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THE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY, JULY 24, 1916.
STATE HOUSE IS
Report of Assistant State En
gineer Says Building Is Now
in Dangerous Condition.
SURVEY OF EAST WING
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, July 23. (Special.) "Lon
don bridge is falling down," and so
is the Nebraska state house, accord
ing to a report filed by Assistant En
gineer W. D. J. Steckleberg, who
during the past few days has been
making an extensive survey of the
east wing of the state house on orders
of the state boardi in order to ascer
tain if the wing was settling.
Mr. Steckleberg discovered in his
survey made that the old building is
ti!l settling, having gone down three
quarters of an inch since the last re
port was made, making a total of
seven and three-quarter inche's that
the southeast corner has gone down
ince it was built. The south wall
at the corner bulges out seven and
one-half inches and the east wall at
the same corner leans out one and
The statement of Mr. Steckleberg
gives some ancient history in con
nection with the building. The re
port declares the building is in a
dangerous condition and that it is be
coming more so with the passing of
Rural School Report
Of Phelps County
Holdrege, Neb., July 23. (Special.)
In the annaul school report sent
yesterday to Lincoln by County Su
perintendent Neff, comprising figures
from all three of the Phelps county
schools, total receipts in the district
for the year amount to $90,731.84, an
increase over last year of $8,502.92.
Expenditures were $79,692.48, an in
crease over the previous year of over
$8,000. The balance, on hand at the
present time is $11,039.36. The 1916
school census lists 1,374 boy and 1,316
girls, which practically the same num
ber found the year previous. Aver
ageattendance in 1916 was 1,561; 1915,
1686. There were 169 graduates in
1915 and 195 in 1916. Average sal
tries pand to men reached $85 this
year as against $92.50 the previous
year. Women's salaries, however
have increased from $50.70 in 1915, to
$51.50 in 1916. The state apportion
ment this year amounts to $7,053.35,
an increase over the previous year of
Coffey Excepts to
School Board Stand
(From a Stan Correspondent.)
Lincoln, July 23. (Special.) State
Labor Commissioner F. M. Coffey
takes exceptions to the stand taken
by the Lincoln School board that it
does not come under the workman's
compensation law, and therefore can
not be held.
Mr. Coffey holds that a school dis
trict is a corporation the same as any
other organization. It charges tui
tion and hires men and women to,
work for it, therefore is just as much
a corporation as a railroad or mercan
tile store, and thus can be held for
injuries sustained by anyone in its
Dunbar Boosters Make
Visit to Nebraska City
Dunbar, Neb., July 23. (Special.)
Fifty-eight automobiles containing
300 Dunbar boosters swooped down
on Nebraska City Mast evening, to
advertise the Dunbar chautauqua,
which will be held at Dunbar August
2-6. Dr. S. P. Cresap, president of
the Nebraska City Business Men's
association, and Miss Vaughan, sec
retary, turned the keys of the city
over to the Dunbar crowd. Colonel
J Hyde Sweet of the Nebraska
City Press, and Charlie Hubner of
the Nebraska City News, also took
the Dunbar aggregation in charge
and made them feel the fine old hospi
tality of Nebraska City.The Dunbar
band, under M. H. Hobbs, filled the
air with music for an hour. Dunbar
also had its "German band" along,
which made a hit with the big crowds.
Nebraska City day at the Dunbar
chautauqua is Thursday, August 3,
and a crowd of 500 from Nebraska
City is expected on this day.
Burchard Will Vote on
Light Bond Proposition
Pawnee City, Neb., July 23. (Spe
cial.) The village board of Burchard,
eleven miles west of this city, has
called a special election for August 12
for the purpose of voting on a $4,000
bond issue to pfovide the village with
electric lights. If the proposition
carries a transmission line will be
built to connect with the transmis
sion line which carries power from
the plant in this city to Summerfield,
Kan., and Burchard will pay Summer
field 7i cents per kilowat for the
New Pastor at Holdrege.
Holdrege, Neb., July 23. (Special.)
Rev O. E. Sexsmith, a well-known
lecturer and minister of Washington,
D. C, has been elected pastor of the
local Presbyterian church. The pul
pit has been vacant since the resigna
tion of the former pastor, Rev. Craig
Whitsell, who accepted a call in Iowa
last May. Rev. Sexsmith will arrive
in Holdrege with his family, the mid
dle of August.
Colfax School Figures.
Leigh, Neb., July 23. (Special.)
The annual report of County Super
intendent F. J. Vbgltance shows Col
fax county has sixty school districts,
with a total of 4,266 school pupils.
There are 109 teachers, whose average
wage is, for men, $77.64; women,
- Bow! Complaint in India.
- In a leettir at on of th Dm Molns,
low. ehurchM a missionary from India told
f loins; into th interior of India, wher he
was taken sick, that ha had a bottle of
Chamberlain'a Colle, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy with him and believed that It saved
his lit. This remedy la used successfully hi
India both as a. preventiv and cure for
cholera. Yon may know from this that it
can be depended upon for the milder forms
of bowel complaint that occur in this coun
try. ' Obtainable everywhere.
SEE THAW CASE paral
lelled in Boston tragedy, ex
cept girl is dead.
R WJWRTD t. HARSVS-
Grave doubt as to the alleged sui
cide of Dr. Celia Paine Adams, whose
death was -quickly followed by the
shooting of Dr. Wilfred W. Harris
by the girl's sweetheart, Dr. Elbridge
D. Atwood, has developed in Boston.
Medical Examiner McGrath reported
that no poison was found in the young
woman's apartment and that he has
not been able to ascertain when,
where or under what circumstances
the poison was administered. Crim
inalists and others professed to see a
parallel in the Thaw-Stanford White
Rev. Earl E. Bowen of Omaha
Will Make Address to Class
Next Friday Morning.
FORTY-TWO TO GRADUATE
University Place, Neb., July 23.
(Special.) The annual summer com
mencement of Nebraska Wesleyan
university will be held at the First
Methodist church here next Friday
morning at ip o'clock. The address
to the class will be by Rev. Earl E.
Bowen, pastor of Pearl Memorial
Methodist church, Omaha. His sub
ject will be "The Supreme Choice."
The following will receive the de
grees and certificates as designated:
Bachelor of. Arta Jamei T. Anderson,
Neva Mae Russell, Almlna Mar Umphrey,
Nellie Cordellia Wright.
Bachelor of Science Edna Ruth Main.
University State Certificate Beis Bedell.
John W. Furrow, William Walter Leh, Edna
Ruth Main, Bess Gilbert Swett, Almlna. May
Umphrey, Nellie Cordelia Wright.
First Grade State Certificate John M.
Alkman. Mildred Clark, Bryan Franklin Cole,
Ruth Dill, August Edllng. Mabel Wake Fore
man, Opal Amelia Harrell, Edna Harrell.
Sltjil Leader, Fern Peden, Uarda Fern
Smith, Lenore C. Umphrey, Rosalie Williams.
Second Grade State CertiflcateVeva
Beren. Lena A. Crom, Edna Egly, Milda
Alice Elf eld t, Hattie Elliott, Jennie Llnd,
Ethel Doris Linton, Rose J. Man, Florence
Sorter, Ruth Throop.
Graduates of Academy Edna Egley, Elle
Bgly, Evelyn Stella Towmend.
Graduates School of Expression and Ora
toryMabel Knox, Harvey Smith.
To Clean House
Niobrara, Neb., July 23. (Special.)
There has been a great deal of
drunkenness among Indians and cer
tain classes of white men, who fre
quent Niobrara, and conditions have
become almost intolerable. The vil
lage council at its last meeting passed
a resolution directing the marshal to
enforce the laws against bootlegging
vigoursly and to warn all Indians
on the first sign of intoxication to
leave town immediately, and in case
they should fail to leave within thirty
minutes to lock them up at once and
hold them until the necessary war
rant or complaint can be filed.
The marshal was also instructed
to prepare a list of all persons to
whom the sale of liquor is illegal
and -post the same promptly in each
saloon and to use due dilligence to
see that the law limiting the sale of
liquor is, not violated.
The city attorney was also in
structed to prepare a vagrancy ordi
nance and to present the same to the
council at its next meeting.
Holdrege, Neb., July 23. (Special.)
The democrats of the county held
their annual convention and rally at
the court house yesterday afternoon.
Delegates to the state convention, to
be held at Hastings, July 25, were
selected as follows: ,
John P. Johnson. Punk; A. J Landatrom,
Bertrand; E. A. Both. Holdrege; Enill
Young, Loomls; C. A. Skoog. Prarle town
ship; O. Fred Halgren. Funk; Ous New
etrom, Williamsburg township; Adoiph Held,
Holdrege; Lester Hodges, Atlanta; Emll
Lund, Lake townehlp. O. R. Phelps was
elected as permanent chairman and 8. O.
Reah as secretary.
Resolutions were adopted in which
the convention expressed its praise
and confidence in the work of the
Wilson administration, Senator Hitch
cock, the present governor, Keith
Neville and other democratic aspir
ants. A. P. Sprague was endorsed as
secretary of the State Central com
mittee. Funeral of Auto
Macedonia, la., July 123. Mrs. A.
P. Brisbee, wife of a well-to-do farm
er residing near this town, who died
in an Omaha hospital Friday follow
ing an operation, will be buried from
the family home Monday.
Mrs. Brisbee was injured in an au
tomobile accident on the Pioneer trail
between here and Council Bluffs
about two months ago. Upon the
advice of a specialist she was taken
to the hospital in Omaha last week
to undergo an operation, but blood
poisoning set in and she died after
She is survived" by her husband
and ten children. -
Tuesday Bay When They Will
Assemble in Lincoln to Act
on Various Matters.
DRY PLANK LIKELY UP
From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. July 23. (Special.) The
coming Suesday is convention day
by law, when alt political parties of
Nebraska meet to select new state
committees and issue their platform.
Ihe republicans and progressives
are to assemble in Lincoln. The
democrats in Hasstings.
Adoption or rejection of a plank en
dorsing prohibition will probably
come up in the conventions of the
old parties and be the cause of much
eloquence. As the proposition is one
on which the people will vote this
fall and all admit the intent of the
referendum law is for all matters re
ferred to the people to be voted upon
on their own merits, it appears to be
the general opinion that the two con
ventions should pass up any endorse
ment and let the proposition go be
fore the. people on its merits.
Primary Law Up.
Another subject bound to come up
is the amendment of the primary law.
Two years ago the republican con
vention adopted a plank favorable to
amendment by the legislature, but
after the resolutions had gone through
some one raised the question that it
owuld invite defeat to the party if it
endorsed anything of the kind and
after a red hot debate the plank was
killed.. Ex-governor Aldrich was one
of the leaders in the fight to kill the
pank, but this year he is openly for
a revision of the primary.
It is not thought here that the
democrats will take any , action at
Hastings on the primary. They rec
ognize the fact that they are in the
hole and hope that if the republican
party takes a positive stand, by keep
ing quiet they may get a little pres
tige just because they took no stand
in the matter. However, it is a well
known fact that most of the leading
democrats are opposed to the present
The selection of a state chairman
for both the old parties is also on the
program. The democrats have a bit
ter fight in prospect, there being two
avowed candidates, Secretary .Sprague
of the committee and L. F. Lang
horst of Elmwood.
Should Be Rewarded.
Though only secretary of the state
committee, Mr. Sprague really con
ducted the campaign two years ago
which resulted in that party landing
more democrats in the state house
than it had ever done before and
many democrats feel that he should
be rewarded. However, the Lancas
ter convention yesterday endorsed
Langhorst, and that puts the matter
in a mixed light as it was supposed
that Sprague was very strong in the
While several arementionedf for the
chairmanship of the republican state
committee, it is likely Chairman Mc
Nish can have the place again if he
wants it. McN'ish has had lots of
experience, having been a member of
the state committee for many years
and is well acquainted with conditions.
The selection however, will depend
somewhat on how the candidates feel
about it and if there is no other pref
erence on their parts, Mr. McNish
will probably have charge of the cam
paign this fall.
Phelps Elects Delegates.
Holdrege, NebH July 23. (Special.)
The republicans of Phelps county
met in tiyfss convention at the court
house on the afternoon of July 22. C.
O. Olson acted as chairman and Sam
Heliker, secretary. The following
were elected delegates to the state
convention at Lincoln: W. B. Abra
hamson, C. W. McConaughy, Ford
McWharter, L. T. Brooking and J. B.
Mrs. Wynn Tells How Lydia
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Compound Helped Her
DuringChange of Life.
Richmond, Vs. "After taking
even bottles of Lydia Pinkham's
n .-Li- r
1. eeteuie vium
pound I feel like a
new woman. I a),
ways had a headacha
during the Chang
of Life and was also
troubled with other
bad feelings com
mon at that time
dizzy spells, nervous
feelings and heat
flashes. Mow I am
in better health
than I ever was and recommend your
remedies to all my friends. "Mrs. Lena
Wynn, 2812 E. 0 Street, Richmond, Vs.
While Change of Life is a most crit
ical period of a woman's existence, the
annoying symptoms which accompany
It may be controlled, and normal health
restored by the timely use of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
Such warning symptoms are a sens
of suffocation, hot flashes, headaches,
backaches, dread of impending evil,
timidity, sounds in the ears, palpitation
of the heart, sparks before the eyes,
irregularities, constipation, variable ap
petite, weakness and inquietude, and
For these abnormal conditions do not
fail to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
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FOR WATER USERS
Federal Methods of Handling
Irrigation Denounced by
MORE DELEGATES CHOSEN
North Platte, Neb., July 23. (Spe
cial.) The method of the United
States reclamation authorities in
handling the irrigation situation as
concerned through the Pathfinder
reservoir, called for a bitter protest
and a strong resolution demanding
relief of the water users of western
Nebraska by the Lincoln county re
publican convention here Saturday.
Further resolutions condemning the
methods and policies of the demo
crattic administration and endorsing
the republican ticket from its presi
dential candidate downward were
Fourteen delegates were selected to
represent the county at the state con
vention in Lincoln Tuesday. G. S.
Thompson of Hershey, was made
chairman of the county central com
mittee and S. H. Souder, secretary.
Harmony in Pawnee. '
Pawnee City, July 23. (Special.)
The republican county convention
was held ut the court house in this
city yesterday afternoon. A good
representation was present, and the
meeting was harmonious throughout.
The following delegates were selected
to the state convention:
1. II. lirske W. K. Huff
A. I)! narctaj A. P. Wenxl
AUKUat Illnne. Jr. ('. V. M.'ler
Frank lw,-Uer O. M. Itarkus
F. A. llerton F. H . Taylor
W. M. Pyle
A county central committee was
selected as follows:
West branch precinct: Thomas M Smith,
Miles, Al. Stake, Stelnsuer. Wllllsm Holhan:
Clay. Frank rteweber; Pawnee city, W. M.
Pyle: Clear Creek. C. J. Mludloton; South
Fork, H. H. Church: Table' Rock, F. H
The committee was enpowered to
appoint committeemrn from Mission
Creek, Plum Creek, Turkey Creek and
Sheridan precincts. C. A. Schappel
was elected chairman of the commit
tee, and H. D. Flory will serve as sec
retary. C. A. Schappel was also
elected congressional committeeman
from Pawnee county.
Little Drops of
Rain Fail to Stop
The Heated Spell
Again yesterday Omaha spent the
day of rest in trying to keep cool.
The thermometer was kept on the
jump all day. It reached a maximum
of 95 at 3, 4 and 5 o'clock in the after
noon. Early in the morning the sky. was
overcast with clouds and it looked
like rain. In fact a few drops did fall.
But the pleasant prospect was soon
dispelled. The clouds went away
and the sun came out hot as ever. .
A brisk breeze blew most of the '
day, and, while it was rather hot, too,
it served to mitigate the general heat.
,ncrie itrentth of
dellcatt, nervous, run
down paople 200 ptr
cent in ten day in
tunny instances. $100
forfeit if it faili as per
full explanation in large
irticle oon to appear ,
in this paper.
Auk your doctor or
rirauK.ai muulu it. Sherman ft McConnell
Drug Storei always carry U in etock.
proves it 25c at all druggists.
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