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Though official reticence concerning
the exact state of King Leopold's
health is maintained, information
from private sources is that his con
dition is causing the utmost anxiety.
It Is reported that rheumatism is ex
tending and has been complicated by
paralysis, of which he has experi
enced two strokes, as well as with
pulmonary trouble.
A Niarobi, British East Africa, dis
patch says: Kermit Roosevelt arrived
here. He Is going to Mombasa on a
hunt for antelope. He has just se
cured two bongo. Colonel Roosevelt
has net arrived here from Njoro, but
le expected soon.
E. L. Poole, of Havana, Cuba, closed
a deal with the Philippine government
for the purchase of the San Jose friar
estate of 55,000 acres in the island oi
Mindoro. The purchase price was
1367,000. The tract will be used for'
the cultivation of sugar and it Is un
derstood that the buyer represents
the Havemeyers.
The Chinese government has sent a
circular note to the powers protest
ing against Russia’s claims to the
right of administration over the Man
churian railway zones. The protest
deals lengthily with the Russian com
munique which was sent to the
powers October 8.
Baron Sidney Sonnino, who was pre
mier in 100C, has been semi-officially
intrusted with the formation of a new
Italian cabinet, the Giolitti cabinet
having resigned.
According to the Standard, J. Pier
pont. Morgan &. Company of New York
and Drexel & Company of Philadel
phia will become th-> partners of a
London firm, which will be styled Mor
gan. Grenfell & Company.
Governor Hughes of New York lias
taken up the consideration of pros
pective legislation for the control of
airship flights. He believes, it is an
nounced, that such legislation will
soon become necessary in many
The secretary of the interior has ap
proved the decision of the commis
sioner of the land office in the case of
Henry Kern against. John Eaton, on
appeal of the former in dismissing his
contest against the homestead entry
of the latter, located in the Alliance
(Neb.) land district.
George Crocker's gift to Columbia
university to be used for the investiga
tion of cancer, of which he died in
New York, wHI amount to at least
$1,500,000, according to the will.
Francis J. Heney confirmed the re
port that he has filed suit in New
York against William H. Crocker of
San Francisco for $250,000 for alleged
Alvin K. Hiskins of Alton, 111., was
notified by the United States govern
ment that it had purchased his patent
range finder and distance appraiser
for $300,000.
Congress will be asked to grant a
new national charter to the proposed
pan-American bank.
* President Taft will make the open
ing address at the convention of the
National Civic Federation to begin its
Important work in Washington Jan.
17, next.
Mr. Edward Harriman has taken up
the active management of the Harri
man estate and will hereafter observe
regular office hours on three or four
days of each week with her work.
There were 8,878,277 running bales
of cotton ginned from the growth of
1909 to December 1 as compared with
11,008,661 for 1908.
A change in the date of the inaugu
ration of the President of the United
States from March 4 to the last Thurs
day in April is strongly urged in the
annual report of the commissioners of
the District of Columbia presented to
At Kansas City Joseph Campbell
killed his wile, then took his own life.
He was a morphine fiend.
The president's message, as pre
’ sented to congress, was pleasing to re
The Norfolk & Southern railway
property was bid in by the reorganiza
tion committee for $8,500,000. ‘
I The president will exert all his In
fluence looking to changes in the in
terstate commerce act.
George R. Callot of Nebraska has
been nominated for governor of Porto
Rico by President Taft. The "salary
is $8.00 a year.
In a street duel with,knives at Al
Ica. Ark.. Miss Nora Owens was fat
ally injured by Miss Stella Belle and
died within a few minutes.
Senator Elmer J. Burkett of Nebras
ka has prepared a resolution, which
he intends to present to congress, call
ing for a thorough investigation ol
the sugar trust.
According to an official dispatch
froth Bitlis, Asiatic Turkey, several villages in that vicinity have
been destroyed by an earthquake.
Congress opened oh noon Monday,
but the president’s message was not
read until Tuesday.
At Cannelton. Ind., trying to emulate
the daring deeds attributed to char
acters in dime novels, of which he
had read many, Claude Williams, 16
years old, deliberately shot and killed
James Hall, 13 year old, with a rifle.
. It is likely that the president will
Red Cloud, the Indian warrior, died
at Pine Ridge agency, aged 8C.
The champion ten ears of corn at
the National Com show sold for $335,
being bought by E. E. Favette of Des
Moines. This is at the rate of $2,345
a bushel. -
Iowa defeated Nebraska in the an
nual debate of the two state universi
ties. The vote was two to one. The
income tax question 'wCas at 4ssue. *
Aye brothers of Blair, Neb., car
ried off honors at the National Corn
show as special copetitors for the best
ten ears of corn grown in the state.
A controversy over railroad legisla
tion will precipitated in congress this
winter, which, in importance, promis
es to surpass the legislative conflict
over railroad rates four years ago.
Prize wheat at the National Corn
show sold at the rate of $800 a bushel,
the exhibitor buying It.
The government of Honduras, ap
prehending an armed invasion, han
proclaimed martial law throughout
the republic.
Congress is to be assalmd by re
form organizations within a day or so
after it convenes.
Democratic senators met to select
a sucessor to Senator Culberson a:s
caucus chairman, only to find he had
not formally resigned.
Burlington men believe that H. E.
Byram is soon to become assistant
general manager.
The PUenix Insurance company of
Brooklyn ■ stands to lose heavily by
aleged iregular management.
Congressman Hitchcock of Nebras
ka offered a resolution looking to the
reopening of the Alaska coal lani
A statute in tribute to C. E. Perkins,
railroad builder, 'has been erected at
Burlington, la.
After January 1, 1910, football is
barred from the public schools of
Greater New York. This was decided
by resolution at a meeting of the
board of education.
In a decision the interstate com
merce commission suggests that when
-ailroads make a special excursion
rate to state or county fairs or to
large state meetings, the rate be sym
metrical with other rates of a similar
The recent snow storm in Kansas
is said to have been a great help to
| wheat. >
As Christmas falls on Saturday this
year it is likely that the two houses
of congress will adjourn the middle of
that week until Monday, January 3.
So far Speaker Cannon has not given
the matter any consideration so far is
the house is concerned, but the indi
cations are the adjournment will oe
about Wednesday or Thursday of
Christmas week.
As a promise of activity in the n
terest of legislation, senators in one
day introduced more than 350 bills
and resolutions, covering a great
variety of subjects.
The “power site monopoly” was the
object of attack in a bill offered in
the house by Representative Mann,
chairman of the committee on inter
state and foreign commerce.
While his w'ife «nd three little chil
dren were out walking, John K. South
er, of Washington, an artist, commit
ted suicide by shooting. Souther was
39 years of age.
Congressman Kennedy of Iowa in
troduced a bill providing for an ap
propriation of $75,000 for the erection
pf a public building at Fort Madison,
, Representative Hinshaw of Nebras
ka took up with the state department
and will later lay beiore the presi
dent the petitions of the railroad em
ployes’ organization all over the west
in the case of J. A. Cook, a railroad
trainman, who is in jail in Mexico.
While on a visit to Boston from
his home at Charleston, S. C„ Bri
gadier General Henry M. Adams, U.
S. A., retired, died. He was identified
for a number of years with the en
gineer corps of the army. He was
born in Massachusetts in 1844.
Decided business improvement is
shown throughout the country in the
receipts at the fifty largest postofflces
during the month of November. Every
'office reported an increase varying
from 6.8 per cent at Brooklyn to 114.8
per cent at Seattle.
“Expedition and Dispatch” is the
watchword passed along in the mat
ter of appropriations at this session
and already several of the bills wtich
will carry millions of dollas for the
I will carry millions of dollars for the
; way.
Both houses of congress will ad
i journ over the holidays.
The government faces imporiant
j problems relating' to- channels and
terminals in proposed waterways im
I provement.
i ' James J. Hill discussed the supply
and demand and urged more scientific
; arming in a speech at Omaha.
I)r. Frederick Cook’s personal law
yer, Henry Willington W’ack,' has
■levered relations with his client.
The chief danger of the president’s
economy program lies in the fact :hat
!t is almost impossible to have con
gress hold down expenses.
Susan Stewart, wife of Paymaster
Seneral Stewart, U. S. N„ retired, of
South Orange, N. J., died in Washing
ton. She will be buried in the national
cemetery at Arlington.
President Taft is mapping oet a
legislative program for congress,
A New York paper claims Cook
sought aid in preparing data.
The National Corn Show at Omaha
was opened by an address by Presi
dent Wattles.
Attorney General Fred. S. Jackson
will enter the race for congress in the
Fourtli district of Kansas againstif. M.
Miller, the present member.
An Effort to Create the Impression
that City of Managua is Hostile
to America.
Bluefields. Nicaragua.—It Is learned
from an authoritative source that a
reign of terror is being maintained in
Managua and that not less than 500
persons identified with political affairs
are in the prisons. A Catholic so
citey has been ordered to cease send
ing food to the prisoners, and these
are in a fair way to starve to death
as they are allowed only 2 cents a
day for food. Corporal punishment
is meted out daily to various alleged
Zelaya, in order to create an Im
pression that the sentiment of the
people of Managua is hostile toward
America and Americans, recently or
dered Amelio Estrada, a prominent
liberal and brother of the revolution
ist chief, to organize a demonstration
against that country and its people,
but this he refused to do, and Zelaya
had him arraigned on a fictitious
It is understood that Julian Irias,
the minister general, who has many
adherents at Leon and Chinandega,
has been making attempts to start, an
uprising in his favor as Zelaya’s suc
cessor, but whether with Zelaya's con
sent is not known. It is reported
also that Irias' home had been sur
rounded by soldiers.
Further authoritative dispatches re
ceived here state that 500 of Zelaya’s
forces have been entrenched for the
purpose of preventing the American
marines from passing over the bridge
into Corinto. Since Thursday last,
when General Estrada became prac
tically certain that General Vas
cesque, in command of a portion of
Zelaya's troops, was attempting to
make a detour of Rama for the pur
pose of seizing an unguarded river
point and descending upon Btuefields,
the forces of the provisional govern
ment have been acting with great
energy. Rama has been occupied and
other less important river landings
have been strongly guarded. All avail
able boats have been held in reserve
to rush reinforcements to any point
that may be threatened.
Estrada Asks Advice.
Washington.—Senor Castrillo, the
representative of the Nicaraguan in
surrectionists in this city, received a
cablegram from General Estrada,
head of the revolutionary movement,
which declares that the revolutionists
are strongly entrenched at Rama and
that the forces of President Zelaya
are two days’ march from the city.
The cablegram asserts that a revolu
tionary victory is certain, but that
following it the revolutionists will
take no definite steps until their pro
gram is approved by the State depart
ment at Washington. This is pre
sumed to refer especially to any de
cision that may be made in the case
of President Zelaya, should the in
surgents win.
White Slave Bill Favored.
Washington.—The white slave traf
fice bill of Mr. Mann, chairman of the
house committee on interstate and for
eign commerce, will be taken up by
that committee Monday. The inten.
tion is to press the measure, and its
advocates expect its passage by both
houses of congress. The bill is de
signed to regulate and prevent the
transportation in interstate and for
eign commerce of alien women and
girls for immoral purposes.
Hinshaw Takes Up Cook Case.
Washington.—The attention of Pre
sident Taft was called to the case of
William Cook, an American conductor
on the Mexican Central railroad, who
was for a long time in prison at Gua
dalajara, Mexico, on a charge of lar
ceny. Representative Hinshaw of
Nebraska took the matter up with the
president at solicitation of the Broth
erhood of Railway Conductors. The
president referred Mr. Hinshaw to
Secretary Knox and told him to ask
the secretary to make a statement of
the case.
Copper Consolidation Announcement
Expected Very Soon.
New York.—Indications were Sun
day that the official announcement of
the first step in the proposed merger
of Amalgamated, Cole-Ryan and Gug
genheim copper properties might be
expected soon. Negotiations for the
consolidation of the Nevada Consoli
dated Copper company, the Uta.h Cop
per company and the Boston Consoli
dated Copper company are said to
have been practically closed.
Clarkson to Remain.
Washington. — General Janies S.
Clarkson, the surveyor of the port of
New York, will continue in the office
until April 18 next, when the term
for which he was appointed expires,
unless in the meantime he voluntarily
retires from that office. ^
A Stay to Charles W. Morse.
New York.—In the United States
circuit court, Judge Noys granted a
stay or ten days to Charles W. Morse,
the convicted banker facing a term
of fifteen years in the federal prison.
Boat Carried Crew of Thirty-One
Persons—Clarion Sailors Are
Reported Drowned.
Detroit, Mich.—A11 hope that the car
ferry So. 2 outlived the wintry gale
which has made of Lake Erie a watery
graveyard during the last 72 hours
was practically abandoned Saturday
at the head offices in Walkervllle,
Ont., of the Marquette and Bessemer
Dock and Navigation Company, own
ers of the ill-fated vessel.
It is believed that Capt. R. R. Me
Leod of Conneaut, O., and his crew of
31 men have gone down to death with
the big steamer.
The ferry left Conneaut, O., Tuesday
morning for Port Stanley, Ont., with
30 loaded coal cars, and under ordi
nary conditions should have arrived
at her destination at 3 p. m., the same
day. She has not been sighted by
other boats. M
Cleveland, O.—Hope of rescuing
Capt. Thomas Bell and the 12
men of his crew who escaped from
the burning steamer Clarion Wednes
day night was abandoned here.
Local vesselmen, while admitting
that the lifeboat had air chambers and
was noncapsizable theoretically, ex
pressed themselves as unable to be
lieve that the sailors could have
withstood the long exposure in the
icy spray.
Port Arthur, Ont.—Six men employ
ed by the Great Lakes Dredging Com
pany were drowned in the harbor
They were on a dredge being towed
int othe harbor, when it suddenly
sprang a leak and sank. There was a
crew of 15 men on the dredge, but
nine escapde by jumping on a
Buffalo, N. Y.—Eleven survivors of
the ftaz-laden freighter W. C. Richard
son, which foundered just outside the
Buffalo breakwater, were brought into
port aboard the steamer Paine, which
rescued the men and stood by the
Richardson for 30 hours.
It is now believed that eight lives
were lost. Five are supposed to have
gone down with the freighter and the
other three are dead or adrift some
where in the lake in a yawl.
Steamer Bums, Fifteen Lost.
Cleveland, O.—Two men lost their
lives and the fate of 13 others, who
took to the lifeboat, is in doubt as a
result of the burning of the steamer
Clarion, near Point Pelee, on Lake
Erie, Thursday. Six members of the
crew were taken from the Clarion by
the steamer L. C. Hanna and brought
here. The mate was frozen to death.
Fire Destroys Ohio Town.
Ut.lca, O.—This town of 900 people
was practically wiped out by
Are and one man, Edward Daum of
Lancaster, a guest of the Hotel Vance,
was burned to death. Thirty-five other
guests of the hotel had a narrow es
cape and were forced to rush to the
sidewalk in their night clothes. The
entire business section was destroyed
and the loss is placed at $100,000.
Condemns Preserved Eggs.
Peoria, 111.—Judge J. Otis Hum
phreys in the federal court here
to-day decided that the 50 cases of
preserved eggs seized in this city last
March by government inspectors were
injurious to health and that the seiz
ure was justified. The eggs were
shipped by the W. H. Hippolite Egg
Company from St. Louis. The firm
has been barred from doing business
in the state of Illinois.
Liquor Dealers Indicted.
Kansas City, Mo.—Fifty indictments
were returned Thursday by the grand
jury against wholesale liquor dealers,
charging them with violating the new
law requiring wholesalers and manu
facturers of liquors to pay a graduat
ed tax to the state.
Nurse Cuts Hsr Throat
Belvidere, III.—Miss Bernice Skin
ner, head nurse at the American hos
pital, committed suicide Thursday by
cutting her throat. Temporary insan
ity was the cause.
Struggle for Second Place in Stand
ing of the Nations Is Very
Washington.—The navy year book
for 1909, compiled by Pitman Pulsifer,
clerk of the senate committee od
naval affairs, shows the race for sec
ond place among the navies of the
world to be still very close as be
tween the United States and Ger
Of fighting ships (battleships and
armored cruisers) building and pro
vided for, this country has 45 and
Germany 46, but the aggregate ton
nage for the United States is 659,241,
as against 654,334.
Germany, however, has a larger
number of small vessels than this
country, and her total tonnage is 820,
692, against 785,687 for the United
Meeting Is Arranged Between Child’s
Mother and Envoys of Perpe
trators of Crime.
Louisville, Ky.—The first light upon
the mysterious disappearance of
Alma Katherine Kellner, the eight
year-old daughter of Frederick Kell
ner, brewer of this city, was fur
nished when Mrs. Kellner declared
that a meeting had been arranged be
tween herself and envoys of the kid
The child was kidnaped on the
street Wednesday morning by two
persons, one believed to be a man, al
though both wore woman's clothing,
and was taken away in a wagon.
Owing to the prominence of the
Kellner family the kidnaping stirred
the city to its depths. Police in every
city in the middle west were notified
and are searching for the child and
her kidnapers.
Congressman Steenerson Introduces
a Drastic Measure to Prevent
“Threatened Public Mischiefs.”
Washington.—A drastic proposition
to meet the strike of the
switchmen on the railroad lines enter
ing St. Paul is made in a bill, amend
ing the Erdman act, which was intro
duced to-day by Representative Steen
erson of Minnesota, providing for re
ceiverships of the roads involved, if
His bill proposes that the attorney
general of the United States in con
troversies between railroads and their
employes may, if necessary, file a bill
in equity to prevent any threatened
public mischiefs in any United States
court within the circuits where the
railroads may do business, such bill
to make the railroads and employes
defendants, together with all known
corporations, organizations or indi
viduals aiding or abetting.
Brick Rates Are Too High.
Washington. —After an investiga
tion extending over a year the
interstate commerce commission an
nounced that the rates charged by
the railroads for the transportation of
fire brick, building brick and paving
brick from Central Traffic association
territory to the Atlantic board were
unreasonable and should be reduced.
General Sentenced to Death.
Panama.—Gen. Vasquez has been
court-martialed and sentenced to death
by Estrada's insurgent forces at Rama.
New advices corroborate the report of
a sweeping victory for the revolution
Pacific Fleet Is Divided.
Manila.—The United States Pacific
fleet sailed from here Friday. The
Tennessee and Washington go to
Shanghai, the Pennsylvania and West
Virginia to Hong Kong, the Maryland
and Colorado to Kobe, Japan, and the
California and South Dakota to Yoko
Cousin of De Armond Killed.
San Bernandino, Cal.—L. A. De Ar
mond, a cousin of the late Congress
man De Armond of Missouri, was
killed by an electric shock Thuradav.
Several Delegations Visit White House
and Receive Gratifying Assur
ances from Taft.
Washington.—President Taft gave
tssurances that steps of an important
iharacter toward the development
a system of waterway Im
provement in the heart of the country
would be taken by the present con
gress. These assurances were given
to delegations which he received at
the White House.
Four governors and two ex-govern
ors headed the committee of 500,
which had been charged by the New
Orleans convention to present to the
president resolutions asking for a 14
foot channel for the Mississippi.
Gov. Deneen presented the resolu
tions and the president replied in
“I hope that we are all engaged In
a work in which we stand shoulder
to shoulder, without respect to a par
ticular locality, and that if you gen
tlemen who are interested in a par
ticular improvement find that your
view may not be entirely met and that
your particular project may not be the
first one taken up in a substantial way
it will not prevent your welcoming a
a step by congress that when taken
means the embracing of every im
provement that ought to commend It
self to those who are familiar with
Mr. Taft expressed to the Ohio dele
gation, who sought his support for a
nine-foot channel from Pittsburg to
Cairo, regret that his remarks before
the rivers and harbors congress had
cast a “wet blanket” over the conven
tion, and said that he had only in
tended to help the gathering along by
pointing out the practical method of
accomplishing the object desired.
Mr. Taft said he had been assured
by members of committees which have
such legislation in charge that the
whole matter of waterway improve
ment would receive earnest considera
tion during the present session.
Committee of St. Paul Merchants
Find Conditions in Strike Zone
St. Paul, Minn.—Fifteen prominent
jobbers and manufacturers, constitut
ing a committee of the Jobbers'
union, and the manufacturers of St
Paul Tuesday, made a personal in
spection of the terminals and transfer
stations in and about the Twin city
for the purpose of ascertaining for
themselves the actual traffic condi
tions as a result of the switchmen’s
After a tour in a private car the
committee gave out a statement to the
efTect that "the freight is being moved
in a very satisfactory manner, and al
though normal conditions do not pre
vail at all points, a volume of busi
ness above normal was being bandied
at some point. We feel justified
therefore in announcing to our cus
tomers throughout the entire north
west that they may order goods free
ly without fear of serious delay.”
L. E. Shephard, senior vice-president
of the Order of Railway Conductors,
who has been in St. Paul for a few
days, issued an order to all conduc
. tors that they must observe strict neu
trality and that they should “act as
I they did before the strike, no more,
no less.”
I -
Jurors Refuse to Consider Cherry Dis
aster Case Until Missinq
Witnesses Appear.
Cherry, 111.—Inquiry by the coro
ner’s jury into the causes of the St
Paul mine disaster came to an abrupt
close Thursday without a verdict be
ing reached or any steps being made
to fix the responsibility for the attend
ing loss of life.
Speaking through Juror John
Thompson, the jury announced that
it would not consider returning a ver
dict until Alexander Rosenjacik and
Robert Dean, the missing witnesses,
either had been found, or the county
officials showed evidences of a genu
ine desire to find them.
After considerable argument it was
agreed to adjourn until December 20
in order to give the Bureau county
officials an opportunity to make fur
ther search for the missing witnesses.
Thirty-Five Passengers Are Injured.
Indianapolis, Ind.—Thirty-five pas
sengers on a street car were injured,
none fatally, and few seriously, when
the car was struck by an inbound
Pennsylvania passenger train at a
street crossing and hurley 30 feet.
The car fell on a cement sidewalk
and lay across the track, but the en
gineer stopped his train before hit
ting it a second time. Most of those
hurt were injured in the panic: which
followed the crash. Windows were
broken and the passengers climbed
from the overturned car.
Two Drinks, Then Death.
St. Louis.—Two drinks of beer, the
first in his experience, started Russell
Howard, a 17-year-old chauffeur, upon
a wild “joy ride” that ended in the
death of Dennis Short, a pedestrian,
Names New Mexico Chiefs.
Washington.—The president Friday
sent to the senate the names of Wil
liam J. Mills and William H. Pope,
both of New Mexico, to be governor
and chief justice respectively of that
Prof. Dean of Kansas Takes Ground
That Breeding is Secondary to
Good Feeding.
Probably the most novel address
given before the American Breeders’
Ass'n in connection with the National
Corn show was delivered by Q. I.
Simpson, member of the committee on
theoretical research in heredity. The
speaker contends that all life owes ita
origin to bacteria and he offered a
highly technical and scientific paper
to back up his statements.
"All animal and plant life owes its
existence to germs, or. if you please,
microbes,” declared the speaker. Thia
statement caused some divergence ot
opinion and friendly discussion. Mr.
Simpson’s address attracted consider
able attention and is destined to incite
widespread interest, as he will deliver
the same lecture before the American
association for the Advancement of
Science at Boston in the near future.
Three men of national reputation
addressed the meeting of the associa
tion at the National Corn exposition
and each advanced some Idea which set
their hearers to thinking. H. J. Wa
ters, dean of the Kansas Agricultural
college, took the stand that breeding
was secondary to good feeding when
it caine to a matter of putting broad
hips on cattle.
"If you would have a big, broad
steer you must see that he is well fed
from his youtn,” said Dean Waters,
speaking on “The Influence of Nutri
tion on Animal Type, or the Effect of
Feeding on the Types of Animals.”
“Students have always approved of
the stand that heredity plays the most
important part in shaping cattle and
have endeavored to accept the theory
that feed and environments were se
condary to heredity. I will try to
measure the influence of nutrition and
leave the balance to account for by
“With reference to the principles in-’
volved in their improvement by selec
tion and breeding, we may divide ani
mals into three general classes," said
Prof. W. J. Spillman of the United
States Department of Agriculture, iu
speaking on "Application of the Prin
ciples of Heredity to the Improve
ment of Plants and Animals.”
"The third class includes those or
ganisms in which cross fertilization
normally occurs. It includes all the
[ higher animals. Amongst plants there
are some species in which cross pol
lenation is necessary to seed produc
tion. but generally speaking most
plants in this class are what we de
scribe as open pollenated.
“One very interesting deduction
from the law of recombination is this;
that when a horned animal crops out
in a polled breed, or a red animal oc
curs in a black breed, both of the
parents of such an animal are impure
with reference to the character which
crops out. A few horned calves are
born in all polled breeds, which sim
ply means that there are some indi
viduals in the breed, which are not
pure bred with reference to horns.
Likewise, a few red calves occur in all
black breeds of cattle which show'
that some individuals of the breed are
not pure bred with preference to black
By taking advantage of the law ST
recombination it is possible to pro
duce almost an indefinite number of
new breeds, breeding as true to type
as our present breeds.”
State School Apportionment.
State Treasurer Brian has certified
to the state superintendent that there
is available for the semi-annual school
apportionment a total of $258,904.23.
This money was derived from the fol
lowing sources; State school taxes.
$869.02; interest on school and saline
lands sold, $33,120.00; interest in
school and saline lands leased, $81,
076.65; interest on bonds, $136,234.40;
interest on Investment warrants, $4,
253.65; game and fish licenses. $2,376;
discount on bonds, $974.42. The funds
are to be apportioned to the various
counties in accordance with school po
pulation and will then be apportioned
to school districts in the counties.
To Raise Cattle Quarantine.
State Veterinarian Paul J. .luckiness
hopes to raise the quarantine against
rabbies in cattle in the counties of
Dawson,. Custer and Boyd within the
next six weeks. These counties have
been cleared of the parasitic disease
and arrangements will soon be made
to raise the quarantine. Mr. Jucki
ness will meet with representatives of
the department of agriculture in Den
ver, January 12, to set a date for the
raising of the quarantine from these
counties. It means much to shippers,
because a two weeks' detention or
cattle in the South Omaha stockyards
quarantine pens means a great finan
cial loss.
Guard to Shoot at Home.
Adjutant General Hartington has is
sued an order which requires the com
panies of the Nebraska national guard
to Indulge in winter target practice
in their home armories. This is a
part of his plan to spend more money
on companies at their home stations
for target practice and less on the sup
port of a state team to compete at na
tional shoots where the team cornea
into competition with professionals
and hired agents of the big ammuni
tion trusts who get into the guard to
exploit their employers' ammunition.