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U4 iiAf- 0 DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD. ' VOLUME XVI II DAKOTA CITY, NEIL, FRIDAY, OCTODKll 20. I90G. NUMBER i LATEST BY TELEGRAPH SUMMARY OP THE NEWS CP THE WHOLB WORLD. FARMERS GAIN POINT OPPOSITION TO THEIR KLKVA TORS IS DYING OFT. Nebraska irnln Men Heard loaleTs from Various farts of the State Tes tify ot OmnUti Kegnnlinjr OnrnHnw and Rebate. The hearlpg on grain trade 'condi tions before Interstate Commerce Commissioners Clark and Lune at Omaha was resumed Thursday. E. .p. Pek, an Omaha grain dealer, told of the methods of 'arranging jrlces a -J ear or two -ago, 'during the life of the Nebraska Grain Dealers' 'association, but said mo agreement of ithat kind now exists. He said he re garded "shovel houses" as unfair com petition, and used all means to drive 'them out of business. C. O. Crittenden, of the Central Qraln 'company, of Lincoln, Neb., said , his company operated elevators on the Burlington l'ne. They deceived from that 'road an allowance of 114 .cents a hundred pounds to cover 'elevatioti charges, until last 'summer, when It was discontinued. He knew of no '"shovel houses" in his. territory. F. M. Terry, a general merchant of j Little Sioux City, la-, who operates a ; "shovel house," -said he was formerly 'discriminated against by the North ?western railway. For the last,-two (years he had no reason for complaint. The Missouri Valley mills, at Missouri Valley, la., he said, refused to buy his grain, giving as a reason that the Ur- fllke Grain company, of Omaha, would not sell them grain If they did, and would bid up the price so that they could not buy from farmers. Millers 'at Marshalltown, la., also refused to buy his grain, he said, because he had no elevator and was not a member of the Iowa Grain Dealers' association. ,Mr. Terry said 'he received a letter from President "Wells, of the Iowa Grain Dealers' association, some time ago from which he learned that the association fixes prices paid for grain and 'provides for pooling by Its mem- "bers. UNUSCAL RAILWAY MISHAP. Vast Train's Engine Hit by Caboose anil Five Men Injured. 'Running at a speed estimated at fifty "miles an hour the fast train between Cleveland and Pittsburg on the Penn sylvania railroad known as the "Cleve land Flyer,"' was sideswiped by the caboose of a freight train near Belle vue station -shortly after noon Thurs day, five trainmen being injured in Uhe wreck, all of whom will recover. A score of passengers were cut by fly ing glass, but none was seriously hurt. "They -were brought to Pittsburg on a 'wrecking train which reached the scene eighteen minutes after the acci dent and proceeded on their Journey. The collision with the caboose threw the engine down an embankment thir ty feet high and It slid, into the Ohio river. iCOAUFFKUKS GO ON STRIKE. Throe Hundred Auto .Drivers Make Demand for Higher Wages. Three hundred chauffeurs employed Ty the New York Transportation com pany, which operates 350 public elec tric cabs In New York City, went on a. strike Thursday for an increase in wages. AsuireHutt nearly all the cabs remained .in the garage. A non-unl"ii man attempted to take one of the loctrlc vehicles from the gurage ond set upon by a crowd of strikers. He -drew a revolver and fired into the crowd, but no one was hit. A big force" of policemen arrived Just after the hot was fired. They charged the crowd and made two arrests. Exonerate Gov. Fronts, The president has received the .re port of a committee recently sent to Oklahoma to Investigate the charges preferred against Gov. Frantx. The report completely exonerates the gov ernor, and undoubtedly will be ap proved by the president. Shooting Will He Taught. Rifle shooting will hereafter be tn tluded In the curriculum of the ele. mentary schools of England, accord ing to Mr. Hirrell, president of the board of education, who made the announcement In the house of com mons Thursday. Sioux City Live Stock Market. Thursday's quotations on the Sioux City live stock market follow: Ktock ers and feeders, $ J. 25 & 3.75. To hogs, $6.10. To Punish Seal Poachers. Secretary Root has requested the Japanese government to cause the ar rest and punishment of Japanese poachers who attempted to land on the seal islands of Alaska recently, and who escaped to Japan after some of thslr party had been killed. Gen. Hell's Wife i Cubu. ' Mrs. Hell, wife of Gen. Hell, lelt Washington Thursday night for Cuba, taking passage on the army transport ifiumner from Newport News. tax tiikm to nmm fl WUt lie Clvlo Association's Battle Cry. , "Tax the bill boards out of exist ence," wilt b the battle cry of tht. American Civic association for the next year, at a result of plans decided on at Its annual convention, which opened In Milwaukee Wednesday. Sen Ument of the aggressive steps against the bill boards characterised all the Wddressrs before tire convention Wed nesday and the organization will bring to bear upon this problem the rami, powerful Influence which made wuc cessfol its campaign for the preserva tion of Niagara Falls. Secretary CTmton Rogers Woodruff, of Philadelphia, read an interesting paper at the afternoon session en "National Impulse of Civic Improve ment." He said In part: "When President Bows-evert on June 29, 1308, attached tils signature to 'An act for the control and regu- j latlon of the waters of Niagara 'river, for the preservation of Niagara Falls I and for other purposes,'" he signed th. 1 magna sharta of the etvlc Improve ment movement. It was the first dis tinct national recognition of (he rights of the American people to 'free and unobtrusive beauties bestowed on u.t by a beneficial Ood." I Mr. Woodruff Tcfarecl to the despo liation by bill boards of various scen j ery through the country and said the next great wort which the American people must wage Is (hat against the desecration of our landscape and of our surroundings by bill boards and , unsightly posters. r "A good -suggestion has been made," he said, "Chert they should be taxed out of existence. I "Next lm importance 'to freeing out landscape Of objectionable bill boards," aid ;the speaker, "Is the movement Jor cleanliness In 'our ' American communities. The national Impulse tor civic Improvement Is man lfestlng Itself 'not only In the move ment for the preservation of Niagara, not only 'In the movement for the re moval of fhe objectionable bill boards, but In a real desire to clean up the various localities. Practically no city of Importance but has its 'cleaning up days' or periods of some kind." TEN WOMEN SENT TO PRISON. British tiuffrnglsts Assume Roles of Martyrs. Ten women suffragists of London arrested Tuesday for rioting within the precincts of the house of commons werearralgned In police court Wednes day and bound over to keep the peace for six months. Such a commonplace outcome of the affair did not meet the views of the suffragists, -who apparently desired to assume roles of martyrs by being com mltted to jail, and when the magls trate announced his decision a great uproar broke out In the court room. and ultimately the women had to he removed by force. Some of them were literally thrown out among tht crowds waiting outside the building. The whole ten women later refused to give surety and were committed to prison lor two months. 11AT MICH HORSEFLESH. Over 0,000 Consumed In Prussia in 1905. The Statistical Correspondence Mug aslne, -of Berlin, analyzing Wednes day the official returns of the slaugh ter houses of Prussia for 190G, finds the slaughterings of dogs for food in creased 33 per cent and that of horses 19 per cent over 1904, the total num ber of dogs eaten in 1905 being 1,56b and horses 81,312. The statistics will be utilized to Show the necessity for .immediate 'government action towards giving the working people cheaper food. Fine Cathedral Dedicated. The new St. Paul Roman Catholic cathedra! at Pittsburg, Pa., said to be the most beautiful edifice in the state, representing a cost of $3,500,000, was dedicated Wednesday by Mgr. Dlo- mede Falconlo, papal delegate to America, assisted by Cardinal Gibbons, of Baltimore, Archbishops Farley, of New York, and Ryan, of Philadelphia, and a score of other dignitaries of the ihurch. Family Perishes In Fire, In a fire which des;royed the home of J. M. Elliott, a farmer, eight miles west of Washington, Kan, Elliott, his wife and a 16-year-old daughter, com prising the entire family, lost their Uvea. In the smoking ruins the bod ies were found by neighbors. It la supposed that lightning struck the house, stunning or killing the family and setting fire to the house. Dreyfus Sues Newspaper. MaJ. Alfred Dreyfus, of Paris, has , brought suit against the Libre Parole for refusing to correct statements made In that paper which were at va riance with the decision of the court of cassation in July, annulling his con demnation without retrial. The case will come up for a hearing a fornlcht hence. t or belt and MoGovern to Meet Aguiii. "Terry" McGovern and "Young" Corbett with their representatives met in New York Tuesday night and later it was announced that they had signed articles to fight the first week in Jan uary, the scene of the battle to be where the biggest purse was offered. Mayor of Dayton Drowned. Charles A. Snyder, mayor of Dny ton, O.. was drowned Wednesday while duck shooting in the Whit iilsh dis trict, Ontario. STRAUS IN CABINET. New Yorker Will Bo Secretary of Com mem?. On tb rittlrAmAnt rt Rrrtar Shaw and Attorney General Moody from the cabinet the following changes w-111 be made In ITresldent Roosevelt s cabinet: Secretary of Hie Treasury Hon. George H. Corltyou. Postmaster General Hon. George Von L. Meyer. Attorney General Hon. Charles L. Buonaparte. Secretary of the Navy lion. Victor H. Metcalf. Secretary of Commerce and T.abor Hon. Oscar S. Straus. The general understanding for some time has been that Attorney General Moody will retire on Jan. 1 and that Secretary Shaw will follow him March 4 next. On the first day of the year, therefore, Mr. Bonaparte, who Is now seeretai-v of the liavv. Will succeed Mr. Moody as attorney gen eral and he will In turn le succeeded by Mr. Metcalf. hte secretary of corn by Mr. Metcalf, the secreary of com ing filled by Mr. Straus. Mr. corteiyou. now postmaster general, will take Sec retary Shaw's place ' on March 4, at which time Mr. Mey'r Is to become postmaster general. The announcement of the prospec tive changes In the cabinet was made late Tuesday afternoon, following a protracted cabinet meeting earlier In the day at which It Is understood the whole matter was considered fully. The changes contemplate the Intro dtfctlon of two -new men In the. cabi net, Mr. Meyer, wbo Is to "be postmas ter general, and Mr. Straus, who Is to be the secretary of -commerce ahd la bor. The fact That Mr. Meyer was to have a place In the cabinet lias been known Tor some time, "but the name of Mr. Straus has leen mentioned on ly Incidentally. If at all, In connection with the circle of the president's ad visers. The transfers of Messrs. Cor teiyou to the treasury, Bonaparte to the attorney generalship, and Metcalf to the navy have generally been ac cepted as among the probabilities for some time, although tt has been known that both Mr. Bonaparte and Mr. Metcalf were for a ttme loath to leave their present -positions because they nad "become so fully Identified with the wot'k Of their -respective de partments. 11 OB I,YNCHES "NEGRO. Victim Said to Tluve Onifessed Mur der of White Man. Tom Crompton, a negro, was lynch ed near Centervllle, Miss., Wednesday. It Is alleged that he confessed to tho murder of TSU Whltaker, a farmer. tWhltalter was murdered Tuesday, and all Tuesday night anosse of men, suspecting foul play, searched for him. With this posse was the negro Comp ton. Wednesday he begged leave from the searchers to go home, but after he had gone the posse followed him, finding, It Is alleged, that Instead of going liome he had gone to the spot where Whitaker's body lay, and cut ting oft the head, arms and legs with an ax, ne dropped them Into -a sink hole near his cabin. . MIL W ATK EE TRAINS CRASH. Three Persons Are Seriously Hurt In WrccTi hi Chicago. One man was seriously Injured and two other passengers were slightly hurt when the Madison train on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul rail road ran Into the rear end of fie east bound overland train on th same road m the freight 'yards at Rockwell street, Chicago, Monday night. The combination diner on the Over land limited was badly damaged and a panic ensued among the passengers, a number of wnom Jumped from the car and rolled down the embankment. New French Cabinet, The new French cabinet has "been completed as follows: Premier and minister of the interior. Clemenoeau; justice, Guyot Dessalgne; foreign af fairs, Plchon; education, Brian; finance, Galllaux; war. Gen. Plcquare; marine, M. Thomson: public works, Barthou; commerce, Doumergue; ag riculture, Ruau; labor, Vlvltnce. Fatal Lodging House Fire. In a fire the Chamber of Commerce building. In the Rlvervlew district of Kansas City, Kan., at an early hour Thursday morning. It Is reported that one woman was burned to death and seven persons were badly Injured. The building has been used for a boarding house. Victim of Assassin. R. E. Short, of Hugo, I. T, was as sassinated Monday night, being shot through the window of his home In the presence of his wife and threo children. The weapon used was a shotgun loaded with buckshot, and the Bhot was fired at close range. Illinois Honker Sentenced. Howard S. Barker, president of a bank at Frankfort, HI., which recent ly failed, pleaded guilty to two Indict ments for embezzlement and was giv en concurrent sentences uf from urn to fifteen years. Hank Robber Caught. After a chase lusting thirty-six hours the sheriff's posse succeeded early Tuesday evening in capturing the five bandits who robbed the Saw yer, N. D. bank of $6,400 early Mon day morning. Gold Standard for Siuln. The budget proposals of the govern ment of Spain, which were read at the opening of parliament, Involve sweep ing financial reforms Including th tnstliotfoa of the g"lu standard. STATE OF NEBRASKA NEWS' OF THE WEEK IN . CON DENSED FORM. A 4-Yrnr-Old C hild Tnkrs lmg Jour iey Disappeared from Homo "In Hastings After Much Telephoning He U lAicatcd at HoUlrcdgc. After his parents, ulded by the city authorities, hud vainly searched throughout the vlly for him, John Greenlee, the 4-ycar-old son of Mr. and Mrs. 1. li. Greenlee, of Hastings, was located at Iloldiedge. The child left home Sunday morning, and when he fulled to return at dinner time his parents instituted a search for him. Late Sunday morning Manarer Knee, of the Nebraska Telephone company, instructed his operators to udvlse all subscribers when they cull-U for con nections that the boy was lost and to ask if they hud seen him. Tlie oper ator on the long distance lines passed the word along to other towns, and at 7:30 Sunday night word cams thai tha boy had been picked up by Swedo-bu'-g; & Roth In front of tholr real es tate office In Hohlrege. The father went to lloldrege to bring him home. How the hid man aged to get as far -away us lloldrege, when he was without money. Is a mys tery yet unsolved. He rode on a Bur lington train, which makes several Stops between Hastings ami lloldrege, .and why he was not put off at the first station 1" not known. Hl'RNS SELF TO BEAT1L Urs. Ida Young Saturates Clothe With Gasoline and Applies Match. After thorougnty saturating her clothing with gasoline. Mrs. Ida Young, aged 30, Ignited her garments with a match and burned to death about 10:30 Thursday morning ut Omaha. She was the wife of Harry V. Young. t . Temporary insanity Is ascribed as the cause for the deed. After ber hus band had gone to bis work Thursday morning she attempted to commit sui cide by turning on the gas Jets In her room, but rn ber delirium conceived the Idea of burning herself, which was successfully carried out. Gets Smalt Judgment. The Jury In the damage suit of John H. Beery against Charles E. Nlms, In which Mr. Beery sued Mr. Nlms for $2,000 because Mr. Nlms htt him ami knocked him down, brought In a ver dict at Falls City for damages for Mr Beery In the sum of $5. This la Just heavy enough to make Mr. Nlms pay the costs In the case, amounting to about $50. Mr.. .Beery is a preacher and Mr. Nlms an elder In the salne church at Humboldt. Trains Delayed at Stella. While a freight was switching in the yards at Stella the track spread, let ting the engine, one of the large battle ship type, down on the ties. Several hours were spent In tijlng to raise the engine, which was then given up and a temporary track built around the wreck and traffic was resumed af ter a delay of seven hours. New Odd 1 Vllows Hull. The Odd Fellows are making prepa rations to erect a $7,000 building at Eustis. The structure will be n double store building, two stories high. The upstairs will be fitted up for a hall, to be used as a lodge room and opera house. The work of construction will be commenced as soon as material and help can be procured. Loses T-cg I'mler Cars. A man giving the name of M. C. Smith and claiming to come from Dubuque, la., bad his right leg com pletely cut off above the ankle in the Burlington yards at Tecumseh. He. In company with two companions, had been attempting to sell cheap Jewelry on the streets and had been drinking until all three were drunk. Body of Missing Man Found. The mystery surrounding the disap pearance of Michael Shannon from North Bend about three weeks ago was solved by the finding of a bad ly decomposed body on the bank of the Platte river near that town. It was Identified as the body of Shannon by the clothing and especially by a red necktie which his sister had given him a few days before. Elgin Hoy Disappeared. August McCllntock, a farmer bov living near Elgin, has dropped from view, and foul play Is feared. He was last seen when he started home oil A horse. Ho never arrived. The horse has not appeared, but was seen. It Is thought, west of Clearwater, with a strange rider. Threaten to Enjoin Gas Couiiany. The Eaton Gas company selected n small tract of land on lower Market street near the river bank In Beatrice for Its new plant. The company ex pects to begin work at once, but resi dents of that locality threaten to en Join the promoters In case they begin operations in that part of the city. Young Man Shoots Himself. Clarence E. Storm, a young farmer residing about five miles west of Ilen kelman, went to the house .f his sweetheart and shot himself three times, fulling on the doorstep. The young man bore an excellent reputa tion. He Is alive, but his wiuiimI.-i nit probably fatal. Valuable Cow Head. Christian & Lang, of York, breeders and Importers of thoroughbred Aberdeen-Angus cattle, met with quite a lost In the death of an Imported Tro jan Krlc.i cow, bred In King KM ward of England's herd, a show animal that cost them several hundred dollars. Death was caused by pneumonia. Accident at Fairmont. Whils working In tho yurds Ht F'uir mont r.rakcnian Lantz slipped while switching and caught his foot tinrler th wheel at the engine, cutting It e Rfl-O I'AHJiniS FOOLED. Make Deal With Initrunce Agent and Must pj- Notes for PollcWsd. A life Insurance agent giving his name as II. (.'. Smith drfruuded a num ber of people of Ruin and vicinity In a novel manner. liepiesentlng the Kansas City Life Insurance company, he went there and after trying to sell policies In the usual manner, proposed to several persons that he would give them each 20 per cent of the prem iums paid In a radius of five miles of their home If they would take a policy. In each case saying that the use of the name would he of that valuo to him. As he gave written guarantee of his offer he found no difficulty in making such arrangements, his victims giving notes for policies In the company, to bo paid later by the 20 per cent com mission. After Mr. Smith left It wa found that tho notes had been sold to an "Innocent purchaser." A letter by one of the victims to the company brought answer thot Mr. Smith was no longer In Its service; notes were sold and guarantee not binding on th company. CLAl'SE TS HELD VALID. Kailrniid Must Put Ten Dollar Per Hour for Delay. n other cases decided In court ut Hurwcll was one of more than gen eral Interest to the stock shippers of this state. The action was brought un. dor the provisions known as "The Stock Speed Bill," Introduced by Sen ator K. D. Gould, of Greeley county, and passed at the last session of tho legislature. As to the lime of departure of cars from their place of shipment and the arrival of same to their destination there was but little dispute between the purtles and the questions Involved was theconstltutlonallty of the law. On this point the court held that the $10 per hour was not a penulty, but was liquidated damages that the legislature had a right to determine and that the law of the state Is a part of every con tract: thut the liquidated damages, as fixed by the legislature, was reason able. There wore many other points raised, but the case seemed to turn on the questions slated. CONVICTS WILL Hl'SK CORN. Applications Made to Governor of Ne braska for Paroled Moil. Even the convicts from the peniten tiary are being taken out to labor In the Nebraska corn fields. Never before were there so many applications In the governor's office for paroled prisoners and never before was the need for corn huskers so pressing and so hard to fill. Kollln Rivers, colored, left the pen itentiary on parole to husk corn for his old employer, Cluus Snss, of Gret na, who wroteji personal letter to Gov. Mickey, begging that his" old farm hand be returned to him. The state labor bureau is unable to supply the demand for workers In tht corn fields. Not a name Is now on file in the department und the constant applications of the farmers for help have to be refused. This scarcity has undoubtedly en used the unusual dt inii nd for paroled prisoners. rCE SEHIOl'S CHARGE. Two Votmjr Men Charged with Entic ing Girls From Home. Last Monday evening two young men. uccompunlcd by two young girls alxjut 15 years of age, arrived . hi Plattsmouth and spent the night In the Perkins hotel, registering as broth, ers and sisters, hut failed to give their residence. The next day they went to Mnynuid. Thursday morning Deputy Sheriff A. J. Grace arrived from Pot tawattamie county, Iowa, and took the four young people back with him. The girls gave their names as Mary Horst and Gady Sandiland and stated thut their residence was in Avoca, la. The young men were traveling with a carnival company when they be came acquainted with them. The war rant charged the young men with en ticing the girls away from home for Immoral purposes. Gasoline Explodes In Store. . A can of gasoline that accidentally fell on the burner of a gasoline stove In use by a demonstrator In a store at Stockham exploded. A counter con taining burning goods was carried Into the street by several men, whose hands were badly burned, but the store wan saved. The loss will be about $300. Hoy Hus Skull Fructured. Eugene Alnsworth, a 16-year-old son of Ira Alnsworth of Fremont, had his skull fractured at the Standard Sugar company's factory at Leavltt. He was tending a machine which was controlled by a lever, which In some way flew buck, striking him on the head. Hoy Gets Three Years In Pen. For holding up and robbing Henry Jones, a new found friend, of $18 In South Omaha September 11, Roy Tracy, a 19-year-old colored boy, was sentenced to three years In the pen itentiary Thursday afternoon. He pre tested his Innocence to the last, but was positively Identified by Jones. .Must Face the Music. C. If. Walker, who Is charged with stcwrli g money for stock In his fake umbreJa factory at Omaha, transfer ring It to his wife In Sioux City and then when the Investor demanded the return nf his money, turning him off with a personal note which Is not worth the paper It l-i written on, must stand trial In the Omaha courts. lull Breaker Captured. Sheriff Phlpps, of Hurt county, and the slierlfr of Onawa captured the last f the Jail breakers who broke pall at onawa. la., last week, four miles west i.f Oaklund Sunday afternoon on the iivm of Swan Strand, where he was 'iu-klng corn. Ituilrcml Water Works. The Northwestern railroad has a arice force of men at work In West Point erecting a water tank ana put "ok I., an extensive system of water In his biennial report to be Issued the first of the year Secretary of State Galusha will recommend to th legis lature that the rash fund at the vari ous state Institutions be abolished, or that the present methods of getting money out of that fund be changed. Under the present system the cash fund is made up of the receipts from sales made by the superintendent of stock raised at tho Institution or any money that Is received from such sources. The superintendent practical ly has free rein In spending this money. The cash fund In some of the institutions at limes amounts to $8,000 to $9,000. It Is not turned Into the state treasury at all, but Is kept by the superintendent and checked out on his personal check. Should a superintendent be so disposed he could use the money for speculating or he could buy state warrants with it and collect the Interest and no one would be the wiser. Mr. Galusha will recom mend this money bo turned over to the state treasurer and be paid out on warrants Just as the other money ap propriated for the maintenance of state Institutions Is paid out. The executive committee of the State Teachers' association has Issued a preliminary announcement of th program of the annual meeting, to be held In Lincoln. Dec. 26, 27 and 28. W, L. Stevens, president. Is president ox ofilcio of the executive committee. The other committeemen are W. H. Gard ner, of Fremont, A. L. Vavlnes, of ITiilrhiirv ami fl II Thnmil. of Mc- Cook. President Charles McKenney, of the Milwaukee state normal, an ed ucator of marked power and originali ty, will address the Child Study asso ciation, the teachers of history and the general session. Dr. S. H. Clark, of the University of Chicago, author of "How to Teach Reading," will deliver an address and give a recital. He will read "Ulysses" or "King Lear." Prof. T. C. Hlalsdell. head of the depart ment of English In the state agricul tural college of Michigan, will addresH teachers of English and the general session. Dr. Reuben Post Halleck will deliver three addresses one before the grammar school section, one be fore the high school section and tha third before the general session. It Is the general impression-of thos visiting Lincoln that the next legisla ture will refuse to make an appro priation for a new library building to house the Blate library, the supremo court and the legal department of state, as badly as such a building Is needed. Most of tht? visitors ssy it U foolish to think of a new building here as long as that $2,600,000 debt Is hanging over the taxpayers, while oth ers say Nebraska will need a new cap Itul building by the time the states debt Is puld. It Is by no means cer tain, some of the visitors say, that the new capltol building will be erect ed Its Lincoln. Other towns nearer the center of the state have long wanted the capltsl location changed and it is said these towns will refuse to coon tenance any more buildings arounu the present state house. The decision of tha supreme court In the Central granaries assessment case. In which It Is hold grain dealers must be assessed on the average amount of capital Invested during the year rather than the amount of grain on hand April 1, puts a feather In the cap of Geo, D. Bennett, secretary of the state board of assessment. This plan. of assessment was dug out by Bennett a year or so ago, after various plans were tried out to get a just as sessment of this class of property. The grain men kicked on the plan and many of the assessors believed it wrong, but Bennett held on to It, au thorised the county assessors to work under It, and finally he has been sus tained by the supreme court. Deputy County Attorney Foster, ot Douglas county, has written to the le gal department of the state asking how to arrange the constitutional amendment proposition on the voting machines. In his letter Mr. Foster asks what can be done and then says it is Impossible to put "for" and "against" side by side on the machine. Inasmuch as the leal department of Douglas county has the machine be fore It and la supposed to have some legal knowledge regarding the election law, the state legal department Is at a loss to know what to answer, for If the problem cannot be solved In Douglas county. It Is hard for the state ttorneys to figure It out. t The federal grand jury made Its re port Monday morning and was dls. charged. Twenty-seven indictments were returned, but the court refused to make public any of the Indictments except those returned for illegal sale of liquor. The most Important are held back until arrests are made. It Is understood, however, that C. T. Stewart, of Council Bluffs, has also been Indicted for complicity In land entries In Mcl'herson county. The Interest on delinquent tuxes paid Into the state treasury every year has become an Important Hum In the state's finances The average amount of penalties paid in for the negligence of people In not paying their taxes when due Is $39,049. This Is the amount of interest collected In 1903 and Is suld to be about the averagv f r the last few years. S. Haseba, a member of the parlia ment of Japan, arrived In Lincoln last week, accompanied by his secretary, Yamachita Y. Bryan, and the two gentlemen were entertained at dinner by Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bryan at their home at Falrview. Mr. Haseba Is making a tour of this country. Yamachita Y. Bryan Is the young Jap anese protege nf Mr. Bryan, who came to Lincoln six years ago and made his home with the Bryuns four years, adopting their name. He left for Ja pan two years ago after securing a de gree from the University of Nebraska. DOGS TO AID P0LTCE. CRIME-RIDDEN CHICAGO CONSID ERING THE IDEA. Relieves They Would Hrl Oal Ho1l-t' Men Tost Five Oats lar -soec"f ullr EaBlored la Knrnpe. Cblcsgn cnrreKpundrnce: The use of dog to rid Chicago of hold tip men and of the creatures who terrify and shiy helpless women llifl sugges tion put fortli by Capt. I. I). O'Brien, head of the city detective bureau. In it ninny pernons see a possible solution of the puzzling problem, how to get riu "f the dcH-rndtn who are a menace to lif and proterly in the city. It hus there fore met with popular favor and the city olliciiils are being urged at least to ex periment with, if not adopt It. The adop tion of the pin u would serve the double purpose of affording protection and rid ding the ' community of a growing nui sance. Besides, Capt. O'l'.rien lielieves it would check graft on tln force. The cxki'iem-e of Ghent, Antwerp, Paris and other cities proven that dogs thus employed would cost tlic city only five cents each per day. For th. reu lsr ni'lit patrolman's work Capt. O'ISiieii would huve the best Belgian sheep dogs, HianW nud Groemioiluels, while St. Ber nards would be used as life savers along the lake and river and in the parks, and the bloodhounds would constitute, the de tective force, to be mod in trailing down criminal') after a crime Is committed. Capt. O'Brieu's scheme is rot a theory, nor does he claim any credit for original ity la it. lie simply hag made a study of the methods of the French, German and Belgian police dog, and he believe that, sooner or later, Chicago will adopt the system and train dogs to be the compan ions and assistants of the night patrolmen, and the night squadron of detectives. From an experiment attempted by the burgomaster of tho thief-ridden city of Ghent, the use of dogs was proved success ful. Thereafter dogs were trained and added to the force until now every patrol man in tho outlying districts of the city, or in the dangerous districts, is accom panied by a dog, and the results so as tounded the police students in F.urope that the idea has been adopted in dozens of cities. According to the reports of the tnuniclpalitlca of Belgium a trained dog, Accompanied by a patrolman, accomplishes the work of two ordinary patrolmen and he and his master can do the work and cover the ground thoroughly mora Ihoroughly than four men alone could over it. Freed of Thlrvw. So successful was the experiment ia. (Shent that, within a few months after the addition of dugs to the force, tha thieves and criminals, after trying des perately to poison or otherwise kill the police dogs, gave up the efforts. The i lly how is declared to be clearer of crime than any city of its sine iu the world, and the arrest record shows that, with, trained dogs, a patrolman can make captures) which otherwise might cause need for dozen men. "Chicago," said our student of Euro pean police methods, who is enthusiastic in his support ...of. C.apt. O'Brien's idea,, "could adopt the Belgian dog police idea with better effect tliun any big city ia . the world. Tho wirte spread ot the city,, its great open spaces, tho huge territory which maxes it practically Impossible for the present force to cover it thoroughly the great riiilwtiy yards, the docks and such places should be made safe by the use of dogs. In Antwerp, where 1 saw the dogs used, the idea came to me that dogs would solve Chicago's police prob lem better and cheaper than anything else. We have in Chicago more dogs than any city In the world, not excepting Con stantinople, where they are used as scav engers, and most of them are unless an, dnngerous." Woald Keep Oat Crook. "The fact that dogs were on the foros,"" says Capt. O'Brien, "would have a big; effect ou crooks and criminal- of all' kinds. The dogs would be la charge of patrolmen and would be taught to catohv criminals or disturbers by the back of the leg and hold them. Police dogs are taught that their only friends are the po lice, and that they must always look upon all others as their euemies. Further more, they are trained never to touch or eat auy bone meat, or other sjubstanco they And while on their round. The dogs are trained to follow crinuiial over streams, fences and all sorts of broken ground, one of the police acting as the criminal and fleeing before the dog. Tho young dogs are trained and broken by the use of the old ones, and in two months a dog of good breeding and intelligence in a capable officer. Tho dogs are kept in kennels, specially prepared, at the rear of the bureaus of police. Always when on duty they wear a tight tin muscle, so lixed that the momeut the pathrolman In liarne of them looses the leash the mus xle drops off aud the dog is read for se tioti. "It is wonderful to see bow intelligent the doK become in pollcw duties. They can tell, seemingly by instinct, a thief or robber. Their intuition is keener often, than that of their masters. There is an other thiiiA the do's keep the patrol men from loitering on duty, aud keep them moving." The city authorities, in view of thn 'nubility of the police to deal with crim inal condll,,"i here, are considering tho iiiKgextlon and it muy be adopted. Kleep I) lira I'uaile Moire. Prof. V. O. Novy of the university of Michigan Is said to hare identified the germ of the deadly African disease krowa a the sleeping fever, thus lolvlog t he problem which had bullied Koch, the great German bacteriologist. Prof. Novy will try to find a curative antitoxin. To I'ay P.art liqnaLe I turi. The San Francisco chamber of com merce has made partial estimates of toe lire losses as the result of the recent arthuuake aud finds that one forty-one insurance companies have paid prom pt nd full claims. .13,000 .tutus In m lev. At a recent gathering of makers of au tomobile parts it was estimated that tho number of automobiles ninde in the Unit ed States froui Sept. 1, l!Kt t Sept. 1, lUCsl, was :,tlfs, of which :2.0W wero jasoliue cars.