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THIS IN NEBRASKA
EVENTS OF INTEREST OF MORE
OR LESS IMPORTANCE.
Finances of State in Prosperous Con
dition Boy Held for Murder of
Father Bartley Bond Case.
Nebraska Banks Prosperous.
LINCOLN Nebraska banks are
prosperous, conservative, safe and
sound. So declared Secretary Royce
of the state banking board in bis re
port issued a few days ago.
A tabulation of the reports of the
667 banks repotting May 19, 1906. pre
heats a. very satisfactory showing aad
a splendid. condition of affairs gener
ally among the banks.
A comparison of this report with
that of February 19, 1906. shows an
increase in reserve from 33.6 per cent
to 35.8; a slight increase in loans and
discounts and an increase of over $500,
000 in deposits.
There are 163,327 depositors in state
banks, an increase of over 1,000 since
Max 17. 1906.
Compared with the report of one
year ago, the following increases are
found: Loans and discounts, 86,816,
570.32; deposits, $8,722,227.70, and a
decrease of $30,784.71 in notes and
bills rediscounted and bills payable,
aad an increase of forty-six in number
of banks reporting.
' End of Bartley Bond Case.
LINCOLN The supreme court up
held the former decision of the judges
ia the case of the state against Wll
Jiam A. Paxton and the other bonds
men of J. S. Bartley, defaulting state
treasurer. The suit was brought to
recover $500,000 from the bondsmen.
The court quashed the bill of excep
tions because volume two was not
properly authenticated. The suit was
prepared by Attorney General Prout
and Deputy Attorney General Norris
Brown. Brown filed a motion for re
hearing -and the court entertained it.
The judges declare that the former
opinion was correct and refused to
vacate it. Judge Letton writing the
Jesse Headley Held for Murder.
TEKAMAH The court room Was
crowded to its utmost capacity with
spectators who were present to at
tend the preliminary trial of Jesse
Headley. charged with the murder of
his father. Jacob Headley. who was
found in Bell creek on the morning of
June 9 in such a condition that identi
fication was impossible except by the
clothing on the dead man. Noah
Headley, the younger boy, was dis
charged, but Jesse was held to the
district court on the charge of murder.
Laborer Found Dead.
LINCOLN Charles Miller, a labor
er employed by the Burlington on con
struction work near Milford, was
found dead near the railroad track
three miles west of Lincoln. His
head was crushed in and a portion of
his brains were knocked out. It was
thought at the time the body .was
found the man had been struck by a
train, but later Coroner Graham caus
ed the arrest of Louis Davenport, a
fellow laborer,' who was with Miller in
Lincoln. Davenport said he left Mil
ler at the bridge west of the city and
knew nothing of his death until he was
Fort Robinson Retained;
WASHINGTON The attention of
Senator Millard was called to the pub
lished statement to the effect that
Fort Robinson was to be abandoned in
the near future. Senator Millard call
ed at the war department and was as
sured there was no intention to abon
doa Fort Robinson, but on the con
trary there was a possibility that its
strength would be materially increas
ed if funds could -be secured for the
' Farmer Finds Petrified Turtle.
DANNEBROG William Beck, a far
mer living about ten miles north of
Bmnnebrog, while quarrying rock on a
neighbor's farm a few days ago, found
a large petrified turtle. He describes
it as about three feet across the back
aad eighteen inches high. It is well
denned and even the spots on it are
Hen. Henry Spriclt III.
FREMONT Htm. Henry Spriek of
FoBtaaelle, who. located ia that town
over fifty years ago with the first com
pany of settlers, is reported very low
and his recovery is doubtful. He is
over 80 years of age and until stricken
with paralysis had enjoyed good
health. He was a member of the sec
ond territorial legislature and later a
representative from Washington coun
ty and also served two terms in the
Fifty Dollars a Month and Extras.
I will give for a man of good char
acter as my agent. Either salesman,
fanner., merchant or banker may ap
ply. Write Lock Box 1525. Lincoln,
- Peru Sen I Overtaxed.
PERU Letters are being sent out
to those who have planned to attend
the last six weeks of the summer nor-J
mal apprising them of the fact that
the class room and otter accommoda
ttoas are practically exhausted. These,
teachers are; advised to atteatd oher4
good normal schools that are not so
crowded. The management has fixed
the maximum limit of attendance at.
75, but owingr.tO'the large number of
applicants, class room facilities have
bees, temporarily arranged so that the
limit was raised to 800.
Big Increase in Valuation.
LINCOLN The highest advance of
returns yet received comes from the
assessor of Dodge county, the increase
amounting to $194,130. An increase
of $146,345 comes from Nemaha coun
ty. The total valuation of Nemaha
county is $4,623,853, and that of Dodge
county is $7,198,889.60. The number
of dogs in Nemaha county last year
Increased from 764 to 1,457. The num
ber of cattle, horses and hogs in all
e counties seems to have decreased
perceptibly since last year.
Exeter's new M. E. church was ded
icated on Sunday last.
It is said the Burlington will reduce
forces in its Wymote .shops.
Evangelist Lyon is conducting, a big
religious revival in Schuyler.
The Odd Fellows' building at Schuy
ler is having another story added.
Plattsmouth's new glove factory is
rteadily increasing its business. It
has just added' a new dye machine.
The Barneston Telephone company
has commenced the construction of a
line between, Barneston and Marys
ville, Kan. "" "
J. L. Chanin a pioneer of southern
Gage county who was kicked by a
horse some time ago, succumbed to
his injuries last week.
, David City has' been selected as the
place to hold the congressional con
vention of the Fourth district, which
will be held on July 18.
On July 16 the city of York will hold
an election to decide the question of
voting or issuing bonds to the amount
of $20,000 for paving intersection.
Prof. M. I. Ellis, formerly principal
of the Bancroft schools, has accepted
the position of superintendent of the
public schools of South Sioux City.
The 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Martin Hayes of Columbus was
drowned. The little fellow was out
In the yard playing near a cesspool into
which he fell.
The firm of McMaster ft McCan.
Seward, has made an assignment and
the stock is in the hands of the sher
iff. Claims amounting to $17,000 are
against the firm.
The Beatrice and Crete base ball
teams have arranged to play a game
at Crete on the Fourth of July for a
purse of $50 and a certain amount of
the gate receipts.
Government Surveyor George Bates,
with his corns of sixteen assistants,
arrived at Long Pine. They will sur
vey the southern portions of Rock and
The West -Point Milling company
have filed amended articles of incor
poration, increasing the capital stock
of that corporation to $90,000, in 900
shares of S100 each.
The Parker Carnival company has
signed a contract to give a street fair
in Plattsmouth one week, commenc
ing July 9, under the auspices of the
local lodge of Eagles.
A curiosity in the shape of a three
legged duck has been discovered at
the home of George - Sherwood, who
lives five miles south of Syracuse. It
can get around just as quickly as some
of the other fowls.
Maupin & Son of Beatrice have se
cured all of the 10,000 acres of oil
leases and will begin the work 'of
prospecting just as soon as they can
ship the machinery from Colorado,
which will be some time next week.
Certified statements of the property
valuations in Hall and Johnson coun
ties show slight increases over the fig
ures last year. The documents were
filed with Secretary George D. Ben
nett of the state board of equalization.
Lewis Svece, aged 17, working for
John Tesr, seven miles north of To
bias, committed suicide by shooting
himself through the abdomen with a
shotgun. He was operated on for in
testinal wounds, but died in twenty
four hours. '
The fine large farm house on' the
farm of William Miller, four miles
north of Table Rock, took- fire and
was entirely destroyed. The fire was
well under headway when discovered
by a member of the family, and noth
ing could be done to stay its progress.
The commissioners of, Cass county
applied to the commissioners of Sarpy
county to join them in repairing the
bridge across the Platte river at Louis
ville, which was refused. Now Cass
county will make the repairs and ap
peal to the court to compel Sarpy to
pay its share 'of the expense.
The names of the 3,091 alumni of
the University of Nebraska, with their
degrees, present occupations 'and pres
ent addresses, are contained in a di
rectory just issued and now being dis
tributed from the office of the regis
trar at the university. The purpose
of the little book, according to the
preface, is to place the alumni in
closer touch with each other and with
Coroner Overgaard of Dodge county
held an inquest on the remains of
Bert Stiles, who shot himself at his
home. The jury brought, in.a verdict
of death from shooting, with suicidal
intent. Mrs. Stiles is still prostrate.
It appeared from the evidence that
Mr. Stiles bad been rather despondent
of late, his business not being as prof
itable as he had hoped, and his friends
believe this was the cause of his act.
Upon his return to Lincoln from St.
Louis Mayor Brown announced that
Colonel Moses P. Wetmore of St Louis
would come to Lincoln on the occa
sion of the home-coming of William J.
Bryan and would bring with him a
trainload of Missourians to participate
in the reception. Mayor Brown ex
pects to make this reception a state
and national rather than a local affair
and prominent men from all parts ol
the country are expected tobe in Lin
coln. Robert Klose and wife of Beatrice,
who have been spending the past year
in Europe, have returned home. Just
before leaving Bremen, Germany, Mr.
Klose was taken sick and was obliged
to undergo an operation for appendi
citis before sailing for America.
Dr. A T. Peters of the State Agricnl-.
tural college' has accented an invita
tion to participate in a two weeks in
vestigation of, the Chicago stock yards.
The investigation will be made by
some scientists of Chicago, who are
acting for the Commercial association
of that city.
John, the six-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. C. Tyson of Elk Creek,
fell a distance of ten feet out of a
cherry tree. He struck the ground on
his back and is thought to have sus
tained injuries that may prove fatal.
Julius Altschuler, the witness who
testified to brutalities In the Norfolk
hospital investigation, will send to the
state board at Lincoln a statement
signed by 150 citizens aad business
men, to the effect that they have
known him a long time and that they
never heard his reputation questioned
as to truth and veracity.
NAVX IH CATHEDBAX AT
Cross Shows Where Throne Stood.
ECUTE STANDARD Oil
UNDER TERMS OF ELKINS UW
ATTORNEY GENERAL XOODT
PLANS CRIMINAL PROCEED
INGS AGAINST BIO COM
BINE. Washington. President Roosevelt
finally has decided to begin a
series of prosecutions against the
Standard Oil company. There will be
criminal proceedings in a number of
different judicial uistricts.
The Standard Oil company will be
prosecuted as a corporation for viola
tion of the Elkins law forbidding re
bates, or the giving or receiving of dis
criminating rates. The method of pros
ecution adopted successfully at Kansas
City before Judge Smith McPherson,
which resulted in the conviction of the
packing houses, is to be followed to a
certain extent in the fight against the
Attorney General Moody Friday gave
out the following statement regarding
the proposed prosecution of the Stan
dard Oil company:
Suits to Begin at Once.
"After full consideration of all the
Information now available, including
the report of the commissioner of cor
porations and the evidence taken by
the interstate commerce commission, I
have reached the conclusion that crim
inal 'proceedings against the Standard
Oil company should be begun in cer
tain cases where there appears to
have been a violation of the laws reg
ulating interstate commerce and pro
hibiting rebates and other unlawful
discriminations. Accordingly such
NEW ENVOY TO NORWAY.
Assistant Secretary of State Peirce
Named for Post Chicagoan
to Succeed Him.
Washington. The president Tues
day sent to the senate the nomina
tions of Herbert H. D. Peirce. now
HERBERT H. D. PEIRCE.
New Minister to Norway.)
third assistant secretary of state, to be
envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary to Norway, and Hunt
ington Wilson, of Illinois, to succeed
Mr. Peirce as third assistant -'secretary
Visible Supply of Cotton.
New Orleans. Secretary Lester's
statement of the world's visible supply
of cotton shows a total of 3,252,011
bales, against 3,457,373 last week. Of
this the .total of American cotton Is
1.855,011, against 1.996,373 last week.
Berth for Michigan Man.
Washington. Dr. Chessy L. Wilbur,
of Michigan, has been , appointed chief
statistician for vital statistics in the
census bureau, vice William A. King,
deceased. Dr. Wilbur was expert spe
cial 8 sent in the same bureau.
Bribery Charge Dismissed.
Macon, Mo. Circuit Attorney Sager,
Df St. Louis, has dismissed the charge
3f bribery against T. E. Albright, for
mer member of the St Louis house of
delegates, who was acquitted after the
trial on a charge of perjury.
Blase in Ice Plant.
St Louis. A huge ammonia tank
sxploded in the condensing room of
the Polar Wave Ice company Thurs
day, igniting the fume-laden atmos
phere of the apartment end causing a
loss of $50,000.
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proceedings will be begun at once In
the appropriate judicial districts.
These cases are regarded and will be
treated as of importance, as it seems
clear and in so far as the Standard Oil
company has obtained monopolistic
control of interstate trade, that con
trol has been in large degree made
possible by discriminations in trans
portation rates or faciiities, the dis
criminations being in some cases in vi
olation of law and in other cases,
through injurious to the public wel
fare, not in violation of law, and there
fore subject only to such correction as
may be afforded by the railway rate
legislation now pending in congress.
"I shall continue the investigation
of the affairs of the Standard Oil com
pany and of such complaints as have
been or may be brought to the atten
tion of this department, with the view
of ascertaining whether or not there
has been any violation of the anti-trust
act or of any other federal law.
Special Counsel Employed.
"This investigation will require as
sistance of the department, and I have
employed as special counsel. Frank B.
Kellogg, of St. Paul, who was one of
the counsel for the government in the
recently terminated litigation against
the Western Paper organization, and
Charles B. Morrison, of Chicago, now
United States attorney for the north
ern district of Illinois. Mr. Morrison
will in the near future resign bis place
as district attorney.
"The course of action I have stated
has received the approval of the presi
dent and all the members of the cab
inet" SENATE VOTES FOR LOCKS
Type of Canal Across Isthmus of Pan
ama Settled to Conform to
Ideas of President.
Washington. The senate Thursday
took a position in accord with the
president and the house of represen
tatives by declaring for a lock canal
across the Isthmus of Panama. There
was only one recorded vote in con
nection with the disposition of the
question, and that was negative in
character, coming on a motion to lay
on the table the lock type substitute
for the sea level bill reported by the
committee on interoceanic canals. This
motion was made by Senator Kttt
redge, the committee champion of the
sea level plan, and was voted down. 31
to 3. This vote was accepted as de
cisive and no one asked for a division
on the vote on the acceptance of the
Senate Expresses Sympathy.
Washington. The senate Friday
adopted the following joint resolution.
"That the people of the United States
are horrified by the reports of the mas
sacre of Hebrews in Russia on account
of their race and religion and that
those bereaved thereby have the hearty
sympathy of the people of this coun
try." Earthquake in Santiago.
Santiago, Cuba. Two earthquake
shocks half an hour apart, the first oc
curring at two o'clock Friday morning,
slightly damaged many buildings in
this city. Several persons -were slight
ly injured by falling articles.
'Quakes Felt in Minnesota.
Red Wing, Minn. Earthquake
shocks were distinctly felt at the Good
hue county poor farm, three miles from
here. Beds rocked and articles we're
jarred from shelves. Panic seized the
inmates of the place for a time.
New Zealand Premier Buried.
Wellington, N. Z. The funeral of
Premier Seddon, who died suddenly
June 10 on the steamer Owestry
Grange, took place here Thursday and
was a striking demonstration of pub
Tim Sullivan to Resign.
New 'York. Congressnun Timothy
D. Sullivan has gone to Washington
to prepare his resignation as a mem
ber of the house. Mr. Sullivan will be
a candidate for the state senate this
REGAL CEREMONY OCCURS Uff
ROYALTY WITNESSES EVENT
Ceremonies Are Elaborate and Im
pressive Biography of New
Xing and Queen of
Trondhem. In the cathedral in this
city, the ancient Norse capital,
King Haakon VII. aad Queen Maud
were crowned king and queen of Nor
way at noon Friday. Guns boomed,
bells rang and the people ac
claimed the happy climax to the young
Princes and princesses from several
of the royal families of Europe and
envoys from the principal nations of
Europe and America were present at
the ceremonies, which were made pic
turesque and impressive by the ancient
rites by which kings of Norway are
The royal party left the palace at
11:05 a. m. and entered the cathedral
six minutes later. The coronation
ceremony began immediately after
their arrival. The crowning of the
king was completed at 12:15 p. m.
The coronation of the queen began at
12:20 and was completed at 12:35
p. m. At 12:55 their majesties left
the cathedral and arrived at the pal
ace five minutes later.
Bishop Conducts Ceremonies.
The coronation ceremonies, which
were very elaborate, were conducted
by the bishop of Trondhjem, assisted
by the leading cabinet ministers and
chief justice of the supreme court.
After the anointing of the king by the
bishop, the latter and Prime Minister
Michilsen conjointly placed the crown
on his head, after whica Foreign Min-
KING HAAKON VII.
ister Loevland and the bishop con
jointly handed him the scepter. After
a prayer offered by the bishop the lat
ter and Interior Minister Arctandei
conjointly handed the king the orb
and later War Minister Olsson and
the bishop handed the sword of state
to his majesty. These ceremonies
were followed by the benediction.
The king having taken his seat on
the throne, the queen was crowned
by the same high personages and in
a similar manner. The ceremony
throughout was impressive.
Comes from Family of Rulers.
King Haakon comes of the ancient
Oldenburg stock. He is the second
son of Prince Frederick, heir appar
ent to the Danish throne, and with
his brothers and sisters was reared
in an unpretentious way in the old
feudal palace of Amalienberg.
The king, whose full name is Chris,
tian Frederick Charles George Valde
mar Axel, was born at Copenhagen
August 3, 1872. He was educated ir
the public schools and in the nava
academy, and almost all his activities
have been confined to the marine de
partment of King Christian's govern
ment. He, however, passed all hit
examinations with high honors, and
upon his graduation was made a lieu
tenant in the navy. In manner he is
quiet and unassuming, caring little
for display and ceremonial, but is per
severing and energetic in all his un
dertakings. He has Bernadotte blood
in his veins, for his mother is the only
daughter of King Carl XV. of Sweden
For a time his mother opposed his
union with the English Princess Maud,
having resolved that he should wed
the young Queen Wilhelmina, of Hol
land, who, it was said, looked upon
Charles with friendly eyes. Charles,
however, was in love with his British
relative, and in opposition to his
mother's wishes won her as a bride.
Princess Maud Alexandra, who will
be the first queen that Norway has
had In years, is the daughter of King
Edward of England, and is first cou
sin to her husband. They were mar
ried in Buckingham palace, Iondon.
July 22, 1896, and since that time have
led a happy, simple life in Copen
hagen. It -is said that they are as
devoted to each other to-day as they
were during their courtship. They
have one son. Prince Alexander, who
was born July 2, 1903.
Strike in Porcelain Factories.
Limoges. The Haviland porcelain
factory here has closed down, conse
quent on a strike over the question of
wages. Other employers have given
notice of a lockout, unless the work
ers accept the conditions offered.
Arrest British Suffragists.
London. Miss Billington, Miss Ken
nedy and three other leaders of the
militant women suffragists were ar
rested in Cavendish square for creating
a disturbance outside of Chancellor of
the Exchequer Asquith's house.
Fatal Quarrel Over Money.
Hoboken, N. J. In a quarrel over
money matters Wednesday, Theodore
Ahl, 49 years old, a steamship rigger,
murdered his wife by cutting her
throat with a razor and then tried to
end his own life with tame weapon.
Annihilate Band of 13.
Salonlki. After a desperate fight
at Perlepstlch, near Kochana, a force
of imperial troops on June 18 annihi
lated a band of 12 under Capt. Christo.
of the .Bulgarian army. The troops
lost two killed and four wounded.
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THE YEAR'S WORK
WHAT THE CLOSING SESSION OF
CONGRESS HAS DONE.
MUCH IMrWTMT LEOSUDH
However, Meet ef Concern Yet
Came Rate and Pure Fecal Bills
Certain te Become Laws Before End
of the Session.
WASHINGTON Important meas
ures extending federal regulation and
control have been enacted at the first
session of the fifty-ninth congress, bow
rapidly drawing to a close. The rail
road rate and meat inspection bills
will soon become laws and before ad
journment of congress both houses
will have passed pure food bills, which,
though dissimilar in terms, are both
based on the same principle of federal
control. It is the present intention to
try and adjust these differences before
There has been no marked division
on party lines in effecting the above
results, the differences being only to
ways &ud means rather than as to pol
icy. Besides branching off into this new
field of legislative endeavor the pres
ent session of congress has made itself
Important in other ways. It has add
ed one and perhaps two new states tu
the union, and by so doing has dispos
ed of four territories.
Great results to the people are ex
pected from the removal of the tax
on denatured alcohol and if predictions
are fulfilled light power is to be sup
plied by alcohol made from the corn
fields of the country, from sugar beets
and sugar cane, from fruits and other
By a deft turn of legislative points
of view the questions which have per
plexed congress for some time regard
ing the Panama canal have been set
tled. The president may dig a lock
canal as fast as he pleases. A joint
resolution was agreed to requiring
canal supplies to be of American man
ufacture. Congress has not dealt with the for
eign situation to any extent. An act
making a much needed reorganization
of the consular service was passed.
Nothing was done in the Santo Do
mingo controversy and the legislation
affecting our colonial possessions was
meager and unimportant, although
tariff revision for the Philippines re
ceived the attention and approval of
the house, and an act was passed re
vising the tariff collected by the Phfe
lipine government A coinage art for
the islands also was passed.
But congress talked about our own
tariff law. It broke the record for
words. Thousands and hundreds of
thousands more than have been utter
ed at any other one session of con
gress were compiled in the ongression
al Record. Not only on the floors of
the two houses has the word record
been heavy, but the publications re
sulting from committee investigations
of subjects are larger and more num
erous than at any previous session.
A large number of bills were introduc
ed in the two houses. The calendar
records show that the number has
reached nearly 20.500 more than were
introduced during the entire three ses
sions of the last congress.
WINDUP IN CONGRESS.
Leaders in Both Houses Look for Ad
WASHINGTON Senator Hale. who.
in the absence of Senator Allison is
acting as chairman of the senate com
mittee on appropriations, expenses
confidence in the final adjournment of
congress before the close of the pres
ent week. His program will be to
urge the conference rejiorts to the ex
clusion of practically all other mat
ters, and with the supply bills finally
passed, there is no measure, unless it
be the railroad'rate bill, tnat can hold
congress together. The Maine sena
tor is of the opinion that the work can
all be concluded by Friday, but says
that in no event will it go beyond Sat
urday. WITTE TELEGRAPHS CZAR.
Tells of Effect of Jewish Massacre on
LONDON The Times' St. Peters
burg correspondent says that Count
Witte has telegraphed Emperor Nicho
las that the Bailystok massacre, for
which he holds the ministry re
sponsible, has completely neutralized
his efforts to conciliate foreign opin
ion. Wisconsin Man in Big Luck.
SPOKANE, Wash. One of the How
ard street bridges over the Spokane
river. 150 yards east of the main falls,
collapsed here shortly after a street
car had passed over it. John P. Heem,
a commercial traveler from Honey
Creek, Wis., was carried down in the
wreck, but his clothing caught, sus
pending him on the brink of the up
per falls. He was removed unhurt
No other person was injured.
One Case of Yellow Fever.
NEW ORLEANS One case of yel
low fever was reported at the Missis
sippi river quarantine station. 97 miles
below New Orleans. This is the first
case of yellow fever reported in Louis
iana this year by the State Board of
Health. The patient is a Cuban sailor
who arrived at quarantine June 18 on
the steamer Holstein from Havana.
The Holstein is still detained at qua
antine, having been disinfected after
the sailor was taken off and ordered
to lie at anchor for six days before
proceeding to New Orleans.
Free Schools in Canal Zone.
WASHINGTON Twenty-three pub
lic schools, with an attendance of 1,129
pupils, and with twenty-six teachers,
have been established on the canal
zone in the various municipalities un
der the direction of the canal zone
WARSAW In the suburb of Wola
this afternoon a band of terrorists shot
and killed two policemen and wound
ed another policeman and a gendarme
who were sitting drinking in a res
PASSES BEEF BILL
HOUSE ADOPTED COMPROMISE IN
IS SOT WK Tl THE 8HATE
WHIiama and De Amend Enlivened
the Dab Minority Leader Re
buke "Mtick Rakina" at Expense of
WASHINGTON "I move to suspend
the rules, discharge the committee of
the whole house on the state of union
from the consideration of the senate
amendments to the agricultural ap
propriation bill, disagree to all the
amendments except No. 29 with the
amendment recommended by- the com
mittee on agriculture and ask for a
conference with the senate on the dis
Interest was shown in every part of
the house when Mr. Wadsworth made
the above motion soon after reporting
the agricultural appropriation with the
compromise amendment relating to
Mr. Wadsworth. in explaining" the
changes made in the substitute for the
original meat inspection amendment,
said that the changes were mostly m
verbiage and then took them up seria
tim. He called attention to the elimi
nation of the court review clause and
the date of Inspection.
In a semi-humorous vein, Mr. Wil
liams of Mississippi said:
"We must must under the rules of
the house, vote this proposed legisla
tion np just as it comes to us., nursed
by the speaker and the president and
approved of by the committee, be
cause the committee on agriculture
could not well do anything except ap
prove after these two great ruling au
thorities had spoken: we must vote it
jp or vote it down.
"As a broad general principle, Mr.
Speaker, all sanitary legislation ought
to be paid for by the public. The rea
son for that rule is that nobody is as
i rule responsible for unsanitary con
iitions. When the bubonic plague or
yellow fever invade the country, every
body knows that nobody wants to be
:he vehicle of the transfer of these
langerous diseases. Nobody wants
:o catch them for the purpose of giv
ng them to other people. That is the
reason of the rule that the public
aught to pay the expense, but the very
reason points out the exception. Some
:imes an unsanitary condition is
3 rough t about by the voluntary action
if the evildoers. Whenever that Is
:he case, then the expense of curing
:he condition which has been brought
about by their acts ought to be borne
by them (applause), and I for one had
hoped that the thundering in the in
dex about making the evildoers stand
the expense of curing their own evil-
doing would be followed up more
strenuously, than it has been.
"Now. I wish to add this: There
aas been some muckraking in connec
:ion with this matter, and I want to
pay my individual tribute to a mem
per of this house. I think that in this
particular legislation he has been niis
raken, especially upon the point of not
making the evildoers iay for curing
:he evil condition brought about by
:helr own action. There has beer
some muckraking in which there has
Deen a disposition to charge all sorts
if wrong motives upon the gentleman
Trom New York (Mr. -Wadsworth). the
chairman of the committee on agricul
:ure. I served with him for eight or
:en years upon a committee of this
louse. I have known him to cast
more votes against his own interests
:han any man in this house, ne is a
worthy son of a noble sire and an hon
;st man if God makes honest men;
tnd I believe he does."
With fine sarcasm Mr. DeArmond
said it would be an awful injustice to
compel a millionaire packer through
whose establishments the agents or
Jie government went, compelled to
swath their noses and clothes with
lisinfectants. to pay 5 cents for the
inspection of a beef and 3 cents for a
aog or sheep in order that his products
might go through interstate and for.
aign commerce and be sold." Satir
tcallv he said that would be an out-
Mr. Adams of Wisconsin, whese ef
forts to bring about harmony between
conflicting Interests, has been crown
ed with success, closed the debate.
The amendment was then adopted.
A vigorous conference was held at
the desk between the speaker, Mr.
Williams and Mr. Wadsworth. The
speaker later appointed Messrs. Wads
worth, Scott and Lamb conferees.
Fight for Iowa Man.
WASHINGTON Congressman Han
sen of Iowa started in Thursday to
make a fight against a senate amend
ment in the naval appropriation bill
which promotes certain persons over
Prof. Milton Updegraff of Decorah.
who Is engaged as one of the profes
sors at the Naval academy, but on as
surance of Mr. Foss that the house
would insist on its disagreement he
lid not press the matter.
The Lady in the Moon.
A German astronomer has discover
ed that the man in the moon is a wom
an. "Hair. eyes, mouth, nose, chin.
and bust." says he. "may all be dis
tinctly observed. "In fact, the only
thing that makes one doubt the ac
curacy of his observation is that he
saw not one woman but two. London
Harvest by Electric Light
Harvesting by electric light has been
introduced in Australia.
Imitate Jamaica Rum.
The government of Jamaica has be
gun, in England, a series of prosecu
tions of sellers of counterfeit Jamai
ca rum. The result of this illicit
trade has been a reduction or distiller
ies in Jamaica from 150 to 108 in five
Paper From Hop Refuse.
The discovery has ben made that
good paper can be produced from the
refuse hops that have hitherto been
thrown away in breweries.
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