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ROOSEVELT MEANT WHAT HE SAID ABOUT PRESIDENCY. Will Take Trip Abroad, and Than It1 Is Figured Out He Will Again Be a Candidate.1 Washington — “President Roosevelt will not permit his name to go before the next national republican conven tion, in my judgment," said one of the big leaders of tne republican party this week. “1 believe Mr. Roosevelt meant ^hat be said on the night of November (i, 1304, when he was elected president, that he would not be a candidate to succeed himself. Thai he regarded his election, as an election to a second term and that at the end of his term lie would retire to prvate life. I have every reason to believe that he is of the same op inion uow. “Hut that does not say that he will not again be a candidate tor the high ftflice of president. My opinion is that at the coining national convention a man will he nominated who, in many ways, will reflect the Roosevelt idea. Whether that man will he Secretary Taft. Vice President Fairbanks or some one yet uudrempt of f do not know, hut I am profoundly convinced that whoever is nominated will he sat isfactory to the present chief execu tive. “With someone else in the White House i can now see a candidate that might prove to he mighty interesting and in some particulars unknown in the annals of onr political history. “I happen to know that Mr. Roose velt desires, above all things, to make a tour of the world a la Bryan. Should the president indulge the thought, that is very close to him, and travel with Mrs. Roosevelt on a tour of re flecxtion and observation through the older civilizations of both east and west, kings and queens, emperors and shahs will pay to him that honor due t<> a u ex-president of the United States and Theodore Roosevelt the man. He will take two years in which to ‘girdle the earth,' and if my guess Comes true he will land in the country of his birth just about the time the national re publican convention is to convene in the summer of 1912. And having had four years of some other president, the people will just naturally demand the nomination of Theodore Roose velt. and the people usually get what they go after. FINAL WEEK OF CONGRESS. Appropriation Bills to Have the Cail in Both of the House. Washington—Aside from approp riation hills and conference reports, the ship subsidy bill is (he only meas ure of general importance that is likely to receive (lie attention of the house, and the Aldrich financial bill probably the only one that will receive the at tention of the senate during this, the closing week of the last session of the Fifty-ninth congress. It is Senator Aldrich's intentions to press his bill for consideration whenever opportu nity offers, and he is still hopefn! of success, notwithstanding the opposi tion. the congested condition of busi ness and the limited time left. The house friends of ship subsidy also pro fess themselves as hopeful, but they admit that every day that goes by without action lessons their chances. V. B. DOLLIVER DIES SUDDENLY. Erother of Iowa Senator Found Dead in Bed in H.is Apartments. Fort Dodge, la.—Victor B. Doiiiver. youngest brother of Senator Doiiiver, was found dead in beu at his bachelor apartments at 5:15 Sunday afternoon. Mr. Doiiiver roomed alone at tue resi dence of W. G. Moore. 217 South Twelfth street. He retired early Sat urday night and was iu his usual health, beyond a slight cold from which he had suffered for several days. Two Americans Executed. New York—A private cable dis patch was received in New York by Miianor Bold, representative of Vene zuelan revolutionists, giving further details of the execution a week ago of General Paredes and eighteen of his followers, including his chief of staff. Gen. Juan Badillo and two Americans. The two Americans who were shot were John Godskv, said to be of AUeutown, Pa., aud Thomas Lovelace a mining engineer of Maine. Both men had been in Venezuela for some time. Harritnan to Be on Stand. New York—E. H. Harriman. presi dent of the Union Pacific Railroad company, will appear before the in tersjate commerce commission here Monday to testify as to the larger financial doings of the Union Pacific Railroad company and of the group of financiers connected with that com pany. A number of other persons who have been connected with Mr. Har riman have been summoned, but it is collected that the entire day will b‘ devoted to Mr. Harriman's examina tion. Honors for Burkett. Washington—The reading of Wash ington's -farewell address has become a fixed habit in the senate of the United Stales on every recurring an niversary of the birth of the father of his country. It is considered quite an honor by senators to be selected to read the address, and the vice pres ident is compelled to exercise consid erable; tact to avoid -giving offense when lie makes the designation. His choice fell on Mr. Burkett of Ne braska. and the selection proved a good otic. Will Make Few Changes. Washington—The senate committee on postofflces and postroads took up the postoffice appropriation bill. The aggregate appropriation, will not be changed greatly from the amount as padistd by the house, which was a little less than $210,000,000. Indians Burr£1 to Death. Winnipeg, Minn.—Three Indians were burned te.dea^h in a tepee on the outskirts of the city and two others were*. Wily burned in a ELEVEN TAKEN FROM WRECK. Soma Survivors Rescued From Steam er Berlin.. Hook of Holland—largely as a re sult of the courage and determination of Prince Henry of the Netherlands, the prince consort, that which at first appeared to be an impossible task, has been achieved and the heroic and unflinching efforts of the Duth lifeboat men have succeeded in rescuing alive eleven more of the survivors of the Steamer Berlin. The gallant Dutcn lifeboat men were rewarded after mote than thirty hours of hard and dangerous work. Buffeted and driven back time after time they refused to relax their at tempts to rescue the handful of ship wrecked people, and finally at 3:30 o’clock Friday afternoon the receding tide and some improvement in the weather having made the conditions easier, their long fight was crowned with success. Although several of the persons res cued were in the last stages of ex haustion, they are on the road to re covery and some of them have been able to tell of their awful experiences. Two women and a child are still on hoard the wreck, but it is feared that they are dying. Nothing daunted, how ever, the brave Dutchmen are prepar ing to make further desperate efforts to rescue these unfortunates. When daylight broke a handful of survivors of the (treat Eastern Rail way company’s steamer Berlin, from Harwich to Rotterdam, which was wrecked off the Hoos of Holland, could still be seen clinging to the after part of the steamer. The efforts made to rescue this survivors were continued throughout the night, but proved futile, owing to the furious seas and heavy snowstorm, which raged all night long, rendering it im possible for the tugs or lifeboats to approach the wreck, over which mountainous seas continued to dash with terrific fury. So intense was the cold that it was thought that those who were stili alive on the remnants when darkness came must have been frozen to death, but some six or eight persons appear to have survived the terrible experience of the last twenty four hours. MISSOURI TV/O-CENT LAW. Railroads. It Is Said, Will Fight the Enactment. St. Ixntis, Mo.—A preliminary meet ing of railroad men representing a number of the roads in Missouri was held in the office of President A. J. Davidson of the ’Frisco system with the view of instituting concentrated action against the new 2-cent rate law just passed by the legislature. No definite course was agreed upon owing to the absence of representa tives of several roads from the con ference. and the meeting resolved it self into an informal discussion of the effect of the new law' will prob ably have upon passenger service generally. THE GRAZING LAND BILL. Senator Surkett of Nebraska Talks on Same. Washington—Senator Burkett on Friday spoke an hour on the provi sions in the agricultural appropriation bill for the government of the graz ing lands in the arid and semi-arid re gions. The committee had adopted practically the provisions of his bill,, placing these iands under the agricul tural department, to -be handled in districts and leased and regulated in much the same fashion that grazing rights are managed within the forest reserves. No action was taken on the provisions. PLEADS FOR SHIP SUBSIDY. Secretary Shaw Speaks at Madison, Wisconsin. Madison, Wis.—1The second observ ance of University day was held at the University of Wisconsin Friday. A con Tocatiou of the faculty and students at the gymnasium was addressed by Sec retary of the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw, who spoke on “Some Achievements in Self-Government in the United States Since the Civil War.” The speaker said there has been marked progress to ward centralized government and that the tendency is now stronger than ever. He pleaded for sibsidizing the mer chant marine. Dismal View by Railroads. Omaha—That it will stop railroad construction in Nebraska—possibly re duce wages among the employes— probably lower the standard of train service or else raise freight rates, and that it is “confiscatory,” and therefore illegal, is the sum total of the conten tions of the heads of passenger and legal departments of Omaha railroads concerning the 2-cent fare bill that passed the house Wednesday evening. Nominated by President. Washington—The president sent to the senate the following nominations: Assistant treasurer of the United States at New York—Hamilton Fish. Quartermaster to be quartermaster, rank of major—Captain Thomas Swobe. ' For Lincoln Monument. Lincoln, Neb.—The biennial propo sition to appropriate money for the erection of a monument to Lincoln on the capitol grounds made its appear ance in the legislature on Friday. Tlas bill was introduced by Blystone If Lancaster, a veteran of the civil war, and asks for an appropriation of $10, 000. Mr. Blystone has discovered ti)rough the medium of a resolution that the block of Tennessee marble donated the state for that purpose is lying out by the heating plant of the state house. Recover One Hundred Dead. Eagle Pass, Tex.—A dispatch from Las Esperanzas, Mex., says that 100 dead bodies have been taken from the coal mine of the Mexican Coal and Coke company, in which an explosion of gas occurred four days ago. Honduras Has Declared War. City of Mexico—Word reached here that Honduras has formally declared war against Nicaragua. President Bo nilla is at the head of the Honduran troops and is marching on the frontier of Nicaragua. AS MR. SHONTS SEES IT. j DISASTER OFF DUTCH PORT ONE LIFE SAVED OUT OF A HUN DRED AND FORTY-THREE. Life Savers Are Compelled to Stand by and Watch the Passengers and Crew Perish. London—The worst disaster for many years in the history of the busy cross-channel traffic between England and the continent occurred during a violent gale shortly before 6 o'clock Thursday morning, when the Rotter dam mail steamer Berlin, from Har wilch to Hook of Holland, having safely weathered the hurricane, was wrecked as it was entering port. With one single exception all its passen gers and crew, numbering 143 per sons. lost their lives or are clinging hopelessly to the wreck. The terrific seas broke up the steamer with such awful suddenness that all efforts to save life appear to have been utterly hopeless. Late in the evening it was reported that a few survivors were clinging to the wreck, but as the heroic efforts all day of the lifeboat crews had failed to reach them little hope that they will be saved remains. No cause has been assigned for the disaster and it probably never will be known bow the steamer came to miss the channel. It is conjectured .that some derangement of the engine or steering gear may have rendered the vessel uucontrolable. Captain Precious of the Berlin had a good rec ord of fourteen years’ service. Tlr list of passengers an the fated steamer was lost and all the names of those who were on board have not. yet been learned, but as far as has been ascer tained there were no Americans among them. A terrific, southwestely gale was blowing right in shore and drove the steamer on a sand bank close to the northern jetty as it was trying to en ter the new waterway. Heavy seas quickly pounde^ the vessel to pieces. It broke in two, its forepart sinking immediately, while the doomed pas sengers and crew could oe seen for a brief space of time clustered on the after part. Then the afterpart slipped off the ledge and disappeared in the mountainous wages. Tugs and life boats promptly put out to the assist ance of the Berlin when the alarm was first sounded, but the violence of the gale and the heavy seas made it impossible to approach the wreck, and the helpless would-be life savers saw the steamer break up and the crew and passengers washed away without being able to render the slightest as sistance. London — At an early hour this morning the Great Eastern Railway company received a dispatch from the authorities at Hook of Holland say ing: “Up to the present time only one passenger, Patterson, has been saved. There are still some people alive on the wreck and we hope to rescue them.” South Dakota Passenger Rate. Pierre, S. D.—At the morning ses sion of the house the 2-cent rate went down and the 2% rose at once from its ashes and was accepted by the house without a protest. On the call for the Carroll 2-cent rate he moved to strike out all after the enacting clause and substitute the re-enactment of the pres ent law, with the maximum rate re duced from 3 to 2%. Passes Passenger Rate Bill. Raleigh, N. C.—The state senate passed a 2%-cent passenger rate bill, also including the second class fare, which is made 2 cents. The house had voted for a 2-cent rate. Pollard Must Put It Back. Washington—The judiciary commit tee of the house on Thursday reported on the resolution of Representative Pollard which required that committee to investigate and report upon his right to the salary paid him by the sergeant-at-arms for the period from March 4, 1905, to the date of his elec tion, July 18, 1905. The conclusion of the committee is that Mr. Pollard had no predecessor in the Fifty-ninth con gress, and therefore the statute under which the salary was paid did not ap ply. The money will be paid back. Prohibition Bill Killed. Washington—The house committee on the District of Columbia has decid ed that it will make no report on the Webber bill to prevent the manufac ture and sale of liquor In the District of Columbia. Exclusion Bill in Japan. Tokio—A written Interpellation re garding the San Francisco school ques tion was presented to the government by a member of the house of represent atives. The reply of Foreign Minister Hayashi Is expected in a few days. MR SMOOT KEEPS HIS SEAT ! _ MOTION TO EXCLUDE HIM FROM THE SENATE DEFEATED. Numerous Speeches For and Against j the Senator Since the Resolution to Unseat Him Was Reported. Washington — Senator Reed Smoot retains is seat in the United States senate. This was decided Wednesday by a vote of 42 to 28. ending a long contest. Eighteen senators were paired, making the actual standing on the resolution 51 for and 37 against. Senator Smoot did not vote, and Sen ator Wetmore was absent and not paired. The Smoot resolution was called up soon after the senate convened. Every seat in the galleries was filled and during the actual voting the standing room on the floor of the senate was crowded by members of the house and employes of the senate. Seldom has there been a proceeding affecting the standing of a senator that has attract ed so much marked attention. In the audience were representatives of a number of prominent wuinen's organ izations, which have been active in cir culating and having presented petitions of remonstrance against Mr. Smoot. These women secured many thousands of signatures to their petitions. There have been numerous speeches made for ami against Senator Smoot since the resolution to unseat him was' reported from the committee on priv ileges and elections, just prior to the adjournment of congress last year. When the voting began Mr. Smoot retired to the republ^an cloak room to await the result. Senator Hopkins offered his amend ment to the committee resolution and it was adopted. Under this a two-thirds vote would have been necessary to carry the resolution, which declared that Mr. Smoot is not entitled to his seat. Senator Carmack then offered a substitute for the amended committee resolution, a simple resolution declar ing that Senator Smoot should be “ex pelled.” The effect of this would be to displace the committee resolution if adopted and it was defeated. Then came the vote on the commit tee resolution as amended, which was as follows: Resolved, Two-thirds of the senat ors present concurring therein, that Reed Smoot is not entitled to a seat as a senator of the United States from the state of Utah. The yeas were 2S and nays 42. HOUSE PASSES POSTAL BILL. Increasing Salaries of Clarks and Car riers Reinstated. Washington—The postoffice appro priation bill, the largest ever reported by the comn^ttee on postofflces and post, roads, passed the house Wednes day. All the provisions relating to increased pay. affecting 90 per cent of the postal employes, which were stricken out on points of order, were restored to the bill. This action was accomplished by a rule presented by the committee on rules after the bill had been reported to the house by the committee of the whole. AGAINST PRIZE PACKAGES. Omaha Joins Other Towns in Object ing to Freight Rule. Chicago—Representatives of com mercial associations in this city, Kan sas City, St. Louis, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha peti tioned the railroads of the central and western states to withdraw their present rule which permits the ship ment of prizes with other goods. They asked the substitution of a rule pro hibiting the •sending of prize packages with regular consignments. Will Not Withdraw Magoon. Washington—Referring to published reports of an interview with General Andrade in Havana, in which the gen eral gives the substance of an inter view with President Roosevelt, it is of ficially stated that the president did not tell anyone he was about to with draw Governor Magoon from Cuba and it is added that he has not the slight est intention of so doing at present. General Andrade, after his talk ■with the president, repeated the statements he had made to the president and to Secretary Taft. Bryan at Columbus. Columbus, O.—William J. Bryan was the principal speaker at the board of trade banquet here Wednes day night. Mr. Bryan's speech did not touch on politics, being confined to observations on his tour around the world. Nebraska Division Bill. Washington—The Nebraska judicial bill will be signed by the president be fore the end of the week, having passed the senate in the exact form in which it went through the house. JAPANESE ARE DISSATISFIED. Amendment to Immigration Bill Is Not Liked. Toklo — The official text of the amendment of the government bill has been published. As expected it has created the strongest dissatisfaction among the interested parties, although the movements of procedure have not yet assumed a definite shape. The Japanese residents of the Hawaiian isl ands have telegraphed President Roosevelt and the Hawaiian represent atives in the house reporting the seri ousness of the injury which will be caused to their rights and interests by this legislation. The leaders of opinion here are aware, however, that under the circum stances the only alternative is to calm ly resign themselves to the situation, hoping that the government can ar range with the government authorites to reduce the sacrifice in the interest of Japanese immigrants to a mini mum. They regret the enw law, lest the Sau Francisco people, glorying in their success, should asume an overbearing attitude. News of this kind would only tend to injure Japanese susceptibilities, which President Roosevelt has specially been careful to avoid. Protest from Honolulu. Honolulu—At a mass meeting of Japanese t lie following cablegram was ordered sent to President Roosevelt: “The Hawaian Japanese respect fully protest, in the name of humanity and civilization, and also in the name of liberty, against the prohibition of their emigration to the United States. It enslaxes us permanently to Ha waian capitalists.” The meeting also cabled to the Jap anese foreign office as follows: “The Hawaiian Japanese are unani mous in firm opposition to the action of the American congress in prohibit ing them from emigrating to America, which is incompatible with the em pire’s dignity and ruinous to Japanese interests in Hawaii. Energetic opposi tion, is reouested.” 'Frisco Japs Pleased. San Francisco, Cal.—The terms of the agreement between the federal authorities and the Schmitz party at Washington is acceptable to The Jap anese of this city, according to a state ment issued by U. Oyama, secretary of the Japanese consulate, as follows: “We have received no official informa tion regarding the matter, but if the newspaper reports are correct I am sure the Japanese people as a whole will be pleased with the terms. We have every confidence in President Roosevelt in this matter. We have insisted that the Japanese, as a peo ple, shall not be discriminated against, and I believe that this is secured by the agreement reached in Washing ton.” INDICT THE RAILROAD. Great Northern Accused of Paying Re bates to Sugar Trust. New York—The federal grand jury indicted the Great Northern Railway company on charges that in 1904 it paid $10,000 in rebates on sugar ship ments to Lowell M. Palmer, traffic agent of the American Sugar Refining company, second count of the same indictment charges that $4,554 addi tional rebates were paid to Mr. Palmer by® various railroads in con junction with the Great Northern. The indictment charges that the Great Northern Railway company affected freight combinations with the Lehigh Valley, the New York Central and the New York, New Haven & Hartford' railroads. SENATE BEATS HOUSE. Passes the Two-Cent Fare Bill With out a Dissenting Vote. Lincoln—The Saekett flat 2-cent pas senger rate bill passed the senate Tuesday and the joint committee 2 cent rate bill in the house was recom mended for passage with the emerg ency clause without amendment by the committee of tae whole. The joint committee anti-pass bill w7as discussed in the house during the afternoon, numerous amendments voted down an 1 some adopted, after which by almost unanimous vote it was recommitted to >he railroad com mittee to draft a bill in accordance with the committee recommendations. Mr. Bryan’s Vermont Dates. St. Johnsbury, Vt.—The dates for William .1. Bryan's Vermont tour have just been announced by Arthur H. Gleason, the Vermont member of the executive committee of the New Eng land Democratic league. Four speech es will be made by Mr. Bryan in this state. On the afternoon of April 15, the NebrasKan wall speak in Burling ton, Vt.. and in the evening at Barre. Two more addresses will be made the following day, one at White River Junction and the other at St. Jchns bury. Colonel Irons to Tokio. Washington — Lieutenant Colonel .James A. Irons, Fourteenth infantry, has been selected as military attache of the American embassy at Tokio, to succeed Captain John J. Pershing, promoted to be brigadier general. seed wneat tor China. Washington—The American Nation al Red Cross society, through the courtesy of thfe Pacific Mail Steamship company, will he able to transport to China, free of charge, the 5,000 bush els of seed wheat at Portland. Ore., and 2.500 bushels at San Francisco. This latter cargo will go by the steam er bailing on February 21 and the re mainder will be shipped the follow ing week. Both these shipments were destined for transportation via Seat tle, but other arrangements became necessary. Recommends Millard's Bill. Washington—At Tuesday’s meeting of the senate committee on inter oceanic canals, a favorable report on Senator Millard’ bill giving the presi dent discretion as to the size of the canal commission was authorized. Two-Cent Fare in Missouri. Jefferson City, Mo.—The senate passed the house 2-eent passenger rate bill after amending it to conform to the senate bill and adding a penalty of a fine from $100 to $500 for each violation. i JUDICIAL BILL HAS PASSED NEBRASKA WILL HAVE AN ADDI TIONAL FEDERAL JUDGE. Indications Are That Thos. C. Munger of Lincoln Will Fill the Place Thus Created. Washington — The judicial bill which passed the house Monday as s substitute for (he senate, or so-called Burkett bill, is the result of Judge Norris’ earnest and persistent efforts Judge Norris saw after amending the senate bill and providing for two di visions, an additional judge, marshal district attorney and ail the machin ery of the new federal judicial dis tricts that such a bill could not pass Wherever he went iu liis proselyting for the bill he heard objections. Be lieving that relief shou'd be given tc the south half of the state and that there should be a rearrangement ol the divisions within the district, he prepared a substitute for the Burkett bill, which undoubtedly will become s law, the intention of Senator Burkett being to move that the senate concui in the house substitute, which pro vides for an additional judge without creating a new district. The divisions as outlined, seven it number, were the result, of Judge Nor ris' close study of geographical condi tions in Nebraska, the trend of rail roads and the natural contiguity ol the counties upon certain towns ot places where court is to be held being closely considered by the author ol the bill. The seelction of Chadron as one ol the places in the North Platte country for holding court was at the instance of the sub-committee ani was adopted because it was satisfactory to Judge Kinkaid. Now that the bill is out of the woods and its passage only a question of a day or two at the most, people of the South Platte country will have an op portuuity to speculate o.i who the del egation w.ll select for recommenda tion to the president as judge. Prob ably the man whose name is most ta!ke>d of in Washington is that ol Thomas C. Munger of Lincoln, who when Senator Burkett was in the house, was the latter's chairman 211c campaign manager. There is also C C. Flansburg, Judge Sedgwick, Judge Lett on. Paul Jesson and others out foi the place. But it is generally thought here Mr. Munger will ge„ the plum. It is understood a petiton signed by s large number of the Lincoln bar is or its way to Washington in behalf o1 Mr. Munger. DEVISES BIG ESTATE. Will of Millionaire John A. Creightor Is Filed for Probate. Omaha—John A. Creighton’s wil was filed for probate by Judge W. D McHugh. It makes specific bequests to the amount or $1,150,000 and pro vides that all property in excess oi (his shall he divided among the lega tees mentioned in ihe same propor lions observed in the specific be quests. If, as generally believed, the count's fortune amounted to upwards | of $5,000,000, all the beneficiaries wil’I get about four times the amounts men j tioned as theirs in the will anc i Creighton university, the chief bene ficiarv, will get upwards of $2,000,000 These are the beneficiaries and thi amounts named: Creighton university .$500.00(1 St. Joseph's hospital. 200,OOi I Children of sister. Mrs. Mc Shane . ] 00,00l I Children of brother, Thomas Creighton . lOO.OOt; Kittle Sisters of the Poor..... g0,00( I Working Girls’ Home . 50,00' Sisters of Good Shepherd. 50,00(1 Sisters of Poor Clare. . . 50.001 John A. Schenk, brother-in-law 25,00! John M. Daugherty. grand nephew . 15,00% I Mary Cotter, housekeeper. 10,001 i » | HE SAYS PRINT IT ALL. Wichita Prescher Warts to Reac Every Line of Thaw Testimony. | WICHITA, Kas.—In a sermon or morality, entitled ‘‘Women’s Rights,’ Dr. John Henry Cudlippe, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church de flared: “I v.ant to see every line of the Thaw evidence printed, and I want tc read it. I think the public should j lead ii." _ j Skull Exhibited in Court. Wallace, Idaho—The shattered dried, weather-beaten skull of murder ed Frc-d Tyler was in evidence in the trial of Steve Adams, held up before the jury by the hand of Deputy Sher- j iff C. B. Williams. A big bullet hole j back of the left ear and another hole j on the right side, where it is supposed the ball came out, showed how he mel1 his death, shot from behind. --- St. Petersburg — The social revolu tonista have been holding meetings i t the University building here undei ihe cover of university autonomy "he police, however, determined tc I ut an end to these gatherings and or Sunday surrounded the miversity, ar lasted seventy-one .evolutionists and snzed 1,500 pounds weignt * of iucen c.iary proclamations: Tlew Yctk Cjr.tral Wreck. New York—Foui distinct investiga lions into the wreckof the Brewstei < xpress on the New Yorl: Centra! rail i tad Saturday were in progress Mon day and reBC-iulions we -e introduced into the legislature for an exhaustive legislative investigation. One of the investigations already under way was under the direction of the coroner: a second was made by the New York state railroad commission; a third b> the district attorney's office of New York county, and the fourth by the railroad. Refuse to Kill-La Follette BUI. Washington—By a vote of 119 to j G9 the house under suspension of the rules refused to adopt the substitute ' recommended by the interstate and foreign commerce committee to the j so-called ‘‘I^a Follette sixteen-hour j bill.” Honuliilu—A mass meeting of Jap-1 ancse will be held to protest against i the exclusion of Japanese from the j mainland, or any form of Japanese ex- i elusion. All classes of Japanese have i joined in the movement. 1 LAND RESTORED TO ENTRY. One Hundred Thousand Acres Avail able for Settlement. North Platte—A few days ago th secretary of the interior served notice upon the officers of the United States laud office located in this city that they should fix a date, and cause no tices to be published, of the restora tion of what has heretofore been an irrigation reserve, located in Lincoln, Keith, Deuel and Cheyenne counties along both sides of the North Platt;* river. This tract was reserved under the national irrigation law from home stead entries under the Kinkaid, or one-section law, and it has never been subject to one-section homesteads, and no entry whatsoever is now per mitted upon this tract until May 1, 1907, when the order restoring the lands to entry will take effect. This order restores all the irrigated reserve within the boundaries of the North Platte land office district, ex cepting about thirteen and one-half townships in Cheyenne and Scott’s Bluff counties. The land which is now vacant and to be restored in this ter ritory embraces 100,000 acres, in round numbers. It is located princi pally in Deuel, Cheyenne and Keith counties, and from one to five miles Irom the North Platte river and about the same distance from the new Union Pacific railroad being constructed up this river from North Platte to Bridge port. DANGER IN EATING PORK. Dr. S. K. Spalding, Health Inspector, Warns Against Hog Meat. Lincoln—Pork eaten raw or not thoroughly cooked, in the opinion of J)r. S. K. Spalding, state health in spector, is a danger to human life. Dr. Spalding has issued the following word of caution: “The recent cases of trichinosis oc curring in this state at Hastings and Fremont emphasize the fact that pork eaten raw, or even not thoroughly cooked, is dangerous to life. “No law could he passed by the legislature that would compel a bac teriological examination of every car cass that was killed for home con sumption. and it is only in this way the trichina can be discovered and the meat products condemned. “For this reason we must depend upon the press of the state to make known to the people in the most pub lie way the danger there Is in eating raw pork. This knowledge should also* be taught in all schools, and a full dis cussion of the subject then be had in our homes. S. K. SPALDING, “State Health Inspector.” Beet Growers Want Contracts. Culbertson—Beet growers in the vicinity of Culbertson are desirous of making contracts with the beet sugar factories, but it seems the manufac turers are not out after contracts as heretofore. For the last four or five years there has been quite a contest between the American Beet Sugat company and the Standard Beet Sugar company to secure these contracts from the farmers to grow beets and every spring the territory was thoroughly canvassed by agents. This year the American company is in the company doing business in Nebraska it will not canvass the territory to get all the contracts it wants. The beet growing industry has reached a stage of develonment that it will be a serious loss to the farmers if they cannot find a market for their beets. Between 300 and 400 carloads of sugar beets have been shipped each season from this point to the factories at Leavitt and Grand Island, and while some of the growers have objected to the terms of 1907 contracts, these ob jections would not appreciably affect the acreage that would be planted this year, provided contracts could be made with some reliable concern. GOES TO PANAMA. Norfolk Man Will Run a Train on Panama Railway. Norfolk—H. Bain, conductor on the Chicago & Northwestern raiiway, has received a government appointment as conductor on the Panama railway, and will leave for the canal zone at once with his family. This makes the twelfth Xorfolkan to accept a govern ment position in the zone. Killed in Threshing Machine. Albion—A fatal accident occurred a few miles east of this city in which William B. Johnson, a farmer, lost his life. A crew was at work threshing some alfalfa and while Johnson at tempted to make some adjustment in .the machinery his clothing caught in a sprocket. Before assistance could be rendered or the machinery stopped he was wound about a shaft, his leg was broken, his arm torn from its socket, and a large gash was cut in his head and side. Big Price for Fancy Hogs. Harvard—Several hog sales were held in different parts of Clay county and large prices were paid. At one sale, a sow brought $1,500. At an other sale the prices averaged a little over $80. Buys 1,700 Nebraska Acres. Tecumseh—John N. Carver, capi talist, real estate dealer and member of the city council of Springfield, O.. comes into possession of about 1,700 acres of choice Johnson county land, the border line being but one mile south of Tecumseh. He asks $91,096. 40 for the same, and the amount goes to Wittenberg college, a denomina tional school of Springfield. Miehael W. Hamma, a resident of New Eng land, deeded the land to the college Carver made the purchase, the school evidently having need for the cash. Joe Cannon Sells More Land. Ashland—Joseph Cannon, speaker of the national house of representa tives, has made another sale of land in this vicinity to J. F. Clouse, who purchased 120 acres at $75 an acre. This is the second sale made by Mr Cannon during the past few weeks. Veteran Robbed of His Savings. Norfolk—John Tried, a feeble old veteran of the civil war, was robbed of three years' of pension savings at his farm house in Holt county, pre sumably by his farm hand.