Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 03, 1905, Page 3, Image 3

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Every piece of Bigplow Axmlnster Carpet
and Wilton Carpet in our stock reduced 23c
a yard in removal sale.
Lace Curtains All the expensive, cheap
.and medium curtains in removal sale at 23
per cent discount.
Farlor Furniture all reduced in price from
25 per cent to GO per cent. This includes all
the fine parlor pieces, in suits, davenports
and all fancy pieces.
This Sale
Is just what hundreds have been waiting for
and they will not be disappointed for
every article in the house is reduced in price
for quick selling absolute bona fide posi
tive reductions. This sale is the chance of
years a great opportunity to replenish
your house fnrnishing needs at extreme
reductions from regular prices, making a
handsome saving to you if you buy now.
6ARPET 60.
Now at 15th & Douglas.
After Hug. 15th in our new
building Howard & 16th.
We close Saturdays at 1 p. m.
Other days at 6 p. m.
Pensions for. Federal Employes.
OMAHA, Neb . Jul SI. To the Editor of
The Bee: I wliih to refer to an editorial
which appeared lit your paper a short time
ago In regard to civil service pensions.
You have tha wrong Idea when you say
It will cost the United States treasury mil
lions of dollars. It will not cost tha gov
ernment one cent. The plan la 'to take
(and It la estimated that S per cent will do
It) out of the salary of each employe each
month, which will create a fund sufficient
to permit an employe after twenty years'
service to retire on half pay and would
compel employea to retire when they reach
the kge of 60 or 66 yeare, or when they
become Incapacitated after five years ser
vice. It Is after careful atudy estimated
that from I to 6 per cent of the wanes
of employea will do as above stated with
no expense to the government, although the
rovernment becomes the custodian of the
funds. A law of this character wmfM be a
great bleaslrg to every person In the em
loy of the government It says to those
, f-T.o a
are employed by It you must save from
per cent of your wages and when you
become old you will be taken car of by
tha government -to the extent of one-half
vour pay There are perhaps a few em
ployes who would aay we do not want
anything taken out of our wages, but they
do not study Into the matter, or It la those
who live up to every cent of their salary
and when they become old think the gov
ernment should not turn them out, and yet
they are unable to perform their duties
..Droperly. This law would be one of the
grandest blessings that could befall the em
ployes of the government, and the papers
and members of congress and senators who
take an acllve part In securing Its con
summation will write their names high
upon the hall of honor, and future genera
tlona will rise up and call them blessed.
Two YoangT Men Conto Clear of
Charge of Robbery at
After the witnesses for the prosecution
had been heard In the county court yes
terday afternoon, Aaalstant County At
torney Shotwel) dismissed the cases against
Rudolph Kogert and Charles Doll, who
went charged with tha robbery at tha point
of revolvers of Gallop's tavern at Ruaer'a
park July H. Mr. Shotwell expressed the
opinion that tha case against the boys was
a feeble one. J
That every
aging and
tho taste
Rfl A1
: I
Jade DeHaven Delivers Hta Charge
at Afternoon Sea. to a of
thai Court.
PORTLAND, Ore.. Aug. t Arguments In
the case of Congressman Williamson,
United Statea Commissioner Biggs and Dr
vou Qesner Indicted for subornation of
perjury In .connection with land transac
tions In eastern Oregon, were concluded this
morning. This afternoon Judge DeHaven
delivered. his charge to the jury.
Fair and warmer la Nebraska and
Western Iowa Today Fair
WASHINGTON, Aug. J.-Forecast of the
weather for Thursday and Friday:
For Nebraska Fair and warmer Thurs.
day. Friday, fair.
For Iowa Fair and warmer In the went
showers In the east portion Thursday. Frl
day, fair and warmer In east portion.
For Kansas Fair Thursday; warmer In
the southeast portion. Friday, fair.
-or Bourn Dakota Fair and warmer
Thursday. Friday, showers and cooler
For Wyoming Fair Thursday and Friday,
except showers In tha northwest portion.
Local Record.
OMAHA. Aug. 2. Official record of tern.
perature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day
Maximum temperature .
Minimum temperature .
Mean temperature
of the last three
1916. 1904. 1903. 1902.
81 94 85
68 73 66
74 M 76
33 .00 .00 .03
Temperature and precipitation departures
rrom tne normal at omana since March
and comparison with the last two years:
Normal temperature
Excess for the day
Total excess since March 1...
Normal precipitation
Excess for the day
Precipitation since March 1...
Deficiency since March 1
. .12 Inch
. .21 Inch
.12. 7 inches
. 6.K7 Inches
. 3. 99 Inches
. 3.62 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period 19M
Deficiency for cor. period 19U3
Reports from Station at T P. M.
Station and State Tern. Max. Raln-
of Weather. 7 p.m. Tern. fali.
Bismarck, cloudy 70 SO .01
Cheyenne, partly cloudy ....72 80 .00
Chlcugo. cloudy 72 78 . 00
Davenport, partly cloudy.... "4 80 T
Denver, partly cloudy 78 84 .)
Havre, clear 86 88 . 00
Helena, raining 76 84 T
Huron, clear 78 80 . 00
Kansas City, raining 74 84 .04
North PlHtte, clear 78 84 .00
Omaha, cloudy 78 81 .03
Rapid City, clear 76 78 .00
St. Lout., cloudy 74 86 .00
St. Paul, clear 78 80 .00
Salt Lake City, clear 83 . 90 .00
Valentine, clear 76 78 .00
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
L A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
Ingredient must be of choicest
and the brewing, fermenting,
so on faultless, is told in
But there's something else: an 3hde
, scribable element that gives to Wiener
its striking individuality. In a word, it
is Character. There's a most satisfying,
grateful flavor that is always a distinct
Blatz quality.
Omaha Branch
!4t2 D005U1 Street TcL (081
iho dAt Uood. QUi .
Merchandise Valuations Are
Tifteen Per Cant.
rhalrmi Allen of nnnfrt Com
mitter Calls State toBtmllm to
Meet at Lincoln Wednea.
lari September 20.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Aug. 8. (Special.) Today the
State Roard of Hnunllzatlon and Assess
ment on the motion of I-and Commissioner
Eaton nrdered an lncrense of 15 per cent
In the Pnuglas county merchandise assess
ment, rnlslng the total assessed valuation
from 11.774. 314 to $:,04Mfl on that species
of property. This action was taken as a
result of a complnint of President John E.
Miller of the Commercial club of this city,
which led to a two days' hearing at which
much testimony was Introduced by the
Lincoln merchants In an attempt to prove
their charges that Douglas county merchan
dise was assessed at only SO per cent of
Its true value. There was but little dis
cussion among the members of the board
an to the act'on taken, although Secretary
of State Oalusha stated that he felt he
could vote for a 60 per rent Increase If It
were not for the fact that many of the
small dealers had been assessed high
County Assessor Sillier of rwttglas county,
who was present when tha announcement
was made, snld that he thought It would
do. although he had felt that a larger In
crease would have a salutary effect
throughout the state and especially In the
two larger counties to compel merchants
to list their stocks at their full values
Tho Lancaster county officials admitted
that the assessment of the small merchants
at their full value made It Impossible for
the board to make a larger Increase.
Among the Lancaster county merchants j
there Is evidence of some dissatisfaction.
lnce the belief has been Inculcated that
the larger dealers In Douglas county are
grossly under assessed. According to the
tatement of County Assessor Reed before
the board the total -alue of Omaha merc
handise now on the assessment rolls, In
cluding the Increase ordered today. Is
112,607,305 as compared with a total valua
tion of $3,302,210 In Lancaster county. Reed
attained this result by Including the Items,
goods In process of manufacture," amount.
ng to $165.ono, and "all other property.
with a total of $:9fi.0O0. He stated that
nearly everything under these two sched
ules might have been classed as merchan
dise. In making the Increase the board
took Into consideration the admission of
Reed that a email Increase might, with
justice, be ordered.
Reviews Land Talnes.
Today the board reviewed land assess
ments for the last time and after some dis
cussion concluded to leave the tax rolls
with Increases In eight counties, six of
hlch had already been acted on. In all
cases the realty values have been restored
to the figures of 1904 as equalized by the
state board, and the eight counties are In
creased above the assessed valuations of
last year. The following counties wera In-
Colfax, 2 per cent; Hitchcock, 10: Lan
caster, 6; Rlchnrdson, 6; Saline, 6; Sherman
10; Sheridan, 10.
The board had considered the feasibility
of making an Increase of 6 per cent In
Hamilton county to bring It up to the aver
age In Polk county, but on the showing
made by the officials of that county the
project was abandoned. Today Governor
Mickey suggested a 10 per cent raise on
Phelps county land, but It failed to carry.
Auditor Searle advising against It, and a
6 per cent increase In Gosper county failed
for the same reason. There was some talk
of Increasing Banner and Box Btitte coun
ties, but nothing was done.
State Levy of Seven Mills.
Today the State Board of Equalization
and Assessment practically closed Its labors
by fixing the levy for the current year at
7 mills. This total Includes 4 mills for the
general fund, 1 mill under the Sheldon act
for the payment of the floating debt of the
state, 1 mill for the university, and Vt mill
for the common school fund. Last year
tha total levy was 6 mills. The Increase
Is accounted for by the additional mill re
quired under the Sheldon act. since the
general fund levy of 44 mills Is the same
aa that Imposed last year.
With the various Increases ordered
throughout the ninety counties the grand '
assessment roll of the state, as equalized,
will reach close to $304,000,000, as compared
with $294,000,000 last year, an Increase of $10.
000,000, a little more than half of which was
returned by the assessors. It Is stated that
not a county escaped an Increase In one
classification or another.
The members of the board are unanimous
In their expression of satisfaction with the
work accomplished. They say that the
schedule have undergone a thorough re
vision wherever there was any data to work
with, and It Is claimed that the result has
been to put the new amendment to the
revenue law, granting the power of classi
fication, on a sound basis. Governor Mickey
has taken the lead In the demand for the
strict application of the law this year, be
lieving that any laxness now would render
the statute Ineffective In the future.
Secretary Bennett of the board, has been
Instructed to spare no pains to have tha
certificates ready for Issuance to the coun
ties by August 8, the date, when, under the
statute, they must be completed. Bennett
today expressed some doubt aa to his
ability to do the work In that time. The
formal minutes have yet to be approved.
Invokes Civil Rights Act.
Game Warden Carter said today that he
intended to Invoke the civil rtghta act
against an Alnsworth liveryman who re
fused to hire a rig to Deputy Smith on
the ground that he Intended to use It In
the pursuit of hunters who were violating
the law. Carter has requested County At
torney Ell of Brown county to proceed
against the liveryman if sufficient evidence
can be secured. It is claimed that tho
liveryman stated to a witness that he had
the rig, but did not intend to let a warden
have It.
Hunger Has Merry Time.
Deputy Warden Hunger, who has been
at work In Madison and Brown counties,
brought hack a report of two convictions
at Johnstown, Brown county. He says
that he played the sleuth to catch the of
fenders, holding out his willingness to buy
a few plump prairie chickens as inn bait.
The men. Walter Farley and Fred Valen
tine, were fined $5 each. During the t:li;ht
someone hurled a stone or cinder throiglt
Hunger's window, the latter believes, to
even up the score.
At Tilden Hunger captured a trammel
net and a aelne which was being used by
a party of six men, who were placed under
arrest. Under the cover of darkness they
escaped from the officer, but the depart
ment baa clues to their Identity and will
order prosecutions. One' of the men was
recognized. Hunger says that a crowd of
sympathisers with the men whose nets
were confiscated, paraded the streets and
ought to secure entrance to his room at
the hotel.
Hames More Delegates.
Governor ' Mickey today announced that
he had named the following delegates tc
represent Nebraska at the national con
ference of commissioners for the promo
tion of uniformity of legislation in the
United Slates, which la to b bald at
Narragansett P.'er. Rhode Island, August
18. in: Ralph W. Preckenrldge, Omaha;
Rnscoe Pound, Uneoln; Joha L. Webster,
Assembly Rectos Work.
The Epworth assembly begitn work to
day with the largest attendance In Its his
tory. The ticket sale has been unprece
dented and the managers claim that the
outlook Is good for the most successful
assembly ever held In. the state. During
the day crowds of people from out In the
state arrived on the Incoming trains and
proceeded to the Epworth lake park,
where they established themselves In tents.
Many of these canvas houses had been
put In shape for occupancy, but there
was enough work to do to make the park
the busiest place around the capital. The
formal program begins tonight with an
address of welcome by President L O.
Calls Democratic Convention.
Chairman T. 8. Allen has Issued tha fol
lowing call for a democratic state conven
tion: The democrats of the state of Nebraska
are hereby called to meet In convention at
the Auditorium In the city of Lincoln on
Wednesday, September 20, at 1 o'clock In
the afternoon, for the purpose of nomi
nating candidates for the following offices,
to bo voted for at the general election to be
held In the state of Nebraska November 7,
One Judge of the supreme court.
Two regents of the State university.
And for the transaction of such other
business as may properly come before said
state convention.
The basis of representation of the several
counties in said convention shall be the
vote cast for Hon. George W. llerge for
governor at the general election held on
November 8. 1904, giving one delegate for
each loO votes or major fraction thereof so
cast for said George W. Berge. Said appor
tionment entitles the several counties to
the following representation In the said con
vention: Adams 19 .ohnson 10
Antelope 11 Kearney 10
Banner 1 Keith 2
Blaine 1 Keva Paha 3
Box Butte 4 Kimball 1
Hoono 13 Knox 17
Boyd 8 Lancaster 4rt
Brown 8 Lincoln 7
Buffalo 18 Logan 1
Burt 10 Loup 1
Butler 19 McPherson 1
Cass 20 Madison li?
(Velar 14 Merrick
Chase 1 Nance , 7
Cherry 6 Nemaha l.i
Cheyenne 4 Nuckolls 11
Clav 17 Otoe 21
Colfax 12 Pawnee 8
Cuming 17 Perkins
Custer 20 Phelps 10
Dakota 6 Pierce 10
Dawes 6 Platte 22
Dawson 12 Polk 14
Deuel 2 Red Willow 8
Dixon 10 Richardson II
Dndae 23 Rock 2
Douglas 128 Saline 18
Dundy 2 Sarpy 1"
Fillmore 18 Saunders 22
Franklin 10 Scott's Bluff 2
Frontier 7 Seward l
Furnas 11 Sheridan 6
Gage 21 Sherman 7
Garfield i Sioux
Gosper 6 Stanton "
Grant 1 Thayer 13
Greeley 8 Thomas 1
Hall is Thurston
Hamilton 15 Valley 8
Harlan 8 Washington 13
Hayes 2 Wayne
Hitchcock Webster 11
Holt 17 Wheeler 2
Hooker 1 York lb
Howard 11 "
Jefferson 11 Total 991
It la recommended that no proxies be al
lowed and that the delegates present from
each of the respective counties be author
ized to cast the full vote 01 their Delega
tion. Conalns May Not Marry.
For the first time since the law against
the marriage of cousins went Into opera
tion, July 1, It was Invoked today by the
officials in the county Judge's office, who
refused a license to Arthur Kackly, a
wealthy farmer of Prinoevllle, 111., and
Martha Culvert, a resident of the same
town, on the ground that they were
cousins. The disappointed man said that
he had been told by a Peoria lawyer that
thera waa nothing on the Nebraska statute
books forbidding the marriage. Kackly
again consulted an attorney, who Informed
him that In Iowa he could aecure the de
sired license and the coupla took an after
noon train for Council Bluffs. The statute
which stood In the way of Issuing a license
was Introduced In the last legislature by
Representative Casebeer of Gage county.
Christian Convention.
The annual convention of the Christian
church is in session at Bethany park, east
rt 1 Jnrnln. The enrollment haa reached
500. The meetings are held In a new taber
nacle erected for the convenience of tha
gathering, which la an annual affair. Each
evening evangelistic sermons are preacneu
hv Rev. J. H. O. Smith of Valparaiso, Ind.
During the day there is singing by a large
chorus, with lectures on various religious
Conntr Commissioner Marries.
fnnntv Commissioner Fred C. Kenyon
wt T Woodward were married at
h... of the bride. 1812 H street, to
nf- venvon has been a confirmed
k.-kw ' The bride was a school teacher
The couple started for Portland, where
-.111 net as a delegate to the
national Irrigation convention.
Ven Boiler Dndly Needed.
t. members of the State Board of Public
Lands and Buildings are tryjng to determine
,v,, notion to take with reference 10 me
reconstruction of the steam plant at the
Miirrt Industrial home. Lana omnu-
r.i. toM the governor that the
BLUIIC! .....v.. -
K..iier 1. unsafe and that it has been con
demned by the Insurance Inspectors, and
he said that the board did not want to be
r-nonsible for any accident that may
occur. The last legislature appropriated
$1,500 for a new boiler, but the engine
house Is In bad condition and the board Is
In a quandary what to do Because of the
lack of funds.
Thinks glabangh Will Art.
Attorney General Brown stated today
that he did not think there would be any
.,,.nn to fear that the automobile law
will not be enforced In Douglas county,
notwithstanding the fact that only sixty
seven machines have been registered and
licensed under the new statute. He said
that he has been Informed by County At
torney Slabaugh that he would proceed to
secure the enforcement of the law. He
has not thought of taking any steps hlm-
Sending Military Stores.
Captain Davis of the adjutant generaPa
office said today that a carloaj of head
quarters stores would be shipped to Kear
ney tomorrow. Among other things to be
sent will be tentage for the brigade head
nuarters. A detail from Company A of
Kearney will put up the canvas and get
everything in readiness for occupancy at
the headquarters.
Too Mnch Water for Marksmen
Word received from Colonel McLaughlin
who has charge of tha rifle shoot at Kear
ney, Indicates that the unusual rainfall has
caused some trouble, filling the markers
pits and making It necessary to dig drain
age ditches and build wooden platforms.
The Tldball Lumber company of Ravenna,
with an authorized capital stock of $50,000,
has been Incorporated by John L. Tldball,
C. F. Tldball and John L. Tldball, Jr.
Omaha Firm tiet. Contract.
Governor Mickey announced tonight that
he had let the contract for the sliver aer
vice for the battleship Nebraska to the
Rulchenburg-Smith company of Omaha
There were four competitors. The
set will comprise twenty-three pieces
In massive hand engraved silver
of which eighteen will be drink
ing cups, one punch bowl, ladle, salver
loving cup and compotes. The price
$3 000, the amount of the appropriation
The presentation will take place when the
battleship goes Into commission, when the
governor and hla staff will be present.
Hotel Changes Hands.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Aug. t (Special Tele
gram.) Tha Paddock bold, for many )ears
managed by O. J. Collman. a son-in-law of
the late t'nlted States Senator Paddock,
was leased today to J. 8. Poole of Pt.
1-ouls. who will take charge August 15. Mr.
Collman severs his connection with tha
hotel In order to devote bis entire time to
the extension of the Kansas Southern A
Gulf railway, of which he Is general man
Much Dantaae Done to Property on
the l.owlnndn.
RliOOMINOTON. Neb., Aug. 2, (Special
Telegram.) Owing to the continuous rains
Republican river has again risen out of
Its bnnks and is flooding the low lands,
doing considerable damage.
Cass Cnsntr Teachers Meet.
WEEPING WATER. Neb., Aug. 2. (Spe
cial.) The Cass County Teachers' Institute
convened here Monday morning and up to
the present time 125 teachers are enrolled.
Prof. E. L. Rouse of Plattsmouth Is In
structor In mathematics and Prof. E. B.
Sherman of Columbus In English and
civics. County Superintendent C. 8 Wort
man has made great plans for the week's
work and the teacheqs are finding every
session Interesting. State Superintendent
McBrien was present Monday and ad
dressed the teachers on the subject of "The
Teachers' First Experience." A district
board meeting was also held and a fle ad
dress made by Bucephalus Wolph of Ne
hawka on the subject of "The Teacher from
the Viewpoint of tho School Board."
Wednesday night Superintendent David
son of the Omaha schools lectured and on
Friday night Spillman Riggs will deliver his
popular lecture, "Musical Fits and Mis
fits." Tuesdny night a reception was held In
the Congregational church and ell teachers
renewed and formed new acquaintances
and spent a most enjoyable time.
Hank at Atkinson.
ATKINSON. Neb., Aug. 2.-Speclal.)
A National bank Is to be opened at this
place as soon as the necessary books and
stationery arrive. The organization papers
are now on the road. Dowling & Purcell
n . 1. - 1 . . n. ...
aim mo v hi ram-ner wood Lumber com
pany are to furnish the capital, which will
be $25,000.
Woodman Picnic Postooned.
PLATTSMOl'TH. Neb., Aug. 2.-(Speclal.)
tin account of the rain tho Modern Wood
men picnic has been postponed until Thurs
day. August 24. The Omaha committee met
iui me local committee this morning and
found It necessary to get rates to postpone
it Until August 24. Deanlta hn hoo .... ..h.
here was quite a number of strangers in
ine cny.
Xevra of Nebraska
SEWARD Two and sixty-two hundredths
nches of rain fell last night.
BtWARD The nrnhlMHr,n
VPntlon iH meet here at the county court
room on Saturday. August S.
bfc, ARD The Seward volunteer firemen
rearranging with a carnival company to
" ' r. n wi 1 n 1 v H 1 nere
U iNhllil, KTtravatttiff ! 1 ... I .1
for the new $.M.W0 hotel. One new grain
ueing completed and another
SEWARD The 1fA-o.r f. .
flionierey was purchased yesierdav for
w.fciO by Gerard L. Smith. The ., In. f
ne real estate dealer hern amitnnluH ,
i-",oio ior juiy.
( A 1J.A i I ) The Mteum nhnirnl In H.
Great Northern's big cut Just south of this
Ity is now working night and day with
11 "" " 1,1 men. n urn in me camps
mm iniiiiij is progressing rapiuiy.
BhttAKl) It WAS the Intnntlnn rtt H
Havelock shopmen to celebrate their annual
picnic anniversary at the Seward fair
grounds park next Saturday, but they have
triinineu ine picnic until some time in
OAKLAND Henry Dnubert sold his 120-
cre farm nine miles south nt thi ritv
Tuesday to John A. Wedell of Essex. la.
Tha farm is Just across the Burt county
line In Dodge county and has excellent Im
O NEILL The cron conditions In Tlolt
county have improved wonderfully during
the month of July and the farmers are now
encouraged at the outlook. The prosperity
of the county Is being manifested In the
iown oy many improvements,
OKEILL Hon. Gilbert N. fjw nf Lin
coln Is spending a few days In this vicinity
nspectlng land with some prospective east
ern investors. Mr. Laws says that Holt
county has Improved during the past few
years ueyono. nis expectations.
OAKLAND Another good rain In this
vicinity Tuesday afternoon now insures
a bumper corn crop this fall. Threshing
has begun and grain is threHhlng out fine.
ranging all the way from 40 to 60 bushels
per acre ana is or nne quality.
or. rALIi Another heavy rain. accomJ
panlea as usual by thunder and 1 ghtn ng.
visited this neighborhood last night. Pre
cipitation I Bs. Farmers are beginning to
pray for dry weather, as the freauent
snuwers inierieres wun slacking grain
FREMONT The largest yield of wheat
and oats so far reported in this vicinity
Is reported by A. S. Grlgerelt. The wheat
ran 41 bushels to the acre and the oats 74.
The yield is due to high grade seed as well
as thorough preparation of the soil. Mr.
Grlgereit lias a big field of sugar beets
that are looking well.
PLATTSMOUTH The Commercial club
memlwrs of Ixiulsville. Neb., were In tha
city today consulting with the county com
ml.ssioners regarding the Platte river wagon
bridge which was damaged by the spring
Hoods. It was decided to co-operate witu
the Sarpy county officials In the matter
and have a Joint meeting.
SEWARD The city authorities, headed
by Mayor Miller, caused the raid of a
flagrantly onvusive Place Sunday night
Two men and two women were lined and
assessed costs that amounted to $173 60 by
Judge Gladwtsh. Mayor Miller has started
a crusade against Sunday base ball and he
also intends to eradicate otner orfenses.
PLATTSMOUTH The Cass county mort-
age record for July shows that eleven
arm mortgages were filed and eleven re
leased. In town property thirteen mort
gages were filed and sixteen released, in
volving the following amounts: Farm
tironerty. filed. $;iJ,!i6u; released. $;to.B50.
Town property, tiled, 1,007; released.
O'NEILL E. E. Hoisted of Ponca who re
cently bought tiie building In which the
Elkhorn alley Dana was located has an
nounced tiiat all arrangements are com
pleted for opening a new bank which lie
is extablishlng here, and also announces
that he will erect a new brick store build
Ing on the vacant lot adjoining the bank
OAKLAND Improvements at the high
rhool grounds have begun this week.
Peter Palmer lias a force of men at work
laving a cement sidewalk the entire length
of the west Bide of the grounds. Gas lights
are to be put in the high school room
and unner and lower halls and iron ceil
lngs are to be put in several rooms oeiore
i iiool begins.
BEWAKlvThe third annual celebration
of the anniversary of the landing of the
first German families in Philadelphia on
October , loi3, will be held at the Seward
county fair grounds on Thursday, August
17. President John Weller of the Luth
eran seminary will be tiie orator. A street
Droceaalon, games ana races win oe pari
of the entertainment.
FREMONT Police Judge Joe C. Cook
and Miss Maud Clark or this city were
married heie at noon today by Rev. F. M
Sanderson In the presence of the relatives
of the contracting parties. Last evening
Mr. Cook gave an Informal banquet to the
members of tiie base ball nine on account
of his retirement aa a ball player and his
Intention to again be numbered among the
married men.
COLUMBUS A carpenter named Ed
Thayer leaned from a low scallold last
evening aluut Quitting time and landed on
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the tou of his shoe making an ugly and
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Attention, air Knlghtat
The 8ir Knights of Mount Calvary com
mandery No. 1, Knights Templar, are re-
guested to meet at their asylum on Fri
day, August 4. 1!j6. at 1 o'clock p. m. sharp,
to attend at the funeral obsequies of Sir
Isaac R. Andrews. Per order,
Eminent Commander.
Attest; EC EN K. LO-NU. Rccordtr.
Verdict of Coroner". Jury nd H. 0. Brome
Regarding Andrews.
Masons Will Have Charne of
the Fnneral, Which la to Be
, Held Friday After
The funeral of the late I. R. Andrews,
whose body was found In the Platte river
Tuesday evening, will be held (mm the
family residence, 34.11 Hawthorne avenue,
Bemls park, Friday afternoon. The ser
vice will begin at 1:30 and will be con
ducted by the Rev. W. E. C. Becker, editor
of the Ashland, Neb.. Gazette, and an old
friend of the Andrews family. The burial
will be at Irospect Hill cemetery.
Members of Mount Calvary commander)',
Knights Templars, will assist In the ser
vice at the home, while Capitol lodge No.
3, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, will
perform the last rites at the grave.
Attorney H. C. Brome, .who went to
Plattsmouth Tuesday night, returned yes
terday afternoon, after having made a
careful Investigation of the death of Mr.
"So far as could be learned Mr. Andrews
came to his death by accidental drowning."
said Mr. Brome. "He left Omaha Friday
to go to his gravel pit near Cedar creek.
He was known to have been In the beat
of spirits all Friday afternoon, when he
paid off his employes and planned for the
transaction of various business matters.
Just before leaving the camp he told some
of the men he Intended to shoot some musk-
rats along the river. His absence from
camp Friday night waa not thought much
of, as on several recent occasions he had
stopped over night at a nearby farm house,
where It was at first believed he staid
Friday night."
Not Seen at Ashland.
Mr. Brome made an Investigation of the
reports saying Andrews had been seen at
Ashland Saturday and found the reports
without foundation.
The dead man's watch, which stopped
at 7:10, was examined yesterday by an
Omaha Jeweler and found not to have
run down, but merely clogged by the
water. Andrews' hat and rifle have not yet
been found, but are being looked for.
Mr. Brome states the Indications are
Andrews met his death near the spot
where tho body was found, as the' body
was caught by a wire fence, and but a
hort distance from the fence Is a large
I fRHpn tree extending out Into tho shallow
water, indicating that Andrews drowned
between the tree and the fence and at a
part of the river where the bank has been
caving In rapidly.
A brother of the dead lawyer Is ex
pected this morning from Colorado, while
two sisters of Mrs. Andrews are looked
for from Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.
Mr. Andrews was a members of the
Elks, Ben Hur, Shrlners and various lodges
of tho Masonic fraternity. The amount
of his life Insurance has- not been given
out by members of the family.
Body BrooKht to Omaha.
The body of I. R. Andrews arrived over
the Burlington from Plattsmouth at 10:53
o'clock Wednesday evening and was Imme
diately taken to the undertaking parlors of
Cole & McKay, 1617 Capitol avenue.
Attorney A. M. Jefferis, who went to
Plattsmouth, remained until after the In
quest and came home with the body. H. C.
Brome and A. H. Burnett and a number of
members of tho Elks and representatives
from the Masonic orders were present at
the depot, Mr. Andrews having been a
member of these lodges.
Mr. Andrew' friends still maintain that
his death waa caused by an accident, that
It was not a case of suicide, nor waa there
any evidences of foul play. The funeral
will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 from
the family residence.
finch la Verdict of Coroner's Jury
Which Examines the Caae.
-PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., Aug. 2.-(Special
Telegram.) Coroner Jlenry Boech this
morning went to Cedar Creek, where, at the
office of the Cullen Oravel company. In
quest was held over the body of I. R. An
drews, found In the Platte river at that
The Jury consisted of J. H. Hessenslaw
and John C. McLerlln of Cedar Creek, A.
F. Seybert, W. 8. Seybert and Phil H.
Trltsch of Plattsmouth. A number of wit
nesses were examined, but none who had
seen the body enter the water. The wit
ness who saw Mr. Andrews last said he was
seen Saturday evening toward dusk.
An examination of the body showed that
It had been entangled In barbed wire In
the stream and a slight abrasion on the
back of the head was attributed to this
source. No marks of violence were found
on the person. A watch In the pocket had
stopped at 7:10, but the Jury could not de
termine whether this marked time of Sat
urday night or Sunday morning.
Tha verdict of the jury was that the de
ceased had come to his death by drown
ing, having accidentally fallen Into the
Platte river.
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