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VOLUME XXVI_ LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1909 NUMBER 48
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I WEEK’S EVENTS!
J Latest News of Interest •
l Boiled Down for the •
Busy Man. *
Robert S. Person, auditor for. the in
terior department, lias resigned. He
asserts the senators from South Dako
ta have been working tor his removal
and that lie doesn't wish to further
embarrass the president.
President Taft, at Seattle exposi
tion, in his speech said he would ask
congress to pass a ship subsidy law.
Mr. and Mrs. William .lennings Bry
an celebrated their silver wedding an
niversary with a big reception at their
home at Lincoln. Xeb.
Dr. Harry L. Hutchins has been ap
pointed temporary president of the
University of Michigan at a salary of
$7,000 a year.
War Secretary Dickinson is back in
Washington after an extended vr.ca
tion in the south. He said the depart
ment had reached no conclusion on
the West Point hazing case.
Huntington Wilson, assistant secre
tary of state, has been threatened
with another attack of appendicitis,
but Washington reports say an opera
tion will not be necessary.
Helen Keller, the deaf, dumb and
blind marvel, is to make an airship
fight with Charles J. Glidden of Bos
ton and will record her sensations in
Prof. Jerome H. Raymond assumed
the presidency of the municipally
owned Toledo university, Toledo, O.,
and Prof. Harry B. Hutchins became
acting president of the University of
Michigan, the resignation of Dr. James
B. Angell going into effect. •
In the Long Island automobile
derby, while running 65 miles an hour,
a 60-horse power machine overturned,
killing Mechanician James Bates and
seriously injuring Driver Herbert
The south is honoring the memory
of Admiral Raphael Semmes, the
naval hero of the confederacy, this
being the one hundredth anniversary
of his birth.
A romance in the wake of the Louis
iana storm became known. A young
woman of Leesville, La., lost her
trousseau in the storm, and appeared
at the altar in improvised attire, while
the groom met her bare-footed, with
his garments misfits.
D. J. Vent, one of the striking train
dispatchers of the Mexican National
railroad, who is now' seeking employ-,
ment in the United States, has fallen
heir to $600,000 in Scotland.
* A torchlight procession of 5,000 per
sons was a feature of a demonstration
for Gen. Trevino given in Monterey,
The National League of Veterans
and Sons, organized two years ago to
benefit men who have served in the
regular army or National Guard and
their sons, met in annual session at
Bay City, Mich.
One thousand children, terrified by
“Black Hand" stories, became panic
stricken in a Jersey City (N. J.)
parochial school when they heard fire
works exploding on the outside. One
child was fatally injured and 13
others more or less hurt.
Six survivors of an unknown vessel
are aboard Winter Quarter lightship,
the remaining 12 men of the crew
having perished, according to a report
made by Capt. Delano of the steamer
Porto Rico which arrived at Baltimore
from New York.
Sam Yong Ping, an aged Malay and
one of the wealthiest fishermen on
the Louisiana coast, hanged himself
by his feet from a tree near his home
on Paratana bay. He is supposed to
have been crazed by the recent storm
Passengers on some of the Omaha
street cars drove off the crews and
ran the cars themselves, when the
motormen refused to start after the
fares were collected. The crews sent
in a riot call.
■ Another dissolution of the Finnish
senate is imminent as a result of the
clash over Finland’s contribution tc
the Russian defense fund. The Rus
sian cabinet asks §4,000.000 from Fin
land, the Finns will contribute only
President Taft visited the Alaska
Yukon-Pacific exposition at Seattle.
Wash., and was tiie center of interest
lor the great crowds at the fair.
The meeting between Presidents
Taft and Diaz will bo a strictly inter
Rational affair, according to the official
program just issued.
Two million people viewed the big
Hudson Fulton parade at New York
Twenty thousand men were in line.
The street car service in Omaha
and Council Bluffs was almost normal
following the strike. The Omaha city
council has by resolution, urged the
car company to agree to arbitration.
United States District Attorney
Sims has unearthed evidence that
white slave traffickers are operating
again on a large scale in Chicago
Raids and prosecutions are probable.
Bush fires are raging in the Sas
katchewan districts and are threaten
ing the property of the settlers.
A Spanish force reconnoitering in
the direction of Sokel Jemis, Moroc
co, encountered the Moors and met
with a serious reverse. Four officers
and 14 men were killed ond 182 men
Gifford Pinchot just returned to
Washington from a western trip says
that a trust is being formed to mo
nopolize the water power sites of the
country and declares congress must
take drastic measures to throttle the
A Mexican gunboat has seized an
American fishing schooner off Pro
greso, Mexico, and placed the crew
of seven in prison.
Commander Peary and his ship,
Roosevelt, was given a grand welcome
when they participated in the naval
gageant from New York to New
Census agents will be given a quali
fication test November 3 according to
the announcement made by Census Di
Prince Miguel of Braganza, who
married Miss Anita Stewart of New
York at Tulloch castle, Dingwall,
Scotland. September 15, has been
sued by a Vienna money lender foi
The principal commercial apple or
chards of the country are doomed tc
become infested with the San Jose
scale, according to a bulletin pub
lished by the department of agricul
ture at Washington. The scale is
spreading rapidly over vast areas and
has made its appearance in orchards
which until recently were free from
Admiral Le Pord, in command oi
the French battleships at the Hudson
Fulton celebration in New York, has
made public a statement that an en
sign of the French navy was assault
ed by a policeman, who struck him
in the face at one of the elevated
William Mitchell, white, convicted
of murder, and Cecil Palmer, colored,
convicted of attacking a woman, were
hanged at Nashville, Tenn. These
were the first executions under the
new law, which provides that all exe
cutions must be carried out at the
The sixteenth annual convention of
the United Boys Brigade of America
opened in Pittsburg. Young men rep
senting brigades in every state in the
union are in attendance.
Secretary Dickinson sustains Gen.
Frederick D. Grant in participating in
a parade in Chicago last week saying
the officer acted as an individual,
which he has a perfect right to do.
Twenty-five thousand men were in
line and 2,000,000 witnessed New
York's great military parade which
was the climax of the Hudson-Fulton
William Armstrong of Quincy, 111.,
was killed and his brother, Harold,
and Archie Johnson were seriously
injured when their automobile in
which they were riding was hit by a
train at Buda, 111.
The steamer Roosevelt, which car
ried Commander Peary to the arctic
regions, is in New York harbor and
will participate in the Huclson-Fulton
naval parade up the Hudson river.
State Supreme Justice W. J. Gay
nor was nominated by the Democrats
for mayor of Greater New York.
Two armed bandits looted the Citi
zens' National bank of Glenwood
Springs, Col., of $10,000 in a most
spectacular manner and escaped to
New- York had a spectacular fire
when the Dunham chocolate plant in
Pearl street was damaged $200,000.
Rear Admiral Schley, retired, has
canceled all his engagements in New
York on account of his health and
will return to Washington and seclu
The seventieth session of the Rock
River conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church opened in Rockford,
111., with Bishop Goodsell of New York
Gen. Grant, at Washington, declares
he will continue to lead parades that
stand for law and order until prohib
ited. This is in reply to criticisms for
his participation in Chicago's temper
Col. W. R. Morrison, former con
gressman, is dead at his home in Wa
terloo, 111., after a protracted illness.
Dr. Frederick A. Cook was given a
magnificent reception at Philadelphia,
it which city he delivered a lecture.
Thomas Gray, 19 years old, walked
the streets of New York two hours
after he had been shot near the heart.,
fearing his father would not believe
his story. He went to bed without
elling of his injury, but his mother
'saw his blood-stained garments and
he was aroused and walked a mile to
Bellevue hospital with his father. The
shot may prove fatal.
A Paris jury decided that Edward
Baudin was justified' in killing his!
wife at her request to end her suf- !
fering. The woman was a victim of
asthma and the disease was strangling |
Mrs. Lir.da Baldwin, who says she I
doesn’t know how old she is, but who
is supposed to be over 100, is de
tained at Ellb island. New York. She
lived 60 years in Brooklyn and re
turned from Ireland to look after
Taking of the testimony for the de
fense in the suit of the state to oust
the International Harvester Company
for alleged violation of the Missouri
anti-trust law began in St. Louis. ,
Hunter Harry Whitney, who has ar
rived at St. Johns, N. F„ from Labra
dor says he believes both Cook and
Peary reached the pole and sees no
reason why the latter shoulc. doubt
President Taft, properly clothed, de
scended 1,200 feet into the famous
Leonard copper mine at Butte
Mont. He expressed himself much de
lighted with the experience.
WORKINGS OUT OF THE NEW
RESTRAINS ORDER ISSUED
Negotiations for Settlement of Affairs
Progressing and Officials of
Institution are Hopeful.
Oklahoma City, Okla.—The affairs
of the Columbia Bank & Trust com
pany of this city, which was declared
by the state banking board as being
insolvent a few days ago and which
was taken in charge by State Bank
Commissioner Young under the pro
visions of the Oklahoma guaranty
law, were complicated Saturday by
the issuance of a temporary restrain
ing order by Federal Judge Cotteral
to prevent the further payment of the
The applications for the restrain
ing order was made by the attorney
for the National Life company of Chi
cago, which holds a certificate (of
deposit to the extent of $170,000.
Service was had on the bank com
missioner and also on W. L. Norton,
president of the defunct bank.
Negotiations for a settlement of the
bank’s affairs are in progress and its
officers are hopeful of taking the in
Efforts were interrupted for an
hour or more but were resumed and a
statement is being prepared for pres
entation to the governor showing the
Hope is expressed that the governor
will be convinced that the bank's as
sets are sufficient to warrant the
state in relinquishing control.
Governor Haskell issued a lengthy
statement defending the bank guaran
ty law and says he cannot see how a
federal judge could be so discourteous
to a governor as to undertake to set
at naught a state law without a
It was announced that definite plans
looking to the reorganization of a
bank to take the place of the defunct
Columbia Bank and Trust company,
now in the hands of the state bank
ing board, may be perfected Monday
or Tuesday. A party of capitalists
from St. Louis, headed, it is said, by
C. W. Smith, formerly president of
the Farmers' State bank of Tulsa, but
now of St. Louis, is credited with be
ing interested in taking over the. bank.
The bank continued to pay depositors.
ANOTHER SERMON BY TAFT.
Lays Corner Stone of First Universat
ist Church, Portland.
Portland, Ore.—President Taft on
Sunday preached another sermon. The
scene had changed from the Mormon
tabernacle at Salt Lake City on Sun
day last to the cornerstone laying of
the First Universalist church in East
The president handled the silver
trowel and worked hard to see that
the stone was properly adjusted. His
apparent earnestness in setting the
1 stone called out great applause from
the open air audience.
The president referred to his vari
ous church experiences *and in con
“No church in this country, how
ever humble it may be, that preaches
the doctrine of true religion and true
morality will lack my earnest sup
port to make it more influential when
ever opportunity offers.”
Big Dike for Pathfinder Dam.
Casper, Wyo.— The reclamation serv
ice is advertising for bids for the con
struction of a gigantic dike at the
Pathfinder dam, forty-five miles above
Casper on the Sweetwater river. The
work will involve the handling of
about 160,000 cubic yards of earth ex
cavation, 8,000 cubic yards of pave
ment and 2,000 yards of concrete ma
sonry, the estimated cost or which
will be $250,000. The successful bid
ders must begin work on the job at
once, before the floods of 1910.
Steamship Line Rate War.
Los Angeles, Cal.—The war of the
coast steamship companies is on in
costly earnest and a passenger can
ride from Los Angeles to San Fran
cisco, meals included, for $1. The
thousands of homeseekers that have
reached California on reduced tourist
rates from the east are taking ad
vantage of the steamship family war.
Nebraska Flour for Europe.
Central City, Neb.—Forty thousand
pounds of his best, brand of flour to
be shipped direct, to Europe, is the
order which' J. E. Jenkins, proprietor
Of the Central City roller mills, has
booked for early delivery.
Shailsnberger Gets Report.
. Lincoln. — Gov. Shailsnberger has
made public a report from Deputy j
Labor Commissioner W. M. Maupin
on the street car strike situation in
Omaha. He recommends that an in
vestigation should be made of the
situation under the statutes.
Ccok Will Submit Data.
Washington—Df. Frederick A. Cook,
the Arctic explorer, announced Sun
day shortly after his arriVal from New
York to deliver his lecture, that he
will acquiesce in the proposition that
the University of Copenhagen be
asked to waive its claim to a prior
examination of his records in order
that American geographic societies
and other scientific bodies in this'
country may be enabled to review, his
data. He said he would be satisfied
to have the decisions of all these
tribunals announced simultaneously.
THE PRUNING KNIFE.
It Is Being Worked In Government
Washington—A cut of practically
$S,500,000 in excess of ordinary dis
bursements over ordinary receipts so
far this fiscal year as compared with
the corresponding period of last year,
$1,000,000 a month gain in internal
revenue, and an increase of almost
$19,000,000 id customs for July, Au
gust and September as compared with
the same period a year ago, are shown
in the monthly treasury reports issued
today. Treasury officials expressed
gratification at the figures.
The balance in the general fund, or
available cash in the treasury, is $94,
206,114, exclusive of the $150,000,000
reserve fund made up of gold coin and
bullion held for the redemption of
$!!46,6S1.016 of United States treasury
notes and $4,071,000 of treasury notes
The balance in the treasury, exclu
sive of reserve and trust funds, de
creased $3,744,757 during the month.
The public debt grand aggregate is
$2,648,602,845, an increase of $2,056,
235 for the month. This includes
$1,353,059,S69 on certificates and treas
ury notes, which are offset by an equal
amount of cash in the treasury. This
leaves the interest and non-interest
bearing debt of the government, ex
clusive of these trust funds, $1,295,
402,975. an increase of only *97,235 for
the month. The excess of all dis
bursements over ail receipts, and this
includes not only ordinary items, but
Panama canal and public debt figures,
was $3,744,757 for the month and $32,
169,315 for the fiscal year so far, a
period of three months, against the
$66,118,774 for the corresponding pe
riod of last year.
The excess of Panama canal dis
bursements over receipts was $3,188,
466 this month and $6,262,807 so far
this fiscal year, against $6,126,721 for
the same three months of last year.
Receipts on account of the public debt
exceeded the disbursement on that ac
count by $64,895 this month, but for
the three month period the disburse
ments exceeded the receipts by
$2,772,395, which stands against $30,
371,680 for the same period last year,
when over $42,000,000 of lawful money
was paid for national bank notes re
tired under the act of July 14, 1890.
THE DEPOSED SHAH.
Mohammed All Mirza Being Taken
Secretly to Odessa.
St. Petersburg—Mohammed Ali Mir
za, the deposed shah of Persia, sailed
from Anzali, on the Caspian sea, on
his way to exile in Russia. He is ex
pected to land at Peterovosk, on the
west shore of the Caspian, Saturday.
He will be taken direct to Odessa on
a special train. His movements are
being kept as secret as possible, as
the Caucasus are swarming with Per
sian revolutionists and attempts at
assassination are feared.
The Bryans Celebrate.
Lincoln, Neb.—Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Bryan on Friday celebrated their
twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
While the only preparations for the
event were a few invitations to
friends, the placing of flags and the
arrangement of flowers, the event de
spite its simplicity took on the char
acter of a world-wide event, telegrams
and presents coming from all parts
of the United States and greetings
coming from many foreign countries.
The day was ideal, warm and sunny,
quite reflecting the happy home.
Mexico Faces Corn Famine.
Mexico City—Mexico faces a corn
famine, which will require the lifting
of the import duty on that cereal, ac
cording to Louis Batesnien, secretary
of the Sociodad Agricola Mexicana.
The recent frost, which worked injury
to the crop estimated at millions, is
the culmination of a series of dis
asters to farmers of the republic, in
cluded in the list being copious rains
in some places and dry seasons in oth
ers and storms which have swept
away a great portion of the crop in
the central district
Harriman Line Pleads Guilty.
Los Angeles—The Southern Pacific
railroad pleaded guilty in the United
States district court to rebating and
was fined $1,000 by Judge Wellborn.
Through Attorney C. M. Durbrow of
San Francisco the company entered a
plea of technical and unintentional
To investigate the Strike.
Frenjpnt, Xeb. — Governor Shr.ller.
berger will leave here Thursday to in
vestigate the strike situation in Oma
ha. Deputy Labor Commissioner Mau
pin mafle a report of conditions in
Omaha to the governor, following
which the chief executive announced
his intention ox investigating the mat
Wilson Under the Knife.
Washington—Word was received at
the state department that the opera
tion on Assistant Secretary Hunting
ton Wilson at Johns Hopkins hospital.
Baltimore, for the removal of the ap
pendix, had been successful and that
Mr. Wilson was resting comfortably.
Says Peary Is Mistaken.
Copenhagen.—Commenting on the
luestioE. of the artificial horizon
raised by Commander Robert 13. Peary
n his statements to show that Dr.
'■’rederick A. Cook did not reach the
north pole. Professor Stroengeren of
he Copenhagen university said:
‘Commander Peary must be under
misapprehension. According to Dr.
look’s statement he did not use an
artificial horizon of mercury, but a
glass mirror, which, with the aid of
spirit levels, was set horizontally.”
WHEAT GOES HIGHER
FOURTEEN CENTS ADDED IN
RISE COMES UNEXPECTEDLY
Holders Wait for Top Advance, $1.20,
Then Begin Delivering the
Chicago—The "wheat squeeze”
which disturbed the ennui of specu
lative routine with a 14-eent advance
in the September option on the Board
of Trade here Wednesday lacked none
of the features of former years when
“Old Hutch,” Cudahy, Partridge and
others were wont to explode bomb
shells under the trade.
It was the cleanest cut of any cor
ner in many years. The so-called
Patten deal of last spring w'as an open
secret long before final delivery day,
but what happened Wednesday came
out of a clear sky. September wheat
had been lagging toward the end, with
every evidence of ebbing vitality. For
a month there had been practically
nothing doing in the option. Sep
tember closed Wednesday at 81.06 and
sluggishly slept through most of
Wednesday’s session slightly above
that figure. In a vague sort of a
way there was known to be a short
interest, but that some particular in
dividual or clique had secured con
trol of the long side was undreamed
of by all not in the deal.
The trader of traders in control are
said to have held about 1,000,000 bush
els, while the scattered short inter
ests ran between 5,000,000 and 10,
000,000 bushels, according to the av
erage expert guess on the subject, in
the absence of actual figures.
In volume this does not begin to
compare with some deals w'hich Board
of Trade history reveals, but in com
pact efficiency it is said to be the
peer of any. No colossal winnings or
losses are involved, although some of
the weaker shorts were hard hit. The
efforts of some of these to extricate
themselves during the last frenzied
half-hour were described by a spec
tator as pitiful.
September was at $1.07 when the
riot of the shorts began. Conditions
had been bearish and, although Sep
tember had held sturdily in price,
shorts still believed the break would
come. As the final moment of the
trading month drew near and the
break did not materialize the true
condition of affairs became apparent.
One long with 5,000 bushels to his
credit snatched his profit at $1.10 and
then watched what became of his sale.
In the next thirty minutes it changed
hands twenty-eight times on an ad
vancing scale. The last man wrho se
cured it paid $1.20 for it.
One of the most influential traders
on the board waited until the top had
been reached, and then delivered the
actual wheat at $1.20—100,000 bushels
of it. Little wheat came out until
$1.18 was reached. At this figure and
above a neat profit was garnered. De
liveries amounted to 615,000 bushels,
going to scattered interests. It was
necessary to extend the delivery pe
riod three times before the last ac
count was squared. The hour for de
llivery of actual wheat is from 1:30
*to 2 p. m. It W'as 3:45 before the
last transfer had been made.
A “Hotbed of Heresy."
Des Moines, la.—Bishop W. M.
Weekly of Kansas City, presiding
over the Iowa United Brethren bench
here, assailed the faculty of Chicago
university vigorously in an address at
tne conference. He said that the uni
versity is a hotbed of heresy and par
ticularly scored the teachings of cer
tain members of the faculty as to the
divinity of the Bible.
Output of Packing Houses.
Cincinnati, O.—Price Current says:
The hog supply has gained somewhat
on the recent past, total western pack
ing being 405,i>00 head, compared with
340.000 head the preceding week and
470.000 head last year. Since March
1, the total is 13,190,000 head, against
14.055.000 head a year ago.
Twenty-five Thousand Parade.
New York—Twenty-five thousand
men of arms Thursday marched past
the massed representatives and spe
cial envoys of thirty-seven nations,
while 2,000,000 citizens, seated in
grandstands or standing along Fifth
avenue, shouted themselves hoarse in
cheers. The great military parade
was the climax of the Hudson-Fulton
Encircled ‘Statue of Liberty.
New York.—Wilbur Wright cirpled
the great Statue of Liberty at the en
trance of New Tork in his aeroplane,
while in the upper part of the city two
huge dirigible baloons failed inglori
ously in their task. This, the first
day of Rights of the Hudson-Fulton
celebration, was a victory for the
Bank Cashier Is Arrested.
Hannibal, Mo.—R. T. Clark, cash
ier of the Farmers’ bank at Oakwood,
a suburb of this city, was arrested
here on Thursday, charged with hav
ing embezzled $9,938.28 of the bank's
money. Later he gave bond and was
released. Clark, it is alleged, admits
the embezzlement. The bank was
opened February 11 and the first ex
amination, made today by Assistant
Bank Examiner Charles W. Watson,
revealed the shortage. The deficit
has been made good by the directors
and the bank will not Be closed.
A BIG BANK FAILS.
Largest Institution in Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Okla.—With a sup
ply of money received from the state
guaranty fund, supplemented by the
task on hand in the bank. State Bank
Commissioner Young on Wednesday
paid about 4U0 depositors of the Co
lumbia Bank & Trust company,
which suspended Tuesday. No ex
citement prevailed, the people appar
ently trusting the state's guaranty.
Commissioner Young refused to
make a statement as to the bank's
condition pending a thorough exami
nation of its assets.
Securities to the amount of $250,000
have been offered the bank officials by
local capitalists, but these have been
refused on the advice of the bank com
missioner, who expresses confidence
that there will be no difficulty in pay
ing the depositors dollar for dollar.
The report started that a number
of state banks would resist an as
sessment by the state to protect the
Columbia company depositors was
dispelled when the officials an
nounced they had been assured of the
support of the state bankers.
Interest throughout the state
Wednesday was intense. The Colum
bia company was the reserve for per
haps 150 other state banks, and had
on deposit $1,300,000 of their deposits.
The failure in the application of the
guaranty law would mean ruin to
man/ of these and a financial panic
in the state.
Mr. Taylor later announced that the
state has on deposit with the Colum
bia Bank and Trust company $490.
359, whjch is protected by approved
securities valued at $500,000. consist
ing of state, county and district war
rants and bonds, security company
bonds and other collateral. The state
school land commission has on de
posit $190,000, which is protected by
approved securities valued at $198,000.
On June 1 the bank held $50,512 of the
bank guaranty fund, which was pro
tected by securities valued at $50,000.
WILLIAM R. MORRISON DEAD.
Former Democratic Leader Dies at
His Home at Waterloo, III.
"Waterloo, 111.—Colonel William R.
Morrison, for many years leader of
the democratic party and veteran of
the Mexican war, died at his home
here after a long illness. He had
been unconscious for several hours
during the day, but revived shortly
before the end came and spoke to rela
tives gathered about the bedside.
No immediate relatives survive
Colonel Morrison. His first wife, by
whom he had two sons, died five years
after marriage and the two children
died soon afterwards. The second
wife, together with a son born of this
union, are also dead.
President on the Coast.
Seattle, Wash.—President Taft
reached the Pacific ocean Wednesday
night, Just two weeks after his start
from Boston. During all of this time
he has been steadily heading for the
west. Here a new phase of the jour
ney begins, and when he leaves Se
attle for Tacoma on Friday afternoon
and leaves that city at midnight his
course will be south until Los An
geles is reached, and then comes the
turn once more to face the rising sun.
Much Attention to Aldrich.
Paris.—Senator Nelson W. Aldrich
of Rhode Island, and Prof. A. P. An
drew who are present in Paris gather
ing information for the report; of the
American monetary commission, are
the recipients of much attention here.
They have been dined by M. Pailain,
governor of the Bank of France; M.
Cochery. minister of finance, and the
heads of several important French
credit institutions, and they have had
a number of interviews with financial
TAFT FOR SHIP SUBSIDY.
So Announces in a Speech at Seattle,
Seattle, Wash.—Speaking before the
largest audience he has faced since
his trip began—a crowd that over
flowed the natural amphitheater of
the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition
with its seating capacity of nearly
20,000—President Taft announced that
he would urge in his coming message
to congress the enactment oi a ship
Ship Blows Up at Seo.
Rangoon, Burmah. — The British
steamer Clan Mackintosh, belonging
to the Madras Steam Navigation com
pany. ir, reported to have blown up
and every man on board, with ono
exception, is said to have perished.
Salt Lake Case Goes Over.
Salt Lake City.—The hearing of the
local traffic bureau’s rate cas?, which
has been presided over by Interstate
Commerce Commissioners Clark and
Prouty, adjourned until October 29.
Victory for Spaniards.
Madrid.—Madrid is bellaarged r.nd
illuminated in celebration of the suc
cess of the Spanish arms in Africa,
which were -crowned by the occupation
of Mount CJurr.ga. the Moorish strong
hold. Crowds till the Pueria del 3b!
and t: surrounding streets, acclaim*
ing the news.
Eryan to Meet Bailey.
Atlanta. Ga.—A joint debate on the
tariff by William J. Bryan and Sen
ator Joseph \V. Bailey cf "'exas at
Atlanta is assured, the meeting to be
held some time next month in the
new auditorium there. Senator Bailey
wired his acceptance of the formal in
vitation extended by the Young Men’s
Democratic league of Atlanta for the
debate. While no reply to the invi
tation has been returned from Mr.
Bryan, advices are to the etiect that
Mr. Baiiey has accepted. Mr. Bryan
will fix the date.
NEWS FROM THE CAPITAL CITY
ITEMS OF INTEREST AROUND THE
Sibley Act Is Valid.
The supreme court Saturday upheld
the validity of the Sibley express rate
law making a deduction of 25 percent
in charges. Judge J. B. Barnes wrote
the opinion of the court in the ex
press rate case.
Attorney Genera! W. T. Thompson
who instituted the suit of the state
against the express companies to pre
vent them from violating the law of
1907 obtained a temporary restraining
order one year ago last April, had the
pleasure of seeing this order of in
junction made permanent. This r«
sult was obtained only after a hard,
legal contest through state and fed
eral courts. The state supreme court
issued a temporary injunction soon
after the suit was started, but the ex
press companies transferred the suit
to the federal court of the district of
Nebraska. The federal judges of the
district refused to entertain the suit
and remanded it to the state court.
This court appointed Judge John J.
Sullivan referee to take testimony.
The referee adopted the theory of the
attorney general that the appoint
ment of state ami interstate income
should be on the revenue basis instead
of on the package basis and so re
ported to the court when he filed his
findings. This report is adopted by
the court and judgment is given the
state. The railway commission as
sisted the attorney general by com
piling monthly reports from stations
showing the income and expenditures.
The showing of the state was that the
business of the companies had in
creased under the reduced rates and
that the Sibley law was not satisfac
tory. , ' '
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Free High School Law Valid. -
In the case of Thomas M. Wilkin
son vs. Joshua S. Lord, an appeal from
'Richardson county, the supreme court
^upholds the constitutionality of tha
;free high school law of 1907. Several
•acts of the same character of previous
legislatures failed to stand the test,
•but this act is held to be valid. Judge
James R. Dean, who was for many
‘years a member of a school board,
wrote the opinion of the court. The
law makes the home district of the
student liable for the payment of 7a
cents a week.
The court holds that a title declar
ing a legislative purpose to provide &
four years’ course of free high school
instruction for pupils residing in dis
tricts where that privilege is denied
is broad enough to cover taxation for
the purpose stated and legislation to
prevent school districts from defeat
ing the act by refusing to note taxes.
The free high school law of 1907 is
•held by the court to be an independ
ent act and its validity must be
•tested by the rule that changes or
modifications of existing statutes as
an incidental result of adopting a
newr law covering the whole subject
to which it relates, are not forbidden
by section 11, article 3 of the consti
tution, relating to the amendment of
statutes. I ^ 1 ‘ • I y
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State House Briefs.
The Duncan State bank has been
chartered by T. B. Hord and others.
The capital stock is $10,060.
' Deputy Labor Commissioner Man
■pin went to Omaha to investigate the
■ street car strike situation. He rep
recents the governor and the latter
will go and act under a provision of the
law giving him power to investigate if
he deems it necessary after he re
ceives a report from Mr. Maupin.
The war department, under date of
September 20, issued an order reliev
ing Maj. Lorenzo Davidson, United
.States army, retired, at his own re
quest, for duty with the Nebraska na
tional guard. Major Davidson has not
been actively connected with the
guard since last January, when Gov
ernor Shallenberger appointed John C.
Hartigan adjutant general. If the ad
jutant general can get the officer
whom he desires, another will be as
signed by the war department as spe
cial aide to the governor. Major Dav
idson has gone to Iowa to accept a
position as instructor in a private mili
Costly Little Care.
Costs amounting to $600 have been
incurred in a replevin suit for pos
session of a horse valued at $4.1. The
supreme court now gives a decision in
the second appeal. The judgment of
the district couit of Kimball county
is affirmed.- The suit is tit. elded in
favor of William T. Young, pki tiff
and appellee, and against air.bert C.
Kinney, defendant and appellant.
Admitted io the Egr.
Upon recommendation c: the bar
commission tbe following were ad
mitted to practice: Thomas V. Bird,
:'Charles E. Oehl r, Kelso A. Morgan.
Upon motion of A. >t. Post. John
Grant of Lincoln county was admitted
New Ear Cotnrrssion
The supreme court has refused to
grunt a rehearing in the non-parti,,an
judiciary law. which it recently bcid
uuconstitutionai. This disposes of it.
The court has appointed the fol
lowing members of. the bar commis
sion: Walter L. Anderson, secretary,
Lincoln; Charles W. Beal. Btoien
Bow; Alvin F. Johnson, Omaha; W.
H. Pitzer, Nebraska City; R. R. Dick
son, O’Neill. The commission has
recommended the admission to prac
tice of Thomas V. Bird, Charles B.
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