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THE OMAHA' DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1905.
ASSESSMENT ROLL MADE UP
Almost Ten Million Greater Than Valua
tion of Last Tear.
ONLY ONE MILLION OF THIS ON RAILROADS
Arfrti Valuation of Land ehnws
Sllaht Decrease Ortr the Flgare
of Last TrWtrai if
eals Tut Cave.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
L I N CO LN. . A us. .-(Specisl.)-The grand
assessment roll hap bern compiled by the
force In the auditor's offlee, nd It shows
the total assessed Valimtlon of the state for
lSr Is 1304.470,961, against t294.779.244 for last
year. A little more than tl.000,000 of this in
crease only Is due to the Increased assess
ment of railroads. The awument roll
shows that the average value of real estate
per acre. Improved and unimproved, haa
decreased, though the total assessment la
Increased over last year. The following
'tables show a comparison between the
average value" of a few Items and a com
parison of the principal Items of last year
and this: , ,
Improved lots lfi.l (142.nl
I nlmprovrd lots "A 91 21.24
Improved lands 4.46 6.39
Unimproved lands 1 2 1 19
Horses 30 M 12 31
Mules 1J.S6 1 W
"fittle , 3.50 i.SS
Fhe-p hi .5
Hi.rs 1.10 1 15
Pianos S2.47 80.91
Acres. Value. Acres. Value.
Imp lg.w..S.rr $122,216,789 20.0.10,017 tl.HS.913
Vnimp.l3.4J4,'i90 17.!i0.7 13,440,748 15,998,800
Acre. Value. Acres. Value.
No. Imp 21,B?3 35.752.W 273.457 $38.9,2T
No. unlmp. ..2i3,904 6.045.01S 217,578 4,620,878
' 1904. 1906.
Horfes 724,151 $7,634,136 7fi4,Jl2 $ ,431,33
Mules 49.01 670,395 52,713
Sheep 316,sa lfi5,9 849,502
t a'tle 2,867,559 9.9W.W0 2.9ifl,2
H"gs 2,140,416 2,368.738 2,251,682
I Cash regis.
1 Tel. Insti...
' Organs . ...
: Klrearms ..
' Pat., rights.
Jlee stands. 42.81'S
hand or on
deposit ., ,,.,....,..!
Notes secured by mort
gages Oiner notes
Block In corporations..,..
Merchandise on hand
Aitlcles purchased, etc...
iUiick in liny company
Iti p'l iy of exp"c.. tclo
plir.no and telegraph. . . .
tnpitil Invested by ele
ft cuts not otherwise
157,712 1 26,708
275.078 N 140,476
7.221, 5H8 7.6?1.?i5
IiiiBiifls Value. Bushels. Value
Xi. -WMi $2.7n2. 823 49.M9.941 $3,115.1178
. .,, 2 :."in.i30 2.9f5,3;8 4.1'..1
7;'Jl.!i 44.1 887 10.34. 1!U 452.053
i tn at
.(.i uioncrty. 1!H. $294,779,244; 19j0,
, . -ilon '.;enls Tax Case.
C. O. ,,.;tun I. us uppealed to the suit-...r
roi.. L ;.o:n the decision of Judge
t . ..i.ib, v. ho u .t.ilncd the demurrer of
t . County U.iu .U of Equalization to the
ii ti... n of Whvdun to have the district
uui-t review t'.ie levy made by the board.
l.i his petition Mr. Whcdon takes a rap
at the w.ly In which the county officials
have spent the county money, and charges
th.it private fortunes have been built up
through contracts contrary to law. Among
other things he (aid:
The appellant prayed that the ' court
might miiKe an examination of all the
linanclal urTalrs of the county during the
years 19S and liM, and prior thereto if
necessary to ascertain me actual iacm
That the court nlinlit ascertain and de
termine what had Lieen .the actual, legiti
mate,, legal and tiece.sary expenses of the
county during the yeara 19u3 and 194, and
prior thereto. How the public funds of
aid county had beep expended, and for
what purpose, and til what extent unlaw
ful, illegal, extiavaratit and exorbitant
claims had been allowed by the county
board anil pall out of the funds of the
county. What public officers of the county
bad presented and hart allowed to them
by the county board unlawful, illegal and
exccslve charges as fees and compensa
tlnn. and what compensation such public
officers bad actually paid to deputies or
assistants and the extent of which (Mich
deputies and assistants had been anil were
necesnarv. What officers had failed and
refused during the years 190S and l:i4. and
prior thereto, to truthfully report all fees
and compensation received by them as
such officer and by law required to be
That the -ourt might by Its Judgment
and decree reduce air levies made by the
eld board fur the year 194 on account
of snld several funds to such an amount.
and no greater, as should be necessary
to meet the actual expenses and legal
nubilities of the county, and for si
other, further or different relief as In the
Judgment of the court should be proper
or necessary in tr.e promises.
' State Asks Jd-iuent.
Attorney General Brown has filed
petition In the supreme court fur a Judg
inent by default In the Boyd county land
cases, which have foe so long been
bone of contention. The petition of the
state was filed many months ago, but to
d.its no answer b.'vs town filed by the
settlers on , the laud. - The land, so th
department claims, belongs to the perma
"THE ONLY WAY" TO RIPRAP
1 It easts no more to riprap with the wire
$rist system than It does to fence your farm.
8. It makes a nice smooth bank with a
8. Nature grows It to Cottonwood, wll
los and unlerbf uh.
4. It Is the mily system hat high water.
Ice or negleci does not aftect-aoiica put In
It Is permanent. ,
Patent allowed July M. ItOS, aerial No.
aOi.iKJ, others pending.
KUMEKA KIfA CO.
ftflits iit bee liuUOuig, Ciasha,
1 vi. -
nent scrmol fund, and the persons now
occupying It aettled upon It without au
thority many yeara ago.
Representative Caseber of Gaga county
was In Lincoln yesterday and expressed
himself as being well pleased with the
anti-cigarette law, which he fathered In
the legislature last winter. Mr. Casebeer
said he did not attempt In the bill to
prevent people from smoking cigarettes If
they wanted to, or from rolling them, but
he did Intend to stop the dealers from
selling them and he believed he had ac
complished his purpose. The chief of po
lice of Lincoln has Issued an order that
any person caught rolling a cigarette will
be arrested as well as any person caught
moktng one. No arrests have yet hpen
BIG CROWD AT 1IOHJRF.GK JIBII.EE
Special Trains Brln People from
Alona- the line.
HOLDREGE. Neb., Aug. 23. (Special
Telegram.) A big crowd, estimated at
rom 15,000 to 18,0110, haa been In attendance
on the Jubilee today. The Curtis train
had five cars, crowded with people, and
when It reached Bertrand a box and re
frigerator car were added, which were
soon packed. More would have come If
there had been more accommodation.
The flower parade this year was confined
to townships, and nine townships showed
their public spirit by having handsome
rigs In the processlop. In double rigs, Di
vide won first prise, color, three shades of
avender. The second prise went to
Prairie, whose rig was pink and white.
First prise for single rigs went to West
mark, color, pink; Center won second.
color, yellow and green. The first prise In
novelty was awarded to Center, which had
mower handsomely decorated In sun
The flower parade was followed by an
automobile parade. Thirteen automobiles
were In this parade. The first contained
Japanese moguls, while the others con
tained little girls dressed as Japanese
This evening there Is a Jolly crowd on the
streets throwing confetti ana naving a
good time. The balloon ascension which
occurs early each evening Is an attractive
ItAILROAD MAS HAS LEG CBtSHF.D
John Sehfrarta Falls Under Train at
BLAIR, Neb., Aug. 23.-(Speclal Tele
gramsMr. John Schwartz, superintendent
of buildings and bridges on the Minneapo
lis & Omaha railroad, fell under the cars
at Desoto, five miles south of Blair, this
afternoon at 1:30 p. m., crushing his left
leg below the knee. He was brought to the
Blair hospital, where his leg was am
putated. He Is In a precarious condition
owing to 111 health caused by diabetes.
Mr. Schwarta was starting for his home
In Emerson and swung onto the caboose
on the rront ena, wnicn was jeraea vio
lently at the time, throwing him under the
wheels. The train was No. 20, In charge
of Engineer Harlngton and Conductor
Morln. The railroad company started a
special from Emerson bringing Mrs.
Schwarta here at 6 o'clock. At 8 o'clock
tonight he Is resting as easily as can be
under the conditions. Mr. Schwarta lived
here for about ten years and Is a mem
ber of the Masonic order, whose mem
bers are caring for him.
LOST CHILDREN ARB LOCATED
Bntte Father Locates Three Missing;
for Six Years.
NORFOLK, Neb., Aug. 23. (Special.)
Butte, Neb., has become this week the
Mecca for kidnaped children. Three more
stolen aons and daughters have been re
stored to their parents at that place today,
the one a day or so ago making four in less
than that number of days.
The long lost children who found their
homes again today were the two daughters
and a son of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Simons,
who had been mlsning, with no trace of
their whereabouts, for six veara. Last night
Mr. Simons passed through Norfolk enroute
home nfter a month's Incessant, but suc
cessful searching. The oldest child, a girl
of 12, was found In Iowa. The other daugh
ter and the son were located In Kansas.
It was a month ago that the father got
track of his lost children and began fol
lowing out a clew. During that time he has
traveled all over the states of Iowa, Illi
nois, Missouri and Kansas. It was a happy
mother to whom Mr. Simons restored those
three after the long absence.
Teachers Hear of Philippines.
BEATRICE, Neb., Aug. 23.-(Bpeelal.)-
The enrollment at the Gage County Teach
ers' Institute reached 200 yesterday. Owing
to the Intense heat the sessions open dally
at 8:15 and close at 12:30. Much Interest
Is being taken In the work by the visiting
teachers. Iast evening In the Congrega
tional church Superintendent N. C. Abbott
of Tekamah addresed the teachers on
Japan and the Philippines. His remarks
were Illustrated by more than 100 stereop
ticon views taken from negatives made In
the orient during the three years' stay of
the lecturer and his wife. Life In Manila
was Illustrated by fifteen views, after which
the Moro country In which Prof, and Mrs.
Abbott taught was shown In sixty different
aspects. Among the many views shown the
audience was' especially Interested in Jolo
or Sulu and the Sultan thereof, who u day
or two ago proposed-to Miss Alice Roose
Sheridan County Prosperous.
HAY SPRINGS. Neb., Aug. 23. i Special )
Sheridan county has never been as ;ru. -perous
as this year.- There Imve h'p i
numbers of land seekers here and It wa.
only a question of their coming they can t
help but buy. Some who bought last spring
and put In a croa have , raised enough to
pay one-third of the purchase price. Wheat
Is going from twenty to thirty-five bushels
per acre, spelts and oats from fifty to 100
bushels per acre; potatoes from 100 to 250
bushels per acre. Hay can be cut any
where on Hie prairies. This Is the year of
the cow and hand separator, more cows
having been milked than in any previous
year. The farmers are finding out their
value; some are milking twenty-five head
and unwards and milking better than $100
per month, ahlle every farmer Is milking a
few. The large ranch Is a thing of the
past In the northern part of this county,
having given way to the smaller farmer.
More Trouble for Yanek.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Aug. 2S.-(Speclal.)
Charles Vanek, the young Bohemian
farmer, whose home across the county line
waa recently searched by the officers under
a search wyrrant and about two carloads
of stolen plunder recovered, waa a few
days since released from the Pawnee Jail,
where he had been serving a forty days'
sentence for petty larceny. He was at
once arrested by Marshal Schwas of this
city on a warrant sworn out by Bohumil
Fruhbauer of the Humboldt Clothing com
pany, who charged him with robbing their
establishment several months ago. He
m-as given- a hearing In the court of Jus
tice Smith, who held him under $200 bonds
to snswer In the district court to the
charge. The prisoner was unable to give
the required bond and u taken to the
county Jail at Falls City. His youiger
brother Is out on bonds, charged with
being an accessory to this offense.
Woman Tramp Beatea.
NORFOLK, Neb.. Aug. .-8pedal.)
Stunned by a blow on the ear dealt, by a
companion a mysterious tramp was found
lying prostrate In an alleyway by the police.
Jjvuo believed tbe ou to be dead. Taken to
the city Jail, where physicians were called,
the tramp was soon revived and It was dis
covered that Instead of a man the officers
bad a woman on their hands. She was
dressed In man's garb throughout, wore her
hair cut short and a man's straw hat. She
had quarreled with her partner who really
Is a man and he had struck her the blow
that sent her to the mat. They were locked
So Written freed la the Cornerstone
of the foelety.
BROKEN BOW. Neb.. Aug. 23 (Special.)
An Independent religious movement Is
being rapidly pushed in this city, which
will undoubtedly result In a good many
followers. A meeting was held at the
residence of Dr. Cyrus Pickett last night,
at which a number of well known people
belonging to different denominations
pledged themselves to support the new
movement. Rev. R. F. Harman, ho re
cently left the Christian church owing to
his religious views conflicting with those
of other members, was elected president;
C. W. Real, editor of the Beacon, secre
tary, and James McClean. tressurer. Tlte
object of this organisation seems, to be
that every one taking an active part shall
be allowed to worship God without hav
lng to conform to a written creed. Until
definite arrangements are made, services
will be held In the court house.
Catholic Picnic a Snccess.
DECATUR, Neb., Aug. 23. (Special.)
The Catholic picnic held In E. W. Law
ler's grove, southwest of this place, yes
terday was one of the best ever held in
this community, both from a social and
financial standpoint. The weather man
was exceptionally good and gave an ideal
day, and It seemed ns though everybody
took advantage of It. Everything was
pulled off as advertised and all seemed
to be In for getting their money's worth
The feature of the day was. of course, the
ball game between Tekamnh and Decatur,
the latter outplaying the county seat team
easily and winning the game by a score of
8 to S In seven Innings, as previously or
ranged. It was a good, clean game, neither
side making many errors. The minor sports
followed quickly In their turn and were
all good. The last number on the program
was the disposing of the big enke, which
was won by Miss Hessle Besst of this
place. The day ended with an enjoyable
dance in town given by the ball club.
Red Willow Republican Ticket.
M'COOK, Neb., Aug. 23. (Special Tele
gram.) The republicans of Red Willow
county had a most harmonious convention
In Indlanola this afternoon, at which the
following , were placed in nomination
Treasurer, B. O. Gossard; clerk, E. J. Wil
cox; Judge, J. C. Moore; sheriff, II. I.
Peterson; coroner, Dr. J. D. Hare; sur
veyor, James Williams; commissioner
first district, F. C. Lofton; second district,
C. B. Gray.
News of Nebraska.
BEATRICE Dr. G. W. Crofts, the poet
preacher, returned home last night from a
health-seeking trip to Denver. He re
turns much Improved.
YORK G. W. Lundgren has purchased a
half Interest In the shoe firm of Holdeman
& Co. Mr. Lundgren has been with tills
firm for a numlicr of years.
DECATUR A. N. Heath lost a twelve
ton stack of hay by fire last evening. It
must be the work of some firebug, us the
Btack was far from any habitation.
BEATRICE The rainfall yesterday
morning amounted to 0.27 of an Inch. While
the rainfall was not heavy, It will put the
harvesters out of business for a day or
TEKAMAH Ott Bros., publishers of the
Tekamah Journal, sold their plant at this
place today to J. W. Tamplln of Hull, la.
The politics of the paper will still be re
publican. WOOD RIVER Joseph Rlesland, a prom
inent young man of this place, has pur
chased the pump and windmill business of
K. Dlefenderfer and has taken possession
of the same.
DECATUR Hard winds accompanied the
good rains here the past week and greatly
damaged the corn In certain localities by
blowing It down. However, the rain came
when most needed.
ALRION The present water supply has
proved Inadequate for the demand and the
city is now engaged in sinking an additional
well, which when finished. It Is believed,
will furnish all the water needed.
YORK The committees are making all
kinds of preparations for the big old set
tlers' and fraternal picnic that will be held
In York tomorrow. Senator Burkett and
other prominent orators will deliver ad
dresses. BEATRICE The price of wheat has
dropped several cents the last few days,
the top being 72 cents. Corn remains
steady at 43 to 44 cents and oats at 20 to 23
cents per bushel. There is a brisk demand
for small grain.
BEATRICE C. M. Bracelen, head of the
history department of the Omaha High
school, Is in the city attending the county
teachers' Institute In the Intel est of the
Nebraska Teacher, a school paper pub
lished at Lincoln.
HUMBOLDT Another fine rain visited
this part of the stale Monday night, and
did considerable good, although the area
covered was slight. Nothing but hail or
an early frost cun now keep corn from a
record yield this season.
WOOD RIVER The carnival at Shelton
Is proving quite attractive for the Wood
River people and many are In attendance.
A large number accompanied the Wood
River base ball team there today, where
they will play with the Shelton team.
BEATRICE Johnson & Gustafson of Irv
ing. Kan., who secuted the contract for
constructing the new cottage at the Insti
tute for Feeble Minded Youth, are in the
city and expect to commence work on the
structure at once. The building will cost
BEATRICE A valuable horse belonging
to Fred Meyer, a German farmer of Mid
land townsuip, was killed yesterday by
1. 1 i, ik through a bridge two miles west
c! trie illy. Mr. Meyer expects to bring
t n lUMiiisi the county tor tne loss ot
j 11.' .in. e.
-. t.il r.lVF.R A cutting affray m which
I r ...-I.- piayid an important part took
1 . nil tne streets here this morning. A
l mid mi argument with n man who
v.t.i wu.kii.K Inr i 1 1 : ii and the fellow slashed
I 1. e i'. . ii. e:' on the 'arm several times with
' u raiiT. No arrexis were made.
1 m i r ! 1 1 .
BI.A1R-WHI Ilelce, a young farmer
living near tne Hurt cnuiuy line, wnile
blinking in some of the horse, was Jerked
out of I, is waa'nn and seven ly kicked In
the mouth by a colt, loosening several
teeth, liadiy cutting his face and rendering
him uncun.-cli.us lor some time.
HUMlii il.DT Tlie mayor and city coun
cil In special session lust evening awarded
the contract for me ejection oi the pro
posed new city hull to Joe Graves and
E. M. Harding, local contractors.
on a bid
of $.374.5i!. Hut one other bid was filed,
that of D. M. Nelir, another local con
tractor, seeking to do the work at $!,378 oo.
BEATRICE Word was received here yes
terday that the authorization for the erec
tion of the new Hurlington depot at this
int had been received at Lincoln Dy E. M.
Wester.velt, right-of-way man for the Bur
llngton. and that work would actually be
commenced on the new station next month.
This will be welcome new to Beatrice
BASSETT John J. Sar.dall, a farmer llv-j
lng three miles east of this town, was ar
rested last evening charged aith pent lar
ceny In a complaint tiled by C. P. Wlltse
of Newport. The subject of the alleged
theft is a hay stacker, which was left last
fall by Wlltse on the prairie near San
dall's place. The trial Is set for next
Tuesday In the county court.
NEBRASKA CITY John Lewi, a roof
painter, was seriously burned today by
coming In contact with wire charged with
electricity while he was palming on the
roof of the water and light pumping sta
tion. His back was seriously burned and
he was rendered unconscious, in which con
dition he remained for several hours. Ill
physician says he will recover.
BLAIR The funeral of Mr. William
Umb, aged hi, occurred this afternoon at
the Methodist church under the auspices
of the Masonic order, of which he had
been a member for over forty years. Rev.
Markley officiating. Interment was In
Rose Hill cemetery northwest of Blair.
Mr. Lamb came to Uil county la the
TABLE ROCK The annual convention
of Pan nee county Women's Christian
Temperance Union met at Table Rock
August 21. Mrs. Annetta Nesbitt of Paw
nee City was In the chair. Consecration
nieettng and assignment of delegates to
homes occupied this session. Tuesday
aiternoon report ot o meets were heard
and election of officers occurred as fol-
Ivftf; Alif. Aaucll Ktblll..Jawoa CIlv.
president: Mrs. F.. F. TJnn, Table Rock,
vice president; Mm. McMullen, Tawnee
City, recording secretary; Mrs. Floy Hull,
Pawnee City, corresponding secretary: Mrs.
Anna R Simmons of Chicago was r'fit
srd gave an address, both in the afternoon
TEKAMAH At a special meeting of the
'Commercial club held last night finnl ar
rangements were made Tor the old settlers
plcnl', which Is to te nein nere auviisi o.
A resolution was adopted requesting all
the business houses to close from 12 to 3
on that date. There will be a ball game
both In the forenoon and afternoon between
Tekamah and Fremont. Hucklln will pitch
ALBION This week will settle the ques
tion of county candidates so far as the re
publican and populist parties are concerned.
The latter will hold Its convention tomorrow
and the former Saturday. Just what the
democrats will do yet remains to lv seen.
The democrats polled more votes in this
count v hist fall than the populists, and will
therefore nsk to be equally represented in
case of fusion.
BEATRICE At . meeting of the city
council last night the bequest of the late
James Charles, who left about $15.iifl0 to
the city of Beatrice for park purposes, was
accepted and a committee appointed to
select grounds for a park. City Attorney-
Davis was also instructed to iook stter
the city's Interest in the probate court,
where the will of Mr. Charles Is to be con
tested by some of his brothers and sisters.
HUMBOLDT An Important business
change which Is said to be booked for
In the near future Is the transfer of the
control of the Park hotel of this city
from W. E. Duggan to his brother-in-law.
Thurman R. Dutter of Auburn. The former!
will go to Auburn and take charge of the
New Avenue hotel, which has been under
the management of Mr. Dutter and his
father. R. R. Dutter, who died last week.
NEBRASKA CITYFred Straw, a farmer
living south of this city, has tiled a suit
In the district court asking for $iV10 dam
ages from Otoa county. The plaintiff al
leges that on July 29. 19n5, a team of
horses and wagon he was driving fell
through a defective bridge and the injuries
he received merit $630 compensation. His
claim was considered by the county com
missioners at a recent meeting, but was
BEATRICE The subcommittee of the re
publican county central committee met yes
terday and selected the Judges and clerks
of election. New rules were adopted by
the committee and In order to aid in meet
ing the expenses Incident to the coming
primary election the committee decided to
charge 25 cents for the name of each alter
nate placed on the ballots and the secre
tary was authorized to collect same when
the petition Is filed.
YORK The Presbyterian and Congrega
tional churches have each Installed a flno
new pipe organ. That In the Presbvterian
church was the gift of Walter Morgan's
mother, Mrs. Anna Morgan, which was pre
sented to the Presbyterian church as a me
morial to Walter, who five years ago met
with an accidental death on the York school
grounds. The pine rirgon installed by the
Congregational church was paid for prin
cipally by the women of that church.
BLAIR. T. N. Newkirk of Brooklyn, la.,
shipped from here today a carload of
twenty draft horses, bought of the farmers
of this county. They were as fine a lot
of animals as was ever shipped from here,
averaging In weight 1.40n pounds and were
bought at an average price of about $135.
They were bought In less than a week
for Mr. Newkirk by Reed & Bross, and
will be taken to his ranch at Brooklyn
where they will be fitted for the eastern
BEATRICE At 10:30 o'clock today the
marriage of Miss Ethel Pyle to Mr. Fred
Stone was solemnized, Rev. G. W. Crofts
officiating. The ceremony was performed
at the bride s home and was witnessed bv
relatives and a few Intimate friends. Mr.
and Mrs. Stone left on an afternoon train
for a wedding trip through the east, after
which they will return and make their
home at Beatrice, where the groom Is em
ployed In the offices of the Dempster com
pany. M'COOK The generous gift of Major Al
bert Barnett of this city to Red Willow
county a splendid tower clock has Just
been Installed In the tower of the court
house In this city. The clock cost over $.".00
and Is the only In this section of Nebraska;
consequently It Is a soace of great pride
to the people of this city and county. The
city or McCook contemplate adding a fine
bell to the striking equipment, which will
complete one of the finest clocks In the
WOOD RIVER A nice and most timely
rain fell here last evening and assured the
farmers of a bounteous corn crop. For the
last few days many complaints were heard
relative to the fact that the corn was be
ginning to fire and In some fields It was
In bad shape. Last night's rain waa very
general and will supply the corn with
enough moisture to complete Its develop
ment. Fall plowing, which has been re
tarded by the diy weather, can also be
pushed with greater activity.
NEBRASKA CITY-Shortlv before a se
vere electric storm last night millions of
small crickets and black bugs arrived In
this city. The buildings and sidewalks were
covered with them and they succeeded In
entering stores and residences, causing
much annoyance to the occupants. The
arrival of the storm and the heavy rnin at
tending killed most of the unwelcome vis
itors, although this morning the entrances
to many buildings were still covered with
crickets. Where they came from Is a mys
tery. FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Thojider Shower and Cooler In Ne
braska and Iowa Today Fair and
Warmer In Nebraska Tomorrow.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23,-Foreeast of the
weather for Thursday and Friday:
For Nebraska and Kansas Thunder
showers and cooler Thursday. Friday, fair
For Iowa and Missouri Thunder showers
and cooler Thursday. Friday, fair and
warmer In west; showers In east portion.
For Wyoming Showers Thursday and
For Montana Fair Thursday; warmer In
southeast portion; showers and cooler at
night or Friday.
For South Dakota Partly cloudy Thurs
day; showers In central and east portlops;
warmer In the east portion. Friday, warmer.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA, Aug. 23. Official record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
years: lJff,. xh. l!v? 19.12.
Maximum temperature ... 89 78 92 13
Minimum temperature .. 71 55 71 ttt
Mean temperature (?0 tW hi 6S
Precipitation T .00 .00 T
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1
and comparison with the last two years:
Normal temperature 72
Excess for the day X
Total since March 1 211
Normal precipitation 10 Inch
Deficiency for the day 10 Inch
Precipitation since March 1 14. H2 inches.
Deficiency since March 1 7 "4 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period 19o4.... 2.23 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period 19o3 4.17 inches
Reports from Stations at T P. SI.
Station and State Tern. Max. Rain-
of W"ather. 7 p.n;. Tern. tall.
KismarrK. raining I1
Cheyenne, cloudy 70
Chicago, part cloudy 78 78
Davenport, cloudy 84 to
1 l'enver, cioutiy ,4 m
Havre, clear Kb Ni
Helena, part cloudy 80 M
Huron, ialning 5 s 82
Kansas City, clear 88 91
North riatte, cloudy 90 9-i
Omaha, part cloudy 8ij f9
Rapid City, cloudy 64 78
Ft. Louis, clear 86 88
St. Paul, cloudv 74 84
Salt Ijike Cltv. clear K4 to
Valentine, part cloudy 70 94
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
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REDO HEARS THE CRE CASE
Judge Listen to Argument te Be Finiihed
SLABAUGH INTERPOSES A DEMURRER
City Attorney Tireen Appears as Coun
sel for t re, Solomon and Haa
ter, the Three Repub
After hearing argument pro and con
Wednesday morning on the attempted fil
ings for county commissioner of Emmett
G. Solomon. William O. Ure and William
J. Hunter, Judge Redlck continued the case
until 9 .V a. m. Thursday.
The decision to be given will go to the
main question, as to whether or not two
county commissioners are to be elected In
Douglas county this fall to succeed Com
missioners Hofeldt and McDonald of the
Third and Fifth districts, respectively.
At the outset County Attorney Slabaugh
Interposed a demurrer to the petition, con
tending that the petition did not set out
that It was the duty of County Treasurer
Fink and County Clerk Drexel to receive
the money tendered as filing fee and the
accompanying . certificates of nomination.
This demurrer the court overruled and
leave was given to file an answer, which
was done. An objection that the proceed
ing taken was not In accordance with law
was also overruled. It was admitted by
the county attorney that Mr. Ure, whoae
case was In argument, Is a resident of the
district he seeks to represent and that
Commissioner McDonald was elected In 1902
at the general election.
Breen for Petitioners.
City Attorney Breen, appearing for the
petitioners, then presented his argument
on the main question. He held that, since
the supreme court had declared the biennial
election act, so-called, unconstitutional and
void In toto, then sections 1 and 7 of the
old election law, relating to the office tn
point, are still In force and effect. Passing
from this, he took up the provisions of
chapter xlvl. Session Laws of 1906, relating
to county commissioners and extending
their terms to four years, Mr. Breen said
It Is a companion piece, to the law declared
unconstitutional and went on to analyze It
side by side with the general election law.
From this analysis he drew the conclusion
that, even If the law Is constitutional. It
doea not apply to Douglas county, which
Is not under township organization and has
had the five commissioner system for many
At the conclusion of the argument of City
Attorney Breen the court adjourned until
Thursday morning, when County Attorney
Slabaugh will present his argument In op
position to putting the names of the gen
tlemen mentioned on the primary election
The case was continued until 9:30 a. m.
CROPS ALONG THE BURLINGTON
Statement of Railroad statistician for
the Week F.ndlnsr Saturday
Give Big Hope.
The Burlington's statistician Issues this
crop statement for the week ending Au
gust 19: n
SOIL AND PRECIPITATION.
Rainfall during the week covered by this
report was general on two eastern divisions,
ranging on IJncoln division from .05 at
Greeley to 8.22 at Seward; on Wymore di
vision, from .20 at Atchison to 4.15 at Odell.
On the McCook division there were show
ers In several places, but no general fall
of water. During the previous week (week
ending August 12) rainfall was general on
McCook division and light on the two east
ern divisions, so that within the last two
weeks the entlro district has been covered
with copious rains, except between Atch
ison and Rulo. and with this exception the
soli In In most excellent condition. Until
the general rain of this week the ground
was getting dry in places on the Lincoln
division too dry for fall plowing; since
that rain fall plowing has been resumed
and the preparation of the ground for an
other winter wheat crop ts going on gen
erally throughout the district.
Lincoln Division Threshing has been
mostly done and without very serious dam
age in the shock. In localities there has
been some damage from rain; that Is to,
say, moisture has caused the wheat to
mold or grow.
Wymore Division On the Wymore divi
sion the wheat will go to market less dam
aged, perhaps, than on either of the other
divisions, on account of discoloration or
8'rowitig In the shock, as there have been
less frequent rains on that division than
either of the others.
McCook Division On this division the
wheat In certnln localities is said to have
been damaged 10 per cent In the shock.
In some places It grew and In others was
discolored or became musty.
Wymore Division Threshing is about
completed, with an average yield about as
previously reported, viz., thirty-six bushels
McCook Division Good headway has
been made In threshing since last report
and the yield la generally good.
Lincoln Division Another week of high
temperature, with plenty of moisture, has
advanced the corn crop remarkably, and
it is probably as near maturity at this
time as seasons will average. During the
last few weeks of hot weather corn has
made up what It lost during the cold,
wet weather in the early part of the sea
son. Prospects for corn could hardly be
better than they are on the Lincoln divi
sion at this time, and it would seem that
nothing except a very early frost could
prevent a lurge crop of corn.
Wymore I vision The situation on the
Wymore division is about the same as on
the Lincoln division. Temperature for the
week was high and there was plenty of
moisture, except tietween Atchison and
Rulo. where corn Is said to have been dam
aged to some extent by dry weather.
McCook Division Not so much rain on
the McCook division during the period cov
ered by this report, but conditions so far
as corn Is concerned are equally satlsfac,
tory as on the two eastern divisions. Corn
is in most excellent condition.
Yield and quality good throughout Ne
PASTURES AND MEADOWS.
Patures are said to be short between
Atchison and Rulo and suffering somewhat
for ruin. In every other part of the Ne
braska district pastures are In excellent
condition. Tame hay has generally been
cut and stacked. The third cron of alfalfa
1 is being cut and is good. Some wild hay 1
1 aiso Deing cut, nut tne haying season for
prulrie hay Is likely to continue for six
Indications for this crop are favorable
wherever they are raised In the district.
The Ureat Western Sugar company esti
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at Longmont about 4u.0uu tons off the Lyons
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