The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, October 07, 1909, Image 2
PlAIISHOUTIt EWS HERAID P. A. BARROWS, Kdltor and Manager PL.ATT8MOUTH, NEBRASKA OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i Washington, Congressional, Politi- g cal and Other Events Briefly Told g o oooooooooooooooooooooooooo Foreign. Mohammed All Mlrza, the deposed ehah of Persia, sailed from Anzali, on the. Caspian Bea, on his way to exile In Russia, iic Ih expected to land at Petroisk, on the west shore of the Caspian, lie will be taken direct to Odessa on a special train. Ills I movements are being kept as secret as possible as the Caucasus Is swarm ing with Persian revolutionists and at tempts at assassination are feared. The Knglish government has com pleted arrangements to take over all the toast stations of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph company stations, except the Poldliu and Clifton, which the company retains for Us projected trans-Atlantic service. The govern ment pays $75,000 for these stations and gets also the right to use all ex isting patents and all improvements made during the next fourteen years. A young woman committed suicide In a frightful manner in Paris. Hav ing had a quarrel with her lover, who Is a lion tamer in a theater. In which three lions are Introduced in the corfTse of a melodrama, the woman went behind the scenes and thrust her arm Into the cage. The nnlmuls were wild with rage and with a few blows of their claws tore her head and breast to pieces. Harry Whitney of New Haven be lieves that Dr. Frederick Cook found the pole, and that Commander Peary did the same. In expressing the be lief he said that he knows no reason for doubting Cook more than Penry. "Dr. Cook's story." he added, "seems to mo truthful and probable. Nothing else would explain his twelve months' nbsenco." General. A monument to the madness of "Mad Anthony" Wayne, the revolu tionary general who led a successful attack against apparently hopeloss odds on Great Britain's Stony Point Gibraltar 130 years ago, was dedicated .at Stony Point, N. Y., as one of the opening events of the up-state Hudson Fulton celebration. After a happy married life of more than fifty years David Ackermnnn and wife were found dead In bed nt their home In Philadelphia, having been ac cidentally asphyxiated by illuminating gas. John Van Nortwlek. millionaire pa per and pulp manufacturer and owner of extensive water power rights In Wisconsin, died at his home in Apple ton of heart failure. The picture of Martha Washington may be placed upon one of the post age stamps of the present series. A number of women prominent In the Society of the Daughters of the Ameri can Revolution have requested the postoffice department to take such ac tion. It Is suggested that the pro posed Issue of the 12 cent stamp offers an opportunity to do this. The department of Justice Is prepar ing to fight the cases against those persons who by various means ol tained from members of the five civ ilized tribes of Indians lands that un der the federal government's conten tion could not be alienated. The fishing chooncr Caldwell H. Colt of Pensacola port has beeu seized by a Mexican gunboat off Progrcsso and her crew of eight men hnvo been thrown In prison. Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick has offered fl.ono.nnn toward the Im provement of Lake Michigan In the neighborhood of Lake Forest. 111. On tho stepR to the Hall of Fame at New York university an unknown man shot himself in the head. Tho body was removed to the morgue. Government reports from customs receipts and Internal revenue are fav orable. Peary, in his ship, the Roosevelt, was central figure In Hudson-Fulton Journey up the Hudson. Charles W. Murphy, president of the Chicago National Hasoball club, who was recently lined $300 for al leged tampering with a Toronto pitch er, has entered a demand that the na tional commission reopen the case. Lucius II. lllgciow, head of the mu sic publishing firm of IHgclow & Main, New York city, died at his summer home at Rldgevlllo, Conn., aged 72. Falling from one of the upper Moors of a skyscraper office building In Phil adelphia, Robert Ilredbury, aged 0G ' years, met death in sight of hundreds of spectators. It is said that American families, each with an averago capital of $1,000 have entered Canada from the United States this year to become homestead ers. President Taft has declnred himself In faror of ship subsidy legislation. Sir Thomns Llpton will come to America to offer again to race for the American cup. A Paris paper prints a letter stating that a secret treaty exists between England and Spain by which Spain lidoes her strongholds In Africa com . mnndlng the Strait of Gibrultar at the olupbsltlon of England In case of war. PARAGRAPH The Omaha struct car trouble In over and strike-breakers havo been seat away. Revolutionists are active In Para quay, according to advices received at the state department from Minister O'Urlon. Members of the rablnet are getting back to Washington to take up rou tine work. Republicans of Nebraska will have a banquet at Kearney October 11. Thomas II. Swopo. millionaire and pbilantropist. died suddenly at his home in Kansas City following a stroke of apoplexy, lie was eighty one years old. Germans of Chicago celebrated the anniversary of the landing of the Cer man pilgrim fathers and the founding of Germantown on Oc tober 0, 1(18:1. The cases for the United States and Great Hritain In the Newfoundland fisheries arbitration have been com pleted, and will be delivered nt Wash ington and London at once. Knox Is the thirteenth of the ninety- two counties In Indiana to vote "wet." Sixty-two counties have voted "dry" and eight nro "dry" through tho op eration of the remonstrance law. Nine countries remain In whic h no action has been taken. The financial report of the North (iennan I.loyd steamship company for the first six months of lto9 shows not earnings of $l,250,onO, as ngalnst losses for the corresponding periods of 1908 amounting to fl.730.no0. President Taft opened tho irriga tion tunnel nt Montrose, Colo., which will reclaim many acres of land. Elaborato dinners provided for the president on his western tour are said to be clogging his digestion. The president approves of the con servation of natural resources by In viting liallinger and Pinchot. to re main In the government, service. Wilbur Wright circled tho great statue of liberty at the entrance of New York In his aeroplane. President Taft says bo will urge upon congress the necessity of author izing the secretary of the Interior to Issue $10,000,000 bonds for the com pletion of Irrigation projects In the west upon which work has been sus pended because of lack of funds, Margaret I'rlco Evans, the wife of a New York clergyman, committed suicide nt Penwyllt, Wales. Harry Whitney Rnys he Is satisfied that both Cook and Peary reached the pole. Senator La Follelte has n bitter fight on his hands In Wisconsin. Washington. Continued improvement In the In dustrial situation in the United States Is Indicated by the reports of leading Industrial commercial movements re ceived during August by tho bureau of statistics of the department of commerce and labor. Unusually large movements of soft coal, coak and lion ore and large shipments of lumber are Indicated. Census Director E. Dana Durand an nounces November 3 next as the date for making a practical test of tho qualifications of applicants for ap pointment as special agents for the collection of the thirteenth census statist ica of manufacturers and mines and quarries. Mlank applications may be obtained now by writing the bureau of the census. Sccretnry of War Dickinson left the city for Dellemende, Tenn., the homo of his sonrimmedlately upon receipt of a telegram to tho effect that the young man was suffering from a seri ous attack of heart failure. It Is said tua' progressive republic ans In the lower house are likely to form an independent organization. Representatives of eleven govern ments will attend the tenth annual meeting of the Association of Mili tary Surgeons of the United States, to be held here. From tho United States wilHe niedicnl officers of the army, navy and marine hospital ser vice and national guard organizations. It is believed the convention will be the most Imoprtaut to tills branch of medical profession held in years. When the long heralded meeting be tween President Taft and Diaz of Mexico nt El Paso and Juarez, Mex., takes place In October, tho Interven ing territory between these two cltle?, which is in dispute, will lie fur this occasion regarded as neutral terri tory, and the flags of neither nation will be displayed therein. This un derstanding has been reached on tho part of the two hatlons concerned as the result of correspondence. Personal. In Washington the president's tour is regarded as the opening of a cam paign for a second term. David Hill, who succeeded Charle mange Tower as ambassador to Ger many, arrived on the liner George Washington for his first visit to this country since his appointment to the post nt Merlin. President Taft spoke to 20,ouo school children In Portland, Ore. Street car strikers In Omnhn havo determined to go on with the fight to a finish. Alfred Fallow, chairman of the committee on publication of the-First Church of Christ, Scientist, confirmed a rcoprt that Mrs. Augusta E. Stet son of New York had been dismissed from the body of Christian Scientists. Judge William J. Gaynor was made tho Tammany ramlnee for mayor of New York. Old Batiste, tho last medicine man of the Cohillo Indians, committed sui cide In a spectacular manner at Oro vllle, Wash., by lying down on tho railway track In front of an engine. lhigadier General Wlnfleld 8. Edg erly, commanding tho department of tho Dakotas, with headquarters at St Paul, is soon to bo retired. Mrs. Stephen P.. Elkins. with her two sons and daughter. Miss Kather Ine Elkins, are soon to arrive from Europe. NEEDS LEGUII CONGRESS MUST MEET MONEY SITUATION. THE PLANS OFTHE ADMINISTRATION Dill Will Probably Be Drawn by Monetary Commission Along Lines of Taft's Views. Washington The coming congress must meet a situation born of the panic of 1907, when the Issue of clear ing house certificates by the govern ment to supply sufficient currency to meet the demands of the business In terests of the country was necessary. The temporary legislation enacted during that critical period must ho cither supplanted or re-enacted Into permanent law, and foremost among the various projects that have been advanced as n proper solution of the government's problem stands t lie pro posed national central bank. It Is the common belief that It will form the basis of the curative legisla tion to be recommended by the mone tary commission and President Taft In his recent lloston speech signified his own favorable disposition toward the project. "A bank of the people and for tho people" Is the definition of this Insti tutlon made by Georgo M. Reynolds, president of tho American Hankers' association, in his Chicago speech. 1 lo pointed out that lite people were to lie tho stockholders, for anyone would be privileged to buy tho bank stock Just as he might n government bond A small Interest on such an Invest' inent would be guaranteed by the gov eminent. Any other earnings more than sufficient to pay the guarantcec'l interest would be shared by the gov eminent and by the stockholders. Political control of the great bank would be made at least extremely dif Moult by the life appointment of the officers. Integrity of operation would be assured by a board of supervisors appointed by the president, the secre tary of the treasury and the comptrol ler of the currency (subject to the ap proval of the Benate) for alternate terms of at least eight years to bridge over political mutations. Thus would be met the objections founded upon the history of tho old United States bank, that tho Central bank might be prostituted to political use and be made au engine for tho perpetuntion in power of one party. It is not intended that the Central bank should support the credit of the nation. If the national government needs funds, If it spends more money than It collects by taxation, it must continue in tho old way to borrow from the world-at-large by the sale of bonds. The single purpose of this projected bank would be to safeguard the busi ness interest of the people in their private relations. If there were need for more money for business purposes the bank would supply it by notes and If there were a plethora, in dull times these notes would be retired rapidly. COOK GIVES HIS LAST WORD. Cables University of Copenhagen Records Go There First. Copenhagen Prof. Torp, the rector of the university here, has received the following cablegram from Dr. Cook: "The press reports are incorrect. My records will go to you first. "FREDERICK A. COOK." Dr. Cook's cablegram to Prof Torp has createdan excellent impression throughout Denmark. 1 lie Danish people, who are most anxious to as certain the result of the examination of Dr. Cook's data, are dissatisfied, however, over the report that the ex plorer has requested the university to keep its verdict a secret until his records have been Investigated by the geographical societies of the world. CHANG CHIH TUNG IS DEAD. Grand Councillor of Chinese Empire Expires at Peking. Peking. Chang Chili Tung, grand councilor of China, died at '.i: 13 o'clock Tuesday night. Chang Chlh Tung, who wns one of three members of the general coun cil, had been In tho govern melit serv ice practically all bis life. He was formerly viceroy of Shang Sha and was made a grand councilor In l.i7 Vice President's Son Weds. Utlca. N. Y. Richard Updyke Sher man, son of Vice President James S Sherman, and former secretary to the collector of the port of New York, was married Tuesday to Mlss Eleanor Mil lar of I tica. Japs Reach Buffalo. Huffalo. N. Y. The commercial commissioners of Japan arrived hero Tuesday from Cleveland. The llrooks plant of the American Locomotive works and the vineyards of northern Chautauqua county were visited early in the day. Walsh Must Serve. Chicago. 111. John R. Walsh, con vlcted of misapplication of the funds of the Chicago National bank, must servo the sentenco of five years lm prlsonment Imposed upon him by tho trial Jury, save in the event that tho supreme court upsets the affirmation of the verdict of guilty handed down by the United States circuit court of appeal here Tuesday. Counsel for Mr. Walsh In their appeal laid stress on what they alleged was a lack of criminal Intent on the part of tho de fendant. NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES. Items of interest Taken Prom Her and There Over tha State. The hot Rutte county fair this year was a great success. Richard Sneath. aged 18 years, Bon of Robert Sneath, a prosperous far mer living west of Pender, was acci dentally killed by the discharge of a shotgun. The top of his head was blown off. The grading for the Union Pacific's double track from Kearney to North Platte is nearly completed. Ties are being laid from North Platte and the bridge work is being flushed as hard as possible. Governor Shallcnberger has ap pointed as delegates to a good roads convention at Columbus, O., October 0 to 29, Dan Stephens of Fremont. Mr. Longworthy of Seward and J. J. Deright of Omaha. Robert Spencer, a young farmer west of Nebraska City, raised 350 bushels of potatoes on an acre of ground this year and sold them for 10 cents per bushel. It was on high ground and the patch had been used for corn last year. Tho unotficial count of tho ballots cast in the special election held lor the purpose of voting bonds In the sum of $100,000 for the erection of a new court house for Dawson county shows the bonds were defeated by over 200 votes. Mrs. J. W. Kaiser, wife of the su perintondent of the county Infirmary at. Dunbar, who mysteriously disafv peared- about ten days ago, has been located at Huron, S. D., working in a hotel, nnd could not give any account of her strange actions. A. E. Fisher, traveling salesman for L. J. Kinney & Co.. cigar manu facturers of Hastings, dropped dead in front of an undertaker's establish ment on the main street. Apoplexy was the cause. ' Mr. Fisher was 43 years old nnd lived here. Samuel Spies, a young farmer, com mitted suicide in Dodge county under dramatic circumstances. Spies bo lieved his wife had drowned herself In the Elkhorn river, which flows a few rods from the house occupied by tho couple, and In a lit of remorse blew out his brains with a 38-caliber pistol. President Crabtrec delivered the opening address of the Peru Normal school year. In closing he spoke especially on tho "school policy." He spoke in part as loiiows: as i see it our school policy is not to tear clown, but to build up. It Is not to discourage any worthy student enter prise, but to encourage and develop." N. P. Miller, a prominent farmer living seven miles west of Adams as mysteriously disappeared and searching parties which have been looking tor him have failed to find any trace of him. Mr. Miller was well known political leader In that lo ality and his friends are unable to xplain bis absence. Foul piny Is feared. David E. Allen of Otoe county cele brated his 8Uh birth anniversary by presenting each of his three daugh tors with $300 in gold. Mr. Allen came to Nebraska City in 1837 and has since made it bis home. He owns eighty acres or land, which i nearly in the heart of the city and which he has always fought to pre ent it being made a part of the city and has succeeded so far. Charles Johnson of Greeley was killed while returning home from Spaulding. He fell from a load of well tubing under the -team he wa driving. One of the horses became frightened and kicked him in the hoHd. The team then ran Into a wir fence nnd became entangled In the wire. The body of tho dead man was found there a few hours later by neighbors. The state railway commission has issued an order that the Missouri Pa- ciflo Railway 'company be directed to maintain an agent at the station of Glen Rock until January 1, 1910, at which time, in the absence of any material Increase in business, and on proper showing being made, the rail way company will be given authority to discontinue the servlco of the said agent at Glen Rock. The company had asked leave to close the station. At Dalton. eighteen miles north of Siclnev, about dark an extra freight train going north on the Iiuiiington railroad ran into the rear end of the regular freight train. A traveling salesman was fortunately notified in time and proceeded to jump from the train Just in time to nvoid being nit. ills grip, upon which his head had been resting, was literally torn to shreds. The caboose nnd two freight cars of the regular freight were smashed to kindling. In the district court of Dodite coun ty Judge Hollenbeck handed clown a decision sustaining, the judgment of th county court In the matter of the Inheritance lax on rho Davenport estate. The principal question In volved was whether contracts for the sale of lands In Nebraska which were in the possession of the docendent at his home In New York stato were taxable in Nebraska. The county court held they were not and Judge Hollenbeck affirmed the Judgment. Louis nroinmeir. the farmer of Sy racuse who was kicked in tho stom ach by one of his horses nnd who was taken to an Omaha hospital, died there from hla Injuries. J. M. Troctor, deputy United States marshal, of Arlington, served a sub poena on H. J. Crapenhoft to appear as n witness In the case of the United States against the tramp who rifled Mr. Crapetihofts' mailbox a few weeks ago and abstracted a check therefrom and was arrested while at tempting to cash It at Rlnlr. The case will be tried In the United States district court at Ouiuha. TIE WHEAT HGUB NEBRASKA CROP ESTIMATED AT 50.CCO.C00 BUSHELS. MADISON GEIS A NEW DEPOT Other Matters Here and There In the Commonwealth of More or Less Interest. Statistics compiled by the state la bor bureau show that the total pro duction of wheat in Nebraska thih year was 30.370.000 bushels. This la almost equal to the banner year. 1902. when 30,300,000 bushel i v. ere pro duced, and a little in excess of tho yield of 1901, when the total was 60,200,000. The labor bureau report shows a production. of 4i5.500,Oim bush els of winter wheat this year and the yield uveraued 20.13 bushels to tho aero. The government report gives the average yield nt 11.9 bushels. A total of 3,K70,ii(iO bushels of spring wheat was raised, the average yield icing 1 1.99 bushels to tho acre. The total vield of wheat in Nebraska last year was 43,840,000, according to the stale labor bureau. There were 41,- (iiio,(Mirt bushels of winter wheat and tho average yield per acre was 1G.99 The total yield of spring wheat was 2,840,0(io and the average yield per 3acre was 13.1'S bur.hela. New Station for Madison. The good offices of the state rail wav commission have been used to get the Union Pacific Railroad com pany to build a new station nt the town of Madison and now ex-Senator W. V. Allen, who started the agita tion, desires the board to do v. hat it can to gt't as largo a station as pos sible, one that will be adequate for twenty-five years. In compliance with n recommendation signed by Railway Commissioner Cowles recommending a new station the road has promised to build, but some elevator firms who lire occupying the lightof-way by suf ferance of the road are slow in re moving their buildings to new loca tions so that the road can have room for the proposed Improvements. To Dissolve Merger. County Attorney Tyrrell began pro cecdings before the state railway com mission, the object and purpose being to dissolve the merger of the Lin coin Traction company and the Citl zens Railway company, wlilen wa3 consummated February 3, last; the cancellation of all fetocks and bonds Issued subsequent to such merger; to compel the company to render better service and treat the public and its employes with more consideration and to bar It from transacting any other business than that provided for in its charter. Commercial Clubs Has Surplus. A surplus of nearly $3,000 In the treasury of the Lincoln Commercial club was shown by the annual cash statement of Secretary Whittcn laid before the directors. Three years ago the organization was struggling along under serious handicap for lack of funds. At one time it was neces sary for some of the leading members to give their personal notes at a bank for $1,500 to pay the current expenses of the club. During the last year the general fund has been swelled about $2,73o. Contributions to the conven tion fund made during the last year aggregated in the neighborhood of $7,000. Some firms which derive di rect benefit from conventions held here have not so far subscribed to this fund, but it is hoped to secure them, as well as others which indi rectly profit from the gatherings held in Lincoln. Contractors Boycott City. Claiming that they have trouble get ting their money, that the city hall will not pay a good price for tho work and that they are "hnrrnssed" by over critical taxpayers and public officials, a number of firms engaged in laying pavement by contract have declared a strike, boycott, embargo or whatever It. may be called against Lincoln Persistent advertising by the city au thoiiiles for bids on work to be done has met with a refusal to submit any propositions. For this reason it probable no more paving will be done this fall other than what has bew contracted for. Appointment by Governor. Miss Mattie Allen of the Whlttler public school was appointed n mem ber of the stnte board of inspectors which lias in charge the enforcement of the child labor law as it relates to compulsory attendance at school. The appointment was made by Gov ernor Shallenberger. Millers Wa:it Transfer Switch. The railroad commission began tak lug testimony in the complaint of Wells, Abbott & Niemnn. a milling company of Schuyler, which wants a transfer switch put in there between the Iiuiiington and the Union Pacific New Rule In Effect. Financial relations between mem bers of the faculty and students of the University of Nehrnska were cut ofl by a rule that went Into effect last week. From now on all money paid for Instruction, books or supplies by me siudents must go through the hands of the treasurer of tho univer sity, mis rule was adopted last spring by the board of rcKonts In or der to systematize the finances of the university and protect professors from accusations of misuse of funds oi overcharging students for books PAPERS ARE FAULTY. Various Irregularities in Obtaining Naturalization. because of various irregularities in obtaining naturalization papers, six teen Nebraska residents of differeut nationalities will probably have to go through the process of being made citizen a second time. Papers have been completed in the office of United States Attorney A. W. Lsne for filing in the federal court attacking the validity of theirertifleates. Most of those whose citizenship is thus called into question live at Omaha aud South Omaha, but others are scattered over the state. The list includes Ger mans, Iloheniians, Scandinavians, - Italians, an Irishman or two and oth ers or miscellaneous nainuy. Tho stilts to have the decrees of naturalization set aside will be com menced in the districts where the persons respectively live. Only two of the number will be filed in the Lincoln division. In some cases It will be alleged that the Individual was naturalized illegally before he had been in this country live years. An other ground will be that some of them were more than 18 years old on arriving in this country and did not make a formal declaration of their In tention to become citizens, which is required of all except those coming here as minors. In one or two in stances the claim will be made that the certificate Is defective because witnesses for the person naturalized were nut themselves citizens. About Bank Assessments. In reply to a recent inquiry Henry Seymour, secretary of the state board of assessment nnd equalization, has written Hie following statement of how state, national and savings banks are assessed: "State, national and savings banks, domestic and foreign, are assessed upon the value of their capital stock, nnd taxes are levied upon a per cent basis, the same as all other property in tills state is taxed. The -value of the stock is found by taking the mar ket value of the same, together with the surplus and undivided profits, from which is deducted the real es tate and other tangible property oC the bank, which is assessed separate ly. The names of the stockholders and the amount owned by each are listed by the bank, but the tax is levied against and. paid by the bank. Trust companies are nssessed the same as banks. Building and loan associations are assessed only on their real estate, but the shares of the stock In the same are held to be credits, and are assessed to tho own ers and the members of the associa tion. Deposits In savings banks as well as all other banks are listed and assessed to the depositors. Tho rate of taxation varies In the several taxing districts of the state because of difference in the amount of the levy for local taxation." Dundy Survey Must Wait. Notwithstanding a petition from Dundy county landowners the state land commissioner will not carry out the provisions of the act of the last legislature for a resurvey of a north nnd south line through Dundy county uutil the government Is given an op portunity to comply with an act of congress Introduced by Congressman Norris. Py a little more delay the county of Dundy may get a more ex tensive resurvey from the general government and the state may bo able to save the funds appropriated by the legislature for a lesser resur vey. The act of congress calls for a re survey of the disputed line nnd also a resurvey of several townships lu Dundy county. Congressman Norris thought he was doing a favor to the people of Dundy county when he got this act passed and he Is much sur prised now to find that many resi dents of tho townships interested have signed a petition to proceed with tho proposed state resurvey of the north nnd south line. He thinks the people Interested do not fully under stand the situation or they would not have signed the petition to proceed with the proposed state resurvey of only- ono line. Tho legislature ap propriated $325 to resurvey one line. This amount will not be sufficient to pay for the work. Chancellor Visits Harvard. Chancellor Avery of the University of Nebraska left for Harvard, lie will attend the inauguration of President Lowell of that institution. Chancellor Avery will attend a meeting of repre sentatives of universities and colleges and deliver an address on the duty of deans. Omaha Invites Governor. The governor has received nn Invi tation from the Commercial club of Omaha to be present November 13, when fifty distinguished men from Ja pan are to be entertained for nn en tire day. Irrigation Exposition Coming. A good share of tho United States Land and Irrigation exposition, which Is to bo held In Chicago No vember 20 to December 4, will bo on exhibition nt the National Corn exposition which opens In Omaha December C. Pure Food Prosecutions. Although the immediate victims of prosecution nro eighteen local If .itch era, tho packing Interests in Nebraska are attacked directly In prosecutions brought by Deputy Food Commlrslnn er Mnlns on charges of misbranding lard, cottoleno and other substitutes for lard. Tho prosecutions are brought under n section of tho pure food act. It Is believed thru the eighteen defendants will - an attorney who will ntta cK i n -tutlonallty of tho law as I t -lands to day.