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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS
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NEBRASKA SENATE ENACTS MEA
SURE INTO LAW.
GOES WITH' EMERGENCY CLAUSE
BILL IS HASTENED TO GOVERNOR
VOTE * 27 FOR , 4 'Au'AINST
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There Had Be , ro Belief That the
Emergency Cla o/ /nt be Taken
Off the Two-Cent . i're Bill , But the
Two-Thirds Vote Was Cast.
Lincoln , Nob. , Fob. 28. Special to
The News : The two-cent passenger
fare bill passed the senate t'oday with
the omeigency cl'se. .
The vote stood 27 to1. .
The bill will bo hurried to Governor
Sheldon today for his signature.
Some believed that the emergency
clause would bo taken off the bill and
It was necessary for a two-thirds vote
to enact the law with the emergency
clause. This was had , and there were
votes to spare.
University and New Buildings Left to
Lincoln , Nob. , Fob. 28. Special to
The News : The big appropriation bill
for current expenses now ready for
Introduction before the legislature
asks for $110,590 loss than the similar
bill of two years ago , although the pro
visions for most of the state depart
ments and Institutions are slightly in-
creased. The reduction Is duo to the
fact that the provision for the state
university Is left to a separate bill dis
posing of the proceeds of the one-mill
levy and to the cutting out of nil provisions -
visions for buildings at the vai ions in-
stitutlons. The bill of two years ago
appropriated $1,910,000 while this bill
asks for $1,799,410. If any new build
ings are obtained 'at any of the state
institutions they will have to bo pro-
vlrinil for In senartae bills.
A bill providing for a twenty-live
cent bounty for adult gopher scalps
has been Introduced by Senator Saunders -
ders of Douglas. It has roused much
In regard to his reason for Introduc
ing his bill prescribing maximum rates
on wheat , corn and grain products ,
.Senator Sibley of Lincoln has ex
plained that this and similar bills are
introduced as insurance policies In
behalf of the people and against any
possible risk incurred by reason of
the state board of railroad commis
sioners. He declares that the maxi
mum rate measures are not meant to
rolled upon or In any manner Impair
the usefulness of the commission ,
which undoubtedly for at least the
first year of Its existence will be over
whelmed with work , and Insists that
the commission should welcome such
laws if enacted by the legislature as
so much relief from their great bur
Senator Phillips of Holt yesterday
Introduced a bill similar to one con
templated by Senator Sibley , provid
ing a maximum rate on hay , potatoes
and apples , the rates being made the
same as those which have been In
force In Iowa since 1889. The Iowa
rates are about 20 per cent , lower than
those of Nebraska on hay , potatoes
Lincoln , Feb. 28. A new anti-pass
bill was Introduced in the house , read
the first time and will be advanced to
day. It Is Intended to cure any possl
bio defects in the bill heretofore
pending , which , however , retains its
place. To supplement anti-pass legis
lation , bills were introduced prohibit
Ing franks or passes from telegraph ,
telephone , express , street car or sleep
Ing car companies , or special priV'
lieges of any Ulnd to individuals or
Two maximum frelslit rate mil *
wore offeifcd in the house , one bearing
on grain , the other on coal and lum
The senate took up the railroad terminal -
, ' | minal taxation bill. It waa slightlj
J amended and recommended for pas
sage , as was the bill compelling cor-
poi aliens lo pay employes twice a
f The senate Indefinitely postponed the
bill compelling life Insurance compa
nies to make an annual staloment of
dividends earned and surplus avail
able for distribution or credit to pol-
Governor Sheldon has signed the
DEMONSTRATION AT LINCOLN
South Omaha Anti-Annexatlonlstd Pro
test Against Bill.
Lincoln , Fob. 28. A delegation of
\ 1,100 citizens of South Omaha , many
of them women , headed by Mayor
Hector , spent the day In Lincoln and
protested before the legislature
against a bill providing for the forcl
bio annexation of South Omaha to the
u- city of Omaha. A Joint session ol
j ! the two houses was hold to give the
visiting delegation a hearing , and ad
ni n - i > .1 ii i o , I , >
Vi.-s.ii'i-- .n ujipo it. < 'n to thu bill.
Another bill , permitting the question
of nni'uxntion to bo put to a votu of
the two cities was not particularly op-
rosed , but the South' Omaha people
let It bo known that they preferred
to have both bills killed.
OLTMAN BOUND OVER.
Judge Cowan Believes That the Old
Man is Guilty.
Stnnton , Neb. , Fob. 28. Special to
The News : The preliminary hearing
of Henry Oilman , sr. , was concluded
hero ycslorday aflornoon. The defendant - '
dant went on the stand and testified In
his 1 own behalf. Judge Cowan hold
that the evidence disclosed that the
crime had been committed and that
there was probable cause to believe
the dofondanl guilty. He was bound
over to the adjourned term of district
court to bo hold In June , fixing the
bond at $1GOO. '
A HANDSOME BANK BUILDING.f
Wlsncr Now Has One of the Finest in
Pllger , Nob. , Fob. 28. Special to
The News : Pilgor now boasts of hav
ing ono of the finest bank buildings In
the stale. It Is of pressed brick , stands
25 by CO feel and la two stories high.
The living rooms up stairs are filled
with every modern convenience. The
bank pioper Is fitted with steam heat
and good gas lights. The door Is tile.
The cage Is of the Intesl pattern with
marble base and marble railing. The
vault Is largo and fitted out with the
best patlern of burglar .proof safes.
Altogether it Is a line structure nnd
POWDER RIVER RANCH SOLD.
Big Tract of Stanton County Land
Wlsnor , Nob. , Fob. 28. Special to
The News : The Powder River ranch
sold today , one quarter for $92.50 per
acre and the remainder nt $85. Stanton -
ton county soil is good and a sure sign
that people here know It is that the
parties buying the land are resident
Wlsner , Neb. , Fob. 28. Special to
The News : The John Mewls saloon
changed hands yesterday. It was
bought by Aug. Schumacher of this
place and his fcrolher-ln-law
- - of Scrlb
TWO FIREMENMEET DEATH
Ammonia Fumes Fatal to New York
ers and Captain May Not Recover.
New York , Feb. 28. Two firemen
wore Idlled and cloven others rendered
unconscious by fumes at a fire In a
basement of a building In Eighth ave
nue. The condition of two others Is
The dead : Adam Damm , Harry F.
Damm and Baker had carried a pipe
through the basement and Into the
opening leading to a sub-cellar , when
they called for water pressure. How
ever , when other firemen reached the
men to assist in directing the hose
upon the blaze , Damm and Baker were
not to be seen. Ammonia fumes
poured up through the hole and filled
the basement. The fire had melted
the coupling of one of the ammonia
pipes connecting with the cold storage
plant of the market. Rescuing parties
were formed and Damm and Baker
carried up from the hole with diffl
culty. They died soon afterwards
Bach of the rescuers succumbed on
reaching the outer air. Roll call re
vealed the fact that Captain Bernard
Carlook was.down in the hole , where
he had gone In search of victims of
the fumes , and he was brought to the
surface. It is believed that he will
Complaint of Wool Growers.
Cheyenne , Feb. 28. An Important
meeting will be held here March 7 ,
between representatives of all rail
roads west of Chicago and committees
from the national and other wool
growers' associations. The car short
age and .service problems will ho ij | -
cnssod at croat length In the hone
that plans can be formed whereby the
shippers of live stock will he accorded
St. Louis Police Scandal.
St. Louis. Fob 28. On charges of
having piot < cted thieves and re eiv
Ing money and other valuable gilts In
recognition of the alleged protection ,
Assistant Chlol of Detectives John
Keoly and Detectives Michael Cremln ,
A. H Dooky , H P. McQuollan , D. J
McGrath and John McCarthy and Spe
cial Officer Tom Mason were sus
pended pending trial.
Take $10,000 of Bank's Money.
Chicago. Feb. 28. Charles H. Thorn
ton , a note teller , and William Baker ,
a clerk , both employed by the Hamil
ton National bonk of this city , were
arrested , charged with having embez
zled $10,000 of the funds of the bank.
The men wore placed under $10,000
bonds each. High living Is said to be
responsible for the downfall of Thorn
ton and his companion.
Brownsville Inquiry Adjourned.
Washington , Fob. 28. The Browns
ville investigation committee In the
.senate on military affairs was ad
Journcd until March 11. By that time
it Is expected that white officers of
the discharged battalion of negro sol
dlers will bo available as witnesses.
DR. EVANS SCORES A POINT FOR
A Large Portion of the Day Was Oc
cupied by the District Attorney In
Cross Examining Dr. Evans Concern
ing Letters Written by Thaw.
Now York , Fob. 28. A strong point
for the defense was made under the
. eross . examlnadon of Or , Kvans by
District Attorney Jerome today In the
Thaw murder caso.
Dr. Kvans declared on the Htand In
cross-oxamlnation that he
vinced . Harry Thaw had been Insane
for a lime In bin life , but not Insane In
n way from which It would neooHHarlly
follow that ho Is insane , now.
This IH the point that the defense
has been attempting ( o establish all
along that Thaw was Insane when ho
< lllcd White , hut that he In not Insane
Letters Serve For the Point.
Letters written by Harry Thaw
served to bring out this opinion from
Dr. lOvanH was the first witness
called to the stand today and District
Attorney Jerome continued his cross
examination. Dr. Evans was one of
the alienists produced by the defense.
The entire morning was taken up with
questions concerning certain loiters
written by Thaw.
Dr. Evans declared thai the letters
convinced him that Harry Thaw was
Insane I nt the time ho wrote those letters -
tors , but not In the sense that Thaw
would always remain Insane.
New Yoik , Feb. 28. Interest in the
Thow trial centei- in the maneuvers
of District Attorney Jerome , who
seemed to give further Indication of
his purpose In the near future to ap
ply lor a commission in luncay to re
poit on the present condition of the
defendant's mind The witness stand
for the gieater part of the day was
occupied by Di. Evans , director of the
Now Jersey hospital for the insane at
Mori Is Plains , an alienist for the de
fense , who was up for cross o.xamma
tion. Jerome seemed to direct his of-
fnrtq nt iiottinir from Dr Evans infer
mation as to the exact iccognized
forms of Insanity from which the ex
pert declared Harry Thaw was suf-
foiing at the time ol thu "U-a..n
storm , " which resulted in the killing
of While. Dr. Evans had testified
that In his will Thaw displayed ovl
donees of a melancholic state of mind.
The district attorney dwelt for an
hour or more on the subject of melon
cholia and asked the expert if it was
not true that In acute melancholia
there is a recurrence of theflllction
in at least one-third of all cases. Dr.
Evans said there was. Jerome said
he intended calling as the wilness In
rebuttal Dr. Allan MoLane Hamilton
the alienist , who was first employed
by the Thaw defense , but who has
not heretofore figured in the trial Dr
Hamilton recently returned from Eu
rope and In a published Interview just
after he landed was reported to have
said that he came to the conclusioi
that Thaw was insane at the time of
the tragedy and that he Is
insane now. The district attorney
also stated thai he would call Dr
Charles F Blngaman of Pittsburg , the
Thaw family physician , In rcbutlal
Dr. Bingaman was on Ihe stand for a
short while , but Delmajs objectcc
when Jerome slarled in lo cross-exam
Ine the physician as to Insanity in the
Thaw tamily on the ground thai the
witness had not qualified as an expert
By recalling Evelyn Thaw to the
stand for a few questions which ho
had omitted on his long cross-examlna
tlon Jerome indicated that he wouli
call Howard Nesblt , her brother , to
contradict lier in a matlor of credlbll
Hy. He asked Mrs. Thaw if she hai
not told her brother thai Thaw had
treated her cruelly while abroad because
cause she refused to tell lies abou
Stanford White and sny he had
druccod and mistreated her He also
wanted to Know If the brother had not
bought her a pistol with which she
might defend hcrsolf against Thaw.
The defendant's wife denied absolute
ly that there was any truth in any of
Delmab announced that the defence
would conclude its case this week.
Charged With Using Malls to Defraud
by Selling Worthless Stock.
Denver , Feb. 28. C. L. Blackman ,
fiscal agent , and Arthur Lcvan , trustee
of the Lost Bullion Spanish Mines
company , with offices In this city , were
arrested by United States Marshal
I. I. Frank on charges of having used
the malls to defraud by advertising
and selling worthless stock. The
charges 'were made by Postoffico Inspectors
specters Macomlc and Blddeford , who
have Investigated complaints made
against the company. The company's
books , the Inspectors say , show that
$00,000 has been secured In the last
four months from the salu of stock at
40 cents a share.
Seventeen Shot at Riga.
Riga , Russia , Feb. 28. Seventeen
persons condemned by court-marllal
for participating In the recent rising
at Tuluim were shot today.
SIIALLENBERGER GOES OUI
nines McClcary Will Soon Be Second
Asslstnnt Postmaster General
Washington , l-'eli 2iS I'resldont
JnoM\e | | IIMS '
iici'oplod the r6 lgiifitli > n
if Second Assistant '
I'ovtinastui 0 < ix
oral W. S ShalloiilurgiT Id pro
entnllvu James MeCluniy of Mlnno-
ota , who Is
to intlio fioin eongioss
nt thu Him1 of tin1 present session
\'lll ' hi Mr Sluilli '
n herder's SIICCOI.HOI'
'I'ho roblKinitlon of Thlid At-slstnnt
' ( ) . < * ! niiihtur ( lenoial I'M win C Madden ,
t la oMK > ctGl ( , \\lll ho submitted to the
iresldcnl In a day or ( wo No Intliun-
yet IB Klvcn of his succesMii
FJATAL WRECK ON THE WADASH
Engineer Killed When Freight nnd
Accommodation Trains Meet.
' Mexico. Mo. , Fob. 28. During the
ii'nvy fog an oasthounil aceoinmotln
Ion train on ( ho Wabash toad and n
wistbound fi eight train collided In I ho
rnllioad yardH hoic. rumilllng In the
li'nth of Passenger Engineer William
Sluicing and Injury to twenty others ,
soruo being only slightly Injurud.
CHARGED WITH GIVING OUT LETTERS -
WEIGHTY MATTER FOR SOLONS
Nebraska State Senate , Nearlng Close
bf Session ! Is Spending n Little Val
uable Time In Taking Care of Its
Own Private Laundry.
Lincoln , Noh. , Fob. 28. Spoclal to
I'ho NOWH : L. K. Corrtck , clerk of the
coinmltteo or the whole , will ho hives-
Igated by senators.
Slbloy of Lincoln county today declared -
clared that CorrlcU had been guilty of
ghlng letters from Dawson comity nion
o the press , without authorization.
The mutter will como up tomorrow.
tTes ivfoiNEs is ENJOINED.
Judge McPhereon Hands Down De
cree In Street Railway Case.
DCS Molncs , 28. Judge McPljoraon's
ilnnrnr , In llm'I1KO lirollL'llt. llV till !
of DCS Molncs ousting tlio Dos Molnea
street railway from the streets was
filed in the federal court. The decroc
enjoins the- city trom its purpose , the
court holding that the company has a
pnrpetual tranchlsc , gianted in 18C5 ,
and that legislation passed in 1873 and
since 1873 is not applicable , bccaube
it conflicts with the federal constilu-
tion , and thai the city has recognized
the franchise by ordering cxlenslona
South Dakota Legislature.
Pierre. S. D. , Feb. 28. A bill requir
ing a residence ol one year In the
state and thice monlhs in a county be
fore beginning divorce proceedings ,
with all hearings in open court , was
advanced on the senate calendar du-
splle slrong opposilion. The bill or
dering the rotuin to North Carolina of
$30,000 obtained from thai state on
hondF was defeated in the senate 25
RUSS'AN FAMINE GRAFT
Members of Parliament from Novgorod
Adoot Resolutions on Subject.
St. Petersburg , Fob 28 The mem
bers of parliament-elect from Nov
gored mot and drew up a-strong pio-
test against the provincial administia
lion , which , for political reasons , It is
claimed , interferes with the public
famine relief and prosecutes those
who open free eating rooms. Similar
protcsls are being made at Hazan.
The repiesentativob fiom the Cau
casus famine now include the districts
of Mlngrelia , Gurla , Imeretia , Yellza-
bethpol and Erivan. Subscriptions
are being organized here and the pa-
pares are commenting sympathetically
with the dispatches announcing the
opening of subscriptions in America
3,030 , AREJJIVEN LAYOFF
Demand of Butte Miners Cause ol
Stopping Development Work ,
nutte. Mont. , Feb 28. Although 3 ,
000 minors and top men arc Idle , ow
ing to the action of the miners' union
In demanding an Increased scale o
wages May 1 , no apprehension is felt
that any of the mines will close down
It Is understood thai It will bo the
policy of the operating companies Ii
the future to pay the scale , but to em
ploy only half as many men as al pros
cut. Only the mosl urgently neces
sary development work will bo carried
on. Sufficient ore bodies have boon
blocked out in the larger properties
to keep a good force of skilled miners
at xvork for the next fifteen years.
Arguments In Oil Case Ended.
St. Louis , Feb. 28. Arguments In
the ouslor case of ( lie state agalns
the Standard , Republic nnd Waters
Pierce Oil companies were concluded
Special Commissioner Anthony wll
submit his flndli > gs in the case to the
supreme court for final action.
Garrett Heads Air Line.
New York , Fob. 28. W. A. Garret
was elected president of the Seaboan
Air line , to succeed Alfred Walter
who died recently.
GOVERNMENT RENEWS ATTACK
ON FAMOUS DUAL.
ROAD MORTGAGED BEFORE BUILT
Harrlmnn Completed His Testimony.
Mum on Price Paid for St. Joseph
and Grand Island Stock Bought
Road and Sold It to Union Pacific
Now York , Fob. 28. Counsel for the
government , renewed thulr attack on
the llnunclal methods of the llnrilman
Kfoup In the Chicago and Alton rail
road before the Interstate cumuuicc
commission when the ) called CharleH
\V. Milliard , cnmptiollcr of the road ,
as a wittiest ! . Illllliud ( cHllllcd that
he hucnmo lomptiollor In Octobei labt.
when , under the Joint airangeiiient of
thu properJ ! , the Hock Island took Itx
turn. Milliard said his Hi si lank waste
to find money to carry on the Improve
monlH under way. There,1UIH mnnoy
In the tieaHinj for cm tout c\puuncs , '
hut not cnoiigh to carry on ( he Ini
prcneiiii ills , which Included a cut oil
of thirty lour and one-hall miles of
road. Itoiu a point near \lniia.\\ille
" 1 looked into Urn question of rais
ing iiionuy by moil gage , " ho said "ami
I dlscovctcd that It had ahead ) been
Road Mortgaged Before Built.
-"Do I understand ( hat this load had
boon mortgaged belore II was built ? "
asked Commissioner l.ane.
"Yen , I was told that It was covered
by the moitgage of 1900 , and thorn
was nothing thai , could bo clone ex
cept ( o put a second mortgage on it.
which would bine bc"ii poor security , "
Mr. Kullogg ( hen read the mortgage
to show thu line had been covuied by
It and thu witness said : "All ( ho
bonds were gone. I found from the
hooks that $ l3.inn.)00 : ( ) had never bcun
paid to Stantou lei the stock , that the
$ ! ) , lidoOut ) had never beun paid to
Stunlon lor the ioad , b il that the
$22,11(10.000 ( in bonds Had been turned
over to the syndicate , who delivered
the stock and the mad thioiigh the In
termcdlary , Mr. Stanton. "
Thu commlHHlon wanted to know
u-hnt Hie ) ! ; hboweil liuil beun nctn
ally expended In connection with the
handling I of the pioporty , but while
the witness was searching foi the rec
ords the session was adjourned until
Harrlman Completes His Testimony.
I3dward II. Harrlmnn concluded his
pHtlnmny at the morning session He
( Milled that the Union Pacific had
mrolmHod the St. Joseph nnd Grand
Bhjnd since last year. The price paid
was $2.022.000 and the witness owned
he property and sold It to the Union
'aclfio. ' jectlon was made to qucs-
Ions as to when ho bought the stock
f the si. Joseph and Orand Island
nnd what ho paid for It , and the wit
ness declined to answer.
The commission ruled against all
objections , and the record was In each
nstanco properly completed for reference
once to the courts.
William II. Moore and Daniel O
told , directors of the Hock Island
cstifled as to the contracts with Mr
larrlmnn and his associates for join
control of the Alton nnd that there
was no other written or verbal agree
mcnt. Mr. Moore said lhat whllo the
contracl was sllll being fully ob
served , Us effecl was nominal. Ho
and his associates had expected hene
flls from the arrangement that hai
) ot mnlorlallzed and Iheir c-arlic
) lans in connecllon with the projec
> ad not been carried out.
TELEGRAMS JERSELY TOLD
Phlneas IJster was sentenced in the
United States district at St. Louis to
sixty days In jail and fined $1,100 fo
violating the oleomargarine laws.
Mrs. J. F. Apploby of Chicago wa
instantly killed in a runaway acclden
at Santa Cruz. Cnl .1. F. Appleby
her husband , wns seriously Injured.
The Oklahoma constitutional con
ventlon formally killed the separat
coach proposition by laying the con
mittco report lavoring it on the table.
It was decided at a white house conference
forence that the prosecution inaugur
ated bomo time ago In New Yor
against the tobacco trust shall be con
Lymau K. Lane , former financial
clerk in the office of Indian Agent
Kelsey , was arrested at Muskogee , I.
T. , on the chargeof embezzlement of
$7,895 of government funds.
Frank H. Cooper of Seattle was
elected president of the department of
superintendents of the National Edu
cational association. The next con
vention will be hold at Washington.
Flood Takes Out Tracks.
Vermilion , S. D. , Feb. 28. Waters
from the Missouri river overflow are
now covering the railroad grade near
Meckllng for two miles. Half a mile
of track Is washed out and train ser
vice Is cut off from the west for days
Married a't Pierce.
Pierce , Nob. , Feb. 28. Special to
The News : A wedding of more than
local Interest took place yesterday nt
high noon , when Rev. Chns. H. Dalns
united Miss Gertrude Honzlor and
Bruno Kloko In matrimony. The bride
has grown to womanhood In Plorco '
HE CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
omperntiiro for Twenty-four Houro.
Forecast for Nebraska.
ConilllliiiiH of ( ho weather mi record-
il Tor ( ho Iwonty four hours omlltn ;
I H a. in. today :
vorago 1 ! )
nowfall ! Inchon
annnolor 29.7(5 (
ClilriiK" , Fob. UK.Tlic liiillothi IH-
led liy ( ho Chicago Hlallon of tliu
lulled HlaloH wc-alhor bureau ilvt.'ii ;
in fnrcriiHt I'or Nebraska an foltowti :
Snow and colder loulghl will ) cold
u vo oaHlorn portion Friday , ( liuior-
ad IH ( ho beautiful daughter of Mr.
id MrH. Clirln llon/ler , who aioainniii ;
10 oldi'Hl and mewl highly roHpoclod
icoplo of IhlH place. Him IH admired
> y all thai know her , while the groom
H eiiially | an popular. The irooni ; halt
n exIeiiHlve acquaintance over north-
IIH ) Nobriudta and helm ; a Hplendld
ornellHt na well aw a vocallnl. , Ploreo
icople will doubly logiul the depur-
nro of IhlH mil-It' ! yconple , an I hey
eft on ( he Noillnve.slcrn lininedliUely
fler llu > ceieinony for their now homo
i Giogory , HD. . . where I he groom
III engage III the hardware. biiBlneNii.
SENATE PASSES DANIEL IBILL
Establishes Foundation for Promotion
of Industrial Peace.
Wnhlilmtlon , F < 'b. 28. After listen-
ng lo an nignmcnt by Senator Patter-
bon ( Colo. ) In favor ol government
> wnoiHhlp of railroads , thu senate
agicud to the conleu'iico report of the
Ivor and hathor appropriation bill.
Thu senate passed the Daniel bill ,
establishing "tho foundation for the
iromotlon of Industrial peace. " It an-
bori/os a hoard ol trustees to receive
rom President KooHovelt the "Nobel
icace pilzo" as the nucleus of a fund
o bring together at Washington rep
resentatives of capital and labor to
discuss lahoi problems
Thu expatriation bill also waft
passed It inithorl/.os the iKKimnco of
passports lo poisons who have declared -
clared their Intention of becoming citi
zens of thu United States and have
lived In this country thieo years and
who wish to visit countries other than
Uin nun i\r u'Mnli llmv inn tinHvn. Tim
bill provides that a natnnill/cd citizen
of this count IT who gees abroad and
resides for live years shall ho pre
sumed to have abandoned his Amer
ican c Iti/eiii-lilp.
The house agreed to the conference
reports on the bill authorizing the al
lotment and disposal of surplus lands
In the Itoseiini ] Indian i user vat Ion in
Confurnnce reports were agreed to
by the house on the river nnd har
bor appropriation hill. The president
returned to the house , without his ap
proval , a hill for the relief of .1. W.
Bauer and others , glowing out of tholr
fallnio to make returns for special
tax as retail duties on oleomargarine.
The ship subsidy bill was debated , a
still fin the r extension of one hour
having been agreed to for debate.
The flrM Indorsement of President
Roosevelt for the Republican presi
dential nomination in 1908 on the floor
of the house wnn made by Representa
tive Oronnii ( N. I ) . ) , who , while op
posing the ship subsidy bill , said ho
was for Roosevelt for president In
1008 and so wns his state , and they
would send a delegate to the conven
tion lo urge his nomination. This
statement elicited applause from the
STATISTICS OF MORTALITY
Consumption and Pneumonia Still
Lead in Death Rate.
Washington , 1-X'b 28. Out of only
two-fifths of the population of tlio
United States more than half a mil
lion lives were offered up In 1905 as a
saerlllce to disease Startling as this
death rate may seem , it was less than
that for the preceding year , but was
In excess of the number of deaths
The death late trom nephritis and
Drlght's disease , apoplexy , cancer , diabetes -
betes nnd appendicitis Is Increasing ,
whllo that I rom old age , bronchitis ,
convulhloiih , peritonitis and scarlet
fcvot aie decreas-lng
The gicnte. .t death late recorded for
any one dloahe in 1905 was that from
pulmonary tuboiciilosls , amounting to
50,770. whllo pneumonia follows close
ly with a death rate of 39.008 , exclu
sively of bronrho-pneumonla.
The much dreaded cancer shows a
steadily growing . ( loath rate , the fig
ures being 2-1.230
PEORIA SCANDAL REVIVED
Arrest of Tate for Robbing Safe May
Implicate Prominent Citizens ,
Poorla , Feb. 28. Edwin H. Tate , an
ex-convict , hasbeen arrested In New
York city for the robbery of the safe
In the office of the board of school Inspectors
specters in the library building , Jan.
6 , and the taking of the script , for the
forging of whif-h Newton C Dough
erty , former superintendent of schools.
Is now doing time In Jell t.
Thonrrost has implicated four prom
inent residents and oliclals nl Poorlu.
Tate reached Chlrnpo in charge ot
detectives It la said tl.crohhory was
planned by Do'isiu'rtj. who Is serving
o'a auitenco at loliot.
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