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VUEL'ME XX V_LOTI* (TTY. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY ■ MARCH 2fi, I’.nis NE'MbEll 20
, IN A me CASE
INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMIS
SION MAKES RULING.
OCEAN IS A FREE HIGHWAY
T-affic Over it Not Subject to Same
RrstHction as Over Railroads.
Which Are Chartered.
Was! ingten—A decision was pro
mulgate bv t!ie inter-state commerce
I commit sun in what probably is the
I most important case which the coni
nlifeio’i for a long time has been
called upon to determine. It is that
of the Cosmopolitan Shipping com
pany. a Philadelphia organization
chartered under the laws of New Jer
r.e> against the Hatnbur-gAmerican
Packet company. the North German
L.'o>d Steamship company, the Wilson
< Hull i lines and the Scandinavian
The complainant's petition was filed
with the commission nearly a year
ago. Some time subsequently the de
f fondants filed a demurrer, attacking
the jurisdiction of the interstate com
merce commission. Oral arguments
or the demurrer wpre heard by the
| commission. Ward W. Pierson appear
ing for tiie Cosmopolitan company ard
; former Senator John C. Spooner.
Judge William G. Choate anil Harring
ton Putnam for the defendants. The
oral arguments were follewed by ex
tensive briefs, which the commission
has had uuder consideration for se\
Hsi oral weeks.
The opinion in the cits*. which is
voluminous, was prepared l»y Com
missioner Franklin 1 ane. It is an
exhaustive discussion of the law bear
ing upon the case and a lucid stato
piPF meat of the conclusions of the com
The decision is peculiarly itupo
tnnt. not because it affects large in
icrests which hitherto have not been
brought before a judicial tribunal of
This country, but because it affects
materially the powers ot the inter
state commerce commission, in brief
and in -ffect. the commission decides
against itself. It holds that it has
no authority over oceanic transporta
“■* von anti thus determines the case ad
versely to the contention of the com
To this claim defendants demu- ed.
on the ground first that the commis
sion has rfb jurisdiction of the su'y rt
matter and no power to pro! ted
against the defendants, anil second
that the complaint sets forth no mat
ter which is cognizable by the com
mission or which it has been given
I authority to remedy.
The commission sustains the de
murrer and directs in an order that
the complaint be dismissed
SENATOR W. J. BRYAN IS DEAD.
Seventh Member of Senate to Die
Since Last March.
Wu kington.—United States Sena
tor William James Bryan of Florida
died at the Providence hospital Sun
day morning of typhoid fever. It was
oul> seventy-three days since lie took
liis seat as the successor of the late
Senator Stephen R. Mallory, who Ui<-d
December 22. and thirty-three days of
that time was spent in his fight
against disease. Several times dur
ing Mr. Bryan s illness his friends
despaired of his recovery, but as late
as Saturday night the reiiort was giv
en out that his condition had taken
a turn for the better. His death Sun
day. therefore, came as a surprise
• and a distinct shock.
Big Robery in Nevada.
Reno. Nev.—Three bandits, heavily
armed, overcame Edward Hoffmanau
and companion on a road two miles
rfrom Rawhide on Sunday, threw them
to the ground and made off in their
victim's two-horse rig, taking gold and
bank notes amounting to about JtT.OOt!
w ith them. The money was consigned
to the Coalition .Mining company at
Rawhide. \V. A. Miller, one of the
owners of the Coalition property, re
, sides in Reno, and stated that he had
received only meager details of the al
KING WILL LOSE HIS ARM.
Monarch cf Portugal Suffering From
a serious Wound.
(Madrid.—El Alundo says that it
learns on pood authority that the
wound Prince Alanuel—now king of
Portugal—received in the arm when
King Carlos and the crown prince were
assasinated has not healed, and has re
cently become very much worse. The
attending physicians, savs the paper,
declare that amputation is imperative.
"Death to Milukcff."
. St. Petersburg.—The Znarnya. the
■organ of th<- union of True Russian
People, today prints threats cf asina
tion. headed by a black cross and the
. words “Death to Aliluffoff.”
“Pay as You Enter Car."
New York.—New York was intro*
•lin ed to a novelty in surface car traus.
pollution Sunday when the pay-as-you
enter cars were placed in operation on
tiie Madison avenue line from Harlem
to Brooklyn bridge.
Baker Has Been Found.
_ Hermosillo, Alex.—The* family of O.
AY. Baker, which according to reports,
'.lard been carried away bv the A'aqui
: Indians, after the Indians had killed
"Btfker." ’has ' been found and Baker's
•JjoQy has been recovered.
THE FLEET WILL VISIT JAPAN.
Side Trip by the Squadron to the
Washington—The American battle
ship fleet is to visit Japan. The de
sire of the emperor of the island king
dom to play host to the "big sixteen"
was laid before Secretary Root by
Baron Takahira, the Japanese ambas
sador. The invitation, which was
couched in most cordial terms, was
made the subect of extended consid
eration by President Roosevelt and his
entire cabinet Friday. Secretary Root
was directed to accept the invitation
and ;he acceptance was laid before
the Japanese ambassador. It is re
garded in official circles here as more
than likely that China will be next to
bid for a look at the fleet, and that
should this be the case the invitation
would be accepted.
Secretary Metcalf and Admiral Pills
bury, chief of navigation, are arrang
ing the details of the new itinerary.
With the exception of China, it is
helieved io have been determined that
all other invitations, shouid any be re
ceived. will be declined, for at the
best the fleet will not now be able to
reach the Atlantic seaboard before
March 1 next.
The itinerary which seems to be the
most direct includes stops at the Ha
waiian islands, Samoa, Melbourne.
Sydney. Manila. Yokohama—should
that port be selected as the stopping
place in Japan, possibly a Chinese
l>ort. back to the Philippines, and then
home by way of the Suez canal, with
only such stops as are necessary for
The fall target practice has been
planned to occupy a month at Manila,
either before or after the visit to
Japan. Although target practice is
regarded as decidedly important, and
the custom is to have the ships oc
cupy a month each spring and fall in
gun practice, the desire to have the
fleet return to its home station may
lead to a curtailment of the month
planned for Manila.
Japan will have the ships a week,
according to. tentative plans. While
the stops in foreign ports so far made
have been on an average of ten days’
duration, a part of that time was oc
cupied in taking on coal. With a visit
to Manila first no coaling operations
would be necessary, at least-to any
considerable extent, in Yokohama.
This would enable the entire stav
there to he given up to the festivities
and show- features of the visit.
The acceptance of the Japanese in
vitation is regarded in official circles
as of considerable importance in tit >
way of r. demonstration of the cor
diality existing between the American
and Japanese government. The add
ed trip is nearly equal in distance to
a voyage from New Y'ork to Europe.
BISHOP FOWLER DEAD.
Methodist Divine Passes Away in New
York After Brief Illness.
Xew York.—Rev. Charles H. Fow
ler, bishop of the Methodist Episco
pal church, died at his home here
Bishop Fowler had been critically
ill only since last Wednesday. His
death was due to heart failure result
ing from complication of diseases. He
had been in ill health for two days,
hut during nearly all that time he
took a more or less active part in
the affairs of the church. As late as
two months ago he telr able to make
a journey to Minneapolis, where he
presided at the dedication of the Fow
ler Memorial Methodist Episcopal
church. His last jmblic appearance
was at the Metropolitan Temple on
the Sunday following Washington's
birthday, when he took part in a
Washington Memorial service.
Burkett and Hale Clash.
Washington—During debate in the
senate on the ship subsidy bill a
sharp colloquy took place between I
Senator Burkett and Senator Hale,
chairman of the committee on naval j
affairs. Senator Hale had set forth
that our navy, on its present cruise j
in foreign waters toward the orient, !
had been attended by foreign colliers j
and that in case of war with any for
eign power the Fnited States navy j
would be seriously if not totally crip
pled. The senator from Maine took
the matter seriously.
SHIP SUBSIDY BILL PASSES.
Measure Goes Through the Senate
Washington—The ship subsidy bill
was passed by the senate Friday. It
pays to sixteen-knot vessels plying be
tween this country and South Amer
ica, the Philippines, Japan. China and
Australasia *1 per mile, the amount
awarded by the act of 1891 to vessels
of twenty knots only.
Washington.—Almost the entire
session of the senate Saturday was
consumed with consideration of legis
lative and judicial appropriation bills.
The bill as finally passed carried an |
appropriation of $32,945,631. j
Evidence of No War.
Paris.—The Journal lies Debats in I
an editorial interprets the Japanese !
invitation to the American fleet as
certain evidence that war between i
those two eontries is not a possibility, j
Criticism of President.
Washington.—More criticism of
President Roosevelt was indulged in
in the house Friday, when he was i
roundly denounced by Mr. Hardwick j
of Georgia for failing to send to con
gress all information regarding cor
porations which had come into his I
possession. The president, however. '
found a ready and vigorous defender
in Mr. Mann of Illinois, who asserted
that the president had acted with the
utmost good faith in sending to con
gress all the information that had
come to him.
PEACE OR WAR—THEY ALWAYS COME HERE.
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PROFITS WERE WOT URGE
TESTIMONY OFFERED IN THE
ELECTRIC BOAT MATTER.
Metcalfe and Capps on tne Stand and
Former Senator Thurston Has
Part in the Investigation.
'Washington-—Sectetar. • ' lie- navy.
Metcalf, and Admiral Oapps, chief of
the bureau of construction ot the Navy
department testified before the spec
ial committee of the house that is in
vestigating the charges made against
the Electric Boat company bv Repre
sentative Lilley of Connecticut. Both
stated that they did not believe the
Electric Boat company had secured
an excessive profit on the contracts
already awarded to them nor did they
believe they would make an exc ssive
profit on any future contracts they
Edward L. Clarkson, private secre
tary to Representative Hobson testi
fied that Lawrence Y. Spear, a vice
pres dent of the Electric Boat com
pany, told him that his company had
influence with Speaker Cannon and
could use it to help Captain Hobson
get on the naval affairs committee,
but before doing so would have to
know "how he stood on the proposi
tion in which he was interested on
the question of submarine boats."
Mr. Lilley presented to thr- commit
tee an affidavit, signed by Cl-’inmit E.
Adams and dated Bridgeport. Conn.,
March 13. 1908, in which Mr. Adams
swears that while he was engaged in
business in the city of Washington
during the summer of 190t>, .1. F. J.
Arcnibald, represented to him that be
was a war correspondent for Collier's
Weekly and that he had been unpoint
ed by the president of the United
States to visit certain cities and towns
of tne Pacific Coast and to report to
the president upon the condition of
the coast defenses in that section.
According to the deponent. Mr. Archi
bald said to him later, that he had
visited certain cities and towns on the
Pacific coast and had reported thereon
to the president, that he had appeared
before certain chambers of commerce
boards of trade and other associations
of business men and citizens in va
rious cities and towns and states on
the Pacific coast, had addressed them
upon the advantages to be gained by
the purchase by the United States
government of submarine torpedo
boats wherein the 1 ake submarine
boat was criticised and Archibald in
formed him that he was the author of
the article; that he wrote the same
and that the criticism of the Lake
boat therein contained was incited and
caused by a request to him by Law
rence Y. Spear, an officer of the Elec
tric Boat company and that the re
quest was acceded to by Archibald be
cause he (Archibald) was under obli
gations to Spears and the Electric
Former United States Senator
Thurston figured in the inquiry
through a conversation he had with
Secretary Metcalf. As a representa
tice of the Lake Boat company he had
asked the secretary to submit to the
attorney general a question touching
his right to use his discretion in
awarding a contract. I
Mrs. Elkins Becomes Royal.
London—A news agency published
the following dispatch from Rome:
"The Corriere Della Sera learns that
Miss lilkins, on her marriage to the
Duke of Abruzz, wiii be created a
‘rcyal highness’ in her own right and
that the sons of the marriage will
have the right of succession to the
Initiative and Referendum.
Columbus. O.—The house by a vote
of 100 to 16 adopted the Atwell senate
joint resolutions providing for submis
sion to a vote of the people of an
amendment to the constitution estab
lishing the initiative anti referendum.
Abe Hummel Released.
New York—Abraham H. Hummel,
the lawyer who was sentenced to serve
a year in the penitentiary for con
spiracy in connection with the Dodge
Morse divorce case. wu3 released iron!
A PROTEST BY LABOfilNG MEN
WILL URGE CONGRESS TO ACT IN
Committee Appointed to Frame an
Address to Be Presented to Au
thors of Legislation.
Wa-hiugton—That a ammonal pro
>e-iing am-iiist tlm inaction ol congress
in 'he manor of legislation in the in
'orost of organized Ialior and clearly |
setting forth it.-, demands with respect
thereto would hr presented to the lead- ;
ers of that body within a few days, I
was perhaps the most important action ;
taken at Wednesday’s sessions of the |
labor conference In re. This duty will
devolve upon one of two committees
appointed by President Gompers
termed the “protest committee" which
was direr ted to frame an address to
be presented to those responsible for
legislation in congress. It was also
decided to ask he leaders Jn congress 1
to fix upon a time when a committee •
from the labor conference can confer I
with them. It is understood that the
memorial will call a'tentiou to the i
recent injunction decisions of the su- !
preme court against labor organiza- ■
tions and asking that the Sherman |
ami-trust law to tie so amended be so j
amended as to afford relief.
A feature of the gathering was the I
presence for the first time in the his
tory of labor gatherings of delegate- l
representing the Farmers’ Naiionalun- ■
ion and the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, which two bodies have
never affiliated with the American
federation o? Labor except in a frater
There are 117 national and interna
tional trades unions in America, and
practically all ot them were represent
ed by one or more delegates at Wed
nesday's meeting. The conference,
which was held behind closed doors,
will continue several days.
GREAT CANTILEVER BRIDGE.
It is Now Ready for the Use of Ped
New York—The great cantilever j
structure over East river, known ns |
Blackw'ell's island bridge, which was I
constructed at a cost of nearly $25.- I
000.000. was traversed its entire j
length by pedestrians Wednesday for
the first time. Alderman Timothy P.
Sullivan, as the persona! representa
tive of Mayor McClellan, headed a
delegation across a narrow foot
bridge built on top of the single steel
girder which now links the New York
and Long island ends of the bridge.
This girder, weighing twenty tons,
was fitted in place in the presence
of the delegation.
Contest for Montana Lands.
Helena, Mont.—President Roosevelt
after hearing a statement by a spec
ial committee from the Montana mine
owners association concerning alleged
fraudulent classification of mineral
lands of the Northern Pacific railroad,
has instructed Secretary of the Inte
rior Garfield to make a thorough in
vestigation of the charges. Title to
millions of acres of Montanat land,
whose value is almost inestimable, and I
whose jiossession has been claimed by
the Northern Pacific, is now brought
Roosevelt Talks Politics.
Washington—William Barnes, jr.. of
Albany, N. Y.. was a guest of the presi
dent at lunch Wednesday. He came
here at the president's invitation to
discuss political conditions in New
CUSTOMS SHORTAGE FOUND.
Between Five and Six Thousand is
St. Louis, Mo.—An investigation by
a cnnimitteae from Washington lias
been in progress for several days in
the office o? t'ae surveyor of customs
here, and the statement is made that
a shortage of between $3,000 and
$6,000 has been discovered. Chief
Deputy Clerk A. F. Shriner, in whose
department the shortage was found,
has been relieved from duty pending
FINES MUSI BE PI
RATE DECISION AGAINST RAIL
ROADS AND PACKERS.
SUPREME COURT IS DIVIDED
Case Affects Exports Because Rail
roads Carried Meat at Ten Cents
Under Published Tariff.
Washing on—By a division of five to
three the supreme court ot the United
States affirmed the decision of the
United States circuit court of appeals
for the Eighth circuit, -imposing fines
on tiie Burlington railroad for granting
and the packers of Kansas City, Kas.,
for accepting relia'es on shipments o*
packing products intended tor export
The decision was announced by Jus
tice Day and his announcement was
concurred in by Justices Harlan. White
McKenna and Holmes. The chief jus
tice and Justices Bigwer and Peckham
dissented in an opinion announced by
Justice Brewer which pungently cri -
icised the controlling of food. Justice
Moody took no part in the disposition
of the case.
In the course of his opinion Justice
"It lias been one of ihe boasts of our
jurisprudence that it upholds the sac
redness of contracts By constitution
al provision a state is estopped from
passing a law impairing the obligation
of a contract and again has this court
stricken down legislation having such
effect. While there is no such re
striction upon the power of congress,
ye; congress has in this case broken
no contract. It lias simply, as held by
the eourt. given permission to a car
rier to arbitrarily and without any in
quiry repudiate its contract.
"Obviously, lrom the tom- of th" .
opinion of the court the wrong done to J
the shipper is recognized and the argu
ment is only that the responsibility of
the wrong rests upon congress. To my j
mind a better way would be to enforce j
the contract and thus secure justice ,
in this case, leaving to congress the ,
enactment of additional legislation, if
deemed necessary, to preven; the pos
sibilities of secret arrangements be- 1
tween carrier and shipper."
In his opinion Justice Day discussed j
the various points of the controvers- '
involved in the cases. Taking tip first
the question as to what constitutes a
crime in the matter of granting re
bates. he said;
"Had it been the intention of con
gress to limit the oli aining of such
preferences to fraudulent schemes or
devices, or to those operating only by j
dishonest, underhanded methods i;
would have been easy to have so pro
vided in words that would be unmistak
able in their meaning. A device need
not necessarily be fraudulent, the term
includes everything that is a plan or
STAMPING OUT HOG CHOLERA, j
Matter Taken Up with Chief of Ani
Washington—Fred Bncher of Du
bois. Pawnee county. Neb., lias ad
vised Congressman Pollard that hog
cholera hos broken out in that sec
tion of Nebraska. On Monday the
congressman from the First district
took the matter tip with Mr. Melvin,
chief of the animal industry bureau,
who, after ascertaining the extent of
the infection, immediately wired a
representative of the bureau at Ames.
Ia., to send sufficient virus to Dr.
Peters of the state experiment station
at Lincoln to inoculate the herds in
Committee to Talk Quarantine.
who is a member of the house com
mittee on agriculture, received a tele
gram from Jay Laverty. member of
South Omaha Livestock exchange,
stating that a committee of the ex
change accompanied by Governor
Sheldon would be in Washington
March 25. and asked Mr. Pollard to
arrange for a meeting of the Ne
braska delegation with Secretary
Wilson and Dr. Melvin, chief of the
bureau of animal industry.
Hurrying Irrigation Work.
Washington—Senator Gamble called
upon the secretary of the interior rel
ative to the completion of the Belle
Fourche irrigation project. It appears
that one of the men having a con
tract for building the dam failed and
this brought the structural work to a
standstill. Senator Gamble urged
Secretary Garfield to relet the work
to some one who W'ould carry it to
its completion. The secretary, realiz
ing the importance of the project,
said he would take the case up im
British Cruisers Sent.
Londcn—The admiralty sent orders
by cable to the British cruisers In
defatigable and Cressy, which are
both in West Indian waters, to pro
ceed forthwith to Hayti for the pro
tection of British interests there.
Design of National Flag.
Washington—Because of misappre
hension in the case of the Chang? in
the national flag, necessary by the
admission of Oklahoma to the union
of states, the war department has
found ir. necessary to issue circular
letters to correspondents suggesting
designs for the flag, that a design has
already been adopted to go into ef
fect on the Fourth of July next. In
the approved design the field or union
of the flag consists of forty-six stars,
arranged in six rows, four with eight
and two with seven.
SENATOR SPEAKS OF PANICS.
La FolLtte Has Floor in the Upper
Washington—“What I have to say is
made more pertinent, if jatssible. by
the action taken during the day with
respect to the Aldrich bill,” said Mr.
La Follette in beginning his speech in
the senate on the currency bill Tues
day. His reference was to the amend
ments made to the bill by the com
mittee on finance.
Speaking of the "Morgan and Stan
dard Oil banks." and looking across
the chamber toward Senator Aldrich,
Mr. La Follette declared:
“I will show the connection of these
great, groups with the bill pending
here, notwithstanding the dexterous
withdrawal of the proposition to in
corporate railway bonds in the bill "
Mr. Aldrich said the most earnest
objection to this bill was made by the
National City Hank of New York and
that Mr. Vanderlip. vice president of
that bank, has opposed the measure.
“It is,” he added, "not only opposed
by that bank, but by ail the banks of
New York. I have received this morn
ing a statement from the New Y'ork
Clearing. House association, saying we
would better have no currency legis
lation at all than have this hill, and
stating reasons why we should have
an asset currency.
'1 know of no bank or banking firm
in favor of this bill. The fact is the
banks throughout the country arc
against it. and the senator from Wis
consin has studied this situation to
little effect if he has failed lo learn
"1 will inquire,” retorted Mr. La
Follette.” what the position of Mr. .Mor
"I do not know.” replied Mr. Aldrich.
"I know Mr. Morgan is a man of wide
experience and wise judgment and
patriotism, and I should feel gratified
if he approved this bill.”
“Perhaps." repdlied Mr. La Follette
and in a tone of sarcasm, in some
way the chairman of the finance com
mittee will be able to find out where
Morgan stands. His countenance,
beaming from the gallery of this cham
ber. while the senator from Rhode
Island spoke on this measure, rather
indicated that Mr. Morgan, the head
of one of these gr at groups, was not
entirely adverse to tie propositions
embraced in the bill.”
"I suppose." said Mr. Aldrich, "the
senator from Wisconsin will agree
with me that this proposition should
lie discussed on its merits as to what
it will do and no- in view of what
men in the position of Mr. Morgan
think of it?”
"Let me say." Mr La Follette re
plied. “you cannot always 'll from
the lines of the bill. I should say the
proposition to wlthdiaw the provision
to incorporate railway bonds in this
bill throws a footlight uism the pur
pose of tills legislation. Li t me say to
the senator from Rhode Island further
that it is not beyond question that
these great organizations might put
out here or there criticisms of this
proposition to give, color to the idea
that there is no great and mighty
power organized behind 'his legisla
REBATES IN LATEST FORM.
Prosecution of Cheasapeake 4 Ohio
Will Be Begun.
it is indicated officially, will be insti
tuted against certain officials of the
Chesapeake A Ohio Railway company
and certain favored shippers by that
line on account of what, is asserted
to have been illegal practices relative
to interstate shipments. It appears
from the findings of the Interstate
Commerce commission rhat the Ches
apeake & Ohio favored certain ship
pers "at the expense of the Seabord
Air Line and Aatlantic Coast Line,"
in the shipment of grain and packing
house products and that the shippers
thus favored gave to the Chesapeake
& Uhio “all of the inbound business
of the shippers so favored by it."
CONGRESS OF MANY TONGUES.
Tuberculosis Convention Will Be At
tended by n/len of 46 Nations.
Washington.—Representatives of 4f.
nations are expected to be present at
the meeting of Section of the Inter
national Congress of Tuberculosis in
Washington. D. C September 21 to
October 12. The advance schedule
contain the names of a large number
of scientists of world-wide reputation
expected to he present.
Senator Whyte Dead.
Baltimore—United States Senator
William Pinckney Whyte died at his
home in this city Tuesday. He was
taken ill when in Washington last
Thursday and returned as soon as
possible. Erysipelas developed and
his condition became worse, ending
Knocks Out Railroad Bonds.
Washington—When the senate com
mittee on finance began its regular
weekly meeting Tuesday the pro
vision making railroad bonds good for
extra bank currency was eliminated
from th - Aldrich financial bill. State,
county, and municipal bonds will he
allowed to remain.
Shoshoni Swept by Fire.
Cheyenne, Wyo.— Fire wiped out
nne-half of the business section of
Shoshoni. a boom town on the edge
the recently opened Wind river res
ervation in central Wyoming.
Smallpox Aboard Cruiser.
Philadelphia. Pa—A'- a result of a
case of smallpox aboard the cruiser
Brooklyn, lying at the League Island
navy yard, all employes at the yard
and every member of the crew will
have to be vaccinated and the cruiser
placed in quarantine.
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
ILL SUBJECTS TOUCHEO UPON
Religious. Social. Agricultural. Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
Gage county is paying off the court
house bonds $1,000 ai a time.
Gage county estates will be made
to pay the inheritance raxes.
Tne anti-treating law will be tested
in a case from Plattsmouth.
Lincoln will make an effort to sup
press Sunday base ball in that city.
Peru, a Nemaha county town, will
organize as a city.
David l.affler of Nebraska City, an
old-time telegrapher, died last week.
The Southeastern Nebraska Edu
cational association will meet in Be
atrice early in April.
John Iliener of Syracuse is a can
didate for department commander of
the Grand Army of the Republic.
Kairbury needs more school seat
ing capacity and will take steps to
provide the same.
The Missouri Pacific will make
some much needed improvements in
Lincoln saloou men are on the anx
ious seat over the prohibition ques
A store in Gering lost $500 worth
of goods by theft. The lost was
found and the thief is in jail.
In another column of this paper
will he found a list of prominent busi
ness houses in Omaha. In writing
them please mention this paper.
Bamuel Rinaker of Beatrice comes
out in a card publicly stating that he
is not a candidate for congressman to
succeed E. M. Hinshaw.
A thief in Gage county left his
overcoat behind and in the pockets
were found letters tliat lead to his
Building has gone forward all win
ter in several towns, and as warm
weather approaches, there is re
.1. M. Brookshire of Beartice identi
fied a photograph of the man killed
at Kansas City recently trying to es
cape from the official, us that of his
brother-in-law. Thomas Price.
Tnree candidates for department
commander of the Grand Army of the
Republic for the election at Hastings.
May HP. are in the field, and one or
two more may enter the race.
The village of 'Benkelman has ap
pealed from a judgment for $1.30f> ob
tained by Elia Ferman, who alleged
that she had been permanently in
jured by falling on a defective cross
Columbus had a robbery the other
day. the robbers gaining admittanc''
10 the dry goods store of Theodore
Friedhoff & Co., carrying away over
J4PP worth of silks and other dry
Herman Boche. sentenced to
serve ten years for manslaughter
committed in Madison county, has ap
pealed to the supreme court and ob
tained leave to give bail in the sum
The State Commercial club in ses
sion at Grand Island, elected officers
as follows: H. M. Bushnell of Ldn
colu. president; A. F. Buechler of
Grand Island, secretary; G. M. But
terfield of Norfolk, treasurer.
John Kreitner, a prominent Ger
man farmer residing three and a half
miles from Adams, Gage county, com
mitted suicide l>v blowing the top of
his head off wit' the contents of a
single barreled shot gun. Kreitner.
who was well to do, had been brood
ing of late and it is not known why he
The State Railway commission has
ordered the 1 Jnwood Telephone com
pany to charge the owners of the
property the same price for tele
phones that the general public pays.
Heretofore the owners of telephone
stock paid only $1 for residence and
$1.25 a month for business tele
phones. while non-owners naid $1.25
for residence and $1.75 for busiues-s
Messrs. Orchard & Wilhelm, the
popular wholesale furniture dealers
in Omaha, are establishing quite a
manufacturing Industry in Nebraska,
making their ivory Polish for the
cleaning and polishing of all kinds of
furniture, pianos, or anything made
of wood that needs a high polish.
These home industries should be en
couraged. as they furnish employment
ior a large number or people.
The Farmers’ Grain and Supply
company of Atlanta, which recently
filed a complaint with the state rail
way commission against the schedule
enforced by the Burlington on stock
shipments, has reported that arrange
ments have been made for the ship
ment of stock every day in the week
instead of twice a week. The semi
weekly shipments wore too far apart
for the convenience of the shippers.
Myra M. Lane, administratix of
the estate of Paul l,ane. has brought
suit against the Fremont Gas and
Electric Lieht company to recover
the sum of $5,000 by reason of the
death of her son, who was overcome
by gas fumes while at wotv digging
John R. Smith, who contended in
the district court of Richardson coun
ty that the Burlington was responsi
ble for the destruction of his crops
by uood water during the seasons of
1902 and 1904, won out in the district
court and nas had the opinion upheld
in the supreme court.
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