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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 19,'. 4906.
WESTERN LEAGUE AVERAGES
Pmidut O'leil Oirti Out His Ing
SURPRISES 10 THE LOCAL FANATICS
laiu'lstakafcie Errors la Compntatlea
. n Omlnlci of Essential lofor- .
' mtlloa tho Feature the kw
Ins; Mai far UK.
4'resident Norrls ONell of tlia Western
league has at last. given out the official
record of the players for the aeaaon of
IMP. ,It eoraes months after all the other
league Hrvb made their showing, and In
sueh form as will he a distinct disappoint
ment 'to the fan of the circuit. Te begin
with; the official record is notable more for
what It doesn't tell than for what It does.
The main features of the work of the play
ers; ore left out entirely. In the batting
hyer.sgr only' the bare points are given,
without a figure on stolen bases, sacrifice
hits and similar Information so dear to tha
follower of the game and so essential to
tli formation of a Judgment on the work
of the men at the bat. But this omission
is a minor one compared to the way the
Molding averages have been treated. Here
rothlrig but the bare percentage's are fur
liirfhrd. Not a word In said of the oppor
funltls each man had. nor' anything else
an to the method by which the data were
obtained. No analysts 'of the pitchers' work
tn given and nothing Is said of the team
work at bat or In the field. In fact, about
everything that could possibly be of inter
est, to the public is omitted.
i ' Mistakes Plainly Apparent. .
The mistakes are so plain that it Is hardly
worth while here to pass comment on them.
Hill f?ehlpk for example, who played In
154 championship games, four of them being
tics. Is credited with taking part' In 143.
Carter plnycd In 144 and Is given credit for
U". Welch played In 151 and Is credited
with 1.19. So It runs through the whole
Omaha list. If this same condition holds
Hood for the other teams of the league the
conclusion that the figures given are value
less IS easy. " i
. Last season the same thing was true of
the official averages sent out by President
Sexton. . Tt .. would seem , that somewhere
gross l awlessness exists. No good reason
Ik apparent why the official record should
ilot'be 'closed within a week after the sea
son ends.' The president of the league Is
responsible for the official . scorers, just as
lie is for the umpires. If he finds an official
scorer Is not keeping up with his work he
should take the needed .stops to see that
the, matter Is corrected. The league pays
for tlw service and is entitled to good
work, both from tho president and from
the scorer. This It has, not had. Both
'Players and public suffer under the existing
state of affairs. ,
The figures' sent out by President' O'Nell
are here published, just to " show how
worthless some statistics may be made:
' Player -s nd Club.
Rossman.' Tes Moines..
Jarrott. Sioux Citv
...1M 840 105 229 .357
... 88 113 13 39 . 346
Town, . Pes Moines...
.. 61 16S 26 67 .341
Hogrlever. Des Moines. ...148 606 122 1D6 .SiJti
.. 16 nS 12 19 .321
Oanley, Des- Moines..
Noblit, Bioux .City...
55lnk. St.' Joseph.:....
lxmg, Des Moines....
La wler, . Sioux City,.
Pirrlhe. 'Dea Moines.
Weed.- flloujc City....
.....123 62o 112 W .817
144 649 M 174 .817
77 ESI) 32 87 .310
44 161 26 60 .310
11S 476 78 14(1 .307
8 836 68 103 .304
16 62 S 19 .306
.....139 627 88 161 .30S
.....140 660 92 171 .806
146 6TO 104 177 .WO
137 608 69 1S3 .801
gulllsn, St. Joseph
40 133 1 9 40 . 300
Wakefield. Des Moines 3tt 3i :1 ft", xcm
Schllx.vSt. Joe-Des Moines. 71 2HI 48 84 .298
Newton. Sioux City. 126 460 67 137 . 297
Andrews, St. Joseph 100 887 86 114 . 297
Randall, . Denver .....131 604 96 149 .296
'Mott,, Pueblo... BR 8S9 63 106 . 29o
Coffin. Des Moines 128 688 99 172 . 29.1
Shugart. Des Moines...' 117 404 61 118 . 292
Bllworth. . Pueblo 22 83 18 24 . 2K9
Douglas, .St. Joseph 68 239 20 69 . 28
Knahe, Pueblo 93 880 60 109 .287
Steele; Des Moines 82 84 10 24 . 2tn
Wilson, Sioux City 19 60 6 17 . 283
Dexter, St. Joa-Des Moines 38 119 106 33 . 277
Starnagle. flloux City....;. 130 415 44 116.277
Collins. .Sioux Clty-St. Joe.123 441 64 1 22 . 276
Messltt. Pueblo 68 218 17 60 . 275
Belden, Denver 142 622 83 142 .272
Wolf. Des-Moines 49 166 20 4fi .271
I.aWler, Omaha ".
,...11S 453 63 123 .271
.... 83 310 61 84 . 271
....146 Of 94 161 .266
86 139 17 37 . 266
... 80 98 12 26 . 265
Mooillvray,. St. Joe-Des M. 68 242 40 64 . 264
Pulslfer, Sioux City
Dunn, St. Joseph....
....143 641 76 142 .263
..... 19 42 4 11 .261
91 352 49 92 . 261
38 133 9 84 .256
139 618 70 132 . 25
.135 486 75 122 . 263
Baerwald. Sioux City 66 176 1 2 44 . 260
McNIchols, De Moines. ...103 360 39 89 . 248
Kheehan. Sioux City 132 533 76 132 . 248
Klchem. St. Joseph....
O'Hira, Sioux City
Chappell. Des Moines.,.
Fislc. Des Moines
91 840 SO 84 . 247
.130 616 66 126 .245
.114 446 62 109 .245
.113 892 47 96 . 245
. 37 103 16 25 . 242
. 36 133 22 32 .240
.125 461 81 110 .239
Brown. St. Joe-Des Moines 46 139 14 33 . 237
Reynolds. St. Joseph 38 133 12 31 .2.13
uumi, ' r-uenio 23 S2 7 19
Henllne. St. Joseph-Omaha 30 117 12 27
Thomas, Omaha fc .338 48 78
Fleming, St. Joseph.
96 332 '34 76 .Z.-9
68 234 19 63 .'tX
N.wllne, Sioux City 28 89 8 20 .226
ronansn, uenver 63 206 23 46 . 224
Robldoux; St. Joe-Denver. ..AO 6 13 4 .217
Mulineaux, St. Joseph 40 152 10 33 .217
Freese, Omaha 68 180 18 39.217
tlonrtlng.' Omaha....: 109 361 40 78 .216
Mltce....Publo-6t. Joseph.. 81 121 9 26 . 215
Everett,. Denver 108 329 29 69 . 210
Vollendorf, Denver 29 81 10 17 .209
Pennell. Puebto-St. Joseph 46 178 23 87 .108
She 8loux Clty-8t. Joe... 32 101 13 21 .208
J.letmarat. Omuhs-Bt. Joe. 29 98 7 20 .204
Carney, Sioux City 84 109 8
Miller, Fueulo Kg 135 11
I.lefleld, Des Moines 34 87 8
Houders. St. Joseph 15 4! S
Jones. St. Joseph 38 111 t
l.lndsley. Pueblo 23 75 4
F.yler St. Joseph 32 IOS 4
Martin. Omaha 106 331 47 62 .16
zinran. BU josepn-Oenver.HA 397 3 7i .1S1
'irtis. ruenio lt bi 7
' Hickman. Denver 28 84 11
Manske. Des Moines 49 133 12
Mnale. Denver 48 13 19 28 .17'
Maunders. Omaha 16 49 4 8 .15
Pftelster. Omaha 36 117 S 19 .12
Hchsub, Denver 31 K6 14 14 .1a
McKay, dps Moines J4 73 5 11 .ISO
Morrison, Des Moines 16 41 3
McClosky. Omaha 41 138 11
Hatch, Sioux City 23 73 T
Cadwallader. Sioux City... 38 112 14 15.134
26 8t 5 11 1
Moves, tsioux ( Ity-bt. Joe.. 11)8 173 15 46 .11
Peer. St. Joseph 23 73
2 8 .109
' . OUTFIELDERS.
. , Kelchoiu
.. .98 I.asott
.. .S3 Pennell
.. .978 McHale
.. .978 McOllvray ...
.. .971 Randall
.. .Si5 Reynolds
.. ."60 Molineaux ...
.. .954 Carter
.. .564 Fleming '
.. .940 Thlel .".
.. .944 Kll worth
.. .92 Curtis
.. .998 Brown
.. .9X5 Noyes
.. .15 ukeneld ....
... .94 Mrsaitt ......
... .93 Btarnagle ...
... .975 Wolf
... .!W!4 Metza .......
... fCn Tawler
.911 Robldous ....
WS Thomas ..
r3 Pulslfer ..
.M Ph I Is '..
Shugart 95(ii Knabe
94 Noye .SM
S9 McXlchola ...
.... .H1 Schlpke
... .940 Andrews ....
.... ,W Hogrlever ..
... .991 -Cadwalladerj
.9751 Vollendorf ..
.... .sSl Schaub .
947 Llebhardt ....
.)' . ,'
EVENTS 0 THE RISSIXG TRACKS
Sorrel Top, VI to 1. Wlee Fourth Roe
KAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18.-Kfjrrel Top, of.
the lucrative odds of 12 to 1 made her field
look cheap In the fourth race and won as
she pleased at Kmeryvllle today. Modicum
lost tho place to Olenarvon by tho best part
of a length. The favorites did not have a
bad day, winning four events. The rain
fell incessantly and only the regulars were
In attendance. The track was sloppy. Re
sults: ; T
First race, five furlongs: Isolation won,
Santa Rey second. Prominence third. Time:
1:03. - '-
Second raee. five and a half furlongs:
David Boland won, Tramoter second, Yo
Ban third. Time: 108H-
Third race, six furlongs: Entre Nous won.
Swift Queen second, Melar third. Time:
Fourth raee, Beven furlongs: Sorrel Top
won, Olenarvon second, Modicum third.
Fifth race, one mile and fifty yards: Dixie
I,d won, Baker second. Chestnut third.
Sixth race, one mile and a sixteenth:
Critical won, Eshirn second, Hilee third.
Time: 1:494. -
T..O8 ANQKLES, Jan. 18. Results at
First race, five furlongs: Wee Lass won,
Neatness second, Daruma third. Time:
Second race, three and a half furlongs:
Silver Stocking won. Horace E second,
Bweet Kitty third. Time: 0:434j.
Third race, one mile and an elxhth: Gentle
Harry won, Duclan second, WU-field third,
'lime: 1:5814. .
Fourth race, one mile: Chimney Sweep
won. Incantation second. Rubric third.
Fifth race, one mile and a sixteenth: Duti
ful won. Chickadee second.- Pachuca third.
Time: 1:60. ,
Sixth race, six furlongs:- Crowshade won,
Bauble second, Sir Binkley third. Time:
NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 18. Results at fair
grounds: . -
First race, five and a half furlongs: Son
net won. Ancient Witch second. Grove Cen
ter third. Time: 1:09. .
Second rare, six nnd a half furlongs:
Rather Royal won. Fancy Dress second,
Sea Voyage- third. Time: 1:22.
Third race, five and a half furlongs:-Doctor
Coffey won, Al Russell second, Joe Col
son third. Time: l:60'i.
Fourth race, one mile and a sixteenth:
De Reszke won, Macbeth second, Bullfinch
third. Time: 1:484. 1
Fifth race, seven furlongs: Whlpporwill
Won. Southern Cross second, Columbia Girl
third. Time: 1:28.
Sixth race, one mile and seventy yards:
Aurumaster won, Ravlana second, Bronae
Wing third. Time: 1:48. -
Results at City park: -
First race, three and a half furlongs:
Odd Trick won. La Thorpe second, Ronay
third. Time: 0:42i.
Second race, one mile and a sixteenth:
King of the Valley won, Helgerson second,
Merllngo third, Time: 1:48A.
Third race, - seven furlongs: Bell Indian
won, Bellestome second, Naxll third. Time:
Fourth race, six furlongs, handicap:
Emergency won, Lucy Young second. Care
less third. Time: 1:18.
Fifth race, six and a half furlongs:. Marco
won, April Showers second. -Miladl Love
third. Time: l:a.
Sixth race, one mile and seventy yards:
Beecher won, Fonsoluca second. Big Box
third. Time: 1:46.
Seventh race, six and a half furlongs:
Monochord won, Libation second, Telepathy
third. Time: 1:21. .
OMAHA FIELD CUB THE PLACE
Gets Traaamlsalaslpal Golf Associa
tion Meet la Jane.
The Tranalmlsslppl Golf association has
accepted the invitation to hold the annual
tournament at the Omaha Field club course
in the latter part of June. This was de
cided by a vote taken by mail Wednesday.
There are fifteen directors In the associ
ation, and eight of these voted for Omaha,
five for Rock Island and two did not vote,
thus giving Omaha the choice. This privi
lege was ofTered to the Field club after the
St. Louis meet last year, but the directors
did not expect to have the new course in
readiness and were backward about accept
ing, preferring to hold the meet next year on
the new course. The Field club directors,
however, changed their minds and decided
to Invite the Transmlssippi association to
meet here and the play will be on the old
Field club course. . .-
WITH THE BOWLERS.
The Meti Bros, team won two games from
tho rtenos last night. Johnson won high
total for the Bluffs boys with 671 and Den
man had the high single game with 231.
MET 21 BROS.
1st. 2d. 3d. Total.
..172 169 158 49!)
179 170 169 518
179 169 184 . 532
........174 206 181 561
...231 149 181 661
863 873 2,671
...S87 . 941
On the Intz & Williams
Stephens V Smith's were defeated by the
Thurston Rifles, the Rilles capturing two
out of three. Score:
1st. 2d. Sri. Total.
jBaehr..... .........157 147 170 474
Solomon 201 147 S0 561
' Paxton 154 184 11 499
Havens 134 193 155 42
I'tt '.163 175 208 543
Totals .:.. 846 893 ' 2,549
1st. 2d. Sd. Total.
! Henrirks - 143 1 75 166 484
Hamblett 168 199 lhS 531
' Rice 130 143 160 483
Drlnkwater 183 155 ITS 510
Coughlun U0 141 144 515
Totals 834 833 807 2,474
'Varsity Wlna at Basket Ball. .
IOWA CITY. Ia Jan. 18-(8peclal Tele
gram.) Iowa took a lonar steD toward the
20 .145 state basket ball championship this after
10 .137 , noun by defeating the fast Orinnell college
nve Dy tne score 01 a to is. ne game was
filled with eensational playing. Iowa only
: ooa tne ieaa late in ins secona nan. r i ne
i for Grinnell and R&insell for iowa were
right forward Dehxan
Barton left forward Norton
Rainsell Center Wilder
Uuckner right guard Fisher
Morrissey left guard Rrundage
Coals from field: Barton. 4: Fisher, 6;
Ramsell. 6: Dehaan. t: Wilder, 1; Morrissey,
1, tin nun. 1. uoais irom tree throws
Finher, 1: Wilder, 1. Points awarded: luwa,
; Urlnnell, 1.
Iowa Man Oppoaea Knot Ball.
IOWA C1TT. 14.. Jan. IX. iSiwkMu! Tle.
gram.i Prof. A. O. Smith will reDresent tha
muie university 01 low at llie meeting of
me university conrej-enue on root ball to
morrow. Smith is reDreaentlna tha unlver.
ally sen t at the conference rather than
the board of athletic control. He has re
reived no instructions and the vlrws he ad
vances will be his own views. He will at
tempt to aeoure the complete abolition of
the intercollegiate conteat in foot ball as
wrll a all other college aports. It haa been
his pet theory for the naat vaar that all a
the evils ot the sport could be ascribed to
uomesis netween colleges. The university
ui urge aoes not Deiiwe in this policy at all.
Iowa Man Downs Virginian.
Wr.RBTER CITT, la.. Jan. lt-Special
Tvlee-ram.) Young Carson, champion mid
dleweight Wrestler Of Vhinl Inat m K M
Nicbols of l til city toiilglu, the lalu." win-
nine- two' falls straight In sixteen and fifteen f
minutes, both with bridge holds. Nichols
now claims the championship of the two
etntes, but will meet I'lergue of Port Dolge
ngaln to definitely settle the Iowa standing.
Attendance at tonight's boitf. 000.
ROIRKR I AFTKH IIKRM4S l,0H
Wants 1 ttr Veteran to Handle Hta
. Team This Year.
W. A. Rourke, base ball magnate of this
eltv, has returned from Chicago, where be
lias been In attendance upon the meeting of
the base ball louRiies. He said thut all of
the base ball managers of the country were
most enthusiasts over the prosjiecls for the
coming season and anticipated the banner
ear in the historv of base ball. "We will
open our season later than last year." said
Mr. Rourke,"and that will carry us on Into
the fall festivities.-when we w'lfl be able tb
do our share to entertain the crowds which
will came to Omaha. We will open May '2
and close October 1. I am trying to ar
range ii splendid series of exhibition games
to be played lieforo the opening of the sea
son, which will Include the Chicago Amer
icans, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Milwaukee.
"Tebeati and Griffiths were sat upon, as I
had predicted, but nevertheless they were
largely Instrumental In getting the single
man urait rule tnrougn. I remained in cm
cago to try to get Herman lxmg to handle
my team for me. 1 think that he can act
more out of a team than any other man
cm ager that I would be able to get, and this
was aemonstrateu nisi year with the team
which he kept up for Des Moines and the
new men that lie broke Into the game.
Even if he were unable to play much of the
time I think that he would he worth the
money to handle the team.
"The big leagues fear Class A managers
because there are some pretty strong -.men
in the minor leagues, such as Stalling, Mur
ray and Tebeau. whom the other fellows
must pay some attention to.
"We are to have a fine league. Pueblo Is
building a park right In the center of town,
a block from the postofflce, and this will be
Instrumental In drawing good week-day
Crowds. 1 liave several trnrleB IneilKutlnar
which will materially strengthuu the Omaha
FATAL PRIZE FIGHT I KKW YORK
Kl Goog) Goea Down aad Emtlrely
j , Oat in Seaond Round. i
NEW YORK. Jan. 18-"Kld" Goog. k
prize fighter, was killed In the second round
of 'a three-round bout toniirht In a nlar
known as George McFndden s club on Third
avenue.' Tiie mar) with whom he was fight
ing escaped and the police are looking for
Goog's real name was Nathan Roseberg
and his- opponent was known as "Kid"
Sis. .Each were 18 years of age. There
were about 150 spectators present, and
when Goog was round to be dying there
was much excitement. Four arrests were
made of men alleged to be connected with
In a clinch in the second round Bis. It Is
alleged, gave Goog a short arm hook al
most over the heart. When the men broke
Goog fell to the floor unconscious.
A hurry call was sent in for an ambu
lance after the crowd began to disperse
and Dr. Berliner responded. When he ar
rived he pronounced Goog dead.
WORK ON MAJOR LEAGVE SCHEDULE
Johnson nnd Pnlliam Will Attempt to
. Arrangre Xonconflletlna; Dates.
NEW YORK, Jan. 18 Ban Johnson and
Harry C. Pulliam, presidents of the Ameri
can and National Base Ball leagues, re
speetlvely,- did not have their proposed con
ference today as o the opening of the
coming base ball season. The delay was
attributed to the nonarrival of Important
papers from Chicago. The presidents of
the two leagues will meet here tomorrow,
and an amicable agreement as to noncon
flicting schedules is looked for.
President Johnson today appointed Clark
Griffith of the New York team; Connie
Mack, Philadelphia, and T. C. Noyes,
Washington, as a committee on rules to
meet Hanlon. Murphy and Dreyfus, a simi
lar committee of the National league, so
that they may come to a mutual agreement
at the schedule meetings of the big leagues
next month. ,
The two larger base ball leagues have se
cured 487 players for 1906, either by pur
chase, draft or reserve.
Rube" Waodell hus placed himself in the
hands of a specinllet to Insure the return
of his pitching arm In the spring.
President Bartlett of tho Colorado Auto
mobile club has arranged to tour Cuba this
winter ln-hts machine. He will consume six
weeks in going over the island.
Sam Crawford, one of tho ten American
league player to participate In 1&0 or more
games during the last season, better known
an Wahoo Bam, Is still in the city. He is
Keeping in condition ry long wlks anu
Dean L. W. Hoyt, chairman of the ath
letic committee of tne t Diversity of Denver,
passed througn Omnha this ween enroule
tor Chicago and otner m:dwest cities to
confer witn fetaijg, tost. King and others
to consider the possibilities of securing a
big game tor Denver Thanksgiving day..
Manager Gillan has announced a 1 tiler'
skuie race for newspaper men tor next Tues
nay nignt.. The first prize win be tickets to
tne Damroscn conceit tne toilowing u'cuis
day, the second prize a commutation ticket,
the third prize a box of cigars nn.l tho
fourth prize a silvery dollar. The L'a in
road, tickets were donated by the advance
" JJuoky Holmes, the new magnate of the
Lincoln base ball team in tne Western
league, la all puffed up over his chances
101 tne Coining uai. ana on his return froiu
tne -minor imue meeting in Cmctgo gave
out this-interview on his chances lor thla
year; "I am more tnan sutistied with my
new berth.- Everything has come my way,
and I am sura I can put my team well up in
tne raee and maxe it a financial success as
well. Lincoln is crazy for a real base ball
team, and 1 think 1 wi.i be able to deliver the
goods. It Is a booming tov.n and has many
wealthy men interested In the game. When
1 accepted the place I was given a, year's
lease on tne para ana more man enougn
with which to fit It up in good shape. I
bought' the entire team troin tit. Joseph,
.ia from what 1 have seen of the. men 1
do not see how it was possible for them to
niiisu so tar uown in me race as uiey aid.
There must, have been something wrong
witn the management, as the men I have
now would never keep a team in' last place
ir tney were nanaied properly, ay the
way, 1 have the best player in the Western
league on my ltt. 1 won't aay who he is,
but 1 recently received six oner is as many
days for hlin. The fact that he played
with a taiiena team caused mm to De over
looked by tne major leagues in the drafting.
He sureiy is a comer, und 1 feel that wim
my present bunch of players Lincoln will be
in tne money at tne end ot tne next west
ern league pennant race." This talk of
Ducky s refers to (Juillon, who will play
short for him.
INSURANCE MEN ARE TO MEET
Saperlniendent Drake off Washington'
Says Urge Convention Will
Be Held There.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. Superintendent
of Insuarnce Drake of this city, who Issued
a call a month ago for an Insurance con- actua, value of M rei, estate and per
vention In Chicago February 1. has mailed! , Dropariy locally assessed; a second
nPMila Ultar aA vlulna- rlalntrn tat 01 mt A " .....
a circular letter advising delegates regard
tng hotel arrangements and saying the prob.
abilities are that seventy-nve state officials
at least, will be in attendance.
"This," says Mr. Drake, will be more
than double the. number of officials, Includ-
deputies and actuaries, that has ever been
In attendance at any national convention
of insurance commissioners, besides there
will be many prominent Insurance agents
and officials, representing the several kinds
or . insurance, iruiu au porta, ui tne
country, several eminent lawyers, inter
ested In uniform state laws, and repre
sentatives of the leading insurance Jour
nals. I would suggest that you be on hand
as early as possible on the 20th instant
and have prepared drafts of such bill or
parts of one as you would like to have con
sldered.by the committee on laws and leg
islation of the convention."
Wednesday evening a pretty wedding waa
solemnised at the home of the bride's pa
rents. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Andres of
Omaha, when their youngest daughter,
Selma, was united In marriage to Mr. W.
Albert Wells, of Council Bluffs by Rev.
Luther M. Kuhns. Ths groom Is a promi
nent business man of Council Bluffs and
the bride is well known and popular among
a large circle of friends in her native city.
It was a quiet wedding, only the relatives
and Intimate friends of the contracting
parties being preaent. The bride was unat
tended and was simply but becomingly
gewned in white. A supper waa served to
i tha guests later In the evening.
rROM HISTORY TO TAXATION
Ms.tisg of Stat Historical 8ocitj Dir
cum Prtiant Day Problem. .
N0RRIS BR8WN ON .RAILROAD VALUATIONS
rraf. Rosa of state Inlverslty
Uovrtaor .Miekey Also Deliver'
Addresses oa the Same .
tKruni a Staff CurrenpoudenL)
LINCOLN. Jan.: 18,-MSpeclal.) The meet
ing of tha State Historical -society at St.
Paul's church tonight was devoted to a
discussion of revenue and railroad taxation,
each of the three papers read being on some
phase of this all absorbing question. Tha
church was crowded by people from all sec-
tlons of the state who are. hare-attending
the agricultural meetings, and the deepest
Interest was manifested. Following the set
program a general discussion of the subject
Prof. E. A.' Ross of the State university,
in discussing ' "The Problem ' of Railroad
Taxation," argued thst the railroads should
pay their proportion of the state taxes, and
In arriving at the value of railroad prop
erty the franclil should be considered as
a very valuable asset. -
Attorney General Norrls Brown, who has
just won the railroad tax cases In Ne
braska, and who Is thoroughly familiar with
all the details of railroad taxation in Ne
braska, explained in his address the various
ways of arriving at the value of railroad
property. He discussed at length the stocks
and bonds theory, the net earnings theory
and the valuation by considering the phys
ical property only. The Nebraska State
Board of Assessment 'had used all three of
these methods In arriving at the valuation
of railroad property in Nebraska.
Governor' Mickey gave an address on the
new revenue law and its workings. The
governor explained the 1ax system of -as
sessment under the old law and the greatly
Increased assessment of all property under
the new law. He then gave a -sketch of the
new law as It has been' Interpreted by the
State Board of Assessment a,nd Equaliza
tion. ' ' - ' ' ' ' '"
During the evening B. B. Gillespie gave a
baritone solo and Howard Klrkpatrlck gave
an organ solo. ' , "
Problem of Railroad Taxation.
Prof. Edward A. Ross of the University of
Nebraska read a paper on the "Problem of
Railroad Taxation." His points were:
Capital invested in railroads Is as able to
contribute to the support of the government
us oilier lunna 01 caoiuii. - . . . I
The fact that a certain fraction ot tne 1 '' . umc
total mass of property In the commonwealth, torlly, and that at this time he saw no
owing to the ease of concealing it,- utterly . 8crou, defects to be rectified. It was found
escapes - the assessor and- evades, taxat or , i llmw ,
constitutes no gooa reason ror aiivw.ua 1
the railroads a corresponding offset.
If without legal warrant the habit . has ,
tactlly grown up of assessing prppert at,
mnalriBrnhlv am Ihnn lis true Value. I. .CO
before entering It upon the assessment role.
a corresponding deduction must ire nmo"
from the true value of railroad property
. The monev vnlue of a railroad is not the
estimated price of its rails, ties, roadbed
and equipment separated and considered
,,- tm, thair line-but it Is their aggre
gate vnlue as a, going concern yielding profit
as a raurosa, noi u . i,,,.-
The nonphysicitl property of the railroad,
commonly known as, the franchise, Is
founded not on the Investment of capital,
but on the possession of traffic -not exposed
to competition. Far from being less able
to hear taxes i is morr nuii -than
most other forms of property. -
The market price of the stocKs and bonds
Of a railroad, as It is based on the capital
ization of prospective ramw irun i. j
Ml! ' SoOTr p2rP'on.7.d o control: I
is not entirely ssiisractorj r ...... T--un nuicui-
of the value ot .railroad property. , ment and a residue for the gradual extln-
hv capitalizing' at a low rate of Interest The governor then referred to the addl
the average net ln:ome from, opeiatlon tlonal work placed upon the State Board of
ln,r."f.h 5 JZHlV'ylTl yra7iroad 'property ' Equalization In preparing and issuing new
thus scleiitlnoally ascertained should be
-1 hr th. Kiat alone for state pur
poses nnd at the sam- rate as that borne
bv other forms of property taxed. -"t.,
i railroads are to contribute as
now In most states to local as well as to
11-. ...h t-urria roundhouses. renal
iioi.ii nan, offices, etc. should be
assessed by lo.-al assessor and taxed at the
local rate. Main line, rolling stock and
franchise In a word, all the rest of rail
road property-ehould be assessed by state
officials at so much per mile and assigned
to counties, towns and precincts in pro
portion to mileage..
If railroads are taxed on the gross earn
ings Instead of on property, and conse
quently at a rate distinct from and higher
than that Imposed -on property generally,
the difficulties connected with valuation
are avoided, but the public mind Is con
fused, the tax on gross earnings Is Invaria
bly fixed too low and the railroad com
panies bear far less than their Just burden.
Railroad Taxation In Kebraaka.
Attorney General Norrls Brown had' the
subject, "Railroad Taxation in Nebraska."
and discussed It chiefly as to the right of
the state to tax franchises and the meth
ods provided for finding the value of the
property of the companies. The. right of
the state to tax railroad properties -within
its borders is found la the constitution.
Section 1 of article lx provides:
valuatlon. so that every person and cor
! ..oration shall pay a tax In proportion to
j jne value of his, her or Its property and
franchises, the value to be ascertained In
such manner as the legislature enau uireci.
Mr. Brown paid Some attention to tne
passage of the present revenue law and its
provisions, especially ins constituting 01
the State Board of Equalization and As
sessment, which is composed of the gov
ernor, auditor, treasurer, secretary of state
and commissioner of public lands and build
ings. To this board the railroads are re
oulred by law to make a sworn return.
showing the amount of capital stock au-
thorized and tho number of shares; the
amount of capital stock paid up; the mar-
ket value or the true value of such stock
the total amount of all indebtedneas, ex-
... tf -nmtnt nneratlon: the location
return relating to the value 01 stoegs ana
bonds covering the entire property of the
railroad; a third return calls for the earn
ings, gross and net, for the year previous
to the assessment. Under this the board
ia enabled to have three tests of valuation:
First, the physical values, established by
the tangible property of the railroad; sec
ond, the value tested by its stocks and
bonds; third, the value tested by its net
Obtaining the Valuation.
How to obtain the valuation under the
physical test was explained by Mr. Brown,
who used a Nebraska road tor example.
This return showed the value per mile In
Nebraska of thla line to be 820.009. By
the stock and bond test, the value per mile
of this road In Nabraska was found to be
8102,000, and by the net earnings test it
was found to be (tD net earnings
being capitalized at per cent). These
sums averaged give a valuation per mile of
road In. Nebraska of t62.U0. but the state
board fixed the figures at $56,000 per mile,
allowing a very liberal discount.
The stock and bond test of valuation is
held to be the fairest of the three. It
depends entirely on the seining value of
the securities and rents on the rule enun
ciated -by Justice- Miller of the United
States supremo court In 1875. when he laid
down the principle as follows:
It ia therefore obvious that when you
have ascertained the current cash value of
the whole funded debt and the current
cash value of the entire number of shares,
you have, by the action of thoae who
above all others can best estimate it. as
certained the true value of the road, all
It. r.rnn-n v ii m faniLal Stock. and its
Vij ant nines; fur tbaan are all represented by
the value of Its. bonded debt and of the
shares or Its cspttsl stork.
Xehrnskas ew Revenue Low.
Governor Mickey, who spoke of "The
Revenue Law and Its Workings," said that
the new revenue law was born of necessity;
that while the law of 1879 was Just and
comprehensive as originally pused. It had
been so amended and emasculated by suc
ceeding legislatures that It waa no longer
suitable for the requirements of the state:
that It became the rule to measure the abil
ity of the aaxessor by. the low returns ht
made of the value of property within his
district and boards of equalization were
powerless to correct the lists In a manner
to. produce equitable assessment.
Relief from this condition bad long been
agitated, many of his predecessors calling
attention to the subject and that he. In his
first inaugural address laid stresa upon the
point, particularly railing attention to the
large Increase In the state debt, far In ex
cess or the constitutional limit. He said
that other legislatures had attempted to
pasa new revenue laws, but failed, and It
remained to the legislature of 1908 to puss
the hill now known as the "New Revenue
Law," and that since It had been In effect
over two assesmenta. It could be said that
the law possessed some merit.
Kot a. Party Measure.
The bill at Its Inception, suld the gov
ernor, was in no sense a party measure,
and expressed sorrow that in Its later
stages It developed Into a partisan question
In which the fuslonlsta were arrayed
against and the republicans supporting It.
The feature of the law which occasioned
the most criticism waa the provision re
quiring the listing of all property at full
cash value, which was no different from
the old law, the main difference being that
the new law provtded a punishment for non
compliance, while there was no penalty un
der tha old statute.' He said that under the
old system assessors met Just before start
ing to make assessment and decided a rate
of asessment regardless of the terms of the
law, discounting the true value, and assess
ing property at . from one-eighth to one
twelfth of . actual cash value. To argue
against this, provision of the new law, said
the governor, waa simply to argue for the
nonenforcemept of law.
The governor said that no valid objection
could be taken to the assessment of prop
erty at full value, as it would be easier to
correct mistakes and produce equality. One
of. the -most admirable features in the new
law as seen by the governor is that which
permits the State Board . of Equalisation
to equalize assessments in counties, keeping
the state; levy equal In all and changing
the assessment rolls on the different classes
of property to conform with the facts.
This provision :ls an amendment made in
1906 to the original law. The other points
In which the new law varies from the old,
1, , , .
takes were made, chiefly because the local
a,uthortlea failed to understand the terms
.fa,f. ,, ...
of the statute, and some crltlcsm aimed at
the law because of this fact had now dis
appeared. Law I pheld Every Time.
"As an indication of Its strength as an
equitable, legal proposition," said he, "it
has been vigorously assailed by those who
thought themselves aggrieved in the district,
federal and supreme courts, and ihat In
every instance the law has been upheld.
Some of the best legal talent In the country
lias been arrayed against It, butdn no par
ticular has It been weakened. It has re
sulted In the increaae of our grand assess
ment roll from $184,000,000 In 1903 to 8-Wi.OOO.OOO
In 1905, the latter figures being on a one-fifth
basis, and has provided the necessary funds
, schedules, educatjng assessors, construing
the law, bearing special interests and similar
work and said that the hoard feels that It
has accomplished a reasonable degree of
aUcoe.a. and thst the law will Increase In
Popularity as the people become more famil
lar with It.
Capitalised Too High.
The net earnings test Is based on the
capitalization of the net earnings at t per
cent, that being the rule fixed by the i
courts. Mr. Brown contends" that the fig
ure is too high, and holds that the net
earnings should be capitalized at i per
cent. This, because the roads are operated
on a 4 per cent basis, the bonds bearing
that rate of interest, and that being the
dividend paid. This makes a difference in
value per mile amounting to the difference
between fl,66.$6, the capitalization of
$1,000 at per cent, and 125,000. the capitali
sation of 11,000 at 4 per cent.
Offleera Aro Elected.
At the business session held last night the
following officers were elected: President,
Dr. Oeorge L. Miller of Omaha; first vice
president, R. L. Harvey of St. Paul; second
vice president, Dr. O. E. Howard of Lln-
nfklnf traaatirar fl T. nl.thaMl T .in.
I -"V W. Caldwell. I. D.
firtni 01 r.enesaw, ueorge t. snedd of
Ashland and Mrs. Minnie P. Knotts of Lin
coln were chosen as the new members.
Previous to the election of officers the
meeting waa devoted to eulogies of former
! Governor Furnas and H. H. Shedd, both of
whom died within the last year. The trib
ute to Governor Furnas was read by H. H.
Wilson and that to Mr. Shedd by George C
Shedd, a son-
Hardware Men Keep Busy.
MITCHELL. S. D., Jan. 18.-(Special Tele-
gram.) The hardware men's convention ad-
j Journed this afternoon after one of the
I busiest of sessions. The morning session
was devoted to an Interesting talk by M.
L. Corey, secretary of the national associa
tion, on the catalogue house business. The
following officers were elected: President,
E. D. Hawkins, Vermilion; vice president.
Otto E. Muller, Aberdeen; second vice pres
ident, F. J. Pixley, Montrose; secretary,
Noah Keller, Woonaocket; treasurer, B. G.
Wattson. Chamberlain. Executive commit
tee: E. Gregory, Alexandria; F. J. Buken
baum, Scotland; H. E. Johnson. Redneld;
F. Rummel, Sioux Falls; M. H. Gosche,
Mitchell; John Reper, F. O. Steensland,
BeresCord; Noah Keller, Woonsocket, and
B.. G. Wattson, Chamberlain. Messrs
Hawkins and Keller were selected as dele
gates to the national convention, which
meets in Chicago In June. Aberdeen was
selected as the place for holding the con
vention In 1907.
Shirt Factory Paya Well.
YANKTON, 8. D., Jau. 18 tSpecial.)-
Through Hon. W. M. Powers of this city it
Is learned that the 8tate Board of Charities ,
and Corrections, of which he Is a member.
Is well pleased with the state shirt factory
started at the Sioux Falls penitentiary. This
Institution, which cost the state the sum of
$8,000, is paying a good profit, and Mr. pow
ers said It was Immeasurably better than
setting the prisoners to cutting stone for
which there was no demand when it was
cut. The factory now gives steady employ
ment to 120 prisoners, whereas, under the
old arrangement, very few could be given
Snow Dees) la Wyoming.
GREEN RIVER, Wyo., Jan. 18. tSpetlai.
Reports from the Interior to the nertl
state that the country la waist-deep ir
snow. Traffic Is greatly impeded and stoc!
is now having difficulty to get to feed. Thf
feeding of bay has already been commenced.
DOCTORS FOR MEN
THERE are thousands of men whose minds' are weak and impaired, end
whose bodies are unsound id diseased. They suffer from the lollies end
excesses of youth, which weaken their physical and mental powers, 'liny
ire weak, nervous, tired,' dlszy, languid, despondent, and absent-minded: Imve
weak, aching back, palpitation of the heart, capricious appetite, tristful
dreams, a constant fear of tinrwmllug danger, night losses nnd day nnili.s
which unfits them for work, study, business or marriage. Others are suTer
ing from private diseases, juch as Gonorrhoea. Gleet, Stricture, Varicocele,
Enlarged Prostate or Hlood Tjlson. (Hyphills).
Are you one of these nmn? Atv you staggering under the burden t a
secret weakness, which is a law but sure drain on jour strength and vttuhtv?
In your present condition are oj tii to hold a responsible position? Can m.v
body rely on you, or can you taly on yourself? Is your body almost wrevked
nd your brain in a whirl? ;t is teirlblc to be In this condition, but it is n il
worse to allow it to progress and become more aggravated, for It will then f.ll
your whole life with failure. tniory and woe. There are thousands of ruined
and cheerless homes, fllk-d with discontent and unhapplness. hulking in love
and ' companionship, through Hi ., sexual w eakness and physical impuli'm-mt or
men whose years do not Justify such a condition. We have glsldend the .
hearts of thousands of young ad middle-aged men who were plunging toward
the grave, restoring them to perfect specimens of physical manhood, full of
vim, vigor and vitality.
We Cure Quickly, Safely and Thoroughly
Stricture, , Varicocele, Emissions, Nervo-Sexual Debility,
Impotency, Blood Poison (Syphilis), Rectal,
Kidney and Urinary Diseases
and all diseases and weaknesses of men due to Inheritance, evil habits, ex
cesses, self-abuse or the result of speclilc or private diseases.
We snake no misleading; statements or unbusinesslike propnsl
tlona to the a filleted, neither do wo promise to en re them In a few
day a nor offer cheap, worthless treatment in order to secure their
patronage, Honeat doctora of recognised ability do not resort to
sneh methods. Wo guarantee n perfect, safe nnd laatlnsr cure In the
qalekest possible time, without leaving; Injurious after effects In
tho ayatem. and at tho loweat coat possible , for henret, skillful
, and successful treatment.
rprc Oonsultatlon If you oannot oall write for symptom blank. -
lLfc ana Bzamlnatlon Office Hours I a. m. to 8 p. m. Sundays, 10 to 1 only.
STATE MEDICAL INSTITUTE
1808 Farnam 8t, Between 18th and 14th SU., OMAHA, NEB.
LAMBERT REFUSES TO SIGN
Bays Ee Woild Kot Fat Name U Suts-
aent Whetlsr Wtitsd.
PREFERRED NOT TO. CONVICT ' HIMSELF
Main Wttnesa In Ware Caae Rnne
the Gamnt of Direct and Cross
Examination and is Sot . . .
"X was . called into the office of Secret
Service Agent Wheeler the day , before
Thanksgiving, about 10 o'clock In., the morn
ing and asked by Wheeler to .sign, a cer
tain statement. I refused to sign the state
ment, aa I had already pleaded guilty to
the conspiracy indictment and did not
want to convict myself any further, ' said
Frank W. Lambert in his cross-exxunlna-tlon
Thursday afternoon In the Ware case
In the federal court. "I was out. on ball
at the time and upon my refusal . to sign
ths statement I was placed under heavier
bonds and taken to Jail. - I had seen Mr.
Frawley and Mr. Ware in the . meantime.
At that time I had -partly mode up my
mind to go in with Mr. Ware and Mr.
Frawley. The statement was claimed to
be a statement of facts 'and it was the
wording I objected to. The words objected
to were: 'Was to become a part of the
Ware holding.' I did not say the state
ment was not true, but that I would not
sign the statement that way. .1 nave not
signed the statement yet. I have not been
in Mr. Wheeler's office since then. Only
In Mr. Rush's office. Wheeler was present
on one or two occasions but for a short
"Yes, I have entered a plea of guilty
to the Indictments against me, but-have
not been sentenced yet.' My uncle, Elmer
Fehn of Council Bluffs,' has been to see
and talked with me and has advised me
what to do. He told me he would talk to
Mr. Rush." '
All of Thursday afternoon was devoted
to the cross-examination of Lambert. But
little of Importance waa elicited beside the
Incident stated above. -'
Severed Relatione with Ware.
"My business relations with George G.
Ware were concluded about February 20,
1906, as I had made up my mind to leave
Mullen," said Lambert,' Thursday morn
ing. "I had a talk with Ware at
Mullen before I left and told him
I had made up my - mind to leave. I
said to him that G. H. Cramer would carry
out the work. A balance of 120.20 was due
Mr. Ware which I turned over to Cramer
at the Mullen bank, ware sata ne isai
obliged to me and that settled It, as It was
the best thing he could do. He told me to
go ahead and turn over the list of names
and memoranda of entries to Cramer.
"Cramer was not present when I had the
talk with Ware. I afterward explained the
business to Cramer. Ware said he did not
like to see me leave. I did not talk to Ware
after this. I had written to him previously
and received a reply, but have destroyed
the letter. He stated in that letter that he
wanted to know who he could get to con
tinue the land business. In a previous con
versation on final proof matters, some time
after the Kinkaid act came into effect, he
said to me, 'It was worth the money to
keep the other fellow out.' "
Plan to Impench Lambert.
The attorneys for the defense undertook
to lay a foundation for impeachment of
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Skin Diseases, Sores and Ulcers, Contagious Blood Toison, and other troubles
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country, cured of such diseases, are daily recommencing it to others simt
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order, containing properties necessary to cure blood troubles of every character,
and which make it the greatest of all tonics. It goes iuto the blood and drives
out any and all impurities, and makes this stream of lfe strong and healthy,
and when this is done disease cannot remain. Being made entirely from roots, '
herbs and barks, chosen for their healing, purifying and building-up proper-'
ties, it does not injure any of the delicate organs or tissues of the body as da
those medicines which contain Potash, Mercury, Arscuic or other harmful min
erals, but cures safely as well as permanently. S. S. 8. reaches deep-seated
and inherited cases on which the ordinary Sarsaparillas and tonics have bo
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Lambert's testimony by questioning him
with regard to conversations he is alleged to
have had with various parties at Mullen rel
ative to propositions he had made to them
for procuring filings for them on the same
terms of his agreement with Ware. The
essential point to be brought out In these
alleged talks was that Lambert had said to
several of these parties: "No arrangement
was made with Ware by which the titles
to the lands should be vested In the IT. B. I.
Ranch company, or with Ware, after the
entrymen had made final proof on their
claims, but that Ware was merely to hava
use of the lands while the entrymen were
Lambert denied having told of any sucn
an agreement, and denied that any such an
agreement had been made with Ware. He
further denied many of the alleged conver
sations attributed to hint . in whole or In
part. The men with whom he is alleged
to have made the statements were Elijah
Hewett, H. B. Gardner. R. H. Schimmln,
F. M. Cuddebeck. Billy Rector, Peter Knud-sen,-
Elmer Mercure, A. F. Hants, H. J.
Lowe. G. II. Cramer and Walter Harding,
all of Mullen. . ,
Lambert's cross-examination was con
cluded at 6 o'clock and he will be recalled
for re-direct examination Friday morning
at $:30. - . .. .- -,' ..-, ,,; .. ;
Charles McKlbbon Entry.
The matter of the Charles McKlbbon en
try, final proof and subsequent deeding of
the claim to M. M. Wheeler of Deadwood,
by direction of Ware, was gone Into exten
sively This being the only case where the
alleged' conspiracy had been completed and
where the 8150 had been paid for the deed.
In this particular instance, however, the:
land deeded by the soldier, McKlbbon, la
located In Thomas county, near the Hooker
The defense has all along objected to
the Introduction of the McKlbbon trans
action on the ground that the land alleged
to. have been deeded In completion ot the
alleged conspiracy is not mentioned in tha
indictment, which alleges that all these
transactions occurred in Hooker county.
However, Judge Munger has reserved his
ruling on . this objection for the present
and permitted exceptions to be noted in
The McKlbbon transaction is similar to
those of the other old soldiers from the
Grand Island home, the expenses of trans
portation, filing, hotels, final proof, etc.,
being paid by Lambert, and for which he
was reimbursed by Ware. .
' How Deed Was Made.
Referring to the concluding transaction
of deeding the property over, Lambert
"Mr. Ware wrote me to have the Mc
Klbbon deed mijde out to M. M. Wheeler of
Deadwood and to have the transaction
carried on through the bank at Mullen.
About this time (September 23, 1904) ho
sent me 8350 for miscellaneous purposes,
$150 of which was to be paid to McKlbbon
on the execution of the deed. This 1150
was left in the bank and I told Cramer
to pay It to McKlbbon when he gave tho
deed. Cramer and I drew up the deed and
witnessed it. The deed wss dated Decem
ber 7, 1904, to which Cramer and I wera
witnesses. The deed was then formally
executed before a notary publio and Mo
Kibbon was paid the 8150." '
WATCHES, f renxer, loth and Dodge.
The city has issued building permits as
follows: Mrs. Annie Larson, $1,000 frame
dwelling at Forty-sixth and Burdens
streets; Elmer Carson, $1,500 frame dwell
ing at 3406 California; Mrs. Francis R,
Smith. $2,400 frame dwelling at 128 North
WO YEARS I
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