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TIIE OMAIIA. SUNDAY r.KK: JUNK 20. 10,19.
Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska IXSIRAML LAW RILINCS State Auditor Barton Explains Pro vision of New Statute. ALL REBATES ARE PROHIBITED " Mejet Be l.lrenaeri anil rum mlsvlona ion n- imiileil onlr with IMhrr Anlhorlied Airnl, (From Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, June 19 (Special.) Auditor Barton has issued the following statfmnt:' "Judging by tne Inquiries received. It la' evident tnat the law known aa 8. F. No. I 226 la arousing a general and widespread In terest and It nan been suggested that an Interpretation of this act would be oppor tune: Section 1 provides that all contract of Insurance, other than life, covering prop erty, person or persona In this state must be regularly Isaued and duly recorded by. and the full premium therefor paid to. a llrenaed agent resident within the state. This section Is binding upon and applies with equal force to companies and to gents. "Section J. requiring affidavits to be exe cuted by the officers of each company, to the effect that It has not violated and wMI not violate any of the provisions of the act, applies only to companies, and forms will be sent to all companies Interested before July 1. "Section 3 -prohibits licensed resident agenta from paying or giving, directly or Indirectly, any commission, brokerage, re bate or other valuable consideration to any person or persons, partnership, association or corporation that la a nonresident of thla state, or to any person or persons, partnership, association or corporation that la a resident of thla state, but not legally authorised and licensed by this department to act aa an agent. Any di vision of commission with, or rebate of premium to, the assured, or to a non resident of the state, or to a resident of the atate not licensed bv this department to act aa an agent, or the countersigning of any policy or renewal In any other way than to regularly Issue and duly re cord It and to collect the full premium thereon by a licensed agent will. In the Judgment of this department, be a viola tion of this art. "Section 4 provldea penalties to be ap plied, both to companies and agents for the violation of any of the provisions of the act. "In thla connection t desire to call at tention to. House Roll No. 171, which Is already a taw, defining an agent and pro viding for revocation of an agent'a license for cause. "This law provides that It shall not be lawful for any agent or Individual to act for any Insurance company In taking risks or transacting business of Insurance In thla atate without first procuring from the auditor a license granting him authority to so act for aald company. "It la our understanding that state and special agents and adjusters should, un der the provisions of this act. be regu larly appointed agents of the company or companies they represent, and licensed as agenta by this department." Berry F.lerted Chairman. 1"). C. Berry was chosen chairman, F. S. Ttrown secretary, and Walton O. Roberts treasurer of the republican eminty com mittee this afternoon. The meeting was railed by Mr. Berry, who Is county treas urer, to fill the vacancies caused by the resignation of the committee officers. Those elected today will serve until after the primaries. McBrlen File. Answer. Jasper L. McBrlen and the National Surety company have filed anawera In district court In the suit for 150.000 dam ages brought by Victor H. . DeBolt for al leged libelous statements that McBrlen made against him. The answer of the surety company seta up that It la not lia ble, aa the bond It gave was to the state and was to assure the proper conduct of the business of the office of atate superin tendent of education by Mr. McBrlen. In the answer filed by McBrlen he admits having made most of the statements to which DeBolt takes exception, but he says that all he said and wrote was for the go.-d of the educational system of the state and was uttered after he had made Int estimations and thought he had good authority lor his statemenls. I.nwer Rates t Ralston. Th Burlington railroad has been granted permission by the state railway commis sion to Install nw rates between Omaha and Ralston and .outh Omaha. Heretofore the Burlington had no rate between these points except the distance tariff rate. The rates are to btcome effective upon the publication of the tariff of the same, but not later than thirty days from this dale. The rales are as follows: Lumber Two and one-half (24) cents per cwt.. minimum 40.0IO pounds. Btlck Two (2) cents per cwt., minimum marked capacity of car. Lime, Cement and Plaster (straight car loads) Two and one-haf t2'i) pents per cwt.. minimum 40,000 pounds. Scrap Iron Two and one-half (2"i) cent per cwt.. minimum 40.000 pounds. Grain Two (2) cents per cwt., minimum 24. "K pounds. liny Three (S cents per cwt., Tnlnmum 20,000 pounds. Stoves (from Bslston to Omaha and South ( imaha ) Three and one-half (8'i) cents per cwt.. minimum, 3J.0O0 pounds. I'nder the new rate the following reduc tions are made: Lumber. 4t cents, brick. 3 cents: lime, cement and plaster, 5 cenis, rcrap Iron, 4 cents; grain, 41 to 6 1-10 cents; stoves. T cents. Brief la Flection Contest. City Attorney J. M. Stewart filed hla brief with Judge P. James Cosgrave Sat urday morning In the election contest cases started by Robert Malone to test Mayor Love's richt to the chief city office. I'n less It la found necessary to have further briefs. Judge Cosgrave thinks he will be ready to hand down a decision by next Wednesday. ffnlt to F.n force Gas Ordinance. A motion has been filed In the suit to enforce the II gas ordinance, now pending In the federal court, by E. O. Strode. counsel for the gas company, to have the name of City Attorney Stewart substituted for his own. During the first part of the suit Mr. Strode was city attorney. Then he stepped down and took charge of the case for the gas concern. In the meantime he was succeeded as city attorney by John M. Stewart. The pspera have been sent to Judge W. H. Munger In Omaha for action. After Den Molnea Compear . Reports have come to State Auditor Barton that the Northwestern Live Stock Insurance company of Pes Molnea Is doing business In Nebraska. This company, the auditor aald. had no license to do business In Nebraska and If the proper proofs are sent In that It la writing Insurance here, he will prosecute the company to the full extent of the law. No Slot Machine Insnraace. The auditor will not permit slot machine Insurance companlea to do business In Ne braska. A recent application has been j turned down because the company could not quanry unuer me staie ia. I Rallnar by Auditor Jlarton. When an Insurance company cancels the license of an agent, Auditor Barton has ruled that the action shall be reported to the Insurance department. If this Is not done the auditor will hold the company responsible for the action of the agent. Storm in Cherry County Thursday Does Great Damage. MANY AS LARGE AS WALNUTS ALLEN AND WEBSTER CONFER Kb Senator and Omaha Lawyer at Work on Bank Guaranty t'a se. MADISON. Neb.. June 19. (Special.) Ex Senator William V. Allen was called to Omaha todav bv John L. Webater to con fer with the executive committee of the State Banking association, presumably In the Interests of the action to set aside as unconstitutional the atate bank guarantee deDosIt law. Monday, June 21, Senator and Mrs. Allen will attend the reunion of hla regiment, the Thlrtv-scoond Iowa, at Eldora, la., where he will addresa the old soldiers. Insane Man Violent. DICKENS. Neb., June 19 (Special.) Ray Brown, a young farmer living about ten miles northeast of here, suddenly be came Insane and threatened to shoot his father, brother and uncle, who were stand Ing near him at the time. Falling In thla he shot a dog that waa lying near. Mr. Brown Is a young single man and has been living with hla brother. He was taken In charge by Sheriff Miltonberger and taken to Hastings. jlj l r?n. v -VJ OUR INCHES OF HAIL AT ELI All Crops la Small Section Are Destroyed and Kven rralrle Grass So Badly Cat It Is ln. ELt. Neb.. June 19 (Special.) A hall and rainstorm .the heaviest ever known In this portion of Cherry county, passed o?er here Thursday afternoon. Seven Inches of rain fell Is leas than two hours. Fur an hbut the rain was accompanied by nail. When the storm subsided the ground was covered with hailstones to the oVpth of about four Inches. Many of them were as large as walnuts, while others were of 'he size of small oranges. Chickens that were unable to find shelter were all killed, as were many calves and colts, having been pelted to death by the hailstones. On the ranch of C. H. Walworth, a mile south of town, the roof of a new barn waa pounded full of holes and the shingles on the house were pelted off. split and torn from their fastenings. All of the crops In this portion of Cherry county are totally destroyed and even the prairie grass Is cut so badly that It Is dy Ing. Town of Decatur Slipping in River Effort Will Be Made to Induce Gov ernment to Aid in Riprap ping; Bank. DECATrn, Neb.. June l.-(Speclal Tele gram.) During the recent high water, the Missouri river haa been slowly, but surely undermining the town of Decatur and citizens are signing a petition to ask that a portion of the $75,000 devoted by congress to navigation work In thla part of the river be devoted to rlprapplng the banks her. The accident to Dan Shelan of South Omaha, who was drowned when a large piece of the river bank fell on his boat has called attention to the rapidity with which the river Is eating Its way Into the banks In the vicinity of Decatur. Decatur people are becoming alarmed and will make a strong effort to induce the government to atop the ravages of the stream. AkOrita.0 HinaVn.1 lawn jee. rr m comx save ce. M Undecided! Drawn by Alonzo Kimball for Klng-Swanson Co. Undecided on the gu.lt question? Don't know Just what you want or what you want to ay? come right In! There is nothing w like better than to show our great line of suits to undecided men. Absolute satisfaction is yours and your future good will Is ours the moment you decide to wear one of our rightly priced suits. $10.00 to $35.00 Are you getting the Alonzo Klirtbal! Tost Cards? We will gladly mail then) to you every month if you'll send us your name, THK NKW STOKE m&mmi THK HUME OP O'ALITY CIXJTHES aato, Eighty Years Old and Hangs- Self Octogenarian at Grand Island Com mits Suicide and No Cause is Known. GRAND ISLAND, Neb., June . (Special Telegram.) Joachim Paustain, aged 81 and a widower, committed suicide late yester day at the farm home of hla son-in-law by hanging himself to a rafter in the barn Mr. Paustain, despite his age, was In good health and physical condition and had worked about the garden earlier In the aft ernoon. The old gentleman has always re ceived the kindest of treatment and there la no known cause for the deed. Hia wife haa teen dead for a number of years. Wife is Dead, Husband Insane Sad Conditions of Afflicted Family at Harvard Husband Also is Blind. HARVARD. Neb.. June 1! (Special.) The sudden death of Mrs. S. M Rlsley of this place and the attack of Insanity suffered by her husband a few days prior calls attention to the troubles of a much ! afflicted family. I Mr. Rls-ley recently became blind and he and his wife were familiar figures on ! the street. Mrs. Rlsley w ith a cane acting as hii guide. A week aco she suffered a stroke of apoplexy. Yesterday a second stroke came and she died early this morn ing. Wednesday Mr. Rlsley became violently Insane and was taken to the Hustings asylum. Prior to her stroke of apoplexy Mra. Rlsley had been In very good health ex cepting that she was somewhat crippled by rheumatism. Mrs. Risley was formerly Mrs. Charlotte Fuller. She was a graduate of Iximbard college, Galesburg. III., and has a num ber of relatives living there. Her body will be taken there for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Risley had no children though Mr. Rlsley has three by a former marriage. FARM DROPS INTO MISSOURI River Makes Serlona Inroads on Banks ear .Nebraska City. NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., June 13-lSpe- clal.) The Missouri river at thla point is higher than It has. been for several years and much of the lowlands are under water. Pelow this city the banks are cutting away quite rapidly and already one farm has been washed Into the turbulent flood and considerable other land Is threatened. The storm of last Wednesday In the vi cinity of Julian, did more damage than was first reported. Several farms were stripped of their crops by the hail and others were ruined by the flood of that day. No estimate can be placed on the damage done. Many of the bridges are out and one cannot get over the district as yet. DHAIMAGK DITCH AT ASHLAND Effort Will Be Made to Remedy Flood Conditions Near City. ASHLAND, Neb., June 13. (Special.) The Saunders county commissioners have authorized the formation of the Ashland drainage district and set July 2 as the date to vote for directors. It Is understood that the property owners Interested are divided In their opinion as to-the best thing to do in the matter of the drainage problem. Some desire to straighten Salt creek and others believe that the con demnation and removal of the Jewel Roller Mill dam will furnish a remedy for the annual flooding of the valley. Gov ernment engineers have recently surveyed the Salt creek valley and reported a drain age canal as feasible. Government sur veyors are now surveying the Wahoo creek valley from Ashland to Wahoo with a view of ascertalng the work necessary for straightening Wahoo creek. DIERS FAMILY HOLDS REUNION Eleven Brothers and Their Families Carry Oat Annanl Custom, at Fnllerton. j FULLERTON, Neb., June 19. (Special.) The annual Dlers family reunion was held In Fullerton yesterday at the home of John Dlers. The mercantile firm of Dlera Bros., is well known In commercial circles throughout Nebraska and Iowa, there being many stores operated by this firm in these states. It Is a custom of the family for the eleven brothers and one sister to meet each year with their ohll- dren and grandchildren to honor the aged parents now living at Louisville, Neb. Autos brought the young people from Wol bach. Ulysses, Humphrey, Gresham and Madison, while the others of the family were met with autos at the station. Over fifty members were received at the Dlera home by Mr. and Mrs. John Dlera and their two daughters, Mrs. Fred Fuller and Mrs. Frank Arnold. The day waa spent in visiting and the evening given over to music and dancing, the Dlers boys being especially proficient In music. CHARLES WYMORE IS DROWSED Ilarneaton Farmer Loses Life While BatiblnT In Blue River. BEATRICE. Neb.. June 19. -(Special Telegram.)--Chaci8 Wymore was drowned this evening lr. the Blue river, two miles north of Barneston. Neb., while In bath ing with some of his friends. Wymore waa Been when he went down, but his friends were unable to lend him any assistance. He was a farmer about 40 years of age, and a man of family. He lived ten miles southeast of Barneston. The body has not yet been recovered. Blair Lodne Holds Picnic. BLAIR, Neb., June 19. Speclal.) The Myotic lodge held Its annual outing at Ty son lake, six miles north of Blair, yester day. Games of all kinds were Indulged In and the "catch" of fish was nerved up In fine style with the usual picnic dinner. The main feature of the day's sport was the base ball game between the "Scrubs" and the "Neveraweats," with nearly all of the lineup out of the professional and business men of the city. No services can be ob tained from any of them today aa they are nearly all In for repairs. Druggist Charles Farnam and John McKay were the umpires and both were charged with unfalr declslons and were seriously threatened with a ducking In the lake. Derision Affect Inn Wills, FREMONT, Neb., June 19.-(Speclal.) Judge Hollenbeck this morning In the dis trict court handed down a decision of con siderable Interest In real estate law, hold ing that a nuncupative will not only does not convey real estate, but when filed after probate In the office of the register of deeds Is no notice to the heirs of a claim of Interest of the devisee In the property. The will In question was pro bated a good many years ago and the county court awarded the land to the parties named In It according to Its terms. The court held that these proceedings were void as far as the land wus concerned, and that it passed to the heirs and not to the party designated In the will. The case will probably be appealed to the supreme court. Activity at Rifle Itantt, ASHLAND, Neb.. June 19.-Special.) With the excellent weather of the last week, rifle practice at the government range has been continuous and has prog ressed under the most favorable conditions. Many of the men, are making unusually high scores. Visitors to the range from Omaha. Lincoln, Ashland and surrounding towns are numerous, many running out In their automobiles. A new road has been opened to the camp and put In good con dition. Church Dedicated at Shrlton. SH ELTON. Neb., June 19-(Speclal .) After having been completed for several months the new Sacred Heart Catholic church of Shelton was dedicated yesterday at 11 o'clock. The beauiiful new church was filled to th doors and the services were Impressive. Father Wolf of Grand Island waa In charge of the services and was assisted by Fathers Sullivan of Eddy vllle. and Callahan of South Omaha, the latter preaching the sermon. A choir from Grand Island furnished the music. eitard Principal Heilina. 8EWARD, Neb.. June 14. (Special Tele gram.) A! a meeting of the Board uf Edu cation tonight Mif Elizabeth Shotwell principal of the hish a. Iiool. tendered her resignation aa requested by the board sev eral days ago. The beard also asked Superintendent George Kendler to resign, but he haa paid no ai(iitlo.u to tbs rtquest to data. Hlithlnadera Elect Helena tes. BEATRICE, Neb., June 19. (Special.) The district convention of the Royal High lander lodge was held here yesterday aft ernoon under the auspices of Dudley castle, No. 19. The district convention of this order is held only once In every four years. Its purpose was to select a delegate to represent thla district at the executive castle, which meets In Denver September 13. H. W. L. Jackson was elected delegate and George Krai alternate to the chapter meeting. At the hall last evening a mu sical and literary program was given, fol lowing which an address was delivered by W. E. Sharp of Aurora, president of the order. Armory for Company M. ALBION, Neb., June 19. (Special.) The old Congregational church, lately purchased by Mack & Willott, has been removed to the eastern part of town and fined up for an armory for Company M, Nebraska Na tional Guard. Knapn Forfeit Doud. ALBION. Neb., June 19.-(Special.) Ray Knapp, who was arrested last week upon a statutory charge, was to have had his preliminary hearing today. When the hour for hearing arrived, however, Knapp did not appear and his bund was forfeited. Nebraska Newa Notes. Sl'TTON The highest price paid for land In this locality was j 27.50 per ai.ie, which Mrs. Richard Silver paid to J. ollnger for eighty acres. BEATRICE William C. Coffee and Miss Minnie Porterf ield. both of Liberty, were married at that place Wednesday evening. Rev. McHrlde officiating. PLATTSMOl'TH JudRe D. M. Vlnson haler of Omaha was in tills rltv and had the property of the late J. A. Connor ap praised for the Inheritance tax. Sl'TTON-Kather L. A. Dumphy waa ten dered a reception by his coni exatlon and friends betore leaving for a three months' visit to hla native home in Ireland. BRAIN A RI Prominent farmers living north of David City are oiuamzing a state bank at that place with (u.iii0 capi tal to be located In Shramek a bulidini;, which is one of the tel in the town. BEATRICE An automobile party com prising twrnty-flve Beatrice residents, vis ited Barneston last evening, where they took dinner, returnlnk: home at II o'clock. LYONS Mr. I'eter Hi ix and wife left to day for New York. There the will take the steamer Adriatic, winch t-alls early in the week, to visit their old home at Giaven sieln. fcncUleswi. Uciuiutiy. Tliey will be MOTRIN. HOUSE AMP OFFICK FURNISHKRW rchard & Wilhelm Carpet Com'y qiq-ie-lS South Sixteenth Street. Sanford Hxminster Rugs S17.75 Monday morning we place on sale the 9x12 Axminster Rugs purchased from the S. Sanford & Sons, manufacturers. This lot consists of their drop patterns that could not be matched up with other sizes. It enables us to sell them Monday at a lower price than they have ever been sold before. These goods are perfect and guaranteed. The regular selling price is $27.50; for Monday only they all go in one price special values in Russian Hammered Brass Special values in Russian Hammered Ilrass Jardinieres. The greatest bargain ever offered by any one. We contracted for a large amount of these Jardinieres to be made to our order, in two sizes and two finishes. Slue No. 1 Comes 8 4 inches wide, 9 inches high turtth ball feet In both bripht brass finish and brush brass. Regular value $i.(H), on sale Monday, whtln they last, at, each S2.83 Slse No 2 Comes 6 inches wide, 6 inches high, with ball feet In both finishes, bright brass and brush brass. Regular value $3.50; on sale Monday, whtlu they last, at, each $1.83 Vudor Porch Shades in Three Colors Dark Green, Hrown, Olive and Krown Size 4x7-R, each $2.25 Size 8x7-8, each 94.00 Bize 6x7-8, each $3.00 S)ze 10x7-8, each $5.50 60c additional for hanging. We have a few odd Bamboo Porch Shades In 6 and 10 feet wide we will close out each for 05 anl $1.25 ww The most complete line of good ham- iHammocKs u cn find-eacn $1.50 to $7.50 We Bell the Vudor reinforced hammock. Dining Room Furniture The worthy kind built to give satisfaction. Designs to please the most exacting. Ours is a great assortment in the various woods and finishes. Prices very attractive. Buffet (Like Illustration.) A beautiful colonial style correctly repro duced, comes in gen uine mahogany, dull finish, trimmed with wood knobs. One drawer partitioned and lined, top is 22 a ins. deep Dy 4b ins. long, has French bev el mirror 38x12 ins. This pattern made to our special order. Price. .$45.00 China Cabinet to match Buffet. An exquisite piece has one-mirror back; special $37.00 Dining Table Colonial design, heavy pedestal base, round top; a perfect match to Buffet and China Cabinet. Special $45.00 ' ' " 4- 8 ' fM 1 Lawn and Porch Furniture You can surely find in our large New Stock what will suit you best in 8ummer Furniture. Lawn Swlngt Upright 4-passenger extra heavy standards very subHtan tlal braced Beats back and Inter ior fittings of swing made of hard Maple Natural finish. Outside frame work painted red. We feature this swing at a special price thin week delivered and set up In your C25 yard, ai, eacn t' . L -J 11 Porch Hammock Swing (Like Illustration) One of the new designs we are show ing this season substantial made covered In close woven hammock cloth, supported by woven springs completed with ropes hung ou your veranda for $8.25 Baby Hammock, Swings on frame something new $4.00 Caloric Fireless Cookers They Cook, Bake and Roast. The most modern, best equip ped and most perfect fire- less cooker made. One, two: and three compartments. We are the exclusive Omaha agents for the Caloric $9.00 to $18.00 "We are exclusive agents for the Genuine Round Oak Ranges the kind that are better than the rest. XI Gas Ranges The Detroit Jewel Gas Ranges are the kind that last and save gas. The one piece star shaped burners give the greatest amount of heat obtainable from gas. Detroit Jewel Gas Ranges are made in all known styles 16 and 18-inch ovens, prices from ' DETROIT JEWEL OAS WATER HEATERS Made in two sizes connected complete for $9 to $65 $12 m. $14 accompanied by Mrs. August Johnson and daughter. Vera, who live at 38 North Seventeenth etreet, Omaha. STANTON A meeting has been called by some of the enthusiastic farmers of Stanton county to discuss oinanlzlng a farmers' Institute. Much Interest Is being i manifested and a Kod crowd is expected. AUI.INUTON W. J. Stephens has sold his liiO-acre farm located three miles east of this cltv to A. SperlinK of Aahton. Neb., for i"0 OmU. 'Mr. Stevens purchased tills farm of Fred tl. MenkliiK ubout one year ago for HMOO. BEATRICE The directors of the Driv ing association held a me-ttng last evening- and arranged to give two horse races and automobile races free to the publlo next Thursday afternoon. WKST POINT The county board has JumI completed Its sittings aa a board of equalization ana aunng wie riun ni simile complaint or protest waa received .... ... .. . r . ' u - i h. n,kf,l videntlv being satisfied with ithe assessment made. NEBRASKA CITY Reevea Hubbard, a farm hand, 30 yeara of age, working for Gilbert Hanka, Bouth of thla city, was thrown from a horse and alighted on his head. Since then he haa been totally par alyzed, and it la thought that ha cannot recover. WEST POINT Ninety-five students from the country districts have made applica tion to the county superintendent for free lit ti school tuition for the coming year. Thia will produce a revenue to the local high school of ti.56i for the term, which will be paid by the country districts. ARLINGTON County Assessor M. P. Grover has raised the assessed valuation uf the Northwestern railroad bridge across the Misfourl river from . (Mt to KAOjO. This will mean about MfiO more taxes for this county. The railroad appraisers have Klven notice that no protest will be made usainst the rulse. ASHLAND The Burlington haa resumed work on Improvements In the Ashland arris, which were stopped by the financial trouble of l'Oi. A new roundhouse Is belnij ertcloJ. Ui AUiand-tiiou City cut-utf re-ballasted and generally Improved and new concrete bridges erected between Lin coln and Omaha. The station grounds are being parked and beautified with lawn and flowers. STANTON At the Liquor Dealers' con vention at Fremont last week It was de cided to make the 8-o'cluck closing law ef fective on July 1 Instead of on July 5, as the law reads. The dealers In thia city ex pect to live up to the point of the law. BANCROFT The contract for engineer ing work on the drainage ditch to run through the Iogan bottom was let to the Tow I Kuglneei Ing company of Omaha; con sideration tGTiO. 1'his Includes all engineer ing work up to the time when the contract Is let for the digging of the main ditch, and said woik to begin Immediately. FAIRHl'RV The park commissioners let the contract yesterday for the erection of an auditorium in the city park. The structure will be 120x140 feet In size and will have a seating capacity of &.0u0, and will be completed In time 4or the Chautau qua meeting. The Falrbury Planing mills have the contract and the cost will be HZ. KEARNEY Thursday afternoon a war rant was Issued for the arrest of John Rodgers on the charge of forgery. It is alleged he had forxed the name of A. J. Fisher to an order for money amounting to $7.50. Rodgera pleaded not guilty at his hearing Friday morning and waa bound over to the district court, furnishing bunds to the amount of 6U0. WEST POINT Two banda of music, the Stanton and West Point bands, (.100 worth of fireworks, a ball game between Lyons and Hooper for a slake of $100 cash, and the presence of Hun. William V. Allen of Madison as orator of the day are among the attractions promised by the committee having In charge the arrangements for the celebration on July Ith. NEBRASKA CITY-Hoyt Hayden. of the firm of Hayden Brothers, haa been here all week purchasing mulea to be used on the big grading contracts, which the firm haa for the Milwaukee railway in Montana. He secured something like 1'i.OOd worth, which were shipped to his camp The firm Is composed uf two young men of thia city. who left here three years ago and have graded aome twenty miles of road, last season, and expert to grade more than that before cold weather. They mc but 2 and 26 years of age. - TECI'MSKI 1 The annual Johnson County Teachers' institute will be held In connec tion with the Tecumseh cliaulauqiia, Auu gust 2 to t. Inclusive. The Instructors will be Prof. W. L. Stevens of the Lincoln schools and Miss Lura Phillips of t'edai Falls, la. 'lhursday. August h, will be "Edu cational day" at the Chautauqua, and thd speaker will be Chancellor William J Davidson of Wesleyan university. WAHOO Mr. S. H. McCrorv. drainage) engineer of the Department of Agriculture, Washington, arrived In Wahoo this week with a party of five surveyors, and has commenced the work of surveying a di rect course for the Wahoo creek. The work has been commenced about five miles west of Wahoo at the mouth of the Cottonwood creek and will be continued In a illiect line to the mouth of the Wahoo creek at Ashland. NEBRASKA CITY Adolph Weiler, pros Ident of the Farmers bank uf Dunbar, who Is not only a land owner but a stock raiser, haa sold so far this aeason $ XI 000 worth of cattle and hogs, off of his farms near Dunbar. Mr. Weiler came to this stale a poor boy from Germany twentv flve yeara ago, without a dollar In his pocket, and Is now considered one of the wealthiest men of this section and haa made It all by hard labor. He started as a butcher, and afterwards as a farmer, and last a banker. i FAIRBCRY The crop and live slock statistics reported by the county assessor, shows the acreage of crops this year to he as follows: Corn. 101. '.MM acres; wheat, 41 -S44 acres; oats, 30.4& acres; alfalfa. 12,;,00 acres and potatoes, 710 acres. Live stock reported Is: Horses, 10.441: mules, 1 k.sj; cattle, 25,876; and hogs, 2'..f.T7. Grain stored April 1: Corn, i!,0) bushels; wheat, bui-hela: oats. 2V0uu bushels: alfalfa liai- 24.W& tons The farmers wives are UiMik; rare of 40,02f dozen chlcl:ens ami 7.',1 ciearn separatois are at woik in as many tann ic homes Hi this cuuuiy