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dollvorod a greeting to the delegateB
naving high trlbuto to tho work
.' tho loacuo and congratulating It on
tho hearty co-oporation and inspira
tion which it has given tho members
of tho democratic party.
Tho convention was closed Jam.
ary 8 with tho election by acclama
tlon of Mrs. Wm. A. Cullop, wifo of
Representative Cullop of Indiana, to
Uia presidency. Mrs. Edward Taylor,
wife of Ropresontativo Taylor of
'Colorado, was eloctod first vico presi
dent; Mrs. Duncan U. Fletcher, wifo
of Senatoi Flotchor of Florida, sec
ond vico president; Mrs. John E.
Raker, wifo of Ropresentativo Raker
of California, third vico president;
Mrs. L. G. Hoffman, Washington,
D. C, recording secretary; Mrs.
Randolph D. Hopkins, Washington,
D. C, corresponding socretary.
Undor tho income tax law senators
and representatives will havo lighter
pay onvolopos than usual this month,
as tho ?'K will bo hold out for each
unmarried nmn and $35 for each
Prosidont Wilson lot It bo known
that somo other corporations besides
tho American Tolophono and Tele
graph company had shown a disposi
tion to tako tho initiative in reorgan
izations to conform with tho Sher
man anti-trust law.
A general outlino of tho tentative
draft of anti-trust legislation pro
pared by majority members of tho
house committee on tho judiciary for
action by tho full commltteo, subject
to a conforonco with President Wll
ion, was mudo public January 8,
and covors theso main points: 1.
Interlocking directorates. 2. Trade
relations and prices. 3. Injunction
proceedings and damage suits by In
dividuals. In ovory case President
Wilson's Idea of providing penalties
for Individuals as well as for corpo
rations in case of violations, has been
I A sweeping declaration In favor of
he principle of government owner
ship of telephone and tolegraph lines
and an assertion that the postal serv
ice now' is" solf-supportlng for the
first time Binco 1883 are features of
the annual report of Postmaster-
General Burleson, transmitted to
congress. Concerning tho acquisi
tion of tolophone and telegraph
linos, Postmaster-General Burleson
ays that the government has demon
strated its capacity to conduct pub
lic utilities, and, from his present
information, ho is Inclined clearly to
tako ovor by the postofilce depart
ment of tho telegraph lines, and pos
sibly also of the telephone lines.
Tho froo wool schedule of the new
tariff act wont Into effect January 1.
The date originally fixed was Decem
ber, but It had been extended by tho
secretary of the treasury.
The Hicks Almanac for 1914
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past year, besides many storms of less note, wero forecasted by Prof Hicks
For oyer a quarter of a contury The Hicks Almanac has predicted storms,
tornadoes, blizzards, hot waves, cold waves with wonderful accuranv
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Address Orders to The Commoner, Lincoln, Nebraska
-Ideaned From the Month's News
The democrats of South Dakota
have named tho following ticket:
Senator E. S. Johnson, of Yankton;
congressmon First district, T. M.
Bailey, Minnehaha; Second district,
J. II. King, Hand; Third district,
Harry T. Gaudy, Pennington; gover
nor, J. W. McCarter, Edmonds; lieutenant-governor,
J. T. Heffron, Law
rence; auditor, Charles B. Fousek,
Aurora; attorney-general, L. W.
Bicknell, Day; land commissioner,
W. J. Toner, Perkins; treasurer,
Jacob Fergen, Hutchinson; secretary
of state, J. E. Bird, Coddington;
railway commissioner, J. J. Batter
ton, Roberts; superintendent of pub
lic instruction, Will Chamberlain,
Yankton; state chairman, Dr. Rock,
Kansas City, Kansas, has adopted
an ordinance prohibiting the display
of liquor advertising ,in street cars,
on sign boards, in windows, on
wagons or on motor cars. The pen
alty is a line of $500 and a jail
sentence of thirty days.
A movement to build a $1,000,000
monument in Nashville to the mem
ory of General Andrew Jackson, the
hero of the battle of Now Orleans
and seventh president of the United
States, was launched at a banquet
held in Nashville, Tenn., January 8.
Messages of approval of the project
have been received by tho committee
In charge from all parts of the coun
try. General Simon Bolivar, former
governor of Kentucky and candidate
for vico president on the gold demo
cratic national ticket in 1906, died
at his homo in Lexington, Ky., at the
ago of nearly 91.
Sex hygiene lectures in the public
schools of Chicago were ordered dis
continued by the board of education.
Tho lectures had been a special
course during the last school term.
It was decided that no more should
bo given ponding a general expres
sion from tho public.
The withdrawal of J. P. Morgan &
Co., tho leading American banking
firm, from more than a score of
great corporations, and the statement
Bhortly afterward by George F.
Baker, another dominant figure in
finance, that he would take similar
action, is taken in Wall street to in
dicate a momentous move towaTd
the ending of 'interlocking direct
orates and the adjustment of "big
business" along tho lines of public
A movement is on foot to secure
the passage of a bank guaranty act
at the coming session of the Louisi
ana legislature. At a meeting of tho
stockholders of the Bank of Water
proof (La.) a resolution introduced
by Louis T. Hunter, and unanimous
ly adopted, placed that bank on
record as being In favor of a state
bank guarantee law, such as Is now
similarly In force in the states of
Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and
Texas, and calls upon the represen
tatives and senator from its district
to use their influence toward the en
actment of such ji law.
The state of Missouri won a final
victory in the 2-cent passenger and
maximum freight rate cases, when
Judge McPherson of Iowa dismissed
the suits of thirteen railroads en
joining the state from enforcing the
The supreme court of Missouri
fined twenty lumber companies $436,
000 and suspended ouster decrees
pending their compliance .with anti
trust laws. Four firms not incorpo
rated in Missouri received similar
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young was rein
stated as superintendent of the Chi
cago schools by the board of educa
tion. Mrs. Adelia Stevenson, wife of
former Vice President Sevenson, died
at her home at Bloomington, Illinois.
Mrs. Stevenson was 72 years old,
and was survived by her husband and
A false alarm of fire at a Christ
mas eve celebration at Calumet,
Mich., that had been arranged for
the families .of the striking copper
miners of that section, caused the
loss of seventy-five lives in the panic
A Johns Hopkins specialist at
Baltimore used $100,000 worth of
radium in an .operation designed to
cure a cancer in the shoulder of Con
gressman R. S. Bremner of New
A silver dollar, bearing the date
of 1804, and said to bo valued at
$3,500 by collectors, was unearthed
at New Haven, Conn., seven feet be
low the street near the new Yale ice
Fourteen men were lost and
$1,000,000 damage done to property
in a storm which swept the upper
New Jersey coast, December 26, the
wind attaining a velocity of 123 miles
an hour, the highest ever recorded.
It was announced at Los Angeles
that many railroad projects of great
import to the southwest were taking
place, large material orders were
being placed and equipment orders
were under consideration.
The supremo court of California
decided that the. stato railwav mm.
mission could not fix the rates which
tho Bell telephone system in that
state should charge independent
lines for long-distance calls.
It was announced at Chicazn fw
a new steamboat line connecting Chi
cago and New Orleans with Kansas
City would enter into active compe
tition with tho railroads for freight
and passenger business in the spring
Governor West of Oregon ordered
his private secretary, Miss Fern
Hobbs, to proceed to Copperfield, a
mining town, and close the saloons
and gambling houses there.
Henry Ford, head of the Ford
Motor company, announced in De
troit that his company would give
employees $10,000,000 of the profits
of tho 1914 business; would estab
lish a minimum wage scale of $5 a
day; would run the factory continu
ously instead of eighteen hours a
day, giving employment to several
thousand men who are out of work
now by employing three shifts of
eight hours each instead of only two
nine-hour shifts and. would not dis
charge a man except for unfaithful
ness. Mr. Ford said that 4,000 more
men would be engaged to inaugurate
the change to an eight-hour basis.;
A check for $500,000, the contri
bution of the Knights of Columbus
to the Catholic university at Wash?
ington, was presented to Cardinal
Gibbons at Baltimore.
The sentences of twenty-five of
the labor union officials, convicted- in
Indianapolis, of conspiracy to trans
port dynamite were confirmed Janu
ary 6 by the United States circuit
couit of appeals of the Seventh dis
trict at Chicago. Six of the thirty
one were granted new trials. They
were: Olaf A. Tveitmoe, San Fran-
Wm. McCain, Kansas City;
Fred Sherman, Indianapolis,
Wm Bernhard, Cincinnati,
James E. Ray, Peoria, 111.;
Richard H. Houlihan, Chicago.
Statistics supplied by the Minne
apolis chamber of commerce showed
that the annual consumption of flour
in the United States averages one
barrel per capita, Minneapolis mill
ers producing one-fourth of the total
Joseph Chamberlain, the veteran
British statesman, announced the
decision to give up his seat in tho
house of commons he has held thirty
The supreme court of "the state of
Washington upheld, by an eight-to-one
vote, the right of manufactur
ers having no monopoly to maintain
prices on their trade-marked goods.
Japan will establish a line of
steamers with its terminus at Boston,
by way of Panama. Calls will be
made at New Orleans and New York.
What is regarded as the highest
price paid in a single land transac
tion was $50,000,000 paid for nine
teen acres in the heart of London
for the Duke of Bedford's freehold
property. Embraced in the territory
aro several theatres, hotels and
great printing houses.
On January 1 free railroad passes
passed out of existence in Illinois.
Neither politicians, newspaper men
nor big shippers will be allowed to
ride free. The law also prohibits
public service corporations from
furnishing free gas, light, water or
telephone service to any person.
President. Wilson attended divine
service at the Presbyterian church,
at Gulfport, Miss., and listened to a
remarkable sermon on the subject of
thev personal accountability of the
individual to his Creator.
Badly beaten, suffering from three
bullet wounds, two in his shoulder
and one in his head, Charles H.
Moyer, president of the western fed
eration of miners told the story of
his ejection from tho Miniitn
copper country, December 27. Moyei'
was accompanied by Charles Tanner?
auditor of the western federation of
miners, who was also a victim of the
assault and ejection. The federation
president is seriously but not fatally
wounded. He was taken to Chicago
for treatment and later recovered.
Congress reconvened Monday, Jan
uary 12, after a holiday recess dat
ing from December 23.
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