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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 12, 1007.
Mil AFTER FORTY lEARb
Jobs L Kennedy Ent-rtalilDf Caniio,
J. K. Loran of Kw Zealand.
1 LATTER IN GOVERNMENT ELECTRIC SERVICE
Declares Panlle Owirrtkli of Tele
phone nnd Telegraph Lines Warka
Well In Hla Conntry, hmt
Mlsrht Not EUawhare.
Janus K. Logan of Wellington, New
Zealand, superintendent of the telegraph
nJ telephone lines operated by the gov
ernment of New Zealand, la In Omaha, vis
iting hla cousin, John L. Kennedy, whom
ba had not seen for forty-three years.
Their lost meeting prior to the one Sat
urday waa on the farm of Mr. Kennedy's
, father In Scotland in 1SC4. In spite of the
lapse of time each of thero recognised the
' other at once, owing to strong family re
semblances. Mr. Logan is on his way home from an
extensive trip through Europe and Amor,
tea, where he has been Investigating tele
phone service. On the Journey he vis
ited most of the European capitals and
many of the other larger cities. In thla
Country he visited New York. Boston,
Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Washington and a
number of other eastern cities. He will
leave Omaha for Chicago Thursday night
and from there will go to Vancouver, where
be sails for home the following Thursday.
"We believe In government ownership of
tcle.graph and teleptvme lines In. New Zea
land," sold Mr. Logan Saturday morning,
'"but of course, I could not answer for It
In' other countries where conditions are
different. We never knew anything else
thero. Owing to the small population a
private company could not afford to do
what the government has done In the way
of providing facilities for the smaller ocm
munltlo. Our population Is lens than a
million and we have about 1,400 telegraph
and telephone offices. Pvery one of the
offices Is a postofUce. but all poetofflces do
not give telegraph or telephone service."
Teletrrama Bent by Telephone-.
"I believe New Zealand originated the
plan of sending telegraph messages by tele
phone. It was In 1878. Just after tho tele
phone came Into service, the postmaster
general came to my district and told me
that Beaton, a member of Parliament,
wanted a telepraph station located in a
mall hamlet In his district. He asked me
If I could devise a way to aooommrcdate
him. I suggested that we might run a tele
phone wire Into the hamlet and make It a
telegraph station and transmit the messages
by telephone. The Idea struck the postmas
ter general aa a good one and It waa done.
Aa far aa I know thla was the first Instance
Of Its kind.
"The telegraph and telephone are great
features of our life. The government gives
extended service to the remotest hamlets
and provides the same service In these
mail hamlets, except that the measages
are transmitted by telephone Instead of
telegraph. In addition to this service di
rect communication can always be had
with the central towns. The result Is that
the great bulk of the telegraph offices are
really telephone officer, In the remote
districts the offices are placed In
tores or In ranchmen's houses and the
operators are paid by fees so ths cost to the
government to mainly In the erection and
maintenance of th Itnea, comparatively
little being paid out In salaries. Ex
changes are maintained In many of the
mailer towns with connections for farmer s
llnea In all direction.
Charge for Telephone) Service.
"Tho government charges flat rates for
telephone ervloe. In the six larger towns
ths charge Is 7. or about $35 a year, for
business telephones, and 6. or S2K a year,
for private resldenoea, with unlimited serv
ice In the exchange. In all other places the
charge Is 5 a year. Including service up to
midnight. In these smaller exchanges pro
Tlslon Is made before the exchange closes
no that physicians can be called at any
The telephone service la self-supporting
and the telegraph practically so.
"Our suffrage laws are very liberal.
There Is no property qualification and
women are given practically the same po
litical rights as men. One result of woman
suffrage Is that six of our electoral dis
tricts are prohibition. If a simple majority
were all that Is required to carry prohibi
tion I have no doubt practically the whole
country would go prohibition, but It re
quires a three-fifths vote to carry no li
cense. The saloons all close at 10 o'clock
and are kept closed Sunday. The laws are
very rigidly enforced."
CASH FOR THE UNIVERSITY
(Continued from Third Page.)
Fllnor Lever, vice president, and Fannie
OXFORD Recent rains and snows have
put the soil In excellent condition. Corn
planting has been greatly delayed, but
small grain Is looking fine.
WEST POINT George P. Hoy. who waa
seriously Injured by being dragged by his
team under a disc harrow and whose llfo
waa despaired of. Is now nearly recovered.
BEATRICE O. P. Savage sustained a
broken leg and severe bruises about his
body by the breaking of a scaffold today
while shingling his barn. He fell sixteen
PAVID CITY M. M. Meyeenburg this
Week purchased the N-acre tract of land
about three miles southeast of David City
fioin Arthur IUchurdson, paying for same
DAVID CLTY-Rev. C.-L. Heskett. who
has been pastor of the Baptist church for
the last two years, has tendered his resig
nation as pastor of that church to take
effect June a. S
RED CLOUD S. n. Carpenter, an old
soldier and ex-postmaster at Inavale. waa
buried at this place today. The Ancient
Order of I'nlted Workmen lodge had charge
or mo runenu.
NORTH PLATTE Engineer Aurust
Morton while standing on the drive rods
oiling Ms engine at Orantt Island Tuendsv
slipped and fell on hla left arm. fracturing
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, 11 W UUIM BUVT, W I in V.
BCHUYLKR The new drinking fountain
has been erected on the corner of Main
street. It Is used by people, horses and
dugs, there being three places from which
Ilia water continually flows.
OXFORD Mies Abbte N. Longacre of
Crawford, Neh has been elected assistant
prtnclal of the Oxrord High school, and
Miss Flora Woods of Lincoln as teacher
of the first intermediate department.
BEATRICE C. E. Temple, who has been
employed as science teacher In the Beat
rice HlKh school the last year, has ac
cepted the position of teacher of botany
in the Lincoln High school next year.
WfcST lMINT-Jaaper Itilllips, working
on the farm of Louts OatsemeW, bad hie
collar bone broken and received severe
flesh wounds as the result of a runuvir
He waa taken to an Omaha hospital for
OXTORD-Ned McCue, for a long while
past the (oral manager of the Nfcboaska
j irfxiune company, lias resigned htm po
sition to accept ons of Increased respon
sibility in Omaha He is succeeded bore
iy Allen It. tug.
BEATRICE The State Bank of OdelL
rocemlv organised, opened for bustaees
yesterday. The tn is rapltallaed for
;u,wn, ana ine omcers are A. O. Burkett,
president; Ernest Loemker, vice presaWut
a-i. l. ai'uuiri, caanier.
nmktm i latte The Presbyterian con
gregation of Ibis city, at a meeting Wd
, ' iiiir,uT rvvtiiiiK, aeciaea 19 bang a
re cuureh which la to coat not mm iU
llT.trO. It la hoped now that the bulling
111 be completed yet this year.
Wtsr POINT The volunteer fir dapart
nii.t met In delegate oonvootton acd
elected the following otneors: JVe obief, L.
K. Malctiow; ewretary, Joavok ktaan; treaa
urer. u. L Nelbury. Thie km ikm ,ia
eucoMnlve election tendered Mr. Mak.hu w
ICHUTLER The Board of Education
taxied J. A. Peuca prssiueul aiid W.
(thonka secretary. All teachers who had
not resigned were again elerted. Mr. Amnt,
former county superintendent of Iwxlge
county, was chosen superintendent for the
COH'MBl'B Peveral homes In Columbus
are adorned with large rei placards that
read ' Smallpox." The laat two to be so
adorned are the homes of IJ laul on
West Fourteenth street and Fred Novell
on Heventeenth street, near the Third ward
DAVID CITY A bull team has been
organized here and will go to I Jn wood to
play their first game net Sunday after
noon. Mr. Tremble of Mllford has been
secured to do the pitching for the season,
ami the boys are determined to make a
record this sear.
BCHCYLHitH. B. McCloskey, architect
and contractor, of Fremont, was here this
week and laid the plans of the new city hall
before the city council and Mayor Roth
aark. First Intentions were to erect a
17,0(0 building, but it has now been decided
to raise the sum to 110.000.
DAVID CITY The David City High
school will meet the Seward High school
In Joint debate at the opera house Tuesday
evening. May 21. Seward will have the
affirmative and David City the negative on
the question, "Resolved. That the Army
Canteen Should be Re-established."
BEATRICB In the district court yester
day the appeal case of S. D Klllen against
J. H. Sparks, the bridge man, was set
for hearing next Tuesday morning. The
case In question is one wherein Mr. Klllen
appealed claims amounting io about
112,000 for work done In Oage county by
BEATRICE Sunday schools of Gaga
county will hold a convention at the Bap
tist church In this city next Monday after
noon and evening. Prof. H. M Steidley
of Lincoln, field aecretary for the state
and Miss Mamie Haines, state superinten
dent of primary work, will be here to
conduct the meeting.
WEST POINT In spite of the continued
cool weather and froety nights the farm
era are busily engaged In planting corn,
ground Is in good condition to receive the
seed with the exception of surface dryness.
Rain and warm weather are badlv needed
throughout. Fruit trees are blossoming
with little apparent signs of damage.
BEATRICE The program at the Mary
Young Men's Christian association dedi
catory exercises laat night consisted of a
gymnasium exhibition by the Lincoln as
sociation team In charge of George Plnneo.
It was the finest entertainment of the
kind ever given In Beatrice. Saturday
night a home talent play, "The Oymnlcal,"
BEATRICE Mayor Reed yesterday
served notice upon the proprietors of cigar
stores, billiard and pool halls, that slot
machines, playing cards and games of
chance will not be permitted In their places
of business. The order carries with It. that
loitering or loafing In these pieces Is aleo
forbidden. The mayor announces that the
law will be enforced to the letter In cases
NORTH PLATTE-An application waa
filed In the county court Wednesday by
Elisabeth Ehlers for a writ of habeas cor
pus for her 8-year-old son, who is detained
at the home of Henry Khiers. The allega
tions are to the effect that the Ehler house
Is a one-room dugout and that eleven peo
ple live therein, and that conditions are
had generally, and she asks that her son
be restored to her.
NORTH PLATTE A new bank will goon
be opened at Brady, the stockholders of
which will be Messrs, West, Byron, Voss,
Eurson and Holzmark of Gothenburg: Wli
HanL,fcea.ttJr nd Eoward Murphy of Brady;
r." , i'"lcr. UI " cuv- the capital
took of the Institution will be UQ.OuO. It
Is said that Mr. Trotter will accept tho
position of cashier, and If this be so, he
will resign as county superintendent of this
WEST Pfl!NTn t -m . .
ware dealer of Wet Point, has been
granted a patent upon what promises to be
a moet valuable Invention. It Is an ap
pliance designed to be plaoed on the Inrtde
or kerosene and gasoline car whereby the
L a n'n'cany and electro-chemtcally
DUrintfi and all nas. ,,.!..
' .i,u Ut51Rlf3TllUal ITmt-
ou. wig uu pc-urea
TKCTTMBTTTT A- ti ....
billiard and pool halls is now before-the
city council the Instrument being ready
for the third reading, and It Is understood
the Cminf.fl Htttn.l. . . . ,
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Of the llren.A. and .
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off this action the preachers of the city
7hl rnimnii iVJ" " Pt ?n asking
. ne oral nance or
;rant the proposed llcensea
NORTH PLATTE-Yesterday afternoon
L,MPatriSk ' church occurred the con
K10", l.a..".' elhty-e.ght. of
Nnr h PiJ,.. ' "''5. we resiaents of
ji VI . A" """rmBiion wag under
churn .u. " " at u
beautiful and7rnpre:;.Bve. nTahop'scanneli
TLFyS y f ather Wolf of Grand
Island and Father Daly of Kearney.
OX FORD The city council in special ses-
n'"J"J".C?.m.p!e5d !! organlxatuTn of the
,,,w ,,,r, x nomas u. Norman la
now mavor n.,K.- " ""imu is
w w X """" iiaimuon cierg and
il" F: youna- treasurer. Saloon licenses
'""T? to w- H- Branen and
if"?" Relmsmlth at ,2D0 per annum. A
ref.o?, y?1?1 .ol,tJ"JPrt of numerous
:rr :r , urmru a license in the
NEBRASKA ITY E. A. Duff, adminla
trator of the ou e 11 "
P-ld th. county reaaurer tK-
or 13,600, the Inheritance tax due. Threa
appraisers were appointed to report the
rv.. j, j . -iu inn penalties. Mr.
t2-'.dJ!'l.?.5ep.te.l"ber.,"t' but "1. es-
M -p t upon laat month.
?T DVff wa" one of tne 1 of the
Duff Grain company and left an e.i
estimated at HOOlOOO. " "Ute
DAVin rirv t- .
, j . - t nui Doarq met
tLiEZZfTHl!!! thl! and hired The
ward; Miss Ruth Duncan, rooms S Wnd 4
- : i a iT u,lm ronaerson, rooms
t and S South ward; Miss Zulu Reynolds
rooms I in.i . !,. u 1 j . .v"":.'1;?""".
room K r,.i "" "i" Mua Bean.
iinn scnooi Mas Llxzln
Ray. who has been superintendent for the
and win n1tr ender"J his resignation
and will not teach next year. Prof Clem
met and Miss Woods, who taught last year
tli J!,0t .Xl9 application, thus ouj high
ve.?l.W'" haX?,a nrw aet of teachers next
BREWING COMPANY -CONTESTS
Defense of St. I.onla Concern Is That
of All Companies In.
TOPEKA. Kan.. May 11. The .t.t.
4reme court probably will hand down a
Decision today in the case of the Anheuser
Buch Brewing company of St. Louis,
which fought the application of Attorney
General Jackson for the appointment of a
receiver for the 'concern's property In the
tata In the arguments, which were not
finished until late last night, the attorney
for the ' Anheuaer-Dusch company con
tended that the court lacked Jurisdiction.
The rule of law, he asserted. Is that a re
ceiver may be appointed to conserve the
property, of the corporation for the benefit
of creditors and shareholders: a receiver
could only be appointed on a proceeding
Instituted after a Judgment' had been ren
dered. The defendant company says It
has respected the court's order to stop
doing business in the state, but It is op
posed to the appointment of a receiver and
asks permission to remove Its property.
The Anheuser-Busch defence Is accepted
as the defenae In the cases of all the for
eign brewery companies for whose prop
erty within Kansas the state supreme
court recently named receivers. The re
ceivers have already seized much of this
property and are now on a tour of the
atate attaching more of It wherever found
Oonld Moves to Kearney-
KEARNEY. Neb.. May ll.-(8pectal Tele
gram. -enator E. D. Gould of Wolbach,
who has been largely Interested in cattle
feeding for some time at Buda, will soon
make Kearney hla home and make hla
permanent headquarters here. A residence
and an office location has been secured In
the city 'on Central avenue aa the largest
feeding business carried on by Senator
Gould requires a gixd slaed office force to
look after It. Feeding yards are now oper
ated at Buda. where over 0 steers are on
feed, and other yards will be put In at
Rlverdale, Amherst. Odessa and other
EARLY LIFE OF C. U. MOYER
Old Friends and latiyi Deeply Inter
ested in Idaho TriaL
STORY OF CHICAGO ARREST IS DENOUNCED
Western Federation of Minors Presi
dent Kntlve of Boone t'omnty,
Where Family Is Promi
nent nnd Heaneeted.
ItOONE, la.. May 11. (Special.) Charles
Henry Moyer, or known to Boone friends as
"Charlie" Moyer, was born In Boone county
thirty-seven years ago. The parents were
living In a small Boone county town called
Quincy. The family remained at Qulncy
for two years and then removed to a farm
of 1M0 acres on the Boone-Story line, 100
a ores being' located In Story county and
eighty In Boone county. Here the father, a
sturdy Dutch pioneer, built for himself a
home and here the family lived for many
At the age of I years Charles Moyer was
left motherless. He was the youngest of
even children and the others tenderly
cared for him during his early life. Mrs.
Wlllard Foster of this city, wife of ex
Sheriff Foster, cared for him and looked
after Mm and he has often remarked that
Mrs. Foster was his second mother.
Shortly before the mother's death the
family removed to the farm mentioned
above, located one and a half miles south
west of Ontario. The mother was subject !
to lung trouble and the Inroads caused by
numerous attacks of this sickness resulted
fatally for her when the youngest child
was but 2 yearn of ago. She was burled In
the old cemetery at Ontario, and here, four
teen yeara ago. was burled her husband.
The parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Moyer,
were pioneers In the strictest sense of the
word, coming to this county from Linn 1
county, Iowa. Previous to their residence j
In Linn county they lived In Schuylkill
county, Pennsylvania, and were among the
strong Dutch residents of this vicinity. To
Mr. and Mrs. Moyer were brrn seven chil
dren, four of whom are now living. The
father was a carpenter nnd left the farm
to be worked by the children. He devoted
his time exclusively to this work ana many
of the old landmarks of Boone and Story
counties stand as monuments to the rigid
honesty and perseverance of this pioneer.
At Qulncy he erected the famous church,
famous not only In Boone county and vicin
ity, but throughout this part of the coun
try. In the erection of this structure Mr.
Moyer used enough of the beet walnut
timber to stock an ordinary furniture house
of the present day with the very finest of
house furnishings,. I
Family of Moyer.
He erected the home In which the family
resided for many years and the house la
tlll atandlna- on the old farm, the hewed
logs looking the same as they did the day
the house was finished. It Is now occupiea
by John Cooper a son of Charles Cooper.
After the death of his first wife William
Moyer married "Aunt Sally" Houser,
mother of Jacob Houser, whose grand
daughter was In after years to become
the bride of Charles Moyer. Mrs. Moyer,
the second wife, died many years ago ana
he again was married to Mrs. McConkey,
who aurvlves him and now resides In
Of the family of children. Charles H.
has attained the highest station In life,
the head of that powerful organisation,
the Western Federation of Miners. The
children, In the order of their birth
Victoria, married Henry Fullerton,
years ago. , .
vim,, in nmmt b wnnivf or
v 1 1 1 1 n 1 1 1 i . . i "u "i . . .- - .
county for ten years; now dead. His son.
Karl, at present is tiepuir '-
Alice, now Mrs. Wlllard Foster of Boone.
George W., now of Mercede county, Cali
fornia. P F. Moyer of Boone.
Mrs. Charles Crnne of Des Moines.
Charles Henry, now In Bols City, Idaho,
S. F. Moyer p ex-chlef of police of Boone
nnd Is now employed as motorman on the
Boone Suburban car line.
Mr. Moyer during his boyhood wa not
healthy. Hla lungs were never strong and
early In life asthma took a hold on him
and soMhoroughly did It root Itself In his
system that relatives always feared that
It would ultimately result In his death. Hit
father, seeing that the lad was sickly,
never Insisted that he do much of the
farm work.' The boy waa allowed to, read
or spend the time about the home as he
saw fit. During these years he was a
great reader and was always rending
whatever he could get especially news or
stories of the western country. During his
early life he was afflicted with eye trouble
and for two years was nearly blind. At
times, when he felt as though he could
atand no longer to go without reading, he
would slip to one comer of the room and
crawl under the table, and there In the
half darkness he would pore over hla
books or western articles.
Waa n Cowboy. x
He entered the employ of Clark Luther
at the age of U years, riding his pony In
going about hla work. Relng rather weak
from his early sickness and never having
done hard labor, his first work in the
battle of life u not one of great phys
ical exertion. Moyer seemed to take well
with this work and after quitting the em
ploy of Mr. Luther, and when 15 years of
age, started working for Fred Mills, wan
at that time lived a ahort distance north
of Boone. Hla work was herding cows,
many families from this county and neigh
boring ones turning their cattle over to
Moyer at the start of spring and having
them returned In the fall, Moyer taking
them up to northwestern Iowa, above Sioux
City, where they were kept grazing during
the summer months.
However, his health did not Improve
greatly, the asthma continuing by him.
On the advice of physleans he left Boone.
Upon leaving Boone, Mr. Moyer went first
to Wyoming, then Into the Dakotas and
for some time roamed over the northwest,
aa cowboy, atudylng the country and
people. Ho was merely a lad at this time
between 16 and 18 years of age. but evinced
Interest In things which generally occupy
tiie time and minds of older persons. Tir
ing, for the time being, of this life he went
to Chicago, to see something of th city
and- to see what opportunities were offered
there for a young man
Before going to Chicago he met a man
by the nameof 8am Williams, who ac
companied him to that city. Williams was
the son of a titled Engllah woman, who
had made a runaway match and the family
took up the name of Williams. Together
the boys Journeyed to Chicago and there
Moyer aecured employment aa night clerk
In the Palmer house. Here he became
acquainted with a woman who had charge
of one of the departments of th hotel and
he treated him as her own son. This, he
often afterwards spoke of. with pleasant
memories. While In that city he learned
to whistle and going back to the west,
people up and down the western etat re
membered him "Whistling Charlie."
many who were year In learning to call
hltn by any other nam.
Retnrn to the West.
Moyer evidently did not Ilk th city and
within a hort Urn returned to th western
country. Hce he began mining and con
tinued It for manv yean. Hla first mining
j employment was In the famous Homestead
Mine In Lead City, S. D. Her tt remained
for aome time, when he was made the
1 president of the mlneie' union, which was
organised there. This la the Urst step to
Having obtained the -sole agency for the
44 TT V T Y
'the World's best"
WE ARE FORCED, in order to make room on our floors for
this superb line, TO FORGE A SALE of about 100 high-grade
Pianos. . In this great money-saving
FORCED PIANO SALE
WE GUARANTEE A SAVING FROM $75 TO $175. All
the Pianos offered in this sale are 1907 designs of the best
grades, and have only been on our floors for a short time.
THIS GREAT FORCED PIANO SALE offers wonderfully
LOW PRICES on thoroughly worthy goods.
These cut prices will only prevail until we sell enough of
our present stock to get the needed room for our "Knabe"
A SUPERB COLLECTION OF PIANOS
Very special prices will be made on the following lines (with one exception "The Knabe" and that is one price
the world over.) Sohmer, Chickering, Kranklin, Wegman, Estey, Smith and Barnes, Schaffcr, Price and Teeple and
Bailey. These names, with the great Knabe, comprise our list, and we feel sure tlint no other Nebraska house can
duplicate this splendid array of meritorious pianos. No other firm will make the price so low, even on the inferior
instruments that some of them carry.
PHONE DOUGLAS 2600
the career, which 'has made Mr. Moyer
known the world over.
He was afterwards made delegato to the
V estern Federation of Miners in Denver
and tlicn organlier and ultimately nl
dent of the federation. He has been elected
to this office time after time and Is th.
Idol cf the western mlnera. Scene were
enacted at the last two times when he wan
rc-tleited which brought tears to the eyes
of every nilnervpresent. The rules of ti.e
federation are that no one shall be elected
tj office who Is not present In ptrjo.i
Howivei, two years ago when Moyer wns
In the bull pen at Tellurlde he was re
elected by acclamation, as he was a ycur
agf when he was In. jail In Boise City, Ida.
At tl.e last meeting his picture waa placed
In the president's chair and was greeted
Mrs. Fred Payne of this city, a slster-
ln-luw of President Moyer, her sister being
the wlfd of the noted leader, tells the
following story of the courtship and mar
riage o) Mr. Moier and Miss Bertha
HoiiHer. The marriage resulted In rather
a peculiar mixture of relationships. Miss
Homer was the granddaughter of Mrs.
Moyer, the second wife of Moyer's father.
Mi's Houser. who was a school teacher,
during the summer of her sixteenth year
spent her vacation with her grandmother
on the beautiful farm home on the Boone
Story line. The farm was a delightful
place for a vacation visit, a great lawn
sweeping from the, house, with beautiful
trees and shrubs. Charles Moyer had been
weit a number of years and was home
making his father a visit at the time Miss
HouMnr was visiting her grandmother. Mr.
Moyer was attracted to the pretty, refined
young woman and ehe at once loved the
quiet, unassuming but forceful young
man, who had seen so much of the world
and who, despite his usual silence, was so
well Informed on so many subjects that a
visit with him waa a dellfeht and the meet
ings littween the two became more fre
quent with the passing dayf. After Moyer
returned to the west a correspondence
waa started and in four years he returned
to w.'. her. The marriage took place In
Fibruary, but Mrs. Moyer wished to con
tinue teaching until the close of her term
of school and so the groom returned with
out her to Spearfish, S. D., where he was
overseer of a large ranch owned by Peter
J. Retlly. It was In May of the same year,
1890, that she joined her hutband In their
new home and has faithfully stood by him
through his success and also through the
trials and tribulation which have fallen to
Man of Wonderful Nerve.
Moyer has always been known as man
of wonderful nerve and at times mi horns
when a youngster he would often display
a will of hla own. He was studious and a
deep thinker and often would sit and be
lost In the deepest thought, aa though try
ing to solve some perplexing problem. All
of a sudden he would brighten up and start
whistling like a songbird, happy in the
success of his silent meditation. His bash
fulness was the Joke of his friends and
neighborhood and he was a youth who
preferred to be alone. He was during his
active business life always known for his
small charities and the lowliest "newxle"
generally found some way to "work" the
great labor leader for a coin of some de
nomination. He Is a man of forgiving dis
position and often injuries have been for-
I given with the statement that "It was not
them, but the power behind them."
Mrs Payne tells of a little Incident which
occdrred In Denver which showed the pop
ularity of Moyer among the newsboys and
those who had come In closer contact with
htm. Mr. and Mrs. Moyer and Mrs. Payne
were at one of the large theaters of that
city one evening. The gallery was crowded
with newsboys, the guests of the Btar that
evening. Shortly nfter Mr. Moyer entered
he was spied by one of the youngsters
who Irrepresslbly cried cut: "What Is the
matter with Moyer." Instantly scores of
boys took up the yell and Moyer became
the cynosure of all eyes, much to the dis
comfiture of the man who so dreaded the
limelight of notoriety and publicity.
How the manllnesi of the man Impresses
strangers la told even of those who are prel
udlted against him. When he was In
prison In Cripple Creek, Colo., a wealthy
woman from Chicago was touring the west
and called at Cripple Creek. This woman
hud come down from Denver to see him.
having been told that he was one of the
Bights of Colorado. The cell door was
opened, and this woman stood and looked
In upon htm, lorgnette at eye. She aald:
"I have been told that you were one of the
sights, so I came to see you." Mr. Moyer
gently replied "I am willing any one
ahuuld look at me who wishes to do so. I
a-n sorry I am In the center of the stage.
I But I cannot help myself." The woman was
so liiipremMd by his gsntleiuaaly manner,
f YTs TT
and appearance, that she apologised sev
eral times, expressing herself aa covered
with shame, and saying she would never
aga'n be guilty of such an act "I did not
think you were such a man aa you are. 1
thought of you as a sort of wild beast. I
am sure some mistake has been made and
you are not guilty of the things of which
you are accused."
Visits Boon Relatives.
Two weeks before he was arrested and
taken out of Colorado for the murder of
Governor Steunenberg he visited his brother,
8. F. Moyer of Boone, and his sister, Mrs.
Wlllard Foster. While here he renewed old
acquaintances and spent several days In
Boone. He was suffering a great deal from
asthma and waa then In a critical condi
tion from the ravages of the .disease. A
local newspaper man In Interviewing him
at that time waa Impressed with the won
derful sincerity of the man. "We are right
and we wU win our fight with the aid of
that Justice which the constitution guaran
tees to every American cltlsen. We will
show the people of thla country that the
Western Federation of Miners Is not the
barbarous organization that they have been
led to believe." This was said with an
evident Impulse from the man's heart.
Relatives In Boone characterize the, pen
itentiary stories sent out yesterday as
groundless and without foundation. S. F.
Moyer, brother of Charles, said that as far
as he knew his brother waa never mixed up
In any scrape In Chicago and never was In
the penitentiary at Jollet. Mrs. Fred Payne,
a slnter-ln-Iaw and also a granddaughter of
Charles Moyer's stepmother said last even
ing that she waa positive that the Chicago
Journal was in error. Her brother wns In
the Dakotas at the time mentioned as hav
ing been spent in the penitentiary.
Boone friends are watching the scene of
the battle with much interest for all liked
Charlie Moyer and his relatives here en
Joy the confidence and respect of the com
munity. All want to nee him have a fair
trial and If Innocent acquitted of the aw
ful charge hanging over him.
NEBRASKA FROM DAY TO DAY
Quaint and Cnrlona Fentnrea of Life
In a Rapidly GrowlnaT
Strawberry growers ay the cmt will
not be hort Probably a new point has
been fixed for the bottom of the boxes.
Chicago speculators started out Baturdnr
an though they thought th American
Society of Equity had "made good" on Ita
dollar wheat program.
A bee Inspector has been appointed at
Kearney, but It Is not expected he will
be able to curtail the supply of "honey"
from the glucose factories.
Hastings Is to be congratulated on trying
a murder caae with possible phases of
dementia Americana without throwing the
neighborhood Into hysterics.
Thellck of the corn planter may drown
the memories of the snow shovel, but even
the most optimistic can be excused If ho
has doubt as to the fruit harvest.
Nebraska farmers are eccused of putting
potatoes In egg ases and chcntlng buyers.
If summer Is as coy aa spring they msy
find they have cheated themselves.
" "Tough Luck" But ymi don't know
really tough luck unless you've been with
out coal for a month, hoping that each
day's suit would banish the need, and
shivering all' the while. Noi folk News.
When Car Meets Hound Postmaster
Cook ran over one of Jim Wild's mnny
hounds Inst FTldsy with disaster to both
hound and auto. The hound died, the arle
of the auto was bent and Wen was badly
cared, for he lost control of the machine
and almost ran Into a telephone pole.
Handicap for the Bug Ay hare man ay
den greene bugs fon Texas baen coming
up to Kansas on Rork Eyland raleroad. Ay
tal hem Murphy Oraln company gat fon
car veet fon Langdon, Kansas, and et teck
Rock Eyland raleroad forty-four days to
breng hem en to Kansas Seeta. so ef greene
bug baen coming fon Texas on Rock Ey
land raleroad Ay gat no frald for scare;
da ant a gone to gat hare before harvest
na ho. Knute Knutesen In Aurora flun.
Confusing Names A lady here was sent
box of house plants from Illinois and
found, five days later, that they had been
carried to Paldock In Merrick county. Slis
! hastily sent a letter to the depot agent
j tUi but th letter was atoppvd by the
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Lynch postmaster, who returned It to this
Paddock. It was started again and aaiu
stopped at Lynch, although the mall carrier
told him better, and was sent back here.
It was started for the third time, having
taken six days' travel between Pnddock
and Lynch. Paddock Correspondent Atkin
ATCHISON WINS ONE POINT
Interstate Commerce Commission De
eldes Railroads Discriminate
An-nlnat Kansas Town.
WASHINGTON, May ll.-The Interstate
Commerce commission rendered a decision
today in the case of the city council of
Atchison, Kan., against tho Missouri Pa
cific, Burlington and Santa Fe railroads.
It appeared that the carriers grant certain
allowances or free service In the elevation,
transfer, mixing, cleaning and other hand
ling of grain at Kansas City, Mo., Argon
tine, Leavenworth and Kansas City, Kan.,
which are withheld by them at Atchison,
at which point they have established the
same rates as those In force at these other
The commission In an opinion by Com
missioner Clark holds that such practice Is
unlawful and that thee arricrs should not
furnish at Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City,
Leavenworth or Argentine, Kan., elevator
allowances or other free service in connec
tion with shipment of grain which are not
furnished at Atchison.
Mitchell Is Imnrovlnsr.
SPRINO VALLEY, 111.. May ll.-The phy-
u , P i " .a.,,te"ur;ce on President John
Mitchell of the United Mine Workers s.iy.
the patient is gaining strength every day'
It is expected that recovery will be slow,
but all danger seems past.
COId In Pennsylvnnln.
PrrTSBfRO. Miy ll.-Sinee yesterday at
noon the temperature In western Pennsyl
vania dropped from 63 deRrees to S2 This
Is the coldest day in May since U.TB '
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RUSSIANS WORK IN LONDON
Folio and Reporters Watch Eocial Demo
crats in Iritish CapitaL
SEVERAL W0M1N AMONG DELEGATES
Definite Report of Proceedings Not
Ulveu Out, bat Propaganda
Thronsjh Russian Empire
Is Being; Planned.
LONDON, May ll.-The Russian social
democrats who recently arrived hero to hold
a congress are conferring dally with their
Plimnjltllnla 11 i. wt. U.U n I . . .. , 1 ...,-. V.
oy police and reporters.
It Is Impossible, however, to get definite'
reports on their doings, though It la sail
they" "are" discussing a program ' for a
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...,. ,b ui tne fuuey 10 ue luuoweu oy tne
social democrats In the lower house of the
Russian Parliament. They are also plan
nlng to hold annual meetings, like the
trades union congress. Most of the dele
gates represent the professions, with Jews
predominating. Pole and Ietts come next
In number and some of them are reputed
to be ex-Siberians. There are several
women among the delegates.
John I,. Sullivan at White Honae.
WASHINGTON, May ll.-John L. Sulli
van, the pugullst, saw the president again
today by appointment in behalf of a
pardon of John L. Lennon, his nephew,
who Is serving a sentence at Governors
Island for desertion from the marine corps.
He mado an earnest pica, but the presi
dent made no promise. In about two weeks
Sullivan sajd he would leave the stage for
an Indiana resort, where he will take mud
baths for rheumatism.
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