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(56? Nebraska. Independent
FEBRUARY 8, 1908 IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE WEEK The cross-examination of C. M. Mc Farlane, office manager of Morris & Co., by District Attorney Morrison .was exceedingly sharp. The district attorney put, some leading questions regarding the working of the Oppten-heimer- company, which it is claimed by the government was one of the affiliated concerns through which the packers controlled the price .of by products. He : : made the assertion ihnV the witness was hot telling the 1 ruth and brought on a warm argu ment in which all the attorneys took part. The question was finally ruled 'out; by the- court. , 0 Henry Wollman, counsel fcr the .state of Missouri in the . matter of. j he proceedings brought by Attorney .(leneral Hadley against the Standard Oil company, appeared before Justice Gildersleeve in the supreme court of Kew York to ask that an order be en tered by the court in the recent pro ceedings against Henry H. Rogers until after the decision of the su preme court of Missouri which Is ex pected soon. Mr. Wollman said that both sides had asked in their briefs, submitted several weeks ago, that the matter should be held in abey ance until after the Missouri decision. It has been known for some time that the Illinois Central holdings in the hands of this party have been figured as high as 160,000 shares of a 'par val ue of $16,000,000. According to state ments made . by persons who are in a position4 Uo' inspect the transfer books of the Illinois Central there is evi dence there' that goes far toward con firming the story of a merger. - - Attorney General Moody said in re ply to questions: "I notice that the attorneys for the packers have pro duced evidence to the effect 'that Commissioner Garfield said that lie would not give to the Department of Justice the "information he secured from the packers. If he ever said that he certainly kept his word, for the Department of Justice never re ceived any information from him. Neither did we receive information from the president, nor any of the subordinate officers of the Depart ment of Corporations." Since the announcement of the pur chase of the dirigible .war balloon, "Lebaudy," by the minister of war, the appearance of a mysterious air ship over Nancy, coming from the di rection of Metz, across the frontier, has given cause for grave alarm in France. There has' been no publica lion of the purchase of a similar bal loon on the part of the German gov ernment, but it is nevertheless believed-that the balloon, which made its flight over Nancy is one secretly and recently placed in the German military service. Yuan Sho Kai, viceroy of Chili prov ince, has 'discharged Prof. C. D. Ten ney, the1 foreign director of educa tion -who organized the new school sys tem in this province and within three years made it a model for the empire. Strong opposition has arisen lately to foreign management of the , schools and particularly against Mr. Tenney, chiefly because he is an American. Yuan Sho Kai told Dr. Tenney that he appreciated his work, but Yuan Sho Kai has so many enemies that he could not afford to keep him." ouster proceedings against the Stand ard and are indignant at the attempt made in Kansas City by certain oil operators to create a different impres sion. ' Countess Anna Gou'd flo Castellano has instituted legal proceedings f or a separation from Count Boni de Castellane.. , PIRATICAL MERGER IN NEW YORK As a result of violating an injunc tion enjoining him from publishing anything in the editorial columns of the Atlanta News concerning his senatorial candidacy, Colonel John Temple Graves,' editor-in-chief, was tempor arily removed from his position. The injunction was secured by. Charles Daniel, managing editor and business manager' of - the paper from Judge Pendleton of the superior court. The Southern. Railway owns a large portion of the stock of the paper. ,;:, Fifteen persons were injured, two of the probably fatally, in e the wreck of an eastbound Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific passenger train, four miles from Durhan, N. M. The probably fatally hurt are: Louis Cohen, El Paso; Mrs. Munda, Anchor, N. M. Of the! others injured the most seriously hurt are: Mr. and Mrs. Guy Westly, Sparta, Wis.; C. H. Jones, Falls Mill, W. Va.; J. Hv Dennis, Oregon; Mrs. Margaret Dennis, Oregon; Maletha Dennis, Oregon. . , The residence of Rev. Dr. Andrew Beattie, an American Presbyterian missionary at Fati, in the district of Canton, was looted by an armed band of Chinese. The missionaries were bound and their clothes, watches and silver, valued at $1,000, were taken by the robbers. Dr. Beattie is in charge of five of the day schools of the board of missions of the Presby terian church of America at Fati. ; People of the Metropolis Will Be Robbed For Many Years New York, Feb. C The Metropoli-tan-Interurban combination, by add ing $108,000,000 of water'" to its outstanding securities, taxes the peo ple of Manhattan and Bronx Boroughs the interest it must earn lo pay divi dends on these rotten securities. If ir seeks to earn 4 per cent, then the people of the two boroughs must con tribute $1,320,000 annually in addition to the amount they now pay. The privileges now enjoyed by the railway combination were given to it by the people. To earn this additional amount to keep it from insolvency the giant merger must economize. The only way it can economize is to decrease the number of its cars and start a high school for, the education of street railroad "hogs." The $108,000,000 of fresh water dis tributed from the merger reservoir of Belmont and Ryan, and from which the public will not derive one nickel in benefit or one cheaper ride ls greater by $9,000,000 than the principal of the public debt at the close of the war of 1812. Is greater by $23,000,000 than the stock of gold in the treasuries of all the South American states combined. Is withing $6,000,000 of the total value of the gold and silver mined in the United States in the year 1904. . Is equal-to the combined net public debts of Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Louisville and Milwaukee, V Is equal to the total assessed valu ation of real and personal property in Jersey City, N. J. Is equal to the total assessed valu ation of real and personal property in New Haven, Conn. Transformed into $20 bills and placed end to end, each rail of a single rack road could be covered -for 495 miles New York to Niagara Falls. Names of Farmers Wanted The Valley Farmer wants names and addresses- of farmers anywhere in the U. S. They want to get them in terested in -their big farm magazine which now has a circulation of over 100,000 copies and is acknowledged to be the best farm paper in the west. The subscription price Is. 50c per year, but if any of our readers will send them five farmers' names and ad dresses and -10 centsin stamps or sil ver they will enter you as a subscrib er fully paid for a whole year. Ad dress Valley Farmer, 530 Jackson St., Topeka, Kan. Japan is heartily tired of its alli ance with England. More and tnore t he impression grows that England has simply sought a compact with the new power of the Orient to bolster up it& waning power in the east. A very outspoken anti-English party has been formed by such prominent men as Lieutenant General Viscount Tani, ex-minister of commerce, and a mem ber of the Japanese parliament; Tu kamoto Sells, the well known statesman,-and Osako Jakaio, mayor of Tokio. The president has selected Brigadier General Frederick Grant, commandm the department of the east with Itead nuarters at Governor's Island, New York, to be promoted to the grade of major general , to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Major General Sumner, February 6. The New York Herald says "It was learned that there are many in dications that the Illinois Central rail way ' has been acquired by interests identified with the Uarrlman party. Four towns in the Monongahela valley, have turned their entire police force over to Burgess H. J. Billock, Monongahela, Pa., to be controlled by Chief of Police Leo Logan in an effort to stop the disorder which has. been caused by members of the "Black Hand.". The towns are Monongahela, Belle Vernon, Charleroi and Washing ton. .'" - ' . ";. All doubts regarding the marriage of Mrs. ' Yerkes to Wilson Mizner , were removed, wlien Mrs. Mizner" admitted ,t hat .her marriage had- taken place. The only reason for misapprehension on the subject, it appears, was Mrs Mizner's desire to keep the fact of her marriage a secret for ten days or so. The oil producers ."of - the Chanute district are with the attorney genera of Missouri, Herbert Hadley, in his ONE GAS TRUST SURRENDERS GREEN GABLES j The Dr. Benj, F. Bailey Sana torium, Uncoln, Neb. Largest, V best equipped un 1 most beauti- ) fully furnished. ' In the suburbs of Lincoln,, this institution forX the medical and surgical treat- i ment of all non-contagious dis-, eases, presents the ideal, In its nursing corps, Its massage, its electrical equipments, its bath, department, physical : culture, dietetics, and, in fact, every thing which goes to make up a, scientific yet homelike institu tion.' A delightful place in which to get well and learn how , to kesp well. c which to get well and learn how C to kesp well. Chicago Companies Agree to 85-Cent . Rate - for Five Years Chicago, Feb. 3. 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