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FROM Mi POINTS
IBVENTS OF THE DAY HELD TO A
DIM EVENTS BOILED DOWN
Personal, Politic!, Foreign and Othar
Intelligence Interesting to tha
i The appropriation of $80,000 for Ir
rigation, investigation was increased
in the house to $100,000 by the
amendment offered by Representative
Craig of Alabama.
j The senate passed the bill appro
priating $2,000,000 a year for the pur
chase of land for forest reserves in
eastern states and especially in the
.White mountains and southern Ap
palachians. Unless relieved, 2,000,000 people In
China will die of starvation. This is
a calamity predicted by American
Consul General Wilder at Shanghai
in a cablegram received from him by
the American National Red Cross so
ciety. The most valuable farm land In the
United States is found in the District
cf Columbia, according to the figures
given out by the census bureau.
These figures show that in the Dis
trict of Columbia there are 214 farms
comprising 6,000 acres with a value of
An appropriation of $125,000 to au
thorize the secretary of agriculture to
explore and investigate in this coun
try for possible sources of potash, ni
trates and other essentials of com
mercial fertilizers was incorporated
by the house in the agricultural ap
Personal recollections of Abraham
Lincoln were related by Speaker Can
non at a gathering in memory of the
martyred president. He refuted the
charge that Lincoln was not a Chris
tian or a God-fearing man. "The re
ligion of Lincoln." said Mr. Cannon,
"was not affiliated with any church,
but nevertheless he was a religious
man, doing all that he did for his
country In preserving the union in
the trust and fear of God."
The initiative and referendum was
defeated in the Kansas senate, 18 to
Senator Terrell of Georgia Is report
ed as showing continued Improve
ment. There was a five-hour battle be
tween Mexican federals and rebels at
The house passed the bill to buy
homes for Its diplomatic representa
tives in foreign lands.
By a vote of 107 to 10 the Kansas
house passed the Don Carlos initia
tive and referendum bill.
Henry Richardson Chamberlain,
London correspondent of the New
York Sun since 1892. died.
Senators expect the president to
keep his word to call an extra session
if reciprocity is not passed.
The directors of the Standard Oil
company of New Jersey declared a
dividend o:'$15 for the quarter.
The contract for a loan of $10,000,-
000 to Honduras by American bank
ers was signed in New York, accord
ing to announcement by the state de
partment. A resolution instructing Kansas re
presentatives and senators in favor
of the Canadian reciprocity treaty
was passed by the lower house of the
President Taft appointed Victor M.
Locke of Antlers, Okla., to be princi
pal chief of the Choctaw nation in
Oklahoma in the place of the late
A resolution introduced by Kansas
representatives and senators in favor
of the Canadian reciprocity treaty
was passed by the lower house of
the state legislature.
The Missouri senate's resolution
asking President Taft to call an extra
session of congress to revise the tar
iff was passed by the lower branch
of the general assembly.
June 13, 14 and 15 have been defi
nitely decided on as the dates for
the annual encampment of the Iowa
department of the G. A. R., to be held
In Muscatine this year.
Hearing the indicted Chicago meat
packers' plea before Judge Carpenter
In the United States district court at
Chicago to have the indictments
quashed or abated closed. Decision
Is expected February 25.
That a total of $957,558.84 of spe
tial state taxes levied for 1909-10 re
mains unpaid is the startling situa
tion revealed by an examination of
the books of the state auditor and
Etste treasurer of Oklahoma.
Elliott Aorthcutt. the newly ap
pointed American minister to Nicara
gua, assumed his post.
Frank Hotchkiss, known to Yale
men for two generations as the offi
cial in charge of the grounds and
buildings, died, aged 70 years.
Jeremiah Shaffer, aged 60. one of
the wealthiest farmers In the vicinity
of Somerset, Pa., was mysterioasly
Bhot and killed near his home.
Patrick W. Busby, about 50 years
old, night watchman at the state
bouse in Lincoln. Neb., was found
dead, whether from violence or acci
Cent, is not yet determined.
Col. John S. Harper, civil war vet
eran and newspaper publisher, died
t Bloomington, 111.
Fire destroyed the garage of the
Atchison Motor company, with a loss
of $50,000. About twenty automobiles
Directors of the Southern Pacific
Railroad company authorized a $50,
000.000 issue of collateral trust 4 per
cent bonds payable in France.
The per capita wealth of the Unit
ed States, as based upon the new
census figures, is $34.43. Under the
census of 1900 it was computed by
the treasury department as $55.10.
There was a sensational drop In pig
pig; tla at Londoa on free offerings.
Detective Patrick J. Keely of Chi
cago was found guilty of perjury.
General Navarro, at the head of
a thousand federals, marched into
Periodical publishers made a reply
to the statement of Postmaster Gen
An extended drouth which threat
ened the wheat crop of western Tex
as, was broken.
The United States court of appeals
decided that Oklahoma's Jim Crow
law is constitutional.
President Taft began his campaign
for Canadian reciprocity in an ad
dress at Columbus, O.
The contract of a loan of $10,000.
000 to Honduras by American bank
ers was signed in New York.
The impression is growing deeper
apd deeper about the capltol that an
extra session of congress is likely.
The New Haven chamber of com
merce passed resolutions unanimous
ly approving reciprocity with Canada.
A pouch of mail originating in Colo
rado and en route for the east was
stolen from a truck at Council Bluffs.
The directors of the Philadelphia
& Reading railroad company decided
to increase the capital stock by $25,
000.000 President Taft and Champ Clark
declared themselves in accord in
speeches at the Pan-American con
Nicaragua has been placed under
martial law by President Estrada as
a result of the magazine explosion at
Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Befkowltz and.
their five children were killed by il
luminating gas in their home in
Fifty republicans from over Ne
braska organized a progressive re
publican league in Lincoln and de
clared their principles.
Federal Judge Hough at New York
denied the motion to appoint a
guardian for Joseph G. Robin, the al
leged bankrupt and fallen banker.
One less contestant appeared before
the book committee of the Methodist
general conference in the race for
next year's meeting, as Chicago with
drew. The daylight closing saloon bill, pro
viding that saloons must not open
before 6 o'clock a. m., and that they
must close by 7 p. m., was passed by
the Texas senate.
President Taft's plan for Canadian
reciprocity is extremely likely to re
ceive indorsement by the Illinois
legislature, despite Speaker Cannon's
Several hundred cl-argymen in
Chicago started a movement, further
ed by the Chicago Christian En
deavor union, to relieve mail clerks
and carriers of Sunday work.
Under the terms of the treaty pro
viding for the arbitration of the
Chamizal zone case, the United
States and Mexico exchanged pre
sentations of their respective cases.
Declaring the proposed reciprocity
agreement with Canada a measure of
the utmost value to both countries,
the Boston Boot and Shoe club at its
annual banquet passed resolutions
favoring the measure.
The French government is not
much interested In the plan for re
ciprocal trade relations maturing be
tween the two great governments of
North America, while French export
ers are plainly apprehensive.
The Interstate Commerce commis
sion will begin a hearing in Chicago
on March 29 on 13 applications filed
by trans-continental railroads for re
lief from the operation of the long
and .short haul clause of the new
A convention of women, held in the
state house at Pierre. S. D., took first
steps towards the organization of a
"woman's party." The organizers
will seek political preferment accord
ed them under the constitution of the
state, without waiting for the full
A remarkable petition was received
by Postmaster General Hitchcock
from citizens of Fairbanks, Alaska,
requesting the establishment in that
city of a postal savings bank. The pe
tition is twenty-four feet long and
bears the names of many hundreds of
citizens of Fairbanks.
The Canadian reciprocity amend
ment had its first actual advance Sat
urday when the committee on ways
and means reported favorably to the
house the administration bill embody
ing the compact President Taft can
get the agreement past congress if
he can force a vote in the senate this
The New York Rockefeller insti
tute for medical research announced
that the effectiveness of the antimen
ingitis serum had been generally ac
cepted by medical authorities
throughout the world and that the
new remedy had taken its place with
vaccine and diphtheria anti-toxin as
"an improved agency for the protec
tion of public health."
British unionists will fight the veto
bill in parliament.
Senator Brown, of Nebraska, ar
gued in favor of election of senators
by the people.
The funeral of Archbishop Ryan
was held at Philadelphia.
The Bryan plan of electing senators
was adopted by the Iowa legislature.
Lafe Young of Iowa has announced
his candidacy for the senate in 1912.
Governor Stubbs' private secretary
says he has proof of crookedness in
the Kansas legislature.
Joaquin Miller, the "poet of the
Sierras." is in a critical condition in
a hospital at Oakland. Cal.
Henry Roujon. the writer, was
elected to the seat of the French
academy made vacant by the death
of Henri Barboux.
Roosevelt will speak at the Wash
ington birthday celebration in Chica
go on the 22nd.
Memorial services were held Sun
day in the house for Congressman
Hughes of Colorado.
Richard Olney, former secretary ot
state, doesn't think it necessary to
fortify the Panama canal.
Miss Clara Barton, founder of the
American Red Cross, who has been ill
for some time is reported improving.
Thirty-five professors of the Univer
sity of Moscow resigned in conse
quence cf the dismissal of Rector
PASSED IN SENATE
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
GETS UNANIMOUS VOTE.
SIX MEMBERS WERE ABSENT
Some of the Provisions of the Meas
ureOther Matters Being Con
sidered in Both Houses.
Without a dissecting vote the initi
ative and referendum bill, S. F. No.
1, introduced by Skiles of Butler, was
passed by the senate and has now
gone to the house for the approval
of that branch of the legislature. Ev
ery one of the twenty-six senators
present voted for the measure. Six
members of the senate, Albert of
Platte, Hoagland of Lincoln, Kemp
of Dawes and Tibbets of Adams were
absent on committee work in Omaha.
Placek of Saunders county was the
seventh senator absent.
The bill as amended in the senate
provides for a 10 per cent petition to
initiate and a 5 per cent petition to
refer. The same provisions in the
bill as to the initiative and referen
dum applies to the constitution and
to laws. Straight party votes are
not to be counted 'for or against
propositions submitted under the
terms of the bill. A majority of the
votes cast at an election is all that
is necessary to carry a proposition
submitted under the bill, provided a
proposition receives 35 per cent of
the total vote cast at the election.
While no senator voted against the
bill, Jansen of Gage and Varner of
Johnson, said the measure did not
meet their approval. Mr. Jansen said:
While this measure does not meet
with my full approval, opening In my
opinion, the floodgates for obnoxious
and unnecessary law-making, still
obeying the demand of my constitu
ents and the platform of the grand
old republican party, I vote aye.
Mr. Varner said that, while the bill
has been much improved by the last
amendment by its author, be was still
opposed to some of the provisions of
the bill and believed that Its enact
ment as a part of the constitution, in
Its present form, will prove of great
er burden than benefit to the great
masses of the people of the state.
Senate Must Hurry.
Lieutenant Hopewell took occasion
to remind the senate that longer and
more frequent sessions would have
to be held if the senate expected to
get very much work done before the
usual time for adjournment. Over
forty bills are now on general file in
the senate waiting consideration.
Relief for Insurance Agents.
Senator Reynolds has attracted at
tention by introducing a bill repeal
ing the act that now requires insur
ance agents to get a license to do
business in this state. He says that
the companies are better qualified to
pick and retain agents than the in
No Raise for Employes.
Senator Bartos was defeated in his
effort to raise the salaries of senate
employes and his bill for the pur
pose was defeated and shelved. Sen
ator Brown's bill prohibiting mar
riages between persons incapable of
a legal contract was slated for pas-
Against Trading Stamps.
In the senate Senator Bartling's
bill against gift enterprises and trad
ins stams similar to the one passe!
in the house was recommended for
passage with slight changes. The
amendments permit the giius; away
of presents in original packages.
New Reapportionment Bill.
A new reapportionment bill ap
peared in the senate. It divides the
state into twenty-eight senatorial dis
tricts. Douglas county gets five sen
ators and fourteen representatives.
Lancaster county is left with two
senators as now and gets one more
representative, making six. All the
other districts get one senator each
and all one representative, excepting
Saunders. Dodge. Gage. Hall. Adams
and Cuer, which have two each.
Good Roads Measure.
The joint committee, appointed
sometime ago to draft a comprehen
sive system of good roads legislation,
plunged into the problem. A joint
meeting was held with members of
the Nebraska Good Read associa
tion, at which the views of that or
ganization were presented. Senator
Volpp is chairman of the joint com
mittee. For Farm Institutes.
McKelvie of Lancaster pushed
through committee his measure call
ing for a $50,000 appropriation for
university extension work.
Senate Is for Reciprocity.
The resolution of Jansen of Gage
in favor of the Canadian reciprocity
treaty was passed by the senate.
After a decided opposition from
some of the farmer members of the
house Representative McKelvie suc
ceeded in securing favorable recom
mendation by the house for his bill
appropriating $50,000 for farmers' in
stitutes and the so-called "movable
school" of the state schoool for agri
culture. Legalizing Indian Marriages.
The house judiciary committee has
found that the job of attempting to
legalize Indian marriages isn't going
to be an easy one. Before passing
upon a bill which proposes to do that
the committee will send a subcommit
tee to the Omaha and Winnebago res
ervations to investigate Indian mar
riages. Permission to do this was
granted by the house. Indians on the
reservation are possessors of consid
erable property, and the proper ad-
ministration or it in tne case oi aeaa i
1 Indians is in something of a tangle, j
THE SENATE TO ACT.
Reciprocity Resolution Soon
The Nebraska senate will take its
turn at giving; an opinion upon Ca
nadian reciprocity and will consider
a resolution in favor of the treatyy
offered by Jansen of Gage. The reso
lution of Colton against the treaty
was defeated in the house last week,
and the republicans in the senate will
try to get through an affirmative
measure in support of President Taft.
Senator Jansen said that he believes
that the resolution will go through
without much opposition.
It was not taken up when offered
because it was objected to by Reagan
of Douglas, and, under the rules, goes
over for one day. It reads as fol
lows. "Whereas, There Is now pending
for ratification by our national con
gress a trade agreement between Can
ada and the United States, establish
ing reciprocity between these coun
"Whereas, We firmly believe that
such reciprocity will result in great
benefts to both of these countries,
whose interests and people are so
closely allied; therefore, be it
"Resolved, That the state senate of
Nebraska, in regular session assem
bled, most emphatically indorses the
ratification of said trade agreement.
and that we ask our senators and
representatives in the national con
gress to work and vote for this treaty,
and be it further
"Resolved, That copies of this reso
lution be forwarded to our senators
and representatives at Washington."
The house refused to begin its
work upon the initiative and refer
endum bill Monday, although it came
up in regular order. Hatfield of Ian
caster, the author, tried to get it
brought to a settlement in the com
mittee of the whole, but were unsuc
cessful. Prince of Hall and Harring
ton of Brown, members of the Omaha
investigating committee, had asked
that it be put off until they returned,
and others thought it ought not to
come up until a longer time has been
given for consideration. It went back
to its place on general file, and it was
decided to make it a special order for
next Monday afternoon.
Is Big Surpjrise.
Opposition to the tax ferret bill
framed by Representative Quacken
bush defeated the measure in the
house by 45 to 25. The result was
a surprise, as the tentative vote
Tuesday indicated the passage of the
S. F. 124, by Bartos of Saline, to
require telegraph companies to main
tain night offices at county seats,
was placed on the general file on rec
ommendation of the committee on
A resolution for the appointment of
a rural life commission by the gov
ernor was passed in the senate.
The soldiers' home committee ex
amined the institutions at Milford and
The stockyards bills promise much
activity for and against.
Taylor's bill to prohibit coursing
meets in Nebraska brought out vigor
ous debate and a rather close vote in
committee of the whole. It was rec
ommended for passage.
Representative Bassett went home
t to Buffalo county to tell the people'
why he voted against the Capital re
Hoagland's bill providing submis
sion of an amendment attaching the
recall proposition to the constitution
was recommitted in Hoagland's ab
sence attending the Omaha investiga
tion. Senator Ollis will introduce a pub
lic warehouse and grain inspection
bill. It is a copy of the bill he had
before the senate two years ago, one
which met with opposition from old
line elevator companies.
Twenty-one new bills in the senate
and fifteen in the house were added
South Dakota Has Request.
A resolution, adopted by the legis
lature of South Dakota, was read be
fore the house and senate, in which
this state is asked to provide funds
for the preservation and decoration
of the battlefield of White Stone Hill,
where, on September 3. 1863, a part
of the Second Nebraska cavalry was
Statement from Chancellor.
For the benefit of the joint legisla
tive committee on state university re
moval, Chancellor Avery issued a
statement setting forth a number of
facts which are under discussion in
connection with the proposal to re
move the university to the state farm
To Buy Cobbey's Statutes.
The senate decided to buy 400 cop
ies of Cobbey's statutes at $9 per set
C. C. Smith offered to amend by re
ducing the number to 270 sets. This
amendment was beaten, 11 to 7, in
committee of the whole.
Prisoners May Go Free.
It Is not impossible that those men
who are now in the penitentiary for
burglary who were convicted under
the law known as senate file No. 150,
during the 1905 session of the legisla
ture, will go free. The law appears
to be unconstitutional, because only
one house acted on a material amend
ment to it. The bill was introduced in
the senate by B. F. Thomas. It passed
the senate and was sent to the house.
There it was amended. It now ap
pears that the senate never con
curred in house amendments.
Ruling on Lobbyists.
In reply to an inquiry from Senator
F. W. Bartos, the attorney general's
department has filed an opinion in
which it is held that any person who
appears before the committee or at
tempts in any way to influence legis
lation and who is paid Cor such work
must register as a lobbyist. Under
this ruling it appears that every one
must register if he is paid for his ser
vices as lobbyist, unless he is a duly
accredited agent of a county, city,
town. villaee. nubile board or nubile
HALT IN THE HE
CONGRESSMAN MANN ENGINEER?
PREVENTS ACTION DLL DM
Long Session Held But Nothing Don
by Reason of Parliamentary
Washington With only eleven leg
islative days remaining, the house o!
representatives was held at a stand
still Friday by a filibuster planned
and conducted by Representative
Mann of Illinois.
It was private calendar under the
rules and business in order was the
the consideration of the omnibus wax
claims bill, which already had been
passeil by the senate. The bill large
ly affects southern claimants and the
democrats with the assistance oi
many republicans, endeavored tc
At times the maioritv in favor of
'the bill was as high as 140. but Rep
resentative Mann was opposed to the
bill and by dilatory tactics succeed
ed In preventing action, although the
house was in session from 10 o'clock
Friday morning until 9:25 o'clock at
night. At that hour the advocates of
the measure secured a recess until
11 o'clock Saturday under the as
sumption that the legislative sitting
of Friday would be resumed. It de
veloped after this action, however,
that they probably defeated their
own purpose for 11 o'clock now is the
regular hour for meeting, and it is be
lieved Speaker Cannon will hold tnat
Saturday's sitting is a new legislative
day. If he is successful in maintain
ing this ruling the omnibus bill is
dead for this session of congress.
The filibuster, largely a one-man
affair, was one of the most remark
able in the history of the house. At
one time, in order to secure a quo
rum, the sergeant-at-arms was direct
ed to arrest all absentees. With as.
sistants that official started in pursuit
of the missing members but before
any arrests were made enough drift
ed into the chamber to make a quo
rum and further proceedings under
the order were dispensed with.
While waiting for a quorum the
house was in much disorder. It was
good natured, however, and there was
continued laughter. Representative
Mann during the day had resorted to
every known parliamentary subter
fuge to prevent action and the mem
bers at times were much confused as
to just where they stood.
While waiting for a quorum Repre
sentative Rucker of Missouri wanted
to make a speech. Mr. Mann made the
point of order that speeches were out
of order in the absence of a quorum.
The chair sustained the point.
The fight over the omnibus claims
bill probably will be renewed Satur
day and if its advocates can hold the
majority they mastered Friday there
is likely either to be an overruling of
the speaker or another fillibuster.
MAY KILL THE TREATY.
"Stars and Stripes" Speech Arouses
Resentment Against Reciprocity.
Ottawa. Ont The continued talk of
J annexation, kept alive by the opposi
tion journals, is causing resentment
in Canada, and. according to some of
the leading supporters of the govern
ment, may jeopardize the reciprocity
measure now before Parliament
While the liberals have accepted
the message of President Taft to Rep
resentative McCall as the true senti
ment of the Washington administra
tion, the wave of feeding that has
been felt in the dominion cannot be
ignored and it is understood that Sir
Wilfrid Laurier early next week will
make a statement that will set at rest
forever the idea that the annexation
of Canada by the United Is possible.
House Kills Resolution.
Washington. To offset the Cana
dian annexation talk which the ad
ministration feared might affect the
reciprocity agreement, the house com
mittee on foreign affairs, by a vote of
9 to 1 reported adversely on the reso
lutions reported Thursday by Repre
sentative Bennett of New York for
the opening of negotiations with
Great Britain looking to the annexa
tion of Canada.
Death List is 65,000.
Pekin. The viceroy of Manchuria
estimates the fatalities in Manchuria
from the bubonic plague already have
reached 65,000, while the foreign of
fice believes that inside the great
wall there have been 1,000 more
"Fainting Bertha Paroled.
.Toilet. 111. "Fainting Bertha" Lib
ecke. a notorious woman pickpocket,
was paroled from the state peniten
tiary here. Relatives residing in Iowa
took her in charge.
TAFT INVITES CLASSMATES.
Hundred Former Yale Students Are
Asked to Dine at White House.
New Haven. Conn. Invitations
from President Taft Inviting his Yale
class of 1878 to eat its annual din
ner at the White House on the even
ing of March 4 next have been re
ceived by members of the president's
class in this city. The Invitation in
cludes ex-members of the class as
well as the regular graduates, the
whole number sent out. it is stated,
being considerable over a hundred.
Recall Passes Ksnsas House.
Topeka. Kan. The house passed a
resolution by a vote of 96 to 22 pro
viding for the recall of public officials.
The resolution provides that any elec
tive officer shall be subject to recall
six months after the beginning of the
term for which he was elected. The
recall petition must bear the signa
ture of 25 per cent of the qualified vot
ers of the district. A special election
shall then be held and other candi
dates may enter. The one receiving a
majority of the votes will be declared
ILL OVEI NEBliSKA
University Professor Suicides.
Lancaster County. Prof. P. J. Phil
lips, professor of forestry at the State
university, committed suicide at sis
hone in Lincoln by inhaling gas. Prof.
Phillips left three letters, one of
which was addressed to his wife, in
structing her how to notify the prop
er officers when the body was dis
covered. The other letters were ad
dressed to the chief of police and cor
oner. Two weeks ago Prof. Phillips
had been offered an assistant profes
sorship In tho University of Michigan.
He declined this on the advice of
Chancellor Averey. In his letters Prof.
Phillips asserted that he feared that
he would soon become a chronic in
valid and would be a constant bur
den to his family. He was 30 years
of age and a graduate of the Univer
sity of Michigan. He was secretary
of the Michigan Athletic board when
a student there. The professor was
one of the most popular instructors at
Held Without Bail.
Madison County. The preliminary
hearing of Henry Stehr, charged with
the murder of his 4-year-old stepson.
Kurt Stehr, was held before County
Judge William Bates. He was bound
over to the district court, bail being
denied. Stehr is the stepfather of
Kurt Stehr, whose feet-were so bad
ly frozen during the blizzard about
Christmas time that amputation was
necessary. Through neglect of the
child's parents medical assistance of
any kind was not had until the little
feet had practically rotted off and
when the operation was had it was
too late to save his life.
Passed Bogus Checks.
Otoe County. A man giv
ing the name of A. B. Eas
Iey came to Nebraska City and
registered at the Watson hotel and
claimed to be a llvo stock commission
man. He remained about the city
several days and managed to pass
several checks and among them was
one for $20 on Landlord Theiman of
the Watson hotel and was drawn up
on the City National Bank of Hoi
drege. He left the city before it was
ascertained the checks were bad. It
has been ascertained that be is want
ed at Seward, Fairbury and other
Rich Gold Strike.
Dodge County. County Attorney.
Joseph C. Cook, Roy Cook and other
Dodge and Washington county men;
are greatly elated over the assays re
ceived from their gold mine in the
new Jarbridge district in northeast
ern Nevada. The district was opened
last fall, but the rich stakes were
not made until December. A sack of
ore recently received was sent to the!
Omaha smelter and returns show that
it runs in gold and silver $10,637.66 to
Lectures on Newspaper Life.
Hamilton County. At the big ban
quet held in Aurora, sevenfy-five men
and women found seats. The supper,
was served by the women of the'
church. The principal event of the
evening was an address on Horace
Greeley and his type of journalism,
given by the editor of the State Jour
nal. After the address there was a
running fire of questions by the
guests upon current phases of news
Sues for Slander.
Dodge County. Ernest Kern, a real
estate dealer in North Bend, has
brought suit against Robert High and
Charles High of that town for $5,000
damages for assault and battery and
Blander. The plaintiff claims that one
of the defendants assaulted him at
North Bend and on the same day the
other continued the fight at Schuyler
ind that both have made untrue state
ments about him.
Farmers Buy Elevator Site.
Howard County. At a meeting of
the Farmers' Elevator association of
Dannebrog a deal "was closed where
by the farmers become owners of the
property of E. G. Taylor, whose ele
vator was recently burned. Thus
they have coal sheds, corn cribs and
an excellent site for their new ele
vator. Stores Burned at Republican City.
Harlan County. Fire consumed the
store buildings owned by A. T. Smith,
at Republican City. Harman & Jus
tice occupied one room with a gen
eral stock of merchandise, which was
a total loss. Stock was valued at
$8,000, which was partly covered by
Shopman Commits Suicide.
Lancaster County. Eugene M.
Noyes. special machinist at the Have
lock shops, committed suicide, shoot
ing himself above the right ear. Do
mestic troubles apparently prompted
Land Values in Gage.
Gage County. The top price was
paid for Gage county farm land when
Justin Grell sold his eighty acres lo
cated four miles north of Beatrice to
John K. Penner for $135 per acre.
Poisoned by Canned Kraut.
Brown County. George Wheeler
and wife suffered from ptomaine poi
soning caused by eating canned sauer
kraut. Both victims of the pioson
were very sick for several hours, but
a physician was called and prompt
action prevented serious effects.
Married in Automobile.
Butler County. Miss Lillian Mc
Cracken and Orrin Curtis, of David
City, were married near there in an
automobile, driven at the rate of forty
miles an hour. The ceremony was
performed by the all but breathless
Rev. Frank C. Klemhauer. To the
accompaniment of the bumps inciden
tal to high speed on a country road,
the service was read, the bride and
the minister In the tonneau and the
groom in the front seat, with one hand
on the steering gear. Mr. Curtis is
an automobile dealer.
iakinf liquid physic or blgr or Kttk
lh that which auks you worst
Instead of curing. Cathartics don't
rare they irritate and weaken tha
bowels. CASCARBTS make the
bowels stroac, tone the muscles so
they crawl and work when they
to this they are heaEEy, produdnf
fight results. m
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Ever "bear cTa pearl being found lav
a church fair oyster?
Drink Garfield Tea at slant! It
aensal action of Ever, kid ya sad bowels.
Too often sermons hare too sauca
length and too little depth'. Judge.
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Happiness grows at our own flrs
side and is not to be picked in stran
gers' gardens. Douglas Jerrold.
Constipation cams maay serious Ms
eaeea. It is thoroughly cured by Dr.
Pierce's PJeaant Pellets. One a laxative,
three for cathartic.
1 have a remarkable history," be
gan the lady who looked like a possi
"To tell or sell?" Inquired the law
yer cautiously. Washington Herald.
A Modern Family.
"Where is the cook?"
"She in the kitchen preparing sap
per for the doctor's wife, dinner for
the doctor, and breakfast for the stu
dents." Fliengende Blatter.
And In the Meanwhile.
Lady Can't you find work?
Tramp Yessum; but every one
wants a reference from my last em
ployer. Lady And cant you get one?
Tramp No. mum. Ter see. he's
been dead twenty-eight years. Lon
Time for Stillness.
Mrs. MacLachlan was kind to her
American boarder, but she did not pro
pose to allow her to overstep the lim
its of a boarder's privileges, and she
made it very clear.
One Sunday the boarder, returning
from a walk, found the 'windows of
her room, which she had left wide
open, tightly closed.
"Ob. Mrs. MacLachlan. I don't
like nty room to get stuffy," she said,
when she went downstairs again. "X
like plenty of fresh air."
"Tour room will na get stuffy la
one day," said her landlady firmly.
" Twas never our custom, miss, to has
fresh air rooshln' about the house oa
the Sawbath." Youth's Companion.
DOWN ON HIM.
The Cynic (with Incipient mustache)
Poof! Lady footballers. Indeed! Why,
I don't suppose half of you know what
"touch down" means.
Young Lady Your best girl does 11
you ever kiss2d her.
Can Be Overcome In Cases.
The influence of heredity cannot, of
course, be successfully disputed, but
it can be minimized or entirely over
come in some cases by correct food
and drink. A Conn. lady says:
"For years while I was a coffee
drinker I suffered from bilious at
tacks of great severity, from which I
used to emerge as white as a ghost
and very weak. Our family physi
cian gave me various prescriptions for
improving the digestion and stimulat
ing the liver, which I tried faithfully
but without perceptible result.
"He was acquainted with my fam
ily history for several generations
'lack, and once when I visited him he
said: If you have inherited one of
those torpid livers you may always
suffer more or less from its inaction.
We can't dodge our Inheritance, you
"I was not so strong a believer la
heredity as he was, however, and, be
ginning to think for myself, I conclud
ed to stop drinking coffee, and see
what effect that would have. I feared
it would be a severe trial to give it
up, but when I took Postum and had
It well made, it completely filled my
need for a hot beverage and I grew
very fond of it
"I have used Postum for three years,
using no medicine. During all that
time I have had absolutely none of
the bilious attacks that I used to suf
fer from, and I have been entirely
free from the pain and debilitating ef
fects that used to result from them.
"The change Is surely very great,
and I am compelled to give Postum
the exclusive credit for It." Name
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek,
Read "The Road to WellviUe," In
pkgs. "There's a Reason."
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