Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 22, 1906, Page 3, Image 3
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY. JUNE 22, 1P06. i v n r r r A. V7 1 CLEAN BILL AT THE ASYLUM Etate Board Report on InvMtication of Norfolk Institution. GOVERNOR , SILENT REGARDING RESULT Stat Board ml Healtli Grants Certio rate to Practice Medicine' to Thlrtr-Sesen Oat of Fifty Three Applicants. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. June II. (Special.) After an Informal dlscui-sloii between , the sttor rieys representing Governor Mickey, Or. Alden and Dr. Nicholson, In tiie matter of B- the removal of the two physicians rrom I Vfie position of superlntentlnt and asslst- srit at the Norfolk asylum, the Board of Public Lands and Buildings this afternoon made a report of lt Investigations to the governor, holding In nearly every partic ular that tho charges made by the gov ernor had not been sustained. The board reported that no deaths had occurred at the asylum as a result of al leged cruelties practiced by the attendants and employes: that on occasion necessary violence had been used by four of the at tendants. but this was not habitual and tvro of the attendants had left the insti tution and the other two were now em ployed outside of the building. The board found al6 that Dr. Alden had been unable to malntatn'liarmony between himself and first assistant and the steward, who were rot his own appointees, but upon the de mand of the governor tilts discord had ceased. " Neither of the physicians was guilty of keeping misleading records. hate this atternoon the governor had not received a copy of the findings of the board, but upon being Informed of the ac tion of the board, he said: "I shall look over the testimony care fully as well as the findings of the board and then . shall take w hatever ai Hon I deem proper In the premises. Vntil I resd carefully Die testimony I will not discuss the board's report." terttaeatea to Practice Medicine. The lioard of Secretaries of the Stat Board of Health this morning granted cer tificates to thirty-seven out of fifty-three applicants -.for licenses Ho practice medi cine i:i the state. Of the number taking th exHi nation sixteen failed. The high est H..4.J, of any of the applicants was Claude rainier, who scored 44 mi scale of 100. Following Is thu list of iliose who passed the examination: Arthur O. Bunce, Harry O. 'Cox, John F. I. simoon.' Francis J. Speltskal, Louis C. hwarisiander. rorest A. Keiley, Uaniel F. Crowley, T. A. Hlggina, Leslie W. Mors hian. h. X Copsey. Harry K. Lamb, 1... 8. Blanchard. C. Kdltli Maxwell, H. S. VHK claudn Palmer, Krtward C. Lynch, Joseph 1,. Webb, U. A. Wlttke. L). V. Demp e. K L Meyers. K. T. Battle. James K. Ston, ;nv K. Martin, Fay E. Oaether, Edwin L. Brash, Nora At. Fatrchtld. John A. KullfY, .Inmes M. Kent, C. H. Munger. F.dwln V. Bookhart, Athenus S. Asa. C. J. Shelby, C O. Nordwall, R. H. Foster. Charles A. Blanchard. W. J. Leary. Claude 8. Mills. Basil Company Mnst Pay. In the case of the Farmers' and Mer chants' Irrigation Company against th Vnlted Slates Fidelity and Guaranty Com pany, nppealed from Dawson county, wherein the bonding company gave power f attorney to execute and deliver bonds required In judicial proceedings, the su preme court holds that where a bonding I company with knowledge of an Informality 1 In the execution of a bond by Its agent, receives and retains the premium paid for the bond.' it is estopped In "an action on the bond from urging such informality as a defense. Aid Bonds Mast Be Paid. Lincoln township, Kearney county, has lost Its suit to recover 123.500. the value of horuta, roted ,nd 'delivered to the Jvansa City Y Omaha' Railroad company, which built a line from Fairfield In Clay county to Alma In Jlsrlan county. The bonds were voted with the understanding that the road would operate in connection with the St. Joseph & Grand Island and with the Union Pacific, and that It would give tha people of the township the advantage of a com petitive road against the Burlington. Later the line was foreclosed in the United States circuit court and In July 1, 1902. the road ceased to operate and surrendered to the B. M. company and haa since been op erated as a part of the same. Suit was brought by the township alleging breach of contract by the road. A demurrer to this petition was overruled, after which the de- renoants answerea ann a trial resulted in V.1,L a liKlvmafll fnr Die riffenrinnta. The luria-- ment Is affirmed. The court says a rail road corporation succeeding to the property cf another road through foreclosure Is not answerable for the general debt of the cor poration whose property Is thus acquired. The right of a township to maintain an ae tlon to recover the value of bonds voted to aid In the construction of a railroad doubted. Colfax l.oaca Bridge Case. ' In an action of mandamus to compel the supervisors of Colfax county to repair the bridge across the 1'laTte river at Schuyler the court held that the action cannot b,e maintained wlthoht notice to both counties under section HS, chapter Ixxvtll. Compiled Statutes. The court states that the reasons given by .Referee John J. Sullivan, to whom the case was referred. Justify the conclusions reached by him and the court. The bonndary line between Butler and Colfax counties Is the south bank of the Platte river. The bridge over the river between the counties, was rebuilt In 1904 at a cost of about 1:2,000. In the following spring more than half of It waa carried way by the action cf the Ice In the river. The court says that It Is clearly the legislative policy that the joint duty with respect to bridges on the dividing line between counties should be enforced by action against both counties. As the action was brought against but one county, the writ Is denied by the court. Rrjcha Ont far Lealelalare. Frank Rejcha of Olive Branch precinct, In the southeastern action of the county, bag announced his candidacy for the re- . runucan nomination lor representative in f . the legislature. Mr. Kejcha has resided In Lancaster county for twenty-five years and haa always taken an active part In re publican politics. " shall run merely as an old-time resi des! Cf the county," said Mr. Rejcha, "and on the record I have made as a rltl sen. I have been going to republican con ventions for a long number of years and have concluded at the earnest solicitation of some of my friends to ask for this Office. n Jndgea Gnlac to Knrope. CMef Justice Sedgwick and former Chief Justice John J. Sullivan will leave tha first part of the week for visit to Eng land. Ireland and some other places across the water. They will be accompanied by Mr. 6edgwlck and Mra. Sullivan. It Is their Intention ato be gone until some time In September. It Is understood the trip was Inspired by res son of the fear on tha part of Judge Sullivan that the democrats would draft him to run for governor. Secretary Bennett of, the State Board of Asepsmenl, aeoinied by hla family, left this, evening .'for a visit to his old home In Indian. They will be gone about week. '. f . t ' ' rkree Men Held et Kearaei. KEARNEY, Neb., June II fSpecial Tele gram. -Three men, giving their names as Mike Ryan. John Martin and Tom Wade, are in custody here charged wl;h xasranry. Olfi.ra think Uie men desperate vrlmliii.t I '. ' ' who may be wanted at other plifM. Thy had been selling clothing here and at other towns alona the Kesrney Black 11111a railroad. Thejr are dressed In new clot fl int". ' with all marka removed. r. k. o. ELECT IT OFFICRRS Receptloa la Evening Cloaca tn 8aslsn. BLVE HILL, Neb., June a. (Special Telegram.) Nebraska Grand Chapter P. E. O.. In session at Blue Hill, has been favored with Ideal weather. TVedneedsy evening a short session was held and work exem plified by the grand chapter officers, which was followed by sn Informal reception. Thursday morning devotional exercises were led by Cora McMullen of Wymore. Each chspter president gave a short verbal re port of the yesr's work, which proved most Interesting. Mrs. Thompson, chair man of committee on officers' recommends, tlons, presented the report, which resulted In several valuable additions to the present lawe. Mrs. Britt of MrCook. chairman of the official chapter reports, presented her re port, which was adopted. The memorial fund for estsbllshlng a P. E. O. home In Colorado, wss presented by Mrs. Hapemsn of Minden. It m-as left with the chapters for future action. Mrs. Vance of Wymore gave an excellent psper on "What It Means to be a P. E. O." Mrs. Kyd of Beatrice moved thst chapter reports at conventions be limited to 10ft words, which was carried. The following officers were elected for the next year: President. Miss Little, Geneva: first vice president, Mrs. Harrison, York; second vice president, Mrs. Brown. Hsstings; recording secretary, Mrs. Shanklnnd. Lexington; cor responding secretary, Miss Kyd, Beatrice; treasurer, Mrs. Jones. Lincoln; organizer, Mrs. Grelines. Blue Hill. Officers were then Installed by Mrs? Peter son. A brilliant reception was given the convention by chapter W of Blue Hill. FREMONT MAT SHOOTS HIMSELF Little Son Present In Room at the Time. FREMONT, Neb., June 21. (Special.) Bert Stiles committed suicide by shoot ing himself at his home, 7&0 North F street, this morning. After breakfast ho went down town, returning in a few min utes. He went Into the bed room on th- lower floor and, standing before a mirror, shot himself through the right temple. His 5-year-old boy was in the room with him at the time and ran out crying "papa's shot." Water Commissioner Mathws, who was In his office, came over on hearing the screams of Mrs. Stiles. The wounded man was lying flat on hla back on the floor and was unconscious. It was some min utes before a doctor could be found and It was at once seen that the shot wis fatal. He dted while being taken to the hospital and Instead was carried to Bader's undertaking rooms. No cause Is known for the act. Last evening Stiles was drinking, which was unusual for him, but was not perceptibly under the Influence of liquor. His wife Is prostrated. He also leaves two children, 2 and 6 years old. He was a son of City Clerk S. F. Stiles and moved here recently from Hooper. He was a member in good standing of the Knight of Pythias and was one of the organisers of the Western Bees and an officer of their Nebraska grand lodge. At the time of his death he was In their employ and also collected for the Metropolitan Life Insur ance company. An inquest wil probably be held this afternoon. DR. MATTHEWS LOSES HIS CASE State Board of Health to Revoke License of Omahn Physician, (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, June 21.-(Speclal Telegram.) The State Board of Health this morning affirmed the decision of the board of sec retaries, to revoke the license to practice medicine held by Dr. Mathewa of Omaha. - The board allowed Dr. Mathewa until Monday to Introduce any new evidence he may have. Dr. Mathews Is accused of performing a criminal operation upon Miss Edith Short, a former nurse at Dr. Bailey sanitarium. ... 7 Home Telephone Can Bnlld. WYMORE, Neb.. June 21 (Special.) Last night at a regular session of the council the mayor's veto to an ordinance repealing a franchise granted to the New Home Tele phone company was sustained. Last Jan uary the New Home Telephone company d-ilred to come Into the city and waa granted a franchise. Immediately an In junction suit was brought against them to restrain them from building here, the alle gation being made that the franchise had been "railroaded." After some time the Injunction suit was withdrawn. Tester day work was again commenced, but the mayor ordered them to stop and to show what right they bad to build, a an ordi nance had been Introduced In the council repealing the franchise granted them on the grounds that they had not lived up to the conditions Imposed by the granting of said franchise. This ordinance had been vetoed by the mayor and had been tabled Indefinitely. Last night, however, an effort to pass the repealing ordinance failed, and the Home company Is free to go on with their work. . Convention of Blind Graduates. COLLEGE VIEW. Neb., June 21. (Spe cial.) The alumni of the Nebraska School for the Blind, situated at Nebraska City, met Tuesday last at College View. The meetings were .held In the college main building. This meeting Included the most successful and Influential blmd of the State. Among the most prominent of the delegates were Mr.Mer Parrlsh, a tuner from Beatrice; Mr. Bertram Bell, who for the last few years has been employed by the Baldwin Piano factory of Chicago Heights, 111., and Miss Sarah Cosad. She Is a teacher of music In northern Kansas, where she has a class of about sixty-eight pupils and Is doing very well. All of the fourteen delegate are making a success of life, thanks to the training given them nd to their plucky perseverance. Many of these people came to Lincoln unattended and found their way, by the aid of the street csr men, to College View. Accidentally Bhoete Himself. FREMONT, Neb.. June 21. (Special Tele gram.) Augist Suva, a son of Joseph Suva, living a mile north of Dodge, acci dentally hot himself yesterdsy afternoon. The shooting occurred near the barn. HI brother beard the discharge of a gun and found him near the granary In a pool of blood. A physician was summoned, but the yong man died before he arrived. It Is supposed that Suva seised the gun, which was kept In the granary, by the mussle. The shot entered the stomach, passing up ward. He was 22 yesrs of age and a young man of exceptional promise. Coroner Over grd held an inquest today and the Jury rendered a rerdice of accidental shooting. MUalnar Wvmna located. BEATRICE. Neb.. June 21 (Special Telegram.) Today Mr. Eva Btddke. who disappeared from her home at Wymore last week, waa located at the home of Mr, nd Mrs. Grubb tn South Beatrice and taken In custody by' the officer. Her par ante. Mr. and Mr. Beat.' took her home this evening. Child Serlenaly Barned. BEATRICE. Neb.. June 21. (Special Telegram.) Fire today partially destroyed the home of Harry Svett. Hta little child waa severely burned about the face and head and narrowly escaped a frightful death. A gseullns explosion caused the lie. . ' . CONVENTION BIG SUCCESS 0re.FiT6 Hundred DeUrttg Dikom Woik of Bundaj Eohool. MUCH ENTHUSIASM DISPLAYED IN WORK Re port a of Officers Skew Decidedly Satisfactory Condition ( Affaire Tbronghont the State. YORK, . Neb.. June 21.-Bpeclal.)-The state Sunday school convention continues to grow In Interest. This I certainly the best In the history of the association. There are 525 delegates enrolled. AH are enthusiastic and attentive. The association assembled Wednesday mornirlg promptly at I o'clock for prayer service. The Bible study, conducted by Rev. Daniel E. Jenkins, Omaha, was up lifting to those present. George G. Wal lace, chairman of executive committee. Omaha, conducted conference with workers of tlie state. W. E. Nlchol, recording secretary, gave report of the year's work, which waa highly gratifying. P. S. Dletrick. Red Cloud, statistical secretary, gave a full re port of the schools of the state. H. M. Stledley gave a report of work done out in the field which tins heen continuously and faithfully performed. Paul S. Dletrick of Red Cloud, who con ducted the county work In York county so successfully and raised It to a business standing, presided over the session of county organization. M. D. Berg of Pone presented It from the standpoint of the aim of county associations. "How Shall the Apportionment Be Raised?" and "How Can the County Association Help Its Con stituency Do Better Work?" were presented by Robert W. Adams, Tekamah, and L. L. Coryell, Auburn. These subjects were dis cussed by those present. Mrs. Belle Warner, Price, rendered a vocal solo which waa appreciated by all. The Sunday school missionaries of the state were Introduced and presented their respective work to the attention of Aose present. . Dr. Jenkins again led the Bible study, when the session was reopened In the after noon. E. C. Babcock, treasurer, of Lincoln, gave report. Raising the Money. At this time the pledges for the expenses were taken from the schools and tTRO wa pledged for the state work. It was decided that county officers raise their own apportionments and leave the most excellent field workers. Prof. H. -M. 8tledley and Miss Mamie Haines, free to attend to bettering and the raising of the standard of schools. A conference on some problems of Sun day schools was held by Thomas F. Stur gss of Omaha, Prof. L. D. Eichom of Canon City. Colo., the music leader, and Mrs. J. A. Walker, Denver. Colo., the International primary president. Mr. E. C. Knapp. director of Bible study. I Broadway tabernacle. New Tork, addressed the convention on the subject of "Building t'p a Sunday School." which was followed by a conference when questions were asked which he answered In a scholarly, business like way, each answer containing the help asked for In concise form. For the evening session the Methodist Episcopal church was crowded to Its fullest capacity. Fifteen hundred people were" present. The ong sen-Ice opened the even ing's exercises and was followed by an ad dres by 1 D. Elehorn on the subject, "Im proving the MuHje." He Introduced songs for Sunday- school taken from music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and others of the best composers and showed how music might be used of this grade and would be of great value to students. He thinks the catchy, Jlngly songs used so much now of little value and written by musicians to meet the demand, not because It Is the best they can do. Commercial Clnb Picnic CREIGHTON. Neb., June 21.-(Speclal.)-The members of the Crelghton Commercial club were entertained here today by tho farmers of this section at a picnic dinner, held In the H. Rhodes grove two and one half miles north of here. The club mem bers and their wives and children were driven In carriages to the grove, a few Impromptu speeches were given, after which dinner wa served. The afternoon was taken up in different sports, foot races, ball games, etc. The above complimentary din ner was given the Commercial club In re turn for a like compliment given the farmer during the Farmers' Institute, held her In the spring. These meetings are highly com mendable a they tend to brlna tha firm... nd the merchants closer together in a mutual feeling to ben -fit one another. Jtsi f Xebrnsksu PLATT6MOrTH-The water In the Platte river Is receding. the Diamond bakery to J. w. Hemr PLATTSMOl'TH The Cass county old T'.'iT" 8n''nth annual reunion will h. neio in i nion on August 24 and 25 PLATTSMOl'TH Will H r-l-m'... .. acting as station agent for the Burlington here Tn the absence of W. L. Picket PLATT8MOUTH Homer Bandera, while working in the Burlington storehouse, had one foot badly mashed. BEATRICE Francis Boon ,A u ., died yesterday at the county poor farm -i., i, ii.ii.-Hn aoout two weeks. BKWARD-The Oermantown ball team will play the Seward German Lutheran col lege team on the college campus Saturday TEKAMAH The Mlnneannli. M. r road la building a thirty-two-foot addition on the north side of Its depot at this place. , 1 1 riMiji 1 M Ami B. Todd of Den ver is visiting relatives here and says that ye" r better than it haa been for a FALLS CITY-Mr. Thomas Hewitt of Lexington, Neb., and Miss Elizabeth Nav lor of Falls City were married here last evening. PLATTSMOUTW-Mr. A. fltreei. who has been engaged in business 'iera for twelve years, has sold he millinery stock to Mrs. II. E. Weldman. PAPILLION-Two hundred soldiers, un der command of Ciouin tviii-nr camped In town. They are on their practice . i,, .iuiii run truDK. WYMORE A atreet fair will be held here next month in connection with the atate circuit races. The Wymore band has also ben engaged to play each day. WYMORE Today at noon occurred th marriage of Charley Miller to Misa Anna Docekal. Mra. Miller Is the daughter of Frank Docekal. a retired merchant. KAIRBCRT City Clerk F. L. Rain has advertised for proposals for the con struction of s.OOO feet of sanitary sewers, the bids to be received until July 10. SEWARD President Geesen of the German-American Picnic association called a meeting of the committee together and it was arranged to hold the picnic on August 23. 8EWARD Martin B. Lehr. trvellng freight agent for the Wabash railroad, was married here Saturday to Miss May Soren eon. Rev. H. W. Leavltt was the officiating minister. . SEWARD The grand Jury finished up its work Saturday and waa discharged. The cost of the grand Jury was fl.nuo. A number of Indictments were found, but not yet made public. WOOD RIVER The wedding of Miss Nel lie Francis of this place and John Gorham of Grand Island was solemnised this morn ing in St. Mary a Catholic church, Rev. P. Lynch officiating. SEWARD Senator Martin Demery and Mr. V. D. Johnston of Beaver Crossing have purchased a 13.600 stock of gencrai mer chandise at Arlington. Neb., and will ahip It to Beaver Crossing and conduct a general merchandise store. , WYMORE Yesterday, while fishing at Blue Spring. Sam Earl of this city re ceived a sever gash on the head, requiring several atllches to "close Mr. Earl waa alttlng on the middle of the dam fishing and. becoming dliiy by the rushing waiera. fell off vo the rock Ueluw. jr a while Ms life ws despaired of. but t present his condition Is somewhat Improved. NORTH PLATTE The North Plstte fire department has entered into a contract with the Dixie Carnival company or the appearance of that attraction tr a week beginning July I. BEATRICE The drill team of Washing ton camp No. S, Woodmen of the World, Is making plans to sttend the annual meet ing of the Woodmen to be held at Ne braska City July i, 4 and (. WYMORE A scenic artist from New York Is here working on a ll.onn contract for new scenery for the Wymore opera house. The building will be furnished with opera chairs of the latest pattern. WYMORE C. A. Roth, chtef storekeeper of the Wymore division of the Burlington, haa been transferred to the Alliance divi sion. He and his wife will leave for that plsre tomorrow. E. C. Hill succeeds htm here. WYMORE About fifteen of the business men sre taking another "trade extension trip" today. This is their fourth trip this spring. They drive out through t lie coun try visiting their customers and meeting new ones. FAIRBfRY At a meeting of the city council last evening Mayor L'hley ap pointed as members of the city library board, for the term of three years, Mrs. C. F. Steele, Mrs. B. W. McLucas and Prof. A. I Carlness. SEWARD The German Lutheran con gregation will hold an open air mission service Sunday In the Mlrgln'e grove, south of 8eward. Rev. Becker, the resident pastor, will be assisted by two minister of the county churches. PAPILLION Msrshsll Gstewood srrested a boy 16 years old last evening for stealing a horse from a grading ramp near Omaha. The boy sold the horse here for JlS, which he paid over to Marshal Oatewood. Sheriff McKvory took him to the Omaha Jail. WYMORE Work wss commenced yester dsy tearing down the frame buildings on the site for a new brick block tn be erected by Mr. H. A. Greenwood. When the block Is finished it will be occupied by Jesse Newton with a stock of men's fur nishings. 8E WARD The house occupied by Henry Rolfmeir on his farm In J. precinct, was destroyed by fire Saturday. Mrs. Rolfmeir was canning cherries Just outside the door and was not aware of the house being on fire until the whole interior was tairly consumed. B E A T R I C E Homer Armstrong, the youth who waa lodged In Jail here Tues day evening on the rhsrge of stealing a horse from Alexander Armstrong, a farmer living nesr Odell. was given a hearing be fore Judge Spsfford today as an incorrigible and ordered Bent to the reform school. BEATRICE The 0th birthday anniver sary of John C. Howe was sonronrlatelv celebrated Isst night at the home of his niece. Mrs. Joseph McCsnn. Mr. Howe was msde the recipient of severs! tokens of remembrance ss well as congratulations of having reached auch an anniversary. FAIRHI'RY District court Is In ses sion, Judge Raper presiding. This morn ing the court sustained tbe 'city council In their action In granting a liquor license to F. F. Borland. The case was appealed by the attorney for tho remonstrators, from the decision of the council a few days ago. NORTH PLATTE A good rain fell here last night, amounting to about one-half Inch. It was not bsdly needed, but was of advantage to the growing crops. The early part of the storm was accompanied by a. severe windstorm, and telephone connec tions were destroyed with some of the out side towns. WYMORE Semmer Miller was bound over to the district court here this morn ing on a charge of grand larceny from the person. Last week he had stolen a gold watch and chain from a man asleep In Horseshoe park, on the outskirts of town. He came here from Denver end said his home waa In Iowa. NORTH PVATTE A call has been Is- suea ror a meeting or tne ltepunncan County Central committee to meet in tho office of Walter V. Hoagland of this city, on June in, 190s, at X p. ni. The purpose of the meeting is to fix a date for the re publican county convention and for other incidental business. WOOD RIVER Mr. J. O. Mead, one of the early settlers in Hall county, died at the home of his datiehter, Mra. tsner Tracy, last night at the age of 90 yeira. The funeral took place at the home thu afternoon. Rev. A. E. Bashford conducting the services. The remains were laid to rest In the Wood River cemetery. BEATRICE Carpenter and Helvey, two of the six prisoners who were put to work on the streets Tuesday, escaped yesterday afternoon from Officer Land and left for Darts unknown. Clarence Cave of thl city and a young man named Wilson from Wymore, who were working out fines on the streets, raised the necessary funds yesterday, paid out and were discharged NORTH PLATTE County Assessor Robhtns today turned 'Over his assessment schedule to the board of equalization. The tiedule shows a gain In the valuation of property In Lincoln county of 1600,000. The improvement on town lots show a gsin of jr2.626, and on other lands, $73, 130. There wilt be a slight Increase In the valuation of the union Pacific property this connty. NORTH PLATTE: One hundred and fifty Italians, who had been employed oil con struction work on the North river branch of the Vnlon Pacific railroad at $1.75 per day, ent on a atrike nonciay. The strlK ers and their belongings were brought to this city tn the afternoon in the outfit car In which they lived and upon their ar rival In the west end of the city were ejected rrom the cars. BEATRICE William S. Fulton, a Beat rice boy and at present a member of Ful ton Bros. Stock company, now playing a Bummer's engagement at the Oliver theater at Lincoln, has been granted a patent on an auto-asate, a suDstitute ror a mrycie. Each skste haa two small ball-besrlng wheel with pneumatic tires and Is so ar ranged that it ran be fastened to the foot the same as an ordinary skate. TEKAMAH-At a regular meeting of Tekamah lodge No. 81. Ancient Free and Accepted Maaona, held last night the fol lowing officers were Installed by Past Grand Master Mopeweii: Frank E. ward W. M.; H. K. Clark. 8. W.; Walter M Hopewell. J. W.; J. P. Latta. treasurer John A. Slnghaus, secretary: Fred Wlxer, S. D.; F. P. Smith. J. D. ; F. N. Moore house. & S ; M. L. Gllkerson, J. 8.; H M. Morehouse, tyler. NORTH PLATTE The work of the steam pile drivers on the North Platte river bridge on the new road of the Lnlon Pacific up the North Platte valley was completed last week, and the bridge Is now ready for the laying of the steel. A gang of section house carpentera arrived tn first of the week and will begin at once to erect section houses along the line of the new road,. The fencing or the right-of- way will also soon orain. NORTH PLATTE City Engineer Pau C Mevers sent in his resignation to the city council Isst night, and they promptly accepted it. There had been conalderauie friction betm-een the city engineer and the council over the location of the permanent sidewalks being laid in tne city. 1 he sur veyor having laid out his stakes for walks, nd the council directing the wslks to he laid otherwise, so that the walks would be on the level with, and In a line Willi the other permanent walks. NORTH PLATTE North Platte will not have a Fourth of July celebration this year. But Sutherland, to the west, has made great arrangements and Attorney 'A. Muldoon of this city will be the principal speaker of the day. At Ogallala, fifty-one miles west, there will be a celebration of magnitude and Attorney J. O. Heeler will give the oration. At Maxwell, fourteen miles east of this city, there will also be a celebration, so that though the cltlsens of the city of North Platte have a carnival on tap on the holiday, they will not be prohibited from enjoying some of fruits of a genuine Fourth of July in the neighboring villages. 8TBLIA The merchsnt of Stella held a mass meeting and decided to have a cele bration here on the Fourth of July. Ample funda have been aubscrlbed to make the financial side of the matter a success. A large tent will be erected on Main atreet for apeakers, and the whole town will be uaed aa a park for the day. Every atreet In town Is lined with large shade trees, so the dsy can be comfortably spent by all visitors. FALLS CITY The case of the state gainst Erie Bode for emhezxlemnt was called for trial Wednesday afternoon, when Judge Kelllgar arrived and the application made by Bode for a continuance was over ruled. Owing to the indisposition of Bode' counsel, the case was postponed until a Ister date, when the Jury will be called bark. This will be July 11. The esses against Richard Adama and several others for gambling at Stella were settled by Adama pleading guilty to gambling and paying a fine of tluO and coats. The cases sgalnst the other parlies were dismissed by the county attorney. FREMONT Peterson's hardware store was entered by burglars about 1:10 this morning by breaking a window In the rear. The sound was heard at the police station a block and a half away, but while the officers were examining all the etor windows In the vicinity, the burglar did their work and escaped. A considerable quantity of amall gooda was taken, the exact amount Mr. Peterson Is unable to Uli. Beat All. When your eye are dim, tongue coated, appetite poor, bowels eonatlpated, Blectrla Bitter beat all cure, to cent, ror sal by Sherman aV McConnell Drug Co, JURY IIAS JOE CROW'S CASE Twelve Van Btllotinc on Coarro of Im peding Justice with Fuie. ATTORNEYS CLASH IH VERBAL COMBAT Connsel fee the Ks-Pestmaster and Foreman ( Grnnd fnry- Cnst Aspersions en GTern ment Officials. Joseph Crow't case In the United State district court was given to th Jury at 2:18 o'clock yesterday afternoon. As no agreehient had been reached at o'clock, the court permitted the Jury to go to gupper and it was taken to the Paxton hotel, re turning to the Jury room at 7:15. From that time until 10 o'clock there was no Indica tions of an agreement. nd the Jury sent word to Judge Munger. who was In waiting at the court room, that further Instructions were desired. Defendant Crow and At torney Gurley were sent for and there were present In the court room In addition to the above nsmed when the Jury filed In. Dis trict Attorney Qoss, Marshal Warner and two deputies and two of the secret service officials. Albert Welkins of Lincoln, foreman of the Jury, stated that the Instructions that the Jury desired to be Informed upon were: What would be the effect If a verdict of guilty wa found on one count and a dls- greement on all other?" Judge Munger said: "The effect, while such a verdict could be returned, would be that a new trial would have to be had on all the counts upon which there was a disagreement. " The Jury then retired again and It was ex pected that It would soon return the mixed verdict. Half an hour passed and the Jury did not return, and Judge Munger stated, after some little reflection, "that he did not feel disposed to accept such" a verdict at this time anyhow." An additional bailiff was sworn In and the marshal was directed by the court to permit the Jury to go to a hotel, but that It must be kept together, and returnTo the Jury room for delibera tion at 8 o'clock this morning, although the court would not be ready to receive any re port until o'clock or after. Judge Munger and the court officials then left the court house, on the further in formation that the jury would not come to an agreement during the night. . The Jury was then taken to the hotel in charge of Bailiffs Miller and Smith for tho re mainder of the night. Prior to the beginning of tbe arguments the proposition wss considered as to whether the arguments should apply to the: first nine counts of the Indictment, which charged the Impeding of justice. In the offering of passes to specific Individuals, members of the grand Jury, or the tenth count, which charges that the passes were given by Crow to the Jurors for the pur pose of Influencing them to vote a no-blll against Ware. The court maintained that If the first nine counts were sustained and a verdict of guilty returned on them It would be equivalent to a verdict of guilty on the tenth count, and vice versa. The government therefore decided to stand on the first nine count and th court eliminated the tenth count. Goes on the Motive. Each side was given an hour and a half for argument, the argument beginning at 9:20, with I'nited States District Attorney Goss leading off for the government. The essential feature of Mr. Goss' argument was to establish the theory of a motive as based upon the evidence. He analysed the evi dence thoroughly and his address through out was strong, temperate and eloquent. He showed that influences were at work back of all of the cattle and land cases to prevent Indictment and conviction after In dictment. Tbe duty of the government offi cers was not to persecute an Innocent man. but to prosecute a violation of the laws against the people. W. F. Gurley was the first speaker for the defense. He took up the evidence piece by piece and sought to show that the gov ernment had fallen down flatly on Its case and that there was no evidence to convict. He maintained that neither L. C. Wheeler, District Attorney Goss nor 8peclal District Attorney Rush wss the government, al though they seemed possessed with the Idea that they were the whole thing. "If there has been any violation of the law," exclaimed Mr. Gurley, "the govern ment officers have been guilty of that vio lation of law." Ransom Get Tart. "When th government officers have a bad case,'' ssld Frank Ransom, who fol lowed Mr. Gurley for the defense, "they appeal to patriotism a last resort. It appears thst Mr. Crow has been guilty Of less majeste in voting no-bill against Ware, In the estimation of Wheeler, Rush and these peclsl detectives who hsve been hounding these Jurors. These officials cave emptied the Jail and taken out of Its polluting precincts this man Welsh and polluted this court room with his pret ence. Not satisfied with hounding men by secret sen-Ice agents, they have coerced their witnesses and victim at th plsto!' end to sign statements which they did not make In the grand Jury room. The Spanish Inquisition did not resort to much worse than this. Out upon a prosecution that would seek to convict a dog on such testi mony a that of Lambert and Welsh. Passes have been current about this build ing for lo, these many yesrs. If a man were a member of the legislature, i there anything more natural than that he should ask the speaker of the house to get him a pass, and I there anything wrong in a member of the Jury to ask tha foreman to get him a pass If he had the requ'slte In fluence?" Rash Hands It Bnek. Special District Attorney Rush delivered the closing argument for the government. He was considerably worked up over the aspersions regarding the government offi cials made by the two preceding speakers. He paid hla compliments to Gurley and Ransom in caustic term and then went Into the merit of the case. He analysed the motive actuating Crow in giving out railroad passes, which in most instance were without the solicitation of the benefi ciarlca, a a "percolating system" or a "sense of obligation" that would naturally affect the Jurors who had received auch favors from him, particularly when he would announce loudly and personally, "I vote no bill." "The presumption was evident," said Mr. Rush, "that the recipients of the favor would do likewise. It is a noticeable fart that It waa only during th pendency of Important bills before the grand Jury that Mr. Crow was so generous In the distribu tion of hi passe. After the work of the grand Jury waa finished his hitherto spon taneous generosity and liberality ceased. There were no more no-blll to be voted, nd hence there was no further need for passes, and he overlooked the formality of providing or even offering the jurors pasae to their homes, except In the case of Ash ley, Gow and Nellsen, to whom h proffered trip passes to Colorado and return." A rather caustic climax to Mr. r.uah's ad dress was when he referred to Mr. Gurley with soma warmth " man whose shirt collar Is larger than his head, and whose girth is so big that the slrclngle of the larg est elephant would hardly go round it." Wnnsan V fnr Brlllns Llannr. Ollt Thomas of South Omaha was ar ralcnrd trfnr t'nltd 8lats Commissioner Andtison Thursday kflcrnoou on the chargs 2 C DIG SUMMER SALE OUR ENTIRE STOCK $50,000.00 WORTH OP MERCHANDISE WILL BE PLACED OX SALE SAT. URDAY, JUNE 23, AND CONTINUE UNTIL EVERY THING IS SOLD. "We are simply overstocked with summer merchan dise and goods will be sold at virtually YOUR OWN PRICE. COME EARLY. S. 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RATES AND TICKETS Very low round trip homeseekers ex cursion rates will be in effect on above dates to these destinations and to any other points in the homestead counties in Nebraska. Those holding excursion tickets desiring to visit other points will be fur nished township plats showing the homestead land in any section they desire to visit. JlfL HOTELS. The Latest Addition to the Great Hotels of the World 42d St. and . Park Ave. MEW YORK ; Opened May 8, 1906 nirjhest Type ol Fireproof Construction Replete With Every Detail ol Service and Equipment Hotel PM iIm. Is an innovation. Unique and original. All exposed cooking. Sea food of all varieties a specialty. Our combination Breakfasts are a popular feature. The German Rathskeller is Broadway's greatest attraction for special food dishes and popster mule, EUROPEAN PLAN. .' . 400 rooms. 200 baths. Rates for rooms $1.60 and upward; II .00 an4 upward with bath. 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