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vol. xxxvn.
No. 71
Dawson County Fanner Picsed as
Organization Candidate for
Chief Executive.
I For governor, Elmer E.
Youngs, farmer of Dawson
For lieutenant governor, G.
J B. Wylie, engineer, Jefferson
J county. .J.
Following the adoption earlier in
the afternoon of a program of polit
ical action which included a declar
ation to enter the republican pri
mary on Thursday, April 20, the
state convention of the non-partisan
league proceeded tn name Elmer it.
Youngs, a successful farmer of Daw
son county who specialized in alfal
fa raising, as its candidate for gov
ernor. G. B. Wyile. a Rock Inland engi
neer living at Fairbury, and promi
nent in union labor circles, was
named for lieutenant governor, and
Anson II. Gigelow, a union labor at
torney of Omaha and a member of
the state constitutional convention,
for attorney general.
The convention showed a disposi
tion to place on its ticket State
Auditor George W. . Marsh, State
Treasurer D. B. Cropsey, Land Com
missioner Dan Swanson and Secre
tary of State D. M. Amsberry, who
have no opposition for renomination,
but it was not willing to do so un
less these gentlemen were willing to
be endorsed.
A committee consisting of George
C. Porter of Morrill. Ilyio Aden of
Ilazzard and Edwin Reed of Ilaigler.
was named to confer with the four
Mate officers and report the resuTi
of thie rinterview. Although Lieu
tenant Governor P. A. Barrows and
Attorney General Clarence A. Davis
have no opposition they were not
similarly favored.
Labor Supports Bigelow.
It took three hours to do tlie work
of nominating and adopting a plat
form and a declaration of principles.
Each candidate was vouched for by
one or more oratorically inclined
gentlemen. One of the delegates, a
member of the plasterer's union,
vouched for Mr. Bigelow. He said
that he and other union men con
tributed $1 a month to a fund which
went to Bigelow, and in return he
acted as their attorney and adviser
in all legal matters.
The meeting was behind closed
doors, but the doors were largely
composed of glass. An occasional
look through these showed the in
tensity of interest on the part of the
delegates and the presence of a con
siderable number of gentlemen with
a desire to get into .the discussions.
Very few of the delegates were Ger
mans; in fact there were more Irish
than Germans. League men fay that
there has been a large addition of
Irish to the membership in recent
months because of the attitude of
the democratic administration to
wards the Irish question.
Although most of the old-time
- leaders were present, the generai
average of the delegates was higher
than at previous gatherings, more
representative farmers and fewer of
the intense radicals. Farmers un
ion men say that the league leaders
are thoroughly justified in their
"claim of a membership of 20,000 and
that through the use of local farm
ers as organizers the list is mount
ing 400 or 500 a week at the pres
ent time.
Mr. Youngs had an easy, time o'2
It capturing the gubernatorial nom
ination, although none of those men
tioned for It were In any sense cau
. didates. He received 91 votes on
the first and only ballot. The re-
mainder of the votes were scattered
between R K;I.owe.l of Omaha,
junn u. cumiui, ineiuoer ui ine icg-
islature from Saunders county. Sen
ator W. J. Taylor, democrat from
Custer,' and Charles Wooster of Mer
rick county. The other nominees
won out by substantially the same
vote as Youngs.
The league will make legislative
nominations in a number of districts
where is has a goodly membership,
and it will also enter the republican
primary in the third, fifth and sixth
congressional districts where it is
strongest and where it must buck
the present incumbents, who have no
opposition to date.
The state platform is substantial
ly that of the North' Dakota organ
ization the preamble declaring that
the fundamental purpose of the na
tional nonpartisan league is correct
in principle. State ownership and
operation of packing houses, flour
mills, stockyards, creameries, termi
nal elevators and beet sugar factor
ies are included.
The delegates were very optimist
ic over the outlook. They say that
if they do not win this year they
won't mind the whipping very much,
as they take this to be only a begin
ning. The leaders are quite san
guine that the massed vote of the
league behind Youngs will put him
across in a field made up of five or
f ix opponents.
Pupils of Columbian Schools Rsndei
Pleasing Entertainment Yes
day at Library.
From Thursdays Daiij
The time of the regular v.e kly
st oy hour yesterdi-y at tha public
library was taken up with the ren
dition of the Washington-Lincoln
program given by the pupils of the
Columbian school under the direction
of Miss Nettie Hawksworth and Miss
Jessie Whelan. The young people had
prepared a very interesting and im
pressive program that was given in
a most pleasing manner and which
taught the lessons of patriotism as
well as the wonderfu. part that the
two great presidents had played In
the history of the nation. The pro
gram consisted of recitations and se
lections by the young people culmi
nating in a patriotic playlet in which
the patriotic songs were interwoven,
making it a very pleasing feature of
the occasion. There was a very
large attendance present at the li
brary and the young people taking
part as well as their instructors re
ceived many words'of praise for the
pleasing program given.
Fred Fancer, Employed on Platte
River Bridge Gang, Takes Un
lock;! for Cold Plunge.
Prom Thursday's Daily.
Quite a little excitement reigned
yesterday afternoon at the Burling
ton Platte river bridge for a few
minutes when Fred Fancer, one of
the employes on the work there op
ened the bathing season rather pre
maturely with a dip into the cold
waters of the river. The young man
was engaged in carrying a large
section of sheet piler and as he
reached the' track on top of the
bridge his load became overbalanced
and with the result that he fell back
ward over the side of the bridge and
down into the current which is quite
strong on this side of the river, the
main current setting in close to the
Cass county shore. The cries of the
young man as he fell called the at
tention of the companions of the me.n
and their prompt work in the follow
ing few minutes saved him from
drowning." One of the workmen
grabbed a large section of rope used
for hauling material and raced from
the Burlington bridge to the auto
mobile toll bridge and getting there
lowered the rope in time for Mr.
Fancer to catch it as he was swept
down toward the toll bridge. He
was hauled out of the ley waters al
most frozen and hurried to the
warmth of a fire aud was later sent
to his quarters to remove his 6oaked
clothing, and take steps to prevent
his catching- cold from the effects of
the dip intc the,riatte. -
Governor Hardiner a Little More
Open to Argument in. Behalf
of the State Concerns.
From Thursday's Dally.
Washington, Feb. 25. Pressure
upon Governor Harding of the fed
3ral reserve board by members of the
Nebraska house delegation have
brought about the governor's consent
that the committee of three repre
enting the Nebraska state banks
hall have a hearing here before the
board at some future time, to be
fixed by mutual consent. Governor
'larding last week refused to post
one the hearings set for today over
he protests of the state banks, who
'ound that their committee could
'.ot attend the hearing. The verac
ity of witnesses appearing for the
federal reserve banks of Kansas City
and Omaha 'was challenged at the
hearing today, which occurred in
he rooms of Governor Harding at
the treasury department and was at
tended by all the Nebraska house
lelegation except Representative
lefferis, who has persistently re
fraind from taking any part in the
feud between the state and federal
-eserve banks.
Representative Andrews of the
fifth district refused to accept the
statement of M. L. Bishop, one of the
'mployes of the federal bank at Ora
iha, that the methods used by the'
federal agents visiting the state
banks were at all times "polite and
In strict observance of the usual
banking courtesies."
Charges Met by Challenge.
He said he could not allow such
testimony to go unchallenged, be
cause of the numerous affidavits to
the contrary that had been sent here
by the Nebraska state banks.
"Governor Harding, in behalf of
the federal reserve board, assumed
the entire responsibility for demand
ing payment at par of checks issued
against non-member banks in Ne
braska." said Mr. Andrews, after the
hearing. "A fact held in suppression
until today."
Officers of the Kansas City and
Omaha federal banks iestified that
they had used nothing but the most
gentlemanly methods, and denied
that there had been any display of
guns as charged in affidavits from
the state bank at Pierce. They tes
tified that they never had employed
even the appearance of a threat
against the state banks and acted
along the lines of strictest banking
courtesy. Our delegation, however,
had in their hands at the time num
erous affidavits absolutely contrary
to that testimony.
"Governor Harding coached their
witnesses over many difficult points,
and assumed the attitude of counsel
for the defense.- and also the duties
of judge and jury. As none of the
state bankers were present, only
their affidavits could be used in an
informal way during the hearing.
"When Mr. Bishop completed h,B
testimony I asked him if his course
had been In accordance with instruc
tions from his superiors, to which he
answered 'yes.' I wanted that ad
mission to stand in the record be
cause of the affidavits which show
that his course had been improper
and that it might not go unchalleng
From Friday Dally
Robert R. Ross of Lexington, who
is a candidate for nomination for
the office of president of the Unit
ed States at the primary election in
Nebrask.a has issued a statement In
which he denies the story printed in
a large number of the papers of the
state as to his connection with a liv
ery stable and states that he has had
nothing to do with a concern of this
kind In the 53 years of his life. This
story was first published In 1916
when Mr. Ross was a candidate at
the primary election and he now
makes the statement that the origi
nator was misinformed when he put
out this stAry.
From Thursday's Pally.
This afternoon at 1 o'clock the
residence of William Tippens on
North Eighth street was discovered
to be in flames and the alarm was at
once turned In by the neighbors dis
covering the fire. The origin of the
fire seems to have been from a defec
tive chimney as the Tiro first appear
ed on the roof of the house. Prompt
action on the part of Mr. Tippens
who was at home at the timo as well
as the neighbors who hurriedly
formed a bucket brigade and held
the flames in check pending the ar
rival of the fire department. The
loss to the building will however
amount to quite a little as consider
able of the shingle rcof was burned
and charred.
Services Held at St. Paul's Church
Conducted by Rev. Eraun of Om
ahaBurial at Oak H'll.
Krom Friday's Dally.
The feunral services of Mrb. Fred
Stewart were held yesterday after
noon at 2 o'clock from the St. Paul's
Evangelical church and were quite
largely attended by the friends a-.d
neighbors of this estimable lady who
Irad fceen so suddenly taken from the
heme circle. A short service was
held at the home by the officers of
the Woodman Circle of which the de
ceased had been a member for a
number of years and from there the
body was borne to the church where
so often the departed lady had wor
shipped, for the last services of the
faith in which she had been so
faithful in her lifetime. The ser
vices were conducted lTy Rev. Braun
of Omaha, who spoke briefly in Ger
man as well as English and gave to
the sorrowing relatives and friends
words of comfort with the promise of
a uniting in the future in the land
where the desolation of grief is un
known. The choir of the church
gave a number of the favorite hymns
during the service. The interment
was had at Oak Hill cemtery, the
pall bearers being selected from the
the old friends of the deceased, Wil
liam H. Ofe, William lleinrich. Ed
win Fricke, Waldemar Soennichsen,
Otto Wohlfarth and John E. Schutz.
Bertha Tarns was born in Platts-
mouth on December 4. 1S94, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Tarns, and
was reared to womanhood in this
community where she won a world
of warm and loving friends by her
bright and cheerful disposition and
who will feel bitterly the loss that
her death has brought to them. At
an early age she was united with the
Lutheran church and during her
lifetime was a faithful and devout
member of that faith. On July 11.
1917. she was married in this city
to Fred Stewart, and the married
life enjoyed by these worthy young
people was full of happiness that was
so suddenly terminated by death. To
mourn her death which occurred
Tuesday. February 24, there remains
the husband, one infant son, Harold,
the parents. Mr. and Mrs. Tarns, and
three brothers and one5 sister. Claus
Tarns of Nebraska City. Fred Tarns
of Stewart. Neb., William Tarns of
Omaha and Miss Anna Tarns of this
city. One child preceded the moth
er in death a few days having lived
but a short time and awaited the
coming of the mother on the farther
Fr'Mr Tnrisrtay'i. 7"al
A number of the old friends and
neighbors took W. R. Bryan and
wife by storm last evening when
they went fn to tell them how sorry
they were to have them remove from
our midst, and also to wish them
success and happiness tn their new
home as they are to make their fu
ture home in Colorado, leaving here
next week.
A very merry tim was had in
conversation and the renewing of
youth by playing some of the old
games, Mr. Bryan being one of the
most active players.
At a suitable hour very dainty and
delicious refreshment were served.
After bidding the host and hostess
good, night all departed for their
homes, having spent a very pleasant
Family Affairs Culminated in Wife
Leaving Home Ascribed as
Reason for Rash Act.
Krom Thursday's Dally.
This morning about 11 o'clock
James Cowan, who resides in one
of the rooms on the upper floor of
the Anheuser-Busch building at the
corner of Fourth and Main streets,
decided that life was a useless prop
osition and attempted to hasten his
journey to the green fields of the
hereafter by drinking the contents of
a small vial of carbolic acid and as
a result the man is still in a very
critical condition although it is
thought that he will probably recov
er from the effects of the rash act.
From what can be learned of the
causes leading to the attempted su
icide it feems that the domestic af
fairs of the family have not been as
peaceful and tranquil as. they should
Uq and. the events culminated in the
wife preparing this morning to sever
her home tie3 by returning to her
former home in Iowa. Shortly after
the family differences the husband
returned to the rooms that the fam
ily have been occupying and proceed
ed to drink the poison and by. this
action greatly alarming the other
residents of the building who had
learned of his rash act.
As soon as Mr. Cowan had taken
the poison efforts were made to give
him relief and the services of Dr. P.
J. Flynn. who happened to be in that
section of the city at the time was
secured and the suffering man given
medical treatment. It is thought
that he will recover without any ser
ious effects from the poison but at
this time he is not entirely out of
The family have resided in this
city several years, coming here from
eastern Iowa. The victim of the
case is a young man of 2fi years and
has been married for the past four
Epworth League and Queen Esther
Societies of M. E. Church Hold
Social and Box Supper.
BVntn FrMv'i DaMv
The parlors of . the Methodist
church was the scene of a most de
lightful gathering last evening when
the Epworth League society and the
Queen Esthers entertained jointly
the young people of the church and
the occasion was one that will long
be .very pleasantly remembered by
all those who were fortunate enough
to be present.
The forepart of evening was oc
cupied with a program consisting of
musical selections' and readings a,nd
which were greatly enjoyed by the
members of the party. Mason Wes
cott gave a most pleasing piano num
ber while a vocal solo was rendered
by Rev. A. V. Hunter, both of whom
were very much appreciated by the
members of the party. Byron Bab
bitt and Miss Velma Elliott each
gave very pleasing . reading and a
ladies trio composed of Mrs. R. B.
Hayes. Miss Florence Balser and
Miss Mable Lee Copenhaver favored
the gathering with several selec
tions. Following the program games
of all kinds were enjoyed by the
members of-the party under the di
rection of Miss Velma Ellfott, fourth
vice president of the league, who was
In charge of the program of the ev
ening and then the chief feature of
the evening, the box social was' op
ened. F. W. Elliott officiating as the
auctioneer and the handsomely ar
ranged boxes of the dainties offered
for 6ale to the youngr men aad the
sale of the boxes broueht a vers 4
lafaetory sum 'to the proceeds of tW
evening. 1
From Friday's Dally
The docket for the forthcoming
March term of the district court was
called on Wednesday by Judge Beg-
ley and the trial list for the term
arranged by the court. The court
has decided not to summon the jury
until Monday. March S. The cases
assigned for trial are: John F. Mor
ris vs. Missouri Pacific Ity. March 8,
10 a. m.; O. 11. Dennis vs. Deitrich
Kostcr. March 10, 10 a. m.; C. L.
Stull vs. Missouri Pacific Railway,
March 10. 1:C0 p. m.; C. L. Stull. vs.
Burlington railroad. .March 11, 9 a.
m.. Robert Kyles vs. C. B. Q. II. R..
March 12. 9 a. m.
Louisville Lad Defeated Edwards,
the "Kansas Cyclone," at
O'Neill Last Week.
From Friday's Dally.
Frank Schmader returned Monday
from O'Neill where he met and de
feated Billy Edwards, the "Kansas
Cyclone," after one hour and forty
minutes of hard wrestling. Frank
has more friends out at O'Neill than
Dad Nelson's bull dog has fleas and
when he lands in town they know
there is going to be a real contest
and that Schmader will be there at
the finish if it takes all summer.
The "Kansas Cyclone" was no
novice at the game but after one
hour and forty minutes with the ex
sailor he came nearer resembling a
hot wind from Kansas that a cy
clone. Like the Stecber-Caddock
match, it was a one fall affair, but
not prearranged. The "Cyclone"
blew out aud refused to come back
and receive another flop. Louisville
From Thursday's Dailv. . ;
Raymond, sou of Mr. 'and Mrs.
Frank Grauf, residing south of the
city, who has been suffering for Eome
time with the flu and pneumonia,
has been taken to the St. Joseph hos
pital in Omaha, where he was oper
ated on to relieve him from the com
plications which has followed the at
tack of pneumonia. It was neces
sary to tap Mr. Grauf and draw of f a
large amount of puss that formed on
one of the lungs and the young man
is now getting along nicely. Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Grauf, parents of the
young man, are in Omaha today and
will visit for a short time with the
From Friday's DaJlv.
The Cyril Janda. Jr., home on
West Elm street has been purchased
by Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Beverage, who
will move into the new home as soon
as it is vacated by Mr. and Mrs.
Tanda who are expecting to leave
for New York to make their future
home. This is a very pleasant mod
ern bungalow that will make Mr. and
Mrs. Beverage a very comfortable
home. They recently sold their resi
dence on Chicago avenue to Martin
Propst who is moving in from the
With Perfect Safety!
The Right Way to Handle Money!
If a checking account hadn't proved itself
the safest and most satisfactory way of handling
money, nine out of every ten people wouldn't
handle theirs that way. 3
If you haven't a checking account, open one
with us now. This service costs nothing; all
supplies are furnished. Requirements as to bal
ance are within the reach of everyone.
First National Bank
"TheBdnh Where Yoa FeelatHome."
First Meeeting on Sunday to Start
Work to Secure Funds for
Relief Work.
From Friday's Dally.
The committee in charge of lh
relief for the sufferers iu Armenia
arc preparius to renew the cam
paign iu this county in order to
complete the quota that was assigned
to Cass county by the state orgaHi-
In order to facilitate the work of
securing the desired funds there will
be special meetings held iu th city
on Sunday. At the close of the af
ternoon matinee at the Paruiel Sun
day, four special reels will be cbowu
of Armenia, the country and a part
of the hardships that the inhabi
tants have been compelled to under
go under the Turkish rule. These
pictures will be striking illustrations
cf the effects of the hardships on the
people of that desolated nation aud
give the American public tow ap
preciation of what they have Lad to
On Sunday evening there will l
a union service of the churches of tb
City in the iuterest of the far east
relief campaign and at which two
special speakers will appear. Mr.
Varji. a native of Armenia, and Miss
Butter, who has been engaged in
relief work in that country, and
both of whom have just returnej
from their sojourn abroad. Thee
speakers will give first hand Infor
mation of the condition cf the peo
ple of Armenia, who have suffere.l
the ravages of war, massacres and
starvation and who will perish from
the earth if a helping hand is not
On Monday afternoon there will
be a free exehibition of the pictures
made at the New Moreland theater
as well as addresses by the two
speakers and these will give every
one an insight into what is happen
ing and what has happened iu that
war ravaged country.
The committee are also arransius
'o send out cards under the unit sys
tem so that those who desire to sub
scribe may do so.
From Friday Dally.
This morning County Judge Allen
J. Beeson was called upon to join
In the holy bonds of wedlock Mr..
Henry H. Woodring and Miss Jessie
P. Thieman, both of Omaha. The
wedding was performed In the usual
accommodating manner of the cea
lal judge and at its close the newly
weds returned to their home in the
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