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FROM MANY POINTS
EVENTS OF THE DAY HELD TO A
DAY'S EVENTS BOILED DOWN
Personal, Political, Foreign and Other
Intelligence Interesting to the
Congressman Xorris of Nebraska
Is said to favor the tariff commission
San Francisco won the unanimous
vote of the senate committee on the
industrial exposition for the Panama
Congress may fail to act at this
Bession on the hill to promote Rob
ert E. Peary to be a rear admiral.
The bill was reported on the private
calendar, but consideration was post
poned. It is not likely that private
bills will again be taken up before
The senate concurred in the house
amendments to Senator Cullom's bill
providing for the erection in Wash
ington of an appropriate monument
to the memory of Abraham Lincoln.
The house so amended the bill as to
place Senator Cullom and Speaker
Cannon on the permanent committee.
Upon the statements of Senators
Bourne and Chamberlain that Elmer
B. Col well, who was appointed during
the recess of congress to be United
States marshal for Oregon, was per
sonally obnoxious to them the senate
committee on judiciary rejected the
nomination. Colwell is now serving
An extended drouth which threat
ened the wheat crop of western Tex
as, was broken.
Ever' incoming mail brings to the
state department tales of distress
among" the Chinese.
The house passed the bill to buy
homes for its diplomatic representa
tives in foreign lands.
By a standing vote. Andrew Car
negie was elected an honorary mem
ber of the New York chamber of
The British parliament, just open
ed by the king, will settle some im
portant questions touching the Brit
G. A. Madero, brother of the revo
lutionary leader, says that if Juarez
is captured all Mexico will soon be
in the insurgents' hands.
Eduardo Suarez Mujiea, Chilean
minister -to Mexico, has been trans
ferred to the post at Washington in
succession to the late Anibal Cruz
The Des Moines Press club receiv
ed an acceptance from Dr. Frederick
Cook, the Arctic explorer, of the invi
tation to lecture in Des Moines, Feb
Secretary Ballinger granted leave
of absence to Governor William J.
Mills, of New Mexico, who will bring
to congress the official vote on the
new state constitution.
The attorney, for John R. Walsh
appealed to the president to expedite
the case of the imprisoned banker.
President Taft gave warning to the
senate that if Canadian reciprocity
failed he would call an extra session.
At least five cities will appear by
delegations before the book commit
tee of the Methodist Episcopal con
ference at next years conference, ac
cording to announcements.
A second dividend of 15 per cent
was declared to creditors of the First
National bank of Billings, Mont.,
which failed last year. This pays 45
per cent of the creditors' claims to
The will of the late Eizabeth
Stuart Phelps Ward devises the bulk
of her estate, valued at $95,000, to
her two brothers, Lawrence Phelps of
Atlanta, Ga., and Edward J. Phelps of
Ic one of the most disastrous ex
plosions ever recorded in Upper
Michigan, ten men met instant death
at the plant of the Pluto Powder
company in the outskirts of Ishpe
ming. One man was injured.
The national guard organizations
Df California, Alabama, South Dakota
and Hawaii each will be compelled to
drop one disbursing officer and the
state of Louisiana will have to drop
four by a decision of the comptroller
of the treasury.
That the exposition in commemora
tion of the completion of the Panama
canal, if held at San Francisco, would
be the greatest ever known, is the
opinion expressed by the senate com
mittee on industrial expositions in a
report presented to the senate.
The British parliament was noti
fied in effect that Canada was able
to steer her own ship of state.
Melville W. Dewolf, aged 70. a vice
president of the Erie Railroad com
pany, died in New York from heart
Frank Hotchkiss, known to Yale
men for two generations as the offi
cial in charge of the grounds and
buildings, died, aged 70 years.
The democratic caucus bill of
home rule for the police departments
of St. Louis. Kansas City and St Jo
seph, was introduced in the Missouri
Senator Norris Brown, in a sting
ing indictment of Lorimer of Illinois,
demanded that he be expelled.
It is said that if E. H. Harriman
had lived he would have had a rail
road around the world. This was one
of his great ambitions.
At Flint Mich., Miss Ellen Blane,
who kept a boarding house, was shot
and killed, when she answered a
knock at the door of her home.
The New York cotton exchange de
cided on a double holiday for Lin
coln's birthday, and the exchange
will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 11,
as well as on Monday, Feb. 13
The daylight saloon closing law
passed the South Dakota senate by
a two-thirds vote.
Print paper manufacturers are
against the proposed reduction in
duty provided in Canadian reciproc
ity. Dakota and Watson of West Virginia,
Two new senators, Gronna of North
took their seats.
Canada will stand her ground for
reciprocity in the face of the mother
The Iowa legislature killed the
special primary election bill to settle
the senatorial struggle.
President Taft is well satisfied
with the progress the Canadian re
ciprocity tieaty is making.
New York insurgents said they
would continue their fight on Shee
han if it continued until fall.
Chamn Clark Is opposed to any
state losing its present number of
representatives in the house.
In an extended address Elihu Root
of New York declared it the duty or
the senate to unseat Lorimer.
Probable failure of the tariff board
bill has caused renewed talk of the
possibility of an extra session.
The plague is causing an average
of nineteen deaths a day in Che Foo,
China, according to a cablegram.
Senator Cullom resents the use of
his name in connection with the al
leged illegal election of Lorimer.
The charge is made the Mexican
federal trcops fired on an American
protected by the Red Cross flag.
There is proof that the W. L. Scott
mausoleum at Erie, Pa., was entered
and the remains of a woman taken.
The Missouri capitol building at
Jefferson City was struck by light
ning and was completely destroyed.
The amount paid by the govern
ment to the railroads for carrying
the mails is again being looked into.
The wireless system which the
navy department has been establish
ing along the Atlantic and Pacific
coasts will be extended to the Aleu
The Texas and Pacific Railroad
company was sentenced in the fed
eral court at New Orleans to pay a
fine of $500 for violation of the Sher
man anti-trust law.
James K. Houghton, mayor of Ault,
Colo., died in Denver from a self
inflicted wound. Mr. Houghton shot
himself when a detective went to ar
rest him on a charge of forgery.
C. II. Markham of Chicago has
been elected president of the Ocean
Steamship company and the Central
Georgia railway. Mr. Markham is
president of the Illinois Central rail
way. The board of managers of the New
York produce exchange, endorsed
the reciprocal agreement with Cana
da as proposed by President Taft
and recommended its ratification by
William Hackett paying teller of
the Easton (Pa.) National bank, com
mitted suicide in the same way as
William Cayle. a friend, . ended his
life, by taking carbolic acid and
An armed uprising of Greek coal
miners at Kenilworth, Carbon coun
ty, Utah, was suppressed after one
man had been killed, one fatally
wounded and several others slightly
hurt by flying bullets.
The Kansas senate passed the res
olution to submit an amendment to
the constitution giving women the
right to vote in ali elections by a
vote of 27 to 12. The resolution had
previously passed the house.
Although North Dakota has the re
putation of being an exclusively agri
cultrual state, a bulletin issued by
the census bureau shows the manu
factured products of that state in
1909 to have been 19,150,000.
The historic capitol building of
Missouri, burned last .Sunday, was
erected in 183S at a cost of $350,000
and in 1SS7 remodeled at a cost of
$25,000. While it was built of stone,
the roof was covered with much in
flammable material which fed the
Postmaster General Hitchcock fav
ors increasing the postage rate on
magazines from 1 to 4 cents a pound.
Miss Alice Fleming, superintendent
of public schools of Latimer county,
Oklahoma, was burned to death in a
fire which destroyed her home.
Land estimated to be worth $250,
000,000 has been "grabbed" from
the public domain of Illinois by pri
vate interests, according to the re
port of the Cheperfield commission
on submerged lands which is ready
for presentation to the legislature of
Dispatches received at Oklahoma
City state that a desperate band of
robbers made an unsuccessful at
tempt to rob the Bank of Hollister at
Hollister, Ok., early In the morning.
They were driven off after a battle
with citizens, and many shots were
exchanged, but no one injured.
A copj of the Daily Congressional
Record for every home is contemplat
ed in a bill introduced by Senator
Heyburn of Idaho. The bill provides
that the record shall be supplied at
the rate of $1 per year and that all
postmasters may take subscriptions.
No postage is to bo paid on the Rec
The will of the late Mrs. Eddy has
been declared valid.
The senate committee recommend
4 cent postage on magazines.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson be
lieves in the Canadian open door.
Major General Wood advicaie
placing the militia on a pay basis.
Bcveridge of Indiana fired the open
ing gun in the senate for reciprocity
A number of counterfeiters in pris
on are asking the president for par
ole. Big Tim Sullivan of New York gave
to the poor 5,000 pairs of shoes.
The Nebraska republican delega
tion in the house is divided on the
question of reapportionment
Lord Decies and his bride. Miss
Vivian Gould, will spend the first of
their honeymoon on Jekyl island, Ga.
President Taft pardoned a Montana
farmer because the latter's cattle
were suffering during his incarcera
tion. Land along the Lake Michigan
shore, estimated to be worth $250,000,
000 has been grabbed, it is said, from
the oublic domain of Illinois.
BILL IS UNCHANGED
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM AP
PROVED BY SENATE.
FOR ANOTHER NORMAL SCHOOL
Southwestern Nebraska Representa
tives Are Again at Work on a
Bill to Establish a Normal
in That Section.
The Nebraska state senate recom
mended the initiative and referendum
bill for passage vTuesday afternoon
after a session devoted largely to ora
tory. The bill was discussed in com
mittee of the whole and after minor
changes was ordered engrossed for a
third reading. Friends of the measure
stood shoulder to shoulder and suc
ceeded In voting, down all radical
Skiles of Butler, the introducer of
the bill, championed the measure,
while Albert of Platte opposed some
of its provisions and proposed refer
ring it to a committee to digest the
many proposed amendments. Placek
of Saunders offered several amend
ments which the introducer of the
bill opposed and they were defeated.
Petitions Against Sunday Baseball.
A bunch of petitions against Sun
day baseball were introduced in the
senate Monday, all of the papers be
ing referred to the judiciary commit
tee, which had the bill in charge. A
petition to Senator Pickens was head
ed by E. S. Burr of Carleton, a peti
tion to Senator Skiles was headed by
W. Cady of Pleasantdale, a petition to
Senator Cox of Hamilton had the name
of the Rev. A. V. Wilson of Ong at
the top, one to Senator J. A. Cox was
headed by E. A. McVey of Stockman,
the petition addressed to Senator Var
ner came from J. A. Darens of Madi
son and others. Senator C. E. Smith
received two petitions, one from G.
W. Stone and others of Exeter, and
one from R. A. Smith and others of
York. A petition to Senators" Selleck
and Brown of Lancaster was headed
by the name of J. D. Priest of Normal,
while the last of the bunch of peti
tions addressed to Senator McGrew
had the name of C. H. Shader of
Bloomington at the beginning.
Southwest Wins a Point.
Eastman's agricultural bill has re
ceived votes enough in the house to
indicate that it will pass that body
on third reading. This bill, appropriat
ing $100,000 for another agricultural
school in- the southwest was put to
sleep twice, but because of a parlia
mentary mistake was so located that
its friends could bring it up again.
Expense of Guaranty Law.
Governor Aldrich has prepared a
special message to submit to the legis
lature. It is said to contain informa
tion in regard to the needs of the
state hanking board to enforce the
guaranty of deposits act. The gover
nor will ask for twelve state bank ex
aminers instead of the five or six now
on duty. The salaries and expenses of
the twelve examiners will reach $25,
000 a year. If the legislature amends,
the law so as to eliminate that part
which requires examiners to verify
notes and other assets in banks, eight
or nine examiners will be able to do
For Another Normal School.
Undaunted by the possible defeat
of their favorite, the Eastman agri
cultural school bill, southwestern
Nebraska representatives, it is said,
wiil make an effort to land a normal
school for that section of the state.
In case such a bill comes up it is
anticipated by enthusiasts of the
probable measure that no effort will
be made to continue the fight on the
Building Trades Unions Pleased.
The senate committee has recom
mended for passage Reagan's bill.
Senate File No.- 16. controlling the
safeguards to be afforded workmen
on modern buildings, for the general
file. About fifteen members of the
building trades unions were present.
They applauded the action of the com
mittee and thanked Reagan. The bill
was indorsed by all the building
trades unions in the state.
Certain members of the legislature
have in contemplation the introduc
tion of an anti-tipping measure sim
ilar to that now in force vin a number
of the eastern states. The proposed
law, it is said, will embody.practically
the same phases as the laws of those
states. One representative, in speak
ing of the matter, said that in his
mind the need of such legislation is
becoming more and more apparent
daily, and asserted that the time is
ripe for the passage of such a bill.
Dr. J. P. Lord, superintendent, and
Dr. H. W. Orr. assistant superintend
ent of the Nebraska Orthopedic hos
pital, desire raises in salaries for those
two positions. The superintendent at
present gets $1,400 a year and the
assistant $1,300. They have suggest
fA $2,000 as adequate compensation
for the superintendent and $l.S0O as
proper for the assistant. They also
believe the compensation of some of
the nurses should be increased. They
appeared before the finance, ways and
means committee to urge these in
creases. Presents Gavel to Speaker.
The house took an hour off and in
dulged in listening to the recital of
some Nebraska history. The occasion
marked the presentation to Speaker
Kuhl of a gavel turned from a section
of the flagstaff of old Fort Kearney.
This gavel was to have been presented
at the beginning of the session, but
owing to a mixup as to whether the
State Historical society or the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution
should be the donors, the gavel wasn't
made and the proposed presentation
fell through temporarily.
BIG JOB FOR LEGISLATURE IF
WE LOSE CONGRESSMAN.
Lincoln, Neb. Considerable Inter
est has been aroused among members
of the legislature by the information
from Washington that the new con
gressional apportionment will be
made at this session of congress. This
will give the present legislature the
job of restricting the state for con
gressional purposes as well as for
state legislative purposes. If Nebras
ka is to lose one congressman, as
seems probable from the information
that the apportionment is to be made
on the basis of the present size of
congress, a considerable change in
boundaries will be inevitable.
Investigate Medical School.
A motion was passed instructing
the university removal investigating
committee to also take cognizance of
the dual medical 6chool now being
suported by the state, half of it in
Omaha and half in Lincoln, to see
whether it considered it profitable for
the state to maintain its medical de
partment. Holmes of Douglas could
not understand the motion. He be
lieved it affected one of the largest
cities in the state and wanted the mo
tion laid over a day while he looked
into it The speaker ruled against
him and the motion was passed.
Hard On the Short Weights.
Senate File No. 195, by Reynolds, a
bill introduced at the request of the
pure food commission, is designed to
rtrike a death blow at the short
weight dealer in this state.
The commissioner is made the state
sealer of weights and measures. It is
provided that all weights and meas
ures shall be inspected by the com
mission or its deputies. The usual
standards of weights are included, the
national bureau of standards system
of measures adopted, the metric sys
tem legalized and a number of com
modities are specifically included in
the bushel weight list.
The second annual session of the
Nebraska conservation and state de
velopment congress is to be held in
Lincoln. February 23 and 24. The
congress is to discuss the state's re
sources, including the state's people,
and the proper development of the
resources; to promoxe co-operation
between country and town, and to
encourage the development of home
:nanufactures, trade and commerce
for the purpose of supplementing the
rapid development in agriculture.
The officers of the association arc
G. E. Condra, president; W. G.Whit
more, vice president: W. R. Mellor,
secretary; W. S. Whitten, chairman
Retailers Ha a Bill.
Jake Yungblut of Lincoln has been
busy in the lobbies of the legislature
for the past two weeks. He has been
designated by the retailers of the
city and state to look after the in
terests of a bill which was introduced
by Bushce of Kimball county in the
house, himself a retailer. The bill
provides that the exemption law cov
ering $500 of personal property of
the head of a family shall not apply
to wages. The bill seeks to give the
retailers some way cf collecting bills
for goods sold on credit to consum
ers. The retailers say that now they
have no recourse if the consumer who
owes a bill at a retail store refuses
Must Take Ten Gallons.
The first liquor bill to come to a
vote in a senate committee was
recommended for passage. Varner's
bill prohibiting the sale of home-made
wine, without a license, in less quan
tities than ten gallons being recom
mended by the following vote:
For: Selleck. Kemp. Brown, Hoag
land. Kemp, Varner, Albert.
Against: Bartos, Reagan, Horton,
Changes in Bank Law.
A lengthy bill contemplating sever
al radical changes in the state bank
guaranty law was introduced in the
house Monday afternoon. The law
has recently been declared constitu
tional, but has not been put into oper
ation. The bill is said to come from
state and national bankers. It was in
troduced by Bonham of Jefferson and
Minor of Lancaster.
May Still Ride in Automobiles.
As recommended for passage in the
senate Lee's bill prohibiting the use
of conveyances for voters on election
day. primary or general, has been
emasculated so that it has little force.
The bill still permits political com
mittees to employ conveyances only
If he consents to the use of convey
ances on his own account
On resolution by Banning. President
Hopewell appointed a senate commit
tee to join with a house committee to
draft a joint road bill. The senate
committee is Volpp. Skiles and Mc
Grew. This joint committee will elim
inate the consideration of a host of
bills by the two houses.
The initiative and referendum bill
will not be threshed out at once, as at
first intended; At a conference of
house democrats it was decided to
postpone action for the purpose of
giving them the opportunity to dis
cuss the bill in caucus with a view to
' arriving at some form of bill that all
can agree to. There are a great va
riety of opinions as to the subject
matter of this proposed amendment to
the constitution and some of them
were given a pretty thorough airing
at the conference.
A systematic effort to secure a com
prehensive scheme of good roads leg
islation at this session of the legisla
ture was undertaken by the house in
the adoption of a resolution authoriz
ing the appointment of a special com
mittee to draft a set of laws covering
Governor Aldrich of Nebraska is the
first republican governor to declare in
favor of calling a special session of
congress to keep at the earliest pos
sible moment the pledges made in the
last campaign, according to Tuesday's
New York World.
DEUYED BY HOUSE
FAILURE TO REPORT THE RECL
THIS MAY BE SIGNIFICANT
Committee of Ways and Means Will
Again Assemble and Try to Agree
Washington. The friends of Cana
dian reciprocity in the administration
ranks and in congress met with an
other disappointment Friday when
the house ways and means committee
Ths course of the committee was
something of a puzzle to the open ad
vocates of the bill. The confusing
problem came when democratic mem
bers of the committee, who had been
instructed by the party caucus to
vote for the measure, assented to a
To reach some sort of comprehen
sion of the intricacies that involve
the fate of this measure it must be
borne in mind that a majority of the
ways and means committee is openly
and publicly committeed to its sup
port yet in the face of this majority
a motion to further delay action for
one day is carried. This may mean
much or it may mean little, but when
it is remembered that only three
weeks remain to this congress it is a
fair inference that some of the pro
fessed supporters of the bill are not
really enthusiastic in its behalf.
Every day of delay in sending the bill
to the senate with the favorable en
dorsement of the house means an
other nail in the coffin of reciprocity.
The ways and means committee
will meet Saturday and McCall and
the other members who stand with
him for the bill expect to get a favor
able report ordered, but as it will be
the last day of the week they can
hardly expect to get the bill before
the house until next week; then it
must take the routine course of legis
lation and it may be several days
more before it gets to the senate.
In the senate the measure must
take its regular course of reference
to the finance committee and there
undergo due consideration. Then,
should it come from the finance com
mittee with a favorable report, the
bill must come in direct competition,
as a matter of consideration, with
regular appropriations bills actually
required for the support of the gov
ernment. To say nothing cf the act
ive and aggressive opposition, these
contingencies must all be considered
in estimating the ultimate fate of
the bill. While the insurgent republi
cans of the senate, with two excen
tios, refuse to declare their fixed pur
pose to vote against the bill, it is be
lieved they will array themselves I
against the measure.
Tho committee had the McCall bill
embracing the terms of the agree
ment under consideration for more
than one hour. Mr. Mann, who favor
ed the wood pulp and print paper
provisions, discussed these features
in detail. The vote in the committee
Saturday will he close, but advocates
of the agreement assert confidently
that the bill will be ordered favor
FIGHT CREATES PANIC.
Quell Excitement at Corn Show After
Columbus. O. A pugilistic demon
stration by a drunken man causing a
woman to faint and a man to give a
cry of alarm, threw 1,500 persons at
the National Corn show into a panic
about fifteen minutes after President
Taft left the exposition Friday. Sec
retary Stephens of the exposition,
saw the stampede and mounting a
display case, directed the police until
they succeeded in restoring order.
James Boys'- Mother Dead.
Oklahoma City, Okl. Mrs. Zereida
Samuel. S6 years old, mother of
Frank and Jesse James, the former
bandits, died Friday on a St Louis
& San Francisco train, fifteen miles
north of here. She was on her way
to Kansas City from the home of her
son. Frank, who lives on a farm near
Gift from Carnegie.
Pittsburg. Pa. Trustees of the Car
negie Institute here are expecting a
further endowment of $1,000,000 or
$2,000,000 from their patron. Friday
they received a letter from Mr. Car
negie asking them what it would do
with $50,000 or $100,000 more yearly
Admiral Schley Better.
Washington. Rear Admiral Win
field S. Schley, who suffered a frac
ture of two ribs by a fall on an icy
sidewalk here a few days ago. was
a little better Friday.
More Troops to Border.
El Paso. Colonel Sharpel, com
manding the United States troops,
was advised that additional troops
would be sent here at once to guard
Gives $10,000 to the Y. M. C. A.
Huntsville. Ala. Miss Virginia Mc
Cormick. daughter of the late million
aire harvester manufacturer of Chica
go, has given the Y. M. C. A. of this
city $10,000 to compete a club build
ing now in the course of construc
tion. A Woman Smuggler. v
New York. As an example to wom
en who have no qualms against smug
gling. Judge Martin in the criminal
branch of the United States district
court Friday, sentenced Mrs. Roberta
G. Hill to the Tombs from at night
until 8 o'clock Monday morning and
fined her $2,000. The fine was prompt
ly paid and Mrs. Hill was led away
sobbing hysterically. She is the
daughter of Morris Mcnges, a well
known Brooklyn horseman, and the
divorced wife of Captain James Hill
of the British army.
ALL 0YEI NEII1SK1
Engineer Blown From Cab.
Dawes County. A dispatch from
Crawford saya the Burlington Flyer
No. 43 between Billings and Lincoln
had a miraculous escape from a wreck
near Provo, S. D., about 30 miles west
of here. Running at a speed of 35
miles an hour, a steam pipe in the en
gine burst, blowing Engineer Wilson
through the cab window. On account
of escaping steam and scalding water
the fireman was unable to get into
the engineer's side of the cab and
remained ignorant of the fact that
the engineer was not there, while the
train thundered on.
As the train passed the spot where
the engineer had fallen. Superintend
ent Robbins of the Sheridan division,
who was in a private car attached to
the rear of the train, heard loud cries
and. thinking someone had been run
over, pulled the air and brought the
train to a stop.
It was then discovered that the
train was running without an engi
neer. Engineer Wilson was picked
up and found to be badly, but not fa
Tramp Delays Express Train.
Hall County. For twenty minutes
a tramp held an express train, east
bound at Grand Island from moving
further. The train was carrying an
empty palace stock car east. A lone
tramp -had locked himself in the car
at Cheyenne and was making time
across the country. Union Pacific
officials at Grand Island were advised
that the car wa3 in the possession of
a gang and officers were detailed to
rid the car of its illicit passenger
traffic. The occupant refused to open
the car and a window and door had
first to be broken in. Hence the de
lay. Killed at the Crossing.
Dodge County. Henry Ahlymer, a
farmer, three miles southeast of Ar
lington, was killed, and Henry Krohl
man, a farm hand in his employ, ser
iously injured in a crossing accident
on the Chicago '& Northwestern rail
road just east of Arlington. They
were in a top buggy, with the sides
up, both wearing caps pulled over
their cars, and did not see the train.
The engine hit the buggy just in
front of the seat, cutting the horse in
two, smashing the vehicle and throw
ing Krohlman, who was sitting on the
right side and driving, some distance.
Alleged Bank Robber Arrested.
Gage Count-. D. F. Wheeler, of
Wymore. was arrested by Sheriff Sul
livan and taken to Marysville, Kans.,
and lodged in jail on the charge of
being implicated in the Beattie, Kans.,
bank robbery, which occurred a short
time ago. Wheeler was formerly em
ployed as a conductor on the Burling
ton road, but was discharged a year
ago. Since that time he has been out
of employment The officers say they
have a good case against him. With
the arrest of Wheeler, three Wymore
residents are now in jail at Marys,
Death of Bishop Bonacum.
Lancaster County. The Right Rev.
Thomas Bonacum, for 23 years bish
op of Lincoln, died at his home in that
city. He was C4 years of age. Bish
op Bonacum was plaintiff in the fa
mous suit to oust Father Murphy from
the parish at Seward. The factional
difference between the two men at
tracted much attention among Cath
olics. He had the See of Lincoln
since it was founded over 20 years
ago, embracing the territory south ol
the Platte river in Nebraska.
Suicide of a Farmer.
Gage County. R. B. Smith, a well
known farmer, residing near Filiey,
committed suicide by drinking a quan
tity of carbolic acid. Just what caus
ed him to take his life seems to be a
mystery, as he was well off financial
ly. Farmers Grain Co. Report.
Cass County The directors' month
ly meeting of the Farmers Grain and
Stock company was held at Green
wood. The monthly report of the
manager showed 4.500 bushels oi
wheat; 15,000 bushels of corn and a
carload of oats were handled during
January. Exclusive of this there were
about 3,000 bushels of wheat and 5.00C
bushels of corn in store.
Meddlers Must Pay Tax.
Lancaster Count y. Aristocratic
peddlers who have risen to the dig
nity of using automobiles or motor
cycles in hawking their wares about
the country will probably have to
pay the same tax as those who use
two or more horses, namely. $75 a
year in each country In which they
peddle. The bouse recommended
such a bill to pass.
Hogs Bring Big Price.
York County. At a sale of Poland
China hogs on the Cedar Bank farm
near York, the average price paid was
$55. Most of the animals were bought
by farmers living in York county.
Will Get New Trial.
Cherry County. Tom Brown, who
was convicted for cattle stealing in
last spring's term of court if now
serving his time in the penitentiary,
has been remanded by the supreme
court for a new trial.
Farmers Fight Fencing.
Buffalo County. Farmers in Buffa
lo county are circulating and singing
a compact agreeing to fight the Union
Pacific railroad for the possession of
their 200 feet of right of way on each
side of their track through the county.
Arapahoe Man Found Dead.
Winnipeg (Man.) dispatch. George
Frederickson, of Arapahoe, Neb., was
found dead in Regina. The police are
as yet unable to account for the death
and are investigating the case.
Bad Jump From Train.
Cuming County. Cluis Peterson
Jumped from a moving train at WIs
ner, thinking he was about to be car
ried past the station. He struck a
switch stock, which threw him under
the wheels. He had one leg cut off
and was otherwise injured.
FRENCH BEAN COFFEE,
; A HEALTHFUL DRINK,
The healthiest ever; you can grow
It In your own garden on a small
patch 10 by 10, producing 50 pounds or
more. Ripens in Wisconsin 90 -days.
Used la great quantities in France,
Germany and all over Europe. Send
15 cents In stamps and we will mail
yon a package giving full culture di
rections as also our mammoth seei
catalog free, or send 31 cents and get
in addition to above 10,000 kernels
unsupassable vegetable and flower
seeds enough for bushels of vege
tables and flowers. John A. Salzer
Seed Co.. 182 S. 8th St. La Crosse, Wis.
An old Pennsylvania German living
in the mountains had a hard threft
hours' dusty walk to accomplish on
morning and he rose very early to
make his start. He had gone but
little way when he was overtaken by
an automobile, which was probably
the first that had passed along that
way. The driver picked up the old
man and they were at his destination
in about 20 minutes.
"Danks so much awfully mlt del
ride. If I had known myself to he
her already two hours in front of de
clock yet I vud be at home fast asleep
already to start unless I knew you
vud not have picked me up since."
Sheer white goods, in fact, any fins
wash goods when new, owe much of
their attractiveness to the way they
are laundered, this being done in a
manner to enhance their textile beau
ty. Home laundering would be equal
ly satisfactory if proper attention was
given to starching, the first essential
being good Starch, which has sufficient
strength to stiffen, without thickening
the goods. Try Defiance Starch and
you will be pleasantly surprised at the
improved appearance of your work.
"What you need." said the kindly
friend. "Is a change of air. You should
leave the city a bit forget cares and
worries. Travel! Breathe the pure
ozone of the prairies. Go out to Mon
tana and shoot mountain goats!"
The listless one bristled.
"Montana!" he snorted. "Why. I
know a mountain goat in -Newark!"
New York Times.
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that it
Signature of (
In Use For Over 30 Years.
The Kind You Have Always Bought.
The Glamour of the Show.
"When Dustin Staz was a boy hs
would work like a slave carrying wa
ter to the elephant"
"Yes. And now he works just as
hard carrying diamond necklaces to
BEAUTIFUL POST CARDS FREE.
Seed 2d stamp for five samples of our
very best Golu Emboctl. Good Luck.
Flower and Motto Post Card; beautiful
colors and loveliest designs. Art Post Card
Club. 731 Jackson St.. Topcka, Kan.
"Does your husband go in for golf ?
asks the caller. .
"No," she answers. "He goes out
Stiff neck! Doesn't amount to much,
but mighty disagreeable. You will be sur
prised to see how quickly Hamlins Wizard
Oil will drive that stiffness out. One
night. that'B all.
On the Stage.
"We've got to get somebody to play
this light part"
"Why not the electrician?" Balti
Dr. Piorctrs Pleasant Pellets cure consti
pation. Constipation in the cause of many
disease. Cure tiie cause and you cure
the disease. Easy to take.
Progress in tho human race de
pends less on getting ahead than on
pius citret nrsTou days
Tour druggist will refund mono if PAZO 0I5T
MEST falls to cure any caso of Itcblng-. Blind,
Weeding or Protrnoln rile In 6 to 14 days. fi0o
It Is easier to borrow from a new
friend than It is to pay back what
you owe an old one.
Many who used to smoke 10c cigars now
buy Lewis' Single Binder straight 5c.
There is a lot of difference between
making good and making others good.
Tin Stent iff Hultb
is well knbwn to users of
Bitters. They know from
experience that it not only
makes health but preserves
it as welL Surely, then
the Bitters is the medicine
you need to restore your
appetite, tone the stomach,
correct bilious spells and
make life a pleasure. It is
also excellnet in cases of
Colds and Grippe.
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MYERS-DILLON DRUQ CO.. Omaha, Nek
to seU territorial rlgbta for and within the. state of
Nebraska, protected byU 8 patents, beld by an old
and wen knows) One baring been la Hasina In too
tat for IS yean. Our proposal 1 a best aattablo for
sidewalk Ma. plasterers or cement workers, but
teeaslcal knowledge Is not absolutely necessary.
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