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TTTK OMAHA 1)A1LT BEEj TUESDAY, S E I'TEM HER 1!, l.iua.
CHAIRMAN COSS IS CONTRARY
1 471 H Will Kot Accept riling 1 of
HIS PECULIAR CONSTRUCTION OF ORDERS
Makes Flae DIKIirtlm br Which He
Accepts Jartlrlal Rilln;, bat Re
, Jects Those af Cnftl ;
Chairman Goss of the republican county
committee, In terming hi amended call for
the primary election of September 19. haa
omitted from the filings to be made with
the county committee the candldatea for
delegate to the congressional convention.
The amended call aaya:
The nam of all candldatea for delegates
to the county and Judicial convention to
be placed on the official primary ballot mum
be filed with the -cretary of the committee
with a fee of $2 for each candidate not
later than 12 o'clock, Tuesday, September
When 'asked why he had not Included the
congressional conyentton In this clause of
the amended call. Chairman Oosf said that
the action taken by the county committee
last Saturday did sot require him to change
the arrangement for filing congressional
f elevations already agreed upon by th sub
committee of five and the congressional
'1 have nothing to do with the filing of
' congressional delegations," said the chair
man. "They must p filed with the con
gressional committee In accordance . with
the call issued by that committee."
"Suppose that anyone offers to file con
gressional delegations with you as chair
man of the county committee, will you ao
cept the lists?"
"No," replied Mr. Goss. "The proper
place to file the congressional delegations
Is with the congressional committee, and
we will only accept them on the certificate
of the chairman of that committee. If any
one offers to file congressional delegations
With me his money won't be good."
"How, then, are the congressional tickets
to get on the official ballot for the, county
"I suppose the tickets will be certified to
the county committee by the congreeslonal
committee, which will accept the filings."
' "Did you not understand' the resolution
adopted by the county committee last Sat
urday to mean that the county committee
Would supervise the election of delegates
to the congressional convention the same
as It would those to the judicial conven
tion?" "I understand that the resolution pro
vides for the election of the congressional
delegates at the same primaries, but there
is nothing In tho resolution to require the
county committee to take the fllngs of con
gressional delegations from any other
ource than the congressional committee."
Despite Mr. Ooss' peculiar construction
of the meaning of the resolution adopted by
the county committee last Saturday he will
1 be asked to accept the filings of .congres
sional delegations in the usual way, and If
he refuses to do so. some means will be
adopted to compel his compliance with' the
plain instructions ot the committee. The
resolutions adopted by the committee Sat
urday lh reference to the Judicial and con
gressional couventions say: ''
Resolved, By the republican county cen
tral committee of Douglas county that the
call of this committee for the primaries to
be held In said Douglas county on Friday,
September 19, 1902, provide for the election
of forty-seven delegates to the said Judicial
Resolved. That at the republican rnnntv
primaries called by this committee at Its
previous session 'for Friday, September 19,
1902, there be elected at said primaries by
the republican voters of this county 121
delegates to represent this county In said
Mr. Ooss makes very fins distinction In
construing the meaning of these two reso
lutions, for In the case of the Judicial
convention he proposes to accept the filings
of delegations, whereas In the case ot the
congressional convention he proposes to rs
Isct them. . ,
In other words, be holds that It Is proper
for the ' county committee to accept the
Clings of judicial delegations, but that con
gressional delegations must be filed with
the congressional committee.
The county committee is to meet again
on September 18 for the purpose of prepar
ing the form of the official ballots for the
primariea, but In the meanwhile tt ts not
at all probable that three of the four con
gresslonal candidates will file their dele
cations with Mr. Mercer'a campaign man
ager, to be scrutinized by him and no one
else and to be accompanied by a (50 con
tribution to the Mercer campaign fund. -
"TheofflclaI primary ballots will be
printed the way we want them or we will
break, away from the . county committee
and hold our own congressional primary
in our own way,"' exclaimed W. F. Gur
ley while he was' still suffering from the
excitement of Saturday's meeting ot the
county committee. " .
'"The ballots will be prepared by the
county-committee In compliance with the
reqnlrements of the law," calmly remarked
E. ' J. Cornish, to whem Mr. Qurley had
directed his exclamation.'
The threat of , the Mercerltes to flock
by themselves and bold a primary elec-
- tton all of their own and in their own
peculiar way does not disturb anv 'of the
other congressional candidates. As a mat
ter of fact the opponents of Mr. Mercer
ould be only too glad to dispose af their
contest so easily. Ia the event of the
Mercer people carrying out their threat
to hold sepsrate primaries there would be
lected two sets of delegates In Douglas
county, and one set, that elected contrary
the provisions of the law, would be
Illegal. There would be two congressional
conventions, . one composed of the Doug-
ss county delegates elected Illegally and
the other composed of the delegates elec
ted legally In Douglas, Sarpy and Wash
ington counties. There Is little doubt as
i which convention would he declared
the legal one by the courts.
It has been remarked with some sense
of humor that the republican city commit
tee, for the first time within the memory
of man, has not 'been required this year
to provide for the nomination of a candl-
ate for police Judge.. Whether Judge
Gordon will ask the democrats to run him
again this year 'has not been ascertained
CROWDS BIG AT KHIQ PARK.
Blar Saensrerfest Tonlcht Rasrtlme To.
The figures cf Sunday, when the season's
reoord for big summer resort attendance
was smashed, were closely approached by
the throrfgs that celebrated Labor day at
this resort. Basket picnics galore, visitors
from the surrounding towns, the Labor day
enthusiasts and the regular summer resort
patron, for whom the park la always the
popular rendezvous, made the scene one of
animation and enthusiastically applauded
the varied program.
The big Saengerfest will be held tonight.
Fifty voices selected from the Omaha Or
pheus, the Omaha Plattdoutcherveretn
nd the South Bide Maennerchor will form
the choir that will render the concert com
memorating the battle of Sedan. Husters
entire band will play the accompaniment
for several of the numbers.
A big crowd Is expected tomorrow.
the ragtime concert Is the feature.
f sleep twell enough at night.
And the blamedest appetite
. Ever mortal man possessed
RHev's farmer ia the very picture of a
, man advanced tn years, vet in the eniov-
tnent of perfect health. A good appe
tite, good digestion and sound sleep, are
the chief, factors in
a vigorous old aee.
Life is sustained
by food, when it is
; properly digested
ana - assimuatea:
; When digestion
fails, there is a loss
of nutrition which
soon shows itself
in tohvaical hIi.
j1 ness, nervousness.
M Doctor Pierce'a
. diseases of the
stomach and other
orgns of digestion
and nutrition. . It
body in the only
way possible, by
enabling the aa
nuiiUtion of the
"! used tea bottles
of Dr. fierce Coldca
. Medical Discover?
J.-Jb and several vials of
- hit rirunt PtIIcU'
' T Ifl. " - V ' " I
aad have had ao trouble with indigeatioa aioc
write Mr. w. 1. TMwoi, oi loviima,
. Kruadwater Co.. Mooiana. Words fil la tell
how thankful I am fur the relief, as 1 had suf
fered so much and tt seemed that the doctor
could do m ao good. I gut down ia wei hi to
l5 pound, sua was But able to work at all.
Now 1 weigh nearly 160 and can do a day's work
en the farm. 1 have recommended vour medi-
to several, and thill always have a gasd
wot a to y (ur It. risrve sua Die meatcuic.-
The Common Sense Medical Adviser.
looo pages, in paper covca, is sent fre
Sal J V.
on receipt of ai one-cent stamp to pay
expense of wailing only. Addles Us.
E. Y. Werce, Buffalo, N, Y.
The Pennsylvania, Special The Fenn
And four more fast trains run dally -Chi
cago to New Tprk via Pennsylvania Short
Lines. The Special leaves Chicago Union
station 12 noon, the limited at 5:80 p. m
Other through trains for New York at
10:05 a. m., 12:05 noon. I p. m. and 11:45
m. For schedules and particulars ap
ply to H. R. Derlng, A. O. P. Agt., 248
South Clark street, Chicago. . , .
Exceedingly low rate, Omaha to Hot
Springs, South Dakota. August 10 to Sep
tember 10, 1902, 114.50, Omaha - to Hot
Springs and return via Northwestern- line.
Ticket office 1401 Farnam street
Eighth Ward Republican club meeting
Tuesday evening, September I, at Wulf
hall, Twenty-second and ' Cuming street.
Congressman D. Mercer will address' . the
C. J. ANDERSEN. President
Publish your legal notices in The Weekly
Bee. Telephone 238.
NEW RULE OF CIRCUIT COURT
Requires Advance Notice In Writing;
' of Trlala Desired. Darlag .,' ,.
Teres. ' 1 ' v '' -'
Chief Clerk Thummel of the ""United
8tates circuit court has Just received from
Washington the following rule, adopted by
the court on Saturday, August 80. The
new ruling Is a deviation from any pre
vious procedure la this court and will be
of interest' to attorneys. It reads:'
Ordered that hereafter on or hnfnr ten
days prior to the first day of every term,
notice in writing shall be filed with the
clerk by either party or their attorneys, In
causes then pending on the law side of the
court, if any and every cause which they
may desire to have tried during the term,
and no other case on the law docket will
be called for trial or tried at that term ex
cept by consent of counsel or for cause
shown. And no case should be noticed for
trial unless the lasues could have been
Joined under the state statute prior to the .
nrsi aay oi me term.
Motions for continuance In anv case no
ticed for trial, - with evidence in support
thereof, mupt be filed with the clerk on or
before the first day of the term, excepting
In cases where the cause for the continu
ance la brought to th knowledge of tho
party subsequent to the Commencement of
the term. A party having noticed a esse
for trial will not be heard on a motion for
continuance, excepting- lor cause discov
ered after the filing of the notice for trial.
The clerk shall assign the cases noticed
for trial tn the order in which they aDnear
on the appearance docket, Ave cases being
assigned: tor eacn aay, commencing on the
nrat Weunesaay or the term, unless other
wise ordered by the court. Equity cases
will be notloed for trial in the same man
ner, but will not be assigned by the clerk
for any particular data. At the close of the
Jury work the equity cases noticed for trial
will be assigned and heard by the court
tn the order In which they appear on the
docket, ine ciera snail prepare ana have
printed a docket or calendar of all cases ao
noticed, with assignments for trial, and
mall a copy of such docket or calendar to
each of the attorneys having cause, so
POLICE OFFICER INJURED
Sebneekenbarsrer is Knocked Down
and Braised by Runaway
In endeavoring to stop a runaway team
on South Thirteenth, street at 12 o'clock.
Police omcer M. Bcnneckenburger was
knocked down by the horses and painfully
Injured. The team was hitched to a farm
wagon and went east on Paclflo street te
Thirteenth, where they turned south. The
officer was near Thirteenth and Pierce
streets. He grabbed one of the horses by
the bridle and was dragged for several
yards, when the bridle broke and he fell
to the ground. The horse then ran oyer
him, striking htm on the left leg and arm
Neither was broken, though both were
bruised and cut.
Schneckenburger was taken to the police
station In the patrol wagon and his wounds
attended by the police surgeon. The team
was lost to sight on 8outh Thirteenth
street No one was In the wagon ana It is
not known who owns the team.
ROCK ISLAND'S NEW ENGINES
Company Flaoes Order for Tws Hmdrsd
and Twenty-Five. r .
LARGEST LOCOMOTIVE ORDER ON RECORD
Eqalpment of Estlsei Increased This
Year by Foir Handred aad
Twenty-Fen Decease of ' r '
Increase la Business,
"The largest order for locomotives ever
placed by any railroad has Just been placed
by the Rock Island," said C. A. Rutherford,
division sgent for Nebraska of the Rock
Island, who has Just returned from an offl
cial trip to Chicago. "Our road has or
dered the construction of 225 locomotives,"
One hundred and twenty-live of these new
engines are to be ot the consolidated class,
sixty-five cf the medium Paclflo type,
twelve-wheelers, and thirty-five of the larg
est Pacific type, also twelve-wheelers. It is
understood the Baldwin Locomotive works
gets Its share of this order. Tie work on
these engines Is to be rushed with all pos
sible dispatch, as they ara wanted for serv
ice at the earliest possible date.
"The demand for these engines Is due to
the enormous Increase in the volume of the
Rock Island's business," said Mr. Ruther
ford. "Our business, freight knd passenger,
is progressing with remarkable strides, and
the progress Is so steady and constant that
It will te impossible to accommodate our
customers longer without greatly Increased
As a matter of fact the Rock Island had
ordered 200 new locomotives this year prior
to this latest order, so that-when these
engines are In service the equipment will
have been enlarged to the number of 425
engines. .While of course these engines are
needed because of the increase In the vol
nm of business It Is a fact that the Rock
Island's recent acquisitions of new lines are
In some measure responsible for this gigan
tic Increase tn traffic.
Some days ago The Bee printed a story
on the unusual number of locomotive pur
chases being made by the various roads
over the country. Since that time other
roads have sent In orders and it Is now
given out tn railroad circles that the en
gine makers of the country are at least
six months behind in the efforts to supply
their enormous demands. Besides those
published the Wabash, Chicago Great West
ern, Cincinnati, New Orleans A. Texas Pa
cific and several other smaller lines have
placed orders for large numbers of loco
motives within the last few days. The
Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Paclflo
wants twenty-four from the Baldwin peo
ple and seventeen from the American Lo
comotive company and the other orders are
dividend about in the same way.
' Gould lttay Visit Omaha,
George J. Gould, president ot the Mis
souri Pacific, who Is out west, making bis
annual tour of his road, may be In Omaha
within a few days on his Itinerary. Mr.
Gould Is authority for the statement that
the central branch will be extended west
to Denver, thereby cutting off more than
iiu miles between Chicago and Denver and.
proportionately shortening the distance be
tween St. Louts and Colorado. , .
, This extension will give the Missouri Pa
clflo practically two tracks west of the
Missouri river to Denver and will serve to
reduce the time between Chicago and the
east and Colorado points and the Paclflo
coast about three hours and also with pro
posed cntoffs from Missouri to Kansas
points will lessen the schedule between
Bt Louts and the south to the west.
Haney BacK from Paclflo.
Edwin Haney, statlonmaster at the Union
depot, and family returned Sunday from
California, Mr. . Haney went out about
three weeks ago to bring his family back
after a prolonged stay on the coast Dur
ing hit abaonce Mr. Haney made a com
plete trip "up and down the Paclflo seaboard
from Los Angeles to Vancouver, visiting
adjacent points of interest, such as the
Cataltna Islands to the south and others to
the north. He says the cities and towns
ot the Golden West are all crowded and
everybody Is rushing in their endeavor to
accommodate their visitors, the tourists
from the east and middle west
The railroads observed Labor day by giv
ing their office employes a half day off. The
Union Pacific, Burlington and Elkhorn
headquarters and the city ticket offices
closed at noon and the freight houses were
closed tor the entire day.
W. J. Ladd, traveling auditor for the Rock
Island, with offices at Kansas City, was In
Omaha yesterday checking up the change
In olty passenger agents whereby J. 6. Mc
Nally, who goes to Oklahoma City to ac
cept a higher position. Is succeeded by R.
C. Butler ot Waterloo, Ia.
WOMEN AS HONORARY GUESTS
Monday Clab Gives Luncheon at the
Roans of the Commer
At the Commercial club yesterday noon
the Monday club held forth with a "Ladles
day" luncheon. In addition to the mascu
line members of the club,, many women
were present as honorary guests, covers
being laid tor forty.
J. H. Taylor acted as toastmaster - and
first Judge W. W. Slabaugh respondsd to
the theme. "Our Ladles." To this Mrs. O
W. Oarloch mads happy response. Other
toasts were "Our Field and Forces," by
G. W. Garloch; "Ths Monday Club," by
Rev. H. G. Hill, and "Our Coming Con
vention," by Rv. W.. T. Hilton. ,
. Mortality statistics. ' ''
The following births and deaths were re
ported at the office of the Board of Health
Ourlng ma lorty-elgut nours ending Monday-noon:
lllrths Wallle McCrann. 80S North Seven
teenth street, boy; Alfred Norden, Tenth
snd Kavan streets, girl; J. J. Fury, 2044
North Twenty-nret street, hoy.
Deaths Alfred D. Jones 2ul Wirt street,
ael Kb years: Robert t'hrietle. 4617 Far
nam, aged 4 years; .Edward Crura, 2103
North Twenty-seventh street, aged 2 years;
Catherine . Bievenaoo, 131 South Fourth
streut. aaed IS years: Alexander Csawcsak.
jfttij Arbor atreet, aged ( days: Herman
tugee, ob Joseph a huspltai, aaad 16 years.
c '. -1 3s aj a 4f T
of fine Stanhopes, Runabouts,
etc Small stock but good
makes. 25 per cent discount
for cash only. Here Is your
chance to get a good Job at a
' low price.
Win. Pfeif fer
27th and Leavenworth.
The Cooling Influence
of a Glass of Beer
on a hot day cannot be overestimated, es
pecially when tt is a glass of pure and
Invigorating Meti beet It Is without a
rival In flavor, palatableness and delicious
ness, and Is a bracer that will keep up
your strength during summer's depressing
heat. No one should be without a case of
Mets beer in the house.
Metz Bros. Brewing Co.,
Telephone 119. Omaha.
Or Jacob Neumayer, Agt., care Neumsyer
mniUy)U orrgNggWjg windows
Embroideries at 25c
A big purchase of all the embroideries and lnsertlngs In all the greatest
widths from a New York Importer of embroideries., we are able to announce a
very special selling. This lot Includes the finest embroideries made. Swiss,
Nainsook, Cambridge, and Hamburg embroideries, suitable for "a a
eorset covers and skirts up to 18 inches wide, worth from J
SOc to 75c a yard on bargain squares, at nf ew
All medium widths of embroideries and lnsertlngs all fine quality
nainsook and Cambridge, embroideries and Inserting to match, at
20c Laces at 3k Yard-
1,000 pieces of all kinds ot laces, including torchons, valensclennes
chantlllas, silk laces, In all widths over 100 styles many worth
20c-l-on bargain squares at, a yrfrd. ,
Extra Special Bonnet Black Silks
150 pieces of highest grade black silks. The celebrated Bonnet, Lyona
silks. Every piece has the stamp ot Bonnet woven In selvege. 21-lnch Bon
net black taffeta, worth $1.00, at 59o
21 -111. llonnet DlucU Taffeta, 69c
24-ln, Bonnet A 1 Boiled Taffeta -at
27 inch Pure Dye Bonnet Taf
feta, at 87 ic.
36-tn Bonnet Taffeta at $1.25,
24-in. Bonnet Black Peau de
27-in. Bonnet Raglan Peau de
. Sate, at $1.50.
Black Moire Velour Antique at 69c and $1.00
A very large assortment of 24-lnch and 17-Inch black
moire, especially adapted for raglana and Monte Carlo
coats and separate skirts. Ths designs are all new and
entirely different from the old fashioned moire. Dots
and broche patterns. Special price 69c and $1.00.
New French Plaids, 75c, 98c and $1.50
Extremely handsome French Plaids and Taffetas and Loulslne, new swell
Satin, Barred Plaids and Tartan Plaids. Special
62c, 75c, 98c, 31-50
$1.65 Worsteds at 51.25
Black and white Scotch Worsteds "The erase of the fashion;
able centers."- We sell the $1.65 grade of these handsome blame
and white flaked cloths, at
Panama Cloths $1.00
These fine goods in all the rich fall colors and mix-(III
tures, New York prices $1.50, we will sell a few, ydH
TARTAN STRIPES Fine
walstlngs, creations of
the coronation any J
festivities, at... A OC
Coronation tweeds a NEW WAISTINOS
new man is a iweea cioin The very latest out
mack ana coloring, oi the our price
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Today "The Nebraska" opens up a new lot of children's
school suits at $2.D0. They are made of the finest chev
iots and cassimeres, cut in the latest' two button double
breasted style, also in Norfolks. They are just the thing
for school wear strong and sturdy, yet neat and stylish.
School Shoes for Boys.
We've a special section devoted to the sale of chil
dren's shoes. Our salespeople are experts in fitting
growing feet comfortably. Our "indestructible school
shoes" for boys are the best that ever came out of a shoe
factory. They axe made of genuine veal calf stock, the
most durable leather known, the seams are sewed with
four rows of stitching. The soles are pin quilted. These
shoes were never offered for less than ?2.00, and they're
OUR PRICE IS
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t EE LEY
One of tke beet equipped ef the KeeJer sjetoia f rnetfttttea, tjfc
only Keeiey Institute tn Nebraska. Cures Dmnkennees. Cures
Drue Users. Booklet tree. Addrssa aU toSats
Home Treatment for Tobacco Habit cost S3
THE ONLY DIFFERENCE
between the els; trust corporations of this
country, such as the steel truBt, beef trust,
sugar trust, etc.. (which are gradually, but
surely crushing out the smaller Industries
at the expense of the laboring people) and
the drug trust Is that the drug trust has
NOT the VOLUME OF MONEY behind It
which the monster corporations have. Why
Is It that the people of Council Bluffs, Sioux.
City, Des Moines and many other places of
a like size ire now paying FULL, FRICE3
FOR DRUO STORK COMMODITIES?
Simply because there ts no druggist In
thesa places who has the r.crvo to stay cut
f the combine and mind his own business.
Some people think and some druggists are
trying to make them think that this fight
is only on PATENT MEDICINE CURE
ALL8; If you think so bring us your pre
scriptions and get our prices on any drug
or surgical instrument, truss, suspensory,
rubber goods or anything else whl?h a drug
store should have end SEE WHAT THE
FIGHT IS ON. LET US FIGURE ON
YOUR PAINT BILL.
OPEN ALL NIGHT.
SGIIAEFER'S . DRUG STORE
16th Met Chlcnaro Sts., Omahs, Neb.
should use Pen-Tan-Got Disks and they
will be regular to a day. No uncertainty,
no anxious waiting, no suppression, but
natural, healthy functions regularly main
tained. A specific tor painful periods,
safe, harmless, certain. WRITE FOR
CIRCULAR or send 2 for one box Pen-Tan-Got
Sois jr snnnan mci onnu mug oe., osr. ma
aa IXxls Omilu. Nb.
A SKIN OP BEAllW IS A JOY FOREVER
DR. T. FELIX GOCRAUD'S ORIENTAL
CREAM. OR MAGICAL BEAUTIFIER.
Kamovcs lan, J-"iople,
Crackles, Moth Fatobas,
Hub and bain ais-
I mm, and evary
Diemian on Dvauir.
uid defies detec
tion. It baa stood
the test of 64
years, und Is so
harmless ws t&ate
It to be surs 't
la properly made.
Accept no counter
feit of similar
nme. Dr. U. A.
sayre said to a la
dy of tbe hauutoa
"As you ladles will use them, I recom
mend 'UOUKAUD'B CREAM' as the least
harmful of ail the 8kin preparations. For
aale by all Druggists and Fancy Goods
Dealers In the U. fl and Europe.
fc'KRD. T. HOFKINS, l'rep'r,
87 Great Jones St.. N. T.
I ' . r-v,-v m tat.
A Boys Drcxel Special
This time It's a boys' shoe end it Is
a special special uppers special soles
and especially made for us no dupli
cate anywhere of these shoes they're
made with good, heavy grain calf up
perswith tall cloth linings snd extra
heavy rock oak sole leather soles
with the new, wide extension edge In
the full, round toe that give the feet
a chance to grow without cramping
such a shoe as boys should wear this
fall boys' sizes iH to 6, $2.50, youths'
1SH to 2, $2.25; little gents' 10 to 13,
Droxol Shaa Co.,
imnha'a Un-te-elate Sbee Heese,
FARM AM ITRIBT,
(Issued Under Authority of the Railroads of Nebraska.)
WAYS OF TAXATION ARE PECULIAR
Slipshod, Haphazard Fashion of Making Assessments Has Been in
Vogue Forty Odd Years.
How Long Must This Demoralizing Condition of Affairs Continue to Exist In Nebraska T
In the preceding bulletins we have shown that there was
a general disposition on the part of assessors throughout the
state to assess 'the value of property In their separate counties
at 10 per cent, or possibly lees, of Its value, and la this re
duction in assessment the railroads only desired that their
assessments should be made on the same basis as other prop
erty. In support of this form of argument we have been ably
seconded by the facts and figures presented and the argument
made at Lincoln by the Omaha Real Estate Exchange In
their presentation of their case asking for a reduction tn the
levy for state purposes In Douglas county.
Mr. Mcintosh, In his argument before the board, ably pre
sented this feature which the railroads wish te make plain.
In his remarks at tbe opening of tbe proceedings he states,
after making the assertion that Douglas eounty farm assess- '
ments have been higher In proportion than those of other
counties, which la a fact, he says:
"That being true, It is a matter ef tight on the part of
the taxpayers of Douglas county that the levy should be ao
adjusted aa to equalise the taxes as between the ( different
counties of the state, and, whereas, In our petition which ia
on file here, we claim the disparity Is the difference between
a one-sixth and a one-tenth our petition was drawn up be
fore we were as well advised of the facts' as we are now,
and If we were making other allegations now we would say
the disparity Is between about a one-fifth ana one-fifteenth,
and I am not sure but what we ought to amend these figures
in our petition." -..
After Introducing testimony confirmatory of the position
taken, that the farm property In Douglas ' county - was as
sessed higher In proportion than other property through the
state, in his remarks to the board, he states tbe following:
"We have gone along In the state of Nebraska now for some
forty odd years, taxing property, or not taxing tt, in about as
slipshod, haphasard fashion as one could posstbly Invent, If he
sat down to evolve something thoroughly ridiculous In respect
to taxing, out of his own mind.. It la not within the
power of the state, and therefore eould not be within tbe power
of the board, to make one piece of property valued at $1,000 pay
one lota more tax than another piece of the value of $1,000.
Now, from what I have been able to learn of this con
stitution and this revenue law in this state, in my opinion bur
constitution eould not be Improved In Its revenue features, and'
our revenue law Is as good a one as any stats has. The trouble.
It this board please, with the state of Nebraska tn this revenue
law is not about the law, but about the fool way In which we
Statement Showing Twenty-one Counties in which the Assessment Value of Lands Is Less
than Ten Per Cent of Any Value that Can De Placed on Them by Conscientious Appraisers.
have been administering the law. Assessors go out and either
don't look at the property, or copy off old valuations and bring
in assessments that are perfeotly absurd, and everybody knows
it. The board has no choice; the board must equalize
the assessment after you have determined the facta. It doesn't
make any difference1 whether It is something you want to do or
not. It is a right which the property owner haa and which
be has a right to be protected In, and tn which it Is the board's
duty to protect him. Bo that, whether it is an agreeable tiling
or not, a convenient thing or not, if you find that one property
owner whose property is worth $1,000 Is assessed at $100 and
another who Is worth, the same sum 'la assessed at $166. you
must equalise, and if you equalise by varying the rate of ths
levy, and the levy la S on the one whose assessment ts $100,
you cannot make It more than about 6, whatever fraotlon It Is,
to make the result of the tax the same on the two.". .
Further on In his argument for the lower tax levy In Doug
las county, and calling the attention ot the board to its power
to regulate this unequal form of taxing, by changing the rate
ot levy, he says:
"This Is the first time that the power of this board have
been Invoked tor that purpose, and now the opportunity , rest
with you to show the people of Nebraska that the plan that
they have so long worked successfully, they cannot continue to
work. ' A soon a a eounty sees that by making a low as
sessment. It levy I correspondingly higher, then that Induce
ment to Juggle with the assessment will be largely taken
In addition to' the argument presented by Mr. Mcintosh and
Mr. Shields along these lines, they presented three expert wit
nesses (Mr. F. H. Myers, Mr. F. J. Fitzgerald and Mr. Tho. F.
Boyd) In regard to the value of farm property in Nebraska, who
testified under oath as to their belief ot the value of land in
various counties suggested to them, and in addition a great
many affidavits from local real estate men in various counties
were presented and used in evidence. The Btate Labor Com
missioner was also placed on the stand and certified te the cor
rectness of the report made by him, which had been compiled
from estimates sent him by the surveyors of the different Boun
ties of tbe Btate as to the value of lands.
We have tabulated below these returns from twenty-one
counties, which show the extraordinarily low valuation placed
on farms in comparison with these estimates from different
sources. The estimates of ths witnesses, tt must be remem
bered, represent the value of all ot the land of the county, both
Improved and unimproved. The assessed value here shown I
VALUE LAND RETURNED FOR County Surveyor'
ASSESSMENT IN 1902. Estimate for Bute
SWORN TESTIMONY PRESENTED,
WHITK DOVE CUHK never .'alls todeatroy era.
Uis fur itrong drink, the appetite tor wUlcli cannut
eiUt afir u.ia ttita remedy. Glea la any llquli"
nib or wltboutknowlease of pattern.) laateieaas 1 1
Saermaa A McCoaaell uru Co., Oman. NeU
WHEN YOU BUY A
You are not paying for CH HOMOS. aCUtilt , bii,LE DEALS, ETC, but
for FINE QUALITY HAVANA TOBACCO. EQUAL to IMPOKTED CIGARS,
T. S. lUCX IsXSCAMTUJO CIOA& CO, MjhiX, 61 Louis. Union Made,
Nance . ...
v 4 09
Per Acre. ,
$30 to $50
80 te 40
60 to 76
40 to 60
20 to IS
86 te 45
25 to 40
25 to 85
SO to 65
80 te 45
25 to 80
40 to 60
35 to 60
40 to 65
85 to 60
80 to 45
60 to 75
40 to 70
60 to 75
45 to 65
40 to 60
With the showing given above and the arguments presented, the Btate Board of Equalization very properly reduced the mill
levy on lands in Douglas County from 8 1-1 In 1900 to i mills the present yesr, nearly cutting their charge for taxes tor state
purposes In two, and as ths farmers of Douglas County for the present year havs been returned as of value of $17.29, It. can be seen '
that this reduction was but fair. ."' '
IF DOUGLAS COUNTY RECEIVES BENEFIT OF EQUALIZATION, IS IT WRONG
TO EQUALIZE RAILROAD VALUES?
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