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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD,
Hi. So DAKOTA CITY, NEB., FRIDAt, FEIUIUARY 28, 1908. VOLUME XVI NUMBER 20 CURRENT HAPPENINGS FAITHFUL CHRONICLE OP ALL IMPORTANT ITEMS. ROADS IN DISTRESS MANY WISSTFHN LINKS APPEAL TO OOMMKHCE COMMISSION. Would Delay Nine-Hour Luw Man agers ttml Attorneys Tell Oonimls Mmi of Difficult lea iu Way of In rcatlng Oicrntlng I-Yiree. aerating officials of railways from all parts of the country Thursday mere in attendance upon the hearing given by the Interstate commerce com mission In Washington of applications for an extension of the time of the go ing into effect of the "nine-hour low." In all thirty-seven applications wer received by the commission asking for tlie extension. Two of them already have been denied, those of the Geor gia Southern and Florida railway and the St. Joseph and Grand Island rail way, because, in the opnlon of the commission, the petitions did not show! what, in the terms or the act, would; constitute "good cause", for granting the relief requests. The applications of the other thirty-five Hues are being heard as one case because the petitions are substan tially identical. All of them assert that they have found it Impossible to procure the services of competent, ef ficient and dependable telegAiph op orators In .Much numbers- as will en able them to oompJy with the provi sions of (he law; and that, even If Ihey could olilaln the necessary op erators, the enforced employment "of so many additional men would be a llnanclal- hardship which the carrier ought not to be subjected to. Nearly all of the petitions' also Indi cate that, in the circumstances. If the law is enforced the companies will be obliged to close many small stations on their lines, thus Interfering with the service, causing inconvenience and possible loss to the traveling and ship ping public and preventing the prompt movement of trains. . TOO PROLD TO ASK AID. Cleveland Man Dies Wlille Wife Seeks Work. Dead from lack of proper food, Rus sell Page, a Jvll war veteran, who was decorated by congress for valiant services at Port Donelson, was found In bed at his home In Cleveland, O. While Page was dying his aged wife was vainly searching for work. Page, who was confined to ills bed as the re sult of a wound received in the war. is too proud to ask for aid, as Was Ills wife. At Fort Donelson Page led an army of sappers in the mining of ground near the fii ft licit t Ions While direct ing the men Page saw Homer Strat um a member of an Ohio regiment, lying on the ground badly wounded. Page carried -Stratton on his shoulders from the battlefield, keeping his face to the foe and shielding Stratton from a heavy musket lire with his own body. After threa volleys- the confederates A veased fit ing and cheered him as he re treated to safely. ' XIGIIT HIDKRS BURN HOME. A Detail of Troops 1m Ordered to Hop kiiisvlllo, Ky. Night riders early Thursday set fire to the residence, of Hroussals Gregory. i mile west of Hnpkinsvllle, Ky., and lired guns Into the bedroom In which rircgory and his wife and daughter '" ere sleeping. The residence was burned to the ground. The detail of Middlesboro troops on guard at Hopldnsvllle has been or dered to tho scene. The band left a note accusing Gregory of violating his pledge to the association. A large tobacco warehouse at Swltz ervllle, seven miles frcin Frankfort, Ky., was burned early Thursday. Tt contained about 100,00 pounds of to bacco which was not in the equity so ciety pool. The owners are Independent tobacco buyers, doing a large business In the Bui ley district. Long Term for- Kidnaping, y William Jones, alius Birmingham, and wife, Irene Alzlna Jones, of Chi cago, were Thursday sentenced to the penitentiary by Judge Kcrsten for kid naping Lillian Wulff, aged 8, last De cember. The man was given a thirty year term and the woman twenty-five years. Religions Instruction Upheld. The motion brought in the Italian chamber of deputies by the socialist party proposing the complete abolition of religious' instruction In the schools of Italy was defeated Thursday by a large majority. It was supportad only by the socialists, the radicals, repub licans and a few diffident conservatives. Stialok Taken to Prison. Capt. William H. Van Shalck, of New York, master of the ill fated wteamer General Slocum, In the burn ting of which thousands of persons lloet their lives, was taken to 81ng Sing 'prison to serve hla term of ten years Imprisonment at hard labor. Sioux City Live Stock Market. ,' Thursday's quotations on the Sioux City lire stock market follow: beeves, $5 05. Top hogs, $4:30. Top RECITAL OF TllAGKDT. Actress Tells How Husband Slew Her Brother. "The whole story," as she called It, waa told at New York Wednesday night by Olaela Calla, the beautiful opera singer, who. In the tragic role of a deserted bride, denounced her husband as the murderer of her broth er, has excited Interest on two con tinents. Her successes In Paris, her marriage to Paul Hoy In Boston, the quarrel at the New Hampshire summer homo, followed by a duel; her flight In the night to her mother's home, and the ten agonizing hours she spent beside the corpse while the recital of suicide was bolng decided upon, were given by the womn with all the dramatic art of which she is possessed. She agreed to shield her husband, she explained, because "Oh, when you love a man o." Now that her husband has left her and denied the legality of their mar riage, and has even asserted that she Is several years past her admitted age, the singer says that she has had time to realize "the horror of it all" and "will never let up until I drive him to the electric chair." Miss Calla, as she prefers to be call ed, closed the interview with the state ment that she had already told her story to the authorities of "New Hampshire and to my attorney here, by both of whom I had been forbidden to talk about the matter." . Miss Calla, who In private life is Mrs. Paul E. Roy, came here several days ago and has since made her home with her cousin, George E. Hodgdon, a dealer In automobile supplies. A few days before her husband sailed for France she called at his 'apartments, but he was not in. She did not see him at any time, however, and had not lived with him, she said, since the death of herybrother, George A. Car kins, on Jan. 2. She engaged counsel In this city and obtained a warrant for the arrest of her husband, which was afterward sent to Rome. SHOCKS BOSTON CHURCH. Faliioiiublo Pastor Hurries Away to Wed a Stenographer. The fashionable members of the ex. elusive Whitman Congregational Shurch at Boston, Mass., are scandal ized because of the proposed marriage marriage of their pastor, Rev. Charles H. Crocker, to a stenographer, .Miss Lilly Florence McCrea, of Chlcag3, lust as soon as he could reach .the in land city. Like wildfire the news ipread, but not quicker than the Rev. Mr. Crocker could hurry to the city clerk's office and get a-- marriage II tense and then catch the next train tor Chicago. No one knows Just when the wed ding will takeplace. . So far as known Dr. Crocker took no one Into his con fidence. "I am going to get married as soon as I can," he told one of his assistants and let it go at that. THOUSANDS AT FUNERAL. Denver Citlaiens Pay Tribute to Mar tyr Priest. With the solemnity and reverence flue to his holy position and spotless character, the body of Rev. Father Leo Helnrlchs, who was slain by an assas sin, Guiseppe Alio, on Sunday morn ing, was taken from St. Elizabeth's church Thursday to the union station, where it was placed aboard a. Burling ton train to be forwarded to Paterson, N J., where the Franciscan fathers have their American headquarters. The funeral procession was a notable one and waa witnessed by thousands, who stood bare-headed as the hearse passed. " When the service begun In the church every available seat was filled and a crowd of 6,000 persons waited patiently outside until the ceremony was over. DYNAMITE IN MAIL. Pennsylvania Prosecutor Receives Ex plosive In Package from Italy. City Solicitor N. P. Turner, of Eas ton. Pa., received a package in the mails from Italy Wednesday, and when he opened It he found it contain ed a stick of dynamite, to the end of which was attached an explosive cap. Fortunately the cap burned a little In transit, destroying Its power to explode the dynamite when the package was opened. Turner was formerly assistant to the district attorney, and it Is supposed that the dynamite was Bent him by one of a number of Italians he prose cuted who have since been released from Jail and gone home. Police Guurd His Home. A police guard has been stationed at the home of Dr. Julius F. Menes trlna, a prominent Italian physician of St. Louis, who is the recipient of an unsigned "Black Hand" communica tion written in Italian, " demanding 1500 and threatening the physician with decapitation if he fails to com ply. Sioux City f ive Stock Market. Wednesday's ,. quotations on the Sioux City live stock market follow: Top beeves, 14.15. Top hogs, $4.10. Plea for Waterways. A Washington dispatch says: Presi dent Roosevelt Thursday sent a mes sage to congress dealing with the wa terways question. A preliminary re port of the inland waterways commis sion is transmitted with the message. Naughton Found Guilty. Daniel E. Naughton, assistant clerk of the house of delegates at St, Louis, was found guilty as an accessory after the fact to the alleged brlbrey of Del- 'egates Prfesmeyer and Warner. UNigi E holdup plan. Laborer Admits Wrccklnu Missouri Pacific Train. Walter W. Cox, a trood chopper, whose horn Is et Fmnklin Junction, Mo., confessed to Missouri Faclllc rail way officials Tuesday afternoon that he removed the rail from the track on the top of Ottervllle hill, fifteen miles east of tiedalla. Mo., on Friday night last that resulted In the derail ing of a freight train from St. Louis. Cox said he had Intended to wreck the fast Missouri Pacific Kansas Clty St. Louis passenger train No. 4, which was due nt Ottervllle a few minutes after the freight was wrecked. Cox was, arrested at his home Tues day. He was taken to the scene of the wreck, and after close questioning confessed. H said he committed the deed alone and had no accomplices. Cox Is 36 years old and has a wife and child. In a statement Cox says that he wrs Inspired to wreck the train by reading a story In a Kansas City paper last summer of a man who discovered a broken rail Just before a fast passenger train reached It. The man flagged the train, thus saving many from death. The grateful passengers Immediately took up a collection for htm, and a goodly sum wus realized. Cox says he removed the rail and planned to flag the fast St. Louis-Kansas City passen ger train, which was about due that time, in the hope of being rewarded by tho passengers. The freight train came along before the passenger, how. ever, and wus wrecked. I1IG TUNNEL IS OPENED. Roosevelt Pushes Button Which Starts Oftit'lnl Train. The tunnel and subway system con necting Hohoken with New York City by tubes under the Hudson river was formally opened Tuesday when Pres ident Roosevelt pressed a button in ''"ashlngton, thus starting the official train from New York to Hoboken. ' A train carried the governors of New York and New Jersey, and offi cials of the three cities Interested to the new station of the Delaware, Lack awanna and Western railroad in Hobo ken, where exercises were held In cel ebration of the beginning of the opera tion of the new system. There a let ter from Roosevelt expressing his high appreciation of an achievement of such magnitude was read and speeches made by governors and other officials RIOT FOLIOWS A WEDDING. Bloody Conflict End Festivities - Chicago. In Four men were stabbed In a man-nn- that Is likely to prove fatal, fifteen othflra, including a policeman, severely cut. and several others slightly injured in a riot between two factions of Polish celebrators at Chicago early Tuesday. The fight marked the end of the festlv itles In the saloon of Joseph Kutu, tho rioters being the guests at the weddln.-i ,f Leo Chasskl and Mary Wadya. The conflict had its origin In an old controversy between the two factions of Poles, and a free fornll light, l.i which knives, beer bottles, chairs ami tables were used, followed several quarrels which occurred Mumlii evening. WANTED FOR MURDER. Warrant for Arrest of 11111! Roy Is Received in Purls. The police of Paris, France, havi received from New York a warrant for, the arrest of Paul Roy on Un charge of murder. - This charge was made by Roy's wife, an American ac tress, known also as Glacla Calla, who declares ho, murdered her brothe.-. George A. Carklns, early In January in New Hampshire. The warrant has not yet been served. The French law does not permit the extradition of French citizens, but pro 'Ides for their trial and punishment France, for crimes committed abroad, -. WOMAN SHOOTS LAWYER. Brooklyn Woman 'Dcclurcs Her Ac) Was Justified. Charles M. Sanford, a Smlthtown. L. I., lawyer, was shot and seriously wounded in the head by Mrs. Jennie Bunt, of Brooklyn, N. Y., Tuesday. Mrs. Bunt was waiting at Sanford'i office door and shot him hs he ap proached. Mrs. Bunt a dm 1 1 ted she did the shooting, and declared It was justified by Sanford's treatment of her and was "an act of God." Sanford said Mrs. Hunt had employ, ed him as counse.ljn an action against her husband. Army Car Near Chicago. The so-called army cur, carrying a message from Gen. Grant In New York to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., reached Michigan City, Ind., early Tuesday DeatJiM Only Iuy Apart. Rev. Robert Conover. one of the best known Presbyterian clergymen In central Illinois, died at Bloomlug ton Tuesday, aged 85 years. His wife d Monday. The couple founded there, In 1158, the first seminary for girls In the state. Three Children Burn to Death. Three children of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Davis, the eldest 4 years old, were burned to death Monday afternoon n a fire which destroyed their home f i Santa Rosa, N, M. Work on Panliandle Suspended, Orders have been issued suspending work on the line known as the Pan handle, being reconstructed from Mul vane, Kan., to the west line of th Panhandle, In Texas. I Nebraska I State News X JUDGE FLAYS SilYIXK K. Flagrant Case of Usury Arouses Ire of Omaha Magistrate. Judge lice P. Estcllo, of Omaha, has declared that Shylock shnll not exact the pound of llesh In Onrnha so long as he is a Judge of the district court. The most flngrunt case of usury ever brought to the attention of the courts came before this Jurist Haturdcy after noon when John O. Yelser filed a pe tition and was grunted nn Injunction against the People's Loan company, restraining it from poizing the house hold furniture of Mrs. Anna M. Hoff man to satisfy an alleged balance due on a small loan made ky that con cern. . Almost six years, sgo, according to Mrs. Hoffman's petition, sho secured u lonn of 110, on which she has been paying $1 a month ever since, and has also paid small amounts of alleged Interest on, deferred payments, mak ing j total of 176.50. "This is the worst abuse of the usury law that has come to my notice In forty years of legal practice," de clared Judge Ertctle, "and T m at it loss to understand why vikpln will permit themselves to be bled by these money sharks In such manner. -I shall ask tho grand Jury to make tv thorough Investigation of these concerns, and they will all be handed over to the county attorney for prosecution." ' HORSE'S HEAD UPON ENGINE. First Indention or Accident lit Bur lington Crossing. The sight of a horse's head hanging around the front part of the engine was the first indication the engineer on the northbound Burlington passen ger train had that he had run down a horse and buggy and nearly killed the driver Just as he was entering Mar quette the other afternoon. Tho Occi dent happened at a crossing south of Marquette, the injured man being Pe ter Oscar, a builder of cement walks. A heavy snow storm was raging at the time and Oscar, when he attempted to cross the track, apparently did not lee t the approaching passenger. When the train struck the rig the horse was picked up on the cow-catcher, 'and the buggy and Its occupants hurled to one side. The horse was almost Instantly killed, and the man was so . bruised about the head that, for a time his, life was despaired of, but a subsequent examination showed that his skull was not fractured and thali he would recover. PHONE MANAGER SHORT. Investigation by Officers Reveals Fall lire to Report Cash. Monday a director of the Surprise Telephone company was In David C ity to ascertain why a number of business men were behind with their telephone rent. He found that the bills had been paid and no money reported to show for the collections. Investigation of the books was made next morning. A. R. Brown, .manager of the office, failed to make his appearance. He hu 1 left town Monday evening, leaving no word where he was going. As to tin amount he is short 110 definite figures can be secured, only that he is $700 short, so far ns discovered. Mr. Brown has acted as manager of this company in David City for two years and has given good satisfaction and was well liked as a citizen. Some of his close friends deolaw ho has gone to get-money to inuke'goud the shortage. 1 STOLE MANY SHOES. Robbers Turn a Smooth Trick on 11 Merchant at Table Rock. While Mr. O. D. Tlbbets. a Table Rock merchant, was waiting on a cus tomer, trying to sell him a pair of shoes, he took down a box from the shelves and was greatly surprised to find the box empty. An investigation followed immediately, and about fiftv boxes were found empty, from which .the Hhoes had been removed, the emp ty boxes being placed in their former position on the shelves. The loss M estimated at 1100. Just when the robbery occurred Is hard to tell, On Tuesday night of last week Night Watchman J. L. Ful ton same suddenly on a couple of sus picious looking individuals in the rear of the Tlbbets store who escaped la the darkness. Friday evening a bunch of skeleton keys was found on the streets. The work, It is thought wes done by professionals. , Runaway Girl Located. Sheriff AfTerbach, of York, who has been for the last few days search ing for Eva Haney, a 13-year-old who ran away from her home ten days ago, taking with her $60 of her moth er's money, went to Lincoln and soon after his departure Chief Moore re ceived a message stating thut the girl had been found in Lincoln. When Miss Haney left home she told a girl friend to address her mall to Beatrice and the sheriff and the girl's father have been there fur two days looklr.g tor her. Woman J)roM Deud In Siolgh. While nut slelghrldlng Saturday af ternoon Mrs. A. D. Burr, wife of the deputy district clerk of Lincoln, fell dead. Heart disease was the cause. "Dr. Haggard was called. Mrs, and Mrs. Burr were married about three years ago. She was about 40 years uld. Convicted of Manslaughter. After being out forty hours and tak ing 68 ballots the Jury In the Frank murder trial at Pawnee City Saturday night brought In a verdict of man slaughter. Ernest Frank, a wealthy farmer, was Indicted two months ago, charged with killing his young wife, Saloon Screens Come Down. Upon complaint of Mrs.Vanny Re. sac, the board of trustees ordered .rr saloonkeepers at Weston to kep xll obstructions frctn windows and also to close within tho regular time Otf TRIAL OR MURDER. - j fxni'St I Yirk C'Larted with Doing He smntbl. for Death of Wlfa. District co:t 's now In sosslea. at Pan.o Oily, w!lh Jjlr rtaper pra sldlpf. The most Important case to bs heard Is the Frank murder. In which Ernest Frank Is nceuscd of the murder of his wile, Kdlth, In April, U07, Ernest Fiank. n yourjr farmer 11 via near the extreme northeast corner of tho county on a farm, left his house to go to the farm of his father, . W. A. Frank, about a mile away, to assist him in building rome fenoe, and claims he left h" wife engaged with her housework and that she. was to follow him soon and take dinner with him at his father's. The mornong proving too stormy for the work, Frank soon re turned homo and found his wife lying on the lloor dead, with 11 gun by hrr side and a. shot wound in her temple. The coroner's Jury returned a ver dict of suicide, which did not meet with the approval of the larnliy and some of the neighbors of the dead wohian, A grand Jury was called at ths May term und young Frank was indicted for the murder of .Ms Wlfs and helil under bonds. GIRLS SPREAD SMALLPOX. I wenty-IVitr Men Coiiuunhmted at North Bend Dance. Tho popularity of two young wom en of North I?end Is renponslble, accord-lug to tho state heulth Inspector, for tho prevalence) of an epidemic or smallpox In that vicinity. There are now 24 cases, and each one of the 24 Is declared to have been contracted at one of two dunces which- were re cent'y held In that vicinity. And all of the 24 vleitlms are young men who danced with the two girls. The yiuuff women had been visiting In Omaha, nd when thoy returned homo they were attacked with what the phyvlclan said was a skin trouble. When they recovered in a few days, they went to two dances. Each had a full card, and now, says Dr. Wilson, the smallpox lias been spread In eleven different directions. STORK AT LEXINGTON BURNS. May Doimrtmm-t Establishment la D stroyed. Fire was discovered about 5 o'clocl Tuesduy morning In the large drj goods store of John L. May. A portion of tho building upstairs Is occupied by Clyde Harm as a pantorlum, whers a large amount of gasollno Is used, and It Is supposed the fire originated ther by a gusollno explosion. A high wind was blowing at tho time, but the fire department managed to save the great or portion of the building Itself. From appearances (he fire had been burning the irreater part of the night. The loss to the stock Is estimated at $15,000 and to the building $2,000. The insurance will not cover the loss, This was ope of the finest stores In Dawson county and tho fire will be a serious loss to the city of Lexington. KILLS HTS BEST FRIEND. An Oniiihit Saloonkeeper Aeeldentall) Discharges a Revolver, Thomas Ilopita, a saloonkeeper on South Fourth street, Omaha, Wednes day nlKlit accidentally shot and in stantly killed his best friend, Edward A gee. Agca was discussing recent hoklirps and mailt the remark he waa going to purchii'-e a revolver for self protection. Bopita Kiild, "Here's one ttutt ought to bo sold." ut the lame time drawing a loaded revolver from beneath the liar.Just uh It was raised above the bar if went off, the bullet hitting Agoe In the head. Bopita Is pnder arres-t. ' BOTH WILL HIE OF BURNS. Two Omaha Women Fatuity. Iujurcu "" by Kpl(!lnn of Gusollno. Mrs. H. L. Dodder, wife of a promi nent Omaha undertaker, and her sis ter. Mrs. Hamilton, were so seriously burned by an explosion of gasoline, in the Dodder home, Thursday morning that both will die. Both women were found uncon scious. The women were cleaning lace curtains and five gallons of fluid ex ploded, wrecking the Interior, of thl house. New Trial for Kennlson. The supreme court at Lincoln Thursday evening reversed the sen tence of 10. S. Kennlson to the pentten-tlai-y fr twenty-four years on con viction of murder, and ordered a nsw trial. Kennlsona year ago killed Sam D. Cox ut Mlnatana, Scotts Bluff coun ty. The Hupreme'court says the trial ludge erred In his Instructions to the Jury, e ... William Boeclie Drowned. On the eve of his departure from Norfolk and on the eve of the second murder trial of his brother Herman, William Boeche, a prominent farmer who lived two miles southeast of Nor folk for years, fell through the Ice of the Elkhorn river Wednesday and drowned. Sehoolnm'aiii Is a Poxlestxlonne. Wayne county has a pretty school ma'am, Miss olga Johnson, .of WlB side, who has established a record as a pederstrlenne and deserves a Carnegie medal. For four years she has taught In the rural schools and during that time has walked to and from her school, averaging two to four miles. Regardless of weather she has hardly missed a day In four years. Nejfro Murderer Pies. Bill Junes, the negro murderer of Detective Drummy, of Omaha, died at the penitentiary at Lincoln Thurs day afternoon. Raise Quarantine at Industrial School The quarantine that was placed agalnvt the industrial school at Kear ney for the lust several weeks has been taken off and all liberty allowed to those who have the privilege of coming to the city, Funds for Norfolk V. M. C. A. W. P. Buttei -field .& Son Thursday Hnnouuced their willingness to contrib ute $2,500 foe a Norfolk Young Men's Chrh tlan avvoclatlon building, provld- Iod it Is located on t same lot as the propcetod Carnegie librery. ' Ernest S. Kennlson, who shot and allied Sam Cox In the town of Mlna tare, Scott's Bluff county, and hCj waa sentenced to the penitentiary fof 24 years, ban obtained a reversal Of thl Judgment In the supreme court fee' eause of erroneous instructions) of the trial court. Judge Grimes, of tho lovtu? court Instructed that majice W pre sume from the use of deadly weak ens. The supreme court held thle er ror and that malice could not be pre turned. The lower court gave an In struction on manslaughter whlen In substance shifted the burden of proof from, the state to the defendant. Ths) court held this was error and that the burden never shifted from the liate. The court holds tin Instruction vrhta& assumes the crime to be murder tit Utt second degree la erroneous, since H Is for the jury to determine from all the evidence the Intent with which the hooting was done. Cox was formerly a well known newspaper man In Lin coln, and at the time of his death he Was the publisher of a newspaper at Mlnatajfg. Kennlson was a hottd keev eh The two quarreled and fought and In the fight Cox was shot to death, In the ease of George McCartf against the city of Lexington," the ffu preme court has decided that the keeper of a billiard tod pooi hali may ts compelled to pay an occupation tax and also to take out a Hcenae te conduct the business. McCarter had paid his occupation tax required by am ordinance of 1904 prior to the passage of an ordinance In 1906 requiring the owners of pool halls and bowling al leys to apply to the mayor and city council for a license to conduct the business. McCarter obtained a per petual Injunction Against the city of ficers from prosecuting him for con ducting his business without a license. The Judgment of the lower court is re versed. The Kansas Co-Operatlve 'Oil atd Refining Co., of Chanute, Kan., baa asked the railway commission to grve It jobbing rates on ell out of Superior, The company said It desired to put In a distributing station at Superior. Th letter sent to the commission stated that It cost 9 cents per hundred to get the- oil from We'oer, in Kansas, to Su perlor, just across the line In Nebras ka, which is' much higher than th Kansas or Nebraska local dates. Th commission has no jurisdiction, but i wrote to the Santa Fe, suggesting that unless the rate is reduced the com mission would take the matter up with the interstate commerce commission, The average monthly expenditures of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at urana isiana must do cut nown a month in order to prevent a deflolen cy in the maintenance fund. This u the report made by State Accountant E. B. Fairfield to the state auditor. In his report of his Investigation of the state penitentiary, which is supposed to be about self-sustaining. Mr. Fair field said the average monthly expend! tures for the next fourteen months must be reduced $1,082.25. or there will be a deficiency of $15,151.41. Max E. rVlertul, of Crookston, ha asked the railway commission to com pel the Northwestern railroad to placf an agent in the depot at that place, Mr. Vlertel wrote that bis people had to go to Valentine to get their freight and to ship from Cody. It Is thirteen miles closer to the Rosebud agency In South Dakota than it Is to Valentine .Mr, 'Vlertel wrote that tho last act of the old board of transportation was to order the Northwestern to build that depot, but the board was knocked out before the road put in an agent. -, In defense of the charge of, violat ing the net weight clause of the state pure food law, attorneys for Swift A Company Wednesday Introduced evi dence in the district court at Lincoln to prove that packages of ham and bacon, wrapped and unwrapped, de creased In weight with extreme rapid Ity. It waa asserted that the packers eould not accurately brand any id eat package. The shrinkage would render the company liable on the charge of misbranding, It was argued. . B. X. Hawyard, former superintend ent of the Kearney Industrial schocl, with others, has purchased the . old Western Normal buildings three miles west of Lincoln, and they will open up a military school. The buildings were erected at a cost of $165,000, but for a long time have been unoccupied, Mr, Hayward expects not only to have, a military school, but his course will also include a high school course and a business department. William E. Hardy, president of the Lincoln Commercial club, welcomed the editors to Lincoln Wednesday mornng, and not only gave the' pencil pushers the keys to the city, but sh w ed them how to operate the eair J C. Elliott, of West Point, assured the Llnoolnlte on behalf of the editors, that the town would be well looked after for a few days. Sheriff Bralley and Attorney Vf. B Foster, of Omaha, were down frllay afternoon and consulted with Atto. uy Qeneral Thompson regarding the action of the auditor In allowing only It cents a day for board for state prisoners con fined in the Douglas county jail, after conviction. Mr. Thompson did not change hla ruling. The Falrbury Iron Works and Wind mill Company has filed a complaint against the Rock Island, the St. Joseph A Grand Island and the Burlington rail roads, charging discrimination In the matter of freight rates. The c itn- plaint was filed with the state railway commission. It Is charged that Lin coln, Beatrice and Fremont are favor ed In rates from Chicago, St. Louis and other eastern points by 5 to J 6 per cent. The complainant wants the commission to either reduce the state rates or force the roads to give Falr bury the same Interstate rate. F WORK. OF , ' ( A speech by Senator Johnston of Ala bama on the AUIrich currency bill and a statement by Senator Hale, chairman of the committee on naval sffairs, concern ing the proposed investigation of charges. if defects in const nietiou of battle ships, were the chief subjects of Interest hrfore the Senate Wedrir-iilivv. The bill pro- viiling for the takinst of the thirteenth census occupied most of the tim of the- II on. Progress with It as slow be cause of mimerom nmcntitaents , offered. The bill was omemleil id one important particular, however, and that was limit ing the census to th mainland of the t'nited Stntes, Alasfc. Hawaii and Porto Hieo. Mr. Ilem-.r of Toxoa urged tint Re niililieans to briiis in an employers' lia bility bill am! n bill requiring notice be fore the Usunuce of federal injunctions. The Sentte mliourned few minutes after ennvpiihig Thursday morning out f respect to eiintor Latimer or soutn i nrr olios, whose death was -announced. Most of tho time the House vts In session waa consumed by the readirf of Impeschmcnt oharires offered by M;. Waldo of New 101 It against Federal JaAgo Lobbius R. Willley of the United States Court at Shanghai, China, which were deferred to" 1 lie committee ou the judiciary,- The Iiouse adjourned early as a mark of re spect to Senator Latimer. - v Senator Perkins of California Friday spoke In the Senate la justification ot ex penditures for the .upbuilding of the American navy and of the policy .of send ing the fleet into the Pacific Ocean. The- Tillman resolution, authorizing the Attor ney Qeneral to prosecute the transporta tion companies of Oregon that have re ceived public lnnds and have violated the terms of the grant, was adopted. The- time of the House was devoted to consid eration of the District of Columbia street railway bill, providing for extension of street car lines to the new union station. Na business was transacted by the Sen ate Saturday. Immediately after prayer by the chaplain. Rev. Edward , Everett Hale, Vice President Fairbanks called. Senator McCumber to the reading desk and the North Dakota Senator read Washington's farewell address, after which the Senate adjourned until Mon day. Washington's birthday was com memorated in the, Iiouse ot Representa tives by a lively dubate on the negro question. It arose out ot an effort by Mr. Heflln of Alabama to amend the Dis trict of Colombia street railway trackage bill by requiring separate cars for whites mid negroes. The bill without the amend ment was passed. It provides universal transfers on the basis of cash fares, or six -tickets for 25 cents.- At 4:35 p. nu thc House adjourned until Monday. Ocean mail subsidy and currency legis lation were both the subjects of speeches iu the Senate Monday. Senator Oallin ger opened the debute hi favor of his bill for ocean mail subsidy to build up Aineil enn merchant mariue, and he was follow ed by Senator Depew, who strongly ap proved the monsure. Senators Simmons of North Carolina and AVhyte of Mary land spoke in criticism of tho Aldrich cur rency bill, Senator Wliyte announcing that he would not vote for any measure now before the Senate. An hour, was de voted to further consideration ot, the bill to revise the criminal code, and at 5:14 o'clock the Senate adjourned.' The unusual spectacle of the committee -on rules being overruled by its chairman, the Speaker, 011 the iloor of the House of Representa tives, was witnessed la that body, much to the discomliture of Mr. Daizell, a mem ber of the committee. Mr. Dulzeli brought in a resolution providing lor an' Investi gation of peonage la the Southern Stat, but the Speaker, on an objection by Mr. Mann. (111.), held It was not privileged. Despite Mr. Dalsell'a- argument, ,tb Sneaker refused to aJUr bis decision and the resolution was recommitted. Th rmy appropriation bill, carrying $85,(107 1 .rsM5, was taken up. After Mr Hull . (Iowa) had explained its provisions, Mr. Slayden (Texas) criticised "the enormous extravagances for the military establish- j ment," while Mr. Holiday (Ind.) plead ed for Increased pay for the enliBted men of the army. At 4:5? p. m. the House adjourned. Currency legislation was the chief topic Tuesday. For nearly three hours Sen-;' ator Owen of Oklahoma spoke on the Aid-, rich bill, claiming that he had,, through former Senator Jones of Arkansas, id V.KHt proposed legislation somewhat simi-t lar to the bill under consideration, but with essential differences, which he de-i dared would have prevented the recent' panic had it been enacted into law. The Indian appropriation bill received consid eration during a part ot the day. , General debate ou the army appropriation bill again furnished opportunity for free ex-j pression of opiuion on the Issues of the duy in the House. Mr. Garrett of Ten, nessee and Mr. Pau of North Carolina rJ raigned the Republican party for its poli cies with regard to the tariff, while Mr' Hayes of California denounced the finan cial system of the United States af "patchwork" and the Aldrich bill as "fall, ing far short of the remedial legislation needed." The only remarks pertinent t the army bill were made by Mr. Parke' of New Jersey, who spoke In favor of thi proposition of increased pay for the o!fi cers and men, and Mr. Koaterman o Wisconsin in support of restoration . Tie canteen. ; SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. Fire destroyed the Pine Tre' Worsts Company's plant at Putnam, Cona. Loa fio.ooo. y; Fire destroyed the rouudhoiW and tua chine shop of the Central New Knglan Railroad at FUhklll Landing, N. Y. Loa 1100,000. ' . ; Miss Alice Hollia, who is totally blind sailed from New York on the steamr Statendam, on her way to Weixbadei Germany, wrnr she bopee to recover h light. '