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FCS A CLEAN CiTY
Prosp3c'l3 Spjcksr ol Hons
&GREEA3LE Ctl TARIFF ISSUE.
Falls ip Line on Revision of One
Schedule at Time Doe Not Care
to Appoint Any Committee Party
Caucus Now Summoned.
Washington. Dec. 17. Representa
tive Chump Claik Issued a statement
fully outlining bis platform as the
prospective speaker of the Democratic
house of representatives in the next
rongress. He proclajnis himself In
Tavor of the appointment of commit
tees of the house by a committee,
rather than by the speaker and he
Hales his belief that the tariff should
' ' i 7 " ? r i
be revised, schedule by schedule,
rather than In one single bill. Those
two subjects, says Clark, are the ones
upon which be has been continually
importuned to make Rome statement
The Democratic members of the
bouse sent out a rail for a raurus
Jan. 19 of the Democratic membership
if the next house of representatives
Clark's statement Is both an explana
tlon of the call and a declaration of
bjs own platform ait the probable
speaker of the house.
The caucus will select a ways and
means committee and a rules commit
tee, Romewhat larger than the pre
nt romm.lttee of seven. Clark be
lievcH one of these committees shoul I
la empowered to select the other
.committees of the house.
' Two Theories on Tariff,
"There are two theories of tariff re
vision," says Clark, In bis statement.
"Revision by onu general' bill und re
vision by separate bills for separate
schedules. Th,ls is a matter, not of
principle, but of method.
"Individually 1 prefer tho scheme of
separate bills fc separate schedules,
taking the schedules with the most
obnoxious features first, perhaps In
ceitulu cases having separate bills lor
The statement proceeds to say that
whatever method la decided upon a
full hearing as comprehensive as that
which preceded tho framing of the
Pane-Aldr.lch law will be had by tho
new wnyg and means committee
"The assumption, growing , out of
Ignorance In certain quarters," says
Clark, "that President Taft or Sena
tor Cummins or any other Republican
has discovered something new In tar
iff revision by the separate schedule
schemo Is preposterous. As far back
ns tho Fifty-second congress Chairman
Springer introduced separata b,llls for
separate schedules nud even for par
tleular items, which wer denominated
Springer's popgun bills' by ribald Re
publican speakers and writers, and
several years before Springer was
chairman of the commltteo on ways
and means McKeiulo (Ky.) achieved
great renown and tho sobriquet of
Quinine Jim' by the secur.ing of a hill
putting quinine on the free list und
touching no other Item whatsoever In
any tariff schedule."
No Democrats Excluded,
Clark declares that he Is heartily in
favor of Inviting to the caucus all the
Democratic members elect. Ho goes
on to suy that his efforts for the last
two years have beeu directed to the
unification of tho Demoeruts In the
house, and for that reason the mem
bers elect should be given every op
portunlty, If that unification Is to be
maintained, to express their choice in
the naming of tho members of the
committees. Two questions, Clark
says, interest tbo country bow the
Democrats will seloct their commit
tees and what tho party will do with
the tariff. This lust question has
been answered, and proceeding to tho
llrst. he salu: "As to tho tnodo of se
letting committees in the event of
my own elodlon to tho speakership,
would not cure the snap of my finger
to oxorcjse tho power of appointing!
them. Tho exorcise f that power
would undoubtedly have eertaln un
Of the two plans for the election of
committees by tho Democratic caucus
Biltboa'ds and Typhoid Fly Oiscutseo
at Closing Session.
Washington, lc 17. Ilillloard nui
sauce. Hit; smoke prublt-m, the rav
ages of typhoid fly and the orgar.iza
Hon of effoits to eradicate them toi
the improvement of community lif
constituted the general trend of the
discussion at the clo.slng session o.
the American Civic association.
"Civic Cooperation Toward a Clean
City." was the subject of the opening
address delivered by Mrs lurounc
Iiartlett Crane of Kalamazoo, Mich.
Miss Zona Gale of Portage. Wis., fol
lowed with a paper on "Friendship
Village Improvement Society."
In developing the topic, "Legal Con
trol of the millboard." Clyde L. Day,
assistant corporation counsel of Chi
eugo, showed the legal methods that
may be Invoked for the abolition ol
Cyrus lecher of the chamber of
commerce of Clevelnnd, spoke on the
"Smoke Nuisance and the Law."
Dr. I O Howard, chief entomologist
of the department of agriculture, read
paper on "The Typhoid F".y." and
I-roy Itoughner of Minneapolis told
about "The Newspaper us an Kduca
tionul Factor AKalnst the Fly."
DR. COOK WILL
Makes Furlhar Statement Re-
gard:n His Trip Tcward Pcla.
New York, Dec. 17. Dr. Frederick
A. took, tho lirooklyu traveler, lias
sent word to his friends hero that he
will reappear next week, following his
self Imposed exile of one year. Dr.
Cook will arrive from Europe probably
on next Wednesday. Tho doctor has
confessed thut he did not know whoth
er ho reached the North Pole or not
and in today's Issuo of Hampton's
Maguzlue ho tells of the mental and
physical stress he labored under on
his Journey northward. Dr. Cook,
speaking of tho trip over the Ice, says:
"There was littlo Jn the white
waste about mo to occupy my alien-
Hon. Sometimes a spot on the horizon
or tho twist of a dog's tail would fas
cinute tun und hold my attention for
"During this time, from the early
days of our Journey, as I want to
show, everything centered about the
Idea of the polo. Then, to bewilder
mo, to set ono laughing with silly
aniiu;ement or to fill ono with a sense
of awe, there eurly began a proces
slon of mirages and optical Illusions
Tho mental effect 1 find It difficult to
analyze. Sometimes these exaggerat
ed transformations hnd the effect ol
bringing far off objects apparently
near us. I his orten caused conrusion
in estimating distance.
"Wo made wide detours; at olher
times wo hnd to retreat and find new
passages, perhnps, In so doing, I did
become confused and overestimated
my progress. If that Is so, Jt Is a fact
neither I nor anyone else enn settle
now. Wherever 1 went, however, 1
mnlutaln It-was northward anil I did
reach a 'spot which I believed to be
GonffiiGl Funds Appropriated
far Support ol Schools.
SOME CASH YET 03 HAND,
PROGRAM OF WOOL GROWERS
Arrangements Are Being Made
Convention at Portland.
Cheyenne. Wyo Dec. 17. At the
headquarters in this city arrange
menu ure being completed for the
lorty seventh annual convention of the
National Wool Growers' association,
which will be held In Portland, Ore.,
on Jan. 4, 5, 6 und 7, 1911. Tho pro
gram Is pracUcallj completed and In
cludes tho presidents of the Carded
Woolen Manufacturers' association of
Boston and tbo National Association
of Wool Manufacturers of the same
city, these organizations representing
the carded woolen and wosled manu
facturing Interests of the United
States respectively. It Is charged
that tho ciiuses leading up to the pres
ent aemnnus tor a revision or scncuuio
K, tho wool ami woolen schedule of
the Payne-Aldtich tariff law, resulted
from tho long and bitter fight between
these two grent organizations.
DIETZ FAMILY HELD
Nebraska Medical Association Op
poses "Expert" Testimony Omaha
Viaduct Cae Argued Before Judge
T. C. Munger.
Lincoln, Dec. 17 The semiannual
report of State Superintendent IS. C
bishop for the period ending Nov. 30,
1310. shows that the approprjation ol
$13,000 for his office for the bieuulura
was all expended, with the exception
of $1,016 n. Of the $20,000 appropri
ated for the support of Junior normal
schools, $737 85 remained unexpended,
and of the $75,000 given for normal
training In public schools, $21,081 42
remained. A total of $75,OUO was ap
proprlated for the aid of weak school
districts, and of that amount $J3,t)j5
remained unexpended Nov. 30.
Tho Inspection board of normal and
colleges had $1,500 at Jts disposal und
on Nov. 30, $577.51 remained in the
fund. The balances In these funds
must carry on the work until Apul un
less deficiencies aro to arise.
From Juno 1 to Nov. 30 tho state
superintendent collected $G,f)l.'l 20 In
fees for certificates of teachers. For
grading papers, salaries, supplier ninl
other expenses he expended $(',,0!t:i !)3,
leaving on hand Nov 30 a balance of
The disbursement of these fees is
Itemized by the slate superintendent
and the names of persons receiving
money are given in his report filed
with the governor. Tho annual fees
for th certification of teachers are
about $10,000. These fees are collect
ed and spent by the superintendent
In his recent report the stale auditor
recommends that all such moneys be
paid to the state treasurer and nudited
by Hie state or else handled by a
Opposes "Expert" Testimony.
The aholft.lon of the so called expert
medical testimony by 'the creation of
a special commission for such cases as
may Involve special medical questions
Is one of the legislative propositions
which is receiving favor at the hands
of the Nebraska Medical association
Tbo legislative committee of the asso
ciation mailed letters to physicians all
over the stnte asking for further sug
gestlons us to the exact nature of the
laws to he presented to the slate legis
lature. This is the second request of
Hie committee, being an amplification
of a letter sent out n month ago. Oth
ed proposed enactments arc the) crea
tion of n non partisan board of control
for btate charitable Institutions and the
establishment of a state hospital for
the Indigent tuberculosis and for Hie
Omaha Viaduct Case.
The final hearing In r.n Injunction
bi on ght by the Missouri Pacific Hall
road company to havo tne city of
Omaha restrained from proceeding ac
cording to the provisions of the. city
nrdiuanco to compel the railroad to
build a viaduct, across lis tracks at
Forty-lifth and Dodge streets Is In
progress before Judge T. C. Munger
of Hio federal court. Tho main ques
tion In the controversy is whether the
mayor nud the council of the city have
the' right to require the railroad com
pany to build a viaduct, at their own
expense, of such a character that it
can bo used by tho Btreet rajlway
company to run Its heavy cars across
BUFflED WITH ARMY HONORS
Fort Dee Moine8 Witnesses First Mili
tary Funeral for an Officer.
tcs Sioine. Dec. 15. With the mil
itary honors duu bis rank. Ueut vi; nt
Albert J. Woudo of the Sixth cavrlry
who was killed by bejng thrown lrom
his horse, was buried In the cemetery
at Fort Ees Moines.
In accordance with the army rus
torn, which Is as old as the army itsolt,
the horse which caused Woude's death
followed the caisson on which rested
the casket of the dead man. draped In
the folds of a huge American flag.
Over the horse was thrown a black
shroud and to his back was strapped
Woude's saddle. In the reversed stir
rups were the dead man's boots, sym
bollc of the fact that he has ridden
his last rr'de and to the saddle was
strapped his sabre, signifying that hi
has fought his last fight
PLAN HUGE WOLF HUNT
Farmers Will Try to Get Rid of An
imals, Which Are Killing Sheep.
Hampton, la., Dec. 15. A meeting
was held here to make arrangements
for another wolf hunt through the Uni
ber of Reeve township and vicinity in
an effort to r,id that part of the co m
ty of the animals that have been cans
Ing so much damage and loss to tht
farmers and sheep raisers.
Pluus were made for the hunt and
it Is probable that about as many will
be out for the raid as were present
at tbo former one held about two
weeks ago. The date decided upon this
time Is Tuesday, Dec. 20.
IN GWPEL'S REPORT
DjV;i Ar nusl Valuation.
We shall exhibit in our window from 4 to 5 o'clock X
X every afternoon an electric swin in motion. We also
have a large line of Maehanical Toys, Dolls and Chi
naware at very reasonable prices. Don't forget we
have many practical gifts, including Handkerchiefs,
Ladies' Auto Viels and Skirts and many others to
numerous to mention.
Call and Be Convinced!
Des Moines, Dec. 15. An estimate
on the crop valuation of the state foi
1910 was issued by Dr. George Chap
pel of the United States weather bu
renu here, and shows a marked de
crease comparing the figures with
those compiled for 1909 by the Iowa
ste.to board of agriculture. The total
valuation for 1910 is $103,700,058 lest
this year than last.
The total valuation of the crops Id
Iowa for 1910, as estimated by Dr
Chappel, Is $:Jt!2,470,791. The repon
of last year showed $106,170,849.
The total valuation of corn raised
Jn the state for 1910 is estimated at
$127,022,340. For 1909 it was $1 57,
098,802, a depreciation of $29,476,402
The decrease in the valuations Is
attributed by Dr. Chappel to the lact
that the fanners are holding tht ii
grain. Last year at this time corn
sold for 50 cents a b.ishel.. Now it
i:ells at 3fi cents.
Tabulated Crop Summary.
Corn, bu 354 500,500 $127,G22.3.'l
Oats, bu 108,228,970 45 421,t'i2
Spring wheat.. 5,920.100 5,111,256
Winter wheat.. 4,125,820 ' 3,518,205
Barley, bu 10,291 850 9,125,lle
Uye, bu 7.58.S40 450,092
Max, bu 172,840 394,' 7u
Pastures and grazing 94,0011,000
Timothy and clover seed.. 1,00
Alfalfa and millet 610,0.' C
Sweet corn, estimated.... 70u,0i;l
Popcorn, estimated 400,001
Fruit crops, estimated.... 3,0 O.OOO
Oarden truck, estimated.. 5,000,0.0
Miscellaneous crops 12,000,00s
Total value $.10.2,470,791
SUNDAY HITS I0WAN3
Defender of Cameron Dam, Wife and
Children Charged With Assault
Hayward, Wis., Dec. 17. John
Diets, Mrs. Dicta, Myra, Clarcnco and
IHlte were bound over to the circuit
court by Judge Ulordan, after prelim
Inary hearing on tho charge of as
fault with Intent to kill John Roglch,
John Hefft and others July 25, 1906
Tho court announced that It consid
ered as reasonablo ball $3,000 for
John Dleta, $2,000 for Uslln hnd $1,000
each for Myra, Mrs. iy ft x ami Clarence.
Wilson's Name Given to President.
Washington, Dec. 17 Senator Bur
kett presented to tho president for
consideration the nnnio of Henry II
Wilson of Lincoln for a place on the
circuit bench in place of Judge Van
Devanter.' Tho president la giving Mr
Wilson's tinmo serious consideration
Sldmon McHie It Arretted.
Chicago, Dec, 17. Sldmon Mcllle
broker, stock dealer and alleged head
of tho Capital Investment company
which was raided as a hurketshop,
wns arrested and taken beforo United
or cllrpollv bv the houso Itself, Clark Rtatcs Commissioner Footo. lie fur-
favors the last named. nlshed $10,000 bail.
SEWARD OUT FCR ROAD LAW
Commercial Club Backs Movement to
Present Matter to Legislature.
Seward, Neb., Dec. 17. At a meet
Jng of the Seward Commercial club,
New Orleans was indorsed for the lo
cation of tho Panama, exposition in
1913. It also appointed a committee
to draft a new state road law to be
presented to tho legislature. The
commercial clubs over the state are
preparing to ask tho coming legisla
ture for a new road law. A commit
tee was appointed to confer with tho
bonrd of county commissioners in ro-
gard to placing memorial tablets to
tho memory of Mr. and Mrs. Moffatt,
who gave $3O,0j0 towards the bulldjug
of tbo Seward county court house.
Sheriffs Meet Next at Omaha.
Columbus, Neb., Dec. 17. The Ne
braska Slate Sheriffs' association
elected the following officers: J. M.
Dunkel, Grand. Island, president; John
A. Junto, Nelson, vice president;
James A. Chirnside, Falrhury, secre
tary. Omaha was selected as tho placo
for holding tho next convention In Au
Two Men Executed at Richmond.
Klchmond. Va., Dec. 17. John J.
Smith, a bartender, who shot and
killed his wife and young daughter at
their homo Jn Norfolk last August,
was electrocuted In the penitentiary
here. Jim Sitllngton, colored, who
robbed and murdered a seventy year
old whito woman In Kocklnham last
August, aU'o was put to death.
Dank at Prue, Okla., Robbed.
Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 17. Robbers hold
up Cashier J. H. Comer of the Prue.
Ftato bank at Prue, Okla., at the point
of a revolver, took what jnoucy wua
available and escaped.
Evanaelist Says No . State Has
Many Spiritual Dead as Iowa.
Waterloo, la., Dec. 15. Evangelist
Billy Sunday, who will close a series
of revival meetings here Sunday, says
bo never has worked in a state where
tho people seem to bo so dead spirit
ually as In Iowa. One cause tor this
he attributes to tho prosperity of the
residents of the state and their stren
uous efforts to gain supremacy In the
commercial world. He says this has
been the complaint of all evangelists
who have labored of late years In Iowa
Even the ministers, he says, have
told him that they were unable to
arouse tneir members, to personal
work. The evangelist hns been hitting,
the sins of society hard, but has not
spared other sins. He has been unre
lentlng in his war against the saloon
and has devoted all of his usual days
of rest to delivering tempeianco ad
dresses Jn other cities.
TH0RNE ATTACKS ROADS
No Excuse for Higher Freight Ratts
Des Moines, Dec. 15. That rail
roads are showing lots of nerve to
ask for higher rates, was tho Btate
hieut of Clifford Thorne, railroad com
mlssloner elect, In a strong attack
made against the corporations before
the annual contention of tho Corn
Belt Meat Producers" association, lie
gava figures to show that last year
wns the most prosperous year In t.ie
entire history of American rnllro.ul
and that public opinion Is being bad
ly distorted by certain organs. 11
added: "I give Iowa fair warning
that If tho railroads succeed It will be
almost Impossible to effect any sub
staiillal readjustment of her Inter
stale rates for many years to con.
Ink Used as Communion Wine.
Carlisle, Ky., Dec. 16. As a result
of some one exchanging Indelible Ink
for communion, wlnp at the Pleasant
Valley Chrh.'.lan church, several per
t ns wen tnnj vlo'etitly 111.
From Saturday's Daily.
Mr. J. P. Falter was called to
Omaha on business today, which de
manded Lis attention in the big city.
Glen Boedeker, of Murray, came in
last evening with the Murray people
and visited the theatve and heard the
Mr. Charles Beckman and wife, of
near Murray, drove into the city this
r.ioining and boarded the morning
train for Omaha.
George Dovey, jr., returned to the
university at Lincoln this morning,
having paid a short visit to his par
ents in this city.
Superintendent J. W. Gamble was
an Omaha visitor on the morning
train today, where he went for a few
hours' of pleasure.
Mr. Henry Born and wife and chil
dren came in this morning and took
the early train for the metropolis,
a here they spent the day.
Mrs. William Ballance and daugh
ter, Miss Ethel, spent the day with
Omaha friends, departing for the me
tropolis on the early train.
Frank Deal, of Lincoln, who has
been visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. M. M. Beal, for a few days, re
turned to his home this morning. '
' .Mr. J. A. Graham, ol Brock, was
an out night visitor in the city, de
parting for Lincoln this morning,
where he went to see a relief doctor.
' Mr. W. E. Jones and wife, of Grand
Island, Nebraska, arrived this morn
ing and will visit Hugh Irwin and
family and Mrs. Collins for a few
Attorney Charles L. Graves, of
Union, and his son Harry, editor of
the Ledger, came to Plattsmouth last
evening on business of importance,
tnd took In the theatre.
Mr. J. N. Redfern, general super
intendent of the Burlington relief de
partment with headquarters In Chi
cago, who has been in Plattsmouth
for the past three days giving testi
mony in suits in the district court,
departed for his home last evening.
Miss Stella Balrd spent the day
with Omaha friends, going on the
Mr. D. Hoeksworth went to Omaha
on the morning train today on pleas
ure bent and for no other purpose.
Mrs. J. U. Peterson and daughter
Myrtle spent the day with Omaha
friends going on the early train this
Mrs. Joe Wampler and sons, Gren
dal and Archie, went to Omaha on
the morning train today, where they
spent the day.
?lrs. C. W. Forbes and daughter
Janet, were passengers to the metrop
oils on the morning train, where they
spent the day.
Pollock Parmele wa3 a passenger
to Omaha on the morning train today
where he mingled business with
pleasure for a few hours.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wales were
Omaha passengers on tho morning
train today, where they visited
friends for a few hours.
Mrs. F. R. Whlttaker and daugh
ter Katie, were passengers to Omaha
on the morning train today, where
they spent the day with friends.
Mrs. C. A. Welch went to Omaha
on the morning tral ntoday to visit
her tlster for a short time, and to
look after some items of business.
Mips Alma Larsen, of the Journal
force, and her sister, Miss Esther,
were passengers on the morning train
for Omaha, where they spent tho day.
Miss Violet Dodge, who has been
ill for the past few days, but able to
be at her post until yesterday, has
been kept in bed today, but was feel
Ing Konio better as the Journal goes
Mrs. J. C. York spent the afternoon,
with Omaha friends, going on the
Mrs. George Dovey and son George,
and daughter, Mrs. George Falter,
visited Omaha friends this afternoon.
Mr. W. P. Bailey, of Greenwood,
was a Plattsmouth visitor today, hav
ing been called to the county seat on
Miss Helen Dovey arrived from
South Omaha last evening and will
be the guest of her parents, II. N.
Dovey and wife, over Sunday.
Messrs. G. Brady and B. A. Rosen
crans departed for the metropolis this
afternoon, where Important business
called them for a few hours.
Mr. J. W. Tulene and wife and
child were Omaha passengers on the
morning train, where they spent the
day looking after business matters.
Mr. John Ledgway and wife and
daughters, Jessie and Mabel, were
Omaha passengers on the morning
train today, where they spent the
Mrs. M. S. Brlggs and daughter,
Miss Crete, spent the afternoon. In
the metropolis today. They were ac
companied by Mrs. Briggs' son, Bur
Miss Esther Larson came up from
Union, near which place she is teach
ing, last evening, to spend Sunday
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. G.
Mrs. John Kopp and daughters,
Marie and Veena, went to Omaha on
the morning train today, where they
looked after business matters for a
Mr. P. Kuhl, of Plainview, arrived
lai-t evening and will be the guest of -
Fred Ohm and family for a short
time. Mr. Kuhl spent the day In
Mr. L. J. Kavalec, of Brainard,
Nebraska, who has been paying a
it of a few days to his brother
Joseph, of this city, returned to his
home i bis morning.
Miss Anna Egenberger, who has
Teen suffering with an attack of ap
pendicitis for several days, is much
better today, and her frlend3 are
much encouraged now In the belief
that an operation will not be neces
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Gardner and
son, Albert, departed lor urana
Island, Nebraska, this morning,
where they expect to spend the win
ter months with Mrs. Gardner's
daughter, Mrs. Daisy Speck. They
have ordered the Journal to be sent
to their address.
Mrs. B. Cording and daughter Ida,
who have been guests pf Mrs. Wm.
IUidlj; pnd family for a short time, re
turned to their home at Omaha this
riornii.g. Mrs. Budig accompanied
her guest home, and will spend a
short time In Omaha.
BURLINGTON ROUTE GIVES
PLATTSMOUTH NEW TRAIN
In accordance with a new time
card going into effect tomorrow
morning Plattsmouth Is to have ono
more fine Burlington train each day.
The fast train from Lincoln to Chi
cago, No. 10, wnicn nas Deen Hereto
fore going to Chicago via Louisville
and through Flattsmouth about 1 a.
m., without even hesitating at the
station, will In the future pass this
point at 12:26 a. m., maklns regular
Under the new card the train will
run via Omaha, leaving Lincoln at
9:45 p. in., stopping at Ashland and
reaching Omaha at 11:40, and arriv
ing in Tlallsmouth at 12:26 a. m.
eajh day. This is a faster train than
No. 2 and will give Plattsmouth peo
ple a splendid 'service from Lincoln
and to Chicago and will be of great
benefit to our city in many ways.
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