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THE OMAITA DAILY PEE: FRIDAY. .TUNE lfi, lf0.".
SnOWDOWN ON ASSESSMENT
ird. "It Is better that you glv. of your
toll and talents and never receive than to
receive that which other have produced
without irlvlnit iu equivalent In return,"
Mortenwn Read to Offer Resolution on speaker. He pleaded ror th arpii-
LI till 111 All lllllipiB WWUIU M- wtvtw .
CONFERRING DIPLOMAS AT UNIVERSITY
Democrat and Populists Fall to Get
Toaether In Flrtt nistrlct and
th) Democrats Nominate
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 16. (Special.) It will be
up to the State Hoard of Assessment to
do business at IU next meeting. State
Treasurer Mortensen will move that the
Union raclflc railroad be assessed at an
average of 112,000 a mile, which will mean
the full the faculties of body and mind.
He praised higher education In all Its
phases, but deplored the same where It
developed Into a shame and disregard for
the poor and the masses. He begged that
they develop to even higher heights their
powers because those not so blessed needed
them and their help, adding: 'The higher
Is placed the reservoir the greater the
pressure to be derived therefrom." Mr.
Bryan was accorded a hearty reception
as he appeared on the platform and the au
dience showed Its appreciation of his ad
dress at Its close.
Decree for Dr. A. W. Clark.
Dr. A. W. Clark, superintendent of the
MIX PLOEflN IN 0MAI1A JAIL
T lattimouth Slayer of Ooniin Brought Here
to Atoit Riot.
SAYS HE WAS DRUNK WHEN HE DID DEED
Mat Gerlnsr of Flattamoath la En-
sTaced to Defend Mil, Who Haa
Hearing; la a Few
Mag Ploehn, the Plattsmouth murderer
who was raptured yesterday In a barn on
the farm of Peter Mumm, near the acene
of the crime, was brought to Omaha yes
terday afternoon by Sheriff J. D. McBrlde
Child Saving Institute at Omaha, this I of Cuss county. The prisoner was placed
morning tfonned the cap and gown and I In the Douglas county Jail, where he will
marched out of the university with the remain until he has a preliminary hear
ing, which will be In a few daya, It la be
Ploehn has retained Attorney Mat Qerlng
of Plattsmouth. Sheriff McBrlde stated
an Increase to 118,000 from 116,000 on the - A nf rh R D. rI.rk ho Mt
main line, while the branches will remain M , of , take tne coune
the same. The average valuation now Is thr(,e year, Rfo Btudylng at home and dur-
aur. Mortensen win ener mis as a com- .. . stand the examinations. He Is In that while he had nn fear, nf mnh vln.
promise In an effort to conclude the bust- recMpt of a ,otter from the facuity con. lence at Plattsmouth. yet he deemed It a
ness of the board. He and Governor gratlllatlnB him on his examinations. The wise precaution to bring his prisoner to
Mickey have stood out faithfully for an major examlnatlon was i theoretical and Omaha and thus avoid any trouble that
average vaiuauon oi sw.uw a mne on me t)ractlcal sociology, while the minor was Ploehn
u,"" "-"-. " I the whole field of social science. Dr. Clark cause.
received the degree of B. A. from the
Rochester university, following which he
took a three years' course In theology at
presence at Plattsmouth might
"I took the course In the university," he
"Why did you shoot your cousins?" was
asked of Ploehn yesterday afternoon as
the man paced his cell and smoked a pipe.
I was Just crazy with drink. I went
down town in the morning and drank and
to secure a vote on the proposition. It
has been known or presumed that the
new members would not stand for this In
crease, consequently to saeure some kind the Universlty of Chicago.
oi an assessment ana an agreement De
tween the board members. Mr. Mortensen
Is willing to vote for a lower assessment
In a conversation with Auditor ,Searle
this morning Mr. Mortensen said that poll
tics should not enter into tne ooara s nna- numbor of colleges, but bo far he has Jealous of them.
ings, ana tnai eacn memDer oi me Doara not declde1 about accepting. "Then you was Just drunk and wanted
should arrive at his conclusions without . . , to shoot some one?" was suggested to the
oeing prejua.cea oy any po.u.ca xavors ne --.,. , th. lr.t prisoner, to which he replied. "I guess so.
might receive at the hands oi tne ran- -"" "-'YT. . . " " Ploehn said he had no thought nf r..M.
. . . . a ..I. i conrrPM nnai nutriPi rni n in bTPI m- i -
rona. Auauor Dearie rcaaiiy agreea wun - - I rnnnJntT bvav that h lrnw h hnri Anna
Mr. Mortensen and It 1. not l-probab.e U-r today on
that tne Doara will get together at us next -- - - treated in tho same manner In which
said, "merely to try to keep abreast of the I drank," replied the man.
times and to keep up my systematic study." I On further questioning Ploehn said the
Several propositions have been made to girls did not give him any provocation to
Dr. Clark to take the chair of sociology in I do the shooting, and said he had not been
Inlverslty Confer Decrees.
This morning at 10 o'clock the commence
mcnt address to the graduates of the Uni
versity of Nebraska was delivered by Wil
Ham Bryan, and the presentation of dip
lomaa, together with the conferring of de
grees, by Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews.
The commencement procession, under dl
democrats nominated Mayor Frank N.
Brown of Lincoln unanimously, while the
populists. In such small nfambers that they
could not be discovered, met at the Lin
dell hotel this morning and adjourned
without doing a thing but thinking.
The nomination of Lincoln's mayor waa
he had treated his cousins.
ISo Drama In Capture
Sheriff McBrlde Bald there were no sen
sational circumstances connected with
Ploehn's capture. When, on Wednesday
afternoon, Peter Mumm told the sheriff
ai - .i - vt ,u . .,.., , I been In the Mumm house and taken food,
" i i . a Buwg wua pittcea ai me nouse. inurs-
rectlon of Captain Wilson Chase, com- h'd t all. The declarations upon which day mornlng Mr Mumm p0(,hn m
mandant of the university cadets, pro
ceeded f,rom library hall to the auditorium
Tlrnwii will mtartA il.rl.M Offttln.t I '
li V 1 a T th0 barn ftnd Bent th Bherlff. who
iiitJ lie. jyu-BS niiu uuiiiiuciiu a iqoiucuv i ,., i ri ,,.n., ,. .
In the following formation: University Roosevelt In his stand against the rail- . th . . . - .h-
band, regents, chancellor and guests or - i w,,,,.., Tm hore re8poIlde)1 the murderer.
the university, administrative officers and was cnairman oi me resolutions cummnun. "Come out, with both hands up," re
members of the faculty, alumni ana lormer "... orjn ih.ub ir "i"""i i i sponded the sheriff.
students, candidates for degrees and stu- courage me aemocrais present, wno oy Ploehn nromntlv AA n. K. .... km
dents and friends. The faculty and admin- the way, filled less than 100 chairs in the 0ffered no 8lnB of resistance. The sheriff
lstratlon officers, together with Chancellor auaitonum. Mr. Bryan congratuiatea took pioenn-s 3g.caUber revolver away and
Andrews, Governor Mickey ana Mr. uryan, rreeiaeni rtooseven tor taxing mo bumiu handcuffed the man. Sheriff McBrlde said
occupied seats on the platform. Rev. F. always advocated by the democrats and ne t0ok the prisoner out of town with as
W. Eason of Holy Trinity Episcopal church tola tne party representatives tnai me i mti0 no,ge as pBglbIe-
opened the program with prayer, after democratic party was progressing nicely. Speaking of Ploehn to officials at the
. which the candidates for degrees presentea H. H. Hanks of Otoe county presidca over county Jail. Sheriff McBrlde Bald he ir.
themselves before the chancellor for the the deliberations of the convention and rested Ploehn not long ago for chasing a
conferring of the same. talked along the same lines as did Bryan. man wun a pitchfork. Ploehn was at that
Degrees were conferred upon aeventy- Mayor Brown was not present ana after time bound over to keep the peace
four graduates and seventy-elgnt certin- I a committee had failed to locate him an Ploehn Is 27 years of age. six feet and
cates presented. This number Is somewhat Intimate friend announced that he would two Inches in height. Ho has but a fair
less than usual, but this Is accounted for accept the nomination. command of the English language. Soon
by the fact that this year's law class was o-i-u with rmnlire. a"c" the murder of Alma Qoos and the
the first to graduate under the three-year m., . m,lrh hnrrv shooting of her sister Emma. Sheriff Mo-
extenslon of the course, which made the tQ Bpread the newg of th(j capture of Max Bride offered a reward of 500 for the ar-
Ploehn. who Is charged with the murder I resl OI lne man.
of Alma Ooos at Plattsmouth Saturday
night, the captors will be deprived of the
$300 reward which the state had Intended to
offer. A few days ago Governor Mickey
received an Inquiry as to whether the state
would offer a reward in such a case. The
governor replied that upon receipt of the
class much smaller than ordinarily.
Chancellor Andrews Introduced Mr.
Bryan, whose address was upon the sub
ject "Man." Mr. Bryan especially urged
that modern education, with all Its splendid
facilities and environments, was for the
purpose of equipping the student to the
extent that he would be able to give to
society and the world the benefit of his
CAPTl RED HEAR SCENE! OF CRIMES
Murderer of Cousin Poind In Firm
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., June 15. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Max Ploehn, who murdered
his cousin. Alma Ooos, and shot her sister,
haa been captured and is now In Jail to
.,i- i ..o.i i fn for .11 Proper notification of the murder reward
fh- hi...i ,hioh h wnrirt lv. him. H would be offered. The data In the case waa an.wer . chari.A of murd,
argued 'for the " suppression of selfishness received this morning and while Secretary La8t nght peter Mumi71i a ot tha
and self-aggrandlaement and the giving of Allen was preparing the proclamation for murderer and or the murdered girl, heard
all man's ability for goo& to the world h elfrnature of the governor the news of
without the presence of a desire for re-
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A giant with yonr luncheon B
rpnpwa your energy for the
A glass with your dinner re-
freshes you for the evening. H
A glM at ledtlme brlnga I
you deep and restfuj sleep. 1
Jctter Brewing Co., I
f( South Omaha. 'Phone 8, I
HUGO P. BICZ. 1
14th and Douglas. Tel. 1M2. 1
Co.. Bluffs Headquarters, I
Lee MITCHELL. I
1018 Main Street Tel. 80. j
the capture tw received. Naturally the
proclamation was not issued.
Bryan Tnlka to Officers.
The school for the officers of the Na-
nolse in his house and this morning
found that some food had been stolen. In
making an investigation he found Ploehn
concealed In a barn on the farm a short
distance from the scene of the crime. Al-
tional Guard ended this morning In time for 1 though armed with a rifle, Ploehn made
the soldier boys to listen to the address of no resistance and submitted to arrest,
W. J. Bryan at the Auditorium. The morn- I being brought to Plattsmuoth by his cap-
Ing session was devoted to a lecture by
Captain Cronln on the use of firearms by
The prisoner is not particularly communl-
the soldiers. Major Nloholson of Norfolk catlve, but said that he had no Idea that
read a paper on camp sanitation. This I his shots had killed his cousin, but that
afternoon the examination began,
these officers answering the roll call:
he had determined after the shooting to
end his own life and with that intention
First Regiment Major Fred Gegner; Cap- ha "n to the river, where he waa traced
tains Otis E. Davis. Charles A. Calkins.
Fletcher M. 8lnon, Charles E. Fraser.
Emory B. DeWolf. First Lieutenants Elbert
by the dogs, and after wading Into the
water had changed his mind and had pro-
O. Butterfleld. Lllburn F. Oxford. Ernest cured a rope with which to hang himself,
H. Stoner. I.ouls W. Ohmstede, Second I He had the rope when captured, but had
ffln" Tn sis mr rd7a" about
James McMillan. Charles L. Burmester. ready to surrender when found, thinking
Second Regiment t'aptams H. Elton
ClHpp, Samuel F. Shannon, Clifford E.
weaver, I'naries m. jonnson, August w.
Kroeaer. Wilbur 8. Price. Martin c. Bhal
lenbersrer. First Lieutenants Jack Beajon
Julius 'Wile. Lewis R. Lambert. Charles H.
Reed. Wlllard S. Paul, Albert H. Barker,
R. H. Muliowney, Benjamin j. Ricnaros,
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In,-, -UHl HI. 11 1 in " in, v i , . i ' u . nii.u in.
Gilbert B. MoGlll, George W. Gregg, Bayard
T. Eller. O. Eoirar Ganklll.
he would have to answer for a crime less
heinous than that of murder,
There is no excitement over the arrest,
although It is said that had Ploehn been
captured Saturday night ho would have
Proposed Meetings for York.
xunti, jMeo., june jo. (special.) At a
Rushvllle' Rifles Flmt Lieutenant Ernest business meeting of the Commercial club of
J. Aubert, Second Lieutenant Lee Frits. I York an invitation was extended to the
. . V. . . 1 n n A , ... n. wi n . . Kin r 1.hn M .
Rlrkne; 7 CartRln E Arthur CarV. First DUH,neM men. ot to attend a meeting
Lieutenant John F. Snealman. on next rway night, at which time the
Troop A Second Lieutenant Charles w. I question of securing and entertaining th
Funk. . . . I Kebraska National GiiArii .nr. mnmant ,.,111
Signal Corps Second Lieutenant Louts H. I . . . .
Qage- 1 oe aiscussea ana aciea upon. Complete ar-
i..l.i.e.l Dealers Convention. rangemenis were maue lout night for the
The Smith Platte Imnlement dealer, holding of a ChauUuqua to be held the
opened their session here this afternoon and Ust week ,n JuIy' Tnose ln charge are
as usual the meetings will be secret. So u," attractions. Among
far only about twenty-five members have lne many nolea PcaKers will be Governor
reached the cltv. but It Is ex Dec ted that na "enuior utrouctie or Wisconsin, Sena
many more will come ln tomorrow. Presl- tor oU'ver of Iowa and many others of
dent Shamp Is presiding and this afternoon """ reputation, xorg v interested in
John M. Burke, one of the old timers, de- "l '-""""uqua ana tne commercial
llvored an annresa. " " success.
Use the Best
For may use where good coal Is
NUT $6.00 LUMP $6.25
All Grades ot Hard and Soft Coal.
KEYSTONE COAL AND
i. A. Johnson, Pres. Q. F. Brucker, Tmaa.
J. t. Mjers,
1519 Faraam St 'PUoae 1307.
Ppihm in MnliktM River. I 1 "n" uwners nna Polities.
FRFMOVT. Kch.. June 13 f Sneeial .W- I ALLIANCE, Neb., June 15. (Special Tel
The farmers and property owners along effram.) The Alliance Herald today came
the Elkhorn river are agitating the ques- out under the management of T. J. O Keefe,
tlon of straightening that tortuous Iormer owner ror more than ten years.
tr.m h mittln In cutoffs urnu tlx. juni. iimwim revert Dacg to the
numerous bends, some of which are sev- ", maaing u again the
.r.l mllea arnund and onlv 100 vards umm onJ' Plr 01 s kind in a democratlo
Thi. ..nn .nnrl manv thmiMnrt rtoiif county. W. 8. Raker, the retiring editor-
worth of lands have been washed away PUDllhr. oe to Portland, where he ao
and the damage to roads has been heavy. cf Kvernment position at the expo-
The plan contemplates tha cost of the
wora tein r,.m ' oh Wewa of Nebraska
aajacent property owner, on sucn oasis O'NEILL-Myron Irwn. who was re-
as all concerned can mutually agree upon cently found guilty by a Jury of man-
and with the consent of the county board, slaughter for killing Robert Cearns, haa
,-.. u0i. . ,i,. been granted a new trial.
uvuu ..-....i - "v TVU-1UIII TV. .
this river. Th. fust on. waa put In a few th; Socley'oT Chri.Man Endeavor of th.
years ago near j-iooper wim tne approval tnira aistrici is In session here this week,
nf th countv board. A broad. Shallow I About KW delegates are ln attendance.
ditch was dug across one of th. bends, the VhI. PCIN-Trif ank nd Mrs.
, , . catherlna Harstlck were united ln mar-
river was turned In and the strong current riage this morning at St. Mary's Cat hollo
did th. rest of it. By putting In these church. Rev. Joseph Rueslng officiating.
ditches the farmers think they can save I . , tj At noon yesterday, at the
hundred, of acre, of valuab.e land and MrA.heriM..?lur" fflnT h"oTv
mucn iwiwia m mcir hui ivtu nig i iHinai ot weaioca, Kev. u. w. Crofts officl
Porfoot In quality.
MIodoral In prtoa.
OSCEOI Quite a number of O.rnnli
people, especially the Grand Army of the
Republic, did their best In displaying Old
uioi jr on ma tjBio anniversary o us birth,
BEATRICE A splendid rain, which will
be of great benefit to growing crops, vis
ited this locality this afternoon. The rain
fall Is estimated at one Inch and It Is rain
ing mis evening.
BEATRICE Oto. tribe No. 18, Improved
ui nru aril, uirt 1M.BI niKOt inn in
stalled officers. Refreshments of Ira rrsm
and cake were served at the clow of th.
WYMORE The firemen of the city will
give a two days' picnic next Saturday and
Sunday. Adam McMullen and A. U. Mo
Candless will speak. An Interesting and
varieu program will oa given each day and
will Include concerts by the Wymore Cor
net band and performances by several paid
troupes. It will be held at the park on
th. Hlu. rlvei.
BEATRICE Th. marriage of Dr. P. Y.
Qaas et this city to MJjm Mauds loug was
solemnised yesterdsy morning at the brlde'r
home In West Heatrlce in the rrenonce of
shout fifty guests, Rev. N. A. Martin officiating.
TEKAMAH-R. B. Hennen and Miss
Emma Willinms. both of this cltv. were
married In Blair. Neb., this afternoon by
Rev. A. J. MarKiey.
M COOL. Jt'NCTION As far as known,
McCool Is the only place In Tnrk county
that will celebrate July 4. It has not sent
out programs, but will soon advertise the
celebration. The same wlU be held at the
TEKAM A H Miss Csrrie B. H lid ret h of
this city and Arthur Lnnmls of Uncon were
married at the home of the bride s parents
Inst night. Rev. John Crews ofllclHting.
The young couple left for Lincoln, their
future home, this morning.
GRAND ISLAND Vorwaerts lodge, Sons
of Hermann, elected the following officers
for the ensuing year: Charles Kluppen
berg, president; Henry Seenian, vice pres
ident; Gus E. Neumann, secretary; F. O.
Kume, treasurer; Gus Paulsen, trustee.
FALLS CITY A barn belonging to James
Hill and newly built was burned Wednes
day morning about 2 o'clock. Nothing In
known about the origin of the fire. A
horse which was locked In the stable was
badly burned before the door could be
FREMONT Ous Fuchs, proprietor of the
brick yards south of the river in Saunders
county, died yesterday afternoon of
Brlght's disease after a long Illness. He
was M years of age and leaves a widow
and one daughter, who resides at Cedar
YORK-The Ministerial alliance of York,
In which all the ministers have combined,
has arranged for a series of religious tent
meetings that will be held ln York some
time In September. Rev. Lincolr. McConnel,
an evangelist of Atlanta, Ua., has been in
vited to take charge of the meetings.
PENDER Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Kingston
of this place, while returning from the
Omaha agency yesterdiiy, crossing a bridge
over Crow creek, the team shied, throwing
them from the buggy, causing a dislocation
of one of Mrs. Kingston's shoulders and
severely bruising Mr. Kingston about the
head. One of the horses was killed.
ULL'E VALE One of tho pleaHantest and
most enjoyable surprises was the party of
friends who gathered at the residence of
Jonas Ollmore, the occasion being the 61st
birthday of Mrs. Jonas Gllmore. Those at
tending were principally the pioneer set
tlers of south York county who came and
located In that section about the time tha
GUmures arrived here.
BEATRICE Last evening Chief Burke
received a message from , Sheriff Henilrlx
at Olathe, Kan., stating that Jesse Rancler
had been murdered there Monday and re
questing htm to locate two children of the
dead man living with their grandparents,
named Clark, living at or near Beatrice. So
far neither the children nor the Clark fam
ily have been located.
BEATISVJE The ministerial Institute of
the United Brethren church of southeastern
Nebraska convened here last evening in the
United Brethren church. The sermon was
delivered by Rev. T. B. Cannon, a former
pastor of the church here. The institute
lasts until Sunday evening. Papers will be
read ana aiscussea. aim eacn evening ad
dresses will be delivered by the pastors in
FREMONT Charles Elsinger was ar
rested at Crowell yesterday by Sheriff
liauman on the charge of robbing Peter
Caraher, a stockman from Lindsay. Neb.,
of a watch and $35 ln money. His prelim
inary examination was before Justice of
tho Peace Christy of Cuming precinct
ana no waa neia lor trial to tne district
court under bonds of ISuO, which he was
unable to give.
BEATRICE It Is reported here that a
company of capitalists propose to build an
electric line from Carlton, Dixon county,
Kan., to Beatrice. This Is no doubt to be a
connecting line with the Omaha, Lincoln
& Beatrice road so long talked of. Be
atrice seems to be the center of all sorts
of railroad projects, and If the new line Is
built It means much for the city and the
country tributary to it.
BEATRICE Mrs. Mary Nelson was ar
rested here this evening on a comnlalnt
sworn out by Martin Ossowskl, churging
ner wun assaulting iuh wire witn intent
to do great bodily injury. He alleges that
Mrs. Ossowskl was Injured seriously about
tne lace ana nanus oy concentratea lye,
thrown upon her by Mrs. Nelson with
felonious Intent. The principals ln the af
fair live ln the north part of the city. Mrs,
Nelson will be arraigned In county court
GRAND ISLAND At the meeting of the
city council last evening the amended re
quest oi the union j'acitic lor tne closing
of two streets immediately west of the B.
& M. crossing with the Union Pacific was
refused, no action being taken. There has
been acltatlon for years for the removal
of the freight yards from tho heart of. the
city and the company made the request
ln order, it is auegea, to enaoie it to re
move them and to facilitate the handling of
Its freight business.
WEST POINT The rains which have
fallen at Intervals of twenty-four hours
during the last week have been of great
benefit to growing corn on man ground
The corn In the bottoms, however, Is suf
fering from too much moisture. Small
grain Is also showing the ill effect of the
constant wet weather. Wheat ln many
places shows signs of rust. The hay crop
will be very heavy and Indications are
that potatoes, of which a very large area
Is planted ln this county, will be much
above the average.
GRAND ISLAND Manager Ferrar of the
American Beet Sugar company reports the
condition of the beet crop as having ma
terially Improved ln the last few weeks.
In some places, in lower lands, much work
will have to be done to catch up with the
weeding and thinning process and the crop
Is still a trifle late, but with the more en
couraging weather the prospects for a suf
ficient crop are now regarded as excellent.
In many fields ln this county the replanted
corn Is not yet up and hope for a matured
crop has been abandoned ln a large terri
tory. M'COOL JUNCTION Editor Gllllland of
the Blue Valley Journal announces ln a
card that last week's edition completes the
eighth volume of the publication by him
of the Journal, saying that ho apnreclates
the patronage given him, but that tils health
waa such that he thought a change would
be beneficial and that an announcement
would be made later on of Just what he
proposed to do. Of the many newspaper
men who have attempted to run a newspa
per at McCool, Mr. Gllllland is tho only
one who has succeeded.
BEATRICE Mrs. Martin Ossowskl ap
peared ln police court yesterday and showed
burns on her race ana nanus caused Dy con
centrated lye being thrown upon her yes
terday by a neighbor woman named Mrs.
Mary Nelson. The matter was reported to
the county attorney, and a complaint will
Drobablv be filed against Mrs. Nelson.
charging, her with assault vth Intent to do
great bodily harm. Th. affair has caused
considerable excitemt-ni 111 tne neignnor-
hood where Mr. and Mrs. Ossowskl resiile
and where neighborhood rows are of al
most dally occurrence.
M'COOL JUNCTION A party named
William Gong stopped at Wesley Peters
house, about five miles southeast of here.
saying that he was a land buyer from Falls
City, Neb., and that he hoped to find a
farm ln the neighborhood that would please
mm. Mr. -eiers mougni uong was a land
buyer and took him in and housed and
fed him and entertained him the best he
knew how. It wasn't long until the sheriff
of Fillmore county arrived and took Uong
with him and haa placed him in the county
lall at Geneva, where the accommodations
are not as good, uong is charged with hav
lng made away with mortgaged property.
FREMONT The deputy assessor, have
completed their work and turned in their
books. The summary or live stock ln tha
county shows the number of horses to be
lD.Wb, value wt,tu; mules, wu, value 131.-
Klb: cattle, 3f,ZlK, value 74.7i; nogs. 38.710,
value 134.167; sheep, 19,000. value $60,240.
Horses were assessed the highest In Hooper
precinct and lowest in Fremont. Pebble
nrecinct nas tne most or tne mules and
nearly all the sheen were returned from
1'latte. The Hoard or Review Is having
fewer complaints to act upon this year
than last and the changes made by them
are small, mostly on real property which
has been improved during tne last year,
BEATRICE The Beatrice volunteer tire
department held Its regular monthly meet
lng last evening. John Ellis was elected
president to succeed C. N. Benson, re
signed. Charles Mudge was elected vice
president and N. a. Uashaw, second vice
president. 1 he department decided to ac.
cept the proposition of the Beatrice Driving
association to hold races at the park on
the afternoon of the Fourth of July. A
purse or $luo In prize, will be offered, dl
vlded as follows: First. $40: second. $25
third. $15; $20 for exhibition race of hook
and ladder company. John Kill, was elected
delegate to the National Firemen s conven
tlon at Kansas City, to be held on Aug.
BARKER HANGING DELAYED
Supremo Court Will Consider Appeal from
Ruling of Judge Holmes.
SAYS HIS ' LAWYERS MADE A MISTAKE
He Wanted Them to Admit He Wti
Gnllty -and Raise Question of
HI. Sanity Before
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 15. tSpeclal Telegram.)
Frank Barker will not b. hanged tomor
row. The supreme court this morning re
versed the decision of Judge Holmes, who
held that he had no Jurisdiction to order a
hearing as to Barker's sanity, and ordered
the district court to grant the hearing.
Governor Mickey granted the prisoner a
reprieve for two years pending the deter
mination of the sanity question.
I hav. no nerve at all," said Frank
Barker, who was condemned to hang at th.
state penitentiary tomorrow, as he sat ln
the office of the deputy warden last night
conversing with a number of newspaper
'I expected Judge Hamer out by this
time to tell me what the supreme court
had done In my case. He has not come
and I don't know what to think nor how
I feel about It. I know, however, that I
have no nerve."
"I would not be here tonight had I re
ceived a square deal at my trial," he said.
"I wanted to plead guilty to the murder
and have my sanity tested. I desired my
lawyers to call several witnesses who had
said they saw me In town the day before
tho murder, acting queerly, but they re
fused and tried to prove that I was not
guilty. That was never my idea of the
way to conduct the case. I want to say
right here that I did not commit the mur
der to secure money with which to marry
Miss Lizzie Renkel. It is truo we had been
together the night of the murder and that
many times we had discussed getting mar
ried. But I did not need money. I was
better fixed than my brother. I paid my
lawyers $1,000 to defend me. That money
I had in cash, besides my farming Imple
ments, some hogs, cattle and horses.
"I do not know why 1 committed the
murder, and neither do I remember any
of the detulla lending up to It or how I
did It. I Just remember that all of a sud
den it came over me to kill them. I tried
to get rid of the idea, but I could not. I
remember that I went to the home of my
father, Intending to stay thero. I changed
my clothes there, but the Idea had such a
hold on me that I could not resist It. How
I did It? I do not know; but I waked up
the next morning In bed at my brother's
and had on one of my shoes. I then found
the bodies of my brother and slster-ln-law
and started out to save myself by dis
posing of the bodies.
"I committed the murder when I did not
know what I was doing. About three years
ago I was sunstruck and since that time I
have had frequent desires to murder some
one. I have gone out of my way fre
quently to keep from meeting people I
knew for fear I would kill some one of
George Knrach.no. the Terrible Greek, World's
Champion Wrestler, Owes Strength and
Health to Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey.
Thousands of Men and Women Owe Their Health, Strength and Long;
Life to This Great Tonic-Stimulant.
It Is a Form of Food Already IJisostod.
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OLD MAX DIES FROM SHOCK
Allesred Attempt on Yoong Mnn's Life
Prove. Fatal to Grandfather.
NEBRASKA CITY, June 15. (Special Tel
egram.) J. F. Montgomery, aged 75 years,
one of the pioneer residents of Otoe county.
is dead at his home, one and one-half miles
south of this city, as the result of a shock
received from a shooting affair which took
place at his home last night. '
About Ave months ago a grandson of Mr.
Montgomery, Claud Lewis, aged 18, arrived
from Texas to make his home with his
grandparents. Last Sunday night he came
from his room with his arm bleeding and
said that he had been attacked by two men,
believed to be negroes, one of whom had
stabbed him ln the arm, and that he had
tabbed the man ln the back. As he stepped
from the front door a shot was heard and
the face of the young man was found to be
powder-burned. He oalri that a man had
fired at him and disappeared before he
could Identify him.
Last night the old people, who occupy a
room across the hall from their grandson,
were awakened by three shots, and Lewis
came into their bedroom saying that he had
been flred upon by two men. As he told his
story his grandfather fell dead at his feet.
Young Lewis says that in the Texas town
from which he came his father has been
active ln suppressing lawlessness on the
part of negroes and had headed a move
ment to drive a number from the town;
that these negroes had vowed vengeance
and had threatened to punish the son for
the deeds of the father and that he believes
they have followed him to Nebraska City
for that purpose.
A peculiar feature of tlje case Is that no
one but the young man has seen his assail
ants and officers who are working on the
case say that there Is. a possibility that
Lewis has done the shooting and stabbed
himself, but they can assign no reason for
their belief other than a desire on his part
to gain notoriety as the result ot a course
in yellow-backed literature. The matter
will be thoroughly sifted.
GRAND ISLAND The county board has
oeen in session lor tne last inree aays
and many complaints have been brought In
of erroneous assessments, a large majority
of which, however, have been occasioned
through the failure or parties holding chat
tel and other mortgages to release them
when paid. The city assessment has been
increased by SiM.Guo over last year, and it
Is exiected that a proportionate Increase
win De maintained over me couniy, in.
board raising about as many assessment
as it reduces. Jn view or this fact a re
ductlon in the state assessments of rail
road properties will not strike a very har
moniously responsive chord In this section
of th. slate, as it 1. believed the increase
here will be generally maintained In the
central Nebraska counties.
No room for axgumsaL fibeboygan Splits,
GEORGE KARACniNO, THE TERRIBLE GREEK.
The Terrible Greek, while ln Aberdeen, Washington, a few days ago, upon being
asked by some newspaper correspondent to what he owed his great strength and re
storation to health, replied:
."I am now ln my 2Xth year, and have been wrestling professionally since I be
came of age. I have met and defeated the beRt men In' this country and In Europe.
A year ago I was troubled with serious indigestion, and thnt was followed by weak
ness. This attack served to unfit me for any matches, and I thought at one time
I would have to leave the business. Doctors advised mo to take Duffy's Pure Malt
Whisky before eating, and after taking It for three months I found myself as well
and strong as when I used to tend my father's flocks on the hills of Greece.
"I would advise everyone suffering from weak stomach or poor digestion to try
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey, as I feel confident It will euro them."
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey
KEEPS THE OLD YOUNG THE YOUNG 8TR0NG.
It brings Into action all the vital forces, makes digestion perfect, enriches tha
blood, stimulates circulation, builds up nerve tissue and gives strength and elas
ticity to the muscles. It Invigorates over worked men; nervous women and sickly
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey cures and prevents coughs, colds, grip, bronchitis,
asthma, catarrh, pneumonia, pleurisy, con sumption, and all diseases of throat and
lungs; dyspepsia. Indigestion and every form of stomach trouble nervousness,
malaria and all low fevers. It la Invaluable in all weakening, wasting, diseased con
ditions. It Is nbsolutely pure, contains no fusel oil and Is the only whiskey recognized by
the CJovprnment as a medicine. This Is a guarantee.
CAlTIO When yon nk for Duffy's Pnre Malt Whiskey be sure yon sret
the scennlue. t'nsernpnlon. dealers, mindful of the excellence of this
preparation, will try to sell yon cheap imitations nnd malt whlakey nb
atltntea, vrhleh are pnt on the market for profit only, nnd vr filch, far from
relieving: the sick, are positively har mfnl. Demand "Duffy's" nnd be snre
yon net it. It is the only nbsolutely pnre malt whiskey which contains
medicinal, health-al vlna; qualities. ' Duffy's Pnre Malt Whiskey 1. sold lit
sealed bottles only. Look for the trade-mark, the "Old Chemist." on the
label nnd be certain the seal over the eork is unbroken. . Beware of ' re
AU druggists and grocers, or direct, tl.00 a bottle. Medical booklet free. Duffy
Malt Whiskey Co., Rochester, New York.
the $100,000 apportioned them out of the
tribe's trust fund.
Prosperous York County.
YORK, Neb., June 15. (Special.) The
statements of the banks at York and out
side banks ln this county reflect a most
prosperous condition of the business men,
manufacturers and farmers of York couniy.
The hanks have thousands upon thousands
of dollars of money depo.slted Tor which
they are paying no Interest and owing to
lack of demand for loans they cannot af.
ford to pay Interest on deposits. The bank
at Bradshaw, of $5,000 capital, has deposits
Disbursing; Money to Indians.
PENDER, Neb., June 15. (Special Tele
gram.) Captain W. H. Beck, as distrib
uting agent for the government, will arrive
In a few days to pay the Omaha Indians
FATAL ACCIDRNT AT MILLARD
Lars Johnson Falls I'nder Train, is
Killed and Mangled.
MILLARD, Neb., June 15. (Special Tele-
gram.) Lars Johnson, an old resident of
this place, waa instantly killed by the cars
here this morning. Mr. Johnson was going
from his home to' the butcher shop and
was crossing the tracks about 8:30 o'clock,
when train No. 4 on the Union Pacific was
pulling out of the station. He was struck
by the engine and fell on the tracks, the
cars passing over him, breaking his shoul
der blade, collar bone and mangling his
face in a horrible manner. The body was
dragged about 126 feet along the track.
But one person saw the accident, an em.
ploye of the company, who says he thought
Johnson was one of the trainmen and he
seemed to be trying to step onto the en
Mr. Johnson was 00 years old. He was
born ln Denmark 'and had resided ln Mil
lard more than twenty years, conducting a
brick yard here during the greater part of
that time. lie leaves three children Mrs.
Rolla Crawford of Bancroft, Mrs. William
Slekkoetter of Gretna, Sirs. Nels Starr of
Florence and J. Johnson of Millard. He
has a brother In Illinois and a sister at
Hooper, Neb. '
The coroner Instructed the undertaker
to take, charge ot the remains and will
arrive this afternoon to hold an inquest.
Fins; Day at Islington.
LEXINGTON, Neb., June 15.-(Speclal.)-
Flag day was observed here yesterday
with all due reverence to the occasion
Early In the morning almost every business
house was decorated with flags and hunt
ing, as well as a majority of the private
residences. In addition "Old Glory" swung
to the breeze from the courthouse and pub
lic buildings throughout the city. In the
afternoon exercises were held In the court
house square and short patriotic addresses
were delivered from the bandstand by
Judgaw- Turton,' Revs. George P. Trltes,
George Frank Williams and B. J. Baxter.
Many a bright and promising career hasv
been blighted by injurious habits of foil
before the art of knowledge and under
standing, and many have been cut short
Dy tne unfortunate contracting ox som
poisonous special disease whtoh, through
n.gleot or improper treatment, has com
pletely undermined and shattered to.
physical strength and mental faculties. N
greater mistake can be mad. ttutn to con
sider lightly th. first evidence of th. In
troduction ot any private aiseaa Into y.ur
syst.m or, t. neglect the flrtt symptoms et
weakened mind and approach .f nervous
debility, Mused by improper or unnatural
habits, excos.es, dissipation, .to.
Such lndlffereno. and negleot ot th. first
symptoms Is respenslbl. for thousands oc
human wrecks, failures In life and bu si
ne., domestic discord, and unhappy mar
lied life, divorce. Insanity, suicide, .to.
Men I Why tak. such detperaU ohanoasl
Th. manifestation, of the first symptoms
of any disease of weakness should be si
warning to you to tak. prompt steps t
safeguard your futur. Ufa and hs.ppln.es
Yen should carefully avoid all uncertain
experimental, dangerous or half-way treat
ment, for upon the first treatment depend)
whether you will be nromptly rMtored to
I hee.lth again, with all taint of th. poison
ous oisease nmovra irom your system, on
whether your disease will b. allowed td
become chronic and subjeot you to futur
recurrences of the dlssase, with ths various)
resulting complications, eta.
If w. eouls but se. and treat all meal
when the first symptoms show them ls)
there would soon o. llttl. need for so
called specialists In chronic diseases, and)
there would be few men seeking a re
juvenating of their physical, mental andl
sexual powers, and ther. would be non
marked with th. lnd.lllbl. stamp of con
stitutional Syphilis; and th. sufferers frona
Varicocele. Gleet. Stricture, Kidneys
and Bladder Diseases
would be reduced t. a minimum. Bat msj
long as MEN continue to dtsreemrd th
golden adage. "A stitch In tlm. saves ntn,'
and continue to neglect themselves or to ex-
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are all caused by a weakened and polluted blood circulation, and though they
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morbid and poisonous matter, m.uSh ducomfort. I was convinced I was afflicted
thev make their aooearance "tb a type of Eczema. I consulted several physi
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diseases by going down into the circulation, driving out all poisons and waste
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