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Columbus Journal
IL S. ST ROTH ER, Publisher
Replies were made in the house al
Washington to Representative Rainey's
attack on the purchase of the Pana
ma canal route. President-elect Taft,
his brother Charles P. Taft and Wil
liam Nelson Cromwell were defended
by Mr. Lovering.
Senator Hemenway of Indiana de
clared President Roosevelt was un
justified in his remarks concerning
congress in connection with the secret
It is feared in Washington that the
Democrats of the house may block (he
plan to remove the constitutional bar
to Senator Knox becoming a member
of the Taft cabinet.
Senator Hale introduced a resolu
tion in the senate which is intended to
remove the constitutional bar from
Senator Knox's acceptance of the port
folio of secretary of state in the Taft
The electoral vote was canvassed by
congress and Taft and Sherman were
officially declared to be elected presi
dent and vice-president of the United
President Roosevelt, it is stated,
has no intention of sending to con
gress a message recommending an in
come tax. He has been consulted by
Representative Stevens of Minnesota,
who is preparing a bill on the subject
Secretary Bacon in a letter to Pana
ma's minister, said the United States
government is not responsible for the
attack made by Representaive Rainey
of Illinois on the president of Panama.
The senate was involved in a heated
discussion over the type of the Pan
ama canal. Senators Fcriker, Kit
tredge and Teller taking pait in the
The navy department at Washing
ton received no confirmation of a re
port from London that the Georgia and
another battleship of the fleet had
been in collision.
Andrew Carnegie said congress was
incapable of giving the country a just
tariff schedule and declared the only
solution is the appointment of a per
manent and bi-partisan commission.
William H. Taft left New Orleans
for Cincinnati. He refused to discuss
his probable appointments of cabinet
officers but wants congress to make
clear the way for Senator Knox to be
come secretary of state.
Charles O. Charleston, said to be a
former member of the Nebraska legis
lature, and of the Chicago board of
aldermen, was arrested in Denver
charged with numerous forgeries of
checks. Charleston, eight o ten years
ago, is said to have been a prosperous
contractor in Chicago.
Charles W. Morse, the financier, will
not be admitted to bail pending a hear
ing on his appeal from his conviction
of violating the national banking laws,
the United States court of at real hav
ing denied his application.
In a speech at the centenary exer
cises in Springfield, 111., William J.
Bryan praised the oratorical ability
of Abraham Lincoln.
President Roosevelt in a letter de
nies that he struck the horse of a
young woman while out riding several
weeks ago.
"Jack" Binns, the wireless operator
hero of the Republic, dodged camera
men who tried to get his picture when
he landed in Liverpool.
Bj sticking to his post Engineer
Baldwin of the Santa Fe saved the
lives of 100 passengers in Los Angeles,
It is reported that Secretary Cortel
you, after his retirement from the
president's cabinet, will become presi
dent of the Consolidated Gas Company
in New York.
A wireless message from the fleet
which is on its way home after the
voyage around the world, shows it to
have been 2,000 miles from Hampton
The Republicans of Michigan nom
inated candidates for state offices in
a convention at Grand Rapids.
Charles A. Blair and John W. Stone
are the supreme court nominees.
The Canadian Pacific railway made
known Its plans to open for settlement
3,000,000 acres of reclaimed land in
the Bow River district of Alberta.
The land has been made inhabitable
by the installation of a gigantic irri
gation systcni.
Fires caused $300,000 loss in Chica
go: $300,000 loss in Buffalo, N. Y., and
$75,000 loss in Roanoke, Va.
The Cunard Line steamer Maure
tania established a record for the east
ern voyage. The liner covered the
distance, '2,934 miles, at an average
speed, of. 23.20 knofs.
Land donated by farmers for the
right of way for the Indiana Central
Traction Company, which was to have
ben built from South Bend to Hunt
ington, was bought back by the former
owners at a delinquent tax sale at
According to a report Mr. Taft has
r.sked J. AL Dickinson of Tennessee
to become secretary of war. Although
a. citizen of Tennessee Mr. Dickinson
spends much of his time in Chicago.
He was a Democrat, but espoused the
Republican cause in the last presiden
tial campaign.
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In every city and in nearly every
town. of v the -United .States .exercise
commemoratingilhebirthof 'Abraham
Lincoln were held. Ambassadors from
foreign nations joined in the tributes
to the martyred president, and Presi
dent Roosevelt spoke at Hodgenville,
Lincoln's birthplace in Kentucky.
The playing and singing of "Ameri
ca" stopped a panic in an opera house
at Fargo, N. D., when a false cry of
fire was raised.
King Edward and Queen Alexandra
left Berlin where they have been vis
iting Kaiser Wilhelm for four days:
Sixty-seven were missing after the
steamer Penguin sank off Cape Teraw
hiti and are believed to have perished.
An unidentified British steamer sunk
after running on a rock off Quessant,
France, and seven were drowned.
A new political party has been
formed by the Liberals in Norway.
Among the organizers are the former
premier, Michelsen, Dr. Nansen and
Prof. Sars.
Mrs. Edwin S. McCook, 60 years old,
widow of Gen. Edwin S. McCook of
the famous "Fighting McCook family,"
was killed by an automobile in New
ork city. Her husband was murdered
in Yankton, S. D., in 1873.
The Porte has notified Russia of Its
acceptance in principle of Russia's
latest financial proposal for a settle
ment of the Turco-Bulgarian dispute.
Following a number of alleged
blackmail plots by the "black hand" at
the Canadian Soo the body of Giovanni
Ciotti was found in the street at Sault
Ste. Marie, Mich. The murder is be
lieved to be the work of the society.
Three men were bitten by a mad
dog which dashed through the streets
of Burlington, la. Rabies is feared.
Allen Depue, financial secretary of
the Roselaml Central Presbyterian
church in Chicago, committed suicide
in tho church parlors, after being ac
cused of embezzling its funds.
The schooner Sarah W. Lawrence
was driven ashore off the Delaware
coast and pounded to pieces in a gale.
The crew escaped.
P. Kciluni, editor of the News at
College Corner, Ind., was slain by
Clyde Henley who committed suicide
soon after the murder.
The California assembly passed a
bill providing for a census of the Jap
anese in the state. The measure ap
propriates $10,000 for the work.
Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Seymour Thomas
of Philadelphia and Rev. Benjamin
Brewster of Salt Lake City were
elected bishops of Wyoming and west
ern Colorado, respectively.
A company of the rural guard of
Cuba mutinied and attempted to enter
the palace of President Gomez in
It was announced in Berlin that Chan
cellor von Buelow and Under Secre
tary Hardinge agree on the questions
upon which they conferred and now
the Germans are anxious to know
what the questions were.
An appropriation of $150,000 for the
erection of a penitentiary and the pur
chase of a G40-acre farm at McAIester,
Okla., is carried in a bill recommended
for passage by the Oklahoma house.
Ge'neral Manager Bottomley of the
Marconi Wireless Company in New
York says the disaster to the steam
ship Republic, and the proposed legis
lation with regard to wireless, is now
bearing fruit, outfits being ordered for
many ocean steamers.
A series of interesting letters and
documents relating to the American
war of independence, four of them
signed by Gen. Washington, are to be
offered for sale at Sotheby's in Lon
don on March 1. The letters are
chiefly addressed to Col. Israel
Shreeve, commanding in New Jersey.
Within less than two hours after
argument of counsel had ended at
Denver the jury in the case of Burdett
Pell, who shot Cubier Dury to death
a month ago because he stole his wife,
returned a verdict of guilty of volun
tary manslaughter.
The British government has decided
to lay down five battleships of the im
r roved Dreadnought type the coming
year. The building of the sixth bat
tleship will depend upon the progress
of Germany's new construction.
Thirty-two medical students of the
University of Louisville volunteered to
give bits of their cuticle to save the
life of Luther Clifton, aged 21, who
was burned badly at East St. Louis
about a month ago. Doctors began on
the work of grafting.
The warm welcome given to King
Edward and Queen Alexandra, who
are visiting the kaiser in Berlin, has
pleased the English people who see
in it closer friendship between Great
Britain and Germany.
Denmark held a great national feast
in celebration of the two hundredth
and fiftieth anniversary of the final
repulse of the Swedish assault upon
Copenhagen under King Charles Gus
tavus. The publication of cablegrams which
passed between Madrid and Havana
during the progress of the Spanish
war show that Spain surrendered Cuba
becausp of fear that the United States
warships would attack her coast and
bring on a revolution.
Martin Oberman of Chicago, sudden
ly becoming insane on a train in Iowa,
stabbed Ernest Richards of Parkers
burg, la., and E. S. Dawson and G.
Logan Grenwell of Chicago.
The California assembly rejected the
bill segregating the Japanese school
pupils and President Roosevelt ex
pressed his pleasure in telegrams to
Gov. Gillett and Speaker Stanton.
The body of Smila Martorfeld, the
belle of the Greek colony at Duquesne.
Pa., was found in the cellar of her
home, her throat cut. It is believed
she was slain.
The federal grand jury at Muskogee.
Okla., indicted .26 representatives of
big corporations on charges of stealing
timber frcm segregated lands in the
Very Rev. Urban Raszkiewicz,
irremov&Lte rector of St, Mary's Cath
olic church at Otis, Laporte county,
Ind., dean of the Polish parishes in
the Fort Wayne dioceso and the old
est priest in Indiana, died of heart dis
ease. Rev. J. B. McBride of Princeton, la.,
one of the oldest Presbyterian minis
ters of the state, died at his home,
aged SS years. He went to Iowa over
sixty years ago. Forty years ago he
was a minister- in a Cedar Rapids
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President-Elect Taft to Confer With
Knox and Others Regarding
Cabinet Makeup.
Washington. Washington promises
to furnish the greater share of mat
ters of news interest this week.
Colonel Goethals, engineer in charge
of the Panama canal work, will ap
pear before the sub-committee of the
house committee on appropriations.
He will be questioned regarding the
estimates of the isthmian canal com
mission. The president will send to congress
message regarding the care of de
pendent children and will confer with
president-elect Taft. Mr. Taft will be
fairly busy during the week. He left
Cincinnati Monday for Washington
where he will receive the report of
the engineers who went to Panama
with him.
While in Washington Mr. Taft ex
pects to confer with Senator Knox
and with others relative to cabinet ap
pointments. The cabinet gossip, which is regard
ed as the most reliable, is that no
one has been determined upon for the
treasury portfolio.
Senator Knox and Frank H. Hitch
cock have been asked and have ac
cepted the posit'ons of secretary of
6tate and postmaster general.
As to the other places, unconfirmed
rumor with a fair percentage. of likeli
hood for correctness, makes the cabi
net as follows:
Attorney General Mr. Wickersham
of New York.
Secretary of War Mr. Wright of
Secretary of Navy Mr. Meyer of
Secretary of the Interior Mr. Bal
linger of Washington state.
Secretary of Agriculture Mr. Wil
son of Iowa.
Secretary of Commerce and Labor
Mr Nagel of Missouri.
It is the general understanding that
Mr. Taft wishes to fill the treasury
portfolio, either from Illinois or Ohio.
Should the appointment go to his own
state, it is likely that It will fall to
Myron T. Herrick. The seeming
tumult of candidates from Illinois is
regarded as militating against, rather
than for. that state's chances.
Mr. Taft also will consult with the
president and others regarding his in
augural speech.
Lusitania Has Stormy Trip.
New York. Held back for two
days by fog and heavy seas, the Cu
nard steamship Lusitania came to its
dock Sunday after the roughest voy
age ever experienced by the boat be
tween here and Liverpool. Six feet
of a starboard rail on the boat deck
vwas carried away by a boarding sea
last Thursday. For three days the
Lusitania battled with tho waves and
slow time was made.
Shercliffe Must Go Back.
St. Paul, Minn Governor Johnson
signed a requisition of Governor
Shafroth cf Colorado for Frank Sher
cliffe, wanted in Leadville, Colo.,
where he was convicted of murder.
Venezuela Claims Settled.
Washington Special Commissioner
Buchanan telegraphed the State de
partment that he has signed a proto
col with tho Venezuelan government
for the settlement of the disputes be
tween that country and the United
President-elect and Wife Are Guests
of C. P. Taft at Cincinnati.
C'ncinnati. O. President-elect and
Mrs. Taft arrived in their home city
from Panama and New Orleans Sun
das. They will bo guests at the C. P.
Taft residence until Monday, when
they will leave for Washington. The
trip to Washington is important, as
its primary object relates to the re
port of the engineers who accom
panied Mr. Taft to Panama. This
likoly will be given him upon his ar
rival there Tuesday moraine He w'll
take the document to the White
House, where it will he the subject of
a conference with President Roose
New Coal Line in Virginia Absorbed
by Union Pacific Magnates.
Knoxville, Tenn. It was reported
here that the Harriman interests have
obtained possession of the Clinchfield,
Carolina & Ohio railroad. This is
the line just completed from the Vir
ginia coal' fields, through Johnson
City, to a connection with the Sea- j
ucara Air .taut; iiu rjusuu, i. ., .uo
miles. Train service will be estab
lished on the road at once.
Liberty Bell May Come West
Philadelphia The Interstate Com
merce commission has granted a per
mit for the free transportation of the
Liberty bell and a guard of Phila
delphia policemen to the Alaska-Yukon
exposition at Seattle, Wash., and
it is probable the famous old relic
w'll be taken to the far west the com
ing summer. Mayor Reyburn has re
ceived a number of petitions from
several Pacific coast cities request
ing that the bell be sent west and
will recommend the city councils that
the request be granted.
Will Manage Bin Ball.
Washington. The Teal man at the
head of the committee having charge
of the inaugural ball is Thomas F.
Walsh, now a resident of this city, but
for many years a miner in Colorado
and the Daktotas. Thomas F. Walsh
is one of the examples of self-made
men for which this country is some
what celebrated. He was born in Ire
land fifty-e'ght years ago and had a
rood education before he came to the
United States, when nineteen years
of age. He also had a' good trade,
that of a millwright
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and There" 0er the;,Ste. v &
The store of ME. Jennihsa.at3Axt&U
was destroyed by fire. Loss $6,000.
Mr. and Mrs. J. DHlon of Vesta cel
ebrated, their fortieth 'wedding anni
versary. t
rof.vGamble has beenj-e-elected to
the head of the Plattsmouth schools
for another year.
W. S. Ferguson a grocery merchant
of Franklin, was fined..$9 for sellins
tobacco tochildren under age.
A wolf hunt is being organized in
territory just north of Mead, to take
place on February 20. The wolves
are reported as being numerous.
A brakeman new at the business,
failed to close a switch completely,
consequently the engine of a' freight
train that was doing some work at
Dorchester, went off the track.
Farmers should all have telephones.
Write to us and learn how to get the
best service for the least money.
Nebraska Telephone Company, ISth
and Douglas streets, Omaha. "Use
the Bell."
B. M. Behrends, a banker of
Juneau, Alaska, is in Nebraska City,
on a visit with relatives. This is the
first visit to his oiu uorae m seven
teen years. He is cne of the wealthy
men of that country and went up
there some twenty-five years ago.
An effort is being made in Wymore
to capatilaize a company for $50,000
to bring water to that city from the
springs north cf Blue Springs. It is
thought Blue Springs will sell a right-of-way
for a main through the corpor
ation. Farmers in the vicinity of Cortland
held a meeting and organized what
is to be known as the Cortland
Farmers' Grain and Coal company.
The authorized capital stock is$10,
000 and a greater part of this amount
is already subscribed.
The members of the Christian
church of Beaver City held their an
nual meeting. Over 200 were present
and a pleasant and profitable evening
was spent. Reports were made from
each department of the church work
which showed that great progress has
been made the past year in every line.
While the Ravena school board
were at the school building the fire
alarm was unexpectedly sounded to
test the efficiency of the fire drill
which has been practiced in the
school during the past three months.
The building was entirely vacated by
the nearly four hundred pupils and
teachers in one and one-half minutes.
Vice President Mohler of t!ie Union
Pacific denies vigorously a story
printed in a Denver paper which
represents him as intimating that tho
purpose of the extension to Fort
Collins was to head off the Colorado
& Southern from building a link be
tween Wellington and Cheyenne and
thus to compel the Hill road to re
new its trackage agreement between
Denver and Cheyenne.
Land is touching high mark in price
in and around MInden. Something
like ten to fifteen farms have been
sold at $100 per acre as far out as
eight and ten miles from town. These
are not bringln? that price because of
the good improvements, but because
the farmers have come to realize that
land that can raise wheat, corn, al
falfa, cattle and hogs is the best in
the United States.
Parties entered the chicken house
of Ed Highland about four miles
south of Clubertson and took away
with them several ch:cj;ens. Mr. High
land tracked a buggy from his place
to the resident of the Swartz boys
and later uad Harry and Fred Swartz
arrested for stealing chickens. The
trial came up before Judge Knowles
and they were bound over to the dis
trict court in the sum of S200.
Following is the mortgage record
for Johnson county for the month of
January: Farm mortgages Number
filed, 18; amount. $G2,2S1,15; number
released, 17: amount, $35.81C20.
Town and city mortgages Number
filed, 10; amount, $6,49G: number re
leased, 8; amount, $6,800. Chattel
mortgages Number filed, 61:
amount, $20,727.17; number released,
66: amount, $30,79S,3G.
Hiram Chase, the Indian candidate
for county attorney of Thurston coun
ty who won in the last election ovr
Waldo E. Whitcomb, has been de
clared by the court entitled to the
office. The court holds the election
was fairly conducted and that tn
plaintiff, Whitcomb, is estopped from
questioning me validity ot the nlec
tion because of his advice to the
election board and his apparent par
ticipation in their act of changing the
place of election.
Andrew J. White of Iyons arrived
there the other -day from San Fran
cisco, making the last lap in his jour
ney around the world. Mr. White left
Lyons in August. 1908, accompanied
by his daughter Grace and son Frank,
who is one of the general superintend
ents of the schools in the Philippine
islands. Starting via New York they
passed through the various countries
of Europe and Asia and as the guests
of his son rank Mr. White and
daughter made a prolonged stay in
the Philippine islands, with head
quarters at Manila.,
Eighteen students of te Beatrice
school were hauled into police court
en the charge of stealing ten gallons
cf ice cream from the home of George
Ward, where a class patty was to be
The pioneers of Nebraska City are
arranging to celebrate the fiftieth an
niversary of the first fair held in this
state. It was held in Nebraska City
in September, 185S, and it was a
county fair and held in the city park.
The following year the territorial fair
was held there and it is this last
event which will be celebrated by
the pioneers at the new city park.
John Bady, father of Stephen Bady,
a farmer in Pohoccoprecinct, Saun
ders county, was found dead in bed.
He was 75 years of age and for mar.
years a resident of Lincoln. His
health had been quite feeble far sev
eral years. ,
As Mrs. Hopkins, the janitor of the
Methodist church, ?t Republican
City was lighting me lamps, escaping
gas was ignited and the room was
room all ablaze. Mrs. Hopkins was
quite badly burned, and but for the
prompt acticn of a bucket brigade
the church would have teen destroyed.
Legislative Facts and GossipNews
"of the State Capital.
Hard Sledding for Tax Dodgers.
Publicity of assessments as a rem
ed7 for tax shirking by large property
owoers 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
of 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 measure is H..R. No. 301,
being the last one in regular numeral
order that has been offered in the
house. It will be read the second tim-j
on the next day the house meets and
will then be referred by the speaker
to some committee. It is the first
bill of its kind that has been presented.
Reciprocal Demurrage.
Banning's demurrage bill, S. F. No.
71, was placed on the general file witii
amendments proposed by the railroad
committee. This bill is said to be the
choice of the joint railroad commit
tee and will probably pass. It contains
some concession to railroads and is
said to be satisfactory to shippers.
One amendment allows the railroad
company to require an advance de
posit amounting to 20 per cent of the
freight charges, but not more than $10
per car. Another extends the time of
the shipper for leading and unloading
cars of 60,000 pounds capacity from
forty-eight to sixty hours. The rail
road company will not be required to
give written notice when cars arrive,
and $1 per day per car will be tho
maximum instead of the minimum
demurrage to be paid the shipper
when his goods are delayed in transit.
Tho acquiescence of the carriers in
the form of the bill is not taken
to mean that they will refrain from
fighting its enforcement if passed.
They have obtained as many conces
sions as tney can get irom tne com
I mittee and will nrobablv resist the
whole plan of reciprocal demurrage
in the courts.
Wide Leeway for Executive.
The Holmes bill to create a state
architect contemplates placing the se
lection of this official wholly with
the governor. It provides no restric
tions on the matter of compensation,
leaving that entirely with the gov
ernor. He may, when the work of the
architect is complete in superin
tending any public building for some
state institution, receive his nay by
a warrant drawn on the state treas
urer. This latter provision is some
thing rather unusual since It does not
provide that the auditor shall issue
the warrant, as it is now his sole
function to do. This error will prob
ably be amended before the measure
is finally passed. The bill docs not
contemplate that the same architect
shall be employed constantly or on all
state work cf building. The governor
may change his expert for each build
ing if he so pleases.
Is Not an Emergency.
Leidigh's appropriation bill to set
aside $15,000 for the Seattle exposition
next summer failed to get the required
number en roll call to sccure its pas
sage with the emergency clause at
tached. On roll call with this clause
stricken cut the vote stood G4 for and
.".2 against making an appropriation.
The same bill was introduced in the
senate and wa. reported from the
finance committee of that body for in
definite postponement, but this is said
not to have been due to hostility to
the measure, but to he fact that any
bill carrying with it an appropriation
must originate in the house.
Non-Partisan Superintendents.
H. R. No. 292, by Pickens, is a bijl
to remove the office of county super
intendent from the domain of partisan
politics. The time of election is fixed
on the first Tuesday in April, when
school district elections are to be held
all over the county. Nominations will
be made bj- petitions filed with the
county clerk at least twenty days be
forehand, and he will supply printed
ballots with the names of all can
didates. No party designations will
be permitted. The act applies to all
counties, but makes an exception in
favor of Douglas by fixing the tini'
of election there on the first Tuesday
in May.
After Bank Deposits.
Fries of Howard county is after
the man with money who fails to
report the same for assessment and
taxation. In a bill he introduced in
the house Thursday morning he jto
vides that the assessor shall have the
power to examine the deposit record
of every bank in his county and the
books kept by the secretaries of ali
building and loan associations. The '
bill provides the examination shall
be for taxation purposes only and
the Information obtained shall not be
made public or made known in ;m
way. ;
Hits at "Justus" Beer. i
Barnett of Buffalo introduced a bill '
which whole not prohibition and not
county option, gees even farther than
either proposition. It provides that
no liquor containing more than cne
per cent cf 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.
i . Pur Seed,, Bill.,
A large part of the Tuesday session
was given to S. F. No. 4, by Buck of
Otoe, a bill to prevent the adultera
tion of agricultural seed., Myers of, Rock
had a similar bill and the committee
on agriculture took features of both
and recommended the passage of a
bill.'- The bill is practically a copy
of the Iowa law. but the committee
on agriculture decided not to retain
the Iowa 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 declared it could be
prevented and that it was adulterated
purposely. He and other senators
told of the damage done by the weed
called sweet clover. Howell of Doug
las wanted to defer action, but was
Follow Tre2surers Plan.
Case's till providing that 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 of the state, in order
that a difinite 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-
neal of thft Inn- tvn inkon Tn iVhri-
I ate this, which Case said was not
contemplated, tlie bill was made to
read of the coming bicnnium.
Valentine Wants Hatchsry.
Several citizens of Valentine, Ne
braska, are in Lincoln, Interested in
getting a bill under way to secure
an appropriation of 55,000 for a sub-fish-hatchery
at Valentine, where at
present there is a small sub-station.
They say that the northern part of
the state is the proper place for such
development, because the streams
! and lakes of that region are the only
i place where trout and black bass
thrive. They think the benefit derived
from a sub-station will more than off
set the cost, since it will obviate the
fish car that now has to be run there.
If tho station wore established all this
would be done away and ordinary ex-
I press shipments of stock would be out
I or tne water seldom more man a day.
h It is said the bill, when introduced.
will have the support of the fish
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 pni
vides that no company may secure a
temporary injunction against the rail
way commission when it issues an
order, but should the company go
into the courts it may appeal to the
district court from the order. The
penalty is a fine of $50 to $1,000. and
a second violation forfeits the charter.
Boelts Solves Labor Problem.
Boelts 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
Fublic Lands and Buildings, shall en
ter into a contract with the county
asking 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
while at work. The prisoners are not
to be employed on work requiring
skilled labor. Every able-bodied pris
oner, save those under the death pen
alty are subject to the employment
under the terms of the bills.
Lincoln Monument Bill Passes.
The bill sent by the house to the
senate. II. R. o. .. appropriating
J15.000 for a monument to Abraham
Lincoln to be cected on the capitol
grounds, was quickly raised by thf
senate to $25,000, on condition that
the monument association raise $10,
000 additional, and in that form was
passed. When the house concurs it
will bo ready for the governor's sig
nature. It gives the governor, board
of public lands and buildings and the
Lincoln Monumental association pow
er to select a sculptor and to pay for
the construction.
Would Amend Game Laws.
Smith cf Cass would amend the
ngorous restrictions of th gams
laws. As it now exists it is illegal
to sell came and fish of most kinds
at any time of the year whether in
open season or not. The bill intro
duced by Smith would have the sate
of fish apply only to black bass, trout,
and crappies. ard would, during the
oncn season, allow other fish to b
nlaced on the market.
A New Asylum Proposed.
Dipsomaniacs and drug fiends are
to he treated at a new institution,
built and equipped for that special
purpose, if S. F. No. 258, which was
introduced by Ketchum, becomes a
law. The Ketchum bill empowers the
state board of public lands and build
ings to select a site and have tho
buildings orectcd and equipped, a fund
for that purpose to be hereafter ap
propriated. The board is also to give
to the Instituticr a name, which shall
in no manner suggest the purpose for
which it is maintained
Fort Crook May Have Saloon.
The house passed the Gates bill
Thursday morning, which will permit
the establishment of a saloon in the
village of Fort Crook. The bill re
ceived 52 vots, after two or thre
calls of the house, and III voted
against it.
Convention Bill to Pass.
The house committee on privileges
and elections Friday morning icported
for passage the Kuhl bill changing
the date of holding party conventions
under the primary law to' July, instead
of September
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