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LAB0R: DAY PROCLAMATION
GorcTnor Dilate on ths Hsiorabls Pasi
tion of Van Who Works.
IARBER CASE BEFORE SUPREME COURT
Deaartmea Officers of the O. A. H.
Coaler wll Railroad Mea oa
Beats tho Re
aaloa. LINCOLN, Aug. 1. (Special.) Governor
Savage today Issued the following Labor
' day proclamation:
By virtue of the authority vented In me
by law, and In compliance with an ex
press statutory provision, I, Ezra F. Sav
age, governor of Nebraska, do hereby pro
claim and designate Monday, September 1,
, 10"2, Labor day.
To the hand that tolls society Is largely
Indebted tor Its existence, welfare and
happiness. - Idleness, whether In - high or
..low stations of life. Is a germ of crime. It
is a fungus growth on Industry. No pesti
lence contains so many elements of danger.
Labor Is a heritage. Providence decreed
t that man should earn bis bread bv the
.sweat of his brow. The law of Industry,
'therefore, Is Immutable. To toll Is an
hereditary legacy whose title csnnot be
. passed. Conditions may strike uneven bsl-
i ances between Individuals, which may and
do manifest their presence and Influences
. In the form of Industrial disquietude, but
the most pitiable object Is, not the one
who Is required to labor Incessantly, but
the one whose keenest solicitude Inclines
to physlcsl lethargy. Human architecture
contemplates labor, and he that avoids
labor contravenes nature'a laws and does
that which Is Intended to transform him
Into a social, moral and physical derelict.
Honorable employment In whatever capa
city contains none of the essence of disre
spect. If there is one thing which more
than another entitles an individual to pop-
' tilar respect It Is that he eschews idleness.
That alone marks him with virtue in the
estimation of all mankind.
A day dedicated to Industry should
therefore be obscrvrjd in a proper manner
by all, and I do therefore respectfully re
quest that on the foregoing date the trans
action of business be suspended In a de
gree consistent with the public needs, thnt
all places for the transaction of publlo
business be closed and that the day be
observed generally In a manner befitting
Berber Cases la Coart.
Tha case of the Home Fire Insurance
company against Charles J. Barber and
several other managing officers of tha
company, brought to require them to make
an accounting of its funds, and of the
profits realized In private enterprises an!
peculations alleged to have been made
and earrled on with money belonging to
the company, la before the supreme court
' (or trial during the forthcoming Septeai
' bar term.
Tha petition , avers that while Barber
was director, general manager and member
of tha executive committee of the company
he entered into an unlawful conspiracy
with Lovett, Woodman and Reynolds, also
directors, to use the corporate funds In the
purchase of 607 shares of the company's
capital stock. The funds had theretofore
been In the custody and control of a treas
urer, It Is alleged, who waa hostile to Bar
ber, and the scheme contemplated the ac
quisition of the shares by a temporary loan
and tha Immediate displacement of the
former treasurer and the election of Bar
ber as successor, a course said In the peti
tion to be necessary in oraer to place the
funds of the corporation at the disposal
of Barber and his confederates. The peti
tion alleges that the scheme was carried
- to' completion and that tha funds of the
company In tha sum of (30.420 were thus
- unlawfully need by the managing officers
fa carrying on their private enterprise. In
. which they ultimately - realised large
profits. It la further alleged that Bar
t ber ' used his offloa for the purpose of
-carrying the transaction with the money of
a Yb company for a period of nine years,
tantll' the ' shares of stock thus acquired
vera sold at an advance of 55 per share
and the money originally employed waa re
' paid to the company, but without compen
sation for lntereat.
Route for the G. A. R.
Department Commander C. P. Steele and
Aaslstant Adjutant General Howe were in
conference with representatives of Omaha
Chicago railroads this afternoon regarding
routes proposed for the Nebraska depart
ment train to the National Grand Army
encampment In Washington next October.
The various proposals have been taken un
der advisement, and a complete routs from
either Lincoln or Omaha will soon be deter
. mined upon. It la said that the veterans
. who are from Nebraska will not be aaked
to change cars enroute.
Deaerta Wife sad Baby,
' Will Merryman, formerly employed In the
Burlington freight house, drew all the sal
' ary that was due him yesterday. Including
' tha ten days' reserve retained by the com
pany, and then disappeared. He lived, with
his family, at IU7 Vine atreet. He gave
no Intimation of his Intended departure,
'bt even to hla wife, who was left penni
less, with a young baby to care for.
The city council la expected to Uke aome
action next Monday evening regarding the
bid for the repaying of Ninth atreet, from
P to R, and O street,' from Sixteenth to
Twenty-seventh street. Mayor Wlnnett la
now in St.' Louis, examining the rock aa-
, phalt pavement put down by the Oreen
River company aeveral years ago. and ha
will submit a report to the council upon his
"return Monday. The Green River company
offered to put In the rock asphalt pave-
. meat at It cents less per square yard than
tie Barber company bid for tha usual Trial
. Pay of Teachers.
The Lincoln Board of Education last night
raised the salary of Superintendent Gordon
"from $1,200 to 12.400 a year. All regua?
grade . teachera whose aalarlea hare b-ea
from $56 to $67.60 were given a raise of $5
per month. The janitora were given In
creases varying from $1 to $! per month.
Kew Fraeraal Order.
- A. new fraternal Insurance order, with
headquarters In this city, bss just been
.organised. It w(ll be known as the Fra
, ternal Reserve association, and already has
.a good foothold in the state. L. p. Lu4-
den la the supreme president; F. A-Boeh-.
mar, supreme secretary and treasurer; J.
A FITTING TRIBUTE
;A CUIzea cf Omaha Pays a Well
r" u . : Earned Tribute.
The following publlo statement of a re
spected cltlxen -adds one mora emphatic
endorsement of merit to the scores that
have appeared before.
Mrs. F. Mach of 1221 South 15th atreet.
.ears: "I first felt sharp twlngea across
tha email of my back. I paid little atten
tion to them thinking they would pass
away, in short time, but Instead I grew
worse and finally got so bad I could not
do mj work. My . husband bought many
, kinds of medicine for me. but nothing
helped me until he procured Doan'a Kid
Bey Pills at Kuhn C,o,'a drug store, cor-
. Her J5ta and Douglas streets. They bene
fited me right along and la a ahart time
2 was all rlchi. There hat been co re
turn of the trouble and 1 am glad to let
.others know wtat Doan'a Kidney pills did
' For sale by all dralere. Price 60 eenta.
Footer-Mtlbura Co., Buffalo, N. Y.. sole
agent tor .the United States. , .
-v Remeaaaer .ta nama-Doea'a and take ao
O. Everett, supreme medical director, and
W. L. Browne, chairman of the executive
Congressman Burkett has secured a rural
free mall delivery route from Btelnauer,
Pawnee county, and a aecond route from
South Auburn, to take effect October L
TO CONTEST RAILROAD BONDS
Residents of York Coaaty May Vlaat
Payaaeat of Securities for Build
in of K. C. A O.
M'COOL JUNCTION, Neb.. Aug. 16
(Special.) The York Democrat In an edi
torial this week advises the residents of
Henderson, Hays, McFadden, LeRoy and
Morton townships of this county to contest
tha payment of bonds voted for the build
ing of the Ksnsss City A Omaha railroad
which has been absorbed by the Burlington.
The., Democrat declares that the people
were Induced to heavily bond themselves
to build a railroad on consideration that It
be operated as a competing line, and now
that it has been absorbed by tha Burling
ton, It claims that the agreement haa been
violated and the taxpayers of the respective
townships should organise and contest the
psyment of the bpnd.
There is now in the treasury $46,000 In
the sinking fund awaiting the maturity of
the bonds. It also alleges Interest to tha
amount of $64,000 haa been paid and no
value received. Tha townships named
voted $60,000 in bonda to the Kansas City
A number of farmers In tha south part of
the county are said to be taking aome In
terest In contesting tha payment of the
PITCHED BATTLE AT BEATRICE
Sham Fight Between Soldiers sal
Veteraae Witnessed by Tea
Thousand at Reaaloa.
BEATRICE, Neb., Aug. It. (Special
Telegram.) Although the day waa hot and
sultry, It Is estimated that a crowd of
10,000 persona attended the reunion here
today. Governor E. P. Savage waa bookod
for an address this forenoon but failed to
This afternoon a sham battle waa held
in a pasture south of tha reunion ground,
which was participated In by the Seventh
United 8tatea battery. Company O and a
battalion of old soldiers and Spanish
American war veterans.
The program this evening constated of
drees parade at 7 o'clock and campflre at
the tabernacle, presided over by Captain
R. C. Henry of Fremont.
Hon. W. A. Calderhead of Kanaaa will
grva an address Monday afternoon and
Hon. 8. E. Hinsbaw and W. L. Stark will
speak on Tuesday.
Smith Republican Ticket.
CLAY CENTER, Kan., Aug. It. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The republican county con
vention waa held this afternoon, and nomi
nated the following ticket: For representa
tive, Stoy E. Ware; for treasurer, John C.
Johnston; for county clerk, E. E. Hoopea;
for county attorney, Philip E. Parrott; for
sheriff, U. E. Need; for probata judge, John
T. Woods; for register of deeds, J. W.
Erlckson; for clerk of the district court,
R. Alsoh; for superintendent of public In
struction, C. 8. Todd; for surveyor, Newton
Allen; for coroner. Dr. Ira Durant; for
trustee of county high school, F. L
Fletcher; for commissioner of First district,
Henry . Rundle. Resolutions were passed.
endoislng the national and state adminis
tration, and commending the Kanaaa re
publican delegation In congress. Calder
head s senatorial boom .was Indorsed, and
Ware, tha nominee for representative, while
A. Stanley men will be in honor bound to
Fremont normal Orattsatca,
FREMONT. Nab., Aug. 16. (Special.)
The commencement exerciaea of the Fre
mont Normal achool closed Thursday even
ing with the conferring of degrees and tha
Issue of state teachera' certificates. In the
afternoon the annual alumni reunion was
held at the campus and waa largely at
tended. The principal address waa deliv
ered by Deputy Superintendent O'Brien of
Lincoln. Hon, J. J. McCarthy of Ponca
waa present as the guest of ths association
and made a few remarks. After the speak
ing a banquet waa served to 160 of tha
alumni. In the evening tha commencement
exerciaea were held at the auditorium.
which waa filled with the students and
their frlenda. State Superintendent Fowler
delivered the address to tha graduating
class and diplomas were presented by Presi
Robber Makes Boiit Attempt.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb.. Aug. 16. (Spa.
clal.) Several ; attempted burglaries have
been reported in 'the city recently. Tha
home of Charles Lamphear waa entered
Thursday night while he waa away from
home. About o'clock his wife heard aome
odo open the kitchen door and quietly en
ter, but she thought It waa her husband
until aha looked up and aaw a strange man.
She screamed for help, and tha intruder at
tempted to choke her with a towel. Sev
eral of tha neighbors hesrd her cries, and
eama to her assistance, but the culprit suc
ceeded In making hla escape. C. A. WUdy
reports that aome one attempted to break
Into hla house last night about midnight.
York Institute Opens Monday.
YORK, Neb., Aug. 16. (Special.) At th
York High acbool on August 18 to 26 will
be held the twenty-third annual aesslon
rf York county teachers'. Institute. All
teachera will be examined in all branches
required tor 11 rat and second-grade certi
ficates. At this time the York. County
Teachers' association. Library association.
School Officers' association. Declamatory
association and ths High School associa
tion will hold meetings. The Instructors
are: Charles Fordyce, Grace . Reeves, H.
J. Newell, W. H. ' Clemmona The Insti
tute will be conducted by Ed C. Bishop,
Leigh Water System ta Operation.
LEIGH. Neb.. Aut. IS. SneMa1.t Th.
Leigh water works were put in operation
yesteraay tor ice erst ttme and proved to
be a success. Tfca'avatem Is an 1nvnnivA
one, costing about $2,000 complete. It is
composed or tnree aix-root wells connected
with svnhona. At the Invar wall la m nnmn
with a capacity of 130 gallons per minute.
ana a ten-norae-power gasoline engine,
which gives a pressure of fifty pounds to
the square inch. From -the end of a 600-foot
hose wster can be thrown to a height of
fifty feet. . , .
Aatt-Saloaalets Wis Oat.
MEAD. Neb., Aug. 16. (Special.) Tha K.
U. A, club Is no mora. The Anti-Saloon
league, about. 100 strong, made Ha aecond
call on Jay Davla, the manager, last night,
and ha agreed to quit business. Ths antl
saloonlsts gave htm until 4 o'clock this aft
ernoon to get tha "stuff" out, .and a com
mittee of six are watching him pack to aee
that everything goes. . Tha Anti-Saloon
league haa over $200 on hand, and promise
a warm time to any one who attempts to
sell llquora in the town.
Gas Farmer lrti-ai.
BEATRICE. Neb., Aug. 16. (Special.)
a number of farmers who reslds la and
around Virginia, thla county, have formed
an association, and are preparing to In
coporata with $10,000 capital for the pur
pose of forming a Farmers' Grain and Ele
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 1002.
FENCES MUST COME DOWN
Oalonsl Mom by Order Oattltaen to BemoTt
Obitrnctiani from GoTsrnment Land.
GIVES THEM SIXTY DAYS TO COMPLY
Special Aa;eat ( Interior Depart,
meat Investlgatee Conditions la
Sidney and Alllaaeo
SIDNEY, Neb., Aug. 16. (Special Tele
gramsColonel John 8. Mosby, special
agent of tha general land office, reached
here today to Investigate the promiscuous
fencing of the public landa. -
In an address before tha cattlemen of
western Nebraska a short time ago, held at
Alliance, Sam Delatour, president of the
Stock association, said that over 6,000,000
acrea of publlo landa were now fenced in
Sidney and Alliance districts, and he, Dela
tour, thought it would ba a great calamity
to pull down the fencea. Resolutions were
also passed by tha meeting and forwarded
to Washington. In tha meantime, over 100
complaints were filed with the department
against the cattlemen. Thla led tha de
partment to institute an investigation and
ascertain the truth of President Delatour's
Colonel Mosby proposes to notify all par
ties within sixty days or suffer ths penalty
Imposed, namely, $1,000 fine and twelve
months' Imprisonment, besides Issuing In
structions to the United States marshal to
destroy the fencea.
Last year Colonel Mosby worked In east
ern Colorado, and found large tracts fenced,
and ha compelled the cattlemen to remove
the fencea from public landa. Tha Interior
department proposes a vlgoroua compalga
agalcat the fencing public landa on account
of tha detriment to settlers.
GALA DAY F0R PIONEERS
Ilnadrrds Gather at Nemaha Reaaloa
aad Are Addressed by Edward
NEMAHA, Neb., Aug. 16. (Special Tele
gram.) The twelfth annual reunion of the
Nemaha County Old Soldiers' association
was held In the beautiful park In Nemaha
today. At an early hour the people began
coming from all parts of the 'county and
from adjoining counties. The program be
gan at 10:30. Dray's cornet band of Au
burn furnished aome good music. Mrs.
Ona Tourtelot Baird of Lincoln, a Una elo
cutionist, gave aome recitations. Miss Pearl
Mlnnlck of Brownvllle sang and there waa
Instrumental music by several. Judge Sam
uel H. Davidson of Tecumseh then deliv
ered a fine speech, telling aome of hla ex
periences and that of early settlers. His
address waa wall received. The Judge la an
Interesting speaker. The audience waa then
dismissed for dinner.
At 1 o'clock the entertainment waa re
sumed. There was mora music and reci
tations, followed by a short talk by Hon.
Edward Rosewater, editor of The Omaha
Bee, who made an excellent address. After
speaking of hla meeting with Andrew Car
negie he told several anecdotea of early
daya In Nebraska.
Hla first atop in Nebraska waa In Nem
aha county in 1863, when ha came up the
Mlasourl river on a ateamboat, stopping at
Brownvllle, which at that time had only
about 600 less population than Omaha.
Mr. Rosewater then read . extracts from a
history published In 1837 descriptive of the
territory of Nebraska in early daya. He
closed with many reminiscences of tha
early daya of the atate. The people were
well pleased with the address, the only com
plaint being because the speech waa not
Prof. Frits of Brownvllle gave a lecture
on taxidermy, illustrated with hla fine col
lection of mounted birds and animals. Ex-
Governor Furnas spoke In behalf of the mon
ument fupd to the memory of Hon. J, Ster
There waa an extremely interesting pro
gram from atart to finish. The games of ball
between the Argoa of Nebraska City and the
Originals of Omaha attracted a large crowd.
The gate receipts were $180. Two gamea
were played. The Originals won both gamea
The score of the first game waa t to 1, and
of the second game I to 1. They played tor
a purse of $160.
The crowd waa tha largest ever gathered
In Nemaha and waa estimated at from 7,000
to 10,000. There waa remarkably little
rowdyism or drunkenness and everybody
seemed to be having a good time. These
gatherings are Increasing In Interest and
attendance from year to year.
Splendid Day at Fallertoa Assembly.
FULLERTON, Neb., Aug. It. (Special.)
thla has been one of themoat enjoyable
daya of tha assembly. At 10 o'clock Prof.
George E. Little ended his series of crayon
lectures, which have so greatly interested
the people. In the afternoon Dr. Homer
C. Stunts, superintendent of the mission
ary work in the Philippines, gave a lec
ture on the Philippines. In the evening
the Wesleyan mala quartet favored tha
large crowd with a fine concert. Evan
gelist Charlea Cullen Smith and Dea
coness Winifred Spauldlng continue each
day to address tha aasembly.
Will Ereet Mammoth Lumber Sheds.
WEST POINT, Neb.. Aug. 16. (Special.)
Henry Hunker A Bro., lumber merchanta ot
thla place, hive found their trade Increas
ing so fast through republican methods and
tlmea that they have been compelled to pur
chase seventeen city lota on the courthouaa
square In order to erect a mammoth lumber
shed for the storage of their atock. Ths
hel covers seventeen lots, each 16x74 feet,
and la the largest structure devoted to this
Una of business In north Nebraska.
Republicans May Rama Hall.
WEST POINT, Neb., Aug. 16. (Special.)
The republican atate senatorial convection
has been called to meet at Oakland on Au
gust 25. Burt eounty'haa fifteen delegatee
to this convention and Cuming thirteen. It
!a anticipated that no contest will be had
over the nomination, Burt county being en
titled to it. Captain Hall of Tekamah will
be placed in nomination for tha office by
ths Burt county delegation, and thla will be
ratified by Cuming county.
Thompsoa Has Chilly Reeeatlea.
DAVID CITY. Neb., August 16. (Special.)
W. H. Thompson, fusion nominee for gov
ernor, was in David City yesterday. For
two weeka it had been advertised all over
the county that Mr. Thompson would speak
at tha Odd Fellows' temple in the after
noon. Not more than 100 persona went to
hear him and aome of those left while he
was speaking. J. H. Mickey la the popular
candidate in Butler county, aa will ba dem
monstrated on election day.
Farmer Hart la Raaaway.
BEATRICE, Neb., Aug. 16. (Special
Telegram.) August Heidecker, a promi
nent farmer living northeast of this nlty,
had hla leg broken and received severe
bruises about tha body by being thrown
from hla wagoa ia a runaway today.
Shortage af Sehoel Teachers.
HASTINGS, Neb.. Aug. It. (Special.)
County Superintendent Julian haa given It
out that there are not enough achool
teachera In Adama county to fill tha de
mand. There were ninety-five teachers
enrolled, at the teachera' Institute and
there are ninety-five positions to be filled
In Adama county, but twrlva of the stu
denta who attended the Institute aro rot
going to teach.
AUBURN CHAUTAUQUA OPENS
Fourth Aaaaal Assembly Brglna with
Large Attendanea aad Prem
ATBCRN. Neb., Aug. 16. (Special.) Tha
fourth annual aesslon of the Auburn Chsu
tauqua assembly opened here tonight under
promising auspices. A very large crowd
availed themselves ot the free admission
and thronged the city park at an early hour.
Band muelc and chorus singing constituted
the preliminary program.
Mayor W. P. Freeman delivered an ap
propriate address of welcome and waa re
sponded to by J. H. Dundas, promoter and
manager ot the assembly. Music and volun
teer addresses and recitations continued tha
festivities until a lata hour.
Tomorrow Superintendent William Relsen
berg will conduct Sunday achool In the tab
ernacle at 10 a. m. Mra. Calla Scott Wil
lard will lecture at I p. m. on "How to
Teach the Bible," and Chaplain Frank C.
Bruner will sermonize on "A Romance In
Religion," at S p. m.
Saturday at Salem Aasembly.
FALLS CITT, Neb., Aug. It. (Special.)
Saturday waa a cool day and the crowd
was large. The following program waa car
ried out: Band concert; prayer and praise
service; choral class; conference on "Our
Work of Responsibility for Our Young Peo
ple," Mrs. A. Nesbltt; young people's nor
mal; lecture, "An Hour With a Young
Men's Entertainment Club;" band concert;
choral symphony; lecture, "Our Reunited
Country." John Temple Grace; parents'
congress; woman'e suffragist department
work; Sunday achool workers' congress;
band concert; aong recital; lecture, Edmund
Cooke; moving pictures. The cborua, under
direction of Prof. Boatman," proved to be
one ot the most pleasant features of the
To keep up tha enthusiasm among the
100 singers all tboss who attend all tha
seaaiona are refunded the fee of tha season
Kebraaka-Kaasas O. A. 11. Reaaloa.
FRANKLIN. Neb., Aug. 18. (Special.)
Commencing Monday, August 18, the Grand
Army posta of Kansas and Nebraska will
hold their annual reunion at thla place.
The camp will be made on tha county fair
grounds Just west of the city, and the com
mittee In charge haa been at work for aome
time putting everything in first class con
dition. From the experience ot former
years It la expected that not less than 4,000
people will be present. The moat noted
war characters of both states will make
Franklin their Mecca during the coming
week, while men of national prominence
will address many of the campfires.
Mickey at Calon Reunion.
UNION, Neb., Aug. 16. (Special Tele
gram.) The fourteenth annual reunion of
tha Old Settlers' aasoclatlon of Cass and
adjoining countlea met here Friday and Sat
urday. It waa a grand auccess. and tha
weather was all that could be desired. . Rev.
L. P. Ludden of Lincoln waa tha orator
of tho day Friday, and a good game of
ball waa played between Louisville and
Union, with the acore 6 to 4 In favor of
Union. Saturday Hon. J. H. Mickey, Jesse
Root and C. A. Rawles apoka to a large
crowd. A game of ball waa played between
Plattsmouth and Union,: tha score being 6
to 23 In Union's favor.
Allea-ed! Assailant Gives Bond.
NEBRASKA CITT, Neb., Aug. 16. (Spe
cial.) John A. Wood, charged with com
mitting an assault on the l...vr.M
daughter of Frank Williamson, appeared
in me county court thla morning and waived
the preliminary examination. u
bound over to the next term of tha dis
trict court on a $2,000 bond, which ha gave,
with M. B. Davis aa auretr. Wrind atlll
bears evldencea of the beating he received
last weanesaay at the banda ot the glrl'a
father. The feellnc here aealnat Wood la
very strong, but all danger of violence aeema
past, wood la staying with friends out
In the country.
Adams School Boards Confer.
HASTINGS, Neb., Aug. 16. (Special.)
There waa a very interesting meeting held
hers today of the membera of tha varloua
school boarda In Adams county. ' The meet
ing was - called by County Superintendent
Julian, under section three of subdivision
five ot the achool laws ot Nebraska. Im
portant questions pertaining to tha couraa
of study, school reports, keeping of books,
teachera and varloua other subjects were
thoroughly discussed. Some plana were
outlined for the adoption of a series of
books, rules and regulationa. 1
Fix Date for Nemaha Republicans.
AUBURN, Neb., Aug. 16. (Special.) At
ita recent meeting the republican v county
central committee fixed Monday, September
22, for county convention, and issued a call
therefor. Float senatorial nomination goes
this year by courtesy to Johnson county.
The float senatorial convention" tor this,
the Second district, will be held at tha vil
lage of Johnson, altuated about midway be
tween thla city and Tecumseh. The date
la not yet fixed.
Woman Dlea Suddenly at Hastings.
HASTINGS, Neb., Aug. 16. (Special Tele
gram-) Mrs. Ronian, wife of George Ron
Ian, a well known traveling man, died sud
denly this afternoon at I o'clock. The de
ceased waa considered to be in good health.
and waa not ailing until this morning,
when aha complained of having cramps in
her stomach, but it waa not thought that
aha waa seriously 111. It la thought the
funeral will ba held Monday.
Chan .re ta Hastings Bank.
HASTINGS. Neb.. Aug. 16. (Special. I
George Pratt, who haa been an officer of
the First National hank for twenty-five
years and has been cashier during rbe
last live or alx yeara, has sold a large
part of hla Interests in tha bank to W. H.
Taylor of York, who will aucceed him as
caahler. Mr. Taylor ta an experienced
banker. He will move to Hastings within
ths next fortnight and Immediately begin
upon hla new dutlea.
Alleged Assailants Have Hearing.
YORK. Neb.. Aug.' 16. tSnecial.) Tha
preliminary trial and examination of Frank
Edwarda and his partner, whoae arrest was
made under the name of John Doe, aa un
known man here, waa begun - before
County Judge Taylor thla morning. These
two were following the race meetlnrs and
they are charged with feloniously assaulting
ana sDusing Ruby u Robinson, a 11-year-old
girl, on Wedneaday night.
Aroaad the Glebe at Wymoro.
WYMORE, Neb., Aug. 16. (Special.)
About 250 people took passage on the shlpa
which aalled last evening for a "trip around
tha world." The Cocgregatlonallsta were
tha promoters of thla novel entertainment,
and they were successful beyond their ex
pectations. Gift Caraaelae Meoel Bteisture.
BEATRICE, Neb.,' Aug. 16. (Special.)
No rata haa taiien iu tbis section fsr nearly
three weeka, and corn Is needing moisture
badly aa a result. A good soaking rala Just
now would produce tho largeat corn crop
I knows la tha history of Gaga county.
FICnT FOR ESTATE BEGINS
SoTgmbls for ths Fair Milliosi Bafors tht
Dead Art Buried.
QUESTION OF PRIORITY OF DEATH
California Law Presames that Where
Hasband and Wife Perish la
Same Calamity Hasbaad aa tha
Stronger Survive tha Wife.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16. Attorney
Charles J. Haggerty announces he hsa found
the last will of Mrs. Charlea Fair In a aafe
deposit vault. He refused to make known
the contenta of the document. The will
waa prepared by Knight A Haggerty, In
April, 1900. This la the will ot which Mrs.
Fair told Mrs. Joseph Harvey, and by which
It Is presumed, upon the evidence of her
statements to Mrs. Harvey, aha left lega
cies to her mother, brothers and sisters,
aggregating the total amount ot her indi
vidual fortune, variously estimated to ba
worth from $260,000 to $400,000. No other
will waa found.
In Knight Haggerty's custody there
baa been the will of Charlea L. Fair, drawn
about the aame time, April, 1900. Thla and
tha will ot Mra. Fair, found in the truat
company'a vault, are the documenta that
will be filed by the attorneya for tha Fair
heire whenever It becomee necessary 'in
their opposition to the petition to the publlo
If the public administrator does not In
terfere the wills will not be filed until
after the funeral of Mr. and Mra. Fair in
thla city. There is much speculation aa to
It haa not yet been ascertained whether
ths Fairs acquired separate or community
property after the making of these wllla.
Thla property will legally be Included in
the disposition authorized by tha wllla.
and the legatees so named will receive
their share if tbe courts authorise the dis
tribution in accordance with tha provlatona
of the wills.
Tbe question of priority of death Is ex
citing much comment, but Attorney Heg
gerty, who, with Hermann Oelrlcba, la
conducting the necessary litigation pre
liminary to the probation of the wills, de
clares that if Mrs. Fair survived her hus
band this circumstance can have no effect
upon the final disposition of the property,
except to give her relatives all that ahe
bequeathed to them.
If her husband survived, his estate will
be distributed equally to bla alsters, Mrs.
Oelrlcbs and Mrs W. K. Vanderbllt. with
whatever additional property Mra. Fair may
have willed to her husband. Ths law ot
California presumes that where husband
and wife perish in the same calamity tha
husband, as the stronger, survived the wife.
Th bodies of Mr. and Mra. Fair will be
placed in the Fair mausoleum at Laurel
Hill, beside the body of the late Senator
James Q. Fair.
The matter of the application of Public
Administrator Farnham tor lettera of ad
ministration over tbe estate of Mr. and
Mrs. Charlea Fair cama up for hearing In
Judge Carroll Cook'a court today. After
listening to extended arguments for and
against the application of the publlo admin
istrator, Judge Cook announced that be
would give a decision on Monday, and in
the meantime would await further particu
lars of tbe accident, as the reporta of tbe
death of the millionaire and hla wife, while
undoubtedly true, in the eyea of the law
were merely hearsay and must be substan
tiated by more direct evidence than haa al
ready been presented.
Story Told by the Chauffeur.
PARIS, Aug. 16. The chauffeur of tha
automobile In which Mr. and Mra. Charlea
L. Fair were killed, whose name la Brotey,
returned to Paris this .afternoon.
In an Interview with the correspondent
of the Associated Press be threw aome
further light on the cause of tbe accident,
When we left Trouvllle Mr. Fair was
suffering from bronchial catarrh. He
coughed frequently on the road and during
the flta ot coughing his face was much
congested, evidently producing slight dlzsl
ness. He had Just been coughing when I
noticed that the tire of one of the rear
wheels was deflated. I realized the danger,
and, Jumping to my feet and leaning for
ward, i snoutea in Mr. fairs ear in
English: "Stop quick; tire no good." Mr.
Fair glanced back, but he did not reply.
Apparently he tried to ston. but In dolna-
so he must have made the wrong steering
movement, as the machine swerved across
the road and went In a straight line for a
tree. jnrs. fair, as sne saw tne direction
the automobile was taking, clasped her
husbands shoulders with her arm and
turned her face back toward me with a
look which aaid plainly: "We are lost."
The next moment came the crash and I
was thrown Into a field beside the road and
stunned. When I recovered, which I did
quickly, I limped to the side of my master
and mistress and with the helo of the
chateau gatekeeper's wife extricated the
bodies from the wreck.
Asked it either of them snowed signs of
life, Brotey replied:
Both seemed to be dead, but I waa In
such a dazed condition from shock and
ao affected by the ghastly spectacle pre
sented by the wounds on the heads of both
victims that I did not notice whether either
moved or not. The gatekeeper's wife
said afterward that Mr. Fair moved hla
loot ana tnat ma wire moved tier hand as
they lay on the ground, but I did not aee
the movements. The woman did not sav
whether the man or hla wife stirred last.
The bodies are due to arrive In Parla at
t:55 thla afternoon. They wilt ba de
posited In the vault of the Church of the
Madeleine until they are shipped to the
Story of Gatekeeper.
A representative of tha Associated Press
has Just returned to Paris from the Chateau
Buisson, where a personal Investigation Into
the clrcumstsnces surrounding the death of
Mr. and Mra. Fair waa made. Mme. Hourd,
wife of the gatekeeper, made tho following
statement to him:
When the automobile crashed into the
trunk of the elm tree 1 aaw the occupanta
of the carriage shot into the air to half the
hetrht of the tree. Then they fell with a
thud. I screamed and niched out from the
gateway and across the road, where I saw
the automobile, tilted over five yards from
tne tnree. At nrst 1 did, not see tne vic
tims, but afterwards perceived them at the
foot ot the tree. Mr. Fair was lying at full
lengtn nenind, while his wire was against
Its front, as though sitting with her head
leaning against the tree. Mr. Fair aimear-
er.tly waa quite dead. I took his vtfe's head
in my hands and gently laid the body flat
on the grass. 8he did not give a sign of
life. The horrible gashes on the heads of
Mr. and Mrs. Fair upset me and I ran back
to tne lodge and culled my husband, who
was 111 and In bed, to warn the people at
the chateau. I then returned to where the
bodies lay. About this time a painter, whom
I do not know, came along, I called him
and as he stood looking at the corpses I
asked him to remain there, as I intended
to go ror the people at the chateau. He
then walked away, saying he had his own
business to attend to and could not wait.
I then returned beside the bodies and waa
looking at Mrs. Fair when I saw the aloved
nngers or one hand alowlv ooenliiz. I
turned to her husband and found his foot
moving aa though the leg was drawing up.
This frightened me and I ran back to the
loage. wnen 1 returned with my husband
the bodies were motionless and nsver
Movements af tha Bodies.
When asked if aha could aay whether
the movements of tha bodlea described
had been longer with Mr. Fair thaa with his
wife, abe aald: "They took place simultan
eously, I waa too unnerved to remain and
watch and ran back to the chateau and when
I saw tha bodies again they were still."
Dr. Perrlquet of the village of Pacy-aur-
Fure, who waa aummoned to attend Mr. and
Mrs. Fair at the time ot the accident, aald
tn tha representative ot the Associated
"When I reached the spot a quarter of aa
hour or ao after the accident both Mr. and
Mrs. Fair were quite dead and I an eoa-
Ctelley, Stiger & Co.
Our Fall Goods are now arriving and counter space must b
nade for their display; in order to do this we have cut still
deeper into all classes and grades of Wash Goods. It will cer
tainly pay yon to attend this sale.
Half Prico on All Vhito Valslin-s & Suitings
White Goods for waists are going to be worn all through
the winter and you can lay up a supply not only for the coming
winter hut for next year as well, at exactly half price.
At 10c yard All our white shirt waistings and suitings that
sold at 20c yard, now 10c yard.
At 12 J c yard All our white shirt waistings and suitings
that sold at 23c yard, now 12Jc yard.
At 15c yard All our white shirt waistings and suitings
that' sold at 30c yard, now 15c yard."
At 20c yard-All our white shirt waistings and suitings
that sold at 40c yard, now 20c yard.
At 25c yard All our white shirt waistings and suitings that
sold at' 5.0c yard, now 25c yard.
Specials In Linen Department
10c Russia Crash, suitable for kitchen or roller towels, at
25c all Linen Hemstitched and Drawn Work Doylies, at
45c Huck Towels, extra fine quality and large size, at
fl.50 and 2.00 Satin Damask Lunch Cloths, 36x36 inches,
at $1.00 and $1.25 each.
Advance, Sale on Flannels
Large assortment of Outing Flannels and Flannelettes for
waists dressing sacque, kimonas and wrappers, at 10c-15c yd
Our collection of new fall wool waistings are ready for your
inspection. We invite your attention to our selection of pedes
trian suits, which have just arrived.
Cor. Fa mam
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vlnced from tha nature of tha wounda that
death waa instantaneous in both caaes. Mr.
Falr'a forehead and the forepart of bla
skull were completely crushed and' the aide
of bis wife's face were battered in aa though
she bad received a blow from a sledge
hammer." Questioned regarding the atatement of
Mme. Hourde regarding the movement of
Mr. Falr'a foot and hla wife'a hand. Dr.
Perrlquet aaid: "I am convinced that at
tha moment tha movementa were alleged
to have occurred life waa quite extinct;
they were killed instantaneously."
The coffins containing the bodlea of Mr.
and Mrs. Fair arrived in Parla this after
noon and were placed in the vault ot the
Church of the Madeleine in the presence
of a representative of the. Unite States con
sul, Mr. Ellis, manager of the hotel. Mr.
Falr'a chaffeur and Mra. Fair's maid.
Prayers were aald for tha repoaa of the
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Showers Saadar aad Msstsy Is the
Prospect tor Ne
WASHINGTON, Aug. Forecast:
For Nebraska Showera Sunday and Mon
day. For Iowa and Missouri Fair and warmer
Sunday; ahowers Monday.
For Kansas Fair 8unday and Monday.
For North and South Dakota Bbowera
Sunday, with warmer in east portion; Mon
For Illinois Fair Sunday and Monday,
warmer Monday; fresh east to southeast
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU,
OMAHA, Aug. 14. Official record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
1901. 101. UOO. ISM
Maximum temperature .. 77 91 78 ti
Minimum temperature ... H6 68 48 M
Mean temperature 71 SO 71 74
Precipitation 00 .00 1.01 .00
Record of temperature and precipitation
at Omaha, Neb., for thla day and sines
March 1, 1902:
Normal temperature 71
Deficiency for the day , i
Total excess since March 1 142
Normal precipitation 11 Inch
Deficiency for the day 11 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 1. 40 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 1 45 Inc h
Deficiency for cor. period, 1901.... 7.15 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1SW0... . 1 S3 Inch
I.,. A. WEI.BH,
k Local Forecaat Onlclat.
Ta Kama Barkelt'a Saaeaeat.
FALLS CITY, Neb., Aug. 1. (Special.)
The fusion congressional convention will
meet ia courthsuse in Falls City es
next Monday and go through tha motions
of nominating a candidate to opposs Hon.
E. J. Burkett. Tha nomination caa ba had
and 15th Sts.
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Street Caratval for Plilney.
SIDNEY, Neb., Aug. 16. (Special Tele
gram.) A atreet fair anl larnlval will ba
held here, beginning September 21 and con
tinuing to tbs 27th. The city council met
today and granted contusions to Harry
Kllllan and others. Thero will be many
attractions to draw tho thousands who are
expected to attend.
Ta Attead I. (I. H. M. Graad raaarll.
FALLS CITY. Neb.. Aug. 16 (Special )
Oeorge W. Inskeep of this city is one ot
tbe tour delegatea from thla state to tho
grand lodgs of the United Statea. Independ
enOrdr of Red Mea. which meets In Nor
folk, Va., September t. Mr. Inspeek is alo
a member of the finance committee which
meet in New York August 23. . .
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