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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1913.
DIVIDE STATE IN SECTIONS
State Assessment Board Hopes to
UEBBASKA DAY AT STATE FAIR
Friday September n Bet Apart by Sec
jretary Mellor for Visit or Men
from Metropolis to the Bis
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
IONOOIN, Aug. X.-(8peclal.)-The Stats
Board of Equalization hold a short aes
Ion this morning and Instructed Secre
tary Seymour to divide the state Into
three sections and prepare a showing- on
live stock In each section that It might
be averaged up with .the Idea of giving
a more equitable assessment In each sec
tion. Secretary Seymour has divided the state
by making all of the territory east of n
lino running north to the north line of
the state between Nuckolls and Webster
as the eastern section, all the territory
between that line and a line running: to
the north line of the state from the weit
Una of Dundy county will be the central
section, while all west of that line will
be called the western section.
As soon as the additions are made the
board will hold another session and fix
The board refused to tax the Tenth
street viaduct crossing the Burlington,
Northwestern and Missouri Pacific tracks
In Lincoln, the railroads claiming that It
was public property.
Johaaon at State House.
T. M. Johnson, first assistant secretary
of the senate during the session of the
legislature last winter, was a caller at
the state house today. Mr. Johnson Uvea
at Chappel and reports everything boom
ing In all lines In that locality.
State Troops at Fair.
Secretary Mel lor of the State Board of
Agriculture made arrangements with Ad
jutant General Hall today for an assign
ment of troops to act as guards during
the state fair.
A detail of three men from each com
pany will bo made, who will be under
the command of a commissioned officer
selected by General Hall. Headquarters
will be on the grounds and the Lincoln
hospital corps will be camped within the
cncloaure to render assistance in case of
accident or illness to visitors.
Arrangements may bo made with the
Fremont signal corps to have their aero
plant sjuad on the grounds if the ma
chine now being prepared for the raaneu
veia proves to be a success.
Omnhn Day at Fair.
Friday, September 6, has been assigned
by Secretary Mellor of the Board of Agri
culture as Omaha and South Omaha day
at the state fair. The Douglas county
people are expected down on that day In
automobiles, trains and all other means
of locomotion, beaded by the Fort Crook
band. It is understood that some time
during the day tho metropolitan bunch
will parade the streets of the city in
their automobiles and give other evi
dences of their presence at the fair. Lin
coln will be mighty glad to recetvo them
and will turn the keys of tho city over
lor their toe.
Nebraska oHtel Men,
Are Obeying the Law
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN,, Aug. l.-(Speclal.)-Colonol
Philip Ackerman, the man who Inspects
hotels' and other places cf like business,
may not be entitled to wear shoulder
straps like General Philip Hall, but he
rustled around to much since he became
hotel commissioner that the commission
ers of other states have- heard about him
and are writing in to know what peculiar
line of dope he puts up which caused tho
hotel fellows to come across so easily
with their money without roaring
Commissioner Ackerman this morning
received letters from Wisconsin, Kansas
and Florida asking for Information as to
the methods used In carrying out the law
in Nebraska and for copies of the law.
Mr. Ackerman sent the required law and
information to the effect that tho people
of Nebraska, as a general thing, were
boo store and not knockers: that Ne
braska had a big grain crop, a large corn
crop and plenty of rain, consequently tho
hotels were all making money, the""dln
Ing room girls only had to work fifty
four hours a day and were good natured,
and everybody felt like obeying any old
law the legislature happened to pass.
Chickens in Tires
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Aug. 1. (Special.) William
Kentopp, special deputy game warden,
has discovered a new way in which hunt
ers of game hide the same to escape the
watchful eye of the deputies.
Yesterday while watching for vlolitors
of the law he discovered four men in an
auto coming into North Platte under cir
cumstances which led htm to suspect that
they had contraband goods In their pos
session. He stopped them and after a
vigilant search was able to discover noth
ing that looked like a prairie chicken.
He let them go, but after they had got
away about a hundred yards they turned
and laughed at him In derision. The)
deputy was made and made up his mind
(tint 4Vn nmv hllrirth WnllM tint fit Off
In a row moments another auto came .
along and was held up. While getting a
look Into the gas tank he happened to
spy the empty ure on one smo oi m
machine and, pulling them down, opened
them up and found three prairie chicken
and several doves hid within the tires.
The machine was chartered by a Grand
Island traveling man by the name of
Franch Grouch, who acknowledged the
corn, paid the fine of SJ each on the
chickens and 5 more in costs and was
allowed to go his way. As It was the
open season on doves there was no pen
alty on thoso In his possession.
Notes from Beatrice
and Gage County
BEATRICE, Neb., Aug. 1. (Spoclal.)
The Board of Education held a special
meeting last evening and discussed the
question of rebuilding the Harrington
school in West Beatrice, but no notion
was taken. Mies Beulah Rader, who has
won distinction In this section of the
state as an umpire, was elected principal
of the Harrington school.
Dr. Louis E. Penner and Mies Ada von
Steen were married at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. von
Steen yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
Bev. Herman Penner officiating.
The eighty-acre farm of Mary Go grins
adjacent to the town of Cortland was
sold yesterday at auction to Leonard
Grelser for HU per acre.
John Bruer of Blue Springs had both
his legs amputated at tho United Breth
ren hospital on account of blood poison
ing. Ho is in a critical condition and
little hopes are entertained for his re
covery. The Wilber ball team defeated Wymore
at tho Wilber street fair grounds by the
score of 2 to 1.
Judgment in the sum of $10.50 was
awarded J. A. Barnard, former bounty
treasurer yesterday by Judge Perobor
ton. The money Is in payment of tho
premium on his bond during his last term
of office, which was refused by the board
Widows' pensions under the new law
amounting to $15 each were allowed to
Mrs. Emma Brlnton of Beatrice and Mrs.
Emma Reese .of Wymore.
Sot yourself right regarding our great
Investigate tho strength of our claims of underselling liny
Clothing: Concern hereabouts, test tho honesty of our reductions nnd tho su
periority of our specially tailored suits. Wo don't enter tho ranks of boiipii
tlonsl Clothiers, but nro In a class of our own when values nro considered.
JiUME UJh QUALITY CLOTHES"
Formerly King-S wanton Co. itui cn tioward
VALUE FOR VALUE
$10 $12.50 $15
THESE SUITS HAVE NO EQUAL ONE
$18 $20 $25 S30-$35.$40 DOLLAR
6 s8 $11 m $14 $17 $21
Stock Reducing Sale of Trousers Now On
Every pair of wool TKOUBEItS In our Immense stock la affected by thoso sweeping reduc
tions. Noto tho unusual savings.
to Be Well Supplied
(From a Staff Corresponndet.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. Aug. 1. (Special.)
That the national guardsmen will not
want for the necessaries of life Is shown
by on order Issued by Colonel Falconer,
who will be in charge of the commissary
department during the maneuvers next
month. The order gives the number of
pounds of meat, bacon and other com
modules, and Is as follows:
Fresh beef, 8,450 pounds; bacon, 2,150
pounds; bread, 8,300 pounds; canned beef.
tOO No. 2 cans; baked beans, COO No. 1
cans; dried beans, 800 pounds; rice, COO
pounds; potatoes, 9.G00 pounds,; onions,.
2.C00 pounds; canned tomatoes, 1,000 cans;
prunes, SCO pounds; Jam, 3S5 cans; coffee.
00 pounds; sugar, 2.JO0 pounds; milk
(evaporated), 400 family cans; vinegar,
18 gallons; pickles, 23 gallons; salt, 400
pounds; pepper, 25 pounds.; lard, ISO
pounds: butter, 140 pounds; syrup, 100
gallons; soap, 400 pounds; candles, 200
pounds; matches, 2,000 boxes; ice, 6,400
No intoxicating liquors will be permitted
mltted during the maneuvers, and the
surgeon of each battalllon will test the
water before allowing it to be used by
SOME NEBRASKA FIRMS
EXEMPT FROM NEW LAW
olG.sg. tA..,e ,:e.. cmfwy cmfw ymw
(From a atair uorresponaencj
LINCOLN, Aug. 1. (Speclal.)-The
Shaffer company and the Consummers'
Syndicate of. Omaha have asked the at
torney general for a ruling on the blue
sky law. The proposition they ask the
ruling on is the clause which says, "When
no commission or other compensation of
any character whatsoever is to move In
the transaction and no publicity Is used
In accomplishing the sal."
The attorney general in his opinion
"These rules of construction lead me to
hold that the last clause of this law re
lating to commission, compensation and
publicity 'are Intended to modify the
clause immediately preceding It, and that
the sales of stock In Nebraska corpora
tions already in elstence, and in Ne
braska corporations hereafter created, but
which have been In elstence one year
or more at the time of such sale, and
Incorporations of other states, which
have been In existence five years or more
at the time of such sale, the majority of
whose stockholders and officers were at
the time of commencing business and
were at the time of the approval of this
law, citizens of this state, are not within
the purview of this act."
Interurban is Given
Right to Issue Bonds
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 1. (Special Tele.
gram.) Authority to issue 125,000 In
bonds and 575,000 in stock, equally divided
between common and preferred, will be
granted the Omaha & Lincoln Interurban
Hallway company by the railway com
mission as a .result of a conference held
today with the commission by II. E.
Chubbuck, of Peoria, 111., vice president
of the road, and Arthur English, former
receiver of the rood before it was bought
by William McKlnley of Illinois. The
value of the present Omaha-Italston line
Is placed at $184,248 in Its present condi
tion of depreciation, annd Its special val
uatlo at 8217,374 by tho railway commis
sion valuation department.
Nates from Nebraska City
NEBRASKA CITY, NK, August 1.
Burglars and safe blowors have been at
work in this city during the last wek.
They blew open the safe at O. E.
Berthold's flower house and secured It)
In cash. They visited the lumber yard of
L. F. Cornutt & Bon, but found the safe
open and nothing but the books therIn.
They met with the same success at the
Selzer bottling works.
M. Selzer has sold his battling works to
William Met and Frank B. Chapln, both
railway mall clerks running out of this
city. They secured a leave of absenc
and took charge of their new business
So far only two persons have applied
for pensions under the nw law in this
.county; one being Mrs. John Lewis, who
was shot by her husband about a year
ago, and then the husband killed himself.
She has a family of four children and
has only recently recovered from her
wounds. The othnr is a colored woman,
whose husband deserted her, leaving her
with four small children. The county
court has not set any definite amount
they shall receive each month for the
support of their children.
The Collins Oil company, a new and
Independent company, have opened an
office here and erected four large steel
tanks on the Burlington grounds.
Dtutnraa Chnnscea sit Tecnmaeh.
TECUMSEH, Neb., Aug. L (Special.)
A stock company Is being organized here
to take control of the milling plant of
the Tecumseh Milling company. Mr.
Mackle will continue as manager, The
incorporators will be J. W. Mackle, J. O.
Graf, 8. P. Davidson, George Townsend,
J. L. Jacka. Dr. M. Stewart, J. P. Kelly,
P. A. Brundage and S. W. Thurber.
E. W. Davis has sold his Inrests in
.the Nebraska Hog and Cattle Powder
company of thta city to J. O. Graf, presi
dent of tho Citizens National bank. 'Mr.
Davis, who lias been with the company
since Its organization a few months ago,
probably will re-engage in the same busi
ness at another point. '
Key to the Sltuatlon-Bee Advertising.
Madison Ilnya Sprinkler.
MADISON, Neb., Aug. t (Spedal.)-
The Madison Commercial club, assisted
by private donations, purchased and
turned over to the city council a sprinkler
oostlng 8350. The city council will employ
a man with a team for three months to
operate the sprinkler, float the streets
and attend to other necessary hauling,
Good nalus Near Shelby
SHELBY, Neb., Aug. t (Special.)
There was .70 of an Inch of rain fell last
night and .60 of an Inch Monday morning.
The corn is looking fine and farmers feci
assured of a good crop after theoe two
recent rains. Wheat averaged thirty
bushels per acre, although considerable
went much more than that. Many auto
mobiles are being soM to the farmers.
Clearance Sale of
Men's and Boys1
If you wivnt the greatest
shoe values hereabouts, eomo
direct to this store tomorrow
we'vo many special offer
ings in small lots of shoes
not listed below.
$1.50 Oxfords now $1.15
$1.75 Oxfords now $1.25
$2.00 Oxfords now $1.35
$2.25 Oxfords now $1.50
$2.50 Oxfords now $1.65
$3.00 Oxfords now $2.00
$3.50 Oxfords now $2.50
$4.00 Oxfords now .52.75
$5.00 Oxfords now $3.50
$1.50 Trousers now $1.15
$2.00 Trousers now $1.35
$2.50 Trousers now $1.65
$3.00 Trousers now $2.00
$3.50 Trousers now $2.50
$4.00 Trousers now $2.75
$4.50 Trousers now $3.00
$5.00 Trousers now $3.50
$0.00 Trousors now $4.00
It's clearance tlmo, so ff
Saturday, take your choice V a fill
ot any $1.50, $tJ.00, $2.50. w I ,
$3.00, $3.50 or $5.00 Straw
Hat for only
CLEARANCE SALE OF FURNISHINGS SATURDAY
Wonderful Values in Choice Seasonable Shirts
IUK IT F7J
Tho announcement that KINO-PECK Shirts can bo hnd at such liberal reduc
tions ought to pack our shirt section to Us fullest capacity. Won't you loin tho crowd
of stylo wise men?
$1.00 Shirts 6Sc '
Our entiro stock of
pyjamas go at tho fol
$1.00 Pnjainus 65o
$1.50 Pajamas.'.. .$1.05
$2.00 Pajamas... .$1.35
$2.50 Pajamas $1.85
$3.50 Pajamas $2.45
$1.50 Shirts $1.B
irts $1.8S $3.50 Shirt
Extra Special Value
Porus Knit, Balbriggan,
Nainsook athletic stylo
Union Suits, complete
range of sizes, all new
a icaucr oatur-
$2.00 Shirts $1.35
Supply your Neck
wear wants and save
50c Ties 25c
75o Tics 45c
$1.00 Ties 65c
$1.50 Tios 95o
$2.00 Ties $1.25
Keeps Eecord Clear
(Prom a Statt Corresponndet.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. Autr. 1. (Special.)
In order that there might bo no question
as to the standing of former employes
of the auditor's office who had been
working in the insurance department ana
have since been appointed to similar po
aitinnn under the new insurance board.
Auditor W. B. Howard this morning gave
Miss Peters and Miss Marks official no
tice that their appointments, formerly
made by him ns state auditor, would
cease on this date.
TREASURER GEORGE REPORTS
FUNDS IN GOOD CONDITION
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LTNCOLN. Neb., Aug-. 1. (Special.)
According to the report of State Treas
urer George for the month of July there
was on hand at the beginning of the
month CO0,475.6J In all the funds of the
otate. The receipts during the month
were 11,211,031.17, while the disbursements
were fl.033,683.44, leaving a balance on
hand of $780,913.36, an Increase over the
balance of the month before of 1184,497.73.
The cash on hand amounts to &40G.32
and cash on dVpoelt to 1778,537.01.
The trust funds are invested oa fol
Normal endowment 73.fiOO.00 19.1CS.7W.78
Bonds on lia-nd (9,004,271.90
on hand 7S,ra.u
Normal school war-
rants on hand Bi,r,i.7& y,un. m.to
Nw tn at Harvard.
HARVARD, Neb., Aug. L (Special.)
Mrs. Johanna C. Holmes, who has been
living with her daughter, Mrs. Peter
Nelson, in this city for many years, died
early yesterday morning at the home of
Mr. annd Mrs. Nelso.
Deceased would have been 90 years old
In September, and died at the most ad
vanerd age of any person ever living In
Most of the corn fields are past any
help to make even one-fourth a crop
and conditions are growing worse each
of Northern Pacific
NEW TOItlC. Aug. 1. William n.
Clough, first vice president and a member
of the executive committee, is to be
successor of Howard Klllott as head of
the Northern Pacific railway, according
to announcement In Walt street today.
Instead of being president, however,
he will become chairman of the board ot
directors, a new position soon to bt
Tho office of president will be flllod,
It was said by J. M. Hannaford, now
second vice president, whoso duties wlh
be' confined to the operation of the road.
George T. Blade, son-in-law of J, J. Hill,
and now third vice president, will be
come first vice president.
Mr. Clough, who is a lawyer and has
for many years acted as legal adviser ot
the Northern Pacific, will have chargt,
of the financial administration of tho
road, with offices In New York. J. P.
Morgan and George F. llaker, who wen
members of the committee of New Haven
directors, who formulated tho new od-
mlnlstratlve scheme for that road, are
also directors of the Northern Pacific.
He Eas the Mumps
WASHINGTON, Aug. l.-A republican
postmaster Is bad enough under a dem
ocratic administration, but a republican
postmaster with the mumps Is an af
fliction that good democrats cannot tol
erate without protest This evidently is
the conviction of certain residents of
Almond, N. Y., one of whom has written
to Benator O'Gorman, asking for tho Im
mediate removal of George P. Heliuer,
republican postmaster there.
The request for Postmaster Helmers
removal came several days ago and Ben
ator CGorman asked for a statement of
the reasons for the officeholder's dls
mlssat. He received reply today to the
effect that Helmer had the mumps and
was assorting and delivering moll with
his head tied up. The writer said the resi
dents of tho town feared the contagion
Tho senator is in a quandary. He is
sold to feel that a man with the mumps
Is In misery enough without having his
troubles added to through the loss ot is
COTTON CROP IS ABOUT
EIGHTY PER CENT OF NORMAL
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1. The condition
of the growing cotton crop of the United
Slates on July 25 was 79.6 per cent
of a normal crop, the United States De
partment of Agriculture reporting board
announced at noon today,
Conditions by states:
Virginia 81 Louisiana 79
North Carolina... 77 Texas 81
South Carolina.... 75 Arkansas 7
Georgia. 76 Tennessee 90
Florida 82 Missouri &S
Alnha.miL 79 Oklahoma 81
Mississippi 77 California 100
A Illoody Affair
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weak lungs, coughs and colds, with Dr.
King's New Discovery. COe and 11.00.
For sale by Beaton Drug Co.-Advcrtise-roent.
PAME BUILDING ON CASS
STREET IS ORDERED DOWN
Building Inspoctor Isltt has ordered the
abandonment ot a two-story frame build
Ing at 1003-10 Cats street and has threat
ened the Inmates with removal by police
force if they have not vacated within
forty-eight hours. The building is In a
state of dilapidation.
"The fact is the building -Is falling
down," said Isltt. "A grocer who has
his store on the ground floor has to saw
his way In each morning, the sagging
of the building binding the door so that
it will not open."
Tho agent for the building Is Meyer
Green, 1812 Burt street. J. McGlnnlns,
Charles Bunnell and Mrs. Hose Murphy
are tenants. Mrs. Murphy runs a room
In a letter to Green Isltt declares the
lives of the Inmates of the bulldlnx are
constantly endangered. As soon as the
place Is vacated he wll) have It torn
down. A brick wall In an adjacent build
ing is a foot out of plumb and will also
be ordered repaired or torn down.
U. S. SAVINGS CLOSES
at 6 O'CLOCK
TPjHE Savings Department of the United States
gig National Bank, of Omaha, at the corner of
Sixteenth and Farnam streets, will close at 6
o'clock Saturday afternoons during the month of
UNITED STATES NATIONAL BANK
M. T. Barlow A. D. Brandeia E. L. Burke S. S. Caldwell V. B. Oaldwelll
E. A. Duff Thos. A. Fry 0. W. Lyman Euclid Martin E. M. Morsman
A. L. Reed W. E. Rhodes B. P. Smith W. A. Smith
v G. W. Wattles 0. E. Yost
J, C. roiSHT, President.
Saturday at the United
We offer Men's All Wool Suits with an extra pair of Trousers to match Blue
Serges and Fancy Cassimeres, at TEN DOLLARS Values that are impossible
to equal anywhere.
FACTORY SAMPLES MEN'S CORDUROY TROUSERS, worth $3.00..' $1.00
GET YOURS TOMORROW
MERCHANTS HOTEL BUILDING.
Notes from Ynnkton.
YANKTON, 8. D., Aug. l.-(Speclal )-
C. Draughman, Ia and X, Blair nre under
arrest here, all Yankton men, charged
with robbing Gtorge Mortenson, a stranger
from Omuha, of $53.
August Kaldun of Delmont died In a
hospital ot a fractured spine, received in
an auto accident Sunday near Tripp. The
young man was 2 years of age. He was
a passenger In the car. Tho driver was
npHE BEE "For Sale, Miscellaneous" column is a
great, silent auctioneer of the newspaper world. You
have but to make known what you have for sale in
this column, and you will be surprised at the speed with
which some bargain-hunter will swoop down upon you.
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