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TTIE OMATIA DATTA BEE: FRIDAY, APRIL fi, 1006.
Consumption and Hemorrhages Cured
I Uprights, regular price $225, Removal
ghts, regular price 250, Removal 5Q
4 Uprights, regular price $285, Removal
In. addition to the above great bargains we will sell five square pianos ranging in price from $10 to $45.
Also 15 organs at from $10 to $28. These organs and square pianos are all in good order. They were taken
In exchrnge as part payment for new uprights.
If you ever Intend to buy a piano buy now, for a like opportunity to get a standard piano at such a low
cost will never occur again. Where in Nebraska can you find such a line as the following:
Steinwy, A. B. Chase, Hardman, Steger, Emerson, McPhail, Kurtenan
.and the Celebrated Mueller.
Remember, this Great Money Saving Piano Sale will positively close Satur
day, April 7th at 10 P. M. . ,
SCIIMOLLER & MUELLER PIANO CO.
Winding up the greatest Removal Sale of high grade pianos ever held in America at their factory at
1407 Harney Street. On Monday, April 9th, we will open our new store at 1311 and 1313 Farnam Street.
WRECK ON THE BURLINGTON
BtfS(r. Mall and Passenger Cars
Piled I'P, bat Ro Oae
ST. MICHAEL. .Neb.. April S.-West-bound
train No. 41 of the Burlington, with
two engines, was wrecked three miles wept
of St. Michael at 7: this morning while
going at the rate of about forty-five mllei
an hour and making - up lost time. The
train was made up of three express end
mall oars and eleven coaches. It was well
filled with passengers. Two baggage and
express cars were completely overturned
and one da. coach and six chair cars de
railed and badly wrecked, but only four
people were slightly Injured:
v H. D. Holway, bruised -In aide; refused
aid, being of Christian Science faith.
C. M. Osborne, from central Missouri,
ankle sprained In getting out of car.
Express Messenger James Tipton of Lin
coln, bruised In ch.at and shoulder from
being thrown against side of car.
Another passenger received sprained
ankle and several received slight cuts from
The escape of such tralnload of passen
gers with so little Injury Is regarded by
the train crew as perhaps- beyond all pre
vious records. Some of the coaches are all
rlghsen,Tra$: war thrown- thirty feet
from the track. ,' '
The gas tank in one of the cbalr cars
caught fire, but 'was thrown out of the
coach before it -exploded. - The explosion
set fire to the car, but the fire was quickly
extinguished by use of buckets and water
in adjacent ditches.
The wreck was caused by spreading rails,
but the engine remained on the track and
ran ahead. The engineer, on looking back
and seeing the piled up coaches, was con
fident there were scores of Injured, and
without taking time to Inquire rushed to
Ravenna for a relief train. Four physl
lans from Aurora and Ave from Grand
Island were sent to the scene and attended
the few slightly Injured. The conductor
of the train was J. B. Austin, the engineer
C. E. Finch. Traffic will be delayed at
least twelve hours. A wrecking crew has
peen sent irum xjtni-uiu.
Surprise at North Plaft.
NORTH PLATTE. Neb., April 5. (Spe
cial.) The city election of North Platte,
which to all appearances was beiry carried
on quietly, came to some very d-jctded and
somewhat unanticipated results. In every
Instance where petition candidates ran,
they were elected almost by an over
whelming majority over the republican
nominees; an occurrence the like of which
has never been to the time when the
memory of man runneth not to the con
trary. In the affairs of the thrifty metrop
olis of the western half of Nebraska. For
mayor there were two candidates, the re
publican, C. . M. Newton, who was badly
beaten because of the machine which sup
posted him, and Dr. N. C. McCabe, who
was elected by a majority of 177 votes.
The vote on councilman in the second
ward resulted la a victory for Frank
Tracy, petition candidate, as against
Claude Welngand, republican nominee, the
vote giving Tracy a majority of SI votes.
On the other officers elected there were no
opposing candidates on the ticket and the
following were elected practically unani
mously: Members of school board, F. K.
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AyerV Sarsaparilla. If you doubt,
then consult your doctor. We know
, what he will say about this grand old
family medicine. Sold for 60 years.
We have no secrets! We publish
the formulas of all our medicines,
SU4 J the J. O. Ayw O.. LeweU. Mass
is slaaiifeeturers ef
ATn'tlalB YIGOK-FertBBair. ATBR'g PILLS for esastlpetioa.
AlaJt ICaJtRatPilCTOitALr-Cdfteack. AI&U'S AbUK CUk fw aialariaa4lte.
Will be tin Wind-Up of thi Most
ever held in Omaha. Since this great piano sale started we have sold
384 high grade standard pianos. We have only 67 more on hand and will
sell them before Saturday night If rut prlcca and your own terms will be
any Inducement. These Instruments are all standard mattes from the
best factories of the world, and represent the latest styles and most ex
quisite designs. You can not get a better piano if you wait 25 years and
you never will get aa Rood a one at such a low price if yon wait a life time.
Here are a few of the prices that will make our competitors tremble:
1 Upright St. Domingo mahogany case, regular price
$335, Removal sale $195
6 Uprights, rosewood and mahogany cases, regular
price $338, Removal
sale price .' ,ont I
7 Uprights, regular price $425, Renio 4T J O
sale price..... sp&OO
Billiard and J. O. Beeler; city clerk. Chas.
Samuelson; city engineer, Paul Meyers;
city treasurer, Robt. Shuman; councilman,
First ward, T. M. Cohagen; councilman.
Third ward. Win. Tost of the republican
Sfw Jail for Blair.
BLAXR, Nteb., April 6. (Speclal.)-The
County Board of Supervisors today voted
to build a new county jail to replace the
old structure that has served aa a Jail
since the county seat has been In Blair.
Lee Smith, B. P. Miller and Joe S. Cook,
members of the board, were appointed a
committee to submit plana and specifica
tions at their next meeting, May 2. The
building contemplated will be a two-story
structure 40x40, with offices and up-to-date
cells and other fixtures. Architect L. M.
Vaughn of this city has been Instructed
to prepare the plans and specifications.
Hews of Hebrbika,
BEATRICE About a dosen cases of
pneumonia are reported in the vicinity of
VALLEY The village election passed off
very quietly. Only one ticket In the field
and three trustees elected.
VALLEY Vest Hutchinson died very
suddenly at his home last night. He leaves
a wife and several chlldrea.
OBNEVA-W. T. Harris, a former Geneva
man, is in the city buying stock for bis
nursery at Blackfoot, ' Idaho.
ALBION Rain fell at intervals yester
day and the mercury dropped below the
freexlng point during the night.
ALBION Major F. J. Mack received yes
terday from the state fish hatcheries a large
consignment of bass, crapples and trout,
which were planted in the Beaver liver.
HUMBOLDT Claude Williamson of Ful
lerton. Neb., and Miss Ida Kelley of this
county, were married yesterday at the
Christian parsonage by Rev. Bert Wilson.
ALBION Frank Mathews, a member of
the senior class of the high school of this
place, was awarded second honors last
night In the oratorical contest held at Nor
folk. GENEVA The Equal Suffrage club gave
Its annual election supper last night, and
although rain fell during the evening It
had a good crowd and was a success finan
cially. ALBION Rain fell during most of the
night, after which there was a slight freexe,
but all indications of further rain have
passed and the sun is shining brightly tb.li
REPU BLI CAN Republican City was
voted dry at our election; all anti-saloon
men elected. Peter Rolland, L). K. Williams
and C. W. Whitney were elected by a large
TEK AM AH Grand Custodian Robert E.
French spent a few hours here today with
Grand Master Hopewell. Mr. French Is
on his way to Decatur, where he will hold
a three days' school of instruction.
NORTH PLATTE-Loren Sturges of this
city has purchased an automobile to use in
carrying the mall on the rural route. The
machine is of sufficient power to carry Mr.
Sturges and the mall on the route each
day and will no doubt prove more speedy
than the old system.
SCHUYLER Judge Hollenbeck came
here Wednesday and took up the equity
docket of the February term of court.
The first case was the Balaban divorce
case and attracted many people. The next
case will be the injunction of Godensch
wager against Bingham.
CEDAR RAPIDS At. the election here
yesterday the question of license or no li
cense was submitted to a vote of the peo-
Ele. IJcense carried by a majority or IS.
r. M. M. Hasle and W. II. Baker were
elected members of the village board for
the coming year.
IU.AIR Barnes Bros, of Des Miimes, la.,
railroad gnadlng contractors who have
been wintering at Bancroft since their
work with the Great Northern was com
pleted, arrived In Blair tonight on their
way to Omaha to commence work with tka
Extraordinary Removal Sal! of
Ort WfiKrn railroad. They are ship
ping their outfit through by rail except
their ninety mules, which are being driven
overland In charge of W. M. Barnes, one
of the brothers.
TABLE ROCK-Charles Frltch, a prosper
ous young farmer, living three miles south
east of here, and Miss Matilda Verner, a
school ma'am, five miles north, drove over
T.,Paw,nec clty yesterday and County
Judge F A. Barton pronounced the words
making them man and wife.
TEKAMAH Jay Bliss, a youth of twelve
summers, was sentenced today to the re
form school by Jude Basler. He pleaded
guilty to stealing lis. He was returning
a washing," and when paid for it hid the
pocketbook, and it was not long until the
money was missing and he was arrested
with the above result.
HUMBOLDT Miss Stella Leech and Mr.
Ernest GUllland, two well known young
people of the Pleasant View neighborhood,
were united In marriage yesterday by Rev.
John Calvert of the Methodist Episcopal
church, the ceremony taking place at the
home of the bride's parents, A. M. Leech
and wife, in the presence of a few relatives
and Intimate friends.
ALBION After three years of no license
Albion went wet yesterday by a majority
of five. A hard fight was made by both
factions and a full vote was polled. Boone
county had but two license towns last year,
but will have four this year. Albion elected
Jesse Graham for mayor, Frank Roberta
councilman from the First ward, W. W.
Ladd of the Second and George Pettlbone
of the Third.
BATTLE CREEK At a meeting of the
school board last night the following teach
ers were elected for the coming year;
Principal, J. Q. Zuck of Chappell. Neb.;
assistant principal. Miss Mattie Ingoldsby;
grammar, Miss Gertrude Wade; secot.d
intermediate. Miss Eileen Curas; first Inter
mediate, Miss Mollis Taylor; primary, Miss
Elisabeth Zimmerman. All but the princi
pal are home teachers.
NORTH PLATTE At a recent meeting of
the representatives of the west Nebraska
educational district it was decided to hold
another declamatory contest In this dis
trict soon. The contest held In this city
last Friday evening had no contestants in
the humorous class and the purpose of tho
new contest will be to procure a represent
ative for the state contest In that class.
This contest will be held at Ogallala.
SH ELTON The village election passed
off very quietly here Tuesday, only 131
votes being cast out of more than 200 in
the limits. As there was but one ticket In
the field this accounts In a measure for tho
lack of Interest. The new board of trustees
will be composed of J. P. Smith, E. Oliver.
Charles Tritt and W. C. Bentley. The vote
on license was 90 for and 38 against, which
will probably be the renewal of licenses
for three saloons.
VALLEY Ora Deemer died of pneumonia
at cripple Creek, Colo., last week. Tho
funeral services were held in the Valley
ppera house, conducted by the Masonic
lodge, of which he was an active member.
He leaves a wife, daughter of J. J. Miller
of Valley, and two children. For years
he was an employe of the Union Pacific
Railroad company, but for the last few
months had given his attention to a mine
at Cripple Creek, In which he held a large
NORTH PLATTE-Agents representing
the Burlington railroad have started in
north of Paxton to buy rights of way for
their new road up the valley. It Is reported
that they are making a clean sweep aa far
as they go In securing the land for the
right-of-way. Some of the land crossed is
practically given to the new road and other
land brings aa high as 140 an acre. There
seems to be no doubt but that the B A
M. will build up the North Platte valley,
and that as rapidly as possible.
GRAND ISLAND No Issues 'Were In
volved in the municipal school election of
Tuesday and the lightest vote cast in years
was the result. There was no opposition
to three candidates for the school board,
nor did any of the four councllmen have
opposition. The only contest was on water
commissioner, R. O. Watters, the presont
Incumbent, and Charles Wasmer being the
main opponents, a third candidate receiving
a very small vote. Mr. Watters was elected
by a majority of 13t out of a total of less
than 7J0 votes.
URAND ISLAND The city will, on
April 11, receive sealed bids for the issue
of 136,000 municipal lighting bonds bearing
it per cent Interest, the proposition also
being open for bids on 4 per cent bonds, at
which rate the city, with the second low
est bonded indebtedness of all the larger
cites In the state, was able to refund Its
other bonds recently. The history of these
bonds is said to be perfect, having the at
tention of two attorneys, step by step and
ttie manner In which they curried, by a vote
of 2Vi to 1, is also believed to be strongly
In their favor.
FKEMONT-A plainly dresd German
woman, rather past middle age, made some
what of a sensation here yest7iay by
announcing herself as the wloow of Au
gust Fuclis. former manager of the Con
tinuous Brick Klin company and an old
resident of this vicinity. Blie claimed they
were msrried in Germany and that he left
her In Denver, Colo., many years ago. An
examination of the court records effectually
punctured the claim, as they showed that
Kuchs hud obtained a divorce from his first
wife for a very sufficient cause something
like twenty years before he married the
one who survived him.
NORTH PLATTE The gross receipts of
the North Platte postomce from the sale
of stamps and box rent for the year end
ing March 31, lS"t. were $S,ii8.is. an lncreo
of $744. 1 over the previous year. When the
receipts of the ofllce reach 110,000 the cily
will be entitled to free delivery, and if the
receipts of the coming year show a cor
responding increase with the past year the
people will then have their mall delivered
at their doors. During the post -fiscal year
7,5at domillc money orders, representing
tM.M4.70. were issued. The number of let
ters and packages registered was 2.14S.
FL'LLEKTON At the city election held
In the city Tuesday the following ticket
was elected: Mayor, Theodore C. Koch'
city clerk. C. F. Bake; city treasurer, Dr
Edwaid Johnson; city engineer, A. B. Ells
worth; councilman. Firn ward, George H.
Caswell; Second ward, Ed. Heynolds; Third
ward (long tennl, 8. P. Hlckerson; Third
ward (short term), J. A. Forbes. All lh
men of the above ticket represent the city
Improvement party and are for high licenke.
The two councllmen holding over In the
Flrt and Second wards are high license,
giving them the entire board. For mem
bers of the Board e.f Education for the
term of three years Charles E. Carter and
W. L. Ruse were elected.
MIAIIA CIIARTER IS VALID
Supreme Conrt Decides that Act is in
Accordance with Constitution.
COUNTY TREASURER MAY SERVE CITY
Law Providing- for the Exteaslen of
.Terns ef County Commis
sioners Is field to
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April 6. (Bpecial.) Th su
preme court today handed down a decision
In the case wherein John T. Cathers sought
to enjoin the city treasurer of Omaha from
turning over his office to the county treas
urer as provided in the new city charter,
and the decision holds the charter Is valid
and constitutional. Commissioner Ames not
only holds the charter good, but takes
occasion to hold with the district court
of Douglas county that Cathers did not
have sufficient Interest to maintain the suit
and therefore only the main points of the
charter are held good, while the minor
points will be passed upon when a party
really Interested brings them to the atten
tion of the court.
In bis opinion Commissioner Ames said:
The sole object of this action is to assail
the constitutionality of the new charter. It
Is first contended that the title Is not
broad enough to cover all the subjects of
legislation contained In the act, but this
objection surely cannot be upheld. Tho
title is more, rather than less, compre
hensive than that which was upheld In
State against Palmer, 10 Neb.. 203, and
which has served as a model for titles of
acts providing for the Incorporation and
government of municipalities In this state
for more than twenty-five years. It Is
snalogous to a title to "provide a system
of revenue" or to "provide a criminal
The Plaintiff contended that the designa
tion of the county treasurer as city treas
urer is practically an appointment to the
latter office by the legislature. This argu
ment appears to us to be far fetched. It
Is rather a designation of the territorial
qualifications of electors who shall be en
titled to choose a city treasurer of Omaha.
Similar statutes have been In force In this
state from the beginning, as for example
the school law, which provides that city
and village treasurers shall be ex-offlclo
treasurers of school districts composed in
whole or in part of the same conteminous
territory as the city or village in which
they are situated.
If this objection Is valid it applies with
at least equal force to the provisions of
this and the last preceding charter of the
city of Omaha providing for the appoint
ment by the governor of a board of fire
and police commissioners of that city, which
perhaps might be contended by counsel to
be also a subject not embraced in the title
of the act
It is further contended that the act at
tempts to confer new powers and duties
upon a county officer In violation of the
principles announced In Wheeler against
the Slate ex rel. 102 N. W. R., 773, and
Haverly against the State ex rel., 63 Neb.,
S3. The objection applies with at least
equal force to the clause Just mentioned,
with reference to the appointment of a
board of fire and police commissioners. But
in reality the principles of the decisions
cited are not Involved In this controversy.
The court holds the contention that the
consolidation of the two treasuries leaves
the school board without a treasury be
cause the city treasurer Is the ex-offlcto
school treasurer Is not well taken, but
that the office is not vacated, but merely
a change has been made In the manner of
In his syllabus Commissioner Ames says:
1. It la competent to embrace In one act
every detail of legislation connected with
or having direct reference to the subject
expressed In the title.
In an act Incorporated a certain class of
cities and prescribing and regulating their
duties, powers and government it is com
petent to enact that the treasurer of the
county In which the only city of that class
Is situated shall be ex -officio treasurer of
the city. ..- ,n -
The supreme court no decided that a
witness who falls to attend before a notary
public In obedience to a, subpoena may be
punished as for a contempt, but the punish
ment cannot exceed a fine of $50 and the
notary Is not authorised by a statute to
commit the witness to a county Jail.
Last ef Biennial Election Law.
The last of the biennial election laws,
passed by the legislature of IMS, an act de
fining the terms of office of county com
missioners has been declared invalid by
the supreme court. The Judgment of the
district court of Douglas county Is affirmed
In the case of William O. Ure and Emmet
G. Solomon against the county clerk and
county treasurer of Douglas county.
In reversing the Judgment of the district
court of Douglas county with directions
to dismiss plaintiff's petition in the case of
the United States Fidelity and Guaranty
company against Henry Rleck the court
holds that a surety on a waste bond given
to supersede an order of confirmation of
sale In a foreclosure proceedings Is not
liable to the mortgagee nor to the pur
chaser at these sales, for the taxes as
sessed against the property pending the
final confirmation of the sale in the su
Injunction Improper .Method.
The supreme court has refused now to try
title to an office by injunction proceedings.
The case came up from Phelps county,
where they are having all manner of
trouble over the office of treasurer and
moderator of school district No. 77. Frank
Hornbeck and Joe Doe were elected school
Drew m Prise la Matrimonial Lottery.
"Before we were married my husband
was a coffee drinker and subject to severe
attacks of sick headache, which Interfered
with his duties as superintendent of a large
factory," writes a young Massachusettea
" I tytd made up my mind that Coffee
was at least partly to blame, and that I
could cure him after marriage by the use
of Postum Food Coffee.
"When I told my younger sister about it,
she laughed and said: "Just wait and see.
After you are married you'll find out that
Joe will have his coffee anyway."
"I proceeded gradually, first eliminating
by degrees the pastry and sweets from the
dally menu, and as his meals were always
served-daintily and appetising he began to
have faith in his wife's ability as a cook.
"Meantime bis headaches became less
frequent, but did not cease altogether.
When the time was ripe and I proposed
to use Postum Food Coffee he consented
upon the promise that he should have
the old kind of coffee at his Sundav
breakfast. He grew fond of the new food
drink, however, and noted that after
drinking the old coffee on Sundays he suf
fered from unsteady nerves and a dull
heavy feeling that he never had on the
days when he drank Postum. The result
was that at last he said: 'I would rather
have the Postum Food Coffee Sunday
morning, too, if you don't mind, my dear.
The old kind makes me feel like a fool
all day.' You may Imagine how ready I
was to fall In with this suggestion. The
old kind of coffee has been banished from
our table for more than two years now;
Joe's headaches are only a memory and he
always has steady nerves and a clear
brain to meet the exacting demands of
his business. On hot summer days he rel
ishes a glass of clear, cold Postum with a
squeese of lemon, at noon, finding It most
"In the winter I make up a pot of Pos
tum Coffee In the evening, boiling It fifteen
minutes, and let it set, on the back of
the range till morning, when it la heated
and ready to serve In a few minutes."
Name given by Koatum Co., Battle Creek,
There's a reason.
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trustees at a meeting of electors and the
vote was viva voce. They selected a treas
urer and then elected Jennlo Cowgill
teacher. Two months later a half dosen
clttxens met and elected one Hottenstetn
moderator and one Fugua treasurer. The
latter then brought an injunction suit to
stop Jennie Cowgill from acting as teacher
and the other two directors from acting
in that capacity, alleging they had not been
elected by ballot as provided by law. The
Injunction was dissolved by the district
court and the supreme court affirmed that
decision and held It would not try title to
office in an Injunction proceeding. It held
the contract made with the teacher was
legal because the two defendants were de
facto officers, If not the legally elected di
rectors. City can Relevy Taxes.
The dismissal of the Injunction suit of
the 8. D. Mercer company to prevent the
Omaha city council from relevylng a spe
cial assessment upon certain property of
the plaintiff In the sewer district is af
firmed. The court holds that the Omana
charter of 1897 contains sufficient authority
for the relevy of a special assessment
which was attempted rfo be levied under a
former act, but failed because of irregu
larity In procedure.
Ruling On Assessment.
The supreme court has held it makes no
difference what adjoining property has
been valued at for assessment purposes
when a party appealing from the decision
of the County Board of Equalisation proves
his property has been assessed at a figure
In excess of Its true value.
This Is held in the case wherein Jennie
E. Brown of Lincoln appealed from the
assessment of her property by the county
assessor. The assessor valued the property
at 31,850; this valuation was reduced by
the County board to $25,000 while the dis
trict court valued the property at J30.000,
the sum the plaintiff claimed It was
worth, and which she proved was the cor
rect value of the property.
The supreme court today granted a writ
Of mandamus to the city of Red Cloud to
compel the auditor to register a series of
lectrlc light bonds to the amount of (5,000.
The county of Lancaster has again won
In the supreme court Its suit for money
which was paid to the state after the fail
ure of the Capital National bank. This
money had been collected by the county
and deposited In this bank. Some of the
money belonged to the state and the county
treasurer paid to the state that amount
which It lost In the bank. The county held
the treasurer had no right to pay out this
money and suit was brought. To this suit
the state filed a demurrer. The court holds
the loss must fall upon the state and that
the county has the right to recover the
amount paid In.
Harrowing Tale ta Conrt.
In the divorce court of Judge Frost Mrs.
Valetta A. Grlbbln told a story today which
rivals the most soul stirring efforts of th
yellow-back novelists. She told the tale
under oath and solemnly averred that It
was true In every detail. She was formerly
the wife of J. W. H'ardcastle, a United
States customs officer In New York. They
were married at Orange, N. J., and after
ward .went to Capetown, South Africa. In
the latter place her husband died. While
she was suffering from the delirium of
fever she was married to Grlbbln. She
charges him with being a thief and a
scoundrel and a companion of murderers.
After Indescribable sufferings, her husband
being sentenced to prison, she made her
way to America and finally came to Lin
coln. She wishes a divorce and th cus
tody of her son.
Minor Matters at Capital.
Fire this afternoon caught In the Curtis
ft Bartlett factory at Sixth and K streets.
Prompt work by the fire departmsnt
stopped th flames and kept the loss be
tween (3,000 and 17,000. How the Are orig
inated is a mystery.
Chief of Police Cooper this afternoon
received a telegram from Ravenna stating
that his brother-in-law, Abe Hill, was dead.
Hill was a pioneer Nebraska settler and
served In General Thayer's regiment dur
ing they civil war.
Students of the State university ar in
favor of appointing an Investigating com
mittee to investigate grafting among the
various societies. The agitators favor In
vestigation of the finances of all class af
fairs. It is asserted that money hus been
diverted from the proper funds and used
District Court at Aubara.
AUBURN, Neb., April (. Sioc!a!. The
district court has been In session the last
two days, with Judge John B. Raper of
Pawnee on the bench. He sat as an examin
ing magistrate In the case against J. P.
Cohoe, charged with stealing $1,0(0 In gold.
It developed that Cohoe was living in the
house of Joseph Ulbrich, who Is confined
In the asylum at Ur.coln, and on or about
October 12 be fou;? burled In the ground
In a woodshed $l,Gut n gold and some cur
rency. He took tritt rroney and went to
Nebraska City a ii engaged in a pol.cr
game and lost r-irt of it. He then went to
Omaha and lost several hundred dollars in
gaming. He also spent part of his find on
a drunken spree and turued (300 over to his
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son living in Omaha, who deposited It In p
bank, but afterwards drew It out. Coho
was held to answer at the present term
of the district court and ball fixed at ll.CX'
which was given.
In the case against Dr. James L. Gam??
the motion of the defendant for a new trial
was overruled, and the defendant fined the
sum of (500 and costs, amounting to about
$4,000. A motion In arrest of Judgment was
also overruled and supersedeas bond fixed
at $1,000. The case will be taken for review
to the supreme court.
HIMBOLDT MAX OS THE WARPATH
Run Amnck and Knock Down a
Number of C'ltlsen.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., April 6.-(Speclal.)-WDlter
Parker, who has been making his
home with his brother. Pearl Parker of
this city for a number of years, caused
a great deal of excitement in the city at
a late hour last evening by running amuck
through the streets, assaulting everyone
he met and badly wounding several be
fore he was captured. It Is supposed he
was under the Influence of liquor, although
after his capture he seemed to fully re
alize all that was happening.
The affair started about 8 o'clock on the
west side of the square, when two young
fellows were about to settle a controversy
by a resort to blows, and John Johnson,
jr., a young man from Peoria, 111., who Is
visiting his parents here, attempted to step
between them and stop the trouble. At this
juncture Parker, who was looking on and
evidently wanted to see a scrap, stepped
forward and struck Johnson a stunning
blow In the face, and before anyone could
Interfere was on top of the prostrate man
kicking and stamping him. Johnson Is a
man of light build, while his opponent Is
over six feet tall, weighs nearly 200 pounds
and Is of a brawny build. Another by
stander, Len Manning, In an endeavor to
cause Parker to desist from his attacks
upon the unconscious man, was himself
made a victim of an assault, Parker
clinching him and both rolling into the
street, while the Infuriated man clasped
Manning about the throat and sunk his
teeth Into his cheek, cutting the flesh
badly, and also biting the latter's thumb
to the bone. Assistance came, but Parker
managed to elude the authorities and ran
around the south side of the square, meet
ing Tommy James, the 15-year-old son
of T. R. James, who was passing along
the walk. He struck the boy a brutal
blow In the face, knocking him Into the
street, where he lay unconscious until as
sisted to the doctor's ofilce, where he was
found to be suffering only from a badly
discolored eye and cuts and bruises about
the face. Roy Leerh, a grown man, hap
pened to see this assault and running up
found himself In the midst of a scrap also.
A number of blows were exchanged, but
neither parly received much Injury, al
though Leech was unable to detain the
scrapper. About this time Marshal Gra
ham appeared and took charge of Parker,
who was apparently going without resist
ance to the lockup, when he bolted and
ran down the street towards the depot.
stopping at the street corner long enough
to knock August Mitchell, a young clerk
who was standing in the doorway, down
the steps and Into the street by a body
blow. Within a few minutes a large crowd
coat and skirt hands
immediately for al
S. Fredrick Oerger & Co.
1517 Farnam Street.
Doctors pronounced as in
curable Miss Minnie Gilroy, of
Morrison, Colo., who suffered
agonies from consumption,
hemorrhages, and severe cough
ing spells. She wasted away
to a shadow and had given up
all hope when she decided to
try Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey.
Miss Gilroy began to improve
at once and gained 15 pounds
during the first two months.
She is today happy, well and
strong, and writes the following
letter of thankfulness:
"I suffered for a long time with consump
tion and had terrible attacks of coughing
and hemorrhages. I lost flesh and was all
run down. My breathing became difficult
and painful, and the doctors pronounced
"I decided at last to try Duffy's Purs
Malt Whiskey and procured a bottle. I
began to Improve at once and gained fif
teen pounds the first two months. My
rough was relieved, the hemorrhages
ceased and I now feel splendid In every
way. I ran sleep soundly and have no
more restless nights.
"I cannot say to much In praise of
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey, as It has per
manently cured me after doctors" medicine
failed to do any good." MINNIE GILROY,
Morrison, Colo.. November 21, 1906.
was down about the station searching In
the mud and rain for the fugitive, who was
finally discovered In a cornfield covered
with mud. and brought back up town,
where he was locked up and a guard sta
tioned over the Jail during the night.
Numerous threats of summary punish
ment were heard, but evidently when the
crowd found that none of the parties as
saulted had been Injured dangerously they
decided to allow the law to take Its course.
The county attorney Is preparing to glvs
the accused a preliminary hearing tomor
row, and it Is thought the nature of th
Injuries Inflicted on Manning will causs
him to receive a term In the penitentiary.
Colorado Men Seek Lease Before
TECUMSEH, Neb.. April . IBpeclal.)
Messrs. J. N. Maupln and W. A. Maupin,
father and son. respectively, of Boulder.
Colo., are in Tecumseh this week. They
come here, representing Lincoln, Neb., capi
tal, for the purpose of leasing at least 10,00)
acres of land In close proximity. to Tecum
seh for the purpose of drilling for oil. gas,
coal or any valuable deposit that may bo
found In the-earth here, and agree to go
down to a depth of 4.000 feet If It Is neces
sary to find the deposits. These gentlemen
ar experienced along the Una Indicated
and are backed by a company which has
plenty of means. . At Lincoln the machinery
is being put on the grounds for work, and
the same company has been investigating
the matter at Falls City, though Messrs.
Maupln say nothing will be done in Rich
ardson county at the present time.
They ask the land owners, th privilege
if exploring conditions here, not agreeing
to give rental unless something Is realised,
in case of valuable finds the property own
ers will receive a royalty of 10 per cent of
the output. Messrs Maupin say machinery
to cost not less than from $10,000 to $11.0no
will be used here and will soon be on the
ground In case the required number of
acres can be leased. They say they have
reason to believe there Is mineral-wealth
here and are willing to stake their money
on their judgment.
FOR GRAIN CASE
Beatrice Lawyer Named a Referee
to Hear Testimony.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April 6 (Special Telegram.)
L. M. Pemberton of Beatrice was this
morning appointed by the supreme court
to be the referee to hear the testimony in
the grain cases. Senator Pemberton Is
attending the Kansas supreme court at
Topeka snd It Is not known yet whether
he will accept. ...... V,.;. 1
Criminal Cases at Beatrice.
BEATRICE, Neb., April (.(Special.)
Charged with selling liquor without license.
Scott Conners of Courtland was held to the
next term of federal court by United States
Commissioner Cobbey today. H gav
bond In the sum of $200 and was released.
Charles Bland, who was lodged in Jail
several days ago charged with assaulting
his wife with Intent to do great bodily in
jury, was released today on bond of d.000,
furnished by A. Q. Smith, a relative. His
preliminary is set for April 10.
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