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LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY , APRIL 23, IMS
The house committee on hanking
and currency voted unanimously to
table the Aldrich financial bill. It also
was decided to give a hearing to Rep
resentative Vreeland of New York,
w-ho recently introduced a financial
The senate passed the Overman bill
providing that injunctions against the
enforcement of state laws can only l>e
issued by a majority of three federal
judges who are to pass upon them.
The senate confirmed the nomina
tion of John S. Leech of Illinois to be
public printer to succeed Charles A.
The house passed the navy bill after
leaving to the secretary of the navy
the selection of submarines.
President Roosevelt's request for j
four new battleships was refused by 1
the house of representatives by the ]
decisive vote of 199 to 83. The re- j
suit was greeted with applause.
In the senate bills were passed [
suppressing betting on races and
games of various kinds in the Dis- !
trict of Columbia; providing for the (
purchase of land between Pennsyl- ;
vania avenue and the Mail as sites !
for government buildings; creating a j
bison range in Montana and enlarg
ing homesteads of non-irrigable lands.
In a special message vetoing a danrj
bill, President Roosevelt warned con
gress that there are pending in this
session bills which propose to give
away without price stream rights
capable of developing 1.300.000 horse
power whose production would cost
annually 25,000,000 tons of coal; urged
in vigorous terms the establishment of
a policy, such as the filibustering mi
nority in the house demands, which
would safeguard the granting of
bridge and dam privileges and require
the grantees to pay for them, and
definitely announced a future policy
on his part with regard to prompt
utilization of construction privileges
The house struck from the naval
bill the provision for increasing the
pay of officers of the navy and marine
In recognition of his work in behalf
of the red man. Senator Clapp of Min
nesota, chairman of the committee on
Indian affairs, has been made a chief
of the Crow tribe.
Nathan Meyer, proprietor of'a large
hat factory at Wabash, Ind., applied
for a receivership.
Julia Marlowe suffered a serious
nervous breakdown in New York and
her engagements for two weeks were
Mrs. Eliza Hodge of Janesville, Wis.,
has been unconscious for several
days, owing to over-excitement at a
Michael Tsokas, a labor contractor,
was sentenced to serve eight months
in Sing Sing prison for i j; orting con
tract laborers from Macedonia and
The will of Thomas B. Wanamaker,
which was admitted to probate in
Philadelphia, bequeathed to relatives
practically all of an estate whose
total value is estimated at J20.000.000.
Cardinal Michael Logue, Roman
Catholic primate of all Ireland, is to
attend the centennial celebration of
the New York diocese.
Charles W. Gillett, a Chicago broker,
paid $22,500 to the First National
bank of Seymour. Wis., in settlement
of a suit started against him to re
cover nearly $50,000 that had been
lost in speculation by a defaulting
C. O. Aim. for eight years city clerk
of Rnshford, Minn., pleaded guilty to
a charge of embezzling over $?.000.
Russian troops have invaded Per
sian territory in the vicinity of Len
koran. a port on the Caspian sea, for
the purpose of punishing Kurdish
About 40 Japanese laborers perished
in a great landslide near Alberta can
yon. in the Cascade mountains.
Gus Long killed his landlady. Mrs.
Bessie Gilbert, in Detroit, and then
Amid scenes bordering on the riot
ous. the New York state convention
squelched a boom for William J.
Bryan; drove the Kings county faction
headed hy Senator Patrick H. McCar
ren from their seats, and chose an
unpledged delegation to the national
convention at Denver.
The remains of three more victims
of the fire in Chelsea, Mass., were
found, making a death list of six.
T.'nder the direction of William F.
Hazen. former chief of the secret serv
ice, a concerted movement was started
to rid the country" of alien criminals
The city of Danville, Va, voted
against licensing saloons.
The home of the late President Mc
Kinley in Canton, O.. was sold to Mrs.
Rose C. Klorer of Canton, the price
Five distinct shocks of earthquake
were felt at Milford, Utah.
Operators and miners of the central
competitive field reached an agree
ment by which the 200.000 idle men re
sume work at once. The old rate ol
00 cents a ton was adopted.
Russian troops that invaded Persia
to punish Kurdish raiders defeated tht
tribesmen in a pitched battle and de
stroyed three of their villages.
Algerian tribesmen attacked a
French column but were repulsed with
considerable loss after a desperate
Two little daughters of William M
Watts were cremated near Worthing
ton, Ind., in a barn by a blaze they
started while playing.
Two negroes assaulted a 19-year-old
girl in Indianapolis and were pursued
by armed posses.
State police protected the street
cars front the mobs at Chester, Pa.
One officer was shot.
The supreme court of Wisconsin
handed down a decision which in ef
fect makes impossible the forming of
a drainage system out of 35,000 acres
of land known as the Horicon Marsh.
Rev. George W. Tomson. pastor of
the Presbyterian church of Woodbury.
X. J.. shot and killed himself because
of a scandal following the announce
ment of his engagement to a wealthy
Five itersons were injured in a
street car collision in St. Louis.
Grover and John Spurgeon, school
boys. were drowned near Lawrence
Fire destroyed the plant of the In
ternational Salt company at Ludlow
ville, X'. V.. the loss being $150,000.
A national spelling contest is to be
held at Cleveland in connection with
the meeting of ihe National Education
Miss Grace Meigs won first place in
a competitive examination of medical
students for internes in the county
hospital at Chicago.
N'ew York firemen formed a human
chain and rescued a man from a burn
The Danish steamer T'nited States
and the Ward liner Monterey collided
in the lower X'ew York bay and were
badly damaged, but no one was killed
Prompt measures were taken in
Roston for the relief of the Chelsea
fire sufferers. The loss was estimated
at $5,575,000, with $;:,500,000 insur
Many persons were hurt at Chester,
Pa., when striking street car men at
tacked the state police.
A herd of circus elephants was
stampeded by a fire at Riverside. Cal..
and one of them killed Miss Elia Gibbs
and injured several men.
Four delegates-at large instructed to
work and vote for William H. Taft in
the Chicago convention until he is
nominated for the presidency, were
elected by the Minnesota Republican
Louis Orian. wife anti five children,
whose farm buildings were destroyed
by a prairie fire near Forman. N. D.,
are believed to have perished in the
A jury found a verdict of guilty in
the case of the Vnited States against
Herbert F. Robinson. J. L. Layne and
F. E Holiday, tried before Judge Mor
ris. in the federal district court at Min
neapolis. on an indictment charging
Enraged because American and
negro workmen were being given the
preference when the American Alum
inum works at East St. Louis, 111.,
were reopened, more than 150 Ar
menians, Turks and Greeks started a
Five thousand men from the battle
ship fleet paraded in San Diego and
a gold key and a sword for Admiral
Evans were presented to Admiral
Robert N. Harper, president of the
Washington chamber of commerce,
a drug manufacturer, and one of the
best-known business men in Washing
ton, was sentenced by Judge Kimball
in the police court to pay a fine of $700
for violating the pure food law.
The ministers of the 11.000 Presby
terian churches throughout the
United States were requested by the
department of church and labor to ob
serve labor Sunday, May 10.
President Roosevelt will again
nominate John W. Jackson to be post
master at Columbia. Tenn., the post
master general having recommended
that the nomination, which was with
drawn from the senate on March 30,
be again sent to that bodv.
Hauser lake dam across the Mis
souri river, 15 miles below Helena,
gave way with a great crash and pre
cipitated from 25 to 30 feet of water
over the dismembered structure.
The Delaware state Democratic con
vention instructed its delegates to the
national convention for George Gray,
despite his refusal to have his name
Jean Rull and three of his accom
plices have been found guilty of at
tempts to assassinate King Alfonso
Rull was sentenced to death and the
others to imprisonment.
Led by Chief Officer Borch. the en
tire crew of the fruit steamer Banes
deserted at New York when the
steamer arrived from Port Antonio,
Clifford Vernon, the ten-year-old son
of Thompson Vernon, hanged himself
self in his father's barn near Mount
\ ernon, O.
Windows were smashed and houses
for a distance of ten miles were
shaken when 400 pounds of nitro
glycerin exploded and scattered the
splinters of a separator mill of the
Aetna Powder company at Aetna, Ind.,
over a quarter of a mile.
Mrs. Kate Pelter was found strangled
to death and Vito Debellc with his
throat cut, in a New York flat Charles
Berger, who was stabbed seriously,
was put under arrest.
CONGRESS MOST GET BUSY MORE UNO FOR LANDLESS
OTHERWISE THE PRESIDENT MAY
CALL AN EXTRA SESSION.
Much That Chief Executive Wants and
There is but Little Tore for Its
Washington.—The legislative pro
gram of the remainder of the session
is very much in the air. Thursday
night the president held a long con
ference with Representative Watson
of Indiana, who came to him as the
spokesman of Speaker Cannon and
the conservative leaders of the house
to tell him that his legislative pro
gram was an impossibility for this
session. After the conference, stories
were given out which indicated that
the president had coincided with this
view as to much of his program, and
had agreed to a procedure which
would deprive him of the satisfaction
of seeing votes ou many of his favor
This was claimed as a great vic
tory for the Cannon-Pay ne-Dalzell
management of the house, but it
grieved the progressives most seri
ously. Friday the report was circu
lated in a limited but usually highly
informed circle that the president
had changed his mind, tha' he wa?
going to refuse to make any terms
with the house leadership, and that
he would instead resume a more vig
orous insistence than ever before on
his program or legislation.
It was even stated that a new
message to congress might be sent
in next week insisting in stronger
ianguage than has yet been used that
at least there must be a shown-down;
that, whether they were passed or
not. the various measures which the
president favors must be brought out
of committee and voted on. This in
cludes anti-injunction legislation,
postal savings banks, free paper and
wool pulp and amendment of the anti
If it shall turn out that the presi
dent is prepared to go so far it wall
mean that the end of the session is
yet far off and uncertain. Instead of
May 15, it may be a month later. The
president is not cheerful, it is well
known, about the prospect of almost
no accomplishment in the last ses
sion of his administration. He real
izes that the short session next win
ter cannot be expected to do much.
He once called a special session in
November in order to lengthen out
the period for the short session to
work. The net legislative result was
the bill to allow . members their
mileage. He doesn’t rake much stock
in that sort of exra session now.
But a ringing message from the
president, declaring that the party
must iet the country know how its
representaives stand on these pro
gressive measures, would put a new
face on matters. It would have a
tremendous effect on the political
situation the coming campaign.
RED TAPE CUT FOR WIDOWS
Those on Pension List Will Get In
crease Without Reapplication.
Warner announced that widows on the
pension roll would not be required to
make application for the increase from
$8 to $12. recently authorized by con
gress. The commissioner has in
structed the pension agencies through
out the country to put the law into
effect automatically, the first payment
of the increase to be made May 4.
Iowa Man Extradited.
Pierre, S. D.—Governor Crawford
granted an extradition warrant on the
request of Governor Cummins of Iowa
for Thomas Luther, wanted at Knox
Furnished Bad Meat.
Paris—A butcher of Bar-le-Duc
named Levy has been sentenced to one
year's imprisonment at hard labor on
the charge of having furnished bad
meat to the army.
The Right to Be Tested.
Lincoln, Neb.—The legal right of the
voters to write in the names of favor
ite candidates at the primary election
will be tested in the supreme court.
The suit of Tom Sullivan against Wil
liam L. Ross, county clerk of Dakota
county, was filed.
SENATE PASSES 3ILL OPENING
THREE MILLION ACRES.
A Numbe- of Minor Changes Made in
its Boundaries as Originally
Washington—The hill providing for
i he opening of the surplus and unal-1
lotted lands on the Cheyenne river
and Standing Rock Indian resetva
thins. introduced in the senate by
Gamble, passed that body Wednesday.
The bill carries an appropriation of
$-115,000 for the payment for school
lands reserved to the states and $75.
000 for appraisement, classification,
surveying and alioting of additional
lands, the latter amount reimbursable
from the funds ot the Indians in all
A number of minor changes have
been made in the boundaries as pro
vided in the bill and as originally re
ported from the senate committee, in
order to meet the desires of the In
dians of both reservations. These ]
changes were agreed upon after a full
conference between Senator Gamble.
Commissioner Leupp. Major McLaugh
lin. the inspector who negotiated the
agreements, and representatives of the
Indians from both 1 vibes who have
been here in Washington.
A strip of territory immediately
north of the Cheyenne river in
the southwestern corner of the
reservation embracing the Cherry
creek district has been excluded from
the bill as originally reported and an
acd tional tier of t ivrnsh'ps in lieu
thereof on the western border of the
diminished reservation a>-e added to
the opened area. Two and or.e-liaif
townships in the southwestern cctner
of the Standing Rock reservation are
to he added to the diminished reser
The total area to V opened by thin
bill is practically' U.OiWVuOO acres, be
ing a tract about ninety miles long
and about forty miles wide, covering
the western portion of the present
reservation and a strip eighteen miles
wide between the two reservations ex
tending east to the Missouri river.
Omaha Indian Bill Reported.
Representative Boyd has secured a
favorable report on his bill to iicrmit
the Omaha tribe of Indians to submit
their claims to the T'nited States court
of appeals with the additional privilege
of an appeal to the Vnited States su
preme court and the measure is now
on the calendar. Judge Boyd, who
has worked zealously to get a favor
able report on the bill said that he
now has strong hopes of securing its
final passage at this session, unless
the general filibuster on practically all
measures is continued.
HOUSE PASSES THE NAVAL BILL
Provision Limiting Submarine Boats
to Holland Type Stricken Out.
Washington—The long existing con
troversy as to whether the United
States navy should have submarine
torpedo boats of the Holland type, as
recommended by the committee on
naval affairs, was settled in the house
of representatives Thursday when
after a lengthy and lively debate the
proviso limiting the secretary of the
navy to purchase only boats of the
Holland type was stricken out. The
effect of this action was to give the
secretary a free hand in the selection
of submarine boats.
Fenced Government Land.
Sioux Falls. S. D.—When arraignsd
before Judge Carland of tbe United
States court, George Byers, a rancher
residing in Lynn county, through his
attorney Frank R. Aikens. of Sioux
Falls, entered a piea of guilty to an
indictment charging hint with having
fenced a tract containing about 1,000
acres of government land.
Bryan Trusts Illinois Men.
Chicago.—William J. Bryan spent
about an hour in this city Wednesday
enroute from Peoria to Grand Rapids.
Mich. He held conferences with a
number of politicians known to be
devoted to his interests, and it was
reported after he had left that he
disapproved the plan to send a con
testing delegation from this state to
the Denver convention. Bryan lead
ers here would not deny that Mr.
Bryan had stated that he saw no
reason to distrust the regular dele
gation from Illinois.
ITALY SENDS WARSHIPS TO
COAST OF ASIA MINOR.
DONE TO ENFORCE DEMANDS
Privilege of Postoffices Enjoyed by
Other Powers is Desired and There
Are Other Complaints.
Rome.—An Italian squadron, under
command of Admiral P. Grenet. will
set out Monday for the purpose of
making a demonstration in Turkish
waters. The squadron comprises elev
en warships and includes the battle
ship Regina Elena, commanded by
the duke of the Abruzzi. Altogether
the vessels will carry 5.095 men and
their objective point will be Asia
Minor, some 700 miles away. It has
been decided if it is deemed neces
sary. also to occupy a small island
off that coast, but it. Is hoped here
that Turkey may see the error of its
way and give full satisfaction, so that
more energetic measures may be
The difficulty between the two na
tions arises out of the refusal of the
Turkish government to permit the in
stallation of Italian postoffces in Turk
ish territory, while at the same time
other nations have established and
are conducting postoffices there with
Considerable irritation has been felt
here over the murder of an Italian
missionary in Tripoli and the perse
cution by the Ottoman authorities of
natives who have sold land to Italians,
bur the present action of the Italian
government is based primarily on the
postoffice question. With regard to
this, however, the Turkish ambassa
dor in Rome has pointed out in an in
terview that his government has in no
instance granted to the countries in
question such a privilege, although it
has “tolerated" the postoffice which
they have maintained.
For years it has been felt in govern
ment circles in Rome that Turkey has
been taking advantage of the interna
tional situation to act in a high-hand
ed manner toward Italians, showing
hut little respect for Italian rights.
This government, it is stated, has
been indulgent, not wishing to cause
complications which might endanger
the accord of the powers with regard
to the Ottoman or the Balkan prob
Iu addition, there has been much
topposition on the part of Turkey to
all peaceful Italian initiative In Tri
poli and matters reached a climax
when Italy asked for permission to
open post offices in Turkish territory.
Conditions Bad in Hayti.
Port an Prince. Hayu.—While there
have been many arrests of natives
suspected of sympathy with the late
revolution and political prisoners con
tinue to he brought in the batches
from interior points, there have been
no more public shootings here. In
deed the government denies that any
more executions have taken place.
This, however, is incredible, in view
of the fact that many persons are
known to have been dragged from
their beds at night and that all trace
of them has been lost.
Recruits Wanted for Navy.
able action by congress on the propo
sition for 6.000 additional men for the
navy, of whom "..000 may be obtained
prior to July 1. instructions have
been given by the bureau of naviga
tion to resume recruiting which was
suspended some weeks ago. at which
time the full quota had been attained.
The department is anxious to take'ad
vantage of the prevailing willingness
of young men to enlist in the navy
and will do a good deal of advertising
to secure them.
Will Black List Congressmen.
on congress to enact legislation in
which organized labor is interested
were adopted at a mass meeting at
the Columbia theater. These resolu
tions declare that those in congress
who vote against the measures de
manded by labor will be placed in the
"black list" and every effort be made
to prevent their success in the politi
Cruiser on Peace Mission.
Washington—Should the plans of
the American government be accep
table to Mexico, the cruiser Albany
will be utilized to convey Ambassador
Creel and W. I. Buchanan on their
mission of peace and good fellowship
to the five Central American repub
Murray's Name is Sent In.
Washington—The president sent to
the senate the nomination of Law
rence O. Murray to be comptroller
of the currency, vice W. B. Ridgelv,
GOVERNOR SENDS TROOPS BACK.
Pensacola Officials Desirous of Hav
ing Them Remain.
Pensacola. Fla.—Governor Broward
has ordered all the state troops sent,
here to preserve crder during the
strike of the motormen and conduc
tors of the local street railway com
pany to return to their homes at once.
The troops are expected to take their
departure early Monday. City officials
are making efforts to have at least
one company of militia left on duty
THE ALDRICH BILL IS DEFUNCT.
House Committee on Banking Gives
Washington.—The house committee
on banking and currency on Friday
voted unanimously to table the Aid
rich financial bill. It also was de
cided to give a hearing Saturday to
Representative Vreeland of New
York, who recently introduced a
financial hill, which is looked upou as
a substitute for the Aldrich measure.
The discussion in committee was
brief. The only ]>oint debated was as
to whether or not the committee
should make a formal report giving
its reasons to the house for its un
favorable action and the conclusion
finally was reached that no reasons
should be given. Consequents the
committee's report will he a mere
statement of the action of the com
Of the nineteen members of the
committee thirteen were present at
Friday's meeting. They were Messrs.
Prince of Illinois. MoMorran of Michi
gan. Waldo of New York. Hayes of
California. Durey of New York. Lewis
of Georgia. Pujo of Louisiana. Glass
of Virginia, Gillispie of Texas. Craw
ford of North Carolina. McHenry of
Pennsylvania and Chairman Fowler.
The tabling of the Aldrich bill will
result in currency legislation being
perfected by conferences of the two
branches of congress, if the house
carries out- the probable program of
now passing the Vreeland bill. In that
event the house measure would come
to the senate, all after the enacting
clause would he struck out and the
provisions of the Aldrich bill substi
tuted. The effect would be to put
both the Vreeland and Aldrich bills
into conference and from them a cur
rency bill would he probably agreed
The Vreeland bill introduced in the
house last week as a substitute for the
Aldrich bill and which, it is under
stood. is to be considered at a repub
lican caucus to be held next week
was not considered at Friday's meet
ing of the committee.
The Vreeland bill is not fertile in
character to the form of legislation
provided by the bill which was passed
by the senate, and therefore the ac
tion of ihe house committee on bank
ing and currency, in the event its
course is followed by a favorable re
port on the Vreeland bill as a substi
tute. does not indicate that there will
be no currency legislation at this ses
sion of congress as the house prob
ably will pass that measure.
DARING ROBBERY IN KANSAS
Cashier Locked in Vault, Thieves
Looting at Leisure.
Coffeyville, Kan.—Two men entered
the Citizens State bank of Chautau
qua. twenty-five miles west of Coffey
ville, at 9:30 Friday morning and
after forcing Cashier C. C. ttalter
house and De Easley, a business man,
to enter the vault locked them in.
secured all the currency in sight,
amounting to about $3,000. and es
caped into the Osage hills across the
line in Oklahoma. Four posses are
in pursuit and as the roads are muddy
it is believed the robbers will be
captured. The robber secured only
half an hour's start.
President Opposes Commission.
Washington — President Roosevelt
stated that he would oppose any bill
providing a commission to consider
the subject of amendments to the
Sherman anti-trust law. The Mer
chants’ association of New York and
several other business organizations
are sending circular letters over the
country suggesting a commission to
consider the whole subject and make
recommendations to the next session
of congress. The president takes the
position that congress and the country
fully understand the question.
MORE PAY FOR THE ARMY
Committee Agrees on This Section of
Washington.—The army is practi
cally assured of an increase in pay.
The conference of the senate and
house have reached an agreement on
this item of the army appropriation
bill substantially along the lines of
the senate amendment which graded
the authorized increases according to
the various branches of the service.
Nebraskan Will Speak.
Marshalltown, la.—Dr. E. Benjamin
Andrews, president of the Univer
sity of Nebraska, will deliver the
address before the graduating class
of the high school here on June 12.
Dewey Regrets He Can't Go.
Washington.—With expressions of
sincere regret Admiral Dewey has de
clined invitations to participate in the
festivities incident to the entertain
ment of the Atlantic battleship fleet
on the Pacific coast.
Leech’s Nomination Confirmed.
Washington.—The senate confirmed
the nomination of John S. Leech of
Illinois to be public printer to suc
ceed Charles A. Stillings.
injunction Bill in Senate.
Washington.—Injunction against the
enforcement of state laws can only be
issued by a majority of three federal
judges who are to pass on them if a
bill that passed the senate Friday be
comes a law.
Iowa Scale Agreed Upon.
Des Moines.—1*he joint conference
of coal operators and miners of the
Iowa district on Friday agreed on a
scale, which is in practically every
respect a duplicate of the expired
contract. The new agreement Is
made for a year.
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
ALL SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPON
Religious. Social, Agricultural. Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
The union evangelist meeting at.
Holdrege are proving a great success.
Mary is the name of a new post
office in Brown county, with Mary
O'Neill as postmaster.
Loss in the burning of the Gering
mills is $15,001!. The insurance is
Congressman Kinkaid has recom
mended Martha E. Wood for the post
mastership at Eclipse. Hooker count' .
The Gering roller mill at Scon
Bluffs owned by J. B. Boyer, w a -
totally destroyed by fire. The loss
is partly covered by insurance.
The saloon men of Lincoln will con
test in the courts the tight of the
excise board to limit the number of
saloons in the city to twenty-five.
The state railway commission had
its first birthday on March 27. and a
report of what it has done during Its
first year will shortly be prepared.
Frank Hanken of North. Bend com
mitted suicide by shooting himself in
the head with a shotgun. He h.id
lxen in poor healtli and d-spondcui
for some time.
Rural letter carriers appointed for
service in Nebraska: Hugh E Mallory
and A. L. Edntiston at Litchfield. Earl
0. Spicer and Frederick C Scot; at
Fairfield. Z. L. Hudson and T. A
Hudson at Gothenburg.
Owen Warren, who has been in
jail in Beatrice for the last few
months oil the charge of threatening
the lives of Julius Ipson and famil?.
was released by Judge Raper on bond
Thomas Kearns, one of the oldest
aud best known pioneer residents of
York, while hauling a load of house
hold goods in from Chaileston. drove
off a snial culvert tipping the wagon
over and breaking Kearns' neck.
The city treasurer of Wymore has
made his report for the municipal
year just closed, and it shows that the
city lacked just $150 of paring the
school expenses, without he $::
saloon license money turned into the
The Board of Secretaries of the
State Board of Health field a meeting
to make arrangements for the meet
ing to be held May 27. 28 aud 29, at
which time about a hundred wouMbe
D. D.s will try for authority to hang
George E. Merrill of the Department
of Horticulture, Washington. D. C .
was in Tecumseli last week. He comes
to the First congressional district of
Nebraska for the purpose of demon
strating spraying results in fruit or
The city council and some of the
leading citizens of Grand Island are
still much at sea as what to do with
the water question. A greater supply
of water is sorely needed, the de
ficiency again being emphatically den
onstrated by the present drouth. All
the water that can be pumped from
the present wells is profitably sold.
C. Y. Young, deputy corn commis
sioner for Cuming county, has com
menced his campaign in his jurisdic
tion by making personal visits to the
towns outside of the county seat.
Beerner, Wisner and Bancroft, in all
arousing a healthy enthusiasm. In
the current newspaper issues
throughout the county Mr. Thompson
is our with an ably written appeal to
the farmers, in which he exhaustively
presents the subject of intelligent
On the ground that the rerent elec
tion has pur the saloons of Alliance
out of business, an appeal has been
made to the deputy fond commis
sioner that the cases pending agains'
liquor dealers of that city for viola
tions of the pure food law be dis
missed. The plea that the result of
the election is sufficient punishment
for the offenders does not seem to
appeal to the food commissioner,
who declares that all prosecutions be
gun before election should lie con
State Oil Inspector A. B Alien''
report for March shows that his de
partment inspected 16.859 barrels of
oil and collected $1.61750 in fees.
There is due for the mouth's inspec
tion $68.40 from the Union Pacific and
Burlington roads, which they refuse
to pay. The expenses of the depart
ment amounted to $97.53 and in addi
tion $644.97 was paid into the state
treasury, leaving a balance of $1,100
The season for destructive storms
is at hand. WIND and LIGHTNING
will destroy and damage buildings and
kill and maim stock in barns and pas
tures. Protect yourself by insuring
them in the Nebraska Mutual Ins. Co
home office, 141 South Twelfth street.
Lincoln. Neb. Write us for particulars.
County Attorney Fred S. Berry of
Dixon county had an exciting experi
ence. He went out to warn some
farmers named Jordan to keep off
some land they once owned. They
gave him a good beating and threat
ened to kill him. but he managed to
At a recent meeting of the county
board at Minden it passed a resolution
that when certain other counties
along the Kansas City & Omaha rail
road joined, a suit to dissolve Its
merger with the Chicago. Burlington
& Quincy railroad would be com
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