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Ccnsressinm Harris VciId Hav
Asks If President and Attorney Cen
tral Have Investigated J. P. Mor
gan & Co. Said to Have Arranged
With Brazil for Coffee Control.
Washington, Feb. 21. Congressman
Ooorgo W. Norris of the Filth Nebras
ka diKtrlct introduced two sweeping
resolutions in the house, calling upon
the state department Hnd the attorney
general to inform congress what can
be done to relieve the people of the
country from the bo culled coffee trust,
which, NorrW ullcges, Is so powerful
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New Rulers of
India Have Long
KTTKIt times probably are d.i wii
or the empire of linii'i.
CIXMMXMMN) of the wi
Jet-U (if King Ctiirti'. rere
tenting every conceivable nice ami
creed, live and have their being. The
reason for hoping for better times U
found In the fact that the two men
who will have most to nay about , the
government of the swarming million
ure close friend and are not likely to
have clastic that will retard the prog
ress of reforms and Interfere wilu the
administration of the govern men t.
India Is governed primarily from
London by the secretary of state for
India, though the viceroy of India, who
in stationed In Calcutta, naturally has
an Important voice In Indian affairs.
Lord CVewe Is the new secretary of
Mate for India, having recently sue
Kerslap Gamm'ssfon Clsep
proves Proposed Apneas.
MUSTEE GAMGELLED MARCH 10
HELEN KELLER AS POET.
Blind Girl Write Poem That li Favor
Miss Helen Keller, born blind, deaf
end dumb, has recently published n
poem called "The Chant of the Stone
Wall," which has received favorab!.
notice from critics l:i Lsigland as well
as In America. The poeii Is sonvwh it
In the style of Walt Whitman, and th
author was untraniimMcd by any re
qiiirements of meter. At times tile
drops Into a natural rhythm, and there
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that no onllnaiy means will r.'ach It
and that by reason of this "tniHl" the
United Stales la the chief vhtini of
The reHolutioiu) an'tert the existence
of monopolist in control of the coffee
markd by a r.iallbm producing inter
terest, nud Americans and Europeans
Interested with them, and call upon
tho president and Iho attorney general
of tho I'nlleil Stales to report wiielh
r any investigation of the matter has
own Instituted by tho government.
Tho action was taken without remark
and tho resolutions went automatical
ly to a committee.
Aflcct Coffee Market.
Tho resolutions attracted no atten
tion In the house, and Washington
beard with considerable surprise that
rumors of their Introduction had In
some degreo affected tho New York
It Is hnnlly likely that cither com
niltteo will report the resolutions at
this late day lu the session hut. Nor-
rls. under the existing suspension of
the rules, could seek to have them
taken up In the house if, after a ron
nonnblo tl tho committees fall to
act upon them.
Norris p!d he had been looking In
to the subject for sonic tlmo and that
.he had the names of those who ho mild
had entered Into Iho arrangement
with Ilrazll for the coTeo control. J
P. Morgan & Co. and tlws City National
and the First National bank of New
York city, ho said, constituted tho
American end of "tho great schema
that has financed the deal."
Big Capital Involved,
This Interest, Norris said, Involved
175,000,000 of capital, of which $5,'
000,000 each was subscribed In Iuidon
nnd France, $10,(100,000 each in Amer
ica and Germany and $',000,000 In Hoi
The scheme, as Norris outlined It,
vus that the Htate of Sao Paulo Issuo
J-5.000.000 of 5 per cent bonds, of
which this lorelgn syndicate took tip
llrazll guaranteed theso bonds am
provided a surtax of 5 francs a bag
which tho agreement provided was to
bo remitted to theso Interests In tho
bond syndlcnte, nnd provided for a
committee of seven men, six of whom
were to bo selected by the financiers
In tho syndicate nnd ono by the lira
illlnn government Itself, tho commlt-
tee to control tho sale and disposition
of the coffee from r.rnzll.
CUMMINS CALLS FOR FACTS
Move of Iowa Senator Foreshadows
Fight Over Reciprocity.
Washington, Feb. 24. A resolution
calling on tho president to submit to
tho senate all the Information ho has
hearing on tho Canadian reciprocity
agreement, together with the data and
statistics gathered by tho tariff board,
was offered In the senate by Cummins
and adopted. An amendment making
the request "if consistent with tho
public welfaro" was adopted.
That a determined effort will bo
mado on the floor of tho senate to
amend tho McCnll bill and that the
movement will receive tho support of
a considerable number of Republicans,
loth regulars and Insurgents, became
apparent after Cummins' resolution
had been submitted.
Educators Meet In Mobile.
Mobllo, Feb. 24. The Natlonnl Edu
cation association, department of su
perintendents, convened hero with ap
proximately 800 educators present
from all parts of the United States
The convention will remain In session
until tomorrow afternoon.
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Will Suspend Raises by Formal Order
If Companies Disobey Commission
Concedes Some Railroads Need
Washington, Feb. 24. The Inter
state commercfl commission has decid
ed against the railroads in both the
"eastern" and the "western" cases.
Proposed advances in class freight
rates In official classification territory,
aggregating among all the rail vays In
tho territory approximately $27,000,
000 a year, were disapproved by tho
In the case involving the Increases
by tho railroads In western trunk line
territory, the commission also declined
to approvo the proposed advances in
The carriers in both cases are re
quired to cancel on or before March
10 their advanced tariffs nnd restore
their former rates, which are the rates
now In effect. If this requirement be
not complied with tho commission will
ir.Kuo a formal order suspending the
proposed advances and putting into ef
fect the existing rates for at least two
Southwestern Ratis Changed.
In tho case of the railroad commis
sion of Texas against the Atchison,
, Topeka and Santa Fc railway and
other carriers known popularly as tho
southwestern rate case, the comnils
1 slon declined to disturb the commod
I Jty rates or the first class rates com-
plained of. Tho defendants are or
j dered to reduce tho second class rates,
' which were Increased from $1.21 to
$1.20, to $1.25. In tho remaining
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by V.'ldtman Studio.
ceeded Lord Morley of Itlnekburn. Blr
Charles Ilardlnge Is the new viceroy
These men were classmates at liar
row iiml at Trinity college, Cambridge,
pi ml have huig been intimale friends.
Each of tiiein Is renowned fortiict.and
there Is hardly a chance that they
w ill not be uhle to do their work with
out any dispute of authority.
Heretofore when the viceroy has
been a man of strong character, like
Lord Curv.on, for Instance, he has re
sented the authority and lulluence of
tho secretary of state. I'.elng on the
pround, he believed that be was better
lilted to decide questions of govern
mental policy, ami when he was not
allowed to do so he usually made such
a vigorous kick that his resignation
was forced. This resignation was usu
ally rejriudcd by tho natives of India
as a dl.!gra ce.
On the other hand, a secretary of
stale for India remaining In Loudon
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has been able to make tho viceroy
merely a figurehead without the pres
tige absolutely essential to his success
In a country where casto and prestige
count for bo much. Under theso cir
cumstances tho viceroy, discovering
that bis efforts were futile, has been
glad to retire. Repetitions of these cir
cumstances have ilono much to pre
vent tho successful administration of
For this reason It Is ssfo to say that
India will seo better times In tho Im
mediate future. Lord Crewe In London
and Lord Hardlnge In Calcutta form
a combination that will avoid friction,
and there Is little likelihood of the
usurpation of authority In either place.
Doing old cronies, they are expected to
work In harmony.
Lord Crewe Is a tremendously
wealthy man, tho family fortune ow
ing Its foundation to tho cloth trade.
InirliiK the eighteenth century the
Mllues family practically controlled
tho cloth business at Wakefield, nnd
tho present Lord Crewe, then Robin
Mllnes, was known somo years ago as
a clever business num and us a poet of
Lord Crewe has born married twice,
his first wlfo leaving him three daugh
tors. They aro all married and aro
about the same age as their stepmoth
cr, who was I.ndy PegP7 Primrose, tho
daughter of Lord Rosebery.
classes the defendants are required to
restore the rales In effect before the
Increased rates were published.
This Is tho disposition made by the
Inlerstnfo commerce commission of
tho most Important cases ever brought
to its attention. In a sense the de
oslons were In the naluro of a. sur
prise to railroad officials and other ex
perts who had followed closely the
proceedings, n majority of whom be-
1 lleved the commission would grant
I somo Increases to tho western lines,
If not to tho eastern.
More Revenue Needod.
The commission concedes that In
tho case of some of tho roads In
creased revenuo Is needed. In the
eastern case, tho commission was em
barrassed by th'e admitted fact that
several of tho lines In tho territory
were paying good dividends upon ex
lstlng rates, while other cnrrlers In
the same territory were barely able
to make both ends meet a few ol
them scarcely tnorc.
In tho western case the carriers en
tered a poweiful plea for Increased
revenue In order that they might have
additional money to put Into Improve
ments and betterments, which would
onahlo them to handle with greatei
facility tho constantly Increasing
traffic of the country.
Tho samo argument was advanced
In support of tho proposed advances
In olIlclaL classification territory, but
Commissioner Prouty, who wroto the
opinion In the eastern case, says:
"This argument does not appeal to
us. We doubt the practical difficulty
suggested (that of obtaining by loan
sufficient money to finance the roads)
and were It true, that it Is not appar
ent that the general public should
stand responsible for the mistakes
which have been made In financing
these railroad systems."
History of Cases.
Both the eastern and westarn cases
were brought to public attention In
the spring of 1910. Just prior to the
enactment of the existing Interstate
commerce law, which, in part, became
effecttvo on Juno 18, 1910, the railways
of official classification territory for
tyone In all and those of the West
em Trunk Lino association territory
filed with tho commission tariffs mak
lng Increases In their freight rates.
The tariffs filed by the eastern lines
Increased the first class rote between
New York and Chicago points 15 cents
a hundred pounds, from 75 cents to
90 cents; and mado proportional ad
vances on tin other flvo classes. Some
advances also were mnde on commod
ity rates, but the great bulk of the
commodity tounugo of freight was not
The proposed advances affected ap
proximately 15 per cent of the total
freight tonnage. Approximately the
same amount of tonnage was affected
by tho Increases proposed by the
western lines, but the class rates
were not affected in any way. Com
nvxlltles alone wore Increased, the
avernge advance on about 180 differ
ent articles being substantially 16 pc
cent, the increase vnrylng from about
4 per cent in somo cases to CO pc
cent In others.
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are lines that are exeo!!eil blank verse
This Is true of the belnniiig of th
poem, wlih h Is as follows:
Come, walk with mo. nnd I will tell
What I havo rcml In this scroll of Etone.
I will spull out this writing on hill and
It Is a chronicle wriiKlit by praylnr
The ton f.tliiers of our tintlon
Ueaciics niinn lonrrucs of feilcd hIstor
awallliiK nn Intcrpreior
This I.h IvVw Kniiiiul'a tapoftry of stem"
The scope of the poem is not we!
Indicated by the title, whl-h requiiv:-
explnnatiiti. The wail or walls whicl
have inspired Miss Keller are thosi
built by the men of the Mayilowcr i.r.
the c.irlv scalers' and are of familiar
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p I o lie lent -tr u-. nn- iiuiiiwi i.iic
these old walls as the text for her
earnest and often slrlklngly Wiiutif'il
rclleetions on the past and present of
the northern stales. The nolo of
cheerful optimism and of personal joy
In life, and nature is one of the taost
remarkablf! features of the poem
I am bono of their bone, hrenth of lhe!i
Their counu e Is In my soul.
The wall is un lliail of t,rahito. It chains
Of pllj.TlniH of the perilous (loop,
Of foarlesa Journey Iiikh und old forgotten
Miss Keller Is a pv.duate of Had
clilTe college, the woman's ,aiti'.ieiii
of Harvard university. She 'was re
cently appointed il member of the Mas
sachusetts Commission For tho 1111, u'.
Wyoming to Permit Prize Fighting
Cheyenne, Wyo., Feb. 24 Wyoming
now legalizes boxing matches where
conducted by Incorporated clubs, the
recent legislature having passed a law.
which Is now awaiting Governor
Carey's approval, providing for the
licensing of clubs by cities and coun
ties In which sumo are located, the
city license being $100 and the county
MAYOR SPEER IS ACTIVE
Chief Executive Hat Made Denver a
"Cno Collar" Town.
Robert W. Spoor, who will finish his
second four year term as mayor of
Hoover In 1!)R!. has made a record as
"major who does tliiii'.s." While
lie has been the chief exe-utive of the
Colorado metropolis the city has mad.
tremen lous strides in the dire, tion ol
beauty and cleanliness. It Is now
Children Cry for Fietchcr's
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Tho Kind You Have Always Boujrlit, and which lia been
lu use lor over SO years, has homo tho t.ijrnat:iro of
and has leen raado umlcr h. i i-cr-
'P -A lii. ennnt BiinAn-UInn utnen M 4 I :l!!aHV.
iXi&UsX Al'nw lirt m.n it. !eei-l v Villi !:i til's.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-ns-good" ate hut
Il-rlineiits that triflo Avith and cudangor the health ttf
Iiilants und Children Experienco against llvperluieat.
What is CASTORIA
Casioria Is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It 13 llea.sant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine lior other Karcoilo
substance. Its ago Is Us guarantee. It destroys "Worms
and allays Feverish ness. It cures Diarrhoea and AVlnd
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Dowels, giving healthy and natural (sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea Tho Mother's Friend.
GENUINE .-CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use Fop Over 30 Years
THt CENTAUR COMPANY, TT MURRAY STRICT, Nrw YORK CITY.
LADIES OF THE
The pretty home of Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Hill on West I'earl street rang
with merriment and was the scene of
much frolic yesterday afternoon,
when their son, Master Roscoe, enter
tained nine of his little playmates In
a very enjoyable manner. The oc
casion was in honor of his ninth
birthday anniversary and the little
guests, who had been Invited to come
to his home and assist him In com
memorating the event properly, cele
brated It In a manner which will long
The ladies of the Christian
Science church were very pleasantly
entertained at the Marshall home yes
terday afternoon by Mrs. E. E. Eaton.
The ladles of this church meet at the
home of one of the members every
twQ weeks for the purpose of par
ticipating In a social time and a
kensingion, there being no collec
tions taken at these meetings. Con-
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RonEilT W. Bl'EKH.
known as n "one collar" town, which
means that a num can wear one collar
all day nml It will still be tolerably
clean at nlsht.
Mayor Speer was mentioned nt tht
beglnnlnR of the senatorial contest, ax
a uinn who would properly represent
Colorado at Washington, but lie did
not show any enthusiasm over th
proposition, lie hnd previously an Id
that ho was preparing to retire aftc
having been in olllee continually for
nuarter of a century, lie bcuan ID-
post master of 1 leaver In 1SS5, wa
afterward president of the fire au
police and tho public works board
and was elected mayor In 11)01.
Denver gives Its mayor unusual
powers, llo oppolnts the members of
the boards who direct the city affair
and can removo them at will. Thl
naturally makes him a "boss" and en
ables hlin to construct a political inn
chine that Is effective. It also enables
him to carry out civic Improvement
nlans. an Is shown by tho extensive
public works completed In Denver dur
Cng Mayor Fiber s tertna.
sisted In entertaining and serving by
Misses Allison Johnston, Kittle Cum
mins and Maude Mason. The various
games, pranks and amusements which
the little folks so flelight in were
entered Into with much interest and
enthusiasm and a very happy after
noon was spent. Then, too, a very
pleasing feature of the afternoon was
the delicious birthday supper, which
was served at a convenient hour and
which the ?ittle guests thoroughly en
Itoscoe received many pretty gifts,
which will assist him In remembering
this happy event. For the occasion
and In deference to the anniversary
of the birthday of the Father of our
Country, the parlors of the 1 1 ill resi
dence were appropriately as well as
attractively decorated with little red
Those who enjoyed this occasion
were: Carl Schneider, Dean Doug
lass, Newell and Helen Roberts, Ma
son Wescott, Alice Pollock, Clara Mae
Morgan, Margaret Sherwood and Le
sequently the greater part of the
Mrs. Hill was as-1 afternoon was devoted to the plying
of the busy needle, while sociability
reigned supreme. The pleasures of
the afternoon were further augu
mented when the guests were invited
to partake of a deightful luncheon,
which was likewise thoroughly en
joyed. HIGH SCIiQOTDEBftTERS
In County Court.
State of Nebraska, Cass County, ss.
In the matter of the estate of John
E. Lecsley, deceased.
Notice to creditors of said estate is
hereby given that all claims against
said estate must be presented and
filed within six months from the 4th
day of March 1911, and that hear
ings will be had before me at Platts-
mouth, Nebraska, March 4th, 1911,
and September 6th, 1911, at 9 o'clock
m., of each day.
Witness my hand and seal of said
County Court, this 1st day of Febru
(Seal) Allen J. Beeaon,
The roads are getting in better
condition, according to the travelers,
and the prospects for a good trade on
Saturday are bright.
From Snturdnv'R Pnllv.
The Plattsmoutli team of High
school debaters, In company with
Principal HIehey, Wayne Dickson,
Sam Windham and Lester Dalton,
left for South Omaha today, where
they meet In debate the South Omaha
team. The debaters are Elmer Ilal-
strom, Matthew Ilcrold and John
Falter, and they will speak in the
order named, John Falter having the
closing argument for the negative of
the question: "Resolved, that it is
preferable for the United States to
maintain the navy In its present state
of efficiency, than to make a sub
stantial Increase." Plattsmouth has
a strong team and Principal Richer
will be dlsapppolnted If his team
should fail to convince the Judges
that we have the arguments with us.
In County Court.
In the county court today Judge
Beeson listened to the final report
and petition for final settlement and
discharge of the guardian of Earl
Elmer Dawson, who has attained his
majority. Attorney Charles L.
Graves of Union appeared for the
guardian and affected the settle
ment with the ward.
Mrs. Ed Tutt and her sister, Mrs.
Nlms, departed for Lincoln on the
morning train today to be present at
the funeral of their cousin, Mrs.
Iycmpke, which occurs tomorrow
from St. Thresa cathedral.
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directly to the meat with a brush After the meat has gone
through the Bait, It will be thoroughly mnoked, wilt have a
delirious iinvor and will keep noild and ewect and freq from
limed through the entire summer,
Wright's Condensed Smoko
Is a llould nmoke nnd contains nothlmr exrpnl what ! nhtntnml
by burning hickory wood. It U put up In B(iiinre quart bottle only, each with a
metal cap, NEVER BOLD IN YlULK. A bottle will emoke a barrel of meat
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