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Commissioner of Corporations Smith
in a report to the president, urges an
investigation of the American To
bacco Company, the trust which con
trols four-fifths of the output of each
kind of tobacco in this country.
The house finally settled the tangle
which threatened to prevent Senator
Knox being secretary of state in the
Taft cabinet In the senate Senator
La Follette and Senator Penrose had
a wordy war over the committee ques
tion. The naval bill appropriating $136,
000,000 for the United States navy was
passed by the senate. Senator La Fol
lette criticised the methods of the
uavy in speaking on the measure.
President Roosevelt in a message to
congress, accompanying the report
made by the engineers who went with
Taft to Panama, approved the lock
type of caanl.
President-elect Taft announced that
Senator Knox of Pennsylvania will be
secretary of state in his cabinet, say
ing the action of the senate and house
had removed the constitutional bar
raised by the senator's vote to in
crease the salary of the office.
The senate wants the president to
keen one-half of the United States'
warships in the Pacific to guard the
western coast of the country from an
attack. The suggestion is made in an
amendment to the naval bill, which
also was changed to block Roosevelt's
plan to put the marines on land.
The Burke bill requiring all ocean
going steamships carrying fifty of
more passengers to be equipped with
wireless telegraph apparatus, was
passed by the house of representa
tives The bill prescribes a penalty of
not to exceed $3,000 or imprisonment
for not to exceed one year or both for
violation of its provisions.
President Roosevelt in a special
message to congress urged the estab
lishment of a federal bureau which
will protect wayward and dependent
President-elect Taft, amid great hi
larity was initiated as a member of
the "Knocker's" club in Cincinnati.
The object of the club is to "knock"
everything detrimental to the city.
Congressman Thomas D. Nichols of
Scranton, Pa., resigned as president
rf District No. 1, United Mine Work
ers of America, an office he had filled
for 11 years. Ill-health is given as
President Roosevelt, in addressing
delegates to the conservation confer
ence, spoke for world-widu co-operation
in saving resources.
Mrs. William J. Lemp, wife of the
millionaire St. Louis brewer, was
awarded a divorce decree and $6,000 a
W. W. Ramsey, former president of
the German National bank of Pitts
burg, was found guilty as indicted in
connection with the recent graft ex
posures. President-elect Taft was made a
Mason "at sight" in Cincinnati in the
presence of many distinguished offi
cers and members of the order.
Senator Smith of Michigan has
blocked the efforts to ratify the Cana
dian boundary waterways treaty for
the reason that his state iB the loser
under the pact.
A report from London said Austria
had served notice on Servia that un
less that country disarms before next
Saturday the Austrian army will cross
the frontier and begin war.
In one of the hardest battles ever
witnessed in the country, Jem Dris
coll, featherweight champion of Eng
land, had a shade on Abe Attell, cham
pion of the world after ten rounds in
New York. Experts are agreed that
nothing short of a 25-round contest
will settle the question of real supre
macy between them.
President Roosevelt announced that
a call will be issued for a conference
at The Hague next September to con
sider world-wide conservation of the
resources of the earth.
Gov. Marshall of Indiana in a special
message to the legislature announced
that the state treasury is bankrupt
and has only enough money to pay
the state's expenses during lUaich.
Unless action is taken at once, he
says, the institutions may have to be
The fishing interests of Puget Sound
will carry to the state department in
"Washington a protest against the re
ported seizure by the Canadian gov
ernment of Hecate strait and Dixon
entrance. This action is said to be
un attempt to extend Canadian power
beyond the three-mile limit.
The health officer of Gary, Ind.,
found a man, his wife ana children
living in a single room with a team of
horses, a mule, a cow and a calf.
Fires which were fatal to five per
sons occurred at Colliers, V. Va., and
Lakeville, Pa. Chicago had a $235,
000 factory fire.
I. W. Cunningham of Chicago came
near meeting death -in Omaha, Neb.,
when a big kite which he was flying
picked him up from the top of a ten
story building, and but for comrades
who grabbed him and prevented his
further ascent, would have dropped
him into the street below.
8 Most Important Happen-
X ings of the World 8
8 Told in Brie 8
., ;njftjtfnlte4 .stateiSteel Corpora
tion.torougli; ' Ibriner kludge Gary,
chairman off its .ioard 61 -directors is
sued a-j statement declaring that the
country's large steel and iron manu
facturers have decided to declare an
open market" to protect the industry.
The action, it is announced, is neces
sary because small dealers have been
cutting prices. .
Rivers of .Illinois, Indiana; Michi-
sgan, Wisconsin and Iowa are among
those provided for in the $9,971,625,
appropriated by the emergency and
maintenance bill introduced in the
house by Chairman Barton of the riv
ers and harbors committee.
A high judicial official of SL Peters
burg is authority" for the statement
that the Grand Dulce Vladimir, oldest
uncle of the czar, who died a few days
ago, was behind a plot to dethrone
the emperor and declare a regency for
When Gov. Stubbs signs the anti
liquor bill passed by both the house
and senate Kansas will have a prohibi
tion law which is absolutely "air
tight" even prohibiting that physi
cians shall not prescribe liquor for the
use of patients. The senate accepted
the house amendment barring physi
cians' prescriptions. This bill is the
outgrowth of the crusade against the
"joints" by Attorney General Jackson.
The London police had a battle
with 60 suffragists who tried to get
into parliament to deliver a message
to Premier Asquith. Sixteen of the
women were arrested and eight were
sent to jail, refusing to pay their
The tariff convention adjourned in
Indianapolis, after -the delegates had
pledged themselves to work for the ap
pointment of a government commis
sion. John Barrett addressed the con
vention on trade with the Latin re
publics. The American fleet, now only 600 J
miles from home, after its historic
world voyage, will arrive in Hampton
Roads Monday. It will bs greeted by
thousands and reviewed by President
By a vote of 56 to 24 the house of
representatives of Nebraska voted
down the Raper bill for the abol'tion
of capital punishment The chief argu
ment against the bill was that the
present Nebraska law allowing a jury
to decree either capital punishment
or life imprisonment for murder
in the first degree is as good as can
be enforced as long as the governor
is given pardoning power.
The steamship Mauretania, the
largest afloat, again broke the record
for the westward ocean voyage. She
averaged 26 knots an hour on her
trip to New York.
There was an outbreak of rioting at
Granada, Spain, over the question of
the collection of duties on foodstuffs
into the city in which two persons
were killed and five wounded.
The duke of the Abruzzi is at pres
ent in Paris incognito as Signor Ne
gretto. He is buying a, medical out
fit to be used on his approaching ex
pedition to the Himalaya mountains.
Joseph Pulitzer, owner, and Caleb
M. Van Hamni and Robert H. Lyman,
editors of the New York World, and
Delavan Smith and Charles R. Will
iams, owner and editor of the Indian
apolis News, were indicted for crim
inal libel in connection with stories
their papers published concerning the
purchase of the Panama canal proper
ty. The persons alleged to have been
libeled aie President Roosevelt, J.
Pierpont Morgan, Elihu Root, Charles
P. Taft, William Nelson Cromwell and
Resolutions demanding the appoint
ment of a permanent tariff commis
sion and a revision of the present
schedules immediately were adopted
in the tariff convention in Indianap
olis. Reports have just been received that
7,000 persons lost their lives in an
earthquake in western Persia on Janu
ary 23. Porto Rico and Alaska have
recently had severe shocks.
In addition to being called before
the army retiring board, Col. William
F. Tucker has been sued for separate
maintenance by his wife. Mrs. Tucker
is a daughter of Gen. John A. Logan.
Maj. Gen. Bell, chief of staff of the
Unted States army, says America is
more in danger of war than it ever has
been in the past and urges that the
country be prepared for a conflict.
Woman's suffrage legislation is out
of the question in Oklahoma for two
years. The senate by a vote of 21 to
15 sustained the unfavorable report of
the committee on the bill granting
suffrage to both sexes.
Turkey, Bulgaria and Austria were
visited by an earthquake which caused
100 deaths in Sivas, Turkey, and- de
stroyed the city. Other towns were
damaged and the people terror
The Racine police arrested "Jimmy"
Morgan, one of the most notorious
bank sneaks in the country for the
theft of $3,S00 from the First Na
tional bank in Milwaukee. He con
fessed saying he had four accomplices.
Replies were made in the house at
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.
"C. M. Carnet," who attempted to
blackmail Lawrence M. Jones, a Kan
sas City (Mo.) merchant, out of $7,000
by threatening to blow him to atoms
with a bomb, confessed that he is
Robert Benjamin Bledsoe and that he
lived on a farm five miles north of Dal
las, Tex. He has a wife and two chil
dren. Geronimo, the Apache Indian chief,
after being in prison 20 years, died at
Fort Sill, Okla. The old Indian was
one of the most savage of his tribe
and fought for years before he finally
was run down and captured by Gen.
Capt Mogg and five men who set
out 14 months ago to explore the arc
lie regions and were given up as lost,
have been heard from. They are at
Point Barrow, according to a message
received at Port Townsend.
Three lives were lost in the wreck
of an Illinois Central train near Mur
physboro. 111., and about thirty per
sons were hurt. A broken rail caused
Thirty lives were lost !n the col
lision of the Belgian steamer Aus
tralia and aa unidentified vessel in the
Mediterranean, 100 miles from Gibraltar.
SOUTH OMAHA RIOTING INCITED
BY A MASS MEETING.
AVENB1NB POLICEMAN'S DEATH
A Number of People Wounded, the
Torch Applied to Buildings, and
Much Damage Done.
.Omaha. For six hours Sunday af
ternoon and evening the Greeks, the
Austrians and the Roumanians ol
South Omaha were at the mercy of a
howling, half drunken mob, during
which time at least twenty men and
boys were more or less seriously in
jured by beating or shooting. Prob
ably fifty buildings, .mostly boarding
houses and retail business places be
longing to men of the three nationali
ties, were gutted and damaged all of
the way from demolished window
fronts to almost complete destruction
by fire, and in which practically every
man, woman and child of the three
nationalities, estimated at from 1,500
to 1,800, fled from the city.
The desperate rioting immediately
followed a great public mass meeting
held early in the afternoon, called as
a protest against the presence of the
Greeks alone, following the murder of
Police Officer Lowery the preceding
Friday night. The call, which was
largely signed, also made other serious
charges against the Greeks, tending
to incriminate them of insults and
outrages against respectable women.
The meeting itself was largely attend
ed by the better class of citizens ot
the city, and in so far as the acts of
that meeting would advise the follow
ing criminal acts by the mob were not
justified. But at the conclusion of
the meeting several hundred rowdies,
attracted by it, began a course of riot
ing and crime, which at the beginning
brought forth many encouraging
cheers from the supposedly better
class of citizens, who rapidly melted
away, however, as soon as they saw
the dangerous proceedings started.
Soon the disreputable element was
left alone to continue its terrorism,
checked only by a small police force,
until the arrival of Sheriff Brailey
with a large force of deputies from
Omaha. By that time darkness gave
cover to the actions of the mob, and
not until 9:30 p. m. was the situation
gotten so under control that but spo
radic outbreaks followed.
For six hours, with revolver and
club and brickbat, with torch, with
blows and abuse did the ruffians march
from place to place, crushing in win
dows, drinking the stolen liquors
from wrecked saloons, stealing mer
chandise, assaulting those whom they
sought, until the blood flowed from
cruel wounds, in one instance shoot
ing a respectable groceryman through
the leg, and in another dragging a terror-stricken
youth, clad only in his
underwear, from a street car, where
he had sought refuge, and beating
him still more. Fifty buildings have
been more or less damaged and the
property loss will mount into thou
sands. BIG FLEET REACHES HOME.
Squadron Now Lying Outside Capes
Waiting to Come in.
Fort Monroe. The returning battle
ship fleet reached the southern drill
grounds, fifty miles off the Virginia
capes, early Sunday and the battle
ship Connecticut was in constant wire
less comunication throughout the af
ternoon. The fleet will remain on the
drill grounds until 5 o'clock Monday
morning getting under way at that
hour in order to make the capes by
10 o'clock and begin passing the May
flower at the Tail of the Horseshoe
In Chesapeake bay one hour later.
Adlai E. Stevenson III.
Chicago, 111 Adlai E. Stevenson,
former vice president of the United
States is ill at his home in Blooming
ton, 111., according to reportsreceived
here. The activities of the recent
campaign, in which he was defeated
by his republic'an rival for the gover
norship, is said to have proved a
severe strain on his 74 years and he
has, it is stated, visibly weakened
during the last few weeks
Slayer of Cashier Is Taken.
Pittsburg, Pa. William Gallagher,
who Is alleged to be wanted at Troup.
N. S., for murder and bank robbery,
has been arrested at Greensburg, Pa.
Gallagher is said to have gone into a
hank at Truro last June, and when
questioned as to a check for $28,000,
which he had presented, shot the
cashier and made off with the money,
which had been counted out and
placed at the cashier's window.
Well Known Banker Dead.
New York. Henry Seligman, inter
national banker, at one time one of
the best known financiers in the
United States, and a man who played
an important part in finance during
the civil war, died at Frankfort-on-the
Government Collects Fine.
San Francisco. The fine of $2,500
imposed upon Henry Lair by United
States Circuit Judge Landies in Chi
cago was collected in this city by
United States Marshall Elliott.
Nephew of President Killed.
Cambridge, Mass. Stewart Douglas
Robinson, 19 years old, a nephew of
President Roosevelt and a sophomore
of Harvard college, fell from a six
story window of Hampton hall, a dor
mitory on Massachusetts avenue, and
Japs Have No Thought of War.
London. The newly appointed Jap
anese ambassador to Great Britain
Count Takahira Kato, In an interview
said that he saw no reason why Japa
nese relations with the United Stat33
should not remain excellent in the
future, despite the loud talk of a
small, excited section. "How highly
we prize the statesmanlike and loyal
policy of President Roosevelt in th.3
connection," said the ambassador.
"Nobody ever conceived such a mad
r.cheme as fighting with the. United
Items fv Interest Taken "From 'Here
' and There Oyer the Stat.
Mrs '.Hale of Brownville was before
the insanity board and was adjudged
a fit subject for the asylum.
The legislative committee visited
the Peru Normal and expressed them
selves well pleased with the outlook.
The Plattsmouth city council is con
sidering the benefits to be derived
by building its own water and electric
Rev. G. M. Bing, pastor of the First
Methodist Episcopal church at Walker,
la., has been transferred by Bishcp
McDowell to the First Methodist Epis
copal church at Schuyler.
President; Crabtree of the Peru Nor.
mal has asked for a $40,000 appropria
tion for an administration building;
also for $10,000 to build an addition to
The McCook Commercial club took
decisive action in a protest against
the repeal of the present high school
law of this state, as is contemplated
m a bill now before the legislature.
At a sale of personal property in
Cuming county, held last week, an or
dinary milch cow sold for $82.50, the
cheapest cow sold'"' at this auct'on
fetching the remarkably high price of
WT. Vietmeier has been appointed as
bookkeeper at the institute for the
blind at Nebraska City, to take the
place of C. E. Hanner, who resigned
to go to David City to accept a posi
tion in one of the banks.
The preliminary hearing of Austin
C. Bagwell, charged with blackmailing
S. M. True, cashier of the Bank of
Inavale, was concluded and Bagwell
bound over for trial before the district
court, under bond of $1,000.
The Presbyterian church of Ponca
was burned recently. Rev. Joseph B.
Cherry, the pastor, discovered the fire
in the furnace room and gave the
larm, but the building and contents
were entirely consumed.
The McCook Co-Operative Building
and Savings association at its annual
meeting in McCook took strong ground
against the Gates revenue and taxa
tion law proposed, especially as tho
law affects building associations.
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According to statements of the pro
moters of the Yankton-Norfolk rail
road, who declare work starts March
9. the line is to parallel the Union Pa
cific from Norfolk to Columbus, them
extend to York and Hastings with a
Al. Cochran, about 45 years old, of
cowboy notoriety and an old frontier
fighter, broncho buster, shot in many
fights, but always came out whole,
last week while riding on a load of
hay south of Kimball fell off the
wagon and received severe injuries.
Robert Page, who owns a farm join
ing that on which the Peru coal mine
is located, has returned from Flag
staff, Ariz. Mr. Page came back to
meet Mr. Simmons, a practical coal
digger of twenty-six years' experience.
The two will open a new miue on the
Arthur Norcutt, who confessed to
Sheriff Kennedy of Custer county that
he had robbed the hardware store of
George Willing on the night of Janu
ary 28, pleaded guilty in the district
court and was sentenced by Judge
Hostetler to one year in the peniten
tiary. Sheriff Fischer of Otce county cap
tured two men at Paul who were ped
dling new shoes and selling them at
$1 and $1.25 per pair. The men were
brought to Nebraska City and placed
in jail, where they will be held until
the surrounding towns have been
Since traffic has been resumed upon
the country roads many reports of se
vere losses of stock in the late storm
have been received in Nance county.
Paul Pillsbury, residing just without
Fullerton, sustained perhaps the most
severe loss, that of twelve show cat
tle, valued at over $1,000.
After a search covering more than a
year, during which time the Bankers'
association has been trailing Benja
min Marquis of Chappell. Neb., the
fugitive was arrested in Kansas City.
Officers of the association say that
Marquis passed $20,000 worth of
worthless checks in Nebraska and
Dr. Nicholas Scllberg, who recently
came to Hastings from York, commit
ted suicide in his room at the Lindcll
hotel. No indications of cause cf his
despondency. The doctor came there
three weeks ago with the intention of
establishing himself for the practice
of medicine, but he had made no move
toward renting an office.
David City celebrated Its second an
nual "Tag day" Saturday. Tag day
was inaugurated there a year ago to
assis in raising the sum cf $20,000 for
a library and gymnasium buikl'ng by
the King's Daughters. The funds hav
ing been raised, the day was instilled
as an annual affair to help in equip
pins: and maintain:ns the buildlnr.
Arlington and vicinity is threatened
with a smallpox epiaemic, starting
from one case. Most of the farmers
and many from the city attended a
public sale several days ago and the
next day it leaked out that a smllpox
case was on the farm, and that many
W. T. S. Neligh, son of John D. Ne
ligh, the founder of West Point. i$
much interested in a scheme to utilize
the waste waer power at that point in
an electric plant to furnish power for
trade and domestic uses. He is plan
ning for canal system to develop this
Freight car thieves have been doing
business at the yards in Fremont. On
Friday night a car in the Union Pa
cific yards was found broken open and
some boxes of gcods taken from it
The gcods had been taken out and the
boxes were near the tracks. Since
then some ether car robberies have
A force of engineers has been busy
the last week surveying the Nemaha
in the locality of Table Rock, which
has for its object the straightening of
the river in the hopes of overcoming.
or at least lessening, the damage done 1
each year bjrlts overflow.
ML GOT NEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST AROUND THE
THE WORK OF THE LAW MAKERS
Legislative Facts and Gossip New
of the State Capital.
Auditor's Insurance Bills.
State Auditor Barton has drawn
four insurance biils which he will ask
members of the legislature to intro
duce. One is to require fraternal in
surance companies to furnish him the
names and addresses of the secretaries
of local lodges. This information will
give the auditor f. chance to communi
cate direct with the membership of a
fraternal beneficiary association and
to inform the lodges of his rulings
without trusting to the head officers
to keep the lodges informed of his
Another bill will require stock com
panies to furnish the state auditor a
list of stockholders or a list of policy
The auditor will ask for the passage
of a bill to require the auditor of pub
lic accounts to impose like obligations,
burdens, or prohibitions upon foreign
insurance organizations similar and
equal to those imposed by the Iaw.s
of any state upon like organizations
organized under the laws of this state.
Such an act would give him power
to retaliate in some degree on states
that shut out companies from other
states with difficult requirements.. He
could shut out companies from such
states unless their companies complied
with the same iules for admittance
in Nebraska that govern in their
Ai fourth bill which the auditor has
drawn is to prohibit any insurance
organization from writing, printing or
stamping upon any policy of insur
ance issued by it any statement to the
effect that such policy is secured by
a deposit of bonds or other securities
with the proper authorities of the state
of Nebraska and to provide a penalty
for any violation.
Some companies have printed in big
type across the face of their policies
the statement that "This policy is se
cured by securities approved and de
posited with the state." This is said
to be misleading in that the securities
deposited secure a fund but not neces
sarily the policy.
Ban on School Fraternities.
S. F. No. 159 bv Miller of Lancaster,
placing a ban on fraternities in pub
lic schools and. prevjnting college fra
ternities from s-oliciting membership
on public school grounds, was recom
mended for passage without objection.
The bill is as follows:
"Section 1. It shall be unlawful for
the pupils of any public high school,
or other elementary schools in this
state, to participate in, or be mem
bers of any secre'r fraternity or secret
organization whatsoever that is in. any
degree a school organization.
"Sec. 2. Any loards of education or
boards of trustees of country high
schools are hereby authorized and em
powered to deny to any student regu
larly enrolled in such high school or
elementary school, who shall violate
section one of this act, any or all of
the privileges oi such high school or
elementary school, or to expel any
such student for failure or refusal tc
comply with this act.
"Sec. 3. It is hereby made a misde
meanor for any person, whether a pu
pil of any such school or not, to be
upon the school grounds, or to enter
any school building for the purpose
of 'rushing or soliciting, while there,
any pupil or pupils of such schools to
join any fraternity, society or asso
ciation organized outside of said
schools. All county courts and justice
courts in this state shall have juris
diction of al! offenses committed un
der this section, and all persons found
guilty of such offenses shall be fined
not less than two dollars nor more
than ten dollars."
Restrict Divorce Evil.
Begole's bill. H. R. No. 142. was re-c-mmended
for passage. It amends the
divorce law of the state providing thut
any person seeking divorce from
causes arising outside the state must
reside in the state two years before
bringing suit for divorce. If the cause
of action happened in the state i
year's residence here is sufficient tim3
in which to begin action. After the
decree cf divorct. has been granted it
shall not be entered on the docket
of the court, or become operative for
six months, during which time a re
view may be ordered at any time on
application of the interested parties
or the court The bill is seeking to
wipe out the custom of eastern people
coming to tho state solely to secure s
divorce when the laws of their own
rtate are more stringent than those
of this state.
Turn Down Request.
The finance committee has disap
proved the request of Labor Commis
sioner W. M. Maupin for a largely in
creased appropriation in his depart
ment, including a raise of his own
salary from $1,500 to $2,000 per year.
As agreed on by the committee, this
appropriation is to be the same as
two years ago.
State Buys School Bonds.
State Treasurer Brian bought school
district bonds issued by the city of
Fairbury to the amount of $.12,000.
The balance, $3,000 issued by the dis
trict, was not offered to the state. The
state also bought $500 of district No.
SO, Cedar county, $4,000 of district No.
60, Thayer county, and $500 of district
No. 6, Boyd county. All these bonds
net the state 4 1-2 per cent interest.
The committee of the whole recom-f
mended S. F. No. 71, D. Baning's do-
murrage bill, as amended by the rail-1
rod committee, for passage.
A New Liquor Bill.
Noyes introduced a bill Thursday
which embodies the plan evolved by
Governor Sheldon in his retiring mes
sage concerninp: the restraint of the
liquor traffic. This measure was sug
gested to Governor Sheldon as a good
substitute for the county option move
ment, and much more suitable from
his point of view. It provides that the
state shall be dry except in those vil
lages and towns where three-fifths of
the people declare in favor of saloons.
At present the state is assumed to
be wet until vcted dry.
Suffrage Bills Dead.:
The senate made quick work of the
Ntwo suffrage bills, S. F. No. 128, by
Miller of Lancaster, a constitutional
amendment submitting the suffrage
question to a vote of the electors of
the state, and S. F. No. 92, by Randall
of Madison, a statutory measure to
give women the right to vote in cities
and towns for officers and for mea
sures other than for constitutional of
fices, here both defeated in final pas
sage. The constitutional amendment
required 20 votes and received 17. The
municipal suffrage bill required a bare
majority, or 17, but it received only
15 Some of the votes on both bills
were generally considered complimen
tary. Laverty of Saunders voted
against the constitutional amendment.
On the democratic side. Banning of
Cass, Bodinson of Buffalo and Hatfield
of Antelope, voted for the Miller bill,
tut voted against the municipal suf
frage measure. The latter measure
really gave the anti-county optlonists
more of a fright than the proposed
The vote on the Miller bill was as
For Banning, Bodinson. Brown,
Cain, Cox, Donohoe, ammill, Hatfield,
King, Majors, Miller, Ollis, Randall,
Ravmond, Thompson Warren Wiltse.
Against Bartos. Besse. Buck. Buhr
man. Diers. Fuller, Henry, Howell,
Ketchum, Klein, Laverty Myers, Ran
som Tanner Tibbets. Volpp. Total, 16.
Following is the vote on the Randall
For Brown. Cain, Cox. Donohoe,
Gammill. King, Majors, Miller, Myers,
Ollis, Randall, Raymond Thompson,
Warren Wiltse. Total 15.
Against Banning, Bartos. Besse.
Bodinson. Buck. Buhrman. Diers, Ful
ler, Hatfield, Henry, Howell, Ketchum,
Klein, Laverty. Ransom, Tanner, Tib
bets, Volpp. Total, IS.
Cost of Bert Tr.ylor's Return.
It cost the state of Nebraska S252.44
to return Bert M. Taylor, the Kearney
county murder, to Minden. This is
the amount of the claim presented by
Sheriff Asa Ransom to Governor Shal
lenberger. The claim has been ap
proved and will be paid by the state.
The state is under no obligation to
pay the $200 reward offered last May
bj- Governor Sheldon because it was
to stand good for only ninety days
as shown by the proclamation. Tay
lor, who murdered his sister-in-law
gave himself up to a brakeman on a
train in California and Sheriff Ran
som brought him back on a requisition
issued by Governor Shallenberger. No
information' as to whether the large
rewards offered by the county ajid pri
vate citizens will be paid has not been
More for High Court.
The supreme court budget will
earn' a total of $77,000 fo salaries, as
against $61,S00 two years ago. This
is brought about by the increase in
the pay of the judges from $2,500 to
$4,500 per year, under the constitu
tional amendment adopted last No
vember. The ola commission of six
members is wiped out and four judges
take its place, but the higher salaries
make the expense some $15,000 larger
In the land commissioner's office,
where Commissioner Cowles has cut
out three superfluous assistants at
$1,000 per year each, the finance com
mittee may recommend a small in
crease for two of the others whose
work has been augmented.
Double Shift for Lincoln.
E. W. Brown of Lancaster has intro
duced i bi!! providing for a double
shift of firemen for the Lincoln fire
department. Omaha has such a law.
South Omaha firemen want it. and
since it is not included in one draft
of the charter another has been intro
duced that does provide for it. The
Lincoln charter makes no provision for
double shift but leaves the control of
the entire matter in the hands of the
proposed commission. The matter of
v double shift has been agitated from
time to time in Lincoln. The demo
cratic majority in the legislature is on
record for home rule and will hardly
attempt to pass such a bill without
the united support of the Lancaster
Boost far Two.
The insurance department is to have
an allowance of $3,500 for running ex
penses, which will be an increase of
$1,000 over two years ago. The state
veterinarian is also allowed $1,000
more than before in his expense fund.
The 1907 appropriation was exhausted
the first of January, when f-"orni2r
Governor Sheldon's appointee left the
veterinarian's office, and a' deficit ex
ists for the remaining three months
of the quarter. Live stock owners
are increasing their requests for the
services of the veterinarian, which is
held to justify the increase. The
appropriation of $100 for a stenogra
pher hr.s been stricken out of the
Four Mile Saloon Limit.
Raines of Webste:- is as determined
to achieve distinction as is Howard of
Douglas. Monday he added to his
fame by a bill which would prevent
students of the university from drink
Ing liquor, or at least making it diffi
cult for them to set the stuff. His bill
would pmend the Siocumb law bv
r.bolishing all .?Ioons within four
miles of any university, state farm, or
normal school, and within two and
cne-half miles of any military post
The bill, passe a. would effect uaily
make Lincoln dry.
Sackctt Law Stays en Books.
Senate- Howell's effort to repeal
the Sackctt law failed in the senate
Thursday following a debate of som
length in which several senators took
occasion to make Douglas countv the
butt of a. numbc- of jests and the
Douglas county members replied beg
ging the members in the name of
home rule to do away with the meas
ure. After the noon adjournment
when the b'll was tnkn un again
in committee of the whole the senato
without more t:.lk gave the quietus
to the act
More Normal Schools Wanted.
Henry of Holt comes to the rescue
of the much-neglected Sixth district
with a bill asking for $125,000 for tho
establishment of two normal schools
in that district The land to the
amount of ten acres must be donated
by local enterprise for a site. Already
a bill is in the house that would give
AinsworVn a normal school and $50,000
to finance it. Still another is asked
for at Crawford. Chadron became
alarmed at the activity of the towns
-...,. .4 , oml Vine cpnt pmi?;snrip tn
aiuuuu i.a .w uu.. -
i work for a normal school at that city.
NEW STRENGTH FOR WOMEN'S
How to Make a Bad Back Better.
Women who suffer with backache,,
bearing down pain, dizzy spells, and
that constant feeling:
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weak and painful I could hardly bend
over to button my shoes and could not
get around without suffering severely
Doan's Kidney Pills helped me from
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WHERE HE STOOD.
Percy Do you think your father
would object to my marrying you?
Pearl I couldn't say. If he's any
thing like me he would.
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
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Take Hall's Karnllr Pills for constitution.
They are considerate youngsters in
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he duly posted: "Dear Angels: We
have sent you grandma. Please give
her a harp to play, as she is short
winded and can't blow a trumpet"
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The Kind You Have Always Bought
Invention of Porcelain.
At a display of porcelain in China
an exhibitor said that Chinese litera
ture ascribes the invention of porce
lain to a period some 25 centures be
fore Christ. Foreign experts are by
no means certain that the art existed
before the seventh century of this era
The Only Way.
Mrs. Sunflower Pete Green am get.
ting to be quite an artist. Dey say he
am wedded to his art Do yo think yo'
could be wedded to yo art, Sam?
Sam Sunflower (with a yawn)
Wall yeas, if art could cook a good
linnah en take in enuff washing tc
'seep me in tobacco money.
Asthmatics, Read This.
If you are nfliicted with Asthma write
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O Happy Beast!
Johnny The camel can go eight
days without water.
Freddy So could I If ma would let
me. Harper's Bazar.
Red. Weak, Weary, Watery Eye
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Try Murine In Your Eyes. At Druggists
As we grow older it is very com
forting to assure ourselves that wrin
kles are merely the dimples uf second
Stiff neck! Doesn't amount to much,
but mighty disagreeable. You've eo idea
how quickly a little Hamlins Wizard Oil
will lubricate the cords and make jou
It makes a woman awfully tired to
see a man make a fool of himself
aver any other woman.
Lewis' Single Binder cigar richest, most
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Some men have no excuse for being
sober when the lid is off.
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