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PIiATTS3IOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 4. 190!)
VOL. XVI NO. (M
Charters for Cities.
City attorneys from second-class
cities were here to talk over amend
menu in the charters of these cities.
These were C. E. Abbott of Fremont.
W. F. Button of Hastings. A. H. Kldd
of Beatrice and T. H. Pollock of
Plattsmouth. They will probably hold
a series of conferences before it is
time to take up the charter for these
cities and arrive at an agreement
which will be satisfactory to all.
Bryan to Join the Eagle.
William J. ryan will be initiated
into the Order of Eagles here this
week and the local aerie promises to
have a big time over the event. Col.
Johjr J. Ryder, president of the Eagles,
telephoned invitations to all of the
grand officers and he expects some of
them to attend. A banquet will fol
low the initiation.
Deputy Treasurer Resigns.
Henry Lehr, deputy state treasurer,
has resigned. His reslgna'.;a is to
take effect January 7. State Treasur
er L. ti. Brian has appointed his son.
Frank Brain, aged 22. to the vacancy.
Young Mr. Brain has been employed
in the treasurer's office for one year.
THE STATE CAPITAL
"E-haska t::v3 a:o r.oTES.
OF INTEREST TO ALL
REPORT OF HEALTH INSPECTOR
Gives Record of Busy Year, Telling of
Many Trips Made and Much
E Sillick Gets a Pardon. E
Jesse C. Sillick of On: ah a Is a free
man. Governor Sheldon issued a par
don to Sillick. While a convict in the
state prison he escaped some years
ago two months before I he expiration
. of his time. Since his escape be has
; served several years in the army and
. has an honorable discharge.
Pardon Asked for Pumphrey.
Miss Anna Pan of Omaha has a
sweetheart confined in the peniten
tiary and she has asked Governor
Sheldon to pardon him. The man in
the case 's Charles Pumphrey. con
fined for life for the murder of a
Chinaman In Omaha.
State Press Association.
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Nebraska State Press as
sociation it was decided to hold the
next meeting of the association at
Grand Island. February 22. i.3 and 24.
The program has been only partially
Capitol Building Dangerous.
State School Superintendent Me-
Brlen notified Commissioner of Lands
and Buildings Eaton that he regarded
the east wing cf the state capitol
building criminally dangerous, and tha
it would be a menace lo safety to per
mlt the coming inaugural ball to be
held in the hall of the house of repre
sentatives, which is located in the east
whig. The board of public lands and
buildings accordingly will not permit
the ball to be held there and it will
probably be in the senate hall or some
other safe piece.
mm Time Tal)le
TRAIN'S GOINfc EAST
No. 20 racifle Junction 2:65 p. m
Na. Z Local Express, to Iowa points. Chi-
, caco and the east...... G.-03 p. m
No. 4 Uncoil! to Pacific Junction, con
necting: with points north, east
and south (Ex. pt Sunday) 9:54 a. m
No. 26 From Omaha 3:66 p. m.
No. 8Q Freight to Tactile Junction 4:15 p. m
No. 6 Through veatihule express 88 a. m.
So. 14 From Omaha 9:30 p. m
TRAILS GOING WEST
No. 19 Local express, daily. Omaha. Lin
coln. Wray. Cot. and intermediate
stations..:.: 1 8 0S a. m.
Fast mail. Omaha and Lincoln
(Except Sunday) 12:23 p. m.
No. S3 Loral express. Louisville. Ashland
Wahooand Schuyler. ., 8:30 p. m
Na. 29 Local ' freight. Cedar Crek
Louisville and South Bend . 7:10 a. n
"Daily, exeept Sunday.
State Health Report.
Dr. W. H. Wilson. Inspector for the
state board of health, has filed an an-
nual report for the year ending No
vember 24. 1908. containing an Item
ized list of expenditures and trips
made to various parts of the state. He
made sixty-three trips, some of them
to the extreme northwestern and
western parts of the state. He spent
$260.30 for railroad fare. The total
exDense. including his salary of
$1,800 a year, was $2,174.58.
An appropriation of $10,000 was
made by the last legislature for the
state board of health. Of that amount
$6,400 was- appropriated by the board
for the expense of collecting vital
statistics, offlce furniture and travel
ing expenses of one inspector. In ad
dition to the sixty-three trips made, a
large number of contagious disease
disputes were settled by telephone
and by letter.
In his report Dr. Wilson says:
"Mancalls have come in from over
the state for assistance In the matter
of improving sanitary conditions, im
pure water, etc. Most of such calls
had to be declined from lack of funds
for traveling expenses, also from lack
of Jurisdiction in such cases. How
ever, advisory letters were sent out
in each Instance and iu this way fre
quently improved the situatiou. In my
opinion, if the powers of the board
were enlarged and the expense fun4
more liberal, the Inspector might ma
terially assist in bettering the' sani
tary and health conditions of the
Dr. .Wilson believes the state board
of health ought to have Jurisdiction
under the control of local boards o
health. Forty-four of the sixty-three
calls were for the investigation of
small pnx cases.
TKAIN.S GOINU NORTH.
No. 103 Omaha Express
No. 103 Nebraska SUil
No. 103 Local Freight
TRAINS C.OINC. SOl'TII.
, No. 104
.5.27 a. m.
.5 p. m.
.2-.0-J p. m.
. 9:45 a. m.
12:0:5 a. m-
Freight 9:45 a. m
, ' X Commencing with
: W. 2 I will give i
per cent off on
T a!l trimmed hats.
Statement of Bryan Volunteers.
Members of the Bryan Volunteers
are receiving a pamphlet containing
a complete financial statement of the
officers of the organization. The
statement shows a complete list of
the membership who b v- nald all or
a part of the $10 pledged, arranged
by counties. There is also an item
lzed list of expenditures.
The statement shows that a total
of $12,026.15 was collected by the
organization, $11,468 having been paid
by members. aud $560.15 having been
received from miscellaneous sources
which are shown. A total of $11,421.80
has been paid out. In addition there
are outstanding bills for nearly $225.
The books show a balance of $614.35,
but the actual balance on hand is
$55. 35. This Is explained by the
fart that in the excitement of the
state convention $45 more was booked
than was received and a similar mis
take, amounting to $10. was made at
the lienver convention.
Senator Volpp Has a Bill.
Fred Volpp, senator from the Tenth
district, has prepared a bill for the
organization and control of banks
and the protection of depositors." Mr.
Volpp has sent out copies of the pro
posed bill and be will offer it at the
first session of the senate.
Discussing the proposed measure its
author gave the following features as
n his opinion of special importance:
The law follows the general lines
of our present law. thus avoiding con
"The changes that have been made
are In the direction of more rigid reg
ulation and control.
"The hill provides for payment to
depositors of failed hank within
"The bill provides for 'depositors'
protective fund' and nowhere Is the
word 'guaranteed' used.
"There is very little question of the
constitutionality of the various meas
ures. We force no bank, state or na
tional. -Into the protective system, and
we keep none in longer than they wish
"I bvlieve that a thorough Inspection
and a rigid control of the banks under
the plan 1 outline will prevent fail-Lbi
ot Greater cr Lesser
tance Over the State.
All- over Nebraska in the latter
days of the old year. cuplJ was unus
Ponca's Presbyter' an Sunday school,
an Christmas day made a present of
$57 to the foreign mission fund.
No less than seven business houses
In the main part of Fremont were en
tered by burglars in one night. They
appeared to be after money rather
than goods, and did not get rich for
Becoming- despondent because of 111
health. Arthur' Kloepper. t e 20-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kloep
per. living two miles southwest of
Clatonla, committed suicide by shooting.
Sheriff Kasper of Colfax county,
armed with requisition papers, went
to Des Moines to bring back to Ne
braska one Donahue, who was charged
with obtaining money under false pre
tenses at Schuyler.
At Webster City, wriile hurrying
over a railroad crossing, Mrs. R. A.
Carrlngton was struck by an incoming
Northwestern train. She was hurled
fifty feet and received Injuries which
will prove fatal.
The residence of Mrs. Nicholas Wel-
llngsteln. about six nines from Ponca.
was burned. The only son who is liv.
ing at home was attending a dunce at
the opera house when he learned of
the Are. The loss is estimated at
$5,000 and was well Insured.
Rev. Mr. Guy, who has been pastor
of the Presrbyterfau churches at Blue
Hill and at Ong, dividing his time be
tween these two appointments, has
resigned his pastorate and will leave
for the west soon to make his home.
Charles Sauis. until recently em
ployed as farmer at the Feeble Minded
institute, was in Heatn'ce looking for
his wife, who has mysteriously-" dis
appeared. The cot! pie had trouble
soul when Sams returned home from
work he found hi wife gone.
Cainbdeu Oarlow. a young man liv
ing in David City, while riding a frac
tious horse in front of Hall's livery
barn in that city, was thrown off and
severely injured. He struck on hi
head, and an examination disclosed
that he had fractured hi skull
Judge H. D. Travis of Plattsmouth
ha named the following dates for
holding district court In the Second
Judicial district, for the ensuing year:
Piattffnkoiith, January 18 and 25. May
17 and November 18: in Nebraska
City. March 1 and S. June 14 and Sep
tember 20 and 27.
Because of the overcrowded condi
tion of the Hastings High school build
ing a movement will soon be started to
secure a bond issue for an extension
to the present structure. In the four
years that the high school has occu
pied its present building the enroll
ment has Increased S6 per cent
Allen Hickman, a young man living
near Seward was accidentally shot
while out hunting. His wounds, while
painful, are not dangerous. A gun in
the hands of Arthur Wietman, a com
panion, was accidentally discharged.
a bullet striking him dlcetly over the
Frank K. Huxtabie of Broken Bow,
well known throughout Custer county.
made ait attempt to kill himself, pre
sumably by swallowing an overdose
of chloroform or morphine. Hux
table had been trying for a reconcilli
ation with his wife, from whom he was
separated, and it is alleged that a
failure to effect this was the cause of
A social function of more than or
dinary interest was held in Omaha
when waa effected the organization of
the Nebraska Society of the United
States Daughters of 1812. the first or
ganization of a state society under
the auspices of the national society of
this order, aud of which Mrs. Herbert
Ellsworth Gates is the state president.
An agricultural and good roads
meeting of great Importance was held
at the court nous fn Tecumseh. the
attendance being good. The meetings
which are being held in-each county
of the first district are under the aus
pices of Cotigreaaman K. 31. Pollard.
George L. Cooley of the national in
terior department spoke intelligently
upon the subject f good roads and
made some pertirwnt suggestions.
Colonel Cupid played havoc with
schoolmarms around about the. holi
days, end - as a consequence Buffalo
county needs just an even dozen to
replace thtse who have married or
who have signified their Intentions of
getting married. This Information
conveyed " att j 1 ' ' '"t Mc-
1 CDflDEfJSED 1
teat Ererts Here cd Tkere
Cabinet officers are submitting to
President Roosevelt their reports in
answer to the Aldricn resolution as to
the secret service and it is considered
pobable the president will have ready
to submit to the appropriation commit
tee of the senate all these reports
soon afer the re-assembling of con
gress. It is the president's intention
to act promptly in this matter.
At the request of Senator Brown
the library at Madison. Neb., has been
placed on the list to receive such pub
lications as are available for public
schools and college libraries.
Senator Burkett had a conference
with the War department officials re
garding a bill for enlargement of the
signal corps pst at Fort Omaha. The
bill has a good chance of becoming a
A large number of conventions of
agricultural and similar bodies are to
be held in Lincoln. Neb.. In January.
The Eastern Illinois road has
The proposed Irish purchase land
law has been abandoned because the
British Parliament had no time to
Eruption of Mount Etna has added
to the terror caused by earthquake in
An earthquake at Virginia City,
Mont., put the electric light plant out
The foot and mouth disease among
New York cattle 13 thought to be com
asked shippers to co-operate in main
taining a popular tariff.
President Roosevelt says the family
home is the best place to care for
Mr. Roosevelt is not opposed to in
creased salary for presidents.
The New York produce and the
New York cotton exchanges will be
the first ones investigated by the
commission appointed by Governor
Hughes to inquire into the conduct of
the New York exchanges.
President Roosevelt has issued a
statement in which he says he can
not uow interfere in the matter of the
sentence of the labor leaders because
the case is not through the courts.
Prospects are good for a resump
tion of friendly relation bet ween the
United States and Venezuela,
lent of the Mutual Reserve Life In
surance company, is dead from inhal-
ii iiiisiiiifsi ibi nil
HttiMA IN bfiiiir
NEW STATE NORMAL SCHOOL
Wayne College Offers to Sell Out for
The Nebraska norms! mllif. f
NEWS NOTES OF INTERE8T FROM t Wayii offers to H1 to the Mat,, build
.....,. ' lags -and property valued at $ I. Vt .
" "uwo tk.liuni. - .. -iK n vfale normal r-hnoI fur
ALL SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPOH
Dtlni r : i (. Built.
orc.ai, agricultural. - j ture manv of ,h
Icsl and Other Matters Given j members of that
for use as a state normal srtiooi lor a
uon federation of fino.ooo jn hand
! riaid The nronosil ion wil le nresented
to the coming legislature. In the past
wheu plans for a r.fw state 'normal
school have been before the legisla-
hodv took lo the
It is believed Ihe special session of S in his home in New York.
congress for re1 vision of the tariff
may be called immediately after the
inauguration of President Taft.
The revenue feature of the tariff bill
Involves more difficult problems than
cither the protective or other phases
of the tariff revision question. It is
claimed by some that the government
has been deprived of millions or dol
lars of revenue during the operation
of the Dingley tariff because of the
numerous changes made in the bill af
ter it passed tlu' house of representa
tives. These changes were made
principally in tli5 wording of the bill.
rather than in the rates of duty.
' Dr. A. W. Clark', strierintendent of
Child Saving Inst lute. Omaha, has re
ceived and accepted an invitation from
President Roosevelt to attend a con
ference at the White House January
25 for a discussion of the best methods
for succoring dependent children. Dr.
Clark's long experience in this field of
philanthropy will enable him to make
a valuable contribution to the discus
sion. It is now believed that the loss of
life in Italy and Sicily by earthquake
will reach 200,000.
Liparl islands, which were reported
sunk in the sea with their 28,000 inhab
itants, are safe. The earhtquake shock
damaged a few buildings, hut there
was no loss of life. !
Five members of the Smith family j
lauded in the board of aldermen of '
Somerville, Mass., last election day. j
James Corrigan. who has been in
financial struggle with John D. Rocke- j
feller for years, died Saturday, follow- J
ing an operation for appendicitis.
President Castro knows nothing of j
the conditions i:i his honi country. !
China wants the legation at Wash- j
ington raised to an embassy. j
The president may return to his i
first plan of reforming the .navy.
i ne orner or .Mayor jici icnan or i
New York closing moving picture
machines was temporarily suspended
by Justice Gayuor of the supreme
Twelve members of the lower house
of congress have gone to Panama to
familiarize themselves with the dig
ging of Ihe big canal.
A new Pompeii has been unearthed
on the plains of Arizona. It is by far
the most important of the archaelolo
gical discoveries that have yet bpen
made in the United Slates, and prom
ises to enable scientists to throw
some light on the remarkable peoples
who at one time, in a remote antiqui
ty, inhabited the tar southwest.
Many arrests have been made of
Pittsburg councilman for grafting
and more are to follow.
The location in this city of statues
of John Paul Jones and Commodore
Trh n Rnrpv lmfh nf whnm urA hfrald-
Poraker and Taft have ,w l.ndrawn d flg the - :.father Qf ,he Amr,can
navy" by their respective admirers,
will prove a difilcult task for the spe
cial commission charged with that
Germany's black, white and red nag
will fly Tor several days from a local
hotel, which temporarily U the home
of the new German ambassador to the
United States, Count Jouhenn Hein
rlch von Bernstorff, who arrived in
this city from New York last week.
He was accompanied by his wife and
daughter and by several servants.
United States consuls in China re
port that imports are largely In
fluenced by the fluctuations in the
price of silver.
The resignation of President New
man of the New York Central is taken
to indicate Haniman has secured con
trol of that system.
Senor Barrios, the Guatemalan min
ister of foreign affairs, who was
seriously injured in an automobile ac
cident near the Virginia end of the
highway bridge, called at the White
House and will sail for home Decem
The Chinese desire to have their
diplomatic representatives here raised
to the importance of an embassy.
Friendly relations are resumed be
tween the United States and Vene
zuela. President-elect Taft will spend only
about a week in Panama.
Ways and means committee is work
ins on maximum and minimum tariff
Dr. George E. Howard of Nebraska j schedules and will hold daily session
university contends that divorces are until the new bill isniiiJ"?PnFrr
says the position of
from the senatorial field in Ohio
John Harry Dale Smith, who is
accused of murdering Volley Mann
in western Nebraska several months
ago, was arrested at Las Animas, Cor.
State-wide prohibition laws became
effective January 1st in North Caro
lina. Alabama and Mississippi.
General Charles B. Hall. United
States army, retired, and his party.
which included his two daughters.
who were supposed to have been at
Messina during the earthquake, are
all safe in Naples. A cablegram to
this effect was received.
Missouri democrats are beginning
to fear that the result of contests in
the legislature will seat enough re
publicans to elect a senator.
Former State Treasurer Mathues of
Pennsylvania, who was convicted of
conspiracy in connection with state !
capital graft, died of pneumonia.
The death list in the earthquake in
southern Italy may reach 130,000 peo
ple, with a loss of thirty-five cities
in Calabria alone. Scenes of indes
cribable horror are recorded.
President Roosevelt's last New
Year's reception at the White House
was a brilliant affair.
vThe suit ofCount Moni de Castel
lane for custody of his children was
settled in favor of iheir mother, form
erly Miss Anna Gould, of New York.
Daniel Freeman, first homesteader
of the United States, died at Beatrice.
MONEF vOX FARM LOANS.
If TMfa bu ta Jarmts Fans
Lui. tt A nti f Istwsjt. -Writs
HsfV-tU I. SSSZUSCI.
UUn Star Big., Osuhs,
iiifs and that lt.iuay;-hiESBJ22y-year8
befortr-th8CsrgrecTlve fund is ever
called on for a dollar."
Three Guards Disciplined. '
Warden Beanie r bad a case of in
subordination at ' the state peniten
tiary and. as a result three guards
were discharged. They were. Thomas
Kokley, Michael McNeal and Captain
Morgan. According to Warden Beem
er, the three men concluded the days
of the warden were numbered and
proposed to have things their own
'The Convention Season.
Lincoln's convention season will be
gin early in the year. The first one
to take place will be -the Lancaster
county good roads convention on Jan
uary 4. This meeting is to be prac
tically a state affair, as many mem-
! hers of the legislature, officials of dlf
j ferent counties, automobile dealers
, and owners will be present. January
13, 14 and 15, as the dates have been
-previously fixed, the Nebraska. .Inde
pendent Telephone association will
hold its annual session In Lincoln.
Than follow others la Fshnaarjr.
iuugli a. letter from the county
superintendent , asking for an imme
The roundup for the wild animal
which Is nunnlttg at large south of Cal
laway and" ktlllftg stock almost nightly
took place as scheduled. Although
about ISO men and. boys with guns and
dogs took part in Hve roundup, nothing
was seen of the anftnal. A large num
ber of otxyotes were caught . in the
circle, bat nothlnag larger. Reports con
tinue coning In as regards the depre
dations of the animal.- however, and
another hunt will be made for it in
the future.' -
The - Home Telephone company,
which operates- at Gretna. Papllllon
and riagAeld, has been given permission-
by the railway commission to
increase its raxes as follows: Resi
dence telephones, from (1 to $1.25;
.rural telephones. 'from $1.25 to $1.50;
buaiaws telephones, from $1.50 to $2
Adjutant GenersJ-to-be Hart igan was
,Uk Lincoln and -announced that the
public is imrlted to the inaugural ball
to be given on, the night of January
? In tenor of Governor-ebjct Shallen
iberfWt There- .win be no Invitations
a good thing.
xo i cuius win n,ynflipq Qp.
Kanizatiojiali??rWTime according to a
ruftsion reached by . President-elect
Tart and Secretary Hitchcock.
The number of dead In two de
vested Italian cities reaches 110.00O.
Senator Bernier who represented
St. Boniface In the Canadian senate
at Ottawa, is -dead. :
J. Pierpont Morgan sent $10,000 for
the relief of the earthquake suffer
ers. It is feared that vast treasurers
have been . looted at Messina. The
local branch of the Bank of Italy had
$2,000,000 on deposit there and other
banks had large amounts.
A number of prominent engineers
have been invited to accompany President-elect
Taft to Panama.
The will of the late Claus Speckles.
democats must not be one of negation
"The best way to care for depend
ent children Is the family home," says
Iiesident Roosevelt in a letter made
public calling a conference to be held
I;i this city on January 25 next for the
discussion of the problem of caring j
tor dependent children. With approxi
mately 150.000 youngsters coming
within that classification In the
United States the question has awak
ened the interest of many leaders in
thought throughout the country. The
president sent his letter to about one
hundred prominent men.
Abraham Ruef, the San Francisco
mc- ou&ai iwug, wiui. it mcu ior 4 nounces ne win oe a candidate tor re
probate, leaves life interest in the
estate to the widow. - At her death the
property is to be divided among three
of her children. .
Troops In Cuba will be withdrawn
on the first day of. the year.
The county treasurer of Sanborn
county South Dakota, was held up
and robbed ot $3,000 of the county
All candidates for United States
senator in Ohio except Charles P.
Taft are opposed to hohisrtrrui
grafter, was sentenced to
years in the penitentiary.
Mayor Dahlman of Oamaha
Ex-Senator Millard of Omb
purchased a $6S.00 residence.
Reports have reached Mtller from
the outside that a bank was robbed at
that place, but these report re
wrong. There has been no bank r0b
bery there. j
Central City is preparing to
strong btd for the proposed 04d F1"
lows home which Is to b " located
somewhere in the stst soon aftr the
first of February. ;
Over $6,000 has been raised in he
$8.00 fund for the purchase of n
abandoned convent property at Hast
ings for a girle' academy, which the
Dominican sisters propose to etbltsh
if the property Is deeded to thw-
As a result of the wholesale Bur
glaries in Fremont, the police re
rounding up "undesirable" cKiisas,
and deporting them, under paoslMes
of vagrancy charges upon rfc4r being
seen again in the city.
Fred Mahler, a Cuming county
farmer, has invented an improved
ploy which has many valuable potoJ
over the ordinary plow. A cempany
will be organized at West Point for
its manufacture. 1
Governor Sheldon has eemwutied
the sentence of J. D. Adkins of Omaha
from five years to three yearf. i
months aud aighteea days, wtnos re
leases him December $1. Adkuis was
sentenced for statutory assank. He
I la G4 years old.
Prof. George CsrrisgtoM., eeuoty
superintendent of public btstruction
of Nemaha county who was' candi
date before Ihe primaries 'fur the
office of state superintendent, has
tendered his resignation. to take
effect on the first of January, and will
move to Uncoln. f
While out hunting about oue mile
north of Plattsmouth W. D. Messer
smith heard the report of a kimi sad
soon after saw a large gray wolf.
which one of the other hunters had
partially filled with shot, jugiped the
feuce, and make a straight t Hoe for
him. "Posy" fired and the wild ani
mal feel dead.
u. v . ttranat. a hrakemao n a
southbound Burlington freight, was
killed near the coal chute in, the Bur
lington yards at Oakland while coupl
ing cars. The first attempt to couple
the train failed and In adjusting the
couplings for a second attempt In
some way Brandt was caught between
them, ' the . coupling penetrating hie
abdomen, mangling him terribly.
On complaint filed by Miss Blanche
I'dey, Bert Haynes was arretted on
the charge of assault. Both parties
are well known in Neligh. The prelim
inary hearing was held before County
Judge Nelson and when all: the evi
dence had been heard, the judge
bound the young man over to the dis
trict court in the sum of $500.
John Innerman, from a ranch south
of Johnstown, was in Ainswortli to get
some medicine for his horses. He
says there is a disease among the
horses in his neighborhood resembl
ing swamp fever, which is a puzzle
to all. A horse will be walklcg along
apparently all right, aud shortly, the i
ears win commence to tiroop and in
a few hours the auUual U dead.
A housebreaker entered tLe home
of Frank Moore at Milier. betraying
his presence by a light, and wa4 jt
covered by Moore as he r turned
home at a late hour. UltisDs sur
rounded the house to prevent escape
and the sheriff was telephoned for.
On his arrival it was discovered tfiX.
I the thief had outwitted il "archers
! and escaped. No booty was secured.
Dr. K Kwmii. a well known denriet
of Alliance, wu arrl at Bridge
port on a complaint charming him with
assault upon a young winnan patient.
The charges are of a ni"' revolting
character. The vlcilm i- in critical
condition. The offense was cotaru it-
ted in the dentist's operating junaa Jur
a public rooming hojU .tt charged
-Lh-t Pi luTi "wom a 11 was drugged
; The state railway rommiaaioa wHl
have a general round up with tele
phone officers from all over the stsAe
on January 15. for the pwpose of
gathering a lot of miscellaneous; in
formation with reference to some of
the details of the telephose business,
the service rendered by them, maxfe
ods of class ficatioa of subscribers
and system of accounting-
Secretary of State Junkln has rs
ceived a let er from the Unloo Pa
cific rsilroad regarding thst '$39,000
fee sdpposed to be due the stats from
the railroad on acoount of the adopt
tlon and amendments to the articles
of Incorporation of the- road. whleh
under the law must be flies with tne
secretary. The railroad has tae saat
ter under consideration sod its deev
woods. In the present session Sena
tor Tom Majors, the founder of the
Peru state normal and friends of the
Kearney state normal ar expected to
stand the brunt of the fight. Mr.
Majors wants an appropriation for a
new building at the Pent norma! and
friends of the Kearney school also
want a new building. The Kearney
men will show that Governor Shel
don cut their institution out of an ap
propriation two years ago, by hi veto
power and that they need and de
mand a new building now. The frieuds
of the Peru normal will present good
and sufficient reasons why a new
building should be built at that state
institution. On the other side the
northeastern part of the state will try
to convince the legislature that It is
greatly In need of a srafe normal
school, one not conducted for private
Alliance Wants Better Coal Rate.
The Commercial club r Alliance
has appealed to tin- In'Tstat Com
merce commission to compel the Bur
lington railroad to cease discrimin
ating' against that '.' in th matter
of coal rales from Sheridan. Wyo. In
It showing the Commercial club sets
up that the rate from Sheridan to Al
liance. 333 miles, on lump coal is $3
a ton and other coal $2..r0; from
Sheridan to Ivadwood. :l:V" miles, on
the rate is $2.23 on lump and $2 on
other coal, from Sheridan to Omaha.
749 milcH. on lump the rat. Is $3 and
en other coal $2. ."'.
Trouble Over Treasurer's Bond.
The fight between bonding com
panies for the privilege of signing
State Treasurer L. O. 1? rain's one
million dollar official bond may be
come so fierce that the treasurer will
be obliged to make a canvass aaioug
hi friends for a personal bond. The
latter course will take onu time and
trouble, but it will save the slate a
premium of $5.0oo which Is paid every
two years for a guaranty company
Omaha Telephones Reduced.
Omaha gets a New Yer-t; present
Trom the Nebraska Telephone com
pany in the shape of a reduction in
rate. Residence 'phones are re
duced 50 cents, a month, while the dis
count i reduced from $1 to ." cents.
Reductions of $K a year are also made
00 two party line telephones.
fourteen j ion jn the matter will he known
Andrew Carnegie believes the joint
siDck system wherein the laborer
shares in the profits of the employer is
the solution of the labor problem in
December 2S, President Roosevelt's
youngest daughter. Ethel, made her
formal bow to society.
A State Chapter of the Daughters of
1812 was organized aLXUuaJ'
pJPEftsld'e?c5tETaft will deliver a
message to the whole south at a
banquet at Atlanta January- 15.
iney Button of Hastings, are pre part ag
a measure for submission the legis
lature providing for . reglstratioav-of
voters In Hastings and other cities of
from 7,000 to 26,000 popslstioo after
the manner of that now prertdd for
Lincoln and Omaha.
Ilenry Linenbrlnk, a youag as' re
siding west of CaUstway. thj5is-at
he has broken til rfs-vtK.
iTihe state'for this season.
During six continuous dsys of husk
ing Mr. Unenbriak areeagod ! H
bushels per day. or hinted 3 bushels
In ths six dJs. .
Round Trip Rates
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
Return Limit 25 Dsy
When the wheat is rathemi.t.ikc
a trip to the country of low-priced
lands, and see what is o.'!'enl to
you thcie. Ask for particulars
Hruih Norton, Tent
II. I Railway.
IT'S VERY UNUSUAL
to see such handsome turnouts as
goes from Man.sJ.ak ?r'.' , livery
stable. Our rigs .are up-to-date",
our carriages are? swell in Ftyle
and comfortable to ride in, and
our horses are 4 always well
groomed, well drested and., well
-fed. When you want a drive
come to Mar.speakest's for your
171. E. HAN SPEAKER
Jones' Old Liyejcy p.irn
its mouth. Xcb.
The Kind You Hr.e :as Bcurtt
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