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Nebraskan Secures Damages
From County Defense Board
l'olm " NONPARTISAIN IEADERI "
State and county councils of de
fense which assumed dictatorial pow
ers and exercised legislative, execu
tive and cven ' judicial prerogatives
during the war, illegally and without
authorization, were given a severe
rebuke when a Nebraska court award
ed damages to Royal V. Sheets in an
action for false arrest and imprison
Inent against members of the Ante
lope county (Neb.) council of de
Sheets, a young Nebraska farmer
and a candidate for state senator,
held the indorsement of the Non
partisan league of Nebraska. Young
Sheets, who is studying law and ex
pects to receive hi:; diploma next fall,
is the son of ID. S. Sheets, a pionee:'
league mlemnlar of Nebraska.
While campaigning for the state
senatorship from his district. Sheets
received a letter from the Antelope
county council of defense, stating that
all candidates were required, by the
council, to take a stand in reference
to the Nonplartisan league. This, in
effect, was a demand on1 Sheets to
repudiate his conlnec(tioll with tihe
"G(o to the Devil," Say lie.
The candidate refused to pay alny
attentiol to the letter or l(he impllied
(ll nand. Wihel n he Ireceived tile let.
ter, he declared in the hearing of
others that he knoew that lie was ful
ly within his rights to run for office
on any platform0 or with any intldoric
ment that he might choose.
"I know what I'in doing," he t1old
hearers, "und if the council of de
fense doesn't like nmy prinlciples it
can go to the devil."
A few days later the sheriff of1' the
county arrived at Sheets' hItml alnd
ilaced him under arre:lt. lie wa:s
taken to the county seat, wherle mell
blrs of tile county couincil of defelnse
grilled him for hilours.
Among tile tleclarations of the
ntiiebers of tile council was that the
league lprograul of public ownel'shipl
of public utilities was "saoditiou:; in
tiime of war."
Held by ('ouncil.
Sheets was heltl for four hours by
thie lUemnbers o'f tilhe (llcounty coun()cil
of defense, which, when it founlld no
excuse for dleteaininitg hit lolnger, was
f'.rlced to release hiil.
The authority for the sheriff to
arrest hilu was containtd in a "war
rant" signed by tihe s!cretary of the
Anltelope county council (of defenlse
and reads as follows:
"State of Nebraska, County of
"You are commanllded to Ibring he
fore this body one Royal V. Sheets.
"ANTELOPE COUNTY COUN
(IL OF DEFENSE,
"(Signedt) S. I). Thornton, Jr.,
Sheets recently brought suit
againist the secretary of the council
anld others of its lmemlllbe'rs for false
arrest. The council awarded nominal
udamages in tIhe case. This was all
Ilit Sheets was seeking, but ihe in
sisted upon a vindication of his stand
and a rebuke to the council of d(oI
fonse which caused his arrest.
Tihe defetndants, menltmbers of thie
(counlty council of defense, answeled
that in arresting and imprisoning
Sheets they were exercising war pow
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ers, and that the Nonpartisan league
was a disloyal organization, and that
Mr. Shee:s himself was disloyal by
reason of his lltleUbershipl in the
league and his advocacy of public
At the end of i spectacular trial,
at which( standing room was always
at a preluiutl, Judge' A. Welch direct
ed the jury to briilg in a verdict for
the plaintiff. In his instructions
Judge \eleh raid:
"The council of defense was not
authorized by law to oirderi a warrant
or direct a warlrant to be issued for
the arrest of any Ipersoln to bring hin
befuore it for investigation, and you
are instr ucted that utinder the undis
puted evidenlce ill this case, the arrest
and )bringing before tlh counlCil of
defense of the plaintiff was unlaw
ful, uinauthoirized b)y low and was
instigated and caused by the defend
ants and other's participating with
ilitin anld constlitultes anl unilawful il
Iprisonlinent occasionetl therchy.
Violence I nn1c('t'esary.l.
"To constitutle an arrest and im
pIrisonnlent. it is not necessary that
the party makitig t he alrrest should
use violence or force toward the party
arrested, cr even touch his body. If
lie iprofesses to have autllholrity to
Inake te arrest anlld conmuniiiiids the
petrson by virtue of such piretelnded
authority to o o with himl and the
person oibeys the order and ihoy ride
and walk togelher in tlhe direction
pointeid iout by the per:t:on ilaking
ithe arrest and itmprisonment within
the Imeaning of tie law, it is not nec
essary that tlhe Iperson te e enl con
fined in a prison or rooin. It is suf
ficient that he be restr ined of his
liberty without his consent."
The verdict branlds as illegal nlinany
other' arrests made last year by tile
statel council of defenise andit various
Sheets. after hi:: session with the
county council, continued his cm.illll
paign for the state senatorship and
cmine within five votes of election.
(By United Press.)
Washington, May 26.-With only
20 states collecting compllete vital
statistics, labor department and cetn
sus officials plan to ask thr next
congress for national inmachlinery to
record such facts, particularly birtlhs
The war Ihas shown t lh grealt need
of complete nationial statistics along
this line, officials say, and in this
respect the United States is far Ih
hind European countries.
The greatest present need is the
complete registration of births, as
most states now make registration of
all deaths colllpulsory. The only na
tional registration of briths is
through the bureau of census, which
accepts the state figures in states
where at least 90 per cent of the
births are recorded. Less than 20
states and the District of Columbia
comie tundei this classification.
During the war officials often
asked for statistics of this sort, but
few were available. Complete birth
records in years past would have
made possible the detection of sev
eral thousatnd .slackers, who being
near the age limit escaped service
tby false statemenets as to their ages.
it is stated by the provost marshal
general's office. Others were lunable
to prove citizenship thlrough the in
Meanwhile the children's bureau
of the department of labor is urging
that the present state registration
ilmachinery be mallde more effective.
Cities also are being umgtd to keel)
complete records, and birth regis
tration cards are now beinig sent out.
1 Today's Anniversary. I
On this date in 1720 a great plague
broke out in the city of Marseilles,
France. It had been brought into
that port the day before by a ship
from Sidon and it caused the death
of thousands. This was the last
time that the plague aplpeared in
western Europe in any force. Only
by the most rigorous qularanltine was
the evil prevented from extending to
the rest of France. A monumentl
was erected in '1802, to commemorate
tile courage shown by the principal
publlic officials of the city and by
lmore than 150 plriests andl a great
nlumber of plhysicians anid surgeonls
who died in thie course of their zeal
ous efforts to relieve the afflicted.
Today We Celebrate. I
.~nnivers:'Iry of the Ilie}c(le.
This year marks the 104th anlni
versary of the bicycle. as it was insI
1815 that mankind first began its
travels astride a malchine of -\o0
wheels. The original holre oft lthe
bicycle is France. Int the nlatter 1)art I
of the eightetenth cetltuy seviral
French inlventors turned their ,. Cttu
tion to the problem:s connlect..d ,ithl
this mliode of locomotion. 1BlamnhIrdl,
a pione .r aeronaut, who visit'ed
Amnerica and made the first ascent. in
:1 balloon on thits contitnent. onu
trived a sort of velocilpede, but it aas
considered as only an amusingts to.
It was on May 26. 1815, jt-a :04
years ago today that, according!i to a
French work on the subject. the
'dandy horse" made its first appear
a:nce on the street:) of Paris.
One of tile men who perfctlled the
miachine was laron von I)lDrli:s, aind
the lioneer bicycles were called
"I'raisena." In the popular mntuh.,
however, they soo)n eca'ine "dandy(Iv
horses," and riding on this novel nme
chanical steed becalue "all the r:ge"
ill France for a time. The two whlletls
of the 'dandy horse" were Iof eqlu;1
size, connected by a ha)', on which
a saddle was placed alnd astride of
which the rider lat. Itn appearance
it was sonewhat similart to tl1) modl
ern "wheel," but the illtietut: was
given by the rider's feet toucllhing
the ground, alternately puishing and
being raised. Propul:ion by pulling
levers with the hand or treading with
the feet was next attelmpted, but not
with any great mneasure of successs.
The velocipedes oplerate(d with the
feet usually had three wheels. On
account of the labor involved, it nllv
er became very popular.
The "dandy hIorse" and other early
developments of the bicycle sootn lan
guished, and it was not until 1S61
that the bicycles and tricycles again
camne into use. About tlhat time the
ol1 fashioned high wheel of "bone
shaker" gained wide favor ill Eu1))'
and in the early 70's it was intlro
duced into thie tnited States and
('anada. France was again illt(1 p1i
ni er ill the tleveloipmentIt of this con
trivance. A numnber )of the "b(one..
shakers" were exhibited at the cen
tennial exhibition in Plliladelphie in
1876. The wheeling fiver of Anler'
ican ; started in Boston, where thel
first bicycle club was organized and
the pioneer American bicycle dealer
started in business.
The Apostlo of England.
T'Ihe first great Chliistian mission
ary to Einglanld was St. Augustinle.
wlose festival is celebrated today by
the Catholic anld Anglican churche.h.
St. Augustine lived in the sixth celo
tury. He was prior of a mnlna.;tery
when he was appointed by St. Greg
ory the Great as chief of the Itis
sionaries which that pontiff sent to
convert the heatleu Angles. Lontg
Ibefore hlie becanme ruler of the churlll
Gregory's grlil amblnition had bein
the conversion of the intelligent but
pagan people of England. St.. Au
gulstine and his; comlpanllions llide l
at Ebbsfleet, between Sandwich and
l.amsgate. News of thetir coming had
Ilreceded thenl, and they were wel
coined by King Ethelbert, the mneet
ing taking place under a great oak
tree at Minster. There Augustine
announced to tile monarch the gospel
of Jesus Christ, and tihe king was noti
slow il accepting it. On Wllit-Sui
iday, 596. Ethelbert was baptized, and
became the first C'hristian ruler of
England. Most of the nobles and
thousands of the Ipeople followed
their ruler's example, and the failth
spread far and wide. Only the Brit
ons of the west rejecting the neiw
religion. The apostle of England and
tile founder of the Anglo-iavost
churtch labored for eighti years itl
England, when he died. Previous
attelmpts had been made to illtrodullce
Christianity among the Angles. Sax
ons and Britons, but all had failed
General Jonathan Williams, ttie
first superintendent of thle United
States Military Academy at \West
Point, was bolrn ill IBostoni 169 years
ago today, May 26, 1750. He was a
nephew of Benjamin Franklin, and
his secretary while the latter was
ambassador to France. While int
Paris Williams studied military sci
ence, and, after a period on the Phil
adelphia bench, was appointed major
of a regimnent of engineers and ar
tillerists in 1801. 1802 he was made
inspector of fortifications and given
command of a new military school
at West Point, becoming its first
head. He remained at West Point
only a short time, and the infant
training school for officers did not
make much of a showing until 1817,
when Col. Sylvanus Thayer, "the
father of thle academy," took charge,
Iand introduced the present uniforim,
organization and rules. General
Williams retired fromn the army in
1813, and was elected to congress in
1814. HIe died in Philadelphia in
SHALL FEUDS CEASE?
You killed my dog--i'll kill your
You killed my father, so I must
kill your brother.
You sunk my ships and ldestroyed
my villages, now I shall take your
colonies and enslave your people.
The neighborhood quarrel.
The McCoy-Hatfield feud.
Revenge, revenge, revenge.
Each wrong justifies another
wrong to make it right.
It is had enough to see this spirit
manifested by the provincial villagers
or the vindictive moonshiners of the
Kentucky mountains, but something
more was expected of a dignified
body of statesmen.
Is there to be no end to this hate
In all these so-called Christian na
tions: is there none who will make a
start to show a spirit of forgiveness
Does it never occur to the rulers
that if, in this world of hate, justice
i:v even to come some one has got
to do justice first?
If it does not occur to the rulers
it does to the workers. The glory
of the Russian revolution lies in the
fact that when the workers gained
nower there were no executions out
The time is about due when the
workers will refuse longer to be used
as powers in this great game of hate.
They will have justice in state affairs
even if they have to take the state.
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Wage-Earners' Shopping Guide
AUTO REPAIR CLOTHING AND TAI- HATS FOR MEN POOL ROOMS
SHOPS LORING FOR MEN Nickermon, The Hatter, Lambro's Pool Hall,
112 W. Park street. 42 E. Park St.
Lacey AutJ Repair and Service Big 4 Tailor,
112Utahop, 17 West Park Street. HARDWARE
Grand Avenue Repair Shop, Shirley Clothes Shop, Sewell's Hardware, 72 East Park street.
Corner Harrison and 14 North Main. 221 East Park street. Spokane Cafe.
Grand. Shiners, Furniture, 17 South Main St.
75 East Park Street. Mozom Cafe,
Auto Repair Machine Shop C IOPR CTIC 9 w. Broadway.
M. G. SMI'TII. 401 S. Wyoming C I P A C29 .ra y
Flora W. Emery JEWELERS 69 East Park Street.
Golden West Cafe,
Room 9, Silver Bow Block. Montana Jewelry Co., 227 S. Main.
AUTOS BOUGHIIT Opticians, Etc.,
713 East Park street. tIandley's Cafe,
73 East Park stret. 326 N. Wyoming.
AND SOLD CIIILI PARLORS People's Loan O Bce, Anri.an Cafte.
281, East Park street. 225 :st ark.
E. H. Rupert, Classic Chill Parlor, Brodle, the Jeweler.
40 East P'ark street. Savoy Cafes,
228 S. Arizona St. 210 North Main. Powell Jewelry Co., 84 East Park.
112 N. Main St.
1. Simon, SHOES
BANKS DAIRIES 21 North Main. SHOES
Blue Bird Butter p LAGER BEER Chicago Shoe Store,
Blue Bird Butter Shop, LAGER BEER s. Main street.
Yegen Bros., Bankers, 2 EXTRACT Walkover Shoo Co.
Park and Dakota streets. Crystal Creamery, 46 W. Park Street.
459 E. Park street. /ager Beer Extract Golden Rule Shoe Store,
A. CRAF, 726 S. MONT. Peter Drinig. 39 E. Park.
DRUGGHSTS _ _ oj Price Shoe Store,
BATHS. DRUGGISTS ast Park.
Steam Baths, Jacques Drug Co., SPECIALISTS
504 E. Broadway. 1957 Harrison avenue. J. Durst.
Ladies' Tailor and Habit
Maker. Dr. W. HI. IIaviland,
Phone 2764 Room 436 71 West Park St.
BUTCHERS DENTISTS Phoenix Blldg.
504 W. Park SHOE REPAIRING
18 WV. Park. Union Dentists,
Central Market, Third Floor Rialto Bldg. LAcaDIES' McManus Shoe Shop,
323 North Main. 1)r. C. Al. y GARMENTS 5 S. Wyoming.
Western Meat Co., 204-210.; I'ennsylvania lBk. Progressive Shoe Shop,
121 E. Park St. Popular Ladies' Garment Store, 1721 Harrison Ave.
Independent Market, 63 East Palk Street.
203 South Main. FURNITURE The International Store,
210 E. Park. SECOND HAND
IShiner's, Furniture, MEN'S OUTFITTERS CLOTHING,
Ssit IBakery, 75 E. Park street. JEWELRY, ETC.
7E . ,Park Emporiurmn Clothes Shop.
117 E. Park St. B. Kopald Co., Furniture, 34. E. Park.
Manhattan Bakery, 58 West Broadway. FashiUncle STm's Loan Office,
47 W. Park.
107 N. Montana Street. GROCERIES Palace Clothing & Shoe Store,
53-55 E. Park St. TAILORS
Royal Bakery, Montana Clothing and Jewelry T IO
20 South Main. Company,
Home Baking Co., Ann:s (:rcry, 103 5. Arizona. Fashion Tailoring Co.,
Olympia St. 31i i Norl, Main. O.K. Store, 47 W. P'ark St.
Th_ 'a__h__ingi, hr24 E. Park St. Bernard Jacoby, Tailor,
I \\'West I 'ark. lBouchera, 19 9 S. Dakota street.
BARBER SHOPS J. t. Becky, o 7rW. Park St.
2701 Elm t 2 W. Park St. Montana Tailors,
Allen's Grocery, ....425 N. Main street.
Con Lowney. 1204 E. Second street. MEAT MARKETS E. Zahl, Tailor,
309 N. Main. Kermode, Groceries, _ _ _ _ __ _ _ ar k str e
Pastime Barber Shop and Pool 421 East Park street. 04 W. Park street.
Room, Poyntor's Cash Store, Ed's Market, Dundee Woolen Mills,
210 North Main Bt. 1854 Harrison. 500 East Park. 62 West Park Street.
S. F. T'r. A. Cash Grocery,
Park Barber Shop, 627 East Galena Street. W. Oertel,
86 E. Prk. T. J MCrthy, PHOTOGRAPHY 431~ S. Arisona st.
64 E, Broadway. Big 4,
BATTERIES McCarthy-Bryant & Co.7 Thomson's Park Studio, 17 W. Park St.
RECHARGED 317-319 East Park Street. 217 East Park Street.
Bishop Bros., .UNDERTAKERS
Montana Battery Station, 180 Walnut St. , POOL HIALLS
224 S. Arizona. White House Grocery, -_- Larry Duggan, Undertaker,
Butte Battery Co., 508 West Park. Golden Gate Pool Hall, 322 North Main street.
119 S. Montana st. 272 East Park.
_ _ _ _ _ _Daniels & Bilboa, Undertakers,
CLOTHES CLEANING G ENTS' FURNISH- OPTICIANS 15 East Park street.
AND PRESSING INGS VULCANIZING
Montana Jewelry Co.,
Bernard Jacoby, Opticians, Etc., J. L. Mathiesen, Vulcanising,
19 S. Dakota Street. ir Shirt Shop, 73 East Park St. 40 East Galena.
5Diatlt, lidg. Powell Jewelry Co.
-Murplhy Money Back Store, 112 N. Main St. 19utte VuHarison Ave.orks,
'I)AllCCO AND 65 E. Park St.
(t)NFECTIONS E FURNISHERS OUTFITTERS WELDING
Pat iMcKenna, National Supply Co., Francis J. Early, Oxy-Acotylene We!ding Works,
314 North Main. 10 W. Mercury. 715-719 E. Front St. 130 South Arizona.