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IMS IN NEBRASKA
EVENTS OF INTEREST OF MORE
OR LESS IMPORTANCE.
Pardon for Criminals Recommended
by the Governor Other Matters
Over the State.
' Pardons Recommended for Two.
If Governor Mickey follows the rec-1
ommendation of the chief justice of
the supreme court, the secretary of
state -and the attorney general, two
life prisoners, will be pardoned July
4, and their citizenship will be re
stored to them. These officers recom
mended pardons be granted to Edward
J. Collins, sentenced from Valley
county April 12, 1894, for life on a
charge of murder, and Samuel E.
Payne, .colored, convicted of murder
ing a white girl in Omaha. He reach
ed the penitentiary December 28. 1894.
He was convicted of taking the life
of Maud Ruble, whose body was
found in a house near the Tenth street
viaduct. The murder was one of the
most notable in the history of the
state. Payne has spent a portion of
his time in the asylum.
Dogs Are Valuable Asset.
LINCOLN An important factor in
the makeup of the grand assessment
roll of Nebraska is that class of small
animals called dogj. Since dogs be
came property under the laws and
their owners have had to pay taxes on
them for keeping them in town, the as
sessors have. been petting busy, with
the result that last year 3101.81G of
the total assessment of the state rep
resented the assessed value of the
dogs. This is over $500,000 worth of
dog. This j'ear the assessment of
dogs is materially ii.creased over last
year, white the value will be about the
same on the average. Sheep last year
were worth 56 cents a head, while a
dog was assessed at 95 cents, making
the actual value of the sheep $2.80 and
the actual value of man's best friend
$4.75 each. The total number of dogs
reported last year by the assessors
was 106,144, while of the 'forty-one
counties reported so far. the number
of dogs ;s materially increased.
Caught in Alfalfa Rake,
i EDGAK A son of James Devor, re
Biding five miles south of Edgar, was
seriously, if not fatally, injured last
week while raking alfalfa. The horses
became suddenly unmanageable and
ran away with the boy on the rake.
The boy, though 14 years old. was
unable to keep his seat and was
thrown down In front of the rake and
-was dragged for a considerable dis
tance, entangled In the rake, before
.the rake passed over him. When he
was 'picked up he was in an uncon
scious condition and remained in a
semi-conscious condition. The outcome
canftot yet be determined.
Packing House for Beatrice.
BEATRICE At a meeting of tne Be
atrice Commercial club plans were per
fected for the establishment of a pack
ing plant in this city, to cost $125,000.
There will be no cash bonus, but the
city is asked to donate a site. Be
atrice citizens are asked to take $50,
000 in bonds. The capacity of the plant
will be 200 cattle and 1,000 hogs daily
and will employ from 200 to 300 peo
ple. The contract calls for the com
pletion of the plant in eight months,
and the establishment of such an in
dustry here means much to Beatrice
and . vicinity.
- - Expense -of -State Charges.
" The financial reports of the various
state. institutions filed with the gov
ernor, covering a period of six months
ending May 31, has been compiled and
shows the per cap:ta cost of main
tenance for this period was $101.10,
against $106.99 for the same period of
last year. The total income from the
farms and gardens during the .last six
months was $49,151.26. an increase
1 Carload of Cattle Burned.
ARAPAHOE A car loaded with cat
tle, shipped from Cambridge by John
Sayers. was discovered on . fire in
transit between Holbrook and this
place. All efforts to put out the fire
were fruitless until the stock extra
reached this station, and then too late
to save the cattle, as they had suffocated.
Killed by Lightning.
BLUE HILL Chris Kopp, a young
man living southwest of this city, was
killed by lightning during a heavy
electrical storm. He was returning
from town at the time.
Missing Boy is Found.
NORFOLK Jimmie O'Gormon, the
Jad who mysteriously disappeared nine
weeks ago, and whose father nearly
became the victim of mob attack, was
found working lor a neighbor.
Fifty Dollars a Month and Extras.
I will give for a man of goad char
acter as my agent Either salesman,
farmer, merchant or banker' may ap
ply. Write Lock Box 1525, Lincoln
Nebraska Delegates Named.
Governor Mickey appointed dele
' gates to represent Nebraska at the
meeting of state representatives to be
held in Des Moines September 5 for
the purpose of getting, the various
state legislatures to pass resolutions
for the election of Unted States sena
tors by direct vote of the people. The
following delegates were appointed:
Judge Jesse B. Strode of Lincoln, Hon.
William V. Allen of Madison, Colonel
William Hayward of Nebraska City,
Hon. William G. Whitmore and Hon.
A. C. Shallenberger of Alma.
J. O. Mead, one cf the oldest set
tlers of Hall county, died last week.
Two prisoners put to work on the
streets of Beatrice maae their escape.
Congressan Kennedy has secured a
pension of $12 for Christian DItrich
Edward Roscwater, delegate to the
international postal congress in Rome,
has returned to Omaha.
Saunders county dropped $20,000 in
to the state treasury last week to pay
off some court house and some refund
The Sure Hatch Incubator factory
now located at Clay Center has been
bought by Freont parties and will be
reoved to that city.
W. F. Dirstt, who resides three and
one-half miles northwest of Rulo. was
struck by a freshly shod horse and
his face was badly mutilated.
Mrs. Brown, the aged woman who
was so oadly hurt in the runaway ac
cident at Pawnee City, on Decoration
day, died from results of her injur)'.'
Jesse Wall, living near Eagle, south
of Ashland, who was caught under a
threshing machine and nearly crushed
to death, is still in a very precarious
Fred Shifley stole a horse and Sher
iff Quinton of Cass county has received
word from Sheriff Savage of Miles
City, Mont, that $100 reward will be
paid for his arrest.
The Masonic, lodge of Long Pine
held a meeting and decided to build
a Masonic temple. An architect was
ordered to draw up plans for a two
story cement block building, having
100 feet frontage on Main street.
Governor Mickey has appointed Ros
coe Pound of Lincoln and 'John L.
Webster and Ralph W. Breckinridge
delegates to the national conference of
of the American Bar association, which
is set for August 29 to 31. inclusive.
"Grar.dpa" Powell of Stuart, aged 82,
shot himself. He get a letter from a
niece n Idaho saying she could not
come for him as she was to be mar
ried. He went into the barn and shot
himself with a small .38 calibre pistol
Lightning struck an ornament in the
towc- of the chapel at the Soldiers'
home in Grand Island and set the
building on fire. The flames were
quickly extinguished by a force of men
about the institution The same bolt
communicated by a lightwire to the
hospital building, where the shock ren
dered Mrs. Foutz. a member, and a
nurse unconscious. .
Governor Mickey has' received a let
ter from Governor Cummins of Iowa
asking him to appoint five delegates or
commissioners to meet with as many
from other states to start a movement
to get all legislatures' to pass a reso
lution requesting the submission of a
constitutional amendment providing for
the election of United States senators
by direct vote of the people.
Superintendent Kearn of the Hast
ings asylum has discharged four em
ployes of that institution and other
employes of other' institutions are to
go in the same way very shortly. It
is the intention of th-j various state su
perintendents to employ husbands and
wives as attendants, as it has been
demonstrated that a woman in a ward
has a good effect on the inmates.
Reports of a new railroad enterprise
concerning, which a great deal of se
crecy has been observed come from
the northern part of Buffalo county
along the South Loup river. The proj
ect contemplates the building of a line
for electric or steam cars from Pros
ser south of the Platte to Shelton,
then up the Buckeye valley to the
South Loup river, and on through Lo
gan county to Tryon in McPherson
A. section of the country ncr-a of
Wood river in Hall county, is consid
erably stirred up over the prevalence
of the disease of glanders among the
horses. State Veterinarian Bernard
and Veterinarian Ebbitt, notified of
the disease, made a rour of inspection
of the district and killed eight horses
on their first trip, and it is bejieved
other horses will have to be disposed
of before the infectious and malignant
disease is wiped out.
When a merchant or property owner
objects to an assessment, the county
board of equalization of Lancaster
county has ruled that the party must
show the board his insurance policy
so the board can judge whether the"
protest -should be sustained. John T
Dorgan, whose automobile was in
creased by the assessor from $1,000 to
$2,500. told the board that an auto
mobile should be listed as a liability
rather than as an asset
The Rushville Rifles, the company of
the National Guard which .will not get
to go to Fort Riley for the army
maneuvers because it costs too much
money to get there, will be ordered to
camp near Rushviil in the near fu
ture and will do a stunt in target prac
tice. The two legiments are now get
ting ready to go to Fort Riley by
August 3. In the meantime Adjutant
General Culver is looking around for
a target practice ground, and will go
to Beaver Crossing shortly to see if
that place would be suitable for the
TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT
TAWNEY ANALYZES THE LIST
Total Appropriations for This Session
$880,183,301 Nearly Hundred and
Forty Millions Not Chargeable tc
Budget Next Year.
BILL IS HELD UP.
RATE BILL A LAW
PRESIDENT SIGNS MEASURE LATE
HOT TIME IN THE UPPER HOUSE
WASHINGTON Chairman Tawney
of the house appropriation committee
made the following statement! as to
the appropriations fir the fiscal yeai
"The total approbations made at
this session of congress, including
those carried in the regular appropria
tion act, all deficiene'es. miscellaneous
matters and permanent annual approp
riations, aggregate $S'S0,183,301.
"This is an apparent increase of $60,
000,000 over the appropriations made
at the last session or congress.
"This is mere than accounted for in
the three following items:
"For the Isthmian canal. $42,447,000;
under the statehood bill, $10,250,000;
toward the construction of new build
ings authorized at this session. $10,321.
000. making a total of .$63,018,000 to
which might properlv be added $5,000,
000 for San Francisco.
"Other notable increases are $3,000,
000 for inspection of meat products and
$10,600,000 on account of the postal
"The total apparent appropriations
made at this session. $880,183,301, do
not constitute in their entirety a
charge against the revenues of the
government for the next fiscal year,
for the reason that there must De ae
ducted deficiencies that are chargeable
to the service of the current year ana
to meet the expenditures already in
curred on account tiiereor. approximat
ing at least $35,000,000. This sum in
cludes $16.w0,U00 for the Isthmian
"There should also be deducted $57,-
000.000 for the sinking fund, which
may or may not be met in whole or in
part, as it is purely a matter of discre
tion with the secretary of the treasury
to utilize the surplus for that purpose.
"There should also be deducted $22,
000.000, which is estimated and in
cluded in the whole sum of appropria
tions to be paid out of deposits of na
tional banks in redemption of circulat
ing notes of banks. The deposits are
not credited as a pat of the revenues
of the government, pnd therefore re
demptions made from the fund thus
arising should not be charged to ex
penditures. "The $25,456,415 appropriations for
work on the isthmian canal is payable
from or reimbursab'e to the treasury
out of bonds that arc authorized to be
sold fcr that purpose and should also
be deducted from the approriationse for
"The sums mentioned amount to
more than. $133,000,000 and when de
ducted leave apparent appropriations of
only $741,000,000 to be met out of the
revenues of the next fiscal year.
"In my judgment the ordinary rev
enues of the next fiscal year will
amount to at least S600.000.000. The
postal revenues are estimated at $181,
573,000 for 1907, making the total ap
parent resources of the government for
next year not less than $7Si.573.0O0,
or at least $40,000,000 in excess of ap
propriations that may be charged
Halted in the
WASHINGTON The senate was in
open session for about five hours and
a half Wednesday, and notwithstand
ing the session began with a roll call
in order to assure a quorum, the day
was crowded with business of impor
tance, including an announcement by
Senator Proctor, chairman of the sen
ate committee of agriculture, of a
deadlock in conference on the meat
Insoection nrovision of the agricultur
al appropriation bill: a reply by Sen- "WASHINGTON The president Fri-I
ator Bailey to the recent attack upon day "ten signed the railroad rate bill.
SENT BILL BACK.'
Senators Bailey and Tillman Have a
Heated Colloquy Over Rate Measure
Long Discussion on Conference
him in the Cosmopolitan magazine;
the passage of the centralization bill;
the continuance of Senator La Fol
lette's effort to pass his bill limiting
the hours of service on railroad trains;
the acceptance of an almost complete
report on the sundry civil appropria
tion bill. and a speech by Senator
Warren in support of his resolution
relative to the live stock industry.
Senator Bailey denied all the alle
gation of the Cosmopolitan article at
tacking himself and holding W. R.
Hearst responsible for the attack, say
ing that in all the six political cam
paigns made by himself he had not
spent as much money as Mr. Hearst
had spent in one ward in his recent
race for mayor of New York.
An absolute deadlock on the meat
Inspection amendment to the agricul
tural appropriation bill was reported
by Senator Proctor to the senate, after
three sessions of the conferees had
been held. The Vermont senator said
that the house conferees had declined
to consider any compromise on the
subject of the payment of the cost of
inspection by the packers.
ihe senate conferees offered to
compromise, he said, upon a tax of 5
cents a head on cattle and 3 cents on
hogs, sheep and gcats, to be collect
ed and covered into the treasury the
same as any other revenue. He read
the compromise proposition showing
that ti.e $::.((00,000 appropriation pro
vided by the house would remain in
the bill and the cost of the inspection
would be paid therefrom. In reply to
a question from Senator Hale he stat
ed that the tax would amount to about
one-half of the appropriation.
The third conference of the day had
been concluded a short time before
Senator Proctor made his statement.
At that conference he offered the com
promise proposition, which was met
by the house conferees with the argu
ment that it would be unconstitutional,
on the ground that congress has no
authority to levy a direct tax upon
chattels. Upon making his statement.
Senator Proctor said the conferees
had agreed on practically all items,
but that the house conferees had posi
tively refused to consider any compromise.
HOUSE PASSES DEFICIENCY BILL.
SESSION AT AN END.
Both Houses of Congress Adjourn Sat
urday Night at Ten O'clock.
WASINGTON Promptly at 1C
o'clock Saturday night Vice President
Fairbanks in the sciate and Speaker
Cannon in the house declared the final
adjournment of the lirst session of the
For the first time congress ad
journed on the day which closed the
fiscal year. Other sessions had ad
journed before and some after June 30,
but the Fifty-ninth congress ended its
first session on the day when the gov
ernment strikes its balances and
closes its books. There were some in
teresting features to mark the end
which came when there was less than
a quorum in either house. Many sena
tors and representatives, believing that
the adjournment would come early in
the day, made arrangements to leave
in the afternoon anil did not remain
for the closing scenes.
Late News fro Departments Makes
Necessary to Add $600,000.
WASHINGTON The general de
ficiency bill, the last of the big money
measures passed the house Wednesday,
with few changes in the text of the
bill. Several items were inserted, due
to late information of deficiencies in
the departments, the net increase be
ing about $60.000 over the bill as re
ported from the committee on appropriations.
He also signed the naturalization bill
and the bill for the construction of
a lock canal across the isthmus of
The senate devoted most of its time
Friday' to consideration of conference
reports including the reports -of the
railroad rate bill, the pure food bill
and the meat inspection bill. All were
adopted during the day's session.
The principal controversy was over
the rate bill when Senators Bailey- and
Tillman had a heated colloquy, the
more notable because of the warm
friendship existing between the two
senators. The controversy was on the
subject of railroad lawyers, and Mr.
Bailey expressed strong disapproval of
the South Carolina senator's views on
that subject. There was also much
discussion of the meat inspection pro
vision. A number of senators express
ed themselves as willing only to ac
cept the house provision because it
was attached to an appropriation bill
and a deadlock would cause the fail
ure of the supply bill.
Senator Tillman called up the con
ference report on the railroad rate
legislation and began bis attack upon
I the pipe line amendment as being in
the interest of the Standard Oil com
pany. "About the time the Allison amend
ments were Incubating," he said.
"there was a. great furore about the
Garfield j report on the Standard Oil
company and we were told that the ex
posures of'its crimes would help the
vote on the rate bill and under the
cover of this dust the president re
tired Jfroni this advanced position on
railrbad'rlegisIation and accepted the
Allisoniprovlsion. There the big stick
and the oitchfork. which had been in
alliance', found' themselves separated,
and the pitchfork, while doing duty on
the firing line, looked around only to
see the tail of its associate hustling to
the rear sliding towards the Allison
base, to use a base ball phrase. The
big stick was rushing in on all fours
to get between Fathter Allison's legs."
He had no fault to find, be added,
except that he considered the presi
dent had been inconsistent in not com
ing to the assistance of the senate
conferees. He considered it a little
remarkable that just when he might
do something to thwart the policy of
this gigantic monopoly he is as mum
as a mouse, except that there is now
another hurrah about what the presi
dent is going to do o the Standard
Oil in the way of suits.
He added that notwithstanding the
prosecution has been decided upon we
are carefully told in advance that the
high officials, such as Rockefeller.
Rogers and Archbold, are not to be
Senate Returns Rates Measure
WASHINGTON After two cr three
more speeches on the conference re
port on the railroad rate bill, the sen
ate Tuesday sent the bill back to con
ference, again designating Senators
Tillman. Eikins and Cullom as mnfer-
ees. During the day the naval appro- j v'90u Protest Against Placing Any
pnauon om. wnicn has been In con- w-n n me racKvr i nose in
DEFI TO SENATE
HOUSE STANDS PAT ON ir'3PEC
DECISIVE VOTE ON THE QUESTION
ierence for several weeks, was finally
passed. the senate receding from its
amendment concerning the naval
training station at Port Royal. S. C.
which was the only item remaining in
controversy. The most interesting In
cident was a conflict over a motion
by Senator La FoIIette to enter upon
the consideration of the bill limiting
to sixteen hours the time railroad em
ployes engaged in the movement of
trains may be employed consecutive
ly. There was great difficulty in se
curing a voting quorum, but the requi
site number ultimately was obtained.
Several speeches were made' on the
When the conference report on the
railroad rate bill was taken up in the
senate Senator Eikins. who was one
of the senate conferees, spoke on the
amendment to the commodity provi
sion unng ine wora railroads in
stead of the phrase "common car
riers." He gave immediate attention
to the contention that the change has
the effect of eliminating pipe .lines
from the requirement of the bill. He
said that West Virginia is the largest
oil producer in the unto and that the
greater part of the oil is sold to the
pipe line owners, so that the owners
transport their own oil and are not,
strictly speaking, common carriers.
Senator Long spoke at some length
on the pipe line amendment and in
doing so dealt with the Kansas oil
legislation. That state had declared
pipe lines common carriers as a means
of restricting the Standard company.
but it had not had that effect. There
had been no effort in Kansas to pro
hibit the pipe lines from transporting
their own products because it was
known that the effect would be disas
trous to the independent operators.
All the protests he had received had
come from people of that class who
were in no wise connected with the
Extreme, unjust and unfair legisla
tion directed to the injury of a cor
poration like some of that of Kansas
is likely to fail of its end. Continuing,
he said that all the legislation had not
been ineffectual. They had found a
state refinery to be the most effective
remedy they had resorted to. He also
stated that the agitation In that state
had the effect of increasing the num
ber of independent refineries from one
Charge on the Packer
Favor Thereof Able to Muster
MRS. JAMES TANNER KILLED.
Fear a Massacre.
LONDON According to a dispatch
from Warsaw to the Jewish Chronicle.
Umen, 115 miles south of Kiev, is in
a fermont and a massacre of Jews is
feared. The Jewish population of the
town is in a state of panic.
IOWA MEN AT WHITE HOUSE.
Hawkeye Delegation Urges President
to Sign Sac and Fox Bill.
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt had a long conference with an
Iowa delegation regarding a bill re
cently passed by congress making ap
propriation of $100,000 for the Sac and
Wife of Commander-in-Chief of G. A.
R. Meets Death.
HELENA. Mont. Mrs. James Tan
ner, wife of the commander-in-chief of
the Grand Army of the Republic, died
here as the result of an automobile
accident. Mr. and Mrs. Tanner arriv
ed here Thursday morning, the former
being on a visit of inspection to the
Montana department of the Grand
Army. In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs.
I Tanner, Mrs. J. K. Toole, wife of the
governor, and General Lester Wilson
of Bozeman made up an automobile
party to visit points in the vicinity of
the city. On the way to Fort Harri
son they were going at a fairly swift
Sulphite in the Sausage.
KANSAS CITY A chemical analy
sis of hamburger steak, bologna sau
sage, loose sausage. Polish sausage,
frankfurters and weinerwursts bought
in the open market from three lead
ing packing companies has convinced
Dr. B. W. Lindberg. professor of chem
istry and toxicology in the Kansas
City Hahnemann Medical college, that
these products of the packing compa
nies contain sulphites. In every sam
ple of the products of two houses and
in two out of five of the other sam
ples sulphites were found.
WASHINGTON By a vote of IDS
to 45 the house voted to sand by the
house conferees on the meat inspec
tion amendment to the agricultural
bill and the conferees were reappoint
ed. Mr. Wadsworth called up the partial
conference report on the agricultural
appropriation bill in the house Thurs
day and it was agreed to without dis
cussion. Mr. Wadswortn then moved that tho
house insist upon its disagreement to
the meat inspection amendment. This
was adopted on a division. Then Mr.
Wadsworth sprung a surprise by send
ing to the desk a resolution that it is
the sense of the house that the con
ferees do not recede from their amend
ments known as the meat inspection
amendment and the house was face
to face with a contest with the sen
ate. Mr. Wadsworth, after referring to
the disagreement about the date go
ing on the cans and insisting that it
was not necessary, passed to the le
gal question involved. His platform
was: The passage of the bill is nec
essary for the protection of our for
eign commerce and for the benefit of
A vigorous protest against placing
any charge on the packer was madt
by Mr. Burelson (Tex.). The packer,
he said, would immediately shift the
burden on the cattle grower.
Mr. Humphrey (Wash.) talked about
the "devils in hell" in conjunction
with the packers paying the cost of
inspection and inveighed against their
Mr. Henry (Tex.) wanted to be right
on the question and said that he would
vote that the government should pay
the tax. He called attention to tue
quarantine bill, which provided that
the government should pay the cost.
"Rally around the conferees." was
the slogan of Mr. Payne (N. Y.).
"Stand by the judgment of the house.
Put the inspection upon the govern
ment, where it belongs, and make thij
inspection a model for the world."
The resolution that it was the sense
of the house that the conferees re
fuse to recede was then adopted. 19.'&
to 45. The advocates of making the
J TKlofcerC nur fnv thn inciumtlnn ,r.,ljkn..
ored to secure a roll call, but only
nineteen members demanded it.
NO TRIP TO THE CANAL ZONE.
State Board Holds Against Mathews.
LINCOLN Hie state board of
health approved the decision of the
board of secretaries to revoke the li
cense of Dr. Mathews of Omaha, who
was accmsed of performing a criminal
operation on Miss "Edith Short.
Fell Dead at Doctor's Doer.
DAVID CITY While on her way to
consult a physician Mrs. John Ho
s&aa, wife of a wealthy farmer about
sizipUes north of here, dropped dead,
as the result of a sudden attack' of
heart failure. She was CO years old.
Kilpatrick Brothers are making plans
to soon begin work on the Marysville
Topeka cut off of the Union Pacific
road from Onaga to Marysville, Kas.
the line between Topeka and Onaga
having been completed last fall.
Saunders county nas been further
agfiated by a letter published recently
from Mrs. Samuel Wiley, wife of the
Cedar Rapids pastor, whose family af
fairs have been receiving an unpleas
ant airing of late, dated at Lenox, la.
in which she denies thathe has ever
retracted her statements as to her hus
Mrs. F. B. Tipton of .Seward was
found with lite extinct Her husband
called her, and. receiving -no response,
he hurriedly summoned1 a physician,
but it was too late Her death was
due to heart disease.
The Standard Oil company has at
last filed articles of Incorporation with
the secretary of state and will do a
general business in oil, the same as
the Standard Oil company does in other
states. The incorporators are William
D. McHagkvHenrjr p. Leavitt and Al
vin F. Johnson. The capital stock is
Thompson in New Quarters.
MEXICO CITY Minister Thompson
has moved the Acriean embassy to a
papatial building on Congress avenue,
a house of recent construction with
twenty rooms and ample accommoda
tions for the growing work of the em
bassy. The United States has never be
fore had its diplomats so handsomely
housed. The old quarters in Buena
Vista had been occupied some nine
American residents In the large In
terior cities will observe the Fourth of
July with balls, picnics, reading of the
Declaration of Independence and
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viiuiiiiciii llll.H-U U1IL lO IIIUKe
approved by the Indian office on the
ground that the Indians ought to have
gone to the court of claims and es
tablished their right to the money be
fore going before congress.
Rate Bill Conference.
WASHINGTON Senator Tillman
presented in the senate the confer
ence on the railroad rate bill and
gave notice that lie would ask its con
sideration Friday. He offered a joint
resolution that it should not become
a law until sixty days after its ap
proval. The resolution went over to
await action on the conference report.
for a freight wagon. The road runs
along an embankment and was so nar
row that the autombiie ran off the i
edge, turned over and threw the occu
pants out. Mrs. Tanner struck the
ground first and Mrs. Toole and Gen
era! Wilson fell on top of her. Mrj.
Tanner was unconscious and was tak
en immediately to a hospital, dying
just as she reached there.
Senate Committee Decides to Postpone
WASHINGTON By a vote of C to
5 the senate committee on interoceanic
canals decided not to go to the isth
mus of Panama and take testimony
in the canal investigation.
By agreement on testimony will be
taken in Washington until next ses
sion, and therefore, the disposition of
William Nelson Cromwell's refusal to
testify concerning canal matters prior
to government ownership of the prop
erty will be postponed until next De
cember. The action of the committee car
ries with it an adjournment until ne:;t
December, which will post (Mine action
on the nominations of canal comnii3-sioners.
NEW LONDON. Conn. Harvard's
'varsity triumphed over Yale Thurs
day before the greatest crowd that
ever gathered here on a race day..
Coniing after years of defeat, the vic
tory .was particularly sweet to th
crimson. It was a great Yale crew
that Harvard defeated, a crew that
had broken all records in practice.
and went to tho stake boat a favorite.
Harvard's joy is unconfined.
Good Gasoline Off Market.
CLEVELAND The Standard Oil
company sent out circulars notifying
ail of its customers that high grade
gasoline, testing from 74 to 76 de
grees, has beeu withdrawn from the
market. This action is taken as a
result of the enormous demand for
the product and the inability of the
Standard Oil company to sumilv the
Escaped Convict Surrenders.
BASIN. Wyo John Mattlo.v. claim
ing to be an escaped cenvu t from tho
I Kansas state penitentiary, gave him
self no to Sheriff Fenton here a few
davs ago. Mat tux said he was tired
of being chased bv sleuths.
Tourists in a Wreck.
SALISBURY. England Driving at a
mad pace over the London Southwest
ern railway, the American line express,
carrying forty-three of the steamer
New York's passengers from Plymouth
to London, plunged from the track
just after passing the station here at
1:57 Sun-lay morning and mangled to
death in its wreckage twenty-three pas
sengers, .vho sailed from New York on
June 23, and four of the trainmen. Be
sides those to whom death came
speedily a dozen persons were injured,
Iowa Dynamite Outrage.
DUBJQUE, la. Some persons set
off dynamite in front of the Casino
club house of St. Mary's Catholic par
ish. A large hole was torn in the
sidewalk and the building was dam
aged several hundred dollars worth.
Several hundred persons attending a
social in the building, were thrown
into a panic, but none were injured.
New Town on Mount Vesuvius.
NAPLES The duke and duchess of
Aosta and the local officials ascended
ML Vesuvius to lay the cornerstone of
the new village of Ottajano. The affair
was marked with great enthusiasm, a
large number of people from San Guls
aeppe, Somma. Santanna and other vil
lages injured by the eruption of the
volcano lart April witnessing the cere
mony. The weather, however, was un
favorable, there being a heavy rain
storm, with lightning and thunder, and
the heat being oppressive.
Says Dreyfus is Innocent.
PARIS In the supreme court Tues
day Procurator General Bandoin be
gan his argument in the Dreyfus case.
He declared that he was convinced
that Dreyfus was innocent and that
Major Count Esterhazy was guilty.
He therefore urged the quashing of
the entire proceedings without a retrial.
Vetoed by the President.
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt vetoed the bills "to provide for
the annual pro rata distribution or
the annuities of the Sac and Fox In
dians of the Mississippi between the
two branches of the tribe" and "to
survey and allot the lands embraced
within the limits of the Blackfeet In
dian reservation and to open the
surplus lands to settlement."
Pat Crowe Will Lecture.
OMAHA It was announced a few
days ago that all criminal charges
against Pat Crowe, whose trial and ac
quittal in connection with the kidnap
ing of the son of E. A. Cudahy. the
millionaire packer, gave him much
newspaper notoriety, have been dis
posed of, and he will make a trip
across the continent giving lectures on
convict labor, advocating its employ
ment in the construction of a national
Hoch Wants a Distillery.
TOPEKA. Kan. Governor K. W.
J loch is in favor of ! establishment
of a state denatured alcohol distillery
in Kansas. "Such a distillery," said
the governor, "would furnish means
or employing a large number or con
victs, and the courts could not declare
the law invalid on the grounds set up
against the state oil refinery measures
This law would have the same efTectl
that was expected of the oil refinery
measure, in that it would reduce the
price of light and fuel to the consumers."
highway from ocean to ocean,
will travel in an automobile.
No Pay for Trust Goods.
, ST. LOUIS In the circuit court
Fairbanks Signs the Bill. Tuesday Judge Ryan decided in favor
HASHIAUIOA At b:M O CIOCK . of a nnrrhaser whn rnnreml.l tlio h !
Bank Was Good to Dowie.
CHICAGO In the hearing of the
Dowie case before Judge I.:mdis in
tne federal court. E. E. Harwood. tell
er in the Zion City bank, was called
as a witness. He testified that tho
books of the bank show that Dcwie'o
account in the bank is ove-drawn to
the amount of $;81 L'::7. lie said that
- v . . . - r . . , rt..rt . -
iMiuay vice resident Fairbanks an- Ues not have to nav for eoods wiiirh e UOK"' na drawn money
. .. .. . i - " ""!. .i...
nouueeu ms signature to tne railroad he voluntarily bought from a
rate uui. ine Dili nad already receiv
ed the signature of the sneaker of the !
Army Officers Dismissed.
WASHINGTON Capt. R. F. Wynne
of the marine corus was officially ad-'
vised today of the president's approval
of the action of the court martial,
which sentenced him to dismissal from
Presented at the Court.
which, he alleges, is a member of a
so-called trust. The Cahiil-Smith Man
ufacturing company had brought suit
ior 4u.o.i against josepn .. waisn, a
from the bank at the rate of JSl.O'JD
a year. From the nature of the checks
Mr. Hrawood said it appeared that
this money had been used by Dowie
ior personal expenses.
nvnr. tT , . . plumber, on the allegation that Walsh !
LONDON Thursday's court was ha(, bongnt 00(,s to t?K, va,ue of tJje i
uiaue uuihuik uv me pi estimation 01
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth. The
royal circle was numerous and the
procession of the king, queen and of
ficers of state was exceptionally bril
liant. The American presentations in the
diplomatic circle, in addition to Mr.
and Mrs. Longworth, were Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick W. Whitridge and Miss
Whitridge of New York; John G. A.
Leishman. American ambassador to
Turkey, and Mrs. Leishman.
pay for them.
and had refused
Saloons in San Francisco.
toj SAN FRANCISCO Twelve hun-
dred and twenty-two application:; havo
: been made to the board of police com
missioners for permission to sellffll
quor under the increased license 3"
$."00 a year. Of this number about
::00 have been granted without rpicj
Object to the Report.
WASHINGTON Messrs. Neill and
Reynolds, who made the report on the
beef investigation to the president,
were taken to task by Representative
Wharton of Chicago in the house
Shin Siihsirfw Bill !
WASHINGTON General Grosvenor,
chairman of the house commtitee on
merchant marine and fisheries, stated
that the ship subsidy bill will be re
ported to the house at the next ses-
aiou -ua e uau no uouot oi its pas- Thursday night. He called them the
" mat session. ..privy councH of the president.
Eva Booth III.
NEW YORK Miss Eva Booth, com
mander of the Salvation army' in the
United States, is seriously ill at her
home in this city and all of her public
engagements have been cancelled.
WASHINGTON The senate in ex
ecutive session today confirmed the
Iowa . C. Williams. Atlantic. f Erie Canal Bill a Law.
South Dakota H. Hcntz. Elkton; J. WASHINGTON Tho house adopt
Bell, Spearfish; G. L. Fish. Woon- I cd the conference report on the Lake
socket. j Erie canal bill. This passes the bill.
Rev. Dr. Smith Dies.
BOSTON Rev. Dr. Judson Smith,
one of the most prominent figures in
the Congregational church of this
country died h'ere at his home in Rox
bury, after a long Illness.
General Deficiency Bill.
WASHINGTON The senate at Fri
day night's session passed the general
deficiency appropriation bill carrying
about $11,600,000. The amendment
authorizing the owners of vessels in-
injured in collision with government
vessels to bring suit for damages in
United States district courts caused
some debate and was withdrawn to
save time. An amendment offered by
Senator Gallinger providing that the
eight-hour law not apply to superin
tendents and foremen of laborers on
j the canal zone was accepted.
Chairman Shonts Optimistic.
NEW YORK That the Panama)
canal will be completed in eight years
is the belief of Chairman Shonts of
the canal commission as expressed
Thursday. Mr. Shonts made this
prophecy just before sailing for the
isthmus on the steamer Panama, in
company with Chief Engineer Stevens
of the canal. Mr. Shonts said that
the recent decision of congress that
the canal shall be of the lock type
will not result in any great increase
m the working force in the
( ate future.
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