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Loup City Northwestern
VOLl'ME XXX. LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY , FEBRUARY 8, 1912.
Latest News of Interest
Boiled Down for the
lYrsideni Tu.fi ha* dc.ide.1 to open
.«ea-|u*rt« ■, m K ubiaraii D C..
install lun«r Uot Miron T. Herrick
of (Jkio tc h*i«r. temporality at
•oaf. and at art • regular campaign
TV pension appropriation bill, car
rj Iki about lli;.e«e.MUe. the
>«uw of irpnrritlici 11 Wtobint
M bp a lot* uf :U to 33- TV bill
iMIikoo IT prlolot altltrlet which
bate been maintained in o! Here tit
Dec. >ur< lt.g a bat be termed to be
IVir lalietika of double toll* ana
far j'ber notations of the law Frank
:tn k Um at the interstate com
eerted notice upon
various repress companies repre
at a brant* at Washing*on
prunmiUoa mill be entered
■ ben. at once and the biggest
Th* third term' questior came op
In congress »Sea Representative
rilaydew. a Democrat of Teaaa. pro
poned a resolution declaring it to be
IV letw d the boose that any depar
tare from the custom of tao terms
"would be unwise. unpatriotic and
fraught »lth peril to tree institutions. ’
Senator Borah's bill creating a
children • bureau la the department
at commerce and labor, at a cost of
tMjM, uaa passed by the United
State* senate after It had been
■mended no aa to tube from employes
at 'he bureau authority to enter the
home of a mixes at arflL
Kvidense Intended to show that
Otaries McGowan. n young Canadian
•he testified in defease of C. F.
W ;fV before the luortmer lnvestiga
non committee at the senate last
summer perjured himself was offered
before the commit* - e at Washington
by William J. Barns, the detective
vhs gs-aod fame in the McNamara
A Ae'eese of t't tariff record. »!’*>
a p'.ea far the continuance. before the
Akna (O | chamber of commerce,
of the tariff board brought President
Tafts thrtr-ojjr tear of bis native
John C Stance. bead of an nero
pliM 'Oft-jan y. called upon Secretary
jI War SUEsm to offer the United
States an armored war aeroplane as a
pfl He also ri»!ted Secretary of the
Sary Meyer to obtain the co-ofera
?ioa of the nary la a flight ho is pian
tii| across the Atlantic from Cisco
boy. Cope Breton. Nora Scot.a. to the
The task of raisins the sunken bat
3eah:p Malar ia the harbor of Havana
• as crooned with success when the
after section, shirk was not injured
by the explosion and comprises half
the total length of the ill-fated vessel,
was *e» a Soot It miil be towed out
into the bay.
As a result erf a collision between
.be steamer .Ulrtbcn; of the Ham'
burg American lice and the steamer
Haaeru tike former vessel lies at the
bottom of Ukc Atlantic. 71 miles east
northeast of ('ape Henry. The latter
ba4 her boo stove In. but rescued tbe
-two and passengers of the sunken
J-jsef h Cot tot. his ton. Smith Cot
dOa. and Joseph Sanches, charged
sitfc rtelatlsg a federal injunction re
straining striking Illinois Central shop
men and sympathizers from Interfer
■as with the affair* of the railroad at
MeCemb City. Kiss. were found
entity hy l ntted State* District Judge
KUes. hoed IIP) each and sentenced
to four months imprisonment.
Fire partly destroyed the office
building of the Emerson Brantinegan
i iarir t at Itucklord 111., causing an
•oOmaied lose of *10 000
Harry E Seyfrted. formerly lost
master at DeicUamp*. Ala., is under
street at ixs Angeles after a chase
of no snoetbr The charge against
him. postal authorities said a as that
«rf nsitif postal stamps belonging to
the government to pat personal debts
CN4 (‘--ogress ban. adjoining lode
pemtec e halt, hi Philadelphia. Is un
exteusive repairs which
vkm completed will restore the build
lag to the appearance It had when
George Washington took the oath as
A murder mystery was glVen the
authorities to solve toy the finding of
lour bodies at the borne of Lewis
Mai lake fifteen miles northwest of
I pgis— Wia The throats of three
rlrrfr had been cat. white the fourth
rtcfjaa had how shot la the head.
The >00,000 suit tor damages, start
ed nine months ago against Mayor
S« uiei of Milwaukee by Circuit Judge
FYanz Eschweiler for libel, resulting
from a campaign speech, has been
settled out of court. The mayor has
se ur«-d a settlement by writing a let
ter In which he charges that the
statements attributed to him were
• • •
Suit was filed at Cincinnati by
Harry Husch. a stockholder, asking
for the appointment of a receiver for
the Cincinnati Trust company, of
which George U. Cox was president
jtnd which was recently absorbed by
tbe Provident Savings Bank and
•Trust company. It was alleged in the
Sietition that the officers and direc
tor® wrongfully misused the funds of
the property for their own purpose.
On the question whether the Inter
hatVmal Paper company is a trust de
pends a libel suit brought by the com
pany against the Lewiston (Me.) Jour
nal. In which depositions are being
taken In New York The paper is al
leged to have called the company a
Assessment rolls of 1912 of Green
wich. Coen., sometimes called the
wealthiest suburb in America, show a
i lota! of taxable property of $35,000,
1*00, an increase of $9,000,000 over the
list of 1911 and an increase of nearly
$25.0*Kt.(too in ten years. Fifty-one
millionaires are included in the list of
W1 constn's water power law, pass
ed by *he legislature of 1911 and
which sought to vest in the state all
*.ghts to water power heretofore held
y corporations and Individuals, sub
lect only to lease, was declared un
onstituttonal by the state supreme
Charged with being an accessory tc
nurder. Joseph J. Ettor of New Tors,
eader of the great textile strike at
Lawrence. Mass., was arrested. The
harge against the strike leader is In
oncectlon with the death of Anna Lo
idzo, a striker, who was shot during an
Ten sailors and tour lieutenants
*ere drowned off the Isle of Wight
when the British submarine "AS'' was
'ammed by the British gunboat Haz
ard The submarine sank like a stone,
with a great tear in her armor, and
none on hoard had a chance to es
Signor Caruso was acquitted at
M ffcn. Italy, on charges made against
aim by Ada Giarhettl. the prima don
tia, that he had intercepted a letter
rom Oscar llammersteln inclosing a
$.,n (.m-ii contract to appear at the Man
hattan opera house. The witnesses
against Caruso have been charged with
conspiracy and remanded for trial.
As a result oi a proclamation clrcu
lated among the revolting Juarez gar
rison and members of the so-called
new revolutionary junta in El Paso,
the city council sent a message to
Presidt nf Taft asking immediate pro.
lection of Americans and American In
terests in El Paso." The proclamation
declares Emilio Vasquez Gomez pres
visional president ot the Mexican re
The edict of abdication of the Chi
nese throne has been signed. The
court will remain In Peking indefinite
ly. or until the Mancbu rulers are
able to make their escape. The
troops of the Mancbu garrison have
sworn vengeance on the empress
Jowager and the princes for their act
and have declared they will shoot
them on sight.
Owing *o the grave situation caused
jy he general strike, the constitution
al guaranties have been suspended
tnd martial law has been proclaimed
s the district of Lisbon. Portugal.
‘ rte city has been banded over to the
teeping of General Carvalhal and
ruops surround ths town.
• • •
The Russian emperor has grants
a pension to the widow of Tolsto;
who henceforth will receive 10,001
rubles ($5,000) annually.
Dr. John C. Branncr, vice-president
it Leland Stanford university. Palo
Uio. Cal. has been presented by the
Philadelphia (Pa.) Academy of Xatur
U Science with the Hayden medal foi
! the year 1912 for his work in advanc
es geology and paleontology.
Mgr. Richard Lalor Burtsell. whc
• as a member of Cardinal Farley's
?uite on the latter's trip to Rome, is
ill with pneumonia at the Benedictine
sanitarium at Kingston, N. Y.
. * .
A national semi-military society for
girls. similar to the boy scouts or
i sanitation. will be formed by Miss
l^ena Beard, daughter of Dan Beard,
the artist, if a mass meeting she has
irrarged fo hold at Flushing, L. L,
brings the results she anticipates.
Dr. Woods Hutchinson, the lecturer
ind writer on health topics of New
York city, is in such poor health that
bis physician has ordered him to can
:el all his lecture engagements for
six months and take a complete rest.
• • •
Mrs. Evelyn Walsh McLean, wife of
Edward McLean and daughter of the
late Thomas F. Walsh, the mine own
er. now U the lawful owner of the
famous Hope diamond. She wore It
ler the first time at a reception In
honor of the Russian ambassador
given by the McLeans.
RURAL MAIL CARRIER REWARDED
FOR FAITHFUL SERVICE.
NEWS FROM OVER THE STATE
What is Going on Here and There
That is of Interest to the Read
ers Throughout Nebraska
Hastings—Six patients in male
ward eighteen at the state asylum for
insane at Ingleside, near this city,
have been quarantined for smallpox
following the apptarance of the first
Faithful Service Rewarded.
Tekamah—When Mail Carrier W. B.
Cutler went over his route last week
he was agreeably surprised to find in
each mail box vegetables, grain and
many dainties, besides cash donations
in each, with instructions to purchase
the easiest chair he could find. This
was done by the patrons of route Xo.
2 to show their appreciation of his
faithfulness during the recent cold
spell in facing 42 below zero, bad
roads and chilly winds in order to de
liver their mail daily.
To Raise Funds for Completion.
Lincoln—The Christian Science
church, which is just completing a
large new edifies in this city, has
asked the district court of the county
for permission to mortgage the struc
ture for $25,000, in view of the fact
that additional expenses have been
incurred since the building operations
were first started.
Successful Farmers' Institute.
Bruning—The farmers’ institute
held at Bruning was most successful
from all viewpoints of any yet held
here. The attendance was exception
ally large, a total of 2,400 people be
ing present at the four sesions.
NEWS FROM THE STATE HOUSE.
Chancellor Avery has accepted invi
tations to speak at the high school
commencements at Holdrege, Fair
bury and Davenport.
Robert G. Ross, the Lexington man
who has filed for the democratic nomi
nation for president of the United
States, intends to run on the primary
ticket in the four other states where
preferential laws are operative—New
Jersey, North Dakota. Oregon and Wis
About 1.500 invitations for the first
banquet of the Nebraska Legislative
league are being sent out to those who
have served in territorial and state
legislatures. The date of the spread
is February 15. It will take place at
the Lincoln hotel.
Governor Aldrich has arranged to
make a trip through the irrigated re
gion in western Nebraska. He will
start February 20 and go to Kimball.
Sidney. Bridgeport, Morrill, Scotts
Bluff, and then to Crawford and Chad
ron. and return to Lincoln by way of
Inman and Wisner, at which places he
Deputy Attorney General George W.
Ayres has given an opinion to Auditor
Barton, holding that Burd Miller, who
receives a salary of $2,000 a year as
supervisor and inspector of construc
tion of state buildings, can legally
draw extra compensation from the
state for drawing plans and specifica
tions for state buildings.
A picture of “Wild Bill," the famous
gun man of early Nebraska days, will
soon be placed in the archives of th"
State Historical society, according to
a letter received from D. Cramb of
Denver. The latter’s mother was a
schoolmate of James Butler Hitchcock,
or "Wild Bill,” when both were chi!
dren in the late 30s back in Illinois.
The picture Is described by the pros
pective donor as being a typical pose
of the well known pioneer.
In an opinion rendered by the at
torney general to the state oil inspec
tor. the former asserts that under the
state oil laws the sale of adulterated
gasoline is prohibited in this state,
despite the fact that its specific grav
ity may be above 62 degrees, as re
quired by the state law. He also
states that all low-grade gasoline
should be inspected, but that any of it
registering less than t** legal require
ment shall not be used for lighting or
In the letter sent out to various
school superintendents of the state.
State Superintendent Delzell wants to
know why provisions of the law relat
ing to the devotion of a half an hour
monthly to fire prevention talks is not
being more generally observed
throughout the state. It is understood
that failure to receive fire protection
text-books is accountable in the ma
jority of instances and an effort will
be made to supply these at once to the
State Auditor Barton has received
several thousand dollars which offi
cials of the Union Fire Insurance com
pany are placing in his hands pending
the solution as to its ownership.
Because of the accident at the state
fair grounds during the last fair, in
which Frank Kuzelka lost his life, a
$25,090 damage suit has been brought
in the federal court against the West
ern Silo company of Iowa. Kuzelka
was struck on the head by a hood
which flew off from a demonstrating
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA
Bridgeport suffered a bad fire last
Hastings is figuring on the erection
of a fireproof hotel.
Alliance is pushing things to secure
a $135,000 federal building.
Dates for the state fair this year are
September 2 to 6, inclusive.
Nebraska hardware dealers will
meet at Lincoln, February 13 to 16.
Dakota county is for good roads and
has just bought a number of road
The state conVention of commercial
clubs is scheduled for Hastings some
time in May.
Wayne is making war on gamblers
and dives, and a number of arrests
have been made.
Beatrice will entertain the state G.
A. R. veterans in their annual encamp
ment, May 21 to 23.
Palmer Blake, one of the pioneers
of Johnson county, is dead at his
home near Tecumseh.
The dedication of the new Carnegie
library at Alliance will take place
some time this month.
A number of families in the neigh
borhood of Dakota City are under
quarantine for smallpox.
Doane college at Crete is develop
ing a great interest among its pupils
along the line of debating.
J. E. Wilson of White Cloud. Kas.,
has been called to the pastorate of
the Christian church at Salem.
Fred Conn, a Bancioft young man.
got his hand caught in the gearing of
a corn sheller and lost a thumb.
Pupils of the Lincoln grade schools
in the typhoid zone will be supplied
with boiled water for drinking pur;
Silver cups, farming utensils and
cash are among the prizes to be
awarded at the Dakota City farmers’
In order to assist in the men and
religion forward movement, the Lin- j
coin ministerial union will hold week- j
The Geneva city council has adopted
a system of clock registration with
nine stations for the night watchman
of that place.
Mr. Gilbert, instructor in science at
Crete high school, was severely
burned by an explosion during a chem
The Central Nebraska Poultry asso
ciation has decided to change the
name of the organization to the Adams
County Poultry association.
The Rev. Mr. Arnold, pastor of the
United Brethren church of York, is
very ill with pneumcLia, and it is
thought he cannot recover.
Another canvass will be undertaken
by the Y. M. C. A. of Fremont, with
the object of raising the sum of $2,000
to clear away the indebtedness.
Two hundred and fifty men took
part in the wolf hunt in a scope of
country northwest of Unadilla. They
rounded up nine wolves., killing six of
Mrs. Lillian Pete, of Liberty, was
burned to death in Selma, La., where
she was exhibiting trained animals
with a circus. She will be buried at
Many farmers over the state are
taking heed to warnings sent out and
are testing their seed corn. Much
surprise Is manifested at the low ger
Senator "Hitchcock has received as
surance from First Assistant Post
master General Granfield that the
postoffice at Havelock will not be con
verted into a sub-station of Lincoln.
It will take $53,900 to run York ;
county for the ensuing year, accord
ing to the report of the committee of
the county board appointed to esti
mate expenses for the year.
The business men of Holdrege
through the Commercial club, are tak
ing an active interest in seeing that
the farmers of Phelps county make a
test of seed corn before planting.
Arrangements are being made for
the erection of a tabernacle at Alli
ance. The building will be a perma
nent structure and $900 has already
been guaranteed toward its cost by
Thayer County Teachers’ associa
tion meeting will be held in Hebron,
February 17. Prof. Fred Hunter ol
the state university will deliver an
address on "Opportunities and Re
sponsibilities of the Country School.’’
A change has been made in the date
of the annual state encampment of
the Grand Army which is to be held
this year at Beatrice. The corrected
dates are May 14, 15 and 16. The en
campment will thus be held one week
earlier than at first agreed upon.
Ed Richards, a farmer of Burl
county, was killed by a falling feed
The East Central Nebraska Teach
ers’ association will hold its annual
meeting in Fremont, March 27, 2S
Aii iron horseshoe bearing in crude
letters the sentence. ”My peace I give
unto you.” was found in a load of
sand used in the Commercial club
building in Lincoln, the sand having
come from the pits near Louisville,
Harry Seitz of De Soto captured the
sweepstakes in his exhibit of ten ears
of white corn at the corn show which
was held in connection with the state
corn improvers’ association at Lincoln.
Irvin Irons, the thirteen-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Irons, living
near Douglas, committed suicide
Wednesday by shooting himself
through the head with a thirty-two
The athletic association of the Fair
bury high school has presented a
sweater to each member of the 1911
team. The sweaters are bright red,
with a large yellow “F” on the front
President Taft, in Message to
Congress, Points Out Needs
of Various Sections.
ALASKA TOO LONG NEGLECTED
Urgent Need of Legislation That
Shall Develop the Resources of the
Territory and Afford Protection to
Settlers—Would Have Government
Build and Own a Trunk Line Rail
Washington, Feb. 2.—President Taft
sent the following message to con
To the Senate and House of Repre
There is no branch of the Federal
Jurisdiction which calls more impera
tively for immediate legislation than
that which concerns the public do
main, and especially the part of that
domain which is in Alaska.
The progress under the reclamation
act has made clear the defects of its
limitations, which should be remedied.
The rules governing the acquisition
of homesteads, of land that is not arid
or semi-arid, are not well adapted to
the perfecting of title to land made
arable by government reclamation
I concur with the Secretary of the
Interior in his recommendation that,
after entry is made upon land being
reclaimed, actual occupation as a
homestead of the same be not re
quired until two years after entry,
but that cultivation of the same shall
be required, and that the present pro
vision under which the land is to be
paid for In ten annual Installments
shall be so modified as to allow a pat
ent Issue for the land at the end of
five years’ cultivation and three
years' occupation, with a reservation
of a government lien for the amount
of the unpaid purchase money. This
leniency to the reclamation home
steader will relieve him from occupa
tion at a time when the condition of
the land makes it most burdensome
and difficult, and at the end of five
years will furnish him with a title
upon which he can borrow money and
continue the Improvement of his hold
tag. . -
I also concur In the recommenda
tion of the Secretary of the Interior
that all of our public domain should
be classified and that each class
should be disposed of or administered
In the manner most appropriate to
that particular class.
Leasing of Government Lands.
The chief change, however, which
ought to be made, and which I have
already recommended in previous
messages and communications to con
gress, is that by which government
coal land and phosphate and other
mineral lands containing non-metal
liferous minerals, shall be leased by
the government, with restrictions as
to size and time, resembling those
which now obtain throughout the
country between the owners In fee
and the lessees who work the mines,
and in leases like those which have
been most successful In Australia,
New Zealand, and Nova Scotia. The
showing made by investigations Into
the successful working of the leasing
system leaves no doubt as to Its wis
dom and practical utility. Require
ments as to the working of the mine
during the term may be so framed
as to prevent any holding of large
mining properties merely for specula
tion. while the royalties may be made
sufficiently low, not unduly to in
crease the cost of the coal mined, and
at the same time sufficient to furnish
s reasonable Income for the use of
the public In the community where
the mining goes on. In Alaska, there
is no reason why a substantial Income
should not thus be raised for such
public works as may be deemed
necessary or useful.
Would Build Trunk Line Railroad.
I am not In favor of government
ownership where the same certainty
and efficiency of service can be had
by private enterprise, but I think the
conditions presented in Alaska are of
such a character as to warrant the
government, for the purpose of en
couraging the development of that
vast and remarkable territory, to
build and own a trunk line railroad,
which it can lease on terms which
may be varied and changed to meet
the growing prosperity and develop
ment,of the territory.
I have already recommended to
Congress the establishment of a form
of commission government for Alas
ka. The territory is too extended, its
needs are too varied, and its distance
from Washington too remote to en
able Congress to keep up with its
necessities in the matter of legisla
tion of a local character.
The governor of Alaska in his re
port points out certain laws that
ought to be adopted, and emphasizes
Not Altogether Appropriate.
At a church convention in Georgia
come years ago the preacher who de-,
Uvered the convention sermon read
from manuscript He used small
sheets of paper, and as he read one
he laid it aside on the pulpit As the
sermon was long (and many leaves)
the minister. In concluding, said:
"We will close the service by the
choir selecting some appropriate
hymn." And that choir, by associa
tion of ideas perhaps, unconsciously
sang, "Leaves, Nothing But Leaven."
"No,” said Mr. Nuritch, "I ain't no
dude. Clothes don’t make the man,
1 you know.”.
“No,” replied Peppery, “but many of
you self-made men look as if you had
also made the clothes.”—Catholic
Standard and Times.
Getting It Straight.
“So the bank teller has disappeared.
Was he short in his cash?"
“No, he was ahead. It was the bank
that w*s short**
wfcat I have said as to the Immediate
need for a government of much wider
powers than now exists there, If it
can be said to have any government
Lower Colorado River.
There is transmitted herewith ■
letter from the Secretary of the In
terior setting out the work done un
der joint resolution approved June 25,
1910, authorizing the expenditure of
$1,000,000, or so much thereof as
might be necessary, to be expended
by the President for the purpose of
protecting lands and property in the
Imperial valley and elsewhere along
the Colorado river in Arizona. The
money was expended and the protec
tive works erected, but the disturb
ances in Mexico so delayed the work,
and the floods in the Colorado river
were so extensive that a part of the
works have been carried away, and
the need for further action and ex
penditure of money exists.
In previous communications to Con
gress I have pointed out two methods
by which the water-power sites on
non-navigable streams may be con
trolled as between the state and the
national government. It has seemed
wise that the control should be con
centrated in one government or the
other as the active participant in
supervising its use by private enter
The Secretary of the Interior has
suggested another method by which
the water-power site shall be leased
directly by the government to those
who exercise a public franchise un
der provisions imposing a rental for
the water power to create a fund to
be expended by the general govern
ment for the improvement of the
stream and the benefit of the local
community where the power site is,
and permitting the state to regulate
the rates at which the converted
power is 6old. The latter method sug
gested by the Secretary is a more
direct method for Federal control,
and in view of the probable union
and systematic organization and weld
ing together of the power derived i
from water within a radius of 300 or
400 miles, I think it better that the
power of control should remain in !
the national government than that ■
it should be turned over to the stateE. j
Under such a system the Federal gov- i
ernment would have such direct su- ;
pervision of the whole matter that!
any honest administration could eas- 1
ily prevent the abuses which a monop- i
oly of absolute ownership in private \
persons or companies would make
For some years past the high and
steadily increasing cost of living has
been a matter of 6uch grave public
concern that I deem it of great public '
interest that an international confer
ence be proposed at this time for the
purpose of preparing plans, to be sub
mitted to the various governments, for i
an international inquiry into the bigk 1
cost of living, its extent, causes, ef
fects. and possible remedies. I there
fore recommend that, to enable the
president to invite foreign govern
ments to such a conference, to be held
at Washington or elsewhere, the con
press provide an appropriation, not to
exceed $20,000, to defray the expenses
of preparation and of participation by
the United States.
Commission on Industrial Relations.
The extraordinary growth of indus- ,
try in the past two decades and its •
revolutionary changes have raised new j
and vital questions as to the relations /
between employers and wage earners
which have become matters of press
ing public concern. Industrial rela
tions concern the public for a double
reason. We are directly interested in
the maintenance of peaceful and sta
ble industrial conditions for the sake
of our own comfort and well-being;
but society is equally interested, in its
effectively civic capacity, in seeing
that our institutions are effectively
maintaining justice and fair dealing
between any classes of citizens whose
economic interests may seem to
The magniture and complexity of
modern industrial disputes have put
upon come of our statutes and our
presen mechanism for adjusting such
inferences—where we can be 6ald to
have any mechanism at all—a strain
they were never Intended to bear and
for which they are unsuited. What is
urgently needed to day is a re-exami
Mlabranding Imported Goods.
My attention has been called to the
injustice which is done in this country
by the sale of article In the trade
purporting to be made in Ireland,
when they are not so made, and it is
suggested that the justice of the enact
ment of a law which, so far as the jur
isdiction of the federal government
can go, would prevent a continuance
of this misrepresentation to the pub
lic and fraud upon those who are en
titled to use the statement in the sale
of their goods. I think it to be great
ly in the interest of fair dealing, which
ought always to be encouraged by law.
for congress to enact a law making it
a misdemeanor, punishable by fine or
Imprisonment, to use the mails or to
put into interstate commerce any ar
ticles of merchandise which bear upon
their face a statement that they have
been manufactured in some particular
country when the fact is otherwise.
BOTH HOUSES THIS WEEK WILL
WORK ON THE SAME.
ALSO ON TOE MONET TRUST
On W'ednesday Night House Demo
crats Will Hold a Caucus Regard
the Latter investigation.
Washington.—Tariff revision work
in committees of both houses, a re
newed attempt to fix a date for action
on the pending arbitration treaties
with Great Britain and France and a
house caucus Wednesday night on the
controversy between house leaders
over the proposed investigation of the
so-called "money trust” will enliven
congress this week. House republi
cans will caucus to ratify the selec
tions which the various state delega
tions in congress have made for the
representatives of each state on the
republican congressional committee.
This committee will have charge of
the party’s general work in the next
The senate committee on finance
will begin active consideration of tar
iff measures Tuesday when the first
of a long series of hearings on the
house steel revision bill will be held.
Manuafcturing interests which have
manifested their opposition to the re
ductions, averaging 35 per cent from
the present law, have arranged to be
represented. Ample opportunity will
be allowed for the appearance of all
interested in the proposed revision.
Some republican leaders have figured
February 20 as an approximate date
when the committee should be able to
close the bearings and proceed to con
sider its report to the senate.
The democratic leaders do not fa
vor the effort of Senator Newlands of
Nevada to increase the finance com
mittee's membership by one democrat
and one progressive republican, and
the progressive republicans have
evinced no interest in it. The increase
would change the political complexion
of the committee. The regular re
publicans have deferred final deter
mination of their program and neither
the democrats nor the insurgent re
publicans have made overtures to
each other looking to such a coali
tion. The house work on the tariff will
be in the ways and means committee,
which will frame the sugar schedule
revision bill for report in about a
Canvasses made by a number of
senators are cited by advocates of the
arbitration treaties as showing that
the treaties can now command the
necessary two-thirds vote of the sen
ate for ratification. It is understood
that Senator Curtis of Kansas has
completed a pool showing sixty-two
senators for the treaties, twenty-four
being willing to vote for them without
amendments, twenty-one senators
have expressed their opposition to the
treaties in any form, and five out of
eight senators classed as uncertain
are expected to prove favorable to the
Arrested at His Wife’s Funeral.
Harms, la.—A sensational turn de
veloped Sunday in the mystery sur.
rounding the death of Mrs. E. P. Hes
senius which occurred Wednesday. E
H. Hessenius, the woman’s husband,
who lives three miles northwest of
Cleghorn. Ia.. was placed under arrest
at the grave of his wife by Sheriff
Starr of Cherokee county, charged
with her murder.
“Aunt Delia” Torrey as Guest.
Washington.—Miss Delia Tcrrey.
President Taft’s “Aunt Delia,” arrived
In Washington to be a White house
guest for several days. Although 87
years old she traveled here alone
from her home in Milberry, Mass.
American Bicyclist Hurt.
Eerlin. — The American bicyclist
George Wiley of Syracuse, one of the
contestants in the six-day bicycle race,
which began here, suffered a fall while
speeding around the turns which may
Big Fire in Kansas City.
Kansas City, Mo.—Fire almost com
pletely destroyed the stock of the
Margolis Jewelry company at 1007
Main street, causing a total loss cf
Treasury Deficit Growing.
Washington.—Ths deficit of the fed
eral treasury of the current fiscal
year has risen to $22,458,000. At the
close of January, a year ago, it was
Gets $10,000 Damages.
Passaic, N. J.—Miss Genevieve Ru
sant was awarded $10,000 in her $10,
000 breach of promise suit against
Hary Wilkie, who married Miss Min
nie Casson, Miss Kusant’s bridesmaid.
Oil Prices Clmbing.
New York.—Oil prices have been
steadily climbing since the dissolu
tion of the Standard Oil company by
the United States supreme court, ana
will continue to advance, according to
J. I. C. Clarke, representative of the
Bank Robbers Convicted.
Chariton, Ia.—The jury in the case
of John Williams and James Burns,
charged with the recent robbery of
the bank at Derby, this state, returned
a verdict of guilty.
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