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THE OMAHA DAILY REE: SUNDAY. MARCH 11, 1906.
MORTESSES TO WITHDRAW
Formal Statement to Be Issued Some Time
M'GILTON ANNOUNCES HIS CANDIDACY
lodge Jmm aad eaatr hrMo to
Havo Coilrrrnr at Which It Will
Be Derided Which Is to Be
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 10. (Special.) State
Treasurer Peter Mortensen will Issue a
statement to the public the tint of the
week announcing his withdrawal from the
J race for the republican nomination for
governor. The attorneys employed by Mr.
Mortensen filed an opinion with him yes
terday that It was impossible for him to
Itet before the court with a cult to teat his
eligibility to hold the office of governor.
Thla determined Mr. Mortensen to with
1 draw from the race, and after a consulta
tion with friend to be held Monday or
Tuesday he will mnke formal announce
' ment of his Intentions.
In the meantime letter have been sent
out by Lieutenant Governor McUllton an
nouncing his candidacy for the place. Some
lawyers "tv,n here seem to think the sec- 1
Hon of the constitution which prohibits
Mr. Mortensen from being eligible to be
governor does not apply to Mr. MeGllton,-(
while others think both are Ineligible.
A meeting will be held here the first of
v the week, at which time It likely will be
decided whether Judge Paul Jesscn or
Senator Oeorge Sheldon will enter the race.
It Is understood should one of these desire
to be a. candidate the other will not enter.
The announcement of C. B. Dempster of
Doa trice Is also expected to be forthcoming
In the near future. The only avowed can
didates at thla time are John Wall, Speaker
Rouse and Lieutenant Oovernor McOtlton.
Attaraar Wants m Rehearing:.
Attorneys for W. L. Newby, whom the
district court of Saline county disbarred
from practicing because It was alleged
. Newby had forged a deed In a legal con
troversy, are In the supreme court, to have
the matter reversed and the charges
quashed. Attorneys for Newby assert
the district court had no right to disbar
Newby from practicing In all the courts of
the state, but that they have a remedy In
criminal proceedings If they desire to prose
cute the attorney.
Y'aa Darn Case Appealed.
Attorney General Norris Brown this
morning filed In the supreme court a brief
in the case wherein the Van Dorn Iron
Works Is seeking to compel Auditor Scarle
to Issue him a warrant for $3,328, alleged
to be due on a contract to construct steel
cells at the state penitentiary. Tne legis
lature appropriated JSO.OCO for the construc
tion of the cells. When all had been com
- pie ted with the exception of connecting
six of them with the sewers, the Board of
Public Lands and Buildings accepted the
Job and ordered the warrant drawn. The
contract called for the connections with
the sewer and therefore the auditor re
fused to allow the bill until the contract
was compiled with. In the lower court the
contractors won out and the State ap
pealed the cases.
Hetaera to Take Charge.
Rev. Mr. Helner and Mrs. Helner, who
founded the Tabltha Home eighteen years
ago and who managed It until last No
vember, when a self-appointed reform com
mittee ousted them and took charge of the
affairs of the home, are shortly again to
come Into their own. After four months
experience in managing the home the com
mittee has come ' to the conclusion that
Ita members have not the ability to carry
the load under which Mr. and Mrs. Helner
struggled for eighteen years and one by
one they' are getting from under.
Miss Sarah Harris, who was a member
of the committee which tried to create pub
llo sentiment against Mr. and Mrs. Helner,
resigned yesterday, as did Prof. Candy
of the State university. Dr. Bailey, who
has been considered a friend of the
Helner. also resigned. Attorney Lamb, on
behalf of Rev. Mr. Helner and other cred
itors of the home, has undertaken the
matter of selecting a new board to manage
the Institution and already Mr. Helner has
been sent out on the road to collect money
for Its maintenance.
Quackenbush, while the defense was ably
represented by Attorneys Flunk Revls and
Edward Fsloon of Falls City and Judge
S. P. Davidson of Tecumseh.
EDITOR ETTt.E A I.IBF.L. l IT
W. Hase rays Thomas Shelbley f
- NORFOLK. Neb., March 10. (Special.)
W. N. Huso, editor of the Norfolk Dally
News, has settled out of rourt the libel
stilt for IH.noo filed against him by Thomas
Shelbley of Ponca as the result of an ar
ticle which appeared In the News on the
eve of the first election of J. J. McCarthy
to congress In the Third district. The set
tlement was made In Sioux City this week,
and was announced in the editorial col
limns of the News this afternoon. Accord
ing to the terms of settlement, Mr. Huse
pays the costs of the trial In both district
and supreme courts and pays a stipulated
In the same editorial which announces
that the libel suit has been dismissed by
Mr. Slielbley a keynote Is sounded which
shows that there will be a bitter battle
put up against Mr. McCarthy next sum
mer fop renomlnation to his congressional
office, for which he has announced himself
as a candidate. Mr. Huse, In his open let
ter, gives warning of a vigorous campalgn
whlch will be waged against Mr. McCar
thy by the News, now that It has shaken
off Its lawsuit, and It Is known that the
leading republicans of Norfolk are In sym
pathy with this announcement, and will
also Join In the battle.
The libel suit Is one of a number which
grw out of articles printed by republican
papers In the district on the Saturday be
fore the Tuesday of McCarthy's first elec
tion. When these articles were sent to
the Norfolk editor by Mr. McCarthy's cen
tral committee, the announcement today
slates, the Norfolk editor seriously ques
tioned the propriety of printing them and
protested againBt publishing them.
"Assured by the chairman of McCarthy's
committee that the articles were true, and
accused of dlBloyalty In case they were not
published," says the editorial, "there was
nothing left to do. according to local poli
ticians, who brought pressure to bear, but
print in Order to save McCarthy."
The personal treatment of Mr. Huse by
Mr. McCarthy after the News had been
sued for libel on account of Mr. McCarthy
Is taken up In the editorial at some length
to show why the editor does not believe
that Mr. McCarthy is the man to be re
elected from this district. The article says
that after the libel suit was filed Mr. Mc
Carthy never called at the News office to
discuss the matter, never uttered one word
In regard to the case of the defendant,
made It a point to dodge from a conver
sation, and, further, when it was sug
gested to him that he ought. In fairness
to the newspaper, to stand a portion of
the expense of trial, It is said In the ar
ticle that Mr. McCarthy Is quoted as hav
ing declared: "I do not propose to stand
responsible for the vaporlngs of every
damned fcol newspaper man in the state."
He did, however, on the eve of his second
election. Issue a check for 2no to pay a
portion of the expenses Incurred.
The editorial closes with this paragraph:
It Is to be hoped that the republicans of
the district will this year place a candi
date In nomination who will not need such
defense that his supporters will become
Involved In libel suits as a penalty for help
ing him, and then be met with cold-blooded
Ingratitude and told that he Is a "damned
fool." I am even willing to admit that
I was that kind of a fool for supporting
McCarthy, but I hope never to be guilty
of a like transgression again.
Dr. Gaady Is Foand Galltr.
AUBURN, Neb., March 10. (Special.)
The trial of J. L. Gandy for attempting to
corrupt s witness named Frank Fisher,
which has occupied five days In the district
court, came to a close last evening. After
v hours' deliberation the Jury about mid
night rendered a verdict finding Dr. Gandy
guilty as charged. Great Interest has been
shown In the case.
The state was represented by Attorneys
H. A. Lambert. C. O. French and E. B.
TRAINS COLLIDE IJf BLIZZARD
Barllaa-toa Passenger and Freight
Meet oa Track Sear Sidney.
-SIDNEY, Neb., March 10. (Special Tele
gram.) A head-on collision on the Burling
ton occurred this evening between Marlow
and Dalton, twelve miles north of Bidney.
Owing to a severe snowstorm and heavy,
blizzard and bad working of wires only
meager details can be furnished. Passen
ger train No. 101 was running nearly twelve
hours late and fast freight No. 304 had
orders against them, but the orders were
evidently misunderstood and both trains
met on the main track. The fireman of
the passenger train was killed and the
two engineers are seriously Injured. Some
of the passengers were hurt, but not seri
ously. This is the first time any mishap
has occurred on this division, as It is one of
the best built feeders the Burlington owns.
The names of the fireman and engineers
could not be learned. Coroner Bassett and
County Physician 8towltts left on a special
train for the scene of the disaster.
8CHIYLER SHIPS SHEEP TO WEST
Tralnload Seat Over Union Paclge to
SCHUYLER. Neb.. March 10. (Speclal.
The largest single shipment of sheep made
from this point this winter was made
Wednesday, when Adolph and William
Dworak shipped fifteen cars to San Fran
cisco, Qal. The sheep had been fed here
all winter. The shipment required a special
Who is the Man
ii the Heart?
WHY, IT'S "HART WAN"
He's the great generous home furnisher who is
coming to Omaha, and who will say to his customtrs:
"You're welcome to all the credit you want. f you're
sick or out of employment no payments will be required
and in case of death all payments cease."
Like cut, large,
roomy and com
of select oak,
best of con
rocker that will
give every sat
isfaction as far
as wear and
appearance I s
sest, a special
Special agents for GlobeWer
nicke Elastic Bookcases
Agents Merrick Refrigerators.
On Sale Monday Morning
2,000 pairs plain Swiss with ruffles ami
tucks, some hemstitched and some
plain ruffle, about 35 styles jf'Jl
all one price, per pair HfmO
3,500 pairs stripe with good full ruffles
full length choice new curtains
the kind you have been pay- T (J
ing $1.25 a pair, for, per pair, m 30
Choice hemstitched curtains, spots and figures, washable
and up-to-date they are clean and new just -QP
opened up, exceptional values, at, per pair . . .v. .
5,000 pairs Imported Swiss Curtains, new patterns, they are
made so you can put them.in the tub with the rest of your
washing and they will come out fresh and no f f C
ripping of seams, special, per pair 1U
This last lot is of an extra quality, clear, no cloudy spots
in the Swiss, the patterns are new, the values were two
dollars once, we bought them so we can sell f C(
them at, per pair 1U
We call special attention to our madras and grenadine cur
tains, our own importation, they will make your Z 7 Q
bed room look compjete, per pair J J
Extension Rods, highly polished with extra heavy f
tube, at, each IsC
25c Shades, the best made in the world for the C
price, at ijC
Our Cretonne Bed Sets are attracting a good deal of atten
tion because they are beautifully made and Z C
cheap, with bolster cover, at, each i 3
Extra fine trillis cloth, 36 inches wide, for bed sets, J A
at, per yard .x jC
Silkoline, new patterns, per yard 10c
qiq.qi6.qi8 South Sixteenth Street.
New Spring Goods
We announce some very special values in new spring goods. We
deal direct with the makers, both foreign and domestic, and our large
output enables us to take advantage of special inducements made by
.manufacturers to take over quantities of goods that they can make up
during dull periods. Such was the case with Swiss Curtains that wo
place on sale Monday morning. There is a saving to you of fully 20 per
cent besides we import direct all China and Japan mattings. These
we offer at very special prices. Note carefully every item in this ad.
We have been appointed special selling agents by the Hoosler Cabinet Co. for
their superior make of Kitchen Cabinets before deciding to accept the agency,
we looked carefully into the construction, finish and arrangement, for conveni
ences in all the so-called good makes of kitchen furniture. It did not take us long
to see the many advantages the Hoosler has over other makes in point of construc
tion, finish, design and convenience. There Is another most important factor, that
Is, the price, they are at least twenty-five per cent less price than other cabinets
that have anywhere near like conveniences.
Come, see the entire new llne window display thla week, as well as special
display on Fifth Floor. .
Detroit Jewel Gas
Are recognized as the peer
of all gas burning stoves
of the world
Because they have
double protected walls
that keep the heat where
IIKCAISK there Is no
japan or paint to burn
or peel off when heated.
BECAl'SE they have
ample square ovens In
which four pies or cakes
may be baked at one
time on each rack.
BECA18K they are
easy to keep clean.
IIKCAISK they are
made in all styles and
sizes, and can be bought
to suit the convenience of
any home or pocketbook.
BECAUSE they cost
no more and burn less
gas than any other gas
Don't wait to want be
fore you look. Let us
show them to you now.
New large line
This one like
cut. highly hand
golden oak or
carved elsw oak
hack, choice of
Can also he fin
ished In Tanta
We are agents for Ostermoor
Mattresses and the "Cutter"
Famous Office Desks.
130.00 will buy one of our new spring pat
terns In a Blgelow Kymrlc or Smith Wilton 9x11
rug. Our spring line of patterns is a most
desirable one to select from now.
MATTINGS. MATTINGS. MATTINGS.
Our own Importation direct from China and
Japan. We can save you money on your mat
Matting, to to W pounds to roll, price 10c tf
per yard. 40-yard roll qJO.UV
Special Japanese Matting, price 15c per e
yard, 40-yard roll ,KJ
Extra Heavy China Matting, price 15c per fi f(
yard, 40-yard roll V.VV
Matting, 60 to 86 pounds to roll, price 35o 2 ftft
per yard, 40-yard roll WA,M
Extra Fine Japanese, price 26c per yard, fi Of)
40-yard roll u,ou
Extra Fine Japanese, price 30e per yard, ffl fi(
40-yard roll iVJ. JU
Plain White China, price 40c per yard, f A f)f)
' 40-yard roll I'.VV
W are agents
for the cele
there are none
Bissell O o 1 d
Douglas SIS and
have one sent
out on one
week's trial and
If not satisfac
train and was sent west over the Cnlon
Farm Value In Saunders Coaaty.
ASHLAND, Neb., March 10. (Speclal.)
Sevenry transfers of real estate were tiled
at the register's office the first week of this
month. The aggregate amount of these
deeds was S-tW.793. The prices ranged from
$75 to $125 an acre. 'The latest sale was at
1125 an acre, a forty-acre tract belonging
to James Pop near Prague. Large numbers
of farmers selling out have bought larger
tracts of cheaper land In central and west
rni of Nebraska.
BEATRICE Work on the new Burling
ton depot at this place will be started
about April 1.
BEATRICE Diphtheria yesterday caused
the death of the little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Meyex, who reside six mllos weBt
of the city.
WEST POINT Hon. F. D. Hunker of
West Point, state representative from
Cuming county. Is being mentioned for the
democratic nomination for congress.
BEATRICE Roy Ptckham. the boy who
disappeared from his home In this city
Thursday afternoon, was found yesterday
by the officers and returned to his parents.
BEATRICE James Coon, who was .ar
rested here recently on the charge of hav
ing gambling devices in his possession,
was given a neuring in police court Satur
da yand acquitted.
WEST POINT The new town of Uehllng
on the Great Northern has thirteen busi
ness houses and two residences completed
and seven business houses and one resi
dence in course of construction.
BEATRICE At a meeting of Beatrice
council No. 124. Knights and Ladles of
Security, Charles J. McCall was elected
delegate to the congressional convention
which meets In Beatrice April 26.
SCHUYLER Maple & Ehernberger Bios,
will succeed at once to the' undertaking
and furniture business of Cui.a Uros. The
deal gives Maple & Ehernberger Bros, ono
of the largest retail stocks in the slate.
HL'MUULDT Richard L. Standerford
and Miss Catherine Viyer were united In
marriage at the home of the bride's parents,
the ceremony being performed by Rev.
John Calvert of the Methodist church in
BEATRICE M. Orlundo W. Vandeveer
of Lincoln Kpd Mrs. Ora L. Kennedy were
united In marriage at the ho:ne of the
bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. P. Click,
near Filley. They will make their home
SOUTH BEND The new Joint signal
service at the Rock Island and Burlington
crossing at this point has been completed
and Rock Island train are no longer ob
liged to make the stop at the end of their
Platte river bridge.
M'COOK The district convention of the
Degree c' Honor will be held in McCook
April & and 1'ti. The local lodge has com
menced making arrangements for enter
taining the delegates which will represent
all southwest Nebraska.
WEST POINT Former Schuol Superin
tendent William Collins having sold his
rami, has lull wltn his lamiiy tor Uridley,
Cal., where he will enguge in fruit raising.
Mr. Collins has been a resident of Cuming
county for twenty-live years.
ASHLAND A reception was tendered by
the Women's club to MibS Edna Bullock,
secretary of the btate Library comiuiMHioii,
In the city library rooms, after Miss Bullock
hud conferred with the library commuted
and had addressed the club members.
BEATRICE The Young Men's Christian
association building at tins place Is nearly
completed. The plasterers will be put to
work on the block next Tuesday and
Wednesday and It is the Intention to have
the building completed in a few weeks.
CLAY CENTER District court has been
In session here since Thursday morning,
Judge L. U. Hurd presiding. Civil jury
cases have so far occupied the attention
of the Jury. The two criminal cases u
the docket will be tried the first of next
CRETE "A RusFlan Honeymoon," pre
sented by the University of Nebraska Dra
matic ciub Friday evening, was well at
tended and in mil enocd by the people of
Crete. The play was girn under the
auspices of the Doann College Athletic as
sociation. SCHl'YLER Schuyler attorneys inter
ested In the Platte river bridge case were
in IJuooln Tuesday and Wednesday. The
supreme court appointed Judg Sullivan of
Columbus as referee. He will lake evi
dence and decide the case not later than
BEATRICE There was a large attend
ance at the annual meeting of the Beat
rice Woman's club held at the home of
Mrs. A. V. Ror-.nson yesterday. These
officers were elected: Mrs. F. C. LaSelle.
president; Mrs. Jennie fctarn. first vice
president; Mrs. A V. Robinson, second
vice pres.dent; Miss Katheilne Howe, cor
responding secretary: Miss Erin Johnston,
refolding secie'.ai) ; Mrs. G. H. Van Home,
treasurer. The department leaders are as
follows: Mrs. G. E. Emery, literature;
Miss Julia Feller, art; Mrs. Helen M.
Drake, history; Mrs. 8. C. Smith, current
topics; Mrs. Will Graham, home topics;
Miss Marian Lester, music; Miss Katherlne
Howe, nature study.
BUTTE The contest held at the court
house by the Butte school was a Kreat
success, tho object being to select three
to enter the county contest to be held
later. The successful contestants were:
Mary Barnum, dramatic; Grace Olmstead,
humorous; Grace McFarlaud, oratorical,
WEST POINT The offloe of the county
clerk of Cuming county has been deluged
with business lor the last week. During
the first three days of March seventy-two
deeds, mortgages and releases were filed
for record. The mortgages released
amounted in the aggregate to more than
W EST POINT It is announced that
Henry and Joseph Hunker and J. E. Hugg
have purchased a controlling Interest liutlie
First National bank of Humphrey. The
Hunker brothers are among the oldest busi
ness men of West Point and have lately
sold out their lumber interests. Intending
to retire from business.
AINSWORTH Iast night nt S o'clock
the marriage of Mr. Bert E. McDonald of
Alnsworth to Miss Bertha A. Larue of
Nordln, Neb., was solemnized in the par
lors of the Alnsworth house. Judge War
rack officiating. The contracting parties
stand high In society. They will make
Alnn worth their future home.
HUMBOLDT It is understood that Judge
Eugene A. Tucker, late of tho federal
bench in Arizona, has decided to locate for
the practice of law In the southern part
of California, either at Los Angeles or
Long Beach, to which point he went sev
eral weeks since. Mrs. Tucker Is arranging
to leave next Sunday to Join him in their
WEST POINT The Womans' club met
at the home of Mrs. A. F. Walla, who reud
a paper on "A Trip to the Yellowstone
Park." Officers were elected as follows:
President, Mrs. George Korb; first vice
president, Mrs. Lizzie Krausc; second vice
president, Mrs. H. S. Summers; secretary,
Miss Carlotta Crawford; treasurer, Mrs.
M'COOK Thr Burlington Railroad com
pany Is preparing for the Impending strike
in t lie bituminous coal region by completing
arrangements for the conversion of ull its
engines on the McCook division to "lignite
burners." Materials ofiall kinds necessary
have been collected here and the change
can be perfected In a few hours on each
locomotive. The company owns the "lig
RAVENNA Mr. Brady Hanson, after
twenty-four years spent In tie service of
the Burlington railroad, ten years of the
time having been foreman of the Kaveiinu
roundhouse, tendered the company his
resignation last week and this week It Is
announced that he will lie relieved on the
17th Inst, by Mr. L. B. Garry, who for sev
eral years has been foreman of the round
house at Aurora.
BEATRICE The annual reception and
banquet of the P. E. O. society was held
lust evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
fc.. U. Drake. There were about t-eventy-
tlve guests In attendance and the affair was
one of the mott elaborate functions of the
season. M'ss Minnie Davis was toast
mlslress and toasts were responded to by
various members of tine party.
HUMBOLDT Mrs. J. C. Fergus died at
her home, several miles nnrtheust of the
city, at an early hour this morning, after
a severe illness extending over a week.
She leaves three sons, residents of the
home neighborhood, and one daughter, Mrs.
Oma Johnston of Beaver City, Neb. All
were at her bedside when the end came.
Her husband, the late J. Corwin Fergus,
one of the well known pioneer farmers
and stockmen of this section,, died only a
A1N8WORTII Last Wednesday evening
there was a quiet wedding at the Meth
odist Episcopal parsonage, when Mr. Her
man E. Primmer was msrried to Miss
Sylvia Thrush, Kev. J. A. Johnson of tne
Methodist Episcopal church officiating.
After a short reception the hnppy couple
went immediately to their new liiinv on
the Richurd Osborne farm, just north of
town. Their many friends unite iu giving
their best wishes for their future.
DILI.ER The village primary renomi
nated four members of the present villago
board, viz: Alex Bell, J. U. ran.lt i n.
Thomas P. Price and J. B. Wright. Elmo
Hartley received the nomination for the
fifth member of the board. The matter of
building a town hall was again brought up
and the village board Instructed by vole
of the taxpayers present to levy a B-nilll
tax fur the purpose of erecting a building
Urge enough In which to bold village pri
maries, council meetings. elections and
other similar meelimis.
BEATRICE J. H. Sparks, the bridge
contractor and the older members of tne
Board of Supervisors spent considerable
time yesterday in going over the bridge
business In which Mr. Sparks is interested
and adjusted several matiurs, among which
we the filing of a claim for the building
of the Freeman bridge, amounting to
117.'. Mr. Sparks slated to the board
that he stands ready to correct any error
found to exist ii any of his claims against
Gage county. The board has not yet made
a settlement with W. W. Wright, ex
county treasurer, as it is waiting for a
written opinion from the county attorney
relative to the matter of retaining money
for clerk hire.
WEST PdNT " The Cuming County
Farmers' Institute has been permanently
organized with the following officers: Presi
dent. Charles Y. Thompson; vice president,
J. C. Elliott; secretary. C. A. Anderson;
treasurer, Anton Gentrup; executive com
mittee, Martin Bysong. Samuel liecken
hauer and Adam Schifferl. At the last
meeting there were nine entries In the corn
contest. William Mohler of Falls City
acted us Judge and awarded the following
prizes: First. S7; John Buns, Yellow Dent.
Second, Jo; H. Suss, Iowa Sliver Mine.
Third. $3; A. Schifferl. Yellow Dent. A
constitution and bylaws were adopted and
the organization was named "The West
Point Farmers' Institute society.'' The an
nual dues are 60 cents.
TO PROTEST THE PROSECUTION
Mass Meeting to Be Held In
York to Disease Idaho
NEW YORK. March 10 Notice of a
mass meeting to protest against the con
viction of the men alleged to have been
concerned In the assassination of former
Governor Steunenberg of Idaho were dis
tributed in this city today.
The call for the meeting is not signed.
It read as follows:
Prevent this murder by attending the
protest muss meeting, arranged by the or
ganized workment of this city, to protest
against the illegal Imprisonment and In
tended murder of Messrs. Mover. Haywood
and other officials of the Western Federa
tion at Miners.
The arrest of these men Is a crime and
only by united action will we save their
lives. All attend the protest meeting and
bring our friends and shop mates.
The meeting Is set for March 13 at the
Grand Central palace. "
Plattsmoatb Case Awaits.
The hearing on the application for un In
junction applied for by the Plattsmouth
Water company against the city of Platts
moiiih tins been continued until March 20.
In the meanwhile the temporary Injunction
will irmaln in force. Suit was brought to
restrain the city council of Plattamouth
from passing and enforcing an ordinance
declaring the franchise of the water com-
4'onfesaea to Killing I nele.
PAGOA SPRINGS. Colo., March 10. An
armed guard has been placed around tho
Jsll here to prevent the lynching of Oral
Weir, who has confessed to having mur
dered his uncle. Joseph Weir. Weir's
money und drafts were found in the young
OLD MURDER IS REVEALED
Body of Hi Touns: Unearthed by Coyotes in
FATE OF A MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Recognises Men Who Came to
Lynch Him and Is Killed and
Horses Takea front
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. March 10.-l8pe-cial.)
The authorities of Butte county, sit
uated In the extreme northwestern portion
of South Dakota, after persistent efforts,
have thus far been baffled in their at
tempts to solve a mystery of the range.
Butte county is in the great cattle range
section of the state and is occupied largely
by the herds of cattlemen.. The mystery
which the au.norltiea are endeavoring to
solve is as to who was responsible for the
death of Hy Young, an Englishman with
high connections in England, whose re
mains were found near the ranch estab
lished by him in Butte county.
Young severs years ago arrived In Butte
county with a small herd of horses, which
he ranged along Grand river and In the
"breaks" back from that stream. As a
motive for his assassination It is said that
he became possessed of information which
would case trouble to parties in that
region If divulged to the authorities. It
has been learned that shortly before the
disappearance of Young from the neigh
borhood some of these parties formed a
posse with the Intention of proceeding to
Young's home and killing him. They en
deavored to work up sentiment against
him, claiming he was a menace to the
The Englishman had in the meantime
heard of the proposed visit, and, gathering
a party of friends, awaited the coming, of
the lynching party. Some of the posse,
after reaching a point about 200 yards
from Toung's cabin, refused to proceed
any farther and the posse stopped for a
The men in the cabin with Young could
see them and wanted to open fire upop
them, but were restrained by Young, who,
having nothing to fear from the law, did
not wish to kill anyone unnecessarily.
Merry Costa Life.
His mercy cost him his life some days
later. After the danger of the lynchlmr
had passed Young visited Healey, the post
office of that vicinity, and in conversa
tion with a storekeeper there told him o'
the affair, saying that he. had Identified
the members of the posse. Young In
formed the storekeeper that his (Young's!
life was In danger and that his Intention
was to gather up his horses and leave tho
country. He stated he would start the
work of rounding up his horses In a few
The following day Young commenced this
work and was seen by one or two people
who knew htm while he was thus engaged.
From that time until his skeleton was
found half burled in the noil at the foot
of a felled pine tree In a lonely place near
Grand river not the slightest trace of him
could be found. His stock disappeared
from the range and not a hair or hide nf
the horses have since been seen.
The crime would never have been re
vealed had not coyotes been drawn to the
spot. These scourges of the plaint had
partially uncovered the skeleton, thus as
sisting Justice In the effort to avenge what
was one of the most cold-blooded murders
In the history of South Dakota.
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Mitchell gelerts Orator.
MITCHELL. 8. D.. March 10. (Special
Telegram.) The local oratorical contest of
Dakota Wesleyan university was held last
night before an audience of 800 people.
An orator was selected to represent the
college at the Intercollegiate contest to bo
held at Huron in May. Ralph C. 8haarer,
whose subject was "Saxon against Slav,"
was the winner, and John Dobson, whose
subject was "America's Greatest Prob
lem," was given second place. It was the
strangest contest ever held by the local
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Noit la Nebraska, Iowa and Sooth
Dakota Today Fair
WASHINGTON. March 10 Forecast of
the wenthcr for Sunday and Monday:
For Nebraska and South Dakota Snow
Sunday; Monday fair and warmer.
For Iowa Snow Sunday, colder In east
and southern portions; Monday fair.
For Kansas Snow and colder Sunday:
Monday fair except snow in south portion.
For MisKouri Know and colder Sunday
except rain in southeast portion: Monday
For Colorai? Snow in eaut. heavy In
mountain districts und colder in west por
tion Sunday; Monday snow.
For Wyoming Snow Sunday and Monday
except fair in northeast portion.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU,
OMAHA, March 10 official reci.nl i.f tem
perature and precipitation, ci.mimred with
the corresponding day uf the last three
Mean temperature ....
Temjieratnre and precipitation departures
from the' normal at Omaha since March L
and comparison wltn the last two years:
lH-riclency for the day
Total excess since March 1
Excess for ttie day
Totr.l rainfall since March 1
Deficiency since March I
Deficiency for cor. period in lC.
i Lvhiinuy for cor. terlod In l!t..
i T indicates trai-e f precipitation.
U A- WELSH. LoosJ Forecasts
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