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THE OMAHA DAILY " PEE: THlTItSOAY, JANITAI.Y 13, 100,1.
em the js.y roll immediately upon belr.
worn ill and It urged that they be wom
in a soon possible.
Senator Hall of Douglas, who ssyt he ii
beginning to 1arn a few thlmts about the
legislature, announced that he was In favor
of doing inar with sinecures. "I am Igno
rant of the number of: employra required
to do the work." he said, "but I am finding
Out. This leglnlnture rcnjr not -fee able to
cat oft il the sinecures, but we can In
vestigate no thoroughly that the next legislature-fan.
I m not a' believer In having
number of clerks and employee who do
nothing -except draw their salaries."
" " luljrky Thirteen.
The gators were lively with their bills
and though the body was in session less
than hours thirteen were introduced
and read, and eight were read sccoud
Hall .of Douglas hitroduced a Jnln reso- i
lutlon for a constitutional auiendnfl nt to
the Judiciary section, allowing the legists
ture to name the number of supreme lucres
and the ualaries.
Lieutenant Governor McOilton Is getting
on to his work and la making few mis
takes.'. Yesterday ho stopped the secretary
from calling the roll to allow the chaplain
to pray and It Aas only after a whispered
conference with the chaplain that the pre
siding . ameer learned that roll call took
precedence over praying in the sonate. !
Senator Bechtol el- .Lancaster was pre- j
. .1 l.t- - i . . 1. 1 - .....Fiiinir Viv find '
it-uieu Willi uuuifucb mm ui" ib -i
of the pages whom he had assisted id land.
Roatlne pVor reding.
The senate was called to order by Lieu
tenant Governor Motlllton, and afti-r roll
call Chaplain ITesacn prayed. Upon the
reading of a portion of the Journal, the see
retarys report was accepted and the rtud
Ing dltpviuipd with.
The committee on committees reported
the selection of the following committee on
ipporUoumcnt: vVarner of Dokota, chair
man; .Alden of Pierce, Harrison of Hall,
Urotva .of Keya Paha., Pemberton of Gage.
Ko'iorJ, was adopted.''
The committee on employes reported to
employ .W. V'JA. Podds of Beatrice as clerk,
Edgar McCrea of tJcatrice" aa clerk, J. I).
Phillips of Binver City as clerk, A. Glenn
Williams of Stockville as copyist. Report
Thu committee .-oji rules reported to
rharlKts from Jefferson's to Itoberts' rules
of order; that committee on mines and
minerals be reduced to nine from twelve,
and add a committee of five on apportion
ment; that seven members may second a
call of the house Instead of nine.
' A' joint reeolution by' Hall of Douglas,
providing for an amendment to section 2fi,
article xll of chapter vi of the constitution,
entitled "Judicial department." The amend
ment propone to leave the number of
Judges and their salaries to the decision of
the legislature, after a Vote of the people.
It also propose to provide for the election
fit a presiding office during the absence
of '.the chief Justice by' the remaining Judges
by lot, If necessary. ' '
"A, committee was appointed to select com.
miltee rooms. Warner of O'Neill and Hall
of Douglus were appointed.
' B. K. Nos. IS to 26, Inclusive, were read
a second time.
Tha following bills were Introduced:
.8. F. 17, by O'Neill of Lancaster Act to
amend section 13 of article ti. chapter lv,
Compiled Statutes, In regard to sali.rU-s of
secretaries amemF to' charge graduates
of reputable dental colleges IM for certifi
cate and others app.arlng for examination
'.U Members hull receive K per day out
of fyea thus collected.
8. V. in, by Jennings of Thayer Act re
quIrltiK county, towrixhln. city and village
treasurers tc erller delinquent tax on re
ceipts given for current year.
IS. F. 2t. by Warner of Dakota Act to pro
vbld for payment of fees to the commit
doner of public lands and buildings In cer
.8-,.'F. 30, by Warner of Dakota To amend
et.tion Is, article ill, chapter xvili. Com
llled 8tatutea, to change rute .of interest
op. county deposits In local banks from 3
ty i- per cent per annum.
K. ai, by I'emberton of (Inge Act to
authorise the piiblicctlon of . new statutes,
2.W0 sets.'-two' volumes each, the state to
pay ) per set, 3. E. Cobbey to prepare and
publish without cost to the state.
8. V. 32. by Giltin of Dawson Act to
nmend section 128, chapter xvl, Compiled
Statutes, limiting the indebtedness of cor
porations to two-thirds of capital stock,
not to Include railroads.
8. F. S3, by HairTof Douglas-Act to
amend sections nW.nnd joi, Compiled
Statutes, civil procedure. Inverting that a
tenant is declared .holding over when he
1ms failed, neglected or refused to pay rent
or liny part thereof when the same becomes
due. . vj t
8. F. St, by. Sheldon of Cass-Hill for a
concurrent resolution nicmorizlng congress
to establish the true -status of the First
8. F, 3i, by Fries ol Custer "JM amend
section 8, subdivision 6, Compiled
Statute, that no adueatlo'nnl Institution be
entitled to privileges conferred by sections
"" ,', B they hav Jio.eoO Invested or
B. V. by Fries of Custer Act to amend
section .- subdivision !. chapter lxxlx, of
the , Compiled Statutes, reduces Interest
f rom lloO.ttH) to loO.ouO of private normal
cnoin, entitling to grant teachers' certifi
cates; 8. F. 86by Sheldon' (upon' request) At
to provldo,or the payment of costs In mla
demranor, cases and suits to prevent crime
and offense, and lo repeal section Ml
chapter I. Compiled Statutes of Nebraska,
compelling county to protest In certain
cases. ',. , ..
8. F. 37, rijr'TTall of Buffalo Act to au
thorise and require counties, precincts",
townships or towns, 'cities, villages nnd
school districts, to compromise their In
debtedness and Issue bond In payment
thereof, and to repeal chapter Ix of the
' CAT SLOW
V r , 1
Meaaa I'h, w, lst. Fine and Hard bat
"Acrosa the table sat a young man,"
remarked an old feutleman from New
Albany, Ind,, recently, "with a sickly face,
who was slowly chewing in a fashion which
led me to .believe that bis teeth were all1
In such condition that If he should forget
himself and bite a little bit harder, off
would fly the top of hit head. Finally I
'You have to be very careful of them?'
'Vet, Indeed,' ha replied, 'I have no
atontach. Sly doctor told me to eat slow.
No odds what, your hurry may be,' said
he, 'eat slow.'
'You -misunderstood him,' said I, 'what
the 'doctor meant was to chew fast, fine
and! bard but to swallow slowly. Now
you are actually committing suicide, tha
doctor meant for you to use your teeth.
Are your teeth all right?'
'Yes,' he replied, 'I can bite clear through
sola leather. I wonder It the doctor did
nieaA that I should chew hard Instead of
alow?' . .
Then I told htm of my experience In the
food line, I'm a pretty old man now, but,
Ilka a 'good many other people, my stom
ach went t k on me wue time and I com
menced to atudy food aud the requirements
of the body. After experimenting a good
deal.) -came across Grape-Nut and was
toon convinced that this food met all tha
requirements of health and aa dally diet
I am not a doctor but It Is easy to un
derstand that . the great change from my
former condition to my present good
health and ability, at the age of 6T, to walk
25 mfjes a day. If ao Inclined, la due aolely
to Grape-Nuts and tha proper nourishment
jDf body has received from this .valuable
The crlspnesi of Orape-Nutg fives the
teeth, urHclent action to keep them in
pood condition its lasts la delicious and
the way t ! prepared correct any di
gestive . trouble a . person may have. I
know my lease of life haa been renewed
for term of years by Its use." Nam
filvaa 1)7 FoetumCo., Battle Crsek, Mich.
I.nw of 1W. end nil nther acta or parts of
aits In conflict herewith.
H. F..3X. by Hall of ponging (by request)
Act to define conditions of child d"ten'l
ency, neglect, cruelty nnd lll-treatn.ent,
and to prescribe metbodM for thi protection,
olMpusltlfin ami supervision nf such chil
dren, and to provide punifhment for viola
tion of this act. and to repenl nectlono 41,
4J. 4S. 4, 4". slid 4, chuptvr xxxlv, entitled
"Ounrdlnns and Ward, ' of the Compiled
The ennte rfdlourned at 11 o'clock nntll
rracllrafly- NotkUiK Done Ileyoad the
latrodnctlon of tirlnt of
(From a Staff C'orrepnnlent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. .14. (Sreclal.) At soon
as the house had' convened' at 10 o'clock
thlt morning Seaft of Burt offered this
resolution, which went over upder the rule
until Thursday: '
itrsirue-rl As a-fule of this session. 'That
bills carrying appropriations for public
building" fhinl not pojh to n third reading
till a n venue menu ire- hnll ha.-e pre
viously pnnseil, providing lor the payment
of the pieser.t elates Indebtedness, and
from which the amount of auch appropria
tions coi'ld be raised by taxation there
under. Speaker Mockett appointed D. R. Loring
of the First ward, Omaha, head Janitor;
Milton Connell, clerk of committee on
claims, and Eddie Scar page.
These bills were Introduced, and at 2:35
the house adjourned for the dayj
Bill In the House.
H. It. 31, oy Koetter of Douglas Act to
amend section i) chapter xllv, Compiled
Matutes, entitled ''Interest;" providing thai
school district warrants In metropolitan
cities shall draw 4 pc'r cent Interest nfter
preaeiitailon lor payment.
U. It. u, by Koetter of Douglas Act to
amend section 1, auiKlivision lit, chapter
lxxlx, Complied KtatuteH. being section 1
of "An act to provide cheaper textbooks
and lor district ownership of the same; '
providing tor Jree textbooKs in the Omaha
U. H. Si, by Koetter of Douglas Act to
amend section l.i, subdivision li, chapter
Ixxix, Compiled Statutes, being section la
of "An net relutive to pulillc schools in
metropolitan citleavand to repeal the pro.
vision thai 110 expenditure. greater than tM
shall be voted by the Omiilia school board
except by written contract.
H. it. M, by Koetter of Douglas Act to
amend neetlon i, subdivision 16, chapter
lxxlx, Compiled StiituteB of 19:il, entitled
"Compulsory Educufon," Trtating to truant
oirtcem. , . v. V. ' V .
II. K. 36, by Fellers of Tlatte Act to pro
vide for the enforcing of tlio compulsory
rchool law of the state of Nebraska.
H. It. 3t, by Koetter of Douglas Act to
amend section 64, Compiled Statutes, prD
vlilirg lor the election of county commis
sioners In liougiaa ceunty by a vote of the
entire county. ..
H. 11. 37, by McClay of Lancaster Act to
amend sections 4 and 7, chuper lxxxlv,
Compiled .Statutes, entitled VState Ceme
tery,' relating to platting of state ceme
teries. ' .
H. Ft. US, by Burgess of Lancaster Act to
amend section I'M, article I, chapter xvllt,
Compiled Statutes, with amendment l!MJ
to '!; to provide for the appointment of
an Indeterminate number oi bailiffs In
Douglus county at a salary each of tiwO a
H. R. 3fl, by Jonea,. of Otoe Act to amend
section 13 cf chupUr lxl of the Compiled
Statutes, entitled "Notaries 1'ubllc," In
ci easing from $1 to S2 fee to be paid secre
tary of stute for Issuing notarial commis
sion, and providing for delivering It to
the. statu treasurer.
11. It. 40. by Thompson of Merrick Act
to amend sections 3 and 5 of chapter xxxlt,
entitled "Krajds," of the Compiled Stat
utes, a curative bill correct!. ig certain am
biguities in the present law.
ti. H. 41, by Thompson of Merrick Act
to amend wecilon 18 of chapter vii of the
Complied Statutes, to Increase the salaries
of county attorney.
II. H. 42, by liurgess of Lancaster Act
to amend section of subdivision 14 of
chapter lxxlx, Complied Statutes, to allow
tho Lincoln school board to Increase the
salary of its secretary beyond the present
limit of I'M.
H. K. 43, by Nelson of Douglas Act to
amend sections fM, &Xj and &s of the Code
of Civil 1'rocedure, relating to proceedings
on error in supreme court. -
II. R. 44, by Shelly of Douglas Act to
nmend oectlon 32 of chapter xxvl, entitled
"Kleetlons," providing that patients In
hospitals and Infirmaries shall retain their
place of abode when well.
II. R. 4a, by Thompson of Merrick Act
to amend section i9i of the Code of Civil
Procedure, relating to costs on error ap
pealed to the supreme court. .
- It. R. 46; by Frledrleh -cf. Capa-Aft to
amend- section 8 of subdivision- 2 of chap
ter ixxix of the Compiled Statutes, to pro
vide for notice to bo given If at the mutual
Hc.hool meeting the subject of railng taxes
to provide for the building, purchase or
the leasing of a school house or change of
the site of the district school house, will
be considered thereat.
H. R. 47. by Cassel of Otoe Act for the
protection of honey bees and fruit.
H. R. 48, by Koetter of Douglas Act to
amend section 12 of subdivision 1J b chap
ter lxxlx of the Compiled Statutes, and to
provide for school districts in metropolitan
cities, paying the cost of the .bond fur
nished by the treasurer of such1 achool
district, providing trait tho treasury of
tbe Umubu school board shall be fixed by
th board, emergency clause.
H. R. 49, by Cassel of Otoe Act to amend
section VI, chapter lxxlx. Compiled Statutes
entitled "Roads." . '
H. R. 60, by Cassel of Otoe Act to amend
section 129, -chapter lxxvlll, Compiled
Statute, entiled ."Roads." ) V
H. ft, 61 by. Cassel of ,otoe Att, to amend
section 1 3. ' chapter lxxvlll, r Counplled
H. R. 62, by Ten Eyck of Douglas Act to I
amend section 159, chapter -xll. Compiled,
Statutes, entitled "Cities of 'tha Meirnnnlt. '
tan Class," allowing' old aoldlers or their
widows to peddle in Omaha without license.
11. R. 63, by-Uunguss of Lancaster Act
authorizing courts of record, county courts
or courts of probate to appoint as adminis
trator, executor, guardian or curator of the
estate of any deceased person. Infant, In
sane person, Idiot, spendthrift or habitual
drunkard, or a trustee for any convict in
the penitentiary, or a receiver in any legal
proceedings, any saving bank of the state
II. R. 64, by Ten Eyck of Douglas Act to
ami nd sections 91 and. Ill, chapter xlitl.
Annotated Statutes, relating- to deposits of
securities and cure, of fund of fraternal
11. R. 65. by Burgesa of Lancaster Act
authorizing savings bank to take, hold
and execute trust and to act as adminis
trator, executor, guardian, curator and re
ceiver under any order of court or other
wise. H. R. M, by Bpurlock of Cass Bill for a
concurrent resolution, memorialising con
gress to establish the true military statu
of the First Nebraska militia.' '
II. R. 67. by Spurlock of Cass Act to le-
frallze the Issuance of bonds for the tstab
Uhment and maintenance of a heating and
liahitug system by villages and cities of
the second clus bavii.g tea than e.ouO In
li. R. 63, by Ixjomls of Dodge Act to
amend section 2 and 1. chapter vii, Com
piled Statutes, relating to tbe admission of
attorneys to the bar.
li. R. 69, by belden of Richardson Act to
define the dulie of the Judge of the county
court In certain cases.
11. R. 60, by Wilson of Pawnee Act to
irovlde the payment 01 Incidental expenses
neurred during the twenty-eighth session
of the legislature, carrying appropriation
li. K. 61, by Perry of Furnas Act to
amend Sectlou .Sola of the Code of Civil
Procedure, relating to notice of hearing In
proceedings for tiie adoption of children.
H. R. 62, by Jonee of Otoe Act to amend
stction 1 of chapter lxl of the Complied
Statutes, entitled "Notaries," providing
that notaries mast be recommended by dis
trict Judge, county attorney and register
H. R. 63. by' Wilson of Pawnee Act to
protect the pjblio health, to prevent the
spread of contuglou and infectious dU-
can.-a. ana to itus rna to confer sanitary
authority upon anu 10 aenue the powers
and duties of the State Hourd of Health
and of the secretaries thereof; to provide
for the appointment and compensation of
a stale hea.tta Inepector; to authorize the
establishment or ooarantine rules and re a
u'a lions; to require local officers to make
timely reports of the existence of certain
aiseases; to make an appropriation for
wtturle and expenses, and to provide for
prosecution ana to nx penalties fur the
violation or me provisions or inis aci.
11. R. 64, by Duuglua of Rock Act to
amend section' of the Criminal Code.
providing for only fine or Impruiunment for
I Hrr lug coucvMieu weafuu uu ev.uim UI
H. R. . by Ffller of Platte Act for the
relief of Samuel Ma hood, appropriating Uri
to reimburse citizens of Columbus for eup-
plying board and lodging to rc-cruli First
S.' braoka, . volunteer In l1.
It. R. 68, by Wlla " Pawnee Act to
amend section 6 01 article vii. cnapter lv,
of the Complied SUlUtu, relating to quar
. 11 It 67. by tJIIbert of Dobglaa Act to
i,ruvldM In cities of thti metruuolitan rlasa,
vis.; 1. For tha procedure in certain catre
by the nr.ayor and co'iticll in the acquisition
cf luuuiciptu waller fitii, a lur iu
creatlon of a water board. It organisation.
Its power. Its duties and the compensa
tion of itw memtiers and employes. 3. For
penalties for Interference with water plant
or employes of water board In the dis
charge of their duties. 4. For a water
fund, ! revenues and the disbursement
and spj licatfon therenf a bill .Uentlcil
With 8.F. 1, l,y Howell,.
II. R. M, by Fp.irliK-k of Cnos Act to pro
vide for 'the jiayme'nt nf costs In misde
meanor case and suits to prevent clme
and offense-i and to repeat section -Ml, cnap
ter I, Compiled Statutes.
H. R. 9, by Thorn- . of Merrlck-Aet
ti meml-chapter xviti. r4lele 1, tmflled
Statutes, by adding thereto section lu2a.
fixing and providing tor the paymmu o'
coroner' Jurors and witnesses In, case of
H. R. 70. by ItHmsey of Gage Act to com
pel railroad cnmpanlew In Nebraska to af
ford equal facilities, without favoritism or
dlririmlnatlon. to all persons and associa
tions erecting or operating grnln elevator
and handling or shipping grain or other
produce, and to" provide penalties for the
violation thereof, providing penalties .for
II.'hkj tine-ftir violation thereof.
li. It. 71. by Knox of Huffalo Art to au
thorize and require counties, precincts,
townships or towns, cities, villages and
school illstricts, to compromise their in
debtedness and Issue bonds In payment
II. R. 72, by Fries of Howard Act to
amend sections 77 and 7S. chapter Ixxvli,
article I, Compiled Hffatutes, entitled "Rev
enue," raisins county tax levy lrora $1.60 to
l.8( on the hundred; rt moving uku limit of
60 years for labor tax on roads.
It. R. 73, by Fries of Howard Joint reso
lutlon proposing to amend section 9, article
viil, Constitution of the State of Nebraska,
relating to the Investment of educational
funds, permitting investments of buch (unus
In registered bund of county,, city or
H. R. 74, by Ten Eyck of Douglas Act to
amend section 16, chapter ixxili, Compiled
Statutes, entitled "Ke.ii Kstate," relating to
the recording of Instruments affecting real
estate; emergency clause.
II. R. 76. by McLain of Seward Act to
amend sections 25, 26 and,2S, Criminal Code,
relating to carrying concealed weapons,
unlawful assembly and riot.
H. It. 76, by Perry of Furnns Art to
amend section 1049, Code of Civil Procedure,
relating to stays of execution.
H. R. 77, by Perry of Furnas Act to pro
vide for the admission of crippled and dis
eased children Into the Home for the
H. R. ix. by McClay of Lanrastnr-Act to
provide for the erection of a monument on
tho campus of the state capitol at the city
of Lincoln in memory of the life dnd public
services of Abruham Lincoln; to appropri
H. 11. 7li. by I.oomls of Dodge ArJ; to
amend section '11 and 11, subdivision 11,
chapter lxxlx. Compiled Statute, en
titling all school districts to their pro rata
share of funds irrespective ot the length
II. R. SO, by Loomls of Dodge-Act to
amend section 2. chapter xxvlil. Compiled
Statutes, fixing the salary ot election ottl
cers at 25 cents an hour.
H. It fl, by Loomls of Dodge Act to
amend section 1. subdivision Ix, Compiled
Statutes, relating to the qualification ot
II. R. S2. bv Davis of Buffalo Act to pro
vide for the determination and location of
disputed sectlunal and governmental Dounu
ary lines of adjneent and adjoining lands.
II R. 63,. by Davis, of Buffalo Act to pro
vide for the election of a county auditor
Irt each county of this stAte. prescribing his
duties and fixing his salary and amount cf
his official bond; salary from $1,600 to $3,000.
II. R. N4,'by Davis of Buffalo Act to pro
vide for disconnecting territory from any
city of any' class and from any village.
11. R. bo, by McLain of Beward Act to
amend section lfl. article lv, chapter xvlll.
Compiled Statutes, entitled "Counties ana
County Ofllcer,' relating to town board.
HILL ARRANGED TRANSFER
Witness In Secnrltlea Mercer Case
Ear St. Paul Magnate Appor
NEW YORK, Jan. 14. The hearing of the
case ot the State of Minnesota against the
Northern Securities Company wa resumed
George F. Baker and W. 8. Thome, direc
tors of the Northern Securities company,
gave evidence. They said they had always
co-operated with J. J. Hill. Mr. Baker toM
of several talk he had with Mr. Hill in tbe
fall of 1901 regarding the formation ot the
Northern Securities company,, ,- He under
stood the purpose of the tompany wa tor
establish a holding company, in which the.
permapent or perpetual control of both the
Grea't Northern and Northern Pacific com
panies would be placed.
Mr. Baker said he had taken np part in
fixing the rata at which tbe Great Northern
and Northern Pacific stocks -should be ex
changed for Northern Securities stocks;
that matter being left almost entirely to
Mr. Thorne says it 1 his desire to have
the Northern Pacific strck placed with the
holding company, where It would not be
come hostile to or put In opposition to the
EASTERN ROADS START FIGHT
Vanderbllt Agreement Expiree, Grand
Trunk Will Enter New York and
DETROIT, Jan. 14. The Tribune will ay
tomorrow, on the authority of a prominent
railroad man, that an agreement haa been
reached between the Grand Trunk and the
Pennsylvania system by which the later will
como into Dcroit over the Detroit & Toledo
Shore Line, recently acquired by the Grand
Trunk, and the Grand Trunk will .reach
New York over the Pennsylvania line from
"It In true," said the Tribune' Inform
ant, "that the Pennsylvania and the Van
derbllt have had a castlron agreement re
garding this territory. ' The alliance wa
defensive and offenslvve, but circumstance
bare changed since the agreement wa
made and you will find from now out It 1
every man tor himself."
Vandalla Elect Officer.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Jan. 14. Tbe an
nual election of officers of the Terre Haute
ft Indianapolis railroad (Vandalla line) wa
held here today. The annual report! of the
officers were read and the following officer
were elected: James McCrea, Joseph W.
Turner, E. B. Taylor and R. B. Liggett ot
Pittsburg, and W. R. McKeen and Herman
Pullman of Terre Haute. The directors
elected tbe following officers: president.
James McCrea; vice president, James J.
Turner; secretary, George G. Farrlngton;
treasurer, Robert B. Thompson.
Protective Bares t Formed.
CHICAOO, Jan. 14. Central Passenger
association lines completed a two day'
session today. Approval wa given to the
plan outlined by Commissioner Donald for
organising a protective bureau. Word waa
received that the Southwestern Passenger
association, which originally refused to
com In. had docketed the subject for ita
next meeting. The Transcontinental Paa
senger association will also Join, ao that
practically all the line In the country
will be members of the bureau.
TO ADOPT A NEW POLICY
Bnceeasor to Von Molleben Will Ad.
vocal Comaannlty cf In
NEW YORK, "Jan. 14. Referring to th
Cologne Gazette assertion that next to
the late British Ambassador Pauncefot no
diplomatist enjoyed in .Washington tucb
popularity at Dr. von Holleben, a dispatch
to the Times from Berlin by way ot London
Baron speck von Sternberg I to be In
structed to work on different tine. '
He will try to emphasise th community
ot American, German and British Interests
to far aa be can. HI antecedent and
tympathlea, ft I believed, qualify him for
th role. -
"Doctor Sec nio t ban;.
NEW YORK. Jan. 14. the 'doctor at
tending Abrara 8. Hewitt report today tha
the patient passed tbe night In comfort
with no obvlou Iws el uuxlh, but with
COAL BARONS GIVE REASONS
Tell 8trik Arbitrator! Why Union it Not
LIMITS EFFICIENCY OF WORKING MINER
Eric Superintendent and Minor Offi
cial Claim Mitchell' Organisation
Restricts ontpat and De
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14. Today strike
commission proceedings consisted mainly
lc an endeavor by the Erie company to
how cause why the miner' union should
not be recognized.
Superintendent May of the Hillside Coal
and Iron company, and the Pennsylvania
Coal company, gave evidence tending to
show that since the advent of the union
the workmen were leas efficient and that
lack of discipline.' limiting the earning
capacity of the employes, had resulted.
On cross-examination he admitted that 1
where the company and the men disagreed
some good might result by calling in a
ov Doe Much Harm.-
Bishop Spalding asked if the men did not
feel timid about making complaint and
wltnees replied that some possibly were.
The instructions to the bosses, he said,
were that foremen must listen to the men
and that complaints would not count
His company, M taid, bad no blacklist
nd he never heard of one being, in exist
ence In the coal regions.
There was no objection to the men In it
employ organizing for the purpose of mak
ing complaints, but It did object to the
union a now organized, because It brought
between the men and the company, whose
relationi rhould be cordial, person who
were not Interested In the company and
only Indirectly with the men.
The entrance of the union Into the mines
had the effect of .'making the work
men less efficient, caused a lack of disci
pline, inlc.rfored with authority, caused
tyranny to prevail against other workmen
and limited the earning capacity of the
employe. . 1
Captain May produced a notice issued by
the union miner which stated that any man
placing more than twelve Inches of topping
on the mine car would be fined (5 by the
union for tha first offense and $10 for the
ccond offense. -
Between the strike of 1900 and the late
strike there was an average of one petty
strike a month In his collieries.
Reverting to the discipline ot the men.
he said a miner flatly refused to obey
the orders of a foreman and that the latter
did not dismiss him because he was afraid
the union would tie up the t colliery by
strike for his reinstatement.
Mr. Clark wanted to know if
the action of the foreman in not dismissing
the offender did not affect the discipline of
the men and the witness said It undoubtedly
Superintendent May was emphatic in say
ing that th employment ot coal and iron
police wa most essential In time of strikes.
The sheriff was ' nnPeliable and from his:
experience he found' that deputy sheriffs,
aa a rule, sympathized with the strikers.
The coal and iron policemen in the com
pany's employ were of good character.
Docked to Enforce Discipline.
Wayne MaoVeagh - questioned regarding
the weighing of coal and the docking sys
tem, and Captain May taid the men wero
docked for the purpose of discipline and the,
company did not ek any advantage
through- the .docking. bos. . v
At the time he did not think tbe 10 per
cent advance given the men two year ago
was , deserved but had sine changed hit
mind. He did not think the present ad
vance asked for was necessary and gave a
noncommittal answer when asked if he
might change' hi mind two year hence.'
In answer to a question put by Mr. Dar-
row, he aaid he knew John Mitchell per
sonally, but would object to meeting him as
the representative" of the men in the em
ploy of the Erie company, because it would
bring In an outsider Who had no connection
with the business.
It was suggested that one of his own men'
might. give up -cutting coal to look after
the interests of the company's 9,000 men,
and was asked If he would meet him for
the purpose of settling difficulties, bnt de
clined to answer.
Mr. May admitted that some of the fore
men were overbearing and concluded his
testimony by stating that he thought $600
a year was a fair American living wage,
and that be would like- to see all his men
earning at least that much.
The first witness ab the afternoon session
wat Alexander Bryden of Dunmore, a min
ing engineer who wa for many year a
mine superintendent. He gave tpert tes
timony on tbe many Improvement made
In th company's mines in the laat two
year and gave a history of the fixing of
the so-called ml next' ton..
He declared that the Pennsylvania Coal
company gave all its miners an opportunity
to earn $3.50 day.
Samuel J. Jennings of Forest City, a gen.
eral foreman of tho company, said he- was
able to earn $5 a day as a miner, but 00
cross-examination, admitted that, he only
did earn $60 or $80 a month when employed
as a contract miner, but explained that he
was not working full time.
Patrick Mitchell ot Pittston and George
Maxey of Forest City, both miners,' claimed
that the union was directly responsible for
restricting the earning capacity ot the min
ers. Mitchell said he wat fined $5 by th
union because he vorked on the night of
tbe day the breaker did not run. He did not
pay and was now out of the union. Tbe
only explanation he could give wat that the
union wanted all the. men to have ao equal
distribution of can. Before the 1900 strike
more cars were loaded each day than now.
He threatened to dismiss hit laborer if he
did not load more cars, and tbe latter re
plied that if he did he could not get an
other to fill his place. The laborer waa
Wltnett further alleged that even though
be and the laborer were ready to fill more
cart the drivers and runners, who belonged
to the union, would not deliver them.
Maxey't experleuce wat that' a young,
strong man was not permitted to send out
more coal than an older or weaker man. It
he did get ten or fifteen car ahead be bad
to stop until the other man caught up. The
president of a local union to whom he com
plained said It was done so that all would
get an equal amount ot work.
Restrain Child Labor.
Lawyer for the anthracite coal operator
and the mln workers lu) attendance on the
strike commission have drafted a bill lim
iting th age of children working in or
about coal mines and In mills and factories.
The bill ralf-es the ages ot boys permit
ted to work in th mine from 14 to 16,
and In the breaker from 12 to 14, and In
mill and factories from II to J.4. Night
work for female 1 forbidden between 9
p. mand T a. m.
NEGROES SHOT IN JAIL
Mob Enter Cell and Eaeeatea tan.
nary Vcaacanec oa Alleged
ANGLETON, Tex.. Jn. 14. Late last
night several men entered a cell of the
county Jail In which Ransom O'Neal and
CbarWs Tunslall wer co&Hneil and shot
them to death. The othef prisoners were
warned to cover their head with blankets,
which they did.
The bcdclothlng of the cot occupied by
the negroti oatight fire and O'Neal had an
arm and a leg burned eft. The. two men
were charged with the murder of County
Attorney Ed C. Smith at Columbia.
CHANCE FOR ANOTHER JUDGE
(Continued from First Page.)
departmenlat service at Washington as fol
lows: Iowa Burlington, April 15; Des
Moines, April 10 and 21; Dubuque, April IS;
Mason City, April 10; Sioux City, April 7.
Nebraska Beatrice, April 10; Grand Island,
April 22; Omaha, April 8 and 21. South
Dakota Deadwood, April 21 and 24; Huron,
April 4; Sioux Falls, April 10 and 21. Wyo
mingCheyenne, April 20 and 21; Laramie,
Airil 10. -
Lcmont H. Spencer ha been appointed a
substitute letter carrier at Muscatine, la.;
Charles V. Caldwell at Sioux Falls. S. D.
The gross receipts of the postofflco . at
Omaha fc- the month of December were
$42,141, agarnst $37,336 for same month of
l!Hil. being an Increase of $1,815.
The receipts of the Dcs Molnet postoffice
were $38,960 and $36,165 respectively, an in
crease of $2,796.
A rural free delivery route will be estab
lished February 2 at Dudley, Wapello
county, la.; nrca covered, twenty-four
square miles; population served, 550.
TWENTY PER CENT IS LIMIT
Beet Sugar Men Scrarc ant Amend
- sirs! to tire Proposed
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. The lenste com
mittee on foreign rrlitlons today agreed to
recommend an addition to tbe amendment
to the Cuban reciprocity treaty, providing
that the reduction of 20 per cent in the
tariff on Cuban sugar shall not be further
reduced by any preferential rate given to
any country. This action waa taken at the
instance of the beet sugar men.
Today's meeting' also served to develop
objections to other features ot the treaty.
Senator Taliaferro ot Florida made an argu
ment before the committee urging amend
ments to the provisions 'elating to tobacco
and cattle, and Senators Bacon and Bailey,
both democratic members of the committee,
Indicated opposition to the treaty on other
Senator Bacon offered dh amendment
placing the Cuban treaty on the same basis
as other reciprocity treaties, with refer
ence to tbe house ot representatives, but
the amendment was not acted on.
Senator Bailey took positive ground
against tbe policy of securing reciprocal
relations with other countries by means of
treaties. He said that such a course Is un
constitutional, In that it is an interference
with tbe authority vested in the bouse of
representative!, to originate all tariff legis
lation. The amendment agreed upon was in the
shape ot a proviso attached to the eighth
article of the treaty and is as follows:
"Provided that while, this convention is
in force no sugar being the product ot the
soil of the republic of Cuba shall be ex
ported from said republic to the United
States at a greater reduction of duty than
20 per cent below the rates prescribed by
the act of July 24, 1897", and, provided fur
ther, that while this convention Is in force
no sugar shall be imported Into the United
States from any foreign country at a lower
rate of duty than that Imposed by the act
of July 24. 1897."
The committee did not reach a vote on
tha motion .made by Senator Bacon to strike
out article - vl of the treaty exempting
American ' tobacco from preferential rates
given by Cuba tp American articles, .
It Is claimed that tbe adoption of the
amendment relative t the reduction on
sugar will have the effect of insuring the
support of praotlcally all the republican
senators. Tbe opposition to the striking
out of -the provision regarding tobacco was
on the plea of thtf Cubans that under It
American tobacco might be shipped to
Cuba and then exported 'from that island
as Cuban tobacco.
' If Senator Bacon's pending amendment
should be adopted the treaty would not
become effective until it should bo acted
upon by the house. The amendment reads:
This treaty shall not take effect until the
same shall have been approved by tiie con
gress. Senator Bacon was speaking in support
of thlt amendment when the committee ad
journed. There will be another meeting
NEBRASKA ADVENTIST PLACED
Postoffice Department Find Situation
for Uwla, bnt Will Deduct Sat
a r it ay Pay.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 W. J. Lewis of
Nebraska, who recently was appointed tem
porarily to a. position lu tbe Postoffice de
partment pending the set lemcnt of the new
issuo raised because of his .objections as a
Seventh Day Adventlst to working on Sat
urdays, has received a permanent appoint
ment. The matter baa been tdjusted by relieving
him from work on Saturday and reducing
his salary accordingly. '
MOODY IS ABLE TO BE OUT
Secretary Recover from Accident
ofnclently to Retnra to the
WABHINGTON, Jan. 14. A telephone
metag wa received this forenoon at tbe
Treasury department from Secretary Moody
stating that be bad sufficiently recovered
from bis recent accident to be able to leave
for Washington. He will arrive here come
FALLING C0AL IMPRISONS
Mlsaoort Miner Smother W hile Com
rades Seek to Dlr I'aMtg
MISSOURI CITY, Mo.. Jan. 14. F. Wil
liam Kellar and Edward Poe are Imprisoned
in the mine of the Missouri City Coal
company, the roof of which, fell In today.
For several hour after the accident the
men were communicated with, but their
last utterance to person on the outside
indicated that they were smothering. It it
not expected that more than one of them
can be gotten out alive, but their com
rades are working hard to release them.
Union miners, who are on a strike, eaj
the accident was caused by tbe employ
ment of lnexperlneced nonunion men.
CHRISTIANS ENTER POLITICS
Issue Call for Convention to Nominate
Candidate for President and
CHICAGO, Jan. 14. The committee of the
United Christian party has Issued a
call for a convention at Rock Island, I1L,
oa May 21. to recommend candidates for
president and vice president of the United
State who shall stand for the practical
application of th golden rule In govern
ment end the righteous enforcement of the
principles ot the Initiative and referendum.
SUE COMBINING COAL MEN
. 1 .
Ohio -and Detroit Anthoritiei MoT and
.Chicago Expect Indictment,.
COMPANY CHARTERS ARE IN GRAVE PERIL
nnralara Rnnaaclr Minneapolis Honse,
Paa Jrwtln and ' Plate by, bnt
Take Koor llandrrd Pound.'
COLUMBUS, O., Jan. !. The quiet In
vestigation Oov-rnor Nash has been mak
ing of the coit rHuatlon for aeveral day
ripened Into ft this afternoon, when
Attorney General heet filed suits a (tains t
six big coal -companies to oust them from
Ihelf chart ers. c '
The companies against -which suits ar
The New Pittsburg Coal company, the
Sunday Creek Coal company, the Oeneral
Hocking Fuel company, the Congo Coal
company, th Interstate Coal company and
tbe Hocking Coal and Iron company.
No railroad company Is implicated in the
rase. It la charged that these companies'
have entered" Into a conspiracy to limit
the 'output of coal and Increase and-gen-trally
control tho price. The suits are
brought under the state law known as the
Valentine anti-trust set.-
' Indictment Are Rspcrtcd, '
. CHICAGO. Jan. 14'. Conspiracy Indict
ment against membera of at least three
hard and soft coal combinations doing put
lncst in Illinois, and Indiana are expected
at a. retult of the labor' pf th grand Jury
in the fuel famine' inquiry. .. .
i 11,11 considered possible that these In
dictments will Include witnesses, who have
appeared before the , Investigating body.
This, it Is asserted, can and probably, will
be done through corroborative evidence se
cured, tending to prove guilt brought to th
attention pf the grand Jury by the witness
owp .teatlrqony. ....
1 The Jurors were advised tods. it 1, be
lieved, in what Instances the evidence la
deemed strong enough' to ron"ict, and true
bills may be found late today, or tomorrow.
Assistant 'Stste's Attorney Albert C.
Barnes, who is the chief prosecutor In
criminal esses, has t called In to aid
In designating the men sfvlnst . y auffl
rlent evidence has been secured and bis
sdvent is taken to ran that criminal
prosecutions are ,a certainty.
One hundred and ten wagons loaded with
coal purchased by ' funds subk-ribed in re
sponse to the mayor's appeal proceeded to
various stations ' established throughout
the city today for the relief ot destitute
families, two hundred and fifty ton 6f
fuel were thus distributed.
Lean! proceeding at Detroit.
DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 14. Attar much In
vestigation tor a number ot days Prosecut
ing Attorney Hunt today Hied an inform
tlon against the Detroit Coal exchange, an
I organization of thirty local coal dealers,
, charging violation of the state anti-trust
law of 1899 and asking for an' injunction.
Itt the Information Prosecutor Hunt quotes
section 6 of the constitution -of tha ex
change, which declare that members shall
not sell coal under the minimum price fixed
by the exchange and provldea a One -for
vlotations ot this section by members.
ProBectitor Hunt declares that this Is In
violation of the anti-trust law of 1899 and
asks for an Injunction to reatraln the ex
change and its members from maintaining
the exchange or any other combination.
Judge Hosmer will bear arguments on the
Injunction January 26.
- The municipal coal commission will begin
dealing coal, a ton only to each purchaser,
on Friday morning. The' commission' has
2,800 tons ot soft coal at the yard and 400
tons on the way. The price has been fixed
at 16 per ton. The dealer of tha city are
asking 16.60 for the same coal.
Tbe commission will not deliver any coal,
the aim being to help the poor -people who
have to go to the yards and purbxase In
small quantities,- but arrangements have
been made with teams to be on band to de
liver the municipal ooal at 50 cents per
Tbe best bid received for anthracite la
f9 at the mine, which would maka . the
cost delivered here S10.71 per ton.
Hold Coal f n Mllwaakee.
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 4. While thousands
of people In this city have been begging
coal at any price and have been tunned
away dally from the coal offices, 19,000
tons more than wat needed to end all thla
misery has ben lying idle In., storage "at
the yards of the Lehigh .Valley Coal com
pany. Sixth and Canal streets. Thla, In
brief, was the discovery made by th alder
men today. Whether th coal was held
for high prices is not known, at the, agents
decline to make a- atatement. -
Importation of Canadian Coal.
BT. PAUL. Jan. 14. President James 3.
Hill of the Great Northern Hallway com
pany, when asked for an opinion aa to the
prospect of relief from the fuel famine by
the importation of Canadian coal it th
proposed bill passe congress, said:
With duties on Canadian coal abolished a
large amount of Nova Bcotla and Cape
Itreton coal will reach New England and
will relieve the pressure on Pennsylvania
and .West Virginia mine. There I no
Canadian coal nearer Bt. Paul and Minne
apolis than 1,100 or ljmO miles, which la
quite a far a the Wet Virginia mine.
Factory Cloaca Down.
LA CROSSE. Wis., Jan. 14. The Novelty
Wood works has laid off lta large force on
account ot being unable to get coal, and the
La Crosse rubber mills, employing ssveral
hundred hands, will shut down tomorrow If
coal is not forthcoming. Several manufac
turers called on tbe railroads for help, but
the reply was they bad none too much for
their own use. Families are doubling tip in
It ralara Carry OS Coal.
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14. Burglar Tan
sacked the residence of Mr. Adelaide An
derson of this city last evening and 'car
ried off 400 pound of anthracite coal la
sacks. They did not touch Jewelry and
Steal to Save Family. '
LANCASTER, Pa., Jan. 14. Alfred Kam
melsberger, who waa arrested last night for
stealing coal from cars from th Pennsyl
vania railroad cut-off In this city, was dts-
"I writ to yo ow law I ior1aM yoar
Catearets. 1 eomoiftiicta iin ba iui Movant.
r and took two lea eant boiaa au4 ca.tn ataaa.
rm 14 fv long. Than I annutaaacai takla lhm
-am an4 Waduaaday, April t. I paiae anotbar
tapa wuna B It. Itin aaa nrar tkouiao aaiall
wcrma. Prarloui to mf taklB CaararaM I lldi I
kaow I had tapa-wwrn. Jaloajrt aaa avail
p-ilta. tmn M f r4akll, gtai an,,),,, K, j.
Plaasant, Ptlaiable. PoUat. TaataGood. Do Goad,
favar aickaa, Waaaaa at Uripe. lite. tfa. Mo. Vavat
old In balk. Tna faatrina tablat itaiapaa 0 0 0.
wrantaart te ivm u f wur awoar pack.
tarliog Ranwd Co., Chicag a r N.T. 904
: mUALSUftTEM II3LU3H BOIES
yts. caaiovcATtyjrno ijfjr
charged thla afternoon. KsMmeisberger
11 he bad money to pay lor coal, but
cc-uld not get any and he stole It lo seep
bis wife and chthircn from freetlhg. 'The
railroad official who bad preferred chrge
gainst Lira requested his discharge on tho
ground that they did not want to proo
cste men In his plight. '1
Every train of coal passing around the
city la boarded and robbed to some extent.
The coal frmlfie is now being 'felt more
keenly tbn ever. '
Railroad to filv Preference.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 14i Representative
Dayton (W. Va.) today Introduced a resolu
tion to authorise railroads engaged In In
terstate commerce' lo transport 6al from
the mine to the.' market In preference to
all other freight, for a period of Mty day.
The resolution ws referred to the commlU
tee on Interstate and foreign commvrce.
Toprka Get Relief.
TOFKKA, Kan., Jan. 14.-rThe ooal altua-
tlon here I improved and the-famine 1
partially broken. Fifty carloads et fuel .
reached the city today and the-local deal-
era are rushing It to their customers as
rapidly, aa possible.
GENOA, Jan. 14. The coal market here,
the. largest In Italy, Is agitated over the
scarcity of coal In tha United State. A rise
In price la expected. . r ..
Mlaannrl Alaov Movem.1
JEFFERSON CITT. Mo., Jan! lS.'A reeo
lution wa presented in the- house today
by Representative Murphy of St,' Ixul ln-
atructing the attorney general to lnvestl-"
gate any combination of coal dealer that
may exist In this state and to prosecute
Violators. The resolution ' was ' passed
i Torpedo Boat la Lasrachod.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. li-SH'ortly be
fore noon today the United States subma-
rine torpedo boat Pike took Its Inltliil
plunge to the waters of the nay rrom tne ,
ways at the Union Irbn Works: Tlkf Is a
diiplu - e of Grampus, which' was launched
some months aao. Grampus will , be gl,ven ,
a trial tn a rew weeks. . . .
KlMr-V' ' :
made from the Very
ingredients in daily
use in? every" kitcherf
Put up in ohe and
two-pound prints in
printed paper vrap
per like illustration.
Swift .& Company, Chicago
Tuau Olr- - - Omaha' r ' Sl.louh)
SLJoaq 51. Paul Ft,WorU
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS,
The Great Comedy Success,
Aro You a Mason?
It ts to Laugh, Lanark. Laaahl..
FRICKft Wat j 2&n. Kta-ht Kn Vk
TBc, 11.0a, . ,.'
For Blx pM-formanrea Btartlng
SUNDAY MATINEH, -
PRICES Mat... S5o, 50c. Night, 26c,' to
tl'OQ. Beats on aale today.
Association Coarse, . .
BOYD'S THEATER Tonight
Frank R. Robsrson.
Illustrated Leetar on tha "WtlT
ISDIES." -. t
PRICKS 75c Mo and ao. i
Matin Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 2:U
HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE '
John T Riiillvan - uu. .
- " " ninriiun ami
company. Thorne and Carleton, The Rnsi
no, Leslies Jjogs, Harridan, Alice Kay
tnond assisted by bla .tejin.Uuard, and
th Klnodrome. 1 - . '..
Price. lc, J!6c, 50c. ' . . ,
Tha MM I APR
lain nnd Donarln St
, i Ji.f .Ti MOW
I'lOt I AL CrVtikk. Tr-nv
LUNCH KON, FIFTT CENTS I '
1.721 " "i'T'" na necessl
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