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R. S. STROTHER, Publisher
President Roosevelt in vetoing the
census bill delivered a jolt to profes
sional politicians and declared lie does
not believe in the doctrine that, to the
victor belongs the spoils.
A bare possibility exists that the
senate may pass the bill to establish
postal savings banks before adjourn
ment, according to advices from
Washington. It is not likely that the
house will pass the measure.
Following the passage by the Cali
fornia assembly of a bill jrobibiting
Japanese children attending public
schools President Roosevelt took a
hand. He declared the act' unconsti
tutional and asked Gov. Gillett to
The forestry service was declared
extravagant and charges of extortion
from farmers were made against the
bureau by members of congress.
Senator Lodge presented amend
ments to the rules of the United States
senate, prepared by Vice-President
Fairbanks, which aim to prevent at
tacks on the president and co-ordinate
branches of the government.
No legislation concerning the re
form of the navy department will be
enacted by congress at this session, if
present plans are followed out.
President Roosevelt issued a state
ment declaring it necessary for the
government to use the secret service
or some such force to investigate
The house insists upon leaving in
the urgent deficiency bill the item of
$12,000 to piovide automobiles for the
president The senate struck the pro
Herbert Knox Smith, commissioner
of corporations, in his annual report
urged a broad law to check trusts.
Gov. Haskell, who is under indict
ment in connection with the town lot
frauds, was given i ovation when he
arrived in Muskogee to give bond.
It is announced at the headquarters
of the National League of the Civic
Education of Women, in New York,
that Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish has joined
the organization, which means that
Mrs. Fish is opposed to .women's
President-elect Taft completed his
inspection of work on the Panama
canal and expressed satisfaction at the
labors of the engineers.
Capt Edward F. Qualtrough of the
battleship Georgia, part of Admiral
Speiry's fleet, has been court-martialed
on a charge of intoxication.
Pittsburg is in fear of a race war.
Attacks by negroes on white women
have worked the populace up to a high
feeling and a clash is imminent
The south was swept by tornadoes
and high winds and in the country be
tween the Tennessee line and the
Texas panhandle it is believed 20
persons were killed.
The Delaware, one of four sister
ships, the largest and most powerful
in any navy, was launched at Newport
News, Va. She is to cost $3,987,000.
Anti-Japanese legislation was held
Op in the California legislature follow
ing a personal appeal to the members
by the house speaker and a special
message from Gov. Gillett
The outline of a new banking bill
has been prepared and will be intro
duced in the legislature of Michigan.
It is understood that Capt. Qual
trough of the battleship Georgia has
been found guilty by the court martial
and he may be dismissed from the
President Lewis rushed the business
of the miners' convention la an effort
to complete it in time for adjournment
Mrs. George V. Parks, a society
woman of Pueblo. Col., and wife of
the assistant president of the Pueblo
Traction Company, committed suicide
in Pueblo, Col. Mrs. Parks has been
in ill health for some time.
The house of representatives in
Texas, by a vote of 85 to 44 defeated
the resolution to submit state-wide
prohibition to a popular vote.
Helen Maloney, daughter of Martin
Maloney, a wealthy ,Philadelphian, was
married a second time to Herbert Os
born of New York, their first marriage
Miss Verna Ware shot four men dur
ing the progress of a trial in a Texas
courtroom. Two are expected to die.
Seventeen men. five whites and 12
negroes, were killed by an explosion
resulting from a windy shot in an Ala
bama coal mine.
The West Virginia senate was
aroused by a statement that $1,000,000
had been raised to prevent prohibiten
in the state.
Miners in the national convention at
Indianapolis rebuked President Lewis
for his action in connection with the
Fire of unknown origin destroyed
the plant of the American Tubular
Axle Company in Toledo, O., causing
a loss of $125,000.
Capt James Brown, who was a
ncmber of a party that searched for
the famous Cccos island treasure in
1850, sailed again for the South seas
to recover the spoils of the Spanish
freebooters taken from them by Capt
Smith of the schooner Black Witch, in
8 FOR THE 8
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Mrs. Julins Goldzier wants .thecitjr.
council of" Bayonne, N. J., to appoint
five women as policemen lor the parks
next'-sumnier. Mayor Garvenof Bay
onne favors the plan.
The harvester, combine har agreed.
not to fight the .case -against it at To
peka for violation, of the anti-trust
laws, and will pay the state $60,000
for which, it was sued. i . ' ,
A report of the target practice of
the American f battleship fleet in Ma
nila bay, shows great improvement in
marksmanship. The Vermont .won
Gov. Haskell left Guthrie for Musko
gee to give a $5,000 bond to answer
the indictment charging him with
The referee appointed to investigate
the affairs of the Fidelity Funding
Company found it has assets of $22.
931.4G and liabilities amounting to
$767,317.28. He advises that it be
Reports show $3,641,000 was col
lected for the relief of the earthquake
sufferers in Italy by the Red Cross.
Despite a resolution intended to pre
vent them the delegates in the United
Mine Workers' convention continued
to air their personal differences.
The American Paper and Pulp asso
ciation discussed the tariff on this
product and elected officers at a meet
ing in New York.
William J. Bryan in a speech at
Tampa, Fla., declared the Democrats
have a chance for victory in' 1912.
The contest over the will of the late
Mrs. Lydia Bradley has begun in
Peoria, 111. Undue influence on the
part of Oliver J. Bailey, W. W. Ham
mond, Albion W. Small and the late
William Rainey Harper, president of
the University of Chicago, is given as
the main cause for the breaking of the
Six were killed and others injured
when a New York Central train
dashed into a group of track walkers
In Memphis, Teun., a negro robber
ran through the streets firing a pistol
at pedestrians and policemen, but bad
marksmanship prevented any fatal
ities. The bodies of John Minck and Dan-,
iel Murphy were found in the ruins of
the Mahoning county infirmary at
Canfield, O.. which was destrdyed by
fire about ten days ago. This makes
four lives lost in the fire.
Charles E. Holmes, charged with
having killed his wife, Pauline, was
acquitted in Chicago. Tears came to
Holmes' eyes when he thanked the
jurymen for the decision. A recon
ciliation between father and son fol
lowed. Gov. Charles N. Haskell and six
Oklahomans were indicted on charges
of conspiracy to defraud the govern
ment in connection with deals in Mus
kogee town lots.
The United Miiie Workers of Ameri
ca in convention at Indianapolis, re
elected Thomas L. Lewis as president.
The California assembly rejected
the Drew bill which was intended to
prevent aliens owning lands in the
state and was aimed chiefly at the
The Tennessee senate passed the
prohibition bill over the veto of Gov.
Dr. George T. Vaughan of Washing
ton successfully grafted the knee of a
dead man onto the leg of George A.
elly, a patient in the Georgetown
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson re
fusej to lift the quarantine against
Maryland cattle on account of the
foot and mouth disease.
The bodies of 5,000 Chinese which
have been dug from graves in all parts
ot the United States will be shipped
to the Flowery Kingdom for burial.
The house of representatives of
Iowa voted down a resolution offered
by Representative Scheeper, proposing
medals for each Iowa bora member of
the naal fleet just completing the
tour around the world.
Fred Walton, former grand master
of the Odd Fellows for the state of
Idaho, was shot twice-by John H. Cra
dlebaugh in Denver, Col., and died
shortly after being removed to a hos
pital. Both men are from Wallace,
Idaho. Cradlebaugh also is a promi
nent Odd Fellow. Walton was dying
when the hospital was reached, but
gasped: "That man thought I stole his
Clarence M. Jones, president of the
Commonwealth Feed Company of St
Louis, and brother of Police Commis
sioner Jones, was murdered. Herman
A. Kretschmar, a discharged official of
the company, has been arrested.
C. A. Severance, instead of F. B.
Kellogg, will represent the government
in the suit against E. H. Harriman and
Walter Weaver, son of S. M. Wea
ver, a member of the supreme court of
Iowa, was held to the grand Jury in
the district court at Iowa Falls on a
charge of having issued forged papers.
George Busse, brother of Mayor
Busse of Chicago, who accidentally
shot and killed Mrs. Lucius Tucker
man, was exonerated by the coroner's
jury which Investigated the tragedy.
The widow of Father John of Kron
stadt, the well-known Russian priest
who died about a month ago in St
Petersburg, has been given a yearly
pension of $2,000.
The deadlock in the negotiations be
tween W. I. Buchanan, America's spe
cial commissioner, and the Venezuelan
government, remains unbroken through
the refusal of either side to yield in
the dispute over the method of arbi
trating the cases of the New York and
Bermudez Asphalt Company and the
The alleged carelessness of a negro
porter in putting a man in the wrong
berth of a sleeping car was the basis
of a $10,000 suit brought in the fed
eral court at New Orleans by Mrs.
Amelia M. Dubourg against the Pull
The annual maneuvers of the naval
reserves will be held at Toledo this
summer at the same timo that the
maneuvers of the United States army,
department of the. great lakes, are
In preparation for the observation of
the Lincoln centenary at the birth
place of th'o emancipator, near Hodg
enville. Ky.( the cabin in which Lin
coln was born was removed to the me
Horace Butler, member of an old
New York family, fearing he was going
insane, committed suicide by shoot-
PRESIDENT SENDS " ANOTHER
- "MESSAGE TO CALIFORNIA,
WORK OF THE GOVERNMENT
Anti-Japanese Legislation Will Be to
theFore by the Law-Making . '
Sacramento, Cal Anti-Japanese leg
islation will be to the fore this week
in both branches of the legislature.
Two resolutions drawn by Grove I
Johnson of Sacramento and aimed at
the island emperor's subject will be
subject of discussion in the assembly
Wednesday, one already passed, seg
regating the Japanese in the public
schools of the state, and the other,
which was refused passage, empower
ing municipalities to segregate in
residential districts all undesirable
aliens whose presence might in the
opinion of boards of supervisors be
inimical to the public health and
morals of the various communities af
It is the school bill that most deep
ly concerns President Roosevelt, and
between this time and Wednesday, for
which day it has been made a special
order of business to determine
whether or not the vote by which it
passed shall be reconsidered, it is
expected that the national authorities
will throw additional light upon the
subject This is supposed to be of an
extremely important nature, showing
the true state of diplomatic nogetia
tions now pending between Japan and
the United States and revealing to the
the legislature the reason for Mr.
Roosevelt's numerous telegrams to
the governor urging postponement of
further action en anti-Japanese legis
lation. Governor Gillett said yesterday in
San Francisco that he understood
Speaker Stanton had received a mes
sage from President Roosevelt that he
was at liberty to make public if he so
desired. Mr. Stanton, who went to
Los Angeles Friday night, refused to
publish his correspondence with the
president, but a telegram was re
ceived at the governor's office from
Washington stating that the Roosevelt
message might be given out and As
semblyman J. P. Transue. one of Stan
ton's lieutenants from Los Angeles,
issued the following copy:
Whr.t President Wired.
"Washington, D. C, Feb., 6. Hon.
Philip A. Stanton, Speaker of the As
sembly. Sacramento, Cal. Please ac
cept the expression of profound obli
gation on behalf of the American pco-,
pie as a whole for the high and patri
otic services you are rendering. I
have unlimited confidence in the sane
good sense and right mindedness of
the people of California.
"I know that they appreciate that
the national government is at this mo
ment engaged in doing everything it
can to achieve the ends that California
has in view, while at the same time
preserving unbroken the relations of
respect and good will with a great and
friendly nation, and therefore I am
sure that the people of California will
".upport you in taking the position you
have taken, which is so eminentlv in
the Interests not only of the American
people as a whole, but especially of
the state of California.
Mr. Transue said that he was not
aware of any other message received
by Speaker Stanton from President
Roosevelt. As the telegram above
quoted was dated February 6 and
Stanton made his appeal to the as
sembly Friday, February 5. it could
not have been the one he referred to
at that time as prompting him to take
the floor and make a personal kpoal
for delay on anti-Japanese legislation.
The senate will take a fling at the
Japanese Monday immediately after
the reading of the journal.
Denman Thompson III.
New York. News was received in
local theatrical circles Sunday that
Denman Thompson, 76 years old, the
veteran actor of "The Old Home
stead," is dangerously ill of pneumo
nia at his home in West Swanscy,
near Keene, N. H.
HARRIMAN MERGER HEARING.
Taking of Testimony to Be Com
Cincinnati, O. The case of the gov.
ernment against the Union Pacific
Railway company, E. H. Harriman and
others, called a year ago in the United
States courts, to break up what is
claimed to be a merger of the Harri
man lines, will be heard here Tues
day, having been transf erred7 to Cin
cinnati recently. Thirty-five witnesses
will be examined, it is eald.
Portland, Ore. The doings of the
California legislature in regard to the
Japanese while followed with interest
In this city, are discussed but little.
Sentiment of nearly all classes is in
favor of discouraging the emigration
of the Japanese .
Pension for Ex Presidents.
Washington. African hunts and
magazine writing will not to neces
sary as the occupations of ex-presidents
of the United States If a bill In
troduced by Representative Volstead
of Minnesota be enacted. This meas
ure provides a pension of $12,000 an
nually for every president, after he
leaves the White House. No duties
will be required of the retired chief
executive, but if he should be again
elected to the highest office In the gift
of the people his pension would cease
during Kb term of office
At Lincoln's Old Home.
Louisville, Ky. Simple and yet
splendid, with the presence of the first
citizens of the United States, will be
the homage paid the old homestead of
Abraham Lincoln in La Rue county,
Ky.. on the occasion of his centenary,
Duel Is Fatal to. Both Men.
Desloge, Mo. George Ketherside
and John Hughes fought a duel in the
main street of Leadwood, near here,
and each received fatal wounds. Their
bodies were taken off each other by
citizens after the firing had ceased.
NEBRASKA NEWS ND NOTES.
ltem.,of Interest Taken From Here
--,' 'nd There Over the State.
A new bank is soon to be organized
The hard wind storm played havoc
with" windmills anover the" stated
The. Midwest Lite of Lincoln sells
life-insurance to prudent thrifty 'and
sensible men and women. Write for
an agency. Vr' ""
t t Orlando-, Davison,, Rock, county,
"was found guiltybn six counts "for
cruelty to domestic annimals and was
fined $200rK "
The annual corn show of Washing
ton county will be 'held in" connection
with the Washington county farmer's
institute on February 11 and 12.
Fire at Cairo destroyed property
valued at $25,000, made three families
homeless and damaged adjoining pro
perty to the extent of several thou
Dr. R. H. Holyoke, a physician of
Lincoln, was found dead in his room
at the Windsor-Clifton hotel. His
death is believed to have been caused
Farmers should all have telephones.
WWte to us and learn how to get the
best service for the least money.
Nebraska Telephone Company, 18th
and Douglas streets, Omaha. "Use
Gery Gates a' colored porter in a
barber shop at Holdrege was found
at the foot of the stairs leading' to
the room occupied by him over the
shop dead. It is thought he fell down
An action for $10,000 damages has
been filed in the district court of
Gage eounty by John Trsek against
Jake Divoky to recover for loss of a
hand in a corn sheller.
Bert Wendt, a roomer at the Pra
gue hotel, Omaha, was found dead in
bed. The gas in his room was turned
on full and the cracks in the door
and windows and the keyhole were
The Travelers Protective associa
tion of Beatrice held a largely jit
atended meeting at the Paddock ho
tel at which plans for the coming con
vention, to be held in that city April
23 and 24, were discussed.
The "wild" man found north of
Oody was declared insane by the
board and sent to Norfolk, He has only
muttered three words in answer to
different questions asked him. "Joe
Walter B. Rowan, general manager
cf the Lincoln Coffee and Spice Mills
and a prominent business man of Lin
coln, was found dead in an excavation
near the city. He had suicided by
Thomas Andrews, of Nebraska City,
who runs a lunch counter and used a
gasoline stove on which to do Ms
cooking, came near being cremated.
The stove exploded, throwing gasoline
all over the interior of the building
and over him.
Fire originating in the heating
plant of the Green & Wiley green
houses at Kearney partially destroyed
several hot houses. Broken glass and
cold completed what the flames start
ed and the damage to the plant and
stock is extensive.
County Treasurer Lord of Richard
son county, has remitted to the state
the taxes collected in that county in
190S for the state, amounting to $4C.
420.18. This is one of the largest
amounts remitted In one year from
Richardson county to the state.
Amherst, Mass.. dispatch: David
R. Mowry of York. Neb., has been
chosen to the 'Hardy Sixteen" at Am
herest college to try for prizes or 30
and $20. The men are selected for
excellence in debates from the senior
course in public speaking.
State Treasurer Brian has compil
ed a report that shows the debt of the
state of Nebraska, before any war
rants for appropriations made by this
legislature have been paid uot to be
$388,169.95, considering all the state
The Missouri Pacific depot at Glen
rock together with four boxcars which
were near, was burned to the ground.
An extra train happened into Glen
rock Just in time and pushed the
burning cars down the track a ways
and saved the elevator and other near
Nebraska furnished the earthquake
sufferers in Italv through th2 Na
National Red Cross society alone
$1,305.3C. This information is con
tained in a statement sent the gov
ernor from the headquarters of the so
ciety. Considerable was furnished,
of course, trough other channels.
Wetenkamp & Schueler have just
completed a job of sawins 2,300 feet
of cottonwood lumber on Herman
Oclshlaglr's farm, one and one-half
miles south of Walton. The trees
were planted thirty-four years ago by
Mr. Eldenberk, pioneer, with the ex
ception of a few logs that were hauled
in by neighbors.
Governor Shallanberger issued a
proclamation which was read in fcoth
houses of the legislature on the cele
bration of the centennial anniversary
of the birth of Lincoln, February 12.
He asks that all "citizens of Nebraska
display the flag, and assist all patrio
tic societies and Institutions In their
efforts to venerate the memory of
the lamented Lincoln."
Ex-Governor Sheldon and faoiily
have gone to Mississippi, to remain
The handsomely remodeled Chris
tian church was dedicated at Cen
tral City Sunday with impressive
services, conducted by the Rev. Al
len Jay, of Indiana, who has been de
dicating churches in different parts of
the United States for fifty years. A
donation and subscription was taken
at different hours during vhe clay and
about $3,800 in cash and subscriptions
were taken. $1,500 over and above the
amount needed to liquidate all out- j
Boston dispatch-: Illness
compelled the resignation of Rev.
Willard Scott of Worcester. He was
formerly of Doane college and a well
known Congregational' minister of
A Dublin. Ireland, dispatch says:
Hugh Murphy of Bloomfield, Neb.,
died suddenly at Clenagary railway
station while he was putting his
bicycle on board a train. Mr. Murphy
was on a visit to Ireland. He leaves
a widow and family in Nebraska.
Rev. Edgar, an evangelist, is con
ducting a scries cf meetings at
ITEMS OF INTEREST A"OUNQ THE
THEiWORKOF THE LAW MAKERS
Legislative Facts and Gossip News
of the State Capital.
Hard Sledding ufor. -Tax Dodgers.
Publicity of assessments as a rem
edy for tax shirking by large property
owners is proposed in a bill introduced
in the lower branch of the legislature
Friday by Bowman of Nuckolls. The
act is intended as well to furnish a
check upon the work of the county
assessor and his deputies. It provides
that he shall publish in detail in one
or more newspapers the names and
holding of all persons, firms and cor
porations that are listed for taxation
in the sum of $500 or over. A schedule
is included in the bill for the guidance
of the officer in making the publica
tion. Notes, mortgages and other securi
ties must all be set forth in print, to
gether with these other items: Mer
chandise, miscellaneous credits, jewel
ry and diamonds, automobiles, car
riages and other vehicles, horses, cat
tle and grain. If there are other forms
cf property, the bill contemplates that
they shall likewise appear. As pay
ment for printing the lists, the bill
allows one-fourth of the regular legal
Bowman's meavure is H. R. No. 304.
being the last one in regular numeral
order that has been offered in the
house. It will be read the second timM
on the next day the hous-j meets and
will then be referred by tie speaker
to some committee. It is the first
bill of its kind that has been presented.
Retain Wolf Bounty.
The senate refused to repeal the
present law offering a state bounty on
wild animals. S. F. No. 82, by Randall
of Madison, introduced to repeal the
law, was indefinitely postponed, its
introducer voting against his own bill
because he said western members de
sire the law retained.
TheT-epealing act and the present
law worn trpntPfl with rnn:ir)pr.nh'p
levity. Although the subject appeared
n hP n nkp nm v.-ns sn trratPrl thnra
are now unpaid bounty claims on fil.
in the state auditor's office amounting
to $52,14S.50 and this will be swelle-l
to $60,000 by the first of April. All
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W. H. SMITH
Editor Seward Independent and Sec
retary of the Nebraska Senate.
these are likely to be paid by an
appropriation mado by the legislature
there will be an emial amount of un.
paid claims in the state auditor's of
fice awaiting the action of the next
The senate went further while it
was in the boiuVy business and recom
mended for passage S. F. No. S5. pro
viding that counties may pay a bounty
of 10 cents for pocket gophers.
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waiver. It is reported that Judge
Dean desires a little more time
consult his attorney.
For a Constitutional Convention.
Two of King's bills were placed
upon general file upon recommenda
tion of committees. The first was S.
F. No. 165. providing that the ques
tion of holding a constitutional
convention shall be submitted to the '
voters at the next general election,
while the second was S. F. No. 151,
providing for the submission of (a
constitutional amendment making th'o
right to have civil cases reviewed In
the court of last resort "subject to
After Bank Deposits.
Fries of Howard countv is after
the man with money who fails to j
report the same for assessment and ,
taxation. In a bill he introduced in
the house Thursday morning he pro
vides that the assessor shall have the
nower in oxrimfno flip Hnnncit ronrI
uian.,7n s nnonon fer.a.nS. , nI1 over th. countv. Nominations will
The motion of W. D. Oldham for i,e made by petitions filed with the
leave to file and docket a suit to test countv cleric at least twontv days be
his right to a place on the supremo j forehand, and he will supp'lv printed
bench as a result of the recanvass by ballots with the ncmes of" all can
the legislature of the vote on consti- didates. No partv designations will
tutional amendments, is still rending , be permitted. Th'o act applies to all
in the supreme court. He has waived counties, but makes an exception in
his right to file the suit in a district favor of Douglas bv fixing the timo
court, but Judge J. R. Dean, whose t of election there on" the first Tucsday
seats he contests, has not filed a ' in May.
of every bank In his county and the ! state board cf nubIic IamIs an'J baiId
books kept by- the secretaries of all !nSs to select a site and have thi
building and loan associations. The ' buildings erected and equipped, a fuad
bill provides the examination shall i for that purpose to be h"rrarter ap
be for taxation purposes only and propriated. The board Is also to give
the information obtained shall not ho 'to the Institutior a namr. whirh shall
made public or made known In any I
Hits at "Justus" Beer.
Rarnett of Buffalo Introduced a bill
which whole not prohibition and not
county option, goes even farther than
either proposition. It provides that
no liquor containing more than one
per cent of alcohol shall be sold in
the state. This bill is aimed directly
at the sale of "non-intoxicating beer,"
and "Justus beer." the sale of which
has become rather extensive in "dry'
towns during the past year. This
beer contains the malt properties of
ordinary beer with the per cent of
alcohol reduced considerably.
Pure Seed Billv
A large part of the Tuesday session
was given to S. F.No. ,by Buckof
Otoe; ti bill to" prevent the adultera
tion of agricultural seed."" Myers of Rock
hadj-a. similar bill and the committee
on agriculture took features of both
and' recommended the passage of a
Din. Tne bill is practically a copy
of the Iowa law. but the committee
on agriculture decided not to retain
thevJowa provision permitting two
per cent of sweet clover in alfalfa
seed. Buck tried to have this retained
on the ground that seed dealers and
botanists said it was impossible to
get pure alfalfa seed. Gammill of
Frontier made a forceful speech in
which he denounced adulteration of
alfalfa seed and declare',. 'it could be
prevented and that it was adulterate!
purposely. He and other senators
told of the damage done by the weed
called sweet clover. Ho"ell of Doug
las wanted to defer action, but was
Follow Treasurer's P..n.
Case's Lill providing tlat the state
treasurer may credit the university
with ninety-five per cent of the amount
of money which would be derived
from the one-mill levy on the grand
assessment roll or the state, in order
that a diOnite amount may stand
there to be drawn against by the re
gents, seemed likely to get tangled
up before its passage but the final
inclusion of a small amendment satis
fied the objectors, Taylor of Custer,
and Nettleton of Clay, and it was al
lowed to go through committee of
the whole. The objection was that
the bill apparently contemplated map
ping out a road for future legislatures
and binding their hands unless a re
peal of the law -ras taken. To obvi
ate thi3. which Case said was not
contemplated, tne bill was made to
read 'of the coming biennium."
To Connect Telephones.
Leidigh of Otoe county introduced
in the house Thursday morning a bill
to provide that telephone companies
are common carriers, giving the rail
way commission absolute power to fix
rates to be charged and providing for
the physical connection of telephone
systems. When two or more tele
phone companies cannot agree upon
the terms for physical connection of
systems, the railway commission is
empowered to arbitrarily make the
terms. One section of the bill pro
vides that no company may secure a
temporary injunction against the rail
way commission when it issues a:i
oraer, duc siioiuu tne company go
, into ,lhe courts u nia appeal to the
""" --uui l irum uiw onirr. 1 lie
penalty is a fine of $50 to $1,000. and
a second violation forfeits the charter.
Boelts Solves Labor Problem.
Bcelts of Merrick county is the in
troducer of a bill in the house provid
ing for the employment of convicts
on the public highway by counties
or municipalities. The bill provides
that upon the written request of a
majority of the members of county
boards the warden of the penitentiary,
under the direction of the Board of
Public Lands and Buildings, shall en
ter into a contract with the county
risking for the prisoners. The county
shall furnish all tools with which the
prisoners are to work and shall pay
all the expenses of guarding them
iiile al work. The prisoners are not
to bo employed on work requiring
skilled labor. Every able-bodied pris
oner, save those under the death pen
alty are subject to tho employment
under the terms of the bills.
Ask for $25,000 for Prtonument.
The senate committee on finance
v.ays and means. Miller of Lancaster
clnirman. met Tuesday afternoon and
decided to ask the senate to increise
the house appropriation of $15,000 for
a monument to Abraham Lincoln. The
house has passed a bill carrying ap
appropriation of $15,000. The senate
committee will ask for $25,000 to be
given by the state en condition that
the state monument association raise
$10,000 additional from private sub
scriptions. The proposed plan is for
the erection of a statue with appro-
witn apj ropnate historical settings on
fhe state house grounds, the work to
be done by one of the most famous
sculptors of the world.
H. R. No. 292. by Pickens, is a bijl
to remove the office of county sup?r
intendent from the domain of partisan
politics. The timr of election is fixed
on the first Tuesday in April, when
SCllOnl flitrfpf nVr-tinr ?ro ,-. I.o hoi.?
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Beatrice Gets First Appropriation.
First among the institutions appro
priation bills to come before the house
committee of th whole wa th one
providing $70,000 for new new build
ings and $5.0ft0 for ropiirs at the
Beatrice institute for feeble minded.
It was considered Friday forenoon
and after an hour's discussion was
recommended for passage.
was introduced by Bcgole of Gage ?.s
H. R. No. f7. Tt originally carried a
total appropriation of $100,000. cover
ing three new buildings, hut the
finance committee cut out $.10,000 for
an epileptic hospital, leaving $3.".00')
each for a boys, and a girls cottage.
A New Asylum Proposed.
Dipsomaniacs and drug fiends are
to be treated at a new Institution.
built and equipped for that snocial
purpose, if S. F. No. 25S. which was
introduced by Ketchum. become-; a
law. The Ketchum hill empowers the
in no manner suggest the purpose for
which it is maintained
Fort Crook May Have Salsen.
The house passed the Gates hill
Thursday morning, which will permit
the establishment of a saloon in th
village of Fort Crook. The bill re
ceived 52 votes, after two or three
calls of the house, and 31 voted
Convention Bill to Pars.
The house committee on privileges
and elections Friday morning reported
for passage the Kuhl bill changing
the date of holding party conventions
under the primary law to July, instead
v FROM A RECENT NOVEL.
"Whereupon he Instantly drew his
sword." Prof. Munyon has generously placed
his Cold Cure with druggists through
out the United States and has author
ized them to sell it for the small sum
of 25 cts. a bottle. He says these
pellets contain no opium, morphine, co
caine or other harmful drugs, and he
guarantees that they will relieve the
head, throat and lungs almost imme
diately. He gives this guarantee with
each bottle of his medicine: "If you
buy my Cold Cure and it does not give
perfect satisfaction. I will refund your
money." Prof. Munyon has just issued
a Magazine-Almanac, which will bo
sent free to any person who addresses
The Munyon Company, Philadelphia.
After the dry goods salesman had
completed his business with Cyrus
Craig. Centerville's storekeeper, he
asked what was going on in the town.
"Had any entertainments this winter?"
"No," said Mr. Craig, "not one. Sa
lome Howe's pupils have given two
concerts, piano and organ, and the
principal of the 'cademy has lectured
twice, once on 'Our National Forests
and once on 'Stones As I Know Them;'
but as far as entertainments are con
cerned. Centerville hasn't got round to
'em yet." Youth's Companion.
Starch, like everything else, is be
ing constantly improved, the patent
Starches put on the market 25 years
ago are very different and inferior to
those of the present day. In the lat
est discovery Defiance Starch all in
jurious chemicals are omitted, while
the addition of another ingredient, in
vented by us, gives to the Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached by other brands.
"If I were to kiss you now, would
you have me arrested?"
"What would be the use? Any jury
would acquit you."
Louisville, Ky. "Lydia E. Pink
ham's Yejretable Compound has cer-
Ttainiy done me a
-? j world of good and
ijjl cannot praise it
1 enough, lsuuerea
ness, and a severe
pound has restored
mo to perfect
health ana kept mo
from the operating
table. I will never bo without tins
medicine in the house." Sirs. Sam'l
T'Tre, 3523 Fourth St., Louisville, Ky.
Another Operation Avoided.
Adrian, Ga. "I sufferedNmtold
misery from female troubles, and my
doctor said an operation was my only
chance, and I dreaded it almost as
much as death. Lydia E. Pinkliam's
Vegetable Compound completely cured
me without an operation." Lena V
IIexky, K. F. D. 3.
Thirty years of unparalleled suc
cess confirms the power of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to
cure female diseases. The great vol
ume of unsolicited testimony constant
ly pouring in proves conclusively that
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound is a remarkable remedy for those
distressing feminine ills from which
go many women suffer.
These aro especially women's afflic
tions. They aro caused by irregular work
ing of soma of tho functions of tho
It is of the utmost importance to
every woman to know thit thcro is
no medicine so valuable for Lur, so
helpful, so strengthening, ta
f called also Lane's Tea)
This tonic-laxativo i a great blood
medicine and & the favorite regulat
ing medicine of old and young.
All druggists sell it in 50c and
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H Coughing Spells H
H rerTomftlrrcHrred b7ash- Bl
M g!c &se cf Tiso's Cere. The MM
KB reST!3r n,c cf tills tunots re- tiSm
B nec!y Till relieve ths worst &
W&M fona of con-hs, colds, hcarc-
BpB r.ds.brcccLiui.asthiaarddls- 5fll
I1 esses of the thnnt and I.n?r- iJ
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! century the household rcscdy IStH
Bl ia i-.illicis of ho-ces. fcSfl
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