Dakota County herald. (Dakota City, Neb.) 1891-1965, September 21, 1906, Image 1
o DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD, VOLUME XVIII DAKOTA CITY, NEK., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 190G. NUMBER 4. 1 If n x LATEST BY THJGIMPII SUMMARY OP THE NEW3 CP TOE WHOLB WORLD. TO OUST OIL TRUST a-kxas rkgixs v.n ox waters. PIERCE CONCERN. State Socks to Recover $5,228,400 for Violation of I,av Company Al leged to Do Part of Standard Oil Company. The long ejtpected suit by tho state of Texas against the Water-Pierce Oil company was filed Thursday evening In the Twenty-sixth district court by Assistant Attorney General Llghtfoot. The suit Is for ouster from the state and cancellation of permit to do busi ness In Texas for violation of the anti trust laws and for penalties aggregat ing $5,228,400. The penalties cover a period since 1900, the year In which the company was readmitted to the state. The state alleges in its petition that the Waters-Pierce OH company has been affiliated with and a part of the Standard Oil company since Us or ganization. The state also prays for an Injunction restraining the defend ant company from doing business oth er than an Interstate business within the state of Texas. The petition al leges that the reorganization of the Waters-Pierce Oil company In 1900 Is fraudulent and that the conduct of the business of the company was In no sense changed by or after the noml Inal reorganization. The state also in cludes copies of the trust agreement of the severaj oil corporations and the affidavit of H. C. Pierce denying and swearing that the Waters-Pierce OH company was a member or party to a trust. The state alleges that the Standard Oil company not only dominates the Waters-Pierce OH company, but the Corsicana Refining company at Cor eicana and the Security Oil company, of Beaumont, and also oil companies and refineries of Texas. ACCUSED OP BLACKMAIL. Former Member of the St. Louis House of Delegates. Wm. H. 1 IUtter, of Denver, former member of the St. Louis house of dele gates, who wrote Gov. Folk last week volunteering to come to St. Louis and testify regarding the handling of boo dle money when he was a lawmaker, Is in Jail at the latter place. He was arrested at Hannibal, Mo., Wednes day night while en route back to Den ver. The arrest was made at the Instiga tion of Circuit Attorney Sager, who charges Hitter attempted to extort money from R. II. Snyder, of Kansas City, by threatening to testify that Snyder gave him boodle money to dis tribute when the Central Traction bill franchise was voted upon. Eugene Sweeney, identified with the traction deal as a promoter, Is also In Jail. YOUNG OFFICERS FOR SERVICE AVaslilngtou Picking Men for Possible Work in Cubu. Young officers for command In Cu ba in case the army is sent there is the plan practically decided upon by the war department. Gen Frederick Funston probably will be In com mand, and his chief lieutenants are likely to oc Brig. Gens. Thomas H Barry and William P. Duvall. These .two officers have recently completed an inspection of the German manue vers In Europe and have notified the war department that they intend to sail for this country on Sept. 29, but owing to the acute situation In Cubu they have been advised that their presence In this country at an earlier date will be desirable. Zlon I Section "Square." Judge Landls, of tho federal court decided Thursday there were no irreg ularities in the election of Wilbur C Vollva as general overseer of Zlon church. The court declared he will hereafter recognize Voliva as the head of the church and directed that the receiver appolntd by the court do like wis. Hotel is Sued for $5,000. Because he was Injured on the head in a fight in the barroom of the Mon damin hotel at Sioux City, la., last spring, C. E. Fogtman, of Milwaukee, Wis., has Instituted a $5,000 damage suit against the proprietors of the ho tel. Robbers Iioot a Rank. Eight masked and heavily armed burglars held the people of White Cloud, Minnesota, at bay early Thursday, rifled the Newaygo County bank and secured about $3,000. Sioux City IJve Stock Market. Thursday's quotations on the Sioux City live stock market follow: Stockers and feeders, $3.80. Top hogs, $6.05. Passengers Are Rescued. The steamer State of Ohio went aground on Rattlesnake Island, at the foot of Put-In Bay, near Cleveland, O., early Thursday. All the passengers were taken off safely. Huys 200.000 Ounces of Silver. The director of the mint Wednes day purchased 200,000 ounces of fin liver, one-half for the Denver and one-half for the New Orleans mint ,at (t.SS cents per ounce. IX NEED OX MIDWAY ISLAND. Few Supplies for Mongolia's Marooned Passenger. The plight of the 600 passengers of the Pacific Mail steamship Mongolia, which recently went ashore near Mid way Island, was made known to gov ernment officers at Washington Wed nesday through a cablegram received by the manager in that city of the Commercial Cable company. The ne cessity for the Immediate sending of supplies was made apparent, and the question was raised If it would be in contravention of the coastwise naviga tion laws to send a relief ship under foreign register. The matter first was brought to the attention of the de partment of commerce and labor, and in turn the treasury department ofK clals were consulted, and the decision was reached that there would be no objection to sending the foreign built cableshlp Restorer, now at Honolulu, to Midway at once, carrying needful provisions, supplies and wrecking ap paratus for the relief of the Mongolia and passengers. There are ordinarily less than forty people on Midway Isl and, and the Influx of 500 additional population would mean a serious drain on the resources of the island unless immediate relief were given. There Is no change in the position of the Mongolia. The weather condi tions continue the same. The passen gers of the liner are all well. Every, thing is well organized. YALE GRADUATE TO PRISON. Scion of Rich Family Gets Three Year Sentence. Charles F. Bronson, son of the late Deacon L, I. Bronson, president of the Benedict & Durham Manufacturing Company, of Waterbury, Conn., and one of the wealthiest manufacturers In Connecticut, haa been sentenced to three years in prison for the whole sale theft of brass and copper from Springfield factories. He received his sentence with a laugh, remarking "Well, my friends won't worry about me for a while now, anyway." A graduate of Yale, lavish with his money and enjoying a prominent so cial position, Bronsen operated for years in this and other cities along the lines made famous by Raffles. His first exploit was the rifling of a clothesline at a school for young worn en. Afterward he picked the pockets of the inmates and then made a spe cialty of stealing Jewels from women he met at dances. NO LOOPHOLE IN LABEL. Pure Food Regulntlans Provide that It Must Not Be Misleading. At Tuesday's session, of the special commission on rules and regulations for the enforcement of the pure food and drug act Commissioner Gerry read the tentative regulations prepared by the commission regarding the use of the label. The regulations provide the principal label shall be printed in English with or without the foreign label in addition. The general char acter and appearance of the label is left to the manufacturer. The sub stance, manufacturer and place of production shall be conspicuously stated. The label must not be mis leading with regard to the contents or origin. No statement by an expert shall be excuse for any false or mis leading statement, design or devise. Scalpers Arc Hard Hit. Members of four ticket brokers' as sociations, controlling tho greater part of that business in the United States, by a decision of the federal court of Chicago were perpetually enjoined from "scalping" tickets of the Penn sylvanla railroad and other transporta tion companies. The case originated In St. Louis during the recent expos! tion. Editor's Widow Killed by Trolley Mrs. Nancy Jane Starbuck, of Ham let, O., widow of. the founder of the CIncInantI Times and mother of Frank W. Starbuck, editor of the Racine (Wis.) Dnily Journal, was Instantly killed by being struck by an lnterur ban traction car. Horses for Cuban Government. A horse buyer of Junction City, Kan., received an order for several carloads of small horses which are to be shipped as soon as possible to Kan sas City. He says tho order comes from the Cuban government. Tartars Slain by Armenians. Four Tartar villages In the district of Sangesur have been reduced to ashes by Armenians. The Tartar resi dents of the devastated district who escaped massacre fled. The bodies of the slain lie unburied among the ruins. Strike Riots in France. There are continual collisions at Grenoble, France, between the troops and strikers, and several on both sides have been wounded. The strike move, ment Is extending. Grout Gold Shipment. The steamer Germania arrived In New York Wednesday with over $15, 000.000 in gold, Baid to be the largest shipment ever brought to this country. Appalling Loss of Life. It Is now estimated that 6,000 Chi nese lost their lives In the recent ty phoon at Hongkong. Steal Famine Funds. The claim is made by a Yokohama paper, according to advices from the orient, that a portion of the funds sent for the Japanese famine fund have been embezzled. Three prefects In north Japan are In prison for em bezzlement of funds. Batesville Murderer Captured. Mike Dolench has been captured at Barberton, O-.an d recognized as the man who Hacked one of his country men to death at Batesvllle, Ind. EIGHT DIE IX RIVER. Rock Island Train Plunges Into Rac ing Stream. Eight people are dead, twenty more or less Injured and as many more are missing as the result of the wrecking of a Rock Island passenger train three miles from Dover, Okla., at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. The engine, tender, baggage and mail cars, smoker and day coach of passenger train No. 12, northbound, left the high bridge that spans the Cimarron river and plunged Into the current flanked by treacherous quick sands. The locomotive disappeared from sight almost Instantly. The mail and baggage clerks escaped from their coaches and swam to the shore. The accident was due to the defect ive condition of the bridge, which was swerved out of line by the pressure of driftwood carried down by the swollen stream. The train was an hour late and was running at htgh speed to make up time. The engine driver did not see the condition of the bridge until he was within a few yards, when it was too late to stop. Ho shouted to his fireman, threw on the air brakes and Jumped. He landed on the very verge of the river bank and escaped unhurt. The fireman was less fortunate and sustained severe Injuries. When the engine struck the bridge the whole structure suddenly col lapsed, precipitating the engine, smok er and day coach Into the water. The two heavy Pullmans were not pulled in, but remained on the track. The scene was one of indescribable confusion. The shrieks of those Im prisoned In the partly submerged coaches were added to the Bhouts of those on the bank. It will be impossible to ascertain the exact number of dead for several days. Many of those reported missing may show up safe at some point down the Cimarron. PLATT FAMILY TROUBLE. Senator's Stepdaughter, Mrs. F. J. Car mody. Wants a Divorce. After only a few months of mar ried life, months that have been very unhappy, Mrs. Francis J. Cormody, wife of the assistant United States dis trict attorney for the southern district of New York, and stepdaughter of Senator Thomas C. Piatt, soon will seek a divorce. The marriage of Col. Carmody and Miss Louise Snow was last December. It was one of the smartest weddings of the season. The bridal couple was showered with gifts and congratula tions from the hosts of friends of Sen ator Piatt, Mrs. Piatt and the family. The honeymoon was hardly over be fore differences arose that caused Treat antagonism. Last April, by mutual consent, they parted, and Mrs. Ca,rmody returned to her mother, with whom she has pass ed the summer quietly at the beauti ful country estate of Senator Piatt at Highland Mills, New York. The separation has been kept quiet and few knew of It. LAWSON GETTING WELL. Son of "System's" Enemy Says Father Will Soon Be at Work. Thomas W. Lawson Is recovering from his nervous Illness, according to his son, Arnold Lawson. "Father is now convalescing after a critical month of worry and illness following the death of my mother," said Arnold Lawson. "Though al ready much Improved, his condition is not such that he can attend to his business, and he remains In quiet at Dreamwold, his estate near Egypt, Mass. The physicians assure us he will take up his personal business af fairs within six weeks, and there Is no reason to believe that he will not en tirely recover. Father's mind has not been impaired by his prostration." Locomotive Firemen. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, In session at Milwaukee, has practically decided to change the name to the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen and Englnemen. The reasons leading up to this are that ful ly 25 per cent of tho members of the order are engineers, having been ad vanced from the timo they first enter ed the order as firemen to that of en gineers. Seeks to Recover Million. The case of Oberlln M. Carter, for merly captain of a corps of engineers In the United States army, was re opened In the federal court at Chicago Tuesday. The issue at the present hearing is an attempt by the govern ment to recover from Carter $1,000, 000, which It Is claimed he stole while In charge of work at Savannah, Ga. West Virginia Legislator Murdered R. H. Baker, aged 76 years, was found murdered In his store at Bar bourvllle, W. Va., Monday morning, his skull having been crushed with a brick. There Is no dw to the mur derer. Buker was a member of the legislature. Kansas Ranker Flees. O; B. Stollard, cashier of the Pe pie's State bank, of Sedan, Kan., with deposits of $75,000, disappeared Wed nesday, leaving a note saying he was a defaulter and had fled. Banking Scandal In Holland. Suspected of embezzlement at $294,000, Bland Van Den Berg, a no tary and director of the South Hoi. land bank, has been taken into cus tody. The shares of the bank drop ped 100 per cent on the bourse Tues day. Famous Southern War Nurse Read. Mrs. Marlon Wallace Vail, of St. Louis, Mo., daughter of the confeder acy, who was conspicuous during the civil war as a nurse, Is dea, STATE OF NEBRASKA NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON. DENSED FORM. Rains Stop Trains Sorle Storm Docs Great Damage Throughout the State One Penality Reported from Pender Other State News. With roadbeds under from one to ten feet of water, several bridges gone and tracks washed from the grade by the cloudburst of Saturday night and Sunday, train service between Sioux City and Nebraska was temporarily suspended. In front of the station at Jackson the track was under two feet of water. It was out in several places between Jackson and Dixon. The track was not broken, but slewed from the right of way, and In some places was under six feet of water. On the Great Northern road some difficulty was experienced In getting men to work In the worst places, where the water was up to their waists. The Logan valley is entirely covered with water and at 6o'clock Monday morning the water was 22 Va Inches higher than has ever been known be fore in the Logan creek. All of the houses on the Logan bottom have wa ter In them and a great many people have had to move out. One family was moving out about 4 o'clock Monday morning when the wagon tipped over, drowning a boy about 8 years old by the name of Guy Warren. The damage In Pender in the way of sidewalks, buildings, bridges, tirades, etc., will be about $8,000. A Wayne special says: The worst and most destructive rain storm ever known In this section of the state oc curred Saturday night, rain falling nearly all night. Dogtown, Deer and Logan creeks were out of their banks Sunday morning and the valleys were flooded for miles, entailing a loss of thousands of dollars to the farmers and other property owners. An Immense amount of hay Is de stroyed and considerable small grain. Cattle and hogs were lost, fences washed away and destruction wrought on every hand. Roe & Fortner lost many hogs and Kerwln Bros, cattle. In the brick yards of J. F. Sheerbahn many thousand brick ready to burn were ruined, besides other damage to the plant. NIOBRARA MAN DISAPPEARS. Goes to Omaha to Enter Hospital and All Truce of Him is Lost. A telephone message to the Omaha police Monday night from Frank Nel son at Niobrara, Neb., asked the aid of the local "authorities in finding Charles Karlstrahm, a Swede, 75 years old, who came to Omaha three weeks ago for the purpose of securing medical treatment and entering a hospital. Karlstrahm Is a person of some prom inence in Niobrara and no word hav ing been received from him by his friends there since he came to Omahn, has caused considerable anxiety. He was last seen two weeks ago so far as the police can learn. On com ing to Omaha he had with him about $200 in cash and his friends are greatly worried, lest he has met foul play, and are anxious to receive some information regarding him. CLOUDBURST NEAR JACKSON. Damage in Valley of Elk Creek Esti mated at 9100.000. At 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning wa ter from a cloudburst In the north western part of Dakota county and the eastern part of Dixon county, rushed down the valley of Elk creek, sweeping away hundreds of tons of hay, drowning lings caught In pens, flooding cellars, washing away railroad tracks and doing other damage, all of which Is conservatively estimated at $100,000. The wave of water In the creek when it struck Jackson was sev en feet high. The Omaha and Great Northern roads both lost considerable track. Murdered by His Sons. Isaac Williams, a wealthy farmer living eight miles north of Auburn, was Thursday shot and killed by '-'-two sons, Clarence and Charles, u respectively 23 and 21 years. Tl.iy had quarreled over money matters and the sons claim their father attack ed them with a pitchfork and they shot in self-defense. They are in Jail. Woman Steps Off Moving Train. Mrs. Nancy Cozad, 68 years old. stepped off tho eastbound train as It was aprpoachlng Beaver City and the wheels of the rear coach passed over her right ankle, crushing the bones and amputation was necessary. Mrs. Cozad went to the platform when the conductor announced the station and stepped off the car. Engine Mashes Roy's Hand. Frank Johnson, 14 years old, son of M. Johnson, traveling man for the Standard OH company, was fooling with a gasoline engine In the feed store of W. B. James at Ktuuit and got his hand mashed to a pulp. The lingers and purt of the hand had to bo amputated. No one was near when the accident huppened. Big 1 41 ml Deal. One of the largest land deals made In Stanton county within recent years was consummated a few days ag), when John S. Bllby, of Quitman, Mo., transferred to John A. Wlsherd, of Stanton, 4,800 acres of Stanton county land, the consideration ! Ing in round numbers $300,000. Must Face the Music. C. H. Walker, who is charged with securing money for stock In his fake umbrella factory at Omaha, transfer ring it to his wife In Sioux City and then when the investor demanded the return of his money, turning him ofr with a personal note which Is not worth the paper it Is written on, must stand trial In the Omaha courts. Slight Frost at Broken How. A slight frost prevailed in the coun try around Broken Bow Thursday night. Little damage was done. NEW HOSPITAL FINISHED. State Board Accepts Bulklliig for the Norfolk Asylum. The new cottage at the Kcbraakl state Insane hospital at Norfolk Hai Deen comploted and accepted by in state board of public lands and build ings, who were In Norfolk Thursday. The board express themselves as very much pleased with the new building and say that It Is the best cottage on the ground. The capnclty of the other three eot atges of the hospital Is 160, but 114 are now being taken care of, showing that added room Is much needed. There are 69 rooms In the building. A new feature, unknown to any other In sane hospital. Is an out of doors porch, enclosed, for winter use. This porch is on all three floors and will give ex ercise and air to the patients all win ter long. EXERCISES AT BELLE YUE. Superintendent Davidson of Omaha Deliver! Address. Following out the Idea that a good start Is half the race, Dr. Wadsworth secured the presence of Dr. Davidson, superintendent of the Omaha school, to give an address to the students at Bellevue Tuesday. That Dr. David son's address was an exlcellent force to start the work of the year no one who heard It can doubt. Dr. Davidson took as his subject for the morning, "The Great Problem of the American School and College." Under this title he made a magnificent appeal to the students for a "good citizen." He summed up the substance of his ad dress In the motto he gave from the Hampton Institute, "God and country first, ourselves afterward." FAMINE IN SCHOOL TEACHERS. Prospect of Continuous Holiday for Some Youngsters In Nebraska. A shortage of school teachers Is re ported by Superintendent Stahl, at West Point, who Is unable to find a sufficient number to supply the schools of Conway county. Superintendent Stahl recently made a trip to Dodge county and he finds the same state of affairs exists there, no unemployed teachers being avail able. Several schools In Hall county are also without teachers. Miss Brown, the county superintendent, has been endeavoring to place teachers in them, but she has so far failed In getting anyone to take them. Salaries of $30 and $35 are offered. LINCOLN MAN KILLED. Thought to Bo Suicide, the Result . Domestic Trouble. The body of a harvest hand, Jack Foster, formerly of Lincoln, was found on the Milwaukee track near Mellette, S. D., terribly mangled, three trains having passed over him before he was discovered. It Is believed he threw himself in front of one of tho trains with sulcldul Intent, the result of domestic troubles. It Is not known Jus when he commit ted the deed. About three months ago he separat ed from his wife after a quarrel, the result of long disagreement. Since then brooding seemed to drive him out of his head. STOCK TRAINS IN COLLISION. Three Men Injured In Krnnslmp on Burlington Near Whitman. A rear end collision between two stock trains on the Burlington road occurred a mile west of Whitman, Sunday, resulting In the serious in Jury of a brakemnn and two stockmen, together with the piling up of a num ber of cars containing stock. As tho means of securing information are limited the names of the injured and the cause of the wreck cannot be ob tained at this hour. Strange Dlscnsc AUueks Hogs. A disease has been devastating this swine herds for the lust two or threo weeks near Wood River, and continues to rage in unabated fury, with the ro sult thnt the stockmen are suffering severe losses. The disease is spreading rapidly and many of tho farmers are disposing of their herds, fearing that the disease will attack them. All kinds of hog cholera medicine and prepara tions have been used, but with very little success. The disease Is altogeth er (HIT e rent from the ordinary hog cholera, but is equally as disastrous, and unless something Is done at once to check Its spread there will be very few hogs In this community to eat the big corn crop now ripening. State Must Not Interfere. The state game and fish laws are not binding on military reservations. Chief Gnmo Warden Carter has a let ter from Secretary of War Taft, stat ing that he must not Interfere with hunting on the Fort Niobrara reserva tion. Recently the warden's deputies were escorted off the reservation by a squad of soldiers and the warden ap. pealed to the war department. Grand Jury Proves Into Asylum. The Madison county grand Jury con vened at Madison Monday to probe charges agulnst the Insane hospital at tendants. Joe Wiles, one of the at tendants, returned from Maine volun tarily to be present In case he Is wnnted. David City Man DlsnpiM-ars. K. Carson, who came to David City early in the spring, as a painter, and vhb a good one, and worked up a nice business, keeping three or four men -ii!-y most of tho time, came up miss Inn last week, leaving no word where he was going. Hunter Accidentally Shot. While out hunting with some fi lends thirty miles southeast of Bas sett Tuesday afternoon Noah Crau- dall was accidentally shot and killed Attempt to Itob Bank Falls. An attempt was made Sunday night to rob the Farmers' and Merchants' bank at Hay Springs. The safe of the bank was ruined by dynamite, but the funds were not reached. Officers f.re on tho truck of the burglars. Woman I'ulaiy Burned, Mrs. Elmer J. Miller, of Grand Isl and, was futally burned Monday morning by the explosion of a can of kerosene, from which she had poured a quantity In the stove to start the nreakfast fir 0810- The erection of n library and su preme court building on the capltol grounds will be asked of the legisla ture and a warm contest Is likely to follow. The friends of the movement urge that the state capltol building Is now too small, that It is greatly over crowded during the sessions of the legislature, and that more room Is necessary for the hlldlng of court by the Judges and commissioners. It Is also urged that the state library should be housed In a fireproof building for safety. The plans have not matured, but It Is believed that a rather small building, as near Are proof as possible, will be asked for in which to'house the court and the library and the office of the attorney general. Although a comparatively small building will an swer the purpose, the lire proofing will add to the cost. Not less than $100, 000 may be asked for and possibly more. Many opponents of the plan have already been heard from. They say the present quarters will serve for many years. The most serious objec tion is In regard to the erection of other buildings on the capltol grounds. The eapttol occupies the center of a space two blocks square and the grounds are becoming more beautiful each year. It Is said that what may be made an exceedingly beautiful pic ture will be spoiled If buildings are to be stuck about ths corners of the lawn. ' To plead with Gov. Mickey for tin release of her hUBband from the peni tentiary, Mrs. W. F. Dunn, r,f Decatur, called at the state house, accompanied by Chaplain P. C. Johnson, of the penal Institution, who reinforced her request with his personal recommen dation. Dunn was sentenced from Burt county to one year In the peni tentiary under the name of M. T. Hunter for securing $300 from a De catur bank by mortgaging property which he did not own. He has served six months and has four more ahead of him: after deducting good time. It Is Bet forth In his behalf that he was never before convicted of wrongdoing and that his health Is falling now. He is almost 70 years of ago and Is the only veteran of the civil war now In carcerated at the penitentiary. Superintendent E. C. Bishop, of th educational department at the state fair, has announced that In the coun ty collective exhibits, Nemaha and Fillmore counties were no nearly equal that the Judges could not decide as to which won first place. Since the five counties ranking best were awarded five premiums, Fillmore and Nemahs were decided as a tie for first pliiee. Fillmore county was first In the num. ber of premiums awarded, being awarded $72 cash. The other prize winning counties on collective exhib its were: Dodge, Lancaster, Johnson, Hall, Pawnee, Franklin. Chase and Gage. In the city collective exhibits Geneva was given first place and Au burn second. Columbus was given first place In manual training. When horses, cows, hogs or othe domestic animals are condemned by the state veterinarian because of dis ease, they must be killed and dispo sition made of their bodies by the owners. There Is no provision in the statutes which requires the veterina rian himself to sluughter the beast or destroy their carcasses. Further more, the state will not compensate the owners for the loss of their prop erty, and If the sheriff's or other local officials are called upon to .help gel rid of the bodies they must look to the counties for their pay. These rulei are laid down by Deputy Attorney Generul W. T. Thompson In answer te Inquiries, A scare was started at. the state house by the report that the legislature would not convene until after the state officers have gone out of office, which would prevent the secretary of state from calling the house of representa tives to order and the outgoing gov ernor from delivering his message. The constitution provides against such a contingency. The legislature must convene at noon, the first Tuesday In January, which, this year will be New Year's day. The term of state officers expires tho first Thursday aftei the first Tuesday, Attorney General Norrls Brown hai given Secretary Royse, of the state banking board, an opinion In which he says national banks may conduct sav ings departments without supervision of the state banking board. As Mr. Brown has found no authority con ferred by the national law upon na. tion banks to conduct a savings bank, his opinion that they may do so with out regard to the state law Is not ac cepted without question by many at torneys. A proposed building that will meej with opposition la a new dormitory ai the soldiers' home at Grand Island. The need of more room Is said to be urgent, but owing to the fact that the Grand Islund Institution lies in a low, flat valley, the further Improvement of the home has always met with opposi tion. Often this opposition takes the form of a movement to consolidate the Grand Island home with the sol diers' home at Milford. Secretary Royse bag compiled a re port of the sixty-one building and loan associations of Nebraska for the year ending June 30. He finds the re ports of such associations to be fa vorable. The members of the board of public lands and buildings have returned from a tour of the state Institutions. It Is reported that from $3,000 to $4,000 is needed for a new roof for the girls' Industrial school at Geneva, $3,000 for new walks and repairs at the soldiers' home at Grand Island; and additional boilers at the Norfolk asylum. The reconstruction of the west wing of the old building at Nor folk has been accepted by the board. It cost $24,14$. The roof of the Ge neva Institution was destroyed by fire. RIXKY 8EES MANY HOSPITALS. Will Make Recoaisaeadala as Ike Service 1st V. S. Surgeon General Rlxey of the nary la, a trip around the world acquired consid erable Information concerning the bos Ital service of thi navies of several countries, bat mor particularly the Befti pital .service of the, f. V J Unlteu" States. A found much that I iyr could be Improved at j0 tne hospital stallof' and he win recom mend that a deten Da. Hixrr. tion house for en listed men similar to that at Newport b constructed there. At Honolulu he fouixl health conditions satisfactory. At Yokohama the United States has Urgs naval hospital, over which thetned teal corps exercises complete jurisdiction.' This was found In good condition and work was in progress upon a new admin-l Istratlon building. At Nagasaki and Shanghai the sanitary conditions of the)1 hospitals where the sick sailors are taken1 were found In a fair condition, but not at satisfactory as the hospital at Yokohama. Surgeon General Itixey passed some time in the Philippines and not only visit, ed the hospitals of the navy, but went! through the hospitals In Manila, and es Veclally studied the sanitary conditions of that city. The naval hospital at Cana cao, near Cavite, is declared to be In good condition, especially from a sanitary; point of view. At Olongopo, which Is the proposed naval station for the Philip pines, but which is still in a state of In completeness, the sick quarters -vers found unsatisfactory. At Paris and London the general Ited the hospitals. From the naval pital at London, an Institution similar the building this government is erecting t Norfolk, be obtained information that will be useful In the arrangements of ths Norfolk hospital. AVALANCHE OF MUD. Itssalaa Town Overwhelmed b Sw Moaatala Landslide. An avalanche ef mud sud slime over whelmed the township of Kwarell, a few miles from Tiflis. tactically without warning the side of a mountain rising: over the district broke away and people and cattle were burled. At least 255 persons have been burteeV alive. The streets are flooded six feet deep with yellow mud. Acres of crops bay been destroyed and hundreds of head f cattle. The township of Kwarell occupies a srea of about five kilometers In the val ley of Tslaw, In the Caucasus. Similar disasters, but of less magnitude, are fre quent In the valleys of the Transcaucasns, bat never before has such an avalanche brought down such wholesale destruction. Tiflis itself is a city of 120.000 people. For days the Greek priests in the mosques' hare issued warnings of an Impending calamity. In the panic which followed the landslide these warnings were recall ed. Many fled for refuge to the boly mountain Avlabar, a pan the erammit of which stands the white Church of St, David. Kwarell Is In the mountainous regions sf the Caucasus, where the mountains are of a semi-volcanic nature and where hot sulphur springs abound. Disasters of the kind occurring at Kwarell are so common the people have learned to disresard then), but it is comparatively seldom that towns are destroyed, much of this region being sparsely inhabited. PACKERS' BUSINESS INCREASE. Grill a B Haa Tio Appreciable Effect oa the Domes tie Sales. The output of products of the Chics gV stock yards pnekiug companies for do mestic oeniumption, for the first seveS months of this year has increased mate rially over the volume of business for ths same period Jn other recent years, in spits of the severe grilling the big packers re ceived during most of thnt time at the) hanils of federal, State nud city officials and the newspapers of the entire world. The report of the Department of Com merce and Labor, made piblic in Wash ington, shows this to be a fact. The figures of the trade movements of ths country are given for July and for ths seven months ending with July. Shipments of packing house products) from Chicago, with comparisons, follow: July 1904, 130.000,710 pounds; 1903, 192,490,724 pounds; 1906. 203,252,030 pounds. First seven months 1904. 1,400,00, 000 pounds ; 1905, 1,3.80,000,000 pounds ; 1900, 1,075,430,202 pounds. The three largest items were 670,041, 605 pounds of dressed beef. 510,712,163 pounds of cured meats and 213,929,253 pounds of lard, t Simplified spelling has been adopted is the schools of I'laiutield, N. J. New Britain, Conn., raises the mini mum salary from $380 to $3100. There are now 303 schools la Canada for Indians, who number 107,637. In Milwaukeo college graduates receive $100 more salary a year than others. Forest sanatoria for weakly school chil dren have been established by the Ilerlia municipality. The New York City board of educatioes has adopted a list of 300 words with sim plified spelling. The children of Kansas City spelled 10 per cent better than those of Springfield. Mass., ia 1840. , Russia devotes 20 cents a bead to edu cation. This is but half of 1 per cast of her total budget. Sou a Carolina is diaeu-aing pubUs high school system, recent legislation bar ice, been passed ia its fa ver. Ia New Jersey the average annual sal ary of the teachers is $508.83, as inc of $5.58 over the preceding year. An Iowa County Superintendent his teachers send in a report ef ths pleat ing of trees and shrubs oa ths school grounds to be kept and displayed La Jb See.