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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, FEBftUAKY' 18, 1003.
teed of the first Tuesday In March, as
Railroad Tas Bill.
Friends of cqultsble rsllrosd terminal
taxation who sought to obtain the passsge
of II. R. 171 hsve fouDd new hopes In the
ultimate sucrees of their laudable plans In
the. Introdurtlon of a substitute measure
which la calculated and which they feel will
Hint ami dispose of the protests of double
taxation and cltss legislation raised by the
railroads and their henchmen. The new
bill la H. R- 330, Introduced In the house
today by Ten Eyik of Douglas.
The new bill differs from the old one In
but two particulars, but enough. It la
thought, to secure Km passage. The first
and foremoat change la that the new bill
provide that for school ta the cities shall
accept the figures of the State Board of
Equalliation Instead of, as provided by
H. R. 171, tnaklng a direct levy. This pro
vision, therefore, completely eliminates) the
bnsis for the railroads' cry of double taxa
tion. The second change Is that Instead of
granting to Omaha, South Omaha and Lin
coln only the right of levying a direct as
sessment on railroad terminals for local
purposes, this power Is extended to all
municipalities In the state having such
terminal property. By this prgvlsion the
hue and cry of unconstitutionality and
class legislation la hushed.
This bill receives the cordial endorse
ment of many who were opposed to H. R.
171, and haa seemed to' arouse much gen
eral interest In this method of taxation for
which Omaha has so persistently clamored.
J. H. Mcintosh of Omaha, attorney for
the Real Estate exchange, who drew H. R.
171, fcls encouraged over the reception
of his new bill. He was at the capttol to
day In Its Interest.
' Legislative Gossip.
Bhlnstoek of Cuming, though not a resi
dent of a metropolitan city, la the author
of H. R. S2, providing that street car
companies la' metropolitan cities be com
pelled to run cars hourly between midnight
and a. m., charge only a 8-rent fare and
collect fare from no paaaenger who Is
obliged to stand. Mr. Bhlnstoek thinks he
well be able to rally good support to his
Tooley of Custer pushed through the
bouse today a resolution giving to each
newspaper man reporting the proceedings
a copy of the statutea, of which he la In
dally need. Rouse of Hall wanted to
mend the resolution ao as to Include
every country paper In the state. Bur
gess of Lincoln last week sent up such a
solution, which met with prompt defeat.
The house Judiciary commltte wilt meet
at 7:30 Thursday night to hear arguments
pro and con on the two bills by Reed of
Johnson, amending the ' exemption laws
The committee expects to hear from labor
' repreaentatlves at that time. '
ROUTINE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS
Resolution Looking; to Consolidation
of filrls' and Boys' Reform
(From a Btaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 17. (Special.) Because
of a lack of funds the house committee on
J public landa and buildings wants the Indus
i trial School for Girls at Geneva closed.
The committee, through Ita chairman,
Frledrlch of Casa, Introduced this resolu
tion: " (
Tour committee, which has visited the
Institution at Geneva, begs leave to report
1. That It la fh Itirlarmenr of the rnmmlt
' tee that there are not sufficient Inmates In
i enld Institution to Justify the state In main
taining the name. and. as a matter of
economy, it should b closed
2. That the inmates who are now at sal 1
Institution .be removed to Kearney, where
mere is an entire DUitding empty belonging
to the. state, or ' to some other Institution
suitable for their proper care.
Although a similar resolution was voted
down last week, Tooley of Custer Intro
duced and made an effective speech In
favor of this resolution, which was adopted
giving the newspaper reporters a copy of
the compiled statutes.
A resolution by Douglas of Rock was
promptly killed. The resolution depre
cated adjournments and arraigned members
Library Funds for Pern
H. R. 202, by Good of Nemaha, appropri
ating 12,800 out of state library fund for
library at the Peru normal, was passed, aa
was also H. R. 37. by McClay of Lancaster,
providing for state burial grounds for In
mates of Lincoln charitable institutions.
H. Q. 135, by Tooley of Custer, providing
that one-fourth of the school apportion
ments .to the varioua counties by distrlbu
tlon among them on the basis of the 'num
ber of school districts Instead of pupils, hs
now, wss. defeated by a vote of 48 to 41.
All the Douglas county men voted against
H. TL 103, by Jones of Otoe, providing for
district nominations and election by- the
people at large of all the county commis
sioners, occasioned the first political de
Date in the nous this term. Morsraan o
Douglas said he would frankly admit that
there was politics In the bill, and that the
Douglas delegation Intended to support It
as a political measure. He observed that
all the fuslonlsts were. opposed to the bill
Kennedy of Douglas save emphatle ex
presslon to his disapproval of Morsman
statement.. He denied that he,' as a Doug
las county man, bad Intended to vole for
the measure on political grounds, and said
he regretted that a member from Douglas
county should have the effrontery to an
Bounce tnat ne would support or oppose
any bill because of political effect. He was
tgalnst the bill, not on politics, but on prin
Wilson of Pawnee repeated that thla was
a political measure, and declared that
was mere sentiment to say there la no
politics la It.
It was .Jones of Otoe and Loomls
Dodge, a. republican and fusionlst, respeo
lively, who denied that there waa politics
In the bill. After a long debate the bill
waa .ri'ooumended for passage 45 to 38.
The house adjourned at 5 o'clock.
H. R. MP. by Nelson of Douglas To
amend the Omaha charter.
H H X21. hv Perrv iliv. rpnueaM To en
title registered pharmacists of five years'
experience to a renewal of registration
H. R. 322. by Bwceiy To appropriate J
to M.v the but Ullntf of the Rimer- o
Visitation convent at Hastings for a nor
H. R. Si3, by Hathorn For the relief of
Russell K. Loomls of Red Willow county.
H. R. 334, by Bhlnstoek To require street
car companies In cities of the metrouolltan
rlsss and of the first class to operate cars
during certain times after midnight, pre
scribing maximum fares snd prohibiting tne
collection of any fare from any pasaenrter
who la not provided with a seat. Requires
one car nouny irom miunignt to a
ana nxes maximum tare at a cents, fine
of t&O to 1100 for violation.
II. R. by Kaveny Extends provisions
of mechanics' lien law to apply to wells and
11. R. 328, by Douglas To prevent the
Fine silver deserves a
The finest polish in the world
Clean at well as polishes
All raepon.ibl. MMntsa package
wtai aeep it r a
selling, giving or furnishing; tfpnn any pre
text or malt, apinttimi or vinous nqunp o
my pereon under the age of 21 yers..
Penalty of One not more then linn; lm-
prteonmert not more than thirty riavs.
II. K. S27. by Junkln To repeal the law
requiring constructors of street railways to
obtain the consent of the 'oters of the
municipality before building, without which
franchise may not be granted, ami to re
peal provisions requiring precise route sna
ermini 10 n namea m arucie or incor
poration, the route not to exceed length of
II. H. 2x, bv Warner To authorise the
organisation cif mutual insurance com
panies to Insure property against lose or
amase rrom tornadoes,' cyclones ana
BILL FOR STATE ACCOUNTANT
Official la to Keep C'aeek ss leeoasti
In Varlons State Insti
(From a Staff Correspondent.)'
LINCOLN, Feb. 17. (Special.) Senator
Warner of Dakota Introduced a bill to
make another atate office. Thla one is to
be known as a state accountant, and for
hla services the bill provides a salary of
32,000 a year. The officer Is to be appointed
by the governor thirty days after the bill
becomes a law. The accountants' duties
will be to check up the books of the super
intendents of the various state Institutions
nd have general supervision of the books.
The bill Varrles out a recommendation of
Governor Mickey In his message to the leg
islature. Nearly the entire morning was devoted by
the senate to a discussion of H. R. 81, pro
viding that school teachers should be over
17 years old. The bill was finally Indefi
At the afternoon session a message was
received from the house that the bill sent
to the senate did not contain all the amend
ments, and the house asked that It be re
considered. The bill was replaced on gen
The senate committee appointed to In
vestigate telephone rates waa In session
nearly all day, and will meet again to
night. Vance Lane, general manager, and
President Tost of the Nebraska Telephone
company were on the stand a greater por
tion of the term. Questions were answered
relating to the cost of putting In, operat
ing and maintaining plants, but nothing of
a startling nature was brought out.
. Senate Routine.
committees reported as fol-
8. F. 109, repealing free textbook law
S. F. 142, regarding mutual Insurance
companies, placed on general (lie.
8. F. 95, relating to Insurance, placed on
ThA resolution of Jennings of Thayer for
the appointment of a committee to In
vestigate the offloe of the labor commis
sioner to Bee whether Its continuance
would be adv'sable, was adopted. The fol
lowing committee was appointed: Jennings
of Thayer, Hasty of Furnas and O'Neill of
II. R. 81, providing that school teachers
should be over 17 years of age, was In
definitely postponed by the committee of
Senate adjourned at 12 o'clock until 2.
After the senate convened In the after
noon It immediately went Into a committee
of the whole with Anderson of Saline In
the chair, to consider bills on general file.
8. F. 24, providing for special election
in cities, was Indefinitely postponed.
S. F. 131, providing for repealing the act
providing for the payment of bounties for
destruction of wild animals, indefinitely
8. F. 137, relating .to Irrigation water
rights, ordered engrossed. ' ' '
8. F. 138, relating) to irrigation, ordered
H. R. 81, providing that school teachers
should be over 17 years of age, waa re
placed on general file. This was done at
the request of the house, the chief clerk
stating that important amendments had
been omitted in engrossing the bill. . .
Senate adjourned at 4:20 o'clock.
The senate finance committee will meet
In room 6 at 1 p. m. Wednesday to con
sider S. F. 185.
The committee on miscellaneous sub
jects will meet In room 3 at 9 o'clock to
morrow morning, to consider 8. F. 121 and
8. F. 127.
LIVELY TILT ON TELEPHONES
in Insists on Cross-Examining-Independent
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. .17. (Special Telegram.)
The meeting of the telephone Investiga
tion committee tonight developed some ex
citement. Representative Morsman of
Douglas Insisted on the right of cross-examining
C. H. Judson of the Twin City
Telephone company, who had been brought
here from Minneapolis by the so-called In
dependent telephone people to testify as to
rates. Senator Warner of Dakota, chair
man of the committee, denied this right and
then Senators O'Neil, Glffln and Meredith
sided with Morsman and the result was
that Judson was subjected to a rigid cross
examination ' by Morsman. The -effect of
the cross-examination was not encourag
ing to the Independents, but rather favor
able to the Nebraska Telephone side of the
At the conclusion of the meeting Sen
ator How ell of Douglas, took occasion to re
sent a statement made by President Yost
of the Nebraska Telephone company that
he had come here aa fie representative of
the , Omaha Commercial club.
Lyle I. Abbott of Omaha appeared before
the senate committee on privileges and
elections In th Interest of the bill for a
four-year term bf office for county officers.
The committee Is in favor of the four-year
term, but divided aa to the extension of
ths terms of present Incumbent. It will
recommend the bill for general file.
J. H. VanDuen headed a delegation of
8outh Omaha citizens tonight In appear
ing before the house educational commit
tee In favor of H. R. 271, providing for
five Instead of nine members of the South
Omsha School board, at a salary of $300
each. Under the present law the members
receive no salaries.
NEBRASKA LAND SET ASIDE
Fifteen Townships In Kidney Land
District Withdrawn from
SIDNEY. Neb., Feb. 17.r-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The United States land office at this
point received Instructions today from
Washington to temporarily withdraw from
entry or settlement except under the home
stead laws the landa combined in the North
Platte river survey, covering towns 19 and
20, ranges 49 to 58, for ths purposes of na
tional Irrigation. This land contains fif
teen townships, with 369,920 acres, com
prising altogether 3,313 quarter sections.
This order has been Issued under the law
of Jun 17, 1902, entitled "The reclamation
act." Thla looks as though the government
Intended to build mammoth reservoir in
Ill IIHE A tlll.U IS USE DAY
Take Laxallva Brcmo Quinine TabK-ts. All
druggists refund the money It It tails to
cure. E. W. Grove's signature ou each
CONFER IN LAND MATTERS
President is Inolined to Ft Tor the Reso
lution of Delegate Fljnn.
S8VE CHANCE OF ITS BEING ACTED ON
Authorises n Commission to lavratl
state and Report on All Phases of
the Land Laws Which Are
Rw In Kffect.
' (From; a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. (Special Tele,
gram.) At a conference at the White House
last night between the president and Rep
resentatives Lacey; Mondell and Jdnes of
the public .lands committee upon ' general
legislation pertaining to the land laws, a
Joint resolution Introduced by Delegate
Flynn, providing for a public lands com
mission, came in for' considerable discus
sion, and on the main the president Is In
clined to believe it should receive favor
able consideration atthe bands of the com
mittee on public lands.
Such a commission, composed of five good
men, familiar with the land law and the
public land question In general, might find
a method to equitably adjust the many
questions which have recently arisen rela
tive to the administration of the land laws
now upon the statute books. ' The question
of leasing lands for grazing purposes, the
vexed questions which have arisen In car
rying out the provisions of the timber and
stone act and the commutation features of
the homestead laws, may be cited as sam
ples now cauBtng much friction.
In view of the approval with which Dele
gate Flynn's proposition met with at the
hands of the president and the further fact
that It will probably now be at least very
seriously considered by the public lands
commission, its provisions will be of in
terest. The resolution authorized the president
In hlB discretion to appoint a commission
of five persons to be known as the "public
landa commission," who have had special
opportunity to observe the workings of the
public- land laws in - various localities of
the country, whose duty it shall be to In
vestigate and report upon the complicated
questions Involved In the taking of lands
for homesteads In the arid and seml-arld
regions, in actual use of desert lands, in
location of forest, reserves and ' private
holdings therein, in proposed leasing of
grazing lands. In exchange of private lands
for railroad subsidy lands and forest lieu
land, selections, in unauthorized fencing
of public lands, In the exhausting of the
public ranges, and of all present methods
of acquiring titles or possession to the pub
lic lands of tha United States. The reso
lution provides an appropriation of $75,000
to pay the expense of the commission.
The senate today passed a bill granting
a pension of $30 per month to Mary H.
Rumple, widow of the late Representative
John N. W. Rumple. This bill now goes to
the president for approval.
Mrs. Lizzie M. Armstrong of Fort Dodge
is the guest of Mrs. Maurice D. O'Connell,
wife of the solicitor of the treasury. Mrs.
Armstrong will extend her visit.' over a
couple of weeks. "
Senator Millard has secured the addition
of three mall carriers to serve rural routes
out of Norfolk.
Mrs. George R. Butlln, wife of George
R. Butlln of Omaha, stenographer to Sena
tor Millard, died tonight. Funeral' ar
rangements have not yet been 'completed.
Mr. Butlln . Is awaiting to hear from . his
wife's sisters, one of whom lives in Omsha
and the other in New York. .
.'Routine, of Depsrtmesti ; ,
The Postoffice department has ordered the
establishment on March 1 of free delivery
service at Centervllle, la., with Charles It.
Newcom, Jesse Butler, Lloyd B. , Mushier
and Joseph! Q. Adams as carriers and Reu
ben E. Carr and Harry Simmon as sjibstl
' The condition of the national banks of
Des Moines on February 6 shows loans and
discounts fell from $4,992,842 to $4,898,815
sines November 25 last. The gold holdings
Increased from $146,317 to $189,235, and the
Indlvldial deposits fell from $2,985,368 to
$2,280,640, and the average reserve held was
23.72 per cent.
Reserve agents approved : . Corn Exchange
National bank of Chicago for . Centervllle
National of Centervllle, la.; National Bank
of Commerce of St. Louis for Merchants'
National of Cedar Rapids, la.; Seaboard
National of New York for First National
of Howard, S. D. '
The postofflces at Johnsonyllle,, Crawford
county, la., Farwell, Sanborn courltj, and
Odessa, Hand county, 8. D., have been or
dered discontinued. .
Jasper Jasperson and Halvor Napper "were
today appointed regular, and John A. An
derson and Peter Garvlck substitute rural
carriers at Leland, la.
Fred 8. Thomas of Quick, Iau was today
appointed a railway mall clerk.
The corporate existence of the First Na
tional bank of David City, Neb.j has been
extended until the close of business Feb
ruary 17, 1923.
These rural delivery routes will be es
tablished April 1:. Nebraska, Clarkaon, Col
fax county,, two routes; area covered, 94
square miles; population served, 1,090. Da
vld City, Butler county, one additional;
area, 30 square miles', population, 575. Ith
aca, Saunders county, one route; area cov
ered, 26 square miles; population, 625. Nor
folk, Madison county, three, additional;
area, 88 square miles; population, 1,885.
But Not Mnrh of av Pastor.
There was an old clergyman In central
New York state some years ago who was a
very powerful speaker, but whose private
life was by no means exemplary. Some of
the more outspoken of his parishoners were"
In the habit of remonstrating with him
regularly about thla, aud bis reply Invari
ably was. "Don't do as I do; do as I tell
you to do."
It la so with a great many physicians
There are hundreds of medical men who
fully understand the folly of drinking cot-
fee snd tea. who tell their patients not to
drink either, yet who use one or the other
themselves. But sometimes It knocks even
the doctor out and he has to quit Old King
Coffee. A physician of Wasloja, Minn.
saya: "I waa a liberal user of coffee from
my youth and my health broke down whllo
at college. In 1880, at 25 years of age, but
I rontlnued to use coffee until 1898
although I waa nervous and Buffered con
stantly from a condition known as dl
betes Insipidus, a condition that 1 well
known to be due to nervousness. My
weight was below par and no diet or tonlo
medicines were sufficient to restore my
vitality and atrength.
"in 1898 I became suspicious of coffee
and I broke off the habit by taking up
Poatum. Since that time my nerves have
become strong and well nd tor weight has
Increased about 30 pounds. . Well boiled
it is a delicious healthful drink, heavy
with strength and muscle-making quail
ties." Nsme furnished by Poetum Co
Battle Creek, Mich.
Even If your pbylcian doe drink coffee
you had better do as be tells you to do. Give
Poetum a trial. That's the easy way to
shake off coffee and get well and keep
Iowa, Ft. Atkinson. Winneshiek county,
three routes; area, 68 square miles; popu
lation, 1,800. Oowrle, Webster county, four
routes; area,. 93 tsquare miles; population,
.477. Gravity, Taylor . county, two addi
tional; area,, 39 square miles; population,
,065. Guthrie Center, Guthrie county, one
roue; area covered, 36 square miles; popu
lation, 470. Honey Creek, . Pottawattamie
county, one route; area, $6. square miles;
population, ,165, Mondatnln. Harrison
county, two routes; area. 71 square miles;
population, 985. Tburman, Fremont county,
one additional; area, 21 square miles; pop
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska, Augus
tus H. Surber, Waterbury, Dixon county,
vice Harrison Sayre, resigned; Clinton G.
Slver, Wlllard. Lincoln county, vice A. B.
Pierce, resigned. Iowa. Robert Moffit, Buck
Grove, Crawford county; Christopher Pe
terson, Eldorado, Fayette county; George
A. Splelman, Packwood, Jefferson county.
Army Money Rill Agreed To.
The conferees on the army appropria
tion bill reached an agreement today. The
senate amendment providing for the detail
of retiring army officers to the number of
twenty was agreed to, but the provision for
the assignment of retfred officers as at
taches at American embassies and legations
abroad was omitted.
The conferees agreed to- the provision
that citizens of Porto Rico may enlist in
the regular army and the Porto Rican regi
ment ' may be ordered for service outside
of Porto Rico, with sn amendment provid
ing that all volunteer officers now in the
Porto Rlcan regiment shall he muste.ed
out of the service on June SO, 1904, and
their place filled by detail from the line
of the regular army.
The senate amendments making $25,000
Immediately available for the equipment of
officers' schools and making appropriations
available for barracks and quarters In the
United States and In the Philippines, were
agreed to; also the provision made by the
senate for an appropriation, of $2,000 for
the purchase of a national trophy and med
als to be contested for annually by the
army and national guard.
The appropriation of $2,000,000 for equip
ping the national guard was agreed to.
The senate conferees receded from the
amendment providing for the purchase
and preservation of the Ball Bluffs battle.
The senate provision for $500,004 for army
post buildings to take the place of canteens
remains In the bill, but It Is provided that
no more than $40,000 be expended for any
one post building.
There are added to. the artillery corps
twenty-five master electricians, to be en
listed by the secretary of war.
The senate amendment permitting army
officers below the grade of major general
who saw service in the civil war to retire
with the rank and pay of the next highest
grade was agreed to, with a further amend
ment making it apply only to officers who
served in the civil war more than one year.
FROST STILL REIGNS
(Continued from-First Page.)
down to a point' Variously reported at from
9 to 15 degrees below sero. The latter
temperature is ' reported unofficially from
exposed suburban places, which felt the
full force of the fierce cold.
The Intense cold practically cut the city
off from telegraphlo communication with
the outside world during the early part of
the day. Contraction of wires caused
breakage In every direction and only inter
mittent service could be maintained. ' '
The official ' Vec'ord' of temperatures
showed the cero; point reported at 11
o'clock last ntbs! since which hour a
steady decline "was maintaraed, -until the
minimum was reached at. 8 o'clock this
morning 10 degrees below zero. While
moderating slightly during the day, no im
mediate breaking up of the cold spell Is
promised and In the neighborhood of 4
o'clock 5 degrees below Is looked for to
Low Temperature In Wisconsin.
MILWAUKEE, Feb. . 17. Thermometer
here registered from 10 to 18 degrees below
xero this morning, the lowest of the seaaon.
Lower temperatures are general throughout
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 17. The tempera
ture, was 6 degree below aero at 6 a. m.
After 8 o'clock the mercury began to rlss
slowly, but the forecaster promise ex
tremely, cold weather . for two days. , All
trains are from six to seven hours late.
BOSTON, Feb. J 7. The worst snow storm.
of the winter thus far prevailed here last
night. Snow continued t6 fall this fore
noon. .Railroad and street car service was
badly hampered and shipping was effectu
ally tied up. Several vessels which left
port last night . are supposed to havs ex
perienced a bard night. There is a large
number of transatlantic vessels due at
thl port. . . , .
Conditions In New York .
NEW YORK, Feb. 17. The billiard of
last night left Newjork in a better condi
tion than expected. Tne snow ceasea rail
ing at an early hour, but began again at
8 o'clock. Surface and elevated railroad
lines were partly crippled, but were not
so badly tied up. as by several previous
storms this winter. The- predicted big drop
in temperature did not occur. The ve
locity of the wind had decreased consid
erably since midnight, when there was a
moderate gale. .Up to 9 o'clock the total
snow fall In this city, as reported by the
Weather bureau, was 9.7 -Inches. This Is
by far the heaviest fall of snow this
, PHILADELPHIA. Fib. 17. A storm
savoring of a blizzard, which reached this
city last evening and raged with unremit
ting force during the greater par of the
night, still prevails today, but in a some
what milder degree. During the night
snow fell to a depth of six Inches and the
temperature dropped to 20 degrees at 8
o'clock thl morning.
Railway and street car trafBo . la
badly handicapped and telegraph and tele
phone service Is crippled.
This la municipal election day through
out the state and one effect of the storm
haa been to lessen the vote.
Snowfall In Kentucky.
LOUrSVOi.E, Ky., Feb. 17. Following a
thirty-six hour rain and a half day's record
breaking snowfall, Louisville this morning
experienced the coldest weather of the win
ter, 1 degree above sero.
FREMONT, Neb.. Feb. 17. (Special.)
The cold weather of the past two days
moderated today. Monday morning the
mercury stood "at IS below sero, and the
maximum daring the day was 1 below. This
morning U stood at 13 below, and at noon
had run up to 20 above.
EXETER, Neb.. Vb. 17. (Special.)
Bunday, Monday and Tuesday were the three
coldest days this sinter In this vicinity,
The mercury stood In the order named
Six, 14 and 10 degrees below. There Is
considerable snow on the ground, which Is
a rood thing for the fall wheat.
WEST POINT. Nb., Feb.' 17. (Special.)
The prevailing weather Is the. coldest so
far experienced in this section. The ther
mometer registered 20 degrees below this
morning at 6 o'clock. The air Is dry and
HARVARD. Neb., Feb. U. (Special. )
During the past forty-lht bsurs the mer-
eurv hs vibrated between la Degrees ne
low and 6 above sero. most of the time be
low. Hsrvsrd people are" fortunate in be-
.ki. ertal. so that no serious
1US u - . -. . ..
PROVISIONS OF NEW TAX LAW
Synopsis f the 'Bill Prepared hj tie
GENERAL FEATURES OF OLD LAW SAVED
Cnonty Assessors to Have Charge of
Matin of All Property bat Rail
roads for Pnrnoaes of
(Continued from First Tags.)
suoh companies In the localities In which
thoy transact business. The tangible prop
erty of. these compsnles Is to be locally
assessed as other personal property.
Special provisions are Incorporated In the
till for reaching pswnbrokcrs, interest on
government bonds and alBo specific pro
visions for the assessments of corporations,
pipe linos and pipe line companies, railroad
and car companies, by which It Is sought to
render cars not owned by companies In this
tate, but transported through the state
liable to be listed. All property is to be
assessed between the 1st day of Februsry
and the 1st day of April of each year. .
Bonds of railroad corporations and car
companies shall be . annually assessed by
the State Board of Equalization and Assess
ment. Assessment of Railroads.
On or before February 1. 1904, and an
nually thereafter, the officials of all rail
road companies doing business in this state
shall make and file with the State Board
of Equalisation and Assessment a state
ment of all of the property owned by such
companies on the 31st day of December
preceding. The statement required em-'
braced a comprehensive and detailed state
ment of all railroad property of every de
scription subject to taxation in this state,
which statement Includes a listing or all of
Us rolling stock, its entire trackage. In
cluding spurs and sidetracks, depots, sta
tion houses, warehouses, looated wholly or
In part upon Its right of way. Its total cap
ital (took, the market value thereof, and,
It It haa no market value, then the true
value of the same; the amount of Its mort
gage Indebtedness, the value of all of Us
tool and repairs, and all of Its other per
sonal property, together with such other in
formation as the board may require.
The act provides a penalty for failure on
the part of any corporation to make the
return as provided for, the corporation to
forfeit to the state a sum of not less than
11,000 or more than 35,000 for each offense,
a recovery thereof to be had by an action
In the name of the state. It Is also pro
vided that this return shall not be con
clusive upon the board, hut that the board
may from such information as it haa or may
procure otherwise, assess the corporate
property on the same basla as all other
The valuation of each road Is to be ob
tained by dividing the total value by the
number of miles of the line within the
Every railroad company within the state
shall on or before February 1 of each year
report to the county clerk of each county
the numDer of miles of track situated
within each taxing district thereof, to
gether with a full statement of all build
ings, and personal property of all descrip
tion, which It may have in such county.
The state board of equalization and as
sessment shall have power to require the
attendance of officers of railroad companies
their agents, and all other witnesses', and
to require the- production of book and
papers and records which tt may deem
necessary. "' ' ' ''
Collection of Personal Taxes.
Another important feature of the bill Is
the liability ot the county treasurer, who
Is. ex-ofOclo. the collector of 'all taxes In
his county. Upon . the receipt of the tax
rolls by him he 1 charged with all taxes
assessed against the personal property of
his county, and. he and his bondsmen are
liable therefor, unless he shows collection
of the same or a full compliance with all
ot the requirements ot the act relative to
his duties in the premises.
On December 1 of each year In which
taxes shall have been assessed all unpaid
personal taxea except those in cities hav
ing a system, of taxation provided for by
special statute, shall become delinquent
and thereafter draw interest at 10 per cent
On May 1 of the year in which taxes
hall have been assessed unpaid taxes upon
real property, except in cities' otherwise
provided for, shall become .delinquent and
draw 10 per cent Interest. Provision Is
made for notification to delinquents of
the amount due and that unless paid be
fore the following .September, distress
warrants shall Issue.' It Is provided that
the treasurer shall collect delinquent
taxes by distress . warrants ana
the sale of the . property. Distress
warrants shall be Issued against all per
sons who ara delinquent for taxes of 1903,
or any, year thereafter, unleBs Such per
sons shall file an affidavit pf poverty. In
which case distress warrant shall not
issue. The warrants are to he served by
the treasurer or his deputy, returnable
within Sixty days. The county treasurer
of one county Is given power, to Issue dis
tress warrapts to the treasurer of another
county. Drastic penalties are provided for
the tearing down or removal of buildings
located upon real estate against which
there are delinquent taxea; the Hen of the
tax following such removed property
wherever It may be taken or In whatever
form It may be converted. When the
county treasurer becomes aware of uch
tearing down or removal It become nls
duty forthwith to Issue a distress warrant
and to follow the property wherever he may
Taxes Become Liens.
Taxes upon real estate are made a lien
from and including April 1 until paid; upon
oersonal property from and after October
1. All general taxes due th state or any
of the subdivisions thereof are made a
first Hen upon the real, estate on which
levied. Special assessments regularly ae
aessed and levied are made a lien on real
estate, but are Junior to general taxes.
"All real estate on which taxes are not
paid by November 1 after they become de
linquent Is by th act made subject to sale.
The act provides th manner In which the
sale provided for Is to be accomplished;
the county treaaurer to make out" a list
describing the land and the unpaid taxes
against It, providing for the publication
thereof for three consecutive weeks and
providing the formalities of the sale. Any
person who offer to psy the amount of the
tax due, or the smallest portion thereof,
shall be the purchaser of the same, and
wben.be designates the portion the taxes
against which he will pay, that portion is
to be considered sn undivided portion. But
the treasurer may ell the whole.
t'oaaty to Bid la Property.
- The act contains provision for the
purchase of real estate oa which taxes are
delinquent by the county board for the
benefit of the county. When such purchase
Is mads it -is provided that the county treas
urer" shall issue a certificate of purchase
for th lsnd which I to 'be held in hi
bands until any person who will pay tbs
amount due thereon is found, whereupon
the county treasurer may make an assign
ment thereof to be attested by the Indorse
ment of the county clerk.
"Whenever it shsll appear, to the cousiy
board that any tract of land Is ot less valu
than the amount ot taxes due upon lt( it
shall be the board's duty to fix a minimum
price for It, thla. price to be certified to
the county treasurer, and such lnnd to be
sold at prlvnte. sale for not less than such
price, Irrrspe-ctlve of the amount of tsxe
due sgainst It. and the land shall thereupon
be divested of alV tax. ' :
Completlna Tax Title.,
No purchaser at a tax ssle shall be en
titled to a deed. until It Is shown that at
least two months befnre the time of re
demption be caused a notice to be served
upon the owner ot record or his agent,
stating therein the amount due and the date
when redemption expires. If the person
cannot be found notice by publication may
be bad. When these conditions are com
piled with and at any time within three
years after the expiration of two years the
county treaaurer shall on request execute
to the . purchaser a deed on the premises
described In his certificate. The deed shall
have the official seal of the treasurer and
be acknowledged by him end will then be
entitled to, record aa other conveyances,
vesting In fee In the grsntee and bis heirs
the title thereto. Such deeds sre declsred
to be presumptive evidence In all the courts
in this state and In all controversies re
lating to the rights of the grantee, his
heirs or assigns. The act makes further
provision with reference to the manner In
which the owner may defeat the title ot
the purchaser, by showing that the property
was not subject to taxation, that the taxes
had been paid before the sale, that the
property had been redeemed or that there
ha be'en an entire omission to list the prop
erty. But no person shall be permitted to
question the title without first showing that
he had title at the time of the sale, or that
the title had been acquired from the United
States after the sale, or that the taxes
had been paid by the claimant or hi
grantees. It Is also provided in such cases
that the claimant against. the tax deed may
show that he paid his taxes, but through a
mistake the entry thereof was made upon
other land. He may also show fraud on
the part of the purchaser, and If It is es
tablished the deed Is void. Frovlaton Is
also made for the foreclosure of tax deeds
and tax ssle certificates In the district
courts and permitting several tax deed or
certificates to be foreclosed in one action
without constituting a misjoinder ot causes
of action or defense.
ENGLAND IS NOW AT PEACE
(Continued from First Page.)
life In that part of the world. He par
tially concurred In the sentiments and desires-expressed
by the colonial secretary
for the fusion of the two white races In
South- Africa, but he wanted to know It
Mr. Chamberlain's acts were subject to
the approval ot his colleagues. If a bar
gain was made who was to speak with au
thority for the nation?
In conclusion, Sir Henry, who spoke for
an hour and a quarter, criticised the
growth of the national expenditure.
Premier Balfour In reply said Mr. Cham
berlain .had consulted bis colleagues and
We entirely Indorse and make ourselves
responsible for the general policy he haa
declared in South Africa.
In the House of Commons afterwards Mr.
Balfour referred briefly to the Brussels
sugar convention which, be reiterated, did
not Interfere with the most favored na
tion clause of commercial treaties. He
also announced that the government had
decided not to penalize sugar from any of
In regard to the conditions prevailing in
Macedonia, Mr. Balfour said they were a
constant menace to the peace of Europe.
AO 'Incorruptible government was needed
to introduce the primary element of order
In Macedonia. i
SNOWSTORM HINDERS VOTERS
Pennsylvania Municipal Elections
' ' Pass Off Quietly with Few
PHILADELPHIA, . Feb. 17. Municipal
elections were held in Pennsylvsnla today,
Owing to the snowstorms the vote polled
In Philadelphia John Weaver, the pres
ent district attorney, waa elected mayor by
the usual large republican majority.
Injured In fornsheller.
BEATRICE, Neb., Feb. 17.(Speclal Tel
egram.) Word reached here tonight of a
painful accident - which befell John Job
man, a 14-year-old boy living near Fll
ley, today. While working around a corn
shelter be caught his hand in a gearing,
frightfully mangling the member. The
thumb was torn off and the cords pulled
out nearly up to the elHow.
Bono Pains, Itchlaa, Scabby
Swellings, Carbuncles, Pimples,
Scrofula, pnnaBiitlr curad by Uklng Botanl
Hlood Blui. It dutrorl th actus FoMon Is th
blood. It you hav achas and pafna la bona, bauk
aud Joints, Itching SuaSbr Sain. Blood laaia hoi or
Ibln, Swollan Glanda, Kliln and liump oa th
bain, Mucua Patch In atoutb. Sor Throat, Plm
plaa, or oOrnal ruptlona, Coprr-Clord Spot
or ra on tiaio, all rua-duwn, or aarvuua, Uloara
a any part ol th bod;. Hair or Krabrow tailing
out Carbuncle or Bulla. Uk
Botanic Blood Balm, arwnranteod
ta cur a U worst and most Saao-saau
whr doctor, patent madlcluea, aud hot aprluga
fall. Uaala all Nina awpa ail acha and palna,
ratine all llluaa, uaaa blood aura and rUsa,
couiplaulr changing th ntir body Into a alaao,
baaltbr condltoo. B. B. B. baa ufd thouanda
of caaaa ot Blood Folaoo, vaa aiur retaking th
Uld Hbeumatlsm, Catarrh, Kesemn
ar eauaad by an awful Polond oondltlon ot th
Blood. B. B. B. slop Hawking and Spitting. Itch
lug and Scratching. Acnaa and raJna; turaa Rhauma
tiara. Catarrh : Uaala all ttcaaa Sua!, grupllona.
Watery Bllatara. foul taatarlug aura of ftciama;
by giving a pur, fcnlthy bluul upp!y ta attained
yrUt Cancer Cured
Botanlo Blood Balm Cure Canoe r of all Klada,
Buppurallns Swelllnga. Eating Soree, Tumor, ugly
lliera It kills the Cancer Polaon and heal th
auraa or wurat cancer perfectly. If you have a par-
latent Pimple, Wart, Swelllnga, Shooting. Stinging
palna, tak Blood Balm and they will disappear be
fore they develop Into Cancer. Many apparently
hoprleea caae of canter cured by taking Botanl
'II U Ot A II Ala I tat.
My e leu's aeille 1W fl. oa stay
rei f III, tear eirecle. lteawla
Itlitue) Hula I rt.B. St. ) aleeaya rare
rhea. the) rlglil ejiueatUr la tetkea.
f m o Mr4 7ar eaaacjr will
Botanic Blood Balm U. H. U.) la
Pleasant and aaf la tak. Thoroughly tested for M
yra. Composed of Pur Botanlo lugredleata
Strengthen weak kidney nd weak atoroacha, cure
dyapepala. Couplet directions go with each bottle.
Sold In Omaba by Boston Store Drnej
Deoartsaent, latn nnd Ussslsi Sts.
In Council Bluff by H. IS. Anderson,
fjuto Broadway. la South Omaha by
Dillon Drue Co., 34th and 1.
Call or write any stores.
Blood Balm sent by sureas on w
eclpt of St.
axative promo Quinine
Cur CoM in On Dry, CtfptaTVw
'yrvirt tax. as
Slow healing sores are wlisijjlitlr, pnlnfu?
ami danKCtmi.- They sre a cotuitant cart
ml source Of anxiety and worry. ',
Chronic, slow healing sores are frequently
the after elTecU '( sotiie Joptj' standing
(lehilitatin sit knnp, tfyat leaves the consti
tution weakened and thefclood in a polluted,
run down condition, whet) a scratch, cut,
simple boil pr bruise,' becomes n fearful
looking ulcer that fcrovrw, aud spread it, eat
ing deeper and deeper into the rfesh in spite
of everything that can be done to cho k its
progress. Old people whose blood is Mow
the standard sod the circulation sluggish,
are tormented with face sores, and often
indolent, sii-Jtly rooking" tilcers upon the
limbs that give them hardly a moment's
rest from pam and worry. Ordinsry sores
nre liable to become chronic unless the
blood is strong enough tq throw off the
arnoinounr'of Purify th BIOOll
wurheai theni."but Heal the Sore.
they will continue to grow worse and worse,
ond tnany times terminate in that most
horrible of all human maladies, Cancer.
S. S. S. cures slow healing sores by .puri
fying and invigorating the germ-laden,
vitiated blood and purging the system of
all corrupt matter, thus striking at the real
cause aud removing every hindrance to a
rapid and successful cure, nnd this is the
only possible way to reach these deeply
rooted, dangerous places. i. S. S. strength.
ens and tones tip the circulation, supplies
. , - i . ..
tne ricu, nutritious
blood needed for the
' rebuilding; of the con
stitution as well as
healing the sore, ami
Ton cet rid of the
bid plague spot for all time.
If yon have a 6low healing, stubborn
sore, write us about it, and our l'hysicians
will advise yon without charge. Book on
Blood and Skin Diseases free.
The Swift Sptolfio Co., Atlanta. Ga.
Read This Fron an Old
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OMAHA, Neb., Doc. 12, 19W.
Cramer Chemical Co., Albany, N. Y.
During- the war I contracted a severe ra
of kidney trouble, and upon my return
home 1 employed some of the best doctors
In the country, but failed to get anything
but temporary relief. One year sro 1 be
Ksn taking the Cramer Klilnfy Remedy,
and before taking one bottle J was satisfied
I was getting better. After taking si
bottles I was cured and have hewr had a
return of my trouble. Am a well man
and feel at leant twenty years youiigur-.
You are at liberty to publlnh this Mate
ment, as I am anxious to bring this medi
cine to the attention of nil old soldiers
whom I know are affected with kidney
trouble. GEO. HYDK,
1S18 Chicago St., Omaha. '
Genuine fresh Cramer's Kidney and LJver
Cure may be found In two sizes, (0c for
toe; $1.00 sizes for "5c at ,
16th and Chicago Sts., Omaha.
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The Greatest Remedy known to ths civil
ized age l Dr. Uurkhart's Vegetable Com
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Sick Stomach, Night Sweats, Stiffness In
IJmbs and Joints, etc. 10 days' treatment
free. All Druggists.
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No taste. No odor. Can be given In glass
of water, tea or coffee without patient's
White Ribbon Remedy will cure -or de
stroy tha diseased appetite for alcoholic
stimulants, whether the patient Is a con
firmed inebriate, a "tippler," social drinker
or drunkard. Impossible for snyone to have
an appetite foi alcoholic liquors after using
White Ribbon Remedy.
Indorsed br Members ot W. C. T. V.
Mrs. Moore, press superintendent of the
Woman's Christian Temperance union of
Ventura. California, wrllev: "I have tested
White Ribbon Remedy on very oostlnate
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In many tuea the remedy was given
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dorse White Ribbon Remedv. Members ot
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Woodward V Burgees,
FOR FOt'R PKRFOKMANT'ES START
ING TOMORROW NKiHT.
Prices Mat., 25c to SI. 60: night, 2ftc to U
No free list. Seats on sale.
Curtain Rises at and 2 p. m.
Biz Performances, Starting Sunday Mat.,
Th Phenomenal Bohemian Violin Vir
tuoso, after his triumphs in New York,
Boston, Chicago ; : : : . : : ; :
In Conjunction with Miss Julia Oeyer, Solo
Pianoforte; Mr. Krans Hplndler,;
Dlrsctton RUDOH'U ARONSON.
Prices 60c, Tbc, 11.00, fl.SO. Beats on sal
tomorrow. . .
Matinees Thurs., Bat., Sun.,
HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE
'Cresser and Darn,' EdftB Helena',. Zasell
ft Vernon, Wood and - Bates. The three
Livingstons, and - tha Klaedrojna. , .
Regular Prtc lOo. ttc. 0c.
USB' .JtaW- -
jiufferln Ua been reported.
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