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DAKOTA COUNTY MERAJ SfatclIistWirCiISoei'c ti MOTTO All Tbo Nctts When It Is Neirs. VOLUME XVIII DAKOTA CITY, NEK., FItlDAY, JULY 29, 1010. NU3IDER 48 STRIKERS I THOROUGH Or IY7 GRAND TRUNK PASSENGER SERV ICE ABANDONED AT SOUTH BEND, IND. ORDER TROOPS TO BE READY One Man Shot and Three Detectives Arrested Attempt to Derail Train It Frustrated by Alertness of En gineer. South Bond, Ind. Governor Mar shall Sunday night ordered Capt. Charles 13. Calvert, Company F, Third Infantry, of thla city, to hold his troops In readiness to assemble at a moment's notice. There was spas modic rioting In the Grand Trunk yards all day by mobs of strikers and their sympathizers. Grand Trunk officials announced that no attempt will be made to move any passenger trains through South Bend, orders having been Issued to cancel all passenger service to or from the city. Advices from all along the Grand Trunk system Is to the ef fect that strikers are quiet at all points except at South Bend. Strikers, or their sympathizers, at tempted to derail east-bound passen ger train No. 8 at Olivers, the first sta tion at which Grand Trunk trains stop when entering South Bend. The engineer saw the thrown switch Just in time to bring his train to a stop and prevent heavy loss of life. J. Freel of South Bend was serious ly wounded by John Peck, a detective of Battle Creek, Mich., who with Eldrldge Graham and William McRey nolds, also of Battle Creek, are under uwcot. iirci wtta BUUl 111 luo uavn and Is at Epworth hospital. A mob burned two cabooses and attempted to destroy several freight cars but the arrival of police and fire department foiled the plan. A freight train of CO cars was stalled for seven hours by some one cutting the air hose and taking the couplings, and It tied up five passen ger trains. The police are authority ' for the statement that the stalling of the freight may not have been the work of strikers but of men In the employ of the company, the police believing that the move was brought about as a part of a plan tojjet state troops in the field and thus break the backbone of the strike by turning public sympathy away from the strikers. A crowd of 1,500 to 2,000 men and boys, sympathizers, made an effort Monday night to burn a refrigerator car that had been switched on a crossing west of Oliver's Station. The city fire department succeeded In quenching the flames after the car had blazed for 20 minutes or more. It was evident that the trouble was brewing early in the evening for the mob began to congregate at the June Hon of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railroad and the Grand Trunk. As the crowd increased in size it moved west from Oliver's Sta- tion and when a freight train of seven cars and a caboose appeared on the scene an hour later it was greeted with a shower of stones, spikes and coupling pins. As soon as the train was stopped at the west end of the yards the engine crew was attacked by several foreign ers, but the arrival of Assistant Chief of Police Chappel and a sqhad of po licemen routed tho rioters for the time being. Mayor Charles L. Goeta of South Bend and Sheriff Millard F. Kerr of St. Joseph county instructed D. Cromble, Montreal, first assistant to Grand Trunk chief of transporta ' tion, who has been in this city, that all local police protection would be withdrawn from the railroad yards unless every Plukerton detective was removed from tho city. The private - detectives were withdrawn. Anticipating the possibility of trou ble in the yards. Governor Marshall took time by the forelock and ordered the four companies of the First bat talion, Third Infantry, Indiana Nation al Guard, located at South Bend, Ply mouth. Warsaw and Elkhart under command to MaJ. George W. Fteyer- muth o? South Bend to hold them selves in readiness to move on. to South Bend at 30 minutes' notice. . The governor ordered Gen. Will J. McKee, commander of the state mi litla, who is in the city, to remain in South Bend and keep in close touch with the strike situation. The battalion for the most part consists of expert enced men, the officers with very few exceptions having been in tho service for from five to ten years. Mayor Goetz issued a proclamation urging all inhabitants to refrain from gathering in crowds on the streets and o assist in prevervlng order. WHY NOT MAKE A 3RYAN LOSES OPTION FIGHT TAFT ENDS MAINE CRUISE NEBRASKA DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO ADOPT LEADER'S PLANK. Jommoner's Battle Against Liquor Vain, Despite Great Speech on the Convention Floor. Mayflower Is Scheduled to Arrive at Beverly Thursday Afternoon Much Work Awaits President. Portland. Me. President Taft cruise is rapidly drawing to a close Leaving the waters of Penobscot bay behind, the Mayflower headed for Cas co bay, and anchored off Portland Tuesday night. The president did not go ashore. The Mayflower stopped Wednesday at Biddleford Pool, where Mrs. Louis T. More, one of Mrs. Taft's sisters, has a summer home. Beverly will be reached at three p. m. Thursday. The president will find a lot of work awaiting him there. He also has made a number or. important engagements President Hadley of Yale, who has under consideration an appointment as head of the railroad stock and bond inquiry commission, After passing the night on board the Mayflower at Dark harbor, Isle boro. President Taft and his party visited Rockland for an hour Tues day. He was taken for an automo bile ride and afterward made a little Informal speech in front of the li brary. . " The president hurt bis ankle wnue he was playing golf on the links of the Kabo Valley club at Bar Harbor. De- hlm that he has ever heard. spite the excruciating pain which was No attack made against Bryan by evidenced by a decided limp and facial Republicans or others, In any of his grimaces each time he had to climb campaigns, was ever so bitter as were in or out of an automobile or train, the attacks made by Bryan's old the president carried out the exactltg friends against their old leader. As a program which had been arranged for member of the committee on resolu- him. It included a Bpech, an automo- Grand Island, Neb. Nebraska Dem ocrats Tuesday night delivered a blow to William J. Bryan when by a de cisive vote they registered their un bellet in his county local option plan. Mr. Bryan had labored hard in the committee in an effort to have his Ideas written into the platform, and after being defeated in the committee, he appealed to the convention and in this appeal made the speech of his life to a convention already instructed against him. He pleaded to his old friends. begged them not to repudiate him un less they found him untrue to Demo cratic principles; he threatened state wide prohibition if county option was defeated; he denounced those Demo crats whom he charged with being subservient to the liquor Interests; and he cajoled the unlnstructed dele gates to vote for him and his plans. And then standing aside he listened to the most bitter words directed at A n-TTTicrirwri T?z.rrn k TUT .A - ' - .- I?AOFORI mgm r v - 'llllllMIII .ui'JU"' Mr. William A. Radfoni will aniwi-f questions nnd Klv advice KKEB UP COST on all suojeois pertaining to in subject of mulClng lor the readers or. this paper. On account of hi wide expe rience as Fx! I tor. Author and Manufac turer, he Is. without nnunt, the nlKhesi authority on all those subjects. Address 11 Inquiries to William A. Hudfonl, no. J94 Fifth Ave., Chlcano. 111., and only en close two-cent stamp for reply. It is sometimes quite a problem to design a house of medium size and moderate cost for a large family, if one Is able to put up a residence of unlimited size with wings and ells and third-story additions, at the same time having no thought as to the coat, the task of the architect in providing suit able accommodations for all the mem bers of a large household Is compara tively easy. All he has to think of Is the architectural effect; and, other things being equal, the larger the bouse the more beautiful and Imposing It is from an architectural standpoint. Unfortunately, however, or rather for tunately, the great majority of home builders in this country have to count the cost and have to figure to get the required accommodations in a resi dence of medium size and cost. And it Is just this w hich has brought the science of house planning to such perfection during the past four or five years. Architects have made a spe clal study of the requirements of the small or medium sized residence, with '.he result that today American house planning has reached a degree of per fection never before equaled. The house illustrated herewith Is one of these designs. In slie 29 this purpose which do double duty in this respect, acting both as a water proofing coat and as an artistic color ing. Cement plaster does not require painting so often as clapboards. It Is true. One coat every five years should be enough to keep the building In first-class condition In any atmosphere As a general thing tho cement plas ter tiding Is liked because it gives the impression of permanence and dura bility at a cost only slightly In excess BeldPm -ATri I BcdRm lirrxiyo" I I ioo-xii'r edPm. BEDREgj 10 OUST OFFICIALS rHE GOVERNOR TAKES ACTION AGAINST OMAHA OFFICERS. HUUUCH FILES A CQMPLAIMT NEBRASKA'S RICH La. Alleges Liquor Is Illegally Sold at Many Places and that Officers Refuse to Take Action. Second Floor Flan of that of clapboards. At the same time it affords a slight protection against fire, even though wood lath is used. With metal lath the cement plas ter coating may become a real fire proofing. This design, combining these desira ble modern features of materials, in- tions, Mr. Bryan returned a minority report on the county option plank. This minority report, signed only by Bryan himself, was short and to the point, saying simply: "We favor coun ty option as the best method of deal ing with the liquor question." It was In defense of this report that Mr. Bryan made the speech which will be called the greatest effort of his life. The sentiment towards Bryan was shown when, for more than an hour, the convention called upon different leaders to address it, but not a single one was made for Mr. Bryan. When the final vote was taken, Bryan's plank was turned down 645 to 195 and a direct anti-county option plank Inserted. bile ride and luncheon in Bangor, and a speech and reception at Ellworth. The president was climbing a steep grassy slope leading to one of the greens when his right foot turned be neath him. There was some pain at the time, but Mr. Taft though noth ing of It and continued his game. Later, however, he suffered consider able pain. Surgeon Grayson of the Mayflower dressed the Injured ankle and made a thorough examination. He declared there was no general sprain, but 8 bad strain of some of the tendons. r : s t : (. . - - i . ' '" -V :,''' ".,.)...((:.'.-.. ; .1 . 4 i ' t , . , j f : , ' , -V ' : . , . , , ! v ...... ' .. . ?.!:.. ' . "1 . ' ' , .' i- i ' ' '- i . - - . v --' " ' - ..r ' . . ' ' ' , Vt Swiff" - - n vA1- ;- i t - - -- '' C u--i a , . . . . . i : I ' 1 i i:A . L,, J "- i ft ,J NEGRO IS BURNED AT STAKE WOMAN AVIATOR IS COMING Mme. Mathilde Frank Expects to En ter In Race From Chicago to New York. New York. A French woman, one nf the four or five women who have done serious work in aviation, has Indicated her intention of coming to America shortly for the purpose of attempting a flight from Chicago to New York for the prize recently of fered. She is Mme. Mathilde Frank, -the French wife of a British journal ist Mme. Frank has made several ex cellent flights recently. She flew four teen miles at Mourmelons without stoPDlng. establishing a record as a woman aviator. She Is at present pre paring for a flight across the English channel from Calms to Dover. Freed to Help Harvest Crop. Georgetown, Ky. A novel method to save the wheat crop tf Scott coun ty was resorted to when a number of farmers appeared before the county judge and paid the fines of ten pris oners in the jail In order to get help to harvest the crop. MAYOR KILLED WITH BOMB Vlralnla Village Executive Is Slain Lying In Hammock by Assassin Who Throws Dynamite. Rldgeway, Va. Former Mayor A. H. Bousman was assassinated aionaay Belton (Tex.) Mob Revenges Death of an Officer Two Have Nar row Escape. Belton. Tex. Henry Gentry, a ne gro, eighteen years old, paid the pen alty of his crime murder and intend ed assault at the stake. Two others, a brother and a companion, charged with implication, missed a like fate only through the pleadings of Sheriff Burke and several citizens. Gentry attempted to force an ea trance into the home of Mrs. Lamb, a widow, but was frightened away with a shot by the woman's daughter. Several hours later, while Gentry was being hunted by a posse headed by Constable James Mitchell, Gentry, firing from ambush, killed tho leader Tho posse surrounded the fugitive Gentry made a da6h for liberty and was shot and crippled. He was dragged behind an automobile to Bel ton, where several thousand men and boys waited. TAFT'S ANKLE IS STRAINED President Meets With Painful Accl dent While Playing Golf Puts In Busy Day. Bar Harbor. Once more afloat. by a dynamite bomb which was thrown president Taft and his party on the from the street under a hammock In which he was lying. He died an hour after tho explosion. No clue to the Identity of the murderer or the cause of the crime has been found. Mayflower left Bar Harbor Sunday night for Penobscot and Casco Bay, in which they will cruise until Wednes day, when the ship will be turned toward Beverly. May Restrict Emigration. Pittsburg, Pa. As a protest against working conditions' In mines and mills iof western Pennsylvania, it is inti mated at the office of the Austrian consulate here that the imperial gov ernment may restrict emigration to thla region. Death In Tidal Wave. , Ban Sebastian, Spain. Four pen Wont are known to have perished In a 1-wava which swept the . harbor hero Tuesday and it is feared the death Toll will mount higher. $2,200 Stolen on Warship. Seattle, Wash. Paymaster Eugene A. Frlcou of the receiving snip rnua- Fix Blame for Gun Blast. Washington. The board or army engineers which Investigated the gun delphia. at the Puget sound navy yard, explosion last Thursday at Fortress with Clerk Garrlty, Is under arrest and Monroe reported Monday that the ao- the entire paymaster's corps confined cldent was caused by the failure of to quarters pending Investigation of the aafety device or the tiring mecnan the loss of 12 ZUU Irom the snip Ism to lunction property. safe. Believed Quake Kills Many. Toklo. Many have been killed tn n earthquake and volcanic eruption Tuesday at Usu bay. on the southern side of the island of Hokbasdo. Heat Kills 8lx Pittsburgere. Pittsburg, Pa. Six deaths from. heat in the vicinity of Pittsburg wer I reported for Monday, though the ther mometer only reached ss degrees on the streets. feet 6 inches by 33 feet, and costing $3000, this house gives ample accom-. modatlons for a large family. The first floor is very little broken up, most of the space being given to the large living room, 13 by 28 feet, the dining room, 13 by 18 feet, and the large cen tral Btalr hall connecting these two rooms. Thus more than three-fourths of the entire downstairs space Is avail able for the activities of the home life. The large porch, 26 feet 6 inches by 7 feet, forms a valuable addition also to this space. The second floor, on the other hand, Is divided into five bedrooms, each rather small, yet large enough for all practical purposes. Each bedroom has clothes closet In connection. The general design and exterior ap pearance of this house is or a typo hlch right now is enjoying a great popularity. It is exceedingly simple, terlor arrangement and exterior ap pearance, la one of the best yet produced. GETTING LIGHT FROM JORDAN Scheme to Harness the Sacred River to Supply Electrio Current For v Cities of Palestine. jpORCH I ' 'f - r II I I Jt"-' Sal I I Tl.. C TT 11 ,?!lx.a'0' J" Living Rm Kitchen I I il iHali- i i. Porch -n Dining Pm. First Floor Flan being square and plain and without ornamentation, yet the low hip roof, the grouping of the windows, the pro jecting sill courses and the general proportions of the parts unite to make this a very pleasing design. Cement plaster on wood lath is the method of construction used for this design. Stucco siding has been UBed almost to the entire exclusion of clap boards, shingles, etc., on all houses built during the past three or four years, and has proved entirely satis factory. When this form of siding was Orst introduced the claim was made lor it that no painting would ever be required over it Experience has proved otherwise however, especially In cities where there is a great deal of moke and dirt, cement plaster walls require brightening up with paint the tame as any other surface. There are (pclal paints and preparations for When one has seen Niagara fret ling in its harness and made to light Toronto and to pull its street cars there seems no limit to the affront which the engineering genius of a utilitarian age will put on nature. To be fair to the American and Cana dian exploiters of the great falls, their chains are cleverly concealed from the tourist's eye, and It Is possible to watch the wonder of their rainbows and to listen to the music of their voice without suspecting the bases uses to which they have been put If there is one rtarer on earth which might, one would have thought, be immune, by right of its sacred past, from such malpractlses, It is the Jor dan. Yet, if the scheme now mooted in Constantinople be given effect, the river of Israel will no longer have but the single use of healing the sins of long-haired pilgrims from the Vol ga, coal-black Abysslnlans and pale Copts from the Nile. It will hence forth work an electric lighting plant to give illumination in Jerusalem and other cities of Palestine. From the purely progressive point of view, it is a matter for congratulation that the new Turkey should have advanced so far along the lines of modern de velopment as to contemplate such an enterprise. On the other hand, seeing that, so far as I remember, Jerusalem has electric lights already, and in view also of the fact that the far swifter Barada, the river of Damas cus, could, though more distant, be easily converted to do the same work without defiling the sacred stream, It is almost to be hoped that the pro posal may fall through. If, however, It is adopted, here will surely be light out of darkness, for the Jordan la the muddiest stream in all the near east Pall Mall Gazette. Governor Shallenherger has di rected the attorney general to bring quo warranto proceedings to oust from office Chief of Tollce Donahue' of Omaha. Fred lloye, William J. Hunter and William F. Wapplch, members of the Omaha Fire and Po lice board, for falling to enforce tho liquor laws In Omaha. The governor acted upon a complaint filed with him by Chni le J. Karlmeh, member of the Omnlia Fire and Police board. In tho complain it is charged that houses of prostitution to the number of 205 have taken out government licenses to sell Intoxicating liquors and have no city license, and that they sell beer at all hours of the day and night and on Sundays. Karlmrh alleges that he personally visited the red light district and was solicited to en ter the houses by girls, and that he Informed Chief Donahue of what he saw. The reply the chief made to the complaint, he says, was this: "Your a liar acd don't know anything about it." Karbach calls attention to the fact that Mayor Dahlntnn, In a speech on June 22, said that the 8 o'clock law was being violated all over the state. He said that the mayor, as exofflcto member of this board, has knowledge of the conditions in Omaha. uovernor SIiallenbergeB letter to the attorney general directing the latter official to begin action against the three members of the fire and po lice board and Chief Donahue fol lows: "Dear Sir: I am enclosing you herewith copy of a complaint filed In my office by Charles J." Karbach against John J. Donahue, chief of po lice, and Fred Hoye, William J. Hunter and William F. Wapplch, members of the board of Are and po lice commissioners, city of Omaha, Nraska. "Thla Is the. third, complaint that has been filed agatnta these officers, the charges all being similar, within the last year. The evidence adduced upon the former complaints showed that , there were violations of the liquor laws in the city of Omaha, but upon the express promise of the chief of police that such violation would be discontinued if they were given an opportunity to enforce the laws, I withheld taking any steps to remove such officers at that time. During the past two months my attention has been called to repeated and con tinued violations of the liquor laws In the city of Omaha, and I am con vinced beyond a doubt that there is no effort being made on the part of those whose duty it is to see that the laws are enforced in that city to In any way eradicate the evil or remedy the existing conditions. 'This last complaint having been filed by one who is a member of the board of fire and police commission ers, convinces me that the de fendants named in this complaint are not acting in good faith with refer ence to doing their duty in this mat ter. I am not satisfied that these of ficers are unable to bring about an observance of the liquor laws in the city of Omaha, but on the contrary am thoroughly convinced that they have no desire so to do, and are in fact wilfully neglecting and refusing to enforce the law. "You are therefore directed to Insti tute and prosecute quo warranto pro ceedings In tho supreme court, as by luw provided, agulnbt tho defendants named herein, for the purpose of ount ing said defendants from the official positions so held by them." Attorney General Thompson will begin his suit at once. Although the supreme court will not be In session again until September the taking of testimony in the case will begin at once. A majority or the supreme court will be called together to ap point a referee to take testimony. Twelve Millions Increase Shown by Assessors. With five counties missing the total asF.esHcd valuation of the state as re turned to the State Board of Equaliza tion by county boards is $3!K1,2S6.1S3. The counties missing are Box Butte, Cedar, Deuel, Gage and Keith. These counties were assessed last year at $20,709,296. If theste counties are re turned at the same valuation thir year, Ue total asFessed value of the state will be $110.995, 79, or n In crease of $12,099,1100, the total assess ment last year being $398,9S5,819. Of the increase this year $267,985 was on railroad property. Douglas county contributed $1,671,674 as its portion of the Increase and the ra malnder, $10,160,101, was contributed by the other ninety-one counties. The following table shows the as sessment by counties for the years 19Q9 and 1910. as equalized by the state board last year and returned by the county boards this year. County. 1!I0!. 1S1 Ailiims Antelope nnner ;t.i,tiu:( i ilnc x:i?,4:i! Houiip 8.021, T3 Itox Jlutte 1.743,73 Mend S.fiU.H'iu Hrown KK'S.971 Hnff.ilo 7.1u(,S19 Hurt r..r.;.-j.3:?i Hutler ,S.'.7,04 cub 8,n7.!ir (Vilar 6.4!'i) H49 C'luwe C74.057 Cherry 2.676.7M 6.4M.3f,2 t 6.r40.3!H 3, 415 4,lr.il7 Cheyenne Clny Colfax ., fuming Custer . I n kola , Inwen . I in w son 1 eucl . , l'lxnn .. !.k1k -Ii.jukIi'S IMimly . Kllltnnn) Krnnklln Ktontuir Furnas !.ir,,.iio .d7r..ov 4.W1.337 6..VtS.!M5 7.1 is.:' , 2,571.(135 ' l.nr.2.442 6.23,445 1,437.504 4.012.758 K.307,478 30,755.733 1.426.172 0.7H6.540 3.B13.KH3 2. (Sim. 435 4.222,Hi3 Had It 8omewhre. "Now," suld the lawyer, eyeing the witness severely, "I must have some thing concrete in this case. And your statement so far is not concrete." "No." said the witness, doubtfully, but brightening as he added, "but our new suburban cottage Is." nun 10,0itl,410 Uxrilen (iiirtlttM 4S7.0K7 Oukh.t 2,143.450 ('rout 7 2.4L' Oreoley 2. 106.717 Mull S.5N1.1U0 Hamilton , 359,751 MiirUn 3,60.71U Hhvps 749.103 Hitchcock . . 1.84S.470 Holt 3,WS.2XS Hooker 3MX.150 llnnnrd S, 712,207, Jefferson 6.691,653 Johnson 4.306 .H92 Kearney 4.043,922 Keith 1.940.7S9 Kevn Puha 829.696 Klmlinll 1.3K6.875 Knox Ldincnster .. Lincoln .... Ioitan Loup Mmllson ... MoPherson Merrick ... Morrill .... Nnnce ..... Ne.limllB. . , . Nuekolln Otoe. Vuwnee .... l'erktns .... Phelps Ilerca ..... Plntt Polk Kfd Willow Richard nun Hock Hitllne f"ariy Km under .. Heotfs BlulT frSewnnl .... Pherlilnn ... Sherman .. Hleux Stanton Thayer .... Thomas ... Thurston .. Valley . . . . Washington Way: WehHter Wheeler York ... Totals.. 37 7.599 4:l'i.474 &.192.3U4 2 f.f, 2 3S2 i".252.3:4 7.211.112 5 719.319 6,997.372 ir,O70,7:7 l,OfiV.64: 2.909.41 2. IKS, 179 fl.817.6D0 f.109.4:;i 6.455.03.1 7,36,813 2,615.915 2.010.593 6.419,847 4.111.847 8.458,0:19 37.427.307 1,413,628 ,8l'7,499 3,597.4i'.J 8,726.561 4,267,703 ' '748.123 512.713 2.177.368 702.966 2.194.397 6.821,081 6.6o;i.ii50 3.706,727 761,518 1.892.403 . 3.720.385 4:17,081 3.798,469 16.781. 844 4.280.424 4,135.462 "882.12S 1,366,961 4.960,404 20.393.197 4.931.661 321.252 296.988 6.054,702 353.154 4.365.170 1.080,430 3,387,442 6.421.092 -t, 444. 483 8,536,782 5.049.OS7 1,039.292 4,674,817 4.176.242 7.753.898 6.133,835 3,T,49.179 7,004.221 911.638 7.367,76a 3,803.449 P, 628, 992 1.671.805 7.0O5.632 2,484,059 2,761.506 ' 1.055,0114 3.824.572 5.724.155 476.959 I.0H6.KI4 3.100.386 R.22S.124 4.461,798 4.427,053 5.18,715 7,884,084 . .$398,985,819 $390,286,183 4.744.102 20,009,199 4.678.364 269.262 278.670 5,h87.364 230.233 4.251.776 867,874 S. 396, 804 5,837.96't ' .840.R98S 8.444.58 4.923,406 1.051,755 4.603,689 4,039,216 7.641.939 4 852.416 3. 305.302 6.902,399 837,373 7,200,774 3.825,101 9,362.236 1.526.625 6.828.297 2.286,044 2, 669, 326 1.(161.220 3,701,935 6,648.502 457.368 . 1.676.494 2.947.163 6.033.143 n 4.419.649 4, 472.468 7.683,670 Hogs and Cattle. Compared with last year, the re ports of the county assessors to the State Board of Equalization show that In many instances hogs have In creased In value more than 100 per cent during the year. Cattle also show a material increase, some of the counties reporting the average as sessed value $1 more this year than for 1909. The reports for this year have not yet been tabulated, but the Indications are that the number of cattle and hogs in the state will be j reduced from the number last year. Water Company a Money Maker. The water department has made a better showing, figured as if It were a private company, than it did last year. The city auditor for years has compiled tho statistics of the depart ment In such a way as to answer the criticisms of opponents of municipal ownership, by showing that the city makes money even if its conditions wore those of a private company. "Ity.Mtilitor Ozman figures that in the ear ending March 31. 1910, the city ninde $3'!, 147. 72, on Its water department. Bogus Money Swindlers. An Omaha newspaper reports that two rooming house keepers there have recently been swindled by men who paid them bogus $20 bills in pay ment for lodging, for which good money was given as change. The worthless currency consisted of old bills issued in 1856 by a bank in Georgia, which has not been in ex istence for fifty years. Thla Is the same kind of counterfeit for passing which Axel Johnson and Thomas O'Brien were convicted in the federal court at Lincoln and sentenced to the Kort Leavenworth penlentlary. Some of the samples taken from them are in possession of federal authorities iq Lincoln and Omaha. Supplies Are Rejected. Hecently (tinned poods delivered to the Boldiei"8' home at Grand Island on contract wore refused on the, ground that they were not equal In quality o the tuniple bid on. A quarter of a on of coffee funilsliel by the same contractor to t!:e same Institute has "uw ben rejected as not being equal o t'iio kind contracted for by the 'tate A sample from the home and onie of the coffee delivered were e-it to Land Commissioner Cowles, md after ho compared the two be il proved commandant's duclsloa. Sprlngvlew Bank Case. Judge Lincoln Frost has Issued a mandamus to compel the State Bank ing board to grant a charter for a new bank at Sprlngvlew, the incorporators having complied with the law. The board refused the charter because it considered this little city had a suf ficient number of banks. ? A Peach Distributing Point. Dealers -say that peach shipments in Lincoln for the past ten days have broken all previous records. During this period 125 cars of peaches have been handled. Lincoln has become the largets peach distributing; point in the middle west Court House Bonds Delivered. Court house bondB from I'help county, to the amount of $35,000, were delivered to the state treasurer last week. TheBe bonds were coo traded for many months to bo used for the purchase of IqpJ'