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DSHOTA COUNTY HERALD.
Motto: All The News When 1 1 Is News.
DAKOTA CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1013.
CASTRO GOES SOOIH
EX-DICTATOR OF VENEZUELA
LEAVES NEW YORK FOR
WILL MEET ZELAYA, IS RUMOR
Ex-President Strenuously Denies This,
Declaring He Did Not Know Nlca-
riguan Insists That He It Only
Taking Pleasure Trip,
New York, Fob. 25. Clprlano Cas
tro, ono tltno president of Venezuela,
without warning, sailed for Havana
While ho was being hold a prisoner
on Ellis Island Castro denied that ho
had any Intention of going to Havana.
Immediately after his arrival It had
been slated that Zelaya, his brothor
revolutionist of Nicaragua, was In Ha
vana and was organizing a now revo
lution for that country.
Castro waB asked If It was true he
was going to meet Zolaya in the Cuban
"I do not know Zelaya," was the
equivocal roply. "I have never met
"Isn't this rather a secret and hur
ried departure?" asked a reporter.
"Not at all," replied Castro through
his valet, who interpreted Castro's
Spanish. "I have made" no secret of
this trip. It is not my fault that the
public know nothing of my plans. I
am visiting Cuba for pleasure only.
There is absolutely no business con
nected with the trip."
Washington, Feb. 25. The sudden
departure of General Castro from New
York for Cuba Sunday was coincident
with the receipt of a dispatch from
Elliott Northcott, American minister
to Venezuela, stating that thero were
rumors In Caracas of a small anti-government
disturbance in the state of
OFF THE WIRF.
Paris, Feb. 22. A desperate gun
fight in the council chamber at
Piedleroce, Corsica, resulted in the
mayor and two councillors being mor
tally wounded. The demand of a group
of citizens to see the list of candi
dates for the forthcoming election
caused the trouble.
Washington, Feb. 22. Jasper N. Ba
ker of Indiana was appointed examiner
of the mint. Mr. Baker, who thus be
comes virtually asisbtant director of
the mint, has been connected with the
treasury department for many years.
St. Paul. Minn., Feb. 22. Public
dances, moving plcturo shows and bil
liards and pool on Sunday will be pro
hibited in Minnesota If threo bills
covering these points and recommend
ed to passage by tho senate commit
tee on general legislation are enacted
ln lawi, by the Minnesota legisla
ture. harltston, W. Va., Feb. 24. Fed
eral Judge Nathan B. Goff was elected
Unite; States senator from West Vir
ginia by the legislature In Joint ses
sion T'rlday. Judge Goff received all
tho Republican votes cast.
Wilmington, Del., Feb. 25. Flro
, destroyed the principal part of Reho-
f both, u summer resort on tho Atlantic
coaBt. about 100 miles south of here,
Bunatiy. too iosb is esumaiea ai
1150.000, with very little Insurance.
Cleveland, O., Feb. 22. In a civil
ult filed here Thursday by order of
Attorney General Wickersham, sensa
tional charges of violation of the Sher
man anti-trust law are leveled at the
McCakey Register company.
London, Feb. 26. The widow of
Cnpt Robert F. Scott, the antarctic
explorer, will henceforth bo known as
Lady Hcott, King George bestowed on
her Monday "the samo rank, style and
precedence as if her husband had beca
nominated a knight commander of the
bath as ho would havo been had he
Des Moines, la., Feb. 25. Tho sen
ate passed the house bill extending
the privileges adopting a commission
forir of government to cltieB of 2,000
EX-EMPRESS OF. CHINA DEAD
Widow of Emperor Kwangsu Dies
After a Short Illness Cause of
Death Is Unknown.
Peking, China, Feb. 21. Ye Ho Na
La, empress dowager of China, died
at 2:30 o'clock Saturday morning.
She was tho widow of Emperor
Kwangsu, who died November 13,
The empress had been ill only a
few days Tho actual cause of her
death is unknownf but it Is said the
sj uptoms of her ailment resembled
Tho former imperial family was
about to remove to tho Inner portion
'of tho forbidden city in order to make
room for the government In the east
Wilson Gives Woman Seat.
Princeton, N. J., Feb. 25. Tho next
president of tho United States gave
up his seat on a train to a woman
who was standing In tho aisle Sunday.
She was not near him, but at the
other end of the car
rclen Against Reciprocity,
N. Fob 25. Robert
ftrden, premier of Canada, who
tho guest of Governor Sul-
xecutlve mansion, declared
unalterable opposition to
The Pan-American mediation pro
posal In connection with the Mexican
situation, for making which Director
Barrett of the Pan-American union
was rebuked by the administration, I
attracting much favorable attention In
this country and In the Latin-American
SPURNS THAW BRIBE
OFFER OF $20,000 TO RELEA8E
8LAYER IS REJECTED.
Gov. Sulzer Asserts Statement Saying
He Wanted Murderer's Release
Albany, N. Y., Fob. 24. -A brlbo of
$20,000 to releaso Harry K. Thaw
from the Matteawan State Hospital
for tho Crlmlual Insane was offered
by a lawyer last November to Dr.
John R. Russell, the superintendent
of the Institution, according to his
own testimony before tho Sulzer com
mittee of inquiry on Friday. Doctor
Russell said he refused the 'money.
Thin wan the result of a cbargn
that William F. Clark, a friend of Gov
ernor Sulzer and socretnry of tho in
quiry committee, had tried to influ
ence Doctor Russell and Dr. James V.
May, the president of the state hos
pital committee, to give Harry K.
Tha,w his freedom.
Thaw can be released only upon 'a
supremo court order or through a
certificate signed by Doctor Russell
that he has recovered his mental bal
ance. Governor Sulzer declared that the
uso of his name was unauthorized.
"If Mr. Clark or any other man mado
the statement that Thaw's release
would be pleasing to me, It Is abso
lutely untrue," said Governor Sulzer.
On February 15, Doctor Russell
said, Doctor May called him on the
telephono from Albany saying he had
seen the governor and that Mr. Sulzer
would Issuo no order and "tho caso
would have to take Its regular
"I told Doctor May," continued the
witness, "that If the governor wanted
this thing done he would havo to give
mo a written order."
SMOKING AND DRINKING GROW
Big Record Is Set In the Use of Tobac
co and Whisky, According to
Washington, Feb. 25. Americans
are drinking more whisky, smoking
more cigars and cigarettes and chew.
Ing more tobacco than ever before,
according to the tax returns to Royal
E. Caboll, commissioner of internal
revenue, Saturday. From July to Feb
ruary the nation consumed 84,000,000
gallons of whisky, an increase of
6,000,000 gallons over the correspond
ing porlod the previous year; 8,500,
000,000 cigarettes, an increase of
2,500,000.000; 4,500,000,000 cigars, an
Increase of 250,000,000, and 250,000,000
pounds of smoking and chowlng to
bacco, an incrcaso of 12,000,000
pounds. These are record-breaking
figures. In addition, drinkers of beer
are resuming their stride. During tho
fiscal year 1912 tho consumption of
beer fell off materially, but In tho first
seven months of tho current fiscal
year the people of the United States
havo drunk 38.804,000 barrels, an In
crease of 1,850,000 barrels over last
Earthquakes Are Felt In Ecuador.
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Fob. 26. Sov-1
eral earthquake shocks were felt hero
Monday. A violent earthquake ox
tended all over the republic, being es
pecially severe in the provinces of
Leja and Canar. Houses were wrecked.
Bishop J. J. Hogan Dies. i
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 24. Bishop
John Joseph Hogan ot tho dlocoso of
western Missouri, tho oldest Catholic
prelate In this country, both in years
and point of service, died of pneumo
nia, aged eighty-four years, Friday.
Transporf Meade Sails.
Philadelphia, Pa , Fob. 22. Tho gov
ernment transport Meade, with 1,200
marines on board, sailed from the
Phlludolphla navy yard Thursday Tho
marines will be held In reserve at
Guantanamo, Cuba. .
Start Mine Strike.
Vancouver, I). C, Fob 22. Refusal
of tho BrltUnla Mining & Smelting
compuny to recognize tho Western
Federation of Miners resulted In a
walkout at the compuny's mines near
NAME CABINET HEAD
COL. BRYAN IS OFFERED AND AC
CEPTS PORTFOLIO OF SEC
RETARY OF 8TATE.
CONVENE CONGRESS APRIL 1
Special Session Date Is Announced by
President-Elect Wilson After Re
ceiving Letter From Underwood
Trenton, N. J., Fob. 26. Summar
ized tho news emanating from President-elect
Wilson and his friends here
Monday was as follows:
William J. Bryan haB accepted the
secretary of statoshlp.
Tho extraordinary session will bo
called to convono Tuesday, April 1.
Tho prosldont-olect favors citizen
ship for Porto RicanB.
Ho also' favors a worklngmen's com
The president-elect himself an
nounced that the special session would
be called for April 1. Ho said ho had
been In communication with Floor
Leader Underwood as to tho prepared
ness of congress, and that ho had re
ceived a letter from Mr. Underwood
informing him that congress would
be ready for the extra session.
Washington, Feb. 26. Democratic
senators and representatives ex
pressed satisfaction with tho date
flxod by President-elect Wilson for the
assembling of the extra session Mon
day. The time virtually was agreed
upon by leaders of the two houses
somo time ago. Tho Interval between
March 4 and April 1 will , allow for
the remodeling of tho houso chamber,
to take care of the fifty members add
ed through the reapportionment.
The bill to prevent Washington ho
tels' and taxlcabs from "boosting"
their rates during Inauguration came
up in the house und was passed by
vote of 119 to 65, carrying a penalty
of a $25 fine, revocation of license
and requiring an offending hotel or
restaurant to furnish free board
to complainants while prosecuting
COURT SUSTAINS MANN ACT
Highest Tribunal Rules Congress Has
Power to Create Interstate
Washington, Feb. 26. The Supreme
court of the United States upheld the
constitutionality of the Mann white
slave act Monday, ruling that it is
within tho power ot congress to adopt
regulations which have tho quality of
interstate police regulations.
Tho verdicts of conviction In four
white slavo casoK were affirmed.
Theso were tho cases o Delia Ben
nett, Emma Harris and Bessie Green,
for transporting girls from Chicago
to Cincinnati. Louis Athanasaw and
Michael Sampson, convicted In Flor
ida for having enticed a girl to be
como chorus girl in a theatrical com
pany of low character, and of Efflo
Hoko and Baslle Economldes, for en
ticing a girl from New Orleans to
Beaumont, Tex. It was in the opin
ion on tho latter caso that tho con
stitutionality of the Mann act was up
held. KILLS FRIEND AND EATS BODY
Henri Le Claire Stabs His Comrade,
Len Lemleux, to Death and De
vours Part of Remains.
Winnipeg, Man., Fob. 26. Tortured
by furies of Alaskan winter, subsist
ing 30 days on sklnB of dead animals,
and finally driven insane by eight-day
period of starvation, Henri Le Claire,
French trapper, killed and partially
ato the body of Len Lemleux, a guide
of the Hudson Bay company, near
Mile 53, British Columbia, Monday. Le
Claim and Lemleux had tasted no
morsel of any kind for eight days on
an extended hunt on which they start
ed in December. In a deserted shack
75 miles from any settlement, both
men awaited the other to sleep, for
the killing of ono meant food for the
other. Lemleux was killed however
being stabbed In the heart eight times.
Twenty-three other wounds were alRO
inflicted. Part of the body was ate
whllo Le Claire scratched the story on
tho cabin wall with his knife.
CAPITAL GUARD IS PICKED
Fifteen Hundred Special and Regular
Policemen to Protect Crowds
Washington, Fob. 24. More than
1,500 special and regular policemen
and detectives will guard tho inaugu
ration crowds during tho Induction of
President-elect Wilson Into office.
Included In tho total are the 400
members of tho special committco hav.
Ing tho policing program In charge.
Tho committee membors, among
whom are many men prominent in so.
clety and official life, will bo sworn in
us deputies and given badges next
Arrest Mrs. Pankhurst,
London, Feb. 26. Mrs. Emmeline
Pankhurst was arrested Monday in
connection with tho destruction of
tho country residence of David Lloyd
George by a bomb explosion Mrs.
Pankhurst was arraigned at Epsom.
Lee Kin Is a Suicide.
Washington, Fob 26. George W
Lee, a descendant of Gen. Robert E.
Lee, returned home Monday and
found his wife, Mrs. Laura B, Leo,
thirty-eight years old, a suicide Tho
motlvo Is a mystery to tho coroner
GEN. FELIX DIA
B? -- - 9HbBbmiJ-S.
pjtah BMM&fet bHIN
Hb((kw Ss'vs? Hiliw
General Diaz was falsely reported
shot In Mexico City, following ktlllng
of Francisco I. Madero.
INDIANS ARE HONORED
TAFT OFFICIATES AT BREAKING
OF GROUND FOR MEMORIAL.
Trip to" New York Is President's Last
Before Retiring as Head of
New York, Feb. 24. President Taft.
accompanied by Mrs, Taft aud Mrs.
Thomas McK. Laughllti, her alaler.
arrived In Now York SutuiduTy on his
last trip before March 4, when he will
leave Washington for Augusta, Ga,
After arriving, the presidential par
ty breakfasted at the Henry W. Taft
home and the president later proceed
ed on the yacht Dolphin to Fort, Wads
worth, where he broke ground for tho
National American Indian memorial.
Thirty-two full-blooded Indians, rep
resenting sixteen of tho wealthiest
and most powerful of tho tribes on
the American continent, took part .In
the ceremonies: - - '
At three o'clock tho president at
tended the opening of the new llgut
houso of tho New Ydrk Association
for the Blind on West Fifty-ninth
street, and accompanied by Mrs. Taft
attended tho banquet of tho Ameri
can Peace and Arbitration Boclety at
Sherry's at flight. Here the president
was presented with a gold medal for
his work for international peace
Before leaving Washington Friday
night a magnificent set of pearly Btuds
for President Taft and a diamond
necklace of pure white stones for Mrs.
Taft were presented to them at the
White House as farewell gifts from a
clrclo of close friends which tho Tnfta
havo mado during their long residenco
in the national capital.
10,000 ARE SLAIN BY TURKS
Report to Washington the Slaughter
of Myriad of Allies In Scutari
Battle Capture Airman.
Washington, Feb. 25, Six thousand
Montenegrins and 4,000 Servians per
ished at Scutari in tho last battle be
tween tho allied troops and the Turk
ish forces, according to an official dis
patch from Constantinople, received at
tho Turkish ombassy Sunday. Tho
town of Bardan was retaVen by the
Turks. The Ottoman wur olllco ad
vises that the Montenegrins do not
seem to be in a position to coutinuo
At Bulalr thoro had been no change,
the dispatch said, and at Tchatalja two
attacks by tho allied forces had been
repulsed by the Turks on the out
skirts of Kadlkeny.
Constantinople, Feb. 25. A Bulgari
an military aeroplane, while recon
noltcring over tho fortress of Adrla
nople Saturday, was hit by a Turkish
bhell and fell inside tho lines. It was
piloted by a Russian officer
TWO DEAD IN AUTO WRECK
Gust of Wind Blows Hat In Face of
St. Louis Banker's Chauffeur, Who
St. Louis, Feb. 25. Georgo M.
Trumbo, assistant cashier of tho Mechanics-American
National bank, and
Miss Hazel Flynn wore killed on Sat
urday and tho other four members of
an automobile party FprlouBly Injured
when tho machine turned turtle on a
lonely road In St. Louis county A
gust -of wind that blow off tho hat of
Trumbo, driver of tho car, was respon.
slblo for tho accident, as Trumbo In
voluntarily clapped both hands to his
head, releasing tho steering wheel.
The car veered Into a ditch and turned
Cane "Defendant" In Court.
Boston, Fob 25 Tho United States
appeared as complainant against "ono
walking stick" In a suit In tho federal
court hero Saturday The cane was
seized by custom officials becHiiso of a
plcturo concealed In the handle
Roads to Bridge Ohio River.
Paducoh. Ky Feb 25 Announce
ment was mn do Sunday of a plan to
construct Immrflla'ely at a cost of
M.500,000 a double track railway bridge
across the Ohio river between Me
tropolis, III., and Paducuh, Ky
PRISON LABOR BILL
SENATE APPROVES MEASURE IN.
TRODUCED BY DQDGB,
TO BENEFlf STATE UND
Bill Proposes That State Employ
Frlsoners to Make Furniture,
Tho Dodgo bill to provldo that In
mates of tho statu prison and propos
ed stato reformatory bo employed to
mako furniture, clothing, shoes, etc.,
for stato institutions, bo worked ou
country roads, and that part of their
wages bo paid their dependant fami
lies, has been approved by tho senate
Tho employment of tho men was
left to tho now board of control, who
will have full direction of tho work.
Tho object of tho bill Is to abollBh
tho present system of prison contract
labor nnd Bubstltuto u method by
which tho stato will rocolvo direct
benefit from tho men's work and tho
men themselves will bo benefited.
At present men aro hired by tho
prison contractors for 55 cents por
day per man, less than it costs tho
stato to keep them. ' In consequonco
prison mado goods can bo sold for
lens than thoso made' In free estab
lishments. House Bills Passed.
The houso passed tho following
II. R. 36, by Jackson Prohibits
writing names of candidates on tho
H. R. 186, by Hardin Election of
pollco judge In 1914. v
H- R. 122, by Bupkner Prohibits
public drinking cups.
H. R. 494, by Hubbard Makes Lin
coln's birthday a holiday.
H. R. 210 Proposed amendment to
constitution fixing salary or governor
at $5,000 for ono term of four years.
H. R. 130, by Mockult PermltB
teaching modern European languages
In public schools upon application of
II. R. 253, by Regan of Platte Pen
itentiary deficiency bill.
Four'tn "story for State-House.""'-'
State Land Comlsslonor Fred
Beckman is Investigating tho cost of
adding another story to tho larger
portion of tho stato houso. The Hen
ato recently asked for nn estlmato of
tho cost of fitting up tho basement ns
for ofllco rooms and received tho an
swer from Bird Mlllor, superintendent
of construction of stato buildings, say
ing it would cost $50,000 U do tills
and fit up a few rooms near the lower
portion of tho domo and to put In a
Makes Governor's Term Four Years.
Tho Iioubo has completed Its part
of the task of Increasing llio salary of
tho governor and extending his term
to four years. Palmer's resolution to
submit a constitutional amendment
covering tho subject passed on third
reading, 80 to 12. Tho proposed
amendment makes tho govomor In
cllblo to re-election after a four-year
term and raises his hlB salary from
$2,500 to $5,000 a year.
Governor Imports Superintendent.
Governor Morehead justifies his
action in going outside of tho stato
for a superintendent of the institute
for feeble-minded youth at Beatrice
by saying that Dr. W. S. Fast of St.
Joseph, Mo., la really a Nebraska
A bill by Dodgo of Douglas, which
provides that politicians running for
office slinll not bo compollcd to pay
any more for advertising than tho reg
ular display rates charged tho com
mon people, was passed by a vote of
19 to 10.
Favors Eight Months' School.
Elcht montliB was favored by tho
hoiiEo as the minimum school year in
districts Itavlnr? from twenty to sov-enty-llvo
patrens. In smaller district!!
tho limit was raised from threo to
Mallrry'8 Pill Parses House,
B a vote of only !' to "', tho house
commlt'eo of tho whole approvrd
M-l'o'v's bill for ii constlt'itlonil con
vention to rovlse tho organic taw of
'-ouBe Parse Lee Bill.
Th" 'otic hss niFseil tho Lee hill
pf - t e '' r-"'H of mnba
t ' " ' th i irov-nients
ami m 'onstrvt n work 1 otie
favn'- rn v O'vnrr-'-lT
O""' t y of n '-I" fliijhon
lobbv tho p- "ommltteo on tel'
phon's ro"r- cn'd the Fullei
county ownersMp 111 for passage.
May Ra'se Assessor's Pay,
Tho cMinly iifsepsor of Douplnt
county will receive cnmpenratlon a
the rato of $3,000 Instead of 12,40
per year If an umeinlmant tacked ontf
the Busheo bill by the hpus coinml
tee upon rov'io and taxation Is uc
ceptod by tho upper lawmaking body.
House Approves Storage Inspection
fgulftj n and li pecMon bv nura
frod comml donor of nil cold stcr to
wur"' ouhpb vns tpioved by tin
Iioufo and the bill oidored to (hlK
rend I hi:
COURT IN TWO DIVISIONS.
To Pursue This Plan In the Hope of
Disposing of More Cases.
Tho Biipremo court has decided to
sit hereafto" In two divisions. This
plan Is to bo pursued in the hope that
moro cases can bo disposed of.
A bill Introduced In tho legislature
authorizes tho court to do this, but
tho court will not wait for directions
from tho legislating. It will oxorclso
Its authority and sit In two divisions.
Under the constitution n majority of
tho court is required to issue an opin
ion, but there Is nothing to require all
of tho judges to hear oral argument
In ovory caso.
Under tho proposed plan thrco of
tho Judges and tho chief justice will
alt for tho first tlmo March 3 to hear
nrgumont In cobos bn the court calen
dar. Two weeks Inter threo other
Judges and tho chlof justice will sit
as n second division mid this will bo
repeated ovory two weeks or twlco a
month, tho chief justice being pres
ent at ovory Bitting with each of tho
Whllo ono division In dcvotlnj: a
week to hearing oral arguments tho
threo Judges of tho other division can
bo engaged In writing opinions In
cases previously heard. No announce
ment hits been mado as to the person
nel of tho two divisions.
Bills Passed by the Senate.
Tho following bills havo been pass
ed by tho scnulo:
S. F. 65. by Smith of Soword and
Bushno of Kimball Makes tho Btntol
treasurer fiscal agent for tho stato.
S. F. 100, by Busheo of Kimball
ProvidoB for resurvoy of townships
upon doinand by voters of the town
ship. S. F. 224, by West of Hull Makes
It unlawful to Bell any Btng horse with
out notifying the prospective pur
chaser of tills fact.
S. F. 184, by Hummell of Webstor
and Weal or Hall Provides punish
inent for pcrBOiiB who buy liquor Tor
habitual drunkards, IdotB or "dope
S. F. 303, by Busheo of Kimball
Provides for a lO.mlll lovy for uso of
road districts following submission of
question to voters of each road dls
district S. F. 245, by Saunders of Douglas
ProvidoB for issuance of bonds for
purchase of Omaha Auditorium.
S. F. 239, by Harrlmann of Douglas
Provides for regulation of solo and
mnftufneturfr-of vinegnr. -
S. F. 230, by West of Hall Pro
vides that owners of horses having
heaves must notify prospective pur
chasers of that fact before sales aro
S. F. 200, by Harrmann of Douglas
Pure linseed and flaxseed oil bill.
S. F. 233, by Bartllng of Otoo Pro
vides for admission to stato soldiers'
homo "f nil nnrnntm who nerved 111
territorial militia for nt least ninety
S. F. 319, by Dodgo of Douglas
Prohibits consulting physicians from
dividing fees with other physiclanB.
' 8. F. 50, by Wink of Buffalo
Changes number of directors con
cerned in tho Incorporation of rail
roads. i S. P. 91, by Hoagland of Lincoln
Relates to dower and courtesy under
will statutes. .
S. F. 297, by Klochol of Nemaha
Abolishes drinking cup in stores and
all public places.
S. F. 250, by Hummell of Webstor
Provides for recovery of tnxos upon
personal property omitted from as
sessment nt any timo within flvo
S. F, 6, by Hoagland of Lincoln
Provides for causeway crossings un
der railroads when land is owned on '
both sldoB of the track by same
S. F. 101. by Reynolds of DaweB
trivAo ! onlnrv nf Hlwtrlrl rlfirkn In '
all counties having less than 17,000
population nt $400 per year in addi
tion lo foes.
S. F. 166, by Dodgo of Douglas
Herniates charges for political adver
tising. S. F. 178, by Placok of Faundor3
Provides that party bringing com
plaints In saloon remonstranco cases
shall pay costs(
S. v. 288, by Hoaclnnd of Lincoln
Provides for establishment of lire de
partments In cities of second class.
Hardin's Voting BUI Favored.
HnpMn's bill permitting voters ab
sent from their residence to transmit
their voto to tho county clork by reg
istered mull was recommended for
wwhupo by tho houso committco of
Would Register Bloodhounds.
11 b'oorthounds must bo registered
pud Demised, If Mc'ClsBlck's bill con
tinues tho sufppssful career Initiated
In house committco of tho wholo,
To Ren9!l Antl. Cigarette Law.
The IwitHi bl'l to repeal tho present
nnti nU-arotto law and to make It a
misdemeanor to soil cigarettes to
persons under 21 years of ago was
snt to the gonoral lllo by tho retail
ind commorce committee.
Bill Passed Lowering Wire Rates,
The bill reducing tolegraph rates
between any two points In Mate to
T cents for ten words was unani
mously passed by tho house. v
Tho houso also passed tbo Palmer
bill piovldlnjj that no fraternal rates
be changed until approved by a refer
endum voto of tho members.
Tho senuto passed the bill provid
ing that tho peoplo of Omaha niuy
vote bondu to buy tho Vudltorlum and
erect ii work-house A fclmllar bill
passed tho lions
NEBRASKA IS LUCKY
PUBLIC BUILDINGS BILL AMEND
ED BY 3ENATE.
GETS $265,000 MORE MONEY
Public Buildings BUI Carries 165,000
for Falls City, $125,000 for Al
liance and $100,00 for Wahoo.
Washington. Amendments to the
public buildings' bill Increasing tha
sums allotted to Nebraska by $265,000
wero accopted by the sonato commit
too on public buildings. Thoy include
$65,000 for Falls City, $125,000 for Al
liance and a total of $109,000 for "Wa
hoo. Tho arrangements wore offerad
by Senator Brown, tho ono providing
for a building at Fulls City being of
fored by him for Senator Hitchcock.
Subsequently W. D. EaUln, secretary
to Senator Hitchcock, annoared bo-
'foro tho committee to explain the
nocd of the building at Falls City.
Senator Swanaon, a member ot the
committee, had also previously been
informed that this amendment would
bo offered. Of thoso amendments the
ono affecting Falls City is expected to
bo accopted, desplto tho largo shaving
that tho bill Ib certain to havo when
pi readies conference. There is talk
of a filibuster against the measure.
Tho meaning of this movqis that the
amendments tacked on iu the senate
must be cut out to a lnrgo oxtont In
conference. Tho bill will bo reported
to the senuto later.
Insurance Companies Must Invest.
Lincoln. With only two nogatlve
votos, tho house Insurance commit
In. g.t to (li gAimral Ulo th Drucse-dow-Brain
bill, requiring lifo insur
ance companies to Invest 70 por cont
of the reserve on Nebraska policies
In Nebraska securities. Tho commit
tco voted after two previous sessions
at which twonty-fivo insurance repre
sentatives, of both hvura auil foreign
companies, protested against tho bill.
It was declared unsatisfactory In
Toxas, tho only stato where It Is In
force, and It Is said It would rateo In
Omaha. Tho most varied displays
of automobiles over offered greeted
tho visitors at tho Omaha Automobile
show, which Is being held this week.
Cars of ovory description, fronr tho
aristocratic limmisino to tho little
roadster, often referred to as a "road
louse," stood sldo by sldo, vicing with
each other for tho attention of tho
Ihimhiuio tirvlitieln uTitl UiOE5JlC at
tend through curiosity nnd whose
pockot books aro not commonsurato
with their doslres.
Too Develope and Advertise.
Lincoln. That a general demand
for developing and advertising the
stato exists Is attested by the endorse
ments of House Roll 423, providing
for tho creation of tho Nebraska Con
servation and Public Welfare Com
mission. Not a Btato organization,
when requested, lias Jailed to ondorso
tho bill, and many, through their sec
retaries, are urging tho passage of the
Plumbers Indorse Bill.
Fremont. Master plumbors of Ne
braska at tho closing session of their
convention in Fremont unanimously
approved tho bill Introduced In the
stato sonuto by Goorgo F. Wolz, may
or of Fremont, providing that plumb
srs shall be examined by a state
board and that towns of 1,500 popula?
tlon shall havo official Inspection of
Lowers Telegraph Rate.
Lincoln. The house loft telephono
regulation matters long enoui?h to
pass, by a voto of 81 to 0. Stebblns
bill making a 25-cent maximum rato
for any ten-word telegram sent from
ono point In Nebraska to another
point within the state.
Scalded to Death In Milk.
Omaha. Rlsley Drokollsh, coven
ttoon.monthn old aon of Eli Drokclish.
of South Omaha, Austrian, Ib dead as
tho result of having fallen Into a pan
of boiling milk. t
Soldiers' Home Commandant Dies.
Grand Island. C. 15. Ellis of Ster
ling, Neb., newly appointed command
ant ot tho Soldiers' home, passed
away at tho Institution of ponumonla.
Loses Foot While Hunting
Fremont. Carl Roddor of Ames
shot off the lower patt of his right
foot whllo placing a shotgun In an
automobile after a day's hunt oh the
Alfred Hanna Wins Contest
York. Alfred Hanna of Bellerue
ivon lifst placo In tho annual contest
of .tho Nebraska Oratorical association,
Bridge Traffic Restored.
Fremont. Traffic botwoon Dodge
und Saundcis counties wns restored
when tho bridge gang finally suc
ceeded In oloslnp tho gap In the tern-
, porary hrldgo tha wont out when tho
Platte rampaged recently.
Pure Food, Druij and Dairy Train,
Lincoln. Undor Instructions irotn
Governor Morrl- ad, Food Cominla
Bloncr t E, IIuniau has started plana
for operating uMr" the state what la
to bo kuown ni the pure food, drugr.
dairy and eed special train.
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