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MOTTO All Tho News When It Is News.
DAKOTA CITY, NEB., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1909.
FAITHFUL CHRONICLE OF
ALL IMPORTANT ITEMS.
TAFT MADE A MASON
PRESIDENT-ELECT GIVEN .MAS.
TEH Dl'XiHEE AT CIXOXXATI.
Highest Authorities of Seventeen Ktutcs
Assist In the CercmonU-w llltcbeis-k
Confers with Next Executive uml
Then Goes East.
William H. Taft, president-elect of
the United States, Is a master Mason.
The Impressive ceremonies which
brought him that distinction In Cin
cinnati, O., Thursday, were conducted
bjr Charles S. Hosklnson, Ohio grand
The highest Masonic authorities of
seventeen states witnessed Mr. Taft's
admission into the order, as did the
members of Kilwinning lodge, of
which Alfonso Taft, father of tho
president-elect, was a member, and In
which Charles P. Taft was inducted
under the auspices of his father.
Scottish rite cathedral was the scene
of the ceremonies. Its main floor and
gallery were filled when the distin
guished candidate arrived.' The pro
cedure, which culminated In the dec
laration that Mr. Taft was a Mason, oc
cupied thirty-five minutes. Mr. Taft
received many greetings on a new
plane of fellowship as he was escorted
from the hall by the committee hav
ing in charge his initiation
The experience of being declared a
Mason at sight was not ended with tho
afternoon session of the grand loilgo.
Mr. Taft witnessed during the evening
the regular form of inltlatloiv-of a
Frank H. Hitchcock, at the request
of Mr. Taft, came to Cincinnati Thurs
day from Chicago and, after his con
ference, left for Washington. That
they discussed the undecided post of
secretary of the treasury was admit
ted, but beyond the statement that no
decision was reached, no information
was obtainable. The suggestion that
the place likely will go to Chicago, or
further west, was made.
WOMEN CLASH WITH POLICE.
Suffragettes Make a Demonstration In
The suffragettes failed in Ixndon
Thursday In their attempt to present
premier Asquith with a resolution of
the Women's Freedom league declar
ing for the continuation of the mili
tant propaganda for suffrage. They
first attempted 1o march in proces
sion, but the line being broken up by
the police, they mingled with a crowd
of the curious, who had gathered to
Witness the scene, and sauntered sin
gly towards Downing street.
The police, however, completely
blocked all entrances to the thorough
fare and twenty of the more militant
suffragettes, who tried to break
through the lines, were arrested,
charged with Interfering with the po
lice. For a time there was a scene of
great disorder, the women time and
again throwing themselves valiantly
against a double line of police, only to
be forced back, or If unusually persist
ent, to be haniod over to constables,
who marchod them off to the police
station anid cheers, hoots and hisses
from a throng.
BANKER FOFXD GUILTY.
Pittsburg Financier to Serve Term In
W. W. Ramsey, former president
f the German National bank, Thurs
day was found guilty as indicted in
connection with the recent graft ex
posure at Pittsburg, Pa., The Jury
returned a sealed verdict, which was
opened when court convened. Ramsey
Was accused of bribing Councilman J.
P. Klein by giving him $17,600, for
which Klein was to secure the passage
of an ordinance making the bank a
depository for city funds.
Divorce for Mrs. Lemp.
A decree of divorce, with alimony of
ff.OOO a year and the custody of her
on, was awarded Mrs. William J.
Lemp, Jr., known as the "Lavender
lAiy," by Judge George Hitchcock In
the circuit court at St. Louis, Mo..
Thursday. The decision followed a
ensatlonal trial, which lasted more
than a week and cloned Tuesday last.
Heart Is Sewed Vp.
With five stitches in his heart hold
ing It together, Albert Johnson, a 81-year-old
colored man, of Philadelphia
Is alive in the Pennsylvania hospital,
following an operation in which the
ut was sewed together by Dr. Francis
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Thursday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow: Butch
r steers, $5.60. Top hogs, $8.20.
Radium Institute for Germany.
A gift of $32,600, recently made to
Heidelberg university, will be applied
U the foundation of the first radium
institute In Germany, In connection
with a cancer institute In Heidelberg.
Death In Explosion.
Three persons were burned to death
nd four fatally injured Thursday by
hf explosion of a keg of mining pow
der In a coal miner's house near Col
Uiers, W. Va.
to a Plaila
fro i shed Throng.
A greater crowd than usual gather
ed at Westminster Tuesday for the
state opening of parliament by King
Edward, who was accompanied to the
function by Queen Alexandra, the
prince and Trlncess of Wales and oth
er members of the royal family. A
day of bright sunshine and the fact
that this wns the first public appear
ance of the king and queen since their
return from lierlln were largely re
sponsible for the outpouring of the
people who lined the route to Buck
ingham palace and gave the sover
eigns an enthusiastic greeting as they
passed in procession with an escort
of the guards to the house of parlia
ment. Another and a greater crowd had
assembled In the Immediate vicinity of
St. Stephens. These people were curi
ous to see what would be the outcome
of the threats made by the unem
ployed and the woman suffraglstf to
Indulge In demonstrations. The police
at this point were out In force and
ready to deal with any disturbance.
The house of lords, when their ma
jesties appeared, was filled with peers
and peeresses, members of the house
of commons, diplomats and other rep
resentatives of the official and social
life In London.
Ambassador Ueld and J. Rldgeley
Carter, secretary of the American em
bassy, wre in the diplomatic section.
King Edward's speech from the
throne contained no surprises, and as
had been anticipated, the projected
legislation forecast by his majesty Is
largely social in character. The king
opened with a graceful allusion to his
recent visit to Berlin.
BERLIN RIPPER STILL FREE.
Continues Ills Attacks on Women In
Murderous attacks on women on
the streets of Berlin continue, and the
criminal has not yet been arrested.
Two new cases occurred Tuesday
morning, and both women were slight
ly wounded. This brings the aggre
gate since the beginning of these "rip
per" outrages up to 22.
Five attacks were made upon wom
en Monday evening In the eastern sub
urbs which brought the day's total up
to seven. One of the women was se
riously Injured, but the others' in
juries were slight. Many persons de
clare they have seen the criminal and
the descriptions tally In most cases,
leading the police to the conclusion
that one man Is responsible in every
case. Witnesses of the attacks, how
ever, have confined their attentions
largely to assisting the injured women,
allowing their assailant to escape. Sev
eral arrests have been made.
CRIME OF FIEND STIRS CITY.
Revolting Deed Causes Sensation In
The discovery of a revolting crime,
recalling In detail the case which oc
curred in Paris in 1907, has caused a
sensation' at Marseilles, Francs. The
body of an 8-year-old girl, torn by
28 knife wounds and further muti
lated by burns, has been found In a
populous quarter of the city. It was
learned that the child had been ill
treated before being killed. A man
who had ben living with the girl's
mother, who is a widow, has been ar
rested. Munler and Suicide.
A man known as "Pap" Johnson, a
notorious Jointist, or keeper of an Il
licit saloon, shot and killed Mrs. Fran
cis Swltzer at the woman's home In
Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday and then
committed suicide. No motive for the
tragedy is known. Johnson lived at
the Swltzer home, which was in what
Is known as the "bottoms."
Man Demanded $7,000.
Armed with a revolver In one hand
and a dynamite bomb In the other, a
man Monday at Kansas City, Mo., en
tered the home of Lawrence M. Jones,
president of the Jones Bros.' Dry
Goods company, and demanded $7,000.
By a ruse Jones overpowered the man,
who was . arrested.
Haskell Case Postponed.
Owing to the sudden serious Illness
of State's Attorney James Hepburn,
Judge Strang, In the circuit court at
Guthrie, Okla., Monday again postpon
ed his decision In the Haskell-Mac-Reynolds
seizure case until March 1.
Judge Strang announced that there
would be no further postponements.
Dud Wreck in Illinois.
Illinois Central train No. 206, south
bound, fromSt. Louis to New Orleans,
was wrecked six miles east of Mur
physboro, III., Monday. Six persons
are reported to have been killed and
about thirty injured. Owing to brok
en telegraphic communication the de
tails are lacking.
Philippine Bund Arrives.
The Philippine constabulary band,
composing over eighty members,
which will lead the parade in Wash
ington on the occasion of the Inaugu
ration og President Taft, arrived San
Francisco, Cal., Tuesduy on the army
King Ofs'iis Parliament.
A greater crowd than usual gath
ered in Westminster Monday for the
state opening of parliament by King
Edward, who was accompunied to the
function by Queen Alexandria, the
prince and princess of Wales and oth
er members of the royji family.
lUmliquuko Shock lu Alaska.
A upeciul from Skagway says an
eurthuuoke was felt there Tuesday
morning. No damuge was done.
OVER 5,000 LIVES LOST.
Many Persian Tmvtia Wiped Out by
News was received In Teheran, Per
sia, Wednesday showing the violent
earthquake recorded on January 2S at
almost every scientific observatory In
the world where seismographs are In
stalled had Its location In the prov
ince of Luristan, western Persia. Sixty
Tillages in the district were wholly or
partially destroyed, and the resultant
loss of life is placed between 5,000
This Information was conveyed in
belated reports to the government.
The districts of Burujiird and Selahor,
In Luristan province, were the centpr
of the greatest violence and here the
heaviest casualties occurred. Several
villages are reported to have been
completely er.gulft-5. The destitute
survivors are Heclng into the town of
Burujurd, whence appeals for assist
ance are now teaching the govern
ment. They report having lost practi
cally all their herds, and about 10,000
head of tatt'.c rerlshcd.
HEKCFED BY I.I I E SAVERS.
Mcmls-rs of t'rrw of Wrecked Schoon
er Are Saved.
The four-masted schooner Miles M
Merry, bound from Uctston to Norfolk,
went ashore early Wednesday near
Moriches. L. I. The crew of twelve
men were taken off in breeches buoys
by a crew from the life saving station.
The Merry ran on the beach within a
few hundred yards of the life saving
station, ljust befoio daybreak, less than
a quarter mile from the place where
she ran ashore lust year. When first
sighted by life savers she was between
the beach and a sandbar off shore a'.id
finking rapidly. The officers appar
ently were unaware of their danger,
'ilthough the weather was clear.
Voting Man Shoots Girl mid Then Kills
While speeding along In a taxlcah
In Reading, Pa., early Wednesday Stel
la Rocktashel, aged 18 years, was shot
and killed, and her companion, George
E. Kraut, a telephone Inspector, 20
yeers of age, after directing the chauf
feur to hurry to the hospital, turned
the revolver that killed the girl upon
himself and sent a bullet Into his
heart, dying almost Instantly. Whether
there had been a quarrel, or the two
most notoriously bloodthirsty of all
been-- definitely determined. Lewis
Becker, the chaufTeur, was unable to
throw any light on the affair.
NOTED WARRIOR IS DEAD.
Geronimo, the Famous Apacho Chief,
Geronimo, the noted Apache Indian
chief, died at Fort Sill. Okla., Wednes
day, where he had been confined as a
prisoner of war for a number of years.
Geronimo was for many years the
most notoriously blodthlrsty of all
these Indian chiefs, and for over a
quarter of a century, in the territory
of Arizona and surrounding country,
he waged a ceaseless warfare against
the whltes, and was the terror of every
white man, woman and child in the
Blow for Lincoln Fans.
All the Sunday baseball measures
were killed In the state senate at Lin
coln, Neb., Wednesday. This makes
It Impossible to secure Sunday base
ball In any form at this session of the
legislature. Lincoln fans were agitating
for the bills and thousands had signed
According to a report by Chief In
ipector John Sargent, of the Immigra
tion office, issued in Seattle, Wash.,
Wednesday, there have come Into this
country at that port during the last
six months 652 Japanese men, women
and children, on all the steamships ply
ing to Seattle from the orient.
Like a Fiendish Crime.
Evidence believed to indicate a
fiendish crime was found Wednesday
when the unconscious form of Ella
Glngles, an Irish lacemaker, was found
In a room at the Wellington hotel. In
Chicago. The girl was bound securely,
suffering from laudanum poisoning
and apparently had been assaulted.
Oklahoma Bank Robbed.
The bank of Oklahoma, sixteen
miles south of Muskogee, Okla., was
robbed early Monday, and the sheriff
and a number of deputies, with blood
hounds, have started for the cene. No
details have been received.
To Hunt Down Redskins.
Lieut. Berlin, of Mexico CUy, Mex.,
has been ordered, with fifty infantry
men, to penetrate the territory of Qul
nana Roo and locute the Muya Indians
who have been attacking settlements
and small detachments of soldiers.
I'lireqiiitcd Isvc (lie Cause.
Lorenz Stroebel, disappointed In
love ended his life at Ogden, I'tuh, by
cutting his throat. Ills parents reside
In Omaha, Neb.
Vandcrbilt Fined for Contempt.
Alfred Gwynne Vunderbllt, who bull
ed for Europe ufter he hud been nul
poenued to serve us a Juror in the su
preme court, was fined $250 in New
Vork Wednesday by Justice tltiy.
lira at Garrison, Neb.
Fire, started by the explosion of a
lump, swept the west hulf uf Garrison,
Neb., Wed tie. day, causing a loss of
$50,01X1. Four store wire burned.
The village is without file protection.
CITY OFFICIALS DISAGREE.
Mass Meeting at Fairmont Grows Out
A mass meeting of taxpayers and
citizens was held In Fairmont for the
purpose of determining on some defi
nite action In connection with the
n isundcrstanding between the; city
council and Mayor Hall. The meet
ing grew out of a trial where Will Lot
trldge, a temperance saloon proprietor,
was found guilty and fined $50 for as
sault on Rev. John Gallagher. Several
weeks ago three council men contract
ed for the services of a secret service
man to secure evidence against Lott
rldge. The evidence was secured and
$100 of tho detective's remuneration
wuspatd by the three counellmen, the
expecting to be reimbursed out ofliie
city treasury. Mayor Hall, however,
refused to sign the warrant.
He appeared In his own defense nt
the mass meeting, and stated that he
would not sign the warrant unless pre
sented with a petition signed by 85
per cent of the voters of the city.
Lottrldge appealed the cuse to the
district court after Judge Bennett
pronounced a fine of $50. His bond
was. fixed at $300, but because he was
unable to get a signer, he was com
mitted to the county Jail at Geneva.
Case Against Several Putties Arrested
lit OrtI SettliHl.
The alleged gamblers, who were ar
rested at Ord a short time after waiv
ing examination at the county court,
decided, to plead guilty. The affair
was a sort of a compromise all around.
Three of the men pleaded guilty on
condition that the other two would bo
let off. Those who pleaded guilty
were Arthur Hall, Butehle White and
Fax Hughes. They were fined $100
each. The charges against Frank Crow
and Charles Masln who had been ar
rested with the gang were withdrawn.
Ko action was taken' in the case of
John Turner. Charles Strom, who act
d as decoy and assisted the officers
In the arrest of the gamblers went to
Dakota last week and it was rumored
that he had been hired to clear out
and not appear with his evidence in
the district court. Accordingly County
Attorney Davis swore out a warrant
and telegraphed for his arrest. He
received a message by wire, that he
was In Jail at Dallas, ft. D but as the
case had then been settled he was at
WILL CASE DECIDED.
Old Soldier Declared Insane and Be
quest Sot Aside.
The Frederick will case was decided
the first of the week by the state su
preme court, the decision of the lower
courts being upheld. This case has
created more popular Interest than
any other In the history of Valley
oounty. Mr. Frederick was In the sol
diers' home at Grand Island at the
time of his death and willed his farm
and about $1,500 In cahh to Miss
Edith Robblns. Tho will was contest
ed by the family on the grounds of
undue Influence being used and a plea
ot Insanity was also entered. The
supreme court In giving its decision
considered the old gentleman Insane
and therefore the will was set aside.
A new hearing will be asked for.
YOUNG GIRL DISAPPEARS.
Missouri Senator In Omaha ScarclUng
for Missing Daughter.
J. W. Peck, of Westboro, Mo., mem
ber of the senate of that state, was In
Omaha hunting for his eldest daugh
ter. Miss Nellie Peck, aged 19. The
young woman left her home two weeks
ago to visit the family of W. A. Slmp
klns, at David City, Neb. She stayed
at the Slmpklns home for six days and
left for Omaha. She wrote home from
Omahathat she had arrived and would
register at a certain hotel. No record
of her can be found at the hotel and
no word has been received from the
girl since. The missing girl Is stylishly
dressed and of average height, with
Dominican Sisterhood Academy.
The terms of the proposed transfer
of the vacant convent property at
Hastings to the Dominican sisterhood
of the Catholic church, to be used for
an academy, have been approved by
all persons and officials concerned.
The academy will be for boys and girls
and will be ready for use at the begin
ning of the next school year.
Racing Date Fixed.
O'Neill has been readmitted Into the
North Nebraska short shipment racing
circuit and the following Initial dates
fixed: Norfolk, August 4; O'Neill,
August 11; Neigh, August 18; Pierce,
August 25; Crelghton, September 2;
Stanton, September IS; Madison, Sep
tember 22. The purses were left at
Grafton II us a Small Fire.
Sunday night the alarm was given
that the general merchandise store of
Mrs. M. B. Halney had taken fire at
Grafton. Owing to the prompt aid of
the people and the excellent work of
the fire extinguishers the Humes were
checked before a greut deul of damage
lira uf Butte.
Butte hud a disastrous fire Mooday.
Odd Fellows' hall, one of the lui Rest in
the town, being destroyed. Tic fire
Was caused from a defective Hne. The
Leslie restaurant also was burMd. He
roic efforts saved the Hotel Oxford
and Graves' general store Both
caught fire many times.
Closed (mi a Judgment.
The Walton saloon was closed at
Norfolk by Constable Flynn to protect
two vncovered Judgments obtained by
Hauler Bros. & Co.
SAVES LIVES OF ClULDKEZT.
Faithful Bulldog Drags Them
Bursting In the door when neighbor!
helplessly t watched the cottage burns
lng, Jack,' a bulldog, at Omaha Satur-j
day, saved the lives of thiee little girls
whose protector he Sad been slnOe
their father wan killed on th railroad
two years ago. j
Mrs. Mary Smith, the mother, was
out nursing, and Klla. aged 16, was
getting supper ready, while Mary, aged
4, and Jessie, 18 months, were on the
bed when the flames broke out. Jack,
who was outside, suddenly threw him-
self against the door and seized Ella
by the dress and dragged her out.'
Seized with panic, neither she nor the'
neighbors who rushed to watch the)
tire made a move to save the younger
children. Jack, after barking furious
ly at the men and women, who paid
no attention to his cries of alarm.
rushed back Into the house and drag-j
g-i out Maiy by her nightdress. By'
this time the doorway was a mass of.
flumes. The faithful dog, however,)
:e:iped through the window and reap
peared at the door with the baby.
OXF. KILLED; EIGHT 1IVRT.
Throe Pas-cuKcr Couches Icavo Ralls
on tho Missouri Pacific.
One passenger was killed and eight
others Injured, some of them seriously,
when three coaches of Missouri Pacific
passenger train No. 104 left the rails
at Union, a rmall station forty miles
south of Omuhu, Sunday. I
All the Injured persons and Thomas
I'arnum, the dead stockman, were In
the smoking car, which turned on Its
side. The water tank crushed Bar
num's skull and he was dend when
found. Amos McNamee, with whom'
Bamtim was conversing, narrowly es
caped a like fate. j
Although the weather was Intensely
cold, the injured did not suffer greatly,'
being cared for In the warm coaches
which didn't leave the track. Seven
physicians were hurried to the scene.
None of the Injured, it is believed, will
The wreck Is said to have been
caused by spreading rails.
TO COXTROL WHEAT PRICES.
Farmers of Three States Organize a
Combine at Hustings.
An organization of the Winter
Wheat Growers' association of Kansas,
Nebraska and Oklahoma was complet
ed Saturduy at Hustings at the close
of a three days' muss meeting of farm
ers of three states. The purpose la to
control the price of winter Wheat.
About 200 farmers signed a pledge
agreeing not to sell their next year's
crop for less than the price to be fixed
at a delegate convention, except after
thirty days' notice to the directors
and failure to get the agreed prloe. A
fund of $500 was raised to push the
work of organization.
ELECTRIC LIGHT FOR A RANCH.
Proposed Also to Make Electricity Do
Farm Work. j
Lloyd Rude of Sunol, is perfecting
an electric lighting and power system
for th'e Booth ranch and also the en
tire valley between Lodge Pole and
Sidney. He expects to harness the
waters of tho creek with a wheel
of his own Invention, which will drive
a 300-horse power dynamo. If this
proves a success It will only be a short
time until all the volley will plow
their ground and thresh their grain
by electricity, while the farmer's wife
will do her washing and churn her
butter with this Invisible power.
Xebruskau In the Tolls.
Benjamin Murquls, formerly a farm
er and horse dealer near Oshkosh, wa4
arrested In Kansas nn Information,
furntJHied by the Commercial National
bank of Ch.'.ppell, claiming he owed
that Institution $20,000, and that pari!
of the sum was illegally obtained. He
says his obligation to the bank is $15,-'
Shooting Affray nt Br comer.
During a fight at the Harder A
Peterson saloon at Breemer between,
Victor P;te.son and John Smith, Smith
pulled a gun and shot at Peterson, one
bullet striking him In the forehead,
glancing upward and out, making 4
dangerous wound. He has a good
chance for recovery.
Klooinflcld'K First Homicide.
The first homicide In the history oi
Itloomfleld took place In the Maxwell
billiard hall and rastuurant Friday
morning at 10 o'clock. Mike Eaffley,
generaly known as ."Dig" Mike, a la
borer, was stabbed In the heart by
Herman Sorey, a young man man, who
came from Missouri Vulley, la.
Child Fatally Burned.
The S-year-old child of Ray Elwooo
living two miles east of Harbine was so
severely burned while playing with
fire in the house during the absencs
of her parents that she died. A S-year-old
daughter of Mr. El wood's was also
badly burned but will recover.
Want a National Park.
A move is on foot at Beatrice by t
number of citizens to have a national
park established on the late Daniel
Freeman farm west of the city, which
Is the first homestead in the United
Cannon Sells Nebraska Land.
A transfer of lund recorded In West
Point shows that Speaker Joseph G.
Cannon, of the national house of rep
resentatives, has sold 1,100 acres own
ed by him in that county to Ferdi
nand Xovuk for $o4,0U0.
Fanner Attempted Suicide.
John Appleyard a well-to-do farmei
living four miles west of Edgar, at
tempted to commit suicide by shoot
ing himself lu the temple with a $
calibre revolver. While the wound Is
dungerous it Is though that he will
Perishes In the Blizzard.
Herman TuVlor, a prominent stock
feeder residing a mile south of Plain
view, perished in the bllzinrd. He
went out lo tui'c. for hi stouk and evl-
dent'y beci tns e.':!:aastcd.
Nebraska will not spend more than
$15,000 for the Lincoln statue to be
erected in Lincoln as a centenary me
morial, the house refusing Monday to
concur In the senate amendment In
creasing the house appropriation from
$15,000 to $25,000.
The primary system In Nebraska
was remedied Monday by the passage
of the Kuhl rotation bill. The bill,
which was drawn I y the Cedar county
member, provides for rotation by elec
The Taylor antl-dlscrlmtnatinn act,
which amends the present act by pro
viding against buying as well as sell
ing at rates discriminative between
localities, was pnssed.
A bill restricting the university to
95 per cent of the 1 mill levy was
pnssed. This bill, which includes
$30,000 uncollected tnxe of the pre
ceding blennlum, will give the uni
versity $75,000 during the next two
years. Added to this amount will be
$444,000 from other sources.
Bills have been Intr duced to pro
vide for a bee Inspector, a drug In
spector, a dairy Inspector, three Alaska-Yukon
commissioners, six commis
sioners to revise the statutes, and
hosts of other places. In all such cases
the governor is to appoint.
The bill by Brown, of Sherman, pro
viding that the stato land commission- 1
er may give permission to parties to
work school land for Its pumice or
cleansing properties mny have hard
sledding when the legislature wakes
up to what this does. The Cudahy
Packing company has a pumice mine
In the southwest part of the state and
should this bill become a law this Arm,
or some other corporation engaged In
the manufacturing or selling cleansers,
would be ablo to get hold of all of this
property In the state. One man who
owns a 40-acre tract which Is under
laid with pumice said he valued this
property at $5,000.
James Craddock, of Omaha, former
ly of Lincoln, is booked for a Job under
Gov. Shallenberger, provided thnt the
bill Introduced by Holmes, of Douglas,
becomes a law. This bill gives the
governor authority to appoint a state
architect and pay him what he thinks
is right and proper.
Nels Johnson, the representative
from Burt county, is anxious to get fa
vorable action on his bill to require
the stamp of the assessor upon notes
and mortgages to show they have been
assessed and taxed.
Thomas, of Douglas, introduced a
bill In the house Saturday Increasing
the salary of county attorney of Doug
las county to $4,000 from $2,500. But
Introduced a bill permitting screens in
saloons In cities of metropolitan class.
Nettleton of Clay, Introduced a bill
appropriating $5,000 to pay back to
members of soldiers' homes any money
the state may have taken out of their
In the senate Wednesday the woman
suffrage bill was ordered engrossed
for a third reading by a vote of 16 to
16. The entire morning was spent In
red hot debate In the committee of
the whole. In order to pass the bill
In the senate seventeen votes are re
quired. The supporters of the bill
claim they have another vote pled?"'.
In the house Taylor and Clarke be
came Involved In a controversy over
the Sink bill limiting the length of
The Sink bill, limiting the length
of freight trains of sixty-five cars, was
recommended for pu-sHage late Wed
The senate Wednesday afternoon
approved the plan to allow the profes
sors of the stato university to parti
cipate in the Carnegie pension fund.
Af.er an extended debate In the com
mittee of the whole the bill was ap
proved by a decisive majority.
The Oll.s physical valuation bill was
recommended for passage. The bill
provides for the physical valuation of
In the house Tuesday the resolu
tion to submit the woman's su ft rage
question to a vote of the people was
placed on general file to be discussed
In the near future. Opponents of the
measure made a desperate effort to
kill It, but were unsuccessful.
The house passed the Taylor bill to
compel mortgage owners to pay a tax
on the amount of their mortgages.
Heffernan of Dakota county, Intro
duced a bill In the house to make It
unlawful to give toll bridge passes.
He explained that the bill was de
signed to correct evils supposed to
exist In his home county.
Speaker Pool Is the author of a bill
to provide for the maintenance of In
digent consumptive patients In state
or county hospitals.
Dairymen of the state have outlined
two bills, and they have been Intro
duced In the senate and In the house.
Ona provides for an Increase In the
number of dairy Inspectors. The
other prohibits the use of milk or
cream cans for other than dairy pur
poses. Representative Jerry Howard, of
Douglas county Introduced In the
house of representatives a bill to seg
regate the Japanese and Chinese la
borers from the American workmen.
The measure provides that Japanese
and Chinese must not work In com
pany with white men and must not
be employed In the same building.
Howard says the bill was evolved to
eradicate conditions existing In South
Omaha, where Japanese laborers are
employed In the packing houses.
A bill was Introduced in the house
Thursday to expel fraternities from the
schools and colleges of Nebraska.
The sunute killed the woman's suf
frage bill. The bill permitting the
state university to accept the Carne
gie pension funds was passed.
The house killed a bill appropriating
$2,000 to mark the Oregon trail In
Nebraska. A number of women, mem
bers of the Daughter of the Ameri
can Revolution, urged the pussage of
the bill In the senate.
A bill was Introduced to establish
a state prlnteiy at the Nebraska peni
tentiary. Among the bills Introduced by Sen
ator Bartos is one to make mutual fire
Insurance companies poy to their de
puties and agents soliciting insurance
the $- fee which is claimed lu their
reports to be ail thut Is allowed in
the way of commission
For Just a few minutes Thurso,
the bouse stood for an appropriate
of 11,000 for the distribution of ho
cholera cure and then It killed t
bill by Indefinitely postponing It. Kl
len and Armstrong Insisted on favo:
able action on the bill, but Taylor
Custer wanted to know why the mon
Could not be paid nut of the appr-.ipri.
tloi for the last blennlum.
In committee of the whole the sea
ate recommended to pass tho Bnnnlnj
reciprocal demurrage bill, which bU
been agreed upon by the J-ilnt com
mlttees. Tho standing committee'
amendments were agreed to.
A Din by tuner or Seward, prof
vldlng for an assessment of real estati
every two years Instead of every four"
years was indefinitely postponed. 'j
A bill by Tlbbets of Adams, amend
lng the descent law, was indefinitely,
On standing committee reports, the
bill by Senator Howell. Introduced al,
the request of John 1). Ware of Omaha.
providing for a commission form of
government for cities of 10,000 popu
lr.tlcn and over, wus Indefinitely post
After an exciting scrap and a call
of the senate, "Bryan's citizenship"
bill passed the senate Monday. Tn
vote Mood 17 to 14. At first It looked
as If the vote would be 16 to 12, but
Senator Miller made a valiant fight for
the bill and Anally saved It.
Senator Ransom led the democratic
revolt. The measure Is designed to
create n department of political sci
ence and citizenship at the state uni
versity, and It was believed that Bryan
would be-named as the head of the
Chaplain Wurlleld Monday created a
sensation ry directing a prayer against
the Sunday baseball measures. He)
asked providence to turn the member
against such legislation. The Sunday
baseball men are angry and accuse thg
chaplain of lobbying without being!
The finance committee has allowed
$14,000 for salaries and $15,000 fori
general expenses of the railway cornJ
mission, which Is $4,000 less for saW
rles and $5,000 less for expenses than!
was allowed by the legislature of two!
years ago. ' 1
A decision has been reached by thV
committee not lo grant the Increased
appropriation for the labor bureatj!
asked by Commissioner W. M. Mauf
pin. which also Includes a raise in th
salary of the commissioner himself.
r or tile iiiioiu ui uuiiu io.uu
buildings the committee allowed
fuel llirhts and enelne house exDensi
$7,000; Improvements, repairs of capU
tol building, $6,000; employers' wage,
regular, $15,000, but out of this item
$70 a month is to be paid for a Janltof
selected by the governor for the ex
executive office and mansion; extra
Janitors during the legislature, $1,440;
Incidentals, $3,000; repairing roof,
$1,200; steel celling In eapltol build
ln4s,'$rrQ0; -Complete .wiring, of capitol
building. $1,600; two extra firemen'
during the legislature, $J60.
The Judiciary committee has recom-.
mended the Leldlgh bill fixing the sal
aries in the office of the clerk of thf
supreme court. As amended befortf
reporting it provides: Salary of clerkj
$4,000; deputy, $2,600; two assistants,
each, $1,000; deputy reporter, $1,8001
assistant, $1,200; second assistant
$1,100; deputy librarian, $1,000.
All the Sunday baseball measur
were killed In the state senate Wedi)
day morning. This makes It lmposi
1.1a in napiir. Stiinilnv hnatm1l In AlV
lorni bi nun ntmnioii vi win ieKBiaturjf.
Lincoln fans were agitating for tn
bills and thousands had signed pnj
The house Wednesday slaughter'
Kelly's bill to establish an agriculture
school at Cambridge. The school
be located In the North Platte court)
After an acrimonious debate by
house members the Sink bill restrict!
the length of freight trains to si:
five cars was defeated by a vote oi
The senate passed a bill which msjfj
ruin Nebraska's divorce Industry. Thei
residence period Is Increased from sljj
months to one year and the applicant
must swear that he or she Intends tff
reside In the state far at least five
years. In case of doubt the dscrajj
may be withheld. The house passeS
a bill Imposing penalties for the PUPJ
llcetlon of false pedigrees of flva
Case, of Frontier, Introduced a bt
In the house providing that befof
marriage licenses shall be Issued at
plicants must have a certificate frot
some physician stating they are 80
afflicted with tuberculosis or any rati
tal or physical ailment. 4
The finance committee, which hM
practically completed the salary bill,'
reduced the salary of the deputy eecrt),
tary of state and the deputy state J
perlntendent from $1,800 to $1,500 4ns
nually. The engineer at Mllford indus
trial school was decreased
to $800 a year, and the :
Increased from $380 to
The assistant state veterir
$200 a year, was cut
bookkeepers In the office of the lai)3
commissioner were Increased frofn
$1,860 to $1,600 a year each, and tn
recorder In the same office from $1,
000 to $1,500, and two clerks were cut
out. Increases were made In the ap
proprluAiona for the district and su
preme Judges In accordance with the
Shoemaker's bill to define specifical
ly the Jurisdiction of district courts
and Justices of the peace was killed.
The railroad committee killed the
bill knocking out the 2 5 -cent extra
charge made by railroads when cash
fare Is paid on the train.
A bill by Groves, of Lancaster, has
been recommended for passage by the
Judiciary committee. This bill pro
vldes a penulty for any saloonkeepef
who permits treating In his saloon. Ths
lIU wus umeuded so that If a saloon
keeper is convicted three tiroes for
permitting treating he shall lose his li
cense, ami it Is made mandatory upon
the excise bourd to revoke the license.
The committee on public lands and
buildings made its report recom-
mending one $100, (lull building for the
Kearney normul school, one to cost
$100,000 for Hunting, $10,000 for the
Koidlers and Kuilnrs' home at Grand
Island, uml $10,000 for repairs to the
Imlutitriul home at Keurney. ;
Rulnes, i.f WcbuW'i-, would amend
the Slocuiub law by abolishing all sa
loons within four miles of any univer
sity, state farm, or normal school, and
within two and onu-half miles of ttuy
military post. The bill, passed, would,
effectually niuke Lincoln dry. '
farm hand waj
$420 a yeaj,
out. The two)
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