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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 30.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKNINO, JANUARY 13, 1907-FOUR SECTIONS-T7I1KTY -FOUR PAGES.
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j f GERMANS IS POLITICS
' Campaign for law Baiobitar Produces
) Coma Toral Deele Between Parties,
'BLACKS" AN B "REDS" MUST CO-OPERATE
. Clerioala and fccoial Detnocrata If eel
! Attack in the Contest,
TEST WILL COME ON SECOND BALLOTING
(GoYernneit Enpporters Seek to Destroy
All Forma af Opposition.
M FRICTION SEEN IN FRIENDLY PARTIES
.' Able to Carry Oat Preseot
Plan, . ' Members
BERLIN, Jan. (Special.) The elec
! toral campaign which Is now in full blast
' la of exceptional Inter eat. but It U still
,) uncertain Just what will be the flnal line.
it " up of all of the leader. The program of
the aoclal democrats la clear. Every Ger
man who yotea for them knows that ha la
expnalng in the most pronounced way In
his power hla discontent with the present
system of government.
i ... . I . . .1 Mn.ll ,,mHr n f
Roman Catholic nobles and country gen
ii tlemen who have no sympathy with tho
jj-v popular views on theae or other matters,
frriut Its strength lies in the support of tho
A Minman Catnolio wormngmen 01 me great
-'industrial towns of Rhenish Prussia, West-
pnana anu diiwik, uiu m m. m vi
Bouth Oerman peasants. These classes are
almost as democratic In their views upon
many subjects as are the more moderate
of the social democrats and the candidates
for their suffrages are often compelled, on
certain , questions at any rate, to profess
strong liberal opinions and to support a
constitutional policy In Parliament on pain
of forfeit. The centre party are con
strained by the Instinct of self-preserva-tlon
to be in the main a democratic party
and to figure in the Reichstag as the cham
pions of many popular rights. The North
German Oasette has laid It down that the
German Parliament has no business to
meddle in the conduct of the war, and
' that the dissolution necessarily followed
on what It describes as an' abuse of the
budget rights of that assembly by the
centra and by the social democrats.
J Rivals, tet Allies.
Jl The speeches of Dr. Spahn In the Reich-
utas; and of Hrrr Trimborn at Cologne
completely traverse this doctrine of the con
stitution. The centre, the member for
Cologne declares, are not going to yield
to the "supreme command" of the army.
Were they, to admit that they must vote
whatever supplies it demanded they "might
Just as, well shut up the Reichstag and
x clear the way for absolutism and Caesar
Ism." They go to the countryas the de-
fenders of the constitutional privileges of
Parliament, of the power of the purse and
Of' universal suffrage.
While the Ideal of the aoclal democrats Is
constitutional reform, as a mtni of main-
?. nlng and advancing the claims of the
'tnaa Catholic church an Ideal which
does not exclude private "bargaining", with
) . the government. Deaplta the fortuitous
combination, of these groups in the divisions
which brought about the dissolution, they
are opposed to each other more funda
mentally than any other parties In the
state. The socialists have signaled out
! the centre aa their special objects of at
tack at the polls and the centre IS returning
the compliment, without prejudice, of
course, to such subsequent co-operation at
ttv) seconrV ballots aa expediency may dlc-
7 position of Other Parties.
Tfts) position of most of the other parties
H tot so certain. Al effort is being made
to band together conservatives, national
liberals and radicals against the clerical
. "blacks," and the socialist "reds." For a
time this sort of a thing appeared to meet
with a considerable measure of sucoess. All
the liberal groups, from the national lib
erals, who have been competing with the
centre for years to earn the favor of the
government,, to the most advanced of the
radicals, of the frelsinnige were to wheel
In line wlth the reactionary conservatives
in . order to overwhelm the democratic
forces of the centre and of the social demo-
' jcrats In a'common defeat. It was admitted
that, same of them might feel that they
were strange bedfellows, but it was pointed
out that If they refused to lie down to
gether they might And themselves out in
ths cold. But a little reflection seems to
have created doubts In many quarters as
to whether such an alliance is In reality
iLw"Z's"w Uuih the reactionary "Junkers"
n arrangement which runs counter to all
of the principles which either side profesa
The Kreus Zeitung, the prgrn of the
former,. Is already holding out an olive
branch to their old friends of the centre
who it truly observes have held to an
essentially conservative policy, and It, Is
declaring that real conservatives cannot
have anything to do with advanced radi
cals, who are little better.. than social
who are little better 0 than
democrat- " ,
The radical newspapers also have awak
ened to the uniqueness of the proposed
alliance. How, they ask. are they to work
hand la hand with the hereditary advo
cates of all of the abuses which It Is the
chief business of radicalism to condemn
and reform They would find It almost
as bard to unite with the national 11b-
sral who for many years have figured aa
the unflinching supporters of the Prus
sian conservative In their most retro
grade schemes. Herr Baaserman's proo
Uirailn, that while he and h's followers
derire lo render to Caesar the things that
are Caesar's a desire which Indeed they
have been rarely alow to exhibit they
also demand for Parliament the rights to
hlch It U constitutionally entitled, will
rdly serve to obliterate the long record
of complaisance which constitutes the
annals of bis party. For the moment at
Ji any rate the chancellor appears to hope
fur nothing more than that the various
-aJroups which are opposed to the center
land v the social demo rati may be in
duced to keep hands off from each other.
But If that bo tho limit of their sacri
fices for the 'common cause It is hard to
see whence the hoet Is to be recruited
which le to sweep the -blacks" and the
"reds" from the Reichstag unless, of
J course. It comes fnpm the 1,000,000 vot
ers who did not vote lu 1101 and who
the North German Gaaette thinks are
probably neither social detnocrata nor
Clericals ana Socialists Uala.
The social democrats and tho centre are
y'Vllis electorate and there Is no r-tt-,o to
ggouUnnoA, JTwurtii PageJ
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
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FORECAST FOR NEBRASKA Snow
Sunday; colder In east portion. Monday
probably fair and wsrmer,
FORECAST FOR lOWA-Colder and fair
Sunday, except enow In extreme west por
tion. Monday fair and warmer.
Temperature at Omaha:
Hour. peg. Hour. Deg.
i a. m 30 1 p. m ., . . 20
a. m i p. m 30
7 a. m 29 S p. m 28
a. m 28 4 p. m it
a. m 29 6 p. m. ........ 27
J? m 30 p. m 27
11 a. m to 7 p. m 2S
It m. . ..i 30
Leader of Phoshonl Indians killed as he
leaves council lodge. X, Fags 4.
Fifteen thousand locomotive engineers
on rn.tlripe.ds west of Chicago given raise
of wages. X, Pags a
Nebraska delegation seeks agreement on
plan for one federal Judicial district with
a second Judge at Lincoln, and court held
at principal cities of state. X, rage 1
Oliver & Bangs make lowest bid for
construction of Panama canal. X, rags, 8,
Senator Tillman makes an extended ad
dress to .senate on the race question
X. page 4.
Holdup game being played on the mer
chants of Baku, Russia. X, Page a.
Progress of the electoral campaign In
Germany. X, Pago 1.
Irish watching course of Vatican con
cerning affairs of the island. X, Psgo i.
Oovernpr Sheldon makes his first ap
pointments, but none of lucrative places
are mentioned. X, Pago S.
Few legislators who remain in city are
discussing how to dispose of Brown reso
lution. Short debate likely. X. Page 1
Fuslonlsts will not assist in passing
legislation to which all parties were
pledged In their platforms. X, Page X
House boat which figures lnRurke case
Heard from XX, Page 8
Good chance for merger and terminal
ttLx bills. X, Page 7
Union Pacific comes back on grain dis
crimination charge. X, Pago T
Mayor permits' saloons to open on Sun
day. X, Pags 7
Omaha debutantes are already complain
ing of being tired and the social pace
shows signs of slackening, although Lent
Is still some days In the future X, Pags
Nebraska club women are watching the
bills In the legislature and plan a special
campaign In Interests pf a pure food meas
ure. X, Pago a.
Plenty of reason for- Nebraska legisla
tors to examine Into grain rate discrim
inations. Some Instances cited by a
dealer. XX, Pago
Happenings In Omaha suburbs. XX, Pago T
News from western ' army posts.
XX. Pago r.
Program Is announced for meeting of
Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions
In Omaha, February 19 to 22. X, Pago S.
Local Jobber complains that rents are
too high In Omaha at present, and sug
gests that owners take smaller profits.
Big nine athletic conference refuses to
change foptball rules. X, Pago .
Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas - and
Washington universities organise athletic
association. X, Pago a.
Some of the men whose throwing wings
have made them famous on the ball field.
X. Pago .
' ootnroxx. bx,utpb am xjiowa
Senatorahlp In Iowa becoming more In
volved In tho fight for United Btates at
torney. Talk of progressives brings out a
statement from Governor Cummins.
X, Pago 10.
Contract for printing and books causes
heated time In county board at Council
Bluffs. X. rare 10.
In the Magaxlne Section of thts num
ber will be found a character sketch of
Benjamin Ell Barnett Kennedy, one of
Omaha's - pioneer lawyers; Wetdensall'a
story of his trip to Germany; "Cashing In
Christmas Gifts;" Gossip fit Plays and
Players; Muslo and Musical Matters;
Scenes at the Opening of the Nebraska
General Assembly; Sketch of a Veteran
Engineer; Carpenter's Letter oh Life In
Morocco; "What Sort of Nose Should a
Good Ship Have;" Hints as to Spring
Hats; Woman In World and at Home;
Sporting Gossip fit ths Week.
In tho Children's 8ection of this num
ber will he found "Buster Brown;" Talk
with tho Busy Bees; Little Journeys by
Little Folks; . Winter Skating Scenes;
"Wise Old Grey Tall;" "Bad Billy's Dole
ful Adventure;" Story of tho Uncut Dia
monds; Lovely Lilly and tho Lion.
STORM IN EASTERN MONTANA
Deo Snow and High Wind Cose
Heavy Loss to Sheep
men. ST. PAUL. Jan. 11 -A Billings, Mont.,
special to the Pioneer-Press says:, The
storm which has prevailed In eastern Mon
tana for twenty-four hours Is the worst
known for many years. Much apprehension
Is felt by stockmen. One prominent sheep
man stated loaaeo In sheep are bound to be
great. Kven on ranges near, this city loaseo
are almost certain. Bnow plowing Is being
attempted, but In the fseo of ouch a storm
It Is practically useless.
JUDGE TANNER SUSPENDED
Orosjoa Attorney Who Bworo folaely
Cannot Proettro Law for
SALEM, Ore., Jan. It The supreme court
of Oregon today suspended former Judge H.
Tanner from practice of the law for ninety
da j a for unprofessional oonduot la swearing
falsely to hla relations with tho late United
Stale Senator John H. Mitchell, who was
his law partner. Certain mitigating ctr-eumstanoi-s
nere taken Into consideration
by the supreme court In reaching the de-Cislu
IRISH EYES ON ROME
Qaalia Leacne Learns tbat Hcthint Has
Eaan Dana Araiait lta Efforts.
POLITICAL A6rVION IS NOT LIKED
Popt D- ,cv na ' .ot to Lancnacaa,
. ' ' A All Yioltnca.
. ... ..ranu nrl
v nU.lt. UN mtnni vcl
Cardinal of Irian Descent Frobablj Inowa
What to Do.
APPOINTMENT OF BRYCE CAUSES TALK
Hew Asnbevsaador to V silted Btot.s
Bald to Deslro More Lealemt Laws
Than Sir Anthony MaeDon
ell Approves. ,
DUBLIN. Jan. 12.-(8peclal.)-Wlth refer
ence to the recent report that the British
government has been attempting to ob
tain from the Vatican an expression of
opinion antagonistic to the Gaelic league
In Ireland, advices from Rome are to the
effect that it is assured on high authority
that the rumor is groundless. The pope's
attitude In this and In similar matters Is
simple, It Is said. While he does not wish
to discourage Roman Catholics from any
attempt to promote their national language.
It Is also asserted that he doeo not ap
prove of political agitation likely to lad to
The tastes of the present pope. It Is as
serted, lie chiefly in the direction of ritual
music, religious music and schools, and
questions of International policy do not In
terest him as they did hts predecessor. In
such questions he relies chiefly on the ad
vice of hla secretary of state. Cardinal
Merry del Val. One thing which is used
against Cardinal Merry del Val Is that he
was chiefly responsible for the recent rup
ture with France and that he cannot be
expected to deal with any of these prob
lems on a broad gauge basis. But the
cardinal happeni to be of Irish extraction,
and there is therefore a feeling that he
will not go very far astray when It comes
to Irish questions.
Bryee's Appointment Makea Talk.
The appointment of Mr. Bryce as British
ambassador at Washington has provoked
much speculation In Dublin. The departure
of Mr. Bryce from Ireland la strengthening
the belief of many well Informed persons
here that he has had serious differences of
opinion with Sir Anthony MacDonnell con
cerning the promised home rule or revolu
tion bill. For some time past It has been
suspected that Mr. Bryce was anxious to
go rather further than Sir Anthony In the
direction of governing Ireland "In accord
ance with Irish Ideas" and that he saw no
objection to giving the nationalists the con
trol, of the royal Irish constabulary. On
this latter point Sir Anthony is said to
have very decided views of another kind.
It If now thought to be riot Impossible that
their differences have become Irreconcilable
and that the stronger of the two men re
mains In office. Meanwhile Important ques
tions are suggesting themselves. . The cab.
Inet proposes to. Introduce an elaborate and
perhaps revolutionary bill, and yet It la
hard to deal with-the proposition.
The death of Jeremiah Curtln, translator
of "Quo Vadls," caused considerable sor
row 4n the north of Ireland, where Mr.
Curtln was well known personally. There
ho spent considerable time studying folk
lore and Gaelic, making his center of resi
dence Gortahark, in the parish of Clocha
neely, County Donegal, exactly the same
place chosen for tho Ulster Irish college,
which opened Its session last summer.
Those of the students who went through
the country In quest of stories often upon
tho tracks of Mr. Curtln, who was well
remembered by the old narrators In Meena
caldy and Tory Island. Mythical and early
historic tales dealing with the giant Bator,
Lugh lam-fada and Cuchulaln are widely
known In 'this part of Ireland, and Mr.
Curtln's labors were richly rewarded.
Dublin Is reaching a point where It might
be proudly described as a city of charities.
Taking one with another It la perhaps most
proud of Its hospitals. And among the hos
pitals the National Maternity hospital, on
Holies street, of which a new wing has
Just been opened. Is receiving the support
of the leading charitable Catholics of Ire.
land. It la not only the latest, but perhaps
one of the best of the many worthy chari
ties of Dublin.
GOLD FOUND . IN ENGLAND
Roof Bearing; Low Grade Ore Bald to
Have Bern Discovered: Near
LONDON, Jan. 11 (Special.) For some
time past rumors have been afloat as to
the discovery of a gold field In England
within twenty miles of London. It has been
stated In whispers that the reef Is thirty-
one miles long and presents the same char
actarlstlcs as the Rand reef. All the se
crecy which has been observed has been
attributed to' the fact that those Inter
ested have not yet secured all the options
Of course the rumors have been regarded
as too good to be true; they have naturally
been held In derision.
It Is now possible to state that a syndi
cate exists which firmly believes In the
discovery. The policy of the directors of
the. syndicate la to keep the whereabouts
of the reef a secret for the present. It Is
even declared that some of the directors
do not know the whereabouts of the reef.
Samples of the gold taken from the reef, it
has been explained, have been submitted
to an expert. . who, in Ignorance of their
source, pronounced them' as probably hav
ing been obtained from the Rand. It la
explained that the ore Is low grade, but
It Is believed that It will prove Immensely
"England,'1 said the enthusiastic chair
man of the syndicate when lntervlewt-d,
"will take high grade among the gold pro
ducers of the world. We shall solvs the
problem of the' unemployed and settle the
matter of gold supply."
ISLANDERS WOULD BE YANKEES
Residents of St. Plerra anal Mlejnoloa
Deslro to Transfer Their
PARIS. Jan. 12. (Special.) According to
letters which have been received hero
there Is an agitation among the Inhab
itants of St. Pierre and Mlquelon for
They say that they have lost by the
"entente rordlale." that business is In a
bad way and that their only rhanoe of
relief Is to become cltlaens of the United
SEA TUNNEL THREATENS NAVY
Colonel Fits floors Bays the Channel
Bkonld Be Balled, Kot
LONDON. Jan. lZ-(Sreclal.r-Co1onel G.
Fits George (retired) is opposed to the
channel tunnel scheme. In a recent Inter
view he snld:
"When the late Sir Kdward Watkln was
endeavoring to get the permission of Par
liament to continue the borings for the
channel tunnel that had been commenced
c!os to the Southeastern railway line the
lnte duke of Cambridge, the then commander-in-chief,
backed by the opinions
of his military 'staff, expressed himself
as extremely adverse to the sanction of
Parliament being granted. He held the
opinion that the necessary passage of the
sea by an enemy and the publicity that
must result from any attempt on their part
to collect the required transport saved
the nation from the necessity for con
scription and for a much larger standing
army. The real danger In case of Its
being boifd would lie hot In any army
of magnitude being risked In tts Interior,
but In the seising of the British exit by a
coup de main, after which any occupation
could easily be made effective.
"The measures that might be taken
either to flood or to destroy the tunnel by
scientific action would have to be en
trusted to the discretion of one officer,
who would have to act solely on his own
responsibility, as enforced reference to the
cabinet In London would cause delay that
would paralyse defensive action until too
"The duke of Cambridge did not believe
that any one would take the responsibility
of destroying such a work without making
Inquiry Into the facts, such as would make
his action too late.
"The construction of. the tunnel would
also be a blow to our oversea carrying
trade and reduce the Value of our navy.
It would tend to an atrophy of the other
southern lines of railway, doing away with
their rivalry,, and would tend to throw the
bulk of the goods traffic on the Northern
railway of France, a line already ham
pered with goods, which line might at any
time fall to act efficiently as a common car
rier. The present system of channel rivalry
provides several routes at low rates to
the continent, and so facilitates mall and
carrying contracts at low rates.
AUSTRIAN EXPLORER REPORTS
Dr. Erich Znsrnaayer Has Reached
Kashmir from Lonx Trip
Th roach Thibet.
VIENNA, Jan. 12. (Special.) Dr. Erich
Zugmayer, the Austrian explorer, has, ac
cording to all accounts, advanced to Leh,
In Kashmir, from an entirely unknown
region of Thibet.
The explorer has written that he Is
highly satisfied with the scientific results
of the Journey. Among the xoologlcnl
specimens he has secured are twenty new
species and fifty new groups of animals.
Eventually he reached an altitude of 36,000
feet. Surrounded by Ice-filled gorges and
amid frequent snowstorms the expedition
wan obllga to camp and consider an alter
ation of the -route.
Dr. Zugmayer'a chief guide, disguised aa
a Ladakh trader, was dispatched in search
Of nomad tribes, from whom he might
purchase fresh animals, , but the supply
thus secured, sfter great trouble, was en
tirely Inadequate for the needs of the ex
pedition, the baggage train of which had
dwindled from sixty to twenty-two animals.
A further attempt to advance In the direc
tion originally decided upon had to be
After relieving the. caravan of all but
the most Important baggage Dr. Zugmayer
put his valuable . collection of specimens
In a place of safety and turned westward
in order to make a shorter Journey to
Kashmir. The expedition passed Rudok
and the Panggong lakes through unknown
country and eventually crossed the fron
tier Into Kashmir.
On his arrival at Leh, Dr. Zugmayer had
only twelve transport animals left, all the
others having fallen victims to exhaustion
and climate. The members of the' expedi
tion, however, were In tho best of health.
WRITER IS IN TROUBLE
Thought to Btndy Police Methods and
Finds He Has Committed
VIENNA, Jan. 12. (Special.) M. Aladar
Fndor, a member of the staff of the Buda
pest newspaper, A Polgar, is suffering
for his seal in obtaining material for a
sensational article on the Budapest police
In order to obtain experience regarding
prison life he put on a ragged suit of
clothes and Induced his brother-in-law to
hand him over to x policeman as a pick
pocket caught In the act. '
, Whenhe was brought before the police
commissary M. Fodor admitted the theft
and signed a - confession. He was then
sent to the cells for the night.
The next day he explained matters to
the magistrate and asked to be set nt
liberty. The magistrate Informed him that
the charge of theft would be dropped, but
that he would be charged with the serious
offense of falsifying a public document. ,
He will now have to stand trial on this
new charge and he may receive Uiree years
of Imprisonment at hard labor If convicted
in the new proceedings.
MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS SUFFER
Professors lit Stodeata Think They
Know Rente, hot Final Them
VIENNA, Jan. 12. (Special.) The details
have lust become known of a terrible ex
perience which befell a large party of pro
fessors and students of Lyon and Zurich
universities the other day In making the
ascent of Ortler, a Tyrolese mountain 12,000
Several members of the party thought
they knew the district and no guides were
taken. The summit was reached without
much difficulty, but on the way back the
party lost their way. While they were
wandering In search of the path darkness
fell. A musician named Bee lan and Dr.
Verlgnon went on ahead with lanterns to.
act us guides. Both fell over a precipice.
It was Impossible for the others to render
any assistance and they finally took shelter
for the nlgbt In a hut, which they found.
Sixteen hours passed before they could
summon assutance from the valley below.
Then M. Seelen was found so severely
Injured that he Is not expected to live. Dr.
Vertgnon's legs were broken and ha was
aeaxly dead from tho cold.
Klnst Oscar Better.
STOCKHOLM. Jaa. 12. King Oscar la
steadily convalescing, hut has bot yet boon
able u Wove Ui Baiate
NO DIVISION BILL YET
Inspector for Department of Joitioe Faron
One Nebraeka District.
BURKETT PLAN IS GIVEN A SETBACK
Additional Federal Jadee with Beoorda at
Capital ia Proposed.
DELEGATION DIFFERS ON DETAILS
Goaferenoe ia Held for Purpose of Harmon
iiintc Cotfl'ctin? Viewa.
NINE PLACES FCR HOLDING COURT
Additional Conference to Be Held at
Which, It Is Hoped, Agreement
Wilt Bo Reached on All
(From a Stiff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. (Special Tele
gram.) Inspector Lewis of the Department
of Justice, after a thorough Investigation of
the Judicial situation In Nebraska, reports
In favor of an additional federal Judtre
with records at Lincoln and against the
division of the state Into two Judicial dis
tricts as contemplated in the Burkett bill.
This Information was made known this
morning at a conference of the members
of the Nebraska delegation, with all pres
ent except Mr. McCarthy.
The report Is In contrast with the recom
mendation of former Attorney General
William H. Moody, who suggested that the
state be divided Into two Judicial districts.
Delegation Kot of One Mind.
When the delegation met this morning It
was with the understanding that ' they
would get together on a two-dlvlslon basis
and. If possible, harmonise all conflicting
Interests. As the conference progressed
considerable difference of opinion was
manifested, particularly so far as the sub
divisions In the North Platte section was
concerned. As to the southern division the
delegation agreed early that courts should
be held at Lincoln, Hastings and McCook.
As to the northern division they generally
agrted with Congressman Klnkald that
courts should be held not only at Omaha
and Norfolk, but at Grand Island, North
Platte, Alliance and at either O'Nell or
Alnsworth, which was left open.
There' was no difference of sentiment as
to where courts should be held in the
South Platte division, nor as to the ter
ritory Included within the Burkett bill, ex
cept as to whether Hamilton county should
be 'put Into the Hastings or the Lincoln
division. Judge Norris was In favor of the
Hastings division, but was outvoted by
Senator Burkett and Representative Hln
shaw. Aa to the North Platte division, decided
differences of opinion were expressed. Judge
Klnkald insisting that court should bo held
in a number ' of places, which other mem
bers of. the delegation did not approve of.
But Congressman Klnkald. In view of let
ters he sent out early In December to sev
eral district Judges in tho Sixth congres
sional district, Ins'sted that all the places
named above In Sixth district should be
provided for In u. itlon to either O'Neill or
Alnsworth, which he would decide upon
Committee of Three Appointed.
It was not all smooth and serene sailing
at today's conference. Many divergent
views were expressed looking to a compro
mise on the two Judicial district bills for
Nebraska, but harmony was not a feature
of tho conference. A committee of, three
was appointed, consisting of Senator Bur
kett and Representatives Norris and Kln
kald, to report to the delegation, which
will meet tomrrow (Sunday) In Senator
Burkett's room at the capltol for the pur
pose of receiving a general outline of where
the two Judicial districts. If created, shall
hold their terms of court.
Tho Burkett bill, now pending In the
house, .Is to.be amended materially. It will
contain provision that court shall be held
at every place provided for In the bill. It
will be proposed that, grand Juries shall bo
called only In Omaha and Lincoln; that the
grand Jury In Omaha shall have Jurisdic
tion In the northern district and the grand
Jury In Lincoln over all offenses ' In the
southern district; that all Indictments found
shall be certified to the division where the
offense Is committed, and that the care shall
be tried In that district. This provision
applies only to offenses committed after the
passage of the act Other provisions will
be jnade that cases must be commenced and
tried where one or more of the defendants
reside, but by stipulation of either party
and with the approval of the court cases
may be removed to any othey division.
The crlmlnaj cases, under the amended
bill, shall be tried In the division where the
offense la committed, but may be removed
on application of the defendant and ap
proval of the court.
Another feature of the new bill which Is
to be substituted for the Burkett bill, should
the delegation get together, la that all
petit Jurors shall be residents of the di
vision where the court Is held.
All for Second Jadare.
Judge Norris, In speaking of the confer
ence today, said: "Two things are neces
sary. We must have another Judge. Wo
ought to have court held In the west part
of our state. If we cannot divide tho state
Into two Judicial districts, I am In favor of
an additional Judge, but he must hold court
In our section."
Congressman Kennedy, In explaining his
position, said: "I am In favor of an ad
ditional judge with a few central places for
holding court In the west part of the state
and set of records kept In the Bouth
Platte In charge of a deputy clerk. My
Judgment Is that nothing beyond that is
necessary at this time."
Ambassador Francis Reports on Sob
Fraarlseo Insurance Bnlts.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. The State de
partment today received the following
cablegram from Ambassador Francis at
In accordance with Instructions from the
department, I actively co-operated with
the committee representing the San Fran
cisco policyholders by discreet unofficial
Intervention with the minister of foreign
iraJra. A compromise agreement was
' reached last night and signed by the
Austrian fnoenix insurance mpany,
which the latter will recommend to the
San Francisco claimants.
CORNWALL EXCITED BY RUMOR
Report that Amcrleaa' Syndicate Is
Bnylna; Tin Mines Canses
LONDON, Jan. 11 The great tin centers
of Cornwall ara agitated over a report that
an American syndicate is buying up the
richest tin mines there. A representative of
tho syndicate. It la said, has been In Pen
aance for some weeks. The report has net
boon ownOxutod. . .
CIVIC FEDERATION MEETS
Mrs. Potter Palmer F.ntertalna Cap
italists and l.ahor Lenders at Her
Home la Chicago.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. Mrs. Potter Palm
er's mansion at 100 Lake Shore Drive was
the scene tonight of an unique conference.
Some time ago the National Clvlv Federa
tion conceived the idea of holding a meet
ing In Chicago with the object of explain
ing to employers and employes the alms
of the organisation and Its and Its efforts
to place the two classes of industrialism
on a common plane of thought and action.
Mrs. Potter Palmer became interested and
offered her residence as a conference hall.
Over 600 guests and delegates attended.
The meeting, which was presided over
by Franklin McVeagh, was attended by
prominent business men snd labor lead
ers from many parts of the country.
The principal speakers were August Bel
mont and Set Low of New York. W. 8.
Stone, grand master Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers; Daniel J. Keefe, presi
dent International Longshoremen's unlpn,
and W. D. Mohon, president Amalgamated
Association of Street Railroad Employes.
Mr. Belmont took for his subject, "The
National Civic Federation," while Mr.
Low spoke on 'The Conciliation Depart
ment. Mr. Stone discussed "What the Civic
Federation Has Done for Our Brother
hood." Mr. Keefe argued "The Invlollablllty of
Cpntracts," and Mr. Mahon told of "Wel
fare Work for Street Railway Men."
After giving several illustrations of the
work of the conciliation department In
preventing threatened strikes, Mr. Low
said In part:
"It Is the policy of the conciliation de
partment to do Its work privately. People
I often never know that the federation has
had a hand In settling disputes that are
peaceably adjusted. We do our work In
the profound belief that the American
man. whether employer or worktnteman,
desires to do the fair thing. We believe
that If wo can get fain minded men to
gether and discuss a question of disagree
ment in ninety-nine cases out of one hun
dred Nth sides will find the middle path
between the two extremes."
FIGHT ON SENATOR BAILEY
Opponents of Texns Dcmocrntle
Leader Say They Have Majority
Asralnst His Re-election.
AUSTIN, Tex.. Jan. 12. The suggested
Bailey investigation consumed the entire
session of the Texas legislature today and
bids fair to continue well Into Monday
without any vote being secured.
The antl-Balley faction claims a victory
up to now and assert that they will make
even more gains. The basis of this predic
tion Is that their opponents have Ignored
their original defense and are now offering
a substitute proposition to have a special
Committee to decide whether an Investiga
tion should be held.
Today'a session was given over to a
discussion of the proposed investigation,
and when adjournment waa held late In
the evening but one side of the controversy
had been presented , .
Representative Duncan of Smltlr county,
the leader of the antl-Bulley forces, was
I the only speaker. The contention of the
friends of Bailey will be , presented Monday.
United States Senator Joseph W. Bailey
tonight gave out the -following statement:
There lav not a semblance of truth In the
statement that my friends are seeking
either to prevent or to delny an Investiga
tion. I am more than ready to meet any
charge that any responsible nun may
moke against me, but I do not believe that
a senator from Texas oimht to be required
to answer Indefinite, nebulous and anany
moua charges, and all I ask Is that those
who accuse me of personal or political mis.
conduct shall make their accusations spe
cific and offer some proof. The statement
that if I have done no wronT I MogM tt
den and an Investigation ounds well enongi
until It Is analyzed, but It proceeds up m
a misapprehension of what It means to In-
jVOHtlgate the conduct or a man whom the
itnta ft TAvna h,i hnnnr.il m t V. a n n w
ship. I would rather be Indicted aa a
citizen In private lite than Investigated as
a senator from Texas, and the fact that my
exoneration will follow an Inquiry Into my
conduct would no more reconcile me to an
Investigation than the fact that a citlcen
waa acquitted unon a trial would reconcile
him to being Indicted.
GOVERNOR WARNER SWORN IN
Execatlve of Michigan Takes -Oath
la Hla Home at Farm
Ington. DETROIT, Mich.. Jan. 12.-Wlth only a
small group of members of his family and
personal friends witnessing the ceremony
Governor Fred M. Warner was today prop
pod up in bed by pillows at his home In
Farmlngton and sworn In for his second
term as chief executive of Michigan. Gov
ernor Warner has been confined to his bed
for two weeks by an atack of Influenza and
had been threatened with pneumonia. As
hts condition Is still quite serious every
effort was made to rob today's ceremony
of all unnecessary formality.
The oath was administered by the clerk
of Oakland county and there were only
fourteen spectators. These Included the
governor's aged father and three of the
governor's political friends. Congressman
S. W. Smith, State Senator T. D. Seeley
and State Representative H. N. McCracken.
After the governor had subscribed to the
oath and had said, briefly that he would fill
the office to the' best of his ability, a light
lunch was served from a table In the bed
room. It Is thought that the governor will
go south as soon as his physicians allow
him to leave the house.
MURDERER SMITH DISAPPEARS
Kentarky Fondlst In Hiding Beeaaac
of Fear of Assasslaa
tloa. LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Jan. U-A special to
the Times from Jackson, Ky., says: It
developes that, simultaneously with the
publication of John Smith's confession of
ths Cox murder, Smith has left the coun
try. Last night he was seen to have pasaed
the head of Long creek, going Into Perry
county. Telephone messages to his home
established the fact that he Is not and
ha not been there. Judge James Hargla
and Alexander Hargts art alarmed at his
disappearance, as they are on his bond
to the extent of 130,000.
JACKSON, Ky., Jan. 11-Bmlth has been
located at the home of his brother at
Crockettsvllle. which Is near the home of
! former Sheriff Edward Callahan, who Is
also Implicated by Smith's confeaalon In
the killing or Dr. Cox. He has sent word
to the commonwealth's attorney, James II.
Adams, that hs has been warned that he
would be assassinated, but will nevertheless
come to the trial of Judge Hargla If he ft
guaranteed protection. .
Btearort Declines Oolce.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 12. Philip B. Stew,
art of Colorado Springs, Colo., has notified
the president that his business engage
ments are such that he will not be able
to accept the position of commissioner of
the general land office, to be made vacant
by the retirement of Commlsstvoer Rich
ards oa March i
HOME OVER SUNDAY
Few of lec'alatora Remain In City Aftei
liaiion Eaa Adjourned.
BROWN RESOLUTION PROVES PROBLEM
Ho 'Time to IaTeitigate or Debate th
Question Pefore' Vote on Eenater,
PLANS PROPOSED FOR DISPOSING OF IT
One ia to Diionis it Jnit Enonch to thou
Anlmit af the afore.
DEMOCRATS MAY VOTE FOR NETTLETON
Fnslonlsta Will Give No Aaalatance la
Pasalnar legislation to Which All
Parties Were riedaed la
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 12. (Speclal.)-A largo
numter of the legislator went home Iny
medlately after adjournment yesterday,
and those who are In town are spending
their time working on measures to be In
troduced and discussing bills which have
been started on the road to become laws.
The resolution to Investigate the rumors
and reports of the official action of Norris
Brown when attorney general Is still
occupying front place In the minds of tho
members and how to sit down on the propo
sition gracefully has occasioned some worry
among the majority members. Some want
to have a full and free discussion of tho
resolution in the house and then table It,
after the Intent and object of the fuslon
lsts and those who put Van Housen up to
the Job have been fully aired1. Some mem
bers are In favor of putting the resolution
on the table without 'debate and this may
On the other hand, the corporations,
working through the fuslonlrts, have been
planting senatorial bees thick and fast In
their efforts to defeat Mr. Brown. It waa
announced this morning that the fuslonlsts
held a caucus last night and decided to
cast their votes for Speaker Nettleton for
senator, providing Brown was not chosen
on the first ballot. An Investigation of
this report showed that about fifteen mem
bers of the minority party discussed In
formally this proposition and Informally
agreed to do this. Later a spokesman for
the fuslonlsts said the entire fusion mem
bership would be glad of an opportunity to
cast the solid rote for Governor Sheldon.
Speaker Nettleton was Informed that tho -fuslonlsts
intended to vote for him.
"That Is very kind of them," answered
the speaker, as he smiled, "but If they do
It on the second ballot there Is very little
danger of me ever getting any votes for
Apparently the speaker was not tho
least disturbed about the senatorial toga
and seemed to take It as a matter of course
Mr. Brown would receive the unanimous
republican vote next Tuesday, Investiga
tion or no investigation.
Should the house decide to conduct an
Investigation and hold up the election of
Mr. .Brown until It has been concluded It
would be necessary for the members to
scatter their votes. Inasmuch s1t Is re
quired by law that a Joint ballot bo taken
dally, beginning Wednesday at noon, until
a senator Is chosen.
First Printed BUI Rotaraod.
Representative Harrison of Otoo county,
who went home this afternoon, took with
him the first printed copy of a bill to be
returned to the house, H. R. No. 1, by Lee
of Douglas. This Is the bill providing
that street railway companies can own
stock In lnterurban companies and connect
with them. Its object Is to allow the
Omaha company to connect up with the
lnterurban at South Omaha and Incidentally
to allow the lnterurban to get across O
street .In Lincoln by connection with the
company here. The bill has been referred
to the railroad committee, of which Har
rison Is chairman. When the members get
down to work Monday afternoon they will
find their bill files with all the bills printed
in them ready for business.
Members of both houses so far have
shown a disposition to carry out the plat
form pledges with the least possible de
lay. Both houses have hedged themselves
In from the lobbyists and both have
adopted rules whereby the members need
not be hounded to death, at least while
they are In session. Some offfte lobby
ists are of the opinion this will wear off
shortly and the normal legislative con
ditions prevail, but It is evident tho mem
bers are not of this opinion.
To carry out the platform pledges as ex
peditiously as possible, the house hss In
structed the speaker to name four com
mittees of seven members each to Join with
senate committees of the same number to
get up the principal measures spoken of
In the platform. Speaker Nettleton will
announce his committees next Monday aft
ernoon, while the senate committee on
standing committees will name the com
mittees from the upper house.
Up to date bills have been Introduced to
reduce passenger rates, regulate freight
rates by giving the state railway Vommls
olon absolute power and discretion In these
matters; a direct primary bill, state wide
In Its scope; a pure food bill, a child labor
bill, a bill for the taxation of railway
termiraUa and. In fact, measures to cover
every plank in the platform and much
more. It Is presumed these measures will
bo considered by the Joint committees,
which will report back to both houses.
Then the bills reported back, according
to Bpeaker Nettleton, will be sent to ths
regular standing committees to pass upon
before either house gets a chance at them.
So Help from Fnslonlsta.
One thing Is certain about this legislature
snd that la the fuslonlsts are not going to
assist the republicans to carry out tho
pledges made by both party conventions
last summer. The fuslonlsts object to tho
appointment of commltteea by the speaker
to get up platform measures and aa a
reason they claim the plan la a uaurpatlon
by a committee of power which la dele,
gated to the membership. The fuslonlsts
have no protest at the committee places
given them bV the speaker inasmuch as
they got all they aaked for with the excep
tion of two places on the rulea committee,
which the speaker concluded should go lo
Regarding the resolution to Investigate
Norris Brown'a official acts. Chairman B.
R. B. Weber of the popullat atate comm't
tee today Issued the following signed state
ment: I have been chairman or secretary of the
people's Independent party In Nebraska for
ten years last .est. I have not aen Mr.
brown nor been aollcltad by any perm' n
In hla behalf; but from th standpoint of
fair play and good government I want tt
say that no matter where it comes frotiV
or where it originated, either with the'
rain man. luniruiriiian. railruada. or nriasl
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