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A. D. GILMORE.
Having previously demonstrated his capability in the office, A. D.
Gilmore was appointed steward at the Lincoln hospital for the Insane
in 1900 by the governor upon recommendation of the superintendent, Dr.
Greene. His efficiency promises an indefinite tenure. Mr. Gilmore was
born in Putnam county, Indiana, in 1863, and when in his sixth year
his parents removed with him to Nebraska. Here the elder Gilmore en
tered the mercantile business at Brownville, Nemaha county. In 1881 the
family removed to Auburn when the town was first started. Mr. A. H.
Gilmore, the father, was made county treasurer and held the office for
eight years. When he went to Auburn it was to start the first store
Beginning his education early the son graduated from the high
school at Brownville and then went to Quincy, III., where he took, a
course in a business college. During his attendance at the high school
he had worked his way by toiling In the grocery store after school
hours. When he returned from Quincy he was made deputy county
treasurer of Nemaha county and served in that capacity two terms, re
tiring in 1886. Since that time he has been more or less actively engaged
in business as an abstracter and real estate agent at Auburn. He was
first made steward at the insane hospital in 1893-94, under the adminis
tration of Governor Crounse. In 1895 he was made district clerk of Ne
maha county and In 1900 was re-elected but resigned the office on his
appointment to the office of steward once again. When his time comes
to retire he expects again to enter mercantile life in Auburn. His broth
ers are in business there and he will probably join his fortunes with
ODD BITS OF NEBRASKA LIFE
(Continued from page five.)
short time would elapse before its suf
ferings would be but too manifest.
Many hours of agitation were endured
by the mother, followed by ineffable
relief at the goodness of nature which
spared the infant.
A spook in female attire has at
tracted the tremulous attention of tht
people about Lyons, so the Sun records.
This strange creature prowls along In
the woods with noiseless tread, flitting
about under the shadows at night In
the most unearthly fashion. Two or
three times she has appeared on the
farms of Ed Grenier and Al Speak
inan. On no occasion has she made
any demonstrations to excite terror,
but the horror of her grew some atti
tude, solemn, silent and Intent, has
aroused every member of the two fam
ilies. No explanation of her ghost
ship's presence is offered.
Wagon tongue swindlers are work
ing the rural districts now. One has
a patent idea of his own which he of
fers to sell to the farmer. The chances
are that the husbandman does not
grab at once. But the model Is left
with him while he is given plenty of
time to think it over. Along comes the
confederate, who oils the farmer with
some smooth language before swallow
ing him. Then he offers $400 for the
scheme. The farmer says he will see
about it, sends $230 for the right to the
patent. The con man expects to coma
again for the outfit as soon as the
original is heard from but he never
Some aesthetic thieves are boasted
by Kearney. Coin has no attractions
for them. Flowers and plants, trees
and vines are the objects of their as
piration. They don't stop at merely
small things either. Last fall they
made a raid on a man's young orchard
and retired with the treets. Recently
they dug up another man's strawberry
plants, stole a number of plum, peach
and pear trees and finally have
marched away Into the darkness with
several large pots of flowers and rare
plants from the front porch of County
A young porker with a paw like a
human hand Is the latest talk of "Plain
vlew. Everybody believes in the truth
of it there and is trying to impress the
belief on outsiders. This remarkable
brute is a product of the farm of Jac
ob Straub. Many people have driven
and walked to his Institution to get a
glimpse of shoat. They say the fin
gers are separate and distinct and
make a remarkable sight. The owner
is giving the pig lessons in civility and
expects it soon to be shawink hands
with all the visitors.
Hen parties are becoming popular in
Dakota county. This sort of deal was
perpetrated at the home of a preacher
recently, with strange yet gratifying
results. Every lady and gentleman
who attended first sought out the
chicken people and engaged for one
fowl. With it under an arm each per
son filed into the house and set it loose.
With the scurrying of hens and cack
ling of women It was a party Indeed.
Their liberty was a little too much but
the folks wanted to show the preach
er's family that the birds were alive
and frisky. They were soon cornered
again and deposited in a shed. There
are various brands and sorts of dona
tion parties, but the chicken racket
promises to be the most fascinating
and useful. If there is anything a
preacher likes, according to tradition,
it is chicken and eggs.
Twelve months ago a Cass county
farmer lost his Waterbury watch. He
was plowing In the field and it dis
united itself from his person and went
under before he knew It. The other
day he plowed it out accidentally. Ac
cording to his statement, which cannot
be disputed. It was still running, hav
ing lost less than five minutes.
Never kill another prairie chicken, is
the vow of a farmer near Broken Bow.
He promises also to let quails alone.
He recently slaughtered a prairie
chicken. Thereby hangs the vow. Like
many other people, farmers Included,
he took much pleasure In bagging these
chickens. Traveling near the railroad
track one morning, gun In hand, he
sighted one of this favorite game. Of
course his aim was true. When he
came to dress the bird ho discovered
a good many worms In Its craw. Curi
osity" slezed him and he proceeded to
count them. Ninety-live cut worms
were lodged therein, whereas there was
no grain whatever. It is a famous
complaint among the farmers that cut
worms are destroying their crops.
For fifteen years a young man of
Endicott has carried a piece of brass
shell, fragment of a 22-callbre Cart
ridge, In his nose. The other day It
came out and he has preserved it as
a souvenir. One time when he was
shooting a 22 gun the shell burst and
a portion of it pinked him on the
bridge of his nose not far from the
corner of his eye. He thought nolh
Ing of It at the time for the wound
soon healed. Some time ago he ob
served a swelling on the spot. Grad
ually it grew larger and crept f.irther
down his nose. It was painful and he
consulted a doctor, who told him it
was a tumor. He made preparation
for an operation, but a short time after
the shell worked Its way out.
It takes some nerve to attempt the
theft of a hive of bees. Some people
possess this needed gray matter for
they do make a try at it occasionally.
A' recent attempt was recorded at Ord.
The bee keeper was C. A. Parmatler.
One day during his temporary ab
sence somebody entered his premises
and tried to abscond with a hive. He
got little farther than the orchard.
There on the ground were found many
dead bees and tracks unusually wide
apart that were certainly not made by
any person on a walk. The hive was
broken as if by u fall, but the bees
which remained alive were working
mournfully over their sweets. Only the
tracks told the tale, but their language
was so expressive and humorous that
the bee man was constrained to ex
cessive mirth in spite of the waste and
meanness of the trick.
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WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS.
Diplomatic difficulties and the routine labor of the office of district
clerk are enough to test any man's capacity. William C. Phillips,
serving his first term in the office has proven himself their easy superior.
He was born in Cadiz, Harrison county, Ohio, on November 10, 1868. In
1871, when he was three years of age, he journeyed to Lincoln with his
father, William P. Phillips, and in Lincoln he has lived ever since. Grad
uating from a grade school he entered the high school and emerged
therefrom, a graduate, In 1887. The art and profession of banking then at
tracted him. He was at once employed with the First National bank
as collector. Of this institution his father had been vice president on
coming to Lincoln In 1871, though he had resigned in three years be
cause of poor health. Mr. Phillips, jr., however, remained with the bank
until in October, 1899, when he severed his connection with it as assist
ant cashier to make his campaign for the office of district clerk. He has
always been a stalwart republican, but this was his first search for po
litical preferment for himself. His election In November, 1S39. was re
corded with a majority of over 1,500 over his opponent. With the excep
tion of one or two second term candidates his vote led the ticket. Poli
tics has not fastened its talons on him for keeps, however. His admin
istration has been wholly satisfactory and he feels favorable to another
term, but whether he becomes a candidate or not he will eventually go
Into business for himself In Lincoln. He Is well pleased with the town,
as is also his family, and has declined several flattering offers
out of the city, on that account. Three lodges claim his membership.
These are the Highlanders, the Woodmen and the Masons. His home Is
at 2939 Q street.