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PIATISMOUTH HEWS HER41D
R. 0. WATTERS, Business Manager
Epitome of the Most
Gathered From All
Points of the Globe.
, WASHINGTON NOTES.
The house of representatives voteil
$750,000 for unity purposes, of which
$500,000 con bo used for lmilillng air
ships. Senator Aldrloh presented in Hie
senate a bill relating to the re-enlistment
or ndgro jsoldlers discharged on
account of the Hrownsvllle affair, and
all Republican senators accepted It in
lieu of other measure that have been
Negotiations between Venezuela and
the United States were brought to a
standstill by Inability to agree as to
arbitration of some of the American
Christian , Rudowltz, the Russian
refugee whose extradition was refused
by Secretary Hoot, was released from
jail at Chicago.
The house of representatives adopt
ed the special committee report recom
mending the expunging Trom the rec
orda of the recent speech of Mr. Wll-
lett of New York denunciatory of Pres
ident Roosevelt. 'The house passed
the post office appropriation bill, car
President Roosevelt asked congress
to appropriate money to raise the
wreck of the old battleship Maine. He
also named a commission to consider
the reorganization of the navy.
M. Lopuklne. former director of po
lice of Russia, has been arrested on a
charge of high, treason. It is alleged
that he betrayed' government secrets
Former Secretary of State Kllhu
Root Is taking the baths at Hot
Springs. Ark., where he will remain
until time to assume his duties as sen
ator from New York.
Kdward Lauterbach has sued the
city of New York for $150,000 for the
death of his son in an automobile ac
cident. Warden Armstrong of the state
prison at Jackson. Mich,, was arrested
on a charge of accepting a bribe.
Mrs. Jnmes Harry of Sharon, Pa.,
confessed that she murdered her hus
band becauso lie scolded her.
President-elect Taft arrived on the
isthmus and visited the site of the
Frank P. Glazier, former state treas
urer of Michigan, was found guilty
by a Jury In Judge Wlcst's court of
misappropriating $085,000 of the
George Christie, son of former King
Milan of Servia uud at one time a
claimant to the Servian throne, has ac
cepted an engagement to sing in a
Pudapcst cafo for ten dollars a day.
Malcolm R. Patterson was Inaugur
ated for his second term as governor
The Right Hon. John Sinclair, who
has been secretary for Scotland shiee
1905, has been raised to the peerage.
The administration of Thomas P.
Lewis, president of the I'nited Mine
Workers of America, was supported by
the delegates to the national conven
tion In Indianapolis. A roll call showed
1,(127 approving and 1,054 dissenting.
Secretary Taft Inspected Hie Culo
bra cut and approved the Gnlun dam
of the Panama ranal.
The supreme court of the I'nited
Slates decided against the wall paper
trust in a suit filed against lewis
Voight. & Sons, jobbers of Cincinnati.
Jacob F. Ginellch. Republican, was
Inaugurated as lieutenant governor of
Missouri, following a recount of the
votes by the legislature.
A resolution declaring against 'Jap
anese Immigration was Introduced in
the Nevada legislature and President
Roosevelt was censured for his stand
on the matter.
In a fire among a fleet of Chinese
flower boats at least 250 men lost their
lives, being burned or drowned.
The attorney general of Venezuela
has begun preparations to sue former
President Castro for the plot to assas
Herman Hilllk is now convict No.
1.139 at the penitentiary In Joliet,
where he is n member of the force
The navy department opened bids
for locating a wireless tower at Wash
ington for communicating with ships
at sea. to the distance of 3,000 miles.
Fire nearly destroyed the town of
Milton. Fin., causing a loss of $200,000,
Two banks and the city hall were
among the buildings destroyed.
The McCormlck estate is to build a
$2,000,000 skyscraper on the site of the'
Victoria hotel, on Michigan boulevurd,
Fire In St. Paul destroyed half a
ciu7.cn buildings and threatened the
business district, The loss was $il00.-000,
The New York senate adopted a res
olutlon expressing admiration for the
heroic services rendered by the Mar
coui operator on board the steamship
Republic during the collision with the
Florida, and by tho officers and crews
of the colliding steamships, the
steamer Haltlc. the revenue cutter
Gredhani and the derelict destroyer
Ownera of the steamers Republic
and Florida both began suits for dam
ages In Ihe court of admiralty at New
York, the White Star line asking
The French government decided to
give a special medal to Jack Illnns,
wireless operator on the lost steamer
The Tuiko-Hulgurlaii deadlock over
the amount of money to be paid be
cause of llulgaria's declaration of Inde
pendence bus been settled on a plan
proposed by Russia.
Fulling to give bond, F. R. McDon
ald, deposed secretary-treasurer of the
Illinois-Indiana council, No. 4. Interna
tional I'nlon of Electrical Workers,
went to Jail on a charge of larceny, as
In preparation for the observation of
the Lincoln centenary at. the birth
place, of the unanelputor, near Hodg
enville, Ky., the cabin In which Lin
coln was born was removed to the me
Without amendment the senate
passed the house bill making Febru
ary 12, l!o:i, the one nuiiurormi anni
versary of the birth of Abraham Lin
coln a legal holiday and recommend
ing lis celebration throughout the
George llusse, brother of Mayor
Russe of Chicago, who accidentally
shot and killed Mrs. Lucius Tucker
man, was exonerated by the coroner's
Jury which Investigated the tragedy.
Gust Johnson, who crawled seven
miles through know, is In an Omaha
hospital in a critical condition. One
hand and foot have been amputated.
Two children of Nathaniel Work
man, living near Lexington, Ky., were
burned to deuth when bis house whs
destroyed by lire.
Bloodhounds were put on the trail
of burglars who stole $3,500 worth of
jewelry from W. H. Poole's store In
The widow of Father John of Kron-
stadt, the well known Russian priest
who died about a month ago in St.
Petersburg, has been given a yearly
pension or $2,000.
The supreme court of the I'nited
States denied the application of the
Consolidated Gas Company of New
York for a rehearing. The case in
volved the validity of the 80-cent gas
Commissioner of Immigration Keefe
issued Invitations to more than a
score of labor leaders to meet in
Washington February 10, to discuss
matters pertaining to the welfare of
C. II. Labodie of South Mend. Ind
has arranged to file suit In behalf of
the l.abodie heirs to recover the she
of Walkervllle. Cunada. The suit will
Friends of C. W. Morse, the con
vlcted banker and former "Ice King"
of New York are preparing to peti
lion the I'nited Slates court to admit
him to ball. He is a prisoner in tin
tombs under a 15-year sentence to
In a tierce storm on Luke Michigan
car ferry No. to of the Pere Mar
quelle battled for 55 hours to reach
Milwaukee, the voyage usually taking
12 hours. The crew was nearly
President Roosevelt will lay tin
corner stone of the memorial hall to be
erected at llodgeville, Ky., the liirlb
place of Abraham Lincoln on Febru
ary 12. Several prominent men are to
I'nited Slates District Attorney
Stlmson told District Attorney Jerome
of New York to proceed with the pros
ecution of ihe libel cases growing out
of newspaper charges In connection
with the Panama canal scandal. Doug
las Rob'tuon, the president's brother
in-law probably will be the complain
Dr. Fred peacock, a physician of
Cathlnuiit, Wash., was shot by Mrs.
Mmlclsmc Lonutahie. mother, of a
young girl who died in a hospiial un
der tvngle circumstances.
Tile relailons between President Go
Inez and Vice-President Zayns of Cuba
became seriously strained over tht
appointment of a man to (ill the post
of chief of the secret police.
A furious storm of snow, sleet and
rain, accompanied by a wind which in
places reached a velocity of 75 miles
nn hour, held the I'nited Stales In Its
grasp from ihe eastern slope of the
Rockies to Detroit and from the Cana
dlan boundary to southern Texas. The
storm brought with It loss of life, in
juries to many persons, suffering to
live stock, delay to rnllroad trains, tie
up of street car service, partial paraly
sis of telegraph service, destruction of
telephone lines and generul damage
Cabling from Peking, tho corre
spondent of the Times says that the
Infant Chinese emperor is suffering
from confluent smallpox.
Fire destroyed most of the small
towns of Portal and Kermit, N. I).
John ltedford, accused of the mur
der of Oscar Hognnson, a young farm
er at Marengo, 111., the latter part of
last October, pleaded guilty In the
county court at Woodstock, III. He
was given an indeterminate sentence
by Judge Donnelly.
. Tin suit of the Salvation Army In
the United Stntes against the Ameri
can Salvation Army to enjoin the lat
ter organization from the use of Us
name and from publishing the paper
called "The American Salvation Army
War Cry," was dismissed by Justice
O'Gorman In the supreme court of
USD 111 BILL;
APPROPRIATION FOR AERONAUT
ICS IS REDUCED.
HOUSE REVERSES ITS ACTION
Provision for Automobiles for Use of
President Stricken from Urgent
Washington. The 3iou.se locked
horns Tuesday will, the senate on the
question of automobiles for the White
House and refused to accept an
atnendnn-nt to the urgent deficiency
bill striking out the appropriation of
$12,(Mi'l for that purpose. The bill was
sent to conference after a humorous
debate in which several members took
occasion to refer to the bodily pro
portions of tie- president-elect.
The hopes of the army for sufficient
money to continue Its experiments in
aeronautics were blasted when the
house reconsidered Its action of last
week and by a vote of almost two to
one withdrew the Increase of $500,
000 then made. After undergoing th!s
and other amendments the army ap
propriation bill was passed and con
sideration of the agricultural bill im
Under license of debate on the lat
ter measure Mr. Kelfer made an ex
haustive speech in support of his bill
for a ship canal from Toledo to Cin
cinnati along the Miami and Erie
.r. Ansberry of Ohio spoke in ad
vocacy of a shlu canal from Chicago
to Toledo, and Mr. Larrlnaga. del
egate from Porto Rico, urged a duty
on other than Porto Rlcan coffee en
tering the United States.
Tomorrow week is the tentative
date set for the house to act on the
proposal to regulate the Interstate
shipments of Intoxicating liquors. Con
sideration of the revision of the penal
code then will be resumed and the
first subject to come up will be the
After several conferences with
Speaker Cannon, Representative Wht-
son, the republican "whip; Chairman
Moon of the revision committee and
others, Representatives Humphreys
( Miss.) and Miller (Kan) have pre
pared a, new bill. This will be offer
ed by Mr. Humphreys as a substitute
for his' amendment to the original bill
offered before the holidays.
The new bill, which has the sanc
tion of ti e leaders on bott- sides of
the house, is practically the same as
tho Knox bill, which passed tho sen
ate eardly in this congress.
The iiill strives to accomplish the
marking of the contents of vessels.
the making certain of the delivery of
intoxlcntlug liquor only to bona fiile
consigner's and not to fictitious per
sons and drainst. the prevention of
delivery of liquors p o. d.
All these regulations apnly only to
Interstate shipments, railroad com-
I'linlep, express companies and other
common carriers being punishable for
PULLING OUT ITS FANGS
Oregon House Likely to AmenH Sen
sorial Election Law.
Salem. Ore. Ry ; margin of one
vole, Speaker McArthur voting in the
affirmative, the favorable report of
the commit lee on elections on the bill
making it a misdemeanor to take a
pre-election pledge, was adopted by
the house. The bill is aimed at state
ment No. 1 in use during the last two
elections for Vnited States senator
and which resulted in Ihe forced elec
tion by a republican legislature of
Governor E. Chamberlain, democrat,
to ihe United Slates senate.
Banker Salmon Is Set Free.
Jefferson City, Mo. Tne supreme
court cf Missouri prnctrally freed
Harvey W. Salmon, a former banker
if Clinton, Mo., by reversing the de
cision n ialnst him on a charge of re
ceiving money in his bank when he
knew it to he insolvent.
Receiver for Publishing House.
Chicago, 111. The American Trust
and Savings bank was appointed re
ceiver for the Winona Publishing
company of this city, by Judge K
M. l.andis, in the federal court. Lia
bilities $70,000; assets, $23.Mi().
Panama The Pacific Mail steamer
Newport, used on Tuesday for the
first time the new Pacific entrance to
the cnnal, which has been dredged
to a depth of thirty-five feet. Only
a few persons witnessed the depar
ture of the boat, which left the dock
and steamed to the right of Naos
tvbeil, ploughing through the new
Sanitarium for Red Men.
Hot Springs, Ark. The local lodge
of the Improved Order of Red Men
has purchased the Hurling! on hotel,
which is fo be rebuilt and made n
national sanitarium for the members
of the order In America.
Thurston Before Committee.
Washington- Former Viiiiel States
Senator Thurston vt Nebraska and
former Representative Lacey of Iowa
appeared before the house committee
on claims Tuesday to present the
claims of various American, English
and German insurance companies
amount ing to $s2,ooo on account of
losses in Hawaii. In Its efforts to
stamp out the bubonic plague several
years ago In Hawaii the government
burned down certain buildings on
which the companies were compelled
to pay the Insurance
CAPITAL BIT NEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST AROUND THE
VHE WORKOF THE LAW MftKERS
Legislative Facts and Cosslp News
of the State Capital.
Mill Levy to Be Definite.
Case of Frontier, chairman of the
committee on universities and nor
mal schools, Introduced a bill em
bodying the Ideas suggested by State
Treasurer Brian 'n his' annual report.
The bill provides that instead of levy
ing the one mill tax for universities
as is now done without any reference
to the amount involved, the state
treasurer and state auditor shall place
!i5 per cent of the cash amount of
Ihe levy to the account of the uni
versity fund and that the school may
not thereafter draw more than is In
the treasury in its fund. One clause
of the bill reads substantially as fol
lows: "When the grand assessment
roll of the state is made up each
year tho state auditor and the state
treasurer shall place to the credit of
tho university fund 95 per cent of the
face of the returns on the levy. They
shall also place to the credit of the
university fund $30,000 as the a mount
to be used from the delinquent taxes
collected under the levies prior to the
year 1900. Warrants not exceeding
the amount of credits specified in this
s-ctlon shall be drawn by the auditor
ou certificates presented by the board
of regents and the warrants shall bo
paid by the state treasurer."
This change is suggested by the
stale treasurer and is endorsed by ox
State Treasurer Mortenscn to nvoid
a situation now- full of trouble to the
treasurer. As the law now stands the
auditor is forced to draw warrants
whenever the claim Is presented by
the board of regents no matter wheth
er the collections on the university
levy are behind the expenditures or
not. liecause of this situation due to
the appropriation for the university
being a mill levy and not a specific
sum the state school often overdraws
Its account and the money is paid out
of other funds, awaiting the collec
tions that are really intended to moot
the expenses of the university. This
does not mean that the state school
exceeds finally the amount appropriat
ed for its use, but that collections and
disbursements are not always paral
lel. i l
COLONEL M. A. BATES
Editor of the Plattsmouth Journal and
Float Representative from Cass
and Otoe Counties.
National Guard Otficert Held Meeting.
On the call of Cel. J. ('. H.irlK'ui.
adjutant general, the olllccrs of the
X. N. O., met in Lincoln Tuesday and
the affairs of the guard threshed on;
In a number of interesting discus
sions. The antagonism that has exisi
ed between the adjutant general and
the guard officers has been smoothed
away in part and the commendation
of the adiutant iiener-il's l-.ollcv Inrli.
cueii tnat tne nest or harmony would
prevail In the guard. The following
w...i, in nt-it- en-i-ieo. riesiueni. ( apt.
.1. "ing oi umana: nrst vice presi-
uent, .Maj. Walilon. I'.eiiirlee; s-cond
vice president. Capl. S. K. noy 0r
Wymore; secretary, Col. J. A. Stnreb.
nf Fullerton; treasurer. Mulor II. .l!
Paul of St. Paul. These officers and
Col. A. H. Falconer or Omaha and
Maj. W. T. Haehr r Omaha, consii
tute the executhe committee.
To Puni3h Nepotism.
Senator Fuller f.f Kmviml U ilir. in.
thor of n bill that is designed to put !
the ban of the law on nepotism. It
provides that all persons hoMlns leg!:;. '
tative. executive, ministerial or ju
dicial positions in Hie state, city,
county or municipality will he sub
jected to a line and removal from of
fice if they appoint relatives to any
clerkship, position or employment lii
Ihe places over which the preside or
form a part of. It provides that I his
shall apply to any appointment or
any vote for any appointment of a
rolntlvn Tit i,i-.m-..i,( I
" e - " " j"" i um m
rn hi ivmuve tnrougn nie non-vot-
! . . , "-r. provision is nn.ie
nnvVu nt f nv , ' , ' V' "'"
payment of nn claim for employment
u.. .. i . inoniiini ii.
Nebraska State Debt.
S!;;te Treasurer Hrlan bus Jusi com
piled a report that shows the debt nf
the state of 'Nebraska before any war
rants for appropriations made by this
legislature, have boon paid out, 'to !
f ::ss.1 t;o.tt.ri. considering all the state
funds. The warrants for salaries for
the employes of the legislature will
probably start coming Saturdav.
Kenrney Man Is Steward.
Governor Shallenberger eppoinie,!
W, S. Austin of Kearney M bo stew
ard of the Industrial school at Kearney.
Oldham to Contest.
W. D. Oldham of Kearney was Wed
nesday appointed by Governor Shal
lenbergcr as a Judge cf the Nebraska
supreme court, in place of Silas A.
Holcomb, previously named for the
place, who had filed his declination
in writing. The selection of Oldham
was ur.nounml after Governor Shal
lonberger had summoned him to Lin
coin and conferred wlih him upon tin
matter of a proceeding to determine
whether the Appointees of ex-Governor
Sheldon or those of the present
executive are entitled to seats upon
the high bench.
The appointment of Oldham is made
for the term ending in January, 1910.
It Is his Intention to Institute a quo
warranto suit in the supreme court
attacking the olliciul tenure of Judge
J. R. Dean, whom Sheldon appointed
for the same term and who Is now
acting as a member of the court.
This will furnish the test case de
sired by Senator Ransom, the mov
ing spirit In (lie legislative recall
va.js, Governor Shallenberger and
other party leaders.
To Uncover Credits.
Neils Johnson of Hurt county has
Introduced a bill which Is calculated
to uncover credits that now escape
taxation, such as mortgages and notes,
lie provides in his bill that all such
credits dated before April 1 of each
year must bear the stamp of the pre
cinct assessor where the holder lives.
All Siirh crediis which are not so
stamped shall be non-collect Ible af
ter June 30, unless the holder goes
to the county assessor, pays the tax
on the notes, plus 20 per cent penalty,
and then secures the stamp of the
assessor. Mr. Johnson has submitted
his plan fo various state officials and
has their endorsement. State Treas
urer Brian says it is essential to main-
lain equality of assessment, and aids
In uncovering hidden credit. Attorney
Generr.l Thompson says. "It will ma
terially assist In securing the listing
of all credits for tavation." W. H
Cow-gill, railway commissioner, gives
the bill his approval, and W. J. Bryan
says of It: "I approve of the principle
embodied In the measure.
Approves Bill to Protect Quail.
A measure providing for a closed
season for prairie chickens and quail
until October 1, 1912, or for three
years, Wednesday afternoon passed
the senate after it had been rejected
by the game committee. Senntor Gam
mill, the new senator from Frontier
county, won the applause of the gal
leries and the votes of the senator
when he pload'd for the protection of
the birds in the interests of agrleul
ture. Mr. Gammill declared that he
had seen game so nunurous in his
district that one could kill thousands
of birds In a day and that now one
would drive miles without seeing a
single chicken. If the farmers were
lo be protected from grasshoppers
and similar Inseci pests he pleaded
tint the game must be preserved
When the measure was killed in the
committee and seemed to be lost in
the upper house the senator from
Frontier saved It and It was passed
wlih a large majority.
Sullivna Accepts the Appointment.
Judge J. J. Sullivan Thursday for
many accepted his appointment as
supremo judge before Governor Shal
lerluTgor. Judge Root and Fawcett
(:'.(.(! their acceptances Wednesday so
lluit the entire force appointed by
Governor Shallenberger has now com
plied wlih his wishes. One of the
Sheldon appointees now on the bench
ucct pf'-d long ago. So far as accept
antes of appointments are concerned
the supreme court now has nine mem
Ikts. As a mailer of fact, however
ueitler Judge Oldham nor Judge Sul
man will nmUe any attempt lo as
s it their rights until the court has
made a derision in Ihe proposed quo
Proposed Joint Guaranty Bill.
The joint committee on banks anr
currency .which is at work on a bill
to giiai ;.nty bank deposits A said to
have outlaw d iis plans for a new
bill which will be introduced as
join! eommlti-e bill. It is announced
that the proposed bill will providt
for imniei'.iiite payment of losses and
banks ''111 be compelled to pay n tax
not to excei (i . per cent for any one
r;,r. The t:tx shall be 1 per cent
t' e l ist year and after that one-lenth
1 of 1 p-r cent, except when the fund
! su raised becomes depleted. In that
I event tne muMmum tax of 2 per cent
may lie levied. There is
to the tctnl amount of the fund to
Want New State School.
I lie .Neiiraska association for tho
protection of the blind has drawn
bill for the erection of a new stntp
institution, a luminal training school
lor the blind. The school Is to be lo
eated by the stale officers, anil build
ings are to bo erected ni a cost of
S.IO.OOO. Th Idea Is that the institute
nil Nebraska City Is for the education
of the blind, while tite proposed school
is lo train them for self-support
ihrnusli the use of their bands.
Two Experiment Stations.
The house committee on finance
ways and means has recommended tho
passage of two bills for the establish
ment or experiment stations, those
of Unshoe cf Kimball and Can- of
Kya I'nhii. KiH'h rarriB with it an
movides for k, .:, u-,.Kt nf .h i.c.i
, ,,,.srop ,)f olic,mo. This would be in
I ""Wretch or land north of Crndo.
The other Is to be established In the
i nort ivvostein !,;. r M.o
Nebraska May Leave Conference.
t'oiiMornailon reigns .lu the rank!"
of the students of the state univer
sity over tho announcement that the
rull'.i:; recently in title by the Missouri
v:.ev conference iu
trainli:;? table would
itinttkMitt I hn
ever it Is the general sentiment
mound school that the ruling will be
taken up nt a Inter meeting In June
and the fight catrled to an end. It Is
certain tiiat Kansas and Nebraska
will ic'iiso to submit to the new rul
ing. Tho .layhnwlwer school Is as v it
al intore-tod m the matter as N
ulifkn . -
IBB 1 BRIEF
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
ALL SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPON
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given ,
Due Consideration. :
The Midwest Life of Lincoln sells
life Insurance to priTdent, thrifty ami
sensible men and women. Write for
Norfolk has entered the race lor
the new state normal school.
A new Catholic chlurch Is to he built
at Crab Orchard.
In a debating contest between At
kinson and O'Neill tho former won.
Four new rooms have been fitted
up lu l-aliuury to aecommouaie in
creased school attendance.
Petitions have been freely signed
in Grand Island for paving mo
A "Made in Lincoln" exposition.
will be held In the Capital city in
Legislators visited Ueatrico to look
over the conditions of tho feeble
Hastings school facilities are Inade
quate an steps will be taken to pro
vide more room.
An effort will be made to land tho
annual encampment of the Nebraska
G. A. R. in Falrbury for 1910.
The Odd Fellows of Chappell arr-
putting up a substantial building with
hall above and stores below.
Farmers should all have telephones.
WYite to us and learn how to get the
best service for the least money.
Nebraska Telephone Company, 18th
and Douglas streets, Omaha. "Um
Miss Bennie Talbott. of Omaha, 22
years old, ended her life with a pis
tol a few days ago. She had been dis.-
nppointed In a love affair.
A Merrick County legislator blew
out the gas In Lincoln lodging house
and would have been asphyxiated had
the discovery not been made.
While two soldiers at Ft. Robinson
were engaged in a friendly scuffle,
when by some means one of them
was fatally shot.
The Furnas County Teachers' asso
ciation meeting was the largest ever
held, 121 teachers being In attend
ance. During cold weather Ice havestlng
was vigorously prosecuted, though In
few Instances was a full crop se
cured. William Carr & Sons of Tecumseti
have been awarded the contract for
about $5,000 worth of grading on the
tracks of the Otoe county speed as
sociation at Nebraska City.
The committee appointed to solict
subscriptions to the stock of the pro
posed canning factory at West Point
have completed their canvass with
very satisfactory results.
Robbers enferred the Swattz &
Fgelston general store In Alma and
made a gateway wlih several over
coats and suits, leaving clothing
scattered about the store.
Sheriff McCleery has offered a per
sonal reward of $50 each for the ar
test of John Kaffer and Charles An
derson, who broke out of tho Adams
county jail two weeks ago.
K. F. Marshall bad about sixty-five,
cottonwood trees on his farm west
of Plattsmouth, and had them cut
down and sawed into lumber. They
were large trees and made 38,009 feet.
Fifty Hungarian partridges were
received at Valentine an dare kept la
M. V. Nicholson's yard until warm
weather when they will bo turned
loose along the hanks of the Mlnne
chaduza to propagate.
The Grain-Alfalfa milling company
has been Incorporated, at Nebraska
City, with a capital stock of $200,000.
The Incorporators are H. H. Hanks.
Walter McNamara, Gilbert Hanks,
John Johnson and L. F. Jackson.
Tho Sutton Electric Light and Pow
er Co. has been purchased and en
larged by the Jacob Sack Lumber Co.,
besides being reorganized and Incor
porated. The capital stock is $25,000
It Is housed In a new building.
The Cass County Commissioner
rire making a trip over the roads ar,d
examining the bridges In tho western
and central portion of the county to
ascertain the amount of work neces
sary to be done this spring.
During the last year the building
improvements In Alma amounted to
$(15,000. Eleven residences were built,
a fine Catholic church, one cement
Mock office building and Implement
warehouse and a large cement auto
At David City Jane White was
bound over to the district court to
answer to the charge of manslaugh
ter. Miss White had been arrested
on the charge of Infanticide for drop
ping a baby from a Rurllngton pass
enger train on the morning of Decem
ber 23. 190S.
Hert Taylor, the Mindon murderer.
Is now In the penitentiary nt Lin
coln for safe keplng until his trial.
At Grand Island the other day
Fred P. Walgrew ended his troubles
and thirst for drink by nddlng a
two-ounce vial of carbolic ncid ta a
glass of beer that he drank. He was
- 1 1',ad in ho"r
A fPHTV wiM Hum f mi nil If vtn v lt
an old deserted claim shack, living
entirely upon baked potatoes, Is the
latest deep mystery for Valentine.
The man was discovered by Frank,
Bowman, foreman of Metr. brothers'
rtnch about nix mlls north of Cody.j