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A Boiling; Down of the More Impor
tant Events Here and There
Th chief of police of Buenos Ayrcs,
Senor Falcon and the police secre
tary were assassinated while driving
in Callao street. A man, supposed to
be a Russian anarchist, but not yet
Identified, sprang from a secluded
pot, where he had been In waiting;,
and threw a bomb directly under the
carriage. The vehicle was blown to
pieces and both Senor Falcon and the
secretary were terribly Injured. They
were carried to the sidewalk and
later were transferred to a hospital,
but both died shortly afterward.
The state department has called
upon the Cuban government for a
statement of facta Intended to din
close whether or not the newly nego
tiated treaty between Spain and Cuba
constitutes such an arrangement as
would destroy the preferential treat
ment accorded to United , States Im
ports Into Cuba under the existing
Cuban reciprocity treaty.
The Joint committee of the house of
lords and the house of commons
which was appointed In July to in
quire Into the censorship of the
drama, reported In favor of contin
uing tho censorhhlp and of extending
the authority of the censor, so as to
Include also the supervision over tho
music halls the same as Is now In
effect at the theaters.
Alice Paul and Amelia Brown, the
window-smashing suffragettes, were
nentenced each to one month at hard
libor. Both are members of the Mrs.
Einmellne Pankhurst organization.
During tho banquet at Guild hall,
1-ondon, In honor of the king's birth
day stones were thrown through a
window of the banquet hall, the crash
of glass startling the company and in
terrupting tho speech of the lord
The failure of Nebraska farmers to
bring their grain to' market has
caused a great falling off In grain re
ceipts, according to the government
report for September.
Demands of railway switchmen for
an Increase In wages are to be con
sidered within the next two weeks
by railroads operating west of Chica
go and will supersede the claims of
Congressman Klnkuld of the Sixth
Nebraska District says that "The
currency question probably will be
of paramount Importance this term,
There Is no question that our
financial system must be revised, and
it Is not too early now , to begin leg
islation. Senator Aldrich has aroused
considerable interest among bunkers
and business men In the necessity of
a better banking system."
Miss Margaret Illlngton, the actress,
divorced from Daniel Frohmnn, New
York theatrical manager, married
Edward J. Howes, a millionaire real
estate operator of Tacoma. The wed
ding took place at Reno, Nev.
A 30 per cent Increase In tho price
of hogs at western markets over a
year ago Is the average reported by
the department of agriculture as pre
.vailing on or about November 1.
The chief of police of Uuenos Ayres,
Benor Falcon, and the polico secre
tary were assassinated while driving
in Callao street. A man, supposed to
be a Russian annrchlst, but not yet
identified, sprung from a secluded
spot, where he had been In waiting,
and threw a bomb directly under tho
carriage. Tho vehicle " was blown to
pieces and both Scmtr Falcon and
the secretary were terribly Injured.
That John 0. Carlisle, secretary or
the treasury under President Cleve
land, Is convalescent at St. Vincent's
hospital, New York. He has been
The members of the Omaha police
department who assisted in the ar
rest and conviction of the bandits
who held up and robbed the Overland
Limited on the Union Pacific on the
night of May 22, have been extended
a vote of thanks by the government
Edward William Bedfort, the Cana
dian, who was arrested In London lust
!U'ith charged on his own confession
with the murder of Ethel Kinrade at
Hamilton, Out., has now admitted
that there was no truth in his story.
According to au official announce
ment the government forces have re
covered the telegraph station at Chile,
which hud fallen into the hands of
the rebels. It Is stated that no re
sistance was offered.
That he is guilty of tho theft of
even horses aud buggies which he
sold In order to obtain money for
gambling, was the-startling statement
made In a written, confession to
Sheriff Hamlll at Los Angeles by
Robert Perry, an active Sunday school
worker and writer of , many sacred
There are 200,000 men and women
in New York city who'are willing to
work, but are not able to secure em
ployment, was tho statement made by
Cora I). Harvey, secretary of the
National Committee of the Unemployed.
The body or the dowager empress
of China wus taken from the forbid
den city on Its way to the tomb.
Gov. Shallenberger of Nebraska has
Issued his thanksgiving day proclama
tion. Thomas J. IJewellctk of Hastings,
Neb., has been appointed clerk In tho
coast and geolorical survey service.
Frank Czolgosz, aged 40 years,
elder brother of Leon Czolgosz, the
assassin or President McKinley, died
at Aberdeen, Wis.
A negro murderer was lynched at
Cairo, III., and his body burned by in
Quarterly dividends of 2'4 per cent
on Union Pnciflc stork and 1'4 per
cent on Southern Pacific common
were declared at the recent meetings
of the boards of directors of these
The naval question is likely to be
uppermost at the meeting of the On
tario parliament at Ottawa.
Evidence is thought to be forth
coming against "the man higher up"
in the sugar-weighing frauds. .
A young bandit at New Albany, Ind.,
killed a bank cashier and desperately
wounded the president and a negro.
At Clovela- l, O.. Mrs. Laura Peter
Bon died an InBtant after she received
her divorced husband, Charles Peter
Bon, back Into her life.
The Nebraska corn crop U a little
short of last year's crop according to
the state labor bureau. The convict
labor contract was signed by the
governor state offcers.
President Taft believes he is en
titled to a rest and will not visit Pa
nama this winter.
Senator Aldrich, at Kansus City dis
cussed, with evident approval, the
European plan of flnnnces.
The shortage of Warriner. the Big
Four treasurer at Cincinnati, muy
mount to two million dollars.
The ludinn paymaster at Red Store,
Oklahoma, began tho semi annual pay
ment of $250,000 to tho Kiowa and Co
manche tribes. Each member of a
family recolves from $50 to $100, nc
cording to the amount of lnnd leased
The corn crop was Injured very lit
tie In Nebraska according to statistics
compiled by the stato labor bureau
The total yield this year, according to
the reports of the bureau, aggregated
ltiti.BCS.105 bushels, an average of
25.7 bushels per acre.
The late Judge Lewis E. Payson
former representative to congress
from Illinois, left an estate valued at
nearly $900,000, according to the petl
tlon for the probate of his will filed
by his widow, Mrs. Louise U. Payson
Gov. Deneen ol Illinois ordered
troops to Culro to put down mob
Edward Hoff, a farmer, confessed to
the police thnt the body of the woman
found In the river near Indlanupolls
wns thnt of his wife, and confessed
that he hnd caused her death by push
ing her from a bridge.
Commander Peary says he has nc
ambition to Bcarch for the south
Tho court of appeals of the District
of Columbia denied an application
made by counsel for Samuel Gompers,
John Mitchell and Frank Morrlsou, of
the American Federation of Labor,
sentenced to Jail for contempt, for a
stay In the Issuance of the mandate
to the supreme court of the District
of Columbia, until January 2, 1910.
Unless notice of an appeal U given
soon, the mandate will be handed
down In a few days.
Four hundred thousand dollars, in
the Judgment of Secretary Wilson, of
the Department of Agriculture, will
be necessary to administer properly
the 25,000,000 acres of public lands
added to national forests by Presi
dent. Roosevelt during the last six
weeks of the Roosevelt administra
tion. The bulk of these lands Is in
Alaska. Approximately 194,50.0,000
acres of public land are now iiV' hid
ed In the national forests.
Efforts are being made by the post
office department to locate the fifteen
letters containing postofflce money or
ders and about $1,500 In ensh that dis
appeared in the desk of II. L. John
son, superintendent e-f the money or
der division of the Washington city
postofflce. As the time of the theft
Is well known, It Is believed It will
not bo difficult to fix the guilt upon
sqme one who was known to be In the
superintendent's office when the pack
While reiterating his oft-expressed
belief that the United States should
attempt a national expedition into
Antarctic regions, Commander Robert
K. Peary declared that because of the
fact that Commander Robert F.
Scott, of the British navy, Is working
on a south pole expedition, it would
be Improper to attempt to utilize his
route or the regions In which ho Is
to work. Therefore, he said, he has
give the matter no further thought
since his return from tho north, when
he stated that his field work was at
The latest from the Roosevelt party
is to the effect that they are all well.
Queen Helena of Italy Is to become
a member of the International Con
gress of Mothers, according to letters
received from the Italian embassy at
Five Wyoming cattlemen will enter
guilty pleas and save their necks by
going to prison.
There Is a shortage of officers In
the engineer department of the army
President Taft was conferred a new
degreo by Wesleyan university of Mid
The seat on the New York Stock
Exchange held by the late E. II. Har
rlinan, was sold, the purchaser' not
Labor conditions In Great Britain
are going from bad to worse.
Union labor scored a victory In the
San Francisco election.
1 CABINET MEETS
PRESIDENT AND ADVISERS DIS
CUSS THE MESSACE.
(EIIM OF SOOU FIIIOS
Matter for the Present in Charge of
Secretary MacVeagh and Attorney
Washington. Members of the cabi
net after the lirst meeting since the
adjournment of the special session of
congress declined to discuss what had
been done in the meeting.
With regard to tho Sugar trust
frauds at New York, it was snid by
one cabinet members that there was
no necessity for the cabinet to con
sider the situation. Attorney General
Wlckersham and Secretary MacVeagh
are enthused with the investigation
of the frauds, and It wns stated that
the situation Is satisfactory to Mr.
The cabinet session lasted for two
hours and forty minutes. President
Taft's message to congress, especially
with relation to the proposed amend
ments to the interstate commerce and
anti trust laws and routine business,
so far ns could be learned were con
sidered. From remarks let fall by congres
sional callers nt the White House
there seems little doubt but that a
congressional committee will be np
pointed ton Investigate tho sugar
frauds and customs house corruption
In New York. It seemed to be taken
for granted that the first day of the
coming session will witness the Intro
duction of resolutions calling for nn
Investigation and that it would not bo
likely that any great opposition would
be shown to the passage of some ono
No official notice will be taken by
tho Treasury department, nt least for
the present, of the controversy be
tween former Assistant Secretary
James B. Reynolds, now members of
the tariff board, and Richard Parr, a
deputy surveyor attached to the New
York customs house.
The ment of the controversy ap
pears to be the desire of Mr. Parr to
obtain a moiety of the fine Imposed
upon the sugar trust for the alleged
frauds In the Introduction of sugar
Into this country. It developed nt tho
Treasury department, that Mr. Parr
Jast spring presented to the depart
ment a statement of these alleged
frauds, in which he laid claim to such
on amount as the treasury might al
low him for the discovery of tho
frauds. The claim was to be paid out
of tho fine Imposed upon the sugar
trust, which amounted to about
SOLDIERS GUARD THE MINE.
Governor Asked to Send Troops to the
; Cherry, 111. Troops have been
called for to prevent any untoward
demonstration at the St. Paul coal
mine when the bodies of the :!00 men,
entombed by last Saturday's disaster
are brought to the surface.
Sheriff Skoglund of Bureau county,
with authority from State's Attorney
Eckhnrt, telegraphed to Springfield,
III., asking Governor Deneen to send
several companies of state militia. So
far there has been no violence dis
played as a result of the disaster and
State's Attorney Eckhart hopes by tho
presence of a small guard to prevent
any Ill-advised move on the part of
the miners, whose feelingR have been
wrought up by the loss of their com
rades. GOMPERS IS DENIED STAY.
Action of Court Causes Sensation In
Toronto, Ont. Just as the conven
tion of tho American Federation of
Ijabor was about to adjourn for the
day a telegram was received from
Washington announcing that the stay
asked for by the attorneys for Presi
dent Gompers, Vice President Mitchell
and Secretary Morrison in the pro
ceedings ngalnst them for contempt of
court had been denied by the court of
appeals of the District of Columbia.
President Gompers .wa3 plainly sur
prised and as he read the message to
the convention the delegates sat In
silence as though dazed by the court's
"That mc-ans that the resources of
the lawyers have been exhausted,
doesn't It?" naked one of the del
egates. "The chair Is not In a position to
state," replied President Gompers.
Then as he read the message stating
"the mandate goes down Saturday
morning." tho faces of himself and
his fellow officers betruyed tho anxiety
under which they were laboring.
Wrestlers Start for Omaha.
Seattle, Wash. Joe Curroh, alias
Ole Marsh, and Bert Carroll, well
known - wrestlers, were started for
Omaha for trial on n charge of using
the United States mails to defraud.
Succeeds Prince Ito.
Toklo. Field Marshal Prince Ya
magata has been appointed president
of tho privy council, which position
was held by the late Prlnco lto. Huron
Muklno, former minister of education,
has been nppotnled a member of the
Miss Geek Is Under Arrett.
Seneca, Mo. Miss Maude Geek was
was arrested here, charged with be
ing au accessory to the murder of R.
D. Gannon, a real estate dealer at
NEBRASKA FOR CORK
THE YEAR 1909 SHOWS UP WITH
FIGURE IHE PRAT 58 CENTS
The First Big Contest Over Water
Power Privileges Other Matters
' at the State Capital.
The state labor bureau reports a
total of 1CC.5C5.105 bushels of corn
raised In Nebraska this year. At 58
cents a bushel this means a total
valuation of $9G,C08,4GO. The aver
age yield per acre this year was 25.7
bushels. That the hot weather In
August did not do so much damage
as estimated Is shown by the fact
that la3t year's bumper crop was
178,599,000 or an average of 28.17
bushels per acre. The acreage this
year was slightly In excess of that of
last year, being 0,477,282, as compared
with C.309,019 last year.
The following Is this year's acre
age, average yield and total produc
tion by counties as compiled by the
ttate labor bureau:
Av. yd. rroJuctlnn
Arr'ge Pr acre biiKhria
llox Hut to ".CiHii
I'.nv.l r. 1 .;.'.-
I'.nfTiito u .r,in
Mini ,,, KUilJ
I : I lor ion. 920
(Vchir 1 "'7 . r.T I
(Mnv 95. (1:91
I'ulfnx ,,. titi. -I'll
I iinvHim 129 125
I (Wi n 74.(1711
'I. I 1
21 . 1
2'l . (
32 . 6
4. 107. 390
IS 5.3 27
5.421. S 5
1. H2 i.S"4
2 1135. 35
7 2. .''3
2 :r :i ' w
2 5'i3 9;'H
I'!ikHh ... B2.II77
i Supper .
1 1. mker ....
Ji'fl'cl dull ,.
Iinn l :t.:.("
11 4.(17 X
20. 4 13
711 12 I
M I 'IB
1 1 2"o
lie 1 Willow
1 1 oi m;i li ....
.6.477.282 25.7 163,179,137
Judge Sedgwick's Expenses.
It cost Judtie Samuel Sedgwick 141S
to be elected to the supreme bench.
Of this amount hl. statement filed
with the secretary of state shows
$200 went to the republican state
committee nnd J200 nt a later dato
wnB "promised" the committee. D.
F. Good, the democratlo-non-pnrtlsnn-
populist candidate, spent .H5. i a and
of this sum $10) went to the demo-,
cratic state committee. Frank L.
Haller spent $100 and he was -elected
regent of the state university. Judge
Dean spent $38r.2C.
Tho state canvassing board may
take a notion to make an example of
some of the counties In this state
which continually nnd persistently
refuse to send in their election re
turns according to law. The law
ftpeclfies just when these returns
must bo made to the state board and
there Is a penalty attached unless that
law is complied with.
Bleached Flour Controversy.
Tho board of regents of the stato
university directed Chancellor Avery
nnd Dr. A. I. Way, both expert chem
ists, to defend Nebraska's Interests
in the blenched flour controversy.
Roth will testify as experts in the
The board of canvassers of the re
turns of the recent election found on
counting tho votes thnt there were
thirty ties In contests for road over
seers, constables and Justices In Casg
State Cannot Buy Bonds.
Slate Treasurer Drlan Is turning
away offers for the purchase of coun
ty, district nnd municipal bonds. He
has" bought a great many school dls,
trict and municipal bonds under tho
provisions of the amended constitu
tion of the state, but recently hnd
to refuse to buy $100,000 of Thelps
county bonds. During his period of,
service Treasurer Brian has Invested
$3,000,001) of state funds, but
52,000,000 of this wns In state war
rants that constitute a stato debt
when they arc outstanding.
OPPOSED BY BARTON.
State Auditor Against Selling
State Auditor Barton Is opposed to
Insurance companies selling stock
through agents whose pay is taken
out of the money paid for tho stock.
Along the same line he will ask for
legislation making It Illegal for any in
surance company to transact business
in Nebraska whose capital stock has
not been fully paid up and to prohibit
any insurance company hereafter
formed to do business in the state if
the cost of its organization and stock
sales has exceeded 5 per cent of the
total sum contributed by the stock
holders. The state auditor believes the prac
tice of insurance companies putting
stock salesmen out on the road selling
stock and paying these salesmen out
of tho money they secure from the
stockholders Is not only bad practice,
but augurs well for someone to lose
money. For that reason he Intends to
fight the practice if such Is the prac
tice In Nebraska, and he warns the
people against buying stock In such
This question was taken up at the
meeting of the insurance commission
ers from many states and a resolu
tion was adopted asking all the Btates
to enact legislation nlong the lines
above set out.
It'waa brought out at that meeting
that from 20 to 30 per cent of the
stock on the market and that per cent,
therefore, of the capital stock never
reached the treasury of tho company.
Orders by Adjutant General.
Adjutant General Hartlgan has is
sued the following orders:
Companies I and G of the Second
regiment, and L of the First regi
ment, located in the city of Omaha,
uro hereby organised Into a provision
al battalion for the purpose of drill
a ml discipline.
Lieutenant Colonel W, E. naehr Is
placed in command of 1 is provisional
Commanders of coinpauies nssigned
to this provisional battalion will re
port In person to Colonel Baehr.
Tho colonel of the First regiment
will direct Regimental Adjutant J. A.
Lillie nnd Regimental Commissary
Dell V. Lough to report to Colonel
liaehr for duty with above provisional
Company C, First regiment, and the
First machine gun company, located
In the city of Beatrice, are hereby or
ganized Into a provisional battalion
for the purpose of drill and discipline.
Major A. H. Hollingsworth is placed
In command of this provisional bat
Commanding officers of Company C,
First regiment, and the First machine
gun company, will in person report to
Good Roads Association,
The Nebraska good roads associa
tion Is arranging for a meeting and
program to be given here during the
sessions of organized agriculture In
this city in January. The association
was orgauized one year ago with A.
V. l'earco of Fairbury, president;
Walter S. Whltten of L'ncoln, secre
tary; William Gottschalk, Columbus,
vice president, and Lee Arnett nnd
John R. Bennett, members of tho ex
Work of Game Warden.
Game Warden Gullus has returned
from a trip ovor tho state, where he
has been planting fish. He placed fish
as follows: Blue river above tho dam
at Mllford, 1,500 crapples, cat and
yellow bull heads; St. Mlchnel slough
near Cairo In Hall county, 500 black
bass and crnpple; Deasanton lake
Ravenna, COO black bass; Victoria
creek near Anselmo, 000 black bass;
Janirog pond, Ashton, 400 sunfish;
Swan lake, Cherry county, 800 black
bass, crappie, 500 rock bass; Big
creek, COO trout; North Loup near
Rrownlee, 300 rainbow trout; Twin
lakes near Ilyannls, 000 ba3s; Tsump
lake, 500 black bass; Springs lake
near Gerrlng, 500 black bass; Irriga
tion lake near "Minltare, 500 black
bass, 500 cat.
Civil Service Examinations.
The United States civil service com
mission announces the following ex
aminations to be held at Lincoln,
Grand Island and Omaha: November
23, 24, Junior engineer, geological sur
vey; November 24, Junior chemist (ex
plosives), geological survey.
A Woman County Treasurer.
Miss Gertrude Jordan was elected
the county treasurer of Cherry county
at the last election. She Is the first
woman to be elected to this office In
Nebraska. For seven years, up until
Covcrnor Shallenberger and State
Auditor Barton are very enthusiastic
over the plan for uniform accounting
which Is to be made effective In all
the state institutions by January 1.
By this means the auditor declares
that the state can have accurate
knowledge as to what Is being paid
for every Item at each Institution.
The Lincoln Statue.
Daniel Chester French, the New
York sculntor who is to design a
bronze stntuo of Abraham Lincoln
for the capltol grounds, arrived In
Lincoln, accompnaled by his assistant,
U. Bacon. He spent some time look
ing over tho different portions of the
four blocks that comprise the capltol
crounds. After he had given his
opinion n majority of the commission
coincided with him In saying that the
west side of the rrounda ought to be
hoseu us the sit for the monument
NEBRASKA I BRIEF
NEWS NOTES OF INTERE8T FROM
ALL SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPON
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
Christ Schultz of Yutan has disarm
pea red and bis friends are looking for'
Alfred Piatt of Johnson county was'
killed In a runaway. He was 63 years,
Tho Tresbyterlan church of North1
Platte has contracted for a $2,600 pipe
organ. Henry Wienk of Hall county, who'
died last week, settled in that section.
The state supreme court has do
Glared the 8 o'clock closing law con
stitutional. Shoplifters have been operating aV
Humboldt and are said to have done
quite a business.
Daniel C. French of New York will',
carve the Abraham Lincoln memorial!
statue to be placed In Capltol square,.
Ben Taylor, a painter of Beatrice;,
was run down by an auto and badly
Injured. The driver of the auto was:
Typhoid fever carried off tho threw
children in the family of W. A. Sum
mer of Clay county, all in less than
At the city election nil republican
In Jeffersou county were elected, tho
first time that such political unanimity
nas prevailed for a quarter of a cen
tury. The Nebraska Volunteer Fl
Association will meet In Frrmn
January 13, 19 and 20, 1910. Prepara
tions for the event are now being per
Henry Fenstermaeher of Norfolk
was sentenced to thirty days in Jail by
I'once Judge Elselov for attemnted
criminal assault upon 13-year-old An-.
Sheriff Kennedy of Custer countv fa.
looking for and off el ing a reward for-
I. H. Matthews, who Is charted with-
disposing of making away with mort
Police of Nebraska City are making-clean-up
of lewd women. Arrests.
were made, fines imposed and the vic
tims told to leave the citv or otilt the-
Of late a number of stores In Tecum-
seh have been robbed, and now It Is
found that boys have been doing the-
work. Arrests and confessions fol
lowed, resulting In several being:
bound over to the district court.
Mrs. Geo. Campbell of Nance coun
ty was instantly kiuud by having her
neck broken. Sh was thrown from;
her carriage In a runaway. An in
fant in the sent beside her received no
F. E. Carter, one of the most nroml-
nent business men of Arapnhoe, com
mitted suicide by shootinir hlmsnlf
The motive for the deed Is thought to-
have been despondency over financial
and rersonal affairs. t
In Omaha a netrro shot and kllTprt
a white man burglar as he was ran
sacking the premises after, the mid
night hour. The dead man had ef
fects indicating that he wa3 formerly
In the Nebraska penitentiary.
In the district court at Lincoln a
verdict of $2,000 In damages was ren
dered against thres Nebraska saloon
keepers nnd In favor of Laura Thomp
son on account of the- death of her
husband last winter.
Judge John Hose, a nromlncnt nt.
torncy of Kearney, died last week. He
had been suffering for about three
months, but had a period of marked
Improvement in health lately and It
was thought that he would survive.
The supreme court handed down a
decision, reversing tho flndina- of thn
lower courts In the case of Mrs. Alma
Shoveller, sentenced to the peniten
tiary for five years after being found
guilty of perjury, and a new trial Is
Breaking away from the attend
ants guarding him while on a walk
with other patients, Martin Barrett,
an Inmato of the Norfolk Insane hos
pital from Atkinson, rushed back to
the dormitory, broke open a bureau
drawer, seized a razor and cut his
Fivo pcoplo in Buffalo county were
arraigned before the Insanity commis
sioner during forty-eight hours. Three
were taken to the asylum at Hastings
and the other two, man and wife, now
await the verdict of the insanity com
mission. "I have had a good many letters,"
said ex-Governor Sheldon, "from men
In different parts of the state urging
me to be a candidate for governor, but
I entertain no particular desire to
have the office again. Personally, I
would rather mako the race for the
senate than como back here as gover
nor." Efforts of uie city council of Oma
ha to get reduced street car fares has
been abandoned and the old price,
five cents, will stand.
Governor Shallenberger and Secre
tary of State Junkln have signed a
contract for the establishment at tho
state penitentiary of a factory for thev
manufacture of shirts for laborers.
Fred O. Kooster, lieutenant In com
pany D, First Nebraska, has sent his
resignation to Adjutant General Har
tlgan. Lieutenant Kostcr has moved
from Norfolk, the home of the com
pany nnd that was bis reason for ro
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