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o THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY , SEPTEMBER 20 , 1897.
mom him been most generous with lla frco liamrn for Its people , ' The people living In this section nro most jia'rlotlc and generous , their arms nro ex tended to receive All Rood citizens within their borders while many of the 2,000.000 or moro Idle nnd homclera people In the crowded and eorKCsted cities of the east are .looking . for the llnfc when these wnstorn 3ands nro made available for settlement , J'lillnntliroplsts and humanitarians see the rent opportunity for solving one of the anost vital and serious questions of the tlmcfl - 'tho nettling ot the worthy unemployed and QiomclorV upon these lands , v/hlln politicians nn.l statesmen realize the fact. If they do not carry It Into practice , the safety and per petuity of this government lie In having liomrfl for Us worthy homeless citizens. "The time has come to the minds of all . who fully know tl > o condition of the cast and the wtflt that this country cits no longer remain half nettled and half unsettled cny more than It Could have remained half free nnd half stive. Individual and co-operative efforts have gone as far as they can (50. ( Uncle Bam owns this unsettled land and It has now come to the parting of the ways : either the government must open these lands for set tlement or turn them over In fee simple to the states mid territories In which they lie , that they may open them for settlement. The fiettlemont of the west means only that the product ! ) of he soil go cast for the prod ucts of the loom and the factory ; that the settling of the surplus population In the west relieves the cast ot great financial 'burdens which filve only temporary relief. The open ing of the west will not only glvo homes to the present homeless , 'but to future thou sands. Instead of forcing them abroad like Knglaml , Frciuco and Germany do their JiomclcM people tor want of territory. MUST TAKB INITIATIVE. "If any hill Is passed for the reclamation of arid and semi-arid America It must first bo drafted by this body or the people of tliu west. The last Irrigation congress passed upon a bill , a very good one for a starter , known as the 'public land commission , bill. ' It was Introduced l i the house of representa tives near the close of the session and awaits resurrection , U has firm supporters In both houses , and with proper efforts on the part of this congress could become a law. "Moro acres are under cultivation by means of Irrigation than over before , and perhaps more mllw of Irrigating ditches have been built In the last few years thsci In all previous years. Through these annual congresses - grosses an Impetus has been glvfcn another line of Industry that has worked night and day to perfect pumps and machines to draw water from the bowels of the earth at such a minimum cost as to make It prolltable to irrigate In this way. The Ingenious mind has 'been sot to work to conserve the storm waters that run lo torrents to the sea. The eyes of thn east and south have been opened to the fact that they , too. can ditch , drain and re-apply the water at proper times and receive bolter results.Ve irrlgatlonlsti ? are satisfied that congress will have to adopt our plan of preventing the overflow of large streams by the storage of the waters near the heads of such streams In such a manner as to feed the streams at times of low water anil at other tlimvj to be used In Irrigation , navigation and manufacturing industries ; and In this way the damage to life and prop erty now caused each year by overflown will bo prevented and large tracts of arid lands can be reclaimed by these waters nnd opened for settlement. The people of the nation would soon" find It a paying investment if congress would apply the appropriations an nually made to prevent floods temporary makeshifts to the storage of the waters as well as for the use of agriculture end horti culture. "Following In the wake of Irrigation , and closely allied to It , Is colonization. The people plo of the west do not want these lauds made tillable unless they can teem with life and are settled with the best brain and brawn of the old and young , the rich and the poor , who desire homes In this sunset land of America. " CONTROL , UNDEUGHOUND STREAMS. The question of the possibility of locating nnd tracing underground streams of water was the subject ot an extended and carefully prepared paper by Dr. J , G. Sutton of Hush- aylvanla , O. Dr. Sutton at the outset ad mitted that his subject war ! an unpopular one. Inasmuch an It Invaded a field hereto fore held by'"water witches , " or those claim ing to bo endowed with divine power , aided by a forked Htlck. Ills Insistence was , how ever , that by following the ordinary rules of eclcntlflc reac.irch the location of subsurface water was possible , and having no connection with superstition and other rubbish surround ing the subject. He gave in detail his In vestigations covering a period of twelve years. Water and matter surrounding it under the surface were magnetic to such a degree , Dr. Sutton asserted , as to Influence action above ground. Ho concluded : "I have becen cautious about falling Into the error of assuming more than my experi mental results seem to justify. And now , dogmatic as the assertion may appear , I de clare to you that I have been fortunate enough to devise an electro-magnetic device no finely sensitive to variations in the earth's magnetism that I am enabled to accurately trace and map subsurface streams of water , " COMMITTEES CHOSEN. Dr. Button's paper was the last set speech ot tbo afternoon , and the business session followed , but was limited to the appointment of committees on permanent organization and resolutions. California delegates head the list on the latter , but It is said to have no significance , Inasmuch as the committee will meet and select Its own chairman. The following committees were announced : .Resolutions J. B. Slater , California ; F. A. Working , Colorado ; F. J. Mills , Idaho ; C. A , Parks , Illinois ; Q. II , Van Houten. Iowa ; J. S. Emery , Kansas ; A.V , Pickering , Ken tucky ; T. O. Fost , Minnesota ; Lieutenant G. 1' , Ahron , Montana ; O. E. McCutchcn , Michi gan ; John E. Chapman , 'Missouri ; F. I. Foss , Nabraaka ; II , U. Maxon , Nevada ; J. D. Wal lace , North Dakota ; Charles L. Kurtz , Ohio ; II. E. Glazier , Oklahoma ; A. H. Saunders , South Dakota ; Jeaso M. Smith , Utah ; U'wood Mead , Wyoming ; Judge Emory F. Ilest , Washington. I ) . C. ' Permanent Organization It. G. Colver , Gal- Ifornia ; A. I. , . Kellogg , Colorado ; Thomas E. Hicks , Idaho ; Joa ph W. Orr , Illinois ; A. W. Pickering , Kentucky ; H. H , Ilroat , Minnesota seta ; S , M. Emery , 'Montana ' ; J. W. Schaaf , Michigan ; Joseph S. Corby , Missouri ; Lee Arnott , Nebraska ; A. E. lllount. Now Mexico ; H. II. Maxon , Nevada ; John Currlo , North Dakota ; Colonel A. L. Conger , Ohio ; It. H. Keln , Oklahoma ; C. V , Gardner , South Da kota ; S. W. Shertlcff. Utah ; D , II , Elliott , Wyoming ; F. H. Newell , District of Colum bia. I I1UIGHAM TOUNG'S REGRETS. A number of telegrams wcro read from del egates who could not be present. Among the o was the following : "SALT LAKE , Utah. Sept. 27. E. R. Mosca , Chairman , and Members of the Na tional Congress : Public business pruvcnts my presence at Lincoln. Success attend your labors In the present congress. I congratu late you on your past efforts and heartily wish that the people of our nation may rca- llzo thn Importance of your mission and how closely allied It Is to tholr future prospsrlty. May the day be hastened when the labors of the men and women who have so freely and unselfishly devoted tholr tlmo and means to develop the material Interests of the great west , as you are doing , bo fully approclated by the whole people ot our great country. "UIUGHAM YOUNG. " The reception at the atato house this even ing , although an Informal affair , was quite largely attended and passed off very pleas antly. The governor and other state officers received tho' ' visitors In the senate chamber. In representative hall them was dancing. Music waa furnished by.Hugcnow's full orchestra , Ono of the most Important matters of they congress wilt bo up for discussion tomorrow , It will be the matter of national legislation to regulate the using of water from streams and rivers which flow through two different states. The object sought Is such legislation as will enable persons of capital to safely en. gage In irrigation enterprises In ono state without the fear that the Inhabitants of the adjoining state might step In and approprlato oil Hiii water. To handle this it Is thought u gaining favor rapidly , liuslneas men and travel lers carry them In pockets , UiUei carry them in piiMO * , lioutokeepprt keep tlujm In medicine l < ueU , trleudi rkcuiuuueud tiiviu to IiUuilt. iio. I commission should bo appointed and an ap- , proprmtlon bo made ( o make the plan avail able. It U said that the matter has already been presented to President McKlnloy by 1 Commnnder Hooth-Turker and that the presi , dent favoifi the plan The subject will be In troduced In the nuerns here tomorrow by I Judge Shurtleff ot 0 * .en , and the probable ' result ot thn discussion Is that n committee j i nlll be appointed to wait upon the next sit * 1 ( ting of congress nnd help to bring about the | i desired legislation. | i It Is proposed to appoint one member from 1 , the geological survey , one from , the agricul tural field and three from the Irrlgatlonlsts to form the congressional committee. TODAY'S PROGRAM. The following Is the program for tomor row's session : 9 a. in. . University chapel Music ; Invocation by Dr. H. 0. Rowlands ; "History of IrrlRatlon , " Prof. A. E. Iltount , Las Cruces , N. M. ; "Recent Progress In Ir rigation , " F. H. Newell , chief hydro- grapher of the United States geological sur vey ; "Itulldlng Irrigation Works , " C. M. Hclntz , I.os Angeles , Cal. ; "Atmospheric Ir rigation. " W. F. Wright , Lincoln ; "Recent Observations In Stream Gauging , " Prof. 0. V. P. Stout , University ot Nebraska. Afternoon Session , 1:30 : p. m. Music ; ad dress , Hon. William J. Bryan ; "Agricultural Problems of the Arid Regions. " Dr. Clarke Oapen , Chicago ; "Irrigation In Minnesota a'nd the Dakotas , " R. II. Droat , Minneapo lis ; "Cession of the Arid Lands to the States , " Judge Emory F. Hcst , assistant commlsslccicr of the general land olllce , Washington ; "Irrigation Legislation , " El- wood Mead , state engineer of Wyoming , Cheyenne ; "Public Land Commission , " F. H. Newell , A. 0. Wolfonbarger of Lincoln. Evening Session , 7:30 : p. m. Music ; Invoca tion. Rev. L. P. Ludden ; "The Farm Colony of the Salvation Army , " Commander Uooth- Tucker of New York City ; address 'by Judge J. S. Emery , national lecturer , Lawrence , Kair. ; "Study In Home-mado windmills , " Prof. Erwln Hucklcy Harbour , University of Nebraska. HKI'l'IIMC.V.N THJKHTS NAMUI ) . KntliUMliiMllr rniivi'iillmiN Arc Hi-lil ThroiiKlimil Hie State. IIART1NGTON. Neb. , Sept. 2S. ( Special Telegram. ) One of the largest nnd most en thusiastic conventions ever held In the county assembled hero today to nominate candidates for the republican ticket. E. H. Gurncy of Laurel was chosen chairman. After the adop tion of resolutions endorsing the present administration , the following ticket was nominated : Julius F. Jonal , clurk ; Sidney O. Reese , treasurer ; A. E. Ward , superintend ent ; Carl Qulst , sheriff ; IJ. Heady. Judge ; Andrew McNual , surveyor ; Dr. Wlllson. cor oner ; O. O. Rttchlo , commissioner for First district. Every precinct In the county ex cept ono was represented , there being 125 delegates present , and the republicans In tend to win a complete victory this fall , even against complete fusion. Judge II. A. Miller was chosen chairman of the county central committee for the ensuing year. CIjAY CENTER , Neb. . Sept. iS. ( Special. ) The republicans of Clay county held a con vention hero yesterday and named the follow ing candidates : Clerk , W. II. Smith ; treas urer , S. H. Richardson ; sheriff , E. D. Davis ; county superintendent , 0. C. Hubbell ; Judge , Wtlllim H. Canfleld ; coroner , Dr. lJ. . Jen sen ; surveyor. D. G. Graft. This'is a strong ticket. Hon. E. J. Halner made an eloquent and convincing argument at the close of the convention , and strong resolutions were adopted with a whoop. The harmony that prevailed Is evidenced by the fact that all nominations were by acclamation , except su perintendent ot schools , for which olllce there wcro two candidates requiring one ballot. The first four named now hold the ofllces to which they are nominated. Mr. Davis filled the of- flco of sheriff for eight successive years prior to ten years ago. CASK OF FRAMC HI.OClvOWI/ . Frit-nil * IIIMM | ( lie In \ot Iiisnmto Save Him from Asylum. LINCOLN , Sept. 28. ( Special. ) The case rf Frank Hlockowiz Is still occupying the atten tion of Judge Cochran. About a week ago Ulockowlz was brought before the Insanity- board on complaint made by members of his family and was ordered ecnt to the asylum. A relative of Dlockowiz has Instituted habeas corpus proceedings ; to get'him from the cus tody of thesheriff. . The testimony of about thirty neighbors tends to show that the man Is not Insane , but has an ungovernable tem per and Is extremely brutal In the govern ment of hli household. The case waa not finished today. The Lincoln Light Infantry gave an open drill and Informal dance last evening In honor ot Miss Stella Thorpe of David City , who hud entertained the company when in camp two weeks ago. There were about fifty couples present last night and the affair was a very pleasant one. Miss Thorpe Is visiting friends In the city for a few days. Coach Robinson of the University of Ne braska foot ball team Is now In the cltyr and will Immediately take up the work of getting a good team In shape for the sea son's contests. The team has already been practicing under the direction ot Captain Shedd. Omaha people at the Lincoln : J. II. Gay- Imrdt , J. A. Eponeter , John A. Krug , A. E. Thacher , Edgar Allen and wife. HAS XO MUHK XKKn OK A IUJSIIAM ) . Ailvrrtlnvs for n Mini anil When tier DelitM Are ll'nlil Dlxi-uril * Him. DAKOTA CITY , Neb. . Sept. 28. ( Special. ) Henry Hrennlck , who for several weeks has been an Inmate of tho" county jail , was yes terday released from custody and returned to his homo near 'Homer ' , 'Hrennlck ' was arrested on complaint of his father-in-law , Joseph Goodnow , charging him with arsaultlng his wife. IJeforo Urennlck's preliminary examination could bo held the commissioners of Insanity Investigated his case ami pronounced htm a fit subject for the Insane asylum and admission was asked for the Norfolk hospital , but lack of room pre vented his entrance. Since then bo has been In Sheriff Uorowsky's euro and receiving medical treatment and has been considered Improved sufficiently to return home. Family troublen were the cause of his derangement. He secured his wife through a matrimonial agency , and ono of the considerations of the marriage agreement was that Hrennlck pay oft a $400 mortgage on the girl's fathcr'a farm , which ho has done , and now his wife and father-in-law are endeavoring to get rid ot him. llrcnnlck Is willing to leavu pio. vldcd ho Is reimbursed for what ho has ex pended. Otherwise he will remain and light It out. 1111,1 , conr is wiMji.vn TO joi.v. liileinlN Id Help MuUeiliroxkii lny nt .ViiHlivllle Hum , LINCOLN , Sept. 28. ( Special Telegram.- ) Govcruor Holcomb and staff are making preparations to go to the Nashville Exposi tion to bo there on "Nebraska day. " which Is October 8. The trip , will bo inufto unless the spread of yellow fever la the south fchould make It Inadvisable. Adjutant Gen eral lUrry wrote to Buffalo Dill , one of the members of the governor's staff , Inviting him to bo with them at the exposition. An an swer has Just been received trom Mr. Cody , who Is now at St. Louis. He says that he will bo nt Nashville on the 7th and Sth with his show , and If the governor and his staff u-ant horses , a baud , regular army soldiers as escorts , or If ho wants the whole show to turn out It Is at his command. He desires to help make Nebraska day a big feature uf the exposition. SulllvuiiVa Xot There. YORK , Neb. , Sept. 28. ( Special. ) The free liver people of York county held a picnic today at lllue River park , McCooI. The at tendance waa uot so large as was expected. Speeches were made by a couple of Imported free silver orators , but Judge Sullivan , the candidate for supreme judge , who waa ex tensively advertised to make r.u address , was not prevent. Oninliii llruUeimiu In Killed , CENTRAL CITY , Neb. . Sept. 28. ( Special Telegram. ) L. W. Fetter of 2556 South Elev enth street , Omaha , a brakeman on the Union Pacltlo Portland special , was run over and killed by the cars here at 2:30 : this mornlug. The body was badly mangled. A coroner's jury rendered a vetdlct of accidental death. SulillerM ifml Olif So7ller Will rmiti. GREENWOOD. Neb. , Sept. 23. ( Special. ) The soldiers , sallora and old settlers will hold a reunion at Coteman'tj park. Green wood , commencing Thursday evening , Oc tober 14 , nnd continuing Friday and Sat * urday. This park Is said to bo the most suitable in the state for such purposes. Cnp- taln T. C. Henry of Fairmont has promised to be present. A largo attendance and good tlmo uro exported. Three compnnlra of United Stnjes troops from Fort Crook have arranged to 'be hsre Thursday morning nt 10:30 : o'clock and camp for the Jay and night. MIM.STKII.S AMSIU.VKD KOIt A YKAH. .Vlt | > "llitlilrlil In ( lie \Vi-Hl VelirilHkil Mi1 III ml I Ml ( 'onferenee. LHXINGTON. Neb. , Sept. 23. Following Is the list of appointments made by the West Nebraska Methodist Episcopal conference for the ensuing year : Holdtego District C. A. Hale , presiding older , Holdrego ; Alma , A. G. Fornian ; Arapa- hoc , N. J. Chrysler ; Axtel , E. I ) . Crlvi > cn ; Atlanta , W. 13. Uncophor ; Dloomlngton , T. II. Dry ; Denver City , M. T. Stlflltv ; Hartley , M. S. Foutch ; Ileiikelm.ui , Douglas Strroter ; llox Elder , to be supplied ; Cambridge , O. R. lleebe ; Culbertson , G. II. Mayfluld ; Danbury and Lebanon , J. t } . Helm ; Franklin , I. W. Dwlre ; Hildrcth nnd Upland , G. P. Trltes ; Hjldrege , II. S. HaywooJ ; Hayes Center , 0. S. Durcs ; Halgler , to bo sullied ; Hcnd- ley , to be supplied ; IndlanoM , W. J. Crago ; Imperial , to bo supplied ; M a , to bo Btiriillod ; McCook , J. A. H-abcon ; Jllnden , C. A. Mastln ; Forman , H. C. Lawyer ; Ox ford , W. J. Doyd ; Orleans , A. Kenworthy ; Palisade , R. D. Robertson ; Rlvcrton nnd Cair bell , A. A. King ; Republican City , to be supplied ; South McCook , to be supplied ; Trentan. E. E. Craven ; Wllcox , E. J. Daven port ; Wauncta , D. C. Hopson ; Wllsonvllle , to bo suryllcd ; O. H. Ilrndford nnd Harry Dolliu left without appointment to attend ono of our schools. Kearney District Erastus Smith , presid ing elder , Kearney ; Ansley and Mnson , W. H. H. Forsyth ; Arcadia and Westcott , Alfred Gilson ; Arnold , C. E. Campbell ; Droken How , W. H. D. Hornaday ; Durwcll nnd VInton , J. F. Webster ; Callitway , Joseph Huckleyr Coznd. D. D. Kcrsyth ; Elmcreek , S. J. Med- llci ; Gibbon , A. W. Coffman ; Gothenburg , John Madely ; Kearney , First church , 11. W. Marsh ; Trinity church.G. F. Cook ; Lexington , D. W. Crane-Lltchneld , M. H. Dellan ; Loup City , W. E. Matthi'ws ; Mern , C. E. Fenton ; New Hope , to DC supplied ; North Loup , N. H. Miles ; Ord , W. E. Hardaway ; Overton , to be supplied ; Pleasant Hill , W. A. Iloucher ; Ravenna , D. F. Rodabaugh ; Ringold. to be supplied ; Sargeant , C. A. Webster ; Shclton , C. C. Wilson ; Sumncr and Miller , G. A. Mc- Ktnlcy ; Thcdford , to 'bo ' supplied ; Walnut Grove , to be supplied ; Wcstorvllle , II. M. Plnckncy. North Platte District James Leonard , pre siding elder. North Platte ; Ilayard , to be supplied ; Hlgsprlng. W. H. Davis ; Drady Island , A. J. Armstrong ; Curtis , E. H. Oou'.d ; Elwood nnd Hertrand , F. T. Horn ; Farnam and Mocrellcld , O. F. Cncsebrn ; Gandy , to be supplied ; Grunt and Elsie , J. H. Derryberry ; Gcrlng , Allen Chamberlain ; Harrlsburg , J. M. Eggers ; Klmlnll. to be supplied ; Lodge Pole and Chappell , O. A. Trabuc ; Mayweed , to be supplied ; North 1'litte , C. C. Snavely ; North Platte circuit , Reuben Randolph ; Oga- Ilala , L. W. Chandler ; Paxton , J. C. De'.l ; Plain view and Keystone , to be supplied ; Rmllugton circuit , to be supplied ; Sldnay , R. S. Moore ; Somerset , to be supplied ; Stcck- vllle , Alonzo Coslet ; Wallace. E. H. Uryunt. E. J. Robinson , mlaslonary In Wyoming ; Ollln E. Smith and R. E. Howard left with out appointment to attend school ; J. G. Ilurlbut , conference evangelist ; A. 1) . Chapln and J. C. DuVal , transferred to Dlack Hills ccnfercnce ; II. F. Peck , traiii-ferrcd to South west Kansas ; n. C. Peck , transferred to East Ohio. .MrH.V1SVKH STHS KOU 1MVOHCK. .Mil-Ken Cruelty KolIiMvliiK n Suit Formerly l.'rouuht l > y Her Hii.slitiiiil. 'FREMONT ' , Sept. 28. ( Special. ) Judge Ma-shall heard the testimony this afternoon In the divorce case of Isabelle Wlsner against William WlFner. The defendant tried to ob tain a dlvorco from the plaintiff last year on the ground ot adultery , but signally failed. The plaintiff .now . alleges cruelly and at tempts to establish It by Introducing evi dence tending to show that her husband hud no cause for bringing his suit and that much of his testimony on the first trial was wil fully false. The defendant claimed In .the caais ho brought that he caught his wtfe in a compromising position at her claim' near Somerset , Neb. , In December , 1S03. She in troduced much testimony this morning to show that ho was not In that vicinity. The defendant was a physician at Hooper. Judge Marshall took the case under advisement. MA.VY STObRX AKT1CM3S LOCATED. Senreli of Farm Premise * Develops u Kleh ilMimt. NEBRASKA CITY , Sept. 28. ( Special. ) Two brothers , William and Wallace Stanley , who bavo been ( arming near Unadllla , In this county , were arrested yesterday upon tbo charge of the theft ot a wagon load of oatsj The premises of the suspected , men were searched and buggies , harness , bicycles , cloth ing and Jewelry to the value of $2,000 wece found secreted. Some jewelry taken from the store of E , Rattmann ot Palmyra Decem ber 27 , 1S9C , waa found and Identified. The men are aged 23 and 25 years and 'bachelors. ' They will be glvea a preliminary hearing next Thursday. ( live n lleeeiillon In Their I'liNtor. YORK , Neb. , Sept. 28. ( Special. ) The members of the Methodist church expressed tholr pleasure at the action of Ulshojt Nlndo In returning Rev. J. W. Stewart to this church for another year by tendering a re ception to the pastor and his wife last evening In the splendid parlors of the new church. A great crowd was present and speeches were made by a number of promi nent men. An excellent musical program was rendered. Crlniliiiil AMNIIIIII CiiHe on Trial. WEST POINT , Neb. . Sept. 28. ( Special. ) The regular fall term of the dUtrlct court opened yesterday afternoon , with Judge Evans on the bench. The afternoon and evenIng - Ing session was occupied In hearing anil argu ing motions and demurrers. Today the jury was empaneled and the trial of Ruben H. Cabnoy of nancroft was commenced. The prison Is charged with statutory as&iult upon Miss Ellen Asploff , a , girl of 10. Fair Will l.llHt Four IJnyM. TECUMSEH , Neb. , Sept. 28. ( Special. ) The annual exhibition of the Johnson County Agricultural and . .Mechanical association will be held for four days , beginning next Mon day , October 1 , on the fair grounds hero. A good program of rates and other spurts has been provided , nnd will be carried out , weather permitting. Secretary Hobb rctjcrts the entries In the various departments a < * coming In lively already. Snlillor Shot In n Dimee Hall. RAPID CITY , S. D. . Sept. 28. ( Special Telegram. ) Corporal Ferris of troop F , Eighth cavalry , was accidentally tthot at Sturgls Saturday nnd died Sunday. He was In a dance hall and was shot by John Henry , who was attempting to quell a disturbance. Henry gave himself up and Is held la jail awaiting examination. Reception ( o the StuiIeii < H. HASTINGS. Sept. 28. ( Special. ) The Christian Endeavor society of the Presby terian church gave a reception to th stu dents of thtt Hastings college last night. The reception was held In the Presbyterian church and was attended by nearly 200 stu dents. It was a very pleasant affair , TeiMimxeli Iliinil Will 1'lliy. TKCUMSEH , Neb. , Sept. 28. ( Special. ) The committee having In charge the Grand Army reunion at Elk Creek , has arranged with the Teoumseh Military band for three days' music , The boys will go down Thurs day morning , and will go prepared to camp out with tile veterans. WnoiIiucMi Plenln ut Syrnuiine. SYRACUSE , Neb , , Sept. 28. ( Special Tele gram. ) The Modern Woodmen of America held u picnic hero today. Delegates were ( iruient from all parts of the county. Attend ance , 2,500 , Speeches were made by lion , C. F. Atklusou of Lincoln , and Hurry Koylson or Nebraska City. Cull u ( iriiiul Jury In Hurt County. TEKAMAH , Neb. , Sept. 28. ( Special. ) The fall terra of district court convened here yeaterday with Judge Fawcett on the bench acd H , M. Wiring , official reporter. A grand ' Jury wag cmpinrltd ani Is now holding forth In the ThomafcUltjf ) , The docket la very ' large , but mosUv/ll'vll / cases. Iluy u Mill nt .Mnrjxvlllr , SURPRISE. Neb. , Sept. IS. ( Special. ) The firm of Mliler IlfoytJrB of this place have Just closed a deal whprfby they become owners of the Marysvllle mill property In Seward county three miles west of Slaplehurst. K. D. Miller will itakq charge the first ot next month. Die * from Hli Injiirlei. DHAUY. NotSlpt. . 2S. ( Special. ) Loyd llutchlnson. the''yfoung man who was struck over the head 't-'rlllhy evening , died Sunday night at 3 o'clock , despite the best medical attendance. Doctors raised the flknll , but the Injuries wcro too severe. Young Rolands Is under arrest. Kor .Mealing Stvcrt I'olnlori. DAKOTA CITY , Neb. . Sept. 23. ( Special. ) Temp Imlny , a resident of South Sioux City , Is serving out an eight-day Jail sen tence Imposed upon him by Judge Rynn , ho having pleaded guilty to stealing sweet pota toes from A. C. Austin the night of August 27. Found ( hi * Stolen llorxo nnil SYRACUSE , Neb. , Sept. 28. ( Special Tele gram. ) The horse and buggy stolen here last Saturday night ha * been 'ound n few miles southwest of Nebraska City. It had been abandoned by the thief. Til ? horses payed ! out. ( ione to Mimliimi for I'oulex. TECUMSEH , Neb. , Sept. 28. ( Special. ) C. H. Halated , J. E. Halsted and 11. U. Iluftum have gone to DUIingi , ilont. , who'e they cx- Cect to buy sover.il carloads of panics for the markets inthis neighborhood. ( 'onllrmn lion nt Kniprxnii , EMERSON. Nqb. , Sept. 2S. ( Special. ) 'Ilishop ' Scannoll of Omaha confirmed a class nf fifty-nine here today. Priests trom Wayne , Jackson and llartlngton were present. A.XXUAI. O.VVAI.llV nOMIM'Vrrt'IO.V. Itoronl of 'KlrNt ' | ) HJ-'H Flrlnu ; at llu- llri'tnnmitnr 'I'lirni'ts , FORT ROBINSON , Neb. , Sept. 28. ( Spec ial. ) Yesterday was the llrst day of the arnual cavalry competition of the Depart ments of Dakota , the I'latte and the Colum bia. The day was qulto warm , with 'bright light Ami a wind varying from medium strong to nothing. The score of the llrat twenty men Is as follows. Oti" Day Name , Hank , Tr'p nnd Iti > Rlm't. InrTVls. Oni'r I It. A. Anderson , prlv. , 11 , 10th cav. . 1S1 1 ' , F. A. I'nlU. prlv. . C. Sth cav 17' ) 2 M. Hainlianf. FKI. , 1) , 6th cavalry ITS : i J. W. Hcniltrron. Ititr. , Ci Slh rnv 177 4 II. V. Wnlli. corii'l. , 1) ) , Dili cav. . ITS D J. Qulnn. priwunt o , htli cavalry. . 171 G I. . M. Hinltli , Ijt. KRt. . K , 10th cav. . 172 7 J. C. I'roctor. 1st. iiRt. . I. Dili rav. 171 S A. If. Davliliuin.-Ut. i-iTt. . II , 4h civ : 171 ! l 0. Lyinan. icrKeiint , A. Sth cav. . US ) 10 J. lliiytr.nnd. iirlv. , A.KM i-avnlry 1GS 11 U Wtlic-nvaM. prlv. . I ) . Sth rntuiry ID'S 12 1)Vltnbles. . ciri'l. | I. Mh ravnlry 16S 13 \V. II. Itny , strReniiU II. Rf. ) cav. , VM II K. W. Mmlon , rcrRpint. K , ! ith c.iv 1C' ! 15 1. F. Orms. coijiornl. . .11.Ifi cav. . Ml 16 I 13. I' . Krleisoti.cnrp'l , , 1C , , 10th c-nv 161 171 It. Honrlchs. l5t FKt. . 'H ; . ( lh i-iv. . K2 IS S. Motley , private. A. 10th cav. . . 1 IS W. T. Clark. L'-t. , A , M.i cu\\i4i > . ltl ! Jo KXTKIITAI.VS : .TIIH OI.I ) SF.TTl.ttlilS. Dinner to Four' Couples ol ° \ f'omitj. IMoneer * . I MARYVILLE. Mo ) , Sept. 2S ( Special. ) | Ward Miller of Mh place entertained four couples of old people nt dinner yesterday who have had much ; to do with shaping the history of Nodaway county. Thsy are Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Kavanautjh , who located In tha county in ISIp ; Mr. and Mrs. Sam T. Kennedy , who cama here In 1ST 0 ; .Mr. and Mrs. William Hlac'fiiman , who came in ! Sj3 , and Mr. rnd Mrs. Lypurgos MIIIarn\vho came. , J in lS59i The sum'of the old people's agca Is 528 .cars , ami the youngest licsldcat of the county In the party has been here ljilrty- ) ' olght years. When Mr.'and Mrs. Kavanau h came to this part of the atate Is vas almost ) a wilderness , and It had not. been greaT.y Improved when Mr. and Mrs. Miller came , thirteen years later. All the , o'.d gentle men have succeeded In becoming well fixed and have retired from active business. HA'llIMSOX WII.I. ACT AS .1H2HIATOH. HIYnrt to Avert 11 Strike on the Chl- cnKO Street Hallway. CHICAGO , Sept. 28. Mayor Harrison has agreed to use his Influence In settling the differences between the Chicago City Railway I company and its employes , In the hope that the threatened strike may ba averted. A committee of street car employes called on the mayor today end urged him to nsslst thorn In bringing about an. amicable adjust ment of the differences between the men and the street railway , company ofilchls. The ] committee told th mayor they w'shed to | avoid a strike If possible. The mayor promIsed - i Ised to ure his Influence and late In the day j Invited President Wheeler , Superintendent UDWCII nnd Attorney Grlnnell of the city ' railway and representatives of the employes' , union to confer1 with him Thursday. Cull II n CIIHP of Sulelilc. | SHEPHERD. Mich. , Sept. 28. The coro- | nor's Jury in the Inquest upon the death ot | Cashier Strublo , who shot himself or was . ' murdered in his bank last month , rendered . a verdlc'l today of aulelde. The verdict was t reached after eighteen hours' deliberation. | It Is a surprise anil disappointment to many , of the people hero and In the surrounding ! country. The farming people crowded the j little village , last night In anticipation of a ! verdict or a disagreement. Yesterday tweet ot the Jurors held to the murder theory , but both were won over to the majority before 1 daylight today. I'orhaps tlio stbvo you linve lins nt vor Klven you satisfaction probably bought tlii ! llrst out ! you seen bettor look arouiiil this tlniL' itntl wlilt ! > your'o nt It come and let us show you Uio Jowt'll there are lilts of stoves but there's only one "the best" uuil Unit's the . .nnvellVo can very easily show wheiv it is sui > trlor ! Wo have an entire line < > ( the Juwcll cook Ktoves anil stud ran-i- ; as well as the Jewell heaters jiroH.v early yet for 'it icirter but you've moi tlmo now to iii\lU ; \ your selection tlun you'll hiivc wliciii-Ks zeni weather. I ! I' A. C.j.u j.u ! > BUILDERS'Jjiihn\VAKE , HEUE. 1514 .Fiat"am St. v n \ < To thwe thfit vVlsh to bo up-to-dato in their seleetloi'o'f.'weddlntf stationery wo offer an exceptfvjlal opportunity Our steel and copper pinto oiiRnivliiK depart ment Is in the hands of an artistic expert - pert and wo arc prepared to furnish you n class of work that cannot be bettered anywhere In the eas't A Iarto anil new stock of the colchratcd Oorham l)2'i ) line sterling silver wear purchased by us especially for wedding gifts now on display never before have we been able to show Hiicli artistic effects In this cele brated ware. C ; S. RAYMOND CO. , Jeweler , 16th and Douglas Sts. CURTAILING BISHOP'S ' POWER Protests Against Present Method of Assign ing Minister * to Ohnrgca , METHODIST CLERGY RISES UP IN ARMS Ill-Ill III Xoiv Yorlt lit Illn- eu-is Memorial ( o the Ceueral CoiifreiniTuUi - Xo Hmllenl Aellon. NEW YORK , Sept. 2S. There w.is n lively dlsciuslon at the last meeting of the metro politan ministers of the Methodist lffnlsrjp.il church over the proposition to curtail the power of the bishops. The subject discussed U ono of the most vital affecting the affairs of the church and It also embrace , ! ths methods resorted to by leading clergymen of the church In getting transfers from one conference to another with a view to bct- tcilng thcnuelves. The evils of the present system assumed an aggravated form at the annual conference of the Now York east conference last ytar , and this was really the cause of the present movement to cur tail tie ! power of the bishops. Ixwl year three of the leading churches In that confer ence , which wore apparently unable to satisfy themselves with the timber near at hand , the terms of tholr pastors having expired , extended calls to men In other parts of the country , end assumed that they would get the men of their choice. Hut tiio united body of ministers of tlu > conference made n vigor ous protest on the ground that the confer ence was already full. The protest was so strong that lllshop Waldcn concluded not to let the three churches referred to have the ministers to whom they had extended "calls.1 The feelIng - Ing that had been stirred up 'In the New York cast conference , which comprises some of the leading churches In the Metropolitan district , had thi > effect , however , of bringing the subject before the entire body ot ministers , and It wan for the purpose ot determining whether It was not possible to correct the evils that the meeting was held. The question was opened by a paper read by Rev. G. It. Thompson of Shelton , Conn. , entitled , "How to Regulate Ministerial Transfers. ' Dr. Thompson did net take any radical stand , but he was Inclined to the opinion that some change was advisable , and ho suggested as a remedy that the presiding elders bo given co-ordln-ite power with the blhop-lii a conference to settle the question as to whether a certain minister from the outside should he allowed to'fill a pulpit when n call was extended to him by any church. . Kurtliprnioru , Mr. Thompson said that the crowding of conferences by the ad- mlssloli of outsiders could bo obviated by providing that no new minister shall be ad mitted unless an old minister leaves and that mi more shall bu admitted than leave the conference In any ono year. It Is con sidered likely that the meeting will result In the drawing up of resolutions , which will bo presented at the general conterncc which convenes next year , recommending certain regulations of the character Indicated by the paper of Mr. Thompson. HriMviiuiNlrris' Convention. DETROIT , Sept. 28. Subjects appertaining k to the advancement of the science and busl- nerd of beer making were learnedly discussed In today's meeting of the nrcwmastera' National association , the speaking being whclly In German. Dr. Max b'clnvarz of New York , editor of the American llrcwor , read a paper on " 1'uro 13eer and the Character of the Ameri can Beverage. " He InsUtcJ that the law proposed in niFny states to establish stand ards of p.urlty of beer and forbidding brewIng - Ing of adulterated lager are besed merely on political rather than pure motives. Compe tition , he contended , was sulllclont to regu late the question of making a pure product. IJr. Schwarz held that a limited substitution of rice and corn for malt In making boor docs not Impair its quality. Or. J. I1. Slcbel of Chicago discufscd "Tho Turpidlty of Heer by Metallic Substances" in a strictly techni cal -manner. HiiriiH Over \Vliole Township. nUKPALO , Wyo. , Sept. 28. C. W. Greene , special r.gent of the general land olllce , who has leeu Investigating the forest fires In this vicinity and aiding the settlers In the work of extinguishing them , reports that the big plney flre Is still blaz'og through In so In accessible a part of tins canyon that It Is Impossible to put It out. The lire has ex- Ipmlprt nvpr an nntirp township of heavy timber andi at least ,1,000.00 feet have been destroyed. A slight snow storm on the 15th had the effect of checking the spread of the flames. Trnlii SlrlUei * n Ilnnilenr. 55ANESVIU..E , O. , Sept. 28. Heavy fog ob scured the track so that a hand car was struck about three miles out by the Inspec tion train of the Musklngum Valley ofliccrs early today and three men were killed and two Injured. They were section men coming Into the city. The dead are : Edward , Davis , Wlnfleld Hal.'cy. William Menefee. The in jured are : George Halsey and John Devoc. CeltlnK Ilenily lo Stnrl Work. CHAMBERLAIN , S. D. , Sept. 28. ( Special. ) J. H. Stevens cf this city has received offi cial notice from the commissioner of Indian affairs at Washington that he has been ap pointed superintendent of construction of the government Indian school soon to be com menced at Rapid City. Will lleliirn lo SIOUX FALLS. S. D. . Sept. 28. ( Special Telegram. ) Moses Harr , wanted at Luverno , Minn , for robbery , was captured here today. Ho confessed and will return without requisi tion. j ! j Tlif SI ! tllf In front of the g'ass in one of our excellent fall suits for business wear , You will be astonished at the price marked on the ticket after admiring the fit l and the style , We have them in all kinds that IHl would be adapted to your wants and preference. For $8,50 we can furnish you with a suit made of Har ris Cassimcrc , a beautiful weave of wool and silky .MJ - * * M threads , black and gray diagonal , a practicable suit till of dust and dirt defying color , finished with hand- padded collar , and lapels , hand worked button-holes , and other little finishings that you would not notice at a glance , but which all help to m ake a suit more satisfactory in wear. It only takes a little judge ii ment and common sense to discover the superiority of our suits over those that are sold about town for im as much and more money. [ [ [ Cor. 14th and Douglas St. Don't you want our Catalogue ? It is free. ffff M.YVOKS 111)1IH\C A CO.VVHXTIOX. AililreNNeN \Veleome ' mill HeNtionseM the 'First ' Hiiliies * In Order. COLUMBUS , O. , Sept. 28. The llrst annual conference of the mayors and councllmcn of the United States , the Cunadas and Mexico was called to order at 11 o'clock till * mom- Ing by Mayor Black of this city , about ICO regularly accredited delegates being present In tln auditorium. The mayor's opening remarks were brief nnd formal , nnd he close 1 by Introducing Governor Bushnell ot Ohio , who delivered the address of welcome. At the close of the governor's welcome Mayor Black presented Mayor C. A. Collier of Atlanta , fij. , who responded for the visit ors 1 na speech glowing with sentiments of patriotism. lie complimented Ohio ipon : tbo aid it extended to Atlanta at the time nt the first Cotton cxu 'ltlon , and clcced with a feeling tribute to the common love of coun try that had called the delegates together. Major Collier's ml dress was received with enthusiastic oipplau'c' . Mayor lllack was made chairman of the convention and Editor Gordon secretary. These oUlccrs are to serve only during the soss'ions of the convention prior to the forma tion of a permanent organization on the clos ing day. A resolution for the appointment ot a com mittee of live to report a plan of organization and nainco of olllecrs for the first year | disclosed the existence of two factions among 1 the delegate- ' one in favor of proceeding to business without any report from a committee on credentials , the other Instating that the ' , meeting could not proceed until an accredited 1 roll of delegates had been approved by a ' . vote ot those present ind claiming to be dele- ' gates. A lively debate ensued and the mat ter was finally compromised by an agreement ] ! i that the chalrnun of each delegation report ' at once to the secretary of the convention ; j ' I that any municipal olllclal vouched for by a chairman bo admitted as a delegate and that the chairman of the convention appoint the committee on orfjinl7.atlon from the roll as thus made up. T > ic original call for this con ference was addressed to mayors and councilmen - men only , but the promoters of the movement , when asked for a copy of the call , did not ' produce It , and this morning's action leaves the gates of the convention wide open for policemen , firemen , city clerks and ward con stables If only the chairman of a delegation vouches for them 'is ' "city officials. " At the afternoon session Chairman Black announced the formulation of permanent or ganization ns follows : Mayors McVli-ar of DCS .Mo I DCS. I'ratt of Minneapolis , Oollyer of Atlanta , Hastings of Niagara Kails , and Councilman Walker nf Trenton. N. J. This committee Is to leport not later than Wednes day night. A careful count made at the after noon scission dleclosed the presence of twenty- fcven nit'ii wearing the olllclal badgesof mayors nnd fifty-one men nnd women with thuso jf councllmen. The number of properly acrreJIte.l delegates fa probably not far from 100. AH yet New York City , Chicago. Brooklyn. I'hl'a- dellilila. Boston , St. Louis and other title * ot that class are without reivescntatlun here Joscih W. Stover of New Yorlt road a V.ipcr on "Tolcgraphlp Systems for the Fa'-lll- tatlon of FlnS and Police Service. " William Brophy. chief electrician of the rliy of Beaten - ton , waa on the program for a paper on " .Modern Coimuiction and Maintenance of Kli-ctrlp Wires and Their Supervision by Municipalities , " but he waa inutile to Oo present , and n substitute read the paper. At the evening session Henry lltyklns ot New Haven , Conn. , reail a paper , "Tha Proper Lighting of City Streets. " Mayor McVicir of DCS Molnea followed with n pre pared paper on "Street Lighting by Contract and by Municipal Ownership. " .Mother * ' A u n u III Cell veil I Inn. CHICAGO. Sept. 28. The fourth annual convocation of mothers convened today. Mrs. J. N. Grouse called the meeting to order and announced "Nature Study and Methods of Opening the Child's Kyir to the Bcnutles of Nature" the subject for the session. Mrs. 'Andrew McLclsh took part In the debate from the standpoint of a mother. Miss Ilortha Payne ns a kindergarten teacher anil Mlsi Klora J. Cook as a primary teacher and Miss Elizabeth Harrison , well known to klmlcr- Kartell followers , also made brief addresses. The sessions will continue tomorrow. llonilH llo .Not Keep Him Hut of .lull. ST. LOUIS , Sept. 28. Kx-I'olIceman John Itledy , the defaulting treasurer of the Pollen Ilellef association , who ban boon missing for three weeks , has surrendered to the author ities. Ho gave hlmsolf up to .1 deputy sheriff by prearrangement , was taken to the resi m dence of Judge Murphy of the court of crim inal correction uid released In bonds of $5,000. Illody's shortage amounts' to J9.000. After Hledy's release by the diputy sheriff ho waa taken into custody by the police and locked up desplto the fact he had given bond. Another car load of pianos Just ro- celvoil them yesterday Sonic of thi'in medium priced pianos in fancy natural wood cases \Ve also have a complete stock of the Kniibc IClmlwll Hallutt it Davis Whitney and Hont/.o pianos \Vu are making special piano prices no\v stock too larno anil inns ! lie reduced the easy tonns wo give help to move them rapidly Some brand new pianos that wo will rent at $ . " > a month no line be.iiiK without a pitino when yon can renter or buy them KO easy. A. HOSPE. Music and Art. 1513 Douglas. The blgxoHt value Drex I * . Slionmnn over offered is our three sole mechan ics' shoe olive color lace with tap solo a full stock calf skin shoo with soles of the very best iitinllty of oak sole li'titliur hundreds of pairs worn li : Omaha rlK'ht now and every wearer highly reconimontlH them If we were to show you this shoo nnd have yon sot the price yourself you'd say It was a ? ! shoo Well that's about what It is but we are the greatest shoo value Klvers In Oinalia that'H why wo only price them al ? 2..r)0. Drexel Shoe Co. , 1419 FAKNAAI STKKI5T. Send for Illustrated catalogue , free. 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