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THK OMAHA DAILY BEK: TUESDAY, FEBKUARY 10, 1007.
Said, looked iwfnljr feet hkh. and hud
Just time to bark th pile driver off of the
dike when th gorge struck with full fore.
The work, whlrh wlllWsk about a month
to finish, stood til onslaught of Ice vtll.
t tiperlntendent Wentwnrth estlmetes that
MISSOURI OUT OF BANKS
VermCion Experience Hirher Vater Than
Bint flood of 'Elebty-On.
ICC GORGE FORMS DURING THE NIGHT
Overflow rm Ss Saddealy that
People Have arrT Enrapc
aad Mk la Drli
VERMILION. 8. D.. Fob -Id -J5wri.il I
Telegram -Not since the flood of 1W1 has1 An ,r nr formed In the Datte river
.h . vast ol..m. f , at Fremont last night at about o'clock
after crossing the river en a diagonal 1'ne
fallows the north hank cf the stream for
several miles In such a way as to ffr
every opportunity fr dsmsee by high
water. It la appertained thst the Rook
Island pr"poss to change !t line In such
the drnntr will be about a week" work j a way aa to carry It higher up on th
TEXT OF SCHOOL AGREEMENT
Major f chmiti Kaket Statement of BetvlU
of hit Honss Conference.
with a email force rf men. The river at
tinon today registered twelve feet above
low water mark at the Blair bridge. The
estimated rost of the rlpraplng being done
la over Jiw.oco and a force of 7Bn men Is
lIO PACIFIC .! BLOCKED
I aeipertra Rise f Water at Fresasat
everything In its path today. An Ice g'irg
Which formed last night cannot be broken
and the flood la sweeping everything before
It on the lowlands. The river la still ris.ng
Farmers are unable to get stork to safety,
and loss will be appalling. 80 sudden was
the overflow that residents barely escaped
with their Uvea and It Is now Impossible to
save stock and the railroad grade east to
Hurbaak la washed nut and train service
will be delayed. Water stands from five to
even feet In many of the houses. Cattle
nd bogs are dying by thousands. Unless
the gorge breaks soon many homes are
aura to be swept away. The Vermilion
river la out of Ita banks all along Ita course.
With little prospect of the Ice gorge
break Ins; here for several days and a gorge
reported near BprtntrnMd which may break
any minute, conditions are pretty serious.
The river has fallen eighteen Inches this
afternoon, due probably to the gorge farther
West. The prospects for warmer weather
ars good and under a hot sun for two days
the gorge might go out. The Ice Is plied
VP for three ml lea. Three mile of railroad
track are under water southeast of this
YANKTON. B. D.. Feb. IS. (Special Tele
grram.) The Ice gorge above this city causes
considerable uneasiness here. The Ice run
ning In the water sunk a steamboat and
ferryboat for Captain Joe Leach. lxss
115,000. The water is low here and so far
no damage has been done.
Oa the Platte.
FLATTBMOUTH. Feb. IS (Special.)
Tbs large gorge of Ice which formed In the
Platte river broke loose Saturday night
and the rushing torrents washed out one
pan of the Missouri Pacific bridge- across
the stream at Oreapolia and much of
the track on the north side of the river.
Tha Burlington also had much of Its track
north of Its "bridge damaged. All trains
over both roads between Omaha and this
city were annulled Sunday. The tracks
north of tha bridges are covered with huge
chunka of fce for a long distance, but the
Burlington tridge was not injured. The
mall from Omaha arrived about 11 o'clock
Sunday via Council Bluffs and Pacific
Junction. A pile driver and a large num
ber of men have been repairing the tracks
and the Burlington resumed the running of j
trains today. Bottom land on each side of
the river la overflowed, but no damage to
stock or of any other kind has been re
ported. Rlalaa; Aarala at Frrmoat.
FREMONT, Neb.. Feb. M. (Special.)
Tha Platte rose fast during the. night and
at noon today waa within two feet of the
high water mark of Wednesday night on
Main street. It has been stationery during
the afternoon. A few houses were flooded
and most of the people who moved back
are staying there, only about forty being
obliged to leave. The approach to the
wagon bridge Is badly washed, but tha
bridge la all right this afternoon. The Bur-
llngton bridge la also safe, but the grade
across the bottoms Is In bad shape. A
quantity of dynamite has been used today
to keep tha floating Ice moving. The sand-
' bax embankment built west of town yes
terday la still there, but the water la run
ning over the top of It
Teat at Work oat Mlsasart.
BLAIR. Neb.. Feb. 18. (Special Tele
gram.) The expensive riprap work being
put In by the Northwestern railroad near
Blair to protect Its bridge over the Mis
souri river had a genuine test today. An
Immense Ice gorge had formed about three
mflea above the ripraplng, and at noon to
day It broke and came down against a
large field of Ice. about three-quarters of a
mile long and a thousand feet wide, and
Shored It high up against the riprap dike.
The crew on the pile driver saw the huge
wall of Ice and water coming, which, they
What to Eat and
When to Eat
hills on the n-rth side r.f the river and (
also that the road mill build a nw steel
bridge across the stream, the old bridge
having been pounded and damaged by the
Ice the Inst few winters to sach an extent
as to necessitate the new cne.
ORDER CHANGED TO AVOID COMPLICATIONS
Aliens tarter Sixteen. Wkt Caa Sseak
Baalish, to Be Admitted ta White
School pad Caolles Are
Methodists tn Meet at Fallertoa.
COLtMIUS. Neb., Feb. ls.-tPpcclnl.)
Methodists of the C.rand Island district
of the North Nebraska conference hive
arranged for a district missionary rally
to be held at the First Methodist Eplseo- , drn are to be admitted to the white
.WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. Japanese chll-
and the river again overflowed Its banks,
washing out a portion of the I'nlr-n Pacific
j main line tracks, Union Pacific fast mall
! No. It. the Overland Limited and No.
were delayed there and at 1 a. m. Tuesday I
had not passed, although the water waa
reported going down.
The L'nion Pacific had been using
Its own tracks to the west since Sunday
morning and the water had subsided from
the Burlington tracks near Orea polls, so
that road could be used. The Burlington
had been handling thirty-five passenger
trains a day between Omaha and Lincoln
for three days besides all Ita own freight
trains and those of the Union Pacific and
Rock Island which It was able to handle.
The Union Pacific fplght trains were
limited by the number of extra Burlington
men who could be secured aa pilots for the
foreign trains running over the road. The
law provides In cases of that kind the
foreign road shall run Its own engines
and crew, but the line used must furnish
a pilot to ride on the engine. The distance
Is about ISO miles to Grand Island, so the
Union Pacific was paying Jl.wVj a day for
mileage on Its passenger trains, besides
the cost of the pilot and the expense on
the freight and stock trains.
Monday waa cooler and the railroads
thought the water would now subside. Re
ports from Vermilion. S. D.. show the
water the highest there It has been for
The bad condition of the tracks on the
Union Pacific between Omaha & Grand
Island Saturday, causing a crowded condi
tion on the Burlington, was all that kept
the Union Pacific from trying for a record
ran from Lb ramie to Chicago. A woman
got off the Overland Limited as it waa
standing at the station at Cheyenne Satur
day and went Into the station to send a
telegram. When she returned s a absent
mindedly got on the westbound train, which
was standing In the yards, and did not no
tice her mistake until too rar out to stop
the train. When she reached Laramie she
asked the officials for a special train to
get her to Chicago by Sunday evening at
i o'clock. Tha matter waa taken up with
Omaha, but It waa decided the run could
not be made because of the shattered con
dition of the service due to the high water.
The woman did not offer a reason for want
ing to get to Chicago, but was willing to
pay the price.
No official record of the condition of the
Missouri river at pmnha and vicinity is
made by the weal(er bureau before March
1. Consequently no offlctn.1 mui sure merits
have been made up to this time. The Ice
began breaking up along the Omaha front
about 2 o'clock Monday morning and un
official reports Indicate a rise from threa
toxslx or seven feet The river is rising at
Sioux City and a general breakup la ex
pected at any time during the present
week, should the moderate temperature
continue as they have during the last sev
eral days. The going out of the Ice In
this vicinity at this time will relieve any
apprehenslona from Ice gorges up the river
doing damage In the vicinity of Omahn,
the Ice having an open channel to get
pal church at Fullerton on Wednesday and
Thursday The committee on program: Pr.
G. H. Main, presiding elder. Pastor L. R.
De Wolf of Columbus and Rev. J. B. Trlm-
yiAr; field secretary of the Kansas City dl-
1 vision, has arranged a fine program.
ewa of Nebraska.
TEKAMAH David Moore, age M. an
old resident of this county, died at his
home north of this city yesterday.
P LA TT8 MOUTH The Plattsmouth
High school girl's basket ball team will
go to Nebraska City and play a return
game on March 8.
H ERMAN Three hunters came ip from
Omaha 8unday and beed thlrtv ducks.
They report plenty of du'-ks and geese and
thev are not very w,i!d.
FLATTSMOUTH-'-Mrs. John Renner.
ared 2 veers, passed away in her home
In this city Saturday. A husband and
six children survive her.
HTANNIS The Hyannls players, under
direction of Prof. Ptone. presented their
play. "A Dame of Wit." at Mullen Feb
ruary 15 and at Seneca the ltith.
NKBRASKA CITY When the river
opened here Saturday the ice crushed the
gasoline boat of William Hayward. cut
ting the cabin entirely off. Unless the
engine can be saved It will bs a total
BLUE HILL Work has begun In moving
and placing the telephone wires In the new
telephone office and cutting in the ex-
clmngt. J. Marshal! has arrived with his
family and household goods to take cnarge
of the Glenwood Telephone company cen
tral. HERMAN Farmers have berun moving
their fat stock to market. Seven loads of
.cattle and hogs were shlpr"1! to South
Otnp.hn by farmers In the Nst two days.
Very little live stock is shipped from here
to Chicago. South Omaha getting the best
part of it.
TEKAMAH The Farmers' Institute
held here last week was the most In
structive and best attended meeting ever
held In the county. Tire officers elected
for the ensuing year were: J. V. Patter
son, Craig, president, and L. L. Young,
HYANNIS Mrs. Maria L. Apian, gra-yT
conductress and deputy grand matron, 6t
Rushville. Mrs. Anna Iavls. worthy mat
ron ct Alloyah chapter of Alliance, held
a special meeting of Instruction last
evening for the Order of Eastern 8tar
lodge of this place.
TKCUMSEH Ahrum Sherman of this
city, an infirm old soldier, has received
aa Increase in pension from $12 to 124
per month, the same having been brought
about by the efforts of Senator E. J.
Uurkett. The new schedule Is to date
from last December.
BKE.MER The Heemer elevators are
taxed to their utmost capacity with great
quantities of grain and are unable to
secure cars to shin It out. Baker & Al
bright have 15.000 bushels of corn and I statement was submitted to President
9.O0D bushels of oats In their elevator I Roosevelt and Secretary Root by the Aso
ready for shipment. I soclated press and the statement Is entirely
BROKEN BOW Lew W. Hill of satieiaciory to mem.
schools of San Francisco, under eerta'n
restrictions; skilled and unskilled laborers
coming from Japan barred from the main
land of the United States, at.d American
laborers, . skilled and unskilled, are to be
excluded from Japan,
This Is the basis of the agreement be
tween President Roosevelt. Secretary Root,
Mayor Srhmlts and the San Fnnrlsco
Board of Education aa an adjustment of
the anti-Japanese agitation brought about
by the segregation of Japanese children In
the San Francisco schools. The agreement
means the schools of San Francisco will be
conducted n the same manner as they
were before the Board of Education adopted
the resolutions last October providing filfc
the segregation of the Japanese, excert
that adult Japanese who are In primary
gradea must continue lo attend the oriental
schools and that Japanese children tinder
14 will be admitted to classes with white
children of thelrsnwn ages.
While the resolution of the Board of
Education, as amended, reads "children of
alien birth." it Is freely admitted by Mayor
Schmlti and his associates that the resolu
tion will apply only to the Japanere chil
dren and that the change In the wording
was to make It plain to the Tokio govern
ment that no discrimination was Intended
against Japanese children.
Meaalag of Aareemeat.
Assistant City Attorney Williams of San
Francisco, who has acted as legal advisor
to Mayor Schmlts and the Board of Educa
tion since negotiations have been pending,
"To understand the exact meaning of the
statement given out by Mayor Schmlti
tonight It will be necessary to read between
the lines. The only concession we have
made Is to admit Japanese children to the
white schools, while In return the adminis
tration has 'brought about the exclusion
of Japanese laborers from this country."
Mayor Schmlts said:
"This Is only a temporary agreement.
President Roosevelt has given us direct
and positive assurances that he will at once
begin negotiations with Japan for the pur
pose of bringing about a new treaty that
will exclude Japanese laborers, skilled or
unskilled, from continental United States "
Shortly before midnight the following
statement was given out at the White
A typewritten copy of Mayor Schmlti
- 62d ANNUAL STATEMENT
The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company.
NKWARK, XKW JKRSKY,
FREPKRICK FRELlMiHTYSKN-, President.
ASSETS, JAXVARr 1st, 1M)7.
Cash on band and In Bank t 1,170. 8 14. 36
Loans on Collateral 1.J04.3E0.OO
United States and other bonds, par.. 28,143,671.02
First Bonds and Mortgages on Real
Real Estate 3.282.517.02
Loans on Policies In Force 15,126,136.89
Agent' Balances and Cash Obligations 66,819.72
RECEIPTS IX lffOfl
Premiums f 15.706.914.69
Profit on Sales of Real Estate 18,412.48
Total Receipt I20.434.28S.87
Balance January 1st, 1906 84,922,790.93
Interest due and accrued
Net deferred and unreported premiums
on Policies in force
EXPENDITURES IX 108
Reserve Fund, according to the Actu
aries' and American Tables of Mor
tality with 4 and 3 per rent interest. $ 95,897,187.00
Policy Claims in process of adjustment
Deferred Endowment Claims
Deferred Death Claims
Present value of $499,886.07 here
after payable on Matured Instalment
Bonds . . .
Allowance for Unpresented and Con
Dividends due and unpaid
Premiums paid in advance
Unearned Interest paid in advance . .
Dividends or Return Premiums . . .
Total Paid Policyholders . . .
1.659. 011. 61
Taxes on Real Esate $ 43.684.06
Other Taxes, Fees and Licenses 425,121.23
Real Estate Expenses 37,839.47
Investment Expensec 137,766.94
Medical Expenses 156.358.60
Legal Expenses 44.041.71
Commissions tnd Agency Expenses... 1.677.694.20
Salaries and other Office Expenses... 393,102.63
Advertising, Printing and Postage .... 111.527.68
Market value of Bonds over par 731.522.43
Assets on Market Value Basis 105,589.918.10
Surplus on Market Value Basis 7,770,399.70
New Insurance Issued in 1906.24,801 $58,163,451.00
Extended Policies issued j In
1906 ; ... 1,649 3,088,306.00
Paid up Policies issued In
1906 in exchange for Surren
dered Policies 104 100,491.00
Policies Revived In 1906 123 255,454.00
Total Expenses and Taxes
Premiums on Bonds Purchased
Loss on Sales of Real Eetate . .
Total Expenditures $13,566,013.43
Balance January 1st, 1907 101,801,067.37
Important Questions Answered Bsav
Uy Alter sVeadlsg This.
' Every nutratlvw element of tha best
sjrhlte wheat is found In Malta-Vita. This
food, famous for health. Is hole wheat,
first thoroughly cleaned, then steamed,
then mixed with tinea 1 malt extract, then
bake4 In absolute purity. Thus It is tha
cleanest, richest, inuat wholesome brak-
fast food In the world. The steaming of
ua wneai geiaiinisea ita a tare n. and the
malt extract, rich In diastase, a digestive
agent, converts the starch Into maltose,
or malt sugar.
Maltose la great food, and tha weakest
stomach digests and asstmllatea It with
out effort. For many year a physicians of
high standing have prescribed malt ex
tracts, whlrh contain a Urge percentage
of maJtoaa. Malta-Vita contains from
Sight to ten per cent of maltose.
When MsJta-Vlta comes from tne ovens
It contalna only one per cent of moiature.
Tha other per cent is food brain,
bone, nerve and muscle food moat easily
digested. Always ready to eat fresh and
crisp, delicious and Invigorating. All
grocers, IS cents.
lalverstty Prafeaawr t Report ta taa
PERU. Neb.. Tcb. IS. (Special.) Prof.
Barber of the state university visited the
Peru ooal mine today at the request of
The mine has been open about one year.
and is owned and operated by Messrs.
Hayes and George, who are developing It
aa rapidly as their capital will permit. Be
sides the large quantity sold to the State
Normal and local dealers, they are haul
ing to every town In Nemaha county 'and
across tha river to Missouri and have al
ready ahlpped several cars to outside mar
A bill has been Introduced In the present
legislature to reappropriate the stats
Prof. Barber's report to the governor will
show a vein of excellent coal, averaging
thirty-six inches and drifting downward
Into the bluffs of the Missouri river.
Seven expert miners are now employed,
who are of tha opinion that the coal de
posit Is an extensive one and that In a
short time fcx tons per day will be mined
from the bluffs between Peru and Browns
, Barled Gald Is Psasa.
NEBRASKA CITT. Neb., Feb. U.-(Sne-claLr
John Olsen was for many years sec
tion foreman at Mlnersvllle, the first sta
tion on the Burlington south of this city,
and waa a very frugal man. He saved
his money and his wife boarded the sec
tion hands and they were enabled to save
considerable money. They were afraid to
deposit the money In banks, but as soon
as they got a few dollars they changed It
Into 'gold and buried It. Some time ago
Mr. Olsen was stricken with paralysis and
was sick for some time. His son. Qua,
came down iti Minnesota and cared for
him. A fevf weeks ago Mr. Olsen died
and the son and daughter returned to their
northern home. I.st week the son re
turned and began digging Into a rave at
the rear of the old home, and at the depth
of nine feet found the pot In which the
gold was kept. The reason It was down
Is tbs la teat, moat mod era,
P-4o-4at Add lag sad
listing atachiue oa tha
aark.ee It canst be sees)
ta txj appreciated.
Trial ts&uiiuatiosi Krea.
A. L. McCreary
Kcbrastlta Agrat. '
P. O. BOX 391. UMXJ1..X.
Omaha Is the purchaser of the big Coff-
man ranch north cf Oconto. 6.SS0 acres
were transfered and the price puid was
$107,280. This is one 'of the biggest real
estate deals that has been pulled off in
the county for some time past.
PLATTSMOUTH Among the Platts
mouth graduates of the state university.
Miss Helen E. Travis and Miss Amelia
Ida Metxger and Koy V. Pepperberg re
ceived degrees of Bachelors of Science.
Miss Travis and Miss Metxger each re
ceived a university teachers' certificate.
Joseph Zavodsky received the degree of
Bachelors of Lav.
OA KD ALE A successful revival Is now
In progress In Oakdale. The services are
held In the United Brethren church and are
conducted by Rev. Thomas Sharp of Mc
Koesport. Pa., assisted by Rev. L. B.
Foslck, the local pastor. The meetings
have been in progress about two weeks,
duriug which time sixty-five persons have
TECUMSEH The members of the Te
cumii'h Baptist church have purchased cf
the Hussett estate the residence and lot
Just to the east of their church building,
which is located on the corner of Third
and Jackson streets, and the same will
be used aa a parsonage. Consideration,
1 1.000. The building will be enlarged.
ASHLAND The city council has begun
the work of removing the old standpipe
of the water-ayrtein and installing a new
and up-to-dme standpipe of durable con
struction. The new standpipe will be of
much larger capacity than the former one
and when completed will add materially to
the water aupply of thej;lty. About, thirty (
days will be requires (or completion or the
ASHLAND News has been received In
Ashland that Mark Dean, formerly of this
city, has just completed satisfactory ne
gotiations with a syndicate for the manu
facture and sale of the soil pipe patented
by him. The English syndicate paid Mr.
Dean M0,s for the patent right covering
England, Scotland and Canada. Mr. Dean
has been retained by the company at an
annual salary of S.0uO a year.
COLUMBUS The association-of Sons
of Veterans intended to hold its state
convention here the latter part of last
week, but owing to the disarrangement in
mail facilities there were not the uaual
number of members present. The con
vention adjourned for a more convenient
season. Bert J. Galley will remain the
commander pt the state and Camp Com
mander Rollins will remain senior vice
until the boys come together again.
BROKEN BOW Link Trotter, charged
by A. U. Spencer with having appropri
ated l0 he found in a ixkeuooK on
February S. had a preliminary hearing
before Judge Humphrey yesterday after
noon. Spencer claimed that Troltar
found the pocketbook on the atreet at
Westervllle, confiscated the contents and
refused to make good. Evidence being
very much against the defendant, the
judge bound him over to the next term
at the district court in the sum of $3(io.
HUBBELL A wave Of religious en
thusiasm is sweeping over this town and
the surrounding ipuntry such aa has
never been known in the previous history
of the locality. Evangelist tin low and
his singer, Eva E. Hill, began a series
of revival meetings in the local Metho
dist Episcopal ciuirch two weeks ago.
Although the meetings were to close to
night the evangelists, tn response to the
demanda pf the people, have postponed
their next engagement and will renuua
here anuther week.
TECUMSEH Aa architect sf Sioux
Mayor Schntlts's Matesaeat.
Mayor Schmltx' statement of ths! agree
We find that the administration and con
gress are entirely alive to the situation in
California, and anxious to meet the wishes
of the Callfornlars. They are also de
sirous of keeping on the best possible terms
with japan, and or aoing notning wnicn
may break the ancient friendship between
that country and the United States. It has
been explained to us that the form of ac
tion taken by the school board of San Fran
cisco tn relation to the Japanese school
children has been completely misunderstood
and misconstrued as an attack upon the
Japanese as such, and that this misunder
standing and misconstruction has been and
now Is one of the chief obstacles to achiev
ing the purpose California really has In
view, this purpose being to secure by hon
orable and amicable agreement with Japan
the mutual exclusion from the two coun
tries of the laborers, skilled and unskilled
of each country. This earnest desire of the
people of California, and we may add In
our belief of the people of the entire Pad He
coast, to check the coming of Japanese
laborers and our entire willingness and de
sire that Japan should similarly put a stop
to the going of American laborers, skilled
and unskilled, to Japan, springs from no
motive other than to bring about com
mercial and Industrial conditions to the
satisfactory understanding of the two
, friendly nations.
We are satisfied from cur numerous in
terviews with the president that in the
event that the amendment to the Immlgra
Total Issued and revived 26.677 $61,607,702.00
Policies in force January 1st, 1907 180.377
INCREASE IX 190 OVER 10O5
IN PREMIUM RECEIPTS fj 8T1,S 48
IN TOTAL RECEIPTS 1.184,033.45
IN AMOUNT PAID POLICY HOLDERS 79.138.S8
IN ASSETS. PAR VALUES T.0S4.S6S.OS
IN ASSETS. MARKET VALUE ,468,778.15
IN SURPLUS, PAR VALUES 71S.481.4S
IN SULPLUB. MARKET VALUES 11731.68
IN NEW INSURANCE 391.4S5.00
IN OUTSTANDING INSURANCE 98,658,814.00
Total Receipts from Policyholder In 10O6
Total paid to and Invested for Policyholders in 1006
Excess of Income from Investments over Expenses and Taxes in 10O6 f 1,700410.80
Edward K. Wright,
Marcus 1m. Ward.
rrsd'k M. sjhepard,
Albert B. Carlton.
CHARLES W. RAINEY, General Agent,
Edward X. Bobbins,
J. William Clark,
Johm O. EL rttnsy,
- - - 210 South 13th St., Omaha, Neb.
John St. Hardin,
Thomas W. Canldwsll,
CABINET CRISIS IS ACUTE
President of Francs Takes Hand in Trouble
FOLLOWERS OF COMBES ARE UNBENDIN6
Caa re a aestloa of Frletloa, hat
Fiscal Polley Coatrlaates to
the Troahlc of Preach
PARI8. Feb. 18.-PresMent Fallleres per
sonally Intervened today In the ministerial
situation In ths hop of composing th
differences In the cabinet. He had long
conferences with Premier Clemenceau, Edu
cation Minister Briand and ether mem
bers of ths cabinet, but the sxactl result
la not known. There are some reports.
however, to the effect that an agreement
has been reached on s final formula for
the contracts for the lease of the churches
satisfactory to both M. Clemenceau and M
Briand, but confirmation of the rumors Is
lacking and the prevailing Impression In
political circles Is that If M. Clemenceau
does not fall from power, s reorganise
tlon of the ministry Is practically cer
tain. The followers of ex-Piemler Combes
already are lined up against new con
cessions. Their position la defined by the
action as follows:
"According to the action of Parliament
In giving or refusing Its assent to the con-
was then withdrawn and at 6:1S p. m. the
DE ARMOtD FOR FLOOR LEADFR
Mlssoarl Conarresssaaa May Saeeeed
Jobs Shars Williams.
WASHINGTON. Feb. .-Representative
DeArmond of Missouri sold today, when
asked about rumors that he Is slated by
some of the democrats to succeed Repre
sentative John Sharp Williams as the demo
cratic house leader in the next congress,
that he la not making an avowed campaign
for th leadership, but that he had stated
that he would accept the leadership If a
majority of the democratic members de
sire him to take It.
"I feel." said Mr. DeArmond. "that the
place Is one which no man should seek for
the purpose of advancing himself and for
selfish motives of any sort. Party inter
ests are considered first by me. and If I
should be selected I will scoept the place.
It has been many years since I have made
any effort to become the party leader."
that It may be raised by proclamation by
the president after congress shall have au
thorized such act.
In transmitting the draft nf the bill to
Senator Warren, Secretary Taft wrote a
letter saying while he reconnlr.ed there Is
little hope for consideration during the
present congress, he hoped the measure
would he Introduced at this time, so 'that it
would be In shape to receive attention next
The same bill was Introduced In the house
by Chairman Hull of the committee on
tlon bill Introduced in hoth houses nf con-1 it t negotiate1 Dy M. Brtand. the repub
Bress February 11 shall prove Ineffectual , , ' ih..n
I IV will WUIIU ,VJ IHIlll.
years, or free from It forever.'"
for the purpose herein mentioned and in
tended, every effort will be made by him
rvr-t only to ontaln a treaty wttn japan
The bitter hostility to the government s
suthorlilr.g legislation by both Japan and 1m. " ,, .. .
the United States to exclude from each -of ! Proposed Income tax law continues to be
sn important reature or tne minisierimt
crisis. The moderate papers believe that
some socialist leaders, are glad of the pos
sibility of another struggle with the Vati
can, because the socialists have become
frightened at their oan fiscal and social
As a result of a conference this after
noon between Premier Clemenceau. M.
Briand and other members of the cabinet a
semi-official note was Issued announcing
that complete agreement had been
reached and that M. Clemenceau would be
able to report to M. Fallleres that the
ministry would present a united front In
h kill W IK.(.asr.n MM
. ' ... " 1 City. la., haa been In the city the last
In and tne cellar noor nueo up. 1 ne ., 1 fw day, n inference with the rommit-
refused to tell how much money there I tee from the Tet-umaeh Commercial duo
was. but It Is Intimated that there was
quite a sum.
ale mt Sharthara Cattle.
LYONS. Neb., Feb. 18. (8peclal.-W. M.
McLemore's herd of thoroughbred Short
horn cattle, consisting of fifteen bulls and
twenty-fiv cows and heifers, were sold at
auction here today before a large crowd j fund
of lively bidders. The stock brought sn
average price of 196 and the highest priced
cow. Bedelia. waa sold for 11 06 to C. W.
Bshrock. of Lyons, while the highest priced
bull. Nick Long worth, was sold for Sl&i to
GAirge Gatsnieyer of Bancroft. Neb. The
sale was conducted by Colonels T. C. Cala
han of Omaha and E. P. Thompson of
Lyons, with J. F. Piper of Lyons ss clerk.
which has the clans for the nrunns.
Carnegie llnrary tuildliig In hand, and
It Is understood the gentleman and 'he
committee have come . to an agreement.
Of the 11.000 needed to provide the iot.
walks, etc. 1700 has been raised. The
soliciting opmmlttee is still at work.
The Commercial club Is contemplating
a home talent concert In the near future
with which to devise means to swell the
CLUBS START FCR PANAMA
Casasaerelal . Orsxaalsatlaas f
Laala, Chicago aad Claelaaatl
ta Visit Caaal Eaae.
their respective territories the Immigration
of all subjects of the other of said nstl' in
who are laborers, skilled and unskilled,
but In sny event will favor such form of
legislation that will in the most speedy
manner accomplish the results desired.
Such being the case, are are fully In accord
with the view of the administration to the
effect that the attainment of the exclusion
nf all Japanese labr.rers. skilled and un
skilled, should not be complicated with or
endangered by the exercise of the right
of segregation by the school board, au
thorised by sectKm lfi2 rf the political code
of the state of California.
Chaasje la School Order.
It is therefore- proposed by the Board
of Education of San Francisco to modify
the order segregating the Japanese pubiic
school children of Sin Francisco heretofore
made by amending the resolution, to read
"Section 1. Children of all alien races who
apeaic the English language. In order to
determine the proper grade which they
may be entitled to be enrolled, .must first
be examined aa to their educate -nal quali
fications by the principal of the school
where 4he application for enrollment shall
Lave been made.
"8eUon 2. That no child of alien birth
over the ages of . 10, 11. 12. 11. 14, IS and
IC years shall be enrolled tn any of the
nrsi. seona. intra, lourtn. nrth. slxtn,
seventh or eighth grades, respectively.
' Section I If said alien children shill
be found deficient In their ability to speak
or deficient in the elements of the English
language, or unable to attend the gradea
mentioned In section J. by reasr n of the re
strictions mentioned therein, such children
shall be enrolled in special schools or in
special classes established exclusively for
such children aa and In the manner the
Board of .Education shall deem proper and
SEVERAL STRIKES IN HELENA
Street Car Mrs, Eleetrie Llsht aad
Telephaa Esaployes Desaaad
HELENA. Mont.. Feb. Is -Street, car
service, electric light service and telephone
service were disorganised today by strikes
of motormen, conductors, linemen and tele-
j phone girls. The linemen employed by
j the Helena Light and Power company were
ft he first to strike. The conductors and
motormen walked out In sympathy and
later the linemen and telephone girls tn
th service of the Rocky Mountain Bell
JUDICIAL BILL IS PASSED
(Continued from Page One.)
Seaatar Warrea la trod aces MSaaare
ta Provide for War Esaeraeaey,
WASHINGTON. Feb. IS. -Senator War
ren, chairman of the senate committee on
military affairs, today Introduced a bill
providing for the raising of a volunteer
army of the United States during actunl
or threatened war. The bill divides the
military establishments Into three branches.
the regular army, the National Quard arid
the volunteer army. It provides that the
volunteer army shall be maintained In
time of war and when war Is Imminent and
MORE PAY FOR COKE WORKERS
Ttsreaty-Oae Thoaeaad Mrs la Can
Belleville Resjloa Get Advance
March 1. y
CONN ELLS VI LLE, Pa.. Feb. 18. Ah ad
vance In wages that will directly affect
H.009 men and mean the paying out an
nually In the Connellsvllle region of nearly
11.600,000 more than hitherto was announced
today by the H. C. Frick Coke company.
The new scale becomes effective March 1.
Be Want Ads for Business Boosters.
Ethel' Levy. Gets Divorce.
NEW YORK. Feb. 18 Ethel Levy today
obtained a verdict from a Jury in the su
preme court entitling her to a decree of
absolute divorce from George Cohan, the
actor and playwright. Miss Levy Was the
only witness examined, but her testimony
waa corroborated by depositions made by
several actors who were members of
Cohan's company last season. These depo
sitions told of the circumstances upon
which Miss Lvy based her action. Th
suit was unopposed.
streets, haa btsen accepted. The price paid
for the lot waa tXKai.
Rural carriers appointed: lows Grlswold,
route i; George M. Stone, caroler; Dcnald
Swarts. substitute. Hampton, route S;
D. Palmer, carrier; L. F. Palmer, substi
tute. Keystone, route 1; John H. Kloppen
burg. carrier; George Kloppenburg, substi
tute. Lynnvllle. route 1; Thomas A.
Thompson, carrier; Albert Thompson, sub
stitute. Rolfe. route Z: Clarence H. Jordan,
carrier: H. F. Thomas, substitute. Union,
route I; E. D. Herron. carrier; E. C. Dll
kei. substitute. Winter set. route t; Lester
M. Bond, carrier; Mott Fores man. substi
tute? Rural rout No. 1 haa been ordered es
tablished April U at Oross. Boyd county,
Nebraska, serving 230 people end 71 families.
ST. LOUIS. Feb. J8. Twenty representa
tives of St. Louis commercial organisitlons. I Telephone company walked out.
representing th Commercial club, departed ' "1n1 h'sher wages.
1 for Cincinnati tonight, enroute for Panama,
1 I V I r,'-iei i-
Astcmos rnsrca ookvabx
SOT Worth tTta snV. Omasa.
Mark Islaad May Chaaae l.lae.
ASHLAND. Neb.. Feb. M. Special
Sine the high water In the Platte last for the purpose of examining the work of
week the Rock Island railroad his rushed j construction of the canal. Representative
is party of surveyors to South Bend, who of the Chicago Commercial club will reach 1
I axe now running several line for the pur- t Cincinnati tomorrow and the St. Louis and j
poa cf relocation cf the Rock Island road Chicago representatives will be Joined by 1
! through the hills of Cass county and across Cincinnati club representatives and a ll!
the Platte. Th Rock Island ccnies out . proceed by- special train to Charlestown,
of th hilla through th abrupt ravine, and ' 8. C. There they will be joined by repre
sentatives from th Boston Commercial
club, and the party will sail on Wednesday
on th chartered steamer Prince Joachim.
The first stop will be at St. Thomas, Virgin
Island, Th Itinerary Includes San Juan.
Pone. Santiago and Havana, returning to
Charleston on. March 11
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DLIMONUU Frenser, 1st, and Dodgs.
Be Want Ads Xor Business Boosters,
Hard to tjult
Not if you use well-made
TneVs a Ftaasoa"
PROCEEDING OF THE SE9ATE
Eatlre Bessloa Isest la Dtsrasalas;
th Asrlealtaral BIIL
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. After more
than five hours' consideration of the agri
cultural bill today, the senate . Increased
from S3.5O0 ts t&.OUO the salary of Gtfford
Pi nc hot, chief of tha Bureau of Forestry.
The debate was devoted mostly to the
methods of administration and general pol
icy of the forest servic and at times
broadened to Include th public land ques
tion generally. Practically no progress
was made on the agricultural bill.
The provision authorising tb accumula
tion of th revenues from th grasing
i leases ss s special fund to be administered
by the forest service was opposed by Mr.
Hemenway of Indiana, who said the de
partments called this method "short cir
"Congress at this session." h said,
"would appropriate mora than fl.OOO.OOO.GOO,
which means, as I am told by th senator
from Main (Mr. Hale), s deficit for next
Mr. Flint of California, mad an elab
orat defense of th forestry service. H
said the service would be self-sustaining
after a few more years.
Ths committee amendment, which had
bn construed as not hereafter requiring
annual estimates from th Forestry Bureau,
Two ways to hunt
tor tarnished rooms
One intelligent way is to look
through the Furnished Room col
umn on the want-ad page and mark
those which interest you; then go
look. uost of The Bee want-ads are
"three lines" and say enough so that
you can tell what is offered.
The other way is to "bring the
room to you" with a want-ad of your
own telling what you want. This is
a particularly good way if you want
a room in a private
family. Underv the
heading Wanted to
Kent, the cost is
The Bee Ollice
17th ass Fa
-The Want-ad Ctr.er"
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