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TI1K NORFOLK WKKKLY NEWS-JOt'KNAL , FRIDAY , MARCI ! 31 , 1911.
Tkt NerfOlk Wwkly News-Journal
Tbo NnwH , EHtitbllBhed 1881.
The Journal. Established 1877.
THE HU8E PUDLI8HING COMPANY
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Entered ut tlio poatoJllco at Norfolk ,
Neb. , ( in second clans mutter.
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No. 22. HiiHint'HH Ofllco and Job HOOIIIB.
Wltli u nmn by the ntimc of Spry as
governor , the atuto of Utah ought to
To roclprocato or not to reciprocals
thut'H the question thut will soon bo
tip to congreBB'for settlement.
No horse racing In Now York this
season , but no one interferes much In
the mad race between the autolsts and
The pay of the Missouri legislature
boa been reduced to $1 a day , and if
they take a spurt they may bo able to
arn the money.
The philosophers who call for sweet
ness and light can now Ilnd it by hunt
ing up a red haired girl eating the
new maple sugar.
The effect of the packers' immunity
bath has run out. Like the small boy ,
they find that ono Saturday night doeu
not do U once tor all.
Dr. Mary Walker would bo the high
est mark of statesmanship In the Now
York senatorship for many years , with
ono or two bright exceptions.
After many years , England haa
erected a Btatuo to General Wolfe , the
bravo and brilliant soldier who won
Canada for tlio British in 1759.
The supply of broom corn has been
turned at Charleston , 111. , but the bald
headed end of the favorite kitchen
weapon still remains formidable.
Tt Is reported that a member of the
Now York legislature seconded n mo
tion to adjourn for luncheon the other
day without asking Charllo Murphy.
Governor Wilson of Now Jersey will
get his electoral reform bill passed.
Ho entertains the obsolete notion that
It is the business of a governor to gov
Vice President Corral of Mexico
goes to Europe for his health. If ho
wants a complete rest , ho should come
up here and take Vice President Sher
If our soldiers down in Texas could
but flnd some way to persuade Senator
Bailey to resign for good , wo should
pay our bills for the maneuvers with
out a murmur.
Arbitration with Franco Is now pro
posed. Things are getting so plagued
friendly that Uncle Sam may never
get a chance to use those $10,000,000
armorclad playthings of his.
A man at Hethlebem , Pa. , claims
the piano playing prize , with a record
of thirty hours 15 minutes , but some
of the artists in our neighborhood have
frequently bested that figure.
A Kansas couple who married recently -
cently attested to the growing quali
ties of the soil of the state. The groom
was seven feet four inches tall and
the bride six feet five inches.
No war with Mexico unless congress
I declares it. As congress won't bother
with such trifles until the patronage is
carved up , we shall not need to hire
a substitute until next fall , anyway.
It Is said that J. P. Morgan and John
D. Rockefeller have commanded Presi
dent Diaz to retire , but ho seems to
be one of those men who have no re
spect for the constituted authorities.
Americans are fast returning from
Mexico. It may seem slow for them
around here , but you can be reason
ably sure that your business olllce
won't bo converted into kindling wood
They have got gold ore at Washoe ,
Nov. , worth $20.000 a ton , but the real
strike conies when eastern investors
pay $20,000 for those handsome litho
graphs entitling them to a few square
yards of sagebrush.
General Ileyes of Mexico laughs at
the idea of tlio United States army
invading that country and adds ,
"America will have Japan to reckon
with should she get entangled in war
with another power. "
It is now claimed by some of the
war jingoes that there are over 60,000
Japanese in Lower California and that
it Is through fear of their influence
over Mexico that the American army
was mobilized in Texas.
The public still buys lower Bleeping
car berths , though they cost more.
The fathers made money by tolling
laboriously across the plains in prairie
schooners , the luxurious sons spend it
to save a four-foot climb.
Fifty million cubic yards of dirt yet
to be dug at Panama. Now If the
small boys of America would only gn
down there and dig their bait for the
lolling season , Uncle Sam could get It
nil spaded up for nothing.
President Tnft IB trying to save the
country $300,000,000 a year , but with
the pension and public building claim
ants clamoring , It Is Bimply changing
holes through which the money shall
Jack Johnson linn a skull nearly
three-quarters of an Inch thick. This
must he a line arrangement for any
one. The arguments of the people
who differ with you would not bother
President Taft assures the Jap am
bassador that we are good friends of
his country. The only thing that could
ever persuade Japan to attack us Is
the constant display of fear of such
an event by seine folks.
Champ Clark says that the demo
cratlc party presents a united front.
The new democratic leader wants to
watch very closely lest some ambl
tloun statesmen In his own party
doesn't start a flre in the rear.
The president of a great manufac
tuning concern said in a recent address
dross : "Men in the mass are easy
and cheap to get , but the supply of
high priced men men of training , ca
pacity , character , integrity , industry
and ambition is always far short of
the demand. "
With all the war preparations that
are going on at the present time in
every one of the great and powerful
nations of the earth , it begins to look
as If they were all determined that
peace should prevail , oven if they are
obliged to get into a general scrim
mage to bring it about
During the past several years the
United States has created forest re
serves in twenty states , all of which
are west of the Mississippi , except
Michigan and Florida. The Appala
chian mountain reserve gives New
England , the middle and southern
states a just and deserved share in the
benefits of this wise policy.
There has been quite a change in
Lo , the poor Indian , since the days
when Cooper wrote his Leather Stock
ing Tales. The Crow Indians , who
own fine farms , good horses , modcn :
farm machinery and educate their
children , now aspire to tungsten lights
and have engaged a contractor to
build them on electric light plant.
The iteration and reiteration o
friendship of Japan to the United
States by Baron Uchida , the Japanese
minister , on the one bond , and that o
President Taft telling of the friend
ship of the United States for Japan
show more clearly than anything else
the mutual suspicion of each nation
toward the other at the present time
The son of the Hungarian states
man , Count Apponyi , is to be educatet
in an American college , because his
father thinks that will surely make i
man of him. Let us hope the fathc
will not be disappointed. That is wha
American colleges are designed to
make of their students , but after al
much depends on the material in the
boy who enters these institutions , as
many parents have discovered to their
The postofllce authorities have gath
ered in a fellow named Munroe , who
through the medium of circulars mall
ed In New York , succeeded in swind
ling the public out of large sums o
money. Munroo's specialty was "wire
less stock" which his circular describ
ed as paying heavy dividends , and the
suckers jumped in at it end bough
the stock in very large blocks. These
people deserve very little sympathy
as they have been warned by the
newspapers time and time again note
to indulge in the luxury of throwing
away their money in thia way.
It la high time that more drasti
laws were enacted in the many state
of the union regulating the operation
of employment agents. There are
many unscrupulous men In the largo
cities engaged in the employment bus
ness who take advantage of every op
portunity to rob the laborer lookin
for work. Chicago , perhaps , contain
more of these swindlers than any othe
city in the country. A short time ag
some Russian Poles arrived In Omah
frora that city. They stated that the
had paid $7 apiece for a job to a Ch
caf.o labor agent , who told them tha
a man would meet them at the Omah
depot and furnish them work. Ther
was no man there , neither could the
tlnd work. This is but ono of Ui
many instances which are of dally occurrence
currenco throughout the country and
the scoundrels who dope the men who
are looking for work are rarely pun
THE SCHOOL BONDS.
Norfolk people are asked' to vote
125,000 school bonds at the coming
election , April 4. And it goes without
saying that the bonds will carry with
a practically unanimous vote. Norfolk
never yet has failed to take care of its
children by way of adequate schools ,
and it will not fall now.
OKLAHOMA BANK GUARANTY.
Just as the Nebraska bank guaranty
law is coming into effect , Oklahoma is
dealing the law the worst blow it has
had. The application of state banks
tu that state to bo converted into na
tional banks Is greatly increasing , the
Bankers declaring that they are being
orced to support reckless banking
nterprlHOR , to the great expense of
outid banking methods.
TO IMPROVE COUNTY FAIRS.
John Hamilton , farmers' Institute
specialist of the United States depart-
limit of agriculture , has just prepared
a report advocating government helper
or county fairs. His ideas are prin
cipally along the line of using those
airs to demonstrate the results of
scientific farming to unprogrcsslvo ng-
The principal trouble with these
airs is not necessarily that vaudeville
shows , balloon ascensions and horse
rotting are so prominent. After the
solemn isolation of cross-roads or hill
town life , let the farmer have his hour
of fun once a year.
The worst of the fairs is their len
iency to routine. When the same old
cattle from the same old bams from
the Bamo old faruiB receive the same
old premiums every year , the effect on
good farming la not very impressive.
What is needed is to make the farm
er see that by using the facto of mod
ern science , ho can make his &oll and
bin domestic animals more productive.
Managers of the great railroad and
other corporations complain bitterly
because of the hostile attitude of the
public. But what are they doing to
make the public believe in their good
faith and sincerity ?
While the railroad rate decision was
pending , the railroad magnates pro
dieted the most terrible things as tU
result of an adverse decision. What
has been the. result measured by the
slock market thermometer ?
Before the recent decision was made
public February 23 , the .average of
twenty loading railroad stocks was
119.16. Last Saturday the market for
the same stocks closed at 116.86.
Stock market authorities would be
more likely to attribute even this
slight fluctuation to uncertainty about
what the new congress will do , than to
With these lamentable prediction
so thoroughly set at naught , is it any
wonder that people want to have their
bill for railroad transportation read
over to them before they pay it ?
SECTIONAL TARIFF MAKING.
The success of the democrats in
winning so nearly a complete control
of congress for the first time In six
teen years , raises the question wheth
er they will be able to avoid making
a sectional tariff.
Historically the democratic party
used to present a fairly united front
on tariff making. Their congressmen
represented largely sections of conn
try where manufacturing industries
were not well developed , and where
the benelits of protection were indi
rect rather than direct.
The scattering of cotton and other
mills all over the south , however , has
crealed a lot of protectionist senti
ment in that section. It remains to
bo seen whether any of the democrats
if so , how many , are willing to bo influenced
fluonced by considerations other than
the demands or needs of their own dis
Just as this country could never re
main half slave and half free , so you
never can create a lasting tariff thai
hands out favors to one state or dls
trict and leaves its next door neigh
bor exposed to the cold blast of low
cost labor competition.
Fervid fountains of eloquence gusl
up from the hearts and mouths of our
democratic chieftains over the crimes
of Schedule K. Does any one believe
however , that if woolen mills were as
common in the democratic slates as
cotton mills are , that there would be
very much said from this quarter
about the wool duties ?
The people want this tariff business
settled just as the railroad rate ques
tion was settled , by an impartial tri
bunal. They are sick of having highly
protected manufacturers dictate terms
to committees of politicians who do
not know , or who do not take the
pains to get at , the true bottom facia
of produclion cost But on the othe
hand , they believe that the produce
is entitled to equal treatment with the
consumer , regardless of how his dis
trict votes election day.
LOANING MONEY TO CHINA.
The agreement of China to giv
American bankers a one-fourth slmn
of the $50,000,000 loan for its new uni
form system of coinage , industrial and
banking enterprises in Manchuria
etc. , is another step in the. growing
Influence of America in Chinese af
The straightforward , if "shirt-sleeve
diplomacy , " by which two years ago
we became a factor in financing
China's now development , was a shoe !
to the slippery ana secretive diplo
macy of Europe. As one Chines
scholar expressed it , "When the Amer
leans drink wine they do not talk tea
when they drink tea , they talk tea
when they drink wine , they talk wine.
The average American IB eomewha
mystified why the loaning of $12,500
000 to China causes such passional
fooling and such throbbing of the tc
egraph wires. Seemingly it is o
scarcely more importance than th
financing of some branch railroad tha
is dismissed by a two line item.
But the control of trade along new
highways of commerce into the rlc
heart of the Orient , the powers o
financial and political control given I
case of default of obligations , has
aused an ardent scramble for this
rlvlloge of credltorshlp.
I'p to 1909 Great Britain , Germany
nd Franco shared these privileges ex-
luslvoly. Conditions were usually rc-
ulrcd making the now railroad prac-
Ically a foreign lino. China bound
and and foot to pay ItH debtH.
Our claim for a share In the1909
oiut was based on an agreement of
903 , for an equal share In Himnelng
ho now lines out of Han-Kow , China's
; roatest Industrial center. The bitter-
loss with which the three European
governments referred to our partlcl-
mtion as the "hold-up of a highway-
nan , " continued the belief that there
vas more In the game than appeared
m the face of the table. And when
'resident Taft shocked Chinese and
diplomatic otlquot by a telegram of
irotest dlroct to the Chinese regent ,
ho dust of centuries ( lew out of the
The signing of an agreement May
J3 , 1910 , for nn equal share for our
bankers in the original Han-Kow loan ,
established a valuable precedent The
equal share for us in the agreement
announced this week came consequent-
y with less difficulty.
MEXICO'S CHRONIC UNREST.
The purpose of the administration
n sending troops to Texas now be-
cornea fairly clear. American lives
and property were In danger , it was
felt , and our soldiers should be where
congress could move them promptly
The present revolt is partly a na-
ural uprising of democratic aspira
tion against a despotism. But some
thing more than democratic aspiration
s needed to malm life and property
One observer said of Mexico's orig-
nal independence , "Tho Mexicans
fought like demons for freedom , and
then did not know what to do with it
when they got it. "
Superficially a Mexican city bears
the appearance of a highly civilized
community , with handsome public
archlteclure , trolleys , water supply ,
ight systems. But underneath there
R a racial stock from Spanish and In
dian origins that lacks any prepara
tion for self government. The people
are not interesled in polilics. They
do not gather at the corner grocery
ind spread knowledge of public prob-
ems to the remotest cross-roads , while
village orators make the cracker bar
Instead , when men gather at their
cafes and lounging places , they dis
cuss the Iheater and personal gossip.
Desiring to test their political information
mation , a traveler asked a hotel waiter
as to who was mayor of the City of
Mexico. "Poriflrio Diaz. " was the re
ply. "No , hb's president , " said the
tourist. "Is he , I'll go ask , " said the
waiter. He then brought back the
name of a man who was not mayor ,
but president of the federal district.
A similar inquiry in other restaurants
brought equally ignorant replies.
When President Taft and President
Diaz met at El Paso , It was believed
by many of the common people that
Diaz had sold Mexico to the Ameri
cans. Prices and details were given.
With thia popular ignorance , It
looks aa If the present unrest might
be chronic. Shall our army be kept
on guard indefinitely along the fron
tier , if thia threat of trouble continues ?
But perhaps a skillful distribution of
office among the leaders of the insur
rection will satisfy them. Then the
rank and file might go back to their
cafes and cigarettes and lose interest
DIVORCES WHILE YOU WAIT.
The way to the divorce court is
made broad by Nevada's now law , and
many there will be who will go in
thereat. Governor Oddle of that state
has the past week signed the "time
lock" act , providing as the solo requi
site for jurisdiction that the plaintiff
shall have been for six months within
the county whore the action Is
Aa absences for emergency reasons
are permitted , the smart set may find
these six months rigors much softened
by brief flittings to New York for the
requisite high jinks.
The divorce law guide books , fre
quently bethumbed among the smart
set , must now give Nevada squarely
the lead in the business of manufac
turing divorces while you wall. Ne
braska has long fallen behind , on account -
count of prohlbllion of remarriage
within a year. A heartless legislature
in South Dakota recently passed a law
that required a year's residence. So
the kind and .sympathetic . Judges , the
divorce lawyers with the signs omni
present , the theaters , grill rooms and
automobiles of that state's colony ,
must eventually sink back into the
palo monotony of the Dakota prairie.
Idaho still remains , where but six
months' residence is also required ,
and nothing Is sold about remarrying.
But Idaho sounds even more barbarous
and bushy than Reno.
The divorce business was a great
industry in South Dakota , and it will
be even more BO in Nevada. There
one will see French maids jostling el
bows with greasy Mexicans and black
bearded miners. Money will bo sown
broadcast in order to make existence
liveable at so great a distance from
the Great White Way.
The divorcee clement will bo more
at home than it ever was in South Da
kota. In the latter , the towns had for
background the substantial industry
of the American farmer. The poodle
carrying and fluffy hobble sklrtod col
ony always seemed nn exotic wholly
foreign to its setting. Reno's gamb
ling joints , its high play tit cards , Its
atmosphere of the quick spending of
easily gotten money , will seem strong
ly reminiscent of the Tenderloin and
Monte Carlo. The divorce colony has
come to Its own.
Another sign of spring : The flies
are here. Swat 'cm.
And remember this : Every fly you
swat NO\V , means exterminating
many millions of the little pests for
later in the season.
The quicker you gel the screens on.
the less HwnttliiK you'll have to do.
Wo were going to remark that
.spring chickens are another sign of
spring , but they're not. You can get
spring chickens on the dining ears ,
any season of the year.
The chickens are a sign of one
thing , though. They're a sign that
you've just planted grass seed and
thai II won't stay more than an hour
or so where it was planted.
Now the question is , how do those
otherwise stupid chickens know just
where you've planted each little grass
And what good can the seed do ,
planted in their craws ? Why don't
they let the lawn grow whore it was
designed to grow ? And what possible
advantage , when II comes to market
ing , do Ihey Ihlnk a grass-seed-fcd
chicken woujd possess ?
Of course the chickens solve one
problem. You won't have to hlro a
boy to mow the lawn If the chickens
do their duty when the seeds are
It's a dull day when there isn'.t a
bank robbery or a train robbery in
We're a little ashamed and just a
Htlle sorry for calling attention earlier
in the month , to tlio fact that there
hadn't been any March winds. At
least , we regret we didn't knock on
What's become of the promise to
build a new Union Pacific depot by
June 1 , 1910 ? Didn't that promise
mean anything ?
Take down the storm door.
We thought the furnace golf season
was over , till we- had to buy another
ton of furnace golf balls Saturday.
Those March winds can lei up any
old lime they want to , for all we care.
And we do hope they'll quit before
the teachers get here for the teachers -
ors * sake. ( No , Iherc's no stJng in
that remark. )
Three years ago we got into trouble
with the teachers by an ill timed line ,
and we hope nothing that is printed in
this column this year will be taken by
the visitors to mean anything not
anything at all.
A news item says : "Doctor kills two
men. " "Thai's nothing , " a Norfolk
man says , "I know a doctor who has
killed hundreds. "
Wo took ours off lasl week our
storm windows and drew a blizzard.
But we DID beat tbo flies to it.
Pulling up screens saves swatting
It's been going oul like a lion , all
All of which proves that this col
umn was right a month ago when it
remarked that the entrance was lamb
Another sign of spring : The teach
ers are back.
The teachers and the robins and
the blue birds and the ducks always
come back at the some time of year ,
and when they arrive wo begin to
look around for a new straw hat
We're always glad to see fcho robins
when they get here , but Oh , you school
There's this difference , too , between
the teachers and the robins : The rob
ins never change , bul Ihe teachers
grow better looking every year of their
You're welcome. Keep the change.
ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS.
The only thing some people will
borrow Is trouble.
A man who does lots of talking also
does a lot of explaining.
Some men are a long lime gelling
anywhere , no malter where.
Do your duty without fear or favor ,
and become known as a knocker.
A woman sharpens a pencil as awk
wardly as a man threads n needle.
When people are straggling to keep
up appearances everyone knows about
You are not as good as you thinker
or as bad as your enemies consider
Homely men are often flattered by
being told that they have good pro
That Santa Clans Htory Isn't the
only ono put over on the children ; a
smart farmer can convince his prog
eny that burning corn stalks nt night
is n pastime Instead of overt Imo.
Somehow wo never had the lionrt
to joke men when now babies arrive
it their homes.
Some women can say " 1 don't euro ! "
In a tone that plainly Indicates they
care a great deal.
In every town there are some wom
en whom grocery clerks dread to BOO
oino In the storo.
No ono who uses them seems to
lake very qooil care of typewriters or
It IK a reasonably safe bet that tlio
devil Isn't leading all the people who
follow him around.
CoiiHldering UH much uclvoi lined
modesty , the llrsl violet attracts a
good deal of attention.
An AtohlBon woman's proud boast
! K that she never glances * In when
passing a barber .shop.
After a boy passed fifteen he occa
sionally complimontH something be
sides something to eat.
What has become * of the old-fash
ioned woman who used to talk about
"breaking in" a corset ?
A man who can drive eight horses
in ono team , naturally feels pretty
proud of the achievement.
Women never run oul of something
to talk about ; probably for the reason
that they don't need much.
Ever know a disagreeable old man
who always begun the day by com
plaining about the weather ?
People are such good detectives that
there Isn't much difference between
character and reputation.
Most of the recipes for living to be a
hundred years old don't give ono time
to do much of anything else.
What has become of the old-fash
ioned party who argued that no pitch
er could throw a "curve ball ? "
Suggestion to the moving picture
makers : Why not introduce a few
Indians and phoney cowboys ?
No branch line was ever so excellent
that it failed to get the contempt of
people living on the main stem.
Speaking of contempt , have you
ever heard of a Poland China hog man
finding fault with Duroc-.Ter.seys ?
The man who gambles , plays craps
or the board of trade. Is always tell
ing his friends how unlucky he is.
Although a good many men are
charged with perjury , very few arc
convicted. What does that prove ?
It is considered indelieato to say tea
a widow , still in weeds , that you have
heard she is to bu married again.
Some country towns are so dull that
n baptism in the nearby creek is count
ed something of a sporting event.
When a man deserves both barrels ,
and gets them , ho shouldn't try to
convince the public he is a martyr.
It is well lo remember that there is
just as much competition in any other
business as there Is in your business.
A bartender's idea of fashion is
most anything which will afford \
suitable background for his diamonds.
Lettuce , not being particularly pal
atable or nourishing , is something al
most any amateur gardner can raise.
Saying you are as good as any
body else doesn't get you a great
many invitations or salary increases.
A good many men have fooled them
selves when they thought they could
fool the public and make money at it.
Although it may be true that money
cannot win love , it seems to be able to
try-out a large line of samples in that
It may be said of the gradualo of
Iho Keeley instllute that he doesn't
wear his class colors on his hat
What you do is agood deal more
convincing than what you say , re
gardless of your reputation for ver
In a small country town , aristocracy
is usually judged by the class of people
ple who stop at a two dollar a day
The average woman Is wholly un
able to understand why a train should
leave at 3:58 : instead of exactly 4
Some men don't hunt because they
are too lazy to hunt anything but Iho
sunny side of the street or the shady
side , according to conditions of the
An Atchlson man Is laklng a cor
respondence COUTBO In dolecllvo work.
In America educallonal facllllics are
When a woman has only a few ad
jectives , she makes Ihem work hard
enough to make up for the lack of
Once in awhllo an unusual investi
gating committee surprises the world
by finding oul something the world
didn't know before the investigation
Among the various Installment en
terprises , you may have observed that
some men go broke that way , while
others keep broke by the tmmo pro
Women have no monopoly on cur
iosity , as you can fliui out by keeping
a secret from u man after ho coin ft
Thirty dollars a month probably ,
doesn't look iw large to anyone ulno- la
the world as It does to Homo country/
An out-of-town man OWOH Count.
Mcto\vau ( Homo money. "I'm tired otl
waiting HO I'm going to have the bank
send him a 'slight draft. ' " mild thu
count thin morning.
After reading the nmga/.lnoH some
inonthK , ono IM Inclined to wnndor
what IH their hurry to arrive Hovoral
weeks ahead of tltuu.
If the parsnip didn't have the ad
vantage of reporting for duty at a
time when other vegetables are scarcu
It would probably become extinct
When a man with plenty of curb
hair says ho wishes his hair wan
straight , that Is his way of tryiun ;
not to be proud of his crown of glory *
Daughter's education in froquontlr
acqulrod in n manner which doesn't ,
give her much of a show to accumu
late a little common sense along will *
llelonglng to the army has its din-
advantagoH , but there IH always Homo
amusement for the soldlor ; thn
militia always atlraotK more or
Adam was the first bum sport , but ]
there have boon a good many men
like him since , given to blaming tholn
trouble on the women after they were
Every man knows that the millinery
opening and housecleaning come in
the spring , although many are too
busy to keep tab on the vlolot and the
"First Lessons in English. " an
taught in the schools , are not profane , ' .
as one might infer from a Mexican \
track laborer's early efforts to con
quer our language.
Burned Doctor Was from Ewing.
Ewing , Neb. , March 29. Special to
The News : Dr. 1) . E. Morris , u promi
nent physician of Aurora , Mo. , who
with his four children were burned to
death In their dwelling early Monday
morning on account of which appear
ed in The News telegraphic column *
yesterday , was the second son of D.
T. Morris of Ewing.
The sad news reached hero In a tele
gram to Mr. Morris. It appears that
the family woke up only to find that
the flames had out off all avenues of
escape. A mattress was quickly
thrown to the ground by the husband
and the mother and daughter lowered
in safety. Succeeding in this the doc
tor frantically rushed to nn adjoin
ing room to roscno hiH other four chil
dren when the floor gave way and all
wont down In the seething hell of
flame. Mr. Morris has the genulnn
sympathy of the entire communlly in
his sad extreiuily. I hi lefl on this
morning's early train for Iho homo of.
his lamented son.
Think Boys Killed Cohn.
Omaha , March 29. Thrco boys , al (
giving their ago as 17 years , were nr-
rrsted last night charged with petit
larceny and evidence unearthed later
makes the police bellevo they are the
murderers of Herman II. Cohn , who-
was killed near his homo last Satur
day night , and also the perpetrators
of a number of hold-ups in the north
ern part of the city during the last
The boys are Lemuel Tiggs , alias L.
Andrews ; Carl Deland and Henry
Stclngger and they all came from St.
Louis , Mo. , wheru according to a let
ter from Tiggs to Deland , written in
January , they belonged to a gang of
thieves and murderers.
Considerable plunder which they ad
mit was stolen was found In their
room at 3171 , " North Fifteenth street.
They give conflicting accounts or
their actions on Saturday night andi
in a general way they answer the de
scription of the Corn murderers. The
police are subjecting them to a rigid
The Commission Plan is Beaten.
Lincoln , March 29. Efforts to reconsider
consider and rescind thu action of the
house in passing the $100,000 appro
priation for a state medical school at
Omaha failed after the house had
spout half the forenoon In considering ;
It. The representatives took the atti
tude that It was too late to fight it
The senate passed H. R. 86 , appro
priating $50,000 for a wing for the
Kearney normal school. The bill is
now ready for the governor.
In committee of Iho whole Ihc senate -
ate indefinitely postponed Skilos' II. R.
935 , providing a commission form of
government for cities of 5,000 or over.
Quackenbush's Pet Bill Killed.
In the house II. R. 402 , by Quacken-
bush , providing for the election of supreme
premo judges by dlslricls and Iho se-
locllon of a chief jusllco by the jus
tices was lost by 48 lo 48. It required
a constitutional amendment and there
fore 60 votes , to past ) .
The general county assessors' bill ,
fixing salaries in conformity with the
late census and making it optional
with tha counties whether they have
the office of assessor was passed lu
the house this morning by 7C to 10.
Placek's Bill Goes Over.
Placok's re-apportionment ball came
up in the senate yesterday and at the
end of a period of discussion was put
over for a day.
The senate passed 8. F. 308 , by Tib-
bottH , providing that salaries of vil
lage trustees shall bo $50 a year.
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