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THE BEE: OMAITA. FRIDAY. JANUARY 7, 1921.
To Adopt City
Special Election Shows Senti
ment Against Alleged Ineffi
ciency of Present Method
Of Handling Funds.
Alliance, Neb., Jam 6. (Special
Telegram.) The city manager plan
of municipal government for the
city of Alliance carried by a major
ity of 52 votes out of a total of
698 cast at the especial election. The
contest leading up to the election
was one of the most spirited in
the histogy of local politics.
Mayor A. IX Rodgers and the
majority of the eight councilmen
strongly opposed the idea -of a
change in city government and as
the election drew near the mayor
in an effort to defeat the proposi
tion, published a lengthy letter urg
ing everyone to vote against the
city manager plan. Opposers of
the plan made an eleventh-hour
effort to defeat it by getting out
printed handbills and scattering
them oyer the business section of
the town on election . day.
Inefficiency Is Charged.
The city manager proposition was
first suggested by a large number
of business men who signed a pe
tition asking that a special election
be held. Numerous complaintsJiave
been voiced against the present
mayor and council plan, based on
alleged inefficiency and unwise han
dling of city funds. Mayor Rodgers
stated recently that the city had
leen "bled" for $120,000 6y outside
a . irt
interests in tne last iu years.
Within the oast few years the
taxpayers voted a bond issue of
$47,000 on outstanding warrants as
the result of alleged mismanage
ment of city affairs by previous ad
ministrations. Tbe city also spent
S42.000 for a septic tank, which has
been pronounced y total fa-lure.
Nearly $3,000 was spent for a well
to serve the city reservoir, but the
well is a total failure.
; Charge Gambling Allowed.
' 1 Much criticism has also been heard
because of the lailure of the pres
ent administration to rid the city
of alleged gambling resorts and
tooming houses of unsavory repu
tation. Three murders and numer
ous lesser crimes have been com
mitted "within the last year.
The city manager form adopted
at the election calls for a board of
five councilmen who will appoint
a city manager. Ten nominees for
councilmen will be voted on at the
spring primaries and five e'cteJ
at the regular election to be held
in April, v' -
Ice Harvest Started, at
' - Wymore for Railroads
Wymore, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
.-The Rawlins company re cutting
ice on Indian creek here and every
,'c Koiticr used. EiectriC
cutting apparatus, hauling and drag
ging the ice'iby electric cars and huge
cables is resulting in bringing a har
vest to the. storehouses, one of which
'has a capacity of JWWfrtdiw.-The ice
is nine and one-half inches thick
Ice companies here suppty an im
mense quantity to refrigerator cars
on the Burlington and Union Pacmc
Pioneer Farmer of Gage
Countv Dies' at Wymore)
Wymore. Neb., Jan. 6. (Spe
cial.) Phillip Chase, U, pioneer,
dead at his home near here. He came
to this country from Illinois over 40
vears ago, and was among the lead
ing ranchmen of this section. He s
survived bv four sons; his wife hav
ing died just two weeks ago. , Three
of the sons are farmers in Gage
county, the fourth son being engaged
in the transfer business at Beatrice.
Mr. Chase was an active . church
worker. - ,
Beatrice Will Vote on ,
Return to Council Plan
Beatrice. Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
Petitions are being circulated here
for a return of the city council form
of government instead of the present
commissioner plan. C. J. McColl of
West Beatrice, former member' of
'the legislature, . is sponsoring the
plan. The petitions will be filed with
the city commission in a few days
and a special election to vote on the
proposition may be called 30 days
Irish Blarney Fails to
Pursuade Columbus Bandit
Columbus, Neb., Jan. 6 (Spe
cial.) John Burks of the firm of
Burke & Carrig donated $7 to a
bandits while at his stock yards. Mr.
Burke had gone to the yards to feed
his hogs when the highwayman con
fronted him with a revlover.
Burke, being an Irishman, was in
clined to argue the matter with the
fellow, but he was in such deadly
earnest, that he just took his purse
and gave it to him.
South Dakota Farmers Are
Rushing Grain to Market
McLaughlin, S. D., Jan. 6. (Spe
cial.) McLaughlin claims the honor
of being the greatest ptimary grain
market in this part of South Dakota.
Notwithstanding low prices of grain
unusually large quantities are being
marketed by the farmers. The ship
ments are larger in the aggregate
than ever before during a corre
sponding period of time.
New Hotel Norfolk Is
Leased for 10-Year Period
Norfolk, Neb., Jan. ' 6. (Special
Telegram.) W. N. Owens, manager
and owner of the Evans hotel of Co
lumbus, has leased the Hotel Nor
folk, a. five-story building now un
der construction. The lease runs 10
years, Owens paying $27,500 a year
for the building. Owens was for
merly manager of the Coates House
of Kansas City.
Ungraded Opportunity Room
Plan of Columbus Schools
Columbus. Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
The board of education authorized
Superintendent C. Ray Gates to es
tablish an ungraded opportunity
room for the benefit of pupils in the
public schools who find it difficult to
keep their school work up to the
standard required for promotion
and who may be in need of special
"truction, - -
Buys Gifts for Friends;
Charged With Forgery
Citizens Search for
Missing Farm Hand
Blair, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
The mysterious disappearance of T.
B. Carter, 42, known to his friends
as "Joe," on Thanksgiving day, has
aroused the citizens of Blair and
vicinity. He was employed on the
farm of Claude Hanchridt.
Sheriff Mchrens organized a posse
of SO men and conducted a search
for a distance of two miles in each
direction from -Tyson station, north
of Blair. Citizens of Blair and Her
man farmers residing in the vicinity
joined in the search, which was ex
tended along the railroad track and
Carter had been employed on
the Hanchridt farm for three months
husking corn and the day before he
disappeared received $60 in part pay
ment for his work. Mr. Hanchridt
and family were away' for Thanks
giving and when he returned in the
evening he found the team that Car
ter had used standing at the barn
with harness on. Carter's automo
bile was found later stored at a
Carter was an Odd Fellow and his
friends fear he either met with foul
play or became demented and wan
dered off. He has money in the bank
besides his wages. He also left his
trunk arid clothing.
Carter formerly lived at Amherst
and David City. His wife is divorced
and has since remarried.
Texas Oil Man Says State
Law Here Stops Development
Hastings, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
Jack IE. Kelley. Wichita Falls,
Tex., oil man and geologist, who
came . to Hastings with the inten
tion of undertaking oil deyelopment
in 'Nebraska, told the Kiwanis club
in a address that Nebraska can nev
er hope to become an oil-producing i
state until the blue sky law is amended.-
There would have, been no oil
development ' in " Texas," he said, if
oil pioneering there had been ham
pered by a law like the Nebraska
Mr. Keeley says there are .favor
able oil formations in parts of Ne
braska. He will undertake to get
support for a movement-to amend
the law. He suggests amendment
alopg the. .line1 of blue sky laws in
Texas and other oil-producing states.
Insurance. Man Freed of
Charges Filed by Company
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
Pearl Tays, arrested on the charge
of obtaining money under false pre
tenses while, in the employ of the
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., has
made a settlement with the company
and the case against him has been
dismissed. ' ' .
Railroad Man Hurt When
Handcar and Auto Collide
Beatrice,' Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
W. O. Gustin of WTymore, enroute
to Lincoln on a Burlington gasoline
handcar, narrowly escaped death at
the crossing at Blue Springs, when
he was struck by an auto. He sus
tained several broken ribs and se
vere bruises about the body.
Gage County Commissioner
Is 'Honored by Colleagues
Beatrice. Neb., Ian. 6. (Special.)
W. E. Chittenden, who has served
five years as chairman of the board
of supervisors, was given a banquet
by members of the board and a num
ber of business men. At the close
of the banquet they attended a the
Wymore Citizens, to Vote
On Sunday Movie Problem
Wymore, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
A petition has been presented to
the city council for the Sunday clos
ing of moving picture houses. This
move folowed the securing of the ref
erendum which was passed at a
special election in December.
Gage County Discontinues
County Y. M. C. A. Work
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
O. V. Holmes, county Y. M. C A.
secretary, will leave in a few days
for Boulder. Col., where he will as
sume a similar position. The county
"Y". wprk was1 recently discontinued
TTad nf RfiAtrir.e Brick
lards Lues suddenly
Beatrice, Neb, Jan. 6. (Special.)
W. N. Farlow, 68, head of the
brick works, and for 25 years a
resident of Beatrice, died at his home
after a brief illness.
Columbus Council Refuses
To Increase Light Rates
Columbus, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special)
No increase in electric light and
power rates will be granted to the
Columbus Light, Heat and Power
company by the city council without
a vote of the people authorizing it.
Smallpox at Blair. .
Blair, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special Tele
gram.) An epidemic of smallpox
has broken out in this city an,d sev
eral families are under quarantine.
The disease is in a light form,
Money for Gifts
Ethel Harden, Arrested in
Fremont, Bought "Teddy
Bears" to Give to Friends,
Omaha Woman Declares.
Ethel Harden, youthful employe
of the Wcstenv Associated Jewelers,
who was arrested in Fremont on
New Year's eve on a charge of for
gery, did not use the checks to buy
herself pretty clothing, but to pur
chase presents, for friends, -according
to Mrs. George H. Lynch, 4032
Izard street, at whose home Miss
Harden resided in Omaha. ,
Miss Harden never went to parties
ror did she wear the pink silk un
dergarments which she purchased
with checks ' alleged to have been
forged, Mrs. Lynch declared. She
left Omaha to spend Christmas with
her parents at Bloo.':i field, Neb.,
laden with presents. Her arrest fol
lowed the identification of a pink
silk "teddy bear" she had presented
to a girl friend. , ,
Dr. A. E. Fletcher of Omaha, at
whose home Miss Hardenlived prior
to moving to the Lynch residence,
related yesterday what was ostensi
bly the story of Miss Harden's shat
tered romance, but what he believes
to be purely a fictitious tale fabri
cated by Miss Harden to sooth her
own lonely heart.
"Miss Harden told us she had a
letter from her fiance, written on the
night before he died in California,"
said Dr. Fletcher. "A few days later
she went to Lincoln, where she said
her fiance was to be buried, and the
next day she returned with a boquet
which she still has preserved. She
said her fiance's -name wa,s Charles
Angel of Lincoln, but so far as we
can learn no one of that name ever
lived there.", s
Dr. Fletcher will testify at the pre
liminary hearing of Miss Hardeu's
case in Fremont Saturday.
Large Crowd Greets Irish
Orator on Visit to O'Neill
. O'Neill, Neb., Jan. '.(Special.)
Peter Golden spoke at the K. C.
theater here to one of the largest
audiences ever assembled at the hall.
The attendance was from all parts
of the county. The address on the
cause of Ireland was one of the
most eloquent ever delivered in the
city. T. V. Golden and M. F. Har
rington, both of O'Neill, also ad
dressed the meeting.
Three Men Convicted in
District Court at Norfolk
Norfolk. Neb., Jan. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Pearl Nesbit was con
victed in district cqurt here on three
counts charging cattle stealing. He
was given a three to -20-year sen
tence for forging a check.
. David Nix was sentenced to three,
to 20 years for passing a forged
Dr. Carpenter was fined $50 for
practicing medicine unlawfully.
American Legion Post Is
Organized at Lodge Pole
Lodgepole. Neb.'. Tan. 6. (Soecial
Telegram.) An American Legion
post was organized here with '20
charter members. Lon Milter .was
elected commander; Earl Lough; vice
commander; James Wolfe, adjutant;
Rudy Marek, treasurer, and Chester
Majority of Weddings
Success m Otoe County
Nebraska Citv. Neb.. Tani6. fSne-
cial.) Twenty-eight divorces grant
ed in Otoe county. in 1920, accord
ing to a report compiled by J. C.
Miller, clerk of the district court.
mere were its couples married in
the county during the same period.
Nebraska City Man Burned
By Explosion of Kerosene
Nebraska City, Neb., Jan. 6. (Spe
cial.) Rex Burdick was severely
burned about the fare anH arms
when a can from which he was pour
ing Kerosene onto a oiaze m the
kitchen stove exploded.
' Pioneer Stockman Dies
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
Robert Henderson 80, a pioneer
farmer and stock raiser of Cortland,
died at his home yesterday.
to Ds Vouir ppodniGiity
--To Get Something for Nothing--
Omaha is the first store in
5,000 yards of the (
finest materials to r
be given away. ' U
In all the latest
With any quantity you buy at the regular low price you
free the same number of yards.
With every yard you buy
These materials are made
Thife is an opportunity that
a daily, occurrence, where
f) U 0 L 0 P '
U DEPARTMENT STORE
24th and O Streets
Jerry Howard Will
Leave Here Saturday ,
On Trip to Ireland
Jerry Howard, famous Douglas
county politician, will leave Satur
day on a trip to Ireland, his native
land, from which he came 35 years
ago and which he has not visited
in that time. He has his passports
Mr. Howard was active in the land
league movement in Ireland 40 years
"I shall advise the Irish to stay in
Ireland," he said yesterday in a
statement. "I shall tell them how
America sympathizes with them in
their struggle for freedom."
Master Fights Of f
Execution of Dog
Posts $200 Bond to Appeal
from Death Sentence Im
posed for Bite.
Doomed to die for biting R. B.
Cressey, 2801 South Thirty-fourth
avenue, in leg Wednesday, "Trixie,"
pet dog of Nick Salutean, 2521 N
street, secured an automatic stay, of
execution 'yesterday in South. Side
police court when counsel for his
master gave notice of an appeal and
Salistean posted a $200 bond tp pro
tect his pet's life.
"Trixie" does, tricks and is not vir
cious, his master told Judge Foster.
But , after hearing the evidence of
Cressey the magistrate, decreed that
"Trixie" must die. Trixie is safe un
til the district court hears the appeal.
Trixie's master avowed his pup is
the best "rattec" in the country. He
declared Trixie can kill 20 rats in
20 minutes and gets them by playing
dead and pouncing. on them when
they scamper from their holes and
start to play around.
Alleged "Masher" Jailed.
Accused of insulting passing wom
en as he stood at the corner of
Twenty-eighth and Q Wednesday
night, John E. Newman, 3712 V
street, wa3 arrested for intoxication.
He was fined $25 by Judge Faster in
South Side police court yesterday.
South Side Brevities
Illinois Coal $12. Howlanfl Lumber &
Coal Co., phone S. 1C14. Adv.
Philip Grwnborg Is to entertain all em
ployes of Philip's department store at a
banquet tonight, followed by a theater
Burn coke In your base burner; cleaner,
hotter and lasts longer than hard coal.
South Omaha Ice company. South 003,1
and South 0(i;6.i-Adv.
Join our 1921 Savings cfub. Tou will
be pleased like) the hundreds who have
;oined Come and Pee us by January 14,
The South Omaha Savings bank, Twenty
fourth and M streets. Adv.
dus Stevens celebrated his 'j2d birth
day anniversary at his home. 5212 South
Twenty-fifth street. Friends preso-nterl
him with a bouquet. Those pres-snt were:
3Ir. ami Mrs. Swan Larson, Mr. and
Mrs. Kd Holmqulst, Mr. and JlrB. Axi-I
Strom, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Petersen,
Mr. and Mrs, Jne Bloom, Mr. and Mrs.
Axel Dalgreen, Mr. and Mrs. Aim. Mr.
end Mrj. Edwin Stevens: Messrs. Andrew
Carlson, Pete Bloom. Rudolph Peterson,
and th .Misses Mabel Dalgreen, Helen
Petersen, Helea Aim. and Elsie Stvens.
deal." The fastest growing
history to make" such" an offer.
Consisting of Satins,
Taffetas, Crepe, de
assorted colors and patterns.
you get another free.
by-the best manufacturei's in
comes but once in a lifetime; this is not
goods of this character are given away.
v ' '
Give HQC Green Trading Stamps
Iowa Girl Jilts
Fiance and Weds
Rival Same Dav
Navy Ensign Loses Bride Aft
er Journey From California
To Clinton, ,Ia., When She
Elopes to Chicago.
, Clinton, la., Jan. 6... A telegram
received last nigh I by Mrs. E. A.
Young announced the marriage in
Chicago today of her daughter. Miss
Celeste Lamb, to Robert S. Smith,
jr., son of the superintendent of -the
Interstate Iron and Steel Co,-plant
at East Chicago,.Ind.
Harold Holcomb, an ensign in the
United . States navy," had journeyed
all the way from Pasadena, Cal., to
marry Miss .Larnb and the wedding
had been-s'ct for 8 Tuesday, night,
at'ter . rwo previous postponements.
Early Tuesday morning Miss Lamb
disappeared and last night Ensign
Holcomb, thrice disappointed, depart
ed for his home.
Miss Lamb's mother was formerly
the wife of the- late James Dwight
Lamb. Miss Lamb is 21. The fam
ily is one of the best known in Iowa.
Mr. Smith's parents expressed
surnrise wbpn told Miss Tnmh h?A
(teen seen boarding a train at Chi
cago with Kobert, on the eve of
her marriage to Ensign Holcomb.
They, said lie. had mentioned Miss
Lamb as an acquaintance while vis
iting at home over the holidavs but
that was all. Robert Smith, jr.. has
been employed with a manufacturing
company in Clinton since his return
from France early in 1919 where he
served with the 108th engineers sig
War Romance Ends
In Div6rce Court Here
v The twin fires of patriotism burned
hobin the bosoms' of Earl C. Kahre
Land Florence Lewis back in the sum
mer of 1917. Earls summons came
m August and the day before he was
to report, August 30. he and. Flor
encelipped down to Papillion and
; Then Earl, went to Camp Funston
and Florence went to Washington
to do war work. Both served
through the war in making the world
safe for democracy.
But, alasl Wednesday Florence
closed the book of her romance
finally in the divorce court.
Ever since Earl was discharged
from the army, May 1, 1919, she
says he has refused, to live with her
or support her. She was discharged
from her war duties just before he
13.3&Per Cent Increase in
' Express Rates Is Granted
Lincoln, Jkn. 6. (Special.) An
increase of. 13J S per cent in the rates
of the American Railway Express
company within the confines of Ne
braska was authorized today by the
State Railway commission, with the
provision that no part of this in
crease shall go to the railroads. '
The Interstate Commerce xomjnis
sion recently approved such an in
crease and recommended that the in-tra-state
rates be so treated by the
Slate Railway commission. Ne
braska is one of the last states of the
union to grant this increase.
Omahan Who Broke Parole
Denied Habeas Corpus Writ
Lincoln, Jan. 6. (Special.) Sam
Harris of Omaha was xlenied a writ
of habeas corpus today by the Lan
caster county district court. Harris
served more than the minimum sen
tence of a one to seven-year term in
the penitentiary for highway robbery
in Omaha and was paroled when he
gave his word he would steer clear of
the "old gang" in Omaha and go to
Detroit to live..
Recount for Thayer County
Office Shows Little Change
Hebron, 'Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
The recount of the votes inthe
commissioners contest- adjourned
until Thursday. " The petition for the
contest was filed by ex-Commissioner
A. L. Scott, who was defeated, as
shown by the ejection returns, by
W. H. Burkholz. So far as the re
count, has progressed, it is reported
that Mr. Scott has lost additional
will be. given
the country. -
Osier Theory Not in
Favor at Valentine;
Call Pastor Aged 81
O'Neill, Kcb Jan. 6. (Special.)
The Osier theory has absolutely
no standing west of Norfolk in
Nebraska. AVest of Norfolk a man
is as old as he feels and all feel
young. They never heard o: old
Doc Usler. -X
Dr. Tohn M. CaldweV?!. who
more than 40 yearsrgo was one
of the most noted Presbyterian di
vines of Chtcago, received a unan
imous call . from the Presbyterian
church .at Valentine, to become its
pastor. Ihe call was confirmed
by the Northeastern Nebraska pres
bytery, in session at Norfolk, and
Rev. Mr; Caldwell now. is on the
job at his new charge.
Forty years ago he suffered, a
breakdown of health and moved to
Holt county, where he operated one
of the largest ranches in the county
for a number of years. ; 'About
IS years . ago he moved to
California, where he resided until
recently, when he returned to- Nel
The Presbyterian church at Val
entine , is the leading Protestant
church at that city. 'Its membership
includes many of the big .ranchmen
of Cherry county, several of whom
knew him as a cattleman years ago.
Geneva Relief Corps
Geneva,.., Neb., Jan. 6. Following
are the officers, installed by the
Woman's. Relief corps at their an
nual meeting: President, ,Mrs'. Eliz
abeth ' Ford; senior vice president,
Mrs. Jennie Seaver; junior vice. Mrs.
Minnie Myers; treasurer, Mrs. Cyn
thia Hill; chaplain, Mrs." Mary Bur
nett; conductor,' Mrs. Ofpha Shires;
assistant, Mrs. Mary Stultz; guard,
Mrs, Hester! Hafer; assistant, Mrs.
Martha McDermet; secretary, Mrs.
Georgia Sheldon; press 'correspond
ent,' Mrs Ltira Yates; patriotic in
structor. Mr s. Margaret Cpmbs ; piu
sician, Mrs. Martha Fisher; color
bearer No. 1, Mrs. Rosetta Hazelitt;
No. 2, Mrs. Carrie Songster; No.
Sadie Bumgardner. A dinner was
served at noon atv which both the
corps and the G. A.' R. organization
2, Mrss. Julia Fisher, and No. 4, Mrs.
Columbus Youth to Take
West Point Examination
Washington, Jan. 6. (Special Tel
egram.) Dr. A. K. Evans, Colum
bus, Neb., and Jack E. O'Hearnc,
Cheyenne. Wyo., have been desig
nated as candidates for the Military
Academy entrance , examination to
be held in March.
Contract Is Awarded for
South Dakota Federal Road
Gregory, S. D., Jan. 6. (Special
Telegram. )-The Daljas-Burlce fed
eral road project contract was let
here to the Lamson Construction
company. Twenty-two bridges are
called for in the program for com
pleting this road.
Obtain Army Recruits.
Norfolk, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Sergeant Ward and
Corporal Stuart of the Omaha' army
recruiting station arc here for a
week's stay. Three ' recruits were
enlisted in the recruiting drive at
Auto Owners Elect.
Norlk, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special
Telegram.) At the annual meeting
of the Nebraska Automobile Owners
Protective association here, John
Ashburn of Tilden was elected presi
Every Hat a Wonderful ValueMany
Formerly Priced Up to $18.50
Beautiful Lyons Velvet Models
.Smart Embroidered Silk Duvetyn
And Velvet "Off-the-Face" Effects
Floppy Brimmed Hatters' Plush Hats
Popular Turbans in Combinations
Wonderful Ostrich Trimmed Hats
THE TRIMMINGS INCLUDE:
Glycerined Ostrich, Plain Ostrich, Metal
Embroidery and Ribbons, Flowers, Novelty
Effects, Some Fur Trimmings, Bows,
Tassels and Novelty Pins, Etc.
Hats in every color, shape and size, priced so low that
you will be utterly amazed.
MILLINERY SECTION SECOND FLOOR .
Raid on Coicless Dairy
Results in Seizure of
Much Potato 'Milk'
Chicago, Jan. 6. A raid on a cow
less dairy on' the outskirts of the
city today resulted in the arrest of
tne owner and the seizure ot dozens
of reeulation milk cans, the contents
of wjiich, according to members of
the posse, was alcoholic liquor.
"It was not cow's milk at all,"
said Deputy Cheriff Griffin.. ''It was
potato milk and it packed a kick like
20 'muley cows'. We found the still
and some potato mash in the shed
where the cows; should have been."
So Tony Yucas was arrested and
the people on his delivery route to
day waited in vain1 for their "milk."
To Attend Salina
Meet on League
Nonpartisan League Head Re
jects Invitation to Attend
Mass Meeting Conducted
By American Legion.
Salina, Kan., Jan. 6. A mass meet
ing at which the Nonpartisan league
and its activities were discussed was
held here last night under the aus
pices of the local post of the Amer
ican Legion. A. C. Townley, head
of the league, and the men who are
assisting him in the work of organi
zation in this section, were invited
to attend. A general invitation to
attend was extended to citizens of
Townley returned here yesterday
after an absence of two days. He
announced that he had been in Oma
ha, Neb., "on business."
Ihe Nonpartisan league head and
several co-workers came here last
week and: their presence has been
made the target for opposition by
tbe local Amer'can Legion post.
Townley Avoids Mee$ .
Neither Townley nor any of i his
co-workers attended the meeting at
which speakers attacked the princi
ples of the league and voiced opposi
tion to its activities.
Announcement was made last
night by Townley that he had calico
a mass .meeting of those interested
in the league to be held next Monday-
The meeting last night, held n
Salina's principal auditorium, , was
taxed to rapacity to hold the
crowds. Many persons came in
from the rural districts to attend. ,.
Calls 6wn Meeting. ,
"f did not care"' to attend the
meeting, although I understand that
we would have been welcome there
and would have been given an op
portunity to lay our side of the case
before the public,' said Townley.
'tor those who are interested in
our work and who believe we are
trying to do good I have called a
meeting for next Monday. Those
opposing our work in this county
will be welcome to come ar.d
participate in the meeting."
Beaver City Durocs Sell for
i Average of $130 a Head
Beaver City, Neb., fan. 6. (Spe
cial.) Fifty head of Durpcs were
sold here by J. C. Forney for $6,500,
an average of $130 a head. The top
of the sale was a gilt by Royal Path
finder, and was purchased by F. B.
Roop of Danburv. Neb., for $300. A
litter; sister brought $290. Ten head
of tried sows brought an average of
$150 a head.
9 a. ni.
Choice of Over
He Was Attacked:
Bluffs Minister, Who Claims
To Have Been Lured to
Lonely Spot and Slugged,
Will Not Discuss Attack.
At 10:30 Tuesday night, the Rev.
A. C. Jacobs, pastor of the DeLonii
Methodist mission. Council Bluffs
was still in the Y. M. C. A. watchhu
a basket ball game, Council Bluff:
police alleged yesterday following an
investigation into an alleged assault
by three men upon him at 10 o'clock
after he had been hired to Thirty
second street and Avenue B on the
urgent call that a dying man desired
The police did not learn of the
alleged attack until an "extra" by a
Bluffs journal appeared Wednesday
night with a long statement issued
by Rev. Mr. Jacobs through a com
mittee of four Bluffs ministers.
Rev. Mr. Jacobs gave as his reason
for not calling the police after the
attack that he did not want to dis
turb them at 'that late hour. The
alleged attack was at 10 p. in.
Rev. Mr. Jacobs declared he spent
the early part of the evening at a
cottage prayer meeting "on Avenue
J," later going to a revival service
in the First Christian church.
Police say they have witnesses to
prove that the minister was at a
motion picture theater at 9 and at a
basket ball game in the Y. M. C. A
until 10:30 o'clock.
Rev. Mr. Jacobs was still rit the
home of Walter Anderson, 2015 Ave
nue C. last night. No physician hac
been summonedto treat his wounds
the police declare, which consists ol
a slight cut on the forehead above tin
The minister refused to discuss the
alleged attack of Tuesday night and
Mrs. Anderson, who Wednesday
night told of taking the pastor into
her home after he had fainted in her
front porch, refused also to say ay
thing more of the case. v
Estimate Cost of "r.
High School Training
Geneva Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
The Fillmore County Education
association, has just pompiled re
ports from schools of the county
which provide high school training
which give the annual cost of edu
cating each high school pupil. Gen
eva reports the smallest figures,
$115.88; Ohiowa estimates the ex
pense at $116.84; Strang. $123; Mil
ligan, $126; Exeter, $129.40; Shick
ley. $159.93, and Grafton, $161.50.
All are 12-grde schols with the
exception of Strang, which has 10.
Normal and Smith-Hughes instruc- '
tion is furnished in every school
but those at Strang and Ohiowa.
Stanton Council Grants
Increase in Light Rates'
Stanton, Neb.. Jan. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Electric' light and
power rates were boosted in Stanton
at the regular meeting of the city
council from 12 and 6 cents to 14
ind 8 cents, respectively.
Enlist ii Army
Stanton, Neb.. Jan. 6. (Special
Telegram.) William -Soli, Heine
Schultz, Fred Reisli, Howard Wilson
and Joe Grady, all sons of prominent
families of this city, enlisted in the
United States infantry at Omaha.
The boys will go to Camp Funston
for their first military training. '
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