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R. 0. WATTERS, Business Manager
Epitome of the Most
Gathered From All
Points of the Globe.
The importance of the preservation
of tho homo iiilacl was the central
i heme around which I ho discussion re
volved at tho confppi'iiru on the Curt'
of Dependent Children, which formally
was opened by President Roosevelt nt
111!' White House.
Ail agreement has been reached be
tween Secretary Root nnd the British
jmd Canadian and Newfoundland gov
ernments, through their representa
tives, on llie Newfoundland fisheries
question to be submitted lo The
Hague eourt for arbitration.
The interstate commerce oominis
rion ordered material reduction in the
rntrs on cream, in deriding the cases
of several creameries of the middle
west against a number of railroads.
Ily the decisive vote of 1011 to 42
the house refused to increase the pen
sion of .luliu It. Coghlan. widow of the
late Rear Admiral Coghlan, I'. S. N..
from $30 a month, oh recommended
by the committee on pensions to $100.
The house passed the naval appro
priation bill, adopting the program
for the fiscal year I'.HO Just as it was
i r ported by the committee.
Dr. P. Riiter, the Swiss minister to
Japan, has been named to succeed
Leo Vogel, at present minister of
hwilzoiinnd at Washington.
The house, of representatives de
clared vacant the seat of George L.
Lllley, now governor of Connecticut.
Mrs. Carrie Nation was egged and
hooted at when shn tried to lecture In
Dean Liberty Hyde llalleyof Cornell
announced that he was not a candidate
for and would not accept the position
of secretary of agriculture In the cnbl
net of President Tart.
Joseph L. llrlstow whs elected to
ll.e United States senate by the Kan
Former State Treasurer K. P. Shaw
of Massachusetts, a railroad financier,
filed a voluntary petition in bank
ruptcy with liabilities of $1,02:1,305
and asset r of $275.7i3.
When John Mitchell, former presi
dent of the Culled Mine Workers of
America, appeared before the annual
convent ion of that organization In In
tiiannpolis, tho 1,300 delegates cheered
till they were hoarse, and many of
them were affected to tears.
John (J. Robinson, a millionaire oil
operator of Snilthfleld, W. Vu., was ar
rested on a charge of forging his
wife's name to a ball bond.
J. Pierpont Morgan bought the
sword Washington wore when ho re
signed as commander-in-chief of the
Rear Admlrul Sperry arrived at
Villefranche and was received with
salutes and entertained by officials.
The liner Republic, rammed by the
Italian steamer Florida in a fog off
Nantucket lies under 4.1 fathoms of
yea off No Man's Land, near Martha's
Vineyard island, off the Massachusetts
toast. The Republic's captain and
crew were taken off nt the last mln
ute before the great ship wont down
by tho revenue cutter Greshnni. The
hundreds of passengers, first taken on
board the Florida following the col
llsinn nnd later tiansforred to the
liner liable, were landed at New-
York. They owed their safety to the
wireless, which called vessels to the
Aid of the cripple steamers. Two of
the Atlantic's passengers anil four of
the Florida's crew were killed In the
Sevoiai Honrs aner ine name ar-
lived at New York with the 1,(530 pas
sengers of the Republic anil Florida,
i he derelict destroyer Seneca came in
with ('apt. SoHlby of the Republic, his
vctunf 'r crew nnd Jack Minns, the
w irtiess operator, who stuck to tho
lammed liner until she went down.
The Florida, bndly smashed, also
The announcement was made that
the Canadian Pacific railway will eloc
it ily its whole sj'Hteni through the
mountains of the west.
The I'nlon Tobacco society after
months of preparation and preliminary
meetings received the final touches of
the pitunoters at Louisville and as a
n'sult the tobacco growers of Ken-
Mirkv, Indiana and Wisconsin are
welded Into one body with a central
iiiitnlnlst ration. - '
The business portion of MeCracken,
K'uti , including tho Jesse hotel, wan
.tviio.vod by lire.
A plot to assassinate lietoctlvo Ga
briel Longoburdl of Chicago because
of his activity against tho Illack
Hand, was exposed by an Italian
(.'i the eleventh anniversary of the
arrival of the old battleship Maine on
her ill fated mission lo Cuban waters,
the new Maine, with the still more
modern Mississippi following in hci
wake, sailed into Havana harbor to be
present at the inauguration of (Jen
Jose Miguel Come, and the new Cu
Two men were killed and several in
juretl by a gas explosion in a coal
mine at Moswell, Pu.
Waller Zeller. IK years old. convict
etl of murdering his grandfather at
Yineland. X. J., was sentenced to be
elect rocutetl March N.
Dt legates from P.5 count t ies iuclud
lug the I 'lilted Slates, have voted in
Paris to establish a permanent Inter
national refrig'-iatliin association.
A general reduction in the number
of employes at the Philadelphia navy
yard has thrown nearly 000 mechanics
of the various departments out ol
Insurance Commissioner Mell of
Kentucky revoked the license of "the
Southern Fire Insurance Company of
New Orleans, now In the hands of a
Ilroodlug over llnancial troubles, R.
L. lllllbnrn, a well-to-do farmer, killed
his wife and then blew his own brains
out at their home near Charlton, O.
Judge Hunt of the 1'nited States
district court ut Helena. Mont., hand
ed down a decision in the so-railed
smoke case In which he denied tho
application of farmers for tho closing
of the Washoe smeller at Anaconda.
Gov. Magoon reported on the excel
lent results of the American occupa
tion of Cuba and denounced the leav
ing of the wreck of the Maine in Ha
vana harbor as a disgrace to the
President-elect Tuft and party sailed
from Charleston for Panama on the
cruiser North Carolina.
Severe earthquake shocks recorded
on European seismographlc instru
ments were believed to have occurred
in Russian Turkestan.
I hai bonzouto of soda used as a
food preservative Is not Injurious to
health Is the judgment of the referee
board of consult ing experts, of which
Dr. Ira Reinsen, president of Johns
Hopkins university. Is chalrmnn. This
conclusion, which has been approved
by Secretary Wilson, reverses .the
tindings of Dr. II. W. Wiley, chief of
the bureau of chemistry.
A fortune from one of the most val
uable estates in (lormany and the title
of dowager countess of Marhroock con
stitute the reward which will fall to
Mrs. ,1. II. Voelker of Wallace, Idaho
as a result of a five-year legal battle
in the courts of Germany.
Three persons were killed and two
fatally injured by a snowslido at tho
Camp Bird mine, Ouray, Col.
Stephen T. Hood of Kansas City was
shot and killed by bis former friend.
James W. Mlanion, after a quarrel
A new world's record of 1118 feet for
ski jumping was made at the North
western Ski tournament, at Chippewa
Falls, Wis., by Oscar Citinderson.
An insane convict in tho peniten
tiary at Pittsburg, Pa., fatally stabbed
a nurse and a guard and was killed
by the hitler.
Two Russians, In an attempt to rob
the pay wagon of a factory In Totten
ham, a London suburb, killed three
persons and wounded about 20, after
which both shot themselves, one dying
The Swiss Aero club has selected
Aiirkii as tho starting place for tho
international balloon race for the
James Cordon Mennett cup next fall.
Floods that are general throughout
l lie Transvaal and the northern part of
Natal caused 173 deaths.
Several persons were killed and
many hurt In a collision between two
sections of a Pennsylvania railway
train near Johnstown, Pa.
The ileal h sentence of Herman Mil-
lib of Chicago, convicted of poisoning
Mary Vrzal, was commuted to life Im
prisonment by Cow Deneen.
A large pier and quantities of mer
chandise burned at Galveston, Tex.,
the loss being $425,000.
Ruth Mi. van Leavitt, daughter of Wil
Ham J. Mryan, tiled suit for divorct
from William H. Leavitt, in Lincoln
e!ob alleging non-support.
The first national convenlion of the
unemployed mot In St. Louis.
San Francisco business men who re
cenlly made a trip to the Orient sent
a strong protest to the California leg
Mature against tho proposed anti
What are believed to have been
earthquake shocks were felt in
Ciutinniiti and its suburbs.
Persons venturing on the unusual
forms of amusement devices at
Coney Island do so nt their own risk
ai.d cannoi expect to recover damages
for i'liurles sustained under general
conuiiions, according to a ruling of
the appellate division of the supreme
court ol Now York.
.ay Gould, champion amateur court
tennis player of die world anil son of
the millionaire railrond director
George J. Gould. Is llkelv to become
a probation otllcer in a New York po
Tln number of dead in the crib flit
horror at Chicago was estimated at
70. li was believed the disaster was
caused by a workman dropping a
torch on dynamite.
An alleged conspiracy of stockmen
to uy'.w a stock company from South
Dakota was revealed by the confes
sions of men under arrest.
Mrs. Susie M. Mintleito. widow of
ihe late Joshua Murtletto, a wealthy
pioneer merchant of Creek county, Ok
lahoma, who was the victim of a mys
terious assassination at Kufnln, OUIa..
In l!0ii. (lied suit for the recovery of
$500,000 Insui unco upon Murdolte's
' ' Alvin flollne ol "Ottawa 111.,'sliot Ills
wife and fatally wounded her mother
in the hitter's home at Gnlva 111., and
tlK'U coninilUe.d uU.idu, .
POWERS OF SENATE CAPITAL CITY HEWS!
FOUND IT HAS NO -..CUT
FORMATION ASKE- rOR.
IN- ITEMS OF INTEREST AROUNDTHE
SI EEL INQUIRY EMBARRASSED THE WORK OFTKE LAW MAKERS
Attorney General Bonaparte Quotes
Law Recently Passed and Re
fuses to Attend Inquiry.
Washington That the senate has
no right to call on President Koose
volt for Information he may have ob
tained from the Culled States Steel
corporation when he countenancci"
that concern's absorption of the Tenn
essee Coal and Iron company is Ihe
opinion of the committee on Judiciary
appointed to Investigate the merger.
The Investigation Is proving decided
ly embarrassing to the Judiciary corn
mil top, but regardless of this It has
ben decided to moceed with the in
quiry and report to the senate wheth
er the president had authority to per
in It. the merger.
When the committee called upon At
torney General Bonaparte lo appear
before It nt a recent meeting, reply
was received declining the invitation.
This invitation was not made public
It is now know thai. Mr, Bonaparte
directed the committee's attention to
the act. to establish the Department
of Commerce and Labor and argued
that it is n bar to any demand for
such Information as the president
may have acquired concerning the
necessity for the absorption or the
Tennessee concern. Under that act
the commissioner of corporations Is
empowered to gather from corpora
Hons engaged in Interstate com
merce such data and information as
will enable the president to make
recommendations to congress for reg
ulation. This provision of law con
eludes as follows: "And the Informa
tion so obtained or so much thereof
as the president may direct shnll be
The data supplied to the president
by Judge E. H- Gary and H. C. Flick
as to the necessity for the merger.
Legislative Facts and Gossip Ne
of the State Capital.
Volpp Bank Guaranty Bill.
Th" Volpp banking bill was Intro
duced by tne Dodge county member
of the upper house. It provided for u
voluntary guaranty system which may
be accepted by any state bank desir
ing to tlo so and provides for payment
of losses in thirty days, giving a suit
able time for the chocking up of
banks before the state steps in and
makey the reimbursement to deposi
tors. The governor is made comptrol
ler of banks and he appoints three as
sistants, one or whom Is a citizen of
ten years' residence In Nebraska and
the others are hankers. They draw
pay at $3 a day. A secretary of the
boar.I draws $:i,0(10 a year.
The minimum limit on capital stocK
of banks Is fixed as follows: In cities
up to 500 population, $15,000; up to
1.000, $23,0i.0: up to 2,000, J.'ift.OOi);
np to 5,000, $30,000; up to 25,000, $,j
000; up to 100,000, and over 100,000,
The depositors' protective runa i.
raised by a tax of one-fourth of on-i
per cent semi-annually until it reaches
one per cent of the deposits. The
money is to ho reinvested in the banks
and draws interest, this going into in?
banking expense fund, which Senator
Volui) thinks will pay the expense;
of the banking department eventually.
Swine Breeders Elect Officers
Tho. ctata nnsnrintlons Of SWlnO
i i . v. nnniiol nfint In e I
urrtuers ciuseu n.i.."o ' o-
Wednesday night and Thursday nearly
all of the members left for thcii
homes. A few who were interested ir
other lines of agriculture will remalr
until the associated societies dost
their meeting. The swine breeders ap
pointed a committee to seek logisla
I lion in the interests of the association
I and F. C. Crocker. A. ri. Christian anil
1-1.... n.,n!ntn,l .iu n
i iiui ifM imvtMJii i if piwiiiivn o
legislative conunltti e to attempt tt
have the legislature appropriate $j,
ooo for experimental purposes for va
rions swine diseases.
Officers were elected by th Ne
braska swine breeders as follows:
President, II. A. Wortz; first vice pros
idem, Mr. Van Patten: second vice
president. Mr. Bret he; third vice pros
ldent, Mr. Gilmore; secretary-treasurer,
To Abolish County Assessor.
Senator Ollis would abolish the of
flee of county assessor in all counties
with a population under 20,000. He
would also change the salaries of those
officials so that in counties with a
population of 20,000 to I'.O.OOO be may
receive $700 In counties of ".0,000 tc
:0,ooo not more than $800, in count it
of 30,000 to 100.000, not more than
$1,800. and In counties of 100,000 oi
more not. to exceed $2,400. One of the
problems to be figured out is how tho
law, if passed, will gel rid of the
county assessors elected in 1007 for
four year terms. They were selected
under the revenue law passed In the
legislature in J!05 and can hardly, it
is said, be legislated out of ollice by
the present legislature.
liirnnsniR ill nniTT
HtDtttoM in Dnitr
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
ALL SUBJECTS T
Religious, Socicl, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
C. H. Rudge Was Made President.
The most important meeting of the
Nebraska state agricultural associa
tlons Wednesday was the meptlng of
the state hoard of agriculture. After
revising the premium contests a bill
was drafted asking for an appropria
tion of $150,000 to build a live stock
judging pavilion. The bill was pre
sented to the legislature at an eariy
date. S. C. BasBett tendered his res-
isnntion and as a mark of annreciatlon
according to Mr. Bonaparte, comes' for his services was presented with a
within this clause of the commerce, handsome leather chan
ami labor act. Without this Informa
tion it is difficult for the committee
Although several meetings have
been held the Judiciary committee has
not been able to decide upon any
courso of procedure which would not
seem to threaten a quarrel with the.
president. There Is a disposition on
the part of a majority of the members
of the committee to proceed with the
Innnirv. although no program has
State Treasurer Balked.
Chief Clerk Cone of the house failed
In obtaining cash from the state treas
ury to pay for stamps allowed daily
by the house of representatives. He
had obtained the consent of State An
dltor Barton to draw a warrant for
the money but State Treasurer Brian
said he never had and never would
countersign a warrant on the state
treasury when no appropriation had
been made by ihe legislature back ol
It. The house provided lor stamps by
resolution but a resolution does not
suspend the constitution so far as the
state treasurer is concerned.
Auditor Barton says he will refuse
lo Issue warrants to more than the
legal number of employes of the house
Judgship Affair May Be Dropped.
Tho supreme judge fight has re
solved itself Into tine of two contin
gencies; either the whole affair
will be dropped or Governor Shallen
berger wil appoint another attorney
In the place of Silas A. Holcomb, ex
acting from the new appointee a
promise to cause the matter to be
brought before the supreme court so
that the high tribunal will be forced
to render an opinion on the validity
.1 CI I.I 1 . i . 1
I oi tne Diu-muii rippimiuneniK in inu
supreme bench, or, to come closer to
the real question, to determine wheth
er the legislature or the canvassing
board bus the right to canvass the
returns on constitutional amendments.
Renurvey of Public Lands.
Waehlngt.cn, .P.m. 20. Claiming
that the enactment of the bill 'is both
wise and necessary, the house com
mil tee on public lands has reported
favorably on the bill introduced by
Mr. Mondell of Wyoming, authorizing
(ho secretary of the interior to have
surveys or retracement of public lands
iiiiwle whenever he may doom it es
sential after investigation.
It was formerly Iho nractice lo ac
cept the sworn statement of surveyors
without first examining the survey,
and the work was often carelessly
clone. Because of the inability to
delino boundary ILies. the govern
mcnt finds it d'fficult to dispose of
pome of its public lands without a re
sc.rvev. I'ntler the present law one
must res-crt to a private bill before
conuress to have a certain place of
thanked the members of Iho board for
Ihe present and spoke of the satisfac
tion lie had long enjoyed while a mem
ber of the agricultural board.
After the address of the president
and the reading of the report of the
secretary came the election of officers
and a board of managers, t . H. Kudge
was re-elected president; O. B. Hen- I
dershot. first vice president : Charles !
McLeod, second vice president; K. C
Blair, treasurer. W. It. Mpllor. secre
tary. The following coniposp the
npw board of managers apointed by
President Rudge: O. B. Hendershot.
G. W. Hervey, Peter Youngers, H. W.
Tl-iii no ! cm 11l1. iivin
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r,. I nl.n.t .(.-.,.1AnAM 11a..
, . . , , 1 I"" 111 1 Ill.T rOIIIIIUIcil IM Ml.' flllllMIIlI.
I ne Iirsi JUIlSeilllK Ul - I"'"" I rnnnl.-ml tr hlu ,lo Imon f.... tho
ent legislature is over. I'ncle Dan Net- npvt ,. T',v ,hmm:m,l ,ll.
tleton and his party have returned ,a.s s tb(; t()ta, ,n R(1',ition ,Q rosIn,
1 oil. .Willi,,,. .... . w.n. . .n ....... ....... , th(1 j.,,,,,,, (,,f,rk (,u oll( Komo ,s
they inspected the soldiers home. The . . insnectors
IIIM us ...... ...v ....-...... -. - ... , , ip ff)r(, T,. .... 11c. KUC
gested Is: Deputy commissioner. $2,
000; male factory inspector. $l.5iio; fe
male factory Inspector, $1,200; i hiof
clerk and statistician. $1,200; ste
nographed. $1,000. He says that his
predecessor, Mr. Ryder, suggested a
salary for the deputy commissioner
of $2,300 a year, but $2,000 will do
New Orleans to Honor Taft.
New Orleans Arrangements for
tho reception which tho city of New
Orleans will stive in honor of Presi
dent-elect Taft and his party when
,they return to the United States
via New Orleans. February Ml. are
already being made.
Senator Newlands Re-elected.
Carson, Nev. I'nlted Slates Sena
tor Franc s G. Newlands, democrat,
who had ben chosen by popular vote
it succeed himself, was re-elected by
both houses of the legislature, voting
Contentr. of Letter Withheld,
Washington.-No idea of what the
letter contained which lVesldont
Roosevelt has w i ll Ion to t.overnoi
Gillett of California could be gained
at the White House. Secret aiy Loeb
said there was nothing to say.
most of the time on the business on !
which they were ostensibly engaged.
As a result of the trip it. appears '
probable that Ihe requests of the two
places for new buildings, etc., will be
curtailed, but that Mil ford will fare
much belter than Grand Island. This
was suggested in ex-Governor Shel
don's message to tho legislature.
While on the trip tho members of
the soldiers homes committee visited
the industrial home for women at Mil
ford. All of them, regardless of politi
cal faith, were much pleased at the
manner In which the home has been
To Close Saloons at V O'clock.
Bills were Introduced In both houses
of the legislature providing for the ex
tension of the daylight saloon system
now in force in Lincoln, to all parts of
the state. Ill the senate King intro
duced S. F. No. 131. It prohibits the
sale of liquor on Sunday or elect ion
days and also forbids its sale on any
day of the week between the hours of
7 o'clock In ihe evening and 7 o'clock
in die morning. Any saloon man found
guilty of a violation of the statute
shnll bo lined $100 and Ihe licensing
board shall cancel his license regard
less of whether or not he appt als.
In the house the same measure was
Introduced bv Johnson of Mint ami Is
known ns II. H. No. 1II.
Is Again Committeeman.
Ilarrisburg, Pa. James M. Guffoy.
tho Pittsburg oil magnate, was unani
mously chosen as the Pennsylvania
member of the democratic national
committee to succeed James Kerr, tie
Preparing to Hang Billek.
Chicago Sheriff Strasshelm. not
having been notified of the commuta
tion of the sentence of Herman Millek
from hanging to a life sentence for
the murder of Mary Vzral, has sent
out the usual Invitation for the hang
ing on January 2! next.
THREE BILLS IN LOT FRAUDS
Land Inquiry at Muskogee Bears Fruit
Muskogee. Okl. Soml official re
ports Irom the federal grand Jury are
lo the effect thai three persons have
been indicted on town lot fraud
charges and that from ten to fifty
separate Indictments have been found
against each. Government, off Ic'ulv
while declining to vouchsafe any In
formation In advance of tho report ol
the Jury, do not deny that Indictment!'
luvu been found.
Nebraska Took the Prize.
It was announced to members of
the legislature ut the state farm Wed
nesday dining their trip to that Insti
tution, that the North Platte experi
ment station had taken the prize ut
the Denver stock show on a carload
of bogs foH from the products raised
on the farm, and reared there.
Dean Burnett In discussing the
work done at thfl Noiih Platte stution,
also reported that during the past
year a yield of sixty-seven bushels per
acre of winter wheat hud been ai
tained. He held thai tho work the sla
Hon Is doing in that section is of real
benefit to the farmers and repoii"d
on p Instance where a farmer who had
attended a big picnic at the station
where methods of farming had been
explained had raised the price on his
land ? ) per acre.
Mrs Whltmore Elected President.
Mrs. W. G. Whllinore of Valley, the
wife of Regent Whltmore, was Thurs
day elected president of the Nebraska
Home F.eononiics society. The other
officers chosen were: Mrs. Val Key
set' of Lincoln, secretary; Miss Ron
ton of Lincoln, vice president; Mrs. W.
F. Johnson of Harvard, treasurer.
Mrs. Keyser refused the position of
secretary for another year and Mrs.
U. G. Jury of Tecuniseh, was chosen
In her place.
Thoroughbred Horse Breeders.
At a mass meeting of the thorough-
bird horse breeders of Nebrx.Ua held
ill tho Lindell hotel Tuesday an asso
ciation was formed. W. II. Plourd of
Indhinolu was elected president; Per
ry Heed of Henderson, secret-try, ant
Charlie' Johnson of Valparaiso, treas
urer. Steps wore taken to further the
Interests of the thoroughbred horse,
both from a breeding nnd racing stand
Exposition of Lincoln Made Goods.
Forty Interesting exhibits will make
up the Made in Lincoln exposition,
which is to be held In Ihe Auditorium
March 2 to 0. As many exhibits as
possible will show In actual working
order how Ihe different articles are
manufactured. Manufacturers who can
not put in n working exhibit will make
a display of bow their goods are mad'
from the raw to the Mulshed product.
Oregon Plan Was Adopted.
Tho Oregon plan of electing sena
tcrs, as proposed by n bill in the
house by Humphrey, of Lancaster, Is
moving along with little Interruption
toward passage, the committee of tho
whole reporting the bill to the house
for passage Friday morning and the
house adopting Mils report.
Dedicated the New Building.
Tho formal dedication of the home
economics building nt the slate farm
took place Tuesday night. Tho struc
ture hns been used by the domestic
science department since the opening
of the school year, hut the rush of
work nt the farm had postponed the
dedicatory exercises. At the services
last night hundreds of people from
over the state who are here for the
annual agricultural meet Ing attended
and there were many from this cl'.y.
as well b the majority of the stu
dents at the state farm.
Sunday Baseball Gets a Setback.
Sunday baseball received n (pilot us
Ir tho house Judiciary committee this
forenoon, only a solitary ot. being
recorded In snport of the hill by
School? of Seward on that subject,
After hearing all that rfho Introducer
of the measure had to say In Its favor
and statements by Taylor of Custer
and Raper of Pawnee in opposition,
the t ommltlco adopted a report for In
definite postponement. Shoemaker ol
Douglas was tho "tlv r on the 09"u
mltieo whovotetl to recommend i
bill fi'- passage.
Grand Island pcstofflce receipts for
1008 show a substantial Increase over
the previous year.
Jitdso i Brown, a deaf mute of Te
cuniseh, was run down and seriously
injured by a Burlington train one
inllo from tho city.
If you are in need of old line life
insurance, or wish an agency to write
life insurance, correspond with The
Midwest Life of Lincoln.
Governor Shallenberger has accepted
the invitation of the senior class to
deliver the- commencement address
at the Normal in Peru, June 2.
Tho city council of Fairbury has de
cided to purchase a combination
chemical fire engine and hose wagon
as a preliminary step towards organ
izing a paid fire department.
Farmers should all have telephones.
Write to us and learn how to got the
best scrvlco for the least money.
Nebraska Telephone Company, ISth
nnd Douglas strpets, Omaha. "Use
Crawford Is anxious to secure the
next, encampment of tho National
guard of the state and a committee
of its citizens called upon Governor
Shallenberger to extend the invita
tion of the ccity.
Dr. Wells of West Point announces
that he will accept the appointment
of assistant physician at the N'ortolk
Insane hospital. He was appointed
by Shallenberger and wanted the su
perinteiuleiicy of tho instltutioi,.
The citizens of Cambridge held an,
enthusiastic meeting to effect immedi-i
ato wrangt'inents In support of a bill
pending in the legislature-, providing
for an appropriation of $73,000 for a
state agricultural school at Cambridge.
One of the biggest land deals made
in Gago county for somo time was
closed, when C. II. Calkins or n..
lice sold his 480-acres farm northwest
of Filley to Henry Kelle of Iogan
towns-hip for $40,800.
A meeting of iho resident members
was held In Fairbury and an organiza
tion formed which is known as tho
Fairbury Knights Templar associa
tion. R. T. Russell was named as
The juny In the cas- of Henry
Brown, accused of robbing the bank
at De Wees'e, Clay county, brought
!n a verdict of guilty. Hall and Brown
were caught In St. Joseph, Mo., they
demanded separate trials and Hall
was tried first and found guilty.
When Frank Johnson started out to
burglarize the town of Clarks his
plans for tecur'.ng his booty and
making his escape were poorly laid,
for within three or four hours he was
in the Merrick county ja-it and the
loot he secured was locken in Sheriff
Hers strong box. Johnson uvKnowi
edges h'.s transgression.
The Farmers' bank of Hadar, a vil
lage In Pierce coun'y, five miles north
of Norfolk, was robbed or $l,!t::o in
cash. The robbers dug a hole
through a two-fool vault wall with
pick-axes, dynamited the safe ut both
ends, got $l,!ul5. dropped $10 on their
way out and escaped without creat
ing the slightest disturbance In tho
According to his system or compu
tation the food commissioner of Ne
braska finds that tho people of Ne
braska pay $34,000 a year for water
which they buy al oyster price., tho
saihe, which he declares to be fcn
adulteration n'ltl liable tor prosecu
tion. He has Kent out a stateiiT-nt to
oyster dealers in the state, giv'ng
his objections to the water cure for
oysters and forbidding lh-m to crm
tinue this "cunning trickery."
A Valentine dispatch says: !o.
Phillips of Rosebud, S. I)., was found
in a Know drift frozen to death. Ho
started from Cronkston Wednesday
wilh a load of coal nnd feed. His
horses showed up at Itosrhnd. with
check reins up. A searching party
started out at onoe, and Souriil his
wagon broken down ami tho supposi
tion Is that ho started to lead his
team to Rosebud and was- lost.
At a recent meeting of tho state
board of agriculture In Lincoln,
Secretary W. R. Mellor submitted a
long report dealing with everything
of interos! lo Iho beard, receiving tho
progress undo in agriculture- in tho
state, agricultural education, progress
of tho board In its work, and Know
ing receipts and expenditures from
warrants drawn by tho secretary. Tho
total receipts were SS1.G1 0.77 ; expend
olures, $tf.,300.78. The report of tl;
board of managers showed that thorn
had I con available last yonr a surplus
of $20,000 for construction purposes.
To this was added $:1,000 from the re
sources or tho Foclety. Buildings un
der way were completed in time for
the use of the fair,
Howard Archer, the 4 yearol l son
of Mr. ami Mrs. II. L. Archer, former
Beatrice residents was killed at. Kan
sas City by falling from the Hoven'.ii
floor 'of the JiOrralno building. Mr.
Archer porved In tho Philippines vv.tli
tho First Nebraska,
' .WcBloy Travis, n thentrlrnl man
from Chicago, ha Just organize 1 a It
cal company of urt'sts- nt Tekatnah,
and gone on the ro.ul l. a musical
comedy called "The Poor Mr. Rich."
He promp'ed a iuuno Lilunt play ro-ri-ntly
given In tint place and (ouni
what ho considered rood nintruif rr
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