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TO ABOLISH SENATE
AMBITIOUS PLAN OF MINNESOTA
BETTER GOME DOWN
C. 1). HALF., Pulillslirr
LARGEST LIST OF CANDIDATES
EVER SUBMITTED TO VOTERS.
COAL MINERS STANDING FIRM
INDEPENDENCE FOR PHILIPPINES
Philippine Independence Practically
Assured Bomb for Chinese Mln
lotcr Advance In Lum
Lincoln. Eight hundred and eight)
mimes of candidates running for pres
ident, vice-president, presidential
electors, delegates to niitlcittnl conven
tions, national committeemen, United
States senator, congressmen and stnte
oIIIccb aro on Hie llHt prepared hy See
retnry of State Walt to bo eertlllod
to county clerks for places on the bal
lot at (tin primarleH April 10. TIiIh
doer, not Include any candidate for tliu
r.tato legislature. Tlio ballot will bo
from htx lo eight feet In lenj;th and
will be Hie longest over oted at any
election held In NebniHlca. On thin ac
count, extra largo ballot Ikixch may
Independent Government for Islands.
Washington. Independetico of the
PhlllpplneH Ik practically assured, so
far as tho lioitKe is concerned, when
the Insular affairs conunltteo agreed
to report the hill of Itoprcsontntlvo
.Touch (dem.. Va.) establishing an In
dependent government In the Islands
Try to Kill Mlnlcter.
San KranelHco. An attempt wan
made to nssnsslnuto III Slug Wing,
nilnlhter of war of the new Chinoso
republic, according to a telegram re
ceived by tho Chung Sal Yat Ho. n
Chinese paper here. The dispatch
tald a bomb hail been thrown at tho
minister's carriage, killing Chen Tl,
tmo of his uldes. The bomb thiowcr
Advance In Lumber Prices.
Little Hock. Ark. An advance In
tho price of southern lumber, particu
larly yellow pine and oypros.4 Is ex
pected at any tlmo by wholesalo deal
ers, who maintain that recent floods
In tho gulf states havo crippled the
mills and caused u shortage la the
market. How short the market Is and
how high the price Is apt to go Is not
rst hunted, hut all agree that the prico
will probably go up.
Breaks Snow Record at Den Moines.
Dos Moines. la. With a fall of 11.7
Inches of snow during tho night, ac
companied by a driving wind from
the north, all records for tho Des
Molnen weather bureau, established
In 1S7S. were broken here Wednes
day. The total snowfall this winter
has been 7" Inches, over an inch more
than fell in ISS.VSi;. which was tli'
Escapes from Kansac Penitentiary.
Leavenworth. Kan. William Smith,
nllas Hrown, a former federal pris
oner, who admitted that ho had placed
dynamite and guns in the I'liltod
Stntcs prison here llvo months ago,
has escaped from the state peniten
tiary at Lansing, near here, where he
was serving a sentence for burglary.
The dynamite and guns were intend
ed for use in a mutiny, it Is believed.
Convicts' Bodies Disposed Of.
Tancastor. Tho bodies or "Shorty"
Gray and John Dovvd. convicts killed
during .ho battlo with a pouso near
Chalco, have been turned over to n
medical college. Coroner Matthews
took tho bodies from the penitentiary
to Lincoln ami disposed of them.
They will ho used for dissection dem
onstrating by students.
Washington Congressman Henry
or Texas, who has returned frpm tho
llryan birthday banquet at Lincoln,
predicts that Taft will carry Nebras
ka In the three-cornered light develop
ing between followers of Taft. Itooso
volt and LaFollotto and that tho
heads of tho democratic ticket will he
Wilson and Clark. Wilson being very
Btrong in Nebraska.
Chicago, 111. (julck action by
Fathers Luttrell and Murphy of St
Thomas' Komnn Catholic church saved
that edifice rrom total destruction bj
lire when crossed electric wires Ig
lilted tho Inflammable material behind
the altar. Tho priests, roused by tho
smoke, whleh penetrated the pirish
house, first carried many sacred lellcs
and altar property to safety, and then
summoned the lire department. Tho
church was recently finished at a cob
of $100,000. Tho loss Is $2:.,000.
Claim Iowa Convention for Cummins.
Des Moines Caucuses mid conven
tions weio held by republicans in hair
a dozen counties In Iowa Saturday
and tho Indications nre that Seii
ntor A. H. Cummins will carry tho
state convention hy 121 delegates and
that llvo districts will be for Tart and
seven ror Cummins.
Heaviest Snovfall in Itr. History
Kansas City. Tho deepest snow In
tho history or the local weather bureau
fell In this vicinity Saturday, 17.3
Inches being recorded at 10 p. in,
No Indications of Early Agreement
Will Reduce House Membership
Foundation for Closer
Washington. Tho abolition of the
rniteil States senate unci the olllce of
vice president, with a reduction of tho
membership of the house to 300, Is
proposed in u resolution which Keprc
scnlatlve Lindbergh ot Minnesota has
announced he would Introduce this
week. The main feature of Mr. Llnd
liergh's lesolutlon piovldes for the
creation or a committee at large
which would have absolute control
over the legislative action of con
gress. Tliu members or the commit
tee would be elected by the country
at large for a term tif llfttion years,
and it could prevent the submission or
bills to the president. TIiIb opposi
tion could be ovcicome only by a
'two-thirds vote of the public.
For Patent Rights Legislation.
Washington. On the motion of Sen
ator Norris Itrovvti, chairman of tho
committee on patents, tho senate has
ordered tho opinion of the supremo
.court In the patent cases made a sen
ate document. The document will In
clude the dissenting opinion of Chief
Justice White. It Is the contention or
Senator Hrown that if the judgment
of tho court Is sound then legislation
Is Imperative to protect the public
rrom Hie abuse of patent rights. At
torney (ienoral Wickeniham, under di
rection or President Tart, Is now at
work to meet the dangers which may
arise under tho decision of the court
in the prosecutions now pending
against the shoe trust and other
trusts, which are in a measure pro
tected by patents.
Will Accept No Compromise.
Cleveland, O. l'p to the present the
operators ami miners of the bitumin
ous coal lleldii of western Pennsyl
vania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois have
failed to reach a wage agreement to
take effect Apiil 1 and thus prevent
illuming down the mines. Itoth sides
declare they are determined to como
to a decision Immediately. The miners
refuse to compioinlse offers that they
continue tho present wage agreement.
In reply they assort that L'On.OOo min
er will quit on .March III unless vvago
advances were granted.
Secretary Knox Promises Results.
Washington -Secretary Kno by
wireless from the cruiser Washington
has advised tho state department that
tho results which It was hoped would
come fiom his tour or Latin-America
had been attained. Worldwide impor
tanco attached to the secretary's trip
ninl wlille the mil significance has
never boMi olllcially announced, its
prime purpose Is said to have been to
lay the foundation for closer relations
between tho I'nited States and Latin
America to anticipate any posslblo
Kitropoan aggression in commerce or
Hsdley Not a Candidate.
Jefferson city, Mo. "I am not now
and will not bo a candidate Tor vice
president." said (Jov. II. s. Hartley
when he heard that his name had been
presented for tiling as a candidate ror
vice president in Nebraska. Ho dic
tated a letter to the secretary of state
of Nebraska requesting him to refuse
the petition nud not place his name on
the official primary ballot.
Asks Reward for Mrs. Blunt.
Arlington, Neb. A petition Is being
circulated in Arlington, addressed to
Covernor Aldrieb. requesting that the
reward offered for tho capture of the
bandits who murdered the prison offi
cials at Lincoln last week be paid'
over to Mrs. Hoy Hlunt. whoso hua
band was tho victim of a bullet, while
they were being pursued
Drainage Bill Provides $25,000,000.
Washington. Tvvoniy-llve million
dollars for tho drninage of tho swamp
and other wet lands of tho United
States would ho appropriated by a
hill which Representative Stephens of
Mississippi has presented to congress.
Washington Tho house devoted an
entire session tp a bill liberalizing Hie
homestead laws Jv reducing rrom five
to three years the period of residence
required on public land to prove tltlo
Settlers would be permitted to absent
themselves from their homesteads five
mouths In each year, Tho legislation
making less drastic tho existing laws
governing settlement hap been sought
for years. For tho first tlmo this ses
sion Speaker Clark took the floor and
urged tho passage of the bill
Slxty-fcur Bodies Recovered.
McCurtaln Okla. OIHc.lal llgurcs
given out hero show that tho death
list In tho San Hols Coal company dis
aster Wednesday is seventy Twelvo
bodies were recovered Friday, making
total of sixty-four brought out.
Indiana Has Favorite Son.
Indianapolis, Ind. Indiana demo
cratB In convention hero Wednesday,
unanimously pledged the support of
thirty delegates to the candidacy of
Governor Thomas R. Marshall for tho
dumvratlo nrwuliUmtlul nnmlnutlnn
U. 8. Government Starts Investigation Into High Cost of Living. Newt item.
OLD WOOL BILL RESURRECZED
DR. WILEY OPENS FIRE ON SELL
ERS OF "DOPE."
Vetoed Wool Measure Reintroduced
In House Drug Men Take Excep
tions to Doctor'o Statements
Potash Field Discovered.
Washington I)r Harvey W. Wiley,
appearing as a private citizen before
the pure food hoard in advocacy of a
legulation guarding very strictly the
use ami tale of opium, morphine, co
caine and other hahlt-formlng drugs,
aroused the anger ot drug representa
tives hy referring to them as -,dopers."
Representatives or the drug manu
facturers argued that the exception
should he made In preparations con
taining only small proportions of
opium, morphine, cocaine and the
other drugs named. They held that
there were so many of these prepara
tions scattered tluough small drug
stores ail over the country that It
would require .vears and be a heavy
expense lor the manufacturers to have
all marked with skull and cross bones,
as the regulation of the pure food
board would require.
Ilr. Wiley declared the manufactur
er had been making the profits and
should pay whatever costs were nec
essary to protect the public rrom the
Old Wool Bill Reintroduced.
Washington The democratic wool
tarllT revision bill, levying a 20 per
cent ad vnloiem duty on raw wool. In
troduced hy Democratic Leader I'll
derwood, will be reported at once to
avoid a caucus and thereby dodge
trouble with the advocates of fioo
wool. The measure is Identical with
that passed by the house last summer
and after revision by tho senate
vetoed by President Tart. Uegular re
publicans contend that tho president
would llnd excuse ror vetoing the
democratic bill on the ground that it
does not adequately protect the reve
nues. The reintrodMCtlon or tho hill
vetoed by President Tnrt with the
elimination of the senate amendments
will be used by the democrats as -the
basis for an arraignment of the tariff
Locate a Lake of Potssh.
Sacramento, Cal. Enough potaBh to
supply the I'nited States probably for
the next thirty years has been discov
ered by government scientists In
Searles' lake, San Hernardino county.
California. Estimates of field mon of
tho geological survey and bureau ol
soils Is that the deposit may amount
to 1,000,000 tons, but authorities, from
data in their possession, consider that
estimate conservative and believe that
more than 10,000,000 tons or potash Is
Chlneoe Rockefeller Paye Ransom.
Shanghai. Hy paying $100,000 to
brigands, Sheng Kung Pao, known aa
the Chinese Rockefeller, ransomed his
only son, kidnaped last week. Tho
money was paid in time to prevent
the mutilation of the boy, the bandits
having written that for each day tho
pameut of the tribute was delayed
they would amputate a member and
send It to the father.
Project Nipped In the Bud.
Kl Paso, Tex, Recruiting for tho
Mexican rebel army on the American
sldo wns given a severe set-back when
Luis Diaz do Ioon, an officer of lien
oral Orozco's army was arrested In 131
Paso by Texas rangers aided by Mexi
can federal fecrot service men. It in
asserted that Leon enrolled lojal Mex
icans under the banner of Orozco and
planned to arm thorn and sending a
force to Ollnlga, on tho bonier, where
tho river patrol Is not In evidence.
Milwaukee Wis. If all marriages
wore contracted In churches thoro
would he fewer divorces, Is tho opinion
of Chief Justice Joseph (1. Donnelly of
tho Milwaukee civil court. 'Thoro
should be, first of all, parental con
sent." said Judgo Donnelly. "Then
there should lio tho ceremony per
formed by a minister in a church be
fore tliu friends of both tho man nnd
the woman. There should ho tho ring
and the wedding march and tho other
llttlo touches call them sentimental
if you will that go with tho accept
ance of a solectr.'J responsibility
WOODMEN WILL NOT SECEDE
OKLAHOMA MINE DISASTER WITH
SCORES OF VICTIMS.
Woodmen at Hastings Urge Head
Camp to Rcconclder Rates To In
vestigate Secretary Knox In
McCurtaln, Okla. One hundred and
live lives Is an approximately correct
estimate of the human toll taken
when mine No. - or the Sun Hols Coal
company hero was wiecked by an ex
plosion. Of 110 men of the day shift
only eleven are known to ho alive,
while the others aro entombed be
hind tho debris. In the opinion of
government experts and mine olllcials
they are tlend. and a special train
which brought physicians and nurses
from Foil Smith hus returned. Five
physicians remained with the faint
hope that some of the Imprisoned men
might bo found alive.
Among those unaccounted for aro
members of a searching party, hearted
hy W. D. Kopor of Clio. S. C Forty
three Americans wore employed In
the mine. The explosion occurred
shortly after t) o'clock this morning.
Ciov eminent mine experts have an
nounced Hint hope of rescuing any of
the men imprisoned had beec aban
Will Not Secede.
Hastings. Neb. Nebraska Modern
Woodmen who object to tho recent In
crease In insurance rates by the head
camp fniled to secede or otherwise di
vorce themselves from the oflicial or
ganization when they met in conveii
Hon here. Resolutions were adopted
urging the olllcials of tho order to call
a speciul session of the head camp to
reconsider the rate increase.
Investigating Secretary Knox.
Washington. The house committee
on state department expenditures is
Investigating rumors that S-crctnry of
State Knox uses as a prlvato servant
Archibald S. Plnkert, a negro, car
ried on the state department pay rolls,
and that Plnkert is accompanying Mr.
Knox as a valet on the present Central
American tour. Plnkert Is said to
havo been employed by Mr. Knox
when tho latter was In the I'nited
States senate. The committee also in
quired into the matter of defraying the
expenses tif tho secretary's Central
Primary Result In North Dakota.
Grand Forks, N. D. Robert M. La
Follotto's majority will not he far from
l.'.OOO when the final primary returns
are received, nnd may bo heavier. Of
tho total vote LaFollette has polled
about 32.000 votes, while Roosevelt
has polled about 1S.00O. Tho Taft voto
has been about .1,000.
Lincoln, Neb. Tho name of Robert
O, Rosn of Lexington will go upon the
primary ballots ns a candidate for
president of the I'nited States, de
spite the fact that a petition filed by
that politician' several weeks ago was
turned down by tho secretary of state.
Mr. Ross appeared In person at tho
state house and armed with both re
publican nnd democratic petitions
asked that his name be recorded.
Worries Navy Department.
Washington. The possibilities of a
coal strike nre causing anxiety at tho
navy department, and Secretary Meyer
will confer with representatives of
some of the bituminous companies
which supply the navy. Twenty-live
foreign stentuers In Hampton Roads,
waiting for bunker coal, aro offering
$1.50 per ton more thnn tho navy pays.
Tho Hoston navy yard is short of coal
nnd thero is somo apprehension that
other yards will coon bo affected.
Wage Increases In Milts.
Hoston. MasB. Wage increases ag
gregating moro than $10,000,000 will
go Into tho pockets of Now England
tcxtllo workers during tho next twelvo
months, according to authoritative es
timates of tho result of the present up
ward trend of wageB In cotton and
woolen mills. On tho basis or an an
nual pay roll or $70,000,000 In tho
woolen mills, the Increase thero will
amount to $5,000,000, whllo cotton mill
operatives will receive an advanco of
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA
Tho proposition to adopt the com
ulsslon rorm or government ror (Irand
Island was defeated.
C. F. Shaw, for twenty-five years a
prominent citizen of Norfolk, fell dead
while shoveling snow.
D. W. Hayes of Peru was elected
secretary or the Normal School Presi
dents' association in Its session at Chi
cago. .Mrs. Ernest Hunger, wire or t'liicf ol
Police Hunger or Lincoln, Is dead at
her home in that city. She was born
in England in IS 111.
At the Cambridge high school dc
slamatory contest, Ethelyn Druse was
awarded first honors. Albert Cecil, sec
ond and Joe Selhy third.
Word lias readied Falrbury that
John Frleueii, rormerly or that place,
recently committed suicide In Denver
by drinking a quantity or carbolic
No stock loss has been reported as a
result of the recent storm, nor were
there any fains into Hurwell for two
days and mall routes have all been
Several ministers from the stir
rounding counties met in Peru und
formed an association to be known at
the Ministerial Association of South
The recently organized mothers'
club of Wyniore will establish a rest
room down town. Popular subscrip
tions are depended on to furnish the
Tho Hist mall received at Syracust
since Wednesday was brought In rrom
the cast Saturday afternoon after a
snow plow had opened the trnck on
the line of the Hurllngton.
Ice gorges In Salt und Wahoo creeks
In the vicinity of Ashland augmented
b the onrush of vvuters from the
1 lll'lted KlllllVfl h.'iV'n cmmpil flniwliwl rnn.
d'tlons in that neighborhood.
The stockholders or the I'nited
Fvangellcal conference assembled li:
Kearney have decided to sell the
(.'ameron camp grounds near (irand
Island, the value being placed at
Joseph Hamilton, for fourteen years
county judge in Hoone county, and at
one time a member of the Wisconsin
legislature. Is tlead at his residence In
Albion of pneumonia, at the age ol
Clrant Mears, sheriff for ten years
In Wayne county, who retired volun
tarily last tall, has filed for the re
publican nomination for the olllce of
representative in the lower house of
.1. Jerahck or Sterling lias located ft
brother he had not seen for twenty
two years .and who he thought dead.
Mr. Jerabek found his brother In busi
ness in St. Joseph and he left Tor
thero at once.
Miss Lola La Follotte, daughter ol
, Senator Robert M. La Follotte. will
I appear at tho Oliver theater in Lin
i coin. Wednesday. Match 27. In an orlg
' itinl lecture on "The Democracy of
i Woman Suffrage."
William Ernst or Tecumseh. who Is
'aid to be the WrM man 111 Nebraska
o sound Hie warning as to tho con
litlon of seed corn, says there is a
mlliclent amount of seed corn in this
Mate to supply tho farmers for this
At a meeting or tho Sterling schoo
board. Superintendent O. P. Stewart
ind Principal Miss Shlvely or Lineoli
were re-elected Tor the ensuing term
This will make Professor Stewart'
fourth year as superintendent of Ster
Considerable Interest Is beginning
to bo shown in regard to the coming
municipal election at Hebron. Tin
liquor question will bo disposed or bj
i referendum vote, but indications art
mat both tho "wets" and "drys" will
have a full ticket In the field.
In the declamatory contest of the
Kearney high school, Dc Witt Foster
a ward of Hlsliop (ieorgo A. needier
won first jilaco In a splendid oratorical
production and will represent tho
school in tho central Nebraska de
famatory contest at. Aurora, March 20.
Tho York city mall carriers, accord
ing to tho figures of Postmnster
Shrock, last week carried 3.343 pounds
af mail, or 2S.071 pieces, stopping 10,
"CI! times to deliver mall, and traveled
I.IC'j miles. Tho five carriers aver
aged fifteen and one-third miles per
.lay during tho week.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stahl cele
crated their fiftieth marriage anniver
sary at their homo In Nebraska City
assisted by the members of their fam
ily and numerous friends. The couplo
tvero married at Hrunswick, Mo.,
March 19. 1SC2, and came to that place
When Ralph Scott or Lincoln re
turned homo for lunch Saturday he
found no ono at home, and thinking
it strange, started In to search for his
mother, who usually awaited him.
Having searched the house, ho went
Into tho collar and found his mother
lying dead at tho foot and a llttlo to
ono sldo of the steps. He lmmedi
ately notified tho coroner, who con
ducted an Investigation and concluded
thnt death was duo to a fractured
skull, caused by a fall In descending
Tho Otop Democratic club has post
poned Its fourth nnnunl banquet to
Tuesday, March 2-ti.
Thero were 1,411,800 eggs shipped
from Syracuso last year, thirty dozen
to a case, mnklng l,00."i cases; llvo
puoltry, 123,33.-) pounds; 34,888 gal
lons of cream, HS1 head of horses,
7,00," hogs and 1,316 cattlo.
Nearly nil of the Sterling peoplo
havo taken down their base-burners,
us thero is n famine in hard coal.
Coal can only bo hnd at ono neighbor
ing town, but ns tho roada havo been
almost Impassablo no ono can bo
found to haul tho coal,
H SEE how mncli better it
H make (lie bukinti
H SEE hoir mnrli more unl
H form In qualify
H SEE Low pare how good
H SEE how economical aad
SEE (hat yon get Calnmet
k .& Ai yu
Wk - Orooer'm
.N.T MADEBVTHE TB"SL
Kven a wIfo man never gets over be
ing a fool to a certain extent.
Them l no evctiM! tor this dyspeptic, with
Curllulil Te.i lu'i-i-kslblt! ut every drugstore.
Measure the depth of the water be
fore making your dive.
Poverty docs not destrop virtue, nor
docs wealth bestow It. Yriarte.
"Why does that old maid uso
much paint on her face?"
"She's making up for lost time."
Stella What Is the matter?
Cholly I wish you'd tell your fath
er he's gotta quit klckln' nicaroun'.
New York Sun.
"That man Indulges in shocking
"Influence of his trade. He's n tele
Also With Gloves.
Assistant IMItor Here's a farmer
writes us asking how to treat sick
Editor Tell him he'd better treat
them with respect.
No End to His Bad Luck.
John D. Snoop, at an Anti-Cigarette
lcaguo banquet, explained his feelings
in the story of the colored man.
"How are you getting along, Laz
arus?" asked his master, Interestedly
"I gets along poorly," replied Laz
arus, who complained of his misfor
tune at length. "Master John, I has
such bad luck," says he, "that when I
dies mid is laid away In the tomb and
tho good Lord Bays to me, 'Lazarus,
como forth,' I know I is sho' to come
Served direct from pack
age with cream.
"The Memory Lingers
Sold by Grocers.
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