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STROTHER & STOCKWELL, Pubs.
FROM MANY POINTS
EVENTS OF THE DAY HELD TO A
DAYS EVENTS BOILED DOWN
Personal, Politic!, Foreign and Othtr
Intelligence Interesting to the
President Taft lately held a cordial
Interview with the Japanese ambas
sador. Baron Uchida. whom he sent
for to felicitate with him upon the
ratification of the new treaty between
this country and Japan.
Declaration of the entirely pacific
intentions of the administration to
ward all the world and a tribute to
he bravery and self-sacrifice of the
south are the featuies of a letter ad
dressed by Secretary of War J. M.
Dickinson, himself a southerner, to an
organization of confederate veterans
in Fort Worth. Tex., which offered its
service as infantry to "our common
More than eighty state banks in
Oklahoma are asking to be taken into
the national bank system and treas
ury officials attribute the situation to
the new state bank deposit guarantee
law recently passed. When bank de
posits were first guaranteed in Okla
homa many national banks quit tiie
uystem to become stato institutions.
Since the law was amended however,
applications to return have been com
ing in steadily.
Among persons in Washington who
possess first hand knowledge of cer
tain phases of the situation in
Mexico 13' reason of their former res
idence in the southern republic the
opinion is almost unanimous that the
man who is destined ultimately to
succeed Porfirio Diaz as the head of
the government "is Gen. Bernardo
Reyes, for many years governor of
the state of Nuevo Leon, of which
Monterey is the capital.
March promises to make a better
showing than February did in govern
ment finances. Receipts from all
sources are keeping pace with Febru
ary and Hie expenditures have been
fully $2,000,000 less, in spite of the
fact that advances to the army to
date aie $2,000,000 more than last
month. Panama canal expenses to
date, howeer. have been only about
$1,000,000. and while February showed
a deficit on all accounts of more than
$3,000,000. that figure for March is a
little more than Si.GOO.OOD.-
The Colorauo senate passed the
woman's eight hour work day bill.
The resignation of Diaz is declared
to be the price of peace in Mexico.
Mr. Roosevelt said he was proud
of the Panama canal because he
The price of peace in Mexico im
Diaz' retirement, says an attorney for
the Madero family.
Arthur Hughes, in jail at Bellville,
Kas., for burglary, escaped after lock
ing the jailer in his cell.
The Christian Herald has cabled
$25,000 more American dollars to the
Chinese famine sufferers.
A test case of the Georgia prohibi
tion law has been appealed to the
United States supreme court.
All train dispatchers on the Illinois
Central have been granted an in
crease of 10 per cent a month.
The New Jersey house has passed
the Gorman bill prohibiting voters
taking an assistant into the booth.
Secretary MacVeash has approved
a new customs ruling calculated to re
duce troubles of returning tourists.
President Taft assured the Japan
ese ambassador there was no ulterior
motive in the Texas troop movement.
The future of the Moffat load is a
maiier oi speculation in railroad cir
cles again since the death of David
Only nine more states must ratify
the federal income tax amendment be
fore it becomes a part of the consti
tution. Two hundred and fifty sons and
daughters of Iowa attended (he sixth
annual dinner of the Iowa society of
New York in the Hotel Astor.
The Daily News of Brunswick. Ga..
was indicted by the United States
grand jury which adjourned, for vio
lation of the postal laws by publish
ing advertisements of a lottery.
For fully 13 minutes recently it
snowed in Pasadena. Cal.. for the first
time in 20 years. The sun came out
clear and warm and shone brightly
for three hours, when suddenly a
black cloud appeared over the moun
tains, and within five minutes the
snow began falling.
Arriving at Mexico City. Minister
Limantour said the only hope of peace
was for the rebels to Iaj- down arms.
W. B. Dickson has tendered his re
signation as vice president of the
United States Steel corporation to
take effect on May 1.
Secretary Nagel. of the department
of commerce and labor, is called into
conference with the president as often
as any member of the cabinet.
One man was killed and 300 head
of cattle were burned to death in a
fire which destroyed a square block
of pens in the Union Stock yards at
Assignment for the protection of
creditors was made by the Percy C.
Smith Grain company of Kansas City.
Mexican insurrectos are disappoint
ed at the the statement of Finance
Minister Limantour on peace pros
pects. Senate progressive republicans are
planning on taking an aggressive
stand in the extra session on the
question of the tariff.
The sum of $100,000 will bs added
to the endow ment of Baker univer
sity at Baldwin. Kans.. through action
taken by the state conference of the
Methodifct Episcopal church.
Liverpool no longer sets the price
for American wheat.
Yale has received a gift of $100,000
for a forestry school building.
Senator Carroll introduced in the
senate a bill to legalize prize fights in
Frederick Haase, the German char
acter actor, died in Berlin. He waa
born in 1826.
Finance Minister Limantour con
fessed conditions in Mexico were
worse than he supposed.
President Taft reiterated that the
sending of troops to Texas conveyed
no threat toward Mexico.
The dedication of Cleveland's new
$4,000,000 postoffice took place with
many prominent men present.
No laying down of arms while peace
negotiations are going on is the de
cision of Mexican insurrecto junta.
Annual reports shows the gross
revenue collected by the Bell tele
phono system in 1910 was $105,000,
000. The New York senate judiciary
committee voted. S to 3. against re
porting two woman suffrage resolu
The Iowa senate, at the close of an
exciting debate, defeated the resolu
tion for woman suffrage by a vote of
27 to 21.
The International American Purity
federation has decided to hold its
next congress in Columbus, O., Octo
All railroads operating in Oklahoma
must maintain general offices in the
state, according to a ruling of the su
Adams county. Ohio, grand jury has
brought in its final report in the vote
buying probe. In all 2,1 4S indict
ments were returned.
The final provisional census returns
give the total population of India as
315,000.000. This is an increase of
20.500.000 as compared with 1901.
I. S. Naftzger. formerly president
of the Fourth National bank of Wich
ita. Kansas, was found guilty by a
Jurj- in the federal court of buying
and selling stolen postage stamps.
Mrs. Rida Shyrock liooth, divorced
wife of General Alfred Edwin Booth,
of Baltimore, and Robert Stewart, jr.,
of Philadelphia, were married in Wil
mington. Del., where they had gone
in an automobile.
The French government has award
ed a life saver's gold medal of the
second class to Eugene Higgins of
the New York yacht. Varuna. which
went ashore on the coast of Madeira
island on Nov. 1C. 1909.
British feeling regarding the Mex
ico program of Washington is decid
edly less censorous than it was a
week ago. The change for the better
is due to a clearer conception of the
purposes of Mr. Taft and to a cessa
tion of makeshift explanations.
Charles R. Davis, who served as a
private in the Indian wars in Montana,
Wyoming and the Dakotas. and in
1877 killed the Sioux chief. Lame
Deer, after the latter had attempted
to assassinate General Nelson A.
Miles, died at Seattle, aged 58 years.
Nine more states must ratify the
proposed federal income tax amend
ment before it can become a part of
the constitution. Reports from the
capitals of the -10 states show that
the amendment has received favora
ble action in the joint legislatures of
One of the principal questions
which the war department hopes to
settle as a result of the maneuvers
in Texas and California is whether
the armj as now organized is provid
ed with an overstock or with an in
sufficient equipment of wagons, tents
Senator Penrose, of Pennswlvanla.
unless the republican slate in the sen
ate is broken, is to have the place of
Nelson W. Aldrich. of Rhode Island,
long powerful in directing the course
of tariff and other legislation in the
United States senate, at the head of
the senate committee on finance.
Heavy failures in the woolen and
cloth trade in Japan, the most serious
being those of the Wada and Matsui
firms, are reported in Japanese mail
advices brought by the steamship Sa
do Maru. which arrived from Yoko
hama. Each of the two failures men
tioned involved a half million dollars.
Detachments of ten companies of
the Illinois National Guard are patrol
ling the mining town of Benld, south
of Gillespie, HI., and the presence of
the state soldiery has had a salutary
effect on the striking' miners, who
joined in a demonstration calculated
to awe their brethren who wanted to
return to work.
WHS FATAL DEFECT
HOUSE INITIATIVE AND REFER
ENDUM BILL NO GOOD.
Friends Found After It Passage That
Peculiar Wording Made One
Provision Impossible But
Fact Not Revealed.
Now that the initiative and referen
dum has been agreed upon by both
houses of the legislature in the form
in which it will be submitted at the
next general election, it has become
known that the Hatfield initiative and
referendum bill which passed the
house and was then sidetracked for
the Skiles bill contained an error
which would have made it absolutely
valueless as a means of securing di
rect legislation if it had been submit
ted and adopted by the people.
Only a few members of both houses
were aware of this fatal error in the
Hatfield bill, and they kept it a secret.
It, however, accounted in a measure
for the fact that the supporters of the
propositions embodied in the Hatfield
bill did not make any effort to push it
forward for the consideration of the
SENATE COMMITTEE SAYS
BUILDINGS ARE BAD.
The senate committee on public
lands and buildings have tied a re
port asking for an investigation of
the construction of state buildings
that have been recently erected at
the different state institutions. It re
ports that it found a frightful waste
of state funds and the committee ex
presses its indignation when speak
ing of the architecture, construction
and business management in the con
struction of buildings. In order that
the blame may be laid to the proper
source, it asks for an investigation.
The committee also severely con
demns the management of the state
industrial school for boys at Kearney.
A most deplorable condition, is what
the committee calls it. In the opinion
of the committee the school as now
conducted is of no advantage or help
to the boys kept there and it recom
mends that if the state cannot get
better results the institution should
be abolished both in the interests of
the state and of the boys, and some
ether arrangements be made for the
training and education of the boys.
This is the only institution whose
management is condemned by the
CABINET STEPS OUT
PRESIDENT DIAZ ADVISERS TEN
MOVEMENT TOWARDS PEACE
Chief Executive Postpones Statement
as 'to the Action He Will Take
in the Matter.
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Cecrctary State Senate and
Primary Bills This Week.
Primary election bills will come be
fore the house of representatives this
week and the question of retaining
the open plan or adopting the closed
one will be decided. The Quacken
bush and Gustafson bills are both on
the general file waiting for the sifting
committee to advance them. The for
mer provides for the open and the lat
ter for the closed primary.
Both bills carry sections making
natipnal committeemen and delegates
to national conventions elective by
the voters in the primaries, and also
for an expression of preference for
president and vice-president every
House Sifting Committee.
Pursuant to the action taken by the
united democratic house caucus,
Speaker Kuhl has named the house
sifting committee. It is made up as
First District Gerdcs of Richard
son, Potts of Pawnee.
Second District Liver or Douglas,
McArdlc of Douglas.
Third District Regan or Platte.
Lawrence of Dodge.
Fourth District Eggenberger of
Fillmore. Murphy of Saline.
Fifth District Taylor or Hitchcock.
Sink of Hall.
Sixth District Fries of Howard.
Bailey of Buffalo.
Republ:cans-at-l.vgc Eager of Lan
caster. Baker of York. Hallcr of Blair.
Is Eastman Bill Valid?
It is the opinion of opponents in
the legislature that the Eastman bill,
which calls for an appropriation of
$100,009 for the establishment of an
agricultural school in southwestern
Nebraska and which fulfills a demo
cratic platform pledge, may be invalid
because of the conflicting provisions
in regard to the board under whose
control it will be and on account of
a provision which states that, though
the school is to be built at the in
stance of and under the supervision
of the board of public lands and
buildings, the money paying for such
construction is to be paid out on war
rants officially certified to by the
board of regents of the state unver-sity.
The present aim of Madero Is to es
tablish a revolutionary capital.
George B. Cox, the Cincinnati boss,
scored a partial victory in court.
Ellis D. Robb of Eldora. la., was
appointed a national bank examiner.
President Diaz is reported as op
posed to any peace terms with the
Judge Michael Donnelly, Toledo. O..
has been indicted for embezzlement
Selection of a pre.-ident of the Mis
souri Pacific to succeed George J.
Gould will not be made for several
United States Senators Owen and
Kern arrived in Lincoln to attend the
President Taft's message to con
gress will deal with reciprocity and
the tariff board.
Many Americans are reported leav
ing Mexico because of the unsettled
Sir Edward Grey said a treaty of ar
bitration with the United States does
not mean an alliance. .
Governor uix nas sent a special
message to the New York legislature
urging the repeal of the progressive
inheritance tax law.
Senate progressives are preparing
to take an aggressive stand at the
extra session of congress.
Senator Tillman of South Carolina,
in response to an inquirj- about his
health says he is feeling "entirely fit."
King George has created War Sec
retary Haldane a viscount. The move
is intended to strengthen the govern
ment in the house of lords.
Governor Johnson, of California,
has signed the ballot law which elim
inates all party emblems from the
ballot and compels the elector to
make a mark opposite names of can
didates for whom he wishes to vote.
Acetylene Gas Plant Bill.
The record for registered lobbyists
on any one subject will in all proba
bility go to those interested In acety
lene legislation at the present session.
Eighteen men affected, as they be
lieved, by vicious provision of a bill
introduced by Kirk of Boyd in the
house flocked here at one time from
over the country only to find out that
the measure was really one which
would ultimately be beneficial to them.
The bill, short and to the point, mere
ly provides that that class of gas
plants shall be placed at least twenty
feet away from buildings, and through
the safety which it seeks to secure
will mean in all probability wider use
of all kinds of gas plants in the
smaller towns and villages.
The Board of Control.
In the selection of a bill which will
redeem the pledge of both democratic
and republican platforms, to take the
management of the state institutions
out of politics through provision for
a non-partisan board of control, the
legislature is facing one of the most
difficult problems of the session. If
nothing else were needed to convince
members of the legislature that a rad
ical change is needed in the manage
ment of the institutions the disclos
ures which have been brought to
light by investigating committees dur
ing this session are sufficient.
To Conserve Roadways.
Senate File No. 251, an act to
vide for cultivating the unused
tions of the public roads, defining
terms, providing that such cultivation
shall in no way obstruct or injure the
roadway and that the products shall
not be allowed to cumber the ground
has ben reported back to the senate.
The bill was introduced by Represen
tative Smith of Fillmore county, and
has an emergency clause.
The course taken by the commit
tee on finance, ways and means of
the house on the bill establishing per
manently the medical school of the
university in Omaha, will be over
turned by a majority of that commit
tee. Seven members have signed a
protest addressed to the speaker
against the report indefinitely post
poning the bill.
For a Board of Control.
Mayor Dablman and a number of
Omaha citizens came down to Lin
coln Tuesday. The mayor had two
especial purposes for his visit. He
has long had it in mind to come down
and put in a few good licks for a
board of control bill which is one of
the planks of the democratic plat
form. He believes thoroughly that
the state institutions should be takon
out of politics, which is the essence
of the board of control plan.
Favorable to Medical College.
The house unanimously accepted
the special investigating committee's
report recommending the university
provide four years of medical training
in Omaha after two years of academic
work in Lincoln. The final test on
the question whether the medical
school is to be maintained or be suf
fered to perish for want of support
will come when an effort is made to
pass the bill appropriating $100,000
to build a laboratory and recitation
Mexico City. The Diaz cabinet re
signed Friday. Following a meeting
of that body at 4 o'clock in the after
noon every minister tendered his re
signation to General Diaz. As yet none
of the resignations have been accept
ed, but on excellent authority it is
said but two of the ministers, and
possibly not more than one. will be
asked to remain.
In diplomatic circles and among
high government officials it is as
sumed that General Diaz will insist on
Senor Limantour remaining in charge
or the Department of Finance.
Members of the cabinet refuse to
comment upon their action, but it is
said semi-ofilcially that the initiative
was taken, not by them, but by the
president, who. It is believed here,
proposes to surround himself with
younger men in the hope that such ac
tion will serve to unite all elements
of the nation.
It is probably that the acceptance
or the resignations will be coincident
with the announcement of the names
of the new ministers. This announce
ment may not be made for some days.
Who will compose the new cabinet
is not publicly known, but it may be
said they will be men who have not
taken a leading part in the govern
ment affairs. Neither will it include
any who have been identified with the
revolutionary movement instituted by
Included in the resignations was
that of Ramon Corral as minister of
gobernacion, a department corre
spond to the Department of the In
terior in the United States, but not
as vice president. It is reliably re
ported that the vice president will
sail on April 12 for Europe.
The announcement of the cabinet
changes has revived the rumor that
General Diaz has recalled General
Reyes from Europe, but this could not
be substantiated tocight.
The reason given for the action in
an official announcement is the belief
that it will contribute to the re-estab-Iishment
of peace and facilitate the re
forms which are in contemplation.
Enrique C. Creel, minister of for
eign relations, presented the resigna
tions in behalf of all ' the ministers.
General Diaz thanked the retiring
members for their efficient and patri
otic cooperation in the past and an
nounced he would postpone his ac
ceptance or rejection until later.
The three men against whom the
masses have cried "old age" are
Lcandro Fernandez, Justino Fernan
dez and General Cosio. In former
years the men have accomplished
much in the respective offices; but
it is an open secret that for the last
three or four years their duties have
been materially lightened by subor
dinates. News of the resignation spread rap
idly throughout the city. In all quar
ters it elicited favorable comment. A
wholesale change in the cabinet was
one of the things wanted by the revo
lutionists and had it occurred several
months ago. say rebel sympathizers
here, it is not at all improbable the re
volt might have been averted.
ALL OVEI NEBRASKA
Roster of Nebraska Veterans.
The roster of soldiers who have
een service and are now living in
Nebraska, which is being prepared
by Secretary of State Wait, who is
to be aided by state and county offi
cers, will be made very cpmplete.
Such a roster should be made every
two years, but it has not been done.
Tho last one made was done in 1897.
At that time there were nearly 25,000
veterans of various wars in the state.
Said the secretary:
"The only roster of the soldiers
ever issued in Nebraska was in 1S97.
It contained 24.3U0 names. Many ef
forts have ben made since that time
to compile another, but the assessors
of the state have failed to give the
listing of names sufficient attention
to get a reliable roster, notwithstand
ing the law requires them to do so
every two years. This will probably
be the last time they will be called
upon to perform this work, and it is
the desire of the secretary of state
and the soldiers of the civil and Spanish-American
wars that it be done as
carefully and accurately as any other
duties of the assessors. The secre
tary has prepared a special blank for
the purpose and a supply has been
forwarded to every county assessor
in the state, to be distributed to the
various precinct assessors. It will be
some satisfaction to know to what
extent the ranks have been diminish
ed in the years since the publication
of the last roster, and also to know
the force of the veterans of the Spanish-American
war in our borders, and
.Mexican veterans, n any.
Caused Swre Threat ml T-
sHitis. Restored If
Mr. TT. H.
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when I did
get up I had
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"I tried to cure this for eighteen
months, but It gradually got worse. A
doctor advised me to have my tonsils
cut out. but I did not like the idea.
Another doctor examined me, and told
me the same thing'. I finally got a bot
tle of Peruna. and after I had taken
one bottle my throat was better. I
bought and used a dozen bottles, and
saw I was going to get well, and I did."
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Manuel Will Ask For Inquiry.
Buffalo County. Superintendent C.
B. Manuel of the State Industrial
school at Kearney, upon reading the
report of the public lands and build
ings committee to the legislature, in
which they asked for the abolishment
of the school if it could not be placed
in proper condition for the training
of the young men placed there by the
state, said he would be pleased to
have an investigation of his methods
made and locate the cauv for "the
waste of the people's money." He
considered the charges made by the
by mall at cnt prices. Seed for tteo catalogues
MYERS-DILLON DRUG CO., Omaha. Neb.
(Courtney & go.
Belter Things to Eat for Less Money
Catalegae Mailed Free to Any Address
Woman Found Guilty.
Cedar County. Guilty of murder in
the first degree with imprisonment
for life was the verdict that was re
turned by the jury in the Maggie Da
vis murder trial at Hartington. The
defendant, with face drawn and pale
from many sleepless nights, sat with
her eyes fixed on the floor in the man
ner that she has through the trial and
did not change a muscle when the
verdict was read.
Dies of Mysterious Disease.
Buffalo County. Henry Gieselman
51 years old. died of a disease that
has baffled local physicians for two
months. Several physicians had at
tended him. but none of them sus
pected his ailment would terminate
fatally. An autopsy was held and a?
no internal derangement was found
it was concluded that he died of heart
The breath of scandal is responsble
for much breezy conversation.
LeuN Ssinple Binder gives a man what
he wants', a rich, mellow-tasting ciar.
is next to godliness.
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Those days are lost in which we do
not good; those worse than lost in
which we do evil. Cromwell.
Dr. PierceV P!ea-ant Pellets firt put up
40 ear ago. Tiiev rcuiiLite and in or
ate, stomach, liver and Ixnvets. SuRar
coated tiny granules
ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED.
Speaker Kuhl has consulted Attor
ney General Martin on whether the
state banking board is intending to
demand back payments of the banks
under the guaranty law. A bill is
pending to relieve the banks of pay
ment by deferring the first assess
ment until next July.
Henry C. Richmond, chief cWk of
the house, was voted the customary
$1,200 appropriation lo make up the
journal of the house. He !s author
ized to retain his office in the state
house until the work is comuleted.
Concur in Report.
The senate concurred in the report
of the conference committee having
under consideration house and senate
amendments to S. F. No. 1, by Skiles,
initntive and referendum. The report
of the committee, which concedes
two house amendments and recedes
from one senate amendment, was
adopted, twenty-six voting to adopt
and none against.
Man Taken in Connection With Dyna
miting Court House.
Omaha. Suspected of being impli
cated in the dynamiting of the new
court house in this city. George Bi
shop, alias Bert Thomas, a plumber,
was arrested. He was put through
the "sweating" process three times
and was unable to give a clear ac
count of himself. Significance is at
tached to the fact that he admits hav
ing slept in a boxcar in South Omaha
Thursday night, for the bloodhounds
on the trail Friday led the detective to
a car in the lower railroad yards.
Rev. W. J. Pollard is Dead.
Otoe County. Rev. W. J. Pollard,
a retired minister, who resided in the
southern part of the city, was found
dead in bed at his home. He was feel
ing as well as usual on retiring and in
fact seemed to be in better health and
spirits than he had been for some
time. It is thought that his death
was due to heart failure.
Slight exaggerations do more harm
than reckless violations of it. Chesterfield.
EASTER POST CARDS FREE.
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and Motto Pot Cards; beautiful color and
lo client designs. Art Post Card Club, 731
Jackson St.. Topeka. Kan.
Farm House Was Burned.
Johnson County. The farm home
owned by Bryan Kavanagh of Crab
Orchard, located one mile east of the
town and occupied by the son of Mr.
Kavanagh, 'John Kavanagh. and fam
ily, was burned to the ground together
with most of the contents.
She Too many men expect their
wives to run their homes on practical
ly nothing. They forget that no one
can make bricks without straw.
He My wife does out of flour.
Greatest Little Invention.
The greatest little invention that
has been given to the world is the
Iucifer match. It was Invented in
1827. It Is small, but like Portia's
candle, it has shed a great light Into
the world. It gave man mastery of
fire. Before this fire had been a con
trary hired man, but now it became
an obedient servant.
Hill Says Business is Good.
Washington. "Sentiment for reci
procity with Canad-i is growing
steadily." said James J. Hill, who was
a caller at the White House. "The
subject is very little understood in
this country as yet, but it will be in
the near future. Business is good.
Farmers Oppose the Raise.
Custer County. The farmers sur
rounding Sargent, representing 17
country telephone lines and some 3.10
telephones, are united in opposing a
raise in the monthly toll for switch
ing by the Crownover Telephone com
pany of Sargent, into whose central
they run. They have organized and
taken measures to establish a central
of their own in Sargent in the near
Local option county
the Missouri bouse.
unit won in
Telephone Merger Bill.
The Ollis telephone merger bill has
been ordered reported to the general
file by the house committee on tele
phone and telegraph lines. The bill
is known as senate file No. S6. and
was introduced by Senator Ollis at
the request of the Bell Telephone company.
Man of Bryan Vow Dead.
Macon. Mo. Tom Robertson, Co
years old, who took a vow in 1S9C that
he would not permit a razor to touch
his face or shears to touch his hair
until William J. Bryan was elected
president, died Thursday as the result
of a fall down a long flight of stairs.
He had kept his vow faithfully.
Engagement is Announced.
Lancaster County. Mr. and Mrs.
William J. Bryan announced the en-
I gagement of their daughter. Grace
Dexter Bryan, to Richard Lewis Har
greaves. son of Mrs. A. E. Hargreaves
of Lincoln. Tho marriage will take
place early in June.
No Doctor In Forty Years.
Forty years' residence in the coun
try near Etna with never a doctor
summoned on a professional visit at
his home is record of E. R, Hamilton,
who has nevertheless raised a large
"There were times during the last
two score years when we were hun
gry, but we were never sick." said Mr.
Hamilton. Portland Oregonian.
Wage Bill May Pass.
House Roll No. 3S9. the min'mnm
wage bill, has been reported favorably
upon by the labor committee in the
lower house. There is now a chance
that the bill may pass and this chance
is hailed with much pleasure by work
ingmen and women throughout the
cities and larger towns of the state.
Senate Passes It.
The senate bade a fond farewell to
the green trading stamp, pass'ng the
"gift enterprise" bill with little opposition.
The Eastman hill, H. R. 2, to appro
priate $100,000 to start a state agri
cultural school in southwestern Ne
braska, was passed by a vote of
25 to G.
It took the house all day to finish
with the general maintenance appro
priation bill. The bill was ordered
"-ngrossed for th'rd reading and ad
vanced to the head of the calendar oi
bills on third reading.
Boquet for Grossman.
Representative John H. Grossman
has received a letter from the Central
Labor Union of Lincoln, commending
him for his fight in behalf of labor
War Rumors From the East.
London. Private cables received by
London business houses from repre
sentatives in the far east are disquiet
ing. They assert that it is expected
Russia will soon declare war agilnst
Valuable Stallion Burned.
St. Joseph dispatch: A stallion
alued at $2,000, which was being
shipped by Frank lams of St. Paul,
Neb., to G. E. Bishop of Kiowa. Kan.,
who had contracted to buy it. was
burned to death in a Burlington car
Railroading and Dancing.
Stuart C. Leake, who has a lot to do
with managing a big railroad In Rich
mond, Va., is noted as one of the best
dancers in the south.
One night something went wrong
with the branch of the road over
which Leake has supervision.
"Where in thunder was Leake?"
asked the president of the road next
"Leading a german," said the gen
"Which," commented the president,
"was a dirty Irish trick." Popular
Vladivostok. Persistent rumors are
current here that mobilization of
troops soon will be ordered. The fam
ilies of railroad employes on the Rus
sian eastern lines are preparing to depart.
Callaway Pastor to Omaha.
Custer County. Rev. Mr. Nether-1-.
who for the last three years has
been pastor of the Evangelical church
of Broken Bow. was transferred by
the recent conference to Omaha.
Shows Profitable Business.
Iincaster County. The Farmers"
Co-operative Elevator company of
Benedict showed a most profitable
business for the year past and a large
dividend w?s ordered paid. This ele
vator has been in operation several
Postal Banks in France.
Washington. Since the inaugura
tion of the postal savings bank system
in France in 1SS2. it has had one con
tinued march of progress, according
to Consul General A. Gaulin at Mar
seilles. The total number of banks in
operation the first year was G.024. with
211.5S0 deposit accounts remaining
open at the close of the year. These
accounts, including intere-t. amounted
to $9.1S7.11G, the average deposit being
$43.41. In 190D, the number of books
particularly m tne bills proposing to j uaa increased by nearly two hundred.
exempt io uie wors.agman nis wages.
Nebraska City Stands First.
Otoe County. Washington dis
patch: Since inauguration of nostal
savings accounts in -18 designated
places throughout the United States,
Jan. 3. 3.923 accounts have been open
ed and G.8G1 separate deposits hae
been made for an average amount of
$21. 30. The poval saings bank at
Nebraska City stands 21st in the list
of 48 cities, where banks arc in oper
ation. 87 accounts having been open
ed up to Feb. 28. the total deposits
amor.nt'nr to $1,710 or an average bal
aire "- " - Uor of $9.CG.
A FOOD STORY
Makes a Woman of 70 "One in 10,000."
The widow of one of Ohio's most
distinguished newspaper editors and
a famous leader in politics In his day,
says she is 70 years old and a "stron
ger woman than you will find in ten
thousand." and she credits her fine
physical condition to the use of Grape
Nuts: "Many years ago I had a terrible
fall which permanently injured my
Etomach. For years I lived on a
preparation of corn starch and milk,
but it grew so repugnant to me that I
had to give It up. Then I tried, one
after another, a dozen different kinds
of cereals, but the process of diges
tion gave me great pain.
"It was not until I began to use
Grape-Nuts food three years ago that
I found relief. It has proved, with the
dear Lord's blessing, a great boon to
me. It brought me health and vigor
such as I never expected to again en
joy, and in gratitude I never fail to
sound its praises." Name given by
Postum. Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
"There's a Reason."
Look for it In the little book, "The
Road to Wellville." to be found in pkgs.
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