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HE SEMI-WEEKLY TMUfji
IfU L. BARB. Publisher, TERMS, fl.25 IN ADVANOM. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA EPITOME OF EVENTS GENERAL NEWS AND NOTES FRESH FROM THE WIRE. THE STOIff.lN A NUTSHELL Embracing Condentatlon of Event In Which Readers Generally Are . Mere er Lei Concerned. Washington Tho Stcphonson senatorial election Investigating Bub-cpmmlttocs prob ably will report to 'the full committee just before Christmas holiday recess. A bill prohibiting corporations from making contributions in political cam palgnB was Introduced by Sonator Culberson of Toxos. Tho bill also limits the contributions of individuals to 15,000. A plea for tle free uso by all na tions of the completed Panama canal Is mndo by John Barrott, director general of tho jian-Amcrlcan union, in a statement l tho official bulletin of the pan-American union. An appeal from the Persian people to congress f tho United Slates for bid and sympathy In their controversy with Rusi4a, threatening tholr Inde pendence, woo read In tho Iiousq of representatives. It asked old consist ent with P-wdd's dignity and lnflo pcndcncc. Tho n-vtional anti-trust lcaguo local branch Idoptod resolutions asking for the expulsion from tho Stanley commrUco, also from tho house ot representatives, "those unfaithful rep resentatives whoso proven collusion and conspiracy with the stool cor poration has been, established." Sonator Drown of Nebraska accept tl an Invitation from tho Maryland peace society to mako an address at a banquet to 60 hold In Baltimore, February C, noxL Tho subject of the (JddrosB will bo "Tho Constructive Side ot tho Peace Movement.'' Tho first rodomptlon of postal sav ing bnnk trends at par was inado when CPoetmastor Genoral Hitchcock paid $200 In cash for two $100 bonda Bont from New York. Tho transaction was made under the postal savings banVc Nrtilch authorizes the withdrawal ot 10 per cent of the savings on deposit for investment In bonds or other se curities of the United States. Qentrat. Repeal of Canadian reciprocity Is proposed In a bill by .Heyburn ot Ida- bo. The president's message on trusts was well received by both houses ot congress. Senator Smith turned back to the treasury $3,000 jp&y for senatorial service while governor of Georgia. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson brvb there Ib too much waste be tween the producer and the consumer, The president and bis cabinet wrestled with the Russian passport question, but reached no conclusion. Union Pacific now holds 66 per cent, of stock of St. Joe & Grand Is land after making big Increases dur ing year, Mrs. John L. Griffiths, wife of the American consul general in London, gave a reception to the society ot American women In London. There were 1,343 naval court-mar ttals last year, according to the an nual report of Captain Rohan u. uub sell, judge advocate general. A report from Washington stating that tho Fori Asslnc-bolue military reservation would be opened for entry lias started a rush for that section. The Persian students resident In Switzerland have cabled an appeal to President Tatt. asking him, In tho same of humanity and liberty, to pro tst Persia against foreign aggression, Because he owed $30 he could not avt oac-e pay to a friend he bad bor rowed the money from, Adolpu isdel baiter, a Bohemian, aged 2 years and single, shot klmslf at Yankton, a. p, German lwary authorities aro glassing to build an aerial cruiser, with a carrying pewr ot 300 persons and a speed of fifty miles an hour, Its gas capacity will ke 10,000 cubic meters. George Davidson, tor thirty years bead of th United States coast and eololcal survey or the PaclRo coast and member of the prlclpal geological Moieties of tho world, Is dead, sged 8 years. Coloftcl X. A. Hawkins, aged 68, who, as a private In tho signal serv- ice of the ualoa army was the nrst to telegraph to Washington tho nows of the cojanletlon of Sherman's march to tho sea. la dead at Upper San dusky. O. 1 Governor Thomas It. Marshall of In dlana received the confessions ot the McNamars brotkess as a vindication ot tk charges that he bad aided in the kidnaping of John J. MoNamara at the time of his arrest la Indian BpolU. . The president, la a resolution, was .asked what countries had applied tor free admission et their print paper turn puip woou, Andrew W. Mellon, multi-million aire banker of Pittsburgh, Is suing bis wife, Mrs. Otwa, McHulIoa Melton Member et a Isadlag family c-f Dublin Congress will not do much work until after tho holidays. The prosecution will bo held to ncr- rower limits In tho second Hyde trial. Clifford Plnchot says good republic ans and good democrats look much alike to him. Two pension bills aro fighting for right of way Jn tho liouso. When congress opened nearly evory member was In his scat. Persia has mado an appeal for holp from tho aggression of Russia. Dotcctlvc Burns Bays J. D. McNaraa- ra in his confossion told only part of tho truth. Chairman Gary, of tho stool corpo ration, said his company was anxious to obey tho law. Mayor Aloxandcr wob re-elected In Lob Angeles, largely defeating tho so cialist candldnto. Samuel Gompors said ho considered tho penalty for the McNamaraa appro priate to the crirno. Assistant Indian Commissioner Ab bot exhibits with pride corn raised by mombcrs of tho Winnebago tribe. A bond Issue for waterway Improve ment was favored by tho rivers and harbors congress at Washington. Frank II. Morrison said Clarence Darrow drew a too of fifty thousand dollars for defending tho McNamaraa. A gigantic conspiracy which will be probed to tho bottom, Ib what Pros ecutor Ford says of tho McNnmara caso. Tho battleship Maine was destroyed by an oxploslon from the outside, ac cording to the report of a naval board. At Lob Angeles sentence was pro nounced on the McNamaras, James I). to llfo Imprisonment, John J. for fifteen years. Loss enthusiasm marked tho open ing ot tho first regular session of-tho second congress than characterized any of Its predecessors In tho last live years. Tho stato of tho lato Otto Rlngllng of Darnboo, Wis., ouo of tho flvo circus kings, who dlod Mnrch .31, 1911, has been appraised at $497, 232.32. Thirteen Insurrectionists, captured at Halacho, Yucatan, aftor tholr com panions had been routed by Mexican troops, were shot without formality ot trial. In Bplto of tho efforts, of flvo United States aonators, President Tatt do cllnod to reconsider tho cases ot sovon cadets recently dismissed from West Point for drinking. Local labor leaders at Salt Lake aro bitterly aroused over tho Implica tion that the McNnmara confessions wore arranged with a partial purpose of shielding men "higher up." The American Society of Equity, a farmers' organization, closed Us bos- slon in Chicago by adopting resolu tions asking President Tatt to remove Secretary of Agrlculturo Wilson. Dispatches from Toheran say Persia is ready to enter into friendly nego tiations with Russia with regard to tho matters contained in Russia's re cent ultimatum, Tim flrttt radnmnllnn of ixistftl sav ings bank "bonds at par was marie when Postmaster General Hitchcock paid $200 In cash for two $100 bonds sent from New York. A number ot witnesses wore examin ed at Huntsvllle, Ala., In the case of John W. Knight, on trial on live counts charging fraudulent uso of the United States malls and involving $0,- Members of tho socialist party or Lima, O., have demanded tho resig nation ot Mayor-elect Corbln D. Shock, who headed tho socialist ticket this fall. Shock will not resign. Physical valuation of all railroad property In tho United States to pro posed In a bill presontcd In tho house. Abrogation of tho troaty with Rus sia was advocated at a mass meeting held at Now York. Qeorge M. Ward, general manager ot the Commercial Cablo company, announced that the Commercial com pany wduld adopt a rate of 5 cents a word for deferred trans-Atlantic news paper dispatches. Mrs. Anna Gaffney Langley, tho girl wife who shct and killed her husband In San Francisco sovoral months ago, alloglng that he had squandered her earnings as n stenographer for liquor, was discharged from custody. Already twenty-nlno states have ac cepted Invitations and indicated their Intention of participating in the flf teenth international congress ot. hygl- one and demography to be held in Washington September 23-28, 1912. The famous Intermouutaln rate cas es In which the commerce court re cently enjoined temporarly tho Inter state commerce commission from on forcing Its; long and short haul ordera wad docketed In the supremo court of the United Statos. psrsensl. Ortle McManlgal went before tho federal grand Jury at Los Angeles. Brigadier Genera! Edwards made his report on Insular possessions. Harry Orchard says the caso ot Ortle McManlgal la similar to his own. Samuel Gompers says ho la done talklngr about tho McNamaraa for time. King Alfonso has rccoived a lotter from the Infanta Kulalla asking him to pardon her. Andrew Ronar Law says home rule in Ireland will be fought to the bitter end. Oongressatam Dan Stephens lias turned back to the treasury 1,209 unearned salary, Frank A. Morrison has accounted for 'the expenditure of the bulk of the MoNamara defease fund. John A. Riley, aged 67, only brother of James -WhHcomb . Riley, feh'e "lloosier Poet," died at1 GreeafleW, Ind. DISREGARD TI LAW LITTLE ATTENTION PAID AUTO ENACTMENT. TO WHAT THE LAW SETS FORTH Section Requiring Stops Near Lead , Ing Street Cars Appears to Be a Dead Lefeter. Tho passage and enactment of the McArdlo automobile law at the last session of the legislature-mado sever al distinct changes relating to tho road operation of motor vehicles, but from stories coming from various parts of the stato eomo of tho most striking points of tho now act are be ing llttlo observed. In the now law it Is sot out that "when crossings an , Intersection of streets within any city or village mo tor vehicles shall not be driven at a speed exceeding bIx miles an hour. Upon approaching . nny placo where passengers arc getting on or off ntrcct cars overy person oporatlng a motor vehicle shall bring it Ho a full stop 'and shall not again start until said street cars have started." Tho latter phase of tho McArdlo law la tho most universally broken In this city and in fact la so generally passed up by motorists that tho compliance with this provision by a careful Lincoln driver ono night caused a sturdy guardian of tho law to declare with eomo surprise that it was tho first time that ho had ever seen that "sort of a Btunt pulled off," When inform ed that tho automoblllst was merely complying with tho now stato law ho declared that it was "a now ono on him." Tho closing section of tho new law, whtcli Is the most exhnustlve act for mulated In the legislature since- auto mobiles have eomo Into tho present wde uso, states that "nothing In this act shall bo construed as limiting tho power of local authorities to .make, en force and maintain any ordinance, ruin or regulation In addition to the provisions of this act affecting motor vohlclos." Owners of cars pin their faith to thlB section, declaring that because of tho lack of local regulation in har mony with that passed by the state there is little reason for complying with this particular phase ot the new law. They aver thnt affirmation of tho law by the various cUIob might bo construed as being necessary before they would po liable under that statute, Tho contention Is made by state officials, however, that tho law Is upon tho books for enforcement and that any other local laws which might ho made in tho various towns or cities of the state would in no wiso affect tho McArdlo law, which was put upon tho statutes In exactly the same manner as any other enactment. Food Commissioner's Report. Tho semi-annual report ot State Food Commissioner Jackson shows that during tho past six months his department has oxpended a total of $0,231,44 in tho payment of salaries ot Inspectors, transportation, tele graph and tolephono charges, leaving a balanco ot $19,039.41 In that fund. Enters Gubernatorial Race, John II. Morehcnd ot Falls City, president pro tern of tho eonato at the last session of the legislature and & well known Southeastern Nebraska business man, hns filed for tho demo cratic nomination for govornor. Mr. Morehead, since tho death of Lleuten ant Governor Hopewell of Tekamah, has filled that place, and during tho absence of Governor Aid rich from the Mate in September Borvcu as govern nor for two days. . Guard Inspection, Adjutant Genoral Phelps of tho Noi braska national guard has comploted the itinerary ror Major Pullus A,, Peun., United States Infantry, who will mako the annual Inspection of the Nebraska national guard for tho war department. Tho Inspection will begin January 12. Expenses of Institutions. Semi-annual roports from heads of state Institutions now coming Into the governor's offlco Bhow that (t cost $149.30 por capita to support members of tho soldiers home at Grand Island for the six months period ending November 30, while it cost only $137.41 for each member ot the state school for blind at Nebraska City. Formorly tho cost of maintain ing students at tho school tor blind was larger than the cost at any other stato Institution. Tho state reclaimed $100 a year from tho general govornt tnoiit for each old Boldler In state homes. Pool Files, for Governor, Charles W. Pool ot Tccumsoh, speaker ot tho house In the 1909 leg islature, has filed as a democratic can didate for governor, subject to the April primaries, ' Hasaerty Born In Lincoln. John J. Uaggerty, who was killed In the Los Angeles Times oxploslon and for whose murder James B. McNama ra was sentenced to llfo Imprison- stent, was born in-thlB city In 1886. His father was track foreman for the Burlington. - CHANGES JUDICIALLY. State Dor Association Wilt Recommendation's. Maks Tho Judiciary committee of tho Stato Bar association, which will meet hero tho latter pnrt of the month, has prepared a tentatlvd set of changes which they will refer to the gathering In the hopo that they may bo recommended to tho codifying commission as suggestions for changes In the state laws. The changes; which aro largely tit' proced ure, are under tho chargo of E. O, Clemonts and T, J .Doyle of Lincoln. Tho recommendations In brief as they havo already been decided upon and an they will bo discussed by the Stato Bar association arc: 1. A revival of tho offlco of district attorney.- 2. Reducing-' tho number of per emptory challenges nllowed tho de fense In all criminal prosecutions. 3. A vordlct In a criminal caso shall not bo roversed or affected for errors In the proceedings which do not affect tho Interest of defendant 4. A Jury commission for Douglas county. 5. An amendment to tho civil codo to allow commencement ot an action by personal notlco to adverser party. C. To provldo by amendment that In civil jury' cases a verdict from ten members in district court and five In Justice court shall bp binding. On nil of theso recommendations except tho one concerning the partial Jury verdict the three members of tho committee aro agreed. On this latter Judge Kennedy has not coin cided." Ho is at tho present time con sidering whether ho will 'join with tho othor two members in recommending this chango of tho law. Judgo Kennedy favors much tho creation of a jury commission for Douglas county, but tho other mem bers ot tho committee, Lincoln men, do not consider that Lancaster county could Improve on Its present system. That, Ib why tho recommendation re fers only to counties having more than 150,000 population. It is known that tho statute revision commission has It In mind to recommend a much wider scopo ior tho Jury commission system. Refuses to Register Bonds. State Auditor Barton refused to register $50,000 worth of University Placo school bonds and tho offlce.rB of tho dlBtrlct have arranged to call un other election to submit tho question to the voters. State Bar Meeting. A. G. Elllck, secretary of the Stato Bar association, has given out tho program of tho Btate meoting which Is to be held hero December 28 and 29, and asserts that besides the dis cussions of the proposed changes In tho civil and criminal codes a number of Important papers will be read and discussed. 1 Convict Labor on Public Roads. Convict labor on public roads lb Nebraska as one of the solutions of hotter highways was recommended by Governor C. H. Aldrlch In the course of an address delivered beforo 160 delegates to tho Nebraska State Au tomobile association In Omaha "There wouldn't bo tho slightest ob jection that I know of to utilizing 300 or 400 men In stato prison on state road work," declared the governor, who said that by this method con victs would not come In competition with other Industries. Ho asserted that conversations with governors of Colorado and Florida, whoro the con vict road-making ayBtora Is in vogue, havo convinced him that Nebraska can profit by their example. Norrls in the Race. According to word which reached this city, Congressman George W. Norrla will not withdraw from tho senatorial raco but will stay In tho fray and will oppose Sonator Norrls Brown for tho republican nomination for that place. Bids on Curtis School. Bids for the construction ot the first building of the now agricultural school which la to be built at Curtis, wero formally opened in tho presence of tho stato board ot public lands and build Lings. Out of eight bids submitted on tho main nuiiuing, tne loweBt was that of Gould & Son of Omaha, and the contract was awarded to this firm at $57,150. Metcalfe for. Governor. A lotter urging Richard L. Metcalfo ot this city to make the race for the democratic nomination for govornor la next spring's primaries, has been forwarded from Omaaa to Mr. Met' calte. The communication bears tho namoa ot fifty-four Douglas county democrats. Industry at Industrial School, Tho Industrial school for boys at Kearnoy raised forty acres ot sugar beets last summer and sold the crop for $2,GG1,55, after deducting tho coat of the seed. This la considered good paying crop by Laud Commis sioner Cowles. Penitentiary Population. Tho monthly report of Warden Del ahunty ot tho state penitentiary shows 4GG convicts were In that Insti tution tho first ot November. At the closo ot the month tho total was 4G8 Date for State Fair. Tho Nebraska State fair tor 1912 .will bo held Suptombor 2 to 6, Indus lve, according to plans mado by mem bers ot the state falry board, who at tended a meeting of state fair and ex position managers at Chicago last week. SAFELY IN QUENTIN McNAMARA DYNAMITERS REACH CALIFORNIA PRISON. TRIP IS WITHOUT INCIDENT The Brothers rale and Cheerless, Are Whisked Out of ties Angeles In a'n Automobile.. San Qucntlri, Cal. Tho McNnmara brothers on Sunday entered San Quontln penitentiary, where James B. Is condemned to spend tho remainder of his life for tils confessed crime of murder and whero John J., secretary of tho International Association ot Bridge and Structural Lron Workers, Is sentenced to fifteen years' Impris onment for dynamiting. It was James B. who blew up tho Los Angeles limes building October 1, 1910, with tho loss of twenty-ono lives, and John J. who abetted in wrecking part of tho Llewellyn Iron Works In Los Angeles the following Christmas day, Tho men entered the prison, it Is fairly authenticated, believing that they hod achieved much for tho cause of union labor and had been cruelly mtBunderstood In their effort and tho results they obtained. John- J. Mc Namara, thoso who have talked with him many hours say, donned his con vict garb a devoted admirer of life's llttlo slmplo kindly deeds and a firm believer In tho pyschologlcal efficiency of dynamite. James B, habitually be lieves a good deal as his brother be lieves, For themselves, tho men would say nothing at all. Whirled from L03 Angele3 on a fat night train, the men wero taken from It at Port Costa at sunrise Sun day, put on a Httlo river steamer and landed two hours and a halt later at San Qucntin prison wharf on tho shores of San Pablo bay. Tho shac kles which bound them together on the boat trip wero slipped off and they tolled up the prison hill beside Sheriff William A. Hammlll o Los Angeles, county, As thoxprlson clock struck 10, John J. McNamara, preceded by Warden John. Hoylo, stepped over -the thres hold of the Jail door, with his brother directly behind him. In five minutes James B, McNamara had become convict 25,314 and John J. McNamara was number 25,315. They were .measured for Jail clothing, photographed in two positions, given a carbolic tinctured bath, put Into stripes, Bhaved and cropped and re- DhotoKraohed within an hour and turned over to John Murray, lleuten? ant ot the yard, who- took them to coll No. 18 In a etoneftler looklng;out over tne prisoners -upper yara, great flower garden. Cell No. 18 adjoins the tier of cells whero condemncdVmurderers are kept and tho balcony outside is cut off by little gate. Further down, tho row, toward the other emk Is tho cell of Abraham Ruof, who Is serving a fourteen-year sentence for bribery In connection with tho so-called San Francisco graft cases. Ruof Is In cell No. 3. Cell No, 11 ot the tier Is Henry Dalton, for seventeen years assessor of Alameda county anl recently convicted of ac cepting a bribe offered, according to tho ovldcnco, by a public service cor poration at Dalton's solicitation. Republicans Will Protest. Washington. A conferenco ot about twenty-flvo members of the republican national committee will be held here Monday to protest against tho old threat to reduco southern representa tion In Republican national conven tions. Wipe Out Government Forces. Merlda, Yucatan, Mex. Of a force of about 150 Btate guards, mostly Ya- quia Indians, which engaged a band of Roylstas, estimated at between 400 and Sunday less than a dozen escaped, according lo meager information. Irrigation Congress. Chicago. Salt Lake City was named as liort year's place ot meeting ot the National Irrigation congress, and Unit ed States Sonator Newlands ot Nova- da was elected president. Throws Self From Skyscraper. Now York. Tho man who somer saulted from tho dome of tho World building to death on tho sidewalk Wed nesday was identified Sunday as Prlco Lewis, said to bo tho first feder al spy ot tho civil war. Alton Train Is Derailed. Hlgglnaburg, Mo. Chicago & Alton railway passenger No. 21, known as tho "red flyer," was derailed near Alma, ten miles, from here. Several passengers wore Injured. Conscience Contribution. Washington. For tho first time In months the treasury department re ceived a "conscience" contribution when a one-dollar note, enclosed In an envelope postmarked Springfield, Mo., was returned to tho national fund without explanation. Semi-Annual Tobacco Census. Washington. The Cantrlll bill, au thorizing the taking ot a semi-annual tobacco census under tho direction of the census bureau passed tho house oa the 8th. NEBRASKA IN BRIEF. News Notts of Interest from Various Sections, ,tMxii Republicans of Nance county hnv organized a Taft club. Bx-Govornor Nance of Nebraska died in Chicago inst woek. Ashland's city council has passej, a resolution ordering out all nlotl machines. . ,,. . The Nebraska rural life commission has decided upon .visits to FremoaC Norfolk and Broken Bow in January. ' Michael Donnelly, one of the old-? locomolvo onglneers In tho employ ot tho Burlington railroad, died at his homo In Lincoln. William V. Allen, ex-Unlted State. senator, says that better results 'can bo obtained by a chango In tho pres ent method ot selecting jurors. William Sailor was found guilty 'of assault on a young girl who lives north of Campbell nt tho sosslon of tho district court In Bloomlngton. Victor Rosowatcr, republican- nav tlonal committeeman for Nobraska, (s In favor of the commltteo giving peri mission to those states which desire to do so to hold presidential primary." A man named Brlco who said he lfved In Scotts Bluff called at thopf flco of the secretary of state and an nounced his Intention to fllo ns can didate for congress la tho sixth dis trict ; James II. Foloy, a long time resi dent in Grand Island and well known throughout that portion of tho Btate, is In a serious condition as the result of swallowing a tcaspoonful of formal-' dehydo by mistake. ! Four miles north of Stanton, Mr, Ackles got Into an altercation with' his two farmhands, Allen Ayrcs and Lauranco Mllstrad, Ackles wus Bit on tho right elbow with a neckyoke,. which shattered the honei ot his right arm. . Dr. Wilson, inspector of tho state, board of health, has received wordj that C. E. Sowers of Bloomflcld has been arrested for practicing modlclne. without a license. Dr, Carr, one of, tho secretaries of tho board of health,', . went to Bloomflold to testify ns a wit-1 ness. I Tho action of tho postmaster gen eral's department. In ordering postof-( flee clerks to disband their organiza tion known as the national federation! of postofflco clorka will not affect tho men employed In tho Lincoln offlco' for tho reason that nono ot the Lin coln men belong to the organization.!- Clerk Harry C. Lindsay of the su-, prcmo court of Nobraska. has been.re-i quested to furnish additional infor- '' malon, for biographical sketches of) Nebraskans whoso names are in tho biographical congressional record, a publication printed in 'tho year 1903. The book covers the perfod from 1774 ; -to. 1903. . ..' . D. W. Hoyt, commandant of.thV soldiers' home at Grand Island, has' reported at totaP.of9 408 'inmates -ortho home, not counting the families,.' thirty-three employes, and throe per- sons in the families of .tho officers.: During the six months ending No-: vomber 30 there was oxpended at thei institution, $41,438.52. The per capita ' cost was $149.30. Thrco years ago tralnloads of No-; braska hogs wero being shipped to thei north Paclflo coast. The Portland Ore., Hog Market Itepprt says of , last wook'a situation there: ".Further' declines in the hog market, as In dicated hy tho closo last week Were checked by tho light receipts slnco Saturday. For tho first time In several weeks a four-car shipment of Nebraska stock was received Wednes day. Packers' needs have been amply' -supplied by home-grown product for a month or two, but thero are not enough hogs left In tho country to. maintain the same steady liquidation here, and the trade la looking to an Improvement In tho mid-winter mar ket, a condition that may or may not come about." Stato Oil Inspector Husenottor. has -reported ,tho collection ot $4,059.95 grosB fees for tho month of October and $95.90 uncollected. William O'Brien, building contract- "" or ot Aurora received a broken log and severe cuts about tho head and ehoulders when tho scaffolding on which .ho was working fell with him. Secretary Whltton of the Commer cial club has received a lotter from Thomas H. McDonald, stato highway engineer of Iowa, accepting an Invita tion to be in Lln&oln during the meet ings of organized agriculture next month and. apeak on tho subject of good roads. Tho board of public lands and buildings decide to inocnlato 200 of the 400 inmates of tbo Instltuto for feebleminded youth at Beatrice in the hope of preventing typhoid fever, Tho sorum used will coat 40 conts for each Inmate. Twenty-llvo employes of the Institution havo already used tho ser um. Tho board awarded a contract for a now water plant to tho Demp ster Manufacturing company of Be atrice, tho total bid being $5,551.00. ' Tho David City steam laundry and an adjoining tailor shop woro burned to tho ground last week. Tho blazo started In tho laundry, owned by Mr. ticnoonaver, wno was luung a rrnen. lino iron, when the gasolino, running ovor the sides of the tank, caught Are. About 350 corporations lost tholr charters Novombcr 30 by falling to pay tho annual atato corporation oc cupation tax, but as most of them aro already defunct organizations and as any of them can be reinstated "at their, own request, tho forfeiture meana llt tlo or nothing. a." - CIS 1 "VH 'FT 1, Xrelaad, Cor a alverce.