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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOUKNAL : FHIDAY. JANUARY 1907.
FOUND IN HASTINGS HOTEL WITH
BULLET HOLE IN TEMPLE.
HE HAD $2,000 ON HIS PERSON
Herman Flsse of Deshler , Aged About
Forty , Ends His Life With a Bullet.
No Reason Assigned for the Deed.
Hastings , Nob. , Dec. 29. Special to
The News : Herman Flssc , aged about
forty , of Deshler , Nob. , suicided Inst
night. Ho was found In bed this mornIng -
Ing at the Loplln hotel , with a bullet
hole In his right temple. Relatives at
Deshler have been notified. He had
over $2,000 ou his person when found.
Miss Nettle Johnson of Stunton was
In the city Saturday.
The Wednesday club will meet with
Mrs. A. Dear this week.
Miss May Durlanil and C. I. Bernard
went to Plalnvlew Sunday.
Sidney McNeoly returned to Bono-
Btcel yesterday after a day In Norfolk.
Walter Compton came up from PI1-
ger yesterday and spent the day with
Miss Kathryn Shaw went to Nollgh
last night to spend a few days with
S. Deck was called to Atkinson by
the serious Illness of his mother.
Pffi John Vollover of Clinton , Iowa , Is
visiting his sister , Mrs. J. Dlgnan.
L. T. Allen , who spent Christmas
with friends In Omaha , returned yes-
Mrs. Max Wlldo returned to her
home In Crelghton after a few days'
visit In Norfolk.
Mrs. S. F. Sharpless of Duluth ,
Minn. , Is visiting her daughter , Mrs.
Jack Slaughter of Carlock , S. D. ,
stopped off In Norfolk over Sunday on
his way to Wayne.
E. D. Clark , who has been visiting
his brother , W. H. Clark , returned to
his home In Crelglitou today.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Kuhl left Monday
morning for Morris , Iowa , where they
will visit Mr. Kuhl's father.
Leon Tompklns returned from In
man yesterday , where he had boon
spending his vacation with his parents
Miss Maude Tannehill left Monday
for North Platte where she will visit
her sister , Mrs. E. A. Garlichs , for a
Lorln DougMy came down from
Burke , S. D. , yesterday morning am'
spent a few hours at home , returning
on the noon train.
Judge and Mrs. I. Powers returned
home from Omaha last night. They
had been visiting with their daughter ,
Mrs. H. L. Whitney.
Orville E. Dowers and Miss Blanche
N. Adams were united in marriage a
Stanton , In the M. E. church , Dr. C
N. Dawson ofllciating.
Misses Kate and Grace Rafferty
went went through Norfolk yeslerdaj
on their way from Dattle Creek to
their home In Crelghton.
Miss Mamie Thill , formerly of Nor
folk , who has been visiting friends
here , will leave for her home in Del
I Rapids , S. D. , tomorrow.
Dr. Peters of Stanton was In the
city Monday in connection with the
Elkliorn Valley Medical society wlilcl
is to meet in Norfolk January 15.
Miss Edith Hermann , who has beer
visiting her sister here during her vacation -
cation , returned to Madison to resume
her teaching In a school near there.
Den Loucks returned from Inman
yesterday where he spent Christmas
and went to Plainview , to help his
brother , E. L. Loucks , plaster the M
E. church at that place.
George Case , who has been at homo
to spend Christmas , returned to his
< work In Missouri Valley.
Harry Briggs came home yesterday
noon from Bonesteel , where he has
j been working.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Beck and two
i children returned home from Battle
Creek Saturday night , where they had
been called to the sick bed of Nic
Lund. They were called again Sun
day noon as Mr. Lund was worse.
Tom Kanelke of Omaha is here talc
ing Howard Beymer's place as depo
Mrs. Bert Taylor and two children
returned home from Abilene , Kansas ,
where they had been visiting.
Harry Demmon , fonrnrly a machin
1st in the shops hero but now of Mis
sourl Valley , was here visiting his pa-
Miss Edna Smith of Niohrara spen
Sunday with Misses Geneva and Nora
Moollck. She was on her way to Rap
4 id City , S. D.
John Hlnzo and family returnee
If homo from Omaha yesterday wher
they had spent the holidays with rel
Pat Grotty received a fine grapho
phone for Christmas from his daugl
tor , Mrs. Hight , who Is In California.
Mrs. H. G. Bain and two daughter
went to Fremont nt noon to visit wltl :
Mrs. Bain's sister-in-law , Mrs. Clin
Bain , formerly of Norfolk.
if A. R. Beaten and family returnee
homo from Ames , Iowa , Saturday
ifi where they had been visiting.
Mr. Dommon , who was visiting a
Missouri Valley , took sick and wa :
1 brought homo Saturday.
Master Mechanic E. W. Pratt o
Missouri Valley was visiting the shop
Miss Elizabeth Courtney , who ha
been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. W. R
Breesch , returned to her home In SI
Paul , Minn. , yesterday
Dr. Bertha Alilmau , who has bee
confined to her bed since Thanksgiv
ing , IB able to sit up for n short time
each day , Sim fell at that time and
Injured her hip.
Married , In Klhlwrt , Ind. , on Christ-
maa day , by Rev. W. J. Dnimiuy ,
James E. Montague of Norfolk to Miss
lelen Sinclair of Arnott , Ontario , Can.
A ( laughter was born to Mr. and
Irs. Ernest McDonald.
William Test luis bought the Home
estnurant at Madison.
Miss Nettle Dortch will entertain a
ow friends this evening.
No paper will bo Issued from The
ows olllco tomorrow , on account of
Mow Year's day.
R. E. Thlcm has Installed a 1,000-
on ml meat grinder In his market and ,
i six-horse power motor for sausage
Glen Ogden , who attends Wheaten
allege , studying for the ministry ,
poke at the Second Congregational
ihurcli last evening.
A baby daughter was born yesterday
o Mr. and Mrs. John Shrldor. Mr.
Shrldor Is a well known locomotive
jnglneor on the Northwestern railroad.
Dr. D. K. Tyndal preached at the
M. E. church Sunday night Preston
Ogden , who has been taking vocal
raining at Moody Institute In Chicago ,
sang a solo.
Invitations arc out announcing the
marriage of Mian Llnna Wngnor to
Adolph Nenow , which is to take place
next Thursday afternoon , January 3 ,
it St. Paul's Lutheran church.
Almost an inch of rain fell during
Saturday In Norfolk. On Sunday It
urned to snow and the ground was
frosted with a light coat of whiteness.
A freeze converted muddy roads Into
. 'ory rough ones.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Mathowson outer-
alned a few friends Saturday evening
at dinner for Mr. Doe of Davenport ,
fowa , who was a guest at the homo of
! ils daughter , Mrs. G. D. Buttorflold.
Mr. Doe returned homo yesterday.
Frank Prince of Madison has sold
ils dry goods stock to D. Q. Nicholson
of that city. Mr. Nicholson will com-
) lno his own stock with that of Mr.
Prince and will operate the combina
tion store in the Prince block. An ad
lition will be built on In the near fu
The Eagles of Norfolk are prepar
ing for the grandest annual ball on
Monday night that has ever been glv- '
n by the organization. Marquardl
hall lias boon splendidly decorated for
the occasion and the Eagles anticipate
i tremendous crowd of dancers. Ex-
collenl music has been engaged for
the evening and every effort will bo
made to make the guests enjoy the '
party from start to finish. The Eagles
Include n ver y large number of Nor
folk men and because of friendship for
them their ball Is always one of the
largest affairs of the year.
Earl Fitch , the Morriman youth
killed under the wheels of train No.
5 ou the Northwestern last week and
who was burled from the home of Ills |
grandfather , Mr. Craig , near Norfolk
was not stealing n ride , as reported ,
according to his relatives hero. They
say that young Filch and five otlier
boys from Merriman rode lo Cody on.
ono Irain for Iho trip , expecting to return - '
turn home on train No. 5. They board
ed this train and tendered fares to the
conductor , who informed thorn that llio
train did not stop at Merriman. Four
of the boys thereupon gel off but young
Fitch and another are said lo have de
termined to ride to Merriman and take
chances , and when they jumped off |
Fitch struck the platform , rebounded
under the wheels and was all cut to
pieces. The other youth was very bad '
A Washington special says : The
secretary of the interior and Coinmls-
sioner Leupp had several conferences
witli Major McLaughlin , special Indian
inspector , who has returned to Wash
Ington after several councils with the
Sioux Indians of Trlpp county , South
Dakota , regarding the terms upon
which they would part witli their sur
plus lands. So far as can be learned
there appears but one point of dif
ference between Major McLaughlln
and the head chief , and Ibis is as lo
Hie parents of minors having control
of their pro rata shares in the segre- ,
gatlon. The Sioux seem to hold out
for control of the money which maybe
bo due their children by reason of the
sale of lands. The secretary of the
interior and Ihe commissioner of Ihe
Indian bureau do nol view Ihe case ii
Iho same light The proposition wlilcl
Major McLaughlin suggested to the
Tripp county Indians was upon the
lines thai governed Ihe opening of llio
Rosebud reservation. This provided
that the minor children's share in Hie
proceeds should bo retained in llio cus
lody of Ihe Untied States until cacl :
minor child should reach the ago of
18 years. While the commissioner has
nol given Major McLaughlin any spe
cific inslrucllons , ho has Intimated to
him thai in his further councils wltl
Ihe Indians ho must make il clear lethe
the rod men thai the government wil
insisl upon Ihe retention of moneys
duo minors , paying them Ibelr share
when Ibey reach Iho ago of 18 years
the parents in the meanllme maintain
ing llio children unlll Ihoy reach Iho
NORFOLK BOYS FINED AT PIERCE
Roscoe Bonney and Frank Wilkinson
Found Guilty of Theft.
Pierce , Nob. , Dec. 31. Special to
The News : Roscoe Bonney and Frank
Wilkinson of Norfolk , the two young
men who were charged with stealing
a wire stretcher from Herman Froe-
llcli , a farmer of Pierce county , were
found guilty In court and fined $5 am'
costs each. They paid the fines.
The two young men were prosecutec
by W. W. Quivoy , as County Attorney
Van Wagenon was confined to his
house with Illness.
DETAILS AS FOUND IN NEW HOS
MATION EYINQ SUN PORCHES
Several New Features Have Recently
Decn Introduced Into the Norfolk
Hospital for the Insane Three
Floors to the New Wing.
[ Prom Momlny'B Dallv.J
. Dr. G. A. Voting , superintendent at
: ho Norfolk hospital for the Insane ,
ogethor with other ofllcors and em-
iloyes nt the Institution , have been
usy since the first of this month mov
tig Into the newly recoustrucled west
tvlng , and today the sixty-six male pa
tents who are to make thin new build-
ng their homo , are comfortably locat
ed. The lower ward of the building
, vas occupied about December 1 , the
lolent ward about the middle of the
month. This was ono of the burned
nilldlngs and was reconstructed last
rear. Much of the old structure's
ivalls were used In the rebuilding.
On the second floor Is the Infirmary
and on the third the violent ward.
The first floor Is used for trusted pa-
louts , who are allowed to move about
[ is they please. These nro the mildest
male patients in the instlutlon.
Halls in the now building are fur-
ilshed In waxed oak and the wards
ire In hard pine. The Infirmary Is
illvlded Into a general room and n
sick dormitory off from It. The sick
dormitory Is a large , well lighted and
ihcerful room containing about ten
snow white beds.
In the infirmary Is ono graduate
nurse , besides several other nurses.
Among the now features added to
he Institution Is a woman attendant
In every male ward , generally wlfo of
ho male attendant. For this reason
married attendants are now given pref
erence. This makes the environment
genller and has proven a great sue-
cess. At the east end of the Infirmary
Is a large cheerful hall with several
comfortable chairs and a polished oak
library j. table on which are always kept
fresli carnations and other flowers.
The only notable difference between
the violent ward and others is that
hero the dishes are of unusually heavy'
One feature of the new building
which is attracting national attention
from scientists and Insanity special
ists , is the sun porches which were
the idea of J. C. Stltt. These are large
porches sot back in the building with
brick walls on three sides to give pro
tection from the wind. These are used
by patients oven in the coldest weath
er , for fresh air.
The doors of all rooms arc fitted
with double locks on the outside , with
no knob on the inside. Attendants
have individual keys to each lock and
master ' keys that fit every door in the
institution. Electric lights are worked
by 1 switches which have keys that fit
into them like Yale locks.
Another now feature is found in the
individual ventilation system. A largo
ventilator shaft runs up to the roof
from a steam heated chamber in the
basement and with tills are connected
registers from each , ward and each
room , so that every room is assured a
positive ' ventilation.
The bath rooms are fitted witli show
er ' and needle spray baths which are
modern ' in every detail. The rooms
are finished In marble and tile. The
only < serious drawback to the whole-
new wing is that the bath and toilet
rooms are not quite as large as it hud
lieeii hoped. This is due to the fact
the building would not permit more
The Individual hot water heating
plants in tho.cotages at the insane hos
pital have been discarded and the
buildings arc now heated by steam
from the central plant. These hot wa
ter systems , besides costing the state
$15,000 , each occupy a room largo
enough for a dining room in each cot
MARK TWAIN ON COPYRIGHT.
What Famous Author Told Congress
the Other Day.
This Is what Mark Twain said about
authors' rights the other day in con
Nearly seven thousand books appear
in America every year. Ten may live
twenty-eight years , and by the renew
al of their copyulght their lives may
be extended to forty-two years. The
author dies about that time. His copy
right perishes just in time to permit
his children to starve , which is not
It is a fallacy that the public gets
the benefit when a copyright expires.
There is a vague Idea In the congres
sional mind that It is not a fallacy , and
that by placing the present restriction
on the author a benefit Is being con
ferred on the nation. The member of
congress thinks that by the restriction
ho is making the nation a present of
a book , but as a matter of fact ho Is
making a publisher a present of n
If all books lived this would bo all
right. But when there arc only a few ,
what is the use of taking away the
llttlo scrap of bread and butter which
the author's children get from a copy
In the early 90's , I remember , the
record showed that of the books
launched twenty-eight years before
only two had been recopyrlghted. In
Ihoso years 5,000 hooks were published
each year , and only two of them lived !
Those two books were "Christian Scl-
once and Health , " by Mary Baker G.
Eddy , and my "Innocents Abroad. "
I nm Inclined to think that the copy *
light on the latter will expire hufnro
thta bill Is passed , I ulinll hardly be
In heaven before my children will not
hnvo n book to live on.
When you hnvo passed forty you nro
not laboring for yourself any moro.
| You are laboring for the wlfo and the
children. This IB true of everybody
except the author , who IB stopped by
the government at a certain time. Ills
Income. IB restricted , while thu pub
lisher , under the prononl copyright
law , may take the profit that properly
belongs to the author and add It to
The publlHhors ought to learn by ex
perience that the very mlnuto the copyright
right on a published book oxplren 'half
a . do/en publishers nro ready to riiHh
In . , to bring out a cheap edition , with
the result that nobody gotB any profit.
The books which hnvo boon profitable -
able . right along under the copyright
law CIHIHO to bo HO when the copyright
expires. After the half-dozen publish-
orn have rushed In It IH very likely
that the book will bo loft alone for
some years no publisher wants to take
hold of It and burn his fingers again.
Sometimes a publisher will bo hardy
enough to bring II out , but the hook no
. longer has the vigorous life 11 would
have ' had had Its prosperity remained
A limited copyright , law damages lit-
eraluro Junl as much an 11 damugon the
Tliero are few books that IIvn forty-
. two years. I should really like to
know how many hooks Ibis country him
produced ' clnco It became a republic
Htlll llvo. There are certainly not a
great many , although wo have pub
lished In America in thill tlino 220,000
What Is the UHO of putting a limit
on the American books that have been
published ' during the last century ,
when not moro than 1,000 of Iho total
number ' have survived ?
PIUS QUOTED AS SAYING HE
FOR I SAKE OF FAITH IN FRANCE
l _ _ . . % ,
' Head | of the Catholic Church , Speaking
of the Crisis In France , Says That
He Would Gladly Suffer Persecution
In Present Trouble.
Paris , Jan. 2. Pope Phut X. Is
quoted In an interview published in
the Ullrnmoiio Journal Lo Crolx as
being eager for martyrdom if the op
portunity offered. In this Interview bo
discusses Ihe church crisis In Franco
with M. Franc , correspondent of llio
The pope , Hie interviewer says
spoke without InirslinesH , but with
great reason , in declaring :
"The first telegram I received pro
testing against llio action of the
French government was from Arch
bishop Ireland. Tills was followed by
many others from America and Eng
land. The French episcopacy lias n
right to feel proud. Bishops have been
evicted from their palaces , but they
have been given an example of sacrl
flee for tbo right which fixes the at
tention of the whole world upon them. '
Speaking of the French priesthood
the pope snid :
"Tho more completely they are de
prived of the good things of tills World
the moro these priests will turn U
supernatural tilings and to the defense
of principles. Besides , llio moro they
art1 obliged to look to the people fo
the wherewithal upon which to live the
moro they will approach the people it :
llieir sympathies , thus acquiring ar
Influence over Ibem which formerly
has oflen been seen lo bo wanting.
"The movement of the separalion o
church and slale in France is hard
but Ihe morrow will be consoling. "
Plus went on lo say Ihal ho know
some of Ihe priosls In Franco were
saying : "It's all very well for the
pope to take this stand , but he doesn'
"Most surely , " commented the pope ,
"I desire to suffer for the cause they
support. I would be glad lo cndiiro
privations of all sorts to be drnggei
before Judges , lo bo llirown inlo prls
on , and oven lo give my head.
"I should be happy lo die a marly
lo Ihe faith , for I know I should go
straight to heaven. "
SEARCH FOR BENNETT'S LAND.
Widow and Children Can Not Find
Property That They Own.
Lumber dealers of Norfolk have re
celvod a circular letler in which ai :
effort is being made to locate eltho :
eighty or 100 acres of land that enc <
belonged to Joseph S. Bennett , nov
deceased , whoso widow and childrer
can not find the land.
It is thought that Mr. Bennett may
have bought lumber at some time o
other from some lumber denier in tin
slate and that the properly may thus
NELSON IS SUPERINTENDENT.
Western Union Telegraph Company In
Nebraska Makes Change.
Omaha , . Neb. , Dec. 31. J. C. Ncl
son , who has been assistant Kuporln
tondont of the Third division of th
Western Union Telegraph company
with headquarters here , becomes su
Ho succeeds S. B. Leonard , who ha
been promoted to another place. Mr
Leonard was recently soul to Omnh
to succeed the late Supcrlnlomlcn
If any ono anywhere wants It ,
want ad. will soil it !
FERDINAND PASEWALK SUCCUM
BED SUNDAY NIGHT.
HOME8TEADED PART OF CITY
'or Forty Years He Lived on the Land
In Norfolk's Center Which He Home-
ntendod Before the Town Was Be
gun Accumulated Great Wealth.
[ From Momlny'H Dally. )
Ferdinand I'liHtnvalU , olghly-foiir
ours old , pioneer neltlor In Norfolk
ml who liomonloadod a largo purl of
ho printout city , mi well an the noron
vhero Htood the homo In whlen lie
Ived for forty yearn and died , HIIO-
iimlied to old age disability at 10:1)0 : )
'clock Sunday night. The funeral
dll bo hold from the houno at 2:110 :
, Velni ( > mny ! afternoon and later In HI.
'iuil'H Lutheran remoter1 , near the
liurch. Nine children , three HOUR and
line daughters , will gather hero for
lie funeral HorvleoH. Mr. PiiHownlk
the father of thirteen children , of
the nine survive.
One of First White Colony.
Mr. 1'anownlk WIIH a member of Iho
rlglnal twenty-Hoven fiuiilllon of Gor-
inniiH who eamo to thin section of No-
forty yearn ago. In 1807. and
'oiinded Norfolk. Ho bomoHteaded the
and upon which bin hoime liati Htood
ill IhoHo yearn , on South Fifth ntreet ,
ind much of the Hiirroundlng ground ,
lln homestead extended OIIH ! lo the
Northfork river , north to what in now
'ark avenue , mnitli to the Junction
iddltloii lo Norfolk and wont to the
tonesteel track of the North western.
There were alHO forty acron went of
From thin land , when the city was
aid out and platted Into town lots ,
Mr. PaHowalk made a fortune. lie
ivan one of the wealthiest men In thu
oiinly and leaven a magnlflcenl estate
The children living today are : Mm.
lenry Miller , Norfolk ; Mm. Aiigunt
lergman , Norfolk ; Mm. August Len/ ,
Norfolk ; Mm. Mary Nonow , Norfolk ;
Mm. Fred Slegler , Hay Oily , Mich. ;
Mm. John Sleglor , Nodlne , Minn. ;
Herman Panownlk , Norfolk ; Augiml
I'aHowalk , Norfolk ; Leo PaHownlk
Mr. Pnaowulk was Iwlco married
lilH second wife , to whom ho WIIH wed
n 187 ! ) , surviving him.
Mr. PiiKowalk had been losing
ntrength for Home months but did not
become HO feeble until a month ng <
Hint ho could not. bo up and about
Since that time lie ban been gradually
Mr. Pasewnlk WIIB born February
1821) ) , in lloheiiKelioiiiui , Pommoumla
Germany , llo emigrated to Americi
in IS 11 witli bin Ilrnt wife and one
child. Ho nettled al thai tlmo on n
homestead near Walertown , WIs. , at.
a point now known as Exnnin Center
Laler he movedwith , twenly-flvo other
families , to Norfolk.
lie was one of the very few mirviv
Ing pioneers of that day.
AUGUST SCHULTZ INJURED.
Thrown From His Horse , He Was Ren
Angufit Sehultz wan thrown from his
horse on Norfolk avenue at the Thin
street corner al 2 o'clock , and seven
ly though not serloiiHly Injured. Ills
head wan quite badly ganlied In tin
bard fall to the street and he was ren
dered uncoiiHcious , but recovered Into
In the afternoon. Ho was carried Into
the harness shop of J. L. Dyson , where
ho was given attention by a physician
\ crowd gathered about the place bu
PIERCE BUSINESS CHANGE.
Hough & Peters Sell Hardware Store
to Henry Buckendahl.
Pierce , Neb. , Dec. 31. Special ti
The News : An important busincs
transfer was made hero today whei
Hough & Peters sold their hnrdwan.
store lo Henry Buckendahl.
SAYS SHOT CAME FROM FORT.
Federal Attorney Holds Entire Bat
talion of Negro Soldiers Guilty.
GalvcHton , Texas. Dec. 31. M. C
McLomore , United States districl at
torney , who makes frequent visits tr
Brownsville , claims thai personal in
voHtigntion after the shooting up o
thai cily by negro soldiers convince !
him thai the first volley of shots cam
direct from the barracks. Ho said :
"Wliilo there I determined to make
an investigation on my own account
and after nearly completing it , I dis
covered that Merrill Griffith had been
Investigating along the same lines.
Wo arrived nt the same conclusions ,
viz. : The attack was premeditated
and well organized , and thai the first
volley , which shattered lx > uis Cowan's
hotiHo , eamo from the second story of
the barracks. The shots were nol intended -
tended for Cowan's house tint for Ihe
house of Fred Tato. the Inspector who
had knocked a negro soldier down for
jostling a lady.
"J examined the bullet holes in
Ixiuls Cowan's house , and discovered
thai they c'amo from the direction of
the barracks and entered the house In
a downward course , showing they must
have been ubot from an elevation. As
the barracks are right across from the
house , and the only building In that
direction- consider that the bullet
holes in the house established the
guilt of the soldiers.
"Further it points out the fact that
the whole battalion was Implicated ,
because the shots could not have been
tired without the wnlry and olhorn
about the fort hearing them. I cannot
undorHtatid how the evidence ban boon
covered up. Why IIIIR not the corporal
who held Iho gun rack hey boon called
lo account. Why ban not Iho iieiilry
who muni have HUOII Iho wildlorH leave
with tholr gmiH boon called upon for
iittlniony ? The nholn being IIred from
ho ImrrackH , 11 HOOIIIH very iHrango
o mo and every pemon who IIIIH miiilo
in Investigation , thai no one nboiil tint
'orl could locate tliotii.
'I ' am poHltlvo dial Iho cut Ire bat-
nllon WIIH ollhor guilty of the HliootliiB
> r had a guilty knowledge. I bollovu
hal Iho president wan Jimtlflcd In
llHhonorahly discharging the entire
FORAKER IS TRYING TO MAKE
ROOSEVELT CAN DEFEND SELF
Ho Has Investigated Thoroughly and
Feels That His Action Wao Warrant-
cd by Conditions Foraker Would
Like to Arouse Discontent.
WnHlilnglon , Jan. 2. Next Thurii-
Iny the tiliorl iieiuilon of tbo flfty-nlntli
.MingroHH will get. down lo biiHlnoiin In
tiniest , and tnoro will bo no letup un
til adjournment , March .
The Important work of each con-
roHH In nlwayti Inlllnlod In Iho Ilrnt or
the long HOHHlon. The tlmo of thu
uhorl HOHnloii , a your later , In aliio
nonl Invariably devoted to complotlng
leglHlnllon which him boon coiiHldorod
luring the long HOHHOII | , and In PIIHH-
ng the big appropriation lillln. II will
bo thai way now. The Hhorl uoiiHlon
loen nol afford llmo for Iho tliroHliliiK
ml of entirely now ( luoulIoiiH , and few
prenldenlH have hud Iho courage lo
miggoHl them , or few congronnoH to
The action of the pronldcnl In dln-
mlHHlng without honor a battalion of
Iho Twenty-fifth Infantry ( colored )
from the army ban been Injected Inlo
the present HOHHOII | by Senator Forak-
or , and n good deal of tlmo probably
will bo occupied during January with
Hpeecben pro and con , Fonikor loading
the attack on the president and Ixidgo
lending the defense. In llio end II IB
likely thai the Honato will pann a
liillon providing for the Invesligalion
of the merlin of the dlnchnrgc. f
Politics Dragged In. ,
Anticipating mich action , tbo presi
dent , a week ago Hont Milton D. Purely ,
iiHHlHtant to the attorney general , to
Ilrownvlllo lo Kocuro allldavlts and
other testimony going to show that thu
missal wan fully warranted. The
opposition lo the president will depend
on Iho Negro Independent , league In
Now York for Its data. The president
has held thai the data already fur
nished by thin league were IiiHiilllclunl
to caiiso a reversal of the executive
Unfortunately , thin qucHlion has
been dragged Into politics , and as a
roHiill a greal deal of blllornesn lias
already been ninnlfoHted and still moro
is undoubtedly to como. Northern
stales having a considerable negro pop
ulation are Inclined , through their rop-
roHontatlvon in congres.s to oppose llio
president , while another class of mem-
bom , men long opposed to him In so-
crel In helping tbo limitation along with
the hope that II may prevent him from
conlrollhii ; the noxl presidential nomi
nation. Thu agitation already has de
veloped that the negro , an a class , is
Inclined to cant his fortunes in with
those-of negro criminals and lucir as
President Stands Pat.
Tliero can bo no legislation regard
ing tills nflalr by congress which will
bo effecllvo , and probably none will bo
attempted , for Jl\o \ president has an
nounced Dial lie will velo any bill seek
ing to criticise him , and If passed over
his veto , disregard 11. The supreme
court , lie holds , will not dnro meddle
with a matter of moro admlnlstrallvo
detail , bill if 11 should so meddle , It is
understood that he will defy the supreme -
promo court also.
The Issue IH thus joined , with the
president standing like a rock of ada-
manl on his original ground and invit
ing attack. The mosl that can como
out of it will be Iho stirring up of
much bad blood among Iho negroes
and a postponing of Iho llmo when the
negro problem can be considered so
berly with a view to Us ultimate solu
tion. Should the senate order an in
vestigation , llio committee's report
would como so near March as lo pre
vent acllon. Themosl that Forakor
and his supporters are striving after
Is a moral victory.
Court Public Opinion.
They want the agitation of the ques
tion to cause public opinion to convict
the president of having done some
thing ho had no right to do , either In
law or in morals , and having done this
they will resl content.
Other Action Pending.
Following Is n list of other Items
thai may be done by congress :
Car shortage problem will bo lulro-
duccd In some form.
Some action will bo taken on naval
River and harbors people will fight
Ship subsidy bill will bo debated in
Will pass bill limiting hours of rail
Probably will pass criminal appeal
Will reject organized labor's injunc
tion law plea.
Probably will pass bill dooming cor
poration campaign contributions.
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