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THM NOUKOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOUttVAL FKIDAt MAltCH 5:01909.
Many Important Measures or
Preferred Calendar ,
SIFTING COMMITTEE IS BON
Banking Dill Will Probably Go tr > Gov
ernor Today House Expected to Ao _
cept Senate Amendment Without
Serious Discussion ,
Lincoln , March 22. The leglHlatur
today started on the last lap of iti
work and fnmi now on will constdei
only such measures as make their wa >
through the sifting committees of the
two branches. Theio are a ntimhei I
of Important bills yet on the preferred
calendar , among them being the phyu
leal valuation measure , slock yanU
bills and some other similar leglalu.
tlon. The banking bill will probabl >
go to the governor at the end of to.
day's session , since there Is but one
matter of difference between the house
and senate , which can be settled In
conference without serious dllllculty
The emergency clause was cut out bj
the senate , but the house is expected
to accept the amendment without sutl
ION TO PROBE SOUTH OMAHA RIOTS
Special Representative of Greek Gov
crnment to Make Investigation.
Omaha , March 22. Professor Thou
doro P. Ion , special representative ol
the Greek government , has arrived In
Omaha to make an Investigation ot
the recent South Omaha riots , during
which a number of Greek stores and
residences were demolished and a
number of Hellenic subjects badly
Professor Ion holds the chair of in
ternational law In Boston university
and Is one of the most eminent Greeks
In this country. He will bo assisted
In his investigation by Harry Miivri
kldls , who represents the Dally Alithla ,
an Athens newspaper , and who came
to Omaha recently as a staff repre
sentative of that publication.
The professor says that a full In
vestlgntlon will be made and tha
amount of damage suffered at the
linnds of the rioters ascertained , and a
report made to the Greek minister at
Washington. That ofilclal will lay
the matter before the state depart
incnt , with a request that restitution
be made. While In Nebraska Pro
fessor Ion will visit Lincoln and dis
cuss the affair with Governor Shallen-
MRS , ATTA BANNER ACQUITTED
Woman Who Kills Brother-in-Law
Found Not Guilty.
Omaha , March 22. Mrs. Atta Ban
ner of South Omaha has been acquit
ted of the charge of murdering her
brother-in-law , Fred Banner.
When the verdict was read , Marjorie
King , for whose dishonor her mother
killed Fred Banner , with girlish 1m
pulse throw her arms around her neck
and Implanted kiss after kiss upon
her cheeks , and Mrs. Banner returned
her daughter's affections with a few
pats on her shoulder and smiles. She
was not surprised at the verdict. Sev
ral women and men friends of the
Banners gathered about the slender
woman and kissed her or shook her
hand. Her brother , Willis Hudspoth
was there to reassure her of his Joy
In her acquittal. Her attorneys , Hen
ry Murphy and Matt Goring , congratu
lated her , and she , In turn , thanked
them and told them how proud she
was of the defense they had made.
BOYS CONFESSED MURDER
Bloodhounds Do Effective Work It
the Dillon Case.
Alma , Neb. , March 22. The Beatrlc
bloodhounds did effective work li
trailing down the murderers of Will
lam Dillon , near Oxford. The dogs
took up the trail , which wus severa
days old , and as a result two boys
George Crltzer and Ben Heddondorff
weie arrested and have confessed to
the crime. According to their story
Heddendorff did the shooting , and In
the division of the plunder Crltzer BU
cured only $20 and a watch for hi
share of the results of the ciime
Critzer Is only sixteen years of ac
and Heddendorff eighteen.
Woman Ends Life With Shotgun.
Nelson , Neb. , March 22. Mrs. Joseph
soph Kramer , living five miles south
west of here , took her life by shoot
Ing herself with a shotgun. Th
charge tore away part of her face
She took off one shoo and pulled the
trigger with her toe. The gun wa
to heavily charged that In addition U
haltering the woman's head , It mad
a hole two Inches in diameter In th
celling. A piece of her skull as la'rg
as a man's hand was found back of her
chair and the walls were bespattered
with blood. No reason IB known for
the mad act. Mrs. Kramer was In the
city the day before the tragedy. She
leaves a husband and five children ,
out of them married.
Interurban Line for Sioux Cltv.
Sioux City , March 22. Preliminary
iteps for the opening of an Interurban
railway line between Sioux City and
Hartlngton. Neb. , have been taken by
Blouic City and Nebraska business men.
Modjeska Is No Better.
Lei Angeles , March 22. The condi
tion of Madame Modjeskn , who is ly.
ing very low at her country home n ar
Santa Anita , remains unchans J.
PRIZE WINNERS AT PITTSBURG
Llpman Team of Chicago Annexe *
Five Men Event.
PlttBburg. March 20. First honor
In thu live-men clnan of the bowling
tournament Is captured by the Upmati
tam of Chicago , with a world's record
fetotu of 2Hi2. , ! Their prize Is $70U
Al and Tony Bchwougler of Madison ,
WIs. , are first In the double class , with
u world's record score of 1,1104. , Their
prize Is $ < ! ! > . First place In the indi
vidual class Is undecided. F. Brugge-
man of Sioux City , la. , and Larry Sutton -
ton of Rochester , N. V. , are tied fet
this honor , with a ucoie of 091. In
the all-events honor roll , .1. Itlnlii of
Chicago , Is first , with u state of 1,855
His | prize Is $100.
"YOUR MOVE" BY CAOLE
English and American Students Play
Long Distance Chess Today.
Princeton , N. J. , March 20. Play
was begun hero today In the Interim-
tlonal cuhl ) chess match between
students of American unlvcisitkH and
the students ropiesentlng the English
universities of Oxlord and Cambridge.
The Amotlcan colleges ropieseiited are
Columbia. Pennsylvania , Princeton
There are six players on each side
The prize Is the Isaac L. Rice trophy ,
low held In this country. It was won
> y the American students ! ar t year b >
ho BCOIO of 3ito . 2'/j. '
RUSSIA READY TO INTERVENE
Troops Already on Move Toward Per
St. Petersburg , March 20. All prep
arations are now complete for Russian
nilitary intervention In Persia shou
such a step be lound necessary. The
Third Rlllo battalion , with Its field
equipment , arrived at Julfa , on the
i'erslun frontier , coming from Tlllls.
The men are under canvas In the ox-
jectatlon of orders to proceed to
Tabriz. The Snllansk regiment also
s In leadlness to move at a moment's
lotlce. Supplies and equipments are
now being sent forward from Resht.
FITCH ARRIVESJN NEW YORK
Council Bluffs Man Nears End of Hit
Aimless Wanderings ,
New York , March 22. Edward H
Fitch of Council Blurts , secretary o )
the Iowa State Insurance company ,
who was lost on the continent four
months ago whllu members of the
United States consular service all over
Europe vainly sought trace of him ,
arrived on the Pannonia.
Mr. Fitch was plainly suffering from
the aftur effects of the nervous attack
which sent him wandering aimlcssl }
about from one country to another ,
He went to Europe In the early fallen
on the first vacation that he had taken
In five years.
Mr. Fitch said that he supposed
from overwork and nervous strain he
suffered a lapse of memory. He salt
he had not written home because he
did not think there would be any anx
lety regarding him , and the first he
knew of the muss which his disap
pearance had created was when , hav
Ing exhausted his funds , he went to
Consul Crowninshleld In Naples to ask
for assistance in getting back to Amor
Paderewskl Stricken with Rheumatism
New Yotk , March 22. Ignace Jan
Paderewski. the famous piano virtuoso
ese , arrived here from Minneapolis
after cancelling three engagements In
the west , to place himself in the hands
of a specialist on rheumatism. Pade
rewskl was suddenly stricken with
rheumatism In his right hand and am
a few hours before the time schedule )
for his concert in Minneapolis , bu
by a supreme effort managed to play
lila program throuch
Official Call Issued for Twentieth An
nual Session at Denver.
Denver , March 22. Secretary Ar
thur F. Francis of the Transmississlp
pi Commercial congress Issued the oil !
clal call for the twentieth annual ses
slon of that association , to be held
In Denver , Aug. 1C to 21. Added' Inter
est attaches to the meeting this yea
from the fact that President Taft wil
be present and take part In the pro
ceedings. A large attendance of repre
Eentatlves of the Latin-American coun
tries is also expected In the Intercs
of the movement for closer commer
clal relations between this country
and the republics of South and Cen
tral America and Mexico One thing
will be barred , according to the execu
live committee , and this Is discussion
of questions of a political nature.
ENGLISH FEAR OUR HORSES
American Cracks Entered In Britls
Races Beginning This Week.
London , March 22. The opening o
the English racing season this wee
with the Lincolnshire handicap begin
a season full of interest to sportsme
on both sides of the Atlantic. Man
of America's beet runners are entere
In the big English events , and leadln
native horsemen have given It as the
belief that the foreigners will carr
off some of the stakes.
Among the American horses who ar
heavily handicapped in the Epsoi
Derby , the Liverpool Spring Cup , th
Great Jubilee handicap and other bl
races are Colin , Ballot , Fair Play , Pri
cllllan , Sir Martin , Norman III. , Deli
lum and other cracks.
Railroads Denied New Trial ,
Salt Lake , March 23. The traffic of
iflclals and railroads convicted las
January In the United States dlstrlc
court of conspiracy In connectloi
IIwith the refusal to deliver coal to ai
Independent coal dealer were denle
n pew trial and will bo sentenced o
NEWTURN IN CENTRAL
Presidents of Five Republics Wil
Hold Conference Scon.
Mexico City , March 22. It Is now
believed a certainty that a conference
of the five presidents of Central Amor
lean republics will be hold shortly
Word has reached hero that IMesldenl
Cabrera oi Guatemala , Duvllu of I km
durus and Xelajn of Nicaragua havt
agreed to the proposed meeting. U it' '
thought that President Flgiieroa ol1 ! .
Salvador and the president of Costa ! I
Rica will also consent to thu Invltti
tlon which was sent out by Senoi' '
lichovorria , president of thu Centra ,
American branch of the American rt
publics , and the gathering will be toi ,
the consideration of ways and moan , I I
of living up to the spirit of the Wash '
Ington peace pact anil thus remove all
cause tor Intervention In Con ti til
American affairs on the part of elthoi
the United States or Mexico.
The news of the acceptance ol
Estrada Cabrera of Guatemala and his
enemy , Jose Santos Zoluyn of Nica' '
ragua , comes as an agreeable surprise
to the well wishers of Central Amen ,
lea. Cabrera lira I declared that he
would do nothing unless the muetlny' '
was held at Guatemala City , but lutei
revised his declaration by agreeing to
be present at a conference held on
ucutral ground. It Is considered likely
that a request will be sent to the
American state department as soon lu
Salvador and Costa Rica are heard
from , asking that the conference b
permitted to meet on board one of tin
cruisers of the Pacific squadron. j I
The harbor of Amapala will prob.v
bly bo selected as the meeting place. '
This new turn In Central American' '
affairs Is looked upon by those well In.1 (
formed as the most Important that
has happened in recent years and 13
believed to have been forced by tha
firmness of the state department at
Sharon , Pa. , March 22. Weary and
worn from the strain of the last four' '
days , J. P. Wlliitln , father of Willie
WhHla , the kidnaped boy , returned
from a fruitless trip to Cleveland. |
"Wo know no more now , ' said Mr.
Whltla , "than wu did before , and we
seem to be uo further along with the
search than we were last night. " |
It is thu general belief here that the
abductors , leallzing to what an extent
the public is aroused over the kid
naping , will not dare open up coire-
spondence with Mr. Whitla at present.
Hoping that something may divert the
public attention , they will then com- ;
munlcate with the father privately and
await his assurances that the whoit1
matter will be kept quiet till after the
boy has been returned , the reward
paid' and they have had time to get
The terrible anxiety and uncertainty
as to their little son's fate has had Us
effect on both parents of the boy. The
lather refuses to sleep at all and keeps
-4P through sheer will power. The
mother , who will not allow her daughter - !
ter , Sallna , out of her sight , is showing' '
the effects of the worry , and physl- ,
clans gave orders that she be not al
lowed to see any visitors. Hundreds
of letters from all over the country ,
continue to pour in from friends and
strangers alike , tendering sympathy.
The full story of the frustrated at
tempt to pay over $10,000 In ransom
for the return of the kidnaped boy be
came known. J. P. Whltla , the father ,
was Instructed In a letter from the
kidnapers to leave the money In Flatiron -
iron park , Ashtabula , Saturday night.
If no detectives were about , the kid
napers promised , they would secure
the money and deliver the boy safely
to the father in a hotel at Ashtabula at
3 a. in. Whitla deposited' the money
as requested , but the Ashtabula po
lice learned of the plans to pay the
ransom and went to the park. Tne
kidnapers are supposed to have seen
them , for .iot a man approached the
spot at which the money had been left.
Whltla had a score of detectives and
twenty three members of the Pennsyl-
vanla state constabulary in readiness
In Cleveland to start a search for the
kidnapers as soon as he had safely se
cured the boy.
A man and a boy , believed' to he
Willie Whltla and one of his kidnap
ers , were detained by the police of
Cuyahoga Falls. The man claims h
Is from Harrisburg , Pa.
WORK OF'MARiriME "CONFERENCE
Declarations Regarding Absolute and
Conditional Contraband of War.
Washington , March 22. The decla
ration of principles regarding the law
of maritime war agreed upon by the
confeience of ten of the principal mar
itime nations of the world , held la
London during the past winter , were
made public at the state department
The principles enunciated In the decla
ration are to act as a guide for the
government of the international prize
court to be established at The Hague.
They are regarded aa of great Import
ance and mark a decided step for
ward In the establishment of a code
for naval warfare.
On the question of contraband , the
conference adopted three classifica
tions , viz ; Absolute , conditional and
not contraband. Absolute contraband
Includes generally articles and Imple
ments of war , and that may be used
In war. Conditional contraband in
cludes food supplies , fodder and grain ,
clothing suitable for military use ,
gold and silver , coined and in bars ,
and paper representing money ; air
ships and Hying machines , fuel , lubri
cants , powders and explosives not
specially designed for war use , barbed
wire ; horspshoes and shoe outfits.
STUDENT DIES FROM HAZING
Strung Up by Anklei to a Sapling by
Imllniiiiiollt | ) , March 22. Chnrlea
StlntHun la ( tend us n result of hazing
by lultow students at thu White school ,
\vhu , It Is alleged , strung him up b >
the unities to n sapling "ear thu schuo'
building and left him hanging so long
that he died n Tew hours after hu was
token down Several teachers oi the
White school wore driven a\\ny by un
ruly students. It Is expected that arrests -
rests will follow.
Coopers Released on Bonds.
Nashville , Tcnn. , March 22. After
filing a bond totaling nearly $1,500,000 ,
Colonel n. 11. Cooper and Robin J
Cooper , convicted of murder tn the
Bfcond degree and sentonc'ed to twen
ty years In thu penitentiary for the
killing | of former United States Semi
tor | Curium U , letlied to the home ol
Judge J. C. Bradford and discussed thr
\ next move in 'he rase
ALLEGED SWINDLLRS iNDICTED
Grand Jury Returns Bills Against J
C. Maybray and George Ryan.
Council Blurt's , la. , March 22. Tin
local authorities are now ready lol
the arrival of J. C. May hi ay , author
It is alleged , of numerous swindles
the giaml jury having returned leu
Indictments uguiiibt Maybray and <
George llyun , said to bo his partner
Just what action will be taken 1C
bilng Maybray and Ryan to Council
Bluffs is not known , but from piusonl
indications they will not reach here
for at least another week. No less
than a dozen mun , who lost from $2 ,
000 to $10,000 each , were present U
testify , but only six of them wore giv
en the opportunity , it being found
further testimony was not necessary
Postolflce Inspector Swenson has
Just returned from Dos Molnes , wheie
hu had a conference with the ofllciaU
at division headquarters. Hu wil' '
probably leave soon for Little Rock
to pursue the work of securing May-
bray's presence In this city.
Ex-President In High Spirits Ovei
African Hunting Trip ,
Oyster Bay , N. Y. , March 22. Hap
py In thu piospect of his departure to
morrow morn.ng for his long planned
African hunting trip , ex-President
Roosevelt was the soul of good humoi
at'his home In Sagamore Hill , where'
the members of his family gathered
for a final reunion before the long
Journey to the Jungle. The ex-presl |
dent was In high spirits and took a
delight in looking after his personal' 1
belongings. W. Emlen Roosevelt and
his family , cousins of the ox-president
called Thu secretary of the Interior ,
Garfield , visited Mr. Roosevelt and extended -
tended his wishes for a safe journey.
Mr. Roosevelt seemed surprised
when Informed that several delega
tions from civic and political organl
zatlons from various parts of the coun
try would be at the dock and that several -
oral thousand people would undoubted
ly be on hand to give him a parting
cheer as the steamship goes out
Church Organist Drops Dead.
St. Louis , March 22. Mrs. Georgia
Wlieeler , organist at the Gibson'
Heights Presbyterian church , dropped
dead as she enteted the organ loft to
play the first hymn of the morning ser
vices As soon as It was discovered
that life was extinct the congregation
Okahoma Land Suits.
Muskogee , Okla. , March 22. Argu
ments on demurrers will be heard In
the United States court here today in
the government land suits brought to
clear the titles to Indian lands. Thirty
thousand people In eastern Oklahoma
have been made defendants.
Steamer Wrecked on Duxbury Reef.
San Francisco , March 22. The coast
ing steamer R. D. Inman , which sailed
In ballast from this port for Portland ,
was driven upon Duxbury reef during
a severe storm and Is a total wreck.
Her crew of twenty-one men and offl-
cers were rescued.
Mine Blast Kills Six Men.
Evansville , Intl. , March 22. The list
of dead resulting from the explosion
In the Sunnyslde coal mine was In
creased to six when John Petit , ona
of the injured , died. All the other
inlured men will recover.
Conference of Attorney Generals.
Jefferson City , Mo. , March 22. At
torney General Major announced
that a conference of the attorney gen
erals of Missouri and adjoining states
would probably bo hold in Kansas City
early next month to discuss problems
of mutual Interest , particularly rail l
road rate legislation. Gectral Major
expects to send letters of Invitation
to the attorney generals of Illinois ,
Iowa , Nebraska , Kansas , Oklahoma
Kight iv. NOW Up to Jeffrloi.
Chicago , March 22. it took Hugh
Mclntosh , the Australian fight promot
er , only a few minutes to get Jack
Johnson , the heavyweight champion
of the world , to consent to fight James
J. Jeffries , the retired champion , tot
u purse of $50,000. The Australian
promoter Is confident ho will got Jef
fries' consent a. that the big fight
The Whale's Blow.
Porpoise What Is the whale blowing
ajtiout ? nosfish-Oh , he got BO mnuy
notices for his feat In swallowing Jo
nah bo's been blowing over ulnce. Ex
SUIT TO DISSOLVE
OIL TRUST CALLED
i Government Case Against Stand
ard in Court Today ,
St. Ixiuls , March 23. In the circuit
court of the United States lot tno' ! '
Eighth judicial circuit the suit ol thuj
fedoial government under the Slier-j I I
man anti-trust law to dissolve tno
Standard Oil company of New Jersey
was called today. The Judges who aru
hearing thu arguments me Willis Van' '
Duvantur , William C. Hook , Walter 11.
Stillborn and Elmur U. Adams.
In the event of a dlsagi cement
among these Jurists the case will bo
certlllod up to the Mipromu court. In
any event the case will not be tried by ,
the appellate division , as it has been
arranged that In the event ol a de
cision either way thu casu will bo ap
pealed direct to the supreme court.
This Is the case which has already
cost the government and the company
about $5,000,000 and In which hearings
11 have been held In many cities. The
case was filed In St. Louis in Decem
ber , 1UOU , and the taking of testimony
began thu following year. The government - | ,
mont has piesentod 1'JO witnesses and
the Standard Oil company MO. The
complaint In the casu names seven individual -
dividual defendants , besides the Stand-1 ' '
ard of Now Jersey , and sixty-nine alleged -
logod subsidiary oil companies. |
The individual defendants named
are John D. Rockefeller , William
Rockefeller , H. 11. Rogers , Henry M.
Flaglur , John 1) . Archbold , Oliver II.
Payne and Charles M. Pratt.
Cleveland , March 20 That Willie
Whltla , kidnaped son of Attorney
James Whltln of Sharon , Pa. , would
soon be restored to the hands of ,
friends was the prediction made by thu
Cleveland police. Two men and a boy
answering the descriptions of the kid
napers and their victim wore seen hero.
Frank H. Buhl , the mllllonatra
uncle of Willie Whltla , arrived here
fioni Sharon and immediately assumed
charge of the hunt for his nephew
Accompanied by a detective and Clerk
Dougherty they departed In an auto
mobile in a continuance of the search. I
Mr. Buhl Insisted that all of ttiu1
family hotels In the city be visited.
For two hours the automobile whirled
about the city. Thoroughly worn
out by the long ride , he returned to
the Hotel Euclid. He was unwilling' '
to admit either that the boy seen hero
was or was not his nephew.
City Water Reservoir Bursts at Par-
kersburg , Causing $250,000 Damage.
Parkersburg , W. Va. , March 20.
Three persons were killed , three otli-
' ers probably fatally injured and many '
more slightly hurt and ten or n-ore , !
houses completely wieckcd and forty
more badly damaged when the two ,
large water tanks supplying the city ,
I with watejburst. . The dead are Mr. ! | ( '
and Mrs. Walter Waggee and small i'
child. Their bodies were found In the ,
ruins of their home. I
The Immense stream of released I
water rushed down Prospect hill ,
sweeping everything before It. Houses |
j i were swept Into the street and the (
residents knocked from their beds. I i
The two tanks contained the entire ,1 ,
city supply of water and a famine Is ,
' now Imminent. The damage will I
amount to $250.000. St. John's Luth- ,
| I eran church was almost completely j |
demolished , but through Its sacrifice |
many lives were spared and much
more damage prevented , as It was di
rectly In the path of the water. The
breaking of the tanks Is believed to
have been caused by some miscreants ,
who dynamited them , as two explo
sions wore heard.
PITTSDURG GRANINURY REPORTS
Sensational Rumors Are Rife as to
Plttaburg , March 20. The grand Jury
which has been Investigating thu
charges of alleged corruption in the
municipal affairs of this city on an or.
der made by Judge L. L. Davis ana be
fore whom fifty prominent citizens
were summoned to tell what they
knew about councllmanic graft , pre
Edited their findings to Judge Davis.
The court said that on account of the j I
extreme seriousness of the matter he
would take the report under advise
ment and ordered the Jury to ruoort
in court Monday.
Sensational developments were ex <
pccted Immediately upon the presenta
tion of the jury's report to the court
and rumor Is rife about the contents
of the document.
Efforts to secure the release of Coun
cilman John F. Klein , who was com
mitted to jail for refusing to testify-
have thus far proved futile ,
girl , are you ? Mamma Certainly not ,
my dear. I'm n woman. Little Flora
But you were n little girl , weren't you ?
Mamma Oh , yes , years ago. Little
flora Well , where Is the little girl
now that you used to be ? Chicago
"Can you tell me what steam is ? "
asked the examiner.
"Why , Bitro , sir , " replied Patrick
confidently. "Steam Is why er It's
wither thot's pone crazy wld the
uregoryeeps Land Office.
Washington. Marcli -Secretary
Bellinger of the Interior department
lias decided that the land office at
Gregory , S D. , shall not be removed
'o HulUiQ , uu desiied by some of thu
leading cltlzenR of the latter place.
I AilMERS TO JNBHT PACKERS
Oklahoma Co-operatlv * SocUty M
Erect packing Plant and Elevator * .
Oklahoma City , Okla. , March 22-
Assurtlng that the time has come foi
the people of Oklahoma to light U
rid themselves ol the so-called trusts
which , they assert , contiol the output
of grain and cattle of Oklahoma , am
make practically their own prices , at
experimental co-opaiatUo company
known as the Oiain and Stock Grow
en- ' association , has boon organlzuc
by a branch of the Fanners' uulou It.
In opposing the packers , thu nssouia
tlon will eiect a packing pluut. Tc
llnanco the plant the association wil
accumulate a lund ot about JDuo.OUO
Sluues In It will bo sold at $1 uacb
and no person may own more than OIK
In the handling of Oklahoma gruli
thu association proposes to build u co
operative olevutot at every grain ship
ping station in thu statu and to sul !
Its grain for export.
TALK ON COALSTRIE : ; TODAY
Anthracite Miner * Begin Tlielr Con
vention In Scranton , Pa.
Scranton , Pa. , March 23. Unless the
tri-dlstrlct I convention m antniaclto
Illinois i which began In this cit > today
adopts ' plans lor making lurther elioris
to I obtain lioni the coal companies u
now 1 agreement to take the place of
thu 1 onu wnlcli uxplios Maich 31 u
btrlko < of the htud coal mlnots will
piobubly i result.
"Recognition of our union Is onu
point i upon which wu shall stand last , "
said i President Thomas L. Lewis of
the i United Mine Workeis. "Our other
demands < are reasonable and jusi and
should be granted by the operators ,
but the mutter upon which wo uro
united and In until u harmony is rec
ognition of our organization. The de
mand of the miners for recognition of
the union Imposes no hardship on the
The present agreement between the
miners and thu operators was made in
190C , to run three years. The operators
assert their willingness to renew the
agreement , but declare that they can
not grant the present demands of the
miners for shorter hours and higher
wages without increasing the price of
coal. This they declare themselves un
willing to do , in view of presonj. Indus
trial conditions. The operators have
also como out for the "open shop. "
BALLOON LOST IN SIERRAS
Feared That Six Men in "America"
May Have Perished.
Los Angeles , Cal. , March 23.
Friends of thu six men who ascended
from Tournament park in Pasadena
Saturday in the big Ferris balloon
"America" have been without wort
of them or the slightest knowledge of
the late that has overtaken the In
trcpid aeronauts. As fur as informa-
tlon here goes , no human being has
caught sight of the huge gas bag since
it rose above I he park enclosure , in
sight of 5,000 enthusiastic sightseers
The belief that some tragic late has
befallen the men which formed the
party has led to the formation of man >
relief expeditions into various parts
of the Siena. Mudre mountains , direct
ly over which the strong current car
ried the balloon , when it had reachei
an altitude of a tew thousand feet
There are three distinct mountain
ranges before the Mojave desert Is
reached , fifty miles north of Pasadena
11 the balloon Is able to sail over this
fifty-mile stretch of mountain chaii
and come to eartn on the Mojave ties
ert theru Is hope that the occupants
of the basket , after tramping man )
weary miles , may be able to read
shelter. If the balloon was not able
to cross the Sierras and was brougl
down among the mountains , only a
miracle can save the men from death
FLORIDA BEACH AUTO
Famous Drivers Entered in Grea
Daytona , Fla. , March 23. With the
firing of the pistol starting the Florida
stock car price class race this inc\iiug
the seventh annual international auto
mobile races on Daytona beach begun.
The opening race will bo followed by
twenty-one events , contested on tour
days , the last event of the speed car
nival being a bicycle race on Friday.
It Is expected tlmt all sorts ot auto
mobile , motor cycle , aeroplane and bi
cycle records will be broken during
the four day tournament. Some of thu
best automobile drivers of the world
are here and their ranks
, are re-en
forced by motor cyclists and bicyclisti
of international reputation. The aero-
pianists are not so well known , but
keen interest is expressed In their con-
Among the events on the program
are the Minneapolis trophy race , tha
two-mlle-a-minuto speed crown race ,
the ono mile record race tor the Sir
Thomas Dewar $2,000 trophy , the In
ternational l.-eo for all race , the Van-
derbllt cup competitors' race , the mo
tor cycle 100 milu Marathon and tha
nuroplanu spued trials for the cash
prizes offered by President Bishop ol
the Aero Club of America. Of capo-
clal interest is the Invitation mutch
automobile race , In which George Rob
ertson , Lewis Strung , Herbert Lytle ,
Ralph do Palma and other noted driv
ers aru entered.
Daytona and the other towns along
and near the famous sand course aru
crowded with visitors from all parts
of the United States. A record break
ing attendance for the races Is assured ,
Given lot any tubtlance in-
IUMOUI In licallli lounil iiifixxl
mulling ( torn llie uie of
BANK BILL U ?
House Concurs In Senate Amend
ments to Measure ,
RATIFIES ALL THE CHANGES ,
Bartos Bill Limiting Dividends of
Stockholders Recommended for Pas
sage Dlcrs' Garnlshee Measure It
Passed by Senate ,
Lincoln , March 23. The hoitso con
curred In the senate amendments to
the bunk deposit guaranty bill , which
has the effect of passing It , and It
now goes to the governor. It was onu
of thu bills In which W. J. Bryan took
a personal Interest and has been u
source of extended debate throughout
the session of the legislature , now
Hearing a close. In addition to provid
ing for the guaranteeing of deposits ,
It makes important changes in th
banking laws of thu statu.
Representative Taylor of Ouster
county was the only member to maku
serious objection to a concurrence In
the senate amendments to the bunk
guaranty bill. He objected to mak
ing the initial levy one Instead of one-
half of 1 per cent. Ho declared the
"tearing down of the bill was done In
the Interest of national banks" and
said' it had boon "so trimmed down
that national banks will have no edge
over state bunks. " Graff of Cuming ,
who reported the bill , was thu princi
pal speaker to oppose Taylor.
When Graff finally moved that the
senate amendments bo concurred In ,
the motion was adopted by a vote of
53 to13. .
The bank bill formed the chief
source of interest in both branches
and a number of senators were on the
house lloor during the deliberation ! !
over the amendments. The meusuro
will be in Governor Shallenbergur's
hands today and probably will be
signed by him without further ado.
Limit Dividends of Stockholders.
In the senate a bill was recommend
ed for passage which prevents stock
holders in stock life Insurance com
panies accepting more than 8 per cent
dividends , or bonuses' in lieu thereof.
Senator Bartos of Saline county
fathered the bill , for which he made
a strong fight. He cited figures to
show conditions that had been uu
earthed in large life insurance com
panies and was able to carry his point.
The bill will probably be before the
senate for passage before the week
Senator Dlers' bill providing for the
lowering of the exemption of wages
from garnishee proceedings from 93
per cent to 75 per cent was passed by
the senate by a vote of 21 to 9. How
ever , the bill as amended provides
that no one's wages shall be subject
to these proceedings except for debts
contracted for the necessities of life.
The senate committee of thu whole
recommended for passage the bill to
piohibll merchants using trading
stamps or premiums of any kind aa
an inducement to trade. A fine of
from $25 to $100 Is fixed for violation
A number of the appropriation bills
were placed on the general file of the
senate on recommendation of the
finance , ways and1 means committee.
The bills provided for appropriations
of $70,000 for a building at the feeb'o '
minded Institute at Beatrice ; $3.000
for Impiovement In the state flsu
hatcheries at South Bend , and $5,000
for Improving the same In Cherry
county ; $50,000 for library at Peru ;
$50,0i:0 : for wing to chapel and gym
nasium at Kearney normal ; $75,000
for weak school districts
PEACE IN DALKANS ASSURED
Report From Belgrade Says Servla
Will Agree to Disarm.
Belgrade , March 22. Peace Is re
garded as assored. It was seml-otll-
cially stated that the powers today
will Invite Servla to declare the ques
tion of the annexation of Bosnia and
Herzegovina settled and to disarm and
discharge Its reservists. Furthermore ,
It Is said that the Servian government
will accede to this request , thus openIng -
Ing the way for direct negotiations be
tween Austria-Hungary and Servla for
k commercial agreement.
Prisoners Blown From Guns.
Peshawur , British India , March 22
It Is reported that 1,200 arrests have
been made nt Jellalabad , Afghanistan ,
In connection with the plot recently
discovered to murder the nmeer , the
heir apparent and the other members
Df the royal family. According to ad
vices , batches of prisoners are being
blown from guns dally
Killed at Crossing.
West Point , Neb. , March 20. Mich ,
aol Knueckel , aged seventy-two , and
an old resident of the city , was killed
nt the Grove street crossing by a Chicago
cage and Northwestern Black Illlla
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