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THURSDAY, APRIL 8,
rLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
A Comedy of Youth Founded by M. Manners on His
Great Play of the Same Title Illustrations
From Photographs of the Play
Copyright. 1913, by Dodd, Mead & Company
Angy'a In Distress.
I'ylNUfe.NUJcru weut on: "iue at
tituue of the iiwiple, tLeir
views, their conduct, is deplor-
IXGSNOI'TII weut on:
able hopeless. 1 came here to
see what I couid di for lliein. I even
thought of spending a certain portion
of each year here. Dut from what I've
beard it would be a waste of time. and
"Jt is clLscourapiug at first sight. lut
we'll Lave a Letter state of :tfT;i irs pres
ently. We must tirst stamp out the
agitator. He is the most potent handi
cap." "Could it be done?"
"It would take time every bis move
ment takes time." Kcf.lie paused, look
ed shrewdly at King-north and asked
"What do you intend doing with this
"I am in a quandary. I'm a'most de
termined to put it iu tlie market sell
'it. be rid of it. It has always been a
tource of nniioy.-ince to our family.
However, I'll settle nothing until I re
turn to London. I'll go hi a few diys
much sooner thau I iuiend.'d. This
man being brought into my hou.se has
annoyed and upset me."
"I'm sorry." said the magistrate.
"Miss Kingsnortu was so insistent,
end the fellow seemed iu a bad way:
otherwise I would never have allowed
A servant came in response to Kings
north's ring and was sent with a mes
sage to have tin? mau O'C'onuell ready
to accompany the magistrate as quick
ly as possible.
Over a glass of sherry and a cigar
the two men resumed their discussion
about the estate.
"I wouldn't decide too hastily about
disposing of tlie land. Although there's
always a good deal of discontent, there
is really very little trouble here. In
fact, until agitators like O'Connell
came among us we bad everything
pretty peaceful. We'll dispose of lum
in short order."
"Do. Do. Make an example of him
by all meaLs."
"Trust us to do that." said Eoche
After a moment be added: "To refer
again to selling the estate, you would
get very little for it. It can't depreciate
much more, and there is always the
chance it may improve. Some of the
people are quite willing to work"
"Are they? They've not shown any
willingness to me."
"Oh. no. They wouldn't."
"What? Not to their landlord?"
"You'd be the last they'd show it to.
They're strange people in many ways
until you get to know them. Now
there are many natural resources that
mi-ht l.e developed if some capital
were put into them."
"My new steward discouraged me
about doi::- that. Lie said it might be
ten years lief ore I got a iienny out of
Your r.ew steward?"
"Andrew Mcl'hersou. the prominent
"lie's a hard man. sir."
"The estate needs one."
"P-urke understands the nature c f Ihe
"He sympathizes witii them. 1 don't
w:int a man like that working for me
1 want loyalty to my interests. The
makeshift policy of lV.irke during my
father's lifetime helped to bring about
this pretty state of things. We'll see
what firmness will do new broom,
sweep the place clean, rid of slovenly,
ungrateful tenants, clear away the tap
room orators. J have a definite plan
in my mind. If 1 decide not to sell I'll
perfect iny plan in Indou and begin
operations as soon as I'm satisfied it is
feasible and can lie put upon a proper
business basis. There's ton much sen
timent in Ireland. That's been their
ruin. I am goiiTg to bring a little com
inou sense into play." Kingsnortb
walked restlessly around the room as
lie spoke. He stopped by tlie windows
and iK-ckoned the magistrate.
"There's your man on the drive.
See?" And he pointed to where
O'ConnclI. with a soldier each si le of
him. was slowly moving dowu the long
The door of jthe room opened, and
Angela came in hurriedly and went
Btraight to where the two men stood
There was the catch of a sob in her
voice as she spoke to the magistrate.
"Are you taking that poor wounded
man to prison?"
"The doctor says he is well enough
to be moved." replied Uoehe.
"You've not seen the doctor. I've
iur.t questioned him. He told me you'
had not asked his opiaion and" that ifi
you move him it will be without his
Kingsnorth interrupted angrily,
"Please don't interfere."
Angela turned on him, "So, it's you
who ere sending him to prison ?" J
"I cm." i
Angela apealad strongly to the mag
O MY i
By J. Hartley, Manners
"Don't do this, I entreat you don't
"But I hare no choice, Miss Kings
north." "The man can -scarcely walk." she
"lie will receive every attention, be
lieve, me. Miss Kings north Roche re
plied. Angela faced her brother again.
"If you let that wounded man go
from this house tday yon will regret
it to the end cf your life." Her face
was dead white. Her breath was com
ing thickly. Her eyes were fastened
in hatred on her brother's face.
"Kindly try to control yourself.
Angela," Kingsnorth said sternly.
"Yon should consider my position a
"Your position? And what is his?
You with everything you want in life
that man with nothing. He is being
hounded to prison for what? Pleadin?
lor his country! Is that a crime' He
was shot down by soldiers for what?
Tor showing somethiug we English
are always Insisting of feeling our
selves and resent any other nation
feeling it patriotism!"
"StopT commanded Kingsnorth.
"If you take that sick, wretched
man out of this house it will he a
crime" bejran Angela.
Kingcnorth stopped her. He turned
to the magistrate, "Kindly take the
Roche moved to the window.
Angela's heart sank. All her plead
ing was in vain. Her voice faltered
"Very well. then, take him. Sen
tence him for doing something his
own countrymen will one day build a
monument to him for doing. The mo
ment the prison door closes behind him
a thousryid voices will cry 'Shame!' on
you and your government and u thou
sand new patriots will be enrolled.
And when he comes out from his tor
ture he'll carry on the work of hatred
and vengeance against his tyrants. He
will fight you to the last ditch. You
may torture his lody. but you cannot
break hi.s heart or wither his spirit.
They're beyond you. They're they're"
she stopped suddenly as ber voice
rose to the breaking point and left the
The magistrate went down the drive.
In a few moments O'Connell was on
his way to the courthouse, a closely
Angela, from her window, watched
the men disapjear. She buried her
face iu ber hands and moaned as she
had not done since her mother left her
just a few years before. The girlhood
in her was dead. She was a woman.
The one great note had come to her.
transforming her whole nature love.
And the man she loved was being
carried away to the misery and degra
dation of a convict.
Gradually tlie moans died away.
The convulsive heaving of her breast
A little later, when ber sister, Moni
ca, came in search of her, she fouud
Angela in a dead faint.
Ry night she was in a fever.
One day in November Angela receiv
ed the following letter:
Dublin. Ireland. Nov. 16. IS.
Dear Lady of Mercy 1 have served my
sentence. J aru free. At first the horrible
humiliation of my treatment, of my sur
roundings, of he depths I had to sink -to.
burned into me. Then the thought of you
tust.-iined me. Your gentle voice, your
beauty, your pity, your unbounded faith
in me. strengthened my soul. All the
degradation fell from me. They were but
isrr.oble means to a noble end. 1 was tor
tured that others might never know sor
row. I was imprisoned that my country
men miht know liberty. And so the load
Tlie memory of those three wonderful
(iajs was so marvelous, so vivid, that it
fhone like a star through the blackness
of those terrible days.
Tou seem to have taken hold of my
heart and my aoul and my life.
Fortrive me fcr writing this to you, but
it seems that jou are the only one I've
-ver known wbo understands the main
springs of my nature, of my hopes and
my ambitions indeed. of my very
Today I met the leader of my party. He
greeted me warmly. At last 1 huve prov
ed myself a worthy follower. They think
!t best 1 should leave Ireland for awhile.
If I take active part at once I shall be
arrested again and sent for a longer sen
tence. They have offered me the position of
one of the Hankers in a campaign in
America to raise funds for the "cause."
I must first se the chief in London. He
srit a message, writing in the highest
terms of my work and expressing a wish
to meet me. I wonder' ifit would be
possible to see you in London?
If 1 am pent to America it would speed
my going to fpeak to you again. If you
feel that I ask too much do not answer
tiiis. and I will undersland.
Out of the fullness of my heart, from
the depths of my soul and with the whole
fervor of my being. I ask you to accept
all the gratitude of a heart filled to over
flowing Oud bless and keep ou. Tours in hom
age and gratitude.
FRANK OWEN O'L'ONNELL.
London. Nov. 19, IS.
M Pear Air. O C-'ocneil-j am glad ifl.-
leed to have your letter and to know you
are free again. I have often thought of
your misery during all these months and
longed to do something to assuage it. It
is otity when a friend is in need and all
avenues of help are closed to fcim that a
woman realizes how helpless she is.
That they have not crushed your spirit
does not surprise roe. 1 was as sure of
ihat as I am that the sun is shining to
day. That you do not work actively in
Ireland at once is. 1 am sure, wise. Fool
hardiness is not courage.
In a little while the English rovernmert
may realize how hopeless it is to try to
conquer a people who have liberty in their
hearts. Then they will abate the rigor
of their unjust laws.
When that day comes you must return
nd take up the mission with renewed
ftrength and hope and stimulated by the
t.dded experience of bitter suffering.
j. siiuuia most certainly line to see you
la London. 1 am staying with a distant
connection of the family. We go to the
Eoutn or trance in a few weeks. I have
been very ill another reproach to the
weakness of woman. I am almost recov
ered now, but far from strong. 1 have
to lie still all d.ny. Aly only companions
are my books and my thoughts.
Let me Know when you expect to arrive
in London. Come straight here.
I have so much to tell you. tut the
words halt as they come to my pen.
Looking forward to seeing you. in all
sincerity. ANGELA KINGSNORTH.
O'Connell Visits Angela.
NA T H A N J Klt KIN;s.ORTU
staved only long enough in Ire
laud to iHrmit of Angela's re
covery. He went into the sick
room ouly once. When Angela saw
fafru she turned her hack on him a no
refused to speak to him.
For a moment a Mush of pity for his
young sister gave him a pang at his
heart. She looked so frail and worn.
o desperately ill. After all. she was
his sister, and. again, tiad she not lnen
ptinKU4d? He was willins: to foret
the foolhardy things sue had done and
the bitter things she had said.
Let bygones le bygones. He re
linked that lie had neglected her. IU'
would do so no longer. Par from it.
When they returned to Lonuou ali that
would be remedied. He would take
care of her in every possible way He
felt a genuine thrill course through
him as he thought of his generosity.
To all of this Angela made no an
swer. fttung by her silence, he left the room
and sent for iiis other sister.'-When
Monica came he told her that when
ever Angela wished to recognize his
magnanimity she could send for bim.
She would not tind him unforgiving.
To this Angela sent no reply.
When the fever had passed and she
was stronger arrangements were made
for the journey to London.
As Angela walked unsteadily to the
carriage, leaning on the arm of the
nurse. Nathaniel came forward to as
sist her. She passed him without a
word. Nor did she sjeak to him once
nor answer any remark of bis during
the long journey on the train.
When they reached Londou she re
fused to go to the Kingsnorth house,
where her brother lived, but went at
once to a distant cousin of her moth
er's. Mrs. V res ford, and made her
home with her, as she had often done
before. She refused to hold any fur
ther commnuicatiou with her brother,
despite the ministrations of ber sister,
Monica, and Mrs. Wrexford.
Mrs. W res ford was n gentle little
white capiied widow, whose ouly hap
piness in life seemed to le in worry
ing over others' misfortunes. She was
on the board of various charitable or
ganizations and was a busy helper in
the field of mercy. She worshiped
Angela, as she had her mother before
her. That something serious had oc
curred between Angela and her broth
er Mrs. Wrexford realized, but she
could find out nothing by questioning
Angela. Every time she asked ber
anything relative to her attitude Ange
la was silent.
One day she lagged Mrs. Wrexford
never to speak of her brother again.
Mrs. Wrexford respected her wishes
and watched her and nursed her
through her convalescence with a ten
When O'Connell's letter came Angela
showed it to Mrs. Wrexford. together
with her reply.
"Do you mind if I seeiim here?"
"What hlud of man is he?"
The kind that heroes are made of."
"He writes so strangely may one say
unreservedly? Is be a gentleman?"
"In the real meaning of the word-
"Of good family?''
"Not as we estimate goodness. His
family were just simple peasants."
"Do you think it wise to see him?"
'I don't consider the wisdom. I
only listen to my heart."
"You you iove him?"
"So mncto of love as I can give is
"Oh. my dear!" cried Mrs. Wrexford.
"Don't be afraid." said Angela quiet
ly. "Our ways lie wide apart. He Is
working for the biggest thing in life.
His work la hi.s life. 1 am nothing."
"But don't you think it would Ik? in
discreet, dear, to have sucti a man
"A man vim has been in prison!"
and Mrs Wrexford shuddered at the
thought. Sbe had seen and hcljed so
many ioor victims of the cruel laws,
mid the ineinorr of their drawn faces
aud evil eyes and coarse sp-ech flash
ed across her mind. She could not rec
oncile one coming into her tittle home.
Angela answered tier:
"Yes. he has been in prison, but thej
shame was for bis nersecutor. not for
him. Still, if you would rather 1 saw
him somewhere else"
"Oh. no. my dear child. If you
"I do 1 just want to see him agnbj.
as he writes he does me. . 1 want to
bear bim sfieak again. 1 waut to wish
him jjodspeed on his jpunuev."
said the old
A week fterwrd O'ConneJl arrived
in London. They met in Mrs. Wrex-
ford'.s little drawing room in Mayfalr
They looked at each other for touie
moments without speaking. Both not
ed the fresh lines of suffering in each
other face. They had been through
the long rnlley of the shadow of sor
row fduce they had. last met.
But O'Connell thought as he looked
at her that all the suffering he had
gone through passed from hiut as oine
hideous dream. it was worth Jt
these months of torture Just to be
looking at ber now; worth the long
black nights, the labors in the heat of
the day with life's outcasts around
him. the taunts of bis jailers; worth
all the infamy of It just to stand there
looking at her.
She had taken his life in her two lit
He had bathed hi onl all these
months In the thought of her. He bad
prayed night nd day that he might
see her standing near him just as he
was then, see I he droop of ber eye and
the silk of her Hair and feel the touch
of her hand and hear the exquisite
tenderness of her voice. He stood mute
She held out her hand ond said sim
ply: Thank you for coming."
"It wts good of you to let me." be
They have not iroken your spirit;
or your courage?"
"No." ne rvplisS. tensely; "they are
"1 thought they would be," she said
All the while lie was looking at the
iiale face and the thin transparency of
"But you have suffered too. You
have beeu ill. Were you in danger?'
His voice had a catch of fear iu it as
he asked the, to him, terrible question.
"No. J t was just it fever. Jt is past.
I am a little weak a little tired. That
will pass too."
"If anything had bapieued to you
or ever should bapien"' He buried
his face in his hands and moued:
"Oh, my God! Oh. my God!"
His body fihook with the sobs he
tried vainly to check. Angela put her
band gently on his shoulder.
"Don't do that." sue wbispered.
He controlled himself with an effort.
"It will be over iu a moment. Just
a moment. I am sorry."
He suddenly knelt at her feet, his
head bowed in reverence. "God help
me!'' he cried faintly. I love you, 1
She looked down at him, her face
lie loved ber!
The beat of tier heart spoke it. "He
loves you!" The throbbing of her
brain shouted it, "He loves you!"' The
crj- of her soul whispered it, "He loves
She stretched out her hands to him:
"My love is yours, just as yours is
mine. Let us join our lives and give
them to the suffering and the op
pressed." He looked up at her iu wonder.
"I daren't. Think what 1 am!'
"You are the best that is in me. We
A iwasant! A beggar!"
"You are the noWost of the noble.
"Our iaviour was crucified s3 that
his people should be redeemed. You
hare given the pain of your body so
that your eople may le free."
"It wouldn't be fair to you," he
"If you leave me It will be unfair
to us both."
0h. my dear one! My dear one!'
He folded lier ia his arms.
"I'll give the best of my clays to
guard you and protect foa and bring
"I am happy now. and her voice
died to a whisper.
Three days afterward Nathaniel
Kingsnorth returned late at night from
a political banquet.
it had been a great evening. At last
It seemed Hint life was about to give
him what lie most wislwd for. iiis
dearest ambitions were, npjtarently.
attotit to be realized.
lie had been called ou as a stanch
Conservative to add his quota to the
already wonderful array of brilliant
perorations of seasoned statesmen and
admirable -fpeakers. KitgMrth had
excelled himself. Never had he spo
ken so ftowerfuily. Being one of the
only men at th "banquet win hai !!-
Joyed even a brief glimpse of Ireland.
he made the solution of I lie Irish qiies
tion the main topic of his speech
Speaking luridly aud earnestly, he
placed before thonh hi panacea for
Irish ill. His bearers were enthralled.
When be sat dowu the cheering ws
Ytoen he left the gathering e was
in :i eunditieii of es-taey. Lying back
amid the cushious during bis long
drive home, he closed his eyes and pic
tured the future. His imaginsth-'i!
ran riot. It took wings and flew from
height to height. He saw himself the
leader of a jmrty "the Kingenorth
party!" oiit rolling Jiis follower with
a l.aud of iron .and driving tUem to
vote according to bis jtwlgtneut and
v the time lie lixd reached home be
had euteml ihe caJ4net and was be-
hig spoken of as the probable prime
He poured out n liquor u Uod si
pimr it as be tiuiiixl .over the letters
brought by tlie night's t. One ar
rested him. It had been delivered by
baud and was run iked "Most Urgent-"
As lie read the letter every vestige of
rolor left bis fm-e.
(To Be Continued.)
"Very well. Angela.'
lady. "As you wish."
END OF SESSION
IS NOW IN SIGHT
laymakers Expect lo Finish La
bors Wiihln a Week.
SATISFIED WITH THEIR WORK.
Membors Willing to Compare Their
Record With That of Any Previous
Legislature Governor Morehead
feigns Chiropractic Bill.
Lincoin The end is now in sight
and tne members of the Th;rty
leurth session of lli'e legislatuie oi
this state have only a few more uays
in which, lo crowd linrir uuairs iuto
it ns probable that this time next
week will see everything wound up
and all of the lawmakers on their way
home or e;se located there aud busy
U the tasks which they left ihe tirst
uf the yeiir to come down here.
The session has been one of- consid
erable moment. This is true Horn
several angies. In the first place the
members have not willfully put their
hands out and impeded the progress
of any penitent corporation. They
have let business strictly alone. They
have not sought to dcctioy any of tha
rights of existing businesses in finy
particular, not even when they have
been spurred on by members of their
The members themselves leel well
satisfied with their work. While ad
mitting that that might not necessar
ily carry prestige as l'ar as their con
stituents are concerned, they leel
quite jubilant over the results of the
tessions and they are ready to point
out," session for session, their record
as c6mr-ared with that of any previous
The Omaha light bill has gone
through the legislature and there at
taches to it a most unusual story, ac
cording to members, that has been
told in some lime, it is not so much
of the details of the bill itself as of
the influences which were intended to
bring about its death. These influ
ences, it so happened, were lost in the
offing and the men who had planned to
enjoy themselves at the hands of the
lawmakers and the men who were be'
hind the bill have not now the oppor
tunity of doing anything.
The bill provided simply and whole
somely, according to its friends, for
the embarkation of the city of Omaha
into the lighting field. It did this just
as a hundred or two hundred towns of
the state have gone into the lighting
field. The plau was to make it a peo
ple-owued plant, built for the purpose
of reducing the exceedingly high light
rates at Omaha. Principal hackers' of
the move were a larbe number of both
Republicans and D?mocrats of that
city. C. W. Bryan of this city also fa
vored the plan and told some of his
friends in the leg'siature that they
should vote for the measure In this
he was opposed by Governor More
bead and other local Dcmorrats, who
thought that R B. Howell would he
elevated by the afiair and on that
account it should be cut off. They also
considered it a plan for the confisca
tion of the property of the Omaha
Ekctric Light and Tower company
although that company had paid fat
dividends on ?7.0i n.oon worth of stock
and a $2.000,0"0 actual property valua
tion for the past several years.
One of the most potent Omaha ques
tions to be settled during the clcsins
hours one which its friends claim in
terests the entire state in a measure
relates to the coming city election
there. While the primaries were held
there Tuesday, it is figured that the
general election should not be tola
on May C. as would be required, but
that it should be staved of until after
the cities have voted on the cor.so.ida
t on question. Then, they maintain,
men from South Omaha. Dundee, Ben
son and J-'iorence could be pressed in
to the commissiouership race and
could very easily he pitted against the
Omaha men for some of the positions
there. It is claimed on behalf of sev
eral of the lawmakers that James C
Dahlman is very much, opposed to this
and that he fears to take the race on
in the larger territory. He fears that
new opponents would rise up, it is
sa d. and that powers which he never
before dreamed of would take away
the position he Las he-id m the old
boundaries for so long.
The county officials who counted so
fondly on getting their terms extended
have found that all is not gold that
glitters. The easy sledding they bad
it first in the eenate has not been
duplicated in the house That, too, tie
spite a most powerful lobby which
they have heen ntaimaiEing for some
t ine past.
The attitude of the enemies of the
measure A-& that it would he untair ior
the 132 men acting here as lawmakers
to virtually elect the county officers
for every county in the state for the
two year pe.iod. beginning with Janu
ary. 1917 That way, they reason,
the Custer county representatives
have a ci.c ;;i electing the present set
of offirials in Douglas county, while
the Adams county senators would
have a say n the virtual re-election of
Knox county officials for the coming
Toe county officials made the plea
tb&x th tiiort Laiiot demands such. j
change and that there will be fo many
political kites iu the air in 1910 that
it would Le unfair to ask the pecple
of the state at that time to elect their
county oiliciais. Tiiey want an even
ing up of such dimensions that the of
fic a!s will be elected dining the off
years rather than wi en the president
end United Slates senators aie to be
Vith the signature of the povornor
to the chirop:atic bill the members
of that professional school of Ik aling
may now operate legally in this siiite.
Tin fact that so many people of the
state appeared here while the bill was
on passage and urged often and ar
dently that they had been helped by
this form of treatment was responsi
ble for its passage and then for its
signature by the ch;ef executive ol
The fact that "jail feeding" is said
by some people to be profitable and
said most earnestly by others to be
worth little or nothing as a side issue
to the sheriff's office was responsible?
for cue of the big closing day fights
in the legislature. The members dis
cussed th s pro and con, both with
reference to Douglas and all ;thei
counties of the state. The price, as
fixed finally, was reduced from "C
cents, as provided in the original bill,
to 32 cents, according to the Negley
amendment. The rate quoted refers
to the charge allowed per day per pris
The measure providing for the re
count of the ballets on the three con
stitutional amendments voted on by t'nc
people of the state at th--1 lau election
has sone into the discard and with it
the chance of gettinp a rehash of that
vote. Friends of the bill cont nded
that the straight ballots in many in
stances had not been corntcd for fhe
amendments. Knemios of the bill said
if the (our.t had not been cor'er-t. Ihcn
the election boards of the slate wer3
resnonsihle. Thev were inclined tc
th:nk the cost too prohibitive to take
up at this time.
Several bills sorely needed by Elec
tion Commissioner II. C5. Moorhcad
2nd urged by both him and Governor
Morehopd for the upli't cf the vo'.ers
at Omaha and of so much conse
quence to the state have gore intc
the discard. One of these was the bill
amending the corrupt practices act at
length, and the other is the bill aim
ing the election commissioner wiih
enough power to make him the kind of
an cfiicer l o thin-cs he : jould he in
order to properly enforce the law ir
Douglas covin ty. Both bills were
frowned upon because they wore too
drastic, according to the senate's
In the annals of Sarpy county in
years to come thee v 'll probably be
no legislative feat referred to more
often than that of Jacob Fass and Sen
ator Gates in securing the passage ol
the bill reimbursing that county Tot
some 12.012 expended iu the legal tan
gles that followed the convict chase
These men were to'd when they
came down h')e that tiiey cou'dn'l
get such a bill through "in a hundred
years." Their neighbors lai'glud good
r.ature:!ly when they heard Mr. Sass
had introduced such a measure. They
knew he was in dead earnest, but they
thought he wps up against a stone wall
in trying to persuade fifty other men
that h;s county should get back the
money it soent.
Jake plodded along and with Sena
tor Gates as his aide de-camp kept
persistently at the thing. Som'-timcs
they talked about it at other times
they helped other members with meas
ures. In the. end they had friends ga
lore and when their measure the one
measure in their minds came up it
was passed. The house ta'e was re
peated in the senate and the last
chapter was written when the meas
ure was approved on tbird reading by
the upper chamber.
In a brief period of committee- work
the hc.:se sent ahe"d the measure pro.
viding for tL-c creation cf paving dis
tricts in the rural sections of Douglas
Lancaster and Gage counties. The
hi! takes th place of a more compre
hensive one killed earlier in th" scs
sion. Poth measures are of execi:t:ve
office origin. This has been a matter
of some importance to Governor More
head since last year when he todc
over-the state in his campaign touri
tnd himself saw the necessity for tal:
:rg some firm stops in the direction o!
ultimate construction of permanent
The house has refused to accept the
senate amendments to a bill inerens
ing Food 'Commissioner Harman's sal
ary from ?2,2"0 to $2.r,"0 and provid
me increases in the salaries of men
working under him. It is likely that
the. conference committee which has
teen appointed will adjust the mattet
in a satisfactory shape and that both
houses will meet upon common grounr"
in the matter.
Form of the Douglas county jury
commissioner bill has finally beer
agreed to. The measure as it will gc
to the governor allows a majority o!
the district judges to name a oommis
sinner, who may be the elect:on com
missioner. among others. If the lat
ter official serves Le is to receive $5 a
day for actual time put in. If another
citizen serves the pay will be Sin e
day with a yearly maximum of $1,203
Represeritauve Bf-rc Mtnr of Doug
las county was called to the chair and
being a railroad man, railroaded busi
ness through in a lively manner.
Mr. Miner is one cf the most popu
lar members of the house and. whilf
seldom speaking in debate, has mad
aood zloux. legislative lines.
ROOT UNO WASHER.
Prorr.inent Members of B2th
Fariies Delegates to N. Y.
t' J All- -
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BSE GALLOWS ROPE
TO BREAK FROM PEN
Three Slide Dcwn Hangman's
Cordln Vain Dash For Liberty.
Sacramento, Cal., April g Throe
convicted murderers, two of them un
der death sentence, are back in Fol
som prison dungeon after an ineffec
tual attempt to escape by sliding down
the hangman's rope.
The trio, Frank Creek, Earl Loomis
and Zollie Clements, escaped from
their cells by a key smuggled to
Creek, who got away once before hy
murdering a sergeant of the guard.
They worked their way to the ante
room cf the death chamber, which
awaits Creek and Iomis. and took
from a box the rope used two years
airo to hang Jacob Oppenheimer, a
convict known as the "human tiger."
With th's they slid to a window, at
the bars of which they were sawing
awav when discovered.
They submitted without resistance.
The source of the saw and key ha3
not been disclosed.
Boy Killed While Driving Team.
Sioux Falls, S. D.. April 8. Chester
Olsen, agod twelve, sen of O. C. Olson,
member of the board of commission
ers of Moody county, was killed when
he fell from a manure spreader and
one of the wheels parsed over his
head, crushing th'- skull. The body
was found by the father. The hoy
had begged his father to be permitted
to drive the team and Ihe request was
granted with reluctance.
Superior. Wis., Switches to Dry.
Superior, Wis.. April R. Superior,
the second city 'n Wisconsin, switched
suddenly from the wet to the dry col
umn when an error was discovered in
taking the count from the election.
One hundred and fifty saloons are af
fected hy tlu dry vietorv.
PEACE ENVOYS ARE
OFF FOR THE HhGUE
Xevv York. April 8. Madame Kos'k?
Schw'mmor, press secretary of th" In
tcrimional Woman Suffraee all;ap".
tal es back lo Europe with her eight
men and women to organize am', ar
t:nd th pcree conference t0 he lick'
at The Hague. April 28. 29 end SI Tlx
party were passengers on the Scandi-navian-Amerban
line steamship Fred
Included in tho party were Mr. anrT
Mrs. Dross Lloyd, Mrs. Julius Loe'i,
Miss Florence Ho'hrook and Mrs.
Eliza Binns of Chicago; M'?s Laura
Hughes of Toronto and Deniarest.
Lloyd of Boston.
Mme. Schwimmer has been in t his
country since September urging Anur
leans to join in a peace conference to
protest agifinn the continuance of the
war. She has delivered addresses in
twenty states. One purpose of her
visit was to induce the United Statc?
to intercede in the war. Befo-e he'
departure Mme.. Sohwirnmer said:
"We have received word that , po
many women want to attend t b con
forence that there is not a ror.'m In
the peace palace lar$.e enough for
them. I will talk in many towns Ir.
Norway and Sweden before coing to
The Hague. We understand the wom
en of Russia will not be allowed to
come because they cannot get pa?s
uorts." . j
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