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Washington A far-resching deci-
tton by Secretary Taf t affecting rates
of pny4iours-.ofclabor. etc, on the Isth
mus f! Panama, following bis recent
personal investigation tirjere; was made
public at the White Hoase after being
approved by President Roosevelt. The
decision applies 'to. steam shovemen,
construct ion locomotive engineers and
construction train; conductors.
One of the grievances of the men
was the putting Into - operation on
April 1 of new regulations restating
leave or absence or lea,ve on account
of siclmess. On this question the
secretary says: '-' ;
"The old regulations were adver
tised in the printed announcements
eat 'out by the commission's sgents
to induce persons to go to the isthmus
mad enter the employ of the commis
sion, so that' every man who has come
to theiisthmus hascome there w$th j
xae anaersianamg mar me regula
tions Vere to apply as part of hiscon
tract of servicel" ,. , m t -r (
"It seems' to me that 'good 'faith re
quires that the old regulations were
to apply as part of his, contract of ssr
vice. ' 0J if J ' i
"It seems .tome tha good faith re
quires! that the old regulations as' to
leave shall not "ie; materially .changed
and -shall remain as part of the con
tract of service of those now ou "the
isthmus, and that while there. are
some provisions ia the new regula
tions which would make for the .more
stringent enforcement of the govern
ment's rights and more-certainly avoid
possible fraud, they should not be
made applicable to' men who came to
the isthmus under the old regula
tions." , - ," . , "
Regarding summary dismissal with
out hearing or giving reasons, -wnlch
was complained, .of ; by s the canal em
ployes, Secretary Taft -says that he
has given his approval to the plan of
Colonel Goethals, whereby it is pro
posed.'(d dispose of such cases through
a committee consisting of one repre
sentatite of the' craft of the employe
proposed for dismfssai, one represent
ing th JforemanTor higher otlcial pro
posiug'4uischarge'anii "one representing
the cojmmissiori," final action to be
taken :by the commission.
HELPING ''ALONG WAR OF BUGS.
Lady Bug Proves the Exterminator of.
thejGreen Bug Pest.
Kansas City, Mo. The campaign in
Kansas and Oklahoata to exterminate,
the green bug, which has been doing
much damage to wheat, is developing,
interesting features. Thejnkia'effort
is being directed -iff the collection'
and' distribution through the affected
districts of the lady bug, so-called,
which Prof. S. J., Hunter, entomologist
at the Kansas State university, recent
ly discovered to be the parasite enemy
of the destroying green bug. Since
Prof. Hunter became convinced of -the
worth of the lady bug as an extermi
nator he has constantly kept a number
of students from the university In the
fields collecting these insects.
RULING ON EXPRESS RATES.
In Reducing Charges Comhission
Makes Important Decision.
Washington The Interstate com
merce commission has rendered its
first opinion in a case involving the
reasonableness of an express rate. The-1
case? was brought by the Society of
American Florists, which asserted that
the rate charged by the American Ex
press company on cut flowers from
New Jersey point to New York city
was unreasonable, excessive and un
just Commissioner Franklin Lane
holds' that'therate should not be re
duced. .The commission holds that "a
rate must not be imposed upon the
shipper, by reason .of contracts which
the express company has made with
its agent and "the railroad."
Brewers Putting Up Fight.
Kansas City, jfo. What is believed
to be one of the last stages of Kansas'
twenty-year .fight, against the liquor
traffic, namely, the seizure of brew
ery property by the three receivers re
cently appointed by the state supreme
court, is developing legal L complica
tions: After a week's work and visits
to five cities in the state, the receiyars
have taken possession of several hun
dred saloons .and some other., prop
erty 'known to be. owned by some of
the nine indicted brewing companies.
Wool Begins to Move.
Casper. Wyo. Only six carloads of
wool have been shipped from this
point thus far this season, and almost
all of this was contracted for last fall.
A Bar to Agriculture.
St. Paul. Minn. Throughout north
ern Minnesota, vNorth Dakota and Man
itoba'' and in some sections of South
Dakota seeding has been greatly de
layed by the inclemency of the, weath
er which has prevailed faring all of
April and so far .daring the. present
math of May - Successive snow
tones in North Dakota have left the
ground in Wueh condition that it has
aeea impossible to put seeders to work.
Probably not more than one-third of
the usual acreage, has been '.seeded in
Bex" of ttjOM Is Stolen.
City, Mo. A. small sheetlron
ox coataiaiBg $8,0M disappeared ' a
week age from the National Bank of
Gesamerce. Neither the box nor the
money has yet been recovered and the
theft remains a mystery.
Mlsseuta; Moat General Kuroki
ami party, escorted by General Arthur
MacArthar and atat whe are on their
way to Washington ssaee a short stop
in MmsBms. The. area stna was a hoi
May tor Jthe Japanese people who
Becked to give him welcome. "
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expected, will break his, political si
Ience for the- first Uin'sUicehe has
i tees regarded as a receptive camdldate
for tha.-repbHdui homIaatlca-for,the
presideacy ia: speech which he will
probably deliver at Tmlsa, OKtaV'oa
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ventfco: -TlMj-sccrstary has 'accepted
aaAlavitatlete aitastaat ceavwi-
tiou. It is not specif cally stated that
he Is to make a speech thea,' bui 1 Is
not doubted that he will do so rtf -requested,
Bor is It likely that the repub
licans of the new state will fall to ex
tend the necessary invitation. '
In Secretary Talt's opinion, the polit
ical campaign in Oklahoma will be a
hot one and will probably .determine
for a number of years to come the po
litical complextion of the stated. The
issues are expected, to-be national ia
character and it may be possible-that
Secretary Taft may find much to say
to the people, of. Oklahoma. In conven
tion assembled, that will interest them
in general republican principles, .with
out in any way bringing in' personal
equation. - - ,
This visit to Tulsa will be only , an
incident in a considerable western trip
Which Secretary Taftrls about to. take.
He probably will discuss economic jsfib
jects at the Millers' convention 'at .St
Louis on the 30th inst, which natural
ly woald.inTolye allusions. to the elect
of the completion of thePanama canal
upon the 'important American floor ex
port trade with the west coast of South
The secretary is also to make, an offi-,
cialitour of hpection ;Of (the great"
military posits so thaVhe will be in a'
position to renew "tils' efforts wih con-,
gress. at the next session in behalf of'
the 'creation of the great brigade posts
and concentration camps with a morej
comprehensive knowledge of the. sub-,
ject than he had when thlsproject was
first, broached last year.
JOHN L. ROUTT 13 INSANE.
Former Governor of Colorado Declared
v Denver John L. Routt,'-thrice gov
ernor of Colorado, was declared by a
jury, appointed by the county-court to
inquire as to .is sanity, to be. "so In
sane and distracted in mind as to ren
der -him incapable of managing his
estate." Judge Charles McCall "an
nounced that he .would appoint Routt's
oldest daughter. Mrs. Emma Butler,
as cdnseryatrix of his estate. - The
proceedings, resulted from litigation
over the estate of the. governor's wife,
who1 died six weeks ago. and to whom
he had .transferred most of his prop
erty. STATE. SENAT0R8
Two Oregon Officials Fined and -Sent
Portland, Ore. Former State Sen
ators Franklin P. Mays and W. N.
Jones were sentenced ' by Federal
Judge W. H. Hunt; In conection with
land fraud .cases of eastern Oregon.
.May's' punishment is a $10,000 fine
and 'four months in jail and that of
Jones is $2,000 and 'eight months in
jail. Mays sentence was stayed un
til November 1 to permit the caes go
ing before the United States court of
Mistletoe Under the Ban.
Ardmore, 1. T. August Busch, son
of Adolphus Busch, the St Louis mil
lionaire brewer, was one of a number
of brewers indicted by the grand jury
here on the charge of manufacturing
a beverage known as "Mistletoe,"
which, it is said, contains more than
the permissible percentage of alcohol.
The men indicted are officers of the
New State Brewing company of Okla
homa City, which manufacture "Mistle
toe." Much of the liquor has been solid
in the Chickasaw Nation.
IN HIS OWN CUSTODY.
Goes' From Valentine to .Penitentiary
oh His. Honor.
Lincoln, Neb. David Archer, con
victed of shooting with intent to
wound, dp Friday came from Valen
tine and appeared at the prison to
serve his sentence of one year. No
officer accompanied him.
Fifty Thousand Acres Taken.
North Platte, Neb. Altogether on
May 1, 2 and 3 108 homesteads were
filed, which averaged probably about'
500 acres each, making in all about'
54,000 acres entered, which leaves
about 20,000 acres yet -to be taken.
Most Of this is undesirable on account
of its character and location, else it
would also have been fiiad upon. Dur
ing the week 144 homesteads have been
filed upon at the North Platte United
States land office, and during the same
time there have been fifty-four con:
Florida Senate for Bryan.
Tallahassee, Fla. The senate
passed a resolution indorsing W. J.
Bryan for the democratic nomination
for the presidency.
Two Americans Arrested,
Guatemala City Amoag the per
sons arrested on suspicion of having
been connected with the attempt .on
the life of President Cabrera April 29.
rare two Americans named Cooke and
'Wilkinson, railroad contractors. The
latter occupied a house adjoining the
scene of the explosion and in it the
police found, an electric apparatus for
use in exploding dynamite a quantity
of that, explosive and other articles
in bmsting. It is expected, however;
that both men will sow he set at lib
erty Compact With
Washington -"The projected
mercial agreement" between America
and Germany to. govern the trade re
lations of the two countries for an in
definite period, as now effected, is
composed of four distinct portions.
The agreement extends toGernuny
the reductions of umy, authorised on
all of the articleiifmentloned hi the
third section of the Dingley act This
amount simply-to the addition of
amount simply to the addition of
the list of articles nptn which Ger-
1 many has reduced rates.
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First of the Se-Called Rebate Cases
Brought by Gevernmsnt Against.
St. Paul, Minn.-Jadse Sanborn on
Monday lied the. opinion of the
United States circuit court of appeals,
which he had written, affirming the
judgments, of .the United .States ' dis
trict court for the western district
of Missouri against certain v packing
companies for accepting concessions
of 12 cents per 100 pounds from, the
portion of the established rate for the
transportation, of provisions A on
through bills of lading from Kansas
City to Christiania and other points
in foreign' countries Judge Hook'
and Adams concur in the opinion.
The defendants in the case involved
in the decision are 'the. Armour Pack
ing company, Swift and Company.
Morris & Co. and the Cudahy Packing
company. These "cases are the first
the so-called rebate cases brought by
the United States, against the packers,
which were determined by the appel
late court and they will form the basis
for future action until the supremo
court reviews the decision.
Gist of Opinion.
The substance ' of the conclusions
reached by the court are as follows:
1. That the giving or receiving of a
rebate or concession, whereby prop
erty in interstate or foreign commerce
is transported at a less rate than that
legally filed and published is .a viola
tion of the Elkins act and is a con
tinuous crime adjudlcable in any.J
court of the United States navisg jur
isdiction of crimes through whose dis
trict the transportation is conducted.
2. The rates of transportation from
places in the United States to ports or
transshipment and from ports of entry
to places in the United States of prop
erty in foreign commerce carried un
der through bills of lading are re
quired to be filed and published by the
amended interstate commerce act of
1887. If carried under an agreement
through rate, which is the sum of' the
ocean rate, and the rate from or to a
place in the United. States to or from
port of shipment or of entry, the lat
ter is required to be filed and pub
lished. If carried under a joint through
rate by virtue of a common, control,
management or arrangement of the in
land and ocean carriers, the joint rate
is required to be filed and published.
3. The giving or receiving of the re
bate or concession whereby property
in interstate or foreign commerce is
transported at less than the estab
lished rate, is the essence of the of
fense pertinently denounced by the
Elkins act The "device" by which
the- concession or transportation is
brought about is not an essential ele
ment of the crime and it is unneces
sary to plead It in the indictment
The meaning of the clause "by any
device whatever" in the Elkins act is.
"directly or indirectly," in any way
CRISIS IN THE DUMA.
Criticism of the Army Provokes Ulti
matum from the Cab'neL
St. Petersburg A savage attack
made Monday on the army and the
government by the socialist member,
M. Zuraboff, during 'the first executive
session of the lower house of parlia
ment, caused a rupture between the
ministers and the Duma which for a
time threatened to precipitate the dis
solution of the house.
After M. ZurabofTs harangue. In
which he declared that under an au
tocratic regime the army was worth
less,' except against the people, and
that it was beaten whenever it engag
ed in a foreign war, the ministers
withdrew from the house and served
an ultimatum on'' President Golovin
that unless the offensive expressions
were retracted by M.-Zuraboff and the
.rule providing for 'temporary suspen
sion was applied against him they
would sever all future relations with
. Wyoming Sheep Camp Dynamited.
Cheyenne, Wyo. An explosions of
dynamite at John Linn's sheep camp
In Trapper Creek, Big Horn county.
Monday night killed 700 sheep and
completely destroyed camp wagons
and "other possessions ofthe camp.
The story of the outrage was told by
a herder, who said that a band of
masked men raided the camp and after
binding him securely arranged for the
work' of destruction. A similar attack
was made upon a sheep camp In the
Trapper Creek section two years ago.
Salt Lake Strike-Settled.
Salt Lake City1 It was announced
here .that, through the efforts of the
citizens, the street car strike has been
settled, the demands of the men hav
ing been granted.
I Statue for McClellan.
Washington -The most interesting
feature of the thirty-seventh annual
reunion of the Society of the Army
of the Potomac this week will be the
unveiling on' May 2 of the heroic
bronze equestrian statue of General
George B. McClellan, organiser and
first commander of .-.the Anuy-ef
Potomac. President sTDOssevett win
amake the principal speech and ad
dresses win also be made by Generals.
Sickles, Howard and Dodge. About
SjNv troops, -reaiuarBTJidTnllHia, will
participate in the ceremonies.
Lumpy Jawed Cattle Good Feei.
Chicago Lumpy Jawed cattle win
continue to be slaughtered In Chicago,
aeeording to a statement made, by
Couantissioner of Health Svans. Ac
cording to Dr. Evans, the entire 'sci
aatjnc world .is sure that no, sis ease
can .be transmitted to
through such cattle.
When the dls-
eaesd nortJoas of meat are: cutaway
the health commissioner claims that
the remaining portion of the carcass
m as wen fltted for food is the car-
cass of a perfectly healthy animal
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PRESIDENT W& ON PENCE
HIS SPEECH AT THE UNVEILING
OF McCLELLAN STATUE.
Jhief Executive Would Have the Peacs
That Comes to the Just Man Who
Is Well Armed.
Washington 1 President Roosevelt.
n an address at the unveiling of the
statue, to General George B. McClellan.
characterized as weakness the desire
for peace unless itjcould be obtained
on the right terms. He would have'
had none of the so-called peace if it
were merely "another name for self
indulgence, for sloth, for -timidity, for
the avoidance of duty." The. man who
would do the best for the country in
peace, the president declared, is the
man who at need, will do in war.
"Seek the peace that comes to the
just 'man armed." he said, "who will
dare to defend his rights if the need
should arise, wrong no man and will
not submit to wrong in return. Seek
the peace that comes to us as the
peace of righteousness, the peace of
justice' Ask peace because your deeds
and your powers warrant you in ask
ing and do not put yourself in the pos
ition to crave it as something to be
granted or withheld at the whim of
"If there is one thing which we
should wish as a nation to avoid it is
the teaching of those who would rein
force the lower promptings of our
hearts and so teach us to seek only a
life of effortless ease, or mere material
comfort The material development
of this country, of which we have a
right to be proud, provided we keep
our pride rational and' within measure,
brings with it certain great dangers,
and one of those dangers is the con
founding of means and ends.
"Material development means noth
ing to a nation as an end in Itself. If
America is to stand simply for the
accumulation of what tells for com
fort and purity, then it will stand for
little indeed when looked at through
the vistas of the ages. America will
stand for much provided only that it
treats material comfort, material lux
ury and the means on which to build
the real life, the life of spiritual and
moral effort and achievement.
"The rich man who has done noth
ing but accumulate riches is entitled
to but the scantiest consideration; to
the men of real power of discernment
he Is an object rather of contempt
than of envy. The test of a fortune
.should be twofold how it was earned
and how it is spent. It Is with the
nation as with the individual. Look
ing back through history, the cation
that we respect, is invariably the -nation
that struggled, the, nation that strove
toward a high ideal, the nation that
recognized in an obstacle something to
be overcome and not something to be
shirked. The nation is but. the aggre
gate of the individuals and what is
true of national life, is and must be
true of each of us in his individual
life. The man renders but a poor ser
vice to nation or to individual who
preaches re3t, ease, absence of endea
vor, as what that nation or individual
should strive after."
Russian Prisoners Revolt.
St Petersburg Troops had -to be
called in to suppress a revolt of politi
cal prisoners in the jail of the Vibbrg
quarter. The soldiers fired a volley,
killing one man and wounding several.
Roosevelt Will Write Letter.
Washington William A.- Coakley,
John S. Henry and Maurice Brown,
representatives of the Central Feder
ated union of New York, had a "talk
with the president concerning his let
ter to Representative Sherman describ
ing Miasm. Mayer and Haywood as
-undesirable citmeas?' While they de
clined to say anything about their in
terview further than that it was "pleas
ant and satisfactory." it was learned
that the president will write a letter to
the union, to'he read-at its meeting on
Fuel Famine in Canada,
. Winnipeg. Manitoba The fuel fi
Ine is assuming; serious proportions,
hardly a town In western Canada hav
ing enough to last a week. The .miners
being out the condition is creating
(ispanese nepreueiKawes wiiiws.
' Seattle, Wash. General Kuroki and
his stan. represntatlves of Japan to the
Jamestown exposition, arrived in this
city from the orient They received n
royal and pfetaxeaqTse welcome by both
I local Japanese and Americans:
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INVESTIGATION OF PENNSYLVA
NIA STATE HOUSE SCANDAL.
How Men 'Who Had Contracts Made
Big Money by Bribe, Loans
and Otherwise. '
Harrisburg, Pa. More testimony of
the transaction by which S. Marshall
Williams of Pittsburg, an unsuccess
ful bidder for the $2,000,000 worth of
electrical fixtures in the state' capital.
was loaned $10,000 on an unindorsed
note last August, will be taken by the
Capitol Investigation commission this
week. ' Several Pittsburg men have
been subpoenaed and will, it is said,
tesf ify that Williams' boasted .of how
and where he got this money and to
whom he also furnished other 'infor
mation pertaining to this contract.
Wednesday, when on the stand,
Williams refused to deny that Con
gressman H. Burd Cased of Lancas
ter had loaned him the $10,000 about
the time he ceased trying to "get
square politically" with Senator Pen
rose for not -forcing Joseph M. Hus
ton, architect of the capitol, and John
H. Sanderson, general contractor for
the furnishings, to give him a portion
of. the electrical fixtures contract. Cas
sell is president of the Pcnnsylvasia
Construction company, which fur
nished' the $2,000,000 worth of metallic
furniture for the -capitol and it is not
known whether he will be calledl
Williams is a former member of the
state house of representatives, and as
secretary of the Pennsylvania State.
Board of Trade and "homeless 26" he
was in charge of the campaign for
the 2-cent fare bill which passed the
present legislature and was signed by
The commission declines in advance
of its meeting to disclose the name of
witnesses. It is known, however, that
John F. Short, editor of the Clearfield
Republican, a democratic newspaper,
will be called Thursday. Short will
be asked about the stories that the
home of former State Treasurer
Frank G. Harris, now on his way to
Europe, was furnished by Sanderson,
and thai his law office is filled up
with metallic furniture.
Harris was a member of the Board
of Public Grounds and Buildings,
which gave the Pennsylvania Con
struction company the metal furniture
contract. He was. also a member of
the board which drafted the schedule
upon which Sanderson was iven the
the furnishing contract.
New Meat Order in France.
Paris The customs administration
bas finally rejected the new form of
meat certificate under the United
States pure food law, thus again ren
dering American meat unaccompanied
by a certificate showing that it has
been microscopically examined liable
Depositors Get 70 Per Cent
Lincoln, Neb. Receiver Whittemore
of the failed Citizens' bank of Firth
made a report announcing that a divi
dend of 70 per cent to depositors is
available. There is cash on band of
Dewey Day Dinner.
0 Washington Admiral Dewey and a
number of naval officers attended a
dinner celebrating the .ninth anniver
sary of Dewey's victory at Manila bay.
3 Appointed to Porto Rico.
C- Washington Announcement was
made at the white house that William
F. WUloughby of the District of Co
lumbia, now treasurer, will be pro
moted to the secretaryship of Porto
Rico. S. D. Gromen.of the University
of -Missouri will be appointed treas
urer. Does Murder for a Franc.
Tangier A Portuguese Jew was
murdered at Cascablanco by a .negro
in the pay of a Moor. The murderer
received one franc as his pay.
Friction in France.
Orleans, France In consequence of
the decision of the municipal authori
ties to permit Free Masons to partici
pate in the aaaual Joan of Arc festi
val. May 8, the clergy will ahstala
from participation ia the ceremonies
and will organise a separate celebra
tion' utThe cathedral May 12.
John Cudahy Serieuely III.
Chicago John Cudahy. the well
known packer of this city, ia critically
ill as the result of an aeddeat which
occurred in his home April 20.
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pujrticHlarly, and in the Paget
territory generally, have
Informally to the rommlfion that,
owing to the refusal of the Hill ami
Harrinmn Hues to makethem threasjh
rates and joint rates they were un
able to get their products uhipuea to
points east of the Cascade mountains
Finally it was suggested that they
institute proceedings under the new
rate law to compel the railroads to
make such through rates and jciat
rates. In compliance with the sug
gection the Pacific Coast Lumber
Manufacturers'aseociation, the South
western Washington Lumber associa
tion and the Shingle Mills bureau
filed a complaint with the commission
against the Northern Pacific, the
Great Northern, the Union Pacific, the
Oregon Short Line and fifteen other
railroads, requesting the commission
to issue orders providing that the rail
roads shall make through and joint
rates on lumber products from points'
in Washington, via Portland, Ore.,,
to points east of the Cascade moan-
It is stated la the petition that
there, are 417 sawmills in western
Washington with an annual output of
nearly 3,000.000.000 feet of lumber;
and that there are 453 shingle mUls,
with an annual output of more than
14,000.000,000 shingles, all of them rep
resented by the coinplaiaants. It is
alleged that there are now awaiting
shipment from that territory not less'
than 25,000 carloads of manufactured
lumber and that the annual output of
such lumber from that territory is
not less than 110.090 carloads. It Is
alleged that the defendants lines re
fuse to interchange cars' at Portland
and it Is thus rendered impossible to
get the lumber products to market. '
Men Imprisoned in Mine Four Days
Found .in Good Condition.
Johnstown After being entombed"
since last Friday noon in Berwind
White Coal company mine No. 38, at
Foustwell, near here, the seven miners
who were shut off from the world by a
sudden rush of water caused by the
breaking of a wall of an abandoned
mine, were rescued at 10 o'clock Tues
day night. The men were alive, but
greatly exhausted. Owing to their
weakened condition it was; decided not
to bring them out until after the mine
had been drained.
Appropriations by Congress.
Washington According to the vol
ume of appropriations made, new of
fices created, etc., during the last ses
sion of congress, just completed by
Thomas P. Cleave3. clerk of the sen
ate committee on appropriations, and
James C. Courts, clerk -of the house
committee on appropriations, the total
appropriations for the session were I
$820,798,143. In addition to the spec!-
fie appropriations, contracts were au
thorized for public works requiring fu
ture appropriations aggregating $67,
934.349. $15,000,000 Mortgage Filed.
Portland, Ore. The biggest mort
gage ever filed in Multnomah county
was on Tuesday put on in the office of
the countyl clerk here. The document
is a trust deed for $15,000,000 made
out in favor of the Central Trust Co.
of North America of. Philadelphia, cov
ering all the properties of the Port
land Railway, Light and Power com
pany. To Offer Reward.
Brownsville, Tex. A movement has
been started here towards raising by
popular subscription $10,000 to be paid
as a reward to any soldier or officer of
the Twenty-fifth infantry who will con
fess to having participated in the raid
on Brownsville 'in August last, or will
give the names or produce the neces
sary evidence to convict those who are
Resignation Accepted Forthwith.
Washington A leer was sent from
the executive offices accepting "forth
wi:h" the resignation of Herbert J.
Hagerman as governor of New Mexi
co. This means, it is said, that the
resignation will be accepted as soon
as the president's letter reaches Gov
Washington The president appoint
ed Colonel Charles L. Hodges of the
Twenty-fourth infantry, a negro regi
ment, a 'brigadier general. General
Hodges is now in the Philippines'.
A Cold April.
Washington The month ending
Tuesday was the coldest April in the
last twenty-six years and within a de
gree of the coldest April ever expe
rienced, according to the weather bu
Printing Force Reduced.
Washington A large reduction in
the force of the government printing
office was made Tuesday, when Public
Printer Stiliings announced the dis
missal of. 204 employes, of which 102
were journeymen bookbinders and. an
equal number of women employes, most
of the latter being, sewers and gold
workers. Tae public printer was,
forced to take this action because of
the amendments' to the laws governing
the printing and binding of the govern
ment reports ami congressional docu
ments. . Kansas Wheat S4 Per Cent.
Topeka, Kas. The condition of the
Kansas wheat crop last week, accord
ing to a report issued by Secretary Col
ours, is 84 per cent on an area of
89.000 acres remaining, after about
300,000 acres have been abandoned for
Bryan in Maine.
Me. W. J. Bryan arrived
here Tuesday night sad held an In
formal reception, meeting hundreds of
prominent democrats from eastern and
and Hurrlman raikeud ones
NEWS NOTES FHOSJ PAPERS AND
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Poiaiajse fey the
Much beading is
There is trouble on at Burr over
granting ef saloon Hceuee.
The new Methodist church at Call
away Is searing completion.
Mrs. lmms T. fffrff. a widow of
Lincoln, wan found dead in bed.
A man named Wilsoa is at jail at.
Hastings for passing forged checks.
Mrs. Arthur J. WeacetL wife of
the, Episcopal rector at Columbus, died
The son of Hen. Tom Majors in
Nemaha county is in trouble on a
The T. W. C. A. of Lincoln is after
$30,000 for n new building. $28.mm has
thus far been raised.
If the mte cold weather kiUed all
the hags as well at the fruit then
there m some consolation.
The grand jury ef I ancestor county
Is turning the searchlight .upon ques
tionable practices, ha. that locality.
The Colorado Mutual (Benefit socie
ty has been denied adnrdsslon to Ne
braska. The home office is in Den
ver. W. A Womaek. a painter confined
in jail at Grand Island, attempted
suicide by cutting himself witn a
Hon. S. H. Somberger. formerly
prominent in Saunders county politics,
is a candidate tor. nomination of dis
trict judge at Cleveland. Oklu,
Notice has been served upon the
pool room, proprietor in York that
they, must not allow minors to loaf
or play in their establishments.
Triplets were born to the wife of
Henry Laaghorn of Monterey town
ship, Cuming county, two sons and a
daughter. Stand up for Nebraska!
Itwas determined at Greeley Cen
ter that Elmer West, a coal man at
the B. M. yards, had saaallpox in
stead of measles and the house was
Union Pacific train No. 1 escaped
a serious wreck. As the train was
pulling into Kearney, the rear axle of
the front truck gave away, tearing
up the track for 530 feet
The Nebraska division of the Ne
braska Travelers' Protective associa
tion, elected officers for the ensuing
year and selected Hastings as the
puce for meeting again next year.
The Missouri Pacific railway asked
the state railway commission for per
mission to meet the short line rate
of the Burlington between Lincoln
and Falls City. The request was
Sheriff Juinton of Cass county has,
been notified by the sheriff oi Platte
I county that a reward of $25 is offered
for the arrest of William Fitzsimmcns.
who broke and escaped from jail ia
T. A. Barnes, a prominent farmer
of Concord township, near Columbus
Junction., had a narrow escape from
death, as he took n dose of wome
deadly poison, a disenfectant of some
sort, in mistake for medicine.
G. A. Mann of Hastings, an appli
cant for the position of deputy game
warden of Hastings, was arrested by
Deputy Game Waiden George Hiltner.
He had in his possession five ducks,
several mudhens and turtle doves.
Henry Volpp purchased the Robert
Alexander farm, consisting of 90
acres adjoining Btoomfield. for $150
an acre. This same farm was bought
by Mr. Alexander from Hans J. Paul
sen four years ago for $77.50 an acre.
The jury In the case of John Ham
lin, accused of the murder of Rachel
Engle, returned a verdict finding the
defendant guilty of murder in the first
degree and imposing the death pen
alty. The case was tried at Grand
Citizens of North Platte, through
State Senator C. A. Sibley, have call
ed the attention of the State Rail
way commission to alleged discrim
ination by the Union PaciSc in favor
of Omaha, as to coal rates from ths
company's mines at Rock Springs.
In accordance with the new law
pased by the last legislature, the
county commissioners of Nemaha
county have fixed the salary of the
sheriff at $1,500 per annum, and that
of bis deputy at $700. This is the
schedule for counties having a popu- f
lation of over 16,000.
The will or Hubert E. Teschmacher.
a deceased Boston nUllionaire has
been filed for probate in the county
court of Merrick county. Mr. Tesch
macher was formerly a partner of T.
B. Hord. the prominent capitalist and
cattleman of Central City, and there
is $50,000 wortu of property in Mer
rick county belonging to his estate.
C. J. Clotheir a Denver nun c iarg
ed with forgery of a $69 check, was
arrested in Burlington on the ar
rival of Burlington train No. 2. He
was held for the Denver authorities.
The Green bug is busy in th Ne
braska wheat fields. The state- uni
versity agriculturists are at wonc and
win make a desperate effort to
n metnod to exterminate
tiowarc s. Smite, insistent m the de
partsMnt of entomology found the
wheat fields near Kearaev aati MIn
den infested with n specien of green
lice supposed to be the dread nest.
Wild aaimals are still found along
the streams to thunders county. Bert
Shelendine. living north ef Ashland,
killed a gray mother wolf and six
Httle ones, in his field, while the son
of Charles Begenrief. Hvlag south of
Ashland, captured nine yeuuc coyotes
near his home.
The union revival
held at the
caurcn in Indtaaem are stirring the
entire town. The saeetlngs are aM
under the leadership of Dr. Henry
Ostrom, whe was with Dr. ' Chap-
in ues Hemes last whUer.
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