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WHAT THE MISSOURI WILL GET
JAMES J. HU1 IS MTERESTEO
Mr- Beat, of the River Navigation
I Congrats Locking Over and Con-
sMerinf the Situation.
Omaha Influential men in the west
and northwest are to combine their
strength for the improvement or in
- laad waterways and the opening of
river navigation, and before they rest
from thsir work a total or $35,000,000
will be expended by congress on (he
Missouri river, opening channels and
eradicating' "crossings, mu not a
single cent for protecting the hank
from "erosion t
.. "fSfothipg bet perjniajipnt improve
ment of the Missouri river nt the cost
of $60,000 per mile whnuld be consid
ered 4y the cities of We upper Mis
souri river and the busings interests
or Nebraska. Iowa and South Dakota,"
said A. B. Beall of Siou City, and a
member of the evccuiii. committee
or the Missouri river navigation con
gress. Mr. Beall arrived it Omaha after
aa extended trip over the territory In
terested in Missouri liver impiove
menl. and conferences with" Governor
A. B. Cummins of Iowa. James J. Hill,
president of the Great .Northern lail
io.id, and -Governor J'jha Johnson of
"fn visw of the fact Cuit all of the
states in The great Missouri valley.
and beyond to the Itocity mountains,
art? to be benefitted by the lower
freight rates cure fc" follow water
transportation, it is nyt asking too
much to demand this j-r-raiancnt im
in nvement of the rirer" said Mr.
Bell. "The estimate in the office
of the -United States engineers, which
1 have had the privilei- of examin
ing, show that work c.ui 1" done for
$!'.(l.0U0 pe niile which will keep open
a vfiannel sufficiently d-rp to carry
boats which will handle tlr- traffic de
m.tnued of shippers alius the Mis
sour river. I believe Kansas City
will be successful in aecwritig the ap
propriation of $20.000,0t for the im
provement of the river from St. Louis
to Kansas City. That is exactly $50.
Ortp per miie. We must start lioats on
Ju upper Missouri at or.ee and be in
a (losition to ask the s.inte amount
per mile for the river .north of Kan
sas City to Omaha anil Sioux City."
'a regard to the haudiing of grain
atid all classes of merchandise on the
boats. Mr. Beall said. "The talk about
not being able to handle grain con
vHiipntly is absurd. Mr. Hill told me
of a. lake loat with a cauueity of 10,
.r'l tons, which has been loaded in
wventy-eight minutes with iron ore.
If . boat of such capacity can be
lo:uied with iron ore in that time, and
emptied in about the same number of
minutes, the man is around who will
devise a way to load and unload a
Missouri river boat of l.onft tons ca-T-ct'y
with Nebraska vhiat in thirty
Opera Singer Kills Himself.
Berlin Theodore Bertram, the cele-
brited opera singer, committed sui-
cut- Sunday at Boyre'ith. He has I
!.'. despondent since tho death of his
viTe, who was drowned on Fehruary
lst in the wreck of ?!:- steamship
Berlin off Ihe Hook of Holland.
Grover Cleveland Agrin ill.
New York According to a report
received Sunday, former President
Grover Cleveland is a-iuin seriously ill
r.r his home in Prinoen. He is said
to have suffered a rela;i.se of the old
intestinal trouble which affected him
l:st June. ?
NEW LAWS PROPOSED.
Many Suggestions Are Made
Changes in Financial System.
Washington Details of many new
projects for improving the currency
are being submitted tt the president
am: Secretary Cortelyou. and are re
ceiving such attention as the other
exigencies of the financial situation
permit Secretary Cortelyou is a good
listener and usually digests quickly es
sential points of the various plans
which are submitted to him. Measures
relating directly to the currency which
are being discussed among bankers
and incoming members of congress
m.iv be roughly grouped under four
heads a central bank of :rsue. a cen
tral organization of tho existing na
tional banks, the issue of additional
circulation against various classes of
bonds other than United States bonds,
and the issue of circulation upon gen
eral assets with the security of a guar
anty fund. The project of a central
bad!:, based upon the general outlines
or the Bank of France or the- Imperial
Bank of Germany, has apparently been
attracting more attention cf late than
at any previous 'time in recent years-.
Congressmen are Ascsembnnf.
Washington The advance guard of
legislators, members of the Sixtieth
congress, is already in Washingtoa,
while daily accessions are being made
to the rapidly growing family of Uacle
Sara's-.statesmeB. Many of the mem
bers of Ihe congress, which will con
vcae for the loag -session oa Decemaer
S. are near ' te national '- legislation!
Some hare served in state legisla
tures, while others have held state po
sitions', but the great majority of the
ew members' come without any legis
Teachers for Philippines.
WaslJngton The bureau of insular
affairs lias reialved a cablegram from
the governor general i the Philip
pine islands indicating that probably
300 teachers will be required at the
beginning of the next school year,
which' opens in June. These teachers
will be selected from among those pas
sing either the "teacher" or "assist
ant" examinations, held semi-annually
by the Civil Service commission. The
age limits are20 and 40 years. The
bnUc of the appointments will be made
at the sa1ary'pf,$1.200v ' '
VISITORS AT. THE WHIE' HOUSE,
nsasnrs, SSnrffaWy anAt BaKae?
Washington J. Pierpont Morgan
and George-F. Baker, the latter presi
dent of the First National bank of
New York, arrived here for a con
ference with Secretary Cortelyou o
(he treasury department. At 10 o'clock
at night Messrs. Morgan and Baker,
accompanied by Assistant Secretary
Robert Bacon or the state depart
ment went to the white house to see
The object was not .divulged but
was believed to be in relation to the
financial situation. Upon leaving the
white house at 11:25, after being with
the president an hour and a half Mr.
Morgan on being asked what the de
velopments were replied the condi
tions in New York were reassuring.
He said that everything possible was
being done to relieve the money sit
uation. He said his object in coming
to Washington was to see Secretary
Cortelyou before going to the white
house and calling upon the president
to pay his respects. Mr. Morgan will
return to New York. He could not
say whether he would again see the
president before leaving for New
Many Subscriptions Received.
The secretary of the treasury
stated that subscriptions to the 3 per
cent certificates were being received
i;i large numbers and that the issue
was already a successful one, In ad
dition to .subscriptions from indiv
iduals, many of the national bank de
positories in the crop-moving sec
tions of tiie south and west are
availing themselves of the opportunity
to purchase the certificates, receive
a large proioriion of the proceeds as
a deposit on approved securities and
increase their circulation to the
amount of the registered certificates,
in the discretion of the secretary of.
the treasury. The beneficial results
oC this increase in circulation will be
promptly felt at points where it will
be most helpful and the government
will be enabled to make its collec
tions and exiendttures in such man
ner as to not be a disturbing factor
in business operations.
Aid for National Banks.
National banks entitled to do so
will he allowed to increase their cir
culation by depositing currency for
treasury certificates, which, however,
will be retained in the treasury as se
curity for the increased circulation.
Simultaneously the secretary would
rcdeposit with the purchasing bank,
on state, municipal and railroad -securities.
75 per cent of the amount
of currency pnt up for certificates.
ON CARNEGIE PENSION LIST.
Keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse Has
Income During Life.
Newport, R. I. Mrs. Ida Lewis Wil
son, or Ida Wilson, as she is more
popularly known. ( keeper of Lime
Rock lighthouse at the southern end
of Newport harbor.' has again been
honored for bravery in saving lives
during her long service as a keeper of
the light. Notice has been received
from Andrew Carnegie that he has
kplaced her name on his private pen
sion list, insuring her an income of
?30 a month during her life time.
",Money Due Wyoming.
Washington The account with
Wyoming and the general govern
ment relative to the sale of public
lands during the fiscal year ended
June r.O. 1007, has been adjusted and
from it it appears that the sum
$17,089 is due Wyoming'.
Boston Bids for $5,607,650.
Eoston The subscriptions at the
sub-treasury Friday to the issue of
government certificates of indebted-
ness amounted to $5,607,650. These
subscriptions were all made by indi
Auto Accident in Des Moines.
Des Moines O. R. Nattinger was
killed instantly and Frank Getchell
was seriously injured in an automobile
accident here, while Miss Ruth Wil
kinson and Miss Isolde Renny were
Murkogee, Okla. The eighteenth
annual meeting of the Trans-Mississippi
commercial congress adjourned
Friday afternoon to meet in San Fran
circo next November.
To Resume Silver Coinage.
Denver, Colo. The Denver mint,
which has coined about $15,000,000 in
gold during the past two months, will
resume coining silver in Dccemler,
working its full capacity.
Liquor for the Clubs.
Montgomery, Ala In a spectacu
lar fight iu the senate Friday Senator
Thomas won his fight to kill the bill
to prevent the sale of liquors by
Broke the Lusitania Record.
New York The new Cunard liner
Mauretania, broke her sister ship
LusitaniaVrecord when she completed,
a day's run of C24 knots. The Lusi
tania's best record for a day was CIS
OVER SEVENTY-FIVE MILLIONS.
Engagements f Gold in England
New "York Engagements of foreign
gold to relieve the money stringency
in the United States oa Friday passed
the' $75,000,000 mark. 'when Lazard
Frerfea announced that thcybad com-'
pleted negotiations for an additional
$2,000,000. Goldman. Sachs tc Co. also
engaged $800,000, a portion of it in
Paris. This brings the total to $76,
000.000. UTES NEARLY ALL AT WORK.
Indians Have .Subsided and Troops Are
Omaha One of the uattal'oasW the
Second cavalry recently sent to .Thun
der Buttes, Sr. D., to" watch" the dissat
isfied Utes, has been recalled to, Chey
enne agency on the Missouri river.' its
services being no longer needed, at
Thunder Buttes. The threatened
troubles 'with the Utes are considered
practically at an end. About all the
able bodied Utes have.. accepted em
ployment and appear satisfied.
fMS IHE POSTAL
BELIEVES IT GETTER THAN AS
MR. BRYAN GIVES HIS KENS
Reiterates That Wall Street Gamblers
and Not President Are Respon
sible for Panic.
Lafayette, Ind. William Jennings
Bryan received aq enthusiastic wel
come when he addressed the mem
bers of the Jackson, club, a local
democratic organization, at their ban
Quet Monday night. Several hundred
plates were provided for, of which
number forty-five were at the table
at which the distinguished Nebraskan
sat. In addition, probably 500 others
The speaker declared that Presi
dent Roosevelt should (not be held
responsible for the present financial
stringency. Mr. Bryan placed the
blame on the "Wall street gamblers."
He expressed himself in favor of
the postal savings, bank and said
that he believed it to be a better plan
than an asset currency. He con
tinued: "We are in the midst of a fianc
cial stringency that' is in some re
spects more acute than that of 1873.
I am not going to blame the presi
dent or a republican ' administration,
but I knew who would be blamed if
I were president". ' If I were president
every' crossroads republican would be
blaming 'me. The panic of 1873 camo
twelve years after they tools power
and eleven years before they surren
dered power to the democrats. I'm
not going to blame the president, be
cause I do not think blame should
he laid at his door. I'm going to do
him the justice to say I won't join
the chorus of eastern financiers who
want to make him the scapegoat.
Those who violate the law should bo
blamed, not those who have turned oa
the light recently.
"There is no excuse for the peoplo
to be afraid that their banks are' not
solvent. What is 'the cause of this
panic? The president is not to blame.
Who is to blame? The republican
leaders who had control of the coun
try for forty-seven years. They have
so chained us to Wall street thai
when a Wall street gambler fails our
business world trembles all over tho
"The comon people and not the
Wall street gamblers should handle
this situation. The man who will
draw out his money when he does
not need it is in the same class with
the man who would refuse to aid iiis
country in time of war. This is a.
time when great patriotism is need
ed." Panama Bond Offer.
Washington Secretary Cortelyou
made the important announcement
that as a means of affording relief to
the financial situation the treasury
will issue $50,000,000 of Panama bonds
and $100,000,000 certificates of indebt
edness, or so much thereof as may be
Must Serve Five Years.
Lincoln, Neb. Former County
Judge H. H. Hcndee of Saline county
must serve five years m the peniten
tiary. The supreme court affirmed the
sentence of Hendee for embezzling
$3,300 of funds belonging to the estate
of George Smith.
PRESIDENT IS CONGRATULATED.
Course of Government in Issuing
Notes Generally Approved.
Washington President Roosevelt
has been commended and congratu
lated on ts wisdom and success of
the financial relief measures latiuched
Monday by the administration. Many
telegrams from all parts of the coun
try, including New York, Chicago and
other large cities, have been arriVRu:
at the White House and after being
read by the presideut have been re
ferred to Secretary Cortelyou at thu
CHEAP JEWELRY BIG FRAUD.
Charles E. Marshall "Touches" Pub- t
lie for Twenty Thousand. j
Chicago Charles E. Marshall, who
for two weeks conduct cc a mail order ,
business at 384 Washington boule
vard, offering "$50,000 worth of bank
rupt jewelry" at something like 1
cent on the .dollar." has disappeared.
Colonel James 'E. Stuart, chief inspect
or of the postofnee, called at the ad
dress mentioned, where he found sev
eral hundred copies of newspapers
containing Marshall's advertisement,
several hundred letters from 'publish
ers and nearly 200 bills for advertis
ing before Marshall ted:
Juneau, Alaska The republic con
vention which het here Saturday 'au
thorized. . the new territorial central
committee to prepare a" call for a con
vention in May at Ketchikan to nomi
nate a delegate to Washington.
Former Treasurer Taylor Located.
,Pierre, S. D. J. F. Hippie; while in
Omaha a few days ago, met W. w.
Taylor, the state treasurer of South
Dakota who defaulted at the end of
his term. Taylor is now engaged in
independent telephone work with
Home -Rule for Alaska.
-'Juneau. Alaska The Indorsement of
William H. Taft for the presidency
and a ringing demand for home rule
are the salient features of the plat-1
form reported atu Friday's session of
the Alaskan republican convention
Standard Oil's Dividend.
"New York The directors of tho
Standard Oil company declared a quar
terly dividend of $10 per share on the
capital stcck." This' is the same
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BOATS FOB THE MISSOURI
HENRY T. CLARKE WOULD HAVE
Pleads the Cause of" Omaha, Saying
That Passes and Rebates Have
Destroyed River Traffic.
Muskogee. Okla. The Trans-mis-sissippi
congress elected the follow
ing officers for the next year: Presi
dent, J. C. Cass. Abilene; vice presi
dent. Colonel Ike T. Prior. San An-
' tonio; second vice president, V. T.
! Galbrith, Denver: secretary. Arthur
F. Francis. Crimtle Creek. Colo.
, The Commercial club of Council
Bluffs. la., asked for the indorsement
of the congress for the improvement
' of the Missouri river, the waterway
t from the lakes to the gulf and for
other rivers in the southwest. The
, Retail Merchants' association of the
1 Trans-mississippi section asked a pro-
1 test against the parcels post.
Henry T. Claike of Omaha made
an address which was a plea for ex-
I tension of navigation to Omaha. He
recalled the great navigation business
of fifty years ago and said: "It is
the rebate and the pass that have
driven these boats from the rivers."
He gave a comprehensive history
of the movement by various associa
tions, congresses and conventions,
particularly those of the west, look-
j ing to the improvement of the rivers.
harbors and waterways of the coun
try. His own acquaintance with the
Missouri river extended over a period
of fifty-two years. He dwelt upon the
fact that forty or fifty years ago, there
was a large commerce on the river,
steamers plying upou the waters in
the summer season from St. Louis to
Fort Benton, a distance of 2.2S0
miles, but with the coming of the
railroads, with their competition and
their unfair rebajtes and passes, the
steamers were driven from tlv;
He said that by studying the vag
aries of the river, the silt could be
largely placed where desired and the
banks made intact. He deplored the
money that had been expended upon
permanent work with timber and
rock, contending that cables to which
are attached trees and brush, weight
ed down with gunny bags tilled with
sand and extending into the river at
proper nagles would be sufficient bar
rier to check and direct the current.
He was convinced from his experienc
that disastrous erosion could be pre
vented at a very moderate expense.
He urged the creation of a separate
department for the Mississippi and
Missouri, the river to be divided into
reaches of 100 miles or less, each sec
tion to have its own steamer, ioad
machinery, oxen and men.
He thought it unnecessary exiiendi
ture of public money to survey the
meander line of the river, as it was
the intention of the government to
do. hi lieu of this, he strongly advo
cated the survey and staking of a
channel line for steamboats and the
lighting of the channel when it should
he open for navigation.
Andrews on Rich Men.
New Haven. Conn. Chancellor E.
Benjamin Andrews of the University
of Nebraska was Ihe speaker Thurs
day night at the first meeting of the
Yale Law school. Chancellor An
drews' topic was "Wealthy Men and
the Public Wealth." The speaker de
precated the continual cry against
the rich man just because he is rich
.and said that a gross error was that
of blaming persons when fault, if any.
attaches to human nature or to so-
Evidence of Fraud Found.
Oklahoma City. Okla. The senate
committee investigating the charges
of fraud in the sale of Kickapoo In
dian lands, completed their examina
tion of witnesses at Shawnee Thurs
day, Senators Curtis and Teller pass
lag through this city later, on their
way to Washington, where the inves
tigation will be completed. Such
fraud is reported to have been un
covered that it is believed that it will
prevent congress from removing the
restrictions on Indian lands belonging
to the Five Ciiviized tribes.
BILLINGS BANKS PAY IN CASH.
City in Montana That Used Scrip
Butte, Mont. A Miner special from
Billings, Mont., states that the banks
of that city have retired clearing
house certificates, ample cash being
available for the conduct of all busi
ness. Settlement for stock shipments
have increased , the reserves of the
banks to a very healthy extent and
the condition of the banks is the best
in years. Billings is the large stock
shipping point for Montana.
DECLARE FORJR. FORAKER
OHIO REPUBLICAN LEAGUE WANT
HIM FOR PRESIDENT.
Resolution Promulgated That is Likely
to Cause a Renewal of the
Columbus, O. United States Sena
ator J. B. Fqraker of Ohio was on
.Wednesday endorsed for re-election to
the senate and for the republican
nomination for president at a joint
meeting of the executive and advisory
cammittee of the Ohio League of Re
publican Clubs held in this city. The
committees also declare that they
have no sympathy "whatever with the
proposition that has been advanced
that Senator Foraker be eliminated
and retired from public life because
ho was not able to agree with Presi
dent Roosevelt as to the rate bill or
joint statehood for New Mexico and
Arizona, or about the Brownsvile
matter." The action of the joint com
mitees at once brought out a chal
Iengs from A. I. Vorys manager of the
Taft presidential canvass, for a popu
lar primary to determine the choice
of the Ohio republicans of a candi
date for president.
The meeting of the Joint commit
tees of the Ohio Republican league
was held in the afternoon. About 100
ardent supporters of Senator Foraker,
members of the committees, or hold
ing proxies, were in attendance.
The resolution endorsing Senator
Foraker said in part:
"With him (Senator Foraker) for
president the policy of protection to
American industries and American la
bor would not fear the attacks of its
enemies whether made in the open
by avowed Tree traders, or by those
who, in the guise of friends, prefcss
to improve it by a downward revision
of duties, and every American citi
zen, white or black, and no matter
how humble, would feel and know
that there would be a fearless en
forcement of h-nvs that have been en
acted for the protection of his rights.
"At this time cf business depres
sion and painful uncertainty as to
financial conditions his nomination
would be especially helpful. It would
arouse the old spirit of republican
ism, restore confidence and insure vic
tory. "It is for such reasons we present
Joseph Benson Foraker as our stand
ard bearer, and appeal torcpublicans
everywhere to join us in his support."
NEW YORK ASKS TOO MUCH.
London Becoming Uneasy at Contin
ued Drain of Gold.
London The Bank of England's dis
count rate remained unchanged Thurs
day at 7 per cent. This was regarded
as indicating that the directors are
still hopeful that the American gov
ernment's efforts to relieve the cur
rency famine in the United States
will prove successful, but it did not
suffice to dispel the uneasiness re
garding the American situation pre.
vailing in the money market here.
Lombard street, like the other .Euro
pean money centers, intends, it is said.
to remain on the defensive until the
conditions in America have cleared.
CARRY THE NEWS TO TEDDY.
Minnesota Woman Becomes Mother
of Her Twenty-fifth Child.
St. Paul, Minn. A special to the
Pioneerf Press from Gndhue. Minn.,
says: Mrs. A. Rossner has given birth
to her sixth pair of twins born since
1898. She is the mother of twenty-five
Bids for Panama Bond.
Washington Offers for the Panama
bonds and the one-year treasury cer
tificates continued to come to the
treasury, but no official announcement
was made regarding the amount. Re
ports were received by telegraph from
United States assistant treasurers at
New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati. St. Louis,
New Orleans and San Francisco of the
amount of the applications for certi
ficates received at each poinnt. The
figures were said to be satisfactory to
Nebraska Gets Speed Trial.
San Francisco The 'battleship Ne
braska's stay in this port will be
shorter than was expected by the offi
cers of the big war vessel. Orders
were received yesterday to return to
Puget Sound. The trial board will be
here this morning and some time be
fore noon the Nebraska will sail for
Bremerton. On the way north the Ne
braska will be given its final speed
trial, which calls for full speed for
forty-eight hours. If the battleship
makes good in the face of boisterous
weather its test should be satisfactory
THE CONGRESS IS NOW OPEN, f
IUIamta TIabaa I La. A - - I
Muscogee. Okl. The eighteenth
anal session of the Transmisslsslppi
Commercial congress was begun In
this city Tuesday morning. The dele
fgates listened to addresses of weP
come and effected organization for the"
transaction of business. On Wednes
day the congress" will begin the consid
eration of resolutions.
Matters of vast importance to, the
west arc to be taken up, including
parcels post, deepening of the water
ways, sale of public lands, irrigation
and drainage of submerged lands.
At the morning session former Gov
ernor David R. Francis of Missouri
welcomed Oklahoma into the union.
Chief Maty Tiger of the Creek nation
delivered an address of welcome to
the congress and spoke against the
removal of restrictions from the lands
of the Five Civilized tribes.
President H. D. Loveland said in
"In the broad and comprehensive
spirit of President Roosevelt let ns
say to the people of the Mississippi
valley and to those who are striving
to improve and are improving the
great Missouri, the Ohio, the Cumber
land, the Yazoo, the Big unflower, the
White and St. Francis and levees of
the south, God speed you in your
noble efforts. ,We are with you heart
and soul and will try to see that our
representatives in congress are with
you with their votes, but please don't
forget that we belivc in reciprocity.
Don't fcrget that out on the Pacific
coast we have the second largest riv
er in. the United States. That it flows
down from mountain . ranges whose
mineral wealth is inexhaustible and
on for a thousand miles through vast
stretches of grain and fruit land in
Washington and Oregon and finally
through magnificent reaches of splen
did timber land to the ocean. Along
its banks and on the banks of its
chief tributaries, the Willamette and
the Snake, arc some of the principal
cities of the. Pacific northwest. The
population oC the country tributary
to these rivers is rapidly increasing.
Irrigation is contributing to this end,
while the development of electricity
by water differ in matters of general
application; but when we. shall have
thrashed out these differences, when
narrow, selfish interests have been
taught that here broad patriotism and
loyalty to all the Transmississippi re
gion must prevail, when the final re
sult of our deliberations is expressed
in the resolutions which will s4 forth
to our constituents and to the world
as the sentiments of this congress,
may we find that we hare wisely been
guided by that most righteous princi
ple the greatest good to the greatest
Moty Tiger, principal chief of the
Creek nation, spoke against the re
moval of restrictions from the land of
the Five Civilized tribes. He said in
"All citizens of this government
have been and are encouraged to buy
and hold lands, and we arc told that
the best citizenship is made up of the
H"0-acre home owners. In the light
of this teaching and truth, why should
my people be encouraged to sell their
Major Llewellyn is Safe.
Washington Major W. H. Llewel
lyn. Unite States district attorney ior
New Mexico, is to stay "put'' accord
ing to a well authenticated rumor
here, and special agents of the De
partments of Justice and Interior are
to be called back. The major may
have the assistance of a lawyer ap
pointed by the Department of Justice
to aid him in the prosecution of cases
against land grafters in the territory,
but until something else appears
Llewellyn will remain in his present
REESE HIGHER THAN LETTON.
Republican Candidate for Supreme
Judge Increases Plurality.
Omaha Official returns from all
but eight counties, and unofficial fig
ures from them, indicate that Judge
Reese will have nearly 5.000 as a
final plurality over Judge Loomis. On
the tabulation with unoGlcial returns
from Cheyenne. Deuel. Greeley, Holt.
Keya Palm. McPhersnn. Thayer and
Valley counties, the Reese plurality is
24829. Judge lotion's official plu
rality over Hastings two years. ago
Germany Grows Extravagant.
Berlin The entire budget of the
next fiscal year, including all depart
ments, has been made public and will
be presented to the reichstag next
week. According to it the ttal ex
penditures are estimated at $'87,514,
C0O, an increase over the last fiscal
year of $38.41,6S3.
He Resigns U ne'er r:rc.
Sacramento, Cal. The resignation
of Railroad Commissioner Andrew M.
Wilson was received and accepted by
Governor Gillette. Mr. Wilson's name
had been mentioned in connection
with bribery charges.
St. Louis Takes Many Bonds.
St. Louis, Mo. Former Governor D.
R. Francis was the first subscriber for
a portion of the 3 per cent treasury
certificates at the St. Louis sub-treasury
Monday. He subscribed for $500,
000 as soon as the sub-treasury was
opened and other financiers followed
with subscriptions of various amounts.
United States Sub-Treasurer Aiken
stated his belief of the issue of $100.
000.000 treasury certificates to relieve
the financial depression at lease $5,
000.000 will be subscribed for in St.
Lewis Tells His Story.
St. Louis. Mo. Edward G. Twis,
on trial in the United States district
court on the charge of having used the
mails to defraud in organizing and
promoting the People's United States
bank, took the witness stand. In a
low tone he dramatically told the jury
how he came to organize the bank and
asserted the institution was founded
for the benefit of the farmers of the
country, and that the had first submit
ted plans for the bank to St Louis
leading bankers, and they had ap
STATE NEWS AND NOTES IN CON
DENSED FORM. . ,
What tc Going on Here ami Tliafw That
is cf InUreot the Rsadara
Recent rains in Nebraska have
greatly helped wiater wheat 4
Todd Fuller of Bart connty bad bis
thumb shot off while banting.
The Battle Creek roller nulla nave
changed hands at the price of S12,60t.
The Commercial Bank of Grand Isl
and has reopened after a temporary
Roller skating has broken oat at
Tekamab. and okl and young are in
dulging In the sport.
Husking of com in Cass county de
velops that the average will be from
thirty to thirty-five bushels.
Corn shucking in the vicinity of
Blue Hill is about done, and for most
part the yield is not what was expect- ,
W. J. Bryan heads the Lincoln dele
gation to the national convention of
the Young Men's Christian association,
which met in Washington.
A fee of $505.50 was collected by
Secretary of State Junkin from the
tjpdike Grain company of Outaha.
which has increased Its capital stock
from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000.
- Committees have been appointed to
boost the project of securing a fed
eral building for North Platte. From
the general committee other ones
have been created to secure the cost'
In the matter of the application of
Boyd county-settlers to buy state
school Ircids the board of educat.onal
lands and funds' has rejected the ap
praisement and called for a new oue.
About 2.200 acres are involved.
The parents of Paul Claycomb of
Douglas county have asked thegover
nor to pardon their son. and be has
set December 21 as the date on which
he will hear their arguments. Tho
boy was committed for burglary-
A force of twenty men is working
at the Standard Beet Sugar company
factory at Leavitt cleaning things up
and arranging machinery for packing
and moving. The supposition is that
the entire plant will be moved to
some point in the western part of tho
The plant of the Lang Preserving
and Canning company of Beatrice has
closed down for the season. Approx
imately 400,000 cans of corn, pumpkin
and beans have been put up at the
factory, during the last season, much of
which has been shipped to diltcrent
parts of the United States.
A convention was held at Merva
for the purpose of drafting new lines
for the proposed division of Custer
county. Necessary committees were
appointed and the work laid out for
another campaign to be opened at
once. This has been a long, closely
contested fight, but divisionists feel
that another year will see the hoped
The supervisors of Adams county
will ask the Hospital for the Insane at
Lincoln for an accounting of funds
given for the care and keep of person
committed from that county to that in
stitution to be treated for either the
liquor or he drug habit. The superin
endent requires an advance payment
nf S4.-. for three months board and
treatment at t':e time a person is com
Congressman J. F. Boyd of the Third
district of Nebraska will leave this '
week for Washington to begin his first
term as representative in the national
legislature. With him he will take to
Washington a hill that he has already
framed, providing for a government
guaranty to depositors in national
banks, insuring nil national bantc de
positors that, no matter what happens,
their money wil lbe safe.
Secretary of State Junkin has re
ceived a letter from another citizen
Df the state who desires to know if
the Merry Monarch and Development
company is incoroorated in Nebraska.
Again the secretary has replied that
this company is supposed to have or
iginated in Arizona and that it has
not filed articles of incorporation in
any way with the corporation laws. Its
representatives are said to be selling
rtock in this state and taking iironi
issory notes in payment.
The question of couury division
voted on in Cheyenne county last
week was both carried and lost and
may result in a lawsuit to determine
who is right. There were 703 votes
cast for county division and 661
against, giving a majority of forty-two
for division. But the opposition claim
that this was not a majority of all
the votes cast at the electloa n num
ber not voting on the proposition and
that those not voting counted against
An appropriation of $.5S0 for an
addition to a brick hospital at the sol
diers and sailors' home at Grand Isl
and and all other state improvements
will probably be held up by the board
or public lands and baildings.
Five bids for the construction of "
three buildings at the Norfolk asylum
were opened by tho board of public
lands and baildings, but the figures
were not made public and no action
was taken pending an effort to get
the contractors to substitute certain
material in order to bring the cost
wihin the appropriation.
The enforcement of the inheritance
tax law in Dodge county the last year
and a half has resulted in the accumu
lating or quite a sura for the road
fund. During the present racnth the
fund has received over $3,000 from
State Oil Inspector Allen has com
pleted his report for the month of
October. It shows that his depart
ment inspected and approved 23,665
barrels of ol. rejected 241. making a
total of 23,906. The fees collected ag
gregated $2,390.60. Salaries aad offlco
expenses amounted to $1,178.21-
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