The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, April 26, 1905, Image 6
1 f w nMHRH'( foKK.JI -BB5M5S M&ti ""rl tt rvw; The Columbus Journal By COLUMBUS JOURNAL CO. COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. News in Brief The Mexican mints have now been definitely closed to the free coinage of silver. The French government has taken every precaution to secure the obser vance of the neutrality in French water in Indo-China. The executive committee of the Na tional Association of letter Carriers has completed arrangements for hold ing the convention in Portland in September. T. C. Haynes, secretary of the Band, McNally Publishing company, Chicago, shot and killed himself in his room at the Marquette club. He was almost 80 years old. Governor General Northcote, of the commonwealth of Australia, it is said, will invite Secretary of War Taft and party to visit Australia during the party's forthcoming visit to the Philippines. The stockholders of the United States Steel corporation, in session at Hoboken, X. J., re-elected the eight retiring director? and ratified the pur chase by the steel corporation of the Clairton Steel properties. The once mighty Winnebago tribe Is facing a miserable end, though it has $900,000 with the national govern ment to its credit. The Indians are dying by scores of consumption, and are heavy expense to several towns. Miss Susan B. Anthony declares that divorce is a refuge for women, but her plea does not prevent the Na tional Women's Council in Washing ton from adopting condemnatory re solutions. A crisis in the Russian revolt is expected on May day and the people are much alarmed. I-arge quantities of l)ombs and arms have been smug gled in and bloodshed on a large scale is expected. Hammond I-amont. managing editor of the Xew York Evening Post, has accepted the invitation of the Uni versity of California to become a member of the faculty during the Rummer season, from June -j to Aug ust 4. Secretary Barnes of the Kansas hor ticultural society, has received re ports on the condition of the fruit crop of the state. The indications are bright for a big apple crop: also a good crop of pears, cherries and plums. J. II. Gwinn of Pendleton. Ore., sec retary of the Oregon Wool Growers' association, will be installed as sec retary of the National Live Stock as sociation, with headquarters in Den ver, May 1, succeeding the late Chas. F. Martin. Loaded with 10.000 tons of goods which Russia would consider contra band of war, the steamship Man churia has set sail for Japan. The car go includes food stuffs and heavy machinery for the railroads and bridges in Manchuria. Gypsy, a huge elephant in Lincoln park, Chicago, will be operated upon for appendicitis. Physicians are pre paring an aparatus. The elephant will he dieted for weeks. Over a barrel of ether will bo used to put Gyspy to sleep for the ordeal. A dispatch to the London Exchange Telegraph company says that the Jews are leaving Kishineff and other south Russian cities because they are afraid the Russians will take advan take of their Easter religious cele brations to persecute them. John M. Thurston, former United States senator from Xebraska, has been retained to press claims for in demnity on account of the massacre i)f several Americans by Yaqtii In dians in Sonora, Mexico, January 19. The claims will aggregate $450,000. Several of the ten pension exam iners against whom Commissioner TtfaFher has preferred charges, hand ed" fh their resignations. Commission er Warner will report to the secre tary of the interior on the case short ly. In the meantime it is understood that all ten of the examiners will re sign. The supreme court of the United States affirmed the decision of the United States circuit court for the Eastern district of Kentucky, in the case of the city of Covington vs. the National Bank of Covington, holding to be invalid the Kentucky law re quiring national banks of that ntate to make return of all shares for taxa tion purposes. An American. J. G. Jenkins, who is relinquishing the premiership of South Australia in order to become the agent general for that state in Ijor.don, will enjoy the distinction of being the first man who was born a citizen of the United States to repre sent a British colony in London. He is a native of Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania. Spotted fever is proving a mystery which puzzles doctors, who are seek ing a remedy. The weekly trade reviews report Improved conditions due to the good crop outlook, the opening of ,'ake navigation and the increased use of money. Joseph Jefferson, veteran actor, is critically ill at winter home at Palm Beach, Fla. Former Senator John M. Thurston declares that he will make good every dollar contributed to the Maritime League if any question is raised as to the use of the money. The contract is let for the construc tion of a new island to be part of the Ellis Island immigrant station at New York. Howard Kennedy, sr., one of Omaha's oldest settlers, and the first superintendent of the Omaha public schools, died last week. A general strike for more wages has broken out on the largest sugar plantations in the Ponce district in Poroto Rico. By direction of Postmaster General Cortelyou, the exposition station of the St. Louis postoffice will be dis continued April 30. The mandate from the supreme court in the Northern Securities case to the circuit court of the United States for the district of New Jersey, commanding it to dismiss the bill filed by E. H. Harriman and others against the victorious Hill partisans, was is sued. George W. Thacher of Dayton, O., pleaded guilty in the United States 4istrict court in Cincinnati to three counts in indictments charging; use. of the mails to defraud by means of what k called the "Mercer" estate in Eng- which he declared to be raised JSM0. NEW LAWS OF NEBRASKA Compicte List cf Bills Passed by the Recent Session of the Legislature. (Continued From Last Week.) Senate file No. 31. by Jackson of Gage, a bill providing regulations for the forma tion of sewer districts in cities of from 5.000 to 23,000 and allowing a majority of tiie residents to sign the petitions to create said districts. Signed March 30. S.e,V.ate fl,e No- 'M- b Fries of Valley, a bill permitting farmers to organize ir rigation districts under the government laws. Senate tils No. 230. by Sheldon of Cass, a bill limiting the state levy to a mills and the school levy at not more than lft mills. SENATE BILLS Senate file No. 43. by Senator Meserve of Knox, a joint resolutioc authorizing the governor of Nebraska to enter into and sign a compact with the governor of Soutli Dakota, as agreed upon by a com mission appointed by the governors to lix the boundaries between the states. Emer gency clause. Signed February 3. Senate file Xo. 3. by Senator Good of Nemaha, n bill classifying property under the revenue law and authorizing the state board of equalization to rait-e or lower the valuation by classes. Under the revenue law property could not be so classified and a raise in a!uation by the state board ot equalization had to be implied to all lroperty, pro rata, within the county. Emergency clause. Signed February Zi. Senate tile No. 14, by Senator Jennings of Thayer, a bill allowing m-Iioo! districts having 1W pupiis to erect school houses wortli $.",Wl and to vote bonds therefor. Undet the old law the limit was $d,l"id for each .J0 pupiis. Emergency claute. Signed February 23. Senate hie No. 57, by Senator Cady of Howard, a bill for the relief of Daniel I.. Juliiioii. The bill allows tiie board of edu cational lands and funds to surrender to Johiuon a lease and issue a certificate of purchase for the southeast quarter of section 36. township 13. north of range 12. west of the sixth 1. ,I., at tiie appraised value of $:l.Wu. Johnson was the victim tf a clerical error in the lease. Signed J.tarch b. Sen-ate tile No. C, by Senator Mockett of Lancaster, the juvenile court law. This law implies to all children under 16 years of age, who are inmates or any state in stitution or any training school for boys or girls, organized under tiie laws of tiie state. A dependent or neglected child is defined as any destitute or abandoned child under 1C. Parents are declared to be negligent when they allow their chil dren to be surrounded by vicious or im moral influences. Children under the age of S who sing, play or peddle on ttie streets may be taken from their parents and placed under tiie care of a guardian. District courts of the counties of the state shall have jurisdiction in all cases aris ing under the provisions of the bill. Where tliero is no district judge tile county judge shall .have jurisdiction. In counties of more than 5o.v the probation officer shall have two deputies. Probation officers shall receive $3 per day fur the time actually employed. Children under 12 years of age are not to fie committed to jail nor con lined in any building with adult prison ers. Parents are responsible for tiie sur roundings of their children and may be punished lor neglect. The st.ite board of charities shall have jurisdiction over the st.ite institutions and shall visit all chil dren confined therein. The probation of ficer is tne executive official of the court and it Is hi d.ity to visit, prosecute and report on all delinquent children in the juiisdiction of the court. Emergency clause. Signed llarcli S. Senate file No. y. by Senator Thomas of Douslas. A bill exempting from the ien alties of embezzlement any agent or at torney who shall retain the amount due him for fees, commissions or charges on collections. It shall le no defense to a prosecution for embezzlement that the of fender was entitled to a commission out of the moneys appropriated. Tiie bill amends suction 121 of the criminal code. Signed .March 9. Senate tile No. 02. by Meserve of TCnox. A bill forbidding attorneys to practice in the state withqut being admitted to the bar. A fine of $lt is provided, or impris onment in the county jail not exceeding thirty diiys, or both, at the discretion of the court. Signed March 'J. Senate tile No. OT. by Senator Jones of Otoe. A bill exempting lioundury streams, with the exception of such portions as are within 1( f;et from the mouth of an Ft renin tributary thereto, from the oper ation of the lisli laws of the state. Emer gency clause. Signed larch 9. Senate tile No. 0U, by Senator Jones of Ojoe. Hequ'ires tlio County board of equali sation to hold a session on tiie first Tues day after the second Monday of June in each ear to equalize the valuation of per sonal property. Every four years, begin ning in IIKH, the valuation of real prop erty must bo equalized. This affords re lief, particularly to certain counties where whole precincts bad been over assessed by error of the as.- ssor. Provision is also made that in ease of division of real es tate assessed ns entitb s the board shall apportion to each i arc-el its just propor tion of assessed valuation. Signed March It. Senate tile No. Au. by Senator Shreck of York. A bill requiring railroad companies to issue return transportation to shippers pf live stock. One man may accompany two car: two men may accompany six cars. Signed March X Senate file. No. 2t by Senator Cady. grAntnTg graduates of osteopathy schools authority to practice osleopathy in Ne braska. Signed March 17. Senate file No. 44. by Senator Gibson of Douglas, the South Omaha charter bill. Emergejicv clause. Signed March 17. Senate file No. 125. bv Thomas of uougias. a bin the neglect of ffTTaraians may fl.OOO or Imprisi Douglas, a bill prescribing penalties for or cnuaren. J'arenta or be fined not t5 exceed ImnrlGnnpil (fr- sit mn.B .t.trA fine ycir.. Emergency clause. Signed ai a re n zi. Senate file No. 34. by CJiflfen of Dawson. Authorizing publication of the biennial re ports of tne state board of irrigation. Signed March 28. 6enate file No. 17. by Cady of Howard, transferring $2.34f.15 from the peniten tiary special lalwr "fund to the genera! fund. Emergency clause. Signed Marcii 2S. Senate file No. 12S. by Epperson of Clay, permitting the wife to be a witness against the husband in desertion cases. Signed March 2S. Senate file No. 120. y Epperson of Clay, providing for remitting the sentences in desertion cases when the husband pro vides for the support of the wife. Signed March 2S. Senate file No. 19. by Epperson of Clay, a bill to confine inebriates, dipsomaniacs a.nd narcotic fiends in the asylums of the state. Commissioners of insanity in each countv to hear the application, which must be made in wiitinV by a relative or person who knows the dipsomaniac. Tiie bibulous habits of the erring one must be proven and the dipsomaniac Is con fined in the asylum until cured. He ma bo paroled on promise of good behavior, but must be instantly returned to the asylum should he lapse into drunkenness. Signed Marcii 2S. Senate file No. 63. by Jackson, a bill pro viding for the redemption of tax sale certificates and applying only to Gage county. Signed March 2S. Senate files Nos. fi4 and OT open the Missouri river to fishing at all seasons bv the use of seines or other legal meth ods, but except so much of the river as is within 100 feet of its tributaries. There fishing is prohibited during the closed season. Unconstitutionality is avoided by terming the Missouri "all boundary streams." Emergency clause. Senate file No. 7S. by I-iverty of Saunders, a hill allowing the fish commis sioner to have charge of spawn. Emerg ency clause. Signed March 2S. Senate file No. 111. by Meserve. a bill making adultery a teiony and providing a penalty of imprisonment for a term of two years in the penitentiary. Signed March 2S. Senate file No. 123. by Thomas, a bill repealing section 4465 of Cobbey's statutes. This section authorized country attorneys to cmplov legal help in tax litigation. Emergency clause. Signed March 23. Senate file No. 11. by Sheldon of Cass. In Defense of Husbands. One Method. Complaint is made of the men be- "How may men become more pop cause thev do not take their wives ular with the women?" asks a maga flowers as they did in their court- ing days. But every woman Knows that If" her husband brought home a costly bouquet she would tell him it would have been more sensible to have brought home a new teapot or a ham. Exchange. When you notice a vague accusa tion you "give it a reality and turn a shadow into a substance. The Finest Virtue. The time to teach truthfulness Is childhood. And the way to teach it Is never, never, never to make your child for an instant afraid to tell the truth about anything whatever any thing he does, anything he thinks. Saturday Evening Post. He who boasts that he never kiss ed a girl may be telling the truth, but aobody envies him. Fear not the bold man who uses kto tongae instead of a sword. revising the list of fees for the justices of the peace. Signed Marcii 30. Senate file No. 13. bv Laverty. a bill prohibiting the illegal expenditure of public funds. Boards in villages, cities and counties are forbidden to let con tracts when the funds for the payment of the expenses are not available or au thorized. Signed March 30. Senate flie No. 15. by Gibson of Doug las, a bill providing penalties for jurors or referees who receive bribes. Imprison ment from one to five years In prison is provided. Emergency clause. Signed Senate file No. 143. by Thomas of Doug las, a bill allowing the secretary of the Omaha board of education to be elected for a three-year term. Emergency clause. Signed March 30. Senate file No. 152. by Gould of Greeley, fixing a speed of eighteen miles an hour for the transportation of live stock to market. Signed March 30. Senate file No. 42. bv Senator Thomas, the Omaha primary bill. This measure places the primaries under the direction :,.t,ie. unt- officials, prescrilies pen alties tor the Violation ot the rules nnn regulations and in addition pledges cacn " who participates in the primary to ...,..; u i iii? results. l-::iell enn.li.1nte must at least thirty days before the pri mary file a written application with the proper authority, leouesting that his namo be placed upon tiie official primary ballot and pledging himself to abide bv the results of the primary. These appli cations shall be filed in the office of tiie eity clerk, for city offices and for mem Srsn0f boards of education. For offices wholly electio in one countv. except citv oriiees. the papers shall lie filed in the office of the county clerk. Tiie filing tees shall be computed at 1 per cent of the emoluments authorized by law for me nestled office during the term for which tiie candidate would serve if elected and must be paid at the time of filing the petition. No filing fee shall be less than 510, except for offices without emolument, in which case no tiling fee is required. Delegates to a convention shall pav a tiling fee of 50 cents for each delegate. Nomination papers my be tiled for non partisan candidates. Separate primarv election tickets may be had bv anv poli tical organization represented on the of ficial bullrt Ui last preceding general -ni.wuii. ii anv oi us candidates receive 1 per cent of the total vote cast at the last general election In the state. O" the sample ballot the names of the eandi i esi . earh of shall be arranged alphabetically, according to surname, no name appearing more than once on the same ballot. When printing, the form shall be set up with the names in the order In wiicli they are placed upon the sample ballot. In printing each set of tickets for the various election districts tile positions of tiie names shall lie changed in each office division as many times as there are candidates in the of fice division in which there are the most names, as nearly possible an equal num ber of tickets being printed after each ehange. The primary election shall be held in each district at the place where the registration of voters occurs for the election next ensuing. . mimnrv ex nor more than $Tfr or imprisonment in ' fie countv iail for not less tli:m sivtv ! penses shall be paid out of the treasury V...!.? J revive aid from counties when i,ome at p(.,ini Beach and had ii tne eiiy or cotintv. lv the sanie officers ''"""" ,Jin-"-- "vi-oiims nave oeen iiie-.i. . . as in the case of elections. Penalties for I,;,Illire to do this within two years results recovered his strength from the committing any fraud or wrong tending '" i1' -c :.,lia ,xyciition ot the propertj w,jci. milled htni down to defeat the result of a primary election ;,ml ,!l jmetuig of all titles In fee simple "L "" Incu are fixed at fines of not less than .!, t,: tho county. Emersrcncy clause. spring, he was over-confident days 7ior more than one year, or both at :,,1(1 damaged persons may recover for the discretion of the court. At all pri- J?nHng and the damages m-iy be assessed mary elections the polls shall be open in ",v three disinterested freeholders. Emer cities at S o'clock ii: the morning and ency clau-e. close at 9 o'clock in the evening of the. h nate tile No. 191, by Good of Nemaha, same day: in all other places from noon111 ''ill allowing the deputy state superm- untii :i o clock in the evening. In cities where a registration of the voters is r quired by law the city authorities in whom by law is vested tiie power to ap Ioliit registrars, shall appoint two resi dent electors m each precinct to serve as clerks of the primary, one of whom shall be appointed from the party castipg the largest vote at the last general election in the state, and tho other from the party casting the second largest vote. The reg istrars shall act as judges, but shall re ceive no additional compensation for their services. Any person desiring to vote at a primary election must first state to the judges what political party he affiliates with and whose candidates ho supported at the last election. A first voter need not state Ids past political af filiations. Emergency clause. Signed Marcii 31. Sen7it6 file No. 1.7". by Jones of Otoe A bill forbidding the killing of red fox or gray timber squirrels or for maiming or wounding them between the season of January 1 and August -31 of each year. The penalty for the violation of the act is a fine of $",. Signed Marcii 3d. Senate file No. PVS. by Epjnjrson of Clay A bill abolishing theoffice of state architect. Emergency clause. Signed Marcii 3. Senate file No. IS, by Gilligan of Holt Forbidding horse racing, liall play make estimates of school district ex penses when the school districts fail to do so. Emergency clause. Signed March " Senate file No. 1S1. by Gould Allowing a tax ot twenty-five miles for a road fund in townships where the freehold ers desire it. Sinned Marcii 30. . Senate file No. 232. by Hughes of Platte; oFibiddmg hotse racing, hall pia ing or any game or siort on Decoration da v. The penalty may lie a tine not ex ceeding $100 or imprisonment not more tlm thirty days or both. Signed March 3o. Senate file No. 2S1. by Beghtol of Lan casterMaking the. county surveyor of i ...wviKter ?mi Doiurl.'is counties ex-of- ficio inspector or bridge-3 and judge of tio material in county bridges. Signed March 30. ;vf v Senate flic No. 74, by Thonias of Doug las. auHiormillg the use oi voting uui cliitiM ahd allowing counties to buy the machines and expend the difference of the costs of elections for payment there for. Emergency clause. Signed April 1. Senate file No. 90. by Wall of Sherman, a bill giving district courts instead or county commissioners jurisdiction over cases where charges are preferred against officials. Emergency clause. Signed April 1. Senate file No. 13S. by Tucker, a bill to quiet the title to land which has been platted and laid out in lots, alleys, streets and parks. The bill applies to cities of the second-class having less than 5S1Q inhabitants and to villages where conveyances have been made with in the last twenty-live years. Emergency ClSenate file No. 174. by Gould of Greeley, a bill fixing the poll tax in cities of $o,nKl or less and providing that 12 may be paid in cash and the money to be ex pended in improving the highways ad jacent to the city or the village. Emerg ency clause. S'-nate file No. 122. by Epperson of Clay, a bill requiring the tabulation of the vote on constitutional amendments on separate sheets and that the results be sent to the legislature to le canvassed. Senate file No. 75, by Thomas, a bill codifying all the negotiable instrument laws "of the state. The revision of the statutes was made by the American I5.ir association and all the laws concerning negotiable papers are arranged under con venient headings. The bill takes effect August 1. 1?05. Signed April 1. Senate file No. 148. by Hreseo of Sheri dan, a bill to make uniform the laws for the' laving out of roads. Grounds or llower gardens are exempt from condem nation for roads, and no roads are per mitted to be laid out when the existing roads meet all the exigencies of travel. Signed April 1. Senate file No. 101. by Meserve of Knox, a bill allowing small estates to be settled without the expense of administration. The estates must be free from debts of the decedents. Emergency clause. Signed Senate file No. 149. by Thomas of Doug las, a bill to distribute the funds col lected under the terms of the defunct Higli school law. The funds are to be re turned to the school -districts which have maintained free High schools for non resident pupils proportionately to the number of non-resident pupils instructed and the length of the time of such in- zine writer. By being half as patient at a social function as they are in a poker game. Washington Post. Removing Fruit Stains. Fruit stains can be removed with pDwdered starch, if applied at once. Some men never wander from their own firesides because they dwell in steam-heated fiats. Inconsistent Man! When a girl of 2, her father is pleased when she goes into his pock ets when he comes home nights; when she is 10, he is irritated, and when she is 30 he gets mad. Atchi son Globe. When a man is financially embar rassed he is apt to feel sorry that he has friends who only feel sorry for him. . A man who gets his pay in advance never 'works overtime. structlon. Kiiirriii'itcy elmcn, Mlgund April 1. Senate file No. IT.t. I ItlnuMy of How ard, limiting the fee ot tll kiUr or tln district com In. if lh teen ex.'ied l.rtt ill counties bavin-; piqinlutlon of Ion than 23.oot, fcl.uii In count lei tiiivliw mom than that number, or i.f.fc" In .ountlcM having less than &. and $.'..M In coun ties having more than tm.uo the clerk shall turn such excels Into the county treasury. Reports must be iniido to the county commissions of all fees io celved. Senate file No. at. bv IMmerv of Seward. a bill raising the salary of the deputy game warden from J1.2IM to JI.W0 a year. Signed April 1. Senate file No. 222. by Jones of Otoe, a bill permitting school officers to as sume the duties or truant officers out side of cities. Complaints may be tiled against parents who fall to send their children to school. , Senate file No. ItS. by Tucker of Kicli ardson. The bo.tid of canvassers in elec tions must prepare a list of 5 voters. From these lists the grand and petit jurors are drawn. Emergency clause. Senate file No. 1W. bv Cady ot Howard, a joint resolution for a constitutional amend ment creating a l ailway commission. I he commission is to consist of three mem bers to lie elected by the people and to havj general authority over railway traffic. . Senate file No. 2'. by Dimery. to permit the leasing of state property which may become vacant. Senate file No. l.rt. by Epperson of Clay, amending section S12 of the code of civil procedtiie so th..t three referees in nartition must be unpointed. Under the old statute the court was directed to ap point "referees." Senate file No. 7. by Sheldon of Cass, providing for a 1 mill levy to pay the state debt. The money derived from taxes must be used to pay interest and principal. Emergency clause. Senate file No. IS. by Gibson of Douglas. a biil defining the crime of jury bribing. This is stated as any overture which will affect or bias a verdict. Any person who offers such a bribe may be imprisoned in the penitentiary for not more than five years. Emergency clause. Senate file No. 150. by Thomas of Doug las, a bill revising the statute for burg lary and incorporating the statutes for housebreaking therewith. Emergency clause. Senate file No. 141. by Meserve of Knox, a bill regulating water works in small cities and village and requiring a two thirds vote instead of a majority to issue bonds. Emergency clause. Senate file No. 211, by Cady of Howard, relieving small eities fioin damages aris ing from defective sidewalks unless notice has been previously filed resrardinir the condition of the walks. Emergency clause. aeu.ite me o. 213. by Meserve of Knox, to relieve small estate's of the oxnense of administration when notice of the death of the intestate has been given and tho statements of indebtedness published. Senate file No. 2.X by Epperson of Clay, a bill allowing county agricultural so- -'nate file No. 1SS. by Gibson of Douglas, the South Omaha charter bill. Citizens lenucni and me deputy attorney general to give bonds for ilO.oDU. Emergency clause. Senate file No. 250. by Epperson of Clay, a bill allowing an action against an insur ance company to lie brought in the county in which the cause for the suit originated. Signed April 1. Senate file No. 255. by Hughes of Platte, requiring a three-fifths vote instead of two-thirds of the voters to change the county seat of a county. Emergency clause. Senate file No. 23t'. by Meserve of Knox, permitting licenses tor fishing to be Issued to non-residents for $2. The price was $10 under thu old law. Emergency clause. Senate file No. 1OT. by Harsh, a bill amending the Kamsey elevator law and providing for a site on railroad right of way for an elevator with a capacity or 15.CO0 bushels. The bill requires that "cars be furnished pro rata to all shippers with out discrimination. Emergency clause. Senate- tile No. 171, by Gibson of Doug las, requiring the redemption of trading stamps at their face cash value and pio hihUtng their u: unless so stamped. Emergency clause. Signed April 1. Senate file No. 210. by Gifiin of Dawson, to allow credit to Lincoln countv for tho money paid for the maintenance and sup port of insane- patients who were not resi dents of tiie county. Senate file No. 217. by Thomas of Doug las, a bill making judgments good for five years. This is done by declaring that judg ments in Nebraska do not outlaw until they are barred by the sintnies of tiu state in which they in which they are secured. Senate hie No. :;. b Sneidon of f.iss requiring railroads to keep depots open and to stop all local trains for pas seiigeis. Senate file No. 187, by Gilligan of Holt, allowing the state to sell the Tiovd county lands to the settlers. This bill Is de signed to end the dispute between the state and the "squatters." Senate file No. 23S. by Meserve of Knox, allowing guardians and executors to maintain suits for damages for trespass on the property under their control. Senate file No. 2$. by Bresee of Sheri dan, requiring the state reports of the departments to be distributed to the county clerks to be circulated among the people. Emergency clause. Senate file No. 233. by Meserve of Knox, giving the county court the authority to let guardians sell the real estate of a ward. Emergency clause. Senate file No. 223. by Sheldon of Cass, limiting the senate employes to forty eight. Emergency clause. Senate file No. 27;. ty Gould of Greelev. compelling live stock comiNinies to unload the v stock consigned to them within an hour and a half. After that time a penalty of $2.50 per hour per car is as sessed. Senate file No. 21 1, by Thomas, describ ing the conditions under which real es tate may lie sold for taxes. Senate file No. 215. by Thomas of Doug las, providing for the redemption of prop erty sold for taxes. Senate file No. 2W, by Cady of Howard, allowing cemeteries to own eighty acres of land in small cities and in villages and permitting the municipality to own such property for cemetery purposes. Emergency clause. Senate file No. 271. by Saunders of Douglas, revising the procedure in ob jection suits against assessments Senate file No. 2C2. by Sheldon of Cas to allow the us of standard gas and electric light meters in cities Senate file No. 51. b- Sheldon" of Cass, allowing the majority of the resident stockholders in cemetery associations to hold elections. Emergency clause Senate file No. 1S5. by Ciidv of Howard, repealing the 7-miII lew limit of the revenue law. Emergency clause. Senate file No. 2S1. by Mockett, allow ing insurance companies to tile an an nual instead of a semi-annual report. Emergency clause. House roll No. 3S4. by Andersen the Omaha charter bill. This measure em bodies a thorough revision of the exist ing charter, provides for an increase from nine to twelve councilmen. consolidates county and city treasurersliip makes county assessor city tax commissioner and abolishes the board of public works, giving more power to the mavor and city council. Emergency clause." Senate file No. 40. by Heghtol of Lan caster, providing penalties for cruelty to animals. Overworking, torturing and tor menting animals may be punished bv the fines and penalties for misdemeanors. Emergency clause. Signed March 30. Ill-Omen for Family Dinner. We should feel sorry for any home whose daughter has no higher ambi tion in life than to paint a stork standing on one leg. Exchange. The Egg Tree's Farewell. "The darkest hour," as the chicken remarked when the colored man re moved it from the roost, "is just be fore dawn." Nothing beats a good wife except a bad husband. London Firemen Are Slow. A new fire station was opened In London the other day, and to show what they could do the firemen made a record" turnout in twenty seconds. Extremes in Temperature. Water freezes every night through out the year at Alto Crucero, In Bo livia, while at noonday the sun Is hot enough to cause actual suffering. Some men were born about a hun dred years too soon to salt their neighbors. JEFFERSON DEAD FAMOUS ACTOR PASSES AWAY IN FLORIDA. EVENT WAS NOT UNEXPECTED Body to Dc Taken to Buzard's Bay, Mass., for Burial. Nation Will Mourn the Loss of a Widely Known Actor. WKST PALM BEACH. Fla. Jo ihmiIi Jefferson, the eminent actor, died nt his home. "The Reefs." at I'nlm lleach at fi:15 Sunday evening. Tho end came after a day of tincon nclottsness and after a heroic struggle of days which had exhausted his vit ality. At his deathbed were his wife, his sons, Charles B. and Frank Jef ferson: his nurso. Miss Mabel Bing ham: Dr. R. B. Potter and his faith ful old servant, Carl Kettler. The end was not a surprise to his family. Ever since his last sinking snell. which came after a rally on Thursday morning and was followed by ari apparent improvement until Friday, the family has been waiting for the end. Mr. Jefferson's condition Saturday night grew steadily worse and the family, which had retired, was summoned and Dr. Porter called. The patient's condition continued to grow worse all through Sunday and tho brief bulletins from the bedside con tained no words of encouragement. The sickness of Mr. Jefferson which ended in his death, was con tracted, it is believed, while on a recent vist to his son. Charles B. Jef ferson, at Hobo Sound, a few miles above Palm Beach, where he went to meet his friend, former President Cleveland. It is believed that from a slight indiscretion in his eating he suffered an attack of indigestion. Since his return to h'is home his con dition grew worse, with slight rallies, until the end. The body of Mr. Jefferson will-lie taken to Buzzards Bay. Mass.. leaving here Monday afternoon, accompanied by all his family who are here. It will reach' New York Wednesday. It was on April 1 that Mr. Jefferson went to Hohe Sound to meet Mr. Cleveland and other friends at the home of his- son. Charles B. Jefferson. The party spent about a week there and during that time there were fre quent fishing expeditions. During that time Mr. Jefferson appeared active, but as he had been resting at his almost ill- last and over-exerted himself. It, was at a sup per thero one night when ho ate something which it is thought brought on the attack of indigestion. When Mr. Jefferson became ill he returned at once to The Reers and was taken to his room on the second floor of the cottage, which is only 100 feet from the ocean, where he could watch the sea. The weather was favorable throughout his illness. Dr. Porter, the family physician at the Florida home, lived three miles from The Reefs and went occasionally to the bedside of his patient, feeling that his patient might survive. But when the first critical period occurred he spent most of his time there and called Dr. Worley. a specialist of St. Augustine, for a consultation. Dr. Worley went to Palm Beach, arriving there last Monday and leaving there the follow ing Monday, thinking that Mr. Jeffer son might recover. It was the heroic fight the veteran actor was making against death and his great determin ation to survive in order that he could reach his northern home that resulted" in the few temporary changes for the better. Announce Backing by Gould. SAX FRAXCISCO The local pro moters of the Western Pacific Rail way company make a formal an nouncement that George J. Gould and his overland railroad system are be hind the road, which will be con structed without delay, from Salt Lake City to San Francisco. HEALTH REPORT FROM PANAMA March Compares Favorably With Any Country. WASHINGTON The March health report of Colonel W. C. Gorgas. chief sanitary officer of the Isthmian canal zone, received here, shows a steady improvement in conditions there. There were about 9.000 employes of the commission at the end of the month. The sick in hospitals number ed irS. and the total deaths for the month were only eleven. This is equal to a rate of fourteen per 1.000. a rate which Colonel Gorgas says would be considered favorable anywhere. In the thirty days ended with March there had been four cases of yellow fever throughout the whole isthmus, of which one was in Pana ma. In the previous thirty days there had been twelve cases. Each house in Panama City has been fumigated: a great many of them several times. Fete for th German Emperor. MESSINA, Italy The German im perial yacht HohenzoIIern was pro fusely decorated with flowers and plants on Sunday in celebration of Easter. Dr. Goens. the German court chaplain, came from Berlin expressly to perform servics in the chapel of the yacht in the presence of Em peror William. The imperial family and their suites and the staffs of the German shins at present in this har bor. At the conclusion of the ser vice the emperor delivered a sermon expounding a text from the bible. Pope Celebrates Mass on Easter. ROME Pope Pius X on Sunday re ceived many Easter greetings and celebrated mass in the hall of the Consistory in the presence of many people, to whom his holiness gav communion. The Americans who were admitted included Martin Ma loney and daughter, Helen, of Phila delphia and Mr. and Mrs. Shripon and family of Baltimore. Afterwards the pope confirmed two sons of Senor Ivancicy, the consul general of Port ugal here. King Victor Emmanuel suspended all state affairs. Palma and the Opposition. HAVANA As the result of a sec ond conference between President Palma and the opposition leaders, the latter have agreed to suspend the anti administration demonstration pro posed for April 23, and to assist the government in its investigation of its charges against local officials. The president has reiterated fat It s his purpose to see that strict, unpartlsan justice is done and he has invited the advice and co-operation of his poli tical opponents In all matters where grievances appear. AT JEFFERSON'S HOME. Actor's Pleasant Ways Endeared Kim to Townspeople. BUZZARDS BAY. Mass. The prog ress of Joseph Jefferson's last illness was followed anxiously in this, his i mrto?L1fri,rt"'roX",0nr,'hlV,'AS LOU"! W PUBLIC AFFA1HS genuine sorrow by the townspeople, to whom he had become a familiar tig- A Ma" Peculiarly Representative of ure during fifteen years of Miniinvr residence here. The usual spring preparations at the Jefferson summer cottage, at the head of Buttermilk bay. have been in progress for some weeks, it being Mr. Jefferson's custom to take up his resi dence here "about the middle of May. The house which the distinguished actor occupied is the second which he built here, the first -having been destroyed by fir April 1. 1S93. Mr. Jefferson's pleasant ways en deared him to the people in every part of Cape Cod. who were always proud of his residence among them. His sons, Thonias and Joseph, built cottages herre and Mr. Jefferson also built a cottage here for his daughter Josephine. So popular was Mr. Jefferson on Cape Cod that he had served for many years as president of the Old Colony 4lub. the summer driving club of the cape, whose annual repasts, principally of clams and other sea food, have been attended by many dis tinguished men. With former President Cleveland he enjoyed many fishing excursions dovn Buzzards Bay and along the brooks of Bourne and Sandwich. His principal pastime, however, was painting. He took deep interest in the affairs of the town. MUST STAY OUTSIDE LIMIT. Rule That Will Apply to Rojestven sky's Squadron. ST. PETERSBURG The Associat ed Press is informed that no repre sentations have been made to Russia through the French embassy here on the subject of Admiral Rojestvensky's stay at Kamranh bay. There is no direct telegraph line to Kamranh bay. and the fact of a violation of neutral ity would have to be established be fore any definite response could be given to Japanese or French repre sentations on the subject made to Russia. Admiral Fe Jonquieres, the French naval commander at Saigon, has already sailed from there for the purj-ose of investigating the matter. The following .statement on the sub ject was made :"If Rojestvensky is stili at Kamranh bay. or contemplates remaining there until Xebogatoff joins his ships, he will remain outside the three-mile limit, as he did during the long stay off Madagascar. Naturally. Japan will file a caveat. just as she would file one with the United States if Rojestvensky should approach the. Philippines. Japan's protest is in the nature of a warning. The facts yet re main to be established." LIFE SHORTER" IN AMERICA. German Doctor Compares Longevity of Germans and Americans. WIESBADEN "Americans are shorter-lived than Germans." was the conclusion reached by Dr. B. Iiquer in his paper on social hygiene in the United States, submitted to the Inter national Congress of Medicine, now in session here. "Although more temperate in the use of alcohol than the Germans, and working an average of 10 per cent shorter hours, the Americans are" said Dr. Laquer, "exhausted earlier in life." The doctor gave these figures for each thousand of the population: The number of persons from 50 to CO years of age are. in Germany. 170; in America. 170; persons over SO, in Germany. 7S; in America. 5. Dr. Laquer did not undertake to explain the facts. He simply gave them as the result of inquiries which he made during a visit to the United States in 1904. AUTOMOBILE INSPECTION CAR Can Travel 100 Miles on Three Gallon- of Gasoline. ST. PAUL. Minn. A practical test of the railroad automobile as an in spection car has been made by Assist ant General Superintendent Brown of the Great Northern road. Chief En gineer Davis. Superintendent Jenks of the road's northern division, and Di vision Roadmaster Lockland. They traversed the northern division with a car, which is now in the St. Paul union depot yards. The new moans of transportation enables the inspect ors to view the tracks and roadbeds at close range, to vary the speed of the car on short notice, and to look with equal ease in all directions. So satisfactory was the tost that Assistant Superintendent Brown wilt henceworth use the car during all his inspection trips. Four persons can bo accommodated on tho car. It can make much more than thirty miles an hour, although that rate is considered best for practical purposes. It can travel 100 miles on three gallons of gasoline. No News of Russ;an Fleet. LONDON Beyond the report that from Kamranh bay the Russian sec ond Pacific squadron proceeded northward, there is no further news of any kind nor confirmation of the reported firing off Kamranh bay. There have been rumors recen'ly that a portion of Rojestvensky's squadron was at Hainan, near the promontory of Liencham. If these rumors are true it is supposed the whole squad ron may reassemble there and en deavor in Chinese waters to continue coaling. Standard Oil Discrimination. TOPEKA, Kas. Attorney General Coleman said that he is willing to institute suit under the new antir discrimination law against the Stan dard Oil company for the alleged discrimination in the price of gaso line made by that company at Em poria and other points if he can se cure the necessary evidence. It has been alleged that the Standard com pany made a wholesale price at Em poria of 9 cents a gallon, while at Topeka and other points in the state it remains at 134 cents. WASHINGTON The interstate commerce commission refused W. J. and H. W. Koch, Harrisburg, Pa., millers, an order compelling the Penn sylvania & Pittsburg. Cincinnati, Chi cago & St. Louis Railway companies to grant them the privilege of mill ing grain en route at the same freight rate as a through shipment of grain. Ohio and Indian shippers enjoy the privilege, but the commission decided conditions there may be different. If they are filled with gratitude there is no place for benefits forgoLl JTDEA0 THE TEfiCfTS FOE ; : S! PLATT OF CONNECTICUT PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY. New England Ideas Funeral Will Probably Be Held on Tuesday, April 25th. WASHINGTON? Conn. United States Senator Orville Hitchcock Piatt of Connecticut, died at his sum mer home in this, his native town, at 8:53 Friday night from pneumonia. The end came almost unexpectedly, the immediate cause being the break ing of the abscess which had foimed in the right lung and which produced strangulation. Only a few minutes be fore, Dr. Ford, the family physician, had prepared a bulletin from the sick room to the effect that if the patient did not have another sinking spell, such as had come to him during the forenoon, he would probably live through the night. The funeral will probably be held next Tuesday, though the date has not been conclusively fixed. By both temperament and feeling Senator Piatt was peculiarly the rep resentative of New England ideas and of the old Puritan integrity and con science. Senator Piatt's last public utterance was at the state capitol on March 21. when before the general assembly he delivered the eulogy over General Hawley. whose body lay in state in the corridor below. He spoke as if from a heart that was overflowing with grief and in words that touched deeply all who heard him. telling of the personal side of his long relations with General Hawley. rather than of the political battles they had fought with varying fortune for the party to which they both had life-long adher ence. At the time it was noticed that Senator Piatt seemed to be of impair ed health and this was attributed to his arduous labors in flie senate and added responsibilities thrown on him by the recent death of Senator Hoar. Senator Piatt succeeded Senator Hoar after the latter's death as chair man of the judiciary committee of the United States senate. Later he was made chairman of tho special commit tee of the senate appointed to conduct the Swayno impeachment trial and this was followed by his appointment as presiding officer of tho senate, sit ting as a court during the impeach ment trial. That was his last high public duty before returning to his na tive state to assist in paying honor to the memory of his late colleague in the senate. Genera"! Hawley. He was elected to the senate in ISflO to succeed Senator W. H. Bar nnm, a democrat who had been elect ed to the vacancy caused by tho death of Senator Orris Ferris. His last re election was in 1003. Senator Piatt was born here July 19, 1S27, and was nearly 78 years of age. NINE PENSION EXAMINERS OUT Resignations Called fcr by Commis sioner Warner Are Accepted. WASHINGTON Nine of the ten pension examiners constituting the Board of Review were separated from the government service. Commission er of Pensions Warner referred the the nine resignations to Secretary Hitchcock with the recommendation that they bo accepted, and Mr. Hitch cock took the desired action without delay. The resigned examiners assert that representation were made to them, purporting to come from tho commissioner, that should they hand in their resignations matters would be relieved and restorations would be made at some date in the near future. Commissioner Warner, however, made no such representation to the secre tary. The difficulty involving the Board of Review was its approval of several pensions to applicants whose only claim was enlistment in a Penn sylvania and a New Jersey regiment of volunteers for service in the civil war. but the services of whom were never availed of by the government. TAKES CONTRABAND FREIGHT Steamship Manchuria Sails for the Orient. SAN FRANCISCO Tho Pacific Mail steamer Manchuria sailed for China and Japan via Honolulu. It is understood she will stop at. Mid way Island for advices regarding tho war situation in tho orient, as she carries a large quantity of machinery and other freight for Japan, which is alleged to bo contraband. Among her passengers are W. W. Rockhill. formerly assistatit secretary of state, who succeeds E. E. Conger as minister to China. Ho is accom panied by Mrs. Kockhill and hor daughter and Captain Henry Leonard of the marine corns, who goes as military attache of the legation. President Serds Regrets. WASHINGTON. Conn. A message of condolence and expressive of his grief over tho death of United States Senator Orville II. IMatt came to Mrs. Piatt ' from President Roosevelt Sun day afternoon. It was sent from Glenwood Springs. Colo. Tho mes sage also contains an expression of regret at the inability of tho presi dent to attend tho funeral. The text of the message will not bo given out. in accordance with tho w'shes of Mrs. Piatt, who also says the body will not lie in state. Union Pacific Bid Accepted. CHICAGO Officials of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads in Chicago were notified by govern ment authorities at Washington that the bid of these lines for the move ment of enlisted men of the new re cruits and men of the marine corps to and from the Pacific coast ports had been accepted, and that all troops would be sent over these lines from July' 1, 190r,, to July 1, 1&0C. The bid of the two roads was $2f per man from the Missotiri river to San Fran cisco and $35.25 from Chicago. Denies Writ to Appleyard. BOSTON The application of Ar thur E. Appleyard for a writ of habeas corpus, to prevent his extradition to New York was filed Tuesday by Jus tice Morton of the state supreme court. The extradition which was re cently authorized by Governor Doug las was asked for by New York au thorities in connection with the in dictment of Appleyard for alleged grand larceny from the German bank of Buffalo. Counsel for Appleyard an nounced that be would take an P - peal to the United States court. A UFE ALWAYS THREATENED BY HEEV0US PEOSTfiATIOIT. One Who i:rke Down from Six Tram of OirrnnrkTcll.H KnirMip Krnjed Misery of Enforced ldlene. "I hail been teaching in tho city schools steadily- for six years," said Miss James whose recent return. tttliu work from which she was driven ly uervons collapse 1ms ut traded attention. "They -were greatly overcrowded, especially in the primary department of which I had charge, ontl I hatl been doing the work of two teachers. The strain was too much for my nerves and two years ago the crisis came. " I was prostrated mentally and phy sically, sent in my resignation and never expected to be able to resume work. It seemed to me then that I was the most miserable woman on earth. -Iwas tor tured by nervous headaches, worn out by inability to sleep, and had so little -blood that I was as white as chalk. "After my active life, it was hard to bear idleness, and terribly discouraging to keep paying out the savings of y wars for medicines which did mo no good." "How did you get buck your health J" "A bare chance and n lot of faith led - ' mo to a cure. After I had suffered for many mouths, and when I was on tho very vergoof despair,! happened to read an account of some cures effected by -Dr. Williams Pink Pills. The state ments were so convincing that I somt how felt assured that these pills would lu-lp mo. Mot people, I think, buy only one box for a trial, but I purchased six boxes at once, and when I had used them np, I was indeed well and had no need of more medicine. "Dr. Williams Pink Pills enriched my thin blood, gave mo back my sleep, re stored my apietite, gave nic strength to walk long distances without fatigue, in fact freed me from all my numerous ail- . incuts. I have already taught for several' months, and I cannot say enough iti . praise of Dr. Williams Pink Pills." Miss Margaret M. James is now living nt No. I2.'6 Clay street, Davtou, Ohio. Many of her fellow teachers have also used Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and are enthusiastic abont their merits. Sound digestion, strength, ambition, and cheer ful spiritsquickly follow their use. They are sold in every drug btoro in the World. The "marriage collar" so many hus bands wear is. naturally, one of the "turn down' variety. THE CITY SAVINGS BANK. This bank wns organized in ISSt and has been In continuous operation since. Through the trials and vicis situdes of the last twenty years It has proven to savers that its system is thorough and its security unquestion ed. 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