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SALOON CASES CP IN COURT
Citj Attorney Brwn and Attorney Thorn m
Appear in Bnprerae Court.
BREEN QUESTIONS THOMAS' GOOD FAITH
Irrigation Board Meets and Hears
Report ml Work Done During
the PmI Yen fcy Sec
.TIE OMATIA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY. 'APRIL
From Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April 4-(8peclal-Clty At
torney Breen and Elmer E. Thomas, at
torney for the Omaha Civic Federation,
aired the troubles of the board and the
people of Omaha before the supreme court
this afternoon In the moat approved
fashion. The history came out In the cane
wherein Thotnaa la trying to get tho board
to pay for the transcript of testimony
offered tn the protest cases which he filed
against the granting of a number of saloon
licenses, and Breen wants to save the
board from this expense. In the lower
court Thomas secured a mandamus to com
pel the board to furnish the transcript at
once and the board appealed. ,
The case was set for oral argument yes
terday, but as neither lawyer was here
the court allowed them to take it up to
day. Breen argued that Thomaa did not
want the transcript for the purpose of ap
peal to the district court from the de
rision of the board, but merely to hold
as a club over the heads of saloon men
to compel them to keep an agreement
made with the Civic Federation regarding
Sunday closing. Breen further said the
board had no money with which to pay
for the transcript, which would coat in the
neighborhood of $5,0 .
in answer to the latter argument,
Thomas said the members drew pay at
the rate of $S an hour for what work they
did, and besides that they employed a clerk
who was paid $1,200 a year. There was
no reason, Thomas said, why this clerk
should np be a stenographer and furnish
the transcript for nothing and incidentally
earn his salary. Then Mr. Thomas went
arter the Board of Fire and Police Com
Board of Irrigation Meeting:.
The 8tate Board of Irrigation held its
semi-annual meeting this afternoon and be
sides approving the actions of the secretary
during the last six months, It held up a
claim filed by Prof. O. V. P. Stout, who Is
In charge of the government experimental
work, for $1,800: The last legislature ap
propriated $5,009 to be used In this work un
der the direction of the government, the
latter at the same time agreeing to give
$5,000 to the work. Prof. Stout, In charge of
the work, has been experimenting with
wells out in Chase county along the French
man liver, to see what will be the cost of
getting water for Irrigation purposes. At
Lexington experiments are being made In
drainage. This land has alkali in It and the
government Is trying to find a way the al
kali can be taken out by means of drain
age pipes beneath the ground. Later, ex
periments will be made In the western
counties to see Just how little water can
be used to Insure a crop.
The bill filed by Prof. Stout was held up
because no statement had been filed with
the governor that the government bad ap
propriated an equal amount of money.
The' report of Secretary Dobson. filed
with the board and approved, showed he
had approved sixteen applications for water.
dismissed six petitions, cancelled twelve,
Issued twenty-five certificates of approval.
Issued three certificates extending time
five applications of extension .were refused.
one motion taw. a. rehearing was denied and
two petitions for relocations were approved,
Aiirumcst Qseitlos Decided.
The State Board of Assessment met this
afternoon to pass upon the question of
where cattle should be assessed. In the
county In, which they are pastured or where
the owner resides. The assessor of Dawson
county assessed cattle which were being
pastured In Custer county and the asses
sor of the latter county also got them on
his rolls. Tha board decided the cattle
should be assessed where they are pastured,
Farmers to Qalt Easiness.
The Farmers' Grain and Stock company
of Kenesaw filed a statement with the sec
retary of state today that as soon as it
' could wind up Its business It would cancel
Hedfara Doubles I p.
E. L. Redfern, some time state chemist
has been appointed by Governor Mickey
as deputy food commissioner to succeed W
F. Thompson, resigned. The salary Is $1,500
a year. Mr. Redfern will continue to act as
chemist and will also do hia own steno
graphic work, which will be a saving to
the state of $1,150 a year. Mrs. Thompson
formerly acted as stenographer and was
paid for the time she put In. Last year she
worked Ave months. The governor will
appoint no other stenographer or chemist,
but will , have Redfern do all the work In
School Boada Registered.
The city of Grand Island this morning
registered $60,000 School bonds voted to
erect a high school building. Owing to the
history of the bonds they have been held
up for some time, but were finally passed
by the legal department. The town of
Henderson , also registered $5,000 water
Politicians Are Gathering-.
John Wall, Senator Fries and Congress
man Pollard reached town tonight and all
will remain until after the state commit
tee meeting tomorrow night, though the
two ' candidates for. governor said they
cared not what the date of the convention
is to be. Mr. Pollard's committee meets
Friday night. As yet Pollard Is unde
cided whether to urge a primary.
It was reported here tonight that Con
gressman McCarthy was dangerously ill
at his home In Ponca, though the report
could not be veritled.
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In the Lincoln Insane hospital this morning
after having been an Invalid for years.
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her protests and the protests of her crip
pled son about a month ago by represent
atives of the charity organization of this
city. She. began to decline as soon as
taken from her old home and death re
sulted this morning. When informed of his
bereavement the crippled son became hys
terical and tt Is believed he cannot long
retain his reason, but will have to be
taken to the asylum. Mrs. Massey was
born In Canada and was the mother of
twelve children, whose addresses are not
known to friends of the dead woman. Her
husband died many years ago in this city.
Pratrle Fire Near Harwell.
BURWELL, Neb.. April 4.-Special.)-A
prairie fire has been raging In the hills
northwest of town on the Gracy flats for
the last two days and much hay has been
destroyed. So far as reported no other
property of any kind has been burned, but
hundreds of acres of land have been burned
over, which will make the spring pasture
late. At the last report this afternoon the
fire was under controll.
News of Nebraska.
ARLINGTON Some wheat Is being
sowed, but the weather is too cold for
oats and garden planting.
CAMBRIIX3K A snow of three inches
fell here yesterday. This will retard spring
plowing for neveral days.
ARLINGTON Much tile is being laid on
the Klkliarn valley and other wet lauds.
The farmers are buying tile by the car
CAMBRIDGE A. W. Bly has purchased
the V. W. Mttlone alfalfa ranch two miles
east of Peaver City. The price paid was
flO.WO. This is one of the fluent ranches
in the Beaver valley.
WE8T POINT The spring farm work
has commenced in Cuming county generally
by the seeding of wheat on the high lands.
The ground ix In magnificent shupe for
the reception of the seed.
PLATTSMOI TH In compliance with an
edict from County Attorney C. A. Rawla
of this city, all of the slot machines that
were in operation in Eagle, In this county,
have been put out of buslnexs.
TABLE HOCK Wayne Hiiitth. the 4-vear-old
sin of Mr. and Mrs. Waller C.
Smith, dleit after an illness of twenty-four
hours with a d Infant havlna: all the
symptoms of ptomaine poisoning.
KIXIAR Another heavy rain fell here
yesterday afternoon and evening. The
ground was still too wet for spring plow
ing and the suuking it got again yester
day will still materially returd spring
CAMBRIDGE A freight car filled to the
roof with farm machinery for dialers at
McCnok, cauKht fire here yesterday morn
ing and was totally destroyed together wlih
all its contents. The loxs on machinery is
estimated at to.tvu.
CAMBRI1KJE 8. A. BennlHon. for
eighteen years a merchant of David Citv,
Net)., has purchased and moved to a
half-section of lund soul li west of Cam
bridge. Mr. Hennlson has engaged In
farming fr the benefit of his health.
CAMBH1DGK The J. W. McClintlck
quarter of land on the divide northeast of
Cambridge sold last week to an eastern
party for Sb.&ou. This lann has very few
iinproveii ents end the pi Ice paid Is con
sidered quite high for a western Nebraska
OAKLAND Pimt Grand Master Robert
Evans and Grand Custodian Robert E.
French were present at a special meeting
of the masonic iraternitv Tuesday eve
ning, giving Instructions. The meeting was
very profitable as well as enjoyable lo alll
BEATRICE William Was: ham. govern
ment weather observer, reports that the
snowfall during the month of March in
this vicinity was eighteen inches. The pre
cipitation for the month, which included
rain, hall and melted snow, amounted to
NEBRASKA CITY-J. T. Morey of the
Institute for the Blind has been notified
that the institute has been placed on the
I'nlverslty of N-braka list of accredited
high schools. The new order places the
graduates of the school for the btuid on
a par with the high school graduntes over
the state so far as entrance to the State
University Is concerned. ' Already one
alumnus of the Institute for the Blind has
graduated from the State University,
Roy Clark of StrpmHburg.
BEATRICE The Gage County Medical
society held a meeting at the Paddock
parlors yesterday afternoon and transacted
considerable routine business. Those from
out of the city who attended the meeting
were Dr. Chldester of Western and Dr.
Pickett of Odell.
NEBRASKA CITY Black leg has broken
out in the hers of cattle in this vicinity.
Today a tine animal belnnKlng to William
liawke. who resides west of the city,
died of the disease. A veterinary surgeon
was called and the entire herd of cattle
were Inoculated with an anti-blackleg
OAKLAND W. II. VanCleve of this
city left Tuesday for Chicago, where lie
becomes manager of "A Life's Mistake"
company, in which he has a half interest.
The company will travel during the sum
mer months in Michigan, Wisconsin and
Illinois. They have secured the sole
rights for the play in several other states.
EDGAR Thomas Border died at the
home of his son-in-law, M. P. Dawson, of
this city Saturday night, and his funeral
was held yesterday at 10:30 a. m. Mr. Bor
der was M years of age and had voted at
seventeen presidential elections, casting his
vote first for General Harrison in 1M0
and his last vote for Theodore Roosevelt
BEATRICE At a meting of the board
of directors of the German National bank
vesterday these officers were elected:
William A. Wole, president; W. P. Nor
cross, vice president; Dwlght Colt, cashier;
H. W. Ahlqiiist, assistant cashier. The
directors are W. A. Wolfe. W. P. Norcross,
Dwight Colt, F. B. Sheldon and J. S.
PLATT8MOCTH In the district court
recently Judge Wheeler gave Ed Brantner
of this city, a Judgment against the Burl
lnaton Railroad company In the sum of
JS.oiiO for Injuries received while In the
employ of the comany as switchman In
Pacific Junction. The case has Just been
appealed to the supreme court by the de
BEATRICE Word was received here
yesterday of the death of R. J. Huntling,
who recently went to Minonk. 111., to
visit with friends, which occurred yester
day morning after a week's Illness of In
flammation of the bowels. He was flfty
three yea,m of age and leaves a widow and
twelve children, all residents of this city.
The remains will be interred at Minonk.
Sl'PERlOR The Grand Army post of
this city at lta meeting this wet k com
pleted arrangements for Memorial day.
Sunday, May 27. Veterans, with members
of the W omen s Keller corps, will in a
body attend servlctB at the Methodist
Episcopal church; sermon by Rev. W. G.
Brown. Memorial day. May 30, services
will be held at the Methodist Episcopal
NEBRASKA CITY The Women's Pres
byterlal Missionary society of- the- Ne
braska City Presbytery, convened in ses
sion In this city this evening. About fitly
delegates were present at the opening
session. MriJ. A. L. Clark, president of the
society, ana Dr. Alexander Wilson of
India addressed the meeting and a
special musical program was rendered.
The convention will remain in session until
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ELECTIONS OUT IN STATE
Wet or Dry Practically the Only Issue
Before the Voters.
SOME UNEXPECTED CHANGES RECORDED
Peculiar Coadltlon at Shelby, Where
the License Ticket Is Withdraws
ad tha Wet Sapporters
CAMBRIDGE, Neb., April 4. (Speclal.)
At the city election today a proposition
to hold a special election to vote $20,000
worth of bonds for a water works plant
was carried by a large majority,
HARVARD. Neb., April . (Special. )
The high license ticket was elected by
large majorities all through, except for
city engineer, Fred Howard being elected,
the nominee of the high license refusing
to allow his name to be used. This result
was expected, as the city waa fully com
mitted by a large majority to license.
ARAPAHOE, Neb.. April C-(Spccial Tel
egramsAt the annual election of village
board there waa no contest. All the old
board were re-elected, with the exception
of 8. M. Curry, to All one vacancy, and
elected for the one year. The board as
elected Is for license and municipal con
trol In a much more strict manner than
LEXINGTON, Neb., April 4. (Special.)
The city election passed off very quietly
here today, a fair vote being polled. There
were two tickets In the field, the "business
administration" ticket, favoring high li
cense, and the "citizens' ticket," opposed
to saloons. The following were elected:
Mayor, Ferdinand Zimmerer, business ad
ministration; city clerk, George Roberts,
business administration; city treasurer, C.
F. Spencer, business administration; city
engineer, H. O. Smith, no opposition;
councilman. First ward, F. L. Fox. citi
zens; councilman. Second ward, J. Tarbell,
citizens; councilman, Third ward, Thomas
Maher, business administration. This
makes the incoming council 4 to t in favor
of license, with a license mayor.
ORLEANS, Neb., April 4. (Special Tele
gramsThe entire high license ticket car
ried by a substantial majority.
YORK. Neb.. April 4 (8peclal.)-AU re
publican candidates on the city ticket were
elected with the exception of councilman
in the Second ward.
SEWARD. Neb.. April 4-(8pecial.)-Th
republicans elected every candidate at the
city election yesterday. The republicans
were on the high license ticket. The In
itiative and referendum was lost by 56 votes.
Ths county assessor will assess the saloons
this year. This Is a new deal here.
License at liksrs.
ACBI RN, Neb.. April 4. (Special.) The
question of license or no license was sub
mitted under the referendum ordinance and
license carried by a majority of six.
STROM SBl'RQ, Neb., April 4 -Special.) -The
no license ticket waa elected here by
majorities ranging from I to 68.
FREMONT. Neb.. April 4. (Special.)
Scarcely any interest was taken In the city
election and a small vote was polled. By
agreement neither party used carriages to
carry voters to tha polls. The following
wtre elected councilmea: First ward, F. II
Knowlton, rep.; Second ward, Henry Brelt
enfeld, rep.; Third ward, C. R. BchaefTer,
dem.: Fourth ward, Fred Murle, dem.
School board: C. C. McNish, rep., and E.
N. Morse, dem.; no opposition.
STELLA, Neb.. April 4. (Speclal.V The
license ticket was elected yesterday by ma
jorities ranging from 3 to 12. The one
holdover on the board was anti-license, so
the complexion of the council will be the
same as last year.
EDGAR. Neb.. April 4.-(SpeclaI.)-Llcense
was voted down by a majority of 5 and a
license board elected by the same majority.
It Is hardly believed that the council will
grant license in the face of even the small
majority against It.
ARLINGTON. Neb., April 4.-(Speclal.)-At
tho village election held Tuesday H. W.
Schoettger, A, L. Hewitt and W. O. Pfelffer
were elected trustees. This means the town
will be "wet" for a year.
MINDEN, Neb., April 4. (Special.) At
the election held here the no-llcense people
elected every man on the ticket.
BURWELL, Neb.. April 4.-(Special.)
At the .village election held here today tho
high license party elected R. O. Klngsland,
W. II. Riddle and R. W. Hanna by the
small margin of 4 majority, thus making
saloons possible for the coming year.
Mayor Has Deciding; Tote.
FAIRBURT. Neb., April 4. (Speclal.)
At the municipal election the high license
ticket was elected with the exception of
one councilman from the Second ward.
The officers elected are: Mayor, W. G.
L'hley; city clerk, F. L. Rains; treasurer,
J. O. Evans; engineer, W. W. Watson;
councllmen. First ward, J. L. Hutchison;
Second, J. R. Mendenhall. The council
will be a tie on the license question, with
a high license mayor to cast the vote set
tling the question.
LEIGH. Neb.. April 4. (Special.) A very
quiet election occurred In Leigh yesterday.
There waa no issue and a light vote cast.
WAYNE, Neb., April 4.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The city election held here yester
day passed off quietly, there being no par
ticular issue. There were two candidates
for mayor, the remainder of the ticket
having been nominated by both caucuses.
William Plepenstock, the nominee of the
citizens' caucus, won over John T. Bress
ler, the nominee of the people's caucus, by
a vote of ITS to 172. A light vote was polled.
Others elected were: Rollle Ley, city treas
urer; A. T. Witter, city clerk; P. Coleman,
police Judge; members of the school
board, D. C. Main, F. L. Needy; council
men. First ward, George Stringer, Second
ward, Theo Durelng; Third ward, V. Har
rington. SPRINGFIELD, Neb.. April 4. (Special.)
The village election hinged on the same
old Issue yesterday license against anti
license. Two members were to be elected,
with the result as follows: I. V. Cornish,
license member, was elected by ten votes
over S. L. Ileacock, antl-llcense; T. T.
Ball, license, and C. E. Smith, anti-license,
a tie vote on sixty-three votes. This leaves
the board two dry and two wet. and who
ever draws the long straw settles the Is
sue. LOUISVILLE. Neb.. April 4(8pecial.)
The issue in the election held yesterday
was license and antl-llcense. Result as fol
lows for license: Ben Metzrer. eighty
eight votes; Dr. Montgomery, eighty-four
votes; Ben Hoover, eighty-four votes.
Antl-llcense: P. A. Jacobson, eighty-six
rotes; Charles Vanscoyoc, eighty-four
votes; George Rand, eighty-two votes. The
village will have saloons, as the two coun
cllmen holding over are "wet." Just how
the tie for the fifth councilman will be
settled has not been decided.
MADISON, Neb., April 4. (Special.)
The city election held here yesterday was
considerably enlivened by the proposition
of a 110.000 bond Issue for a city hall, which
was defeated by the small margin of two
Polls Are Boycotted.
SHELBY, Neb., April 4. (Special.) The
election at this place waa peculiar and
there was probably never one In the state
with like results. Owing to a re
monstrance last spring, the grand
Jury in the fall and the dissen
sions caused by the defeat of the water
works this spring, the "wets'" were divided.
All of their candidates for village trustees
resigned the day after their appointment
and not one man In favor of a saloon wetit
to the polls to vote. There were twenty
one ballots cast for the three prohibition
candidates, and as two of these did not
vote for themselves the vote stood 61 to 0.
Shelby has had a saloon continuously for
PLATT8MOCTH. Neb., April 4.-(Spe-clal.)
After a hard-fought battle yester
day, what ts known as "the wide-open cle
ment" succeeded In electing the present
democratic Incumbent for mayor by a very
small majority, although he lost three
wards. Including his own. The democratic
majority In this city has usually been
about 200. The others elected are: M.
Archer, dem., police Judge; W. R. Elster,
dem., clerk; R. W. Clement, dem., treas
urer; H. N. Dovey Hnd Ir. C. A. Marshall,
rep., members of the school board; coun
cllmen. First ward. Henry Schluntz, rep.;
Second ward. W. C. Tlppens. dem.; Third
ward. F. H. Stelmker, rep.: Fourth ward.
George Dodge, dem.; Fifth ward, John
BASSETT, Neb., April 4 (Special.) The
municipal election passed off quietly here
yesterday and resulted in the election of
the license ticket by a majority of twenty
one. OAKLAND. Neb.. April 4-(Ppeclal.)-At
the city municipal election held here yes
terday anti-license won by a majority of
IM'NTINGTON, Neb., April 4.-(Speclal.)
Complete eleMlon returns here are an en
dorsement of present conditions rather
than a close observance of the regulations,
and the reform wave has not proven strong
enoneh to win at the polls.
ASH LAND. Neb., April 4 -(Special.)-In
the city election yeetertlay Dr. O. W. Mere
dith, democratic candidate for mayor, was
elected, as were also Dr. J. M. Moss and
C E. Calkins for councllmen and Arthur
Fowler for clerk. II. A. Wlggonhorn and
E. 3. Rose, republican candidates for school
board, were elected. The election of the
democratlo mayor and councllmen mean a
wide-open town for the coming year.
Still Dry at Table Rock.
TABLE ROCK. Neb.. April 4. (Special. )
The municipal election resulted In the elec
tion of two antl-llcense trustees and one
tie. As there is one holdover In each party
this will leave the complexion of the board
three "dry," one "wet" and one to decide
GENEVA. Neb.. April- 4. (Special Tele
gramsThe ofllclal count gives A. H.
Steven ten majority ovrr Hon. Peter
Younger for mayor. All license candidates
were elected except a councilman In the
HUMBOLDT, Neb.. April 4.-(Bpectal.)
The city election In Humboldt showed, the
license forces to be easy winners, they
having elected practically the entire ticket
from mayor down.
AURORA. Neb., April 4. Special.) At
the city election the proposition of license
or no license was submitted and saloons
lost by a minority of 167.
DECATl'R, Neb.. April 4. (Bpeclal.)-At
the village election the antl-llcense party
won out by a small majority.
ARM IS CRUSHED IX MACHISKAY
Andrew Iirson, a Farm Hand, Meeta
with Distressing Accident.
KEARNEY. Neb.. April 4. (Special Tel
egram.) Andrew Larson, a young married
man about 25 years of age residing one mile
south of the Rlverdale school house, met
with a frightful accident at the home of
Mrs. Emma J. Krox,' twelve miles north
west of this city, where he and his brother
were shelling corn Tuesday afternoon, '
Larson had crawled under the horse-pownr
to oil the machinery while the same waa
in motion. In some manner the sleeve of
his coat caught In the gearing and his arm
whs drawn Into the machine. It waa
crushed at the elbow and broken-' twlre
between the elbow and the shoulder. Thera
was also a bad gash rut on the back of tha
man's neck and the muscles of his fore
arm were badly torn. When the other men
heurd Larson's cries they stopped tha
machinery and extricated him from his
position. It Is thought amputation will
not be necessary.
Arrest for Dootlearglns;.
BEATRICE. Neb., April 4.-(8peclal Tel
egram.) Deputy United States Marshal
Muore of Omahu today arrested 8cott Con
ners at Cortland on a charge of selling
lliiuor without a license. dinners was
brought here tonight. He will have hi
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