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DAKOTA COUNTY I
State Historical Society ' 0.c'
MOTTO All Tlio News When It Is News.
DAKOTA' CITY, NEB., FRIDAYDECEMREU 24, 1909.
FAITHFUL CHRONICLE OF
ALL IMPORTANT ITEMS.
BLACK MAN A HEJtO
NAVIES MANY I.IVKS IX l'lKF. IX
lirapcs from Rinlto ltulltlins with
IiH-st of tin Occupants JiihI ns u Sco
onil fJas l'.x plosion Occur. luina;ro
t- Ktructuw $300,000.
Heroic rescue work on the part of
Washington Johnson, a negro Jnnitor,
Saved the lives of a score of persons
lu the Rialto building, a five-strjry of
fice structure at Js'inth street and
Grand avenuo, Kansas City. Mo., which
was destroyed early Thursday by a tire
caused by r gaa explosion. The loss
la estimated at $300,000.
Johnson discovered the lire and
realizing that a number of physicians
and medical students were sleeping on
the upper floors, he rushed through
the halls shouting an alarm. When he
believed everyone had escaped he
made his way to the street. There he
learned that Charles H. Manley. a
medical student, who slept on the fifth
floor, was still missing. Without a mo
ment's hesitation Johnson ruBhed up
the etairs to the top of the building.
As he started through the hall on the
lifth floor he met Manley, dazed and
half choked, groping about. Taking
the stifled man by the arm the negro
guided him through the smoke and
flames and the pair reached the street
just ub a second explosion shook the
The second explosion occurred Just
us twenty firemen entered the build
inn. Six of the firemen were thrown
a distance of several feet by the force
of the explosion, but none suffered
more than minor injuries.
n.Mi ox nrxx raisi:i.
Omaha Attorney Apolojtlos to Xe
braska Supreme Court.
I. J. Dunn, former assistant attorney
of Omaha, Thursday evening apolo
gized to the supreme court, thereby
purging himself of contempt and was
by the court restored to all his rights
as an attorney and counselor before
the courts cf Nebraska. A' hrfef for
which Mr. Dunn assumed responsi
bility was several weeks ago adjudged
contemptuous, and Mr. Dunn was
thereupon disbarred, with the intima
tion, however, that an apology would
be accepted Mr. Dunn at a previous
hearing questioned the jurisdiction of
the court, but appeared in person and
tendered a verbal and written apology,
which was accepted.
RAID A KANSAS HAXK.
Hot $t,500 anil Make Kscaix Hank
Official Attacks Cracksmen.
Robbers early Thursday blew open
the safe of the State bank of Center-
vllle, near Mound City, Kan, and es
caped with $1,500.
One of the robbers, the last to leave
the building, was fired upon by C. H.
Itrown, president of the bank. The
robbers returned the tire and after a
lively fuuillade of shots drove Brown
to cover and escaped.' Neither was
wounded. The interior of the bank
N10W CANAMAX NAVY.
Cruiser Rainbow Purchased from Rrlt
Canada has purchased from the
British government the cruiser Rain
bow. This is the first vessel of the
new Canadian navy. The government
Is negotiating for the iiurcha.se of a
second and larger cruiser from the
The Rainbow Is a second class twin
screw cruiser. It belongs to the Apol
lo class. It will be used as a trnlnlni
ship for recruits for the Canadian
Codon l'rlce South.
Predictions of the bull clement that
cotton would reach the 16-cent mark
before the holidays were made good
In New York Thursday. The May con
tract wits near that point in the fore
noon trading, and stronger cables fa
vored a rise. The bull traders saw
their opportunity, and on stronger
buying the market went up to the pre
(Jolhain Tire Loss $250,000.
A blazing furniture factory on the
?ast side of New York City lit up the
front of the neighboring tenement
houses Thursday and burned stubborn
ly lor miire man iwo nours. Jt was
extinguished with a loss estimated at
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Thursday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow: Choice
heavy feeders, $ t. 50 ft 5.25. Top
Street Car Men Raised.
The Omaha und Council Bluffs
street railway, which three months ago
successfully resisted the demands of
its employes for a,n increase In wages,
Thursday announced an increase of 1
cent per hour in wages for all Its mo
tormen and conductors.
Kdltor of Farm Paper Pies.
Milton George, 75 years old, editor
of the Western Rural, a farm paper.
died In Chicago Thursday.
COOK AN IMPOSTKR.
Pane Soy He Palled to Find the
The report of the special committee
of scientists which the I'nlverslty of
Copenhagen appointed to scrutlniz
Dr. Frederick A. Cook's claims that hr
had discovered the north pole was
submitted to the consistory of the
university Tuesday morning. Indorsed
by that body and given to the public.
The report shatters completely, al
most contemptuously, the American
explorer's tltlo to such discovery, and
fills the officials and people of Den
mark with charln nt the figure Den
mark Is mnde to assume In the eyes
of the scientific world. The public was
prepared for a verdict of "not proven,"
but didn't expect Its recent hero to be
branded as an Impostor. Many still
cling to the belief that Cook acted in
good faith, but harbored a delusion.
Explorers and scientists almost en
tirely have lost faith in Cook's hon
etsy, while one of his warmest sup
porters, Knud Rasmussen, helped to
frame the report. The eveningajmpers
attack Cook and severely reproach him
for hiding, which they regard as a sign
of guilty conscience.
The rector of the university, ' Dr.
Salmonsen, whenyjuestloncd as to the
possibility of the university canceling
the degree which It conferred on Dr.
Cook, said that no decision had been
reached, but he thought the degree
could be withdrawn the same way the
government could deprive a person of
an order obtained under a false pre
tense. FIVK PFRSONS PF.RISH.
AH tlx Dead Arc Members of Ono
Five persons were burned to death
Tuesday in a fire that destroyed a
frame dwelling house In Sherwood
Park, Yonkers, N. Y. All the dead
were members of the family of Theo
dore Fredericks, who loBt his life In
the fire, together with his wife and
their three children.
The members or the family who
perished, besides Mj. Fredericks, who
was 37 years old, were his wife. Mrs.
Hettie Fredericks, aged SO; Ernest
Fredericks, 9 years old; Katie, aged 4,
and Fannie, aged 3. A sixth person
was overcome by smoke, but was tak-en-ut
I IRE IN A SHIP YARD.
I'lant at Ncubui-Kli, X. Y Practically
Iest roycil Loss $2.0,000.
Half of the plant of the Thomas
Marvel Shipbuilding company located
at Newburgh, X. Y was destroyed by
fire early Wednesday morning. The
fire originated in the boiler room of
the plant and soon destroyed the big
forge shop adjoining. Several vessels
under constructlon-in the big yard es
The loss is estimated at $250,000,
probably covered by insurance. The
flames could be seen for many miles
up and down the Hudson.
Insane Asylum on Fire.
Fire in the Central hospital for the
insane at Jacksonville, 111., Tuesday
night destroyed the north wing of the
institution, threatened destruction of
other portions for hours and for a
time caused much anxiety among asy
lum officials in preventing a panic and
escape of the pnt'ents. It is believed a
few of the inmates are nt large.
Xcw York Dressmakers Hounded Pp.
A general roundup of the fashion
able dressmakers alleged to bo impli
cated in the "sleeper trunk" frauds,
through which expensive French
gowns were Imported without pay
ment of duty, was begun by the fed
eral authorities In New York Tuesday
Several modists were arrested.
Cook's Data Vague.
The general belief is held at Copen
hagen that the commission having
charge of the investigation of Dr.
Cook's polar records will report that
Dr. Cook's papers do not provide a
basis for any well founded sciun title
Drastic Check on Strikes.
Business has been so demoralized
by the coal strike in Now South Wales
that the legislature Friday took th
drastic step of passing a bill rendering
both strike leaders and employers who
instigate or aid a strike or lockout lia
ble to a year's imprisonment.
Dakota .Man Gets Job.
President Taft sent to the senate
Tuesday the lung delayed nomination
of Lieut. Gov. Howard C. Shober, of
South Dakota, to be auditor for the In
terior department, succeeding Hubert
Premier Yl Stabbed.
Premier Yi, the head of the lforean
cabinet, was stabbed and fatally
wounded Tuesday at Seoul by a Ko
rean, Yie Chalni-yong.
Boon to Playgoers.
A fine of $100 for theatrical man
agers who permit late coming patrons
to be seated during the progress of a
play Is fixed in an ordinance passed by
the city council at Cleveland, O.
I'.x-ltaukcr Goes Free.
In district court at Tecumseh, Neb.,
Tuesday a Jury returned a verdict of
not guilty and Charles M. Chamber
lain, charged with wrecking the Te
cumseh Banking house, is a free man
Bishop of Fargo, X. I,
The pope Tuesday appointed Rev.
James O'Rellley, now rector of 8t. An
thony of Padua, Minneapolis, Minn.,
to the bishopric of Fargo, N. V.
AIRSHIP 8F.r,N AT NIGHT.
Hovers Like Rlrd Over Town of Vor
. renter, Mass.
Flying at a speed of from thirty to
forty miles an hour, a mysterious air
ship Wednesday night appeared over
Worcester, Mass., hovering over the
city a few minutes, disappeared for
about ttvo hours and then returned to
cut four circles above the gaping city,
meanwhile using a searchlight of tre
mendous power. Thousands of per
sons thronged the streets to watch the
The airship remained over the city
for about llfteen minutes, all the time
at a height that most observers set at
about 2,000 feet, too far to enable
even Its precise shape to be seen1. The
glaring rays of its great searchlight
were sharply defined by reflection
against the light snowfall which was
covering the city at the time. The
dark mass of the ship could be dimly
seen behind the light.
After a time it disappeared in the
direction of Marlboro, only to return
later. At the time of the airship's vis
it Wallace E. Tllllnghast. the Worces
ter man, who cla'med recently to have
Invented a marvelous aeroplane in
.which he had Journeye'd to New York
and returned to Boston was absent
from his home and could not be lo
The visitor from the clouds was
first sighted over Marlboro at 6:30
o'clock. The slxtecM miles between
Worcester and Marlboro was covered
In thirty minutes.
An a'rship was sighted over Marl
boro, Mass., Wednesday night, going
northwest at thirty or more miles an
hour. Persons In all sections of the
city had a glimpse of It. Its general
course, they say, was in the direction
TO CLIMB MT. M'KIXLEY.
Expedition Leaves Fairbanks to Re
Ready in the. Spring.
The expedition that was organized
lev-eral months ago, at the height of
the Cook-Peary controversy, to ascend
Mt. McKlnley to test Cock's story that
he reached the summit, set out from
Fairbanks, Alaska, Wednesday with
dog teams and supplies to establish a
base at the foot of the mountain, to
be ready to make a dash for the sum
mit in Mj'ch at the first break in the
The party is composed of Thomas
Lloyd, William Taylor, Charles Mc
Honlgle, Peter Anderson, Robert Horn
and Charles Davidson, all hardy Alas
ka pioneers and famlHar with the
mountain. They will forfeit $5,000 if
none of the party reaches the summit
ROOF BLOWX OFF HOUSE.
Child Killed and Four Hurt In Natur
al Gas Kxploslon.
Audrey Condrey, 10 years old, is
dead, her mother, Mrs. Charles Con
drey, will die, and three other mem
bers of the family were seriously in
jured ns a result of a natural gas ex
plosion at Muskogee, Okla., Wednes
day. Mrs. Lillian Harris, who assist
ed In rescuing the family, was serious
Plumbers in completing gas connec
tions in the Condrey horns left an
open pipe. When the gas was light
ed the explosion followed. The roof
was blown off the house.
Jury Falls to Agree.
The government will have to try its
big fraud case ail over again. The
Jury in the case of Joseph McMahon,
a former assistant customs house
weigher, reported Wednesday in New
York it had failed to reach a verdict
and was discharged. McMahon was
paroled under his former bond of
Whisky Warehouse Burns.
A fire which for teveral hours
threatened the destruction of an en
tire block in the heart of the
business center of Cincinnati, O., Wed
nesday night, destroyed the five story
whisky warehouse of Sol and Sig
Friedberg and the firm's stock of
whisky, valued at $125,000.
False Alarm at White House.
Nearly one-half of the Washington
fire department made a run to the
White House Tuesday, where it was
supposed there was a lire. It developed
that one of the automatic alarms had
gone off by accident.
Steamer (iocs Ashore.
A steamship, believed to tbe the
American, from Puerto, Mexico, for
New York, went ashore at North
P.rigantlne beach Tuesday, but after
wards floated and proceeded north,
Robbers Fail to Gi t Cash.
After cutting all the wires In ihe
central telephone of'lice at Abheyville,
Kan., Tuesday, robbers made an un
successful attempt to dynamite the
vault of the state bank of that town
A Christmas Tragedy.
Rather than fa.ee her six children
.""hrlstmas morning without presents
or money to buy them, Mrs. Sarah Fu
nis, of Philadelphia, Pa., Wednesday
went Into her ktchen, turned on the
gas and ended her life.
United States Setiator McLaurrn
lied suddenly Wcdnraday night at his
home In Brandon, Miss, Death was
due to an attack of heart failure, and
came without the slightest warning at
Charles L. Warrlner, deposed treas
urer of the Big J'"our railroad, pleaded
guilty to embezzlement In the com
mon pleas court at Cincinnati, O..
Wednesday and was sentenced to serve
tlx years in the Ohio penitentary.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Trustworthy-Reports on Status
ot Liquor Traffic.
BLIND TIGER IN PARSON'S BARN
Editor R. D. Wilson Describes Condi
tions In Kansas Total Disregard
. for the Prohibition Law
til in That 8tate .
Unsupported statements that prohi
bition can or cannot b enforced are
of little value. The reader must Lave
the proof from those who know.
Dr. Joseph P. i'eclval. a prom
inent physician of Norfolk, Neb.,
In a letter dated Sent. 27. 1909,
says: "I lived In Kansas for four
and a half years, and during that time
( became thoroughly disgusted with
the way the llquof question was han
dled there. ' I visited the old town
two weeks ago and Jn a town of about
1,000 people I saw eight drunks In
one day, which is possible only In a
prohibition state. Strict regulation
and local license Is the only system
for regulating the traffic."
Dr. J. F. Callen, edltpr and propri
etor of the Pittsburg Kansan, under
date of Sept. 29, 1909, 'writes: "My
paper Is outspoken Jn opposition to
prohibition. I am prepared to prove
prohibition to be the greatest Incubus
to business ever Invented. I am op
posed' to prohibition because I have
seen the busjness wrecks that strew
its pathway. I am a temperate man
and In favor of temperance.'"
In the Pittsburg Kansan of Oct. 2
appears an Item about the arrest of
the keeper of a "blind tiger," as fol
lows: "Saturday the police swooped
down upon a parcel express and dray
man named Ed Gibson, who. has been
doing a land office business in booze
for three months past. Gibson got a
bondsman who gave bail Jn the sum
of $500 for his appearance Monday
morning, but when Monday morning
arrived' Gibson had flowji and the
bondsman Is In debt to the city $500
If he cannot produce his client. Gib
son packed his dray that he had been
using to haul booze In and departed
for Missouri between two suns. ' In
Gibson's departure Rev. Durboraw of
tho Rlghth street Methodist church
loses a tenant and . his stable on the
rear of his parsonage next to the
church Is now vacant. One box of
beer was all that was left there the
first of the week to show the business
that had been going on for months In
the shadow of the ch'urmh and on the
premises of the pastor. A well beaten
path through the alley shows where
the thirsty wended the'r way for irri
gation supplies. When the attention
of Rev. Durboraw was called to this
fact by the Kansan, he explained that
the people on Eighth and Ninth
streets used the alley a great deal.
He said he had to adm.it the transac
tion was a joke on him. But had the
editor of the. Kansan rented his barn
to some one and the renter turned It
into a blind tiger supply house and
ran it for three months we are lot:i
to think Rev. Durboraw would' regard
it as a joke from his point of view.
Another peculiar thing Is that our
lynx eyed and keen nosed policemen,
who are accused of break.Ing into
Bleeping rooms of tenant houses and
ransacking other barns and outhouses,
passed to and fro wlth.ln a stone's
throw of this place hunting booze ven
ders and never even smelled this
place. The superintendent of the same
church rented a barn to a blind tiger
keeper on East Seventh street a
couple of years and had a padlock In
junction placed on it. It will now be
In order- for Brother Wooley, the
county attorney, to padlock the stable
of the Methodist parsonage jn order
to prevent the pnstor renting again to
some one to run the same kind of
business. In face of these and other
similar Instances, Rev. Durboraw still
contends that prohibition is a success
and does not create hypocrites."
The Old Story.
n. D. Wilson, editor of tho Kimball.
Neb., Observer, resided In Kansas for
llfteen years. He wrjtes: "The little
town In which I lived In Kansas was
what Is termed a "wet" town. For
many yeurs we hud two Joints, oper
ated under the fine levy system. Every
month the marshul arrested the joint
keepers for selling liquor Illegally,
und they paid a fine of $50 and costs
per month. A preacher came along
and put them out of business. After
that there was more drunkenness,
and the formerly good town became
dead. The large number of farmers
who formerly came to town went Jo '
other places. With the open saloon-"
Ihe 'city dads," of whom I was one,
could control the sale of liquor, close
the places on Sunday and at 11 o'clock
p. m., and at any time regulate them
and say who should not get liquor.
After they were closed the bootleggers
got bnhy, and we never could In any
case lay our finger on the eu'prlt.
More than that, our streets Boon
showed the effects of cutting off the
license revenue $1,200 a year. The
city went in debt and Is in debt today,
although the same amount of liquor Is
The Pittsburg Kansan says: "State
taxes are nearly a million dollars, Jn
excess of anything levied before!
That's the situation in Kansas. Do the
the people like it? Not much, but they
that dance must pay the fiddler."
MRS. STEVENS AND
President of W. C. T. U. De
scribes Conditions in
PORTLAND ARGUS DEMURS.
"The Flow of Liquor Poura Steadily
and Constantly Into Main
Through Well Known Chan- , ,
nele" The Record of .
r ! i Drunk. . . i .
Some of the best daily newspapers
of Maine are giving testimony of the
failure of prohibition. The Portland
Daily Argus of Sept. 18, 1909, con
tained the following editorial:
"The prohibitory law throughout
our state Js enforced better than for
many years, and as a whole It has
never been better enforced than now."
That Is the news Mrs. Stevens brought
to her W. C. T. U. audience In llangor
this week. If the news be true It
strikes us as one of the hardest blows
prohibition ha received in many a
day. If after over half a century ot
experience the prohibitory law has
never been better enforced than now.
its record Is one of continuous fall
tire on prohjbltlonist testimony. How
Is .the law enforced nowT -
What are the evidences T Here In
rortlaud, the leading city of the state,
enforcement has been shown to be a
sham. It was left to an outsider, the
Rev. Mr. Pringlo, to .show up the
sham, and to compel the seizures of
liquor' by wholesale which have been
referred to as evidence that the law
was being strictly enforced. So no
torious have been conditions here
that only a few weeks ago the Stur
gls commissioners threatened SturgjH
enforcement". That the threat has not
been carried out further Indicates the
humbug of enforcement In Cumberland
county. In York county things are
little better. We quoted the other
t ay what the Rev. Father Dupont felt
constrained to declare publicly In
rl.nreh last Sunday, ot his experience
In Hlddeford: "During the many years
I have lived in Bjddeford' I have never
Been so many drunks on the street In
tne day as I saw a week ago t-Vdaj'.'
And "the prohibitory law has never
been better enforced thnn now!" In
Androscoggin county similar condi
tions prevail, although the county is
Infested with Sturgls deputies. As
for Penobscot county, a sufficiently
vivid .Idea of the prohibition farce In
Bangor Is given In yesterday's dis
patch to the effect that while the W.
C..T. U. parade went down the street
"the saloons were running as usual."
That Is what they have been doing for
years; apparently thai Is what "they
will continue to do for years to come
And these are but the surface s!gns
of an "enforcement" which - Mrs.
Stevens asserts is the best the state
has had ,in years.
Under the surface the flow of liq
uor pours steadily and constantly in
through well known channels, and Is
distributed through all varieties nt
agencies. The record of drunk nr
rests tells the story Portland, for In
stance, with a per capita average
three or four times that of "wettest
Milwaukee;" Bangor with a record un
der the Sturgls regime wihieh ex
ceeds any annual exhibit In her hjs
tory. And so It goes. And yet, tic
cording to Mrs. Stevens, the law hns
never been better enforced In the his
tory of the state than now! What a
confession of failure this Is!
But no evidence of failure can dis
turb Mrs. Stevens. Since that lady
Is a professional prohibitionist, this Is
not surprising. Prohibition advocacy
Is her business, nnd naturally she la
not going to undermine her business.
Let the fullure of prohibition be gross
and palpable, Mrs. Stevens Js ready
with her argument In its favor. Pro
hibition at its worst, she declares, is
better thnn license or any system of
regulation. Fanaticism of this ex
treme defies facts and common sense.
It is not to be argued with, but ex
hibited as illustrating the length to
wh.lch fanaticism will go. As for the
assert Ion, the facts' of experience
make It ridiculous. Of the fifteen or
sixteen stateH that long ago tried pro
hibition, not prohibition at its worst,
but Just prohibition of the ordinary
type, nearly all of them have discard
ed it, after prolonged tr.lal, for some
practical ttystem of regulation, and not
one of them shows any Inclination to
repeat the experiment. Facta do not
disturb Mrs. Stevens and her cult but
facts are stubborn things that cannot
bo talked down.
The Worcester ru,ily Telegram for
a year published every day u com
parison of the arrests for drunkenness
for that day and the same day under
license; why has the Worcester Dully
Telegram ceased publishing these fis
tires? Uecause, as In the case of At
lanta, Ga., drunkenness has increased
so rapidly as to wipe out the favorable
margin and show a halanco on ths
It li Different Now.
The Anti-Saloon League started out
publishing statistics of arrests In At
lanta, Ga.; for the first few montha
under prohibition they looked very
well; why don't they puhllbh them
SOUTH SIOUX CITY
From tho Hecord
Mrs. Mary Rymll, of Homer, Is nt
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Will
Mrs. It. O. Born Is nt Hornbk. la.,
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Edward
Miss Stella Wllley. of Tender, was
tho guest of her friend. Miss Bucile
Macomber, over Hundny.
Mr. and Mrs. W. It. Hiley expect soon
to move to their new home In Morning
side at I'nkinsou and Fourth nvenuc,
John Bartlett returned from Haward-
en Friday where he Is in tho employ
of the Northwestern as a civil engineer.
Mr. nnd Mrs. A. H. Stlllimm. of
Walthlll, were the guests of Mrs. IStlll
nian's father, Uev, J. N. I'hlllips,, this
The John Hay.clKrove house is fast
neartng completion. Mr. Harelgrove
expects to move Into his new home In
a short time.
Mrs. Cnrry B. Wilson, of Fort Doflee,
In., is here visitliiK her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles A. Austin, of Walk
Miss Betilah nrnnnarmnn Is nt home
for the holidays. Miss Brannurinan Is
trimmer for one of the leading retail
fctores at Des Moines, la.
J. P. Meredith has taken over the
Will Hllven livery barn and took pos
session Monday. He will move Into the
Bllven house as soon ns George War
ner moves to a new home.
Mr. nnd Mrs. C E. Scott, who have
been on a claim near Buff. In Hock
county, have returned to South Sioux
ity and will take up their residence
In the Murphy building over the Rec
A change has been mnde In the llsrht-
Iiir plant at the Odd Fellows' hull. The
Kas lights formerly used In the lodge
room have been put down stairs In the
nan, and a iiewplnnt Inntulled In the
Mrs. Wm. Luther returned Thursday
from Georgetown, Wash., a suburb of
Seattle, where she was called a few
weeks ago by the Illness of her rinuirh
ter. Her daughter passed away while
sne was mere,
Dennis Flynn, serllon foreman o-
thn Omaha, had the misfortune t.,
get the thumb on his right hand caught
between two rails one day laHt week,
severing the end of that member. The
wound Is be t!lng nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. George Kohlmeyer re
turned home Saturday. Mr. Kohl
meyer had been at Jerlco Springs,
Mu where he was nt the deathbed of tu,n localities where there is eompcti
hls father. Mrs. Kohlmeyer was visit- tion, that one operator will test more
Ing her brother at Wakefield during
NOTICE TOB BIDS.
Notice Is beieliv given flint on or he-
. . January- 1, J S 1 0. sealed bid
will, lm received nt the county clerk's of-
flee, Onkotii tllty. Nvi,., for furnishing
hooks, inanKs umi stationery as follows:
lteeonl 8 quires, plain enrlu
Records, 8 quires, printed beads, eneh.
Records, 8 quires, printed page, each.
General Indexes. S miire. rn,l nri,,.
Numerical Indexes, g quire, ruled.
All liookif to be mnde of best linen
ledger paper, full Russia binding, to open
flat, and to correspond with books now
Iiatttrhaads nd EnTalopti. I
Letterheads, printed, empliu bond or;
equal, per M. '
hnvelonea. printed, man la. Ha Nn in
p,l';v'loi,,. prletedj' nia-nlta. ls- 12.
Knvelopes, No.' 1 size, ' 9,' fhlte;
printed, per M.
Panfords, StafToid's or Arnold's Ink.
Spencerlnn. Gluclnum or Gillette's
pt-.-is, per gross.
- Falier'H or JMxon's ponclls. pr gross
Senate Scratch l'mls, per donen.
Legal blnnks, lull sheet, per 100
Legal bliinks, half sheet, per 100.
Legal blanks, quarter sheet, per 100
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Separate sealed bids will also bo re
RublMiIng the delinquent tax list.
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any Hml all bids. Accepted bidder to give
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trnct. Dakota City, Neb., November 30, 1909.
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.The almost Impassable condition ol
the country road. throughout the
state preventing farmers from getting
to town with corn and produce has in
spired Secretary of State Junkin to
suggest a plan for good roads, which
ho believes has never been talked of In
any of the many good roads conven
tions. "In order to prevent a repeti
tion of the bad reads now prevalent
throiiKyut the state It Is time the
state Itself was taking some official ac
tion In the matter. I would suggeste
that the next legislature enact a law
providing that the county board may
make n levy and use a portion of the
county funds for the construction of
a rond running east and west and an
other running ' north and south
throughout every township In the
state. These roads should be con
structed as nearly as possible through
the center of the township none liv
ing in any township Would' be
be only a short time before the state
would have no poor loads. , By put
ting the roads as near ns possible to
the center of the township would be
more thnn three miles from the good
road. As soon as the good rond in
built I am sure the farmers who did
not live upon t would soon make good
roads leading Jo it. Under this plan
It yt-'1 lie possible to go clear across
":, :;t. t" in any direction on good
Food Commissioner Mains Is check
Ing up and InvcHtiunting cream test
ers. . lie has discovered that In cer-
. butter fat In cream than there reallv is
in order that he can get the the busi
ness of that producer. The same op
erator, in order to save his employers
. from losing too much money because
' , ,y . . .
of over-test, will rut down the
butter fat In the ( ream of another cus
tomer whose trade he has. The
creameries have assured the food
commissioner that they oppose this
over-testing und under-testing, as It
works a hardship on them. One
creamery sent an itemized statement
, , ho ..
, V' the r',,),, commissioner showing
how much cream it had bought which
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"""""I " ,Bt o"1 'H the- operator had
certified. The creamery hus to take
. . 3
, me test as furnished by the operator,
, tne test as rurnish
;,whi f- Md n comrr
'V' rtlnoiint of IW
mission according to
enn he purchase.
TtF.nn 1. 1 , .. . ..
m il ur nun i-omiieten ma invegtlga
tion the food commissioner expects to
revoke a few licenses.
State Ai'"or Barton has stirred up
hornets' ni.t In Missouri by ruling
that the form of the policy used by the
life companies of that state cannot
be used lu Nebraska. The particular
portion M the form to which tho aud
itor objects Is this: "This policy la
registered and secured by a pledge
j f ,'on,la or deeds of trust on real es-
mhw uiMi!iiieo wiin i iis department.
From Missouri word has come to Lin
coln that ibis form of policy has been
prescribed by a law over a quarter of
century old und that tho policy upon
which1 it Is stamped is absolutely se
cured. Auditor Barton Introduced a
bill in the late legislature to prohibit
the stumping on policies of the state
auditor. This bill failed of passage,
so the auditor simply made a ruling
which Is being observed by the honu
Miss Nellie Leach has completed
the recording of probably the longest
articles of incorporation ever Hied in
the office of the secretary of state.
The articles provided for the consoli
dation of the Missouri raclflc lines
and contained 63.000 words, of which
several pages were the names of the
stockholders. The record made 120
pagres in the large record book,
Within a few days Walker Smith
corporation clerk In the office of the
secretary of state, will have complet
ed checking over the delinquent cor
porations, and then, tho first of the
year, the names of the delinquents
will be certified to the various county
clerks. After that the corporntlona
so po.'ited will be considei od as having
gone out of business and dissolved.
Thero will be no i'urther proclamation
In tho matter from the governor. The
tie liniments number about 4,000.
The supremo court has met unain,
a nil still nothing bus been done with
I. J. Dunn. Attorneys for the disbarred
iisshitant city attorney of Omaha have
twice Hied motions for the court to
revoke its order of disbarment, ufter
which Mr. Dunn will apologize. So
far as the records show, und the gen
eral public know, those petitions have
taken up llttie, of any, time of the
court. They have simply been Ig.
The board of public lands and
buildings has boiTght a stoker for the
Hastings asylum. This will enable the
fireman to feed the furnace without
handling the coal, as the machine)
Adjt. Gen. Ilartigan has Issued a
statement thanking the members of
the National Guard en behalf of tho
governor and himself for efforts put
forth tu lmpre- service.