Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 14, 1902, Page 3, Image 3

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Vcfcratka Rsat EsttU CoiTit'a D
ituott Mtunrt in Strang Er.o'.atioi.
Paellle, to remain until the clot of the
MeCaaae Sieake on Jest Tnantlen.
This afternoon John L. McCsgue of Omaha
tpoha on "Just and Equal Taxation." Hit
address wn carefully prepared and be pre
lected some flirurea on the Inequalities of
the tsxes paid by corporations and land
Farmer Ktiiits lebberi Until Beatai Iito
Opposition Declared Aaalnst
nosed rimmnlir Irrigation
-Teatlae System fader
. the Baa.
Force Thomas H. Varah to Follow
Them te Kitchen, Whttt Ha
Tries to Defeat Them aad
la Brutally dabbed.
'oRAND ISLAND. Neb.. Feb. IS. (Special
Telegram.) Thomat R. Varab, prominent
farmer residing fire mllea southeast of Don
owner, th.t surprised hi. bearer.. Taxation THUGS ROUT GRAND ISLANDER FROM BED
be defined aa a contribution of the people.
pre I by the people ami for tbe people according
to their means for the public aa a benefit
and not a "necessary evil." aa It la often
Tbe railroads and other franchlsed cor
porations In some Instancea were paying cn
only 4 or B per cent of tbelr vaulatlon and
FREMONT, Neb., Feb. 13. (Special.) tB, landowner having tangible property bad
L. D. Richards presided at the real estate t0 ,,,, up the deficiency.
men'a rnnnllnn IMl mnrnlDB. The first I Pallrnaila In Nehraaka nalit ( nn a
number on the program was an address by T,uat0n of only $26,000,000, whllo their ac- IPhn w" assaulted and robbed of $66 In
W. R. Mellor of Loup City on "Farm unui tuai valuation was over $260,000,000. Aa wn Q"me' "a '"
and Agents." It waa a general discussion ihown DT )tg bonds and atock the valuation w" ",UD" ,n luo UDUB' .
r h. ..ti .M. r methods of bringing f th. Union Parian in waa K0. other members of the family, ln-
purchaaer and aeller together, contracts lor eMt $78 000 per mile and It la assessed at 'UU,UB l -
..I.. r r..l ..tnta. and waa Ol great prac- nnlv IS ItOO. Other railroads ahnw a mllar ""uv" 1"" " " "-"
tlcat value.. The necessity of a contract conditions.
fixing the powers of the agent and the rates He referred briefly to tbe Inequalities In
of commission to be paid were conaldered. taxation In Douglas county. These Inequal-
t th. .ntnlnn tf tha aneeker a contract IHea In tiTitlnn vera raiiaed hv tha
was a necessity for the protection of the I law permitting bonded Indebtedness and I " . " , ' " . V . '"""""
agent and In hla experience the difficulty other Indebtedness to be deducted from They ordered blm to get out of bed and go
was to procure the signature of the owner I the capital stock. The constitution re
to It and then of holding the owner to Ha quired all property to be assessed at Its
fair valuation and the law should require
It to be done.
He wsa followed by J. F. Hanaon of Fre
mont, who spoke on tbe same topic. The
Varah was awakened by a handkerchief
over hla mouth. He threatened to can I hla
aon-ln-law, but was informed by the rob
bers that hla aon-ln-law was at the dance,
houaa Wednesday night by the school chil
dren of Superior, by which over $100 was
cleared, to be uaed as a portion of the fund
raised for purchasing a piano for the High
Dleeenalen fa Arensed Over Choice of
Orator far Jnne Com-aiesrtsleBt,
PiipiUt Iura it at Lett Emit ia tha
( Appropriation BilL
The rights of tbe agent at present were
not protected, It waa neceesary that there
be an agreement among real estate men In
regard to auch contracts and they work In I Issue, he said, was between realty and per
harmony along those lines. He thought sonal property, and the latter was never
legislation was needed to define and protect found by the assessor, so realty, especially
tbe rights of both owner and agent. In the country, paid all the taxea. Tbe ques-
The aublect waa generally discussed by I tlona of railway and frsnchised corpora
tbe members of the convention. The gen- tton taxation did not tntereat the people of
down stairs.
Varah had been at Haatlngs tbe day be
fore and In a business tranaaction had se
cured over $250 in cash. On the way down
stairs he took the larger of th rolls of
bills and tucked it under his drawers, leav
ing only $65 in his trousers' pocket. Upon
reaching tbe lower floor he was ordered to
strike a light.
, When he had done so, he made up hla
mind to fight for It. The robbers soon
clubbed blm Into unconsciousness with the
. . . . ..... ... ii.. . .1,1.. uun-ena on revolver, also siasoing mm iu
era. op m on seemca nu shoulder and on the forearm with a
tracta llatlna- the oroDertv with the agent The taxation lawe of New York were re- ..... . .
ferred to and highly commended. M u"n ,nnl ln" " w"
Mr U.nann th. annrela.ment nt "r " large nmuuui ui
the ratlroada In the country would com
pare favorably with that of farm land
though at terminal points they got off too
Election af Officers.
tracta Hating tbe property with tbe agent
and fixing, terms of commission and sale
were the best for all concerned
Mr. Mellor discussed Nebraska, both aa
a farming and a grazing state, saying
To a arrest malorltv of thin audience Ne
braska la. a farming state, ttlmply be
cause the lnral rnmmimKr In which vou
reside is one of agrloultuial farms where
the hope of prosperity to the farmer de
prnds on the refc.ilts of his toll In the
raJalnr nf rrnnn: but we whould remem
ber that Nebranka- la also a state of
ranches, therefore It is but fair to nay, that
amain rilvlilea tinnori with sericulture
It la within the personal knowledge) of
some of my hearers that the feeders of
the. atate each year scour the western
edge nf thla farming part of our state
successfully for corn, oata. alfalfa and
hay. We. of our Dortlon of the atate. how
ever, do not' claim to have a monopoly
on the farm lands, aa some of our brothera
from the eastern portion do, but are wili
ng to concede that the further east or
nearer the large renters of population the
farm lies, the more Its valuation Inereasee,
aa aome of the greatest factors which tend
In inn lea a valuable farm is Ita nearness
to market and a large population surround
ing makes It more desirable as a home to
a greater number of fwoples. Some of
you are possibly thinking, why don't you
mention rainfall as one of thee reasons?
The election of officers then took place,
resulting as follows: President, James
Conklin, Franklin; treasurer, R. E. Moore,
Lincoln; secretary, J. F. Hanson, Fremont;
Vice presidents: H. C. Smith. Falls City:
Fred D. Wood, Omaha; Alonzo Thompson,
Fullerton; A. D. Curtis, Geneva; . Willis
Cad well. Broken Bow; J. A. Slater, Minden.
These, together with Lena Tlbbetts of Hast
ings. J. O. Preston of Oxford, R. 8. Rising
of Alnsworth. W. M. Remolds of Chadron.
A. J. Leach of Oakdale and A. A. Druse of STATE Y. M. C. A. CONVENTION
r nena, constitute the executive committee.
spilled all over the floor. The robbers
found tbe $S6-wallet, but did not secuare tbe
roll of $185. The children ran to neigh
bors and gave the alarm, and search was
made, but no clue was found.
Dr. Stone of Doniphan waa called to at
tend the injured man, bringing him back to
consciousness after two hours. It is ex
pected that he will recover. '
Both men wore duck coats and one wore
corduroy trousers; both had white mask
and one was especially tall. It is be
lieved they are thugs who became cognizant
at Hastings that Varah had secured quite a
roll of money, and followed, Jocated and
robbed him the next night.
(Trnm mv nhaervatlnn I do not think the
rilfrerenra In the rainfall over thla farm
ing portion of our atate Is as great as
anma of yi
tlon of the United States Department of
A rrli-nltiira rertfirta the rainfall at Loup
tTty to be 29 47 Inches for MOO, and ).7
lncnea tor ii'i, wnicn i mm cumiirw
tavorably -with the rainfall over the east
ern or farming portion oi our siaie.
. . Farm Valuations May Chans;.
It ia within the range of powibillty that
the present Ideas of farm valuation may
mika a radical chanice in the next ten
years, and 1 am of tne opinion that thn
lands which will be- considered as ot the
most VBlue In the near future will be the
valley lands of the central and western
part of our state which successfully grow
hat artat stork food, alfalfa, and 1 would
advise any stockman in the state of Ne
braska to buy. tract of land suitable for
that purpose at the earliest possible op
portunity. .
Personally, my Ideal for a farm ia not
wholly a smooth level tract on which
where there is sufficient land auitable for
cultivation, and then some cneap, rougn
land adjoining for pasture, but aome of
you ak the quertlon, why not have It all
MMAMh lanT I will tall vou. If It
im ah nirw. amooth land, and cood aoll. It
is lrapoaalblet to- withstand the temptation
very long not to break it out and farm
tf mA nsolallv ao ahould VOU crow a
crop of wheat turning out forty bushels
on an adjoining tract; therefore. If the
. pasture Is rough, you see how much lew
will be the strain on both mind and body,
and the easier will It be to continue to
raise cattle, that anchor of hope in ad
verse crop seaaons.
Fatteraoa va Land Traasfers.
, "Mr. Patterson of North Platte then read
a paper by W. U Hand of Kearney on the
- "Land Transfer Commission On the Tor-
rens System of Land Transfers." It briefly
outlined the bill, which has been drafted
by tbe commission and which will be pre
sented at the next session of the leglsla
It provides that a certificate showing the
title according to the transfers of record
may be filed and be conclusive evidence of
the title at that time. An abstract only of
the certificate to be recorded and on the
opposite page a complete list of all mort
gage or other Hens against the property.
Subsequent transfers to be made by an
assignment of the certificate. The bill
Many Prominent Members to Attend
Aaaaal Meeting; at
YORK, Neb., Feb. 13. (Special.) Tbe
Maxwell on Irrigation.
The subject of Irrigation was next con
sidered. Mr. Maxwell of the National Irri
gation association waa the principal
speaker. He waa of the opinion that a na
tional irrigation law was a necessity in or- twentr-second annual state convention of
aer to avoid conflicting claims and to aee the Nebraska Toung Men's Christian asso-
tnai tne water supply was conserved as elation will be held at York from February
mucn as possiDie. in order to do this ac- 20 to February 24. All Nebraska railroads
curate and careful surveys were necessary, have made excursion rates to. this meeting
ana until mat was done It would be Im- on the certificate plan
practicable to begin any great irrigation The atate and local committees are mak-
project. I in8. averv effort to mika this meetlnsr ona
Prof. C. B. Bessey of the State university of the verr best and laraest attended and
spoxe on tne public lands of western Ne- I most successful meetings ever held.
Draexa. in his opinion there were thou- In addition to York's hotels, the citizens
sands of acrea not only not located so that of York will throw open their homes and
they could be Irrigated, -but of such a na- entertainment will be provided for all who
ture 01 sou that Irrigation would not do attend. Each Younr Men'a Christian asso-
them much good. They were adapted only elation will send delegates to this conven
er grazing and If used for thla purpose It tlon and In addition to the delegates there
waa possible to pasture them so heavily will be others who will come and attend.
The proposed program of the state con
ventlon to be held. Is:
Thursday. February 20 Even In tr! Res.
elona In Methodist Knlsoonal church at 1:30.
Song service, led by William J. Stevens of
Omaha: 7:45, Addresa of welcome ;,csponse
oy major Marry uujitan oi Hastings. s:is,
Opening address of the convention ty Rev,
Hubert c Herring, D. ,U.. paator First
as to destroy the grasses entirely. It bad
been thoroughly demonstrsled that unless
Irrigated, crops could not be raised In the
northwestern part of the state and hat
where an attempt was made to cultivate
the lands the result Was only to kill out
the natural grasses and It would require
years for them to grow in again. .The
bulk of the western Nebraska lands, he
considered, could be better used for graz
ing than anything else.
I. A. Fort of North Platte thought some
thing must be done to save the surface
water which found Its way Into the Platte
rivers. Tbe South Platte, he said, bad
been a dry bed of sand for years and for
the last few seaaons much of the time the
North Platte had been dry. at hla city. If
Wyoming and the western part of the
state used all tbe water and did not re
turn any of it to the river bed, it was diffi
cult to see where tbe water supply for Irri
gation was coming from.
Resolatloaa Adopted.
At the session this evening resolutions
were adopted favoring the passage of mora
stringent laws for the protection of land
lords, ' encouraging building and loan as
sociations, but condemning the tontine
plan; favoring a national irrigation law,
but opposing the so-called compromise bill
now before congress or any other bill that
takes away tbe actual control ot water by
Congregational church of Omaha.
r rmay. f ebruarv 21 Mornlnic: S. Thanks.
giving service, John Hogue of Chadron
9:20. "The ODen Bible." by Rev. B. B.
Tyler, D. D., pastor First Christian church
or uenver. iu, (a) -wno, What, Where,
by M. A. Wolfe of Grand Island; (b) per
manent organization; (c) state executive
committee report. 11, "The Religious Meet
ings," paper by C. M. Miyne of Lincoln.
11:211. aiBcusHions on above topics: dinner,
Friday. February 21 Afternoon: Session
In Methodist Kolscopal church. 2. Praver
service, . a. iiarx or rremont. 2:20. Bible
study 1, (a) "To Enlist Men." (b) "What
Methods." (c) "How Held." bv Georae
Babcock of Omaha; 2, "Why Should Bible
Study Especially Appeal to the College'
biuaeni. oy u. B. fneins or Milwaukee
3.M, "Association Membei
tlon of a Higher Btsndarc
bership," by E. C. Henry. M. D.. of Omaha
xne naie or tne individual Member in
the Association." by Howard H. Hubbell
or iincoin. conferences.
Friday. February 21 Evening: Geone F.
Hiaweu. manager rremont, isikhorn
Missouri Valley Railroad, presiding. T:3u.
Omaha Association
by the
7:45, Address.' "Twentieth Century
further provides for an inheritance tax of I the state.
one-half of 1 per cent on all property con
eyed, by will or inherited under the laws
of descent and distribution.
Vosjae la Parts ( Enrage,
' Certification of titlea waa nothing new in
aome parts of Germany and In Austria it
had been In force for more than a hundred
years and had given perfect satisfaction to
all parties. It had met with strong opposl
tlon In England from the time It was first
Introduced, principally from lawyers, as it
deprived them of good-elsed fees for the
exsmlnatlon of titles.
The history ot the system In the United
States was also outlined from Ita adoptlou I MIIRilPR
The Torrens land system wss strongly
endorsed aud a strong resolution was
adopted condemning tbe Bowersock bill for
tbe leasing ot the vacant public lands to
the cattlemen aa a detriment to the beat
Interests ot the state.
At the close of the session a banquet
was held, after which there were short
talks on Immigration by J. R. Buchsnan ot
the EVkhorn and J. C. Bonnelt of the Rock
Island system. H. I. Wilson of Lincoln
gave an addreaa on Nebraska's thirty-five
years of development as a state. Presi
dent James Conklin was toastmaster.
Song service
auartet. 7:45.
Vision." by A. C. Harte of Mobil. Ala.
8:30, Railroad train, conducted by George
D. McDIll of Omaha, International railroad
Saturday. February 22 Mornlna: Sea
slona In Methodist Episcopal church.
Memory verse service, juna
at the option of the parties in Illinois la.
1895 to the present time.
Representative Hanks of Nebraska City,
who introduced th bill tor the appointment
of the commission, spoke briefly urging
many reasons for tbe adoption of the reg
istry system of transferring land among
Jary Convicts John MoCermlek af
Marder af Mrs. Maggie I
NEBRASKA CITY. Feb. 13. (Special
which ware its cheapness after th lands Telegram.) The jury In the case of Jobu
have once been registered and Its simplic
About loo members of the Real Estate
exchange of Ovjsba arrived over tbe Union
It's in the Brew
McCormlck, who has been on trial In the
district court for two days, clarged with
the murder of Mrs. Maggl Liadsley, (RESTRAIN
orougni ia a vvruici oi nurv r in ma sec
ond degree after nine hour ,' deliberation
The defease will file a .notion tor a new
trial. Sentence has not been pronounced.
Shetmard of
North flatte. :ao. "The open Bible." by
Rev. B. B. Taylor, D. 1. 10, "What For
the FutureT" by H. B. Ward of Lincoln
10:20, "Prayer and Glfta for Nebraska," by
r . Lfe w una or umina; ainner.
Saturday, February 22 Afternoon
Praise service. T. C. Marsh of South
Omaha. 2:20, "The Young Men In Unor
ganised Towns and the Young MenW Chris
tian Association." by C. K. Obei of Chi
cago, held secretary international commit
tee. 2:60, "Opportunities for Men" (a) "In
the Association as a Life Work." by Wil
liam M. Parsons of Minneapolis, field aecre
tary international committee; (b) "The
Foreign Field," by C. K. Ober of Chicago.
i:6tf, "The Open Bible," by Dr. Tyler. 4:30,
"The PoeslulllUe of the Physical Depart
ment," by A. J. Coata of Lincoln.
Saturday, February 22 Evening: T:30,
Song service by the Omaha Male quartet.
7:46, Addresa by Hon. S. E. Sedgwick ot
the supreme court of Nebraska. 8:15, Ad
dress, 'Christian Cltlsenshp," by Chancel
lor E. Benjamin Andrews of the University
of Nebraska.
Sunday. February 231, "Quiet Hour," by
W. M. Parsons. 2:15, Special students'
meeting, G. 8. Phelps and C. K. Ober. J: 30,
Men'a meeting. 4. Women'a meeting. 4,
Boys' meeting. 7:30. Association rallies In
churches. 9:15, Farewell meeting, Metho
dist Episcopal church, J. P. Bailey, atate
aecre tary.
. (From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, FVb. 13. (Special.) Dissen
sion la reported In the senior class ot tbe
university because of tbe recommendation
of Booker T. Washington for orator at the
June commencement. The name baa been
presented by a special committee chosen
by the clsss. Tomorrow there Is to be a
mass meeting of tbe students, at which the
matter will be discussed. Several weeaa
ago the committee sent out mrnaTTons to
noted speakers to deliver the commence
ment oration, first among them being Sen
ator Beverldge. Next in order Grover Cleve
land waa asked and Booker T. Washington
came eighth on tbe list. Chancellor And
rews said this afternoon he had heard of
no dissatisfaction because of the commit
tee's final selection.
Pbl Beta Kappa Honors.
Nineteen members of the senior class of
the University of Nebraska have been
elected for Phi Beta Kappa honors. Elec
tion of candidates to this fraternity depends
wholly upon class standing, 10 per cent
only of each senior class being selected.
This morning the fortunate ones were an
nounced In chapel as follows: A. K. Barnes,
Norfolk; Elsie M. Blandln, Weatern; C. M.
Bracelln, Humboldt; Mamie Ellis, Lincoln;
J. Fossler, Lincoln; R. W. Harbor, Oak
land; Ethel May Masters, Exeter; Char
lotte Mead, Omaha: Carrie 8.' Nielsen,
Omaha; Sarah L. Phelpa, Schuyler; Mallnda
Powell, Corydon, Ky.; R. C. Powers, Nor.
folk: Bessie Reeves, VlUlsca, Ia.:"H. D.
Rlcker, Lincoln; E. T. Sage, Beatrice; Char
lotte Templeton, Omaha; ' Annrtta M.
Sprung, Lincoln; Mrs. Hattie Williams,
Lincoln; Carolina Stringer, Lincoln; Zora
Shields, Omaha.
Commencement at t'nlversity.
The midwinter commencement of the
university season was opened tonight with
an address before tbe Sigma Chi scientific
traternlty by Director Samuel Calvin of the
Iowa Geological Survey. He spoke regard
Ing the records of the great Ice age id the
upper Mississippi. An electrical exhibit In
the university armory attracted several
hundred visitors. The commencement and
conferring of degrees will take place to
morrow evening. The orator of the oc
casion is John C. Black of Chicago.
Lnmbermea May Meet Next In Omaha.
The lumbermen finished the business of
their annual convention , early this after
noon and at 6 o'clock a large party left over
the Missouri Pacific for a trip to the gulf.
Theae officers were elected: President, J.
W. Holmqulat, Oakland vice president, E.
S. Clark. Gretna; new directors for three
years, M. L. Fries, Arcadia, and T. U.
Whlffln, DeWltt. A resolution was passed
thsnklng the Lincoln lumbermen for their
hospitality and courtesy, and the retiring
officers for their exertions. The auditing
committee reported and the report, was
adopted. It Is likely the board of directors
of the association will vote to bave tbe
next convention In Omaha.
Nebraska Exhibit at St. Loo Is.
Governor Savage will meet with the Ne
braska commission for the Louisiana Pur.
chase exposition in Omaha tomorrow after
noon. Plana for tbe state's exhibit at the
St. Louis exposition, will be discussed and
steps will likely be taken to arouse greater
Interest in the raising of the preliminary
fund than" has yet beegmanlfested.
Requisition for Isnsel Tranx.
A requisition was granted today for the
return of Samuel Truax from Oklahoma to
Boyd county, Nebraska, where he IS wanted
to answer to the charge of unlawfully re
moving mortgaged property. It is alleged
that he took two mortgaged horses with
blm to Oklahoma. ' The man is now under
arrest and will be brought back by the
sheriff of Boyd county.
Ta Haasfaetare Matl Catchers.
Arttcles ot Incorporation of the 8. R.
Patten company ot Omaha were recorded
In the secretary of state's office today. The
company is capitalized 'for 1200,000 and Its
Incorporators are: Slmoa R. Patten, Alfred
Millard, Ezra Millard, George A. Joslyn and
Benjamin Mclnnerney. Tbe corporation
will manufacture tbe Patten system ot
catching and delivering 'mail on railroad
Governor to Wear Antlers.
Governor- 8avage and Attorney General
Prout will be initiated tomorrow night by
tbe Order ot Elks. They were voted in as
metnbera aeveral weeks ago, but until thla
week neither found It convenient, because
of business engagements, te attend Initia
tory ceremonies.
Oraters Leave.
Governor Cummins of Iowa left tbia aft
ernoon for Kanaas City, where ba will
sfeak at another republican baaquet. Con
gressman Fowler of New Jersey, who was
also a speaker at the Young Men'a Repub
Uuan club banquet In this city last night.
left on a noon train for Omaha, expecting
to continue tonight hla journey back to
Hlcaards Grafted Centlnnaaee.
P. Coursey Richards, the man who la ac
cused of assaulting hla 12-year-old step
daughter, was taken before Justice Wester
man this afternoon, but on hla own motion
preliminary trial waa continued to next
Monday afternoon.
Hall Prendly Anaoaaeea . Satisfaction
with Pnbtle Bnlldlns; Prospect
Also Carrey's Pretest
from Saatee Agency,
t tt II
A ii
I appeals at once to
Jlovera of the beverage
a meat extraordi-
I nary brew. There's
!tht indescribable
I goodness characteris
tic of "BLATZ" and
lit never varies.
Try it and you'll say
I say so too.
Kearney to Demeaatrate Its Needs.
KEARNEY. Neb.. Feb. 13. (Special Tel
egram.) In the early part of the present
session of congress a bill was introduced
by CongresamaA Mercer appropriating 175,
000 for a public building and poet office In
this city. Recently he addressed Msyor
Roe asking for information regarding the
growth of the population and probable
growth in twenty years and other data
bearing en the matter. A letter was re
ceived by Postmaster Holmea running on
the same line. Messrs. Roe and Holmes
hsve taken the matter before the executive
committee of the Kearney Business Men's
aaaoclatioa with a request to assist la
gathering auch information aa can be se
cured, and it la proposed to have a map
prepared showing the location ot buildings
and indicating the extent of the city.
new at Trenton.
TRENTON, Neb., Feb. 13. (Special Tele
gram.) Snow began falling about 11:30 a.
m. and has been falling tbe rest ot the
day. There Is no wind. The snow is from
the northeast. The temperature Is above
freest og.
(Non-lntoxlcant) Tenic.
or direct.
14IB Doaavlaa at. . Tel. 1081
Farmers laatltate at tit. Edward.
ST. EDWARH, Neb., Feb. 13. (Special.)
Arrangements bave been completed for a
farmers' Institute to be held at thla place
February 37. Several prominent speakera
I bave been engaged. .
Nebraska. Ctty Paeklaa; Henae Seeks
to Preveat Iaterferenee with
Ita Employea.
NEBRASKA CITY. Feb. 13. (Special Tel
egram.) The Morton Gregson Packing com
pany, by Ita attorney, W. F. Moran, ap
peared In the district court this afternoon
and aaked tor a temporary order restrain
ing ths local branch of tbe Amalgamated
Meat Cutters' and Butchers' unloa. Its offi
cers or members from Intimidating or Inter
fering in any way with the employea of tbe
packing bouse. ,
Judge Jessea granted the order and will
give all parties a hearing next Monday.
Tbe packing bouse has been running thla
week nearly to it full capacity. Ita man
ager claims that the strikers arc using
threats and intimidations to prevent em
ployes from continuing their work, .which
is the reason for bringing the suit.
Robbers Loot Gretna, Store.
GRETNA, Neb., Feb. 13.-e-(SpeclaI.)
Burglars broke into Hughea Bros.' mer
chandise atore at an early hour thla morn
ing by breaking the front window. They
rifled the caab drawer of its contents, about
$1.60. The register was broken to pieces
and carried to the rear of the store and
left there. Aside from robbing the aafe
nothing else waa molested. They made
their escape through a back window and
have not been apprehended.
NebraaVaa Hart la Explosion.
FAIRBURY. Neb., Feb. 13. (Special.
A telegram from Prescott, Aria., says that
Max Huber, who formerly lived at Fair
bury, was badly Injured in an exploaloa at
ths Monte Crlsto mine. His tsther and
brother, P. C. Huber, left yesterday even
ing. Mr. Huber was developing a mine of
his own In the vicinity and It la supposed
be w&s in tbe Monte Crista at the time of
the cxploclon.
Eatertalameat for Plaao Poad.
SUPERIOR. Neb., Feb. 13. (Special.)
Aa entertainment waa given In the opera
Conteat Aejalnat Omaha Graadmether.
KEARNEY. Neb.. Feb. IS. (8peclal Tel
egram.) Depositions in the Ewart case, to
be heard in district court at Omaha nsxt
Saturday, were taken before Ira D. Mar-
aton thla afternoon. Depositions were mads
by Mrs. Nellie Carson, Miss Emma Yotty,
A. Arnold and -vtfo. V. C. Chase aad
Mrs. Flora Ewart, mother of Mr. Ewart,
who aeeka to recover possession of his
young daughter, now la charge of her
grandmother at Omaha.
Wlag Pleads Gnllty aad Is Fined
FAIRBURY, Neb., Feb. 13. (Special.)
George Wing of Steele city, in tnia county,
was on trial in county court yestsrday on
the charge ot "bootlegging." He pleaded
guilty and ia boarding out bla fine with the
sheriff. The fine lmpoaed by Judge Boyle
waa 100 and coata. G. O. Taylor, druggist
at Steele City, waa arrested for selling liquor
without license. His cess will come up for
hearing next Monday.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. (Special Tele
gram.) The Item In the Indian appropria
tion bill continuing the Indian supply depot
at Omaha haa bad a somewhat rocky road te
travel recently and tor a time It looked as
if It would fall altogether. On Tuesday tbe
members of the house committee on Indian
affairs sought to put the Item in the bill,
but on a vote It waa ordered to be atrlcken
out. Yesterday the vote wss reconsid
ered gfid the Item will be found In the bill
to be reported tomorrow, carrying an ap
propriation of $10,000, which la $2,000 mora
than last year. The wording baa been con
siderably changed and ia aimed to meet the
objections of tbe secretary of the Interior
and the commissioner ot Indian affairs
against maintaining an Indian aupply depot
at Omaha.
Information before the house committee
waa to the effect that while the money ap
propriated haa been paid out In salaries,
nothing has been done toward occupying
the buildings leased for tbe purpose. Con
gressman Mercer, who drafted the amend
ment to tho bill, haa sought to make it
mandatory upon the part of the Indian
office not only to open bide in Omaha, but
also to s tore supplies there. '
Army Post at Des Moines.
Congressman Hull ot Des Molnea waa in
an exceedlugiy happy frame of mind today
over a talk he had with Secretary Root in
relation to the new army post to be built
In Des Moines. The congressman la up for
renomlnation and, while he la here looking
after the Interests of hts constituents, hla
opponents are asserting that the Des Molnea
post will not be built and that the talk of a
new postofflce building at that place la de
signed only to catch the unwary.
Captain Hull said today he had the as
surance of Secretary Root that tbe post
would be built along the lines contemplated
that $200,000 having been appropriated he
regarded tbe action of congresa as specific
in character and would approve the esti
mates contemplating the purchase ot 605
acres additional for rifle range, to cost
General Miles, when seen In regard to the
omission of the post at Des Moines from
the list of permanent posts submitted by
the army board, of which be was president,
said the board did not think any recom
mendatlon was necessary in view of the
speciflo action of congresa.
"We are going to get a new postofflce
building, too," said Captain Hull. "Secre
tary Taylor sent a letter to the chairman
of the house committee on public buildings
and grounds today, stating that, in hi
opinion, a three-story and basement build
ing covering 30,000 square feet on the first
floor and 15,000 feet on each of the other
floors, could 6e erected at a cost ot $850,
000, Including site. Now wa are going to
go for that building, and we are going to
get it."
Personals and Department Notes.
Judge and Mir. Smith McPherson of Red
Oak, Ia., are in Washington on their way
home from New York. They expect to leave
for the west tomorrow.
George E. Llchety of Waterloo, I a., passe
through Washington today on his way home
from New York.
N. W. Wells of 8chuyler, who haa been
in Washington several daya, will leave for
Nebraska tomorrow and rumor saya ba
will enter the race for congress In bis
John Garvey of the Santee agency arrived
In Washington today. He is here to pro
test against the action of the Indian office
in turning the agency over to a achool
superintendent and abandoning the agent
at that place. He claims It will work
great hardship to hla people. He saya he
cornea with letters and statementa that
will give the commissioner a new Insight
Into affairs.
Z. T. Lindsey of Omaha ia In Washington
on a short visit.
Senator Millard bad expected to leave
for Omaha tomorrow and had so tele
graphed his friends, but today .announced
he would deter hla visit.
Rural free delivery baa been ordered es
tablished April 1 at Dike, Grundy county.
I a,, with N. J. Bonds as carrier. The
route embraces an area of thirty-one
aquare mllea, containing a population of
60S. Tbe postofflces at Lear and Fern will
be supplied by rural carriers.
Iowa Postmastera Appointed H. - D.
Smith, Bradgate, Humboldt county; J. H.
Marriott, Long Grove, Scott county; T.
Lepley, Warsaw, Wayna county.
The postofflces at Doty, Boyd county.
Neb., and Fleetwood. Minnehaha county,
8. D., will be discontinued February 28.
Hot Springs Merchant Refaaes to Obey
Conrt's Order to Sled
I Deed.
DEADWOOD, g. p., Feb. 13. (Special.)
Cbarlea G. Fargo, the well-known Hot
Sprlnga merchant and proprietor of the
Gillespie hotel at that place,, haa been ad
Judged la contempt of court by Judge F,
J. Washabaugb and fined $500, with aa or
der that be stand committed until the fine
la paid. i
In 1890 Fargo entered Into a contract
with D. A. McPherson and Harrla Franklin
to transfer a certain piece of property la
the lower part of Dead wood for right-of-
way at the time tbe Elkhorn railroad waa
bulldiug Into the 'town. Later Fargo re
fused to convey tbe property and suit wss
brought to enforce ths specific performance
of ths contract The case waa in the courts
aeveral years, and In 1898 a decree was en
tered ordering Fargo to sign a deed to the
property. He either neglected or refused
to comply with tha order ot tbe court, and
this week the attorney for the plaintiffs
asked an order to compel him to convey
or be declared In contempt.
Judge Wasbabaugh granted the order and
gave Fargo until noon Wedneaday to make
the conveyance or atand a fine. Fargo atlll
declined, contending that the property
passed out of bis hands several years ago.
evening, and gavs ber a terrific blow with
stick ot cordwood. Her husband waa
working la tbe mine at tha time and did
not get off shift until o'clock. He found
hts wife unconscious when be got home, and
It wss aome time before ehe revived suffi
ciently to tell -what bad happened. 8bs
did net see ber assailant, but the stick of
wood with which she had - been struck
was found on the floor. A trunk ta tbe
house had been broken open and $45 in
money taken.
Railroad Man Charged with Altering
Par Cheek Bonnd to Dla
trlet Conrt.
HURON, 8. D., Feb. IS. (Special.)
John F. Williams, a former clerk for 8. A.
Hearn, storekeeper for the Chicago
Northwestern company, was examined be
fore Justice Van Dalsem Monday and Tues
day, charged with fraudulent endorsement
of a pay check Issued by the company to
Calvin McReynolds. Williams waa bound
over to the March term ot the circuit
court In the sum ot $500 and la now at tha
eounty Jail. Wllllama la a single man.
haa relatives at Groten or Doland and has
served time at a reform achool. It la said
that ha wsa In jail laat winter, haa had
trouble at Aberdeen and waa tangled In a
lob ot Incendiarism at Pierre.
Booth Dakota Incorporations.
PIERRE, 8. D Feb. 13. (Special.) -
These articles of incorporation have been
Mitchell District Hoaoltal company.
Mitchell. Trustees: B. A. Babb. W. E.
Calme, R. C. Wame, Charles A. Bowers,
F. W. Frvbers. A. H. Daniels. R. F. Dun-
das and L. K. King.
Kinascny Mercantile company, oroton.
Capital. 120.000. Incorporators: Auaust E.
Klebund, Arnold Rugge and J. C. Kind
achy. Brookings Furniture company, Brooklnga.
. apttai. n.u"). incorporators: ueorge u
Rude. Nels O. Rude and Inarl Rude.
Floyd Medicine company. Huron. Capital.
$2S0,0C10, Inco -porators: French W. Floyd,
Albert B. jonnnton ana I'nuip Lawrence.
Taylor Township Telephone company,
Hanson county. Alexandria. Capital. $3,700.
incorporators: MRtmii jnnnson, jonn
Bchroeder. C. E. Twombley. W. M. Newell.
Dean Reakman, William Morrow and Ed-
wara wenenaa.
Newspaper Bold Under Attachment,
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Feb. 13. (Special.)
Syd Dakota Ekko baa been aold under aa
attachment for $118 due Olaf Nash, an em
ploye, for labor. It Is said that ex-Mayor
B. H. Lien, a prominent fusion politician
now owns a controlling Interest In the pa
per. It Is announced that Wallert Hlldahl
a brother-ln-law of Mr. Lien, will be the
editor and manager of the paper In future
Mr. Hlldahl states that the policy of the
paper will be strictly independent.
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DEADWOOD, 8. D., Feb. 13. (Speclal.)r
John End-of-Timber, tbe Indian charged
with assault upon bla father-in-law, Walks
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court haa adjourned, tha four other Indian
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WM Benten aad Robbed.
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