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TO OPEN LAND
Kinkald Says Congress Should
. Pass Another Law.
1C10BRARA MILITARY RESERVE.
ixth District Representative Dia
cuttet Legal Aspects of Opening
New Territory in Nebraska to Settle
ment Precautions Against Sooner.
Washington, July 1. There seems
to be a divergence of opinion whether
further legislation will be necessary
to subject the lands in the Fort Nio
brara military reservation to home
stead entry. Representative Kinkald
aid, In discussing this subject:
"I regard it as very important that
legislation be had opening these lauds
to settlement, but even with an execu
tive order from President Taft aban
doning the reservation, I think nothing
Should he done until congress has had
As opportunity to act. I think that
legislation 1b nocostiry In order to
create free homes upon these lands
originally set apart for military reser
"Under tho existing law the original
reservation would be sold to home
steaders at an appraised value. Such
acts as I have been instrumental in
passing exempting the McPherson and
8herldan military lands from payment
Of the appraised value will alHo be
proper In the case of the Fort Nio
"I called special attention' to this
feature of this case in a writing which
was considered at the first cabinet
meeting giving the question considera
tion. I pointed out that It was desired
to make the better quality of the lands
subject to entry under the old quarter
section law and the more sandy lands
subject to the one section law. I have
asked that the opening of these lands
to settlement be held In abeyance un
til congress can legislate. The secre
tary of the Interior agrees with me on
"Another reason for delaying the
proposed opening Is the existence of
the lease to the Nebraska state univer
sity for an experimental station. This
lease could at any time be suspended
at the will of the secretary of war. I
have ndvlsed with Judge Advocate
General Crowell fully and satisfac
torily on this phnse of the subject and
nave also talked with the secretary of
war. This lease will be preserved and
the experimental station recognized
by any legislation that may bo passed
In which I mny have a hand.
"Another matter which should en
tage utlentinn Is to take precaution
against 'Hooners' and make stringent
laws to prevent any effort to secure 11
GEORGE GETS CASH IN OMAHA
Goes Home From Metropolis With
Pockets Bulging With Money.
Lincoln, July 1. State Treasurer
George has returned from Omaha with
his pockets bulging, as a result of a
bond delivery made to Douglas county
and from which ho realized with the
coupons In the neighborhood of $178,
(00. In addition the state official re
ceived from the county treasurer col
lections for the state general fund
amounting to $.15,000, making a total
of about $213,000, which will go into
tho Ktatu treasury from Douglas county-
O. A. Hanlelson of Center, who was
recently appointed deputy state treas
urer In place or K. S. Mickey, who re
signed, assumed the duties of tho of
DEMOCRATS PICK FREMONT
State Central Committee Holds Meet
ing at Columbus.
Columbus, Neb..- July 1 Fremont
whb chosen ns the place for holding
the Democratic Hate convention at
the meeting of the stato central com
mittee in this city.
IJneoln. Hastings and dinnd Island
w re I'lso after the plum, but Fremont
landed It without any dillculty. The
representation will be on tho same
basis as last year, one delegate for
emh ISO votes cnt for presidential
electos In 19'8 Chairman Byrnes,
who Is Just uble to leave a sick bed,
presided over the meeting and Leo
Matthews wns secretary.
Say Shotwell Talks Tco Much.
Lincoln, July 1. That Secretary
Franklin A. Shotwell ot the Nebraska
Progressive Republican league Is just
a little out of line with his associates
In that organization was made plain
at a tivetlng held heie. While no ac
tion was taken formally repudiating
tho pledges made- by Mr. Shotwell to
President Talt while In Washington,
speaker generally voiced the senti
ment that Shotwell had tain J 1 loo
much and that he did not have the
Kupiort of the organization ho re pro
bents in hi- promises.
Runs Nude Through Street.
Broken How, Neb., July J. John
I launch, a farmei, who was brought
to HroKen How tor a henrlng ns to his
sanity, became entirely crazed while
:tt one of the hotels here and ran Into
the street without any clothing on,
screaming that someone was alter hfm
to murder him and his little girl. The
hotel porter and others finally sub
dued Mm nnd Mr. Hannah wus scut to
th city Jail for safekeeping.
YOUTH TAKES CLOUD TRIP
Ransom Jones of Treynor Caught In
Gu Rope of Balloon.
Tf jnor, la.. July 1. The celebra
tion at Treynor of the completion of
a railroad to the town ended with a
thrilling climax, in which Ransom
Jones, eighteen years old, was given
a balloon ride not on the program.
With others, Joncg was assisting the
aeronaut to inflate Jils balloon. Owing
to the wind tho ascension was not
made until dusk.
Three thousand people stood about
and when the balloon soared away
they were horrified to see a young
man dangling at the end of one of the
guy ropes. Young Jones began to
climb the rope hand over hand and
was about to gTasp the release rope to
the parachute, which would have re
sulted In the fall and death of both
men. The aeronaut cried to the young
man to ride her out and, pulling the
release rope himself, dropped to the
Jones rode her out he couldn't do
anything else. After a four-mile ride,
at tlmefj out or sight In the gathering
darkness, he came down with the bal
IS RUN OVER BY ENGINE
Nell Conroy It Instnafty Killed at
Cedar Rapids, la., July 1. The sixth
violent death hero this week occurred
when Nell Conroy, a well known local
character, was run over by a switch
engine and instantly killed. It Is said
that Conroy had been drinking and
fell on the track, where he was sleep
ing when the engine struck hlra.
ONLY ONEH '
' FORAGAR PLANT
Collins' Oiler ol $45,000 Held
Chicago, July 1. Only one bid was
made for the Agar packing plant prop
erty at Des Moines before Referee In
bankruptcy Sidney C. Eastman. This
was tr,000. submitted by Richard J.
Collins, a packer of Chicago. The
creditors of the company protested
against the acceptance of this bid,
claiming It was entirely too low con
sidering the assets of the company
and the value of the plant. Judge
Eastman decided that In view of the
fact that claims against the company
amounted to $54,000, creditors should
be given a chance to secure a higher
bid. If they are not successful in
this within a reasonable time, the Col
lins hid w ill stand good. .
POLICE SEEK FIREBUG
Torch Applied to Two More Buildings
at Cedar Rapids.
Cedar Rapids, la., July 1. The
local police are searching for a fire
bug, who, It Is alleged, has started
severul fires In the city during the
last few days.
Two more fires, evidently of Incen
diary origin, were extinguished before!
much damage wns done.
More than a half dozen flres have
been started this week, the firebug
confining his efforts to small buildings
lu the business district.
Iowa Msn Shot at Somerville, N. J.
Somervlllo, N. J., July 1. William
Malloy, forty five years old, who says
his homo is in Shell Rock, la., was
brought to a hospital hero In a sup
posedly dying condition from a bullet
In his abdomen. He was shot as he
fled from a house Into which he had
forced his way with apparently bur
glarious Intent. Ray Anderson, whose
houso Malloy had entered, did the
Crazed by lu at, Mrs. McCrary killed
her three children and ended her own
life at Lockney, Tex.
Using a pick and crowbar to pry
open the vault, robbers broke Into the
Stato hank of Hyars, Okla., obtained
f 1.000 and escaped.
With, the tinman aviator, with a
passenger, flew from Munich to Bor
lln, 345 miles. In fllve hours and forty
five minutes, winning a prize of $12,
1500. Dr. Abrnham Jacobl of New York
was elected president of the Amer
ican Medical association. Atlantic
City was chosen for the 1912 conven
tion. The total reserve held by 7,277 na
tional banks Is $1,478,140,795, an aver
ago of 22.10 per cent, and $121,fi70,815
above the amount required to bo held
J. F. Truemnn of Wheeling wns
killed and Edward Ward and Charles
Irwin of rittsburg were fatally hurt
In nn automobile accident near Hrnd
The express from Havre for Paris
was derailed by train wreckers at
I'ont de L'Areho, near lonlveres. All
tho cars turned over, but none of the
passengers wns seriously Injured.
A tnnn believed to he David Caplnn,
oeo of the allowed McNntnara dyna
mite conspirators, Is under surveil
lance In London. Tapers are being
prepared for his extradition from En
gland to this country.
Expeditious at lion on the pending
treaties vit!i Honduras nnd Nlcnrngua
providing fr customs guarantees for
foreign loans by those governments
were urged by President Taft in a
message to tho senate.
OF STEEL TRUST
Big Corporation Organized to Re
MUCH WATER IN THE STOCK.
Commissioner of Corporations Smith
Says Capital of $1,402,000,000 Repre
sents Property Worth Only $625
000,000 Controls Ore Properties.
Washington, July 1. Restriction of
competition Is declared to have been
the prime object of the organizers of
the United States Steel corporation,
which was capitalized at $1,402,000,000
and had tangible property worth only
$(J82,000,0O0; the corporation having
concentrated its efforts to secure ore
properties, now owns 75 per cent of
the lake ores, upon which the present
steel Industry is based. These are
some of the conclusions reached In the
long expected report of Commissioner
of Corporations Herbert Knox Smith
on the steel Industry.
Discussing in detail how "the Im
pending struggle of the giants'" was
averted, almost over night, by the
formation of the great combination of
combinations, taking in 250 subsidiary
companies, controlling 60 per cent of
the total crude and finished steel pro
duction of the country, the report says:
"Until 18U8 the bulk of the business
was distributed among a very consid
erable number of concerns. There
was sharp competition, modified by
frequent pools of greater or less dura
tion and effectiveness."
First Era of Combinations.
Then came an era of great combina
tions, the report continues, with cap
italizations ranging from $30,000,000
to $100,000,000, mergers of many small
companies, which Instead of elitninat
lng competition," threatened to bring
price cutting on a larger scale than
ever before. In 189!) 1900 there were
three great companies, the Carnegie
company, Federal Steel and National
Steel, dominating the production of
crude and semi-finished products, and
six concerns, the American Steel and
Wire, American Tin Plate, American
Steel Hoop, American Sheet Steel, Na
tional Tube end American Ilrldge, con
trolling the lighter finished products.
This was the period when the
"struggle of the giants" was Impend
ing and when the formation of the
United States Steel corporation was
conceived and brought about. All nine
of the coropnnles named were com
bined, and later tho Union Steel com
pany, the Clahton Steel company and,
In 19(17, the Tennessee Coal, Iron and
Railroad company were taken over.
The promoting syndicate putting the
deal through netted $G2,500,000 In cash.
Inning th? ten years of Its opera
tion, the report says, the steel trust
has paid avepnee annual profits of 12
per cent on the money Invested.
Independent Output Growing.
Since the corporation has been di
recting its efforts practically toward
acquiring nnd extending complete con
trol over ore properties, Its percentage
of production has decreased. As
against '10 per cent of all crude and
finished production in 1901, the report
snys, the corporation now has not
much over 50 per cent, indicating con
clusively the continuous presence of
strong and Increasing Independent
However, the commissioner finds
that competition, so far as prices are
concerned, has been modified by the
policy of "cooperation" Inaugurated
at the "Clary dinners," about which
so much hns been said before the con
gressional steel Investigation commit
tee. Control of Ore Properties.
The report concludes as follows:
"The dominating position in the ore
Industry enjoyed by the Steel corpora
tion through this great ownership of
ore reserves Is heightened because of
Its very marked degree of control ol
the transportation of ore In tho Iike
Superior district. The corporation
controls two of the most important
ore railroads, the Duluth and Iron
Range railroad and the Duluth, Mis
sabe and Northern railway. The ore
rates on Ihese railroads are about 1
cent per ton-mile. Their operating ex
penses are very low, that of the Du
luth, Mlssabe and Northern In 1910
being below 30 per cent of gross earn
ings as against an average of 66 per
cent for all the railroads of the coun
try. The net earnings of these ore
railroads, which are chiefly from the
ore traffic, are phenomenal. This has
the practical effect of reducing the
Steel corporation's net cost of ore to
Itself at upper Inke ports and, on the
other hand, of Increasing that cost to
such of Its competitors as are depend
ent upon tho corporation's railroads
"Honce, not only on account of Its
great holdings of ore, but also on ac
count of these peculiar advantages en
Joyed In the transportation of the ore
tho Steel corporation occupies an ex
tremely commanding position In tho
Iron nnd steel Industry. Indeed, Inso
far ns the Steel corporation's position
In the entire Iron nnd sjeol Industry
Is of monopolistic character It Is chief
ly through Its control of ore holdings
and tho transportation of ore."
The report Is the first of three parts
of findings by the bureau or corpora
tions in an exhaustive Inquiry Into the
MORE LANDS FOR SETTLERS
Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand
Acres Available Oct. 2.
Washington, July 1. Approximately
600,000 acres of land have been opened
to settlers under the registration plan
through a proclamation signed bj
President Taft, 150,000 acres being
within the Fort Berthold Indian reser
vation of North Dakota and 450,00(
in the Pine Ridge and Rosebud In
dian reservations in South Dakota.
These lands are to be opened undei
the registration plan heretofore fol
lowed. The registration for the Nortb
Dakota lands will begin Aug. 14 at
the towns of Bismarck, Mlnot, Plaza
Garrison and Ryder, N. D.; and th
registration for the South Dakota
lands will begin Oct. 2 at the to win
of Chamberlain, Dallas, Gregory and
Rapid City, S. D. Each of these regis
tratlons will continue for three weeks
PLEADS GUILTY TO
Grand Island Man Bound Over
to District Gourtat Hastings.
Hastings, Neb., July 1. Walter S
Brunson, alias Alfred I Young, night
ticket agent of the Union Pacific and
St. Joseph and Grand Island railroads
In Grand Island, was bound over to
the district court on his plea of guilty
to the charge of bigamy In the mar
riage of Miss Jessie Riddile of this
city on June 20. He was arrested Id
Grand Island and confessed Immedl
ately on his arrival here with Sheriff
McCleery. His wife, Mrs. M. Iona
Brunson, lives in Munroe, Mich.
Miss Jessie Riddile is the daughter
of Dr. J P. Riddile, a prominent physl
clan here. She has been employed a;
a teacher In the schools at Wood Rlv
er, and became acquainted with Brun
son on her frequent week-end trips
home, which necessitated her chang
ing cars at the Grand Island station,
where Brunson was employed. Brun
on formerly lived at Falrbury.
French Editors Fight Duet.
Paris, July 1. The polemics be
tween the Matin and the Journal ovet
the international aeroplane race, ar
ranged by the latter, resulted In a
dramatic sword duel between M
Charlet, managing editor of the Jour
nnt, and M. Jouvenal, editor In ctief of
the Matin. Each received a wound Id
the arm. The encounter was witnessed
by a small army of journalists and
Trevlno Candidate for President
San Antonio, Tex., July 1. The can
dldacy of General Geronimo Trevlno
for the presidency of Mexico has been
formally launched through the estab
llshment of a Mexican paper in Sun
Antonio. El Constitutional. The can
dlda,te for vice president Is Fernando
Iglesias Cahleron. The paper calls
Francisco I. Madero a "traitor and a
Snatched Flowers, but Wanted Purse
Wichita, Kan., July 1. For stealing
a boquet of flowers from a woman on
the street In this city, Vincent Mc
Artlng was given an Indeterminate sen
fence of from one to twenty one years
In the pcnlt ntiary. McArtlng admit
ted thnt he Intended to snatch the
woman's pocxethook and that he got
the boquet by mistake.
Grain Dealers Meet
Beatrice, Neb., July 1. The mem
bers of the Kansas and Nebraska
Grain Dealers' association held a well
attended meeting here. Secretary
Smiley of the organization explained
to the members a number of the new
laws concerning their business.
Archbishop Dennis O'Connor of the
Romnn Catholic diocese of Toronto
died of Blight's disease.
IM ward Canfield hns been arrested
In Vancouver, B. C, charged with
murder In Atkinson, N. D. Canfield
will resist extradition.
More than 2,500 engineers of the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad were
granted nn Increase In wages amount
lng to about 6 per cent.
Because a girl who had typhoid
three years ago was allowed to wash
milk cans on her father's farm there
Is an epidemic of the fever In Engle
"McNamara stamps," bearing a por
trait of J. J. MrNamara, are to be Is
sued by the Federation of Labor, to
be sold nt 1 cent each, the proceeds to
go Into th defense fund.
FoBlhltlcs In connection with the
coronation of King George, so far as
London Is concerned, ended with his
majesty's treat at Crystol palace to
lon.floo of tandon's poorest children.
The death of Paul de Longpre at
I.os Aniiclts removes from the art
field one of its most unique figures
and one who wns remarkably success
ful In a ft mini In I way In the painting
Following announcement that the
Catholic university nt Washington
will heiu el'ortn open Its doors to wom
en, It was stated that Sisters of Chat
Ity of tho I'.lessed Virgin have coin
pleted plans for a big co educational
college in Cliicaso.
That South Dakotans are entitled to
2! i cent passenger rate law, though a
straight 2-cent law nt this time woild
work a hardship on companies, U the
finding of John H. Gates, special mas
ter In the case of the Northwestern
railway against the state.
Dun's Review Hakes Statement
IRON AND STELL TRADE BETTER
Steel Trade Beginning to Expand Ex
port Commerce Creating Big Sur
plus Big Gold Output Continue!
and Money Is Plentiful.
New York, July 1. Dun's Weekly
Review of Trade says: The best de
velopment of the business situation ai
the opening of the second half of the
year is the marked Improvement in
the Iron nnd steel trade, in which
there is a decided increase in confi
dence and a considerable expansion in
In view of the Important relationi
which this great trade bears to all the
business Interests of the country, both
industrial and agricultural, this im
provement is significant of a distinct
change for the better all around.
The condition of the country can be
described as sound when Its steel
trade is beginning to expand, when
the export commerce is creating a big
surplus in favor of the United States,
when the big gold output continues,
when money is plentiful, when Indus
trial production Is being held to the
limits of the consumptive demand,
when stocks of merchandise are low
on the shelves, when economy, per
sonal and corporate, has been long
practiced, and when many of the is
sues which have been perplexing bust
iicss men and retarding enterprise are
HINES UNDER CROSS-FIRE
He Denies Boasting That He Personal
ly Put Lorlmer Over.
Washington, July 1. Edward Hinei
of Chicago was subjected to a rigid
cross-examination by John H. Marble,
attorney for the senate Investigating
Mr. HInes contradicted sworn testi
mony by President Herman H. Hettlei
of the Hettler Lumber company oi
Chicago, that HInes had boasted te
him of having personally elected Lorl
mer. He denied that the lumber in
terests raised a big sum to lobby foi
tariff legislation in 1909 or that the
lumber Interests had anything to dc
with the Lorimcr election.
Mr. HInes declared that he wa
"absolutely certain" he was not mis
taken about bis testimony that formei
Senator Aldrich stated to him th
president, was anxious to have Irl
mer elected. Asked about a denial ol
this from the White House after his
testimony at Springfield, Mr. Hinet
said that such a denial has never beer
"called to his attention."
Tho White House statement it
question concluded as follows:
"The statement by Mr. HInes that
the president wns anxious for and was
urging the election of Mr. I.orlmer is
James Cowgill May Recover.
Rochester, Minn., July 1. The con
dition of James Cowgill, state trci-s
urer of Missouri, who wns operated
upon, Is favorable today, although h
suffered considerably. !t was stated
thnt ho would have to undergo anothei
operation ns soon an his condition wiL
Cashier Adams Legally Dead.
St. Louis. July 1. Philip S.Adams
missing cashier of tho Fulton (Mo.)
bank, which failed In January, 1902, it
legally dead, and the New York Llf
Insurance company must pay $1,900 tc
his widow, according to a decision ol
the St. Louis court of appeals.
Stanley Dam Is Completed.
Denver, July 1. The Stanley dam
the largest of Its kind In the world
When Ha Was Bad.
It has been said that you never know
a man till you travel with him, and
certninly traveling has a tendency to
bring out nil the depravity Innate In
human nature. Out of this test, how
ever, Benjamin Disraeli emerged with
flying colors. This Is what was said
of him by Mrs. Austen, who with her
husband traveled with him when he
was quite a youug mau, as related la
Mr. Monypenny'a biography:
"Tour brother." she says (the letter
was addressed to Disraeli's sister), "Is
so easily pleased, so aeromuiodatlng,
so amusing and so actively kind thnt
I shall always, reflect upon the domes
tie purt of our Journey with the grent
est pleasure. Your brother has be
haved excellently, except when there
Is a button, or, rather, buttons, to be
put on his shirt; then he Is violently
bad, and this happens aluiottt dully."
The steed Is iiIwh.vs a difficulty In
staging MDou Quixote.' At the Thea
tre de la Unite, in Paris, the Itosiuante
in Massenet's oera grew so fat under
the light work Hud good food thnt It
wns found necessary to "paint pro
truding ribs on bis rotund sides every
Irvine's dillieully In London was In
the oilier direction. He tuid engaged
a peculiarly decrepit animal, t he i e
erty of a tinker, for t tie part, but ou
the morning or the rehearsal be round
that It had been taken ty an elll'i-r
of the S I. C. A to How street, where
the magistrate ordered It to be killed.
HERBERT KNOX SMITH.
Whose Reoort Shows
Monopolies Held by
Root ot New Water Station at
Buffalo, N. Y., Collapses.
Buffalo, N. Y., July 1. Five workmen
were crushed to death and four others
seriously injured In the collapse of
the roof and other portions of the Buf
falo water department's new pumping
station. The dead were buried in a
pit where they were working beneath
hundreds of tons of steel, brick and
Most of the injured were at work on
the roof, which was 300 feet long and
100 feet wide. About 200 feet of this
suddenly fell in from some cause not
One of the injured died in an am
bulance and two died at hospitals,
making with those supposed to have
been killed In the wreckage, a total of
RIOT IN MADRID
6lxty Persons Injured During Panic,
Which Followed Explosion of Bomb.
" Madrid, July 1. The government
censor stopped all news dispatches
filed with the telegraph companies
which described disorders In connec
tion with the eucharist procession.
It is estimated that sixty persons
received more or less severe bruises iu
a street panic following the explosion
of a bomb In Calle Bordadores, near
the corner of Calle Mayor, at the mo
ment that the parade was passing;
through the latter thoroughfare.
" ' A RISING FINANCIER. "
He Has ths Right Idea and the Nerve
if He Can Only Work Them. '
The old man wns perched upon a
high stool, figuring up the day's sales
of dry goods, groceries and hardware,
when his son came lu with a rush.
"Say, pop," exclaimed tho young
man, "If I can buy a $300 horse for
150, will you take a chattel mortgage
on him and help me out with tho
"What kind of a boss, my son?" In
quired the father cautiously.
"Bay, four years old, sixteen bands
high, weighs a thousand pounds arid is
sound In wind, limb and bottom."
"That sounds good to me, my son,
and I want to do all I can to help yon
along In the world." And he reached
down Into the snfe for bis roll. "How
much do you want?"
"A hundred and forty-nine fifty."
The old man gasped and caught bold
of the desk.
"Whntr be exclaimed.
"A hundred and forty-nine fifty.
I've got half a dollnr."
Slowly the old man shoved the roll
back Into the safe.
"My son." be said softly, "you are
wasting time trading bosses. What
you ought to do is to go Into the Iobd
and trust business." W. J. Lampton
Two Fatal Mistakes.
Marie Antoinette, escaping from the
Tullcries. turned to the right Instead ot
to tbe left nfter passing the Inner arch.
She lost her way, lost time and by this
means lost ber own head and tbe bead
of Louis XIV. So the story of Carlyle
Queen Draga of Serria meant to leave
Belgrade, but waited for a golug away
gown, being anxious that as a fugitive
she should appear in becoming attire.
It was a fatal delay.
An Inexpensive Amusement.
"Did you ever." snid Belinda, "try
standing cents on edge? It can be
done If the cents are not worn. They
I enn most easily be made to stand on
blotting paper, but they will stand on
a smooth, polished table. Try It some
time wheu other amusements flag."
New York Sun.
A girl feels flattered when told she
looks well In anything, but a wife
thinks su h a compliment only a plot
to get her to w ear old clothes.
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