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    The Omaha r Daily
He Bos Ahead of Tatea in Chicago
and Cook r nnty.
A. 1
Republican Sanatoria.
Still in Dov
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Lawrence Strinsrer Endorsed Demo-;
crats for Senator.
Jlncr Befora la History of Illinois
Politic Has Decision Hans
la the Balance
CHICAGO. Aug. . Twenty-nlns counties
outside of Cook county give Deneen. 126,337;
Yates, 114.653.
Twenty oountlss outside of Cook give
Hopkins. 8S.2S7; Foss. 24.474; Mason, 1,250.
CHICAGO, Aug. a Complete returns
from Chicago and Cook county give for
the republican nomination for governor:
Deneen, 79.700; Tates, 75.109. Majority for
Deneen. 7.591.
Complete rsturhs from the city of Chi
cago give for tha republican nomination
for governor: Deneen, tt.ftl; Yates, 66,160.
For endorsement for United States sena
tor: Foss, ,0W; Hopkins. 38,731; Mason,
Adlal K. Stevenson of Bloomington has
been nominated by the democrats for gov
ernor, and Lawrence B. Stringer of Lin
coln has been endorsed for United States
senator. Returns are far from complete,
but those In art sufficient to make certain
these selections.
The democratic state ticket Is aa follows:
Endorsed for United States senator, Law
rence B. Stringer: nominated for governor,
Adlal E. Stevenson; lieutenant governor, E.
A. ferry; secretary of state. X. F. Beldler;
..Hitrt. Rain Jrfrta! treasurer. J. B.
Mount; attorney general, R. C. Hall; clerk
of supreme court, returns loo meager 10
Republican state ticket: '
Kndnrsed for United States senator,
doubtful between Albert J. Hopkins and
Oeorge VS. Foss; governor, available re
turns Indicate Charles 8. Deneen: lleuten.
ant governor, J. O. Ogleaby or F. L. Smith;
secretary of state, James A. Rose; auditor,
J. B. McCulloch; treasurer. Andrew Rus
sell: attorney general, William H. Stead;
clerk of supreme court, Christopher D.
Flarare Greatly Delay.
. Tha result of yesterday's primary, so far
as It la accurately known In regard to state
officers, ta given In tha above lists. Never
since political return were carried by mes
sengers on foot, by ox teams and canal
hosts, have definite figures been so greatly
delayed In any Illinois election as in tha
one Just closed.
Twenty-four hours after the polls closed
ft waa impossible to give accurate returns
on tha vote for senatorial endorsement or
thej gubernatorial nomination on tha repub
lican ticket.
Tha vote for tha republican senatorial en
dorsement in Chicago and Cook county wast
Tor Hopkins, 40,408; Mason. S9.917; Foss,
60.JE3; giving Foss a plurality over Hopkina
of ,. In the state outside of Cook county
the contest seemed to be fairly even be
tween Hopkina and Fbaa, with Mason fall
ing far In the rear. The general returns
were perhaps a shade rn favor of Hopkina,
but whether or not his vote in the outside
counties will enable him to overcome the
strong lead gained by Foes In Cook county
is not yet known and it will probably be
another twenty-four hours before a positive
statement can be made on tha result.
Democratic endorsement.
The democratic senatorial endorsement
may be dismissed with the single statement
that Stringer won easily in every county
in the state so far aa heard from tonight.
For the republican gubernatorial nomina
tlon Deneen received In Chicago and Cook
county. 79,700; Yates, 71,109; giving Deneen a
plurality in Chicago and Cook county of
7,691. The returns so far aa received enjly
tonight did not show that Yates was cutting
down this lead. In fact they seemed to show
that Deneen was slightly Increasing his
plurality. His (' rr.anagera claimed the
state by at leui' ' and freely predicted
that his vote i Ues would show an
even larger nuj The returns, how
ever, were sluw hi u Mattered' and it Is to
night entirely possible for Tates to win out.
His campaign managers claimed that he
has done so by about 10,000.
'Adlal 11 Stevenson, former vice president
of the United States, ran far ahead of his
opponent for the democratic gubernatorial
nomination, although James Hamilton
Lewis of Chicago made a phenomenal run
In Chicago and Cook county, securing
nearly as many votes as all other candi
dates together.
On of the first counties outside of Cook
to send In complete returns was Peoria.
Sixty-eight precincts out of seventy in this
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the republican ticket.
For the republican nomination for gov
ernor the figures were: Yates, l.27;
Deneeot S.OOt.
Censireaeleanl Komlaatloae.
Returns received today from tha different
congressional distrtots throughout the
slate show that the following nan have
been nominated tor congress:
Democrats; First district, M. L. Man
dable; Beoond, J. T. Donahue; Fourth.
James T McDarmott. renominated; Fifth,
Adolph J. Babath, renominated; Sixth.
Frank O. Wood; Seventh, Frank Bu
chanan Eighth. Thomas Gallagher; Tenth,
Western Starr; Eleventh, C MuNsughion(
Fourteenth, M. J. McEnery; Fifteenth. W.
E. Lancaster; Sixteenth. James W.- Hill;
Seventeenth. C. & Schneider, Eighteenth,
Henry C Bell; twenty-fourth, J. Q. a.
Republicans: Third district. William W.
Wilson, renominated; Fourth, C. 8. Whar
ton; Fifth. Anthony Mlchalek; Sxth, Wil
liam LeVlmer, renominated; Seventh, Frel
Lundln; Eighth, E. 8. Ksyokl; Eleventh.
Howard M. Snapp, renominated; Twenty
fourth. Pleasant T. Chapman, renominated.
Little Land Under Irrigation.
PIERRE, 8- D-. Aug. l-Spcisl.) The
stats land department has been notified
that a little more than a section of state
land will be within the territory which will
be brought under irrigation in the Belle
Fourche project the first of April. and
further notified that the aale of such land
nuat be under the regulations of the gov
) emaacnt Id regard to land under Irrigation
within the project. Tho tracts are all of
section a, township t north, range S eaat.
Black Hills survey, and a portion of sec
tion 11 township S north, range I east.
lr of Prartlee Maneovere la
Wrali(, Place Where Indlnns
Were rk.
The game of war aa being practice In
Wyoming near Camp Emmet Crawford by
a large force of the regular army and the
militia of Colorado. Wyoming and Utah
ta over a territory that was the. arena of
many affrays with the Indians thirty or
thirty-five years ago. The operations are
being carrUd out under the personal direc
tion of Brigadier General Charles Morton,
commanding the Department of the Mia-
The center of the operations Is at Tie
city Pass, along the telephone road. These
maneuvers extend up into the Laramie
hills. There is no discrimination whatever
between the regular and militia organisa
tions, and the most friendly feeling exists
between the citizen and regular soldiery-
The two bodlea of the provisional divi
sion are divided Into the "blues" and the
browns," and the general problem con
templates attack and defense of selected
The problems are first outllred by the
commanding general and the two armies
are sent out to tarry out the problem,
each being Ignorant of the special Instruc
tions being given to the other, but each
must work on its own plan.
Tho second period of evolutions begin
today and will continue four days. These
will comprise the dispositions for the se
curity and Information of troops on the
march advance, rear and flank guards and
patrols. These exercises will be continued
with the view to test the thoroughness
of the guards In covering the ground and
securing Information aa to positions of an
opposing force. They will also Illustrate
attacks of advance guard and attacks by
flank; attack on rear guard of army and
the general proposition of the possibilities
of attack and defense with an army on
the march.
The ground over which the exercises will
take place will be assigned from day to
day by Instructions from the headquarters
of the provisional division.
Depositors of Hot Springs Instltatlon
Will Bo Paid Off In Fall.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Aug. 9.-(Special.)
JuOre Carland of the' United States cou.-t
has Issued an order authorising J. C.
Johnson, receiver of the Hot Springs Na
tional bank, which cTcesd TTs doors last
fall, to transfer to John F. ' Parks and
Henry Marty, co-partners aa Parks at
Marty, all the property and assets of the
bank of every description except the fol
lowing Items: Amount ftTmllted comptroller
by the 'receiver, 26,630.:d; cash in hand of
receiver, $74.25; due from United States
treasurer t per cent redemptlonIund. 11.250
estimated value of premium on United
States bonds, I1.CO0. '
Judge Carland orders that the sale shall
be made upon payment .to the receiver by
Parks at Marty of the sum of to3.0ti0.53.
This sale. It la estimated, will enable the
receiver to pay depositors in full, the only
losers by the failure of the bank being the
stockholders. At the time the bank failed
Its liabilities were estimated at about
1115,000. Tha cashier of the bsnk at tha time
It closed Its doors. George D. Horras. now
Is under Indictment in the United Btates
court on the charge of having unlawfully
converted funds of the bank to the amount
of 125,000 to his own use. In default of
bonds he is in tha Lawrence county Jail
at Deadweod.
It la expected the trial of Mr. Horras
will take place during the regular Septem
ber term of federal court at Deadwood.
Eleetrte Light System to Be Ran by
Fall froaa New Canal.
KEARNEY, Neb., Aug. . (8pcclaJ.-(The
work of overhauling the Kearney electric
power house so that water power can be
used Instead of steam power will start Mon
day. The big turbines arrived Friday and
were taken to the power plant.
New machinery will replace all of the old
fixtures' of the water wheel except the
flume, which is in good repair. Material
for new gates and guides has arrived and
will be Installed as soon as possible, which
will not be an extended length of time.
The work of repairing the canal has prae
tlcally been completed. The head-gates
havo been put In good repair. The walls
about tha lake have been repaired, re
modeled and new ones have been con
structed. Already tha water Is running two
miles down tha canal and as soon as the
work at the electric power house Is finished
the head-gates will bo opened, and provid
ing there is water In the river, which there
Is not at this time, the lake will soon be
A Just estimate of the time required to
accomplish all work that remains to be
done before everything is In readiness to
turn the water Into the lake would be, at
the most, three weeks.
Prof. French Loavea Normal.
PERU. Neb., Aug. 9.-(8peclal.-Prof. W.
L. French, for the last three years a mem
ber of the Normal school faculty, has re
signed and closed his work hers today. He
! has accented 1 h nnslttmi nf mjtnnvMP nf
"the Hlllcreat dary and etock farm at Green
wood, near Kansas City, Mo. The products of
this farm are used In the large hospitals
and for physicians' use In prescribing for
Infanta, and tha proper management of the
aame will require Urge and practical ex
perience. Prof. French has here an oppor
tunity to put Into practice the knowledge
ha baa acquired during the last few years
of study and teaching, the work bclr-g In
line with what he has been doing here.
Aberdeen Railway Companies.
PIERRE. S. V., Aug. S. (Special. )-Ar-tlcles
of incorporation have been filed for
the Aberdeen Street Railway company, for
the construction of a street railway system
to operate in Aberdeen and vicinity, cov
ering twenty mile. The company la cap
irallsed at 1350,900, and the Incorporators
include some of the leading business men
of that city, the Hat being: Charles T. Mc
Coy, Frank H. Haggerty. II. W. Mar pie.
Frank W. Brooks. 8. H. Jumper, Lannan
Q. Johnaon and John A. Houlahan. The
system Is to be operated by electricity.
Artlclea have also been filed for the
Huron Street Ralway company, with a
capital of fcu.000, to construct a system ten
miles In length. The Incorporator of this
company are: John W. Smith. Frank E.
Stevens, Harry M. Jewett of Huron; Wil
liam D. Coler of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Norton
D. Walker of Milwaukee, Wis.
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Call Issued for Meeting of Western
Men in 'Frisco.
(taestlona Will Bo Uppermost la
DUcasalens that Are to Tako
Place at October
KANSAS CITT, Mo. Aug. .-Many sub
jects of general Impottance. are Included
!n the ca.l for the nineteenth annual ses
sion ot the Transmlsslsslppl Commercial
congress which la to meet in San Francisco
October , 7. 8, and 10 and which has Just
been Issued under the signatures of J. B.
Caae, president, of Abilene. Kan.; Thomas
F. Walsh of Denver, chairman of the ex
ecutive committee, and other officials. The
call says regarding representation at the
'The governor of each state and territory
may appoint ten delegates and not more
than twenty delegates.
"The mayor of each city one delegate and
one additional delegate for each 5.100 in
habitants; provided, however, that no city
shall have more than ten delegates,
"Each county- may appoint one delegate
through its executive officer; each busi
ness organisation one delegate and one ad
ditional delegate for every fifty members;
provided, however, that no such business
organisation shall have more than ten del
"Governors of states snd territories, mem
bers of congress of the United States and
former presidents of the Transmlsslsslppl
Commercial congress are ex officio mem
bers with all the privileges of delegates
except voting.
Prlrllesrea of Members.
"Permanent members of the Transmlssls
slppl Commercial congress have all the
privileges ot delegates except when such
permanent member resides outside the
Transmlssisalppt section, when he Is en
titled to all the courtesies except voting.
Permsnent members resident of the Trans
mlsslsslppl set snd vote with the delegates
of their respective states and territories."
The csll continues: "The executive com
mittee submits the following subjects ss
germane to the objects of the case and
upon these & free end full discussion Is
Invited." They follow:
Irrigation and Drainage.
River and Harbor Improvement.
Leasing of Public Lands.
Dry Farming.
Parcels Post snd Postal Banks.
Transpacific Trade.
Closer Re atlona with th Latin Republics.
I'ublio Ownership of Utilities.
Panama and the Canal.
Hawaii and the Philippines.
Live Btock Industry.
National and State Aid for Highways.
Sugt.r Heet Industrv.
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.
National Finances.
An Enlarged and Improved' Consular Ser
vice In the Far East.
The Pan-American Railroad.
Interstate Commerce.
Conservation of Reeeareee.
Further the call says: .-
"The executive committee directs special
attention to the conservation of natural
resources, which waa recently emphasized
by President Roosevelt by a conference of
governors of the various states held In
Washington, D. C, May 16, 19u6. As this
question closely affects the reserved rights
of the states of the transmlsslsslppl sec
tion In relation to the forests, the national
reserves, the leasing of the public domain.
Internal waterways and the utilisation of
the power and the development of mineral
and other resources, etc., it Is the desire
of the executive committee that a full an
alysis of these matters should be made to
the end that the administration .may be
accorded such Intelligent co-operation with
these states as may be consistent with the
general good.
"In order to obtain the best results tho
executive committee has made special pro
vision In the program for the commission,
and the Invitation has been extended the
members to appear personally before the
"Whilst the executive committee feels
gratified at the action of the national
house of representatives In passing the
bill for the buceau of mines and Is pleased
with the assurance that favorable action
will bo taken by the senate and that the
president will sign this bill, yet neverthe
less the executive committee enumerates
among the special subjects for discussion
that of a department of mines and mining,
believing that the great mining Industry
will not be adequately recognised until
a department of government Is created co
ordinate with the Department of Agricul
ture. Water Transportation.
"The action of President Roosevelt re
creating the Inland Waterway commission
brings the subject of a supplemental sys
tem of cheap transportation again Into the
attention of the business Interests of the
country. The executive committee, believ
ing that the questions herein Involved are
not only of great importance to the people
of the Mississippi valley, and those upon
the tributary streama. but la of equal im
portance to the people of the Pacific coast
and the Pacific northwest, and to the In
land states of the transmlsslsslppl section,
especially calls the attention of the western
commercial organisations to this action,
with the request that delegatea be ap
pointed with apvclal reference to this mat
"In addition to the above, upon which
recommendations and resolutions may be
made, any delegate may submit suggestions
germane to the objects of the congress.
It Is the desire of the executive committee
to have a free discussion of all matters
of Interest to the people of the transmlss
isalppt country.
Dakota La ads Reclaimed.
MITCHELL. B. D . Aug. . -Special )
Sanborn couny is spending large sums of
money in trying to reclaim lands that have
been under water in low places for a num
ber of yesrs. During the summer several
small contracts were let for small ditches
from one to two miles in length, but the
largest ditch has been contracted for and
will be four miles in length, starting in
Logan township and emptying Into ths
James river. Many thousands of acres of
land will be restored to the farmers along
the territory of the ditch, which have ben
Increased In number this yesr by reason
of the excessive rainfall. Whan completed
ths ditch will be twenty-six feet wide at
the top, twelve feet wide at ths bottom
and five feet deep.
Marshal Fires at Prisoner.
FAIRBURY. Neb., Aug. I. (special Tel
egram.) City Marshal Bourn fired two
shots at a prisoner who was trying to es
cape from arrest, both taking effect, or.
breaking ths leg of the man. The man re
fused to give his nama or residence snd
is apparently an aU-around crook.
From tha Minneapolis Journal.
Death Leaves a Void in Senate Not
" Easily XXed. "
As t'hnlrnn k of Appropriations He
Had BuperTlaed Expenditure of
I More Fnnds Tbsn Any Other
Member of lasgrns.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. .-8pecial.)-The
death of Senator William Boyd Allison,
while not wholly unexpected, came at a
most Inopportune time by reason of polit
ical conditions in Iowa. His death will
leave a void In the senate that cannot eas
ily be filled, for Senator Allison occupied
a most unique position, not only In the
senate, but In the country as well.
As chairman of the committee on appro
priations he has dispensed more millions
than any man In the history of the nation,
tand In his treatment of the great supply bills
of congress he ceased to be a partisan and
became the statesman Invoking all his pow
ers for the public weal.
Although a man ot few friendships and,
in a large sense, a rather reticent man,
William B. Allison had the confidence of
both republicans and democrats In tha up
per branch of the national legislature and
when that body was In the hands of the
democrats and ex-Senator Cockrell waa
the chairman of the appropriations com
mittee, William B. Allison waa the vital
force on the committee during all the years
of his connection with the great committee,
which position he held until his death.
In addition to his being chairman of the
appropriations committee of tho senate, ho
wss a member of the following other com
mittees: Additional accommodations for
the library of congress, finance, organisa
tions, conduct and expenditures Of the ex
ecutive departments and the university of
the United Btatea.
Takes Charge of Approprlatlona.
Senator Allison went to the head of the
appropriations committee In 18SL which po
sition he held until 1893. when the senate
passed Into the control of the democrats,
snd was succeeded by ex-Senator Francis
II. Cockrell, now a member of the Inter
state Commerce commission. Cockrell did
not long remain at the head of the great
money committee of the senate, the senate
paaalng Into the hands of the republicans
In January, 1896, when the senate commit
tees were reorganised and Allison again
came to the head of the committee on ap
propriations, which position he held until
his death.
Senator Eugene Hale of Maine, by the
death of Allison, becomes the ranking mem
bee of the approprlatlona committee and
undoubtedly wiU become the chairman, al
though he will reluctantly give up the
chairmanship of naval affairs In which he
has a very big Interest. Should Hale be
come chairman of appropriations he will
undoubtedly retain a place on naval af
fairs, and In the event of Senator Perkins'
re-election to the senste he will probably
become chairman of the naval committee.
Entered Congress Darlnsr War Time.
Senator Allison, who is fairly entitled to
be called a "father of the republic," en
tered public life In late. Abraham Lincoln
waa then president, the civil war was Just
coming to an snd. There waa then no
railroad to the Pacific coast. Ths popula
tion of the United Btatea was only X.ftO.'JOO,
very considerably irsa than half what It
is today. Since Allison first took his sest
In ths cspitol st Washington ten new
states have been admitted to the union
and aU our over-sea poeaeaalon. Including
Alaska, have been acquired. Up to the
time ot his desth there was no man In
either branch of congress nho was there
whea Allison arrived upon the scene. Hi
"TooUaued so Second Page.)
annual cruise of the grain high
Reoolatlons Atralnat System Adopted
at Mllwnnkee National
: Convention.
MILWAUKEE, Aug. . At the closing
session last night of the National Travelers'
association convention a resolution was
adopted condemning the parcels post plan,
the aecretary being Instructed to send a
copy of the resolution to every congress
man and senator throughout the united
Priest and Wealthy Importer Killed
' ' at Cleveland by Please
Over Bank.
TOLEDO, Aug. . Father George Vahrl
and Charles W. Pohlman. an Importer, both
of Cleveland, were killed instantly this aft
ernoon when a big touring car plunged
down an embankment near Sylvanla. five
miles from Toledo. Mlsa Florence Vohlman
and F. C. Dtlxel, also of Cleveland, nar
rowly escaped death. Mrs. Chsrles W.
Pohlman Is prostrated, but not seriously
Ialtlnl Meeting; of Organisation Will
Bo Held at llastlasjs.
HASTINGS. Neb.. Aug. 9 (Special.) The
Initial meeting of the Nebraaka Travelers'
association, an organisation that la the
outgrowth of the South Platte Hustlers'
association, will be' held in Prospect park
here on September IS and 19. The Travel
ers' association Is purely a fraternal order
and has no Insurance feature. Already
several hundred members have Joined and
It Is expected that by the time ot me
me-tlng here fully L000 ti vellng men from
throughout Nebraska wlL, lave enrolled ss
The purpose of the society is to exert
concerted effort for the benefit of the
commercial traveler, both in the way of
securing desirable legislation and obtain
ing reasonable accommodations by rail
roads and hotels. One of the main pur
poses Is to secure a law that will ade
quately provide for the erection of fire
escapes on all hotels.
The meeting planned for Hastings will
bring visitors from all parts of Nebraska.
On the first day there will be a parade
In the morning, base ball, field sport and
business meeting In the afternoon snd sn
address by A. F. Sheldon of Chicago In
the evening. The next day alii be given
to debates, reports of officers, election and
a continuation of outdoor sports. Thert
will be a vaudeville entertainment in thv
The officers of the association are: W.
C. Alexander, Hastings, president: R. D.
McFadden, Hastings, secretary; H. E
Moaa, Hastings, chairman of ths board of
Battle with Two Borglars.
MITCHELL, 8. D., Aug. .-Speclal )
Yesterday morning two men were csptured
In the set of robbing a hardware store
at Csnova by two young men who were
going home shortly after midnight. They
noticed a light In the stors and on Investi
gating discovered two men Just coming
out of the back door with their arms laden
nith plunder to add to the pile of guns,
revolvers, etc.. which they had already
carried out. The robbers were ordered to
throw up their hands, but Instead returned
Inside tha store snd commenced to shoot
through (he front windows to scare off
the people who might gather there. The
gathered crowd, however, remembering the
bsnk robU-ry, refused to desert, and re
turned the fire. One of the robbers was
literally per, pe red with shot and the other
fellow gave up. Both men have been work
ing in the harvest fields around Canera for
a few dsya and claimed to ball from 1.
Louis One of the men as but 1
yesrs old.
Fifty-Five Million Dollars More Than
at Last Assessment.
Careful Consideration Mnde of Prop
erty and Local Conditions
Before Final Derision
Waa Reaehed.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Aug. . tSpeclal.) Compared
with last year, the assessment in Nebraska
Increased this year In every county in
the state save two Grant and -Thomaa.
Last year Thomas bounty land was assessed
at II. d and this year 97 cents an acre.
Grant county land this year Is assessed at
Jl.ol and last year It was assessed at U.S.
The . total land assessment In Thomaa
county, however, was Increased from $16.
615 'to H7.819.
Ths State Board of Equalisation has not
yet completed the work of equalising the
personal property assessment between the
various counties, but when this work Is
completed, which will be Monday or Tues
day, the grand assessment roll will show
an assessment of considerable more than
1390,000, OuO. and probably 1396,000,000. Last
year the total assessment was (33,413,34
The increase thla year will be In the neigh
borhood of 105,000,000.
It Is the belief of those who have been
watching the proceedings of the state board
that ths state never had a more carefl1
consideration of Its property. Particular
attention was given to the aasessment of
lands for the reason thla class of property
will not again be assessed for four years,
The state was divided Into groups and then
the members of the board equalised the
counties In the various groups, so that
each section of the state would receive fair
treatment, which In turn would be a fair
assessment for the state. Adjoining coun
ties were assessed as nearly alike ss the
facts would permit. The board took under
consideration not only the returns from
the county boards of equalisation, but the
record of land transfers, the reports of
shipments from the counties, their crop
reports and In addition tho testimony of
officials and others.
Two Million Over Assessors.
While thirty-three counties were li
creased by the board the total addition to
the grand assessment roll was only 12,000,000
mors than returned by the assessors. In no
esse, however, did the state board increase
the land values above the flgurea returned
to the county board by the county assesors.
Id many Inatancea the Investigation showed
that the county board reduced ths returns
of the assessor.
In order to equalise between tha counties
the board found it necessary to reduce ths
valuation of land in eighteen counll
While the Increase In the assessment of
lands is practically 156,000.000, this Is not
considered excessive, In view of the fact
that land has not been assessed, except
to add Improvements, for four years.
Other property Is assessed annually,
The aasessment of horses, mules snd
cattla has not yet been completed by the
board, but it has been decided to Increase
the value of horses In Douglas county
M per cent and mules 25 per cent, to make
that county correspond with adjoining
Ths following tsbles show ths assess
ment of lands by counties for IK)? s,nd IX
snd the average assessment per acre of
lands for the two years by counties:
Assessment of Landa.
A 4s me ....
antelope ..
Banner ....
Bus Butte
I. 1 14.731
l.60 7l
114 0M
1st itt
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Conference to Be Held Today at
Hot Springs.
Two Factions Demand Recognition
from the Committee.
Pilgrimage to Be Made to Endeavor
to Settle Trouble.
Republican Chairman Will Visit Hot
Sprlnns to Dlsrnas Pending
Mstters of Campaign
WHITE SULPHUR. W. Vs., Aug. .-The
nctite r. puM'i an problem In West Vliglnia
to be insdi tho subject of a conference
at Hot Springs when William 11. Tart
faclies there tomorrow. Both the Swisher
and tho Clierr factions will be represented.
Swlnlier Is the regular republican nomlnea
lor eo ernor and Scherr Is running for th
wme office at the head of an Independent
republican fnctl.n.
Kach wing I ns made applhatlon for the
support cf the national republican commit
tee and the pilgrimage to Mr. Taft'a head
quarters H for the purpose of giving a de
clslon. Efforts have been made by each
faction while Mr. Taft has been hero to get
him to Identify himself with one Bids or tho
other, but he has refused to become In
volved. The matter of campaign arrangements for
West Virginia Is one which coma directly
under the direction of Frsnk H. Hitchcock,
who Is expected to reach Hot Springs tho
first of the week. The delegation repre
senting the state who will go there Includes
Senators Elklns and Scott, Representatives
Hughes and Gainer and Messrs Swisher
snd Cherr. Tho Taft party will leave here
at 8:30 In the morning by train and will
reach Hot Springs before noon. Mr. Taft
had an opportunity to rest today and lie
made the most of it. With Mrs, Taft he
attended services at the Episcopal chapel In
the grounds of the hotel and listened to a
sermon by Bishop Peterkln. In the visit
to White Sulphur Springs Mr. Taft said
today he had been able to get a complete
dlvetslon from his political work and corre
spondence and that he had enjoyed the
Angrnst 2.1 Date When Hassans WIU
Draft Plat forma.
TOPEKA, Kan.. Aug. I -The next onto
of importance In 'the political calendar Is
August 25. when the party councils meet
In Topeka to draft the platforms ef tne '
party and make plans for ths campaign.
Under the primary law the councils meet
the last Tuesday in August following tho
primary. The following compose lbs ooanv
Candidate for state offices.
Candidates for congress. '
f Hrx!lAtes for I'nlted States senator.
Candidates for the state senate.
.Candidates for the state liouse of repre
sentatives. Hold-over l nlted Btates and state sena
The chairman of the county central com
mittee for each county.
This makes the membership of the coun
cils about 300. there being about ins com
mitteemen, 1F3 representatives and Sena
tors, fifteen stste officers and ten congress
men. This makes up the party council
of each party and all of these councils are
to meet In Topeka at the same time. The
secretsry of state and his assistants must
II the councils la order and fret then
started In business. The republicans will
have the largest council, as they have
candldatea for every position on the ticket.
The socialists and prohibitionists Will not
have more than 100 members in ths Coun
This council Is tq make up the party
platform for the campaign and decide how
the business of the campaign Is to be con
ducted. The actual work of running thj
campaign devolves upon an executive com
mittee of nine membart, the chairman ot
the state council and Me chairman Of the
congressional committee. In the party
council no proxies are to be allowed. If
a member Is not present no one else can
vote his sentiments snd his name is not
called. The primary law requires that the
party platform must be made publlo on
the day following the adjournment of ths
party council.
Democrats Mnst Find New War to
Raise t'ampntrm Fands.
CHICAGO. Aug. t.-W.'.ys and means of
financing the democratic national cam
paign were discussed at length today at
meeting of Chairman Mack of the na
tional committee, Governor Charles N.
Haskell of Oklahoma, treasurer of the
committee; Colonel Moses C. Wetmore of
Se. Loula, chairman of the finance com
mittee and Millard F. Dunlap ot Illinois,
former treasurer of the national commit
tee. No definite decision was reached and
ths question ot raising a fund of sufficient
proportions to mslntsln sn effective three
months' compslgn will be brought Up for
solution st a meeting of the v arte as heads
of the committee ' tomorrow. ,
Representative Henry D. Clayton Of Ala
bama, chairman of the committee on noti
fication of William J. Vryan of bis BnmJnsr
tlon for the presidency srrived In Lincoln,
todsy. He was accompanied oa ths Journey
from St, Louie by Dr. J. W. McClure ot
Sedalla, Mo., a member of tho committee.
Repabllrnn Chairman Ooes Over Cnaae
palgn Matters
NEW TORK, Aug. t. Chairman Hltoh.
cock of ths republican national committee,
spent a quiet day going over matters ot
campaign organisation with members of
iris staff. No political callers Were re
ceived today either at the headquarters la
the Metropolitan Life building or Mr.
Hltchcok's rooms at the Manhattan hotel.
Mr. Hitchcock will start for Hot Springs
on Tuesday and will confer with Mr.
Taft on Wednesday,
Wolf Hoontles.
PIERRE, 8. D Aug. I. (Special. )
While the legislature appropriated 1U.0OO
for wolf bounties for the last fiscal year,
the total claims under ths Isw amounted
to lli.fcO. which gsvs tne holders of cer
tificates 71 cants on the dollar. Ths claims
come from counties on the extreme east
border ss well aa those In ths west, and
show that wolves yet keep a held sveo.
in lbs older set tied SjensnVnnV Uaengk rate
in niuet ef