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C. B. HALE, Publisher
RED CLOUD, - NEBR
MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS OF
THE PAST WEEK TOLD IN
ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD
Complete Review of Happening! of
Greatest Interest from All Parts of
the Globe Latest Home and For
The (it)'iu.'il hullcngo gold cup races
of the American Power limit nssoelu
tlnn Instill nt AlcMimlilit Hay, N. Y.,
mill will continue until Saturday.
The tuontylhlid annual convention
of Hip Pcnns.vlvnnla Society for tlio
Advancement tif the Deaf mot with n
A committee appointed to consider
tlio question of uniform laws for the
different males met at Detroit to pre
pare 11 i cport to lie submitted to Hie
annual mooting of Hie Amerlean Har
association next week.
Sovotal hundred delegates. Includ-
ing city olllclals ami iiiuulclpal au
thorities from all over the United
States and Canada, are attending the
annual convention of tho I.eaguo of
American Municipalities now in ses
sion In Montreal. A largo delegation
Is hero rutin SI. Paul to secure the
For the first time In the history of
tho White house the private parlors,
iir well iih Hie east room, are open to
the public, and aro being Inspected
dally by thousands of visitors. The
(xlensliin of the privilege Is duo to
President Tnft. who has ordered that
tho whole llrst floor of the executive
mansion be opened to (ho public.
By requiring letter curriers to
"double up" their routes during tlio
dull season of .Inly and August, in
Mend of employing substitutes, Post
master Ceneral Hitchcock expects to
name the government not less than
$250,000 in the cost of carriers' vaca
tions riming the present llscnl year.
H. W. Thompson, of Washington, D.
C, now heads an organization, termed
the national negro press association,
which was rormed at Louisville, Ky..
during the tenth annual convention of
the national negro business lengue.
The league has re-elected Hooker T.
Washington as president.
The International Pressmen's union
purchased at chancery court sale the
Hale Springs property, located In
HuwkliiH county, Tennessee, and
about six miles from Knoxvllle. It Is
the purpose of the union to establish
a national home for aged and indi
gent and disabled pressmen and stere
otypes. The property Includes the
Hale Springs hotel nnd 1,100 acres,
with four mineral springs.
A telegram from Mammoth Hot
Springs, Yellowstone park, reports
thnt u new gejscr has broken out
100 feet north of Fountain geyser,
playing 150 to 200 feet high. Tho
eruption lasts generally about one
Treasury ofllclals nre much grati
fied over tlio receipts of the bureau
of Internal revenue for the month of
July tho llrst month of the new llscnl
year which shows an increase of
!:i,32ti over July of last year. Tho
receipts during July, I'.ioii, were $22,
'.108,042. mid during July. 1008. $22,
020,314. In the vluw of tho olllclals,
this lncrenso nugurs well for the gen
eral prosperity of tho country.
Charles Taft, n second cousin of
President Taft, wns killed nt Prior,
Col., by lightning.
Tho standard of the (Jrnml Army of
the Hepiiubullc which lias been car
ried for tho past twenty years by tho
commaiiiler-ln-chlof or the Clrand
Army and has been the olllclal banner
of every encampment since 1SS, has
been missing ever since tho parade of
the veterans August 11. nnd It is
feared 'it has been stolon. When last
seen It 'was lloatlng over tho review
ing stand. The Hag was piesented to
tho (5 rand Army In ISSfl In Milwaukee.
Hishop Mtaz of Denver, in tho pres
ence of a largo congregation Including
many easterners, at the cathedral in
vested Archbishop Jean Hnptisto Pita
vnl of the archdiocese of Santa Fo
with tho pallium with Imposing cere
monies. Seventy-live members or the
Hierarchy and clergy from tho south
Tho navy department lias decided
Hint David Williams, a mess attend
ant on tho battleship Vermont, shall be
surrender to the Massachusetts au
thorities, lie Is wanted for causing
the death or n fellow sailor In a box
Calvin Johnson. Richard Pines and
Eugono Horsey, negroes, sentenced
to bo electrocuted at Richmond In
September for the murder or Walter
F' Sohultz. a Chicago artist, have
been respited by Governor Swanson
until October X, 15 and 22. resnec
lively, Tho ono hundred and thlrty-seoud
anniversary or tho b.ittlo or Ben
nington, when a large party or nut
jauders fiom Hiirgoyuo's army was
routed by tho Now Hampshire militia
under Colonel Stark, was obsorved
as a legal holiday throughout Ver
Argylo N Lett, a prominent Torre.
limit o hid., business man nnd former
city councilman there, uhot and killed
Hurwood Denton, a leading citizen of
Henderson, Ky., on the street Satur
day, because of alleged Improper re
marks made by Denton concerning
Tho body of Robert SI nub, forty-Hvo
years old, a wealthy dairy fanner, was
found nt Pittsburg. Pa., at his home
with a bullet wound In tho head. The
house was party destroyed by tire.
Ooorgo Staub, a brother, inudo the dis
covery. It Is believed tho man was
murdered ami the house llred to hide
a probable robber.
Charging her husband, Major
Fletcher Hanson, president of the
Central of Georgia railroad, with cru
elty and with Infatuation for a Mrs.
Horner. Mib. Cora L. Hanson of Ma
eon, Ca., filed suit for divorce In the
superior court In Atlanta. Major Han
son Is also a large cotton mill owner.
Mrs. Hanson declared she wns so in
fenr or her husband thnt she often
slept in the bath room.
Tho unofficial returns from tho elec
tions held In twenty-oiio of tho so
called "wet" counties of South Caro
lina, for the purpose or allowing tho
voters of each county to choose be
tween prohibition and the county
dispensary system, Indicate) that the
prohibitionists havo won victories In
lltteen of the counties.
Application for a charter for an
Insurance company that will accept
risks only on total abstainers was
filed, with Secretary of State Cook
of (leorgla. The company has been
oiganled in Atlanta with an Initial
capital slock of $200,000. Leading pro
hibitionists throughout tho country
are said to be behind the company.
In the case of Captain Herman A.
flolvort, Ninth cavalry, charged as
post-quartermaster nt Camp Mcdrath,
Hatangns. P. I., with fnlsiry-ing his
accounts, embezzlement, etc., and
sentenced by court martial to be dis
missed rrom the service and to pay
a line of $1,000. the president has
commuted the sentence to a reduction
of twenty-live flies In rank on the
lineal list of captains cavalry.
Long-continued study of social con
ditions In Chicago ami too constant
application to a play she was wilting
based thereon, Is said to be responsi
ble for the fact that Miss Matilda
Marti, a young Chicago woman, has
been taken to the government hos
pital for the Insane. Shortly after
arriving the young woman begau to
suffer from hallucinations.
Tito end of tho labor troubles which
became acuto In Shockholm the early
part of this month Is In sight. Tho
leaders of the various unions havo
opened negotiations with the employ
ers with the object or having the men
resume work. Rioting occurred at
(iothonburg, and mounted police were
called out to disperse the mob.
The D.illj (impair assorts that Or
vllle Wright, the American aoioplan
1st, has been engaged to mako dem
onstrations with his machine In F.ng
laud two months hence under tho nu-
The Soudan African bill passed tho
house committor unamended. An at
tempt was made In the house of com
mons to amend the provisions of tho
bill that the senators must bo Kuro
peans or of Kuropoan descent, but
Premier Asqulth and Former Premier
Halfour appealed to the house not to
risk wrecking the measure by adopt
ing the amendment.
The heaviest snow fall In many
yonrs occurred in Johannesburg, S.
A.. Tuesday. Six Inches had fallen
at noon, and the storm was still In
progress. The telegraph service Is
badly disorganized and business has
been almost suspended. Tho mem
bers or the stock exchango ceased
business long enough to engago In a
Although no olllclal announcement
concerning the matter has boon mndo,
tho newspapers Insist that King Man
uel's visit to Kngland In tho nutunin
is connected with his betrothal to
Princess Alexandra, dnughter or tho
duke or Fire.
Mndarlnl Dhlnagrl, tho Indian atu
dent who on tho night or July 1 at
the conclusion or a public gathering
at tho .mperlal instltuto shot and
kilted Lieutenant Colonel Sir William
Hutt CuizonWylllo and Dr. Cawal
Lalcaca, wns hanged nt Pentonvlllo
prison at Si o'clock Tuesday morning.
Dhlnagrl showed no slgiiB or fear,
lie declined to partake of breakfast
and walked to the scaffold calmly.
All tlio missing miners in tho Pa
ralso Bhaft or the Camolla mine near
Pachiica havo boon accounted for.
The total casualties nro three men
killed and twenty Injured. Work In
the mine has been resumed. FIro
broke out in this mine last Snturday
and a score of minors wore reported
at llrst to havo been killed.
The Spanish ambassador to France,
Marquis Del Muni, Issued a denial
of tho report published bust week In
a Paris newspaper that twenty-five
persons wore shot August 1.1 In the
Montjulch fortress at Harcelona for
their sharo In the recent revolt thero.
spires of the Hritlsh government.
The debt Incurred by Lieut. 13, u.
Shackleton and tho members of his
south polo expedition Is to be liqui
dated by tho government. Proinlor
Asqulth aiinoiineod in I ho house of
commons that he would nsk tho houso
to vote $100,000 for the purpose.
A delegation of thirty-nine business
men, leprohontlug thu civic and com
mercial organizations ,r Toklo, Yoko
hama. Osaka and Magoja. sailed on
the steamer Minnesota for Seattle.
Thoy will tour tho United States as
guests of arlous chambers of com-mercy.
YOUTH GOES SWIMMING WHEN
FATHER IS BURIED.
HAPPENINGS OVER THE STATE
What Is Going on Here and Thero
That Is of Interest to the Read.
er8 Throughout Ne
braska. Nebraska City. Chnrlca Ross, an
elghtecn-yeni-old boy, cnnic from St.
Joseph. Mo., Wednesday with his mar
ried sister to attend tho funeral or
his father, Samuel Hobs. After the
funcrnl ho in company with his
brother and two other boys wont to
tho city park at the edge of tho city,
whero they went In bathing. He could
not swim and was cautioned about
going Into deep wnter and before any
one noticed ho waded out beyond his
depth and went under.
Tho other boys tried to save him,
hut their efforts were futile and they
gave tho alarm and after thirty min
utes in tlio water George Sol by recov
ered the body and two physicians
worked for thrco hours over it,
Tho latl was working Ifts a messen
ger boy for tho telegraph company at
St. oJscph. Tho coroner held an In
quest and the funeral will be held
Friday. The body will bo placed be-
sldo that of his father whoso funoraFl
ho nttondod Just prior to going swim-1
Say Franchise Is Valid.
Fromont, Neb. A question of
whether the rights of tjio old Fre
mont Street Hallway company would
interfere with the now Intcrurban
running its lines Into tho city when
It builds a road between Fremont and
Omaha, has come up and two repre
sentatives of tho former are In Fre
mont for tho purposo of Investigating
tho matter. Tho old Fremont Street
Hallway company has not run any
cars In Fremont for twelve years, but,
it is said, tho frauchlso is still valid.
Tho Interurhan promoters assort that
thoy expect vigorous opposition from
tho railroad companies when thoy at
tempt to build.
May Accept New Charge.
Grand Island, Nob. Word has boon
received from Seattle that Rev. S. D.
Hartle, pnstor of tho First Methodist
church of this city, and formerly of
Omaha, has been extended a call from
tho Oilman Park M. E. church of that
city, the second largest In Seattlo
with a membership of over COO. If
ho accepts ho will tako charge of tho
new congregation October 1. Rev. Mr.
Hartle was ono of the appointees of
Governor Shallenbergor to nttend the
natlonnl convention of prison reform
in Seattlo and whllo thero acceptod
an invitation to preach in tho church
Slays Man in a Hayfield.
Grand Island, Nob. A most brutal
murder was committed on tho farm
of Ernest 13. Stout, thrco miles north
east of Doniphan, Into Thursday af
ternoon when Stout bent to death
Joseph 13. Richardson, aged aboul
forty-flvo or fifty years. Richardson,
who Is n rosldout or Hastings, and
Ills flvo children wore working for
Stout making hay. .Stout, It appears,
had given orders ns to how far to
ward a fence to mow and that In
Stout's Judgment Richardson had
gono too far. Stout was enraged and
tho tragedy followed.
Will Not Buy Plant.
Kearney, Nob. Tho proposition to
Issuo $1!0,000 bonds to purchaso the
city water plant from tho American
Water company waB voted on at a
special election Tuesday. It mot with
overwhelming defeat. Tho vote was
heavy, nearly two to ono against. Tho
people of Kearney hnvo again made
tho way clear for tho water company
to gain a new franchise. Opinion wns
thnt the price of water was exorbi
tant. Farmer's Skull Fractured.
Weeping Water, Neb. Tuesday af
ternoon JoBeph Meyer, a farmer living
cast of town, met with qulto a serious
accident. Just as ho was leaving town
his team took fright and ran down u
steep bank. Mr. Meyer was thrown
from his wagon, striking on a cement
sidewalk. Ills skull was fracturod.
Ho lu not able to bo taken to his
Loses Both His Arms.
Oxford, Nob. Howard Colllster, a
fifteen-year-old boy, mot with an ap
palling accident Tuesday. While
driving n mowing mnchlne on tho
farm of Frank KHno north of town
tho hoy was in somo mnnnor thrown
from tho maclilno, which passed over
his body, severing ono arm and mu
tilating tho other so badly that ampu
tation will bo necessary.
Many Accidents at Nebraska City.
Nebraska City, Neb. A Borlcs o!
nocldontB occurred In this city. Al
bert Harman, a farmer residing south
of tho city, was thrown from his
buggy by a runaway team and frac
tured his ankle. Mrs. Heflllng, an
aged woman, was knockod down by
a cow and severely gored. I. V. Hud
son wns sorlously Injured In a run
away. Mrs. C. W. Scbnolder fell and
broko her right limb at Iho ankle.
William GiiBsott, employed at tho ele
vator at Paul, was ovorcomo by tho
heat and Is In a serious condition.
State News and Notc& In Condensed
Henry 'Welchelinan, a ear Inspector
for the Burlington, whb killed by a
switch engine whllo performing his
duties at Hastings Wednesday night.
A sixteen-year-old son of O. Wen
del, living near Keene, was badly hurt
by a mowing machine which ho. was
running on his father's place. Ho will
Dowle, tho ten-year-old son of J. W.
Whltloek of 131k Creek, Jumped off
a shed whllo playing a row days ago,
sustaining a complete rupture. Ho
is under tho caro or a physician.
North Platte Is to havo a candy
store. Uyo &, Harrison of Alliance
having lensed the storo room In tho
Keith theater building. The candy
kitchen will bo opened about Septem
Lucas Peatrowsky. a young business
man of West Point, has removed to
Wlsnor. where ho has purchased a
shoe store. He has been for soniu
years the manager ol' the Ollverius
shoe store in West Point.
Harry Coble, a former liealrlce
boy, was among the lucky ones who
drew land In the Flathead reserva
tion lottery. In a letter to ono of
his brothers In Beatrice, Mr. Coble
states that the land he drew Is worth
The best yield of wheat that has
been reported near Dorchester was
that raised on TJ. Worley's rami north
west of that town. There was 1,103
bushels or wheat threshed from 38
r.cies. making an average of 37 bushels
Citizens of South Omaha, Florence,
Benson and Dundee will be ofllclally
Invited by the municipality of Oinnba
to meet with a delegation made up of
Omaha. cIHzoiib for the purposo of
talking over tho situation and deter
terinlniiig tho best method of effect lug
The Douglas county tenchers' In
stltuto will be hold next week, begin
ning Monday morning nt 8:30 and
continuing through the week, with
forenoon sessions only. Tho Institute
will bo held In tho high school build
ing and Superintendent Yoder expects
about 130 toachorij will attend.
Harry 13. Davidson, a fifteen-year-old
boy, was arrested charged with
stealing $7E worth of ammunition and
firearms om the McGrath Hardware
company of Hastings. On account of
his youth, County Attorney Hurligan
has made application to havo him
c immltted to the reform school.
William Garman, a liveryman of
North Platte, has been looking for
a man who engaged a slnglo rig for
a nhort drive Sunday. Tho man ap
pears to have taken a permanent
drive with tho horse and buggy and
Mr. Garmnn has offered a reward or
$.r.0 for the arrest and conviction of
In splto of tho Intense heat Sundaj
afternoon, a crowd which numbered
into tho thousands listened to Senator
La Follettes address at the Seward
khautauqua. His dlseussloln wan
along the lino of national Issues and
ho held tho attention of his listeners
notwithstanding the torrid Mirroi.-nd-Ings
by his forceful argument.
Tho Beatrice Lawn Mower company
nnd the .loir. Automobile company
have consolidated, tho stockholders of
tho latter company closing the deal
Thursday. The articles of incor
poration of the automobile comapn.
were changed permitting the increas
ing of the capital stock from $.10,000
to $ir.0,00. George A. Culver has been
elected general malinger of the con
solidated ocnipany. Tho now Insti
tution will conimenco business when
$75,000 of the cnpltal stock havo been
paid In and will manufacture auto
mobiles and lawn mowers.
Tho llrst tornado that ever struck
tho snndhlllB visited Thedford Satur
day evening. It took Rev. Mr.
Spraguo's summer kitchen down tho
street, demolished Henry Crow's liv
ery barn and J. C. 13wlng's stable,
took tho cupola, bell and all, off the
church, tho chimney off the school
building, and did much othor damage
to trees, windows and windmills. It
waB accompanied by n terrific electri
cal storm and downpour of rain. J.
M. Bass and John Mllroy wero in the
livery barn and wero caught In the
wreck. Bass had a leg broken and
Milroy was seriously hurt.
Tho smallest and most valuablo gar
den In Omaha is located at tho corner
or Seventeenth and Harney Mreets.
It occupies nbout twenty feet on Har
ney and lirteen feet on Seventeenth
street. The "pleco do resistance" Is
a thrifty peach tree, about twelve feet
in height, In tho center or tho garden.
The ontlro track la utilized, in which
nre growing tomatoes, squashes,
beans, corn and a miscellaneous va
rloty of gurden Bass, peculiarly tooth
some to tho Italian gardener who op
erates tho fruit shanty immediately
adjacont. Tho ground on which tho
garden Is growing is valued anywhoro
from $75,000 to $100,000.
Tho DouglaB county board of county
commissioners has granted to tho I31k
horn valley dralnago district tho right
to dig ditches along the country roads
on condition that no benefits rrom
tho ditches bo assessed against tho
roads as part of tho property affected.
Tho dralnago district will bo saved a
conslderablo oxpenso by this grant
and tho county board wished to mako
suro that tho country would not bo
charged up with a part of tho oxponso
of building tho ditches If it gavo up
tho ground without compensation. A
roadway thirty feet wide Is to bo left
on every rof.d.
CLIMAX REACHED IN TROUBLE
AT SCHOENVILLE, PA.
FIVE MEN ARE SHOT TO DEATH
Comes In the Night Following Day
of Quietness Precipitated by a
Strike Sympathizer and
Pittsburg, Pa. One state Hooper,
ono deputy sheriff and three for
eigners wero shot and killed Sunday
nlyht In a wild riot at the Pressed
Steel Car plant lu Schoonvllle, whose
employes nre now on strike. At lcat
a score or persons were seriously
wounded, nine fatally. The rioting
followed n day of quiet and broke
At midnight the following initial
list of dead and Injured was made up
from reports from the morgue, hos
potal and several physicians' oltlcis:
JOHN L. WILLIAMS, state trooper
HARRY 13XLKH. deputy sheriff.
John S. Smith, state trooper.
Lucolan Jones, state trooper.
George Kitrh and John O'Donnell.
state troopers, were seriously Injured
and ono woman was shot In the neck.
Over a score of persons torched
more or less serious injuries. While
the riot lasted, mounted state trooper
galloped indiscriminately through the
streets with riot maces drawn, crack
ing the heads of all persons lolteilng
In the vicinity or the mill. Deputy
sheriffs and troopers broko in the
doors or houses, suspected of being
tho retreat of tho strikers, and whole
sale arrests were made. From !i:30
to 11:30 o'clock scores of person
wero arrested and placed In box car
jails In tho mill yards.
During the early stages of the riot
ing women were conspicuous. Somo
of them were armed nnd others effect
ively used clubs and stones. These
women, all foreigners, Insane with
rage, wero mainly responsible for In
citing the men to extreme measures.
At midnight quiet reigned In the
Burns Up a Million.
Decatur, III. Tho fire which started
at ono o'clock Sunday morning in tho
Moorehouso & Wells hardware store
on East Main street was not undei
control until Tour o'clock Sunday after
noon. Tho loss is estimated at $1.
000,000, with Insurance about SO per
cent of that amount.
Following tho fire, the worst In tho
hlstorv of the eliv Iliififm- r,.n.i ..
water famine. It became necossaiv'
Sunday afternoon to shut off the resi
dence district, the supply of water In
tho reservoir being down to seven
feet. An effort Is being made to refill
the reservoir by morning If possible
During the fire a blaze was discov
ered In the engine room of the De
catur hotel, half a block west of the
district thnt was being destrojed.
There was a panic among tho guests
but prompt work by hotel employes
resulted lu extinguishing the flames
In tho hotel.
Springfield sent an engine and fire
crow, under tho direction or Assistant
Chief Ciillen, nnd this gnve the clt.v
rour engines. The department was
crippled by falling walls, covering
several, hundred feet of hose.
Steamers In a Collision.
Sault Ste Marie, Mich. The 410
foot fi eight steamer Senntor, or Do;
trolt, was beached hero Sunday on
the upper end or the middle ground
In the St. Mary's river, opposite Do
Tour, as a result or a collision with
the steamer Norman B. Ream, of
Cleveland. Tho Senator had a large
holo stovo In her starboard side, and
there was barely tlmo to run hor on
the middle ground before she flllea
with water. No one wns Injured in
tho collision. The Ream wns dam"
aged, but Is still seaworth.
Monterey Fire Controlled.
Mexico City. Fire Snturday night
destroyed property lu the business
center or Monteroy to the value or
about $1,500,000. The wholo business
section or tho city was threatened,
but escaped destruction largely be
cause there was no wind. Tho fire
started In tho establishment owned
by tho son-in-law or General Trovlno,
conininnder of tho Monterey military
zone, and the opponent of General
Reyes, and It wns first thought that
It was tho work or political malcon
tents, but Investigation showed that
It was due to defective wires used
for lighting purposes.
Forest Fires Still Rage.
Spoknno. Fires laglng In forests
northeast and southeast of Spokane
aro destroying an Immense area of
splondld timber nnd driving the set
tlers to tho river for safety. The tire
nlong tho Pond d'Orollle river in
Wushlitgton, was under control Sun
day, but was blazing furiously. The
loss exceeds a million dnllaiH.
Heavy winds blew near Sand Point
Idaho, fanning small Hies that o rn
havo been under control and tlu-i
thruutou serious rinmaco. The lii....i.r.
mon'B protective association Is press
ing every avallablo man Into service
NEWS FROM THE CAPITAL CITY
ITEMS OF INTEREST AROUND THE
Attractivo Swine Exhibit.
The swlno exhibit at tho state fait
at Lincoln September fi to 10 will be
ono of the big shows again this year.
There will bo pigs and there will bo
hogs and Jhls exhibit will probably
attract the attention of moro different
breeders than In any other one line
ol exhibits on. tho fair grounds. A
fow years ngo it required a row pens
to take rare sf all or this exhibit, but
tho Increased importance or this In
dustry to Nebraska has simply kept
tho exhibits on the Increase year by
yenr. Last year It wns a "hummer."
It will be a splendid show again thl
year. It means something to a breeder
to exhibit whore competition Is so
Btrong. It moans a great deal more
to carry away a ribbon, no matter
what its color, from tho Nebraska
state fair swine department.
It wlli be a neck and neck rare
again this jcar between the Poland
China and the Duror-.Iorsoy Red a?
to which will havo tho largest num
ber in the show ring. It Is a friendl
rivalry, but It Is interesting to the
Mate fair visitors as they gather
around the show ring. Tho llerkshlres
and the Chester Whites will be there
in goodly numbers and thoy aro splen
did Bhow hogs, but they nover com.
in qulto such large numbers. The
same thing Is true of tho large York
nhlre and the Tamworths and tho
It will bo a great exhibit of tho
groat American hog, full of glor.
grunt, Mptenl and fat and at pres
ent pi Ires full of gold.
Special Rates to Lincoln.
The Northwestern Railroad com
pany Is the first to ask for and re
ceive permission frow the state rail
way commission to make a special
rate for the city or Lincoln for tho
benefit of merchants who desire to
trade nt the capital city In August
and September. The special rate
which the commission has granted is
ono nnd one-half faro", with a mini
mum rhargo of $1.50 to Lincoln from
August 2S to September 5, the limit
for return being September 15, and
from September 11 to 19, return limit
September 20. Other railroads will
soon follow the example of tho North
western. The commission has given pormlp
slon to the Omaha, Lincoln & Beatrice
Interurhan road to charge a 5 cent
fare each way to and from Lincoln
and Bethany from August 22 to Sep
tember 12 on account of tho annual
meeting or the Christian missionary
society and tho stato fair.
Tht Nebraska Traction &. Powen
company, which has been revised per
mission to charge a rare or 10 cents
between Omaha and South Omaha
when tho Omaha- Traction company,
with whom it has a contract not tc
compete charges 5 cents over the
same rails, has asked the commission
for a hearing on the subject. The
company will be heard September 15
The railway commission has ap
pointed J. L. Blddlecom of Havelock
statistician In the mechanical depart
ment of tho physlral valuation of
railroads at a salnr of $150 a month
nud expenses when nway from home.
The Bee Publishing company of
Omaha has filed a statement with the
secretary of state showing that It
has an authorized capital stock of
$500,000, but that It has issued only
n part of the stock. Tho company
lemlts a fee of $50 under tho state
occupation tax law under protest.
The secretary of stato will Inform
the company that it must pay a fee
based on tho authorized capital stork
and that It is $25 short in its pay
ment. The Bee Building company
sent a roe or $75 on an authorized
capital stock or $500,000, and the
Tschuck Real Estate company paid
$30 tax on an authorized capital stock
of $100,000. all paid under protest on
the ground that tho now state occu
pation tax U.w Is void and unconsti
tutional and thnt tho tax Is exces
sive. Attorney General Thompson has
been invited to speak at tho national
association of attorneys genoral to be
held at Buffalo August 27 to 28 on tho
subject, "Tho Authority or tho Attor
ney General to Represent tho State."
Mr. Thompson has taken an active
part In one or two annual meetings
owing to tho fnet that it devolved
upon him to enforce a great deal of
important legislation for tho regula
tion of corporations. Ills bucccbs In
that direction mado him a consplcu
ous flguro at such meetings. Thlt
year he can not attend tho mcetlnr
owing to the pressure of tlio buslnoss
of his office.
Governor Appoints Delegates.
Tho governor has appointed as del
egatos to the first national conserva
tion congress that moots at Seattle,
August 2C. 27 and 28, Chancollor
Avery of tho university, B. A. Bur
netto, Val Keyser of Lincoln nnd Paul
H. Marlay of Mason City. George E.
Condrn, chairman of tho Btato con
servation committee, will also bo In
attendance. The governor himself
may stay for tho congress.
Notwithstanding tho Incohoront law
passed by tho last legislature, Doputy
Aftornoy Grant Martin holds that tho
stato auditor will bo Justified In draw
ing warrants upon tho $3,000 appro
priated by the last legislature for the
repayment of pension money of mom
hers of tho two soldiers' homes that
may havo been retained by tho state
In past years, dating from tlio adop
tion of tho rulo under tho populist
administration when Governor Poyi.
ter was In the govoruor'a office. Th'
decision la on a claim for $211 filed
by William T. Trlloff, a member of
one of the soldlois' homes.
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