The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, November 13, 1907, Image 6

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Washington Eugene E.' Pnississ,
the well-known Chicago lawyer, ror
three years president of the Citizens'
association "there, called oa the presi
dent present liis views on
corporate reforms.
The, president read ana discussed
with interest the brief statement
Mr. Prussing submitted. It follov.s:
"Currency reform, anti-trust law
amcednienis and railroad regulation
naturally will calra the first places in
congress attention, general corpora
tion reform in its various phases may
fairly be classed second in :mpcrtanc2.
Ixrag and varied experience in corpo
ration matter leads me to pITer these
'The first question, that cf jarisdic
tioa of the federal government, will ia
:ach .instance Le the challenge of the
opposition. Successful effort, there
fore, must be along the line of least
resistance, that is to say. within the
principles of state's rights and govern
ment, as -Toll as the sentiments based
upon these, evea if extreme.
"National control of interstate com
merce corporations, distinguished from
tmional incorporation of all or most
corporations, will be readily granted
by most men of both part'es.
"Compulsory publicity of accounts,
the subjection of books, payers" end
plans to inspection, etc., of. govern
meat onic;ais, will easily ue acen
pliehed. "The new etc? advised by the asso
ciation of attorneys generals, slightly
modified, will be in the right direction
and will be approved by states' rights
men and federalists alike. The asso
ciation recommends that the right to
hold stock in any other corporation
should be den'ed to all interstate com
merce corporations. It seems to me
that the purpose of this, namely, to
compel the real owners of a corpora
tion to do business in their own
names, can be achieved by requiring
the corporation owning stock in an
other, and the corporation in which it
owns stock, to list, such owners and
stockholdings, respectively. In every
case, in ae Departbmcnt of Com
raerr and Labor. Thus honest hold
lag companies will be permitted and
yet protectp against possible aszault
of locil taxation or other unjustly dis
criminating laws, just as national
banks are now. while the public in
turn will have knowledge of whom it
is dealing with and can protect itself.
Effects cf Earthquake in Karatagh
and Surrounding Regions.
St Petersburg The first direct re
ports from the scene of the great
earthquake in Karatagh, Russian Tur
kestan, about three weeks ago. reach
ed this city from a correspondent
who accompanied the relief expedi
tion sent in from Jamarkan. Tele
graphing under date of November 9,
the correspondent says: "The town
cf Karatagh was completely destroy
ed. The victims number about 4,000
in Karatagh and about 10.000 in the
adjoining district of Danusk. The vil
lages In the vicinity were wrecked.
-s probable that there are hun
dreds more dead in these villages."
Premier Asked for Funds
Subsidize the Press.
Milan A Iccal newspaper, known
as the organ of the law courts, has
published a sensational statement con
cerning the defense to be made by
Nuncio Nazi, former minister of pub
lic instruction, who is being tried be
fore the senate on the charge cf falsi
fying documents and defrauding
the. state treasury. According to the
paper Nazi is ready to produce letters
from the late Premier Zanardeli, ask
ing for funds for the purpose of sub
sidizing the press.
Gompers Reaches Norfolk.
Norfolk. Va. Following the arrival
here of President Samuel Gompers,
the executive council of the American
Federation of Labor held a four
hours' session. The report cf Mr.
Gompers, which will be read when the
Federation convenes at the James
town exposition, and other matters
of importance, were discussed. It is
intimated that Mr. Gompers has a sur
prise in store to which he will give
utterance in his address, but those
who may be acquainted with its im
port have nothing to say.
Mrs. Bradley's Trial.
Washington Mrs., Anna M. Brad
ley, who shot ex-Senqfor Arthur M.
Brown of Utah in the Raleigh hotel
last November, was placed on trial
for her life in criminal court No. 1
Monday morning.
Honor Perkins' Memory.
Omaha All trains on the Burling
ton road west of the Missouri river
6fbpped five minutes Monday frcm 'J.
to 2:05 p. m. out of respect to
Charles Elliott Perkins, for many
years president cf the read.
Money to Move Cotton.
Muskogee, L T. The Patterson
Mercantile company of this city re
ceived 100.090 in currency from
New York by express. The money
will be paid for cotton to relieve the
financial situation. '
Louis Emory McComas.
Washington Louis Emory McCo
'naae, associate Justice of the court
of appeals of the District of Columbia.
farmer United States senator and for
foot terms congressman from Mary
Jam, died at Us home la-this city.
Heads Wish to
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. BcrUn Empomr William rwUl :?
Secretary "Taft 'at the IW"or Wight
during the former's visit to ' England.
A message conveying this Wish vas
sent through, the German- embassy at
Washington, it being understood that
Mr. Taft has finally decided to return
to the United States by way of Europe,
it is regarded as likely that MrTaft
will al0 seek' an audience with King
Efiwanl, as for the' American Secretary
of War to visit the German emperor
oa British soil without paying equiva
lant raspect to the king; might be re
garded as discourteous. i
.So much has been said about Mr
Taft planning to see the emperor that
some of the ether governments have
seemingly become curious whether any
thing is intended by the step taken by
the American' government. Ambassa
dors Bryce cad Jusserand, it is as
sarted here, already have made In
quiries on the subject at the state de
partment at Washington and It is fur
ther asserted that there is a feeling
at the- foreign offices of London, and
Paris that Mr. Taft would be slight
ing King Edward and. President Eal
licres, if he did cot ask to see them
on his way home or if he stopped,
only at St. Petersburg and Berlin en
route homeward.
No official arrangements have 'been
made for the entertainment of Mr.
Taft there. The emperor merely ex
pressed the pleasure it would give him
to receive Mr. Taft and following his
habit he probably will ask'Mr. Taft to
lunch or dinner.
The Americans in Berlin hope Mr.
Taft will stop here lang enough to ac
cept various courtesies. Ambassador
Tower is arranging a, dinner at which .
Chaucelior von Euelow. the chief of
the general' staff; General von Moltke
and Foreign Secretary von Schoea w:rr
be present. Mr. Tower also will offer
Mr. Taft an afternoon reception. The
American. Association ol Commerce
desires to give him a public dinner
and Isadore Loewe, head of the
Maussr rifle and several other indus
tries, has planned a luncheon at which
Mr. Taft will meet a score of the great
business men of Germany.
Rcoprt for United States Shows Av
erage Yield of 26 Bushels.
Washington Preliminary returns to
the department of agriculture on the
production of corn indicate a total
yield of 2.553,732,000 bushels, an av
erage of twenty-six bushels per acre,
as compared with a yield of 30.3 bush
els per acre in 190S. The general av
erage as to the quality Is 82.8 per
cent as compared with S9.9 per cent
last year.
The, average yield of com ia 1905
was 2S8 bushels per acre and the
condition 90.C.
It is estimated that about 4.5 per
cent (130.9S5.000 bushels) of the corn
crop cf 190'J was still in the hands ot
farmers on November 1, 1907, as com
pared with 4.4 per cent (119.C33.0U0
bushels) of the crop of 1905 in farm
ers' hands on .November 1, 190C, and
5.3 per cent, the ten-year average for
old corn, on hand November 1.
Hid Will Succesd Tower.
Washington Secretary Root an-,
nounced that David Jayne Hill. Amer
ican minister to The Netherlands, and
a former assistant secretary of state,
will be named as ambassador to Ber
lin to succeed Mr. Tower, who is about
to retire on account of ill health. Mr:
H'll has had great experience in the
diplomatic service. He speaks Ger
man fluently and it is said, his ap
pointment will give great satisfaction
to Germany. President Roosevel first
offered the post to Assistant Secre-X
tarye Bacon, who declined.
Danger from Cholera Over.
St. Petersburg Cholera is every
where on the decrease, in Russia, ow
ing to the influence of the cold weath
er, and the danger this year is re-"
garded as being over. It is consid
ered certain, however, that cholera
will break out again in Increased in
tensity next spring.
President to Review Fleet.
Washington. N. C It has been an
nounced at the White House that
President Roosevelt will review the
Atlantic fleet in Hampton Roads, De
cember 1C. the day of the sailing of
the fleet for the Pacific.
Council Bluffs Man Again Heads So
ciety of Army of Tennessee.
Vicksburg, Miss. The Army of the
Tennessee, which convened in nual
reunion here Thursday, selected St.
Louis as the next meeting place and
re-elected General G. A. Dodge presi
dent and Colonel Cornelius Gale sec
retary, the reunion concluding with a
banquet at night.
Rural Delivery Comes High.
Washington More than 38,000
rural routes are now in operation in
this country, according to a statement
made public Friday by the fourth as
sistant postmaster general. The total
number of positions for service han
dled in the department up to Novem
ber 1 was 55,390, upon which 15,237
adverse reports were made. There
are now 1,398 petitions for routes
pending. Rural free delivery now
costs the government more than $35,
000,000 a year..
Badly Executed Photograph Copy of
San Francisco Bank Note.
Washington Chief Wilkie of the
secret service reports the discovery of
a rfew counterfeit $10 national bank
note. The counterfeit is on the Wells-Fargo-Nevada
National' bank of San
Francisco, and is a poor photographic
reproduction printed on heavy bond
paper with no silk fibre. The treasury
numbers Lave been traced over with
ted ink.
11 is Sounded by Glfford Pinchot, Gov
ernment Inspector, Who Has' In
vestigated the Situation. -
Washington "Ia twenty years the
timber supply In the. United States, on
government reserves and private hold
ings, at the present rate of cutting
will be exhausted, although it is pos
siblethat the growth of the period,
might, extend .the arrival of this .time
'another five years."
This announcement was made .by
Glfford Pinchot, the government for
ester,' who has just returqed from a
six months' inspection trip in vrhicn
he 'traveled 10,000 miles.
Sn sounding the warning Mr. Pin
chot declared that, the danger cf th3
situation should uotvba under-esimat-ed.
He said that the United States
uses more timber per capita than any
other, countiy, and that every man,
woman and chiid would be affected.
He decried the policy of . discounting
the future of the country by failure
to protect the natural resources and
he advises every one who has not al
ready done so- to read President
Roosevelt's speech at Memphis on this
general subject.
About one-fifth of the forest area of
the country is government reserves,
but Mr. Pinchot called attention to
.the fact that privately owned timber
lands are better than the government
.reserves. As a general rule, the gov
ernment does not control one-fifth
of the timber supply. The forest ser
vice will ask congress for more mon
ey and more men 'in order to extend
too service and will push the wort
of reforesting the denuded timber
lands. Mr. Pinchot says, however,
that it is utterly beyond the possibil
ity of the service to meet the situa
tion and prevent serious trouble. One
hope entertained is the Appalachian
forest, add an effort 'will be made to
protect this and promote the growth,
A scheme advocated by the stats
forester of California is being watched
with a great deal of interest. Under
the police powers cf the state the
forester is endeavoring to protect the
watersheds and prevent private own
ers from devastating these lands in
such manner as will injure irrigation
of lands below. If this plan works
wdl the government forester believes
it will be taken up in ether states and
the general authorities will be aided
greatly by the co-operation. In speak
ing of the protection of the natural
resources Mr. Pinchot said that there
is a changing sentiment throughout
the country and that people arc be
ginning to see that the righ. to use
such resources does not carry with it
the right to destroy tSem. The for
est service will make additional ef
forts to educate the people along this
Stores Close at Kansas City.
Kansas City, Mo. Nefer before in
the history of this city was the Sab
bath so strictly observed by the busi
ness interests as it was Sunday. All
the merchants who have heretoforo
defied the attempts of Criminal Judge
William H. Wallace to enforce the
slate law forbidding unnecessary labor
on Sunday, obeyed the bunday closing
order. The theaters, however, were
open as usual, as they are protected
by injunction proceedings pending in
the federal court.
Booths Farewell Tour.'
New York General William Booth,
the head of the Salvation Army on
Sunday conducted in this, city what
was considered to be the most impor
tant serle3 of meetings of his present
and probably his faiewell American
tour. The New Amsterdam, theater
was crowded to the doors with an au
dience that represented cosmopolitan
New York. Each appearance of the
general was greeted with fervor char
acteristic of the organization. He waa
assisted by Commissioner Adams, for
merly of Chicago.
Cumings to Cue President.
Washington Governor Cummins of
Iowa came to Washington and will
have a talk with President Roosevelt.
The governor would not talk of the
purpose of his trip further than that
his call on the president was the sole
purpose of his trip east; that li had
no public interest.
Plea for Canteen.
Washington Walter Scott Hale,
comamnder-in-chlef of the Spanish
war veterans, declares that it is of
vietal importance that congress should
restore the canteen to the - regular
army and to the soldiers' homes.
Treaty Offends the Swedes.
Stockholm The signing by repre
sentatives of Norway, France, Ger
many, Great Britain and 'Russia of a
new treaty guaranteeing the integrity
of Norway is a subject of general com
ment throughout Sweden, against
which country the treaty is alleged to
be dfrectly or indirectly aimed. While
the treaty Is admitted to be Norway's,
own concern, it already has caused a
feeling of widespread dissatisfaction
and it is considered a serous obstacle
to the improvement of relations.
Plan to Let Down the Bars.
Manila The assembly Is discussing
a bill providing for the removal of re
strictions on Chinese Immigration.
The radicals favor the measure on
the ground that the immigration tax
will relieve the burdens of the people.
Extra Session Urged.
Washington It was learned hera
from undoubted sources that President
Hooaevelt ia now being urged to call
aa extra session of congress to deal
with the laamrlal situation. 9
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Stay of Judgment Granted and the
Company Allowed Thirty Days to
Fits a Bill of Exceptions.
Los Angeles, Cal. Judge Olln Well
born, in the United States district
here fined the Atchison, Topcka &
Santa Fe Railroad company $330 0C0
for rebating. The fine was what the
court denominted "an intermediate
penalty," the maximum which might
have been assessed being $1,320,000
and the minimum $GG,000. The court
reviewed the case in a written opinion
of some length, in which it stated
that there were sufficient doubtful and
extenuating circumstances to preclude
the possibility of a maximum sentence
and yet sufficient intention of wrong
doing shown to make impossible a
minimum penalty.
The Santa Fe company was con
victed on October 11 last by a jury In
the federal court of granting tebates
to the Grand Canyon Lime and Ce
ment company of Arizona. It was
found guilty of all of the sirty-six
counts charged in the indictment after
but an hour's deliberation. The re
bates which were given on shipments
of lime and cement from Nelson, Ariz.,
to Los Angeles, ranged in amounts
from 35 cents tq$15. The company
claimed that these amounts were not
rebates on the regular freight rate,
but were in the form of damages to
goods which were allowed after such
claims had been regularly presented
and proved in each instance. The
court did not take that view of the
case, however, (and stated that it "was
not convinced by any means that
these amounts represented bona fide
settlements of claims."
"It is hard to believe," the court
continued in its opinion, "that the
agents of the corporation did not
know that they were violating the law.
In any event such violation of the
law is almost equivalent to a criminal
knowledge of it"
There was no excitement in the
room when the amount of the fine was
announced. W. E. Camp, solicitor for
the company, immediately moved a
stay of judgment, which was required,
he said, by the time necessitated in
preparing the defendant's bill of ex
ceptions. Counsel indicated that Jan
uary would suit them for a limit on
the stay. United States District At
torney Lawler objected to so long a
time and Judge Wellborn fixed the
stay at thirty days with the privilege
of an extension if a sufficient showing
should be made to the court at that
New Mark for uusitania.
. New York With $10,000,000 of gold
In its strong box and a new Transat
lantic record written in its log the
Cunard liner Lusitania steamed past
Sandy Hook lightship at 1:40 o clock
Thursday morning. In one grand per
formance the great vessel broke its
own world's record and brought to the
relief of the money market here 10,
000,009 in gold in unprecedented time.
Two-Cent Law Making Good.
Atlanta, Ga. An' Increase .of seven-teen-nineteenths
of 1 per cent in pas
senger earnings for the month of Sep
tember over the corresponding period
a year ago is shown by the statement
of the Atlanta & West Point railroad.
Thirty Thousand Dollars Damage Done
to Fertilizer Works.
Omaha Fire Thursday night iu the
fertilizer department of Swift and
company at South Omaha did damage
estimated by Superintendent Patter
son at $30,000. The Are was caused
by a' "flash" or explosion of dust ou the
second floor of the fertilizer storage
room, which was probably caused by
some metallic substance in material
being put through the grinder.
Japanese in Need of Rails.
New York All records in the price
of rails hitherto sold for export were
broken when the United States Steel
Products Export company which takes
care of the foreign business of the
United States Steel corporation closed
a cable contract from the administra
tion of the Japanese government rail
ways, calling for the shipment of 13.000
tons a basis which will net just a shade
below $30 a ton at the mills. This Is
nearly $2 a ton In excess of the exist
ing price tor rails Intended for con-
in the United States.
Ninety Counties Heard From, and
Others Yet to Come Will Not Ma
terially Charg? the Result
Omaha Returns from the state
Tuesday are coming in slowly. Com
plete returns from thirty of the ninety
counties of the state and partial re
turns from practically all of the others
do not materially change the estimate
of the previous fight Somo heavy
democratic gains In Cass, Richardson,
Saline, Platte and Dodge counties cut
Reese's plurality down below highest
Ggures claimed for him, but republican
gains elsewhere offset this. Two years
ago Letton had a plurality of 23,312.
From these, figures the indications are
Reese's plurality will be in the vicinity
of 20,000.
On regents for the State university
the majorities are, if anything, a little
larger, though no effort has been made
to tabulate this vote. Nine fusion
judges are probably chosen In the
state. The surprise of the election is
the election of Travis, democrat, as dis
trict judge in the Cass-Otoe district
over Root, republican. This is the dis
trict at present presided over by Paul
Jessen. . ,
Tom L. Johnson Elected.
Cleveland Complete returns give
Johnson, democrat, for mayor, 48,339;
Burton, republican, -39.02G. Johnson's
plurality, 9.313. The entiie demo
cratic ticket was elected' with the ex
ception of police clerk. The city
council will stand twenty-five demo
crats and , seven republicans. Con
gressman Burton made considerable
gains over the vote of two years ago.
when William H. Boyd was the re
publican candidate, but the gain was
cot sufficient to overcome the strong
Johnson lead.
Miscellaneous Returns.
Kentucky Returns from 110 out
of 119 counties indicate that the- ma
jority for Augustus E. Wilson, re
publican, for governor, over S. W.
Hager is 14,000. The legislature is
still in doubt, but the democrats will
probably have a small majority oa
joint ballot
New Jersey The result in New
Jersey has become so close that it
may require the official returns to de
cide between Katzenbach, the demo
cratic candidate . for governor, and
Judge Fort the republican nominee.
The early reports of Katzenbach's lead
of 15,000 have been followed by de
tailed returns showing that only a few
hundred votes separate the contest
ants'. Rhode Island Rhode Island has re
elected Governqr James H. Hlgglns,
democratic candidate for governor, his
plurality now reaching 2,307, a gain of
1.000 since 1904. The general assem
bly Is republican in both branches, in
suring the return of George Peabody
Wetmore to the United States senate.
Philippine Islands Returns from
election are coming in slowly and are
not definite from any province. There
are indications, however, that the pro
gressive party has scored a victory.
Maryland Maryland, which was in
doubt Tuesday night, has elected the
democratic candidate for governor.
Judge Austin Lv'Crothers, and the en
tire democratic etate ticket by about
7,000 plurality. The legislature is ap
parently democratic.
Taft May Return Direct
Manila Secretary of War Taft gave
out a statement Tuesday in which he
said he had not yet decided regard
ing the abandonment of his Siberian
trip, but that the probability is that
he will return to Washingtcn via San
Francisco. He declined to discuss the
reasons for abandoning his trip
around the world, but laid great
stress on the situation at Vladivostok.
Secretary Taft will receive the as
sembly at a farewell reception. The
secretary has highly complimented
Manila on its great prosperity.
Appeals to Roosevelt
Houston, Tex. Cecil A. Lyon, a
member from Texas of the republican
national committee and state chair
man for Texas, telegraphed President
Roosevelt asking' that $10,000,000 of
eovernment funds be deposited In
United States depositories in this stae
to move the cotton crop. Colonel Lyon
calls attention to the fact that Galves
ton is the second largest American
port and that through it moves a third
of the cotton crop of the south and (he
actual cash is needed here for. the
marketing of the crop.
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arb. Lincoln Jouraal: Charlaa
Perkins was born In CineinmatC OhI
In 1840. He went' to Burllagtoa. Ia,
in 1859, where he became a dark 1b
the office of the assistant treasmier af
the Burlington V Missouri Valley rail
road .and in 18G2 was made itamj
treasurer. This position he held until
1865. In that year he .was maa m-
perlntendent of the road and later he
was made a director. He was made a
member of the board of directors of
the Chicago, Burlington & Quiacy
Railroad company in 1875, and vice
president in 1S7G, a position he aJd
until 1881. In 1881 he was made pres
ident of the road. This position he
held twenty years, resigning in 1901.
after the purchase of the road by the
Hill interests. In the reorganization
ho wa3 made a member of the board,
of directors, a position he held at the
.time of his death, having been re
elected to the directory but a few
days ago.
Mr. Perkins was well known In Ida
cola, where he held large property in
terests. At one time the financial wel
fare of the city was- largely dependent
on his course of action. He controls
the Western Normal property west of
the city. He was a heavy stockholder
in the Boston Investment company,
which owns a great dear or properly
in this city and surrounding country.
Some of his property ha3 been listed
in recent years in the name of Charles
E. Perkins', trustee. Mr. Perkins owns
a large ranch near Ludell. Kas., on
the St Francis line of the Burlington,
and It has been his practice for a
number of years to go to that ranch
two cr three times a year for u sea
son of quail shoot'ng.
It'was during thePerkms adminis
tration of Burlington affairs that the
great system west of the river was
bailt up. Mr. Perkins; Mr. Holdrege
and Mr. Calvert, prerident, general
manager and general superintendent
gridironed the southern half of the
state with railroad line3 during the
expansion period in the '80s. later car-
rying out plans that were for a time
abandoned when the depression came
in 1SS7.
New Telegraph Stations Are Ready
for Operation.
Washington The new wireless tel
egraph stations at Fairbanks and Cir
cle City, Alaska, are ready for opera
tion, according to advices just re
ceived by Brigadier General Allen,
chief signal officer of the army. The
stations are 140 miles apart ana are
designed to have a radius of about 250
miles. Stations arc planned at vari
ous points from Nome to Cape rial
tery, and before a year has elapsed
the signal corps expect to have in op
eration wireless connections from
Bering strait to Puget sound.
.Want Them to Stay at Home.
Vienna The government has Issued
a warning against the agents who at
present are so bury inducing Austrian
and Hungarian emigration to the
southern states of America. An em
cial circular on the subject calls at
tention to the alleged peonage system
in that part of the United States and
recommends people who contemplate
emigrating to be very cautious and
r.f-1 to follow the advice of the emi
gration agents until reliable guaran
tees are forthcoming.
Banks Answer the Call.
Washington There is a noticeable
congestion in the treasury department
in the handling of securities offered
by bank in substitution for govern
ment bonds now being deposited- as
security for additional circulation.
The correspondence on the subject la
almost unprecedented.
Jap and Negro in a Fight
Manila A Japanese and an Ameri
can negro had a fight at Olangago
over the right of the Japanese to
place his national flag higher than the
American ensign on the birthday ot
the emperor of Japan. The negn. was
arrested and the Japanese was sent to
the hospital.
Arrest of Counterfeiter.
St. Paul Minn. Ernest Workman
of Winnipeg was arrested here by a
United States secret service agent
and $20,000 in counterfeit cunjney
was found in a suit case that he
dropped to the floor when the officer
seized him.
Steel Trust Reaching Out
New York The United States Steel
corporation has feenred a controlling
interest in the Tennessee Coal, Iron
and Railway company
Cummins for Federal Control.
Washington After an extended con
ference with the president Governor
Cummins of Iowa announced himself
in favor of federal control of corpora
tions and added that an amendment to
the constitution would be necessary
before such control could be exorcised.
Mr. Cummins said that in response to
questions br the president he reviewed
the financial situation in his sectioa
of the country, but declined to indicate
whether his report was optimistic or
Bandits Rob Dakota Bank.
Canova, S. D. Holding the entire
town at bay at the point of guns, sevoa
bandits blew the Interstate bank safe
here secured $G,500 in cash, and es
caped under cover of darkness, leaving
not the slightest clue.
Will Enforce Sunday Laws.
Columbus, O. The chief featureM
lowing the announcement of the elec
tion of Bond, republican, is his
meat that he proposed as mayor to
force all Sunday and other lai
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What fc Gi! en Here tm4 Thar Tait
ia f Interest to the Ruder
Throughout Nebraska.
At the state university acbool of
j agriculture the registration Igures
fhow m ncrease of 50 per cent over
uio Booie uay last year.
Charged with beating and kicking
his aged father, Eirl Burns a yoang
farmer, was brought to Beatrice from
S.'ciler township and lodged ia jaiL
Hon. Leslie M. Shaw has accepted
the invitation of the senior class of
the University ct-Nebraska to deliver
their commencement oration next Jaue
11. 1908.
Following is the mortgage record of
Gage county for October: Farm mort
gages filed 8. amount $41,525. City
mortgages filed 41. amount $33.2S3;
number released 24. amount $10,671.
The State Bank of Chapmtm was
sold to the Platte Valley bank, a
strong institution of Central City.
This relieves the Commercial State
bank of Grand Island of come material
A party of nine Mormon eldexs is
doing uls3ionary work In Fremont.
Their plan somewhat resembles tiat
of the Salvatfon army, as they hold
mcet'ngs on street corners and dis
tribute their literature.
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the First National bank of Hastings,
at which nine-tenths of the stock was
represented, a resolution was aci.4ea
to immediately Increase the capital
stock of that institution to $100,00.
There is much interest and enthu
siasm at the revival meetings being
conducted in Lyons by the three Mc
Donald brothers, old Methodist min
isters in the Nebraska conference, who
are ably assisted by Miss Alee Fentel,
a vocalist from Council Bluffs.
Mrs. Hattie Guinver, of-Aurora, re
ceived a package from her brother in
Texas which Droved to be a maznifi-
I cont curtain fifteen feet long, made of
rGd nlush with a center naned with
I red plush with a center paned with
nshes and birds embroiders! la gold,
with glass eyes. Mr. Day is keeper of
the grounds of the state capitol of
According to the report of State
Health Inspector JVIIson. 193 children
were born in Omaha during the month
of September. In three families twins
were born. Nationalities were as fol
lows: Germany. 19; Bohemia. 12:
Sweden. 8; Italy. 7; Denmark. 7; Rus
sia.. 5; England. 3; Syria, 3; Poland. 2;
Ireland, Norway, Greece and Scotland.
A movement to raise funds to par
chase a new athletic field for the state1
university is being engineered by a
number of energetic alnmnL Nebraska
field will be unavailable for farther
athletic work as soon as the present
season 13 over and it will be necessary
to carry on all outdoor athletics at the'
state farm nnless -the plaa of the
alumni is carried out
Corn husking Is again la fall blast
ia this section says a Fort Calhoun
dispatch, and farmers find there Is a
great difference between this year's
and last year's yield. Where com
averaged fifty bushels per acre last
year it wil hardly average thirty-five
this year. It is thought that about
twenty-five bushels will be the gen
eral average in that section.
A well-known attorney of Norfolk
was brought into police court on a .
charge of abusing his wife. The lat
ter appeared as complainant The at
torney became very abusive and anally"
drove out all who were present la"
court at the time, the police judge In
cluded. Not satisfied with this he
picked up chairs, flung them against
the door and walls, smashing theat
into kindling wood.
Three crooks landed in David City
and commenced to get In their work of
short-changing. They managed tb
short-change two or three of the bus!-
ness men, but were soon found out
and Chief of Police Latimer waa no
tified, who soon bad his men. The
chief walked them around to the busi
ness houses and made them dig ua the
right change, then took them to the
Union Pacific freight and ordered them
to leave town, which they die a
Oscar Craige, a flour and feed man
of Utica, shipped a carload of clover
seed to the eastern markets. This is
the first time that a full carload has
been shipped. The parties who raised
this seed have raalized a nice profit oa
the same. Tienry Suhr was one of the
farmers- that was most fortunate ia
having a good crop of clover, as his re
ceipts for two loads were $703. Other
farmers were also rather fortunate in
having a large crop on hand and the
prices that were paid them figured up
into the thousands.
Columbus has had about 200 men
stationed there, employed by the Un
ion Pacific in construction and im
provements along the line betweea
Columbus and Grand Island. These,
with a number of others, have ueen
let out for the winter.
The man who committed suicide oa
a train at Falls City last summer has
been identified and the body taken
back to hs old heme for burial. Mr
Hamp, an undertaker of Tonowanda,
N. Y., arrived in town and identified
the body as that of George A. Perry,
who was a photographer at that place.
Governor Sheldon has appointed
George D. Eennett as the delegate front
Nebraska to the national conference
state and local taxation, to be held ia
Columbus, O., November 12, 14 and
Thomas Finigan, an employe aL.the
steam laundry. Nebraska City, had a
earrow escape from being killed. Be
was working about the machinery
when his clothing caught la oae o the
belts and before the eagae eoali ha
stopped nearly all ale wtlnf; ws
torn rroat au ooey. He
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