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The Valentine Democrat
VALENTINE , NEB.
. M. RICE , - - - - Publisher
Ts OW COMES PDLLMAS
jRAILWAY BOARD TO ATTACK
SLEEPING CAR RATES.
43omilainant Insists that a Square Deal
Demands Difference in Prices of Up
per and Lower Berths Commission
to Take Up Entire Subject.
A definite effort was begun before
tre interstate commerce commission
secure to the public a reduction r
. : rate of fare charged by the Pul !
man company for its sleeping car ac
commodations. This is the first time
In the history of the commission that
a proceeding has been brought against
- the Pullman company , and it promises
to be an action of more than ordinary
Interest and importance.
Three complaints were filed against
"the Pullman company and various
oiorthwestern railroad lines , by George
\S. Loftus , a business man , of St. Paul ,
iMJnn. Mr. Loftus avers that in the
-course of his business he is obliged to
travel from St. Paul to various other
points and u > use the accommodations
iof the Pullman company. The
charges for the accommodation , he de-
-clares. are unjust , and he asks that
7the commission reduce them by one-
lialf.
In his first complaint he avers that
tbr > charge made by these companies
-for a sleeping car berth from St Paul ,
l "Minn , to Superior , Wls. , is $1.50
-whether the berth be an upper or a
He says that the lower berths
rt far more desirable than the upper
" berths and that the latter should be
-considerable less in pay.
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JIITS THE OIL COMBINE.
. .Missouri May Bar Companies from
the State.
Judge Anthony , appointed by the
-isniupreme court of Missouri to take
testimony in the suit instituted by Attorney -
-torney General Hadley against the
Standard Oil company , the Waters-
fierce Oil company and the Republic
Oil company , charging conspiracy , Fri
day made a report to the court. HI ?
findings hold the companies entered
into an agreement to control the prices
of oil. He recommends that their
charter be revoked and that they be
ousted from the 'state. In his reporl
tie holds Ihi supreme court has au
thority to faake ruling in ouster.
Judge Anthony reviews in detail the
testimony , showing the organization
and conduct of the companies. He
* eays the evidence shows in 1901 the
Standard , Waters-Pierce and Republic
Oil companies entered into an agreement -
-ment which continued to exist up to
the time of the filing of the suit two
years ago , for the purpose of fixing
and controling the prices to be paid
by retail dealers and others in Mis
souri for the products of petroleum
and to limit and prevent competition
CAUGHT FOR A IIAI/F MILLION ,
w York Jewelers Victims of a. Big
Swindle.
Two indictments charging grand lar
ceny were returned by the grand jury
against J. Edward Boeck , of Neu
'York. It is alleged that while
( posing as a dealer in precious stones or
commission Boeck obtained jewels to
( the value of many thousands of dollars
-ifrom Maiden Lane and mads no re-
turn.
Startling disclosures are said to
* have resulted from the investigations
' ' "is far made from the detectives who
are acting for the Jewelers' Security
.Alliance of the United States. It is
said on what purports to be reliable
( authority that the losses attending
Boeck's flight are at least $500,000. A
'confidential employe of one of the old-
: et jewelry firms in the Maiden Lane
district said he would not be surprised
iif Boeck's obligations were found tc
-'amount to nearly $1,000,000.
Efforts to capture Boeck are being
extended throughout the world and
nvhether a. day or a decade is required
-lln the search officials of the jewelers' '
.alliance say he must be caught.
Killed by Heat in St. Louis.
John Tielkovsky , of St. Louis , died
from sunstroke Friday and John Macon -
con was overcome and taken to a hos-
fpital. The temperature registered 83
degrees.
Big : Strike on the Erie.
X. O'Connell , international president
of the International Association of Ma
chinists , Friday afternoon called out
"the entire force of union machinists on
the Erie railroad , about 3,000 men.
Sioux City Live Stock 3farket.
Friday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow : Top
beeves , $5.50. Top hogs , $6.15.
A Twister in Oklahoma.
.A tornado of small proportions at
Snyder , Okla. , early Friday caused
more or less damage to property and
-destroyed communication with the
outside world for several hours. There
were no casualties.
McKinley's Former Partner Dead.
Hugh C. Quigley. formerly Identified
Jn business with President McKInley ,
died at Cleveland , O. , Friday of apo-
; pexr. ]
COREY AIDS REFORM.
Used as Horrible Example 6f Divorce
Evil.
The Presbyterian general assembly
at Columbus , O. , Thursday received
and adopted the report of the special
committee on marriage and divorce
and adopted resolutions rejoicing in
favorable results already obtained and
expressing the hope of more radical
reform , reaffirming deliverances ol
former assemblies regarding marriage
and divorce , and enjoining presbyter
ies to "enforce the standards of the
church , to hold to a strict account all
ministers under their care and to urge
all ministers to regard the comity thai
should refrain from giving the sanc
tion of our church to members of an
other church whose marriage is in violation
lation of the laws of the church
'Whose ' communion they have chosen. '
'
Rev. Charles T. Dickey , of Philadel
phia , chairman of the committee
which presented the report , referring
to the recent marriage of JPresideni
Corey , of the United States steel cor
poration , said :
"What we had heard about Mr
Corey cleared the way. The condem
nation of public opinion was some
thing itself to make us rejoice , anc
surely if the editorials of our news
papers and public opinion is rising
to a high standard it is time that we
take the lead in this , as in everything
and give an example of the church
cleansing itself from lax divorce anc
sinful marriages. "
MORE LIGHT ON FIGHT.
The Pennsylvania Report to Be Sen
sational.
The auditors and experts of the
Pennsylvania capitol investigating
commission will make their final re
port when the commission resumes its
public hearings May 31. These re
ports will deal with every phase ol
the capitol scandal , and will show ir
detil how $9,000,000 was expended foi
furnishings and equipping the build
ing.
ing.The report of the auditors , it is said ,
will be sensational and will sho-n
many thousands of dollars were paic
to contractors months in advance ol
the actual delivery of the furnishings
to Harrisburg. One company was paic
$25,000 one year in advance of the de
livery of metallic furniture and an
other was given advance payments ol
$125,000 within two months after be
ing given contracts for furnishings.
The report also shows the public
records were changed after the letting
of certain contracts , and will contain
much information which has not been
brought out at the public hearings.
JUDGE HARGIS IS NOT GUILTY.
Verdict of Jury in Cockrill Murdei
Case.
The jury in the case of Judge James
Hargis at Lexington , Ky. , charged
with the murder of Thomas Cockrill ,
Wednesday morning returned a ver
dict of not guilty.
On June 21 , 1904 , Cockrill was shot
in the court house at Jackson. Dur
ing the trial several witnesses swore
that Hargis , his brothers and Sherifl
Ed Callahan had entered into a mur
der conspiracy , promising immunity tc
anyone who would shoot Cockrill , Dr
B. D. CQX and J. B. Marcum , all three
of whom have since died by shooting
The defense , however , presented testi
mony tending to disprove a conspiracy
charge. Hargis , testifying in his owr
behalf , denied all connection with the
shooting. Curt Jett , who confessed tc
killing Marcum , for which he was giv
en a life sentence , was a witness
against Hargis.
The next trial in this series will be
called at Sandy Hook on May 27 , and
then the same defendants will be tried
for the murder of Dr. Cox.
Denver Woodworkers Win.
A conference resulted in calling ofl
me millmen and woodworkers' strike
at Denver , Colo. The strikers are giv
en an increase of 10 per cent In wages
with a minimum of 38 cents per hour ,
A nine-hour day is also agreed to.
Police and Strikers Clash.
The police and about twenty-five
striking freight handlers clashed
Wednesday at the Lehigh freighl
house in Buffalo , N. Y. Leonardo Ase
and Carlo Angelo , strikers , are undei
arrest
Two Dead hi Honolulu of Plague.
A cablegram from Honolulu reports
two deaths from plague and one ne\v
case of that disease. Havana reports
one yellow fever case from the prov
ince of Matanzas.
One Yellow Fever Case in Havana.
A case of yellow fever has been dis
covered in Havana , being the second
case thisvyear. The patient had re
cently come to the capital from the
Interior.
Call to National Banks.
The comptroller of the currency
Wednesday issued a call for a state
ment of the condition of national
banks at the close of business May 20.
Puts Bounty on Brown-Tail Moth.
To check the spread of the brown-
tail moth in Nova Scotia the provin-
1 government has offered a bounty
u. 3 cents for each insect.
Eight Canal Steam Shovels Idle.
To an inquiry from Secretary Taft
as to the canal steam shovel work
men's situation , Col. Goethals cabled
that thirty-eight of the regular forty-
six crews were at work.
Fierce Dg Mangles Wee Girl.
The 2-year-old daughter of William
Miller , of Vincennes , Ind. , was attack
ed by a bulldog and fatally injured.
The beast sank his fangs into her face
and tore away cheek and bono.
COREY IN DEAL WITH SCHWAB.
Almost Certain to Quit Steel Corpora
tion.
There was made public in Pittsburg
Wednesday evening In the financial
district a rather "startling story in ef
fect that Charles M. Schwab and Will
iam Ellis Corey have practically
agreed on a move by which both shall
be interested to the full extent of their
capital in the Bethlehem Steel com
pany in the near future. This , of
course , Is contingent on the resigna
tion of Corey from the head of the
steel corporation , a condition which is
now thought in Pittsburg , as well as
the east , to be but a matter of a few
days. It is understood that all details
for this move have been completed ,
and the undoubted fact that Schwab
and a score more are unloading all
their steel corporation stock at the
new top price gives ground to the re
port.
port.While
While in Pittsburg a few days ago
Mr. Schwab to a party of friends
spoke most highly of the ability of hi ?
successor as head of the big corpora
tion , and left them all with the im
pression that Corey would , at the ex
piration of his time with the corpora
tion , become affiliated with him in his
Bethlehem works. That he needed
such a man as Corey with his brain
and his money , Mr. Schwab left no
doubt.
This story leaked out only late Wed
nesday evening. On the heels of this
Alva Dinkey , of the Carnegie Steel
company , the corporation from which
all the presidents of the big steel cor
poration up to date have come , broke
his usual silence , and in a rather short
interview practically gave weight to
the rumor that Corey might retire by
saying the present head of the steel
corporation would not need to look
for work did he but choose to leave
the big1 corporation.
TRAIN THROWN FROM TRACK.
One Man Killed and Over a Score
Injured.
The Southern Pacific coast line lim
ited , was wrecked at West Glendale ,
Cal. , early Wednesday. The wreck
was the deliberate work of train
wreckers. One man was killed and
three probably fa
twenty-two injured ,
tally.
In accomplishing the wrek devilish
ingenuity was exercised. At a point
on a trestle over the Arroyo Seco the
fish plates and bolts of two connect
ing rails on the southbound track had
been removed , and in the apertures
whence the bolts were taken strands
of heavy wire were fastened at the
end of each rail. From the appear
ance of the track after the wreck it
was evident some person , hidden on
the hillside close to the trestle , had
pulled the wire as the train approach
ed and spread the rails outward to
ward the end of the trestle.
THIRTY PERSONS HURT.
Electric Train and Trolley Car Collide
in New York.
Thirty persons were injured , some
seriously , in a collision between a
three-car electric train bound for Xew
York from Coney Island and a trolley
car of the Thirty-ninth street line in
New York Tuesday night. The colli
sion occurred at a point where the
two- lines cross at right angles. The
trolley car was struck by the electric
train and almost every one of its pas
sengers suffered injuries. Thirty of the
most severely injured were conveyed
to hospitals. Physicians in attend
ance think no fatalities will result. The
conductors and motormen of both the
electric train and the trolley car and
the flagman stationed at the crossing
were arrested.
COREY' IS TURNED DOWN.
"No Accommodations' ' at Swell Paris
Hotels.
William F. Corey and his bride , the
former JMabelle Gilman , are now se
questered in the Chateau Villegensis
near Paris , which was occupied by the
actress before her marriage. The mi'
millionaire and his new wife arrived
in Cherbourg on the Kaiser Wilhelm
II. from New York. From Cherbourg
the Coreys motored directly to the
Chateau Villegensis. It was the in
tention of the couple to go direct to
Paris , and Corey cabled from Xew
York asking that a suite of rooms be
reserved in the Hotel Ritz , Elysee pal
ace , Rominici , or some of the other
exclusive hotels. Curiously enough ,
none of these hotels could accommo
date the newly married couple.
Murphy-Summers Bout.
Tommy Murphy , of New York , and
John Summers , of England , fought
one of the hardest six-round bouts ev
er witnessed in the city at the Nation
al Athletic club in T'hiledelphia , It
was Summers' first appearance in tha
ring in this country and he made ar
excellent impression.
WESTERN LEAGUE BASEBALL.
Schedule of Games to Be Played at
Sioux City , la.
Following is a schedule of the West
ern League games to be played at
Sioux City in the immediate future :
Lincoln June 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Denver June 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
Pueblo June 9 , 10 , 11 , 12
Mendelsohn Music Company Assigns.
The Mendelsohn Music company ,
having retail stores in New York , Bos
ton and Providence , made an assign
ment at Providence , R. I. , for the ben
efit of creditors.
Two Ohio River Boats Burn.
The Ohio river packet Chevalier and
Lhe transfer steamer Huntington were
burned to the water's edge near Hunt
ington , O. , early Wednesday. The loss
is $19,000. The crews escaped.
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MISTAKES FRIEND FOR TRAMP.
George Friezen Shoots II. M. Misiiei
of Henderson in the Leg.
George Friezen , cashier of the banl
at Henderson , and several busines :
men , having been notified that suspi
cious looking tramps were beatinj
their way on the train toward Hender
son , organized a posse to find th <
tramps and drive them out of town. I
was reported that the tramps actet
like bank robbers and were supposec
to carry with them nitroglycerine
fuses , etc. , and that their intentioi
was to rob one of the banks at Hen
derson. The business men went to thi
stock yards adisining the railroac
track , and in looking for the tramp :
became separated , and as one par
of the crowd carne around a crib thi
other part were coming around in thi
opposite direction and Mr. Friezet
called upon them to halt , " and think
ing t'hat these were the tramps , im
mediately fired at them with a 32-cal
iber revolver. H. M. Misner , a forme
merchant of Charleston , was hit an <
Immediately made known who he was ;
The bullet entered the lleshy part o
his leg , and while it appeared at tin
time quite serious it is now believei
that he will 'only be confined to hi :
bed two or three weeks. Xo trace o
the tramps was found ; they had dis
appeared.
BANKERS MEET AT KEARNEY.
l
Ninety from Northwestern Part eState
State Attend Convention.
Group five of the Nebraska Bankers
association met in Kearney recently
After being called to order by Presi
dent S. K. Warrick , of Alliance , thi
bankers were welcomed to the city b :
Mayor Hull , with a response by Gee
B. Bell , of Grand Island. Presiden
Warrick delivered the annual address
after which Secretary C. A. Robinson
of Shelton , made his report.
"New and Proposed Legislation'
was discussed by William B. Hughes
secretary of the State Bankers' asso
ciation. "Benefits of Group and Stati
Meetings , " was discussed by P. A
Hall , president of the state association
with responses by members on ques
tlons of general interest to bankers
conducted in an able manner by E. F
Folda , of South Omaha. A paper en
titled "Danger Signals. " by C. F. P.ent
ley , of Grand Island , who could not bi
present , was read by Secretary Rob
inson. "Is Our Present Prosperit ;
Permanent ? " was discussed by J. W
Welpton , Ogalalla.
DENVERITES INVADE NEBRASKA
Boosters Given a Great Reception a
Alliance and Pass On.
The "Denver boosters" in their spe
cial train , reached Alliance at G p. in
Tuesday. They were enthusiasticall :
received by a large crowd and quiti
an ovation given them. After spend
ing an hour parading the streets to thi
music of their own band and makinj
speeches boosting Denver as a tradi
center for the northwest portion o
the country , they resumed their jour
ney westward to repeat these perform
ances at other towns , principally Sher
idan , Billings , Deadwood , Lead am
Hot Springs.
Boys Confess to Theft.
A complaint was filed in police cour
at Fremont by Chief of Police Peter
son against Henry Kavich and Mrs
Henry Kavich on the charge of re
ceiving brass fittings of the value o
$30. The officers arrested two boys
Eddie Hansen , aged 15. and Lewis AI
len , aged 14 , on the charge of stealinj
some brass from the bottling works
The boys confessed to taking the prop ,
erty and said they disposed of it t <
Kavich.
Burt County District Court.
In the the district court at Tekamar
the trial of .the State of Xebraskt
against Ed Schrader was finished
with the exception of the argument 01
Attorney Gillis. Schrader is chargec
with stealing a horse from L. L
Young , a farmer living north of Craig
on March 17. Sheriff Phipps and A
R. Taylor both testified that Schradei
told them at the time of arrest thai
this was the fourth horse he hat
stolen.
Farmer Injured by Train.
While crossing the track on the way
: o his home , two miles east of Rose-
mont , Dan Reining , a farmer residing
about 200 yards from the crossing
where the accident occurred , was rur
into by the westbound Xebraska City
and Holdrege passenger train. Xo. 97
and seriously injured. One of his
horses was killed , the other so badly
injured that it , had to be killed , and
the wagon made a total wreck.
Dental Association in Session.
Dr. Horace Warren , the only non
resident to ever be honored with an
office by the State Dental association ,
he having been elected vice president
a year ago , though a resident of Mis
souri Valleyr , la. , delivered an address
to the association recently.
Crclgh Makes First Appointment.
Thomas Creigh , recently elected de
partment commander of the G. A. R. ,
came down from Omaha to Lincoln
and took possession of his office. His
first official act was to appoint A. M.
Trimble , of Lancaster county , to be
adjutant general of the department.
New Depot for Fremont.
Work was commenced clearing the
ground for the new freight depot at
Fremont , the ground for which was
condemned last fall. The building will
be northwest of the present structure ,
containing ample room for the trans
fer and storage of freight and office
rooms. Its cost will b > e $25,000.
Boche Case Goes Over.
Herman Boche , of Norfolk , will not
be tried for the killing of Frank Jar-
rner until next fall. A motion for a
continuance was granted by Judge
SETTLING THE COPPLE ESTATE
Value of Estate.is About $10,000vitl
$5.000 Life Insurance.
Last Saturday J. O. Copple , W. H
Copple , Elmer E. Copple and W. W
Reed , the three former brothers of th
late Walter Copple , who was murderec
near Rosalie , and the latter a brother-
in-law , came to Fender and made ap
plication for letters of administratlor
for their brother's estate and guard
ianship papers for the children.
J. O. Copple , formerly a countj
commissioner of that county , will b <
appointed to both positions. The esti
mated value of the estate is $10,000
with $5,000 life insurance in favor 01
the murdered wife and four oldei
children.
During their -stay in Pender th <
brothers stated to a number of par
ties that they were opposed to lyncl
la\v and wanted Burke , alias Higgins
to be tried and receive his just desert :
in the regular way. There is little 01
no excitement now , and it is hardlj
probable that any effort will be mad <
to lynch the murderer when he i ;
brought to Pender for a hearing. Xc
complaint has as yet been filed , and ii
is possible that nothing will be done
for several days yet.
POSSE PURSUES ASSAILANT.
Woman Probably Fatally Injured ii
Red Willow County.
Mrs. Claude Spaulding , wife of t
prominent Red Willow county farmer
was the victim of a murderous anc
criminal assault by an unidentified
man whom the authorities are making
an extraordinary effort to catch. Th <
assailant used a large iron wedge am
hammer on the woman's skull , whicl
was fractured and her head and fact
badly cut in several places. No on <
except a 3-year-old child was at th <
Spaulding home at the time , the - husband
band being in Frontier county on bus
Iness. The crime was discovered by i
sister of the woman who lives neai
by. Physicians and county authori
ties were notified and a search was be
gun for the assailant. Armed mer
are now covering the entire country
and his arrest may result in a lynch
ing.
CONVICT CAUGHT IN IOWA.
Had lieiMi Convicted of Bribery anc
Broke .fail.
Chief of Police Kendig , of Colfax
Ta. , has arrested Clarence A. Waite
wanted at Fremont , and is holdini
him there awaiting extradition. Wait *
is wanted for burglary and for break
ing jail after conviction. Waite for
merly resided at Colfax and is i
young man yet in his teens. Accordinj
to his own word he Is always in trou
ble. He was well known in police cir
cles even when a mere lad. His pres
ent difficulty dates from his robbing i
jewelry store in Fremont , April 26. H (
was convicted , but on account of hi ;
age was sentenced to the reform school
While awaiting commitment he broke
jail. The sheriff of Dodge county i :
expected here tomororw to take bin ;
back to Fremont.
Stabbing Affray at Pilgcr.
S. EClough , a young single man
who works for Arthur Tinning , of Pll-
ger. stabbed William Wells twice ovei
the heart in August Schumacher's sa
loon , inflicting a slight wound. Mr
Wells-'rushed into C. H. Davison's bar
ber shop , and grabbing a revolve ]
went gunning for Clough , but in the
meantime Marshal Montgomery hati
Clough lodged in Jail.
Farmer Struck by Train.
August Fleeting , a German livinj
north of Stanton , was picked up short
ly after midnight Thursday on the
Northwestern right of way near Stanton -
ton in an unconscious condition , with
seven ribs broken and a number o ]
contusions on the head and face. He
is supposed to have been struck by the
midnight freight train.
Beatrice Commercial Club Meeting.
The Commercial club of Beatrice
held its annual meeting and reports
showed encouraging results of the last
year's work. The old board of direc
tors was re-elected. H. M. Bushnell , ol
Lincoln , delivered an address along
the lines of organization and the se
curing of manufacturing concerns to
build up the town.
Fatally Hurt by a Fall.
Falling headlong from the second
story of the new Y. M. C. A. building
at Fremont , John Launre , a cornice
man. was fatally hurt ; both arms were
broken and the skull fractured. Laun-
er was leaning out of the window
when he lost his balance and fell thir
ty feet to the pavement.
Fierce Gale Strikes Lexington.
A terrific gale accompanied by rain
struck Lexington about 11 o'clock
Tuesday night. Several buildings
were unroofed , the cornice of the
Dawson County bank was blown oft
and the entire front of Mitchell's real
estate building was blown out. Xo
lives were lost.
Looking for Lost Brother.
Mrs. S. G. Lewis , of Marseilles , 111. ,
has written the postmaster at Omaha
asking for information rcTatives to her
brother , P. J. Doyle , who has been
heard from him was several years ago
in Omaha , when he was employed by
some harness firm.
Boche Wants to Get Bail.
It is understood that with the con
vening of district court at Madison
and with the summoning of the dis
trict court jury an effort will be made
to have Herman Boche , charged with
the murder of Frank Jarmer , released
on bond.
Green Bugs at Humboldt.
Humboldt is not to be behind in the
green bug Industry , and those who
have investigated report the presence
of the newest pest on practically every
shrub and tree , as well as in the fields
General Manager Mohler , of the Union
commission - .
the
ion Pacific , has written
sion asking that body to indorse its ap
peal to the people to have their coal :
months-
shipped during the summer
'
and avoid the rush In the fall and all'
of carsr-
to scarcity
the worry incident
when cold weather sets in. Mr. Moh
ler said in his letter his company was
now shipping coal for its own uso-
from mines not on its line in ordeiv
for the people next
to save the supply
winter , and he wound up by saying ho-
3oubted if the company would be permitted - -
mitted to sell coal to the people next :
winter as it did last winter. It is not :
'
improbable that the. commission will'
write back and suggest that the Un
ion Pacific could relieve the pressure-
its supply of coal
by laying In own
now , as it has plenty of yard roonij
* It. This"-
and plenty of men to guard
would leave the road free to take'
care of the people , instead of having'
to use Its cars for its own benefltt-
next winter.
The Updike Grain company ,
Omaha , has written to the state board1
Df assessment objecting to the method ? "
adopted by County Assessor Miller , of"
Lancaster county , for the assessment
of its grain elevators in that county-
Mr. Miller not only assesses on the-
average capital stock invested for the-
preceding year , but also includes the-
value of the grain on hand April 1
The Updike company desires the-
board to instruct Mr. Miller to assess ?
only the average capital invested.
The latter is the plan adopted by the-
board last year and this year and held'
to be valid by the supreme court , but
it is not likely that the board will in
terfere with Mr. Miller if he elects to-
operate under another method.
* * *
Deputy Attorney General Martin :
saved the board of public lands and'
buildings considerable embarrassment *
ind the Home for the Friendless the ?
lots which the legislature appropri
ated $62.800 to purchase. The bilt
did not carry the emergency clause ,
and therefore the money will not be-
avallable for use until July o. In the-
meantlme the owners of the property
were figuring on selling the lots to
speculators unless the state paid the-
cash or interest. Mr. Martin agreed to-
Erive his personal check for the $1.800 , .
which will pay for the present pur
chase , and permit the state to pay him *
in July.
* * *
Representative Keifer. of Xuckoirs ?
Bounty , was in Lincoln recently , and , .
among other things , he said some or
the shippers out n his section of ther
state were getting a little bit restless ?
because the state railway commission.
was doing nothing to get a reduction
in grain rates and 'better service in.
moving live stock. While the shippers :
realize the commission was up against
a hard proposition , Mr. Keifer said ,
they were of the opinion that matter
of freight rates should have been tak
en u > first and the passenger rates ;
later , as the former is of the greater-
importance.
As anticipated , Don C. Despain filed :
his resignation as deputy commission
er of labor with Gov. Sheldon , the-
same to take effect June 1. Mr. Des
pain has been commissioner of labor-
since May 1 and resigns in order to >
accept the position of general man
ager of the American Adjustable Win
dow Shade company , which was ten
dered him by the directors of the-
above corporation some days ago. Mr-
Despain's new position entails respon
sibilities incident to the development
of the company's business in twenty-
four states , in which territory it has-
exclusive patent rights.
The Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis *
and Omaha railroad does not want to-
be Included In the list of roads which ?
have evaded the anti-pass law cr the-
order of the board relative to the re
porting of free transportation issued-
This road wrote that in its report to-
the commission.it had included all thet
transportation issued between March *
30 and May 1 and the list also Includ
ed all interstate transportation.
* *
While in Lincoln recently Superin
iendent Thomas , of the Kearney nor
mal school , called on Treasurer Brian-
ind asked him if he was ready to ac
cept $15 which had been received by
the school from the sale of alfalfa.
The payment will be made under the * ' \
lew law enacted by the late legisla
ture providing that cas funds of stater-
nstitutions shall be deposited in the-
tate treasury to the credit of the in
stitution.
Deputy Oil Inspector A. B. Allen , ,
vho was appointed to succeed Edward"
\ . Church , took charge of his new of
ice Wednesday , and the formal trans
fer of the various offices took place-
Lancaster politicians , or some of them ,
lad set their hearts on the oil office
ind downtown there are bitter tears or
iisappointment being shed , though
hose who are not in politics for office
lo not seem to be worrying any.
*
The board of public lands and
mildings has increased the salaror
3r. Lord , superintendent of the Or-
hopedic hospital , to 51.400 a year
md Dr. Orr his assistant , to 51.300.
Che former gets $200 more on the-
'ear and the latter $600 more. Anna
3. Hardwick , head nurse , will get
; 900 instead of $800. The other sal
ines remain thj same.
*
The board appointed to inspect pri-
ate and denominational schools has ?
> een at the Fremont normal and the-
"
Cearney normal"school. . This boajd
eceives its authority from the law
nacted by the recent legislature ,
lince the board has been at work con-
iderable talk has been going the
ounds relative to the way some heads ?
if schools get students to enroll. It
s said some of the schools agree to-
: ive a student a life certificate if he
ir she attends a ten-week , 'summer-
chool , providing , of course , /the / stu-
ent has certa'n qauilficatlons.
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