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onten)eJ rottlil be accomplished, th-rrfore
his Irjic has been Knt In educating and
rlpniilm out hi own pirty. i
Kpnakrr Nettlrlon tnkes one bark to the
tlnys cf Abraham Uncoln. In personal
ohivrnctcristlrs he Is not unlike the mar
tyred prealtlent. lie la long and slender and
angular. Ilia face Is an affidavit. It la
wrinkled and bony. He tralks lame, a re
minder constantly of the time a bullet was
sent through Ills body while ha waa de
fending the Mars and atripes back In the
Tha speaker la a aelf-mnde man and the
Job could oarrely ha Improved upon. He
came to America -al the ejtremoly early
nifa of yeara from the northern port of
Ireland, and lived In Illinois until the
break I n a- ont of tha civil war. when he
Jclned the troops of the United States and
served throughout the war. Though ha la
a thorough American be haa ever possessed
that keen wit which baa made the Irishman
famous, and that keen mind which one get
through battling with the world, and these
thing have made him a power in Nebraska
politics, respected by all men who know
him. Ilia character can best be summed
up In a statement ha made during tha pre
liminary contest over the selection of a
speaker of the house. A pnper had pub
lished an article to the effect that he waa
the special pet of the atnte committee ofn
cers, who had furnished him hla head
quarters. H waa asked about the matter:
"It'a a d-n lie." ha quickly answered,
und thttt wns all tha statement he made.
Those who know the speaker knew he spoke
the truth without any further argument.
Tha speaker Is thoroughly In earnest alt
the time and Is a hard worker. Ha enjoys
a Joke as well as anyone and frequently
tells them on himself. He la not the least
bl. sensitive about hla affidavit face, but It
la told of him he frequently related the
following In his speeches years ago:
"There nre three ugty men In thla state,"
he aald. "One of them Is Lambertson and
t am tho other two."
Attorney O. M. Lambertson resided In
Lincoln and had the reputation of being
one of tha homeliest men In tha entire
Mr. Nettleton rime; to Nebraska tn 1873
mid looued In Clay county, near Fairfield,
on a form, and that has been his home
ever since. ' Ills family consists of a wife
and one daughter He has represented
Ilia county In the legislature twice. In ISS3
and again In 1885. In 1S92 he was a presi
dential elector and made tha trip to Wash,
ington a.t a messenger to take the vote
there. In 1SW he waa nominated for state
senator, but ' wa defeated' In that tidal
wave of Bryanlsm, from which the atate is
Just now. righting Itself.
Ia the ': preliminary contest over the or
ganisation of tha nous tha railroad and
other corporations were lined up against
the Clay county man, and ware willing to
accept any other rather than tha one who
pot the l-Ucc. " lie made no compromise
with them.' . Ha made no compromise with
tlin oliil,"run(11ilLtM One of them re
marked during the contest:.
.'te.ueipn innnen nw uiuu. lie jubi hu
In then) as . though he bad. the Job and
won't say a word."
And that was what he did. Ha sat back
and let tha battle rage arornd him. He
kept hU own counsel and was tha only
really cool man in tha race. , When, the
time came for htm to apeak, he spoke and
he spoke with no uncertain language.
An agreement had been made whereby all
pf the candidate were to go into caucua
and there should be an open ballot, and
a two-thirds vote would be necessary to
elect. One of the candldatea after signing
the agreement went Into tha lobby of tha
hotel an-' made a speech against it. Then
tha Clay county man got busy. Ha pulled
hla long length onto the table and ba
explained about tha agreement. : He urged
the members of the house to be open and
above board. He urged them to vote pub;
llcly and cast their votes as they desired,
without outside direction. It was a blttar
fight and aome hard feelings wars engen
dered. But when it was all over Speaker
Nettleton again trade a speech s and this
tlma h said: ,
"I shall forget all the ballets In Which
the votes were divided. I shall remember
only the last ballot, which made my elec
tion unanimous."
When the house waa called to order and
began to grind he again showed he had not
stored up any feelings against any one
by requesting all of the members to file
their committee preferences with him, ao
that he could ao far as possible accommo
date them. Hla platform aa speaker h
announced as "an equal chance for avery
. Mr. Nettleton waa born November t, 1840,
and after coming to thla country ha edu
cated himself. He attended school whan
he could and he studied at hla home, gradu
ally accumulating a library, until now it
is sail he h:s one of the finest private
libraries in tha entire stats. H has made
a special study of political questions and
la well Informed of the needs of Nebraska.
Ha bellevas eveiy doila? apent by tha
state ahould bring In a dollar's worth of
goods and ha believes every employ of the
state ahould earn his- salary,.; 11 believe
a public office 1 a public trust!
Treasurer Johnson Collects M Per
Oat of tn Amount Owe.
TBCVMauH. Neo., Jan. 1 (Special.)-!
County Treasurer John Ward of Johnson
county ha accepted frum the Burlington
Railroad company a part pnyment of the
company'e taxes In this county for the year
ISO. This eame plan waa .carried out In
I3W and 106, the corporation refusing to
pay its full assessed taxes in all' th coun
ties tn th state. In the acceptance of th
deficient amount the county treasurer. In
nowise Joopardlae th interests of tha
oeuuty In th Collection of the full assessed
amount, when the case now pending In re
tard to same shall l settled In the V'l'rd
States court. For tl) year m the Bur.
llngton - w as taxed 114.811.66 In Johnson
county, and of this amount the company
waa willing -to pay1,-and Old pay, IK.tJ7.7it,
making a difference pf 5,74 S, which la
sUll due. The payment Is about 66 per cent
... . . ' .... .
)t the assessed amount. Laat year the
Roses all the Year Round!
' Bloom In cliccVt once white and
sunken, now plump and firm, owing to
the use of
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7 hi CW Lknr Oil F.mtUum "Par EictlUnct."
Flesh-builder find Blood-maker. A
tfue FOOD, not a nerve deadener, nor
a mocking tt.muuni. ror consump-
tlve and dyspeptics; (or all who . grt
thin, pallid, weak and bloodless.
Strengthen your grip on life by taking
OZOMULSION t once. T!very tit
ttte in your body will (eel the benefit..'
At all druggists.
Tkers at two ne -. aad l(-o(. Bottles j
the ofuL is ensue ia I Uagiugo sa each.
Ozomulsion Laboratories
M St., Kw Tsrk.
7uva, --. iuU Nm
it ttVativo ftromo Qicniaa
euroCcUlaOMl)eyeC4ib Day
company'e taxca war 11.411.98 higher In I
this county, being I1S.OH4.S1. The amount
, . , " V, ,
paid last year waa .97.i3. A better per ,
cent wns paid last year. The securing ot
the portion of the money helps some of the
school district In a financial way at a very
opportune time.
Fremont Fifty Years Old.
FREMONT. Neb.. Jan. . (Special.) The !
original piai or tn city Of rTetnoni was
filed In the county clerk's office fifty years
ego today, the county not being organised
at the time the plat was made four month
before. An Inspection of the certificate of
th surveyor, Hon. E. II. Barnard, explain
how the city cam to b laid out on a line
not exactly north and south. The town
was laid out with the old military road i officers of Table Rock jouge No S3, in
, ,. , . .... .... j dependent Order of Odd Fellows. Tha
aa a base lln. and wher that pasaed IO(Wng elected officers wr In-
through the town it was three degrees and
twenty-five minutes north. Th original
survey waa accurately made from thla bas
line and covered a district one mil aquaxe.
News of sjebraaka.
BKATRTCp A new bank will be opened
soon at Odell by Wymore parties.
BEATRICE The Beatrice Commercial
club will hold It annual banquet on Jan
uary 14.
YORK Ray tevor has purchased a feed
store and I located in th Kunts block of
this city.
BEATRICE The Beatrice public schools
open Monday after the holiday vacation of
two weeka.
BEATRICE The McGee property, one of
the finest In the city, was sold to Louis
Maaehel. a retired farmer.
COLirMBt'S-Mra. Joseph Mahaffy died
Saturday afternoon, aged 44 years. Her
death was due U consumption.
YORK Diphtheria, typhoid fever and
also scarlet fever are reported in the
county and a few caaea are In York.
BEATRICEV--A number of coyotes have
been aeen near Barneston and farmers In
that locality are making plana for a big
circle hunt.
CHADRON Married, by Bev. J. Rock
wood Jenkins, at the Grace church rectory,
William Percival of Crawford to Bertha
May Russell.
BEATRICE The discovery of a twenty
Inch vein of coal on the farm of Dr. Oandy
h.-ar Wymore hna caused some excitement
among the residents of that locality.
t.'OLL'MBUB Cards - have been received
announcing the marriage of Miaa Clara
Krorif of Schuyler to Mr. George F. Onres
of Garrison at the bride's home in Schuy
ler January 10. - -
8CHI:YLKR There ia much talk of hav
ing a permanent county fair started here. A
meeting will be held In the council room
Saturday afternoon and a large crowd is
expected to bs out.
YORK 1 he funeral services of E. N.
Evans of North York occurred Saturday.
Mr. Evans waa one of the early settlers
and owned farms In this county and was
highly respected by all.
WEST I'OINT Mra. Oiffert. the widow
of the late Hon. D. C GliTert. will return
home to West Point at the end ot Jan
uary. She hue not yet decided where she
will make her future home.
SCHUYLEJl Henry Binder, the new Col
fax county commissioner, took lua seAt
Saturday noon and started work like an
old-timer. He takes the place of John
Smith, whoae term haa expired.
BEATRICE E. 8. Oarber of Guide Rock,
a son of the late ex-Governor Garber, has
Burchased the Interest of C. L. Reed In the
lue Valley Fruit and Grocery company
and haa removed his family to Beatrice.
SCHUYLER The Knlghte Of Pythias are
planning a large banquet at their Installa
tion of officers, which will take p!ace In
the near future. State tfficera and visitors
are 'expected to be here from surrounding
towns. '
CHADRON Married, by Rev. Samuel A.
Chappell of the First Methodist Episcopal
church at the residence of the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blister, Metcalf
Robinson of Red Lodge, Mont., to Edith
WEST POINT Otto Matthleson, the
eldest son of William Matthleson, a for
mer agricultural Implement dealer of Weat
Point, haa enlisted In the United States
navy and left for Richmond, Va., to Join
hla ship.
WEST POINT O. C. Bone, traveling aud
itor for the Chlcaao at Northwestern Rail
way company for the Nebraska Wyoming
division, haa located with his family In
Weat Point, where they will make their
future home.
SCHUYLER Invitations are out announ
cing the wedding of Miaa Clara Kropp of
this city to Mr. George Korea of Garrison,
Neb., the wedding to take place Thursday
at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Kropp. -
BEATRICE 1 Stcut. for six years an
employe of H. L. Harper, a druggist of thla
oity, has secured a position with the drug
firm of I'axton & Rockfeller at Butte,
Mont., and will leave in a few days to as
sume his new dutiea
RE A TRICE Miss Ames Kennedy drove
into an unprotected gaa ditch Saturday
night. The vehicle waa badly smashed and
Miss Kennedy received severe bruises about
the body. The accident waa caused by the
new company not providing warning lights.
YORK For the first time since the or
ganisation of York county the office of
county treasurer has not cost York county
1 cent. County Treasurer Copaey has made
quite a saving to the county a. .J haa
made the beat record of any county treas
urer ever elected.
BEATRICE Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Demp
ster, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Dempster, gave a smoker to the traveling
representatives and managers of the branch
houses of the Dempster company who are
here on their annual visit There were
about forty gueats present.
COLUMBUS John J. Harden came here
from Michigan and captured one of Platte
county s fairest daughters. Miss Frances
Hale, a alster of Mrs. P. E. McKllllp. They
wore married at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
McKllllp of Humphrey and have gone to
their future home at Lansing.
WEST POINT A double wedding was cel
ebrated by County Judge Dewaid In his
office at the court house on Wednesday,
th contracting parties being Paul Kla
wllter and Miss (just a Oesch and Hans N.
Peterson to Miss Olga Kind, all the par
ties being residents of Wlsner.
COLUMBUS The stockholders In the
Platte County Telephone company at their
annual meeting elected the following of
ficers: C. J. Uarlow, president; G. T. Er
erett, vice president; K. V. Lisco, second
vice president; A. Anderson, treasurer; i.
J. Cottlngham, secretary and manager.
CHADRON Rev. Father Barry of St.
Patricks church of this place left laat
night to take charge of St. Patrick's
church of Hollendale, Wis., greatly to the
regret of the citizens generally, aa Well as
the members of hia own parish. Rev,
Father Dolan of Omaha is expected here.
YORK County Judge A B. Tayfor pro
poses to enforce the inheritance tax law
in York county. There seems to have been
aome contention aa to whether or not the
tax law waa constitutional, but th recent
decision settle that point. York county
road funds will be benefited by several
hundred dollars. - -
COLUMBUS Mr. Roy Pierce of Omaha
and Mine Gussie M. Gregorluus of Colum
bus were married at tha home of the bride's
mother. Relatives were here from Fre
mont, Norfolk, eyiux city ana Wahoo. Mr
' and Mrs. Pierce will reside at aui North
i 'Ihlrty-flfth street. Omaha, when they re
turu from their wedding tour January 15.
BEATRICE United Brotherhood of Oar-
- peiucra and Joiners, local union No SJ,
; met and Installed these officers: Henry
Atelier, president; Wnrren Im. Svlle, vice
president; r . r . nurney, recording secre
tary; J. Q. Overman, financial secretary;
Oliver Sample, treasurer; Herman Hate
aohl, conductor; Thomas Hill, warden, and
George Barber, trustee.
V KBT. POINT Mrs. Conrad Schneider of
Snyder, on of the best known pioneer
women of thla section of the stave died
i at her home and was Interred under' the
' auspices of the Gorman Lutheran church.
: Th deceased waa the sister of Nlch.
Maack, a well known resident of Cumins-
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three sons and two daughters.
I WtvHT PdlNTJ iH.. Ilnw T (lr.iu n
the Klghth Judiclul district haa set the
I terms of court for Cumin count v for th.
year li7-ior April i and September s.
The firsr day ot each term is designated
na the time for hearing anDilcatlona for
citlxenship. This la in conformity with the
fedora! law, giving th government officials
t i opportunlly to" be pF-aent If necViiFyT
YOHIC Among th many church organ'-
tattons oi mis nty none nave a mure
active organisation than the Methodlat
church. i his next week the committee
expect to have an Invoice at the Methodist
church, where a program will be prepared
In which fifteen memlters will discuss th
different phases of religious activity and
tha opportunities of the church fur greater
usefulness. '
FKKMONT Harrv Laurttaen, ' a son of
James Lauitlsen of this otty, was shot in
tha hip yesterday afternoon while on the
road northwest of th city. No person
with a guti was seen in th vicinity and
the shot was evidently fired by som care
lca hunter. Fortunately a farmer rain
along and the boy was taken hum. Th
bulirt was of U caliber and mad an ugly
fieoh wound.
1 . TM I.-. Vt t WW Um Unlll. IT-. 1 1 .1 1-
ot Al Fulton, living la th west part of
town, wss found at her home, about
fock Krl.lay owning lying acro-i ithe bed
In an unconscious condition, from whim
sh nas not T(.t recovered, having only I
semi - lucid moments, at short Intervals.
tier reiauvee nave ieen unauie m yci ki
locate Mr. Fulton, and very grave doubts
are entertained as to her recovery.
YORK County Attorney V. F. Ftroman
haa moved hia office furniture and fixtures
to the ttKimi of PhrecL Tranger, where
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trtemla and looked carefully after ail wora
of the county. Mr. C K. Randall of thla
city, who succeeds Mr. Rtromsn, Is one
of the rising attorneys of York, and will
make an officer that the -court and re
publican party will be proud of.
TABLE ROCK-turdey was a "Red
Letter lay" for Odd Fellowship in Table
Hock. W. J. Davis of Humboldt. I). U. O.
M. of this district, carye up to Install tha
stalled: C. O. Plummer. N. U.; C. H
C armlchael, V. O.; M. H. Marble. K. 8 :
Frank Cochran, treasurer. At the close of
the exercises iin oyster supper waa served
at the Marble hotel.
TECUM8AH The people of Johnson
county ale Justly proud of the fact that
their representative, Hon, J. W. Whltham,
introduced In the house the bill to oust
the professional lobbyists. Mr. Whltham IS
a leading republican of the county, is a
well to do farmer and commands tne es
teem and confidence of the people regard
less of political affiliation. He waa a mem
ber of the house two years ago. Mr. Whlt
ham is right with his party in advocating
the needed reform a.
BEATRICE An effort Is being made by
some of our business men to have the
Union Pacific motor .car Installed on the
branch between here and Marysvllle, Kan.,
instead of between Lincoln and Beatrice as
at present. They argue that three pas
senger trains run to Lincoln dally betides
the motor car, while there Is only one pas
senger train each way on the Union Pacific
south of Beatrice. A change of thla kind
would greatly Improve the present system
and be a good thing for Beatrice.
BEATRICE Ievl Force Was arrested Sat
urday night on a warrant sworn out by Al
Wardlaw tf Dee Moines. Ia., charging him
wMh assault with Intent to do great bodily
Injury. Wardlaw came here about a week
ago and clalnia that Force waa responsible
fur the separation of himself and wife. He
met Force and demanded an explanation,
but Force turned and ran to his room on
North Blxth street, at the same time whlp-
filng out a revolver and threatening to use
t. Wardlaw pursued his man, but waa un
able to overtake him. A warrant was
sworn out and Force waa promptly ar
rested. He gave bond for his appearance
before Judge Walker on Monday. Mrs.
Wardlaw Is said to be a resident of Omaha
at the present time.
YORK Deputy Sheriff Ugenfrits Is very
much put out on sccount of parties steal
ing his squirrel boxes, which were placed
In the large Cottonwood trees which are
now being cut down. About four. years
ago the county officials purchased a number
of red squirrels, and after keeping them
In confinement for awhile In the court
house park, turned them loose. These
squirrels have multiplied . and . scattered
over the city and nearly all of them are
very tame. They are so tarn that they
will come up to a person-and crawl up
and take nuts out of the hands of chil
dren and grown people. The court house
officials are about to offer a reward for
the squirrel boxes, aa they wish to put
them up In the trees now In the cqurt bouse
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opinion between the two committees as to
the amount nectssary for manning the
fortifications and the prospect Is good for
the airing of these varlanoes. Committees
will be. active at both ends of the capital
during the week In preparing legislation
for the remainder of the aesslon. Among
the measures which will receive committee
attention In the houses Is the ship subsidy
bill. There Is a renewed effort to secure
a compromise on this measure and some
prospect In that direction. The supporters
of the general policy of subsidising Amer
ican veaBels have Indicated a willingness
to accept a provision for a mall and cargo
subsidy to South American countries and
the orient and some of the opponents to a
general subsidy have indicated a willing
ness to go thus far In the aid of American
shipping. ,:' f'-i- '
Harrlntan ' laTestlaatlon . in .hlcaaro.
The Interstate Commerce commission will
meet at Chicago Wednesday to resume the
Inquiry Into the Harriman railroads. This
hearing during the two days In New York
brousrht out aome unusually Interesting
testimony, but the evidence yet to be pre
sented Is expected to be more Important
In showing in detail the financial opera
tions of the big Harriman system.
A meeting of the national commission
composed of representatives of the National
and American leagues of base ball clubs
will be held in Cincinnati on Monday to
adjust the schedules of the two big leagues
and eleot a successor to Chairman Garry
Hermann of the commission. It Is ex
pected that President Carpenter of the Trl-
State league wi.l make application for ad
mission to the national agreement and that
the applloatlon will be granted. This would
take into the agreement the only organisa
tion now antagonists to it.
Much Importance is attached to the an
nual meeting of the National Association
of Professional Base Ball leagues In New
York on Tuesday. Besides the election of
a president, secretary and treasurer and
board of directors, legislation for the bene
fit of tha association will be enacted.
The American Institute of Architects will
celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Its
founding on Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day at Washington. A notnbla event on
the program la to be the presentation to
Sir Aston Webb of London of the "presi
dent's medal" for distinguished services In
architecture. Sir Aston Webb arrived in
the United States last week, having come
at special Invitation of the American Insti
tute, extended through the aecretary of
On Monday the executive committee of
the Grand Army of the Republic Is sched
uled to meet at Zanesvllle, O., to decide
upon the plnce for holding the national
encampment In 1S07.
The national automobile show will be
opened at Madison Square Garden, New
York, on Saturday.
All goods sold at Hubermann's Jewelry
tore Guaranteed as to Price and Quality.
DIAMONDS Frenxer, 16th and Dodge.
Railway Coaatractlon AgfBt Draws
os Rassla for Men to Build
ST. PETERSBURG. Jan. 6. (Special.)
Th agent of a Canadian railway came to
St. Petersburg a few daya ago seeking la
borers who were wanted to conatruct a
new transcontinental line. -
He applied to the unemployed workmen's
committee to supply BOO men as a first in
stallment from St. Petersburg. After a
special meatlng. however, the committee
declined to accede to the application on the
ground that It was not desirable that Rus
sian workmen should b brought Into elose
Contact with American workmen. ,
1 Brains Repaired 1
I "There's a Reason." H
Dl V, LH JL 1 J 1 Jl Jl I ll IV A 1 1
A i rival of Aliini Exoeadi Thoie of Pre
Tioni Year Over Hundred Thousand.
Japaaese Laborers Imported fader
Contraet aad Maay ' C'hlaese
laeeeed la Eva In at the
Kselasloa ' Aet.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. -The fiscal year
ended June 30, 190A, produced a record
eclipsing all former figures on the subject
of immigration, according to the annual
reoort of Frank Sargent, commlaaioner
general of 1mm Ignition. During that period
the report saya, the population of the
United States was Increased by th admis
sion of 1,100,735 Immigrant aliens, and 5,U
nonimmigrant aliens, entered at Its porta,
making the total admissions 1,166.353. The
Increase over Inst year's record of 1,038,756
was 108,698.
During the fiscal year 190S the depart
ment rejected 11,480 aliens and during the
last year 12,432 of the Immigrant aliens;
that Is, those who Intended settling in the
United States.
Few froan North at Esrope.
"Without exception," the report says,
"the countries from which we formerly
obtained the greater part of our foreign
population, and which are Inhabited by
races nearly akin to our own, have sup
plied us with smaller numbers during the
last' year than during 1 Ireland 17.A50,
England 15.21 Sweden 3.281, Germany J.T10,
Denmark 1.229 and Scotland 1,111 less. On
the other hand, the four most considerable
gains are Italy 61,(141, Russia 30.76R, Greece
S,sr74 and Turkey 6.16&.
The Immigration from Austria-Hungary
amounted to 66.138; Italy, Including Sicily
and Sardinia, 273,130; Russia and Finland,
215,(566; China, 1,644; Japan, 13,836, and the
West Indies, 13,660. The Immigration from
southern and eastern Europe, the commla
aioner say, Is a result of general unrest
existing among the laboring classes. That
th physical and mental quality of the
alien we are receiving Is much below
those who have come la former years, he
says. Is evident. The north Atlantic and
north central states together received 90
per cent of the Immigration of 1906, the
south 4 per cent.
Japanese Laborers Imported.
The report refers to what the commis
sioner believes to have been extensive
schemes to Secure foreign labor brought to
light in the last year and now being In
vestigated. The evidence Is already at
hand, tho report says, to show that some
individual or corporation Is engaged in im
porting numbers of Japanese laborers to
work on the railroads of the northwest.
These Japanese come to Hawaii destined
td "hotels" kept by labor agents and
claim that they are merely seeking labor
that may be secured In the Islands. They
are admitted to the islands, and after re
maining a few days or weeks there they
ship for the northwestern mainland ports.
Having been admitted at the Hawaiian
porta their voyage then is "coastwise,"
and they cannot be examined on arrival
at the mainland ports under the alien labor
contract or other provlelon of the Immi
gration laws. Japanese Immigration direct
to San Francisco from Japan dropped dur
ing the year to a small figure, doubtless,
tha report says, from causes similar to
those Just referred - to. . The Immigration
commissioner at San Francisco reports that
Japanese have been arriving there coast-H
wise from Honolulu -and from Canadian
ports at the rate of 1,000 to 1,000 per month.
The report says' hafi --several thousand
laborers have been i Imported under this
evasion of the law is not doubted."
Accommodations at Ellis island, accord
ing to the report, are entirely Inadequate
for tho Inspection work.
Chinese Art Is 'Evaded.
The Chinese exclusion law and the many
difficulties attending its enforcement are
discussed. The commissioner recommends
stationing officers it, China to Investigate
and approve certificates issued by the
Chinese government to members of the
exempt classes, such a plan to supersede
that of having the Investigation made by
United States consular officers. Greatly
Improved conditions resulted from the pres
ident's orders of last spring Instructing
consular officers as to their duties concern
ing these certificates. Various methods are
pointed out in the report by which the
Chinese seek to enter the country in viola
tion of law und-r the gulae of domiciled
merchants, etc. Complete and detailed
registration of all Chinese tn the United
States la again recommended. Any Chinese
laborer found In the United States a year
after tho residence act who has not a
residence certificate and If found to bo
there unlawfully should, the, report says,
be deported.
The commissioner reports that on the
Mexican border Chinese coolies are con
stantly being smuggled into this country
from Mexico.
Other recommendations are designed to
prevent 'the admission of Cb'r.ese minor
children and attaching severe penalties for
permitting Chinese seamen to land. The
commission again recommends Increasing
the penalties on steamship companies for
bringing aliens afflicted with dangerous or
loathsome diseases.
The president's suggestion for closing the
Mexican border to all aliens except cltlsens
of Mexico Is also urged.
"During the early part of the year," the
report says, "tho 'white slave' traffic was
extensively revived. Many of the girls and
women imported for immoral purposes were
brought through Mexico and secured a
right to cltlsenshlp by marrying Chinese
born in this country."
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time indicated that the moment was ap
proaching which would mark the passing
of another year, connections had been
made which aasured a girdle of wire around
the earth, and In 1,000 cities in thla country,
in Hawaii, in the Philippines, In Asia and
in Europe, the clock In the circuit which
had been established began to announce
through a series of ticks, of extra loud
tone, one for each second of the passing
hour, that the end wa near. In all there
were Just 229 of these ticks. Then came
the "click," the final the sixtieth second
of the twenty-fourth hour of the thirty
first day of the yld year. Instantly every
clock ia the whole circuit loudly recorded
the fact that tha new year had dawned
on the 7Sth meridian of longitude west
from Greenwich, which meridian runs
through the city of Washington. At ths
sam instant the connected time piece in
Portland. Ms., recorded the hour at ex
actly 1 a. m. While In Omaha the hand
flew bee. If they were not exactly cor
rect, and indicated that it was 11 p. m.,
and thar on hour mors of th old year
remained on the 0th meridian. In Denver
at the am Instant tho on. watch knew
j by the aame click that It wa M p.m., and
I so th world around.
Telllas; the Tint by Telvajrsph.
Everyone who has happened Into ons of
ths offices of the Western Union Tele
graph company at a minute or two before
noon on any day during the laat twenty
yars haa perhaps noted the peculiar habits
of the clocks of that corporation at that
time of day. Those clocks are of the self
wtndlng variety, and they are getting
ready to correct any error which may have
crept Into their Interior arrangements dur
ing the past twenty-four hours. Most peo
ple know. If they have ever Inquired, that
these clocks and hundreds of others In
every city In the United States are in di
rect electrical connection with the chro
nometer room of th naval observatory,
and that when the "time ball" drops from
the top of the state, war and navy build
ing every clock In the circuit will In
stantly become "correct."
But few people know that this method of
transmitting time Is the Invention of Prof.
William F. Gardner, who was born
In Baltimore in 1S44 and died In Washington
1898 after nearly thirty years' service as an
employe of the naval observatory.
Prof. Gardner early learned the
value of absolutely accurate time. Every
sailor knows that In order to reckon his
longitude he must have access to a chro
nometer which shows the exact time at
some given meridian and Greenwich, Eng
land, where Is located the royal observa
tory has long been recognised by all mar
itime nations aa the prime meridian. It Is
Just as Important to the surveyor through
a mineral region, where the metals In the
earth affect the compass, that exact time
should be available and Mr. Gardner's In
ventions have provided for their needs and
In consequence have saved hundreds of
thousands ot dollars and besides made It
possible to define exact boundary lines be
tween mining properties.
Slsrnal Around the World.
The first patent papers were taken out
on the 23d of October, 1883, and since then
fifteen more were taken out and the per
fection of the wonderful system was clearly
demonstrated when the Railway Exposi
tion was held here some eighteen months
ago. On that occasion an enormous map of
the earth Was erected on the white . lot.
An electric device was allactied and as the
time signal was flashed around the earth
the fact that It was received at Omaha,
San Francisco, Honolulu, Manila, Hong
Kong and thence through Asia, Europe and
finally back to the Initial point, was In
dicated by a flash at a point shown on the
map. '
The noon signal Is transmitted from a
central clock In the naval observatory and
by this one clock together with Its dupli
cate at Mare Island. California, nearly ev
ery other clock In the United Btates, Mex
ico, Hawaii, Cuba and Canada is set.
One clock in each group is of extra fine
construction, and acts aa the major clock
of the company. In addition to the dally
orders from the commander-in-chief this
major clock sets all under Its command
once every hour. Moreover, the time balls
In central time, where it is desired that
they fall at noon, must be dropped by their
local major clock, since If operated directly
from Washington they must fall at eleven
o'clock In that time belt. Just underneath
the dial of the transmitting clock, on the
aame shaft with the second hand, Is an ex
tra wheel having sixty teeth, one for every
second that Is, It would have sixty but for
the omission of the twenty-ninth and the
five preceding the sixtieth. Tangent to
this wheel Is a metallic spring through
which Is pas-ed an ektrlc current. One
end of the spring Is not fastened, and at
the point nearest the wheel there Is a pro
jecting nib. At each beat of the pendulum
the wheel Jumps forward one tooth, which
tooth strikes the projecting point and must
push it aside In order to pass. Thus the
spring la disconnected at Its free end and
the electric circuit Is broken.
Pin that Drops the Noon Ball.
Now, on the adjacent table an armature
that is being held down upon Its electro
magnet by thla current la instantly re
leased each time the circuit is broken; It
rebounds against a metal post, and thus
closes another circuit which sends a "tick"
through every telegraph, instrument with
which It has been put In connection. These
preliminary ticks prepare the way for the
final noon signal.
To drop the time balls set and set the
clocks requires a surer action of the electro-magnets
than Is guaranteed by the
touches of the toothed wheels against tha
spring. Out of the rim or felloe of the
wheel, therefore, and extending backward
parallel to Its axis, projects a post about
an Inch high and about twice the diameter
of an ordinary dress pin. At the sixtieth
second beat of the last minute this post
presses against another similar spring In
an electrlo circuit, and remains in firm
contact therewith for more than half a
second. It Is this little pin that drops the
balls and sets the clock.
Prof. Gardner attended practically every
exposition held In the world between 1889,
when the French government awarded him
a gold medal and a decoration. He wit
nessed the transit of Venus at Vladivostok
In 187S, and he was regarded as one ot
the foremost men of his time by the
scientists of the world. His time-recording
system has been established In half the
countries of the earth.
Chill's Appreciation Shown.
Chili was one of the first to adopt the
system. What the Chilian minister thought
of Prof. Gardner la shown in this letter, ad
dressed to Secretary Blaine:
TON, Jan. 21, im Sir: During the month
of July of tho pust year, I received from the
honorable minister of the navy at Chill, in
structions 03 acquire the Implements and In
struments necesMHry for the establishment
ot a ball time ("horarla"; station at Val
paraiso, recommending me In order to ob
tain the most periect or men- kind, to pre
viously consult the opinion of competent
persons In this country.
With this view. I had the good fortune
to communicate with Captain K. L. Pvthlan
of the naval observatory of the United
Btates. and with Mr. w. t . Gardner em
ployed In the same service, to whom Cup
tain Pythian recommended immediate at
tention to this matter.
Mr: Gardner most graciously offered me
at once the efficient aid of his esptcial ac
quaintance with this branch. Besides draw
ing a plan for the erection of the ball
time ("norarla") station at Valparals , and
calculating the number and coat of the in
struments required, he, with the greatest
kindness gave hla personal attention to
the acquisition of them, so by meuns of
his Important and disinterested assistance
1 hope iiiat tne views oi our navy at
nartment will be completely carried out.
My government being Informed of these
acts, ha In a recent letter from the min
ister of the navy, especially lnntructed me
to signify to Captain Pythian and to Mr.
Gardner, particularly to the latter gentle
man, the assurance of Its most sincere
gratitude for the generous aid they have
so kindly rendered on this occasion, out
.f rpanect to our country.
It elves me much plt-asur?. In compli
ance with the Instructions of the minister
of the navy or t inn. to maae your excel
lency acquainted with the said circum
stances, being confident that with your ac
customed court' sy your excellency will
have the kindness to ronvey to the gentl-
men mentioned tnrougn tne proper cnannai
the arateful sentiments of my government
I avail mvself of thla occasion to renew
to your excellency the asnurance of the
consideration with which I have the honor
to be. your excellency h on-n '-nt servant,
His Excellency, the secretary of the United
States ot America.
Village of Onsons Partially Destroyed
When Large Mass of Snow
PARIS, Jan. .(Special.) The village of
Ousous In the Upper Pyrenees has been
partly destroyed by an avalanche of melted
anow and gravel, four houses being buried
and eleven of the Inhabitants killed. As
alstance Is being sent from Tarbes.
The dlaaater is due to a change In the
wind which suddenly moved In a south
westerly direction, causing the mountain
torrent to become swollen. This led to tho
melting of a huge mats of snow which fell
on th village burying aome of the houses
to a depth of thirty fet tn slush and gravel
Pouth Dakota Senator CTeroomst th
Opposition to Hit E-leotlD.
There Are Three - Candidates for
Howe Leadership, vtlth Fight
Apparently Between Cnrroll
nnd Chaner.
PIERBE, B. D., Jan. 6. (Special Tele
gram.) The senatorial situation appears to
be clearing up tonight, with the Gamble
forces sweeping away the opposition which
showed Itself last night and this morning.
The question of the date of the caucus on
senator has not yet been definitely fixed,
but It will likely be brought about tomor
row night. In that case the organisation
caucuses may be held some time tomorrow.
The stalwart faction has no objection to
the senatorial caucua at any time It suits
the Gamble forces to call It, but will make
a strong objection to the matter being
brought up at the organisation caucuses,
as matter not proper at that time. With
a senatorial caucus called alone It Is up to
every member to act Individually so far
as attending Is concerned, and he fan go
In or stay away, as suits him. Several of
the old organisation crowds have an
nounced their Intentions of attending the
caucus whenever It Is called and stand
ing by the Instructions of the state con
vention on the senatorahlp.
It Is claimed that members of both fac
tious asked for the support of the railroad
representatives In the senatorial squab
ble, but received no encouragements, the
representatives taking the position that
they had no Irons In the fir In that direc
tion, and there wtis no reaspn why they
should Interfere.
Contest for Speaker.
The hot contests are for the positions of
speaker and secretary of the aenate, and so
long as the state leaders refuse to take an
open part In either of the contests. It Is
hard to find Just who will 'win In the end,
the lead apparently shifting from hour to
hour. Carroll feels confident of winning
the place, and Chaney Is Just as confident.
While Price saya he will stay to the finish,
he Is not making any appreciable effort
to secure votes, and Is letting the matter
drift until the caucus, when he says a
hot flgftt between Carroll and Chaney, with
neither able to muster a majority, would
give him his chance. On the other hand,
his Indifference Is looked upon as favorable
to the Clay county man, as both come from
the same section of the atate, and votes
which Price might seoure will naturally
drift to Chaney. Price Indicates by his
actions that he does not expect to keep up
an aggressive campaign. In the secretary
ship, Sims of Mitchell has "back of him
a strong party of active workers, and la a
hustler himself and la making the most ag
gressive campaign of any of the candldatea.
Armstrong of Faulk claims confidence in
his succos and Is doing Individual work,
but Is not making the surface show which
Sims makes with hla large delegation.
O. M. Osborn of Howard Is the man most
likely to fill the position of serjeant-at-arms
of the senate and Ed Moscrlp of
Lincoln will probably be sergeant-at-arms
of the house.
Connrll fends Delegates . to Wash
ington to trie Payment for
Honey Dne for Lands.
UNDER.. Wvo.. Jan.. 6. (Special. )
After waiting for a long time for the $50
per capita due from the United States gov
ernment aa the first Mtyment from the pro
ceeds of the sale of their lands on tho
ceded portion of the reservation, the Sho
shone Indiana, on New Vear'a day, held a
great council of the tribe, and after much
discussion resolved to send a delegation,
at their own expense and without the per
mission of H. E. Wadsworth of the bu
reau of Indian affalra, to Washington to
see the Great Father and lay before mm
their grievances,
i-iink Waahukie. son of the Great Chief
Washakie, and still recognised by all loyal
Shoshones as the hereditary cnieman oi
th. trlh. huads the delegation. Two other
members of the Shoshone council, Mooyah-
voo and George Terry are also memoers
of the delegation, and Charlea Lahoe, the
host tnternreter on the reservation, will
translate what they wish to say at Wash
ington; The delegation Is a representative
one and will be able to give the authori
ties at Washington a clear statement ot
their grlevancea.
Th delenatlon hODe to meet Superinten
dent Wadsworth. who Is now In Wash
ington, and, If possible, to s?cure hla aid
In pressing their demands. Meanwhile the
members of th tribe re anxiously await
ing news of the order for the distribution
of the $50 per, which means several hun
dred dollars each to many of the larger
families and plenty of meat, nour ano
coffe for all members of th tribe through
Uie winter.
Family l oerrel at Lander, Wyo.,
t'ansrs Pitched Battle Between
Fleck and Forney Factions.
t iunrn Wvo.. Jan. . (Special.)
f..h!.. ntror a rilnnutrd lot. COUDled With
domestic Infelicity Is given as the cause of
a shooting scrape between tne forney and
Fleet factions In which, It Is said, that
between fifty and 100 rounds of good amunl-
tlon were wasted at Klverton Monday
..,.nin without anyone being seriously
hurt. The only persons Injured were Mrs.
Lalfler, a spectator, wno was siruca in
A hv a few small shot, and
one or two bystanders who were grased
by bullets. None of the principals wer
hurt In the least, but all will have to ap
pear before Justice Allen to answer to a
charge of assault and battery with Intent
to kill.
Frank P. Forney la out on $1,000 ball, to
i.nn.rv is. H. E. Fleck. C. W.
Pointer and G. E. Fleck are to appear on
anuary IS, and tneir Dan nas oeen nxe.i
t $1,000 each.
v. i. .iii.tfiit that Fierk atteniDted to
take possession of a lot claimed by his
Natural Mineral Waters
We sell nearly 100 kinds of MIN
ERAL WATERS from Foreign aud
American Muring.
Colfax Water, H gallon case of 12
bottles $3.60
Colfax Watn, quarts (carbonated),
case of 60 bottles $5.50
Doro-Llthla Water, quarts (carbon
ated), case of 60 bottles. . . . JK8.50
Boro-Llthla 12 H -gallon case. S5.00
Nek-Roe Llthia Water, case 60 qts.
for $0.50
Pure Distilled Water, 12 14 -gallon'
Sherman & McConnell Drug Go.
Cor. leth and Itadge.
Omaha, Neb.
wife and which waa also claimed by For
ney. He hauled building material to tho
lot and Forney threw It off and set fir)
to It. Soon afterward Forney was passing
the Fleck saloon and then the trouble
began. No one seems to know who started
the shooting and It may even tussle the
court to decide after the evidence Is all
In aa the witnesses and participants seem
to be very plentiful.
Woman I)ra n Chair.
a DEN WOOD. Ia.. Jan. (Special.) Mrs.
William Harrlsrn, aged 83 years, died sud
denly In h-r chair at her residence In Glen
wood yesterday afternoon at I o'clock. The
Harrisons are old and highly respected
cltlsens of Olenwood. Mrs. Harrison hid
not been well for some time, but had been
attending to her household duties and bad
Just taken -her bread from the oven arid
turned It out on the t.iblc. probably grew
faint, seated heraelf In her favorite chair
and died without a struggle.
Charlea T. Kent.
SIDNEY, la.. Jan. 6.-(Ppeclal Telegram.)
Sheriff Charlea T. Kent died at his home
In thla city at 11 o'clock this morning after
an Illness of three months. He waa vrv
popular and at the last election was re
elected by the largest majority given any
candidate, being at the time In an Omnht
hospital, where he underwent an operation
for abscess of the liver.
Mrs. John Snlllvan.
Mrs. John Sullivan, aged X3 years, died
at M o'clock Sunday morning at the family
residence, Nineteenth and Williams streets,
from, ailments incident to old age. She is
survived by her aged husband. Dvtlnlto
funeral arrangements have not been made
yet, but Interment will be at the Holy
Sepulcher cemetery.
KnncrnI of Mrs. Williams.
The funeral of Mrs. Oscar B. Williams
will be held at the family residence, SI 3
Dewey avenue, Monday afternoon at
o'clock. The burial will be at Forest Lawn
Wrestllna Match at Table Rock.
TABLE ROCK, Neb., Jan. .-( Special.)
A wrestling match was held at the op-ra
house Saturday night between Jim Collins
of Omaha and Charles Hlaker of this
place and was witnessed by a good slsed
crowd, to many of whom, it waa the first
entertainment of this sort. Hlaker has tor
some time ranked as the foremost wrestler
of this section and his friends arranged tha
match, for the gate receipts, with a view
to determining tils standing In the state.
Collins weight nearly 6t; pounds,
being nearly loo pounds heavier than hla
opponent, thus having a decided tidvantnge
In the start. According to the terms, Col
lins was to throw hlaker three times
within an hour, at the same time pre
venting Hlaker from throwing him at all.
This he fail-l to do, Blaker winning the
third fall In less than twenty minutes. The
first two falls were won by Collins In three
minutes, respectively. Not being ac
quainted with the comparative merits of
the wreatltrs the local sports did not put
up much money on the contest.
BOYD'S nir' Mgrs.
Adelaide Thurston
and a company of unusual
strength tn
A Play with a Heart.
Beats on Sale.
Friday, Saturday, Saturday MaUnee
Charles Frohman Presents
and S&X.U JXrrKKTS
with a notable ' cast tn Goldsmith s
Seats on Sale. Prices, 25c to $2.
Matinees Sunday, Tuesday, Thurs
day and Saturday.
Next week tord aad lady Algy
1th n4 Msrny Streets
Gans-llelson Fight Pictures
Saturday and Sunday,
Jan. 6th & 6th, 3:18 and 8:15 P. M.
Special Attraction!
Monday, Jan. 7, at I P. M.
Ix-Round Boxing Contest between JOB
The Pride ef Omaha.
The moving pictures will begin on Monday
evening promptly at 8. Bests now on sale.
General Admission 60c. Reserved Beats
75c and tl.UO. TEX RICKARD, Manager.
Prof. C. 0. Tyler
Miss Bessie Derton
Every afternoon and evening.
Plenty of skates for everybody.
rhoD Song. 44.
Every Night Matinees Thur., Bat., Bun.
Empire City Qnartette; Tasvei Klokey
stssoni ignt xim Bansai Jasi Alex
andra a) artl Mains k alaaUs
Wilson and th Klaodrom.
Fries! lOo, 86o, cue
W B a W ssj If e-gSo-eOc-TB
Tuesday Tb Gambler of th Wt
IJohn M.Fixa's
and Restaurant
151f Dodge St
Everything New -Best
of Everything
Thoroughly l'p-to-l)ate
First Class In All Respect
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