, October 17, lsSB. Mr. Rathman
was born In 1828 and hli wife. (Miss Maria
Reesa), was born In I Kit. They came I rein
Germany -directly to Omaha in U2. where
Mr. Rathman carried ot a small repair
shop st the corner of Flttounih and Doug
las streets, he being an expert miLhta'st.
He afterwards worked In the Union Pa
cific shops. They -novd to thlr Wath-ina-tnn
county farm sjverul years l:iler.
where they resided until they can.e to
Blair. A beautiful faast t spread te
f,.r their friends at the ouer.i house last
hight and with an eiiMt-Mt hand of music.
dancing was Indulged In until the r.all
hours of the morning.
Make Deal with Life lasaraaee Ageat
and Mast Pay Notes for Policies.
RULO, Neb.. Oct. 18 (bpeclal.)-A life
insurauce ageut giving his name as H. C.
Smith defrauded a number of people of
this neighborhood In a novel manner. Rep
resenting the Kansas City Life Insurance
company, he came here and after trying
to sell policies In the usual manner, pro
posed to several persons thst he would
give them each 20 per cent of the premiums
paid In ' a radius of five miles of their
home If they would take a policy, in each
case saying that the ule . of the name
would be of that value to him. As be
gave written guarantee of his offer he
found no difficulty In msklng such ar
rangements, Ms victims giving notes for
policies tn the company, to be paid later
hy the 30 per cent" commission.
After Mr. Smith left It was found that
the notes had been sold to an "innocent
purchaser." X letter by one of the victims
to the company brought answer that Mr.
Smith wss no longer in its service; notes
were sold and guarantee not binding on
VrESIONT. Neb.. Oct. 1. (Special.) The
Ashland-81oux City line of the Burlington
is doing an extensive business, both in
freight and passengers. The local traffic
is picking up and the road la hauling a
wheal liver i contested
with coffee. Use
"There's a Vimtn'
were mnrried at the home of the bride's
sister, Mrs. Bur Latta, yesterday, after
noon. BEATRICE onie new corn Is being
marketed at this point for Sf cents to 87
cents per bushrt. Farmers will begin
gathering the crop In this locality In about
HENDERSON Six land owners nnd
fanners each bought toffay touring auto
mobile cars. York county farmers are so
properous that they can afford to Invest
BEATRICE W. B. Sprague, a prominent
farmer living northeast of Beatrice, has
sold the nortli quarter section of his farm
In Hanover township to John Gronewald
for 8M) per ucre.
BEATRICE R. N. Fulton went to Wa
hoo yesterday with a pair of the Beatrice
bloodhounds In response to a telegram
stating that a burglary had been oommlt
ted at that place Tuesday night.
RI'1X Charles Nltxsche and Miss Mima
Brlnt gar were married1 at the home of the
bride this afternoon. Invitations are out
for the marring of Ernest Zimmerman
and Mary Hartman next week.
BEATRICE Hon. Norrts Brown, repub
lican candidate for I'nlted States senator,
will address the voters of Gage county st
tho Paddock opra house In this city next
Saturday afternoon at 2:80 o'clock.
BKEMER Miss Anna Hosencamp and
Krwln Dossow were married today. Rev.
A. Leimer officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Dos
sow will go to Gregory county. South Da
kota, to make their future home.
BRADSHAW J. P. Scammerhorn. living
north of here, throshed twenty acres of
wheat thnt yielded fifty-six bushels to the
acre of the very best quality of wheat.
At the present price each acre returned 833.
TEKAMAH Rev. E. H. Jenks of Omaha
and his father. Judge Jenks of California,
are spending the week at the club house
on the Missouri river. Several of the
hoys from here have been down during
' PERI'-C. T. Marquis sold his well im
proved ItiO-acre fnrni two miles west of
town one day this week to Krlts Hennlng,
a wealthy Grnian of this place. Mr.
Manjuis and family expect to go to Fort
Collins, Colo., next spring.
BEATRICE Mrs. Cora E. Coffman. wife
of Samuel Coffman, aged 34 years, died
Loses Lear I nder fare.
TECUMSEH. Neb., Oct. 18. Special Tele
gram.) A man giving the name of M. C.
Smith and claiming to come from Dubuque,
la., had his right leg completely cut oft
above the ankle In the Burlington yards
here tonight. He, In company with two
companions, had been atemptlng to sell
cheap Jewelry on the streets here today
and had been drinking until all three were
drunk. They went to the depot and at
tempted to take train No. 130 out of town.
Smith Tost his footing, with the result
given. He was taken to the police station
and at a late hour tonight Drs. C. D.
Barnes and G. J. Rubleman amputated the
memoes One of the other men left town
and the third was arrested and Jocked up.
Thompson Talks at Crete.
CRETE, Neb., Oct. 18. (Special.) W. If.
Thompson, fusion nominee for lTnltl
States senator, spoke here last evening to
a small audience. II. H. Hanks was also
billed for an address, but falted to show up.
"Tha Little Giant" fell very flt In his
talk, as the whole time, about an hour and
a half, he devoted to a roast on the revenue
law, denunciation of Norris Brown and
George L. Sheldon. He asked for support
for himself on the plea that he would stand
by President Roosevelt if he were elected,
Bey Has Hkall Fraetared.
FREMONT, Neb., Oct. 18. (Special.)
Eugene Ains worth, a 16-year-old son of Ira
A Ins worth of this city, had his skull frao
tured at the Standard Sugar company's
factory at Leavitt this morning. He was
tending a machine which was controlled
by a lever, which in some way flew back
striking him on the head, knocking him to
the floor and badly fracturing his skull.
He was brought to Fremont aa soon as
possible and his injuries attended .to. He
will probably recover.
(iasellae Explodes la Store.
8TOCKHAM, Neb., Oct. 18.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) A can of gasoline that accidentally
fell on ths burner of a gasoline stove in
use by a demonstrator In the store of Gross
bans & Co. exploded this afternoon. A
counter containing burning goods was
carried into the street by several men,
whose hands were badly burned, but ths
store was saved. Ths loss will be about $300.
pneumonia. She Is survived by her hus
band and one daughter. The remains wers
Interred at Blue Springs today.
PERU-Mrs Fay Whitfield. Tern's post
master, closed a deal with B. L. Phillips
yesterday whereby she becomes tho owner
of Mr. Phillips' residence on Fifth street
Mr. and Mrs. Phillips expect to make theli
future home In Los Angeles, Cal.
ALBION Quite a heavy rain fell hers
yesterday evening and the early part ol
the night. It will be of valuable help te
the fall grain, as well as fall plowing.
The weather la bright, clear and warm thk
BEATRICE H. H. Gage of Chicago,
reprneentlng the owners of the Paddock
hotel block. Is here to make the neces
sary improvements on the Paddock. opera
house relative to exita In case of fire,
which wers recently recommended by the
TfORK-Blevator men are complaining
of the scarcity of cars and farmers are
unable to market fsrt of the large crop
of York county grain, due to the fact that
the elevators ot this county sre loaded
to the top and some have grain left in the
STANTON-At 10 o'clock thleK morning a
the residence of the bride's parents. Mr,
and Mrs. J. W. Tyler. In the presence nt
a large number of Invited guests anj
friends, occurred the msrriage of Tohe.
H. Russell and Miss Edna May Tyler,
Rev. C. N. Dawson officiating.
ALBION The State Association of Con
gregational Churches, now In sesnlon here,
Is largely attended and the programs hav
been of unusual interest. Ministers are
here from nil parts of the state and a
number of adjoining states. The associ
ation will remain in session until this
BEATRICE The republicans of Gage
county opened their campaign at Ellis last
evening, where a number of candidates and
others addressed a large and enthusiastic
meeting. The speakers were Colonel W. S.
Til ton. A. H. Kldd. S. D. Klllen. candidate
for county attorney, .and H. K. Sackett,
candidate for state senator.
YORK Thirty-six applications were niad
by leading business and professional mer.
of York and surrounding towns In ths
county for membership- In the York Elks'
(Continued- on Eighth Page.)
Harold Alleged to Be Bankrapt.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb.. Oct. 18.-(8pecial
Telegram.) The relatives of Henry Harold,
who gave a bill of sale on his stock of
merchandise in this city to his brothers-in-law,
have died involuntary bankruptcy
proceedings against him.
Mews ef Nebraska.
RCLO Farmers are busy working roads
In this vicinity.
RULO Dry weather Is damaging lute
sown alfalfa and winter wheat.
BEATRICE John E. Elklns. an old res
ident of this city, was seriously Injured
In a runaway accident today.
TEKAMAH A. C. Shallenberger,' demo
cratic candidate for governor, spoke at
the court house yesterday afternoon before
a fair slsed crowd.
BEATRICE Clarence Dawson and Miss
Bessie J. Loudon, both of Wymote, were
married In the county court yesterday,
Judge SpaSord ofAotaUng.
BEATRICE Graff Bros. yesterdsv
threshed lluo bushels of outs from a ttW.i
of about forty acres for W. A. Foreman,
making a yield of fifty-two bushels to the
TEKAMAH Fran X A. Cameron and
Miss Uiua Harrington, both of this Ujy.
men, each with
a $20 bill, started down .the street
together to buy new clothes. One
of them goes to a Kirsch-
baum dealer : the other
man elsewhere for another
The Kirschbaum man
will get a splendid 6uit
for $zo : the other
man finds that $20
only pays for the
poorest suit that his
maker turns out
Now there is abso
lutely no comparison
between the suits. The
Kirschbaum man has the
best of it by at least $5
actual money-value in
material and tailoring:
and what is more, hia
clothes have more. style. . -See
if it isn't true.
Ask for Kirschbaum
Good Stores Every
where, $12 to I30.
fjrur Hfe ib mate
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