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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
EPITOME OF EVENTS PARAGRAPHS THAT PERTAIN TO MANY 8UDJECTS. ARE SHORT BUI INTERESTING Brief Mention of What Is Transpiring In Various Sections of Our Own and Foreign Countries WASHINGTON. Because of other bills which had Iho right-of-way, Senator Smith of South Carolina postponed calling tip hln cotton grading bill and gave no tice that ho would ask for Its consid eration later. Hearings before the house Judiciary on administration bills- to supplement tho Sherman law were concluded with tho appearance of Wlllard V. King of the Columbia Knickerbocker Trust Co. of New York, who opposed tho interlocking directorate bill. Representative Victor Murdock of Kansas, leader of tho progressives In tho house has announced that tho progressives In congress are substan tially a unit against President "Wilson's plan of repealing tho exemption of "oaBtwIse shipping from Panama canal tolls. Members of tho houso who are ac tively interested In trade unions have made plans for a contest before tho democratic houso caucus to force tho Judiciary committee to Include in tho administration antl-truut bills a provi sion exempting labor unions from tho operations of anti-trust laws. Congressional hearings on the Michi gan copper strike situation Will bo resumed hero when John Mitchell will testify. Tho committee considered tho question of getting further ovl dence on tho connection of John I). Rockefeller with mining companies in the Colorado coal fields, out no action was taken. All tho Indians In tho United States would bo divided into two classes, Koperate rolls of "competent Indians" and 'non-competent Indians," under a bill Just Introduced byllopresontatlvo Konnp of Wisconsin. Tho measuro would leave the classification to" a commission of ten porsonB, Including two of Indian blood. Expulsion of Representative "McDor mojtt of Illinois from tho house was proposod when tho Judiciary commit tee met and considered resolutions to censure him and officers of tho Na tional Association- of Manufacturers for activity dlaclosod In tho lobby in vestigation. Tho dobato over Includ ing a provision of expulsion for the congressman wns hot, but ended with out action. Debate on tho rivers and harbors appropriation bill has been concluded In tho house bringing to an ond iho dclugo of tho political speeches and discussions of the Mexican situation and tho Panama canal tolls contro versy, made In tho time nllowed for general discussion of tho appropria tion meauro. Dotallod consideration of the bill was begun ami several pro posed amendments wero voted down. Consideration or tho hill to ropeal tho toll exemption provision of the Panama canal act will not bo under taken by tho Benato committee on ln torocoanlo canalB until lato noxt week,, despite effortB of democratic senators who favor tho repeal to hurry action. hlB decision was roached by Sonator O'Gorman, chairman of tho committee, after an information conference with members of tho committee and Repre sentative Knowland of California, one of the most aggressive of repeal op ponents In the house. DOMESTIC. In two opinions rendered tho Ore on supreme court upheld the Oregon minimum wage law and tho ten-hour law, both passed by tho last legisla ture. Six indictments wero returnod nt Peoria against Nowton C. Doughtorty, former superintendent of schopla of Peoria, charging him with forgery of school script. An anonymous cash gift of $50,000 nan been received at Now York by tho board of foreign mlBBlons of the Methodist Episcopal church, to bo added to the pormunont fund for tho care of retired missionaries. One Juror had been tentatively ac cepted and two veniremen rejected when the circuit court adjourned at erre Huute, Ind., after tho first day of tho trial of Mayor Donn M. Roberts, charged with election frauds. Miss Ellen Gates Starr, ono of tho founders of Hull House and widely known as a aettloment worker, was placed on trial In Chicago oil tho charge of resisting an officer. MI8B Starr's arrest was ono of the Incidents connected with a strike of waltreascs at a Chicago retaurant. Seven candidates for major and eeventy-slx candidates for couucllmen will seek nomination at tho local pri mary election In St Paul. It Is St. Paul's flrBt election under tho com nleslon charter. About 400 nrrcsts for counterfeiting aro made in tho U. S. each year. Gold filled teeth have been found In the Jaws of skoletonn exhumed In Pompeii. . Ono factory In Ohio mukoa 3G0.000, 000 bungs yearly fron 10,000,000 feet of popular and oak. IndlctmentB were returned at Chi cago against Henry -Slegel and Frank S. Vogcl, department stores bankrupts. Six Indictments in connection with the blackmnlllug enscs which caused terror for wealthy residents of Ogden, Utah, Just fall have been reported by the Ogden federaf grand Jury. In a battle with a sheriff's posse noar Shawnee, Okl., Joseph Patterson, who, It Is charged, robbed tho State bank of Nowelln, Okl., recently of $1, 200, waB shot and killed nnrfi Clar ence Hawk, chief of -police of Shaw noo, and Frank Tlmmona, a deputy sheriff, were wounded. It would be better to leave tho pres ent anti-trust statute unchanged than to risk losing tho advantage galnod through yearH of judicial Interpreta tion, In tho opinion of William II. Taft, bb expressed In his closing lec ture before tho lnw school of the Uni versity of Minnesota at Minneapolis. Holding that tho title of Indians to tho submorged lands of Lako Michi gan had never been recognized, and further, that what rights they had had wero relinquished when tho aborigines voluntarily left the land, Federal Judge Carpenter In Chicago, ruled ad versely to Indian claims on llled-ln land along tho lako front In Chicago A Judgment for $75,000 Iiub been filed In New York against John G. A. Lelshmaii', nmbaBsador to Germany, In favor of Raymond Pynohon & Co., Now York Bankers and brokers. The amount was duo on a Judgment recov-. ored In Alleghany county, Pennsylva nia, for money loaned and stocks bought and sold In New York City. Among indictments returned by tho federal grand Jury at Detroit, was ono against Edward R. Klger, Alias R. E. Jordan, who Is charged with operating a wholesale mall order swindle In Tronton, a suburb of Detroit. Klger obtained orders for motoroycloB from all parts of tho county, and it Is al leged the orders wero not filled al though payments wore often sent In advance. Klger was held with ball fixed at $25,000. MIsb Ruth Agnes Bergatrom, 17, yearB old, climbed 165 feet to the top of tho dome on tho pavllllon of trans portation on tho Snu Francisco exposi tion grounds and unfurled a five-foot Amorlcnn flag. This unique manner of unfurling tho flag waB devised by the structural Iron workers to Indicate tho completion 6f the .highest point of their 'work on tho fair grounds. Miss Bergstrom was clad In a gymna sium suit. , Some estimate of what the snow storms of tho winter co tho city pf Now York was had when the street cleaning commission announced thut $2,400,000 had been Bpont and that an other $100,000 wpuld bo expended be fort tho streets were In normal coidl tlon. More than 5,000,00 ynrds of snow wero removed. Thero were eight storms In tho city during the winter timl about thlrty-flvo Inches of snow foil. Us total weight Is esti mated at :i,000,000 tons. FOREIGN. Elghty-threo persons wero killed by the earthquake which ocurrcd In tho prefecture of Aklta, Island of Hondo In Japan. Five hundred persons, were Injured and muny are missing. Tho Turkish government lias de cided to admit women to tho' universi ty, where Bpeclal lectures In hygiene, domestic science and women's rights will bo dollvcrcd for tholr benefit. Announcement of the death In Mad rid, Spain, of Adolph FrancU A. Dnnde Her, ono of tho foremost authorities on archeology In the United States, Ib contained1 In a cable message Ho waB 74 years old. Senator Benito Vlllnnuova hna an nounced Uint for personal reasons he had decided definitely to decline tho United States. He, had been selected to carry out tho duty of thanking tho United States government for Its par ticipation In the Argentlno centen nial. Tho Gorman crown prosecutor at Borlln bus begun tho prosecution of several faith heulera In connection with tho death recently of two promin ent actresses. Fran Nuscha Butze and Fruu Von Arnauld Piorrlore of tho Royal theater. Tho women Buff erod from a chronic disease, and It Is alleged, were Induced to dismiss theli attending physician and submit to the faith cure, with fatal results. The famine district of Hokkulda, In Japan, covers more than a million acres which nro devoted to rice cul ture and general farming; the loss bus amounted to about $10,000,000 and 06,000 persons are In ueed of help, Among the sliver masters of Shef field, England, It is rather an estab lishment practice to encourage the employment of families. It Is more tho rule than otherwise that u father working In tho silver trade will ap prentice his children to that trade as tbey arrive at working age. WILLBROADENSCOPE PARCEL POST TO CARRY FARM PRODUCTS TO CONSUMER. EXPERIMENTS IN TEN CITIES Postmasters Directed to Post Namei of Those Willing to Supply Produce Regularly. Washington. Preliminary stepB haVe been tafcen by the Postofllco de partment to perfect Its plan for reduc ing the cost of living by having tho parcel post carry products of the farm directly to the door of the consumer. Ten cities have been selected to be gin tho work establishing direct con nections between producer and con sumer. Postmaster General Burle son having already Issued an order permitting tho nee of crates und box es for butter, eggs, poultry, vegetables and fruit shipped by parcel )st, Orders have gone to tho postmas ters at Boston, Atlanta, St. Louis, San Francisco, Baltimore, Detroit, La. Crosse, Wis.; Lynn, Mass.; Rock Is land, III., and Washington, D (.'., di recting them "to receive tho names of persons who are willing to Mipply farm products In retail quantities by parcel post. .Printed lists of these names show ing kind and quantity of commddlty available, will be distributed Hinong town and city patrons. "By the use of the lists," First As sistant Postmuster General Roper said, "the city consumer will be able to get In touch with a farmer who will fill his weekly orders for butter and eggs and other farm products. The consumer will receive tho pro duct fresh from the country and tho personal relatlonshl established wlLl no doubt tend to Improve the quality. Tho farmer will be relieved of carry ing hlB produce to market, as the ru ral carrier will make dally collec tions nt the farmer's door of these re tall shipments to city consumers. "Tho farmer may use inexpensive hampors whoso value would not war rant tholr return, or he may use tho higher grade hampers, for which he may Include an additional charge to bo credited to the consumer upon the return or the bumper by parcel post. "The postmnster general believes that this plan Is the one thing neces sury to enable the people to enjoy tho benefits of the parcel post." C'ergyman Presides at Meeting. London. Sylvia Pankhiirst, carried on a stretcher and surrounded by about 1,000 members of her East End People's army, attempted to at tend services In Westminister abbey. Sho was unable to gain admission, however, as every seat Imd been tak en In view of tho fact that she had announced her Intention to be pres ent In tho abboy. The militant suffragette and her followers, however, held an open air meeting In tho street In tho rear of tho nbby. The vanguard of the East End contingent was led by a Church or England clergyman, IRev. Edmund Willis, rector or a church In the Shad well district. Clothed In full vest montB, ho opened the street meeting with prayer and preached a short sermon. Dissolution Policy Raising Prices. St. Paul, Minn. Tho government's trust dissolution program is raising Instead of loworlng the prices of com modules affected, according to a statement by Dr. Charles Tt. Van Hlse, president of tho University of Wiscon sin, in an addivss (o tho St. Paul Association .of Commorce. Ho said tho operation of tho Sher mnn law was resulting In a policy of onrorced compotlon wholly opposed to conversation and destructive of natural resources and wns producing n lH-ofoundly Immoral situation. Brigands Sack Eentlre Town. Poking, China. Outrages by bri gands in central Chlnn are aBsuming alarming proportions. Several bands associated with the noted outlaw, White Wolfo, are ravaging sctions of tho country, murdering and robbing tho people and burning their prop erty. The lntest exploit of tho bandits was tho maBsaefo of ;t00 townsfolk who wero resisting tlwlr entrance In to an important market (own close to Slung Yang Fu, province of Hupeh. iSeventontha of tho town wus burr id and the population rulnod financially $50,000 Fire at Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge, la. -FIro totally de stroyed the planlus mill of the Fort Dodge Manufacturing Co., with a to tal Iobb of $50,000, partly covered by Insurance The cause Is unknown. Thousand at Dundajk. Dundnlk, Ireland. Seven ofllcorB and 450 men of tho Cornwall regi ment have arrived hero from Dublin nud are quartered In the royal field artillery barracks, where thero al ready was a force of olghtcon officers and 500 men preparing for son Ice. Bank Clerk Short $17,000. St. Louis, Mo. A clork of tho Third National bank of this city Is short $17,000 in his accounts, according to an announcement by F. o. Watts, president of the bank. NEWS FROM STATE HOUSE Principal Engineer Gerbcr of tho 'nllwny commission's aluation de partment has handed his resignation to that body. It Is to take effect May 1. Thnt the four normal schools of tho state and tho university should bo placed under the board of control Is the belief of State Treasurer George and Attorney General Martin. Wahoo has withdrawn the applica tion of that city for the state reformn tory because the people of the town are not united on the question and be cause the commercial club has been unable to decide on a location. Taxpayers, either corporations or persons, who fall tc give cdunty boards of equalization full data on their property values aro estopped from raising later howls In district court because of alleged overvalua tions. The supreme court has ap proved that Interpretation of the tax law. The members of the state board of control missed a chicken dinner that had been prepared for them by the commission at Superior, Wednesday, by not showing up. The snow storm was too bad for them to make the trip across country In autos from Deshler to Superior and they returned to Lin coln. Claiming that the state hospital for the insane Is not adequately provided with fire fighting apparatus, Superin tendent Williams, In a letter to Mayor Zchrung, has asked that permission bo granted the fire department of Lin coln to respond at anj time to a call for aid from the hospital. Tho Inst? tutlon Is located outside of the city limits Organization of a company of en gineers for the national guard Is go ing forward at a rapid pace, and. ac cording to Col. H. F. Kramer, formerly of the university cadets, there will bo little trouble In getting the required number of men. Assisting him aro Carl J. Lord and C. K. Payne, former officers In the cadet regiment at tho university. Certification of the names of Ne braska stock men who are on the ex ecutive committee of the American National Livestock association has been received by the railway commis sion. It Includes the names of A. R. Modlscttc of Rushvllle, Robert Taylor of Abbott. E. L. Burke of Omaha, A. II. Metzger of Merrlnm and "W. G. Corn stock of Ellsworth. Removal or A. -H. Vlele of Norfolk from the state normal board has been naked of Governor Morehead by George Blschel or Kearney. A petl tlon filed by the complnlnant sets out tnat contrary to law, Mr. Vlele's firm, Hoffman & Vlele of Norfolk, has sold under contract upward of $2,000 worth of mattresses, chairs, linoleum and rther furniture for use at the stale normal schools Members of the board of control aro preparing to take their trip of Investi gation to the twenty towns thnt desire to obtain tho location of the new stato reformatory. On the list of towns to bo visited aro Superior, 'Humboldt, Table Rock, Red Cloud, Alma. Hoi drego, Minden, Wayne, Aurora, Colum bus, Crete, Kearney, Loup City, NeUgh, Plattsmouth. Ravenna, Roca, Tekamah, Wahoo, West Lincoln. - For years past earnings or the con victs at the stato penitentiary have gono Into the state treasury Instead or Into tho Institutional cash runds, as do similarly accruing sums or money nt other state Institutions.. Tho board or control has discovered the appar ent Inconsistency and has asked the attorney general to say whether or not tho law allows the prison authorities to have chnrge or the money thus earned. More than $87,000,000 separates the railroad and stato onglneers on tho valuation or tho properties of tho poven railroads of themtute. according to comparisons made by tho railway commission. The difference exists on tho reproduction value new of tho various properties and though not as wide on tho present valuos. Is never theless potent enough to call for ex tensive hearings should the matter now become contested In the class freight hearings. Farmers In eastern England fre quently have to contend with tho drouth the same as the Xebroska farmer. This was emphasized recent ly when the owner of a largo estate near Norfolk, England, ubked the agricultural engineer nt tho Nebraska university rnrm Tor Information re garding silos. Root crops, upon which lhe winter herds depend for feed, aro frequently a complete failure on ac count of the summer drouth. Silos are wanted In that section to "make possible the supply of succulent and moro economical feed. Nebraska Irrigatlonlfts and water power Interests will bo represented at the conference called by Secretary of the Interior Lane for Denver. April 9. Delegates named by Goernor More head at the urgent request of the cab inet official wore: C. H. Wright of Scottsbluff, W. P. Devnnlt of Bayard, J. F. Hanson of Fremont, 1. p. Beeler and J, J. Hnlllgun of North Platte. State Engineer D. D. Price and O. W. Gardner of Goring. Tho number of state banks now re porting to the state banking board ie 728 PRESIDENT ON SELF WILSON DRAWS INTIMATE WORD PICTURE OF HIMSELF AT NA TIONAL PRESS CLUB. POSE OF DIGNITY IS IRKSOME Chief Executive Tells Newepaper Men of Washington How Difficult It la for Him to ImaglneHlmself Head of the Nation. Washington, D. C. March 23. Tell ing them In a frank, conversational way how ho felt as president of tho United States, Woodrow Wilson unbosomed himself to the members of the; Na tional Press club nt Washington Fri day. Ho told how difficult It was for him to Imagine himself as the chief executive, with the formal amenities of the position,' and how ho had strug gled to be as free asthe ordinary In dividual without the restraints ot his office. it was an intimate picture or Wood row Wilson tho man drawn by him self, on tho occasion of the "house warming" at tho Press club's new quarters. Tho president did not Intend to have his remarks reported, but later, at the request of the club, the speech was made public. . Wilson, as He Sees Himself. "I was Just thinking ot my sense of confuBlon of Identity sometimes when I read articles nbout myself," the president said. "I have nover read an article about myseir In which I recognized myseir, and I have come to have tho impression that I must be some kind or a fraud, because I think a great many or these articles are written In absoluto good raith. "I tromblo to think or tho variety and falseness In the Impressions 1 make and It is being borne In on me so that It may change my very dispo sition that I am a cold and removed person who has a thinking machine Inside which ho adjusts to the cir cumstances which he does not allow to be moved by any winds of affec tion or emotion of any kind but turns like a cold searchlight on anything that is prewented to his attention and makes '., work. Feels Responsibility Keenly. "I am not aware of having any de tachable apparatus inside of me. On the contrary, if I were to Interpret my self, I would say that my constant embarrassment Is to retain the emo tions that are inside of me. "You may not believe It, but I some times feel like a Are from a far from extinct volcano, and. If the lava does not seem to spill over it Is because you aro not high enough to see into tho busln and seo the caldron boil. Be cause, truly, gentlemen, In tho posi tion which I occupy thero is a sort of 1 do not know how else to express It than to say passionate sense of being connected with my fellow men In a peculiar relationship of responsi bility or office, but God knows there aro enough things In this world that need to be corrected. Fear He'll Disappoint People. "I have mixed first and last with all sorts and conditions of men there nro mighty few kindB of men that have to be described to me, and there are mighty few kinds of experiences that have to be described to mt and when I think of the number of men who aro looking to me as the repre sentative of a party, with tho hope for all varieties of salvation from the things they are struggling in the midst or, It makes me tremble. "It makes mo tremble not only with a sense of my own Inadequacy and weakness, but as If I were shaken by the very things that are shaking them, and If I seem circumspect It is becauBo I am bo diligently trying not to mako any colossal blunders. "If you Just calculated" the number of blunders a fellow can make In 24 hours U ho Is not cnrerul and If he does not listen moro than, he talks, you would see something 6f tho reel ing that I have. Always Eager to Get Advice. " was amused the other day at a remark that Senator Newlands made. I had read him tho trust message that I was to deliver to congress Bome ten days before I delivered It, ond I never stop 'doctoring' things of that kind until tho day I have to deliver them. "When ho heard It read to congress ho said; 'I think It waB better 'than it was when you read It to me.' I said: 'Senator, there Is ono thing which I do not think you understand. I not only ubo nil the brains I have, but all I can borrow, aud I have borrowed a lot sinco I read It to you first.' Often Feels He's Masquerading. "1 really feel sometimes as ir I were mnsquerndlng when I catch a picture or myBoir In some printed description. "In between things that 1 have to do as a public officer I never think or my self as tho president of tho United States, because I never have had any His Father's Experiences. The class had been exchanging pro verbs. When the teacher began. "Whero there's a will" Sammy In terrupted eagerly. "Say, teacher, 1 Know dat Me f adder says It. 'Were dor's a will dero's always a bunch or poor relations. " -When Love Is Young. Bridegroom "Good-bye, darling. I hate to leave you, but I simply must run down and attend to the furnace." -Lire. senBO of being Identified with that office. "I feel like n person nppolntcd for a certain length of tlmo to administer that office, and I feel JUBt as much out' Bide of It at this moment as I did be fore I wns elected to It. I feel Just as much outBldo of It as I still feel out side of tho government of tho United States. "No man could Imagine himself tho government of the United States; but ho could understand that some part of his fellow citizens had told him to go und run a certain part of It tho best hf know how. "That would not mako him tho gov ernment itself or tho thing itseir. It would Just make him responsible for running It the best ho know how. Office So Great; Man So Small. "Tho machine is so much greater than himself, tho office is so much greater than himself; tho offlco Is so much greater than he can over be, and tho most ho can do Is to look grave enough and self-possesBed enough to seem to fill It. "I con hnrdly refrain every now and again from tipping tho public the wink, as much as to say, 'It 1b only me that is Inside this thing. I know thnt 1 will have to get out presently. I know that then I will look Just my own proper size, and that for the time being tho proportions aro somewhat refracted and misrepresented to tho eyo by the largo thing I am Insldo of, from which I am tipping you this wink.' "For example, take matters of this sort. I will not say whether it Is wIbo or unwise; simple or grave, but cer tain precedents havo been established that In certain companies the presi dent must leave tho room first and people must give way to him. They must not sit down if he is standing up. Finds Customs Embarrassing. "It Is a very uncomfortable thing to havo to think of all tho other people every time I got up and sit down, and" all that sort of thing. So when I get guests In my own houso and tho pub He is shut out, I adjourn being pres ident and take leave to be a gentle man. If they draw back and Insist upon my doing something first I firm ly decline. "There are blessed intervals when 1 forget by one meanB or another that I am president of tho United States. One means by which I forget is to get a rattling good detective story, got after some imaginary offender, and chase him nil over preferably any continent but this because tho vari ous parts of this continent are becom ing painfully suggestive to mo. "The postoffices and many other things which stir reminiscences have 'sicklied them o'er with a pale cast of thought.' There are postofflceo to which I wouldn't think of mailing a letter, which I can't think ot without trembling with tho knowledge of the heartburnings of the struggle there was In connection with getting some body installed as postmaster. Knows Little of Capital Sights. "Nowylf 1 were free, I would come not Infrequently up to these rooms. You know I never was in Washington but a very few hours until I came last year and I never expect to seo the inside of the public buildings in Wash ington until my term Is over. "Tho minute I turn up anywhere, I am personally conducted to beat the band. The curator, nnd tho assistant curators, and every other blooming of ficial turns up, and they show me so much attention that 1 don't see the building. 1 would have to say, 'Stand aside nnd let me see what you are showing me.' "Some day, after I am through with this office, I am going to come back to Washington and see' it In the meantime, I am In tho same category as the National museum, tho monu ment, the Smithsonian Institution, or the Congressional library, and every thing that comes down here has to be shown tho president. "If I only know an exhibition ap pearance to assume apparently other appearances that do not show what Is going on inside I would like to have It pointed out, so that I could practise It before tho looking glass and see If I could not look Uko tho monument "Being regarded as a national ex hiblt, It would bo much simpler than being shaken hands with by the whole United States. Plain Citizen, His Ambition. "It would bo a great pleasure if, un served and unattended, I could bo knocked around as I have been accus tomed to bo knocked around all my lire; if 1 could resort to any delightful quarter, to any place in Washington that I chose. I navo sometimes thought of going to some costumcr some theatrical costumer and buying an assortment of beards, rouge, color ing, and nil the known means of dis guising myself, If It were not against the law. You Bee, 1 havo a scruple as president against breaking the law and disguising one's self is against the law. "But U I could diBgulse myself and not get caught I would go out, be a free American citizen onco more, and havo a Jolly time. 1 might then meet Bomo or you gentlemen and actually tell you what I really thought" If Glasiea RtlrU U two glasses aro wedged together thoy can easily bo separated, says tho Christian Science Monitor, by tapping tho outer one around where thoy are together with a third tumbler. This nlBo applies to a glass stopper In a glass bottle. Old English Pack of Deerhounds. founded In 1598, tho oldest pack of deerhounds In England Is kenneled at tho pfcturesquo old village or Dunster Bomerset funster. M --rtH'- ' -""