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State Historical Society MOTTO 111 The News Wbcn It I Heirs. VOLUME XVIII DAKOTA CITY, NEB., FRIDAY, JUNK 2, 1910. NUMBER 4J v LATEST BY TELEGRAPH SUMMARY OF THE NEWS OF THE WHOLE WORLD. RANK RORRER FAILS 1.VKIN2 ATTKMPT TO IXHIT OK.1IMAN IXSTITITION. When at Haj. After killing One noil Wounding Several, He until 1m1 shot on llliiiw-ir. Falling lcail in hlreet. A desperute attempt nt robbery which occurred ut KredberR, Hessen, late Wednesday afternoon resulted In two deaths and the wounding of sev eral persons. A bomb was exploded ut about half past 4 o'clock in the city hall. The roof, doors and windows were shattered and the staircase de stroyed. The officials, who were still ut their desks, marvelously escaped being killed, end they made their way out of the building: by means of lad ders. In the meantime a black masked robber entered the adjoining branch of the Imperial bank and attacked tile manager, who resisted. The robber then drew a revolver nnd shot the manager in the neck. He seized a quantity of bank notes and some gold and (led. Having gained the street he mount ed a bicycle and dashed off In the di rection of Nauhelm. A great crowd attracted by the explosion pursued the desperado, who repeatedly tired, one boy was killed and two others were wounded. The police Jumped into an automobile and sped after the man, finally overtaking him. Finding that he could not escape, the robber sprang off his bicycle and tired his last shot Into his temple, falling dead on the street. He was recognized as a chauf feur named JJarkenstein, who was suspected some time ago of placing q bomb In front of a prominent bank er's house in Frankfort. THKKK MOMIOKS W'HIPPKl). CSiargetl by Pohse with Attempted As wiiill on Two (ii'Ix. Three negroes, charged with an at tempted assault on the two daughter of Alexander Hall, a farmer in Ballard county, Ky., were lodged In jail at Wy cliffe, Ky., Wednesday, night "-founding a chase with bloodhounds. They were caught several miles oul of Wycliffe by a posse and severely whipped with hickory switches, and one of them was shot through the hip. Later they were released from cus tody and ordered to leave the section, ut the request of the father of tho Klrls. They left town immediately. AX KXKCVTION PIT OI K ;v. Dciicen (ii-ants Reprieve to Rob ert Martin, Colored. Hubert Martin, colored, who win sentenced to hang for the murder at Fast St. Iouls of Floyd Harris, was Kiveji a 30-day reprieve by Gov. I e neen Wednesday at the request of the state board of pardons. The reprieve is given so that dis trict Judge Cowl may place in the hands of the governor a letter stat in the facts in regard to the case. $1 ((0.000 St. Paul I lie. Three men were injured during a fire at St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday which destroyed the five-story build ing and occupied by the Andrew Scherch Grocery company at the cor ner of llroadway and Fast Seventh street. The loss Is estimated at $100,000. Woman Rurucil to lcatli. Mrs. Nina Osborne, wife of Herman Osborne, a well known farmer living eight miles south of Hurlington, la. whs burned to death at her home Wednesday by her clothing Igniting from a stove at which she was pre. paring supper. King (icorge'n Coronation. It has practically been arranged that the coronation of King George will take place about the middle of May, 1911. Immediately after this ceremony the duke of Connaught will proceed to Canada to assume the of fice of governor general. IIoiiht Publisher Icuil. David Winston Jones, aged 80, a pioneer newspaper publisher of In diana, died at Fort Wayne, Ind.. Wed nesday of injuries received In falling from a window while walking in his sleep at the home of his daughter. Sioux City Live Stock Market. Wednesdays quotations on the Sioux City live stock market follow: Corn-fed steers, $7.25 8.50. Top hogs, 9.20. Society Woman Kncls Life. Mrs. W. P. G. Harding, wife of the president of the National bank of Kir mlngbam, Ala., shot and killed herself at her home in Qlenirs Wednesday afternoon. Chamber of Commerce. The international congress of cham tvra of commerce in London Wednes day accepted by acclamation an Invi tation to hold the neaalon of 1912 In Jtoeton. RICkai;i picks ri:o. 'RutUe of Century" to Come Off a SchcdHlco". With Reno, Nevada, definitely fixed is the battle ground and with posi tive assurance from the governor that no attempt to Interfere will be made by the state authorities, and with preparations already under way for building the arena, the Jeffries-John son flRht seems certain of fulfillment July 4. No further complications are anticipated. The selection of a site for staging the big fight was made Tuesday after noon. It Is a rock strewn field in liast Iieno, about a mile and a half from the city, and Is familiar Vi ring history as the scene of the Hurt-Root contest of July 4, 1906. It Is regarded as an Ideal loaation. na It affords plenty of ground or such Tructure, and Is within easy walk ing distance of the city. On one side it is flanked 'by the tracks of the Southern Pacific and on another bv a trolley line known as the Reno-Sparks lnterurban railway. A contractor went over the location with Rickard and the Reno flght committee and Immediately began to carry out plans already prepared for the construction of the arena. A building about 300 feet square mod eled along the Identical lines of the structure begun in San Francisco will be put up. It Is hoped to have it completed by the first of the month. No change will be made in the origin al arrangement of seats. Plenty of lumber Is said to be uvullable. TORNADO'S STKAXGE FIlFAk. Woman I.lrteri from net! ami Depos ited in a Wauon rtox. Lifted from the bed in which she as sleeping by a tornadi that demol ished the house, Mrs. W. Rundolph, living near Fort Morgan, Colo., Tuesday night was carried 26 feet through the air and deposited In a wagon that stood in the yard behind the house. Beyond a few minor bruises and the nervous shock result ing from her exper'ence the woman apparently has suffered no injuries. Two small children who were in the bed with Mrs. Randolph were unln jured. AfOIKXCK IX A PAXIC. smoking Picture Films Give Cincin nati Theater iiocrs a Fright. The smoking moving picture films caused an embryonic panic and a call for the police and fire departments at a vaudeville theater nt Cincinnati, O., Tuesday, but policemen rushed into the structure, forced back the excited persons who were, surging to ward the doors and organized a safe exit for the 3,000 men, women and children in the place. The blaze was extinguished with only nominal loss Garfield's Son Kindled. For decorating with their school colors flags and evergreens the large granite soldiers' memorial shaft In the middle of the town, John Garfield, u senior, son of former Secretary of the Interior James Garfield; Harry Crocker, of San Francisco, and Frank Andrews and John Dunham, both of New York, were expelled from Taft school at Watertown, Conn., by Hor ace Taft, the principal. A Double Hanging. Walter and Renjamin Aston, cous ins, were hanged together in the coun ty jail at Lancaster, Pa., Tuesday for the murder of Alfred Hallman in Pe quea township in January, 1909. Hall man and his aged wife lived in a hovel and were known to have money. Jump Into River. Two firemen were injured and eight fmployea escaped by jumping from windows into the river below when fire attacked the plant of the Grelss Pflegger Manufacturing company In Chicago Tuesday. Two Men Burn to Death. Two men were burned to death In a fire which destroyed the Century club cottage at Battes park at Beverly, Mass., Tuesday. The dead are Henry B. Barrett of Peabody, and Bert Mc Shane of Salem. Summer in Chicago. The arrival of belated summer an nounced Itself at Chicago Wednesday with the first heat prostration of the season. The victim was an 11 -year-old boy, who succumbed while playing with companions at a picnic. The thermometer at 10 a. m. registered 80 degrees. Tralii Strikes an Auto. F. C. Randall and R. C. Proudfit were killed and their wives probably fatally wounded when an Illinois Cen train struck an automobile in which they were riding at Chicago Sunday, Oil Companies Merge, Practically all the details have been perfected for the merger of twenty of the large oil producing companies in the Oklahoma field into one company, with its own refineries and pipe lines, at Kansas City Monday. Quebec Publisher IH-ad. Richard White, for forty years on of the owners of the Montreal Ga zette and latterly president of the Qa. sette Publishing company, died Tues. day, aged 76 years. Prince fedora Dead. Princess Fedora, of Schleawlg-lfol-tein, the youngest sister of Empres August Victoria, died suddenly Tues day from heart disease. The print en tu born on July A, 1174. TOWN I'MMOlt lil'AltD, Rebel Mote In Mexico Causing Grntfl Concern. It was reported at Ulsbee, Art.. Tuesday that Mexican attempted to seize the Mexican customs house at Naeo, Sonorn. The premature discovery of smug gled arms and ammunition, followed by the arrest of liaders of the discon tented faction and the proclamation of martial law In Cammed, Mexico, and other border towns probably has checked and discouraged n serious outbreak against the Mexican govern ment scheduled to take place on elec tion day, June 26. The revolutionary movement orig inated among the young element of northern Mexico, followers of Gen. Bernardo Reyes, now In Kurope, and of Senor Madero. cnndldate for presi dent, now under arrest In Monterey on the charge of causing crowds to form. The discontented faction de mands political liberty, free speech nnd the "right to vote." They an nounce that they will go to the polls on . election day prepared to light if denied their constitutional rights. The discovery that arms were smug gled across the border from the Unit ed Suites was followed by police raids in many villages of northern Sonorn. Four men were urrested Tuesday at Villa Verde nnd a number of rifles nnd revolvers and 1,0n0 rounds of ammunition were ruptured. At Chl vectrla, near Cananea. 4 5 rifles with ammunition were captured, and nt Buena Vista one house had 12 rifles with ammunition. Dealers at Blsbee. Douglas and Naeo, Ariz., have sold all the rifles and ammunition In stock. The police are now conducting a house to house search for arms In all the border towns. Chief of Police Rafael Lopez, of Cananea, has resigned and has disap peared. It is claimed he has fled in response to warnings that his fate would be the same as that of the mayor and chief of police of Culician, who recently was killed. The official residence of Gen. Luis Torrez in Cananea is be'ng prepared for occupancy. XK4.RO 1UHNKI) IX TKXAS. Alleged to Hate Been Slayer of a Young- White Woman. Leonard, Johnson, a negro, charged with having killed Miss Maude Red ding, a young white woman, was burned at the state jail by a mob at Rusk, Tex., Monday night. Sheriff Norwood and a posse were en route to Rusk with the negro when they were overpowered by a mob at Lone Star, near the home of the mur dered woman. It was stated he con fessed he-- had . murdered Miss Red ding. ' ' The negro was then tied to a stake and after brush had been piled high around him the torch was applied. Disregarding the pleading of Johnson the fire was fed until he was dead. Afterward the remains quickly die appeared. IIA1.I.OOMSTK DKSCKXI). Centennial Forced to Drop In the Kentucky Mountain. II. E. Honeywell and William As surmann, pilots of the balloon Centen nial, which left St. Louis Saturday evening, were forced to descend in the Kentucky mountains, six miles north of Bowen, Ky., Monday night. Within five minutes after the balloon ists descended one of the heaviest storms In years broke over that sec tion. Five hundred and fifty-seven miles of the trip from St. Lou's to the coast had been made when they were forced to land. It is said that mountaineers fired upon the balloonists whe.n they were 7,000 feet high. IsHla(ofT Released. Constantino Ispolatoff, the Russian who has been detained by the police In connection with the mysterious murder of ' Mrs. Porter Charlton, whose body was found parked In a trunk when fished out of Lake Como, was released Monday. Oregon Trunk Mystery. The body of a young man was I'ound in a trunk at the Union station in Portland, Ore.. Monday. A pool of blood near the trunk led to the dis covery. The man had been mur. dered. ' William Pitt Murray l)cil. William Pitt Murray, president of .he convention which framed the con ititutlon of Minnesota and one of the best known pioneers of the state, died In St. Paul Monday. Hush Fires in Ontario. Bush fires at Antikokan, Ont., de stroyed the large saw mill and stock of the J. D. Mi Arthur Lumber com. pany Monday. Loss, $100,000. Panama Contract Awarded. The contract for the giant lock of ;he Panama canal was awarded Mon day to a Pittsburg company at its bid of $5,374,474. Statehood Bill Signed l'p. President Tuft signed the statehood bill at 1:40 o'clock Monduy afternoon in the presence of Postmaster General Hitchcock, Senator Beveridge, chair man of the seuute committee on terri tories; Representative Hamilton, chairman of the house committee on territories; Delegute Cameron, of Arl zona; Delegate Andrews, of New Mex ico; James T. Williams, Jr., editor of the Tu-ion Citizen, and several other. Nebraska tSt Week . w form Slate News It CI-UMH F.STATF. Man from Texas Apcnr In Teeuinseli to KMahllsli Ills Identity. John Wilson, Jr., of Houston, Tex., i claimant for the property of the estate of the late Judge and Mrs. John Wilson, of Tecumseh, arrived In Tccumsch to make his claim In a legal way. Judge and Mrs. Wilson left an estate estimated to be worth $30,000, which to gn to their son, should he come to Tcuinseh and claim It be fore July 1, 1910. The son left home many years ago. following a quarrel with his father, and, although the pa rents spent a great deal of money and made trips to Scotland nnd Alas ka looking for the son, they died without realizing their greatest heart' desire, that of seeing him once more. ' Following tin ir deaths, which oc curred near em h other four or five years ago, several claimants appeared for the estate. The John Wilson, of Houston, ha declared that he would not come to Tei mnseh, but his wife has been prevailing upon him and lias evidently persuaded him to do so. KMKHSON 4.1VK.S IIKAVY HAIL. Alan Aft-used of Parsing Forged Check Gives tl.iiiio Bond. James W. Emerson, alias Martin, ;ave ball in the sum of $4,000 nt Fre mont Monday nnd was released. He was arrested May 28 on the charge of passing a forged check purporting to be signed by Hllliker & Schlicher for $493, on the Commercial Nutlotwil bank. When searched at the Jail nearly $6,000 was found on him In bills of large denominations. The county court fixed his bail on prelim inary examination at $2,500, which he immediately gave. He was again ar rested, released on habeas corpus, but held on an application for additional bail. The supreme court sustained the district court and fixed his ball at $4,000. Peculiar Accident. While hunting a cool sleeping place in the woodshed at 1 a. m., A. M. Williams, a plumber at Norfolk, fell on his hip, Igniting matches In a .treuser porHet.i.whlch et hi clothe afire. From his waist up hi body and face were seriously burned, the cloth being cooked Into the flesh. Nail in the pocket caused the match es to ignite. Engineer Badly Scalded. Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha passenger train No. 6, due in Sioux City at 12:30 p. m. Sunday, was delayed several hours, and Engineer Dan Murphy, better known as "Dad" Murphy, of Omaha, was quite badly injured when the driving rod of the engine broke while the train was running at full speed two miles south of Bancroft. Electrle Cars to Dakota City. Dakota City citizens have nearly completed raising $2,000 to provide for the electrification of the Sioux City, Crystal Lake and Homer rail road, so that curs can be operated to that city. Arrangements with the Sioux City Service compuny to supply electric power have been mude, and wire will be strung In a few days. Fatal Automobile Accident. O. W. Palmer, who was injured In n automobile accident, died at Spald ing. Mr. Palmer, with a party of friends, was returning from Peters burg Friday, when he lost control of the machine nnd It went over a 20 foot embankment. The car landed on top of him, the steeling wheel striking him on the chest. Ak Removal of County Attorney. Mayor C. M. llurlburt of Fairbury has asked the governor to remove from office County Attorney F. L. Rain of Jefferson county. In his com plaint filed with the chief executive Mr. llurlburt alleges that the county attorney not only rcf lists to prosecute persons charged with being drunk, but defends them in court. Chad roil Improvement m. Several large buildings are in course of construction in Chadron. More buildings have been erected this year than In any previous year of Its his tory. Work on the Carnegie library will be commenced as soon as a loca tion is decided upon. The normal school is an established fact. Jackkon Files for SiiMrintcndciit. W. R. Jackson, of I'nlverslty Place, ha Bled his name with the secretury of etute by petition for the democratic nomination for state superintendent. Sun Starts a Fire. The early morning ray of the sun mining in a store window set Fourth of July explosive afire Monday in the Kelsau drug store In Norfolk. A cool headed clerk picked out the burning bundle and threw them into the street. State Firemen's Tournament. The seventeenth annual Nebraaka State Firemen' tournament will be held In Tor July it, 27 and TFRRII'IF.S TIIK SPECTATORS, Lincoln Boy Grab Clutch Rope of Balloon ami Ascends. Clyde Heckle, an 18-year-old Un- coln boy. made a terrifying 6.000-foot balloon ascension recently, clinging for a part of the time to the clutch rope of the air craft. He landed a half mile from the start In the mid dle of a shallow lake at a summer resort near the 'city. Adolph Wel berg, an aeronaut, who gives exhibi tions ut the resort by ascending and dropping In H parachute had made preparations for his regular trip, and young Heckle, with other, was hold ing the ropes. The boy had asked to be allowed to make the ascent, but was refused. J ust as the aeronaut, seated In his parachute attachment! called to his' assistant to let go. Heckle, with a knife, severel the two ropes bidding the aeronaut, and as the airbag leaped upward he grasped the clutch rope of the balloon proper, Wclberg, with his parachute, being left on the ground. For possibly a thousand feet Heckle went upward al most like a ticket, clinging only with his hands. Then he managed to awing himself astride the clutch rope, und nfter an ascent of over a mile, came down without mishap. DU. SI TIIERLAXD RETIRES. Head of Grand Island College Will Be Succeeded by Dr. Garrison. It Is announced that In another year Dr. George Sutherland, president of the Grand Island college, will retire from the position and Dr. Garrison, recently of Pcllu, in., will succeed htm. Dr. Sutherland has been at the head of the Institution for the last seventeen years and desired to retire this year. Dr. Garrison, however, pre ferred to be with the Institution in a lesser position at least one year be fore assuming the responsibilities a president, nnd this ha been agreed upon Jietween the two nnd the board of trustees. Dr. Garrison come at the recommendation of Mr. Suther land. The new educator la a graduate of Yale. EPISCOPAL RECTOR IS DEAD. Iter. Kv R. Earle, of McCook, Found Dead In Bed. Rev. K. It. Karle, the well known Episcopal rector of AlcCook, who ha charges over several .points in that section of the state, was found dead In his bed-room Tuesday afternoon at about 3 o'clock. He had been in ap parent good heulth. Heart failure I the given cause of death. Mr. Earle was in Arapahoe visiting her parent at the time. Shot Pcpix r Into Church. Small boys with nlr gun and red pepper created quite a commotion at the children's day exercise at the Baptist church, Wymore. Th pep per was shot into the open wlnodw with the guns and proved very Irri tating to the audience. An effort to capture the boys failed. To Sup Railroad Company. Six hundred trees, comprising an orchard between Fremont and Arling ton, were destroyed by a fire which the owner, MaJ. Ormsby, says wa started by sparks from an engine. Ormsby say he will sue the railrbad company for the value of the tree. Hardware Store Robbed. At an early hour Tuesday morning Dan Kavanaugh's hardware store In Fulrbury was broken Into and robbed of about $300 worth of merchandise. The robbers gained entrance to the store by breaking u lock on the back: window. Engine Spark Start Fire, Fire which is supposed to have had its origin in a spark from an engine did about $2,000 damage to the prop erty und stock of the Emeraon-Bran-tingham manufacturing company 1 miaha Tuesday. Smiilliii DisapM-ar. George Smullin, a collector for the Metropolitan Life Insurance com pany at Beatrice, ha disappeared, and A. iC. Kahl, assistant superintend ent of the company, say he ha checked up his book and found him short about $100 and some unpaid bills. Captain Scott Resigns. Captain A. R. Scott of Company M, First regiment, Nebraska National Guards, bus resigned and his resigna tion ha been accepted by Adjt. Gen. llartigun. Cuptuin Siott 1b located at McCook. New Bank for Gresham. Gresham I to have a new bank, known a the Gresham State bank. capitalized at $16,000. Stockholder ar building a new brick building. There hi much talk also of a furmera elevator company for this fall. Sudden I e th at Craig. . Monday evening about 8 o'clock Mr. Eliza Miller, of Craig, died sud denly. She waa 78 yeur ok and wt orii In Clearfield, I 'a. aiESTO PHILADELPHIA WITH EXPRESS SPEED Charlet K. Hamilton Covert 8 Miles from New York In Let than Two Hour. RACES FAST RAILWAY TRAIN. Epeed of forty-six Miles an Houfl on the Westward Voyage- Is Mad with Ease. Charles K. Hamilton, the young avV tor who ha achieved world-wide fa.ni in lees than a year, at Philadelphia Monday made the most daring flight of hi career, traveling in his biplane rrom Governor's Island, N. V., to a point at the outskirts of Philadelphia, a distance of eighty-six miles, In 118 minutes, unofficial time. Hamilton flew over Tascony, a sub urb, five and three-fifths miles from the start, at 11:39. At 33.46 he passod over Cornwells, eleven and one-half miles from the start. He crossed th Delaware River and passed over Peon- jylvanla Railroad station here nt Tren ton, twenty-seven miles fro the start, at 12:06 p. ra., sailing over the tracks sbout 400 feet. The atmosphere had cleared and he was plainly visible to the crowd below. The special tram passed through Trenton at 12:11 p. m-i five minutes behind the aviator. Hamilton passed a point a mile west or Philadelphia, fifty-one and one half miles from the start, at 12:34. Train and flying machine fere travel ing together. To catch up with Ham ilton the train U said to have been run seventy-five miles an hour between Trenton and Monmouth junction. Th round-trip distance is the longest city to-city flight ever .made by an avlato', exceeding the record flights of Curtlss and Paulhan. The speed ot the flight was at an average of 1:19 a mil. ibout forty-six miles an hour. A feature of the wonderful achieve ment was the ease with which the aviator followed a train on the Penn lylvania Railroad running at high fpeed. According to his program, h flew from Governor's Island to South Elizabeth, Nr. J., where the train wa awaiting his appearance. Prom that point, town after town along th line reported that th train had passed with Hamilton flying directly over It. At Princeton he went near the old collet town, so that students and graduates (rathereil there for commencement week right, asve. a chance to see him. MOODY TO LEAVE BENCH. Retirement of Supreme Justice Pro vided for by Congress, i Identical bills to construe the re tirement law bo that Associate 'justice Moody of the I'nlted States Supreme Court may come under Its operation were Introduced In Congress by Sena tor Lodge and Representative Gil lette of Massachu setts. Justice Moody, who hat been ill for a year. Is understood to be in a condition that would prevent his resumption of JLDUE MOODT. duty on the bench even next fall. A precedent that fits his case was estab lished years ago in the caso of Justice Hunt The retirement of Justice Moody will create the third vacancy on the Supreme bench for President Taft to fill. TO IXY FORECAST FLAGS. Rural Mall Carriers to Be Prophets by Proxy to Parmer. To extend the United States weath er bureau service to the rural dis tricts, by making every rural mall car rier a herald of the official predictions, is the unique idea of Representative Mt Henry of Pennsylvania, who has in troduced a bill to that effect. Mr. Mc Henry proposes In his bill to have every vehicle in the rural mall deliv ery service equipped with flags denot ing the weather prediction for th day. The rural mall wagons thus, in leav ing their starting point each day, would fly from their tops flags which would indicate to every farmer and country resident the opinion of th government forecaster as to what the wenther would be for the next twenty, four hours. CANADA BARS CHEAP LABOR. Men Seeking Jobs Must Show f.200 Before They Can Enter. Canadian authorities on the north vestern boundary are rigidly enforcing t regulation requiring alien laborers, with the exception of Americans, ap plying for admission to that country :o have $200. The result has been, as thown by reports received in Wash ngton, that the great majority ot rail road laborers and those needed on .rge contract works, who have flocked Irom Seattle, practically have bees hut out. Some of the American railroad builders In Alaska have beta enforcing i rule that only white men can work for them, all nationalities UIng ex cluded except laborers from northern Europe, America, Australia trd New Eealand. ft The Week in Congress The public land withdrawal Mlt was ODBsed by the Senate Wednesday after a debate upon that measure which cor ered the entire session. JtiBt before) adjournment the statehood bii! waa laid before the Senate as the uniinlshj. fd business. The land bill w,m amended as to provide for the Issuance; of 130,000.000 worth of certificates of Indebtedness with which to complet irrigation projects already in course of construction. The bill providing for t new civil government for Porto RIctJ was panned by the House. Thia meas ure Is planned to take the place of tl Foraker net, under which the inland 1 now governed, and provides for a more representative government than is ad ministered under the present law. After two anil a half hours of'con slderatlon the Senate Thursday pnsseJ the bill granting statehood to Arlzonal and New Mexico. 1'pon the final pass age of the bill a roll call developed a unanimous vote of Bixty-flve Senators In favor of the measure. The confer once report on the railroad bill was taken up, but action was postponed. A number of minor bills, including: many public building meaaurea. ver passed. The consideration of the de flclency bill occupied the House. Gen eral debate was concluded and ft wa. partly read for amendments. Mr Humphrey, of Washington, spoke upon combinations by foreign steamship lines for the purpose of keeping up rates upon goods shipped from port of the United States. He said the Standard Oil Company, the steel cof Deration and the harvester combine rC ceived preferential rates which stroyed competition with them. By a vote ot 50 to ll the Senate Friday agreed to the conference port on the railroad bill. Before afl journlng, the motion to concur in th House amendments to the postal sav ings bank bill waa made the unfln ished business. ' The House conclude its session by adopting a new rule bf which a majority of Its membership may at any time recall from a com mittee any bill or resolution referred to It and place the measure upon the calendar for consideration. Advocate of this new rule claim that It will ef fectually prevent the pigeon-holing of any proposed legislation which has the approval of a majority of the House. The adoption of the new rule; was by a unanimous vote. The de ficiency appropriation bill was undef consideration" during most of the ses sion, but was not disposed ot. The Senate Saturday discussed a mo tion by Senator Brlstow to discharger the committee on the Judiciary frora the further consideration of the reso lution providing for the election of United States Senators by direct vote and a motion by Senator Carter to concur In the House amendments to the postal savings bank bill. Neither motion was acted on. The resolution! authorizing an investigation of the charges made against Senator Lorlmer of Illinois in connection with his elec tion was reported favorably from tho- committee on privilege and elections and was referred to the committee oo contingent expenses. The House final' ly disposed of the railroad bill and the bill granting statehood to Arizona and New Mexico, only the approval of tho Prealdent being required to make them laws. Both ot these administration measures received a practically unani mous vote. The general deficiency bllL appropriating nearly $6,000,000, was also passed The Senate on Monday adoDted thft resolution directing tbo committee oO privileges and elections to investigate! the charges of bribery in connection witn the election of Senator Lori:ner Senator Carter's motion to concur irt the HoiiRe amendments to the postal savings bank bill was considered, but not disposed of. Senator Borah deliv ered an extended speech on the West- attitude toward conservation. A com mission to consider means for the pro niotlon of international peace was nro vlded for by a resolution passed by tn House. Among many other measures passed were bills providing for the re tirement of Justice Moody of the Uni ted States Supreme Court on full payy requiring all ocean-going vessels leav ing ports of the United States and car rying more than fifty passengers to lie equipped for wireless telegraphy; and providing for a commission to attend the centenniul anniversary of the Re public of Mexico. At a night sessions tin public buildings bill and numerous minor measures were passed. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES Reuben S. Crohn, former public ad ministrator at Kansas City, shot hlm elf when confronted with exposure of his alleged theft of $50,000 from the estate ofyAdolph Huntemann. of hicn he wa administrator, lie died. An Increase in wajies ranging on ft graduated scale of from 1 to 3 cent per hour wu granted to the employes of the Cincinnati Traction Company, operating the street cur line in that city. More than 2,000 men will be af fected. The cost to English employer of In-aurina- their workmen uculnst accident; In lttog amounted to $10,000,000. I'nder the compensation act the employers do not themselves pay out the money to their men In case of accident. That 1 done by accident insurance com punlea that bond the employer.