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MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS IN
THE COMMON WEALTH.
ABSTRACTS OF THE ASSESSMENT
Eleven Counties Have Thus Far Made
Returns—A Packing House for Be
atrice—Other Nebraska Matters
Here and There.
LINCOLN—Though the state board
of equalization does not meet until
the third Monday in July, eleven coun
*ies have already returned abstracts
of assessment and by the latter part
of June it is believed nearly all of the
counties will be in. Of those received
by the secretary of the state board,
Furnas county shows the largest in
-rease. $258,585, over the assessment
of last year. So far not enough coun
ties have reported to manke any kind
of an accurate estimate of what the to
taJ assessment will be. The increase
in most cases will be in new personal
progeny dug up and in the improve
ments on real estate, as the assess
ment of real estate made in 1904
stands for four years. The railroad
property, with the exception of the in
crease of $9fi 000 on the Union Pacific,
will not increase the grand assess
ment roil, as the beard returned this
class of property at the same value
as last year. The addition of the
Great Northern cutoff adds some
$300,000 to the grand total. This has
not heretofore been assessed.
Reports from out iu the state indi
cate that few protests are being made
by taxpayers over the assessment, and
this is takeu as an indication that few
objections will be made before the
state board of assessment. Some re
marks may be made to the board to
secure an increase in ihe assessment
of some of the counties, but it- is
hardly probable that any county will
ask for a reduction. Lancaster coun
ty will probably try to get Douglas
county business men increased, as tho
Commercial club of this city is of the
opinion, after an investigation of the
Omaha assessment, that the county
board there failed to properly appre
ciate what Omaha merchandise is re
* Two New Bu**alo.
DORCHESTER—The Gilbert park
on Turkey Creek, south of town, has
two recent additions of rare interest:
two young full blood buffalo calves.
They are this year's product of a herd
af four old individuals owned for
many years by Mr. John Gilbert, who
keeps a free park where he has a
dozen red deer and thirteen splendid
American wapiti, or generally termed
elk some Angora goals and wild
aquatic fowls. This park covers a
good sized tract of native prairie and
forest where the animals are very
much at home, and show up as in the
wild state. The deer are quite inter
esting just now from the fact that
they are shedding their antlers, the
new ones on several of the wapiti ate
just in the velvet.
Church Howe's Art Purchase.
Church Howe of Nebraska. Ameri
can consul general at Antwerp, was
.the purchaser of the largest and most
valuable painting of the seventy-three
left by the celebrated artist. Andre
Plumot. at a recent sale in Antwerp.
The picture was known as "Crossing
the Bridge" (in the Ardennes) and
will be brought to Nebraska by Mr.
Howe when he returns. The informa
tion was contained in the European
Express, a paper published in English
J. G. Lann Goes to Manila Again.
MADISON—J. G. Lang, who served
with the First Nebraska in the Phil- '
ippines during the Spanisb-Amerioan
war and has been in the mail service
at this place the past four years, re
ceived notice from Washington of his
appointment ?q a position in the Phil
ippine department service. He has de
cided to accept and will sail for the
islands about August 1. The position
pays t1.20n per year.
Woman Saved Aqainst Her Will.
NORFOLK—Mrs. Charles Eble, a
widow of three weeks and mother of
fifteen children, tried to end her life
by drowning in the North Fork river,
but was rescued, though resisting, by
John King, a colored man. who chanc
ed to be fishing a few feet from the
place where Mrs. Eble went into the
Struck bv Cars.
PLATTSMOCTM—John Bajeck. an
oia resident of this city, was struck
by a Missouri Pacific passenger train
and instantly killed. At the time of
the accident the unfortunate man was
crossing the track with a wheel bar
row and failed to hear the approach
of the train.
Fifty Dollars a Month and Extras.
I will give for a man of good char
acter as my agent. Esther salesman,
farmer, merchant or banker may ap
ply. Write Lock Box 1325. Lincoln.
Lincoln is After Omaha.
LINCOLN—Tire business men of ;
Lincoln, so it is reported, are very
much exercised over the assessment i
of Omaha property and they will, it 1
is asserted, go before the state board
and see that the assessment is in
creased. The business men sent a man
to Omaha to look over the assess
ment. and he reported Omaha was not ;
near high enough as compared with '
the Lincoln merchants. Lancaster j
county will soon have its report filed
with the state board of equalization. |
showing a substantial Increase.
Wireless Reaches Boone County.
ALBION—W. B. Watson received a
wireless telegram from his son Fred,
who for the past year has been In
the government service on the Pana
ma canal The message was sent from
Crops Damaged by Hailstorm.
CREIGHTON—A terrific wind
rain struck this section. Hall
depth of six inches corerod the
street. An area two nt
ten miles long was cot
damage was done.
OVER THE STATE.
The date for holding the Sheridan
county fair at Gordi n nas been fixed
for September 25, 26 and 27.
Burt county will have a special elec
tion to vote on the question of issuing
bonds to build a court house.
The dwelling house of J. T. Peters.
Beatrice, was struck by lightning and
burned to the ground, together with
Miss Hattie Little, elected state
president of the P E O. at Blue Hill
received an ovation on her return
home to Geneva.
Sheriff Gillan of Seward county ar
rested a presumed horse thief but
found out later that the supposed horse
thief was a lunatic.
The 'otal assessed valuation of the
personal property of Sarpy county, ex
clusive of railroads, telephone and tel
egraph. this year is $408,809. Last
year It was $439,359
An abstract of the assessor's returns
of Cedar county shows the actual value
of persona! property as being $5,644 -
685 as compared with $4,843,800 in
1905 and $4,193,490 in 1904.
Mr. Nicholson, head bookkeeper of
the American Beet Sugar company in
Grand Island, will leave in a few days
for Madison. Wis.. to join the sugar
company of that city in a like capacity.
Coroner Armstrong was called to
Bellevue to take charge of a dead body
floating in the Missouri river. The
body could not be identified, having the
clothing all stripped ofr and being so
long in the water.
Mike Morris, a resident of Cass
county, reported to the police in South
Omaha that he had been slugged by
unknown parties ar.d robbed of $65
and a gold watch by a couple of new
ly-found friends there.
At Fairfield funds have been sub
scribed and organization completed for
e farmers' elevator and grain company,
with H E. Mcllowell as president; B.
W. Campbell, vice president: E. T.
Ccwen. secretary and F T. Swanson,
At Seward William Wilcox, tbirty
five years old. applied to the county
judge 'or a license to marry Grace
Seaman, a girl of fifteen years of age.
Judge Leavens refused to issue the
license on the grounds that the girl
was too young to marry.
While he and an employe at the
Taylor ranch in Hall county were try
ing to teach a broncho how to wear a
bridle, a halter rope broke with a
snap and flew with great force into
Mr Fagan's face, badly burning the
flesh and injuring one eye.
William Bitting, a Gage county
boy. was oadly cut and bru’sed about
the body while leading a cow. He had
tied the rope around his waist and
when the animal started to run he
was unable to release himself. He
was dragged about 100 yards.
Within the pasi two years Friend has
exr.ended in churches alone upward of
$35,000. as follows: Catholics. $18,000;
Congregationallst?. $5,000; Baptists.
$5,000; Methodists. $0.21“'; German
Methodists. $1,000. The Methodist
church was dedicated June IT.
Surveyors who are working on a
railroad line west of Fremont are now
in Colfax county about ten miles north
of the line of the Union Pacific, the
line being a straight one from where
it leaves the northwestern corner of
the town are abo it ten miles north
east of North Bend, and an equal dis
tance southwest of Scribner. I^eavitt
is passed about a mile to the north.
At Fremont Judge Hollenbeck de
cided the divorce case of Cora G. Kei!
against Rev. J. L. Kell in favor of the
plaintiff, awarding her the custody of
their children. The court reviewed the
evidence at some length. He held that
the evidence sustained the plaintiff s
charges of cruelty. Rev. Kell is in
good standing in the United Brethren
At the mass meeting held by the cit
ibens of Seward a* the court house,
last Thursday night in regard to the
Burlington leaving Seward four or five
miles away from the main line of the
railroad, speeches were made and a
committee of nin° on conferring with
the railroad offlcals was aopomTen
The Denver & Omaha railroad, which
is supposed to be the Rock Island,
is likely to come through Seward soon.
Ord has a candidate for a Carnegie
medal A 3-year-old son of Nels John
son fell :n an old well nearly stxrv
feet deep. He was caught by a plat
form before reaching the water and
held thereby till Da'- Harris, who is
working for Mr. Johnson, lowered a
rope and climbed down. He put the
child on his shoulders and climbed to
the top. ttsing th“ rope and getting an
occasional foothold on the rough sides
of the well.
A gang of workmen were put to work
last week on the changes to be made
in the Burlington yards at Ashland.
The first work to be done is the re
moval of a large hill south of the sta
tion and the extension of the vards to
a distance of a mile with added track
age. This will be followed by a com
plete change in all the service build
ings. the moving of the present sta
tion to be used as a freight house, the
creation of a new passenger depot, and
the huilding of a subwav.
Sterling Kay. the 7-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrsr. John Kay. was drowned
in the Bikhorn river while fishing for
minnows with a din net. The boy lost
his balance and went into twenty feet
James Wiltse of Rulo was kicked by
a vicious horse and perhaps fatally in
jured. Joseph McDonald, who lives
two miles south of that place, was
kicked directlv over the heart also
while attempting to lead a vicious
horse from the barn. It is thought that
three or four ribs are broken and his
injuries may terminate fatallv.
The total assessed valuation of earn
ing county of the personal property
for the year 1.906 is $1,185,972, aa com
pared with $1,118,621 for the year 1906.
ROOSEVELT ALWAYS DID LIKE GOOD SPORT.
THAW PLEADS “NOT
GUILTY” TO MURDER
Xew York.—Harry K. Thaw entered
a formal plea of not guilty when ar
raigned in the court of general ses
sions on the charge of murdering Stan
ford White. The plea was entered with
a reservation that it may be with
May Plead Insanity.
The action of Thaw's counsel in re
questing leave to amend the plea of not
guilty has been taken as a possible
indication that the final line of de
fense has not been fully determined,
although it is still considered probable
that a plea of temporary emotional in
sanity will be offered.
One of the most interesting develop
ments in the case was the statement
published in an afternoon paper that
White instead of being, as was general
ly supposed, a man of great wealth, in
fact owed $300,000 to one young mem
ber of a prominent family, as much
more to other persons, and had so
greatly overdrawn his personal account
with the firm of architects of which he
was a member that he was notified he
(The Millionaire Victim of Gotham
could draw no more and must be con
tent with a certain fixed weekly allow
Mrs. Thaw held a long conference
with her husband’s attorneys during
which she is said to have related at
length her whoie life history, especially
that portion pertaining to her ac
quaintance with White prior to her
As a result of this conference it was
decided thar former Gov. Frank S.
Black will take a leading part in the
Book Up White’s Bongs.
The investigation by Thaw's counsel
into the career of Stanford White and
the John Doe proceedings instituted by
the district attorney's office, designed
to probe every possible avenue that
may throw any light on the motive of
the tragedy, promise to result in some
startling disclosures of the so-called
Bohemian under world of the metrop
Scores of detectives are now delving
in this under world on behalf of prose
cution and defense. Among the many
witnesses examined at the district at
torney's office were Thomas McCaleb,
a Californian, who was with the Thaws
at dinner in the cafe Martin on the
evening of the tragedy, and Truxtun
Beale, who was with Mr. White and
his party in the restaurant at the same
time. Assistant District Attorney Gar
van stated at the conclusion of Mc
New Spanish Minister.
Madrid. — Senor Perez Cabellero.
Spanish ambassador to Italy, has been
appointed minister of ferign affairs in
succession to the late duke of Almo- |
dovar. The minister was associated |
with Almodovar at Algeciras.
Sad Death of Aged Couple.
Millersburg. 0.— While James Pat
terson and his wife, both nearly 80 ;
years old, were visiting their daughter j
the old man fell down the cellar steps,
breaking his neck. His wife fell over j
with heart-disease. :
Caleb's examination that McCaleb had
accompanied Mrs. Thaw from the gar
den after the shooting and had escort
ed her to the house of one of her
friends. He also said that McCaieb had
made a very complete statement of
everything he had observed during the
dinner and afterwards on the roof of
the garden when White was shot.
A witness was found by counsel for
Thaw, whose tesriniony will, they say,
be of the utmost importance to the de
fense. This man, whose name is with
held, is said to be an old friend of
Thaw and will testify that he talked on
Monday night on the garden roof with
Thaw who appeared to be quite normal
in his demeanor and entirely at his
ease. Suddenly, according to this in
formant, Thaw turned pale, his eyes ,
glared and turning suddenly away be
walked towards where White was seat- j
ed and the shooting followed almost i
^*l,r White Laid to Best.
Stanford White was buried Thurs
day with simple ceremonies at St.
James, L. I., where he had a summer ;
home. The services were held in the
St. James’ Episcopal church and the
interment was madp in the graveyard
surrounding the quaint little edifice. ;
In the opinion of the physician who !
performed the autopsy on White's
body the life of the architect was
shortened not more than two years by
the bullets from Thaw's pistol. He was
found to bo suffering from Bright’3
disease, from incipient tuberculosis
and.from fatty degeneration of the
Probe Evelyn Nesbit’s Life.
The district attorney has completed
the examination of the more impor
tant witnesses so far discovered, and
has shifted his attention to the in
vestigation of the relations between
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw and White prior
to the girl’s marriage and the atti- !
tude assumed by Thaw after he made
her his wife.
i am investigating every story re
garding the life and dissipations of
the parties to the tragedy." Mr. Nott j
raid. "There are many of them. I ;
get a new tale every minute, but so .
far neither the police nor the force j
of this office has been able to substan
tiate one cf them.
"The report that White made an in
sulting remark about Mrs. Thaw the!
night of the shooting which was over- \
heard bv her husband is groundless,
so far as I have been able to learn. ;
"I am perfectly satisfied that noth- j
ing that happened Monday night had ;
anything to do with the shooting.
The deed was planned before then. (
That White talked. about Mrs. Thaw, i
after her marriage, is heard on all
sides, but I have been unable to run
down a single specific instance in
which her name was mentioned by
him in a derogatory manner.
“I never knew of a case in which
there were so many rumors which
were without a grain of truth.”
Murdever Declared Sane.
New York.—That Harry K. Thaw. :
the slayer of Stanford White, is per
fectly sane was the report made by the
alienists retained by the district at- j
tomey's office to examine into the !
prisoner's mental condition. This re
port was made after the physicians
had spent an hour with Thaw, who.
in defiance of the advice of his coun
sel, former Judge Olcott. refused to
anyswer any questions and declared
that nothing short of actual force
would compel him to submit to a phys
Admits Murder When Dying.
Waukesha, Wis—N. H.—Beston, who
died in the penitentiary last week,
made a deathbed confession that he
killed an aged couple at Black Earth
years ago for money, and afterwards
burned their home and bodies.
Dies for Dove.
Stillwater, Minn.—Edmund F. Lotz j
aged 30 years, son of James D. Uotz, of •
this city, committed suicide at Huch
inson, Minn.. Wednesday, after, it is
reported, he had attempted to shoot a
Miss Dunbar, his fiancee.
WINTER WHEAT CROP WILL
ESTIMATE OF H. V. JONES.;
Government Expert Figures Cereal i
Will Show au Increase of 60,
000,000 Bushels Over Yield
of Last Year.
Minneapolis, Minn.—National pros
perity far in advance of the high
est known reearJs is emphatically ;
indicated in ine *rop estimate of H. V.
Jones, crop estimator, who gave out ,
his annual bulletin at noon Thursday.
The winter waeat production of the
I'nite-l States he gives as 420,000,000
bushels, 60,1100,000 bushels over last j
year, and the record crop of winter
wheat ever produced. Cotton and corn
are in exceedingly good condition, and ;
with a ho: July and August may aho
break the record; but nothing but a
wet harvest can lower the wheat crop,
says the Jones estimate.
In company with John Inglis. Mr.
Jones has just completed a careful
tour ot the winter wheat producing re
gions of the country. Grain merchants
and railrc&ds throughout the country
awaited the publication of his report
with great interest.
The crop of Illinois is estimated at
28,000,000 bushels, of Indiana 38,000,000..
and Ohio 32,000,000, all much in excess
of last year. Michigan is slightly be
hind. The west and southwest double
I poa- the crop production the whole
material prosperity of the country for
the year depends, the report proceeds,
and especially the welfare of the rail
roads, which are peculiarly dependent
on the crops. Wide extension through
out the northwest and southwest is in
dicated, and general expansion.
The report gives Texas this year 14,
000,000 bushels, or twice the yield of
last year; Oklahoma, 28,000,00! hush- j
els, or more than double the yield of i
last year, and a record crop for the
new state; Indian Territory, 4,000,000 |
bushels; Kansas, 72,000,000 bushels, i
about the same as last year; Nebraska,
35,000,000, bushels about the same as
last year; Missouri, 30,000,000 bushels,
same as last year.
California it given 20.000,000 bushels,
or twice last year's crop. On this
basis the southwest raises about 25,
000,000 bushels more than last year.
The southern and eastern statas and
Oregon make up the balance, all the
states having a good average yield ex
cept Michigan, which is probably the
lightest in average yield. For Oklaho
ma government acreage is increased in
this estimate 400,000 bushels.
ROOSEVELT OUT OF RACE
President Will Not Be a Candidate for
Reelection During Next
Colorado Springs. Col.—W. A.
Conant, of this city, who was a
delegate from New York to the first
national Republican convention more
than 50" years ago. recently wrote a
letter to President Roosevelt asking if
he intended being a candidate for the
presidency at the expiration of his
present term. Mr. Conant has just re
ceived the following reply;
“My Dear Mr. Conant: The president
thanks you for your letter of the 17th
instant and cordially appreciates your
kind expressions concerning himself.
He says, however, that you will have
to vote for some other Republican can
didate next time. Conveying to you
the president's best wishel'. I am,
sincerely yours, Wiliiam Lceb, Jr.,
secretary to the president.
Michigan Mine Strike Settled.
Bay City, Mich.—The differences ;
which have existed between the coal :
operators and miners of the Michigan j
district since March last were formal- j
Iv settled Tuesday afternoon at a j
joint conference. The scale of T90S, |
carrying an advance of 5.55 per cent.. !
was adopted. The initiation fee, which |
the union had placed at $50. was re- !
duced to $25, $10 to be paid down and I
the balance a the rate of $2.50 each !
pay day. The mines will be reopened j
at once. The new agreement holds
until April 1, 1908.
Board Illegal for Years.
Peoria. 111.—Judge Worthington In
the circuit court here Thursday
morning handed down a decision
declaring that the election of member.
of the Peoria school board has b:en j
illegal for the pafet 25 years. The
opinion Is a result Of ' proceedings j
brought to oust eight hold-over rnem- j
bers of the board. There will he an- j
other election called immediately to
select a new school board. Failure to
allow the-city council to call elections
in the past v.as the basis of the deci
J. N. Free Is Dead.
Toledo, O.—J. N. Free, known ail I
over the country as the “Immortal .1.
N.,” died Wednesday at the Toledo
state hospital for the insane. For
years ha traveled all over the United
States, paying neither hotel bills nor
-— . !
Respite for Murderer.'’'
Columbus, O.—Dr. Haugh. of Dayton,
sentenced to be electrocuted for killing
three people, won’t die at least until
the snow flies. The supreme court sus
tained the tr.c-tion for leave to file a pe
tition in error.
Noted Churchman Dead.
San Anselmo. Cal.—Rev. William
Alexander. D. D. LL. D„ professor of
church history in the Presbyterian the
ological seminary, died at his home
here Friday. He was horn in Pennsyl
,,onfp iti 1WV
DEATH UNDER CIRCUS TENT
WINDSTORM CAUSES CANVAS TO
Two Deaths, One Fatally Injured and
Seven Others Sustaining Bruises
Summary of Casualties.
Aurora, 111.—Ten thousand people
were thrown into a wilu panic Fri
day afternoon during the perform
ance of Ringiing Bros.' circus in thia
city when a violent and sudden wind
storm partly ‘wrecked the lna.n tent.
Swinging quarter poles, lifted from
the ground by the swaying canvas,
mowed oown people in scores from
their seats. One man was instantly
killed—a cripple, who was unable to
save himseit—another man died of
fright as he hurried from the scene of
terror with his family, and seven per
sons were injured, at least one of
There were present in the tent at
the time holiday people from all sec
tion;* or Kane county, l'he schools in
Aurora uni in the rural regions and
in neighboring towns were ci.sed for
the summer, and it was a gala crowd,
including many children, that u-sem
bled for the circus. The acc-iden; cast
the town into gloom.
Fifteen elephants ^rere going through
their performance in the three huge
rings of the circus when the wind, by
t peculiar freak, tore a 5b foot hole in
the c-euter of the top of the great teat.
Instantly the big beasts began wird
trumpeting as they huddled in the cen
ter of the tent and added to the .terror
cause 1 by the coliapse of the canvas.
The lions and tigers and other wild
beasts in the animal tent adjoining, al
though the canvas over them remained
intad, were driven crazy with fear by
the happing canvas, the noisy ele- 1
phant3. and the shrieks of the panic
stricken people. That more persons
were not hurt is regarded as almost
A rescue force was organized quickly
and men began pulling people out
from under the seats, and the crowd, |
for til-'- most part unhurt, made its way
out through the side walls, some of j
which had been torn open by the wind.
The tent was emptied in an incredibly
short time, some persons said in less
than three minutes, though others said 1
the time exceeded five minutes.
RICH YOUTHS ROB MANSION
Young Han Out on a Lark Lands in
Jail and Implicates Compan
ion in Burglary.
Pittsburg, Pa.—Frank S. Galey,
son ol Mrs. Samuel Galey, widow
of a millionaire oil operator, was
arrested Thursday night and is locked
up, charged with an attempt to 1
rob the residence of James B. Laugh- j
lin, president of the Jcnes & Laugh- j
lin Steel company.
Others were implicated in the mat
ter. and while Galey is the only one I
under arrest, search is being made for
others, among them Joseph Boyd, also j
son of a millionaire.
The young men had been subpoenaed ;
as witnesses in the superior court, but
the trial for which their testimony
was to be taken, did not come up.
A visit was made to a cafe near the
court he use, and It is said that while
in the cafe, Boyd suggested the rob
bing of the Laughlin home as a lark.
The Laughlin home Is in the fash
ionab'le East end section of Pittsburg.
The family is out of the city at pres
Later, while in the lockup. Galey i
confessed to breaking into the Laugh- :
lin home and implicated Boyd.
Gloats Over Army Agitation.
St. Petersburg.—M. Gamarteli, a
member from the Caucasus, expressed
satisfaction at the fact that the revo
lutionary agitation in the army and M.
Feodorovsky in behalf of the ministry,
repudiated the assertion that there
was dissatisfaction in the army. A
priest named Afanasieff. implored the
Cossacks to cease being the scourges
of Russia, and to join the Russian
masses in the movement for freedom.
State to Make Acohol.
Topeka, Kan.—Gov. E. W. Hoch is
in lavor of the establishment of a state
denatured alcohol distillery in Kan
sas. "Such a distillery," said the gov
ernor. "would furnish uifeans for em
ploying a large number of convicts.
It would have the same effect that
was expected of the oi! refinery meas
ure. in that it would reduce the price
of light and tuel to consumers.”
SitrucK by a Train.
Bellefontaine, O.—John Burke and
wife and baby, traveling by wagon
from Indiana to Bucyrus. O.. were
struck by an Ohio Centra! train
v/est cf here Wednesday and all fa
tally injured. Burke was asleep on the
seat holding the baby in his arms,
and Mrs, E'.tirke was lying on the bot
tom of the wagon when the train hit
Traction Hen's Pay Raised.
Springfield, O.—A general increase in
wages of all the employes of traction
lines of the new Morgau syndicate, has
been announced. The advance will
average seven cents an hoar. .
Flood liars King’s Birthday.
London.—Most -of the arrangements
for the public observance of King Ed
ward's birthday were canceled because
of -the severe rainstorm. Mote than
two inches of rain fell in London in
Advance Insurance Rates.
San Jose. Cal.—On the authority of
the president of the San .Tore board of
underwriters, th? announcement is
made that the insurance nt‘3 in San
Jose will be raised from Z-t to 100 pet
Murder and Suicide.
Comfort, Tex.—In the presence of
guests at the
to have married
Safety Appliance Suits.
Washington. — Attorney General
j Moody has directed that suits be
brought against a large number ol
railroads for violation of the safety ap
pliance law through failure to keep
their equipment in proper condition.
Must Fumigate Warships.
New Orleans.—Warships from sus
pected yellow fever ports which enter
the Mississippi river must submit to
the same quarantine regulations as
any other vessel, according to decision
of the Louisiana board of health.
Girls’ Dormitory Burned.
Knoxville. Tenn—The girls' dormi
tory of Knox County Industrial school,
'just beyond the city’r limits, was total
ly destroyed by fire Thursday. ' Fifty
eight girls sleeping in the building es
caped without injury.
Peoria School Board Illegal.
Peoria, ill.—judge Worthington Id
the circuit court here Thursday morn
ing handed down a decision declaring
that the election of members of the
Peoria ’ school board has been Illegal
for the past 25 years.
XllKiilCLk A*iU( ill.
Paterson, :v. J.—Two firemen were
seriously injured, eight horses burned
and- $50Jjt»0 worth of property de
stroyed Thui-sday by a Are at the
yards of the A. Hubbard Lumber com
Jap Laborers Are Hurt.
Cheyenne, Wyo.—A high wind Thurs
day blew over a train of 11 cars a!
Weir. The cars were used as charters
for Japanese laborers. Tweuty of the
Japanese were injured, seven of them
TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT BY LAST
TAWHEY ANALYZES THE LIST
Total Appropriations for This Session
$830,183,301 — Nearly Hundred and
Forty Millions Not Chargeable to
Budget Next Year.
of the house appropriation committee
made the following statement as to
the appropriations V. r the fiscal year
"The total appioprlations made at
this session of congress, including
those carried in the regular appropria
tion act. all deficiencies. miscellaneous
matters and permanent annual approp
riations, aggregate $880,183,301.
"This is an apparent increase of $60,
000.000 over the appropriations made
at the iast session of congress.
"This is more than accounted for in
the three following items:
“For the Isthmian canal, $42,447,000;
under the statehood bill, $10,250,000;
Toward the construction of new build
ings authorized at this session, $10,321,
000. making a total of $63,018,000 to
which might proper*:.' be added $5,000,
000 for San Francisco.
"Other notable increases are $3,o00,
000 for inspection of meat products and
$1(1.600.000 on account of the. postal
"The total apparent appropriations
Bsacie at this session. $380,183,301, do
not constitute in their JnUrety a
charge against the revenues of the
government for the next fiscal year,
for the reason that there must ne de
ducted deficiencies that are*chargeable
to the service of the current year anu
to meet the expenditures already in
curred on account thereof, approximat
ing at least $35,000,000. This sum in
cludes $16,000,000 for the Isthmian
"There should also be deducted $57,
000.000 for the sinking fund, which
may or may not be met in whole or in
part, as it is purely a matter of discre
tion with the secretary of the treasury
to utilize the surplus for that purpose.
"There should also be deducted $22,
000,000. wnich is estimated and In
cluded in the whole sum of appropria
tions to be paid out of deposits of na
tional banks in redemption of circulat
ing notes of banks. The deposits are
not credited as a pan of the revenues
of the government, and therefore re
demptions made from the fund thus
arising should not be charged to ex
"The $25,456,415 appropriations for
work on the isthmian canal is payable
from or reimbursab'e to the treasury
out of bonds that are authorized to be
sold for that purpose and should also
be deducted from the approriationse foi
"The sums mentioned amount to
more than $139,000,000 and when de
ducted lea’ e apparent appropriations ot
only $741,000,000 to be met out of the
revenues of the next fiscal year.
"In my judgment the ordinary rev
enues of the next fiscal year will
amount to at least 1600,000,000. Tht
postal revenues are estimated at $181,
973,000 for 1907. making the total ap
parent resources of the government foi
next year not less than $78i ,573,000;
or at least $40,000,000 in excess of ap
propriations that may be chargee
SESSION AT AN END.
Both Houses of Congress Adjourn Sat
urday Night at Ten O’clock.
WASINGTON — Promptly at If
o'clock Saturday night Vice Presidenl
Fairbanks in the senate and Speakei
Cannon in the house declared the flDa‘
adjournment of the first session of tht
For the first time congress ad
Journed on the day which closed the
fiscal year. Other sessions had ad
journed before and some after June 3ft
but the Fifty-ninth congross ended its
first session on the day when the gov
ernment strikes its balances anc
closes its books. There were some ia
teresting features to mark the end
which came when there was less that
a quorum in either house. Many sena
tors and representatives, believing that
the adjournment would come early it
the day. made arrangements to lean
in the afternoon and did not rentals
for the ’losing scenes.
Thompson in New Quarters.
MEXICO CITY—Minister Thompsor
has moved the Aerican embassy to s
papafial building on Congress avenue
a house of recent construction with
twenty rqpms and ample accommcda
tions for the growing work of the em
bassv. The United States has never be
fore had its diplomats so handsome!)
housed. The old quarters in Buenr
Vista had been occupied some nin«
American residents in the large in
terior cities will observe the Fourth Oi
July with ball3, picnics, reading of tht
Declaration of Independence anr
Tourists in a Wreck.
SALISBURY.-England—Driving at a
mad pace over the London Southwest
era railway,’the American line express
carrying torty-three of the steame:
New York's passengers from Plymouth
to Ixmdon. plunged from the trad
just afte- passing the station here a
Lfi' Sunday morning and mangled tc
death in its wreckage twenty-three pas
sengers, who sailed tram New York oi
June 23. and four of the trainmen Be
sides Jhose to whom death cam*
speedily u dozen persons were injured
New Town on Mount Vesuvius.
NAPLESS—The duke and dnebess oi
Aosta an-1 the local officials ascende*
Mt. Vesuvius to lay the cornerstone *
the new village of Ottajano. The affai
was marked with g-eat enthusiasm, i
large number of people from San Guis
seppe, Sorama, Santanna and other vil
lages injured by the eruption of th«
volcano last AprU witnessing the cere
mony. The weather, however, was ui»
favorable, there being a heavy rain
storm, with lightning and thunder, ani
the heat being oppressive.
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