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THE OMAHA DAILY BREj VrEDXK.SDAY , JUNE 0 , 1801.
THE TRIALS OF A BISHOP Another Chapter In the Controversy Be tween Bin'jop Bonacum and Ills Pritnls. THE CIVIL COURTS TAKE A HAND Inuc * Involved In the llcnrlng Itcforo Glmpmnii nt Nulirmlw City Tlio Apprnl of Ilia Coinpluliililf ; I'rlrsU-A Cilia III 1'iilnt. NEBRASKA CITY , Neb. , June 6. ( Special to The lice. ) The application of Rt. Rev. Thomas Bonacum , Roman Catholic bishop of Lincoln , for a permanent Injunction oust ing Rev. M. J. Corbett from the Palmyra mission comes up for determination before Judge Chapman ot the district court tomor row. Over a scare of witnesses have been nummoncd to give testimony In the case. The bishop , as plaintiff , Is expected to go on the witness stand , and this fact , coupled with the testimony of the authors of the charge ! against the bishop , promise ecclesiastical developments ot unusual In terest. The case Involves some of the vital ques tions which Archbishop Ilerincssy declined , to entertain Judicially when In Omaha on April 12. The civil case was then pend ing , and It was expected that the coming of the archbishop ot Dtibuqtie , clothed with authority from the papal delegate , would forestall a civil hearing. The collapse of the promised ecclesiastical trial served to intensity the strife between the bishop and priests , and both sides are content to fight it out In the civil courts. ' Practically three applications for Injunc tions against Father Corbett uro bound up in the ono to be heard tomorrow , the bishop being plaintiff In each. The first It to prohibit Father Corbett from checking out moneys placed In the Otoo county bank In his name , and alleged to belong to the church ; second , prohibiting dim from hold ing services In the church ; third , prohibit ing him from occupying the parish residence at Palmyra. These suits are the outgrowth of the united attempt of twelve priests to nccuro the removal of Bishop Bonacum from the diocese. Father Corbett Is the recog nized leader In the movement and U there fore made the target for episcopal wrath CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE. The events leading up to the present suits ore of recent occurcncc. Late In January last Bishop BanacUm caused to bo dis tributed at the Palmyra church printed cir culars Informing the congregation that ho had suspended Father Corbett. The priest was not officially notified of the suspension , ns required by the rules of the diocese. Ho therefore Ignored the bogus order and caused the arrest of the bishop on the charge of criminal libel. The case was heard be fore a Justice In Lincoln , and by him dis missed for want of Jurisdiction. During the proceedings Dr. Phelan of St. Louis , counsel for Father Corbett , catechised the bishop unmercifully and denounced his con duct In vigorous terms. 1'helan and Cor bett were In turn denounced and condemned by Mgr. Satolll In a letter to Bishop Bona cum for dragging the "sacred person" ot the bishop Into n civil court. Thus forti fied the bishop proceeded with all possible vigor to drlvo the offending priest from the diocese. Excommunication falling to ef fect that purpose , proceedings were Insti tuted In the civil courts. Temporary or ders were Issued restraining Father Cor- bott from using church moneys In. bank and from holding services In the Palmyra church. Ordinarily the right of a bishop to remove a priest from mission to mission Is unques tioned. In the present instance , however , the defense contends the bishop cannot ex- crclso the right ot removal against the priests pending the determination ot their appeal to the papal court. In support of this contention thcro Is cited a letter from Mgr. Satolll to Father Crowlcy , ono ot the complaining priests. When Father Crowley was removed by the bishop from the mission at Tccumsoh ho wrote to Satolll and asked to bo reinstated. The delegate said In reply : "If you had remained In the Tecumseh charge and had written then to me , I would have sustained you , but since you have left It , I can do nothing for you. " Father Cor bett Is governed by the advice contained In this letter , though subsequently advised by the delegate to the contrary. THE CHARGES IN COURT. The charges 'preferred against the bishop by the priests have been filed In the case by the defense as Justification for the diso bedience of Father Corbett. Thcso accuse the bishop of maladministration , tyranny , op pression , Insubordination , inciting strife , Blander and libel , arbitrary oxerclso and nbuso of power , violation of diocesan stat utes , misappropriation , falsehood , speculation , undue Influence , unjust favoritism , scandal , gambling , and Incltatlon to perjury. " Thcso are supplemented with 115 specifications. The court la expected to take Judicial notice of the charges , but how far the Inquiry will go Is yet to bo determined. In passing upon the motion of the defense , made on the 18th Inst. , to vacate the temporary In junction , Judge Chapman Indicated the pur pose ot the court to make a comprehensive examination of "tho discipline and canons of the Catholic church , as well as ovldcnco as to the question whether the complaining bishop agreed with his superiors to suspend Ms authority over the defendant. " A QUESTION OF VERACITY. The decision ot the court Is likely to turn . upon the question whether Illshop Bonacum agreed to and signed the famous truce ex- ncted by Mgr. Satolll , when In Omaha In Juno , 1893. The terms of the truce are reformed to In a letter written by the delegate to counsel for the priests , dated Juno 21 , 1893 , as follows : "Tho bishop has expressed In writing that lie will forglvo and forgot everything. "Ho promises ho will do nothing against the signers ot the charges. "Ho promises to immediately grant facul ties to say mass to Priest Qulnn , whom ho acknowledged to bo a priest ot the diocese , and if ho behaves well to glvo him after eomo tlmo an office or mission. " The existence of this precious document rulfes a question of veracity between Bishop Bonacum and Mgr. Satllll. In a letter published In the Amorlka of St Louis the bishop denied having signed a truce and repudiated the alleged contents. The denial was repented some weeks ago In the court in this city , the bishop offering to confirm it on oath. The defense has summoned witnesses to Impeach the bishop's veracity. The most Important are Dr. Phelan of St. Lculs and Rev. A. M. Colonarl of Omaha , secretary of Bishop Scannell. The latter gentleman , it Is claimed , was present when Bishop Bonacnm signed the so-called truco. A LEGAL VIEW. The legal fraternity evince as great an Interest In the case as the clergy. In their opinion It Is destined to become a "causa icelcbro" In the history ot the jurltprudcnco of the country. "I have given the subject inucli thought , " said Mr. F. E. Warren , of counsel for the defense , "and I believe wo will win the fight. You BCO the principle is this : In Investigating church doctrine or discipline or laws , they are , for our secular courts , merely questions ot fact. If wo prove that the laws and canons of the church inhibit the blihop from pursuing a priest pending an appeal , oven though that appeal bo to Rome , It follows that ho has no Jurisdiction to pronounce a sentence ot re moval , suspension or excommunication against the priest , and all his acts are void. Hence Corbett baa never been lawfully dis ciplined , and has all his rights and privileges Intact. "I do not qulto understand Bonacum's In consistency. He Insists that the clergy are above and beyond the law , and are not amenable to the process ot Jurisdiction ot our courts , and Mgr. Satolll agrees with him. That doctrine would have done 200 years ago , but not now , nor In the United States. But at the < amo tlmo ho appeals to the civil courts against Corbett. Probably ho will Bay that Corbott , being excommunicated , is no longer a prlott , and hence ho can sue him as hn would an ordinary heretic. But It ho takes that position and then Is compelled to admit that ho has not legally disciplined him , what shape will the bishop bo In ? " TEXT OF TUB APPEAL. The reiult of the contest In the civil court will not affect the determination of the ( > re ! ts to press the charges against tha bishop to a conclusion In the courts ot the church. There Is no disposition on tha put ot the complainants to retreat or ro- Jruct. No report ot Archbishop Hcnnesjy's crct Inquiry Into the affair * of the diocese haft yet reached the delegate , according to recent advice from Washington. Tie ! nrpral of the complaining priests from the rulings of tha arehblshop In Omaha has bten forward d to Washington. It I * n trcdel of oonclien'ss , vigor ftS'l foarloMiwis , not only In reaffirming tha charge * and the determination of the signers to stan-1 or fii'i ' together , but nlo In protesting against certain acts ot the pnpnl delegate. Following la a. ropy of the appeal ; LINCOLN , Neb. , May 20 , l&DI.-Most Hcv. Frnncls Satolll , Apostolic Delegate : .May It PleoHo Your Orace-1. We hnvo delayed communicating to your excellency the re sults of the hrnrnf | ! accorded us by tne nrcliblMicp of Uubuquc , the representative of your t'xcellcney In the matter of our complaint against Bishop lianacutn , ns wo uro unwilling to give up the hope thnt In the end our metropolitan would be forceit by the weight ofvldencu to open the doors to a Judicial Inquiry. Archbishop ll nno < y 1ms left thin diocese , and we presume he Is now preparing his report to the npostollc ilelcgnte. We , therefore , deem It oppor tune to lay before your excellency our re newed contplalnt. Ily reference to the minutes of the hearing nt Omaha your ex cellency will see that Archbishop IIennosny refused to hear or consider our formal or written Indictment , and we filed our appeal from the derision. It will be Been that Archbishop Hcnnessy declared that he was noting under the authority confpjrcd .upon him by the council of Baltimore. We know of no authority which empowers Archbishop llonnrssy to hear complnln's or try causes outside of his own illocesc. In Omaha he could ronduct a court or trial only as dnlegato of I ho npostollc delegate , but-he refused to show us a copy of his in structions anil we ni-o unabla to plead. An nppeal to the npostollc delegate WOH cur only altcruate under the circumstances. 2. We ngaln earnestly appeal to your ex cellency to give us a judicial hearing. The bishop of Lincoln , to the Indignation of nil honest people and to the great scandal of the church , Is shirking an Investigation Into hl olllclal mlHcomluct. He la charged with offenses , which If true , make him unlit to preside over any diocese In tne Catholic church , and he should bo the llr.-U to de mand a trial , a sppotly. thorough and most Hearchlng Inquiry to establish the truth or falsity of the terrible chargcn chnr os which have been published In the public prints ot the United States and which lire known to the American People. If he 10- fuscs to be tried then at least vouchsafe to try us. If he Is Innocent then we arc guilty. The apostolic delegate has seen fit to write letters to divers parties In the we t In which the conduct of Home of the complaining - plaining priests Is held up to censure. May we be permitted to say that we stand or fall together. We approve of the conduct of Father Corbett and the stand he has taken. He has refused to surrender his parish for three reasons : fl ) The reason nl- | pied for his removal 1 ° false and Infamous. Hi1 Is neither suspended nor excommuni cated. To submit would bo to become an Instrument of his own abasement. (2) ) The cano > ) s take from Illshop Honacum .the power to remove Father Corbett from Palmyra pending an appeal against his tynumtcal mlsBovernment. (3) ( ) The letter of the npostollc delegate to ono of the com plaining priests recognizes the right of the priest to stay In his parish against the or der of dismissal pending an appeal to u higher court. , Under these circumstances we must pay that these letters of the apostolic delegate are extraordinary and 1111 us with dismay. Hut It Is sweet to suffer for Justice. We shall be heard , although we arc again and again stricken down for the asking. We shall bo heard , If not by the apostolic dele- Kate , then by the holy father and by the entire world. , Renewing our charges and our willingness to substantiate them before a competent tribunal , we subset Ibe ouisclvcH , Your humble and devoted servants In Chi 1st. JOHN CROWLEY. MARTIN J. COHBETT. P. L. LOUOHHAN ( Sutton ) . J. 13 ENGLISH. J. J. LOUUHKAN. D. O. FITZRKIIALD. WILLIAM MURPHY. LAWRENCE A. DUNPH1. K X. SCHUAFFL. D. N. TURJEON. Fathers Kuppcnbender , Qulnn and Hansen - sen have signed the charges .substantially. Fathers Qulnn and Hansen were not asked to sign this paper paperD. . Q. FITZGERALD , Secretary for Complaining Priests. A. CASE IN POINT. The result of the controversy between Bishop Matz of Denver and Rev. Thomas II. Malone Is regarded by the complaining priests as an unimportant precedent. The Issues differed materially. That of Denver Involved the integrity of a priest ; that of Lincoln , the Impeachment of a bishop. Nevertheless , the case illustrates the fact that the church Is not dcstltuto ot courts to hear and determine controversies between priests and bishops. The prompt and satis factory procedure Instituted by Archbishop Chappelle In Denver presents a sharp con trast with the prolonged strife and demoral izing delays that distinguish the Lincoln scandal1. Father Malone was pastor of St. Joseph's church and editor ot the Colorado Catholic. Being ono of the progressive priests of iho west and an ardent supporter ot American Catholicism as expounded by Archbishop Ire land of St. Paul , ho came Into sharp con flict with -Bishop Matz on the school ques tion. Ho Insisted in his paper that compul sory attendance of Catholic children at parochial schools was repugnant to' the In structions of the papal delegate. Further more he declared the rule promulgated by Bishop Matz , denying the rites ot the church to Catholic parents who refused to send their , children to church schools , was a violation lation of the orders of the pope. In this contention Father Malone was sustained by the papal delegate , and Bishop Matz was ordered to rescind the offensive rule. This happened about a year ago. Father Malouo became persona non grata at the episcopal mansion , as a result of the controversy. His fearless independence was not relished , and some measure was neces sary to curb his dangerous popularity. Last August ho received orders to appear at the- bishop's house and explain an alleged de ficit of $12,000 In his accounts with the parish. A lively correspondence between the priest and the bishop ensued , and extended Into the present year. Being unable to sat isfy the bishop by other means , the trustees of the church Instituted In the civil courts a friendly suit against the priest to determine the truth of the charge by an expert ex amination ot the books. The examination was ordered by the court , and developed the fact that Instead of a deficit of $12,000 the church was Indebted to Father Malone to the amount ot $1,600. As soon as the suit was entered Father Malone was sus pended by the bishop. The refusal of the trustees to discontinue the suit was fol lowed on tha 2d ot May with a letter from the bishop excommunicating Father Malone and the trustees and about GOO members of the congregation , who sanctioned the pro ceedings. Within twenty-four hours the bishop retracted the edict. Meanwhile Father Malone appealed to Mgr. Satolll. Archbishop Chappelle of. Santa Fe was ordered to Denver to. settle the contro versy. Ho arrived there on the 23d of May , and nt the end of four days' Inquiry announced his decision In favor ot the priest. Archbishop Chappollo's in oil o of procecduro was Judicial , Ho announced at the outset that ho came with full authority to hear and decide the Issues Involved. "Personal grievances" were a side Issue. Ills mission was to got at the exact condition of affairs by a thorough examination , and the result was a vindication of Father Malono. Courtland beach Is finer than ever. Menacing Clulm Jnmpurs. NAPER , Neb. , Juno 5. ( Special Telegram to The Bco. ) Trouble Is brewing for some claim Jumpers In this neighborhood. About forty citizens mot Sunday and appointed a committee to wait on R. L. Crosby , who Is accused ot persecuting a German settler named Thunkter , who lately purchased a claim from Crosby's mother-in-law. Crosby , who Is holding a quarter section of land tnoro than ho Is entitled , to , has been trying to oust Thunktor so that ha can farm the lan'J. Thunkler sowed wheat on about forty acres this spring and after the work was completed Crosby plowed It all up again and sowed It to wheat , thus ruining the crop. Saturday Thunkter again attempted to break sod on the disputed land , but was ousted by Crosby. Now the citizens are to take the matter In hand to see that justice is done and the committee will report at a mass meeting tonight. A mutual aid society will bo organized tonight and hereafter the rights of the settlers on the unaurveyed land In Boyd county will bo looked after by this committee , which Is composed of leading men of Basin precinct. llcllcloiu Services at IH-iuo'i. BENSON , Neb. , June 5. ( Special to The Bco. ) The Indian evangelist , Rev. Peter 0. Matthews , will conduct evangelistic meet ings all this week In Benson town hall. Best ot music at CourtUnd beach. A * . MUST PAY SCOTTS BLUFF State Auditor Ordered to Follow the Legis lature's Instructions , SUPREME COURT DECIDES THE CASE Chief .liullcc Nortiil DlMvtitft niul Declares thnt the Stuta Auditor Should llu Per- inlttcil to Jmc-itlRiitc ! the Cliitm and Determine It * Justice. . LINCOLN , Juno C. ( Special to Tlie Hoc. ) The supreme court this afternoon handed Joun an opinion In the ca-so In which the treasurer of Scotts Bluff county applied for a writ of mandamus to compel State Audi tor Moore to pay him the sum of $7,493.73 that being the exact amount of the fund voted to Scotts Blurt county by the last legislature. The cnso was ono brought to test the brought of the auditor to audit and adjust a claim for which the legislature had made a specific appropriation. The legis lature had appropriated f7.4D5.T3 to reim burse Scotts Bluff county for expenses In curred In the trial of ono George S. Arnold for murder In the year 1SS3. On August G , 1893 , the treasurer of Scotts I ) luff 3 county demanded ot Auditor Moore a warrant for the full amount. The auditor declined to- draw the warrant and the county treasurer filed with the supreme court an application for a writ of mandamus. Auditor Moore tool : the ground that the claim was unjust and Illegal , that the net making the appro priation was contrary to the letter and spirit of the constitution of the state , ami that the county of Scotts Bluffs waa put to no such expense as claimed In the act. A lobbyist named Nellie M. Richardson also Hied a lien against the claim. The supreme court granted the , writ , of mandimus and orders the auditor to draw the warrant. The opinion Is Written by Commissioner Ragan , who holds that , In this case the duty of the auditor Is purely minis terial. Chief Justice Norval dissents from the opinion. Ho asserts that It was clearly the Intention ot the legislature to .reimburse the county for the actual expenses Incurred In the trial of a criminal , and that , therefore , It was the duty of the auditor to examine the claim , and If In his Judgment the claim was excessive to adjust It. UNION PACIFIC LOSES. Another case In which the Union Pacific was Interested was finally decided by the supreme court this afternoon. It was a case "In which Lars Erlckson , a section hand , sued the Union Pacific for damages for Injuries received and was awarded $ 1,625. ErlcUson was at work on the track near Fre mont. He stepped to ono side to permit a fast passenger train to gp by and-a largo pteco of coal fell from the tender ot the passing cnglno and fractured his leg. The lower court held that the company was guilty of negligence In that the coal had been care lessly and Improperly loaded In the tender by the company's employes at Grand Island. Although the case seems of such trilling Importance It was one of the most bitterly contested cases ever brought to the supreme court. Elaborate briefs were filed on both 'sides , and all American authorities were exhaustively reviewed. Commissioner Ir vine prepared the opinion and the decision anil Judgment of the lower court Is nfllrmcd. The main point Involved Is the right ot an employe to collect damages from the em ployer for Injuries caused by the negli gence of a fellow employe. The supreme court holds that employment In the service of a common master la not alone sufficient to constitute two fellow-servants within the rule exempting the master from liability to ono for Injuries caused by the negligence ot the other. To malta the rule applicable thcro must be some consociation In the sumo department of duty or line ot employment. " BARRETT SCOTT AGAIN DEFEATED. Barrett Scott received another setback from the supreme court late this afternoon. He had applied to the supreme court for a writ of habeas corpus on the ground tljat ho was Imprisoned In the Jail of Antelope county tor a crime alleged to have been committed In a county not included in the same Judicial district with Antelopo. He based his grounds for habeas corpus on the celebrated Olive decision handed down by the court , In which Olive was granted a new trial on account ot the fact that he had been charged with a crime committed In Ouster county and tried In Adams county , In another district. The court denied the writ ot habeas corpus on the ground that Scott had demanded a change of vcnuo from Holt to Antelope county , and as the district court had Juris diction to grant the change ot venue the action ot the court was not ) the proper sub ject for review by the supreme court. EASTEUN STAB OltAND CHAPTEIt. Many Delegates of the Stnto In Attendance nt Hunting. - HASTINGS , Juno 6. ( Special Telegram to The Boo. ) Ono hundred and fifty delegates were present when the grand chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star convened In the Masonic temple at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The grand chapter officers wero' all present. By the tlmo tomorrow's session gets fully under swing nearly two hundred will bo present. The deputy district grand matron , Mrs. M. A. Hartlgan of this city , welcomed the visitors , Mrs. Phebo Allen of Kenesaw responding. Mrs. Anna B. Musselman of Osceoln , the grand matron , doltvcrod the annual address. Arcacla chapter of this city exemplified the work of the order this oven- Ing. _ rrnpnrlnff ( or the Fremont Cunnl. FREMONT , Juno G. ( Special to The Boo. ) The Fremont Canal and Power company mod Its water right notice with the county clerk of Saunders county yesterday. A largo corps of engineers are rapidly completing the final survey and the contract for the work will soon bo advertised. Judge Marshall and Reporter Mockett be gan a term ot district court hero yesterday. Thomas Ostergard of Newman's Grove , a former well known resident of Fremont , Is In the city. Edward Blowett Is homo from Seattle. The city school board met In regular ses sion last evening and re-engaged the teach ers for the ensuing year. Vrlco ot llor lluibunil'0 I.lfo. BEATRICE , Juno 6. ( Special Telegram to The Beo. ) This afternoon In district court the damage suit ot Sanders against Ben Malnzer et al was begun. The suit grows out of the fact that about a year ago Mr. Banders visited Beatrice , became Intoxicated , tell from a train on the Rock Island and was killed. The widow commences action against Malnzer and several other saloon keepers for damages , claiming that her hus band procured liquor at their establishments. Both aides have retained the best attorneys of Gage county bar and the case will bo a hard fought one. The amount of damages asked Is $5,000. _ _ Tute at Liberty. nUSHVILLE , Neb. , Juno G. ( Special Tele gram to The Bee. ) The preliminary hearing ot Dave Tate , the cowboy arrested some three weeks ago charged with the shooting of John Mu'fell In the sand hills April 21 , was had before County Judge Brooks this afternoon. The deepest Interest was taken In the Investigation , the court room being packed to the doors. Upon the state resting , a motion to discharge the prisoner was sus tained , the court dooming the evidence Insuf ficient to bold him. _ DUtrlct Court In Hurt County. TEKAMAH , Neb. , June G , ( Special to The lice. ) The second week ot district court convened Monday morning , Judge Ambrose In the chair. The docket for this term will finish today and be taken up again In October , Lee Blmmel , an employe ot Nelson Morris , the Herman ranchman , was brought before the board of Insanity of Hurt county Satur day , adjudged Insane and ordered sent to tbo asylum at Norfolk. He will be taken there this week. There are bathing suits and dressing rooms tor 2,000 people at Burlington beach. The fitfe never touched us It was in the adjoining building , and while the loss ran up into the thousands of dcllsrs , it was very quickly adjusted , and the entire stock is now offered at Fire Prices by the Insurance Companies. Smoitc will bl6w ofT , so that goods damaged by smoke are afe' ' oed as ever. We have lots of them. Water will dry off , and if tne goods are all ' right , the co'lor , will remain in. It's a good test ef value , and you know what you are buying. CLOTHING FOR MOST NOTHING. ' Men's Sack Suits In brown and oxfords , only Men's Full Suits The kind we wore making , gray slightly wet and smoked of course , sold for sto the run on.at $5 before the fire are now . . before the fire ' Boys' Suits that sold for $5 before the fire , only Men's Light Overcoats Damaged by water only , all dry now , and when pressed-as smoked , go now for good as ever. Men's Cutaway Suits The $18 and $20 kind. They were only smoked , not hurt a bit ; go now for Men's Strong Pants They were up in the gallery and not all. smoked lery were wet at only ' Men's Cassimere Suits In two colors that the wale couldn't hurt , regular $15 suits , go now for Men's Suspenders No apparent damage by Wilson Bros. Shirts 4-ply linen the water did either water or smoke : . . . - . " . . . . / . : . not come near them , and they are not even . smoked , get them for ' ! ' ! Men's Handkerchiefs Plain white , and just as 3 FOR Full finished Hose worth before the fire good as ever , . top 250 , regular Rockford socks , go at Neckties The water did not get into them for most Balbriggan Undershirts Not damaged a particle of them were in the show cases C just as good as ever Columbia Clothin r. . : . Cor , 13th and Farnam. PHARMACISTS IN CONVENTION - ff j in Engaged in Making Fun-Instead of Pills at Eastings , , . * > > > ANNUAL SESSION WELL ATTENDED Jinny Delegates ( ii\cn n Hearty Reception by the Citizens I'resldcnt Sherman of Onmlm Delivers the Address ot the Livening. HASTINGS , June C. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) If there Is any class of people ple on earth more capable of extracting solid fun from raw material than the pharmacists of Nebraska the citizens of Hastings hope It will make the city its next convention point. The thirteenth annual session of the Nebraska State Pharmaceut ical association opened Its session hero this evening , and the experiences of the evening show that pill makers are as fun-loving as any known. Headed by the Hastings Military band the visitors formed In parade and proceeded to the court house. Major General Dan- bach and his aide , Curran , with their band ot Missouri colonels , provided considerable amusement and attracted much attention. After the call to order Mayor D. M. Mc- Elhmney welcomed the druggists to the city. His grave announcement that the police had been Instructed to apprehend any local druggists found taking advantage of their visitors , and give them thirty days on their own proscriptions , was followed by loud and jubilant applause. Mr. A. H. Torrens welcomed the visitors on behalf of the local pharmacists. Mrs. Julia .M. Grlssey of Omaha , the second city In the state , as the president called It , responded for the association. A delegation from Kansas took seats In the convention at this point and Mrs. M. O. Mener of Hiawatha made a short talk , advising the association when sending Jim Heed of Nebraska City to Kansas again to send his wife with htm , as she was the only person who had him perfectly under her thumb. The Hastings Tennis club and Union club extended courtesies to the members and their friends. TJio address of the evening was made by Charles H. Sherman ot Omaha , president ot the association. Mr. Sherman advocated the discouragement of nostrums tending to Induce the various drug habits , reviewed the work of the year and recommended a reso lution to bo forwarded to Nebraska repre sentatives amPsenators protesting against the Increase In the tax on alcohol. The address was referred to a. committee , com posed of Shultz of pcatrlce , Kendall ot Superior and Mrs. Crlssey of Omaha. The convention then resolved Itself Into a spelling school , with , Lg\vl M. McConnell of McCook as schoolmaster , I < \ M. Mueller of Omaha took first , Mrs. A. E. Howe ot Ayr second and C. H. 'Wilson of Dunbar third , An Informal socjjilsession followed. HKFOKi : Till ! STATI ! 1IUAIID. CumlMiitcd for PlmrmacotUlciil Honors Un der Kiamlnntlon lit HiiitliiKH. HASTINGS , Juno B.4Sjxclal ( : to The Dee. ) The Nebraska State Hoard of Pharmacy hold a mooting In Hastings this morning and examined a class' of 'thirty ' candidates tor certificates. The examination was upon five subjects : Practical pharmacy , theoreti cal pharmacy , materl5. Tnedlca , chemistry and toxicology. On aecoViul of the crowded conditions of the hotels" the examination was conducted In the Union club rooms , and the change wo.found to be for the comfort and convenience of all. The candidates are : M. H. Taylor. Stella ; J. A. Morley , Univer sity Place ; Charles J , Wllcox , Palisade ; Oscar U. ApplequUt , Paxton ; F. n. Miller , Hastings ; Frank Woodard. Hampton : Will Q. Smith , Fllloy ; S. H. Williams. Heaver Crossing ; H. H. Harley , Lincoln ; Otis R HartquUt , Lincoln ; M. I. McCarty , Wood Hlver ; II. S. Alford , Gretna ; Ooorgo M. Prentice. Falrfleld ; J. 13. Grebe. Jansen ; 0. B. DoWltt , Stun ton ; Ed T. Drown , lied Cloud ; James A. Kyner. I uatU ; F. M. Mueller , Omaha ; John A. Zeman , Scrlbner ; John Ulood , jr. , Dortrand ; C. M. North , Cairo ; J , D. Hay . Cairo. Out of considera tion for the , Nebraska Pharmaceutical as sociation Judge Ilcall gave the druggists ? ,1 the ? lstrlct court room. and Is using the supervisors' room for equity cases ! ° arU passe < 1 M srs. Alford. Applo- . Brown , Blood , DeWItt , Grebe Harley Hartqulst , Kyner , Mueller. McCarty Pax on ! wkh ° ay ° r > Y' IIllams nna Seomnn CLOSING OF KK11HASKA SCHOOLS. Coiumonrcinont AVcelt nt Chnilron Academy an InterfHtlng AfTair. CHADHON , Neb. , June G. ( Special to The Beo. ) The commencement week of the Chadron academy began Friday with the alumni reception at the academy. This re ception has become ono of the most Inter esting ovento In educational work In this section , and with Hon. Alfred Bartow as toastmaster and speeches by several leadIng - Ing citizens , the ono of Friday night was up to the standard heretofore In vogue. The Athletic club hold their annual ban quet at Hotel Blalne Saturday night , and mlno host Sattcrleo did himself proud with the spread. About twenty-five couples sat down to a finecollation. . Sunday morning Rev. A. A. Brown of Hot Springs delivered the baccalaureate sermon at the Congregational church In a masterly and scholarly way. In the afternoon the new building was dedicated. This was field day of the Athletic club , and the graduating exercUcs took place In the evening. This will close a year's work for the school that has become an honor to Nebraska , and which oven during the hard limes of this season has been able to Increase Its numbers of students In a marked degree. HASTINGS , Juno 5. ( Special to The Bee. ) At the meeting of the Hastings High School Alumni association last night the oulcers elected for the ensuing year were : C , B. Aitchtson , president ; Miss Maggie Mon roe , vlco president ; Miss Bertha Ilorlocker , secretary , and Miss Bessie Nowlan , treasurer , and an executive committee of three , Miss Alma Chapman , John Fuller and Miss Myrtle Pease. OHU , Neb. , June 5. ( Special to The Bee. ) The alumni of , the Ord High school gave a banquet In Odd Fellows hall last night , the alumni , members ot the Board of Educa tion and , representatives ot the city press being present. Covers wore laid for sixty' guests. Before supper a literary program was rendered and during supper the follow ing toasts were proposed by Mr. James Milford - ford and responded to as follows : "Tho Sweet Grl | Graduate , " Mr. J. C. Hcddle ; "Tho Sweet Boy Graduate , " Miss Mary E. Illch ; "Our Alma Mater , " Mr. Otis H. Palst ; "Recollections of School Life. " Mr. Harold J. Foght ; "Tho Nebraska School Marm , " Mr. A. V. Jackson. A very enjoyable even ing was passed , the guests separating at a late hour. DAKOTA CITY , Neb. , June 5. ( Special to The Boo. ) South Sioux City , In Dakota county , hold Its first commencement exer cises of the High school the past week. The Board ot Education did all In Its power to make the occasion entertaining and effective. Flno nfteon-foot flags wore presented to each school and raised on tall liberty poles. These were used for decorative purposes In the evening. Elegant programs were fur nished and the music , addresses and nermon were of the highest order. The graduating class consisted ot Mimes M. Luella Stamm and Isabcllo Mitchell. President Pllo of the Nebraska Normal college at Wayne made a masterly address upon "Thinkers. " The baccalaureate sermon on Sunday evening , by Ilov. H , J. Hapoman of the Lutheran church , was of a high order , and In harmony with the occasion. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ I'ociilliir Accident Cau'oi Doiith. CUHTIS , Neb. , Juno B. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) Mr , I , Powers cut ono of hla fingers last month on a barb wire fence. Blood poisoning ensued , Which yesterday terminated In death. The funeral was con ducted today under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity , of which ho was an hon ored member , three Grand Army of the He- public posts participating In the obHoqulea. 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