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Girls' Children's Caps
Pretty knit and bearskin Caps, in all
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All the Girls' $1.60 Bearskin Caps Saturday
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Men's $6 Muskrat Caps... $3.08
Men's Sealskin Caps, $3.98
Men's $10 Beaver Fur Caps
BRIAN'S IDEA OF TAXATION
(Continued from First Page.)
greater than the amount of Interest re
turned for the preceding blennlum. This
is attributed . to the Interest being in
creased from 2 to 3 per cent for the aver
age bally balance of state funds deposited
In the various depository banks.
State School Funds.
By the pasnga of senate file No. IMS of
the last legislature, providing for the pay
ment of warrants by the state treasurer
and the Investment of same la the school
fund when sufficient money is on hand in
such fund, thereby taking these warrants
from the hands of speculators who lesire
to carry them as an Investment, the rec
ords of this office are placed In such shape
that our book shows the total amount of
state Indebtedness by the daily balance of
such registered warrants, and no general
fund warrants have been registered for the
holder of same since April 5, 19u7, so that
the school fund has the benefit of the In
terest accrued on all warrants owed by tho
general fund of the state.
The money -received from Investments In
warrants, from bnds coming due and from
payment of principal on school land has to
be reinvested by the noard of Educational
Iands and Funds and the records of this
department for the last four years indicate
an average yearly Investment of over
Ii, oio.ooo. I relieve the various county and
school district bonds which will be offired
for sale will be Inadequate to consume this
mm of money available for Investment,
and tills will require the buvlna; of other
tate securities, aa has been done In the
past. The records of this department show
a larger Income received by reason, of buy
ing these bonds direct from the states
which Issue them, and they also show art
Increase of from V4 to 1 per cent for bonds
purchssed this biennlum over the income
received on bonds purchased for the pre
ceding biennlum. makina- an additional an
nual Income .of I10.831 on the amount of
bonds purchased dur'ng tho last two years.
In order to pixlntsln this precedent which
lias been established, of aolng out mid buy
ing bonds direct. I would recommend that
an appropriation be made available to this
board for the continuation of buying bonds
Uect from the various states.
Greargr Wants l.ona Terra.
0efora Governor Sheldon selects a, auo
ressor to James K. Delsell, member of the
Stat Board of Education, whose term ex
. plred some months ago., he will have to
pass upon a proposition which" has, It Is
reported, been put. up to him, which In
volve! considerable detail.
It la reported that Charles Gregg ot Kear
ney, already a member of the board. Is
anxious to be reappointed, but his tlmo
does not expire until next year. By then
Governor-elect Shallenberger will be at the
head of the state and Gregg does not de
sire to trust himself to the consideration
of the democratic executive.
80 he has proposed to Governor Sheldon
that he will resign. Then, Instead of ap
pointing Delsell for a five-year term, the
governor can appoint him to the full term
and appoint Delzell to fill out the Gregg
term of one year. This would put It u to
Delsell to take his chances with the Incom
It Is reported on the most reliable au
thority that Gregg has made his proposition
to Governor Sheldon, but that the governor
has as yet not decided what to do In the
Delzell, It la reported, wlfl make no ob
jections to the preposition if the governor
decides to permit Gregg to resign and ap
point him for the five-year term.
Falling to make this proposition work It
Is said Gregg is in favor of the selection
of R. J. Barr, principal of the schools at
Grand Island, to succeed Delzell, and flie
latter also favors this If he cannot get the
In the meantime the name of Hon. Peter
Mortensen has been prominently mentioned
for the place. Mr. Mortensen has' served
as a member of the board when state
treasurer and. Is familiar with the needs
of the two normal schools.
Fight for Speakership.
The speakership fight has reached the
slow dog-trot stage and already some ot
the aspirants are almost winded.
At this stage of the game Henry of Holt
county has the lead and there ia no doubt
about that. Dividing the old members with
Henry, is Graff of Cuming, between whom
there Is no illfeellng. The western coun
ties, so the card reads, are about equally
divided between Taylor of Custer and
Bowman of Nuckolls.
Then comes Pool of Johnson and Clark
of Richardson with the southeast portion
of the state for either of them, with Henry
Gerdes In the background ready to pick up
after any mlsttake either makes. Pool and
Clark are going to divide the Douglas dele-
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Pickering Umbrellas Are
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17 Tears In This Location.
gatlon after it gets through with Stoecker.
R. E. Lee Herdman was down here one
night this week and had a conference with
Clark of Richardson, and this is taken to
mean, considered along with other straws,
that Clark will find a friend In some of
the Omaha delegation. Pool, however, is
not objectionable to the Omaha bunch, and,
it is a case of whlcji of these two has the
best hand when the showdown comes.
It is reported than Henry is for county
option or prohibition, but, strange as It may
seem, that has not alienated from him tne
support of several members who are op
posed to county option In any form. These
men give It out that the liquor question is
not to enter into the organization of the
house, and whichever candidate attempts
to secure votes by reason of his stand on
the liquor question Is going to be swatted.
In the meantime E. O. Garrett, late can
didate for lieutenant governor on the dem
ocratic ticket, has gone back to work for
the American Book company. He takes the
Job he was supposed to have resigned when
he Jumped into the political game.
Cone and Richmond Meet.
The gladiators met in the lobby of the
I.1ndell hotel this noon and neither shed
They were Trenmore Cone, the leather
lunged stateman from Saunders, and
Henry C. Richmond, the democratic oracle
from Fremont and the national committee.
These two are fighters. For days they
have been arrayed against each other in
a political battle and the chief clerkship
of the house is the purse.
At the conclusion of the conference.
which mipht have been a horrible bloody
fight, but wasn't, each said:
"There will be no compromise."
Then each satisfied his friends that he
had the job nailed down. Cone had fifty
four members of the house promised, his
friends said. "Richmond haa a cinch," aald
And then each hustled for the depot to
catch a train for distant parts of the
state to butoon-hole other representatives
who have promised no one.
Howell Draws ray.
Lieutenant Governor Hopewell today
drew a warrant from the state auditor
for $30.28 for serving the state aa gov
ernor for twenty-eight daya. During thla
period Governor Sheldon waa out of the
Ktute on business In the interest of the
state, but he drew no pay for the time
he was gone. The twenty-eight days cov.
ers a period from September So, 1907 to July '
Cannot Escape Tax.
According to an opinion written by Deputy
Attorney General Grant Martin, one cannot
escape the payment of personal taxes by
removing from one county to another, un
less he flies an affidavit of poverty. It Is
not only the duty of the treasurer in the
county where the delinquent originally
lived, the opinion says, to make diligent ef
fort to collect by distress warrant any de
linquent taxes, but it Is also the duty cf
the treasurer In the county to which the
delinquent has removed to collect the taxes
due the same as upon execution, together
with his costs, and after so collecting to
forward the same to the treasurer of the
proper county. ,
County Attorney E. E. Ross of Merrick
county, who asked for the opinion, had a
case in mind where the treasurer of Mer
rick county sent a distress warrant to the
treasurer of another county for the purpose
of collecting delinquent taxes egalnwt a
party who had removed. The county treas
urer to whom the distress warrant was
sent said the tax debtor refused payment
and said he would fight th matter out
in court, and the treasurer returned the
Mr. Martin says it is the duty of the
county treasurer, under section 11057, Cob
bey's Annotated Statutea, 1907, to collect
the taxes due and return the money to the
proper county, and if he wilfully falls and
neglects to perform his duties in matters
of this kind, he forfeits his right to office
and may be removed therefrom. He is
further of the opinion that a county treas
urer who wilfully falls to execute such war
rant would be liable to th county ag
grieved upon his official bond for any dam
ages that such county might sustain. There
are at least two remedies for his failure to
act. First, this being a duty enforced upon
him by law, it may be enforced by a man
damus in a proper case. Second, the only
endorsement upon the distress warrant that
justifies a county treasurer in returning it
without collection Is the one that shows no
property could be found belonging to the
delinquent whereon to levy and collect the
same. If thla return Is made when the de
linquent really has property It would be
equivalent to making a false return, which,
under section 110&4 makes the officer liable
for double the amount of taxes, with Inter
est and costs, to be recovered in the name
of the county.
DETAILS 0FMURDER GIVEN
Coroner's Jury Finds Nicholas Far.
rena Acted Without Felonious
Intent In Fight.
TEKAMAH, Neb., Dec. 11. (Special Tele
gramsAt the Inquest held at Decatur
over the body of Lester Ball, who was
killed in a row there Wednesday night,
the Jury returned tho verdict that Ball
came to his death by blows Inflicted with
out felonious intent, by Nicholas N. Far
Farrens was arrested and brought to
this place, but as County Attorney Slng
haus is away the time for the preliminary
hearing was not set.
Farrens and several others had been to
Onawa with grain and were returning on
the ferry boat about sundown when the
boat commenced to leak. It was run on a
sandbar to keep It from sinking. Lester
Ball heard of the trouble and took a row
boat over to help get tho horses off and
awlm them ashore. The horses were all
gotten across about 11 o'clock and when
Farrens got Into the boat to go over he
missed his jug of whisky. Some one told
him Ball had taken is across some time
When Farrens landed he immediately
hunted up Ball, who had taken the Jug to
his home. Both men had been drinking,
and after wrangling for some time. Ball
agreed to go home and gret the Jug, Far
rens and two or three others going along.
When half way there Ball turned on Far
rens and nearly knocked him down by a
blow on the Jaw. Both men took off their
coats and went at In. Farrens pounded Ball
unmercifully, breaking his jaw and nose
and bruising him up terribly, from the ef
fects of which he died In thirty minutes.
Ball was 34 years old, married, and had
four children. Farrens is a well-to-do
farmer living east of Decatur.
Lester Ball is a son of Ellsha Ball, whom
it was first reported was killed.
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Prophet Says Lord Waa Not with JHm
or Waa Taking: m Va-
KANSAS CITT. MO., Dec. ll.-"The Lord
was either not with us or was on a vaca
tion. Now, I know my faith was wrong,
that I was mistaken." '
That Is the statement of James Sharp,
better known as "Adam God," who was
captured In Kansas late yesterday. It was
Sharp who last Tuesday led his followers
Into a battle with the police that has al
ready resulted In five deaths. A. J. Selsor,
aged 72, an Innocent bystander, wounded
by a stray bullet, la the last of the vic
tims to die. Selsor died at the hospital at
midnight last night.
It is a penitent and humble prophet that
sits In his cell In the police station here
with the responsibility of five deaths upon
him, but he insists he was misguided and
acted in good faith.
"Honestly, captain." he said to Officer
Whltsett, "I believed that we were doing
right and that it was God's will. When the
bullets commenced to hit me then I had a
revelation. I am glad to be back and want
to stand for anything that God wills. Oh,
it is terrible.
"I had a nice farm In Oklahoma and was
doing well when I believed I was called,"
he continued. "Now I have no money, my
children have left me and we have mur
dered Innnocent men.
"I'm up a stump, brother. But It was
all the fault of the faith. I saw It all as
soon as the bullet hit me,
"I expect to be killed," added Sharp In
answer to a question. "I don't care how
quickly It comes. I only want time to
write a letter to my followers, and tell
them that the faith was wrong."
valued at r 2. OOftOOa To South America,
which cornea third on the list, wo exported
172,000,000 worth of manufactures, of which
122.000,000 waa In Iron and steel manufac
tures and $9,000,000 In. refined mineral oil.
The value of manufactures exported to
Asia In 1908 waa 172,000,000, Of thla 125,000,-
000 waa In Iron and steel and $23,000,000 In
refined mineral oils. To Oceania $40,000,000
worth ot manufactures were sent, $14,000,
000 worth of which was In Iron and steel
Africa received during the year $10,000,000
worth of our manufactures, Iron and steel
showing a total of nearly $3,000,000 and re
fined mineral oils $2,600,000. v
SENATOR BROWN SEES TAFT
Nebraska Member On of Several Who
Par Respects to Presl-deat-Elect.
WASHINGTON. Deo. It President.!...
Taft today had conferences with Senators
Kiureage ana Gamble of South Dakota,
Brown of Nebraska and Henropntoti.
McGulre of Oklahoma, McKlnley of Cali
fornia, Blms and Sweeney of Tennessee,
IOWA TOWN SUFFERS IN Fll
Nearly tho Entire Baslneaa Sectl
of Town of Patton Wiped
. Ont by Blase.
FORT DODGE, la,, Dec 1L (Spe
Telegram.) Fire last night swept out
entire business portion of the little tq
of Paton, twenty-five miles south of hi
andfor a time threatened to destroy
entire town. The loss Is estimated at t
000. The amount of Insurance has not
been complied. The fire started from
defective flue in Agnes Welch's mlllfm
store and spread to Elmore's general stoi
and from, there to the Paton hotel. T
meat markets, a barber shop, a blacksrr
shop, the telephone exchanges and sev
other buildings were destroyed. The gj
eral store of Fowler & French was sa
as was French's $10,000 home. Fourtj
merchants and professional men ere w
out places of business.
LIST OF EXPORTS IS LARGER
More Manufactures Shipped Out This
Year Than Any Preced
WASHINGTON. Dec. 11. More menu
factures were exported from the United
States In the tlttcal year 1908 than In aiy
preceding year, aggregating In value
three-quarters of a billion dollars, accord
ing tj the annual report of the chief of
the bureau of statistics of the Depart
ment of Commerce and Labor. His report
shows that the value of exports to Europe
is Increasing yearly, being $368,000,000 in
19U8, as against $36S,000,OUO In 1907; $318,000.
000 In 19i and $2l3,000,OUO in 1906. In 1908
19 per cent of our manufactured exports
went to Europe. Copper led In value of
exports to Europe of this material, $97,
000,000 being sent. Refined minerals came
next, totalling $56,000,000, while of Iron and
steel manufactures the value was $47,000,000.
The value of manufactures exported
from this country to all North America
during the year was $189,000,000, of which
the principal Item was iron asd steel.
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Mr. Taft has accepted an Invitation J
lunch with the president tomorrow.
LEATHER GOODS SALE
. We have on sale a large cq
elgnment of Leather Goods, co
slsting of Ladles' Handbags, L
dies' Pocketbooks, Gentlemen
Pocketbooks, Card Cases, etc., i
The line consists of about l,4t
dlfferentiteruB. No two alike, ai
will go on sale at manufacture
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