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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD.
VOLUME XVI II
DAKOTA CITY, NEIL, FRIDAY, OCTODKll 20. I90G.
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
SUMMARY OP THE NEWS CP
THE WHOLB WORLD.
FARMERS GAIN POINT
OPPOSITION TO THEIR KLKVA
TORS IS DYING OFT.
Nebraska irnln Men Heard loaleTs
from Various farts of the State Tes
tify ot OmnUti Kegnnlinjr OnrnHnw
The hearlpg on grain trade 'condi
tions before Interstate Commerce
Commissioners Clark and Lune at
Omaha was resumed Thursday.
E. .p. Pek, an Omaha grain dealer,
told of the methods of 'arranging
jrlces a -J ear or two -ago, 'during the
life of the Nebraska Grain Dealers'
'association, but said mo agreement of
ithat kind now exists. He said he re
garded "shovel houses" as unfair com
petition, and used all means to drive
'them out of business.
C. O. Crittenden, of the Central
Qraln 'company, of Lincoln, Neb., said
, his company operated elevators on the
Burlington l'ne. They deceived from
that 'road an allowance of 114 .cents a
hundred pounds to cover 'elevatioti
charges, until last 'summer, when It
was discontinued. He knew of no
'"shovel houses" in his. territory.
F. M. Terry, a general merchant of
j Little Sioux City, la-, who operates a
; "shovel house," -said he was formerly
'discriminated against by the North
?western railway. For the last,-two
(years he had no reason for complaint.
The Missouri Valley mills, at Missouri
Valley, la., he said, refused to buy his
grain, giving as a reason that the Ur-
fllke Grain company, of Omaha, would
not sell them grain If they did, and
would bid up the price so that they
could not buy from farmers. Millers
'at Marshalltown, la., also refused to
buy his grain, he said, because he had
no elevator and was not a member of
the Iowa Grain Dealers' association.
,Mr. Terry said 'he received a letter
from President "Wells, of the Iowa
Grain Dealers' association, some time
ago from which he learned that the
association fixes prices paid for grain
and 'provides for pooling by Its mem-
UNUSCAL RAILWAY MISHAP.
Vast Train's Engine Hit by Caboose
anil Five Men Injured.
'Running at a speed estimated at fifty
"miles an hour the fast train between
Cleveland and Pittsburg on the Penn
sylvania railroad known as the "Cleve
land Flyer,"' was sideswiped by the
caboose of a freight train near Belle
vue station -shortly after noon Thurs
day, five trainmen being injured in
Uhe wreck, all of whom will recover.
A score of passengers were cut by fly
ing glass, but none was seriously hurt.
"They -were brought to Pittsburg on a
'wrecking train which reached the
scene eighteen minutes after the acci
dent and proceeded on their Journey.
The collision with the caboose threw
the engine down an embankment thir
ty feet high and It slid, into the Ohio
iCOAUFFKUKS GO ON STRIKE.
Throe Hundred Auto .Drivers Make
Demand for Higher Wages.
Three hundred chauffeurs employed
Ty the New York Transportation com
pany, which operates 350 public elec
tric cabs In New York City, went on
a. strike Thursday for an increase in
wages. AsuireHutt nearly all the cabs
remained .in the garage. A non-unl"ii
man attempted to take one of the
loctrlc vehicles from the gurage ond
set upon by a crowd of strikers.
He -drew a revolver and fired into the
crowd, but no one was hit. A big force"
of policemen arrived Just after the
hot was fired. They charged the
crowd and made two arrests.
Exonerate Gov. Fronts,
The president has received the .re
port of a committee recently sent to
Oklahoma to Investigate the charges
preferred against Gov. Frantx. The
report completely exonerates the gov
ernor, and undoubtedly will be ap
proved by the president.
Shooting Will He Taught.
Rifle shooting will hereafter be tn
tluded In the curriculum of the ele.
mentary schools of England, accord
ing to Mr. Hirrell, president of the
board of education, who made the
announcement In the house of com
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Thursday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow: Ktock
ers and feeders, $ J. 25 & 3.75. To
To Punish Seal Poachers.
Secretary Root has requested the
Japanese government to cause the ar
rest and punishment of Japanese
poachers who attempted to land on the
seal islands of Alaska recently, and
who escaped to Japan after some of
thslr party had been killed.
Gen. Hell's Wife i Cubu. '
Mrs. Hell, wife of Gen. Hell, lelt
Washington Thursday night for Cuba,
taking passage on the army transport
ifiumner from Newport News.
tax tiikm to nmm
fl WUt lie Clvlo Association's Battle
, "Tax the bill boards out of exist
ence," wilt b the battle cry of tht.
American Civic association for the
next year, at a result of plans decided
on at Its annual convention, which
opened In Milwaukee Wednesday. Sen
Ument of the aggressive steps against
the bill boards characterised all the
Wddressrs before tire convention Wed
nesday and the organization will bring
to bear upon this problem the rami,
powerful Influence which made wuc
cessfol its campaign for the preserva
tion of Niagara Falls.
Secretary CTmton Rogers Woodruff,
of Philadelphia, read an interesting
paper at the afternoon session en
"National Impulse of Civic Improve
ment." He said In part:
"When President Bows-evert on
June 29, 1308, attached tils signature
to 'An act for the control and regu-
j latlon of the waters of Niagara 'river,
for the preservation of Niagara Falls
I and for other purposes,'" he signed th.
1 magna sharta of the etvlc Improve
ment movement. It was the first dis
tinct national recognition of (he rights
of the American people to 'free and
unobtrusive beauties bestowed on u.t
by a beneficial Ood."
I Mr. Woodruff Tcfarecl to the despo
liation by bill boards of various scen
j ery through the country and said the
next great wort which the American
people must wage Is (hat against the
desecration of our landscape and of
our surroundings by bill boards and
, unsightly posters.
r "A good -suggestion has been made,"
he said, "Chert they should be taxed
out of existence.
I "Next lm importance 'to freeing out
landscape Of objectionable bill
boards," aid ;the speaker, "Is the
movement Jor cleanliness In 'our
' American communities. The national
Impulse tor civic Improvement Is man
lfestlng Itself 'not only In the move
ment for the preservation of Niagara,
not only 'In the movement for the re
moval of fhe objectionable bill boards,
but In a real desire to clean up the
various localities. Practically no city
of Importance but has its 'cleaning up
days' or periods of some kind."
TEN WOMEN SENT TO PRISON.
British tiuffrnglsts Assume Roles of
Ten women suffragists of London
arrested Tuesday for rioting within the
precincts of the house of commons
werearralgned In police court Wednes
day and bound over to keep the peace
for six months.
Such a commonplace outcome of the
affair did not meet the views of the
suffragists, -who apparently desired to
assume roles of martyrs by being com
mltted to jail, and when the magls
trate announced his decision a great
uproar broke out In the court room.
and ultimately the women had to he
removed by force. Some of them
were literally thrown out among tht
crowds waiting outside the building.
The whole ten women later refused
to give surety and were committed to
prison lor two months.
11AT MICH HORSEFLESH.
Over 0,000 Consumed In Prussia in
The Statistical Correspondence Mug
aslne, -of Berlin, analyzing Wednes
day the official returns of the slaugh
ter houses of Prussia for 190G, finds
the slaughterings of dogs for food in
creased 33 per cent and that of horses
19 per cent over 1904, the total num
ber of dogs eaten in 1905 being 1,56b
and horses 81,312. The statistics will
be utilized to Show the necessity for
.immediate 'government action towards
giving the working people cheaper
Fine Cathedral Dedicated.
The new St. Paul Roman Catholic
cathedra! at Pittsburg, Pa., said to be
the most beautiful edifice in the state,
representing a cost of $3,500,000, was
dedicated Wednesday by Mgr. Dlo-
mede Falconlo, papal delegate to
America, assisted by Cardinal Gibbons,
of Baltimore, Archbishops Farley, of
New York, and Ryan, of Philadelphia,
and a score of other dignitaries of the
Family Perishes In Fire,
In a fire which des;royed the home
of J. M. Elliott, a farmer, eight miles
west of Washington, Kan, Elliott, his
wife and a 16-year-old daughter, com
prising the entire family, lost their
Uvea. In the smoking ruins the bod
ies were found by neighbors. It la
supposed that lightning struck the
house, stunning or killing the family
and setting fire to the house.
Dreyfus Sues Newspaper.
MaJ. Alfred Dreyfus, of Paris, has
, brought suit against the Libre Parole
for refusing to correct statements
made In that paper which were at va
riance with the decision of the court
of cassation in July, annulling his con
demnation without retrial. The case
will come up for a hearing a fornlcht
t or belt and MoGovern to Meet Aguiii.
"Terry" McGovern and "Young"
Corbett with their representatives met
in New York Tuesday night and later
it was announced that they had signed
articles to fight the first week in Jan
uary, the scene of the battle to be
where the biggest purse was offered.
Mayor of Dayton Drowned.
Charles A. Snyder, mayor of Dny
ton, O.. was drowned Wednesday while
duck shooting in the Whit iilsh dis
STRAUS IN CABINET.
New Yorker Will Bo Secretary of
On tb rittlrAmAnt rt Rrrtar
Shaw and Attorney General Moody
from the cabinet the following changes
w-111 be made In ITresldent Roosevelt s
Secretary of Hie Treasury Hon.
George H. Corltyou.
Postmaster General Hon. George
Von L. Meyer.
Attorney General Hon. Charles L.
Secretary of the Navy lion. Victor
Secretary of Commerce and T.abor
Hon. Oscar S. Straus.
The general understanding for
some time has been that Attorney
General Moody will retire on Jan. 1
and that Secretary Shaw will follow
him March 4 next. On the first day
of the year, therefore, Mr. Bonaparte,
who Is now seeretai-v of the liavv. Will
succeed Mr. Moody as attorney gen
eral and he will In turn le succeeded
by Mr. Metcalf. hte secretary of corn
by Mr. Metcalf, the secreary of com
ing filled by Mr. Straus. Mr. corteiyou.
now postmaster general, will take Sec
retary Shaw's place ' on March 4, at
which time Mr. Mey'r Is to become
The announcement of the prospec
tive changes In the cabinet was made
late Tuesday afternoon, following a
protracted cabinet meeting earlier In
the day at which It Is understood the
whole matter was considered fully.
The changes contemplate the Intro
dtfctlon of two -new men In the. cabi
net, Mr. Meyer, wbo Is to "be postmas
ter general, and Mr. Straus, who Is to
be the secretary of -commerce ahd la
bor. The fact That Mr. Meyer was to
have a place In the cabinet lias been
known Tor some time, "but the name
of Mr. Straus has leen mentioned on
ly Incidentally. If at all, In connection
with the circle of the president's ad
visers. The transfers of Messrs. Cor
teiyou to the treasury, Bonaparte to
the attorney generalship, and Metcalf
to the navy have generally been ac
cepted as among the probabilities for
some time, although tt has been
known that both Mr. Bonaparte and
Mr. Metcalf were for a ttme loath to
leave their present -positions because
they nad "become so fully Identified
with the wot'k Of their -respective de
partments. 11 OB I,YNCHES "NEGRO.
Victim Said to Tluve Onifessed Mur
der of White Man.
Tom Crompton, a negro, was lynch
ed near Centervllle, Miss., Wednesday.
It Is alleged that he confessed to tho
murder of TSU Whltaker, a farmer.
tWhltalter was murdered Tuesday,
and all Tuesday night anosse of men,
suspecting foul play, searched for him.
With this posse was the negro Comp
ton. Wednesday he begged leave from
the searchers to go home, but after he
had gone the posse followed him,
finding, It Is alleged, that Instead of
going liome he had gone to the spot
where Whitaker's body lay, and cut
ting oft the head, arms and legs with
an ax, ne dropped them Into -a sink
hole near his cabin. .
MIL W ATK EE TRAINS CRASH.
Three Persons Are Seriously Hurt In
WrccTi hi Chicago.
One man was seriously Injured and
two other passengers were slightly
hurt when the Madison train on the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul rail
road ran Into the rear end of fie east
bound overland train on th same
road m the freight 'yards at Rockwell
street, Chicago, Monday night.
The combination diner on the Over
land limited was badly damaged and
a panic ensued among the passengers,
a number of wnom Jumped from the
car and rolled down the embankment.
New French Cabinet,
The new French cabinet has "been
completed as follows: Premier and
minister of the interior. Clemenoeau;
justice, Guyot Dessalgne; foreign af
fairs, Plchon; education, Brian;
finance, Galllaux; war. Gen. Plcquare;
marine, M. Thomson: public works,
Barthou; commerce, Doumergue; ag
riculture, Ruau; labor, Vlvltnce.
Fatal Lodging House Fire.
In a fire the Chamber of Commerce
building. In the Rlvervlew district of
Kansas City, Kan., at an early hour
Thursday morning. It Is reported that
one woman was burned to death and
seven persons were badly Injured. The
building has been used for a boarding
Victim of Assassin.
R. E. Short, of Hugo, I. T, was as
sassinated Monday night, being shot
through the window of his home In
the presence of his wife and threo
children. The weapon used was a
shotgun loaded with buckshot, and
the Bhot was fired at close range.
Illinois Honker Sentenced.
Howard S. Barker, president of a
bank at Frankfort, HI., which recent
ly failed, pleaded guilty to two Indict
ments for embezzlement and was giv
en concurrent sentences uf from urn
to fifteen years.
Hank Robber Caught.
After a chase lusting thirty-six
hours the sheriff's posse succeeded
early Tuesday evening in capturing
the five bandits who robbed the Saw
yer, N. D. bank of $6,400 early Mon
Gold Standard for Siuln.
The budget proposals of the govern
ment of Spain, which were read at the
opening of parliament, Involve sweep
ing financial reforms Including th
tnstliotfoa of the g"lu standard.
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS' OF THE WEEK IN . CON
A 4-Yrnr-Old C hild Tnkrs lmg Jour
iey Disappeared from Homo "In
Hastings After Much Telephoning
He U lAicatcd at HoUlrcdgc.
After his parents, ulded by the city
authorities, hud vainly searched
throughout the vlly for him, John
Greenlee, the 4-ycar-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. 1. li. Greenlee, of Hastings,
was located at Iloldiedge. The child
left home Sunday morning, and when
he fulled to return at dinner time his
parents instituted a search for him.
Late Sunday morning Manarer Knee,
of the Nebraska Telephone company,
instructed his operators to udvlse all
subscribers when they cull-U for con
nections that the boy was lost and to
ask if they hud seen him. Tlie oper
ator on the long distance lines passed
the word along to other towns, and at
7:30 Sunday night word cams thai
tha boy had been picked up by Swedo-bu'-g;
& Roth In front of tholr real es
tate office In Hohlrege.
The father went to lloldrege to
bring him home. How the hid man
aged to get as far -away us lloldrege,
when he was without money. Is a mys
tery yet unsolved. He rode on a Bur
lington train, which makes several
Stops between Hastings ami lloldrege,
.and why he was not put off at the first
station 1" not known.
Hl'RNS SELF TO BEAT1L
Urs. Ida Young Saturates Clothe
With Gasoline and Applies Match.
After thorougnty saturating her
clothing with gasoline. Mrs. Ida
Young, aged 30, Ignited her garments
with a match and burned to death
about 10:30 Thursday morning ut
Omaha. She was the wife of Harry
V. Young. t
. Temporary insanity Is ascribed as
the cause for the deed. After ber hus
band had gone to bis work Thursday
morning she attempted to commit sui
cide by turning on the gas Jets In her
room, but rn ber delirium conceived
the Idea of burning herself, which was
successfully carried out.
Gets Smalt Judgment.
The Jury In the damage suit of John
H. Beery against Charles E. Nlms, In
which Mr. Beery sued Mr. Nlms for
$2,000 because Mr. Nlms htt him ami
knocked him down, brought In a ver
dict at Falls City for damages for Mr
Beery In the sum of $5. This la Just
heavy enough to make Mr. Nlms pay
the costs In the case, amounting to
about $50. Mr.. .Beery is a preacher
and Mr. Nlms an elder In the salne
church at Humboldt.
Trains Delayed at Stella.
While a freight was switching in the
yards at Stella the track spread, let
ting the engine, one of the large battle
ship type, down on the ties. Several
hours were spent In tijlng to raise
the engine, which was then given up
and a temporary track built around
the wreck and traffic was resumed af
ter a delay of seven hours.
New Odd 1 Vllows Hull.
The Odd Fellows are making prepa
rations to erect a $7,000 building at
Eustis. The structure will be n double
store building, two stories high. The
upstairs will be fitted up for a hall, to
be used as a lodge room and opera
house. The work of construction will
be commenced as soon as material and
help can be procured.
Loses T-cg I'mler Cars.
A man giving the name of M. C.
Smith and claiming to come from
Dubuque, la., bad his right leg com
pletely cut off above the ankle in the
Burlington yards at Tecumseh. He.
In company with two companions, had
been attempting to sell cheap Jewelry
on the streets and had been drinking
until all three were drunk.
Body of Missing Man Found.
The mystery surrounding the disap
pearance of Michael Shannon from
North Bend about three weeks ago
was solved by the finding of a bad
ly decomposed body on the bank of
the Platte river near that town. It was
Identified as the body of Shannon by
the clothing and especially by a red
necktie which his sister had given him
a few days before.
Elgin Hoy Disappeared.
August McCllntock, a farmer bov
living near Elgin, has dropped from
view, and foul play Is feared. He was
last seen when he started home oil A
horse. Ho never arrived. The horse
has not appeared, but was seen. It Is
thought, west of Clearwater, with a
Threaten to Enjoin Gas Couiiany.
The Eaton Gas company selected n
small tract of land on lower Market
street near the river bank In Beatrice
for Its new plant. The company ex
pects to begin work at once, but resi
dents of that locality threaten to en
Join the promoters In case they begin
operations in that part of the city.
Young Man Shoots Himself.
Clarence E. Storm, a young farmer
residing about five miles west of Ilen
kelman, went to the house .f his
sweetheart and shot himself three
times, fulling on the doorstep. The
young man bore an excellent reputa
tion. He Is alive, but his wiuiimI.-i nit
Valuable Cow Head.
Christian & Lang, of York, breeders
and Importers of thoroughbred Aberdeen-Angus
cattle, met with quite a
lost In the death of an Imported Tro
jan Krlc.i cow, bred In King KM ward
of England's herd, a show animal that
cost them several hundred dollars.
Death was caused by pneumonia.
Accident at Fairmont.
Whils working In tho yurds Ht F'uir
mont r.rakcnian Lantz slipped while
switching and caught his foot tinrler
th wheel at the engine, cutting It e
Rfl-O I'AHJiniS FOOLED.
Make Deal With Initrunce Agent and
Must pj- Notes for PollcWsd.
A life Insurance agent giving his
name as II. (.'. Smith drfruuded a num
ber of people of Ruin and vicinity In
a novel manner. liepiesentlng the
Kansas City Life Insurance company,
he went there and after trying to sell
policies In the usual manner, proposed
to several persons that he would give
them each 20 per cent of the prem
iums paid In a radius of five miles of
their home If they would take a policy.
In each case saying that the use of the
name would he of that valuo to him.
As he gave written guarantee of his
offer he found no difficulty in making
such arrangements, his victims giving
notes for policies In the company, to
bo paid later by the 20 per cent com
mission. After Mr. Smith left It wa found
that tho notes had been sold to an
"Innocent purchaser." A letter by
one of the victims to the company
brought answer thot Mr. Smith was
no longer In Its service; notes were
sold and guarantee not binding on th
CLAl'SE TS HELD VALID.
Kailrniid Must Put Ten Dollar Per
Hour for Delay.
n other cases decided In court
ut Hurwcll was one of more than gen
eral Interest to the stock shippers of
this state. The action was brought un.
dor the provisions known as "The
Stock Speed Bill," Introduced by Sen
ator K. D. Gould, of Greeley county,
and passed at the last session of tho
As to the lime of departure of cars
from their place of shipment and the
arrival of same to their destination
there was but little dispute between
the purtles and the questions Involved
was theconstltutlonallty of the law. On
this point the court held that the $10
per hour was not a penulty, but was
liquidated damages that the legislature
had a right to determine and that the
law of the state Is a part of every con
tract: thut the liquidated damages, as
fixed by the legislature, was reason
able. There wore many other points
raised, but the case seemed to turn on
the questions slated.
CONVICTS WILL Hl'SK CORN.
Applications Made to Governor of Ne
braska for Paroled Moil.
Even the convicts from the peniten
tiary are being taken out to labor In
the Nebraska corn fields. Never before
were there so many applications In the
governor's office for paroled prisoners
and never before was the need for
corn huskers so pressing and so hard
Kollln Rivers, colored, left the pen
itentiary on parole to husk corn for
his old employer, Cluus Snss, of Gret
na, who wroteji personal letter to
Gov. Mickey, begging that his" old farm
hand be returned to him.
The state labor bureau is unable to
supply the demand for workers In tht
corn fields. Not a name Is now on file
in the department und the constant
applications of the farmers for help
have to be refused. This scarcity has
undoubtedly en used the unusual dt
inii nd for paroled prisoners.
rCE SEHIOl'S CHARGE.
Two Votmjr Men Charged with Entic
ing Girls From Home.
Last Monday evening two young
men. uccompunlcd by two young girls
alxjut 15 years of age, arrived . hi
Plattsmouth and spent the night In
the Perkins hotel, registering as broth,
ers and sisters, hut failed to give their
residence. The next day they went to
Mnynuid. Thursday morning Deputy
Sheriff A. J. Grace arrived from Pot
tawattamie county, Iowa, and took the
four young people back with him.
The girls gave their names as Mary
Horst and Gady Sandiland and stated
thut their residence was in Avoca, la.
The young men were traveling with
a carnival company when they be
came acquainted with them. The war
rant charged the young men with en
ticing the girls away from home for
Gasoline Explodes In Store. .
A can of gasoline that accidentally
fell on the burner of a gasoline stove
In use by a demonstrator In a store at
Stockham exploded. A counter con
taining burning goods was carried Into
the street by several men, whose hands
were badly burned, but the store wan
saved. The loss will be about $300.
Hoy Hus Skull Fructured.
Eugene Alnsworth, a 16-year-old
son of Ira Alnsworth of Fremont, had
his skull fractured at the Standard
Sugar company's factory at Leavltt.
He was tending a machine which was
controlled by a lever, which In some
way flew buck, striking him on the
Hoy Gets Three Years In Pen.
For holding up and robbing Henry
Jones, a new found friend, of $18 In
South Omaha September 11, Roy
Tracy, a 19-year-old colored boy, was
sentenced to three years In the pen
itentiary Thursday afternoon. He pre
tested his Innocence to the last, but
was positively Identified by Jones.
.Must Face the Music.
C. If. Walker, who Is charged with
stcwrli g money for stock In his fake
umbreJa factory at Omaha, transfer
ring It to his wife In Sioux City and
then when the Investor demanded the
return nf his money, turning him off
with a personal note which Is not
worth the paper It l-i written on, must
stand trial In the Omaha courts.
lull Breaker Captured.
Sheriff Phlpps, of Hurt county, and
the slierlfr of Onawa captured the last
f the Jail breakers who broke pall at
onawa. la., last week, four miles west
i.f Oaklund Sunday afternoon on the
iivm of Swan Strand, where he was
Ituilrcml Water Works.
The Northwestern railroad has a
arice force of men at work In West
Point erecting a water tank ana put
"ok I., an extensive system of water
In his biennial report to be Issued
the first of the year Secretary of State
Galusha will recommend to th legis
lature that the rash fund at the vari
ous state Institutions be abolished, or
that the present methods of getting
money out of that fund be changed.
Under the present system the cash
fund is made up of the receipts from
sales made by the superintendent of
stock raised at tho Institution or any
money that Is received from such
sources. The superintendent practical
ly has free rein In spending this
money. The cash fund In some of
the institutions at limes amounts to
$8,000 to $9,000. It Is not turned Into
the state treasury at all, but Is kept
by the superintendent and checked
out on his personal check. Should a
superintendent be so disposed he could
use the money for speculating or he
could buy state warrants with it and
collect the Interest and no one would
be the wiser. Mr. Galusha will recom
mend this money bo turned over to the
state treasurer and be paid out on
warrants Just as the other money ap
propriated for the maintenance of
state Institutions Is paid out.
The executive committee of the
State Teachers' association has Issued
a preliminary announcement of th
program of the annual meeting, to be
held In Lincoln. Dec. 26, 27 and 28. W,
L. Stevens, president. Is president ox
ofilcio of the executive committee. The
other committeemen are W. H. Gard
ner, of Fremont, A. L. Vavlnes, of
ITiilrhiirv ami fl II Thnmil. of Mc-
Cook. President Charles McKenney,
of the Milwaukee state normal, an ed
ucator of marked power and originali
ty, will address the Child Study asso
ciation, the teachers of history and
the general session. Dr. S. H. Clark,
of the University of Chicago, author of
"How to Teach Reading," will deliver
an address and give a recital. He will
read "Ulysses" or "King Lear." Prof.
T. C. Hlalsdell. head of the depart
ment of English In the state agricul
tural college of Michigan, will addresH
teachers of English and the general
session. Dr. Reuben Post Halleck will
deliver three addresses one before
the grammar school section, one be
fore the high school section and tha
third before the general session.
It Is the general impression-of thos
visiting Lincoln that the next legisla
ture will refuse to make an appro
priation for a new library building to
house the Blate library, the supremo
court and the legal department of
state, as badly as such a building Is
needed. Most of tht? visitors ssy it U
foolish to think of a new building here
as long as that $2,600,000 debt Is
hanging over the taxpayers, while oth
ers say Nebraska will need a new cap
Itul building by the time the states
debt Is puld. It Is by no means cer
tain, some of the visitors say, that
the new capltol building will be erect
ed Its Lincoln. Other towns nearer the
center of the state have long wanted
the capltsl location changed and it is
said these towns will refuse to coon
tenance any more buildings arounu
the present state house.
The decision of tha supreme court
In the Central granaries assessment
case. In which It Is hold grain dealers
must be assessed on the average
amount of capital Invested during the
year rather than the amount of grain
on hand April 1, puts a feather In the
cap of Geo, D. Bennett, secretary of
the state board of assessment. This
plan. of assessment was dug out by
Bennett a year or so ago, after various
plans were tried out to get a just as
sessment of this class of property. The
grain men kicked on the plan and
many of the assessors believed it
wrong, but Bennett held on to It, au
thorised the county assessors to work
under It, and finally he has been sus
tained by the supreme court.
Deputy County Attorney Foster, ot
Douglas county, has written to the le
gal department of the state asking
how to arrange the constitutional
amendment proposition on the voting
machines. In his letter Mr. Foster
asks what can be done and then says
it is Impossible to put "for" and
"against" side by side on the machine.
Inasmuch as the leal department of
Douglas county has the machine be
fore It and la supposed to have some
legal knowledge regarding the election
law, the state legal department Is at a
loss to know what to answer, for If
the problem cannot be solved In
Douglas county. It Is hard for the state
ttorneys to figure It out.
The federal grand jury made Its re
port Monday morning and was dls.
charged. Twenty-seven indictments
were returned, but the court refused
to make public any of the Indictments
except those returned for illegal sale
of liquor. The most Important are
held back until arrests are made. It
Is understood, however, that C. T.
Stewart, of Council Bluffs, has also
been Indicted for complicity In land
entries In Mcl'herson county.
The Interest on delinquent tuxes
paid Into the state treasury every year
has become an Important Hum In the
state's finances The average amount
of penalties paid in for the negligence
of people In not paying their taxes
when due Is $39,049. This Is the
amount of interest collected In 1903
and Is suld to be about the averagv
f r the last few years.
S. Haseba, a member of the parlia
ment of Japan, arrived In Lincoln last
week, accompanied by his secretary,
Yamachita Y. Bryan, and the two
gentlemen were entertained at dinner
by Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bryan at
their home at Falrview. Mr. Haseba
Is making a tour of this country.
Yamachita Y. Bryan Is the young Jap
anese protege nf Mr. Bryan, who came
to Lincoln six years ago and made his
home with the Bryuns four years,
adopting their name. He left for Ja
pan two years ago after securing a de
gree from the University of Nebraska.
DOGS TO AID P0LTCE.
CRIME-RIDDEN CHICAGO CONSID
ERING THE IDEA.
Relieves They Would Hrl Oal
Ho1l-t' Men Tost Five Oats
lar -soec"f ullr EaBlored la
The use of dog to rid Chicago of hold
tip men and of the creatures who terrify
and shiy helpless women llifl sugges
tion put fortli by Capt. I. I). O'Brien,
head of the city detective bureau. In it
ninny pernons see a possible solution of
the puzzling problem, how to get riu "f
the dcH-rndtn who are a menace to lif
and proterly in the city. It hus there
fore met with popular favor and the city
olliciiils are being urged at least to ex
periment with, if not adopt It. The adop
tion of the pin u would serve the double
purpose of affording protection and rid
ding the ' community of a growing nui
sance. Besides, Capt. O'l'.rien lielieves
it would check graft on tln force.
The cxki'iem-e of Ghent, Antwerp,
Paris and other cities proven that dogs
thus employed would cost tlic city only
five cents each per day. For th. reu
lsr ni'lit patrolman's work Capt. O'ISiieii
would huve the best Belgian sheep dogs,
HianW nud Groemioiluels, while St. Ber
nards would be used as life savers along
the lake and river and in the parks, and
the bloodhounds would constitute, the de
tective force, to be mod in trailing down
criminal') after a crime Is committed.
Capt. O'Brieu's scheme is rot a theory,
nor does he claim any credit for original
ity la it. lie simply hag made a study of
the methods of the French, German and
Belgian police dog, and he believe that,
sooner or later, Chicago will adopt the
system and train dogs to be the compan
ions and assistants of the night patrolmen,
and the night squadron of detectives.
From an experiment attempted by the
burgomaster of tho thief-ridden city of
Ghent, the use of dogs was proved success
ful. Thereafter dogs were trained and
added to the force until now every patrol
man in tho outlying districts of the city,
or in the dangerous districts, is accom
panied by a dog, and the results so as
tounded the police students in F.urope
that the idea has been adopted in dozens
of cities. According to the reports of the
tnuniclpalitlca of Belgium a trained dog,
Accompanied by a patrolman, accomplishes
the work of two ordinary patrolmen
and he and his master can do the work
and cover the ground thoroughly mora
Ihoroughly than four men alone could
Freed of Thlrvw.
So successful was the experiment ia.
(Shent that, within a few months after
the addition of dugs to the force, tha
thieves and criminals, after trying des
perately to poison or otherwise kill the
police dogs, gave up the efforts. The
i lly how is declared to be clearer of crime
than any city of its sine iu the world, and
the arrest record shows that, with, trained
dogs, a patrolman can make captures)
which otherwise might cause need for
"Chicago," said our student of Euro
pean police methods, who is enthusiastic
in his support ...of. C.apt. O'Brien's idea,,
"could adopt the Belgian dog police idea
with better effect tliun any big city ia .
the world. Tho wirte spread ot the city,,
its great open spaces, tho huge territory
which maxes it practically Impossible for
the present force to cover it thoroughly
the great riiilwtiy yards, the docks and
such places should be made safe by the
use of dogs. In Antwerp, where 1 saw
the dogs used, the idea came to me that
dogs would solve Chicago's police prob
lem better and cheaper than anything
else. We have in Chicago more dogs than
any city In the world, not excepting Con
stantinople, where they are used as scav
engers, and most of them are unless an,
Woald Keep Oat Crook.
"The fact that dogs were on the foros,""
says Capt. O'Brien, "would have a big;
effect ou crooks and criminal- of all'
kinds. The dogs would be la charge of
patrolmen and would be taught to catohv
criminals or disturbers by the back of
the leg and hold them. Police dogs are
taught that their only friends are the po
lice, and that they must always look
upon all others as their euemies. Further
more, they are trained never to touch or
eat auy bone meat, or other sjubstanco
they And while on their round. The
dogs are trained to follow crinuiial over
streams, fences and all sorts of broken
ground, one of the police acting as the
criminal and fleeing before the dog. Tho
young dogs are trained and broken by the
use of the old ones, and in two months a
dog of good breeding and intelligence in
a capable officer. Tho dogs are kept in
kennels, specially prepared, at the rear
of the bureaus of police. Always when
on duty they wear a tight tin muscle, so
lixed that the momeut the pathrolman In
liarne of them looses the leash the mus
xle drops off aud the dog is read for se
tioti. "It is wonderful to see bow intelligent
the doK become in pollcw duties. They
can tell, seemingly by instinct, a thief
or robber. Their intuition is keener often,
than that of their masters. There is an
other thiiiA the do's keep the patrol
men from loitering on duty, aud keep
The city authorities, in view of thn
'nubility of the police to deal with crim
inal condll,,"i here, are considering tho
iiiKgextlon and it muy be adopted.
Kleep I) lira I'uaile Moire.
Prof. V. O. Novy of the university of
Michigan Is said to hare identified the
germ of the deadly African disease krowa
a the sleeping fever, thus lolvlog t he
problem which had bullied Koch, the great
German bacteriologist. Prof. Novy will
try to find a curative antitoxin.
To I'ay P.art liqnaLe I turi.
The San Francisco chamber of com
merce has made partial estimates of toe
lire losses as the result of the recent
arthuuake aud finds that one forty-one
insurance companies have paid prom pt
nd full claims.
.13,000 .tutus In m lev.
At a recent gathering of makers of au
tomobile parts it was estimated that tho
number of automobiles ninde in the Unit
ed States froui Sept. 1, l!Kt t Sept. 1,
lUCsl, was :,tlfs, of which :2.0W wero
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