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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD
com SHE JUT
INERS ACROSS LINE REFUSE TO
TAKING A REFERENDUM VOTE
Nova Scotia Workers Advised by Their
Leaders Not to Accept a Com
Chicago. If tho threatened coal
fjtrlko actually cornea April 1 It may
spread across tho Canadian border.
International aspects of tho coal sit
uation were developed when John L.
Lowia, head of tho United Mine- Work
ers of America, rocolved at Indian
apolis a message- from Robert Llvett,
of Calgary, Alta., reporting that oper
ators In western Canada had rofusod
to go Into joint conforonco to nego
tiate new wage contracts. A strike
roforendum, ho said, In bolng taken
umong Canadian minors. In Nova
Scotia, a pooslblo strike of 12,000 min
ors, developed when J. B. McLachlan,
Bocrefary-treasuror, and two board
members of district 2G of tho mine
workers declined to sign a letter ad
vising the mluo workers to accopt a
compromise wago offer for a 20 per
cent cut mako by tho British Emplro
Stoid corporation. Tho Nova Scotia
workors will vote on tho proposal
Ono basic troublo In the coal situa
tion is tho overmanning of tho in
dustry. Operators eotlmato that bo
twocn 100,000 and 200,000 more men
work In tho bituminous mines than
nrs actually noodod, or, rathor, than
would bo ncodod If the mining bus!
mas woro efficiently organized.
Employmont Is moro BUbJect to
flucfuntlor. than porhapa In any othor
lino of work. And tho coal consumer
lias to pay for tho period of ldlonosa,
for In fixing wago scales tho annual
earnings of tho mine workors aro tho
roal starting point. Just as tho build
ing crafts,, whoro tho brlcklayors ordi
narily got a larger hoirrly acalo than
tho curpontors on tho ground that
tholr woiklng yoar is shortor, tho
"slack" season In coal goes on tho fuol
hill in tho form of wages. During tho
elnko of 1019 tho fuol administra
tion, lu a memorandum to tho Whlto
House, not forth that "thonvorngo
wage of tho lowest paid group among
tho mine workors, except boys, la
about $050 por annum, that is, nearly
ISO a month for 12 months, working,
howovar, about 200 days in tho year.
Those aro unskilled day laborors. Tho
similar class of laborors on tho rnll
roads recoiro about $900 por annum,
working about 300 days In tho year.
Slncq, IhoUi tho wago rates havo
been incroa-iod, but tho fundamental
fact remains that ordinary labor In tho
mlnos, In normal tlmos, drags down
for' 200 days or.'loas work-a yonr, as
much -as similar labor (loos for 300
days work in othor linos, and, In fact
'But during tho buslnoss Blump, tho
mlnos havo boon struck bo hard that
even at high wage ratoa tho workors
havo suffered a groat reduction of
earning power. In tho coal fields last
Bunimor men apoko of being nblo to
earn $8 to f 15 a day, but In many lu
Btancoa thoy woro fortunato to got
, ono or two days' work a wook,, as In
tho Peoria field. In iho nonunion
fields whoro wago ratoo )iegan to move
generally downward last fall, tho min
ora havo had moro steady omploymout
than olsowhero. As to how tholr act
ual wcokly earnlnga comparo, how
over, no authentic figures soom avail
"nblo. Tho time lost at the mlnos In nor
mal yoara in moat largoly duo to eon
dlttona over which tho workero havo
no control. Tho United States geologi
cal Burvoy recently Issued figures
allowing that nttlkeu In tho mining In
dustry huvo boon rojponslble for only
one-tenth of tho time lost nt tho infnea
In tho last 20 ye jib.
0 Flics for Congress.
Lincoln, Nob.- Nathan Bornstoln,
of Oinjiha, hni filsd uotlco with tho
Bocrotary ot 1il candidacy, as a re
publican, for 'tho nomination of con
gressman in tho Socorul district.
Dr. Work Ttkc Hays' Place.
Wasb!n$;'on, D. 0. Dr. Hubort
Work tool: tho oath of office as post
maalor gonoral, nuccaodlng Will II.
llnyn, who'had beta h member of tho
C&blrrot lor ono year to the day.
New Guatemalan President.
Washington, D. C Joto Maria Orel
lann, roconlly oloctod presldont ot
Gu&tenialu, wan Inaugurated at Guate
mala City. nscordlnr; to advices ro
Army cf Workers Grows.
' .petroil, M5cb. The numbor ot work
er employed In tho chief industries
fcers ran almost doubled slnco March
1, J881, nccordlnjr to rsport mado
yqblio by tho employers association,
An in.crWBQ or 8,5H workors was
kewn for February, as compared with
1 " Mlnlatcr to Ecuador. '
WMlf tfcb i,. C Gerhard A. Bad
lac, fwmw awfrer of aJllvaukee, Wis.,
wm' nowlwrt by President Harding
o'w mialatw to Ecjaador.
WHEAT GROWERS OF U. S.
ORGANIZE AN ASSOCIATION
Association to Have Control of Export
Sales of Wheat Rcgared as 100
Per Cent Marketing Pool.
Donver, Colo. Plans for tho organ
lzatlon of a national federation of
r4f)iSw -fSP2 1
whoat marketing associations on tho American morchant marlno was pre
contract pooling basis were adopted sonted to congress by President Hard
by a conference of stato associations log with tho declaration that tho in
covorlng practically tho ontlro whoat , fluonco of tho United States in world
producing torritoVy of tho United ( councils Is "sure to be measured by
Statos at n mooting horo. that unfailing standarcLwhlch Is found
Tho now federation, to bo known as In a nation's morchant marlno."
tho American Whoat Growers, associ- Tho president dotallod to the two
atod, will bo placed in operation as
Boon ns tho mlddlo western co-opora-tlve
societies begin tho actual soiling
of wheat, Is was announcod.
Tho now organization, as outlined,
will consist of a hoard of dlroctors
soloctod by tho various stato organi
zations. It Is to hayo control of ox
port salon of whoat nnd will co-ordl-nato
tho domestic activities, arrange
plans to provide for wheat growers
who aro mombora of tho organization
and ostnbllsh a statistical dopartmont
and ndyiso In tho goneral operations
of tho stato organizations. Meantlmo
plans for tho formation of tho federa
tion will bo furthor advanced at a
mooting of tho organization commit
too appointed to bo hold In Knnsas
City, Mo., on March 9.
Tho first action of tho commltteo
was to pass a resolution declaring at
an end tho antagonism which thoy do
clarod had existed botweon tho U. S.
Grnln Growers, Inc., and tho co-operative
soclottos of tho various states.
Civil War In Flume.
London. Tho Italian fasclstl in FI
u mo succooded In occupying tho post
otflco nnd later In subjecting tho gov
ernment palaco, attacking It with
hand gronades and machlno guns, says
a Homo dispatch. Tho Croatos re
turned tho firo of tho fasclstl, says the
dispatch, and a state of virtual civil
war has brokon out botwoon tho Ital
ian and Croatu olomonts of tho city,
The fasclstl aro also reported to have
captured an Italian torpodoboat.
More Brokerage Houses Fall.
Now York. Tho whirlpool of mis
fortuno continued to drag down brok
erage hoiiBos, Tho failuro of Georgo
W. Kondrlck, III, & Co., of Philadel
phia, was announced from tho ros
trum of tho Now York Stock exchnngo
nnd tho Consolidated Stock oxchango
announcod tho suspension of Chnrlos
A. Bertraud, of C. A. Bortrand & Co.,
Bride Accuses Groom, Priest.
Newark, N. J, A brldo of throe
days, Julia Yonnn, 21, cnusod tho ar
rest of tho Rev. M. Simonson Yonnn,
G7, a Nostorian priest, who Bald his
pastorato was in Now Britain, Conn.,
charged that ho first trlgkod her Into
marrlugo and thon threatened to kill
her bocauso Bho rofusod to live with
Lone Bandit Gets $90,000.
Now York. A bandit wearing a
yellow mask shot and wounded Bon
jamln E. Prlmm, assistant tronsurer
ot tho Tiffin Products corporation, In
Long Inland City, nnd oscupod with a
payroll of $90,000.
Irish Leader Slain.
Bolfast. Max S. Groon, chairman
ot the Irish prison board, was Bhot
and killed In Dublin, a Dublin mos
sago announces. Ho was u son-in-law
ot tho lato John Redmond, tho Irish
For Uniform Girls' Dress.
St. Louis, Mo. Recommondatlon for
a uniform dross for high school girls
was adopted by tho woman's chambor
ot commerco representing 72 local or
Indian Situation Menacing.
London. Scattering roports to tho
nowspapors indicated that tho situa
tion in India id cmiBlng increasing
nnxloty to tho authorities, particularly
in. tho Punjab and tho united prov
inces of Bengal. Tho roport of tho
impondtng arrest of MonhnndaB It
Ghandhl, non-co oporatloutat loader, Is
reltorated. .The Dally Nowb saya that
the Prince of Wales has abnndonod
his inlontlon to visit Amrltzar, whoro
it is recalled, troops first fired on agi
tators in April, 1919, killing 300 per
sons. , .
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WILL KEEP THE YANKEE
SHIPS ON THE SEVEN SEAS
Calls for Return of Ships to
Aid of $32,000,000 Annually Provided.
Washington, D. C. Tho administra
tion plan for government aid for tho
houses nssomblod in' Joint session tho
war time croatlon of America's groat
tonnage an experimental venture, as
ho doscrlbod It and then ho added:
"Having failed at such enormous
cost, I bring you the proposal which
contomplatos tho return to private in
itiative and private enterprise, aid to
a conBorvatlvq success, whoroln wo
aro Bafoguardod against tho promo
tion of prlvato greed, nnd do not dls
courago tho hopo of profitable Invest
ment, which underlies all successful
Tho salient points of this proposal,
ombodlod in bills Introduced in each
houso Immediately after the presi
dent's address, follow:
Aid ostlmatod at $32,000,000 annual
ly, to bo provided for principally by
diversion of 10 por cent of tho na
tion's customs receipts.
Requirement that not moro than CO
por cent of tho immigrants to tho
United States bo transported In for
Salo of tonnago now hold by tho
shipping board and uso of tho funds
as a construction loan fund.
Authorization for Induction of
American merchantmen officers and
sailors Into tho national reserve, with
tho attendant allowanco In pay.
Loosens Grip on Egypt.
London. Prlmo Minlstor Lloyd
Georgo announced in tho houso of
commons that tho British protector
ate over Egypt has boon terminated
and that Egypt was free to work out
such national Institutions as might
bo Bultod to tho aspiration ot hor poo
plo. Egypt, with its population of 10,
000,000 Follnhs, Copts, and approxi
mately 100,000 foreigners, has boon
nominally a part of the British em
pire, but virtually constituted a do
pendency of England.
Six Arrests In Taylor Case.
Los Angolos, Cal. Six men wero
arrosted horo In tho raid of what po
lice tormod a narcotic don. Dotec
tlves working on tho mystory Blaylng,
Fobruary 1, of William Desmond Tay
lor, motion picture director, ques
tioned the men. Pollco reported belief
that tho arrosts will develop connec
tion with tho murder,
Detroit Offered Street Cars.
Detroit, Mich. Dotrolt Unitod Rail
way stockholders accepted tho city's
offer of $19,850,000 for Its ontlro city
Bystom. A special election will bo
cnllod for April 15 to havo tho peoplo
voto on tho purchnso proposal, Mayor
Couzens nnnouncod, whon informed
that 'tho company hnd accoptod tho
Ingersoll Factory at Auction.
Now York. Creditors of Robert II.
Ingersoll & Bros., bankrupt makers of
"tho dollar watch," authorized tho
trustoes to Boll tho factory at public
salo April 10 unloss nn offer of at
loast $1,500,000 Is rocolved within tho
noxt 10 days.
Hugh 8. Gibson Marries.
London. Tho marrlago ot Hugh S.
Gibson, tho American minlstor to Po
land; nnd Mllo. Ynes Royntlons,
dnughtor of, a formor Bolglan court
official, is announced In BruBsols' dls-
patch to tho London Timos.
Princess Mary Weds.
London. Princess Mary, tho only
daughter of King Georgo and Quoon
Mary, was marrlod to Viscount Las
cellos, with all tho pomp and dignity
bofittlng a roynl woddlng, Tho cere
mony began in Westminister Abbey at
11:30 o'clock and Boon thereafter the
qouple wore pronounced man and
wito, while tho chimes ot WostmlnBter
rang out the happy messago, and vast
crowds gave tumultuous greetings
Tho sceno ot the ceremony within the
hlatorio wnlls ot the abbey was ono
ot impressive grandeur,
RICH I0WAN SLAIN
BY TWO ASSASSINS
Angclo Ferrari, the Victim, Is Fired
On by Two Men While Putting
Up His Machine.
Dos Moines, la. Angolo Ferrari,
wealthy Italian bondsman, known as
tho "king of littlo Italy," was shot and
killed by two unldontifiod assassins In
a garage at tho rear of his residence.
A bullot from a pistol entered his
right tomplo, passing through tho
brain. Four other bullets took effect
In his body.
Immediately after tho Bhootlng
neighbors saw two men run through
a vacant lot north of tho Forrari rosl
donco. They hurrlod north and aro
bollovod to haVo mado tholr escapo
In a waiting automobilo.
Ferrari and his wife had just re
turned from a wedding. Forrari drove
tho automobilo Into tho garage and
then nncompantod his wife into the
Leaving Mrs. Ferrari In a front
bedroom, Ferrari loft tho houso, say
ing that ho would wlpo tho mud off
tho car before going to bed. Ho had
been gono but a few mlnutos when
tho shots of n revolver were heard.
Egg Prices Still Tumbling.
Chicago. Cheap eggs for Ltfnt was
signalized by a now drop In quota
tions. Prices Bhowod a fall of a cent
a dozen por day for the last 10 days.
Tho wholosale quotation for first qual
ity eggs horo was 24 cents, as against
31 conts on tho corresponding day a
year ago, as well as for ton days back
this season. Mild weather and big
receipts wero tho reason for tho de
cline in tho egg market, which Is In
notable contrast with advancing val
ues of late for othor farm products.
U. S. to .Fix Rail Fare3.
Washington, D. C. Railroad passen
gor fares within tho stat aro subject
to regulation by tho fodoral govern
ment, tho supremo court declared.
Tho court sustained tho lower courts
which prohibit tho Wisconsin railroad
commission from Interfering with the
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy rail
road In putting Into effect Increases
In passenger fares In stato travel
authorized by tho interstate commerco
Wall Street "Wizard" Indicted.
Washington, D. C. Indictments
against Charles W. Morse, Now York
shipbuilder; his throe sons, Benjamin,
Hairy nnd Ervln; CollnH Livingston
of Washington, president of tho Vir
ginia Shipbuilding corporation, and
seven other persons wore returned by
tho federal grand Jury which had In
vostigatod tho war timo transactions
of Morse nad some of his associates
with tho shipping board.
Four to Die In Electric Chair.
.Nashville, Tenn. Strenuous efforts
by friends to stay tho electrocution, of
four men condomned to die In tho
oloctrlc chair hore, havo failed to
sway Gov. Alfred A. Taylor, tho exec
utive said. Charlie Potro, Otto Stev
ens, Tom Christmas and John Mo
.Gluro, tho condemned men, wore con
victed of tho murder last spring of
George Lowis, Knoxvllle, n taxicab
$1,000 for Egan-McMaster Debate. .
Sioux Falls, S. D. Campaign head
quarts for Georgo W. Egan, Indepen
dent republican candidate for the
gubernatorial nomination, sent a chal
lenge to Gov. W. H. McMastor, major
ity candidate, offorlng him $1,000 to
moot Mr. Egan lu a series of threo
joint dobatos on the Issues of tho
8aya Law Will Be Changed,
Des Moines, la. On his loturn from
Washington whoro ho appeared be
foro tho lntorstuto commorce com
mission, Gov. Kendall declared thero
was littlo doubt, but that congross
would repeal tho guaranty clause of
tho Esch-Cumnilns law as well as ro
store full jurisdiction to tho stato on
Suffs Win In Highest Court.
Washington, D. O, Tho woman's
auffrago, or 19th amendment, was de
clared constitutional by tho supremo
court. Tho supremo court dismissed
for want of Jurisdiction iho suit
brought by Chnrlos S. Falrchlld ot
Now York, who sought to challenge
tho couBtltutlonnllty of tho amend
German Ship In New York Harbor. .
Hoboken, N. J. The first ship ot
tho North Gorman Lloyd lino Jto como
Into New York harbor In elgtit years,
steamed up tho bay and rocolved a
rousing welcome from Gorman clubs
and organizations and tho city offi
cials ot Hoboken,
Treaties Sent to Senate.
Washington, Dt C Commltteo con
Adoration ot tho arms conforenco
treatios was completed when the son
ite foreign, relations commltteo ordor
3d, avorUbly roportod without reser
vations, the genoral far eastern nlid
Chinese tariff treaties. In both cases
the action was unHfilmous.
N. D. Grain Law Invalid.
Washington, D. C Tho North Da
kota law regulating grain inspection
and purchase was declared Invalid by
tho supremo court.
Timoly News Culled From All
Parts of tho State, Reduced
for the Busy.
Hundreds of enrp are frozen solidly
into the Ice In a large pond on the
Partington farm, near Havelock, ac
cording to John L. Spldell of Lincoln,
who claims to have discovered them.
The fish hnd apparently fldcked to
the center of the pond, where there
was an air hole, and there had been
overtaken by a zero wnnp when they
were too exhausted for lack of air to
get nwny, Spldell says.
When Leo Nleholnx, hardware mer
chant at Palmer, oned his mall one
evening recently l.e was surprised to
find n $10 hill in n letter with an ex
planation that the sender had at one
time short changed Mr. Nicholas to
the ninount of 1. At another time
ho had taken merchandise from the
Nicholas store to the amount of $5.
The extra dollar was Included for In
terest. Following cremation of his body .the
ashes of the Into Matthew Goring,
well-known Omaha and Plattsmouth
attorney, will be taken to his child
hood home, Kcmpton, Bavaria and
scattered over tho waters of the River
Her, along which he played when a
small boy. The disposition of his ash
es will be In nccord with a wish often
expressed by Mr. Gerlng.
Douglas county post, American leg
ion, was awarded judgment of one
cent by default In Judge Itedlck's
court ngnlnst F. II. Shoemaker, former
labor leader on charges of slander.
It was charged Shoemaker In a labor
speech last December stated "the leg-
Ion was subsidized by the big business
nnd Interfered with picketing among
For selling liquor to Indians on the
Winnebago reservation near Wnlthlll,
Neb., Earl Rose was given n GO-day jail
sentence and n $100 fine by Federal
Judge Woodrough. This Is the min
imum sentence set by law. Rose
plended guilty. Indian agents testified
that Roso sold pint of whiskey for $12.
A cow kicking over a lighted lant
ern was the cause of Hans Schrum, a
fanner residing near Wolbach, losing
his barn by fire. All of the livestock
was gotten out, but tho barn, a quan
tity of hay and grain, several sets of
hurness and a Dodge automobile were
Eighty-six convicts nt the state pen
itentiary nt Lincoln aro now learning
to operate machines for making parts
of shirts, overalls and other work
clothing, and within nnother week
prison ofi'lclnls expect the new fac
tory of the D. M. Obennun company
will be In full operation.
Corn touched 48j cents a bushel
on the Fremont mnrket. Even that
high price, It Is said, Is fnlling to
Interest many of tho farmers who
have filled cribs. Two months ago
com was 23 cents a bushel on tho
The state board of educational
lands nnd funds hns Invested $75,000 of
$1,050,000, the interest of which the
leglslnturo set aside for soldier relief,
In Nelson, 5 per cent school bonds,
Tho bonrd had previously invested
$03,000 lu bonds.
W. E. C'hnpln, 73, banker nnd cap
italist, member of the board of dir
ectors of tho Federal Trust Co., of
Lincoln, and connected with other
financial Institutions of Lincoln, is
dead, after a brief illness.
At n bond selection held In Strntton
for the purpose of issuing $12,500 light
extension bonds to replace n similar
Issue that were declared Illegal tho
Issue carried by the wide margin of
08 to 8.
Influenza Is breaking out In Nor
folk according to physlclnns. City
Physician nolland Is one of the vlc-
I thus. About twenty cases have been
found during the past week.
A potato growers club has been or
ganized nt Gothenburg with a large
membership. Several cars of certi
fied weed have been purchased nnd a
large acrengu will be planted.
William E. McMuhon, former com
mander, of Omaha post, Disabled
Amelca'n War veterans, has confessed
to a shortage of $1,50Q in h!s"5fe-
A new tourist park Is being plnn
ned at Cozad. It will-1 have all the
modern conveniences and will be
larger than the present park.
One hundred Nebraska editors at
tended the forty-njnth annual meeting
of the Nebraska Press Association
Just held at Lincoln.
Wolbach believes It line the young
est purebred hog dealer In the state In
the person of Vlrgll, son of Mrs. W. II.
Mnddox, proprietor of the Glen View
hotel. While but 12, Vlrgll sold three
purebred hogs nt tho Larson & Son
sale for a handsome price, nnd Im
mediately bid in one of the Larson
gilts fpr $52. Those he sold wero his
own raising und which ho earned dur
ing last summer's vacation.
The uncompleted building of the
North American Hotel compnny, re
cently estimated to be worth $225,000,
inclusive of real estate, was sold to
Judgo Nerval, representing Sewnrd,
Omaha and other bondholders, nt fore
closure sale for $50,000.
Tho Jury In the $05,000 damage suit
ot Arlic (Julvcr of Jtentrlco against
Union Pacific railroad brought In n
vordict In favor of the plaintiff for $50,
000. The case, has been the most bit
terly fought'of anj tried In .Je district
court In years and will be appealed
to tho supreme court.
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Approximately 180 lnmnfw of N
brnska penitentiary will goon bo stead
ily employed In tho new prison shirt
nnd overall factory. Installation of
129 Inrge power sewing machines is
expected to ho completed soon. Lnrge
quantities of buttons, thread and cloth
tiro already on hnnd. Tho factory will
probably turn out 125 dozen shirts a
dny, according to Wnrden Fcnton. Tho
entlro product will go to n Jefferson
City, Mo., wholesale concern, which
has contracted for tho labor.
Forty-nine cows, 8 bulls and 14
calves wero bnt-ncd to denth near Lex
ington In n barn belonging to J. Stu
art. The unlmnls wero all choice
thoroughbreds and were tied In long
rows of stalls in the barn when tho
fire started. According to Stuart, ho
was grooming them for his large sale
of fancy stock to be held noxt month.
Tho origin of tho fire, which started,
nbout midnight, is unknown.
Organized fanners of Nebraska arc
opposed to the proposed sales tax to
create revenue for the soldiers bonus
or for any other purpose, II. D. Lute,
of Lincoln, secretary of tho Nebraska.
Fann Bureau federation, wired mem
bers of tho Nebraska delegation In con
gress. Mr. Lute said the fanners sug
gest that funds for tho bonus should
come from either u ,tax on excess pro
fits or from' the Income tax.
Fnlrmdht is In doubt 03 to whether
to light tho town by long distant
electric service or continue Its own.
plant. At a mass meeting tho Public
Service company nnd the Blao River
Power company each made a prop
osition. The mutter was dismissed
when n motion prevailed to print all
propositions on tho ballot nt the
election April -1.
A large golden eagle, weighing 10'
pounds, measuring seven feet from
tip to tip of the wings and three feet
from the tip of beak to end of tall
was caught in n trap by R. L. 'Gray
10 miles south of Falrhury. Mr. Gray
had arranged several steel traps near
a deail hen to catch chicken hawks.
Gerlng and Scottsbluff business-'
men, nt a meeting In which past grlev
ences and jealousies of town against
town were wiped off the slate,. de
cided -to co-operate. In pushing to com
petition Uie raising of $150,000 for
the north-west Nebraska Methodist
The Richardson county bonrd took:
another step In the building of a new
$200,00 court-house when at their-'
meeting, W. F. Grnnndt of Omnhn was
selected as tho architect. It Is not
yet known when active work will be
commenced. Fire destroyed tho five-room home
of W. D. Shnal near Springfield. Mr.
Shaal was alone In tho house nt tlio
tlme of tiro fire and almost suffocated
before rescued. The firemen were "un
able to .save the house or contents..
Tho loss Is estimated at $3,000.
Dan Swnnson, state land commis
sioner, and secretary of the board of
educational lands and funds, has an
nounced thnt he had Invested $75,000i
of tho $2,000,000 bonus passed by the
last leglslnturo In school bonds of tho
city of Nelson.
Seven hundred suits are to be
brought in federal court, Omaha
against pnrties who subscribed for
stock of tho Skinner Packing company
nnd havo failed to mnke payments
Tho subscriptions approximate about
The Omaha Automobile show, the
big auto event of tho year will be
held in. the Municipal Auditorium
March 13-19. The entries give prom
ise of being fully as numerous ns
during former yenrs.
The railway commission hns auth
orized the Monroe Telephone com
pnny, which has 3,000 subscribers at
Monroe, Albion nnd neighboring
towns, to continue present rates, un
til December 1.
Merchants Week In Omnhn this
year, March 0-11, promised to bring:
a largo number of Nebraska and Iowa
business men to the city. A great
entertainment progruni has been pre
pared. At n special election to he held In.
Scrlbner soon, the proposition of a.
new $85,000 school building win ue
placed before tho voters.
The Callaway school district has
voted bonds of $45,000 for the erect
ing of a now high school bullling.
The' bonds enrried, 229 to 73.
A 10 per cent reduction in wages
of grade teachers of tho Steele City
schools has been announced by tho
board of education.
J. D. .Phllllpe, Fremont contractor,,
submitted the lowest bid among Iff
firms, for the construction of the new
Junior high school to be built nt Fre
mont this summer. Tho bid was $157,
409. The thirty-mile gale accompanied by
sleet put 20,000 miles of telephone
lines with 40,000 phones and 300 toll
lines out of commission In the South
Platte district, with a financial loss of
$20,000, M. T. Caster, plant superin
tendent of the Lincoln Telephone nnd
Telegraph Co., announced. Tho heav
iest loss was in Butler county.
A. H. Bymm of Frnklin county,
member of the Nebrnskn house ot rep
resentatives, ' hns filed with tho sec
retary of stato uotlco of his candidacy
as a republican for governor.
The Superior High school will have
a new gymnasium. Tho proposed
building is to be 50xS0 feet Tho
basement room Is to consist of clnss
rooms, which will relieve the conges
tion of tho soventh and eighth grades
and the high school. The ground
floor will mako a gym 30x70 feet, with
a maple wood basketball floor and a
Beating cnp'M'lty of W