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The Valentine Deniocn t VAIiENTINE , NEB. i : L : : & L RICE , - - - - Publisher FLOODS CAUSE LOS ! . . . - IIJENCH PEOPLE : DRIVEN FRO . . - HOMES WATERS. . - . ' . I t Seine Rii'cr at Paris Threatens to Add . ' . to Heavy Property : Loss , Alread ' Sustained - Small Neighboring Citic Jleport Disasters. . The floods Sunday in France exceed- , ed all records and are fast assumin theproportioss of a national disaster. in ihe north , east and west , hundred arc homeless and ruinetd. Although it i , is impossible at the present time to estimate the damage , it will be very great. The rise in the waters continued -during all of Sunday. At Paris " the Seine , which registered 6.48 meters . I "Saturday , had reached 7.40 at noon Sunday. The normal height of th ( > river at this season is 2.48. The tor- rent reaches almost to the arches of the beautiful bridges , threatening ] their destruction. The Pont des Arts and Pont de TAlma are in momentary ; -danger. f The sharp cold of Saturday led to < the hope of abatement of the floods , but Sunday morning a heavy snow set in. turning to rain. This aggravatec the situation and caused great suffer- 4 ing to the victims. The Seine continues to rise rapidly ; I , and at 2 o'clock Monday morning had ' reached within a couple of feet of the roadway at the Place de la Con- corde. Many additional buildings "have been flooded , including the print- ins works of the official journal. Montreau is totally under water and writhout , food. An urgent request has been sent to < xhe military authorities at Fountain- blean for 3,000 rations of bread. One of the great engines which pumps the sewage in the eastern sec- tion of Paris broke down on account of the flood , and as a result the sew- ers threaten to overflow the streets. The electric light and trolley service is : out of commission in some sections. MORE DEAD RECOVERED. .Fourteen Bodies of Wreck Victims ! " taken from Spanish River. ' The icebound Spanish river Sunday : Ttegan to give up its dead. The first - class car. one of the four of the Cana- dian Pacific passenger trains which ' ; took the plunge down the embank- -ment on Friday afternoon. was raised I . above the surface of the river Sunday BHtgrnoon. " Workmen crept into the wrecked Interior and brought out several bod- ies. The forward part of the coach seas badly demolished and it is not unlikely that some bodies floated away. I Fourteen bodies were recovered. mak- ifssr : a list cf dead whose names are : Lsmtjwn , of 25 , in addition to six . " unidentified women . . . . . . and children , c whose bodies were taken from the first . class coach. Besides these 31 , it is : supposed that a score of bodies will be . j found in the tourist car and an un- _ - : known number were burned to ashes -f.\1'ltb ihe second class car. t ICE GORGE THREATENS. _ Su .quehanl1a .River .Overflows .and IDoes Considerable Damage. 1 The ice in the Susquehanno river he- . . gan running Sunday night , and , early " 3rlQnday morning jammed. The water . . , rope rapidly and at Port Deposit made . . . -vew record. Residents in riverside ' owns had already removed property - to places of safety when the whistles along : .the river front shrieked out the expected -warning of rising water , and - ' the inhabitants -'fled to high ground. \ ZiCo lives have been lost , but the dam. . i age to buildings is heavy. , GUESTS LOSE BAGGAGE. Jlotel Wavcrly at Hot Springs. Ark. , Destroyed : by Fire. . . 'The new Waverly hotel and bath "house in Hot Springs , Ark. , were to- tally- : . , - destroyed by fire early Sunday . : JT10rnmg. Every one of the 32 } guests escaped uninjured , but all the guests lost their baggage , however , and stores were opened that they might obtain clothing. The property loss I is about 100000. Not the Bomb Thrower. The jury in the trial 1 of Vincent Alt- Tnjtn brought in verdict of not guilty at Chicago. Altman , n was accused of having exploded : a bomb that partially I wrecked the central exchange of the Chicago Telephone company on June , 27. Soux City Live Stock : Market. t , : Saturday's quotations on the Sioux 'City live stock market follow. Heavy feeders , 450525. Top hogs , $ 8.40. Bank President Dead. . - Richard H. Rushton , president of the Fourth Street National bank , Phil- , adelphia , Pa. , one of the large finan cial institutions in that city , died Sun- -day from a complication of diseases. . Gunness Farm Sold. " The farm of Mrs. Bella : "The 50-acre Gun- . I ftess was sold Saturday at Laporte , Ind. , to the superintendent , a boys' : . school which adjoins the Gunness farm : .a.nd of which it will become a part. . , \ . - , . . . : . . ' - , " . . . - . < _ : . . , " f " ' . . ' , . ' . . " 'J ! ' " , r' . : . . . . . . : . : . ' , f : ; . ' . ' . \1. .t. ' > . , " , ' " . " . . " ' . . . . " " , ' " . . . . . . . . , 1 , vvr , . . . . . . . . , ' . 1 , c _ _ r .r . , _ - _ , . , . . . . 48 SAID TO BE DEAD. , - Disastrous Wreck Occurs in Ontario , B. C. Though it is impossible to secure the names of the dead and injured and de- ' tails of the Canadian Pacific wreck re- < ported on the "Soo" branch- of that ! line near Espanola Friday afternoon , it is asserted that 48 lives were lost ; and 92 passengers injured. According to reports , the rear por- ; tion of a westbound train was deraile by a broken roil on the bridge over the Spanish river. A first class coach and dining car were submerged , it i8 said , iu the stream. All of the killed are thought to have been in these cars. A special relief train with . a sub- . marine diver aboard left Sault St. fa- rie , Mich. , at 9 o'clock Friday night for the scene of he wreck. Until the diver reaches the submerged cars none of the bodies can be recovered or the names of the victims secured. A por- tion of the injured were ' transferred on a special train to Sudbury , where they are being cared for. Espanola , the scene of the accident , is 140 miles , east ; of Sault Ste. Marie. Railroad men state that at least 40 .persons were killed in the wreck. \ 'Two minutes after' the first crash only the roof of the day coach showed above the floating ice in the river. The second class car smashed against ? the end of a culvert and was crushed like an egg shell. Some of the passengers were killed outright , but others were caught in the wreckage , which , almost immediately broke into flames , and were roasted to death before they could be rescued. REJECT UNCLE SAM'S PROPOSAT , , Japan and Russia Refuse to Consider Plan for Neutralization. Press telegrams from Tokio and St. Petersburg received in Washington : Friday morning stating that the pro- posal of the United States for -the neu- tralization of the Manchurian railway had been rejected by both Japan and Russia , were read with great inter- est at the state department. There is no doubt that this result of Secretary Knox's effort to ' eliminat I the Manchurian railroads r from the policies of the far east , thus minimiz- ing the danger of war , is a keen dis- appointment to the- officials. Wheth- er the matter will end with the action of Japan and Russia is problematical. COAL COMBINE REACHES OUT. Guggenheims Get Options on a Moil ster Tract. Representatives of the Guggen- .icim interests have secured options SO per cent of the New river coal 'field , which comprises 200,000 acres , as part of a plan to combine thg entire bitu- minous cqal interests of southern Wesl Virginia , the Fairmor\t fields and the holdings of the Pittsburg Coal com- pany. This will give" the Guggenheims control of about 75 per cent of the soft coal of the country. I . . Lewis Rc-EIccted. Thomas L. Lewis , of Ohio , was re- elected president of the United Mine Workers of America , over William Green , of Ohio , his only opponent , by 23,597 majority. Frank J. Hayes , of Illinois , was el g cted v'ce president by a majority of 33,237 over the incum- bent E. S. McCullough , of Michigan. r Edwin Perry was chosen secretary- treasurer without opposition. Morse : Not Put to Work. Charles W. Morse , one time ice king and Z ew York banker , now "convict : No. 6814" in the federal prison at AtI I lanta , Ga. , has not yet been assigned to any work. Warden Moyer is out of the city , and until - he returns Morse will continue to pass the time as he' did the first day he awoke in prison garb. Fight Row Unsettled. ' Unless the controvery between Tex Hickard and Jack Gleason over the place for the JeffriesJohnson fight is settled by February 10 , when Jeffries will arrive -in San Francisco , it is probable that a conference will be held in theeast by those directly inter- ested. - \ Bandits Hold Up Train. Missouri Pacific train No. S , due into St. Louis at 10:40"o'clock from Kansas _ City , was held up and robbed by four masked men at 9:45 o'clock Friday night , one mile east of Eureka and 30 miles from St. Louis. The robbers carried away the safe of the express car. . Policeman is Convicted. Patrolman Jas. O'Hearn was found guilty of manslaughter in the fourth degree by a jury at St. Louis , Mo. , Friday and .fined $500 , the minimum punishment. O'Hearn in making an arrest hit Ralph Collins , on the head. Collins died within " twenty-four hours. Demands Rejected. The Erie railroad at New York Fri- day afternoon formally rejected the demands of its trainmen ' nd conduc- tors for increased wages. The rejec- tion ; followed a friendly conference of ho : road's officials and a committee of employes. A snow storm partaking of blizzard proportions raged in Kentucky all day Friday. Snow is reported in many parts if the south , .the fall in Mont- : gomery , Ala. , being the first in seven years. . Tom , Taggart Injured.- - Tom Taggart , , democratic commit- I I teeman , of Indiana , was accidentally shot . while hunting in Jefferson coun- ty , Mississippi , Friday. , He , -may lose he sisht of one eye. . . . . . . . . - . " - , " . ' ' 1- , t-'b , i.i - . : : : ' ' ; ' > ' . : ' ; :2 : < - : : ' . . - - . ' - . , - - ' , " - . . _ _ . , - . . , , , -4" _ _ _ . . - . . . . , . , - - - - STENSLAND SET FREE. , Bank Looter Paroled . by Illinois Par- don Board. Paul O. Stensland , former president of the Milwaukee Avenue State banli , of Chicago , and Henry O. Hering , for- merly its cashier , who were convIcted in connection with the wrecking of the bank and the disappearance . $1,300,000 of its funds , were parole' ' Thursday. Stensland , . who was captured after a' sensational chase extending across the Atlantic ocean into Europe and < Morocco , had served three years three months and twenty-four days when the pardon board , sitting at the penitentiary at Joliet , 111. , conclude ) he' had been punished enough. Allowing for good behavibr his time < " represents a sentence of four years six months and eight days. He was : sent to the penitentiary on an inde- terminate sentence of one " to ten years. Hering was given a similar sen- tence. The suicide of the bank's paying teller and three ruined depositors , the < death of another from worry and four victims adjudged insane from . the same cause , soon added an element of tragedy to the affair. In "the mean- i time the fugitive bank president had I been traced to Tangier , : Morocco where he was arrested September 3 , 1906. Cashier Hering gave himself up. The board ordered Stensland pa- roled to James Keely , managing editor of the Chicago Tribune , who , accom- panied by Assistant State's Attorney Olson to Morocco , effected the fugi tive's capture. . FEARFUL CRIME IN CHICAGO Woman Decapitated and Her Body ' Mutilated. The decapitated and mutilated body of a woman , identified as that of Anna Furlong , was found n a room in a re- sort at Chicago Thursday. " The head was missing and the police believe it was carried away by the "murderer in an attempt to conceal the woman's identity. The woman evidently made a ter- rific struggle for life ; as the room was found in great disorder , chairs , tables and other articles being thrown about. The body was clad in a nght- gown , which was cut and torn in sev- eral places. The police think the woman had been dead for several hours. The body was disemboweled and parts of the hair and scalp were scattered about the room. The body was identified as that of Anna Furlong , and other inmates say she had lived there for several weeks . - TRIED TO SEIZE CURTAINS. Paris Court Dismisses Case Against Wife of Ambassador Leishman. The court in Paris , France , Friday dismissed the case growing out of the attempted suizure of lace curtains furnished for the residence in the Avenue du Bois de Boulogne of Mrs. : John G. A. Leishman , wife of the United States ambassador to Italy. The court decided that it was sim- ply a question of a disputed bill and that the standing of Mrs. Leishman should have protected her against seizure. . Not Sheldon Woman. The woman supposed to be Emma Farnsworth , of Sheldon , Ia. , who was found in a -he pless condition in St. Louis , Mo. , Tuesday night , is not Em- ma Farnsworth , of Sheldon. Emma Farnsworth , who is now Mrs. Nelspn , EI bride of three months , is in Sheldon. Bryan in Peru. ' William Jennings Bryan arrived at Lima , Peru , Thursday. I-Ie was landed at Callao from hs steamer gy a gov- ernment launch and was met by a large number of prominent person- ages , including a representatives of President Leguia. Cohen Gets Bail. Counsel for Ferdinand Cohen , the waiter who is accused of kidnaping Roberta Le Janon , the 17-year-old heiress , appeared in the criminal court at Philadelphia , Pa. , Friday and succeeded in having bail fixed for Co hen in the sum of $2,000. Attempt to Blow Up Block. An -attempt of robbers to blow up the : Brown block in Coffeyville , Kan. , .ncluding . a printing office , the post- office and the Elks lodge , was frus- trated by a watchman early Thursday after small damage by fire had been done. . i Death of Prof. Yauglm Investigated An investigation into the death of , John Vaughn , former professor in the ; first district Missouri normal school , is being conducted by the Adair county grand jury. Prof. Vaughn died last October. ' - Named by President. The president Thursday made the following nominations : Chief justice of supreme court of Arizona , , Edward Kent , * of Arizona ; associate justice of supreme court of Arizona , Fletcher ' kl. Doal , . of Arizona. Railway Sale Confirmed. The sale of the Chicago Terminal transfer railroad to the Baltimore and Oho railroad was confirmed by Judge Kohlsaat 'in the United States circuit' ' court Thursday. Rail Wreck in France. Two persons were killed and seven others seriously injured Thursday when a passenger train toppled from the track into a ravine near La Manz France - - France't , . " ' , ' ' . . 't J , ' . > ' , ' ' ' ' , . J. . . , " ' / ' . ' _ . ' , - , - : , : . ; ' . : . ' ; - : ' ; ' ' ' " J ' : ; . : : 'o- " , : . ; : : : . . . . . : : I - - - - - - - - - - - - ' " " " . Oi 0 0 0 0 0. 0 0'fi 0 Oi 0 0 0 0' ' 0 0 0 fro 0 U11. P , ] TJToj ' 0 NEBRASKA ; STATE NEV.S n : L Doings of the Week , . r in Condensed Form ICpi pi .0 JJ JJ 0 JJJ ( 0 JJJJJ ; . .0 . AGO ' JJ. ; . 0 . _ , 'C . , Ci 1J 0 't ' . } 0 - ALLIANCE GETS FIREMEN. Tournament Will Go to York - - OF. E. Elliott of West Point , President. The State Firemen's association ad- journed at Fremont last week after an interesting session. The following of- ficers were elected for the coming year : President , J. C. Elliott of West Point ; first vice president , J. H. Par- ker , Albion ; second vice president ; H. L : Boyes , Hebron , secretary ; E. A. Miller , Kearney ; treasurer , Herman : Winter Norfolk ; delegate to national association , C. E. Gartford , Norfolk ; members of the board of control , Geo. Howe , Fremont ; F. L. Harrison : , Grand Island ; Jacob Goehring , Seward ; R. H. Reynolds , Norfolk. Mr. : Miller , as secretary of the Alli- ance Boosters , invited the " "associatioi to hold their next meeting at that city. Kearney also wanted to have the convention and a letter from the ' Omaha Commercial club was read in- viting them to meet there. It was Alliance against the field and < Alliance won. York was selected as : the place for holding the next tourna- ment , having a big majority over Nor- folk. 'MINISTERS MUST : : PAY. Nebraska Physicians/Place a Ban on Free Service to Pastors. Northern Nebraska ministers of the gospel will hereafter have to pay the doctor in cash. The Elkhorn Valley Medical : society has just adopted , at a meeting in Norfolk , absolution for- ever doing away with the custom of serving ministers and their depend- ents free of charge. The resolution sets forth that free service to minis- ters has been a "well nig h universal custom , " but that , whereas ministers today draw salaries that average well with salaries of "educators , employes in tbanks \ and similar vocations , " the doctors believe the continuation of this custom.is not called for under the I present social organization and should ' be discouraged as inimical to the in- terests of ministers and the doctors and as demoralizing in its effect on society in its efforts to finance the. church. . KIDNAPING CHARGE MADE. L. B. Throop Alleged to Have Taken Girl Out of State. .Theodore Ginn , yard man at the Missouri Pacific railway yards at Au- burn , filed a complaint against Lee B. Throop , formerly a switchman at the yards , that on or about the first of August last the said Throop forcibly kidnaped Mary : E. Ginn , the daughter of said Theodore Ginn , out of the state of Nebraska to the state of South Dakota. Throop was arrested and is now In the county jail in default of 'lond. Ranks Gain Strength. The ranks of the army of abstainers from meat eating was recruited by the action of 500 Omaha workmen who Thursday pledged themselves to a veg- 2table . diet. The matter was laid be- fore the central labor union and it is expected that several thousand work- men will join the army of non-meat eaters. Officers Elected. The state board of agriculture elect- ed the following officers : O. P. Hen- dershot , of Hebron , president ; I. W. Maws " of Minden , vice president ; Charles McLeod , of Stanton , second vice president ; George F. Dickman , of Seward , treasurer ; W. R. Mellor , sec- etary. ' Young St. Paul Boy Killed. While the two young sons of Mrs. Helga Peterson , a widow , residing in St. Paul , were out hunting , the gun III the hands of the young boy , Hans , 12. years old , was accidentally discharged , the load entering the breast and re- sulting in almost'instant death. Dahlman First at Lincoln. Mayor : Dahlman , of Omaha , has filed his application for a place on the primary ballot as a candidate for gov- ernor. : He swears in his affidavit he affiliates with the democratic party and doesn't file as a populist. - - - Ex-Senator Dietrich Leaves. Ex-Senat6r Dietrich has gone to Yashington. . D. C. His health im- > roved to such a degree that his phy- I sician permitted him to leave the Jethodist Episcopal hospital at Oma- ha , where he had been for a long time. Marble : Incident Closed. The incident of the marble bought by Dr. Percival , of the Norfolk asy- um , is closed. The Kansas City firm , which agreed to furnish the marble for $3,000 , agreed to come down to the price set by the board $2,448 , and the matter was settled. Will Continue as Dean. Dr. Harold Gifford has been per- suaded to give up his intention of re- signing as associate dean of the Col- lege of Medicine r . of the University of . Nebraska. Dr. Gifford has agreed to continue in the deanship indefinitely. J The order issued by the state rail- way commission ! to compel the Rock Island railroad to construct a depot at University Place has been upheld , by the supreme court. . .1 / " ' : V'V NV : : - ' * : ' : ' . , . ' . : -V : , . , . . _ " , . : . - , . " ' _ - . - - - - Y" - - . - . . - . . . . . . . . - - " . a , I OMAHA SUICIDE. ' Wm. Weincr Shoots .Himself .Whi ; Sitting in Chair. Dead in his chair , with a revolver shot through his head , the police found Michael Weiner at his home i in Omaha Monday afternoon. Mrs. Weiner had heard the shot by which her husband ended his life and feared to venture into the room. Weiner was sitting in his rocking chair in the attitude of sleep. The re- volver with which he had killed him- self was lying on the floor by the chair. Weiner had apparently died without a move after the fatal shot. The dead man left no note or word of explanation. His wife says that she knows of nothing that should hav caused him to take his life. Weiner leaves three children , a ; daughter of 17 years and two grown : sons. He was employed as a cook at the Murray : hotel. The Weiners own their own home and from the efforts of the husband and two sons had a ; comfortable income. Weiner was 5e years old. . BUILDINGS COLLAPSE. 1I 1 1I I I Weight of Snow. and Ice Wrecks Ini I plemcnt She < 1s. Two brick , one-story buildings , lo- cated on Main street in Friend , and used for the storage of wagons and agricultural implements , collapsed by : the heavy accumulation of ice and snow on their roofs. The building owned by E. Unckless adjoining was ; somewhat damaged by the faIling roofs and' walls of these buildings. They are supposed to be owned by Mr Fisher , of David City , and are almost . a complete loss , so heavy was the weight that carried them down. Cass County in Fine Condition. The report of the county treasurer shows that Cass county is out of debt and has no bonded indebtedness and has the sum of $11,16249 in the gener- al fund ; has $27,221.16 in the different road funds ; has $40,549.01 in school funds ; $1,147.03 in the bridge fund , and this county paid this state last year the sum of $47,626.16. Section Foreman Killed. F. C. Coker , section foreman for thi Burlington at Sidney was instantly killed while working on the viaduct which crosses the Union Pacific tracks. Coker had a flag out , but the engineer paid no attention to it. Coker then ran to take his hand car off the track and was struck in the head by the en- gine. He was picked up dead. It is said the engineer will be held crimi- ' nally liable. Burglars Rob a Store. Burglars Saturday night entered the hardware store of Babcock' Brothers at Cambridge , and stole knives , razors and silverware. As soon as the bur- glary was discovered word was sent to nearby towns to keep a lookout , and in a short time two suspects were ar rested. They gave their names as Earl Richards and Joe Owen. They car- rried property which compared with that which was stolen. State Historical Society The State Historical society began & meeting in Lincoln , with John L. Webster , president. An interesting ' \ program was arranged and several of the : pioneers of Nebraska delivered ad- dresses , telling of the early days in the state. These will be preserved with the : records of the society. Organized Agriculture. . Organized agriculture began its an nual meeting in Lincoln and continued hroughout : the week. the various or- ganizations holding separate sessions , though all tending to the same end , a better understanding of how fo farm and how to raise stock and fruit. Wolf Hunt in Johnson County. Wolf hunting seems to be the ordei of > the day in Johnson county. Two hundred men engaged in a roundup just west of Tecumseh. Twenty-five ections were covered , the men trav- eling on foot. Seven wolves were cor- ralled. . Heavy Fine for Drunkenness. Thomas Smith , a young man of 21 years , was fined $25 and costs on con- viction of being intoxicated at Kear- i ney. Tills is the first victim of the , heavy fine of $25 which was set a few I veeks ago by Mayor Patterson , and only men with means can afford ; to hit the firewater now in the city. Court to Test Bond Law. Judge T. C. Munger granted an in- junction to the American Surety com- pany to prevent the State Bonding board > from enforcing the new , bonding law of maximum rates for surety bonds. This will be a test suit. Farmers May Start Bank. At the annual meeting of the Ster- ling Grain and Stock company , a armers' company which maintains an elevator in Sterling , dividends were paid for the past year amounting to 10 per cent Profr-C. A. Murch : , of the state nor- mal school at Kearney , .died at his , residence of abscess of the liver. Prof. I Murch is' one of the pioneer educators of Nebraska. ' . . . " . . . . ' . ' ' . . . . ; - . . ' ' . ' " . , . ; , . ' , ' : ' " lIt. : ' , . } . 11 ; ! , < . . ; . > : ' . . , : . . . t . ' J c ; . It : - . ' - : ; = : : ; , . 'Irr , _ - . , ,1 h 0 . .I . Representative Townsend of Michi gan introduced in the House a bill amending the interstate commerce law in accord with the Taft , recommenda tions , and the same measure was later presented in the Senate by Senator Elkins. It creates the proposed Court of Commerce and enlarges the powers of the Commerce Commission. Agree- ments between carriers are to be law- ful if notice thereof is given and car- riers must quote in writing rates to Individual shippers from point to point , notice of change of rate to be ' subject to' the review of the commis- ' sion. The shipper will have the right to route his freight as he deems best. Issuance of all stock and bonds is to be supervised and one railroad may not control competitors. , buy up or . . . " 1 ! ' - - * * - * - f What amounts to the virtual pro- posal to transplant to American soil the British age pension scheme , is contained in the bill introduced by Representative Coudrey of Missouri. If. enacted the government would have to pay a weekly ! : stipend to every man ahove the age of 70 who has lived here twenty years or more and whose Income is shown to be not over $153 I a year. : To all such with an Income less than $102 a year the pension would amount to $1.24 a month and that is the maximum , the amount be- ing graded down to 25 cents a week for those having at least $140 income. - : - : . That the Interstate Commerce ( ; rm- mission has the right under the Hep- burn law of regulating the distribu- tion of empty cars to different coal mines was affirmed by the Supreme Court. The highest court also de- clared that the commission was with- ! in its powers and functions when It I disregarded the injunction of a Fed eral Circuit Court restraining it from . carrying out its order to the railroads - concerned. The offending railroads In these cases were the Hocking Valley , the Illinois Central and the Chicago and Alton. . . * - * . - . . . There will be 4,000 negro census enumerators In the south , who will , . . assist in the enumeration of their own people. No negroes are to take , the \ " census in homes of the whites. In dis tricts where there are both whites and negroes , two enumerators will be ap pointed so that each race maybe rep- resented by a census enumerator of its own color. - - - By far the most Important bill af- fecting public lands of the United States that has been offered since the enactment of the free homestead law was introduced by Senator Nelson , of : : Minnesota. Eight classes of govern- ment land are proposed. The measure " t control of , ' J" . . provides for tlie government mineral and timber lands. W * . - . - / There is a difference of opinion as to whether or not anything will be ac- & complished : in the way of modifying the Sherman law during the present session of Congress. It is thought that an investigation of the interior depart- ment and the forestry service will be- gin ; soon. , ' . . - - - , # - A lowering of the bars in favor of the sale of fermented malt or fruit , beverages at army post exchanges and' on army transports , but permitting no distilled or ardent spirits to be sold , " is provided by a hill introduced By Representative Parker , chairman of the judiciary committee. - . * - . . . * The stupendous sum of $640,640,817 , epresenting . the surplus earnings of foreign labor employed in the United States , has been sent abroad since 1890. A total of $76,622.629 ) was sent abroad by foreign workmen in 1909. It - is 1 said that foreigners distrust Ameri- can banks. - . . - . . - A law providing for the federal in- . = - - spection of dairy products entering - ' - - - into interstate trade may be passed at this session of Congress as a result of a recommendation made in the annual report of Dr. A. D. Melvin chief of the bureau of animal industry. . . - - - . - The first and probably the most bril- liant of the formal state receptions planned for the present White House season was recently given by President and Mrs. Taft in honor of the diplo- matic corps. Some 1,500 guests in all were invited. - . . . The government wants expert farm- ers at a salary of $1,200 annually for work in the Indian service. The offer Is , for agricultural students exclusively who must be sufficiently equipped to train the braves on Indian reservations in i raising farm products. * . . . * . - - - . Secreary of State Knox : gave out a statement explanatory of a circular note which he had sent to other na- tions on Oct. 18 last. The proposal was in substance that nations having constitutional objections to tiny direct ' jpeal from their own highest court should let The Hague court arbitrate f ' the question of a vessel's capture as a retreat de novo , with power only to , award damages. Thus it . is proposed to i Invest the international/prize court with the functions of a court of , arbi- tral justice in time . of 'I peace. - , t . .1 _ , . . . . . . , 'f' . r' . . . : - . " . ' " . ' - , . " . .J' , - , . ' . . ' " , " " -0' . . . ' , / . . . . ' " " " 0'3il _ < . . " , , . . . . . .a-- , .