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PIATISMOUIH HEWS HERMD
R. O. WAITERS, Business Manager
Washington, Congressional, Politi
cal tod Other Events Briefly Told
The Gross airship conducted a se
ries of experiments over Berlin with
wireless telegraphy. The apparatus
was recently Intitalled In the airship,
and the trials lasted for some hours
while the craft maneuvered over the
The population of the Island of
Corsica Is In dire straits for the neces
sities of life, owing to the strike of
Marseilles sailors, which has cut oft
their main source of obtaining sup
plies from the outside world.
H. A. Chauchard, proprietor of the
Miifnslns Du Ix)uvre, a big depart
ment store In Paris. Is dead. To
Americans visiting l'arls the Btore of
M. Chauchard was one of the points
The American lodge of Free Ma
sons, for American citizens In Lon
don, under the grand lodge of Eng
land, was consecrated In grand lodge
by Lord Amphill, provincial grand
Earth shocks, accompanied by sub
terranean rumbles, continue dally in
the Rlbatejo district, Portugal. No
casualties have been reported, al
though many walls have collapsed.
A dispatch from Leopoldvllle In the
Congo says the trial of Rev. William
Morrison and the Rev. W. H. Shep
pard, American missionaries, for al
leged libel, has been postponed to
Emperor Nicholas will visit King
Edward at Cowes Aug. 2. The Rus
sian Imperial squadron will go first to
Cherbourg, arriving July 31, and stay
ing until the next day.
A dispatch received at the state de
partment from Lisbon says the Por
tuguese government has authorized
the Importation of 8,0(10,000 bushels
of wheat up to July 10.
The arrest or a Bt. Lotus man so
preyed on the mind of his wife that
she killed herself and two children.
The past year has been one of un
up u si prosperity for national banks.
The Indiana balloon endurance race
was won by Dr. Lluk and R. J. Irvln
in Indianapolis. They were in the air
about 22 hours.
St. Petersburg, Russia, faces an epi
domic of cholera.
At Tallahassee, Fla., a negro already
condemned to death was hung by a
Harrln.an arrived in Ixmdon, alter
a voyage in which he suffered from
The bouse passed the Porto Rican
bill without amendment.
Henry White Is to be displaced as
ambassador to Fiance.
The demand has been made that
Prof. George B. Foster ol Chicago
university withdraw from the Baptist
The plant of the Decatur Cereal
company at Decatur, 111., the largest
corn mill in the world, was destroyed
Edward Callahan, famous as a Ken
tucky feudist, was shot from ambush
A fare of one and a halt fares the
round trip 3 cents a mile the round
trip Is announced from Nebraska
points to the state fair at Lincoln by
the Rock Island road.
Then governors of western states
have responded to Gov. Norrls' invl
tation to attend the fourth Dry Farm
ing Congress at Billings. Oct 26-28.
1909. Nebraska and Iowa are In
President Taft appointed William
A. Harr of the District of Columbia
as assistant attorney general of the
The Burlington crop report shows
good conditions. Rains have fallen
on all lines of the road In the Lin
A portrait in oil of Senator Elihu
Root, secretary of state for the
greater part of the last term of Pres
Ident Roosevelt's administration, has
been hung In the big diplomatic room
of the state department.
The vice president of the Union
Copper company was sentenced to the
Tombs for contempt of court.
John S. Jones of Illinois lost his
suit to recover $460,000 from George
Gould and others for the purchase of
the Little Kanawha railroad and West
Virginia coal lands.
Tremendous rains In RluRold coun
ty. Iowa, did great damage.
The United States transport John A.
I'lx arrived at Seattle from Honolulu
Friday, bringing the Hawaiian exhibit
lor the AlaskaYukon-Paclflo expos!
Orders were rereived from the
treasury department lu Washington
removing from office Deputy Surveyor
John M. Bishop, who lias been in
charge of the third division of the
surveyor's department in New York
cenaior Hut sett nna a narrow es
cape in an automobile accident near
PIT 10 ft
Tho Y. M. C A conference in Oma
ha closed with an address by Hon. W.
Merchandise from the United States
forms a steadily Increasing share of
the imports of Canada, as shown by
figures from Canadian official publica
tions. Col. Roosevelt made an address to
a missionary assembly.
Marked Interest abroad in the cur
rency problem of the United States
was noted by Jacob H. SchiS, banker,
who returned from a six weoks' trip
The Wholesale Grocers' association
delected Louisville, Ky.. as next year's
The convention of Iowa registered
nurses in their sixth annual meeting
went on record in opposition to the
woman's suffrage movement in Iowa.
Government attorneys in the crim
inal libel suit against the Indianapolis
News were forced to take a continu
ance to secure witnesses.
By adopting a resolution for night
sessions and by Interpretations of
rules, the senate will endeavor to
curb western senators.
The Nebraska tax board Increased
the assessed valuation of Burlington.
Northwestern and Union Pacific rail
;oads, and decreased Missouri Pacific.
The first night session of the senate
brought a display of temper and ex
change of personalities.
Detective McDonald, from Spokane,
Wash., arrived In Omaha and at once
Identified Woods. Torgcnson and Gor
don, the three men under arrest for
the Union Pacific railroad robbery, as
far western criminals who are sup
posed to have had a hand in the
Great Northern holdup.
Edward Dana Durand, the new di
rector of the census, was born In
Michigan In 1871. He was legislative
librarian of the New York state
library from 18M to 1897. Later he
was Instructor of economics at Har
vard and Stanford universities.
Germany resents the charge that
that country la meddling In the tariff
affairs of the United States.
The three alleged bandits who held
up the Union Pacific Overland train
had examination at Omaha and were
held to the grand Jury, with ball fixed
at $25,000 for each. All Indications
are the men held are the guilty par
ties. Their case will come before the
grand jury In a few days.
The negro John Junkln received a
death sentence for murder at Center
Bert M. Taylor, slayer of Pearl Tay
lor, was found guilty of murder in the
first degree at Mlnden, Neb., and is
sentenced to be hung.
Marcel Prevost, the French author.
has been elected a member of the
academy in succession to the late Via
In the big reward offerel for appre-
henslon of the Union Pacific railroad
robbers, many will share, including a
number of school children.
Dr.' Elliott, former president of Har
vard college, will make a tour of tne
Senators Aldrlch and Stone had an
angry clash in the senate.
President Taft sent to the sennte
the nominations of the following pout
masters: Nebraska William H. Reed,
North Loup; Empire, Sioux county, C.
M. Cunningham, vice II. B. Cunning
The attorney general says that the
charges against Judge Edward R
Meek of the United States court at
Dallas, Tex., and United States Attor
ney William H. Atwell of the north
ern district of Texas "are wholly
without foundation, cruelly unjust and
for tho purpose of securing a delay in
the prosecution of a man whose of
fense against Innocent victims, In the
fraudulent use of the malls, deserved
the severest punishment."
Senators Gamble and Crawford of
South Dakota continue to do business
together, notwithstanding that a num
tier or newspapers In the state are
persistent In their declaration that
quarrels between the senators are of
almost dally occurrence.
The twenty-sixth annual readjust
men of postmasters' salaries was an
nounced to become effective July 1
At the annual conference of state
and territorial health officers with the
United States public health and
marine hospital service it was de
clared that rabies frequently is con
traded from the bites of "skunks.
wolves and other wild animals."
President Taft approved a change
In the navy regulations, recommended
by Secretary Meyer, by which mid
shlpmen are prohibited from marry
Ing' until the completion of the
prescribed six years' course of train
Thomas C. Dawson of Council
Bluffs, for some yenrs United States
envoy extraordinary ana minister
plenipotentiary at Bogota, and re
cently promoted to be United States
envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary at Santiago, was here,
receiving final Instructions previous
Vice Admiral Baron Urlu of Japan
placed a wreath of red and white
roses, colors of the land of the Mi
kado, on the tomb of Washington at
Mt. Vernon, Friday.
Former Gov. Folk of Missouri gave
a lecture in Crete, Neb.
Ambitious congressmen out for
good committee places next fall are
hanging close to the speaker.
Senators Burkett and Brown took
opposite sides on some tariff sched
James J. Hill appeared before the
grand Jury at Spokane to answer
questions as to the correspondence
between the Great Northern officials
and former Judge M. J. Jordon, who
Is under indictment on the charge of
embezzling large sums while counsel
for the railroad.
TUFTS I'll PAYNE
80ME UNFOUNDED REPORTS RE
LEADERS HAVE A CONFERENCE
Speaker Cannon and Others Sea the
President and Have a Talk
Over Tariff Situation.
Washington Senate and house lead
ers who are directing the course of
the tariff bill through congress and
who will be members of the confer
ence on the bill after it has paRsed the
senate, took measures to ascertain
whether there was any foundation for
report that President Taft would
would veto the bill. They have
reached the conclusion that there is
no basis whatever for such reports.
Speaker Cannon, Senator Aldrich
and Reprsentatlve Payne Individually
Uavo been to the White house several
times In the last few days. They say
that If President Taft Is dissatisfied
with the course the bill is taking in
the congress he concealed his concern
As late as Tuesday evening the
president told one of the republican
leaders that no one had authority to
suggest that he had In mind the veto
of the tariff measure. Mr. Aldrlch
talked with the president for some
time. When he returned to the capl
tol he told his colleagues thai tho
president did not appear to be at all
perturbed about the tariff situation
and that he bad expressed confidence
In members of the finance committee.
Capital has been made of the fact
that President Taft has been consulted
frequently about amendments being
made to the tariff bill. Senator
Aldrlch explained that whenever a
tariff bill is under consideration it is
usual for the head of the administra
tion and all members of his official
family to weigh the bill In every par
ticular, especially with regard to its
possible effect on the party respons
ible for It President Tnft will be ex
pected by Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Payne,
chairman of the house committee on
ways and means, to give his personal
attention to the bill in every stage of
its progress. As a matter of fact, the
president is regarded always as a
member of the conference. It is not
unlikely that republican conferees re
presenting the house and senate will
meet from time to time at the White
house and go over the proposed law
with Mr. Taft.
It was learned upon the highest
authority that President Taft had not
read the Chicago speech of Secretary
of the Treasury MacVeagh before the
secretary left Washington for Chi
cago, and the president was not
aware of the speech to be made. This
does not mean that the president
finds fault with Mr. MacVeagh's utter
ance, but merely answers the report
that It was an official view of the
tariff situation and that it expressed
Mr. Taft's opinion.
Republican, leaders were Inclined to
assign to political inexperience Secre
tary MacVeagh's failure to consider
that any speech delivered by him
likely would be taken as the view of
Would Back Mexican Airship.
City of Mexico. Don Joaquin Ca-
seus, formerly ambassador to. the
United States from Mexico, author
izes the statement that it was his In
tention to back the scheme of Wil
liam and Albert Samson. French
Mexicans, to laiild an airship in Paris,
provided that after a little more care
ful study their plans for the air craft
THE PORTO RICO BILL.
Measure to Regulate Financial Affairs
of Island Passes House.
Washington. The house of repre
sentatives passed the Porto Rlcan bill
without' amendment The bill pro
vides that whenever the legislature
shnll fall to make the necessary ap
propriations for the ensuing year
those for the current year shall be
considered as In force and effect.
It also provides that hereafter all
reports of an official character shall
be made direct to an executive de
partment of the government of the
United States to be designated by the
president and such department is au
thorized to take Jurisdiction of all
matters pertaining to the island pos
Mixup with the Police.
San Antonio. Attempting to in
terfere in the festivities of a party of
society people, who were bidding fare
well to Miss Bessie Yoakum, daughter
of B. F. Yoakum, president of the
Rock Island Frisco lines, at the rail
road station here Monday, Eugene
Wahmund. a policeman, was assaulted
and his gun and club taken from him.
Charles C. Cresson, United States dis
trict attorney, and Sam Bennett, a
prominent lawyer, were arrested in
connection with the affair and re
ceived a fine.
Diamond Collar Seized.
New York. The customs authori
ties have on their hands, a diamond
collar and bracelet appraised at $12,-
120, which the owner did not value
sufficiently to claim. The Jewelry
was seized on April 24, w hen Celso del
Villar, a wealthy Mexican, who had
arrived from Havana on the steamer
Morro Castle, In company with a well
known Mexican actress, failed to de
clare It. Villar was paroled In the
custody of a representative of the
Mexican consul, but when he was
wanted could not be found.
VALUE IE ROADS
COMPARISON MADE WITH FIG
URES OF LAST YEAR.
BETWEEN TOWNS OR STATION
Burlington Assessment Abeut Same as
Last Year, with Union Pacific
The following fipurea show the val
uation of the three big railroad sys
.ems of the state, as made by the
date board of assessment, compared
Aith the valuation of last year:
Burlington $116,170,870 1119,290,500
.Jnlon Pacific 73,933.400 75,767.3:'5
Vorthwestern .... 35.689.895
MlMourl Pui-lfle.. 11,345,620
The Burlington was increased $1,125
i mile; the Northwestern $1,600 a
jille, and the Union Pacific Central
City branch was increased $i,667 a
.ulle. The remainder of the Increase
jn the Union Pacific was due to the
valuation of new mileage. The total
ncrease on the Union Pacific was
11,823,925; on the Burlington, $3,119.
330; on the Northwestern, $1,598,055;
the decrease on the Missouri Pacific,
1013,140. The net increase on all the
railroads amounted to $5,928,470, ac
tual value, or $1,185,694 assessed
value, upon which taxes will have to
be paid. All the roads other than
.hose named were valued at the same
figures as last year.
The total assessed value of all rail
:oads in 1908, which is one-fifth of the
ictual value, was $53,397,972.83, and
;hl8 year the assessed value is $54,
483,666. The actual value of all rail
road property last year was $226,989,-
560, and this year the actual value is
With regard to the Burlington, the
board adopted an entire new method
Df distribution. Instead of distribut
ing to each subdivision of the system
i certain amount of the total valua
lion, the board paid no attention to
the subdivisions, but Instead appor
Honed the valuation between towns
or station. This, the board believed.
would permit of a more equitable dl
vision. This make8 a comparison or
the apportionment this year with last
In 1907 the Union Pacific was val
ued at $75,000 a mile; in 1908 it was
valued at $70,970 a mile, and this year
the average valuation per mile under
operation is $70,827. In 1907 the mile
age returned under operation was
961.42. This year the mileage under
oneration is 1.065.39. and In 1908 It
For the three years the total valua
tion of this system was as follows:
1907. $73,483,700; 1908, $73,933,400;
Under the new plan of distribution
of the Burlington the main line as
now operated from Oreopolis to Oma
ha and Ashland and from Platts-
mouth to the Colorado state line by
way of Ashland, 1b now valued at $80,
000 a mile. Last year this same line
from Omaha to Ashland was valued at
$45,000 a mile, from Kenesaw to Ox
ford at $33,500, and from Oxford to
the Colorado state line at $50,000
That part of the old main line from
Kenesaw to Kearney which is operat
ed as a branch, was formerly valued
at $85,000 a mile, and is now reduced
to $25,000 a mile.
The Omar & North Platte, one ot
the old separate corporations of the
Burlington, extended from Omaha to
Ashland and then to Schuyler, and
was valued at $80,000 a mile last year
from Omaha to Ashland, and at $42,
500 a mile from Ashland to Schuyler.
Now that part of the line from Ash
land to Schuyler is reduced to $30,000
The line from Nebraska City to
York by way of Lincoln was formerly
valued at $40,000 a mile. The new
valuation for the same line from Ne
braska City to Lincoln is $35,000 a
mile, and from Lincoln to York and
to the Wyoming state line Is $51,000 a
Union Pacific Company Fined $100.
The Union Pacific Railroad com
pany was found guilty In Judge Stew
art's division of district court of hav
ing violated the state anti-pass law by
issuing and giving to Dr. Frank A.
Graham a free annual pass over its
lines for the year 1908, and was fined
$100 and costs. The facts in the case
were stipulated. It was agreed that
the annual pass was issued to Dr.
Graham, that he does not give the
major portion of his time to the ser
vice of the company, and that he is
not Included In nny of the exceptions
enumerated In the statute.
Burlington Crop Report.
J. J. Cox, division freight agent for
the Burlington's Lincoln traffic divi
sion, Issued his weekly crop report,
showing the condition of crops on the
lines embraced in his territory. The
showing made Is a good one, rains
have been frequent, and moisture has
fallen all over the Nebraska corn belt.
To Seine and Net Fish.
Chief Game Warden Gellus has Is
sued licenses to a dozen or more per
sons to seine and net (lsh In public
waters In Nebraska. The licenses are
Issued under the terms of H. R. No.
224, by Noyse of Cass, a bill which
some persons Interested In game and
fish believe may in a few months re
sult In undoing much of the work
done by the state ifuring the past 20
years in stocking the waters with fish.
The law permits the use of seine or
net having a 2-lnch square mesh dur-
Ing daylight from June 1 to Oct. 31.
INCOME OF FARMERS.
la Small, According to Junken'a In-,
The action of the railroad tax agents
in Insisting that farm lands are as
sessed at only 75 per cent or less of
their actual value, while the railroads
are assessed at a full value, and are
entitled to earn 6 per cent at least on
the full value, has led to an Investiga
tion by Secretary of State Junkln of
the earnings of farm lands.
Mr. Junkln wrote to the county
clerks in some 27 counties, and he
has received numerous replies. The
answers are to the effect that farmers'
realize an Income ot from 2 to 6 per
cent on the assessed value of their
lands after all expenses have been
Following Is the rate 6f Interest
earned on the assessed value of lands
as shown In the answers received to
date: Johnson county, 4 per cent;
Washington county, little less than 4
per cent; Clay county, 5 per cent;
Madison county, 4 per cent; Furnas
county, 2 per cent; Frontier county, 5
per cent; Nance county, 4V6 to 5 per
cent; Richardson county, 6 per cent;
Buffalo county, 4 to 5 per cent; York
county, 4 to 5 per cent; Wayne
county, 3V4 to 4 per cent; Jefferson
county, 5 per cent; Saunders county,
5 per cent; Otoe county, 3' per cent;
Phelps county, 3 to 4 per cent;
Keith county less than 5 per cent
In several instances the county
clerk wrote that the lands In his
county were overvalued, insofar as
making Interest on an investment is
concerned, the prices being raised by
parties who had bought places for
homes, rather than for investments.
Mr. Junkln asked the county clerks
to consult with the assessors and
others to secure the Information.
From the income of the farm he
asked that there be deducted insur
ance, taxes, the keeping up of im
provements, and a reasonable amount
for waste and diminish for the fertil
ity of the soil.
Ex-Convict Supplied Dope.
August Muller, a convict in the
state penitentiary, caught by Warden
Smith smuggling in morphine, made
affidavit that he had received tho
dope from George Scharton, an ex-
convict of Lincoln. County Attorney
Tyrrell has sworn to a complaint
against the named. Nineteen ounces
of morphine were taken from Muller.
Muller was a trusty under the late
Warden Beemer, and the latter told
Warden Smith that he was reliable In
every way. For some time Muller
had been in charge of the hog barn,
in which he slept, enjoying practical
Warden Smith became suspicious
some days ago and searched Muller
for dope, but found none. Then the
warden set a trap for bis man and
discovered where he had hid eleven
ounces of the poison- in the barn.
Muller was then thrown in the dun
geon, with the statement that he
would remain there until he told at
what drug Btore he got the dope. For
several days the man refused to di
vulge the Information, but finally be
made his affidavit, Implicating Schar
ton. According to the Information re
ceived by the warden, Muller would
sneak out of the barn at night and
meet the ex-convict on the railroad
track and pay him for the poison at
the rate of 35 cents an ounce. He
would then bring It to the prison and
retail it to the other convicts.
Frank L. Dinsmore, who is steward
of the hospital, was said to have
bought five ounces from him at the
rate of $1 an ounce. In turn, Dins
more retailed the dope at the rate of
from $3 to $5 an ounce.
Warden Smith has discovered that
the convicts have a system for get
ting money from each other that bor
ders on high finance. The convict
who lias cash will exchange It with
another convict who has money com
ing to him at the office at the rate of
$1 for $2. This system made it un
necessary for many of the convicts to
draw money at the office, but they
simply had ta-e transfer made on the
recordB of the warden. '
Money for Soldiers' Homes.
Gov. Shallenberger has received two
checks for $3,575 and $3,100 from the
federal government for the support
of the soldiers' homes. The state pro
vides for the maintenance of the
homes, the federal government pro
viding for the expenses of the soldiers
at the rate of $100 per year per man.
Pollard Will Speak.
Secretary C. S. Paine, of the State
Historical society, has secured the
consent of former Congressman Pol
lard to deliver the principal address
at the opening of the Mississippi Val
ley Historical association, which Is to
be held In St Louis on June 17. The
meeting of the association will be
their second annual session and will
last three days. The address of wel
come will be delivered by Gov. II. S.
lladley of Missouri, and the meetings
will be devoted to the address of Mr
Pollard and to the reading of papers
on various phases ot American bis
tory, particularly that portion of it re
lating to the Mississippi Valley.
Military Orders Disobeyed
Adjutant General Hartlgan's orders
for Company F of the Second regl
tnent to participate In the Memorial
day exercises in Lincoln were dis
obeyed by the company and the adju
tant general is up against the proposl
tion of figuring on what punishment
to mete Out to the soldiers. This com
pany was ordered to report to the com
mander of the post Grand Army ot the
Republic, and obey orders not in con
met with the laws. The company
failed to report and its duties were
I taken or by the hospital corps,
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
ALL SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPON
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
Friend has decided to have a big
celebration on the Fourth.
The McCook band has been engaged
for a two days' engagement at the
The Midwest Life wants more gen
eral and local agents. Write to N. Z.
iSnell, president, Lincoln, Nebraska.
The fund of $75,000 for the new
Child Saving Institute building at
Omaha has been raised, and the work
of construction will soon commence.
Gov. Shallenberger delivered tho
address of the thirty-eighth annual
commencement of Peru Normal be
fore the largest class in the Normal's
The new Home Telephone company
system at Beatrice and Wymore has
passed into the hands of the Lincoln
Telephone and Telegraph company,
known as the automatic.
Taylor, the Minden man who last
September assaulted and murdered
his sister-in-law, has been found
guilty and sentenced to hang. Ef
forts will bo made by his lawyer for
a new trial.
County Treasurer John Ward of
Gage county, owing to continued ill
health, has departed for his ranch
near Cody, Wyo., where he will spend
the summer. His family will join him'
there late In June.
Johnny Schneider, 12 years of age,
is in the county jail at Hastings,
awaiting a hearing on a charge of bur
glary. He was caught in a building
with a glass cutter, cold chisel, small
hammer, knife end other articles in
New Haven (Conn.) dispatch:,
Anions the students who will receive
the bachelor of laws degree at Yale
law school commencement, June 25, is
Chauncey Church Jones of Trenton,
Neb. He is a B. A. graduate of Donne
John Buhr was kicked to death by
a hone while adjusting its harness,
on his farm near Pauline. He was
struck several times on the head and
about the body and was unconscious
when picked up by a farmer who
went to his aid.
Local democratic workers met at
Kearney and perfected preliminary
arrangements for a dollar dinner, at
which 200 guests are expected. The
date was fixed for June 19, this being
the only date available on which Gov.
Shallenberger can be present
The Midwest Life of Lincoln now
has $1,600,000 of insurance in force.
It is an old line company doing busi
ness only In Nebraska. It offers lib
eral agents' contracts to reliable men
with or without experience In the sale
of insurance. Write N. Z. 6nell for
The village treasurer of Chapman
has been enjoined from paying out
any of the funds in his care. This ts
a development in a troubled 6tate af
municipal affairs caused by two tIV
lage boards claiming to have the le
gal legislative powers. The injunc
tion was secured by Williom Cor
A large number of persons at the
Electrical Show in the Auditorium
building, Omaha, recently witnesseo
ie of the most remarkable demon
strations of "wireless" euorgy hereto
fore made In any country In fact, a
feat not accomplished before in the
world's history, so far as is known
when Dr. Frederick II. Millener. ex
perimental electrician, Union Paclfie
Railroad company, Omaha, turned on
tho lights In the building, the impulse
being sent irom the Fort Omaha wire
less tower, six miles distant This
demonstration was made possible
through the courtesy of Colonel Glass
ford. Signal Corps, U. S. A The
wireless Impulse operated on a spe
cially constructed coherer (which la
very delicate and will receive the
faintest impulse) similar in construc
tion to that used about a year ago on
the electrically controlled (by "wire
less") truck in the shop yards of the
Union raciflc, at Omaha. By means
of a large solenoid switch, which ts
dosed when the impulse passes
through the coherer, seventy-five horse
power were turned on and the Audi
torium lighted. By means of a simi
lar mechanism the power was turned
off and the operation repeated several
times In other words, the local cir
cuits in the Auditorium were closed
by wireless impulse from Fort Omaha.
The public Is beginning to realize the
Immensity and the Importance of the
work being done by Union Pacific rail
road In Its efforts to safeguard the lives
of it passengers and the property of
shippers, via Its lines, and, by reason
of the experimental work being done
by It, what an Important factor it is
In this country's progress.
While Henry Seymour la acting as
secretary of the state board of assess
ment, several parties have made ap
plication for the Job made vacant br
the death of Chris Schavlnnd. Frank
Helvey of Nebraska City, who was the
head of the publicity bureau of the
republican state committee, is one of
the persons who has applied for tfca
place, says a Lincoln dispatch.
Katie Timni, need about 22 years,
committed suicide In her room at ;o5
bourn bievemn sireei. umaaa v
wallowing carbolic acid. It is t! .vi?ht
that Jealousy caused her to Unr
tfa. Her parents live In Fmnont
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