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T1IK OMAHA SINDAV WVAl: APKIL 14. 10.7.
UXCOLN DM FOR A MONTH
Ciirtet Churet Shut Off tbt Supply cf
L qoid Rfrehmrit.
HEW METHODS IN BUSINESS OF STATE
loaey Paved In l.rttlnn Supply ((in.
Irwti tn'il Deficiencies In Stale
Institutions Are to lie
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
I..INCOLN. April 13. iHtwrlBl.) Unroln
Is as dry as bone and those who have
lnii In the habit of taking appetlxers are
Consequently cast down and refuse to be
Comforted, for It may be a month and It
tnay be forever before the saloons are re
Cpened. The mixup was brought about
Vlien tha excise board and the saloon
keepers and the Antl-Siijoon league (tot In
wrangle over whim the end of the munici
pal year comes around. The city charter
y-aj amended by the last legislature extend
ing the year from April until May. Ilut
the licenses expired April 9. The antl
ftaJoon people held If a license Issued It
should be only for one month and the
(1.60A would have to be paid again. The
toard granted the licenses all right, but
sVa the league threatened to force the pay
tnent of the second ifft, the saloon men
failed to pay the first H.&oO and forfeited
the permission to do business. Two of the
saloons remained open until yesterday by
reason of a restraining ord'ir they secured,
but late yesterday afternoon Chief of Police
Cooper arrested them for selling him a
Iottle of beer. They applied for habeas
Corpus and were turned down In the district
Court and appealed to the supreme court.
In the meantime they closed. A prominent
order also quit dispensing liquor, but It is
tinderstood lis SJpply ran out As the at
torneys differ In the matter It seems likely
Xlncoln will be dry for a month at least
Hew Methods In State Ilnslnese.
The new Hoard of i'ubllc Ltinds and
JJulldings and the new Hoard of Purchase
n d Supplies Is revolutionizing the Ilnan
Clal conduct of the various state Institu
tions and has started in to do the same
thing In the purchase of supplies for the
Mate Institutions. At the last letting some
Df the bids on drugs, for Instance, varied
Irom 70 cents to 7 on the same item. The
board promptly accepted the lowest bid
bnd in each instance notified the bidder
that unless he delivered the goods no more
bids submitted by him would be consid
ered. The bidders promptly agreed to de
liver the goods, though in some Instances
It probably meant a Iocs of money to them,
It haa been the custom for contractors to
bid low on those articles of which the state
Will need very little and thus bring down
their total bids below the bidder who Is
liot onto the ropes. Many ineffectual at
tempts have been made to break up the
Jiractlce, and this last body blow dealt
fey the new board Is believed by the mem
bers to be sufnciunt to do the business.
Members of the boards have been look
ing into the matter of deficiencies reported
ty the various Institutions and allowed by
the legislature, and every effort will be
tnade by the board to prevent any such
occurrence durmg the coming two years.
The deficiencies came as a decided sur
prise, inasmuch as It had been reported
(uid the financial statements filed with the
governor seemed to indicate that all the
Institutions with one or two exceptions
fevers running within their appropriations.
sVbe deficiencies In state institutions. how
Aver, alone amounted to I93.176.6L This Is
tnerely an estimated deficiency, though the
legislature allowed It Just the same
(Neither does it contain the claims which
Vere filed agalnat the state Institutions and
accompanied by vouchers. The state In
stitutions mentioned below used tip the
Appropriations made by the legislature two
(rears ago and It became necessary to have
tnoney to run during the time after the
Claim bill was introduced until the new
Appropriation became available. The de
ficiencies reported by the various state In
stitutions for which appropriations were
jNorfolk asylum BOO
Jieturn of fugitives 16O0
.Adjutant general 'hjr
roimers' home, Mil ford 1 I
letiartment of hunklnir ' !
Superintendent McBrlun 1 f
Hastings asylum 22,'nnu
iJucoln asylum 10(1
piome fer the Friendless 5o
1'eru Normal school 825
tlrajid Island Soldiers' home 3,911
Oeneva Industrial school ;.y)
Stallwuy commission 500
Industrial school 2,flMt
Attorney general 6i
(Salaries Kearney Normal school .... l.fln
The enactment of the law to compel the
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!ws W I
hend of various state Institutions to de
posit their i-nsh funds with the state treas
urer, such money to be paid out on war
rants Issued upon nrorver vou'-hers. lias
met with the hearty spprovril nf those who
believe It will result lii s mure careful
handling of stnte money. Anotlier reform
Instituted by the board wlil-h the members
expect to r'sult to the best Interest of the
state Is the abolition of the rpeclnl permit
to the head of the Institution to buy emer
gency supplies. These permits hereafter
will be given by the board proper after
How to Find Owner of Morlaaaie.
Attorney C5ener.il Thompson has given the
following opinion regarding a way to find
the owner of mortgages. In answer to an
LINCOLN. April 12.-!,. H MeKllllp.
F.si , I'onnlv Attorney of Seward County.
Seward, Neb iJear Sir: t have your letter
of the Wh Inst.. In which yiu ask for an
opinion on the following proposition:
Where the records of a county show
mortgages payable to various batiks and
the bunk otllclnl". when Interrogated by the
assessor concerning the same, declare that
the mortgages have been sold, but deelme
to disclose tli" names of the owners, what
Is the assessor's duty and how csn the
names of the real owners of the mortgages
be ascertained ?
The law contemplates that every owner
of a mortgage obligation shall pav a tax
thereon. The assessor l not compelled to
take the unsworn statement of any person
that he does not own specific property. If
upon Investigation he Is unable to ascer
tain the names of the true owners of such
mortgages he should make a list of the
same, stating the nnmes of those wtio ap
pear to be the owners thereof from the
county records, and present the Hat and
report to the county board of equalization.
The board, having the list and report be
fore It, has sufficient Information to enable
It to exercise the authority vested In It by
suctions 121, 122 and 123 of the revenue law,
and can by process compel the attendance
of snich persons and receive their sworn
testimony relative to the ownership of the
mortgages I apprehend that by pursuing
this method it will not be difficult to ascer
tain the names of the real owners After
obtaining this Information and giving to
the owners the notice required by statute,
the board can add the property to the
assessment roll. The board may also act
In such a case without a report frum the
assessor, but the above Is one way In
which the assessor may substantially aid
In getting taxable property entered for tax
ation. Bonds to Bnlld RrldsTea.
Bugene Pelatour, county clerk of Deuel
county, has written Treasurer nrlan for
Information regarding a proposed bond
Issue to be made by his county for the
construction of two bridges across the
Plntts river. The county clerk said the
commissioners were considering submitting
a proposition to bond the county for J20,000
to pay for the bridges.
Legislators Dropping; In.
Representative Marshall Harrison of Otoe
county, one of the wheel horses of the re
cent legislature, waa here last night en
route home after a trip out In the state
on business. Inssmuch as Mr. Harrison
voted aye on all platform measures and a
good many more equally as good, he ahows
no bad effects of his contact with his con
stituents. Judge Hamer and Representative Tom
Hamer were here today to file an appeal
In the case of B. 8. Kennison, convicted
of the murder of Sam Cox. Kennison was
sentenced to twenty years in the peniten
tiary and was refused a new trial by the
lower court. '
Report on Insoranee.
The report of Insurance eputy Pierce
Just received from the printers shows the
total amount of risks written during the
year 1906 by fire companies doing business
In the state to have been t210.903.729, com
pared with 1S2.283,420 for 1905. The pre
miums received amounted to $2,ifiS,803,
against 12,436.802 for 1906; losses paid, H,
a'i03, against Sl,877.30 for 190S.
Assessment of Land Contracts.
Reports have been received at the office
of Secretary Bennett of the State Board
of Assessment that certain parties down In'
Saline county have sold farms for which
a part payment has been made and a con
tract covers the Indebtedness. This con
tract the owner refused to turn In to the
assessor to be listed as property. The sec
retary holds the contract Is an Item of
credit and should be assessed the same as
any other credit, and has so notified the
county assessor of Saline county.
Lumber Case Not Dropped.
Attorney Ooneral Thompson said tonight
that the state will not abandon Its efforts
to prove the Nebraska Lumber dealers' as
sociation an unlawful combine, notwith
standing the findings of Referee A. M. Post
In favor of the" organization.
"We will not drop this matter by any
means," Mr. Thompson declared. "This Is
the first opportunity we have had to lay
the matter bofore the court Itself, and I
shall do so by filing exceptions to the refer
ees' findings. The state Is hopeful of being
able to convince the court that the Ne
braska Lumber liealers association Is a
trust and its workings are a conspiracy In
restraint of trade."
Freight Trains Collide.
Eaatbound freight No. 90 on the Rock
Island ran Into an extra freight at Twenty-seventh
and Holdrege streets at 7.o'clock
and both engines were badly smashed. The
crews of both engines Jumped end no one
was hurt No. 90 had been ordered to wait
In Lincoln for the extra, but the crew dis
obeyed orders. The Rock Island will come
In over the Burlington tonight.
the merchants who advanced credit are
waiting for the liars to I1q.uld.1te.
It Is thought that, while tbe Indians will
j receive their moio-y In due tlrn. as 'hey
; must. th administration Is determined to
I tun the iiedii 11 by assiv-tng the In
! rtlans to make hi ttr use of their cash pay
' metits. thus teaching the merchants In
' tow t s sui rounding reservations not to be
! so fast In lending credit on the strength
j of these hg payment ami leave the In
omsma ritr.smTKHV womi; mi'kt
Fifty Delegates Hear Intereetlnai
Sr'HfTI.KU. Neb.. April U.-iPpeciaU
The thirteenth annual meeting of the Wo
man's Presbyterian Missionary society of
the (iinnha presbytery wa. held here at
the l"lrt Presbyterian church th's week.
Flftv deleg-ifes. from all parts of the
Omaha presbytery, being pr'"ent. They
were entertained by the local members of
the society. Mrs. Amanda Russell of
Schuyler was general chairman and Mrs.
Miles Zenttneyer of Schuyler chairman of
the entertainment committee.
The first session was devoted to the
executive committee work. The Wednes
day evening meeting was opened with de
votional services by Rev. Mr. Sweeney of
Schuyler and was folhxveil Dy Mrs George
1 Orulklaw. who spoke of "A Year's
Work." A selection by the Sc huyler male
quartet was followed by Rev. L. V.
S udder of Winnebago, Neb., on "The
Condition and Needs of the Winnebago
Indians." which was Interesting through
out. Thursday morning the meeting was
opemnl with devotional services by Mrs.
R. T. Rell of Omaha, who was followed by
Mrs. Fred L. Werti of Schuyler, deliver
ing the address of welcome, which was
responded to by Mrs. B. M. McCord of
Roll call of the delegates followed and
each one responded to the question, "Whut
do you believe to le the greatest need of
the society which you represent?"
The rest of the session was) carried out
by' addresses by different members of the
Thursday afternoon's session was opened
by Mrs. Sarah 11. Chaplin of Uellevue with
devotional services, and this was followed
by a business meeting.
The Thursday evening session was de
voted to singing and addresses, the most
Interesting being "A Threefold Card of
Knowledge. Gifts and Prayer," by Mrs.
M. B. Lee, associate field secretary for the
Womnn's Board of Ifomo Missions.
All tho meetings were largely attended by
local members and church-goers. The fol
lowing officers were elected for the ensuing
year: President, Mrs. D. W. Morrow of
Omaha; corresponding secretary, Mrs.
James McD. Patton of Omaha; recording
secretary, Mrs. O. K. Carley of South
Omaha; treasurer, Mrs. P. J. Burr of
Lundee; secretary of literature. Miss Maud
Pllsbury of Fremont; secretary of Sunday
schools and band work, Mrs. T. B. Cherry
of Omaha; Christian Endeavor secretary
and treasurer, Mrs. R. T. Bell of Omaha;
vice presidents, Blair district, Mrs. P. C.
Brandt of Silver Creek; Fremont district,
Mrs. B. M. McCord of Fremont; Schuyler
district, Mrs. Miles Zentmeyer; Omaha dis
trict, Mrs. A. T. Bidwoll.
Merchants Doing Business with San-
tees and Poneas Are Interested.
NIOBRARA, Neb.. April 13.-(Speclal.)-
For nearly a year the Santee and ponca
- - v w,.An ve.n..tii a .(.('..rnitinn!
f i". , inaians nave "e " -
Wltrt I f ' A T-gT-Yii -. navment amounting to nearly tmoCO. On
the strength of it the merchants of the
towns of Springfield, S. D. ; Bloomfleld,
Crelghton. Baslle and iNlonrara nave given
considerable credit. Indian Superintendent
Meagley fays that he would like as a salary
the aggregate amount In telephone calls
1 that have come to him for the post few
j months making Inquiries about this long
I delayed payment from anxious creditors.
A half-breed who had about Jiao as his
share says that he was worrying over the
j delay a few months ago, but he Is now
letting the white rauti worry, having as
signed bis account and received the amount.
The payment Is a balancing account of
the great Sioux treaty that ceded the
Black Hills country to the government, and
It Is the outgrowth of a change of policy.
The annual payment was about 13 a person.
but It was considered best to give the In-
. department, however, has undergone sev
(L I B El I H 1 i eral changes with new heads since this
policy was inaugurated, and it is the be
lief that a new plan for the Indians' pro- j
tection may be In view. It is understood
that all minors will still be under the pro-
tection of the government and their share
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I Will liw "J; ""I nrjn in iiubi, iitir' ,
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loiore wie Biiiuo 01 minors nas oeen paia
i to parents and squandered I
The Indian department Is investigating
every payment closely: A few months ago i
deStrpyn3lrr3raSlteS,SOOtlie . dUiajsttlon of some Indian lands under an
irritated, itching surfaces. !HC' of grafting the right ..t n
, ' l ' . . In.llin llnllm to Sell over h..l
homestead, subject to the rules of the In
terior department. Most of this land Was
adjacent to lands onl by white men.
The usual appraisement was made and on
the strength of the superintendent's favor
able report, the purchuser paid to the
niamn some or me money, ana wie rner-
Tncilr-Degrcc Temperatures Destroy
FAIRBURY, Neb., April 13. (Special.)
A severe frost last night destroyed early
gardens and fruit blossoms. The pros
pects for an Immense peach and cherry
crop was never better than It was yester
day, but a temperature of 22 degrees this
morning destroyed all hopes of small
fpllt growers, as well as market garden
ers. ARLINGTON, Neb., April 13. (Special.)
The ground was frozen about 1 Inch
in depth Saturday morning. L'arly fruit
of all kinds will be a total loss. Medium
and late fruits promise to be a bumper
crop If future conditions are fair.
GKNEVA, Neb.. April 13. (Special.)
With the mercury down to 18 degrees this
morning, everything outside was frozen
up. The peach trees would have been In
full bloom In two more days.
Bl'TTON, Neb., April 13. (Special. )-A
killing frost visited this section this morn
ing. The thermometer fell to 15 degrees
above zero. The peach crop, Japan and
all early plums are destroyed. Other fruits
At'Bl'RN, Neb., April 1S.-(Speclal.)-Au-
burn and vicinity was visited with freezing !
weather last night. Several authorities say j
the bulk of the fruit has been ruined and j
that at the best we cannot have over a I
half crop In this locality. The prospects
were for the largest fruit crop ever raised.
CAIRO, Neb.. April 13. (Special.) Early
fruit and crops have suffered greatly from
the Intense cold of the last two nights.
Ice has frozen to the thickness of over
half an Inch, and some of the farmers re
port a crust of over two Inches where the
ground is damp. Wheat prospects were
never better In this country, and It is not
thought this crop will be Injured by the
STERLING, Neb., April 13 (Special Tele
gramsNearly an inch of ice formed last
night. All fruit Is destroyed.
LINCOLN. Neb., April 13. The tempera
ture went below 20 degrees In most parts
of Nebraska Inst night and fruit growers
report that nearly all of the bud have
been damaged or killed. Cherries and plums
killed and peaches are badly Injured. It
was the coldest April night of which Ne
braska has record.
PLATTSMOCTH, Neb.. April 18 (Spe-
cial.) The cold wave struck this vicinity
414.1&.18 So. 16th Street. Telephone Douglas 313.
m tf" QLt 4- v frost Iow furniture store is different. Our methods of honest plain fig-
ure pricing of honest merchandise proves that we do not fear price com
petition. Any one person can buy as cheaply as any other person. You will find this a pleasant and profitable trading
place. One price and that the lowest to be obtained anywhere, quality considered. Read every item carefully in this ad. It
offers many good values in furnishings for the home.
We make a complete showing of
proper hangings for doors and win
dows. The selecting of draperies or
combinations is a perplexing prob
lem. We simplify matters by show
ing a complete combination to
gether. We will be pleased at any
time to send our experienced drap
ery man to give you suggestions.
We quote here a few numbers of Lace
Curtains at exceptionally special prices.
$1.25 Summer Curtains In new artistic
cross stripes. A full range of colors, soft
Bhades that are fast. Other styles In silk
cross stripes from $2.35 to $7.50 per pair.
$1.85 Dfntelle Arabian Curtains, new
styles. Very serviceable and stylish, per
$4.75 buys a very serviceable and stylish
Cable Net Curtain. They will surprise you
in values, $4.75.
$6.75 Cluny Curtains, linen lace. Duchess
lace, Brussels lace, Scotch net lace Curtains.
You should see the large assortment at,
per pair, $6.75.
$8.95. At this price we show a special
assortment of Duches3 Lace Curtains, new
patterns, wide and narrow to match.
$8.95 per pair.
$13.75. A special assortment of high
class double net Brussels and Arabian Cur
tains, especially selected to sell at this pop
ular price. Suitable for parlors, library
and dining rooms. An extraordinary value
at, per pair, $13.76.
Dobbinet 45-lnch single thread net in
white or Arabian color, per yard, 20c.
64-inch double thraed net, white Ivory
or Arabian color, per yard, 36c.
64-lnch French triple thread net, white,
Ivory or Arabian, per yard, 50c.
Bed Sets Special
French Muslin In dainty colors, bordered
valance, shams or bolster covers, per
French Taffeta Spreads with bolster cover,
per set $0.75
Best Bolster Rolls, pasteboard, each, $1.25
Bolster Rolls, open for pillows, each $2.00
We are headquarters for good Window
Shades. None but the best material In all
standard grade- used. Hartshorn rollers.
Our workmanship is guaranteed. A good
Window Shade for 25c.
60-inch Persian stripe cover, fringe all
around, each $1.35
CO-inch Bagdad cover, fringe all around,
60-inch Kasgane covers, each $3.00
The very newest in all styles, a full line
from $4.50 to $45.00 per pair.
Frame made of select quarter-sawed oak, highly pol
ished, heavily carved rlnw feet and dragon heads, broad
arms, upholstered In a high grade of verona velour, very
specially priced at $3 2.00. Same davenport upholstered
In excellent quality Imitation leather, price $35.00.
This beautiful Colonial Library Table, made of best
quarter-sawed golden oak, highly polished, contains one
large drawer, four colonial pillars, top is 26x38 inches.
Frice, special $14.75.
1 Lf kli
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Genuine Ostermoor Patent Elastic Felt
Mattresses in art twilled and mercerized
tickings, special $15.00 each.
Genuine Leather Couch
Large massive design, has full spring edge, diamond
tufted top, ruffle sides, broad oak frame with claw feet.
Couch is 31 inches wide, 6 feet, 6 inches long, extra good
value at $29.50.
Full rattan body,
reclining back and ad
justable dash. Has
rubber tired wheels,
new patent attachment,
fitted with parasol and
Now showing our
complete spring line of
Oo-Carta in the rattan
and English designs,
folding, reclining and
stationery, ranging in
prices $2.25 up.
This Massive Iron Bed
Has full continu
ous post 1 6-16 in.
thick, Va in- filling,
comes In the blue
and gold, white and
gold or green and
gold and enamel.
These beds sell reg
ularly at $12. For
three days special.
and Wednesday, we
will sell them at,
$16.50 for !lxl2 Brussels Uhr.
A rug that is practical as well ns
ornamental, made of the best qual
ity worsted yarns. Our guarantee
goes with every rug; a beautiful
line of oriental and floral patterns
from which to make selection.
$35.00 for our 9x12 Hoyal Wilton
Rugs, the very newest patterns. We
invite your inspection of this beau
Heavy weight wool Ingrain Car
pets, made from the best quality
double reel yarns, guaranteed to
wear longer than a Brussels carpet.
In this line of goods you can find a
great variety of patterns in beauti
ful two-tone effects, blue, tan and
greens, price 45c to 82c per yard.
"We can please you in this lino of
Carpets, as our patterns are all new.
Now is the time to make your se
lections before they are picked
over. Prices from $1.00 to $1.25
acents for F'
ful line of new patterns in tile
hard wood effects.
Nickel plated Bissell's Gold
Medal Carpet Sweeper for $.3.00.
The National Insurance Gasoline
Stove is absolutely wife. You are
free from tho dangers of explosion
if you use a National.
Prices $9.00 to $24.00.
Gas range comfort is obtained by
the users of the Detroit Jewel. For
simplicity in operation, perfection
in baking, durability and general
construction we do not know of its
equal. "We are showing Detroit
Fuel Gas Ranges in many styles and
sizes, and will be pleased to have
you call and inspect this most per
fect of gas ranges.
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WHITE'S HFCOItn IS KNDOHSF.I)
Kelfthbors of Bath Pnrtles Commend
Ills Coarse In Legislature.
CAIRO, Neb., April 13. (Special.) As a
recognition of the faithful services ren
dered by Hon. E. O. White In the hi sslon
Fiiduy night, sending mercury down to I of ,ne l"Kilature Just closed, a public
only 21 degrees alKie "ro, killing the early
cherries, plums and peaches and other early
fruit, or at least the greater portion of It.
reception was given him here last night
by the people of this community, where
he has lived for many years. The hail
was decorated with flags and bunting,
and the stage was occupied by Mr. Whlt
and Representative Fries of Howard
county, together with about ten of the
Missionary Women at tleatrlee.
BEATRICE. Neb., April 13. (Special.)
The convention of the East Nebraska
branch of the Woman's Missionary Assort- old-timers here. A short musical procram
atlim of the I'nlted Ilrethren Church op- j waa rrndered, after which a set of resolu
ened yesterday afternoon with shout Unnm commendatory of the course pur
thirty delegates present. Mrs. Harford i-f ,ue(1 by Mr WhUe t(lu ,,1KlMat,1e
Omaha calkd the meeting to order and In j were preg.ntMf and tne vigor wltn whu.h
doir s.. mad n Inuring address, out- ; they were anliptBrt showf(1 lhp Ble,.m ln
linil g ine onoorutm-e oi u. .... nuii u.,. i whch M, White Is held r,v hi. n..U.hl,.,r
Ann mm .mm
And weekly dressings of
Cuticura, purest and sweet
est of emollients, at once
stop tailing nair, remove
crusts, scales, and dandruff,
stimulate the hair follicles,
loosen the scalp skin, supply
the roots with energy and
nourishment, and make the
hair crow upon a sweet,
wholesome, heaitny scalp, chams iv credit for th. balance. Th
when all else fails.
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Indian office then made closer iiuiulry into
I the condition of the Indians and
In view of the Inability to manage their
own affairs intelligently and economically,
held up the transfer of the lands and the
proaixKliva purchasers tl th tracts aud
been dune and the necessity of putting
forth still greater efforts.
After the convention had organfked and
the delegates enrolled a recess of nil hour
was taken during which time a reception
waa given to the visitors by the church con
gregation. In the evening the address of
welcome was delivered by Mrs. Edith Had
ley, to which R v. Mr. Jones of IJncoln re
sponded. A letter of greeting from Mrs.
Witt of Ohio M read. Among other
things the writer r f rred to an increase
of 2.00 in the ineitihiTbhip of the associa
tion. A letter of greeting frrn Mrs. Min
nie Huwell Poohr of Canton. China, wua
also read. Bhe Inn K-en engaged In for
elen mission work for four years.
The convention will be In session for three with the two members, who have dons
days, and prostects for a lart'e atteislanct, their part ln freeing the state from cor
a number of delegates arriving on the even- : poration control,
ing tralra. !
I -rllBs Near Verdlsre.
Hoars Killed la Wreck. VERD1URE, Nb . April 13.-(Special. -
HCMliOLJyr, Neb.. April 13. --(Special.)- ' iJuI tne Ialit WM.k a aerl-n f accidents
The meeting was nonpolltlcal In charac
ter, as was attested hy the fifteen-minute
speech of Representative Fries In second
ing the motion to adopt the resolutions.
Mr. Fries being a democratic member.
In his speech he reviewed the work of the
session just closed, calling attention to
the more Important measures pas.od, and
said that Mr. White was on the rtxht
side of all the important quer-tlonn.
Further resolutions, commending the
work of Mr. Frl-s, who Is well known
here, living only five miles from Cairo,
over the county line, were pacped. after
which there was a general handshaking
met with a runaway and upon reaching the
farm yard the wagon box waa thrown
from the running gear, dashing the occu
pant violently against the oorner of the
chicken house. Two ribs were broken and
some bad bruises Inflicted, but no Internal
Injuries resulted. James Tikalsky, In at
tempting to ford Verdigris creek near lus
father's home drove into a bed of quick
sand and but for the prompt aid at hand
might have lost his team and his own life.
I'Hssenger train No. lt, east bound, run
ning several hours late, ran Into the rear
of a fniihl train just as the latter as
taking the ldiig at the 1'av.snn yards.
The freight train failed to dear ln time
and the way cur and several freight car
and narrow escapes
Frank SluM.er. bridge
Northwestern railroad, while pulling a Isdt
with a pinch bar slipped and fed from a
bridge north of here, landing on his side
on a pile of rocks ten feet bel w, fractur-
Kews of Xehrnsku.
HKATRICE Mayor Given has appointed
George Noll chief of police to succeed F.
H. Hurke, resigned.
BCHl'YIKR The musical and recital to
be given by Miss Neldnardt will be held In
the Vresbyterlan church Friday evening,
WAHOO The extreme cold weather the
last few days has destroyed h!1 the early
fruit. Water froie one Inch and a half
IM.A'rrSMOl'TH A large number of
teachers attended the teachers' reading
cl.cle In the oftice of County Superintendent
J. W. tiamhle Saturday.
MlLFORI The Hurilngton has closed
the dal for JI.Ojo worth of rigut-uf-way
through the town. Property owners le
tain ail of the Improvements.
NORTH I'LATTE Wednesday evening
occurred the marriage of Isaac Smith and
Miss Klanche Rose of Garfield. Neli. He v.
J. F. Selbert performed the ceremony.
NORTH PLATTE Thomas E. Jeffers
was elected chief of tne tire department
last evening. For some time past Mr.
Jeffers has been acting as secretary.
WAIIOO-Amiel Leius and Miss Nellie
Culllngs were united In marriage at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. ami Mrs.
J. E. CullitiES, in tlds city Friday evening.
BEATRICE Crawford Kennedy, t;ix man
for the Hurilngton road, was in the city
yesterday and spent the day at the county
clerks office looking over the tax sched
ules. GENEVA Next Thursday the Modern
Woodmen will Initiate a large class. A
number of visitors will be piesent. On
Filday the Ruyal Neighbors will Initiate
l'EKl' Prof. Caldwell, for many years
connected with the normal, has accepted
a position In Hrown's bus ncss college or
In wMi n lie will leacn writing.
lave i:iaen place. .,,.,.,, ,! i..,i,i,..,,i,,,
foreman of the, pKRl I'rof. Hurl received a tele
gram last night announ.il. x the lienth of
his mother at Mt. PleKtuai. la. The pro
fessor and his wif Immediately left for
the above mentioned place.
AI'Hl'RN County Superintendent George
P. Camiigion met with a serious accident
tills evening In a runaway. He lort con
trol of the team he was driving and was
Aot .top at Pawson and was Soin, , f U J whu. drtvln, tom8 f rom n ; m,, of the J
were badly smashed, one iost or nogs De- i lng nve rib, anJ otherwise beln badly
Ing killed and bruised. N.-ne of the crew j bruised up. He was taken to the Norfolk
was Injured The passenger train does , no,pilaj. on Thursday John Holan.
bruises and scratches. The vehicle was
UT1CA James Crowdcll, aged 87, died at
the home of M. Sullivan Tuesday of paraly
sis. He had been a resident of this com
munity for twenty-four year. The funeral
was held from the Catholic church.
TECI 'MS EH Honorable William Ernst.
mayor-elec of Tecumseh, has Inaugurated
a city cleaning proposition here. His plan
Is for the clticens to donate labor to put
the streets and alleys in proper condition.
BTEL.LA A band of sixteen members haa
been organized In Ktella with John F. Jen
kins as manager and Roy King of Shubert
as leader. The Instruments arrived Satur
day and the band had its first practice Sat
Hi'.A'l ittiE The Crabtree Forensic club
met last evening and elected these officers:
Walter Vasey, president; Honald Folsom,
vice president; Myron Connett, secretary;
Honald Warren, treasurer; Ernest Hahne,
NEBRASKA CITY Thursday night a
houso occupied by George Bennett was dis
covered to be on fire and a few neighbors
responded. George Ross rushed into the
room of Mrs. Bennett and carried her out
and then saved a three-days-old baby.
SCHl.'YLER Mayor Ralhsock Is author
ity for the statement that the much talked
of city hall for Schuyler will be erected
during tho coming summer. It is the In
tention to put u i a S:"ju building on the
city lots Just eat of the McCord house.
PEUI' That normal graduates are In de
nnnd is shown by the new positions they
are securing. Ml. Benson has been elected
superintendent at Nelson, Louis Knoll at
Blue Springs, W. O. Brooks, principal at
Plattsmouth, and Alltrt Gilbert at Fre
mont. COl. I'MBI'S Fire Insurance Inspector
Matthews of Omaha has been here the last
week preparatory to a ro-ratlug of the
buildings f Columbus. He gave It out that
everything is In such good condition here
that the probability Is the rates will be
NEBRASKA CITY The people of this
city are feeling quite happy over the fact
tli.it (i'lirnmr Sheldon aid not veto the
appropriation for the addition to the In
stitute for the blind, because the additional
room is bally needed. The amount given
Is only fT.'VO.
NORTH PLATTE About I.MU acres of
beets have been contracted for by the Un
cfpln County Beet Growers' association,
under three year contracts. A meeting of
the association will be held at Hershey to
morrow and efforts will be made to secure
a greater acreage.
W A IK Ar hie Tarpennlng, a real es
ta'e dealer of this city, and Miss Daisy
Ieder of Fremont were married In Fre
mont lust Wednesday evening hi the home
of the bride s aunt, Mrs. A. E. Evans. Rev.
Mr. Gretfg pastor of the Christian churoh,
performed the ceremony.
WAH( Word las been received from
Cleveland. Okl , that 8 H. Sombergr.
on oi the old-tuna populist warhorsea
of Saunders county, la candidate for dis
trict Judge on the democratic ticket ln his
district. Judge Bornherger was on the
bench In tills district one term.
ARLINGTON Prof. Frank McNown has
been re-elected principal of the high school.
Miss Blanche Wise was elected assistant
principal. The other teachers elected are
Misses Mabel Comstock, Kate Murray and
Gertrude Haw Res. The only vacancy to
be filled Is ln the grammar room.
SI! ELTON The Masonic order on Friday
evening gave a social banquet and ball.
Two hundred friends and members of the
order were In attendance. At least fifty
couples were In the grand march. Guests
were present from Kearney, Wood River,
Gibbon, Hastings and Grand Island.
WAHOo Wahon will have fewer saloons
this year and higher license. At a meeting
of the city council the first of the week the
sentiment seemed ln favor of raising the
license from 11. (mi to l,u00 and allowing
only four licenses Instead of six. It Is
likely the pool balls will be closed also.
ARLINGTON The Board of Education
has decided upon plans for the new school
building and will advertise for bids in a
few days. May 20 has been decided as
the day for awarding th contract. The
architect says the building should be
ready to turn over to the school board
by August 16.
BEATRICE The firemen's monument
committee met last night and selected Dr.
G. W. Crofts of Wast Point, Neb., to de
liver the address at tha dedication services
of tha monument to be held next month,
'i'lve committee, decided to oollect sub
scriptions so as to have the funds well
ln hand by May 1.
NEBRASKA CITY Every night this
week Ice has formed In tubs and buckets
containing water left out doors. As the
fruit trees were quite well advanced some
of our fruit growers are of the opinion
that the fruit buds have been killed. It
Is an assured fact that the yield of graphs
will be very light.
WAHOo Guy Green's Nebraska Indians
have hud exclusive possession of the Ath
letic Ball park the last two weeks In
this city getting In practice for their fjm
nier tour They will play their opening
game In Wahoo on Friday, April IS, and
then go to Fremont and east. The In
dians are fast ones and understand the
TECUMSEH Mount Horeb Coinmandery,
Knights Templar, have elected Eminent
commander, 1-1 H. Grist; geuer&llsulmo. Dr.
M. Stewart; captain general, C. G. Woods:
senior warden, J. A. McPhsrrln; Junior
warden, M. E. Cowan; excellent prelate,
8. P. Davidson; treasurer, Gtxrge War
ren, recorder, J. 8. Dew.
It I'M HOLDT The local lira company held
Its annual election and cboaa officers as
follows. V. Chattln. assistant cJ.lef, B.
Nlnger, treasuiei; Burton Wsbstsr, sec
retary; Frank Dorlaud, Lute Skalak, Ros
cix Anderson, trustees; Ernest ( lift. Will
Phllpot, J L Green, foramen of companies.
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