Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 12, 1904, PART 1, Page 3, Image 3
THE OMAHA' DAILY BTEE: STTN1AY, JtTSE 12, lOOf. 7 TAX AGENTS IN ERUPTION Htkt ft FiDtl Assault oa the 8tat Board of Eqtaliution 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 ride sources." 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. Mm, 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 d uaglsta. our duty," the play went on .to the next act. 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 that time. 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, toastmaster. 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 lucrative position. 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 upon Ister. 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 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 other offense. 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 revenue law. 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 at once. 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 officers. 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 Kinkaid Act to enable Homesteaders to reach Western Nebraska and Secure Free Homes Uin Pacific 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 INQUIRE City Ticket Office, 1324 Famam St. PHONE 310. 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 work. 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 next meeting. 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 age. 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 this city. 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 arrested. 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 mitory, etc 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 Exercises." 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 Langevln. 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 opens. - 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 Wednesday evening. 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 versa. 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; affirmed. 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 firmed, t 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. If You re Married to any other clothes than ours, wa can show you excellent rounds for "divorce." IfYouVe Not Married to our band-made, rcady-for-gervlco apparel, let us "tlo the knot" 'twon't prove a failure. Coat and Troustr 5u!t and t lined -of newest mixtures fully reaJy-$7.SO,IO,S12,f 15. L t erred Ore far Acaaast lata.