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GUARANTY BUNK M
A CONFERENCE FOR DISCUSSION
.OF THE MEASURE.
GOV, SHULLENBEBGER INVITED
Telegram From Gov. Haskell and
Reply Thereto by the Chief
Executive of Nebraska.
Governor Shallenberger lias accept
ed an invitation from Governor Has:
kell to attend a conference between
these two and the governor of Kansas
to discuss a way to defend the bank
ing law of Oklahoma, which is now
pending in the supreme court of the
Governor Shallenberger is much im
pressed with the banking law of
Texas, which goes into effect January
1. This law provides that the state
banks must guarantee their deposits
either by taking but an indemnity
policy or by a mutual arrangement.
He has received a copy of the Okla
homa law and has the opinion of At
torney General Thompson that it
would stand the test of the constitu
tion in Nebraska.
The telegram sent by the governor
of Oklanoma was as follows:
"Guthrie, Okl.. Governor A. C. Shal
lenberger, Lincoln Nebraska, Kansas
and Oklahoma have mutual intefests
In the banking law question. Our test
case originated in state court. Our
law fully upheld by our supreme court.
Case now in United States supreme
court on appeal from state supreme
court. Will probably be reached about
February or March. I believe all three
states are mutually interested in the
Oklahoma case and therefore have
decided to invite conference and mu
tual co-operation between Kansas,
Nebraska and Oklahoma. Kindly ad
vise me if you think well of this con
ference and co-operation.
"C. N. HASKELL, Governor."
Governor Shallenberger announcing
that lie would accept the invitation of
Governor Haskell for a conference of
the executives of Oklahoma, Kansas
and Nebraska, wrote the following let
ter to the Oklahoma governor:
"I have your telegram relative to
the matter of a conference to be held
by those officially interested in and
empowered with the enforcement of
the guaranty of deposits law in the
states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Ne
braska. "In reply I will say that it seems to
me that the suggestion is a good one
aud I will be very glad to assist in
any way. The laws of the three
states have all been attacked upon
uifferent points and the federal courts
in Nebraska and Kansas have en
joined the laws of these respective
states for different reasons, and, as
you suggest, it seems to me highly
to be desired, that the lawyers hav
ing in charge the cases for the differ
ent states and the executive depart
ments having in charge the enforce
ment of the laws, should mutually
confer and agree as to a general
"I will be very glad to hear from
rou further in the matter, as doubt
less you have given it attention, and
I would like to know if it is your
Idea to hold the conference in one of
the respective states, or to confer at
the time of the meeting of governors,
called for January lo, next, at Wash
ington. D. C.
State Aid for Counties.
Superintendent Bishop has made
his certificate to the state auditor
showing what counties are entitled to
share in the state aid fund under the
act of 1909. The apportionment of
this fund is made in accordance with
section 14b, subdivision 2, school
laws, which provides that the state
superintendent shall, on or before the
last Monday in December of each year
certify th.e amount of state aid due
the various counties to the state audi
tor, who shall draw warrants on the
state treasurer in favor of the county
treasurer for the amount so specified
by the superintendent of public instruction.
No Need of Policemen.
No force was patrolling the streets
at any time during Christmas and no
necessity for such was found. Chief
Malone says a patrol force would not
be necesary at any time now that Lin
roln has abolished the saloons. The
office force, and two or three plain
clothes men ready to answer calls at
any time could, in the judgment of
the chief take care of the situation.
The element which has in the past
required constant attention has been
leaving the city since it has been
found so difficult to "wet up.'
Last of Dinnuzzo Case.
The supreme court overruled the
motion for rehearing in the case of
the state against Dinuzzo of Omaha,
winding up the effort to reopen the 8
o'clock closing case.
Cowgill Rivals One T. R.
W. II. Cowgill, railway commis
sioner, will within a day or two have
on exhibition for the pleasure of his
friends the head of an elk which was
brought down by his trusty rifle and
which on Christmas day took the blue
ribbon in a contest at Bozeman. Mont.
The head with two deer heads, the
result of Mr. Cowgill's deadly aim,
are now on the road to Lincoln by ex
press. This elk Mr. Cowgill shot and
killed at a distance of 500 yeards af
ter trailing the animal through the
snow for five or six hours.
Sackett Law Invoked.
Governor Shallenberger 'has been
called upon to invoke the Sackett law
against certain officials at Brady, Lin
coln county. The complainant wrote
the governor that the village license
board granted a license to a saloon
keeper and that the matter was tak
en into court and the supreme court
instructed the licensing body to re--voke
its action. The complainant
said the board did revoke the license,
but within a few hours issued anoth
er one to the same party and the
saloon is now running illegally.
NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES.
Items of Interest Taken From Her
and There Over tha State.
The Union depot at ifremont is de
clared not large enough to handle
the crowds and something must be
done to remedy matters.
A Holdrege man has perfected an
invention by which "rubbernecks"
cannot "cut in" and hear what it
going over the telephone wire.
Mail carriers on rural routes ara
having much trouble in getting the
mail through on time in consequence
of cold weather and deep snow.
In the course of a few months the
proposition of voting a $100,000 court
house will again be placed before the
people of Dawson county.
The official mortality statistics for
Columbus and vicinity show that the
birth rate has exceeded the death
rate of about 3 to 2.
Cupid is working overtime all along
icuittsntt liuca iuac . j jy
Prosneritv and cold weather inspires
the boys and girls to get busy.
At this writing ExGovernor Mickey
is very low with no hope of his re
covery. He has been sick for a num
ber of weeks.
The Boys' band, consisting of about
twenty-five boys under the age of 15,
organized in Superior about four
months ago, are now appearing on
the streets and playing for public
A gun, supposed to be unloaded,
was discharged in the home of
Charles Gunther at St. Charles, Cum
ing county, seriously wounding his
15-year-old boy, The gun was fired by
a younger brother.
Governor Shallenberger received a
letter from former State Senator W.
R. Patrick of Omaha calling his at
tention to what he declares is open
defiance of the law by the authorities
at Omaha in permitting prize fighting.
A number of Omaha saloon men
have lost their licenses by disregard
ing the eight-hour law. Temperance
people are active and keep close
watch on infractions of tne legislative
At Kearney, Paul Raridan. a lad
well up in his teens, was found guilty
of obtaining money under false pre
tenses and fined $50 on two counts.
Young Raridan signed and passed a
Lewis Allen, a farmer living near
Valley, pulled a shotgun out of hi
buggy while out hunting rabbits and
it discharged, shattering his right arm
so badly that it will have to be am
putated. The Christian Endeavor society of
the Presbyterian church of Ponca has
been working to secure a mile of pen
nies for their new church. Last week
the "reds" and "blues" reported $140
now in the treasury. They have been
working at it for about two months.
The verdict of the coroner's jury af
ter an inquest on the body of Thomas
P. Ryan, who died at Wood River
was: "We find that Ryan came to his
death as the result of a fractured
skull, the result of a blow received at
the hands of Charles Thompson."
Will Madgett. who has been promot
ing the organization of a stock com
pany for the erection of .a new hotel
in Hastings, has announced that he
has obtained subscriptions for $34,000
of stock. It is proposed to erect a
building that will cost about $73,000.
The case of Mrs. Etta Lepinski vs.
A. L. Yarter et al of Hastings, in
which Mrs. Lepinski sought to re
cover damages in the sum of $15,000
for the alleged sale of liquor to her
husband was settled by agreement
The defendants agreed to pay the
costs of the suit and $000.
Word was received at Superior of
the tragic death of John Fogler and
wife, who were murdered in their
home in far away Germany. The mur
der was the result of thieves attempt
ing to rob the Fogler home and being
surprised in their work by the old
gentleman, who was nearly 80 years
old. The Fogler family left Superior
about twelve years ago.
The annual farmer's institute will
be held in Superior on January 10 and
11. It promises to be more than the
usual institute this year and will be
more of a combined farm product and
poultry show. The commercial club
has taken an active interest and in
co-operation with the farmers has
created a fund which will be used in
giving cash prizes.
The Nebraska Horticultural socie
ty, has completed the program for the
forty-first annual meeting to be held
at University farm January 18, 19
and 20. One rather new feature is
an apple judging contest. One hun
dred dollars in premium money will
be prorated among those scoring more
than seventy points out of a possible
Yesterday the price of hogs, says an
Omaha paper, advanced under the
light holiday receipts to the highest
price paid in South Omaha, $8.45 per
hundred. The receipts at the South
Omaha yards were not quite 4,000
head. Receipts at other points were
lighter in comparison and the big de
mand in Chicago and other markets
reflected on the South Omaha offer
ings. The packers shied considerably
on the prices demanded, but finally
came to the high point again.
At Battle Creek a man giving his
name as Camby was arrested as a
suspicious character. In his posses
sion was found about $50 worth of
jewelry and a purse contained quite a
sum of money. The articles found on
him were all identified as the property
of citizens of that place.
A thoroughbred bull terrier costing
$150 in Boston has just arrived in
Central City, being purchased by Al
bert A. Hastings, president of the
Platte Valley Land and Loan com
pany of this place. The terrier is a
brindle, seven months old and a
splendid specimen of a thoroughbred.
Waylaid and shot and his head
mangled with a hatchet or some pth
er sharp instrument was the fate of
J. J. Davis, an oldtime resident of,
Aainsworth. when on his way home,
between 11 and 12 o'clock at night
The body was then dragged a distance
of twenty feet and left in a building.
Two men are under arrest.
M. A. Blaylock of Orchard commit
ted suicide in the Johnston hotel at
Ferriday. La., by cuting his throat
with a knife. Blaylock came to Fer
Tiday from Orchard. Neb., two or
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found to outnumber those paid by any
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is in charge of the prosecution of the
law breakers which the government Is
carrying forward,, and the attorney
general knows, aa the country knows,
that the legal opinion of the president
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they wish to talk with the president
without being obliged to wait their
turns with senators, representatives and
the private citizens of the land, who
under the new arrangement are given
a waiting room of their own.
Mr. Taft's cabinet forms what might be called
a legal family. Most of the members are law
yers of the first rank, and it is an open secret
that they were selected because of their high
nbility. There are no longer books on nature and
books on general history subjects in the office li
brary of the White House. New book shelves
have been put in and on them are hundreds of
the brownish-red covered volumes which beto
ken the law book. It is said that cabinet meet
ings these days take on the semblance of a con
sultation of lawyers. As an example of this it
may be said that one day the president in talking
to some newspaper correspondents said that no
matter what subject was broached in the cabinet
room at that time the thoughts of everyone went
from the suggested subject to the matter of the
strengthening of the anti-trust laws.
What the president said at that time is prac
tically true of most of the present sessions of
JACOB M.DCHIM(JM, SECRETARY
soil be brings his best
efforts to bear to cul
tivate a garden. The
secretary has read the
story written by Mrs.
Theodore Thomas, the
widow of the great
orchestra leader, a
story which told how
she made a success
ful garden on the
rock-bound hills of the north. Mr. MacVeagh has
profited by the reading and while his garden per
haps is not equal to that planned and cultivated
by Mrs. Thomas, it contains many of the flowers
of the kind that make pleasant what people are
given to call old fashioned gardens.
Mr. Taft consults his treasury chief about econ
omies In government It was Mr. MacVeagh who
was asked as soon as Mr. Taft took office, to pro
vide ways and means to save money in the differ
ent departments. The merchant cabinet member
had the advantage of a long business training,
and It did not take him long to discover that it
was possible to save many thousands of dollars
by putting business methods In effect in the dif
ferent bureaus of government It was found for
instance, that a good many bureaus of the depart
ments were In the habit of purchasing their sup
plies independently. The result of this was that
some of them were paying much more money
for some articles than was being paid by others.
Reform In nurchase methods has come and it
the cabinet, for it is known that while Mr. Taft
is anxious to carry out the Roosevelt policies, he has come also in many other lines, the net re-
wants to buttress them with the law so that no suit being that Uncle Sam's pocketbook Is being
constitutional flaws can be found In them by
means of which after the best intentions on the
part of the legislators, the guilty might find a
means of escape.
It must not be supposed for an instant that be
cause most of Mr. Taft's cabinet members are
lawyers, they have no avocations in life to turn
them aside frequently from their vocations. Take
the ranking member of the cabinet for instance.
Philander Chase Knox. The secretary of state is
a devotee of the outdoor life, and Is no less ac
tive in open air pursuits than was President
Roosevelt, though it is true that Mr. Knox does
not care for the pursuit of game nor for the study
of natural history.
The secretary of state, when he is not discuss
ing matters with the president or is not engaged
in straightening out international tangles, is eith
er playing golf or driving a pair of fast spirited
horses. There are few more ardent lovers of "the
noble horse" than Secretary Knox. He rides oc
casionally and he is not averse to taking a five
bai red gate if his mount is a jumper, and If the
ge happens in his way. The secretary's chief
delight is driving. On his Pennsylvania farm
near Valley Forge, the scene of the awful winter
which was passed by the continental army under
George Washington. Mr. Knox has many horses
of approved pedigree, and many dairy animals
also of noted forbears.
Franklin MacVeagh. the secretary of the treas
ury, who is the second ranking officer in Mr.
Taft's cabinet is a merchant a 'though in early
days he studied Jaw. Mr. MacVeagh is not given
particularly to the strenuous life as it is viewed
generally. He is much of a walker and has a
love of nature which leads him afield on many a
ramble, but for games, and for shooting, the sec
tetary cares Mttl.
lp near Dublin. New Hampshire, the treasury
rhief has a country home and there on the rocky
saved a good many thousands of dollars yearly.
Jacob M. Dickinson, the secretary of war in Mr.
Taft's cabinet, is a southern man and a Demo
crat It may seem a little curious at first thought,
but it is a fact that the army officers in the main,
are glad that a southerner is the chief of the war
department Despite the attitude of some Demo
cratic southern members of congress on army
questions generally, the southerners feel kindly
toward the officers and men of the service. There
is something in the military life that appeals to
them, and while the official southern Democrats
generally are outspoken against what they call
the danger of a great standing army, the military
establishment as it is has their sympathy always,
and their support frequently.
The secretary of war comes from that section
of the country where everybody loves horses, and
he is no exception to the rule. He Is a golf play
er also, and this fact perhaps makes him appeal
to Mr. Taft's sympathies just as much as does the
fact that the secretary is a great lawyer. Secre
tary Dickinson is not serving in .Washington in
an official capacity for the first time. Years ago
he was the assistant attorney general during the
last 24 months of the Cleveland administration,
and he was counsel for the government afterward
in the matter of the settlement of the Alaskan
When the president has a particularly knotty
problem in legislation on hand and heeds to study
it from a legal standpoint, he goes over it himself
first, just as a judge on the bench does with sub
mitted evidence, forms his own opinion, and then
ctlls in the "supreme court" of his cabinet which
is composed of the great lawyers. Knox. Dickin
son, Wickersham, Nagel and Ballinger. It is pos
sible that Mr. Taft depends just as much upon
the legal opinion of his secretary of war as he
does upon that of his attorney general. At any
rate the war secretary is accounted by Mr. Taf
FRANKUN MacVMAGH .SECRETARY
OF THE TREASURY
cabinet position was called by the
press of the country "the great un
known." Mr. Wickersham is no
longer unknown: His position as
the attorney for the United States
in all Its civil and criminal pro
ceedings keeps him constantly in
The attorney general looks like
a student. Lawyers say of him that
he has one of the keenest and most analytical
minds known to the profession. Mr. Wickersham
cares very little for the outdoor life and perhaps he
is a man who by temperament would not nave ap
pealed in the least to a president like Theodore
Roosevelt, but the attorney general has diversions
which occupy his leisure hours, and they are di
versions, of -which, unquestionably the countr
will approve. He is interested in the welfare of
at least a dozen charitable organizations and one
of his beliefs is that: "He gives twice who gives
quickly." Mr. Wickersham is immensely Interested
in the welfare of the blind. He is a director of a
great New York institution which cares for and edu
cates children who have lost their sight.
Frank H. Hitchcock, who is Mr. Taft's postmas
ter general, is a bachelor, devoted to the outdoor
life, a lover of birds and beasts and a student of
nearly every branch of natural history. Not only
is the postmaster general a student of nature, but
he has done an immense amount of work along sci
Three years ago last summer the writer of this
article went to Oyster Bay, the home of President
Roosevelt. Mr. Hitchcock was there also, and sev
eral hours were spent in his company in the
grounds outlying the former president's home.
There is a deep wood just beyond the Roosevelt
lawn and garden, and from the wood on that sum
mer day there came constantly, songs of birds,
many different species singing one after the oth
er. Many of the notes that were heard were those
of different members of the little warbler family,
birds whose notes are so similar that it is impos
sible for any except the most sensitive ear to differ
entiate between them. Mr. Hitchcock identified one
bird after another simply by hearing its song. Once
on a time the postmaster general classified 10,000
birds for a museum of natural history with which
he was connected. One of the ties between the
present postmaster general and former President
Roosevelt was their common love of nature.
Secretary of the Interior Richard A. Ballinger
has few diversions except that of golf. Mr. Ballin
ger was born in Iowa 50 years ago, and nearly all
his life has been spent in some part of the west
When James Wllsbn, secretary of agriculture,
was asked once what his diversion was he an
swered, "farming." This idea of diversion is one
that is held largely by men who combine the love
of nature with agricultural instinct
One of Mr. Wilson's diversions is story telling.
They say In Washington that if his homely sayings
could be gathered and put into a book, the reader
would get a fund of humor and wisdom combined.
When Charles Nagel, Mr. Taft's secretary of
commerce and labor. Is not engaged in the work of
his department he is thinking over matters of edu
cation and art. Mr. Nagel is to some extent a de
votee of the outdoor life, but he is prone to giving
much of his time to the study of matters pertain
ing to the schools.
Taking Mr. Taft's cabinet all In all it is just about
as human a body of men as can be gathered togeth
er. There Is an impression prevalent that the mem
bers ot this Washington official family are rather
of what Walter Scott calls, "the-dry-as-dust" mate
rial, but there has been a misunderstanding appar
ently concerning the nature of these advisers of tha
president. They know their law and they know
their agriculture and their finance, but while they
know how to study they also know how to play, but
not one of them knows how to play one whit bet
ter than does their chief, who Is about as jolly a
man personally as the United States has yet pre
Why She Married Him.
John J. Hayes, the marathon cham
pion, was describing in New York the
enthusiasm that the marathon race
caused among Americans in London.
"That race," he said, "was the chief
motive that took us Americans abroad
last summer. Indeed, coming back on
the boat I heard an almost incredible
story about the race's attraction.
"There was a very pretty girl
aboard who seemed unhappy. Her un
hapjiness .was due to .her husband.
She was married to a rich, but very
old man; he might have been her
"She was a very frank sort of girL
and she confided her marital troubles
to one of the ladies at her table. From
her confidence it was plain that the
aged husband was a brute.
" 'But my dear child,', said the lady,
'what ever induced you to marry such
" "Well, you see," said the girl, 1 was
so anxious to see that marathon
Fewer Books Borrowed.
The borrowing of novels is declin
ing all over England, being not more
than 15 per cent of the work done
by public libraries. In the public li
braries of the United Kingdom there
are 4,000.000 reference and 8,000,000
lending books; 11,000,000 reference
books are consulted every year, ac
cording to the records, and at least an
equal number are taken from the
shelves and consulted without being
recorder!. Every year 60,000,000 books
are lent for home reading. Giving
further detail the Investigator states
that "the taste for history, biography
and travel Is on the wane; readers
are all for science and sociology, and
new books on socialism are always
in demand." Progress.
Punctured Cloth a Trimming.
There is a broadcloth trimming now
in use which is covered with a design
in holes. These are made with a
stiletto. It is called punctured cloth,
and it is used for revers, waistcoats,
and panels on skirts and ccata. ,
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want that to get my hair cut"
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boy: tortured by eczema
"When my boy was six years old, he
suffered terribly with, eczema. He
could neither sit still nor lie quietly in
bed, for the itching was dreadful. He
would irritate spots by scratching
with his nails and that only made
them worse. A doctor treated him
and we tried almost everything, but
the eczema seemed to .spread. It
started in a small place on the lower
extremities and spread for two years
until it very nearly covered the back
part of his leg to the knee.
"Finally I got Cutlcura Soap, Cutl
cura Ointment and Cutlcura Pills and
gave them according to directions. I
used them In the morning and that
evening, before I put my boy to bed.
I used them again and the improve
ment even in those few hours was sur
prising, the inflammation seemed to
be so much less. I used two boxes of
Cutlcura Ointment, the same -of the
Pills and the Soap and my boy waa
cured. My son is now in his sev
enteenth year and he has never had
a return of the eczema.
"I took care of a friend's child that
had eczema on its face and limbs and
I used the Cutlcura Soap and Ointment
They acted on the child just as they
did on my son and it has never re
turned. I would recommend the Cutl
cura Remedies to anyone. Mrs. A. J.
Cochran, 1823 Columbia Ave., Phila
delphia, Pa.. Oct 20, 1909."
Child of the Press.
Mrs. Cynthia Westover Alden was
the founder of the International Sun
shine society, which is now said to
have a membership of 3,060,000. She
Is president general of the society,
which was christened with IS spon
sors in New York city at Christmas.
1896. It has been called the child of
the press, Mrs. Alden being connected
with a New York paper.
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