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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE
IRA L. BAUD, Publisher.
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fflOl iNY POINTS
EVENTS OF THE DAY HELD TO A
LfiTE EVENTS BOILED DOWN
Personal, Political, Foreign and Other
Intelligence Interesting to tho
Tho fortifications appropriation bill
carrying $5,218,250 wan reported.
The houso began on tho army ap
propriation bill, carrying $98,830,000.
Secretary Meyer presented three
battleship programs to tho houso nav
al affairs committee.
Senator O'Gormnn Introduced a bill
to grant medals to all survlvorB of
the battle of Gettysburg.
The houso passed tho Durnott-DIll
Ingham Immigration bill Including a
literary test for aliens.
Tho Kenyon bill to ollmlnato dis
orderly hotisoH In Washington by In
Junction wna passed by tho senate.
Tho scnato confirmed tho nomina
tion of Col. E, J. McClornand to suc
ceed General WllJicrspoon as briga
Vlowa on what tho now banking
and currency law should contain woro
fclven tho currency reform committee
Tho sonato appropriations commit
tee agreed to recommend provision for
a commorco court until tho closo of
tho fiscal year.
Tho Gloucester fishing Interests
Were heard by tho hpuso merchant
linrlno commlttoo on bill for hospital
Ihlp for fishing fleet.
Tho senate passed tho oxecutlvo,
legislative and Judicial appropriation
I 111 containing provision for com
nidtco court to Juno .'JO.
A railroad combination to control
Mississippi river bridge tolls waa
nllegod nt brldgo hearing of tho houso
Interstate commorco commlttoo.
Tho senato Hoard of Indian Com
missioners urged a moro stable and
consistent policy of management of
Indian affairs beforo Indian affairs
Prominent bankers testlllod before
tho "money trust" Investigating com
mittee, Chairman Pujo announcing
adjournment would bo taken until
January 22 or 23.
Chnlrmnn Graham of tho Interior
department expenditures commlttoo,
mado a report charging that many
frauds had been committed ngalnBt
White Earth Indians.
Tho sonato campaign funds Investi
gating commlttoo heard furthor tes
timony of Ollchrlst Stewart regarding
Iho Archbald lettora and commlttoo
adjourned subject to call of Chairman
Senator Root vigorously donlcd a
r.peoch credited to him and circulated
extensively throughout Central and
Kouth America for tho purpose of
rtirrlng up strife ngalnst tho United
Kopresontatlvo Towner of Iowa In-u-oducod
a bill to appropriate $300,000
for tho construction of an addition to
the Daughtors of tho American Revo
lution building In Washington as a
memorial to tho services or Amorlcan
women In tho revolutionary war.
A light to obtain wonym's suffrage
in North Carolina waa launched.
Khodo Island was tho first state to
eond tho olectoral vote to Washing
ton. Impeachment charges against Fed
eral Judge Arehboid woro sustained
by the senate.
Tho cruiser Denver has been or
dered from San Diego, Cal., to Acup
uluo, Mex., whero a dosporato situa
tion 1b reported, with Americans In
A resolution to direct President
Taft to Invito foreign nations to Join
In tho International agreement of mi
gratory birds wus Introduced by Sen
Tho trial of Julian Hawthoruo and
flthors, charged with fraudulent use of
tho malls will bo rcsumod beforo tho
I'nltcd State district court lu Now
York January 23,
As tho result of a conference by a
number of weatorn democratic sena
tors a letter soon will bo forwarded
to President-elect Wilson urging tho
selection of a far-western man for
eecrotary of tho Interior.
Hitter criticism or tho order of Pres
ident Taft placing fourUi-claBs post
masters under tho classification civil
service was precipitated during th
consideration of tho postofllco appro
priation bill in tho houso.
Deportation of Edward 1 Myllus,
tho Journalist, convicted of libeling
King fjporga V of England, which was
act for January 23, waB postponed by
Unltod States District Judge Holt, who
Issued a writ of habeas corpus roturn
ablo January 24.
Senator Pomorcno Introduced u
Joint resolution to nniond tho con
stitution to provldo for tho conduct
ing of minor Impeachment trials.
Tho Colorado senato ndoptod a con
current rosolutlon upprovlug tho pro.
poFsd amendment to tho federal con
etltltlon providing for tiro direct elec
tion of United States senators
Woodrow Wilson has suggested tha
abolishment of the Inaugural bail.
House and senate conforcea ronchea
an agreement on the Immigration bl'l.
Tho senate passed u resolution ox
tending the tlino of classification of
asphalt lands In Oklahoma.
"Bulgaria Is negotiating for a loan
of forty million dollars.
Secretary Nagel ordered the depor
tation of Edward P. Myllus,
Tho Irish homo rule bill passed the
houso of commons by a majority of
Tho threat of Bulgaria to rcaumo
the war Is apparently not an empty
Dissolution of the Union Pacific
Southern Pacific merger Is proving a
A drastic provision Is nlmed at the
powder trust In tho fortification ap
Postmaster General Hitchcock has
ruled that babies cannot bo trans
ported by parcel post.
Tho cruiser Donvor has been order
ed to Acapulco, Mexico, to protect
Woodrow Wilson says ho Is open
to suggestion from any member of
tho democratic family.
Tho treasury department has mado
tcntntlve plans for the re-organlatlon
of tho customs service.
President Taft will attend memorial
exercises for Vice-President Sherman
In tho senate chamber next month.
Houso democrats met In open
cauciiB and adopted the report on
standing committees without a sign of
Tho Tonnossoo legislature In Its
first Joint session failed to elect a sen
ator for cither tho long or tho Bhort
Tho Kenyon bill, proposing to cllnil
nuto tho segregated district of Wash
ington by Injunction, passed tho
A bill to amend tho Panama canal
act so ns to o'.lmlnato provision for
free passago of American coast-wlso
shipping was introduced by Senator
At Calgary, Alberta, tho packing
pJnnt of P. Bums & Co. was destroy
ed by fire. Tho Iobs, Including meat
In cold storage, will probably be In
excess of $2,000,000.
An Investigation of tho affairs of
tho Crow trlbo of Indians by tho De
partment of Justlco will bo recom
mended to tho senato ly Its commit
tee on Indian affairs.
Tho lower Iioubo of the Minnesota
legislature adopted a Joint resolution
offered by Representatives II, H.
Dunno and Green calling upon con
gross to mako judges elective.
Senator Townsend's resolutions In
structing Attorney General Wlckch
sham to investigate affairs of tho
Crow Indians of Montana passed Uio
sonnte without debato or opposition.
An emergency appropriation of
$3,000 for pay for the secret service
protection for Presldcnt-eloct Wilson
until his inauguration was requested
of congress by Secretary MncVeagh,
John K. Shields, a "regular" demo
crat, took tho lead of candidates for
tho long term In tho United States
Bonato from Tcnncsseo on tho fourth
ballot In tho stato ieglBlaturc.
Tho currency reform committee of
Uio house will hear John B. Forgan,
president of tho First National bank
of Chicago and chairman of tho Chi
cago clearing houso association oxecu
Dark days aro ahead for tho boot
and shoe industry in tho Unltod
States In Uio opinion of members of
the National Boot and Shoo Manufac
turers' association In annual conven
tion In Now York.
James A. Perry of Chicago, con
fessed leader of tho band of automo
bllo bandits who have committed a
Bcoro of daring robborlea In tho pnst
Blxty days, llrmly refused to reveal
tho Identity of hlB associates.
Tho president and Mrs. Taft gave
tho second reception of their laBt
winter In the Whlto Houso with Uio
Justices of tho supreme court and of
Washington and tho officials of the
Department of Justlco as guests of
A bill to Increase tho slzo of Uio
supremo court of tho United Stntes
from nine justices to eleven was In
troduced In Uio senato by Senator
Gore. Undor tho organization act of
1787 the court was consUtuted of a
chief justice mid flvo associates.
Tho Bulgarian mlnUter of finance,
M, Theodoroff, about whoso mission
to St. Petersburg thero has been much
mystery, declared that the purposo of
his trip to St. Petersburg and to othor
European countries was to nrrango
for a Bulgarian loan aftor tho war had
A now trial for Ieounrd Olsson, a
socialist, whoso debarment from citi
zenship by United States District
Judge Cornelius Ilanford last spring
rosulted In tho bringing of Impeach
mont charges, during the investiga
tion of which Judgo Ilanford resigned,
was provided for in a stipulation
signed by United States District At.
torney Bovorly W. Coiner nnd counsel
for Olsson at Seattle This action
was taken In accordance with In
structions issued by Attorney General
Governor Marshall sent his final
message to tho Indiana legislature.
Roosevelt says republicans and pro
gressives cannot bo brought togothor.
Congressman Norrls has set at rest
rumors that ho may ontor tho cabinet
of Woodrow Wilson.
Tho woman's natloual doruocrntic
loaguo tudulgod lu an ugly row over
Gen. P. II. Barry has been formally
selected aa governor of tho soldiers'
homo at Sawtelle, Cal.
UTES DEFY POSSE
DECLARE THEY WILL FIGHT BE
ORE GIVING UP BIG RABBIT.
AN AGENT APPEALED TO
Band of Tribesmen Fortify Them
selves and Defy Posse of Hun
dred Armed Men.
Cortoz, Colo. Determined not to
deliver Big Rabbit, ono of their tribes
men, to tho country authorities, on a
chargo of assault, tho fifty Uto In
dians, who aro entrenched In tho
mountains eighteen mlleB from here,
defied a sheriff's iosse of 100 men.
Tho Indians took up tholr position in
tho mountains aftei they had left Uio
Uto reservation In southwestern Colo
rado and declared that thoy will fight
tho whlto inon to death rathor than
give up Big Rabbit.
Indian Agent John Spear has been
nppoaled to by tho county authorities
In tho hope that ho might be ablo to
Induco the Indiana to return to tho re
servation nnd surrender Big Rabbit.
Spoar'B advances, however, wero re
buffed by tho Indians and ho has
wired tho Interior department at
Washington for Instructions.
As soon as tho Utes learned Umt
Big Rabbit was wanted by tho sheriff
who would placo him uuder arrest to
faco tho chargo of having shot Joseph
Vichel, a Mexican sheep hordor, the
Indian's friends departed with him
Into tho mountains. All are armed
wlUi repeating riflos nnd aro said to
bo amply Bqppliod with ammunition.
When Sheriff Gawlth reached tho
reservation ho learned of tho revolt.
With a few deputies ho hastened tc
tho Indians' stronghold, but was met
with threatening cries. A messenger
friendly to tho Indians was sent to
talk with tho loader of tho band. They
refused to ontr any agrooment which
monat surrender of tholr comrade The
sheriff retreated to Cortez and swore
In 100 doputles, thinking ho could awe
tho Indians into submission by a show
of groater strengUi.
When tho posse arrived at tho pas3
whero tho Indians still woro fortified,
It was found that tho spirit of de
fiance on tho part of tho Indians had
greatly Increased. Tho sheriff re
treated, seeking tho aid of Indian
The Indians, It Is said, aro actuated
by n clannish feeling of resentment
against tho whites because of Insults
to which they say a camp of sheep
borders subjected them. Two weoks
ago Big Babbit and another Indian at
tempted to camp nenr tho spot whore
n group of sheep herderB had pitched
their tent. Tho sheep herders, It Is
said, rosentod tho appearance of the
Indians and ordered them from tho
vicinity of Uielr camp. Tho Indiana re
taliated and a fight ensued In which
ono of tho Indians waa killed and one
Buying Much Land.
San Francisco Largo realty holdings
In California have been obtained by
Japanese and Chlnose Immigrants, ac
cording to a report of tho board of tho '
Asiatic Exclusion league, made pub-'
lie recently. In nineteen counties of
tho stato 498 Asiatics own 8,997 acres
of land, assessed at $1,105,511. By sta
tistics collected January 1, 1913, tho
number of Japanese In tho stato, ex- '
elusive of tboso who may bo hero Il
legally, was 44,743.
Terrified by Rough Storm.
San Francisco, Cal. Flvo coastwise
passenger' vessels nnd nearly a scorf
of smaller craft arrived hero after
weathering ono of tho roughest storms
ovor known off tho North Carolina
coast. Some of tho vessels wero two
days Into. The moBt damago done by
tho Btorm, which began on Friday
night, waB to the steamer Gcorgo W.
Eldor, which carried soventy-olght pas
sengers from Portland.
Hawaiian "Fourth of July."
Honolulu, H. T. Americans nnd na
tives today Joined In celebrating tho
twentieth anniversary of tho over
throw of tho Hawaiian monarchy the
Fourth of July of tho Islands. Tho fes
tivities ended wlUi a banquet In honoi
of those who participated In tho revo
tuUon. Ohio River Still Rising.
Evansvllle, Ind. Tho Ohio rlvei
continued to rise today. City officials
announced all flood sufferers havo
boon cared for and It is planned to
glvo tho men work In connection with
tho sanitary precautions to bo taken
whon tho water rocodes.
Marshall to Arizona.
Kansas City, Mo. Thomua R. Mar
shall, vlco prosldont-olect, accompan
ied by Mrs. Marshall, wont through
Kansas City on his way to Arizona to
spend the winter.
Aliens Again Reprieved.
Richmond, Vn. Floyd and Claude
Allen, tho two HIIIbvIHo gunmen
who woro sontenced to dlo for theli
part In tho Carroll court houso mur
ders last March, wero again reprieved
by Governor Mann, who agreed to
hear arguments Febmary 1.
Want a Man From the West
Washington. Domocratlc senators
from tho Kocky mountain region
sent to Prosldont-olect Wilson a letter
urging selection of a reptesentatlvo ol
Uiat section as lnttorlor secretary.
Substitutions Made Iri List Pr
Tho house of representatives ap
proved tho list of standing committees
as reported by the democratic qommlt
too on committees. The report wus
ratified In caucus and received a full
party voto. It showed a number of
changes from the tcntntlvo llnoup pre
viously mado up by tho democratic
and republican committees, thoso be
ing by tho agreement of tho members
concorncd Bavo in thrco InBtanccs
Following arc tho substitutions
made In tho list previously published:
Banks and Banking Buckner for
Cities nnd Towns Druesdow for
Claims Gustln for Hoffmolster.
Constitutional Amendments Potts
Corporations Schueth for Halllgnr.
County Boundaries Druesdow for
Haggerty, Shipley for Orr.
Deficiencies Stearns for Stevens of
Foes and Salaries McCarthy of
Greeley for Losey.
Finances, Ways nnd Means Losey
and Fuller added.
Fish Culturo and Game Andorson
of Boyd for Potts.
Insano Hospitals Stebbtns for
Irrigation McAlllstor for Anderson
Insurance Gustafson and Fouloa
for Searlo nnd Druosdow.
Labor Orr for Jones.
Libraries Bartols for Greenwalt
Militia Burket for Quisglo.
Mines and Minerals Gniaber for
Miscellaneous Subjects McCarthy
of Cuming for McCarthy of Greeley.
Othor Asylums Sugarman for Foul
ton. Public Lands and Buildings Mur
phy and Shipley for Trumble.
Public Printing Haggerty for
Railroads Sindclar for Bollon,
Searlo for Gustafson.
Roads and Bridges Andorson of
Boyd for Mullor.
School Lands and Funds Maurer
Soldiers' Homes Keckley and Funk
for Palmer and Shipley.
Telegraph, Telephones and Electric
Companies Korff and Fuller for Bar
tels and Anderson of Boyd.
University and Normal Schools
Palmer for Keckley.
Building for Fair.
Leo of DouglaB and Jackson of
Nuckolls father a bill to appropriate
$100,000 for new buildings at the
itate fair grounds for agriculture, hor
ticulture and manufacture, and $8,0U0
moro for tho purchase of additional
grounds. Mr. Jackson was In chargo
sf Uio gates during tho last stato fair.
Two years ago a bill for $100,000 for
i steel grand stand at tho fair
grounds, was cut to $35,000 for such
kind of structure as could bo built for
tho money. Tho appropriation was
not socurod until nt conference com
mittee had locked horns for a day or
More Senate Employes.
Nineteen moro employes were
oamed by tho upper house committee
ou employes, making a total of thlrty
alne now on duty. Tboso later select
ed aro: J. W. Soabrook, proofreader,
Bcabrook; Fred C. McConnell, copy
holder, Omaha; Morton Stelnhart,
proofreader, Nebraska City; W. A.
Dvorman,,copy holder, Bonnet; D. C.
Crawford, custodian, Lincoln; Adam
Bauior, .assistant custodian, Tobias;
E. 0. Harman, stenographer, Fre
mont; Lawrence Donahue, chief bill
During a short session of tho houso
Spoaker Kelley appointed tho follow
ing committees to Invcstignto the ap
plication for water power alte3 and to
draft a law In accordance wiUt tho
resolution Introduced heretofore: Mc
Allister, chairman; Trumble of Sher
man, Andorson of Boyd, RelBcho or
Dawes, Hardin of Harlln, Stebbtns of
Dawson and Corbln of -Johnson.
Preparing for Highwaymen.
Simon of Douglas introduced a bill
Making tho carrying of concealed
weapons a misdemeanor instead of a
telony, for tho purposo, as ho after
wards stated, of allowing people tn
tboso perilous times to carry weapons
Wlnck's Incorporation Amendment.
Senator Wink of Buffalo county pro
osca to amend tho state incorporation
law In so far as it applies to railroads
to provide that not less than seven
md not moro than twenty directors
may bo oloctod at tho Initial session
ot tho stockholders of any now lines
The change is designed to meet the
conditions arising from the projection
of tho proposed Kearney & Belolt
lino, which, In tlroo, so tho promoters
believe, will bo the main north and
south transcontinental route.
TwIce-a-Month Ghost Walks.
Railroad pay days will como twice
t mouth Instead of onco a month as
at present If n bill which Senatoi
Cordoal of Bed Willow will Introduce
finds favor nt tho hands of tho pres
ent legislature. Tho western Nobrns
ka law maker says ho expects little
opposition to tho moasuro nnd bellevei
that there will bo no objection par
tlcularly on tho part of tho railroad
officials. Tho bill Ib designed to meet
tho convenience of railroad men and
to onnblo them to moro promptly pa
COHItTEE 10 ACT
HOUSE GOES ON RECORD AS TO
FIGHT ON FOX RESOLUTION
Members Railway Commission Ad
vise of Needed Laws Other Mat
ters of Legislative Character.
By a decisive voto tho house went
on record as opposed to Interfering
with tho commlttoo on employes or to
putting any restrictions on tho work
of that committee. Tho action was
taken on tho rosolutlon by Norton ol
Polk, which limited tho employes to
tboso actually needed, each one to bt
nsslgned to that work to which he
or bIio was fitted.
Tho fight on tho resolution came
when Fox of Plorco Introduced the
"Whereas, Thoro Is a resoluUon
pending with regard to the placing of
employes In this houso; and,
"Whereas, Said rosolutlon, doubt
less Inspired by lofty sentiments of
economy nnd patriotism, would tend
to confuso tho deliberations of that
group of martyrs known to the pub
ile weal as the regular houso stand
nig commlttoo on employ; and,
"Whereas, Said martyred committee
on employes haa braved tho vicissi
tudes of the first legislative woek
with no fatalities, physical or polltlca.l
and has secured a full list of compe
tent employes now being assigned to
various posts of duty with prospects
for good service; and,
"Whereas, Tho total list of em
ployes has not yot reached the consti
tutional limit, and does not exceed
tho number actually required when
tho legislative grind Ib fully on; there
fore, bo It
"Resolved, That It Ib tho sense ol
this houso that tho commlttoo on em
ployes has acted with good judgment
and discrimination, and that so far as
this session Is concerned Its services
to date aro heartly approved."
The resolution, It was held, could
not bo debated, and upon vote, was
Railway Commission Advises.
Tho railway commission has filed a
Bpocial report with Governor More
head, In which It makes recommenda
tions to tho legislature.
Tho report gives a digest of the op
eration of several laws passed at the
1911 session, among them tho stock
yard law, the law regulating the con
struction of caboose cars, construc
tion of stock sheds on railroad right-of-way,
tho construction of. hog sheds
at all shipping yards, tho building of
railroad bridges and prescribing the
waterway dimensions, amendment to
tho Banning demurrage act by giving
tho railway commission authority to
act upon complaint and Uio law pro
viding for tho direct appeal of com
plaints from the commission to the
state supremo court.
The latter law, according to tho re
port, has been Invoked In but two in
stances, but this has been sufficient to
show Its merit and to set It out as an
Important step toward tho more ex
peditious Bottlemont of complaints.
Dr. Spradling Holds On.
Dr. Spradling, physician at tho stato
ponltontlary, called at tho stato house,
but did not get to ace Governorlloro
head. Ho denies tho statement that
ho has refused to" glvo up his job at
tho prison In favor of Dr. G. E. Will
'aras of Havelock, who has been ap
pointed by Governor Morehead. Hq
says ho Is ready to quit any time, but
ho desires the governor to tell him to
do so beforo ho stops work. Ho asks
for tho usual courtesy of being allow
ed to servo until April 1. lie was ap
pointed January 6, 1911, but Dr. Low
ry, his predecessor, did not leave the
position until March 31, three months,
aftor the date of Dr. Spradllng's ap-
polntment. Dr. Spradling says it haa
been customary to change physlclanB
March 1, but he did not got In unUl
As to Indian Marriage.
Shumway of Knox Introduced a bill
by request of a council of Uio Winne
bago Indians, asking that tho cus
toms heretofore tn voguo among tho
Indians who uro now residing- in the
state relative to marriages bo done
away with and that these Indians ba
roqulred In tho future to marry ac
cording to tho laws of tho state.
Stamps for Members.
An effort was mado to secure 15
cents' worth of stamps for each mem
ber each day of tho session, tboso
stamps to bo used In something tho
samo way as tho franking privilege of
members of congroBS. Protest was
made and tho matter went over for
New Fire Warden.
W. S. HIdgell of Alliance began
work Friday na state fire commission
er. Mr. Rldde'.l has been appointed to
succeed Charles A. Randall. H. E. Re
quartte of York has been appointed
llro commissioner. Mr. Rldgell was
formerly pollco Judgo of Alliance and
Is vlco president of tho stato volun
teer dromon's association. Mr. Re
quartto was formerly tho proprietor
of a restaurant at York. Tho llro com
mlsilonor rocelves a salary of $2,000
and the deputy $1,500 a year and both
receive traveling expenses.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
Tho street car company of Omaha
has soven hundred istockholders.
The new hotel Omaha Is planning
will cost ovor a million dollars.
Tho Nebraska Retail Hardware
Dealers aro anticipating tho largest
attondanco In tho history of tholr as
sociation, when tholr annual conven
tion Is held In Omaha on Febmary
10 to 15. In addition to tho conven-'
tlon, tho association will put on a
show, which will include exhibits of
every conceivnblo sort bearing on tho
Taxes on tho chickens of Uio stato
amount to more monoy In a year than
the taxes received from express com
panies doing business In Nebraska,
according to figures obtained by Sen
ator W. H. Smith of Seward county.
This legislator will Introduco a bill
tending to remedy tho condition and
providing for a 2 por cent annual oc
cupation tax on Nebraska TecelptB of
Nearly $7,000 of the fund appropria
ted by tho federal government for the
back pay due the Nebraska soldiers
who served In tho Spanish-American
war, Is still held on doposlt in a Lin
oIn bank because thoro havo been
no claimants for the monoy. Tho rec
ord shows that a total of 789 Ne
braskans, soldiers of that war, have
not applied far their shard, amount
ing to from 80 cents to $31.
Handsomely engraved Invitations
upon heavy cards are being Bent out
to the stato teachers, 4,500 being Is
sued. Thoy road: "Omaha requests
your favorable consideration of Its
Invitation to tho Nebraska Stato
Teachers' association to hold tho
1913 meeting In Omaha. Trusting that
you will consider Omaha's advantages
and that you will cast your ballot for
Omaha, and wish you a prosperous
year, we aro, sincerely Bureau of
Publicity, Commercial Club of
Anna Rickort of Columbus has
brought suit against the Union Pacific
railroad company for damages In the
sum of $30,000 for tho death of hor
husband, Carl Rickqrt, who was killed
while crossing tho tracks at Richland
with his automobile. Tho petition
states that buildings on tho right of
way, a string of freight cars, and the
local train No. 21 completely cut off
from Rlckert's view train No. 9 which
struck his car and killed him as he
was crossing tho tracks.
Two threatening letters, alleged to
aave been written by Uio "Black
Hand" and signed as such, wero re
ceived by two prominent citizens of
Ceresco. The letters wero mailed In
the outside box of tho Ceresco post
office some time Sunday night. One
letter was addressed to Clark Turney
and calls for $5,000 and tho other to
John Martin and calls for $2,000 and
domands that the monoy bo placed in
a can near a pile of rooks on tho edgo
of the Ed Engstrom farm, ono mile
north and one mllo oast of Ceresco.
Frank V. Larson of Burt county,
slayer of his brother, was brought to
tho penitentiary laBt week to serve
an Indeterminate sentence of ono to
ten years. Larson was onco under
life sentence for ki'.ling his brother,
but the supreme court reversed tho
case and a new trial held In Uio dis
trict court. Larson pleaded guilty to
manslaughter. The supremo court's
opinion reversing tho life sentence
Indicated It would not sustain a con
viction for any degree of murder
other than manslaughter.
At the regular meeting of the Su
perior board of education tho offer of
tho use of thirty.flvo acres of fine
farm land adjoining- tho city on the
north, about six blocks from tho High
3chool building, by Mrs. Brodstone
and daughter, Evelyn, and son, Louis,
was accepted, and a committee waa
appointed to find out the cost of put
ting In a course In agriculture In the
Superior schools. The offer of the
land was mado with tho understand
ing that the school district would se
cure ,a competent teacher, teams and
A Burlington brakeman named
Freeman, making his home in Omaha,
was killed near Cullom, n few miles
west of Plattsmouth by being ruji
over by his train. A linoman found
tho dead man a short time after the
train had passed.
A constitutional amendment ln
:reasing the supremo court to nine
judges and providing that they should
be elected from 'nino districts, Uio
court to be divided Into threo divis
ions with threo Judges to each dlvis
Ion, was advocated by President W. I.
Allen of Schuyler at tho third annual
meeting of tho Association of County
Attorneys of Nebraska, held In Lin
coln. Tho supreme court of Kansas has
upheld the decision of tho Marshall
county, Kansas, district court In find
ing H. H. Hoerr of Wymoro guilty of
complicity In Uio robbery of tho bank
at Hanover, Kan., a few years ago.
After Hoerr was convicted at Marys
ville, he appealed his caso to tho su
premo court, which has just rendered
its decision. Hoerr haB been in Jail at
Marysvlllo ever since conviction, and
will bo taken to tho penitentiary.
Rev. John H, Andress, pastor of tho
First Congregational church of Wosp
Ins Water, has received a call to be
come pastor at Sheridan, Wyo., where
a new $30,000 church edifice has Just
Tho Exeter school board passed re
solution requesting representatives In
tho legislature to voto for the pro
posed Increase In appropriations for
normal training work In connection
with the high schools of tho state. Tho
board endorsed tho proposed "county
unit" system as applied to rural
Bchools Instead of tho present district