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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JITNK 17. 1914. 3
KENNEDY FILES IN FIR&T
Well Known Republican Will Make
Race for the Nomination.
LONG BOOSTER FOR OTHER MAN
Friend In IJoth Pnrtlr Join In
Wishing; Htm Well Nnttvr of
Ireland and LanR Reitldent
of Boone Connlr.
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 16.-(Speclal.)-Cra'Jv.
ford Kennedy of Lincoln, who has bmn
consIderlnB the matter of flllnu for the
republican nomination for congress in
the First district, haa made up his mind
that ha would like to tea to congress and
this morning made his filing with the
secretary of state.
It to doubtful If there Is a man In this
district and the same might be said of
the whole state, who has more real close
friends than Crawford Kennedy. Jtoit
of his life has been spent in boosting for
the other fellow with no hope of to
ward, but the pleasure of seeing his
friends win, and the favor with which
his candidacy has been taken, not snly
in the district, but in the state, speaks
well for his standing as a citizen.
Very little reward has come to him
from his staunch support of men for
political honors, and now that there Is
a chance for a substantial reward, It
eeems-to be the almost unlversil opinion
that the honor of representing the stato
In which he has spent nearly all Ills
life, in the national congress would be a
tribute to a loyalty to friends, which
would be the most substantial token
which could be bentowed.
Jfntlrr of Conntr Down.
Mr. Kennedy was born in County
Down, Province of Ulster, Ireland, of a
prominent Scotch Tresbytcrlan family. He
came to this country when a boy inrt
settled In Boone county In thla state In
1878. He lived on a farm for several
years and has been an active worker
in the republican party for over thirty
years. In speaking of his candidacy to
day, a friend who has been very close
to him for many yearn and knows hla
eterllng qualities, said:
"Mr. Kennedy has a near-at-hand ac
quaintance with those who are at the
front In republican national politics. He
will ; require no years of education ac a
congressman to put, him In touch with
those who are accomplishing thlnsa In
affairs o fgovernment. He will go to
Washington, if selected for representative
of this district, equipped through his long
association with public men and affairs
and with a knowledge of all department
work that will count for much in caring
for the interests of this district and Its
people. In all his years of party service,
this Is the first time that he has been
a candidate for an elective office. He
asks the support of republicans In this
district, feeling that he can give the
district Intelligent and successful service,
that will win the appreciation both of
his party and of all others Interested
In the welfare of this, ontj of the best
congressional districts --in the United
Frtcnda Anions Democrats.
In a lengthy editorial, the Albion Argus,
-Vtd'tdj- by Dr. C. Q. Barns, a life-ions
democrat, who has known Mr. Kennedy
tor over thirty years, will say this week:
'.'Amid political contentions, partisan bias
and the much raking of this day and age,
a, pleaslng'lnnovatfon may be noted.
We are permitted to see the good in our
political opponents and to extend to them
the fraternal hand of greeting and wish
them success In their laudable ambitions.
If the democrats must lose the First
Nebraska congressional district, we hope
that Mr. Kennedy will be the republican
congressman. If Boone county was In
eluded in the First district a mighty vote
would be polled tor its favorite son, and
In this case it would be Crawford Ken
DISTRICT COURT IS IN
SESSION AT CHADRON
CHADRON, Neb., June 16. (Special.)
District court for Dawes county convened
Monday morning with Hon. W. H. Went-
over of Ruahvllle aa the Judge presiding,
He is accompanied by J. D. Boott, offi
cial reporter. Five criminal cases and
126 civil cases the on- the docket-
Dees Herbert and. Edward Campbell
Vernon pleaded guilty to horse stealing
and were given Indeterminate sentences
of from one to ten years.
A new case was ordered docketed for
murder, In which' "Greek met Greek" and
resulted In the death of Section Foreman
Oeorgo Kopela. It seems Nick Colllas
had been discharged by the former and
th were disputing about the cause of
tho discharge and amount of the pay
check when Colllas shot Kopela. Col
llas came up town to the city marshal
Immediately and gave himself up. The
case has been set for hearing July 6 In
order that an unprejudiced Interpreter
may be obtained. There was one witness,
but Colllas Is a comparative stronger
here and htl talk Is nearly unintelligible.
Nine Inches of Rain in
Sappa Valley Causes
BEAVER ClTf. Neb.. June 16.-(Spe-
clal.) Farmers from the Sappa valley
south of Beaver City, near the Kansas
line, commenced to come to town today
for the first time since last Thursday,
when the rains commenced that have
flooded that prosperous valley as never
before. The high water mark was raised
two feet Many farmers lost their entire
crops. Fences, small buildings and stock
have been washed away. Over nine
Inches of rain fell Five of the seven
bridges across Sappa creek were carried
away and the others lost approaches.
while all culverts are totally demolished.
In the Beaver valley the damnge Is
not so great In this vicinity, the rainfall
reaching 5.60 Inches. The Burlington hid
several washouts between here and Or
leans that will require a week's time to
repair. One-half mile west of Reaver
Cltjvtho grade was washed away by the
flood for a distance of ninety feet and
the Beaver Is now flowing through the
new chann-l onto the alfalfa and wheat
fields of the farmers In that vicinity.
The Furnas county fair grounds are under
three feet of water. The cattle sheds,
ticket office and other outbuildings went
down in the flood.
The damage in the bottom lands Is al
most appalling, but the benefit to the
farmers on the higher land Is Inesti
mable. OXFORD, Neb.. June 18, -(Special )
Over five Inches of rain has fallen here
during the last week, and as a result nil
creeks arc up and many bridges washed
out. The river has been out of Its banks,
but Is now going down somewhat Con
siderable damage has been done In the
lowlands. The lake west of town has
risen three feet since last week. ' Train
service has bean aomownat - disturbed,
but Is now In good condition. Crop pros
pects are excellent. Several farms along
the river were saved from Inundation by
hastily reinforced levees, and some of
the members of the Country club, who
were camping near the clubhouse, were
forced to retire nastily when the lake
LINCOLN, Neb., June 16. Lieutenant
Governor S. R. McKelvle. who has in
charge the raising of the fund for a Ne
braska building at the Tanama-Paclflc
exposition, reports that no sooner hail
the announcement been made that the
money was to be raised by popular sub
scription than the money began to roll in.
The giving of bronze souvenir medallions
for U contributions has proven very pop
ular. These medallions bear the seal of
Nebraska on one side and the Panama
Pacific exposition seal on the other.
Governor Monshead recently Issued a
proclamation declaring June 17 as "Ne
braska dollar day." It Is expected that
on that day almost enough money will
be subscribed to pay for the building.
In Montana the first dollar day produced
$10,009. That .stato has about one-thfrd the
population of Nebraska.
Among" the first 200 contributions an
nounced are these from Omaha: Nels J.
Anderson, John B. Brnln. J. H. Bulla, N.
P. Dodge, Jr.; Ira Flanagan, C. H Har
iri an n. Lee Huff, Michael Lee, C. O. Lo
beck, C. B. Liver. John M. McFarland,
E. J. McArdle, Kdward M. Simon. Martin
L. Sugarman. G. W.. Wattles, O. 1. Purdy.
RALSTON'S CASE COMES UP
Hearing Before Rail Commission on
Rights at the Yards.
PUT UNDER CROSS-EXAMINATION
Compnny Will Jiot Act In Capacity
or Aicf-nt for Claim Aiicnta
Who Arc Drumming l't
Lincoln Highway beside the Vnlon Pa
cific main tracks. Fears aro entertalnd
for the mill dam here.
ROBALIB, Neb., June 16. (SpeclsJ.)
The Farmers' Elevator company of Rosa
He held Its annual stockholders' and di
rectors' meeting yesterday. Addresses
were mads by C. Vincent, manager of the
Farmers' Elevator company of Omaha,
and Millard R. Myers of Chicago, A
dividend amounting to over COOO was
distributed among the local stockholder,
ths farmers receiving the dividends ac
cording to the amount of grain they had
sold, the highest dividend received by any
one farmer araountng to 196.71 Many
others received from $G0 to 190, the lowest
paid on any stock being Til, this going to
stockholders who sold no grain.
SHAFFER WILL EDIT
HARLAN COUNTY RANGER
' ALMA, Neb., June 18. (Bpeclal.)-ArUiur
V. Shaffer, formerly owner of 8haffer"
Alma Record, will take charge of the
Harlan County Ranger at Republican
City as editor next Monday. Thomas
Kelley, the former editor, has been ap
pointed postmaster and will' retire from
newspaper work. Under the new man
agement the paper will be conducted aa
an Independent republican paper, with a
c'rculation covering the entire county
with a publicity department conducted by
the local Commercial club. The new ed
itor has considerable experience as a
CLASS DAY AND CLASS
PLAY AT JD0ANE COLLEGE
CRETE, Neb., June 16. (Speclal.)
Commencement at Doane college began
Sunday with thy baccalaureate sermon
by President Allen In the morning and
the sacred concert by the choral club In
Monday morning the class day exercises
were held In the chapel and on the cam
pus. At 8 o'clock In the chapel Esther
Stephens, Olive Hester, P. W. King and
Mabel Follard gave orations, all speaking
on topics along religious and philanthropic
lines. Following this was the planting of
the Ivy on the south side of Merrill hall.
Roy R. Krebs, president of the class,
planted the Ivy, and Caroline Shurtleff
and Hollls Bronson delivered orations
adapted to the occasion. From this place
the class and audience marched to the
Science building. Here the class history
was given by Genevieve Phillips, and R.
R. Krebs presented the gift of the class
to the college. The class has fitted up a
room In the Science building for a science
library. President Allen made the speech
of acceptance In behalf of the college.
The remainder of the program was given
from the perch" of Flske lodge by L.
Moorman. Echo Ratocllff and C. A. Love.
The annual play by the Junior class was
presented here yesterday afternoon In the
college grove. "Fanchon the Cricket a
five-act drama from a tale of George
Sands, translation from the German by
August Waldauer.. was given. It por
trayed the French peasant life. Miss
Elliabeth Rough as leading lady wot
much praise, and Misses Ethel Rough
and Mamie Lenhart also distinguished
themselves in leading parts. For the
young men, Ralph Hudson and Arthnr
Piatt were strong players, and Leonard
Benson made a hit In the part of the
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., June K-(SpeciaU-An
application was made a few weeks
ago by R. V. llnlston of Loxlngton,
claiming to be an ngent of stock ship
pers of the state, to the railway commis
sion against the Union Stock Yards
company of South Omaha, that he had
been refused permission to consult the
book kept for the purpose of determin
ing stock receipts at tho yards and the
time and loss of stock If any of ship
ments. In the hearing which came off today,
Mr. Ralston said that both himself and
his agent, J. T. Garrett, had been de
nied the opportunity which was granted
others to look over the book and see who
had shipped stock. He said that he held
tho power of attorney of a large number
of shippers to prosecute claims against
the railroads for losses sustained by
death or Injury to stock and without that
record ho could not discover which shipments-
had sustained losses.
Permission Not Asked.
On being cross-questioned by F. T.
Ransom, attorney for the Stock Tards
company, Mr. Ralston admitted that
when denied access to the books that he
had not told the agents of the company
that he represented stock shippers nor
had he showed his authority for such
representation, neither had he taken the
matter up with Superintendent Bucking
ham of the company when denied access
to the records. When asked by Mr. Ran
som why he had not done so Mr. Ralston
said he knew It would not do any good
because he had seen Mr. Buckingham and
Kdson Rich, attorney for the Union Pa
cific Railroad company, which shipped in
the stock, together several times and he
was positive they had framed it up to
Weep him away from the books.
.Mr. Ralston admitted that he received no
other compensation for his work In look
ing up claims except a commission on
claims prosecuted and collected, and that
he only prosecuted claims for those from
whom he held a power of attorney. lOnpi
dence was presented by Mr. Hancock of
the claim department of the Union Pa
cific that they had paid claims prosecuted
by Mr. Ralston In which the latter held
no power of attorney, hut which had been
brought on his own Initiative.
Flntllnir llln lliintnrnn.
It was shown in the hearing that while
Mr. Ralston Bald he acted for shippers
he said that none of them ever notified
him of shipments to be mado and that
lie had to depend upon what he could
discover on the "scliute book" of the
stock yards company to find out when
shipments had been made, and that even
the commission firms to which shipments
were made knew nothing about who tho
shipments came from until after they
had been unloaded and a record made to
the firm receiving the consignment.
Mr. Buckingham said at the close of
the hearing that the stock yards com
pany did not propose to act in the ca
pacity of agent for any claim- sharks and
allow their records to be used to give
these men a chance to work their game,
as the records of tho company showed all
losses and tho commission firms to which
'onslgnments were made were given rec
ords of any loss, and the shipper of th!
stock could make his own showing to
the railroad company and It would he
paid without the assistance of anybody
who would get a commission for bringing
Files for Congress
(From a Staff Correspondent
LINCOLN, June 16.-(Speclal.l-Ashton
C. Shallenberger, former governor of Ne
braska and at one time congressman from
! the Fifth district made good his threat
to file for the democratic nomination to
again represent that district In congress
and this morning sent In his filing to the
secretary of state.
This blinds on another situation In the
democratic party which will not bo satis
factory to the Bryan followers. At tho
present time the reactionaries In the
party seem to be getting to the front
with their strongest candidates and every
filing of late date shows that the element
In the party opposed to the Uryans are
It Is probabte that Clarence ttarninn,
stato food commissioner will Issuo a
statement tomorrow regarding his action
now that Mr. Shallenberger has an
nounced his candidacy. At the time that
Mr. Harman filed for tho same Job which
Mr. Shallenberger now aspires to fill, he
made the statement that If any other
"good" democrat filed he would not be a
candidate. It Is presumed Unit a "good"
democrat has been found and that Mr.
Harman will withdraw his filing.
ALMA, Nob., June IS. (Special ) Kx
Governor A. C. Shallenberger made hl.i
filing yesterday at the county clerk's
office as a candidate for congress on tho
democratic ticket In the Fifth district.
In his last campnlgn for office Mr. Shall
enberger carried his home county, Har
lan, by the small majority of 20. His
majority at homo has been gradually re
duced from about MO to 20 and with the
split In tho party here now his chances
aro not the brightest against tho Bryan
candidate. P. W. Shea.
UN0N PACFIC LOSES
TAX REVALUATION SUIT
LINCOLN. June 16.-(Speolal Telegram.)
Tho supreme court this morning denied
tho Union Pacific railroad application for
mandamus against Lincoln. Chcyenns.
Deuel and Keith counties to compel the
county boards to rovaluo Its property In
llrntrloe Sinn Another I'llchrr.
BEATRICE. Neb. Juno ll-(Speclal.)
Oscar J. Con of Chicago, brother of
Manager Coe of the Beatrice league ball
Uom, was signed Monday by tho Beatrice
management as a pitcher and will report
at Grand Island today or tomorrow. Ho
weighs over 200 pounds, and Is said to be
a first-class all around hurler.
Everybody reads Bee Want Ads.
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MANY EAGLES ATTEND
HASTINGS, Neb., June IS. (Special
Telegram.) Close to 300 Eagles were
present at the opening session of the
ninth annual state convention of the or
der today. More are expected tomorrow.
Mayor Ingraham welcomed the visitors
with a tribute to the order, to which re
sponses were made by State President
Rothholz, Patrick Barrett and Dr. Tan
ner, all of South Omaha,
The order gained 75,000 in membership
last year and In sixteen years has grown
from nothing to 850,000 members. An
evening session was held tonight and to
morrow the convention will nominate of.
An abundance of fun was crowded In
with the regular preliminaries today.
"Silk Hat Harry" Newton Burroughs of
Beatrice was arrested for selling song
bonks without a license and his case was
continued thirty days pending investiga
tion. The Kagle strong arm squad to
night was looking for Chief of Polio
Brlggs of South Omaha.
Fine nnln In West,
STAPLETON. Neb.. June ll-(Fine
rams visited this section of the country.
Over two inches fell here. Farmers had
begun to complain of ths dryness.
Wood IllTrr Is IIIkIi. ,
SUTTON. Neb., June 16.-(Spectal.)-Tlie
heavy rains of tho last throo days have
raised Wood river higher than It has
been for over five years. It has spread .
out of Its banks and is running down the
Orchard & Wilhelm Co.
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$18.00 Brass Beds, full size, satin finish, 2-ln. posts SI5I0O
$62.00 Chiffonier, bird's-eje maple, roomy 350.00
$B5.00 Dresser, T6ona mahogany, large S4o!o0
$40.00 Dressing Table, Toona mahogany S35!()0
$37.00 Chest of Drawers, Toona mahogany S32!50
$32.00 Wood Bed, full size, satin walnut S22i00
$48.00 Library Table, golden wax 83750
$39.00 Dining Table, goldon oak, 54-ln. round top S32!oO
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