Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, August 04, 1910, Image 3
i1t'\ . . NEBRASKA POLITICAL 3 NEWS . CONVENTIONS HELD IN LINCOLN AND GRAND , ISLAND ON. THE SAME DAY. i : ! , 'PLATFORMS OF THE RESPECTIVE PARTIES H " . , Republicans Embody County Option in Their Declara- ' - - , f : * , tions , While the Democrats Turn Down " . the Proposition. r' Republican. Nebraska republicans , democrats , . , , ) . .populists and prohibitionists held 4r' ; State conventions on the 26th of July , the first and last of the above politic- al organizations meeting in Lincoln .and the other two at Grand Island. . , Republicans at Lincoln organized fcy chosing United States Senator Norris ! Brown as permanent chair- man. Congressman George W. Nor- , ris opposed the election of Senator Brown , but was defeated. . The platform as adopted contains a plank pledging the party to county option , , to the initiative and referen- dum , and to the establishment of a state board of control. . A resolution by t Congressman Nor- ' ris , denouncing "Cannonism , " was de- . . .dared carried by Chairman Brown , over the protests of many delegates , : who demanded a roll call. II ! The incident marked the closing of . : -a convention that had been one of the most demonstrative in the record of , \ he party. Congressman Norris , who had opposed Senator Brown for the -permanent > chairmanship , offered the ' . ' resolution while the repoort of the . . : resolutions committee was still pend ing. At the suggestion of the chair , the Norris resolution was put over un- til the platform had been adopted. ; When this was finished and the dele- gates were leaving the hall , under the - impression : that the convention was -mbout to adjourn , Norris called up his i resolution. Roll call was demanded > by the delegates who yet remained in .the hall , membership perhaps one- ' i' , , ialf. Chairman Brown refused to or- der the roll call , and on a viva voce , vote , in which the noes apparently outnumbered the ayes , declared the resolution carried and the convention .adjourned. A new republican state central committee was selected. The com- mittee met in the evening , but ad- journed without attempting to or- ganize. It was decided to meet for -the purpose of selecting a chairman jand organizing for the campaign on - Monday : , August 23. The candidates Twill then have been selected by the Tvoters and will meet with the commit- \ - ttee. . Democratic. The convention was called to order .shortly after 2 o'clock by Chairman Byrnes of the state committee. Rev. Z .A. Arthur invoked the divine bles- I sing. C. J. Smyth was introduced as temporary chairman and made an ad- dress. He was afterward made per- manent chairman. He named the following as commit- tee on resolutions : M. F. Harrington , W. : : J. Bryan , H. B. Fleharty , T. L. Albert , W. B. Cramins , Dr. Babcock , ; \ V. D. Oldham. The first division of the convention occurred when G. M. : Hitchcock moved that all resolutions be re- ! - lerred to the resolutions committee without debate \ and - that no resolu- tions be brought before the conven- tion except as a majority or minority report. Mr. Bryan moved to amend by , omitting resolutions which were of- lered after the platform was reported. ; ' 'The vote on the Bryan amendment' 5vas : 394 yas and 465 nays. During absence of the committee , on resolutions Shallenberger in defending the 8 o'clock closing law : and his record , pledged himself to sign a county option bill if re-elected . and such a measure is passed by the 3iext legislature. There was adjournment until even- -Ing , at which time speeches were made by Dahlman , Bryan , Judge Old- "Jham , Patrick and others. Mr. Bryan gpoke : at considerable length in favor of county option. He referred to the political battles he had waged , and that : he had been fearless when his own future seemed at stake. "I am not willing to admit that this 4s : a final settlement of this question , " 'lie : continued , "and as a moral ques- tion I am not afraid to express my .opinions and stand on it , if I have to -.stand alone. " In answer to Bryan , H. B. Fleharty rreminded the convention that Bryan had : written a democratic platform 'nineteen years ago congratulating the 3arty for opposing prohibition. He denied the brewers in Missouri op posed Bryan , but instead they fought for Cowherd for governor , who failed -o ; receive as many votes as Bryan. Mayor Dahlman said the conven- tion should not attempt to evade the county option issue. He declared fcimself against the measure , and said in announcing his candidacy for the nomination of governor that if elect- . - , ed he would sign any county option Oftl submitted to him and would veto one ) if enacted by the legislature. M. : F. Harrington , in closing the le gate , said -Governor Shallenberger . " , could be trusted to deal intelligently ; with the liquor question without bind- ing him by any platform pk : dges. Populists. The populist party adopted the fol lowing resolution as an addendum to the regular platform which is here- with given : "We pledge the peoples' party to vote for those candidates only who openly pledge themselves for county option. " The resolution was one proposed by Elmer E. Thomas. It was first turned down by the resolutions com- mittee , and was in a fair way of be- ing defeated on the floor of the con- vention until Mr. Thomas with a fer vid burst of oratory , urged its adop- tion on behalf of W. J. Bryan. Then it was put through a rising vote show- ing 67 to 3 against. The convention named a state cen- tral committee , re-electing C. B. Manuel of St. Paul chairman , and E. A. Walrath of Osceola secretary. Socialists. Forty delegates representing the socialist party of Nebraska held their state conevntion on the 26th. A new state central committee was selected and a platform adopted in which a demand was maae for home rule for all municipalities ; equal rights of suffrage for both sexes ; abolition of the national senate ; absolition of the injunction , and abolition of the pow- er declared to be usurped by the su preme courts of the state and nation to pass upon the constitutionality of legislative enactments. The platform also declares for direct legislation by means of the initiative and referen- dum ; for proportional representation and the recall and old age pensions. A novelty in one of the planks is to allow all owners of public utilities to assess their own property , giving the state the right to purchase at as- sessed valuation. The pressent pos- tal savings bank law is condemned. - Prohibitionists. i The prohibition party held what its leaders termed a "satisfactory con- vention , " in Lincoln , adopting a plat- form containing the following declara- tions : For prohibition as stated in the last national platform ; for county option as a stepping stone to prohibi- tion ; against the domination of the liquor interests in politics : for the in- itiative and referendum ; for suffrage "based on intelligence , " a mild way of stating women's suffrage , and for the election of United States sena- tors by direct vote of the people. C. R. Jones , national chairman , and Alon- za Wilson , state chairman from Il- linois , were present. A state commit- tee of about thirty members was also selected. PLATFORMS OF THE PARTIES. - Republican. The great republican party , which for the last fifty : years has made history for the United States cf America and which took up our commwealth when it was a territory and lifted it into state- hood and has gone along with its periods of growth until it has about 1,250,000 of people and an annual production of wealth of about $600,000,000 , again sub- mits - its cause to the voters of the state of Nebraska. During the late yours of our nation's prosperity under the republican party the prices of farm lands have been going upward until they have doubled and trebled in value , and the products of the farms and of the cattle ranges have so multiplied in their selling price that they : have , gone beyond anything here- tofore known in the history of the state. We are chiefly an agricultural people , and under republican administrations we have reached an era of financial pros- perity that outmeasures . all comparisons. This prosperity in Nebraska has kept moving step by step with the develop- ment of the industries and resources of the country at large and the greatest period of this advancement has been reached under the administration of our most excellent president , William H. Taft. No political organization In any coun- try can point to such a record of achievements during the last fifty years as the republican- party of America. . From Lincoln to Garfield , and from Garfield to McKinley : , and from Mc- Kinley to Taft , we can stand upon our record and challenge all comers to the lists. Yet it remains true that William H. Taft as president , during the last congress , has brought forth more legis- lation for the benefit of the people than did any other president during the same period of time during , the last quarter of a century. By his impartial enforce- ment of the law ; by the continued prose- cution of Illegal ' trusts and monopolies , and by his more effective service in the regulation of the rates and service of transportation companies , he has made good all that his predecessor had begun and proved himself true to the interests and welfare of the people. The interstate commerce act , in Its ad- ministration , developed points of weak- ness , and upon the recommendation and insistence of the president these have been remedied and the commerce court has been created. For a quarter of a century many of our people have advo- cated the establishment of postal sav- ings banks. What others have attempt- ed In this direction they have failed In acomplishment ; but the wisdom and Insistency President Taft has made the postal savings banks a reality. By his persuasion congress has passed a definite law , giving to the president the unquestioned power of setting apart tim- ber and mineral lands for purposes of conservation , and within the lust few months , In pursuance of that authority , he has set apart many millions of acres. During : all the years of the agitation of the tariff question many have be- . , lleved that there should be an expert board appointed for the purpose of seek- ing information and making recom- mendations as to tariff amendments and revisions. At the solicitation of our president the last congress made a lib eral appropriation for such purposes , and the president has already appointed a board competent and qualified to go on with this work of tariff investigation. During his administration the general tariff law has been revised by a repub- lican congress and Is now being tested before the American people by actual experience. It may : be true that no tar- iff law can. be perfect in the sense of bringing the best results to every par- ticular individual or to each particular locality or to each individual interest. In a nation of 90,000,000 of people , cov- ering so vast an area , whose varied in- I dustries are affected by climate , and by transportation facilities , and where . these vast peoples are represented in the senate and house of representatives by about five hundred individual minds and voices , there must be concessions and compromises. The law which was en- acted had the support of the majority of these representatives. It is the law of the land until it shall be changed in the regular way. During the first eleven months of ex- peiience under the present tariff law the imports have exceeded those of any previous period of like extent in the sum of $114,000,000,000. More than 49 per cent of these Imports have" come in under the present tariff law , free of duty. The customs receipts during the same eleven months , under the operation of the tar- iff law , were $302,822161 , which have not been equalled or exceeded during a like period of time fo'r over thirteen years. It also appears from actual experience that the gross importations on which the tariff has been reduced under the pres- ent tariff law exceeds those on which the tariff duty has been increased in the ratio of six to one. As a republican party , be it remembered we are pro- tectionists. We do not have to apolo gize to any man or to any nation for that belief. On this doctrine we build our faith on the teachings of the pages of our country's history. The republican party ha snever failed except when it faltered. Its long ca reer of victory has been by boldly meet- ing each question as it arose ; by fac- ing with courage every danger that crossed its path , while its fearlessness of consequence and its determination to be true to the principles which brought the party into existence , have been its inspiration from the days of Lincoln to William H. Taft. In those early days it faced seces- sion rather than give its consent to the extension of slavery ; rather than sub- mit to a disunion of the states ; it took up the burdens of the civil war. When the war was over and General Grant accepted the surrender of General Lee , the republican party did not stop to ask the question whether the terms of the surrender were the best that might have been obtained which should have been granted. Every soldier and every Ameri- can citizen accepted the situation with- out criticism. When a few years : ago the democratic party ; presented the issue to free silver and many republicans , shifting to the breeze of temporary popularity , followed the teachings of the democratic leader , the republican party , true to its tra- ditional integrity , refused to abandon the gold standard , knowing that if it did so , it would plunge the country into disaster and dishonor. So now the republican party as an organization must not forget the tra- ditions of the past ; what it has accom- plished for the present and what it is sure to accomplish for the future. The continued wealth and prosperity of the country is bound about by the doctrine and principles of the republican party. These apply within the confines of the state of Nebraska as well as in the union at large. Fealty and patriotism to the republican party at home and in this coming election is as important as it was in the last presidential elec- . tion , and as it will ' be in the elections . which are to come. I The republican party welcomes to its I organization all citizens , whether Ameri- can or foreign born , or American of foreign birth who have become citi- zens of the United States. We recognize in them and In all of them the right to free speech and of Independent I thought , but in the principles of the great republican party which have the good of the whole country at heart , we ask for the unanimity of sentiment and cordial co-operation. Last , but not least of all , let us uphold the hands of President Taft during the full period of his administration and send to him our united and harmonious declaration of cordial sympathy and unstinted support. For the further regulation of the liquor traffic in Nebraska , we are in favor of the passage of a county op- tion law by the next legislature , and pledge our candidate for governor if elected to approve such a law on that subject as the legislature may enact. We favor the creation of a non- partisan board of control for the penal , . reformatory and charitable institutions of the state. We favor the passage of a new ap portionment law at the next session of the legislature , redistricting this state into senatorial and representative dis tricts , giving to each fair and equal representation based on the population as shown by the census of 1909 , and if the legislature which is elected , this fall fails to perform this constitutional duty while in regular session , we pledge the people of this state that the republi- can candidate for governor , if elected , will convene the legislature in special session until this constitutional duty lias been performed. We recogrniz ; the existence of a suffi- cient demand for direct legislation in this state to warrant submitting the question to vote of the people. We there- fore favor the submission of a direct legislation amendment to our constitu- tion by the next legislature. Democratic. The democrats of Nebraska in conven- tion assembled present to the voters of the state the following declaration of principles : We declare again our devotion to the principles of self-government , of the pro- tection of human rights as proclaimed by Thomas Jefferson at the birth of de mocracy In America. We indorse the last democratic national platform and the Nebraska democratic state platform of 1908 and 1909. ' We congratulate the party upon wide- spread revival of democracy sentiment which gives promise of democratic vic- tory. tory.We We see in the passage of the present tariff bill an example of the subserviency of the republican administration to the privileged interests of the country. We congratulate the country that dem- ocratic opposition has thus far succeeded in defeating the iniquitous ship subsidy. We recognizo the many excessive rates on such favored products as steel , woolen goods , rubber , lumber and others , the return which the republican politi- cians are making to the plundering trusts for campaign contributions two years ago. We condemn the president for surren- dering to Aldrich and Cannon the'control of tariff revision and for using his pat- ronage to force unwilling congressmen of the republican party to accept their dic- tation. We deplore the president's foll - and weakness in surrounding himself with'a cabinet of trust advisers. We favor the conservation of the nat- ural resources of the country and con- demn the policy under which favored capitalists and political syndicates secure control of water power , coal mines and other scources of the nation's wealth in the states and Alaska unrestrained and apparently favored by the present na - tional administration. We condemn the president for retain ing in his cabinet the close friend and former attorney for the powerful and un- scrupulous syndicate caught in the verv act of plunder. ven'I I We join democrats everywhere In pledging the party to the cause of the tariff reform , economy and simplicity in government , trust prosecution and the ratification of the income tax amend- ment. We have confidence that upon the national evils , we shall receive the co- operation and support of independent voters and win a sweeping victory in Nebraska. We heartily approve of the daylight saloon law and we commend the cour- ageous action of Governor Shallenberger in approving it We approve and Indorse the adminis- tration of A . hton C. Shallenberger. His acts have been honest. wlsa and ca- trlotlc. We invite a careful scrutiny of the executive power which two years ago was committed to our trust In his selec- tion as governor. His administration has been one of fidelity and devotion to the party pledges upon which we . invited the suffrages of the people. We are opposed to making county op- tion or any other plan for the regula tion of the liquor traffic a question of party creed. We stand for and Insist upon a strict enforcement of our pres- ent laws , and believe that any further changes in our liquor legislation ought to be decided by a direct vote of the people , and that the cause of good government and public morals will be better served in that way than by d . - viding the people into hostile factions on purely moral issues. We are In favor of the following ! amendments to our constitution : First-Providing for biennial elections. Second-Providing for the election of judges of the supreme court by districts on a non-partisan ballot. Third-Providing for a non-partisan board of control of our state institutions. Fourth-Providing for the Initiative and referendum. Fifth-Giving to metropolitan cities and cities of the first-class the right to make their own charters. We pledge ourselves to a redistricting of the state by the legislature to be elected this year to the end that all coun- ties aud sections of the state may have fair and equitable representation. We favor such laws as will take our courts and schools out of partisan poli- tics. , , tics.We favor the advancement of agricul- ture and pledge the legislature if suc- cessful to favor the establishment of an agricultural school in southwestern Ne- braska. We' believe that the prosperity of any country is In direct ratio to its facilities for communcation and transportation. We therefore favor the enactment of a more effective system of road laws thai will provide for state and county aid in the construction of permanent wagon roads. The rapid increase in the use of the automobile as a means of travel necessi- tates such legislation as will protect the public against accidents resulting from reckless , immature and inefficient drivers. We pledge our local committees and state committee and our candidates not to accept contributions from any railroad or other corporation , trust , brewery , dis tillery or saloon , anti-saloon organiza- tion or from any person or association or pecuniarily or prejudicial interest in se- curing or defeating legislation. Populist. We , the duly - accredited delegates of the peoples independent party in the state convention assembled at Grand Island , Neb. , on this 26th day of July , 1910 , hereby renew our faith in and ad- herence to the principles set forth in the peoples' independent party platform adopted at Omaha , Neb. , eighteen years ago , the fourth day of July last. we rejoice that our presistent advocacy of these principles has led both the demo- cratic and republican parties to incor- porate a number of them into their respective platforms , and we hereby pledge our unswerving support and ad- vocacy of our faith until all govern- ments , state and national , shall be ad- ministered with a sole view of securing equal and exact justice to all the peo- ple. We therefore demand the enact ment of the following principles into law : First-Initiative : We indorse the method of direct legislation by the peo- ple , known as the initiative and refer- endum and recall , made applicable to . state , county , city and village , . tow- ship and school district , and we favor the submission of an amendment to our state constitution to that end. Second-Board of Control : We are in favor of a non-partisan board of con- trol for all of our state institutions , and we believe that all appointments should be based on a' : civil service examination so that the wards of the state can have the best possible care. Third-We favor an adequate appro- priation for the proper equipment of the bureau of labor and industrial statis- tics to the end that it may be able to perform its functions as a means of arbitration , mediation and conciliation and also to the end that it may be in proper shape to advertise to the whole world the manifold resources and un limited possibilities of the great state of Nebraska. Fourth-County Option : We favor . We demand the county option. a enact- ment of such a law as the best method of controlling the liquor' business and destroying the brewers' power in poli- tics of this state. FIve-Liquor legislation : ' \ e approve the enactment of the daylight saloon law , the veto of the Fort Crook saloon license law and the invocation of the Sackett law against the recreant chief of police of the city of Omaha. Sixth-Bryan : We reoommend the great commoner , W J. Bryan , for his fight against the brewers and for the homes of Nebraska. Earth Shocks in Japan. Tokio.-Earth shocks occurred on July 24 around Mount Uzu , in the pre- fecture of Hokkaido. They were un usually prolonged , resulting in fissures and a landslide. Peruvian Cabinet Quits- Lima , Peru.-The Peruvian cabinet , of which Dr. Javier Prado Ugarteche was premier , has resigned. The ministry was formed March 14 and the boundary dispute between Peru and Ecuador caused much fiction among the ministers. Bars Juvenile Chauffeurs. Albany , N. Y.-No person under 18 years of age will be permitted to op erate an automobile in New York state after August 1 unless accom- panied by a licensed chauffeur or the owner of the machine. On that date the Callan law , containing this pro vision , becomes effective. J Asks Governor for Troops. Columbus , O. - Mayor Marshall at midnight decided to call on the gov- ernor's office for troops to cope with the local street car strike situation. The mayor said he was moved to take the step because he considered strangers had been put on cars who were irresponsible , as idicated by their actions tonight in firing from cars on crowds in the streets. Two members of a crowd were shot , but not seriously wounded and nine street car men were injured by bricks and stones. Encourage Dry Farming. Washington. More than $1,500,000 is being saved annually to the citrus fruit growers of California as a re- sult of the experiments being conduct- ed by the department of agriculture in the handling and transporting of oranges , lemons , limes and kindred varieties of fruits. This was the statement made by G. Harold Powell , as chief of the bureau of plant in- dustry , who returned from an extend- ed trip to the Pacific coast , where he went to investigate the * results of ex periments. The dry farming experiments , which he also inspected , he considers of the utmost value , because they will be the means of spelling success to settlers who otherwise in the major- ity of the cases , would reap nothing but failure from their efforts to make the desert blossom. , - - 4 , ALL OVER NEBRASKA Charged With Theft. Madison County.-Peter Adams Young , aged 30 , the son of John Young , one' of the wealthiest of North Nebraska farmers , was arrested in this county on a warrant by his father charging theft. Boundary Line Fence Cut. Kimball County.-A dispute grow. ing out of a boundary line resulted in J. A. Simones' fence being cut to pieces. Simones had his land sur veyed recently , and the sun'eJcut into E. J. Peters' farm. Simones has sent for bloodhounds. Want Postmaster Job. Colfax County.-The contest for the office of postmaster at Schuyler is fairly on'although the term of the in- cumbent does not expire until Febru- ary , 1911. Postmaster McLeod wants a third appointment , while George Watson thinks he should have the place. , New Church. Polk County. About forty-five members who withdrew from the Swedish mission church here last spring , have bought grounds and will begin the erection of a new church. They have organized a new society called "The Swedish Christian Free Mission church. " Nebraskan Dies in Jerusalem. Richardson County. - Mrs. J. W. Stump of Verdon has received word of the death of her brother , Dan Yantiss , at Jerusalem , Palestine , from indigestion : , followed by apoplexy. Mr. Yantiss was formerly a farmer near Verdon , and a few years ago his family and several others of certain religious order went to Palestine to live. I Sentenced to Penitentiary. Dodge County.-Gilbert Hart , who stole a horse and buggy from the : Fremont brewery barn a few nights ago , was sentenced by Judge Hollen- beck to two years and. six months in the state penitentiary. Hart is fifty- two years of age. He is a paroled convict , from the state penitentiary in Texas. Record Yieldof Wheat. Nemaha County.-Alfred Aldrich threshed and delivered to L. L. Coryell at the latter's elevator in Glen Rock wheat that went forty-two bushels to the acre and tested sixty- : three pounds to the bushel. Mr. Coryell states this is by far the best whent he has ever bought during a period of sixteen years of grain buy : ing in Nemaha county. - Prisoners Attempt Escape. Hall County.-A desperate attempt at jail-breaking was made at Grand Island by prisoners Frank Martin- dale , in for horse stealing and ar rested at Gandy about two weeks ago , and Albert Tracy and Orin Young , serving sentences of six months for the burglary of a number of farm homes along the St Paul road. When Jailer Schroeder was about to deliver the supper to the prisoners ] , and just as he had opened the cage door , he was struck a vicious blown on the head by one of the men. Stockholders Guaranty Deposits. Burt Comity. - Something new In the way of bank guarantee was projected at Lyons by the Farmers Bank of Lyons. An agreement was entered into auiohg the stockholders whereby they waive the protection of all laws favoring corporations and place behind their guarantee all their private property. In an interview with the vice president he says they think it is all right to pass a guaran- tee law , but all wrong to make one bank pay for another's failure , hence the bank's stockholders volunteer to put all they are worth behind it. The Farmers Organize. Cuming County.-The farmers in the southeastern portion of Cuming county have organized an association for the purpose of handling for them- selves the products of their farms and to buy farm necessities. They think that by combining they will be able to obtain better prices for their products and buy at a less price than at present. State Horticultural Society. Gage Count- - The annual l summer meeting of the Nebraska state horti- cultural society was held at Wymore July 20 and 21. While the meeting was not largely attended on account of this being a busy season with the farmers , much interest was shown. A number of very interesting and in- structive papers were read and the discussions following each tfaper brought out many good points. A very interesting paper entitled "The Home Beautiful" was read by Mrs. J. A. Reuling of Wy more. The importance of planting hardy and inexpensive or- namentals about the home was em phasized. Wheat Thirty Bushels. Otoe County. - The first threshed in this vicinity was that of Ed McKee , which averaged thirty bushels per acre. ' Pawnee Yields. Bountifully. Pawnee County. : ' - ' Charles W. Bur- nett , who lives some five miles south of Table Rock has just threshed 1,176 bushels of fine oats from a field of twelve acres , which makes 5Sr the yield ninety-eight bushels per acre. A half bushel of these oats tested eighteen pounds. < _ , .Ir - . , I 4 A National Guard Orders. General order No. 14 , issued by Ad- jutant General John G. Hartigan re quires : all officers and men of the Ne- braska national guard who desire to be excused from the tour of duty at Fort Riley maneuvers to make appli cation for such leave to the adjutant general through military channels. Such application will fully set forth , the reasons for such desire. Appoint- ments and assignments by the ad- jutant are as follows : Captain Emile C. Underburg , as- sistant surgeon , is appointed surgeon with the rank of major , and assigned to the First regiment infantry. Major Underburg will report to the com- manding officer of the First regiment in person. First Lieutenant James S. Taylor , assistant surgeon , is appointed assist- ant surgeon , with the rank of captain and assigned to the First regiment in- fantry. Captain Taylor will report for duty to the commanding officer , First regiment infantry , by mail. First Lieutenant G. P. Hall , assist- ant surgeon , medical department , is assigned to the First regiment in- fantry , for duty , and he will report to the commanding officer , First. regi- ment infantry , by mail. It is now reported that when official ' scores are tabulated the Aurora com- pany will be given second prize in the company rifle team contest at the - state rifle range. The scores are so close that the official record only will ! disclose the winners. The scores are ' now being tabulated by the adjutant general. _ . Governor Appoints Delegates. The following delegates have been appointed by Governor Shallenberger to the second national conservation congress to be held at St. Paul , Minn. , September 6 to 9 : Prof. G. E. Condra Lincoln : ; A. Hull , Alma ; Jesse Fouts , Diller ; Lew Deets , Kearney ; James M. Dunkle , Grand Island ; W. H. Lanning. Hastings ; J. C. Canady , Minden ; S. R. McKelvie : , Lincoln ; G. W. Harvey Omaha ; J. B. McDonald , North Platte ; Charles A. Morrill , Scotts Bluff ; W. S. Ridgell , Alliance ; , James Coffey , Chadron ; Jack Walsh : Hum- boldt ; John P. Thiessen , Jansen. The governor has also appointed Dan V. Stephens of Fremont and Emil Wolbach of Grand Island delegates to the international road congress which , will be held in Brussels , July 31 to August 8. The following delegates have been appointed by the governor to repre- I sent the state of Nebraska in the fourth international conference of. state and local taxation to be "held " in Milwaukee , August 30 to September 2 : H. A. Edwards , Grand Island ; Al- bert Watkins , Lincoln ; J. F. Costin Willow Island. ' . ' . : : /J * " , : * - _ / . . . . . . " - < " ) : u2 ; , . . & . . . . . . State Rejects Canned Goods. * Commandant Eli Barnes of the sol diers' and sailors' home at Grand Island has refused to accept canned goods ; from a contractor and Land Commissioner Cowles as chairman of the state board of public lands and buildings has directed the return of the goods to the wholesaler who deliv- ered them at the institution. The goods are said not to be equal to the quality called for in bids , which called for 20 per cent syrup in canned black berries ancl raspberries , . ' r-G- watered and ( mighty ' poor watered goods at that , " said Mr. Cowles after he tasted the juice. - _ - - ; -JO Land Commissioner Cowles has ad vised Superinttndent Stewart of the ; state school for deaf not to pay the city of Omaha $28 for a permit to build a building on state land. He be- lieves the state should not be required to pay any fee when it desires to erect buildings on Its own lands. The insti- tution is within the city limits of Om- aha. Mr. Cowles opposes paying the fee asked for or any other fee and has written the superintendent that If ho. is arrested and put in jail in Omaha he believes the governor will pardon him. A $50,000 building is to be erect- ed at the school for deafs. Adjutant General Hartigan will not send a state rifle team to Camp Perry this year , but after the Nehraska . troops are on their way to Fort Riley. he will make a short trip to Camp Perry himself. Major Phelps and' Major : Birkner submitted reports last year on the national rifle shoot in which considerable criticism was in- dulged ! in. Court house bonds from Phelps county to the amount of $35,000 have been delivered to the state treasurer. These bonds were contracted for many months ago when the state had plenty of money to be used for the ourchase of bonds. . . . - J V Compromises With Ben Hur. State Auditor S. R. Barton , who hat contended that all fraternal insurance I organizations doing business in Ne- braska must ' have a representative form of government has about effect- ed a settlement with the supreme Tribe of Ben Hur. The auditor has contended that no one but delegates elected by local lodges have a right to vote In the supreme body of fraternal organizations. The Ben Hur alleged that it had complied with the auditor's ruling requiring a representatira form . of government \ .