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> i The Badge of Honesty Jfcj on every wrapper of Doctor PleroeVi jpolden Medical Discovery because a full list of the ingredients composing it Is printed there In plain Englteb. Forty ; oars of experience has proven Its superior rortb. as a blood purifier and Invisoratr ng tonic for the euro of stomach disorders nd all liver Ills. It builds up the run- own system a no other tonic can In filch alcohol Is used. The iictlvo modlc- ial principles of native rooto rach as faldoa SR&I and Queen's root , Stone and Caadrako root , Blocdroot and BJack Jherrybark arc extracted and preserved jy flic use of ohcmlcftlly pare , triple- reftnixl glycerine. Send to Dr. R. V. Pierce , t Buffalo , N. Y. , for free booklet which [ uote * extracts from well-rocoffnlzcd mcd- cal authorities such as Dra. Bartholow , king , Scuddet' , Coe , Ellingwood and a est of oth j ( showing that these roots fan be dap ndcd upon for their curative Ktlon ILall weak states of the stomach , y indigestion or dyspepsia , Sis well & In/all bilious or liver complaints nd in jnlvastlng diseases" where thcro and gradual running down trength and system. n Medical Discovery "makes gfrJnvlsoratcva.iKf . * * n * w * * * > * * ' * " * * * " * * * them , tic whole bus all skin affections , blotches , pimples nd eruptions as well as scrofulous swel lings and old open running sores or ulcers cured and healed. In treating old tunning sores , or ulcers , it is well to 5n- 'gure their healing to apply to them Dr. Pierco's All-Healing Salve. If your drug- jj2t ! don't happen to have this Salvo In stock , send fifty-four cents in postage stamps to Dr. R. V. Pierce , Invalids' Hotel ) &nd Surgical Institute. Buffalo. N. Y. , and B large box of the "All-Healing Salvo" trill reach vou by return post. You can't afford to accept a secret nostrum - ; trum as a substitute for this non-alcoholic , jxnedlclne OF KXOWN COMPOSITION , not [ even though the urgent dealer may I thereby make a little bigger profit. 1 Dr. Piorce's Pleasant Pellets regulate tand Invigorate stomach , liver and bowols. 'Sugar-coated , tluy granules , easy to take IAS candy. In two years the eale of American -electrical goods in Egypt fell from $30- 000 to $200. while that of Germany increased - creased to $115,000. niirprnln for 12 Onts Pontpnld. The year of 190G was one of prodigal plenty on onr seed farms. Never before did vegetable and farm seeds return snch /enormous yields. Now we wish to gain 200,000 new cue- vtomers this year and hence offer for 12c postpaid 1 pkg. Garden City Beet I " Earliest Ripe Cabbage " Earliest Emprald Cucumber loc . _ " La Crosse Market Lettuce. 15c | 1 - 13 Day Radish 10c II " Blue Blood Tomato 3-ric tt " Juicy Turnip ; 10c ' 1000 kernels gloriously beautiful flower seeds -1 JC Total 51 00 All for 12c postpaid in order to mtro- dnce our warranted seeds , and if you will send 16c we will add one package ot fBerliner Earliest Cauliflower , together with our mammoth plant , nursery stock , vegetable and farm seed and tool catalog. This catalog is mailed free to all in tending purchasers. Write to-day. , John A. Saliet Seed Co. , Box C , La ' "Crosse , Ws. Yale profesors will hereafter be retired from service , except in special cases at 63 years of age. PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DAYS 2PAZO OINTMENT IB gaarantced to cure am -case of Itchlns , Blind. Bleeding or Protrnd ring Plies in 8 to 14 days or money refundea :50c. Cancelled Hi Error. The man of this story is a very liglit -sleeper , one who is easily awakened laind. who is a long time getting to sleep. In a Leeds .hotel he had at last got iso.und asleep , when a loud rap , repeat ed , awoke him. "What's wanted ? " "Packagb downstairs for you. " "Well , it can wait till morning. I .suppose " The boy departed , and after a longtime -time the man was sound asleep again , -when there cftme another resounding Hcnock at the door. "Well , what Is It now ? " he inquired. " 'Tain't for you , that package/ ' Tit-Bits. Microscopic experiments have shown lhat the electrically made steel is not different in any way from crucible steel. BRING GOOD HEALTH ; Dr. William' Pink Pills , Used After the Grip , Arrest Fatal Decline and Rebuild the System. Any bodily weakness caused by a deficiency in the blood can be cured Tjy the use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills .because these pills actually make new blood. After attacks of the grip the blood is generally run down and the patient continues to decline. "About three years ago , " says Mrs. -Jennie Cowan , of 718 N. Henry iStreet , West Bay City , Mich. , "I caught a severe cold , which ran into -the grip. I was 'confined to my bed or two weeks. At tbe end of that time I was able to be about , but was -completely run down. I was so weak I could hardly stand , my cheeks had -no color and I felt faint. My heart k-would nutter and it was difficult for jne to breathe at limes. . Neuralgia .settled In the back of my head and .stomach and I suffered from rheuma tism in my shoulders. "I had the care of tbe best doctor In town but became no better until a jlriend told me one day how she had been cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and I decided to try them. I eon felt better and continued using them until I was entirely cured. They 'Tmllt ' me up again to perfect health and I use them now "whenever I feel _ &t all sick and they always help me. " Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are inval- unable in such cases , as well as in -other blood diseases , because they not only drive off the germs of the disease "but build up the system. The pills "have cured anaemia , rheumatism , aftereffects - -tor-effects of fevers , neuralgia and : siany other severe disorders. Dr. Williams' Pink Pill * are sold Tjy all druggists , or sent , postpaid , on Tecelpt of price , 50 cents per box , ztiz boxes $2.50 , by the Dr. Williams jyfedlcine Company , Bchene tady , N. T. fk l- ± - * * * + * > * ! MM I MM < Nebraska jj Legislaturej No Investigation for Brown. B7 a vote of l to 85 , th hotm Monday afternoon Uubl d th eerpora- tion-Van Housen resolution to hiT tl- gate rumors and report * concerning the officials * of Norrli Brown when attorney jf n r J. Tetinr with th Re publicans to tabl * th r olHtIn were five ftlalonlst Browm e flherman , Carlin of Rock , Trie * of Howard , Mockery of Cutter. * nd Worthing of Dawscn. Van Hou en , of Colfax called up him resolution when that or der of business wa reached and Th.Iefl.ifen of Jeffemon moved to table It Commltecs on New IAWC. Privileges and Elections Farley of Hamilton , Dodge of Douglas , McMul- lon of Gage , E. P. Brown of Lancas ter , ATderson of Madison , Maokey of Custer , Marlatt of Kearney. Committee on Railroads Harrison of Otoe , Marsh of Seward. Walsh of Douglas. Kclfer of Nuckolls , Knowles of Dodge , Duncan of Otoe , Adams of Dawefi. Committee on Revenue and Taxa- tion-v-Dodge of Douglas , Doran of Garfield - field , NTeff of Franklin , Davis of Cass , Bakev of York , Kuhl of Cedar , Carlin of Rock. Regular Committee * In Senate. The senate committee to select standing committees decided to recom mend to tha senate that the regular committees on railroads , revenue and privileges and elections constitute tht. senatn half of the Joint committees to formulate legislation on the railway commission , pass , direct primary and terminal taxation subjects. O'Connell of Johnson and Byrnes of Platte , a fuslonlst , were dropped from the rail road committee to reduce the number to seven , as provided for In the resolu tions of the two houses. Tht committees are as follows : . Railroad * Wllsey of Frontier. Gould of Greeley , Aldrlch of Butler , Wlltae of Cedar , Epperson of Clay , Hanna of Cherry , and Gibson of Doug las. las.K K ivenuo Thomas of Douglas , McKeSson - KeSson of Lancaster , Phillip * of Gar- fleld , Sackett of Gage , Luce of Har- lan , Slbley of Keith and Buck of Otoe. Pflvlleffes and Elections Phillips of Garfield , Thomas of Dodgre , Aldrich of Butler , Wilson of Pawnee , Holbrook of Dodge , Luce of Harlan and Patrick of Sarpy , Senate Ellis Thursday. &r Thomas Increasing clerk hire in rsglstflr of deeds office In counties of Over 125,000 population. By Dodson Providing for a fee of $50 to be paid by applicant * to prac- tloi modiclne under reciprocal rules relfc'.ing to reciprocal relations with oth&r states. By Sackett of Gage Concurrent resolution memorializing congress to enact a law to prevent railroad com panies and other tax debtors from in terfering by Injunction In the federal court with the collection of state , county , school , district and municipal tax s. By King of Polk To establish and detorswdne the heirship who die intes tate. tate.By By Kincr of Polk Granting cities of second class powtr to grant franchises for period not exceeding twenty years ! to water works , gas , electric light and power , heating , telephone , telegraph and street car companies. Bills Introduced. Friday. "iJ.y Rodge of Douglas Providing fo the organization of charity associa tion to be managed by three trustees. BY Keifer of Nuckolls Appropriat ing $80,000 for the payment of mem ber * , officers and employes of the leg islature. By Lee of Douglas For the consol idation and merger of Omaha and South Omaha. By Lee of Douglas Providing members of police boards cannot be candidates for office. By Henry Making it unlawful to hunt upon land of another person without first procuring the written consent of the owner or occupant. Penalty , $25 to $100 fine. By McCullough of Gage Making the trimming of hedges over five feet high compulsory. By McMullen of Gage To require funds of state university to be paid out on order of regents without appropria tion. tion.New New bills introduced in the senate Monday : By Thomas of Douglas Establish ing a fee of from $10 to $50 for the post-mortem examination of bodies in the county of Douglas. By Thomas of Douglas To regulate the employment and use of child la bor. bor.By By Thomas of Douglas Amending the compulsory education law ; In creasing age limit to 16 years and fix ing compulsory period to the full school year. By Thomas of Douglas Making it a misdemeanor for any person to solicit money or any other valuable consid eration for his vote. By Thomas of Douglas A bill cre ating a state board of osteopathy. The board shall consist of the governor , at torney general and secretary of state. Five examiners shall be appointed from a list of ten submitted by the Ne braska Osteopathlc association. Com pensation shall not exceed $5 a day for each examiner when actually in session. By Thomas of Douglas Increasing the limits of pay for fire captains in Omaha to between $125 and $150 , the present limit being from $90 to $110. By Thomas of Douglas A bill to create the office of coroner's physician in Douglas county , to be appointed by the coroner and to receive $900 per annum. By Root of Cass Regulating the procedure of reprieves or pardons or commutations of sentences of those convicted of misdemeanor * or crimes. By Saunders of Douglas Allowing hospitals and asylums to hold real estate. By Epperson of Clay Declaring tel ephone companies common carriers and placing them under the jurisdic tion of the state railway commission. By Patrick of Sarpy Empowering any board granting liquor licenses to revoke the same for violation by the holder of any law or ordinance regu lating the sale or conduct of the busi ness on the part of the license. By Patrick of Sarpy Giving free holders In townships outside of incor porated villages a right to sign saloon license petitions for saloons outside the city or village limits. By Patrick of Sarpy Making sign ers of petitions for saloon licenses Jointly liable with the saloonkeeper , and his bondsmen for damegs growing out of the traffic. By Patrick of Sarpy Prescribing the form of tickets issued by the rail roads of this state. By Clarke < ? f Adams Abolishing the death penalty. By Clarke of Adams To authorize district courts and the Judges thereof and the county courts and the judges thereof to parole persons sentenced to imprisonment for violation of the criminal laws of the state. By Wilcox of Jefferson To defin Christian Science healing and to reg ulate the practice of Christian Science. By McKewon of Lancaster -To t > ro- I vlfle for the assessment of real estate mortgages ae real estate and to pro vide for an equitable assessment of real estate encumbered by mortgage. By MoKeuBon of Lancaster Provid ing for the deduction of bona fide i debts from personal property ichcd- ! uled to the county aanessor an4 requir ing that party claiming such deduc tion shall disclose to the asseecor names of the persons te whom he IB indebted. By Wlleor of Jefferson To define the term "itinerant physician" and to provide license and fees for the same. By Randall of Madison by request Relating to saline and educational lands and to make statutes governing same to conform to general revenue law. law.By Randall of Madison by request Fixing rate of Interest on saline or ed ucational land sale contract heretofore Issued and providing for the Issuance of * sle contracts for lands to be Bold and fixing rate of interest on Hame. The following bills were introduced into the senate Tuesday : By Thomas of Douglas A bulk sales law. By GIbnon of Douglas Providing for a double shift in fire forces in South Omaha. By committee on fish and game A curative measure. Establishing maximum penalty for killing game il legally. By Committee on fish and game A curative measure. Provides penalty for failure to have license or invoice. By committee on fish and game A curative measure. Gives extra month ojoen season on prairie chicken , cuts off fifteen days from open season on quail and adds a month to snipe. By committee on fish and game A curative measure. Maximum fine for illicit sales $100. By committee on fish and game A curative measure. Fixing maximum fine for pursuing game or fish protect ed by law. By Epperson of Clay A bill provid ing that no less than one nor more than two road districts shall be con tained In a voting precinct. By Epperson of Clay Allows vil lages to make assessments for road purposes. By Epperson of Clay Making poll tax payable in cash. By Epperson of Clay Gives county county boards the power to fix com pensation of roads overseers. By Saunders A bill to allow trust companies to administer estates. By Root , by request Authorizing cities of from 5,000 to 25,000 to grant franchises for public utility corpora tions and to allow street and grounds concessions. By Gould of Greeley A bill to de termine boundaries of Nance county. By "Wilcox Making office of county judge obtainable only to lawyers in counties of 15,000 population or over. Ey Epperson of Clay To provide for levy of tax to reimburse the school fund for Bartley defalcation. Nothing but routine business was transacted in the senate Wednesday. The following bills were presented : By Hanna of Cherry Defining the crime of selling and bringing stolen I horses in the state of Nebraska , By Hanna Defining the crime of bringing stolen cattle into the state ol Nebraska and providing punishment therefor. By Hanna A bill requiring five ! years' practice of law before an attorney - ' ney may be eligible to the office of dis trict Judge. By Hanna Allowing county treas urers $30 additional clerk hire for col lection of educational land funds in counties having 100,000 acres of school lands. By King of Polk Allowing trust companies to administer estates. By Ashton of Hall Joint resolution asking the attorney general to enforce the maximum freight rate law and to begin proceedings in the supreme court. By Epperson of Clay Forbidding gambling in future in bucket shops. By Patrick of Sarpy Permitting the county attorney to indorse names of witnesses in information during the hearing of a trial. By Sackett of Gage Bill forbidding passes , telephone or telegraph franks. I By Aldrich of Butler Joint resolution - . tion providing for a constitutional re vision commission. By Sibley of Keith Bill to postpone the enforcement of instruments of in debtedness until the iases are paid. By Slbley Allowing a majority of the property owners to vote > vater works bonds. By Sibley Bill to tax department stores on the volume of business in stead of the stock on hand April 1 ; applies also to grain men and foreign corporations. Py Gibson Reducing the fire and police commission of South Omaha to three instead of five members. By Wilson of Pawnee Extending the license of insurance brokers to cover not only fire , but all subjects in- surable. Fy Sackett of Gage To purchase . supply of annotated statutes of Ne braska. 850 sets , at the same price as the annotated statutes of 1903. _ By Sackett of Gage For the pur chase of the compilation of the laws of Nebraska from J. E. Cobbey to tht state at $3 per copy , the contractor to furnish 3,000 copies. Said statutes shall be received in all courts as prlma facie evidence of the law , counties and county officers , justices of the peace and notaries public to share In the distribution. House Bills. By Walsh of Douglas To provide for successor of the estate of decedent : gives husband and wife right to inher it estate of the other absolutely. By Walsh of Douglas Gives inno cent party after divorce no distributed share in estate of guilty party unless decree awards such share separately. By Walsh of Douglas Gives wife right to convey real estate by deed and convey right of dower. By Armstrong of Nemaha Repeal ing wild animal bounty. By Masters of Furnas Provides majority in cities of 5,000 may vote water works bonds. By E. P. Brown of Lancaster Judg ment in criminal cases not to be set aside on technicalities. By Brown of Lancaster Relating to judgments in criminal causes on error to the supreme court. By Schoettger of Washington Gives county boards right to reject bridge bids and build their own bridges. By Van Housen of Colfax To fix the minimum rate of charges for rail road companies and any and all car riers engaged in the transportation of passengers and baggage by railroads at 2 cents per mile. By Fletcher of Antelope To define Christian Science healing and to reg ulate the practice of Christian Science insofar as it relates to the treatment of diseased or supposedly diseased human beings in the state of Nebraska ; to provide for the examination of Chris tian Science healers and to provide penalties for the violation thereof. By Keifer of Nuckolls An act to provide for the payment of incidental' expenses Incurred during the Thir tieth session of the legislature of the state of Nebraska. By Keifer of Nuckolls To prohibit the importation into this state of af flicted and vicious children , and to prohibit a penalty for the violation of this act. By Harrison of Otoe Removes $5- 04 ? Jlmrt in vuits for damage in caio of deatfc. By E. W. Brown of Lancaster- letting judges of the supreme court , district eourtB and county courts In eligible for election to any office ex cept re-election to the same office or that of district judge to the office of upreme judge. By E. W. Brown of Lancaster- Provides for quieting title to real es tate against unenforcable liens by lapse of time. By Glelm of Red Willow To pur- ehase supply of statutes for the use of the state and making an appropriation of 16,850 for 650 copies. By Buckley of Polk To prohibit unfair commercial discrimination be tween different sections , communities or localities , or unfair competition , and providing penalties therefor. By Whitham Gives town boards in cities of 1.000 to 15,000 power to pro hibit billiard tables , pool rooms , etc. Py McMullen of Gage An act to create the state board of health bacte riological laboratory. By Killen of Gage Prohibits the pooling af bridge contractors ; to com pel the production of books and pa per ? of such bridge contractors and associations ; to provide a manner for securing evidence and to provide for a penalty for violation of this act. By KHlen of Gage To define the term "itinerant physician ; " to provide for a license for itinerant physicians , and for the cancellation of such II- ceses ; to provide fees for the same , and for the disposition of said fe s , and to uprovide penalties for violation of the provisions of this act. The following bills were introduced in the house Monday : Dy Walsh of Douglas To authorize interurban railroad companies to man ufacture , transit , contract and sell electric current for light , heat and power. By Cone of Saunders To provide for a library in every public school district within the state. By Cone of Saunders Relating to common carriers in this state , prohib iting them from employing any nght telegraph operator or night watchman who has not reached the age of 21 years , providing for moving railway trains with more safety. By Whitham of Johnson To regu late the sale of drugs and medicine. By Davis of Casn To provide foi taxation of real estate mortgages. By Armstrong of Nemaha To ap propriate to the use of the state uni versity the proceeds of the 1-mlll unl- versltv tax for the years 1907 and 1908 , and so much of the proceed * ol the l-mill university tax for the yeara 190R and 1966 as was not appropriat ed at the twenty-ninth session of the legislature. By Hart of York Burglary by us * of explosives to be punishable by sen tence of twenty-five years to life. By Line of Jefferson Providing foi the cutting of weeds , sunflQwers , etc. By Lahners of Thayer Relating to the qualifications of Judges of the county courts. Py Murphy of Fillmore To provide a more efficient means of improving the public roads in counties undes township organization. By Keifer of Nuckolls To prevent obstruction of highways , streets or al leys at railroad crossings in unincor porated towns and villages. By Eyram of Burt To amend sec tion 46 of article 1 of chapter 14 of th compiled statutes of Nebraska foi 1905. By Johnson of Saline Providing for election of precinct assessors. By separate ballots cast in eacfc house the Nebraska legislature realty elected Norris Brown , of Kearney , United States senator Tuesday , al though the formality of proclaiming the result and introducing the ne K senator did not take place until a joint session held Wednesday noon Senator-elect Brown will succeed tc the full six-year term of Senator Jo seph H. Millard , of Omaha , who , al though he had announced his candida cy publicly and never withdrawn it failed to receive a single vote for re election. * * * The following house bills were in troduced Tuesday : By Eller of Washington Perma nent road fund in counties of less thar 30,000 may be used for the repo.ir ol bridges , creeks and roads leading intc any city and village. By Hamer of Buffalo To appropri ate money belonging to the state nor mal school library funds for the pur chase of books for the library of the state normal school at Kearney. By Redmond of Nemaha To ap propriate money belonging to the state normal school library funds for the purchase of booke for the library 01 the state normal school at Peru. By Stalder Providing an open sea son for killing squirrels. ByJennison of Clay Reducing poll tax from $3 to $2 and making it paya ble in cash By Jennispn of Clay Road districts : may include two voting precincts. By Jennison of Clay Providing foi the payment of a general road tax in cash to be used in the discretion ol county commissioners for city or coun ty roads. By Jennisou of Clay Compensation of road overso.ers shall be fixed bj county boards. By E. W. Brown of Lancaster Jurisdiction c.f juvenile court to extend to boys 21 years old. The age in tht present law is 16. Ey Brown of Lancaster Authoriz ing county boards to make appropria tions for the establishment and main tenance of detention homes. By Schoetger of Washington Tc repeal the dipsomania law. By Barnes of Douglas To prevent members of Omaha water board frorc drawing salary until the city acquires the water works plant. Ey Scudder of Hall To authorize state board "of regents to name an ex amining board to issue license to ap plicants who pass examination. By committee on fish and gameTe To prevent the sale of wild game now protected by law. Compel party to produce hunting license when demanded by officer. Prohibit killing deer , elk , antelope and beaver. Provides penalty for pursuing birds during closed season ; to shut out dog trainers. To correct a complication in game laws. The above bills were introduced by the committee on game and fish. Tuesday Kin # of Polk , chairman of the committee on judiciary , reported for passage Senator Patrick's anti- lobby bill , but owing to a clerical er ror in the wording of the amended ti tle the bill was recommitted for alter ation at the request of Senator Pat rick. As amended by the committee the bill prohibits lobbyists from approaching preaching members of either house In regard to legislation and limits them to public addresses and arguments and newspaper articles. Senate file No. 1 , which was intro duced by McKesson of Lancaster , meta a sudden death at Tuesday morning's session. It is a bill to require the de fendant in justice court cases to pay up all accrued costs before taking a change of venue. The committee Tuesday recom mended for passage Senator Root's bill removing the limit of $5,000 in dam age cases growing out of death by In jury. UNCLE SAM'S WEALTH. Experts Give Valne of Everything in United State * . The total value of everything in the United States , including real estate , live stock , farm implements , tools , gold and silver bullion , railroads , street rail ways , clothing , furniture , jewelry , etc. , has been summed up by the govern ment experts. Each jear eees an In crease In the sum total ofcur wealth. The count which has resulted in these figures , was made in 1904 and has just been tabulated. The census of 1900 showed the total value of property to be $88,517,300,775. Thus we have gained something like $9,000,000.000 in four years. This gain Is in actual tangible commodities , things which can be seen and handled , and does not in clude the kind of values in which Wall street and the stock markets deal. According to the authorized figures every man , woman and child ought to have more wealth than he or she had four years ago. If all of the real es tate were divided up on the basis of its actual value , and each person giv en a proportionate share , together ivitl- the houses , fences and other Improve ments upon the land , each of the 81- 250,202 individuals in the United States would possess $707.22 worth of real estate. Four years previously his share would have been $ C91.33 worth. The present average value per acre of real estate , with improvements , is $32.75. Four years ago the average value per acre "was $27.00. The total value of all the real estate , with im provements , in the United States is $62,341,492,134. Four years ago the ag gregate value was $52,537,028,104. The total value of all the railroads , with their equipment , exclusive of tele phone systems and telegraph lines ia $11,244,752,000. This is an Increase over four years ago. when the samp Item was worth $9,035,732,000. Next to the railroads the live stock of the United States is the most valuable asset , amounting as it does to $4,073- 791,73(5 , which , by the way , is an in crease of about $1,000,000,000 over their value of four years ago. Mann- facturiag machinery , tools , and imple lacnts come next in value , amounting to $5,297,754,180. Lumping together the products of agriculture and the mines , imported merchandise , clothing and personal adornments , furniture , car riages , and Christmas presents , the to- tnl is estimated at $18,462,281,792. After all , gold and silver coin and bullion are the least important assets in our wealth. The total of these is only a paltry $1,998,603,303. Judging only by the division of the real estate and Its improvements among the people , the least desirable state in which to reside is Mississippi. In that state the average per capita ol value of such property is $168.70. This is in sharp contrast with a state Ifke California , where the per capita value of real estate and improvements is $1- G71.S6 , or more notably Nevada , where it is $2,888.79. The District of Columbia , on account of its smaller area , is even more remarkable. According to the fig ures , every resident in the district i" entitled to real estate holdings to the value of $2,785.59. In rich states like Massachusetts and Rhode Island the per capita value of real estate holdings : s high ; in the former being $1,094.29 , and in the latter $1,114.18. It is interesting to note that thfre has been an increase of real estate val ues even in old run-down and deserted Xew England. Four years ago the es timated value of real estate and im provements in Maine , New Hampshire , Vermont , Massachusetts , Rhode Island and Connecticut was $4,953,575,145. This increased in four years to $5,506- 508,204. In 1900 the census count showed 5,592,017 inhabitants. The population in 1904 according to the census reports was 5,888,632. So the average value of an acre of real estate in New England has increased In Ins sime period from $27.60 to $32.75 and the pei capita value of the real estate has increased from $691.33 to $767.22. ] J ORK OP MANY * TATELEGISIATIRES ! T * * ! Sis 2-cent fare bills and a resolution calling for popular , election of United Slates Senators were introduced in the Legislature at Indianapolis. The Tennessee Senate at Nashville con curred in the House resolution indorsing President Roosevelt's stand on the dis charge of the negro soldiers at Browns ville , Texas. The House of Representatives at Co lumbia , S. C. , declined to concur in the Senate resolution approving the course o President Roosevelt in dismissing the negro troops implicated in the Browns ville riot. In the lower house of the Legislature at Lincoln , Neb. , a bill prohibiting un fair commercial discrimination against different sections of the State was intro duced. This is aimed at alleged trusts and commercial combinations. Another bill provides that Christian Science heal ers he examined on medical subjects be fore being allowed to practice. Gov. Glenn in his message to the Leg islature at Raleigh , N. C. , recommended a law fixing the maximum passenger rate at 2V cents a mile , and favored insur ance reforms. United States Senator Simmons , whose term expires March 4 , wSH be re-elected at this session. Joint lesolutions were introduced in the Legislature at St. Paul , Minn. , pro viding for an investigation by a legisla tive committee of the alleged combine among the coal dealers and also to inves tigate the fan ? machinery combine. Bills also were introduced Laving for their purpose the elimination of the lobbyist. WORK OF CONGRESS Th Senate Friday passed a general serrice pension bill which will gire sni- rirors Of the Civil and Mexican war $12 per month at the age of 62 , $15 at 70 and $20 at $75. Senator Hopkins of Illinois defended Reed Smoot , arguing ; againrt the right of the Senate te pass on the private acts of its members. Tbe- leglslatire appropriation biH was taken up and read , after which the Senate ntl- journed. The House made a new record by passing G28 private pension bills in an hour and thirty-five minutes. A bill was passed making tbe limit of cost of five lighthouse tenders $200,000 instead of $135,000 , and at 1:45 p. m. , in the ab- cence of a quorum , tbe House adjournedT until Monday. * * The time of the Senate Saturday wet devoted mainly to the discussion of th race question , in which Senator Tillmnn attacked the President's action in tb Brownsville affair and Senator Patterson defended tbe executive. Senator Foraker gave notice that on Monday he would endeavor to secure action on the resolu tion for an investigation of the matter. The Senate adjourned until Monday. Tbe Houee fras not in session. The Senate Monday passed the legisla tive , executive and judicial appropriation bill carrying $30,835,833 , and devoted the remainder of the day to the Browns ville affair , following the receipt of a message from the President submittins- additional evidence , and a cigar box filled with bullets and shells. The message was ordered printed. Senators who partici pated in the debate were Mallory , Clay , Tillman , Bacon and Spooncr , the Litter's speech being unfinished when adjourn ment was taken. The House spent most of the day considering legislation pertain ing to the District of Columbia , after which consideration of the fortifications appropriation bill was resumed. The message of the President regarding the Colorado River was read. The time of the Senate Tuesday was taken up by the speech of Senator Spoon- er on the Brownsville affair , and at its conclusion the Senate adjeurned. The House spent almost the entire day in considering the fortifications bill , among the amendments defeated being one to In crease the appropriation for sea coast bat teries in the Hawaiian and Philippine Islands to $1,000,000. Speaker Cannon announced the appointment of Repres < uit- ntive Sherlcy of Kentucky to a place on the 'judiciary ' committee made vacant by the resignation of Representative Little. At 4:15 , after a roll call demanded by the Democrats , the House adjourned. * The Brownsville affair again occupied the time o the Senate Wednesday. Sen ators Carmack , Stone , Money and Knor defended the action of the President. Sen- rrtor Foraker offered a substitute for bis previous resolution providing for an in vestigation of the matter and started t make his closing speech on the incident , hot had not concluded when the Senate adjourned. The House passed the fortifi cations appropriation bill without amend ment and began consideration of the Dis trict of Columbia appropriation bill. Mr. Foster of Vermont delivered a speech supporting the President for his message on the Japanese situation in California , and Mr. Sheppard of Texas discussed pol itics and the State of the nation. Sun day , Feb. 24 , was fixed for eulogies of the late Representative H. C. Adams of Wisconsin. _ Senator Foraker , in the Senate Thurs day , concluded his argument against tha action of the President in the Brownsville matter and opposed an amendment to bis compromise investigation resolution , of which Senator Blackburn gave notice. Consideration of the resolution was de ferred until Monday at the conclusion of Mr. Foraker's address. Eulogies for the late Senator William B. Bate of Ten nessee were delivered , after which the Senate , as a mark of respect to his mem ory , adjourned. The House resumed con sideration of the District of Columbia appropriation bill under the five-minute rule. During the day an emergency bill ivns passed for the relief of the sufferers from the earthquake in Jamaica. After completing forty pages of the district budget the House adjourned. National Capital 3Totoft. Birmingham , Ala. , was selected as tha location for a new sub-treasury by a cau cus of southern Senators and Representa tives. Information has been received here of & prospective influx of over 2,000 Jap anese into the United States from Mer- ico. Some of them have arrived and others are expected to arrive at Mazat- lan. retire from the bench so as to afford tht President an opportunity to appoint Sec retary Taft as his successor , Chief Jus tice Fuller said if he should contemplate retiring he would himself make the fact known. Representative Hay of Virginia intro duced a resolution in the House seeking information concerning the death of Rob ert Vance Freeman , a former member of the "poison squad" of the Department of Agriculture. Chairman Hull of the House commit tee on military affairs , reported the mili tary appropriation bill , carrying $73- 600,000. The bill provides that the offic of lieutenant general of the army shall cease to exist as soon as it becomes va cant. cant.The The House committee on appropria tions has finished its consideration of for tifications and decided to report a bil ! carrying an appropriation of $4,411,000. $357,000 below the amount appropriates last year and nearly $7,000,000 less than the estimates. Postmaster Busse is working before the department and the House commit tee on postoffices for improvements in the postal service at Chicago. He conferred with members of the Chicago congres- gional delegation and appeared before the House committee framing the postoffie * appropriation bill.