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NOTES OF A WEEK
LATEST HAPPENINGS THE WORLD
OVER TOLD IN ITEMIZED
EVENTS HERE AND THERE
Cendensed Into a Few Lines for th
Perusal of the 3usy Man.
Latest Personal Infor
'Representatives- Fordney of Michi
gan and Byrd of Mississippi, nearly
came to blows on the floor of the
house in an argument over the tariff
Charges were made in the house
that the retention of the countervail
ing duty on oil was left in the Payne
tariff bill in' the interest of the Stand
ard Oil Company.
The Republican insurgents in the
house have prepared to fight any rule
that will limit amendments to the
The attention of congress is to be
v called again to the alleged lnistreat
Vment of some American subjects in
Russia.' Representative Sheppard of
Texas has introduceu a joint resolu
tion requesting the president of the
United States to renew negotiations
with the Russian government.
Following the two-day speech of Mr.
Paj-ne, Champ Clark, minority leader
of the house, began his bombardment
or the tariff bill.
The Democrats in a caucus in
Wsishington decided that hereafter
-.uembers of the party in the house
must abide by the action of a two
thirds majority or be read out of the
The Democrats of the house ways
and means committee in a minority
report say the tariff bill is crude and
If enacted into law will increase the
cost of living.
Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the St.
Paul lumber king, answering Champ
Clark's speech In the house, said
there is no lumber trust and never
has been. i
In the presence of representatives
of the entire department, Ormsby Mc
Harg of North Dakota was inducted
formally into the office of assistant
secretary of commerce and labor.'
Charles D. Norton of Chicago, re
cently appointed assistant secretary
of the treasury to succeed Louis A.
Coolidge, resigned, is to enter upon
his new Unties April 5.
Mrs. Carrie Nation called at -the
White House but was told that Presi
dent Taft was "not in." She said she
wouldn't cry if the lions ate Roosevelt.
Dr. Marriott Hutchlns, president of
the board of education of Lake county,
Mich., was swindled out of 1,000 in
Gov. Curry of New Mexico has with
drawn his resignation at the request of
Mrs. Anna Lecline of Lindenwold,
III., may contest the will of James
MUlikin, the Decatur banker who left
a $1,500,000 estate.
Mayor Rose or Milwaukee' and
President Dickie of Albion college en
gaged in a debate on the prohibition
Former Vice-President and Mrs.
Fairbanks are at Pasadena, Cal., where
they will remain several weeks.
President Taft told Chief Engineer
Goethals, before his departure for
Panama to make every effort to com
plete the canal before the close or
The Jones & Laughlin Steel Com
pany, limited. Pittsburg independents,
have announced the company had sold
to the First Trust & Saving Company
of Chicago, and Blair & Co., of New
York, $15,000,000 of bonds on the
Judge Ellis, sitting in a murder
trial-.atr Amite. La.; forbade reporters
publishing accounts of the testimony
because nine other trials hinge upon
the case and it would be impossible to
get juries for them.
uot. ungues has dismissed the
charges filed with him against-District
Attorney William T. Jerome of New
York city by William T. .ving, repre
senting a committee of stockholders of
the Metropolitan Street Railway Com
pany 'of New York.
An appropriation of one-quarter of a
million dollars is provided for the es
tablishment of a national tubercular
sanitarium in the state of Colorado in
a bill introduced by Representative
Sabath of Illinois.
Mrs. Florence Nichols of Peoria,
111., is near death from blood poisoning
caused by a bite on the arm from Miss
Cleo Kilnatrick, who has been ar
rested. When accused of murdering his
servant, George, crown prince, of Ser
via. renounced his right to the throne.
Headed by Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman
a party of evangelists sailed from Van
couver to spread the Gospel ia the
orient. Australia and Pacific islands.
JA a battle with Snake Indians and
negroes at -Hetfrye'tta. Okla., deputy
sheriffs killed three, wounded five and
Damage estimated at $300,000 was
caused by a snowstorm in Denver and
the city was cut off from communica
tion by wire.
Willie Whitla positively identified
the prisoners in Cleveland. O., who
call- themeslves Mr. and Mrs. James
Boyle, as his abductors.
Mrs. Mary Farmer, when told that
Gov. Hughes of New York had refused
to save her from death in the electric
chair manifested indifference.
'An attempt was made to assassinate
James Macaluso. a wealthy Chicago
steamship agent by throwing a bomb
against hfs home.
I woman woo piaauea me nouu
Kiaaaping ana is Known as bats.
James Boyle, was Anna Overton,
daughter of a .former fireman of Chi
Mrs. Jessie Overton CuTbertson of
Vincennes, Ind., committed suicide
and was not slain; according .to' latest
developr-3Bts in the strange case.
President and Mrs. Taft entertained',
at -dinner at the 'White House warring
factors in the' 'house of representa
tives. The IS railroads of Missouri have
decided to put. into effect April 1, a
three-cent passenger fare.
The original "affinity" wife, Mrs
Ferdinand Pirincy Earte, has sued for
an annulment of her marriage, dc
claring her husband is a, lunatic.
The new" military post to be con
structed, at Waiano, Uka, Island oi
Oahu, Hawaii, has been designatec
Schofield barracks, in honor of the
late Lieut Gen. John M. Schofield.
Mrs. Pierre Lorillard, Jr., wife of
the tobacco 'magnate, committed sui
cide in Washington. Illness is be
lieved to have caused her act
Unopened notes, burled with Mrs.
Pierre Lorillard, Jr., the Washington
society leader, carried to the grave
the secret of her suicide.
The First National bank of Gibson,
Okla., has closed its doors. It is capi
talized at $25,000. All the deposits
have been transferred to the Citizens'
State bank. Depositorswill be paid in
Frederick D. Prentice and 'Miss
Hope Yeager were returned to Toledo,
O., from Oklahoma to answer to
charges growing out of the investiga
tion of the German Fire Insurance
Company, of which Prentice was sec
retary and treasurer, 'and Miss Yea
ger a department manager.
Representative Cox of Ohio called
on President Taft to discuss plans for
the delivery of the gold medals
awarded by the Aero Club of America
to the Wright Brothers of Dayton, O.
Mrs. Lloyd C. Griscom, wife of the
American ambassador to Italy, who
has been ill, underwent a sligh opera
tion which, although successful, will
prevent her leaving Rome until May.
More than 20,000 persons demanded
seats in the Milwaukee hippodrome
where the liquor debate between
Mayor Rose and Samuel Dickie was
held. The building holds 4,000.
Gen. Cipriano Castro, former presi
dent of Venezuela, has sailed from
Havre for home and, it is believed, In
tends to attempt to rule the country
The French chamber of deputies
unanimously adopted M. Delcasse's
motion to appoint a parliamentary
commission to inquire into the state
of the navy before fresh credits were
King Edward has appointed the
earl of Granard a knight of the Order
of St Patrick In place of the earl of
Howth, deceased. The earl of Granard
married Miss Beatrice Mills of New
York in January of this year.
Adjt U. T. Webb, head of the Sal
vation Army of Youngstown, O., com
mitted suicide by swallowing mor
phine. He knelt in earnest prayer
with his wife after taking the drug.
Frederick Richardson, wanted on
charges of fraud amounting to $300,
000, committed suicide in Harrisburg,
Pa., just as the police were about to
The miners' convention at Scranton,
Pa., decided that there will be no
strike onApril 1, when the present
agreement with the operators expires.
Police Commissioner Bingham said
a bribe of $600,000 a year was offered
to him if he would protect certain
criminal interests in New York city.
Plans for the formation of a merger
of four eastern railroads under one
system have been made by George
Gould and others according to a Balti
Mrs. Amos Miller drowned herself
and two children at 8umsbury, Conn.,
while mentally deranged.
Representative Taylor struck Rep
resentative Shoemaker with his fist
and called him a "deceitful liar" dur
ing the progress of an argument over
the woman suffrage bill ill the Ne
William C. Nagel. the oldest en
gineer in point of service on the Big
Four lines, was killed by being struck
by a water crane as he put his head
out of his cab window, 12 miles east
of Greensburg, Ind.
The lower branch of the Connecti
cut general assembly adopted a reso
lution instructing the Connecticut
delegation in congress to favor chang
ing the date of the presidential in
auguration from March 4 to the last
week in April.
Attorney General Wickersham has
asked Wade H. Ellis of Ohio to con
tinue in his present position of assist
ant attorney general, and It was offi
cially announced that Mr. Ellis had
agreed to do so.
Two children of Hcsea Webster, a
merchant of Deals Island, Md., died
as a Jesuit, it is thought, of ptomaine
poisoning, caused by. eating canned
ham. Other members of the family
are in a critical condition.
The Cleveland (O.) police arrested
the kidnapers of Willie Whitla, a man
and a woman, the woman confessing
that she planned the crime.
At the annua meeting of the Penn
sjlvania railroad a resolution empow
ering the board of directors, in its dis
cretion, to increase the bonded indebt
edness of the company to the extent of
$SO,000.000 was ratified.
A secret service fund of $25,000,
asked for by 'Police Commissioner
Bingham .to combat, among other
things, the "Black Hand" evil, was re
fused by the board of aldermen of New
The explosion of a locomotive boiler
killed the fireman and engineer of a
Lehigh Valley freight train at Corfu,
Six men were indicted-in Pittsburg
in connection with the aldermanic
boodle investigations that have been
going on for several weeks.
Miners met in Scranton, Pa to con
sider the difference between the opera
tors and workmen in the anthracite
field and a strike, is feared.
Shingle mills guoughout the state
ot Washington have resumed opera
tions after a month and a half closa
down for the good of the trade.,.
James'fcoyle and the woman he calls
his wife,,, kidnapers, of Willie Whitla,
were placed In jail at Pittsburg for
safe" keeping, the authorities fearing
for their safety at Sharon. -
FIGHT UK INDIANS
CHIEF CRAZY SNAKE AND FOL
LOWERS MAKING TROUBLE.
BLOODY BATTLE IS EXPECTED
Leader of the Aborigines to Be Inter
cepted In His Efforts to Reach
Oklahoma City, Okla. In a pitched
battle at Hickory Ground at 6 o'clock
Saturday evening between a posse of
five officers and twenty Creek Indians
of the Snake clan, Officers Edward
Raum and Herman .Odom of Checotah
were killed. Frank Jones and, Wil
liam Carr, other members of" the
posse, escaped without injury and fled
to the settlements, where the news
of the battle was telephoned to Sheriff
Odom of Mclintosh county.
Oklahoma City; Okla. Chief Crazy
Snake and 100 followers j retreated
before five companies of Oklahoma
militia late Sunday night, thus defer
ring an expected battle until Monday.
Hastily setting fire to his tepees
and tents, the Indian leader with his
mixed company of redskins and ne
groes fled from their blazing camp as
the troops advanced. They took up a
strong position between the North
Canadian river and Deep Fork creek,
about seventeen miles east of Henry
e'tta. Colonel Hoffman, In .command of
the state troops, considered it unwise
to push the pursuit and engage the
Indians in the darkness. Accordingly
he bivouacked his troops for the night
Early in the morning, reinforced by a
company of cowboys from around
Lawton, Okla., all crack shots, he will
lead his forces against the Indians.
Crazy Snake and his braves will be
offered a chance to surrender. If
they refuse the battle will-be on.
Colonel Hoffman sent out numerous
scouts to watch the movements of
the enemy and to give the alarm if
they attempted to flee under cover of
darkness. The commander planned
to allow his weary troops rest on the
field during the sight unless the In
dians attempted to escape to a
The militia officers believe Crazy
Snake wants to reach the Tiger
mountains with his followers before
engaging in a general fight That
the old chief is striving to stir the
Creeks to an uprising and strike for
what he conceives to be liberty was
evident from the smoke of three sig
nal fires on adjacent hills just before
sundown. Old-time frontiersmen who
insist they know what such things
mean declare this is a sign which al
ways ushers in Indian trouble. No
body is wild enough to say the old
chief will get anywhere in his fanat
ical dream of overturning the govern
ment, but certain it is that he is try
ing and just as certain that he will
be ruthlessly crushed, if. he-resists.
Major Charles E. Barrett, in charge
of the commissary, received hurry or
ders by courier to send supplies and
additional ammunition to the soldiers
at the camp. From this it is inferred
that the officers expect a long chase
before a fight
Six men have been killed and a
dozen wounded since the trouble be
gan Thursday. This is the official re
port, and it is believed many more of
the negroes and Indians were killed.
Dr. I. M. Wallace of Dustin, Okla., who
went to the Hickory Hills with the
troopers, declared more than twenty
negroes were killed Thursday and
Saturday, and were given rude burial
without coffins in the vicinity where
the soldiers camped Sunday.
THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS.'
Lower House Will Continue
bate Payne Bill.
Washington The activities of con
gress during the present week will be
confined almost exclusively to the
consideration of the tariff. The
house will proceed with the consider
ation of the Payne bill in general de
bate, and. the hour of the daily sit
tings will 'be extended, the sessions
beginning at 1 o'clock in the morn
ing and ending at night at 11:30 with
an intermission for dinner between
6 and 8 o'clock. The senate will not
be in oosition to take ud the bill un
til it is passed by the house, but the
senate committee on finance will con
tinue consideration of the various
schedules of the measure.
Thinks Salary Too Much.
Washington. Representative Ed
wards (Ga.) is tired of drawing $7,500
for his services as a member of con
gress. He is willing to hold' the job
for $5,000 a year. Accordingly he in
troduced a bill to reduce the salary
of members from $7,500 to $5,000.
Governor Cosgroye Dead.
Paso Robles, Cal. Governor Sam
uel G. Cosgrove of Washington died
here suddenly of Bright's disease.
Dr. Canfield Critically lit.
New York. Dr. James H. Canfield.
librarian of Columbia university, for
mer chancellor of the University of
Nebraska and at times connected
with several other western universi
ties, is in St Luke's hospital here in
a serious condition, suffering from
nervous shock and apoplexy, the
results, it is said, of a street car ac
cident a few days ago. He suffered
a slight stroke of apoplexy after-the
accident and last Wednesday morn
ing was taken to St. Luke's, where
he suffered an other stroke.
Will Not Accept Cut.
Reading, Pa. The executive board
of the eastern division of the Amal
gamated Iron, Steel and Tin Work
ere association, decided' not to ac
cept the reduction of wages as made
by the iron companies of the division;
The action will affect nearly 10.00C
iron workers, comprising the pud
dlers and helpers and will become
effective on Monday. The cut is from
$4 50 to $3.75 per ton for puddlere
and proportionately for all others
The eastern division comprises all ci
the eastern half of Pennsylvania.
AN APPEAL TO NEBRASKANS.
ChffeT Saving Institute of Omaha Must
v Have Larger Building.
The Washington conference of
charity workers, called by ex-President
'Roosevelt, endorsed the policy
oi placing dependent children into
private homes for adoption.
This policy had longbeen pursued
by the Child . Saving' Institute of
Over 2,000 Innocent, dependent chil
dren have been succored by the in
stitute and more than half this num
ber placed in permanent, -comfortable
homes, while the others were restored
to parents and guardians.
Calhr are constantly received for
the admission, of children not only
from the people of-Omaha, but from
the surrounding 'towns and country
districts. The number of applicants
is increasing. The capacity of the
institute is already overtaxed.
The helpless little ones knocking
Sot admission must not be turned
A new' building must be provided.
,a new sue nas neen secured on
Twenty-sixth street -between Leaven
worth, and St. Mary's avenue. The
total cost 'of grounds, a new building
and the furnishing will be $75,000.
Mr. George Joslyn has made a most
generous proposition without a paral
lel in the history of Omaha to give
$25,000 of this on condition that the
whole amount be raised before May 1.
Committees are at work collecting
money for the building fund. A num
ber of handsome subscriptions arc be
Scores of children from many Ne
braska and Iowa communities have
been taken in and cared for in the
Child Saving 'Institute. In one case
seven children from a small Ne
braska town were brought in by an
agent of the institute upon request
ot interested parties. Only a few
days ago three little girls from Lodge
Pole, Neb., were admitted to the in
stitute. For years the facilities of the
Child Saving Institute have been
available to all comers. The insti
tute is a refuge for the sick, help
less, deserted, .dependent children
who must have the systematic care
and attention afforded only by an in
stitution of this kind. " x
The officer in charge of the institute
does not stop to inquire whether the
claims of the stranded children in
country districts are greater or less
than those of children in the city.
While it is tiue'that the institute
looks largely to the benevolent people
of the city for its sustenance, it is
equally true that philanthropic men
and women in various places of Ne
braska have contributed to the sup
port of the institute.
The trustees have put the 'execu
tion of the plans of the building fund
campaign Into the hands of Dr. A.
W. Clark, superintendent, whose
agents and assistants will call per
sonally upon any person who may
express a desire to make a donation
to the building fund.
A condensed list of children brought
from outlaying communities is hereto
Two little slrls from Weeping: Water.
Aeh.. S and 5 yearn old: the father -was
a. veteran of th civil war: physically in
capable of Drnviilillir for the fhiMren
A child of 3 years from Hastings, Nob.
father and mother umrorthv of the care
of any child; brought to the institute and
later placed in the home of an uncle.
Two small children from North Platte,
Neb.; deserted by father; mother tried to
support children and Anally failed In the
Two girls from Konesaw. Neb.: the
mother was dying and father deserted
Baby boy from Geneva, Neb.; the riving
mother left child in the hands of an old
lady who found it impossible to care for
the child longer.
Four children taken from the poor
house nt Blair. Neb.; mother dead; father
iucai-ablc of ifiring for them.
KIght childien from Sidney. Neb.; the
father, a farmer, suffering from a wast
ing disease, moved Into town; mother
supported children by washing for two
years; upon her death their eight children
were brought to the institute and cared
Seven small children from Grafton,
Neb.: mother died with consumption; ut
Four children from Oxford: father died:
mother incompetent; children very bright:
two boys and 'wo girls; brought to the
A famllv from freedom. Frontier coan
ty. Nebraska: father -.lied; mother unequal
to the task of supporting children: brought
to institute ajid placed In good homes.
Four motherless children frrtni :i home
of want and suffering at Blair. Neb.:
placed by th father in the institute and
later the children .were placed in good
Brother and sister from Grand Island;
parents separated: neglected by father;
brought to institute: nlaced in good homes.
Three bright children from Schuyler.
Neb.: two boys end a girl; orphans; placed
in good homes.
Three boys from Custer county. Ne
braska; orphans: brought to the institute;
now In comfortable homes and doing well.
Twenty to twenty-five homeless
children have been brought from
western Iowa to the idstitute during
the past few years and provided with
The Child Saving Institute is lo
cated at Eighteenth and Ohio streets,
Omaha; telephone, Webster 991.
The headquarters of the building
fund committee is in room A-30, parlor
floor. Hotel Rome, Sixteenth and How
ard streets; telephone, Douglas 2051.
Contributions and donations should
be sent to these headquarters.
The benevolent men and women of
Nebraska and Western Iowa are urged
to aid in the effort to raise this build
ing fund on or before May 1.
Make checks payable to the Child
Saving Institute and write the build
ing committee at an early date.
Kissed by 8peaker Cannon.
Washington. For her heroism in
saving the lives of nine children dur
ing the buring of the General Slocum.
near New York, in 1904, Miss Mary
McCabe was presented by Speaker
Cannon, on behalf of congress, with
a silver life saving medal. Then she
was l4 years old. But now, notwith
standing her more advanced age. at
the conclusion of the ceremonies,
Speaker Cannon, "the Iron Duke of
American politics," took her blushing
face between his hands and kissed
'One ot the first Filipino women to
hold a physician's degree will be a
ynung girl from Cavite, who is said to
have taken rank as the most brilliant
student in the Philadelphia Women's
Medical college. As a child at home,
she recalls being awakened by the roar
of Dewey's guns. So were many of her
countrymen and women awakened in a
mental as well as a physical sense.
The average .value of land on Man
hattan Island, according to the assess-1
aient. Is $272,173 an acre.
CAPITAL CRY HEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST AROUND THE
STATE HOUSE. ' '
THE WORK OF THE UW IMKERS
Legislative Facts and eseip News
ef the State Capital.
Allowance for State University.
The state university promises to be
well treated at the hands of the state
senate in regard to the appropriations
that will be granted. The university
officials asked the addition of $100,000
to the mill levy and the senate com
mittee on finance, ways 'and means
has shown no disposition to' reduce
that amount The committee will rec
ommend that the senate give the state
-school all that the house bill called
for. and an additional appropriation of
$25,000 may be recommended. i
Chancellor Avery appeared before
the committee and. advised the uem
bers of the needs of the appropriation.
He declared that $30,000 of the special
appropriation would be used to buy a
drill ground and an athletic Cbeld.
while the balance would be utilized for
making additions to the power plant,
the electric light plant, a standpipe at
the farm and repairs on the green
A special fund of $20,000 has been
approved for the farmers' institutes
and $15,000 for the North Platte ex
periment station. If the senate sees
fit to add any conditional appropria
tion to that which the house appruved
Chancellor Avery advised the senators
to add a larger sum to that set aside
for farmers' institutes and also for
some cf the experiment stations. It
was suggested that $20,000 more could
be used to a good advantage in bny -
ing more campus room.
Final Session of the Sifters.
The sifting committee of the nnuse
has held its last session unless the
house gives its specific orders to the
contrary, the last meeting resulting
iu me gnnuing out ui mis gnsi:
72 Brown of Lancaster Fixing sal
ary of fire commissioner.
32C Cooperrider Not
513 Prohibits contracts based on an
520 Appointment of state architect.
577 Amends criminal code.
427 Resolution favoring btate
566 Defines the word "cemeter .'
55 Prohibits discrimination by lite
248 Receiving or concerning stolen
474 Regulates the practice of den
tistry. 216 Amends primary law.
220 Amends primary law.
435 Requires railroads to
stock yard facilities.
578 Regulates issuance of stocKs
399 Repeals tax on peddlers.
100 Amends primary lav..
91 Amends road law.
99 Amends road law.
134 Duties of district courts.
152 Establishes school of citizen
ship. 4 Defines agricultural seeds and
prohibits mixture and adulteration.
143 Requires telephones installed
by public service corporations.
A rule was adopted late in the after
noon that no more bills shall be taken
from general file without the order of
the house. This amounts to an in
definite postponement of all bills en
the general file
Unless the house, by
a majority vote, decides to pull a bill
from the general file the house will be
limited to the consideration of bills
passed by the senate, bills recom
mended by the bouse sifting commit
tee, and bills en third reading. Spe-
cial provision was made for the con- J
sideration of the amendments to the I
pure 'food law reported by the com
inittee on miscellaneous subjects.
Signed by Governor.
Governor Shallenberger Wednooday
signed the following bills:
H. R. No. 159. by Kuhl State con-
ventions to be held the last Tue&dav
in .Tnlv lirinr to nrimnrips to ninkp
M V !.! I..- 2!.n EV... ll.
j a. iu ..v. ..x-z. jj fc?ii;;i mi nit; i
election of precinct and district as- j
sessors every two years.' - t
H. R. No. 70. by !.ibe For Hcens-1
ing of nurses. j
H. R. No. M3. by 'arr Procedure t ssncd H. R. 423, the so-called guar
for changing boundaries of school dis-' onty of i)ank deposits. He signed it
trJcts- jnrlng the forenoon and in a few
H. R. No. 228. by Criffen Prohibits . mmut0s afterward the senate ordered
dumping trash in drainage ditchss. jV.,000 copies printed for equal distrlbu-
H. R. No. 215, by Skeen Defining lti'on to members of the legislature,
the duties of precinct' and distr.ct J Tno governor signed S. F. 315. by
assessors and assessing grain on hand t Howell, a bill providing a pension fund
held by grain brokers as tangible for teachers of the Omaha public
property. J scnools. the teachers themselves to ae
H. R. No. 12S, by Lawrence -x,i'5- required to contribute a small percent
tary code. i aje fronj their salaries to this fund.
Salary of Supreme Curt.
The senate judiciary committee
Thursday reported for the general file
H. R. 86, a bill designed to make the
office of the clerk of the supreme
court a salaried office instead of a fee
office. The bill as it came from the
house reduces or raises the clerk's
salary, as the cate may he. to 34,000
a year and gives the deputy clerk
$2,500 a year. The senate committee
recommended that the bill be amended
by making the deputy rejiorter's salary
$2,500 a year and by striking out the
Woman Suffrage Killed.
- The senate for the third time de
feated a woman suffrage bill Thurs
day. This time it was H. R. No. 120,
which the house, passed, evidently
with the understanding that the senate
would do as it had done with the same
kind of a bill on a previous occasion.
Twenty votes, or three-fifths of the
senate, is required to submit to f the
people a constitutional amendment. H.
R. No. 120 is a proposed constitutional
amendment for the purpose of strik
ing out the word "male" in fhe sec
tion defining electors. It r3cched
Traveling Men Appear.
A committee of traveling men com
posed of L. W. Garoutte, H. C. Wyrick:
and C. D. Edleman. of the board of
directors of Post C -Travelers Protec-
tiye association of Lincoln, appeared
before the general appropriations com
mittee of the legislature Monday night
for the purpose of asking for an ap
propriation to be recommended for
rthe labor commissioner, in whose
bands the enforcement of the. "hotel
I bill" is placed. It contains an item
sufficient at least for tfie employment
of one inspector' and ' his expenses
while enforcing the instructions of the
chief. According to Mr. Garoutte there
need not be a great amount spent by
the bureau in searching out infract
tions of the law. The traveling men,
who are the originators of the bill,
promise hearty co-operation along the
lines that will conservatively protect
the traveling public and public house
keepers alike. Mr. Garoutte had with
him a section of one of the comforters
that the general public sometimes sub
mits to being quartered under, to
gether with a flimsy, frazzled towel
and a single 'pillow slip, the sole 'fur
nishings of theSx9x6 ceiling, besides
a thropiiiartor iron hrdtpnd and a
bowl and pitcher. This wholly unven
tilated and unsanitary "stall" of a
sleeping room, the committee stated;
is air too common over the state, and
while the traveling men themselves
arc experienced enough to dodge them,
or "kick" the foul furnishings or them
selves out of submitting to being im
posed upon by their use, the general
public are the ones who rather than
"make a scene," submit for the time
being to the disease breeding condi
tions. Want Good Beer or None.
The ronly other bill of any impor
tance that was considered in com
mittee of the whole by the hoiue
was the creation of a beer inspection
department that is intended to secure
nuro beer for the thirstv consumer and
.at (he same tfme be a gourco of
revenue for the state. The governor
s to appoint as many deputies as are
needed at salaries of $1,200 a year
each and a chief at a salary of $2,090
a year. All beer manufactured in the
state to be inspected and branded as
to purity. "All beer shipped into the
state for the retailer must also be in
spected. For this work a fee of one
cent a gallon Is to be paid into the
state treasury. It is claimed that SOO,
000 barrels of booze will be affected
by this bill, or 25,600,000 gallons. This
means at one cent a gallon a revenue
I for the state of $256,000. Although
Sink pointed out that the money will
have to be paid bv tho retailer of
liquor who already pays a licence, the
house recommended the measure for
passage after amending it thr.t all
liquor shipped out of the state need
net be inspected. Shoemaker tried
to amend the bill to make the fee one
fourth cent of a gallon. He said that
j was enough to pay the expense and
I leave a neat sum for the state. He
also hinted darkly that the bill as it
is recommended is unconstitutional
and that he was but trying to save It
In some degree. He did not state his
Killing the Bartos Bills.
The slaughter which was begun
some weeks ago on the numerous in
surance bills of -Senator Bartos has
not ended, and Friday another of his
measures failed to pass the committee
of the whole. The "affidavit" bill. No.
202. and the 6 per cent dividend bills
are the only ones that have as yet
stocd the least bit of a show in the
upper houoe. The "affidavit" bill was
treated like molten metal and not a
senator seemed to dare to get near
enough to it to cast an opposing vote.
The 6 per cent bill yet is in the bal
ance, and already it nas neen pruuea
to raise the possible dividends for in-
surance firms on non-participating pol
icies to the stockholders to S per
The measure that was killed Friday
provided that the auditor, the governor
and the state treasurer should le per-
initted to investigate the rates oa the
' premiums paid by surety and fidelity
companies and to fix a maximum rate
for these concerns upon bonds, con
tracts and stipulations that may be
! The Ledigh bill fixing the salary
m. .- 1 1. r l..r. .......mxr. n.i..t nt
' l"!' ' , i n""7"": " ," ""
i 2,.uu a year wiin au uuuiuunui auui
of S1.500 ior
his duties as head M-
l.MOTa.. ....... rftf.uai.1 nnonininnclr liV
Uiai 1UU was jnsai:u " "
!,- nA..A C.I1 Tli ciUw rtf in a
rencrtcrs was nxcd at $2,500 a'yeir.
Signs Banking Bill,
Governor Shallenbor&'or Thursday
Net Weight Bill Endorsed.
The house Friday afternoon n-commended
for passage the Smith bill. H.
R. 486. as amended by the committee
on miscellaneous subjects. The
amendments provide for the incorpora
tion of the national clause regarding
branding as to "weight.
The naticnal pure food act leaves
the matter of branding weights op
tional with the rood manufacturer and
provides that when net weight is stat
ed that it must be correct.
The clause relating to bleached Hour
allows the sale of bleached flour r.
To Correct Omaha Charter.
Governor Shallenberger Wednesday
sent a bill to the senate to perfect
the Omaha city charter, S. F. No. 1,
which was 'signed by him Tuesday.
It has been discovered that the Om
aha charter bill fails to repeal the
sections of the present statute which
it seeks to amend. Under the rulings
of the courts such bills are invalid.
Ransom of Douglas introduced the bill
presented by the governor. The new
bill must be passed by botli houses
before it can b?come a law.
NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES.
Items cf Interest Taken From Here
and There Over the State. .
The Midwest Life.
The Midwest Life Insurance com
pany is an old line Insurance com
pany organized under the laws -of
the. state of Nebraska whose home
office is located at Lincoln.
Its premium rates axe a3 low as
those of eastern companies and the
provisions of Its policies are fair and
reasonable. All the investments of
The Midwest Life are made in Ne
braska securities and the money paid
to it for jpremlam Is thereby kept ia
the state. Practical and experienced
life insurance men are back of The
Midwest Life. It will be three years
old in May next and has over $1,500,
000 of insurance In force.
The Midwest Life has plenty of ter
ritory in Nebraska for good, active
and capable agents who wish to take
up the work of soliciting1 life Insur
ance either on full or part time. Lib
eral commissions are paid. For ad
ditional information write to N. Z.
Snell. President, Lincoln.
"A noteworthy occasion- to the Ger
man Lutheran church at Tobias was
the dedication on Sunday of their
new pipe organ.
Preliminary steps for thc- opening
of an interurban railway line between
Sioux City and Hartington, Neb.,
have Veen taken by Sioux City and
Nebraska business men.
George Warren, a leading citizen
and a democratic leader of Johnson
county, was found dead In his room,
evidently having passed away ten or
twelve hours before of heart trouble.
The city of Lincoln has won its suit
for dollar gas.
William and Charles Deeken. broth
ers, between the ages of 25 and 30
years, were arrested in Sioux City on
the charge of robbery and brought
back to Pender to be given a trial.
They are accused of robbing Sydney
Graves of $400. When arrested they
bad $165 on their person.
Noal Bryan of Otoe county pur
chased seven head of mules from
Charles O'Brien on the east side of
the river, and was showing a team of
them on the streets in Nebraska City
when an automobile frightened one
of the mules so that it reared up and
fell over dead.
John, the 15-year-old son of Chris
Coffey, ticket agent for the Burling
ton railway. Nebraska City, accident
ally shot himself while out duck
bunting in a boat. He was getting
out of the boat and pulled the gun
toward him. He died almost in
stantly. William L. Gettle. son of W. G.
Gcttle. arrived in Humboldt from
Washington. D. C having been honor
ably discharged on the 12th as first
class electrician on the cruiser May
flower, after a service of four years
in the navy. Mr. Gettle at once re
enlisted, and is home on a thirty
days' furlough to visit his parents.
Louis Larsen. living one mile east
of Kennard. met with a very serious
accident while hoisting hay into the
barn with a team and hay fork. He
was walking !ehind the doubletree,
when a tug broke and the end of the
singletree struck him a terrific blow
in the stomach. He fc still alive, but
no hopes are entertained for his re
covery. "We. the jury, find for the plaintiff
and assess her damages at $4,283.75."
This was the verdict of the jury in
the suit of Lena Margaret Lillie
against the Modern Woodmen or
America to recover a $3,000 policy on
the life of her husband, Harvey M.
Lillie. The suit had been fought be
cause of the allegation that Mrs. Lil
lie was the cause of her husband's
Rev. George J. Glauber, rector of
the Catholic church at Hartington.
died of paralysis at the age of 55.
Born in Buffalo, he was educated at
St, Joseph's college there and St. Je
rome's at Berlin. Canada, and gradu-
ated in theology at Niagara univer
sity. In 1877 he was ordained by
Bishop Ryan. The next, year he was
appointed to Lincoln and bad charge
also of missions in the southwest ot
the state, building churches at Hast
ings, Orleans, Wheatley and Fairfield.
Daniel Ducello, an old resident
ranchman living in the North Platte
valley, was arrested charged with ma
liciously poisoning the live stock or
Charles Henry, his neighbor. The
wholesale killing of Henry's property
was rjported two week3 as" and
Sheriff Beal has been keeping guards
on watch for further acts. Ducello
was caught in the act of placing salt
mixed with parts green aad a sack
of alfalfa hay dampened and sprin
kled thoroughly with- parts green in
Beatrice bloodhounds did effective
work in trailing down the murderers
of William Dillon, near Oxford. The
dogs took up the4trail. which Avas
several days old, and as a result two
boys. George Critzer and Ben Hed
dendorff. were arrested and have con
fessed to the crime. According to
their story, Heddendorff did the
shooting, and in the division of the
plunder Critzer secured only $20 and
a watch for his share of the results
of the crime. The man killed lived
alone on his farm.
Word was received in Tecumseh
that Ben, the 4-year-oid son of Mr.
and Mrs. J.'C. Vanleer of Sheridan.
Wyo.. had been drowned. The par
ents formerly resided in Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Falk of Beat
rice are the parents of triplets, three
boys, born last week.' The babies
are healthy and well formed and
weigh 8, 7 and C pounds, respectively.
The talent for the 1909 Fairbury
Chautauqua has ?.1I been booked, and
includes some of the strongest num
bers the local program has ever cm
braced. The dates of the asscmbly
this year are August 13 to 23.
Coe Olmsted committeed suicide
on the farm of Daniel Hall, four miles
east of York, by shooting himself in
the head with a shotgun. Ho was
about 36 years old and unmarried.
His widowed mother Iive3 at Kaho
Senator Diers' bill providing for
the lowering of the exemption of
wages from garnishee proceedings
from 90 per cent to 75 per cent was
passed by the senate by a vote of 21
to 9. The bill as amended provides
that no- one s wages shall be subject
to these proceedings except for debts
contracted for the necessities of life.
rr4 W py.
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