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th Hltchoock republican to Saunders on
th flrat ballot.
Th sixth senatorial conflict, which re
sulted In the election of Charles H. Van
Wck. took place In 1881. In thla contest,
aa In tha. previous campaign, tha force of
public sentiment wu with the field, and
opposed to the re-election of Senator Pad
dock. The difficulty of uniting the field
seemed almost Insurmountable, but on the
fifth day after tha balloting had begun
and after a atampede had almoat brought
about Paddock's re-election, an antl-Pad-dock
caucua waa held, amid tha moat In
tense excltemement, and centered upon Van
Wyck, electing him thirty minute later on
In the senatorial contest of 1883 the
seventeenth ballot waa again the talis
man that decided the fateful struggle.
Fifteen daya were consumed In balloting
and ten days elapsed before tha necessary
number could be secured to hold a caucua
Alvln Baunders was a' candidate for re
election, but the republican vote was di
vided between him and John C. Cowln,
Charles F. Manderson, Joseph H. Millard
and John M. Thayer. Millard was re
garded aa the 'candidate who had tha finan
cial atrength behind him, but he waa un
-'Me to aecura the votes necessary to his
-tlon. Charlea P. Manderson, who from
- unrt to the day previous to tha end-
the race mustered only eight vote,
n:illy given the caucua nomination
t . jhn C. Cowln, the highest competi
tor, ..nd waa elected the next day by tha
unanimous republican vote. J. Sterling
Morton received the bulk of the democrats
Paddock Beveraee Result.
li. ;3ti7 oame another hotly contested
aenatoritil fight, Charles H. Van Wyck
asking for re-election. Ha had taken ad
vantage of the provision of the constitu
tion allowing him to aubmlt his name
for an expression of popular preference,
and was unquestionably the choice of a
majority of the people. Tha opposition,
lioweve.-, had oentered Its effort In pro
curing legislative nominations for men who
eould be depended upon to Ignore the pop
ular will. ' Although tha organisation of
tha house was effected by the Van Wyck
forces in tha election of their candidate
for speaker, In the formal ballots the votes
for senator were divided betwe-n Van
Wyck, Paddock and a few others. After
a few days' balloting the republicans were
consolidated on Paddock by means of a
caucus and he was elected for a second
time. The democrats divided their votes
between Dr. George L. Miller and John A.
The senatorial election of 1893 was again
protracted. ' The legislature was divided
between republicans, populists and demo
rata In such a way that no one of them
had tha necessary number to elect. The
balance of power lay with tha democrats,
who, by throwing to republicans or popu
lists, were able to decide the politics of
the successful man. It took the democrats
a long time to determln which course to
pursue. In the Interval the balloting con
tlnued from day to day, with the populists
voting In succession for John H. Powers
tha defeated candidate for governor; W. L.
Greene, later congressman from the Sixth
district, and William V. Allen, then
judge on tha district bench. The republl
cans tried to break tha deadlock by awing
lug back and forth from Paddock to Thurs
ton, but In vain. Finally, upon the elgh
tenth ballot, tha democrats, who had been
holding out, swung In with the popuiist
and gave seventy votes and the election 1
to William V. Allen.
Tha senatorial contest of H96 was devoid
of excitement, the" prise being tendered
to John M. Thurston by s written sgree
ment signed by all the republican members
of the legislature before the session was
Hayward Wins Less Coatest.
The senatorial contest of 1899 precipi
tated a protracted deadlock. M. L. Hay
ward, finding himself defeated aa the re
publican candidate for governor, responded
to an unmistakable popular call to enter thj
raoa for the United States senate. His prin
cipal competitor was Pavld B. Thompson of
IJncoln, who, up to the time -It became
known that tha legislature had gone re
publican, had scarcely been auBpected of
harboring senatorial aspiration. Tha field
was large, including among the candldatea
John U. Webater of Omaha, O. M. Lam
bertoon, M. B. Reese and Allen W. Field of
Lincoln, K. H. Hlnahaw of Falrbury, E. J.
Halner of Aurora, C. E. Adams of Superior,
J. B. Weston of Beatrice and a number of
others, but none of them mustered a for
midable strength. Strange to say, the situ
ation developed into an alignment with
Miywarrt. tha strong man, and tha Held
combined on one aide, agalnat D. E. Thomp
son on tha other. The policy pursued by
Thompson of making mysterious claims
of hidden strength kept' the followers of
liayward out of a caucus until nearly two
months of balloting had elapsed, the vote
of the republicans In open session being
scattered among tha various candidates,
while the fusion 1st a continued to record
themselves for William V. Allen. At last,
after considerable contention over the
terms, a caucua agreement was reached by
tha republicans, calling for a two-t birds
vota by a peculiarly open-and-shut ballot
which allowed certain members of the
caucus to vote secretly at -their option.
Kven 'then' the caucus ouuld arrive at no
reamlt for several days, until a break waa
made la tha following of two or three or
tha smaller candldatea, and the nomination
was declared for Mr. Hayward. Stories
were rife at tha time of an attempt to re-
puUla I W caucu decision, dui -alien th
ballot wM takn la joint session all th
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republican voted for Hayward, while the
opposition died In the ditch with Allen. To
elect Hayward It required .forty-three joint
ballots, extending over tha forty-ninth day
of the session, leaving a period of vacancy
In tha state's representation between Maroh
4. when Senator Allen's term expired, and
March I, when his successor secured his
It wss owing to the death of Hayward be
fore he had an opportunity to All hla seat and
the appointment by the governor of Senator
Allen to fill the vacancy that the legislature
of 1901 was called upon to choose two
United Statea senators a situation not pre
sented since the original election of two
United State, senators by the first state
legislature Immediately after Nebraska was
admitted to the union. With tha doubling
of the atake the excitement and persistence
waa more than doubled. A long list of
candidates presented themselves to the leg
islature, divided In their aspirations be
tween the short term and the long term,
the first being conceded to the South Platte
and the latter being claimed by the North
Memorable Fight la 1881.
The principal candidate for the short
term was again David E. Thompson of
Lincoln, the lesser light In his Armament
being E. H. Hlnshaw of Falrbury, now
congressman from the Fourth district; E.
Halner of Aurora, former congressman,
and Francis Martin, state senator from
Richardson county. Facing the other goal
the leaders were Edward Rosewater. editor
of The Omaha Bee; Ooorge D. Melklejohn
of Fullerton, former assistant secretary
of war; Stste Senator F. M. Currie of
Custer county end Lorenso Crounse, state
senator and former governor, of Washing
ton county. Through the fifty-four daya of
balloting other names appeared from time
to time In the list, but never as serious
candidates for the senatorshlp.
The balloting began before common
ground was reached for a caucus, and
when a caucus ws finally secured tha
preponderance of Thompson strength, pre
cipitated a bolt of nine members, who pro
claimed the ultimatum thst they would
enter no caucus from whioh Thompson was
not barred. These nine men professed to
be against Thompson on account of his
affiliation with Burlington railroad Inter
ests., but as a matter of fsct they were
generally known to be representatives of
the Union Pacific and Elkhorn combine.
who were determined not only to beat
Thompson because he wss allied with the
opposition railroad, but to beat Rosewater
as. well, because he was Independent of all
railroads. At several stages effort 'were
mode to effect a compromise with the
fusion minority in favor of Allen (fusion
1st) and Crounse (republican), but without
success, because enough republican votes
could not be mustered to consummate th
election of a populist.
The deadlock was finally broken by the
withdrawal of Thompson and Rosewater
on the last regular day of the session, the
caucus quickly agreeing on two dark horses
in the persons of Governor Charles H.
Dietrich for rtie South Platte senatorshlp
and Joseph H. Millard, a banker of Omaha,
for the North Platte aenatorshlp. Th
ballot that determined that Nebraska's
seats In the upper house of congress should
be occupied rather than remain vacant
abated the highstrung tension of all par
ticipants. The successful and unsuccessful
candidates were called before the" Joint
convention and expressed acquiescence In
the result. As described at the time, "The
election of Dietrich and Millard was hailed
with Joy and exultation; the deadlock had
been broken; Nebraska was assured two
republican senators; It brought a feeling
ot relief If not entirely of satisfaction."
Fight on Dietrich.
The contest over th Dietrich succession
began long before the time for the election
waa in sight. The elements that com
passed the defeat of Thompson aocepted
the substitution of Governor Dietrich with
still less grace and set about early to make
hla re-election Impossible. Their campaign
of ridicule and detraction culminated In
hla Indictment by the federal grand Jury,
which, notwithstanding hla acqultaJ,
marked him for retirement at the end u(
hi a term. To mak sure that Thompson
should not fall heir hla opponents settled
upon E. J. Burkett, congressman from tha
Kirn district, and residing In th same city
a Mr. Thorn pan n, to mak the raoe,
Thompson, however, refused to compete
and Burkett secured the support of his
home county without contest. While this
was being worked out the program waa
lnauguiated for the nomination off a candi
date for United States senator In the r
publican state convention, and the state
commltte was prevailed upon to Include
In Its call a recommendation to that effect.
No other avowed candidate appearing, th
convention nominated Mr. Burkett without
dissent and his name appeared on the OfTV
clal ballot aa th republican nominee. In
many district candidates were pledged to
his support and his lctlon waa a formal
approval of the convention'a nomination;
but before this was done he was compelled
to make an open declaration of hi de
termination to support the railroad regula
tion policy of Prealdent Rooaevelt.
Last In the List.
The present senatorial contest was really
out In th republican state convention held
last August. The candidacy of Attorney
General Norrls Brown had been projected
early In the winter and his friends pre
vailed on the state commltte to follow th
precedent set two year before cf Includ
ing th nomination of a candidate for sen
ator In the convention call. Senator Mil-
lard protested In saying that h was la
I th hand of hi friend and In ' refusing
to make any active effort in Ms own behalf.
The admirers of the lata Edward Rose
water,, editor ot The Bee, seeing In Mm
the only Omaha candidate who could ap
peal to the support of tha growing anti
corporation sentiment a against Brown,
Inaugurated a movement for him during his
abaence at tha World's Postal congres at
Rome and secured for him the solid home
backing although not without a sharp
skirmish over Senator Millard and former
Governor Crouns. Tha corporation and
federal brigade supporting Millard bent all
their energlea to preventing convention
nomination but In vain. The lines were
drawn so that Millard, Crounse and tha
others wer In the pitiable plight of com
manding but a handful of delegates alto
gether. Brown was admittedly In. the lead
but. not until the fifth ballot was he able
to muster the necessary majority to nom
inate over Rosewater who was a danger
ously close second. Mr. Rosewater
mounted the platform and pledged loyal
support to hla successful competitor but
Millard who had sat on the stage through
the balloting refused to be bound bV It and
continued to plot with the corporations and
to secure repudiation of the convention
decree. The overwhelming republican ma
jorities returned to both houses of the
legislature shattered their hopes of block
ing the situation with a few votes as had
been done before. The Investigation res
olution presented by a democratic member
on the eve of the Impending election Is
apparently their Isst desperate move. The
democrats and populists in the meantime
had nominated W. II. Tompson for sen
ator In their conventions thus making the
Issue squarely before the people between
the two candidates.
NOT SLAP AT GENERAL WOOD
(Continued from First Page.)
Moore of the weather service to the com
mittee on agriculture. When he appeared
before that body the other day Mr. Moore
explained why It was that the weather
stations authorised In the last session of
congress had not been erected. He said
that In one Instance bids were Invited for
a building In Alabama which wss an exact
duplicate of one In Arkansas, the letter
cost 15,700 a year ago while the Alabama
bid waa a little over $10,000. In another
Instance In the west $23,000 was the lowest
price for which any contractor would agree
to erect a building, a duplicate of which
had been erected less than two year ago
ror 110,000. At Sandy Hook, N. J., tho
weather bureau found It Impossible to ob
tain bids for a building In response to ad
vertisements Sent out, and ven after they
had sent personal requests to the prin
cipal contractors In the vicinity they were
unable to obtain an offer at any figure.
It I not alone the increase In the cost
of building material that has brought about
this state of affairs, although lumber is
nearly 40 per cent higher than It was two
year ago. the rate of wages In all build
ing trades Is materially higher, but the
difficulty is found In obtaining labor at
any prlc. In nearly all government con
tract a clause Is Inserted which provides
for a heavy fine for delay In completing
such contracts. Thl clause mnkes the
contractor shy about entering Into an
agreement to complete government work
within a given time. All the building
trades In every section of the country are
at work to the limit of their capacity, and
the prosperity works to the disadvantage
of the federal goveniment, because con
tractors when they have plenty of other
work to do take the) precaution to protect
themselves against fines consequent upon
the scarcity of labor.
The weather bureau will attempt during
the next fiscal year to erect a number of
weather stations by day's labor. It will
be Interesting; to watch results.
Williams Ready to nlt. ,
John Sharp Williams, for four year th
minority leader on th floor of the house,
has had enough of It. Mr. Williams Is one
of the ablest men on the democratic side.
He was educated on both sides of the At
lantic. He speaks French as well as he
does English and German as well as he
does either. He la a remarkably read man
and his head Is full of apt Information
which stands him In good stead whenever
an Important debate Is on. But physically
John Sharp Williams Is a frail man, and
the leader of the minority, as well as the
leader of the majority, must be a man of
physical parts In addition to mental hal
ance. Mr. Williams has worked hard for
his party during the last four years and
Ilk every other leader has st times gone
counter to the wishes of soma of his party
associate. Unlike other men who have
occupied a similar position Mr. Williams
has Insisted on being leader In fact as well
as leader In name during the period for
which he was chosen. Naturally, there hss
been opposition to his leadership, and now
this opposition has developed to such an
extent that a successor for the next con
gress ha already been agreed upon. Mr.
Williams does not want the job. He will
probably be chosen to represent his stste
In the senate In the Sixty-first congress.
but whether he Is or not. he will not be
leader of th minority In th Sixtieth.
It Is now practically certain It will go
to Champ Clark of Missouri. Physically
Clark Is the antithesis of Williams. He
Is a powerful speaker, a powerful man and
a good all around fighter In a debate.
Clark Is better known to the country nt
large than Williams, because during the
last three years he has lectured In r.early
every state In th union: He will make a
good floor leader, although, lacking the
suavity of the gentleman from Mississippi,
It Is doubtful If he can hold the place In
the esteem of his opponents which has nl
ways been accorded John Sharp Williams.
However, hi own party will be likely to
follow hi leadership with more willing
ness than they have evinced towards that
of the Mlsslsslpplan during the last two
years at least.
HALFWITTED MAN ASSAULTS WOMAX
Assallaat Ha Bets la Aaylam Oace
for Similar OOena.
BROKEN BOW, Neb.. Jan. 18.-( Special
Telecram.) Late Baturday afternoon as
Mrs. W. D. Grant of this city waa return
Ins? horn from a visit to her son-in-law
William Parker, whose farm I five miles
north of here, she was attacked by Blrney
Mohat, who tried to asssult her. Mrs.
Grant was walking across th field to the
main road, when Mohat, whoa brother
live a short distance from there. Jumped
from the stubble and pinioned her In hi
arms. She despsratsly fought her assail
ant and screamed for help. As she was
bout to succumb two brother of Mohat,
hearing her screams, rushed to the rescue.
Mrs. Grant, In an exhausted condition, wss
brought to this city by Ira Gtass. Mohat.
who la a balf-wltted degenerate, has al
ready been In
the asylum for trying
assault a little girl several years ago.
Deputy Thompson later located hla prisoner
In a haymow end brought him to th
Cas-tala K,oklr CwartmarttaWd.
BLUB HILL. NVsb.. Jan. II. (Special.)
Captain Kpehler, a brother of Ooorge
Koahler, of thla city, who I In th Phil
ippine, haa been court-martialed for al
leged disrespect to superior officers. H
asked for better quarters for his men
and because no attention was paid to bis
request, had th matter reported. H
was court-martialed and oan of th
dlsclpsures mad by fallow officers In hi
behalf hav caused quit a aaneatloa In
army circle. Th cas ha ba rtrrd
to frssldsut boovlU
VOTE ON SENATOR TUESDAY
Joint lsiioa Wednesday Liksly to B All
Then it of tha Cntfrt.
DELAY BY INVESTIGATION NOT LIKELY
When Thla Matter la Oat ot th Way
Both lloase Ar Expected o
Settle Dewa to a Baay
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 11. (Special.) Members
of the legislature will vot for candidates
for United Slates senttnr Tuesday and on
the day following at 1J o'clock. In Joint
session, providing one candidate has re
ceived a majority ot the votes of both
senate and house, a senator will be de
clared elected, after the reading of the
journals of both houses. Inasmuch as both
the republicans and th fuslonlst hav
indorsed candidates for th position, th
vote to be taken Tuesday is likely to be
a mere formality, and the republican mem
bers will go on record for Norrls Brown,
while th fuslonlsts will vote for W. 11.
Thompson, unless, the friends of Norrls
Brown conclude to ask that th senator
not be chos-n until the corporation demand
for an Investigation of his official acts as
attorney general has been granted and th
chargea officially exploded. Should the ma
jority conclude to do this, which, how
ever, is not In the least probable, th re
publicans will hav to scatter their votes
among various persona, as it Is necessary
to vote each day, beginning Wednesday In
Joint seSHlon, until a senator Is elected.
Considerable speculation has been In
dulged In regarding the real Intent of the
corporations In having Van Housen In
troduce his resolution. Inasmuch as no one
has been found who believes It possibly
could result in th defeat of the republican
nominee for aenator. On member figured
It out that the Corporations hope by the
resolution to force some kind of a com
promise with the) more radical Brown men
and thus stave oft or defeat some of the
measures which have been introduced to
glv the people relief frofn corporation ex
tortion. By making a big blow of the
vote they can control on the resolution
to Investigate, one man figured th rail
roads may be able to scare soma of the
legislators Into line to defeat the .state
primary bill or the bill to tax railroad
terminals for municipal purposes. Another
party figured It might be an attempt of
the railroads to force Mr. Brown to pledge
himself how he will vote in the senate
on the contract to carry the malls, this
being a matter over which the railroads
are constantly at war.
Move Will Fall
"But whatever the object. Insofar as It
relates to the pledges In the republican
state platform," said a prominent n pub
llcan, "It will fall of its purpose. No legls
lator will agree to sidestep any pledge In
that platform to get the corporation t
let up won Mr. Brown. It Is not necessary.
He is a part of the platform, and the legls-
lator who compromises will find himself
out In th cold. The platform I going to
be carried out and Mi. Brown is going to
be elected. If the railroads thought by
casting a cloud on the name of Norrls
Brown It would stop the enactment of
legislation In accordance with the pledges
made to the people, they have again mis
judged th members of the legislature and
have acaln overshot their mark."
Statement by Boa Hammond.
Ross Hammond of Fremont came In to
night to remain until after the house acts
upon the resolution t'o Investigate the of
ficial acts of Mr. Brown and probably until
after the election of'ai senator. Mr. lltim-
mond waa mentioned m the resolution as
havlng withdrawn from Clie senatorial race,
his reward :o br immunity from criminal
prosecution, it being reported he Is a stock
holder lr, ihe elevator combine. Mr. Ham
mond made the following statement regard
ing Ihe meeting of Brown, Hammond and
B. 8. Schneider, head of the so-cnlled Grain
trurt against which Mr. Brown instituted
I talked with my friends rcgardlnar mv
candidacy for the senatorshlp and my
nroiner ana pnn.ier. r ran:'. Hmimoud.
said he did not want mo to quit the paper.
That settled it with me and I decided
to withdraw from the race. I then te'e-
nhoned to Mr. Brown to come in Fre
mont. I met him at the depot and we went
logemer to my onice. inasmuch as Mr.
Schneider hod suggested to me to run for
senator I thought it courtesy due him
to nave him present when I withdrew.
Therefore I Invited him to the meeting to
near nui i naa 10 mv ana what Mr.
Brown had to say. I asked Mr. Brown his
Ideas on national matters and he told m
After he had done so I told him I Intended
to withdraw from the race and sunrmrt
him. No pledge wss made by any one and
no pledge was asked. Mr. Schneider whs
moreiy present lo near wnat was tu d anl
at my Invitation. As far as Mr. Bidwcll.
general manager of tha Northwestern, is
concerned, I understand hla private car
waa In the railroad yards, but I am posi
tive Mr. Brown does not even know him
He was not at the meeting. All of this
has been gone over and I don't see that
there Is anything new that I could tell a
committee but I am ready at any time for
Mr. Hammond waa naked If he waa a
stockholder In the elevator combine as re
ported In the resolution. He replied: 'In
asmuch aa no pledges were made at that
meeting and th elevator matter was not
considered I don't think that make any
difference to any on whether I am a
stockholder or not."
Active Work In Sight.
Th election of a senator will mark the
turning point In the session, for to date
this has been the all absorbing question,
even though It has been a foregone con
clusion who the man will be. With thl
matter disposed of, all joint committees
selected and bill returned from the print
ers, the member will be In shape to get
down to business and carry out th re
mainder ot th pledge made to th people.
Both the house and senate will be ready
to go Into oommltte of the whole for the
discussion of bills which have already been
referred to committee. From that time
un there will be llttl or no sxcus for
delays or adjournments, even over Satur
days, because of nothing to do as an ex
cuse. There will be plenty to do and It
is th sentiment of the members that hard
FOOD OF ACTRESS
Know How to Get Well.
A young lady, well known to th theater
goer of th land, give an Interesting ex
perience. Writing from Chicago, h says:
"In December, Hot, I was laid up with
a sick spell. At the expiration I was very
weak, nervous and extremely delicate,
much so that when I attempted to ra
tc.J sums rehersals such a falntness seised
me that I was compelled to stop.
"My strength returned very slowly and
I spent my time In lying down and worry
ing, till my mother persuaded me to try
Grape-Nuts food for my breakfast. I con
fee I had but little hope thst It would
do me any good, but mad up my mind
to glv It a good fair trial.
"I am mora than glad that I did. It
quickly brought back my lost strength,
mad my nerve strong and healthy again
and gsv m Increased health and weight.
I always carry it with me now. a I find
that om hotel do not keep It. Grape
Nut food haa emphatically demonstrated
Itself a blessing for health, atrength, brain
and nerve In my caa." Name given by
Postum Co.. Usui Cisak. Micu. "Thar a
work and long hours will mark the re
mainder of the session.
Member ar discussing various matters
which they believe should be attended to at
this session, and among the things Is some
way by which the powers of the courts csn
be curtailed. In a discussion of this ques
tion by some of the legislators yesterday
It was found there Is quite a sentiment
against the courts declaring laws uncon
stitutional on technicalities; against courts
enjoining or mandamusing other branchea
of th government, amounting, said one of
those In the discussion, to the courts vir
tually running, not only the state, but
local governments as well. No plan was
proposed whereby those things complained
of could be remedied, but there Is a senti
ment against the growing tendency of the
courts to virtually run the government. Al
ready there Is a bill In providing courts
cannot reverse a criminal Judgment on a
mere technicality which does not prevent
the convicted person from having a fair
Stady of (Hate Inst Itatlons.
Numerous members show a strong dis
position to learn something about the va
rious state Institutions and to become more
familial' with the way they are managed.
In this connection a suggestion has been
made that the board of trustees of the
Omaha Institute for the Deaf snd Dumb
fcnd the board which controls the affair of
the Institute for the Blind at Nebraska
City be abolished and these Institutions be
turned over to the Stste Board of Public
I,ands and Buildings with authority to con
duct them as ' the other stste Institutions
are managed. Under the present arrange
ment the trustees are paid no salaries, re
celvlng only from the state their actual
expenses while engaged In work pertaining
to the Institutions. The . trustees send In
their bills for the construction of buildings.
let the contracts themselves and the war
rant haa to be drawn by the state auditor.
who never sees the contract and know
nothing about Its -details; yet the state
auditor Is under heavy bonds to audit all
roll mm far Assessment.
Another matter which Is not being over
looked by the legislator, though it has not
been discussed very much lately. Is an
amendment to the section cf the statutes
regarding the assessment of the Pullman
Car company. Under the present laws, ac
cording to a verbal opinion given the State
Board of Assessment by Attorney General
Brown, the board has no right to Include
the value of the franchise of this company
In making up Its assessment. This leaves-
It up to the board to merely find that the
Pullman company Is worth what Pullman
lobbyist Tom Benton says It Is worth. State
Treasurer Mortensen tried to get this prop
erty increased by 100 per cent at the session
of the board last summer, and Governor
Mickey sided with him, but the other three
member of the board were opposed to the
Increase, giving as an excuse that the legal
department said under the present law this
could not be done.
In the house there probably will be quite
a fight over the' proposition to print th
dally journals. Cone of Saunders Wants the
house to have the record printed dally Just
as It will appear In the Journal at the end
of the session, the contract calling for th
printing dally of some J,Sn0 copies, all of
which, with the exception of JOO, to 'aa
bound when the session adjourns. The print
ing committee has this under advisement,
but Inasmuch as the work will have to be
don In Lincoln the field of competition Is
aid to be too narrow to permit of many
bids "being received. A hid has been filed
with the committee" for mimeograph copies
of the daily journal for the entire session
for a total cost of 1600 the supplies to be
furnished by the party making the bid.
Captain Kara a el D. Davis Dead.
Captain Samuel D. Davis, assistant quar
termaster in the adjutant general's office,
died Sunday morning at S:S0 at his home
In Wilbur from blood poisoning, caused
from an Injury to his amputated leg re-
I celved at the Fort -Riley encampment of
..a Nebraska National Guard last Augu;
from which he hnd suffered since. The
..ineral will be held at 2 p. m. Monday
January 4, at Wilbur.
Captain Davis was born In Fairfield
county, Ohio, August 13, 1845. He enlisted
In Company D, Seventy-sixth Ohio In
fantry, on February 17, 1864. He served
In the campaign of Atlanta and others par
ticipated In by' his regiment. He was mus
tered out with his regiment ot Louis
ville, Ky., July 15, 1865. He came to Ne
braska In the fall of 1866 and homesteaded
one-half mile south of Wilber In 1868, where
he has since resided. He leaves a wife,
one son and one daughter. He was an en
thusiastic Grand Army man and has held
many Important ofllces In that organization.
Bla; Increase In Business Indicates
COLUMBUS, Neb., Jan. 13. (Speclal.)
BtatlHtlc.s of the business of Columbus
postofflce during th incumbency form a
remarkable Index to' the prosperity and
rapid growth of the city. Carl Kramer
wa appointed postmaster In the year 18SU.
Tho government then allowed him fJOO for
clerk hire. His wife, Mrs. Kramer, as
sisted In the office all she could without
any psy, and Mr. Kramer employed a
clerk at a salary of 1600. so that with him
self, wife and Alfred Grlswold they man
', t th. ,..,.. wl.h neatness and
ged to run the office itn nearness ana
dispatch. Th receipts, of the office have
grown from fS.100 In 1893 to In, 109 In ISM.
The Increase over llufi amounts to $9?S.81.
It take th following force to run the
office now: Carl Kramer, postmaster; J.
C. Tiffany. Jr., assistant postmaster; Miss
Florence Kramer, money ordtr snd regis
try clerk; Louis A. Raney, mailing clerk;
John T. Graf, general delivery and for
warding clerk, and Mfss Jennie Wiseman,
Janitor, and the sulury of the whole force
Is 13.14 annually. Th city has four mall
carrier that deliver mall at the home, and,
besides, there are six rural routes start
ing from the city every day, and outsld -farmers
and residents have their mail de
livered to them by these efficient car
riers: W. D. Benson. Noah Msrlfr, H. B.
Reed, O. M. Hall, Fred L. Hahn and
WOMAN Id Bl'RNttD TO DEATH
Cloth Take Fir from Stov ad
Sh Dies la Great Aaoay.
SHKLTON. Neb., Jan. 18. (Special Tele
egram.) Mr. Herrick, a widow, living on
th Meisner farm, a mil and a half north
of Shelton, met a fearful death today
about noon. She waa fixing th fir In a
heating stove and In soma manner her
apron caught fire from the stove and In
an Instant her whole wearing apparel was
In flames and was entirely burned from
her. Her body wss so burned thai she
lived but four hours and died In much
agony. She was the widow of a veteran
cf th civil war and wa housekeeper for
Nebraska ltevrs Notes.
YORK Married, at the Congregational
parsonage. Charles E. Wheeler and Mrs.
Sarah C. Hollcok.
BEATRICE Th Union Pacific Railway
company haa nearly completed Its new
water plant at Cortland. Th Improvement
will cost nearly Ojo.
BRADSHAW Miss Anna Llastrom of
York and Mr. William A. Smith of Omaha
were married at the heme of the bitde s
parents near thla place.
BEATRICE The plant Of the Queen City
Creamery company, which has teen closed
down fur the last few months, will resume
Operations next WedniJuy.
M COOL JCNCTION William Gala way,
one of McCool Junction's enterprising busi
ness men. was married this week to Mia
Grace A. Small of this city.
YORK At the York rillege oratorical
couuel W. O. Hall excelled and will b
the representative of Tork college In the
state contest, which will be held at Crete.
TI-X-UMPF.il State Senator J. O. O'Con
ell. who hn been slik at his home here
for the Isst few itavi. exnert to le able to
resume his seat In the state senate Monday.
BF.ATRICK Ixntmrl llnrklns. a former
Beatrice boy who recently lcnted In De
troit. Mich., has joined the "Isle of 8plce"
company new tilavlng an engagement at St.
CAMBR1DGK The funeral of Rev. Al-
rinous Kaaton was held from the Free
Methodist church. The deceased waa an
old settler, lie was born in Ohio July
REPUBLICAN CITT-Rev. K. E. Hns-
kins of Iortls, Kan., will conduct a scries
of meetings In the Methodist F.plscopai
church this week, beginning Tuesday, Jan
REPUBLICAN CtTY-A Mr. Fisher, a
horse buyer of Colorado Springs, was In
this section and purchased seveiai head of
good horses for which he paid a good,
WEST POIN'l-.H. H. llowarth, part
owner of the West Point bottling works,
has purchased the Interests or tne Ken
brothers In that establishment and Is now
th sole owner.
WEST POINT The fees received by the
various ennntv officer of Cuming county
for the year IP" are: County Judae. t1.56.4S;
county ciera. w.tK-a.ifi: ciera oi mc nisirn-i
court. Il.59s.55: sheriff. t31.&7.
WEST POINT After moderating con
siderably for the last two days, the weathi
changed yesterday and rnln fell sonn?
hours, fretting ss It fell. The streets are
Icy and locomotion very difficult.
WEST POINT John Welsner. Jr., who
has been for some time conducting a melt
market st I'ehllng. has sold out his Inter
ests at that place and will locate In the
same line of buslnes. tU Sioux City.
BLUE HILL The Royal Nelghlxirs held
InM.illatlon of officers at their regular
meeting on Friday evening and Ihe work
whs excellent, after which a fine supper
was served to members and their taiuillt-s.
TABLHJ ROCK Bruce Woods, a farmer
living suine three or four miles west of
town, was severely hurt In a runaway acci
dent Tm Friday evening, and as a result Is
confined to the house and will be for several
VALLEY The Royul Highlanders In
stalled the following officers; N. 1- Thorp,
I. P.; Bert Tnlcott. C. C; Mrs. Evan Hron
son. secretary-treasurer; Mrs. H. Illckson.
evangel; Charles Hansen, warder; Irving
TECUMSEH Hon. W. R. Uarton of this
city, for many years manager of the Nolil
hart marble yards, has bought the same
of Charles Neldhart of Beatrice and will
conduct the business in the future in his
WEST POINT The will of the Inte Hun.
D C. Glffert was admitted to prolmte on
Thursday. Attorney P. M. M-xmIv being
named therein as executor. This estate
Is by tar the largest ever administered in
vii i IfV. At the rerular meeting of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Valley
lodge No. 292, the following officers were
Installed; F. F. Curtis, nouie giana; a. o.
I.utton, vice grand; J. G. Pollock, secre
i.rv: John Monahnn. treasurer.
BLUE HILL At the annual meeting of
the Farmers' institute the following officers
were elected for the ensuing year: Presi
dent, F C. Buschow; secretary. L ...
Pclslger; treasurer, A. D. llauer; board or
directors, Albert Kort, Hugo Schulz and
oiriTwirF Word waa received heie yes
terdnv from Memphis. Tenn., stating that
t) u x.M..iw,ila tk fiii-mer resident of be.v
rir ' who h bwn employed with the
there for the last
i,ri hen utruck bv a switch engine
and killed. Mr. Nlcholls was about 32 years
ot age and leaves a young wue.
VALLEY The Methodlbt Sunday school
held Its annual election last Sunday and
elected the following officers: K. M. Butts,
superintendent; George Edmlster, assistant;
Fannie Lentell, secretary; Vera Curtis, as
sistant secretary; Julia Grover. treasurer;
Clifford Edmister. librarian;- Mrs. Grace
Will, chorister; Miss Conffer, organist.
TABLE ROCK Th Table Rock Clay and
Brick company, consolidated, has Just held
Us annual nu-etlng and the following board
of directors has been elected: -". Smith,
D K. Miller, W. H. Wilson and George F.
Cotton. The board of directors met and
elected the following officers: C. R. Smith,
president; George F. Cotton, secretary;
L. K. Miller, treasurer.
TECUMSEH Nothing Is heard of the es
caped convicts, J. Patterson and Arthur Al
len, who wee working on parole for John
son county furmeis and who skipped last
week. It develops that Allen, who was em
ployed by J. L. Jobes, south of thy city,
toxk a new suit of clothes, a new overcoat,
tho property of Mr. .Jobes; the children's
bank, in which was ti in inaU change, and
Other artlclcs'Of value. !
YORK CoiHity Supervisor-elect A. L.
Bandall refused to ciunllfy. saying that at
the time of tils nomination and during the
election, owing to Mrs. Sand ill s pioi
health, he was with her at Excelsior
Springs Mo., and that he had no Idea of
accepting the nomination, ne naim.-u i.io
resignation to the county board on Satur
day E. W Morrison of Bradshaw wua
appointed to flll the vacancy.
BEATRICE Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Jurgens,
pioneer residents of Gage county, who re
side In Hanover township northeast of Be
atrice, celebrated their golden wedding an
niversary Saturday in the presence of a
large company of relatives and frienoa. 1 lie
family of this estimable couple comprises
four sons and one daughter, thirty-live
grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
All are living In Gage county.
TECUMSEH At the annual stockholders'
meeting of the Citixens National 'bank or
this city the following board of diroctors
was chen: Harry Phili.s, Edwin Howortn.
John H. Plerson and Q. J. McDougal of T
cumseh; Dr W. L. Dayton and 1. M. Ray
mond of Lincoln: H. N. Libby pf bik
Creek. At the directors', meeting the fol
lowing ofllcera were chosen: President, John
R. Plerson; vice president, I. M. Raymond;
caahier, C. J. Canon.
TORK-County Judge Taylor has dis
missed the case agalrurt .A. Kasdorf.
charged with giving away, and selling
whisky In a half-pint bottle. Jim McGowan
and Charles llgenfrits, both under 21, woi4
to the barn of O M. Smith, where Kasdorf
was emplovid, and there took seve al d.ins
from the 'half-pint bottle and became in
toxicated. Pat McGowan, father or Jim
McUowun, filed complaint against Kasdorf,
but the evidence was not sufficient to war
VALLEY Robert I Feber, a farmer
who lived In the island district south of
Valley, started for his home fr-jni Valley,
having been hauling corn to the seed house
all iIhv. in an lnioxicaieu cuiiuiiiuo. m
! the morning he was found in an uncons -louj
conUltlon , a fl(.d nfBr h nome road, the
wagon being overtumea ana me iem
waiting near, ne wss in
house but never regained .consciousness,
and died a few hours later. The funeral
was held In Waterloo.
REPUBLICAN CITY The Ancient Order
of United Workmen and Degree of Honor
held a Joint Installation of i fticera on il
day nlgnt. The Degree members were the
ni st and the women performed their parts
well After ths Degree of Honor hud con
cluded its work the Workmen proceeded to
Install their officers, ueputy unua
Stump was present and. besides assisting
in the installation, delivered a short and In
teresting lecture. A lianquet was held in
the hall at the conclusion of th.prram.
BEATRICE The quurterly meeting of Ihe
Farmers' Elevator company waa held at
PickreJl Saturday and about seventy stock
holders weru present. The report of Man
ager J. D. Willie on ine uuniii-is ui mo
company sincu me opening in
l!w6, showed that a half inilllou bushels of
grain have been handled and that over
IjuiOU! has been pa'-d to the members for
the grain. Thesu figures would have been
much larger but for the shortag of cats,
which hus embarrassed the comrany for a
long time. Very often members or the com
pany have brought grain to town and have
Leon unable to ell to their own elevati r be
cuus the house was full and cira wer not
available to move the grain. The stock
holders are well pleased with pres-nt man
agement. The officer are: M. W. Terry,
president; George Zimmerman, vice presl-
GOOD ICE WELL
Take Hanseom Park Line (East Side) Cars to
dent: John Melnts. secretsry; C.
OA K PALE The Installation of officer
for the ensuing year by the Ilehckah Imlsa
as the occasion for a large gathering at
Odd Fellows' hall Saturday nleht. The
following persons were Installed: Noble
grand, Mr R. M. Neshlt ! vice grand. Mrs.
Badfe Morgan: secretary, Mrs. C. 11 Frodyj
treasurer. Mrs. Parker; warden. Miss Ida,
Hbiiks; conductor, Miss Jennie Mills. A
number of out of town visitors were pres
ent, among whom were Mrs. 1 Witt end
Mrs. Thompson of Nellwh. district presi
dent and secretary, respectively, of th
Relwkahs. The drill work by the local
lodge was esp.-clallv pleasing. Following
the installation an" oyster supper wa
TABLE ROCK-A Joint Installation of the
Ancient (tder of United Workmen and th
lepree of Honor Whs held at the Ancient
Order of United Workmen hall Friday
evening at which over were present. Re
freshments were served at the close of th
Inslullstion exercises. The following officer
were Installed for loilge No. 2x1, Ancient
Order of United Workmen, by E. (..Phil
Hps, deputy grand muster workman: Past
master workman, James Tlllotson; master
workman, A. A. Widditleld: foreman, H. J.
Hron; overseer. Ci. ;. Iivnian, recorder,
li. M. Smith: financier. A. D. Ulse; re
ceiver, C. II. Cnrmlcluiel: guide. O. C. Free
man: inside watch. V. I). Mvers; outsld
watch, C. W. Wlildlncld. The following of
ficers were Installed lor the Degree St
Honor. Mrs. I'hebe Wilson acting as In
stalling officer: P. C. of H., Mutilo Gril
ling; C. of 11., Mae P. Glenn; L. of rl.,'
Mury Layman; ('. of C. Sophia Malloryt
recorder, lirnce Fellers; tlimiuler; Anna B.
Kellers; receiver, llattle (ilse; usher. loia
Morton; I. W., Rosa Barren; o. v , Emma
Hack. After the Installation the Moor work
was ably executed by the drill team.
TABLE ROCK John N. Gere tM.st. Grand
Army of the Republic of this place, and tho
Woman s Keller ( orps held a Joint public
Installation at their , nsll yesterday, at th
conclusion of which all seated themselvM
at tables for the repast winch had been
prepared for the occasion. The following
are the officers of the post: Post com
mander, C. R. Smith; senior vice com
mander, Q. W. Myers; Junior vice com
mander. ( . A. Groom: adjutant. J. D. I-nng-well;
sergeant, O. T. Crlsler; chaplain. Rev.
A. C. Alllnson, quartermaster, Peter Gold;
officer of the dsv, John Hastings: sergeant
major, F. W. Ault; officer or tne guard,
Allan Barnes; quartermaster sergeant. John
Hush. Hon. Willlum Sutton was tha In
stalling officer and speeches were, mad
hy Messrs. Sutton. Roberts snd Captain
Jennings. The officers of the Woman'
Relief Corps are: President, Helen Smith;
senior vice president, Mrs. Elisabeth Rob
erts: Junior vice president. Nettle Wilcox;
treasurer, Fannie ('. Norrls; conductor,
Julia Gold; guard. Martha Myers: secre
tary. Allle Fisher; p;itiotle Instructor,
Mary V. Fox; press correspondent, I.tzxlo
C. Fellers; assistant guard. Syvilla Myers;
assistant conductor. Rebecca Bush; C. H.
No. 1. Alwllda Cariplchael: C. B. No. 2,
Mary E. Ault; C. B. No. , F.mma Snyder;
C. B. No. 4. Julia Mu-islnger. Mrs. Fog
was tho Installing officer.
"A Casket nf Ji-wri,"
LINCOLN, Jan. 12. (8peclal.) Chancellor
Andrews of the University of Nebraska
has sent to Richard L. Metcalfo the follow
ing letter: "When I had read a chawe1
in "Of Such Is the Kingdom' I said, 'Her
Is a Jewel!' Reading on and on, I chan-red
to: "Here Is a whole casket of Jewels!'
Th book Is rich with fine thought nnd
tender and elevating sentiment. H will
have a host of readers, none of whom will
give it up till he has read it through."
DIAMONDS Frenxer. 13th and Dodge.
Always .Romember- tate' rtl
laxative )rcmo Ommna
JQ S! J& caevary
BOYD'S wur..r.V'", Man.
Tonight and Tussday ZABT SSA
The Gingerbread Man
SAME BIG CAST.
Wednesday JTlght Tarswell Tour
MADAME M O I) J E 8 K A
Friday, Saturday Matinee and Night
AJtTKVB Dim If
In TIB IXTTB JOXXB
Coming Th Virginian
LORD AIID LADY ALGY
Matinees, Sun., Tuesl, Thurs., Bat.
Next week: Th Uafora
'Phone Douglas 494.
Every Night Matinees Thur., Bat., Sun.
Nick Long & Idallne Cotton; Eight Bed
ouin Arabs; Patrice; Four Rlanos; Mr.
Mrs. Allison; Anna Chandler; Shield
Rogers and the Klnodrome.
Prices 10c, 2Dc, fc.
! W 16c-a8o-60-78
TOHIOaTT 8:15 The Great Metro
LOST IN NEW YORK
Tue. My Tomboy CKrt
, Clupeco Shrank Quarter Sin Collar I
A IS cents each: 2 (or 25 cent f
it CLOTTT, PEABonT CO. Bh
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