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Says That He and Congress are on
Record Against Certain Legis
Chicago, in.—Something of a sensa
tion was caused Sunday by the un
expected arrival in Chicago of one of
the presidential candidates, “Uncle
Joe” Cannon. He arrived from Dan
ville late in the afternoon, going to
the Union League club, where he was
soon in conference with some of th-e
most prominent leaders of congress,
including Mr. Payne of New York,
chairman of the committee on ways
and means; Mr. Dalzell of Pennsyl
vania, the ranking member of that
committee; Representative Overstreet
and Representative Sherman of New*
York, who has the congressional back
ing for the vice presidency: Richard
Rerens of Missouri and a number of
delegates from Illinois, Missouri and
other states.
It soon developed that Speaker Can
non's coming was in connection with
the platform. Mr. Cannon the other
day learned in a general way the main
features of the existing draft and did
not feel that they presented any j
serious obstacles. However, the ar
rival of the congressional leaders
developed the fact that the so-called
anti-injunction plank contained cen
tain features which were regarded as 1
quite opposed to the declaration made
at a recent caucus of the members of
the house upon that subject. Mr. Can
non was called bn the long distance
telephone and the platform situation
w-as discussed. The speaker is not an
adept in talking over a long-distance
telephone, and he finally decided to
take a train into Chicago and go over
the platform in person.
Meantime Mr. Cannon and his con
gressional lieutenants are thoroughly !
going over the platform plank concern- \
ing the restriction of injunctions. It
is not only the speaker's personal
view that an anti-injunction plank
such as is proposed would be unneces
sary and unwise, but as speaker of the
house he feels that the formal action
of the republican membership taken
only a few weeks ago and strongly ex
pressive of opposition to such legisla
tion should receive serious considera
tion before such a plank is finally in
troduced in the pronouncement of the
party to the country. Some of the con
gressional leaders have pointed out
that such a plank would create a sin
gular diversity ct offi«.;al representa
tion. the republicans of the house
formally declaring against such legis
lation and the republican platform
formally declaring in favor of it.
The speaker's views on this subject
were outlined to his friends Sunday
night as being identical to those ex
pressed two years ago.
No Name But Bryan’s.
Glenwood Springs, Colo.,—The real
interest in the democratic state con
vention. which convenes here on Mon
day to select ten delegates to the J
convention at Denver, centers in the
ironclad resolutions binding Colo
rado’s delegates to vote for Bryan for
the presidential nomination is a fore
gone conclusion, as no other name is
being mentioned in this connection.
The contest will be fought out to a
finish in the credentials committee.
Pardon for Powers and Howard.
Frankfort. Ky.—By announcing the
pardon of Caleb Powers and James
Howard. Governor Willson closed the
last chapter in one of the most noted
criminal cases in the history of this
state, in which the people of the Uni
ted States have formally expressed
their interest by signing the petitions
for pardon.
Meet to Agree on Division of Conven
^ tion Plums.
Chicago, 111.—A number of the Ne
braska delegates reached Chicago
Sunday and are quartered at the
Palmer house. Among them are:
Senators Burkett and Brown, Repre
sentatires Pollard and Kinkaid, W. N.
Huse of the Norfolk News and J. H.
Arends of Otoe county. Victor Rose
water has been on the ground contin
ually since the national committee
took op the contests, holding the
proxy of C: H. Morrill of Linooln, the
present national committeeman, whom
he expects to succeed. The Nebraska
delegation will meet, at 2 o'clock Mon
day to elect a national committee
man, a chairman and members of the
various convention committees.
Senator Burkett is slated for a
speech seconding Taft’s nomination
and also, it is said, for membership
on the important resolutions commit
tee. Governor Sheldon, it is further
stated, is to be chairman of the dele
Samoan Volcano Active.
Auckland, N. Z.—Advices received
here state that for three nights, be
ginning May 10, there was a remark
able volcanic outbreak on Savali,
largest of the Samoan islands. The
first eruption was followed by the
greatest flow of lava in the history of
■ the island, it being estimated at i
nearly 3.000 tons per minute. Soon
there was an almost continuous sheet
of lava eight miles wide and from six
inches to six feet deep flowing down
• the countain side. It destroyed many
native houses.
National Republican Committee eGts
Chicago.—After the longest con
tinuous session in its history, consum
ing eight whole days, the republican
national committee Friday evening
completed the temporary roll of del
egates to the coming convention. There
were more seats in dispute than at i
any previous gathering of the party, I
and yet with the vital matters depend- !
ing on the decisions the committee i
reached its conclusions with practical
ly no serious disagreements and the
unanimity of action with a.vigorous!
part of the membership hostile to the
Taft candidacy must testify to the
substantial justice of the final rulings
in the various cases. As already in
dicated it is doubtful if many of the
contests will be appealed to the con
vention. and presented again before
the credentials committee. The de
feated contestants have loudly assert
ed that they would not rest with the '
national committee, but these pro-,
nouncements were chiefly for outside
effect. It is safe to say that the cre
dential committee will not be bother
ed with many contests, except were
congressional nominations are at stake
or the regularity and recognition of
dual committees. It must not be for
gotten either that the credentials com
mittee will be made up of many mem
bers seated by the national committee,
and their natural disposition will be
against unseating any one aud tf con
firm the national committee’s findings.
If this is done the permanent roll can
be made up on short notice, and the
wheels of the big convention set into
motion on the second day.
Frank H. Hitchcock, who had charge
of Secretary Taft's interests before
the national committee, issued a state
ment claiming 704 votes for Taft on
the first ballot. He makes his state
ment in comparison with one issued
by him on May 16, after all of the del
egates to the national convention had
been elected. In that statement Mr.
Hitchcock claimed 517 instructed del
egates, which number he now reduces
to 513. He credits one to Foraker
from Ohio and two to Foraker from
Virginia and does not claim for Taft
the split delegation from the Eighth
Tennessee district, involving the loss
of another seat. By endorsement he
claims 36 votes, the same figure given
in his May statement, but by declara
tion he now claims 155 votes instead
of 31 as claimed in May. This makes
a total of 704. He credits 227 instruct
ed votes for other candidates and
leaves 49 not accounted for in the
columns of any of the candidates.
Japan Welcomes Merchants.
Tokio—Baron Ishii, in his first
speech in his new capacity as vice
foreign minister, addressing a joint
meeting of the chambers of com
merce. now in session at Tokio, gave
an earnest view of his attitude toward
foreigners trading with Japan, when
he warned the chambers to avoid an
tagonizing foreign trade. Minister
Ishii pointed out that the new treaties
would be effected in August, 1911,
but that the proposals, which mus$
be drawn up by June, 1909, would al
most exclusively be confined to the
customs tariff.
Thaw Will Remain in Jail.
New York—Harry K. Thaw will re
main in the Poughkeepsie jail pend
ing an application of his counsel to
Justice Dowling of the supreme court
for a change of the order committing
him to the state hospital for the in
sane at Mattewan. This decision was
rendered by Justice M. Morschauser.
Johnson Done with Office.
St. Paul, Minn.—Governor Johnson,
in a written statement, which he
gave out for publication, says that
he will not be a candidate for renom
ination for governor of Minnesota for
a third term and that if nominated he
will not accept.
Condemned Fortune Teller of New
York is Granted a Reprieve.
Chicago—Herman Billik, the Bo
hemian fortune teller, condemned to
death for the murder of five mem-,
hers of the Vrzal family, was granted
a stay of execution until he has been
afforded an opportunity to appeal his
case in the supreme court. Judge
Landis of the United States district
court, who had declined to grant a writ
of habeas corpus in favor of Billik, de
cided that the prisoner had the right
to appeal from his decision denying
the writ. The case will now be carried
to the higher federal tribunal.
Racing Men Will Appeal First Case to
Supreme Court.
New York—Complacency has fol
lowed the consternation thrown into
the track of the race track owners,
horsement and bookmakers by the
passage and signing by Governor
Hughes of the anti-race track gam
bling bills, and the sentiment of the
followers of the turf seemed to be that
racing would be continued.
Money for Conscience Fund.
Washington — Secretary Cortelyou
has received in an envelope post
marked Jersey City a conscience con
tribution of $8,000, which has been
turned into the conscience fund. In
an unsigned letter the sender says
that many years ago he and another
man took a considerable sum of mon
ey belonging to the government and
that this $8,000 makes a total ot
$40,000, or fourfold that originally
taken by himself. This, he/says, has
been returned to the treasury from
time to time during a number of years.
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Measure Passed by Small Majority
and Will Probably Ee Contested
in the Courts.
Albany. X. Y.—After a great strug
gle, the Agnew-Hart anti-race track
gambling bills are now laws of state
of New York. Governor Hughes, by
his signature affixed to each of the
bills at 4:35 p. m. Thursday, crowned
a legislative victory the brilliancy of
which, equaled only by its unexpect
edness. is conceded even by those
who fought him in the matter to the
last ditch and beyond. A few minutes
before 2 p. m. the extraordinary ses
sion of the legislature of 1908 ad
journed without deldy.
The decisive votes which passed
the bills were cast by Senator Otto
G. Foelker of the Fourth senate dis
trict of Brooklyn, who crawled from
a sick bed and made a sixty-mile rail
road journey to do it. so weak and dis
tressed in mind and body that he
: seemed on the verge of utter collapse,
and by a new senator. William C. Wal
| lace of Niagara Falls, who was elect
ed at a special election in the cam
paign preceding which the governor
| himself toured the district speaking in
! behalf of his election. There was no
surprise in the vote of Senator Wal
lace. who from the outset had been
definitely pledged to the support of
: the governor's recommendation in
this matter.
The bills passed by the precise con
stitutional majority of 2C to 25, not
one vote too many or too few. The
bills in no way affect, as far as their
face provisions go. the slate racing
commission in particular or horse rac
ing in general. They relate solely to
the penalties for gambling, pool sell
ing and book making, which as before
are declared by the law to be “a pub
lic nuisance.”
Senator Foelker expects to return
to Staatsburg. Francis X. Murphy of
Staatsburg, his physician, confirmed
the impression of all observers that
the senator could hardly have endured
another moment of the excitement
amid which his vote was cast. He ex
pressed the belief that Senator Foel
ker had not been permanently in
jured by his experience.
Thieves Make Rich Haul.
Chicago—Early Thursday thieves
smashed a plate glass window in the
jewelry store of Hyman, Berg & Co.
at State and Washington streets and
escaped with sixty gold watches and
miscellaneous jewelry valued at $3,000.
Nebraska Graduates. r
Chicago—Richard E. Dowd of Hast
ings and Miss Elsie M. Martinson of
College View, Neb., were graduated
from the College of Physicians and
Surgeons Thursday.
Figures Compiled by Opponents Indi
cate His Nomination.
Chicago—By the rulings of the na
tional committee on contest cases the
instructed Taft delegates seated in
the convention gives him more than
the requisite majority, even on the
figures compiled by his opponents.
Of course there has been a Taft ma
jority of legitimate delegates from
the outset according to the verified
returns to his managers, and nothing
but the complete overturning of all
the Taft delegates involved in the con
tests, most of them trumped up for
this very purpose, could have put the
result in doubt.
Place of Wedding a Secret.
Paris—In order to avoid the possi
bility of any unpleasant incident, it
has been definitely decided that the
wedding of Anna Gould and Prince
Helie de Sagan will not take place in
France. Although the time and place
of the ceremony are still rigidly
guarded, it can be stated that the cou
ple will be married before the end of
this month and probably in England.
Mme. Gould is greatly pleased that
her bro her, George Gould, who left
New York Tuesday for Paris, is to be
present at the ceremony.
It Was Due in.Kansas City, and It is
Believed in that Place It Was
Los Angeles—Reluctant admissions
made by the ]>ostoffices in three cities
confirm to some extent the belief that ■
the disappearance of a registered mail
pouch somewhere within the jurisdic
tion of the Kansas City. Mo., post
office last Saturday night will prove
one of the biggest hauls in the history
of the postoffice department. From j
private sources it was learned that a j
package of at least $50,000 in cur- j
rency was among the contents of the j
pouch, which carried in addition a
large number of letters and packages
containing money and other valuables
to an. amount which can only be con
jectured,'but-which may reach $50,01)0
The pouch was in transit from this
city to New York and the postal in
spectors who have had the case in
charge for at least forty-eight hours
refused any explanation of the man
ner in which it became lost sight of,
as the regulations of the departments
providing for inspection of registered
matter are of the strictest. That a
pouch of value has disappeared was
admitted by the department at Wash
ington, by Postmaster M. H. Flint of
Los Angeles and by Inspector W. J.
Vickery, attached to the Kansas City
postoffice. who appears to have the
case for investigation. In no case,
however, was there any positive in
formation as to the method employed
in carrying out the robbery.
The fact that the mail in process
of transfer at the Union depot in
Kansas City is handled in a temporary
sub-station since the destruction of
the regular branch office by fire sev
eral months ago supports the theory
that advantage was taken of condi
tions presumed to be more lax than
There Is reason to believe that the
I $50,000 package of currency, which
will undoubtedly prove to be the larg
est individual loss, was a shipment
made by a Los Angeles bank to its
New York correspondent. Postmaster
Flint of Los Angeles stated that it
•would be impossible for any official
of the department to even estimate
the total contents of the missing pouch
until the holders of receipts issued on
the day in question had made affi
davits as to the matter entrusted to
the mails. Mr. Flint admitted, after
being shown the dispatches from Kan
sas City, that he had. been notified of
the loss, adding that the responsibil
ity of the local post office for its deliv
ery ended when it was locked in the
presence of witnesses by the registry
clerk and delivery to the railway
postal employes.
May Regain Eyesight.
Washington—For the first time in
twenty-seven years Thomas P. Gore of
Oklahoma was able to distinguish an
object, when on Tuesday, for the brief
period of thirty seconds, he could see
his cuff with : bis left eye. For the
past week the senator has been re
ceiving treatment at the Episcopal eye,
ear and throat hospital In Ihis city.
Brother Accused of Murder.
Manning, la.—Gory with blood and
his head crushed in, Joe Dillingham
was found dead in the stock yards
here, and his brother. Frank Dilling
ham, is locked up in jail, charged with
Passing of a Noted Irishman.
Chicago—Colonel John F. Finertv,
editor of the Chicago Citizen, for
mahy years prominent as a newspa
per man, lecturer and Irish patriot,
died at his residence here, aged 62
Church Leader Is Killed.
Tiflis—Archbishop Nikoln, formerly
of Georgia, was assassinated by revo
lutionists on the steps of the synodi
cal building. The assassins emptied
their revolvers into the body of the
archbishop and escaped.
Most Important Happen
ings of the World
Told in Brief.
Gov. Hughes absolutely refused to
bec«*e a candidate for the vice-presi
dential nomination.
Gov. Johnson of Minnesota declared
he would not be a candidate for a
third term. .
Charles B. I'llmo, formerly a French
naval officer, was publicly degraded
at Toulon as a traitor and spy.
Representative A. A. Wiley of Ala
bama. a member of the past four con
gresses. was reported critically ill at
Hot Springs. Va.
Miss Annie S. Peck, well known
mountain climber, is going to Peru to
make a second attempt to reach the
summit of Mount Huascaran. which she
believes is the loftiest peak in the
western hemisphere.
Raymond Hitchcock, the actor ac
cused of mistreating young girls, was
acquitted by a jury in New York.
The empress of Germany fell from
her horse while out riding, but was
J. U. Barnes, president of the in
solvent Minnesota Title Insurance and
Trust company, was found guilty of
grand larceny at Minneapolis.
The state board of pardons of Illi
nois refused to pardon Herman Billick
of Chicago, convicted of the murder of
Mary Vrzal.
George W. Wood, Lewin A- Wood
and Forest B. Wood pleaded guilty
in St. Paul to conspiracy to defraud
and were fined $2,500 each.
The Agnew-Hart anti-racetrack gam
bling bills were passed by the New
York senate by the constitutional ma
jority of 26 to 25 and were at once
signed by Gov. Hughes.
A jury in Pontiac, Mich., decided
that Henry Clay Ward of that cit» a
millionaire whose eccentric actions
led to his family’s applying to have
a guardian appointed for him, was
competent to manage his own affairs.
Mulai Hafid. the usurping sultan of
Morocco, entered Fez at the head of a
large army.
Ten robbers, heavily armed, invaded
the customs office at Tiflis and killed
the official in charge and his four as
sistants, decamping with $12,000. The
police pursued the robbers, killing
After a campaign of extraordinary
bitte.rness the voters of Sedalia, Mo.,
rolled up a majority of 848 against
local option.
Patrick O'Hare of Pittsburg, Pa.,
fatally shot his wife and child and cut
his own throat.
Flood conditions in Missouri and
Kansas were much improved, though
there were three drownings at Kan
sas City.
Two children of Fall River, Kan..
were found suffocated in a trunk in
which they had hidden.
Before the brewers’ convention ad
journed at Milwaukee it was decided
to raise $200,000 to wage war against
the spread of prohibition.
The Republican national committee
completed the hearings of contests in
volving 219 seats in the convention.
Of these 216 were given to Taft and
three to Foraker.
Explosions and fire in flne Morris
packing plant at Kansas City. Kan.,
resulted in two deaths and the de
struction of about $350,000 worth of
The Allison Glass works of Cen
tralia, 111., employing 300 men, filed a
petition in bankruptcy with the fed
eral court.
Nine bookmakers were arrested at
the Gravesend racetrack for violating
the new anti-racetrack gambling laws
of New York.
John McGreer, a landscape artist, 69
years of age, who recently lived in
Chicago, was drowned in the Hudson
river near New York.
Anthony Comstock, head of the New
York Society for the Suppression of
Vice, says his society will fight the
sheath gown, whether worn by chorus
girls or members of the 400.
The receding of the Mississippi
river flood in the vicinity of La Crosse,
Wis., revealed thousands of dollars’
worth of pearls cast up by the high
Sam T. Stevenson, former secre
tary of New Orleans Local No. 17,
Typographical union, was arrested in
that city with $8,000 of the union's
Twelve people were injured, two
probably fatally, in a street car col
lision in Chicago.
Nine persons were killed and 65 in
jured by a rear-end collision of a
freight with a passenger train at Roc
capietra, Italy.
Roy A. Gormley, a Detroit grain
broker, ended a week’s debauch by
committing suicide in his apartment
at the Apditorium Annex, Chicago.
On claims aggregating $8,791,047
due the National Car Wheel company
of New York, the Wheeling & Lake
Erie railroad was thrown into the
hands of a receiver at Toledo, O.
The Hotel Gramatan at Bronxville,
N. Y., and the new Cliff hotel at New
port, R. I., were destroyed by flamea
More than a dozen persons were'
hurt at Capitol Heights, a suburb of
Montgomery, Ala., when the platform
used to accommodate participants in
the unveiling of a'statue to Gen. Rob
ert E. Lee, collapsed.
Federal Judge Landis granted an
appeal to the United States supreme |
ccurt to Herman Billik, convicted of
the murder of Mary Vrzal, just as!
preparations for his execution were
being made in Chicago.
Wisconsin Prohibitionists nominated
a ticket headed by W. D. Cox of Mil
waukee for governor.
President J. C. Wallace of the
American Shipbuilding company an
nounced the permanent closing of the
Bay City (Mich.l yard of the com
pany, which began operations nearly
half a century ago.
A silver service from a design by
Paul Revere, the American revolution
ary war hero, is to be presented to the
United States cruiser Colorado by the
state of Colorado at San Francisco
prior to the sailing of the cruiser to
the orient in August.
The Lusitania beat the Mauretania's
record on the western passage by
seven minutes.
For the third time in as many days
an entire square of dwelling houses
was burned in New Orleans.
Thieves smashed a window in the
jewelry store of Hyman, Berg & Co.,
State and Washington streets, Chi
cago, and escaped with 60 gold
watches and jewelry valued at $3,000.
As the result of the local option
elections held in Oregon, county pro
hibition will prevail in 21 of the 23
counties after July.
David B. Hill of New York, on sail
ing for Europe, scored William J.
Bryan, declared there was no longer
a Democratic party, and commended,
the candidacy of Gov. Johnson of Min- '
As the result of a political quarrel
at Stanberry, Mo., R. H. Duncan, al
.lawyer and candidate for prosecuting:
attorney, shot and killed Charles E.
Butler, city marshal.
A pouch of registered mail from
Los Angeles for New York, containing
upwards of $50,000, was stolen after
reaching Kansas City.
The United States Brewers asso
ciation at its closing session in Mil
waukee adopted a platform of prin
ciples in which it pledges itself to the
abolition of the immoral saloon and
to the cause of temperance in the use
of intoxicants in the broadest sense, j
The great elevator of the Tri-State
Grain company at Hammond, Ind., and
250,000 bushels of corn were destroyed
by fire.
Settlement of further contests by
the Republican national committee
gave William H. Taft 504 votes, or
more than enough to nominate on first
The United Confederate Veterans
elected Gen. Clement A. Evans of
Georgia commander-in-chief and de
cided to meet next year in Memphis.
W. F. Burns of Jackson county, S.
C., while on a bridal trip across
Panther mountain, in Greenville coun
ty, was robbed of his pretty young
wife by a gang of six men, after he
had been bound, beaten and robbed.
According to the school census, Chi
cago now has a population of about
Joseph Leiter of Chicago and Wash
ington and Miss Juliette Williams of
Washington were married at the home
of the bride’s parents.
Miss Margaret Sargent of Sioux
City, la., found her mother and a man
named Joe Ford dead with bullet holes
in their heads.
Archbishop Nikon, exarch of Geor
gia, was assassinated in Tiflis by rev
A monument to the Russian dead at
Port Arthur, erected by Japan, was
An 11-year-old boy at St. Joseph,
Mo., wrecked a freight train to obtain
The Montclair (N. J.) council adopt
ed an ordinance providing a five dol
lar fine for the owner of every dog
that barks after 6 p. m.
The Republican national committee
seated both the “lily white” and "black
and tan” delegates from Louisiana
with half -a vote each. The latter
agreed to vote for Taft. Six contests
in Mississippi and one in Missouri
were decided in favor of Taft.
Edward VII., king of England* and
Emperor Nicholas exchanged royal
visits on the waters of the Bay of
Reval in the Gulf of Finland. It was
a notable meeting and one which may
have a far-reaching effect in the world
policies of the futue.
Property damage to the extent of
$20,000 was done in Guthrie, Okla., by
a violent wind and rain storm.
Representatives of the large steel
interests agreed on a general reduc
tion in prices of finished steel prod
Three hundred persons, including
Marquis de Dion, were poisoned by
ptomaines at a banquet of the Auto
mobile club of Paris. One person is
dead and many others are in a serious
Fire In the business district of En
nis, Tex., did $150,000 damage.
Mrs. Thomas Murrill of Breathitt
county, Kentucky, killed Miss Mary
Terry, for whom Murrill had deserted
John Vines Wright, who was the
oldest ex-member of congress and had
been a confederate oflicer and a su
preme court judge in Tennessee, died
in Washington, aged 80 years.
Charles T. Dunwell, representative
of the Third congressional district of
New York, died in Brooklyn.
Capt. Edward Rabey, commander of
one of the small steamers at the New
York quarantine station, died.
William Smith King^ one of the fa
mous pony express riders, died at
Amazonia, Mo.
What is Going on Here and Thera
That is of Interest to the Read
ers Throughout Nebraska.
Among the Prominent Financial Insti
tutions in Nebraska is the
Western Fire Insurance Company of
The Company has shown remark
able progress and under its manage
ment has shown itself to be a pro
gressive and successful institution.
It is a Stock Company and its Stock
holders are all Nebraskans. It issues
most liberal policies, maxes prompt
settlement of all losses, which are
paid in cash without discount. This
Company makes a specialty of insur
ing Farm and Dwelling House Risks;
writes Fire, Lightning, Tornado and
Windstorm Insurance on all classes of
Farm Property' at a fixed rate of pre
mium, there being no assessments.
Every policy guarantees on its face
the full premium as well as the amount
insured. It does not p ro rate on Live
Authorized Capital ..;.$1,000,00.1
Capital Stock .. 101,400'
Assets Dec. 31st, 1!H>7.
Cash. Loans and Securities. .. J11S,531.13
Liabilities, including Reinsur
ance Reserve . 13.88rI.G4
Security to Policyholders..... 117.383.3!'
Assets invested in Nebraska Fir^t
Farm- Mortgages. Keep your money
in Nebraska by patronizing this worthy
Home Company.
See the Agent now. or write the
Home Office, 201 South 11th St.,
Lincoln, Neb.
Democrats of Wahoo have organized
a Bryan club.
Brownell Hall, Omaha, sent forth
eighteen girl graduates.
Arcadia is planning a good celebra
tion for the Fourth of July.
Hail in the vicinity of Dickens did
damage to the growing corn.
Railroads in Nebraska have of late
had a good deal of trouble from high
Fourth of July celebrations are be
ing arranged in many Nebraska
Prof. Simmons, superintendent of
the public schools of Auburn, died
last week.
At a meeting of the business men
of Cedar Rapids it was decided to
celebrate July 4th.
The Beatrice district convention of
the Christian church will ,be held in
that city June 30 to July 2.
Governor Sheldon was given the
honorary degree of doctor of laws by
Hastings college at the commence
We publish a list of Omaha business
houses in another column. In writing
or calling on them please mention
this paper.
The dates of Fairbury’s Chautauqua
assembly this year are August 14 to
23, inclusive. Manager Rain has al
ready began sending out his literature
advertising one of the strongest lists
of attractions ever assembled in this
state. •
In Nebraska City a petition is be
ing circulated and directed to the
mayor asking for the removal cf
Street Commissioner John Walker on
the grounds that he Is drawing too
much pay, is not courteous, and will
not work away from the central part
of the city.
There was a small twister near
Gibbon. It moved William Lukenbill's
barn, then went east, to the farm of
Mrs. Turley, twTo.miles south of town,
where it tore everything on the place
to pieces except the house. A son
and daughter were injured, but not se
riously. A large'barn and all out
buildings were reduced to kindling
The following are the mortgage
transactions in Johnson county for the
mdnth of May: Number of farm mort
gages filed, 17; amount, $31,514.55.
Number released, 13; amount, 117,400.
Number of town and city mortgages
filed, 4; amount, $2,100. Number re
leased,5 11', amount, '$4,581.20. Num
ber chattel mortgages filed,’ 28;
amount, $12,161.74. -Number released,
16; amount, $13,050.50.
R. E. Moore, Lincoln’s richest man,
has vamoosed. He is now a resident
of .Connecticut. Moore was rated as
twice a millionaire. He has been
mayor, state senator and lieutenant
governor. Last year his cashier noti
fied the county assessor that Moore
had' failed to return half a million' dol
lars for taxation. The valuation was
added to Moore’s schedule, but he
has not :yet settled with the county.
As a result of the trouble it is said
that he has withdrawn from the state. •
The West Point Farmers’ Institute •
society has donated $35 to aid in the
West Point district corn show. The
money will be given as prizes to the
school children of the district, cpen to
all boys and girls between 5 and 21.
The people of Odessa, who have
been clamoring for a depot agent for
some time and who appealed to the
state railway commission to help
them, have settled for the present
their differences with the Union Pa
cific. The road agreed to employ a
man at Odessa who would devote a
portion of his time to billing and re
ceiving freight and to selling tickets.
Judse H. D. Travis of Nebraska City