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The Omaha Daily Bee
Is the mowt powprful business
r etter In the weet. because tt ropg
to tbe homea of poor and rich.
For Nebraska Thunderstorms.
Fit Iowa Thunderstorms,
for weather report see g J.
Senate Placet the Tariff at Twenty
Five Centi a Ton After Ex
tended Debate.
Big Decrease
in Fatalities
on Railroads
Chamber Endorses His Fight of Strike
of Postal Employes by Vote
of 454 to 69.
Former Governor of Nebraska Has
Been Called, After Extended
Statistician Thompson Finds Silver
Lining Under Recent Finan
cial Clouds.
Home Bill Had Placed it on the
Free List.
Nebraska and Iowa Senators Vote in
Favor of Free Ore.
Maceration by Mr. Bailer for Ballot
' on Jan 1 la Agreed to by Mr.
Aldrlrh, but Mr. Bever
ld(( Objects.
WASHINGTON. May 13. After a day de
voted to discussing the duty on Iron ore
the senate Just before . adjournment
adopted by a vote of 61 to 24 the recom
mendation from the committee on finance
for a duty of a ccnta per ton on Iron ore.
Tho house had placed the article on the
free llat. while the preaent law levies a
duty on It of 40 cents per ton. In offering
thl vote party Unea were annihilated, an
seventeen democrata voted aye with the re
publicans and twelve republlcana voted
no with the democrata.
After a call of the annate had ahown that
alxty-threo senators were preaent today,
Mr. Rurrows spoke In favor of a duty on
Iron ore a a source of revenue for the
government. The present duty of 40 centa
a ton, which- the commutes propoaca to
reduce to i& cents, Includes, l.e said, a rev
enue of 1:132,000, which would be loet by
placing Iron ore on the free Hat, us pro
posed by the house. '
Reading the atatlstlca of the Iron ore
Industry, Mr. Burruws said that it-was
reasonable to state that at the present
time 66,500 men were employed, receiving
wages amounting to I31.6O0.0W) In the pro
duction of Iron ore, which Industry, he
said, It waa now proposed to open up to
the competition of the world.
Mr. Burrows reud a description of ex
tensive Iron ore deposits In Cuba, which, ho
said, belonged to the Pennsylvania Steel
company. Tiiut body of ore on the north
cc a i of Cuba, he said, wus larger than
the Iron ore deposits of tha Lake Superior
region and all conditions were favorable
to placing that ore on the market at a
cheap cost.
Urunn la Inquisitive.
"Vthat is the rolaUou of this Pennsyl
vania Steel company tu the United States
bteel corporation?" asked Mr. Brown of
''J'hat s not material," replied Mr. Bur
rows, "It will appear later."
' "It seems u -liu to be very material."
' ia,l air." itrow'h. '.,".,"' " "
Senator Cummins aaid he understood the
Cuban ore could not bo taken west of tho
Aileglitnlus on account of the freight rates.
Mr. Burrows stated thut from the lake
region to l'ittstmrg the freight rale was
a ton, while from Cuba to Pluaburg
thj i ale wus a ton.
yuotlng flum advance proof sheets of tbe
next annual report of the geological survey,
Mr, Burrows said there are now In avail
able oia in the United Stales 3,iiC0,000,0IM
tons of hlgn-grade ore, while In Michigan,
Minnesota and Wisconsin there were pf
lower grade ores Dial would be available
sad are now useful 72,(oo,uio,uuo tons, making
7D,6OO,Wi,0lO tons, in addition to which It Is
estimated that the Cuban deposits of high
grade oi e amount to 1.57ti.ub,iM tons.
Ore Will Laat Several Ages.
Speaking on thu baais uf the facia, he
"The senator from South Dakota yester
day told ua that our Iron ore deposits would
be exhausted in thirty years, but accord
ing to the statement of thu geological sur
vey at the rate of consumption now going
on the lion ore of these three states will
last a little over VM years, so that I think
we need not concern ourselves about the
txhauktlon of tneie products 6.010 years
lit presented petitions from bodies of
iron oie miners In Michigan und elsewhere
protesting against the withdrawal cf th
' duty on Iron ore.
Mr. Rayner read from a statement of
Representative 1'ayne in the house in de
fense of the action of the Ways and means
committee in plai li.g Iron ore on the truj
list and reiilniKed lo the repuollcan side
of the chamber:
"I gin here protecting Mr. Payne from
the republicans of the senate."
Later Mr. Smith said Mr. Schwab owned
mora Iron ore properly in Cuba than any
body else and that consequently tree Iron
ore would give him a fine bjnus on his
property lUre.
Mouey on Iteveaae.
"I am for revenue," declared Mr. Money,
who Is a minority member of the tlnunce
lie Introduced a statement giving the
total value of products and tha total wages
en.U'iing into each under eai.h of the sched
ules of the bi!i. He said ha presented the
statement particularly because of Us being
on thu lion scheuule in which the labor
represents KO.s per cent.
"This bill does not tarry revenue
anough," he said. "1 am of the opinion that
tha expenditures of the government can
not be leduced and 1 will venture to pre
dict that tha next supply bills. Instead
of carrying l,a.u,0uu Wlll amount t0
Sl.lOO.uuu.uw.' 1 am one man. at lraat. who
Is for the United Slates of America and
not for tiie consumer."
Mr. Money said he believed that the in
creased rates on iron proposed by the
finance committee were necessary to pro
duce sufilctciit revenues.
Mr. Mouoy had read a circular calling
upon people to write letters to seimtusa
asking for free hides und to request others
to do so and characterized tha system aa
"an endless prayer business."
"Now if the people would get together
on free hldts. free leather and free enoea.
lumping them all together, I might stand
for that program," said ttlr. Money.
Looking; Toward Vote,
Mr. B-dley asked Mr. Aldrlch If be would
agree for a time for vota on the Income
Mr. Aldrlch In reply asked Mr. Bailey
whether he would extend agreement to In
clude a time for voting upon the bill and
Us amendments. Mr. Bailey prupoaed a
vota on the Income tag amendment nest
(Coatliiutd ob Second Page.)
CHICAGO, Mav 13. There waa a silver
lining tinder the financial clouds of 1W7-0S
In th form of a remarkable decrease In
the number of railroad fatalltlea, accord
ing to a special report made public today
by Slawson Thompson, editor of Bureau
of Railway News and Statlstlca. The re
port, which Is based on statistics of tho
Interstate1 Commerce commission, says:
"There were 1.932 fewer fatalities to pas
sengers and employee In railway accidents
during the calendar year W than in 1M.
Comparing the returns of iW with those
of the fiscal year l!W-7, the decrease In
fatalities was even more gratifying, being
1.173. or 43.4 per cent. Of these the de
cream In passVngera killed was from 570
to 2M, or nearly 48.8 per cent, and In em
ployes from 4,430 to 2X35, or 4S per cent "
Fatalities to passengers In train acci
dents decreased 70 per cent In the calendar
year 19"S, ni compared with the fiscal
year 19CH1-7. and 51 per cent amonrr em
ployee hurt In the same class of accidents.
This decrease among employes Is qualified
by the fct that during the panic their
ranks were reduced by 15 per cent "laying
"All things considered," the report con
tinues, "the conclusion Is unavoidable that
the marked dimunltlon In fatalities In 1908
was due almost entirely to the recession
In freight traffic, which took the strain
off every department of service and sub
stituted orderly observance of rules by
passenger and employes for the violation
In tha feverish rush of prosperity that
culminated In October, 1907. Uke condi
tions produced like results before and after
the panic of 1898."
Mr. Thompson notes that the railroads
of Great Britain went through the year
1808 without killing a slnglo passenger In
a train accident.
is Found-Guilty
Charles E. Nord, Who Made Love to
Many Women and Robbed Them,
Draws Five Years.
KANSAS CITT. Mo., May 13. Charls
F. Nord, a real estate broker, accused of
winning the love of a number of women
In various cities including New York and
Chicago, 'and Inducing them to part with
their money, waa today aentenced to five
years In the penitentiary. He was
charged with obtaining money under false
pretenses from Mrs. Carrie Hamilton, a
mlllier, formerly of Frankfort. Kari.,
by making false pretenses. The sen
tence Imposed by Judge Latshaw waa the
maximum penalty.
When Nord was arrested glowing letters,
addressed to him from women In a dozen
different states reaching from New York
to New Mexico, were found In his trunk.
In almost every Instance the writer be
tween words of love spoke of money ad
vanced to Nord and of deals which he was
supposed to be -conducting for them. Many
of the letters were published. Then num
bers of the women worte the local author
ities denouncing Nord and asserting that
he had not dealt squarely with them In
mat less of love as well aa of money.
Thejrharge on which Nord Is being tried
Is that preferred by Mrs. Carrie Hamil
ton, a milliner formerly of Frankfort, Kan.
Mrs. Hamilton today testified that Nord
had persuaded her to sell her home and
her millinery store, giving the proceeds to
him for 'nvestment In a food preserving
company In which he said he was Inter
ested. "I never received the stock," said
Mrs. Hamilton, "and afterwards I, learned
that no such company ever existed."
Acta aa Cosh ton for Head When She
la Thrown from A o to
mobile. JACKSON. Mich.. May IS. A large "rat"
In her hair saved the life of Mrs. Richard
Frost In an automobile accident here to
day. Mrs. Frost and her baby were both
thrown from the machine when It collided
with a telephone pole. Mrs. Frost struck
on her head with such force that hairpins
were driven into her scalp.
At the hospital the surgeons who at
tended her said the "rat" saved her head
from being cruahed. Tha baby waa In
jured about the head.
Motor Cora t'sed In Chlcaajo to
Overcome Strike Condi
tions. CHICAGO, Ma 13. An automobile
funeral was a departure from the routine
here today, due to the strike of cab and
carriage drlvcra.
Farmers' Union Will
Construct Warehouses
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 11 A plan to
! construct a chain of warehouses in the
grain-producing territory for the purpose
of holding wheat for high prices was en
dorsed here today by tho mass meeting
of the grain growers and cattle growers
branch of the National Farmers' union.
It la believed by delegatea In attendance
that farmara by next season will be pre
pared to handle a large per cent of their
crops In this way.
At the Invitation of the American So
ciety of Equity the farmers also promised
to co-operate with that organization. Theo
dore G. Nelson, national organizer of the
Equity society, addressed the meeting.
The report of the committee on resolu
tions, which was adopted, urges opposition
to legislation which alma to control rail
road rates by Ignoring states' rights In
the matter and endorses the efforts of
oongressmen to secure appropriations for
agricultural school. The use of cotton
In the manufacture of twine, rape, eaiks
and other articles In common use la also
endorsed. It waa stated in the meeting
that SOiOOurt more balls of .cotton would
be consumed If manufacturers Wuuld use
Trouble Starts When Socialists Are
Charged with Being Reactionaries.
Leaders Predict that Today Will
Show Big Increase.
Leas Than One-Tenth of Employes
In l'arla and Department
of the Seine Are
PARIS, May 13. The turbulent session of
the chamber of deputies today ended In
a signal victory for Premier Clemenceau
when the government's policy with regard
to the postal strike waa emphatically en
dorsed by a vote of 464 to 59, Including the
government's insistence that postal em
ployes and other functionaries have no
right to strike. Immediately afterward
the chamber paased a vote of general con
fidence in the government. 350 to 159.
The strikers received the chamber's re
buke with a shrug of the shoulders, de
claring that It only served to bind closer
their forces, which would soon startle the
country by the big Increase and a rapid
extension of the general movement. On the
other hand, it is intimated that the gov
ernment I as other plans In view to offi
cial any serious growth of the strike.
Up to midnight there was no change In
the situation. If anything It was In the
direction of a weakening of the strike sen
timent. The general conviction Is that if
tho movement does not make vast strides
tomorrow it Is almost certain of complete
M. Bnrthou. the minister of public works,
posts and telegraphs, asserted during the
debate that only 2.3B7 out of S4,2f6 postal
employes In, Farls and the deportment of
the Seine are out and that conditions In
the provinces were even better.
Premier Clemenceau, In a typical epi
grammatic speech, coolly concluded the
exciting session with the declaration that
It was) merely a case where France must
choose between revolutions on the one
hand end progressive evolution on the
other, or between work under republican
law and order and a spirit of adventure
calculated to disorganize and rend the
Wild Scenes In Chamber.
Thore were wild scenes In the chamber
of deputies this afternoon when the gov
ernment asked for a vote of confidence on
the attitude assumed by It in the strike of
the grvenment mptoes. jj. Pembnt nud
M. Jaures warmly defended the stand
taken by the postmen, and the latter de
clared that the battle which had begun
would not end until the functionaries were
possessed of the same "syndicate" rights
as private workmen. He charged that for
years a parliamentary majority had en
couraged "syndicalism."
M. Combrouse, radical republican, Inter
vened and virtually charged the socialists
with being the tools of the reactionaries.
He declared specifically that M. Morel owed
his aeat to the Duke D'l'zes. Instantly
the. chamber waa In an uproar. M. Morel
tried In vain to make himself heard and
M. Brlsson, president of the chamber,
clapped his hat on his head as a elgn that
the session was closed.
The tumult, however, continued. The
socialists began singing the "Internation
ale," to which M. Baudry D'Asson and his
royalist colleagues, standing on chairs, re
plied by singing "Vive Henry IV."
Finally the public and the press galleries
were cleared, but there was frantic de
lirium both Inside and out of the Cham
ber of Deputies. Outside in the corridors
several persons who raised the cry "Vive
Le Rol," were almost mobbed. Premier
Clemenceau finally had D'Asson ejected
and ordered the ateps to the tribune closod.
Service Nearly Normal.
The number of striking government
employes showed no appreciable In
crease this morning. The services are
I ormal, and at some places, notably Bor
deaux, the telegraphers who went out yes
terday, have returned to their posts. The
concerted efforts of the strikers stationed
at various bureaus In Paris to induce their
comrades to Join the movement, have been
wltlrout effect The authorities are con
fident the strike will be over In a few
days. On the other hand, the leaders of
the strike claim that the government la
"bluffing" and that Its figures regarding
the number of men are ridiculous. They
declare the movement will extend rapidly
and that the General Federation of Labor
will aoon make a dramatic appearance on
the scene.
Dlea on Wedding; Tour.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. May 13. News has
been received here of the death In Ceylon,
India, May 4, of William Kurts Johnson,
Yale '08, manager of the Yale crew that
year. Mr. Johnson died from heart failure.
He waa on a wedding tour.
the cotton of the south Instead of Import
ing Jute from the Philippines. National
l-Crrganlzer Nelson of the Equity association
In Ills address told of the comprehensive
plans of that organization.
"The object sought by the members of
the grain growers' department this year,"
said he, "Is much the same as the purpose
for which this convention .has been called
by the Farmers' union. By collective mar
keting the members of the society will aell
their grain to the millers and export prod
ucts will be aold dlreet to the English and
Scottish wholesale co-operative societies of
Great Britain. In this way we will pass
crops by the speculator and be our own
middleman. By getting for themselves the
profits which go to the speculator and
the middleman, the grain growers will,
no matter whether the price be high or low,
get a greater Income from the aale of
their cropa, without corresponding increase
In cost of bread to the consumers."
D. J. Nell of Forth Worth, Tex., presi
dent of the State union, warned farmers
to prepare for aggressive action against
Greedy wheal operators of Chicago and
New York.
From the Minneapolis Journal.
Commissioner Clark Hands Out a
Decision Against Kawville.
Interstate Commissioner Sets Ont
Doetrlne that Distance Alone aa
Measure of Rates Wonld
. Be Clearly t'njaat.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May 13. -Interstate Com
merce Commissions Clark, In an opinion
handed down today, dismissed the com
plaint of the Kansas City transportation
bureau of the Commercial club against
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Kail
way company and others.
In the opinion rendered tcday Commis
sioner Clark says: "Proportional rates on
grain coming from beyond the Missouri
river are the same to Mississippi river
crossings from Omaha and from Kansas
City via all lines. Proportional rates on
grain from Omaha to Cairo and other
Ohio river crossings, to Mimphls, to Caro
lina territory, and to New Orleans. Gal
veston and other gulf porta, for expert,
are a cent per 100 pounds higher than from
Kansas City. Qnniplalror.t, representing
grain dealers at Kansas City, alleges that
this adjustment Is unjustly discriminatory
against Kansas City, In that It does not
give full recognition of the shorter dis
tance from Kansas City to St. Louis and
points southeast therocf.
"In a case of this kind there must be
an examination and consideration of the
entire rate from print of production to
ultimate destination. It Is not sufficient
to consider ratea to an intermediate mar
ket, nor aWne the ratea from such market.
If the question of discrimination between
such marketa Is to be determined.
"Adoption of distance alone as the meas
ure of rates from points of origin to the
primary market would necessarily result
In a clear division of territory between
marketa and would be destructive of com
petition in most of that territory. It would
destroy the long-established adjustment
which places Missouri river crossings on
a parity in both Inbound and outbound
rates on traffic generally. Giving to Kan
sas City all the advantage that could come
to It ff'tn mileage adjustment would give
it a monopoly of territory In which Omaha
now freely competes with Kansas City,
and the application of the aame rule to
Omaha would give It exclusively a pur
chasing power In territory In which Kan
saa City now competea with Omaha cn
equal terms."
Mima I'ore Food Hill.
HARRIHBURG. Pa., May la. Governor
Stuart today signed the pure food bill
which waa the object of one of the bitterest
contests of the recent !enlslature. In a
general way the bill makes the federal
food law the law In this state.
Everything on the
want ad pages from
pianos to poultry.
Speaking or pianos.
some of our big piano firms
tell about their best bargains
on the want-ad page under the
head of "Offered for Sale
Pianos." They know that want-ad readers
look (or real bargains there. Often
they, or other people, hav allgbUy
aged piano, too. that may be
bought (or a (raet'.on o( what a new
ne would ooet.
Ilave you looked at the Be
want ads et today t
Saloon to Open
in Des Moines
Patrons Will Also Be Urged to Buy
Buttermilk and . Other Soft
Drinks Instead of Liquor,
DES MOINEfl. Ia., May 13. The first
anti-treatlng saloon. In the United States
will be opened here May 22. Permit to
open was granted tonight to A. 8. Klrk
hart of Des Moines, who controls fifteen
local saloons and who declares that If the
venture proves a success he will install
the same system In all of the others.
Klrkhart's plan goes Bishop Potter one
better In that treating will not be toler
ated. Clerks In charge will Induce drink
era to accept a substitute for liquor In the
form of buttermilk, sweet milk, tea, cof
fee, and other soft drinks. The liquor
habit will be discouraged as far as possible
in harmony with the Ideas laid down by
the owa temperance forces.
Convention of Order Refnsee to Re
move Headquarter After
Extended Debate.
BOSTON, May 13. Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
will continue to be the headquarters of
the Grand Division of the Order of Rail-,
way Conductors.
Although strong pleas were made at to
day's session In behalf of the Indiana city,
they could not induce the convention to
move the general offices. James H. T re
win, chairman of the Iowa Board of Edu
cation, and J. II. Grimm of Cedar Rapids
upheld the Interests of that place.
No other business was transacted, the
delegates for the remainder of the day
being guests of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Firemen.
President Taft Haa Plan tor Central
ising; Pnrrhase of Supplies for
Depa rtmenta.
WASHINGTON, May 18. Government
ownership of an Ice plant In the city of
Washington Is contemplated In a plan
which President Taft has under considera
tion for centralising the purcnase of sup
plies for all of the government depart
ments. It Is believed the government will secure
better value by advertising for bids. It
Is said the so-called Ice combine has here
tofore been able to fix prices aa It pleased.
Budget Idea Brings New
Sense of National Economy
NEW YORK, March 13. "The comple
tion of a tariff bill aatiaractory to the
people of tho country will bring to the
L'nled Slates a reaaonable, rational, and,
we hope, a permanent prosperity," said
Franklin MacVeagh. secretary of the treas
ury, tonight at a private dinner given at
the Union I.eague club In hla honor , by
George S. Terry, assistant treasurer of the
United States, at New York. The gueata
Included thirty bank presidents and repre
sentatives of the larger banking Institutions
of New York City.
"From the point of view of the secre
tary of the treasury," said Mr. MacVeagh,
"(he business situation throughout the
country la favorable. We are not worry
ing about the deficit. The main question
Is perhaps, will the new tariff answer
the expectations of the people?
"The administration Is approaching the
question of currency, banking and treas
ury reforms with an Open mind and with
a hospitality toward the suggestions of
bankers and othera wno know the situa
tion. One thing the t.ew administration
haa already accomplished und from tha
paiat of view of my department I regard
Officers of Nodaway County, Mis
souri, Take Them In.
Old Deal of l.aat Fall Led to Arreata,
and the Missouri Officers Also
Are Seeking; Sam l.nUren
aon with a. Warrant.
MARYVH-LE, Mo. May 13. (Special Tel
egram.) James Griffin of Council Bluffa
waa arrested here last night on a techni
cal charge of gambling. Sheriff Tllson of
thla (Nodaway) county Is of the opinion
that (griffin and Fred Smith, arrested here
Monday night, are members of tiie May
bray gang. One is the same man who had
charge of the Maybray fake race horae
at the time It was quartered here last
fall and while the gang were making this
town their headquarters., employed a force
of stenographers and piloted the pair in
their dealings here. They went to Picker
ing, Mo., six miles from Maryvllle, on May
8 and purchased a team of mulea from
George Ripley. Of the -purchase price of
S1H6 only $50 waa paid down. Ripley was to
deliver the animals at Pickering the next
rfnornlng, Sunday. The pair left some fine
whisky with Ripley and he was Intoxicated
when he went to town on Sunday morning.
He wes accompanied by his wife. Griffin
and Smith lured him into a poker game
In the brick yards and took P from him.
Mrs. Ripley raided the game at this time
and slapped Smith over. Her husband had
fled during the onslaught on Smith. Mrs.
Ripley then secured the young team of
mules and drove back to the farm. Smith
and Griffin then replevlned the team, but
Ripley put up an Indemnifying bond for
them and still has the money In his poa
aesslon. ,
Smith was arrested here Monday night,
and the Maybray gang tout in trying io
secure bond for Smith gave away the 'de
tails of a similar game which w is playvd
on Alvln Abbott of Elmo, near here. In
the case of Abbott the gang secured the
$150 they had paid him for the team, two
checks for liVi each and one for $15. Ab
bott stopped payment on one of the yiM
checks, which were made out to Sam Law
renaon of Council Bluffa, and by him en
dorsed and cashed. Warrants and extra
dition papers are out for Lawrenson. Smith
waa held here . in the hope that Griffin
would come hack to go on hla bonds.
Griffin did ao and as he stepped from the
Wabash train here laat night he was ar
rested. He had 12.000 on his person at the
time. He was required to give an SSfO
cash bond for the release of himself and
Smith. Both then left for Council Bluffs.
The bond required Is the heaviest that can
be exacted In a gambling case In Missouri.
It aa the moat Important movement In
many years. ' I refer to President Taft's
action In Introducing the Idea of a sys
tematic balances 'budget.' Heretofore the
estimates of the various departments have
to a great extent been compelled to stand
alone and unrelated. The secretaries have
made out their estimates separately and
there has been little or no attempt to co
relate them. In Mr. Taft 'a cabinet the
secretaries will present their estimates and
these will be studied and overhauled with
a view to the amount of revenue available
and with regard to the comparative ne
cessities of the different departments.
"In congress, too, the idea of a budget
and of the study of the government ex
penditures and revenues as mutually re
lated has taken form, as shown in the
senate's action In creating a committee
on expenditures which will bring together
the estlmatrvI revenues and the estimated
expenditure and will decide whether the
Imposition of additional taxea la neces
sary. The 'budget' Idea will bring about
a new sense of national ecoromy and of
the need of Intelligent and systematic
Had Passed the Biblical Term of
Years by Five.
Mechanic and School Teacher, Cap
tain and Magistrate.
Bnrlal Mill Be at Calhoun, In the
Family riot, Where Mrs. Cronaae
Was Burled Many Years
Former Governor Iorenio Crounse died
on tho stroke of midnight Thursday. He
had been 111 for a 1 ng time, and at dif
ferent periods of his Illness had seemed '
on the verge of denth, but had rallied In
rather remarkable fashion. For the last
few days the former governor has been
falling rapidly, and hope of recovery wna
practically abandoned early In the week.
Most of Weinesday and all of Thursday
Mr. Crounse was In a state of coma, with
occasional moments of consciousness.
Lorenxo Crounse was born at Sharon, In
Schoharie county, N. Y., January 27, 18.14.
of German descent, both his grandparents
being born across the water. He was tha
youngest of seven children, and when n
boy worked In hla father's tannery. He
waa educated In the common schools and
attended two terms at -the New York Con
ference seminary, teaching school In tha
winter, to earn money for his expenses
during th summr tmis. ,
liaised Battery for War.
When 21 years of ago he began the study
of law and was admitted to the bar In 1857,
at Ft. Plain. Montgomery county, N. Y.,
opening an office In that town, where he
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liintiiufu until HIV ui'iuviiiei uui ul ,111;
civil war, when he raised nt Ft. Plain
Battery K, First regiment. New York
Ught artillery, being chosen captain of
the company. He served four years and
was engaged In several battles, being se
verely wounded while holding Beverly's;
ford on the Rappahannock river. When
partially recovered he resigned hla com
mand and In IStit moved to Nebraska, set
tling at Rulo, In Richardson county.
In the election In October of. that year
the future governor of ' his state waa
chosen as one of the county's represents.- ,
lives In the territorial legislature. Two
years later ne waa appoinien a memoer
of the committees on Judiciary, revision
of the statutes, and to draft a constltu
tlou to be submitted to the voters of t:,e
territory a the next election. In October,
he was elocted a justice of the su
preme court, being nominated by unani
mous vote In the republican atate con
vention held In Plnttsmoiith. He assumed
this office In March, 1IW, when the atate
was admitted, and served a term of six
years, and was assigned to the third, or
northern district, comprising all the atate t
north of tho Platte river excepting the
counties of Douglua and S:irpy.
Twice In Congress.
Governor Crounse declined a renomlnatlon
to tho bench at tho expiration of his Ju
dicial term, but In 1872 was nominated on
the third ballot In atate convention for
member of the lower house of congress.
He waa elected that fall against Genera!
Silas A. Strickland and John Taffe, receiv
ing 17,W0 of the 27,500 votes cast. He wa
re-elected to congress In 1S74, but In 1876
was defeated for the senate.
At the close of his congressional cam
paign, Mr. Crounse took up his abode on
a farm In Washington county and In 1ST
waa appointed Internal revenue collector
for Nebraska by President Hayes. Twelve
years later President Harrlaon appointed
him assistant secretary of the treasury.
In 1S92 the republican party nominated
Mr. Crounse for governor, against his de
sire, and in the election that fall he Won
by a majority of about lo.ono votea over J.
Sterling Morton, the democratic nominee,
and Oeneral Charlea H. Van Wyck, the
populist nominee. He was Inaugurated on
January 8. ISM, and served one term, re
fusing a renoniinatlon In lfc94 through the
medium of a letter to the public. ,
Becoming a private citizen once more,
the former governor resided on his farm
In Washington .county until 1900, when he
waa nominated! and elected a member of
the state senate, which body came near
electing nlm to the United Statea senate to
fill out the unexpired term caused by the
death of Senator Hayward.
Governor Crounse waa married to Miss
Mary R. Griffith- In 1S),o and to this union
one son and hree daughters were born:
William G., Jessie, Gretchen and Mario.
The eldest daughter la now Mrs. Gilbert
M. Hitchcock. Mra. Crounse died In 1882.
The funeral, for which the time has hot
yet been set, will b held In Omaha. Burial,
however, will e at Calhoun In the fnmlly
burial lot, where Mrs. Crounse was laid
many years ago;.
Lyman L. Bryson
Wins $100 Prize
Omaha Student at Michigan is Given
First Place in Poetical Com
DETROIT, May IS. (Special Telegram.)
Lyman 1 Biyson, a Junior "lit" at the
University of Michigan, and living at Om
aha, haa been awarded the Nelson Flell
poetry priie of INK) for a hundred line
poem In blank verse entitled "Andreas
Morning." v
The prise It the gift of Nelson Field, a
prominent University of Michigan alumnua.
There were more than a dozen students
contesting for the piiie, but the Omaha
man waa awarded the prize, with D. Wilson
of Flint a cloae second.
Mr. Bryaon graduated from the Omaha
High school In 1A and la now In his
third year at Michigan. While at school
here he was considered one of tbe beat
school debuters In the state. He haa spent
the laat two summer vacation as a re
porter aa TLe ,

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