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THE NORTH PLATTE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD
INTELLIGENCE HERE GATHERED
COVERS WIDE AREA.
GREATER OR LESSER IMPORT
Includes What It Going On at Wash
InQton and In Other 8cctlons of
Labor forces pressing congress for
nn Inquiry into tlio Michigan nnd Col
orado strikes have- renewed their ac
tivities, claiming that tho establish
ment of martini law in clthor state
threatened conditions as serious as
that which recently obtained in West
A natlon-wldo crusade against
"Cheats and Chcapeners of Food Pro
ducts" waB launched at Washington
at an address by Dr. Carl Alsborg,
chief of tho bureau of chemistry, De
partment of Agriculture, beforo tho
woman's department of tho National
Tho historic old painting, "Tlio
Signing of tho Emancipation Procla
mation," commemorating President
Lincoln's action In 1862, which for
years has been ono of tho show fea
tures of tho capltol, has been temp
orarily put out of sight. It Is undor
going a nice, clean bath, tho first In
Just $979,948,000 was expended last
year in construction by tho seven na
val powers of tho wolrd, tho United
Btntos standing second In tho list with
appropriations of $140,800,013. Great
Britain spent $23713,489, whllo Ger
many was not far behind tho United
States with an expenditure of $111,
270,025. Japan took last place having
ipent but $48,105,151.
Representative MacDonald of Mich
igan has returned from tho Calumet
etrlko region nnd announced that ho
would ask for another hearing before
tho house committee on rules, In
ordor to press his resolution for a
congressional Investigation of affairs
there. Mr. MncDonald described tho
conditions as warranting immediate
action by congress.
Salo of a billion feet of tltnbor
from tho Kalhab national forest In
northern Arizona, with nuthorlty for
construction by tho purchasers of 200
miles of railroad through ono of tho
rlchost sections of tho west, has been
approved by Secretary Houston of
tho department of agriculture, lllds
will bo received up to tho mlddlo of
Juno this year; then throo years will
bo allowed tlio contractors for build
ing tiro railway. Tito timber will bo
cut gradually over a period of twenty
Tho gross value of tho estate of tho
lato Colonel John Jncoh Astor, ono
of tho victims of tho Titanic disaster,
A Byndlonlo of flvo St. Louis banks
will tako $500,000 of an Issuo of $1,
500,000 receiver cortlllcatcs of tho St.
Louis & San Francisco railroad.
Woman suffrngo Is not to bo en.
dorscd or even considered by tho Wo
men's National Democratla lenguo at
its nnnual convention in Washington,
At 10 cents a drink our liquor bill
figures $859,800,000 for tho year. And
tho vnluo of all tho broad umdo in
tho bakeries of tho country was but
Tho public scrvllo commission's or
der giving cousont to tlio lssuo by tho
Now York, Now Haven & Hnrtford
llallrond company of $07,700,000 of
convqrtlblo debouturo bonds was an
nulled by tho supremo court.
Twonty-four hours after ho had
asked for u meal and u pluco to sluop,
J. T. Howell, giving his address as
'Council Bluffs la., received a tele
gram informing htm that an undo In
Now York bad died and that ho had
fallen heir to moro than $50,000.
Glanders, a disease peculiar to
horses, caused tho death of Andrew
M. Janson, aged twonty-slx, an assist
ant In tho bactorlologlcal department
of the Ohio stnto .university. Ho was
Infected by glanders bacillus while
working In tho laboratory and was 111
General Joso Mnncllln, ono of tho
most prominent commaudors of the
Mexican federal army, has deserted
and crossod over to tho American
eldo from OJlnaga, Mox and is held
by tho Unltod States border control.
Flro, starting in tho basement of
tho Harvey houso at Gallup, N. M.,
consumed that building, tho Santa Fo
ral'way depot and freight houso and
for a tlmo threatened tho destruction
of adjoining property In tho business
district. Tho loss is estimated at $50,-
Jnmos M. Lynch, recently appointed
New York state commissioner, of In
"bcr. let Albany for Indianapolis, to
eoviv his connection with tho Interna
tional Typographical union as Its
Thoro nro 483 iron mines in this
country, employing (75,170 persons.
Philadelphia surgeons havo success
fully opened tho skull of a boy and re
moved a blood clot from his brain.
Madison, Wis., dorlves revonucs of
over $3,000,000 a year from Unlver
slty of Wisconsin students. There nro
about 5,000 regular scsslonors.
In 1900 thore wero sixty-two bcel
cattlo In tho United States for each
100 persons of population; now there
nro thirty-seven cattlo to ench 100
Androw Carnegie recontly reduced
Ills fortuno by $10,000,000 In making
a gift of that amount to tho Carneglo
United Kingdom Trust In Dumferllnc,
During 1913 tho people of Missouri
consumed approximately 78,400,000 gal
lons of beer, equal to 23.8 gallons for
evory man, woman and child in the
Tho largest applo treo In Now York
stato is said to bo one standing near
tho, town of Wilson. It was planted
In tho year 1815, and It Is on record
that It onco yielded thlrty-threo full
barrels of apples In a season.
Plans for tho government to buy tho
Dull Hun battlefield and mako of it a
national park nro endorsed In a report
by a board of army officers to secre
tary Garrison. Hotter care for tho
monuments now thcro Is recom
mended. As residuary legateo under Miss
Kllzn Andrews will, which was pro
bated in Haltlmore, Cardlnnl Gibbons,
may rccolvo between $200,000 and
$300,000. Tho cardinal said tho monoy
would bo used for Catholic education
Ono of two women passengors car
ried recently by Glenn Martin, an
aviator, at Los Angeles stepped from
his machine when It was 850 feet In
air. Sho roached tho ground safely,
and demonstrated, to Martin's satis
faction, the practicability of an aerial
What is said to bo tho record com
pensation for injury in Now York was
given Bruce Shanks, a mechanic,
when a supremo court Jury awarded
him $40,000 for tho loss of his arms
whUo employed In tho Kingslnnd, N.
J., shop of the Dolnware, Lackawannn
& Western railroad.
Tho releaso on ball of Harry K.
Thaw would not menaco public safety,
la tho opinion expressed by two of his
custodians nt a public hearing beforo
tho commission appointed by the fed
eral court to pass on tho matter of
Thaw's mental condition aud Its re
lation to his liberation under bonds.
Tho retrial of Hans Schmidt for tlu
murder of Anna Aumul'.or has been
postponed. Tho postponement was
granted nt tho request of Schmidt's
counsel to onablo tlio prisoner's father
and sister, who wont back to Ger
many after tho first trial to return. It
wns said Schmidt's mother would ac-
"Tho next baseball country will be
Franco," said A. G. Spauldlng, who
has JiiBt returned from Europe. "The
French took up boxing with enthu
siasm and they aro gottlng into our
national gamo. When they havo been
taught its delights thero Is no doubt
that Franco will bo second in base
ball only to tho Americans."
Violent oarthquakes -caused great
dnmago to property lu the Greek pro
vinces of Ells and Poloponncsus.
It cost Italy $191,400,000 to acquire
Tripoli, a country which, according to
all acounts, Is, with the exception of
tho desert of Sahara, tho least desir
able part of Africa.
Ono hundred nnd fifty mounted po
lice aro patrollng Hoglma, in antici
pation of a possible outbreak of un
employed mon who threatened to
burn tho city If work wero not provid
ed for tho. Women and chlldron were
ordered to remain oft tho strcots.
A variation of the usual dynnmttlng
Incident Is reported from Agua Call
onto. Tho rebels captured a train at
Esplrltu Santo. While It wns ap
proachlng La Honda, anothor party ol
rebels, believing that the train carried
federals, exploded a mine. Tho train
was blown up and olghty men wero
killed or lnjurod.
Flvo English Alpinists, Including a
girl and a boy, wore found almost froz
en In a biiow hut near tho summit of
tho Dolo, ono of tho highest peaks of
tho SwIsb Jura. They had attempted
to climb tho mountain on skis and
wero ovortakon by a blizzard. Tho
condition of tho tourists wns sorlous,
but they probably will recover.
Josoph Chamberlain, the vonernblo
British statesman, lias decloed to ro
tiro from parliament at tho next gen
eral election. Ho hns sorved continu
ously as a mombor of tho houso of
commons since 1876,
Labor unions In London havo under
consideration n project to build a $1,
000,000 structure to servo as Ihe gen
eral hcadquartors of tholr organiza
tions. It is proposed to include in tho
building a club, office accommodations
for fifty unions, a Jnrgo hall and store-room.
MANY HARD PROBLEMS FACING
ANTI-TRUST BILLS ARE FIRST
These, With Rural Credits and Labor
Investigations, Constitute a
Washington. Congress has started
upon tlio second stage of tho long
session with tho calendars of both
houses crowded with legislation of
far-reaching character. Refreshed by
nearly three weeks' vacation, tho first
complete relaxation slnco President
Wilson convened tho special tariff
currency session last April, senators
and representatives have returned to
Washington keenly Interested in the
prospective developments of tho next
Regulation of tho trusts through
further corrective and prohibitory leg
islation will hold much of the atten
tion of both houses, but other sub
jects aro to share tho legislative
arena with the corporation measures.
Tho first of tho trust bills to bear any
official status aro expected to appear
during the present week, and tho en
dorsement of tho democratic mem
bership of the house judiciary com
mittee; and their Bcopo and terms
probably will reflect closa'.y tho
views of President Wilson and Attor
ney 'General McReynolds.
Tho president reached Washing
ton Tuesday with a draft of his mes.
sago to congress upon trust legisla
tion. Tills will bo gono over at con
ferences between the president and
anti-trust bill framers of houso and
senate before being submitted to con
gress. The general character of tho
anti-trust bills prepared by Chairman
Clayton nnd his associates of the
house committee already has been
publicly outlined; and their provis
ions' aro in accord with the Ideas of
the democratic leaders. .
Seek Safety In U. S.
Presidio, Tex. Twonty-eight hun
dred Mexican federal soldiers, six gon
Brals, 300,000 rounds of ammultlon,
two cannons, four largo field pieces,
and 1,500 civilian refugees aro In the
custody of tho United States army
border patrol as the result of the fed
eral nnny's evacuation of OJlnaga,
Mex., Its flight to American territory
and tho occupation of tho Mexican vll
lago by General Francisco Villa's re
bels. Tho distress of tho refugees 1b
Intense. They havo scant food and no
shelter;- Men, women, children, dogs,
shickenB and cattle aro packed to
gether in a spaco covering several
acres. About them aro scattered all
th wrack and turmoil which thoy
brought In fieeing from tho OJlnaga
battle. Urgent requests for tho im
medlto removal of tho soldiers and re
fugees to somo other place wero sent
by Mnjor McNameo to tho war depart
ment through Brigadier General Bliss.
Deportation Is Denounced.
Denver, Colo. Resolutions wero
adopted by the Denver trades as
sobly condemning tho deportation of
"Mother" Jonc3 and telegrams wero
sont to Colorado representatives and
senators In congress supporting tho
demand for a congressional Investiga
tion of the Colorado strike. In her
speech "Mother" Jones declared that
tho governor did not own tho stato
and that sho would return to Trinidad
tho latter part of next week In splto
cf tho military nuthorltlds.
$55,000,000 Worth of Bullion.
Fort Dodge, la. Approximately
$55,000,000 worth of gold bullion
passed through Fort Dodge In an Illi
nois Contrnl train mado up of stool
baggago cars, bound from tho west to
Chicago and Now York. Tho shipment
was consigned as "silk" from tho Ori
ent. Transportation charges wero $16,
500 for tlio oloven cars.
Dies From Poisonous Gases.
Donvor, Colo. E. E. Shumway, 51
president and genoral mnnagor of tho
Rocky Mountain Fuol company, died
from tho effects of poisonous gasos
inhaled In rescuo work which result,
sd from tho oxploslon In tho Vulcan
mlno nt Now Caatle, Colo., Docember
17 last. Ho canio hero from Nebraska.
Los Angeles, Cal. Finished lumber,
dry kilns and sheds valued at $250,000
wero destroyed In a firo of unknown
origin in tie yards of tho E. K. Wood
Lumber company hero. Six firemen
wore- ovorcomo by smoke.
Agd FuedlEt Fatally Burned.
Plkovl'.lo, Ky. Randall McCoy, who
was a loader In tho McCoy-Hntllold
fued thirty years ago, foil into an open
flroplaco hero and before ho could bo
removed win fatally burned.
Must Catch Up With Europe.
,, Washington. "It is tlmo to Jump
right In and catch up with tho Eu
ropean nations In noronautcs," saya
Rear Admiral Hlut. chief of tho navi
gation bureau of tho navp, In a rocom.
mondation Just submitted to tho
houso committee on naval affairs.
Norway May Be Represented.
Christina. The Government has re
solved to request the storthing to
vote tlio necessary funds to sond n
warship to represent Norway at tlio
opening of tho Panama canal.
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA
Tecumsch has a flourishing troop of
Falrbury is soon to have a modern
County assessors of tho state will
ncet at Lincoln, Janunry 20.
Two deaths occurred from tho dlph
(horla epidemic at Wymoro.
Flattsmouth Elks will lay the cor
lerBtonc of their new homo next
A stock company to build a farmers'
levator has been organized at Gar
rison. Tho office of the Firth Graphic was
'entirely destroyed by fire Sunday
A branch of the woman's suffrage
association has been organized at
A largo hog cholera serum plant la
to bo installed at Shelton in the near
Isaac Smith, a farmer, 80 years old,
icar Elmwood, dropped dead with
Tho new city hall at Havclock was
dedicated with appropriate ceremonies
A Kenesaw man last week sold flfty--wo
head of mules for over $12,500
nearly $250 each.
The local supply of corn at Shelton
Is so short that feeders are shipping
It from elsewhere.
Clay Harry has bought the Central
City Nofiparlel and will change its
politics to democratic.
Hastings baseball fans will try to
raise a $4,000 fund for tho promotion
of the game next summer.
The general store of Martin &. Tool
it Murdock was destroyed by fire, orig
inating from a defective flue.
The postofilce at Cortland was par
ilally destroyed by fire last week, a
lot of mall matter being lost.
Mrs. Mary Wlldman, said to have
been tho oldestrJaoman In York coun
ty, Is dead at tho age of 9C.
A big black cat proved to be the
burglar that a Lincoln man thought
ho had locked up In the cellar.
At tho Home Cured Meat show at
Lincoln a total of $90 will be offeree
as pvizes for home cured meats.
Telephono and electric light wires
and poles are being removed from tho
streets at'Tccumseh nnd replaced In
Flndley Howard, son of Edgnr How.
ard of Columbus, hns gone to Colon,
where ho has accepted a governmenl
Josephine M. Lyons of Omaha was
seriously injured when a railroad train
hit the buggy in which she was riding
The Fremont city council has passed
a cnicken ordinance requiring that
fowls be kept In pens for ten months
of the year.
Ed. Mockett, a Lincoln bowler, ran
up a score of 279 In a recent con
test; a record that has not been
mado for ,many years.
Chicken thieves again are in evi
dence in tho vicinity of Tecumseh,
several farmers having reported the
robbing of their henneries.
Housewives of Lincoln will be ap
pealed to by the Lancaster county
gardeners to aid them in their efforts
to secure a city market.
Owing to lnck of employment, many
Hastings residents have run behind
with their water and light bills and
have been shut off by the city.
A wolf hunt near Ohlowa resulted In
the death of ono unwary wolf. Others
wore sighted by the hunters but
nimbly dodged all shots fired at them.
An unknown man threw himself in
front of a Burlington train neai
Palmyra and was badly mangled
Thero was nothing on his person tc
reveal his Identity.
B. F. Norvnl has been appointed act
Ing county judge by tho county board
at Soward to fill the office during
Judge H. N. Coleman's absence In
California this winter.
Tho Rev. Thomas Shlpherd, D.D., oi
the First Congregational church at
Lincoln, has been Invited to accep
tho pastorato of Plymouth Congrega
tlonal church nt Milwaukee, Wis.
Burglars and potty thieves are mak
ing life a burden to tho inhabitants of
William Hayward, born and reared
In Nebraska City, and former county
Judge, hns recently been nppolnted as
sistant district nttorney of New York
Tho first rural high school In Dodge
county has just been opened. While
tho school has public support and
has been supervised by County Super
lntendent John Matzen In its Inltla
Mon, It is a private affair. Novertho
less. It will be conducted along ltnee
of the public schools of the county.
The construction of tho four-story
Y. M. C. A. building at Grand Islnnd
Is being pushed and the structure
will probably be ready for occupancy
In the spring.
E. W. Mason of Falrbury, ono of tho
oldost Hock Island engineers on tho
Nebraska division, having been In ser
vlco since 1888, has been retired by
Mio management on a pension.
A "boy farm" project Is about to be
started by tho Rt. Rev. Georgo Allen
Beecher, bishop of western Nebras
ka, In connection with tho Kearney
MVllltnry academy, of which he is
Harry Merrlmnn. mnnnger of tho
Brunswick 'hotel at Omaha, suc
cumbed at St. Joseph's hospital from
Injuries ho received when ho fell from
a window In tho hotel.
. While playing on the stairway of
the Elks lodge nt Plattsmouth, Earl
Cassity. a llttlo boy, fell to tho ground
bolow, bronklng'nn nrm nnd receiving
oihor sorloua bruises.
C. J. Mllos of Hastings was select
ed at Koarnoy to lead tho Stato Base
ball Leaguo association the coming
year, defoatlng Kearney, York and
Columbus candidates, after three bal
lots had boen taken.
rO INSPECT THE
ORGANIZED AGRICULTURE AT
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
Lieutenant W. C. Stoll's dates for
rlslttng the different organizations of
the Nebraska national guard In hlsr
capacity ns inspector-Instructor, as
signed to this state, have been fixed
by an order of tho war department,
Nebraska City, January 20, 1914;
Auburn; January 21, 1914; Beatrice,
January 22, 1914; Wymore, Januarj
23, 1914; Brunlng, January 24, 1914;
Davenport, January 20, 1914; Fairfield,
January 27, 1914; Hastings, January
28, 1914; Blue Hill, January 29, 1914;
Holdrege, January 30, 1914; Alma,
January 31, 1914; Beaver City, Feb
ruary 2, 1914; Kearney, February 4,
1914; Broken Bow, February 5, 1914;
St. Paul, February 9, 1914; Ord, Feb
ruary 10, 1914; York, February 11,
19,14; Osceola, February 12, 1014;
Schuyler, February 16, 1914; Fuller
ton, February 17; Stanton. February
19; all Omaha companies and Fourth
regiment band, nt Omaha, February
20 and 21; Company A, Fourth regl
ment, Lincoln, on February 23, and
state arsenal, Lincoln, on February
24. All Inspections mado by Lieuten
ant Stoll will bo during daylight
hours and will include all federal
property. A few changes have Jjeen
mado in the dates of inspection by Ad
'jutant General Hall, extending the
time beyorid January 20, until Febru
Tho dally program prepared for tho
societies which form organized agricul
ture, which meets In Lincoln beginning
Monday, January 19, Is as follows:
Monday, January 19,
Corn Improvers' association Plant in
dustry building, stato farm, room 110.
Tuesday, January 20.
State board of agriculture Commercial
club rooms, Eleventh und P streets.
State Horticultural society Llndell
Nebraska Horse Breeders' association
Judging pavilion, state farm.
Corn Improvers' association Room 110,
nlant industrv Imililincr. st:it frirni
State Home JSconomlcs association''
Htnto rarm. loom 30G, agricultural hall.
Association of State, County and Dis
trict Fairs Lincoln Commercial club, at
Wednesday, January 21.
State board of ugrlcultuit; Commercial
State Horticultural society Llndell
Stato Dairymen's association Plant In
dustry building, room 110.
Stato Swino Breeders' association
Nebraska Pure Seed Growers' associa
tion Plunt industry building, room 207.
State Bee Keepers' association State
farm, agricultural hall, room 303.
State Home Economics association
State farm, room 306, agricultural hall.
Good Hoads association State farm,
agricultural hall, room 306.
Nebraska Sheep Breeders and Woe
Growers' association State farm, judglti
paclllon, room 203.
Thursday, January 22.
Stato lioitlcultural society Llndell
Stato Llvo Stock Improvers' association
Stato farm, Judging pavilion.
Stato Shorthorn Breeders' association
Agricultural hall, state farm, room 105.
State Hereford Breeders' association
Stato farm, agricultural hall, room 303.
Aberdeen Angus Breeders' association
State farm, agricultural hall, room 304.
Bed Polled Breeders' association State
farm, agricultural hall, room 305.
. Dairy Cattlo Breeders' association
Judging pavilion, state farm, room 203.
Stato Dairymen's association State
farm, plant Industry building, room 110.
Stato Florists' association Stato farm,
plant room 207.
State Homo Economics association
State farm, atrrlc'ultuial hall, room 30G.
Stato Association of Hural School
Patrons State farm, agricultural hall,
Nebraska tax commission State capl
tol, 9 a. in.
Friday, January 23.
State Dairymen's association Stato
farm, plant Industry building, room 110.
Agricultural development commission
of Nebraska Stato farm, agricultural
hall, loom 30C.
Agricultural extension conference
Agricultural hall, room 306.
Nebraska tax commission State capl
tol, 9 u. in.
Monday evening, January 19 Apple,
floral, home cured meat, corn show, at
tlirf city auditorium.
Tuesday evening, January 20 Banquet
of the Nebraska state board of ngrlcul-
turo and tho Nebraska Association of
rftnte, County nnd District Fair manag
ers, at 6:13 at tho Lincoln Commercial
State horticultural banquet, Llndell
hotel at 6:30. Show nt the ulty audi
torium. Moving pictures showing Ne
braska's resources, hotter babies contest
and scenes at the stato fair will be given
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
evenings Show at tho city auditorium.
Friday evening Banquet agricultural
extension conference, Llndell hotel, 6
p. in. i
Refused shelter In the penitentiary,
denied admission to the county poor
farm, not wanted at tho county jail,
and turned oway from tho charity
hendqunrters where he has been stay
ing since his releaso from tho stato
prison, James Durkln, tho crippled
man who declared that living Is easier
and more desirable for him inside
rather than outsldo such Institutions,
is now nn inmate of the Lincoln hos
pital for the Insane. He was taken
thoro following tho verdict of tho in
sanity commissioners that he was suf
fering from mental Ills.
Feeble-Mlnded Institute Report.
Four hundred nnd fifty feeble
minded "children," ranging from 3 to
GO years of age, aro now Inmates of
tho Beatrice school for tho feoblo
minded, according to a report mndo
by Superintendent Fast. In the re
port he tells Governor Morehead:
Tho feeble-minded are easily con
trolled by klndnoss. Men nnd women,
Inmates of this Institution, who nro
mlddle-ngod nnd even aged, aro like
children, and nro easily managed by
kindly suggestion. A certain firmness
Is necessary to maintain discipline,
NEWS FROM JSTATE HOUSE '
Commission form of government for
studentB will be established at Mio
stnto university if plans formulated
Labor Commissioner Pool has mnny
applications on file from men who de
sire to work on farms. Farmers who
need help are Invited by him to tako
advantage of his free employment
Railroads of the state have n mile
age of C.139 miles for the yenr just
closing, according to a report mnde to
tho railway commission by its en
gineoring department. Tho present
valuation Is listed at $35,400 per mile.
Secretary Royce of the state bank
ing board is preparing another assess
ment upon state banks under the pro
visions of tho guarantee law. Tho
assessment will be one-twentieth ol
one per cent, based on average depos
its for tho past six months.
Governor Morehead has appointed
tho following, to appraise lands adja
cent to the state fair grounds: Fred
Cornell of Lincoln, Ole Palm of Lin
coln, Jdhn W. Long of Loup City,
Jacob Wels of Geneva, W. II. Smith of
Seward and E. A, Brown of Friend. .
Kearney county was tho first to
mako final settlement with tho stato
for the transactions of the past year.
It paid to the state $2,198.54. of which
$1,009.70 was for the general fund.
York county was second to settle. It
paid 515.3S9.29, of which $S,514.34 wa3
for the general fund.
Bulletins, leports and publications
of the state beard of agriculture have
been entered as second class matter
by Secretary W. It. Mellor. Tho pub
lications of three state departments
will bo entered under a recent act of
congress. This will result in a savins
of about $3,000 a year in postage.
A number of eastern Nebraska fruit
growers will attend tho Missouri val
ley conference to be held at Columbia,
Mo.. January 12-1G. The Missouri
state board of horticulture is promot
ing the conference and the fruit grow
ers of eastern Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas
and Missouri will be represented.
' Lieutenant William C. Stoll of tho
regular army, who Is instructor for tho
Nebraska national guard, has received
orders to make an Inspection of thd
guard for tho war department. Tho
dates for the Inspection will be desig
nated by -Adjutant General Hall. The
inspection will take placo In January
E. A. Walrath of Osceola, secretary
of the state populist committee, haa
resigned as food, drug, dairy and oil
Inspector and Food Commissioner
Harman has appointed James Murphy
of Table Rock to succeed him. Mr.
Walrath Is the publisher of a news
paper and he found It Impossible to
work for himself and tho state at tho
Tho balance In the state treasury
Increased from $640,401.04 to $675,
519.7Q during the month of December.
The monthly report of State Treasurer
Georgo shows receipts amounting to
$458,073.19 and disbursements amount
ing to $422,954.44. The treasurer haB
$7,642.43 on hand and $6G7,877.3G in
depository banks. The amount of trust
funds ' Invested and drawing Interest
Monthly wages averaging $26.50 per
month aro being earned by paroled
prisoners from tho Nebraska peniten
tiary, and many of them receive in
addition their board and lodging. The
total wages received by all the con
victs on parole in tho last six months
lit 1912 Is reported by Secretary Sha
han of the state prison board at moro
than $4,000. Ninety-one men havo
boen granted paroles during these six
"Lieutenant Colonel Sammons of
tho Fifth regiment Nebraska nntlonal
guard will not be deprived of his mili
tary rank nnd title until he has been
convicted of the offense with which
ho stands charged." That Is the
statement made by General P. L. Hall,
Jr., after commenting on the sudden
arrest of the Kearney man for the
alleged theft of valuable packages
from tho postoffioo of his home town.
If conviction Is had the .proceedings
will bo automatic and the place will
simply bo declared vacant upon orders
Guaranty of state bank deposits Is
receiving much attention at tho hands
of economists just now and many re
quests aro coming to tho Nebraska
stato banking board for Information
on tho effectiveness of tho guaranty
law here. To all tho uniform reply is
being mnde that it Is successfully op
erative, both from lt3 active and
passive sides. Not only is the effect
wholesomo on the bankers who are
identified with state banking interests,
but it hns an effect on depositors
which Is decidedly Invnluable. I
Time-old custom of the state board
of purchase and supplies in buying
shoes that havo to bo thrown Into tho
discard when worn out, will bo shat
tered whon the board of control be
gins its quarterly institutional pur
chasing January 7. Instead of speci
fying long lists of poorly mado and
cheap shoeB, the board has set out In
Its specifications that tho shoos shnll
measuro up to a higher standard, and
shall bo of uuch quality that when
they begin to wenr out or tear thoy
can easily bo mended. The co3t of
cobbling will naturally go up, but the
first cost will decrease appreciably,
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