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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE
HUIi. BARB, Publisher,
TERMS: $1.00 IN' AIWA NC 13.
NORTH PLATTE, - - NEBRASKA.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
CONDENSATIONS OF GREATER OR
National, Political, Personal and Other
Matter In Brief Form for All
Classes of Readers.'
The territories commllteo members
have announced nn agreement on gov
tirment Alaskan railway.
Chairman Palmer or democratic cau
cus has announced that an Investiga
tion will bo made of patronage In the
The Senate Budget committee Iiub
begun consideration of plans to re
form methodB of framing appropria
Tho banking and currency commit
too has appointed a aub-commltteo to
consider open hearings on currency
Representative Brousaard lias Intro
duced a bill for tho contlinianco of
the commerce c-urt and extension of
8-nator Martin introduced concur
rent resolution to suspend until ac
tio by congress, customs' district con
The House In an executive session,
deeded to postpono rencral of limit
ed arbitration trentlcs with Great
Britain, Italy and Spain.
Tho Immigration commltteo has vot
ed to report favorably tho nomination
of Anthony Caminotti as commissioner
general of Immigration.
Representative Graham has intro
duced a bill to authorize three battle
hhlpa and appropriating $15,000,000 Im
mediately for that purpose.
Tho Senato Commorco commltteo
has voted to favorably roport n bill
to delay customs service reorganiza
tion until January 1, 1014.
Tho Judiciary commltteo has acted
faorably on O'Gorman bill allowing
chief Justice to assign federal Judges
to circuits other than their own.
(Representative Murdock haH Intro
duced a bill for a naturalization com.
mission to Investigate, recommend
and redraft bills In Interest of ad
Senator O'Gorman has Introduced
a bill to creato a national commission
on prison labor to study prlBon labor
question and recommend uniform
Senator HltchcoocR has introduced
nn amendmont to tho tariff bill to
levy additional cxclso on pro
duction of largor tobacco factories,
to prevent monopoly.
'Senator Kenyan has Introduced a
resolution Instructing tho intorBtato
commerco commission to investigate
tho acquisition of tho Chicago &
Eastern railroad by St. LouIb & San
Francisco railroad, and tho subse
Tho foreign relations commltteo
has npprovod renewal of arbitration
treaty with Great 'Britain, Italy nnd
Spain, extradition treaty with Para
guay; bills for elevation of logutlon
to Spain to nn cmbaeay; Independ
ent legations In Uruguay and Para
The Illinois state sonato la consid
ering a bill appropriating $1100,000 for
tho Panama-Pacific exposition.
Edward M. Campbell of Dinning,
ham, Ala., ban boon sworn In as chlaf
Justice of tho United States court of
Thaddcua Austin Thomson of Aus
tin, Tex., has been nominated by
President Wilson to bo- mlnlBtor to
John E. Wllklo, former chlof of tho
United States secret sorvlco in Wash
ington, haB been elected vice presi
dent of tho Chicago Railways com
pany. Joo Sun, Korean employed by tho
government Is running down opium
smugglers, wna' atnbbed and fatally
wounded .In tho Santa Barbara, Cal.,
Prof. N. E. HanBon of tho South
Dakota experimental Btntlon haB
been commlsBloncd by tho Depart
ment of Agriculturo to go to Slberln
to gather secdB and plantB of the
kind which will thrlvo In a dry land.
Secretary Daniels planu to Increase
tho plants In tho Norfolk and Now
York navy yards.
Joseph R. Wilson, brother of tho
presldont, has accepted a position
with a leading bonding company with
headquarters in Balltmoro.
MIbs Frances A, Shaw, for thirty
years a resident of Ml mum polls nnd
widely known as an author, la doad.
Negotiations by tho Mexican govern
ment of u foreign loan of approxi
mately $100,000,000 havo boon complet
ed. John P. Donnhoo, a former national
commander of the Union Veteran le
gion, died nt Wlllinlngton, Del. Ho
was 75 yearH old.
Meats and flour will not go on tho
freo Hat, In tho democratic tariff law
Jf tho recommendation of tho sonato
flnanco Hubcotnmlttco in chargo of
the agricultural (schedule, ia accepted.
There are 2,490 certificated aviators
In tho world.
Over $33,500,000 nrc on deposit In
United States postal savings banks.
Chicago Is to put up 10.000 new
struct signs at crossings in Septem
ber. Maine haB 79,055 wngo oarnors em
ployed In 3,540 factories.
Now Jersey has n baby horn on
tho thirteenth of the month, In 1013,
nnd Is the thirteenth child of Its par
ents. Hum Ib now Imported into prohi
bition Maine in powder form, tho con.
slgnoe preparing tho drink by the ad
dition of fluid.
Plans for reorganizing" tho repub
lican congressional committee early In
July are being considered by the com
Announcement wns made recontly
that tho fifth National Conservation
congress would be held at Washington
Secretary Lane has announced that
hereafter all contractors engaged upon
reclamation work would bo prosecut
od for violations of the eight-hour law.
CharlcB H, Cramp, former hend of
ttho Bhlp-biillding firm of William
Cramp & Sons, died at Philadelphia
after a lingering IlinesHS. He waB 85
United States Immigration officials
at Key West, Fla., are Investigating
a rumor that Clprlano Castro arrived
from Havana in tho gulBe of a Cu
Thorn arc 'noty vacancies In the
Incoming class of cadets at the mili
tary academy at West Point, oc
cantoned by tho failure of candidate
Edward V. Doyle, commissioner of
tho stato banking department of
Michigan, was elected president of
tho National Association of Super
visors of Stato Banks.
Itobort J. Rubin, convicted recently
as head of tho "arson trust" has been
sentenced by Justice Goff at New
York City, to servo six to ten years
In Sing Sing prison.
Practically tho entire tlmo of Presi
dent Wilson and tho cabinet at the re
gular semi-weekly meeting was given
over to a discussion of the recent dis
solution of thu so-called tobacco trust.
Apprehensive that government re
clamatlv i work might bo withdrawn
from Montana, a delegation of citizens
of that Btate called upon Secretary
Lane to urgo him to continue the pro
jects. Thirty-eight silk workers who
gathered In front of n mill during
strlko disturbances on April 25 at
Patterson, N. J., were convicted of
unlawful assemblage by a county
Fred Novols, chief dork of tho
WnterB-Plorce Oil company for flvo
yenrfl at Oklahoma City, Okl., was ar
rested in Los Angeles, Cal., on a
charge of having embezzled $7,500
from that corporation:
Among 108 refugeos who nrrived in
Galveston, Tele., on board tho steam
ship Hnrry Morso from Tamplco,
Mexico, was W. I. Volght, who waB
seriously Injured while defending his
wlfo and Blstor against marnuders.
Stricken with convulsions nt the
lonoy cable station on Fanning Island,
Dr. Herbert Metcalfe, rcaldent surgeon,
died In three days In spite of the
cabled prescriptions of tho nearest
physlcnns, 2,000 mllcB awny at Fiji.
An electrical hall and rainstorm
swept tho coBtorn slopo of tho Rocky
Mountnlns extending us far south as
Las Vegas. N. M. Tho full fury burst
over Denver. A bolt darted Into tho
city hall and shocked a clerk In tho
About tho quickest possible way to
loso money In Qormany Is to buy Zop
polln, according to tho annual report
of tho aormnn Airship company Just
mado public In Borlln. Exactly 50 per
cont of tho $750,000 Invested by tho
company took wings with Its throe
big airships In 1j12,
A nowsboy saw a man scale a Btono
wall In London tho other day. From
thlB trivial circumstance havo resulted
dlscloBureo. of an allian-o between cer
tain unlformod momberB of tho Lon
don pollco forco nnd thelvea and high
waymen under which tho pollro have
not only aided tho thieves, but havo
actually turned tholvos themselves in
their hours off duty.
Italy raises ouo-Blxth of the entire
European corn crop.
Alfred Austin. British poet laureate
Blnco 1890, 1b doad nt tho ago of seven-ty-Bovon.
Tho cutting of queues by tho
Chlnoso has greatly stimulated tho
hat and cap business In Japan,
Serious washouts, duo to high water,
arc reported along tho Canadian Pa.
clllc railroad In tho Rocky mountains.
In China an Inforlor upon horse
back, mooting n superior, dismounts
and waits until tho othor haa passed.
Tho IncreaBo In ImportH Into Japan
from tho United Statos for 1JM2 was
unprecedented, being upward of $22,
000,000. Convicted of cannibalism and human
Bacrlllcos, forty members of tho Leo
pard Hocioty linvo been hanged in Sier
Japan's nntional dobt Is $1,271.145,.
000 with annual lntorost of $70,877,
000. Dr. EuBobto Mornlos, the newly ac
credited mlnlBtor from Panama haB
arrived In Washington.
Count Alvaro do Homnnonos, uh- on
May 30 resigned as promlor, together
with nil his ministry, 1 as consentod to
Nut since tho formation of the Ger
man empire in 1871 did bo fow Gor
man citizens omlgmto to foreign purts
ub In 1912. The numbor was 1K.M6.
cotnparod with 22.G90 In 1911, 25,511
In 1910 and 220,902 in 1881.
WE GEIS DEEPER
LOBBY INVESTIGATION IS BE.
COMING A DIRECT ISSUE.
MAY RESULT IN NEW LAW
Propose to Require Registration of
All ''Lobbysts" Coming to
Washington, D. C Neither Presi
dent. Wilson nor the democratic man
agers of tho two branchoB of congress
can estimate what effect tho senate's
remarkable "lobby Investigation" will
have upon the progress of the tariff
bill, the currency reform plan, or
other business of congress.
In tho six days of grillng to which
it has subjected senators themselves,
tho Investigating commltteo lias se
cured information and opened up
channels of Investigation that are
likely to have an importnnt Influence
upon tho whole course of legislation
In the future. Progress on the tariff
bill linn not been hindered by the
lobby investigation, but it Is believed
that before the reconstructed Under
wood bill finally gets Into tho senate
for debate, tho lobby Investigation
will have become a direct Issue in the
fight. None of tho alleged "lobby
IstB" havo been questioned as yet, but
facts brought out by senators on tho
witnosB stand and tho courso tho
commltteo has determined upon for
the future, mako It clear that con
gress will bo urged to consider:
A registration law, requiring every
"lobbyist," legislative ngont or other
person who comeB to Washington" to
Influence) legislation to at once Iden
tify himself nnd the interests ho rep
resents. Tho condemnation and possible
prohibition of tho present system of
"manufacturing sentiment" in n
state, to influence that state's sena
tors or representatives upon any cer
tain, legislative matter.
Tho chief influence of the lobby in
quiry upon tho present tariff revision
probably will come in connection with
the sugar and wool fights, arourd
which will wago much of tho forth
coming tnriff debate in tho senate.
Well organized and extensivo cam
paigns have been shown to oxlst on
both sides of tho sugar tariff ques
tion; and systematic activity by the
wool protective forces haB been testi
fied to by many senators.
Huerta's Offer Spurned.
Brownsville, Tex. A generalship In
tho federal army in addition to 300,
000 pesos wns the prlco offered Gen
eral Lucio Blanco, commander of tho
victorious "constitutionalist" forces In
Matamoras, If ho and his army would
Join nnd swear allegiance to tho
Huerta government, according to
Francisco Joso MuJIca, chief of staff
of General Blanco.
Blanco's staff was offered tho same
rank In tho fedornl army a now held
by them In tho constitutionalist army,
MuJIca says. Tho offer was mado by
General Trovlno or Monterey, Gen
eral Fernando Gonzales, chief of tho
fedoral army In Neuvo Leon, and
General Juan do Dloa Arznmendl, chief
of arms of Victoria, according to Mu
JIca. It was mado verbally and
brought to MatamoraB by Captain
Bruno Trovlno, accompanied by a
rurale. Trovlno wns oxecutod. Tho
ruralo Is in prison.
Raises Point of Etiquette.
Iowa City, la. Should the com-mandor-in-chiof
of tho military and
naval forces of tho stato of Iowa ap
pear In a straw hat and sack suit at
a regimental review and dresa parailo
of part of theso forces? That question
Is being much discussed by tho stu
dent soldlorB at the stato university
of Iowa since Governor George W.
Clarko reviewed tho cadet regiment
hero while clothed as described
abavo. President John G. Bowman
and othor uulverslty oillclals nnunni-.
ed for tho occasion in tall hats and
frock coats, and Commandant Hoff
man and othor dignitaries gllttorod in
military regalia, but tho governor put
on no such frills, but dressed for
comfort. In Bplto of his lack of war
like attire, ho handled his part nicely,
presenting commissions to tho ofllcorB
and watching tho drill maneuvers
with nn interesting eye. v
Japanese Urge War.
Toklo, A mass meeting of an or
ganization known ns tho "Anti-American
Youths' association" was very
spnrsoly attended Rolllcoso speeches
wore made by agitators nttuohed to
tho opposition parties.
Ten.Year Boy Catches 20-lb. Fish.
Joplln, Mo. Roy Martin, 10 yoars
old, caught a 30-pound cattish in
Cantor creek near Cartorvlllo. Tho
lad caught tho tleh with an ordinary
chalk 1 In nnd crooked polo.
Government Suit Nonsuited.
Chicago. Suit of tho government
against tho Illinois Retail Lumber
Dealor'b association with tho govern
ment genual proceeds ngalnst the so
eallod "lumber trust," was nonsuiied
by tho department of Justice.
Belgium Wants Big Loan.
Brussels, Belgium. Tho Belgium
government is carrying on negotiations
with n group of ImnkorB In Paris for
a loan of nbout $120,000,000 at 4 por
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
Lightning struck the elevator at
Scotia, destroying the structure and
Thayler county bankers met In
Deshler and formed a pormancnt or
ganization. The Fanners' Creamery company of
Hemingford Ib taxed to It capacity
already this Beason.
Tho villago bonrd granted a license
to sell liquor to G. A. Alexandor of
Falls City, nfter an extended hearing.
Tho office of Road mnstor G. Iver
Bon of tho Union Pacific hns been
transferred from Omaha to FretnonL
Harold Starrott, son of S. E. Star
rett of Palmer, waB drowned while
bathing In Burkman lake near that
The Burlington hns recently order
ed material for an additional 405
miles of telephone dispatching cir
cuits. A now postoffice has been estab
HMied at Dye. Kimball county, Ne
braska, witli E. R. Bale ua post
Articles of incorporation of the
Dcntrico Burial Vault company have
been filed nnd manufacturing of the
vaults will begin nt once.
Tho postollicc department has
authorized the use of mail cars on
Burlington trains No. 9 and 10 be
tween McCook and Denver.
A cloudburst visited the vicinity
of Hong, six miles northwest of Bea
trice, and washed away a quarter of a
mile of tho Burlington tracks.
Tho largest eighth grade com
mencement ever held in this county
and perhnps in the state took place at
Broken Bow when 325 graduates re
Reports from Albion say the most
beautiful alfalfa harvest in years is
upon the farmers and tho question of
help to handle the crop is staring
them in tho face.
Jackson, Roebuck & Hauver of Va
lentino havo let the contract for a
$10,000 garago to Dunn & Gallaway.
The building is to be of ce;nent blocks
with a pressed brick front, CO by 150
A monster crowd attended the big
Modern Woodman picnic at Osmond,
held under the avsplcles of Osmond
camp, Modern Woodmen of Ameri
ca. Tho twenty-third annual convention
of the Kansas-Nebraska district of
the Evangellcul Lutheran Joint synod
of Ohio, will be heia in Deshler and
Miss Clalro Schalblo of Octavln,
Nob., will participate in the grad
uating concert of the Iowa University
School of Music. Only three were
JoBoph Huffman, who has conduct
ed a printing establishment in York
for many years, is moving his plant
to Lincoln, where he will continue
Word was received by Mrs. Bud
Witwer of Humboldt that her brother,
Orvllle Wlttwer, aged eleven years,
was killed in a runaway accident near
his homo In Oklahoma.
It Is said that the western passen
ger association will adhere to Its
rule making 2 cents a mile a stand
ard charge in this territory for all
fairs and big gatherings.
Tho Beatrlco board of education has
elected Prof. T. C. Tillotson of Abi
lene, Kas., supervisor of music In
tho schools of the city to succeed
Prof. L. F. Stoddard, resigned.
At a meeting at North Loup, at
tended by many people from all over
tho Loup valley, It was decided to
hold the regular annual old settlers'
picnic at that place on June 25.
Peter Jnnsen of Beatrice has re
turned from n live day auto trip
through tho southern part of Nebras
ka and reports that crors in that sec
tion of tho stato are in lino condition.
P. II. Dodge or tho bureau of public
roads at Washington, D. C, Inspected
tho road work being done by Gage
county and said that the dirt roads be
ing built there nro better than any ha
Bruce, the 15-year-old son or W. II.
Beall, of Oxford, was tinkering with
a railroad torpedo which he had
found when It exploded, tearing the
thumb, first and second lingers off
Ills left hand,
Tho demonstration of traction en
gine companies heretofore held in
Omaha, will bo transferred to Fre
mont, provided the Fremont Com
mercial club will provide 320 acres of
ground for them.
William Dllllng of Hemingford was
thrown out of his automobile and pain
fully Injured while running without
lights. The car wns badly wrecked
nnd took lire from tho oil lamps, but
he extinguished the blaze In tlmo.
Tho Imperial Land and Cattle com
pany of WakoHha, Wis., has purchased
tho Charles E. Wlltsey farm of about
3,000 acres, four nnd one-half miles
east of Hemingford, for $27.50 per
acre, Tho donl approximates $100,000.
A forco or graders are at Italbton
building embankments and Alls for
now passing trackage, freight stock
yards and a passenger depot at Bal
aton, which was, nearly obliterated
by tho Enstor tornado.
Tho Washington county board of
supervisors flatly turned down h pe
tition signed b farmers of the north
wostern part of tho county for a road
to Mead to tho proposed new bridge
over tho Klkhorn river east of Fre
mont. Ernest M. Pollard of Nohawka and
Socretary ('. G. Marshall of the State
Horticultural Socloty have considered
plans Tor harvesting tho unpreeondent
ed appio crop oxpoctod this fall. One
thouBund mon will be needed. The
Nebraska orohardlsta are eager for as
sistance nnd every effort will bo made
to attract workers to Nebraska,
GET ONE PER CENT FOR HAND
LING STATE WARRANTS.
E FIVE PER GENT. REVENUE
Agreement Among All Institutions Ap
parent, and No One Is Able to
Lincoln. Registered stato warrants
are making trouble for some of the
banks or Lincoln nnd may result In
giving people who havo thorn a chance
to get them cashed at their laco
value at those Institutions.
State warrants when registered draw
4 per cent lntorost. Tho banks or
Lincoln havo been charging 1 per cent
for cashing the warrants, making a
5 per cent revenue from their pur
chase. The other day a prominent official
ot the state house went to the bank
where he lias been doing business
since coming to Lincoln, with his war
rant registered in tho regular way
and put It in for deposit. He was in
formed that the warrant would not
bo accepted without a shave of 1 per
cent. He tried to mako tho banker
believe thut as he was a regular cus
tomer, that he ought to be allowed the
face or the warrant on a deposit, but
the banker demurred, with the result
that the gentleman told tho bank to
go to, and withdrew his deposit.
It is understood that the Lincoln
banks have an agreement that no
state warrants will be received unless
the owner agrees to a 1 per cent
ehave, thus giving them a 5 per cent
revenue on tho warrant. Depositors
are objecting to paying 1 per cent
shave and so mo of them declare that
they will send their warrants to their
home town banks ror deposit rather
than submit to the shave.
Law Soon To Be In Effect.
Lincoln. Food Commissioner Har
man Is getting ready to have tho
weights pud measures department of
his olflce In good shape to begin work
July 17, when the new weights and
measures bill will go Into effect.
Tho old measures have been found
to meet the requirements needed, and
havo been sent to Washington to bo
tested. There were about a hundred
pieces In tho assortment. In addi
tion to these, about two hundred
other pieces have been bought, which
will be divided Into two sets and
olaccd in chargo of the two deputies
who will travel over tho country and
see that all scales, ' measures, etc.,
have the required standard.
Among the bunch are twenty 50
pound weights which will hnve to be
toted around tho country by the de
puties in their search for dishonest
men who have been skinning tho pub
lic. Mr. Hnrman says that Nebraska
is one of the first states in the union
to put in effect a weights and meas
Men Score High at Targets.
Lincoln. Mexico, Japan and other
countries who may have chips on their
shoulders which they would like to
have Uncle Sam try to knock off
might Just as well take notice right
now that the chip is liable to come
off Is some of the members of Ne
braska's national guardsmen get a
Captain Lon Kesterson, who has
charge of tho rlillo practice at the
Lincoln range, gathered up a squad
from tho Geneva company, now shoot
ing there, and went out to tho range.
Tho squad was composed or ten men
and everyone or them qurlifled, two
as expert rllllemen, three as sharp
shooters and rive as marksmen.
In the 300-yard rapid fire shoot,
Private Cusln scored 48 points out of
a possible 50, while Private Yates
6cored 40 out of a possible 50. This
is considered something remarkable
in rapid lire shooting.
Lobbyist Files An Expense Account.
Lincoln. For tho first time In tho
memory of civilized man n Nebraska
legislative lobbyist has filed an ex
pense account with tho secretary of
state. Superintendent Bernardini of
Atchison, Kas., a Missouri Pacific of
ficial, was the man who knocked pre
cedent into smithorens. His filing
disclosed expenditures aggregating
$309 for keep or hlmseir nnd sovernl
assistants during the late session.
Will Purify Capital.
" Lincoln. Chief Malone has an
nounced that houses of prostitution
must go. Hotols, rooming houses and
all places whore tho Albert law has
been violated, are to bo wiped out,
says tho chief. Ho proposes to co
operate with tho county attorney and
accomplish what many Lincoln peoplo
said ho could not a thorough clean
up or all places of Ill-fame.
Veterans Must Send Notice.
Lincoln.- All veteran survivors of
the battle of Gettysburg who are con
templating tnklng tho trip to the an
niversary of that battle must, bofore
June 10. mall to tho commission a
statement that they desire to mako
the trip nnd are financially and phy
Bically nblo to do so, or they cannot
como In under tho appropriation.
Those Who fall to notify tho com
mission by that tlmo will be consld
fired as not doBlrlng to make, the' trtp,
nnd If they go, will be compollod to
look out for their own transportation.
ALL SHOULD HELP.
Fund Being Raised to Assist Nebraska
Will some good patriotic citizen,
who would like to eee every old sol
dlor in Nebraska who participated In
tho battle of Gettysburg enjoy a good
outing, possibly the last he will ever
have, step to the front tnd offer to
give a BUfllclcnt sum to complete
tho amount necessary to enable them
to make tho trip and take a chanco
on tho next session of the legislature
reimbursing him in tho amount
Through a mistaken idea that thero
would bo less than 100 veterans In the
Btato who participated in that .battle,
tho legislature voted only $4,000 to
cover the cost. Over twice the num
ber can go if tho hinds to pay the
railroad fare, about $45 each, can bo
A short time ago the state officers
joined In an appeal to the people of
the state to send In subscriptions and
totake up subscriptions on Memorial
day to add to the amount voted by
tho legislature and tho amounts are
coming in In small quantltlos. Towns
reporting amounts collected on Me
morial day to date ore: Aurora, Ge
noa, Oxford, Danbury, Albion, Stroms
burg, Oconto, Bassett, Shelton, Wau
sa, Rushvllle and Laurel. The amounts
run from Bmall sums to some which
will help a great deal. It Is expected
that Omaha and Lincoln subscriptions
will go a long way toward making the
fund run up to what is needed. Person
al subscriptions are not coming in aB
faat as the committee would like, but
it is believed that as the time ap
proaches that there will be a more
Campaign on Linseed Oil.
The next warfare started by Food
Commissioner Harman will be on im
pure linseed oil. The commissioner
has been preparing for the fight for
some time and has made several tests
of oil sent him ror analysis.
The law in regard to oil is similar
to that covering the marking of sy
rups, etc. Every receptaclo contain
ing linseed oil must bear a label show
ing tho percentage of ingredients used
in its manufacture with the name of
the manufacturer on the holder.
A great deal of oil sold in Nebras
ka, according to a statement made by
tho commissioner, contains a greater
or less percentage of petroleum. This
prevents the oil from drying and is re
sponsible for paint mixed with It peel
ing off after being applied ror some
Three samples received from
Stromsburg recently were tosted and
one of the three contained 45 per
cent petroleum, the others were pure
linseed oil. Commissioner Harman be
lieves that & safe estimate of the lin
seed oil used in tho state will show
that three-fifths is impure and .con
taining a percentage or petruleum sur
ficient to make it unfit for uae.
He says he will be gad to aualyzq
all samples sent him from anywherq
in tho state nnd give tho sender the
percentage of ingredients.
Aek For Large Reduction.
Five Lincoln banks and trust com
panies turned In tho personal prop,
erty schedules to the county this
year,asklng that deductions be made
for an aggregate holding of $211,592,.
72 in tax-free mortgages as invest
ments or capital stock. The county
assessor, rollowlng the advice of the
state board of equalization, will not
heed the plea but will as&ess the,
mortgages against the corporations
when such represent investments oi
capital stock. If the supreme court
refuses to grant a rehearing in the
case where it held the deduction to
be proper, the necessary change?
will be made.
Tho amounts of tax-free mort
gages, that Is, mortgages wherein the
mortgagor agrees to pay the tax
thereon, nro divided as rollows:
Lincoln Trust company.... $10,000.0(1
Nebraska State Bank 42,300.0q
First Savings Bank 09,729.0(1
American Savings Bank 3fi.500.00.
Lincoln Safe Dcp. Co 53,063.72
One state bank, the German-American,
does-not show any investments
of capital In theso securities, it find
ing commercial paper and other liquid,
securities preferable. The national
banks are not allowed to invest in
Grain Men Make Room for New Crop.
Already the railroads are begin
ning to reel the effect of a probable
big grain crop in Nebraska, tho rail,
way commission having received this
early two complaints regarding in
ability to secure curs for the ship
ment of grain.
Recent reports show that there
was n shortage of over eighty cars on
tho Nebraska division ot the Rock
Island. Tills complaint came from
Representative Potts of Pawnee
county, who desired to ship soma
Tho Baker White Pine Lumber com
pany or Bakor. Ore., owned by Fre
mont men. sustained a loss or $40,000
Orders Extra Precautions.
Lincoln. Additional precautions
should he taken for the operation or
trains under the block system dur
ing severo weather, is tho finding or
tho railway commission on the two
wrecks which occurred on the Union
Pacific last winter.
Tho commission further suggests
that when an onglnoer or a station
agent caimot see a block signal at
200 reot the train dispatcher should
immediately bo notified and the
trains rogulated under the manual
8)'6tein under bis control.
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