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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE
IRA L. BARE, Publisher
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WORTH PLATTE. . . NEBRASKA
IBIS OF THE WEEK
CONDENSATIONS OF GREATER OR
BOILING DOWN OF EVENTS
National, Political, Personal and Other
Matters In Drlef Form for All
Classes of Readers.
Democratic senators liopo to bo
cblo to hold up Taft'B appointments.
RoprosoutaUvo Browning Introduced
a bill for a comprehensive currency
Senator McCumbce Introduced a
bill to repeal nowspnper publicity
Tho houso banking aud currency
sub-corn mltteo decided to tako testi
mony of persons at hearings to bo
i;ln April G.
Hopesentatlvo Clayton Introduced a
bill authorizing th supremo court to
rcgulato procedure In common law
cases before federal courts.
Director Stratton, of tho bureau of
standards, opposed beforo tho houso
agriculture committee a bill for regu
lation and tax of oleomargarine.
Sonator McCumbor Introduced a
bill to pension former proBldcnts as
commanders-in-chief of tho army at
110,000 nnnually and $5,000 for former
A bill that would establish a free
mall delivery In cities having second
and third class postofficcs wns intro
duced by ' Representative driest of
Tho first bill Introduced In tho
fouso was ono by Representative Do
Jjrost of Now York to pension former
)rosidonts and widows of former pro
tldonta. Chairman Clapp ot interstate com
merco committee, announced an effort
would bo mado to reach an agreement
on a roport recommending amend
tiunts to tho anti-trust law.
A voluminous bill that would reor
ganize) tho pcrsonnol of tho navnl es
tablishment aud tho marine corps waa
Introduced by Reprosentatlvo Padgett;
chairman of tho houso commltteo on
Estimates for running tho govern
ment during tho fiscal year of 1014
was submittod by f t secretary of
tho treasury, Thoy aggrogato $23,-
41G.455, an incroaso ot $72,078,248
ovor 1013 and include $50,766,992 for
river and harbor Improvements.
Sonator Works, has prepared for In
troduction In tho sonato a bill making
it a felony ,for any porBon or corpora
tion to interforo with anothor porson
or corporation obtaining financial aid
In Uio organization or carrying on ot
any intstato business.
Stato and Ta-oaaury department of
ficials aro prepared to urgo upon con
gress tho paBsago ot strlngont laws
for tho suppression ot promiscuous
traffic in opium, cocalno and other
narcotics in accordanco with tho con
clusions of tho International confer
ence, held at Tho Ilaguo several
Congressman Prank P. Woods of
tho Tenth Iowa district ia seriously HI
Judgo Archbald will tako no per
sonal part In lmpoaohmont proceed
ings against him.
Tho customs court decidod to boar
arguments Jnnuary 14 rogarding tho
wood pulp and paper caso.
American and English volunteers
nro working energetically against
cholera in Constantinople.
Tho United Statos supromo court
declared tho Union Pacltlc-Southorn
l'aclllc morgor to bo lllogal.
Socrotary MacVeagli has about
complotod preparations for a chanGO
iu size and design of tho currency.
An investigation of alleged viola
tions of tho internal tax laws in Uio
manufacture of oloomnrgarlno was
begun by tho foderal grand jury at
Camoron Porboa, govornor-gonoral
of tho Philippines, in tills country for
tho last nluo months convalescing
from n oovoro Illness, loft Washington
for Ban Francisco to sail for Manila.
A cabinet crisis has arlson in Toklo
over tho refusal ot tho minister of
war, Lloutonant General Uyohorn, to
accept a cabinet decision rejecting
tho schemo for increasing tho mili
tary forcoB iu Korea.
Religion was declarod tho most po
tent agency for tho sottloment ot dlf
1 cultlos botwoon labor and capital be
foro delegates to tho mooting of tho
federal council of churches of Christ
in Bosalou at Chicago.
Fire iu a Muscatine, Iowa, lumber
yard cauBod $40,000 damage.
Tho Austro-Hungarian and Italian
ministers at AthonB protested to tho
Greek' government against tho bom
bardment of tho Albanian town of
Total contributions for tho Taft
campaign wero closo to tho million
Col. H. 0, Catrow ot Dayton, O., ot
the Third Ohio Infantry, national
guard, was choBen commissioner gen
eral for tho international rlflo match
m to bo hold at Camp Perry, Ohio,
While rebols ovorrun districts of.
Mexico, property-owners aro not al
lowed to arm for eelf-protectlon.
An Iowa man who unwittingly fur
nished an Indian liquor, for which ho
was fined and taprisonod, was grant
ed pardon by Presldont Taft.
Woodrow Wilson Bay ho 1b keeping
an open mind, aud wants advlco from
The Hamilton club, of Chicago has
undertaken tho task of bringing re
publicans and progressives together.
Lieutenant General Torauchl, governor-general
of Korea, wnB appoint
ed premier of Japan.
An armUtico waa signed between
Turkey and tho members of tho Bal
kan allies, oxcopt Greece.
Congressman Norrls objects to se
cret hearings of federal cases beforo
masters In chnncory.
Eight wero killed and a number In
jured in a wreck on the Pennsylvania
road In Ohio.
Democratic senators may opposo
confirmation of recent nominations of
Tho Great Northern railway haB in
creased Us capital stock from $210,
000,000 to $231,000,000.
Mayor Fitzgorald of Boston says
tho government may bo compelled to
own tho coal mines.
It cost tho democratic commltteo
more than a million dollars to elect
Wilson and Mnrshall.
Tho design has been accepted for a j
lIUIKIHIiCeUL IIIUHUIIlUIll 111. ulU)HlUj,luu
Attorney General Wlckorshnm says
tho Shorman anti-trust law Ib effect
ive in criminal canes.
Governor Bloaso of South Carolina
a second time proclaimed his belief
In tho law of lynching.
Implement dealers, ono a Nebraska
man, testlflod against tho Internation
al Harvostor company. .
Tho house, without a dissenting
voto, passed tho bill providing for a
physical valuation ot roads.
Railroad men hnvo evolved no plau,
for tho divorcement of tho Union and
Southern Paclllc properties.
Sotting an a court of impcachmont,
tho Bonato began tho trial of Federal
Judgo Robort W. ArchbaH.
A bill looking to Phlllpplno inde
pendenco waa reintroduced in tho
An ngont of tho International Har
vester company admitted tho expendi
ture of monoy to kill a bill.
Germany standB ready to go to the
aid of her ally, Austro-Hungary, it
conditions becomo threatening.
President Taft's attention may be
called to what is declared a violation
of neutrality on tho Mexican border.
Phoebe Davis, known to playgrowora
tho country over for her long tlmo im
personation of tho rolo of Anna Mooro
in "Way Down East," dlod at tho her
homo In Larchraont, N. Y.
Peter Pravatn, who escaped from
tho Houston, Tex., penitentiary last
Docombor, after serving seven years
of a nlnoty-nlno year sontonco for
murder, is locked up at Yonkora, N. Y.
Two masked highwaymen, armed
with rovolvers, entered tho depot in
Salt Lake City, compelled tho ticket
agent to open tho safo and robbed it
of about $300.
An endowment of $500,000 for tho
big sisters' movoment for tho caro of
tho homeless and wayward girls of
tho Protestant religion is oxpected
from Mrs. William K. Vandorbllt
Foreign Minister Sazanoff intro
duced a bill in tho Russian council of
ministers for tho cstabliBhmont of
Russian consulatos at Pittsburgh,
Soattlo, Nome, Honolulu and other
Mrs. Mlnnio Laduquo ot Dallas,
Tox., was acquitted of tho charge of
murdering her husbnnd, W. H. La
duquo, last summer bocauso of hts at
tentions to othor women. Hcr'B was
a straight caso of "unwrltton law."
Presldont Tatt is soriously con
sidering making a fifth trip of inspec
tion to tho Panama canal zono. Tho
president Is greatly Interested In tho
construction of tho canal and It is
known that ho would llko very much
to seo tho progress that has been
mado since his last visit thoro.
"There 1b no dangor of a panic but
Uio exorbitant prlco of money is tight
ening up buslnoBs," declared Repro
sontntlvo Jofforson Levy boforo tho
houso banking and currency commit
tee, which took up his resolution di
recting tho secretary ot tho treasury
to dopoBlt $50,000,000 of government
fundB In national banks.
Albert 8. Glllott, founder and for
slxty-llvo years tho proBldont ot tho
Glrard Fire Insurance company of
Philadelphia, died In Washington,
aged 94 years. Mr. Glllott had boon
a resident of Washington for nine
toon years, although ho retained hla
business connections In Philadelphia.
His death was duo to old age.
Flvo hundred and sovonty-Blx thous
and oggs aro reported to havo been
thrown on tho markot at a loss of 2
couta a dozen by Chicago dealers.
Thousands mora wore ofTorod with no
takers. Commission merchants say
tho prlco of Btorago eggs is not near
tho bottom yet and predict that with
more than n million and a half cases
in Btorago eggs will drop nearly 10
conts a dozon boforo tho now year.
Lucllo Cameron (whlto) and Jack
Johnson (black) wero married at Chi
cugo. Govornor Bloaso of South Carolina
roltoratod and emphasized his belief
In lynch law.
Presldont Taft, in a second messago
to congrcBa, said ho wus dono with
Roproaontatlvo NorriB lntoducod a
bill providing for publicity at govern
mont anti-trust hoarlugs.
A. G. French of Elmdale, Ni D.,
under Indictment v for ombozzlemcnt.
I waB arrested in New York.
AS 10 MONEY TRUST
HOUSE COMMITTEE WILL CON
THOSE SUMMONED TO APPEAR
Impeachment Trial In the Senate, and
Other Matters In the Two Houses
Washington. Tho resumption of the
"money trust" investigation Monday
and a hearing Tuesday on tho
O'Shaunessy reoolution for a con.
gresBlonnl Investigation of tho Grand
Trunk & New York, New Haven &
Hartford railroad operations in Now
England promlso to dlvldo congres
sional attention this week, with tho
Archbald Impeachment trial and tho
consideration of general legislation in
the two houses.
Before tho ond of tho week it Is ox
pected two Inquiries will bo under
way, Uio campaign expenditures inves
tigation by tho Clapp committee and
tho "shipping trust" inquiry by tho
houso commltteo on merchant marine.
Bankers and financial men from
Now York, Baltimore and Pittsburg
nro under BUbpocna to appear beforo
Chairman Pujo's "money trust" inves
tigation commltteo during tho week.
Tho trial by impeachment of Judgo
Robort W. Archbald of the commerco
court, whlch.bogan in tho sonato last
Tuesday, wearied a majority of the
members of that body by tho ond of
Uio week. Efforts wlli bo mado this
week through Uio medium of longer
sosbIohb to hasten tho presentation of
testimony. With scores of witnesses
uUll to be heard members of Uio sen
ate aro skeptical an to tho possibility
of concluding tho trial boforo tho
Appropriation legislation will hold
tho right of way in Uio house. It is
oxpected that tho legislative, execu
tive and Judicial bill will bo completed
and passed during tho week and that
consideration of tho Indian appropria
tion bill will begin. Tho senate com
mittee on appropriations has kept
abreas of developments In tho house
on the legislative bill and it is be.
lloved tho measure can bo ready for
tho Benato within a few days after
tho senate committee receives it That
committee probably will mako
changes that will add several mil
lions of dollars to tho measure.
General legislation, aside from ap
propriation blllB, will receive little at
tention in either houso or senate this
PLEADS FILIPINO'S CAUSE.
Secretary of War Condemns Those
Who Would Cast Race Off.
Washington. Unsparing condemna
tion of thoso who would from "mis
placed sentimentality or lazy Bolf
Interest" cast tho FlllppinoB upon tho
world in tho stato of helplessness aud
beforo thoy had acquired tho full
bonofits of American civilization, is
a strong feature in the annual report of
Secretary of War Henry L. StlmBon.
Many othor BubJectB of Interest aro
treated in tho roport, such as tho re
lations of Uio National Guard to tho
array, tho improvement of tho army
tactical methods, tho inadequacy of
tho present resorvo law and tho cry
ing need of citizenship for tho Porto
Bull Moose Special.
Now York. Col Theodore Rooso
volt and 150 other progresBlvo party
leaders and members loft tho Grand
Central station for Chicago Sunday
on a special train of ton cars from the
roar of which In electric lottors was
omblazencd "Bull Mooso Special."
Tho occasion of this m Id-winter poli
tical activity was tho proposed solidi
fication of tho now party and tho lay
ing ot plans for future campaigns.
To Free Filipinos.
Washington. Dosplto President
Taft's vigorous disapproval In his
message to congress of Uio pending
bill purposing Immediate autonomy
for tho Philippines and absoluto lndo
pondonco in eight years, soveral pro
minent domocrats nro preparing for
its consideration in tho houso.
Wilson Cannot Go.
Washington. I becamo known Sun
day that Presldont-eloct Wilson has
declined to accept President Taft's
offer to placo at his disposal ono ot
Uio navy's big bntUoshlps to mako n
trip to tho Panama canal zono. Ho is
Wolves Attacking Cattle.
Stoamboat Springs, Colo. Heavy
snows and extreme cold havo driven
pack of gray wolves out of tho Urn
bor and many eattlo aro falling vic
tims to their attacks.
Former Lincoln Teacher Dead.
Grand Ranlds. Mich. Mrs. Mnhni
' Cleveland Hastlo, aged Uilrty-tlv
wuo or ur. J. D. Haatlo, died very
suddenly aftor on illness of but thrc
hours. Sho spent moat of her girlhood
lu Nobraska, bolng a graduato from
tho stato university In 1899.
Jonathan Scott Hartley Dead.
New York Jonathan Scott Hartloy,
sculptor of tho Daguorro monument
lu Washington and of monumontB and
Btatuos In many othor citios, died ot
appendicitis, agod Blxty-Bovon.
NEBRASKA IN BRIHT-.
Hastings had two ouloldcs last
week, both by swnlllowing carbolic
By tho overturning of a vehicle In
which she was riding, Miss Munslcr of
Elkhorn had her arm broken.,
Tho reunion of tho class of 1010 of
tho Scottsbiuff High school wob held
at tho rosidonco of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Secretary E. Royso of tho stato
banking hoard has Issued a call to tho
stato and private banks for reports
on their condition at the close of bus
iness November 26.
Scarlet fever has mndo Its appear
ance in tho vicinity of Aurora. It has
been confined to tho country, the first
family to bo quarantined living north
east of the town.
Frank Krallk was committed to the
dipsomaniac asylum from Wahotf.
An Impressive memorial servlco was
held at tho Grand Island Bartenbach
opera houso by the order of Elks.
Tho Hamilton county farmers' in
stitute will bo hold at Aurora, Decem
ber 18 and 19. W. C. Andress and C.
G. Marshall of Lincoln and MIbb Mary
Pnscoo of Fremont aro to appear on
Rev. W. O. Harper, pastor of tho
Presbyterian church at Aurora, re
ceived a call from Wolfe, la., but a
largo majority of his congregation
voted to retain him In his present
J. W. Morloy of Payette, Ida., has
been selected by the Aurora Y. M. C.
A, as its general secretary for the
next year at a Balary of $1,300. Mr.
Morloy is a graduato of tho Chicago
Spring steer calves brought $21.75
and spring heifer calves $17.72 at Au
gust Edner's farm Bale In Nemaha
county. Auctioneer Whltaker says
this Is tho highest price ever paid
at a salo ho has cried.
II. H. Phllpott, a former newspaper
man, who has been editing and pub
lishing the Francltas (Tex.) Boo for
the past two years, was stricken with
partial paralysis according to a re
port received in Lincoln.
George D. Follmer of Oak, former
state land commissioner, is a candi
date for appointment to the stato board
board of control, created by the con
stitutional amendment approved by
tho people at Uio late election.
Tho five amendments to tho state
constitution voted upon and passed by
the voters of Nebraska aro now a
part of tho constitution of the state.
Governor Aldrlch has issued a procla
mation to that effect.
Tho finest monument in Nemaha
county is being erected at tho grave
of Henry Bohlken In the cemetery at
tho Stone church, about ten miles
northwest of Stolla. The monument
cost $1,500, and weighs 28,400.
Harold Dobbs, the 20-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Dobbs of Virginia,
wns found dead In tho bath room at
IiIb home. Death Is supposed to havo
been caused by appolexy. Ho had
been in poor health for some time.
F. T. Frankson of Gago county was
attacked by two strange young men
whilo ho was in tho field shucking
corn. Ho was knocked down with a
club and badly beaten, but was able
to rlso and beat off his assailants
with a stay chain which was on the
wagon. Tho assailants mado their es
cape Mrs. Ella B. Larsh died at the home
of her son, John, eight miles south
east of Murray from heart disease aft
or a three weeks' Illness. Mrs. Larsh
waB the widow of Dr. N. B. Larsh, a
pioneer physician of Nebraska City,
also a territorial legislator and sur
geon for tho First Nebraska regi
ment In 18G2.
Sheriff Now of Sheridan county
brought Raymond Johns to tho peni
tentiary to servo from ono to five
years on a charge of obtaining money
undor false pretenses. He borrowed
$40 from a bank, It being understood
that ho owned two horses. When tho
bnnk learned that ho did not own any
llvo stock, it became nervous about
Ah order mndo by tho supremo
court gives Harry Forbes and John
Evans, convicted with "Shorty" Gray
and sentenced to servo twenty-eight
years for tho bank robbery at GUtner,
Hamilton county, a chance to appeal
from the Judgment pronounced against
them. They are now In Uio peniten
tiary. Superintendent Lydla McMahon of
tho girls' industrial school at Genova,
who hns held that position under both
republican and democratic stato ad
ministrations, has filed a biennial ro
port with tho govornor. In tho report
she asks for $50,000 for a new building
for tho coming year. Sho says that
additional dormitory and dining room
facilities should bo provided.
Alfred Goodhard of Elkhorn, Taylor
county, aged about CO years, was
found by his sister lying in a pool of
blood in his lib me. She summoned aid
and Dr. Burko found u bullet had en
tored his body about four IncheB bo
low the heart. Gpodhard told his sis
ter ho shot hlmsolf accidentally while
cleaning a gun, but otherB say he had
expressed himself as not caring to
llvo slnco tho death ot his mother a
few weeks ago.
Tho roport of the secretary of tho
board of regonts of the University of
Nobraskn shows that tho total expen
ditures for tho six mouths ending No
vember 30 amounts to $527,725.17 and
that tho total sum received In cash by
tho department amounts to $102,
772,250. II. C. Richmond of Omaha waB in
Lincoln on his way to Toxus, to which
placo ho accompnnlca a party of sixty
Nebraskans. Mr. Richmond declared
that ho hau enough pledges from
members of tho lower houso of the In
coming legislature to assure him of
tho chief clerkship of that body.
II FOR CONVICTS
SENATOR PLACEK IS PLANNING
FOR THEIR EMPLOYMENT.
SET THEM TO
Ho Would Also Have Dlpsomanlcs'
Systems "Sweated Out" by Steady
and Honest Labor.
A solution ot tho voxatlouB convict
labor problem which has worried
many past legislatures is to bo pro
posed at tho coming session by Sen
ator Placek of Saunders county. Ho
has mado a thorough study of tho fun
damentals of tho prison labor problem
and declares ho believes a the mak
ing of brick by a certain per cont
of tho convicts. Tho results sought
for, both In a financial way and In a
moral way, will bo better achieved
than by the pursuanco of any other
plan thus far suggested by legislators.
Senator Placek proposes to have
tho stato establish Its own brickyard
at which tho product may be made for
tho stato direct for use in erecUng ad
ditional bulldingB at various institu
tions. In tho event that there is no
need for this, Senator Placek believes
that tho men could bo kept at work
manufacturing paving brick for use In
constructing bettor highways over tho
Nor does Sonator Plncok provide
alono for convcts. Ho declared that
dipsomaniacs sent to tho state hos
pital for treatment should be worked
In tho plant, and that tho "sweating
out" would do more to relievo their
systems of tho effects of liquor than
many of the cures now utilized for
that purpose. In, detailing tho plan
which ho now has in mind and which
ho will incorporate into a bill at tho
coming session, Senator Placek said:
"A modern brick yard, employing
from fifty to seventy-five convicts, can
produce 60,000 paving brick or 80,000
building brick per day. Sixty thous
and paving brick per day for 300 days
would produce 18,000,000, and at $15
per thousand make a total money
value of $290,000 per annum. Eighty
thousand building brick per day for
300 days would produce 21,000,000
brick at $10 per 1,000, or a money
value of $240,000 per .annum. Tho
stato should make its own brick for
stato buildings. Ono can safely esti
mate that tho stato can uso 5,000,000
brick annually for extending Uio vari
ous Btato institutions and thereby
save $35,000 annually on that item
"Only soventy-flve convicts would
bo necessary to produce this enor
mous amount of money, and tho bal
anco of 450 convicts can bo used for
laying brick In building paved roads
over tho state. At present only about
200 convicts are steadily employed by
contractors at 55 cents per day, earn
ing tho stato about $30,000, which
Bum does not cover tho maintenance,
and tho stato is compelled to pay a
deficiency of $15,000 to $25,000 every
two years, and in addition thereto pay
for machinery, improvements and ad
ditions. "For tho past ten years bills have
boon Introduced asking for an appro
priation of $50,000 to $75,000 in cash
and providing for issuing of bonds to
tho extent o $200,000, payable In
from ten to twenty years, and draw
ing interest at 5 per cent, whilo a
modern brick plant, including land,
and buildings for housing tho con
victs can bo established for from
$75,000 to $100,000. There Is Just as
good shalo In a certain t part of Ne
braska as anywhere, and wo can
mako Just as good paving brick as at
Galesburg or Purrlngton. I hav6 In
mind a tract of land having tho very
best shale, which can bo purchased
for $200 per acre, and it would take
soventy-flvo to ono hundred years to
exhaust It. We havo also about sixty
dipsomaniacs confined at tho hospital
for tho Insuno who Bpend their time
in ldlenoss, and, it necessary, put
them to work also; and I bollovo that
tho sweating process is tho best
remedy for driving liquor out of tho
system yet discovered.
Martin Files Bond.
Tho bond of Attomoy General Grant
Martin is the first of tho stato officers'
bonds to bo filed with the secretary of
stato. It is for $50,000 and is in favor
of the American Surety company of
Lumbermen Are to Visit Panama.
Colon and tho Panama canal will bo
tho destination of the Nebraska lum
bermen when they mako their annual
trip following Uielr convontlon to be
held next January. They will leave
Lincoln January 21 and arrlvo In New
Oleans over Uio Illinois Central Janu
ary 25, sailing tho following day.
Thoy expect to bo absent three
woeks. Reservations havo already
been mndo for soventy-flvo and it is
expectod that there will be ono hun
dred in tho party.
Bonds for Equipment.
Th. Chicago &. Northwestern Rail
way company has made application to
tho Nebraska State Railway commis
sion for nuthortty to issue equipment
trust certificates -in tho aum of $10,
000. The funds to be usod for tho
purpose of now equipment. These
bonds aro issued and taken up by an
Intermediary company, which Issues
tho monoy to tho railway comp.any
from time to time an it Is needed to
buy new equipment and Uio railway
company pays off tho bonds in ten In
stallments of $1,000,000 each.
RATES OF WOODMEN.
Consul Talbot Says Members Will
Be Protected. '
Head Consul Talbot of tho Modern
Woodmen issued n statement in Lin
coln relative to tho roturn to tho in
turn to tho insurance Tato offccUvo
in thnt order before tho head camp 1 i
sought to readjust tho rates. Tho
statement is to bo given In full in tho
current issuo of tho order'B official
paper. In part Mr. Talbot says:
"To relievo tho members from any
unduo anxiety or concern with refer
ence to their particular certificate or '
status, I want to assure every mem
ber that It is tho determination of tho
executive council that no member of
this society shall suffer Injury or in
justice bocauso of nny transfer that
may have been made, or of his pres
ont condition in 'tho Bocioty brought
about by his compliance with tho now
rate by-law complained of. Tho head
clerk will, as rapidly ns possible,
take these different conditions up as
business will pormlt, and properly,
fairly and equitably adjust them so
that no neighbor will havo Just cause
to complain. To this end it is pro
posed by tho executive council that
pending said appeal and until further
dlrectioons, to dlscontinuo writing
any new business upon tho new table
of rates or to receive or to permit
transfers of old members to any of
tho new rates adopted at tho Chicago
"Tho method of this transfer back
to tho former condition will bo by tho
neighbor returning to tho head clerk,
C. C. Hawes, Rock Island, 111., his new
certificate with tho request that ho bo
restored to his former status. Thoso
members who have filed with the head
clerk their application for transfer to
ono or more of the new plana and
havo not yet received a new certifi
cate will havo returned to them their
old certificate and they will be car
ried at their former rate. Any mem
ber who has been written upon tho
now plans and Joined tho society
slnco May 1, hap the prlvhego to re
,turn his present certificate to tho
head clerk and receive in lieu thereof
a certificate based upon the old by
Senate Good Enough for Hoyt.
Samuol Hoyt of Gordon has issued
a circular, which has been received
at the stato house, in which ho calls
upon tho lower branch of congress to
voto itself out of existence. Ho
claims that the United States senate
Is competent to make any laws, neces
sary and Uio president should en
dorse them. He says that the aboli- f
tion of tho lower houso of congress
would save tho country $5,000,000. Ho
further suggests that threo senators
bo elected from each" stato and that
tho country bo divided Into threo dis
tricts, with a sonator from oach dis
trict, which would make a body of 144
sonators, making a better and more
stable form of government With
such a condition "wo can trust In God,
tho president and the senate to enact
Just laws for all."
Governor Selects Road
Governor Aldrlch has designated
the Omaha-Lincoln road by way ot
Ashland as the one to be improved aB
a post road under a recent enactment
of congreBS. Tho government haB set
aside $10,000 to aid in the improve
ment of fifty miles of road in Ne
braska, providing that tho stato or lo
cal subdivisions along tho solccted
routo will furnish double that amount
Johnson Visits In Lincoln.
Herbert JohnBon, a Lincoln boy, and
now cartoonist on the Philadelphia
North American, is visiting his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson of
this city. Mr. Johnson is a graduato
of the Stato university and cartooning
camo to him so naturally that ho took
it up as a vocation and without nny
special instruction has mado good.
Good Job Awaits Some One.
There is an opportunity for some
ono who understands birds and officco
work to get a $2,500 Job from tho
government. Chief Gamo Warden Miller-has
received word that tho govern
ment, dosircs an administrative as
sistant in tho game preservation de
partment. OH Inspector's Report.
Tho report of tho state oil lnapector
for tho last month shows cash on
hand at the beginning ot Octobor to
bo $1,200; receipts of tho offlco for
tho month, $5,081.80, making a total
on hand at tho end of tho month of
$6,28L80. Tho disbursements were
Lincoln Democrats Want Peace.
Lancaster county democrats want a
place on tho now board of control
which will bo appointed by tho new
democratic governor. Ono of the
most prominent men mentioned for
tho place Is William Foster, who was
a candidate for tho legislature and
Boys Break Records.
Reports already received at tho of
flco of tho State Board of Agriculture
in tho boys' corn contest conducted
annually by that board indicate that
all records for corn production in Ne
braska will be broken by tho boys
this year. Fifteen reports show an
avorago yield of soventy-nlno bushels
per acre, which is nearly threo times
tho avorago yield for tho Btato. Four
of tho fifteen roport ovor 100 bushels
per aero and twolvo aro ovor sixty
bushols per acre, while tho highest
yet reported is 126 bushols.
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