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CANVASS THE STATE'S VOTE
Practically All that li AooompUAed in
Second Day of Legislator.
NEW STATE OFFICERS ARE SWORN IN
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I From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Jan. 7. (Specisl. Telegrsm.)
Tte second day of the legislative session
ws merely a continuation of preliminaries
to the turning over of the alate govern
ment with the Inauguration of Oovernor
Mickey tomorrow. The sessions of the two
houses were brief and eventless.
A Joint session waa held at noon to can
rata the vot on state officer and declare
the election of all the republican esndl
datea, clearing the war for the formalities
attending the swearing to Of the stai officers-elect.
Governor Mickey and his family are oceu
"pylng the executive manalon tonight. His
wife and children cams down from Osceola
thli morning and they alt lunched with
Governor Savage, who turned over the keyi
of the house to hi successor. Oovernor
Ml?key subscribed to the oath before Judge
Sullivan and has filed his bond In the sura
of $50,00 with ths secretary of state. Stats
Treasurer Mnrtenaoo also filed his bond In
the sum. of $1,000,000, both being furnished
by the Fidelity and DeposU company ot
Baltimore. Ths other stats officers have
renewed their first term bonds.
Treasurer Mortenaon began this afternoon
to check up ths accounts and balances with
Treasurer Btuefer, ths surety company be
ing represented by H. A. Wagner of
Omaha. The committee of bankers to help
count the cash has been dlapensed with.
The complete treasury transfer may take
a day or two yet.
Governor Mickey has completed his In
augural meaaage, which he says will bs
brief and- to the point. Physically, Gov
trior Savage and Oovernor Mickey have
been called ths long and the short of it,
and their messages to the legislature will
certainly conform to those proportions.
' Mtar Bills Rea4y.
The Inflow of bills is waiting upon the
determination of ths committees of ths two
tiouees. but will begin very shortly. The
senate committee on the make-up of the
committee has been holding a succession
ct seaslons and has practically completed
Speaker Mockett today ashed each mem
ber cf ths house to give him a written list
of committee aaalgnments desired in ths or
der of preference, promising to give his beat
ronsderatlon to all. His chairmanship ap
pointments may bs ready in a day or ao,
but the full committees cannot corns before
next week. '
So far no proclamation has been Isiued
for a special election to fill the place made
vacant by the death of ' Representative
Mualck of Nuckolls. The reason given for
the delay Is thst no official notification has
yet reached the executive office. This will
r robabjy be ths first proclamation to which
the signature ot Oovernor Mickey will be
Official Lobbyists Im BtMmm. 4
"If I were ths new governor, the flrat
thing I should do would be to order all ths
officers and emptbyes of stata Institutions
who ars banging around the, legislature
lobby for appropriation's back to their
places, to stay there till they are sent for."
declared a prominent member of the bouse
today. "I aes several men around here al
.readjmsho are oiv its tsta.vBy jpU. and
supposed to- be 'earning rthlr salaries by
attending to business at the various stats
institutions.' Unless something of this kind
Is done the rest of them will be hers before
long and ws will have a repetition of the
disgraceful scenes frequently enacted at
previous sessions, whera a great retinue ot
state employes have put In time beselglng
tbs law-makers to raise salaries or make
Improvements for their benefit When ths
members of ths legislature need these men
to give Information or advice they should
feel free to send for them, but until then
It would come with much better grace for
them to stay where they belong and attend
to ths needs of the wards or pupils entrusted
.to their care. Bo far as the interests of
ths respective institutions are concerned,
the members representing the dlstrlots in
which they ars located are amply able to
proteot them and upon them ths responsi
bility rests anyway. Ths stats should set
an example by keeping the Cobby free of
officers and employes paid out of ths stats
Printed copies of ths stats treasurer's re
port a- being distributed. With ths ac
companying tables It make a pamphlet of
As usual, tha preliminary roll call blanks
At Tali ease of ths Year!
Any cough accompanied by expectoration
which lasts over three or four days require
attention and treatment; this doea not
mean a visit to ths hospital nor to your
rhyslclan. nor wholesale drugging with pat
ent medicines, but it means that some
simple, harmless, effective antiseptic rem
edy like Btuart's Catarrh Tablets should b
used to ward off any possible termination
la Pneumonia. Chronlo Catarrh, Bron
chitis or Consumption. v
. All of theae formidable diseases start
front a common cold, neglected or allowed
to run Its course, and It Is only ths exercise
of common everyday caution to cur a
cold as quickly a possible, not so much
for what It la at tha moment, but what It
may become If neglected.
Perhaps do remedy Is so safe, reliable
and convenient to stop a cold or obstinate
cough aa Stuart's Catarrh Tablets.
Ths extract of blood root contained In
I hem, combined with ths red gum of the
Eucalyptus trsa sesua to put (he mucous
membraae of ths nose, mouth snd throat
la a condition to throw off ths germs of
ths catarrh, bronchitis and consumption,
and as they ars taken Internally, they aeem
to squalls ths circulate and plao the
body la that aoadUioa of health which re
sists and throw off the germs ot disease.
A parson In perfect health rarelv catches
cold and If he dees, throws it oft In a day
' cr two, but her the cold hangs on, stop
ping up the noatrlla. Irritating the throat
or there la persistent, annoying cough. It
la evident that the system, for torn rea
son. Is unabls to throw off ths dtseas
germs which causa tha trouble; a little as
alstaac la necessary and thla Is best given
by ths uss of soms harmless germ de
stroying antiseptic like Btuart's Catarrh
Tablets, which ar also palatable and
squally ao for children or adults.
Druggists sell these tablets for 60 cents
for full slsed package, higher la price
than trachea ad cheap cough syrups, but
Btuart's Catarrh Tablets contain aatlseptl
properties which actually cur cold, ca
tarrh and throat and lung troubles, while
It la a notorious fact that cough drops and
cough syrups ar largely composed of
plum, oooalns and similar drugs that hava
ao curative power.
It la also tru that many popular liquid
medicine and tonics for catarrh depend
upon the alcohol they eontata which give
simply a tesoporary stimulation of ao real
beneOt tor aay trouble, catarrhal or Otherwise.
for ths boms ar badly misprinted and
aew blanks will hare to be ordered to pre
vent osafuslon t the records.
Maeh of Crew Mlaeln;.
On of the Lincoln papers pretends that
everybody In Lincoln la glad the present
leylalature has no senatorial contect to di
vert Its proceedings. A a matter of fact,
everybody in Lincoln Is wishing every leg
islative session brought with it a sana
tcrlal deadlock. This Is particularly trua
of ths hotel men and boarding house keep
ers, who get the grist directly on their
mills, and la lesser degree f all the busi
ness houses, which reap tbs Indirect profits.
They oaa bo beard almost any time ex
claiming, with a sigh, "No such crowds at
tending ths legislature this tlms as there
were two years ago."
"Ws managed to keep out ot the bsnd
wagon," said Representative Bpurlock of
Csas, speaking for himself and his cot
leagues, "but It wss mighty hard to do It,".
He had reference to the speakership con
test. "The way to become appointed page Is to
get down there on the floor and go to
work," declared ex-Ppeaker Paul Clark to
an ambitious boy who wanted his help.
"The pages won't be appointed for a week,
but if you do the work and make yourself
useful right now you'll be appointed and
yos'll get payed from the opening day ot
the session. You don't want ms to help
you. You wsnt to help yourself."
noose Has a Laath.
Representative Rouse of Hall had a good
laugh to himself Monday night which he
shared with tome of his friends. "I wss sit
ting In ths. house caucus when an elderly
man approached me and nald he wculd like
to be made postmaster. 'I don't know wbai
I can do for you,' said I. "Those fellow In
the lobby out there have been making all
the officer here tonight How do you stand
With the lobby?' 'Oh. I think the lobby
I all rlgbt. I have been putting In two
day with the lobby,' be replied aoberly and
earnestly, 'and I am sure every one of. the
lobby is for ms." 'Well said I, 'If you
have the lobby solid tor you, You're alt
fixed and you need not bother about my
Rouse, by the way. Is an old-timer, serv.
Ing now his fourth term In the house. . He
Is a farmer living near Grand Island, but
hs know more about parl'amentary prac
tice than any lawyer in the house and he
is sure to be much in evidence during the
session, with well directed humor like, that
Another reliable old-timer. Is J. H. Davis
of Buffalo county, who was a member of the
fifteenth session of the legislature back in
1879. Mr. Davis figured prominently in tho
old-time party fights against ring rule and
he will hava no boss but himself In the
present legislature. He know the legis
lative ropes, too, and 1 not likely to be
tripped up by any ot the cunning one.
What Hairier Thinks.
Ex-Congrcssman Halner thinks ths two
paramount subjects tor the legislature ars
constitutional amendment and revenue law
revision. "It besides passing ths appro
priation bills the present legislature will
call a constitutional convention and, re
form our revenue laws It can earn the last
ing gratitude of the people without doing
anything else. For myself. I believe the
revenue problem can best be solved through
a revenue commission, if it was left to
me, I would hair a commission appointed
with Instructions to Investigate the whole
subject and report a drafted bill back to
thla same legislature. I would have it
made up of seven men. men of ability and
special fitness, pay them well, even $5,000
apiece, to make sure the best men would
serve, make it strictly non-partisan. I
would have them appointed by the gov
ernor and put to work right away, giving
then) three month to complete the task.
The report should then be published and
left to . public . discussion .iintljsay next
December, to which the legislature should
adjourn and when reconvened devote Its
attention to this on purpose. I believe
we would get a reasonable, enforceable and
equitable revenue law a a result and tha.
It would bs worth the labor and . money
expended on it The state ot Nebraska
could easily afford to spend $50,000 to hava
It flnaoces put Into first-elans shape."
The senate was called to order at 11
o'clock by Lieutenant Governor Steels and
Chaplain Cressman delivered the Invoca
tion. A committee from ths house announced
the organisation of that body.
After the reading of a portion of the
Journal tha remainder was dlspensod with
on motion of O'Neill ot Lancaster.
Hall of Burt moved the appointment of
a committee to act with a house committee
In canvassing the vote. These were ap
pointed: Hall of Burt, Hedge of Adam and
Coffee of Holt.
Reynolds of Dodge reported that his com
mittee had notified tha houas of the sen
Upon motion of Harrison ot Hall ths sea
ate voted to draw on the secretary of state
for all necessary supplies to transact busi
ness. A recess waa taken until 11:411. while
the committee made arrangement with
the houas commute to canvass ths vote.
Harrison of Hall reported that the com
mittee appointed to act In conjunction with
the house committee to wait upon the gov
ernor reported that the committee had
transacted Ita business.
Howell of Douglas Introduced a resolu
tion to have a committee of thre appointed
to confer with the bouse committee to ar
range fqr tleketa to the Inaugural cere-
monies, after objection by O'Neill, who de
sired ths Inaugural public, Howell with
drew the motion for the present.
The senate then went into joint session
with the houss to canvass ths vote.
After neon Session.
Ths senate was called to order at 2:33,
with President Pro Tem Harrison In the
A committee of three waa appointed to
confer with a like committee ot the house
on printing ticket for admission to the
Inaugural ceremonies. Howell v of Douglas,
O'Neill of Lancaster and Way ot Platte
wen the committee.
8. F. 1, by Howell of Douglas To pro
vide In cities of the metropolitan claas,
vis: For ths procedure In certain, cases by
ths mayor and council in the acquisition of
a nwiilulpal water plant; for creation of
water boarj; to amend sections 13, is, 24.
26. , 32. S3, to. 7, 71v M, 87. fat. 8S. Si, loo.
lola, 185. 13a. 1X of an act entitled "An
act to Incorporate metropolitan cities."
8. F. 2. by Sheldon of Cass To legalise
all orders. Judgments, decrees and finding
In any district court In the state In action
brought by any county to foreclose the al
leged Hon for taxes, and to legalise all
sheriff's deeds made In proceedings.
8. F. a, by Rheldon of Cans To amend
section I, article xll, chapter 66. Compiled
Statutes 19W, and to repeal said section ss
It now exists. An act In relation to county
health boards and quarantine.
8. F. 4. by Rhe'don of Cass An act to
protect ths public health and to prevent
the spread of contagious and Infectious
dlae&nes. and to provide for appointment of
8. F. 6, oy Sheldon of Cass To repeal
section I and amend sections 7. 10 snd It,
article I. chapter 66, Compiled Statutes
WH. entitled medicine.
a F. 4. by O'Neill of Lsncsster An act
to amend net Ion 4. chapter lxxxlv, of an
act entitled "An act to provide for a ststs
cemetery st Lincoln."
8. F. 7, by Marshall of Otoe An set to
amend section 1. chapter z, entitled "Bonds
and oaths of officials."
8. F. a, by KiieMon of Cass To amend
sections U and 64, chapter xv, entitled
"County and county orncers."
8. F. . by Hastings of Butler Aa act
creating a board of pardons.
8 F. ID. by Marshall of Otoe An set to
legalise the Issuance of bonds for the es
tablishment 'and maintenance of a heating
and lighting system by villages and cities
of ths second claas having a pjpulatlon of
Inea than s.UuO.
. U, by Matthsws "atl-Aa act to
THE OMAHA DATLT 1KTa TnTIIlSDAT,
amend section 22. chapter ls. Compiled
Btsttites of 1301, giving power to the su
preme court to dlm-harge commleMoners
ai.a stenographers of the court when serv
ices are no longer required.
8. F. 11. br Matthews of It. 11. -A bill
firovldlng for a ipea.s to the supreme court
n all rases except criminal case., an. I re-leallng-
sections f t, gTS, C7, Compiled 8tat-
n VI l"l.
8. F. It, by peshtol of Lancaster An a-t
to amend section M to K, chapter lxxvlll,
Emergency clause la attached to each of
Bonate adj turned until 11 o'clock Thurs
Bpesker Mockett celled the house to order
at 10:40. The Invocation was offered by
Rev. Oeorgs Bcott, chapltln.
Mr. Good of Nemaha moved the appoint
ment of a committee of five to determine
for the speaker's guidance how many house
employe would bs required.
Rous of Hall moved that a committee be
named to act with a like comml'tec from
the senate to Inform ths governor that the
general aaiembly was In session and to ar
range a Joint meeting of the two houses to
canvas the votes of the election orflcers of
the last general election. Rouso, Kelson
of Douglas and Anderson ot Knox were ap
pointed. In accordance with a resolution of the
previous day by Caldwell of Clay for the
appointment ot a committee to draft resolu
tions on the death of ths late Representa
tive Mustek cf Nuckolls, Caldwell, Fishback
of Clay, Sweety of Adams, Ford of Thayer
and JCggenburger o." Fillmore were named.
Atwood of Seward was excused for one
week and Kennedy of Douglas for two weeks
because of sickness.
Tho report of the Joint commutes wa
read, stating that the governor had been
apprised of the convening of both housed
and returned the information that he had
no communication to make except hi an
nual message, . which, would be delivered
Thursday before the " house and senate
Promptly at 12 o'clock the members of the
senate entered the house and the Joint ses
sion was convened by Lieutenant Oovernor
Steele, who stated the purpose of the
Caavasslnar tbs Vote.
On motion of Senator Harrison of Hall,
president pro tem of the senate, the read
ing of tho totals of the executive officers
wss dispensed with and the tabulation pre
pared by the secretary of state declared
correct. . The tabulation showed theae re
sults: Oovernor Mickey (rep.), 96,471; Thomp
son (fus.), 91,116; Davles (pro.), 8,397;
Blgelow (soc), 8,157.
Lieutenant Governor McGllton (rep.),
98,320; Gilbert (fu.), 87,009; Llghtner (pro.),
4.129; Peugh (soc), 3,482.
Secretary of State Marsh (rep), 99.12S;
Power (fu.), 86.044; Norton (pro.), 4,133;
Roo (oc.), 8,462.
Treasurer Mortensen (rep.). 99,944; Ly
man (fus.), 84,836; Maddock (pro.), 4,140;
Stolley (soc), 3,650.
Auditor Weston (rep.), 99,747; De Franco
(fus.), 93,960; Dal (pro.), 4,678; Llppln
cott (soc), 3,734.
Attorney General Prout (rep.), 98,581;
Broady (fus.), 85,512; Clark (pro.), 4,394;
Burleigh (soc), 3,668.
Commissioner of Public Lands and Build
ings Follmer (rep.), 99,388; Brennan (fus.),
84.188; Dtlworth (pro.), 4,304; Adams (soc),
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Fowler (rep.), 99.941; Smith (fus.). 83.669;
Howard (pro.), 4,328; Spencer (soc), 3,730.
Congressmen. First District Burkett
(rep.), 16.534: Hands (fus.), 11,603; Frazer
(pro.), B79; Chrlstensen (soc), 362.
Second District Mercer (rep.), 11,669;
Hitchcock (fu.). 18,609; McCaffrey (oc).
Third District McCarthy (rep,), 19.201;
Robinson (fus.), 18,541; Beverldge (pro.),
632; scattering, Sr . . ( i , .
Fourth District Henshaw (rep.). 19.837';
Stark (fus.), 16.838; Farley (pro.), 1 743.
Fifth District Norrla. (rep.), 14.927;
Shellenberger (fus.). 14.746; Stoddard (pro.),
496; scattering, 2.
Sixth District Klnkald (rep.), 16,699;
Barry (fus.), 13,997: Swander (pro.), 660;
Wisely (soc). 463.
Judges, Fourth Judicial District (to fill
vacancies) pay (rep.). 28,941; Read (rep.),
Constitutional Amendment For, 49,147;
On motion of Senator Harrison adjourn
ment of the Joint body was taken at 12:30
to reconvene at 2 o'clock Thursday to hear
the reading of the governors' messages
and witness the Inauguration of state of
ficer. Five minutes later, after recon
vening, the house adjourned for the day.
SMOOTH SCHMEIS FAILURE
Straniter Attempt to Work Short
Clianare Swindle Kesr Beatrice
with Poor Ineeeit.
BEATRICE. Neb. Jani 7. (Special.) A
smooth confidence man visited the towns of
Crab Orchard, Lewlston and Kllley, In this
county, yesterday. At Lewlston the stranger
railed at the store of F. E. Brown and
asked for 20 cents worth of tobacco. He
threw down a $20 bill on the counter, and
when Mr. Brown had counted out his change
remarked that thero must be some mistake,
as he had not given htm $20. The stranger
felt In his pocket and found a $1 bill, and
after handling the money over said that
he did not want so much change and re
quested the merchant to take his pay out
of the $1 bill, but Mr. Brown refused and
he took his departure. He tried to work
his short change scheme on the merchant
of Fllley and Crab Orchard, but be did not
In leaving Lewlston he hired a livery rig
and drove to Beatrice, being Joined by a
pal at Fil'ey. Late last nlpht Barney Ow
ens, the liveryman, thinking the fellow bad
stolen the team, drove to Beatrice and noti
fied the officers of what had happened. After
arriving hers he received a message stat
ing that on of ths men hsd left the team
at Virginia and disappeared. The on who
hired the team remained at this place, but
ths officers have not succeeded In locating
him. Aa ho did not settle for the rig he
hired, Mr. Owens will remain here, with
the Intention of getting a settlement out
of ths stranger If be can be located.
Installation of Officers.
FAIRBCRY. Neb.. Jan. 7. (Special.)
Falrbury Tent. No. 62. KnlghU of the
Maccabees, had a publlo Installation of ths
following officers last svenlng: W. H. Mc
Coy, commander; H. Herman, lieutenant
commander; John Srhults, R. K.; J. C.
Kesterson. F. K.; E. Waltley. chaplain;
W. E. Bhowalter, sergeant; J. F. Frlessen,
M. A.; Frit Hursch, first M. O.; J. F.
Smith, second M. G.; H. Popenhagen, sen
tinel; Thomas Knnbel. picket. The officer
were installed by F. M. Dopkln. rate com
mander, of Lincoln and the ceremonies
were followed with a social dance partic
ipated In by the knights and Invited guest.
Bert Suarar Mrs Is Meet.
M'COTJK. Neb., Jan. 7. (Special.) A con
vention ot sugar beet growers of this part
of Nebraska is called to meet In McCook
Saturday afternoon. January 17. at 1
o'clock. It is proposed to have an ex
change of Ideas and experiences from
practical growers ot beet the past sea
son for advantage during ths next season.
An association of sugar beet growers will
also bs formed during ths convention' for
the purposs of promoting ths sugar beet
Industry In southwestern Nebraska. A full
attendance of farmers Is urged. ,M ths mat
ter Is considered of first and largest im
portance to them ani to this locality.
HIGH WINDS SWEEP STATE
Hayings Hor Lifted Up and Laidai on
Its Back on tba Sidewalk,
SMALL BUILDINGS ROUGHLY TREATED
Wladmllls Blows bows la Coawtry
Districts asid Everythlaaj Lasts
Is Stirred t a by the
HASTINGS. Neb.. Jan. 7. (Special. ) A
terrific and most disastrous windstorm hss
prevailed In this vicinity during the last
twenty-four hours and there Is no sign ot
It abating, liany small buildings havs been
greatly damaged, awnings hare been
whipped to threads, tin roofs hare been
blown off and carried away, signs have been
torn down and smashed to smithereens ar.d
a number of panes ot glass have been
At 3 o'clock this afternoon a gust ot
wind tore down Denver aTenu and lifted
a horse clear off Its feet and landed It on
the pavement, wrong side up, and at tho
aame time carried a largs billboard nearly
a block and deposited It In tb middle ot
the road. The high wind ha done con
siderable damage, beside putting a damper
on all business. j
WAHOO, Neb., Jan. 7. (Special. ) A very
high wind has prevailed her the last
twenty hours, doing considerable damage
to chimneys, outbuildings, etc. A light
now I now falling.
YORK. Neb.. Jan. 7. (Special.) Last
evening the wind Increased In velocity and
all of last night snd today ha blown a
terrific gale, blowing down awnings, small
house ana causing more or less damage.
A few windmills in the country have been
blown down. As It Is hot very cold eattlo
will not suffer. Nearly every farmer In
the county I well prepared for a storm,
having built large barns for stock and
has plenty of alfalfa, timothy and clover
hay and grain.
BEATRICE Neb., Jan,, 7. (Special Tele
gram.) One of the worst windstorms tn
year visited this section last night and
today and as a result hundreds of dollars'
worth of damage waa wrought, much plate
glass In the bu3lnei portion of the city was
broken and outbuilding blown down by
the wind and telephone and telegraph wires
badly damaged. In the outlying districts
the storm was particularly severe, stacks
of grain being blown .down rnd many
windmills were wrecked. The wind came
from northwest by west with hrrrlcans
PIERCE, Neb. Jan. 7- (Special Tele
gram.) Ths heavy wind of last night blew
down the smokestacks at the mill and
creamery. It also blew off same storm
windows and tore off the storm entry at
the school house.
CHADRON. Neb.. Jan. 7. (Special Tele
gram.) All day yesterday and today the
wind has blown an unceasing gale. The deep
drifts cf enow which were piled Igh by
snowplows during the recent storm have
been blown back Into the cuts and the
train are all late. No. 3. westbound pas.
senger. which was due her at 6 o'clock
this morning, has not reached here yet and
Is not expected until some tlms during the
night. The wind Is bitter cold. Tb death
loss to cattle on the range'wlthout feed will
CLOSES HIS PARDON RECORD
Gorcraor Savaire Gives Banker Harris
of Broken Bow Ills Free.
dons,-", j ,,'
. I From a Staff CorrespoRdsnt.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 7, (Special.) It is re
ported that Governor Savage closed hi
career as the great pardoner late today by
liberating J. A. Harris, the. Broken Bow
bunk wreck jr, sentenced to. serve one year
In the penitentiary. Harris hsd yesterday
withdrawn hi appeal to the supreme court
and was ostensibly confined In the prison.
The governor commuted the sentence to
one day' Imprisonment, which operated
the same as a full pardon, all by pre-ar-rangement.
Lincoln (porting circles were much Inter
ested in the latest addition to the equine
prlzo winners that came to tb city this
morning. The animal belongs to Joseph
Sheen and cost In the neighborhood ot $2,
000. The horse is Bern I e Wilkes, with a
record ot 2:13 on the track and a lineage
going back to the famous Director on his
dam's side. Sheen, who Is a wealthy
butcher, bought thetiorse from H. B. Kool
man of Wellsburg, la.
The coming ot Wilkes mark the begin
ning cf a contest among the well-to-do lov
ers of horseflesh of Lincoln to purchase and
control fast horseflesh. Hitherto Ptlotelle,
1:16H. owned by IJobert . Flick, ha boei
the winner at the local roadster meetings,
but the last arrival has taken away the
supremacy of Pllotelle. Several other arc
making effort to purchase fast horse 'and
porting circles are tooktng for several new
Tha military board met in the office of the
adjutant general this afternoon nnd trsa.
acted routine business. At the meeting the
resignation ot Colonel Haward of tu? toc
ond regiment was annousced. It la bN
that Lieutenant Colonel J. M. McDonald will
be a candidate for the position.
The following opinions were filed In the
Carley against Bonner. Anneal tn .-
pre mo court dismissed.
commissioners Dawes County against
Furay. Alternative writ returnable Jan
uary 20, 1SM3. allowed.
Ball against Bhelly-Rogers Company.
Motion to dismiss sustained.
First National Hank of Plnttm,tk
agalr.st Olbson. Objection to Jurisdiction
r lrst National Bank of Columhiu in
State ex rel O Brlen. Leave to supply rec
ord. Motion to dismiss denied.
Bennett sgalnst Otto. Objections of tha
village of Waco. Neb., O. H. Owena. O L.
Melton, N. E. Tinker to Jurisdiction sus
Beml acslnart McCloud. Motion tn ti..
Hturtlevant against Snyde. ObWtinn n
Jurisdiction sustained. Error proceedings
Cutter against Woodard. Advanced.
Knoll against Randoluh. Hrhnrin al
Red Cloud against Farmers' ami fr. i
chants' Banking Company. Kehearlng al-
IV e ti .
Stato against Omaha National Rank At.
firmed. Day. C. and Norval C i i
curring In a separate opinion; Sedgwick
concurring In a separate opinion; Hulllvan, I
C. J.. dissenting tn a separate opinion;
iiamiM.a, v.., ui-ming in a separate opin
ion. Dolldlnsr and l.oaa Prospers.
YORK. Neb.. Jsn. 7. (Special.) At a
meeting of ths stockholders of tho Yok
Mutual Building and Loan association, one
of the largest and most successful home In.
stltutlons tn the state, that has been one
cf the big factors in the building of York
and assisting cltlaens to build homes,
elected the following directors: N. A.
Dean, II. M. Chllds, D. E. Sedgewlck and
A. B. Christian. At a meeting of Ihe dt.
rectors all of the officer were re-elected.
The report of ths secretsry ot the rendi
tion of the association showed scarcely any
delinquent Interest. Stock list year earned
about 8Vs per cent. .
aaadsrs Mortsrace Record.
WAHOO. Neb.. Jsn. 7, (Special. ) The
following ars th? number of isortriges to
gether with tho amounts filed and satis
fied In Saunders county for ths yesr 1902:
Fsrm mortgages filed $41, amount $601,
443.25; farm mortgages satisfied 629, amount
$713,648. &0. Town sad city mortgages filed
JAXUATlY 8, 1003.
125, amount $66,451.46; town and city mort
gages satisfied 1C2. amount $71,981 62. Chat
tel mortgage filed 914. amount $410,614.27;
chattel mortgages satisfied (26, amount
$331,788.80. Ther were six sheriff deedr
filed on lend and thre on city property
during the year.
FARMERS ARE ENTHUSIASTIC
f the F.levator
KEARNEY. Neb.. Jan. 7. (Special Tele
gram.) The second meeting cf the grain
growers of Buffalo county who are Inter
ested In the orgsntzatlon of a co-cperatlve
elevator association wss held In this city
this afternoon. Notwithstanding the ex
tremely disagreeable weather thero were
nearly a hundred shipper present and
much enthusiasm over the project was mnn
ifeeted. The meeting was called to order
by the temporary chairman, L. S. Deeta,
and It waa decided to defer the permanent
organisation until after the state meeting,
which Is to be held at Lincoln, January 21.
Delegates to the state meeting wire
elected as follows: C. B. Finch. M. Day,
J. D. Lowensteln, G. N. Smith, O. D. Eg.
gleston, J. T. Huston. F. F. Merfyman. E.
J. Lund, Peter Wink and P. F. H. Schars.
There ar now fully 100 subscriber to tbt
association, each taking one shars ot stock
at $10. No on Is allowed more than one
share until all who desire to subscribe
have done so, then If ther are still un
taxes share they may be taken by mem
bers a they see fit.
York College Prospering.
YORK. Neb., Jsn. 7. (Special.) fork
college opened for the winter term today.
Students were coming, In all day yesterday
and the chapel wa crowded with student
and friends of the college to hear the open.
Ing address, which waa delivered by Hon.
C. 8. Harrison, president of the York Com.
York college I having a good year. Tr ere
i an increased attendance. Tho faculty has
felt the need of another large building and
the foundation 1 now being Isld for a lsrge
conservatory or music building, which will
contain about eighty rooms. York Is proud
of Its college and President Schell has the
co-operation of the cltlien of York and
large constituency, In the state.
Pall Likely to Preve Fatal.
BENEDICT. Neb.. Jan. 7. (Special.)
There I but little hope entertained for the
recovery of Benjamin Guldlnger, u yot'ng
man 19 year of age, who lives cast of here
and who fell a distance of twenty foet out
ot his father's barn loft and lit astride a
horse manger rail. When found Guldlnger
was nearly dead from the loss of blood.
Tho fall almost spilt the body In two parts.
Mr. Guldlnger recently purchased tho
Nichols halt section, moving here from
t Fine Progrsm for Farmers.
KEARNEY, Neb., Jan, 7. (Special Telo
gram.) Everything Is In readiness for the
farmers' Institute which opens In the ar
mory In this city Thursday morning snd
which promises to be cne ot the mo;t suc
cessful ever held In the state. Never be
fore has a Nebraska Institute presented1 a
program containing the name of ao many
recognised expert and dealing with such
a variety of -subjects as that which bs
been prepared for Kearney.
Jadite Set Verdlet Aside,
ALBION, Neb.. Jan. 7. (Special.) Court
convened here ' yestsrday, with Judgs
Thompson of Grand ; Island on the bench.
The principal matter dlspcied .' ao tar
was the motion for a new trial la the causa
of Wall against the City of Albion. Tb
Jury on tb trial of this case last November
returned a verdict against the city tor
$4,000. Judge Thompson set aside thla ver
dict and granted a new trial. Ths cae
will probably be retried In February.
Lose Arm la a Shredder.
TABLE ROCK, Neb... Jan. 7.M8pecial.)
Pat Cartln, a young man about 18 year old,
while working with a corn shredder at the
farm of William Binder, west of town, had
his hand torn oft and amputation of the
arm below the elbow was necessary. Dr.
E. L. McCrea, assisted by Dr. Bullard ot
Pawnee City and Dr. Covert of Table Rock,
attended tb unfortunate young man.
Wahoo Firemen Kle'-t.
WAHOO, Neb., Jan. 7. (Speclaf.) The
Wahoo fire department met In (nnuslt ses
sion last evening and elected the following
officer: John Barry, president; Dr. Way,
vice president; George Loder, secretary;
Carl Goucher, treasurer; W. I. Carlisle,
chief, and Aaron Hanson, assistant chief.
A new company was voted on for admis
sion Into the department.
Death Dne ta Carelessness.
WAHOO, Neb., Jan. 7 (Bpeclal.) The
coroners' Jury held an Inquest Tuesday
over the remains of John Neville, who waa
Hilled by the Elkhorn train. It found "from
the evidence given and the lay of the
ground where the accident occurred that
had due caution been observed by alt con
cerned this accident would have been
Asks Damages for Blander.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb.. Jsn. 7. (Spe
cial.) Suit was filed in the district court
today by Len Reed sgslnst Eugene Reed,
In which the plaintiff asks tor $10,000
damages for slander. Both partlrs to the
ult ar residents of Syracuse, Neb., and
are very well known tn ibis coun'y. .
Tanner Meradltk Iteroverlnax.
WACO. Neb., Jan. 7. (Special.) The
many friends of Guy Meradlth, eldest son
of Hon. William Meradeth, present repre
sentative from this county, are pleased to
learn that he is recovering from Injuries
received In fslllng off the esstbound Bur
lington flyer, passing through here.
Ts Collections Good.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.. Jan. 7.- (Spe
cial Telegram.) County Treasurer Kelly's
report today states that the tai collec
tion In this county for the past year were
I1S8.408.85, being over S6 per cent of the
total Ux tor the county.
Violent Stoma at Beatrlee.
BEATRICE, Neb.. Jan. 7. (Special.
A violent windstorm prcv;l'ed Iti this sec
tion last night. Signs were blown diwn
and much glass was brt kn In the business
portion cf the city a a reault of ths stcrm.
" ' " .Mil ute.M ami
Sale Ten Million
?S5M THE FAMILY'S rAVORITI HCOICIHt jk "
BEST FOR THE BOWELS
THE BEST PILL FOR
Free sample at Howell Drug Co., lth
B0RCI1ERS' TRIAL IS SHORT
Defeat Ati mpti Nothing Exoept to Ehow
Boy it an Irretpoatitle.
LITTLE BROTHER TELLS OF KILLING
Defradaat. He Sas, Threatened to
Kill II Im If He Told Anything;
About the Murder of
COLVMBVS, Neb.. Jan. 7. (Speclsl Tele
gram.) The Borchers murder trial pro
gressed rapidly today, the defense occupy
ing only three hours In presenting sll It. 4
evidence. When court adjourned tonight
the opening argument had been made and
the case will go 10 the Jury about noon
tomorrow. The defense offered no evidence
to disprove the killing, Its only contention
being that the boy, owing to the conditions
ot his birth, home life end age, was rot
morally and legally responsible for his act.
The maternal grandfather testified that
he Is an Illegitimate child, the mother
having been born In Germany, the father
deserting the mother, and that August, less
than two years younger, was also the il
legitimate child of another man. She came
to this country when August was it months
old and married Gerhard Borchers when
abe had known him less than a week.
Expert testimony was given Inter to the
effect that the condition of birth probably
gave the boy a criminal predisposition.
Brother Flrat Wltaess.
John, the 8-year-old half-brother of Her
man Borcher, on trial for the murder ot his
step-father, ws the first witness called
by the state and was on the stand a good
portion of the day yrsterday. the first hour
being taken up In an effort of the defense to
show that he did not know the nature ot
an oath and on the part of the prosecu
tion to prove his competency as a witness.
The boy was extremely diffident, and
during the arguments pro and con as to his
admission as a witness the court, attor
neys, reporter, Interpreter and other
elicited, with great difficulty, any response,
only an occasional nod or (.hake of the
head being vouchsafed.
He said be knew nothing- of the county
or state In which he lived, of heaven or
prayer, but that he knew If he did not tell
the truth he would go to hell.
After talking to the Judge the lsd lost
much of his timid air and diffidence, and
told. In his own childish fashion, the story
of the crime.
Story of the Crime,
He told how Herman purchssed the gun
! with money stolen from his father, saying
it wa to ahoot his father with, and ot the i
shooting, which occurred In the house while j
the victim waa reading, the shot taking
effect In the back cf the head; how Herman
then hitched a team to the remains and
dragged them to a straw stack, afterward ;
plowing a fnrrow around tha stack, piling
bis father's Sunday suit and the blood
stained chair on top of the corps, covering
them all with straw and burning the stacli.
John told how Herman threatened to shoot
him. too. If he told of the crime, and that
at the tlms of ths shooting, August, Ih
second! son, who Is held ss an accessory.
was In the yard picking up cpb. He tolo
of men hunting in the straw stack, ot the
finding of the foot and bones, and asserted
that they were those of hi murdered father.
Acxtoaed la Indifferent.
The most Indifferent person In the court
room, spparently, Is Herman, the boy who
Is being tried for his life. Throughout the
boy's horribly realistic narrative of tea
tragedy, Hermae showed no emotion, nor
sign of remorse, repentance or fear. . ,
' John, whose admission as a witness was
also objected to oa the ground that he
might incriminate himself, but which ob
jection wa overruled until such a time
as he took some step in violation ot his
rights, has never been thought of, officially,
as an accomplice. N
The court room was packed with eager
listener, among those present being the
maternal grandfather and uncle of the ac
cused, the latter sitting within the court
railing and being the only relative or frlenC
to show any apparent sympathy for (he lad.
" Bid Creamery Combination.
YORK, Neb.. Jan. 7. (Special.) At the
lection of officers and reorganization and
consolidation of the South Platte creamery
of this place and th Kslrmont creamery,
making the new organisation one of the
largest creamery institution In the United
States, the following effleer were elected:
J. H. Rushton, president; E. T. Rector,
vjlc president; W. A. Carpenter of York,
econd vice president; C. E. Walters, treas
urer; K. K. Howe, secretary. The territory
covered by the new organisation Is Ham
ilton, York, Butler, Seward, Saunders and
Sarpy- counties, with factorleaat York,
Seward, Aurcra, Osceola, Fairmont, Waboo
and Crete. . a
Beatrice Bask Elect Officer.
BEATRICE, Neb., Jan. 7. (Special.)
The annual meeting of the estate Savings
and Loan association wa held In yi's city
yesterday. The meet lag wa attended by
about seventy stockholder from varlou
towns In this section ot the state. Officer
for the ensuing year were elected a fol
low: Dr. T- J. Chldesttr, president; F.
D. Koes, vice president; Louis Graff, treas
urer; W. E. Williams, secretary.
Advertises for a Husband.
MARIETTA. O.. Jan. 7 Mrs. Laura
Stackhous. alios Laura Miller, alias Irene
Monsolle, of this city, wss arrested today
for using the mulls for fraudulent purpoM-s
In advertising that she was seeking a
hi'uband and extorting money from appli
cants. She has confessed. Government of
ficials scy her business has been extensive
throughout the United States and thousands
of dollars-have been gathered In this way.
The arrrst of Mrs. Starkhouss clesrs Mrs.
D. O. Haalerlgg. wife of a prominent oil
operator of Willlamatowa, W. Va., who
tad been, held under surveillance since
Monday, by mistake. The women are siH
to be "doublr" and to bsvs been mls:aken
tor each other eft trains and at mfetlags
as well as at the postohVr.
Santa Fa Director, Re-Mretcrf.
NEW YORK. Jarr. 1 At the annual meet
ing today of the Atchtnon, Tones A Santa
Kb directors all ths outgoing orncers were
I inn . . , a . . , i "1
Boxes a Year, r
and Capitol avenua
Little Liver Pills.
I Must Boar Signature of
5 Fac-Slmlls Wrapper Below.
Tory small and as easy
tr take aa ngaa.
rca DiniNtss. " '
FOX TORPID LIVER.
FOR SALLOW SKIN.
Ptn-oty wpyetaej eitas,
la all DISEASE!
12 yeura of auo
ceasful practlo la
VARinoSELt HYDROCELE find
EH CO 'Seat I , ; r. wllauut cultlns,
IILLw Iom of lime ll (uartntM te ears
you or pijw rfunde4.
CVULill IC ,vrTi ,or n4 " selsas
DIrnliald iborousblr in Iron the
aytt.m. kan .vary .is nd symptom oluppaara
eeinpiM.ly ... forr. Na "BREAKING) OUT" et
tb olaMM on t. aula or Lea. TraataMal co.talua
sa ns.rout Srus or irjarloua swalolaaa,
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visor an uranath, with org.nn impair mat weak.
CTDIfTlllC ro wltS a Hi kerne treat.
ItlaUIUilSa nant. No pHa. ae aetaaUo
from bualntae. .
TJHINAHV. Kl'nty ! Bladaar Troubles, WmM
bark. Bumlni Urlna, rrequ.ncr ot Crlnatlns, Onae
Risk Colorad. or wltk stllkr atdlraast ea aundln.
Consultation Kle. Treatment by Mall.
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some like It but not as good,
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