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WATER POWER COMMITTEE RE
Officials Censured Are Former Gover
nor, Attorney General and Land
Lincoln. By an almost unanimous
vote, republicans and democrats alike,
the house adopted tho report of Its
special water power committee cen
suring the last republican board of
Irrigation and recommending that
btops bo taken to cancel 1'latto river
franchises granted by it.
"Vo nnd that tho state authorities,
Without considering, In our Judgment,
tho welfare of tho state, granted fran
chises to water power sites In per
petuity." Bays tho report, drawn by
McAllister. Tho granting of such a
franchise In perpetuity wo regard as a
crlmo against tho poopl of the state."
Tho ofllclalB so censurod are former
Governor Aldrlch, Attorney General
Martin und former Land Commis
Tho committee finds that tho irriga
tion board, at tho request of corpora
tion representatives, removed from
the Fromont-Kountzo brothers fran
chise, a clauso which made It subject
to futuro legislation. It rocommeuds:
That tho attorney general proceed
to secure tho cancellation of all re
cently granted franchises, whore any
legal ground for such action can bo
That tho nttornoy general soo to It
that no futuro grants In perpetuity
be mado by tho Irrigation board.
That tho attorney general Intervene
In pending controversies between
rival power companlos, acting for the
That speculative franchise rights,
audi as have heretofore been grafted,
That a commission be named to
conduct a further Inquiry In tho wa
ter power resources of the stato.
That the two bills Introduced by tho
committee bo passed; one for a wa
ter power commission and the other
limiting all franchises to forty-year
periods and exacting a 2 per cent
royalty from tho gross receipts under
Signing the report wero McAllister,
chairman; Trumble, Anderson of
Boyd and Hardin.
H. R. 752 By Potts: Corporation
tax bill, one-tenth of 1 per cent of
capital stock per annum. Passed CO
H. R. 380 By Bartels and others:
Appropriates cash funds and other re
ceipts of four stato normals to their
respective current expenses. Passed
84 to 0.
S. P. 401 By Dodge: Permitting
Douglas county to build a county hos
pital and houso of correction.
S. F. 101 By Wolz Estate board ot
health to have Jurisdiction over
plumbing in state buildings and for
an examining board of plumbers in
cities of 3,000 inhabitants or more.
H. 321 By MorrlB: ' To create a
itate live stock sanitary board and to
increase the salary of tho deputy stato
veterinarian, a salary of $2,400.
S. P. 304 By Box: Numbers on
front and rear of automobiles and
Illumination for numbers of motor
cycles at night.
S. P. 445 By Dodgo: Narcotic
drugs to be sold only on physician's
prescription and iu In no case to
habitual users. '
S. P. 409 By Reynolds: Stato build
ings costing $50,000 or more to bo
S. P. 369 By Kemp: Increasing tui
tion of non-residents In free high
schools from 75 cents a week to $1
S. P. 347 By Cordeal: Declaring
the Burlington relief department and
similar associates to bo Insurance
S. P. 447 By Macfarland. Salary
of $3,000 for Douglas county commis
sioners II. It. 57 By Reagan: Light en
gines running between division sta
tions to be accompanied by a conduc
tor. II. 11 223 By Jackson: To prevent
tho use of milk and soda water bot
tles by persons other than tho owners.
S. P 412 By Hoagland of Lincoln:
Relief for Injured volunteer firemen.
II. R. GDI By Mockett: Tho gover
nor to appoint a commission to re
port on forestatlon of state school
lands In tho sandhill region.
H. R. 712 By Richardson: Method
of using tho Inltlatlvo and referendum.
Passed 80 to 0.
Bills Passed by House.
II. R. 27 By Simon: To pension
wldowB of policemen of Omaha.
II. R. 613 By Stearns: For the sale
of state school landB If any portion
of tho tract Ib under Irrigation.
II. R. 12, 13, 14 and 15 By Pries:
Doftning duties of surveyors nnd for
settlement of dlBput03 over survoys.
II. R. 380, by Bartels and others
Appropriates cash funds and other re
ceipts of Stato Normals to their re
spective current expenses. Passed, 81
REFORMATORY BILL PAS3E8.
M 50,000 Appropriated For Land and
Lincoln. Reprcsontatlvo Norton's
stato reformatory bill, unamended,
wont through tho houso coimnltteo
of tho wholo.
Valiant efforts of Speakor Kolloy to
locato tho Institution at Grand Island
failed. Location nnd other questions
of administration woro left to tho
board of control.
Tho bill appropriates $150,000 for
land and buildings. Tho institution Is
to bo for first offenders or Buch other
prlsouors as may bo assigned to It by
tho board of control. It Is to bo
placed on no less than a section of
land and tho products of Its Inmates'
labor aro to bo for public uso, sup
plies for other stato institutions being
Speaker Kelloy's location amend
ment drew n baker's dozen of other
amendments, oach proposing Its loca
tion In some othor county. Loo of
Omaha thought Douglas county the
proper place, Inasmuch as various rep
resentatives had repeatedly oxpresscd
tho belief that Omaha was tho princi
pal source of supply for such an Insti
tution. Tho multiplicity of amendments
was ruled out of order nnd Kelloy's
amendment was then defeated, 31 to
55, after an hour's debate.
An amendment requiring location
whoro brick could bo manufactured
was also killed.
Bills Signed by Governor.
Thirty-five bills have been signed
by tho governor 'to date and reported
to tho senate and house. Soveral
othors hayo been passed and are
awaiting the governor's signature.
Thoso signed so fnr are:
H. R. 8: To provide $20,000 for the
Incidental expenses of tho legislature.
II. R. 9: Appropriation of $120,000
tor salarlos of members of tho legis
lature and omploycs.
II. R. 1: A bill incorporating Into
tho laws of the state tho codo of
criminal and civil proceduro as codi
fied by tho code commission.
H. R. 353: Appropriating $50,000
for deficiency at the stato peniten
tiary. H. R. 152: Regulating tho incorpo
ration of cities of tho first-class hav
ing a population of moro than 40,000
and less than 100,000.
H. R. 197: Authprlzes tho stato to
condemn lands needed for stato Insti
tutions. ' 1 14
II. R. 68: Increases to bo voted by
school districts from 25 to 35 mills.
H. R. 18: Authorizes city council In
cities of tho second class or villages
to transfer funds from general fund
for construction of sowers.
H. R. 32: Appropriates $15,000 for
maintenanco at orthopedic hospital.
H. R. 65: Regulates the expendi
ture of inheritance tax In construc
tion of roads.
VL R. 83: Makes state treasurer
Btato fiscal agent.
H. R. 166: Joint resolution relativo
to olection of United StatoB sonators
by popular vote.
H. It. 234: Appropriates for use of
state bridge fund 90 per cent of tho
levy of one-fifth of 1 mill.
H. R. 92: Provides for constitution
al amendment authorizing levying In
II. R. 154: Authorizes cities of llrst
;lass to purchase, construct and ac
quire municipal light plants and oth
er public service utilities.
II. R. 173: Relates to mode of In
flicting death penalty, substituting
electrocution for hanging.
H. R. 329: Rolates to Issuo of
H. R. 112: Relates to surplus county
sinking fund. ,
II. R. 130: Provides for tho teach
ing of European languages In public
II. It. 151: Makes it a felony to in
troduce Into tho penitentiary or other
like Institutions cocalno or othor
H. R. 69: Relates to voting of
bonds for county high schools.
II. R. 46: Joint resolution submit
ting a constitutional amondment pro
viding that five-sixths of a Jury may
render a verdict In civil casos.
H, R. 447: Provides that bankB
shall not loan to exceed ton times the
amount of their capital and surplus.
H. R. 748: Defines method by
which cities of the first class may Is
buo bonds for construction of sewer
H. R. 20: Permits expresB and
railway companies to. haul and handle
freight free for charitable purposes.
S. P. 12: Provides that taxablo
property of Joint school districts shall
bo assessed betwoon districts accord
ing to proportionate amount of prop
erty. S P. 24: Double shift for Lincoln
S. P. 124: State aid for school dis
tricts over twelve square milos
S. P 28: Provides for playing
baseball on Sunday by a vote of the
S. P. 2: Provides for a 2 per cent
occupation tax on express companies.
S. P. 11: Provldos for penaltj for
damaging .Irrigation ditches.
S. P. 450: Amendment to Lincoln
charter permitting election of excise
board In addition to commissioners.
S. P 415: Relates to time for hold
Ing open elections In Irrigation mat
ters. S. F. 260: Provides for authority
for stato Irrigation board to enforce
pcasurlng weirs for Irrigation -'itches.
S. P. 137 By Hoan-.y: Relieving the
supremo court of tne duty of writing
afllrmatlvo opinions In casea arising
In court of justices of tho poace.
ULLIE LOVED III
And Ho Loved Mollie, So Her Con
fession Was Not Such a
Dy DOROTHY SHAW.
It was the second evening beforo
tholr marrlago. All tho arrangements
had boon completed and for a brief
hour the lovers woro alone togother
at tho homo of tho brldo-to-bo.
"Aro you qulto reconciled to marry
ing tho daughter of a rich man, dear
est?" asked Molllo Greaves, nestling
up against Walter Barrott, hor fiance.
"Just think! If you hadn't been bo
proud, Waltor, wo could havo boon
married two cars by now."
"And where would my sclf-rcapcct
bo, Molllo?" naked Walter. "I lovo
you with all my heart, but 1 could
hardly llvo ns a pouslonor upon my
wife, could 1"
"But, denrost, surely your lovo for
mo Is stronger than your pride," urged
"Well, but now I Bhall havo you
and keop my prido too," ho answered.
"I always know that some day my
pictures would bo snapped up. Wal
lis, tho dealer on tho Avcnuo, has
been, offorod a thousand dollars for
that Boascapo of mlno nnd "
Ho broke off suddenly, for thero
Woro tears In his brldo'a eyes.
"What is it, dearest," ho pleaded.
"Havo I paid something to hurt you?"
"No," she sobbed. "But, Walter, I
havo been deceiving you those two
years. O, Walter, do you remember
telling mc once that no matter what
I had evor done or ever could do it
would mako no difference In your
lovo for me?"
"Suroly, Molllo. Come, what Is It?
Somebody you onco thought you woro
In lovo with and hnven't told mo
about? Never mind, you don't havo to
Ho Was Smiling No Longer.
toll me aB long as you lovo mo now.
You do lovo mo, don't you, dear?" ho
continuod, a shadow of anxiety cross
ing his face.
Molllo threw hor arms round his
"With all my heart," she sobbed.
"But, Water O, how can I toll you?
But I must, even though you will re
fuse to marry me."
"Nothing could mako mo refuse,"
ho answered. "Nothing in tho whole
"Do you mean that, Walter? You
won't hate mo for what I am going
"Hato you, sweetheart?"
"YeB, hato mo! O, Walter, I did
It for tho best. I thought it was for
tho best And now I see that I should
never havo done It. It,was father who
"Come, out with It," said Walter;
but. ho was smiling no longer. What
could It bo? Something dreadful, no
doubt, nnd something by which ho
was to prove tho sincerity of his lovo
"Then listen, Walter, and let mo
llnUh before you Bay a word," said
Mollie, Bitting up grimly and stiffly be
foro him. "It'o about your pictures
During tho last year you have been
getting bettor and better prices for
them from Enoch, haven't you?"
"Well, I should say I have. Two
years ago I was glad to roll a paint
ing for $25 and I used to turn out
one every week as regularly as clock
work. Now I can't do them quickly
enough to find purchasers at fivo hun
dred nplece. Why, last year I made
ten thousand dollars."
"Then listen, Wnltor," cald Mollie
quickly. "That Is all a trick of mine
and father's, When you asked me to
wait until you had mado a name for
yourself father thought you foolish
He had money enough for both of ub,
ho said, and nothing would have
ploased him better than that you
Bhould contlnuo painting all your life
and let tho future take caro of Itself
But when you refused well, you know
that 'Moonlight Over Brooklyn Bridge'
"Well, I should guess bo. Enoch
gave mo $250 for that and it was
my first success."
"Enoch didn't buy It," sobbed Mol
llo. "At least, didn't buy It on chance,
ns you suppose, Pnther wont to him
and told him he would pay $250 for
that when you took it to Enoch and
$50 oxtra for each picture you painted
until you reached a thousand dollars
And thoso customers of Enoch's who
you thought bought all your pictures
they woro JuBt fnthor and mo, Wnl
tor, And ovory plcturo that ho has
bought ho haa given nway. That
splendid painting at tho Metropolitan
hospital, for Instance, was presented
by father, on tho understanding thnt
his name should not bo mado public.
And your 'Old Man on n Doorstop
which you thought so highly of that
was given by father to tho public
school on Thirtieth strcot nnd not
bought by them. And so with every
thing, if it wasn't for father, Enoch
would Btill bo paying you $25 apleco
and you wouldn't havo mado anything
moro than you UBod to do. And now
I know that things aro back Just
whore thoy wero two yoara ogo, nnd
1 oughtn't to havo told you, but I
couldn't marry you with a Ho In my
heart, Walter. So kiss mo onco and
then I will leavo you and not sco you
again until why, Wnltor!"
Ho was bonding ovor hor nnd laugh
ing, nnd the kiss that ho gave her
did not scorn in the least ltko n faro
well kiss, but rather u harbinger of
many kisses to como.
"Walter! You uron't going to leavo.
mo? You aro going to forglvo mo?"
Molllo whispered Incredulously.
Wnltor sat down In his chair again
and drew her on his kneo and kissed
tho Inst of tho tears nway.
"Now you llston to mo, Mollie, and
don't you Interrupt mo until I am
through," he began, "Ot courso If I
had known of that ltttlo trick I should
havo been extromcly angry. But It
has helped mo In more ways than you
Imngine. In tho first plnce, this giv
ing away of my paintings to hospitals
nnd schools has advertised mo and
created a demand for my work."
"Yes," breathed Molllo.
"And only last Friday I was In nt
Wallla'a and ho said to mo: 'I wUh
you wouldn't give nil your work to
Enoch, Mr. Barrott Why don't you
let mo havo somo ot it?' So I told
him that I had mado a year's contract
with Enoch to glvo him bo many pic-
turcB and that I couldn't break It. And
what do you think? Well, if I hadn't
entered Into thnt arrangement I should
havo boon nblo to dlspoBO ot my work
at Just about twico us much again,
and if my pictures hadn't boon dis
persed throughout tho city I could
havo a collected exhibit thlB winter na
WalllB wants. So that you and my
respected father-in-law to bo havo de
prived mo ot JuBt about half a year's
"Fivo thousand dollars, and I'm go
ing to got it back from you."
"How?" asked Molllo, amlllng.
"One dollar apiece," answered Wal
ter. "Fivo thousand klssoa at com
pound interest, doubling thomsolvos
in fivo nnd twenty ycara."
(Copyright, 1013, by W. Q. Chapman.)
BUDGET FOR THE HOUSEHOLD
One of tho Most Valuable Schemes for
Bringing About Economies -.nd
Stopping the Small Leako.
Practical application of tho budgot
plan to household as well as to city
and state finances Is something now.
Holon LouIbo Johnson writes of It un
der tho title, "Tho Gospel of tho Now
HoUBokeoplng," in Harper's Bazar aa
, "There Is a very evident doelro on
tho part of many pcoplo, forced upon
them perhaps by tho economic condi
tions of tho day, to learn to dlsburso
or use their resources In a hotter way.
Economy is becoming tho fnshion.
Right hero wo havo need to remem
ber what Ruskln told us many yoara
ago: 'Wo havo warped tho word econ
omy in our English lnnguago into a
meaning which It has no buBlncns to
bear. In our uso ot it it constantly
signifies merely saving or sparing
Economy no more moa.ns Bavlug mon
ey than It means spending money. It
means tho administration ot a houso,
Its stewardship, spending or saving
money or time or anything olso to the
best possible advantage.'
"This Is the meaning of tho budgot,
but thlB Is not all. For tho spending
or tho saving of money Is- only ono of
the means to an end, and It is tho fail
ure to boo this end which Is making
so much unnecessary troublo in so
"Tho ideal, or aim, for which ovory
budget Is directly planned Is freedom
a dellnito freeing or time, Btrcngth
nnd money that thoso resources may
bo UBed for tho attainment of what
wo havo termed tho higher llfo. Nec
essary as food, clothing and sholtor ac
tually are In all their varied forms
which mako for the greater distribu
tion of expenditure they too are but
means to the greater end of llfo."
Lucky Spot In the Quake Belt.
Compared with tho neighboring
Islands of Japan, tho peninsula of
Coma Is singularly free from earth
quakes. Tho records contained In tho
old chronicles of tho country extend
back, however, for nearly 2,000 years,
tho flrBt known earthquako having oc
curred in tho year 57 B, O. Theso and
other records havo recently beon ox
amlned by Dr. Y. Wada, tho dlroctor
of tho moteorologlcal observatory of
Chemulpo. Tho total number of
earthquakes In tho period mentioned
nmounta to 1,017, of which 59 woro
notable shocks, many of them having
nttulncd a strength sufficient to dam
age buildings, and several to result In
loss of llfo. Dr, Wada glvea an Inter
esting map of what ho calls tho aelo
mlc density of tho different parts of
tho country North of tho pnrallol of
37 degrees north tho seismic donslty
decrcaBOB almost uniformly from west
to east, while south of that parallol
that Is, In tho part of tho country fa
cing Jnpan thero Ib a rapid decrease
In density from east to west.
If worst comeB to worst -It's host to
mako tho best of It
NEW KING A HERO;
limit to tho enthusiasm. Recent victorious battloB wrought tho chnngo.
Constnntino's first oxperlonco with unpopularity enmo when ho suffered,
with other mombera of tho royal family, for tho failure ot tho Crook arms
tu tho Turkish war of 1897, and when at tho conclusion of that war an act
was passed creating tho post ot commander In chlof and conferring It ou
Constantino, tho bitterest opposition was aroused.
Ho continued to hold tho post, howovor, until tho revolution of tho Mili
tary leaguo In 1909, when ho waa forced, with tho othor princes, to resign
from tho army, ,
Tho real commoner of Prosldont
Wilson's cabinet la Wllllnm B. Wil
son, Bocrotary of labor. He was
never In Bchool oxcopt a fow days
when ho wns a child. Ho began
holplng hla fnthor dig coal In n Ponn
aylvanla mlno whon ho waa eight
ycara old. Ilia fathor had a laino,
back and could not lift a heavy ploco
ot coal, but ho could llo on his back
on tho bottom of tho ahaft nnd under
cut tho coal scam, and ho used to do
that, and Uttlo "Billy" Wilson loaded
it Into tho cars.
Ho dug coal until ho was nearly
forty years old and thon ho got a
position with tho Unltod Mlno Work
ers of America at $2,000 a year, and
lator was olectod to congress.
A nowspnpor of Washington, writ
ing about William B. WIIbou whon
tho president nppolntod him secre
tary of labor, said:
"Tho Wilsons havo a beautltul
Tho coal minors of this country, nil of whom know and lovo Billy Wilson,
will laugh at that. And so will Billy himself.
His "beautiful country estate" consists of a fow acres of rough, rocky
land, with a Uttlo frame Iioubo of fivo roomB on It, and that Is tho homo ot
Wilson and hla wife and nlno children.
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So saying, she took tho writer through tho model flat which Is to rovolu
lionize Iioubo furnishing, and possibly caUBO an opldomlc of olopomonts. It
Ib really wonderfully pretty and absolutely "livable."
ANDERSON WAS WELCOMED BY JAPAN
Tho official records of tho stato
department completely dlsprovo tho
published atatomont that Larz Ander
son of this city was found persona
non grata and was rofused recogni
tion ns United Stntos ambassador at
Tokio. On tho contrary, Mr. Ander
boh was welcomed with tho groatest
cordiality, and ho and Mrs. Anderson
woro received In tholr official capaci
ties by tho emperor with tho utmost
formality and with Improsslvo core
mony. Thoy woro convoyod from tho
ombnssy to tho Imperial palaco In
ono of tho royal oqulpages with a
largo escort of splondldly npparolod
Japanese troops ami ofilclals of high
dogreo. That recognition was accord
ed with a full knowledgo ou tho part
of tho Japaneso government of tho
probable short continuance of Mr.
Anderson In tho ambassadorial office,
owing to tho political chango In tho
Tho records show that Larz An
derson, then American minister at Bruasols, wns promoted to bo ambassador
at Tokio November 14, and vory soon afterward proceeded directly to Toklo,
whoro he presented hla credentials In due form and was received formally,
ONCE HATED MAN
King Constantino, the now ruler ot
Greoco, until four years ago was moBt
unpopular In his own kingdom, whoro
todny ho Is a horo classed with tho
ancient warriors of tho historic land.
Tho ruler for whom GrookB all
over tho world as well as In Greoco
havo been buying chaplots, awords,
and Jowoled wroatha, as tho liberator
ot tho land from tho thrall of tho
Turks, haa hoard outsldo tho palaco
walls at Athens and at his own cha
teau of Tnter tho cry of tho mob thnt
ho and Ills father abdlcato In favor
of his own cfdoBt son, Prlnco Goorgo;
ho has had tho military leaguo of hla
own army and navy against him to
tho extent of mutiny; ho has been In
volghcd ngalnat In tho parliament
and publicly scored In tho nowspa
pora for political roaaons.
Now when ho returns to Athona
not only ns king but tt3 commander
of nn army that rovlved "tho glory
that wne Greeco'a" thero will bo no
OF THE CABINET
FLAT COSTS $250
Mrs. William K. Vandorhllt. Sr.,
who has dono so much to help tho
womon of America to mako thorn
boIvcb bottor wlvoa and citizens, la
now Bhowlng by actual results at tho
Vanderbllt model tenement house, 51
E. 7Sth stroot, Now York, how young
Mrs. Harlem Flat or young Mrs. Any
bodyclso can start a real and boautl
ful homo for tho modest sum ot $250.
Dining room, living room, kitchen
and two bedrooms, all stocked with
"everything needed for housekeep
ing," on $250. Just think of that.
"Of courso," said Mrs. Vandorhllt
tho othor day, "somo furnlturo houso
will assort that they can do tho Job
for loss monoy. But our figures In
cludo cost not moroly of chairs nnd
tables, etc., but tnblo and bod linen,
cutlery, curtains; absolutely every
thing needed In a homo. With $250
In hand, no brldo or groom nood run
Into debt or placo dependonco upon
tho installment plan."
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