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APPROPRIATIONS ARE THE LAR&
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, .; Aggregation 'gf q,, Biliien" Dol
''asetaRmlsfi Is Greater Than at
f "Y -Any Previous Session.
ilngtcn More nconey has been
appropriated during the short session
af the ;Fnty-nlBtk congress,3 which
fosses into history at noon Monday
ihan any previous sessioa.The amount
no near aa can lie estimated, approx-
$1,040,000,000. Two big battle-
hB$ were authorized for the navy
aawthe artillery corps of the araiy
reorganized aad enlarged. A gen-
eral service pension was granted to
veterans of the mexican and civil
wars and like provisions were made
far army nurses.' For river aad har
der improvements tne appropriation
Increased salaries were given to
cabinet ministers, 'the vice president
and senators, the speaker of the house
-of representatives and its members;
to ambassadors, ministers and con-
i; to postoffice clerks and letter
The public made more inquiries for
information from the docament rooms
at eongresa regarding the ship sub
sidy nfll. tee currency measure and the
JAM .regulating the hours of service of
railway employes than any other pend
ing legislation. The subsidy died hard
In the last hoars. The Immigration
bill! one of the measures brought over
from the kmg session, was completed
mder the spar of the' president that
he might meet the Californla-Japaa-ee
situation by giving the admlnlstra
1km control ot coolie Immigration
passports. The bill further restricts
4he admission of aliens to the coun
A bill was passed for the establish
ment of an agricultural bank in the
Philippines. The free alcohol bill in
the last session was amended so that
farmers may -distill waste - products"
to be' denaturized.
' Appeal in criminal cases was grant
el the' government a measure In
tended to strengthen the anti-trust leg
islation by affording a means whereby
the supreme court may pass on the
sonstitutionality and construction of
An investigation was authorized re
garding the condition of women and
The Interstate Commerce commis
sion was authorized to ascertain if the
express com.nanies-ofsthe country are
evading thV railroad fate law of last
session by buying, sailing and hand
ling on consignment fruit, vegetables
Reed Smoot was retained by the
senate as a member from Utah, ending
a four-years' controversy.
The senate ratified treaties with
Santo Domingo and of Algeciras.
The senate also launched an execu
tive investigation of the Brownsville
SENATOR SPOON ER RESIGNS.
Wisconsin Man Announces His -Re-v.tirei)MntfemFnbl!c
-Life May 1.
'Washington Senator John C.
8pooner has written a letter to Gov
ernor Davidson of Wisconsin tender
ing his .resignation as a senator of the
United States.' to ,take effect May 1
next. -.The letter was dated Saturday,
but tb'e fact that such . a letter had
teen written or 'that Mr. Spobner con
templated resigning did not become
lenowa in, the senate until late Sunday,
when- it 'created great surprise.
President's Son Has Diphtheria.
Washington President Roosevelt's
youagfson. Archia, has diphtheria, but
It Is naid he is not 'seriously ill. The
patient has been isolated in the south
east roonv of the White House and a
strict. quarantine is being maintained.
Surgeon General Rixey said that he
was first called to see Archie last Fri
day. Dr." Rixey at once began the use
of .antitpxin and sent tor a trained
smrne.-rHe assures-the -president and
Mrs. Roosevelt that their son is not se
riously ill and that there is no occa
sion for alarm.
President Signs Bills.
Washington President Roosevelt
remained in his office Sunday night
antii It o'clock signing a large batch
of minor bills passed by congress.
The president will not attach his sig
nature to any of the important meas-
during, the closing hours
l -until Monday.
Washington Representatives Nor
ris and Kennedy, accompanied by Mrs.
Pollard, leave Monday afternoon for
their homes lit Nebraska.
' Congressman KInkaid has made ar
rangements to leave for his home in
O'Neill an Wednesday.
Washington. 8enator Cullon se
cured the adoption by tne senate of k
joint resolution authorising Rear Ad
miral MeCalla to accept a medal from
the king of Great Britain and the dec
oration of the Order of the Red Eagles
from the emperor, of. Germany.
TJMail .Trains Too Fast.
Washington Postmaster General
Cortetyba has issued instructions de
fining (the attitude of the postoffice de
partment regarding fast mail trains.
He states that, while the department
should .-insist' upon the most expedi-
tious service feasible, it should not
exert tts authority to such an extent
as to compel tne establishment of
railroad schedules v inconsistent with
entire nafetyto-al! persons carried' on
these rValus. He tninks there is dan
ger -of -come' of the roads being over
taxed ib the "matter of speed.
Dr. Oronhyathokha is Dead.
Ottawa. Ont. Private telegrams
from Abgusta. Ga.. announce the death
of Dr. Oronhyatekha, head of the In
dependent Order of IBoresters, there
Sunday. Dr. Oronhyatekha was 'a na
tive ot Canada and a fall-blood Mo
kawk Indian. -
City of Mexico-rAmbBSBiidor Thomp-
wan arrived i'tiTm 'city Sunday night
: tram vera Cruz. 'Theambassador'was
ccosapVniedby Mrs. Thompson .and
m part o! frlends.'wmo vUl visit him
NEBRASKA VOTE IS DIVIDED.
Those For and Against the Ship Sub
., Washington The fight, on the snip
subsidy bin again showed the strength
of organization as. against those who
are not always tied down to the hard
and fast tenet of party. It looked for
all the. world more like a town meet
lag than It dM like the national house
of representatives because so many
and so vitally conflicting interests got
together against the mail subvention
bill which ,Ut really .should be called
rather than "the ship subsidy bflL
During the perfection of the bill In
committee of the whole- nonet, all the
delegation from Nebraska voted to
strike out of the bill the steamship
linen running from Paciflc porta to the
orient This was a direct slap at the
Hill and Harriman interests. The Neb
raska delegation' was not by- any
means alone In opposition to the lines
when both San Francisco and Port
Townsesd, but also representatives,
from the whole middle west Joined
with the Nebraskann to'knock ont this
feature of the bill. Mr. Pollard, how
ever, having been successful in writ
ing Into the bill a line of steamships
from the Gulf of Mexico to iArgentma
voted with the republican leaders. Oa
the flnal vote the delegation split
evenly, Hinshaw, McCarthy and Kin
kaid voting against the measure, while
Norris. Kennedy and Pollard voted for
the bill. The Iowa delegation, with
the single exception of Birdsall, also
voted for the measure, which was
beaten at one time by several votes,
but which eventually by adroitness
aad clever manipulation was passed by
Only four steamship linen are to bo
subsidized under the measure in the
form finally agreed upon and all oft
these are to sail for South American
ports. One of the lines will be from
the Atlantic coast to Brazil, a second'
from the Atlantic coast to Argentina,
the third between the Gulf of Mexico
and Brazil. The fourth line will be
from --the ' Paciflc recast '.to". Panama,'
Peru and Chile.
The annual subsidy for each of these
lines is to 4ie $300,000 for a monthly
mail service or $600,000 for a fort
nightly service, excepting the Argen
tine line, which is to have $400,000 for
a monthly service or $800,000 for a
MRS. EDDY'S SON FILES SUIT.
Heirs of Head of Christian Science
Church Ask Property Accounting.
CONCORD, N. H. A WUln .equity
to secure an accounting of the finan
cial affairs of Mrs. Mary Baker Glover
Eddy, head of the Christian Science
church, was filed in the superior court
for Merrlmac county Friday by Mrs.
Eddy's son. George W. Glover of Dead
wocd. S. D.. and his daughter. Miss
Mary Baker Glover, and George W.
Baker of Bangor. Me., nephew and
"next friend" of Mrs. Eddy. The bill
.is directed against Alfred Farlow and
other trustees of the Christian Science
church in Boston and Calvin A. Frye.
Mrs. Eddy's secretary. Lewis ' O.
Strang, her assistant secretary, and
Herman S. Herring, first-reader of the'
church In Concord.
Besides demanding an accounting ot
all transactions regarding Mrs. Eddy's
affairs, the bill asks for restitution in
case any wrong doing appears; for an
injunction during litigation against in
terference with her property and bus
iness, and for a receiver.
WRECK ON SANTA FE ROAD.
Thirty People Injured on Kite-Shaped
Track Near San Bernardino,
San Bernardino, CaL Well laden
with passengers, including many east
ern visitors, the Santa Fe passenger
train which daily makes the trip
around the kite-shaped track, ran
through an open switch one mile north
of Col ton. killing one "passenger, fat
ally injuring the fireman and inflicting
more or less serious injuries upon
over 30 others.
Limitation of Armaments.
BerlinThe Associated Press was
semi-officially informed that Ger
many had not offered any objection to
the purpose of Great Britain to pro
pose that the question of the limita
tion of armaments shall be placed on
the program of the next peace confer
ence at The Hague.
As a result of the exchanges of opin
ions which have taken place among
the cabinets on the subject it is fur
ther understood that no newer, jsdll
oppose the intention of the' British'
government in thin matter.
Munger's Nomination Confirmed.
Washington The senate confirmed
the nomination of David P. Dyer to be
United States district judge of the
eastern district of Missouri and
Thomas C. Munger to be additional
United States district judge for the
district of Nebraska.
Will Disguise to Assassinate.
London A dispatch from St Peters
burg says that the police have learned
that terrorists have planned a whole
sale assassination of officers by means
of.disguises. t -
Setting the Young Men Right.
Washington The appointment of B.
O. Mahaffay of Texas,' John A. Cleve
land of Alabama, and Trangett F. Ke!
ler cf New York, as second lieutenants J
in the army Is provided for in a bill
passed by the house Friday. The
were dismissed from the military
academy fcrinsubordiaatkm in ,1901.
but according to the committeerepoit
.accompanying the bllL. .their;, subee;
qucnt career nas been especially
praiseworthy, and their parents urged
that the young men be set right by
Lacey Gets 'a- Loving Cup.
Washington Representative Lacey
(la.), chairman of the house commit
tee on publk; lands,, who will retire
from congress on March 4, was pre
sented Vith n handsome silver loving
fuihythemembers of hhi committee.
General Jocelyn Retired,
v Washington Brigadier General 8.
P. Jocelyn, commanding -.the Depart
ment of the Columbia with headquar
ters at .Vancouver Barracks, Wash
transferred to the retired Hot
of the army on account ot age.
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THAW ISSUES A STATEMENT
BRINGS ACCUSATIONS AGAINST
Declares That the Prosecuting Attor
ney Cannot Understand the "Nat
ural Real Goodness of Evelyn.
New York Harry K. Thaw enliv
ened an extremely dull session of his
trial Thursday by giving put a brief
statement in which ho accused Dis?
tricC 'Attorney -Jerome of having made
unprofessional remarks in court, as
serted that his wife's testimony was
absolute truth and declared that Mrs.
Thaw's "natural real' goodness" was
above the comprehension of the pros
ecuting officer. , ,
It was just before adjournment and
after many hours of expert testimony
as to the meaning of extracts from
eight letters written by the defendant
with their relation to the sanity or
insanity of the writer that Thaw gave
his statement to the press.
Thaw Issues Statement.
This is Thaw's second statement
since August 10:
"With chances millions to one
against her, after the catastrophe In
1901. it is wonderful that Mrs. H. K.
Thaw prevailed in the cross-examination
against the prosecution backed
"Her testimony was absolute truth.
"Our evidence was of conversations.
The cross-examination has proved the
exact facts under oath.
"Mr Jerome, finding his informants
in certain lines falsifiers, concluded
by more usual methods, which is to
""However, from some of his ques
tions and some of his unprofessional
remarks in court, it appeared clearly
that the natural and real goodness of
the witness is above his comprehen
Thaw began to prepare bis state
ment Tuesday afternoon. One of the
newspaper tables ad jcins the table oc
cupied by bis counsel, and a reporter
sitting next to tie defendant read over
the latter's shoulder the two opening
paragraphs. Wfien the papers ap
peared yesterday with extracts from
his statement in display type Thaw
was much chagrined. Today in court
he took the reporter to task. He said
he had not intended to make the
statement public until the end of the
trial. He further asserted that-many
mistakes appeared in the portion of
the statement that published and
added that' he might make a correc
tion later. Wednesday night in hisJ
cell Thaw completed the statement
and Thursday he handed the original
draft to a reporter whom he has
known for years and in which he had
confidence. He also handed the news
paper man a brown envelope.
PASSES "SQUARE DEAL" BILL.
Iowa Senate In Favor of Helping Min
Des Moines, la, The senate has
passed th$ -square 'deal-bUl, which re
quires majority stockholders of life
insurance companies to grant minority
stockholders representation on the
board of directors.
Senator Mattes was author of the
bill and urged its passage, being In
charge of it Senator Warren aad
some others opposed it and Warren,
Dunham and Jamison of Clarke voted
against it All others voted for the
New York Wendell Philips Gar
rison, son of William Lloyd Garrison,
the abolitionist, and for more than
forty years editor, of the New York
Nation, died in a hospital in South
Orange Thursday night aged 66 years.
He had been ill for several' months.
. Senate Passes Expo Bill.
, Washington The senate Wednes
day passed the bill extending govern
ment aid to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
exposition to be held In Seattle In
1909, and debated for several hours
the denatured alcohol bill, reaching
no conclusion on the latter measure.
The conference report on the army ap
propriation bill" was presented and
by the senate receding on. the point in
controversy, its provision for the re
tirement of paymasters' Clerks, a com
plete agreement between the two
houses was reached.
Agreement on La Follette Bill.
Washington Conferees on the La
Follette bill to promote the safety of
employes and travelers on railroads
by limiting the hours of service of
'employes ..reached an agreement on
Senator Bailey Exonerated.
Austin, Tex. By a vote of 79 to 49.
Senator Bailey was exonerated by the
lower house of the Texas LegUature.
of any charges of irregular, acts in
I eablic .life as allegedly Representa
tive Cocke on January 14.
HEW JUDGE FOR NEBRASKA
OUTCOME FAVORABLE TO
MUNGER OF LINCOLN.
The Nebraska Delegation Takes Fif
teen Ballots Before Coming to
Washington After fifteen ballots
had been taken Wednesday by the
Nebraska delegation In secret caucus
T. C. Munger of Lincoln-received a ma-
Jority of the. votes cast and his name
has gone to the president for the posi
tion of federal judge for the additional
place created In the district of Neb
raska, signed by all the members of
the delegation with the single excep
tion of Judge Norris, who stated in
the caucus that though he would make
no objection to Mr. Munger's appoint
ment he could not consistently sign
a recommendation In his behalf.
Mr. Munger had four votes to begin
with, and received the vote of Mr.
Hinshaw on the final ballot which
brought about his nomination. , The
four votes which were cast throughout
for Mr. Munger were Senators Millard
and Burkett and Representatives Kin
kald and Pollard. Throughout the
balloting Representative Kennedy
voted for Judge Norris against the
latter's personal protest
Senator Burkett has been the bus
iest kind of an individual rounding up
the delegation in behalf of Mr. Mun
ger. In this connectison it may be
said that Mr. hinshaw has a number
of postmasters awaiting confirmation
by the senate. As three postmasters
were recommended by Mr. Hinshaw
after bitter fights In each case, he
needed the active assistance of Sena
tor Burkett to make their confirmation
possible, and his vote for Munger may
explain the reason for these confirma
tions, should they occur immediately.
PASS RIVER APPROPRIATION.
Both Houses Approve 'the Report of
the Conference Committee.
Washington After listening to an
argument by Senator Patterson of
Colorado in favor of government own
ership of railroads, the senate Wed
nesday agreed to the conference re
port of the river and harbor approp
riation bill. Protests were made
against the reduction from $650,000
to $250,000 of the amount for improve
ments In .the Mississippi river between
Cairo and St Louis by Senators Hop
kins, .Cullom, Stone, Allison and Over
man. The- small amount - prevailed.
The house also approved the report
and it Is now ready for the presiient's
The senate passed the Daniel bill
establishing "ine foundation for the
promotion of industrial peace." It au
thorizes a board of trustees to receive
from President Roosevelt the "Nobel
peace prize" as the nucleus of a fund
to bring together at Washington rep
resentatives of. capital and labor to
discuss labor -problems.
Folk Signs Two Measures.
Jefferson City. Mo. Governor Folk
signed the bills passed by the legisla
ture providing -for a -2-cent per mile
railroad passenger rate and limiting
the salaries of insurance companies,
both those incorporated under the
state laws and foreign companies do
ing business in Missouri. They will
become laws ninety days after the ad
journment of the legislature.
Passes the Senate.
Washington The Dill permitting
the Omaha Indians of Nebraska to
take their claims against the govern
ment to the court of claims passed the
In the House of Representatives.
Washington Conference reports
were agreed to by the house on Wed
nesday on the river and harbor ap
propriation bill. The house con
curred in the senate amendment in
the army bill providing for the retire
ment of certain generals who served
in the civil war with the rank of
major generals. The president re
turnedto thevhouse. witaout his ap
proval a bill for the relief of J. W.
Bauer and others growing out of their
failure to make returns for special tax
as retail duties on oleomargerine.
May Be a Strike.
Chicago Negotiations between the
managers of western railroads and
the trainmen and conductors in' regard
to an increase in wages were termi
nated abruptly without an. agreement
being reached. The question of a
strike is now up to the men.
Two-Cent' Fare Bills in Kansas. .
'Topcka,'.Ras. The senate passed a
bill providing; 4br 2-eent passngor
fares, carrying the proviso that rail
road1nuatvaell 500-mile books. The
house passoda2-cent fiat rate bHL
THE ALDRICH BILL IS PASSED.
Measure Finally , Acted Upon By the
WashingtonThe senate passed the
sunury cmi appropriation bill carry-
iag $114.0W,0. It 'also passed 'the
Aldrich currency olll by a vote of 43
to 14. The currency bill authorizes
the issuance of $10 gold certificate to
the end that the $10 greenbacks may
be broken up into $1, $2, $5 bills, for
which there Is n great demand. It
also authorizes the deposit of customs
receipts in national banks aa internal
revenue. receipts are now deposited.
It raises, from $3,900,000 to $$,00,000
the amount of national bank circula
tion that may be retired in any one
month. The Nelson amendment re
quiring national banks to pay interest
on government deposits was defeated
by a vote of 43 to 17.
8enator Aldrich called up his cur
rency bill at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Culberson presented a general
objection to the system which resulted,
in the accumulation of such large
amounts of government funds. "The
root of the evil is high taxes and ex
travagance." he said. The retirement
roils Qf;-thearmy anaSnavy were, -he,
declared, being "padded;" brigadier,
generals were found on the retired
list thicker than the leaves of autumn,
placed In that rank simply for the pur
pose of increasing their pay. The fed
eral government was year by year
reaching out into the realm of the
states and thus adding expenditures.
He said that in the last fouryears the
Increase in national expenditures had
amounted to $115,000,000.-
"Our revenues during that time
have Increased $119,000,000," inter
jected Mr. Aldrich, who added: "Not
a very bad business. What remedy
does the senator propose?"
"Among other things we can reduce
the tariff." answered Mr. Culberson.
The bill was endorsed by Mr.
Spooner, who opposed Mr. Nelson's
proposition requiring the banks to pay
interest' on 'government ' deposits as
the money deposited was still govern
Mr. Nelson's amendment requiring
interest to be paid on deposits was de
feated as was also an amendment by
Mr. Stone that the intereston deposits
be 1 per cent
A roll call resulted in the passage
of the bill, 43 to 14. Those opposing
were Senators Bacon, Berry, Black
burn, Clay. Culberson. Dubois, Frazler,
LaFoIlette, McCreary, McLauren, Mai
lory, Pettus. Stone and Newlands.
MANDERSON SAYS WILL PAY.
General Solicitor of Burlington Sees
No Escape From Taxes Now.
Omaha "I am frank to say that the
probabilities are we will pay the un
paid portion of the taxes for the years
1904. 1905 and 1906, which have been
withheld by reason of this litigation,"
said Charles F. Manderson, general sol
icitor of the Chicago, Burlington St
Quincy railroad, Tuesday in response
to inquiry as to what the Burlington
road would do in regard to the deci
sion of the United States supreme
court, which decrees that the Burlington-
and Union Pacific together shall
pay into the treasuries of the various
counties of Nebraska the taxes, they
owe. namely. S9Sl,a85.44, with interest
at 10 per cent.
EVENLY DIVIDED ON MUNGER.
Two Senators and Two Congressmen
Said to Favor His Appointment
Washington The Nebraska delega
tion will meet Wednesday in Senator
Millard's committee room for the pur
pose of recommending a candidate for
additional federal judge in Nebraska.
The situation- is that Senators Bur
kett and Millard and Representative
KInkaid and Pollard will vote for
Mangers The rest of the dolcgation,
while not favorable to Munger, have
not agreed upon any one candidate.
Millard Going to Europe.
Lincoln. Neb. Information here or
a private nature is to the effect that
Senator Millard is planning a trip to
Europe to begin immediately upon the
adjournment of congress, March 4. It
Is said that he does not intend return
ing first to Nebraska and will prob
ably be gone all summer. It is said
that C. F. McGrew, cashier of the
bank, has been in Washington to con
fer with Senator Millard with refer
once to the business of the bank, dur
ing his absence abroad.
St Paul Stops Extensions.
CHICAGO Owing to railway legis
lation and the dimculty of ralsiae;
money, as well as' the increased cost
of labor aad materials, the Milwaukee
railroad has temporarily abandoned
Improvements and extensions, for
which the management expected to
spend between $6,000,000 and $8,009,
000. Salt Lake Officials Taken.
Salt Lake City George Sheets, chief
of the Salt Lake police department,
and George Raleigh, chief of detectives,
were arrested charged with complicity
in a conspiracy to fleece tourists and
travelers passing through Salt Lake
Two-Cent Fare in Iowa.
Des Moines, Iai The senate Tues
day passed the 2-cent 'fare bill which
originated In the railroads committee
of the house of representatives, and
reduced passenger rates will become
effective in Iowa now within the
course of a few months. This new
law provides that all railroads hav
ing an earning of $4,000 per mile per
annum shall sell tickets at 2 -cents
per mile; all railroads having an
earning of between $3,000 and $4,000
per mile per annum shall sell tickets
at 2 cents per mue.
Two-Cent Fare in Minnesota.
St Paul, Minn. The senate passed a
2-cent fare and an anti-pass bill, mak
ing a flat 2-cent fare for passenger
fares throughontthe state. The house
last, week passed a" 2-cent fare bill
and committees of the two houses will
now confer on the mutter.
Express Companies to Be Investigated.
Washington The Interstate. Com
nvrce commission has made favorable
rort oa Mr. Kennedy's resolution to
:--estigate express companies.
MILRMIS MIST SETTLE
U. S. COURT DECIDES NEBRASKA
. TAX CASES.
Over f7JSt,00S Duo, Which Amount,
With Interest, Must Bo Paid
'Total taxes due state 93.ei9.147.74
From Burlington 1.9S5.972.4C
From Union Pacific l,t33.1752S
Due Douglas county (with
Total. 1944. Burlington CC1.790.S3
Tendered by company ... v. . 444.710.7S
Total. 1904. U. P 344491.7k
Tendered by company 248.37144
Total amount in dispute... 9S1.5S5.44
The total Is arrived at by multiply'
lng the figures for 1904 by 3, as the
levies for each year varied immateri
ally. The Interest Is .to be computed
on these amounts. -
Washington la an opinion handed
down by the supreme court Monday,
written by Justice Holmes, and with
out division, the supreme court sus
tained the railroad taxation laws of
the state of Nebraska in the famous
taxation case. The court's considera
tion of the case-wan' brier and there
was little consideration of the point
on which the greatest stress had been
laid by the railroads' lawyers in their
arguments that Is, the inequity ot
the stock and bond plan of assess
ment The court evidently 'did not
deign to discuss this particular phase
further, having decided no' many
times in favor of this plan of assess
Justice Holmes' selection to write
the opinion .was significant because
in the course of the argument on the)
appeal, a few weeks ago. he took the
leading part in questioning the law
yers. He has written very recently
some opinions in cases sustaining sim
ilar and he made It plain to
the lawyers that he nad little disposi
tion to sir idly by and see his theories
attacked., He was decidedly hostile
toward Messrs. Baldwin and Green in
the questions which he interpolated
into their arguments.
The case came up from the circuit
court for the circuit of Neoraska. The
opinion of Justice Holmes pointed out
that the railroads alleged that political
coercion and duress had influenced
the state tax board to make an assess
ment excessively increasing the valua
tion of the roads. It was alleged that
the board decided at the beginning to
make a certain increase, namely $19,
000,000. In the assessment, and hav
ing determined this, then set about
to justify itself in such action. To
this clam of the railroads Justice
Holmes replies that the record of the
board shows nothing of the kind, and
that the record is the competent evi
dence in such a case.
Essence of the decision. '
Supreme court holds that the rec
ord of the tax board does not show
the board simply determined to make
a lump Increase in assessment and
then set about to justify itself, and
further that the record is competent
It holds that a jury cannot be ex
amined as' to' the processes by which
ic arrived at its decisions, and conse
quently the governor and tax board
should not have been called to testify
before the lower courts.
The court holds that the tax board
used all proper discretion in making
its assessments, .and that it was not
The decision of the court means that
the Nebraska counties can now col
lect $3,100,000 in taxes from the Union
Pacific and Burlington roads.
' It means further that tne North
western, Missouri Pacific, Rock Ltfand
and other Nebraska roads, which paid
their taxe3 under protest, "cannot col
lect them back.
TAX DECISION GRATIFYING.
Senator Brown Congratulated en Hie
Victory in the Case.
Lincoln News from Washington
that United States Senator Norris
Brown had won the suit against the
Union Paciflc and Burlington railroads,
which enjoined the collection of their
taxes for the year3 1904, 1905 and 190S
received at the state house, was the
best news so far received by members
of the legislature, and every one who
has been to the state house during the
day expressed his pleasure at the out
come of the suit aad sent his congrat
ulations to Senator-Brown.
Two-Cent Law in Missouri.
Jefferson City, Mo. After amending
the 2-cent per mile passenger railroad
rate bill, making the penalty for viola
tion a fine of $100 to $500, the house
of the Missouri legislature passed the
bill. The senate promptly concurred
In the amendment and the measure
was sent to the governor.
New Job for Leslie M. Shaw.
Chicago A special to the Record
Herald from Washington says: When
Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the treas
ury, leaves President Roosevelt's cabi
net he will go to New York and at
once assume the duties of president
of the newly organized Carnegie Trust
company of New York city.
How Soldiers May Get In.
' Washington The board of trustees
ot the national home for disabled vol
unteers has issued a general order
governing the admission of veteran
soldiers to the Battle Mountain sanita
rium, which will be ready for soldiers
by May 1, 1907. Those eligible for ad
mission are disabled soldiers now in
the national homes, and for such, ap
plication must be made through the
respin.uic cuigcuiu ui uic uuuies Ol
vthich they are inmates. Other eli
gibles are ex-soldiers who are entitled
to admission to national homes.
Washington The senate passed the
agricultural appropriation bill carrying
$10,000,000, the postoffice appropriation
bill carrying $210,000,000 aad the pen
sion appropriation bill carrying $145,
0OO.GO0. Honduras Town Falls.
Managua. Nicaragua San Marcos
de Colon, a well fortified Honduran
town, which was defended by Solomon
Ordonez, the Honduran minister ot
war. at the head of a strong army,
was captured by Nicaraguan forces.
4MTHERCO PROM EXCHANGES
AMD PRESS DISPATCHES.
lng Upon Many
The now opera
datty in hath direction.
' While ont heating far n few hours
tad Bashaergor brothers killed fifty
Thunder and sharp lightning: during-
n snow storm brought surprise ta
the citizens of Mmdea.
v The district Sunday ochool oonven
Uon will be held at the Christian
church in Blue HIM; March 19.
' St, John's Rviageliertcal Lutheran
church was dedicated loot Sunday.
The buildmg is entirely paid r-r.
Pnarmaa Saunders and J. P. West
rand of BtoouafieM have purchased
the Peavey lino el elevators in Ne-
James CanfieM. son of O. L. Can
field of Beaver City, was found dead
in the bay at San Pedro. CaL He
had been shot
J. A. Woodard will continue, as
president of the Pern normal senior
class while acting as superintendent
.of Fremont schools.
The subscription for the Young
Men's Christian association building
at Columbus is growing nt the rate of
nearly a thousand dollars a day.
A huge gang of surveyors has gone,
into camp n little southeast of Pa
pillion. It is rumored they are look-
lng up- an extension of the Great
" Seward county will get $38,180
.when the Burlington pays its county
taxes. Of this $4,328 will go into the
general fund and $3,305 will go In the
At Table Rock Richard Titus, who
pleaded guilty to a' charge of wife
beating, was sentenced by Justice
Marble to fifteen days' imprisonment
and to pay the costs of prosecution.
The school board of Nebraska City,
has taken steps to secure from the
Nebraska City Driving Park associa
tion land held by them under pro'
visional deed, alleging the provisions
Clyde Wright, who left Beatrice
several years ago and located at Des
Moines, la., recently won the middle
weight championship of Iowa as a.
wrestler. He Is teaching wrestling at
that place at present
" Johh P. Bridges, who is charged
with assaulting his daughter aad in
cest, was arraigned in Nebraska City,
pleaded guilty, waived examination
and was bound over to the district
court, he giving a surety -bond in the
sum of $1,000.
The jury in the case of Miss Emma
Lawrence against the Monroe Tele
phone company, after being out more
than twenty-four nours, brought in a
verdict for $3,000 for the plaintiff.
Miss Lawrence had sued for $20,000.
R. H. Wagner, the Burlington sta-.
tion agent at Oakland, had a narrow
escape from death. While working
around the gasoline engine in the
company's pump house here his coat
was caught in the shafting aad torn
three ducks in .Colfax county.
A letter from Lillian May Crawford,
the noted actress, announces the
death of her father. William Stadle
man, at Birmingham. Ala, on the
20th Inst Mr. Stadleman was one of
the first settlers in Nebraska City
and conducted a hotel at that place.
Many farmers from this vicinity,
says an Upland dispatca, have visited
the western country of late looking
for bonanzas in land. The consensus
of opinion of those wno have returned
seems to be that some one is going
to get stuck mighty badly in a fall
in value in coming days.
Prof. John Matzen, secretary of the
Northeastern Nebraska Teachers' as
sociation, which meets m Fremont
this month, has received notice that
his request for special rates to the
convention will not be acted on un
til after tne legislature ends its con
sideration of the rate question.
John Oberg. a wealthy farmer liv
ing four miles north of Valley. has
been locked up In the town jail be
cause of complaint by his wife that
he had abused his family while he
was under the influence of liquor.
During the melee occasioned by
Oberg's bibulous entertainment he
tore the telephone from the walL
The 2-cent railroad bill in Nebraska
will make the rate from Omaha to
Denver reduced from $16.15 to $12.75;
to Kansas City, from $5J0 to about
4; to North Platte, from $9 to about
$6. No reduction will be made on the
tickets from Omaha to Portland aad
San Francisco and return, as that rate
Is already too low to be cut y the
W. Tate, who was charged with
stealing a pair of horse blankets from
the team of Nate Hayes while they'
were tied on the streets of Auburn
has been sentenced to thirty days In
the county jail and to pay a fine of
A note for $200, signed by August
Brosch, turned up at Blue Hill a few
days ago, which Mr. Borsch declares
he has no recollection of signing. It
to ne in payment for ser
vices in placing lightning rods on his
house. Payment on the note has been
The county treasurer of Cheyenne
county publishes a statement show
ing there is. over $35,000 in cash on
hand in the different fundi The Bur
lington and Union Pacific railroads
are Indebted to Cheyenne county over
$50,000 for back taxes.
Land buyers continue to flock to
Sidney and many large sales have
been recorded In the county clerk'a
omce. Many now sette? are amoving
In an with the present rasa coaflnu
Rtg every foot of land win be farmed
in Cheyenne county within another
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