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ASHTOfi iNOW A PEER
Bitter Enemy of Ireland Gaini Seat in
Honit of Lord.
FILLS SEAT OF LATE LORD ROSSE
Always Foe to Hit People and Victory
is by Chance.
SUMMARY OF TUE BEE
CEREMONY IN IF'
One Touch of Weather Makes the Whole World Kiri
iOMPERS IS CHOSEN
aaday, November 23, 100".
resident of American Federation of
to Chinese V
Labor Again Re-elected.
SPECTACLE IS UAV -iCEDENTED
Officials Approach Palace Between
Eon; Lines of Mandarins.
ALL IMPERIAL CLAN PRESENT
ONLY ONE CHANGE IN SLATE
John R. Alpine Succeeds Daniel Keefa
as Eighth Vice President.
WINS PLACE AFTER LONG EFFORT
LATTER WITHDRAWS HIS NAME
Action is Taken in Response to
Answer to Many Rumors of Deaths
FOR OMAHA. COUNCIL BLUFFS AND
Request of Committee.
Ft)R NEBRA8K A Generally fair Sun
1908 ?IWTMBERS 1908
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viNitcome is in Spite of and Not Be
cause of Majority Will.
TO & KE TIP "IRISH OUTRAGES"
Fufello-f.n'pn (le-Called Shames ay
lrl People Hss Dlstln
rVfclahed HI in nnd Mad Him
' (From a Staff Correspondent.)
DUBLIN. Nov. Zl.-Spcclal.f-Lord Ash
town haa at least secured a aeat In the
House of Lord aa a represent atlve Iriett
peer, but It la In keeping with Ma whole,
history that lie owea his aeat, partly at
Irani, to chance and not to the opinion of
a majority of his fellow peer that he t a
auiuible person to represent them.
It may nr.t be generally known that Irish
peers are not entitled by right of their
peerage to alt In the British H. use of
Loirl. The majority of them, of cours,
are the holders of British peerages ai
well ns their Irish title, and alt by virtue
of the British titles, but the Irish peer
are entitled to elect a certain number of
their follows to represent them In the
Lord Aahtown has long been trying to
get Into the House of Lords, but he hat
Veen defeated at every vacancy. This tlma
the vacancy was caused by th death of
Lord Rosso, who. In addition to being .
popular nobleman, was a great scientist
I.ctd Ashtown was opposed by Lord Farm
bam, and they received an equal number
of votes. The proceedings which followed
were distinctly mediaeval. The clerk of
the crown and hanaper for Ireland, an or
flclal whose precise duties no on seems
to know, went to London, and when the
House of Lords was assembled appeared at
the bar and Informed the lord chancellor
that a tin had taken place. Tha clerk of
Parliament then placed two slips of paper
In a glass and drew out on which eon
talned Lord Aahtown'a name. Lord Ash
town was then declared duly elected.
Bitter Enemy Ireland.
Lord Ashtown, who thus by tha etianca
of the lottery, becomes a representative
of Ireland, Is, of course, one of the bit
terest anemias Ireland aver had. Ills
hobby Is collecting and publishing what h
calls "Outrages from Ireland," in which
avery occurrence which can be twisted Into
the appearance of disorder la magnified
In order to convince the English people
that tha people of Ireland are not fit to
The famous explosion at hla shocttng
lodge at Glenahelry attracted considerable
attention. It waa published far and wide
as an attempt to blow up the, lodge while
he waa sleeping In It, but tha police, dli
Veovered that the pot n which the "bomb"
Ttvas made came from another of his .'i
tatcs, and that Lord Ashtown was sitting
up waiting when the explosion occurred.
No one haa ever been prosecuted for the
Old Age Pension Still.
The operation of tha old age pensions ac.
continues to keep the local authorities busy
and a new difficulty has arisen in connec
tion with Its administration In Ireland.
This Is due to the necessity of providing
proper proof of age. Applicants must be
more than 70 years old and the compulsory
registration of births does not go back
farther than the lata '40s In Ireland. Bap
tismal certificate are accepted, but even
Ir. torn of the parish churches the records
do not go back far enough, and In many
esses the early records have been loat or
destroyed. The archbishop of Dublin has
lsaued a pastoral letter to his prleats urg
ing them In all caaea to undertake the
necessary research and furnlah the certifi
cate without charge to the poor old people
who are seeking pensions.
lnt resting cases of longevity continue to
he brought to light dV.ly by . the pension
applications. In one case In the south of
Ireland a man produced Ills birth certifi
cate shov.ing that ho waa 72 years old.
but he was much troubled because he could
not prove that hts mothvr, who was ala
an applicant, was 70 years old and there
fore eligible. In another rase a motner
who was 100 and a daughter who was 8)
Pai'1"1 for pensions together.
Ill Wind Adagio Applies.
Ill an 111 wind that Wows nobody good,
and the Irish cities are likely to benefit
materially by the unemployment of their
citisena this winter. In Dublin, Belfast
and Cork elaborate schemes have been
worked out for relief work and in each
case the schemes Include the clearing away
or Improvement of large slum areas. The
health of the great Irish cities Is notori
ously bad, end tlrla la due in a large
majeure to tne terrible slums which would
not be tolerated in an American or even In
an English city. Dublin haa undertaken
the improvement or extinction of no leaa
than ml: t -tight miles of atreeta and lanea
which are now In a condition that makes
them a menace not only to the health of
thf.r own inhabitants, but to the people
of the whole city. Coik will spend flio.ouo
in simlUr work and Belfast la applying for
a giant of 3.000, while the corporation
will compel many slum landlords to Im
prove their property at their own expense.
Treat p Kll la Growing.
The tramp evil in the north of Ireland
is growing more acute with the growth of
unemplo inent, n a few days ago a dis
grace! ul invUWt wee reported from the
Clones (County Monaghan) workhouse.
Tramps were attracted to the town in Del
ta ltona by the annual horse feir and on
the eight of the fair more than Jm of
them spoiled for admission 'to the work
house. It waa obvloualy Impoaalble to keep
them separate end they were turned loose
In (he greet common room, which soon took
w on the appearance of Donn brook fair In
Jt Ita palmiest days. Most of the tramps
iJ were drunk and fighting soon began. The
Jf workhouse officiate tried to reatore order,
but felled and were driven from the room.
Finally a giant laborer, who was one of
. the few sober men In the place and who
was an ex-solUler and a genuine out of
work, volunteered to b responsible for
order (or the night. The workhouse offi
cials accepted his offer and. arming him
self with a club, he aoon reduced the
tiampa to submission. Id the morning the
magistrates held a special court and een-
g tencsa nvur iwii int ivuien io jail.
jV. air. J. H. Relay, a prominent Irteh-Amer-
'Continued oal Deoond Page.
FOR TOWA Fair Sunday, wanner In
Temperature at Omana yesterday
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Ways and means committee of the
house is considering the tariff on wood
pulp. X,. rage 8
The 1'nlon National and the National
Bank of Commerce of Kansas City have
combined. I, Page 1
A famine In print paper In -threatened,
according to reports from the northern
mills, where the streams are running low
In water. X, rag a
New Orleans has extended an involu
tion to President-elect Taft to visit that
city when he goes to Cuba. X, rage 1
over ,ooo,nno bales or cotton were
produced, according to the Department
of Agriculture, In 1908. X, rage a
Prosecutor Heney of Pan Francisco Is
regarded as out of (lunger.
X, rage 1
Samuel Gompers was yesterday re
elected president of the Federation of
Labor. X, rage 1
Dr. Alexander Graham Bell has com
pleted a new airship which he will soon
test. X, rage a
A New Tork publisher has Issued what
he claims Is a synopsis of the Interview
given out by Kaiser William to Dr. Hale
for a metropolitan magazine. Dr. Hale
denies Its authenticity. X, rage 1
The American battleship fleet has prac
tically concluded Its practice firing.
X, rage a
A report of a riot at Hankow has
reached the State department from Con
sul General Martin. X, Page a
Admiral Sperry has written an order
that the men of the battleship fleet be
not allowed to land at Manila. X, Page
Arthur Mullln inclined to make trouble
with Shallf nberger's appointment alate.
Both constitutional amendments carry.
X. Page 3
George W. Hawke, a pioneer of Ne
braska, la dead. . X, Pag 3
: . X.OCAX.
. J. H. K iinlsten, former populist official,
plead guilty to defrauding the govern
ment out of land and Is fined 11,000 and
four months In jail. XX, Page 1
Oil inspectorship a much-sought-after
office among the democrats. VI, rage 5
Creditor of the Omaha Loan and
Trust company, which failed lx years
ago. are to be paid in full. XX, rage 1
Illuminations for the Corn show to ex
cell those for the Ak-Sar-Ben week. ;
X. fmf 4
A. H. Anderson, grand juryman accused
of tampering with witness, Is sentenced
to thirty days In the county Jail for con
tempt of court. X, rag S
Superintendent Davidson of the Omaha
public schools will not go to the etate
University, but will remain In' Omaha.
VI, rage 5
What has been doing in the Omaha so
cial world during the last week.
XT, rage a
Gossip of the playhouses, plays and
player. H, rag T
Latest news of the builders and real
state men. VI, Pag
COKKXRCXAX. AJTD XXTDIfSTftlAX..
Live stock markets. VI, rare T
.Grain markets. , VI, Pag T
Stocks and bonds. VX, PareT
' Buster and Tlge have some Thanksgiv
ing fun with unc4e. Page of good read
ing for the little tolks. Interesting mot
ter for the women. Fluffy Ruffles ha
a hard time making up her mind.
Domestic cience a 1: factor at the
Corn show and some of the women who
will make it so. Changes that are taking
place In the capital city of South AftTca.
Modern office and aanitaxy furniture.
Work of the Omaha Child Saving Insti
tute. Pour rage
MOVBICESrTS Or OCBAE- STXAJSIKXrS.
Part. Arrlrtd. Sal leg.
NEW YORK.. I Proveiue
CHKKB'llRU P F. W llhlm.
HAY RK .1 Tourmln
HAHBl SO K A. Vl.torlt
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RUSH WORK AT RAILROAD SHOP
Fall Force Mitt and liar at West
Burlington on the "4M
BIRUNUTON. Ia.. Nov. 51. (Special
Telegram. 'Notice was received at the
Weet Burlington shops that HOD locomotive
used on the Burlington system would be
sent in to be repaired and put In first-class
condition before the first of the year. This
mean night end day work for everybody
and the rush on general work In that shop
and others of the system will continue far
Into next, year. A year ago the West Bur
lington shops were cloaed part of the time
end many men were out of work.
CZAR WALKS AL0NG STREETS
Followa Body of Grand Dako Alexia,
Hie 1'nrle, for Dlstaar of
Three Ml lee.
ST. PKTERSB1RG. Nov. a. The body of
Grand Duko Alexis, an unci of the em
peror of Russia, who died recently In Paris,
wss Interred today In the new mausoleum
of th Ronianeff within the Fortress of
8t. Peter and St Paul and Emperor Nich
olas followed the coffin on foot through the
crowded and sliest streets of his capital.
Hts majeaty walked Ihua far from the rail
road station to th fortress, a distance of
three miles. In spite of apprehensions for
the safety of th emperor there wae no
BODIES LIE IN SEPARATE HALLS
Prince than Stands at Table ait Side
of Catafalque of Emperor Body
of Dowager In Private
PEKING. Nov. 21. The ceremony at-the
Imperial palace thla morning, when the
members of the diplomatic corps presented
the condolences of their respective govern
ments on the death of the emperor and
the dowager empress of China, was one
of the moat Impressive ever wltnssed in
A notable feature was the presence of
every member of the Imperial clan, as well
as every official, who lately ha been re
ported dead or eliminated from the con
duct of affairs of atate. This waa the
answer of the government to the rumors of
suicide and deaths current in Peking for
the past week.
No opportunity was lost to make the func
tlons striking. Prince Chlng, for the first
time since the passing away of their
majesties, appeared officially as the head
of the foreign board. The chiefs of the
various governmental departments were
present and In addition several thousand
minor officials, all dressed In white. At the
conclusion of the functions In honor of the
dead, the diplomat paid homage to Prince
Chun, the regent.
Spectacle la Unprecedented.
Each foreign legation wa represented by
three of Its members, and the spectacle
as the foreigner approached the palace
wa unprecedented. They marched through
a throng of mandarin distributed over the
three marble terraces leading to the Chlen
Chlng hall, located at the head of the
main avenue of the forbidden city. Thl
building Is used to receive foreign min
isters when they come to present their
credentials, and Ita position Is a command
ing one. The approaches were lined with
a remarkable diaplay of red - umbrella,
huge fan and screen of many color and
other objects of decoration used by the
court for procession.
The day was bright and sunny, and the
multi-colored emblem were vivid agalnat
the white stone work and the spotlessly
whlto garments of the assembled officials.
Bod lea la Separate Hall.
The bodies of their majesties reposed
each in a separate hall. The catafalque of
the emperor wa on a dais In trie Chlen
Chlng hall and waa draped in black satin,
embroidered with dragons.
The large Image of ' a bird above the
throne, emblematic of the glory and beauty
that good government sheds over the world1,
wa covered with a white curtain, as also
were the numerous mirrors In the .throne
room, while satin screens, set at oblique
angles to the catafalque, shut out from the
view of the foreign representatives a
numerous gathering of mourning palace at
tendants and servant.
Prince Chun, the regent, tood at a table
beside the catafalque of the emperor.
The. body of the empress lay In atate 4n
her own private palace, called Huang Chi
Tien, where she received the congratula
tions of the diplomats on November S, on
the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary
of her birth. This palace la located In the
east wing of the Forbidden City, a section
heretofore called the harem quarter.
Chinese Women Present.
The diplomats passed from the hall where
lay the body of the emperor to the palace
of the dowager, and they were preceded by
Prince Chun, who covered the distance
with unmistakable evidences of haste. The
catafalque of her majesty also wa
flanked by whit screens. Behind that on
the left were grouped all the women of the
imperial clan, attended by their serving
women and they were all plainly visible to
the foreigners. Tho men of the Imperial
clan were behind the acreens on the right
side. The mourning dress of the court Is
exactly the same as that worn by the pop
ulace. Practically every official in Peking, to
gether with many men of high standing
who expect office, was present. Prince
Chlng, president of the Foreign board, waa
conspicuous for his alertness. Yuan Shi
Kal, member of the grand council, it was
noticed, limped from the effect of a
The appearance of Prince Chun waa noted
with the greateat lntereat. The praise of
the regent have been sung during the
last few days In fulsome terms, and as a
result cautious diplomats were prepared for
something different than what these
eulogies had led them to expect, particu
larly in the. light of the edict Issued yes
terday, accentuating hla powers. In ap
pearance the prince was a disappointment.
He bears a strong resemblance to the late
Kuang Hsu. His face was worn and drawn
and bore an expression of fright.
PRINT PAPER FAMINE AT HAND
Low Water In Streams of th North
Threatens to, Bring A beat
MILWAUKEE. Nov. . Jt-An Evening
Wisconsin special from Appleton. Wis.,
says ' that unless altogether abnormal
weather condition prevail practically
throughout the Crrllcd States between now
and ihe-first of the new year, this country
within six months will fac a print paper
famine, according to the beat Judgmept of
the largeet paper manufacturer of ' Wis
consin. Condition in th paper Industry,
u is reported, nave never oerore been so
dubious as at present and It is said that
th constantly depleting water-power
tream throughout paper-making districts
in both eaat and west are adding dally to
the threatening aspect.
HENEY- IS 0UT OF DANGER
San Francisco Pruseeator Is Recover
ing His Strength Hspldly In
SAN" FRANCIBCO, Nov. Sl.-Tl. condi
tion of Francla J. Heney. who waa shot
by Morris Haa in Judge I.awler' court
room a week ago today, continue to Im
prove. He passed a restful night bb4 prac
tically la out of danger.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
BERGER TO OPERATE STILL
Chemist from Agricultural Depart
ment Comes to Corn Show.
MANDERS0NS AT THE CAPITAL
General Contracts Cold While Trav
eling and is Confined to. His .
Room, bnt Condition ot
(From a Staff Correspondent.')
WASHINGTON. Nov. a.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) H. W. Berger. one of the chemists
of the Agricultural department, will leave
Washington early next week for Omaha to
take charge of the denatured alcohol plant
which is now being Installed In the bullO
Ing to be used for the com exposition. Mr.
Berger will relieve Dr. If. E. Sawyei who
Is how In Omaha superintending the: In
stallation of the still, and will remain In
Omaha during the corn exposition and have
charge of the government' exhibit of Its
miniature still. '
The still which Is now being set up at
Omaha Is a precise miniature of the SIO.QOO
still at present housed In a special building
adjoining the Agricultural department in
tills city and with which experiment have
been dally carried on during the laat two
months. The miniature still being Installed
nt the corn exposition will poerate on the
basis of three bushels of grain or vegetable
Iroduct at a cooking and its total output
of denatured alcohol, whether from grain
or vegetables, will be In the neighborhood
of fifteen gallons per day.
Mandereons at Capital.
Former Senator Charlea , F. Manderson
and wife arrived In Washington last night
and are guests at th Arlington hotel.
General Manderson and wifo came from
New York and are errouto home. Mr.
Manderson contracted rather a heavy cold
and today he 1 confined to his room at
the Arlington. Mrs. Manderson stated to
'night that the celd Is yielding to treat
ment and no serious result Is at all appre
nticed. Brews Gete I.onst'a Desk.
Senator Brown has been . assigned the
desk of Senator Long on the republican
side, one of the most desirable locations
on the floor of the upper branch of con
gress. It Is learned. that Senator Hrown
had some doubt, about Senator Long's re
turn to congress, and looking over the list
filed on Long' seat. Senator Warren gets
the seat vacated by the death of Senator
Alliton, which Is one of the historic scats
in the senate, having been occupied by
Conkling and Harrison.
Announcement will probably be made dur
ing the coming week of the new command
ant of the cadets at th military academy
to take the place of Lieutenant Colonel
Robert L. Howie, temporarily, who is
destined for duty In Porto Rico. It Is
probable that th president will select aa
commandant of cadets Major Frederick W.
f.bley. Second cavalry, who is on duty at
Fort Dea Moines, Ia.
Major General and Mrs. Charles F.
Humphrey have taken the house at lti'M
Eelghteenth street and will sppnd the win
ter in Washington. Captain Evan H.
Humphrey, wlto haa been ordered to Wash
ington for duty, will Join his parents early
In December and become attached to the
office of the quartermaster general.
KANSAS CITYJ3ANKS COMBINE
I'slea National Absorbed hy National
Baak of Commerce .esl
KANSAS C1TT, Mo.. Nov. n. The Union
National bank of thl city, with deposits
of 113,000,000. wa absorbed today by the
National Bank of Commerce of Kansas
City. The Union National was one of the
oldest flnanclel Institution In the city
and by combining the two, the Commerce
will have a total of 131.600,000 In deposits.
Fernando P. Neal, prealdent of the merged
Union National, ia said to be alated for the
presidency of the National bank of Com'
merce, the poaltlop left vacant by the resig
nation laat Thursday of William Barrett
Ridgely, former comptroller of he cur
Dakota Farmer Killed.
SIOUX FALLS. 8. D-, Nov. 21. .Spec lal.)
By falling from his wagon Ferdinand
(Jolder, a well known Hutchinson county
farmer, met his death. The fa.ll broke hts
neck, death being Instantaneous He . waa
SO years of age and Is survived by a widow,
but had no children. The accident took
place near the little town of Manno, while
he was driving along with a hay rack upon
FLEET CONCLUDING PRACTICE
Tomorrow's Work Will Finish Target
Firing and Officers Will Then
MANILA, Nov. 21. It Is officially an
nounced that the ships of the Atlantlo bat
tleship flpct, which are now completing the
various portions of the regular fall target
practice, are showing considerable Improve
ment over their work of the same character
last year. The results of the practice are
said to be very satisfactory.
The battleship Connecticut, Kansas, Min
nesota, Georgia, New Jersey and RhoJe
Island have already finished their battle
practice, while the Nebraska and Wiscon
sin have completed their work to establish
records. The . Virginia, Vermont, Ohio and
Missouri are firing today and . the Ken
tucky, Kearsarge, Illinois and Louisiana
will fire tomorrow, concluding the entire
battle practice of the fleet.,
' Sixty . of fleers who have accompanied the
fleet thus far on ita Journey will bid fare
well on Wednesday, tlirlrjjlac?, being filVed
by a Ilk number of officer "f'roni, tbe cruis
ers and gunboats of the Asiatic fleet, who
will return to the United State with the
big fleet. The officers who leave the At
lantic fleet will take the places left vacant
on the vessels of the Asiatic, fleet.
DR. BELL HAS NEW AIRSHIP
Trial of. Craft Soon to Be-Made on
. Lake Kenka Propelled by
HALIFAX. N. S., Nov. a.-Dr.. Alexander
Graham Bell has completed his new aero
drome and lias permitted a newspaper
representative, who vlBlted his summer
home at Baddock, near Sydney, C. B., to
make an Inspection of the machln.
The "Signet." which made a suoceful
usccnt last year with the late Lieutenant
Belfrldge a aviator, was composed of 3.333
tetrahedrons, while the new aerodrome,
constructed on practically the samo lines,
will have 5.010 tetrsleUral cells. It Is the
Intention of Dr. Bell to make a trial flight
the first week In December.
W. F. Baldwin, chief of laboratories for
Dr. Bell, says that the experimental bureau
at Hammoi.dsport, N. Y., Is about to rrmk:
experiments on Lake Keuka. where an
aliehlp will be prop 'lie d by Its own moti.r:
over the surfac of tho water to g-t suffi
cient speed to expand Its wings. The ma
chine wt'.i bo attached to liclit canoes.
ahkh will be carried by the airship as It
leaves the water on its flight.
NEW ORLEANS INVITES TAFT
la Great of Ills Nakia Trip
Cobs, leathern lltr Weald
Be Hla Host.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 21 An invitation
was last' night extended President-elect
Taft to -visit New Orleans In the event of
hi making a trip to Cuba next February
to witness the Inauguration of the island'
new government. Judge Taft will be urged
to go to Havana via New Orleans.- Tho In
vitation was sent by wire last night and a
New Orleans committee will wait upon
Judge Taft when he attends the National
Rivers and Harbors congress in Washing
ton next month, and urge that- he accept.
HOT SPRINGS. Va. Nov. M.-Brlgadter
General Edwards, chief of the Insular
bureau of the War department, came here
today for a conference with the president
elect on the. subject of the Philippine tariff
and the American withdrawal from Cub.
Henry W. Taft. brother of the president
elect, came today for a visit which will
extend until after Thanksgiving. Repr -sentatlve
Loverlng of Massachusetts and
Of Indiana, were added to the political col
ony at the Homestesd.
WOOD PULP UP TO COMMITTEE
This Matter Being Considered by
Ways aad Meshs Body of
WASHINGTON. . Nov.., 21. The tariff
schedule on pulp end papers , and books
was taken up today by the. way and means
committee of the house and it probably
will be necessary, for the committee . to
hold another night session. Thlrty-aiXF wit
nesses have signified their Intention of pre
senting the committee with Information
bearing on thia schedule. The most Inter
esting feature of the hearing will be the
consideration of the tariff on pulp and
print paper, aa a apeclal committee of
congress conducted an Inveattgatlnn of the
pulp and print paper Industry. The report
on the finding of the committee ha not
yet been made. . .
The other articles coming under this
schedule regarding which testimony will be
offered are parchment, surface-coated and
photograph papere, the deralcoraanta and
lithographic printe, wall paper, poatai
card, book and tissue paper.
TROUBLES ARE LOOMING UP
Governor-elect Shalle'nherger Strikes
Snag in Appointments.
MULLEN IMPEDES NAVIGATION
Proposed Amendments to Constltntloa
Carry by Abont Five Thousand
Msjorlty Vote on Them
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Nov. 21.-(Spcclat.) The Hon
Ashton C. Shallenberger, governor-elect of
Nebraska has run Into hi first snag In
the matter of appointments. Up to the
time he broke hie left leg trying to get the
applications off his hands by the first of
the year, he had easy sailing. But the snag
bobbed up ns It always does. It Is the of
flu of U Inspector. . . . .... , -
' Arttiur Mullen p&O'NeHI. resident of the
Bryan volftnteers, which Chris Gruenther or
ganixed, would have accepted the office o
private secretary, but that having been
withheld, he is after the position of oil
Inspector. He Is Insistent about It.
Now, here Is the rub. It Is believed to be
a fact that Mr. Bryan want to go to the
senate In two years from Now. Governor
elect Shallenberger has the same bee In
his bonnet. Or. at least, friends of the gov
ernor-elect are talking him as a candidate
against Mr. Bryan. Mullen was a Bryan
booster during the campaign, rather than
a Shallenbi-rger ahout?r. In fact, around th
democratic headquarters It was an open
secret that Tom Allen and Art Mullen paid
no attention to the campaign of the Alma
man, but wer willing for him to b ao-
rlflced In the Interest of the president!
If Shallenberger appoints Mullen oil In
spector that means Mr. Bryan will have
an agent right In the camp of the governor,
whose whole time may be deyoted to organ
Izlng the state for Bryan for the senate,
Shallenberger. of course, does not want t
have an open break with Bryan Juat ye
and neither do his friends want him t
appoint a Bryan agent to the beat Jo
within 1,1s gift, work and salary considered
Several knocks went In against Mullen
vesterdav and also several boosts, and
Mullen, himself, it Is said. Insisted that h
was the one man for the Job.
Tha settlement of this scrap will deter
mine Juat how much Influence Mr. Brya
Is going to have In the coming admlnlstra
tion of Governor-elect Shallenberger.
Sixty Days for Legislators.
Democratic members-elect of the legisla
ture who have been frightened at the sug
gestion of Governor-elect Shallenberger for
forty-day session need be frightened no
longer. They will be permitted to have
their sixty-day session and draw pay for
the full time just as though the new gov
ernor had not apoken.
The constitution, on the length of th
Introduction f Bills That neither mem
bers of the legislature nor employes sha
receive any pay or perqulsltea other tha
their salarv 1 and mileage. Each session
except special sessions, shall not be less
than sixty days. After the expiration of
fortv days of the eejslon no bills or Joint
resolutions or the nature or Dills snail ne
introduced, unless the governor shall by
aneclal message. call the attention of tho
legislature to the necessity of passing a
law on the subject matter embraced in tpe
message, and the Introduction of bill shall
be restricted thereto.
In his seal to be economical without cut
ting out any good democratic Job, Governor-elect
Shallenberger la quoted as say-,
lug that tho legislature should attend to
Its duties and adjourn within forty days.
That, It la reported, badly scared the newly
elected, democratic legislators, who figured
on sixty days' pay, and numerous protests
have been mada against this cutting off of
tlwlr session. But the constitution fixes
the number of days the legislature Is to be
in session and Mr.. Shallenberger cannot
reduce the number.-
1 tot on Amendments.
'The official canvass of the vote cast at
the recent election show that both of ihem
carried by the following vote:
'Judicial Amendment For. 214,247; against,
School Fund Amendment For. 213,200;
aguinat. 14,fT. ' , ., .
Nebraska , I. lues I'ny Well.
The Burlington Railroad' company re
ceived more per ton er.mile In Nebraska,
carried a greiter nunitier of passengers per
tjraln mile, ant received iiiorerer passenger,
than on Its entiir- system. Its operating
expenses In Nelirask fort the )'ear ending
June 30, 1. as shown by the annual re
port . filed with the raifway commission,
were M.42 per rent of the gross earnings
from all source In thej state, while the
(Continued ea Ssoond Pf-i
NEXT CONVENTION IN TORONTO
1. I.onls Wa Second In Bsce,
Rochester, X. Y., Third and Wash
ington Fonrth Contests for
President Samuel Gompers of Washing
ton. D. V.
First Vice President James Duncan of
Second Vice President John Mttcncti or
Spring Valley, 111.
Third vice fresioont james j conncii or
Washington, D. ('.
Fourth Vice I'resldent-Max Morris oi
Fifth Vice President D. A. itaycs or
Sixth Vice President-William D. Huher
Seventh vice President Josepliln r val
entine of Cincinnati.
bl-lghth Vice Prrldent John R. Alpine or
Fraternal delegates to the British trade
congress: John f. rrcy. sxmor ot ma
Moulders Journal, and it. A. larger ot
ho 1'ulted Garment Workers' of America;
o Canadian trades congress, Jerome Jonee
of the Georgia Federation of Labor and
editor of the Journal of Iabor.
Convention city for H, Toronto. Can.
DENVER, Nov. 21.-The above la the re
sult of today's election In the American
Federation of Labor convention. The
executive council, which la mads up of
the officers, shows no change with the
exception of tho substitution of John H.
Alpine for Daniel J. Keefe. who withdrew.
Mr. Oompcrs was re-elocted to the office
ho has held since the organisation of the
federation In 1881, with tho exception of
one year, amid scenes of the greatest en
thusiasm, only one discontented representa
tive ot the socialist party voting agajnst
There were no contests for sny of the
offices except eighth vice president. For
this John R. Alpine and William D. Mahon
were nominated. Alpine waa elected by
VOto of 8.335 to 6.679.
John P. Frey was elected by acclama
tion for fraternal delegate to Great Britain,
but the selection of B. A. Larger waa con
tested by A. McKee of the International
Union of Steam Engineers, the ballot re
sulting Larger. 8,437; McKee, ,477,
Tha third roll 'Call of the day wa taken
to decide where the next meting shall be
held. It resulted:
Toronto, .S97:'St. Louis. S.07S; Rochester,
N. T., 1.438; Washington, 390; Milwaukee. 1.
To the nomination of John Mitchell for
second vice president A. B. Grant (metal
polishers) of Cincinnati, a socialist, ob
jected on the ground that Mr, Mitchell I
member of the Clvlo federation. Preal
dent Gomprr ruled that any member ot
the federation who wa in good standing
was eligible to election to any office In tha
federation. Mr. Mitchell then wa elected
Daniel J. Keefe of the longshoremen an
nounced the withdrawal of hla candidacy
for re-election to the executive council,
owing to the recommendation of the com
mittee on president's report. He said ho
had voted the republican ticket for thirty
two years snd will continue to do so until
his conscience dictates otherwise.
DENSE FOG CAUSES WRECKS
Two Persons Killed aad Number Hart
In Chicago as Reaalt of .
CHICAGO. Nov. 21. Two men were killed,
another was perhaps fatally hurt, and a
number of persons Injured in four wrack
(Including one on the Illinois Central last
night), which occurred In Chicago and en
virons today as the result of a heavy foj.
A Wabash suburban trafti crashed Into a
freight train, between Worth and Chicago
ridge, killing the engineer of the passenger
train. Two electric cars on the Aurora,
Elgin and Chicago line collided near Aurora
and five persons were Injured. Four per
sons were hurt In a head-on collision be
tween two electric car of the Calumet and
South Chicago City Railway company, at
Stoney Island avenue and Ninety-fifth
street. Collision of an Illinois Central
freight train with a freight of the Wiscon
sin Central, resulted in the death of Arthur
Alt of Milwaukee, en of th firemen.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Postmaster aad Rural Carrier Ar
Named for Nebraska aad
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2l.-(8peclal Tele
gramsNebraska postmasters appointed:
Powell. Jefferson county, Evan L. Jenkins,
vie W. C. Beeon, resigned; Sauntee, Knot
county. Frank H. Toung. vice B. J. Young,
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska, Flor
ence, route, 2, W. Bena. carrier, Jame
Bona, substitute. Iowa: Clear Lake, route,
t, F. W. Alder, carrier; G. B. Alder, sub
stitute. South Dakota: Salem, route 2.
Frank T. Monk, carrier; Frank Klngsley,
substitute. Stickney. route 2. Wallace B.
Clarke, carrier; Albert McClure, substitute.
White I-ake, routes 1 and 2. James B.
Rush, carrier) Ira K. Klrkland, substitute.
WISCONSIN, HELPS CORN SHOW
Agrlrultarsl Ksperlmrnt Asioelatlne)
Basr Preparing Ktblhlt to
MILWAUKEE. Nov. :i.-(Specla1.)-Th
co-operative display of Wisconsin for th
Nations! Corn exposition at Omaha, De
cember 8-19. Is being prepared by the
agronomy department of the University of
Wisconsin and the Wis onsin Agricultural
Experiment association. Tills exhibition
will fill the special car provided by out
of the rallioiUs. II liviidrs sr-li tcd corn,
sheaf and threslu-d small grains, forag
plants, produits and hr-proilin t of grains
educational and dscrlpiUe ilisrls and
tnapa. and a number ot Illusirstlve posteri
allowing the work of the college of agri
culture and the. experiment association In
grain Improvement and th d'lstmlnalg
of pur seeds.
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