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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TB1BUHE
LRA L. BARE, Publisher. TERMS, $1.25 IN ADVANCE. WORTH PLATTE, - - NEBRA8KA EPITOME OF EVENTS GENERAL NEWS AND NOTES FRESH FROM THE WIRE. THE STORK IN A NUTSHELL Embracing Condensation of Events In Which Reader Generally Are Mora or Lete Concerned. Washington. President Taft's incssago to the fipcclal session of congress was In cluded In nbout 1,000 words. A now countorfolt ton dollar noto, a photograph production of tho buffalo note, cloverly executed, was announc ed by the secret service. G. It. Colton, governor of Porto Rico, sailed for homo, He will go to Washington to consult with President Taft and tho wnr department with reforenco to the nffnlrs of tho island. Following a meeting of tho demo crats of tho houso on tho ways and means committee, Chairman Under wood expressed tho belief that no tar iff legislation or method of procedure would bo laid beforo the houso for several days. Tho situation on tho Mexican bor der Is to bo the subject of u speech In tho sennto by Sonator Itaynar of Maryland. Mr. Kayner Informod the senato ho would consider tho ques tion not only as It Involves Mexico, but Japan as well. "When tho national republican con vention meets in 1012 there will bo one namo boforo It, William Howard Taft, predicted Chauncoy M. Dopow, former senator from Now York, to tho republican club in his first public uttcranco slnco the election of his nuc ccssor. Tho prcsldont sent to tho sonato tho following appointments of post masters in Nebraska: 'William D. Swindell, Mlnatare William W. Mo Gaw, WlleonvUlo; John M. McGuiro, Benson; Jamea II. Logan, Ponca; Timothy C. Cronln, Spalding; E. S. DaviH, North Platte; Otto Zuelow, Schuylor; Aaron W Locks, Falls City; Charles S, Hughes, Pender; Lewis S. McKughlln, Emerson, Tho advantngo of striking when the Iron Is hot applies to tho necessity for arranging ponco in Moxlco now, In tho opinion of Dr. Vasquoz Gomez, head of tho confidential agency of tho Mexican revolutionists In Wash ington. Dr. Gomez pointed out that It was most opportune to treat for peace, but that a month from now, possibly two months, tho rovolutlon probably will havo reached such pro portions as to lnako nothing but a romploto triumph and tho capturo of Mexico City uccoptablo, General. Presldout Diaz says ho will stop Astdo it tho pcoplo so wIbIi. Troops at San Antonio aro declared to bo under perfect discipline. Tho president's mcssngo to con Cross wns limited to reciprocity. Americans think tho troops of Diaz In tiorthorn Moxlco are bottlod up. Tho country'8 trado movement Is elow, but tho future outlook is bright. Sonator' Dopow says thnt Taft Is euro to bo renominated for president Tho army maneuvers In Toxaa nro proving of groat bottom to tho troops. Fifty men and boyn lost their lives In a coal lijlno near Scranton, Pa., by fire. A bill to restore tho army canteon was Introduced by Roprosontntlve Bartholdt of Missouri, A policy of conciliation has boon ngtoed to by tho two factions of tho republican party In tho sonata. Oklahoma stato school land com mission has announced It will sell 1,536,862 acres, beginning Juno 23. Premlor Qlovanna Glolottl present ed his associates Itvtho now cabinet to tho Italian parliament, II. IT. Kohlsaat gave tho namo of -the man who said a corruption fund liad boon raised to elect Lorlmor. Mombors of the Drooklyn Institute -which expelled Dr, Cook, elected Ad miral Peary to honorary membership, A resolution ratifying tho lncomo tax amendment to tho fedoral consti tution was adopted by tho Tonnossoo sennto. Nebraska's threo domocratio mom bors of tho houso furod well in tho commlttco assignments which were reported to tho caucus. Henry SultB, aged 105 years, died t Council Dluffs, In. Ho built tho first houso lu Ouinha and has re sided in Council Muffs 58 years. Flro that destroyed tho carpot mak ing plant 'of tho Cochrane Manufac turing company at East Dedlmm, Mass., caused a Iobs estimated at 1200,000. Tho price of wheat advanced lu tho Chicago pit us a result of European war talk. Capt Palmor, ox-postmaster and prominent in business and a rand Irmy circles, died suddenly In Oma fla. Bids wero opened at the Chilean legation at Washington for tho con struction of one battloBhlp of 26,000 tons of the Dreadnaught type. One hundred and forty leading citi zens, including many women, wero appointed by Mayor Gaynor as a com mltBlon to arrango for a safe, Bane ad patriotic celebration on July 4. Republicans scored n victory In tho municipal election nt St. Louis. Republican Innurgcnts In tho houso aro disposed to act Independently, Sonator Brown will offer a resolu tion to admit Arizona and Now Mix ico. Thoro Is certain to bo n rovlvnl of tho Lorimcr case In the nntlonal sen nto. Tho country Is confronted with a republican senate nnd dcmocrntlo house! A bill to lcgnllzo boxing contests hns been Introduced In the Colorado house. t Friends of tho Aldrlch currency plan aro to conduct n campaign In its favor. Booker T, Washington hns pur chased a summer home on Long Island. Democrats In congress have out lined a big lot of work for the extra session. Tho president Is to push Canadian reciprocity to tho exclusion of every thing else. Tho government suffered a setback In its prosecution of Alaska coal land cases at Seattle. Tho Massachusetts house of repre sentatives rejected tho bill granting suffrago to women. Carter Harrison, democrat, was elected mayor of Chicago by a ma jority around 18,000. Rudolph Forster linn been appoint ed chief clerk of the oxcctitlvo offices at tho Whlto House. The annual boat raco between Har vard and Ynlo will be rowed ut New London on Friday, Juno 30. Speaker Champ Clark In hs speech announced tho pledges which tho domocratio majority must keep. Tho supreme court disappointed n big crowd by falling to rulo on tho Standard Oil and tobneco cases. No progress hns been mndo toward catching the men who dynamited tho Springfield, Mass., munlclpnl building. Dr. L. II. Murlln, president of Bnk. er university, Baldwin, Knns., bus ac cepted tho presidency of Boston uni versity. Secretary of the Navy Moyor has employed a commission to Install sci entific management In tho navy ynrd shops. Tho Nobraska senate passed n reso lution asking tho regents to discharge tho head of tho university extension burenu. Governor Hadloy, of Missouri, has vetoed tho immigrant board bill on tho brounds that It was a political measure. nobert E. Davoy, tho Boston boy broker, Is being brought back from Brazil for trial on tho chargo of cm bozzlcment. Mayor Gaynor has appointed a com mltteo of 140 loading citizens to ar rango for n safo nnd sane Fourth of July in Now York. Tho archbishop ofCanterbury will bo asked to start a great religious nlovement in favor of tho Anglo American arbitration. "General" 8tanloy, tho Amencnn lender of tho rebels In Lower Cali fornia, took full command of tho in surrcct08 of Moxlcnll. Tho British cruisers Kent and Chal lenger arrived at Valparaiso, Chile, bringing tho special rapresontntlvos of; King George on n vlatt of courtesy, i Harvard collego has been hit by an opldomlo of tho Gormun measles; and hnlf a hundred studonts aro now. under treatment in tho collego In firm nry. 1 B. F. Bush, president of tho Wost- orn Mnryland rnllway, has boon' selected to succeed Gcorgo J. Gould, uh president of tho Missouri Pacltlo' railway. ' Governor Dlx, of Now York, hns votood a $50,000 appropriation to pro moto tho Grand Army of tho Ropub lto national encampment In Roches ter next August. A bou was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cary Rumsoy nt tho homo; of Mrs. Rumscy's mother, Mrs. E. II. Hnrrlmnn. Mrs. Rumsoy is tho dnughtor of the lato E, H. HarriinnnJ Ofllclnls of tho Southern Pnclflo railroad declined to discuss tho ro port that tho Rothschilds had takon an option on tho railroad holdings of tho Associated Oil company for $30, 000.000. Tho hull of tho sunken battloshlp Malno In Havana harbor will bo ex-, posod not later than Juno 1, accord-' Ing to Frank M. Daniels, tho con tractor who built tho coffer dams around the ship. Herbert George Leo, ngod thirty olght, said to havo boon prominent dontist of Dos Moines and of a well-to-do family, was Imprisoned for day light robbery nnd subsequently sen tenced to tho ntnto prison. Personal. Senator Cummins tnvors overhaul ing tho civil snrvlco laws. Congressman Norrls rofuood to en ter tho ropubltcnn houso caucus. If tho Lorlmor case Is rovlaed In tho senate tho verdict may ba differ ent. Senator Norrls Brown hns asked for a boost In commlttco chairman ship. Socrctary Wilson Is diligent In his enforcement of tho pure food and drug net Secretary MacVeagh Is an advocato of n civil pension list. Mr. Bryan visited tho president and tho two conferred for an hour. PoBtmnster General Hitchcock has mado swooping changes In tho rail way mall service Minority Lender Mann has asked for moro time In making up his com mittees of tho house. Representative Mann, of Illinois, wan mado minority leader at tho re publican houso caucus. W, J. Bryan will inform a Tonnes boq delegation he has no intention of leavlug Lincoln bs his home. THE CLOSING HOURS COTH HOUSES VERY BUSY AS END DRAWS NIGH. ADJOURNMENT NEAR AT HAND First Night Session of Senate 8pent In the Passage of 8lxtn Ap propriation Bills. ,' Tho ancient nnd honorable cere mony of stopping tho clock was per formed In tho houBo Thursday night at just a quarter past ten. Officially it will remain 10:15 o'clock of April C until Saturday night or possibly Mondny to cnablo tho legislature to mako good tho report of Its confer onco commlttco in adjournment upon the 0th. Tho senate spent Its first night ses sion In passing appropriation bills, tho 1G appropriation bills passed car rying a total hi $394,440.80. Tho bills passed provldo $2,000 for marking tho Oregon trail, $5,000 for a Btato building inspector, $12,000 for a heating plant for. the school for the blind nt Nobraska City, $100,000 for tho medical school nt Omaha, $3,000 for tho relief of W. A. Phllpot, $15, 000 for sewer and water main con struction at Wayne, $76,000 for wonk school districts, $600 for the reliof of Lbulso Rollins, nn dmployo at tho In stitute for the foeble-mlnded at Boat rice, $15,000 for connecting tho city water main and tho school for tho deaf nt Omnhn, $40,000 for n hospital for Indigent tuberculosis sufferers, to bo established west of tho 99th me ridian; $2,000 for the purchnso of land for tho school for tho blind, $100,000 for two new buildings nt tho Lincoln asylum for tho insane, $340.80 to pay for paving nt tho orthopedic hospital in Lincoln, $12,500 for the purchase of ten acres of land for the school for the deaf, $55,000 for a new wing on the Koarney normnl building nnd $0, 500 for repairs at tho stato fish hatch cry. Tho sennto nlso passed houso roll No. 34, Fuller's bill providing thnt counties build their own bridges if costing less than $600 each. Tho ho tel commission ball was also passed. This provides n new official, a hotel commissioner, nt $1,800 a year. Houso roll No. 366, placed on third reading by tho senate, carries a total of $1,191,560. Houso roll No, 511, tho goneral malntenanco bill, carries $3, 082,770 b placed on third reading by tho sennto. Flag to Old Soldiers. Senators Buhrman nnd Bodtnson Joined In n motion thnt tho flag float ing from tho staff ubovo tho senato chamber shall at tho end of tho sos slon be presented to tho Grand Army past nt St. Paul, Neb., and the flag back of tho president's desk shall go to the Grand Army post nt Kearney. Tho resolution, though opposed, wns adopted, Inquiry Into Insane Hospitals. A resolution of Inquiry regarding tho condition of tnsnno patients now In stnto Institutions was put through tha houso. Tho resolution stated that thero havo been complaints concern ing tho crowding of somo asylums nnd that tha board of public lands nnd buildings could, If It mndo an ef fort, obvlnto the difficulties. No Money for Library. The offort of tho NobrnBka Histori cal society, In sptto of persist ent lobbying by agents of both soxes, fnllod to land the $225,000 which was to havo gono for n library building. The sennto library and tho rccordB of tho society wero to bo housed in this building. Telephone Mergers. Tolophone mergorB under tho control of tho railway commlBBlon wore mado it possibility If tho governor npproves, when tho house concurrod In tho son ata amondmentfl to II, R. 537, tho Minor physical connection bill. Tho house cut tho merger clnuso out of the bill, but tho sennto pnsscd tho bill with tho merger addod. Tho houBu decided to concur. Commission QUI Passes. Tho commission form of govern ment bill recommended for pnssago was passed by tho houso 78 to 0, Thoro was no furthor opposition to tho bill, but John Morlurty, of Doug Ins, spoko to explain tho attltudo of some members of tho Douglas coun ty delegation, which hns been accused of working against tho bill. Appropriation of $100,000 Pasted. Tho senuto passed the bill carrying nn opprprlatlon of $100,000 for tho erection of a laboratory building In Omaha, which will form tho nucleus of tho now university medical Bchool. Charter BUI Vetoed. Tho veto ou tho Omaha charter bill reached tho houso of representa tives und for luck of 11 votes, tho houso failed to pass tho bill over tho governor's disapproval. Tho ballot was 49 to 41, and 60 was necessary. In setting forth his reasons for deny ing tho city officials his approval of the bill thoy drew, ho goes ovar tho arguments against heavy taxation which havo boon prosonted to him by Interested property holders and quotes several lottors In support of his position. VETO IS HELD GOOD. Sunday Dase Ball Bill Falls to Pass the House. The Sunday baso ball bill failed to pass tho houso over tho governor's veto. Tho vote Btood 54 to 40 nnd the fans could not mustor six moro Votes to make tho necessary three fifths. A long struggle had been ox poctcd, but tho first roll call showed conclusively wlint tho result would bo. The six absentees wore, four for the bill and two ngnlnot, nnd there would havo been no object In bring ing in tho missing. It was believed" thnt Cronln, Sagl, Smith and Minor would havo supported tho bill, but Moody and Wnlto wero ngainst It nnd that mado it Impossible to get sixty affirmative votes. Tho vote wns directly along party lines except for six members of each party. Tho six republicans who full ed to support tho governor wero Prince, Hnllcr, Nutz'mann, Hnslk and Kent. Tho six democrats who wero for the governor nnd ngnlnst tho bill wore Quackcnbush, Gnndy, Llndsoy, Norton, Potts nnd Taylor of Hitch cock. In reply -to a statement published by J, C. Byrnes declaring thnt the governor wns alone nnd "dead wrong" In din. opposition to tho Bartllng bill, tho governor Bald: "J. C. Byrnes is entirely responsl bio for tho failure if tho bnao ball bill. Ho declared openly thnt ho would put up a proposition that would boat, no matter what I did with It. Tho Intelligent baso ball enthusiasts know that I meant what I said when I promised to sign tho Lcldllgh bill If they would fix thnt up and pass it, and also promised that I would sign tho Bartllng bill If amended. I tried to get tho amendment mndo and most of tho roprcsontntlvos wero willing to voto for it, but Byrnes throw his Influcnco ngainst It. If any ono porson Is to blnmo for tho fact that wo cannot havo Sunday baso ball, it Is Byrnes himself. I was will ing to do my part of it" To Inspect State Buildings. Under tho provisions of a resolu tion Introduced by Senator Sclleck of, Lancaster and ndoptod by tho sonato, tho governor Is authorized to appoint ,an expert, preferably ono connocted with tho supervision and construction of buildings for the United Statos to mako n full Investigation of all al leged defective state buildings and re port to tho governor nnd board of public lands and buildings. It is un derstood tho Inspection is deBlred by Goorgo Berllngof, tho architect whoso work at Norfolk and Hustings wns criticised by houso and senate com mittees which investigated tho struc tures built for tho state. Governor Appoints Legislators. Governor Aldrlch sent tho following ns tho names of his appointees of leg islators who nre to visit tho oxposj tlon at San Francisco, without ex pense to tho stnte: Senators Jnnson, and Volpp, Roprcsontntlvos Busheo, Matrau, Stobblns nnd Wcosner. Un der a resolution adopted by the sen ato tho governor wns nsked to' ap point a delegation of legislators In cluding the lieutenant governor and speaker of tho house, to visit San Francisco in ndvnuco of tho exposi tion nnd to report on whether or not It Is ndvlsablo for Nobraska to havo a stato exhibit at tho exposition. Blltzer Gets the Flag. Tho house presented tho big flag which hangs back of tho speakers chair to Colonel L. A. Beltzer, assist ant sergeant nt arms of tho house. Tho presentation wub mndo after the reading of a resolution by Captain Matrau reciting tho valiant services of Colonol Beltzer In tho civil wnr. Tho gift was by unanimous voto. Bills Hurried Through. Tho sonnte on Tuesday morning passed 17 houso bills, Including tho Hardin puro seed bill, . Lancaster to Sue State. A resolution Introduced by Sollcck of Lancaster, which wns adopted, glvos permission onco moro for tho county of Lancaster to sue- tho state to rccovor n mixture of stnto and county funds lost In tho Cnpltal Nn tloanl bank of Lincoln In tho year 1903. Tho amount alleged to bo duo the county Is $5,000. The Judiciary Bill. Tho nonpartisan Judiciary bill was votoed by the governor and tho sen nto promptly pnssod It ovor tho voto by a vote of 20 to 12. Tho voto stands, for tho houso failed to pass tho bill over tho governor's objection by n margin of 9 votos, tho roll call standing 50 to 41. Costs of Disarmament. Tho sonnato passed sonato fllo No. 199, by Tlbbota, which provides for tho taxing of court costn In debar ment and contempt proceedings, Tho costs nro to ba charged to tha county In which tho action Is b'jgun, except when tho Informer Is proved to havo acted In bad faith.. No Charter Revision. Lincoln will havo no chnrter ro vision nt this session of tho legisla ture. The bill passed tho senate, but on reaching tho houso it was found to havo defects that It is now too lato to remedy. Nothing Doing. An effort was mado by the houso to reconsider the voto by which the regents wero authorized to npply for nnd accept tho Carnegio foundation for superanuated professors, The motion was defeated, STORM IN CONGRESS VIRTUALLY FOUR PARTIES ARE WORKINQ AT ODDS. BRYAN DIVIDES DEMOCRATS Sharp Line Drawn Between Conserva tives and Progressives, With. Out come in the Dark. Washington, It Is dally becoming mnnlfcst thnt congress Ib facing n stormy session and there can bo made no foreenst of tho probable legisla tive results. Tho fact that both of tho great political parties aro divided is no longer denied nnd tho leaders appear to hnvo little hope of restoring anything moro than surface harmony. Thoro are virtually four parties, each with a largo representation, working at odds in tho present ses sion. Tho republican minority of , the houso is divided between regulars and insurgents as was evidenced' by tho voto in tho speakership contest. Tho breach between those two fac tions is even wldor In tho republican majority of tho senate A sharp lino hns been drawn bo tween tho conservative democrats of tho senato, who are opposed to any attempt nt dlctntlon by William Jen nings Bryan and tho progressive dem ocrats, including practically all of tho new members and several veterans, like Sonator Stono of Missouri, who are Bryan adherents, The house dem ocratic majority seems to have es caped a break, but tho leaders fear the party contest in tho senato may at any tlmo spread to tho other branch. Tho situation has interfered with the selection of committees and tho beginning of legislative work. Probably there never has boon a congreBs where so much uncertainty existed and whoro tho uneasiness has been eo equally distributed between tho two major political parties. Of course, this Is due, in part, to tho fact that in tho present congress tho democrats aro in power in tho house and tho republicans aro in control of the senate. Tho real cause of tho anxiety Is bo lieved to bo due to tho proximity of tho party conventions which will se lect tho standard bearers for 1912 and tho knowlcdgo that a slip by either in tho extraordinary session or tho regular session to follow may very easily dotermlno tho result of tho next national campaign. So far as tho administration pro gram Is concorned there Is no room for speculation. President Taft has recommended the enactment of legis lation to carry out provisions of tho Canadian reciprocity agroemont, und It is no secret he would bo glnd to havo congress stop nt that and defer tho question of further revision until tho regular sosslon assembles next wlntor. His reason for this is that tho tariff board will bo ablo to report several schedules by that time. Neither Is thero any obscurity about the program of Speaker Clark, Roprosentatlvo Undorwood, chairman of tho new wnys and means commlt teo, nnd other democrats who aro di recting tho policy of tho houso. Their plnn for progressive legislation on sevoral subjects with which the coun try hns been familiar In the last year or so, has been given out. Guerilla Chief Is Killed. Mexican, Mex. Stanley Willlnms, tho guorllln leader, who was wounded In tho spectacular assault whon his little force of 80 mon engaged tho on tiro Eighth battalion of the Mexican army, died Sunday In tho Improvised hospital established by tho United States troops at Calcxlco. Togothor with tho other doad brought from tho battlefield flvo miles away, tho fallen chloftaln wns burled In tho llttlo graveyard nt Mexi can, Just behind tho breastworks. Williams' death was caused by a mis silo that plowed through tho head at tho baso of tho skull, tearing away tho rear portion of tho brain. Teddy Don't Wnnt Office. Spoknne, Wnsh. Theodoro Roose velt mado his first public declaration roguidtng his posslblo candidacy for the presidency at a luncheon glyon In his honor Saturday by tho Commerci al club. "I nm not an aspirant for nnything, becnuso I havo had every thing," ho declared. "No other man nllvo I don't know whothor I ought to use this simile in the presence of tho chaplain, but I nm going to take chancos no other man alive has had Buch a good run for his money." Two Hundred BUrned. Bombay, British India. Two hun dred mon, womon nnd children wero burned to death in a flro which de stroyed n thatched structure lu which thoy hod gathered for a festival. Turkish Troops Killing Rebels. Constantinople, Tho government troops, after stubborn fighting, have defeated tho Arab robots noar Sanaa, In Yemen, killing moro than 100. Abe Ruef a Dlbla Teacher. San Francisco Abraham Ruef who, slnco the incarceration In San Quen tin has adopted tho tono of nn opti mist and tho methods of a philan thropist, has turned hlmsolf to uplift ing bis collmatos and raising them to a higher piano by instructing them nightly in the Blblo. NEBRASKA IN BRIEF. News Notes of Interest from Varlout Section.- Bluo Hill wants tho Burlington to give tho town n now depot. Mr. nnd Mrs. J. D. Bnrloy of Strnt ton recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Tho legislature workod several days over tlmo but without any over time pay or any other pay. Ico men of Omnha will chargo mora for their product this year than Inst. Tho reason given is shortago of tho crop. Hon. W. J. Bryan has boon urged to transfer his rcsldenco from Lincoln to Memphis, Tcnn., but will remain at tho Nebraska capital. County Treasurer Charles Johnson of Otoe county hns issued a number of distress warrants ngainst those who failed to pay their taxes. Though vigorous efforts' havo been put forth, thus far no one hns been found implicated in tho murder of Mr. Cohn, tho Omaha morchant. A largo roward is offered for arrest and con viction of the guilty parties. A North Platte paper prints an ad vertisement asking for contractors' ftlds on tho Nebraska Central & Wostern road, to bo built from Brok en Bow to Gandy and beyond. Tho ad vertisement says grading must begin within ninety days and thnt 690,000 yards of dirt-moving is to bo let nt, this time. The road has offices at Broken Bow nnd Arnold. Jumcs J. Rccd of Omaha, recently released from tho Nobraska ponlton tlary after serving soven years fop the mhrdor of Glenna Ilynes, killed himself In a rooming house at Bur lington, In., by shooting. Rcod was sentenced for life. Governor Shallen berger commuted tho sontonco to ten years nnd good tlmo allowunco gavo Reed his liberty a short tlmo ago. At Sargent an enthusiastic crowd of farmers presented the town board1 with a petition to grant a franchUo to erect the Mutual Tolophone asso ciation of Sargent in that city. Attor neys Moon of Haylor and Nlghtengalo of Loup City defended the Crown overc Telephone company nnd Judge Wahl of Loup City interceded for tho Mutual. Tho franchise was granted. At n recent meotlng of tho direc tors of the Goodrich Bros. Banking company nnd tho Fnlrbury Savings bank, somo changes were made In the officers of both banks, owing to tho doath of E. E. Goodrich, who was president and dlroctor of both banks. Len Goodrich was elected to succeed his father as president of both the Goodrich bank and tho Falrbury Sav ings bank. Tho votes tnken on tho matter of closing tho Fairbury postofllce on Sunday resulted in a vote of 1,310 in favor of Sunday closing and 100 ngainst tho proposition. Postmaster Low Shelley will tako the matter up with tho department officials for a final decision. This movoment was boosted by the W. C. T. U. of Falr bury, as woll as tha various lodges and churches. Tho Eastern Nebraska Teachers' association closed an interesting ses sion nt Fremont, which placo was chosen for tho next annual meeting, winning easily over South Omaha, Tho election of officers resultod ns follows: President, Superintendent John Matzon, Fremont; vlco presi dent, E. C. Garrett, Fremont; secre tary, Mrs. F. B. WllllamB, Wahoo; treasurer, Superintendent C. N. Yal ton, Wahoo. Merchants In tho state handling, eggs, poultry nnd buttor, and nlso farmers, aro asked by tho Nebraska Egg Dealers' association to protest, to congress ngnlnst the Heyburn bill or nnything llko it. This bill Is aimed to provent cold storage of these product for longer than ninety days. Dealers say ninety days Is an absurdly short tlmo, and would com pel thorn to put eggs on the market In tho middle of the hot weather to spoil, instead of keeping thorn for tho tlmo whon hens do not lay. Cadet Taylor has entered upon his duties as surveyor of customs nt Omaha. There was strong opposition to his appointment, but without avail. Tho four convicts who recently es caped from tho Nebraska penitentia ry wero for a tlmo hiding in a school houso near Clatonln, Gago county. Tho officers learned that a square liolo had boon cut In tho roof of the building sufficiently large to admit a man. The hole had been mado with such precision that shingles an;' raf ters could bo replaced without uelng dotccted. Tho claims of Alma, Harlan coun ty, for tho location of tho southwest agricultural school wero prosonted to tho bonrd of public lands nnd build ings .by ex-Governor Shnllonbergor and other citizens of that county. Al ma offers to give the stnto either of two sites, ono of 320 acres, tho other of 160 acres and either adapted to tho work of tho school. Tho bill na passed appropriates $160,000 for the foundation of the work and a number of towns, Including Almn, Holdrego and North Platte, havo boon trying to securo tho school. Washington dispatch: Mechanic Kromor Moon Heating company, St, Louis, awarded contract for steam boating apparatus for public building nt Plattsraouth for $2,000; also con tract for plumbing and drainage sys tem for sarao building to John Bauer, Plattsmouth, $3,000. Tho Bnnk of Axtell has changod hands. A. G. Warren of Holdrego bought tho controlling intorost in tho bank from S. C. Stownrt, who has been in tho banking business there Rlnco 1884. Mr. Warren also bought Mr. Stewart's intorest in tho Keene and Funk state banks.