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PLATTSMOUIH HEWS HERALD
R. 0. WAITERS, Business Manager
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CONDENSATIONS OF THE MORE
BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD
General, Political, Religious, 8portlng,
Foreign and Other Events Re
corded Here and There.
Special dispatches from Ban Fran
cisco to Japanese newspapers are so
worded as to indicate that conditions
obtaining in the Hawaiian islands,
growing out of the Japanese sugar
plantation laborers' strike, are ex
Great Britain has asked America
not to press her claim for participa
tion in the Hankow-Sze-Chuen rail
road loan of $27,500,000, which Brit
ish, German and French bankers stand
ready to take up. This request has
been sent to James Bryce, the Brit
ish ambassador at Washington.
The firing on the British steamer
Woodburn by a Russian torpedo boat
in Pltklpas bay has not yet been re
ported to the foreign office in London,
and the owners of the vessel are
awaiting her return in order to ob
tain full details, when they will ask
for. a complete Investigation of the
The American protest at Peking
against the conclusion by the Chinese
government of the loan agreement
with German. British and French
bankers for I27.BOO.OOO for the con
struction of the Hankow-Sze-Chuen
railroad without having given Ameri
can financiers an opportunity to par
ticipate, has made a stir in the diplo
matic circles In Berlin.
Cable advices to the state depart
ment are to the effect that the agents
of the European financial groups In
Peking Interested in the $27,500,000
loan on the Hankow-Sze-Cheun rail
nay have advised their principals that
the New York bankers be alloted a
portion. The presumption Is that the
American interests will be allowed
one-fourth of the $27,500,000, as It has
been on this theory that the represen
tations to China have been made by
Indicted men pleaded guilty in North
Platte federal court session much to
the surprise of prosecuting officiate
The senate voted to restore the 15
per cent duty on hides.
When the employes of the La Crosse
City Railway , company reported for
work the other morning, they were
given a choice of dropping out of the
union or giving up their positions. To
a man the conductors and motormen
stuck to the union and wer ordered
off the company's property.
On recommendation of both Nebras
ka senators, Dr. W. H. Pllzer was ap
pointed pension examining surgeon at
Norfolk, Neb., vice Dr. Alexander
Bear, resigned; and Dr. F. H. Morrow
at Columbus, Neb., vice Dr. Anthony
Members of the senate conferred
with the president on the proposed
corporation tax amendment.
Ambassador Naubuco of Brazil de
livered the baccalaureate address at
the University of Wisconsin.
Six persons were killed and scores
injured In the collision of cars on the
South Shore Electric line In Indiana
When the International Christian
Endeavor convention opens in St.
Paul, July 7, every visitor will find ac
commodatlon at a hotel or boarding
bouse. The arrangement committees
announce that for the first time in
the history of the Christian Endeavor
movement no delegate will be obliged
to live in a tent.
A statement issued by the bureau
of statistics says that It is now appar
Cat that the exports from the United
fittates In the fiscal year which ends
with the present month will fall ma
terially below those of 1908 and 1907
and slightly below those of 1906.
The largest convention hall in the
country, three times larger than Mad
ison Square garden In New York, has
been planned for Chicago, according
to an announcement made by Harlow
Toasts exchanged between Enipe
ror Nicholas and Emperor William at
the banquet on board the Russian
Imperial yacht were cordial In their
expressions for good relations.
Rev. Ulysses Grant B. Pierce, D. D,
pastor of All Souls' Unitarian church
of Washington, has been designated
by a senate resolution to act as chap
lain until otherwise ordered.
The railway firemen and the west
trn federation of miners purpose to
trect a monument in honor of John
H. Murphy, formerly counsel for the
organizations named, and who died In
D. E. Thomas, ambassador to Mexi
co, arrived In Lincoln fo a few days'
visit before returning to Mexico City.
Threats of the Nebraska game war
den to prosecute offenders of tho
game laws are disregarded by Mayor
McCarthy of Auburn in his crusade
against squirrels running at large.
With the arrival of President Taft
and his family In Heverly, Mass., on
Independence Day, that city becomes
the summer capital of tho nation, and
Woodherry Polat bids fair to attract
much of the press prominence that for
several years belonged to Sagamore
Emll Tilly f Bar Harbor, Me., shot
and killed bis father, John Tilly, fol
lowing a series of quarrels. It is said
the elder man bad hit his son on the
head with a club. Young Tilly mad
a statement saying be bad killed his
father to save himself and bis wife
China Is likely to make silver tho
basis of her coinage for years io
Senator Burkett announced that he
has inside information of the comple
tion of arrangements for building a
great beet sugar factory at or near
Scott's Bluff, Neb., In the immediate
Japan refuses to Interfere in the
strike of its countrymen at Honolulu.
The committee appointed by Gov.
Hughes of New York to Investigate
speculation on board of trades finds
most forms legitimate and necessary
France has- a deficit of $21,000,000.
To help wipe It out a tax will be
placed on dogs.
With but six republican votes
against It, the Philippines were given
free trade with the United States in
The Pennsylvania republican state
convention, named machine' candidates
and endorsed the Aldrlcb plan of tariff
Witnesses in the Gould divorce case
told of the fondness of Mrs. Gould for
President Taft believes that the pro
posed tax on corporations would prove
to be more than a mere revenue pro
ducer and that it would bring about
publicity in corporation affairs.
The Omaha high school class this
year numbers 209 girls and boys.
Francis E. Leupp has resigned as
commissioner of Indian affairs.
A dispatch from Juneau, Alaska,
says that Noel Ogllvle, head of the
Canadian survey purly, has urrived
with news of the tragic death of Jas.
York, one of the members of the sur
veying party at Sumdum.
Wayne county, Ohio. Is excited over
a flow of natural gas running 3,000,000
feet per day by gauge, which has been
struck on a farm ten miles west of
Senator Aldrlch proposes a tax on
corporation Incomes Instead of the ln
come tax. .
The state department has received
reports Indicating evidence of unrest
in Honduras, but the dispatches lack
specific detail both as to locality of
threatened trouble, and as to what
may be expected. The gunboat Pa
ducah U being kept In Honduras
Maurice Connolly of Dubuque has
written to Senator Dolllver to Invite
President Taft to attend the banquet
of the International Carriage Manu'
facturers' association In that city Oct.
21. The president has been invited
by Senator Dolllver, but does not yet
know If be can attend.
Friends in this city of Commander
Robert Edwin Peary, U. S. N the ex
plorer who left the. United States last
July for the frozen north, say they be
lieve Peary has by this time reached
the goal of his ambition, and has suc
cessfully planted the stars and stripes
at the north pole. No news has been
received from Peary since he left
Etah. August 17. 1908, In the staunch
ship Roosevelt, for a dash as far Into
the Ice bound seas as that specially
built vessel would carry him for be
ing frozen In by the winters cold.
The senate resolution providing for
the continuance of unexpended bal
ances In connection with certain river
and harbor Improvements also was
adopted In the bouse. '
Availing themselves of the presence
of a quorum, the house leaders ob
tained action on several Important
matters. Principal among these was
a conference report on the bill pro
viding for the taking of the census.
The resignation of Francis J. Leupp
as commissioner of Indian affairs,
which has been pending since March
4, was accepted by President Taft, and
Robert G. Valentine, assistant com
missioner, was named to succeed blm.
The amendment of Senator Burkett
regarding the admission free of breed
ing animals has been adopted by the
Senator Bacon has introduced
amendments to the tariff bill placing
material for cotton bagging and agri
cultural implements on the free list.
Secretary of State Philander C.
Knox, was given the honorary degree
of doctor of laws at the sixty-sixth an
nual commencement exercises of the
Roman Catholic college at Villa Nova,
Six men were killed and fourteen
badly Injured by an explosion in steel
works at Wheeling, W. Va.
Conflicting reports are abroad re
garding the health of Harriman, the
The president Is Interested In relief
for Nebraska water users.
Ambassador Thomas J. O'Brien and
Count Komura, th Japanese foreign
minister, have exchanged friendly
notes regarding the approaching visit
of a large delegation of Japanese busi
ness men to the United States.
Meduls from the national govern
ment were awarded to the Wright
brothers at Dayton, O.
Mrs. Howard Goulda divorce suit
has brought out the fact that she was
often in her cups.v
A single bandit, In broad daylight,
robbed a Fort Worth bank of $8,100.
Raymond Robins declares for in
dustrial democracy In a lecture in Lin
coln. Former President Roosevelt Is the
author of u vigorous article bearing
on control of corporations.
An Inheritance tax of $183,844.43,
the largest in the history of Illinois,
comes from the estate left by the late
Nelson Morris, one of the pioneers in
the meat packing business.
IS READY 10 QUIT
AMBASSADOR THOMPSON WILL
DROP HIS POSITION.
TOLD PRESIDENT OF DESIRE
Possibly Church Howe Is After the
Place, and If So, Thompson Says
He Is Welcome to the Job.
Omaha. "I shall remain In ; my
present position of ambassador to
Mexico for only a short time."
This was the statement made by
D. EI Thompson, who spent a short
time in Omaha.
"When President Taft was elected
I Informed him that I did not want
to continue as ambassador to Mexico,
and told him how long I would stay
there as an American representative.
"I want to quit the job as soon as
possible, and told President Taft he
could get another man for the place
whenever he liked.
"I shall quit very soon. How soon
I can not state now. That date, how
ever, I have made clear to President
The dispatch from Washington in
the Bee was brought to Ambassador
Thompson's attention. This dispatch
told of Church Howe's visit to the
capltol in quest of a job In the diplo
"Do you know what position he can
be after?" Mr. Thompson was asked.
"I don't know what Job he wants,"
the ambassador replied. "He may be
after mine, and he can have it, too,
if he can get it. As I said before, I
don't want to keep It any longer, and
It may go to any man who can get it.
"Remember this: I will be ambassa
dor for only a short time. You may
say that. 1 would not say how short
Ambassador Thompson was here on
his return trip to Mexico. He came
north from that country last week
to deliver a commencement address
at a college in Wisconsin. From that
Wisconsin college he went to Lin
coln. NET EARNINGS TAX BILL.
Quite Likely Measure Will Be Adopted
by Senate and House.
Washington. Before the senate
takes up President Taft's program for
the taxation .of net earnings of cor
porations, the' leaders will know how
every member Intends to vote on the
subject. The most careful poll that
can be made will 'be in the hands of
Senator Aldrlch Friday, and will be
communicated to the president.
From Indications bo far it appears
that the members of the finance com
mittee were Justified in assuring the
president as they did, that the meas
ure would be adopted. Representa
tive John Dwight of New York, the
republican whip, promised senate
leaders that if the senate incorpo
rates the corporation tax plan In the
tariff bill the amendment will be re
tained by the house.
Bucket Shop Man Pardoned.
Washington. Upon t"he recommen
dation of United States Attorney Ba
ker, President Taft has pardoned
Percy Wade, who was convicted last
year in the local courts of conducting
a bucketshop, and sentenced to thirty
days in Jail. Inasmuch as the case
was made for the purpose of testing
the validity of the law and this was
the first conviction under it, the law
officers of the government were dis
posed to show clemency. Mr. Wade
had been under bond and had not
entered upon his term of imprison
ment. It Is a Beauty Honor.
Bath, 111 Miss May SIsBon has
been chosen to represent this town at
the historical pageants at Bath, Eng
land, July 19 to '24, the English city
having invited the towns named after
It -throughout the world to send their
prettiest girls for the celebration.
Three Inch Rain in Kansas.
Kingman. Kas Three inches of rain
fell here Wednesday. At Wellington
a fall of three Inches was also re
corded. Several creeks have over
flowed and six inches of water covers
three blocks of the lower parts of
Colorado Official Goes Wrong.
Denver, Colo. Mark Woodruff, for
mer state register of the lands of Co
lorado, was arrested under an Indict
ment charging him with the enibez
zlemnt of funds from the sale of
school lands amounting to about
, Held Up By Bandit.
Fort Worth, Tex. In true frontier
style a highwayman, described as gen
teel in appearance, robbed the branch
banking house of the Waggoner Hank
& Trust company, In the most central
section of the down-town district of
Fort Worth, escaping with $8,100 In
currency, and, up to a late hour, was
still at large.
DI8A8TER IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Seventeen Men Killed and Sixteen
Wehrum, Ta. As the result of an
explosion of gas In mine No. 4 of the
Lackawanna Coal and Coke company
shortly after 7 o'clock this morning,
seventeen miners were killed and six
teen Injured. With the exception ol
one, those killed were foreigners
With few exceptions those Injured
were Americans. Twelve oMhe more
seriously injured were taken to the
Spangler hospital, and all will prob
NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES.
Items of Interest Taken From Her
and There Over the State.
Catholics of Kearney are about to
build a new church.
Mrs. Carricker, aged 97 years, hav
ing been confined to her bed for four
years, passed away at Sutton last
While returning from a fishing trip
on Lone Tree creek, Harold Kass and
Hal Dyham of Chadron lost a livery
team while trying to cross the stream,
which had become swollen by recent
Fire totally destroyed Michael Maol
gan's store in Weston with its con
tents of windmills, pumps and supplies
and a large gasoline engine, entailiug
a loss of nearly $1,200. The cause of
the fire is unknown.
Smallpox has broken out at Byron.
Three families have been quarantined,
children are being vaccinated. It was
first supposed to have been chicken
pox, but a physician later pronounced
A charter was granted for the third
bank at Newman Grove, with a capital
stock of $15,000 to be known as the
Shell Creek Valley State bank. The
Incorporators are i nomas O'Shea,
John J. O'Shea, Mollle O'Shea and
Mark O'Shea. Thomas O'Shea Is the
president of the Farmers' National
bank of Madison.
The Norfolk "boy dime novel he
roes," victor Little, Perry Emory,
Forest Emory, Guy Storms and Ches
ter Housh, were tried in the district
court at Chadron and the Jury re
turned a verdict of guilty as charged
In the Information against all except
If expected reductions are made the
total tax levy for Adams county for
1909 will be the lowest for many years.
The city levy has already been re
duced from twenty-four mills to twen
ty. A slight reduction may be made
in the school district levy.
' While a number of pupils from the
government school were In bathing
in the Loup river at Genoa, Edgar
Marshall, a 16-year-old Indian boy, was
caught in some rapids, was seized by
cramps and before his companions
could reach him he was drowned.
I. W. Bowling of North Platte, 70
years of age, on Union Pacific train
No. 6, decided to leave the train there
and take the Burlington to Lincoln.
He Jumped after the train had gotten
under headway, rolled for some dis
tance and was badly bruised.
cnarles Lombard, a farmer living
near Barneston, was drowned while
bathing in the Blue river two miles
north of that place. A dozen other
men were in the river with him when
he was drowned. He was a poor
swimmer and became exhausted and
went down In a deep hole.
Charles Bourn, 20 years of age, was
drowned. He and three other com
panions were fishing in a boat in the
back waters of the Missouri river
about twenty miles northwest of
BloomDeld, when the boat was acci
dentally capsized and the young man
lost his life before his companions
could rescue him.
The clerk of the district court of
Otoe county has received word, be
cause of the illness of Judge H. D.
Travis and his wife, that the June
term of the district court will stand
adjourned until Biich time as he Is
able to attend his duties. The petit
jury has been excused until they are
again called. Judge Travis has been
unwell for some time.
The body of Charles Svensen of
Arlington was found In the doorway
of his Jewelry repair shop, the other
morning, by Frank Hadley and Oscar
Claycomb, who were returning home
from a dance and saw the body lying
in the doorway as they were passing
by. Svensen had evidently been dead
some time, as the body was cold when
found. He died of heart disease.
i he clt council of North Platte held
a special meeting to meet with Mr.
Hoffmelster to discuss settlement of
the water works question. He offered
to have a special engineer make an
appraisal of the plant in this city, but
this the council declined as the city
engineer naa maae an appraisal, i ne
council then passed a formal resolu
tion offering $G0,000 for the present
water works plant and making the
offer good until July 6.
Andrew Simpson, one of the heavy
feeders of Johnson county, is home
from St. Joseph, where he had two
cars of very choice short-fed steers.
The steers were remarkable on ac
count of the extremely large gain
made on the light cattle. There were
thirty-nine head and they averaged
706 pounds when Mr. Simpson began
feeding them on January 1. After
handling them for 165 days they aver
aged 1,115, a net gain of 409 pounds
to the steer.
According to statistics Just com
piled by County Assessor C. H. Fehl
man, Jefferson county is much richer
than last year. The total valuation
of lands, lots and improvements for
this year is $22,718,825, which Is an
Increase over last year of $282,280,
The Increase in personal property Is
$274,285. the figures of 1909 being
$5,760,265 against $5.485.9o0 for last
year. Jefferson county farmers have
on hand 315,000 bushels of corn, 17,500
bushels of wheat, 1,985 bushels of.xye,
28,000 bushelB of oats and 24,975 tons
For more than four weeks Mrs
Thomas McCoy of Tecumseh, has been
suffering from tho effects of a squirrel
bite on each of her hands, but It Is not
thought rabies will result as the time
has long since gone by for such a
termination of the injuries. The
wounds have caused Mrs. McCoy much
suffering and worry.
Although about seventy years old
Mrs. Jacob Moore, of Auburn, peti
tloned for and wns granted a divorce
from her husband in district court.
Mr. Moore is about the same age as
his wife, Mrs. Moore was given all
wony and the sum of $600.
PROSPECTS ARE OF A VERY EN
FULLY EQUAL TO LAST YEAR
The Campbell Soil Culture Theory Ad
vancingOther Matters of In
tereest From the Capital.
According to reports gathered by
the grain dealers in Lincoln from their
branches throughout the state, the
prospects are that the wheat crop this
year will be fully as good, If not bet
ter, than it was last year. There is
very little smut reported, and the
several grain dealers Interviewed yes
terday knew of not a single locality In
which chinch bugs or any other insect
were infesting the fields.
The Central Granaries company re
ports prospects throughout the entire
wheat area of the state very favorable
except In the extreme southwestern
portion, and even there they look for a
better crop than was produced in that
area last year. In their opinion the
harvest may begin by the first of next
month if the weather continues warm
and dry. A small sheaf on exhibition
In the office, brought from Adams,
Gage county, shows unusually long
heads and a heavy kernal. '
The South Platte country has a
bright wheat outlook, according to the
statement of the Wright-Leet Grain
company. Reports from the branch
elevators In that district say that in
dications point to an average yield of
from twenty to twenty-five bushels
per acre. The usual amount of smut
has been found in all wheat fields, but
at the present time this has practical
ly disappeared. What little there was,
was the common smut found sporadic
ally in every wheat field, and not of
the more destructive "ball smut"
which is so much dreaded by the
farmer. A few spears of wheat
brought to the office from Russell
county, Kansas, show a full, well
rounded kernal; but the stand in the
fields there is said to be thin, owing
to dry weather.
Wheat as far west as Lincoln county
is in good shape. The H. O. Barber
company, which does some of its busi
ness in the vicinity of North Platte,
says that the great production of
wheat in Lincoln county Is largely due
to the scientific methods of conserving
soil moisture practiced there, and to
the old English custom of fallowing
introduced there some years ago. Mr.
Barber says there are conflicting re
ports in regard to crop conditions in
Puelps county. Some report them
good and others report them unfavor
able. Campbell Soil Culture.
The Campbell soil culture theory
has received encouragement from
foreigners. The Campbell Soil Cul
ture company of Lincoln has been or
ganized. A communication has been
received from the Department of Ag
riculture of the Mexican government,
asking for the conditions under woicb
tne company will establish one or
more of their demonstration farms in
that country, and the land owners' as
sociation of Prosser, Wash., has asked
tne company to undertake for them a
demonstration farm in what is known
as the Horse Heaven section, in south
east Washington. Tne company also
has under consideration the establish
ment of a farm for tne East Oregon
Land company, and .the supervision of
some farms for the D. B. Johnson
Land company In North Dakota. The
company decided to amend the ar
ticles of Incorporation, Increasing Its
capital stock from $100,000 to $150,000,
Rev. E. von Forel of Scotts Bluff, Neb.,
ex-regent of the Nebraska state unr
verslty, has been secured by the com
pany to take charge of Its educational
department, and will spend the sum
mer months preparing a course of
study, which will be taught by corre
The Packing Project.
Further discussion of the packing
project took place here at a meeting
of the commercial committee for the
Lincoln Commercelal club. Among
the plans talked of was the one fol
lowed at Oklahoma City, where a
bonus of $300,000 was collected, fur
nishing the means by which the indus
try was attracted to that place.
Want Telephone Service.
William H. Grassmeyer, a shipper
and farmer living five miles north of
Rlvcrdale, has filed a complaint with
the railway commission asking that
the Union Pacific Railroad company
be compelled to .furnish adequate
telephone service at Its depots at Riv
To Defend Guaranty Law.
L. I Albert of Columbus and C. O.
Whedon of Lincoln have been chosen
to defend the state bank guaranty act.
It is said that the new state banking
board has practically agreed to the
retention of the two attorneys.
Data For Railroad Valuation.
A number of railroad men again met
with the State Railway Commission
and Engineer Hurd discussed the re
ports the engineer will want In finding
the physical valuation of the railroads.
The railroad men objected to the forms
prepared by Mr. Hurd because they
were more numerous than tho Mln
nesota officials required. Mr. Hurd,
however, explained that while there
were more forms no more Information
was asked for, but be had divided the
fbrms so that the matter would bo
more convenient to handle.
RATES FOR BONDING.
State Board Sets Forth Some Changes
Th3 rates of fidelity and guaranty:
bonding companies In force for the
year 1907 were adopted by the state
board newly created to establish max
imum rates for the bonding companies.
Imum rates for the bonding companies.
This sets aside the big increase In
rates .made by such companies and
enforced since the first of the present
year. Gov. Shallenberger, Auditor
Barton and Attorney General Thomp
son adopted the new rates and they
will remain in force till the board
makes a more complete investigation.
Where the rates of 1909 apply to new
classes of business that were not list
ed in 1907, the rates of 1909 will re
main till further orders. No rates
have been established for bonds of
state officers because no such bonds
will be given for another two years.
The rate of county treasurer was
reduced in many cases, the reduction
in Lincoln county being from $400 for
two years to $250 for the same period.
The rate proposed by bonding com
panies for all the county treasurers
in the state would make a total of
$35,311 for two years. The rate
adopted by the board will reduce this
to about $30,870.
Some of the changes are shown by
a comparison of the following rates
adopted by the board, per $1,000, and
the rates which the bonding compa
nies proposed and which have been
in force up to this time:
rttink deposit f 2.50 6.00
Hunk employes 2.00 3.00
Agents of Mer. firms B OO 10.00
Administrators 2.50 3.00
Bookkeepers 4.00 5.00
Clerk 3.00 5.00
Collector 7.50 10.00
Fraternal Orguns 3. SO 5.00
Sheriffs 5.00 10.00
Injunction 3 00 6.00
Letter carriers 50 1.00
Liquor salesmen 15.00
Militia 4.00 7.50
Kaloon license bond $10-25.00 to. 00
Superaedeas 3.00 5.00
Auto drivers 10.00 10.00
To Enforce Guaranty Deposit.
' A defense of the banking law, the
so-called guaranty of deposits, was
discussed by Gov. Shallenberger, Au
ditor Barton and Attorney General
Thompson and Samuel Patterson of
Arapahoe. Mr. Patterson is the bank
er who was appointed by the governor
secretary of the banking board to
take his office July 2. The two state
officers who were with the governor
are to be members of the new board
after the act takes effect July 2. The
governor Instead of the state treasu
rer is to be a member of the board
after July 2.
"We take it for granted there are
no nulliflers," Bald Gov. Shallenberger,
after the conference, "and shall pre
pare to enforce the guaranty law. Mr.
Patterson will go to Oklahoma to
study the enforcement and workings
of the guaranty law of that state be
fore he takes his position as secretary
of the Nebraska banking board."
Will Test Guaranty Law.
John L, Webster of Omaha was in
Lincoln and announced that be ex
pected to file a suit some time this
week to test the constitutionality of
the bank guaranty law, enacted by the
late legislature. Mr. Webster held a
consultation with the attorney general
In which he asked that the legal de
partment file a demurrer to his peti
tion, and in that way get the case be
fore the court. Inasmuch as the at
torney general understands that some
of the bankers Intend to have other
counsel assist in the defense of the
law, he refused to agree to any mode
of procedure, for fear it might embar
rass the counsel the bankers may em
ploy. Judiciary Law Attacked.
C. O. Whedon, attorney for John M.
Reagan, filed a petition in the district
court of Lancaster county asking for
a mandamus to compel the secretary
of state to place the name of Mr.
Reagan on the primary election ballot
as a partisan candidate for supreme
judge. Mr. Whedon, in a brief be
prepared, attacked the constitutional
ity of the non-partisan judiciary law,
which was enacted by the late legisla
ture, and the suit is for the purpose
of trying out that law. He contends
the new law amends sections that
have been repealed.
"How Dry I Am."
l uci v iq ail uiiyicuouui ilim ulHUUIrl"
Ing drouth at the Elks' club rooms.
Fifty cases of beer were consigned to
the club by an Omaha brewery. The
Rock Island railway, acting on the ad
vice of its local attorney, has refused
to deliver tho consignment. The clubs
of the city have brought suits to test
the rights of the excise board in reg
ulating the liquor sales in clubs. One
of these suits Is now In the supreme
court. Others nre in tho district
Will Enforce Pure Drug Act.
One of the important addresses be.
fore the state druggists who were in
session here was that by Deputy Food
Commissioner Mains. The food com
missioner Insisted that he did not
care to arrest any druggists and
would not do so for pnstlme, but that
If any one of them violated the pure
drug law ho would commence prosecu
tion. Mrs. McDougal Resigns.
Mrs. McDougal, matron of the Home
for the Friendless, has tendered her
resignation, or will shortly, to take
Tor the Friendless becomes a school
for Indigent children and pnases from
me MiauiiKumpui oi me uonra of pub
lic Lands and Buildings to a board
appointed by Cov Shallenberger. Mrs.
McDougal remarked to friends she
had an Idea she would not find favor
with the new board, and for that rea
son she concluded to take time by the
forelock and resign.
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