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TIIE OMATIA SUNDAY HEE: MAKCII 10, 1007.
OLD FICTIONS ARE REV AMPED
Ballroada Hash Orr Exploded Aretitniiti
t to Eieapa Taxation.
ALLEGE TERMINAL TAXES ROB SCHOOLS
' Slanll mt ; la Water Baekf t,
Wklch BailfM Me Bar
la It Applletl, la Offered
to Coafaaa Issae.
YORK. Neb., March . (Special.) Three
pamphlet Issued by the railroads of Ne
braska opposed to terminal taxation are
being distributed among leading business
, men of the state. Several have been re
ceived In York. The recipient are asked
to use their Influence with their repre
sentatives In the legislature and ask them
to rote against the terminal taxation bill.
One of the pamphlets la entitled: "Ter
minal Taxation and What the Courta 8ay."
Another folder Is entitled: "The Omaha
Scheme," and the object la to work up a
feeling against Omaha saving In esse this
terminal taxation bill should become a
law, Omaha will secure a tax in much
larger proportion on Its railroad values
that would nearly do away with taxes In
the school districts In other cities of Ne
braska. There are few who can be made
to believe or endorse that proposition.
The other pamphlet Is entitled "The
Omaha Sponge." It starts out:
Let a bucket represent the railroad as a
.unit; fill It with water and let the water
represent the taxable value of the
railroad, let a sponge represent the
Omaha scheme. Place the sponge In
the water and you are amaxed that
the bucket contains both water and
ponge, when the sponge Itself seemed large
enough to fill the bucket, which was al
ready filled to overflowing. Thus far you
have no Ions of water or taxable value.
But take the sponge out. and to your
amaiement you will find that a large per
cent of the water has disappeared. Where?
Into the sponge, of course.
That Is what the railroads say. It Is a
pretty hard matter to prove to cltlsens In
Nebraska that Omaha would absorb nearly
all the taxes paid by railroads by reason
of Its being a city with valuable railroad
mileage In the way of sidetracks, also they
own considerable real estate which has
escaped tax at this time. If the railroads
were compelled to pay municipal taxes on
the actual value of their railroad property
In the city of Tork there would be soma
Increase. ' Business men of Tork believe
that railroads should not pay one cent
more tax In proportion to the value of their
property than any other cltlxen. If they
understood ' the terminal tax bill would
make them do this thej would gladly range
themselves on the side of the railroads and
assist them In having their valuation made
In accordance with that of other corpora
tions and individuals.
''It Is urged that In the simile of tha
sponge and the water bucket the sponge
should be considered as representing the
railroads themselves and the bucket the
pocket of the common people.
The Commerolal club of York Is consider
ing what effect the I-cent passenger rate
will have In York. The business men think
there will be a considerable Increase by
reaaon of the fare being so small from the
nearby and small towns. In Seward the
Argument Is made than on account of the
passenger fare being so small Seward and
a number of Seward people have been trad
Ing In Lincoln and Seward has lost con
siderable. Some business men claim the
fare Is so cheap from York to Lincoln that
York will have the same experience aa
Seward. - . u . .
rHASfcEL FOUND. Ijt KIOBHARA
Railroad Engine Save Brldsre by
V.i -'fa-op; Oy'aAmlio''
:i!OimAAV" Nebii March- )- Special.)
Superintendent Reynolds and his expert.
Hobert tk-kles, anqceeded In. . breaking a
channel through under the' west Aide fit the
Northwestern railway bridge last evening.
The expert- began at the lower side 'of the
bridge, at the mouth of the Niobrara 'and
Worked uo for about a Quarter of a mile
' Until the main channel found Its way to the
Missouri nd diverted the channel from
the east side, where much weakening to the
1,000-foot bridge had resulted by undermin
ing and breaking piling. About a doxen
cars of rock were dumped Into the weakned
point, only to be taken away by the rush
ing current. The Niobrara river haa a fall
of nine feet to . the mile and thus has a
tremendous force In a narrow channel, com-
Mnj Eat ao Though Tiwj Were Blind
and Their Tongue Cut Out.
Dyspepsia Is built on confidence too
much confidence In the ability of your
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you put Into It. j
In this age w have developed speed In
every Un of action, and we have also de
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We don't take time to eat right, and
sometimes wo do not eat the right kind of
food.;' Sometime we carry our business to
our meal and aa a. result eat mechanically.
W sat as though we were blind and our
tongue cut out. We simply swallow.
The result Is that the fond we eat Is
half chewed, and lie like a lump of lead
on the stomach.
You may deny to yourself that you abuse
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When you get braah, eructations, burning
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Th fact- 1 you've got these ailment and
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your meal straight in the face with a keen
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Just one of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets
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Its snerets, great it baa been, bus ap
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It bas received by actual emint mors than
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' It purifies the blood, rare all blood dis
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It strengthens the stomach, creates aa
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It rares that tired feeling and makes the
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ing with direct force against the piling.
Four days were Consumed In breaking th
solid Ice and 200 pounds of dynamite.
PRAIRIE FIRE NEAR SUTHRRLAKD
Ranee Where W. A. Pastoa Is Hold-
Ins; Tattle namaaed by Flames.
SUTHERLAND, Neb., March .-Spe
clal.) One of the worst prairie fires to
occur In this section for years destroyed
thousands of acres of valuable range for
the ranchmen and homesteaders In the hill
country north of the river, Tuesday after
noon and night. The fire got Its start over
the line In McPherson county and, fanned
forward by a forty-mile gale, rushed at
race-horse sped In the direction of the
valley of the North Platte river, where
there was considerable hay in stack. Kner
getic work on the part of the ranchmen.
who at times were forced to seek safety
from the rapidly moving fire, kept the fire
from burning on to the bottoms. The
burned area Is perhaps twenty miles In
length and fifteen wide, and the lose can
not be estimated. As a result of the de
struction of the range a bad storm would
probably cause the loss of much stock, aa
the supply of hay Is short.. Among the
ranges burned was that of W. A. Paxton
of Omaha, who had nearly 8,000 head of
cattle north of the river. The large Coker
range was also nearly totally destroyed.
CHAPPELL, Nob., March .(Special )
A Union Pacific engine set fire to the prai
rie west of town a little ways, and the
high wind that waa blowing at the time
carried it across the country aa fast aa a
horse could run.' It burned over a scope of
country several miles wide and about twenty-five
mllea long, going clear to the North
Platte river. It completely destroyed the
winter range, and haa left several stock
men and farmers in hard shape for feed.
No loss of personal property haa yet been
NOT I!t THE REVENGE Bt'SIXF.
Northwestern Officials Positive Ahont
LONG PINK. March $. Special Tele
gram. V-According to current reports from
headquarters, the Chicago A Northwestern
Railroad company has. In view of the two-
cent-fare law, decided to pull oft passenger
trains Nos. 1 and 2 between Long Pine and
Chadron, and there is a strong possibility
of pulling off the passenger trains Nos. 1
and t between Long Pine and Norfolk. This
will cripple the traveling facilities to a very
great extent, as the pulling off of these
passenger trains will leave only one pas
senger train and one freight train each
way dally. ,
Th above telegram was shown to the
Northwestern representatives at the head
quarters In Omaha and they denied any
knowledge of uch action."
"The Northwestern is not trying to re
taliate on anyone." said S. F. Miller, as
sistant general passenger and freight agent
"Mr. Walters, the general manager, la out
of the city and I have Just returned from
Cheyenne, but I have not heard a. word
about the mat lei". We put on the Long
Plne-Chadron train last fall aa an experi
ment and If It la found It doe not pay to
extend the train to that point It probably
will be taken off, but I have not heard a
word about the matter."
YORK ELKS WILL, BlilD HOME
Fand for a .
. Ian Is Started.
YORK, Neb.. March 8. (Special) A
special meeting wa held by York
Benevolent Protective Order of Klks No.
1024 at the Fraternal hall last eve
ning to receive the report of the com
mittee which had in charge the building
of an Flks hall. The committee imported
favorably and after the matter waa thor
oughly discussed th lodge declared in
favor of building an Elk home, the cost
not to exceed 120,000.' C. A. McCloud,
Exalted Ruler, offered to take $1,000
worth of stock and when stock to th
amount of fit, 000 was subscribed, ho
agreed to take $1,000 more, making this a
gift to the Elk. There Is a general
strong sentiment among the Elks, In favor
of building a home and It la bellevsd
there will be no trouble to get the money
needed. The hall will probably be two
stories and basement. Part of the base
ment will be used for a cafe and perhaps
office, dining hall and furnace room, card
room and directors room. The upper floor
will be used entirely for lodge purposes.
Th membership of York lodge at this
time Is 225. and It Is believed there will
be no trouble in securing . 800 members
befof th building 1 completed.
HIGH . LICENSE TICKET AT BLAIR
W. D. Haller I Named for Mayor for
BLAIR. Neb., March . (8peclal Tele
gram.) A cltlxen' mas meeting wa held
at the opera house this evening for th
purpose of placing candidates In nomination
on a city ticket for th coming city election.
F. H. Clarldge waa elected chairman and
Thomas Oaterman secretary. Th follow
ing were placed In nomination: For mayor,
Hon. W. D. Haller; city engineer, W. H.
Hill; city clerk, Wallte McMillen. city
treasurer, Chris A. Schmidt; member of
school . board, James E. Maher and Dr.
C. R. Mead; councilman. First ward, Alvln
McKlnney and Joseph Allen; Second ward,
Charlea H. Robertson; Third ward, John
Schmahling; Fourth ward, Charles Hoff.
Should Mr. Haller be elected to the office
of mayor this will be his eighth term In
that office. Mr. Haller being called upon
for a speech declared himself in favor of
high license as the best mean to control
the liquor traffic. Th entire ticket is
considered high license.
COl'NTY AFFAIRS IN ' SAINDERS
Many Deed Are Re-corded and Rail
way Taxes Paid.
WAHOO. Neb., March- 9 (Special.)
County Recorder B. F. Whitney haa been
swamped with real estate transfer th
past week. Over one hundred warranty
deeds, aggregating about toooWO, have been
filed for record since March I. The largmt
single transfer waa for tSO.OPO with other
ranging from flT.Or down. A th price of
rand advance th mortgage Increase.
There wa filed In Saunders county In th
yrar lrt rt.SOI.933.6S m ' real estate mort
gage and released, tt04.s57.l ; town mort
gages filed, tst.tajs; released, $52.ru.4s.
Chsttel mortgage filed, C4t.C7.01; released.
The Burllngtor. Railroad company paid
into th county treasurer' office today
No Betrearhmeat at David City.
DAVID CITY, March 9. (Special. Th
I-cent rat and th paying of taxes did not
stop th Union Pacific from making im
provement In this city. Thy hav adorned
th depot with a coal of paint-
SONS OF HERMANN LOSE SUIT
Ckriitino Boehner 0U tbo Verdict on
Eooood Trial of Cat.
HW DOES NOT FAVOR FORFEITURES
Jade laitrieti Plainly Aaratast Coa-
teatleas of Defeadaata, Which
Are Based aa By-Law
BLOOM FIELD, Neb., March . (Special)
A decision of vital Interest to fraternal
benefit associations was rendered In the
district court of Cedar county yesterday,
when th Jury brought In a verdict for the
plaintiff In the case of Christine Soehner
against Grand Lodge Son of Hermann of
Jacob Soehner, deceased, husband of the
plaintiff, was a member of Golden Crown
lodge No. 19, Order Sons of Hermann of
Nebraska, On May 1, 1902, he failed to pay
assessment No. 4 for the month of April
and was suspended, according to the laws
of the order. He also failed to pay assess
ment No. 5, for May, and No. , for June,
and waa, on July 1 dropped from th mem
bershlD record of the grand lodge. On Sep
tember It Soehner paid to the secretary of
the local lodge all assessment and dues to
September, 1907, and received a reclpt from
the secretary with the understanding tnat
in cose the grand lodge would accept this
money he (Soehner) should be reinstated
according to the law of the order. Before
the secretary, however, had an opportunity,
Soehner was killed by a railroad train on
his way to his homo.
Secretary Holds Money.
The secretary had not remitted the money
to the grand lodge nor had he turned It
over to the treasurer of his local lodge, but
held It In his possession. He notified the
grand lodge Immediately after the death
of Soehner of his action, and the grand
secretary replied simply that Soehner was
not a member of the order, and therefore
did not consider the grand lodge liable.
Three months later suit was brought
against the defendant In the district court
of Cedar county and, after listening to all
the evidence, the court decided the case in
favor of the defendant. The case was ap
pealed to tha supreme court, . and on an
opinion of Judge Oldham reversed and re
turned for a new trial.
Instruction Favor Plaintiff.
The case came up for hearing this week
and the instructions of Judge A. A. Welch
on the strength of which the case was
decided by the Jury, are as follows:
Tnn Instructed that conditions In
th rst-tiftrate of insurance Issued by de
fendant to said Jacob Soehner limiting or
avoiding liability of defendant tnereon are
trtrtlv rnnRtrued asnlnst the defendunt
and literally In fnvor of the beneficiary
named therein, and that the law does not
favor forfeitures, and that a failure of the
said Jacob Soehner to pav his assessments
within a specified time did not Ipso facto
and ivlthout any affirmative action by the
defendant forfeit said certificate of Insur
ant and susnend him from all rights
thereunder, but that In order to forfeit his
rights under said certificate or niemnersnip
or Insurance for nonpayment of dues or
assessments some affirmative nctlon on th
part of the defendant was required berorO
such suspension became operative.
By-Laws Are Explicit.
The policy of Insurance and the laws of
the grand lodge provide:
That members who have failed to pay
their lodge dues, assessments and fines
within thirty days from date of call shall
be suspended ipso facto and shall lose all
right to which they would otherwise he
entitled and It shall need no special order
or notice on the part of defendant. Sus
pended members, whether on account of
failure to pay lodge dues or assessments,
shall lose all rights to which they would
otherwise bo entitled, and the certificate
of Insurance shall be null and void. A
suspended member can be reinstated If he
pays all arrearages within thirty days from
date of suspension and can also be re
Instated If he makes written application
for reinstatement to the local lodge within
three months from date of suspension and
pays all lodge dues, assessments and fines.
To be reinstated at this time, however,
two-thirds of all the votes cast by ballot
thereon shall- be In favor of such reinstate
ment at a meeting of the local lodge.
The case will again go to the supreme
LINCOLN MAN KILLED BY THE CARS
Attempt to Cross Track and Is Struck
LINCOLN. March 9. (Special.) Charle
W. Hicks, a retired ranchman living t
1706 North Fourteenth street was killed by
a Burlington train at the Fourteenth street
crossing at 10:30 this morning. Hick wmWn this county over thirty years ago. I
wnJktn into town i and Started to walk ASHLAND The remains of Mrs. Alexari-
wolklng Into town j and started to walk
across the track at the crossing when the
train struck him. He was thrown some
thirty or forty feet and landed In a ditch
dead. . Hi body was brought to the morgue
and Coroner Graham took charge of It. The
dead man was 63 years old and came here
from Wyoming, where he has several chil
dren. One daughter, Mrs. Henry Carr,
live at Oreenwood. Hick wa a widower.
HEAVY WET SNOW ENSIRES WHEAT
Fall of from Fonr to Six Inches Re
ported from Soother Cnnntlea.
BEATRICE, Neb., March 9. (Special
Telegram.) The heaviest snow of the
season fell here today and continues un
abated tonight. The ground Is covered to
a depth of six Inches with heavy wet snow.
HA8TINGS. Neb.. March 9. (Special
Telegram.) There was a heavy snowfall
throughout the southwestern part of Ne
braska Saturday. Here the fall measured
four Inches. This snow practically assures
an Immense wheat crop.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb., March 9. (Spe
cial.) Snow commenced falling soon after
noon Saturday and continued all afternoon.
Keataoa Murder Trial la March.
GERINO, Neb.. March 9. (Special.) The
prosecution of E. S. Kenlson, who will be
tried at the term of district court begin
ning her March 26 for the murder of Sam
D. Cox at Minatar In December, will be
conducted by M. F. Harrington of O'Neill.
The county board this week decided upon
his employment and received a telegram
accepting the case. Judge F. G. Hamer of
Kearney has been engaged by the defense
and the cas I looked forward to with
Pup Bite Small Boy In Head.
ASHLAND, Neb., March t (Special.)
Tha t-year-old son of Mr. and Mr. John
Littl of East Ashland was attacked by a
young bull pup yesterday. The boy waa
thrown to the ground with the dog's teeth
fastened Into the back of hi head. Had
the father not been near and rushed to
th resou It la probable that the boy would
hav met with death from th attack, a
ClaariswS and beautifies th
toetb and purifies the breath.
TJeed by people of refinement
Ar over a quarter of a century.
Convenient for tourists.
Mr. Little was obliged to open th Jaws
rf the flog by main force.
HASTINGS, Neb., March . (Special Tele
gram.) H. D. Long wa ericmsly Injured
by a ravrln of a storage cellar on hi farm
Ave mllea east of town today. With his
son he waa removing th wood support of
.brick arch which he ha.t Just completed.
When he loosened the board the arch gav
way and the earth fell In. His arm was
broken and hi back sprained. HI son
wa leu seriously Injured.
New f Nebraska.
SEWARD Bruce Campbell has sold his
potato chip factory to Mr. Hulburt.
DAVID CITY Dr. Wllllts gave th first
number of the lecture course Friday even
BEEMER The Beemer photograph gal
lery has changed hands. Blossom Krl
are the new proprietors.
RED CLOUD Land In Webster county
continues to rise. Land valued at $194,803
was transferred this week.
ALLIANCE County Clerk C. W. Brennan
has received a check for a little more than
U000 In payment of Burlington taxes.
RED CLOUD W. Kofod of Omaha has
mirchnsed the Holland hotel at this place
and will take possession In a few week.
SKWARD The Burllna-ton has. through
Its agent here, paid the sum of $39.f.&2
taxes, of which $4,300 of this was Interest.
WEST POINT The Standard Bridge com-
?any of Omaha was the successful bidder
or the bridge contract for Cuming county.
MILFORD Rev. F. Ostertag, pastor of
the Evangelical church of Mllford, has re
signed his pastorate on account of 111
DAVID CITY The Ben Hur lodge will
Initiate 100 new members Monday evening.
The degree team from Lincoln will put on
DAVID CITY D. W. Patrick, deputy
county treasurer for three years, has re
signed and accepted a position in a bank
YORK Messrs. Sterner Brothers have
purchased the stock of harness owned by
the York Harness company and have taken
SCHUYLER A large Improvement has
been made at the Wells-Abbott-Nleman
Milling company, In whlia car of flour
can be loaded in forty miiuites.
SCHUYLER The large oil tanks of the
Standard Oil company have arrived and
will be filled with oil for the distribution
In Schuyler and neighboring towns.
CHAPPELL The Odd Fellow have con
cluded to build a hall and will soon begin
work on it. It will be a credit to the
town and the order when completed.
PLATTSMOUTH An epidemic of
"spotted fever'' is raging in Pacific Junc
tion. Sam Evans has lost one child and
two other are not expected to live.
PLATTSMOUTH The Nebraska City
Elks assisted in Initiating about a dozen
members Into the local lodge Friday even
ing. A reception and banquet followed.
CHAPPELL The Chappell hotel. W. H.
McEldowney proprietor, changed hands to
day, being sold to W. A. Hemming, who
recently came here from Pennsylvania.
GENEVA Revival meetings are being
held at the First Baptist church by the
pastor, the Rev. Mr. Brooke. He Is as
sisted by Miss Porter of Omaha, who sings.
WEST POINT Interest Is being mani
fested In the forthcoming municipal elec
tion. The people s party has issued a can
for a mass convention to take place on
WEST POINT The Antelope and Willow
Creek gun club held its weekly blue rock
shoot at the farm of Charles Belter with
the following result: Antelope, 84; Willow
PLATTSMOUTH The Plattsmouth High
school girls' basket ball team went to Ne
braska City Friday and were defeated by
Captain Mary E. Wright's team by a score
of 12 to 11.
SCHUYLER Julius Wacha, who has been
emoloved In his brother s store for the past
two years, has gone to Clarkson, where he
will open up a general merchandise store
of his own.
VALLEY Rev. S. G. Carlson has ac
cepted a call as pastor of the Second Bap
tist church. Rev. Hassoblad, the former
pastor, goes to a home mission field In
NEBRASKA CITY Otoe county Is richer
now by $13,498.04 than It was. because the
Burlington has paid its portion of disputed
taxes, with interest, which they - claimed
they am not owe.
DAVID CITY The People' Banner has
offered a prixe of $10 to the ladies club or
society which will put in and maintain the
prettiest flower bed In the city park during
the coming season,
VALLEY Thomas Glbbs and Miss Flllie
Marsh were united In marriage at the horn
of Mrs. A. Marsh, Rev. Cruger of Fremont
performing the marriage ceremony. Only
relatives were present
BRADSHAW The will of Nathaniel Pope
has been probated. Mrs. Pope was ap
pointed executrix. The estate Is valued at
about $12,000. Mr. Pope was one of the
oldest settlers near here.
BEATRICE The citizens convention
called for Friday night waa a flxsle, as
not enough voters were present to hold a
convention. An adjournment was taken to
next Wednesday evening.
RED CLOUD H. A. Howard, an old-time
citizen of this place, died Sunday morning
from a stroke of paralysis after an Illness
of more than a year. Mr. Howard located
drla Victoria Patton, who died at Crete
this week, were Interred in the Ashland
cemetery. Mrs. Patton with her husband
came to Nebraska thirty-five years 'ago.
NORTH PLATTE Henry C. Frlckey,
charged with horse stealing, plead guilty
after the jury had been selected and the
evidence for the stare given. Sentence has
hot yet been pronounced by judge Grimes.
SCHUYLER Many cases of blackleg
have been reported among cattle In this
county. Dr. Stoupfer vaccinated 116 for one
party this week and many others are do
ing th same, which will soon stop th dis
YORK George Chllcote, the Lincoln Ave
nue grocer, has purchased the stock of
Fred Newton and has taken possession.
Ms. Chllcote will close the stock out and
the room win be occupied by Vv. is.. Wll
BEEMER The Beemer Times haa made
arrangements for a home of Its own. Edi
tor Sechrlst having bought the old Clark
blacksmith shop. The building Is being
raised. When completed it will make a nice
RED -CLOUD-MIss Maude Wilson, who
live, a short distance northwest of Red
Cloud, took first plaoe in the annual de
clamatory contest of the Wesleyan school
of expression, which was held at the audi
torium In Lincoln Tuesday
ALLIANCE The smallpox situation haa
Improved. Strict quarantine regulations
have been enforced and the epldemio Is
practically wiped out, with the exception of
a few cases now in the pest house, which
are by no means dangerous
HOUSTON A double wedding wa held
at the residence of John M. Shaw. Rev.
John Crelghton of the Presbyterian church
officiated. . The contracting parties were
Emma J. Shaw and John T. Price, ISffle
M. Bfutw and Clarence Kamp
RED CLOUD A dinner and supper waa
given by the women of the town at the
Damerell hall Saturday for the benefit of
the new band. One hundred and twelve
dollars was realised. The money will be
used to purchase new uniforms.
ASHLAND Roy Deen returned this week
from Lincoln after two weeks' treatment
for an Injured eye In which a small piece
of steel had become embedded. Although
ine young man receivea the best of treat
ment it was impoeaiMe to save the eye.
ALLIANCE The Retail Clerks' Protec,
tlve association was organised with Jud
Laravae preeiaem. Hi. u. Laing. secretary
Clarence Brunell. treasurer; Messrs. Blrnev
cogswrii ana tan.ice, trustees, 'iney will
endeavor to inaugural earlier closing
CHAPPELL Early Friday mornin tt,
Lewellen Mercantile comnanv's mart, Tni l.l
ing and stock was destroyed by fire at
ijeweiien, rseu. origin o the fire un
known. Loss wa partially covered by In
aurance. wbicn they held to the amount
VALLEY Mrs. Elisabeth HudsDtth dld a
the horn of her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Hub-
Dara, last night alter a lingering Illness.
Mrs. iiuosDiin waa one or the Dloneer rm
Idents of Valley and an active member at
the Methodist Episcopal church. 8h wa
jsuktm PL-ATTIC It Is reported that
jonn H. Day nas been offered the position
of traveling Inspector of locomotive and
macmoery on tne union Pacific. Ha
called to Omaha Tuesday night by Super
intendent W. R. McKeen to consult with
Dim in i ma regard.
6 1H EKLAN D It 1 said that regular
traffic will be started on the new O'FaJluna
at normpori railroad about Mav 1. if i
expected that there will be a rush bv land
seekers to the North Plaua river vail.v
travaraed by this line as soon a passenger
uiuic u uittuguraum
BEATRICE Word ha been received her
or tne promotion or Archie Oil Hand
former Beatrice boy, from th pom t Ion of
oiai la to sou ei u aenxJ aurln-
and at all in between prices up to $150. ' '
Dining Room Furniture
Particular attention was given to the assemblage of yi unusual stock. Every style
from the plain mission to the most elaborately carved. Mahogany, golden, weathered, ant
werp, early English and fumed oak pieces. ?
Golden oak, $19 to $125.
Early English, . $32 to
Genuine mahogany, $62 to
PKETTV PARLOR PIECES New styles, mahOEany
popular line at popular prices. Entire new stock.
OSTERAIOOR MATTRESSES Still selling $30 Oster
moor Mattresbes at $18.50. Another large shipment
We've left no stone unturned to gather together
the best assortment of Rugs and Carpet logs this store
bas ever housed. Backed by years of experience in
catering to your needs, we have selected the choicest
patterns from the best looms In the country.
Granite Art Squares, 9x12, seamless and extra heavy,
especially suitable for dining and bed room or sum
mer home $5.00
Dekkan Brussels Rugs, 9x12, made from best quality
wool with a very heavy Brussels warp, beautiful
oriental patterns $10.50
Brussels Rugs, 9x12, your choice of a large line ot
new patterns for 916.50
Axmlnster Rugs, 9x12. the kind that usually sells for
$35.00, our price. f 30.00
Blgelow Wilton Rugs, 9x12, guaranted in every re
spect, very beautiful $35.00
WINDOW SHADES We are headquarters for good ones.
tendent of the Rock Island at Chicago to
the chief clerkship In the passenger de
partment at St., Louis.
WEST POINT The school board' unani
mously elected Prof. R. M. Campbell to the
position of superintendent. His salary was
nri Ht ner veur. belnK an increase
of X over ldst'Tear. It -was decided -to
have but one aay or vacaijua aurina uuier
time. Friday. March 29. i
HARVARD Bradford Stone, died at hi'
hiwiA..,1 vonrs. lAHVlns S WldOW And
eight children. The first hotel built in Har
vard. In IBii, was DUN l Dy kit. omno uiu
his partner. During the civil war he was
a member of company D. Sixteenth 1 New
York infantry, and saw much iteming. -
RRNEDICT York county farmers are
reaping a harvest on the sale of alfalfa,
clover and timothy seed. There was a
large acreage and an extra large yield of
seed. Farmers are making all the way
from $15 to $30 per acre from the seed
alone, not counting the value of the hay.
SCHUYLER The republican city caucus
was held in the county court house Friday
evening Mayor Rothsack, City Clerk
Woods snd City Treasurer Hlgglns were
nominated by acclamation. One councilman
from each ward and also two new mem
bers for the school board were also nom
inated. STROMSBURO At a referee's sale of
niece of land three miles south of this
city the farm brought HO per acre and It
not an average gooa rarm. rne im
provements are poor. There were only
three bidders. Polk county land has ad
vanced fully 20 per cent during the last six
RED CLOUD At a meetlnar of the Cora-
merclahwlub Tuesday evening the following
officers were elected: Frank cowden, pres
ident; Alfred MoCall, vice president; Paul
Dletrick, secretary and treasurer; exec
utive committee, Charles Piatt, James Pe
terson. Del Turnure, Dr. Crelghton and
VALLEY The "Busy Bees" and Valley
Woman's club held a reception at the home
of Mrs. W. E. Weekly In honor of Mrs.
S. F. Lyons, who leaves soon for her new
home in Seattle, Wash. Mrs. Lyons was
president of the '.'Busy Bees" two years and
librarian for the Woman club sine It
FALLS CITY Mrs. T. Roy. one of the
oldest residents of Falls City, haa sold
her live stock and farming Implements and
Is leaving the home she has occupied so
many years at the edge of town. The land.
over twenty acres, has been sold to cap
italists of Falls City for the benefit of the
city as a park.
NEBRASKA CITY One of the oldest
two-story brick houses in this city is being
torn down by Cal ChapmHn, and the ma
terial will be used in erecting tenement
houses. The building was usea oy niae
house for many years and the salt de
stroyed the foundation, so it was necessary
to tear down the building.
TORK C. A. McCloud. president of th
Farmers' National bank, had contracted In
advance for ticket No. 1 at the i-cent rate
over the Burlington. C. C. Boslow, deputy
coanty clerk, purchased ticket number on
at the 2-cent rate over the Northwestern.
Burlington depot agent Smith says tnat f(
expects a large Increase in traveling.
CHADRON Frederick Hall of Danbury.
Neb., and Eleanor Reynolds were married
by Rev. O. W. Mitchell, In the presence of
over 'Mt Invited guests. The groom Is th
pastor of the Danbury Congregational
church, at which place the young couple
will make their future home. The bride 1
the only child of ex-Senator W. 11. Rey
nolds. STROMSBl'RG-rThe Young Men' Chrl
tlan association 'entertained the business
men, over a hundred being present. K. L
Castile, president of the association, wa
toastmaster, and speeches were mad by
8tate Secretary Bailey, Dr. Crelghton of
York, Mr. Lashley, the local secretary, and
A. B. Hedbloom of this city.
ASHLAND A county tournament waa
hM this week at Cedar Bluffs among reu
resentativea of various gun clubs In the
county for the trophy championship of
Saunders county. The contest Anally nar
rowed down to Albert Olnen of Cedar
Bluffs and William Smith, Jr., of Ithaca,
finally being won by Mr. Olsen by a score
of forty-rive to lorty-mree.
ASHLAND The team belonging to Ralph
Hayes, a young farmer living west of Ash
land, ran away with a heavy lumber wagon
on Silver street. The team succeeded in
running over and completely demolishing a
buggy belonging to Mr. Ed liovey, whose
team was hitched on a side street. Mr.
Hayes' team had become freighters d by
mall wagun drawn Dy poys.
SOUTH BEND The Rock Island bas
withdrawn most of its workmen from Its
bridge at South Bend, L-avlng a few car
penter to complete the repairs to th struc
ture which ws damaged by the recent
high water in the Plane river. Search is
still being maintained for th workman
who fell from th bridge about two weeks
ago and wa drownrd. Th railroad hits
offered a reward tor in may.
NORTH PLATTE Mt. Oeorg W. Par
sons, on of the most prominent cltlsens
of Brady and vuJnity, met with a very sa
ver a evident on last Saturday. HI team
bu trlgUta&ad la some and
rchard & Wilhelm
414-16-18 South Sixteenth
We announce the opening of our new spring stocks. Each
and every department is bristling with suggestions for the home.
Come and examine at your loiaure, buy at your pleasure.
No matter what your needs may be, how small or how great,
your should come to
"The Store that Serves You Best,"
that offers you the best possible values at all times, that has the interests
of its customers at heart, that gives you worthy furnishings of character
and quality at the lowest possible price.' ' f ;
We ask a moment's perusal of the items mentioned in this ad, which
are but an index to what this great store offers.
Library Tables i
The new line consists of the latest designs in mahogany, golden and
weathered oak, in an almost endless variety. They;come as low as $15.75,
Golden oak, $15.75 to
Early English, $21 to $90.
Genuine mahogany, $45
Golden oak, $6.75 to
Early English, $20 to $75.
Genuine mahogany, $25
finish frame, loose green
Fourth floor. i . . .
BRASS BEDS Over 100 new designs, the most
elaborate display ever attempted in the west! $22.50
of design and the marveiously low prices complete the
satisfaction of every purchaser. i
Den telle Arabian Curtains, new patterns, serviceable,
washable and stylish, usually, sell, at $7.50, special,
per pair . .$4.85
Madras Curtains, beautiful colorings and patterns,
artistic effects for over-curtains. Ask to) see our
Portieres Everything that Is new in Arts and Craft
designs.. Mercerized and Bordered Curtains. $11.50
S 6-inch Curtain Swiss, dots, stripes and figures, per
yard I - , . . . . 15c
45-inch Curtain Swies, new patterns, per yard. . . .25o
52-lnch Madras, all colors, per yard. ....... t . . . .05c
Fancy Nets, all the latest designs, . per yard, $1.00
down to 85e
We sell the best
ran away, throwing Mr. Parson under the
wagon, and the wheels passing over him,
Injured his spine In such a manner as to
paralyse the lower part of his body, ' Little
hopes ar entortalned for his recovery.
ASHLAND A special emigrant train con
sisting of ten freight cars and a passenger
coach, left Ashland over the Sioux City
line for Brunswick, Neb., one day this
week. The train contained the families and
household effects ef a number of farmers
who. have: purchased .land; In Antetlope
county, about ninety miles West of Slonx
City on the O'Neill branch of the Great
Northern. - There- were fifty-four persons
In the party.
NORTH PLATTE John Burke and
Frank F. Murray of this city and H. P.
Votaw, formerly of Maywood, hav or
ganised a commission company to be known
as the. Buike-Murray-Votaw Commission
company with headquarter at Denver.
Mr. Burke, who Is president of the com
pany, waa formerly connected with th
Union stockyards at this place. Mr. Mur
ray will act a secretary and treasurer of
the new company.
AURORA Aurora military band gave Its
annual concert Friday evening. Vocal solos
were given by Mis Houser, H. E. Brad
ford, Dr. Dorwart and Mrs. O. T. Hart
quest and vocal duets by Messrs. Fowler
and Dorvart and H. E. Bradford and Mrs.
J. O. Alden. Miss Martha Dayton of York,
Neb., favored the audience with a violin
solo which was exceptionally well rendered.
The audience highly appreciated the seven
selections by the band.
BEATRICE The P. E. O. society held Us
annual meeting yesterday with Mrs. Helen
M. Drake and elected these officers: Mrs.
E. O. Drake, president; Mr. J. T. Harden,
vice president; Mrs. W. W. Duncan, cor
responding secretary; Mia Grace A. Lld
dlcott. recording secretary; Miss Anna Kyd.
treasurer; Miss Lucy Fry, chaplain. Dele
gates to the grand chapter convention, to
be held at McCook In June, Mrs. Drake,
Miss Jessie Moore; alternates. Miss Lld
dicott and Mr. J. R. Queln.
NEBRASKA CITY An Interesting ques
tion ha been raised Here. For som time
our churches hav been holding entertain
ment to which an admission fee was
charged. A taxpayer Investigated th law
and want to know why th churches giv
ing these entertainment should not be
tnxed tbe same as a theater or any other
place of amusement. Th county assessor
made an Investigation, but was not satis
fied as to his Interpretation of the law and
will refer the matter to the Stat Board
BEATRICE Th republican of Wymore
held a caucus Friday night and placed In
nomination tha following candidates: For
mayor, John Taylor; city clerk, L. E.
Caldwell: city engineer, J. w. Brown;
police Judge, F. E. Crawford; members of
the Board of Education. K. N. Kaufman.
George O. Huckett and 1. R. Clayton; coun-
An Illustrated Booklet f valuable ao4
timely interest to all home makara.
Brtw fall f 1
PERTINENT SUGGESTIONS, , i..;1'
HELPFUL HINTS anflVr "V
Seat FREB request
Old Dutch Cleanser DepL
The CL'DAHY PACKING COUPAKT,
S0VT1 MbAIA. NEE,
Sweet Cream Wanted
I will pay a premium on the New York City market. Want
from 100 to 200 gallons per day. Write me what you have.
W. S. BALDUFF. Omaha. Nebi
Genuine Leather Seat.
Golden oak, $2.75 up.
Early English, $3.75 up.
Mahogany, ' $6.00 up.
Other Dining Chairs, 85c
cushion upholstered. A
Lace Curtains ;
Raa mir nnw snrinr ntock. The beauty and newness
25c shade on the market
cltmen. First ward, Victor tolme; Second
ward. William Bentley. Resolutions de
claring for the enforcement of the city er
dlnance a regard the sal of Intoxi
cating liquor and favoring good govern
ment were unanimously adapted,
ASHLAND A number of eases of petty
thieving have been reported in. Saunders
county. Sneak . thieve broke . Into th
school house In district Twenty-one carry
ing away about twenty school books and
other school suppilee. Burglars hav also
recently entered the. hardware ntore of
H. Cornell of Ithaca, taking a small amount
of change from the 'money drawer. Sneak
thieves entered the basement of th Con.
gregatlonal church where the social enter
tainment was being given, and mad away
with a portion of th refreshment.
GENEVA The Japanese and Ben 'Hur
fete, given In the school andltorlurri by
the Geneva Equal Suffrage club and Mis
Stevens, wa a success In every particular
A hundred children, mostly pupils of th
school, and some young men and women
composed the chorus, assisted by th prin
cipal. Miss Scott, and Miss Combes, a
grade teacher. "Cheyenne" and "Flora.-.
dora" were each encored a number of
time. Miss Brandt, teacher of domestio
science, gave a reading and an encore.
BEATRICE Yesterday Judge Kretslngr,
attorney for L. C. Parker, received word
from the clerk of the supreme court stat
ing that the court f last - resort had
affirmed the decision of the district court,
and sustained tbe wilt of Mrs. Almlra Par
ker. The case has been In the courts for
years. The will of Mr. Parker gave her
property to th child pf her son Lewis.
Frank Parker of Lo Angeles, a v of
Mr. Parker, resisted th nrobatin of tha
will, and the ease wa trle, lrt all th
courts, being continuously befoiw the public
for the last six years. In the district court,
under the Instruction of Judge Kelligar,
j Lewis Parker won, and now the court of
J last resort ha affirmed that judgment -
J Comaty Bolldlngs oai Pair GroaSKta. .
HURQN. 8. D,, March .-(8peclaLWrh
county commissioner hav appropriated
13,000 for th erection of a building- for
Beadle county exhibit on th stal fair
ground In this city. It I understood that
other counties In th state will make simi
lar appropriations, thereby Increasing lnter
eat in the South Dakota stste fair. The
appropriation of US. 000 by the stste, though
not aa much as hoped for, is thankfully
received by th hoard and step will b
taken a early as possible for th erection
of additional buildings and general Im
provements on th grounds, which ar al
ready th finest in this part of to north
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