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OYER THE STATE
MISCELLANEOUS NEWS AND
NOTES HERE AND THERE.
Governor Issues Proclamation Desig
nating the 23d of This Month
"HW as Arbor Da.
Governor Mickey has issued the fol
lowing Arbor day proclamation:
"By virtue of the authority of legis
lative enactment and in accordance
with the custom which has been es
tablished in nearly every state In the
union. I, John IL Mickey, governor of
the state of Nebraska, do hereby issue
this my proclamation appointing Mon
day, April 23, 130C, to be observed as
"Nebrasska owes a debt of grati
tude to the 'tree planters of pioneer
days which it can never repay. These
pilgrims of a generation ago not only
demonstrated that trees could be suc
cessfully grown upon our then bleak
.prairies, but they realized the import
ance of such growth upon climatic
conditions and they inspired the set
tlers with a zeal for forestry which
has doted the state with groves, mak
ing our climate more equitable in
point of humid;ty and substantially
adding to the beauty of nature and
the enjoyment of man. Statisticians
tell us that the natural forests are
being rapidly depleted and that it is
a question of a comparatively short
time when the demana for lumber
will have to be supplied from arti
ficial groves. Let us anticipate that
time and get ready in the present for
the ncersities of the future. I regard
the planting of trees a a patriotic
duty and I rail upon all citizens, in
every walk of lifov to devote at least
a portion of the day to practical for
estry. Let the minds of the school
children be especially directed in this
channel and let their instructors, by
precep and example, teach them not
only how to plant trees, but teach
them also the important place which
the forest occupies in trie economy
of nature, and let us all. both old and
young, plant at least one tree for our
own pleasure and for the benefit of
UNION PACIFIC VALUATIONS.
Company Files Statement of Property
and Earnings With State Board.
LINCOLN. The report of the Un
ion Pacific Railroad company of its
property and its value to be used as
a basis of assessment by the state
board of assessment was filed wit'i
the secretary of the board and shows
the road did a business amounting to
only $37,531,654.46 during the year.
This Is an increase of something over
J4.000.000 over the year previous. Af
ter deducting all expenses, which in
cludes the taxes paid in Nebraska, the
road comes out with the small sum of
$16,556,398 87 to show for its year's
work. This is an increase of more
than $2,000,000 over the year before.
The road also filed a statement to
show what it earned in Nebraska. The
following explanation is attached to
"The earnings here shown include
all earninss on both local and inter
state traffic, the gross earnings on
local freight and passenger traffic are
about 17.2 per cent of the toal gross
earnings en all such traffic in. through
and over the state. The net earnings
shown are found by deducting ex
penses of operation and taxes from
gross receipts. They cannot be taken
to represent the actual net profits from
Earnings of Union Pacific.
LINCOLN In its report filed with
the state auditor, the Union Pacific
Railroad company has a statement
showing in detail the money its lines
earned in Nebraska during the last
year as well as the amount of money
spent in operating the road. In this
latter sum is included the amount of
taxes paid in the state though no
mention is made of the amount of
taxes riot paid, but levied. The aver
age amount of moer earned above
expenses on all the Union Pacific Iuips
in the state during the year was $7,
314.30. Mortgage Record in Platte.
COLUMBUS. The real estate rec
ord of mortea?es and releases in
County Clerk John Grafs office for
the month of March shows that there
were farm mortgages filed amounting
to $289,682.-0 : released. $242 666.12:
town mortgages filed. $8,970; released.
53.927.20; chattel mortpare? filed.
$29,161.48; released, $11,890.94.
Hung Himself in Barn.
WEST POINT. Alfred Geist, a
well known citizen aged forty years,
committed suicide by hanging himself
to the rafters of his barn where he
was found suspended by his children
upon their arising.
Nursery Song for Doxology.
WINSIDE. "Mary had a Little
Lamb." was sung as doxology by the
congregation of the First Methodist
church, a peculiar incident in this
strict denomination. The lights in the
church went out about the time the
services were over and the congrega
tion sat in darkness waiting for the
janitor to remedy the trouble. Finally,
some on started "Mary Had a Little
Lamb," and the congregation joined
in the nursery ditty. It was some min
utes before order was restored.
LINCOLN The Nebraska Spencer
Seedless Apple company, a Colorado
corporation, has filed its articles of
incorporaton with the secretary of
state and will do business in Ne
braska. The object of the corporation
is to grow seedless apples and trees in
every county in the state.
La Fqllette Will Lecture.
PERU. Senator Robert M. La Fol
lette of Wisconsin baa been secured
lb lecture at the Normal, July 20.
"Major" Johnson, a car robber of
Wymore, has been sent to the peniten
tiary for a year.
O. P. Fulton of Beatrice, sold his
pacing horse, Rebel Medium, with a
mark of 2:27. to H. B. Troxel. The
animal was shipped to the eastern
Engineer Leonard I. Mesarve of Me
Cook was struck- by a switch engine
i the Burlington yards there, and re
ceived very grave injuries to his back,
head, face, arm and leg.
Chadron is having the Salvation
army for a," two weeks' stay, as well
as Evangelist George Williams, con
ducting dav and night services, ia a
downtown store building.
Plowing for corn has comenced gen
erally throughout Cuming county. The
lateness of the season causes the
farmers to exert every endeavor to
push forward the work of putting in
j the crop.
The Burlington railroad has not yet
filed its report with the secretary of
the State Board of Assessment, and it
may not be filed until April 15. the last
day without a penalty that such report
can be filed.
Walter Ashby. who wm arrested at
Tekamah, for illegal voting at the
soring election, was bound over to the
district court and placed under $800
bonds. R. C. Dill, was arrested on
the same charge.
Mrs. Edith McDowel of Fremont,
1 has brought suit in the district court
against her mother-in-law, Mrs. Eliza
beth Wallace, for $5,000 damages for
the alleeed alienation of the affections
of her husband, William Pollock.
The Western Union Telegraph cam
James Erskine of North Platte, has
been adjudged a dipsomaniac under
the law rassed by the last legislature.
This makes in the neighborhood of six
cases where parties who have become
altogether too frequent lookers into
the bowl when the contents thereof are
read, have been committed to the asy
lum. Stanton will have a running team at
the state firemen's tournament at Lin
coln in July. The company aereed to
have a team at the tournament if the
business men would raise $125 to pay
the car fare and hotel expenses ot the
team. A subscription paper was circu
lated arid in an hour the money was
While workmen were excavating for
a cellar in Stevens' add'tion to York
they came upon the remains of a man
and of a child. Upon inquiry of the
oldest settlers it was learned that this
particular spot was wiere the first
persons who died about York were
buried, all of whom but two are sup
posed to have been removed ,and
The city council of Stanton, put a
patent road drag on the streets to test
the efficiency of that machine as a
leveler. It was a great success in
every way. In two hours after the
machine was put to work the streets
were as level and smooth as in good
weather. There were a large number
of farmers in town and the work of
the drag wis a revelation to them.
Mayor Brown of Lincoln, has al
ready issued his orders for a sane
Fourth of July. He has said the blank
cartridge, the cannon cracker and the
torpedo on street car tracks will be
strictly prohibited. The mayor issued
such an order last year, but modified
it because many of the dealers had
loaded up on big crackers and blank
cartridges. This year he is beginning
early in order to head off the mer
chants in their buying,
pany has filed a br'ef in the supreme
court in anwer to the appeal of Dong
las county from the decision of the
d'strict court of that county. 'that the
county board had no right to increase
the assessment or that company $30.
000 over the returns made by the
county assessor. The suit was started
before the supreme court decided in
another Western Union case it was not
constitutional to arbitrarily take the
value of the franchise.
Hon. Silas S. Atwood died at his
home near Beaver Crossing from heart
failure. He had been in usual health
and about his work on his farm during
the day and died suddenly soon after
midnitrht. He was sixty-four years old.
Mr. Atwood was at the time of his
death a member of the legislature from
this county servinsr his second term.
He was an honorable, clean and highly
respected citizen of the county, where
he had lived nearly forty years, coming
here from Iowa in 1876 and settling
on a homestead near Milford.
The village board of Snringfield. met
to canvass the vote of Tuesday's elec
tion, there being a tie vote, and who
ever won in the straw drawing contest
decided whether or not th town would
be wet or dry. T. T. Hall, the wet
member, won and the town will be wet
There Is a strong probabilitv of a
starch factory being located in Bea
trice. The Commercial club Is in re
ceipt of information from eastern
ptrties making lniuirie3 about a suit
able location and It is more than likely
that a plant will be started if proper
inducement can be offered.
Bob Fleming and George Crocket,
the two neerroes wanted for the Gold
berg store burglary In Nebraska City,
were arrested in Pacific Junction.
Coroner Overeard of Dodge countv.
conducted an inquest over the body
of C. Wilbur Cook and a jury found the
young manager's death was by acci
dent. The theory was. and the testi
mony was directed to show that Cook
intended to go hunting early Sunday
morning, procured the eun and shells,
hurried through the alley way and
slipped on the rear steps of his store,
causing premature discharge of the
The Seward city council has passed
an ordinance forbidding any outside
person from selling goods of any de
scription to citizens of Seward.
John Whittaker of Autrarn. made a
find of coal last week on the farm of
J. P. Quillin just south of Brownville,
and about ten miles east of Auburn.
While the coal Is not of the best qual
ity it is a very fair grade. The find
was made sixteen feet from the edge
of the bluff into which he was tun
nelling. Mr. WhfttrJcer has secured a
lease on the land " and is to pay 75
rents per ton for all the co il ho can dig
NT. VESUVIUS IS
ON TOE RAMPAGE
CINDERS AND ASHES WORKING
"" GREAT DESTRUCTION.
One Town Entirely Destroyed and the
People of Others Said to Be
Fleeing for Their Lives.
NAPLES The whole of the Vesu
vius district as far as Naples, Caserta
and C&stellamare is one vast desert.
Reports tonight from all sides state
that the fall of ashes is not so heavy
as it has been for the last few days
and that the ashes are much finer, and
from this it is argued that the pros
pects are much brighter. s
The blockade of local traffic con
tinues, but service on the main lines
of railway has been re-established, al
though greatly disarranged by the in
describable confusion in the stations,
where foreigners, not fully under
standing the situation. Inveigh against
the delays and discomforts to which
they have been subjected. It is esti
mated that 50.000 people have been
driven from their homes and property
daamged will exceed $20,000,000.
This has been a disquieting dav in
Naples. The people, alarmed by what
has happened, have deserted their
shops and the manufactories are nearly
all closed. The crowds are in a tem
per for any excess. It would only re
quire a sparK to start a conflagration.
The arrival of King Victor Emman
uel and Queen Helena has done much
to restore calm. They have been re
ceived with great joy, especially when
the sovereigns left a hospital after a
visit to the wounded there. One poor
woman exclaimed: "I would consent
to be wounded for the sake of being
kissed by the queen."
Others cannot find words in which to
express their gratitude. Both the royal
palaces of Cappodimonti and San Fer
nando have been given up to refugees.
, Reports or the destruction of two
towns Sarno and San Gencrro the
fomer having a population of more
than 8.000, have proved to be without
foundation. At Sarno 5,000 persons
from nearby villages and farms have
found refuge. Ottajano, where many
lives were lost en Monday, is now
Conditions tonight in the section af
fected by the eruption of Mount Ve
suvius are greatly ameliorated. The
fall of volcanic ash has diminished,
and scientists express the opinion that
the volcano has spent itself. All the
papers tonight advise the public to
be calm, pointing out the improved
condition of affairs. The papers also
eulogize Director Matteucci fcr his
courage in returning to the ruined ob
servatory on Mount Vesuvius and
sending from that place messages of
encouragement and expressions of con
fidence that Vesuvius will soon quiet
THE FUNERAL OF E. C. SWIFT.
Representatives of Many Industries
BEVERLY, Mass. The funeral of
Edwin C. Swift, of the firm of Swift
& Co., the Chicago meat packers, who
died at the Quincy house in Boston
from pneumonia, was held at Beverly
Farms. The honorary pall bearers
were fifty in number, representing
the various industries with which Mr.
Smith was connected, while the act
ing pall bearers were from St. Johns'
church. The body was taken to For
est Hill cemetery and placed in a re
ceiving vault to await the arrival of
Mrs. Swift from Europe.
IOWA CROP BULLETIN.
Farm Work is Ten to Fourteen
DE6 MOINES, la. The winter of
1905-1906 was phenomenally mild, but
March was unusually cold and stormy,
except the last week, with conditions
unfaborable for farm operations in all
parts of the state. The first week in
April was above normal in tempera
ture, with frequent showers and exces
sive rainfall except in portions of the
northern section. The season for farm
ing operations is ten to fourteen days
later than the average. The showers
of the latter part of the past week
will cause still further delay in seeding
and spring plowing.
In well drained portions of the state
a little seeding of spring wheat and
oats has been done, but generally field
work has been impracticable, except
plowing grass lands. All reports indi
cate that fall wheat and rye came
through the winter In good condition.
There are no reports of material in
jury to fruit buds. One of the most
favorable features of the crop situa
tion is that an unusually large amount
of plowing was done last fall, prepar
atory for spring seeding and planting.
Prominent Choctaw Dead.
ARDMORE, I. T. Jefferson Gard
ner, ex-governor of Indian territory,
and a highly respected member of the
Choctaw tribe of Indians, died of
pneumonia at Idabel. The deceased
was s'xty years of age.
Bailey, the Showman, Dead.
NEW YORK James A. Bailey, died
at his home in Mount Vernon Wed
nesday from erysipelas. He was 59
years of age. Mr. Bailey's name is
familiar throughout America and
Europe as a showman, and in his later
years he was managing director of
the Barnum & Bailey show. Practic
ally his whole life was spent in the
circus business as employe and prop
rietor. He joined P. T. Barnum in 1881
and since that time most of the big
circuses of the country have been con
solidated, with him as director.
Clark Must Hang.
OMAHA For the second time with
in a month a criminal court jury has
decreed the severest penalty known to
law in passing upon Harrison Clark,
one of the trio of negro outlaws who
took the life of Edward Flury, the
street car conductor, a month ago, the
judgment of death. After having been
out but three hours, only a third of
which time was consumed in actual
deliberation, the jcry returned its ver
dict of guilty of murder In the first de
gree with the sentence fixed at hang-tag.
IN THE LAVA.
NAPLES Reports of fatalities con
sequent upon the eruption of Mount
Vesuvius are coming in. According to
information received late tonight more
than 50 perished In the disaster of San
Guiseppe, while in the ruins of a
ch'irch which collapsed owing to the
weight of ashes on the roof, 200 dead
are buried, and it is asserted that at
Sorrento thirty-seven persons were
killed by falling houses.
A railway train from San Guiseppo
for Naples was derailed owing to show
ers of stones from the crater.
Cavalry, proceeding to the succor of
inhabitants of the devastated section,
have been unable to make progress,
the rain falling on the ashes a foot
deep, having made it impossible for
the horses to travel.
The sea is greatly agitated. The sky
has cleared, but heavy clouds hang
over the east, threatening a further
The streams of lava are almost sta
tionary. Troops are erecting barriers
in the direction of Pompeii to prevent
further ganger in that quarter.
Almost equally with the devastation
wrought by the lava is the damage
done by cinders and ashes, which in
incredible quantities have been carried
great distances. This has caused the
practical destruction of San Guiseppe.
a place of (1,000 inhabitants. All but
20 of the people had fled from San
Guiseppe and these 200 assembled in
a church to attend mass. While the
priest was performing his sacred office
the roof fell in and about sixty per
sons were bady Injured. These unfor
tunates were for hours without sur
gical or medical assistance. The only
thing left standing in the church was
a statue of St. Anne, the preservation
of which the poor, homeless people ac
cepted as a miracle and promise of de
liverance from their pern.
At Ottajano five churches and ten
houses fell under the weight of ashes
and cinders, which lie four feet deep
on the ground. In the fall of the build
ings about twelve persons were killed
and many were injured. The village is
completely deserted by its people.
After "the evacuation of the place the
barracks and prisons fell in.
Reports irom coast and inland towns
depict terrible devastation. San Gior
gio, Cremona. Portici, Resina and
Torre del Greco have been almost com
LEWIS TO SUCCEED HALLETT.
Appointment Urged by the Colorado
WASHINGTON Judge Moses
Hallett, of the United States district
court of Colorado, his tendered his
resignation to the president, and it has
been accepted. After a spirited con
test, conducted principally before
Judge Hallett's resignation was re
ceived, but with a knowledge that it
was coming, the president has ap
pointed Robert E. Lewis, formerly a
judge of the EI Paso county court,
Colorado, to succeed Judge Hallett.
Several members of the Colorado con
gressional delegation discussed the
appointment' with the president today.
DEATH OF BISHOP MORRIS.
Head of Oregon Episcopal Church
PORTLAND, Ore. Benjamin Wislar
Morris, bishop of the Protestant Epis
copal church for the diocese of Oregon
Bishop Morris was born at Wells
borough, Pa., May 30, 1819, and was
pastor and rector of churches at Sun
bury, Pa.; Manauk. Pa., and German
town, Pa., from 1847 to 1868, when he
was consecrated missionary bishop of
Oregon and Washington. Later when
the diocese of Oregon was established
he became its bishop. He is said to
have beep the oldest bishop in the
INDIANS CAN PARTICIPATE.
May Have a Part and Parcel in brain
WASHINGTON In the senate Sen
ator Burkett passed the Richardson
county bill introduced by him a few
weeks ago. The object of the bill Is
to make it possible for certain Indians
In the southeastern portion of Neb
raska to participate in a drainage plan
of their lands. The state or Nebraska
has a law authorizing land owners to
organize for the purpose of draining
and reclaiming their lands. The law
provides in general for the machinery
of assessment and the collection of
taxes for the payment of such drain
age and reclamation services. A
drainage district has been formed by
the land owners in Richardson county
to reclaim the land along the Nehama
river. In this drainage district there
are several Indian allotments and cer
tain other Sac and Fox tribal lands.
Owing to the fact that the Indians are
not able to enter into the assessment
and charge their lands with the cost of
drainage, it interferes with the entire
drainage project because the lands are
in the drainage district and the Ne
braska law provides that all lands to
be benefitted must be assessed.
Will Move Jones' Body.
ANNAPOLIS Md. The officials of
the naval academy have, completed
their part of the program of the cere
monies incident to the transfer of the
remains of John Paul Jones from the
temporary tomb in the academy
grounds to Bancroft hall on April 24.
Prison-Made Goods Opposed.
WASHINGTON The house commitr
tee on labor took favorable action on
the Hunt bill prohibiting interstate
commerce in nrison-made goods.
10,000 Flowers in 1 Basket.
MADRID The Liberal Club of Se
ville presented King Alfonso, upon his
arrival there on his return from the
Canary islands, with a basket contain
ing 10,000 red and yellow flowers, the
national colors of Spain.
Comes West Next Year.
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt has taken up the question of a
trip through the west during the spring
or summer of 1907. He expects to reach
a conclulon in the matter before a
FOR TfilS WEEK
HEPBURN MEASURE WILL HAVE
Main Feature of the House Expected
co Be Passage of the Free Alcohol
WASHINGTON Speeches on the
railroad rate bill will be the feature
In the United States senate the pres
ent week. Notwithstanding the assur
ances to the contrary which -were given
by senators last week, there is no im
mediate prospects for securing an
agreement upon a time for voting upon
the bill. No one has at any time
counted upon getting such an agree
ment until the general speeches should
be exhausted, and there are a sufficient
number of these already in sight to
consume the entire week. Beyond the
fact that Senator Heyburn will speak
Monday no order of delivery has been
Senator Tillman has stated that Sen
ator La Follette would propably be
ready to proceed Tuesday, but the sen
ator himself is not apparently prepared
to say whether he will be. If he does
not take the floor Tuesday he will ask
to be heard later in the week. It is
understood he will take advanced
ground for stringent legislation. It is
not improbable that the junior WIscon
son senator will be followed imme
diately by bis colleague, Senator
Spooner, who will devote his especial
attention to the points raised by Sena
tor Bailey and will reply to the Texas
senator's contentions that congress has
a right to limit the injunctive powers
of the lower United States courts.
In all probability his speech will pro
voke considerable debate and un
doubtedly it will occupy an entire day,
if not more time.
The feature of the week In the na
tional house of representatives is to
be the passage of the free alcohol bill.
As this measure deals with the rev
enues of the country and might pos
sibly be considered the vehicle on
which to load political capital, espec
ially by the minority. It is to be
brought up Monday under suspension
of the rules. Monday is the regular
suspension day and bills handled under
this order are not subject to amend
ments. There is little opposition to
the bill itself, the only task connected
with its passage being to prevent its
being used for the purpose of produc
ing a record for other revenue reform
Pensions are to have the right-of-way
Tuesday and on that day also the
appropriation bill for the District of
Columbia will be reported. This bill
will be taken up Wednesday and will
serve as the legislative topic for the
balance of the week.
There are several measures of minor
importance which will also be brought
up for passage under suspension of the
WITTE HAS BEST OF FIGHT.
Downfall of Durnovo Thought to Be
ST, PETERSBURG Appearances
indicate that Premier Witte, having
the best of the fight with Minister of
the Interior Durnovo, the downfall of
the latter is only a question of a few
The government today authorized
the holding on May 4 of a caucus of
constitutional democrats elected to the
Minister Durnovo has been com
pelled officially to warn the governors
of provinces to exercise greater care
In the employment of troops and po
lice in repressive measures.
Russia will not insist on July as the
date for the holding of the second
Hague canference. A note has been
dispatched to Russian representatives
abroad pointing out the reasons actuat
ing the suggestion of a tenative date
but stating that here was no intention
of insisting on that date if it proves
to be inconvenient. As the United
States objects owing to -the pan-Amer
ican congress and as other powers
share the view of the United States.
Russia is therefore willing to accept
a Inter date that will be convenient to
all the powers.
MILLARD SEEKS RE-ELECTION.
Reiterates Statement Made to Corre
spondent Last Summer.
OMAHA :,I told the Bee's Wash
ington correspondent last summer
that I would be a candidate for re
election to the senate and I have not
changed my mind since then," said
Senator Joseph H. Millard at the Mil
lard hotel, in reply to a direct ques
tion on the subject
"I have not given the matter any
great amount of thought, however, and
have done no work in that direction.
My visit to Omaha at the present
time is entirely on personal business
and has nothing whatever to do with
my candidacy. I will not be missed
from the field though, as there are
plenty of candidates out for the seat."
Ask for Loan of Tents.
Kinkaid called upon the secretary of
war and requested tho loan of tents
from Fort Niobra'i for use at the next
annual encampment of the northern
Nebraska soldiers' reunion to be held
at Valentine some time in June. Judge i
Kinkaid afterwards made a visit to the
geological survey and presented to Di
rector Walcott a petition of sundry cit
izens of Box Butte county, Nebraska,
urging the construction of irrigation
ditches in connection with the Platte
House in Session Sunday.
WASHINGTON The house met at
noon Sunday to hear eulogies on the
life and character of the late Repre
sentative Benjamin Marsh of the Four
teenth Illinois district. The house was
called to order by Major McDowell, the
clerk, who read a letter from Speaker
Cannon designating Representative J.
Warren Kelfer of Ohio as speaker for
the lay. The resolutions of condolence
were offered by James McKinney, suc
cessor to Mr. Marsh, and others then
made addresses on the life and charac
ter df the deceased.
DISCUSSES THE RATE BILL.
President Has Conferences With Three
WASHINGTON Railroad rate leg
islation again was a topic of discussion
at the white house. The president
talked over the subject with Senator
Nelson of Minnesota, one ot the
staunch supporters of rate regulation
and later discussed it with Senators
Simons and Overman of North Caro
The president suggested to Senator
Nelson that in his judgment it would
be wise ,to attach to the Hepburn bill
either the amendment offered by Sen
ator Simons or that by Senator Mallory
of Florida, both of which are designed
to prevent unusual delay in the consid
eration of applications for temporary
injunctions. The proposed amend
ments provide that proceedings for
preliminary injunctions must be begun
before the rate fixed by the commis
sion goes into effect. The complainant
must begin proceedings within fifteen
days after any given rate fixed by the
commission and the notification has
been received. Ten days then are al
lowed for the taking of testimony and
the return of papers. In thirty-five
days all the facts in any case must be
ready for submission to the court on
a motion for a temporary injunction.
DECLARED BUBONIC PLAGUE.
Disease 'on Board Bombay Steamer So
PHILADELPHIA. P. Dr. Fairfax
Irwin, surgeon of the public health
and hospital service, in charge of the
local quarantine station, received a
telegram from Assistant Surgeon John
Anderson at Washington stating that
the suspicious cases of sickness on
the steamer Burrsfield, from Bombay,
which is in quarantine here, are bu
bonic plague. Surgeon Anderson in
oculated a guinea pig with pus taken
from the infected men, and the animal
died in les3 than twenty-four hours,
showing all the symptoms of bubonic
plague. There are now four patients,
all Lascars, in the quarantine hospital
at Reedy island.
MORGAN ON RATE MEASURE.
Alabama Senator Says Pending Bill
Interferes with State Rights.
WASHINGTON Mr. McLaurin and
Mr. Morgan addressed the senate Mon
day on the railroad rate question, the
former advocating legislation and the
latter opposing. The Mississippi sen
ator announced his intention to sup
port an amendment providing for a
court review of the decisions of the
Interstate Commerce commission and
also stated his adherence to the Bailey
amendment prohibiting the temporary
suspension of the commission's orders
by the inferior courts. He criticised
what he characterized as an effort to
inject politics into the consideration
of the bill.
Mr. Morgan took the position that
the proposed legislation was an in
terference with the rights of the states
to control the corporations created by
themselves and said that the best way
to check exorbitant railroad rates was
to keep the waterways in such condi
tion as to insure competition.
ORDERS THEM DOWN.
Another Campaign- Against Illegal
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt, after repeated conferences with
Attorney General Moody and Secretary
of the Interior Hitchcock, has deter
mined to inaugurate a vigorous cam
paign for the reclaiming of govern
ment land now unlawfully fenced in
and used for pasturage by certain
large cattle-owners. Through some
technicality of the law these men have
escaped punishment so far. The pres
ident will probably issue a proclama
tion soon ordering the cattle-owners to
tear down their illegal fences, and to
open up the country within a reason
able time, about sixty days, upon pain
of punishment. If this is not complied
with pending indictemnts are to be
Greene and Gaynor Guilty.
SAVANNAH, Ga. Benjamin D.
Greene and John F. Gaynor were
found guilty of conspiracy against the
government, presenting false claims
and embezzlement, in the federal court
for the southern district of Georgia.
Judge Emery Speer will pass sentence
upon them. The defendants were
found guilty with no recommendation
on each of tho Indictments. The ver
dict was returned a few minutes after
the jury had been out three hours and
a half. The case had been progressing
Receives Winder's Message.
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt has received a telegram from John
H. Winder, president of the bitumin
ous operators of Ohio, -a duplicate of j
wiiiuii wits sent lu x-resiueni Aiucneil
of the miners' union, proposing arbi
tration. At the White house It was stated
that the elegram was sent to the presi
dent for his information, that no reply
is expected and none will be sent.
Grocer Trust Ousted From Ohio.
COLUMBUS, O. The Ohio Whole
sale Grocers' Association Company
permitted judement of ouster to be
taken against it and the Franklin
county court appointed J. B. Sater and
Gilbert H. Stewart of Columbus, trus
tees to wind up the company.
Bumper Strawberry Crop in Missouri.
CARTHAGE. M. A bumper crop of
strawberries will be gathered in the
Southwest Missouri berry district thi3
Willing to Postpone Date.
WASHINGTON Baron Rosen, the
Russian ambassador, advised Secre
tary Root that the Russian government
is entirely willing to have the meeting
of the second Hague conference post
poned. President Planning Vacation.
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt has taken up the question of a
trip through the west during the
spring or summer of 1907. He expects
to reach a decision in tho matter w
fore a great while. j
FOUR YEAR TERN
THE NORMS RESOLUTION IS FA
It Ala Makes PrevisJe for the Elec
tion ef United States Senators.
By Direct Vote ef the People.
WASHINGTON-A resolution provid
ing for the election of senators by di-
, rect vote of the people has been favor
able acted upon by the house commit
tee on election of president, vice-president
and representatives in congress.
The resolution, which was introduced
by Mr. Norris of Nebraska, makes the
terms of members of the house four
years instead of two. Both proposi
tions are to be accomplished by amend
ments to the constitution.
Reasons why the term of members
should be four year are stated to bo
because no party can Inaugurate its
policy in two years.
"The people are tired." the report
says, "of this continuous drama and as
a result are inclined to give no atten
tion to the primaries and the conven
tion the very foundation of our polit
ical system the forum wherein the
country's interests can beat be guarded
and protected. With an election every
two years, the political grafter who
thrives on partisan strife and on the
nervous uncertainty controlling candi
didates for office Is able to live from
one election to another by the boodle
secured at his unholy business. The
adoption of the proposed amendment
would render it less possible for this
creature to ply nls trade."
Regardig the election of senators by
direct vote the report sas:
"The proposition to provide for the
election of senators by direct vote of
the people has been before the house of
representatives and has received favor
able consideration upon several dif
ferent occasions. A proposition to
amend the constitution having this
object in view has passed the house
of representatives at four different
times and each time by a practically
PEACE BROODS OVER ZION.
Controversy Between Dr. Dowie and
Former Followers to Be Arbitrated.
CHICAGO At the conclusion ot
day of conferences between represen
tatives of the opposing interests of the
Christian Catholic church, the state
ment was made at midnight Wednes
day that the whole controversy woul.l
probably be settled by conciliation.
Both sides to the dispute, according to
Atorney Emil C. Wetten. John Alex
ander's legal representative, are an
xious for an amicable adjustment of
the whole dispute. This announce
ment was made by Mr. Wetten after
his return to Chicago from Zion City,
where he went and was In conference
with General Overseer Voliva, Over
seer Speicher Overseer Piper. Deacon
Granger and Judge Barnes, the head of
Zion City's law department.
MANY ANARCHISTS COMING.
Constant Accessions to Ranks in the
WASHINGTON According to offi
cial information received in the city
Italian anarchists are arriving in the
United States in great numbers at
both Pacific and Atlantic seaports. The
diplomatic representatives of the Ital
ian government have positive informa
tion to this effect, and have brought
the matter to the attention of the
Unied States. Through these repre
sentatives at San Francisco and Balti
more the immigration officials have
been advised of the recent landing of
a number of anarchists from Italy.
The city of Baltimore, it is stated, is
rapidly becoming an anarchistic cen
ter. Italian consuls are engaged in
assisting the immigration officials with
a view to locating these men, and it
was said that very shortly there will
be placed in the hands of the immigra
tion authorities sufficient data upon
which to make a number of arrests.
WASHES FEET OF AGED MEN.
Emperor Francis Joseph Carries Out
VIENNA Emperor Francis Joseph
today, as usual, carried out the very
ancient ceremony of Maundy Thurs
day, by washing the feet of twelve
aged men. who were on this occasion
all nonagenarians, their united ages
being 1.096 years. The ceremony took
place in the large hall of the Hofburg
New Union Pacific Directors.
NEW YORK The board of direct
ors of the Union Pacific Railroad com
pany elected as directors Albert J.
Earilng. president of tha Chfcae-o mil
waukee & St. Paul railroad; David
Wilcox, president of the Deleware &
Hudson riailimd company, and Rob
ert GoeleL They fill tfce vacancies in
the Union Pacific directorate- caused
by the resignations or O. H. Kahn.
Jacob H. Schiff and James H. Hyde.
General Debate in the House.
WASHING iON For seven hours
Tuesday the house had under consid
eration the postoffice appropriation
bill, but in only a few Instances were
the provisions considered. During de
bate on the special appropriation for
railway mail pay. bitter ords were
exchanged between representatives
from North Carolina. Arkansas and
Kentucky, but all were within the
rules of the house. A humorous speech
was made by J. Adam Bede and
Charles A. Towne spoke in behalf of
the Jamestown exposition.
Construction Gangs Clash.
.PORTLAND. Ore. The Hill nd
Harriman construction gangs at Car
son. Wash., on the north bank of the
Columbia river, collided, when dyna
mite was freely used to drive thfc Co
lumbia Valley Railroad company's
graders off the land belonging to tho
Harriman road. One laborer was hit
by a flying rock, but only slightlv in
jured. A lighted stick of dynamite
was also thrown anion? the Columbia
Valley graders, but the men took to
their heels and ---aDed injury. The
sheriff anieted m
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