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State Gravel Pit Is Visited in Road Probe 1 jiptrton State Official Got itAf.OfrHi.krr Made $18,UO0 on land Deal. Lincoln. Neb . April M-l$ici;.l Ttlcgiein.) Rctmnpiion of the Uc tnd county rotd pro! today ioW the committee Lincoln to AtliUnd and Ihmre o Wthoo, X lie llfkvlllfiniFIlt follow t: Ofticul ligurrt prcrnted tliowcd tint tminiirt in the lt yrr had tprnt $o,UOO,nOU on county rotdt and bridgrt, sgjintt an expenditure of $7,Suu,(iO by the ttt lor letters roadt in five year, l.cttrr Irotn numtrout county of liriali indicated further that taxpayc ri may never know how the million i paid (r county and tonliip rota wt expended, becaute coimtiet failed to keep record o( expenditure! n demanded by law. Lctteri from Clerks. '. Letter iron Gosper and Otoe county clerk declared there can be no comparison with the haphazard county roadt and the federal aid road. II. D. Bishop, WaiSington, D. C. federal engineer, told Ihe committee Nebraska' maintenance cott on fed eral aid roadt compared with those of other laic and if a niggardly policy of maintenance wa pursued, irdcral aid would be lost to the state. Charle E. Epperson, member of the prohe committee and sworn enemy of federal aid roads, declared he "knew a well a he knew any thing he could not prove" some state official received a "rakroff" through purchae of a gravel pit at Ashland lor $18,000. Quia Bank Cashier. At Epperson's request the commit tee went to Ashland, where it burst into the National bank of Ashland, and Epperson demanded that Leon H. White, assistant cashier, face the . committee in a rear room. Epperson had told no one why he wanted to go to Ashland. White, a year before the state pur chased the gravel pit. obtainea an option on 160 acres of land on which the state pit is located. "I knew gravel men were buying pits and I thought it was good bus iness to get the option," White said. Later testimony disclosed White purchased the land for $10,000 and then sold 60 acres of it, wnicn con tained the gravel pit, to the state for $18,000. The deal was carried out throuch the Ashland Realty com pany, now dissolved, which was op erated by Kav bwanson ana K. u. Tarocnintr. Swanson is a son of Dan Swanjon, commissioner of pub lie lands and buildings, and at ores rut is receiver for the failed state bank at Homer. Profit was 118,000. The remaining 100 acres, White stated, was sold to a farmer tor S1U, 000... The total gross profit on the 160 . acres was $18,000. However, White asserted, he was obliged to pay the realty company a good sized commission. He willingly contented to appear before the com mission in Lincoln next Friday and disclose every move in his sale of the land and the commission paid. "If you dare to say I gave a sin gle soul a dishonest penny you are mistaken," White said. "There were hundreds of land deals in Ne braska at that time, when every tiling was going up, where the profits were as large." "Yes, Mr. Epperson, and 1 11 bring witnesses to prove that the state in purchasing that gravel pit already has saved the full price of the pit and will in the end save three and four times its cost by having a cluh over the gravel trust. It forces it to sell cheaner than it would Co otherwise." Johnson said. "I also will prove Friday that right now I can get the cost of the pit from gravel men." Epperson Admits Prejudice. - Epperson asked Johnson if Swan son hadn't worked for him. "He never did," Johnson ' replied. "Maybe it was his brother," Ep person said. ' ' "Yes, a brother is working for me now, but. I don't know if he did at the-time of the purchase of this gravel pit," Johnsou said. "I admit I am prejudiced," Epper son said. . . Letters were read from state offi cials in every state in the union, ex cepting three, showing in practically every instance that centralized road building was most in favor and was giving real results in road building for the first time in the country's history. , ' . , t Will Explain Mystery.- JohnsOn declared he wfculd put a mine.t n the stand la explain ' pmierv of misting hook n hit ftffiee, dikdoied ai lb if e vmu lur ii'f. At thai Miring, 1. W. lUuuI ion, one of Johntou't engineer , t-n ned M belie ej chur. not ammr ited m a field book, bad hrfn made on UoukU county road. JUuiil ion said be bid submitted the taint charge to 'Ihomat Allen, former I'nited States district attorney, uho hid investigated it and refuted to go any further. At the Mti a reiiet wi nude for Ihe field hook and Hamilton taid be hd kit U at mate road head quarter in Lincoln, Johiuon Mid he had never been able to find it and lUo charged that be had been informed that the cement truft, an gered because be led movement gtuut purchase of cement until it dropped in prire. had put one of it emplo)ct on the state paroll to get something on Johiuon. "I think thi te.timony is a re sult." Johnon laid. II .mutton it 'gone and Juluuon promiet to produce a witne who raw the mixing book in Hamilton' room and will testify that Hamilton tent Ihe book to hi home. ' Itinerary for Week. The committee, at the reijurt of tlioie complaining asaititt male road building, will make the ("(lowing itinerary next week: Monday morning, inspect CUy county roads and Mouthy afternoon hold open hearing in courthoue at Clay Center, where all grievances n:Y be aired. lueday morning, inspection of riielp county road and hold open meeting at Moldrcec to hear com plaints. ednedav. uisoert stale aid road from lloldrcge to Kearney to Sher man county. A public hearing of .merman county complaints will be held Thursday afternoon. Friday the Hearing will be held at Lincoln acant and an invitation has been issued lo all ditati!ibed persons in Cherry and Holt counties to lodge their com plaints rriday with the committee. ihe trip trotn Ashland to Wahoo was over state and countv aid roads. The committee "hit" from 45 to 55 miles an hour over most of the state roads, despite the fact that rain had fallen intermittently on them for a week and maintenance following the !-- J . . winter naa naraiy started. Nineteen Aliens Become Citizens at Madioon, Neb. Madison, Neb., April 14. (Spe cial.) Nineteen aliens were civcn their final naturalization credentials by Judge Welch. Of 3J applicants, 19 were ' admitted to citizenship. They are Frank Sobetka, German; Christian W. Volk, German; Patrick J. Prior, Irish; Frank A. Pose, Ger man; August J. Salzwedel, German; Joseph P. Lieber, Austrian; Arnold A. Nachtigall, German; Frank F. J. Kruegcr, German; Gustav Lobbes, German; Minof YV. Spenner, Ger man; Daniel Craven, English; Gustav Sellin, German; William Christian, German; Reint Ulfert Willems, Ger man; Ferdinand Brandenburg, Ger man; Adam Brass, German; Fred erick H. Sattler, German. Nebraska Leads in Sale of Treasury Certificates - Out of seven states in the Tenth Federal Reserve bank district. Ne braska is leading- in the number of treasury savings ceertificates sold, L. H. Earhart of the local branch of the Kansas City reserve bank, announced Thursday. ' Omaha was chosen by the govern ment as a representative city of this district in which to advertise the 4 per cent treasury savings certificates. The advantages of these ceertificates were advertised in Omaha news papers. . When asked for an explanation of the large sale of certificates, Mr. Ear- hart said: "Advertising. It pays. Moreover, the results reflect Nebraska's good financial condition. Jail Sentence Suspended for Liquor Law Violator Alliance, Neb., April 14. Warren Lotspeich, young farmer living near Hemingtord. who was convicted in county court of illegal transporta tion of liquor and fined $100, was released after sptjiding several days in jail and the fine was suspended upon payment of the costs and his promise to refrain from repeating his offense. The car in which the officers found a bottle of liquor in Lotspeich's coat and which belonged to Frank Saling, also of H.emingford, was ordered confiscated and will be sold by Sheriff Miller. Saling, who is wanted by the officers, is said to have disappeared since Lotspeich's aucsu . Payroll Bandit Foiled. Granite City. 111.. April 14. Vigi lance of police and postofRce inspec tors today prevented a $53,000 pay roll robbery and resulted in the ar rest of a lone bandit who attempted to rob the driver of . an automobile truck carrying the money to the post office here. A shipment of $90,000 also was to be received here today. IIIIIIIIIIIlll11IIUIIIIinillllllll1lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllUIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIt: Do Trifles Annoy and Upset You I Do You Have Frequent Headaches I Do YouQuarrel With Those You Love Do You Jump When the Door Slams Q iaillllllllir Mllilllllllffi Well Known Hospital Physician Says These Are Some of the t Danger Signals of Exhausted Nerve Force What To Do . One of the most terrible ot all ho man ailments is exhausted . serve force. It weakens all the vital organs of the body and as a result all kinds of alarming symptoms may appear. Some people get nervous indigestion, pains over the eyes, in the heart, and across the small of the back; In others the first symptoms are mental instead of physical sleeplessness, worry over trifles, or inability to concentrate on your work. The nervous mother is upset by her children, squabbles with her hus band, has frequent fits of the "blues end bursts into tears over the small est troubles. In such cases It is worse than useless, to waste time tak ing stimulating medicines or nar cotic drugs ; the starring nerve cells must have nerre food which is sup plied by the blood. Any physician will tell yon that if the blood supply were cut off from any nerre in your body that the nerve would die. If you hare any of the symptoms of nerre force exhaustion, you should at once take steps to enrich your blood. This can be quickly and most effectively accomplished by the free use of Nuxated Iron, which not only increases the activity of the blood making organs, but feeds true red blood food directly to the blood itself and thereby helps to create millions of new red blood cells. The discovery of organic iron as contained In Nuxated Iron is one of the most valuable red blood making scientific discoveries since the crea tion of modern medical science, and Its effect in helping to create new nerve force and revitalise worn-out, exhausted nerre cells Is sometimes, most amaxing. Try Nuxated Iron for two weeks and if at the end of that time you hare not obtained all and even greater benefits than you expect, the manufacturers will promptly refund your money. Town Rocked bv TNT Explosion; Nine Are Injured Many Huilding Damugml ly niaot in Road Construction Work Two Men Under Arrci-t. Salt Luke City. I'uh, Apiil If Great excitement prevailed in Helper, Utah, tonight, at an afier mailt of the explosion of one and one-half tons of TNT near tlictc yesterday, which roulted in the in jury of nine pcrout and damage to many buiUlingt m ine town. The r xplotiou occurred acros the 1'rice Kiver from Helper, where Hate road construction was under way and authorities expressed the oumion that failure to have the TNT properly weighed down prior to set- ( tmg on was me cause oi ine mai. Two men employed on the road job were placed under arrest, charged with criminal negligence in the handling of explosives and their hail was set a't $1,000. Early tonight the two accused men succeeded in rain ing bond and were rclrascd. Many Buildings Damaged.' Tons ot rock literally rained upon the town and the majority of the building along the main street was damaged tv falling missiles. Lou- nn Lowery, 17. clerk in a music tpre, and I'aul l'fl. barter, rre the wiot ffiouly Injured- Voung Lorry was badly crushed whrn a huiie biiuMir saved in the Ifont of the iuuie ttore, where he vta at woik. 'Ihe lad's legs were caught bsnf4tli the wreckage and f.h)ician said it may be necessary lo amputate them. l'4ul l'ctett ms struck on the head by roik which came through the roof of hit barber shop. Ids skull it believed to have been dc lrM. ' There were many narrow cicapr from injury, cpecilly in the town telephone oflice. A hail of ttone iiiuohed into ihe telephone exchange, one linge boulder flying between to operators, breaking the arm of the chair in which one of the girls tat er.d carrying away a connection cable. Governor duties Mahey Ute lo day took cogiiuame of the accident, telephoning the city authorities at Helper in an endeavor to ascertain if the state could be of assistance to the town. 'Ihe governor was in formed there was no need of out side help. . Mm Would Oust Antelope County lloail CommisMoiier N'eliKh, Neb., April N (Special.) Harry ('nrtin and T. Henry Frccc of near I.lgin have filed with the count attorney a protot against John Ashburn of Tildeu, highway commissioner of Antelope county, demanding that the attorney institute onter proceedings. They say Aliburn's appointment docs not comply with provisions of the law creating the office, as he is supervisor of hit district. Illegitimate Heir of llenrvleinheek Awarded i?55.()()() Horn to 'uls of Wfi!i!iy llrfwfr anI Hi After Common Law MiirriajiiN Jer.ry City. X. J . April 14.-Hum aaet of f.v.0"HI were awarded 10 Vincent t ail I.embcik, 27, of l'.it- ion. IV. by a juiy in the Hudson county Miprtute court, uhivh found that lie was the illegitimate gralldu of the late Henry Leuibewk. mil lionaire brewer, am entitled to a share in the estate. According lo testimony at the trial. Ihe pluintill't mother. Mrt. Josephine He Cartu-r Coughlm, wat cmploved iO years ago at a rook in a residence near the Lembeek man sion. She became acquainted with the brewer's son, Victor, who i at leucd lo have entered into a common law marriage with her. Just before the child was born. Viitor lf.idd with the woman not "to y reck hit life." She went to Lasloti and raised her son, unknown to friends of the Lembrck family until Ihe suit wat filerf a few months ago. Victor's rij; lil tul widow testified lliat shortly before he died Victor confessed he had an illegitimate son and gave her the latter's baby clothes to keep. The mother collapsed jwl.rn t!.e iLulic- ueif pledged in " cuiirl. ! U li lt Vi. lor .u. d for only f. '$,!. (lie jury rrturtird veid tl lor luoir (lull I He (tut amount on the ground ' ttt.it nurit la.) lived hi oWmitv lu I ( and had been ti"!iivrd t'i ; I it'll M III. Il li.il. lute I'm n tu i)M'j iisn fur tiie akiiig. He nut wat foiitrsicd li 't'y by the LnuWk I eii. Uig.!owCIUOffTu!ls Wlini Amlifiut TttiU I'twnee City. Nel. Apnl It snriial l A n m. II II. liitulow ol Onula. tandidrfte (or senator on Ihe progressive ticket, wat tsheduled to address, the toiert of Taw nee coun ty in t'.ie Interests of lot parly and hit clrition beie. I' pnu arrival al the advertised tune, he found only three prisons in Ihe room desig nated, and ttiry were not aware thai a meeting was to be held there. Iliiiclovy did not nuke himself Inov n and Uft town without attempting a Meeting of any tort. Arbor I)jy Proclamation (Iicn Out ly Governor Lincoln. April M, 'Calling upon tin state to observe the ssohlen an tiiverssry of Arbor day "in a man ner bene tit ting the occasion," and urging an intensive program of tree pluming "commendable to Ihe piidc In. n.iti kliniiM (frl for lias in u in. stiuut.itcd the day." Governor Mc Keltic, in a proclamation i-Mird to day, reviewed the inception and his tory of Arbor u.iy and set asmc April '' as a day upon witicii tne riticiit of Nebraska should par ticularly interest themselves in the celebration of its 50th anniversary." McCormack III; to Quit c p.. . ft l .Viw oik. Apiil H Join Mi I'ornijik noted lenor, who wat trukrn with an alirciion of the tliro.it lull? Ij.t S-ilur.tj v anil it lu. il!nt bname aUrmmg VJutdy, wat iifiuuj tinuy ta luve pissea the crisis, but will not be able to ing again lor several months. i'hvsicU-it aiiii,titi lh kinder Mftkirl.l ih itt. nest would nl attert the quality of Hit vouc. as ine iiiuitni was above lliA I in ttw All concert eneaaemeult bv Mr. McCormack have been cancelled. anil ie it given up bit plan lo leave M .w 1. iv Irrljllil '1 11 HIllFSI nil s.iid t.ktjv la have ddtrd back to renruary wncn me irnor, mine liitiiu a etteirt nffi0lllnt at tin ."n w .... ... iiMiiolis, bad a severe attack of laryn gitis. Mine that time nit conununi has not been good, r.lfunun Day l'ostpoiiftl. NVIigh. Neb . April 14. (Special.) Annual cleanup day lor the city and Riverside park bat been post iHined on urtoimi r rain until next Tuesday. In rae the weather again preventt work at the park, the Chamber f Coiumerce will tee that the allevs in Ncliglt are cleaned up and all refuse carted away, at its own cxpeine. Man AcfUsotl of Lottery Promotion in Complaint I'airbury. Neb., April 14. (Spe cial.) Complaint wa filed in Jeffer son county court charging V. Sellars, transient, with promoting a lottery and tfhfwt of chains tlJ a' "community le," telling tukets to merchants lo be given lo cuUn' lor eadi JJ imt tmrcliase or taU paid on anmnt The toinpUint also i barges lu Sllart vaused 10 v piiutrd and dislnbuted an account of lottery and tcheuie of chance, Among other thingt advertised t given away at the close of the , tale wete ali prxtt of .. S.'S and an automobile, it it said. 1 he com plaint wa signed ty John C Mc lucat and lr. K. f. IHair, mem bert of Ihe J airbury welfare board. IA16ERS DP YOUR SORE SUFF JODiTS WEATHER eipoture and haH work bring paint and aches in muteles and Joints. Hav a bottle of hkvta't Liniment handy and apply freely mUetrf nbbimt, Jet si Von will find at ones a comfort Iir sense of wtrmth whkh will be followeJ by a relief from aoreneM and stiffness. Wonderful to relieve all torts of asternal aches and ptina rheumatism, neuralgia, sciatica, lame backt, sprains and strains, over-exerted muscles, i For 40 years Moan's Liniment hat helped thousands the world over. Vott aren't likely to be an exception. It certainly does produce results. Ask your neighbor. At sit druoists-JSc, JOc, $1.40. SfltjDffll: Liniment A church ot homt-mscW Raktry Good, will b held Saturday an tht Main Floor ol our atorc ELDKEDGE-EEYMOIDS f7Aa Stor jof Sfecialty Shopt A varied assarlmont of PatlicoaU aail ntaomara aro hart In many colors and tlykt lor taUr ttltctiom. The Easter Fashion Parade Saturday every woman's fancy will turn to fashion, and those who are planning to make Easter Sunday a day of happiness for herself and her family will enjoy making her selections from the ! "Store of Specialty Shops." Apparel which Has been carefully sele bv experts in their spe cial lines is conveniently arranged for Easter shoppers. 1 - COLORED SCARFS , $2.00 UP, Nothing x looks smarter with the new style coats or suits than the colorful scarfs of silk, fibre, or wool. Every color combi nation imaginable is in cluded in our assortment, as well as many plain hades. Deep frlnce ends make them graceful look-' : init. They are very low priced from t2.HI to SS.S0 Sweater Shop Main Floor . -,... SILK UNDERWEAR $3.95 The daintiest of gowns and envelop chemise at a . price that would not pay . for the material at retail. Either plain tailored styles with touches of embroid ery or beautifully trimmed in Calais and val lace. All colors are in the lot, in cluding lurht blue, orchid, peach, and flesh. Special t $8.95. Lingerie Shop Main Floor DRESSES To Wear on Easter $25.00 Dresses for women who prefer cxclusiveness ar.d still do not care to pay extremely high prices. These pretty frocks have all the smartness .of the high priced models and are made of such materials as taffeta, canton crepe, tricptine, and poiret twill. There are black, navy, and several styles in brown. Exceedingly good values at $25.00. Drett Shop Second Floor '.; J .-' Easter Hosiery . Your Easter costume will depend for its success on the hosiery you select to wear with it. Many new styles have arrived in time for Easter Sun day, including pure silk hose with ... Mexican hand-drawn clox with hand embroidery.. Some in two color clox on black, sand, beige, fawn, pearl, suede, and all other popular shoe shades. Priced from $3.25 to $5.75. Gotham Gold Stripe Hose A new shipment of these famous hose ...... has just arrived to supply the Easter , wants of the particular women. They are the hose that have the gold stripe at the hem line to prevent all runs from going below the hem, and the . hose that are guaranteed to give sat isfactory service. Priced at $2.00 and $3.50. . " ' SUITS Made of Fine Tweed $19.75 SUITS In Spring Colors $35.00 1 No garment is more popular than the tweed suit for present as well as summer wear. There are so many places that one of these beautifully colored suits can be worn. They are of the finest quality tweed, splendidly tailored, mostly by hand. Formerly priced at $25.00 and $29.75. Suit Shop Second Floor Mannish materials, including tweeds, are found in this group of suits which were formerly priced up to $59.75. They come in rose, orchid, blue, brown, as well as tan, brown, and gray mixtures, all beautifully lined with can ton crepe. Excellent values at the special price of $35.00. AN EASTER SALE EXTRAORDINARY OF Blouses $3.79 They are of dimity, batiste and voile, in all . the new tailored styles. The divided Peter Pan collar to be worn over the suit collar, long and short roll collar, V necks with flat collars edged ' with Irish lace, plaitings with shell edge and plain tailored, as well as the frilled fronts are included. All plain white with linen collars, " hand-embroidered checked batiste in all colors and colored striped dimity form other models. The entire lot has been placed in one group at $3.79 for Friday. Blouse Shop Main Floor EASTER SPECIAL $2.95 Some with pointed heels, others drop stitch patterns or shadow stripes. They are full fashioned and many are pure silk to the top. There is black, white, and brown, gray and nude in the lot. , . - , Hose Shop Main Floor COATS CAPES DRESSES for the girls and little women The last call for Easter is beinjr sounded and we have planned . .. accordingly. Special selections of fabrics in colorings and styles which -will be becoming to the ' girls and little women. ' THE CtfATS AND CAPES are in plain and novelty fabrics in all the new shades. Sizes 7 to 17. Your se lection will be easy here Saturday. Priced from $9-75 to $47.50. THE DRESSES are of unusual inter est, and the many smart models that have just arrived in pongee, shan- tung, taffeta, jolette, and canton crepe, are mostly one of a kind mod els. Colors include all the season's new shades. Prices range from $8.75 to $29.75. Girls' Shop Second Floor Select Your Easter Hats Here Saturday from These Two Groups at $7.50 $12.50 THEY are all here, whether it be a confection of pretti ness, or a distinctive hat for theater or evening, or A perhaps a smart hat for sports wear our Easter showing is complete. . . - We have chosen , from the season's most attractive styles and have them all in readiness for Easter Sunday a type to suit each fancy hats that give just the right effect to . the new Spring outfit in color and style. If you have put off buying your Easter hat until Saturday, you need have no fear that you will be disappointed in not finding what you want it is here and at a price that will fit your pocketbook. Come as early in the morning as possible, in order to receive better attention. ' TAILORED SAILORS $1.98 A new shipment of tailored sailors in navy, brown, and black, have been received for Saturday's selling, and they are among the best valuet we have been able to offer this season. Just the thing to wear with the sport clothes so popular this season. Hat Shop Second Floor I J ' r I I .1 in In -4 itf .H i V i I " I 1 :: f be 5 th ? c I - v, ir ' ra d roi Sol 4' 1 Mi U t tj oh