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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1909)
R. 0. WATTERS. Business Manager
AS TOLD III A HUE
A COILING DOWN OF THE NEWS
Or THE DAY.
MENTIONED TfsilL SPACE
The Busy Reader Can Absorb In a
Few Moments a Good Deal of
The house of ri ir-sont;itiv-H
rulopied i ho r'ini f a spot'lnl com
mittee favoring the expunging of
Wlllctt's ipetth attacking President
The euminiitee mi public lands of
1ho senate reported favorably the fol
lowing iiomlnnt ions : I'M win (1. Colo
ni.in, receiver; Cyrus ('. Carpenter,
register, Dnited Slates land ollloo,
Leiunion, S. I).; John 1,. Lorkhait,
lobster, Culled Slali'it land oHlee,
rioirc, S. I).. John H. Adams, re
ceiver, Culled Slates laud ofllre, All
crdeon, S. I).
Representative Kiukuid Introduced
a bl providing that a certain portion
of the Nebraska national forest re
tcrve originally designated as North
1'latte national forest ho made sub
jct to a:i m l entitled "an act to pro
vide for entry of allien ltural land
within forest reserves."
The senate committee on Judiciary
has found that tlio senate has no right
to call upon President Roosevelt for
information he secured front the steel
The Reaver oil portrait of the lat"
Senator William II. Allison of Iowa
will lie purchased for $1,500 hy tin
HcnaU' in accordance with the tonus
of a rosolut'oii iniroducoil hy Sena
tor Tidier and adopted unanimously.
Senator Cummins of Iowa delivered
Tils maiden speech In opposition to
the postal savings hank 1)111 in the
form In which It had been reported
to the senate hy the coinmltleo on
jitHoflirT and post roads.
Tim house insurgent;? who are Ad
vocating chaises in ihe present rules
of the house met. recently to consider
various amendments. No definite de
cision wan reached.
The postal savings bank and the
omnibus claims l 1 1 1 were before the
M'liate Monday for discussion and
nmendnienl, hut no subs'tautal pro
gress was made on either measure.
In the agricultural department ap
propriation hill, reported to the holism
there Is an increase of $1,208,820 over
the amount Riven the department for
iM work duriiiR the present year, nl
Hioiich the dinouut It-ported, $12,
n,S2; Is less hy $1.7:'.!.!,i: than was
expected hy 'In secrelary of ngrlcul
turn. Congress is likely to refer Ihe liar
litnan claim for expense In slopping
Ihe hreaU In the Colorado river 'o
the court of claims.
There will he free seeds for lh'
farmers of Nebraska and elsewhere
next spring. The cointiiittee on agri
culture decided to vole mi npproprh
lion of 52iiii,ftii() fur free seed distribu
tion hy eon ;rcssincn.
February 12. next, was the day de
rided to ho a special legal holiday
i till a survey and plans for a highway
Ironi Washington to dot tyshin g., to
he known as "The Lincoln Way," as a
memorial to Alualiam I Lincoln, was
provided for hy a joint resolution
passed hy the senate, after an ex
('iided dehati'. The resolution did
not not commit congress to the con-
'(ruction of the highway when
A special session of congress
le railed without specific iitirposo, as
many things of Importance mini he
Senator llnrUct. has tal.cn up the
niatier of making Omaha a deliver
point for nodical ami veterinary sup
plies f ir the ai'tny.
The American Live Stock associa
tion passed a resolution asking for a
law prohibiting an i:dvnnce In freight
ratis uulil commission lias had op
portunity to approve llioin.
Hurling! ".n ofiielnhi test Hied at Chi
cago In the Missouri river rate hear
ing that payment of rel ates was com
mon up to a few years ago.
Plairo for Ihe collision between the
Republic mid Hie Florida will be lived
by the ad:rliality court.
I'liltei Mine Workers voted down
n n s.iiiilon protesting a;ainst pro
posed n n oval of duly on coal.
Rns'ia makes another partition of
Poland by detaching two provisos
and ii'a'iliif thcin a part of Russia
Tl'c I.ein-c ribipted tho c. inference
i,"it on the hill providing for t:.k
ll't.' lie next census.
T!.e v"; iholie population In Kansas
c:tv : ;r-.i)"0.
I'e.ier ill'' auspices of Kim: Kd ward
tile,. ' Ml hill H Iv he established the
l.-:i: .Mi K!i (f t Until Institute.
Tiie I 't. estate Cniniiurco romnils
t iff put i:s seal of approval on the
e:!tr;r,!,o er-'nineiy system and says
i T' : in i 'in led on pa' senger trains as
ba-'rave-iS',1 hntjljtliato tV'tifir of In
ters Pile ocnilleree.
'i .H i"l ' .In :. eelt'.s b'ltel' to Cov-
'!.;. ' '-ill. M el' Cilir. ri'ia had the
!; 'i o!' p.iMpnning h":islailon on the
' i:"- e hill . i . i ; S : ; n .-re.
I i:i appropiia'ion hill f.;r ihe p is
' !' ii .ni !iiieni cnnles Wih p ,n,
BiMotitit aggiTgatinu $'.':n ,01)0,000.
! Crnnd jury inveiihating town lo!
! frauds tt Muskot;e-, rcturne I liirei
: bills after holding a brief se.-ioii.
I The conspiracy Is said to be more
' extensive (hap was at first mis-pfrted
I U'ciirhtv uroblems confront. Mr. !
Knox when lie heroines Becretary (!
Judge T. C .Miinger. of Nebraska, j
rules state law unconstitutional i
prohibiting appeal to federal couiii!
from orders of the slate railw:,y com- j
President Roosevelt lias huhmiited
plans for reorganization of the navy
The New Kiiqlaml fishers d'spilte is
in fair wav of settlenient.
fiovernor Iieneen of Illinois, Issued
a requisition on tne governor or ,p-
1 raskn for ( in return to Canton. III..
f James llliike, who Is now an in
nate of the Nebraska slate penitentl-
ry nt l.ineidii ;:nd whose term will
pire (,n February 29.
Old age pensions in Ireland nre
paid in Hstufllee saUsins and pen
sioners are told the proper way is to
patronize the bar.
Two thousand people were at a
country church near Axtell, Neb., to
intend the funeral of the Olsons,
killed in tin Colorado wreck.
A bill Is to be Introduced In the
New York legislature to compel In
struction hi boxing in (he public
California racing men are of the
opinion that I lie null pool selling hill
will pass and sound the knell of rac
ing In that stale.
A drastic prohibitory bill was In
troduced In the Ptah legislature and
It is expected to pass.
The tlenoa, Neb., Indian school will
The steamship Republic and th'
Florida were In collision and the
former sank. No lives wore lost.
Attorney (iencral Hoiiaparle de
clined to honor a polite summons to
appear before a house committee.
.Minister Loomls, in an interview
on the Japanese question, gives thai,
country credit for good faith in its
effort to stop emigration to (lie
The hoard of consulting experts
rules that beu.ouie of soda used as a
preservation in foods Is not deleteri
ous to health.
A landslide following a severe curlh
shock In the region south of Tetuan
has wiped out several vllages.
Lincoln's native county In Ken
tucky has voted fur prohibition.
Senator Urown desires the senate to
lake his hill to prevent Injunction of
collection of state taxes by fcderel
rouits from the committee on judici
ary and consider the same directly.
President Roosevelt believes the
orgaui.allon of the navy department
is not as to bring the best results and
he has appointed a committee whose
announced duty will be to consider
"certain needs of the navy."
Pleading for the establishment or
a chll. Iron's bureau In one of Ihe do
pa rtnients of the federal government
Jit Washington, promoters of the wel
fare of children, who have been in
conference here, bore down on con
gress. The niiliiary Order of the I.oval
Loylnii of Nebraska, through Its olli-l
ri-ih, W. J. Rronleh, lloraeo Lading
ton and F. II. Lawrence, have sent a
petition to Senator Urown calling
upon congress to place outers on
volunteer relief llsl.
President Samuel (inmpcrs. Vic
President John Mitchell nnd Secre
tary Frank Morrison, of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, recently
ndjudaed in contempt of court and
s ntenced to imprisonment in the
District of Columbia jail, were or
dered by Justice Wright of the dislric4
supreme court to pay the costs in
curred In (he proceedings which re
sulted in the sentence for contempt.
These ngregi.te about $l.,ri0ti.
Hy a vote of ft to S Ihe house com
mittee on agriculture agreed to report
favorably the Weeks hill providing
for a commission for the establish
ment of a White mountain nnd south
ern Appalachian forest reserve
Senator Iturketfs bill to allow th
Fremont, Flkhoni and Missouri vallev
railroad permission to change its
course was refused.
Senator Frazier of Tennes-see said
that the negroes in the Hrownsvlllo
affair did not deserve reinstate
President (ionnv. was hiniwurntcd
nt Havana and Provisional Governor
Magnun and sla.f sailed at once for
Judge J. J. Sullivan took the oath
of efllce nt Omaha and accepted ap
pointment as justice of supreme court
of Nebraska from (Jovernor Shallen
ber:er. Nebraska state senate employes will
be pall only for tin' time 'they actu
ally have I.ee.M employed.
K. II. Ilarriman was clotted a di
i.cior of the New York Central rail
Fnioeior William was the hero of
pecial exercises on the occasion o?
the fiftieth anniversary of his birth.
Presidentelect Taft and partv sail
ed fro'n Charleston for Pnnama aul
'voro r.ive-1 an oval 'on as they left.
PoiiRlaa Robinson, brol lier-ln-law of
President Roosevelt, has filed an af
fidavit charging the Now York World
with criminal llhe.
I Silas A. Ilohonib tendered his res
ignation as appointee to the supreir.e
b nch of Nebraska, and (iovcruor
Shallenbcrger npaolnted P., Oldham.
Wllltam H. I.iavllt. now In Pai ls,
was noil (led of a suit by his wife,
formerly Ruth llryan, for divorce, and
says he will not contest It.
John ('nihil O'Loughlin. the ne.v
assistant secretary of stale. olyHern
years ano, was a sienogranher In Nebraska.
THEY ARE AGAINST THE ATTI
TUDE OF CALIFORNIANS.
ORIENTAL TRADE IS IMPORTANT
Japanese Play Largs Part in World'i
Affairs and Are Entitled to
New York Aii important move
ment with respect to th, Japanese
question in California was Inaugu
rated here at a meeting of th" Hoard
cf Trade's transportation committee
on foreign nnd Insular trade. It was
derided "to report to the boarj that
(he merchants jf New York appeal t?
the merchants and manufacturera ot
all the other states to co-operate with
them in impressing upon the people
t f California the unwisdom of persist
ent discrimination against the people
(f Japan, who have shown themselves
entitled to the respect of the world n'
large, that. Japan has proved itself to
be a great factor in the civilizing and
progressive influences of the world.
and whose trade Is of Importance to
The committer strongly deprecated
the agitation In California and ex
pressed the four that Its continuance
will seriously affect the amicable rela
tions between Japan and the United
At the conference, which was coin
posed of (hi! committee and others In
tertsled In the Japnneso trade, were
the Central FJeetrie company, Kuhn,
U)ol & Co.; A. A. Vantyn company;
the National City hank; the China
and Japan Tradliu company and
Miller, MncLean & Co.
It was pointed out that while Japan
sells us $:!0,0i)o,0ii(i more annually
than we sell Japan, it Is also true
that the $;fj.0iiO,0!K of goods which I!
sells us consists almost entirely of
raw materials which are n.it pro
duced In this country, such as tea
and raw silks, while the $;;9.ii0(i,t)0f
of goods which wo export to Japan
consists of manufactured nrtlcles. the
products of our factories nut work
shops. The com.;nitter feels that while the
autonomy of the states should he zeal
ously guarded no stale should disre
gard the fact that International trea
ties constlulr the highest law nor
should they attempt to nullify such
tieatles or do that which would Injure
all the states and the union.
GIVES PRAISE TO HARRIMAN
Depew Calls Him Strongest Railroad
Man in World.
Washington 'K. II. ilarriman is
tho biggest and strongest railroad
man In the world," declared Channeey
M. Depew of New York in discus
sing Mr. Ilariiinan's election to the
hoard of directors of the New York
Central, of which he Is chairman.
Senator Depew asserted that the New
York Central hoard is the strongest
of any railroad. The name of Mr.
llarrLnan, he said, was proposed for
the directorate by Mr. Vantlerbilt.
Mr. Depew refused t0 discuss the.
report that the aVn.lerbilt and Hani--nan
lines in!;ht be combined lis a
result of Mr. Harriman becoming
Identified with the former's interests.
Badly in Need of Offlcero.
Washington- Declaring thnt tin?
army is badly In need of officers of
the line, Major Ceneral J. F. Hell,
chief of staff, appeared before the
house committee on military .iff aim
In favor of a, proposition 'to Increase
the number of officers. Ceneral Hell
declared that it had been found im
practicable to detail ofllcers on the re
tired list to certain duties as author
ized hy law.
Forming Monrter Petition.
New York - Slips for signatures
distributed by the national sufirago
association, which will bo pasted to
gether to form a monster petition in
behalf of votes for women are bcim?
returned by the si mors and will l o
recorded at national headquarters In
Washington. Kach of tho smaller pt
C'.ions or slips contains twenty-one
names and t lit suffragists hope to get
a million of these signatures. Judging
from the returns received so far It i.t
predicted that several million will bo
Would Burn Constitution.
(iuilirie. Okh.-Senator Hlalr In the
senate here in all seriousness moved
tint hotly burn the crnstliutlon adopt,
etl by the slate of Oklahoma. Uis
words created a deckled sensation
and were lollowcd by an Immediate
Big Fire nt Si. P.-.yl.
Si. Paul Viie stalled In a depart
ment store on Seventh street, and for
a while threatened t devasi.ie a
lanre part of the biisiue.-s illMrlet of
the city. As It was, a half dozen
buUdliiKS were almost wholly do
stovod wlih an augegate hus uf about
Texas Bark is Robbed.
i:i I'uso, Tex -The vault of the
Carlton State bank of Carbo.i, T.x..
wits' blown teien by robin rs. wl'ii M
cured nearly $1ii.oou, in curiene;
Although the force of the ex;i--sien
blew out a port'on ef the front of po
bulldlnV. no one was aroused an.! Co
P'ovid1! "Heck Court."
Washington.--"Dot I; courts" for t' e
trial of initio.' c.i-e,i in i.,. a'.v o
marine corps are provided for in t
bill passed by the senate Friday
NEBRA3HA NEW 3 NOTTS
Agricultural, Sojir.l. Religious, Poli t:
cal and O.hcr Matters cf Interest
The Ims'iifhj men cf Florence have1
organized a Comim-i i iul t in j.
The N; rtlrv-. ;t i n d -pot nt Ar'.hi:;
ion wa broken into but nothing b;
missing oxotM some bottbd beer.
Ceorgo i". cbik. an old tl'.i.r rt-i
dent of Arapahoe, hot liinu c ti"
throti'.ii ;he hea-'l with a revolver,
if nil are Pi reed or old line life
insurance, or w'i an a-'.ency to vvr.ie
life in.'.rr.u.t cci-r. spend wiUi The
Midwf-t I l; of L 'nctia.
Quite a niir! t r of o'tl s-Mi'T' of
Nance e.'ui.ty me! for the purpo.it.'
cf taking n't pi; io form an astern
lion to be kr.ew n ;;: '.Iv Na.n e corn
ty old settlers ; -.' ; i it
William I'm r A: Sons f iVeiinut h
l ave be n nwurd' d the -tr.mitt rr
about 0 worth of gr.-.d t'.g en the
tracks oi the One County S;.''id a.
socl.tlc.n at Nebraska C:y
Harry Lehigh of lien; rice wa-.t
woundtd in the breast whi'e cut hon
ing. The pun was accidentally dis
charged as be was in ihe act of pick
ing up a rabb t.
Hoys of the Aikhison Huh schtcl
defeated roprr-seiiialivoH cf tie O'Neill
High school in a deba'e upon tlu:
conipuhory arbitration ij m-h': it:t fis
ippcal-:d to railroads
Tli" liaptii'l church of Neiirasksi
City has iintia'niously elected K.n.
Joo V. Jtieclis of Kansas City, trn vot
ing secretary of the I!'.pi;si Puldica
tion society , io (lie local ptisiorate.
Hight'.'i'ii visiting n't'tithcrs of tho
legislature soon; an afternoon t;t the
insane hospital at Norfolk and at
nighl were entertained at a stnoker
Ly the .V.jfoll; Coniinercial tiul).
Fanners should ajl have telephonca.
Write to us and le.nn how to get (H.r
best service for the least money.
Nebras'-ta Telephone Company. 1 M th
antl Douglas streets, Omaha. 'T:,o
Lawrti.co w ill have ihe sec: ml hank
lu about two weeks. I'tibl'catlon of
llit! nrtides of incorporation has l.oeu
t'oiiiple id and the new 1 ns--i 'tittf :n
will be know n as the Lawn n re Stite
P i announrtd t.''.at tin1 Y. M. C.
A. has arranged v.ith W. .1. r.r;.::n tt.
liiiiytr all I'llircsn at the i timing ct n
vtnt'f u of ihe V. C. A. of tne s'ltte
to he held In Hastings Felinmry
Someone has l.-een admliiilert:i.-'
poistiii to Tecumseh dogs and (is a re
sult a li-iniher Imc died. In the lot
were some of value and others that
were priceless, as they were family
rani"! C. Call. th in. cm v it led in the
iihtt'itt cunt of ix.nglas county on
a charge c: desecrating graves in
1'icspeti Hill ttnielery ai Ouiaita, lr.'.t
been gr.'.'.it'. i! attothor trial by the su
W. M. Childors, whil" w or!. ing o'.i
t'ie rive'- ;.t .Ve!;ra.',k f'i y catling ice,
bi'ik" thro igh while over the deep
channel and went down twice li. ioi'e
his ccn"!J!i!r.iiK retiched there stid
htik' ( h'!i. oi't with a p'ke pole.
J. Uuiilu, a 1'i'cniont mm, Y.uu
lo.M ncroi'dcil Hie h nor of a nit ri
It tsl'ip on the t'ot'i'd ef tl rectors ct'
ihe ii.'1'onnl (rotting a-sociatit.a. Ho
was o'or-t. 1 In New Yoik Cily at il
meeting held last week.
An explosion of g;s in the l avement
of (he 'I lini.iti n hotel in Couimbii.t
k 'dly vrcekeil (he building mid seri
oui ly ii jured .1. L. Hunter, the nude,
and y.v.-.. Hniier, hi. nssh.tatn. t'..o
wtn.ii in h;,'jiy she liniay not re
cover. l'rnf. C. c. Datil'i i th of Tet'iim.-e-b,
Who for severr.l niolUh:; has been d )
Ing spteial work in the Chlrngn nti!
'.ei'siiv, hu.-i accented th" potsil'on ns
teai h.ev in maitit aie.iics und physics
iti the Illinois Normal college, ami
will lei.ii! his new work on JiMe I.
A. L. Caviness of ihe slate teach-er.-i'
a.-'sneiarlon, says lie is meeting
t nco urag iir; letters troni school
boaribi nil e ver the slate promising to
lend a litl'iing hand in swelling the
attendance of teachers at the next
anneal state inectlu'j to be held in
By the deah of Marvin Wailnll, '',
ye-iis old, who was dragged to tb'.i'.h
hv a fractions cow, Dr. J. (i. W'athall
has lost (he second member of hi -family
hv uccideiil iti the h. I few
years. The li-tle boy tiiscrven 1 the
cow had been let out of the Inn by
n tartiess lehor r and attempted lo
lead her Park In. He became on
tat::;h'd in the rotie and the niiln.n!
driii-ged him through two wire fen .
D Lt c. Wa' -on, the wt ll known N
bins! :i C ly attorney, is found by the
(;: it not gttil y ot conduct such at
to w.".riT!'.t .'talgment of disbui ii"'i:t or
siii-pensifiii ironi practice, tiioudi it
was noi such as to be eonnn .nl. tl.
Mrs. I-Y.lrohild. a r.ott Ir.r -.it's vv'fe,
livilii; t v.. it y-live miles r.mlh t'' V ,!
ill ". ci.niiuiliei snicid-' by ha:i'.' !::;
'm i i if to a ivi'.ci' in her own home.
She ant! her husband have been hav
ing trouble and she had been Iiv.iij,
In lo.vti for tome lime j,ih; until i
cently. In :i her hu.iliand cam.' In
and in ;..ii!ti way got her t.i move U:v'.
on ;iie r.ricii, mid al'itr g-dtlajT li-cl;
hi nt" sh took her own life. She
leave; -! smill children, ihe oldest
under ten ycus of age.
The ,. . .losepil Itlie.-iug of s
IVHii lilt i. r Wnsliiivaou. I (".. i .1
Ho- p'.'is 1 invliatlon of ri.vir.,".:
KtH,:-eve'i to r.ltcu.l a coniVt'oivo of
the lt;"d of ehaiiib'.-i of M'-i vniie.'i..'
if'its of whieh .p'. It'iossing 's a
Ca.-s con r, y h:. lotig l-tea litov.n
as one if Hie ujni uro: net.ius nnd
l.nv-aiiltiiug counties of tie- si.iie. 1 ;;l
tor ihe I tit few lmj'iihs it hat !e-:i
stii rtd by title nu'ttler niter inn Thof
la i.'.cb c.a;.e the vic-ini ha:, bee'i
i. t'.e of It's best and inosl res,;eei-d
fillens. There have been 1'iitir li'iu,
tiers is as many nieniliv.
CILL3 ON THE SUBJECT COME
BEFORE BOTH HOUSES. .
10 tsmm TO BEPPEAL
Leaders Confer With the Governor
and Mr. Eryan Concerning the
Catik Guaranty Measure.
Tlills have been inlrotluced in both
hourea to a'r.tnd or repeal the pri
'i r.ry law. Ti'e nieesure for aintnrl
tneiii Is bv Mr. Kuiil In Ihe senate. It
is in keeping with suggestions made
curing th' cr.n.paign by adherents of
both parties. Mr. Scheele, in the
,'iottse h:s a bi'l to do away with the
piintary law altogether. His measure
tarries with it no suggestion to take
th" plate of the pn'mary law, passed
l y the thirtieth session of the legls
l it.iro. H presumes a return to the old
t onvrntioii system. Senator Hatfield
of Ante!o;.r introduced a similar bill
Many democrJls will vo'r to repeal.
.Many remibliians want to see i( re
I'.tahd. hut may not stand lire when
(lie measure comes up lu the house.
Action on the Scheele bill i not likely
to be entirely along ptn'ty lines.
"I will vote for Ihe bill." sa'tl ft
proini ient democrat. "The primary
'u. l- 's not been tt success in our
neck of ihe weeds. If it could be so
amended that It would only apply to
cities cf "i o.iwiij population or over, it
would be nil right. Hut in the country
it is a failure. Tht- people did not gel
out to the prininies. The entire cost
of a campaign is more than the ad
vp'imges of the nicaMue will war
rant. One member is considering tho
Intrcdutiio:! of a bill frdng every
voer who does not appear at (he
polls t;u pn'mary day or on general
knhl's amendment to tlw law pro
vides thai the state cc-ivenlion shall
he h.eli the last Tuesday or July in
older that It lify frame a platform
belt iv ihe candidates fi'c applications
for office. In at'dhlon In thi he
would hive the ci inmitiets, couniy,
t oagref onal. judicial and state, se
lected according to a plan arranged
by th stale committee of earn party.
These nit (hods need not be similar
in each pari v. The slate convention
shall select the slate committee, ami
shr.ll issue a platform. It shall not cn
'.lor.se any candidates for any office.
The d'iegii t's to tli statu, convention
titill le selected by the county com
mit toe, but shall not he one from
tath county, but shall he apportioned
by th'. state committee according to
the vole t ast for presided' lal doctor
at. tin.' In.-d presidential election.
Bank Guaranty Law.
Democratic leulers conferred with
Mr. Iliyan and Ciovernor Shallen-
1 1 rger and ngretd uiion the pri.icip.il
provbiioiis of the bank guaranty law
thai Is to be passed by the iogisla
'ttre, There were present Sena or
Volpo end toure seiifntve (luf, chair
men of the senate and hein-e banking
ct niniiiiei s, and sevend leading meni
hen of both house;!. The bill which
Mr. Hi van w is hes passed will be p.
ct;tni uh-ory act ami for infineJIato
payment eve i as distinguished from
Koiipioc Volpp's thirty-day payment
I'tovsitn. it huving been ir.;press-d
oi. the monikers that this Is necis
sary, and Mr. I try in - desires losses
hhall be mntle gotal (lie tr.initiit the
1 ank r nnnot'be' chockt d up.--' The hill
inust also have a tix e(u;il tfi 1 per
cuit in the average ci -nosits untl the
n.axiiiiuiii levy In any one year mus'
Vol exceed 2 pt r cent of the deposits
1 in t mordent cs. I he money is to lie
reioe:ted n ihe banks and they are
lo furnish securities to the sttate for
Letters Seeking Information.
I.e ti'i-s are being received by Secre
tary of State Junkln freni ;:ll parti
ct the rurally asking for copks of the
bill providing for tli." cleetion of
I'nitid Sta'cs senator.', by direct vote
and fcr the guaranty of bank deposiis
The fecretary of the democratic slate
committor ef New York has wrliten
for a copy of the banking bill, lndi
tating tl'.n his state has troubles in
this line. Inasmuch a-;- Ihe hU'.A itave
noi yet been passed aatl there Is some
(U.'Ul.l whether the senatorial pr'ni.tiy
law will be enacted, the measures are
held lor the pic.-ent and not lifted
N't ti It-ten of ("lav ha:, hit rotl'itvd
a ' I I ,o wi;e on' the attachment l .w
j'li - ' d by the !as sos. ion of the leg ir
idic re. lie would have s'xty davs'
wa'.es ..f the head ol a lanal.v exeiniu
Iroin garni; hiuoio. attachment or exe
cution, '.I'ovldeil In.. I such head of n
f.:m.i.-' is :tt:t i boat to leave ho sta'"
vi''i tleiils unpa'd. The last loislptutv
pn. i ;;i'.ed lit" law so iliel only4 !t) per
Kill is evenrii from atl;i'iin.,t. I'n
tier the provisions of Ihe law oi l;ei'
inui h work for jiisi.ct- cur's hr.s
iirhen thiough attachment en wages.
Aimed .'.t Through Tr.-.in-.
A hill win be i.itrotliie. , ia t;;,
iii t.vidlii'; thai .all lr;t".is r;.
In.: a;-.-011401' s shall pi.ividr ,-ae r..r.
at b ast. In which there .'hull be eon -r.itt.'iile
.Mais for pasta .ig r . :er vin'.i
no ex'ni charge is i.t !. Tiibt T i I i j.;
.ir.t .1 directb' i'.' (he titviugii train i
which now c.nr" crAy r.iM'nan n iv.
but wimli st'-: it division :'t:tions.
Ti.e .bill .'s in tho !r.'T : t
tliUclliii; tilt II v. h.o have -on sy , ; lil
l-i'il'.l'.'S ol Ipl .i".i. i !,!:(, II! ;-.;niiir, lo
I iu cl-argo.., Lil' hc.l' i on tit..e
- - -
Tho 01 li Measure Relating to Public
This measure, introduced by Olllt
or Valley, who is chairman of tho
coininlitt o on railroads In the senate,
embraces the best feature of the Wis
consin pud other laws, and is con-t-ldered
to comply with the demands
made by the democratic platform
and is endorsed by prominent men
who have the very best interests of
tho stale in this matter in mind and
purpose. The 1 lil provides that in
employing professional and expert as
sist auee In making: the physical valu
tuion of pulilc service corporations,
the governor's approval must be ob
tained, thus placing a check on the
number and kind of help that may lie
used by the railway commission un
der whos'o supervision the valiiat'on
b: made. When a physical valuation
Is made, a time not less than thirty
days nor more than sixty d3ys from
the daf ' of notice, when any corpora
tion by its representatives may ap
pear antl give reasons for lowering
or raising, or in any way modifying
the vahiatlt.il of such properly; nnd,
it' the commission deems the evnlenoe
sofiiiient. It may modify its own
In the senate attention was called
lo the house resolution asking for the
appointment of a conference commit
tee on the bill fcr the physical valiia
t'on of railroads and other public ser
vice oorporaiii ns and tiaying that it
had iX'cn sent lo the desk. Tho sec
it tufy then read the resolut'on pre
senied by Senator Ollln of Valley,
who, in making the motion for the ap
pointment cf the committee, naitl there
might be some- quest Ion as to whether
the oonslitiiiif n provided for the com
mittee, but he believed it warranted
and might, he a means of economy of
time ami money and he moved Its
adoption. After some discussion the
resolution Carried and the coinmltleo
t n railways, of which he is chairman,,
was appointed as" the conference oom-niittee.
Taxation cf Mortgages. !
This is ti measure introduced by
Mr. Taylor of York. It was recom
mended to the judiciary committee,
niter it had been discussed in the
committee of Ihe whole, the author
etiiisetillng to a further investigation
of it by thp committee.
Wibnn of I'olk county led the fight
against the bill, basing his' objections
te ii on his experience in California
for four years as a banker. Cali
fornia has such a law. Mr. Wilsion In
sisted that where tin? mortgages were
taxed, invariably the rate of interest
on loans-, was fixed suflllek-ntly high
o cover what the holder of thr- mort
gage would have to pay. No fieurflt
theioforo accrued to the person who
owned (he equity in the real estatp.
In arguing for his bill Mr. Taylor
gave Illustrations of what occurs un
der the present revenue law. A per
son hnd $2.H'iO previous to ihe visit of
the assessor ' nnd another" party
owned a JinJbH) farm. The day tho
assessor is tine the man with llit"
?.ihi( pays that amount on the farm
and gives the owner a mortgage, for
$ 18,ono. The man then pays (axes on
t ;e $2,(ioo he ha received and the
SS.or!) no' ho received from tho
owner of the farm, while the man who
bought the farm pays taxes on that
at a valiiat'on of $l".(it)0. He insisted
this Is double taxation. Mr. Taylor
to-smctl the house that Ills bill was
a copy of the California law, which,
he said, had been held (onsliiutioml
He went' further nnd said Ciovernor
Sheldon hut! looked into the matter
can fully and his investigations were
to the effect lha( Massachusetts antl
rilicr Mates hnd practically tho same
law and the preposition hnd proven
Must Not Coerce Employes.
Cccrcion antl Intimidating by em
ployers of labor will be thing of the
pas-t m Nebraska elections if a hill
by Ilov.nfaii of Nuckolls, introduced in
the house (r passed by the legislature.
The bill is short and to the point. It
forbids any employer, under pain cf a.
$ICii line tr a forty day Jail sentence,
usljig apy means to influence the ae
tteii of his employe either by threat
en'ng d'sniissiil or promising to close
down the business. Karly action on
the idl s anticipated.
fieporto of Corporations.
Sna'or ritzpaiiick has introduced a
I ill f'-r an annual report of p.ll cor
petal. ons and ii these ropeiis arc not
f; lih.t ol.lillg then the t orportttlon
ciiiiiiers are to ftirfeited. An a'.inua!
fee Is nbi required from. $10 to $2"),
v hieh v.tuil I ntltl, perhaps, $l,noo a
yc".i' to the i"voiiuo of the Mate. Tho
hiil wa: I'ecep.i.irnded In the govern
: f's n;t ssage.
Lincoln Memorial in Senate, k
A committee of the senate haa been
appeinteil io colder with a conimlitee
from i he reuse p.tid (he (h'aiitl Army
of the Hepubli'c. to arrange for a Lin
cola ri.' "l'crii'.l service to be held In
tli" senate chamber, February 12, the
Hud uuniversarv of Llneoln'tt birth.
Railroads Committee Meets,
The railroads committee of
hc.i'.-o i oiiMilflvd two niellSllt'es
had been referred to it for considera
tion and rein tied thai hoin . mdefl
nifly postponed. These bills were one
l Kvae.sor ILuellii n, which required
rail. (i 'ds to neeept Ihe V.i-ighls of
shipper when ihcy have no railroad
real s m f.e point of shipment, and
lie tht t leahim: them absolutely nobles
I'M' I'tiV ;-!;iin! i;o sdiown Tim iilim-
jit i:at!'-ei .-, . in to ( cuupt I ull tall
I maiU where I vvo or morn run thrtiiiglt
1 the same c'ty lo niiiintnlii depots.
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