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i S3 Ill Ncbr aska Advertiser W. W. SANDERS, Prop. NEMAHA, NEBRASKA Grunt opportunities exist In Spain for American farm Implements. Among Mowers tho chrysanthemum Ik said to II vo tlio longest after being cut. Germnny sends 2U.000.000 feathers a year to Midland for millinery pur poses. rerhaps London did not care for "The College Widow" because it had never met her. Every father of seven or more chil dren Is practically exempt from taxa tion in France. With a big deficit In her budget Jailan Is not yearning for war at the present moment. HnlHiill lsihard manfoTdll. A face like his would have been tho death of an ordinary man long ago. Tho collection or anthropoid apes In the Regent's Park Hardens, London, is the llncst ever brought together. A lecturer assorts that American babies cry because they are overfed. How In tho world did ho over Hnd out? Ogden Armour carries only $2.50 Willi him when he is In Hut-ope. Ho doesn't want to bo tempted to over tip tho waiters. A Columbus, O., man saved ills life by clinging to a mule's tall. Tho grave yards aro full of men who tried, this method and failed. Ono firm of lour men having their headquarters near the Illinois river gather $100,000 worth of pelts every year, which aro sent to Europe. A Philadelphia, doctor says now that It Is whiskered men that make kissing dangerous. lie must have a friend In tho safety razor business. Cuba exported $l,s:i0,02:i worth of tobacco, $9G5,:$10 worth of cigars, $24, 284 worth of cigarettes and $11,555 worth of cut tobacco in March, 1908. Thcro arc 300 paint factories in this country, making over 100,000,000 gal lons of paint a year and tho business demand is increasing faster than the facilities. If tho matter were to be put to a votes of males between. 10 and 20, tho schools would' bo closed and nil mathe matical problems would bo worked out on score enrds. Tho 'symptoms aro that tho print paper and wood pulp schedule will have to wait and take its chances with tho others. Mennwhilo it will remnin sacrosanct. Depositors of a busted Japaneso bank havo formally requested tho president to commit suicide, whereas In this country tho depositors aro ex pected to do that. It is reported that a well-known football player Is suffering from tho effects of overstudy. This sounds ex tremely like a story that can bo cor rectly classed with tho nature fakes. Gold has been discovered In tho Philippines. Thoso islands may yet pay handsomely. Alaska was long called "Seward's Folly." But It Is ono of tho finest Investments any country ever mado. A young man in Now York was ar rested for kissing girls on tho street, but explained ho kissed them because seeing so mnny pretty girls sot him crazy. What a wave of osculation would strike Baltimore, exclaims tho Baltimore American, if tho number of pretty girls turned mascullno headB llko that. Franco 1b confronting a serious prob lem In tho excess of the death rate over tho birth rate. It Is moro than a national It Is a world tragedy for a nation so conspicuous in history and in romance, in poetry and gallant achievement as France to bo com pelled to face, even remotely, the pros pect of dying out. A foreign nobleman who has been visiting in this country says that American girls aro foolish to marry for titles, as tho titled husbands are no good and do not represent tho best of their class. He need not bo giving this out for information, after tho ti tled fortuno hunters themselves havo been doing everything in their power to publish broadcast tho samo knowl edge. A new German law provides that tho Gorman language shall bo used at all public meetings in all parts of tho empire. This Is part of tho sys tematic effort to bring about tho Gor manlzatlon of Alsaco, Germnn Poland and tho Danish districts of Schleswig Holstein. Tho number of people af fected is nbout 4,500,000. Language is tho mightiest implement of con quest. NEBRASKA NEWS GRAND ISLAND MAN A SUICIDE AT COUNCIL BLUFFS. ACCUSED OF DIAMOND THEFT Was Engaged to be Married to Iowa Young Woman Next Month Employer Confident of His Innocence. Robert. TJrown, son of E. R. Brown of Grand Island, Neb., who lias been a resident of Council Bluffs for nearly a year, committed suicide Thursday. It has not, been determined whether Brown was driven to tho act through ovor-FonsIllvoness or fear or exposure of tho alleged theft of two diamonds of the value of $150. His employer 's firm In believing Brown guiltless. Last .December Homer Scarr, a bank clerk, had two diamonds stolen from !i!s loom. Blown ni the time roomed across tho hall. Scarr scouted the idea that Brown had taken the stones and would not consent to an inquiry with liim as the suspected person. Brown was engaged to bo married next month to Miss Margaret Coylo of Council Bluffs. Recently Miss Coylo was' given a diamond by Brown and Brown was seen wearing another stone. Scarr's father and tho chief .... ;y;..s?s. CHURCH AT LOUISVILLE TIPPED of police quetsioucd Brown about, tho diamonds, Brown declaring his mother had given them to him. Brown con sented to bring tho stone he had at his room to the station for examina tion. After an hour's wait tho chief telephoned Brown's rooming bouse, when tho discovery of Brown's sui cide waB made. Tho affair lias cre ated a sensation. Brown was an ex emplary young man and had made many friends. Ho was 20 years old. INCREASE IN LAND VALUES. $6,000,000 Boost Reported in Red Wil low County. Tho predicted boosting of tho as sessed valuation of tho state which Ii was thought would be caused large 3y through tho increased valuation of real estate is borne out by a report of the county clerk of Red Willow county to Secretary of State .lunkin. Tho report shows that real estate in Red Willow county was last year listed at $4,444,150 full value and this year it was increased to $10,300,000. From overy quarter comes reports of a large increase in real estate. Othor properly is also supposed to show an increase, but tlio greatest is looked for In real estate for the reason that tills is the first revaluation of land since tho ei-.iotmont of tho general revenue law. This law provides for nlufiip: land every four yeas, while personal property is listed each year. When the present revonuo law first went Into effect it was said real es tato was not valued at Its actual worth. The railroad tax commission ers have since used this statement as an argument In favor of the lowering of their taxes or an lncroaso in land values. This year tho new county assessors wore cautioned by the state board to assess all property at its full value and the results are now up 1 earing. The total assessed value of ail tho property in Nebraska last year was $329,413,349. Beforo tlio county as sessors went, to work It was predicted that this would bo Increased tills year to $:!50,000,000. Tho state board will oot tjiko up the work or equalizing between counties and clauses of prop erty in counties until It complotes tlio raluatlon of railroad property and also adjusts values of railroad prop erty In towns under tlio terminal tax law. Paid Inheritance Tax. Tho estato of tlio lato Ford Lewis of Beatrice Thursday paid tlio sum of $1,440.05 into the county tres.sury un der tho inlierltanco tax law. This is tho first of tho cases settleil which were recently begun against tho es tates by tlio county attorney. FALLS UPON CIRCULAR SAW. Fllley Man' so B?.dly Cut He Cannot Live. Willlain Kay, a young man who has been working on the farm of Charles Hagerman, about two miles south ol Fllley, was fatally injured about five o'clock Thursday afternoon while working around a sawmill. Kay was helping saw cottonwood lumber and was struck by the log carrier while near the machine. He wns thrown upon the swiftly revolving saw, light ing upon it on ills left shoulder. He was unable to save himself, though tho machine was stopped as quickly as possible. His left arm was almost severed from his body and a deep gash was cut In liis hack, through which his heart and lungs were plain ly visible. Kay is 24 years of age and has been working for Mr. Hager man for some time. His mother liven in Colorado. He is a grandson of Mr and Mrs. William Smith of Fllley. PARSONAGES NOT TAXABLE. If Owned by Church and Not Rented for Profit. Parsonages owned by church or ganizations and not rented for profit arc exempt from taxation. This Is the decision of the state board of equalization and taxation. Under the recent law property used exclusively for religious purposes is exempt from taxation. In some counties parsonages aro not occupied and in many Instances assessors have taxed them, but there has been no uniform ity throughout the state. As the tax ation of property has been completed s A. OVER BY RECENT CYCLONE. by county assessors this ruling comes too late to be applied -by the asses sors this year, but it is supposed the state board can strike out all such property when It revlevs tlio work of assessors. Under tho old revenue law many disputes and several suits were instituted to settle the right of churches to have property that was used as a parsonage exempted from taxation. In some cases the churches rented residences from private par ties and then asked for exemption. Under the ruling mado by the state board all this is cleared up, though there is nothing to prevent persons from appealing to the courts. Tho state board rules that parsonages owned by a church organization, who! her vacant or occupied by a pas tor, and not rented to 'other persons for profit, are exempt from taxation. NEBRASKA MAN IS PROMOTED John R. Berg Given Place of Respon sibility at Washington. In t ho reorganization of the govern ment, printing ofllco at Washington by Public Printer Leach, John R. Berg of Nebraska gets a good place Mr. Berg, formerly chief of the Con gressional Record division or the office, lias been promoted to tlio office of superintendent of work. Ho will have charge of the mechanical out put of the big piintery. Mr. Berg camo to Washington from Nebraska City as compositor on the Congres sional Record in 1SS3. We was with in four years thereafter promoted to proof reader, and in 1897 was made assistant foreman of the Congres sional Record division. In 1903 he was made foreman, which position he resigned to accept his promotion. Test Free High School Law. The free high school law passed by tlio last legislature Is to bo the subject or a combined attack from seevral school, districts in Richardson county for tlio purposo of testing the validity or this act. For 12 years va rious persons in tlu office of the state .superintendent have tried to secure tlio adoption of a valid freo high school law, a law that will permit a pupil living in a district whore there is no high school to attend a high school, tho cost of his tuition to be paid by a county or district tax. Two or three such laws havo been de clared unconstitutional by the su premo court. Sonator King of Polk introduced S. F. 217 in tlio last leg Isiaturo and it became a law. It pro vides for tlio payment of 75 cents a week by each non-resident pupil, the district of his residence to raise the money by taxation, NEWS OF THE WEEK Most Important Happenings of the Past Seven Days. Interesting Items Gathered From ail Parts of the World Condensed Into Small Space for the Ben efit of Our Readers. Miscellaneous. Caleb Powers, ex-secretary of state of Kentucky, twice sentenced to death for killing Gov. CJoobel at Frankfort and .lames Howard, an alleged accom plice, have been pardoned by Gov. Willson. The case has attracted in terest throughout the country and thousands of petitions have been pre sented to Gov. Willson asking that tho men bo set free. A Whitehead torpedo containing 220 pounds of gun cotton wns exploded against tlio monitor Florida at James town, Va. Tho vessel withstood tlio explosion and the test was declared a decided success by naval oHiccrs. The conductors and motorinen on the Joplin & Pittsburg railway havo gone on a strike. Twenty-seven persons were danger ously Injured when a Missouri, Kansas &. Texas passenger train plunged from the track into from three to, live feet of water near Clinton, Mo. One person was killed outright and three others probably fatally injured when a "Roller Coaster" train Jumped the track at a Denver pleasure resort. In the Republican primary of South Dakota Senntor Kittridge was defeated for renomination by Gov. Crawford bj 2,700 majority. In an explosion and fire which par tially destroyed the packing plant of Morris & Co. at Kansas City, one man was killed outright and four others Injured, one fatally. The monetary loss will be upward of $200,000. The firemen were handicapped by tho flood waters of the Kaw river which surrounded the buildings to a depth of three feet. The Lucitania clipped seven min utes from the record of her sister ship, the Mauretania, on her last trip from Queenstown to New York. The time was four days, 20 hours and eight minutes. Roy Skibbe. a 12-year-old boy, was drowned in the flood at Topeka. In the capitol graft cases at Harris burg. Pa., the jury was ordered to acquit ex-Treasurer Snyder, ex-Auditor Mathlus and the ex-superintendent of ground 6(1 buildings, Shumalter. Chester" A. 6'Connell, a machinist, was taken from a freight car at New York crazed from want of food and water. He had boarded the train at Jacksonville, Fla., and had been locked in for seven dnys. By means of the vote of Senator Foelker of Brooklyn, who was taken to Albany from a sick bed, both of Gov. Hughes' anti-race track gambling bills were passed by the New York senate by one vote. The bills will become a law at once. Tho president and Secretary Taft have served notice on Panama that the coming election must be conduct ed fairly. If It Is otherwise the United States will intervene. As the result of the recent local op tion elections held in Oregon 270 sa loons havo been abolished. Seven persons were injured at Cleveland, O., when a charge of dyna mite was exploded under a street car. Thieves broke the display window in the jewelry store of Hyman, Berg &. Co. of Chicago and escaped with CO gold watches and miscellaneous jew elry valued at $15,000. The jury in the case of Raymond Hitchcock, tlio comedian, lias returned a verdict at New York of acquittal. He was charged with mistreating young girls. Twenty-two thousand visitors at tended the Confederate reunion at Bir mingham, Ala. The Kaw river reached 28.5 feet above low water mark at Kansns City this year, just ono foot higher than the flood of 1904. At their annual convention In Mil waukee there were 1,000 brewers pres ent representing an aggregate capital of $080,000,000 and giving employment to 2,000,000 persons. Their annual out put is 58,540,000 barrels of beer. The flood conditions at Kansas City wero worse this year than in 1904. Business on the live stock exchnnge wns entirely suspended owing to tho yards being flooded. R. P. Duncan, a leading attorney of Stanberry, .Mo., apparently without cause, shot down City Marshal Butler in a crowd of 40 men. Butler will die. Daniel F. Kollar, former captain in tho United States army, has been con victed of stealing blank checks D-om tho quartermaster at Fort Sheridan. A decrease of more than 22,000 in the number of idle freight cars in tlio latter half of May Is shown by a re port of the American Railway associ ation. In the local option election at El dorado Springs, Mo., tho liquor ele ment won by a piajoiity of 35. Frank Good, a young former near Peabody, Kan., killed his three moth-, erless children and then committed, suicide. Despondency over the death of his wife who died last month is given as the cause. Rumors that Attorney General Bona parte was to resign are positively de nied at the White House. The big rail mill of the United States Steel corporation at Ensley, Ala., lias resumed operations. Dr. David Jayne Hill, the American Ambassador to Germany was received in audience by Emperor William at Berlin and warmly greeted. Dr. Hill succeeds Charlemagne Tower at Ber lin. Senator Warner of Missouri is slated by the Taft managers as chair-i map of the committee to notify the! secretary of war of his nomination. William K. Vanderbilt's colt, North-! east, won the Grand Prix race atl Paris which is wortli tills year about. $72,000. The National Republican Committee- lias decided a.l the contests submitted to it, Involving 219 seats in the con vention. Secretary Taft was given 21 G delegates and Senator Foraker 3. The Allison Glass works of Cen tralia, III., employing 1100 men has filed n petition in bankruptcy. Heavy rains throughout central Kan sas have caused the rivers to rise again and another flood along tho Kaw is predicted. The Standard Oil company lias been convicted of rebating in the federal court at Rochester, N. Y. The maxi mum fine that can be assessed is $800,000. W. B. Kirkpatrlck of Topeka has been elected president of the Knights and Ladies of Security. John B. Abra hams of Topeka was elected secretary. While attempting to save the lire of ills mother Ben Bird, an 18-year-old farmer boy living near Pittsburg, Kan., choked his father to death. William Davis Ely; the oldest alum nus of Yale and a member of the class of 183(5, Is dead In Providence, R. I., aged 92 years. ' David Conway, a watchman at a Frisco bridge near Muskogee, Olc, was killed and robbed by four bandits who escaped on a hand car. Tho railroads have united for a fight on two-cent passenger rates, not only on the reasonableness of the rate but on the power of states to enact and inforce them, and Missouri has been selected as the battle ground. A registered mail pouch said to con tain more than $50,000 disappeared re cently at Kansas City while in transit from Los Angeles, Cal., to New York. While reluctantly admitting the dis appearance tho pasta! authorities re fuse to make public any of the details. Edward VI L, king of England, and Emperor Nicholas of Russia recently held a notable conference at Reval, Russia, which may have a far-reaching effect on future world policies. Eastern business men have appealed to Secretary Taft to use his influence with the Republican national conven tion In favor of a declaration for a credit currency. Tho supremo court of Illinois has disbarred George J. Monroe, Frederick Kingsland and Daniel Webber, attor neys of Chicago, for- unprofessional conduct. The steel trust lias announced a re duction in tho price of finished prod ucts in the form of billets, bars, plates, structural Iron, merchant pipe and wire nails. The National Federation of Millers held their annual convention in De troit recently. Tho corporation commission of Ok lahoma announce that a reduction ol from 25 to 40 per cent in express rates is soon to be made in that state. The Harvester trust made a profit of $11 ,22S.:S 1 7 during 1907. Personal Blind Tom, the famous negro mu sician who has been exhibited through out the world, is dead in Hoboken, N. J. He was born a slave in Georgia about 1850. Frederick Arthur Stanley, earl ol Derby, is dead In London. As Lord Stanley lie was governor general of Canada in 18SS-93. Senator Bailey of Texas was oper ated upon in Now York recently for throat trouble. He is rapidly improv ing. Petitions are being circulated in Illi nois for the nomination on the Demo cratic ticket of John Mitchell, former head of the miners union, for the of fice of governor. Gov. Hughes of New York has em phatically reiterated his former de claration that under no circum stances would he accept the nomina tion for vice president from the Re publican national convention. David B. Hill, the New York Demo cratic leader, has sailed tor Europe on his iirst trip across the Atlantic. Gov. Curtis Guild of Massachusetts is an avowed candidate for the ofllco of vico president on tho Republican ticket. His name will bo presented to tho Chicago convention by Senator Lodge. Col. John F. Flnerty, the leader of the Fenian raid on Canada in the latte 60's, is dead in Chicago.