Beatrice Daily Sun, January 29, 1913

Beatrice Daily Sun

January 29, 1913

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Beatrice Daily Sun (Newspaper) - January 29, 1913, Beatrice, Nebraska A STRICTLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER BEATRICE DAILY SUN. DEVOTED TO BEATRICE AND VICINITY «■--— _____— ——............... IF YOU DON T SEE IT IN THE SUN, IT DIDN’T HAPPEN VOL. XI rn BEATRICE, NEB., WEDNESDAY MORNING, JAN. 20, 1913 No. 175 PARDE ESTATE BRINGS BIG SUM Beld at Referee’s Sale Yesterday to Five Parties for $52,540. AVERAGED $93.82 AN ACRE Biggest Sale of the Kind Consummated in Gage County for Some Time. One of the biggest land sales made in Gage county in some time was consummated yesterday at the court house when the ll eye I*. Panic estate of AGD acres located in Hanover and Hooker townahipa was sold by B. F. Siclkrs. referee, fur $.72,540 to five residents of this county. The land averaged $93 *2 per acre, and quite a number of farmers from Pickled. Pi Hey. Adams and tother places in tile county Were in attendance many of whom hid on the land. The attorneys in the case Were Terry & Motlier, mid those interested are of the opinion that tin* land. whieh in dudes sonu* of the best farms in Kluge county, sold very well. Following is a list i*!' those who purchased the big estate; John T. Jurgens bought lie-north half id' the northwest quarter .'hi. 5, 7, for $6,9G0. John NY1. Duitsman bought tho northeast quarter SRI, 5, 8, for $15,100. William II Pardo purchased the north half of the northwest quai* lei- :tt 5. s for $8,280, The old home place comprising the southwest quarter ol 25. 5, 7. v as sold to Tut ter Parde, widow of the late 11 eye Parde. for $17. I NNI Peter II. Parde purchased tho north half of the southeast quarter 25, 5, 7, for $5,200. All the purchasers of the land are substantial German residents of Gage county, and the prices paid by them show that they have all the confidence in the world in this section ol the state ms a farming community. who are soon to locate in Deuel county, arid .Mr. and Mrs. I, (' .Sherrill, who will soon move to Lincoln to make their home. About one hundred guests were iii attendance. A good program was rendered after which refreshments were nerved. As Mrs Wilson aud Mrs: Sherrill are members of the aid society they were remembered with soul nice presents. The affair vs as a Very enjoyable one, and expressions of regret were heard on every hand over the removal of these estimable people from (Iago county. CITY TO INSTALL WATER METERS Commissioners Take Up Work Where Left Off 250 of 1200 Consumers Have Meters. PRESENT SYSTEM WASTEFUL Between 1,500,000 and 2,000,000 Gallons of Water Being Pumped Daily. CONGREGATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFERENCE The Sunday school conference of the Congregational church for tins district, which includes the towns of Beatrice, Cortland, Clatonia, Shickley, Liberty and others in this section of the state. was held yesterday afternoon and last evening at tho Congregational church with about fifteen dc gates in attendance. Dr. O’Brien of Kansas City and Dr. Buell of Grand Island, who have charge of the conferences in this slate, gave addresses at both sessions along Sunday school lines. The afternoon session was devoted to the discussion of gen oral Sunday school work, and tin explanation by Dr. O'Brien of tin* state-wide contest for a loving cup, banner and pennant. Dr. O’Brien began addressing the meetings at Franklin two weeks ago, and since that time bas addressed ten of them. Among the delegates who attended the conference yesterday .Were Revs. Packard and Gilmore of Liberty; Rev. Mr- La Bar, Ray Cooper, Mrs. nutter and Mr. Carpenter of Cortland; Mrs. Hoake of Shickley. TWO COUPLES GIVEN FAREWELL RECEPTION HOW ABOUT YOUR GAS RATES AND SERVICE? The Gage County Gas Light and Power company is planning to take a referendum vote of its consumers upon questions in-* voiced in tile litigation now pending before the federal court af Lincoln. Gas consumers " ill he asked to a HSWI r questions as to their salts-f act km with rates charged and j service rendered, ll is the belie;' j'1111 of the inanageinetit that there is not, on tin- part of the people who use gas, a demand for a reduction in rates The consumers have been paying their hills, aud protests are except burnt and not t lorn lo. It is the company's theory that the litigation brought bv the city about a year ago was not in re »|H»nse to a popular demand, but rather in response to an itching for a lawsuit in certain quarters. There is a likelihood that the ease will be brought to trial within a short time and tin* attitude of consumers in the matter will no doubt have an influence. ANNUAL MEETING OF MEDICAL SOCIETY DIVORCE CASE BEING WARMLY CONTESTED CICI im The II. I. F. aid society of the Union church east of the city last evening gave a farewell reception for Mr. and Mrs. Nels .Wilson, A meeting of tin* Gage County Medical Society was held at the armory at Wymore yesterday al fermion. The meeting was well attended by the medics of the county. Dr. <’ (\ Oaf ford of Wymore read a paper on “Fracture of tin* Femur,” and “Personal Experiences with Sore Throats,” was the silbqjeef of a paper read by Dr, S. 1*3. Yoder of Wymore. Dr. C. P. Fall inv Red the members of the society to meet at his home in this city, April I. to celebrate the twenty fifth ammer sa iv of his arrival here. The officers chosen for tin* en suing year arc: President—Dr. J. I. McGirr at rice. Vice president Dr. P. Ii. lespie, Wymore. Secretary treasurer Dr. I Penner, Beatrice. Tin- board of censors are; (\ (’. Gallon! of Wymore, Schooling of Blin* Springs Dr. Barble of Barncstou. At the meeting of the city commissioners yesterday afternoon it was decided that tin* water meters should be installed without further delay. Commissioner Field reported that about two hundred fifty meters have been put in. whereas the city has twelve hun dred consumers and nine hundred fifty meters are of) hand. Tin- meters are put in at actual cost, $7.50 for the meter and a charge for installation. The amount paid in for the 2»0 which are already installed is only $sO0, the city will at once begin J collecting the balance due aud J turn it over to the manufact lifer. The iio-nieter system has caused a great waste of water. During the extreme cold weather, tic amount of water pumped ran as high as two million gallons in a 'lay. This is far beyond actual needs, and imposes a heavy harden of expense upon the city'. Fire Chief’s Annual Report. Chief Wuelke reported upon the work of his department for the past year, ending December ii. I Pl 2. Most of the fires were extinguished by use of the chemical engine. Since tin* policy was adopted last October of blowing the fire whistle only for serious emergencies, the somber voice of the alarm    has been    silent. The chief s report follows: Number of    fire* .......  .,,42 Number of feet of bose    laid .....8950 No. gallon!    chemicals    used.......48" No. feet chemical bose used.....] HOO Distance to and from fires, 43Vfc niile.-- Tinift at fires.........  24    hour!    J    against    him    by Value of buildings Involved. ,.$63,4*»o Value of contents involved Total . Insurance Insurance on buildings. on contents.. . 22,x?»* ISG,330 $25,47" . 14,(KHI The divorce ease of Untherim Put Ii ast against David Pot hast began yesterday morning in dis trie I court, and is being bitterly fought. The parties of the suit re •side near Cortland and the court room was crowded all day* with people from that vicinity. About two dozen witnesses will be called. Mrs. Pot hast was on the stand all morning and testified that her husband is a man with an uncontrollable temper arid at times is mentally unbalanced, She stated that In* was guilty of extreme cruelty toward herself and their ive children and driven his family' from home a number of times. She claims that her husband is Worth it least $50,000, owning a g"<jd I rill near Cortland aud two sr [c farms in the western part of tln#sfate, and she desires sufSi* alimony to care for herself hildrcn, Mrs. Pot hast asks for the custo-ly of their minor children and stales that the children live in auslaut fear of their father. I’hrt-e of the children, Marie, Milton and Lav ilia. went on the stand aud stated that their father was extremely cruel toward (hem and the ii* moth. r and would at times fly into a rage at the least prom cation. .Milton stated that at one ti nubia father whipped him with a broomstick. \Y. M. Lucky, a res • dent of that vicinity, also testified for t he plaint iff. Although pot all of the witnesses for tile plaintiff had been on the stand three of the defendant s witnesses were calic**! late in th** afternoon. They were: Mrs. Alva Brits!, dis, Ada Comp* ton and Mrs. John Johnson, all neigh hors of the Pot hasta, who stated that they Pot hast home a number of times and failed to see any adion of the defendant which would lead a p*Tson to believe that lie was emily of the charges preferred bis family. Tin* case will In- continued this morning. Mrs. Pot hast is represented by Attorney S. I). Killen and Attorney's Haslett y Jack represent Mr. Pot hast. WILL PROTECT WORKING GIRLS Resolution Introduced to Investigate Labor Conditions in the State. LOW WAGES ARE PAID THEM Committees Will Take Junketing Trip—No More Dope for Nebraska Convicts. Lincoln, Neb-, Jan. 28. -(Special) A thorough investigation into the conditivia and wages under which the working girls of the state labor, was provided for in a resolution introduced iii flu* house Tuesday by Representative McAllister, and it passed unani mously. Represents!iv e Puller cd’ Seward was made th* chairman of the committee with seven other members to conduct the investi Ration. That many' of the working girls are laboring for from $3 to $s per wet Is* was stated iii the resolution aud the committee has full power to look into the record* and I looks of the corporations and spin moil Witnesses anti lull tesii mony under oath. Working Con d it ions in the packing houses may nisi) ii,, looked into. Jerry How a rd of South Omaha is responsible for this. Committees Will Junket. Thre* mem I tors taken from four different committees on state institutions will visit the stall1 buildings which Fall lunier their jurisdiction, was the decision of the hon se ill another resolution This takes tin* place of the Mather resolution which prov ides a com mitt*-*- of five to conduct a junketing tour. • •••••••it THE WEATHER- Forecast: Fair and warm- # cr Wednesday.    * • * • • • • • • • agitation of Dean Burnett of the Coll* ire of Agriculture, Regent Copeland and Chancellor Avery for university removal. A resolution was passed asking for tlu* appoint meld of a legislative committee to visit the city campus, tho same as had been done on the farm campus. TEXAS JUDGE AFTER STANDARD OIL MOGULS Dallas. Tex., Jan. 28.—Federal .fudge Iv Ii Meek today mailed to New York warrants for the arrests o three Standard Oil officials ll*' announced that if any difficulty iv encountered in making the arrests, he will send Texas officers after the men, who ara wanted in the Unifed States dis trict Court here. I ii his comment regarding Attorney' General Wiekersham’s action in not ordering the arrest of the three men on warrants from his court. Judge Meek today added an explanation of his criticism saying that he did not be-I ie ii* W icker,sham fully understood tho nature ol the ease. The three men charged with violating th*- Sherman anti-trust law in I t-xas are John IX Archbold, IL C. Logier, jr.. and NY, (’. TWI**. CHORUS GIRL LEFT OUT OF FATHER’S WILL Seal! Ie. Wash., Jan. 28. Lillian Graham, former New York chorus girl, who was acquitted with Elsie Uonrad of the charge ii    i    m    tx    m    i    •    I    •    "I a-sau t by shooting \V. E. I). md been at the To Prohibit Racial Intermarriage;    ,    ■    .ii*.,    >    . ! .. , .•    ....    .    ..    i    M    stokes,    is    bequeathed    $1    awd    th** nve and allodian of her lather, . Be Gil- i-:. Dr. Dr. and Total ......................$39,47' Fire loss OD    buddings .........$4.M7*» Fire loss on    content* .......... 3,IGI Total fire loss $7,531 ALDRICH EXPLAINS POSITION TO COMMITTEE Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 28. — (Special)—Explanations from Ex-Gov ernor Aldrich featured a a meeting of the house committee on waler and power tonight, iii which lie explained Gds position before In- left office av president of the board of irrigation which granted tho power and water rights oil fbi* [Matte and Loup rivors to private interests. Last week the governor was criticized at a committee meeting by lf. Ii. Howell of Omaha, and Tuesday' night the former executive dug the spurs into Mr. Howell in retaliation to some extent. MATTLEY GIVES LOAN SHARKS A GRILLING Lincoln. Neb., Jan- 28.— (Spin cia! Loan sharks were placed on the grill here today by II. N Mat tiny of Lincoln in an address before the meeting of the Whens ka conference oil Charities and (^arrect ions. Mr. Mattley declared that there were nine loan sharks doing husi-ness in the open in the city and possibly two more in scen t. Mr. Matt ley recommended state laws to govern these men aud prevent overcharging on the amount of interest. THE BLUES START ON THE WARPATH TODAY PASS THE RIVERS AND HARBORS BILL Washington, IX Jan. 2s. I lie house passed the rivers and harbors hill today carrying with it forty' millions without an amendment. The motion of Callaway to recommit th** hill with just met ions to limit tin* expenditures for tin* Atlantic intel* coastal canal was v oted (low ii by' a vote of IGO to 82. “This measure,” said Callaway post before the vote oil tin* hill pas taken, “is a scheme to rifle tin- treasury of the I lilted Slates, aud if the people knew' of it tiny would kick the men responsible out of this house. A meeting of tin* Blues was held at tin- commercial club last evening, and a plan of campaign was mapped out for the securing of member*. Two squad* of five each will start out lids morning in different directions, lf you are not a member of the commercial club because nobody has asked you, tin- man with the blue button will take your application. SPEAKER CLARK WANTS BETTER ATTENDANCE Washington, I). (’, Jau. 28. Speaker Clark has addressed let Iers to tin* democratic members of the house appealing to them lo attend the sessions regularly and aid in getting through the important measures before March 4 The .speaker declares it would lie a reflection on the democratic .majority if the great supply of Dills should go over to the extra cession, M. 0. .Snyder, local agent for the American Express company, has returned home from a v isit at Abilene, Kas., with kM Is. rile bill prohibiting I ti arni! of people of different races was recommended by' tin* judiciary committee for passage. The hill for sterilization of males eon vjete»I of rape. incest and other crimes against females was recommended far indelinne postponement. The comm I ti ce recommended for passage the Hill pro-\ iding for a rep* a1 of the “joker'’ passed in 1911 on taxation and exemption of mortgages, and will introduce six hills recommended by VV. M- Cain of Schuyler to cut off delays iii litigation. No Dope for Convicts. The house recommended for passage as a committee of the whole, the hill making it a felony to sell “dope’’ to state penitentiary' inmates. To Probe State Funds. The committee recoin mended to investigate tin* misuse of slate funds and alleged graft reported to the house Tuesday that this body work with the committee working on the business methods practiced in state institutions. Several things have already been taken up. The committee calls attention to till* report of Former Auditor Barton pointing out that state uni verity professor* have been off duty on full pay, that a vet i-rinar.v on tin* pay roll of I Instate has been collecting private pay' for killing horses, that the secretary of the rural Iii" commission has been allowed by a commissioner pay at 2D dollars per mouth for fourteen months, and in Gage county where tin* law on selling fish is not clear partie.s have been fined aud others set free alter being charged with the same offense (if such be 0 flenses). Legislators to Visit Uni Campus The state senate today decided to find oui for itself regarding the Patrick Graham, whose will has just been probated In re. Mrs. stella Singleton, former wile ol a Nevada millionaire aud sister of Miss Graham, is left the > 1f UMM Iii** $2.(MX) estate is given un reservedly to H*to I her daughter, Mrs. Sereno Galway, of Ontario, Ore. WANT ALBERT LAW RIGIDLY ENFORCED Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 28.—(Special Rigid enforcement of the Albert law w as requested of the state officials in a resolution passed here today at a meeting of the Nebraska church federation. I lo* resolution w as adopted unanimously aud action was taken to influence tin* legislature not to repeal tile law. WARDEN FENTON IS TAKEN SERIOUSLY ILL Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 28.—(Special )'-—Warden Fenton, the new executive at the state prison was taken seriously ill Monday night and removed to a local hospital vvhere In* underwent an operation. lh- was reported at a late hour today it» he out of danger and resting easily. CRUISER CALIFORNIA BADLY DAMAGED Vallejo, Calif., Jan. 28.—Considerable mystery surrounded an accident lo the cruiser California which drydoeked at Marc Island today with seventy-five feet of her plates stove in, No one on hoard would explain the cause, hut it is expected that courtmartial will follow. ll. L. Goble went to St. Joseph yesterday on u busine** trip, ;