The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, May 27, 1897, Image 1

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The Wealth Makers and Lincoln Independent Consolidated.
NO. 2.
u &
The June Apportionment of School
Funds and What it
Some Interesting Comparisons
With the Proceeding
The Effect of Populist Rule.
' The state of Nebraska is reaping
rich harvest from its crop of populism.
State warants have risen in price fully
7 per cent since the beginning -of the
reiirn of DODulism. The state's credit is
.finch that at the present time its war
rants sell at par in,all parts of the east,
If there is any discount on a warrant it
consists only of the commission charged
bv the broker at this end of the line
for negotiating the sale. .The eastern
investors pay par. . The school fund also
shared in the profits of honest manage
ment of the state's finances.' '
Treasurer Meserve has notified the
state superintendent of public ' instruc
tion that be has on hand ready ' to be
distributed among the public school
districts of the state as it may be appor
tioned by the state superintendent the
sum of (362,226.03. This is the largest
sum that has ever been distributed to
oublic schools of the state at a timcle ap
portioDmi'nt. It is due to, the better
investment of the state funds, and the
better collection of interest on them for
the state by the treasurer. All the in
terest that Mr. Meserve has collected has
been turned into the school fund, while
under preceding administrations large
uins of state money have been loaned
without interest or at a very low rate.
Either this is true or preceding state
treasurers have converted the interest to
their own use.
A comparison of the present appor
tionment with that of one year ago
brings out some interesting details. The
tables for the two years, with thesources
from which the money is derived are
given. 1 v
Amount reported by the state treas
urer for the June semi-annual appor
tionment to school districts:
From state school tax........ 7.7,829
From interest - on school
lands sold....... 151,806
From interest on lands
leased 43,390
From interest on United
(states consols 450
From interest on state fund
ing bonds 13,050
From saline lands sold and
leased 2,688
From in terest on school dis-'
trict bonds 703
From interest on county
bonds 69,504
From amount not appor
tioned injDecember, 1896,
it beiug held in suspended
banks 2,803, 14
Total apportionment
June 1897 362,226 03
Amount reported by the state treas
urer and apportioned in June 1896, the
last semi-annual apportionment. uuder
the republican administration ol state
affairs for the mid-summer or June dis
tribution was as follows:
From state school tax 61,796 25
From interest on lands sold 83,617 35
From interest on lands
leased 20,017 70
From interest on state de
posits 8,096 61
From interest on state fund
ing bonds 13,056
From interest on United
States consols 300
From interest on saline
lands sold and leased 2,273
Frmti interest on county
bonds 74,100
From iu terest ou school dis
trict bonds .. 2,153
Total June, 1890, ap
portionment $200,410 VI
As compared with the amouot distrib
uted last June the figures show that
there will be fl01.815.W0 more this year.
The comparison with the lastIWmber
apportionment, the very last that re
publican state uilltte had anything to
do with, shows a still larger tnargiu in
favor ol tbe careful management and
hont'st endeavor iu the iiitcieet of the
school children of the state by those
whom the republu-uns Ut fall declared
they were nlraid to trust with the "hon-
or or tbe state."
The last t'eceutber apHtrtionmint
gave to the w-hnol jut f 180,11117.7.1
less than tbe amount wbk-h will bdi
vidMi by Huprint!idt Jnrkaon uitt
month and paid out to tbe mtveral rimn
timfrom Treantirer Jiewrre's ollloe,
Tbe uearvet approarh ever made to
the amount oft hi apportionment was
the pMioniN.-ut made iu lw-embwr,
o .U6.3U, and tbe mx
law! was nad in tit June apportion.
mem of that en it year, this lae Uiug
It !tul4 lie ohsrrvml that ia the Bret
three item lathe tables given above
ahowlnff tbe sourrwe lroa birh. this
whool fiuoaef i oVriH, aaairiy, oUle
dimii t8, tatefwet 00 ahuul laade sold
ami luieieel oa vfimM Uada tawed
OVer llOf.tMMI, lleehlwt SSOWiUtf that I
ll,. elate U u.U ...... .... .. ...
- - ' - - i- wiir m 1
rnin because the republicans were turned
out, it shows that the great increase in
the amount of money the school children
will get the benefit of is made in these
items, where the care and vigilance and
business-like methods of the state
officers, charged with the duty of look
ing alter this money, counts for most.
State (superintendent Jackson has
completed the apportionment among the
buuuuiee auu iiiejr win receive as lonows:
Adam 8.&iW 211
Antelope 4,04Ou
Banner 461 4
Maine 184 88
Boone J,9i9 41
Johnson f4.12 28
Kearney...... 8,778 80
Keith ......
Keys Paha
784 77
1,026 80
171 48
box HOtte 1,687 88
Boyd 1.716 HH,
4,712 06
20.048 65
8,888 68
825 28
Lancaster. .
Lincoln ....
Madleon ...
Nance.... ..
Nuckolle ...
Brown 1,29)8 81
annaio 7,386 11
Bart 4,608 86
416 71
Butler 8,886 80
6,888 88
82 22
Van 8,652 18
Cedar. 4,016 70
Chaee W)H 8?
8,046 11
2,890 88
;neiry l.srto tl
Cheyenne 1,411 s;t
Clay 6,018 43
Colfax 4.688 18
Cuming 6,815 88
8,275 85
4,172 68
7,616 88
Pawnee 4,186 19
Perk In 708 78
Pbelp 3,6042
Cuiiter 7,u a?
i -an nia 2,2711 oa
Dawee 2,79 tin
Oawaon 4,274 88
Deuel 750 85
Iion. 8,777 j
rieri-e ........ z,3 zu
Platte.. 6,400 88
Polk 4,058 38
Ked Willow ... 8.897 88
nicbardeon... 7,480 88
Rock 967 17
Saline 7.188 5
Sarpy 2,852 80
ooaae 7,788 81
Douirlai 87.482 62
ranr ' 4 m
Fillmore 6,5(4 91
Franklla ,
Frontier ,
Banndera .... 8 498 17
8,802 05
8,171 86
Hcott'e Blotf.. 547 70
Heward 6,919 70
Hberldan...... 2,404 88
Sbermau 2,8(0 40
Fnmae ..
4.848 12
10.270 m
Uarfleld ..,
.111 82
Sioux 659 84
1,932 01
Man ton 2.605 69
Thayer ...... 6,002 03
Tboraaa. ...... 184 07
Tbnratou....,,. 874 81
Valley .1 2.858 00
Waeblrgton . 4,888 78
Wayne 8,214 47
lfll 09
ureeley 1.9HH 87
Hall 6,882 06
Hamilton...,,, .7 m
Harlan 8,857 88
Have 1.01a !Mi
Hitchcock 1.024 78
Webster 4.714 26
Wheeler,..,.. '884 82
York 8.187 18
Holt ,.. 4.087 46
Hooker........ .60 28
Howard........ i.ftos sl
Jefferson 6,743 021
Total t$62,226 OS
Bolln Explains Causa rf His Downfall
Taken to Lincoln
Henry Bolln, the ex-city treasurer of
Omaha, was removed Tuesday after
noon by Sheriff McDonald from the
county jail to the penitentiary at Lin
coln to begiu the service of bis nineteen
year sentence in the penitentiary.
In leaving Bolln bore up remarkably
well. To a World-Herald reportor he
said that be bad resigned himself to bis
fate and that he will endure his servi
tude without ttiviuif wav to despair.
When a reporter offered him a few ciurars
ho quietly refused to accept them, say-
ng tnat he has determined to break him
self of the use of tobacco, and would at
tempt to lorget bis past life in seeking
turn, wiiicu iHiiiguer tnan tinman lite.
He asked if he would be permitted at the
penitentiary to read such books as he
could obtain when his work was done.
and being assured that he would find no
opposition to his having that much
pleasure, he expressed the greatest grati
fication. He said that he would do whatever
work might be assigned to him to do
with all possible diligence and careful
ness, but hoped that he would not be
given work which would be beyond his
strength, as his rapidly approaching old
age rendered mm less capable every day
of performing rough and toilsome labor.
He leaves bis family in confidence that
his two boys will work for and support
their mother, so that she can live with
out privation, and he looks forward,
though without too great a hope, that
bis term may be shortened by guberna
torial clemency.
He said in substance that his Greatest
crime was in his weakness in being un
able to refuse his friends, and added that
those who imposed npon bimiu bis weak
ness and who receive nearly all of the
money taken from the city are equally
guilty with himself, if anything, more so,
oecause witn mm bis soilness of heart
was a constitutional defect from which
he could not recover himself and they
used this fact to draw him into disgrace
tariff rfifmrtsMinatvr I
and dishonesty
He spoke bitterly of the fact that
Jerome K. Coulter, his deputy, is at
large, and that appearances indicate
that he will not be prosecuted, although,
he said, Coulter deserves punishment
more than himself.
He broke off this line of sneech rather
abruptly, as though he was surry to
have been betrayed by his feelings to
drift imo an attack . on others, and
thanking the reporters for the fairness
with which they had treated him, he
turned siowiy ana sorrowfully away.
A Sad Ieath.
Sir. ( has. A Bonner, a brother-in-law of
Hon. Geo. W. Leidigb, died at Lancaster
last Saturday. He was sixtv three
v.,.-. f 1 111 , .
- "'M WHIT
enort nine. I'uring ins iiiuesa be was
attended by Irs. I.own-y and Romlue,
of this city, Tbe funeral a.-rrice was bld
at Jh place of his death. The exercist
were eoudur ted by elder Howe,
Mr. Iinnn r whs born In rhiladetnhla
in 1831 where he redded during hie life.
II wa a siiraeeelnl hardware merchant
and had ronin weal with hie wife to iit
ttardt-n Leiden and other relative.
Ilidath wn very tihe't-l. The
iMMly was taken to rhiladi-lphia lor fit-
teriiivot, w ardn Mdign atfumpatiiud
ma eieier, ir. n. iiu. r on lb trip,
t'waipenjr II Wiaa
The annual competitive drill ol the!
State Caivereity eadeta was held at the
Slats l aivvreity laat Saturday. There
are lour eiiii.atie in the batailion. A,
H, C and I), l ouiitauy l, eotttwaaded
ij laplata Hitttn, wee vwtornme.
11 your aihtMir n.W a sewing
itiaiuiee tell r about tb ptedi4 on.
bet the aJ of Ihe l.l..,. . u 1
i.: ,1 .. . . V7T . "
Mncaine 10 we loaa la. K 14 leetta
To Adopt the Morgan Eesolution
Recognizing the 'Belligerent'
Bights of Cuba.
Something of the Horrible Barbar
ity of the Spanish
Soldiers. .
' Probable Delay In the Bo nee
Senator Allen is recognized as a lead
ing authority on international law, and
one of the principal advocates of the
adoption of the Morgan resolution by
the United States senate his opinion as
to the probable effect of its adoption is
of great interest to the American people,
He has given bis opinion in a letter pub
lished in the World-Herald which we re
The Morgan resolution as passed reads:
"Resolved, etc. That a condition of
public war exists between the govern
ment of Spain and the government pro
claimed and for some time maintained
by force of arms by the people of Cuba,
and that the United States of America
shall maintain a strict neutrality be
tween the contending parties, according
to eacu ana an me rigms 01 oeuigerenis
in the ports and territory of the United
Senator Allen says, I have been asked
by the World-Herald to answer the fol
lowing questions:
f irst What enect will the Morgan res
olution have when signed by the presi
dent, and.
Second V bat privileges, if any, will it
confer on the Cuban insurgents, and will
citizens of the United States be permit
ted to aid the Cubans?
The Morgan resolution which has just
passed the senate is a joint resolution,
and before it can become operative must
pass the house of representatives and re-
mjub tuv uicoiucuv o . aiKiiavuiQ, ur 11
should fail to receive bis signature it
must be passed over the executive veto
by a constitutional majority of two-
thirds of each house. Iu either event it
would become a law. A joint resolution
is a law and has all the force . of any
other statute, and the Morgan resolu
tion would, under such circumstances be
ipso facto a recognition of belligerent
rights in the Cuban insurgents. Senator
Morgan's resolution was passed as a
concurrent resolution a year ago. A
concurrent differs from a joint resolu
tion iu the fact that the former is simply
an expression of the opinion of congress.
It does not have the force of law beyond
congressional circles and does not re
quire the president's signature. The
Morgan resolution may or may pot pass
the bouse. In view of the fact that Mr.
Reed has not appointed any committees
and does not manifest a disposition to
aid its passage, it is' reasonably cer
tain that the resolution when it reaches
the house will be permitted to rest iu a
pigeon hole for an indefinite time. It
ought not to be so, but it doubtless will
be. If tbere was ever a tune in the his
tory of Cuba when her people needed the
active support of the government of the
United States that time is the present.
They are being driven from their homes
and herded like sheep in the cities and vil
lages, where they are permitted to starve
and be assailed and wasted by disease.
and where they are dying by thousands;
and tbis cruelty does not stop with the
able bodied men of Cuba.) It is not con
fined to those who are in rebellion
It extends to men too old for war, and
boys to young, to women and children.
The cruelty of Weyler cannot find a par-
I I I . a. I L : 1
allel in the history of a hundred years,
ihe enactment of Senator Morgan's
resolution into a law would in itself be
a recognition of belligerent rights in the
tubau insurgents and would place them
upon an equauty witn spam In our
markets and ports. Thev could then
buy guns, ammunition and supplies of
all kinds as fi-tely and unrestrictedly as
can Spain or any other country. It
might be construed hy Nnnin ino
causus belli.but we should be prepared for
suoh an event. There ia not, however,
the slightest likelihood of Spain declar.
ing war agninst tbe I olted
Ktnl-s It
would ha tho hulurh .J !
no way prepared for hostilities. If Mor-
Kan's resolution goes Uo further than the
.T"VU wl" nav" d,'a"ly enect on
I Wieantuh Au,1t w I . I. ft. . I . .
-t'""i vr.. oaumu uuuus are at
a discount; ber paper money peeees
but little value; her credit is praetkally
gone, and she is making a dNrat
effort tocrvate a larger boudediudebted-n-
and re-eetublieh her rreiln, and
this resolution will of Itself make that
event allllOHt IUlK)iteilil,
In answering your first lhaveanswered
partially tbe sm-ond queetlon. The peo
ple of the I nited State should b (lef.
mittetl, under suub ctrcumetantv, to
trade with Cuba without reeiriction, ae
111 i h us they could with any other
nation or tbe wop ol any other eouu.
try. I be line ot uVmarketion lx( nrrit
bell Krvut right and lull independents i
very iialiiwy, u tie in the simple tact
that in rae of remitfiiitioa of ludvpeu.
t ' the go vera ment revogn)8e. would
have right to send a luinteier to this
eouolry, who would be revived at our
diplomat! eourt. iu Ulligwrem y ear
rw with It every other nuM that lade.
pendent governuteat would, lb
right ti trade with our ihhih!. to buy
aadafllaad ti ommuUat with them
adr the saui terw and enBdtkn
I with other. The eeatiaieai
1 - ,
l ia faror nl Cuban inJ-oen
I dewve I lrosr thaa It I la the wr, j
although it is very pronounced even in
this trans-Missouri country. Spanish
cruelty in Cuba is inexplicable. It as
sumes the worst form of barbarity; the
atrocities are bom be.
War is made upon women, babes, old
men and young boys. Instances are
given of cruelty that would make Robes
pierre blush for shame. Children have
been taken by the heels, in the presence
of their mothers and backed to pieces by
tbe deadly macbette, the mothers them
selves violated and put to death, because
mothers and children were Cubans, and
because, perchance, they might have had
a relative in the insurgent army or may
bave expressed in some slight form sym
patby for their country and countrymen
The Morgan resolution is in substance
a joint resolution, introduced a year
ago last December, but upon which the
senate could not be induced to act. It
is to be hoped that it will pass tbe house
receive executive approval, become a law
and be speedily enforced. Cuba is be
tween C00 and 700 miles long and has
an average width of forty miles. Four-
fifths of it is and has been in the posses
sion of tbe Insurgents from tbe start.and
In four of the provinces Cuba has an es
tablished government its judiciary
perfect; it levies- and collects taxes
maintains the peace and order and per
forms all the functions of a thoroughly
established government. That Cuba
will succeed I have no doubt. Her suc
cess may be delayed, but it will come
through the active support and sym
pathy of the American people. She
should receive the prompt support of the
government of the United states, tbe
guardian 01 liberty upon tbis continent,
and tbe lass bold of a decaying nion
arcby upon the western bemispbere,now
upon tne island or tuba the splendid
gra lying south of tbe Peninsula of
t lorida and north of tbe Carribean sea-
should be forever loosened.
1 William V. Allen.
R. D. Sutherland of the 5th District Home
for a Vacation,
Congressman Sutherland of the Fifth
district was in Lincoln for a few hours
one day last week. He was on his way
home for a week's vacation. In a con
versation with him we learned that he
enjoys bis work in Washington and ex
cept for the excessive heat finds it a very
agreeable place to live. Ot course a pop
ulist congressman cannot secure any
very responsible or influential positions
on committees from a man like Speaker
Reed. The speaker finds little use for
the members of congress except those
who are members of the committee on
rules. Reed insists upon tbe regular and
prompt attendance of the rules commit
tee and an immediate compliance with
his wishes and suggestions. Under such
conditions no legislation can be nut
through congress except with Reed's
consent. As a consequence Mr. Suther.
land has found it more profitable for his
district to look after special legislation
in its interest and to push pension claims.
He has about 300 claims of old soldiers
to each of which be has given his per
sonal attention and calls at the pensiou
office daily to crowd them forward as
fast as possible. He has secured in all
5,000 volumes of valuable government
publications and has had them distrib
uted among the school districts in the
big fifth. These books are of a high
class and considerable value. ' The
school directors, teachers and scholars
appreciate Mr. Sutherland's successful
efforts in their behalf.
He has also introduced a bill to pur-
cnase ground lor a public building at
Hastings, and another to provide for
the free coinage of Bilver. Every bill la
relation to tne currency question re
ceives his careful1 consideration. For a
new member Mr. Sutherland has been
very successful in securing favors for bis
constituents, lie expects to remain in
Nebraska a week unless he hears that a
vote is to be reached on the Cuban bel
ligerency resolutions, in which case he
will return at once to Washington as be
wishes to be recorded on tbe side of the
Cubans. When he goes to Washington
at the session next winter he expects to
takihis family with him to spend tbe
The Employes of H. Herpolshelmar A
Co., Show Their Oood Will
The return of Henry Herpolsheiiner to
the city was duly celebrated by the 150
employes of the store of Herpolsheimer
X Co., who called at the borne 1241 E
street, and presented the surprised host
mid hostess with the follow 'ng address
bandaomely engroseed:
'We, the employee of the firm of Her
poUheimer Co., take advantage of
your aie return from r.urope to tender
to you our congratulation on havlior
you with j.
sincerely hop that Sou have en.
joyed your Journey to the fathwlund
end that you return to u with renewed
health and spirits to reemne the career
of udtilnt which Provident- ha d.
crd that lou ehall fill in tale comniu.
in tendering to you tbi addr we
Imply vote the sent I meats id e tee in
nil regard la which w kv lwy Md
you and hop that yo will long rou
linu to enjoy a Mo anUrokea wae
and happiint a wll a h affertio of
oomeUe aad of all your Irieade la l.i.
tti behalf d the iniliv,
"VVtt.t. II. TMOMrK, Manager,"
"Atrt Wanrr, luokkp."
I.oaa your paper to your kelghbor,
rtrhap k will suteMrib.
The United States Supreme Court
Deoides Two Important Ball
road Cases.
The Interstate Commerce Com
mission Practically Pow
erless. Can Only Prevent Discrimination.
Tbe United States Supreme court baa
decided two important railroad cases
involving tbe powers of tbe interstate
commerce commission. By tbe decision
as rendered the commission cannot pre
scribe rates for railroads. In tbe case o1
the commission against tbe Cincinnati!.
New Orleans i. Texas railroads tbe ques
tion involved was whether congress in
tended to confer npon the interstate
commerce commission power to fix rates.
The opinion was given by Justice Brewer
and is contained iu the following para
graph: ' '
"Undor the Interstate commerce act
the commission has no power to pre
scribe tbe tariff of rates which shall con
trol in the future and ' therefore cannot
invoke a judgment ia mandamus from
the courts to force any such tariff by it
Justice Brewer continued;
"Has tbe commission no function to
perform to respeet to tbe matter of rates?
Replying to bis own question he said:
"Unquestionably it has, and most im
portant duties in respect to tbis matter.
It is charged with the general duty of
inquiring as to the management of tbe
business of railroad companies, and has
the right to compel full and complete
iniormation as to tbe manner in which
such companies are transacting their
business. And with this information it
is charged with the duty of seeiug that
tbere is no violation of the loug and
short haul clause; that there is no dis
crimination between individual shippers
and that nothing is done by rebate or
otherwine to give preference to one
against another; that no undue prefer
ence is given to one place against
another, but that in all things that
quality of ngbt which is the great pur
pose of tbe interstate commerce act.
shall be secured to shippers."
jrom this decision it will be seen that
the only power left to tbe commission is
to "prevent discrimination." If the
railroads rob all th people, and rob
them equally and alike there is no rem
edy in law. Tbe only requirement of the
statutes as construed by tbe court is
that the companies do not rob one citi
zen more than another under tbe same
circumstances. Continuing, in the case
against the Florida and Western road
the court says:
"It is "not to be supposed that con
gress would ever authorize an adminis
trative body to establish rates without
inquiry and examination; to evolve, as
it were, out ot its own consciousness,
the satisfactory solution of the difficult
problem of just and reasonable rates
for all the various roads in the country
And if it had intended to grant the
power to establish rates it would have
said so in .unmistakable terms. In tbis
connection it must be borne in mind
that the commission is not limited in its
inquiry and action to cases in which a
formal complaint has been made, but
nnder section 13 it may institute an in
quiry on us own motion in tbe same
manner and to the same effect as though
complaint had been made. Attention
has also been called to tbe fact that the
law grants no power even to fix a max
imum or a minimum rate, and the con
elusion is drawn that as "congress did
not give the express power to the com
mission it did not intend to secure the
same result indirectly by empowering
that tribunal to determlue what iu ref
erence to the past was reasonabl and
just, whether as maximum, minimum
or absolute, and to enable it to obtain
from tbe courts a pereratory order that
in the future the railroad companies
snouid loiiow tbe rates thus determined
to have been in tbe past reasonable and
Decision of this wilt hasten
the day of government ownership a ad
vocnted by the populist party. In tbe
only public tnonooty owned and oper
ated by tbe government, the poetal sys
tem, tli rate are reasonable and ther
i bo need of a cniuuiiiteion to prevent
dix-riminatioa. Kveryone la treated
auk and pay th same charge.
i ne enine court tnat n pwi rn
the two on will pa upon th mas
imum rat ra, I ther aurou who
thiak it would be lit!U'uli to predict
wnat in opinion win ih?
t'ur the Soeili
Klv familie started from South Sud
trt Wednesday noon, bound for
("omttionwealth Georgia. They ar mem.
ber, actual aad pruajwetiv of th
"Chrietiaa Commonwealth," a eoioav
located oa a Ihh) mx re ui-t of land I 'l
utile eat ot Columbu, Oa., gMns;a
they ar ia ener4 wagoa, with ttehieg
latkWtte, A pieaaaM tourney ta astr-
!, le.1 by alt, T cotKpasy I onat
hoe4 m 11 adwll aad la rbildrea.
Tbi olot,y at t ttitttMOftwelaih m lb oa
worked ip aad located by Ueorg How
ard Oibao and Other.
County Attorney and Attorney General
Prepare the Criminal Information.
The county attorney of Lancaster
county and the attorney general bave
prepared tbe information in tbe criminal
suit against ex-Auditor Eugene Moore.
Tbe charges are embezzlement and lar
ceny of the state's funds, and cover tbe
same grounds that were contained in th
criminal complaint noon which Moor
was bound over to the district court.
The information will be filed soon, hnt
trial will hardly be reached this term of
court, as Moore's attorneys will bave
many motions for delay, to quash, etc.,
which must be disposed of. The inrlm
of tbe district court In Lancaster connty
are all republicans and whether tbe case
la tried soon will depend on tbe rnlinga
of the judges upon these motion.
The witnesses Indorsed on the inform.
tion are D. 0. Wing. Ueorire L. Meiaanee.
S. H. Burnham, Norman Peters, H. M.
uusbneil, W. St. Bartlett, K. . Brown, J.
F. Cornell. R.C. Babcock. E. H. Mar
shall, Joel Piper, W. F. Porter and N.
McDowell. - -' - - -
Charge Exorbitant Freight Rates and the
Commerce Commission is Powerless.
Tbe producers, shippers and taxpayers
of North Dakota hare the ' same trouble
with tbe regulation of freight rates that
exists in Nebraska. ' Tbe board of trans
portation in that state ordered some re
duction in freight charges. The North
ern Pacific, Great Northern and Milwau
kee roads applied for an injunction to
prevent the enforcement of the order
made by the board. Owing to tbe ill
ness ot Attorney ueneral Cowan the
bearing was postponed until June 7. but -
It ia unofficially announced that Jndt
Amidon will grant the prayer of the
petitioners and that the temporary in
unction will be heard before a special
master appointed by tbe court. Tbi. if
true, will nullify tbe present law so far
as the present board is concerned, for at
best no definite conclusion could be
reaohed by the United Statescourt under
three years. The law under which tbe
board proposes to reduce freight tariffs
Is almost an' exact copy of the Iowa
railroad law and was passed by the last
legislature. . '
Heavy Kala la Place. ,
In tbe southeast corner of the state
about four inches ot rain tell last Weiaea
day night. At Tecumseh, Table Rock,
Humboldt and Fall City the streams
are all overflowing. Some damage to
crops in the lower lands. . All of tbe
southeastern part of the state received
a much needed and very refreshing rain.
Most of tbe corn is planted and the rain
is just in time to give excellent
Sir. Veit Open foe th Deeieerst M
Caaaoa's Aarleultaral Anaadmeot.
Washington, May ST. In the
Senate yesterday Mr. Vest of Mis
wurl opened for the opposition
to the tariff bill Ha sdoIc of
the futility of piling up taxes on aa
ever-burdened people, when there was
a balance of $129,000,000 in the treas
ury. He criticised the schedule In de
tail, declaring that some of them were
designed to be prohibitive. He se
verely attacked tbe increase in the lead
duty, declaring it waa for the benefit
ot the "cormorants" of monopoly aad
against the people.
In conclusion, Mr. Vast said there
was no disposition to delay the con
sideration of th MIL There would be
ne factious opposition and no unneces
sary objection.
Mr. Pettlgraw presented the amend
ment ef which, he had heretofore given
notice, that when artiolea ar manu
factured by a trust, axtieles of such
character imported from abroad shall
be free of duty. He said he would ask
iU consideration immediately after the
committee amendment.
Mr. Cannon (silver Republican) of
Utah Introduced aa amendment for a
beunty on agricultural exports, and
spoke briefly. He said the pending
bill offered no protection to agricul
tural staples, Th passage of the bill
without any proteotlon to the farmer
weuld be a rank Injustlea and would
be a violation of th pledge whleh th
victorious party made in its platform
to th voter last year. If th bUl
hall fail to give some measure of Jus
tice to the farmer, then he will over
throw it at th first opportunity, de
clared Mr. Cannoa.
Th amendment la th result of a
tonferene ef silver Republicans, Pop
ulists and me Dauxrass, aad may
be said to rprat th Matiment ot
th lmat la th ftoaat whUh put
Uivr above all ethar subject of leg
latalloa. Early ta the day Mr. Maltory, tht
w sea Hoe from florid, was sworn
ia aad taek hi t
ll waa agreed at th outsat ef the
roi4raUa ef th tariff bill that th
formal readiaf ef la bill be dtspa4
with until II waa air4 Vy pare
rP, end Ua that eowmltt
sniut urwuld b toasLtared trat,
ttter waUu eaah paragraph would
to ft rl aaJMaV
Head th adve tteemeot of Rudtfe and
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