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THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1916.
NEBRASKA TO GET IN
ON G00DR0AD FOND
State to Take Advantage of
Opportunity Offered by
New Federal Law.
TOR A FIVE-YEAS TERM
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, July 26, (Special). Ne
braska will take advantage of the op.
portunity offered by the new fed
eral road law to secure its share of
the apportionment made for .good
roads, Governor Morehead said this
morning in answer to a letter re
ceived from Congressman Reavis,
calling his attention to need of haste
in the matter, in behalf of the state
accepting the provisions set forth in
The provisions of the law direct
that in order to secure a share of the
appropriation, each state must agree
to appropriate an equal amount to
that given by the government, the
law provides that in the event the
legislature is not in session that the
governor has the authority to accept
the provisions set out in the law.
For Five Year Period.
The amount which will come to the
state is not exactly known, but it ex
tends over a period of five years, the
total amount appropriated the first
year is $5000,000. The second year it
is increased another $5,000,000, and
so continues, until the last year the
total is $25,000. This is divided among
the states which accept the provis
ions of the law and means that as a
whole Nebraska will receive quite a
goodly amount as a whole, which,
with an equal amount appropriated
by the state, will give an opportu
nity to make Nebraska roads as good
as any in the country.
Massachusetts has a state law sim
ilar to the national law just passed,
by which the state pays half ot the
expense of building the roads, the
towns standing the rest. On account
of the sandy condition of the soil,
the roads there have to be built of
macadam and are about eighteen feet
wide in the center of the roadway.
However, Nebraska is fortunate in
having a dirt which can be utilized
tor good purposes ana win maice
rood roads in itself, so that the ap
propriation made by the government,
if duplicated by the state, should
make a system of roads equal to
any m the country.
Want Concrete Used.
However, some are advocating
building the roads of a permanent
character, something like the road
jut of Omaha over the Lincoln high
way. -Many are insisting that the leg
islature snoum mage provision ai us
next session for the location of i
state brick manufactory and that
convicts at the penitentiary be used
in the makinn of brick to be used in
the laying of permanent roads. This
appears to be receiving much encour-
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igement ana mere is nope uu i
legislature, unless dominated by the
same picayuneish policy which con
trolled the lower nouse oi me utsi
session, may see its way to help
along the good work by accepting
the government proposition and es
tablish a way to use it to the best
Is Killed by Tall
Pawnee City, July 26. (Special.)
H. M. Law, a carpenter, died last
evening from injuries received short
ly before noon when he fell twenty
feet from a scaffolding on which he
was working. He was building a barn
for A. H. Hurd, north of town, and
was handling some heavy lumber
when the scaffolding broke. When he
fell he struck on two hedge posts,
which were under the scaffolding, and
received heavy bruises of the right
side of his back. He also received a
severe blow across the chest from a
board he was holding. The injuries
received from striking the hedge
posts are believed to have caused
his death, as he developed symptoms
of severe internal injuries, indicating
hemorrhages and a rupture of the
liver. The accident occurred shortly
before noon, and Mr. Law died about
6 o'clock in the evening. He leaves
a wife and four small children.
National Bank at McCook
Changes to a State One
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, July 26. (Special.) The
National Bank of Commerce of Mc
Cook, a national bank, has changed
to a state bank, the State Banking
board today having authorized the
granting of a charter to the corpora
tion. The new bank will be known as the
Citizens' State Bank of McCook and
will have a capital of $50,000. The
officers We Mrs. V. Franklin, presi
dent; G. H. Watkins, vice president;
W. B. Wolfe, cashier; E. C. Penny,
This is the second bank in Ne
braska with a woman president, the
other being the S. S. Hadley bank of
Cedar Rapids, where Mrs. Hadley
has filled "the position of president
since the death of her husband sev
eral years ago.
Julius Comes With One
More Big Load of Live Stock
The steamboat Julius F. Silber ar
rived again from Decatur with anoth
er load of hogs for the South Side
market. The cargoes of this boat on
the downstream run are almost uni
versally of live stock now, since the
precedent was set a few months ago
when steers were brought down suc
cessfully. Nenraltia and f hooting Paine.
Sloan's Liniment Is a wonderful medicine
for neuralgia and sharp shooting- pains; ap
plied to painful spot it stops the ache. Only
He. All druggists Advertisement
Returns of the Conventions
A Car Load of .
0 Special Sale at the
UNION OUTFITTING CO.,
16th and Jackson St.
SATURDAY, JULY THE 29th
For Full Particulare See Friday Evening's
WjWa state common
Company C Asks
For Eemoval of
Beatrice. Neb.. Tulv 26. (Special.)
A member of Company C of this
city wTote to his parents in this citv
yesterday, stating that the company
had taken steps to oust Captain
Lawrence Jones, the vote being 58 to
1 in favor of his removal. It is stated
that since the company went into
camp on the border, he has reduced
Sergeant Robert Warren to a private
for some misdemeanor, and that this
action on the part of Jones caused the
trouble in the company. It is said
that C. L. Brewster of this city, who
was formerly captain of the company,
will be asked to take charge of the
company in case Captain Jones is're-moved.
Robert Closs has finished threshing
his thirteen acres of wheat near Wv-
more, which yielded forty-three bush
els to the acre.
The city tax levy of 39 mills .was
adooted by the city commissioners
yesterday. Forty mills was the tax
last : ear and 39 the previous year.
Peter Duntz, a pioneer resident of
Oketo, Kan., and father of J. H.
Duntz of Beatrice, died Monday at
his home there, aged 80 years and 7
months. The deceased is survived by
a family of twelve children, all of
whom are living.
Two Table Rock ,
Pioneers Are Dead
Table Rock, July 26. (Special.)
Joseph Medford died Monday night
at the residence of his daughter, Mrs.
Henry McCurry in Pawnee City,
aged 82 years. He had been in feeble
health tor a long time, ne setnea
on a homestead some eight miles
northeast of Table Rock more than
half a century ago. Funeral services
were held at Pawnee City at 2
The body of William H. Freeman,
who died at his home at Falls City
Saturday evening, was brought here
for interment Monday, and laid to
rest by the side of his first wife, who
died several years ago. Mr. Free
man came to Table Rock with his
parents in 1867 from Pennsylvania.
He moved to Falls City a year or
more ago. He was a son of Henry
Freeman, a "pioneer of the Nemaha
Little Girl Drowns
In Shallow Pan
Syracuse, Neb., July 26. (Special.)
Pansy, the 2-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Pickerill, was
drowned at the home of her parents,
four miles west of this place, yester
day evening. The little girl was play
ing about the home and was missed
by her mother, who, after a short
search, found her, face down, in a jar
that caught the drippings from the ice
box, and sat on the outside of the
A physician was summoned imme
diately and reached the home in
twenty minutes after the discovery
but could not resuscitate her. The
water was less than three inches deep,
but the little girl, in reaching for a
can she had dropped in the jar, fell
in on her face and suffocated.
The funeral will be held Thursday
morning from the home, and the
burial will be in Unadilla cemetery
Notes from Alma.
Alma. Neb.. July 26. (Special.)
Jule, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gould,
was accidentally shot through the
foot while playing with a small rifle.
The ball missed the bone and passed
clear through the foot, making a
S. L. Roberts, member of the coun
ty board, died at his home in this
city. He was an old soldier and early
settler in Harlan county. The funeral
was held yesterday.
A municipal swimming and skating
pond will be opened on the property
owned by the . Harlan County Fair
association. A small creek is being
dammed up, and when finished the
water will fill a natural basin cover
ing several acres. The lake will be
large and deep enough for boating
and will be finished within the
for the Race
Eyer see a runner racing: with an
overcoat? Would you expect him to
win? Can you win life's race with a
handicap that prevents your working
at full capacity, and prevents your
thinking clearly and continuously?
How can you expect to work well
unless your physical body is up to the
highest efficiency T And can you think dear
ly with head and throat full? That neg
lected catarrh is a handicap on your success.
It means less wrk, less efficiency, less re
ward. Why dont you Overcome it?
PER UNA Offers Help
First, it is the prescription of a successful physician
for the relief of catarrhal troubles. ,
Second, it has met with wonderful success, testified
to by many thousands of people.
Third, it has been before the American public forty
five years with increasing success.
Fourth, in your neighborhood soma onttor more hava
found it of great help.
Tablet or Liquid Pom Both Bffeettvt
Manaltn is the ideal laxative and liver tonic. In
tablet form it is delightful to take, Does not' gripe
or weaken, forms no bad habits.
THE PERUNA COMPANY, Cobmbut, Okio
Five Counties Still
(From n Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, July .'0, (Special). Five
counties are still delinquent in roport
inc their assessments to Secretary
Bernccker of the state board of as
sessment G;ige, Dodge, Kieth, Lan
caster and Nuckolls.
The time expired for filing reports
Douglas county reported this morn
ing, showing that the assessed valua
tion of the county is $51,547,162. This
is an increase of $3,442,278 over last
year, when the valuation was reported
The report shows that improved
lands have an assessed value of
$.1,165,355, with improvement of $314,
555, making a total of $3,479,910.
Improved lots are valued at $12,-
845,076; unimproved lots at $5,402,638,
and improvements at $15,231,595, mak
ing a total on lots of $33,479,304.
Money on hand and deposit is given
as $324,442. There are diamonds val
ued at $25,094. and 5,lb4 automobiles
valued at $366,835, an average of
$72.58 per car.
There are only 154 dogs in Douglas
county, valued at $330.
Notwithstanding there are over
5,000 automobiles in Douglas county,
there are 9,993 horses, valued at $134,
735, which makes them valued for as
sessment purposes at $13.49 each.
Stocks in national hanks arc shown
to be assessed at $1,214,760, and in
state banks at $143,788.
District Court Sits
In Dawes County
Chadron, Neb., July 25. The regu
lar term cf district court for Dawes
county convened at 9 a. m., Judne
W. H. Westover of Rushville, presid
ing, and Court Reporter J. D. Scott
in attendance. Among attorneys from
outside of the county were: A. O.
Abbott of Grand Island, who was ti c
first lieutenant governor of Nebraska
in 1876, and W. R. McFarland of Nor
folk. There are no criminal cases to
be tried, but 102 on the civil docket,
the smallest list in many years.
Chicago Dojr Dies of Lockjaw.
Chlcsso, July 26. William A. Ulrey, aced
16, is dead at hie home here today as the
result of lockjaw from wounds said to have
been Incurred when he was struck down
with a pair of heavy frees shears at the
Saddle and ryele club about a week as.,
Nicholas Mora, a gardener, has been ordrei
held to the grand Jury on charges of man
slaughter, Ulrey died yeulerday.
Has Record in State
tTrom a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. July 26 (Special.) Den
nis Tracy and E. L. Sargent of Ccdaa
Rapids, Neb., attended the state re
publican convention as delegates
from Hoone county yesterday and
thi morning visited the state house
and secured a permit to visit the
Both are members of the Grand
rmy of the Republic, and with Colo
nel i'resson of the governor's olltcial
family swapped stories f ir a while
this morning. Colonel Tracy bears
the distinction of having served
'onger in the capacity of postmaster
in continuous service for a town of
1,000 people than any other man in
In July, 1889, Colonel Tracy was
appointed postmaster at Cedar Rap
ids by President Harrison: four years
later he was reappointed by Presi
dent Cleveland, reappointed again in
1897 by President McKinley, and
again in 1891. In 1905 he was reap
pointed by President Roosevelt and
continued for another four vears in
1909 by President Taft, but a dem
ocratic president refused to recog
nize efficiency by reason of long seiv
ice and in 1914 Ctilonel Tracy had
to give way to a democrat, having
served six terms in succession.
He still owns the homestead on
Timber creek, which he took when
he settled in Boone county in 1879.
Department Store at
Beaver City on Fire
Beaver City, Neb., July 26. (Spe
cial.) The department store of C. E.
Frese was discovered on fire at 3
o'clock this morning. The fire depart
ment had the blaze under control in
a short time. The fire originated in
a waste paper baler. The loss from
fire and water was $500.
The Burlington freight train N6.
178, eastbound, was derailed with six
cars loaded with wheat in the freight
yards late last evening, the trouble
being caused by spreading rails. The
evening passenger train was delayed
several hours until the wreck was
Pawnee County Sheriff
Pawnee City, July 26. (Special.)
County Sheriff J. C. McClung re
cently captured a deserter, Dewey L.
Sims, who enlisted in t he regular
army April 21, 1916, for seven years'
service, and who deserted at Fort
Logan, Col., June 6th. He was taken
to Omaha r.ml turned over to the
proper authorities. Sheriff McClung
will get a reward for making the arrest.
New York July 26. The garment
workers today refused to ratify the
agreement entered into by their lead
ers with the Garment Manufacturers'
association and were ordered back on
strike by Benjamin Schlesinger, pres
ident of the workers' union. ,
the sirike, together witu a lockout
involving in all 60,000 workers, has
tied up the garment working industry
in the city longer than three months.
The action rejecting the agreement
reachtd by their leaders was takn
by the members of the union today
at a mass meeting attended by scenes
Presses its Claim
For Water Flow
Lincoln, Neb., July 26. Represent
atives of a Kearney waetrpower com
pany appeared before the state irriga
tion board this afternoon to press
claim of priority of water right for
Kearney over irrigation users at
North Platte. The state engineer has
held that notwithstanding Kearney's
priority claim, it is in the best inter
est OI an inai irrigation uc Buiipucu,
since much of the water disappears
before it reaches Kearney, ivearney
representatives admit that much of
the water disappears during such a
dry time as this, but maintain their
right to the natural flow wherever
it may be.
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A Record Crop
The golden grain 'of wheat
has multiplied so amazingly in
Nebraska this season that ev
erything indicates a RECORD
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A Record Business
The golden grain of quality
has brought to this store such
wonderful response that we
have already accomplished A
SUMMER i BUSI-
OUR PRE-I NVENTORY SALE OF SHOES
In the Main Floor Dept. Thursday
LOWEST PRICE that's
Anyone, who has the
slightest need for an
extra pair of Shoe
MEN, WOMEN and
ALL LOW SHOES and OF THE BEST MAKES
Our stock is broad .and comprehensive and no one will be disappointed. Everyone who cornea
to share will not only find just what they came for, but at a price that will be astonishingly low.
women's shoes show
makers' names as
Wright & Peters, Weil & Co.,
Lawnsbury,' Red Cross
In the misses' and children's styles are
nothing but tne very best
Footprints, Educator, Etc
The men's shoes show such famous
names as '. ,
Hurley Brothers, ' Educator
Brand, Neeland and
Even Though Stock Is Large We Advise 'Early Shopping
Women's $6.00 to $7.00 Oxfords at $4.85
Ladies' Oxfords, made in Gray, Ivory, Champagne,
Patent Colt and Dull Kid, Bronze and White. Hand
turned and welt sole. All the new lasts and patterns.
Sizes from 212 to 8, widths A A to D.
$6.00 and $7.00 values, at
Wdmen's $5.00 and $5.50 Oxfords at $3.85
Ladies' Oxfords, in Gray, Ivory Kid, Patent and
Gun Metal. Also several numbers in two-toned ef
fects. Hand-turned and welt soles. The last and pat
tern in this line of shoes is up-to-date. All (PO or
sizes 3 to 7. $5.00 and $5.50 values, at Ji).0J
Women's $4.00 and $4.50 Oxfords at $2.85
Nearly 1,500 pairs in this lot. Have made the price
to move them quickly. Every pair a bargain and could
not be replaced today for the same money. Made in
Vici, Gun Metal, White Calf Skin style, in pump and
cross straps. Sizes 2i2 to 8. Widths A to E. d0 QC
$4.00 and $4.50 values, at. p.OJ
Misses- and Children's Shoes
There are Gun Metal, Vici Kid, Patent and White
Canvas in three lots and at three priceB :
Oxfords selling regularly at $2.75 CO 1 C
and. $2.98, at.;. 'p.lj
Oxfords selling regularly to $2.00 d1 CC
and $2.48, at...'. pl.DD
Oxfords selling regularly at $1.75 (M or'
to $2.00, at..... tPl.JJ
Men's $5.00 Oxfords at $3.85
Made in Patent Colt, Kid, Russia, Gun Metal Calf
and White. Canvas. Button and Blucher, up-to-date
lasts. Sizes from 6 to 10. $5.00 fl0 OC
values, at . ; $0OO
Men's $6.00 Oxfords at $4.85
Men's Oxfords, made .in Russia, Gun Metal, Calf
and Kangaroo. Button and Lace, Hurley Brothers'
make. Sizes 5l2 to 11. $6.00
values, at i.. P'i.OJ
Men's $3.50 to $4.00 Oxfords at $2.85
The Trustworthy Brand is too well known to need
to say much about. It has a style and wearing quality
as a shoe that sells usually for from $4.50 to $5.00.
Made in Gun Metal, Vici Kid, Button or Blucher style.
Sizes 6 to 12. $3.50 to $4.00 ;
Women's $5.00 Pumps and Oxfords at $1.85 .
700 pairs of Ladies' Pumps and Oxfords. This lot
represents every odd and end in the house. Lines that
are broken in sizes, all this season's styles. Not all
sizes in every style, but all sizes in the lot. 1 d1 Of"
Worth up to $5.00, at....r. Pl.Oi)
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