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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS.JOURNAL
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NORFOLK NEBRASKA I'MtlDAi' ' JANUARY L > & 11)07 )
SENATOR BURNS' BILL RECOM
MENDED TO PASS.
AFFECTS DISTRICT AND COUNTY
These Two Classes of Judges Are Not
to be Allowed to Run for Any Office
Other Than for Re-election While
Holding Their Positions.
Lincoln , Jan. 23. Special to The
News : The senate this morning rec
ommended for passage Burns' bill to
prohibit district and county judges
from running for any other than Judi
cial positions during their term of of
fice. Senator Wlltse In the debate ou
the bill cited affairs In the Third dfts-
trlct as the result of the present stat
ute. Under the new bill jdugcs may
be candidates for re-election , but to
run for any other offices they "ust
resign the poslllons they hold. tty
MAKE GOVERNOR RESPONSIBLE
Senator Sackett of Gage Has a New
Lincoln , Neb. , Jan. 24. Special to
The News : A bill which places the
responsibility of enforcing all laws di
rectly upon the governor has been In
troduced by Senator Sackett of Gage.
The provisions of the bill make It the
duty of the attorney general of the
state , when directed by the governor ,
to oust from office any officer , Includ
ing mayors , who wilfully neglects to
enforce av law and It makes such neg
lect punishable by ouster from office.
This makes It impossible for the gov
ernor to follow Governor Mickey's ex
ample when asked to enforce the laws ,
by saying that the" local officers are
responsible and that If they do not
carry out the Intent of the law the
people must take the matter into the
Much discussion has been held on
the Epperson telephone bill , but no
definite action on it has yet been taken
by the senate railroad committee. The
bill provides that all telephone compa
nies shall bo placed under the control
of the state railway commission and
shall be required to make any connec
tions for the transmission of messages.
The Bell telephone company Is said
to favor the measure more than the
At a meeting of the joint railroad
commission held last night In the sen
ate chamber a sub-committee of four
was appointed to draft a bill for a two-
cent passenger fare. Those appointed
were Senator Wiltse of Cedar , Senator
Hanna of Cherry , Representative Kel-
fer of Nuckolls and Representative
March of Seward. A motion made by
Senator Walsh of Douglas to name a
sub-committee to draft a bill provid
ing for a two and one-half cent pas
senger fare was lost. The salary of
the members of the railway com in Is
sion was fixed at $3,000 each per an
NO DAILY HOUSE JOURNAL
Committee on Printing Is Sustained
After Long Discussion at Lincoln.
Lincoln , Jan. 24. The house spen 11
the entire morning in discussing the
report of the committee on printing
In effect that the bids received fo i'
printing the daily journal were no t
catistactory and recommending tlic
daily journal be not printed. The re
port was finally adopted.
A bill to fix the number of train
and to regulate the running time on
Nebraska lines of railroads was In
troduccd by Hill of Chase county
The minimum number of trains an
road may run is fixed at one eacl
\ way per day. Raper of Pawnee count )
Introduced a bill -to abolish capita'
punishment , and Henry ot Holt coun
ty introduced a resolution memoria'
Izlng congress to give equal suttrag
to the sexes.
CORN SPROUTED THERE.
Find In Child's Throat Explains II
ness and Life Is Saved.
Hastings , Neb. , Jan. 24. A swollen
and sprouted kernel of corn whlc"
had been in the windpipe of the ten
months-old child of Mr. and Mrs
Qeorgo Kesslcr , residing near Rose
land , was removed and the child's lift
lias been saved after It was given up
as lost by his parents.
The moment the windpipe wai
opened by the physicians the kernel
of corn , which had a number of tiny
eprouts and which had swollen , to
such an extent as to almost entirely
shut off the child's breathing , popped >
Lynching at Vardaman'e Home Town
Jackson , Miss. , Jan. 24. Henry
Ball , a negro , was lynched at Greenwood -
wood , the home of Governor Va.raa-
man. He had attacked Mrs. Qravos ol
that place. The coroner's Jury de
cided the negro hod met his do nth a <
the bands of unknown parties.
, , More Quakes at Kingston.
Kingston , Jamaica , Jan24. . Two
earthquake shocks , the heaviest slncu
the destructive ones of Jan. 14 , wcro
felt here at 2 p. m. Several buildings
were thrown down and tthero was
great alarm among the people. No
one was Injured.
TWICE MARRIED TO SAME MAN
At the Same Time the Bride Has An
other Husband Living.
Alnsworth , Nob. , Jan. 24. Special
to The News : On Tuesday at high
twelve an unusual wedding took place
at the Alnsworth house , the contract
ing parties being Mr. John Crone and
Mrs. Margaret Crone , Justice A. J.
Warrlck officiating. Six months ago
the court Issued them a decree of di
vorce , at which tlmo Mrs. Crone had
another living husband , who Is still
alive. Mr. Crone says lie thinks this
wedding will stick all right.
A PRESENT WORTH WHILE.
Madison County Man Rewards His
O'Neill , Neb. , Jan. 21. Special to
The News : Joseph Schlndler received
a present of a line quarter section of
land nine miles northwest of O'Neill
given to him by his father-in-law , Peter
Billing of Madison county , who Is hero
visiting at the home of Mr. Schlndler.
A. % //p MAGGI APPOINTED TO
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" * / ? ( IEF CLERK.
SUCCEEDS EX-GOVERNOR'S SON
The Appointment of Attorney Maggl
Comes as a Recognition of His Ser
vices In Stumping the State During
Lincoln , Jan. 23. Special to The
News : When Governor George L.
Sheldon stated in his message that his
election was due to the reform element
In all parties , he evidently meant it.
His first appointment Is Attorney Ed
ward Maggl of Lincoln as chief clerk.
Maggi is a democrat and will succeed
E. S. Mickey , son of ex-Governor Mick
ey , who has been appointed bank ex
aminer. Maggl stumped the state for
Sheldon during the recent campaign.
Alnsworth , Neb. , Jan. 24. Special to
The News : Tuesday night the W. R.
C.'held a public installation in Rising's
hall where the following named olll
cers were Installed : President , Mrs.
Jennie Dather ; senior vice president ,
Esther Barnes ; junior vice president ,
Jennie Hotrlck ; chaplain , Fannie God
dard ; conductor , Margaret Alder ; as >
sistant conductor , Laura Chapel ; press
correspondent , Mrs. Nannie R. Cotton ;
patriotic instructor , Mrs. Anna I. Tol-
liver ; guard , Mrs. E. Frnnklo Lane ;
assistant guard , Mrs. Ellen Ackerman ;
color bearer No. 1 , Mrs. Matie Finnic ;
No. 2 , Mrs. Llllie Fournier ; No. 3 ,
Mrs. Hattie Daniel ; No. 4 , Mrs. Hattie
Potter ; musician , Mrs. Edith Murphy ,
Mrs. Ellen Ackerman was installing
officer. This corps has over fifty mem
bers and is one of the best drilled In
the state. There was a grand time ,
as the hall was well filled , and after
installation .a lunch was served free
to all. Among others , there were fif
teen old soldiers present.
Adjourned District Court
Ainsworth , Neb. , Jan. 24. Specla
| to The News : District court convened
here yesterday morning , Judge J. J
Harrington on the bench , with a smal
I docket , and adjourned before noon un
til April 8.
Modern Woodmen and Royal Neighbors
Fairfax , S. D. , Jan. 24. Special to
The News : The Modern Woodmen
and Royal Neighbors held a joint
stallation of officers Tuesday night
Mr. C. W. Geyer and Mrs. J. L. Linn
acting as Installing officers. A largo
crowd of Woodmen and neighbors
were present and all enjoyed a fine
time. A lunch was served by the
ASK $40,000 , FOR INSULTS
Two Salvation Army Women Sue Ml
llonaire for Damages.
Des Molnes , Jan. 24. Captain A
bert Head , a millionaire capitalist an
former speaker of the Iowa legisla
ture , was sued for $40,000 damages bj
Mrs. M. E. Illsley , adjutant , and Mr
A. Norden , wife of Captain Nordcn
two Salvation Army women.
In the petition , the two women an
aert that when they went into th
corridors of a hotel to solicit aid fo
their society Captain Head calle
them bad names and finally ejccte
them from the building.
In the petition the two women ai
sort that last Friday evening the
went Into the Iowa hotel lobby to aa
contributions from various guest
They say they had only begun to as * !
for assistance when Captain Hoa a'
stopped forward and "viciously and In
loud and boisterous tone of volcv be
gan to browbeat , scandalise and Hu
miliate tt < ; m , calling thorn thief , high
way robber , fraud and cheat. "
Not satisfied with that , they assert ,
ho called to the guests sitting arouud
the room and told them to give th 11
twq women nothing , repcatlnc hli 01
But , according to the petition , th *
captain's marks of disapproval did not
end there. For the women further J1'
lego that ho "wantonly assaulted
them , bruised , beat , struck and Jostled
thorn about the corridors. " Finally , II '
Is alledged , he ejected them Into th
BRITISH COLONIAL OFFICE HEARS
SENDS COPY OF LETTER TO DAVIS
Whether Advices From Governor of
Jamaica Contain an Explanation or
an Apology Is Not Disclosed Two
More Shocks at Kingston ,
London , Jan. 21. The colonial of
fice now has official advices from Sir
Alexander Swcttonham , governor of
Jamaica , concerniirg the exchange of
letters between himself and Roar Ad
miral Davis. The extent of the ad
vices , however , and whether they con
tain an explanation , an apology , or ex
tenuating circumstances , has not been
It appears that the Imperial author
ities requested the governor of .la-
malra to send them a copy of his let
ter to Rear Admiral Davis. This has
been furnished , and It shows that the
letter sent out by the Associated
Press was to all Intents and purposes
a correct copy. Secretary of Colonies
Ixml Elgin sent a second cablegram
to Governor Swettcnham , asking him
to give his version of the affair , mm
to this the foreign office Informed the
Associated Press no answer has yet
The fact that Governor Swettenham
wrote the letter to Rear Admiral Da
vis having been established , there re
mains only to determine the official
formalities , and the indications arc
that the matter will bo handled
through the usual diplomatic channels
and that the correspondence will be
made public in a bluebook. .
PRESIDENT DISMISSES INCIDENT
Government Will Pay No Heed
Whatever to Swettenham.
Washington , Jan. 24. The president
has finally dismissed the incident con
nected with the refusal by Governor
Swettenham of aid from Admiral Da
vis , as Is shown in the following let
ter made public at the state depart
ment , addressed by Acting Secretary
Bacon to Charge Howard of the Brit
ish embassy :
"Sir : I have the honor to acknowl
edge the receipt of your note of yes
terday , by which you communicate
the substance of the Instructions re
ceived by you from Sir Edward Grey
In reference to the Jamaica incident
I hasten to assure you that on behalf
of the president this government will
pay no heed whatever to the matter ,
and very much appreciates the frank
and ready courtesy and consideration
shown in this dispatch by Sir Edward
Grey. I can only repeat to you In
this more formal way , what I said to
you personally last evening , assuring
you of the president's appreciation or
the cordial spirit shown by your gov <
ernment. It Is gratifying to the presi
dent to feel that it has been possible
for this country to show in any spe
cial way , however , that Its friendship
to a community of your people In n
tlmo of such suffering and need. "
The latest report of conditions In
Jamaica was the following cablegram
'from ' American Vlco Consul Orrett :
Estimated loss of llfo over 2,000. Flro
loss $5.000,000. Loss by earthquake
Impossible to estimate , as no build
Ing in city or surrounding district es
Island's Archbishop Thanks President
for American Aid.
Kingston , Jamaica , Jan. 24. The
Most Rev. Enos Nuttall , lord archbish
op of the West Indies , having heard
hero that King Edward had cabled ,
deprecating the Idea that the people of
Jamaica should accept foreign assist
ance , said he trusted his majesty had
not given utterance to this sentiment
and that if he had , ho , the archbishop
did not approve of It. The archblsh
op said also that he believed a great
mistake had been made when Gov
ernor Swettonham rejected the offers
of American aid. The archbishop sen' '
a cablegram to President Roosevelt
thanking him warmly for the assist
ance of the American navy.
DAY OF ORATORY IN HOUSE
Tariff , Pensions and San Francisc
School Incident Discussed.
Washington , Jan. 24. This was
day of oratory in the house , the pen
slon appropriation bill affording ai
opportunity to a number of repre
cntatlves to make speeches , not enl
. In behalf of the bill Itself , but on th
' tariff and on the San Francisco schoo
incident On the latter subject Hayo
( Cnl. ) Inilstad that all California de-
olred wai to bo permitted to continue
. American , and that the Chinese exclu-
' lion law should ba mad * to apply to
| Groircnor ( O. ) occupied an hout
and a half In a discussion of the tariff
Crumpackor ( Ind. ) and Taylor \'O. )
ipoko on pension legislation of a gen
ral character , both having bills bo
fore the pension committee tending to
broaden the scope of existing pension
The house committee on ways and
maens decided to report favnrablv a
bill designed to enable email mann
facturors to cngauo In making denatured
1 KNIGHTS OF COLUMUUS TO BUILD
Local Lodge at O'Neill Plan a Hand
O'Neill , Neb. , Jan. 21. Special to
Thu Nown : A committee' linn boon up-
pointed by the local order of the
Knights of Columbtm to Hoeuro plans
and HpuclllcatloiiH for a $10,000 buildIng -
Ing the ledge has decided to erect dur
ing the coming minuuur. The building
will bo for lodge purposes , club rooms
and a public hall.
"Cording" Baled Hay.
O'Neill , Nob. . Jan.21. ' Special to
The News : The hay traffic It ) becom
ing Hoiuowhat congested at thin anil
nulghhorlng points , ( 'urn cannot bo
supplied fast enough to move the largo
quantities of hay put up In the K1U-
horn , Dry Crook and South Park hay
bolts , so the hay men are "cording"
Immense pllon of the baled product , at
the railroad jarils awaiting cars to
ship It out.
ATTENDANTS AT CONVENTION
SERVED WITH SUBPOENAS.
TO TESTIFY IN TRUST CASES
Lumber Men of the State Who Are in
Lincoln for Their Annual Meeting
are Nabbed and Given a Chance to
Tell About Lumber Methods.
Lincoln , Jan. 23. Special to The
News : Lumber men who arc attend
ing the annual state convention of the
Nebraska Lumbermen's association ,
were subpoenaed this morning as wit
nesses In the milt pending against the
alleged lumber trust of the state.
TO REDUCE JJENYER R4TES
Commissioner Prouty Suggests Meas
ure of Relief.
Denver , Jan. 24. The hearing bo
Jtore Intel state Commuree Commis
sioner Charles A. Proutj on the com
plaints of the Merchants' Traffic asso
ciation and George J. lllndcl , mtinii
facturor. alleging illegal disrrimltin
tion against Denver by the trunk line
railroads In freight tin-Ill's , was con
The most important development
was the suggestion by Mr. Prouty that
the local rates between Missouri river
points and Denver and Denver and
Utah points be reduced Instead of
establishing a new basic division point
at Denver , ab asked for by the pe
titioners. If tills were done without
a corresponding reduction in through
rates , he thought It would give a
measure of relief to Denver without
great harm to other points.
PHONOGRAPH FOR CROATIAN
Immigrant Unable to Make Himself 'I '
Understood Talks at Long Range.
Waterloo. la. , Jan. 24. The aid of
the phonograph has been invoked to
solve the mystery surrounding Peter
Uzolac , an aged immigrant from
Croatia , who has been unable to make
any one understand his language since
he arrived two mouths ago.
Ho was Induced to talk Into n phon
ograph and explain all about himself
The record has been mailed to the
American consul at Vienna with a re
quest to have the message translated
Into English and returned. Greeks
Italians , Russians , Germans , Prus
sians , Poles and persons speaking dlf
ferent dialects have attempted to con
verse with the stranger , but have
failed to gather more than an occa
slonal word or phrase.
Andrews on College Work.
Boston , Jan. 24. E. Benjamin An
drews. chancellor of the University o
Nebraska , received a hearty wolrom
at the annual banquet of the Sons o
Brown of Boston and vicinity , held a
the American house. Dr. Andrew ;
spoke of the difference In the collee1
work east and west. The west doe
not concentrate college teaching , h
said , but It is more diversified , while
the students arc more enthusiastic.
Ho referred to another typo In the
western college he called "the Infidel
prig , " who , he said , had no religious
belief and was proud of It.
Situation at Shawneetown.
Shawnectowu , 111. , Jan. 24. While
the levee proper is still in good condl
lion , several strong slpei materialized
and only prompt work and the use ol
hundreds of sandbars prevented the
river from undermining the levee
Twice the water spurted up from the
ground In high column * at the base
of the levee. The tlty lias a largo
force of men at work , but with the
guage at forty-nine feet and the water
rising steadily , grave fears are felt
that ibould weak places develop at
night that they will get beyond con
Agricultural BUI Reported.
Washington , Jan. 24. The agricultural
tural appropriation bill , carrying $8.-
126,750 , was reported to the house by
Chairman Wadsworth. This docs not
Include meat Inspection , for which $3-
000,000 Is otherwise appropriated.
Free seed distribution by congressmen
Is eliminated and the bill appropriates
$238,000 for rare and unusual seeds , to
be distributed by the department o (
MEMBER OF DISCHARGED BATTALION -
TALION BEGINS MURDER ,
ONE DEAD AND MANY INJURED
Fifty Negroes are Arrested After n
Bloody Scrimmage In n Gambling
House In Oklahoma One of Former
Ft. Nlobrara Troops.
Lawton , Okla. , Jan. 21. A negro
riot , created by Lane Dlxon , colored ,
reputed to bo a discharged negro mil-
tllor from the Twenty-llfth Infantry , at
Fort Iteno , hint night , reunited In the
< loath of Nat MarHliall , colored , the
wounding of Dlxon and m-vorul other
negroes , , and the anoHt of llfty no-
MarHliall , owner of the gamhllni : ro-
Hort ( In which the negroes had congre
gated ( , and Dlxon , engaged In a quarrel
over a crap game. Their light drew
othorH In , and a pitched battle resulted.
The light WUH HO desperate that all
olllcoi'H of l iwlon wore called upon to
put a stop to It , and make the arrents.
SlldrtlS TUjJjJJ OFFICE
Chairman of Panama Canal Commit-
Ion Sends Resignation to President.
Washington , Jan. 2t. TTVo resigna
tion of Theodore I' . Shouts an chair
man of the Isthmian canal coimmaslon
was announced at the white house.
It will take effect not later than
March 4 , Mr. Shouts having been
elected OB president of the Intcrbor-
ough-ATctropolltnn company , which
contiols the rapid transit and many
surface lines In New York.
N'o announcement was made an to
who will succeed Mr Shonls as chairman -
man ot the commission , but It was
iuutnuil authoritatively that head
quarters will be removed from Wash
ington to the Isthmus and that a high
salaried chairman to serve In that ca
pacity alone will not be named. This
being admitted , It follows that John F
Stevens , the engineer In chuige of
construction of the canal , would not
bo mndo subordinate to another official
on the Isthmus It Is regarded as a
certainty that Mr. Stoxcns will lie
named as clialrhuin of the commission
In connection with his post as chief
Mr. Shouts' retirement does not
come wholly as a suiprise. It has
been runi'Jied persistently as soon as
action l.iid been taken on the propo
sition to build Hie en mil , by cr.ntraet
Mr SI.outs , would res'iino a calling
more congeriinl to his taste. Secre
tary Taft ( oi.llniiPd that rumor by
( aylng that Mr. Shouts' resignation
was voluntary , which fact Is bornu
out by the president's letter In ac
STOCKMEN TO ASK FOR LAWS
Congress Will Hear from National As
socfntion on Matters or Importance.
Denver , Jan. 24 Questions of na-
tlonul Importance occupied the atten
tion of the American National Live
Stock association. As the outcome of
Us deliberation ! ) new measures will
bo brought before the congress of the
United Stales with an insistent de
maud for prompt , action upon them
One of the mobt important results ot
the convention will bo a movement ro
compel railroad companies to furnlsl
suitable and sufficient facilities for
transportation of live stock.
Glfford Pine hot , government forester
or , who brought from President Roosevelt
velt a message to the convention an
nouncing that "government control o
the public ranges is one of the fixed
policies of the administration , " ad
dressed the convention ou the propo
sitlon of leasing the public domain fa
After a spirited debate a rcsolu
tion was adopted supporting the pol
Icy of the federal administration In
reference to the public lands.
Los Angeles was chosen as th
meeting place next year.
Murdo MacICenzle of Trinidad was
M-elected president and T. W. Toralln-
ion of Denver secretary.
EXPLAINS CAR SHORTAGE
Northern Pacific Has Reached Limit
of Capacity as Single Track Road.
fieattlo , Wash. , Jan. 24. That the
Northern Pacific railroad had reached
th limit of its capacity as a single
track railroad was the principal de-
fonio put forward as to the condition
of freight congestion that exists on
the sound by C. M. Lory , third rice
president of the road , ana B. E. Palmer -
mor , assistant general superintendent ,
at the Investigation before Interstate
Oommtrco Commissioner Lane. Mr.
LTy said that the road had contracted
lor Improvements , which are either
under way or soon would bo , and addi
tional equipment , which would mean
an expenditure by the Northern Pa
cific of $73,000,000 In the next year
and a halt.
Dry Farming Congress at Denver.
Denver , Jan. 24. When the trans-
Missouri dry farming congress opens
today In this city for a two days' ses-
clon some of the most noted agricul
. tural men and stock raisers In Amer
ica will bo In attendance. Ulwood
Mead , chief of the bureau of Irrigation
tion and drainage investigations ; E.
G. Chllcott , dry Innd agriculturist , and
Mark A. Cnrlcton , United Slates ce-
realist , are expected to attend
THE CONDITIONOF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Houn.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Condition ! ! of Hie woalhur au record-
lid for the twenty-four lioiirn ending
at H n. m. today :
Minimum. . IB
Avorugo 2:1 :
Chicago , Jan. 21. The hullollti In-
mied by the Chicago station of the
United Htalo.H weather bureau given
the forocant for NohruHka MH follown :
Snow and decidedly colder with cold
wave tonight. Friday generally fair ,
colder east portion.
Now Section House.
Fairfax , H. 1) . , Jan 21. Special to
The NOWH : The railroad company lit
putting up a largo Hoctlon IHIIIHU huro.
Up to HIH | tlmo the section foreman
IIIIH lived In Honored hut by building
the road on wont of llonesluol It wan
found ncccHHiiry to put a HOCIon ) IIOIIHO
RIVER AND HARBOR BILL A REC
ORD-BREAKER IN SIZE.
BIG WATERYAYS CARED FOR
Congress Asked to Appropriate an
Enormous Sum for Improvements.
Senate Votes In Favor of Increased
Pay Agricultural Bill Reported.
Washington , Jan. 24. The river and
harbor appropriation bill , which will
bo reported to the house today by the
commlttue on rivers and harbors , will
carry an appropriation aggregating
$8:1.450.138 : Of this sum 134,031,612
Is appropriated In cash , to be avail
able July 1 , 1007. and July 1. 1908. and
$48,834,520 la authorized for continu
ing contracts , no time limit being
fixed as to when It shall be expended.
The bill probably will not be consid
ered by the house until next Monday.
This- bill Is a record breaker In size ,
exceeding by many millions the
amount allowed for river and harbor
improvements In any congress.
In spite of the fight made by the
Illinois delegation , seconded by some
of ( he Missouri members , for an up-
propiiutlon to continue woik on a
deep waterway between Chicago and
St. I.OU'.H the committee did not grant
the request , and the appropriation of
? 130,00i ) for a survey of a deep wijtot-
wny between St. Louis and the gull ,
which Chairman Burton Insisted must
precede any expenditure.1) for a deep
ua'envay in Illinois , Is the only con
solation offered to the Illinois delega
Tor gcnernl Improvement of the Mis
souri river $300,000 Is appropriated.
SENATE AlSQ FOR $7,500 , A YEAR
Vote In Favor of Increased Pay Is
53 to 21.
Washington , Jan. 24. The senate
accepted the proposition of the house
of ruprutentntlve.s to Increase the sal
aries of senators , members and terri
torial delegates to $7,500 annually and
those of the vice president , the speak
er of the house and members of the
president's cabinet to $12,000. This
action was taken by a vote of 53 to 21
and followed a discussion of nearly
three hours. An amendment confining
the lntrea.se to cabinet officers and
the presiding officers of the senate
and house was voted down , as was
also a proposition to postpone the in
creases until 1913.
President Roosevelt gave his views
In advocacy of a ship subsidy In a spe
cial message , which was read In both
houses , urging the desirability of legis
lation to help American shipping and
trade by encouraging the building and
running of lines of large and swift
steamers to South America and the
Senator Hcvoridgo ( Ind. ) began an
extended address , setting forth the
child labor conditions of the. country ,
In support of his pending bill prohib
iting Interstate commerce In articles
which arc the product of child labor.
President Roosevelt sent a special
message to the senate recommendlriR
an appropriation to permit the United
States to bo reprfsentcd In the Inter
national Maritime exposition , to be
hold at'Bordeaux from May 1 to Oct.
31 of this year.
Battleship Connecticut on Reef.
San Juan , P. R. . Jan. 24. It Is re
ported that the battleship Connecticut
ran on a reef whllo entering the har
bor at Culebra island , nnrt that she
sustained serious damage as a result.
The naval authorities at San Juan ,
however , disclaim any Knowledge ot
the acold nt.
Ruef to Be Tried First.
Snn Franeli-co. Jan. 24. Assistant
District Attorney Money made It plain
in court ilia' It lt > the Intention of tin
prosecution 'o place Ahra'ism ' Ruct
on tri ! l hrst _ rather than comply with
the roQiiest of the attorneys for Mayor
Schmltz that ht be placed on trial
Passes Anti-Lobby BID.
Pierre , S. D. . Jan ? 21 The housq
passed an anti-lobby bill , milking k
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