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of easter mergers.
Thinks Con3resst3houl(i "Control Rail-
reads. Without Infringing Upon
in a speecj
by Senator ' 'Newiands
chairman' of the inland xrater "ways
cojsm'issicn.'. He "lias" Jast re'turncd'
from i thp,.t:iD.t down the Mississippi
with the president and the commis
sion. He said:
Confidence in American corpora
tions has been shaken both here and
abroad. Investors are -alarmed- and
improvements absolute! necessary to
the transpo:tation of the country are
held up. We should have' a commis
sioa devoted exclusively to the trans
portation .question, .composed of men
expert in, the financing, operation and
control, ot traHsponauons.t lnciuaing
the governors of states and members
of public service commissions. After
' full 'debate and deliberation the coun
try will be astonished to find how few
the points of difference are between
the transportation managers on the
one side and the' public on the other.
The nation and the states liave
knocked together the heads of rail
roads in such a fashion as to make
them realise that they are simply
public agents and they will come to
such a concurrence in a much more
conciliatory mood than heretofore. We
should look 'to the future and organise
a transiKr!aton system, embracing
both the railways and the water
w;ys. which will enlist the harmoni
ous action of the nation aad the states.
If a proppr system were created, mo.-,t
of 'the evils now complained of would
di&appear. A system of transportation
could be 'easily demised which would
enlist the bast powers of the national'
government .without infringing upon
the powers of "the state.
President Roosevelt is right in say
ing that the great problem of the fu
ture is to find -a sovereign for these
giant railway managers, whose opera
tions rf-ach-over.-TDurr-entirc country
aad out lo foreign countries. Combi
nation is a j;artof economic develop-n-ent
of transportation. The thing
complained cf is "not the fact of com
bination, unrestrained by adequate
h'ws and fruitful of over-capitalization
a::l .imposition en shippers.
Shall, we Lrsak up these mergers
r.:i 1 resolve them into their integral
j-arts. bounded and circumscribed in
their operations by state lines? .This
would be a national calamity, as griev
ous to the public asto the railroads.
What sovereign power, Then, is to cre
ate aad sanction these mergers?
K1CKAPOOS ALLEGE FRAUD.
Senate Committee Will Go to Texas
and Mexico ts investigate.
Wasbiagtcn A-sub-committee of the
Fenatc committee' on Indian affairs,
consisting of Senators Teller, La Fot
Ictte and Curtis, will leave the city
Monday for Texas aad Mer.ico for the
T?urposp of investigating the trouble
between the Mexiccn Kickapoo Indians
and the interior department The In
dians, who are now located in Mexico,
claim that they were fraudulently in
duced to convey their lands in Okla
homa and that no lease" money has
been paid them for three years. On
t' other hand the department makes
chargfes against M. .1. Bentiey, the
representative of ;the Indians. " "
FIVE HUNDRED ARE DEAD.
Awful Less cf Life by Earthquake in
,' .. Calabria. '
Rome At C o'clock Taursdav even
!n''hout 2W bodies 'we're taken froiii
-"-thnake ruins. It Is now estimated
that the deaths will 'surpass '500, Lut
it is impossible to get accurate infor
uuiuuu on this subject, as tmauy vil
lages are still cut off by the floods
and the destruction of roads and tele
graph lines, and no word from them
can be had. t ..
The earthquake shocks' continue,
but they are slight 1 he" country is
still in a condition of apprehension,
which is iacreased by each trem., e. ;
Mohter's Power is Wider.
Omaha EL H. Harriman has just
anproved. an- order of Julius Kratt
Fchnitt. director of maintenance and
operation of 'the Harriman lines, ex
tending orer.the- territory which A, L.
Mahler's authority reaches, from Green
River and Ogden as he western boun
dary. Omaha being the eastern, '
Bryan Makes Statement
Kingston. N.-Y. W. J. Bryan 'de
clared that his "decision whether toan
.aouace himself as a candidate for the
democratic nomination, for nresldent
will not depe-td apon'the choice of, the
republicans. " ' .
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,Hne J aJ)maha Man. j
Atlaaiic cjtfcrNVJ.' WJ S.sWrtgfct
of OsiabA was-ieHBleeted.'f or, the' third
year as -SMstdekt of the National Hard-1
Tiirr''iMr-lifnii; Llil 1 :a . . j-
ciatoni which is a rare As-
"Kansas to Support Taf t
Washington--"Kansas will send a
solid ' delegation to .'the next ' repnbli
.can ofWventlonpledaed-tovote for the
iiBmisaHpn. fnf JLhe presidency of; Sec
retary Tnft "Kansas believes the pres?
Ment means aUy what he said fhree
ynarsngsv-wtien 1 remarked 'that un-
he nsmUiate for ttat'omce jThat
was tl-statsmmtj,nator Long
on leaving JSf&Ue Bkmse
m-snMinu' nun ri-esMeat
HTsBhiimTi' Tt ill Ttu ciitmnnnin
by. President KcoseVeit of a national J " "l STTzZu ," " "v; or Leafl- s- D" wBo " founa guilty
coagress of the vWiods ' interests in .tto?Kbt8.tbt the eprlence gaJied of land frauda mthe, Xederal court at
comnecticn vrith . the transportation J J" P thf e aFt?a -4Jere uc' Omaha, must serve his time-Jn .the
ne&ticn...w!Ui a view of restoring ! 'nsjiem, de moasrates the neces-. Douglas county, jaU until his , sen-
""' ,"- ,r--r w cw
of-raTsstors. was-sugses .su,l Ul '"T kT - , T , i
-. .. . wr . I mrtr liro rnn honantc alrmnntr onlnpfl
.before tbe.L'u versity cll j - ,J,. . . ' ." nA.
Some Anti-Jrvst Lsislatfoii is g-
.Chicago Fridays session of. the Na
tional1 Civic Federation were given
over to fire-minute talks by business
! men. who discussed the various topics.
introdaced by 'the ariousN speakers;
: auring me jast ure&yw.;.
UC UUIU1UKB IMMi Hvt-l
seatsa ft: renert as fcow:
' After twenty years sfV'fSderal legis-
ration, as interpreiea uy, tne courts, ui
rcctcd riast the evlls of tr:rLs and
combination . against ralLoau rebates,
beginning with the . interstate eom-
mcrce ct otVUS? sad tbe aatMrust -
tions which hays arisen during a .long
epoch of active progress, both in the
enforcement of statute law and In the
removal of grave' abuses in the'- man
agement of railroads and corporations.
These changes now demanded are:
"First Immediate legislation Is re
quired, following the recommendation
of President Roosevelt and the Inter
state Commerce 'commission, permit
ting agreements between railroad cor
porations on reasonable freight and
passengca rates, subject in all respects
to the approval,1 supervision and action
of the Interstate Commerce commis
sion. "Second The enforcement of the
Sherman act and the proceedings un
der it during tne administrations of
Presidents Harrison. Cleveland, Mc
Kinley and Roosevelt have accom
plished great results in awakening the
moral sense of the American people
'aad in .asserting the supremacy and
majesty of the law, thus effectually re
futing the Impression that great wealth
and large corporations were too pow'
erful for the impartial execution of law.
This great advance has rendered more
secure all property rights, resting, as
they must, under a popular govern
ment .on universal respect for and
obedience to the law. Dut now that
this 'work is accomplished, it has re
vealed the heces'sify for legislation
which shall maintain all that the Sher
man act was intended to secure and
safeguard interests it was never ex
pected to affect
BANKS WITHSTAND PRESSURE.
Nrrve-Racking Day in"., Wall Street
Passes '.Without. Crash.
New York Another nerve-racking.
has passed Thursday, but the finan
cial institutions cf New York have
shown extraordinary power of resis
tance to the pressure put upon them.
AYhile it is tiue that several minor
institution- have been forced to close
tl-cir doors, yet two things should be
said about them first, that the
amount involved was not so great as
to exert any marked influence ou the
general situation, as tnese !anks were
located in lesidential quarters an i did
not come into touch with the larger
financial institutions- of the metro
iclis. and, second, -the: e is every
reason to believe that these banks
and trust companies ara -entirely sol
vent and their, difficulties will, prove
to be only temporary and due entirely
to inability to secure ready -cash en
the gilt-edged securities in ."their
aults. , ,
Fairbanks Corrects Error.
Middleborough, Ky. Before leaving
his special train here 'Vice President
Fairbanks made clear his position
with reference to quotations from cer
tain St. Louis and New York news
papers to the effect that he was not
a candidate, actively or receptively,
.for1 the, presidency. r He said-that
while in St Louis he refused posl-.
tively to discuss pontics, ana that any
statement alleged to .have cometfitmV
him in reference to national politiqs,
or the -presidency was entlrelyua-,
founded. y - ' , '
No Lack of Ccal.
Commissioner -Lane conferred with
President Roosevelt at the request of
lite latter regarding the car shortage
situation in-the northwest' The presi
dent, was rassured .that no. present
alarm need be felt on account of the
lack of coal in the northwest as the
railroads had been shipping coal to
that, section during the summer.
That there Is a car shortage' is ap
parent, but no immediate crisis is an
ticipated because of that fact The
crops are being moved.
IOWA CENTRAL SHOPS BURN.
Big Plant at Marshal Itown Totally
Marshalltown. la. One of the worst
fires in the ( history' of the city 'Friday
night destroyed the Iowa Central car
and paint shops, machinery and con
tents 'including 7 passenger coaches
and "-freight- cars,- finishing. j lamber '
trtlmbere "and "entailing a loss
Dr., Gillette fc Convicted.'
New York The first convictioa in
the cases on the, disclosures in the
legislative investigation 01 insurance
affairs in 1905-6 was obtaiaed in "the
district attorneys' office Thursday ".
when a jury on the .crimtaal bench of ',
the supreme court found Dr. W. R. 'Gil
lette, former vice-president of the 'Mu
tual life Insurance company, guilty of
perjury in the third degree. The ver
dict was accompanied with a recom-.
uicuuuiiim iur ajt-rcy. ine maximum
penalty for. this-degree of perjury. Isii
J ten years imprisonment
London Papers Comment , ,
Londou All the leading weekly pa
pers, ai-H-maias we American nnan
chu situation, generally take their
customary attitude that R Is' due' to
of-- cont-nercia! i
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t Two Killed, Thrse Injured. -.Pomcroy,
O. In an Ohio Central
freight wreck at LaagsvUle. Edgar
Drtpy 'amanmm ad Tt i u naiaYT
Ji-oman.were killed, aid M.
"-, i1 u-. .'. . - - J1
, f Vovatin. . " "- "- - -.-s- ..
WAIS REFUSED WWT
FEDERAL. SUPREME .COURT DS
. N1ES HIS PETITION.
WAS A PARTY TO LAND FRAUDS
His Conviction Was Brought About In
the United States District Court
at Omaha, Nebraska. .,
j Washington Rev. George Q, Ware
tence is executed. On Monday the
supreme court refused to grant a re
hearing of. the case on a writ of cer-.
tiorari to the United States circuit
court of appeals of the Eighth circuit.
Attorneys T..J. Mahoney and J. A. C
Kennedy appeared for Mr. Ware for
levicw of his case in the higher court
on the ground that conspiracy had 'not
been proven. Ware, with Frank W.
Lambert and Henry Welch, were in
dieted for conspiracy to defraud the
United States 'out 'of certain lands in
the N.B. ranch enclosure in Nebraska,
by means of fraudulent entries under
the homestead law and under the Kiu
kafd act supplemental thereto. Ware
was tried by a jury and sentenced
to one year's imprisonment' in the Jail
In Douglas county and, to pay a fine
All the way through be has alleged
that there was no conspiracy between
the parties and along these lines the
case was brought to the supreme court
with a hope that an order might be
secured to have it reviewed hi a high
er court. The supreme court, how
ever, refused to grant the writ asked
for byJ" Mr. Mahoney and his asso
ciates and Mr. Ware will have to serve
out his sentence.
In the case of the Missouri Valley
Land cempsny and the Iowa Land
company against Asm us Wiese the su
preme court refused to dismiss or af
firm the citation made by the attor
neys for the 'defendant in error, J. S.
Van Dusen and a local Washington
associate, but decided to hear, tha
case on its merits. Among - other
things Van Duscn objected in bis mo
tion to dismiss or affirm the case that
Jolm B. Barnes should class himself
as "presiding judge of the- supreme i
court of Nebiaska.in the judgment
of the supreme court of Nebraska, in
the absence of Sedgwick, C. J." Mr.
Van Dusen in bis. brief states that
there is no evidence in the record to'
support Judge Barnes' self-constituted
position, on the ground that there
was uo evidence to show that in thi
particular hearing the chief justice-
was absent from tne state or tnat
Judge Barnes was the judge havin
the next shortest term and thereby
the presiding 'judge.
College far Orphan Girls.
Philadelphia It was announced
thtat the will of RobeitN. Carson, a
millionaire pf this, city, who died sud
denly in a hotel here last week, pro
vides for a $5,000,000 institution for
orphan girls patterned after Girard
college in this city, which is exclu
sively for boys.
WORLD'S MEAT CONSUMPTION.
United States Is Third, With
Pounds Per Capita.
Washington A capital of
000,000 is directly concerned in the
raising cf meat animals aad their
slaughter and packing, according to
a report on meat supply issued by
the Department of Agriculture. This
amount is five-sixths as large as all
capital Invested in manufacturing in
1904.' Seven-eighths of 'the meats and
meat products was consumed within
this country. The stock of meat ani
mals has increased since 1840, but
has not kept pace with the increase in
.' The report adds: "That meat con-.
sumption per capita, has. declined it
this country since '1840 is plainly ia-i
dicated." , - . t
Motion for. Retrjal Denied.
Yankton. S. JX Judge E. G. Smith
overruled the motion-for a new trial In
.the -famous Kaufmann case. The case
will be at once appealed to supremo
court Iirs. Kaufmann 'was found
guilty of killing a maid servant, Agnes
Polreis at Sioux Falls.
PACKERS' CASE GOES HIGHER.
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Supreme Court Takes Jurisdiction of
Export Rebate Case. .
Washington The supreme court of
United States took jurisdiction of the
meat packers' --case wherein, the Ar
mour, Swift Morris and Cudahy Pack
companies were fined la,000tcach!oi.
acceptingpreferential fronuthe .Chic
go, Bmrliagton, frrQuTncy nrib06d oa
shipments.- ofmeac 'for exportfrom
Ifississippi Wrer, points to, the Atlantic
seaboard! The-case Involves thela
pIicatieao4Vthe' Elkins act' to Wxport
shipments. The 'motion' for a writ cC
A, . 1 " 1
xeruomn was Kn-aiva.Kv ,Kn ., .
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Pension' Rod Mounting Up.
; Wabhmgton-rThe decrease, of 18.C00
J,ln m number 0f oeasloners on
.rolki.at.theend of the fiscal yearilM7;
as cosmpaied with the yearpreviefis-itt
thV feature of the report 'of Pension
Commissioner Warner. just, issued.
This is ithe greatest in tbe-sistory, of
the pension .bureau. . The total nudi-:
ner of pensioners. June ,30, 1907, ,was"
9S7351. nnd tne total .vaiae.,ox, uie
penslon roll at that date was $140850,-
800. This is greater by 4.6i3,131 than
- the value of the roll for the year re-:
Big Damage .Against Railroad.
. Sioux Falte, .S. D. After a .trial 1
lasting about (two days In the United,
States .court in session in this dty a
jnryjxas awarded damages in theapm.
M-Am m. WW . WJS m S "' m '
' 5W- fcmurtw p
sjjoux rails agsuui w nam lsmna
cRaUrosd company.. , ' "- '
Iowa , Citr, la. Tho yeax-oJC I
isgmTht9oC Dr. WW WWtfs fnn
Estate lpV-sfaaky i. dead,
TOO MARY PILOTS
WANT THE LAWS CHANGED
SOME ANTI-TRUST LEGISLATION
Such a Departure Would Allow Uni
form Charges Under Effec
Washington The tribe of Ute In
dians which more than a year ago
wandered away from their reserva
tion in Utah and created trouble in
Colorado and Wyoming by threaten
ing to take the warpath and raid
1 -inches is reported to have again
broken out on the Cheyenne River
reservation in South Dakota, where
the tribe was given temporary quar
ters. At the reqftest of the interior
department the war department or
dered troops from Fort Bes Mcines,
la., to the scene of the trouble. The
'cause of the outbreak is not known,
Omaha Acting upon dispatches re
ceived from Washington Major Noyes,
in command of the' Department of the
Missouri, at once, ordered four cav
alry troops sent to the Cheyenne
River reservation, where the Ute In
dians are said to be in a condition ap
proaching an uprising. The troops
have been ordered from Fort Des
Moines and comprise a squadron of
the Second cavalry.
Captain Carter P. Johnson of the
Second cavalry, now at Fort Robin
sen on leave of absence, has been or
dered to proceed to the agency and
investigate the trouble and report to
The soldiers have been ordered to
proceed with all haste and it is ex-
i)ected they will reach the end of the
railroad Friday night and be at the
jscene of the uprising- by Saturday
Upon receipt of advices from Fort
Meade that Indian Agent Downs had
telegraphed for troops the soldiers at
Forts Robinson. Meade and Des
Moines were ordered to be in readi
ness for instant departure. When
Washington was provided with the
facts the soldiers at Fort Des Moines
were ordered out, for although Fort
Meade is the nearest military post to
the reservation, being but 100 miles
distant, but one troop is located there.
Seven companies of the Eighth are at
Fort Robinson. 200. miles away, but
the distance by ' rail is least , from
Major 'Noyes said last night that he
did not know whether or. not to ex
pect a' serious uprising at the reserva
tion. "I have no particulars of .the
'trouble and'.cannot teil just what it
amounts to," he said,, "but upon re
ceivin,g orders from Washington to
send troops to the reservation at once
I .commanded a squadron to .leave
Fort Des Momes with all possible,
Cortelyou Helps Pittsburg.
New York Secretary Cortelyou
gave l substantial assistance to the
Pittsburg banks. The amount of
United States deposits which he
authorized to be made in that city was
not made public, but it was announced
that he is prepared to' give them fur
ther aid if necessary.
Loe'b Enjoyed Red Sport.
Helena, Mont Harry W. Child, who
accompanied William Loeb, Jr.. trip
near the Yellowstone National park,
returned Thursday. He reports that
the party had better luck than Presi
dent Roosevelt had in the canebrakes
of Louisiana. :
Land .Fraud Cases. -Washington
It .is announced that
Tracey C. Becker., an Attorney of Buf-
f'falo, N. Y., will be appointed special
attorney- general to review the
"Southern Pacific land fraud case in
-California and Oregon. -
- .Dynanite Factory Blows Up.
a, Asniana. ni. no. a auins mm 01
the Atlantic Dynamite company's fac-
jtory,, six, miles southwest of Ashland
blew up. -Two hundred pounds of nitr
-glycerine exploded and several were
Newspaper Sued for Libel.
"San Francisco, CaL Former Police
Commissioner Thomas Regan began
suit for $100,000 damages against the
8. 8.'McClure company and. for n like
sum against the San Francisco News
company in the superior court of
Marin for defamation of character.
Regan ased his salt on articles pub
lished in the McClure magazine, en-
tRlsd, "A Fight Tfor
dorm in San
IfraneJaco,- to which . he .is charged
with haviag divide graft with Kngdne
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CRISIS IS SAFELY PASSED
ORGANIZATION OF NEW YORK
TRUST COMPANIES EFFECTED.
Secretary Cortelyou Comes to Rescue
of Banks by Depositing $25,000,-
COO Government Funds.
New Ycrk The crisis in New York
financial circles was safely passed
Wednesday. After prolonger confer
ences at J. P. Morgan's office an or
ganization of tie presidents of the New
York t-ust companies was effected, not
differing in principle from the Clearing
House association. It is in the nature
of a protective combination. All the
leading and admittedly conservative
trust companies participated. John A.
Stewart, chairman of the board of the
United States Trust companies, pre
sided and was elected chairman of a
committee who-e duties are to be ana
logous to those of the Clearing House
committee. A resolution was unani
mously adopted providing for an ex
amination of the various trust com
panies and a report of their findings
and recommendations to tle associa
Following te organization, which
was regarded as one of the most suc
cessfully carried through in New York
financial circles, a resort was made to
the committee respecting the investi
gation Into the affairs of the Trust
Company of America. This report was
carefully considered in a prolonged
conference of tne committee and it was
apparent that the trust company had
ample securities to warrant continued
advances. As a result th- committee
representing al of the tr:st companies
of New York unanimously agreed to
come to the aid of the Trust Company
of America ov providing such funds as
it needs. There is no reason to doubt
therefore that the Trust Company of
America will be able to meet all de
mands made unon It
At the same time, and even more
important the secretary of the treas
ury having satisfied himself as to the
condition of the New York banks, au
thorized an announcement that he
had directea that government deposits
be placed in the banks of the city to
the extent of t25.009.000.
These two treasure are admittedly
adequate' for all the needs of the bank
ing and trust corporations of New York
in the present emergency. j
GRAIN RATE CASE POSTPONED.
Attorney General Thompson Makes
St Paul, Minn. After arguments on
hoth Rides iari been heard In the fed
eral circuit court of aopeals, an agree-1
ment was finally reacnea oy zne con
tending parties in the injunction suit
brought by the railroads of Nebraska
against the Mebraska Railroad com
missioners, postponing the case until
the first ccurt day in January- This
was done on the assurance of Attorney
General Thompson of Nebraska that
in the meantime nothing further would
be done towards the adoption of the
new schedule of grain rates the Ne
braska railroad commission is consid
No Strike on Ris Grande,
Denver. Col. There will be no strike
of telegraph operators on the Denver
& Rio Grande railway- on; account :of
the discharge of . -Wire Cbiei R. H.
Skeggs of Grand Junction. Mr. Skeggs
has secured other employment and re
fuses reinstatement. 1
German Balloon -Wins.
St Louis Proclaimed as the. -most
renmrkable ballooning contest in the
history- of the world, with every rac
ing -record broken, the second interna-
tonal'cup competition which started
from here on Monday last ended
Wednesday 'with Germany accorded
the winning laurels. The finish of tho
race was the closest finish which was
ever known, the victorious German
balloon, the .Pommern. which, landed
at Asbury Park, N. J., having but five
miles the advantage of the French-
Talks to New York Farmers.
Syracuse. N. Y. More than 100
farmers representing about cae-half
the counties of the state, were present
at the convention called by the cham
ber of commerce of Syracase to.' con
sider the agricultural situation in this
state. The principal speaker was Sec
retary of Agriculture James-Wilson.
McFartand Wins FkjM.
Fort Wayne, Ind. Packy McFar
land of Chicago got the decision over
Kid Goodman of Boston at, the
ra last ten-ronns soar aere.
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- IISRSwV IS PfRT -iO LAKD.
Camilla Da-am. f
St Loais The beginniag of the eai
of the greatest ballooal-Hr-raae ever
held in America, the secoad coatst far
the iateraational aeroaautie cap.
signaled .aeaiar airht by the
lag of tie American baBooa TJattsi
States at a point twelve miles aoath
of Hamilton. Ont near the shore of
Lake Ontario. The United States is
believed to have held jthe-load in the
race at the time of landing, and in its
twenty-nve hours of Sight from St
Loals haa covered a distance of ap
proximately 700 miles measured in an
air 'line. The United States is the
present holder of th cup and the rec
ord for the race, having established
it in the flight from Paris last year
at 402 miles. T--c P10 of tae balloon.
Is Major Henry B. Hersev of the
United States Weather bureau at
Washington, who .acted as aide to
Lieutenant Labia of the United States
1 army, who piloted the. balloon in its
winning race of 1906. Lieutenant
Lahm was too ill to participate this
The nearest rval to, Mte United
States is believed to be the big chrome
yellow German cruising balloon, the
Pommern. which was last reported as
whirling across Lake Erie in the teeth
of a thirty five mile gale. The Pom
mern plumed over Cleveland dnriag the
afternoon and sent down a message
reporting "All well." It is igured that
the, Pommern was but a little distance
behind the United States during the
afternoon, and if it is able to remain
up after crossing the lake there is a
belief that it may beat the excellent
recorff'of the United States.
News of the landing of the United
States was just a bit disappointing to
the followers of the race here, who
were confidently predicting that Major
Hersey would break the world's record
of 1.200 miles. There are several ex
perts here-v.iio still believe this record
may go by the board. They are also
of the opinion that the record for du
ration, forty-one hours and five min
utes, n-ay be exceeded. Both the dis
tance and the endurance, records arc
held by Count Henry de la Vaulix of
CHICAGO BANKS HVE FUNDS.
Situation Taken in Hand Long Time
Ago to Good Purpose.
Chicago The officials of the banks
of this city are a unit in declaring
that never in the history of the city
have its financial Institutions been on
as sound a basis as they are at pres
ent. Following the failure of the Chi
cago Natioaal bank two years ago the
Chicago Clearing House association,
dissatisfied with the state and national
banks, appointed an inspector of its
own at a salary double that paid by
the government for similar work." The
inspector's bureau has the power to
audit any bank at any time, and as 3.
consequence all of the banks know
exactly every aay the condition of the
other banks. When a bank demurs
to the worK of the auditor it is
promptly denied clearing facii.ties.
The result has been in the 'last two
years that a number of weak institu
tions have been compelled to liquidate
and that the banks of this city are
stronger today -'thaa they ever have
RUSSIAN EMBARGO ON WHEAT.
Roundabout Rumor That the Czar
Will Prohibit Its Exportation.
Portland. Ore. The Oregonian says
that private cables . were received te
Portland from Liverpool stating that
there is a well grounded rumor in .cir
culation to the effect that the emperor
of Russian will, between new and the
end of the present week, issue a ukase
forbidding the exportation of wbeat
from Russia, as was done in 1892.
Taft Rushes Through Work.
Manila Secretary Taft ended a day
of hard work in the transaction of
official business with an important
conferen'-e witht President Osmena of
the Philippine assembly. They dis-
cussed the attitude of the secretary,
I which was satisfactory. During the
day the secretary attended a session
of the Philippine Commerce commis
sion, the governor general being pres
ent at which a hearing was given to
representatives of railroad contrac
tors, who are dissatisfied witht the
strict auditing of their accounts.
MINE PROMOTERS INDICTED.
Two OMcers of Capusecya Company
Charged with Embezzlement
Washington Eugene Davis and
Edward C .Bryan, vice president and
treasurer, respectively, were indicted
by the grand jury for false pretenses,
embezzlement and conspiracy. United
States Attorney Baker at once filed a
bill to annul the -charter of the com
pany and for n receiver to dissolve
Interest in Ware
Omaha The action of the United
grant a rehearing of the case against
gran ta. rehearing of the case against
Rev. George G. Ware on a writ of cer
tiorari to the federal circuit court of
appeals of the Eighth district has re
vived local interest in a case that at
tracted more attention than any of the
large number of prosecutions which
dragged their length through the fed
eral courts in -maha within the land
fraud indictments. Rev. Mr. Ware
had friends ia Omaha who believed in
his innocence from land frauds.
Argument on Nebraska Case.
St Paul Before the federal court
of appeals was commenced the hear
ing of the appeal of the Nebraska
railroads from the decision of Judge
Munger'denying an injunction against
the state railway commfasioa. The
cemmission was. investigating, prior
1 to issuing an oraer r-raw--as ri vm
'rrala. The roads sought to eajoin this
action and this Judge Manger refused
to do on the ground the promalgatissi
of rates .was kgjslatlve act ami
could not 'be "enjoined.
SaiM Seven HwwdrsJ
STATE NEWS AMD' NOTES IN CON
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Two ., Hastings salcon; keepers, for
selling liquor oa Sunday, were tinea
95 and costs each.
It develops- from' i recent visit or
Messrs. O'Brien and Carter of Lincoln
to Valentine that a state fish hatchery
will be located there, and operations
will be begun at once.
Rev. D. K. Miller of Overton ha
accepted the pastorate of the First
Presbyterian church .of Litchfield, III.
He succeeds Rev. Allen Davis 111 lie.
who resigned recently.
No. 81, a local Northwestern freight
train, left the track' near Merriman.
throwing nine cars ia the ditch. The
accident caused a general ticup of ail
trains from live to ten hoars.
The 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Fraaraicht of Wymere vu
so badly burned that aao died. She
was playing with n bonfire in an alley
when he clothing caught Are.
Many farmers areand Herman are
having, tronhle In getting help te
gather their corn. Some are buying
corn buskers. This is n new machine
aad the company selling it will not
guarantee it to do the work.
James F. BrownelL who has been a
resident of Otoe county for the past
thirty years, has petitioned the dis
trict court to sever the tics that bind
him to a wife whom he married at
Lincoln, December 27, 1902, and who
left him on July 3. 190J.
York will soon sv a gasoline motor
car. which will be run over the North
western from York to Fremont and
returnr. This car will leave York at
5:45 in the morning and reach Fre-
ir.ont at 9:07, making connection with
the main line for Omaha.
The seventeenth annual convention
of the Nebraska Red Men was held
in Aurora, about a hundred delegates
attending. Indian relics former the
feature of the display, with decora
tions in the show windows ail
through the city.
The Citizens Statr bask of Waf
sekt. ill., has filed suit in the district
court against Ralph Severance. J. J.
Molir and the Willeman brothers, al
farmers living several miles north or
Central City, asking for judgment ot
$750 upon a note.
jt least 1.500 delegates and visitors
are expected to be present at tbe spe
cial initiation ceremony to be held
by the Pythian domain of Nebrasku
at the Auditorium in Lincoln, Novem
ber G. Special trains will be run into.
Lincoln for tbe occasion.
Tho price of iarm lands in Cuming
county is still soaring. Michael 11c
'Nainara has sold his farm of 480 acres,
northwest of West Point, for $45,120.
being $94 per acre. This is thought
to be tbe largest real estate transac
tion ever made in Caming county.
William McWiUiam. aged 90 years.
was out on his farm near Dunbar
chopping down trees. One of them.
fell and caught him under it. Neigh
bors who witnessed the accident res
cued him. Exxcept a severely bruised,
body aad a Ioag gash in his scalp he
While the family wasat supper the
large barn and bay shed of Captain.
Black, residing on the island n short
distance southwest of Kearney, caught
fire and before it was discovered had
gained such headway that nothing
could be done to save it Two horses
were krst in the conffagmtlon.
The Union Pacific will at. once be
gin the construction of two ice nouses
each 32x112 feet at North Platte. The
foundation of these honoes was hud
last winter." but on account of ina
bility to secure lumber the erection
of the houses was pos4poned. Thf
new bouses will increase the capacity
of the plant about 7,006 tons.
An unusual accident befell Mike
Oberland, a young farmer living south
west of Graftoa. He, was slacking
some lime in n tin pail for the pur
pose of applying It to a wire fence cat
on a 'horse when it exploded and se
ricusly burned his face and eyes.a it
was- thought that he might lose tho
sight of one eye and he went to Lin
coln for treatment at n hospital.
At Kearney, George Metcair wa
sentenced to three years in the state
prison for setting fire to the lumber
yard of C. F. Madsen at Elm Creek.
also for burning up a bunkhense he
longing to tbe yard on the night of
October IS. All suspicion pointed to
ward Metcalf. as he had been in the
employ of C. F. Madsen from Sep
tember 17 and left without giving aay
reason, on October 11.
Mrs. Anna Neville, who is -conduct-lag
a large farm northeast of MeCook
met with the misfortune of breaking
her arm while returning from Exeter.
On her way home she met nn automo
bile, which frightened her horses,
throwing her from the buggy.
A largely attended rocesnkm was
given in HastiBgs at the Christian
church in 'honor of Isaac A. Downey.
who has been sniiertatendeat of their
Sunday school for n number of years
and who has recently been placed, oa
'lie 2stsff of the state educational
G. M. Snyder, a coal dealer of Me.
Cool, made a donation of a ton of coal
to each of the five churches of, Me.
Cool. To obtain the coal all tho
churches had to do was to any tho
The-ease of the state
els A. Taylor on n perjury charge
start xn tho dwtrict cmwt atT
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