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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXX VIII NO. 174.
OMAHA, FRIDAY - MOKXLVU, JANUARY 8, 1909 TEN TAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
LAST FROM SHELDON
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
HEW OFFICIALS IS
Friday, Jaaaary 8, 1900.
Governor Shallenberger and Others
Elected Lait Fall Take Oath.
maker in I-eng -, 'ument.
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FAVORS 6TRLNGEN1 ' OR LAW
Prohibition, to Be N -r:"-.. ive on
Three-Fifth Vote in ty.
WOULD REGULATE fc '.-aGES
Drastic Measures for Delinquent! it
EQUALIZATION BOARD DEPENDED
Practical Wiping Oat of State Debt
1 broach One-Mill Levy aad
Saving from Ocaeral
LINCOLN. Neb., Jan. (Special. )-Jov-
ernor Sheldon's farewell message read to
the legislature today was a lengthy docu
ment, covering many subjects of state pol
icy and legislation. Chief among the topics
touched on which will attract more than
ordinary attention are his recommenda
tions relating to taxation, the revision of
the state primary law and to liquor legis
lation. The portions of his message on
these topics are quoted In full below.
Other recommendations and comments he
makes are a follows:
That the governor be given discretion to
refuse to review applications for pardon or
commutation of sentence.
That an indeterminate sentence law be
passed by the legislature and a board of
pardons be established by an amendment
to the constitutor
That a plant be establshed at the peni
tentiary to manufacture goods used by
the various state Institutions.
That the state institutions are In good
condition and- great Improvements have
been made during the last few years.
That the state carry Its own Insurance
wherever suitable fire protection has been
Commends National Onard.
Commending the National Ouard aa de
serving of the most loyal support by the
cltisens of the state.
Deploring that there are not better militia
companies In Lincoln and Omaha and
pointing out lack of means Is the cause
That the state build armories In those
cities which are maintaining militia com
panies. Thajt officers of militia, companies be ap
pointed by the governor after a competi
Calling attention to the fact he has ap
pointed a commission on the conservation
. of natural resources, to serve without pay
and to report to the governor.
That the legislature teak provision so
that Nebraska can be represented at the
Alaska-Yukon exposition. -
' That the state fair grounds bo equipped
, aa speedily as possible with permanent
' buildings. '
Commending Ui National -Corn sxposl-,
tlen- a a credit ,o the commonwealth and
praising tho Nebraska exhibits.
Reporting that the silver service donated
by the slat to th battleship Nebraska
bad been presented at Ban Francisco
. June f. ' '
Recommending th legislature appropriate
$16,000 to apply on the cost of a monu
ment to Abraham Lincoln on th capltol
Calling attention to the necessity of re
pairing and Improving som portions of the
capltol, more particularly th basement.
Concurring In the recommendation of the
state veterinarian that a live stock sani
tary commission bo established.
Recommending an spproprtation suffi
cient to enable the stale authorities to
maintain a live stuck quarantine where
Favoring on appropriation to enable the
, experiment station to mak Investigations
for th cure rind prevention of hog cholera.
Favoring means be provided for the es
tablishment of a bacteriological labora
tory. Pnblle Education.
Recommending liberal appropriations for
the training of teachers in the State uni
versity and normal schools.
Favoring an appropriation of at least
$30,000 to further junior normal work.
Favoring an appropriation to assist weak
school dlitrlots. .
Directing attention to the fact that the
increased valuation of assessment property
will care for th normal growth of th
State university and provide means for
Increasing th salaries of some professors.
Favoring an increase In the slse of the
university campus so that an athletic field
and a place for cadets to drill can b pro-
Favoring appropriation for agricultural
Th establishment of additional experi
ment stations, ons to be ki the sand hills
district, another in the extreme western
part of th stat and another in th irri
That in graalng counties th county board
or th people might require that crop land
be fenced Instead of arras I ng lands.
Th December report of State Tieaaarer
Brian shows $411.06 73 on deposit In eighty
tight banks. During the' last blennlum
there war no losses of stats funds, but
Instead an Increase on account of th
treasurer requiring depositories to pay $
" per cent Instead of 1 per cent Interest.
Reaaettea ta State OeM.
Thar was a greater reduction in th
stat debt during th last bieonium thsn
ver befor. On November SO, I, there
war warrants outstanding against th
general fund amounting to $1. llM71.lt. On
November 80, 1808, this had been reduced
to 87oa.l30.Tl. The reduction In 19o7 amounted
to $511.u.. and in IMS the reduction was
$014433.80, making a total reduction of II,
Th 1-mlll levy, provided by law to re
4tuc th debt, produced during th blen
nlum. $iK13K&. Therefore, the levy which
was mad for th general fund produced
1611.tlo.7t more than was necessary for the
general expanses of th stat government,
and that amount was applied on th pay
mnt f th debt. Th levy for general
purposes daring the blennlum wss $ mills,
th asm as In previous years.
Calling attention la th report of th
commissioner of public lands and buildings
to tb affect th permanent school fund
should be reimbursed $i.687 W and showing
there Is in all about $,t),M of trust funds
ta the permanent school fund,
Recommending Chang in th law for
tb securing of public funds, so that first
mortgag on real tat or other aocuri.
ties of equal value may be used aa se
Hove Saving Bavak Latw.
Calling attention to th need In this stat
for a law that will encourage the establish
maul of privet savings bank a. Th con
ditio aa are such in most of th smaller
towns Of th stat that a savings bank of
Itself will rot pay, and oonaequentiy none
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VICINITY-Hnow flurries Friday, with
TOR NEBRASKA Snow flurrle Friday,
with rising temperature.
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Governor Shallenberger takes oath of
office before a large crowd of spectators
and ha and retiring Governor Sheldon
read their messages to the legislature.
Oovernor Sheldon In his message to the
legislature advocates state-wide prohi
bition with suspension clause, favors
phyelcal examination of candidates for
matrimony and reviews condition of stato
affairs. rug 1
Governor Shallenberger advocates bank
guaranty law with a fund created by tax
of M of 1 per cent on capital stock of
banks. page 7
Farmer faction In the enate win a
victory when the senate committee re
port for banking committee of senate Is
adopted. Fag 1
Gcverror Folk of Missouri in his mes
sage to the legislature advocates state
con-itr Isslon on waterways and forest
preset vation. Tag a
An.c-rtcan relief party leaves Rome for
carthtiuake stricken region. Page fl
Senator Culberson in an extended
speech In the senate said the president's
action In Steel trust merger was arbi
trary and lawless. Page fl
Papers sent to the senate by the presi
dent show that secret service agents in
vestigated Senator Tillman's ' alleged
connection with certain Oregon land
deals Page 1
House committee today will recommend
that tho president's message on secret
service details be laid on the table as
unreeponsiv and disrespectful. Pag 1
Colonel James H. . Pratt brings suit to
have the horn which he deeded to his
wife, who sued for divorce, deeded back
to him. . Fairs $
Conviction Of Thomas O'Brien for coun
terfeiting; bank notes a legal precedent-
... Vag a
Moving picture films in Karbach block
start a fire which, does $86,000 worth of
dan.age, mostly to picture films.: Pag 10
Omaha men express views regarding
Governor Sheldon's recommendations for
the treatment of delinquents.' Fag 6
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Live stock markets. Pag
Htocks and bonds. - Fag
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GRAIN DEALERS STATE WANTS
K. J, McYnnn of Omaha Delivers an
Address at Meeting of
FORT DODUK, la., Jan. 7.-Special Tele
gram.) The Western Grain Dealers' aaao
elation, with fifty In attendance, Wednes
day heard exhaustive talks by President
Lincoln of the National Grain Traffic league
and E. J. Vann of Omaha on rate leglsla
tlnn and about the uniform bill of lading.
now pending. Resolutions were adopted and
many committees appointed.
It was resolved to oppose freight rate leg'
islatlon and the bill about erroneous quota'
lions by station agents, allowing no re
course to thA shipper. AIbo to introduce a
mil specifying me ngni oi ine snipper to
route freight ami a third hill giving the
commission power to suspend tariffs before
effective on a prima fade showing that
tariffs are unreasonable.
A resolution In reference to the objection
able r on Jit Ions of the uniform bill of lading
concerning shrinkage allowance for loss in
transit and the 10 per cent additional rate
charged by railroads when assuming com
mon law liability was adopted.
A resolution to try for sn amicable agree
ment with the railroad companies about the
rental of station grounds for elevator sites
at a nominal rental, now being denied by
GRAND ISLAND BANK SOLD
Commercial State Bought by
Dowllng of Omaha aad E.
William of Fremont.
The Commercial State bank of Grand
Island has been sold by H. B. Stewart of
Charlton and B. - F. Clayton of Indlanola,
la., to Michael Dowllng. 1323 Sou (ft Thirty
first street, Omaha, and E. Williams of
Fremont. The sals was negotiated by P,
Li. Harper, a real estate man of Wallace,
Neb., and a relative of the former stock
holders of the bank.'
The bank's stock Is valued at $50,000 and
Its surplus amounts nearly to $20.0u0.
Harry Dowllng, son of Michael Dowtlng,
and E. Williams will go to Grand Island
to assume the management of the bank.
Mr. Dowllng, following so closely upon
the heels of L. M. Tail mage, formerly of
the United States National bank, la th
eoond Omaha man to go to a Grand
Island bank within a month or so.
NIGHT RIDERS FOUND GUILTY
Sis Are Coavlrted af Mar dec la the
. Flrat Degree aad Two la
UNION CITY. Tenn., Jsn. T. The verdict
of th jury In the night ridsr case finds
six men guilty of murder In the first de
gree, with mitigating cireumstsnces. Bob
Hoffman and Bud Morris are found guilty
of murder in th second desjagi
SENATOR TILLMAN SHADOWED
Secret Service Men Look Into His
Connection with Land Deals.
EVIDENCE GOES TO SENATE
It is Mow la Hands of Committee
on Appropriation South i are
llnlaa Deales Any Wrong
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. By direction of
President . Roosevelt, secret . service men
shadowed Senator Tillman of South Caro
lina, on the theory that he possibly was
Interested in an "Oregon land grab," and
the result of that Investigation is before
the senate. The Information was contained
In a communication from President Roose
velt In response to a request made by Sena
tor Hale for a statement of the activities
of secret service operatives. Exhaustive
replies were made' by the various depart
ments and all these " were forwarded to
Senator Hale by the president. They have
not been made public and Senator Hale an
nounced that they would not be given out
until they had been considered by a sub
committee on appropriations, which will be
charged with the duty of acting. on that
part of the president's annual message re
lating to the secret service and criticising
congressmen for restricting Its use.
Boon after President Roosevelt's . com
munication to Mr. Hale was received at the
capital, it was said it contained a reflec
tion on a senator from a southern state.
The name of the senator was not divulged
for a time and as a result the senate was
surcharged with curiosity and much specu
lation. When It finally became known that
Senator Tillman was the member named,
further' efforts to procure Information con
cerning the character of the charges were
made, but they were without avail.
Origin of Chargei.
Through the fact that several senators
had advance Information 'of the character
of the report, it was learned that the in
vestigation of Senator Tillman followed an
attack he made In the senate nearly a year
ago on an Oregon land company, which
had used his name as one of the persons
Interested In the concern. Previous to that
attack Senator Tillman had Introduced. a
resolution directing the attorney general
to prosecute suits against an Oregon rail
road corporation, which had received land
grants for a line from a California point to
Portland, Ore. Mr. Tillman had said the
use of his name waa without authority, and
as a result It is declared that several per
sons Interested la the land grants became
Letters from Mr. Tillman.
Some of the Interested parties are re
ported to have sent to President Roosevelt
copies of letters alleged to have been
written by Senator Tillman, alleging that
he had either an Interest In one of the
land companies or would b benefited
through land companies obtaining posses
sion of the grants In question.' After re
ceiving this information, it Is said, th
president directed a secret service opera-
tlv to Investigate th part Senator Tillman
was alleged to have In th land cases.
' The report is understood to contain an
account of th investigation. It ta known
tliat the secret service prepared photo
graphic copies of Senator TUlman's corre
spondence, but whether these exhibits were
sent , to Senator Hal Is not known.
Senator Tillman was not aware of the
fact that his nam figured In the report
until late In the day. He then assured
himself that the reports were well founded,
but said he would not mak any statement
until the fact of the use of his name had
been officially promulgated, when ha would
discuss the matter In the senate. It Is
known, however, that Mr. Tillman regards
the mention of his name aa an attack on
himself by the president and he haa indi
cated to friends that he wltl not mince
matters in his reply. He also has declared
to those with whom he conversed that he
would welcome th opportunity to Express
his views and explain the situation. Sena
tor Hale probably will lay the entire matter
before the committee on appropriations
and In thst event It Is probable Mr. Till
man will, be heard on Monday.
Tillman Deales Charges.
On February 19, 1808, Senator Tillman
rose In the senate to a question of personal
privilege and said that his attention had
been called to a scheme of swindling. In
which his name had been used rather un
pleasantly and without the slightest war
rant. The senator held In his hand a
circular headed: "How to mak $5,000 out
This circular exiled attention to certain
land grants in Oregon and to the activity
of Senator Tlllrain in having the senate
Investigate them. It stated that "Senator
Tillman takes eleven quarters" and that
the lawsuits to be Instituted in order to
recover theso lands wero promised to he
pressed with great vigor because Senator
Tillman was behind them.
Commenting on this situation Senator
Tillman at that time said:
"As a matter of fact. I have not bought
any lands anywhere In the west, nor
undertaken to buy any. I have made some
Inquiries, aa one naturally would, In roam
ing through the west. I simply want the
people of the country to be put on notice
that this swindler at Portland haa no war
rant whatever for endeavoring to Inveigle
others Into his game."
Senator Tillman said here that he had
aaked the Postofflce department to take
cognisance of the circular. In the debate
that followed an order to print the cir
cular In the Congressional Record It was
brought out that the name of the com
pany Issuing the circular was "The St.
Paul and Pacific Timber Syndicate, 625
Chamber of Commerce building, Portland,
Senator Fulton said he had read the
circular and that the scheme very evi
dently Is "for th company issuing the
circular to accumulate a vast sum of
money by dupes throughout the country
sending it to them."
CANNOT ATTEND IOWA DINNER
Afrlraa Trip Will Preveat President
from Aeeeptlag DoIIIver's
WASHINGTON. Jan. 7. Senator Dolllver
today Invited President Roosevelt to attend
the dinner of the Iowa society in New
Tork. March 10. The president said that
he regretted he could not go, th date being
too near his African trip.
Demoet-ata Faro Well.
PIERRE, 8. D., Jan. T. (Special Tele
gram.) The democrats of the legislature,
while few In number, are pot complaining
over their committee assignments, and for
the first Urn, under republican organisa
tion of the house they hav been given a
chairmanship, that honor going to Hal of
Meade, on th manufactures eommlUe.
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From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
MESSAGE WILL BE TABLED
Committee Finds President's Reply
Disrespectful and Unresponsive.
INVASION OF HOUSE PRIVILEGES
It Is Also Charged that the
aOxecatlve Qnestloas the Motives
and Intelligence of Rt.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. Am disrespectful
and unresponsive . to the inquiry of the
house, tho Perkins committee will recom
mend tomorrow that President Roosevelt's
secret service message of January 4 bo
laid on the table. .A similar request will
be mad for the tabling of that portion
of the president's annual message relating
to the secret service where It reflects on
th Integrity of the house.
The unusual and extreme course advised
by the committee., that . cf declining to
consider any communication which in the
judgment of .the house s nrt respectful Is
likely to create a seniv !-, . Tha rennrt
of tha comaiUU wUi'jliM the para'
gTapn or ine message- which refers to the
secret service and suggests that the reason
congress restricted Its use was because
members of congress theme! ves did not
wish to be investigated.
This will be followed by an excerpt from
the message of January 4 in respect to the
requests made by the president for an ex
planation of the language used by the
president which had been Interpreted by
the house as a reflection on Its member
ship. After setting forth the statement
of the president that the house had failed
to understand the message, the report of
the special committee will say that the
language Itself, will be Judged according
to the accepted interpretation of the Eng
That the house Is charged only with Its
responsibility to th people and to pre
serve Its own dignity will be asserted with
great force and In the report the house
will Insist upon Its own capacity to under
stand the Import of the president's lan
guage. It will be assorted that the lan
guage was unjustified and without basis
of fact and that It constituted a breach
of the privileges of the house. For that
reason the special committee will ask to
be discharged from further consideration
of that portion of the president's message
which refers to the secret service and will
recommend that It. together with the sub
sequent message of the president In reply
to the house demand for an explanation,
be laid upon the table as being unre
sponsive and constituting an invasion of
the privileges of the house by questioning
the motives and Intelligence of memebrs.
PROCEEDINGS OK THE SENATE
Cnlheraon Replies to President's Mes
sage Regarding Steel Traat.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 7.-Chsracter1xlng
th action of the president In directing the
attorney genersl not to prosecute the United
States Steel corporation for Its absorption
of the Tennessee Coal and Iron company
as "another arbitrary nnd lawless act of
the chief magistrate," Senator Culberson
of Texas Introduced a resolution In the
senate Instructing the committee on Ju
diciary to report at as early a day as prac
ticable whether In the opinion of the com
mittee the president was authorized to per
mit such absorption.
Mr. Culberson at considerable length
criticised tho president and tnslKted that
congress had the right to give directions
to a head of an executive department under
Senator Hopkins declarod that the Texas
senator was not properly representing the
president and said that Mr. 'Roorievelt had
not approved the action of the Steel cor
poration, but that he had "merely not felt
It his duty to oppose such action."
Senator Foraker gave notice that he
would siwak on the Brownsville affair
next Monday, when he said he would ask
to make his bill for the relief of the sol
diers of the" Twenty-fifth regiment the un
finished business of the senate.
An amendment was today reported to the
senate from the committee on finance pro
viding for an increase of the salary of the
president to $100,000 and of the salary of
the vice president and the speaker of ths
house of representatives to $30,000 each, j
Th senate adjourned at 1:23 p. m.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE
General Debate on Dlatrlrt at
WASHINGTON. Jan. 7. Although techni
cally under consideration In th house of
representatives today th District of Colum
bia appropriation bill was sidetracked while
tha members indulged in general de4ate.
This took a wide range, th proceedings
opening with a defense of the rules of the
"(Continued ua Second Pag.)'
Keep your eye on him, ancle !
Za his messag to th legislator
Govrn athallOBbergor folloltato
tha legislators on th fact, while
-i was lotd by a modst plu
rality, th legislator la overwhelm
ingly dmooratlo; suggests lm
provameut of th banking laws)
proposes a guaranty deposit sys
tem maintaining a guaranty fund
raised by levying a tax of one
fourth of 1 per cant on th cap
ital stock of each bank and largely
under th oontxol of th banker;
recommends aa amendment of tha
revenue law and th alactlon of
precinct ' assessors) endorses bom
rule for Omaha and South Omaha
suggests ths amendment or repeal
of th present primary law) pro
possa to put fee officers on sal
arias and urges caution In regard
Th full tzt of th massage will
b found oa pag 7.
ERB CASE ENDS IN ACQUITTAL
Sister Charged with Warder Em
brace Each Other When Ver
dict Is Read.
MEDIA, Pa., Jan. 7. Mrs. M. Florence
Erb, wife of Captain J. Clayton Erb, who
waa well known In political circles all over
Pennsylvania, and her sister, Mrs. Cstherlne
Belsel, who were charged with the sensa
tional murder of Captain Erb on the night
of October fi, 1008, today walked from the
Deleware county court house, free women.
After the Jury had been out nearly eighteen
hours It brought In a verdict of not guilty,
In the case of each woman, both of whom
had been charged separately and Jointly with
shooting the captain. Thus ends a. trial
that has held the Interest of the people of
the state for more than a week, during
which much scandalous evidence . was
brought out, some of which did not reach
the reading public.
Judge Johnson took his stat Just as the
jury wss escorted Into the room. There was
absolute silence. Thsn the court clerk went
through the usual proceeding of asking
whether the Jury had agreed and the fore
man announced that verdict of not guilty
In each case.
There wss a second's pause, a dead
silence, then with a half scream, the sisters
fell in each others arms. Everybody in the
court rootii was on his or her feet and
women wept as they looked at the pathetic
In an instant the women were surrounded
by friends and their attorneys and over
whelmed with congratulations.
Harry Belaid threw his arms around his
wife and his slstr-In-law. Mrs. Ebb, and
tears came to their eyes. This scene lasted
FOLK FOR STATE COMMISSION
T'ronoara Boards on Waterway ' Im
provements nnd Conservation
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Jan. T. The ap
pointment of . state commissioners to ad
vance projects for waterway improvements
and to devise measures for conservation of
the forests of the state was a leading rec
ommendation in the message which Gov
ernor Folk sent to the legislature today.
."With the Mississippi deepened and the
Missouri improved, the commercial advan
tages to the state would be incalculable,"
the message read, and the governor added:
"If Ihe federal government should fall
in Its duty In this regard, the commission
will devise some plan whereby, with the
consent of the federal government, the state
can Improve the waterways by tho sale
of the water power."
Governor Fook opposed the creation of
a public utilities commission for the state,
declaring that problems Involving semi
publlu corporations should be settled by
tho municipalities Independently.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Senator BnrWett Invited to Address
the Baltimore Bankers
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 7 (Special Tele
gramsJohn Poole, representative of ths
Bankers' association, called on Senator
Burkett today and requested the senator
to address their members January 11, In
BalUmor. Senator Burkett will discuss
banking questions, and especially the pos
tal savings proposition.
Th secretary of tha treasury haa selected
the sit for th publlo building to be
erected at Rapid City, 8. D., located at the
southeast corner of BU Joseph and Eighth
streets; pric. 86,60
STOECRER IN LIMELIGHT
Late Candidate for Speaker Objects to
Being Sponsor for Employe.
PULLS OUT BOLAND'S CHESTNUTS
Discoverers the Trick Too Late and
Keller Is Charged Up to
Stoecker on the Pat
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 7. (Special. )-The Doug.
las delegation in the house again enlivened
the proceedings this morning and kept the
members from growing stale. Stoecker
was the hero. The house was up against
the proposition of voting on the employes
selected In caucus last night.
"If that Ztllers Is charged up to me I
won't stand for hlrn" (Zellers waa chosen
timekeeper last night) said Stoecker as his
face went white.
Jeremiah Howard and Connolly both
caught at the coattalla of the Irate
Stoecker and tried to pull him down into
"No, sir." vehemently continued Stoecker.
"He Is not my man. I will not stand for
him. He is Boland's man. If he Js to
be charged up to me I now withdraw his
Then Taylor of Custer, who took Ran
som's measure yesterday, came to the
"You can't do that," he said. "The mat'
ter was settled In caucus. That was the
place to make your fight."
"Well, I withdraw my motion," aaid
Then Connolly came near whipping Jere
miah Howard because Oom Paul tried to
tell him how It happened that Stoecker
got around wrong side up. But here Is
that story which Jeremiah was not per
mltted to tell.
At the caucus last night Stoecker was
desirous of making a floor appearance. So
In that quiet, dignified and Innocent way
of hi Boland tipped It off for Stoecker
to nominate Zellera and the delegation
would back him up. Stoecker did so. So
Zellers appears as "Stoecker's man" when
In reality he Is, Just as Stoecker said,
Aside from the Stoecker Incident there
was nothing doing In the house save the
selection of committees to arrange for
the Joint session. The house adjourned
until 2:30 .Monday afternoon, though a
caucus or two will be held in ths mean
NEW TACK TAKEN ON JUDGES
Senate Orders Secretary of State t
Fnralsh Certlfled Returns.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 7. (Special Telegram.)
By a strict party vote the senate to
night, after the Inaugural ceremonies,
ordered the eecretsry of state to furnish
them with a certified copy of the election
return cast on th two constitutional
amendments In November. Earlier In the
day a similar motion by Ransom of Doug-
la-i was not acted upon and an appeal
from the denlalen of the chair In ruling
It out of order was sustained.
ThlH puts It, up to the secretary of stste
whether he will obey tha senste and prob
ably raises a technically different ques
tion than the one of handing over the
original return. If th senate secures
the certified copy, it evidently Is the In
tei tion to hav the legislature canvass
the vote on this authority and proceed
with the effort, In which Governor
Sht.llinberger concurs, to name four new
By this method It would be possible to
test their light to sit, by a quo warranto
suit th plan most favored by th dem
The senate will meet at t o'clock to
Ransom has tsken a new tack since his
drubbltur by the "farmer from Custer
county" yesterday. While pushing his Idea
to whip Taylor at the joint session next
Tuesday and force the passage of a de
mand for the secretary of state he Is also
working out a new Idea. He was s.t the
office of the secretary of stats today In'
quiring how much it would cost to secure
a certified copy of that vote. Any old body
can get this record If he has the price. So
Mr. Junk In informed the senator from
Douglas that It would cost him $100. Tha
would be $1 for the vote In each county and
$10 for general principles, or for the work.
What the senator Intends to do with the
certified' record haa not yet developed and
probably he himself haa not decided, as
he will have to ask the houss to appro
priate the $100 and Taylor of Custer may
object to that.
In the meantime, however, big bos I
by no means down, and out and it is pre
dieted that b will be able to wallop Taylor
in the final wind-up, for it Is even whls
(Continued on Second Pag.)
SIMPLE CEREMONY MARK CHANGE
Last Message of Governor Sheldon
Precedes the Inaugural.
NEW GOVERNOR MAKES ADDRESS
Particular Stress is Laid Upon the
Guaranty of Bank Deposits.
PLAN FOR RAILROAD VALUATION
Change In Primary nnd Revenne
Law Recommended and Appro
priation for a. Statae
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Jan. 7.-(Spclal Telegram.) -
Nebrsska bade goodbye to Its first native
born governor today and greeted his suc
cessor with generous applause as he made
his Initial bow as the state's executive.
There wss no diminution of Interest In
the inaugural proceedings over former
years and save for the presence of a large
number of strange faces , In the crowd
that gathered to hear the words of the out
going and Incoming governors, the scenes
were not greatly different from those that
have gone before each blennlum.
The house was called to order by Speaker
Pool, who was slightly stronger after his
Indisposition of the morning. A commit
tee Invited tho senate to appear and In a
short time, headed by tho three members
of the house so named by the the senators
wedged their way through the crowd in the
lobby and filled the main aisle leading to
the speaker's stand.
A slight hitch In tho arrangements was
noted, for the large number of visitors In
tho assembly room had forgotten the com
ing of the senators and had appropriated
nearly all of the chairs reserved for thorn.
The , lieutenant governor was obliged to
advise the members of the upper house
that they must find scats whr they
Rev. 11. H. Harmon, Bcnate chaplain, of
A special committee was sent to advise
the state officers the Joint convention was
ready to receive them and another com
mittee was dispatched to notify the chief
justice of the supreme court his presence
would be needed to administer th oath.
With a salute of seventeen guns fired
by the Lincoln field hospital corps Colo
nel J. M. Birkner commanding. Lieutenant
J. F: Spealman of the Nebraska National
Guard, the two governors and the group of
new slate officers entered the room amid
uereraor'a Parly Arrive.
Governor Sheldon took a seat on the
speakers' stand at the left of th pre
siding officer and Governor Shallenborger. .
with Mrs. Shallenberger wero seated at tha.
right of the chair. Speaker Pool, aud Lieu
tenant Governor Hopewell acting jointly,,
though the lieutenant governor wielded the
Chief Justice Reese was announced and
the members stood aa he advanced to a
seat provided. Other member of th court
remained on the bench.
Before the oath of office wer taken the
message of Governor t'heldon was rsad.
The governor advanced to the reading desk
while the salute of the battery wo still
sounding and he asked permission to await
its end before beginning. He was greeted
with applause as he was presented by the
lieutenant governor, who said:
"It Is now my pleasure to present to you
Governor Sheldon, a man whom you know
so well and whom you all think so much
of, who will now deliver his messag ta the
Governor Sheldon read his messag with
deliberation and paused frequently as lie
recounted the achievement of the republi
can administration over which h had pre
sided. He Informed the party In power of
the acts that had been passed, of th ad
vantage that had accrued to the state and
its cltisens as a result and mad his recom
mendations in brief form at the conclusion
of each division of his address. Th demo
cratic listeners wer not In a mood to ap
plaud the recital, but the republican minor
ity listened with Interest and at th con
clusion of the messags th governor waa
given the appladse that th document ho
The governor cloaed with his reference
to the liquor question nnd his recommenda
tion that a statewide prohlbtlon law be
enacted. When he aaid that the "cranks"
should not be allowed to dictate the laws,
there was sustained applause, snd further
appreciation followed other refercne to the
traffic and Its regulation.
Oovernor Shallenberger took the oath of
office, administered by Judge Reese, at the
conclusion of the address of Governor Shel
don and began reading his speech at 4:45
o'clock. He was enthuslastlcslly cheered
by his supporters, but soon settled down to
a careful perusal of his manuscript. The
ceremonies of the day wer concluded With
the taking of the oath by the state officers.
Ceremonies Are Simple.
There was nothing unusual about the
ceremonies attending the Chang in ad
ministration. The hall of the house Was
not elaborately decorated and th national
colors alone were prominent In the garnish
ment of the room.
These are the new state officials:
Governor Aahton C. Shallenberger.
Lieutenant Governor M. R. Hopewell.
Secretary of Hate George C. Juukln.
Auditor Silas K. Barton.
Treasurer Uaion G. Brian.
Land Commissioner E. B. Cowles.
Superintendent of Publlo Innstructlon-B.
Railway Commissioner W. H. Cowglll.
There were many distinguished Visitors
at the inauguration. W. J. Bryan came
early and occupied a teat on the floor beside
Representstlve Fred Humphrey of Lan
caster county. Mayor J. C. Dahlman of
Omaha was given a seat close to the speak
er's stand near the Douglas county dolega
tlon. Members of Governor Shallenberger s
family were in the company a wer mem
bers of the governor's sisff and their wives.
Bit VAN TO DICTATE COMMITTEES
Committee .Named for Purpose Only
His Damn y.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Jan. 7.-(Bpeell.)-Mr. Bryan
has whipped the belligerent members of
Ihe house into line and ' he himself will
name the standing committees for Speaker
pool. Mr. Bryan will do thi through ths
advisory committee, which la mcd up f
member from each congressional district.
The fight was short What looked to U a
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