The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, February 15, 1909, Image 6
PlAIHMOUIIInfWS-IIIRUD R. O. WATTERS, Business Manager plattsmocth. NEBRASKA AS TOLD IS A LI A DOILING DOWN OF THE NEWS OF THE DAY. MENTIONED IN SMALL SPACE The Busy Reader Can Absorb .in Few Moments a Good Deal of Information. Congress. A Mil relieving Frontier county. Ne braska, farmers has been favorably reported. Via blent Roosevelt vetoed the sen ate bill authorizing the secretary of the navy to niitigalo or remit tho pruritics of loss or citizenship Imposed upon deserters from the army and navy. The objection is based upon the infringement, of the executive'H power of pardon. For nearly six hours the house of representatives discussed the hill materially changing the methods of administering the Panama canal zone mid const met ini; the canal. Amend ments almost, without number were aimed nt the measure, hut with one or two exceptions they failed of adop tion! Secretary Carlleld sent to congress 1od;iy at the direct Inn of the presi dent the draft or a hill providing for the disposal of all unallotted land Pi the Omaha Indian reservation In Ne braska. The "Insurgent" resolution mm tid ing the rules, presented In the hnue recently, was sbmod by twenty-nine republicans, including all from Ne braska, and Hubbard. Hepburn and llaugheti of Iowa. Judge Norrls of Nebraska, whose amendment wan adopted by the Insurgent conference In relation to curtailing the power of the speaker as to the appointment of committees, said that he dl.l not look for anv action on the resolution at, this session.. An attempt will be made next session of congress to at tint change (he Interstate commerce law. President Roosevelt sent another Veto message to the house. With it he returned without approval a bill which would advance In rank Lieu tenant Commander Kenneth McAlplne nf the navy. Representative l lull appeared before- the public lauds committee of the bouse to advocate the passage of S bill for the establishment or a new land district In South Dakota, with headquarters nt I.ebeau. The com mittee, of the house has ordered a ravorable report and Ihls practically secures the passage of the bill by both houses of congress at this session. Senator Allison or Iowa was eulog ized by members of the senate r.t u special memorial session. The house passed u number of amendments to the national bank ruptcy law. Senator Newlands of Nevada urges national legislation to deal with the Japanese question. Wednesday the senate and house nn t In joint, session to declare the re sult of the presidential vote. Senator Hurkett has received com plaints from attorneys in Nebraska nirainst the delay of cases In some divisions of the federal court by reason of the law providing all Issues r p. lawsuit must he tried In the division where they original The senate agreed to the confer ence on the urgent deficiency hill. It carries $15n,ono to continue the light on foot and mouth disease. The president Vetoed the bill pro vldine for the next census because it Ignored the competitive system. General. Taft was received Willi lmielt cere inonv on his arrival at New Orleans The Nebraska senate voted to tie cept Carnegie's pension fund for uni versity professors. The senate passed the bill reduc ing the salary of the secretary of Btate to fs.tlOu a year. Speaker Cannon refuses to consil rr a proposition to "elect him Cnlted States senator from Illinois. An Oregon state senator said Japan was "Jetting the Idea that the Cnited States was afraid of her. The body found burned in the Her man legation at Santiago, Chile, was not that of the Germnn minister. King I'd ward was nccorded the un usual honor of being made guest of the municipality or P.erlln. The I.emp divorce case nt St. I.ouls Is attracting more than can get in the court room. Czechs and Hermans had a collision in the Austrian parliament. The log cabin in which Lincoln was l.crn was dedicated by a large crowd and President Roosevelt laid the corner-stone for the Lincoln memorial at Ifodguuvlllc. Ky. The pno hundredth anniversary of lb" birth of Abraham Lincoln was observed till over the country on the 12!h. The llli.iels Central railroad hns liled a rnort tare on all its property to n'cttre Slin.ime.ooii Issue of refunding bonds. RejM r-titatlve Hepburn of Iowa de clares the reports Hat he will with draw frnta his contest against Senator Yi. 1). Jntniesou tire Ilea, lie will light tu a finish. There Is every pro ;perl the postal avin-.s l ank bill will be put through centres this session. ltobert T. Lincoln was an honored guest at Springfield; Abraham Uti le la's old home, uud William J. Uiyau delivered tku prliiciul address on Fiiday. Taft and Slu'rman were formally de dared elected president and 'vice president of the I'nlted St .tea. Presiilent-eh-et Taft was th guest of the citizens of New Orleans at an elaborate batuiuct. In the afternoon he addressed a mics merting of ne groes". Representative- levering charged in the house that, the charges of corrup t. on against President elect Taft, Wil liam NcImiii I'roiuw ell and others tiro the result of a blackmailing plot by which l was hoped to extort a large sum from Mr. Cromwell. Alderman Joseph Rollout of Chi cago, disiipiMilnted because his ward clill) rellised to emlnU'Se him, coJ.llllllt tcd suicide. Count AUdsiino, .lapauobt consul general, in a spec h at New York, said war talk does jiut leprosum the real sentiment of t2te people of Ja pan or the Cnlted States. . The Indiana hoiiso passed the bill repealing the county option law. Secretary Carlield wants an addi tional $i)ii,ini to prosecute Jand and timber thieves. The Danish riksdag approved treat ies of arbitration with the United States, Norway nnd Sweden. Jerry Howard has a bill in tho Ne braska leglslalurc to softregjtte Jap anese laborers in the pacVing houses. The Chinese of San Fninelsco com plain that the president discriminates In favor of the Japanese. Senator IlayiHT complained that the senate had no power under the Roose velt regime. President Roosevelt In ;i message sent to congress glva n reiwrt of the country life commission. France and (ierniany have entered Into an agreement entieornini; Mor occo. About twenty persons were killed by u storm which extended from the east Tennessee line to the Texas Panhandle. A special from Livingston. Mont., says that a theft, said to involve $50, (ion, has been discovered In that city, and a large number of conductors, brakonicn. engineers and firemen of the" Northern Pacific are nllced to be Involved. The American battleship fleet left (libraltar for the last Ian oil' the 4."v butt tulle ttiy around the warhl. The house passed Itcpivscntutlvo ioyd's bills enabling the Otmaha and .v'innebago Indians to protvet their rilml lands from overflow, said lauds being located within the boundaries of any drainage district in Nebraska. The Hritish premier lias a hard task to make the Income of the country meet the necessary expenditures. Importation that the government will carry out the survey plans of the Salt creek valley in Nebraska with out, any charge to the people con cerned has been dissipated. The gov ernment will bear the major part of the cost, but nbout five hundred dol lars must he contributed by the peo ple In the valley or the work will not he done. Washington. The hill to permit Omaha and Win nebago Indiana to drain their lands passed both houses. Senator Hurkett seeiis to secure denatured aiconoi still for Nebraska, university. Miss Martheiiii Harrison, grand daughter of the late ex-l"tesident Harrison nnd of the late Senator Akin Saunders of Omaha, led the cotillion at the fashionable Chevy Chase club ;ivon by a party of danc ing bachelors and benedicts. The senate concluded consideration of the District of Columbia appropria tion bill, carrying an aggregate of about eleven and a luilf millions of dollars. A conference report en the urgent deficiency hill was agreed to. It appropriates $12,UW for the "pur chase, care and maintenance of auto mobiles for the president," and $t.V). UUd to enable the secretary of agri culture to continue to combat the foot and mouth diseases In horses and ( at tie. The friends of Representative ,1. F. Royd of the Third Xeliraska dis trict will be pleased to learn that his wife, who vas taken ill a week after the commencement of the pres ent congress, has now almost re covered her health. Miss O. !,. I'adjjet of Laramie. Wyo.. has been appointed clerk in the forest service at Oiidon. I'tah. Moses (5. McNanghton of Hurling, ton, la., has been appointed guard at the Leavenworth, Kan., I'nlted States penitentiary. Personal. President Roosevelt. (letiernls Wright and Wilson, (lovernor Wilson ef Kentucky, former (lovernor Folk of Missouri and Hishop (Jalloway were sneakers at memorial exercises on Lincoln's farm nt llodgetivllle, Ky. Dr. Nathaniel S. Thomas of Phila delphia has been elected Fplseopnl bishop of Wyoming. The niakeuo of Tuft's cabinet. Is still in the dark and will so remain until March 4. Woman suffrage was killed in the Nebraska somite by a small vote, William If. Leavlti will come to America to fight the divorce proceed Ings of his wife, daughter ef William J. Hryan An effort will be made to make Sen ator Knox eligible to the ofllce of secretary of state. The name of Franklin MacVengh Is connected with the treasury part folio In the Taft cabinet. Senator Hurkett has accepted nn In vt'atiou of the Atlantic City Hoard ot Trade to speait tietore tnat mniy ut a bnuaurt on February 2". 1 PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT LAYS CORNERSTONE OF MEMORIAL Great Tent Spread Under Which Over Six Thousand People Attend Exercises. llotlgenville, Ky. Henceforth the, birthplace of Abraham Lincoln is to be marked by a pile of stone. The emancipator of a race, and, more than that, the liberator ;f the thought of a nation, builded his own nionumeat in the hearts of the world, and ap propriately the physical structure which has now found a beginning at the place where Lincoln first saw the light takes the simpler name of a memorial. It is to he a simple but classical building of granite, and it Is' hoped that It may he completed some time next fall, when the then president, Taft, will olllclato in dedi cating it, as the present president, Theodore Roosevelt, on Friday of ficiated In laying its foundation stone. The eornor-stono laying took place after appropriate forensic ceremonies, which were participated in by tho president of the Cnited States, Gov. Wilson of Kentucky, former Oov. Jo seph W. Folk of Missouri, president ;f the Lincoln Farm association; Hon. Luke K. Wright, secretary of war, who spoke as an ex-confederate soldier; (Jen. James (Jrant Wilson of New York, who represented tho union fiddlers, and I. T. Montgomery of M'sslsslppl, a negro and an ex-slave. AVith one exception the ora'ors repre sented net only the conflicting s'ldes In the great struggle, but the present generation as well; the two principal parties and the white and black races as well as the different, sections of the country, spoke from the same platform, and with the same flag, a splendid new specimen of the stars and st rijies, fluttering over them. The ceremony was full of interest ing and novel features apart from the occasion which Inspired it. and not the least Interesting ' of which was the character of the crowd that composed the celebration. There were probably i. ikio or 8,()iH) people present. Many of them had come in on special trains centers, and some had been attracted from Louisville and other Kentucky centers, and some had been attracted to the' settle as far as Texas. The bulk of the assembly was composed, however, of the country folks front Larue and adjacent counties. The site of tln birthplace of the great American is an out-of the-way corner of the world, but while there was con trast In the appearance of the conn to m n and the city-bred dignitaries (here was no marked difference In deportment. There was a notable absence of negroes in the crowd present, but those present were wedged in among ihe whites, show ing that notie had been kept away bo cause of race prejudice. Anion? those who had been expected to be pres ent was Mrs. Hen Hardin Helm, the only surviving sister of Mrs. Lincoln, ft 2 years old, but she was kept at her home In Louisville much to the regret of all. by her Infirmities. Said to Be Former Nebraskan. Denver. Colo.- Charles O. Charles ton, said to he a former member of the Nebraska legislature, and of the Chicago board of aldermen, was ar rested here, charged with numeroiH forgeries of checks. Plot to Depose Sultan. Herlin-The recent changes Turkish ministry ate duo to covery of a plot against the In the a dls sultan that had for its object his deposition, according to the Constantinople cor respondent of the Frankfurter Zoit- ting. The plan was to dethrone tho sultan while he was riding to tho selatnllk celebration and proclaim as sultan Prince Issedln, the eldest son of the late sultan. The publication of the correspondencp with Prince thus clearing up the incident NO REVISION, SAYS BRYAN. Declares Present Congress Will Make No Reduction In Tariff. Pciisacota, Flo. William J. Hryan in a speech here, said: "Tills country need not hope for n revision of the tar'ff at the hands of the present congress. There will be no revision, lor the reason that the republicans cannot afford to lower the tariff, for every man who has schedule has contributed to their campaign fund and must be pro tected. It Is true that the contribu tions to the national fund were pub llslied, but moneys received by the congressional fund were so tainted that the republicans dared not pub ltsh them even after the election "While there may be talk of revl slon and a lower t:iriff. there will ah solutely be no change." Soldier Drowned. Leavenworth, Kas.--Private Kobert F. Waller, Company F Thirteenth In fantry, was drowned near here whllo skating. The lwnly was recovered. Wif" Murt'er at Waverly, la. Waverly, la Hidden behind a tree. Frank Thompson shot and killed his wife, 1 years old, as she stepped from tho house at night. Thompson then commuted suicide. A year ago Thompson married the girl, who was F.dlth 1 Ionian, nnd look her to Colo rado. She left him and returned to Whverlv Saturday. NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES. Items of Interest Taken From Here and Thers Over the State. Tho store of Mr. Jeuulnjs at Axtell was destroyed by fire. Loss $6,000. Mr. and Mrs. J. Dillon of Vesta cel ebrated their fortieth wedding anni versary. Prof. Gamble has been re-elected to the head of the Piatt sinouth schools lor another ;ear. V, S. Ferguson a grocery merchant of Franklin, was fined $'J for selling tobacco to children under nge. A wolf hunt Is being organized in territory just north of Mead, to take plnce on February 20. Tho wolves are reported as being numerous. A brakeman new at the business, failed to close a switch completely. onsetpiently the engine of a freight train that was doing some work at Dorchester, went off the track. Farmers should all have telephones. Write to us and learn how to get. the best service for the least money. Nebraska Telephone Company, 18th ind Douglas streets, Omaha. "Use the Hell." II. M. Dohrends, a hanker ot Juneau, Alaska, is in Nebraska City. on a visit witn relatives, mis is ine first visit to his oni nonie In seven teen years. He Is one of the wealthy men of that country and went up there some twenty-five years ago. An effort is being made in Wymore to capatllalze a company for $50,000 to bring water to that city from the springs north of Hlue Springs. It is thought Blue Springs will sell a right- of-way for a main through the corpor ation. Farmers in the vicinity of Cortland held a meeting and organized what. Is to bo known as the Cortland Farmers' (Jrain and Coal company. The authorized capital stock is $10,- 000 and a greater part of this amount is already subscribed. The members of the Christian church of Heaver City held their an nual meeting. Over 2U0 were present and a pleasant and profitable evening was spent. Reports were made from each department of the church work which showed that great progress has been made the past year in every line. While the Ravena school board were Ht the school building the fire alarm was unexpectedly sounded to test the efficiency of the fire drill which has been practiced in the school during the past three months. The building was entirely vacated by the nearly four hundred pupils and teachers in one and one-half minutes. Vice President Mohler of the Union Pacific denies vigorously a story printed in a Denver paper which represents him as intimating that the purpose of the extension to Fort Collins was to heal off the Colorado & Southern from building a link be tween Wellington and Cheyenne and thus to compel the Hill road to re new its trackage ngreemcnt between Denver and Chevenne. Land is touching high mark In price in and around Minden. Something" like ten to fifteen farms have been sold at $luo per acre as far out as eight and ten miles from town. These are not brlngin; that price because of the goad improvements, hut because the farmers have come to realize that land that can raise wheat, corn, al falfa, cattle and hogs is tho best in the I'nlted States. Parties entered the chicken house of Kd Highland about four miles south of Clubertson and took away with them several chickens. Mr. High land tracked a buggy from his place to the resident of the Swart z boys nnd later had Harry and Fred Swartz arrested for stealing chickens. The trial came up before Judge Knowles and they were bound over to the dis trict court in the sum of $200. Following is the mortgage record for Johnson county for the month of January: Farm mortgages Number filed, 18; amount, $02,281,15; number released, IT: amount, $S".SlC.2u. Town and city mortgages Number filed, 10; amount, $G.40ii; number re leased, 8; amount, $G,8no. Chattel mortgages Number filed, fl; amount, 520,727.1"; number released, 00; amount, $;lO,7fi8.30. Hiram Chase, the Indian candidate for county attorney of Thurston coun ty who won In the last election over Waldo K. Whltcomb, has been de clared by the court entitled to the office. Tho court holds the election was fairly conducted and that tin plaintiff. Whltcomb. Is estopped from questioning me validity of the elec tion because of his advice to the election board and his upparent par ticipation in their act of changing the place of election. Andrew J. White of lyons arrived there tho other day front San Fran cisco, making the last lap in his jour ney around the world. Mr. White left Lyons in August, U0S, accompanied by his daughter (irnce and son Frank, who is one of the general superintend ents of the schools in the Philippine Islands. Starting via New York they passed through the various countries of Kurope and Asia and as the- guests of his son Frank Mr. Whitn and daughter made a prolonged stay In the Philippine Mauds, with head quarters at Manila. Klghteen students of te Heatrlce school were hauled into po!h,'' court on the charge of mealing ten gallons of Ice cream from the home of (leorco Ward, where a class party was to he hebl. The pioneers of Nebraska City are nrran;liu; la celebrate the liftleth an niversary of the first fair held In thli Rtate. It was held In Nebraska City In September, lS.'S. and li was n county fair and held In th city park. The following year the tetrlti rlal fair was held there and It Is this last event which will be celebrated by the plon1'9 ttt i1'5 t'llO.- 0 MEASURE DEALING WITH GEN ERAL REVENUE IS PASSED A BILL OF MUCH IMPORTANCE Woman Suffrage Favorably Recom mended by the Senate General Legislation Matters. A bill of utmost Importance on tho general revenue, that dealing with the taxation of real estate mortgages, passed tho house by a vote of 08 to 21. Several bills dealing with the same g'xieral subject were introduced, but that by Taylor of York was the one selected for consideration. This bill, if it passes the senate and becomes a law, will' have a tre mendous effect upon the system of collecting revenues of this state. K Is probably one of the most Important and far reaching changes ever mado or ever attempted to bo made in the revenuo system of the state. The measure follows: "A mortgage, trust deed, contract, or other obligation by which a debt Is secured on real estate situated within this state shall for the pur poses of assessment and taxation be deemed and treated as nn interst in the real estate affected thereby except as to railroads and other quasi pub lic corporations. In case of debts so secured, the value of the real estate affected by such mortgages, trust, deed, contract or other obligation, less tho value of such security, shall be assessed and taxed to the owner of such real estate and the value of such security shall be assessed and taxed to the owner of such security, In the county, city, village or district in which the real estate affected thereby is situated. "The taxes so levied shall be a Hen on tho real estate and also on the security and may be paid either by the owner of the real estate or the owner of the security. If paid by the owner of tho security, the tax paid upon the real estate affected thereby shall become a part of the debt so secured. If the owner of the real es tate shall pay the tax so levied on such security, it shall constitute a payment thereon and as to the amount of such payment a full dis charge thereof. If any such security or indebtedness shall be paid by such debtor or debtors after the assess ment of such security and before the tax is levied on the same tho amount of such levy may be likewise retained by such debtor or debtors and shall be computed according to the tax levy for the preceding year." Woman Suffrage. The first round on the woman suf frage bill was fought out In the house and siiiTrnge won, the bill being placed on the general file for dis cussion in committee of the whole after a vigorous effort to secure its indefinite postponement. The anti suffraglsts were put completely to rout, preferring to withdraw from the Held rather tlran stand the test of a vote. The bill under consideration I-) that of Jerry Howard of South Omaha which provides for the sub mission of a constitutional amend ment making "all persons" instead of all "male persons," with the usual exception of ajo, imbecility, in sanity and the like, voters. The ju diciary committee recommended the bill to the general (Ho and Fries of Howard opened the attack on tho bill by a motion to Indefinitely postpone. A dozen speeches were made on the bill after which Mr. Fries withdrew his motion. . Primary Bill Recommended. The senate committee on privileges and elections has recommended the Ollls primary bill for passage, with amendments nnd this probably will bo the party primary bill. The measure provides the primary shall he held the second Tuesday in Au gust nnd for the onen vote and rotat ing ballot, every voter being confined to his party column, however. Pre cinct committeemen are to be elected at the primary in the same manner as party candidates, Instead of being selected by the county candidates as at. present. County committees will meet and organize the second Saturday after the primary. At tho same time they will elect delegates to the state convention. There will be one delegate from each county which cast less thnn 5,000 for the party candidate for governor and one fur each 5,000 or major fraction thereof. Tho state convention will meet. In Lincoln on the first Tuesday In September, thus giving the dele gates nn opportunity to attend the state fair. Telephone Bill Dead. Tho Holmes bill to prevent tele phone companies from durglng more than $4 a month for any telephone was Indefinitely postponed by the standing committee of the house. Pensions for Disabled Firemen. Senator Hansom's bill providing for the lienslotllni of disabled firemen was recommended for passage by the senate committer of the wimle. It provides that any fireman iiernuv nentlv or temporarily Injured In the service shall receive a pension of $30 a month. . School Tax Levy. The bill providing for n school tax levy of 40 mills Instead of 23 mills which was Introduced by Senator HowolL was passed by th senate by a vote, of Zi to 3. GILL 13 INTRODUCED. Initiative and Referendum In Lower Branch. Miller of Custer county introduced In the house the much talked about bill for a proiiosed constitutional amendment providing for the Initia tive and referendum. The bill pro vides that upon a petition signed by 8 per cent of the voters of the state tiled with the secretary of state, ask in? for certain legislation, that officer shall submit the question to the vot ers. The petition must be filed four mcnths before the general election and it shall contain a lull text of tho proposed legislation. For the referendum it is required that a petition signed by-5 per cent of the voters of the state shall be filed with the (secretary of state within ninety days after the adjournment of the legislature asking that the law en acted be set aside. Hills to bo passed upon by the peo ple shall have for an enacting clausQ: "He it enacted by the people of the state of Nebraska." The governor shal1 have nc power to veto any law enacted by the peDple. Reciprocal Demurrage Bill. A reciprocal demurrage bill will be drafted by a joint subcommittee of the joint railroad committee of the legis lature to embody features that may bring closer relations between ship pers and railroads in Nebraska. This was decided upon after a session of the joint committee to listen to rail road experts. Demurrage was dis cussed by Arthur Hale of Chicago, chief of the bureau of statistics of tho American Railway association, car service department and formerly superintendent of the Haltlmore & Ohio railroad, and also by A. W. Dick son, assistant superintendent of the car service department of tho nurlltulon railroad of Chicago. The side of tho choppers was pro coal dealers. r. T V t-'--W'-A v-; .!e-' W. H. SMITH Secretary of the Nebraska Senate. Opposes Change In Pure Food Law. flie Loose-Wiles Biscuit company of Omaha Is opposed to any change In he pure feed law and it has mailed the following letter to members of tho Omaha delegation In tho house: We understand that a bill has been ntroiluced under No. 222 which will nudity the existing state food law in ;'iioli a way that it will give manufac turers outside or tno stato privileges '.lowed those located within the state. We beg to say that we are satisfied with the pure food law now in force and we will appreciate It if you will vote against the bill above referred to. We have a large investment in the stato and trust that, you will encour- ige us by allowing tho pure food laws to remain undisturbed. Sunday B?se Ball Still Dead. Schoelo of Seward lost out In an at tempt In the house to get his Sunday v.ise ball bill recommended for pass- ige. scneeie nan uenaiureu nis measure tr tno extent tnnt it pro vided time games could be played out side of the limits of a city, but It did not holy the matter. Constitutional Amendments. Dy a vote of 19 to 12 the senate passed S. F. No. 15, by Tanner of Douglas, to give tho governor tho right to designate newspapers in which tho secretary of state shall publish promised constitutional amend ments. This means that this pie will go to democratic, papers for a couplo of years at least. (Jiving out of this patronage has heretofore been In the Reciprocal Demurrage. The joint railroad committees of the two houses of the legislature de cided to recommend Senator Han nlng's reciprocal demurrage bill and this was done in the semate. The provisions of this hill aro exactly similar to those of the Noycs bill In troduced in the house. The agent l.i required to receive freight Immedi ately and start It nn Its way and from one day after its receipt It ty tulles a day. Snckett Law Discussed. Howell's bill to repeal the Sackeit law, one similar to which was re cently kllb d in the house, was dis cussed lor n time in die senate ami final action was deferred for the pres ent, 'ihe bill was fii-8t on general file and Senator Howell moved it bo recommended for passage, when Sen ator King called tho attention of tha senate to the character of the bill, nfter which Senator Howell explained It more In detail. He said he was representing his constituents when ha labked for the repeal ut tu law.