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Ington and In Other Sections of
Senator NewlnndB introduced a ro
Tlscd interstate trado commission
Senator McLean Introduced a bill
exempting "factory smokers" cigars
from internal revenue tax.
Watchdogs of the treasury refused
to permit of an appropriation for
coast defense of Cape Henry.
The- Houso Immigration commission
decided to report favorably a bill bar
ring Illiterate immigrants.
Senator Dupont denied election
corruption charkoa mado by Senator
Jli'ed'B investigation resolution.
In a special message President Taft
urged congress to grant permission
for an American officer to serve as an
Instructor in Chilean army.
8enator Culberson presented a let
ter from San Antonio, Tex., claiming
that city was being used as a plotting
baso of Moxlcan revolutionists.
Sonator Stone Introduced resolu
tion directing foreign relations com
mitteo to make prompt Inquiry Into
conditions on Mexican border.
Senator Cummins spoko favoring
general pension loglBlation. saying
the government could tax wealth if
necessary to provide revonuo.
In the house tho nmondment to the
"fortMcntlonB appropriations bill pro
rldlns for tho government to manu
facture lie own powder was defeated.
British Ambassador Bryco explain
ed tho BrltiHh legislative system to
the house Judiciary comirflttoo in con
nection with tho legislative bureau
Senator Hitchcock, speaking on IiIb
resolution regarding Colombia, said
tho cession of Panama from Colombia
was a conspiracy approved by tho
Sonator Brlstow spoke against tho
majority roport of tho sonata commit
too exonerating Sonator StophenBon
of tho charges of corruption In his
Representative Hughes introduced
A bill Incorporating Presidont Taft'a
recommendations for an Industrial re
lation commission to investigate In
Labor Lender John Williams of
Pittsburgh told finance commlttoo of
the senate any reduction In stool
plato tariff would result in conflict
between capital and labor.
Senator Hitchcock prossod forward
tho movomont for a sonato investiga
tion of tho diaputo botwoon tho Unit
ed StatoB and Colombia growing out
of tho establishment of Panama as a
republic. Ho introduced a resolution
' BBklng that tho president send to tho
Bonato nil correspondence nnd com
munications between United Statoa
Supporters of Presidont
willing to pit him against Roosovolt.
Colonol Roosovolt 1b casting about
for n mnn'to manage his campaign.
Rev. W. B. Loomis, a poraonal
frlohd of Abraham Lincoln, 1b dead at
Lone Rock, Wis.
Groat Britain hnB acknowledged tho
right of tho United States to fortify
tho Isthmian canal.
Tho ways and moans commlttoo of
tho houso still is deadlocked on tho
eugar turlff schodulo.
CharleB Louis Loob, professor of
Greek and former president of Tran
sylvania unlvorolty, Ib dead.
Tho house went on record as favor
ing tho ndoptlon of tho eight hour
work day on nil government work.
Tho president nominated Charles
A. Overlook of Arizona to bo Unltod
BtatcB marshal for tho district of
Flvo of tho Bovcn railroad and
steamship men indicted In Juneau,
Alaska, Fobruary 15, for alleged vio
lation of tho Bhorman law gave bonds
for their nppearanco in court at
Juneau March 15.
Roprcsontatlvo Adamson introduced
a resolution for inquiry by interstate
commorco commission Into chargos
that railway and shipping combina
tions intend to use the Pnnnma cannl
to Bottlo competition in freight rates.
Tho nppearanco of a French duncor,
daringly clad, nt n Sunday cafe chat
ant, given by Mr. nnd Mrs. William
Llttauer of Now York Ib Interesting
John II. Marble, formerly of San
Francisco, chief of tho division of
proBecutloris of tho Interstate Com
merce commission, hns been appoint
ed secretary of tho commission to
succeed Kdwnrd A. Mosloy, who dlod
Chairman Underwood aald tho
ways and means committee had failod
to find a substitute for sugar as a
rovenuo producer, thoreby Indicating
freo sugar was unlikely.
President Taft declares tho time
has not como for this country to bo
economical at tho exponso of an ado
quatc naval establishment.
Tho plant of the Montana Packing
company wna destroyed by fire nt
Butte. The estimated loss Is $50,000.
Tho senate is making ready to take
tip houso tariff bills.
Juarez, Mexico, Is still nn oocn port
despite order of Madero.
Eight hundred thousand British
conl miners havo ceased work.
President Taft is preparing for an
extended speechmaking tour.
President Mndcro of Mexico iays
he has no thought of resigning.
Both houses of congress Interested
themselves in tho Lawrence strike
There was a mutiny of soldiers at
Peking, nnd tho city was given over
-to plllago and burning.
Tho trust platform of Senator
Cummins was embodied In a bill he
introduced in the senate.
Senator Cummins offered a bill de
signed to strengthen tho anti-trust
arm of tho government.
Colonel Rooaovelt announces that
ho will accept tho republican nomina
tion for tho presidency.
Arizona occupies tho distinction of
having no federal ofllclal slnco her ad
mission to statehood.
Tho United States steel corpora
tlo is described by an export exam
iner as ono of tho bad trusts.
Tho Third Missouri district republi
can convention split and elected botli
Toft and Roosevelt delegates.
Tho department of Justlco Is Inves
tigating tho moving picture business
to ascertain is there 1b a "trust."
Reduction of wages would rosult
from houso steel tailff bill, labor rep
resentatives told finance committee.
Secretary Meyer Bays tho United
States will soon sink to fourth placo
as a naval power if congresB is not
Tho day of tho arrival of Secretary
of State Knox In Nicaragua is to bo
doclared a public holiday throughout
Secretary Moyer was before tho
houso commlttoo on naval affairs and
urged that tho coal Holds of Alaska
bo used by tho government.
Senator Dupont of Dolawaro voiced
a flat denial of tho chargeB against
him in tho resolution introduced by
Sonator Reed of Missouri.
Representatives of shoo manufactur
ers urged tho department of Justice to
stand by Its civil criminal buUb
against tho United Shoo Machinery
Senator Polndoxtor advocated be-
foro tho interstate commorco commit
tee his bill for abolition of tho United
States commerce court.
Govornmont ownership of express
proportlos and operation by Postofflco
department Ib provided in a bill Son
ator Qurdnor will introduce,
gathered largely in tho Philippines
and Central America, and valued at
$10,000, haB left a local nursery In
San Mateo, Cal., for England.
Twenty yoars In tho penitentiary
waa tho Bontonco imposed on Richard
Palmor, In criminal court at Doa
Moines, for tho thoft of two chickens.
Governor Hiram Johnson of Califor
nia addressed Ohio's fourth constitu
tional convention in advocacy of tho
initiative, referendum and recall. Ho
mado no political references.
Ono hundred and seven govorn
mont officials will lose free tele
phones when tho appropriation com
mlttoo of tho Iipubo rcportB the aup
An appropriation of $55,000 for tno
protection of Valdez, Alaska, nnd tho
ndjacont region from glacial Hoods
was rocommended to the senate by
tho commorco commission.
Samuel Untormoyor told tho Inter
state Commorco commission thero
was open violation of tho anti-trust
laws In tho acquisition of smaller rail
roads by certain largo eastern ByB
toms. Tho houso begun hearings on the
bill providing for increased federal
appropriations for tho aid of tho state
agricultural colleges. Tho bill con
templates an Initial appropriation ol
Fifteen children of strlkors at Law-
ronco, Mass., arrived in Washington
and wero mot by Victor Borger ol
Wisconsin, tho socialist representa
tive. They camo to testify beforo the
houso rules commlttoo of tho house.
A roquost from citizens of Ogdon,
Utah, prosonted to President Taft by
RoprcHontntlvo Howell, urging tho
government to Investigate tho strike
of tho machinists on tho Hnrrlman
linos wnB roforred to tho department
Wlnfrod T. Dentson nn assistant at
torney general, during nn nddress be
fore tho third annual conforonco of
tho "Western Economic society in
Chicago, declared that freo play, bo
long nB It Ib fair piny, should bo given
competition and combination alike.
Eleven women wero rescued by
flremon during a mld-nlght tire which
destroyed nn apartment building at
3449 Idlnna avonuo. Chicago. Eight
of tho women, nil of whom wore In
bod when tho flro wob discovered,
wore cnrrled down extension lnddors
from tho fourth story of tho building.
Senator Dupont of Dolawaro may
soon undergo Investigation.
An Investigation of tho olectlon of
Sonator Dupont may bo undertaken.
Presidont Tnft again outlined Mb
vlows on sane tariff legislation.
Sonator Lodge, whtlo ho cannot
Bupport Roosovelt, will not fight him.
South Dakota La Follotto men havo
oponed n campaign for tholr fnvorlto.
Bryan Bald ho waB ablo to boo tho
humorous sldq of tho Roosovelt can
didacy. Governor Dlx says Folko E. Brandt
has proven himself unworthy of a
Federal officeholders with n leaning
to either Taft or Roosevolt are advis
ed to keep out of tho political game,
THE l US If CASE
STATE TAKES DISPUTED SUIT TO
. SUPREME COURT.
LOST IN THE LOWER COURT
Great Gains Shown In Farm Property
-Other .Matters From the
The state has appealed from tho de
cision of the district court of Burt
county the case of the state against
the FnrmcrB and Merchants bank of
At the time tho bank guaranty law
wbb passed this bank was operating
under a state charter, but tho law was
hold up by an injunction issued out
of tho supremo court. Beforo that case
was decided and tho law actually
operative the bank had changed to n
Tho legislature had also passed an
amendatory law providing that state
banks need not pay Into tho guaranty
fund for tho two years tho law had
been operative, but this law did not
exempt banks which had In tho mean
time been converted Into national In
stitutions. All such bankB wero sued
by the state for the apportionment of
tho guaranty fund and the Oakland
caso was taken as a basis for litiga
tion, the other cases to follow the ver
dict in this.
The stnto lost In tho lower court,
which hold that tho amendatory law
was discriminatory in that it took
money from institutions which could
never prollt by Its tormB and exempt
ed those which could. As tho state
banks had not been compelled to pay
tho assessment, tho converted na
tional banks could not be held.
Gains Shown In Farm Property.
Nebraska' farm property has grown
In value from $747,950,057 In 1900 to
$2,079,818,047 in 1910, according to
figures Just given out by tho federal
censuB department. Every county of
tho state shared In this stupendous
gain, chief of which was Custer coun
ty, tho value of tho farm property
thero being boosted from' $13,867,709
in 1900, to $52,3G5,9C1 in 1910.
Clay county gained from $12,C71,7G3
to $37,384,271 in the ton years, Adams
farm property loaped from $11,218,071
in 1900 to $34,35,033 in 1910. Cuming
from $16,728,728 to $42,G5G,953, Gage
county from $21,940,212 to $52,733,408,
Hamilton county from $12,288,174, to
S40.n40.lfl1. Knnx nntintv from Sll.t
921.81G to $3C,1G9,821, Platte county?
from $10,380,208 to $42,151,323, Saline
county from $14,439,139 to $27,8G9,407,
Seward county from $14,237,283 to
$38,004,351, York county from $14,
280,487 to $42,449,825 In tho Bamo pe
riod. Porklns county mado tho largest
proportionate gain during tho ten
years' boosting, its values in that
tlm'o Just 5G9 por cent over 1900. Farm
property in that county was valued in)
1900 at $970,G10 and In 1910 at $6,
497,389. Remains Come to Nebraska.
Mrs. Margaret Converse, who re
cently died nt Tulsa, Okla., wus tho.
widow of Joo Convorso, tho railroad
bulldor, who onco lived in Lincoln,
who, a quarter of a century ago, was
known to all tho railroad kings of tho
nation. Her body will bo brought hero
for interment beside tho body of her
husband, who died in 1890.
Gets Extension of Time.
Major JuHub Penn of tho Twelfth
United Statosi infantry, who lias been
nerving for Bo'mo time past as in
structor for tho, Nobrnska National
guard, haB received -an extension of
timo and will remain In Lincoln until
Douglas Wants Release.
Assistant Attorney Genor.il Edgcr
ton has filed a motion In tho state su
premo court to releaso Douglas coun
ty from a chnrgo of $88.90, being tho
cost of the printing of tho abstract of
a brief In tho Erdmnn case. John O.
Yolscr, attorney for Erdmnn, tiled the
nbatract nnd expected Douglas coun
ty to foot tho bill. Tho ropresonta
Uvo of tho stnto legal department,
however, moves tho court to dhnrgo
tho bill to Erdman, under n provision
of tho law that permits action of this
' Masons to Build.
Lincoln Mnsonlc orders havo do
oldod to erect a $100,00 tomplo on tho
Bite of tholr present rooms, and con
struction work upon tho building will
begin Just ns soon as plans' can bo
submitted and accepted.
President of Sophomore Class.
Don Wood of Oiuahn, . member of
tho law class at the university, has
been elected president of tho eopho
moro class over Carl Nnglo, also of
Omaha, member of tho engineering
class,, Tho vote was 114 to 71.
Reappralsement of School Lands.
A roappralsement of moro than half
of tho 245,000 acres of state school
lands undor lonso In Cherry county
has boon roportod to Land Commis
sioner CowIob. Tho appraisement bus
as yet noti been rovowed by tho board
of public lands and buildings and
whother nny changes uro to be mado
Is not known. Most of tho land has
been tnerensed in Its rontnl value
from 60 to 7G cents nn ncro. Other
scotlons of It has been doubled. Ono
tract waB Increased from 15 coats an
aero to S3 por acre.
NEBRASKA SET PACE.
First State to Require Agricultural
lnrgcly for the reason that a like at
tempt was mado to compel the teach
ing of music in the public schools. In
tho senate Senator Miller of Buffalo
county offered tho amendment to the
1'owlor Wll and It was again defeated
In tho committee of the whole, and
for the same reason as in the house.
Senator Miller then made a personal
plea to the senate to adopt tho
amendment. In substance he stated
that the amendment had received the
unanimous endorsement of tho State
Board of Agriculture and of tho Dairy
men's association; In addition It was
endorsed by Dr. Charles E. Besscy ol
tho State university, by State Super
intendent Fowler as well as by a
host of farmers throughout the state.
Then the senate adopted the amend
ment, the house concurred and It be
came a part of the school law of tho
state. Tho law as amended gave the
teachers of the state until July, 1902,
to comply with its provisions.
It was at once realised by those in
terested thut text books relating to
tho elementary principles of agricul
ture nnd suitable for use in rural and
graded schools would be needed. At
the roquost of Superintendent Fow
ler, Dr. Charles E. Bessey, professor
of botany; Lawrence Bruner, profes
sor of entomology, and G. D. Sweezy,
professor of astronopiy, all of the
University of Nebraska, prepared the
copy for a text book entitled "New
Elementary Agriculture for Rural and
Graded Schools," and tho same was
published, being first Issued in 1903.
Permission to Purchase.
Tho state railway commission has
given tho Lincoln Telephone and Tel
egraph company permission to pur
chase the Seward Telephone com
pany under tho provisions of the mer
ger agreement which was effected
some time ago between the independ
ent and Bell interests In this state.
Tho Seward company is valued at
$100,000, and will bo purchased with
somo of tho money accumulated
through the sale of stock, permission
for tho issuance of which was given
about two weeks ago.
The board of public lands and
buildings has refused to allow the
claim of Mr. McAlplnc of Lincoln for
extra work in repairs of pipes and
setting stokers at tho institute for fee
ble minded youth at Beatrice. The
bill for $900 extras will not bo allowed
until further information is received
"by tho board.
A contract fnr n. tunnel tn pnTinpp.t
tho kitchen and two main buildings
at tho Hastings asylum was awarded.
Rclmers, Kauffman & Co. of Lincoln
will construct the tunnel; which is to
be 1,500 feet long, 7x8 feet, with ce
ment lining and track for a car on the
floor, for $10,555. Joseph R. Lehincr
of Omaha is to do tho wiring for $173
and Cooper & Cole Bros, of Lincoln
will furnish tho material for tho heat
ing apparatus for $1,166.09. The tun
nel is to bo used for conveying food
from tho kitchen to tho two buildings
occupied- by patients.
Tho suit of the United States
against Levi C. Anderson of Rulo was
dismissed, it being a civil action and
a settlement having been effected, An
dorson purchased u horsd-of an Indi
nn named Frank Doroin, who resides
on tho Sac nnd Fox reservation. He
paid the Indian, but the title to tho
horse was vested In the federal gov
ernment, tho government merely buy
ing such nnlmnls for tho use of the
Indians while the ownership does not
puss to thorn. The government
brought suit to recover tho vnluo of
tho horse and Anderson paid, making
twice payment for the one horse.
Up to Dr. Wlnnett.
City Attorney Foster haB decided ho
will take no notice of the protest made
by tho Central Labor union of Lin
coln against (Dr. Wlnnett of tho rail
way commission sitting In Judgment
of tho street railway caso. Ho says he
can find nothing in the law which
would Justify his making the protest
and It was purely a question up to Dr.
Wlnnett whother he will participate
in tho hearing.
Prof. Charles E. Morrlam of Chica
go university will deliver the com
mencement address nt tho state uni
versity Juno 13. He will take for his
topic "Citizenship." Prof. Morrlam
was a candidate for mayor of Chi
cago at tho last election.
To Pass on Commission Law.
Tho supremo court will announce a
memorandum opinion in tho suit In
stituted to test the law providing for
a commission form of government for
cities of over 5,000 inhabitants. A
written opinion will bo filed later by
tho court. . w-
Medical College Law,
Tho Omaha medical college law
will be submitted to the Btate su
promo court March 8, according to tho
call issued, Dr. S. J. Stewart of Has
tings is applying for a writ of Injunc
tion provontlng Auditor Barton from
honoring warrants on the $100,000 ap
propriation. Tho contention is mado
that tho law discriminates In favor
of the nloiuithlc school of medicine
as against all others, and that it
violates a statutory provision which
sets out that all buildings shall bo
near tho state capital.
WHAT TEDDY WROTE
SAID IN 1911 HE WOULD NOT BE
THE LETTER IS MADE PUBLIC
Former President Talks Freely of His
Prospects and Gives Reasons for
Entering the Campaign.
Washington. Colonel Roosevelt'B
denial of stories sonC from Washing
ton that tho Taft administration had
reason to believe ho would not bo a
candidate for tho republican nomina
tion against tho president and his
statement ai Oyster Bay Saturday
that Secretary of the Navy Meyer and
Secretary of War" Stimson "could not
have said he would not be a candi
date," caused to bo made public hero
a letter written by Colonel Roose
velt, Juno 17, 1911, denying reports
current at the time he would support
Mr. Taft, which concluded as follows.
"I have expressed myself perfectly,
freely to a number of men in this
matter, always to tho samo effect;
telling you, for instance, personally,
nnd those who wero with you at lunch
at my houso, and telling Gifford Pin-
chot, Jim Garfield and Congressman
Madison, and Billy Loeb, and Secre
tary Moyer and Secretary Stimson all
alike, Just exactly what I have said,
always, that I would not be a candi
date in 1912 myself, and that' I had
no Intention of taking any part in tho
nomination for or against any candi
date. Sincerely yours,
Says He Heeded Call.
OyBter Bay. Colonel Roosevelt's
own viows of the present political sit
uation and his reasons for entering
tho campaign wero explained by him
As he trudged along the country
road from Oyster Bay village to Saga
more hill, on his way home from
church, the former president talked
freely of his prospects, and briefly
stated that his rwason for entering
into n political campaign as an active
candidate was that men who share
his political beliefs convinced him
they needed an effective leader. As
to the prospect of victory Colonel'
Roosovelt expressed the opinion that
on a popular vote he would be tho
choice of his party by a big majority.
How far this result- might be modified
by tho interposition of the machinery
of politics he was unable to say.
Colonel Roosevelt said he supposed
a great many persons would not be
lieve It, but that he had not wished
to enter tho fight.
"So far as a personal victory is con
cerned, I don't care," he declared.
To Quiet Title to Railroad Lands.
Washington. Senator Nonis Brown
hns presented to the senate the peti
tion of citizens living along the Union
Pacific railroad in Nebraska calling on
congress to quiet title to their landB
'ylng adjacent to tho roadbed of such
railway. The contest is over the
width of tho right-of-way. Under tho
original grant by congress the Union
Pacific waB given four hurled feet,
but the company has, until .Ithin re
cent years, treated tho grant as car
rying therein but two hundred feet,
and have reserved only that much in
their deeds to settlers. The amount
Involved according to the estimate of
W. A. Prince, attorney for the settlers,
is about two and one-half million dol
lars. Mr. Prince presented to tho
house committee tho side of the set
tlers last week.
Looting by Chinese Troops.
Tien Tsln. Rioting of a serious na
ture took placo here. The outbreak
had been feared and precautions wero
taken as far as possible to prevent
residents from harm. Between 9 and
10 o'clock the soldiers mutinied, sot
flro to a number of buildings 'and then
began looting from houso to house.
They wero Joined by tho rabble.
Shops and banks In all tho Important
streets wero looted, and some of them
Rock Island Lays Off Men.
Davenport, la. An order which is
said to apply to every shop along tho
Rock Island system went into effect
when 50 per cent of the employes In
repair shops wero laid off.
Location of the Big Fight.
Salt Lake City, Utah. Jim Flynn
and Jack Johnson will meet in a twenty-round
bout for the heavyweight
championship of tho world at or near
Wendover, Utah, on July 24. This was
announced by persons financially in
terested. Express Rider Dies In Want.
Chicago. Robert liaison, 72 years
old, widely known a generation ago
aa "Pony Bob," dlod in want hero.
For yearB ho was famed as a pony ex
preBB rider and Indian fighter.
Commended for Bravery.
Washington. In a letter to Senator
Hitchcock, Secretary of tho Navy
Meyer commends David C. Patterson,
son of D. C. Patterson of Omaha, for
ability displayed when the vessel
Dixie, of tho United States navy,
sprung a leak in Pacific wnterB.
Suffragettes on Rampage.
London. SuffrngetteB made several
violent demonstrations in various
narta of London. Ono woman fired a
rovolver ehot through the window of
tho colonial offlco, but hurt no one.
NEBRA8KA IN BRIEF.
News NoLs of Interest from Varloui
J. C. Wharton, the new postmaster
at Omaha, has entered upon his
Fremont's water plant has proved
a money maker $15,672.71 to tho
good for tho year.
A flro at Croton destroyed a livery
barn and blacksmith shop. Ono man
was seriously burned.
The woman's club of Omaha favors
putting the name of owners on build,
lngs that are used for questionable
J. H. Lohman of Creto has accepted
tho cashlershlp of tho German Na
tional bank of Hastings and will move
his family to Hastings about March 1.
Governor Aldrlch lias issued a re
quisition for tho return of J. O. Cap
pel from Shelby county, Tennessee, to
Omaha, on the charge of forging 8
check for a small amount.
Tho state orthopedic hospital at
Lincoln, which was established a few
years ago, has gradually grown until
thero are now ono hundred crippled
children in the institution.
Tho smallpox scare in David City
has entirely ceased. There aro no
new cases and those who had the dis
ease had it In a very mild form. Tho
most of tho quarantines are lifted.
The Union Pacific seed corn special
visited Grand Island on schedule time
and from sixty to 100 people heard
the lecture by Mr. C. Hull. Quite a
number of these were business men.
As Tracy L. Graham of Platts
mouth, a fireman in the employ of tho
Burlington, was going to the round
house to get on 'his engine, ho was run
over, receiving injuries from which
Some old seed corn brought to
the pure food department at Lincoln
from Creto Is showing up tho best
of anything yet tested. It was put
into the sand tester and is showing a
high per cent of germination.
Upon petition by thirty-six citizens
of Beatrice, the city council will sub
mit tho license question to the voters
at the coming city election, and
Beatrice will again witness a fierce
fight for saloons.
County Treasurer Wood of Hamil
ton county received $6 by way of con
science money. The letter accom
panying the money was signed "A
Taxpayer." It stated that the writer
had cheated the county treasurer's
Rev. Ezekiel Evans of York county
celebrated his 83d birthday anni
versary by inviting his numerous
friends to his home to take part in
the celebration. Mr. Evans is one of
the oldest ministers of the county in
point of service as well as years.
Omaha friends are rejoicing at tho
receipt of information that Matthew
C. Brush has Just been elected to the
second vice presidency of the Boston
Eleyated car lines, a position created
for the purpose of keeping him with
that corporation. Only ten years ago
Brush was wiping engines at tho
Union Pacific roundhouse in Council
H. E. Babcock of Columbus com
pleted his filing in the office of tho
state board of irrigation for 4,000 cu
bic feet per second of water from the
Loup river forthe purpose of furnish
ing power for, nn immense electrical
project. If the work in view is com
pleted it will cost $6,400,000 and fur
nish 36,408 horse power for the de
velopment of electric power plants to
bo distributed along the Pliftte river.
Sheriff Fischer of Oto county ar
rested Elmer Gra, 21 years of age,
who has been camping in a tent in
the northern portion of the 'county,
charging him with robbing the home
of Walter Olsen, a farmer near that
place. On searching the tent tho
sheriff found a wagon load of stolen
goods, which had been taken from
the school houses and other pluces,
and a large amount of goods that
were taken from the Missouri Pacific
depot at Nehawka.
Peter Montensen, state treasurer of
Nebraska from '1902 to 1906, and
pioneer of Valley county, died at Ord
A potato war was on among Lin
coln merchants as a result of which
the consumer got his tubers much
Washington dispatch: Sen. Brown
received from the Omaha Typograph
ical union a petition asking for a
federal Investigation of strike condi
tions at Lawrence, Moss. Ho intro
duced it In the senate, together with
a resolution from tho Omaha printers
Union urging higher pay for pressmen
In tho government printing ofice, nnd
protests from citizens of Furnas
county against Sunday legislation In
the District of Columbia.
Word was received from Ne,w Al
bany, Ind., stating that tho American
Automobile company, which recently
moved its plant from Beatrice to
that point, was In tho hands of a re
ceiver. Tho cars manufactured by
tho company woro invited by C.
Charles Jones of Beatrice, who, with
his brothers, N. E. and Carey Jones,
went to New Albany with the com
pany. H. F. Grabort and wife, living eight
miles east of Broken Bow were seri
ously Injured In a runaway while re
turning home from a neighbor's,
whore they had been spending the
In a sharply drawn contost between
a number of dealers on one side and
owners of stallions and farmers, to
gether with dealers, on tho other, tho
Nebraska law requiring tho Inspec
tion of stallions was upheld in a meet
ing at Grand Island by a vote of 29 to
15 In tho main, but amendments pro-
I posed nnd a better administration of
tho law demanded.
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