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The special Tiouse committee ended
its inquiry into the methods . of the
Electric Boat company after Attor
ney F. B. Whitney, an officer of the
Lake Torpedo Boar, company, had ad
mitted lie wrote the anonymous let
ters that figured in the case.
A spirited attack on prohibition was
made by Representative Richard Bar
tholdt of Missouri before the house
committee on the District of Colum
bia, which has under consideration
the Sims bill providing for prohibition
in the district.
As a result of a series of confer
ences between Republican leaders in
the house, Representative Vreeland of
New York introduced a new currency
The president's special message was
read in both branches of congress.
The senate passed the pension and
District of Columbia appropriation
Reports were current in New York
that ex-President Cleveland has can
cer of the stomach and that there is
little hope of his recovery.
Miss Mary McMurray, for 11 years
stenographer and confidential clerk for
the Canton Bridge company, was in
dicted by the grand jury at Lima, O.,
charged with perjury.
Joseph Carabelli, a wealthy Italian
of Cleveland, O., reported to the police
that he had received a "Black Hand"
letter demanding $5,000, threatening
his life, 10 kidnap his wife and son
and dynamite his business place.
Robert W. Gott pleaded guilty at
Cincinnati to the murder of Dr. Leo
Danziger, a prominent physician, and
was sentenced to .en years in the
Thomas W. Frankham, cashier of
the St. Paul and Western Coal com
pany, of St. Paul, Minn., is missing
and is accused of embezzling $10,000.
Louis A. Gourdain, the former mil
lionaire lottery king, escaped from SL
Elizabeth's federal asylum fbrthe in
sane at Washington.
Mrs. Jennie A. Call, a Chicago
matrimonial agent, was sentenced to
the bridewell for a year for using the
mails to defraud.
Gov. Davidson of Wisconsin fell on a
polished floor and broke his left arm.
The Atlantic battleship fleet arrived
at Monterey, Cal.
A supposed attempt of the lawless
element in the little town of Verden,
Okla.. to take revenge on City Mar
shal Gillespie for his policy of strict
law enforcement resulted in an in
cendiary fire which destroyed the prin
cipal business section of the town.
Attorney General Bird of Michigan
filed a bill asking for a receiver for
the American Health and Accident as
sociation of Detroit.
Robbers tool: $63,000 in Mexican
currency from a Wells-Fargo express
car near Torreon,. Mexico.
The National Prosperity association,
to uplift business interests generally,
was organized by St. Louis merchants.
Conductors and mqtormen in Cleve
land began voting on a proposition to
strike because they were refused a
It was reported in Panama that
Honduras was preparing to attack
The Michigan supreme court af
. firmed the conviction and sentence of
Philip A. McHugh and Charles P.
O'Neil, two prominent young attorneys
of Detroit, who were held in contempt
by Judge Connolly of Detroit for fail
ing to proceed with a murder trial at
the time set by the court.
President and Mrs. Roosevelt re
ceived COO New England working
women who were in Washington sight
'seeing. A receiver was appointed for Wil
liam A. Stetson of Boston, one of the
best known leather dealers in the Uni
Miss Georgia E. Bible of North Caro
lina, arrested in Chicago, confessed to
the theft of $8,000 worth of diamonds
from Herbert Loeb of Philadelphia.
The British cruiser Gladiator col
lided with the American liner St. Paul
off the Isle of Wight and was beached.
Five of the cruiser's crew are known
to have perished and 23 are missing.
Catholics of the New York archdio
cese began a week's celebration of
the church's centennial in New York.
Democrats of New Jersey refused
to instruct their delegates for Bryan.
Republicans of Colorado and Arkan
sas instructed for Taft.
E. F. Carty. one of the aldermen of
Rockford, HI., accused of boodling,
was arrested and two other council
At Lordsburg, N. M., Oliver Garri
son shot and killed his wife, shot
George Allen through the abdomen,
wounding him fatally, and then com
mitted suicide. .
"Mulai Hafid, the "Sultan of the
South' in Morocco, suffered a defeat
The Japanese training cruiser Mat
sushima was sunk off the Pescadores
islands by the explosion of a projec
tile. About 250 men. including the
captain of the Matsushima, are lost.
Nine men were killed and 30 per
sons injured in a collision of interur
ban trolley cars near Ypsilanti, Mich.
y Most Important Happen- 8
8 ings of the World r?
o Told in Brief. 8
Fre'd Auterburn, a prisoner1 a'r'Atlan
tic, la., locked Oh e jailer ina ceiPand
escaped!!. - " 'J -
Two train robbers boarded the New
York St. Louts express on the Pan
Handle railroad .at Pittsburg, - over
powered the express messengej and
got away with four bags of currency.
More than .200 men, including the
captain and many other officers, per
ished when the Japanese training
cruiser Matsushima was- sunk by the'
accidental explosion of a projectile.
Mirror Lake, a fine fishing place
near Baraboo, Wis.; was ruined when
high water destroyed two dams.
Heavy frosts in southeastern Iowa,
northeastern Missouri and "western
Illinois badly damaged strawberries
and other fruits.
The mayor of Fort-de-France, Mar
tinique, and several other men were
killed in a political fight
Dr. -J. D, Garrison shot and killed
J. D.' Williams, an electrician, at Flat
Creek, Ala., in a duel.
- Eleven thousand pounds of green
coffee which was confiscated by the
United States government on the
ground that it contained deleterious
and adulterous substances, was
burned at Nashville, Tenn.
An attempt was made to destroy, the
quarters of the fashionable Phoenix
club in Cincinnati with a bomb.
Ray Lamphere of Laporte, Ind., was
held on a charge of murdering Mrs.
Delia Gunness and -her three children,
who were burned to death.
Ambassador Rein announced the en
gagement of his daughter Jean to
Hon. John Hubert Ward, brother of
the earl of Dudley.
Two seamen of the German battle
ship Elsass were killed and six others
were wounded at Kiel, as the result of
the explosion of a mine.
Three thousand Christian Ar
menians are reported to have been
massacred by Kurds in the provinces
of Persia recently invaded by Rus
sian troops on a punitive mission.
Several of the buildings on the
Jamestown exposition grounds were
destroyed by fire.
Fire in Joliet, III., destroyed the
Boston store and damaged an office,
building. Loss, $210,000.
Herman H. Peters of Port Huron,
Mich., committed suicide because he
lost $10,000 by the failure of the
United Home Protectors' fraternity.
Two leopards leaped among the
spectators in the Baltimore zoo, bad
ly injured a boy and caused a panic.
The plant of the John A. Bunn Chain
company at St. Paul, Minn., was
burned, the loss being $50,000.
The private bank of Malone & Son
of Cayuga, Ind., was. closed by the
state bank examiner.
Republican conventions in Maryland
and North Carolina instructed for
Taft and that in Maine declared him
its choice without instructing the dele
gates. Serious damage was done in Leon
county, the tobacco section of Florida,
by a wind storm.
Three French officers and 31 native
soldiers were ambushed in. Dagana,
West Africa, and all but one officer
The largest Y. M. C. A. building out
side of New York city was dedicated
in Dayton, O.
Two state conventions were held by
Mississippi Republicans, one faction
indorsing the administration and the
other Foraker. West Virginia Repub
licans instructed for Taft, and those
of Pennsylvania for Knox, while Re
publicans of Vermont and Democrats
of Connecticut elected uninstructed
A plot of Koreans in San Francisco
to murder Bishop Harris on his arrival
from Korea was frustrated by the au
thorities. The battleship fleet left Santa Bar
bara on its way to Monterey.
Steps were taken in St. Louis to
form a $300,000,000 combine of yellow
Part of the Standard Oil com
pany's plant at Cleveland, O., was
burned, the loss, being over $200,000.
Following the suicide of Charles
Coster, a prominent broker and so
ciety man, the firm of Coster, Knapp
& Co., of which Mr. Coster was a
member, announced its suspension on
the floor of the New York stock ex
change. Bandits robbed the Scandia State
bank of Crookston, Minn., of $8,000
and terrorized the town
Returns from the districts in the
south ravaged by tornadoes show that
at least. 350 lives were lost and 46
towns were badly wrecked.
It was stated in London that two
bags of mail' from there, whose con
tents were valued at $500,000, were
stolen in New York.
Robert Harrison and his six-year-old
son, Thomas, were killed by light
ning at their home near Huntington,
Mrs. Belle Gunness, 40 years old,
and her three children, were burned
to death In a fire which destroyed
their Rome near Laporte Ind., and Ray
Lamphere, formerly in her employ,
John Edward Libbey, president, and
Charles B. Church, vice-president, re
spective!) of the Oldest Inhabitants'
association of the District of Colum
bia, died in Washington on the same
Several men were injured by a
boiler explosion on the British battle
Mrs. Leonora Pierce and Miss Grey
ta Fulmer were arrested in Denver on
a charge of swindling- a blind woman
out of $20,000 by spiritualistic seances.
Half the little French hamlet of
Notre Dame De Salette, 16 miles from
Buckingham, OnL, on the Lievre Yiver,
was buried under a sliding mountain
and at least 30 of its small population
are known to have perished.
A severe blizzard, with snow, gales
and cold, raged over Great Britain,
doing much damage.
Four armed men held up guards who
were conveying $18,000 from Welch to
Dary, W. Va.,.to pay off the employes
of the United States Coal and Coke
For the first' time .in SO years, and
the second time in the history of the
science of medicine, an operation for
the extraction of venom from the dead
ly lance-head viper, said to be th
most poisonous of all known reptiles,
was performed at the Bronx Zoological
park In New York. The third of a
teaspoonful of the fluid obtained will
rreet the demands of the medical '
world for 50 years.
A BIG HOTEL BURNS
FLAMES SPREAD RAPIDLY, CUT--j.
TING OFFMANY GUESTS.
NUMBER OF DEAD UNCERTAIN
Ten Bodies So. Far Recovered and as
t Many "More Are Believed to Be
in the Ruins.
Fort Wayne, Ind. Ten known dead,
many missing and thirteen seriously
injured is the result o' a fire that de
stroyed the New Avelina hotel, Fort
Wayne's principal hostelry, at an early
hour Sunday: Chief of Police Anckeu-.
bruck said he believed twenty bodies
were still in the. ruins.
The entire interior of the building
is a smoldering heap of ruins and
how many deadtare concealed by the
debris can only be conjectured. The
hotel register was consumed by the
fire and there are no accurate means
of determining who is missing.
The complete destruction of the in
terior of the hotel makes the work of
recovering bodies a difficult task. A
confused heap of charred wood, bricks
and twisted girders is piled up between
the bare walls to the second story.
Piece by piece this must be removed
before the roll of dead can be com
pleted. Some of the bodies taken out
are mangled and charred beyond rec
ognition. Infantry company D and
battery B of the National guards are
on duty and aiding the fire and police
forces to clear away the debris.
The fire was discovered at 3:30
o'clock in the morning in the elevator
shaft by Night Clerk Ralph Hopkins.
He rushed to the upper floors, alarm
ing the guests, until the flames, which
had spread with great rapidity, drove
him back. His.efforts, however, saved
many lives. The hotel was erected
half a century ago and the woodwork
was dry as tinder. It burned like
matchwood and within a few minutes
from the time the fire was discovered
the whole interior of the hotel was xi
mass of flames that filled the corridors
and rooms with suffocating clouds of
smoke and laid fiery barriers across
all means of escape save by the win
dows. The fire department rescued
many by means of ladders, but some,
frenzied by the onward rush of the
flames, leaped from the windows to
the paved street. "R. S. Johnson of
Pana, 111., jumped from the fifth story.
His body struck a balcony and bound
ed far into the street. He was a
crushed and bleeding mass when pick
ed up and died a short time later in
St. Joseph's hospital.
ROAD NORTH TO HUDSON BAY.
Dominion Government Plans to Fi
nance the Line.
Winnipeg. Man. The Dominion
government will submit to parliament
a bill providing for the construction
of a railroad to Fort Churchill, en
Hudson bay. The proposal is to pro
vide money from the sale of 3,000,000
acres of Dominion crown lands in the
west hitherto set apart as railway
reservation lands. It is estimated
that the proceeds from these lands,
reserved by the crown, would in a
few years realize $30,000,000,000, or
sufficient to pay the cost of the con
struction to Hudson bay and improve
ments to the harbor.
Will Endorse Postal Banks.
Washington. It Is announced that
several of the leading members of the
house and senate will favorably ad
dress the meeting in the interest of
postal legislation being urged, by the
Postal Progress league.
Progress on Newlands Bill.
Washington. The senate committee
on commerce adopted the report of its
subcommittee which advised the New
lands waterways bill. This report
fixes the appropriation at $10,000,000.
Eulogies for Senators.
Washington. Addresses eulogistic
of the life, character and public serv
ice of the late United States Senator
Stephen R. Mallory and Senator Wil
liam J. Bryan of Florida were deliver
ed in the house of representatives,
Mr. Dalzell of Pennsylvania presiding
by designation of Speaker Cannon.
Bailey's Majority 25,000.
Dallas, Texas. Additional returns
from thedemocratic primary election
are scattering. Several counties not
reported cast majorities for Johnson
and it is probable that Senator Bai
ley's majority for delegate-at-large to
the Denver convention will be below
Tirey L. Ford is Acquitted.
San Francisco. Tirey L. Ford, chief
counsel for the United Railroads,
charged with bribing former Super
visor Daniel G. Coleman "to vote for
a trolley franchise for the United
Railroads, was found not guilty by a
Report on Weighing Mails.
Washington. Postmaster General
Meyer today transmitted to congress
a report on the special weighing of
the mails undertaken under congres
sional enactment, looking to a read
justment of the rates of payments to
railroads for mail transportation. The
report is a mass of statistical data,
covering the entire field of inquiry,
divided into four general classes, and
is accompanied by thirty elaborate
tables. The commissions of postal
officers who had charge of the .inves
tigation regard it very important.
Trouble Brewing in India.
London India is a source of con
siderable uneasiness to the British
government at the present time. The
difficulties with the Mohmands
seemed on the eve of settlement when
on Saturday, according to reports
here, a new danger threatened. An
attempt was made' by a large Afghan
force numbering from 13.000 to 20,000 1
which went across the border divided j
into two bodies to sicze the block-1
house of Khyber pass near Lankik-1
hootal. The attack was repulsed with j
trifling casualties among the British. !
Items of Greater or Lesser Import
' ance Over the State.
j Aurora High School Loss Settled.
received from Mr. W. C. Wentz, Agent
for the Nebraska Underwriters Insur
ance Company of Omaha, Nebraska, a
drati for $2,850.00 which, sum added to
the amount realized from said, com;
pany from saltf of materials from old
building, $150, makes' a total amount
of $3,000," being the full face value of
Policy No. 13115 on the brick High
School Building in Aurora which
burned April 5, 1908.
Wie wish particularly to commend
the Company for the promptness of
.the settlement in adjusting this loss,
and this Board is especTally pleased
to know that a Nebraska Company is
first to make payment of the loss on
our High School Building.
I. N. Jones,
res. of Board of Education.
C. W. Wood.
T. A. McKay,
L. A. Steinberog,
Members of the Board of Education.
A Chicago boy, visiting at Taka
mab, was thrown from a horse and
very seriously injured.
A Beatrice message was received
stating that George Switzer was being
held in Denver by the chief of police.
Switzer is 'charged with stealing a
horse and buggy.
The ability of the west to buy low
rate bonds was demonstrated last
week when the American Safe De
posit & Trust company of Omaha pur
chased in 'New England $50,000 worth
of twenty-year city of Omaha bonds.
Manning and Harry Weber, two
young men, were arrested at Alliance
and held until the sheriff could go
after them. They are .charged with
placing obstructions on the railroad
for the purpose of wrecking a trainM
The new Methodist Episcopal'
church at Albion was dedicated Sun
day, free of debt. Bishop H. W. War
ren preached and managed the
finances. He asked for $8,000 and
$8,500 was raised.
Acting Governor Saunders received
two treasury warrants, one for $3,150
and one for $6,575. Both came from
the sub-treasury at New York to bay
for the maintenance of the crippled
and disabled soldiers at the Mil ford
and Grand Island soldiers' homes.
The fact that County Treasurer
Hoepner df Adams county last week
paid off the last of the county's bond
ed indebtedness to the Missouri Pa
cific railroad is a source of general
gratification to taxpayers, as it re
lieves the county entirely of debt.
THE MIDWEST LIFE of Lincoln.
Nebraska, an old line Nebraska Com
pany wants local agents to represent
it hi every town in the state. The
Midwest Life issues all kinds of life
policies and they are liberal and
along the best lines in life insurance.
Write to the home office at Lincoln
for additional information.
A letter has been received at the
executive office addressed to Governor
Sheldon and signed by two men who
style themselves "farm hands." They
want help from the governor. They
set out that they want him to enact
a law providing that no farmer bo
permitted to use other than riding
machinery, such as plows, rakes, and
Denver (Colo.) dispatch: Haunted
by a love affair with the daughter of
a prominent citizen of his home, Gen
eva, Neb., George W. Eply, a graduate
of the University of Nebraska and at
one time a leader of Geneva society,
attempted suicide by hurling himself
through a large glass window at the
rear of the second floor of a room
ing house. It is thought he cannot
The Grand 'Island Commercial
club's committee on fall festivities
has recommended a festival df three
days to be featured as a frontier af
fair and agricultural exhibit. It is de
signed to have the days of the pioneer
and the cowboy reproduced and in
connection therewith to secure an ex
hibit of the products of the farm and
garden by the producers of Hall and
At Wellfleet, in justice court before
F. A. Johnson, in the case of the state
vs. John McConnell, wherein the Bur
lington Railroad company sought to
convict McConnell on the charge of
stealing and concealing bridge tim
,bers and track ties, the jury founa
defendant not guilty. The case was
commencde last February, and was of
.'unusual interest, public sentiment
generally being for McConnell.
Horsestealing still continues in this
county, says a Rushville djspatch, and
Sheriff Beckwith is the busiest man
in the county. After chasing a man
as far as Lincoln he received a tele
gram to hurry back, as there was an
other thief to look after. This time
it was Wilmot Z. Emerson, who was
wanted on complaint of William
O'Tool. who Emerson relieved of a
fine span of mules. The sheriff got
his man and brought him to Rush
ville. Chicago chemists, who recently ex
amincd the stomach of Mrs. Helen A
Horn, of Lincoln, failed lo find any
trace of poison. The brain, they a
sert was in a softened condition for a
long time before death. Mrs. Horn
left $75,000 to Mrs. Shevalier, a
stranger. A sensational will contest
John Slattery, 20 years of age, is
lying in St. Francis hospital, Grand
Island, with a fractured skull and one
of his legs cut off as the result oi
being thrown off a train by a Burling
ton freight brakeman. The matter
will be investigated.
Prof. C. C. Danforth, who has been
superintendent of the Tecumseh
schools for the past two or three
years, did not apply for the place an
other year. He will go to Chicago
university to do some special work
for a time, better preparing himself
for the profession of teaching.
Five hundre'd boys, between the
ages of 14 and 19 years, in all parts
of York county, have interested them-
selves in planting pure-bred seed corn
for York county competition, and the
prize corn will later on be entered at
the greater corn exhibit to be held in
NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES.
THE STATE CAPITAL
MATTERS OF INTEREST TO ALL
STATEMENT OF STATE'S CASH
Almost Half a Million Dollars Now
in Hands of State Treasurer
The State Treasury.
The report-of State Treasurer Brian
for the month of April shows a bal
ance of $484,096.17- in all funds, of
which .all but $14,301.99 is on deposit,
in state denository .banks. The- bal
ance on hand April 1 was $510,153.58.1
The receipts during the month were
$480,956.54, and the disbursements
amounted to $507,013.95. The largest,
balance in any fund is $316, 731.06 In
the temporary school fund. This fund
will be disbursed the later part of May
for the support of school districts'
throughout the-state. The receipts
from the 1 mill levy for the redemp-'
tion of state warrants were $22,919.55,"
and the payments. $17,29.17. At the
beginning of the month the various
state institutions had on deposit in
the state treasury as cash funds,
$9,798.26. During the month $6,823.66
was added to this and $4,323 drawn
out by the various institutions, leav
ing a balance of $12,998.87.
The state now has $8,099,388.05 in
vested in interest bearing securities.
of which $7,033,687.59 is in bonds and
$1,165,700.46 is in Nebraska state
FARM MAN WANTS TO RIDE.
Hoofing Behind Agricultural Imple
ments Not Satisfactory.
Weary and footsore from walking
behind plows and harrows two hired
men on farms near Oakdale have
started a movement to pass a law to
make it illegal for a farmer to have
any "walking" implements on His
place. They feel that they have been
discriminated against even more than
the hired men and domestic servants
were when a former legislature of
1891 passed an eight hour law and ex
empted them from its application, a
law that was promtly declared uncon
stitutional by the supreme court. be-
cause it was clearly class legislation.;
The two hired men evidently desire
to ride the mower and reaper and thes
plow under a canopy to keep off ,th
sun, yet under the circumstances they
are compelled to "hoof it." They de
sire Governor Sheldon to pass a law
to abolish walking implements on the
farm as shown by the following let
ter which they have signed:
"Would you please be so kind as to
accomodate us by passing a law to
prohibit all walking farm tools in use
or manufacture. It is so now days
that farmers are trying to make slaves
out of their hired men by making
them plow three to four acres a day.
Lots of the hired men have got sucn
sere feet that they can't hardly
walk but they have to because they
have not got riding tools. 1 wish you
would please be so kind as to do us
that favor and we will be ever so much
obliged. Please answer as soon as
possible and tell us what prospects
As to the Lumber Rates.
Lincoln's wholes'ale lumber inter
ests may be wiped out as a result of
the new rate on lumber published at
the conclusion of the meeting of traf
fic men in Chicago.
The new rale for both Omaha and
Lincoln fcr lumber for the south will
be 25 cents. This is an increase of 2
cents for Lincoln and 1 cent for
Omaha. The Commercial club of Lin
coln recently went before the inter
state commerce commission with a
vociferous roar. The sum of $1,000
was spent in the effort to get rates
"equalized." The commission author
ized the railroads to equalize matters
by putting the rate at 25 cents. Chag
rin and dismay overwhelmed th3 rate
tinker at the club rooms. Said Sec
"If Omaha decided to fight. Lincoln
may join with Omaha and the other
Nebraska cities which are Interested.
Of erJurse. the question of discrimina
tion between competitive points
would not be a factor in this matter.
If it hurts one. it will hurt all. And
it certainly looks as though the con
sumer would be hit if no one else is."
First Nebraska Soulier Killed.
J. I. Shaw cf Adams, who was z.
memoer of the First Nebraska regi
ment during the war of rebellion, has
written to Major E. H. Phelps, assist
ant adjutant general, that the coat
recently received at the adjutant gen:
eral's office which had been worn
by Sergeant Cox was not worn by the
first Nebraska soldier killed in action
in the civil war. He met death in
the battle at Fort Donelson February
19, 1862, early in the day.
Union Pacific s Statement
Th report of the Union Pacific rail
road to the state board of assess
ment of the value of its property
shows this railroad has not depreci
ated in value during the last j-ear.
The gross earnings of the road have
increased over $5,000,000 for the sys
tem, though the net earnings have de
creased over $500,000. However, the
road is not yet on the way to the poor
house, having declared dividends dur
ing the year amounting to 2-3.531.262.
which is over $2,000,000 in excess of
the dividends the year before.
Cclonel Bryan, who came back to
Lincoln last week with his family,
will remain at Fairvicw for at least
two weeks, during which time he will
loo!: after his farm, remarking as he
made the announcement, that he was
move successful as a farmer when the
management was left to some one
"Mse. Richard L. Metcalf, associate
editor of the Commoner, has bought
ten acres of ground across the road
rom the Bryan house. and his beys
are now living there and farming
Thile attending the agricultural col-
MONEY FOR NEBRA3KA SOLDIERS
Allowances .From War Department for
(JIaim agents at Washington who
have obtained an additional allowance
from the War department for the offic
ers of the Third Nebraska regiment
have forwarded to Governor Sheldon
the balance due. together with a list
of the officers and the amount due
each, and the amount to be retained
by the claim agents. The total amount
allowed is $6,243.04. The claim agent's
retain for their services 2 per cent or
$1,248.68. leaving a balance due the
officers" of $4,994.36. The amount al
lowed field, staff and band is $1,055.70;
; amount due claim agents, $211.24;
amount due officers, 844.46. The
amount allowed the "company offlcere
is $5,187.34; amount due claim agents,
$1,034.44; amount due company offic
ers, $4,149.90. The money is in the"
hands of the governor and will be
disbursed as rapidly as possible. The
money is for pay and allowances due
under the act of March 3. 1899, during
the period from the date the officers
reported for duty and who were en
rolled to the date they were mustered
into the United States service for the
war with Spain.
Going Over Grain Rates.
The complaint of Senator Charles
Sibley against the Burlington alleging
its grain rates are exorbitant and
higher than the rates in other states,
was taken up by state railway com
mission with officials of six other
roads present. As a witness. Senator
Sibley placed in evidence a typewrit-,
ten comparison of the grain rates in
braska with the rates in Arkansas,
Texas, Iowa and other states, in an
effort to show that this state i pay
ing more than are the other states.
In a discussion of the rates intro
duced, the railroad representatives
said they would want time in which to
lcok up these rates to see whether
they are really now in effect. Mr.
Sibley withdrew his comparison with
the Minnesota rates, because the
rates in that state had been enjoined.
The railroad men said other rates
mentioned by the. complaint bad
been withdrawn in some instances,
while in other instances the rates had
been enjoined or are not in effect.
That these things would occur in a
tabulation of freight rates, showing a
comparison with the rates of different
states. Judge McHugh said it was in
evitable and for that reason the rail
roads desired time in wtiich to check
over the comparisons and to investi
gate the reasons for the rates com
plained against, now in effect. Mr.
Sibley in his table of comparisons
showed that in some instances volun
tary emergency rates were higher
than the rates other shippers had to
pay even after the Aldrich 15 per
cent reduction law became effective.
Lincoln Monument Fund.
Secretary Wait of the Abraham Lin
coln Monument association rupoits
subscriptions Amounting to $751.25.
He believes there will be no difficulty
in raising a fund of $25,000 if solici
tors can be obtained. At his home,
the town of Syracuse, a solicitor
called on fifty people and all but three
of the men approached gave to the
fund. Mr. Wait has had letters re
lating to the objects of the associa
tion sent to twenty-eight district
judges in the state. Literature of the
same kind has been sent to 133 mem
bers of the legislature and. to 23S
Grand Army posts.
Complaint on Express Company.
The state railway commission has
received another complaint against
the Pacific Express company. B. E.
Fish of Chappelle complained to the
commission that the company had not
reduced its rates in his part of the
state for the reason the railroad over
which it operates takes a jog into Col
orado for a few miles and the express
company therefore holds this consti
tutes interstate business:
Investigating Impure Drugs.
State Food Commissioner Johnson
is investigating the sale pf drugs that
contain poisons prohibited by law and
complaints are likely to be filed
against several druggists. Albert A.
Young of Osceola paid a fine of $10
and costs becanse of the presence of
sulphites in hamburger and sausage
meat sold by him.
Silver Service Received.
The A. F. Smith compan;. of Onaha,
which sold to the state wie silver
service for the battleship Nebraska,
wrote to Acting Governor Saunders
that a letter had been received from
Captain Nicholson saying the service
had been reqeived in good shape.
Repairs Must Be Kept Up.
Complaint has reached the state rail
way commission that the Missouri
Pacific railroad has quit the job of
repairing its road bed and that in
many places the road is still unsafe.
The commission has notified the com
pany to get busy at once.
Pi'ans of Gov. Sheldon.
When Governor Sheldon left for the
coast he was still undecided whether
he would go to Wabhington to attend
the conference called by the president
to discuss the natural resources of the
country. This conference is set for
May lo, 11 and 15.
Bids on state printing opened and
tabulated by Secretary Frazier of the
state printing board will be awarded
by the board at its first meeting when
the members return from the Pacific
Problem in Telehpone Rates.
An informal discussion occurred be
fore the railway commission by repre
sentatives of the Nebraska Telephone
company and independent companies
regarding a charge for messenger
service. Where a message comes into
a town over the Nebraska telephone
wires and the party is called over
the Independent it has been the cus
tom for the Independent company to
charge a fee for messenger service.
Discussion was oyer abolition of this
rriririw Tlfe commission has issued.
no order yet.
ALMOST A MIRACLE.
Raised Up When Science Said There
Was No Hope.
O. W. L. Nesbitt, Depot Street..
Marion, Ky., writes: "I was a chronic-
Invalid with kidney
troubles, and .often
wished death might
end my awful suffer
ings. The secretions
were thick with sedi
ment, my limbs,
swollen and my right
side so nearly par
alyzed I could not
raise my hand above my head. The
doctor held out no hope of my re
covery, and I had given up. but at -last
started using Doan's Kidney Pills and
made a rapid gain. After three months'
use I was well and at work again."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box,
Fbster-Milburn Co.,. Buffalo. N. Y.
Si Pop, the old
kicked the bucket!
HI Je-rushlem. I
red caow hez
wouldn't tuk .$40-
far thet caowl Did she pass away in
Si She passed away in pieces. yepT
The old fule kicked thet bucket o' stuff
yeou go tew blow up stumps with!
15 YEARS OF SUFFERING. '
Burning, Painful Sores on Legs-
Tortured Day and Night Tried
Many Remedies to No Avail .
Cured by Cuticura.
"After an attack of rheumatism,
running sores broke out on my hus
band's legs, from below the knees to
the ankles. There are no words to
tell all the discomforts and great suf
fering he had to endure night and day.
He used every kind of remedy and
three physicians treated him, one after
the other, without any good results
whatever. One day I ordered some
Cuticura Soap, Cuticura Ointment,
and Cuticura Resolvent. He began
to use them and in three weeks all the
sores were died up. The burning fire
stopped, and the pains became bear
able. After three months he was quite '
well. I can prove this testimonial at
any time. Mrs. V. V. Albert, Upper
Frenchville, Me., July 21, 1907."
Paving the Way.
"George." said the pretty girl, "I
know you're awful bashful."
This was portentous, with leap. year
so new. He blushed assent.
"And you'd have proposed to me es-
cept for that?"
This, too, he was bound to acknowl
edge. "Well, I wouTd have accepted' she
went on. "and so that's settled."
Discussing the matter later she ex
pressed a natural pride that she had
not taken any advantage of the sea
son. Stats or Ohio. Citv or Tolbdo. I .,
Lucas Coctt. f ""
Frank J. Cuexky maKe oath that he Is Mplor
Cartuer of tha Cna of V. J. CuE.scr & Co.. doing
ualacss In the City of Toledo. County aud Stto
afore-Aid. and that Bald firm will pay the sum or
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for cacti and avcrr
rasa of Cataheh that cannot bo cured by tuo use tif
Uiu'9 Catabbu Ccbx.
Sworn to before me and snb-crllied in my pretence,
thli 6th dar of December. A. !.. ls.
A. IT. Ui,t. J5U.1,
Hall's Catarrh Cure la taken Internally and act
directly on (be blood and mucous surfaced of the
sjiteni. Send for testimonial, frt-e.
F. J. CHENEY" CO.. Toledo, O.
Sold by all Druesltts. 75c.
Take Hall's Family 1111 for constisaUoa.
"Whenever that man speaks, you
know exactly what he thinks," re-'
marked the1 admiring auditor.
"I shouldn't say that," answered the
cautious person. "But you know ex
actly what he thinks his constituents
want him to think."
Lewis' Single Binder straight He cigar.
JIailc of extra quality tobacco. i"tmr
dealer or Lewis Factory. Peoria. 111.
I put myself in the way of things
happening and they happened. Theo
acts gently vet prompt
ly onthe bowels, cleanses
ne system ejjeciuQlh,
qssisTs one in overcoming
permanently. To get As
oeneieial ejects buy
1 nanulacturcd by the
SOLD W LEASING DRUCGISrS-50oamL
Positively cared ky
these Little Fills.
Thej.aIo rWIeve Dis
tress from Dy anepala. la-
digestion and Too ti carry
KmUag. A perfect res
edy for Dizziness, Nau
, Drowsiness, Bad
Tongue. Pia in Ibm
ISlde. TORPID t.ivk-
TheyregvJMe the Bowels. Purely Vegetable.
SMALL PILL. SMALHOSE. SHALL PRtCE.
Genykvt Must Bear
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