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THE OMAHA' DAILY BTEE: STTN1AY, JtTSE 12, lOOf.
TAX AGENTS IN ERUPTION
Htkt ft FiDtl Assault oa the 8tat Board of
REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL LINES ON HAND
Keaeral Maaderson of tho Barllnartoa
Will Htkt the Final Argameat
Monday a Lcaal Phases
of the AuMtmcil.
(From a Buff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 11. tSpeclal -The unex
pected appearance of all the railroad tax
agents of the state before the State Doard
Of Equalisation this mornlr.g was a fitting
climax to a eerie of debstes that have
been carried on for many weeks and the
board acquiesced as chief actor by setting
apart next Monday morning for the ap
pearance of former Senator Manderson.
WhJ will discuss the legal polrta Involved
In railroad assessment. Every member of
the board save on, who waa not Inter
viewed, sal J the figures at whloh the roads
would be assessed had practically been
greet upon and It was the Intention of
the board to formally announce Its findings
today, as soon as posslb'.e after the talk to
Tax Commissioner Creadon of the North
western. Every person who appeared has been be
fore the bosrd from one to a half doxen
times anl Individually the board members
are frei to say that they have offered
nothing that will be. of assistance to the
beird. Frsnk Crandon and Ben White,
both of whom . have had enough Innings
before the board fa fill a acrapbook with
what they have said, were there, and as
a new proposition tried to make the board
believe that the other property of the
slate would be assessed at from 66 to 85
per cnt of Its value. Than there was E.
L. Hlghleymau, whose specialty Is to mix
up on the board on the franchise propo
sition; Peter WMtney and Frank Wood
of tho Northwestern, who backed up the
two other Northwestern men with their
presence. Hlghleyman came up from St.
Louis, reinforced by the assistant auditor
of the Missouri Pacific, E. H. Meet. Of
course, A. W. Sjrlbner of the Union Pa
ctllo and n. D. Pollard of the Burlington
were there, for they are always there. Mr.
FolUrd merely made the date for the ap
pearance of Senator Manderson and filed
an sffldavrt with the board from his audi
tor regarding the mileage earnings of his
road, which showed that the B. 4 M. proper
carr'ed 39 per cent of the tonnage of the
whole system and with the passenger
earnings equal the percentage of all local
business t- all the business Is 21 per cent.
Then Mr. Pollard left, and so did Scrlbner
a little later.
Flatrarera at Work.
But that was not all by any means. For
several days railroad pluggers have been
In Lincoln warming up to the boarc- mem
bers between sessions. Last nigh; on of
the pluggers met a board member on the
streets and began to talk assessment. Get
ting little encouragement he quietly re
marked to the member that It had been
' charged that Auditor Weaton was friendly
to the railroads and yet Mr. Weaton had
head'd the .ticket n the last election. The
board men. her saw the point and Indig
nantly ' reminded the plugger that he was
not at this time working the assessment
of ral!rode fcr votes and that the number
of votes received by a man charged wlt.n
being friendly to the railroad Interests
woull not Influence him In bis final decis
ion. AiwtVr member of the board waa
sound 3l along the same lines and the mys
tery In why thj board doesn't report and
atop the proceedings.
Notwithstanding tho people elected the
members of the board and they are under
bath end undr bond to do their duty, and
not withstand, it the further fact that the
railroad tax agmta have given th- board
members no rest since the sessions began,
Mr. Crandon announce! that he waa fear
ful that the pressure being brought to
beur on the board by the newspapers might
Influence the members to do an Injustice
to the roads, . "The newspapers have tried
to get the assessment raised to a much
higher figure." he said, "but I hope ycu
will be able to withstand this pressure."
Governor Mickey broke In to announce
that "we haven't taken the newspapers
as authority In O'lr discussions. We have
talsen what the railroads have given us."
Then, after a lengthy pause, the governor
.resmo.ed: "The board Is . under pressure
from no on and there Is no ground for
fear the board will be Influenced by out
After the talk had gono on for a few
minutes the governor again Interrupted Indignantly-
to remark that the newspapers
j)iad not Influenced the board and neither
find anyone else. Mr. Crandon announced
Ma belief In the statement, suitable expla
nations were made all around, apologies
were offered and after It had been decided
that "we are all honest and trying to do
HYOMEI'S SUCCESS IN OMAHA
Cared Many Serloas Cases of Catarrh.
Sherman A McConnell Drag; Co., Cor
ner lth and Dodge Streets, Omaha,
Will Refund Hasty If It rails. .
No other medicine or treatment for oa
tarrh has ever achieved such quick and
remarkable success In Omaha as HyomeL
The fact that the Sherman 4 McConnell
lrug Co., corner 16th and Dodge streets,
Omaha, when they first introduced Hyomel
sold It under a positive guarantee to re
fund the money In case It did not cure
contributed largely to ,11s successful intro
duction. A guarantee from a Arm like
Sherman aV McConnell Drug Co. gave peo
p'e confidence at the start
Those who obtained a Hyomel outfit
. found that the treatment Hid all that waa
claimed for It; that the first few breaths
of Hyomel cleared the atr passage and
guv an exhilarating and Invigorating ef
fect. Its continued use freed the system
fror.i all catarrhal geqms, soothed and
healei the raucous membrane, and made
a complete and lasting cure.
Compared with the dangerous stomach
drugging that had been used heretofore
in the treatment of catarrh, the balsamlo
air of Hyomel created a most favorable
Impression. And the medicine Itself did
even more than was claimed for It. In
fact, to make a success. It was necessary
that Hyomel should cure nearly every caae
of catarrh in which It was used, for every
outfit waa sold qn a guarantee to refund
the money In case It failed.
If It had not possessed unusual merit,
an offer like this would have resulted In
an enormous lose. But curing as It did,
Hyomel soon gained an enviable reputation
and made many friends who recommend
It far and near. Its success here In Omaha
has been remarkable, and the Sherman tt
McConnell Drug Co. are still selling It on
their personal guarantee to refund the
money In caae It does nf. give satisfaction.
DIGESTS WHAT YOU BAT,
sci you can get the full strength and nour
ishment of your food, curing Indigestion,
constipation and all forms of stomach
troubles. Kw the bowels regular and
the blood cool. W days' treatment Sm. Ail
our duty," the play went on .to the next
Talks of Other Assessments.
Mr. Crandon, who occupied nearly the
entire morning1 as he has done on many
previous occasions, broke Into his talk
with a discussion as to what the county
assessors were doing with other property.
He announced that Mr. Whitney had re
ceived returns from many of the counties
and from his compilation It was evident
that the assessment would be very little
different from the assessment In former
years under the old law. Some of the
property, he said, would be advanced to
within 68. 75 or 84 per cent of Its actual
value, while other property Is not liable
to be valued at more than 80 per cent of
Its actual value. "And that being the caae,"
said Mr. Crandon. "It Is your duty to so
assess railroad property."
Notwithstanding it Is absolutely without
the Jurisdiction of th board at this time
to take Into consideration the value of any
other property or to pay any attention to
what the county assessors are doing. Mr.
Crandon was allowed to place this before
the board and cinch It before the governor
asked If It was not the board's duty to
look after that when It meets as a board
of equalisation In July. The discussion
following brought it out that It was a
question whether the board could change
the assessment of railroads at the July
meeting, at which Mr. Cran'don announced:
"Then be on the right side and value us
at about 75 per cent of our actual value
now and make no mistake."
Mr. Crandon assured the board that the
railroads had been assessed higher In pro
portion than other property; that a fran
chise was worth Just what It cost to file
articles of Incorporation with the secretary
of atate; that the stocks and bonds as a
basis for arriving at a value waa abso
lutely wrong and untenable as was the
proposition to capitalise the net earnings.
He assured the board that the Elkhorn
was no more valuable now than It waa
before It was absorbed by the Northwestern
and that the line In Nebraska waa worth
little when compared with his line In other
states. He filed figures with the board to
show that should the earnings be capital
ized the road in Nebraska would be as
sessed higher In proportion than It is in
Iowa when there waa no comparison of
tho roads In tho two states. He read at
length eourt declolons showing that all
property must be assessed alike or on the
ami basis, using the same as an argument
why the total value of the railroad prop
erty should nof be used as a basis from
which to find the assessed valuation.
White Cautions Board.
Ben White followed and talked along the
same lines. The board then took a recess
for noon to let the arguments Foak In, after
which Mr. White quoted at length supreme
court decisions In an attempt to show tho
board that It could not take into considera
tion in arriving at the value of railroad
property in Nebraska the termlnali owned
in Chicago, the coal mines and other things
out of the state. Mr. White cautioned the
board' that If it found the valuation upon
the stocks and bonds basis It must deduct
all these things because the stocks and
bonds covered them. He also brushed up
against interstate commerce and cautlonel
the board about taking that Into consldeia
tlon. Then Mr. Hlghleyman came on deck. He
talked in a fatherly way to the board, tak
ing a seat right among them and speaking
very low and calm like. He was dead
against making an assessment on the unit
system. Governor Mickey explained that
the board Intended to find the aggregate
value of each system and then divide the
aggregate among the various lines that
went to make up the system, but even this
did not suit the Mlssouiiad, and he went
Into a lengthy discussion to show how ut
terly worthless were some parts of his
system. This concluded the debate for the
day and the second railroad hearing for the
weeh. Govern-)? Mickey will go to St.
Louis Tuesday an 1 It Is the Intention of
the be . i now to complete Its work before
Junior Normals Monday.
The Junior normal schools of the state
will open Monday and the Indications are
that the attendance at each will be largely
In excess of last year. At this tine there
are ten teachers' Institutes in session and
each Is well attended. This increased at
tendance and Interest bodes well for the
schools next year as It will mean more
teachers better qualified for their duties.
It will require at least S,000 new teachers
the coming year to supply the schools aa
that number drop out of the profession
each year on the average. ' Last year the
supply was so limited that high school
students in many Instances were given
schools, when if the suprAy had not been
so limited they would have been refused
certificates. With the Increased attend
ance at the normal and summer schools
the county superintendents can discrim
inate in granting certificate.
Ross Tires of Matrimony,
Nimrod Ross, colored, at one time a mem
ber of the police force, wants the courts
to legally separate him from his wife be
cause he fears that she will shortly sep
arate him from this mundane sphere If
things keep on. He cites that on frequent
occasions It Has been the custom of his
wife to Are brickbats, pieces of furniture
and other things that come handy at! him,
and that lately he has been very apprehen
sive that she Intended to try him out on a
line of poison. The couple were married
In Kansas In 1887.
After Sidewalk Merchants.
Because the cHy council refused to make
the proprietors of fruit standa get the samo
oft the sidewalks the grocery merchants
affected are going to take the matter Into
the court a The grocers hold that the coun
cil haa no light to set apart a portion of
a sidewalk and rent It to anybody, much
less a person whose business affects that
of the grocer.
Banks Hold tho Back.
The cltlsens of the village of Waverly
don't have to pay that $1,800 which the vil
lage trustees agreed to pay the banks that
advanced the money, for the establishment
of a water works system. The matter was
not submitted to the people and therefore
Judge Holmes decided that they didn't have
to pay the bill.
TARPEXMNG'S PATH) WITH JVRY
After Tweaty-Fonr Honrs' Dellbera.
tloa No Verdict Is Rendered.
FULLBRTON. Neb., June 11. (Special.)
The case of Bert Tarpennlng waa given to
the Jury last evening at o'clock and the
Jury Is sUll out.
The court room each day during the trial
waa packed with clUsena of the town and
surrounding country, but the best order
waa maintained. The defendant haa ahown
wonderful composure during all the time
and made a good Impression on all.
Friends' College Closee Year.
CENTRAL CITY, Neb.. June 11. (Spe
cial.) The Friends college at thla place
closed a very successful year here Wednes
day of this week. During the year the at
tendance has been very good when the
conditions have been taken Into considera
tion. Thla is the third year for this school
under the Friends management and the
growth In attendance and the efficiency of
the work haa been gradual and of a perma
nent character. One very commendable
feature about the management Is that all
debts are paid when made and there Is no
Indebtedness of any kind upon the school
to Interfere with future success. It Is con
fidentially predicted that the Friends col
lege Is destined to become one of the last
Ing factors In the educational facilities of
Nebraska. The commencement exercises
were held In the college chapel Wednesday
and degrees were conferred upon Tour, who
had completed the course of studies pre
scribed. Following the orations by th"
members of the graduating class a very
excellent lecture waa delivered by Prof.
Smith, superintendent of the Central City
High school. Prof. Smith aa a lecturer has
proven himself to be the peer of any man
In the state upon educational subjects.
GRAND ISLAND GRADUATES SIX
College Closes a Successful Year and
C'onarratalatlons Arc Many.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb., June 11. (Spe
cial.) Six .young people received degrees
from the Grand Island college at exercises
at the First Baptist church, each deliver
ing orations reflecting great credit upon
themselvea and the Institution. The grad
uates and their orations were: W. Hewitt
of Holbrook. "The Triumph of Right;"
Florence Hopewell. Tekamah, "The Mission
of the Baptists;" Charles Johnson of Pal
estine, "Chsracter Building;" Maud Mul
len, "The Legacy of Alexander Hamilton;"
Georgia Filling, Grand Island, "The Pass
ing of War;" Edwin Sutherland, Grand
Island, "Independence of Thought."
The eighth annual banquet of the Col
lege Alumni was held last evening, well
attended by the alumni of the Institution.
The victory of the college In the contest
for the Rhodes scholarships, there being
nine contesting colleges In the. state, was
the occasion for especial rejoicing among
both students and members of the faculty
and congratulations were liberally show
ered upon Mr. Coon, the successful con
testant for the first scholarship.
The alumni elected the following officers
for the ensuing ear: A. B.- Rogers, .Ord.
president; Miss Cora Neff, Grand Island,
vice president; Mrs. Ray, secretary and
treasurer; Edwin Sutherland, Grand Island,
Besides erecting a- new $25,000 dormitory
during the next year, the college will put
In a 110.000 heating plant. Financially the
school has been able to close the term
with a balance still In the treasury.
HEIRSHIP LANDS MOVE SLOWLY
Little Competition Forces Sale of Res
ervation Lands at Low Price.
PENDER, Neb., June 11. (Special.)
Heirship lands on the reservation are not
bo eagerly sought after as at first. False
representations emanating from different
sources and the delay by the department In
approving deeds has discouraged outside
Investors. On the two reservations, which
comprise about 250,000 acres, nearly 75,000
are heirship lands. Out of this there Is
now offered for sale about (1,500 acres of
the Omaha's and 8,000 acres of the Winne
bago's. There has already been sold about
8,000 acres on these two reservations at an
average price of $20.50 per acre. Strange
as It may seem, nearly all this land
far haa been taken by hpme capital. The e
Is no better chance for Investments. Im
proved farms adjoining these lands are
valued at from $60 to $75 per acre. The
Improved heirship lands are selling below
their real value by reason of no competi
tive' bids. A batch of deeds returned for
record by the purchaser has ben held up
by the department for nearly one yeir.
Whll slqw In approving first bids, the de
partment is gaining some regularity in
these sales and recent bids have been ap
proved. To the Investor these heirship
lands offer large returns. There Is no bet
ter agricultural land In the state and It
should be taken as fast as offered for sale.
CHILD CHARGES GROSS CRUELTY
Says She Was Made to Work Hard and
Scantily Clothed and Fed.
FREMONT, Neb., June 11. (Special.)
Martllla Wolff, a 14-year-old daughter of
Peter Wolff of this city, haa been, accord
ing to nor story, a victim of pretty harsh
treatment at the hands of John Schultx, a
farmer living near Snyder. About a year
ago she went to live In the Schultz family
under an agreement by which she waa to
work In the house for her board and
clothes and be allowed to go to the dis
trict school. Instead of doing 'housework
she waa sent Into the fields and com
pelled to do a boy's work and furnished
with scarcely enough clothes to cover her
self and much lees protect her from the
cold in the winter. She ran away from
the Schults people Inst week and walked
the whole distance of thirty-five miles to
Fremont, arriving at her father's, fright
ened and exhausted. She has a big cut on
her forehead which will disfigure her for
life, caused, she sikys, by Schults hitting
her over the head with a half-bushel mea
sure. The matter will undoubtedly be ven
tilated In the courts.
CASS COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOLS
Foorti Annnal Convention Held at
Mnrdock and Officers Elected.
MURDOCK. Neb.. June 11. (SneHal v
The fourth annual convention of the Cass
County Sunday School association was held
Thursday and Friday In the Mthnrii
Episcopal church here and was' largely at-
lenaea. ne women served a New England
dinner and supper to the delegates and
friends In Tool's hall. The snenknrn wi-
all practical Sunday school workers and
tneir efforts were largely responsible for
the success of the convention. The follow
ing officers were elected for the ensuing
year! C. C. Westcott of Plattsmouth, presi
dent; John Earle, Murdock, vice president;
George L. Farley. Plattsmouth.
R H. Frans, Union, treasurer; Edith Cllxbe,
superintendent of primary work; Prof. E.
L. Rouse of Plattsmouth, superintendent of
normal work; Fred Wills of Mynard. James
Sunder of Louisville and J. E. Noyes of
Elmwood, district superintendents. Fifty
dollars was raised for county work and
$105 for state Sunday school work.
NEBRASKA MAN FINDS HIS MOTHER
Charles Summers Locates Lost Rela.
tire Through Newspaper.
NEW YORK, June 11. (Special Tele
gram.) Charles Summers, the Brooklyn
orphan who was adopted by Albert W.
Mason, a Crete (Neb.) farmer, whose story,
published In The Bee of June S, being re
printed here, haa, through newspaper pub
licity, found his mother, who saw the story.
She resides at 694 Fulton street, Brooklyn,
with her brother, Frederick Fink. She
had dropped the name of Summers and
was known as Fink. The Joy of the dis
covery that each was alive waa beyond ex
pression. Mrs. Summers is well provided
for and does not wish to leave Brooklyn.
Summers prefers the west and after a visit
will return to California, where he has a
DcwaI1 Retains His Office.
WEST POINT, Neb., June 11. (Special.)
Judge Conrad Hollenbeck came up from
Fremont yesterday morning and held a
short session of the district court. He
handed down an opinion In the contested
election case wherein S. Lant, the defeated
republican candidate, sought to oust Louis
Dewald. the present Incumbent. The de
cision confirmed the title of Dewald (dem.)
to the office. The result showed Lant 1,341
votes, Dewald 1,363, making no changes In
the totals as returned by the canvassing
board, showing defective ballots In equal
numbers on both sides, leaving the result
as In the original footing. A motion was
made for a new trial, which will be passed
Cam last's Crop Catalan- Well.
WEST POINT, Neb., Juns 11. (Special.)
The weather this week throughout this
section has been rainy and warm. Corn
Is doing exceedingly well on uplands, but
the bottoms art a little too wet for the
plant. Paaturea were never better. The
fruit crop promises well. Potatoes are In
bloom and ' are thrifty. Gardeners report
hi outlook for all kinds of
vegetables. Garden produce of all kinds
Is oomlng into market.
GRAFTERS ARB MA DEI TO DISGORGE
Clrcns Manager Pays Flae of fSOO
Angry People Try to Wreck: Tents.
TKCUMSEH, Neb., June 11. (Special Tel
egram.) The Van Amberg circus exhibited
here today and the event caused the of
ficers and a special detail of fifty men all
the work they could handle this evening.
Following in the train of the circus were
confidence men and grafters by the score
and they piled their games to a finish on
a big crowd this evening. One old Ger
man farmer named Jacob Peters, was
fleece 1 out of $700 In cash In three-card
monte and nut-shell games. Many rural
Ista were beaten out of sums ranging from
HO to 190. k
The special police and a crowd of cltl
sens went to the show grounds tonight
and five of the showmen were arrested,
one as he was attempting to leave town
through the woods. The men were Jailed
and later were brought before County
Judge Livingston on the charge of petty
larceny and conducting three-card monte
and nut-shell games. An agreement was
reached between the showmen and the
Judge whereby Mr. Peters was reimbursed
his $700, as were all people who were fleeced
In the confidence games or short changes,
who were reported, and the show manager,
who refused to give his name, pleaded
guilty to the charge as stated'and paid a
fine of $300.
During the performance tonight, an at
tempt was made to cut the ropes and can
vass of one of the tents and people began
leaving the performance.
Cantnrea Alleged Horsethlef.
KLWOOD, Neb., June 11. (Special.)
John Haynes, constable of Eustls. re
mained In El wood on his way to Lexington
with a horsethlef which he captured down
In Kansas. A couple of weeks ago H. L.
Williams of Gothenburg had two horses
and two saddles stolen and he Immediately
notified the authorities around to be on the
lookout. Haynes Immediately took up the
trail, with the result that after two weeks'
search he landed his man, capturing him
near Logan, Kan., and also getting the
horses and 1 saddles and brought them
along with him. The culprit's name Is Al
bert Glaas. and It Is understood he has but
recently been released from the peniten
tiary, where he had served time for an
Doablea Cnmlngr Coonty's Assessment.
WEST POINT. Neb., June 11. (Special.)
The asaessment of the real and personal
property of Cuming county Is about com
plete. One township Is not yet complete,
but estimating this precinct the total ac
tual valuation of the real property of the
county will approximate $20,000,000. On the
basis of one-fifth, aa the law provides, the
assessed valuation of real property will be
In the neighborhood of $4,000,000, as against
an assessed valuation last year of $1,980,660,
and the assessed valuation of personal
property will be about $1,000,000, aa com
pared with $692,04 last year. This assess
ment Is regarded as being very fair and
made In the spirit contemplated by the new
Small Town Wants Water Plant.
R08ELAND, Neb.. June 11. (Special.)
This enterprising village, with a popula
tion of a little over $00, Is considering a
proposition to Install a water plant and
sewer system. County surveyor C. H.
Heartwell of Hastings will next week fur
nish figures estimating the cost of grades
and the appurtenances of a sewer system.
It is the Intention to begin the Innovation
Calls Prohibition Convention.
ASHLAND, Neb., June 11. (Special.) W.
Burt Clark, chairman, has called the state
prohibitionist committee to meet at Lin
coln August 10. There will be 808 delegates
In the convention and It will nominate state
News of Nebraska.
BEATRICE, June 11. It' haa rained In
thla locality for the past two days and
aa a result farmers are unable to cultivate
their corn, which Is becoming very weedy
In some fields.
BEATRICE. June 11. Harry Castor has
fiurchased tha ISO-acre farm of C. A. Rlp
ey, located In Liberty township, for which
he paid $10,000. The farm Is one of the
best In Gage county.
WEST POINT, June 11. Miss Eva O'Sul
llvan left this morning for McConk, Neti
where she haa accepted a position aa In
structor In the Junior normal department
of the public schools.
BEATRICE. June II. Twenty carloads of
scrapers, graders, shovela. etc., the prop
erty of Kllpatrlek Bros. A Collins, the rail
road contractors, were brought here yester
day from-Oillette, Wyo., where the firm
haa Just finished a big contract of work
to enable Homesteaders to reach Western Nebraska and
Secure Free Homes
has put into effect Homeseekers' Rates at one fare, plus $2 round trip.
Next Excursion, Tuesday, June 14.
Write for Kinkaid Folder telling how the lands can be acquired,
when entry should be made, and other information, Free on appli
cation to any Union Pacific Agent, or
City Ticket Office, 1324 Famam St.
for the Burlington rood. The outfit will
undergo repairs at the blacksmith shops
of the firm here and will be shipped away
In about a month to be used on new
STROMSBl'RO, June 11. Stromsburg will
celebrate on the Fourth. Among other
attractions the regimental band of Osceola
will furnish part of the music. Plenty of
money has been subscribed.
STROMSBURG. June ll.-Mayor John
Tongue and Councilman John Erlckson at
tended the festivities at Omaha thla week.
Both are representative men and no doubt
filled the bill from Polk county.
NEBRASKA CITT. June ll.-James Barr
has brought stilt against the Overland In
vestment company and Clarence Clegett.
leasee, for damages sustslned from the ef
fects of a billboard falling upon him.
OSCEOLA, June 11. The encampment of
the Sons of Veterans held here during the
past week elected James McBeth division
commander for the next year and selected
Fremont, February 14 and 16, 1906, for the
WEST POINT. June 11. Among the state
university students who have returned
home for the holidays are: Adele Koch,
Lulu Loach, William Thetnsen, M. O'Bulli
van, Noah Thiele, Glen Losch, Leigh Krake
and G. K. Newell.
WEST POINT, June 11. The " hustling
committee appointed to secure attractions
for the Fourth of July celebration has re
turned. It promises to eclipse In grandeur
and variety of attractions for this festival
anything ever seen In this county.
BEATRICE. June 11. Christine Kolekof
ski, the aged woman who was run down
by a Burlington passenger train near Hoag
the other day, sustaining serious Injuries,
Is still alive, and the attending physicians
say she may recover. She Is 77 years of
CENTRAL CITT. June 11. The annual
meeting of the Old Settlers' association of
Merrick County will be held at Central
City July 4, 1904, for the election of officers
and for the transaction of other business
pertaining to the affairs of the associa
tion. WEST POINT, June 11. F. J. Fassnacht,
a retired merchant and capitalist of thla
city, has departed with his wife to make
their future home on the Pacific coast.
They have resided here for the past fifteen
years. Falling health caused their re
moval. STROMSBURG. June 11. August Peter
son, who Is somewhat deranged from
mental strain, was taker, to Council Bluffs
Friday for treatment. Mr. Peterson la one
of the wealthy farmers of Polk county,
having a large farm ten miles west of
PAP1LLION, June 11. About a doxen
large fishing nets were discovered SM In
the Platte river south of Papllllon by State
Warden Carter while making a trip down
the river from Louisville. Near Louisville
more than thirty litis were found, all of
which were burned. Several owners were
BEATRICE June 11. The plans for the
new Young Men's Christian association
building to be erected in this city are now
In the hands of Architect Berllnghof. The
plans call for one of the most up-to-date
buildings In the west, and Include reading
rooms, gymnasium, bathing system, dor
HUMBOLDT, June 11. Programs have
hn Issued bv the secretary of the ninth
annual Richardson county Sunday school
convention, to be held In the Christian
church at Falls City June 20 to 22. The pro
gram Is devoted to the discussion of per
tinent topics by local speakers. Many dele
gates are expected.
BUR WELL, June 11. One of the heaviest
rains that haa fallen here In years fell
Thursday. There was no wind, but there
was a steady downpour all day and fully
five Inches of water fell, but no damage
was done by the water. Lightning struck
the new house of C. I. Bragg which la
under construction and did some damage.
BEATRICE. June 11. W. A. Deuel and
A. D. Schermerhorn, two Union Pacltio
officials, came down Thursday night from
Omaha In a special car, returning yester
day morning. The work of Improving the
track between here and Manhattan, Kan.,
under the supervision of Mr. Schermer
horn, division engineer. Is now In progres.
MURDOCK. June 11. The county Sunday
school convention of Cass county Is In (ten
sion at thla place with a large attendance
of delegates and Bunday school workers.
Rev. 8. I. Hanford of Weeping Water gave
the principal address on "Stopping the
Leaks. O. W. Noble of Omaha gave some
good suggestions on "Opening and Closing
HASTINGS. June 11. The alumni of
Hastings High school held their annual re
ception at Knights of Pythias hall lout
night. Refreshments and dnnclng were
features of the evening. Officers were
elected as follows: President, Lou How
land; vice president Myrtle Fisher; sec
retary, Stella Trimble; treasurer, Agnes
WEST POINT. June II. A meeting haa
been called for the purpose of organising
a Commercial club for west Point. The In
tention Is to perfect an organisation which
will be of service to the general business
Interests of the city, will work for good
roads and Improvements In all lines of
Industry and exercise a general supervision
over the material welfare of the city.
NORTH PLATTE. June 11. At the last
meeting of the city council a petition waa
filed with that body asking them to submit
a proposition to vote $M),uuu for the erection
of a water plant. As no mention or pro
vision la made for the purrhuse of tho
present plant owned by the water company
here It Is likely to precipitate a lively fight,
If the council should aee tit to grant the
prayer of the petition.
WEST POINT. June 11. At the last regu
lar meeting of local lodge No. 24, Knights
of Pythias, of this city, the following offi
cers were chosen for the ensuing term: H.
S Radler. C. c; o. JS. Kngler, V. C; J. H.
Krsuse, M. A.: J. B. Tharp, prelate; A. E.
Krauss, K. of R. and P.; A. A. Peterson, M.
of F. ; James B. Mortenson and John H.
Tharp, trustees for three years; II. 8. Mil
ler, deputy G. C.
HASTINGS, June 11. A special election
will be held In Hastings July $ for the
purpose of voting $40,0iu In school bonds
for the erection of new high school build
ing. Taese bend vwlcd lo Jcais
ago, but on account of a technical flaw
It Is necessary to resubmit the proposition.
The school building Is rapidly approaching
completion and will be reody for occu
pancy by the time the next school year
BEATRICE, June 11. The hearing of
John Albers, a prominent young farmer
of Hanover township, this county, charged
with assault and battery on complaint
sworn out by John Leners. was held be
fore Judge Inman yesterday and resulted
in the defendant being discharged. Twenty
four witnesses, all German residents of
Hanover township, appeared on the stand
and most of the day was consumed In the
trial of the cose.
HASTINGS, June 11. The commence
ment season of Hastings college begins to
morrow when the baccalaureate sermon
will be delivered at the Presbyterian' church
In the morning. The address before the
Christian associations will be delivered at
the some place in the evening. Monday
night the class will render a farce at Mc
Cormick hall. Graduation exercises will
take place at the Presbyterian church on
PA PILLION, June 11. The following are
the officers elected last night of the Spring
field Knights of Pythias lodge: G. L. Wil
cox, chancellor commander: Charles Beg
ley, vice chancellor; Abe Mahew, prelate;
W. C. Bates, master of work; J. C. Miller,
master of exchequer; Charles Thompson,
master of finance; Frank Comte, master of
records and seals; J. L. Hlnkle, master-alarms;
J. H. White, inside guard; Frank
Ward, outside guard.
NEBRASKA CITY, June' 11. Eureka
lodge No. 7, Knights of Pythias; the An
cient Order of I nlted Workmen, Modern
Woodmen of America and Degree of Honor
will hold a Joint memorial service in
Wyuka cemetery tomorrow. The four
lodges, together with the Merchants' band
ana Loeb's Concert band, will leave the
city for the cemetery, where tho exercises
will be held at 2 o'clock. A number of
members from lodges out of town are ex
pected to participate In the exercises.
WA USA, June 11. Harmonic lodge, No.
166, Knights of Pythias, elected the follow
ing officers last night for the ensuing year:
C. C, A. E. Snygg; V. C, Roy A. Rich
mond; P., Rev. J. H. Smith; K. of R. and
S C. E. Gallagher; M. of F., J. H. Gesler;
M. of E., Q. K. Swanson; M. of W., A C.
Presser; M. of A., A. N. Alden; I. G.,
Charles Hanlson; O. Q., F. C. Gunning,
grand representative, A. E. Snygg; alter
nate. C. E. Gallagher; trustees Roy A.
Richmond, G. E. Swanson, A. C. Presser.
PAPILLION, June 11. Work In the fields
of Sarpy county has been much retarded
by wet weather and the weeds In many
Places are higher than the corn. Tne corn
has made fair growth wherever conditions
have been favorable for cultivation, and
the stand Is not materially short of the
past few years at the corresponding date.
The conditions hsve been generally favor
able for the growth of grass, small grain
and garden stuff. Repacls Indicate that the
apple crop Is quite promising and all small
fruits will yield abundantly.
OSCEOLA, June 11. Mr. John Lucas, who
!lvea Just south of Shelby, met with a
bad accident on Thursday, -lie waa re
turning home from Shelby and his horses
ran away, and he was thrown out and
badly Injured and still remains unconscious,
having been severely Injured In the back,
and the doctors who are working with him
fear that there la little hope of his recov
ery. He Is one of the best cltlsens, having
been In the county almost since Its organi
sation, although he Is comparatively a
young man, less than 46 years old.
HASTINGS, June 11. A prenuptlal ban
quet was tendered at Fischer's cafe last
evening to Miss Grace Dillon and Mr. Al
bert Edgerton Stltt, whose marriage will
take place next Wednesday. Plates were
laid for Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Faxrens, Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Wahlqulst. Mr. and Mrs.
Erneet Twldale, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hynes,
Mr. and Mrs. William Rmlti Dr. and Mrs.
V. J. Schauffleberger. Miss Georgia Dillon
of Sioux Falls, 8. D., Miss Inez Crow of
Omaha, Miss Iura Payne, Miss Georgia
Fowler, Miss Flora Fisher B. Herman,
Harry Dillon and William Smith.
NORTH PLATTE, June ll.-Prof. W. H.
Gardner, who will act as principal of the
Junior Normal again this year, reached
here last night, and Is making preparailnns
for the opening, which takes place next
Monday. The Instructors are Miss Graves
and Mr. James K. Dalzell, who were here
last year- Miss Cora O'Connell of Fremont
and E. E. MeGee of Fulrmont. Ijist yeir
the normal proved very satisfactory and
helpful to the teachers and others who at
tended, and It is expected that there will
be a large enrollment during the present
session. The lecture course is a good one.
Including that very Interesting lecture,
"Norway, the Iud of the Midnight Sun,"
by Mr. Frank R. Itoblnson.
DAVID CITY, June 11. The program of
the fourth annual session of the David City
Chautauqua assembly is now complete and
Is by far the strongest yet gotten out by
the management. The detailed programs
are In the hands of the printers and will
be ready for distribution noon. The talent
procured Is as follow: H v. H. H. Harmo-i
of Columbus. Ind.; Chicago Lyceum Ladles'
quartette, Mrs. Palmer of Chicago, Thomas
McClary, Prof. Cheenetgevslan, tho Ar
menian; Mrs. Dodson, lecturer and demon
strator In domestic science: Hun. Chester
H. A Id rich, Whitney Brothers quartette,
Kev. L J. Vaughan, Frank R. Koberson,
Dr. Toyoklchl I.yeriaga, ph. D. (Japanese),
Alton B. Parckard, cartoonist: Prof. Keno
B. Welbourn, George L. McNutt end the
Dixie Jubilee . singers. The dates of the
assembly are Ju'y 80 to August 7.
SILVER CREEK, June 11 Af.er a throe
days' rontrst before the village Board of
Trustees of Sliver Creek In the hearing
of an application for liquor license the
application of L. A. dates was refused on
the ground of not having the requisite
numLer of bona fide resilient freeholders.
This was the third application that had
been made at Silver Creek for license this
year and thus far all of theme have been
refused. Owing to the recent ruling of
the supreme court to the effect that a
signer to an application for liquor license
must own real estate In his or her own
name haa rendered It difficult In smsll
towns and villages to secure the requisite
number of freeholders. The former ru'lngg
of the district courts generally having t-een
that If the real estate was a hommrtead
gad la lbs basse of tha lfa thla mail nui
the wife and husband freeholders and via
BEATRICE, June 11. After a trial last
Ing two days In district court the jury la
the case of Harry N. Vertrees against Geg
county, a personal damage suit for $6,000,
brought In a verdict yesterday morning In
favor of the defendant. Vertrees brought
suit In the above amount because of In-
iurlee received by going through a wagon
ridge near his home with a thresher
outfit. The evidence Introduced showed
that he knew the bridge was unsafe be
cause the threshermen with him tried to
brace It before attempting to cross the
structure. Charles Folden, a member of
the party, went down with the engine and
was killed. The accident happened last
September. Court adjourned until June 2u.
SOUTH DAKOTA 8 1' PREMIE COURT
Manrlco Birk Falls In His Attempt to
Scenro IJqior Llconao. -
PIERRE, June 11. (Special Telegram.)
In the supremo court today opinions warn
handed down by Corcoran, presiding Judge,
In the following cases:
Maurice Burk, appellant, against the
Board of Commissioners of Hand county;
affirmed. Thla is the case In which Burk
attempted to compel the Board of Commis
sioners to grant him a license to sell liquors
in Hand county. The boa id refused to
grant the license ar,d waa upheld by tha
lower court and on appeal the action Is
sustained, the supreme court holding that
the commissioners are the Judges of quali
fications to sell liquor and need give no
reason for their action.
Frank Kidman, appellants, against R. A.
Howard, Spink; affirmed.
Earl A. Chambers against Modern Wood
men of America, appellant. Fall River;
Marcus A. Stoddard against Henry W.
Lyon et al, appellants, Brule; reversed.
Bench Crary, appellant, against Chicago,
Milwaukee A St. Paul Railway Company,
Hanson; affirmed. '
W. C. Winans against First Rank of
Edgemont et al, appellants. Fall River; af
The court admitted E. F. Forbes of
Bonesteel on a certificate from tho su
preme court of Iowa,
Dies from Too Mncb Oplom.
LEAD, S. D.. June 11. (Special Tele
gram.) Marlon Clark, a gambler, despond
ent and brooding over the unrequited affec
tions of a young woman of this city, last
night took an overdose of opium, from tho
effects of which he died. He waa a member
of a prominent Illinois family and bad been
a resident of Lead for about a year. A
brother of the deceased Is now on the way
to Lead to claim the remains.
Loses Mall In River.
PIERRE. S. D.. June 11. (Special.) At
the time of the heavy rain this latter part
of last week the mall driver on the line to
Manila, who was a new man In the coun
try, attempted to cross a gulch which ha
thought was safe, and lost his team and
the mall. He managed to get out himself
by a close margin. So far as can ba learned
the mall sacks contained about $600.
' Filipinos gee tbe Slants.
WASHINGTON. June 11. Members ot
the honorary board of Filipino commis
sioners to the Louisiana Purchase exposi
tion viewed the points of historic Interest
In Washington today from carriages. The
commissioners were guests of the Wash- y
Ington Board of Trade.
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