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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, APRIL 1G, 1007.
KEARNEY MAT TEST A VMl)
Alltrttien Hjrasal Bill Wn Sot Diap
prertd it Tim Frtoribei by Law.
LINCOLN STORES R0I3L0 BY EMPLOYES
Aa Rslt at Preqaent Lkmm On
Firm Will Reaalra All of Ita
Clerks te OIt Bon with
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April 15. (Special.) Judge
I lamer of Kearney waa In the office of
Secretary Junkln a (Jay or two ago look
Ing up the bill vetoed by Governor Shel
don appropriating (15,000 for an addi
tion to the Kearney Normal achool. It
la understood soma of tire people In Rear
ney who are throwing fits over the veto
hare It In mind to take the matter into
court an the theory that the governor
failed to take action on the measure until
after the five daya allowed him by the
constitution to act on measures. If this
were true the bill would have become a
law without action by the governor. Ac
cording to the legislative record the five
daya after adjournment would have been
up at midnight Wednesday. According to
the time thla bill reached the governor
thla would have been tne time. Wednes
day, before midnight, Governor Sheldon
railed up Secretary of State Junkln to
"ome down town and accept several meas
ures which he had acted upon, among
them being the Kearney Normal achool
appropriation. Mr. Junkln did not come
down, but the numbers of the bills were
given to him and accepted, though the
bills did not actually reach him until the
Thomas May Lose Pla.
It la understood her that Superin
tendent Thomas is the one person more
sorely distressed over the veto than any
one else, and it Is also understood It was
largely his eentlmenta expressed In
Kearney paper regarding the veto and
Governor Sheldon. Thla may lead to 0
whole lot of changes ahovtly, because Gov
ernor Sheldon is anxious to have an ad
ministration at peace and harmony with
himself. It has been auggested he could
In the Interest of harmony have Superin
tendent Thomas removed from his posi
tion and get a superintendent who would
do the beat he could with the means at
hand. Thla could be done. It has been
suggested, by appointing someone else
In harmony with the governor's views in
place of Tom Majors on the normal board
and then appoint another person In placa
of Member Gregg, who has always stood
sponsor for Thomas. Majors' time is out
shortly, but It Is understood if the gov
ernor hinted at such a thing Mr. Gregg
could be Induced to resign and make way
for peace and harmony. With two ap
pointees who would no doubt reflect his
views and with Treasurer Brian and Su
perintendent McBrten a majority of tho
rormal board, there la said to be no doubt
Mr. Thomaa could be spared the trouble
and worry of trying to run a achool in
a building too small for the purpose.
Stores Tiro of Betas; Robbed.
Two young women, heretofore highly re
spected, who have been employed at the
Hot of Rudge & Guenxel for some years,
were aaught pilfering from their employers
Saturday and several dollars' worth of
silks and laces waa recovered In their
room. Both young women were dis
charged, but wilt not be prosecuted. Inas
much as from four to six young women
have been caught stealing In this store
annually, the firm today notified all em-
ployes they wrruld be placed under bonds,
the firm to pay the coat of the bond and
hereafter an employe caught stealing would
be turned over to the tender mercies of a
bonding company and prosecuted to the
limit of the law. Pilfering among employes
has been going on to such an extent In
Lincoln that thla firm last year brought
In several detectives and placed them In
the atora with the result that several old
and trusted employes were discharged.
Other stores took up the plan with the
Trooblo Over Bills.
Bills contracted on behalf oh the state
subsequent to April 1. 1907. to be paid out
of the appropriations made by the legis
lature of 1906. are going to have hard sled
ding because Deputy Auditor Cook holds
that while the appropriations do not lapse
until the last day of August, It la beyond
Ms authority to Uauo a warrant to pay
a debt contracted after April 1. He In
terprets the constitution to mean that be
lated bills for work contracted prior to
April 1 ahall be paid out of the appropria
tions of the subsequent legislature up to
the last of August but that It does not
mean that bills may be contracted after
April L - The matter has been passed up
to the legal department for an official
opinion, and . while Mr. Thompson haa not
yet given his decision. It Is likely he will
hold with the deputy auditor.
Assessors to Be Elected This Yeor.
A fact which la not generally known Is
that county assessors are to be elected thla
fall In every county In the state. When
the biennial election laws were enacted
two years ago, among other terms of
county officers extended was that of county
assessor, which was lengthened one year.
This would make the selection of these of
ficers occur In 1M. Alf of the biennial
election laws, except this one, were knocked
out by the supreme court, and this one
waa not tested. The recent legislature.
however, enacted a law which requires
the assessors to be elected this fall. This
means that after the November election
the flute Board of Assessment wilt not
only have to achool ninety new asaesoors
in the provisions of the law, but the secre
tary will also hsve to Instruct the new as
sessors regarding the handling of property
under the terms of the terminal tax law.
Thla new law will have to be tested first
by assessors who have had no experience
in thia line of work, aa the county asses
sor Is not eligible for re-election.
Move to Disbar Captain Fisher.
Attorney General Thompson, It Is under
stood tomorrow will file In the supreme court
papers for the disbarment of Captain
Fisher of Chadron for alleged unprofes
sional conduct. The claims committee of
the house, which investigated Captain
Fisher's connection with the Oedde claims
before the legislature, recommended that
thla be done, and turned over to the legal
department of the state all the evidence
taken in this matter.
Objeets to Post's Report.
Attorney General Thompson filed In the
supreme court today formal objections to
the report of Referee Post recommending
that the suit against all but two of the
lumber dealers be dismissed, and holding
the Nebraska Lumber Dealers' asoclatlon
not guilty of attempting to restrain trade.
The attorney general also asked for thirty
days in which to brief the caae of the state.
Tho objections of the attorney general
were to the part of the findings of the
referee relating to the statement that the
association waa not guilty aa an associa
Governor's Mother ierlonsly 111.
Late this afternoon a message waa re
ceived from Governor Sheldon, who has
been at Nehawka for two days, that the
condition of his mother had not changed
and he would remain at her home at least
tonight. The message Is taken to mean
that the condition of Mrs. Sheldon Is very
Berge Sues Racer.
I Charging with bod faith and fraud Frank
O. Eager, sometime owner and publisher
of the Nebraska Independent, a political
weekly lately merged by the Journal com
pany, George W. Berge haa begun suit In
district court to recover $8,000 damages, the
alleged amount of net loss to him by virtue
of a journalistic venture.
According to the allegations of the peti
tion, Barer represented to Berge that the
paper waa reasonably worth $11,500. Thia
Mr. Berge believed. Ignorant aa he admit)
himself to be In the matter of printing
machinery and newspaper adjuncts. E)ager
also displayed the subscription list, it is
alleged, showing 14,000 subscriber. Mr.
Berge found out after paying the $11,500 de
manded, that the plant, good will and sub
scription list were valued at no more than
$5,000. He also found that most of the names
on the subscription list were not bona fide,
he asserts, and that thousands of names
had been affixed by Mr. Eager just before
the transfer of the property.
Mr. Berge slso charges that, though It
waa stipulated that he waa to have the sole
copy In existence of the subscription list,
other persons now have copies, among them
T. H. Tibbies, a former editor cf the Inde
pendent; Charles Q. De France, formerly
connected with the paper, but now with
Tom Watson's magazine, and others whom
Mr. Berge does not know. Mr.Eager also
haa a copy, alleges Berge.
By the terms of the contract, says Berge,
Eager waa not to ally himself with any
other periodical dealing with political sub
Jecta, and thereby become in any way a
competitor. But in thla, he has played
false, says Bwe, for he haa provided
oodles of the 1. pendent subscription list
to Tom Watson's magaslne and also to the
Omaha Investigator, a weekly political
with a smell that won't wear off, eeme In
The Grand Island Independent recalls the
fact that In April. 1871, Mr. Thorp brought
159 families to Hall and Buffalo counties.
A report on the progress of the memuei s
of that party would be Interesting.
Habit Hard to Break It Is rumored that
an Auburn woman will soon make her
fifth matrimonial venture. Habit la a ter
rible thing! "Beware, the rapids are below
you!" Annie Veo Oatea In Auburn Granger,
The Busy Minister Rev. O. W. Ayers
haa been doing some good work this week
In cleaning up the yard to the Methodist
church and parsonage, trimming up the
trees, burning brush and rubbish, etc.
House on Railway Track-A railroad coal
house that was being moved on a fiat car
from some point down the line slipped onto
the track Monday afternoon near Pllger.
delaying traffic until the wrecking train
could be sent from Norfolk to clear away
the obstruction. Stanton Picket.
In closing a letter from Mexico to the
Custer County Chief, former Senator Currle
writes: "The Mexicans have made progress
In many lines since my last visit, three
years ago, but they are still backward in
the matter of stock breeding. None of the
good breeds of cattle are seen here. They
are the same long-homed, hamlpss, sun-finished-ribbed,
deer-limbed races that
were here hundreds of years ago. We are
told that our breeds dstlorate quickly
and are not nearly so prolific as the natives
and, after all, are not so profitable.
Agents in Demand The Burlington has a
fierce time of It to keep an agent at this
place. Agent Harrell has resigned, the
night operator has resigned and nearly
every one employed at this station gets
enough of the Job in a few weeks. The
reason Is that there is about twice as
much work as there are men to do It and
the employes decline to become slaves. To
an outsider It looks as though the com
pany ought to bestir Itself and handle this
station In a manner befitting its Importance
and the amount of business done. Scott's
TOWNS "DRrAND "WET"
List of Nebraska Mnnelpalltles whlrh
Have Expressed Optnlea on
Following Is a list of the towns so far
reported, which have passed on the subject
of saloon licensee this year:
NEBRASKA FROM DAY TO DAY
Qaalat and Carious Features of Life
la a Rapidly Grow
Amateur gardeners refuse to be agitated
on the subject of muxsled dogs aa long as
hens feet are not gloved.
Now that the peach bud have been offi
cially declared dead In Nebraska. May
frosts will have less terror.
Season for Stories With the fish law off,
people are beginning to tell of twenty
pound bass beautlea. Norfolk News.
Girls. Take Notice William Schmoldt has
left this neighborhood and his address Is
now Wiener, girls. Germany Correspondent
Now that the state will pay no bounties
for wolves for two years, men with a de
sire to violate game laws will have lest
excuse for carrying guns over the prairie.
Near Osceola three boys went out to
hunt a wolf and the Osceola Record says:
"The wolf was a skunk. A panic-stricken
rout waa the result and the company fled
precipitately, leaving Ita dead and wounded.
Jakle was the longest and reached town
first and the fragment of the company.
Soo that you got it out.
The reason 4 4 mother's pies" tasted so much
better than the kind you get at the restaurant,
is because she took pains to make the pies
It's that way with
POSTUM FOOD COFFEE
Use four heaping teaspoonfuls in each pint
of water. Then boil it 15 minutes after it has
come to a boil.
It's as easy to make right as wrong and when
made right you'll get a beverage that, with good
cream, is delicious and has none of the headaches
jmd nervousness you may be getting in your coffee.
"There'a a. Reason for
Buttle Creek. ,
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F. let or.
Grand - Island.
I Mason City.
PI ees&n ton.
Boh uy ler.
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IhiS ELECTRIC LINE will extend from Omaha to Hastings, Neb. It will be BUILT RIGHT
AWAY. Grading stakes were set last week, and grading will be commenced in a few days.
The entire route has been surveyed, nearly all right" of" way as well as city and street car
franchises have been secured. The road is projected by the Omaha & Nebraska Central Rail"
way company, a corporation duly organized under the Nebraska laws and which has for reference
many of the well known business men and banking institutions from along our line.
The route is indicated on our map. OBSERVE THE COUNTIES TRAVERSED"" "they are
unsurpassed for grain raising and general farming purposes. Observe, too, that at some points it is
TWENTY MILES BETWEEN OUR ROAD AND ANY OTHER! LOOK at the fertile stretch
between AURORA and DAVID CITY, north of our line, and EXTENDING TO THE PLATTE.
Doesn't mat territory look as
though it NEEDED our road?
Study the maps the longer you
look at it the more sensible
annears the enterorise.
A AM --i
TllrtAMllirOh I 1 j
electric INTERURBAN ROUTE
By communicating with the company's Omaha office, you
may secure stock in this enterprise at the easy price of $25.00
per share. The stock is bound to advance by leaps and bounds.
It simply can't help it, because of the immense earnings nat
urally aecuringlto carriers in regions like this where there is
such an immense amount of haulage so much, as you know, YOU CAN'T GET CARS HALF
THE TIME. Here's the way Interurban stock has acted: The Chicago Electric Line stock
started at $10.00 per share and went to $200.00, the Aurora & Elgin climbed from $25.00 to
$140.00, other roads have done similarly, and they didn't traverse a country offering gi eater
earning possibilities than does this. THE OMAHA & NEBRASKA CENTRAL is bound to do as well.
A GREAT OFFER
For a short time .WE WILL GIVE with very $25.00 share
holder to ELEVEN DOLLARS AND TWENTY -FIVE CENTS
transportation that Is, each $25.00 Invested pays for one $100.00 share (the par value of the stock) In the
OMAHA & NEBRASKA CENTRAL RAILWAY and $11.25 In transportation; $50.00 buys two such non-assessable
shares and secures $22.50 In transportation, etc.
TAKE NOTICE The above offer on transportation will terminate at midnight Saturday, April 20.
This offer Is made to hurry matters and will NOT LAST LONG. Don't delay; remittances and Inquiries
are pouring in every day. Secure your shares NOW, while the premium Is a considerable feature. Don't
think. If you happen to be a farmer, this doesn't mean you, for it does. Many farmers have already Invested.
This Isn't as complicated a project as the telephone, and farmers have made good at that. Send for our
literature and any other information you may desire.
AddrttM All Letters or Orders to
J Omaha (Si Nebraska Central R. R.
320 First National Dank Building. Omaha. Neb.
purchased an order entitling the
In either freight or passenger
J. C. BAKER, Ssles Agent
Enclosed And t In payment
for shares of stork
of the Omaha & Nebraska Central
church Sunday Pastor Melssler confirmed a
class of young people.
EDISON Wheat never looked better In
this vicinity and farmers are Jubllent.
BLUE HILI Bchuelhtman & Ooll Satur
day purchased of D. Thompson the clt
livery oa.m ana iwu iiunBcwwu v.....
BEEMET!Conral Schwarts of Pllger h
u w . .. ,,rav.t ani4 fUtti f AO t lonei
store of Rud Rohdo and will take posses
RULiO The heavy front here the night of
April 12 killed the peaches, plums, cherries,
pears and most of the apples, nearly de-
troying ail me iruu.
DLinfinwi.iu ii"1 ! - ' '
hall team promises to do things this season.
The tlrst game played was with a similar
loam at ogfuaua ana rrauivcu u j
fur Sutherland, 13 to 12.
orrrULnl A Nin t'nr th mm 1 n a KChOOl
year the Board of Education has retained
Principal L.. r . Jvreninger, bi i-.cn .
Lute and Bessie Liuckey. One more teacher
la required to complete the corps.
VALLEY A nre was discovered in ine
roof of the home of John Butcher. The
roof was badly burned and a quantity of
stroyed. The house was saved.
rr.ianu an.,k. tmm a rallvnv 1 nrnmrt.
tlve set fire to H. Marten s hay and did 175
-i ... V. I- u.,.. huiMlnisa nnri hnirH.
Ulll'in u in. 1 " J i ry -- '
Several other fires were started along tho
line recently, burning mucn nay.
WEST POINT The cold weather nnd
h.m fronts which have nravalled over this
section of Nebraska during the last week
have done no apprecianie carnage uj me
fruit buds, nor to growing grain.
fllODITtlUll " . .....
parents, Mr. ajid Mrs. Robert Marvin, was
the scene or a pretty wwmnj, wnen mnr
youngest daughter, Llllle Mae, was married
to Roy is. f neips, ixun 01 tins inair.
BTIFTT1PDT . XT T A WnWk Pl.tt. Billl-
DU III G,nUA.. -J n . . ..... v. '
day Miss Janet McLaughlin of the Huther-
.nt.nnl. win Ka .IKlAl- m.l 111 t U M
mild l-UWia " V.H DUTUI !..., ... ...V
county spelling contest. In which there were
competitors from all parts of the county.
Bc.rii.vi r. tv cine 01 ine saioons 01 ueeiner
was raided by the town marshal Sunduy
night for gambling and several fellows
arrested. It has been reported that a
farmer had lost t&0 one night recently,
hence the raid.
BEEMER A couple of fellows, one of
them from WUner, attempted to telephone
. TlTlan.. nn.l k.ln. lln.kl. t rt ,Vi.l
party, one' of them drew a knife on the
A Bold Step.
To overcome the well-grounded and
reasonable objections of the more intel
ligent to the nse of secret, medicinal com
pounds, Dr. E. V. Plorce, of Buffalo, N.
V.( some time ago, decldl to make a bold
departure from the usual course pursued
by the makers of put-ap medicine for do
mestic use, and, so haa published broad
cast and oi3nTy to the whole world, a full
and compfete list of all the ingredients
entering loWthecom position of his widely
celebrated dic(ies. Thus he baa taken
his numerpu nitrons and patients Jnto,
Bis full fnftttnce. Thus too he has re-'
ptovedAlvfuedicioes from among secret
nostrnpgof doubtful merits, and made
IteaJAlcmcdic of Known Compotttum.
this bold. ? ten Ih-, Pierce has shown
tr.i.lTl.m formula nr t,I fuch n.yilf nre
that, Ifi rriiH.t-afraid ,to StihjTl-t them 05
Hews ef Kebraaka.
OOLrWBCS Company K has sledded to
ahup'lpn Punday Tit p'actlce.
CGLLMBUsV-At the Gerumn Evangelical
(it fHilir does the Krinrior nf everv hnttla
?f Dr. Pierce Oolden Medical filscorery, tha
imout medicine fur weak stomach, torpid
llTeror biliousness aud ail catarrhal dlbeasea
whererer located, hsve prlnid upon It, in
plain KntfUh, full and complete pt of all
Ibe lnrredients compoolag It. but a small
biiofc baft been coicplltMj from numerous
standard medical works, of all ths diterent
schools of practice, coutainljig very numer
ous eitracts from tha wrliinet of leading
practitioners of medicine, endorsing tn V.t
HrunyaU powtfw Imni, ei h ud every Inrte
dlent contained la Dr. Pierce's medicines.
One of Itiese little books will be mailed free
to any oue sending adJrekaoa domaI card or
by letter, to Ur. K. V. Pierce, BuBalu, N. Y.,
and requesting the same. From this little
book it will be learned that Dr. Pierce's med
icines contain no alcohol, narcotics, mineral
acnts or other polaunous or injurious anents
and that they ara made from native, nxxlicl
daJ roou of great value; also that son.e of
tut hhsI valuable lug redieias oHitalned In
ir. Pit-roe's farorlU) Prescrtptlon for weak,
nervous, over-worked, run-down." nervous
and debilitated women, were employed, long
years ago, by the lnuiana for similar ailments
aBectinir their squaws. In fact, one of the
moat valualjie medicinal plants enu-rlnr Into
Ui compualiloa of Dr. Piercv's Favorite Pr-K-nptioo
waa known to ilia Indians as
"tju-Wecd.r Our knowledge of the uses
of iut a few of our most valuable native, me
dicu,al plants was gained from the Indiana
As made up by Improved and rxact pro
cesaea, U.e i avorite Prwrlpilon " Is a moal
amcient rrmedy f.r regulating all the wom
anly functions, correcili.g d li.pl accmen la. as
prolaiMua anU'veralun and reiorverskm.
overcuu.ii g iMlnful iwrtnda. tiding up the
r.erves and I ringing about a perfect slat u
IwaiUa. lawlU by ail dealer lu v-itirlr-t-i b
telephone girls and nearly frightened them
out of their wits. They were both arrested.
BEEMER The five young fellows ar-r-ted
for robbing FVank Heller s house
vere turned loose. Nothing of value was
ilsslng, except a deck of card nnd some
'ire puzzles. Ed Purtser, the leader of the
ang, was taxed up with the costs of the
CAMBRIDGE -Rev. D. A. Leeper. Ph. D.,
formerly of Sabatha, Knn., succeeds Rev.
W. W. Oettys as puator of the First Metho
dist church here, Rev. Mr. Uettys having
recently resigned. A reception waa tend
ered Lr. Leeper and family Wednesday
LONG PINE The force of graders un
der Superintendent W. J. Morlsey has com
pleted their grading work for tne Chicago
& Northwestern railroad on the new gravel
Pit cut-off, and have left for Rawllna,
wyo. The gravel pit will be put In opera
tion about May 1.
LONG PINE Long Pine Is experiencing
a building boom tins spring. Plans have
been drawn and contracts let for twenty
modern dwelling houses. W. F. Thomas,
tne real estate man. Is putting up ten of
these. Mr. Thomas has a standing offer
to anyone Intending to build. He oilers to
give the builder a deed for a lot.
LONG PINE The Long Pine Temperance
and Improvement club Is planning an ag
gressive campaign for the next season.
lrs. Anna R. Simmons of Chicago, organ
iser of the Woman's t'hrlstian Temperance
union, delivered two lectures, one In the
morning it the Methodist church and one
In the evening In the Congregational church.
SUTHERLAND In the srnclal village
election E. C. Blown was rhoaen to succeed
himself as trustee for the two-year term
and Dave Love was retired from the board,
his successor being Frank Coates. Some
thing of a tight waa on between local fac
tions and aa a result there Is desultory talk
of trying to make the election appear Il
legal. Under tne present administration
the town promises to remain dry.
COLUMBUS S. R. Jones and John E.
Miller, traveling men, were held by Night
Policeman NelKon. They said that while
crossing the railroad tracks they were held
up. Miller aald he had been struck In the
head and remained unconscious for some
time. They had not lost anything from
their persons, and could not give a de
scription of the men who assailed them,
only one was large and the other small.
WEtIT POINT Very Rev. Joseph Rues
lng, state president of the Catholic Knights
of America, haa just returned from St.
Llbory, where he organized a large new
branch of that order and Installed its
officers. The Catholic Knights have dur
ing the last seven months of his presi
dency Increased heir membership In Ne
braska over 4u0 per cent, this state leading
all others In tlw percentage of Increase,
largely due to bis personal efforts.
LEIGH Rev. Q. L. Ehull. pastor ef the
Congregational church, tendered his resig
nation to the congregation at the morning
service Sunday, the same to take effect at
the expiration of ninety days. He has
accepted a call to become the permanent
pastor of a Congregational church at Red
Lodge. Mont. Rev. Mr. Shull haa been
here but one year, coming from Crawford,
Neb., where he had been pastor of a church
of the same denomination for five and a
WEST POINT A complslnt was filed in
the county court by Andrew Bpelch of
Winner against Albert Ruth, charging the
latter with the crime of forgery. The
charge Is made that Ruth forged the name
of Spelch to a promissory note for I10O and
negotiated the same at the First National
bank of Wlsner. Ruth being the maker of
the note and Speich'a name appearing as
surety. The act complained of was com
mitted early in 191 and has Just come to
light. In the meantime Ruth has moved to
Three Dally Traia to rtiteaa;
VIA CHICAGO. MILWAUKEE ST.
From Union station, Omaha, T:GS a. m.,
1:45 p. m. and f.K p. m. dally. Arrive
Union station, Chicago (In the business and
hotel district), at t JO p. m.. I: a. m. and
t.Si s. m.a respectively. Comfortable berths,
excellent dining car service, courteous
treatment of passenger F. A. Naah, Gen
eral Western Agent, U2t Farnaro St.,
"Parlfle Fleet" a. Kaet.
WASHINGTON. April 15.-For the first
time In the history of the American navy,
there haa come Into existence "the Pacific
fleet," comprising three squadrons, one
wltn headquarters at San Francisco and
two In Asiatic waters. Admiral J. II.
Dayton today cabled the Navy department
from Manila that he haa hoisted his flag
on the armored cruder West Virginia as
commander-in-chief of the entire Pacific
fleet. In organisation the new fleet will
correspond to the Atlantic fleetunder com
mand of Admiral Evans. '
Now Is the time to make your wants
known through The Bee Want Ad page.
GOVERNMENT RESTS ITS CASE
Prosecution Beaches. Period in Trial of
Prominent Land Men.
SAME OLD STORY OF HOW FILINGS CAME
Much Evidence and Many Witnesses
Instrumental In Former Convic
tions Are Potent la the
"The government rests."
Such was the announcement made by
Special Assistant Attorney General 8. R.
Rush In the rand trial before Judge T. C.
Munger of the federal court Monday after
noon at 4 o'clock.
The last witness examined was James I.
Armell, an old soldier from the Mllford
Soldiers' Home, one of the group of a
dozen old soldiers who were Induced to
make filings within the Spade ranch en
closure by Ami B. Todd and others. His
story waa similar to those of the other
soldier witnesses. When he was asked by
Todd to make the filing he said:
"I told him I would never go on the land
to live1, as I was too old to go out there.
Todd told me It would not be necessary
for me to live on the land, and so with
that understanding I made the filing."
The hearing, with T. M. Huntington, Fred
Hoyt and Ami B. Todd as defendants, was
resumed "Monday morning. The first
witness was Charles G. Simmona, an old
soldier from the Mllford Soldiers' homo.
His testimony related to his having made
a declaratory statement and filing on a
section of land at the solicitation of A. B.
Tcdd and others without expense of any
kind and the understanding that the land
could be sold to the cattlemen for $309 upon
final proof, sltould he be disposed to sell It.
On of Former Witnesses.
Simmons waa one of the witnesses In the
Richards and Comstock trial and his evi
dence was a duplicate of that given In that
trial. He further said T. M. Huntington
had been designated In the N declaratory
statement aa the agent with power of at
torney to locate the land under the declara
tory statement, although the witness under,
stood that another party had been named
for thle purpose at first, but that Hunting
ton's name was afterward Inserted aa the
agent. He could not recall the name of the
agent first named.
About a dozen other old soldiers from the
Mllford horn gave similar testimony dur
ing the forenoon seaelon of the court and
each testified he had no Intention of living
on the land, but that his general under
standing waa the leasing of the land was
equivalent to settlement and cultivation
under the meaning of the land laws and
rulings of tha land commissioner. All of
these witnesses testified similarly at the
Last Witness for Government.
With the conclusion of Armell's evidence
the examination of witnesses by the gov
ernment was dispensed wllh.
Several letters were read from Bartlett
Richards to one Fred J. Houghton of Chad
ron, In which Richards gave him directions
relative to 'certain old soldier filings that
wore deficient In some qualities and an
nouncing that In one Instance a frlnmlly
filing had been made over one of these
filings, as the location was an important
one. Houghton waa a land agent at Chad
ron, who Is alleged to have worked In
collusion with Richards, Comstock, Hunt
ington, Hoyt and Todd, and one of the
letters closed with the observation: "I
have no means of knowing about these
filings except as you advise me." Houghton
was advised to give one old soldier, named
Martin, 15 to quiet him," as there was an
error In his filing and as he could not re
linquish the matter hnd better be left to
rest and to fix the matter with Martin
for $5." ,
The government attorneys then announced
that the government rested, but reserved
the right to call other witnesses. If after
consultation it may become neceseary.
The defense expects to put about fifteen
witnesses on the stand and will begin Its
evidence this morning.- It now looks as If
the case may be finished Tuesday or
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair Today and Tomorrow la Ne
braakai Warmer Tomorrow
Colder In Iowa Today.
WASHINGTON, April 15. Forecast of
the weather for Tuesday and Wednesday!
For Nebraska and South DaRota Fair
Tuesday; warmer Wednesday.
For Iowa Fair and colder Tuesday
Lorn I Record.
OFFTCD OF THE WEATHER BUREAU,
OMAHA, April 15. Official record of tem
peiature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
years: 1907. 190T,. 1SW6. Uo4.
Maximum temperature.... 66 55 44 61
Minimum temperature.... 42 36 25 SJ
Mian temperature 48 46 34 48
Precipitation 01 .00 T T
Temperature and precipitation departure
from the normal at Omaha since March t
kill comparisons with the last two years:
Normal temperature 60
Deficiency for tho day 1
Total excess since March 1 Vj2
Normal precipitation 11 inch
Iietlclency for the day 10 Inch
Totnl rainfall since March 1 87 Inch
Deficiency s nee March 1 t.Ol Inches
Excess for cor. period, 11 56 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1C06 l.so Inches
Reports from Stations at T P. M.
Station and State
Davenport, clear .....
Denver, raining .......
Helena, part cloudy..
7 p. m. Temp.
Kansas City, part cloudy
North Platte, cloudy
Rapid City, clear
Rt. Isiuls, cloudy
St. Paul, cloudy....-
Salt Lake City, cloudy...
Wllllston. cloudy 18
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
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