The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, September 30, 1909, Image 6

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P. A. BARROWS, Editor and Manager
Washington, Congressional, I'oliti
cal and Other Events Briefly Told
Senor Canalejas. a former minister
nnd leader of the democratic group in
the Spanish oim-Uik, publishes a strong
ly worded protest asaiust Uie govern
ment's refusal to rostoro constitution
al liberties. Ho advocates a popular
movement evorywlium against "cler
ical reaction."
Wild scenes took place in the prison
at Birmingham an a result of the
forcible feeding with a stomach pump
of suffragette who aro on a hunger
strike. The womon resisted tlio ef
forts of the keeper, smashed windows
I and assaulted tho wardens and dually
It ad to be handcuffed and placed In
i solitary confinement.
! "It Is generally believed in Madrid
that tho complications which have
arisen between Spain and Mulai Hafld,
tho Biiltan of Morocco, are likely to
result In a Spanish-Moroccan war;
that is a war between Spain and tho
i forces of tho sultan of Morocco In
distinction from tho fltrhtlnc iroinir on.
which is limited to the Moorish
"tribesmen Inhabiting tho Riff country.
'Senator Nelson W. Aldrlch of lthodo
Island und Prof. A. P. Andrew, mem
bers of tho United States monetary
commission, aro In Paris conferring
with M. Pallaln, governor of the Hank
of 'France, hnd other distinguished
, financiers and economists.
'."'Captain Ferber an oilicer of the
French army, was killed near Bou
logno while testing an aeroplane.
While In tho air tho machine turned
over and then dashed to the ground.
Captain Ferber was crushed to death
by tho motor.
Tho members of tho American wa
terways comniitteo arrived In Paris
from Brussels and are planning to
' spend flro of the nino days they will
remain In Franco in examining tho
.river Seine and other typical French
waterways from tho standpoint of
It Is sId that progrosslvo republic
ans in the lower bouse are likely to
form an independent organization.
Conuucst of the air will co on
despite accidents is the opinion ex
pressed by the French press.
' Secretary Wilson is making a care
ful study of tho semi-arid country of
western states.
Judge Ralph B. Campbell, In the fed
eral court at McAlister, Okl., Issued a
temporary order restraining tho stato
officials from interfering with tho pip
ing of gas out of Oklahoma.
Two passenger Mitchell runabout
with top. Fine condition. For sale
cheap.' Ed. Estill. ISIS Farnam street,
Omaha. Neb.
t Commander Robert E. Pearv re
fused absolutely to allow any of the
records or instruments of Dr. Frede
rick A. Cook to be brought aboard
the steamer Roosevelt and was thus
Instrumental in causing these records
to remain In a cache at Etah, Green
land, according to Harry Whitney.
Diamonds valued at $3,000 were
r-tolen from the residence of W. 0.
Hunter, In the fashionable re.sldenco
section of Des Moines, while the
family was absent. Mr. Hunter Is
chief dispatcher for tho Great West
ern railway.
According to the report of the gen
.oral land ofneo upon the receipts from
the sales of public lands in the coun
try during tho year which ended June
30. last, tho aggregate amount from
Bales in Kansas was 179,192; in Mis
, leourl. $37,554; In Oklahoma, $537,191.
With tho death of Governor John
A! Johnson tho government of Min
nesota passed into tho hands of tho
republicans. Lieutenant Governor Al
bert O. Eberhart, who was elected as
a republican, became Mr. Johnson's
successor at. tho time of his death.
George Caldwell, an official of tho
Canadian marine department, who
stnrted three years ago to niako a
trip from Chesterfield Inlet to the
Arctic' circle, has been given up for
Figures given out nt the pension
offico show that Iowa pensions for the
fiscal year ending Juno 30 last ran
about the snmo as the year preceding.
On Juno 30 last there were 33,fGS
pensioners in Iowa.
Millions of dollars' worth of valu
able paintings aro being bought
abroad by American millionaires for
free entry under tho new tariff law.
Treasury department ndvices show
th'it ono Philadelphia millionaire alone
. recently., Imported $200,000 of these
works of art.
The question of reciprocal demur
rage, uphold by the supreme court of
Georgia In an opinion handed down,
In which tho Stato Railroad commis
sion was sustained, will be taken to
the supremo court of the United Slates
, by the roads.
Fifty persons were Injured, ono
fatally, In a street car nccidont near
ihe Alaska-YukonPaclfle exposition
grounds when a street car got beyond
control. x
The Netherlands financial depart
ment has submitted to tho state coun
cil a bill providing for an increase of
SO per cent on all Import duties. .
PUT 10 I
Twenty-one states have contracted
for space at the National Cora Show
to be held in Omaha.
Peary and Dr. Cook, tho explorers,
will both submit reports In duo time,
leaving the public to decide as to
their respective claims.
A general election In Great Britain
Is among the early probabilities.
The buriel of Gov. Johnson of Min
nesota, who died from a surgical oper
ation took place at St. Peter. Many
distinguished people were present .
The colored people of Douglas coun
ty, Neb., observed emancipation day
by holding a mass meeting in the
auditorium, where 1,000 or moro of
them gathered.
Senator Nelson W. Aldrlch of Rhode
Island, and Trof. A. P. Andrew, mem
bers of the United States monetary
commission, are In Paris conferring
with M. Pallaln, governor of tho bank
of France and other distinguished
financiers nnd economists.
More thnn ten lives were lost and
property worth over $2,000,000 was
destroyed In the cyclone which re
cently swept over tho provinco of
Plnar Del Rio, Cuba.
The thirty-sixth annual convention
of tho National Women's Christian
Temperance Union meets in Omaha
October 22 to 27.
Robert I loo, aged seventy, head of
R. lloo & Co., printing press manu
facturers of New York and London,
died In London after a short illness.
Dr. Cook, the explorer, arrived In
New York nnd says ho brings along
proof of lils discovery of tho north
O. E. Eberhart becomes governor of
Minnesota by the death of Gov. John
son. He is quite a young man.
Governor Johnson of Minnesota died
In the hospital at Rochester In that
stato from tho effects of an operation
performed somo days previous. Lieu
tenant Governor Eberhart now be
comes chief executivo of the state.
In the street car strike at Omaha,
now on, thero has been some rioting,
but no fatalities.
During the two weeks ending Sep
tember 14 thero was forty-seven cases
of bubonic plague in Grayquil, four
teen of which resulted fatally.
Revenues for the year ending Juno
JO last are greater than tho railroads
earned in tho preceding year.
Secretnry of Agriculturo Wilson con
cludes that government regulation of
railroad capitalization would lead to
large Investments lu securities by
American farmers.
A religious sect In Massachusetts
waited in vain for the world to come
to an end.
A Stoddard-Dayton five passenger
touring car, fully equipped, for salt; at
a bargain price. Edw. Estill, 1818
Farnam street, Omaha, Neb.
Forty newspaper reporters were
given audience by Dr. Cook, tho ex
plorer, to whom ho told his story.
Governor Johnson of Minnesota
underwent operations at three differ
ent times. It was the third that
proved fatal.
Tho abstract of the condition of the
national banks of Nebraska, exclusive
of Omaha and Lincoln, at tho close of
business September 1, as reported to
tho comptroller of tho currency, shows
average reserve held of 10.40 per cent,
against 10.49 per cent on June 23.
Loans nnd discounts decreased from
$51,011,575 to $45,r.5G,114.
Raisin wine Is taxable nccordlng to
a decision rendered by Commissioner
of Internal Revenue Cabell. The tax
will take effect October 1, next. All
internal revenue agents were notified.
That the whole force of tho adminis
tration has been put behind tho move
ment for ship subsidy legislation tho
coining winter Is shown by various
developments here. As a result, sup
porters of the ship subsidy bill are
more than usually sanguine that they
will get what they want. Consular
reports nowadays are teeming with
figures which are calculated to further
the subsidy movement.
The forecasts of the United States
weather bureau were homo out with
remarkable exactness by the destruc
tive West Indian hurricane which
visited tho South Atlantic and Gulf
A board of officers has been named
to meet nt Fort Des Moines Novem
ber 1 for competitive examination of
candidates authorized to appear for
second lieutenants in the Phllllppiue
A very small Increase In tho num
ber of pensioners In the western
states, accompanied by a slight In
crease in the amount puld in pensions,
Is shown by tho pension commission
er's report for the year ended June
30 last. The figures for the state of
Nebraska aro said to be typical. They
show: Number pensions 190S, 15,405;
1909. 15,578. Amount paid: 1108.
$2,322,82G; 1909. $2,050,451.
Economy in every division In the
postofflco department Is the command
of Postmaster General Hitchcock.
The party of United States congress
men who havo been touring tho Ha
waiian Islands are nov on tho way
I home.
Nebraska has 15.405 persons on tne
! government pension list.
, H Is rumored that General Hernando
I Rcyex, governor of that state, is about
i to leave Mexico
President Taft will be given n $10,-
! 0m) banquet at the Fairmont hotel In
San Francisco on the night of October
5, according to plans announced.
Being a bride Is no novelty for Mrs.
(rare Lvelyna Rlttcr-ChnneyOring
Wheeler I lout - Chapman of Kansas
City. She has been at the bride busl
ness for twelve years and has now slj
husbands without divorce from any of
No successor to P.dwurd II. llarrl
man on tho board of directors of tho
New York Central railroad was elec
ted at tho meeting of the board Frl
TALK Oil iill
National Chief Executive Will Ask for
This Sum to Complete the
Spokane, Wash. President Taft
delivered here Tuesday his long-anticipated
speech on tho conservation of
natural resources and outlined the
policy of his administration on this
subject of supreme Importance to all
the west.
Ho broadly took the stand that
while the present administration Is
pledged to follow out the policies of
Mr. Roosevelt, such a pledge does not
Involve him In any obligation to carry
out those policies without congres
sional authorization. Tho president
added, however, that ho would take
every step and exert every Influence
upon congress to enact legislation
which shall best subserve tho pur
poses and requirements of the situa
tion. President Taft created much enthu
siasm when ho announced that ho
would urge upon congress tho neces
sity of authorizing the secretary of
the interior to Issue $10,000,000 bonds
for tho completion of Irrigation pro
jects in the west upon which work
lias been suspended because of lack
of funds and the discovery thnt the
projectors, in their enthusiasm, did
not closely observe tho limitations of
tho reclamation act. Hardships have
been, worked upon many settlers
through the suspension of work and
Senator Borah of Idaho and other
western senators and representatives
have urged upon the president that
a bond Issue was the only way by
which justice could bo done.
Mr. Taft declared congv ss did not
Intend that the government should
undertake projects which could not be
currently paid for out of the proceeds
of the sales of public lands, but added
that ho has been Impressed during his
visit to the west of the necessity for
immediate relief.
It was here in Spokane a little while
ago that the National Irrigation con
gress met and the Ilalllnger-Pinchot
controversy arose. This controversy
was fostered by the friends and ad
herents of the two officials, but not by
the officials themselves.
Secretary Balltnger was criticized
by Former Governor Pardee of Cali
fornia nnd others In the congress for
having recommended and secured the
reopening for entry of lands contain
ing water power sites which havo been
withdrawn by Mr. Roosevelt. It was
asserted that a "water power trust"
had been formed to take up all of
these lands and that the strong con
servation policy begun by Mr. Plnchot.
with the support of Mr. Roosevelt,
had practically been abandoned.
President Taft gave credit both to
Mr. Plnchot nnd Mr. Pallinger. He
referred to the wonderful work of Mr.
Pinchot, and said that whilo that work
had brought denunciation at first, it
was now generally realized that tho
reforms inaugurated by Mr. Pinchot
were not only necessary, but should
have been begun ten years ago.
Financial Head of Yale University to
Serve as Such.
Washington. Lee McClung, tho
treasurer of Yale university, has been
selected as treasurer of the United
States to succeed Charles II. Treat.
The following announcement In con
nection with the appointment was
"Charles II. Treat, on account of
business matters has tendered his re
signation as treasurer to take effect
the middle of October. The secre
tary of tho treasury has asked him
to remain until tho first of November
nt which time his resignation will be
'Tho president has elected Mr.
Ix?e McClung, the treasurer of Yalo
university, to fill the vacancy. Mr.
McClung'a homo is in Knoxville,
Tcnn., his present residence, New
Haven, being temporarily Incident to
the useful work he has been doing
for Yale university.
National Bank Notes Outstanding.
"Washington Tho treasury, depart
ment reports show that the total
amount of national bank notes now
outstandli. is $701,077,724. This 13
an Increase of $2,232,250 over tho to
tal on the first day of September and
an Increase of $14,751,618 over tho to
tal national hank notes outstanding
on September 1, a year ago.
Explosion In Film Exchange.
Pittsburg A terrific explosion oc
curred In the offices of the Columbian
Film Exchnnge In tho heart of tho
down town district. From fifty to
seventy-five employes were Injured,
many of them seriously.
Ten Killed, Sixteen Hurt.
Chicago Ten men were killed nnd
sixteen probably fatnlly Injured when
a train southbound for Cincinnati on
tho Pennsylvania railroad crashed
Into tho cabooso of a Chlcngo. Mil
waukee & St. Paul cattle train bound
for tho stock yards. Twenty-six men
were In the cabooso of the stock train
when the passenger train crushed Into
It In tho railroad yards a few blocks
from the downtown section. Tho en
gine plowed through the caboose, lit
erally tearing It to shreds and setting
fire to tho debris.
Decision in Sibley Case by the Su
preme Court.
Defendant Companies May Apply to
State Railway Commission If
Still Dissatisfied.
The supreme court upheld the fon
stitutlonality of tho Sibley law, which
reduces rates on express business 25
per cent below the rates in force
prior to January 1, 1907, the year the
act was passed. The litigation was
commenced by Attorney Thompson,
who obtained a temporary restraining
order to prevent the express compa
nies from Tiolatlng the law. This
order Is now made permanent by the
opinion of the supreme court, written
by Judge J. D. Barnes. Chief Justice
Reese and Judge W. B. Rose did not
sit In tho case. By the order of the
supremo court the defendant com
panies may apply to the state railway
commission If they are still dissatis
fied with tho rates prescribed by the
Sibley law.
Tho defendant express companies
fought the case from the start and
once transferred it to the federal
court, but the Judges of the federal
court In Nebraska remanded It to the
supremo court. Testimony was taken
in New York city and at other places
before a referee, Judge John J. Sul
livan. Tho syllabus of the opinion is
as follows:
Holding of the Court.
"Statutes fixing maximum rates
which corporations, Joint stock com
panies or persons whose property Is
devoted to public use, may charge
and receive as compensation for their
services, are presumed to be constitu
tional; and the burden of proof Is on
him who challenges their validity to
show by a preponderance of the evi
dence that the legislation complained
of clearly contravenes some provision
of the constitution.
"When an attempt Is made to
strike down a rate statute it is In
cumbent on the attacking party to
make full, fair and complete disclos
ure of all of the revenue derived from
the business and the disbursement of
the same for all purposes, including
salaries paid to all of its officers,
agents and employes, so that it may
be determined whether such salaries
and expenditures aro necessary as
well as reasonable in amount.
"When the courts are called upon
to adjudgo an act for the legislature
fixing rates for express companies un
constitutional on the ground that they
aro unreasonable and confiscatory,
they should be fully advised as to
what is done with the receipts and
earnings of the company, for If so
advised it might clearly appear that a
prudent and honest management
within the rates prescribed would se
cure to the company a reasonable
compensation for the use of its prop
erty and for conducting Its business.
"A court of equity ought not to in
terfere with and strike down an act
nf tho legislature fixing maximum ex
press rates before a fair trial has
been made of continuing the business
thereunder and in advances of any
actual experience of the practical re
sult of such rates.
"Where It reasonably appears from
a consideration of all the evidence
that tho rates complained of are not
confiscatory, but afford the express
company at least some measure of
profit for carrying on its business, the
courts will not Interfere with the
operation of the statute, but will re
quire the party complaining to apply
for relief to the rate-making power,
or the tribunal provided by the
statute with power to increaso such
rates if they are alleged to be un
reasonable. "A rate statute will not be declared
unconstitutional on the ground that
It provides drastic penalties for iU
violation, unless it appears that the
penalty clause was the Inducement
for its passage, and with that clause
eliminated the remainder of the a t
Is Incapable of enforcement.
Butcher Makes a Mistake.
C. Moran of Havelock at the state
fair paid $200 for a thoroughbred
heifer. He turned the critter into the
pasture with his bunch of cattle. NeNt
morning the butcher man came along
and stopepd nt the Moran house. He
was told to go out In the pasture and
capture a red heifer. There were two
red heifers in the pasture nnd it was
the thoroughbred thnt the butcher cut
Miss Caton Succeeds Mrs. Marks.
Miss Etta Caton of Lincoln hns been
appointed by the managing board as
agent for the Home of the Friendless
and succeeds Mrs. Marks, who was
appointed by tho governor and served
to September 15. The salary .of the
now agent will bo $1,500 per year..
Delinquent Corporations.
Tho list of delinquent corporations
which have failed to comply with the
occupation tax act has been completed
nnd tho list of 5.093 delinquent con
corns will be published In a few days,
A special appropriation of $1,000 was
made for tho purpose of advertising
the delinquent corporations. The to
tal expenso of printing tho names will
be about $900, Governor Shnllenberger
having decided that a part of the ap
propriation should be turned back into
tho fcpheful fund when the upproprin
tlon lnpscH.
Preparation for the Meeting In
The Stato Teachers' Association
meets in Lincoln on the 3rd, 4th and
5th of November 1909.
Last year's splendid attendance
demonstrated the wisdom of fixing an
earlier date than the winter holidays
ind a date when all teachers, school
officers, and patrons are most inter
ested in education. The Association
Is not a holiday celebration it is a
meeting of earnest men and women
for mutual help and Inspiration In the
work of making Nebraska's public
schools the most sffective In the
Tho executive committee, the local
committee, and the Lincoln Commer
:Ial Club have given the most careful
attention to every detail of program
and local entertainment required for
ten thousand people.
A splendid program cannot benefit
those schools whose officers and teach
ers are not in attendance.
Where school boards have not al
ready granted their teachers the three
days on regular pay, the superintend
ent of the town and city school, and
the teacher of the country school,
should place the matter before the
board and give positive assurance that
the time asked will bo devoted to im
proving the work of the school.
If necessary dismiss school and
make up the time later.
You are engaged in a great work
for a great state. Be patriotic.
For Executive Committee.
The Case of Thos. Majors.
The right of Thomas Majors to hold
position on the new state normal
board was argued before the supremo
ourt. C. S. Allen appeared for Ma-
ors and in defense of the act, while
Attorney General Thompson attacked
he new law.
The argument was not different
than that previously presented in
briefs. Mr. Allen defended the valid
ity of the act as passed by tho last
legislature and upheld Majors' right
to a position on the board on the
grounds that he was not a beneficiary
under the act directly, Inasmuch as
the appointment of the normal board
was changed only, the governor being
given the appointment and no other
material change being made. The
legal side of the matter was taken up
especially In connection with the man
ner In which the attack on the law
was made. It is alleged that the act
was unconstitutional and that Majors
was holding an office in violation of
the law. It was argued that If the
law was unconstitutional that there
would be no second cause of the ac
tion. The attorney general attacked Mr.
Majors' appointment on the ground
that be was a beneficiary of the legis
lature which passed the act - Other
wise he followed the line of attack
previously laid down in his brief.
Landis Accepts Nomination.
H. D. landis, who received thirty-
four votes for the democratic nomi
nation for regent of the state univer
sity and four votes as a populist can
didate, which, being a majority of
the votes cast In each party for sec
ond place on the ballot as a candi
date for regent, has accepted the
nomination. Mr. Landis filed his ac
ceptance with the secretary of state,
who will advise the legal department
before placing the name on the offi
cial ballot. Mr. Landis got his votes
in Saunders county.
Union Pacific Appeals.
The Union Pacific has again ap
pealed to tho federal court the dam
age suit of George Robinson for $25,-
000. Robinson was niotorman on a
Lincoln Traction company car which
was struck by a Union Pacific train.
After finding his caso carried away
to the federal court the first time
Robinson thought he could keep tho
matter in the stato courts by includ
ing the engineer of the Union Pacific
train as a co-defendant, but the Union
Pacific carried the case into the same
court again despite this attempt to
forestall the act
Women In Convention.
The National Woman's Christian
Temperance Union convention is to
held in Omaha October 22 to 27. The
executive committee and official board
will hold meetings on the 20th and
21st. One evening will be given of
the demonstrations of department
work, and the dosing night, October
27, will be devoted to a "jubilee" by
the states that have now a place on
tho program of rejoicing over stato
gains In the temperance movement.
Six hundred delegates are expected
to be Inattendance and their work is
looked forward to with much Interest.
Fewer Arrests Made.
The number of arrests registered
at the police station during ,tho first
fifteen days of the month of Septem
ber this year shows a marked de
crease from the number of the corre
sponding days In previous years.
Thero is a decrease of thlrty-flvo from
1908; a decrease of 119 from 1907;
nnd a decrease of eighty-two from
Echo of Mosher Crash.
C. W. Moshcr, of evergreen mem
ory, was named ns defendant In n suit
Instituted In district court. Tho
DlalntifC Is Susie Broadwater, who al
leges that she became owner of lot
2:13 in the vlllngo of Waverly. In 1883
this property belonged to Harrlmon C.
Rose, who borrowed $200 from Moshcr
and gave a mortgage on tho lot. For
Homo reason his wifo did not Join In
the Instrument nnd later she gave an
other mortgage to secure the same
debt. Tho mortgage was paid, but
Moshcr neglected to release it.
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
Due Consideration.
It costs for life insurance just as
It does for other things, for groceries
or clothing. Because a man is not
dead at the end of the first, third o
tenth year does not signify that the
company is ahead the premiums paid
It. Some have died during these years
and it has taken a part of the pre
miums paid by those still living to
pay the death claims. No one who
dies in the first few years his policy
is in force has paid the company any
thing like the amount it pays his
beneficiaries. That will be apparent
to all on reflection. Life insurance
companies are great equalizers. They
collect small sums from many and pay
large sums to the beneficiaries of th
dead, or to tho policyholders them
selves In case of endowment policies.
The Midwest Life issues all tho
standard forms of life awl endowment
policies at reasonable rates. The Mid
west Life is an old line Nebraska com
pany. Home Office 1007 "O' street,
Lincoln. Write for an agency.
The 3-year-old son or Mr. and Mrs.
llodgins of Grand Island wandered
out on the track and was run over.
One foot was so badly mangled that ,
it had to be amputated Immediately;
one arm Is crushed. There Is not much
hope for the child surviving.
John McGraw, a farmer living about
a mile southwest of Geneva, had four
head of valuablo horses killed by u
Northwestern passenger train. The
horses had been turned into a pasture
field in tho evening and broko out anJ
were hit while crossing the track.
The normal school at Kearney
opened for registration on September
15. The initial enrollment is stronger
than a year ago and indications for a
successful year are very flattering.
The senior olass promises to have 100
A mass meeting of the water users
under the Keith and Lincoln counties
irrigation district ditch was held in
Sutherland for the purpose of solving,
if possible, some of the difficulties
which have been encountered in get
ting water during the season just
The Kearney" military ""academy
opened up its twelfth year and the
prospects for the coming year are verj
flattering. At the close of the 'first
week almost one hundred boys have
been enrolled at the school and many
more will bo there later. Ail cadets
have been assigned to their work.
As a result of the recent fires in
Sutherland there is an inclination on
the part of numerous property own-t
ers to fireproof their buildings as
much ns possible. The buildings now
in course of construction In tho busi
ness portion of town are to be fire
proof, nnd others will likely bo cov
ered with Iron.
Judge Hosteller of the district court
at Lexington dismissed the action
brought by Ira Wolive against the
Lexington school board, tho demurrer
of the defendant being sustained. The
action was brought to compel a re
count of votes In the recent school
board election, which carried by a
small majority.
Miss Annlo Griffin, who says her
home is in Chicago and that she was
on her way to Lincoln to "accept a
position." jabbed Chief of Police Otto
Peterson of Fremont threo times with
a large hatpin in the union passenger
station, whero tho chief had taken her
to wait for the arival of a hack to
convey her to the county jail.
"Undo Ed" Reynolds of Tcciimsch
has been entertaining his aunt, Mrs.
L. A. E. Matthews, of Kansas City, Mo.
In 1S52 Mr. Reynolds accompanied tho
lady across the plains from Red Rock,
Iowa, to Stockton, Cal. The trip was
made by ox tenm and required flvo
months' time, railroads not having
crossed the continent nt that time.
George C. Quade was found dead nt
his home in tho north part of David
City. The family were absent from
home at the time. Mrs. Qundo had
gone to ono of the neighbors for n few
moments, leaving Mr. Quade sitting
in the house. Upon her return she
found him lying on tho Moor dead. He
had committed suicide by shooting
himself. Ho had been In bad health
for some time.
Gov. Shnllenberger paid this tribute
o tho late Gov. Johnson of Minnesota:
"I have always considered Governor
Johnson ono of the strongest men of
the nation. Tho country has looked
to him as ono of Its future leaders.
Democracy mourns tho loss of one of
Its greatest chieftains. His death, In
view of his potential chnrncter, Is to
be mourned not only by tho stnte of
which ho was governor, but by the na
tion ns well."
A movement is well under way for
the erection of n lariro monument to
tho la'o professor Jeffrey I). Hiebek,
who was the first professor of Slav
onic Innguaees In the University or
Nebraska. The monument bi to be
erected nt Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which
was the profiwor's fortnyr home nnd
the place whrr his remains now rest.
Within the hearing of his bride of week, Ccorcc r.radshnw of Kene
saw, aged H7, phot himself, presum
ably with suicidal Intent. The bullet
passed through his head, leaving hlni
unconscious. Ilo ha.i a small cl;anco
for recovery,