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    Loup City Northwestern
J. W. BURLEIGH, Publisher
Greek Letter Societies.
There is au old debate as to whether
on the whole colleges and universities
of the United States would be better
or worse without the Greek letter so
cieties; but participants on both sides
of this debate would no doubt agree
that as to one of the oldest of these so
cieties—Phi Beta Kappa—there is no
ground for controversy. Admission to
Pbi Beta Kappa is dependent on schol
arship. Only students with the high
est markings are eligible for member
ship, and the influence of the organiza
tion is unquestionably good. It is in
teresting to note that among the thir
ty or so of the students of Cornell uni
versity who have bean fortunate
enough to get the Phi Beta Kappa key
this year is a Chinaman, Tunfu Hu, a
junior in the College of Arts and Sci
ence. He has been at Cornell for two
years. He has a sister at Vassal-. His
average in all the studies he has taken
for the whole period in which he has
been at Cornell is S5. That would l>e
a high average for anyone, irrespective
of color. It speaks well for him and it
also speaks well for the race to which
he belongs, says the Milwaukee Even
ihg Wisconsin. Cornell has honored it
self by ltonoring him.
Modernize Federal ClerKs’ Room.
Those who have investigated the ef
ficiency of clerks in government build
ings believe that front 15 to 20 per
cent, better results could be accom
plished if the clerks were housed in
modern buildings, similar to those pro
vided by great corporations. The gov
ernment building, planned with refer
ence almost wholly to the exterior,
contains great waste spaces; large
rooms with high ceilings, generally
with inadequate light a-nd ventilation;
pretentious entrances, and flights of
steps which must be wearily climbed.
Comfort and sanitation are sacrificed,
declares the Washington Star, in order
to preserve the classical outlines laid
down by architects hundreds or even
thousands of years ago. Contrast with
this the modern up-to-date building of
a great railroad system, with entrance
on a level with the street; swift ele
vators; office-rooms of a convenient
size communicating with each other;
plenty of light, as the building con
sists mainly of steel and plate glass;
good ventilation, and sanitary conveni
The latest development in wireless
telegraphy is the application of the
system to railroad train operation.
The wireless method lias been tried on
the Lake Shore line, and the managers
declare that the test, so far as it has
gone, was eminently successful. They
are highly enthusiastic and assert be
lief that by the use of the system ac
cidents may be eliminated as far as it
is in human power to accomplish such
a result. The managers may be over
sanguine, but additional experiments
in this direction certainly will be
awaited witij interest. Wireless teleg
raphy has proved a life-saver at sea. If
equally successful on shore there will
be great gain to humanity.
“I wish,” said the serious woman
who has been struggling over trim
mings for a directoire evening gown.
• that the law would make shopkeep
ers call things by their right names.
A pure clothes law is what we need.
When we buy gloves, they should be
labeled pigskin, if they are made of
that material. Then there is that old
lie about swan's down. Why don't
they call is geese down? That is what
it usually is. As for velvet, it is main
tained by foreigners that the pure silk
article Is obsolete. It would cost so
much now- no one would buy it.”
For years the United States govern
ment has been freeing the farmers
from the restraints of trade, and doing
everything in its power to give them
open markets at home and abroad for
their productions. It is thp solidity,
the safety, the soundness of the pros
perity of our cultivators of the soil
which is the rock foundation, the very
corner-stone of our nation today.—
Cincinnati Enquirer.
It has been a severe season for soci
ely, and whoever ownsp. country house
of any description is fleeing thither to
tone up on the simple life. Next best
to the country house comes the invita
tion to join a railway trip through Mex
ico or to Seattle, the main object being
"to get; away.” People who succeed in
doing it and at the same time getting
away from themselves might tell the
secret and, for the nonce, become phil
Manila has a new ami bountiful sup
ply of water, brought from a distance
of 20 miles. The improvement was
secured at surprisingly small cost,
which is not expected to exceed $2,
000,000, while the result in the way of
he&Rh and convenience is of incalcula
ble value. That is one of the many
things American rule has done to bet
ter conditions in the Philippines.
Lying is a monumental vice. says a
Pittsburg preacher. Hut where's the
monument to Ananias?
Our heroic baseball players can
point with pride to the fact that Ho
mer and Dante and Shakespeare and
Milton and Caesar and Napoleon and
Hismarck and Washington and Web
ster and Lincoln were among the no
bodies who never were considered
worth being taken out to California to
be trained. _,
•If vou have to nght””"you can’t
chose your water,” says the president.
Well, «'« don : have, 'o tight—what'll
you have?
Child Saving Institute of Omaha Must
Hava Larger Building.
The Washington conference of
•harlty workers, culled by ex-I?re»i
dent Roosevelt, endorsed lh« policy
of placing dependent children into
private homes for adoption.
This policy had long been pursued
by the Child Saving Institute of
Over 2,000 innocent, dependent chil
dren have been suecored by the in
atitute and more than half this num
ber placed in permanent, comfortable
homes, while the others were restored
to parents and guardians.
Calls ara constantly received for
the admission of children not only
from the people of Omaha, but from
the surrounding towns and country
districts. The number of applicants
i6 increasing. The capacity of the
institute is already overtaxed.
The. helpless littlo ones knocking
for admission must not bo turned
A new building must be provided.
A new site has been secured on
Twenty-sixth street, between Leaven
worth and Si. Mary's avenue. The
total post of grounds, a new building
and the furnishing will be $75,000.
Mr. Oeorge Joslyn has made a most
generous proposition without a paral
lel in the history of Omaha to give
$25,000 of this on condition that the
whole amount be raised before May 1.
Committees are at work collecting
money for the building fund. A num
ber of handsome subscriptions are Vic
ing received.
Scores of children from many Ne
braska and Iowa communities have
been taken in and cared for in the
Child Saving Institute, in one rase
seven children from a small Ne
braska town were brought in by an
agent of the institute upon request
of interested parties. Only a few
days ago three little gills from Lodge
Pole, Neb., were admitted to the in
For years the facilities of the
Child Saving Institute have been
available to all comers. The insti
tute is a refuge for the sick, help
less. deserted, dependent children
who must have the systematic care
and attention afforded only by an in
stitution of this kind.
The officer in charge of the institute
does not stop to inquire whether the
claims nf the stranded children in
country districts are greater or ess
than those of children in the city.
While it is true that the institute
looks largely to the benevolent people
of the city for its sustenance, it is
equally true that philanthropic men
and women in various places of Ne
braska have contributed to the sup
port of the institute.
The trustees have put the execu
tion of the plans of the building fund
campaign into the hands of Or. A.
W. Clark, superintendent, whose
agents and assistants will call per
sonally upon any person who may
express a desire to make a donation
to the building fund.
A condensed list of children brought
from outlaying communities is hereto
Two little girls from Weeping W.i • r
XVb.. S and f. years old; the fath. r was
a veteran of the civil war; phv*Icu.llv in
capable of providing for the children’
A child of 3 years from Hastings. Neb.;
father and mother unworthy of the ,-.nv
of any child: brought to the institute i iifi
later placed in the home of an uncle.
Two small children from North Platte,
Xeb.; deserted by father; mot her tried to
support children and final}v fai>d in the
Two girN from Kenesaw. Neb.; the
mother was dying and father desertt-*J
the eliild.
Baby 1k*v from Geneva. Neb.: the dying
mother left child in the hands of an oi«l
lady who found it impossible to care for
the child longer.
Four children taken from the poor
house at Blair. Neb.: mother dead; father
incapable of caring for them.
Fight childien from Sidney. Neb.: the
fr.tiler, a. farmer, suffering from a wasi
ing disease, moved into town; mother
supported children by washing for tw>
years: upon her death their eight children
were brought to the institute and cared
Seven small children from Grafton,
Xcb.: mother died with consumption; ut
ter destitution.
Four children from Oxford: father died*
mother incompetent; children very bright;
two boys and two girls; brought to the
A fa mile from Freedom. Frontier coun
ty. Nebraska: father .lied; mother unequal
to the task of supporting c hildren; brought
to institute and placed in good homes.
Four motherless children from a home
or want and suffering at Blair. Neb.:
placed by i lie father in the institute ami
later the children were placed in good
Brother and sister from Grand Island:
parents separated: neglected by father;
brought to institute; placed In good horn^s.
Thr«,’ bright children from Schuyler.
\rb ; two boys uml a girl: orphans; placed
in kooiI homes.
Three lx.ys from Custer county. Ne
braska; orphans: brought to tin- Institute;
now in comfortable homes and doing well.
Twenty to twenty-five homeless
children have been brought from
western Iowa to the institute during
the past few years and provided with
good homes.
The Child Saving Institute is 1>
rated at Eighteenth and Ohio streets,
Omaha; telephone, Webster 1991.
The headquarters of the building
fund committee is in room A-30. parlor
floor. Hotel Home, Sixteenth and How
ard streets.; telephone, Douglas 3051.
Contributions and donations should
be sent to these headquarters.
The benevolent men and women of
Nebraska and Western Iowa are urged
to aid in the e ffort to raise this build
ing fund on or before May 1.
Make cheeks payable to the Child
Saving Institute and write the build
ing committee at an early date.
Kicsed by Speaker Cannon.
Washington.—For her heroism in
saving the lives of nine children dur
ing the buring of the General Slocum.
' near New York, in 11)04, Miss Mar?
McCabe was presented by Speaker
Cannon, on behalf of congress, with
a silver life saving medal. Then she
was 14 years old. Hut now. notwith
standing her more advanced age. a;
the conclusion of the ceremonies,
Speaker Cannon, "the Iron Duke of
American politics,” took her blushing
face between his hands and kissed
h vr
One oi the first Filipino women to
hold a physician’s degree will be a
young girl from Cavite, who is said to
have taken rank as the most brilliant
student in the Philadelphia Women’s
Medical college. As a child at home,
she recalls being awakened by the roar
of Dewey’s guns. So were many of her
countrymen and women awakened in a
mental as well as a physical sense.
The average value of laud on Man
hattan island, according to the assess
ment, is $272,173 an acre.
Companion to the Depositors’ Guar
anty Bill Accepted as It Comes
from the House.
The chairmen of the enrolling and
engrossing committees of the senate
and house. Frank J. Henry and W. Z.
Taylor, submitted the enrolled bank
bill to Governor Shallenberger for his
approval. In doing so these members
of the legislature addressed the exec
utive on the theory of the bill and ex
pressing to him their appreciation of
what he had done to make the guar
anty bill a good one.
Governor Shallenberger answered
briefly and informally as follows: “1
appreciate fully the honor that is mine
in being given the privilege of sign
ing the bill. It has been a great
pleasure to see this promise of the
democratic party being carried out to
complete fulfilment. It is not the
work of one man. and does not rep
resent the sagacity of any one man in
the state. Iiather the bill is the re
sult of the w isdom and judgment of
many men. I have gone over its pro
visions carefully, aud am glad to sign
it. First, however, I want to go over
the sections. The bill is based on
the broad principle that the profit and
prosperity of banks are derived from
the depositors, and the banker who
puts aside a portion of his profits to
secure safety for the depositor will
be amply repaid by the increased con
fidence the public will l'eel in his
institution. It is merely the principle
of insurance carried into the hanking
business. I shall be glad to sign the
bill, gentlemen of the legislature,
when first I have gone over its sec
Later on the governor signed the
bill, and in a tew months it will go
into effect.
The companion to tlie depositors'
guaranty banking bill was passed by
the senate as it came from the house.
The vote was unanimous, there being
thirty-one votes for it and two mem
bers absent. This bill provides the
method of re-chartering national
banks which desire to give up their
national charters in order to avaii
themselves of the benefit of the guar
anty law. It also provides that when
ever by act of congress or by order
of the attorney general national banks
shall be permitted to participate in
the state guaranty laws, national
banks may pay their assessment and
partifipate on the same footing as
state banks.
The senate has ordered 2,1)00 copies
of the new hanking law printed for
general distribution.
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The Bankino Bill.
Over the protests of W. J. Taylor
of Custer county, who denounced the
measure as having been amended to
suit the national bankers, and as not
being the law promised the i>eop!e of
Nebraska by the democratic party,
the house concurred in the senate
amendments to the banking bill. Mr.
Taylor objected to the reduction
made by the senate in the initial levy
against the banks to create the guar
anty fund from one-half of 1 per cent
to one-fourth of 1 per cent. ITe ob
jected to the action of the senate in
striking from the bill the amendment
adopted by the house providing that
stockholders in a bank must own
other property of equal value, and he
objected to the decrease in the re
serve to be held in the banks from
20 to 15 per cent.
County Option Killed.
Tlie county option bill was taken
up by the house, which had dodged
consideration of the measure for a
long time. Debate was limited to
half an hour because it was well
known that each member had his
mind made up on the matter and de
bate was but wasted time. The bill
was voted on and defeated in com
mittee by a vote of 52. no negative
vote being taken. When the house
rose from committee of the whole the
result was emphasized on roll call by
a vote of 52 to 29. nin.% members be
ing absent or not voting. Of these
. nine a majority are supposed to be
opposed to comity option. Thus :ho
question was defeated.
Physical Valuaticn Bill.
The senate refused to concur in
house amendments to the physical
valuation bill and unless the house
changes its position on this hill there
promises to be a deadlock of goodly
proportions. A conference committee
consisting of Senators Ollls, Millet
ar.d Tanner was appointed on the hill
and as the latter two named men art
the sponsors for the two charter bills
which the house mutilated and as Sen
ator Ollis is introducer of the physical
valuation hill, the outlook is not good
To Adjourn April 1.
An agreement lias been reached up
on the date for final adjournment of
the legislature, both houses having
ratified the- report of the conference
committee on Friday fixing Thursday,
April 1, as the time. The outlook at
the present time is that the fiction
sanctified by generations of precedent
of stopping the clock on the final day
and running over two or three days
later may be dispensed with this year.
There is no telling, however, what
contingency may arise to prolong the
New Buildings Agreed To.
The senate agreed to pass hills ap
propriating $70,000 for two new build
ings at the Beatrice institute; $40,000
for an administration building at the
Peru Normal, and $50,000 for a new
wing to be added to the Kearney Nor
mal school.
Prohibits Watering of Stock.
Senator Brown's bill to prevent the
watering of stock by public service
corporations was passed in the sen
ate. The vote was unanimous, and
thirty-two votes were cast, one sena
tor being absent.
Tfee Senate Amended Bank Bill is
Tho bank bill as amended in the
senate was concurred In by the house
and goes now to the governor for his
signature. Of that the bill is assured
for in conference the governor said
that although the bill was not entirely
to his liking he was willing to take it
as the best that could he done under
the circumstances.
Taylor of Custer appeared as the
chief champion against adopting the
senate amendments to the guarantee
bill. Opposed to him were all the
house members of the hanking com
mittee which framed the bill. Taylor
had the solid following of the repub
licans save four who voted against
the motion made by Taylor not to con
cur in the senate amendments on
three sections. With them went nine
teen democrats who believed as Tay
lor did that the amendments he point
ed out weakened the measure. The
vote on not concurring in the three
sections as amended by the senate
stood 43 to 53 and they were adopt
ed as sent from the senate.
The hill as it goes to the governor
makes no changes in the composition
of the banking board front what it was
arranged by the committee. The hoard
is still to be comiiosed of three mem
bers, the governor, the attorney gen
eral and the auditor. The governor is
to huve practically all the power of
direction and appointment. 11c is
really to he the board per se. This
was done because the democrats
would not trust the two republicans
who must of necessity be members of
the board. The entire board Is to have
control of what hanks may he desig-.
uated as depositories of that portion
of the reserve of hanks not requin d
to he maintained as actual cash on
hand. Banks in towns of one hundred
or less may he formed with only $10,
Otto capital stock, hanks in towns of
100 to 500 ca:t have not less than $15,
000 capital stock, in towns 50o to 1,000
not less than $20,000, in towns of
1.000 to 2.000 not less than $25,000
capital, in cities of 2.000 to 5,00(1 not
less than $35,00, in cities of 5,000 to
25.000 not less than $50,000 capital,
and in cities of 25,00 to more popula
tion not less than $100,000 capital
stock. All this must be paid up. This
is less drastic than the original bill,
but is more stringent than the present
hanking law. A majority of directors
in any bank must reside in the county
where such bank is located or in
counties adjacent thereto. Each di
rector must own stock in an amount
not less than $3,000 if the hank has a
$50,<jOO capital and not less than 4
per cent if a smaller bank. The di
rectors may not borrow more than
20 per c^rtf each of the amount of tho
capital stock, and the aggregate loans
to directors shall not exceed 50 per
cent of the total capital.
Each stockholder must he liable in
rho sum of his stock and that much
more for the debts of the corpora
tions. This is the present law and is
the requirement of the institution. A
stockholder need not prove before in
corporation that he owns as much
property outside banking stock as ho
holds that commodity. Indeed he need
not own any other property than Ills
bank' stock. He must, however, prove
that he is a person of integrity and
financial standing to the satisfaction
of the board before any charter may
lie issued. The assessments may not
exceed one-fourth of 1 per cent for
each six months until July 1. 1911. un
less there is an emergency call and af
ter that date only one-twentieth of one
per cent each six months.
Final Adjournment Not Fixed. j
After the senate committee on final
adjournment reported March 30 as
the date agreed upon, some of the
senators decided the day was too
eariy, and although the report had
been adopted, the senate reconsid
ered its action and left the matter
undecided. The house concurred in
the report.
Orthooedic Hospital for Omaha.
Senator Ransom presented a propo
sition to the senate finance committee
for the appropriation of $15,000 to
buy a site for an orthopedic hospital
for Omaha to he a part of the State
University Sc hool of Medicine estab
lished there. He told the committee
he had u pledge of a gift for the con
struction or the hospital that would
not be less than $50,000, the same to
be available as soon as the site was
Ready for Governor.
Among measures now ready for
signature are:
Depositors’ guaranty banking bill.
Publicity of campaign contributions
Anti-intimidation bill.
Reciprocal law amendments bill.
Elective precinct assessors bills.
Bill permitting national banks to
re-charter under state laws or take
advantage of the slate guaranty law.
Physical valuation bill.
Omaha home rule charter bill.
All these bills have either been
passed by both houses or are so far
advanced that their immediate pas
sage is assured.
Important Bilk. Acted Upo;i.
The house concurred in the seuate
amendments to the Skeen hills for
the elet tiou of precinct assessors.
The bills provide these officials shall
lie elected every two years, beginning
with next fjs.ll. and shall in cities
number one for each 4.000 population.
County assessors arc left unchanged.
County boards are to divide a county
into districts for assessment. Under
a separate bill provision will be made
for assessment of real estate every
two years instead of every four years
but lias not yet gone through.
Investigate Bond Concerns.
In the passage of a Trill to investi
gate the surety bond companies the
house passed one of the important
measures of the session. The bill
was introduced by the claims com
mittee. It provides for the creation
of a commission, consisting of the
governor, auditor, and attorney gen
eral, to make a complete investiga
tion of rates charged by these com
panies and Jto fix a maximum sched
ule for future business. It is said
these concerns have entered into a
combination to boost rates.
Religious, Social, Agricultural. Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
Due Consideration.
The “wets” and “dry's" are lining
up all along the Nebraska line.
The city of Lincoln has won its dol
lar gas suit.
High water in Sheridan county de
stroyed a number of bridges.
Work on the new opera house at
Beatrice will be started April 1.
Fire at McCook destroyed Gannis'
general merchandise store.
A new bank is scheduled lor Red
! Cloud with a capital stock of $25,000
paid up.
Win. Nightengale, Omaha, aged 25.
quit by the carbolic route. He had
of late been much addic ted to drink.
John Roby of Hall county shot at a
cat, killing the same, but the bullet,
sped on and likewise took the life of a
Mrs. M. M. Falk, a resident of West
Beatrice, gave birth to triplets, all
boys. They weigh 8, 7 and G pounds,
respec lively.
Stella, the G-year-old daughter of
Mr. and .Mrs. C. D. Richie of Mitchell,
was run over and instantly killed by
a car in the- switch yards.
Miss Rachel Fairchild has been re
elected superintendent of the schools
at Spencer, with substantial increase
in salary.
Mr. Kingsburry, the well-known
horseman of Auburn, has moved to
Nebraska City with his large string
of fast horses and will train them on
the new track at the city park.
Work has been begun on the laying
of the brick of the first story of the
postofflee building at Grand Island,
the foundation and basement being
The man held in Valentine for mur
der, named Storey, appeared before
the county judge and waived prelimi
nary and was bound over to district
court without bail.
Herbert, the 12-year-old son of Geo.
Helmick, living two miles south of
Stella, shot himself in the foot with
a 22-caliber rifle with which lie was
.Mr. anu .Mrs. .1. t.. \am.ecr arnvea
in Trcuinseh from Sheridan. Wyo..
with the remains of their 4-year-old
son, where he was drowned in at
tempting to secure iiis hat when it
was blown into the stream.
The Grand Island Banking company,
one of 'lie oldest as also one of the
strongest state banks in Nebraska,
iias decided to nationalize. It lias a
capital of 1100,000. a surplus of $50.
000. and deposits of nearly $700.o00.
All things are ready for the county
convention of Sunday school workers
of Custer county, to begin on April
21 and to run until the evening of the
22d. The session will be held in the
Presbyterian church in Broken Bow.
Alva A. Randall, son of A. P. Ran
dall of Clay Center, died at their
farm home six miles southeast of Clay
Center, as a result of an injury re
ceived by being thrown from a horse
in December. Deceased was 29 years
of age.
An El Reno tOkla.) paper is author
ity for the statement that a number
of well-known Nebraskans have lo
cated in that city and expect to do
business on a large scale. They have
organized the Conservative Loan com
Ben Urandstaff, hauling hay for S.
P. Alderman, near Bassett. with a
four-horse pony team, has the record
of hauling the largest load of hay in
that vicinity. He had a load weigh
ing 11.570 pounds. The net hay
weighed 9,070 pounds.
Air. and Mrs. David Brion of Ewing
celebrated their sixtieth wedding an
niversary. all of their children being
present to help celebrate the day.
They were married in Pennsylvania
and came to Nebraska thirty years
Mrs. Peter Sanders of Grand Island,
tlie wife of a painter, old-time resi
dents of the city, committed suicide
by shooting herself in the mouth.
Mrs. Sanders has been in poor health
for several years and despondency
was the cause of the act.
Peru claims the oldest notary pub
lic in point of service of any Nebras
ka city or town. Mr. D. C. Cole of
that place received his lirst commis
sion four years before Nebraska was
made a state and he has kept it in
force continuously since that. time.
A jury in district court of Washing
ton county rendered a verdict in favor
of Flossie Plotorff, a girl of 14 years,
against William Wilson, a merchant
of Arlington, for $10,000 and costs.
The girl was driving a horse on her
way to school, when Wilson attempt
ed to pass her with his automobile on
a high and narrow' grade. The horse
scared and threw her out, injuring
Victor Lang, a well known Beatrice
man, who recently disposed or his
business, and \\ras preparing to take
a trip to his old home in Austria
when he discovered that he was not
an American citizen. He was prepar
ing to make out an application for
Unfair discrimination against the
country elevators in favor of the ter
minal elevator companies is alleged
in the case ol' H. Gund & Co. of Blue
Hill against the Burlington. .This is
the complaint heard by Speciul Exam
iner Brown of the interstate com
merce commission.
Rev. George J. Glauber, rector of
the Catholic church of Hartington, is
dead of paralysis at the age of 55.
Born in Buffalo, he was educated at
St. Joseph’s college there and at St.
Jerome’s at Berlin, Canada, and grad
uated In theology at Niagara univer
News has been received at Nelson
of the death by suicide of Mrs. Jo
seph Kramer, who lived five miles
southwest of there. She shot herself
with a shotgun, the charge tearing
away the greater part of her face. No
reason is known.- The woman was in
Nelson the day before the tragedy.
Prominent People
Prof. Simon Newcomb, tho most di
guished astronomer of the United States
one of the foremost mathematicians of th>- v
celebrated the seventy-fourth anniversary >■:
birth the other day at his home in Washi::
Congratulations from famous scientists
noted people the wor ld over came pourrig in
day long.
Prof. Newcomb is one of the most v
known figures in .the scientific world. H’ t
well known abroad as as lie is in this c. ■
and has been decorated by the mosr
guished of the world's rulers, beside
conferred on him honorary degrees from
scientific institution worth the mention,
here and abroad.
He was retired as a rear auiuuai m
12 years ago but he lias kepi steadily at work, and is just completi; g t
mental work on the motion of the moon, which is the result of hall a <•••»
of labor. I’efore retiring he was chief of the Nautical Almanac, the no •
st ruse scii ntiflc publication by Ihe government, and after his re ' ■ ' 1
work on the moon, on which he is still engaged, was carried on under "w
age of ihf government. After the founding of the Carnegie institutio: i '
up Ihe work which has since been carried on by Prof. Newcomb. wh‘> tin
a corps of expert computers and others necessary in carrying but tb“ u-'
mechanical details of the work.
Prof. Newcomb has always enjoyed good health till about two monf's ; -
when ii was necessary for an operation to he performed on him. H ■' w *': ’
thiough the ordeal as much as a matter of course as though he had h •• • ■>
rectlng s quadron evolutions in the navy. He was much interested- in '' •
mechanical details of the case, ar.d pulled through easily with the a’d
rugged constitution in spite of his advanced age.
He has been all over :he world both in his active work in the na\
since then on scientific expeditions, observing eclipses and attending •
meeting of distinguished mathematical and astronomical bodies In Europe,
was only last spring that he attended the international mathematics
gross in Home and thence journeyed to lb rlin to personally thank h up
William for conferring on him the Prussian Order of Merit.
He lias met practically all the crowned heads of Europe, lunclie-l -
the king of England and been decorated and received by the kaiser <>.
of tne ornaments of his parlor is a costly vase from the czar of Ituc^. t ■
another a bowl of rare Safsutna ware from ihe mikado of Japan.
it w probable that iis work on the motion of the raocu w.ll b - '
ihe hands ot the printer during the corning summer.
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Judge Albert H. Anderson, ihe United iv a ■
di:;lrict jurist who directed a verdict in favo
the Standard Oil Company in the Chicago tvK.t.
case in wliich Judge Landis once imposed a tt ’
OtiO.OOO fine and there y has thrown a gr--i n
stacio in Tin way of tin* rebate and trti-t p;
cut ions started l»j ox-Fresident Roosevelt,
won a imputation for his independence of thuug,
anu action, lie presides over the Indianapolis
court, having been appointed in IbOJ. A f -
months after Ins taking the bench he r!as:o
with an Indiana circuit court and promptly sc:c
a circuit judge, a sheriff and his chief deputy. :
district chairman, an ex-judge, a metropolitt.
[>oiice board president and other prominent pol
ticiar.s to jail cells fot contempt of court iv.
I i vrn “I r> 1AIJJ i <1 St . 1 it*".' I loll qurMiuuf 1
jurisdiction of the federal court in the matter and placed a receiver appoirr*
l'j the circuit court in charge of a manufacturing plnnt.
! fce political prominence of the men sent to jail led to the bringing <*
powerful influences to bear upon Judge Anderson lo save them from act t.
incaret ration in ceils. Alt t ffortr were in vain, however, and it took an o i
from ilie Cnitud States supreme court to get the distinguished “convicts" o
of jail after a week or two behind the bars.
Judge Anderson is of Hocsier birth and breeding, and is classed .*.- o> *
of Senstoi H veriige's selections, lie was practicing law in Crawfords'
when he was named as federal judge. He is 52 years old.
Grove Johnson, member of the California
stall legislature, found himself suddenly tn:v
formed from a modest neighborhood statesman
into an international character a few weeks age
It is not often that an ordinary garden variete"
state 'legislator becomes a figure of national ;:i
international importance for emperors, pre
dents, cabinet ministers, senators and repr
atives to quarrel over, lint Grove Johnson . :
California did lhat.
And he did it all with a little bill which
offered to the legislature lor passage Yh
measure classed th< Japanese in California wi
the Chinese and other aliens in prohibiting to
them the right to own real estate. The major
of the state legislature was heartily in favo -
v .ivuulivii O IkIVUOUl' , * lUJ II
of J\p;n, President Roosevelt, several thousand senators, congressmen, ed:
iors and like prominent e tizens were bitterly ttnd violently opposed to i;
Their frantic efforts were tinally suceessful in getting the measure killed, and
international peace, although given a hard jolt, was cinched again.
Air. Johnson will now. perhaps diop back into the neighborhood eta- of
eetebtity. Or he may,so use his sudden lame as to knock some mo
port a ni political plums off the tree with it.
Hilmi Pasha, w hom the whirligig of polit
fate lias just rolled around to the top in Turk
as grand vizier, is one of the leader* in <i
movement for a constitution and liberal gov.
meat. He was minister of the interior'in :: •
cabinet of his predecessor, the aged an.I fox
Kiamil Pasha. The latter, even af'er the d
mauds of the suddenly powerful Young Tnrhi
had been met with promised acquiescence v..
won over by the old palace clique.
The climax came when the venerable vi/ic
appointed two new ministers, men who *hl
more Ilian suspected of disloyalty to the refer*
movement. The grand vizier was forced ini' <•’
his job forthwith by a parliamentary vice „f
“confidence" which went the wrong way. i«*s ti
a. men nunai rasna. whose heart la with n >
progressive party, was named by uie sultan for the highest post in the empir
except the throne itself.
The new grand vizier achieved a success with hi,; first speech ift'M h -
appointment, in which he outlined the political program. The speech mad"
good impression, and was generally regarded as a model of political fa- • ,ui'<
discretion. The vizier acknowledged the supremacy of the chum ho
deputies, and his admission was especially welcome to the committer .
union and progress, who considered his predecessor to be too high-handed
The Turkish Women.
When rho Turks decided to take a
hand in the governing of tlielr country
we heard much about the coming
emancipation of the Turkish women
and of the important part they played
in the political upheaval in their land.
It was made to appear as if the spirit
of political unrest had penetrated even
the harem of the sultan, Those famil
iar with Turkish ways, however, say
that it will be many yearft befo^ the
women of that land learn to thift for
themselves. In no other European
country' have women been repressed
as in Turkey. Nowhere else is their
liberty curtailed so effectively as in I
the sultan's land. Yet they appear to
t»e supremely happy—that is. if the I
jontentmeut. of Ignorant*- ran b
jailed happiness.
New Fruit Invented in Florida.
•One of the coming new fruits that
will add to the reputation of Florida b
his described by t he Ernst is !*ake II,
;iou: The new fruit. Taageio v:..
shown the editor this week by
Prank Savage, who has propagated
^he same, the tree having this year ih
the fruit. U is a cross between
he pomelo and tangerine. Th» fli-,,
s like the grapefruit, and the s’
m- rind like the tangerine. 0^1
hings are expected or it.’ The cit
l K ,FI°rida ar* ™l*ble of fu-:.
nei hj bidization. producing new frnfts
>uf they can hardly be iirn- v .