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TIIK BKK: OMAHA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER -11)15.
Secretary Bernecker of Assessment
Board Gives Figures to Indicate
Condition in Nebraska.
HOW DIFFERENT VALUES VARY
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Oct. 27. (Special.) The In
equality of taxation, as brought out by
tha report of Secretary Bernecker of the
Ptate Board of Aaaenament Indicate that
the sooner the legislature of the state
provide! aome better method for assess
ing nrooertv th better It will be for the
Trends and Improvements are assessed
at $258,219,230, an average of $6.08 per acre.
While there la much land In the state
not adapted to agriculture, stilP assess
ment of land on an a vera (re of $6.06 per
acre la not a very good advertisement for
the state. On the Idea that it Is assessed
for one-fifth value this would only bring
ths land valuation on an average of $30.10
The highest valuation of any county Is
given to York, where the land la valued
on an average of $16.29 per acre. The low
eat la riven to Thomas, which Is as
sessed at only 63 cents per acre.
Not F.finnllr Divided.
There Is considerable variation In the
assessment of lots and Improvements
thereon. In many Instances It would
seem that the valuation of this property
Is not very fairly divided. The whole
valuation Is placed at $73,4SO,52l, an aver
age of only $129 to the lot. Douglas
county lots are placed at a valuation for
taxation of $376.45 per lot;- Lancaster
county lota at $193.08. Dodge at $'H.73;
Gage at $42.80, Hall at $!6o.8fl, I'latte at
$144.63. York at $146.05, Adams at $110.21.
IyOts and Improvements In Adams county,
which has Hastings within Its borders,
are assessed at an average of- $110.21,
while In Boone county, where the largest
town Is only about 1,500. lots and im-
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provemenis mereon are rsecbk-u hi j
more than the Adams county lots. In ;
Cass county lota are assessed but $06.78,
while In Cuming county they are place at !
$119.90. In Garfield county, where there
are no towns having a populatlo nof as
high as 1,000 people, lots and Improve
ments are placed at $126.20. while In Gage
county, one of the best Improved counties ;
In the state, lota and improvements are
Horse "Values Vary.
There are 903,965 horses in Nebraska,
valued at $12,740,876, an average of $14.10
per h',.-se, or a real valuation of $70.60 for
each animal on an average. However, the
value appearsto be considerably different
In each county, horses In Burt county
being- valued the highest for taxation,
$19.63, while In Thomas county they are
val.ed at but $7.44 each. In somo of the
counties where the raising of high-bred
horses Is indulged in the average does
not appear to be very much higher than
In counties where there is not much at
tention paid to the business.
There are 106,381 mules in the state,
which are assessed at $1,899,176, an aver
age valuation for taxation purposes of
$17.42 per animal. The highest assessment
Is in Burt county, where the long-eared
animals are averaged at $24.23 each, while
the lowest average la in Hooker county,
where the valuation la given at 8.
There are 2.811.480 cattle in the state,
valued for taxation at $14,184,306, or $6.14
per head. This probably Includes all ages.
The average valuation Is the highest in
Burt county, $9.06, while the lowest Is In
Grant county, $4.6,
The assessment of automobiles Is In
teresting, in that it shows that the aver
age assessment on each machine la but
$73, or on the one-ilfth method, aotual
valuation of but $366. The highest priced
automobiles are to be found in Knox
county, where they are assessed at $136
each. The lowest assessment is found in
& llr.lt Jtmintv IvhftM thA nVfTAUA aHffePAS-
ment is ?40. One county, Grant, reported
ro automobiles for assessment. The total
nuint er given in for assessment in the
state is 44,261, although numbers Issued by
I he secretary of state at thetlme of the
assessment ran up aboit 60,000. The
machines are given a total valuation of
Douglas county automobiles are as
sessed at $82 each, Lancaster at $102,
Docga at $78, Gage at Hall at $73 and
Nuckolls at $111.
Two Auto Upsets
LOUISVILLE. Neb., Oct. 27. (Special
Telegram.) Automobiles driven by Wal
ter Tblmgam and Arnold Schelfert col
lided, head-on three miles south of here
early last night and Thimgam and An
drew Stohlman. who was riding with
him, were badly bruised and cut by fly
ing glass. According to witnesses Thim
gam was driving without lights and
Schelfert had only one light burning,
Thlnigam says he thought he was ap
proaching a man carrying a lantern. Each
car was traveling at more than thirty
miles an hour and the cars were so
firmly locked together that it required
"teams to pull them apart. The occupants
of the Schelfert car were only slightly
louls Boremelcr, who was driving to
Murdock lust night, collided with a horse
and buggy arid his car turned over three
times. None of the three occupants of the
car was seriously Injured. The horse ran
awi-y and has not been found. The occu
pants of the buggy were unhurt.
Two Wrddlnia at IMattamouth.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb., Oct. 27. (Spe
cial.) John J. Cloidt of the Burlington
shops and Miss ittme Vorndran, both of
this city, were married at St. John's
Catholic church at an early hour this
morning and departed for an extended
wedding trip this evening.
A couple giving their home as Kansas
City, Mo., and the names of Thomas M.
Daniels mid Misa Ui-orgia H. Hoyt
dropped off the 1:15 Burlington train
fri!i ( ma' a and sought the county
Judge's office, where they secured a
license and had the affable Judge Beeson
tk- he knot, when ttiey departed,
catching another train in about a half
I.utttton llurae Una Rabies.
LUSHTON. Neb.. Oct. V. (Special.)
An unusual case of rabies developed n a
horse belonging to 19 Snyder, who lives
one mite north of this village. The symp
tom were the same as hydrophobia In a
dog. The animal was a mare five years
old and was shot toon after the disease
Use Tbe Iks's ''Swapper" column.
FAKE INSPECTOR IN OMAHA
State Food Commissioner Has No
Man Named Scott Working in
CONSCIENCE MONEY RECEIVED
From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Oct. 27. (Special.) State
Food Commissioner C. K. Harman has
lecelved a complaint from the Taxton ho
tel at Omaha that a man named Scott
bad stopped at that place for some time
representing himself to be an Inspector
of the pure food ""tment and had left J
forgetting to pay his 1.111.
Commissioner Harman says that he has
not ror ha, had at any time an Inspector
Inspector carries with blm a card of
Identification and authority showing that
ho has the authority to represent the de
partment and has so notified the Pax ton.
Some time ago Inspector McKlsslck of
the weights and measures department of i
the state Inspected some scales at John
son used for the weighing of stock and
found them so badly out of repair that
he condemned them and put the con
demnation seal and lock upon them. He
later discovered that the man operating
the scales had broken the seal soon after
he had left and had continued to use
them In his business.
Complaint was brought against Rd J. i
Boslon, the man who operated the scales, j stttutton and the results had been very
and he was fined $5 and costs. Inasmuch , benflclal. One great help In handling the
as it cost the state about $25 to prosecute, men had resulted from gaining their con
Commissioner Harman is not exactly sat- fldence. Good treatment and good food
lsfied with the verdict and believes that
in so flagrant a violation of the law a
larger sum Bhould have been assessed.
More ( o'.acirnrp Moar)',.
Stato Treasurer Hall refclved this
morning from Lexington a letter enclos
ing four $1 bills with the following ex
planation: "Please enter this In the
state funds. Conscience money." No
name was signed to the letter, which was
written on tho letter head of a hardware
mcrrhunt at thit place. The money will
be placed In the general fund, which at
the present time appears to considerably
of a conscience fund with certain stato
officials and heads of departments.
though Instead of donating, tho effort
appears to be one of relieving the state I
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of its general fund deposit
in dancing "Old Dan Tucker,
noming of hands during the evolutions i
is not compulsory at the state inn'ntir-
asylums, according to Commissioner
Howard Kennedy, who has had some ex-
Derienea In Hnnnino- nrA .h i
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gated the rumor that the superintendent
of the Norfolk asylum had held the hand!
or one of the nurses too strongly. There
is considerable controversy over the mat
ter, the superintendent disputing that he
held on too harshly, and the nurse In
sisting that he did. After a personal In
vestigation Mr. Kennedy has decided that
it Is all right to hold hands while dancing
tne tango and like affairs, but In "Old
Dan Tucker" It is not necessarv. nl
should be governed by ground rules
agreed on by the umpires before the
GRAND ISLAND PIONEERS
MARRIED FIFTY YEARS
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.. Oct 27 ( Spe
cial. )-Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hagge.
pioneer residents, yesterday celebrated
their golden wedding In the circle of
their family, there being no general cele
bration on account of the infirmities of
Mr. Hagge. who is ono year above the
four-score, totally deaf and almost blind.
Mr. Hagge was one of the original col
onists who came to this section of Ne
braska In 1SS7 and located Grand Island,
at a time when there were only a few
log huta at Columbus and the habitation
of no white man this side of the Loup's
entrance to the Platte. Mr. and Mrs.
Hagge were blessed with eight children,
one or whom died and the seven living
were all here to observe the event at the
fine farm home Just south of the city.
BEATS BOARD, BUT WITH '
MONEY SEWED IN CLOTHES
GRAND SLAND. Neb., Oct. 27. (Siia.
clal.) A man giving the name of C.
Drake, but who has also traveled under
aliases of Walker. Frank, Dunlap, Reed,
Bauera, Green and, possibly, others, has
been sentenced to twenty days In the
county Jail for beating a board bill from
the Palmer house of this , city. He was
brought here from Central City, where ho
was fined $100 and costs for defrauding
Charges are also pending here of a sim
While a good deal of money was taken
from him when ho was put Into custody
at Central City, later and closer search
revealed that he had $239 more In cur
rency sewed In his clothing and otherwise
concealed about his person, as also $100
Flore Throat and Chest.
Quickly relieved by Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey.
It eases the throat, soothes
the lungs, loosens phlegm. Only 2Gc. All
Iwa C'noiil Married at Kalis City
FALLS CITY. Neb., Oct 27. (Special.)
Miss Ruth Enfield and George Monroe
Ferris of Valllsca, la., motored to this
city on Monday and were united In mar
riage by County Judge Wlltse at the
court house. The couple made the seventy-five
miles to this city by automobile,
accompanied by Mrs. H. R. Huey and
Harold Peters. The groom gave his age
as 21 and the bride 18.
Boils and Pimples Dangerous
S. S. S. Your Remedy
Standard For Fifty Years j
Modern science baa proven that bolls and carbuncles, pimples and un
sightly skin blotches, are the danger signals ot dlaeased blood. Scaly skin
and Itching of Ecteroa, Scrofula, rashes all skin diseases are aggravated by ;
bad blood It's the Infected blood that's dangerous. Don't wait for the
bolls. If you have pimples and blotches, take Instant action. Pimples tell
you that the blood Is filled with Impurities. You must wash Out your
blood, strengthen and stimulate It to healthy action with Nature own blood
tonic, S. B. H. It Is the standard blood purifier of the world. Don't use any !
drugs, don't use ointments and salves. 8. H. S. reaches the blood, drives j
out tbe Impurities. It makes healthy perspiration tbe poison is literally i
sweated out through the akin. Bolls, blotches, Eczema and the Scrofula In-
dlrations disappear. It does what salves and lotions can never do It goes I
to the very root of the trouble by reaching the blood. Your skin become ;
clear and you soon feel the vigor of the return of perfect health. 8. 8, H. Is
purely vegetable. You can get It at any druggist's, but you must take 8. S.
8. Let us tell you about blood diseases. Write for book of facts, "What
the Mirror Tells." If yours Is a long standing case, write for expert advice
to S. H. U. Co., Atlanta, Oa.
WARDEN TELLS OF
Believes Results in Nebraska War
rant Risks Run in Letting
Men Have Freedom.
PAPER READ AT CONFERENCE
i tvrT w n. r ,ii t,
LINCOLN. Oct. J7.-(Speclal.)-The con-
ferenre of heads of state Institutions at
,he off0ft of the gute Boar, of nlrol ,
t0(1lly WM wcI1 .ttended. all heads of '
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forms and Honor System at the Nebraska
The warden gave a ahort history of the
beginning of the present system and Its
progress to tho present time, tho first
move in to eradicate the dope traffic,
one of the greatest curses the Institution
had had to contend with In past years.
That the cutting out of the habit has
been successful he showed by saying that
where formerly reports of bad conduct
were made five to ten times a day, now
about twice a month would cover those
The antl-swearlng society among the.
guards and employes, he said, had added
much to the better atmosphere of the In-
had assisted greatly In bringing about a
better feeling between prisoners and those
placed over them.
In closing, he spoke of the honor sys
tem used In the employment of the men
on the roads and outside of the walls of
the prison. He said:
There Is no doulit that the road build
ing, now In progress, will prove an en
in fcuccess. litis will eniiuie our next
iiegiHiHiure to cope with this problem to
a greater extent. They can devise ways
ana means of netting material for per
manent road building al a lower cost
to the stale, ami use this labor In this
way Instead of giving It away at an
expense to the stale.. The fiity men em
ployed at this work are under the su
pervision of ono unarmed guard. They
are strictly on their honor in this camp.
vt e figure the coat or feeding ana nous-
ins t,10He "' t about 56 cents per day.
Tho men are paid il.M per day, i0 cents
of which Is credited to each man, the
Institution received 11 per day and wo
board and house them. I have only
the boys at caniD for their uood work and
strict adherence to the rules and regu
During the last two years we have
worked a number of our boys at raising
vegetables, araln and stock. This year,
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unoer trie nunur syniem uy uirir ihimjib,
they have raised over 6.O00 bushels of
potatoes, 1,00 bushels of onions, W
uusneis or taoie Dee is, n,w uusneis 01
com and quite a large amount of onts
and wheat, also all the cabbage and other
small vegetblea that we have used at
We have also raised 600 head of hogs
this year, besides a great many chickens.
This work has all been done by honor
men and will make a great saving In the
malntalnence of the institution.
I have sent many of our men on their
honor to help farmers in haying and har
vesting and other work and 1 rejoice to
say that In the last thre years I have
not had an honor man leave the prison
warm. We have permitted a number of
our bovs to visit a sick or dying rela
tive, some of them going outside of the
state, not one has betrayed the trust
True, we have met with a few dis
appointments, but they are so few com
paced with the many who have made
good that I am still a strong advocate
of the honor system. In many states the
advocates of the honor system have been
handicapped by the severe criticism of
the press, but In this state the press
has been very considerable, while we have
been trying out our new system of hand
ling tne unfortunate,
Nrm Notes from York.
TORK. Neb., Oct. 27. (Speclal )-Tork's
base ball park is to be dismantled and
all paraphernalia sold on November 16.
The association had a disastrous year and
the season closed with a little deficiency.
E. P. Curran, who has been editor of
the Dally News-Times for the last four
years, has severed his relation with that
paper and purchased an interest in the
Dally News at Columbus and has already
taken the editorial management.
The case of the State against McClure
has been settled. McClure paid the colsts,
amounting to $S1.29, which IncliMed John
son's doctor bill. McClure was placed
under $500 bond to keep the peace. The
case was an outcome t a quarrel be
tween McClure and Johnson both of
whom live at Benedict Mr. Johnson was
45 years old, while McClure was only 19,
and he was charged with making an un
warranted assault upon McClure.
Ernest Mohr of Exeter and Miss Flor
ence' Weagant of Cambridge were mar
ried Tuesday at the Congregational par
sonage by Rev. R. S. Lindsay.
You Can't Brush or
Wash Out Dandruff
The only sure way to get rid of dand
ruff is to dissolve it then you destroy it
entirely.' To do this, get about four
ounces of ordinary liquid arvon; apply
It at night when retiring; use enough to
moisten the sca'p sr.d rub it In gentry
with the finger tips.
Dn this tonight, and by morning, most
if not all, of your dandruff will be gon
and three or four more applications will
completely dissolve and entirely destroy
every single slga and trace of It, no
mutter how much dandruff you may
You will find, too, thac all Itching and
digging of the scalp will slop at onci,
and your hair will e fluffy, lustrous,
glossy, silky and soft, and look and feel
a hundred times better.
You can get liquid arvon at any drug
store. It is Inexpensive and never falls
to do the work. Advertisement.
MOREHEAD DOES NOT SIGN
Executive of Nebraska Drclines to
Sign Suffrage Petition Pre
WOMEN CONSIDERABLY MIFFED
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
L'NCOLN. Oct. 27. (Special The del
rgntlon of suffraststs composed of Sarah
Field, Oregon; Frances Joltsse of San
I Francisco anil Mabel Vernon, who are
treking across the country In automobiles
rBm ln(f a to CiWKnKtl klll,
.u-. .... .i,.. ,- u. nrviKti si iMiianrA
,mllot wcr, ot ,lc,,fu, tm,y
In getting the name of Governor More-
head on their petition,
"As the representative of the people of
Nebraska, who have Just recently decided
against woman suffraue at the polls, it
would not bo within m yorueiai rigm to
alf:n the petition," was the answer to the
appeal made by the women who Katlieied
In the office of the executive backed by
about forty Uncoln suffragists.
He told them ns the representative of
tho people ho had no rluht to ask con
gress to pnsa any measure which tho
voters of the state had an Id they did not
want. He told them that It might be that
their cause would win, but with the In
structions received direct from the voters
of the state, who were all governors, he
could not do as they desired him to do.
The women were evidently considerably
disappointed and Immediately shook tho
dust of the executive office from their
shoes and hied back to toWn as quickly
GIRL IS DEAD IN WYOMING
rLATTSMOV'TH. Neb., Oct. 27. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. John Rotter of Powell, Wyo
formerly of this city, who has been sick
with typhoid fever, passed away at her
homo last evening, he was united In
marriage at Council Bluffs In 1H12, tho
newly wedded pair going to Powell, where
they have made their home since. Her
mother-in-law, Mrs. John Hotter, and
sister, Mrs. J. D. Wampler, went to Wyo
mlnd to attend the funeral, which will
occur upon their arrival. Mrs. Rotter
was 22 years of age and leaves, besides
her husband, two small children.
Use The Bee's "Swapper" column.
Anto t'le Neur orth Henri.
FREMONT. Neb., Oct. 27. (Special.)
Two automobile accidents occurred In the
vicinity of North Bond, neither of them
resulting fatally. An automobile belong
ing to William Mlddaugh turned over In
the ditch between Ames and North Bend,
throwing Mrs. James Klmmel and two
sons heavily to the ground. Mrs. Klm
mel was slightly bruised, but her Injuries
are not serious. Whllo returning from
Lincoln the automobile driven by Harry
Guasck, cashier of the North Bend bank,
and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. George De
Wolfe, J. II. Jones and James Sloss, ran
off the dyke across tbe riven and turned
over. (The occupants were thrown out
but escaped unhurt.
Rub Pains From
Sore, Lame Back
Hub Backache away with small
trial bottle of old
" St.' Jacobs 0U.M
Pack hurt you? Can't straighten up
without feeling sudden pains, sharp
aches and twinges? Now lLstenl Thul't
lumbago, sciatica, or may be from a
strain, and you'll get relief the moment
you rub jour back with soothing, pene
trating "St. Jacobs Oil." Nothing elsd
takes out soreness, lameness and stiff
ness so quickly. You simply rub It un
your back and out comes the pain. : U Is
harmless and doesn't burn the skin.
Limber upl Don't suffer! Quit com
plaining. Get a small trial bottle of old,
honeat "St. Jacobs Oil" from any druu
store, and after using It Just once, you'll
forget that you ever had backache, lum
bago or sciatica because your l ack will
never hurt or cause any more misery. It
never disappoints and has been recom
mended for 60 years. Advertisement.
For All Pain
Ths efficiency of any drug" says Dr. O. P.
Robblns, "Is known to us by tbe results we
Obtain from lis use. ii w are amo mi ouu
trol ualn and disease b means of any pre
paratlon, we certainly are warranted In Its
use. One of tbe principal symptoms of ail
diseases Is pain, ami this Is what lbs patient
most olteo applies to ui ior, i. e. eomeiuing
to relieve his pain. If we can arrest this
firomptly, tbe patient Is most liable to trust
n us for tbe other remedies which will effect
a permanent cure. One remedy which 1
have used largely In my practice is Antl
kainuia Tablets. Many and varied are lliel
uses. I have put them to the test on many
occasions, and have never beea disappoint
ed. I found them especially valuable lot
headaches of malarial origin, where quinine
was being taken. They sppear to prevent
tbe bad after-effects ot the quinine, Aiitl
kamnla Tablets are also excellent for the
headaches from Improper digestion; also
lor headaches of a neuralglo origin, and es
pecially lor women subject to pains at certain
times. Two Anll-kaiunla Tablets give
prompt relief, and In a short time the patient
sable to go about as usual." 'J'bese tablets
may be obtained stall druggists. Ask for
a-K Tablets. They are also unexcelled lor
beadacbes, neuralgia and all pains.
Unsurpa s s e d for
renewing tho nat
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"Why grow old ? Why become wrinkled and gray ?
We are preventing old age, wrinkles and all signs ot
fleeting youthful charms. We remove old age as
well and make the centenarian as spry as the boy.
Granny can outdo grand-daughter."
So announces the Wallingford Old Age Sanita
rium, subject of this week's motion picture gasp.
You have figured that Wallingford brought out
outrageously impossible schemes which were prob
able in his mouth and his way of putting it This
week's motion picture episode is the crowning
achievement of audacity in
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You must not miss -this episode in your favorite motion picture theatre.
Not only is it entertainment for you full of laughs and thrills,' but it
gives you something to talk about for months to come.
A PURE WHITE MINERAL OIL
THE final test of a remedy is
does it do away with the trouble
for which it is taken?
By that test, the various laxatives and
cathartics stand condemned. They do
not remove the condition they are
supposed to cure. In fact, the longer
they are used, the more they are needed.
Laxatives and cathartics are dangerously
By the same test, the mineral oil treat
ment, used in conjunction with a re
turn to rational habits of eating and
exercise, reveals itself as the one logical
remedy for constipation.
Nuiol is odorless and tasteless, abso
lutely neutral, and is not digested or
absorbed into the system. It acts
merely as a mechanical lubricant.
Nujol is not a drug. Its use will not
rive quick, temporary relief. But
Nujol is a genuine remedy in that it
relieves constioation in the most natural
way by lubricating the lining of the
intestines, softening the intestinal con
tents, and thus promoting healthy and
normal bowel activity.
Write for 'The Rational Treatment of
Constipation," an informative treatise
on constipation. If you cannot get
Nujol from your druggist, we will
send you a pint bottle prepaid to any
point in the United States on receipt of
75c money order or 6tamps. .
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AOVCHTVfiCS OP fT
MaxFIqtw. as Placxjz tw
The pictures by Pathe
are splendid in them
selves But you can add
100 to the charm by
reading Geo. Randolph
Chester's own story of
it in the
Chas Goddard. author of
"Elaine" The Goddess" is dramatic-
author with Mr. Chester
in this new series. The stories
put into pictures by the Whar
ton Bros, with a cast Including
Burr Mcintosh. Max Figman
ana Lolita Robertson have no
, equal in the field today. Ex
' hibitors obtain their picture
through the local
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