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TITE OMAITA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY. .TT"LY 7. 100.1
WORRALL CASE HEARING
Taking f Depoiitioni in Slit Againit
Grain lealen Bgini at Hsttleck.
ONE WITNESS CXAMINCD THIS MORNING
Frank Ileadrlrkeoa of Prairie Horn
"ay lie tirtm Prices front Grata
lomaanr While Objec
tions Are Freejaeat.
LINCOLN, July 6.-Speclal Telegram. )
Attorneys for Tom Worrall and the mem
bers of the Nebraska Grain Dealers' asso
rlatlon began the taking of deposition In
Havelork Hub morning before Owsley Wll
on, one wltnen being examined before tha
In all about thirty-two depositions are to
be taken and the cam at Ilavelock will
consume several days. Frank Hendrlck
son of Prairie Home was on the stand to
day. The following witnesses were called:
Joseph White of Ewart-Wllklnson grain
company of Lincoln, James Candy of Have
lock, W. R. Morely of the Nebraska Ele
vator company, John Adams of Waverly,
formerly In tho grain business there; Henry
Apphen of the Evans company of Lincoln,
J. T. Evans of Lincoln and Frank M. Hen
drlrkson of Fralrle Home. With the ex
ception of Hendrlrkson and Apphen the
other witnesses refused to answer ques
tions. Jefferts St Howell appeared as ceunsel
for Tom Worrall and his grain company.
Defendants were represented as follows:
A. F. Bewsher, by W. L. Learned of
Omaha; Ray Nye, by W. J. Courtright of
Fremont; John 11. Wright, by Ed C. Strode
of Lincoln; the Central Granaries company,
the Jlnyes-Enmcs Elevator company, the
Ewart-Wilkinson Grain company, J. H.
Ferguson, Frank E. Coe, William E. Morely,
Frank Levering, Edward Slater, George
Hayes, Mllo Karnes, E. N. Mitchell and
the Nebraska Grain company, by Frank
M. Hall of Lincoln; the Evana Grain com
pany and John T. Evans, by O. B. Folk of
It Is probable the taking of depositions
will be concluded by tomorrow night.
nefore beginning to testify Hendrlckson
demanded his fees and mileage, which
necessitated Tom Worrall digging up 12.70.
Hendrlckson testified that he had been In
the grain business at Fralrle Home for
about fourteen years and that he has an
elevator there of about 4,000 bushels rapa
city and that he handled every year from
E,000 to '0,000 bushels of grain. He said the
Kvans Grain company had an elevator 6f
about the same capacity.
The attorneys for Worrall then attempted
to sjiow that the business at Prairie Home
was divided between the two companies,
but the witness said he did not know how
much grain the Evans people handled there.
Member of State Association.
The wltnens said he had been a member
of the Nebraska association for about four
years, but had attended only two annual
meetings. After saying he had attended a
district meeting at the Llndell hotel the
witness was asked:
"Was there any one there whose business
It was to ascertain whether or not those
present hud a right to be there?"
"Mr. Worrall ascertained that," was the
Hendrlckson said he did not recall that
any trouble between the elevator men was
discussed at the meeting, and when asked
If a complaint had not been filed against
Mm charging that he got more than his
share of the grain at Prairie Home he re
plied that he did not remember.
Hendrlckson had been sworn before the
arrival of bis attorney, O. Hi .Polk, but had
not been put 'Upon the stand. Howell at
tempted to show that the witness had been
posted not to Incriminate himself with hla
answers. The effort, however, was not a
sucrem, as the witness testified that he and
Bwretary Bewsher had talked about the
advisability of his talking before the ar
rival of his attorney.
"Did he tell you who your attorney was
to be?" was asked him.
"No, sir, but he did say Mr. Polk was
coining out and as I knew him I wanted
Mm for my attorney." He also testified
that J. T. Kvans said Polk was coming out
The witness testified that he had received
Trice cards from the Worrall company,
from I'pdlke and many others. Including
the Evans company, but that he had not
always followed the price on the cards.
Neither did the witness hold that the pricey
quoted on the cards were binding on him.
"I simply got them," he said, "to keep
, posted on the market." He paid 60 cents a
month tor the cards, as well as 50 cents
dues to the state association. The witness
Bhe Waa Told That an Operation Was
Inevitable. Bow Sb Escaped It
When a physician tells a woman auf
tvriig with ovarian or womb trouble
that an operation ia necessary, the very
thought of the knife and the operating
table atrikea terror to her heart, ana
our hospitals are full of women coining
for ovarian or womb operations.
There are caaea where an operation
la the only resource, but when one con
alders the great number of caaea of
ovarian and womb trouble cured by
Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Com
pound after physicians have advised
operationa, no woman ahould submit to
one without first trying the Vegetable
Compound and writing Mrs. Finkham,
Lynn, Mass., for advioe, which ia free.
Misa Marjrret MerVley of 75 Third
Street, Milwaukee, Wla., writes:
Dear Mrs. Ptnkhem:
" Lees of strength, extreme nervousness
hooting pains through the pelvio organs.
lering down pains and cramps eomuelled
i ! nis to seek niedK-aJ advice. 1 he doctor, after
making an examination, said I bad ovarian
trouble and ulceration and advised an opera
tion. To this I strongly objected and decided
to try Lydia R. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound. 'The ulceration quickly healed, all
the bad symptoma disappeared and I am
once more strong, vigorous and well"
Ovarian and womb trochlea are stead
ily on the increase among women. If
- the monthly periods are very painful,
.;' or too frequent and egcesaive if you
j l.e pain or swelling low uown in the
t -A left aide, bearing down pains, leuoor
rhiea. don't neplect yourself : try Lydia
Jt, llakham's Vegetable Compound.
aid the cards had been discussed at the
meeting wMrh he attended and that It was
agreed that the Evans company should
send out cards to the places where It had
levators. This meeting was held at the
office of the Nebraska Elevator company,
of which Worrall waa president.
Declines to Aaawer.
"Was any money or checks put up at
that meeting by those present as a for
feit?" asked Mr Howell.
O. B. Polk objected to the witness an
swering the question Inasmuch as a con
spiracy had been charged and that the
witness need not answer afiy question
which might Incriminate him.
"Without referring to yotirsHf did you
see any one else put up a forfeit?"
Polk again objected, but the witness an
swered that he did not, or at least that he
did not remember If any one had.
The witness waa then asked If he heard
any discussion about putting up money as
a forfeit to maintain the card prices, but
he declined to answer this upon the advice
of Ms attorney.
"Was any money put up for penalising
grain dealers who refused to maintain
card prices?" wsa asked the witness.
Again the witness, on the advice of his
attorney, refused to answer.
The witness waa ahown a pamphlet under
the title of "The Regular Grain Dealers of
Nebraska." and waa asked what It was.
The witness replied that It was a direc
tory "showing who Is gooT and who Is not
good." They are Bent out to show what
grain dealers were competent to handle
country dealers' grain. Those names with
a star In front of them were members of
the association, while those without the
star were "good."
The witness refused to answer why he
Joined the association. The farmers' com
pany at Prairie Home had no elevator, he
said, but loaded directly Into cars. He had
never at any time, he said, meddled with
the farmers and neither did the farmers
meddle with him.
Hendrlckson denied that he ever had
a division of grain with the Evans com
pany, but that he had always paid the
raise In price as shown by the cards. The
witness also swore that he knew of In
stances where the Evans company had
raised his price on grain. On occasions
he said the Evans people had rajsed the
card price and he had lowered It. He
denied that he knew what the penalty pool
Baals of Boycott Charare.
Witness was shown by counsel for
plaintiff two sheets of yellow letter pa
per bearing the letterhead of the Worrall
Grain company. Attached to tha letter
was a white slip of paper upon which waa
printed In red letters a citation of at
tention to Its contents, reading something
like this: "NoticeDo not throw this
away; read It carefully and keep It."
The witness declared that he had re
ceived a similar letter. That concluded hla
direct examination and a recess was taken
until 1 p. m., when ills cross-examination
was to be taken up.
The letter to which his attention waa
directed, It Is claimed by the plaintiff. Is
In the nature of a forgery. The Worrall
company, soon after opening up In Omaha,
had written a similar letter to a number
of farmers and farmers' associations, so
liciting their patronage and claiming to
have established a commission company
that waa prepared to handle business In
dependent of the state association. In It
the writers had threatened to aend out
other letters from time to time exposing
the methods of the association, the profits
Its members had been making and other
details concerning the so-called combina
tion. The letter exhibited to the witness
this morning, Jt la claimed, was simply a
reproduction of the original Worrall let
ter, In printed typewriting text, on yellow
paper not quite the same alxe, and with
the Worrall letterhead, not quite Identical.
If bore the Worrall signature and had
been sent to every regular grain dealer
In the state, with the red letter card at
tached as a warning. It la claimed that
none of them should have anything fur-
iner io no with the Worrall comoanv
This letter la the document upon which
piainurr win rely for proof of a Hnvt
but whether he has any proof aa to who
sent ii out is not stated.
Call for Republican Convention.
The following la the apportionment .e.
cording to the official card In the republi
can Biaie convention, which meeta at. Lin
coin September 11 (
Adams 20 Kearney .
..,.. ..,,. J0 iveitn
2 tlevA Pah
8 Kimball 2
SoonL 16 Knox ..."I!";;" ig
Box Butte 8 Lancaster
yd 11 Lincoln H
wn Lo-an . . j
? McPherson ....
nnrflAM . al L'l-u
"" 18 Valley
10! Washington ..
. 15 Wheeler
.... I York
IS Total 1.801
It Is recommended that no proxies be al
lowed and that the delegates present from
each of the respective counties be author
ised to cast the full vote of their delega
tions. The vartoua even numbered sena
torial districts are also notified that they
will at the same time, by their delegates
choose members to represent them on the
Btste committee for a term of two years.
It is also recommended and urged tnat
the countlea which have not already se
lected their county committees and per
fected the local organisation for the cam
paign of 16. do so at the first county con
vention held subsequent to the Issuing of
this call and report at once to thestate
Ho Belief for Mrs. Alsoe.
John O. Telser's efforts to secure the
release of Mrs. Lillian Algoe, a confessed
blackmailer, rrom tne Douglaa county Jail
under habeas corpua proceedinga have
failed. The aupreme court late thla after
noon denied th writ of Attorney Yelser
for which he argued this afternoon. To
the answer to the application of Yelser
filed by the attorney general, Yelser filed
a demurrer which the court overruled and
the case waa remanded. The court held
that the law under which the woman waa
convicted la constitutional. Mrs. Algoe was
an interested listener to tha plea made
for her by her attorney and also paid
Btrict attention to the argumenta of Attor
ney General Brown and Deputy Attorney
General Thompson. Bhe waa brought to
Lincoln In charge of Sheriff Power and
Deputy Sheriff Roach, together with a
prisoner for tha state penitentiary She
accompanied the officera and their other
prisoner to the prison, requesting to be
allowed to go for the benefit of the atreet
car ride and to see Nebraska penal in
stitution. After the hearing In the case
at her request Sheriff Power took her to
the governor's office to see Governor
Mickey. She spent considerable time alone
In a room adjoining the court, seemingly
absorbed on her own thoughts.
In support of bis ooalcuUoo that tha law
under which Mis. Algoe was crmvlcted
was unconstitutional. Attorney Telser at
tempted to show that the title to the act
was not as broad as the act and therefore
it could not stand. To sustain this he
quoted at length decisions which he claimed
decided cases where similar questions had
been raised. Attorney Oeneral Brown and
Deputy Attorney General Thompson for
the state claimed the supreme court had
no Jurisdiction In the cane, as It had been
tried In the district court and no appeal
had been taken, which harrrd action here.
They claimed also that the law under
which the woman was convicted waa con
stitutor al and filed the opinion of the lower
court denying the writ of habeas corpus
as part of their argument.
novernor Dark from Iowa.
Governor Mickey returned this morning
from Fairfield. Ia., where he delivered an
address on the Fourth of July. Thirty
seven years ago Governor Mickey resided
In Fairfield and on the Fourth he met many
of his old friends of days gone by. He re
ports a most enjoyable trip. Tomorrow
night the governor will go to Osceola, re
turning to Lincoln Saturday morning.
Blair Aaks Pardon.
Governor Mickey will grant a hearing to
morrow to the attorneys of John Blair,
who Is now In the penitentiary and who
wants a pardon. Blair was sent up from
Tork county for three years for a statutory
offense, the complaining witness being Miss
Beulah Thomas. The girl swore when first
put upon the stand that Blair had not been
Intimate with her, but while the attorney
for the defendant was making his closing
talk Miss Thomas asked permission to
again go on the stand. The permission was
granted and the girl told of her relations
with Thomas, which convicted him.
T. J. Jordon of Champion. Chase county.
wants enough water out of Frenchman
creek to Irrigate 100 acres of land, and to
get It he has made application to the State
Board of Irrigation. The ditch has already
Place for Omaha Man.
The supreme court this evening appointed
F. N. Stoddard of Omaha to succeed Judge
Wilbur F. Bryant as supreme court re
porter. OMAHA ST1DBJIT IS WOrSDED
Robert Livingston of Itarrell Acci
dentally Shot While Hunting-.
BVRRELU Neo., July .-(Speclal.)-
Whlle out hunting Monday Robert Liv
ingston, son of Ida Livingston of the
Simmons hotel,' was accidentally shot at
one of the lakes about twenty miles north
west from town. Word came in last night
that his recovery waa doubtful.
It seems that he and his. four companions
were out near the lake and a shower came
up and they all ran for the buggy. Liv
ingston put his gun In, loaded and cocked,
and In scuffling for the best seat with his
companions the gun waa discharged and
the full load took effect In his body. He
Is a student of the Omaha Medical college
and was a bright young man, and the
tragedy casts a gloom over the whole vil
lage, Great Northern Snr-veyora Bnsy.
FREMONT. Neb., July 8. (Special.) A
party of surveyors haa been working this
week running lines for a railroad from the
line of the Great Northern west of this
city In a northwestern direction towards
Leavltt. Considerable interest is manifested
In this move and It Is not known whether
It Is simply for a spur to the sugar factory
or a line to the west to tap the Burlington
at some point on the Black Hills line, thus
saving some forty or fifty miles between
the Missouri river and the Black Hills. A
number of years ago preliminary surveys
were made over the 'same territory.
Run Over by Hand Cars.
WOOD RIVER. Neb., July s.Speclal
Telegram.) DJvedJ Goto, a 17-year-old Aus
trian boy employed on the railroad, was
run over by two handcars this afternoon
and suffered a compound fracture of his
right leg and also six wounds on his head
He waa working on a handcar and another
car following ran Into the first one and
threw Goto to the ground and both cars
passed over Mm. He was taken to Omaha
on No. 4.
News of Nebraska.
SEWARD The Haveloek shop men will
hold their annual picnic at the Seward fair
OOALALLA Ogalalla had a good cele
bration - speaking, horse races, chariot
races, band, fireworks and a grand ball at
the opera nouse.
SEWARD W. L. Walker, who has been
the local manager of the Bell Telephone
company lor many years, nas neen trans
ferred to Omaha.
YORK Sheriff Brott arrested Isaac Ong
ot mcuooi, who was cnarged with selling
liquor. The sheriff also captured ten cases
or Deer ana tnree gallons ot wnisky.
WOOD RIVER The cutting of wheat,
which Is ripening fast, has Deen delayed by
the freouent rains, and in some cases this
Is causing the farmers a great deal of
BEATRICE Mrs. Marie B. Armstrong,
principal at the Institution for Feeble
Minded Youth at this place, left today for
onerun, u., to epena ner summer vaca
tion. BEATRICE Henry Deyo, charged with
asHauiiing ine young son ot c A. Caldwell
with a knife, will be given his preliminary
hearing In the county court Monday,
WOOD RIVER The atream of Wood
river la out of its banks again and In some
places Is running over the approaches to
the bridges. The Platte is also very high
SEWARD Mra. Frank Gels of Beaver
crossing was so unfortunate aa to breulr
I off a needle In her hand. Dr. Morrow lo
cated u witn tne A.-ray and removed It
SEWARD A fellow giving the name of
Nation, who started a fight on the fair
grounds and who resisted the sheriff and
had to be beaten, was brought before Juage
Uladwlsh this morning aud sentenced to
jinny oas in jail.
BEATRICE W. M. Ingraham yesterday
In the county court pleaded guilty to the
charge of attempting to criminally asaul
the little daughter of William Woolaey of
Wymore and was sentenced to three
mouths in the county Jail.
PLATTSMOUTH Complaint has been
filed in county court BKanint L. Hur,luv
saloon keeper, ihurging violation of the
Slocuinb law by selling liquor to James
Jones, a minor. The Information in the
case waa furnished by the mother of the
BEATRICE The farmers living In the
vicinity of Pickrell will meet at Pickrell
Saturday, July IS, for the purpose of com
pleting the organization of tiielr elevator
company. They now have a membership of
140, but they Intend to Increase it to la) if
YORK, George Murphy of this cltv n
turned from the celebration at 8eward
about 4 o'clock Wedneadav ninriihiii v..r
badly used up, having been hit with a beer
bottle in the neck and with a brick In the
back. The affray happened on the depot
BEATRICE Mrs. Lucv Paine dlr mai
denly Tuesday morning at the home of her
son, u. raine, who lives near llckrell.
She was born In Massachusetts Januarv
10. 1S2S, and located in Gage county tweiuy
flve years ago. The remains were interred
in iseairice cemetery yesterday.
SEWARD The Seward County Indtnend
ent Telephone company held its quarterly
meeting at Beaver Crossing Monday. J. A.
Wynes. who has been the manuxer of the
Seward local exchange, was employed for
a year., isinety new pnonea have been In
stalled at the Seward otllce.
SEWARD Because the B. A M. has re-
tusea lo pay its i taxes In this county
the Board of Supervisors want the court
house contractors to ship all the material
for the new building over the Northwest
ern. A resolution to that effect was adopted
at iui iat iiieeiiug ui ine county Doard.
OAKLAND The Commercial club held a
meeting Wednesday evening and discussed
different matters pertaining to the welfare
of the city, but took no definite action
on anything. They decided to hold a
smoker In the opera house on the evening
of July 17 for the purpose of securing more
GRAND ISLAND-fiumers E. Orosh of
Keaxooy and Miss Marbara Badusky of St.
Paul were refused a marriage license br
County Judge Mlllln of this county owing
io me iact inai tne gin looaea young and
gave conflicting testlmonv as to her sue
Sua claimed to be 1 aif of age, but said
she w as born In 1. She did not show Ihe
consent of her parents.
BKKMEH I'nlted Senator J. H. Millard
and Juilse Geoi ge A. Day of tl. district
court In Omaha accompanied W. F. Hurley
to Hermer July S. returning to Omsha the
evening of the Fourth, after assisting Mr.
Gurley to entertain the large crowds of
people celebrating the hourth of July.
GRAND 1SI.AND MHIe Playing with
recraikers last evening. Harry Been,.
the Son of the Grand Island and Uinaii.i
shoe man. sustained severe powder burns
about the face, the firecracker unextectedly
exploding. t'nder treatment It Is hoped
that tne lad s face win not re permanently
1HK The farmers r.: Tork count v are
busily engaged in harvesting their wheat,
where the ground is not too wet from the
recent showers. The crop is much better
than was anticipated, very little damage, if
any, having been done by tUe Hesaian fly,
excepting where the stand Was tiiitined a
little last rail.
VX)D RIVER At the celebration here
yesterday a flag was displayed which cre
ated quite a little comment and praise. It
was made by a woman of tins city and
given to her son, who carried it with tne
t irst Nebraska to the i'htllpplnes, and It
was the first American flag to float over
the city of Manila.
FULLERTON Dan Dlmlch. the man
who shot and killed Vosa Bosovlg In a car
near the l nlon Pacltlc depot in- this cltv
last Saturday night, was today discharged
by County Judge Robinson, before whom
the preliminary hearing was held. The
evidence clearly showed that the defendant
was acting In self-defence.
BEATRICE Francis McGlrr. a native of
Ireland and a pioneer resident of Gage
county, died at his home In mis city yes
terday alter a lingering ninons ot chronic
bronchitis, aged 7t years. During tne re
bellion Mr. McGlrr served in Battery K,
Hi st Illinois light artillery, lie Is sur
vived by a widow and four sons.
BAT 1 LE CHEEK The best celebration
ever held In Battle Creek was held here
July 4. A very large crowd was In at
tendance, j ne only oojecnonaoie feature
was the unusually large amount of danger
ous explosives used, toeveral persons were
injured, Dut none seriously, l ne evening
festivities were Interrupted by a quite se
vere wind and rain storm.
OAKLAND Three carloads of rails, ties
and materials for the Great Northern rail
road are being unloaded here. A steam
shovel and 2hu men are expected here In a
few days, when work will commence on
the big cut Just south of town. Appraisers
have been appointed and condemnation
proceedings commenced for the right-of-
way, which has not been settled for.
BEATRICE Word was received here last
evening of the death of Frank Barclay,
sr., which occurred at Lincoln. Before go
ing to Lincoln ir. Barclay was engaged In
the plumbing business at this place for
twenty-three years. He waji 78 years of
age and is survived by a widow and three
children, two sons and a daughter. The re
mains will be brought here for Interment.
PLATTSMOUTH Several members of the
family of H. Westlake, residing at Mur-
dock, were taken severely iff yesterday
after eating ice cream. During the day
ii rs. wesiyiKe naa maue some ice cream,
of which all who are sick had eaten. In
vestigation showed that the only possi
bility of poisoning was in tho vanilla
flavoring extract used. All of the patients
are reported to be recovering.
BURWELL One of the largest crowds
ever seen in the town was here Tuesday
to celebrate the Fourth. Hon. Robert B.
Windham of Plattsmouth was the speaker
of the day. The civic parade waa one of
the attractions or tne day. The Scotia
band furnished music and the Scotia and
Burwell ball teams played a close and In
teresting game of ball. A grand display of
lire worn ciosea tne any s program.
SCHUYLER The excessive rains in Col
fax county during the last month have nut
corn in bad shape. Several fields along
Shell creek and the river were washed out
during the spring floods and had to be re
planted. These fields and all over the
county are backward. Small grain la
nearly ready to harvest and the rains this
week have beaten several fields down. The
rainfall this spring has been exceptionally
OGALALLA At Paxton Cyrus Morford.
an old resident, had some kind ot an alter
cation with a couple of tramps. They at
tained mm witn Knives and cut nun in
three places: the worst cut is a scaln
wound Ave Inches In length, a slight cut
across the nose and another over the heart,
which Is not deep. Dr. Lykens was called
from here to dress the wounds. He thinks
Morford will recover, but will be laid un
for some time. The two tramps were ar
rested, brought here and locked up.
FREMONT Fred Foglesong of this city
had a leg and a shoulder broken and sus
tained some Internal Injuries while putting
up hay northeast of this city yesterday
afternoon. He was fixing a stacker and
had a boy holding a guvK'ope to' keep It lu
place. The boy slightly loosened hla hold
on the rope and the stacker fell, carrying
f ogeisong witn Jt ana pinning him to the
ground. It was some time before medical
attention could be secured. His Injuries
are serious and It will be some time before
he can recover. '
GRAND ISLAND A Turther committee
haa been appointed, upon the authority of
a mass meeting of citizens at which over
a were present, to confer with the Union
Pacific officials as to the change In the local
yards, with Instructions to take charge of
the matter and secure a satisfactory solu
tion as quickly as possible. As such com
mittee. President Ryan of the Commercial
ciuu, wno was chairman or the meeting,
has appointed H. A. Edwards and L. S.
Moore of the First ward: C. F. Bentlev
and M. L. Dolan of the Second ward; Jo. in
Allan and C. If. Norrls of the Third ward
and H. W. Potter and Allan Craig of the
t ourtn wara.
BA8SETT The celebration of the Fourth
arranged for at this dace was held be.
tween showera and was a success in every
way. It had been raining almost con
stantly for a number of days before the
Fourth, but the weather on that day was
Ideal until about ( o'clock In the evening,
w hen a rain storm came up, which lasted
about an hour. Fully 1.600 people attended
the celebration and the principal events
or tne aay were tne oration by judge F. M
Walcott of Valentine and a ball same be
tween the Bassett team and a mixture of
Marianne and ueadwooa players. The ball
game was won by the Dead wood end of
the visitors, the score being 6 to 9. A bas
ket ball game waa played between Maria,
villa and Bassett teams, resulting In a
victory ior Dasseti. ,
EXETER Tuesday was an Ideal Fourth
of July day. clear and warm until nls-hr
when a light thunderstorm scattered the
large crowd which had been celebrating
from early morning. Everything passed
on: pleasantly, mere was Dut one accident
worthy of mention and that occurred in
the early morning, when some of (the young
n.en of the town thought they would begin
the day with a little extra noise. They had
prepared some bombs from pieces of gas
pipe and were setting them off. One extra
large one failed to explode as soon as the
boys thought It should and Rex Stratton
son of Dr. Stratton, ran up to Investigate
and Just at that Instant It did ge off, burn
ing film badly from his feet to the top of
his head on the right side and stripping
nearly an nis doming on.
WOOD RIVER The Fourth waa cele
brated In a very fitting manner here and
no accidents occurred to mar the pleasure
of the day. A hue parade, in which nearly
every enterprising business house in town
was represented, and with a number of
oilier floats and decorated carriages, took
place in the forenoon. C. G. Kyan of
Grand Island delivered a fine address. The
Wood River team won the blue rock shoot
In the afternoon. M. Dlefenderfer won the
free-for-all shoot, breaking fift-ien birds
straight. Joseph Rounds scored the hirh
est in the rifle shoot. Wood River de
feated a Grand Island ball team by a score
of 14 to 3. An Arnold man won tne foot
nice, with R. Bulger of this Dlace secoml
The display of fireworks In the evening was
magninceni. i ne attendance waa estimated
at over 2.V
FAIRBURY The Fourth was celebrated
at Fulrbury with the opening of the Chau
tauoua assembly for 1Si5. The' weather
was ideal and a large crowd attended the
exercises during the day and evening. The
advertised program was lulky carried out
the Petltt Cornet band furnlshlns the In.
strumental music. The morning exercises
Included a vocal concert by the Adelphlans
and an address by Adraln M. Newens. The
afternoon program Included a concert by
the Adeipnians, readings oy Mr .Newens,
sn oration on "The American Cltlxen" by
Dr. Dana C. Johnson, a cooking demonstra
tlon by Miss Vawter, followed by a con
tinuous performance In the pavllllon. In
the evening tne Adeipnians and miss I- y vie
Deneh gave a concert and Mr. Newens en
tertalned the audience with humorous read
ings, the. evening exercises closing with
grand display of fireworks.
SEWARD County Assessor Baker has
completed the compilation of the assess
ment valuations In tabulated form and has
forwarded a copy of his report to Ihe
State Board of Equalization. The total
assessed valuation of personal properly In
this county, Including railroads. Is 11,770.
07 !3. which la one-fifth the actual value.
This Is sn Increase of about tUA.ouu over the
assessment of a year ago. According to
the report, the assessed value of the cas:i
In the banks of this county Is tll,74j.U0,
which would make the actual amount
foK8.729.5A. According to the consolidated
bank atateiiM-nt published June 14, the
banks had on deposit In Seward county
$1,606,760 !7, quits a different sum from
what was ou deposit when th deputy as
sessors msde their rounds. The poultry of
the county was assessed at H0 4j6, which
In reality gives us lSO.ouu worth of poultry.
Railroad property Is assessed a l: t.to.TTVM.
cattle at SI LI. 076.50. hogs at 149.007 and horses
PIERCE The Fourth of July celebration
hex was a success In every way. A large
crowd was present, probably 2A to I.0O0 In
numier. uwing to tne neavy ram an ony
before there were not as many floats In the
parade as there would have been had the
weather been more favorable. After the
parade the exercises were held In the
owety. consisting of music by the glee
club and an address by Hon. E. R. Hurney
f Fremont. After dinner a ball game le
ween Pierce and Randolph was held on the
ball grounds, which broke up In a row,
with Pierce In the lead. After this a num
ber of contests were pulled off on Main
street, which entertained the crowd until
supper. The Pierce band gave an open-air"
concert at o'clock. It commenced to rain
shortly after and It was feared that It
would spoil the fireworks, but it cleared
tip In about an hour end the display of
fireworks was arlven about 9 o'clock. The
only accident to mar the day was the ex-
loslon of a cannon firecracker In the rlgnt
hand of Freeman Francis, badly mangling
he hand. The doctor found It necessary to
amputato one of the fingers.
lion. I rish Brnner.
WEST POINT. Neb., July tSpeclal )-
Hon. Uriah Bruner. a pioneer set' rr ot
this county and a prominent figure In the
early history of the state, died at the age
of 75 years at the family home In this city,
Wednesday afternoon. The deceased was
prominently Identified with the upbuilding
of this city, county and state, during his
residence of fifty years In Nebraska. He
was born In Pennsylvania In 1S30 and set
tled In Nebraska In 1856, locating In Omaha.
where he commenced the practice of law.
In 18S he waa made receiver of the United
States land office at West Point. Four
years afterwards he served In a responsible
capacity In the) national land offioe at Waah-
Ington, where he showed marked ability In
the discharge of his onerous duties. Up to
a few yeara ago he conducted an extensive
and lucrative law practice In West Point.
He founded the first banking Institution In
Cuming county, which, under the name of
the West Point National oank, Is still In
existence under the presidency of ex-State
Treasurer Stuefer. He leaves an aged
widow and eight grown children, among
whom are Prof. Lawrence Bruner, ento
mologist at the State university, and Amy
C, wife of Prof. John Almy, also of the
university. Mr. Bruner was possessed of
many sterling qualities of manhood, was
a deep thinker and an accomplished Jurist.
His charities were great and unostenta
tious, the poor losing In htm a good friend.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at
2 p. m. from Grace Lutheran church, of
which body the deceased waa an honored
member during hla entire life.
PAPILLTON, Neb., July 8. (Special.)
John Hahn, aged 76 years, died last night
from the kick of his horse on July 4. Mr.
Hahn came to Sarpy county soon after the
war In which he served. He waa the
owner of 1,200 acres of Sarpy county land.
Funeral Sunday at I p. m.
STOUX CTTY, Ia.. July . (Special Tele
gram.) Dressed In frontiersmen style, with
woolen shirt, khaki trousers and leggins,
Fred WItchey of Lead, 8. D., was mar
ried by Justice Ferris to Edith Archter of
Council Bluffs. The groom ia a atage
driver between Rapid City, 8. D., and the
Missouri river, and he met the bride on
one of his trips. Tbey have gone to the
over constipation, biliousness, etc., Is ahown
In the marvelous cures made by Electric
Bitters. 60c. Guaranteed. For sale by Sher
man & McConnell Drug company.
Defalcations of lfMS.
NEW TORK. July ft. Commercial Insolv
encies In the United States during the first
half of 1905 were 6.210 in number and JSS.Si.-
865 In amount of defaulted Indebtedness, ac
cording to the Journal or Commerce. Nu
merically this shows scarcely any altera
tion in comparison witn tne v,zi4 lauures in
the corresponding six months of last year,
but a decrease appears when last year's
liabilities of $79,490,909 are considered.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair Today and Tomorrow In Ne
braska, Kansas and
WASHINGTON, July 6. Forecast of the
weather for Friday and Saturday:
For Nebraska, Iowa and Kansaa Fair
Friday and Saturday.
For South Dakota Fair and warmer Fri
day. Saturday, fair.
For Missouri Fair Friday; warmer In
south and east portions. Saturday, fair.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA, July 6. Official record of tem
perature and precipitation, compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
years: 1906. 1904. 19u3. 1902.
Maximum temperature.... 80 6S 89 hi
Minimum temperature.... t3 01 tW t"3
Mean temperature 71 64 78 74
Precipitation T .26 .00 1.60
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1,
and comparison with the last two yeara:
Normal temperature 78
Deficiency for the day 7
Total excess since March 1, 1906 237
Normal precipitation 17 Inch
Deficiency for the day .17 inch
Total rainfall since March 1 9 94 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 6.72 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period 1904. ... 1.84 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period 1903..., 3.36 inches
Reports from Stations at T P. M.
Station and State Tern. Max. RaJn-
of Weather. 7 p.m. Tern. fall.
Bismarck, pt. cloudy W 78 .01
Cheyenne, pt. cloudy 70 78 .00
Chicago, cloudy 76 84 .00
Davenport, cloudy 70 72 .38
Denver, cloudy 80 84 ' .00
Havre, clear 78 82 .00
Helena, clear 80 82 . 00
Huron, raining 62 78 .40
Kansas City, clear 74 80 . 24
North Platte, cloudy 76 80 .00
Omaha, clear 78 80 T
Rapid City, clear 64 76 .12
St. Louis, cloudy 68 80 . 02
St. Paul, clear 74 74 .00
Salt Lake City, clear 90 90 .00
Valentine, clear 78 80 .00
Wllllston, clear 68 76 .01
T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
Use the Best
For any use where good coal Is
NUT $6.00 LUMP $6.25
All Oracles of Hard and Soft Coal.
KEYSTONE COAL AND
J. A. Johnson. Pres. Q. P. Brucker. Treaa,
J. F. Myers, Secy.
1819 Farnam St 'Phone 1307.
OlSa 4 larnst In Middle Wan.
a 1 UiAiAia, kw.
V rVcoAL ; i
ni I'nTnl 11 r-1--
Over 50 Uprljrtit Pianos Under $200 tch.
Hallet & Davis Ilisno
Arlon J1H oi
Gahler tl"-' "0
Glalnwtv Q , oca r- fmrmn llflnltniin.
Scbmoller Mueller. Reed & Sons, stock
putting them in storage.
Hardman 12.00 Knabo f.M
Schomacker $.!4 no Waters !S(5
Light A Co 1-2 00 Arlington JlJ-5
Dunham $12.00 Hallet A Davis
Six other pianos, choice $10.00 cash.
Bauer, seven octaves $45.00 Taylor Farley, modern F51
Mollne. six octaves $31.00 Woodbrldge. modern J-1
Kimball, modern $.'fi. Helstrom, modern $-4 00
Rtirdette $.'2. Cottage !19'!2
Cornish $16.00 Peatty $1
Klght other organs, choice' for $5.00 c ash.
Make It a point to get your piano or organ this week before we move,
Schmoller & Mueller,
The Big Piano Mouse.
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The Union Pacific Railroad has Just laauM an
illustrated booklet on the Lewis and Clark Cen
tennial, which Is a complete guide to Portland,
the Exposition and the Pacific Northwest gen
erally. . ' It Is eminently a pocket manual for visitors to
the Centennial. It contains a map of the United
States; larxe Birds-Kye-Vlew map In several col
ors of the Exposition grounds with directory
' colored ninp of Portland, beautiful half-tone Illus
trations of the Exposition buildings; and much
general Information concerning hotel rates, street
car lines, and other things which strangers to
Portland will want to know about
It tells you of the shortest way to reach the
Exposition City, what Is to be seen en route and
of the return trip through
Those who Intend to visit the
GREAT WESTERN FAIR
will Und In this publication a rare
. fund of information.
Send two cent stamp in your revj'iest, and the book will
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Teachers and Students
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Work dignified and pleasant. Write
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THE TWENTIETH CENTURY FARMER
nnd aave from $75 to $2.eo on n high prude
Instrument. KsinslMo buyers can have
exteutlod credit at a spot fash cut price,,
provldotl we may deliver the lnno thlg
woek. NO VAYMKXT lOWX necessary.
Notice the tremendous bnrgains:
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If you cannot call write for avmotom blank.
Office Hours 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. Sundays, 10 to 1 only.
reports or illustrative ca
by rnall, and our opinion
r7th year. New fireproof buildings. Modern
equipment. Ielthtful location. Number
limited. Strong faoultv. .Trorougb mili
tary and academic department. , lol
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