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PlATISMOlilH REWS HtRAlD
R. O. WAITERS, Business Manager
CONDENSATIONS OF THE MORE
BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD
General, Political, Religious, 8portlng,
Foreign and Other Events Re
corded Here and There.
Chancellor Von Buelow will resign be
fore the adjournment of the reichstag.
according to the report In well In
formed political circles. A semi
ofllclal note, published In the Koel
nlsche Zeitung, gives similar Indica
tions. Count Casimir Undent, former Aus
trian premier, died at Vienna. Count
Casimir Undent was born In Poland
In 1840. lie studied law, entered the
Austrian civil service and became
governor of Austrian-Poland.
Mail advices from Colombia report
a very critical condition of affairs In
that republic. As the result of the de
parture of President Reyes for Europe
the various political parties which a
few months ago seemed to bo united
are now completely disorganized, and
there are indications Hint Colombia
is on the verge of a great revolution.
The German potash syndicate has
renewed Its agreement, Hermann
Schmittman and his son, Waldemar
Schmittman, representing the Asher
leben and Solstedt mines, having af
fixed their signatures to the contract.
A portion of the army stationed at
Baranquilln took up arms against the
Colombian government, made prison
ers of the municipal authorities and
proclaimed Gonzales Valencia .as the
A Bpeclal dispatch from Belgrade
says that 250 Austrian soldiers and
CO Austrian gendarmes have been cap
tured on a Servian Island In the River
Prina, on the frontier. The Servian
government has protested to the ad
ministration at Vienna against the
The British, German and French
Imnkers concerned In the Hankow
Bze-Chuen railroad loan of 127,500,000
began consideration of the terms un
der which Americans are to be ad
mitted to participation.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, was
the guest at a dinner given by the
labor party at the English house of
Congressman KInkald has persuaded
the secretary of the navy to loan Ne
braska the figurehead of the battle
Members of congress see no hopo
of Insurgent success and predict com
plete Aldrlch victory on tariff com
promise. President Taft speaks favorably of
the plan to connect church and gym
nasium, and praises the worker whose
vacation 'Is short.
Two powerful banks In Chicago have
united, giving them a financial power
Conference committee on the tariff
is working night and day, but refuses
to divulge details of work.
More than 4,000 Western Union tele
graph poles in Iowa weir; broken by
the recent storms and Poods through
out the state.
Nationalist troops have captured Te
heran amid rejoicing of the people.
. Some fighting Is going on.
Wolgast and Nelson fought a ten
round bout at Los Angeles, the for
mer getting much the better of It.
James Yadkin Joyner of North Cur
olina was chosen president of the Na
tional Educational association.
Paris theaters have raised their
price of admission, whereat there is
Commander John Hood has been
designated as the head of the board
appointed to make a second Inquiry
Into the cause of the death of Second
Lieutenant James M. Sutton of the
Marine Corps at Annapolis, ' In Octo
Ernest W. S. Plckhart of New York
died In a London hotel on July 4 of
an overdose of a drug taken to Induce
tleep. Mr. Plckhart was the divorced
husband of the stepdaughter of the
late Robert Roosevelt, uncle of Theo
An Investigation of the charges
made by James R. Wheeler, a gradu
ate of the Carlisle (Pa.) Indian school,
the students were cruely treated In
that Institution was begun at Carlisle
by Inspector E. P. Holcomb of the
bureau of Indian affairs.
The German emperor has asked
Prince von Buelow whom he would
suggest as his successor in the chan
cellorship and the prlre has recom
mended Dr. Von BechmannHollweg,
minister of the interior and vice chan
cellor. If departments at Washington want
to show low estimates next winter
they must not expect congressional
A wind storm at St. Louis was de
structive to property.
It is said that war between Bolivia
and Peru is imminent.
Delegates of a number of New York
business associations wilt go to Wash
ington to urge that a tariff commis
sion be Incorporated as a part of the
A hurricane of unusual severity oc
curred at Panama, doing much damage
SBM OF EE
The Phlllipine tariff bill passed by
the senate last week provides for du
ties on nearly 400 articles Imported
by those Islands.
Senator Aldrtch bad whip hand In
the senate and sent all attempted
amendments to the table, drawing to
wards the final rote.
There Is about to come from the
press an 8,000-word booklet by Mrs.
Mary Copley Thaw of Pittsburg, deal
ing with the case of her son, Harry K.
The Governor of Nebraska may call
an extra session of the legislature to
enact a new guaranty law.
John D. Rockefeller increased his
donations to the general education
board by a gift of $10,000,000 and also
released the board from the obliga
tion to hold In perpetuity the funds
contributed by him. The gift brings
Mr. Rockefeller's donations to the gen
eral education board to $52,000,000.
The senate worked on Independ
ence day, it being the twelfth time in
the history of the country that this
high legislative body so met.
Oscar Straus, who was recently ap
pointed American ambassador to Tur
key, sailed for his new post at Con
Customs officials will have a heavy
task in adjusting to the new tarff
schedules If it is effective when
The crop report of the department
of agriculture shows grains In more
flourishing condition than the aver
age In July.
The Nebraska Liquor Dealers' asso
ciation has decided to go into court
and tight the early closing law. The
suit will be brought in Omaha.
President Tnft, If the tariff bill is
out of the way by August 1, will visit
a number of western states, Including
Washington and the Alaska-Yukon-
V. J. Bryan delivered bis great lec
ture, "The Prince of Pence," to a large
audience at New Hampton, In., under
tho auspices of the Kcdpntu Vnwter
The Roosevelt expedition Is enjoy
ing good hunting and all the members
of the party are well. This Informa
tion was brought into Nalvasha by
couriers from the Sotlk district.
Hundreds of travelers were de
tained In Kansas City because of high
President Taft paid high tribute to
the federal constitution in his speech
at Lake Champlaln.
Prof. Iouls T. Moore of Cincinnati,
who, it is understood, will spend the
summer with ills sister-in-law, Mrs,
Taft, has arrived at the summer cap
ltal in Beverly.
President Taft was presented with
a "big stick," a bludgeon six feet long
and shaped much like the big vmblem
of Rooseveltlan authority, which be
cmne famous In cartoons during the
last administration. . The donor was
J. E Forbes of Ottawa, Kas.
By the decisive vote of 317 to 14,
more than the necossary two-thirds,
the house passed the senate joint
resolution providing for the submis
sion of the Income tax amendment
question to the states. The negative
votes were all cast - by republicans.
The resolution now goes to the presi
dent for his signature.
Tho seuate will be represented In
the conference on the tariff bill by
eight men, Ave republicans and three
democrats, all of whom will be select
ed according to seniority of member
ship on the committee on finance.
Senators Aldrlch, Burrows, Penrose,
Hale and Cullom will be the republi
cans, and Senators Daniel, Money and
Bulley the democratic members of the
conference committee on the part of
Cynically disposed statesmen are
opining that the effort to save from
$30,000,000 to $50,000,000 a year In
the expense of the federal government
will n.ot only fail, but that within the
next three years there will be a large
upward turn In the national budget.
As an Indorsement of his stand dur
ing the discussion of the tariff, the
Union League club of Chicago has in
vited Senator Dolliver to address the
annual dinner of the club, Washing
ton's birthday, February 22, 1910. The
Invitation has been accepted.
Hon. Church Howe, consul general
at Manchester, England, arrived In
Washington. Mr. Howe has returned
to the United States upon a leave of
absence, and after transacting some
business in connection with his office
will start for Nebraska to spend the
remainder of his leave at home.
John W. Roberts of Lincoln has
been appointed scientific assistant in
connection with agricultural depart
ment. C. E. Campbell of Omaha was
appointed .messenger in army head
quarters in Omaha.
Mrs. Mary Lurned Dorrance Aldrlch,
wife of Edwurd Burgess Aldrlch, eld
est son of United States Senator Nel
son W. Aldrlch, was granted a divorce
from her husband on tho ground of
Jewel H. Aubere. for eight years
Washington representative of the St.
Louis Globe-Democrat, died in Wash
ington of heart disease.
President Tnft announces that his
dates for the trip beginning Sept. 15
are liable to revision.
Thousands of people paid the last
tribute of respect and friendship to
the late Congressman Francis W.
Cushman at Tacoma, Wash.
William J. Bryan addressed a letter
to President Taft asking him to allow
the people to vote on popular election
Thaw Is undergoing another exam
ination as to his sanity, and efforts for
release from the asylum.
Supreme Court Justice Gaynor de
nied the motion recently made before
him for the removal of the Thaw In
sanity hearing from Westchester
county to New J'ork county.
ADVA GE 1
PRICE ON THE CHICAGO BOARD
$1.27 FOR JULY.
CROP REPORT - RESPONSIBLE
Kansas and Missouri Are Short and
the Price Is Likely to go to
$1.50 Per Bushel.
Chicago. Wheat for July delivery
advanced 7 cents during a stormy ses
sion on the Board of Trade Wednes
day, establishing a new high record
mark for the season and giving prom
ise of-a repetition of the recent deal
headed by James A. Patten and his
colleagues In the May option. The
top mark reached by the July delivery
was $1.27, compared with $1.20, the
closing figures of the previous day.
The Immediate cause of the buying
flurry which resulted In the sensa
tional advance was the additional rain
fall In Kansas and Missouri, where
the new crop of wheat is now being
harvested or Is awaiting the visit of
the thresher, and dispatches from
other harvesting wheat shipping sec
tions of the country telling of damage
to the new crop by excessive rains.
Numerous reports were received
from points in Illinois, Missouri, Ken
tucky and Tennessee, which claimed
that the wheat already harvested is
sprouting in the shocks owing to the
unfavorable weather conditions. The
official forecast for Thursday for the
principal w heat growing states in this
country predicts additional thunder
storms over a wide area throughout
the central and western states.
A large "sleeping" short Interest
has existed for some time in the July
option and the action of the market
today Indicated that many of theso
traders had awakened to the serious
aspect of the situation. Leading ware
house men nnd professional traders
are said to be the principal shorts.
The elevator men weeks ago bought
wheat In the fields In Kansas, Okla
homa and other winter wheat states
and "hedged" against their country
purchases by selling July in this mar
ket. Since that time wet weather
has Interfered with threshing opera
tions and prevented quick delivery
of the new crop In Chicago and the
There Is practically no wheat suit
able for delivery on contracts in this
city at the present time and what lit
tle there Is belongs to the Patten In
terests. The leader of his clique suc
ceeded In merchandising the grain de
livered to hlra during the closing days
of the May corner and he now de
mands the wheat sold to him for this
month's delivery. '
When shorts went to him early in
the day with offers of settlement, It
is claimed, they were told to buy the
grain in the pit. The attempt to carry
out this line of action was the cause
of the 7-cent bulge.
Twice during the day the pit was
thrown into a turmoil, first when 5
cents was added to the price of the
July delivery during the first half
hour of trading and again nenr the
close when two more points were ad
ded to the total. Demand was so
fierce at the start that the price be
tween sales Jumped from cent to
1 cent at a leap. Wild shouts arose
when the price touched $1.25, and
predictions were freely made that
$1.50 would be reached before the end
of the month.
PIRATE SHIP IS DESTROYED.
Vessel Supposed to Have Captured
American Sent to Bottom.
Washington. The annihilation of
the pirate ship, together with Its
crew, which was supposed to have
captured an American citizen In the
waters of British North Borneo, was
reported to the state department by
the British ambassador. The destruc
tion was the work of his majesty's
ship Merlin. This Information reached
the ambassador through the govern
ment of British North Borneo, but no
mention was made of the American
held by the pirates.
Dismissed from the Army.
Washington. Upon conviction by a
court-martial for passage of bogus
checks and failing to pay his debts
Major Charles J. T. Clark, Twenty
sixth infantry, has been dismissed
from the army.
Taft Commutes Sentence.
Washington. President Taft com
muted from one year to three days the
setence of Imprisonment in the Chi
cago house of correction passed on
Marion Grey, convicted of - the Im
proper use of the malls In conducting
a matrimonial agency In Elgin, 111.
Graft Sentences Affirmed.
Philadelphia. The conviction In the
Dauphin county court of the men
charged with conspiracy to defraud
the state in the matter of the furnish
ing of the new state capitol at Harris
burg, was affirmed by the superior
Champion Baker Is Dead.
York, Neb. MIbb rickrell. the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Plckrell, living nine miles southeast
of York, died last night after a short
Illness. Miss Plckrell Is the young
lady who won the prize In the bread
baking contest at the Omaha Corn
exposition last full.
Mors Money for Sioux Falls.
Washington. Senator Gamble has
secured an increase In the cost of en
largement of public buildings at Sioux
Falls, S. D., of $190,000.
NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES.
Items of Interest Taken From Hers
- and There Over the Stats.
In Johnson county girls have gone
Into the wheat field to help gather the '
There are 451 prisoners at the state
penitentiary and 250 of them are em
ployed. Joseph Pop of Weston, who was shot
in his right hand by a blank cartridge,
was taken to Omaha. It is feared
that lockjaw will set in.
Allen Sharp, Beatrice, 75 years old.
has been adjudged an inebriate and
committed to the asylumn for three
One man was killed and one seri
ously Injured by the Missouri Pacific
freight train near Avoca. They were
sitting on the right of way- and did
not move as the train approached.
The Leigh fire department has de
cided to hold its second annual tourn
ament on August 4 and 5. Extensive
preparations for the event are undet
G. W. Crozler, formerly principal of
tho public schools of Strorasburg, has
accepted the principalship of schools
at St. Aunis, Cal.. to which place he
recently moved his family.
At Beatrice J. T. Hickman, a la
borer, became violently Insane, and
when locked up in jail be stripped
himself of all clothing and tried to
beat out his brains against the bars.
Andrew Myer, a farmer living five
miles north of Lyons, Is In jail on the
charge of trying to kill his wife and
daughter. Myer Is said to have been
drunk when the deed was attempted.
A large barn on the farm of George
Callett near Plckerell burned, with a
considerable amount of hay and grain.
Two horses perished and two were
badly burned. Loss, $1,200; partially
Johnny Gill, the 10-year-old son of
Ed H. Gill, living on the eastern
border of Custer county, was shot and
almost Instantly killed by George
Crist, another 10-year-old boy. The
shooting was accidental.
The body of Perry Jerman of Beat
rice, who was drowned in a lake near
Rawlins, Wyo., last September, was
found last week. He was 22 years
of nge and Is survived by a widow.
The remnlns were Interred at Rawlins.
The corner stone of the Congrega
tional church of Hastings, which will
cost about $17,000, was laid last week.
VV. A. Selleck, president of the Lincoln
Commercial club, delivered the prin
While returning from tho wheat
fields on the Fred Ehrman farm, three
miles southeast of Roseland, Henry
Warner, a brother of Peter Warner,
a real estate man In Hastings, was
struck and instantly killed by light-
T. K. Matzen sold his farm of 160
acres. Just west of Leigh, to John
lohannes for $140 per acre, which Is
the highest price on record paid for
land anywhere in that section of the
state. - ' ;'
The cattle shipment last week from
Dunbar to the Kansas City market by
C. J. Mulls of that place makes the
twenty third trainload of top-themar-ket
stuff he has forwarded to the cat
tle markets this season.
Albert Thomas, residing eight and
one-half miles southwest of Edgar,
shot himself. The victim was a bach
elor, 5C years of age and had been In
the asylum two or three years ago on
account of mental derangement.
Mrs. Sarah Markle of Hanover town
ship, Adams county, has been bound
over to the district court for trial on
tho charge of stealing a Bible from
the homo of her father, Claus Lay, a
From Germany comes the Informa
tion that George Matter, a tailor of
Nebraska City, by reason of the death
of an uncle In that country, has fal
len heir to 100.000 marks. He has
been a resident of Nebraska City for
some twenty years.
Stewart Tully, son of Mr. and Mrs
Willam Tully of Grand Island, and an
employe of the Fairmont Creamery
company, wan Instantly killed by com
ing in contact with a guy wire of the In
dependent Telephone company, which
was charged with electricity.
Frank Walters, 28 years old, was
fatally gored by a cow at Crab Orch
ard. The young man was riding a
bicycle through the vilage when lie
was charged by the angry animal,
which knocked him to the ground and
tore a hole in his breast.
The Bank of Naper, one of the old
est banks in Boyd county, which was
organized by R. L. Crosby and later
transferred to his son, C. C. Crosby,
was last week sold to John Flannlgan
of Stuart, Neb., and Michael Flannlgan
of Minneapolis, Minn.
Owing to the continued rains the
farmers have been cutting their wheat
with the greatest difficulty. The wheat
la heavy and has been ready to har
vest for several days. Some farmers
are putting six and eight head of
horses to their binders and running
the machines In the mud.
County Judge Button of Adams
county believes he holds the state
record for having Issued the largest
number of marriage licenses to one
couple. A few days ago he Issued a
license to a couple that had twice be
fore been licensed in the same court.
They were divorced twice, but they
insist now that they understand each
otner perfectly and that their last
wedding is for keeps.
Kllpatrick Brothers of Beatrice and
McArthur Brothers of Omaha are mak
ing preparations to ship thelrr rail
road contracting outfits to Thermop
olls, Wyo., where they have the con
tract for building 45 miles of road. It
will take about two years to complete
the line and will cost several millions
The big horse sale at Hyannls, at
which nearly 1,000 head were sold,
proved a grand success. Byers were
there from Eastern Nebraska and ad
joining states. The prices obtained
were satisfactory, as a whole, to both
buyers and sellers.
CHANGE GRAIN RATE
BECOMES EFFECTIVE ON AND
AFTER AUGUST 10.
FLOUR AND WEAT THE SAME
Warden of Penitentiary Needs Guards
to Confine Prisoners Other Mat
ters at the State Capital.
On and after August 10 the Missouri
Pacific, Burlington, Union Pacific and
Northwestern railroads are authorized
by the state railway commission to
apply the wheat rate on all flour ship
ments in the state and the corn rates
on all shipments of mill stuff.
This order Is supplementary to a
recent order 'allowing the roads to
raise the rates on flour to a parity
with the wheat rate between about 10
per cent of the mill statious In tho
state and Omaha. These stations had
enjoyed for many years a low flour
rate, rates which were put in many
years ago to encourage local industry.
This order followed on a complaint of
the Updike Milling company. As soon
ns thia order was filed it was found
that the Missouri Pacific had been left
out of the complaint. The commission
thereafter avoided a discrimination
by pulling the Crete-Omaha rate on
the Missouri Pacific up to the wheat
rale. The railroads then filed a peti
tion asking that other mill products
besides wheat flour be put on the
same basis as corn, the general con
tentions being that the stations which
had the lower rates were not entitled
to discrimination as against 90 per
cent of the stations In the state and
that the finished product should, as a
general thing, take as high a freight
rate as the raw material from which
it is made.
Several hearings have been held in
the cases. After referring in detail
to the reasons justifying the order on
flour rates the commission in the order
issued says: "Mill stuff, which con
sists of bran and shorts, bears the
same relation to corn as flour to
wheat. Both are more valuable than
corn aud, if anything, more bulky, and
do not move in the same! quantities.
The commission, for the reasons fully
set forth In the case of the Updike
Milling company vs. Union Pacific
Railroad company (formal No. 61), no
special reasons being developed to the
contrary, finds that the rates on flour
should not be less than the rates on
wheat, and that the rates on mill
stuff should not be less than the rates
on corn between the stations herein
Old Soldiers Are Safe.
Members of the Soldiers' Home at
Grand Island, who have exposed the
management of that Institution, are
now getting fearful that they will be
removed from the home and not per
mitted to come back. A letter to this
effect was received by a member of
the Board of Public: Lands and Build
ings. The board has assured the old
soldiers that none of them will be let
out for telling what Is going on. The
board has supervision over admission
and discharges from the home, and
the superintendent is powerless to act
in the matter.
For Historical Society.
The state historical society has re
ceived a large framed portrait of Wil
liam H. Russel of the old freighting
firm of Russel, Majors and Waddell,
who were the most prominent freight
ers on the plains in the early pioneer
days. The portrait was the gift of
Charles R. Moorhead of El Paso, Tex.,
who was on the plains as a young man
and knew and worked for Mr. Russel.
The Nebraska state historical society
has never had a portrait of Mr. Russel
and has been anxious to get one.
Prize Packages Under Ban.
Food Commissioner Mains will test
the pure food law, which provides that
there shall be no prizes in food pack
ages, by arresting J. R. Burley, a
grocer here. The grocer sells food
packages In which are library slips
which entitle the holder to books for
a certain number of slips.
City Attorney Stewart Resigns.
City Attorney John M. Stewart has
resigned and so has his deupty, T. F.
A. Williams. The resignation of both
are to take effect any time between
now and October 1.
Hospital Needs New Engine.
Attorney General Thompson, Land
Commissioner Cowles and Secretary
of State Junkin visited the Hospital
for the Insane at Lincoln and decided
on the immediate purchase of an en
gine and the construction of a stand
pipe. The present emergency engine
is 20 years old and of little value,
while the present reservoir would be
of little help In case of fire.
Bullard Takes Vacation.
S. Bullard, head janitor at the state
house for a number of years, left for
a visit to Boulder, Co., where his son
Warden Needs Guards.
Warden T. W. Smith still Insists
that it Is a bad venture for the state
penitentiary to raise sugar beets with
convicts. As evidence of the bad ef
fect of working convicts in the beet
field he recited on his monthly report
that four convicts escaped during last
month. The best field Is a mile or
more from the prison and the convicts
have to be taken through a bottom
country across a stream, well wooded.
At the time of the recent escape of
the four trusties, the warden had
guards working fifty convicts.
A TEST OF SAMPLES.
Investigations by the Nebraska Seed
The experiment station bulletin No.
110 presents in a topular form the
most important results secured by the
Nebraska Seed Laboratory from the
time of Its establishment to July i,
1908, together with a statement show
ing the various tests made up to May
A grand total of 463 samples was
received and 636 different tests made
during the first year and 617 samples
and 950 tests during the second year
up to May 1, 1909. Over 50 per cent
of these samples were received from
the farmers and seedsmen of Ne
braska. Alfalfa. The 201 samples of alfalfa
examined varied in purity from 56 per
cent to 99 per cent; in germination
from 56 per cent to 100 per cent. and
contained from 0.1 per cent of inert
matter and from 0 per cent to 36 per
cent of foreign seed. Four species of
dodder were found In varying
amounts. One sample of alfalfa con
tained over 9 per cent of dodder and
If this seed had been sown at the
rate of 16 pounds to the acre there
would have been sown 16,305 dodder
seeds to the square rod. Buckhorn,
wild carrot, wild chicory, lamb's
quarters and the seeds of about 75
other weeds were found In the alfalfa
Red Clover The 61 samples of red
clover examined varied In purity from
75 per cent to 99 per cent; in germina
tion from 67 per cent to 100 per cent
and contained from 0.3 per cent to 12
per cent Inert matter and from 0.1 per
cent to 22 per cent foreign seed.
Clover dodder seeds were found In
eight of these samples and a total of
over 70 other more or less noxious
weed seeds were found In the various
clover samples. Buckhorn, for ex
ample, was present In nearly 50 per
cent of the clover samples.
Brome Grass The 26 samples of
awnless brome grass examined varied
in purity from 33 per cent to 96 per
cent; in germination from 0 per cent
to 86 per cent nnd contained from 2
per cent to 46 per cent Inert matter
and from 0.1 per cent to 56 per cent
foreign seed. The various species of
wheat grass are most frequently found
in awnless brome grass, though com
mon cheat and other sorts of brome
grass of little or no value are often
Pure Seeds nnd Sure Seeda Farm
ers should not buy and plant weei
seeds. The Nebraska Seed Labora
tory Is prepared to undertake, without
cost, the study of any samples of seed
sent to It for the purpose of determin
ing the following points:
1. Presence of adulteranta or dod
der. 2. Mechanical purity.
The bulletin may be obtained free
of cost by writing the Nebraska Ex
periment Station, Lincoln. Neb., and
asking for Bulletin No. 110.
Franchises Are Attested.
The state board of assessment met
and completed the work of placing a
valuation on the franchise and rolling
stock of the various railroads. This,
valuation will be distributed to the
various towns of the state under the
terminal tax law according to mileage
of the railroads.
The actual value per mile of the
franchise and rolling stock of the
Union Pacific and its branches is the
same as last year, while the North
western is increased from $10,000 a
mile to $11,500 a mile. The Missouri
Pacific Is decreased on Its main line
from $18,000 a mile to $16,000. Both
of its branches are also decreased.
The following table shows the value
of the franchise and rolling stock per
mile of. the vaiiovre railroads of Ne
braska fixed by the state board of
rnlon rnrlflo I7.r00 $fi7,50t,
Oinnha & Hep. Valley Br... 20.000 26 000
Kearney branch lii.ooo lfi.ooo
Central City branch 10.000 0ooO
North Platte branch I.O'lO 2.000
ChlciiRO & Northwestern... 10.000 ll'ooo
C., St. P., M. 0 18.000 IRioctO
C, St. P.. M. & O. extension B.coo . ti.Ooo
Rock lslanl 25.000 25.000
fit. Joe line ts.000 18,000
Nelson line. J2iOO0 12.000
MKsouri Pacific ik.ooo XUxio
Missouri Pacific extension. . 19.0o0 17,000
i.inroin nrancn 19.000 17 000
Crete branch. 1R.5H0 lIU.oil
Ki. ily Ai Northwestern.. 8.000 fi OOO
Pacific Hv. in Nebraska.. . Ji.OOO 3 500
St. Joseph & Kock Island.. 10.000 11,000
The Burlington system was assessed
different this year from last. Last
year the assessment ranged from
$3,000 to $55,000 a mile and this year
the assessment ranges from $30,COO to
Courts In a Race.
The state supreme court Is In a
race with the federal court, the latter
claiming concurrent Jurisdiction iu
the cases involving the legality of the
Sibley act which reduces express rates
twenty-five per cent. The decision
filed .first Is usually allowed to prevail.
It Is believed that the supreme court
will return a finding at an early date.
Charles Funke sued tho Rock Island'
railway for $200, alleging that ho had
been damaged because tho railroad
failed to carry the samples of a travel
Extra Setelon Probable.
"Should the federal court make per
manent the temporary injunction
against the banking law going Into ef
fect, it is my Intention to call a spe
cial session of the legislature imme
diately after the decision is known."
Gov. Shallenberger made this state
ment. "The decision will Bet out Just
wnat is wrong with the present law.
and then It will be an easy matter to
prepare a bill In accordance with the
decision. I see no necessity for wait
ing until the supreme court of the
United States passes on the question."