The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, December 09, 1909, Image 2
L m ilThc NcwsHcrald I I TEWS HERALD PUB. CO. Publishers JPLATT6M0UTH, NEORASKA A Boiling Down of the More Impor tant Events Here and There Foreign. The Chinese government has sent a rircular note to tho powers protest ing against Russia's claims to the right of administration over the Man churlan railway zones. Tho protest deals lengthily with the Russian com munique which was sent to the powers October 8. Baron Sidney Sonnino, who was pre ruler In 1906. has been semiofficially intrusted with the formation of a new Italian cabinet, the Giolltti cabinet tinving resigned. Aceordlng to tho Standard, J. lier pont Morgan & Company of New York end Drexel & Company of Philadel phia will become the partners of a London Arm. which will be styled Mor gan. Grcnrell & Company. By a majority of 215. after a brief lmt excltlne Hitting, the house of commons recorded Its claim to cx elusive control of tho nation's purse a claim never before challeuged In modern times. , , The protocol with the United States for the reference of tho Alsop claim to Kins Edward for mediation was signed by the government of Chile. The cabinet of Premier (ilolitto of Italy resigned. The ministerial commission which lias been discussing with business men various matters of trade, has ap proved tho Rtiggestiou of placing a tax of seven-tenths of olio ceut on each pound of cotton grown In European RiiBsln, llokhara mid Khiva. Admiral Togo, chief of the general staff of the Japanese navy, retires from the naval command and becomes a member of the military council. He Is succeeded In his earlier office by yiee Admiral Sir Gero IJuin. General. At Kansas City Joseph Campbell killed his wife, then took his own life lie was a morphine fie ml. The secretary of the interior has ap proved the decision of the conimls nloner of the land office in tho case of Henry Kern against John Eaton, on appeal of the former In dismissing his contest against tho homestead entry of the latter, located In tho Alliance (Neb.) land district. Secretary of the Interior Balllnger has made his annual report. In a street duel with knives at Al fen, Ark., Miss Nora Owens was fat ally injured by Miss Stella Belk and died within a few minutes. Tho president will exert all his In fluence looking to changes in the in terstate commerce act. The Kansas state treasury will re ceive $25,000 cash, as an Inheritance tax. from the' estate of James Clarke, a farmer in Marshall county. This Is the largest tax yet assessed against a Kansas eRtate under the new law. The Kansas State Agricultural Col lege 2-year-old Angus steer, King Ellsworth, won the grand champion ship as the best steer in America at the International Stock show lu Chi cago. John Harvard, a negro preacher, who had committed murder, was burned at the stake near Cochran, Georgia. Mexico will maintain a neutral atti tude in the Nicaraguau rumpus. The Richard Gleason bid for the Jeffries-Johnson light, to be In Cali fornia, was accepted. President Taft has taken steps to put the Red Cross society on a perma nent business footing. ' Congressman Hinshaw says Cannon cannot be elected speaker nt the ses sion of the next congress. Following a charge of murder at St. Ix)uls agninst Mrs. Doxey of Colum bus, Neb., a requisition was Issued. Secretary of War Dickinson advo cates changes In army affairs In an nual report. A strike of switchmen Involving ever two thousand men was Inauguar- ated at St. Paul. Minn. Congress opened on noon Monday, . but the president's message was not read until Tuesday. "More men are killed as the result of playing football in one year thau are killed In labor troubles." says John Mitchell. President Taft soon Is to receive call from the legislative committee or the Crand Amy of the Republic, for a conference upon matters pertaining to pension legislation this winter. According to an official dispatch from Bitlls, Asiatic Turkey, several email villages in that vicinity havo been destroyed by an earthquake. President Taft will make tho open ing address at the convention of the National Chic Federation to begin its Important work In Washington Jan. 17. next. D. I Wlnchell. president of tho Itock Island, has been circled Presi dent of the St. Louis &. San Francisco road. Senator Elmer J. Burkett of Nebras ka haB prepared a resolution, which he Intends to present o congress, call ing for a thorough investigation of th niienr trust. i HS NOTES I iWii; Duke Karl Theodora of Bavaria died i .. Iowa stock food law Is declared I i.y .J.ni;;e Mi Hierson in the federal i i.uii tti be all riRht and sufficient to I:d!(I wutcr. In the United States court of ap- peals at St. Paul the seutence imposed ll i lit- l llllt-u .iiricn utr.li i t v Nebraska upon members of the Ne braska Land & Feeding company was fflrmed. The defendants had been given both flues and Jail sentences and the original Innutuui will now be carried out. There Is absolutely no fouudatlon for the report that the Oregon Short Line Is to relinquish control of the Salt Lake division of the Southern Pa ine," said President Lovott of the llairlman system. "I cannot Imagine where or how the rumors originated." Five more men were added las? week to the bankers' colony at Ft. Ieaenwurth penitentiary. The British house of commons adopted a resolution of censure ol lords. Reorganization of the Hock Island railroad was practically completed by the election of four new vice presi dents to serve with President Henry U. Mudge. The supreme court of the United States has denied tlu; petition of Charles T. Morse, the New York bank er, for a writ of certiorari. He must serve in prison. The recent snow storm in Knnsa3 is said to have been a great help to wheat. While his wife and three little chil dren were out walking. John K. South er, of Washington, an artist, commit ted suicide by shooting. Souther was 30 years of age. Congress Is to be assal.cd by re form organizations within a day or so after It convenes. The government faces important problems relating to channels and terminals In proposed waterways Im provement. Judge Charles Amldon, of the Unit ed States district court of North Dakota, advocated the execution of professional crlmfjials and the hope lessly Insane In an address nt Fargo, The government shows that there were great chances for deceit In tho Inquiry of the alleged sugar frauds In New York. The Nicaragua official nt Washing ton was elwn hlB passports and a scathing letter by Secretary of State Knox and diplomatic relations were therefore severed. The British house of lords, by vot ing to reject the budget, have precipi tated a crisis In England. An Ohio lumber merchant eays he overheard a plot to kill John D. Rocke feller. Washington. Representative Hitchcock of Omaha expresses the opinion that the forth coming session Is going to be the live liest exhibition that congress lias given the country In a long time. He expects there will be something golirg on every minute and that the fighting will he forced from the very opening. Mr. Hitchcock is disposed to take especial Interest In pressing for postal savings hnnks, on which he has long had a bill pending. Recalling the fact that the lending political parties during their last na tional convention pledged themselves to statehood bills, George Curry who recently resigned the governorship of New Mexico, In his annual report to Secretary Balllnger again urges his aid and Influence, toward obtaining statehood for the territory at the com lng session of congress. Despite the state guarunty law for stato luniks in Oklahoma, many appll ations are pending at the treasury department for organization as na tional banks in tho new state and one for the Germania national bank of Ponca City was approved. It la canltullzed at $25,000. While on a visit to Boston from his home at Charleston, S. C. Urt gadler General Henry M. Adams. U S. A., retired, died. Ho was identified for a number of years with the en cineer corns of the army. lie was born In Massachusetts In 1844 A gag order affecting the furnishing of Information to any committee of the house or senate or any member of .. , . i. i.i congress cxccia un mnnuiucu uj iuq v.. f iiw, H.,nifn.nnt in which such Hl-UU V. Uv --" official serves, has been promulgated by the president. of. f Ct.ito KnnY rotnrmw! tho passports of Felipe Rogrlgues, charge d'affalrs of tho Nlcaraguan le gation with a letter scathingly de nouncing the Zelayan government. The letter Is definitely declared to represent the views of President Taft. The consular service Is to receive more attention with a view to its In creased efficiency. The secretary has appointed Wilbur J. Carr. chief clerk if tho department of state, director of the consular service, a newly created office. Personal. The National Corn Show at Omaha was opened by un address by Presi dent Wattles. The will of the late William M. Laf fan. proprietor of the New York Sun. as Hied lor pronaie, lenves an nis rtropcrtv to his widow. There were no children. Control of the Equitable has been secured by J. Pierpont Morgan George Foster Peabody, William Dean Howells, William M. Ivins and Herbert Parsons are all advocates of woman suffrage. Attorney General Fred. S. Jackson will enter the race for congress In the Fourth district of Kansas ayalnst J. M Miller, the present member. Emllle Jane Loyson. wife of the ex priest. Chnrles Loyson. died In Paris, She was born In New York In 1833, the daughter of Atnory Butteiileld Henry Augustus Wlllard. the last of the three well known Wlllard broth ers of Washington, D. C. died a few E DOCNMENT READ BEFORE SEN ATORS AND CONGRESSMEN. HOW MESSAGE IS RECEIVED Republicans are Pleased, Regarding the President's Utterances as Along Satisfactory Lines. Washington Having assembled and received the president's annual mes sage, congress found itself literally "out of work' and In consequence both houses udjourned over until Friday, when, if some of the various commit tees fail to provide something to do. adjournment will he taken until Mou day next. The formality of reading the mes sage aloud consumed about an hour and u half of the tlmo of each house. When the conclusion was reached the house immediately adjourned, but the senate remained in session for some time nfterward, an executive session being held before that body adjourned. Little fault was found with the mes sage "by republicans, who seemed to agree that It was as satisfactory a doc ument as the president could prepare, and remain consistent with the party's campaign pledge. The democrats ap proved of the president's efforts to economize, but deprecated hlB sugges tion that the Monroe doctrine had practically become obsolete. "Th message Is written In the pres ident's customary terse, vigorous utyle." commented Representative Payne, the majority leader in tho house, while Representative Clark, tho minority lender, thought that about all tbnt could be said about the message was that It was comparatively brief, "as discussion of almost all important mutters Is relegated to special mes sages." In both houses the message was sub-1 Jected to tho most careful scrutiny and while the members paid little at tention to the perfunctory reading of it by the clerks they burled their head between its pages and digested as. much of It as they could at one read ing. Following the custom the message was referred to the committee of tho whole by both branches, to be prepared for "vivisection" by the various com mittees whose business It is to deal with the president lu his message. The senate adjourned at 2:30 ociock out of respect to the memory of Repre sentatives DeArmond of Missouri ana Lassiter of Virginia. The house ad journed at 1:45 o'clock. Bill by Mr. Hitchcock. Striking close upon the recent re port of the merger of the telegraph systems in the umtea states, a current resolution was today introduced ny Representative IIltcueok of Nebraska directing the secretary of commerce. and labor to have the bureau of eor porutlons prepare for congress a state ment of the physical valuation of the telegraph, telephone and cable linos and other tangible property belonging to the Western Union Telegraph com- unny. the Postal Telegraph company and the American Telegraph company und the American Telegraph and lele- nhone companies. The data Is to be complete to December 1, to embrace the subsldary concerns and to include the capital stock, the bonded debt ol each of the three corporations and ap proximately the market value or tne. stock and bonds. The resolution au thorizes the bureau to employ survey ors and appraisers for tnis won. GREAT GAS TANK EXPLODES. Twenty-Seven Men Burned to Death , at Hamburg, Germany. Hamburg. The explosion of two gas tanks In the so caiieu wienie s Grasbrook," on the Elbe front was fol lowed by an extensive lire and tho loss of many lives. The explosion was due to a leak In a new gasometer. Escaping gas entered tho retort house, where It came In contact with tho ti.-nu . .iiiMliiir u terrific explosion. A ,..v n laree number of workmen were en - , . gaged lu reouuuing anu em.fcmB w.c plant. Twe.ity-nve oi uie ...eu eMUD OVOU Ut'UI liiu suaun;n i . j disappeared In a mass of flame which shot, up to a great height. Ten men uro reported dead and seventeen missing. It U almost certain that all of these are dead. Forty men were dangerously injured of whom several cannot recover. POSTMASTERS AND CARRIERS. Names of Those Who Have Been Ap pointed In Iowa and Nebraska. Washington. Rural carriers have been appointed as follows: Nebraska McCook. Route 2. J. .1. Jlmerson, carrier; II. S. Godfrey, substitute. D. Hinton, carrier; no substitute. Iowa Arlington. Route 3, C. G. Man chester, carrier; E. M. Manchester, substitute. Hendrlck Route 1, Frank Keota, Route 3. J. A. Iigan, carrier; no substitute. Lillie K. Stewart has been appointed postmaster at Strang, Fillmore county, Nebraska, vice D. E. Smith, resigned. Change for Inauguration Day. Washington. A change In the date of inauguration of the president of the United States from March 4 to the last Thursday In April is strongly urged in the annual report of tho commis sioners of the District of Columbia, presented to congress. New Senator Sworn In. Washington. Fountain L. Thouip son. democrat, at the opening of the senate, was sworn In as senntor from North Dakota. Ho succeeds tho late MESSAGE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE ISSUES AN ORDER. SPENDING OF STATE MONEY Day of Grace Granted to Corporations Miscellaneous Matters at the Capital of the State. In order to put the militia companies of the state on a more businesslike basis the adjutant general's office has Issued the following order, No. 24: "First- From and after January 1, lfllu. commanding officers will make report to this office on blanks fur nished a strict account of all expendi ture of funds furnished by the state for the maintenance of headquarters or companies. "Second No money shall be paid from such funds except on receipt properly signed and forwarded with above report. "Third When commanding officers expend more money In the mainten ance of their commands than Is fur nished by the state, they will note upon each report the purpose and amount of such expenditure and tho source from which Btich money was obtained, but receipts need not be fur nished for such expenditure." Heretofore the custom has been not to require any accounting whatever as to the expenditure of state money. The late order will make for efficiency by giving the adjutant's office a chance to offer suggestions as to the proper disbursement of state funds. It also assures that in the future all money will be properly applied, besides show ing how much It Is costing the state to maintain the different companies. On an average each company of the guards receive about $100 annually from the state. A Day of Grace. Secretary of State Junkin has de cided to grant a day of grace to the 4.0UO or so corporations that omitted to pay their occupation tax on or he fore 4 p. m.. November 30. He will chec k over the entire list of delinquents, which will require a week or more and In the Interim the bad boys may walk up and plunk down their little dimes and get a clear bill. But those who are unpaid by the time the secretary gets his lists checked up well, the law Is that they shall lose their franchises or charters for failure to come across by November 30. Secretary Junkin thought Inasmuch as it was a new law and probably galled a few fat necks, It would be wise to go slow In revoking charters, but he is going to start on that list soon. Governor on the Board. Governor Shallenberger's friends are pleased to learn that he was electei to the board of directors of the American Shorthorn association at the Chicago meeting. This is the flrBt Instance in which Nebraska has been recognized by a membership, and it is expected that the shorthorn Industry of the state will be benefited by the representation. Last year an efiort was made to have the animal show rotated between the states of Minnesota, Iowa and Ne braska, thereby making it possible for Nebraska breeders to make a showing nearer home, at least once in three years. Nothing was done by the pre vious board in the. direction of carry ing out this request, but with represen tation on the new board, western In terests will undoubtedly receive great er attention and it is hoped the plan can be carried out. Phone Must Be Installed. Some time ago a complaint was lodged with the state railway commis sion in regard to the joint office of the Pacific and American Express com panies at Norfolk. It was alleged that the two companies refused to Install an Independent telephone, greatly to the Inconvenience and discomfort of patrons. The commissioners heard the evidence nnd although they could not figure out all the Inconvenience com plained of, under the law they held that all they could do was to order the Installation of an Independent tele phone. Accordingly It was ordered that the two companies get busy and Install the service requested within twenty days. Twenty days have since gone by without any steps being taken to comply with the order, so the commis sioners have Instructed the county at torney to bring proceedings to enforce the law. Test of Telephone Act. The county attorney of Madison county has been instructed to begin prosecution against the Adams and Pacific Express companies for refus ing to comply with the orders of tho railway commission Instructing them to Install an Independent telephone In their office nt Norfolk. The case is to test the law. Cut Down Printing Bill. The State Normal board next year probably will print one big catalogue containing the course of study for tho normal schools in place of a publica tion for each school. Next year the board expects to have four normal schools under Its control and for that reason the printing bill will amount to considerable. By publishing a course of study for all of them the board expects to cut down Its printing bill considerably and will work out the proposition In a way satisfactory to themselves. WORK OF EDUCATION. Approval of Schools Training. for Normal State Superintendent Bishop !as 1 made an announcement concerning the approval of high schools for nor mal training. The list Includes a to tal of 110 schools, of which 103 are1 high schools and seven ucauemies. i The normal training law was en- lng the school year 1907-8 sixty-eight schools were approved for normal training, with an enrollment of 1,200 1 pupils In the normal training classes. , During the year 1908-9 eighty-six high schools and eight academies were ap-. proved, representing a combined en rollment of 1,000 pupils taking the course. For this school year the 110 schools approved for the work have enrolled in their normal training: classes a total of 1,850 pupils. In May, 1909, there were graduated from the normal training high schools 775 pupils, who had completed the regular high school course of study and the course in normal training. Reports show that of this number 575 of them are teaching this fall. County superintendents are enthusi astic over the good work these young teachers are doing in the school room. Insurance Agents Are Out. 1 The state Insurance board handed out a ruling revoking the licenses of the ten agents of the Bankers' Life Insurance company of Lincoln. The following Is the form of the letter sent out to the agents under Investigation by Auditor Barton, head of the Insurance board: "By the authority vested In me by the laws of the state of Nebraska, and as I fully believe that your con duct as an Insurance agent and the methods used by you in procuring business is in violation of law and contrary to the rulings of the Insur ance department and against public policy, I hereby revoke your license No. as agent of the Bankers' Life Insurance company of Lincoln, Neb., dated . 1909." While the action taken Is sweeping. the twenty-eight affidavits introduced In evidence before the board contained many suggestions of irregularities that the agents excluded under the order for the most part did little to refute. Plans Issue of Stock. The application of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad company for authority to Issue $30,502,800 worth of common stock has been granted by the Nebraska railway commission. The stock will be issued In the form of 305,028 shares of common stock of the par value of $100 each. The stock is to be issued for tho purpose of "constructing. Improving and equip ping Its railway," otherwise the re quest filed with the commission con tains no hint of how, when or In what one or more of the states the work. Is to be done. Historical Society Wants Money. Notwithstanding the State Histor ical society gets an appropriation of $15,000 biennially. It has its solicitors out asking for money. One was at the state house asking financial aid with which to print some report the society Is to make and for which tho solicitor said there was no money available to pay the bill. Requisition for Wife Deserter. The governor's office Issued requi sition on the state of Iowa for the re turn to Nebraska of Albert Oliver. Oliver is charged with deserting his wife and minor child, now living In Lancaster county. He has been placed under arrest at Indlanola, la, Motion In Dunn Case Filed. I. J. Dunn, recently disbarred from the practice of law by the supreme court for conduct unbecoming an at torney, has filed another motion in the case. It is practically the same as was filed two weeks ago, in substance being that If the court will vacate its order disbarring him he will apologize to the court. Cupid Gets Normal Teachers. Superintendent Thomas of the Kearney Normal school reported to the normal board that Mr. D. Cupid was playing havoc with his teaching force and he wanted an Injunction issued or something done to head him off. A number have been lost and others have the fever. Civil Service Examinations. The United States civil service commission announces the following examinations to be held at Lincoln and Omaha: January 25, stenograph er and typewriter, all branches of the aervlce; - January 25, stenographer. departmental service; January 25, ypewriter for men only. To Advertise Lincoln. Lincoln business men are just now- Interested in a proposition to adver tise the town as a place for Invest ment.. A man from the east was here and spoke at the Commercial club and suggested the way to boom the town Is to advertise in some national news paper or publication, spending at least $1,000 a month. An Unfounded Report. The story printed by an Omaha pa per to the effect that W. J. Bryan and his brother. C. W. Bryan, have been asking Governor Shallenberger to call an extra session ot the legis lature In order to secure the passage of a resolution for the. submission of the Initiative and referendum consti tutional amendment la not warranted. C. W. Bryan made a denial of the story when questioned in regard to the matter. "Neither W. J. Bryan nor myself has asked the governor to call a special session." be said. NEBRASKA IK BRIEF NEWS NOTES OF INTFREST FROM VARIOUS SECTIONS. irnrrv murium infill fl S K. H H HN fUN Religious, Social, Agricultural, Pollt- ical and Other Matters Given Due Consideration. Mrs. Ruth Bryan Iavitt is giving some lectures throughout the state, al ways to large audiences. The last published reports of the three banks in West Point show com bined deposits of a little over $S0O.0O0. The roads got so bad In Auburn that traffic was entirely suspended for a time. The governor has called an elaction In the new county of Garden, which was cut off of Deuel county, and resi dents have begun to liven up and will have a real county seat fight on soon. Will McDougall, a former resident of Humboldt, and brother of Mrs. John Holman and Douglas McDougall of that place, was killed in a copper mine in Arizona. Edward, the son of Mrs. Will A. White of Plattsmouth, died in Wilklns- burg, Pa., from typhoid fever. The body was brought to Nebraska for burial. Frank P. McBayes. while hunting neard Beatrice, shot and killed a large possum. A number of these animals have been killed In that vicinity the last few weeks. The lifeless body of Mrs. John Hav- lick was discovered In tho barn of her home a few miles southeast of Rush- ville. She had apparently hanged herself In a fit of temporary insanity. The bank of Fairmont will bo open for business In a few days. This Is u new institution nnd nearly all of the stockholders are well-to-do farmers liv ing in that vicinity. In district court at McCook, Minnie Brown wns found guilty on two count of illegal sale of liquor In her resort. This Is tho second conviction of this woman. Varne Sands, a Fremont boy who was committed to the asylum at Lin coln for treatment for Insanity, made an attempt to kill himself by throw ing himself before a train. Mrs. Mary Boltz, an old resident of Beatrice, celebrated her ninety-ninth birthday anniversary. She is a native of Germany and located In Gage coun ty over thirty years ago. Word was reecived In Lincoln that the American Shorthorn Breeders' as soclation. In session in Chicago had elected Governor Shallenberger a di rector of the u;cociation. Carl Wilcox, son of Lewis Wilcox, who lives near Crab Orchard, met with a serious accident while riding a horse home from a country dance. The horse lost his footing and fell, with the rider under him. Louis Munson of Maskell was be fore the district court at Ponca and pleaded guilty to the charge of boot legging and was fined $100 nnd costs. Judge Welch ordered the liquor which was In evidence destroyed. Complaint was filed in county court at Beatrice by County Attorney F. O. McGirr. charging Fred T. Robinson, who shot his wife and inflicted wounds from which she died, with murder In the first degree. The Sutton National bank was sold to Messrs. Adams and Miland of Lin coln. Mr. J. B. Dinsmore has operated this bank for many years, he being ono of the pioneer business men of the place. Although requisition papers were is sued for the return of Albert Oliver to this state on a charge of wife deser tion, after he had been located at In dlanola, la., It now appears there will be no prosecution. The wife refuses to appear against her hubby. An organization of Nemaha county farmers rnd Auburn business men has formed a company and purchased 2,000 acres of Carey act land, which has been thrown open for settlement near the new town of Burtner in the state of Utah. Miss Margaret Collins, a well known school teacher of Cuming county, the daughter of former Superintendent William Collins, was examined by tho Insanity commisslonorse and found to be a fit subject for treatment at the hospital. The government surveyors have finished the work of surveying for the proposed drainage project along the Nemaha river in Johnson county. It is snld the surveyors found that the river snakes through the country a distance of nearly seventy miles, from the northwest to the southeast line. At a banquet given by the Kearney Commercial club to its members ex clusively, a strong bid for homo sup port was made In an effective way. nnd the bnnqueters during tho four hours spent at tho heavily laden tables never for a moment lost sight of tho central Idea. Every article on tho bill of fare, from salad to cigars, was grown or manufactured In Buffalo county. The president of the Kearney Com mercial club has appointed W. F. Smith, J. G. Iwe, Will J. Scoutt, C. W. Hoxle and W. L. Hand to represent the Commercial club on a committee of ten to look after the Interests of Kearney in the matter of the proposed Dakota. Kansas and Gulf railroad, which Is now being surveyed. W. A. Wlese. of West Point, the 12-year-old 6on of Fred Wlese, has re ceived from Secretary Mollor of the State Board of Agriculture a draft for $30. being the first premium in the boys' acre corn growing contest for Uie aeason ol 1909. days aio, aitOl Martin Johnston. tram klduejr trouble.