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TTlie Valentine Democrat
VALENTINE , NEB.
. 31. IttCE , - - - Publisher.
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( SPOONEB , STEPS OUT
FAMOUS WISCONSIN SENATOR
DESIGNS ins OFFICE.
Gays ire Has Not Felt at Liberty to
Practice fcavv While in Senate ana
Now Is Compelled to Look After Hi ?
Own Interests.
It was announned in Milwaukee
Sunday that United States Senator
John C. Spooner has forwarded his
resignation to Gov. Davidson , to take
'effect May 1 next. The news came as
a. complete surprise in "Wisconsin.
Gov. Davidfion said he had not yet
received the resignation and could
liardly believe it to be true.
As to Senator Spooner's successor
JGov. Davidson said it would be left to
ithe present legislature to elect a suc-
'cessor to fill the unexpired term. Gov.
'Davidson ' would not discuss the prob
able successor other than that he pre-
Jsumed some of the Wisconsin con
gressmen , such as Cooper and Esch ,
rwho were candidates for -the senator-
.ship at the time Senator La Folletto
rivas elected to succeed Senator
Quarles , would again enter the field.
: Gov. Davidson said he would not be
'A candidate.
Lieut. Gov. W. D. Connor , of whom
unention has been made at times as a
-possible successor to Spooner when his
jterm expired , expressed surprise at
.the news of the resignation , but was
not prepared at this time to make .7
statement. ,
STRIKE VIOLENCE ENDS.
So Attempt Made to Run Street Cars
at Portsmouth , O.
The presence all along the line of
the Portsmouth , O. , street railroad
of police and 100 deputy sheriffs sworn
in by Sheriff Gillen , warnings that all
-violations will meet with prompt ar
rests , the pleas of striking motormen
and conductors themselves for peace
ind the fact that no attempts were
made to operate cars have combined
> to improve the strike situation.
But when twenty state constables
from Cincinntai arrived at the com
pany's office Saturday night the street
fairly swarmed with persons who
jhooted and jeered them. These men ,
Zheavily armed , are guarding the street
.railway property.
President Levi D. York in his first
public utterance since the strike be
gan bitterly attacked the city and
{ county officials for failing to provide
iprotection. declaring that if such had
. 'been given cars would now be running
on schedule time. The demands ol
the men , he says , were put up to the
company peremptorily and no time
was allowed for a decision. The com
pany will sue the county for $5,000
damages because of the burning of a
car Friday night.
CHICAGO THIEVES ARE BOLDER.
Take Mail Wagon from a Crowded
Street.
A United States mail wagon contain
ing three pouche s , two of which wera
.filled with miscellaneous mail matter ,
and the third with registered mail ,
was stolen from in front of the stock
exchange building in Chicago Satur
day night while the driver was making
a collection in the building. At the
time of the theft the street was crowded -
, ed with persons , none of whom saw
the thief escape with the mail wagon.
While the collector was inside the
thief drove off with the wagon , which
was one enclosed by a screen , the dooi :
of which was locked.
Two hours after the robbery the
wagon was found three miles distant
( from the downtown district. The
iscreen of the door had been broken
and the pouches taken.
The postoffice authorities say they
-do not know just how many checks
or jewelry the registered pouches con
tained , but were of the belief the rotx
fbers probably secured $5,000.
REPUDIATES CONFESSION.
{ Denver Man Now Denies Having Mur
dered Wife and Daughter.
Benjamin C. Wright of
/ . ' i Chicago ,
pleaded not guilty in the criminal
court at Denver Saturday to the
'charge of having murdered his wife
and daughter , who died of poisoning
last Sunday. Wright has repudiated
the confession which he made to Chief
of Police Michael A. 'Delaney and
* Bays it was given under duress.
Wright was examined Saturday by
three alienists , two for the prosecu *
and one for the defense.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
, Saturday's quotations on the Sioux
/City / live stock market follow : Top
Ibeeves , $5.05. Top hogs , $6.80. '
jTliroxvs Children from Burning Home.
Homer Hinton , wife , and three
children had a narrow escape from
( death by fire at Holcombe , Wis. Hin-
jto awoke at the sound of the roof
falling in. He threw his children out
jof the window , and he and his wife
{ escaped after them.
Powder Mill Blown Up : Four Dead.
The mixing mill at the Rand Pow
der company's plant at Dossett , Tenn. ,
[ blew up Saturday afternoon. Four
Imen were killed and three Injured.
ATTACK EDDY ESTATE.
Science Leader's Relatives Sue for Ac
counting.
A bill in equity to secure an ac
counting of the financial affairs of
Mrs. Mary Baker Glover Eddy , head
of the Christian Science church , was
filed in the superior court for Merri-
mac county , N. H. , Friday by Mrs. Ed
dy's son , Geo. W. Glover , of Deadwood -
wood , S. D. , and his daughter , Miss
Mary Baker Glover , and Geo. W. Bak
er , of Bangor , Me. , nephew and "next
friend" of Mrs. Eddy. The bill is di
rected against Alfred Farlow and oth
er trustees of the Christian Science
church in Boston , and Calvin A. Frye ,
Mrs. Eddy's secretary , Lewis O.
Strang , her assistant secretary and
Herman S. Herring , first reader of the
church in Concord.
Besides demanding an accounting of
all transactions regarding Mrs. Ed
dy's affairs the bill asks for restitution
in case any wrong doing appears ; for
an injunction during litigation from
interference with her property and
business and for a receiver.
In a statement issued Friday night
by former United States Senator Will
iam E. Chandler , special counsel in
the action , it is declared Mr. Glover
is actuated by no spirit of disrespect
to his mother , but believes that the
proceeding is in her real interest.
WILL SELL FAMILY MILEAGE.
Wisconsin Lines Will Put on Market
500-MHo Books.
The Chicago and Northwestern has
joined the Wisconsin Central , Burling
ton and Milwaukee roads in promis
ing a new 500-mile family mileage
book at $10 each , in conformity to the
suggestion of the Wisconsin state rail
way commission , when it decided for
a 2-cent passenger fare in Wiscon
sin. "
At the same time it was announced
that all the railways concerned will
continue to sell all the different kinds
of mileage books at present on the
market.
The 1,000-mile mileage book will be
sold at the old price of $25 , and the
2,000-mile book at $50 , as before. A
rebate will be continued on the latter
to the amount of 36.50 , as has been
the rule. All these books are inter
changeable , and good over every line
in the Western Passenger association.
The 5"00-mile family booktwill not be
interchangeable.
ATTEMPT TO WRECK TRAIN.
Bridge Burned on the Southern Pa
cific in Texas.
A bridge near Iser , on the Southern
Pacific fifty miles east of El Paso ,
Tex. , was burned Friday night with
the evident purpose of wrecking a
passenger train. The train was delay
ed , and the fire was discovered by the
crew of an extra train which barely
escaped running into it. Several per
sons were seen running from the vi
cinity by the crew of the extra , which
flagged the passenger. The bridge is
a total loss , and will necessitate trans
fers for several days.
RANCHMEN IN BATTLE.
Three Men Are Shot in Montana , One
Fatally.
A report has just been received tell
ing of a shooting affray between
ranchmen , thirty miles north of Hele
na , Mont. Three were shot , among
them bein Paul Reiburg , who was
Injured in the heart and who will
probably die.
The others , whose names are un
known at this time , are seriously
wounded. A range war is said to be
the cause. The sheriff has gone to the
scene.
Severely Hurt in Duel.
A furious sword duel was fought at
Vienna between Herr Rakovsky , vice
president of the lower house of the
Hungarian parliament , and Herr Her-
vath , a local journalist. The encoun
ter grew out of charges of political
espionage made by Herr Rakovsky.
Herr Hervath was severely wounded.
Revives Whipping Post.
The whipping post is to be revived
In Maryland after having been in dis
use for twenty years. Sadler Brooks ,
of Baltimore , colored , was Friday
sentenced to receive nine lashes and j
a jail sentence of two months for beatIng -
Ing : his wife.
Steamer Goes Ashore in Fog.
The Dutch mall steamer Knogin
( Vilhelmina went ashore Friday morn
ing during a thick fog on a dike east
ward of the entrance of the harbor ut
Flushing , Holland. Passengers and
mails were landed. The vessel got off
without damage.
\
Sixty-Five of CrcuIII. .
The battleship Connecticut , of
whose crew sixty-five contracted ty
phoid fever while cruising in the West
Indian waters , arrived in Xew York
Thursday. Fifteen are in a critical
condition.
.Military Academy Bill. j
The conference report on the mili-
, , .y academy appropriation bill was
_ 0reed to Thursday and the bill goes
to the president.
Bomb in Madlrid Cathedral.
A bomb exploded in the cathedral
fn Madrid Thursday night while a
tervice was being held. There was a
great panic among the congregation
and ten persons sustained serious in
juries in the rush to leave the build
ing.
To Reduce Pullman Rates.
The Kansas house of representa
tives Thursday passed a bill making a
20 per cent reduction in Pullman
sleepinir car rates.
BIRDSALL WAR3IS UP.
lovvan in Vigorous Assault on Ship
Subsidy.
General debate on the ship subsidy
bill in the national house of congress
terminated at 2:15 o'clock p. ni.
Thursday , whereupon the bill was
read under the five minute rule for
amendments. From that time until
the recess at 6 o'clock arnendmenU
were offered to the bill and the discus ,
sion proceeded thereon. The leaders
on both sides were drawn into the de
bate. Ey a vote of 112 to 127 thi
house defeated an amendment except
ing the Sierra , the Sonoma and the
Ventura , of the Oceanic line , from the
operation of the bill , and empowering
the postmaster general to make con
tracts with citizens of the United
States for carrying mail on steam
ships.
Representative Birdsall , of Iowa , in
opposing the bill criticised Mr. Gros-
venor for his methods in reporting the
measure. During his address Mr.
Birdsall , speaking of President Roosevelt
velt , said :
"The present occupant of the White
House is the only real great man whc
wac actually born in the great city of
New York. "
Mr. Birdsall also asserted that Mr.
Hinshaw , of Nebraska , had been ten
dered a liberal donation by the ship
subsidy men for his campaign , but
that he had indignantly spurned it.
"And now , " he added , "they pro
pose to follow him up in his district
I and defeat him for re-nomination o ;
at the polls. "
FAST TRAIN AVRECKED.
Engineer Killed and Several Passen
gers Hurt on B. and O.
Baltimore and Ohio train No. 19 ,
westbound running eighteen minutes
late and forty miles an hour , was
wrecked Thursday night near Indian
Creek , seven miles , east of Connells-
ville , Pa. The entire train , consist
ing of a combination smoking and
baggage car , two day coaches and the
private car of Robert J. Finney , su
perintendent of the Pittsburg division
of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad ,
left the rails , and after running for
300 feet along the ties was thrown into
a ditch at the foot of the mountains ,
where the wreckage was completely
burned.
Wiley Irwin , engineer , of Pittsburg ,
was killed , the fireman fatally injur
ed and the baggagemaster , express
messenger , conductor and six passen
gers seriously injured. About thirty
passengers were more or less cut urn ]
bruised.
BULLETS END LIVES OP FOUR
A Horrible Tragedy is Enacted in
Illinois.
Thomas Baldwin , a rich farmer and
former merchant , aged 68 , of Golf ax ,
111. , shot and killed Charles Kennedy
and wife , Mrs. Samuel Eisman and
daughter Cora.
Baldwin was under bond , charged
with criminal assault on Cora Eisman
aged 14. He settled with the girl's
father for a sum of money , but was
subsequently arrested. He blamed
the Kennedys and Mrs. Eisman for
the prosecution.
Baldwin narrowly escaped lynching
at the hands of angry farmers. He
surrendered to a deputy sheriff at Ar-
rowsmith and was driven hurriedly to
Saybrook and brought by train to
Bloomington.
LOTTERY TICKETS SEIZED.
Large Number Sent Over on an At
lantic Liner.
Customs inspectors at Hoboken , X.
J. , seized 500,000 lottery tickets Tues
day night , when , according to the offi
cers , the tickets were being taken
ashore by two stewards of the Ham
burg-American liner Kai.serin Augusta
Victoria. The news of the seizure was
not made public until Thursday night.
Lottery tickets arc classed among ille
gal importations. The stewards who
it is alleged had been engaged to de
liver the tickets to agents of the Ham
burg Lottery company in New York ,
were not arrested , as the Hamburg-
American line , which is responsible
for them will compel them to appear
when wanted. The tickets ranged in
price from $1 to $5.
;
j ! Rosebud Bill Agreed To.
The conference reports on the fol
lowing bills were agreed to Wednes
day :
Authorizing the allotment and dis
posal of surplus lands in the Rosebud
Indian reservation of South Dakota ;
granting to the government the right
to appeal to the supreme court of the
United States in criminal cases ; river
and harbor : and na\al ( with the ex
ception of one amendment ) and army
appropriations bills :
Sliellenbcrger Resigns.
The president has accepted the res
ignation o'f Second Assistant Postmas
ter General Shallcnberger. Repre
sentative McCleary , of Minnesota-will
be appointed his successor.
Blizzard in Wisconsin.
A terrific blizzard is raging in the
vicinity of New Richmond , Wis. Rail
road traffic is impeded and wires are
down.
Hits Glass Jobbers.
The United States court of appeals
in Philadelphia held the National
Window Glass Jobbers' association'
violated the Sherman anti-trust law
in forming an illegal combination for
the restriction of trade and the reg
ulation of prices.
Anti-Masonic Rioting in France.
Violent anti-Masonic rioting occur
red at Reims , France , Thursday.
Many persons were- injured and the
police made 150 arrests.
LIGHTNING ROD GAME AGAIN.
Notes Signed by Farmers Make Their
Appearance at Blue Hill.
A note for $200 , signed by August
Brosch , turned up at Blue Hill a few
days ago , which Mr. Broach declares
he has no recollection of signing. It
purports to be in payment for services
in placing lightning rods on his house.
Payment on the note has been refused ,
and Mr. Brosch and his friends arc
wondering what the next move will
be. Mr. Brosch says lie is not aware
he ever gave a note for this amount
to anyone.
Another note purporting to bear the
signature of John Blohm , who lives
ten miles south of Blue Hill , has alee
been presented to him for payment.
Mr. Blohm also denies responsibility
for the note and says he will endeavor
to find some law by which he can
escape payment.
It is supposed the notes were ob
tained by a mysterious party of four
men and a woman who put up at the
hotel in Blue Hill about three weeks
ago and stayed for about a week.
Each day during their stay they went
out into the country , but were always
secretive about the nature of their
business. It was reported they were
selling some kind of fence.
ONE ANTI-MERGER 31 AN DEAD.
F. D. Carl ton Loses Life at Lincoln
and Woman ol' Forty Is Injured.
Frederick D. Carlton , 2025 C street ,
South Omaha , gave his life for the
cause of anti-annexation. Mr. Carlton
, went to Lincoln with the crowd of
office holders and school teachers
.and others , who sought to influence
\ the legislature against the passage of
the merger bill , and Thursday was a
corpse. When he got off the train : it
the Burlington he wrenched his back.
He was taken to the residence of a
friend , G. F. Collins , in a hack , put to
bed , and Thursday morning was found
dead. Internal hemorrhage is sup
posed to have been the immediate
cause. He was 51 years of age.
Mrs. Mary Allison , another member
of the Contingent , wrenched her right
knee as she was leaving the state
capitol and was taken to the office of
Dr. Slattery for treatment. Her in
juries are not grave , but mny prove
troublesome.
SALE OF LOTS AT WYNOT.
New Town to Be Started oil the
Omoim Extension.
The town lot sale held at the new
town of Wynot , in the northeastern
part of Cedar county , Wednesday was
well attended and there was quite a
demand for business and residence
lots in the new town. About thirty
business lots were sold , ranging from
$400 for the choice ones to $75. Resi
dence lots sold at from $4 ? to $ GO.
The Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis
Omaha railroad will be extended from
Newcastle to St. James , or rather
Wynot , which is the name of the ne\v
town , this summer , and it is expected
the new road will be in operation
before the first of next year. The lot
sale for the new town of Mashall. nea *
the west line of Dixon county , was
held Thursday , and while the demand
for lots was not as great as at Wynot
there were quite a number sold at
fancy prices.
liridgc Injunction Made Permanent.
In the district court Thursday
( Judge Raper , of Beatrice , after hear
ing the argument in the injunction
case of S. A. Kinney against the Gilli-
gan Bridge company and the board of
supervisors to prevent them from pro
ceeding further under the contract
recently entered into for the construc
tion of bridges in Gage county , held
that the injunction should be made
perpetual. j
Story Is Familiar Enough.
The telegraphers on the Nebraska
division of the Omaha road are very
much interested in the Murphy bill
now before congress providing for an
eight-hour day for telegraph operators.
The local chairman of the Order of
Railroad Telegraphers at Norfolk has
a message from St. Louis saying that
there'are 350 messages per hour corn
ing to Washington asking that this bill
be passed.
j
Smallpox at Florence.
The village of Florence is now in
the throes of a genuine smallpox
scare , eight children having been
stricken with the disease in a severe
form. Schools have been closed and j
all public or private meetings of ev
ery character have been suspended.
The whole community is being vaccin
ated and a general feeling of uneasi
ness prevails. ,
Jail Is Kept on Wheels.
The town marshal of Eustis is ex
periencing difficulty in finding a per
manent location for the jail. He has
moved the building twice in two
weeks. Just as soon as he gets the
jail moved someone comes along and
buys the property , and the marshal is
notified to move the building to some
other place.
Business Openings at Eustis. j j
Land agents at Eustis are receiving j !
letters daily asking about business I
opportunities. There are some operat-
'ing in Eustis , among which are a
brick yard , cement block factory and
flour mill. The town of Eustis is sur
rounded by a thrifty class of German
farmers.
Colder Weather in Northwest.
i After nearly a month of the most
ipleasant weather the thermometer at (
Alliance/Tuesday morning stood at 25
degrees above zero , with a northwest
wind and snowing. This Is a drop of j
40 degrees since Monday evening.
Mother Dies in England.
Several years ago Dawson Collins
left Nebraska City for England to cure
(
ifor his mother during her declining
years , and news has just been received
of her death. It Is thought he will
soon return to Nebraska City.
FARMERS WANT SUGAR FACTOR *
Lincoln Cotuity Beet Growers Will
Try to Get New Plant.
The Lincoln County Beet Growers' '
association , which was recently formed -
| ed , held a public meeting at the Conway -
! way opera house at Sutherland Sat
urday afternoon. As well as further
ing the interests of the grower to a
material extent , it is the intention ol
the association to do all possible to
secure the erection of a beet sugar
factory in this country. The associa
tion will ask from factory people $5
per ton for all beets grown and an
additional sum of 25 cents a ton for
all beets siloed and delivered at the
factory after Nov. 15 : that the factory
shall accept all beets ordered each
week regardless of the supply of cars.
The other terms of the association's
contracts are about the same as or
dinarily used by the factory and the
grower.
At the Saturday meeting numerous
fanners signed contracts to grow cer
tain acreages f6r a period of three
years , it being the intention of the as
sociation to secure enough contracts
of this nature among its membeis *
run a factory for a time , providing
one can be secured. By taking this
method the association feels that il
will be in a position to talk business
to those desiring a location for a fac
tory and ut the same time secure ma
terial assurance that a factory will be
established providing the growers da
their part.
WIFE BEATER SENT TO JAIL.
Richard Titus Pleads Guilty to Assault -
sault and Battery.
t Richard Titus , of Table Rock , whc
pleaded guilty to a charge of wife
beating , was s-'enteneed by Justics
Marble to fifteen days' imprisonment
and to pay the costs of prosecution.
Titus came to Table Rock from Mis
souri a .few months ago with his fam
ily. The alleged attack on his wife
was made on Sunday. Both the sher
iff and county attorney came over
from Pawnee City to attend the trial.
The complaint charged him with as
sault and battery , to which ne plead
ed guilty. Sheriff Martin took him td
Pawnee City to serve his sentence.
Should there be further trouble aftei
his release , an effort may , be ii.ad *
t to commit him to the asylum > mdci
j the dipsomaniac act.
ROY LOSE.S BOTH HIS HANDS.
I Caught in Corn Shredder mid Badlj
j Crushed by Machinery.
At the farm owned by James Sin
clair , between Falls City and Preston ,
Paul Schmidt. 21 years pld , met with
a frightful accident Monday evening.
He and his father were operating a
corn shredder when the boy's hands
:
were caught in the machine and both
j
| arms were so badly crushed that the
j right hand had to be amputated
above the wrist and the left hand
above the elbow. He has been taken
to his home in Falls City. It is
thought he will live.
j RAILROADS SWING THE CLUB.
Special Rates for Convention , It is In-
tlnmted. May Be Refused.
Prof. John Matzen , secretary of the
Northeastern Nebraska Teachers' as
sociation , which meets at Fremont
next month , has received notice that
his request for special rates co the
convention will not be acted on until
after the legislature ends its consid
eration of the rate question.
The intimation is given that if the
2-cent rate goes into effect there will
be no reduced rates.
Kills Fifty-Pound Wolf.
Glenn Wilson , son of J. L. Wilson ,
who lives near Beatrice in Logan
township , shot a large gray wolf on
the farm of G. L. Mumford on Bear
creek. The animal
was hiding in a
pile of brush near the creek when the
hunter discovered it and brought il
down the first shot. It weighed nearly
fifty pounds.
Child Burned to Death.
Ihe 5-year-old daughter of George
Camm was burned to death near Valentine -
entine in a barn. Her little brother
set the fire with matches. He ran oul
of the barn , but the little girl became
frightened , hid in the hay and was
cremated. Her body , burned to a
crisp , was found later.
Thunder and Lightning.
Wednesday about 12 o'clock Minder
people were surprised to hear it thun
der and see lightning flash. It waa
snowing at the same time and contin
ued for more than an hour. At timeg
the lightning was very sharp.
When Railroads Pay Up Taxes.
Howard county will get $38,180
when the Burlington pays its county
taxes. Of this 54,328 will go into the
general fund and § 15,305 will go into
the bridge fund.
Cut Leg on Wire Fence.
While out riding a wild colt , Law-
re'nce Linde , of Ainsworth , ran Into a
barbed wire fence and cut his left leg
below the knee to the bone for about
six inches.
f
Will Be Federal Judge.
Tom C. Munger , of Lincoln , has
been named for federal judge of the
new federal district. He has been
Senator Burkett's campaign manager.
Old Settlers to Organize.
A meeting will be held in Harting-
ton on April 20 for the purpose of
organizing and arranging for an old
settlers' picnic this summer and each
year hereafter. Thi. * is the first move
made in Cedar county for perfecting
an organization of the first settlers.
Victhn of Corn Shellcr.
Fred Guber , cf Kansas City , while
working with a corn shelter , 'had his
hand caught and so badly lacerated
that he lost Iv.-o fingers and it L ;
doubtful if he will ? ave his hand.
sentiment prevails for
A rowing :
H
* t , . iio-iv rumors afLoat , so ui
ffattehereeiT no foundation for thernj
L be officially refuted and
stories can
the shadows which certain now officers rest may on thj
of
clrculatiotf
The rumors In
removed
grounds of origin , thrf
have various
them
stories or prove
contract let originally to
the
was
Senator Jo
, son of
Howard Burns
Burnt' for something over ? 3 000 and
in the hands o *
turned up
which later
another party for some $5,000 Seng
tor Burns claimed his contract prd >
of cefr
the installation
vided only for
tain motor power , and he has shown
what purports to be the original cog.
tract , which bears him out , but GtfV.
Mickey has , or he left in his office thS
original contract and it shows grosjj
carelessness on the part of the boar * *
which signed it. if nothing ejse. .Arr
certain na n *
other rumor has it that
bers of the board of purchase ana
supplies have been permitted by me.r-
chants holding state contracts to g
things which they bought for the *
private use , at wholesale price.- ? I
this rumor is true and there seems
be no doubt it is. some members oi [
the legislature are anxious to lee
into the prices to see if the money lo C
to the merchant by reason of such
courtesy to the state officer has been
added to the price made to the > ta < V.
* *
If the facts already in the hands of
the house committee on claims are
verified upon farther investigation/ ) /
Capt. Fisher , of Chadron , probabljj-
will discover that he has gone to the
legislature once too often with his
claim for $11,500 , said to be the ap
praised value of land escheated to th&
state. The facts about this claim wad
set out thoroughly two years ago , and ,
at that time the attorney general b < gf
came interested in the claim and bel
gan an investigation , but nothing evejj
came of the matter. The claim
in four years from $1,500 to
The land in question consisted of one-
section located In Sioux county ami
owned by the heirs of Herman
Goedde , deceased. These heirs liveoj
in Germany , and three appraierU
were selected to value the property
as under the law such property musjt
be bought by the state , as it cannot
descend to a foreigner. It was set oat
in the article that Capt. Fisher was fb
receive as his fee tor looking afteff
the matter for the heirs all ovtr Sl ,
000 received for the property. It. na $
appraised , so the records shov , k
$1,500. In 1901 a claim -was put i
fore the legislature for 58,000. it
was rejected , but bobbed up sert nelj
1905 increased to $11,500 , antf
again it was about to be turned down ,
when it was very quietly withdraw ! )
from , the committee. Nov. it is ilp
again. This legislature intends to set *
tie this claim once for all. Armstrong
of Xemaha , and Snyder , of Harlany
left for the northwestern part of
state to bring before the claims
mittee the three original
who valued the property. The men
have that authority delegated to thenj.
by the house. They already have af *
fidavits from two of the appraiser -
saying the land was valued at $ l,500i
* * * ,
What certainly must be the last
straw was heaped upon the bowefl
back of Burlington Lobbyist Jim Kel * PJ
by when a member of the legislature- $
dubbed his darkened headquarters at $
the Lincoln as the "Lodge of Sorrow.V
Falling to find members who are will :
ing to associate with him or his kind
in public places , such as the hotel loW $
bies , Kelby has been sending out
pleading invitations for those who will
talk to him to come to his room. FeU
- accepting the invitations , ana
ese who have been there bring bacfe
the story that the old-time arrojra/ft
user of legislators and manipulator &
political conventions , and all 'rourjl
boss , is about all in. His tone of coral
mand which used to strike terror &
the legislator who wanted to breaS
the railroad strings , has changed to i
whine not unlike that of the prov rl/t
ial whipped cur. "These certainly b * j
changed times for Mr. Jim , " remarked
a legislator. * *
The names of Henry Lehr , d
state treasurer , bus been made
mortal by the laying out of a
town up in Canada. Some time
„ „ „ ,
the deputy state treasurer was induct 1
ed to make an investment in a
of land in Canada. "
"Recently a
road company laid out a town on
land and Mr. Lehr received a plat „
the new place and one street is named
Henry , " "
one "Lehr" and one Albiodl
Incidentally the land Mr. Lehr bou-Jit
has gone up from $3.50 to $25 an
No more bills will betalked t *
death m the house , and neither wid
the members be bored to death by nta.
merous speeches from
the same par *
es. A
motion
was carried Tuesda
morning to limit the number
SmS ? ? ° f any ° "e member in
committee
of
the whole to one on.
one subject except that the chairmari
Smlttee may talk an
artv n °
e m ° re
Some of the
legislators are still talk.
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