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SUPREME COURT KEEPS EYEN
Seven Judges Bold Own with Work
APPEALS GREATLY INCREASED
Groaad Mas I.n.t Whra
l"smns;e Was Made from ( ommln
lonfr S)trm of Nine Mrm.
bers, Incladlas Court.
From a 8ta'f Correspondent.)
IJNCOUN, Nov. 1. (Special.) State
ments printed In several democratic news
papers that the supreme court Is two
years behind In Its work are not borne
out by an examination of the records.
The statements which had their origin
in the house during tha last session of
the state legislature also Implied that
the present slate supreme court was not
fulfilling a campaign pledge made by
the republicans that when the number of
judges was raised to seven thereafter the
work of that tiibunal would be kept up
to date. Borne of thooe favoring the In
crease of the number used the argument
at the time the matter was voted upon
by tha people, but this waa done wholly
without authorization from any point.
Before the court waa composed of
even judges there were three judges and
six commissioners, the nine of whom
naturally wrote more than the seven
Judges who n-w constltuta the court.
When the seven-judge court waa created
matters were as nearly as could be esti
mated about a year behind in the su
preme court and from careful Investiga
tions made by officials of tha court It Is
concluded that no ground baa been lost
aince that time.
There are two reasons why there was
no ground gained by the move, first of
Which la that It was necessary for the
court to hear all tha cases which had
been submitted to tha oommlslBoners and
und.clded by them before they retired.
Tha other la that the number of appeals
has Increased greatly in tha last two
in 'Good Condition
MADISON, Nov. L (Special) C. A.
Randall, chief deputy fire commissioner
and Inspector Fred J. Buck held a hear
ing at the city hall this morning on com.
plaints that had been filed against a
number of alleged dangerous buildings
In Madison. Inspector Buck made an in
spection here In August and as a result
of that Inspection and consequent sug
gestions conditions have been changed
bo that tha Commissioner found MacUrfon
In excellent condition. There are yet
several buildings which are a menace to
property in their present conditions, but
the fire commissioner allowed the owners
of these buildings thirty days In which
to place them In repair or else to re
move them and In every Instance K was
agreed that prompt aotlon would be
taken in meeting the requirements of the
Fire commission. Mr. Randall's manner
In handling these cases was satisfac
tory not only to the citizens of the town,
but to the parties against whom com
plaints had been filed and the results
cannot help but be beneficial.
MILFORD HOME WAITRESS
INJURED BY COOK'S BLOW
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Nov. L (Special.) Miss
Fannie Knobbs, a waitress at the home
for the soldiers at Mllford, Is in a dan
gerous condition as the result of a blow
by W. F. Purmort, a cook at the same
institution, according to information re
ceived here today.
According to the atory told by Com
mandant Hilyard, Purmort struck the
, young woman across the small of the
, back with the edge of a large paddle
1 used for stirring lard. The alleged as
sault occurred Tuesday.
The girl was removed to the hospital
of tha institution. Her condition is said
I to be somewhat improved. Tha blow is
. cald to have caused paralysis. She suf
I fered several severe spasms yesterday
I'urmort is in jail at Mllford. Me Is
, charged with assault. The cook claims
ha struck Mies Knobbs In fun and did
1 not mean to Injure her.
However, the commandant tells a dif
ferent story. He says Purmort had been
drinking in the last few days and ap
peared to be In a bad humor. Miss
Knobbs was talking to another woman,
who Is second cook at the home, when
the alleged assault occurred. Hilyard
says it Is supposed Purmort thought she
waa talking about htm.
No date has been set for the hearing
pt the accused cook.
, FAIRBURY WILL HAVE
I NEW PASSENGER STATION
FAIRBURY, Neb.. Nov. l.-(Speclal.)-A
special train, conveying President H.
U. Mudge, General Manager Sweet and
General Superintendent J. B. Smalley, to
gether with a number of other officials,
arrived In Falrbury Tuesday afternoon
from Ilorton and spent a number of hours
In Falrbury making ,an inspection of the
shops and yards. These officials also in
spected the site and Hve out information
that a new station will be built In Falr
bury early next spring to replace the old
one that was destroyed by fire July 23,
1911. Since then the Rock Inland has been
using a box cur and u. coach fui burgage
and station at this place.
According to the plans the new depot
will be erected on the west side of the
old south ward school grounds. C. L
Brown, formerly division superintendent,
purchased this ground several years ago.
The depot will face Second street and
will be set back thirty-five feet. It will
be 40xti0 feet long and two stories high.
The upper story will be used fur oiflces
and the train dispatcher's and division
superintendent's office forces will occupy
these rooms. There will be a ticket office,
lunch room and two waiting rooms down
stairs. The present site of the depot will
be converted into a freight depot.
FEDERAL CENSUS AGENT
COLLECTS VITAL STATISTICS
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., Nov. 1. -(Special )
Dr. F. L. Matthews, rcpn c ntlni," the
federal census bureau, railed ut the tluto
house toduy for the pcrpuve of gvln-n.-ii;
from Dr. V. li. Wil.on. the state h!t:,
Inspector, such vital statistics us he h i
with regard to this Hat.-. Tii ri-pre
sentativc from Washington lilitws that
better and mure com;,!, tt M 1 1 i .-) , i . i :-l
te kept in every mute, but uV. Uri, t.,,.1
In many parts of Nebraska this Is
hnrd to do on account of the sparsely
settled port ons of the state, t'nder the
circumstances the federal census man be
lleven that records In (his state are well
kept, although compared to many of
the eastern states the efficiency In this
regard Is ( very low.
PETIT JURORS DRAWN
FOR COURT AT LINCOLN
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Nov. 1- (Special.) -rotlt
jurors for the federal district and circuit
courts for the coming terms of the IJn
coln division were drai-n today. Forty
were selected in the present panel and
the members are to report In this city
December 24. The jury will be granted a
recess during the Christmas holidays and
will either report again In January or a
new jury will be drawn. Following Is
the Jury list ns selected by Clerk R. C.
Hoyt of Omaha:
James M. Armstrong, Auburn, fnrmer;
O. F. Arnels. Aurora, farmer: Charles
Atwood. Humboldt, fanner: Thomas Auld.
Lincoln, banker; Charles O. Hailey, Kim
wood. farmer: U. W. Brant. I'nadilla,
farmer; Antonn Huholts, Karadn, farmer;
A. J. callawav. liiadllla. hardware;
George 1). Curr. Henderson, poultry
dealer; Fred M. Catohpole. Sterling,
banker; XV. V. ("rum, Osceola, retired
lumberman; C. II. lmvonbargsr, Bene
dict, merchant; J. Edward C. Flarer. Be
atrice, lands; Krnest Oibbs. Odell, farmer;
O. W. Ocltfing, Table Hock, mason;
Charles Margrave, Falls City, merchajit;
Joseph A. Jacobs, York, real estate. F.
A. Johnson, Valparaiso, merchant; Al
bert A. Jones, Bellwood. farmer; W. A.
Klrkpatrlck. Lincoln, farmer; J. I). leaner,
Lincoln, traveling man; K. K. IJchty,
Carleton, retired farmer: N. T. Mcl.un.
Adams, farmer; August Moschel. Bea
trice, implement dealer; Tom Murray,
Dunbar, banker: 1 zander Nlder, Falr
bury, real estate; J. W. Olney, Denton,
farmer: L. C. I'ace, Linroln, retired; W.
A. Riddle, Lincoln, gardener; Henry H.
Shutt, Brunlng, farmer; John Kkadden,
Waco, merchant; Ueorge L. Smith, t'lys
ses, farmer; John It. Splcer, Beatrice,
harness maker. M. M. Sterns. Humboldt,
farmer; J. P. Turner, Falrbury, clerk;
Henry Voegt, Davenport, farmer; Clar
ence 8. Warren, Beatrice, lands; E. H.
Wilson, Nebraska City, retired fanner;
J. K. Wrightman, Auburn, farmer; John
Zlmmerer, Seward, retired merchant.
LINCOLN Y. M. C. A. MEN
ISSUE BLOCK OF BONDS
(From a. Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., Nov. 1. (Special.) -The
directors of the local Young
Men's Christian association have ob
tained from the district court per
mission to execute to the First Trust
company of this city a trust deed to fhe
association property and to execute bonds
In the sum of t-AOOO. The bonds are to
be ITiOO denomination and will bear In
terest at not to exceed 6 per cent.
Y. M. C. A. EXECUTIVES TO
MEET FOR CONFERENCE
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Nov. l.-(Special.)-The state
executives of the Young Men's Christian
association of Nebraska will meet In this
city next Friday. The session will close
with a banquet in the evening. O. D.
McDill, International field secretary of
Chicago, will be the principal speaker.
Among those who will be present at
the meeting will ' be: Charles Fordyce,
Lincoln; F. D. Mnson, Lincoln; J. Dean
Ringer, South Omaha; Henry Kleser,
Omaha; v JB. Smith, Batrjce; Frank
Hammond, Fremont; E. E. Bennett, Lin
coln: W. 8." Curtis, Omaha; IL 8. Dun-
V- J- t .
Ran, Hastings: George K. C.ilmore
Omaha; W. J. Hill. Lincoln; S. A. Si.n
derson, Uncoln; A. L. Johnson. I nl ver
sify Place; E. J. Wlghtman. York; Henry
llockcnberger. Columbus, fj. l, Ayrrs,
Central City. F. H. Chl.keiing, Omaha.
DR. LUMSDEN WILL BEGIN
WORK IN LINCOLN SATURDAY
I From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 1.--I Specials
According to word received here today,
Dr. I. L. Lumsden. the federal typhoid
expcTt. will arrive In tills city next Sat
urday to begin his Investigation of con
d'tlons here. His coming to Lincoln has
been delayed because of other work nt
5lr. Mnrthn Dovilluu.
MADISON, Nov. 1. (Special) Mrs.
Martha Dowllng. wife of S. M. Dowiing.
of this city passed away unexpectedly
and suddenly at 11 o'clock Monday oven
of this city, passed nwny uncxpcctcdl
strlckened with paralysis of the heart
when engaged In her household work
about 11 o'clock yesterday morning and
never spoke or regained consciousness
after. Mrs. Dowllng whs a pioneer resl
dent of this county, mining here from
Randolph, la., with her husband, and
young family some twenty years ago and
settled on a farm In Schoolcraft, whore
they resided until nearly ten years ago
when they removed to their present
home In Madison. Mrs. Dowllng was 2
years of age last July. She loaves bo
side her husband.. S. M. Dowiing, to
mourn her departure, four sons. W. L.
Dowiing. Ernest Dowllng, and Raphael
Dowllng. of this city and Frank Dow'.Tlig
of Vermillion, South Dakota.
Sends Out Apostolic
WASHINGTON. Oct. Sl.-An apostolic
valedictory was sent to all the arch
bishops and bishops of the Roman Cath
olic church today by Mgr. Dlomede Fal
conld, the papal delegate to the I'nlted
States. "By a letter of the eighteenth,
instant," announced the delegate, "his
eminence. Cardinal Merry Del Val, in
forms me that his holiness, Pope Plus X,
will be pleased to promote me to the high
dignity of the cardlnalate on the occasion
of the next consistory, which will take
place on the twenty-seventh of Novem
ber." Mgr. Falconio, saying that "my eleva
tion to the cardinalrte will mark the
yjd of my mission as apollstlc delegate
to the United States," expressed his high
est appreciation of all tho kindnesses
shown him by the people of the United
States during his tenure of office as
representative of the pontiff."
"In most especial manner," reads this
official letter, "my thanks are due to the
American hierarchy, the luster of the
Catholic church of the United States."
The letter officially promulgates the
holy see's appointment of Mgr. Bona
venture Cerrettl as charge d'affaires.
Falling Crane Crushes Man.
LORAIN, Ohio, Oct. 31. Thomas King,
25, was killed instantly and Harry Jones,
40, anc) Ueorge Vivek, 48, were seriously
Injured when a crane over a dry dock
at the shipyards fell today and oruslied
Inferior quality gums are being offered as genuine IRrigley's
real mint leaves. They copy our colors, package and advertising.
But , they don't copy our Spear Trademark. That would be illegal.
So refuse all gum without the spear and insist on the gen
uine with the cpear.
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It's UMGLEY'S, the Flavor Lasts.
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ROCK ISLAND TRAIN ROBBED
Arkansas-Oklahoma Express is F?ld
Up Near Hurlburt. Ark.
REGISTERED JHIL is TAKEN
llnnillt ninif Open I a rare Safe la
l' press tar, 'at An Scared
Anr by Arrival if a
MEMPHIS. Tcnn , Nov. 1 Six masked
nun held up we't bound Rock Island
passenger tialn No. 4.1, known as the
Arkansas-Oklahoma express, midway be
tween Memphis and Hurlburt, Ark.,
early today, ransacked mall paunches
and fired seven nitroglycerin raps Into
the local" safe of the express car
which not only tore away the safe doors
but wrecked tho car. The bandits were
frightened away when a switch engine,
searching for the "overdue train, ap
proached from Hurlburt.
The robbers bourded the train when
it slowed down near Hurlburt, eleven
miles from Memphis, Intimidating tha
rntino crew by a display of wtapons, tho
men forced the engineer to back tho
tialn several miles. Then the express
and mail cars were cut from the roaches
and hauled ahead a short distance, w heru
the half completed robbery was executed.
In the meantime other members of tho
train crew us well as express messenger
and mail clerks were brought to submis
sion by tho robbers.
W'lun the detached ears were brought
to a standstill one robber began gath
ering registered mail and another set
the charge of explosive In the safe, whlln
others stood givnd over the train crew
and tho passenger co, ictus. The rob
ber having chargu of the express car
selected the larger of two safes fr his
attack. This one, It happened, contained
only tho less valuable i a kages.
When tho charge was fired tho ends
and sides of the car were splintered and
the entire front of the safn blown away.
Just at this point In the holdup the
switch engine steamed into sight and
the robbers took to their heels with only
what they could hastily grab as a re
ward for their daring. It la believed
that 'what they got was of little value.
Yalnnlilea Are In Sinn 1 1 Mate.
CH1CAOO, Nov. l.-F. O. Melcher, vice
president of the Rock Island road, said
that so far as he could learn the robbers
got nothing but the registered mull: that
the safe blown open contained nothing of
"The passengers were not molested ex
cept tho onos. who ventured too close.
These were warned by rifle shots."
Simple Costumes for
Girl Graduates at
Sioux Falls, S, D.
SIOUX FALLS, S. p., Nov. 1. (Special.)
Shall tho evil of overdressing continue
to threuten to divert commencement ex
ercises from an achievement in education
to a display of finery?
Not If Principal Kurly )f tho Sioux
Falls High school has his way about It.
Principal Kurly has just Inaugurated a
movement which It Is believed will sweep
the northwest and perhaps other portions
of the country to reduce the extravagance
of commencement exercises.
The evil of overdressing here and else
where has grown from year to year until
It has bocomo a burden upon the parents.
Tl .. il
- I'lif tlfrMlillfM
Principal Knity Is trilim to put n stop to
It, and be Is grrntl eneoiii aned by I lie
support which bo Is receiving from the
parents of pupils In tho high school.
The first proposal In I ho effurt to re
duce the burden to the minimum was
that the girls In the graduating class
should make their own oresses. s part
of the year's work, under the direction of
the domestic science department of the
high school. The principal suggested this
first to the mothers and was encouraged
by tho support he received. A majority
of the girls In the class also favored the
plan, but a small and active minority
opposed It. on the ground that the last
Mar was so full of strenuous activity as
to leave no tlmo for droHsmaklng, which
did not appear In the list of credits.
Hence no hard nnd fast rule on this
subject was adopted, but most of the
girls of the class or will make their
own dresses. In each case, according to
the movement now Inaugurated by Prin
cipal P.arly, the expenditure for the whole
graduating outfit, Including all the nrnnt
lug details of feminine costume, luiiM
bo limited to '.
The limitation has hern accepted In
good faith by all the girls In the class,
and by the mothers as well, and therefore
It will cost less to outfit tho class of
P'10 than lias been the enso In many
vents. It Is believed tho girls will look
Just as well and that thiir parents and
friends will bo Just ns proud of them.
In the pnst some of tho sweet girl
graduates have expended as much as tiof
and JT-Ort on their outfits, and "this has
caused heartburnings among the poorer
girls, whose parents were not able to go
go to such an expenso for their daugh
ters. 1'nder the action of Principal Karly
tho graduates of PMJ can have all the
clothes their parents want to pay for
them, but simplicity Is to prevail In the
commencement outflte, and the hurtful
competition which has prevailed In the
past, nnd which means, l.i many cases,
headaches for the mother ami heartburn
ings for tho daughter and worry for the
father, Is to bo no more so far as tho
Sioux Falls High school Is concerned.
Large Decrease in
Number of Sheep and
Cattle in Wyoming
CH FY K.N NIC, Wyo Nov. 1. (Special.)
A decided Increase n the number f. f live
stock In Wyoming Is noted bv state Tax
Commissioner John MctJIll, who has re
ceived tho assessment returns from every
county In the state. Sheep especially
have decreased rapidly In numbers, the
assessment rolls showing a total of 3,ftll,
Ml, as against 4,240,000 In 910, or a decrease
In assessed valuation of over $7,000,000.
The decrease in the number of cattle tho
last year Is given as 118,337, while horses
have decreased 4,009 and swine 4, MS. There
are In the state at the present time 4'2K,110
cattle, valued at 9.S82,tsO; sheep, 3,fi2l,R44,
valued at 113,318,77. ?0; horses, 115, M:, val
ued at -55,279.155; mules and asses, Z.ltiS,
valued at $174,Mt; swine, 10,715, valued at
The big decrease In numbers of live
stock the last year was due to severe
winter losses and the poor range condi
tions, which necessitated heavy ship
ments. Since the enumeration was mado
there have been the tieavlest fall ship
ments of sheep known In years, and It
is estimated there are not more than
2,750,000, a.i against 4,050,000 a year ago.
Wyoming waa for .several years the
leading sheep and wool state In the union
with Montana second, but the heavy
lack the pure
and the cool, lasting flavor of the
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losses ilne to winter storms and drouth
ami heavy shipments, will undoubtedly
place Wyoming In second place In the
matter of wool pioduction. Montana
probably will lead Wyoming In wool pio
duction this year by 3,non .one or 4.000,000
pounds, anil next Jear probably will ex
ceed Wyoming by 5,00.1.000 or 0.000.0(10
NF.W ORI.KANS. Oct. SI. The (lovenas
cotton conference, which Is In session
hern, will prepare a memorial to Presi
dent Taft asking that tho cotton farmers
be squarely dealt with In the matter of
employing the Sherman null trust law In
the speculative world; suggesting that If
It is Just to Indict bulls of the cotton
market then the government should dis
play an enual octlvlty In prosecuting
those im the other sldo of tho market
which by their speculation hel depress
Tho conference Indorsed tho lmlslana
system of bonded warehouse for cotton
which protect planters against low prices
brought about by too rapid marketing of
crops. It was explained that warehouse!
receipts having moral backing of the
state will be negotiable In money centers.
Strehlow Bids in
Site of Jamestown
Show for $170,000
NORFOLK Vn Oct. 31. -The James
town exposition site on tho southern
shore of Hampton Itoaits was sold at
puhllo auction today for $170,(Xh. The
best bid was mado by R. C. Strehlow of
Omahn, representing tho Hampton Honda
Water Front corporation, which has
been organised by exposition ilen holders
to protect their Interest of about $160,000.
The special commissioners of sale, dis
appointed at the price, will report with
out recommendation to Federal Judge
Waddlli as to approval.
MECUM BROTHERS ARE
GIVEN TEN YEARS EACH
ANAMOSA. Ia., Oct. SI. (Special.) The
Meciim brothers, who were principals in
the sensational delivery from tho state
reformatory here when Guard llamaker
was shot and killed, have been sen
tonced to ten years at hard labor at
Winnipeg, Canada, according to a tele
gram received by Wurden Marquis llarr.
It la believed tho state will seok to
arrest the brothers when ihey have
served their tlmo in the Canadian prison
MISS FRIEDA EUDATH WILL
NOT BE ALLOWED TO FILE
ORF.OORT, B. P., Oct 31. -According
to Frank L. Wood, assistant superintend
ent of the Rosebud land opening, Miss
Frieda Fudath of Fairfax, S. p.', who
draw claim No. 10, will not be allowed
to file. Tim young woman will not be
21' years old until May IS, and the filing
begins April 1. She thua will not be
eligible when her name Is called. Claim
No. 10 Is estimated to be worth S,0oo.
HURON HAS SNOWSTORM
OF CONTINUED DURATION
i ,i i .
TITTRON.' 8. D., Oct. 81. (Special Tele
gram. V-Pnow began falling; here early
this evening and It Is still snowing.
springiness of the
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MluLtl'S the Flavor Last
SOCIALISTS MAKE BIG GAINS
Indications Job Harrimon May
Next Mayor of Los Angeles.
WOMEN WILL BE BIO FACTOR
Neljr Created I'.lrrtnra Mill lloU
llalnnre of rower In Final K.lee- '
Wan, Which Will He Held "
LOS A NO ELKS, Cat, Nov. 1. "VVlfTi :
the probable exception of City Attorney
John W. Phenk, good government candi
date for re-election, yesterday's primary
resulted In no election. Altho igh the rem
ord total of more than 4f.00 vbtos were,
cast, the primary proved only an elimina
tion contest to reduce tho ticket from
ninety-nine candidates to twenty for the"
final struggle over the question of
whether Imh Angeles (.hall have a social--,
1st city administration during the next
The final election Is set for December 6,
when Job Harrlman. one of thu lawyers
In the defense of the McNnmara brothers
and socialist candidate for mayor, again
will contest with Oeorgo Alexander, the
IVhnt Will the Women Itnt
The great question that confronted po
litical workers today was what will the
women do? Tho newly enfranchised cltl
lens can muster a voting strength nearly
equal to the men. Admittedly they held
the balance of power.
With but five unimportant precincts
yet remaining to be totalled, the vote on
mayoralty candidates stood: Harrlman,
l'.'.ssa; Alexander, P1.2IS, a plurality In
favor of the socialistic candidate of S.Oii
It was estimated that Ilarrtumn would
Increase this had and finish tho count
about 4,000 voles ahead of Alexander.
GRISW0LD MAN DRAGGED
HALF MILE BY TEAM
GIUSWOLn. la., Oct. 31. (Special.)
l'eter Fuhr, 35 years old, a farm hand In
the employ of John llully, living a few
miles southeast of Oiiswold, lies In a
semi-conscious condition with small
chance of recovery, an the result of what
la aupposed to be on attempt at, sulcldn.
He had been husking corn and Friday
evening his team came running In from
the field with a load of corn, and mem-,
bers of the llully family discovered
Fuhrs dragging behind the wagon, a
Una from the harness being tied around
his neck and fastened to the hind axle:'
It was at first thought the man was
deud, but efforts to revive him w-ere
finally successful. Physicians are In
doubt as to the extent of his Injuries, as
he lies In a semi-conscious state and has
not been able to talk Intelligently since
reviving. Mr. Fuhr Is a idugle man aad -bus
been In the employ of Mr. llully for
seven years. No causo for his ac la
He has always been considered eccen
trie. It Is a great wonder that he was)
not killed outright, as he was dragged
nearly half a mile across rough ground,
with the team on the dead run.
TEXAS TOWN IS NEARLY
DESTROYED BY TORNADO
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 1.-Th -town
of Tholma, elghtcon miles south ot..
San Antonio, waa practically destroyed, "
two persons were hurt and much damac.
waa done to crops by a tornado yester
day, according to new received here to..
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