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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (April 12, 1901)
Red Cloud Chief.
The United Kingdom has colonics
find ponBCPslonn whose nrca li equal
lo more than twenty-seven times her
Among tho ruins of Pompeii hart
been found chafing dishes of exqulslU
workmanship, which Rive undisputed
proof of their use In the pity, whlcli
contained vIllriB of many wcnlthy Ho
minis. Northern Indiana farmers are ex
perimenting In tho domestication of
quail. During tho winter the. bird are
feil regularly, and on some of tho farms
thoy have, become no tamo that they
rooHt with the barnyard fowls.
The watchfulness of members of con
gress lb not nlwuys rewarded In u way
anticipated. Two resolutions recently
offered In the house requested the pres
ident to return to that body two pri
vate pension bills., A member ,.Qf In
quiring mind wished to know whnt
was the defect In tho hills. "There Is
no defect," was the leply. "The bene
ficiaries are dend."
Quite urf remarlc'ublo nu tho wrecking
of the Pacific Mall line steamship Klo'
de Janeiro Just al the entrance to Sun
Francisco harbor on Fob. 22 Is tho to
tal disappearance" of tho wreck. Dlvej-a
have explored largo areas of the bot
tom of tho sea at tho point where the
wreck Is supposed to hnve occurred,
but not the slightest ,trnco of tho HI
fated ship has been found.'
One of tho moat prominent Baptjst.
preachers In tho vicinity of New York
has made It a practice In nil his pas
torates to write his resignation within
n week of his entrance upon a now
field, sign, seal and deliver It to tho
proper official with the remark:
"There, now! Never ask mo for my
resignation. Whenovcr you want me
to go Just break open the envelope,
write In a date to tho document and
offer It to tho congregation."
The recent appointment of General
Cliaffeo as major-general Is tho first
instance of a private attaining thut
rank In tho regular army of tho Unit
ed States. "I should know tlint Chaf
fee was not educated at West Point,"
commented n military visitor nt tho
review of American troops In China
last summer. "Ho Is so unused to full
dress uniform that he has his Bash over
tho wrong shoulder." it was true,
and all the moro honor to him for bis
A recent Importation of foreigners
against which no one will ho likely to
tnko exceptions, oxcept, perhaps, tho
natives they have come to destroy, has
been graciously received and welcomod
by the quarantine ofllcor of the Call
lornla State Hoard of Agrlculturo at
Ban Francisco. The newcomers are a
consignment of tnchina files from
tho grnsshopper tribe their wholesale
t'Xtirmlnotors, In fact, wherever found.
They camo as cold storage passengers
nnd with them came a largo number of
ladybugs, for servieo In clearing thu
orchards of red scale tho pest of fruit
growers. Tho flies aro to bo released
In May. They will nuiko short work
of the grasshoppers, which swarm at
1 A college professor, reading lord
Hnyleigh's "Theory of Sound" a few
years ago, became particularly Inter
ested In that part which relates to tho
vibration of cords. He began to study
the waves which travel nlong a cord
when one end Is shaken, and then to
experiment with cords loaded at In
tervals with weights, and vibrating In
air or water. What could ho hope to
learn from such Investigations? What
practical results were to bo looked for?
He could not tell, nor could any ono
else have told. Yot he studied the sub
ject for five yea'is. The facts he dis
covered mako it probable that tele
phono communication may take plaeo
under three thousand miles of sea, and
the professor has sold his Invention for
half a million dollars.
The German army has furnished an
other, terrible Illustration of what duol
lng moans. An Infantry captain pros--nt
at an officer's dinner took offenBo
nt the Innocent but rough horse-play
of an army surgeon, and struck him.
He then retired to his quarters. In a
little while two officers representing
the surgeon appeared with a challenge.
Before they could dollver It a brother
of the mirgeon entered and shot tho
captain dend. His oxcuso was that ho
sacrificed himself to save his brother,
the surgeon, who had a wlfo and chil
dren, and could hardly hope to sur
vive a duel with tho offended captain,
a noted pistol-shot. Such an Inoldont
must come homo with peculiar force
to the emperor, who has frankly com
mended dueling In the army as the
proper wny for a soldier to protect his
The name of Sing Sing, so far as
the Now York village Is concerned, Is
no more, having been changed to
Oelnlng. Manufacturers brought about
this change, the Impression having;
gone abroad that nil goods turned out
In tho village wero prlBon-mado. Tho
village showed a decrease In tho lost
census of 1,313 In population, though
neighboring places showed uniform In
crease. Sing Sing was Incorporated
in 1813 nnd tho prison was erected
eleven years lator. Tho prison Is still
within tho vlllnco boundary lines.
Measures to Which tho Chief Executive
lias Afllxod Ills Signature.
HOUSE AND SENATE ENACTMENTS
'hat li I'rovldetl for In Some of tli
Measures l'd A Legislature that
Old Not llrlng Forth Mnch of Vary
Mils to which tho governor hns given
afrovnl appear herewith, us follows:
llouso roll No. 3, liy I.nne To amend
Htlloii 2v of chapter 7, of tlio compiled
atutulcs, permlttlnK tlii appointment of
teputy county attorney In counties over
II , use roll No. 4, liy Itedmnn, to pro
Vide lor a llrc-pioof wing nnd licutlng
wiulpmcnt for thu Institution for tliu
chronic Iiihiiiio at IIiihNiiuh, Nebraska,
Mill to appropriate JJO.WW thnrclnr.
Mouse roll No. G, by Moekult, chniiKlnK
Ww ho that In cuuuiie or over oo.uvo in
.Niibltnnts, the county commissioners may
receive a Hillary of tl NH) a year Instead
of u per diem of .l per luv. A hill niudu
necessary hy tho reduction In population
from 70,1100, tho previous limit In Lancas
iioubc roil ivo. s, oy l.oomls to provide
for appeal of notion of forclhlc entry and
detention, or foiciblc detention only, of
IIouhu roll No. !, by 1 lit thorn, to amend
section IS.' of chapter 111 of the criminal
code. "Provides penalty for voilmt Illeg
ally In a school election the iiimu as in
Mouse roll No. II, liy Kowlcr To pro
vide for tho payinrat of Incidental ex-pen-eH
Incurred ' iluilnc the twenty-seventh
BcHHluti of fhof legislature, appropri
llouso roll No.rl3, by Foulcrf-To pro
vide for the payment of mrmbeis.'ofllcorH'
und empluycH of thor tYttlt'-ioentli ie-.
Klon of Hit; legislature, appioiiilatlng WO.-'
IMU. . .' ,.,
Senate file No. H, hy Murtan Amend
ing thu criminal code regarding thocrlme
or reduction. ( ' t
Mouse roll,No, 11, by Crockett To pro
vide for the puyinnnl of dnmttKcs caused
y me jtiyiiiK inn, opening, iiiiruiiK "i
diHcontlnuittK any county road, from the
general funds of the counties Instead of
the rond fund. ' '
llotibu roll No. 15. by Ctockett, defining
tho milliner In which county treasurers
shall collect tuxes hy distress wariant and
Henntc lllo No. 15'. by Harlan Amendliik'
the crlinliuil codo uranlUm the crime of
enticing children under III teen years of
HeniUe (lie No. Ifc, 12. IP. 0, 8. 7, 6, 5.
4 and 3. all cuiatlvo hills iutioduced by
iiuiig of .Stanton.
Mouse roll No. 20. by David Urown
lo create a public library commission,
to iUIIuu Its duties, to cstutillsh triivulltiK
fecimlo Me No, ?, by lliiusnin To amend
suction Hi of chapter 4 of the criminal
code, and to repeal mild section and fee
Don 1W of sold chanter ns now ..xlstlinr.
to us to intiko kidnapping a felony and
In eases of Injuries or thirnts of Injury
the sentence may bo death or Imprison
ment. Mouse roll No. 23. by Mathorn for tho
relief of Mussel i. l.oumls. and authoriz
ing the governor to convey to him cer
tain land In Hed Willow county.
Mouse loll No. a. by McCarthy Amend
ing law iia to decedents, glvliig belrH
of deceased saiuu eetiiptlons thut ho bud
Hentito MIo No. .11, by Kleglcr-To re
f fain male animals lioni ru. ntng at
large, mid to provide a penalty there
for. House roll No. ?.). by Fuller To provide
for mowing or otherwise destroying weeds
In tho public roads, malting fuituro to
do ho a misdemeanor.
Senate lite No. ay. by Ilaldrlgonivlng
rounty boards discretion In nsMs.lug couti.
ij niir nssoeiniions out ot mo county
rk-uatn tile No. to, by Martin To repeal
chapter 63 of the session laws of the statu
of Nebraska, 1S.S9. being nn act to estab
IIhIi a state limber's examining board, to
regulatu tho practlcu of barbcrlug In thu
tntp of Nebniska.
Semite lllo No. 41, by O'Nelll-To provide
for tho salo of supreme court reports nt
SI. 2.) a volume.
Benato lllo No. 42. by Hansom To pro
teet feeble minded females.
rSenato llle No. 41, by Van Hnsltlrk-To
l'.ri'!t. S"wers of cattle In the stato of
NebRlidtu, liy providing for u registry and
Exhibition of bides.
Mouse roll No. 46. bv T.oomls. for tho
carrying Inlo effect of tho death penalty,
makes warden of penitentiary public ex
ecutioner, providing a) executions must
take place In penllcntlary.
Mouse roll No. 4i, by J. n.Itenm-Con-current
resolution. Relating to election
of United States senators by popular
House roll No. SI. by Mend, making It
a crime to threaten to nccusu any ikthoii
or a crime or oITense or to do any Injury
to the person or property of another with
tun Intent to extort money or pecuniary
advantage, A bluckmall law.
..House roll No. 52. by l'eter Dahlsten
J'rovldlng for the appointment of county
attoiaeys In counties of 3,ooo population
Mouse roll No. HI, by Towler. free high
school attendance law, passed with an
Senate llle No. M. bv I.yinan-Olvlng
county boards discretionary power to re
milre collate nllleeru in i.lv.. l,,,...lu ..,i
If guariiuteii bonds are reiiulrcd that tho
cost thereof shall bo paid out of county
Mouse roll No. W. by CIiiim. A. Kowler
l.xempts school and precinct olllcers from
comp lying with piovltilons of tho corrupt
f- IIHIVI H III t
llotibu roll No. tli. by lCdwnrd V. Mis-koii-(
(impels payment of entire road tax
In cash In counties under township or
ganization. IIoiiko ridl V.i r.c i.v i,Muii..i t x,i
kell-1'rovldes tliat 'the road tax sh'afl bo
I'.iw in eu.iii iii counucs not under town
Senate lllo No. CI. by Van llosltlrk
Cuncerulng the care of and to prevent the
vpreud or contiiKlous ami Infectious dis
eases among domestic animals, to pro
vide for thu appointment of u statu vet
erinarian and assistant, to regulate their
power and duties
Senate tllu No. f.2. by Van Ilosklrk-Des-IgnaUng
the seeictur of state us thu
marks nnd brands eommlsuloner.
llouso roll No. !. by J. li. Mockett, Jr.
-Makes law relating to fees of county
olllcers In Lancaster county same with
reduced census as It was before.
Beiiatu llle No. 70. by Murtln-ltepcal-lng
law creating board of transportation.
Senate llle No. 71, bv Tiompen-To re
quire carcasses of mvlue to bo burled and
making It unlawful to sell or give them
away or to bu hauled along tho high-
Mouse roll No. 72. by lomls, for dU
connecting unoccupied territory from cit
ies or villages by petition ami consent of
tho city council,
Senate llle No. 72. by O'Nelll-To nmend
section 1 of chanter Kl'u. nf th. nm,.u...i
statutes so as to admit soldiers of the
Bp.iulsh-Amcrlcan war to the soldiers'
Semite file No. 71. by Harlan-To provldo
for tho Incorporation, government, regu
allmi. duties and iniwcrs of nil cities
haUng more than 5,000 and not less than
inli0!1!-1;."1) No' 9' ,,y ''""''-Approprlat-Ing
i,.iij for a permanent situ for tho
state fair at Lincoln.
Senate llle No. 80. by Zeger-To amend
section i..a of chapter IK. nrtlcle 1, of tho
compiled statutes for mm, o ns to pro
vldo for a publication of the county treas
urer s semi-annual statement In July and
House roll KS. by lme To provldo for
tho manner of selecting, drawing nnd
summoning grand and petit Jurors In
counties Having a population of oo.ooo or
more. A bill to confer some regula
tloiiH ns to Lancaster countv ns now
aro In effect, the census shewing popula
tion under iO.Ow, which wub thu former
House roll No, Sfl. by Warner To nmend
tho compiled statutes of Nebraska, 1W0,
relating to the county superintendent, by
ndlnrt two new sections permitting coun
ty superintendents to examine applicants
for admission to the state nnrmul school,
Semite lllo No. 9.', bv llaldrlge, to per
mil the organization of surety bond com
panies in thu state.
l,4A ru Im. t, Wf tte-Vut!tnB
limit of School le-ry In cities of the tlrst
ciars to do mills and supply a constitu
tional defect In the law under which
many claimed exemption from tho school
Mouse roll No. 91, by Mockett To In
corporate cltlts of the first class having
a population of more thnn lorty thous
and, and less than one hundred thousand
Inhabitants. The Lincoln churler bill.
Senate nio No. 9,"i, by IMgnr, to provide
penalties for blackmail, extortion and kin.
Benato fllu No. 102, by Trompcn, to legal
ize the practlco of osteopathy.
Senate file No. 101, by Currle An act
regulntlug reform schools.
Benuto llle No. KM, by McCnrgar To re
quire n stump on every ball of binding
iwinu sum or ouereu lor sals', me stamp
to contain the name of the manufacturer
and tho number of feet to tho Iound,
Benato lllo No. US. by Annuls Requir
ing peddlers operating In the country to
pav a license of from $2f to $100 a year.
Benato lllo No, 116, by Pitney to provont
the spread of contagious and Infectious
diseases by authorizing county boards to
enforce quarantine regulations,
Benato lllo No. 121, by McCuigar To nu
tbnrlzo Incorporated towns and cities to
establish nnd maintain freo public librar
ies and reading rooms, nnd to provide for
a library tax of not more than 2 mills
on the dollar.
House roll No. 124. bv Uhl by request
To promote thu public health, and to reg
ulatu tho sanitary construction of house
draining and plumbing: and to secure
the registration of plumbers In nil cities
within tho state of Nebraska, t having a
population of moro than 2.,0'JO Inhabitants;
and to provldo for u board for tho ex
amination of plumbcm therein, and delln
lng their powern and duties; provide for
their compensation and to provldo for
penalties for thu violation of this net.
Iloiisu roll No. 129, by Anderson, des
ignating tho Institute for the- blind as
tho Nebraska school for the blind and
the Institute for deaf and dumb as the
Nebraska school for the deaf.
Houso roll No. l., byiVenzy-Kor the
relief of Frederick Ulrich by iemburslng
him l3.Vtiix- Illegally paid on laud In
, Mouse roll No. 1.11, by Humphrey, bar
ring claims -ilnst estates unless letters
"i miiiiiiusinmon nro meu within two
'Senate, nlo No. 1X1, by llaldrlge-To pro
vide for the appointment, tenure, quali
fications, dllllfu. yrilnrli.u tf ultit, ..nniiiilu.
.slnneiH cif the. supreme court and sten-
uKiHimein iiiereior, ine coiumissiouorH to
receive J.'.tOo it year and tho stenograph
ers Jl.Oft) u year.
Senate llle-No131, bv'Mafflu-Tft amend
section 197 of chapter 19 of thu criminal
codo of the stato of Nebraska entitled
offenses, .against election laws, making It
unlawful 'to mutilate' or destroy ballots
mini uie time has expired for using the
same as evidence hi election 'contests.
Ilousu roll No. 13S. by Kvuns To pro
tect fish and giime and song' nnd' Insec
tivctoiiH blrdf within the state of Nebras
ka, to creato it game and llsh commis
sion for thu statu of Nebiaska. and du
nning Its powers and duties. He-cnacts
ontlro game law.
Senate llle No. Ml by Mnrl In-Defining
the erlmu of train robberv
House roll No. 112. by Teft-Kor the re
lief of Htato treasures who have paid out
moneys for guaranty bonds furnished by
?!!r.';fy co,Panles. Appropriates 11,000 for
llllam Stuercr, and 2,0uo for ex-Treasurer
Senate III,, No. 14s. by Meredlth-Lcgal-Izlng
and regulating dissections.
llouso roll No, ISO, by Slockwell, per
mitting county mutual Insurance compan
ies to liiHtiru property which It tempo
rarlly removeU to the county adjoining
the county In which company Is organ
ized. House' roll No. i:,C. by Wllcox-To Incor
porate cities of tho llrst class, having less
than 40,000 and more than a.OoO Inhabi
tants and regulating their duties, powers
Mouse roll No. i.vr, by Kvans Permits
Irrigation dlstrlctp to pay off bonded In
debtedness with money on hand through
tho county treasurers.
Houso roll No. 109 by Kvun-Provldes
for assessment of leasehold Interest In
latulj In litigation districts.
. Heuiito llle No. lw, by McCargnr. an
tnorlzlng the settlement, compromise or
dismissal or suits now pending for recov
ery of money alleged to be due the state
uiwn olllclal bond- and from depository
banks and their bondsmen.
Sonnte llle No. m, ,y Miller To amend
section 2 of chapter 20a. or tho compiled
Htntutes of 1S99. entitled 'Dairymen's As
sociation," bo as to permit the board of
managers to llx the dato of tho annual
House roll No. KG, by I.ane, providing
for thu examination and transfer of In
sane convicts from tho penitentiary to
Houso roll No. 177, by Lane To estab
lish a slate board of charities nnd cor
rections. House roll No. 1S9, by Hohwer Ite-en-acts
law governing teachers' institutes.
Makes knowledge of history requtslto for
third grade cqrtltlcate and lnsurts a
knowledge of elements of agriculture af
ter l'.Ui, among branches required for cer
tificates. Senate fllo No. 193. by Young To amend
section t09 of the code of civil procedure
by providing thut Judgments shall not
operate ns alien to the preference of
bona lido Judgment creditor or purchaser.
House roll No. aw, by Vandegrlft Kor
the relief of Sherman county. Nebraska,
and to appropriate JtilO.14 for taxes paid
In excess into the Insane asylum fund of
Houso roll No. 204. by Swanson To
transfer tho sinking fund of tho Btato to
the general fund and to provldo for tho
credit of this fund direct htieafter, the
bonded Indebtedness of the slate being
House roll No. 20:.. by Iloyd-Uellnlng
thu powers and duties of district school
House roll No. 20S. by McCarthy To au
thorize the governor to appoint three com
missioners in behalf of the said stato of
Nebraska, to act conjointly with a like
commission from, and of the state ot
houth Dakota in agicelng upon a bound
ary line between h.ild statu of Nebraska,
and South Dakota and making an ap
propriation for tliu expense of such com
missioners and their salaries, and pro
scribing their powers and duties. Madu
neiessary ny euaiiges III tllu coursu of
the Missouri river.
Senate llle No. 213 by Martin, relating
to funds due the state from thu sale of
tho Pawnee Indian reservation.
Senate llle No. 215. by Mr. Campbell
lor the nllef of Alexander M. Hlalr. nnd
to authorize thu governor of tho atutu of
Nebraska, to execute a deed or relinquish
ment to tlio I nltcd States of America,
com vying any and all Interests of thu
stnte of Nebraska, In and to certain land
lu lioyd county, Ncbrusku, to enable tho
said Alexander 11. lllalr to perfect his
entry and title to tliu said lands under
the homestead laws nf tho Hulttil States.
House roll No. 2)5, by I lull-Authorizing
thu governor of tho state of Nebraska
to appoint three commissioners on be
half of said stato of Nebraska, to act
conjointly with a like commission from,
and of the state of Iowa, to agreeing
upon a boundary mm between said states
of Nebraska and lowu where changes In
the Missouri river make It indefinite, and
making an appropriation for the oxpenes
of such commissioners and their salaries,
and prescribing their powers and duties.
Mouse toll No, 210. by Warner, for the
relief of the (icrman Kvangellcnl Lath
eran church of Lincoln by refunding J500
paid Into the state treasury under an act
Mouse roll No. 241. 1v Invl..rir..i,i.
lng that school children may attond tho
House roll No. 223, by Mawxby, defin
ing the method of forming, vacating or
annexing territory to school districts.
House roll No. 226. by Fowler Providing
for a lien on the But of stallions, Jacks
House roll No. 227, by Hnwxhy For the
organization of u rural high school,
uuu.su row io, so. ny J. J McCarthy
extending to one year the tlmo within
which cases on error may bo taken to
the supremo court.
Benato lllo No. 231. by McCargar To
provldo for the compulsory education of
children, for the employment of truant
olllcers, for the proper education of such
children as cannot properly be taught In
the usual nuhllo. nrlvntu nv iun ,,..i,i,.i
bchools, for thu proper enumeration of
persons of school age,
Benato file No. 23S. by llaldrleo-To nu
thorlzo appointment of a commission of
district Judges to rovlso tho statutes.
Senate llle No. KB. by Currlc-To amend
school laws, sub-division 9, section la and
section lb, original sections, by legalizing
teachers certificates Issued by educational
Institutions which malntnln a course
ctiuul to that of tho sttiio university.
Benato Ills No. UM. by Weber-To umend
section It, sub-dlvUlon 4. chapter 79 nf tho
compiled statutes of Nebraska, ISM) by
providing that contracts with teachers
must bo signed by two members of the
Iward of directors not rolated to the
, Senato file No. 260, Introduced by Zleg-
ler-to authorize cltle-i of the llrst and
second class to establish and maintain
a heating or lighting system, and to levy
ut 5 mill tax for that purpose.
House roll No. 2C2, by Uine, restoring
the former plan of allowing feed to coun
ty treasurers for collecting taxes.
House roll No. 290. by Munks-To nn
pplnt a commission to Investigate tho
Torcns system of land titles.
Houso roll No. 294. by Jouvenat-Olving
thu state banking board authority to re
move receivers of state bunks unpointed
by district courts.
Senate llle No. 300. by Currle-For the
"' Y """" f- oiiiuiuir, WIIII8 hj. HaP
17'lnLt.. U-n t .. ..I . ... '" y,HW.
oiitnmiiiJ.ui WIUUC1K, 1111(1 IJIaUB J'BUI-
sen, and to authorlzo the governor of the
state of Nebraska to execute u deed of
relinquishment to the United States of
America, conveying any nnd nil inter
ests of the state of Nebraska In and to
Senate llle No. 301. by Currle For the
relief of Stephen W. tanner. Ktankj!
Meilner. John T. IJrlmmer und Arthur T.
McCilght. and to authorize tho governor
of tho state of Nebraska to execute a
deed of relinquishment to the United
Stntes of America, conveying any and all
nterests of tho statu of Nebraska In and
to certain lands.
House tall No. 304, authorizing a slate
exhibit nt tho lliitfalo exposition and au
thorizing the governor to appoint a com-
Senate fllo No, 310. by Arends-Author-zlng
the board of county commissioners
In counties not under township orgnulzn
tion, to Issue rundlng bonds for the pur
tiose of paying the bonded Indebtednesi
of any precinct or de facto precinct with
in said county.
Senate llle No. nil, to correct errors In
senate llle No. 74.
House toll No. 317, by lllbbcrt Annro-
nri".VnK, ".W. for. l'"' Purchase of fund
for tho Institution for feeble-minded youth
at Ilea trice.
House roll No. 321. by Mel Vhl-Provld-lng
for refunding to various persons tho
amount of money advanced by them to
pay the expense of returning members
or the Mrst Nebraska volunteers from
Ban Iranclsco to their homes In Nebras
ka oji their return from war lu tho Phil
ippine Islands during thu summer of 1899.
House roll No. 322. by Helsner, for the
proportional distribution of all fundi
huietotorp paid Into the treasury. of. any
county for tho maintenance of free' high
schools for non-resident pupils among the
school districts that have maintained such
House loll' No. 313, by Fuller-Authorizing
thu Investment of comity sinking
funds In county, township or school dis
trict warrants or bonds.
House roll No. 317. by Cain, applying
to all counties the plan of selecting Jur
III s now applicable in Lancaster and
Mouse roll No. .'., by Caln-AuthorlzlnK
the governor ot tin, state of Nebraska to
appoint three commissioners on behalf
of the suld statu of Nehrasks, to act
conjointly with u like commission from
und of thu stato of Missouri In agreeing
upon u boundary line between thu snld
states of Nebraska and Missouri, and
making an appiopilatlou for the expenses
of such commissioners, and their salaries,
and prescribing their powers and duties.
Mouse roll No, ail, bv Muwxt, to lax
gtfts. legacies and Inheritances, Si on $100
bequeathed to near relatives, estates un
der J10.000 to be exempt, and In other
cases from 12 to $0 on the hundred, es
tates valued ut less than $500 to bo ex
empt. House roll No. :;07. by Cornecr Provid
ing thut the standard size of brick sold
In Nebraska shall ho kt Inches long, 4
Inches wide and 2K Inches thick.
House roll No. 37S. by Fellers, limit
ing attorneys in contests of members of
thV. 'eglslutiire to a fee of $100 and pro
viding that attorneys of unsuccessful con
testants shall iccclve nn fee.
Houso roll No 43C, the general salary
Ilouse roll No. 437, the dellclencv claims
mil. as amended by the standing commll-
House roll No. 4C0. by Wilkinson, a bal
ot law prescribing the form or the ballot
und providing that clerks of tho district
court shal appoint Judges nnd clerks of
election thu names of candidates being
ono under tho other with a crlclo at th
top opposite the name of each political
Party und the making of a cross lu a
circle Is interpreted as a vote for the
House roll No. 477, by l.nne, appropriat
ing for the cm rent expenses of the stute
Hoiiho roll No. 478, by Wilcox, mlscel
lunejus claims bill.
Houso roll No. 4SI by Lane-bv request
or the governor To provldo for the pay
ment of the Incidental expenses Ineuind
during thj 27t li session of tho leglsluturs
of thu state of Nebraska. An additional
appropriation of $1S,000 for this4 purpose
Ooverner Dcltrlch vetoed the suprcm
court commission appropriation bill, but
subsequently changed his mind and signed
w'ithout the vetoing provision. He also
changed his mind in regard to some of
Ihu approprlatl6ns for help In the onico
. 'J! c,erk of the supremo court and
tho library and court reporter's otllce.
In the general expense bill a number of
Items were vetoed, Including the follow
ing: lor tho purpose of purchasing forty
acies ot land to be used for garden and
farm iiurposea lu connection with tho hos
pital for the lni,uw at Norfolk, Nebraska,
Sl.uu); stand-plpo soldiers and sailors'
homo at Mlliord. Nebraska, $3.t00; engine
house, new engine nnd dynamo at the
soldiers and sailors' homo at Clrand Isl
and, Nebraska, $ii,0o0; for construction of
tunnel- lor heating purposes at normal
school, Peru, Nebraska, fl.sooj expense for
commencement and summer Institute nt
Peru, Nebraska. JI.200. freight and ex
press. I'eiu. normal school. 1C0; under
caption "miscellaneous" to pay bounty on
sculps of wild animals for HOI nnd 1902,
The governor withheld his approval of
hoiiie roll 117, being a Joint resolution
proposing to amend section 1 of article
15 of the constitution of the state of Ne
braska, relative to the manner of sub
liming ami adopting amendments to the
constitution of the state of Nebraska.
A number of Items In house roll No.
4,S, miscellaneous claims bill, wero vetoed,
tho reason being that they did not repre
sent lawful claims against the stnte ot
Nebraska. Among thn Items cut out was
tho claim of Miss Taylor, which was
compromised after a bitter fight In both
branches at $MM. Miss Taylor originally
asked for $7.tu).
The veto of the $00,000 item In connec
tion with the state university was given
as the governor says In his veto message
because he believed the revenuo of the
institution under the one-mill Itvy would
not be suillclcnt to mcut the entire appro
Among the bills vetoed by the governor
are two that have attracted little atten
tion. One Is houso roll No. 129 by Ander
son, designating the Institute for the blind
as the Nebraska school for the blind and
the Institute fur deaf and dumb as tho
Nebraska school for tho deaf. The rea
son fur this veto was that the chunge
would make much confusion.
House roll No. 23, by Muthorn of Red
Willow was vciohI. It was for the relief
of Itussel F, Loomls of Hed Willow coun
ty, and authorizing the governor to deed
certain land which Mr. Loomls had taken
as a homestead, and which afterward
proved to be school land. The governor
held that It was bad policy to approve
claims of this character.
The veto of house roll No. 117, by Fow
ler, was given because the governor
thought It Inadvisable to spend money to
submit ono amendment, when re regard
ed It Imperative to submit other amend
ments soon, ins idea or caning an extra
session was given uxpiesslon through the
veto of this measure, It was a bill to
provide that lu the voto on constitutional
amendments u majority of the electors
voting on the amendments shall ho suf
ficient to pass the amendments. The con
stlttittnou now requires a majority of all
votes cast at the election. '
tlovernor Dietrich said In regard to his
action on bills that bo paid no attention
to the Introducer and lu fact did not
know who the Introducers of the great
majority of bills signed were. One or two
members enme to see him about their
measures but this was not tho rule. The
enrullisl measures bore no name and gave
no Intimation to him whoso bills thoy
were. Mo said his vetoes of appropria
tions wero made necessary by the fact
that tho resources of tho state wero too
small to meet what the .legislature had
planned to mttko them pay.
Probably tho majority of clergymen
nro poor becauso thoy preach without
,im, un(iim i iayiit'( ueorge W, Mc
Crlght, John Hedlund, Bolomon Jensen
Harry J. Sinclair, William II. Lanri.th
Uhnrles J. Nelson. Peter r
ATTEMPTS HIS LOT
Judge Weed of Hartington a
HE IS FOUND LYING IN A ORAYEYARD
Throat Badly Cnt and Ileeoery DonMful
"Combination of Unfortunate
Circumstances the Caul of
Ills Hash Act.
HartlDRton, Neb., was startled by
the Intelligence that Judge Ucnjamin
M. Weed had attempted to commit
suicide. Ho was found lying- in tho
pruvoyurd, three-quarters of a mile
north of town, with his throat out ul
most to the jugular vein, and a ranor
closo by. He went there during tho
night for the express purpose of taking
his life, for he states that to bo ft fact
in a letter which he had written.
He wns brought to town und his
wound dressed, but his recovery is un
certain at this time. (Jencntl despon
dency, the result ot a combination of
unfortunate circumstances, Is the
direct cause of his rush act. No one
doubts his sanity.
For six ycnr.s prior to January 1 ho
vtas an official of the county, serving
for four years an county judge nntl
two years as county attorney. At one
tlmo he. occupied the position of
principal in the schools of Cincinnati.
MAKES READY FOR WAR.
Japan Confident of Ability to Drle Rus
sia Out of Miuiehnrla.
Russia's reply to Japan's protest
igalnbt tho Manchuriun convention is
regarded as unsatisfactory and further
vigorous representations will follow.
Prince Konoyo Atsumaro, president of
the house of peers, in the course of nn
Inflammatory speech openly discussed
the probable result of a war between
Japan and Russia and nid that Japan
could count upon the friendly neutral
ity of Great llrltnln and Germany. He
declared Hint the United States would
not interfere, and that Franco would
only entire uneasiness by the employ
ment of her Annamcz forces by a nav
al demonstration off Formosa.
This, he predicted, would be the
limit of French action, and therefore
Japan's vastly superior army would be
enabled without great dllllculty to
drive Russia out of Manchuria.
Leading Japanese newspapers assert
that the Russian government has re
plied to the Japanese protest against
tho Manchuriun convention to tile ef
fect that Russia does not wish to enter
upon a discussion with a third power
relative to her negotiations with China;
that the proposed agreement is purely
temporary and not intended to impair
the. sovereignty of China or to injure
the interests of other powers; tlint the
contents of the agreement, immediate
ly upon Its conclusion, will be commu
nicated to the other powers, who will
undoubtedly flud them acceptable, and
finally, that If any of the provisions
nre not accepted by Japan Russia is
prepared to dibcuss the matter in a
HOSTILE TO MINISTER.
American Diplomat Catchri 1'renldent
L'astro In Trickery.
The United States auxiliary cruiser
Scorpion hns been ordered to convey
Francis 11. Loomls, tho American min
ister at Caracas, Venezuela, to San
Juan, P. R., where he will embark on
a steamer for New York. Tho Scor
pion has left Ln Htiyara.
An attache of the foreign ofllce at
Caracas bus divulged the fuct that
nfter the inspired press of Vcnezueln
had for two months abused the United
States navy, President MoKinley und
Mr. Loomis, the Venezuelan govern
ment formally asked for a recall of
Mr. Loomls, and for no valid reason.
He had, however, antagonized certain
high olllcinls. Rut the government at
Washington had supported Mr. Loomis,
and ho is going to Washington, not be
cause ho is recalled, but on leave of
nbsence, to consult with Secretary Hav.
President Custro is personally hostile
to Mr. Loomis because tho latter hns
protested strongly against the non
payment of tho regular sums duo to
Americans after tho president hnd sol
emnly promised to pay the Americans
before any other foreign claims. Hut
Mr. Loomis discovered that tho presi
dent had secretly paid German
claims, thus voiding his promise and
evading tho termb of the ugreement
which called for tho payment of the
Shatter the Hate.
Robbers smashed the safe In the
postofllce at Pleasanton, Neb., Sunday
night, getting over 8100 in cash. They
overlooked 880 in their hurry to get
uway, as the explosion awakened the
neighbors, who chasedtho robbers for
three or four miles Into the foot-hills,
where they finally escaped. The rec
ords and stamps were not disturbed.
Nearly all tho glass in the building
was blown out by tho force of the ex
plosion. CLOTHING TAKES FIRE
School Girl l'omlbly rutally Ilnrned at
A terrible accident occurred in the
Algh bohool room at Nemaha, Neb.,
recently. Miss Anna Hums, nged six
teen years, daughter of James M.
Burns, wus standing by the stove when
her dress caught fire. Rcfore It could
bo extinguished almost every bit of
clothing from her wulst down wns
burned off. She wns terribly Injured
aud her recovery is doubtful.
WILL PROBABLY END IT.
Agulnaldo's Oath ot Allegiance Means
Knd of Insurrection,
"Agulnaldo's taking tho oath of
allegiance," said one member of tho
cabinet, "emphasizes tho Importance
of his capture. It makes more clear
that the insurrections hns about reach
ed its end, and foreshadows the early
complete general acceptance of United
States authority. Only a comparative
ly small number of Filipinos aro still
in arms and the effect of Agulnaldo's
action upon them is obvious. From
now on we will press forward organiz
ing the best government we can, suited
to the needs of tho Philippines. Agul
naldo's submission will have a con
siderable bearing in his favor in tho
determination of the matter what to
do with him. That will not bo decided
for some time, and General McArthur
and the Philippine commission, mean
time, will deliberate carefully over the
question before reaching any con
clusions." Scuor Lopez who is in Roston, when
told that Aguinaldo had taken tho
oath of allegiance asked for the par
ticulars. Upon being Informed that
only the barest fuct had been cabled
over he said:
"I think there must be some con
ditions attached to It. The announce
ment that Aguinaldo' hnd taken the
oath is very important. You must
give me time to think it over."
Ervlne Wlnslow, secretary of the
anti-linpcrlallst league, was informed
that Aguinaldo had taken the oath of
allegiance. Tho secretary said that
ho did not sec how that alTcctcd the
work of his organization.
"It docs not concern us what attitude
the Filipinos may take as much as it
docs whnt the United States may do.
Our buttle has not been fought for tho
Filipinos, but for the constitutional
liberty of America."
The oath of allegiance which Agui
naldo subscribed to is as follows:
"I hereby renounce all allegiance to
any aud all re-called revolutionary
governments in the Philippine islands
and recognizo and accept thu supremo
authority of the United Satatcs of
America erein. 1 do solemnly swear
that 1 will bear true faith and allegi
ance to that government; that I will
at all times conduct myself as a faith
ful and law-abiding elti.en of the said
Islands, and will not, either directly
or indirectly hold correspondence with
or give intelligence to an enemy of tho
United States, nor will I abet, harbor
or protect such enemy; that I impose
upon myself these voluntary obliga
tions without any tneutal refervationa
or purpose of evasion, so help me God."
Colonel Gonzales, the insurgent
governor of Manila, with ten olllcers
and forty-live men, have surrendered
to Colonel Ileacom at Mnlabon.
FIRE DESTROYS IOWA TOWN
The Ilmlnesi Itulldlugs on One Side of
The town of Lehigh, eighteen miles
south of Fort Dodge, la., wus destroy
ed by lire. All the buildings on ono
side of a block, eight in all, in tho
business portion of tho city were des
troyed. The list of buildings burned
includes; Postofllce, II. W. Ross, hard
ware store; Lehigh Valley bank! Wil
liam Young, barber shop; O. Albce,
livery stable; William Rarrowman, dry
goods', J. Tule, restaurant; I). Cunning
ham, restaurant. The town has no
lire department and the citizens fought
the llames with buckets. During the
lire a number of men secured liquor
from one of the burning buildings and
created a sensation by parading th
btreets by fire-light.
TURKEY TO MAKE PAYMENT
I'lueed In Petition Where She Cannot Oet
Out of It.
There Is reason to hellevo that Mr.
Griscotn, secretary and charge of tho
United States legation at Constantino
ple, who is now on his way home,
huh earned the credit of effecting a fin
al and satisfactory settlement of the
American missionary claims against
Turkey that taxed the abilities of no
less than three of the ablest minister
ever sent by tho United Stateb to that
country. It appears now that Mr.
Gribcorn has finally succeeded in ar
ranging with tho Turkish government
the principle upon which these long
standing claims sliall be settled, and
pledge of tho Turkish government is
in such binding form that it is not
doubted thut payment will soon be
Sale of Court lteports.
Clerk IJcrdman of the supreme court
has, sold 2,303 volumes of the court re
ports within one week. This demand
for tho books was caubed by tho act I
reducing tho price. The volumes prior
to the SUth arc now sold for SI and sub
sequent volumes at 81. "5. The reve
nue derived from the sale goes into
the treasury to be expended for new
books for the state library.
The confirmation of the appointment
of Adna Dobson as state engineer and
secretary of tlie state board of ifriga
tion has been announced nt the gover
nor's ofllce the appointment having
been made by the state board of irriga
tion. Thutrher lluunrt Over,
George W. Thatcher, charged with
forging notes to the amount of 53,000
on tho late P. II, Mast, at Springfield,
O., was arralnged In police court. His
attorney announced that the prisoner
would wnlvo examination and Thatch
er was bound over in 810,000 to an
swer to tho grand jury.
Takes Alleu to Penitentiary.
Sheriff Wheeler has tnken Geo. W.
Allen to the penitentiary, whure tho
latter will begin a five yenr6' sentence
for the crime of perjury committed at
Plattsmoulh, Neb. '
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