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Till? OMA1CA JlAILY BEE: TUESDAY, JULY 29, 1902.
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D.nglu Oonnty Kaiai ft flhowlnr. Before I ber
the Bute Board.
LINCOLN PAYS DEARIY FOR RAILROADS
Taxes Reeelred Cross Them Do Sot
Make Good Start Pos-losj
Interest Roods Voted
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, July 28. (Special.) The State
Board of Equalization listened today to tes
timony and argument In behalf of the plea
f Omaha taxpayera for a reduction In the
rata of taxation of the property of Dougls
oountr. Other countlea will be granted a
hearing, ao that It la not likely the board
will r-omnlete lta assessment task until
The hearing will ba resumed tomorrow
Mr. Bhlelda explained that the case was
being prosecuted on the relation of the
ounty. both he and Mr. Mcintosh appear
ing for the county commissioners, aa well
aa In the Interests of the taxpayera,
Thla afternoon a delegation of members
of the Omaha Real Estate exchange called
on Oorernor Savage and held a conference
of an hour regarding the appolntmenta for
the Omaba Tire and Police commission,
One of the visitors eald afterward that the
governor assured them he would give re
pectful consideration to their petition
"We exnect he will give ui a part, if not
mil, of the board," aald one. "The gov
rnor listened attentively and asked ua
many questions aa to the kind of men we
want. He gave us no definite assurance,
however, aa to whom he would appoint."
In tha Omaha delegation were: J. H. Mc
Intoeb and George W. Shields, appearing
M attorneys, Frank Meyers, F. A. Fltiger-
ald. F. D. Wead, W. O. Ure, John M. Fren-
er and Thomaa S. Boyd, witnesses.
In his argument before the board Attor
Bey Mcintosh urged a reduction in the atate
levy of from 7 mills to 4 8-10 mills. Last
year, with an assessed valuation of 2Z
861,791, Douglas county was assessed 1165,
65.71. This year, should the reduction
aked (or by Mr. Mcintosh be granted, the
ounty would be assessed 1106,645.71 on a
valuation of 825,891,835.
The testimony of real estate dealers was
roduced With a view to showing that land
la Douglas county la assessed at a much
higher rata than land of similar value In
Other countlea. One witness testified that
' the standard In some countlea la only one
fourth as great as in Douglas
Aa to town lots no comparison with other
committees - was made, but an abundance
. of testimony waa offered to show that the
ratio of assessed valuation to tha actual
' la higher than In other places.
Oil Meets All Retirements.
In the several thousand barrels of oil
Inspected by the state during tha last
twelve months not an ounce haa been found
that haa not fully met tha requirements
of the law. Ona Inspector is kept almost
onnat-ntlv buav in each congressional die
trlot. They make complete reporta of all
oil inspected, and a tabulation of these
shows that in nearly t every case tha oil la
i a little above the required grade.
. "Before the department waa created there
were frequent complaints of bad oil being
, shipped into tha etate, but wo don't hear
them any more," saia uepuir u
. Church, who haa Just completed a tpur over
most of the territory rn me rim
tonal district. "Under tho state lnapeo-
tlon barrel after barrel was rejected and
eat back to tha shipper and tha practloe
of, sending bad oil soon stopped. A w
barrela of low grade oil have found their
way Into tha atato and been Inspected In
recent years, but none In tha last few
months. . The requirements in Wyoming
'.... u hih. and it Is known that a
.large quantity of low grade oil is shipped
through Nebraska Into that state. The Ne-
Yr.uk department has no Jurisdiction over I
' ahlnmenU of that kind, unless, ot course.
hm aala or Durchase was mads in this
"I never aaw the farms In southeastern
Nebraska look any better than they do now,
Soma of the low land along tho Nemaha
and other rivers will not be very produc
tive, but aa a whole the condition couldn't
well be better. The harvesting ana tnresn
Ins Is well advanced and tha corn la show.
Ing up strong, with big. healthy ears. It
certa'nly la Inspiring to take a ride over
Nebraska farm lands. Everything growing
Beams to bo flourishing."
ray Dearly for Railroads.
Tho city of Lincoln haa paid approxi
mately 890,000 mors In Intereat on railroad
aid bonds than It haa received in taxes
en the railroads. Last year tha city
tAid 89.3&0 In Interest on these bonds.
while the railroads paid only $987.55 In
taxes. There V now $120,000 ot railroad
bonds outstanding, which draw 6 per bent
Interest. Of this amount $50,000 waa
voted for tha Elkhorn. $50,000 for the
Rock Island and $70,000 for the Elkhorn
Besides these there ara upward of $60,000
railroad refunding bonda.
When the bonds were, voted It was ar
sued that the railroad property alone
would more than pay the intereat on the
bonda. Thla prophesy baa failed In every
year, interest on me county rauroaa aia
bonds also exceeds the tax revenue from
The city authorities are confronted by
the problem of how to pay off the bonded
and floating Indebtedness f the city and
aa a solution it baa been euggested that
a sinking fund levy be made. The bonded
Indebtedness of the city is $1.1(7.100 and
the floating Indebtedness $61,000. Some of
the councllmen favor a sinking fund of 1
mill, but would' Insist , that It first be ap
plied to the floating Indebtedness.
Increased School Atteadanco.
State Superintendent Fowler predlcta
that the report of the schools of Nebraska
for tha last year will ahow a notable In
crease n the average dairy attendance ot
pupils and ascribes thla Improvement to
the good effect of tha compulsory educa
tion, law. Ha thlnka the increaae will ba
approximately 1. 000.
"There doesn't ssem to be much opposi
tion to this law any more," aald Mr.
Fowler. "For a while U waa not generally
observed, but now Its good effects are be-
Nature always tries to
repair damaged hair. Some
times she succeeds, very
often she doesn't. She needs
a little help Ayer's Hlir
Vigor. .It repairs the hair,
touches it up, gives it new
life, brings back the old dark,
color, and makes it soft and
glossy. Cures dandruff, too.
"1 used only one bottle of Ayer's
Hair Visor and it completely stopped
my hair from falling out." Mrs. C
Leasenfcld, New York City.
ILM. Aasrauista. J. C. ATM CO, UosB. Oats,
alnnln. to be seen and they will b till
MAi-KU si m m tt a
"I am of the opinion that the report
rill -tin a allrht radiir-tlnn In the Bum-
of school districts for economical rea-
sons. While many districts nave neen
created by the division of old ones, others
have been consolidated, so thst there has
been a decrease In the number rather than
Washington county wss the first to send
In Its report, Madison quickly followed
and others are now coming in with
Colonel 8. M. Mellck of the governor's
military staff has won considerable news
paper fame because of an accident which
befell his whiskers while ha was bathing
In Great Salt lake last week. The colonel
has been the proud possessor of long and
shapely whiskers, coal black In color.
Their color was their charm and made
him' the object of envy among the beard
less members of the staff.
Colonel Mellck Joined his fellow officers
In a plunge In Salt lake and when he
emerged from the water ha noticed that
his whiskers had lost their blackness and
were now red. He insists that someone
made him the victim of a Joke by breaking
a bottle of red hair dye In the water.
Governor la Too Busy.
Governor Savage insists that he la still
too busy with the Board of Equalisation
to give his time or attention to the Omaha
Fire and Police commission matter. Ha
sat with the board both morning and aft
ernoon today listening to the testimony
and argument in the Douglas county casa
and it Is likely that he will be similarly
engaged tomorrow, though not with tha
same hearing, for there ara other coun
tlea which wish to make a showing. The
governor's correspondence la attll loaded
with letters touchtng upon the Are and
police matter and frequent long-distance
telephone calls are received from the
metropolis which have bearing upon the
selection to be made. '
Artlclea of incorporation of tha Nurses'
club of Omaha were recorded in the sec
retary of atate's office today. The organ
ization is formed for the purpose of sup
plying trained nurses when needed and of
establishing a permanent home for lta
membera. The club has a capital stock of
81,300. The incorporators are: Lydia
Stein, Mollis A. Kennedy, Evelyn L. Irish,
Nettle Junkman, Anna Grote, Mary Wat
son, Bertha 8. Tedrow, Grace Denny and
REPUBLICAN ON . RAMPAGE
Hfver Overflow jnd Lacks bat 91b
laches of Recent Hlgk
SUPERIOR. Neb.. July 18. (Special.)
The Republican river suddenly rose Satur
day, owing to heavy rains west. It was
soon out of its banks and today it was
within six Inches of the high water mark
of two weeks ago.
The Burlington had a bad washout be
tween here and Oulde Rock at the same
point that the track waa washed away two
weeka ago. It haa now been repaired.
Guide Rock reported 8.25 Inchea of rain
Saturday morning. Tha rainfall here was
HEBRON, Neb.. July 28. (Special.)
There was another heavy rainfall here last
Saturday and Sunday, the damage result
ing therefrom, however, waa only nominal.
Aa a result of the heavy ralna further
north manv nf nup craalta anA Hv.h mm
iwonen Md haT, .galn OTerflowed tnelr
Danka. Xne progress of tha work on
br,ige, ,nd hlghwaye i, impeded and the
Improvements to aome extent damaged,
Tne approaches to aome of the brldgea
aro washed away, rendering the structure
altogether Impassable. The elements ara
atlll cloudy and present a threatening ap
FAIRBURT. Neb., July 28. (Special.)
Sine Saturday evening 2.10 Inches of rain
V. 1 1 lL.
' iiiBu. iui precipitation waa so
aiow that tho water haa all aoaked into the
ground. The only damage done la In re
tardlng threshing and to unstacked grain
rAHMEr, HANGS HIMSELF
Frank Prlbl Unda l.lie with a Il-'i.r
on Farm Nest
BEATRICE, Neb.. July 28. (Special Tel
egram.) Frank Prlble, a well-to-do Bo
hemian farmer residing two miles south
west of Odell and4twenty-three mile from
thla city, committed suicide by hanging
himself on his farm last night. His body
was found dangling from the end of a rope
oy a memDer or the family thla morn I nr.
The cause of the suicide Is not known.
oui is aiiriDiuea to a brief sick spell
causing nim to become mentally unbal
anced. Tbe suicide's business affaire were
in good shape and he owned a well Inl
proved farm of 240 acres.
Prlbl waa 40 yeara of ag and leave a
wiaow ana aeveral children. The coroner
was notinea this afternoon and haa gons
to Odell to hold an Inquest over the re
Beemlncly Ignores Creditors.
TECUMSEH, Neb.. July 28. (Special.)
H. w. Lanphere, who waa In the grocery
business in Tecumseh for soma time, dis
posed of his stock ten daya ago to Measrs
Kmrlck Sanford of Pawnee City. He
then went to Oklahoma within a day or so
after the deal was closed. He left cred-
itora behind, who became nervous, and
Charles M. Chamberlain of tha Chamber.
lain banking house claimed to have a ver
bal mortgage against him to aecure an $300
note. Mr. Chamberlain caused a warrant
to be Issued charging him with selling
mortgaged property. Sheriff W. H. Cum-
mlngs went down to Kingfisher, Okl.. and
returned with Mr. Lanphere Saturday. He
waa taken before JusHce J. 8. Dlnsmore
and was put under bond In the sum of
$1,000, which was furnished by Mayor
Washington Kobb. It la claimed that Mr
Lanphere Is also In debt to the Jobbing
houses. Mr. Lanphere stood high In this
At Ttcamirk Cbaataaejaa.
TECUMSEH, Neb.. July 28. (Special Tel
egram.) The attendance and Interest wsa
good at the Chautauqua today. Thla after
noon Mrs. Myra Olmsted of Lincoln dellv
erea an address on "Real and Ideal," and
Chaplain Frank C. Bruner of Beardstown
ill., gave a humoroua lecture on "Uncle
Billy and Aunt Harriet." Tonight Hon
a. o. uok oi uosnsn, ina., lectured' on
"The Rocks and Builders of Bunker Hill.1
The whole waa Interspersed with music by
tbe band and vocal chorus. The State Hor
ticuiturai eoclety meets In Tecumseh to
morrow and tha Chautauqua management
has decided to turn the grounds over to
the horticulturists from 10 till 4 o'clsck.
Wsrr oa Horses' Strength.
CARROLL. Neb.. July 28. (Special Tet
egrm.) A pulling match waa held here
today for a purs of $50 between a horse
of West Shlppey aod ons of Adolph John
son's, which waa decided by the judges In
favor ot the Utter, but tha former pro
tested payment of the stake money and It
will probably go Into the school fund.
Lanaber Baalaess t'aaasjea Owasrs.
WEEPINO WATER. Neb.. July S8. (8ps
clal.) Frank Dickson ot Loulsvills and
B. Dickson ot Elmwood hsva purchased th
Weeping Water Lumber company ot Lin
derniaa Bros. Mr. Dickson of Louisville
aa old-timer at tha business and known all
ov Uis county.
NEBRASKA GETS A SHAKING
Distinct Shock of Earth quaka Felt in Horth
Central Part of Bute.
vibrations last fifteen seconds
Accompanied ty Deep Rnnsbllnars sod)
of SonlrleBt Intensity to Rattlo
Planes snd Other Loose
BATTLE CREEK, Neb., July 18. (Spe
cial Telegram.) At 12:45 p. m. today a
very distinct shock of earthquake waa felt
here. It lasted about fifteen seconds. It
was accompanied by low, deep rumblings
like distant thunder.
NORFOLK, Neb., July 28. (Special Tele
gram.) About 12:16 p. m. today a distinct
earthquake shock wss felt In a region
from Norfolk, west to Nellgh and north to
Crelghton. The disturbance lasted aeveral
seconds, Jarring houses and rattling dishes.
CREIOHTON, Neb., July 28. (Special
Telegram.) A low, rumbling sound resem
bling signs of an earthquake shock was
felt here at 12 o'clock today, lasting about
CARROLL, Neb., July 28. (Special Tele
gram.) An earthquake shock waa plainly
perceptible here about 12:45 p. m. today.
The ground trembled perceptibly and la
the houses windows were made to rattle.
It lasted about half a minute.
Wheat and oata harvest commencing here
YANKTON, 8. D., July 28. (Special Tel
egram.) Tankton experienced an earth
quake shock about 12:40 p. m. today. Tha
visitation commenced with a noise as of
thunder and was quickly followed by
perceptible shaking up. Dinner dishes
moved and rattled in different parts of
town. The shock was followed by a low
rumbling that lasted about twelve seconds.
The barograph at the United States weather
station showed disturbance.
AFFRAY IN KIMBALL COUNTY
Walter Cook, Alleged to Have Shot
wits Intent to Kill, Most
x Answer Chorsjre.
KIMBALL, Neb., July 28. (Special Tele
gram.) Word was received here today of
shooting affray that occurred yesterday
In Bushnell precinct, Kimball county.
Peter Swanburg swore out a warrant
against Walter Cook, charging him with
shooting at his son, Wslter Swanburg, with
ntent to kill. The alleged shooting waa
done with a rifle and waa the result of
numerous quarrels In the two families.
Charlea Cook, the father of the younger
Cook, Is one of the most prominent stock
men in the state.
Sheriff Forsllng served the warrant and
Cook waa arraigned before Judge Prouty
this afternoon. A continuance was had
Cass Prohibitionists Nominate.
WEEPING WATER. Neb., July 28. (Spe-
clal.) The Cass county prohibitionists at
their meeting here Saturday nominated the
following ticket: State aenator, F. C. Tay
lor; representatives, A. M. Holmes and O.
8mith;county commissioner, to fill va
cancy, R. S. Compton. The following dele
gates were elected to attend the state con
vention: William Coatman, F. C. Taylor,
Rev. J. B. Whits, A. L Ralston, Mrs. M. 8.
Latta, Sam Compton, A. H. Holmes, B. F.
Judklns, J. a Fate, Mrs. J. C. Fate, K. F.
Rlcbarda, Charles Pierre, J. C. Simon and
Renominate Senator Meredith.
ASHLAND, Neb., July 28. (Speetal Tele
gram.) The democratic and populiat con
vention for .the Fifth senatorial district met
thla afternoon and renominated Senator O.
W. Meredith without opposition. The at
tendance was small in both meettnga, less
than half of the delegations from Saunders
and Sarpy countlea being preaent.
Connty Fair for Johnson.
TECUMSEH, Neb., July 28. (Special.)
The dates of the 1902 Johnson county fair
are September It to 18, Inclusive. Tbe pre
mium lists will soon be distributed, and
Secretary E. H. Grist seems confident of a
Baptists to Meet at Sterling.
TECUMSEH, Neb.. July 28. (Special.)
The annual Nemaha Baptist association
meeting will be held In Sterling, com
mencing August 21, and continuing four
AMERICANS EXPLORE SIBERIA
Miners I.enVe Nome to Hunt for Gold
SLstd Preelona Metal oa
TACOMA, Wash., July 28. The steamer
DUeovery has sailed from Nome with
nearly 100 American miners engaged by
i Northeastern Siberian comoanv. to
begin the exploration of the Siberian coaat
for gold and other metals.
They are In charge of John Rosen, man
aging director of the company, which holds
the concessions granted last winter by the
Russian government to Colonel Wonlar-
larsky of the Russian army. They will
go direct to St. Lawrence bay, opposite
Cap Prince of Wales.
LOSS TO CROPS ENORMOUS
Cloadbnrst In New York ACeets
Eighty Rqnare Miles ot
HORN ELLS VILLE, N. T.. . July 28. Re
ports from the surrounding country shows
that the cloudburst of Saturday night
affected nearly eighty square miles of ter
ritory- A broad estimate of the damage la
Tbe crop loss Is enormous. Much stock
has been drowned and many buildings have
been washed off their foundatlona.
The Erie got one track open late yester
day. It will be some daya before all the
damagea to the roadbed ara repaired.
Leeds Makes Statement.
NEW YORK, July 28. Following an In
formal conference of the leading Interesta
In the Chicago, Rock Island Pacine Rail
way company today Presidents. Leads
stated that the details ot th reorganisa
tion plan would not b mad public until
later In tha week, probably Thursday or
Friday. President Leeds admitted that tha
plan aa already published Is correct in Its
main essentials, but declined to make a
mora specific statement at this time.
Yonng Girl Accidentally Shot.
STCRGIS, S. D.. July 18. (Special Tel
egram.) Three daughter of J. E. Ham-
noa were hunting rabbits with a 82-caliber
rifle yeaterday. While returning home th
oldest one waa extracting cartridges from
ths gun. when th hammer slipped and th
gun waa discharged, the ball entering th
youngeat girl's sid and passing through to
th front of th body. 6 he 1 resting nicely
and no aerioua result Is anticipated.
M ETTLEN Mrs. Mary E.. wife of W. J.
Mettlen, died at the Maihodist hospital
at 11 a. tn. Monday. July z.
Funeral service will be held at the resi
dence XT15 Dewey avenue, at 12 JO p. in.
July . iaurment at Wayne Nb., July U.
Women as Well as Men
Are Made Miserable by
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, dlv
courages and lessens ambition; beauty, vigor
ana cneeriuiness soon
Q ri . disappear when the kid
neys are out of order
' or diseased.
Kidney trouble has
become ao prevalent
I that it is not uncommon
for a child to be born
1 afflicted with weak kid
neys. K the child urin
ates loo often. If the
urine scalds the flesh or if, when the child
reaches an are when It should be able to
control tha passage, it Is yet afflicted with
bed-wettlnr, depend upon It. the cause of
the difficulty Is kidney trouble, and the first
step should be towards the treatment of
these Important organs. This unpleasant
trouble Is due to a diseased condition of the
kidneys and bladder and not to a habit as
most people suppose.
Women as well as men are made mis
erable with kidney and bladder trouble,
and both need the same rreat remedy.
The mild and tha immediate effect of
Swamp-Root Is soon realized. It is sold
by druggists. In fifty
cent and one dollar
sizes. You may have a
sample bottle by mall
free, also pamphlet tell
ing all about it. Including many of the
thousands of testimonial letters received
from sufferers cured. In writing Dr. Kilmer
& Co., Binghamton, N. Y., bo sure and
mention this paper.
LAND WITHDRAWN FROM ENTRY
Fifteen Wyoming Townships In Plncy
Creek Reservoir District Ei
eluded from Settlement.
BUFFALO. Wyo., July 28. (Special.)
An order haa been received by the local
land office from Washington which with
draws from entry and settlement fifteen
townships lying In Johnson and Sheridan
counties. The townships withdrawn are
St, f2 and 63 in raagea 80, 81, 83 and 84,
All of the land Ilea In Johnson county ex
cept the north half of the northern five
As all of the land withdrawn would be
watered by the Plney creek reservoir ays
tem, which, It Is expected, will be con
structed by the government under the new
land reclamation law. It Is probable that
the withdrawal will be made permanent.
Tbe Piney creek reservoir has been re
ported upon by Captain H. M. Chittenden
and other experts of the government,
also by State Engineer Fred Bona and
Prof. El wool' Mead,, formerly etate engl
neer and now at the head of the Irrigation
The Plney creek reservoir is capable of
storing many times the amount of water
that would be needed to reclaim the landa
below and the construction of the dam
headgates and ditches would be very cheap
aa compared with other proposed Irrlga
tlon projects In the west.
Like the Sterling (Colo.) reservoir cite.
It is expected the Plney site will be ex
amlned thoroughly and reported upon.
LoToswar May Plead Not Onllty.
8TUROIS, S. D., July 28. (Special Tele
gram.) In ctrcutt court of thla county. In
th case of Stste of South Dakota against
Ernest Loveswar, charged with the mur
der of George Puck and-George Ostrander,
formerly ot Sioux City-, tbe defendant waa
brought Into court for arraignment. The
stats was represented by State's Attorney
John F. McClung and Wesley A. Stuart of
this city, and the defendant by M. McMahon.
Upon arraignment on th two Informatlona
the defendant through hla attorney naked
until Tuesday morning at coming In of
ccurt to plead to tbe charges. It Is be
Ueved that the defandent will now plead
not guilty, notwithstanding his confession
to John Smith, sheriff, and James H. Mc
Sloy, coroner, but the state's attorney and
Attorney Stuart have the case well In hand
and the opinion la general that the trial
'III be the closest contested one In tbe
history of he county.
Drowas While Fording, tho River.
CODY. Wyo., July 28. (Special.) James
McManus, while crossing the Big Horn
river at Corbett a few daya ago, was
drowned. The wagon waa overturned and
McManus for a time clung to It, but the
awlft current kept the wagonbox revolving
and It la preaumed the unfortunate man
lost hla hold and was caught under the
box. The - body h not yet been recov
Sheepherder's Body Fonnd.
THERMOPOUS, Wyo.. July 28. (Spe
cial.) The body of an unidentified sheep
herder waa found on tha public highway
near th Cliffs, at A. Workman'a ranch,
few days ago. The man had been dead
for at leaat three week.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair Tuesday and Wedneadny I
,. Promise for tho Corn
WASHINGTON, July 28. Forecast:
For Nebraska, North Dakota, South Da
kota, Kansas, Montana, Wyoming and Col
oradoFair Tuesday and Wednesday.
For Iowa Fair Tueaday and Wednesday;
warmer Tuesday In southeast portion.
For Missouri Felr and warmer Tuesday,
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA, July 28. Official record ot tem
perature and precipitation' compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
1WZ. 1"1. IfM. 15S
Maximum temperature .. 84 W 79 88
Minimum temperature ... 67 72 68 67
Mean temperature .., 76 81 74 76
Precipitation T .SO T .00
Record of temperature and precipitation
at omana tor mis asy ana since Marcn i.
Normal temperature T(
Kxceas or denciency ror me day 0
Total excess since March 1 177
Normal precipitation .13 Inch
Deficiency for th day 13 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1... .17.83 inchea
Deficiency sines Marcn 1 1.(11 inch
Deficiency for cor. period. 1901..... a.4 Inchea
Deficiency for cor. period, lfeO.... l.iti Inches
Reverts from Stations at T P. M.
CONDITION OF THE
North Piatt, clear
salt Lakt city, paruy ciouay.,
Kapld City, clear
Bt. I.ouls. partly ciouay
St. Paul, clear ,
Davenport, partly cloudy
Kansas City, clear
Oalveaton, partly cloudy
T Indicates trace of precipitation
I A. WEI.8H,
Local Forecast Official.
83 841 .00
iKI Ml .00
84 S2 .00
SS wil .00
84 ! .00
6 6K .
f) 814 T
82 Ml M
"8 go: .oo
1 i6 .00
M M .00
86 Mi .00
8.' W, .00
LOSE CALL FOR LYNCHING
Martial Lssob of Valley Osts Prisoner Out
of Town None Too Sesn.
HAD ASSAULTED A SIMPLE-MINDED GIRL
Deputy Sheriffs Meet Rim at Elk-
horn and Make Haste to Land
tho Prisoner In tho Connty
Jail at Omaha.
After a running fight, a hard drive and
several narrow escapes from a crowd that
threatened to take bis life, Albert Lleb
acher reached the Douglas county jail at
10:80 last night under guard of four dep
uty ahe-rlffs. He Is accused of assaulting
Hattle, the 18-year-old daughter of Henry
Plckard, a brick mason of Valley.
Word reached the sheriff's office shortly
after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon that the
Valley marshal was having difficulty In
protecting a prisoner from an angry crowd
and that help waa wanted. By telephone
It waa replied that assistance would be sent
and It was arranged that the sheriff's force
should go only aa far as Elkhorn by train,
then drive across country and meet the
marshal, who was to slip his prisoner out
of town and take to tbe road If possible.
meeting the county officers somewhere on
the seven miles stretch between the two
towns. It unsuccessful the deputies were
to go on Into Valley and take th prisoner
at all baxards.
Deputies Weber, Sherry, McClenneghan
and Roach left Omaha on , Union Paclflo
train No. 7 and reached Elkhorn at 8 80.
About twenty minutes later a fagged, foam-
covered horse wearily dragged Into the
town a buggy containing W. H. Letch, the
marshal at Valley, and his hunted pris
oner. The latter Is a Saxon, little ac
quainted with the English language, and
resident In this country, he says, only six
months. His age he. gives aa 18, but he
looks to be a trifle older, and ssys he was
a sailor boy two yeara. He was hatless and
clad only In striped overalls and a coat,
tbe rest of his wardrobe having been left
at Valley for very aufBcient reasons.
Depnllea Evade Angry Belntlvrs.
Marshal Leech mad the transfer to the
deputies and ten minutes afterward the lat
ter were on their way to Omaha with the
prisoner, every man armed and with no
grass growing under the horses' feet. The
danger did not then seem imminent, but
the deputies declined to take chances, for
while in Elkhorn telephoning to Valley for
further information, they learned that tho
assaulted girl's father and brother, angry
beyond pacifying, had been In Elkhorn with
seven of their friends, earlier In the aft
ernoon thinking to Intercept the marshal
and his ward. They had flagged a freight
train at Valley and ridden to Elkhorn,
where they accidentally received a wrong
clue and started back to Valley on the same
train that brought the deputies to Elk
horn. The latter got off the front plat
form of the smoker, and on the north aide
of the train at the Identical moment that
the man hunters were climbing on from the
south side further In the rear. Neither
party knew of the other's presence which
Is probably very fortunate for Llebscher
A representative of The Bee who was
with the deputlos was given the following
statement by aMrshal Leech when the lat
ter reached Elkhorn:
Story of the Crime.
"Hattle Plckard, who is a mentally de
flclent little girl. Uvea with her parenta
Just back of the Reld hotel, which is man
aged by her sister Lillian. Llebscher stop
ped In Valley three weeks ago on his way
from coaat to coast and waa engaged at
the hotel aa dishwasher. This afternoon
the girl and her mother called at the hotel
and when Hattle and the boy were left
alone in tbe kitchen he enticed her Into hla
room, which is Immediately adjoining, and
there accomplished hla purpose, giving her
a quarter to keep silent. When she reached
home and waa asked by her mother where
she got tbe money tbe story came out.
"The lad was still In the kitchen when
LiUle rushed In to warn him that he bad
best run for bis life, but he hesitated un
til the girl'a mother reached the locked
door and called out a threat to kill him
Then he sprang through a acreened window
and ran like a deer.
"My deputy, o. E. Oalnea, and I were
In the office of the Omaha Elevator com
pany when he ran by, with Mrs. Plckard
and Lillian after him. They called to me
and I overtook him in a cornfield about a
block from the elevator.
"It waa not until later that he told mo
the story of his misdeed and I started
back Into town with him, ignorant of
what had occurred. But as we retraced
our steps an angry crowd, unarmed, but
determined, gathered about us, told me
what had happened and tried bard to get
at the boy. Gaines and I fought them off
with difficulty and I finally amuggled the
prisoner Into the Valley bouse and up to
a room on the second floor.
Time to Make Tracks.
'I thought we might be safe, but sent
Galnea for a rig. Shortly afterward the
girl's father and brother, apparently wild
with anger, came toward the hotel with a
larger crowd and, I believe, with a rope.
I saw it was folly to stay and bp trapped
and I took the prisoner through a rear
door on the run. Oalnes bad appropriated
the first rig he came to, which was a-single
horse and buggy belonging to some farmer.
and we ran Into him Just In the nick of
time.' Gaines stayed and the prisoner and
I drove off as fast as the horse could go.
"I made for the slaughter bouse, think
ing the chase would be abandoned as soon
as we were out of sight, but In a very
few minutea Gaines raced up on horseback
and warned us that the crowd was follow
ing. I could see It In the distance then
and directed Galnea to ride off to the east
to mislead the pursuers, while we would
sneak to the south. Th plan worked, I
guess, for we have - reached Elkhorn In
safety. To do so, however, I circled clear
around by the lower Elkhora bridge and
drove that farm horse nearly fifteen miles
over soft roads In scarcely more than an
On the ride to Omaha from Elkhorn the
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