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LOUP CITY. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY. MARCH 19. 19US
LESS CMS ME IDLE
INDICATIONS THAT BUSINESS
SITUATION IS IMPROVING.
OTHER FACTORS ENCOURAGING
Many Iron and Steel Mills Are Run
n;ng ana Money Rates Are on
New York- Tin* prevailing opinion
reflected in f!i»- liuuncial district Iasi
week was of increased confidence that
rue condition of affairs was mending.
Evidences wcr* not universal that con
traction had run ils course, but from
fields that w re considered most sig
nificant the .signs of betterment were
accepted a- I“s*iniony hat the situa
tion was shaping owards improvement.
Figures compiled by the American
Railway association of the number of
idle freight c;i - showed a progressive
reduction for the last two fomigh'.ly
returns. These figures were highly in
fluential in shaping opinion on the
general situation. uttering reports
'if resumption of work bv factories
v. inch had suspended or largely re
duced operations during the depth of
the depression, although mixed with
evidence of further curtailment in
oilier directions, were a cheering fac
tor Especially in he iron and steel
trade the reports of reopenings were
notable. A recovery from the price
of copper, w hid had been failing since
rhe decision to : eopcn the Butte cop
per production, gave some reassurance
to the confidence in improvement in
that trade, which was expressed in the
reopening in Montana.
The declining money rates here and
abroad were a:i element in the situa
tion and the discrepancy in money
ntes here and in Europe induced some
investment of foreign funds in New
York This was mostly confined to
"high-grade mortgage securities and to
some takings of mercantile paper.
Buying for foreign account was per
ceptible, however, in the stock market
and the presence in foreign capitals
of some of the most influential Ameri
can financiers revived the supposition
'hat foreign buying of stocks were not
unrelated to this circumstance. The
easing of the money market and the
..tirring of activity in stocks brought
into consideration the subject of finan
cial needs of the great corporation
which remain unsupplied and w hick
iiisuie a1 temp s to float new issu - of
securities in the near future. The
market for existing bonds was studied
to discern a reflection of this move
ment in the general bond market, but
resulted somewhat disappointing. The
bond market lacked breadth and the
prices at which seasoned bonds are
still selling do not make a propitious
condition for the offering of new se
Paid Game Law Violation.
Bassett, Neb.—Heinrich Thomsen
of Burton, Keyn Paha county, is a
w iser but poorer man. Thomsen runs
a creuniur.v and shipped butter to Chi
cage. He has been suspected for some
time of breaking the game laws and
recent. shipment of nine tubs of butt**!
was examined and resulted hi finding
ii. one tuti a dozen prairie chicken.
coiled covered with a calf hide. Eleven
more chickens were found in hi?
creamery. Thomsen plead guilty and
was fined $115 and costs.
Plea Made for Pure Food.
Washington—An urgent plea for
pure food in the household was made
o Dr. Wiley, chief of the bureau of
chemistry of the department of agri
culture, in an address before the in
ternational congress for the welfare
of the child, which is being held un
der the auspices of the national moth
ers' congress. Dr. Wiley emphasized
ihe importance of the mothers of the
country being eternally vigilant as to
the source of food products that come
into their homes for use.
Will Pierce the Andes.
Kanliagci! Chili—The minister of
public works and a committee of
\merican engineers attended the in
auguration ceremonies of the Chilean
section of the Truns-Andean tunnel,
;n connection with the railway from
‘Jfrica. Chile, to La Paz, Bolivia. The
tunnel vil! pierce the summit of the
Andes anti will be the highest in the
New Rifles for Militia.
Washington—General Crozier. chief
of ordnance of the army, has complet
ed arrangements for the isssue of the
new Springfield rifle. 30 caliber. 191*3
model, fitted for 1906 ammunition, to
tbt organized militia of all the states
and territories under the iaw govern
ing such issue. A letter was sent to
the adjutants general of all the states
and territories that have not yet been
suppplied. stating readiness of th
department to furnish the number
needed and explaining how they may
Lincoln's Telegraph Operator Killed.
Binghampion. N. Y.—Dewitt Ful
ler of Hancock, who, it is said, was
private telegraph operator for Presi
dent Lincoln during the civil war, was
killed on the Erie tracks at Nar
Big Steel Plant to
MOVEMENT OF THE Fi_EET
Battleships Will Return Via the Suez
Washington—Admiral Evans’ battle
ship fleet, alter leaving San Fran
cisco will visit Hawaii. Samoa. Mel
bourne and Sydney, Australia, the
Philippines and return to New York
by way of the Suez canal.
Secretary Metcalf announced the fu
ture movements of the fleet after the
cabinet meeting. It will leave San
Francisco on July (i. "for our Pacific
posession." as Mr. Metcalf styled it
The vessels will first touch at Hawaii,
where they will coal. After that they
will go to Samoa, following this up
bj a visit to Australia, where they
will stop at the cities of Melbourne
and Sydney, the invitation of the Aus
tralian government to visit that
country having been supplemented li
a more cordial one from the British
ambassador. Mr. Bryce.
Leaving Australia, the vessels are
to go to Manila, aud while in the
Philippines the annual fall target
pract'-'e will be held. Thence the re
turn ’’ be made to the United
States i ay of the Suez canal, stop
ping onl. at such ports as are neces
sary for coaling purposes.
The date of the return to the states
is dependent entirely upon the amount
of time required for the target prac
tice in the Philippines. The visits of
the battleships to Puget Sound will be
made some time between the conclu
sion of the grand review in San Fran
cisco bay on May 8 and the date of
the sailing over the Pacific.
The following congratulatory tele
gram. signed liy Secretary Metcalf,
was sent to Rear Admiral Evans:
“The department congratulates you
and the men and officers of the At
lantic fleet on the termination of the
voyage to the Pacific in exact accord
ance witli the itinerary and also upon
the efficiency of the ships and the
time of the arrival at Magdalena
On behalf of President Roosevelt
the nav; department also sent con
gratulations to Admiral Evans on the
arrival of the fleet and the splendid
record it had made.
Orders were issued at the navy de
partment assigning officers to duty
in connection with the fitting out of
torpedo boats Davis, Farragut and
Fox. These vessels are now at the
Mare Island navy yard out of commis
sion. When ready for service they
will be placed in commission and are
expected to participate in the grand
review in San Francisco bay on
STATE LOSES ITS PASS CASE.
Judge Thomas at Columbus Directs
Verdict for Union Pacific.
Columbus—Judge Thomas directed
a verdict against the state of Nebraska
in the physicians' pass case, in which
the state was prosecuting Dr Martin
for accepting a pass from the Union
Pacific. The case was prosecuted by
County Attorney Hensley, assisted by
Judge Sullivan, special counsel em
ployed by the state.
GRAFTERS ARE FOUND GUILTY.
All Defendants in Pennsylvania Cap
itol Uasss Convicted.
Karisburg, pa.—The jury m the
first of the capitol conspiracy cases to
be tried gave a verdict of guilty as to
every cue of tin lour men who have
been on trial iieu for the last seven
weeks, a? cr six hours’ deliberation.
There were two ballots taken, hut the
jury c'id not come into court until two
hvurs after leaeii.ng a conclusion. Mo
t uks fcr new trials were made.
Leaders Called Together.
New Turk—Announcement of what
is declared will be the most important
conference of national labor leaders
ever held was made Friday by the
executive council of the American
Federation of Labor. Over 100 na
tional amd international unions, it is
stated, will be represented at the
meeting, which is called to be held in
Washington on Wednesday of next
week Planning of new tactics on
account of the many court decisions
against the unions is said to be the
subject for consideration.
Japs Will Cctonize Corea.
Washington—According o mail ad
vice.-, rot died «n Washington iron
tne orient. Japanese peasants with
their families, in large numbers, are
to be sent yearly to Corea The state
ment is made tha' the proposed Japa
nese-Corea colonial company shall
send about 40,00b peasants.
Iowa Leading at St. Paul.
St. Paul—In the national convention
of creamery and buttermakers today
A. Chritensen of Royal, la., won first
rdace in the gathered cream division
A. M. Whitney of Whitmore, la., cap
tured one of the association cups for
Bank at Tyro, Kan., Robbed.
Coffeyrille, Kan.—Three handits
held up and robbed the bank at Tyro.
Kan., securing $2,500, after which
they fled towards the Oklahoma line.
One of the robbers guarded the out
side while the other two secured the
PRISON FOR BANKER WALSH.
Judge Anderson Sentences Him to
Five Years for His Acts.
Chicago—John R. Walsh, former
president of the Chicago National bank
of this city, who was convicted of il
legal use of the funds of the institu
tion. has been denied a new trial by
Judge Anderson in the United States
district court and sentenced to serve
five years in the federal penitentiary
at Fort Leavenworth. Motion and
argument for a new trial was over
THE B'RD: MUST I MOVE AGAIN?
SECRETARY TAFT IS CHOICE
NEBRASKA REPUBLICANS HAVE
NO OTHER NAME TO PRESENT.
Selection of Representatives at Large
and District to the National Con
vention, Resolutions. Etc.
• ;• • ••• mu *J'NHge S’: -Idun
Sennit*! Non i> liMkfrn.
V1 -In- K .'*•« .
AI!*t, \Y Fi-ln
ALTERNATES-AT - LARGE.
A P. Ibinkin. M. FI H'n»etr»ll.
I. Baright P. n\ H M&r!.,.
I ! r*s. All «%mn tes.
Klrner J Burkett .T \ M. PHerrir,.
J. A. .Aivrds. N*i! ’i!an Muksk lni::n.
>f. T. 7>>arn«*«l. .1 l*. Wilson.
A : ;ir « ' Smith. John Whit*-.
W X T f J. r Klliolt
Frrmk P Voter. U»: i Wrigi.:
T. K. 'VV;ii;uu>. W. I*
Sui’.Miel Kinak» i. John Skinner
V. W St**rn«-. .A J J. eisoi .
J P. (Lilii.'iiil •' Kaley.
. * Sixth District
* * »">. Snydoi T F i .•mr
W. A <J**orge H. J Winner.
Sf-ond Pisiric t — Nation Bernstein, j
Third iMst ift—John P. liiton. 1': *
Fourth 1 fistrlrt -P. H Sloan, lieneva.
Fifth Ihsir i- i—V A. Bure. tI» onhli<an
Sixth I»ist i j. t—P A. Sibtev. < ':v:'is.
Omaha.—The republican stare con
vention made choirs of delegates. both
a: large and di.-Trict. a above given.
The convention was harmonious
throughout and was for Taft for pres
ident first, last and all the time. Re
solutions were adopted a number of
speeches made and all business at
tended to quickly without any fric
tion. Judge Haywood, chairman of,
the state central committee, called the
convention to order.
The convention selected Dan Xet
! tleton of Clay as temporary chairman
and C. B Anderson of Crete for per
manent chairman. For secretaries
j the chair announced J. V. Craig C.
j H. Phelps and T. H. Pratt.
Resolutions adopted favor policy of
| President Roosevelt and demand nom
i ination of a successor committed to
| continuation of the same as follows:
"While we realize tha' our parry is
! rich in statesmanship, we nevortbc
| less declare our belief that the ean
| dictate who best meets the demands
j of the hour is Hon. 'William Howard
i Taft, of Ohio. Possessing personal.
I moral and intellectual endowments of
a high order to these he adds a judi
cial and administrative training that
nre-eminentlv fits him for the world
wide duties that devolve upon our
| executive. Therefore, he it
‘Resolved, That the delegate- so
■ leered hy this convention to the na
tional convention be and are hereby
ns, meted to vote Jor William Howard
Taft for president and to give him
their support until he is nominated"
The convention declared in favor of
I revision of the tariff; endorsed the
work of Nebraska senators and con
gressmen: points with pride to the
j work of the last legislature; endorse
: the businesslike administration of
! Gov. Sheldon and his associates in
, executive departments; declares for
I ati increase ip. the number of judges
i of the supreme court to the end that
] important business may receive
Papers Served on Thaw.
Mattewan. N. Y.—Papers in the suit
of Evelyn N'esbit Thaw for the annul
ment of her marriage with Harry K.
Thaw was served upon Thaw at the
insane asylum. As the same time a
copy of the summons and complaint,
was delivered to Superintendent Lamb
j of the asylum.
Throws 900 Out of Work.
Boston. Mass—Except one depart -
| ment, the Roxbury Carpet company's
I plant was closed for an indefinite
period, throwing 900 employes otr of
A Banker Convicted.
Washington—Robert N. Harper,
banker and drug manttacr.nrer, was
convicted of vioiatttig'the federal pure
food and drug law by the manufac-J
ture and sale of a pharmaceutical
preparation or compound which was
DISCHARGED NEGRO TROOPS
REPORT OF MAJORITY AND MI
The President. Whose Action is Fully
Justified. Desires Reinstatement
of Innocent Men.
Washington — Reports from the
e» mmittee on military affairs were
presented to the senate in regard to
the affair at Brownsville. Tex., which
resulted in the discharge without
honor of three companies of negro
soldiers of the Twenty-fifth infantry.
At the tint*' a message was received
from the president tailing attention
to the fact that the testimony taken
by tlie committee sustains his posi
tion in discharging the negro soldiers.
He recommends extension of the time
for re-enlistment of the discharged
men who might he found not to fall
within the terms of the order.
There were four reports from the
comniiu-e. the majority being signed
by Senators Warren, Lodge, Warner,
Dupont, Taliaferro, Foster, Ovei .t.an
Frazer and McCreary A minority re
port was signed b> Senators Foraker,
Seott. Bulkeley and Hemenway.
The maojrity report found as fol
•In the opinion of the committee
the shooting was done by some of the
soldiers belonging to the .’wentv-fifth
infantry; that the testimony fails to
identify the particular soldier or sol
diers who participated in the affray.
It is stated that there is considerable
contradiction in the testimony, but
that taken as a whole and reconciling
it wherever possible it proves the
case outlined in the majority's de
The principal minority report was
pvesen-ed by Senator Scott and takes
the position that if has been impossi
ble to ascertain who did the shooting
and makes the recommendation that
the negio soldiers be restored.
Senator Forakers report declares
thai the testimony of the eye wit
ness against the soldiers is not re
liable and that no motive for their
alleged conneection with the affray
had been shown. He summed up as
"That it wholly fails to identify the
particular individuals or any of them
who participated in the shooitng: that
it fails to show that any of the dis
charged soldiers of the Twenty-fifth
infantry had entered into any agree
ment or so-eailed "conspiracy of si
lence" or that they withheld informa
tion possessed by them for the shoot
ing; ihat the testimony is contradic
tory and not sufficient to sustain the
charge that the soidlers were con
nected with the shooting and that the
weight of the evidence shows that
none of the negro soldiers partici
pated in the affray."
Letter Carriers Win Fight.
Washington—Determined and per
sistent assaults on the postoffice ap
propriation bill in the house Wednes
day insulted in the amplification of
that measure in many important
parrs, despite the protests of Chair
man Overstreet and the committee.
The tetter carriers have finally won
their long fight for $1,200 salaries
when the amendment by Mr. Goebel
(O.) granting the same was adopted.
The house also allowed an additional
$25.0<>i for clerks in first-class offices.
Assemblyman for Freedom.
Manila—Assemblyman Juan Villa
mor introduced a resolution in the as
sembly to instruct the Philippine del
egates at Washington to ask congress
how long it will he before independ
ence will he granted to the islands.
The resolution Was finally withdrawn.
Evelyn Starts Her Suit.
New York—Mrs. William C. Thaw
was serevd here Wednesday with pa
pers in which she is made co-defen
dant with her son, Harry K. Thaw, in
the action instituted by the latter’s
wife, Kvelyn Nesbit Thaw', to annul
their marriage. As Harry Thaw is
an inmite of an insane asylum, he is,
in theieyes of the law. legally dead
and tbi^ next of kin becomes techni
cally th«- actual defendant in the case.
An auejnpt was also made to serve
»w at Ifatteawan by a mag
REPORT SETTING FORTH MOVE
MENT OF CROPS.
MUCH OF WHEAT IS MARKETED
Farrrers Hold Fifty-Eight Million
Bushels Less Than Last Year—Is
Below Ten Years' Average.
Washington—The crop reporting
hoard of the Department of Agricul
ture in a bulletin issued Tuesday
places the quantity of wheat in fann
ers' aands on March. 1. 1908, a: about
22.8 per cent, equivalent to 148.721,00(1
bushels of last year’s crop, as com
pared with 28.1 per cent of 200.044.000
bushels of the 1906 crop on hand
March 1. 100", and 24.0 per cent of
155.2G8.00n bushels the average for
the last t. n years of the quantity of
the crop on hand on March 1. It is
estimated that about 58.0 per cent of
The crop will be shipped oir of the
county where grown, compared with
58.1 per cent of the 1006 crop.
1 he avcnisii for the quantity 01 coin
In farmers' hands on March 1, 1908,
is estimated as :’.7.1 per cent, equiva
lent to 962.429.000 bushels of last
vears' crop, a^- compared with 44." per
cent or 1.298.000.090 bushel.- of the
1906 crop on hand March 1. 1907 and
119.4 per cent or 882.707.000 bushels
the average for the last ten years of
the quantity of the crop on hand
March 1. It is estimated that about
18.0 per cent of the crop will lie
shipped out tif counties where grown,
as compared with 23.2 per cent of the
1906 crop and 19.7 per cent, the aver
age for tile last ten years, so shipped
out. Tin- proportion of the total crop
which is merchantable is estimated a
77.7 pet conr of the 1907 crop. 89.1 per
cent of the 1906 crop, and 84.2 as the
average of the last ten years.
The quantity of oa's in fanners
hands on Match 1. 1908. is estimated
as 35.fi per cent, equivalent to 267.476.
000 bushels, of last year's crop, as
compared with 39.8 pei cent (384.461,
000 hushelsi of the 1906 crop on hand
March 1. 1907. and 37.3 per cent (311.
! 625,000 bushels), the average of the
last t<m years of the quantity of The
crop on hand March 1. It is estimated
that about 28.0 per cent of the crop
will be shipped out of the counties
where grown, as compared with 27.6
per cent of the 1906 crop, and 27.4 per
cent, the average for the last ten years
so shipped out.
SOLDIERS GET HOUSEWIVES.
Order of War Department Adds to
Equipment of Enlisted Men.
Washington — The recent order
which supplies to an army recruit
upon his enlistment a full kit of toilet
articles, has run the gauntlet of ju
dicial construction and has been sus
tained. As a result this is what the
enlisted man gets in addition to his
regular outfit: Razor, brushes for hair,
teeth, shaving and shoes, comb, polish
for black and tan shoes, two towels,
toilet soap, whiskbroom and last, but
not least, “one housewife." The house
wife is‘explained to be a neat little
case containing thread, needle, but
tons and patches.
Harry Orchard's Trial Soon.
Boise, Idaho — Harry Orchard,
charged with the murder of ex-Gov
eitor Frank Steunenberg, will be tak
en from the state penitentiary at Cald
well Tuesday and his case will Ik- call
ed. It is probable that a definite date
for his trial will be fixed.
Harriman Makes Rate Cut.
Portland. Ore.—The heaviest cut in
steamship rates on this coast in years
was made Tuesday when the Harri
man people announced a first-class
rate between Portland and San Fran
cisco of Sid end a sec'-ntd-Mass
of Su. The North Pacific Steamship
company. Harriman's principal com
petitor, will doubtless meet the cut.
CAR SITUATION IS IMPROVING.
Fewer Idle Ones Than at Last Collec
tion of statistics.
New York—That the decline in rail
road traffic, which reached such heavy
proportions in January, was checked
I early in February, is indicated by the
most recent reports of the committee
on car efficiency of the American Rail
way association, which siiows That the
number of idle cars in the United
States and Canada was smaller by
over 20,000 cars on February 10 than
it had been two weeks earlier.
NIGHT RIDERS RUN WILD.
Numerous Instances of Violence
Throughout Tobacco District.
Clarksville, Tenn.—Near Woodford,
about fifteen miles from this city.
Brown Bennett, a young man. the son
of an association tobacco prizer. was
found in the public road in a dying
condition, with a bullet hole through
his head. Near Beunett were two
dead horses and three empty shot
guns. It is believed the young man
was attacked bv night riders.
Move for Tariff Revision.
Washington — a movement has
started among the farmers of Ne
i braska toward tariff revision. Peti
tions are reaching members of the
Nebraska delegation asking that some
action te taken that will make a
start toward revision.
Fort Keogh to Be Abandoned.
Washington--Secretary Taft has
signed an order for the abandonment
of the military post known as Fort
Keogh, Montana. The post is not
needed for the accommodation of tho
trvopa ef that section.
ASKS MARRIAGE ANNULMENT i
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw Will Proceed in
New York—Evelyn Nesbit Thaw will
institute proceedings for the annul
meut of her marriage to Harry K
Thaw. The action will be based on
the allegation that the defendant wat
insane when the union was con
Meted. Thaw purposes to defend the
suit. The papers in the case will be
served some time Wednesday and an
early trial is expected. In the mean
time the two. by mutual agreement,
will remain apart.
In official statements by counsel for
both parties was confirmed the long
suspected culmination in the wedded
lives of Stanford White's slayer and
the woman whose story in his defense
brought her an unhappy notoriety a
wide as the reading world. For weeks
it had been gossiped that a divorce
was imminent and even during Thaw s
last trial throughout which his wife
stood gamely by him. it was pretty
generally believed that, whatever th'"
outcome for the prisoner, the two
would never again live together. These
reports were frequently based on ru
mored opposition io ihe young wom<.
.n the pan of the Thaw family. In
their statements counsel denied that
Mrs. William Thaw. Harry's mother
had taken any part in ’he proposed
Colonel Franklin Bartlett. counsel
for the elder Mrs Thaw, made a stab
merit in which he said there was no
truth in the reports tha1 detectives
employed by Mrs. William Thaw had
had her daughter-in-law under sur
veillanee for months. As to a possible
separation. Colonel Bartlett said: “The
matter is inchoate. There is every
disposition on the part of the clients
[ to be fair and jus* toward Evelyn
Thaw and to male liberal provision
for her suptiort and even more than
: that. Harry K. Thaw has sought a
reconciliation and has not desired that
his wife should leave him. but site
‘ desires a permaneir severance of the
marital relations. An' thought of
espionage upon the young Mrs. Thaw
would be abhorrent to Mrs. William
Thaw and has not at any time been
entertained by her
Soon after Colonel Barnett's inter
view* became public A Russell Pea
body. personal counsel to Thaw, left
for Matteawan. where since his last
trial Thaw has been confined in the
! asylum for the criminal insane. After
a talk with his client Mr. Peabody re
turned to the city late and by appoint
ment met Daniel O'Reilly , one of
i Thaw's former attorneys, who is now
! counsel for Evelyn Thaw.
PRESIDENT TO MOTHERS.
Delegates to International Confer
ence Visit White House.
Washington — The White House
was the scene Tuesday of the formal
opening of the firs: international con
gress on the welfare of the child,
which is being held under the aus
pices of the National Mothers’ con
gress. The 200 delegates, represent
ing all the states and territories, were
received at the White House at 2:tin
o'clock, when President Roosevelt d>
livered to them an address, in which
he declared that he placed the so
ciety ahead of the civil war veterans,
because, he said, in the final analysis
It is the mother who is the better citi
zen than the so'dir- who fights fo*
Man Kills Wife and Self.
Omaha.—A tragedy aas enacted in
the home of R. ,S. Hail. 3260 Farnam
street, when Glen L Rathbun entered
the kitchen at S a n; Tuesday and
shot and killed hi.- wif«. Hattie Rath
bun, a cook in the household, and
then ended his own life by sending a
bullet through his brain. Both for
merly lived in Iowa.
Orchard Admits His Crime.
Caldwell. Idaho—Harry Orchard,
before Judge Fremont Wood, in the
district court, was allowed to with
draw his former piea of not guilty,
entered at his first arraignment by
order of the court, when he stood
mute, and entered another plea of
guilty to the charge of having killed
Mr. Bryan to Sneak.
Denver. Colo—W. J. Bryan has ac
cepted an invitation to be the guest
of the Bryan club >>f this city at a
banquet here on April 6 next. The
banquet will be given in the large
dining room o' Elje.bel tpmpie and tt
is expected over l.tiGO diners will at
Minimum Fine for Rebates.
St. Louts. Mo.—The Frisco road
pleaded guilty to giving rebates on
thirteen counts. Judge Dyer imposed
a fine of $1,000 on each of the thir
teen counts in the indictment. The
fine, amounting to $13,000, is the min
To Raise Naturalization Fee.
Washington—If the house and sen
ate concur in an action taken by the
house committee on immigration and
naturalization in reporting the Burnett
bill, it will cost $10 instead of $5 after
July 1. 1008, for a foreigner to become
a citizen of the United States.
Brownsville Affair Again.
Washington—The final reports of
the committee on military affairs in
relation to the Brownsville affray will
be made to the senate Wednesday.
Senator Warner will present the re
port of the majority of the commit
tee, sustaining action of the president
j in discharging, without honor a hat
| tuliou of the tweniy-nfth infantry, on
! the ground that negro soldiers' had
done the shooting. Senator Foraker
will present the report of the minority,
[ declaring that guilt of the negroes had
not been proved. “•
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
(ILL SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPON
Religious. Social, Agricultural. Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
The Union Pacific has laid off a
number of shop men at Omaha.
License or no license will be the is
sue in many towns in the forthcoming
At the regular meeting of the Sew
ard school board the teachers of the
high school were re-elected for the
coming year, with their salaries in
creased $:> a month.
The resolutions of the Stereo' vpers
and Electrotvper's union of Omaha fa
voring abolition of the duty on paper
pulp was presented by Senator Brows
in the upper house of congress.
Suit has been brought in the dis
trict court of Antelope county by
Bertha May Saxtor against her broth
er-in-law. John R. Saxton of Tildeu
for slander, claiming damages to the
amount of $12,000.
A number of citizens of Humboldt
met at the Presbyterian church q.nd
organized a society to be known as
The Good Citizens' league, the aim of
which shall be the improvemen of
moral conditions of the city.
Murray Putman, a local live stock
fancier, called at the Teoumseh ex
press office with an order for one pig.
Agent R. G. Dryodale insisted on giv
ing him seven. Mr. Putman had
bought a fine brood sow out in the
state and had shipped her to Teoum
seh by express. In 'he night the
stork had invaded the express room.
In answer to a letter written by
State Game Warden Carter to Presi
dent Carter to President Roosevelr,
the United States war department has
issued an order that will close the
grounds of Fort Niobrara to hunters
in all seasons on all kinds of game.
For the last three weeks, says an
Alliance dispatch, west-hound trains
bave been hauling actual settlers .»
to this county and west at an aver
age of about twenty-five emigrant
cars daily. This is the practical re
sults of the advertising done through
out the east last fall and winter ny
the Burlington in its agricultural car.
P. Coursey Richards, who is serv
ing a twelve years' sen; rue for i
crime alleged to have beeu committed
upon his young stepdaughter, has ap
plied to Gov. Sheldon for a pardon
Richards was convicted in 1902 He
was paroled by Gov. Mickey to the
commandant of the soldiers home at
Milford and is at the home now. He
was a soldier of the civil war.
The Nebraska Traveling Men's
Rrvan club will hold a banquet in Lin
coln just before the Denver conven
tion. This was decided at a meeting
last week. The date selected was
July 3. A. V. Johnson of Lincoln,
president of the club, was present and
presided over the meeting. About
thirty members of the organization
were in attendance.
The exhibit car fitted up by the
Burlington with farm products of
western Nebraska, the Big Horn
Basin, Colorado, and Montana, was
on the tracks at Table Rock, and was
visited by a greai many people. The
exhibit was an eye opener to a great
many, who have but crude ideas of
the possibilities of the great new
A Shenandoah nursery has repre
sentatives covering N'emaha county
j gathering catalpa seeds. The men
| ore paid hr the pound and are able
| to make from $0 to $8 per day and
have already shipoed nearly a ton of
seeds. The nursery will grow seed
! lings and sell to parties who desire
I to grow posts, railroad ties and tele
I phone poles. Last fall this one con
cern alone handled thirteen carloads
| of seedlings and did not have enough
j for the demands.
The sixth annual meeting of the
Northeast Nebraska Odd Fellows a
=ociatioo was held at Wakefield.
! Nearly 400 Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
were in attendance. A program was
j given in the Auditorium which was
| free to the public and the house was
I packed. After the program officers
| of the association were elected as
follows: Charles Jones of Hartington.
| president: A. V. Tweed of Ponca vice
; president; H. L. Peck of Randolph.
| secretary. The next meeting will be
| held in Hartington.
John S. Orr was confined in the
j city jail at Lincoln after refusing to
j Plead in the suit brought against him
| by ’State Land Commissiouer Eaton
I *'ho charges him with obtaining
i money under false pretenses. On
was brought back from Crawford by
| city detective James Malone. Eaton
claims that Orr represented himself
as a citizen of Sheridan, Mont., with
a bank account in the Sheridan State
bank. He succeeded in inducing
Eaton to indorse a check which he
j wrote on the Sheridan bank.
Mike Murphy. Hugh Stewart. Gus
Widick. James Btggs and Sam Shultz,
five prosperous farmers living near
Friend, were caught seining fish from
the waters of Turkey creek. Each was
fined $10 and costs.
Nelson Jones and James McKinney
found 272 pounds of copper in a sewer
near the Burlington shops in Pla*ts
mouth which had been hidden there by
someone. It was valued at 855 and
had not been missed by the company.
It has just been ascertained that the
carload lot shipments of York for the
year 1908 was 2.487 cars. This does
oot include freight or part carloads.
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