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THE NORTH PLATTE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
FROM Wl POINTS
EVENTS OF THE DAY HELD TO A
FEW LINE8. '
LATE EVENTS BOILED
Personal, Political, Foreign and Othor
Intelligence Interesting to the
noprcBcntatlvo Nolan has Intro
duced a 1)111 to prohibit Interstate
shipment of convict-made goods.
Representative Barclay has Intro
duced a hill proposing more severe
penaltlos for offenders ugalnat tho
Sherman anti-trust law.
The houso passed a bill appropriat
ing expenses of Uio American dele
gation to tho International Alcoholic
conference at Milan, Italy, next month.
Chairman Clayton of tho House Ju
diciary committee introduced a reso
lution asking authority for the In
vestigation of charges against Federal
Judgo Speor of Georgia.
Postmaster Gonural Burleson has
nlgnod an order which provides that
pro-cancelled postage stamps may bo
sold to tho public, on and after Sep
Representative Johnson of Washing
ton haB Introduced a resolution re
questing tho president to negotlato
with British and Canadian gbvorn
mentB for railway connections be
tween tho United Staton and Alaska.
An effort by Postmaster General
Burleson to oxtond tho postal money
order system came to naught whon
Comptroller Downey decided that
money orders may bo paid only by
the oIIIccb on which thoy aro drawn.
Attempts to Incrcaso tho limit of
1he proposed income tax on tho lurgcr
incomoa failed In the scnato whon
Senators Borah, Bristow nn(f Cum
inlnB led an effort to amend tho In
come tax section of the democratic
An Insurgent movement among
democratic senators that threatened
to break party linos on the Income
tax was headed off by tho leaders by
an ngrooment to revise tho tariff bill
eo ns to levy a hoavlor tax on tho lu
comes from largo fortunes.
Defective roadway and defectlvo
equipment Jointly caused nioro than
70 per cent of all tho derailments of
steam railroads of tho United Statos
during tho quartor ended March 31
last, according to statistics announced
by -tho Interstate Commerce commis
sion. Koprcsontatlvo Underwood, demo
cratic houso loader, has Issued a
statement deploring tho delay the
administration currency moasuro has
met in the democratic caucus through
tho absenco of a sufficient number of
majority mombors to bring tho meas
ure to a final vote.
Clark McKerchor, spoclal assistant
attornoy general who conducted tho
government's prosecution of tho lum
ber trust tho cotton pool caso, tho
Eastmun Kodak company and many
other of tho most important anti
trust 'eases ; for tho Department of
Justice, has resigned to outer prlvato
prnctlco as counsel for several cor
porations in Now York.
Presidont Wilson haB nominated
Henry Morgonthau of Now York to
bo ambassador to Turkoy. Other
Dominations which havo boon sent to
tho senate aro; Minister resident and
consul to Llboriu, Goorgo W. Bucknor
of Indiana, Agent and consul goneral
at Carlo, Egypt, Onloy Arnold, of
Ithodo Island, Collector of customs,
for tho district of Laredo, Tox., Prank
Jtabb of Texas, Collector of customs
for tho district of El Paso, Tox Zach
L. Cobb of Toxaa.
Ah puulBhment for alleged political
nctlvlty, Normau D. Conger, weather
bureau inspector at Washington, waB
reduced in grade and pay and made
local forecaster at Detroit.
A feud of a band of Rumanians was
fought to a llnUh In tho streets of
Indiana Harbor, Iud. Fivo men aro
dying from knlfo wounds as a result
of the battle.
A motoor fell Into Uio Seaconnott
river at Tiverton, K. I., churning up
tho waters In a spoctaculnr manner.
Great volumes of stoam arose and tho
accompanying explosion sounded liko
the discharge of n twelvo-lnch gun.
Tho submurino divers who went
north hoping to rocovor tho twenty
bodies hold in tho hulk of the stoum-
ship Stato of California, which was
wrecked In Gambler bay August 17,
was lying lu thlrty-sovon fathoms of
water at which depth no diver can
Goorgo A, Hurtman, tho lopor, who
was recently Isolated at quaran
tine camp noar St. Louis, has es
caped for tho second time siuco ho
was taken to tho quarantine camp,
less than throe wockB ago,
San Francisco is (o havo an ofllco
building forty storlos high.
Cleveland's now wator Inlet is largo
pnough to supply tho needs of 2,000,-
Tho value of tho grindstones nnd
pulpstones produced In tho United
J3tatos laBt year was tho greatest In
tho history of tho Industry.
With Governor Georgo W. Clarko of
tho iitato of Iowa to welcome visitors
to tho Hawkeye domain, and Mayor
J. F. KIdor oxtondlng the hand of fel
lowship In behalf of tho city, tho Keo
kuk and Hamilton power dam wbb
A C. Wells, government animal In
spector at St. Louis has announced
that theru aro several thousand cases
of hog cholera In tho district known
nu Missouri point, across the Missis
sippi river from Alton, III. Tho di
strict is quarantined.
Formal recognition of Lieutenant
Governor Martin II. Glynn ns- acting
governor, poudlng the lssuo of the
impeachment proceedings against Gov
ernor Sulzer, was completed by tho
legislature when tho senate accepted
three messages sent in by Mr. Glynn.
Tho second of the now nationally
known Dlggs-Caminettl cases, the
trial of It. D. Camlnottl, who must face
the charges of violating tho Mann
white slave act, under which his com
panion Munry I. Dlggs, was convlctod,
has started In tho'Unlted States dis
trict court bofcro Judgo William C.
Practical and applied hygiene Is
much farther advanced In tho Philip
pines than In tho United States, ac
cording to Dr. Allan J. McLaughlin
surgeon of tho United States public
health sorvlce, who was ono of tho
speakers at tho sessions of tho fourth
International congress on school hy
glone at Buffalo.
"The people must he back of all na
tional and International arbitrations
nnd settlements of disputes in order
that they may bo successful," said
Llndley M. Garrison, secretary of war,
in an addroBS bofore tho Commercial
club at Knneas City. "Differences be
tween nntlons Bhould ho handled dip
lomatically and wo should never act
to hastily. I am opposed to war,"
Tho steamship Imporator, the larg
est vessel afloat, waB swept by fire
as It lay at Its docks In Hobpken with
ItB crew and 1,131 steorago passen
gers aboard. Second Olllcer Gebracht,
who led tho' crow Into tho hold to
fight tho flames, waa cut off from his
men and suffocated. His body was
found an hour nftorwards, untouched
by lire, and brought ashore.
Thoro Ib a prize of $20,000 offered
In Franco for tho dlscovory of a euro
for Asiatic cholera.
Shaftn sunk Into a coal field In Ger
many, which has boon burning sev
eral yoars, revealed elghtoon veins of
Fifty-flvo great Irrigation projects,
Involving noarly 10,000,000 acres of
land, aro under consideration for
According to records of tho secre
tary of stuto's ofllco thoro aro 40,014
automobiles In tho stato of Nebraska
Articles for tho world's lightweight
championship bout, at Vancouvor, B.
C., between Willio iRltchlo nnd Fred
die Wolsh, September 20, have been
Tho Grand Cross of tho Ordor of
Orango-Nassau has boon conferred on
Andrew Carneglo by Queen Wllholma
of tho NothorlamlB In commemoration
of tho inauguration of tho Palaco of
Both houses of tho Poking Parlia
ment havo pnusod resolutions requir
ing tho government to try tho mem
bers of Parliament who had boen
placed under arrest bofore tho su
premo court In Peking.
Rumors which havo boon current ot
a truco between tho militant suffra
gottos and tho British govornmout
Boom to And support in a letter writ
ton by Mrs. Pankhurst to hor follow
ers advising ttium to tako a hollduy
for tho present.
Tho British prime minister was tho
object of an attack in which hlb chiva
lry rostalned him from adequately do
fending himself. Whllo ho was golf
Ing with his daughter on tho Lossie
mouth links, two stalwart suffragettes,
who had quietly como up to tho groen,
sprang at him suddenly. They
knocked off his hat, grabbod him
by tho clothing and dragged him somo
distance over tho ground.
Extensive loss of llfo and property
fiua boon caused throughout Japan by
tho tyhoon which has ragod there for
several days. Moro than sixty per
sons were killed and hundreds of
bridges and houses destroyed.
Harry K. Thaw's lawyers, success
ful bo far lu keeping their client In
Jail, safo from tho Immigration au
thorities, rejoiced whon thoy rocelvod
word from Quebec that the trip of
Williams Travers Jerome to soo Sir
Lomur Goulu provincial premier and
attorney general, had boen lu valu.
DOIT LIKE CAUCUS
SENATOR HITCHCOCK ATTACK8
DEMOCRATIC SENATE PLAN.
SAYS ITWIAOEDEBATES AFARDE
Denounces It As "A Machine Within
a Machine" and Asks Why It
Should Be Binding.
Washington. Denunciation of the
democratic sonato caucus as a po
litical machlno hy Senator Hitchcock,
ono of tho democrats who refused to
bo bound by tho cuucub on nil features
of tho tariff bill, marked tho reopen
ing of tho fight over tho Income tax.'
"Why should senators be expected
to he bound by the hasty decisions of
a secret caucus on details of the In
come tax?" demanded Hitchcock.
"Why should they bo expected to vote
down every amendment, howovor
good, simply because It comes from
tho other side of tho chamber? Why
should tho income tax section not bo
amondod hero on tho floor of tho sen
ato If tho bill convinces senators that
It should bo?"
Senator Hitchcock introduced an
amendment, which tho caucuB had re
jected for a penalty tax on trusts. It
was defeated forty-ono to thirty.
Tho amendment provides for heavy
penalty tax on trusts or monopolies
controlling moro than one-fourth of
the country's production of trade in
any given line. Fivo per cent would
bo added to Incomes of corporations
doing from ono-fourth to one-third of
nil business In any given lino, 10 per
cent for those doing from one-third
to one-half and 20 por cent for those
above ono-half. It would apply to no
corporations capitalized ut less than
$50,000,000 or doing a business of less
than $10,000,000 annually.
Senutor Hitchcock declared his
amendment had boen beaten In tho
caucus, but ho alleged It had not been
an open fight there.
Rebels Like Message.
Eaglo Pass, Tex. General satisfac
tion with President Wilson's Mexi
can mossago was expressed in a state
ment hy General Jesus Carranza, act
ing head of tho constitutionalists at
their provisional capital, Pledras Ne
gras. He spoke In tho absenco of his
brother, Govornor Carranza, who 1b
fighting at Torreon. Constitutional
ists, Genoral Carranza said, appre
ciate tho fairness of the message. Ho
predicted, however, that war would
contlnuo because Huerta would bo
tinnblo to comply with American sug
gestions, and that Huerta would
havo to be "driven from tho country"
before peaco could bo restored.
Writes Tumulty; Year In Jail.
Leavenworth, Kan. Becnuso ho
was dissatisfied with conditions In
tho signal corps and voiced his com
plaint In a letter addressed to Mr.
Tumulty, private secretary to the
president. Private CInrence L.
George, Company II, was sentenced to
a year In tho military prison here. Ho
also will receive a dishonorable dis
charge Steeplejack Falls; Is Unhurt.
Sheridan, Wyo. John Yates, a
chimney swoop, fell fifty-two feet
from the top of a smokestack at tho
DIotz mines, north or Shorldau, nnd
miraculously escapod injury. Ho was
rendered unconscious by tho fall and
when taken to tho hospital was given
up for dead, but later recovered, and
loft the Institution unassisted.
Metcalfe Teaching Use of Farm Tools
Washington. Word hns boen re
ceived hero that Leo Motcalfo, son of
Govornor Metcalfe of tho Panama
zone, has boon designated by tho
president of Panama to teach tho use
of American farm lmplomonts to na
tives In tho provlnco of Chlrlqul.
Cabaret Shows Under Ban.
Chicago. Tango teas havo bocomo
a thing of tho past In Chicago and
cabaret shows will bo seen hero no
more. An 'ordinance, so regulating
performances that cafe managers say
thoy will no longor bo attractive havo
recently gono Into effect.
$50,000 In Bondo Still Missing.
Buffalo, N. Y. Tho pollco havo
found no truce of a satchel containing
$50,000 In non-uegotlable bonds and
stockB stolon from John C. Lalor of
Now York, a bond ealosman In the
New York Central station horo.
Keeping His Plans Secret.
Marinette, Wash. "I havo made- up
my mind, but no man, woman or child,
knows what I .will do, nor will they
(know until I tnako tho announcement,
says Senator Stephenson.
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Powder Mill Is Blown Up.
Carlo, 111. Two mon were killed
and a third probably fatally Injured
whon tho black powder mill of the
Miami Powder company ut Fayvllle,
111., blow up.
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
Sunday baseball was defeated at
Tho Farmers Elevnlor company has
been Incorporated at Silver Creek.
The new modern brick school build
ing at Western was dedicated last
Over 200 teachers wore In attend
ance at the Gage county lnstltuto last
Fremont lost out on its fight for a
ihare of tho appropriation for agricul
A new opera house for Hastings is
the aim of the Chamber of Commerce
jf that place.-
The Better Babies contest of tho
Nebruska state fair haB already at
tracted 225 entries.
Molesting of property In tho city
park at York is causing officials there
Business men of Arcadia nre agitat
ing the question of paving the princi
pal streot in that town.
Nenrly 100 Otoe county teachers
were registered for institute work at
Nebraska City last week.
Eleven buildings, comprising tho
principal business section of Stamford,
burned Wednesday morning.
All arrangements havo been made,
for ono of the most successful state
fairs In the history of Nebraska.
Tho southwest Nebraska reunion ot
soldiers will be held at McKlnlcy park
in Cambridge, September 15 to 20.
A scourge of hog cholera has broken
out In Valley county and Is raising
havoc among u number of fine herds.
Tho Arcadia Co-operative Creamery
sompuny of Arcadia have closed up'
their business and will sell at an early
A savage dog attacked flv-year-old
Helen Wurl at Plattsmouth and badly
mangled her arms and limbs before
being beaten off.
Hastings Chautauqua was short $2,
500, but it Is claimed that Barnum &
Bailey's circus took $20,000 out of the
town in one day.
Miss Helen Miller, a 20-ycar-old Om
aha girl, has started on a "hike" for
Denver and expects to reach her des
tination In four weeks.
Mrs. Clara Robinson is dead at Lin
coin from burns received when sho at
tempted to replenish the tank of a
lighted gasoline stove.
Jefferson, county farmers are busily
engaged In cutting their corn and mak
ing fodder of It. Many of the farmers
will make silo of their fodder.
Seven-year-old Charles Peters ot
Peters had a leg broken by a kick
from a horse and dragged himself 100
rods towards home before reaching
Tho most disastrous fire In the his
tory of Roseland Monday night
burned business property of a total
valuation ranging from $19,000 to $22,
000. Duo to tho long drouth, tree3 are dy
ing by hundreds In Fremont. Efforts
of tho park board to save the maples
and lindens In Irving and City parks
The fire department at Arcadia haa
purchased an auto truck, which will
bo used for a hose and ladder truck.
It has been paid for with money from
As Henry B. Erlsman was driving to
Auburn with a load of hogs his team
became frightened, ran away and up
set tho wagon. Ho was found dead a
few moments later.
Over 1,000 representatives of tho
various Sunday schools In Hamilton
county marched In parade ono day last
week, forming ono of the most Im
pressive pageants over witnessed In
A largo number of "prairie schoon
ers" are passing through Falrbury al
most dally. These parties consist
largely of farmers who have been
"burnt out" In western Kansas and
Oklahoma and are going east.
Bishop Duffy of Kearney has gone
to St. Josoph'a hospital, Denver, for
treatment for appendicitis, and an op
eration has been decided upon. Dr.
Watson of Kearney, his physician, has
gono to Denver to be at tho operation.
Fred Appleget, an employee of n
Lincoln Ico cream company, lost both
handB when he attorapted to dislodge
some Ice which had clogged In a
Tho village or Bancroft has voted
for tho Issuance of bonds to the
amount of $.7.500, to bo used In the
construction of a sanitary sowor sys
tem for that village.
Mrs. Stolla RIordan and Miss Stella
Rlordan, who perished In the sinking
of the stenmei Stato of California,
wore tho mother and sister of Mrsv C.
F. Morey. wlfo of a prominent attor-
ney at Hastings.
Tho Mlnden Commercial club is
pushing tho proposed Irrigation ditch
to be put In In that vicinity.
Tho agricultural, horticultural nnd
fruit displays at the state fair will bo
especially strong this year. Many
counties havo prepared exhibits which
will su-prlso thoso not familiar with
tho resources of tho state.
Dolly LaBelle, making her second
balloon ascension, was seriously, pos,
slbly fatally Injured at the Gala day
celebration at Havelock Saturday, by
bolng dragged about 200 rods by the.
balloon, from which Bhe was unable to
release hor parachute.
State Inspector Stapleton of Lincoln
has boen In Falrbury chocking over
tho county treasurer's books. A dis
crepancy of 4 cents was found.
Ono of the peculiar things connected
with this year's alfaUa supply, Is that
tho yield Is much heavier on tho newer
fields and tho older stands where one
would expect a heavy crop, la light.
One of the new features or tho state
fair this year Is to bo tho boys' en
pampment under the supervision of
the city Y. M. C. A. This Is tho first
tlmo that provision haa been made ror
tho euro of the boys who attend tho
FOR GAR OF I S E
JAMPING OUTFITS SUBJECT T6
PURE FOOD LAWS.
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
Charges against thirty-one of the
counties of the state, amountinc to a
total of $96,084, for the board and cure
at Insane patients for several years
prior to 1891, aro valid and collectable
by the state, according to the onlnlonl
furnished Auditor Howard by Attor
ney General Martin. Tho counties on
tho auditor's list that owo the stato
aro as follows, with the amount of
their indebtedness: Adams, $1,939;
Boono, $5,772; Box Butte, $2,003; Burt,
$4,724; Butler, $5,C83; Cedar, $461;
Colfax, $4,584: Dakota. J1.828: Dawes.
$1,061; Gage, $3,925; Greeley, $874;
Hayes, $1,007; Holt, $3,414; JohnBon,
$12,466; Keith, $1,757; Lincoln, $5,698;
Logan, $946; Madison, $7,007; Nem
aha, $1,238; Nuckolls, $282; Pawnee,
$3,278; Pierce, $2,842; Polk, $235;
Richardson, $4,563; Sarpy, $257; Saun
ders, $10,835; Scotts Bluff, $381; Stan
ton, $2,213; Thomas, $25; Wayne,
$724; Webster, $7,337. Total, $96,084.
If tho counties do not decide, to liti
gate the matter, thoso in debt to tho
stato will probably make levies noxt
year to provide tho money, although
some, where the sum Is very small,
may pay it out of their respective gen
oral funds. If they do not nay the au
ditor will bring suit.
Unsanitary Food at Cooking Camp.
Camping outfits where meals are
served for money are subject to tho
provisions of the pure food laws, ac
cording to action just taken by Food
Commissioner Harman. Following
complaint made by a number of tho
boarders at tho Ashland bridge cook
shack, an Inspector was sent to that
place. The report received by the
state official verifies all that reached
hlc ears previously and he will likely
take legal steps In the matter. Cans
of fruit were said to havo been pur
chased with full knowledge that tlyj
products- therein were unflt for use.
Tho meat is said to have been in a
bad condition and wholly unflt for
table upe. The waste disposal of the
camp, and the refrigerator, where tho
perishable food was kept between the
meals, were also found by the Inspect
or to be highly unsanitary. Orders
of condemnation were Issued and a
considerable amount of food was de
stroyed In the presence of the in
spector. Two Days for Work on Roads.
"You bet I'll got down and dc
some work on the roads," said Gover
nor Morehead ns ho breathed In
mighty gasps of cool, fresh air at the
executive office and explained to news
paper men his intention to call a
two days roadfest for the Btate dur
ing the lattor part of September. "1
was meant for a road supervisor, any
way, Instead of a governor," he con
tinued. "I am right at home there
There's real Joy In getting out and
working the roads and knowing that
all tho people who travel over them
will get tho benefit of your work. Tho
subject Is of great Importance to tho
people- of this state and I think that
the half dozen men who were advocat
ing good roads a few years ago havo
Increased their number to many thous
and. As soon as I have talked the
matter over with a number of the
leading good roads mon I will set
asldo two days when Nebraskans will
get busy on their highways."
Will Test Lubricating Oil.
Tests are to be mado by the board
af control on tho various kinds of
lubricating and machine oil used by
tho state Institutions. The samples
will bo submitted to the stato chemist
and specifications mado for the next
quarterly lotting of contracts for sup
plies will bo based on his roport. Sim
ilar tests wero made a year ago by
Land Commissioner Cowles, and It
was found that sevoral brands of oil
then being usai did not measure up to
specifications. A saving of several
hundred dollars was mado In six
months through utilization of the fig
ures gained from the state chemist's
record of the tests.
Filings made with the secretary ot
state show that tho Northwestern road
will ncqulre four switch engines, 2,000
gondola cars, and 2,005 box cars in the
equipment to bo purchased from the
proceeds of tho $10,000,000 bond lssuo
recently approved by tho railway com
mission of Ncbrnska and othor states
in which the roud oporutes.
Tho state board of control has let
the contract for tho building of the
Industrial and amusement hall at the
state hospital for tho Insane at Lin
coln. Governor Morehead has received a
letter from Governor R. L. Metcalfe
of the canal zone asking for a picture
of tho Nebraska executive. This, ac
cording to tho communication, will be
placed on tho walls of the "Nebras
ka" room in tho governor's mansion nt
Ancon and will form a part of the
Comhusker exhibit that will bo gath
Bookkeeper W. M. Wilson of tho
stato penitentiary haB hnnded In his
resignation to Warden Fonton to tako
effect the early part of September.
NEWS FROM STATE HOUSE
The first remittance received by th
Itate treasurer from a county In manr
a long day has Just arrived from1
County Treasurer Uro or Douglas. Tho.
present amounted to $12,000, enough to
make the officials' eyes sparkle with,
delight as they saw the size of the remittance.
Val Kuska of McCook, who has been
a Judgo of arm products nt tho state
fair for many years past, has Just
cabled Secretary Mellor from Prague,.
Bohemia, that he will not be ablo to
got here In time for the fair, and that
for tho first time since It became a
regular institution nt Lincoln he will
have to pass k up.
3pare time of tho railway commis
sion's staff of rate experts is being
taken in preparing for tho reductloa
hearings which aro to begin early In
Octobor. Data showing class rates on.
Intrastate business is being gathered,
from lova, Kansas and other adjoin
ing states and figures reflecting the
business done In Nebraska at all. sta
tions on every railroad aro being col
lected for the statistical branch of
The big telescope which the univer
sity has been building during the past
seven or eight years, will remain la
Its present unfinished condition for a
year or so more. That was tho state
ment of Professor G. D. Sweezey or
the astronomy department. Tho ap
propriation of the last leglsra"ture
which will not become available for
two years, Is the cause of holding
back work on the big Instrument
said tho professor.
BoyB from moro than fifty counties,
have filed their names with Secretary
Mellor of the stato board of agricul
ture as applicants for places at the
boys camp, to be held this year for
the first time at the state fair. Un
dor the rules two boys between 16 and
21 years of age from each county will
bo admitted to the camp. Tho affair
will be In charge of a commission
headed by Governor Morehead, Ad
jutant General Hall and members of
the agricultural board.
Captain Craig of the Wymore Ne
braska national guard company haB
been selected by Colonel Paul of tho
Fifth regiment as tho commander
which made the best showing in his
regiment during tho late manouvers
nnd encampment. In consequence
Captain Craig has been detailed to
duty here during state fair week a3
officer of the day in tho police activi
ties which national guardsmen will
perform at tho state fair grounds.
"During the past ten years $1,114,
000,000 has been added to the wealth
of tho farm lands of Nebraska with
out the farmers putting forth a single
effort," says Frank Edgertcn, assis
tant attorney general. Ho Bays the
Increased Increment has come by In
crease of population and the scarcity
of tillable lands. Crops and livestock
have Increased two billion dollars In
the past ten years, and out of this the
farmers have put aside but about $150
Adjutant General Hall has secured
governmental permission for the us
of the government's rifle range at
Plattsmouth for the "state shoot" ot
the Nebraska national guards. The
shoot will be held October 6 to 11.
Goneral Hall 1c planning to make tho
shoot this year more representative ofi
the rank and file of tho national guard
than it has been in the past. Each of
tho companies will have a team of two
men from the ranks, chosen In selec
tive shoots held this summer.
Insuranco affairs of this state aro
passing through a critical period and
even men connected for a llfetimo
with tho business hesitate to forecast
what tho end will bo or how sever
will be the final result. The compre
hensive Insurance act passed at the
late legislative session Is now in ef
fect, but must survive tho ordeal of
vigorous litigation before its right to
remain authoritative can be estab
lished. The aglta"tlon incident to tho
passage of tho now law, tho later at
tempts of Insurance companies to nul
lify it and finally tho battle for control
or the Insurance department, provided
for in the measure, havo disturbed
general insuranco affairs as they have
not been disturbed In years past. ,
Tho first concerted atempt of npplo
shippers of southeastern Nebraska to
secure moro Just and cqultnblo intra
state rates on tholr product came to a:
conclusion Wednesday after an nbnn
dance of testimony bad been taken by
tho railway commission and arter ralli
road attorneys had mado numerous ef
forts to discount tho growers' position.
Tho Thayer county agricultural soci
ety will hold Its first annual fair at
Deshler, September 10," 11 and 12.,
There are now 300 members froim
every part of tho county.
The labor commissioner has report
ed that 1,160 manuracturlng plants In'
tho state employed 20,701 people In
1912, and had $57,433,011 tied up In.
tho business. Tho coBt of the mater
ials utilized by tho companies aggro
gated $133,531,251. Wages paid to em
ployes totaled $15,C21.304.
Lincoln. First Lieutenant W. E.)
Sanford and Joseph V. Johnston,
havo been assigned to the staff of
Adjutant Genernl Hall, acordlng tot
orders announced. Both officers are
members of the reservo militia. i
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