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THE BEST NATURAL PURGATIV& WATER
ta BUlout Attacks and Dlaordera of tba Liver.
A W1NECLASSFVL A DOSB.
AMENDMENT IS .NOW A LAW
Governor Kickey Issues Formal Declsrat'on
of ths tta'.e Vote.
MORE PAY rCR TtACH.RS OF THE STATE
Averaare Increase In dome Conntles
Five Dollars I'er Month Dne to
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MILLARD S1LENI ON RACL
H May Bt in Kebr'ak When Leti?
ltor IlsoU a Senator.
HE SPEAKS : NOT- "OF HIS CANDIDACY
Kxpeete Short Session of Comrtaa,
to 'Which lie and Conarre..
aan Kennedy Go Thla
Asked If t would be back to attend the
legislature when It elected United States
senator thla winter, Senator Millard, who
leaves Thursday for Washington, wheie
congress convenes December 1, said:
"I can't tell as to that. I intend to come
home for the ' Christmas holidays, about
two weeks, and may be here during that
The senator had nothing: to say of his
candidacy. He said Upon his return last
spring' that his future was In the hands of
the legislature and has said nothing since
publicly to counteract that statement.
The senator says he does not anticipate
much new legislation thla term and es
peclally before Christmas. He thinks the
session will be a short one.
"The probabilities are little work will be
done at thla session outside of passing the
appropriation bill," said Senator MUlaid.
"There are times, however, when it take.-"
quite a considerable period to attend to
those affairs and this may be one of them.
"The president has Just returned from
Panama and he probably will present a
special message on conditions as he found
them tbere. A recess will be taken for
Christmas, December 21 until January S,
and as a rule little Is done except to get
Started in December. '
Caanl Batlt by Contract.
"The canal undoubtedly will be built ,, by
contract and I "understand the advertise
ments are now out calling for bids. Secre
tary Taft outlined the way the contracts
would be let in his speech at the Burwocd
theater When he was In Omaha a month
"I have no idea anything will be done to
change the rate bill at this session, as the
consensus of opinion . seems to be Uiat It
should be given a thorough trial before it
is tampered with . again. The commission
has been given great power and It will be
given an opportunity' to1 show what It will
do with that power. I don't anticipate any
jnfw ieglsmtfoH.-but ilthTI presidents ac
tive as President1 Roosevelt is one can
never tell what will be presented for our
Congressman John L. Kennedy expects to
leave forN Washington Saturday evening.
Friday he will go over the South Omaha
postmastertihlp matter and may be able
Saturday morning to announce who will be
recommended for that position.
WOMAN KILLED NEAR BLAIR
Mrs. Catherine Headrlrka Thrown
front Baiir and Dies Com
panion Is Herlonaly Injnred.
BLAIR. Neb.,' Nov.' 28. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. Catherine Hendricks, a
widow, aged 7V, was killed and Mrs. Kate
Hendricks, widow of her deceased son
severely injured In an accident on a road
four miles northeast of Blair this morning.
They were driving to town, when their
horse' became frightened at an automobile
driven by C. A. Hon of Blair. The animal
turned sharply, throwing the woman from
the buggy, and then stood still. Mr. Holt
lifted the women Into the automobile and
took them to the. home of Hans Anderson,
with whom they resided. The elder Mrs.
Hendricks died a few minutes after reach.
In home, her back having been broken,
The collar bono of ths younger woman was
broken and she was severely bruised.
No blame la attached to the automoblllst.
who stopped hla machine as soon as he
saw tne norse was ingntenea.
northwestern Wants Mors Room.
FREMONT. Neb., Nov. . (Special.)
The city council met last evening when
ths Chicago Northwestern Railroad cum-
Worus oi jfraisa
Tor the sevenl Ingredient of which Dr.
Pierce's medicines are composed, as given
by leaders In all the several schools of
medicine, should have far more weight
than any amount of non-professional tes
timonials. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Proscrip
tion has ths Badge of honesty on every
bottle-wrapper, In a full list of all lt in
tredlenU printed In pi." In English.
If yon are an Invalid woman and suffer
from frequent headache, backache, gnaw
ing dlstrA In stomach, periodical pains,
fllsagrefiaUle, catarrhal, pelvic drain,
dragglifWdown distress In lower abdomen
or pelvjft, perhaps dark spots or specks
dancing before the eyes, faint spells and
. klndkd iym atoms caused by female weak
, nets, oLsthir derangement of the feminine
organs, Wir can not do better than Uko
. Dr. Plerei Favorite Prescription.
The hf llal, surgeon's knife and opera
ting tali 7 may be avoided by the timely
us, of Ifavorlte Prescription In such
cases. Thereby tne .cbnnptn exatr'n-
at'ofi? Si. 1 L.l L-iJii'... :(.( I
In sum an can pe avo'd! and a tli'.'pjui 'i
re ir siKci'ssiiil tri-nlim nl carried I'nt
7crIuuon" iiTcouiLo-diil (Tie very best
Dative medicinal roots known to medical
science for tbe cure of woman's peculiar
ailments, contains no alcohol and no
siarmiul or habit-forming drugs.
Do not expect too much from Favorite)
Prescription; It will not perform mira
cles; It will not disolve or cure tumors.
JS'o medicine will. It will do as much to
establish vigorous health in most weak
nesses and ailments peculiarly incident to
vomen as anr medicine can. It must bo
given a fair chance by perseverance In Its
Ue for a reasonable length of time.
tnJtlJ-' , , , , f,,r ,t,w r,if ,.
taiouieuTrieiJrrvlted to consult Dr.
Pierce, by Uter, Jrt. All correspond-
ones Is guard-d as sacredly cit and
womanly conlldencos are protected by
Wsaslonsl privacy. Addre Dr. B. V.
Pierce, liuffalo, N. Y.
Dr llerce s Pleasant Pellets ths best
laiailvs and regulator of the bowels,
finer Invigorate stomach, liver and
bowel. Onu a laiailvs ; two or thus a
aUtsrUo, to Uke at caudy.
pany presented a petition for the vacatlnv
of C and D streets between Its right-of-way
and First street. The company has Just
condemnd the two blocks between those
streets for side track and depot purposes,
and as soon as the buildings are removal
will begin work. The extensive changes
being made In the Northwestern yards, es
pecially the rearrangements of . tracks. It
Is thought Indicate that the company will
In the future build a depot of Its own.
MISSING GIRL NOT YET FOUND
No Trace of Violet Ayers, Who Dis
appeared from Her Home
Viola Ayers, 14 years old, mysteriously
disappeared at Waterloo, this county, on
the night of November 16. Search has
been made by the citizens out there and
the police and probation officers in Omaha,
but no trace of her has been found aa yet.
Some of her wearing apparel, It will be
remembered, was found on ' the wagon
bridge over the Elkhorn river at Waterloo,
but. It Is generally believed, was put there
as a blind; and, although some search has
been made In the river, no trace of her
has been found up to today. The picture
Is printed In the hope some one may recog
nize her and give Information that will
lead to her apprehension. Communicate
with the police or , probation officers,
Omaha, or authorities at Waterloo.
Deputy Sheriff; 'Mitt U"ir Waterloo
Monday In response ' to a request of the
cltisens' committee In charge of the search
for Viola Ayers. The mother of the girl
and others were closely questioned and a
special effort made to find some clue to
the girl's whereabouts, but Haze returned
wlthont any. t Yesterday, men were drag
ging the river and made thorough search
from the wagon bridge a mile below to
the big sandbar not far from the railroad
bridge and no trace of the body was found.
A possible cluo may develop from the
story of a Valley woman that a traveling
optician, giving the name of Qulnn and
described as a large, heavy-set man with
chin whiskers and a mustache tinged with
gray, stopped at the house of the Valley
woman the week previous to the disap
pearance of the girl, and had much to say
about Waterloo people In general and the
. Ay(ri farniy In particular, and although
he had been at Waterloo he returned
here, and from his apparent acquaintance
with the girl and the family and the state
ment of his that she had so much trouble
and he was very sorry for her,' lends some
color to the belief that be may have
helped the girl to get away.
WINXECKUR CASE IS DROPPKD
j Baltimore Man Will Kot Be Proa
ented for Klrinnnlna; Child.
BALTIMORE. Nov. '28. Lasarua Win
neckur of this city, who was charged with
kidnaping Floyd Brur.er. a 12-year-old boy
of Grand Island, Neb., will not be prose
cuted for the allegtd offense. A telegram
was received here today at police head
quarters from the Nebraska authorities an
nouncing that the boy had returned home
and that the charge against Wlnneckur
will be dropped.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb., Nov. . (Spe
cial.) Floyd Bruner, the 12-year-otd boy
who has been the central figure in the al
leged kidnaping case, was returned to the
arms of his mother last night, at a late
hour, by Editor Brown of the Omaha Ob
server, an acquaintance and friend of the
family, who had traced the lad to Balti
more. The meeting was an affectionate
one and waa apparently aa much a source
of happiness to the boy as to the mother.
And, with the return of the boy, and upon
the advice of Mr. Brown, no further action
will be taken in the matter. Sheriff Dun
kel had not as yet left for Baltimore. I'pon
hearing the boy's story It has been decided
that Wlnakur had no criminal Intention,
meant only well for the boy though acting
lll-advlsedly, and he will not be prosecuted.
The boy relates that Wlnakur left money
for him here to Join him at York. Wlnakur
had been at the hotel where the boy was
stopping. Hla mother, it appears, had
found occasion to punish the hoy for some
offense. It waa deemed by others as un
recessury punishment. Others encouraged
Wlnakur. The boy himself left this city
of his own volition and alone. He nut
Wlnakur. at York. YV'lnakur took him to
Baltimore, where he secured for htm a po
sition at light work In a factory and made
arrangements to send him to a night school.
It seemed to be Wlnakur's plan to make
the best of the opportunities for the buy
and that he believed this would be better
than his surroundings at the hotel In tins
city. In view of thene facts, there being
no evidence whatever that Wlnakur had
evil Intentions, the case will be dropped.
Mrs. Bruner will keep her boy with her
at the hotel until In January, when she w;ll
I vn4 him to the Fllivi' kfltltarv a..ua. u ..
Kearney, an Episcopalian Institution, where
ha will receive good training and at ths
sam. time be near at home.
STERLING BILVEH-Frenxer, IS Dodge.
ThaBk.slvtna Low Railroad Rates.
Only on. and on. -third fars in all direc
tions via th. Northwestern Line November
28 and : City office.. 1401-t Ftrnam St,
Web.Wr UL aud Union stativua,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Nov. a.-tSpeclal-GoVernor
Mickey today Issued his proclnmatlon as
follows, declaring the railroad commissioner
constitutional amendment adopted:
Whereas, 8ld proposed amendment was
duly submitted to the voters of the state
of Nebraska at the general election held
on Tuesday, November . 1W. In hnrmony
with the provisions of said Joint resolution;
W hereas. The Board of State Canvassers
met in the oflice of the secretary of ata'.e
on ihe third Monday after said gener.il
election, to-wit, on Monday, November i.
there being present Governor John H.
Mickey, 8tate Auditor Kdwln M. Bcarle, Jr.;
Attorney General Norris Brown and Stite
Treasurer I'eter MortenseA, and canvassed
the vote for and against said proposed
amendment In accordance with the stat
utes governing such canvass; and.
Whereas, The canvass of tho board upon
said proposed amendment disclosed that the
total number of votes cast at said general
election was 19t,!J, and the total number
of votes cast "for constitutional amend
ment, with reference to state railway com
mission,' was 147,715, and the total number
of votes cast "aga'nst constitutional amend
ment, with reference to state railway com
mission," was 4u,'Jii, all of which (Indtncs
and figures arc duly entered of record in
a book containing the abstract of votes
cast at the general election he'.d In Ne
braska November 6, I!, said hook being
a part of the records of the ofTlce of sec
retary of state, and It appearing that a
majority of the electors voting at such
election has adopted such amendment; now.
Therefore. I, John H. Mickey, governor
or the state of Nebraska, by virtue or the
authority vested in me by srtlon 5. chnp
ter ill, i, .he t onpiied St t tes of Nebraska
for the year lixio, do hereby Issue this, my
proclamation, and do hereby declare that
the amendment known as tne propose!
amendment to the constitution, with ref
erence to stat railway commission, and
which has been quoted In full as a part
of this proclamation, wis adopted by a
majority of the electors votlnjf at the elec
tion aforesaid, and I do hereby proclaim
and declare the said amendment above re
cited to be adopted and that the same Is
s ;art of the ,-onstttution of the state of
Increase In Par of Teachers.
Reports of county superintendents filod
with Btate Superintendent McBricn lndi
cate th average aulury of teachers during
the last year has been W". In Pane
county every teacher received on an av
erage an increase of $5 a month Thla In
crease la due. It Is said, to the Increased
efficiency of the teachers by reason of the
operations of tho new certification law. It
is predicted In the state superintendent's
office that the Increase next year will make
the average salary more than a month.
The average salary Includes the py of
superintendents and piinclpals as well as
Second Amendment Adopted.
Governor John H. Mickey is the second
Nebraska governor who ever had the dis
tinction of Issuing a proclamation declar
ing a constitutional amendment carried and
a part of the state constitution. In lSk?
Governor John M. Thayer Issued a procla
mation that the amendment to lengthen the
terms of legislators and to Increase tht
pay was a part of the constitution. The
official vote as canvassed by the canvass
ing board showed this amendment did not
carry, so no proclamation waa issued At
that time, but a recount by the legislature
showed it had carried, hence the procla
mation was' Issued on the authority of tho
legislature, being different from the one
Just issued in that Governor Mickey acted
upon the report of tbe state canvassing
General Webster to Wed.
-Tomorrow at the home of Tom Allen will
occur the marriage of the Hon. Joseph R.
Webster and Dr. Leonora Perky. Mr.
Webster waa at one time attorney general
of Nebraska. At the present time he Is
engaged as an attorney in a department
of the national government at Washing
ton. Dr. Leonore Perky is one of Lincoln's
best-known physicians and became promi
nent' during the last year by her connec
tion with the committee which investigated
Tabltha home. After their wedding, Gen
eral and Mta. Webster will go to Washing
Members Select Ins; Seats.
Seata in the senate chamber and Repre
sentative hall are fast being taken by members-elect.
In the house, out of 100 seats,
thirty-eight remain untaken, and out of
the thirty-three seata In the senate only
eight remain untaken. Incidentally theae
untaken aeata are the best In the senate
Cheek for Old Ba'th Tab.
The Pound Plumbing company delivered
to Governor Mickey today a check for
132, which aum it agreed to pay for a
discarded bath tub formerly used In the
executive mansion. Inasmuch as the state
owed thla Arm for plumbing, the check
waa credited on account. The transaction
had the endorsement of the Board of Pub
lic Lands and Buildings. Treasurer Mor
tensen refused to place the money to the
credit of the fund set aside for the main
tenance of the executive mansion, but prob
ably will credit it to the general fund.
Governor and Mrs. Mickey, accompanied
by their children, will go to Osceola in
the morning to spend Thanksgiving at their
old home. They will return to Lincoln
Hallway Commission Meeting.
Dr. H. J. Wlnhett. member of the newly
elected railway commission, has written to
Robert Cowell and J. A. Williams, the
other members of the commission, sug
gesting a meeting to be held In Lincoln dur
ing the early part "of December for the
purpose of organizing. The commission has
to select a secretary and a stenographer.
The legislature, however, has to appro
priate salaries for the members, as well as
Thousands of r.opls Dont Know Why
Tby Are XUs.rabl.
Most of our troub.es come from what
we eat and drink.
Even bad habits aeem to become mors
respectful with age. The coffee habit has
Sn ancient pedigree but it la none the lea
disastrous to many.
"During the Rye years before I was mar
ried," writes a California school teacher,
"I became a alave to coffee.
I became a nervous wreck and my
stomach was almost ruined. My food would
not digest, I suffered great pain after eat
lug, and could not aleep an entire night
through. My whole ayatem aeemed to be
"After my marriage I still used coffee
and steadily grew worae. About eight
years ago my father who had been at a
sanitarium where they used Postum food
coffee, apoke bo often and In auch glowing
1 terms cf It, my husband and I decld.d to
try It. I have been gradually but aurely
cured by Its use and never felt so well In
"We still use Postum, giving It to our two
little boys who alwaya beg for It, and we
think the day's wrongly begun without it
"Am able to eat anything I Ilka and can
leep soundly all the night through." Nam.
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek. Mich.
Read the b-ok, "The Road to WellviUs,"
In packages. "There's a reason.'
TePwtalTelefTaph-Cabl Company tr.mTrK and 'Vlivrr"'?HMoirey)hjrTt tn the term and con dit Ion sprinted on thf bar of this blank.
Rvifivcd nt 1320 I'.trti.itn Street , Otnnhn, A . ( jTct jrftonv ?OJ,) ' ' -
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. Robt Cowell '
Care Thos Kilpatrick & Co
Letter Irresistible, everything considered, offer accepted, shipping ;"
tomorrow if possible. "
Holz 4 Hayes
This tejegram refers to one of the most important purchases ever made by us. ; Users of
fine high grad? merchandise and school teachers especially will be much interested.
Further particulars later make mental note your loss if you fail to see the details.
THOMAS KILPATRICK (Si CO.
the appointees, and g:ve the commi.plon
power before it can do anything. Dr. Win
nett has spent some time In loa looking
up .the workings of the commission in that
John J. Trompen Dead.
John J. Trompen, a pioneer resident of
Lancaster county and ex-sheriff and ex
state senator, died last night at Colorado
Springs, Colo. The body is expected to ar
rive in Lincoln over the Rock Island to
morrow morning and from here will be
taken over the Burlington to his home at
Mr. Trompen had taken a. leading part
In the politics of Lancaster county. He
had served as sheriff and as stats senator.
He waa a member of the state senate dur
ing the exciting senatorial contest of 19ul.
Mr. and Mrs. irompen left lnst spring
for an overland trip, hoping to benefit Mr.
Mr. Trompen was 52 years of age and
was born In Ottawa county, Michigan. He
came to Nebraska about thirty years ago
and settled on a homestead near Hickman.
He was elected county sheriff in 1S95 and
served until the close o the year 1S99.
News of Nebraska.
BEATRICE The drill team of the De
gree of Honor lodge gave an entertainment
and social last evening. After rendering
a program a banquet was held.
TABLE ROCK At the regular meetlnjf
of Table Roek lodge No. 33, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, the following of
ficers were elected for the ensuing term:
C. O. Plummer, noble grand; C. H. Car
mlchael, vice grand; M. 11. Marble, record
The first and greatest need for the de
velopment of the Interior Nebraska towns,
In the opinion of many of the members
of the Commercial club of this city, la
cheaper fuel. Without that the fulfillment
of other wants would not be complete.
Water power ia out of the question on ac
count of the instability of the supply and
the Immense expenditures first necessary
to secure the same were the supply what
It should be. Steam coal costs 14 per ton
in carload lots, and the best grades are
not procurable at that, in recent years, the
rates having r.dvanced about 30 per cent.
Other conditions must be very favorable,
therefore, before industries can be estab
lished, though in many lines tbere are such
extremely favorable conditions for in
stance, the ready, cheap and direct sup
ply of raw material.
A second great need is more equitable
freight rates. In ths heart of a great stock-
feeding country It is regarded as almost
impossible to establish a packing industry
owing to the handicap enumerated In the
. a ,.,.v,
urm. alci i'm u tMimo, uniiui.ti
of a high local rate that must be added
to reach the Missouri.
A third need la additional capital, and the
retention of home capital in home enter-
prisea. There can be little doubt but that
thousands of dollars are annually Invested
from auch Nebraska town, a. Grand Is-
land, in western mines, all doubtful of
realisation, which would be Invested in home
enterprlses under the proper conditions
and terms, home capital combining with
outside capital. In properly, equitably and
legally organised companies. In one year
(40,000 of capital waa taken out of this
county to be invested In the develop
ment of other states, which amount, under
the proper conditions, would have been In-
vested toward the development of Nebraska
resources with the result of adding to
rather than subtracting from the wealth
of the state.
A fourth need of thla particular city is a
transportation line, steam or electric, into
the rich Loup river valley, weat and north
west of Gandy. The people of this valley
made, every effort available to Interest cap
ital. For twenty, thirty and forty miles In
either direction there are, for a rich terri
tory here, no transportation facilities
whatever. Such a line would Immediately
add hundreds of thousands of dollars to the
value of the fine farming and dairying
country in thla valley. The Commerc al
club of this city once took the matter up,
but interest Anally began to lag, both on
the part of the peopl. in thla city and those
of the several counties interested, owing
to the bigness of the undertaking. Either
one of the railroads now entering Grand
Island, or the Missouri Pacific, will even
tually tap this territory and find it a r.ch
Not sn inconsiderable need of Nebraska
towna, if Grand Island were taken as a cri
terion, would be a revival of public spirit-
cdness and enterprise and the evangel of
patronizing nome inausiry. in muny n
bras k a towna the business man seems to be
pulling all for himself. Only that which
directly benefits him alone appeals. That
which might benefit hla neighbor aa much
as himself Is left for the other to do and
Is left undone. Ths average attendance at
ths meetings of the commercial ciuba in
any of the so-called "third cities." of Ne
braska will tell the same story th. lack of
Interest in public affairs, or In that which la
not of sole, individual benefit. Thla will,
upon close inquiry, be found to be the situ
ation not In Haatlnga alone, not in Bea
trice or Norfolk or Grand Island alone. It
will be found general. It extends, too, from
city to country, snd from the Interior cities
to the metropolis; and it grows almost into
a spirit of antagonism, one against the
other, should, by some good fortune, the
one obtain some seeming or real adv nta$e
over th ether. It Is costly beuau. of th
Some Needs of Nebraska Towns
ing seeretary; Frank Cochrnn, treasurer.
The nHirr is In n flmirlHhlnif condition.
AT'Bl'RN George F. Cross nnd Anna ii.
Alwlne, both of Humbnldt, Neb.. were
married this morninjr. The ceremony wus
performed by County Judge McCurty.
VOKiv the iuuiik Men's Christian as
sociation will keep op-n house Thursday
evening from 8 to 10 p. m., when a prngran)
of music and games will be carried out.
YORK The Manslield addition, plutted
and placed on the market, is nearly all
sold and many tine large new houses havi
been bulit. Next year other additions will
be laid out.
BEATRICE The Beatrice Gas and Power
company has a force of tifty men at work
Inylng its luro mains through the ptreeis,
and the work on its plant is being pushed
with all speed.
TABLE ROCK-Marrled, at the residence
of the bride's father, John P. Rock, tlve
miles south wot of Table Rock, Tuesday,
November 27, Mr. Calvin Hansen of Table
Rook nnd Miss Mary Rock.
HUMHOl.UT-Jasper, the 2-year-old son
of Riley O'Keefie and wife of this city,
died as the result of an attack of pneu
monia, wi the entire family o.
father, mother and four children, was af
flicted. Tile others are recovering.
ilr.UMAN Farmers in this locality have
the larRist part of their corn in the crib.
If the weather will Just remain good for a
few days longer there will be very little
corn In the fields. The last ten days have
been Idc.u weather for the cornhusker. A
good many fa ners are shelling their corn
and hauling it ,o the elevator.?. There has
been fifteen or twenty cars of new corn
shipped out of here to Minneapolis and
possibly ten or fifteen to Omaha.
NORTH PLATTE The Burlington ha
closed up deals for twenty-five pieces o
real estate In the southern part of tli
city, and received the deeds for the sam
During the past tew days no further a'
tempt has been made to purchase anj
lost opportunities it means. Not an incon
siderable need of Nebraska towns and
cities Is to "get out of It."
A. F. BUECHLEH.
Secretary Commercial Club.
In the extreme western part of the state,
nestling at the foot of historic Scott's Bluff,
on the south bank of the North Platte
river, is situated the beautiful little city
of Gering, the county seat of Scott's Bluff
Established In 1887 by the pioneers who
settled thut portion of the state. It has con
tinued to grow in a substantial manner,
and although three miles from the railroad,
which is on the opposite side of the river,
it continues to be one of the solid towns
of the western part of the state.
Situated In the geographical center of
the county, as well as In the finest lrrl-
gated valley along the North Platte rlvir,
it ha a grand future oefore it.
At present its greatest need la a railroad,
which will Boon be consummated by the
. . ,
extension oi me union .racine ironi unn
n. n, ... ,
x-iaiie iu iwl'k jrwver in yuming.
This road is now almost completed to
Bridgeport, thirty miles east of Gering,
and as all the surveys made by the Union
Pacific pass through Gering. its citizens
and well wishers am confident that within
a year the road will reach the town.
At present we have four churches and
one of the best schools in the western part
of the atate. Wo have no saloons- and
The valley contiguous to Gering contains
about 35,000 acres, of which 17,000 acres are
already Irrigated by the Mitchell-Gerlng
canal, and the balance will later be cov -
ered by the government canal now under
Land under the canal now in operation
la selling for tU) to 175 per acre. This
land a few years ago could have been pur
chased for $2 to 13 per acre. Now, under
the beneficent system of Irrigation, It Is
only a matter of a few years when It will
be worth from $100 to $200 an acre.
Alfalfa, potatoes, sugar beets and all
kinds of small grain are the staple crops
Alfalfa produces from four to seven tons
per acre and sells at the alfalfa mills for
75 per ton, to be ground into alfalfa meal.
Potatoes produce from 150 to 3o0 bushels
per acre and of excellent quality.
Oats produce from fifty to 130 bushels
per acre and sell at $1.25 per hundred.
Sugar beets produce from fifteen to
twenty-four tons o the acre, with a high
percentage of sugar.
We are assured of a beet sugar factory
as soon as the railroad reaches our valley,
and this will be an Immense benefit to th
town nnd the country surrounding ltf.
As the road nears us many new enter
prises will start up In Gering. At present,
next to a rallroud, an up-to-date hotel Is
needed, and anyone possessing the means
to erect and operate a good hotel will cer
tainly reap large returns for his invest
ment. The finest house In the county has re
cently been erected In Gering at a cost of
This residence, being built by one of the
pioneers of this part of the state and one
thoroughly conversant with the conditions
here, testifies to the future solidity of the
old town ot Gering.
The citizens of Gering and surrounding
country are mainly Americans, contributed
from Illinois, Iowa, Colorado and the east
ern portion of Nebraska.
Our supply of water for Irrigation pur
poses Is unlimited, and for domestic pur-
poses the water obtained at a depth of fifty
feet ia as good as can be found in the atate.
Rough building material and fuel la ob
tained In unlimited quantities from the
hills adjacent ta our valley.
A. 11. WOOD.
more property As yet. no application for
the appointment of appraisers has heeni
made, uui it is reported mat suen action
-v i 1 1 soon be taken on the part of the
YORK The t'nlted Brethren choir of
fllty voices, under the direction of William
H. Myers rendered tonight, the "Grat
Light," by Flnley l.yon. It was greeted
by a large and. appreciative audience.
BEATRICE R. W. Edwirds, night
watchman nt the Dempster mill, was cahed
lo Grand Island by a telegram announcing
the serious1 illness of his father, M. I).
Edward, who recently suffered a stroke of
COLL'MBt'S The Columbus Commercial
club Is Kratilied over the fact that in three
iiys' canvassing they have received 175 new
names to their list of members, and they
are among the best boosters there is In
BEATRICE "Dad" Wagner, who was ar
rested Monday on the charge of robbing
James RedCem of $l, wus released yes
terday afternoon, as Redfern did not Hie a
complaint against him. Wagner was told
lo get out of town, which he did In a great
YORK After the car blockade the ele
vators of York look forward lo a lame
mislness. Owing to the scarcity of cars
there is little grain moving. Little corn
will be shipped out of York, county, for
ihe reason that larmers have stock and
..re feeding corn.
NORTH PLATTE Edwin Salisbury and
Miss Viola Brown, both of Logan county,
were united In marriage Sunday evening
it the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clvde Mc
Michael in thle city. Rev. T. B. Greenlee,
. astor of the Presbyterian church, per
onned the ceremony.
NORTH PLATTE Foreman Joe Murphy
vill begin work tomorrow on the two new
nlon Pacific ice houses and thy will be
ushed along as fast as possible. There
illl be a demand for carpenters and labor-
c;s, and those wanting work of that kind
will have plenty of opportunities.
BEATRICE The laborers employed by
Rutherford & Lee on the excavation for
tho new gas plant struck for nine hours',
work at U per day. As they waited until
almost ready to go to work before demand
ing the raise, the. employers let them gdi
and filled their places with other laborers.
BL'RWELl, Gurtleld county, owing to
the continued good times and abundant
crops, is In a condition such as it has
j never been before. Every cent of real es
j tate taxes, except those of liJtiti, are paid
! up and all outstanding warrants are prae-
tically paid, leaving the county out of
debt except a small bond.
TEKAM AH In the district court here, In
' the trial of the Northwest Thresher com
pany against R. P. Peterson, the plaintiffs
were allowed iliO. The original amount of
the cluim was $'.tMl. At the conclusion of
this trial yes.erday Judge Kennedy dis
charged the Jury and adjuurned court until
I next Monday, when the equity cases will
j be irU'd.
AUBL'RN Jim Stanley while out huntlna
met with a serious accident yesterdav.
Idle carrying his shotgun It In some way
was accidentally ' discharged and the lull
load of No. 4 shot entered his hel, thus
nei esaltiiting the amputation of the entire
oacK pari or the- foot. It Is hoped the
balance of the foot will be saved.
BUKivfcLL-Mrn, T. H. Loran. wife of
j Representative Doran, who died very sud
"'"'y Sunday morning, was burled from
i ,"rmon L wS'd bv r" jnMt Tk
ling of the Congregational church and the
1 service was under the direction of tlid
1 i""dCiT i Ka8ter" Slar- Mrs. Loran leaves
! her husband and one son, a young man.
prpuhmt tk a.. . , , . z . L
i - ..."vi, . duic nan ii a mil uaior
company has begun work and has already
a quantity of machines completed. The
company has an Increased number of or
ders ahead and will run a full force
through the season. C. McClaskey, who
nas neen in cnarge of the office forca and
' who was with the company at Clay Center.
FrntUH!ra1d.nln chaw oTTM
j LEIGH The Ladles' guild of the Congre-
national church held Its annual fair and
""""" "l " "F House y esieraay.
.j ,,e women Kept open house during the
' afternoon, nnd the booths, where fancy
i work, home cooking and sweets were sold,
I W're kgt buay unl" 8 'c"ck. Supper was
1 11 - .. .
Stove satisfaction and Stove economy here.
"VVe are selling Cole's Hot Blast, the heater that makes
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KECLEY INSTITUTE, Omaha, Neb.
86tb Cut IuhU. - - TUl Kara iUt 61 froia fat 4pob
then served and at 8 30 o'clock the pro
Kinni was rendered, which ronwisted of vo
cal and Instrumental music, and a farce
entitled "Mrs. Podger's Mince Plo," by a
company of ten people, all home talent.
The opera house was crowded. The re
ceipts were over jlUv, which goes to the so
ciety. HERMAN Eggs are a very scarce article
at this place. There has only been about
lour or tlve doren offered for sale In ths
past week. The stores are offering "!5 cents
per dozen for eggs, but this price does nt
seem to encourage the hens In the least.
The farmers are shipping a largo amount
of dressed poultry to Omaha, but very few
turkeys are offered for sale, and farmers
are asking o cents per pound for what
few they have for cale.
FREMONT Work on the Fourth street
paving was suspended yesterday afternoon
on account of a little difficulty octween ths
contractor and the city engineer over put
ting down the cement foundation. The
contractor was putting It down in one layer
ot the required thickness, while the en
gineer insisted it should be in two layers,
and so Instructed the men. Contractor
i- oi d then called his men off. Matters were
patched up today and the men were .put
to work grading.
HERMAN The Burdlc hotel at this place
has changed hands In the past month. Mr.
J. A. West purchased It from Charles Bur
dlc. Mr. West has now rented the build
ing to F. 8. Carpenter of Wakefield, who
took charge today. It has been a very hard
matter to get help enough to run a hotel
at this place, but Mr. Carpenter seems to
have plenty of help with hfm. There Is no
reason why a hotel properly run at this
place would not be a paying Investment
and it Is hoped that this family will .re
main among us and give ua a tirst-class
COLCM BUS William Webb put on hla
war paint on Monday night and went on
the war path, his ohjeclive point being the
store of M. Rothleitner, Eighth and North
streets. He intended to mop the ground
with Rothleitner for the rtason that he
had sent Webb a dunning letter. Not tlnd
Inx Rothleitner at the store he started
fon his residence, where ti found, the
Woman of the house and ' Just pounced
upon her. Chief ot. Police Hi-hack was
called and Webb' was taken to the cooler,
and today, betuie Justice O Brian, was
granted a continuance until the jiisOie
couiu iry cases on me, aocgei. .
NORTH PLATTE Yesteiony a draft for
7,(W7.io was tendered to the county treas
urer of Lincoln county, by the Burlington
Hallway company thruugh Its utturney, J.
J. Halllgun, In payment ot the company a
taxes for the year lHntt. This tender ai
fci.815.43 less than the amount due uud was
therefore refused by the' county treusuier
until permission is given by a court of
competent Jurisdiction to nccept a partial
payment without invalidating tho collection
of the full amount. The Burlington ex
pects to go into the United "Slates court
and ask for an Injunction restraining the
county treasurer from attempting to col
lest the full amount by attachment pro
ceedings. The total amount of the I'nlon
Pacific's tax for lo6, Is ttr.lS:.60. and It is
Intimated that the company will tender
(30,464.04 In payment of the amount due.
The county treasurer will also refuse this
payment. The total amount of taxes which
the two companies seek to evade payment
of, is $19,643.8.
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11 i ia nr. t-la no it a tn.
B I Wr llllml MimrtlHhlq 1
a ton of cheap soft coal do the work of a
ton of hard coal.
Absolute uniformity of heat all day and
night. It requires attention only three
times in 24 hours.
Burns all the carbon and eaves the gas
half, or about 44 per cent of the soft coal.
A perfect stove for all fuels cobs, wood,
slack, siftings, hard and soft coal. $10 lip.
We are sole agents far the celebrated
Buck's cook 6toves, ranges, heaters and
The most complete line in the city.
'Tlllllllli i I i bin ijii
Cocaine SBd oth.r dm, daiettong ar
diseased condition.. , mrm
I Therefore, scientific medical treat
ment la necessary.
$. In case of sickness, non. but th
best should bo accepted.
. Our treatment Is known th. world
oyer, and has proved its merits In over
$60,000 cases. , ,
i. W glv value reoetved, and that
Is the reaaun wo are at the head ui our
t. The only Kecley Institute In th.
state of Nebraska is located In Omaha.
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