Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, February 14, 1907, Image 2

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    The Valentine Democrat
Valentine , Neb.
I. M. Rice. Publisher
Indications Arc that Extreme Radicals
Will Be in Control of Xcw Parlia
ment and tliat Dissolution Will Xot
Be Long Delayed.
Elections were held Saturday in
nine large cities ( Moscow , Odessa , Ti-
flis , Kazan , Vilna , Yekaterinosalv , As
trakhan , Kishinef and Yarastav ) of
the twenty-four which send members
direct to parliament , Moscow having
lour members and the other cities one
each. In accordance with Russian
ideas the counting of the vojes was
postponed until Monday , and definite
results of the elections are unknown ,
but the indications everywhere are a
victory for the opposition. In several
cities , notably Moscow , the question
Is whether the election has been car
ried by the constitutional democrats or
the socialists.
The chances of the socialists in Mos
cow are favored by the results of the
workmen's elections , in which nine
teen social democrats were chosen.
Elections of peasants , land owners
and workmen were also held Sunday
In several provinces , but no results
have been received as yet. The Regg.
the constitutional democratic organ
claims 105 seats in European Russia. ,
not counting four in Rostov-on-Don
city. seml-Patiniski , Turgini and As
In spite of the evident opposition
character of parliament Premier Stol-
ypin is quoted as saying that he hopes
to nurse it along until summer before
a dissolution is necessary , but the gen
eral opinion is that the constitutional
democrats will be unable to hold their
radical colleagues in check and that
the new parliament's life will not ex
ceed two months.
The expectation that the dissolution
of parliament would be followed by
a change in election laws is denied by
Premier Stolypin , who says he believes
this would be unconstitutional.
firavc Complications Arise Over : i
Financial Transaction.
' Relations between the governments
of Hayti and Germany are strained
owing to the refusal of the German
- bankers , Hermann & Co. , by direction
of the court at Port au Prince to re
turn to the Haytian government large
sums of money alleged to have been
obtained fraudulently. Among the al
leged transactions of Hermann & Co.
was one said to have proved favorable
to the government. This was conclud-
sd by the Haytian minister of finance ,
the German legation' demanded that
this transaction , as well as others , bo
annulled , but the Haytian government
In terms that the German minister
deemed offensive refused to acquiesce.
The German minister at the same time
3emanded the withdrawal of the
phrase objeceted to. This was also
refused. Fears are entertained here
of grave complications ensuing.
The Official Monitor recently pub
lished notice of the expulsion of Mr.
Mansour , an American citizen , but
Mr. Furniss , the American minister ,
believing the call for the man's expul
sion unjustified , asked for the with
drawal of the order. This , however ,
was refused and Mansour has left for
New York. The seal of the American
legation has been placed on his shop.
Denounce Publication of Details of
Thaw Trial.
Women of Chattanooga , Tenn. , met
Sunday and protested against the
printing of details of the Thaw mur
der case and similar criminal court
The protest , it was stated , was made
"in the interest of the sanctity of our
homes and the purity of our children ,
and to protest against the minute and
detailed accounts given in the daily pa
pers of the sensational and scandalous
proceedings of the criminal court. "
Mayor Fierson , in an address , de
clared the reports of the Thaw trial
were disgusting in their detail. He
said some of the papers had gone too
far in their accounts.
He Holds Pool Championship.
Thos. E. Hueston , of Scranton , Pa. ,
retains the title of national profession
al pool champion , having defeated Ed
win Dawson , of St. Louis , in the three
evenings' play concluded at New York
Saturday night. The total score was
600 to 358.
Sioux City Live Stock 3rurket
1 Saturday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock * market follow : Beeve ? ,
$5.50 @ 6.00. Top hogs , $6.95.
Gotcli Defeats Burns.
At Knoxville , < Tenn. , Saturday night
Gotch , the American champion , won
the wrestling bout with Farmer Burns ,
of Iowa , taking the second and third ,
falls. Burns won the first in 24 min
utes , while Gotch took the others In
10 and 4 minutes respectively.
Explosion in British Arsenal.
A terrific explosion Sunday wrecked
the chemical research department of
the "Woolwich arsenal at London. It Is
7 > elfeved no lives
Paterson Justice of the Peace Is the
Justice of the Peace Robert Cortese
tvas fearfully mangled in his office
Friday by the explosion of an Infernal
machine sent him by express. The
office was wrecked and the detonation
could bo heard for blocks.
The judge had actively aided the po
lice in the capture of Italian law
breakers recently.
Justice Cortese died at midnight
from his injuries. He had been home *
to supper that evening , leaving his sou
Robert in charge of the office. It was
the younger man who received the in
fernal machine , which came from
Newark and was delivered by an
American express wagon. It had been
prepaid and the boy accepted It. When
Judge Cortese reached the office Rob
ert handed the package to him. The
outside wrapper was of paper tied
with strong twine. Judge Cortese re
moved this paper. Inside was another
wrapper made fast with a strap such
as boys use to put around school book < = .
, Robert says he watched curiously to
see what the little box contained.
His father rested the package on
the desk and pulled the end of the
strap around toward him so as to loosen
en the tongue of the buckle. The mo
ment he did so there was an explosion.
A hole six feet square was torn in the
floor , and the desk was driven down
into the cellar and torn to pieces. The
boy was hurled into a corner and se
riously bruised and burned.
Judge Cortese was found lying be
tween the doorway and the hole in the
flooring. Both legs and both arms
were broken , his face and body were
lacerated and torn and his back ap
parently broken. Some of the flesh was
torn from the bones. He was removed
to St. Joseph's hosuital , where his an-
te-mortem statement was secured.
British Paper's View of the Japanese
War Talk.
The London Tribune publishes an
editorial article on what it calls the
" " words that
"wicked scare" reports ,
President Roosevelt is said to have
used about the Japanese situation. The
paper declares that such wild talk nev
er will be credited by the responsible
opinion in Englnad , "and the denial
of the president given by our Washing
ton correspondent disposes absolutely
of these mischievous and unintelligent
"No man could have argued more
eloquently or acted more resolutely
than the president to insure that re
spect for Japanese immigrants to
which their treaties entitle them. His
tory shows that it is not an easy thing
for a republic to coerce a defiant state ,
but America's power to make its own
pledges respected and , above all ,
President Roosevelt's reputation as T
man of his word are at stake in this
question , and the president is not th < >
man to hesitate. "
Likely to Be Plea of Miss Xcxvton's
It seems probable that Frank
Prink's defense for the shooting of
Miss Bessie Newton at Ponca , Neb. ,
will be insanity. Already his friends
are telling how he was roused to un
controllable jealousy and anger by
Miss Newton's actions and words.
It is being told that Frink does not
yet realize that the girl is dead. He
Is said to have remarked to his nurse
that he would like to have the girl call
and see him. He is still in the office of
Dr. Young , where he is recovering
from the effects of the self-inflicted
bullet wounds.
The coroner's jury Thursday evening
returned a verdict to the effect that
Miss Newton came to her death by a
pistol shot from the hands of Frink ,
to the best of our knowledge and be
lief. "
Passenger Train Collides with a
Switch Engine in Chicago.
One unidentified employe was killed
fcnd a dozen passengers injured , some
fatally , when "Champion Flyer , " on
the Chicago , Milwaukee and St. Paul
railroad , collided Friday within th"
city limits at Chicago with a switch en-
fine. Passengers fought savagely to
get out of the cars after the crash.
Many were cut about the head and
face. The injured are Peter Hebert-
Bon , Milwaukee ; Mrs. James L. King ,
Milwaukee ; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Har
ris , Crystal Falls , Wis. ; O. S. Dingee-
Chicago ; Curtis Wilson Nelson , Chi
Alton Boilermakers Out.
Boilermakers on the Chicago and
Alton system at Bloomington , 111. , have
been called out as the result of thr >
failure of negotiations over the wage
Ecale. Some time ago the road raised
wages to 36 cents an hour , but the
men demanded 39 cents. Several hun
dred workmen are affected.
Hurt in Auto Accident.
Mrs. Stillman , wife of Dr. Frank L.
3tlllman , of Columbus. O. , was fatally
Injured and Dr. Stillman was severe
ly hurt in a collision between an auto
mobile in which they were riding and
H. street car.
Must Xot Elect Viva Vocc.
Attorney General Gilbert , of Wis
consin , handed down a decision Thurs
day to the effect that the election of
Insurance directors by viva voce vote
is illegal. They must be chosen by
Finds Mummy of Famous Qnccn.
The London Times Friday morning
tnnounces the sensational discovery by
rheodore Davis at the-Thebes or Lux-
ar , in Egypt , of the tomb and mummy
H | the _ famous EsygUagL. Queen Tele ,
Rockefeller Donates a Vast Sum for
Thirty-two million of dollars' worth
of income bearing securities wai the
gift which John D. Rockefe ler.
through his son John D. Rockefeller
Jr. , announced to the general educa
tion board when it assembled for a
special meeting at New York Thurs
The donation , which is the largest
singV prize ever handed out for such
a p i-rose , will be used for general ed-
ucali'Mi l purposes throughout tha
Mr. Rockefeller previously had giv
en the board $11,000,000 for the same
work , his contributions now amount
ing to $43,000,000. The general edu
cation board apparently was not pre
pared for this gift , Avhich was an
nounced simply in a letter from John
D. Rockefeller , Jr. . to the board , in
which he said :
"My father authorizes me to say
that on or before April 1 , 1907 , he A\ill
give to the general board Income bear
ing securities , * .c present value of
which is about v > 32,000,000. one-third
to be added to the permanent endow
ment of the board , two-thirds to bo
applied to such specific objects within
the corporate purposes of the board as
either he or I may from time to time
direct , any remainder not so designat
ed at the death of the survivor to bo
added also to the permanent endow
ment of the board.A
Me'mbers of the board were amazed ,
saying they did not know of the do
nation until the letter was read.
Train Runs Through Philadelphia * i !
High Speed.
The congressional limited train on
the Pennsylvania railroad ran through
Philadelphia Wednesday night at ter
rific speed with the engineer , Joseph
Toms , dead at the throttle.
The train makes two stops in that
city , one at West Philadelphia and thf
other at North Philadelphia. Shortly
after leaving West Philadelphia th
fireman , Harry Michner , noticed the
speed was unusual. The train swayed
as it rounded curves , but the engineer
gave no signals. Michner called toTems
Toms , but received no ansewcr. and
when the train rushed through Fair-
mount Park and neared North Phila
delphia the fireman climbed over the
boiler into the engineer's cab to fin * !
Toms dead with his hand on the throt
tle. His head was hanging out of the
window and had been crushed by
striking" some object along the rail
road. Michner stopped the train nt
North Philadelphia , where another en
gineer was procured and the train pro
ceeded to New York. The passenger.- ?
were not told of the accident.
United States Pressing for Settlement
of School Lvsue.
Wearied with the delays so charac
teristic of Turkish officialdom , the
American ambassador raised into
prominence the question of recognition
of American schools , urging the neces
sity of prompt settlement of the ques
tion. The ministers thus ignored have
been stirred into unwonted activity
and the departments concerned , ucc-
ing , it is understood , from orders of
the sultan , have entered into negotia
tions with the embassy. The embassy
is pressing matters hard with the hope
of a final adjustment , and the frequent
exchange of written communication"
as well as visits between officials of the
porte and the embassy are expected
soon to lead to satisfactory results.
The question Avas settled in principle
nearly three years ago , but the ob-
structiveness and dilatoriness both ut
the palace and on the part of the porte
delayed the official ratification of the
agreement arriA-ed at.
Jap Colony for Texa * .
With an imitation to all Ja
on the Pacific coast to find homes in
Texas , O. Takayma , Avho claims to
haA'e been sent 011 his mission by Gov
Campbell , of Texas , is urging the Jap
anese residents of Venice and seaside
towns to colonize a section near Hous
ton , where he is said to own a ricn
farm of 2,000 acres.
Doubles Price Paid for Oil.
The Standard Oil buyers of crude oil
have doubled the price paid to the
wells in the district around Terre
Haute , Ind. It is presumed this is a
move to forestall a bill for a law to
the same effect Avhich Senator Carvin
of Terre Haute , has announced he
would introduce in the legislature.
OutlaAV Leader Escapes.
Robert McManus , said to be the last
survivor of the notorious "Black
Jack" band of train robbers , escaped
Wednesday from the custody of Sher
iff Bride , of Guimon , Okla. , jumping
from a train in NeAv Mexico while if
Avas running at the rate of forty miles
an hour.
King Leopold in Wreck.
One of the royal carriages in which
King Leopold Avas riding in Brussels
Thursday had a collision with an elec
tric street car. The king was thrown
violently to the floor of his vehicle , but
sustained no injury. The accident ha-5
resulted in King Leopold postponing
Ills departure for the south of France.
Cleveland to Speak in Chicago.
Ex-President Grover CleA-eland has
accepted the invitation of the Union
League club , of Chicago , to deliver
the oration at the annual celebration
of Washington's birthday conducted
under the auspices of the club.
Father of Twelve Killed by Train.
L. W. Coin , a prominent citizen of
tVinamac , Ind. , the father of tAA'elve
ihlldren , Avas killed by a fast Chicago
Friiik Is Xow Under Close Gaard
Slayer of Girl at Ponca Libely to
Recover Coroner's Jury Begin In
quest Make Xcw Discovery.
A coroner'c jury has began an in
quest into the murder of Miss Bessie
Newton at Ponca by her sweetheart ,
Frank Frink , but did not reach a ver
dict. The jurors are Pearl Barker , Eli
Heidy , Charles Eyhler , Frank Munson ,
Patrick McCabe and W. N. White.
Previous to the opening of the in
quest the coroner , Dr. J. O. Jolley , of
Dixon , assisted by Dr. O'Connell , of
Ponca , conducted an examination
which brought out some interesting
circumstances in regard to the shoot
ing. The young woman was lying on
a couch when Frink began firing. The
first bullet missed her prostrate form
and lodged in the couch. The second
hit her in the shoulder. It is presum
ed that she then jumped up from the
lounge. The third bullet pierced her
heart. She staggered through the
room out of the front door and fell
lifeless in the front yard.
Edward O'Donnell , of Kumboldt ,
la. , who was to have married Miss
Newton , arrived at Ponca Wednesday
and is completely prostrated over the
tragic end of his fiancee. His first
knowledge of the murder was gained
from a newspaper while on his way.
Frink has recovered consciousness ,
and the attending physician states that
he Avill likely recover unless unlocked
for complications develop. Frink. who
is being closely guarded by the sher
iff , is still very weak from loss of
blood , and has made no statement re
garding his terrible crime. Frink fire.l
three bullets in his deseparte attempt
to end his own life. One bullet struck
a pocketbook which he carried in a
pocket over his heart , and was de
flected , causing a slight fish wound.
Another ball entered his breast and
caused a serious wound , and the third
entered his head near his ear , followed
the cheek bone and came out in his
nose. The breast wound is the most
dangerous , and the bullet has not t
been located.
Lincoln Police May Have Assailant of
Young ; Telephone Operator.
Myrtle Furlong , the 16-year-old tel
ephone girl who was assaulted by a
negro recently at Lincoln , has partial
ly identified one man out of a bunch
of fifteen arrested as supects and the
police are of the opinion he is the
guilty party , though until the brute is
positively identified , the police will say
nothing as to whether he is the iMght
man , for there is strong talk of a
Miss Furlong was accosted on Four
teenth street between S and R streets ,
as she was on her way home from
work , a little after 10 o'clock. Tlv ;
girl put up a stubborn fight , but was
overpowered by the negro , who stuffed
a handkerchief in her mouth , and as
saulted her. The girl made her way to
the home of Dr. Morelock , who noti
fied the police. Dr. Morelock said the
girl's condition was serious and that !
she had been badly in'Jfred. Though
only 16 years old , Miss Furlong is good
sized and as the negro was small , it
took him some time to overpower
aromingr Blaze ut Nebraska City
Cleans Out Jacob Siclil.
The Jacob Sichl stock of clothing
at Nebraska City was entirely destroyed - J
ed by fire Friday morning , entailing a j
loss of about 318,000 , with $12,000 in- J
surance. The building was damaged :
to the extent of $3,000 or $4,000 , but
it could not be learned whether it was
insured or not. The millinery stock
of the Buford Sisters was slightly
damaged by smoke. For a time it wa ; :
feared the millinery store and the
Merchants bank would go , but the fire
men made a. strenuous fight and con
fined the flames to the clothing stock , i
Three Phone Companies.
The Johnson County Independent
Home Telephone company has a force
of men atwork preparing the poles
for its new line at Sterling. The
Smartsville company has applied to i
the town board for a franchise for a
telephone system and it will probably
be granted at the next meeting. This
will give Sterling three telephone comI I
Big : Woodman Class at Xorfolk. i
The largest crowd of Woodmen of .
the World ever gathered together in
northern Nebraska assembled Thurs
day in Norfolk for the initiation of a |
class of 500 candidates. The avowed
intention of the promoters was to surpass - 1
pass the record initiation held one i
time in Omaha , at which over . > ftO |
were taken in.
Indian Marriage is Legal. I
Lucy Ortley , daughter of Daniel
Pappay and the Indian squaw Juan-
dam , will inherit the estate of her
father. The supreme court holds that , i
Indian marriages celebrated according
to the tribal rites were legal. The {
case was appealed from Knox county. '
Burlington Yurdmastcr Hurt. |
D. C. Mclntyre , yard foreman for j
the Bbrlington road at Alliance , was
run down by a. switch engine recently ,
having a leg amputated and receiving j
a severe scalp wound which , with hi3
years , no doubt will result seriously. ]
Want Xe\v Light Plant. ,
The city council of Tecumseh has i
sailed a special election for March
5 to vote on a proposition to vote $12-
750 bonds for the establishment of a
new electric lighting plant. The old
plant , the property of the city , is worn
out and Is also inadequate.
Ifuldregc Against County Option.
The city council of Holdrege , at n.
regular meeting has passed a resolu
tion by unanimous A ote against tht
; d county optiwii bill.
Appraisement Filed in tli-s County
Court by Attorney Whurton.
The appraisement of the estate of
Edvard Rosewater has been filed In
the county court by John C. Wharton ,
who was appointed to make the valua
tion by County Judge Leslie. The
gross amount of the property sched
uled in the Inventory figures up $486-
504.06. The principal part of this con
sists of stock in The Bee Publishing
company , valued at par , and in The
Bee Building company , valued at 50.
and the proceeds of life insurance
amounting to $158,609.66.
The referee took the testimony of
County Assessor Harry D. Reed on
the real estate values , placing The Bee
building at 425,000 , subject to a mort
gage of $210,000 , and figuring the
value of the stock from that basis.
The lot on Douglas street between
Seventeenth and Eighteenth , bought
by Mr. Rosewater from Mrs. Grover
Cleveland , is filed at $24.000 , subject
to a mortgage of $20,000. Stocks in
several mining companies , oil com
panies and local public enterprises are
returned as of no value. The Grain
Exchange membership is placed at
$425. with a deduction of $100 for the
transfer fee. The appraisement Is still
subject to considerable offsets for the
claims filed in court and allowed.
County Judge Leslie will figure out
and fix the inheritance tax in the
course of a week or ten days.
Wl < lo\v anil Children of William Roche
Seek Secret TmiMiro Vault.
William Roche , one of the original
members of the German colony from
Wisconsin who laid out Norfolk In
1866 , died this week and carried with
him to his grave the secret of a hiding
placed in which he had stored a quan
tity of gold some of his family be
lieve it to have been $2,000 , and some
believe it to have been much more.
His widow and children are now
searching for the hidden treasure. Mr.
Roche never trusted the banks. When
he made a sale of real estate he had
the currency changed into gold and
hid it somewhere nobody knows
He told his wife a couple of weeks
before he died that he intended to tell
her before his life ended where the
money could be found. He walked out
of doors on a warm afternoon and re
turned to be stricken. He was speech
less. Part of his side was paralyzed.
He was unable to convey , either by
voice or written word , the hiding place \
of the money. And so he died without
telling where it could be found.
Row of Bushier Structures is Burned.
hut Their Contents Saved.
Once more Galloway has been called
upon to feed a block of its business
houses to the hungrj * flames. At about
6 o'clock in the evening fire started in
the restaurant of McDermot & Pierct *
by a eofff urn exploding. Before help
arrived the blaze had spread all over
the building , burning two pool tables
and the restaurant fixtures. From this
building the flames , leaped to the rack
et ston1 of Isaac Bryner and his build
ing with most of the stock was con
sumed. The fire continued south , lick
ing up the G. A. Griffith real estate
building office and the dental parlor
of Dr. Hcskin. the restaurant building
occupied by James Oliver , the Courier
Tribuneolllce and the local telephone
exchange. There being but little wind ,
the buildings burned slowly and out
side of the Bryner store most of the
fixtures , etc.were saved by being car
ried to the street.
Havoc Wrouuht in Western Nebraska
by Recent Severe Weather.
Cattlemen in th sand hill country
of northwestern Nebraska , where live
stock is the chief industry , say that
heavy losses have been suffered be
cause of the long continued severe
weather. Beginning as early as Octo
ber it was necessary to feed hay , the
ranges being covered. A little later a
heavy sleet storm covered the range
grass , and with the snow that followed
all kinds of stock have suffered severe
ly from cold and hunger. Reports
from the Billings country in Montana ,
one of the centers of the sheep indus
try , are to the effect that some sheep
men have lost 80 per cent of their
flocks. In a number of cases this
means ruin for several of the flock
Fell Under Cow.
Rush Schryver , a farmer Avho lives
two miles south of Hastings , was seri
ously injured while assisting In the
removal of a. neighbor's live stock and
implements. He was driving In a
wagon which contained two cows. The
wagon struck a rut and tipped over.
One of the co'ws , weighing 1,300
pounds , fell on top of him and dislo
cated his shoulder , besides fracturing
several bones. He will recover , but he
may lose his arm.
Masonic Temple Free from Debt.
The Masonic temple at Sterling is
now free from debt. At the January
communication the last evidence uf
indebtedness , in the form of a cancel
led note , was burned in the furnace in
the presence of the brethren. The
Eastern Star lodge is also in a flour
ishing condition and is receiving many
new members.
Arranging for Clmutauquu.
Citizens of Elmwood are making ar
rangements to hold a chautauqua Aug.
10 to 18. An excellent program is
being prepared. Among the able
speakers already secured are Senator
J. P. Dolliver. Congressman J. Adam
Bede and Opie Reed , and several
strong concert companies. A number
of noted divines will conduct Sunday
Fire at Utica.
TJv'xplosion of a gas plant Wed
nesday morning caused' a raging fire
in the town of Utica. The BabsoT
Dickman implement store was destroy
ad. The feed store of Oscar Craig wai
burned. The total loss is $25,000 , al
most covered by insurance.
Judge IJoyd Quits His Office.
Judge Eoyd , who Avas elected to
congress from the Third district last
Jail , filed his resignation as district ;
of the
Incidentally that the passage
the taxes ; to b *
Clarke bill will add
paid by the railroads and not taKJ
from the school
BhoAvn nicely in a little debate between ,
a railroad lobbyist and Jones , of Polk
two years ago. The railroad man wasj-
telllng how the enactment of such aj.
schools of ;
close many
law would up
L. .
mean to say this bill wouUl
of the state ,
.take from the
Omaha ? as- ,
and put the money into
ed Jones.
, , * -
" " answered the railroad
"Yes , sir ,
man. , , , . .
will not increase
"Do you mean to say
crease your taxes : that it is merely
of distribution
changing the method
your taxes ? " asked Jones.
"Yes , sir ; it will not Increase our
" the railroad
taxes one dollar , replied
agent. , . .
"Then what do you care ? \vnac.
arc you fighting the bill if
( doesn't cost you anything ? "
The answer was drowned in tno-
laushter of the , crowd.
* * *
Should the King bill carry and the-
statute be repealed , leaving each county
to maintain its-
ty or school district
own public schools. Douglas countyr
, -would save $2,408.37 a year , as it paid
, lhe school fund that much more irsr
[ 19 5 than it received back under the.
af > ortionment. Lancaster county paicTi
Iii $381.08 more titan it received from
the apportionment , while Antelop *
County received from the state $496.11
! more than it paid under the levy. By
'the ' repeal of the levy Elaine counter
would save $57.53. while Buffalo coun
ty would lose $1,135.69 ; Cuming coun
ty would save about $600 , Franklin
county $500. Garfleld and Gosper-
counties each would lose about $200
and Grant county would save about
Joe Burne still sits on his senatorial
dignity and not once has he picked up >
hls pen and ink and started a reply to-
ithe challenge made to him by Spring
er , from Scott's Bluff county , for JL de
bate on Christian Science. Sunday-
flight Senator Burns remarked that her
might accept the challenge , laying-
' 'aside senatorial dignity , but if he did , ,
'he Avould expect the chaplain of the--
senate to be master of ceremonies , am I
as Mr. Springer objects to chaplains :
'in all matters as Avell as In this matter. ,
he believed the house member won NT *
not meet him. Late Monday Burns-
issued a bulletin that he would reply-
to the challenge Tuesday morning If"
he got around to it.
Senator Randall , of Madison , has-
introduced into the senate a bill Avhicht
Is said to be directed against school
ma'ams Avho fall victims of Cupid ir *
the middle of a term and desert their-
iposts of duty. The bill prescribes ther
terms of contracts between school dis
tricts and teachers , and then provides !
that neither can violate the terms of"
the agreement with impunity. As a.
penalty for violation the teacher AvilE
'have her certificate to teach taken ;
aAvay from her. The measure also fix-
.es the minimum salaries to be pah !
iteachers at from $30 to the lowest
'class to $50 for the more experienced
Members of the legislative commit
tee Avhich inspected the soldiers' home-
at Grand Island last Friday have re-
'turned ' to Lincoln , and there is a de-
; clded difference of opinion regarding :
the appropriation which this institu
tion should have. The commandant
has recommended that $75,000 be ap
propriated for permanent Improve
ments and some members of the com
mittee believe such a large sum is un-r
'necessary ' , inasmuch as the maximum- .
.of the number of old soldiers who willt
become members of the home
Some time during the week , proba
bly , a stock yards bill will be Intro
'duced ' to revise the present methods-
employed t at the South Omaha stock
yards. A number of fusionists are behind -
hind this proposed measure and It AvIIE
Ibe In line Avith the populist bill intro
duced a. number of years ago. Several'
of the stock raisers from the western
( eectlon of the state have expressed
, themselA-es for such a bill , and it Is.
now in course of construction.
* * *
An open hearing Avas held on muni
cipal affairs on the Gibson bill provid
ing brewers or distillers shall not owrq
an Interest In saloons and limiting
the number of saloons In Omaha f
South Omaha and Lincoln to one forf
each 1,000 population.
John W. Par 1
( Ish , of Omaha , appeared before ther
committee and made the principal ad4
jdress for the brewers , Avhile Elmers H
Thomas , of the Civic Federation anrtl
, Senator Gibson defended the bill
. *
The latest move of the railroad lob-
bly is to work on the members of the *
Nebraska legislature through the me-1
indium of the Chicago Chronicle. }
which Wednesday morning contained !
Interviews with members of the Illl-j
[ Hols legislature In opposition to the ,
( taxation of railroad terminals. Th 4-
, paper was bought in large numbers
and liberally stamped with the words- :
'The Omaha Scheme. " and one placed !
on the desk of each member.
* *
Senator King , of Polk , proposes in ai
5)111 introduced Into the senate to place- ' i
all special university funds In thel
hands of ft
ex-officio treasurer of the -
* *
Memorial services were held in the *
supreme court rooms Tuesday morning ! *
In respect to the memory of the late !
Judge James M. Woolworth. Resolu- ,
lions were adopted and
a number of
short addresses made , among the
speakers being L. C. Burr of Lincoln ,
Charles J. Greene of Omaha , W D
toHuSh of Omaha , Samuel Rinakeq
of Beatrice , W. H. Thompson of Gran *
Island and , an
address by the court de
livered by Chief Justice Sedgwlck.
Short , thick , curly hair is au indication
of great natural strength. /