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J J o State Historical Society ' 0.c' MOTTO All Tlio News When It Is News. VOLUME XVIII DAKOTA' CITY, NEB., FRIDAYDECEMREU 24, 1909. NUMBER 17 CURRENT HAPPENINGS FAITHFUL CHRONICLE OF ALL IMPORTANT ITEMS. BLACK MAN A HEJtO NAVIES MANY I.IVKS IX l'lKF. IX KANSAS CITY. 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 building. 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 was -wrecked. N10W CANAMAX NAVY. Cruiser Rainbow Purchased from Rrlt tsh Government. 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 I'.ritish admiralty. 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 navy. 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 dieted figure. (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 $250,000. 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 hogs, $8.25. 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 North Pole. 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 Family. 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 and revived. 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 caped damage. 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 Judgment. 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 H. Person. 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 mysterious visitor. 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 cated. 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 of Clinton. 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 winter. 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 ly burned. 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 $2,500. 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, apparently undamaged. 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 6:30 o'clock. 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 FROM KANSAS 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 consumed." 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 PROHIBITION MAINE President of W. C. T. U. De scribes Conditions in That State, 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 Other Bide. 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 now? SOUTH SIOUX CITY From tho Hecord Mrs. Mary Rymll, of Homer, Is nt the home of her daughter, Mrs. Will Hunan. Mrs. It. O. Born Is nt Hornbk. la., visiting her daughter, Mrs. Edward Hherrard. 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 week. 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 er's Island. 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 ord office. 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 lodge room. 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 his nbsence. 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: j Books. lteeonl 8 quires, plain enrlu Records, 8 quires, printed beads, eneh. Records, 8 quires, printed page, each. General Indexes. S miire. rn,l nri,,. ed head. Numerical Indexes, g quire, ruled. mis. eacli All liookif to be mnde of best linen ledger paper, full Russia binding, to open flat, and to correspond with books now in "' Iiatttrhaads nd EnTalopti. I Letterheads, printed, empliu bond or; equal, per M. ' hnvelonea. printed, man la. Ha Nn in per M, p,l';v'loi,,. prletedj' nia-nlta. ls- 12. Knvelopes, No.' 1 size, ' 9,' fhlte; r M, printed, per M. Stationery. Panfords, StafToid's or Arnold's Ink. per qunrt. Spencerlnn. Gluclnum or Gillette's pt-.-is, per gross. - Falier'H or JMxon's ponclls. pr gross Senate Scratch l'mls, per donen. Blanks. Legal blnnks, lull sheet, per 100 Legal bliinks, half sheet, per 100. Legal blanks, quarter sheet, per 100 Legal blanks, elglitbh Hlieet, per 100. Separate sealed bids will also bo re ceived for: County printing. RublMiIng the delinquent tax list. I'rliitliig bar docket and election bal- uii'ty'Via nov"0r f"rm niul kepplng t,ie county pititperH. Count v lull VHlelnn The lioniil reserves the rlarlif tn vet lonf any Hml all bids. Accepted bidder to give """'i ur iiiiuiiui performance of cun trnct. Dakota City, Neb., November 30, 1909. W. L. ROSS, County Clerk. ' ' -iW ' ifl r Hllrr DDD'tt CDCnl oiiffcnni k W-" L Mt T l-.l-u. A fvfnl will ttlflkkO you Olir tiriliB.riiir.iMiAfnnitr Prize Collection 11 the flniwt i Tarai. 1 iplnnd.il ; Oni.., a b ran. Utsai Ml irln.ll.,.rlf kalln i Tnri(t!i"i la &U, ttl'AUAN'l'KKIll TO fLtAKC Write to-day i Mention this Paper. SEND 10 CENTS toemr tt" nd (ueklni and tmln thte valuable or. ua poaiuaKI, toraltur ollk mil big ...... . .....u.ii, mrra aim riant nt, film ail about Iba liaat varlrtLa ol Kli, I j.nu, . 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I.at cat alylea, pattern!, druikmalting, millinery, plain aewimr, lanry needlework, liuirdreiii(t, etiquette, V'xid itnriea, etc. Only W cenu a year (wordi double), including a Irce pattern, bubtcribe today, or tend tor aauiulo enpy, WONDERFUL INDUCEMENTS r lo Ajenti. Toital bringa premium dialogue and new lath prixe ollera. Addrcta rui hccux co.. m t ia w, nib si., miw vdln A sL'.'.-,"l WaaTaTataTjatkhaUP LINCOLN irmrirm .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 roads.'' 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 ,,,., . . . , ., , . . . """""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 companies. 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, e a 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. nored. a 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) works automatically, 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.