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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 23. 1909. Nebraska BARTON LAYS DOWN TUE LAW State Auditor Ban Special Contracts and Other Things. Nebraska MISSOURI PACIFIC TO REORGANIZE Snpreme Coart Rffnari an Order to Modify the Finding of Jails Salllvan In the Kiprm (iin, (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. May :i. State Auditor Bar ion has marie several definite ami certain ullng for the conduct of life Insurance iompanlea doing business In Nebraska and he cxpevts every one of these rulings to be observed by every company to whl h he issues a license. For yenra there has bren more or less friction between some of the Insurance companies and the department and Mr. Barton concluded he would make definite rulings, ao that every rlley holder would know exactly what he la getting; and every Insurance company know Just what lta license permitted It to do. j Mt. Barton Insists there shall be no spe ctat oontroa In policies In Nebraska; lie Inslsla that he will not permit any Inaurance company to claim that the state miarantees the policy he holds; that no Rgent will be permitted- to offer any -estimates of earnings, hi selling policies, other than la made by the officers of the com pany and Is made a part of the policy. y Mlaaonrl Pacific to ReoritanUe. The Missouri Pacific system Is to re organize, and consolidate all of Its auxili ary lines Into one big system. This is the Information which has been conveyed to the Plate Icallway commission by W. D. Mr- YHugh, attorney and an official of the com iahy. It la the Intention of the company to Issue refunding bonds at 5 per cent to take up all the outstanding Inrtebedncss ' and. o I have a working capital of JiS.rcm.om. t'nder 'the law, enacted by the recent legislature. it ta the duty of the railway commission Mo paaa upon thia issuance of bonds and the officer of the railroad and Mr. McHugh discussed this question with Commissioner Clarke. When the new organization is perfected the Missouri Pacific will arend sonic money In Nebraska fixing up Ha lines and It will 1 also pay to the atate several thousand dol- i lars for filing Its new articles of Incorpora tion. nlllrnn'a Find In as Stand. The tupreme. court drnled the application Of the attorneya for the express com panies for an order to modify th? findings of the referee, John J. Sullivan, in the rxpresa company case. The court Instructed the attorneys, Ralph Brcrklnrldge ami Charles Greene, that they could take ex ceptions to the findings of the referee and inrgue these exceptions In the court. I'n I til this Is done the court held It would not Nrder Judge Sullivan to modify hla find-inft-s. t The express company lawyers asked the court to Issue an order to have Judge Rulllvan show what would be the result had the referee adopted their method of accounting, that Is. figuring on the hand ling of express package rather than on the revenue. Attorney General Thomrson, for the state, argued that the referee had discarded the theory of the express com 4 pints and ha-d adopted the plan of the state, .and hia conclusions then were baaed on the facta In the, faae. For that rea son he Insisted that the court should Hot order the referee to change his findings. These cases were started by the attor 'rfpy general to compel the express com "ronls to charge only the ratea fixed In Ihe Sibley law, which were 25 per cent lower than the former ratea of the com panies. Evidence waa taken before Referee Sullivan, who found for the state and ao eported to the court. Democracy' Star Lawyer In Town. Former Supreme Court Commissioner I. 1 Albert of Columbus was In Lincoln Sat urday and paid hla respects to the chief executive of the slate. Judge Albert waa ' picked by the af.te democratic legislature y i the star lawyer of Nebraska, and his work was to draft a law which would guaranty to depositors that In case of a Sank failure they would get their money Nebraska v: back, and slsi. get the money If the bank failed to fail. Judge Albert la not hanker ing after the Jon of running for supreme Judge, though a lot of democrats are talk ing abojt him being good material for the race. Adopts "rhednle- 44. After considering tin matter for a num ber of months and after repeated hearings the State Railway commission has adopted uliedule No. 44. prepared by the Western Traffic association, with cme modifica tions. Some Items were taken out of one class and put in another, hut only a lim ited number of changes were made. Mo Drag Store Kales. The excise board this afternoon decided to refuse to license any city dispensary, so there will be no place In dear old Llnciin where anyone can get anything to drink that comes under the ban. The board re cently announced that It Intended to li cense one dealer In the city who should have the right to sell liq-ior for medicinal. mechanical or sacramental purposes, but today the majority of the board gigged back en the proposition. In the meantime another raid was made last night and several cases of beer carted to the station. A woman was seen to go Into a bkK'k and come out with a bottle of beer wrapped In a newspaper. The officer at once arrested hed and a search of the place uncovered several other bottles, tome empty and tome full. Two arrests were made. Alleged Emhessler Caught. Cily Detective Malone has Just received word that one of his officers has arrested Joseph H. McCarthy, alias Joseph Slorrs, In .Seattle, and the man is now safely lodged In Jail. McCarthy, whose real name Is Storrs, figured prominently as a lawyer detective in the breaking of the Helen A. Horn will and as a reward for hia work has ap pointed administrator of the estate. La.t month Just a few days previous to a hear ing on one phase of the case, he skipped out of town and an examination of the vault where the rash was kept, showed thai from .'. to Jio.neo was missing. flan Test of Liquor Law. The right of the excise board of the city of Lincoln to enact and enforce a rtlle prohibiting bona fide Incorporated clubs, organized for beneficiary or social purposes from Incidentally furnishing liquors to their members, la to he tested In the supreme court of the state at the earliest possible date. The case made up in district court, this morning and which will be carred to the hgher tribunal as soon as the transclrpt can be prepared is that of the state against John 8. Gipson, president and steward of the Walters' club. tar Situation in .cbraska. Following is a atattment showing rar situation in Nebraska for twenty-four hours, period ending I p. m., May 19, 19W, compared with same period of previous year: jftnn. 191.9 t ars stock loaded fi Kmpty stock cars on hand 2,5a Stock cars ordered for loading.. 811 Cars grain loaded 421 Cars other material loaded 991 Kmpty box cars on hand 4.4i9 Box cars ordered for loading. .. .1,20a Dogs Trace a Pair of Culprits Bloodhounds Help Solve Telephone Mystery that Worried Nance County People. Furnisher of Hotels. 4'lulm and lte"turtuitn as well a private home. rchard & Wilhelm arpet So, qiq. 1(5-18 South Sixteenth Street. CENTRAL CITY, Nen.. May 22 (Spe cial. Bloodhounds were Instrumental In settling the telephone difficulty which has been aggravating the people over In Nance county, Just north of Palmer, for a long time, and the culprit Is now under arrest. For some time the lines have been use les at Intervals, and when the difficulty was Investigate It was f' und that It was alwavs due to the grounding of the wires, evidently by some person with malicious Intent. Sunday the lines went out of com mlsion and Sheriff Bahh of Fullerton was summoned to help untangle the affair. He went over the line and found that at a certain point It had been grounded by a piece of wire being bent over the telephone ! wire and then extended down to the ground. He was at a loss to know where to fix the blame, but thought of Sheriff Her and his bloodhounds at Central City and 'phoned the sheriff to bring them over. Sheriff ller and Judge Peterson loaded the doga In an automobile and went to the scene. The dogs took the scent at the point where the mischief had been done and followed It to a nearby farm house, where Ihe man of the house, when confronted with the accusation stoutly denied any knowledge of it. Hls,12-year-old son, how- I ever, waa called upon nt the school house and owned up that he and his brothers had been In the habit of tampering with the telephone lines In this manner, thinking it great sport to thus thwart their neigh bors in their efforts to use the line. The officers of the law, however, did not see the humorous aide of the affair in the same cheerful manner as the boys, and took them over to Fullerton on a charge of malicious mischief, to which they will be compelled to answer In court. NOVELTY UeE CURTAINS Great Values in the Newest Kind of Curtains When you consider that we are showing fil patterns of all new styles of novelty net curtains at from one-fourth to oue half less than their regular values nt the very season when every body wants curtains it seems time to take notice. All perfect all new styles and we guarantee the quality. $1.75 white novelty net curtains, with edge and large cor ner design, 8!c a pair. $2.00 Soot di net curtains, 2i yards long, dainty net, 89c a pair. $1.50, Arabian colored novelty net curtains, with edge and insertion, 89c a pair. $2.75 novelty net curtains, in white or Arabian, with hem borders, also edge and insertion, five patterns; spec ial $1.49 per pair. $3.35 curtains with wide borders or braided work, also cluny effect insertion and edge, all in Arabian color, per pair, $1.93. $3.25 Scotch net curtains, three yards long, in two-tone colors, ivory and Arabian, five styles, per pair, $1.93. $4.25 Arabian novelty net curtains, 2 t yards long with in sertion and edge, also all over patterns on r rcneii nets greatest values we have ever shown, pair, $2.73 $5.00 novelty Arabian curtains, made on an extra heavy; bnglish net, seven styles to select from, pair, $5.75 Arabian net curtains, 2Va yards long, the very newest . 111 ll" vi ii-ii iiiffiiiuu auu -vit-, j'vi j'an, .t-t.jj. $6.75 novelty net curtains, also Arabian curtains, with double net edge and insertion, the best value you have ever had offered you at $4.93 per pair. $3.50 couch covers, 60 inches wide, 3 yards long, special, each, $1.75. $6.75 Bagdad cover, five stripe, real' Bagdad, made in India, cnaiial 7." on nil 'V VI L 1 iratti V V l V s i; :.2t5 t5 2:t7 1.0;'9 3vl 1,12 i - l.exlnaten r-ws Vote. LEXINGTON. Neb., May .-(Speclal.)-The Alumni assoiiallon of the Lexington High schoo. held Its annual hamiuet at Nellson's hall last evening. A business meeting of the association was hrld at the Methodist Episcopal .church, and Attorney T. M. Hewitt was elected president for the ensuing year. The classes then formed In line consecutively and marched to the hall, the procession being over, two blocks In length. Trof. J. E. Delzell acted as toast master. The Lexington Commercial club of boost ers Is preparing to move In new headquart ers In the Nlelson building on Sixth street, which Is now In the hands of the car penters. The club Is to have a gymnasium, showerbath. banquet hall, library and every equipment for comfort. E. M. Tar bell is acting treasurer. Baildlna- Permits. J. F. Sturgeon, Thirty-second and Cas tellar streets, frame dwelling, $2.9oii; v. R. McLucas. Forty-second and Harney streets, frame dwelling, $3.5uo; A. M. Jackson. Thirty-second strict and Popplclon avenue, frame dwelling. Sl.uat; G. W. Mchtilti. 2I3 Maple street, addition to frame dwelling, f joO; Peter Klewlt. Twenty-seventh and Marcy streets, double brick dwelling. $2,5fHi; James B. Owen, Thirty-ninth and Seward streets, frame dwelling, K.M. Court May Settle Chapman Fight Contest Between Two Boards7 May Lead to Quo Warranto Proceedings. CENTRAL CITY. Neh., May 22.-(8pe-cial.i H seems that the long drawn out fight between the two village boardf, which are trying to administer the affairj of the village of Chapman are shortly to be settled for the edict has gone forth that unless the contending factions get to gether at once and settle matters between themselves and abolish one of the boards that tbe county attorney will bring quo warrant proceedings to have the matter settled In the district court. It will be remembered that at the village election held In April, a certain number of the voters wrote the names on the ballot for members of the township board, claiming that there were more to elect than the ballot called for. These whose names were written on the ballot after wards organized with two members of the old board, and declared themselves the regular board. The old board of course organized with the new member, whose name was printed on the ballot and who was declared elected. Since then each of the boards have been attempting to run the affairs of Chapman, - and considerable confusion has resulted. Two city marshals were elected. Logue Chllds, Jr., being re appointed hy the old board, and P. H'addlx being elected by the other board. fe Your Special Attention to Rugs Please The tremendous showing of new rugs represents nearly every desirable pattern made as well as. all regular sizes and many unusual sizes made up especially for our stock, so no mat- ter what size of coloring you may want we are almost sure to please you. Wilton Rugs. The finest line of Royal Wilton Rugs to be procured we are showing in the following sizes at these very reasonable prices: 11-3x15 Royal Wilton Rug $75.00 4-6x6 Royal Wilton Rug $14.50 6x6 Royal Wilton Rug ,.$22.00 8-3x8-3 Royal Wilton Rug $38.00 9x10-6 Royal Wilton Rug ; . . . .$4 i.50 1- 6x3 Royal Wilton Rug '....$2.35 2- 3x4-5 Royal Wilton Rug $4.35 3x3 Royal Wilton Rug $4.75 3x5-3 Royal Wilton Rug $6.85 2-3x9 Royal Wilton Rug .$9.75 2-3x12 Royal Wilton Rug $12.75 2-3x15 Royal Wilton Rug $16.50 3x9 Royal Wilton Rug $12.75 3x12 Royal Wilton Rug' $16r50 3x15 Royal Wilton Rug ...$21.50 4-6x7-6 Royal Wilton Rug $15.75 4-6x12 Royal Wilton Rug $27.75 6x9 Royal Wilton Rug $35.25 6x12 Royal Wilton Rug $40.00 8-3x10-6 Royal Wilton Rug ; $35.00 9x9 Royal Wilton Rug $44.50 9x12 Royal Wilton Rug $54.00 9x14 Royal Wilton Rug $59.00 9x15 Royal Wilton Rug $52.50 10-6x10-6 Royal Wilton Rug $59.00 10-6x12 Royal Wilton Rug $59.00 10-6x14 Royal Wilton Rug $69.00 AXMINSTERS Extra heavy pile both Oriental and Floral designs. 1- 3x3 Extra quality Axmlnster $1.35 2- 3x5-3 Extra quality Axmlnster $12.50 3x6 Extra quality Axmlnster $4.50 4-6x6-6 Extra quality Axmlnster. - $9.00 6x9 Extra quality Axmlnster $112.00 8-3x10-6 Extra quality Axmlnster t. $22.50 9x12 Extra quality Axmlnster $25. OO 9x12 Ext rar quality Axmlnster, (seamless)....' $27.50 6x9 Axmlnsters. $13.50 8-3x10-6 Axmlnsters $19.50 9x12 Axmlnsters $23.75 LiOG CABIN Rl'GB Very appropriate tor summer homes or porches very durable. 2x3 Log Cabin Rugs 8 Of 2-3x5-3 Log Cabin Rugs $1.35 2-6x5 Log Cagin Rugs $1.75 3x6 Log Cabin Rugs $2.25 4x7 Log Cabin Rugs $3.75 6x9 Log Cabin Rugs $7.00 8x10 Log Cabin Rugs $9.00 9x12 Log Cabin Rugs $12.75 Have you visited our stove and kitcbenware department in the basement. SUMMER FURNITURE HALF-MINUTE STORE TALK AmbHBsador Clioate was asked who he would like to be in another exixtence, if he rould choose. He sained a vpeeUI title to fame by replying without a Rreath of delay, "Mrs. C'hoate's nerond husband." A man feela like that after he Is wedded to hla first suit of Klnrf-Swannon clothes. lols Arsots for Chsss Straws $g50 fmn'! t . i,' i in of I ranamas Year in Prison for Bennie Thomas Young Omaha Crook Confesses to a Number of Burglaries at Kearney. $4 to KEARNEY. Neb., May i:.-(Speolal.) With the arrest and conviction of the young crook, Bennie Thomas, several burglary mysteries have been cleared up. Bennie made a full confession before Judge Hos teller Friday morning and he will be charged up with every crime that he did not confess to. After running away from the reform school a year ago he says he came to Kearney and entered the Olson Clothing company store ant took a suit of clothes and other articles. He robbed the NVbraeku Cash grocery and also Bryant & Webb's, taking what small change he could find and a quantity of tobacco. When be fore the blindfolded goddess he broke down and promised to be good. Judge Hosteller nas lenient with him and let him off with one year. He was caught this last time while preparing a big haul at Elm Creek in .t tl;y goods store. He had laid ojt sev eral suits and som wearing apparel when hi- was uiscovired and arrested. We are making an uu-. usual showing of Summer Furniture for use in li brary, living room, bed room, as well as porch and lawn. Three-piece suite, con sisting of settee, chair and rocker like illustration frame of hard maple, seat and back of woven der man reeds. Comes in two finishes, natural and green. Prices either finish: Settee $5.50 Rocker $3.00 Chair $3.00 Weathered Oak Porch Swing Like cut Seat is 19 inches wide and 42 inches long. Back is 18 incITes high; com-tfr HP plete with chains. Refrigerators There is a reason for the Herrick being so popular. It is the most practical and the best of refrigerators. It maintains constantly a dry cold air circulation and is a most perfect preserver of pro visions. We have them in all sizes, in spruce, white enamel and 6pal glass, ranging up from $14.00 We guarantee satisfaction for every refrigerator sold. MORA AKS divorce: A Straw Hats Ready The only store in town showing an all new 1909 line ' Of course you'll see strsw oats In every store In town. but. here Is a showing entirely In keeping with the more different Kvery style, braid and dimension you'll see eluewhtr? and many new creations too exclusive for motl stores. Sailors $1.50 to $5 Soft Braids $1.25 to $5 TUE NKW SI Oil E. Ill BOMB Or QUALITY CLOTHES. Wife of Nebraska I lt l.nnyer Makes harae of C rnelly In Petition. NEBRASKA CITY. Neb.. May a. (Spe cial.) Mrs. Maud Moran, wife of William F. Moran, one of the leading attorneys of tliis cilv, created somewhat of a sensation here by filing her petition In the district court, praying for a divorce from her hus and on the grounds of cruelty. She re tained a Lincoln firm of attorneys t bring the suit. She is the eldest daughter of v. T. Canada, claim ag;nt for the I'nlon Pa cific railway and was born and reared In this city. Ne" from Peru Normal. rtKl, X.b.. May 'J','. I Special ) Prof . Lawrence Foster, head rrofessor of the Germanic languages and literature at the I'nlversity of Nebraska, lectured to the students of the Normal last evening on Germany. He illustrated his lecture with many stereoptleon views which he has ob tained durtug his extensive travels in that country. He nlso delivered a lecture at convocation this morning on the general principles of education. Arrangements are being made to publish a normal daily in the school here. The paper has strong backing and is to be cal'.td the Normal lally News. . H Moore Is editor-in-chief. The subscription list promises to tie very large, as nearly all of the students and many outside of school are subscribing for the paper. ttlll of Daniel Freeman. BEATRICE. Net).. May ii.-i Special.) The will of the late Daniel Freeman, the first homesteader, was filed for probate in the county court yesterday. The instrument was drn March C9, 1&M. and was wit nessed by N. K. Cv gf of Lincoln and Oliver Sabin. furmerly of this rlty. Since th death of Mr. Fryeman the fcl tb&t lM Nebraska left a will waa not known until a few days agu, when Mr. Griggs found it among some old papers In his possession and forwarded it to Beatrice. Mrs. Agnes S. Freeman, the widow, is named as executrix. The heirs to the estate consist of the widow, six sons, three daughters and two grand children. To the widow all the property, real and personal, Is bequeathed. ISrlirnska en .Voles. SARGENT The beautiful little resort seven miles west of Sargent, called the Doris Lak" Itcsort, will be opened to the public on June 5. UKA THICK Klmer Hoover of thia city and Miss Lena Smith of fiidgeway. Mo., were married here yesterday by County Judge Stafford. K BARNEY Mary Sehopfer asked for a divorce from Raymond Sehopfer In tlie district court and it wa3 granted. Non support was the ground. I'ONCA The ball game between the Fonca Cily club and ionia resulted in a score of it to 6 In favor of Ponea. Thia Is tiie fust game of the season. KEARNEY A civil suit was up before Judge Heilly Friday morning, the title of the case being King-Graham Co. of Omah.i against John SliRda of Kearney. iOTH EN HI ' RG A new 10.. o opera house is nettling completion. This wlil place Gothenburg in a position to lake care of the best theatrical companies In the west. SEW'ARI George Meyers, living near Ctica. caught his left arm in a corn aheller and it was broken In two plates. The machinery was stopped quickly or he would have lost the arm. SARGENT John Wooter of Broken Bow, afti-r an affliction of seven jears' standing, had his right eye removed at Ihe Fenster macher hospital In this city on Wednesday, lie will soon return home. BEATRICE Mrs. C. 8. Black, who has been lying critically 111 at the home of her sister in Fvcauiore. Hi., was hroogiit to her home In tins city y.sterday. Her con dition i i t onsidt i ably improved. NET SKA CITY A final settlement has In v ii mailt- of the estate of the late Nich olas A. Duff, and each heir has been awarded his share of the estate, which amounted to sometmug neai H.i',CV PLATTSMOCTH The Grand Army of the Renuolic will hold memorial services In the Parmele theater Saturday afternoon. May .'. The giaves of the departed will be decorated with flowers In the forenoon. KEARNEY J. P. Bear, for the last nine months manager if the Crescent tneater Is Uus city, has purchased part Interest In the Lyric theater In Grand Island and will leave at once to take up his new du ties. I'ONCA The gasoline engine at the ele vator of the Anchor Elevator company's plant exploded today. Being apart from the main building liltle damage was dime ex cept to the engine itself, which was wrecked. NEBRASKA CJTY-Louls Beceard and Miss Emma Dose were married at the home of the bride's mother, west of the city, yesterday. They will go to Sojth Dakota to make their home on a farm owned by the groom. GOTH ENBl'RG The North Platte High school cadets again pitched their camp In Gothenburg. Gothenburg has one of the finest lakes in the western part of Ne braska and with its surroundings it makes an elegant camping ground. GOTH ENBl'RG At the home of the bride's mother. Mrs. Anna Vor of this city, on Thursday. May 2. Miss Martha E. Voss, one of Gothenburg s popular young women, was united In marriage to Asa D. Nohlitt of Kemrnerer, YVvo. PJ.ATTS.Mol TH-The Plattsmouth lodge of Master Masons have elected the follow ing officers: Worshipful master, Oliver C. Dovey; senior waiden. Fred Itatoge: Junior warden, J. C. lrlill. treasurer, Carl G. Fricke; secretary, M. Archer. PONCA County Superintendent A. V. Feed reports that einhty-one elgth-graders of Iixun county passed the county exami nation out of l.V) taking the examination this year, laxl year there were only forty-six out of 1t) who passed. NEBRASKA CITY-Jamra Giff. an em ploye of the Motion-Gregson Packing com pany, was strjek in the head by a falling elevator yesterday afternoon and fatally Injured. His skull Is fractured and t lie physicians have no hope of his recovery. NEBRASKA CITY The funeral of Mrs. H. S. Cronkhite. who dropped dead here last Tuesday evening, will he held from the family residence on Sunday morning. The body Hb held because of the non urrlval of her son. a resident of Montana, who reached here this afternoon. NEBRASKA CITY-The Juniors of the Nebraska City High school gave a banquet this evening to the members of the grad uating class of It was a very elsh cirate affair and given at the Grand hotel. A verv interesting program was carried out. Herbert Hall acted as toastmaster. SEWARD The big drainage ditch near I tlea Is completed. Tlie land which the dllch haa leiieflted is acres, of which 7TH acres have tiius far been rented fir farming this year. The draining of tlie land means much to the property owners. The contract price for the work was $11.K. NEBRASKA CITY The friends of Harry Hawke are alarmed at his sudden dtxap piaranee He left the city last Saturday and sine" then nothing has been heard of him. He is supposed to have left Some debts behind, but that is hardir -- to have been the cause of hla disappear ance. WESTON N. H. Jurry, an emigrant on the way to Omaha narrowly escaped death today by tailing nut of a car about twenty feel below a bridge west of town. He lost his balance In the doorway, when the train came to a sudden stop. Ha sustained several broken ribs, besides severe Internal Injuries. PLATTSMOCTH The commencement ex ercises of the Plattsmouth High school will be held In the Parmele theater Friday evening. May 28. W. J. Bryan will de liver Ihe class oration; subject, "The Price of a Soul." The graduating class Is composed of five boys and nineteen girls, one girl less than last year. PLATTSMOCTH The local lodge of Knights Templar have Installed tlie fol lowing officers: Eminent commander. J. G. Richey; generalissimo, D. Cook; cap tain general, Dr. T. P. Livingston; senior warden, James M. Robertson; Junior war den, W. L. Pickett; warden, George W. Thomas: recorder. J. C. Peterson; prelate, Canon H. B. Burgess. PLATTSMOCTH The Nebraska Cily District conference of the Methodist F.pis cpal church was held In Weeping Water and was largely attended. Rev. F. M. Sisson of Nebraska City gave a very In teresting address Monday evening. Chan cellor Davidson of the Wesleyan univer sity Tuesday evening and Bishop John Nuelsen of Omaha on Wednesday evening. KEARNEY The Kearney Military school turned nut In full dress Friday morning and marched to the high school grounds, where a short exhibition drill waa executed. They presented a very nice appearance In their neat fatigue jackets and caps, set off nicely by clean white duck trousers, pressed and creased In Just the proper manner. NEBRASKA CITY-.Mother Superior of the Bernadlne Sisters, arrived here from France yesterday and has completed all arrangements for the erection of a new J18.ui school academy building for that order here. The Commercial club members made a liberal donation towards the erec tion of the building. It is expected that the building will be completed by next fall. BEATRICE The eighth annual gradu ating exercises of the Holmesville school were held last evening in the Methodist church at that place before a large and appreciative audience. There being only on graduate. Miss l!s Clark, the eighth gratia exercises were held at the same time. The address to tlie graduating class. "Prompt and Regular Pupils," waa delivered by Miss Anna V. Day, county superintendent. BLAIR The joint Installation of officers of Jordan commandery, No. t. Knights Templar and McKinley chapter. No. 151, Order of Eastern Star, was held In Masonic temple on Thursday evening. E. C Jackson, past commander and srand nrelale of V. j hraska. presided as the installing officer. Menitters of the commandery from Teks- j man. Ilfrmun and Pender were present. ant Governor Hoixwsll of Tekamah was nresent with ih. i i ... . . - lodge. Following the Installation services a usoquei waa aervea in ail present bv the two branches of the order. HKTR1I'K l'n,.n ln.H ,IU ..r ., - i-au-ll HI I I f Dempster company, the monibet of the "'uiin commercial ciun visitea the plant vesterdsv and ferent denartmentt of the factory. Th f ayroll of the company amounts tV about 1JXI0 per day. It Is one of Ihe largest in in mnn in ine world and Is maxmg pians to -enlarge the plant by ex pending about 40,I0. The average wage. per day Is $:'.06. HT PAl'I The Degree of Honor con- Vention Clnaerl VMt.rrl.v afl..-.... an Interesting and profitable two days' session. A great deal of business war transacted and Grand Island was selected s me piace or noining the next conven tion. Officer were elected as follows: Mrs. Ravr. of iimnil lulu.,a y4i ul intemient ; Mrs. Elder of North Platte, sec. rrtary, ana sirs. Turner of Kearney, treas urer. Th. rirltl t.ama twnm n.--a I . 1 .. - Ord and Elm Creek gave some fine exhi BLAIR The hlsh afhrwil aaA. iui. city held their annual competitive drill on iim acnooi grounns rnursday afternoon Thl drill Is m rnnt.il Ik. .nM - - - .Vl-I lll-UQI presented by E. . Capps of this city eight .i. b(ii. i im meoai is transferred to th best drilled cadet at each annual eon test, the Bllcoesaftil alnn ci' ,. a .. I. .. one year and there la mnnh int... . i b.v the cadets to get In possession of the iiit. r. lappa, ijon c van Dusen and George Wlllsey were ths Judges on the swaraea me prixe to Lar Hathaway. ST, PAUL MAY GET SWITCHMEN Minnesota fllr la Fora-ln to Front In Fight for Next Ion. vention. PEORIA. III.. aMy Zt.-Tho morning ses sion of th Switchmen's I'nlon of North America, waa devoted to reports and rec ommendations of th claims committee. Thi afternoon th deleaates tonU a kn. rlda up th river. The member of the union and th ladies' auxiliary will attend service at St. Bernard Csthollc church tomorrow morning. The opinion a to the selection of the city for th next convention seems to b more strongly for St. Paul. Injured Is) a Fire or bruise by a fall, apvly B icklen Ar ntoa Salve. Cure burns, wounds, sores. I ecsema. plies. Guaranteed, iha. For sal by Beaton Drug Co.