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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 187.
OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, 1909 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
i BALKS ON HERDMAN
BOOST FOR WILSON
Iowa Delegation in Conjress Ask Taft
to Reappoint Him to Cabinet.
CONFIDENT HE WILL BE CHOSEN
Banking on the Record Mr. Wilson
Has Made in that Office.
MORE PAY FOR PRESIDENT
Joy in the Jungle
Senate Fixes Salary of the Chief
SUMMARY OF THE DEE
Wednesday, January 20, ll09.
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Executive at $100,000.
Senator Howell Raises a Storm by
Appointment on Committee.
NEBRASXANS VOTE AGAINST IT
NAME IS PROMPTLY WITHDRAWN
Chief Jastlce, Vice President and
Speaker of Moose to Be Given
1S,000 rer Tear Each Raynor
Later in the Day Denial is Made that
it Was Suggested.
SUPPORT FROM BOTH PARTIFr
Boundaries of South Dakota La.
DATE FOR TRIPP LAND OPENING
Department Decides t Chan It
from March First to Some Time
In Anrll on Aeconnt oC
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.-Bpeclxl Tele
gram.) The Iowa delegation In congress to
day forwarded to William H. Taft at Au
gusta a strong and sweeping endorsement
of i.cretry Jamea Wllaon and asked that
he be continued at the head of the Depart
ment of Agriculture. While It waa In the
ordinary form of letter It was broad In
lis endorsement and signed by every mem
ber of the Iowa delegation. This action
wns taken, not with any fear that Secretary
Wilson would not be reappointed by the
president-elect, but because the newspapers
bad Intimated that there would1 be changes
in the cabinet. Borne of these newspaper
Intimations have gone so far aa to Include
Mr. Wilson among those to go and the Iowa
delegation will not stand for that without
a fight In fact Mr. Wilson has made auch
nn enviable record during the years that
ho has been at the head of the great De
partment of Agriculture that he has ceased
to b a partisan and both republicans and
democrats would like to see him continue
at the head of the department, which he
has Illuminated by his ability both as a
business man and scientist.
"We have no fear about Secretary Wil
son's reappointment," said Judge Walter T.
Bmllli tonight In explaining the letter for
warded to Judge Taft. "We want to assure
tho president-elect that the republicans In
congress from the Hawkeye atate stand for
James Wilson s reappointment. We believe
he will bo reappointed, but some of our
friends In the west, particularly In Iowa,
have been reading newspaper accounts of
changes In the cabinet and they have grown
excited over Wilson's losing out. My per
sonal belief Is that he will be reappointed
and If he la It will be a triumph for the
farmers of the United States, because he
has made the best secretary the farmers
anil tillers of soli have ever known."
Tripp Open ln Postponed.
The general land office Issued today a
bulletin regarding the establishment of the
new land office at Gregory. In Oregory
county. South Dakota, and transferring the
records frtra . Mitchell, In, tho me state. ,
By rtasjn of, the estaWishment of the new
" office at Gregory the boundaries of the old
Mltc'.icll und ChamberlMn districts are
chnn"d l t int all remaining public lands
of the old Mitchell fllslrlct east of the
river aic attached to tho Chamberlain dis
trict, while Cioso west of the Missouri and
south of the White river In Oregory county
and including Tripp county, which Is de
tached from the Chamberlain district arc
placed wlthlil the Gregory district. The
Tripp county portion Of, the old Rosebud
Indian reservation Is to be opened to entry
during the comlnf. spring., the registration
ant drawing to determine the order In
whlrh entries are to be tnade having been
held during the last fall.
r.idri the original plans the date for mak
ing entries under the registration and draw
ing held during the last fall for lands In
Tripp County was set tor March 1, but
owing to the uncertainty1 of weather condi
tions at this time of the year the depart
ment' has decided to postpone the opening
day until April 1. Notice of the time and
place and when and where entries are to be
made will be shortly mnlled to all of those
who drew numbers entitling them to make
BUI for Hesurvey.
Judge Klnkald today Introduced a bill
authorising thfl secretary of the Interior to
maVe a rrlurvey of the following described,
lands in Nebraska: Townships 21 and 22
north, range 18; township 23 north, range
39; township 81 north, range 25; township 30
nort'.l, range !9; township 30 north, range
S4; townships 27 and 28 ndrth, ranges 39 and
V; township 21 north, range 48; townships
17. 18. 19 and 20 north, ranges 38. S7, 88, 39
nr.d 10, all west of the sixth principal merld
Senate Fnvors Lincoln Stamp.
The senate today adopted Representative
IUws.m' resolution auttrodslng the po.it
master general to design and Issue a
special postage stamp In connection with
the IWKh anniversary of the birth of Ab
rih.uii Lincoln. The rtsolutlon now goes
to tho president.
O'l.uuithlln for Toklo Commission.
The prvsident twttorrow will nominate
J ii n C. O'l.aiiglilln of this city, now secre
tary of the Toklo Exposition commission
sod a prominent newspaper and magazine
writer, to be assistant secretary of slate,
succeeding Robert Eacon, who becomes sec
letary of stte.
!arvey of 4lt Creek.
Arrangements luve seen made by Con
gressman Pollard ti hfcve the Department
of Agriculture send o(o of Its best engi
neers to make a complete survey looking
to the draining and Reclaiming of lands
lying atong Bait creek., aa requested by a
lumber of his constituents.
It Is the opinion of the engineer who
made the preliminary report that the work
i an be completed at an expense of about
$li) per acre for lha Unds benefited by the
drainage. The government will furnish the
engineers and technical Information only.
The Drainage association will have to bear
all other expenses.
Minor Matter at Capital.
Mrs. M. B. Drexel, fdtmerly a resident of
Omaha, entertained tho Nebraska State as
sociation tonight at tha Ontario. The wives
officers of the association lecelved with
her. A hundred or more members of the
Nebraska colony In Washington were pres
ent. Including ex-Benalar Dietrich, the sen
ator and representatives from Nebraska.
Colonel Kaiey of Red Cloud, Auditor Me
ter.!, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Andrews. ex
Senator and Mrs. Thufston.
Th president tdoy dominated postmas
tero. aa follows: NsUraaka: Wilfred C.
Dorsey. Louisville, lews: William M.
Boyle. Hubbard; Joseph J. Marsh, Dwc-orah;
Johit Q. Oraham, Emerson. South Dakota:
AJvail T. Urldjtvman, BDringUrf
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Miss Elba Roberts of Sturgls, S. D., shot
and killed and Oscar Jacobs held on the
charge of murder. Page 1
Separate ballot for senator In Illinois
disclose Hopkins In the lead, but no
one ricelved a majority. Page 1
Wltnehses are being examined In the
llbal proceedings Involving the Panama
canal charges at New York and Washing
ton, but the nature of the proceedings
still remains a mystery. Page 1
Iowa delegation In congress Joins In a
letter to President-elect Taft asking the
reappointment of James Wllaon as head
of tho Department of Agriculture. Page 1
Two Hastings students settle their dif
ferences under regulation prise ring rules
and one Is knocked out. 'age 3
Robbers dynamite the vault In the
Farmers' State bank at Hodar and secure
$2,000. Page 3
Detective Devereese expects soon to re
sume his place on the police force.
Wounded robber now suffering from pneu
monla and his chances of recovery are
thereby lessened. Page 7
W. A. Paxton, Jr., Is having plans drawn
for apartment house to cost 1350,000 to
be located on Farnam between Twenty
fifth and Twenty-sixth streets. Page 18
Nebraska purchasers of Oklahoma lands
served with summons to defend their title
In suit brought by the government In be
half of the Indians. Page 4
Jury now out In Wetmore case, wherein
defendant Is charged with attempt to bribe
City Prosecutor Daniel. Page 4
comiXRCiAi. ajvd rxHAircxax.
Live stock markets. . Pago 11
Grain markets. Paga 11
Stocks and bonds. Paga 11
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Port. Arrived. Sal led.
MSW YORK Vadarlaas.. Estonia.
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FIGHT ON IN MINERS' UNION
Dispute Over Bffort to Restrict
Power of President Arises from
INDIANAPOLIS, tnd., Jan. 19.-When
the 1,200 delegates to the twentieth anhual
convention of the United Mine Wcrkers of
America assembled In Tomlinson's hall
today, a factional dispute was predicted
by President Lewis, and his opponent for
the presidency, John H. Walker of Illinois
over the administration of the affairs of
the organization. The anti-Lewis faction
declares Itself determined to restrict the
power of the president, while the present
rulers assert that the miners can never
progress toward better contrasts with the
operators unless they adopt n stringent rule
that Joint cal'.s shall be Inviolable and that
the national executive board Judgment shall
The controversy- Is largely due to the
suspension if the officers of District No
11, Indiana, for not having abided by the
Instructions of President Lewis and the
national board to return to work In the
course of the Hudson mine strike.
. Among the delegates there was Intense
excitement because of the Imminence of the
battle between the leaders. The matter of
nw wage contracts In the various dis
tricts was but little discussed prior to t lie
opening of the convention. It being over
shadowed by the more vital Internal dis
sension. WINNIPEG. Man., Jan. 1.-There Is
great unrest among the coal miners en
gaged In the southern Alberta and British
Columbia mines and before the renewal of
the two years' agreement on April 1, 5,000
men may go on strike. This would mean
a great shortage in the coke supply In the
Montana and Washington camps at Spo
kane, Great Falls, Helena and the Butte
smelters, besides tying up the steam coal
supply of the Great Northern, Canadian
I Pacific and Canadian Northern railways.
The men demand an Increase In pay.
WOMAN SHOT AND KILLED
Man Who Waa with Her at the Time
Held en the Charge of
8TURGI3, 8. D., Jan. 19. (Special Tele
gram.) Lust night Elba Roberta. 19 years
old, was shot and Instantly killed in the
millinery parlors of Mrs. Bertha White of
this city. Oscar Jacobs, a new arrival from
North Dakota, waa the only person In the
store with her at the time of the shooting.
Jacobs claims Elba Roberts took a gun
from his pocket and shot herself. Jacobs
was Immediately placed under arrest.
Jacobs thought the reason for the deed was
that he was about to return to North Da
kota. People hi re think Jacobs was a re
jected suitor and that he shot the girl.
Miss Roberts was the daughter of Henry
Roberts of Reed, recently coming here from
the eastern part of the state.
A post-mortem here today developed the
fact that the girl was shot through the
heart and lungs, the bullet lodging In the
spine. The Jury consisted of H. M. Burger,
W. E. I-add and Charles Lohmann and the
verdict was that the girl was shot and
killed by a revolver In tha hands of Oscar
Jacobs. She was an employe of the millin
ery store and one of Sturgls' most popular
young women. Little Is known here of
Jacobs. Jacobs Is now In the Meade county
Jail awaiting a preliminary hearing. The
town Is greatly wrought up over tha affair
and the Jail la being closely guarded.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. The salary of
the president of the United States was to
day fixed at 1100,000 per annum so far as
the senate could fix It and the salary of
the vice president and speaker of the house
of representatives was fixed at 115,000 each.
The salary of the chief Justice of the su
preme court of the I'nlted States wns In
creased from 113,000 to $15,000 per annum
and those of associate Justices from 112,500
to $14,500. These changes were made as
amendments to the'leglalatlve executive and
Judicial appropriation bill and after an ex
tended debate. Amendments allowing $5,(100
to the vice president and the speaker of
the house for horses and carriages were
stricken from the bill.
An amendment to reduce the salary allow
ance of the president from $100,000 as pro
posed to $75,0(0 was defeated by a vote of
33 to 32.
The amendment Increasing the salary of
the president to $100.0iio was adopted by
voto of 3y to 3D. The republican senators
who voted against the Increase were Bever
Idge, Borah, Brown, Burkett, Clapp, Dolll-
ver, Ia Follette and Piles. No democratic
senators voted In favor of the Increase
An amendment was adopted providing for
an "under secretary of state" to be paid
$10,000 per annum.
Senator Raynor's resolution calling on the
attorney general fur Information concerning
the suit ho proposes bringing against cer
tain newspapers on tho charge of libel In
connection with the purchase of the Panama
canal property was referred to the com
mittee on the Judiciary after a strong fight
to have It adopted without such reference.
Various pension bills were passed end at
5:25 the senate adjourned.
HOISE PASSES PENSION BILL
Measure Carries f IOO.H6D.OOO and
Abolishes AH Agencies bat One.
WASHINGTON. Jan. lit. Disposing of
the speech of Representative Wlllett of New
York yesterday attacking the nreslilont. bv
referring It to a special committee, the
nouse or representatives today proceeded to
take up the various appropriation bills that
have been reported within the last few
days. The pensions and urgent deficiency
bills were passed without delay, and when
adjournment was taken the naval appro
priations bill was under consideration.
Representative Butler (Pa.) occupied tho
chair during the debate on the provision of
the pensions appropriations bill which
aonusnes ail nut one of the eighteen pen
sion agencies throughout the country. Tho
bill, which carries a total appropriation of
$180,869,000, was passed practically aa re-'
ported by the committee on pensions. A
plan to pay pensions quarterly was de
The urgent deficiency bill, which carries
appropriations amounting to $1,026,402, was
passed after a roll call and several votes
had been called for on an amendment of
fered by Representative Haflln (Ala.) pro
viding for an appropriation of $30,000 for
further distribution of seeds by the De
partment of Agriculture
Rerrecentative Foes (111.), chairman of
the house committee on naval affairs,
brought up the naval appropriations bill
which probably will occupy the attention
of the hou-;e for a day or two. The bill
carries an appropriation of $135.66?,gS3.
A messige from the president recom
mending an appropriation of $20,000 for a
commission to Investigate the conditions In
the republic rf Liberia, Africa, was read.
A special committee was authorised by
the house today to consider and report
what action. If any, should be taken with
regard to the speech delivered yesterday by
Representative Wlllett of New York In
which he attacked the president. The' ac
tion Is similar to that taken on that por
Hon of the president's annual message
which referred to the secret service.
As soon as the house convened Repre
sentative Hughes of West Virginia moved
that the speech of Mr. Wlllett be expunged
from the Record. Representative Payne of
New York moved as a substitute that the
matter be referred to a committee for In
vestigation and report.
The speaker said a resolution should be
offered providing for the action proposed
and Mr. Hughes then offered the following,
which after some debate, was adopted
without an opposing vote:
Whereas, The speech of Mr. Wlllett
' - -- w,,iuni nm-orn of
January 18. contains language Improper
TV 1 Z . tM.vnege 01 debate,
therefore, be It '
Resolved. That a committee of five mem
bers be appointed to consider the remarks
aforesaid and report to the house within
The speaker appointed the following com
mittee: Mann of Illinois, Perkins of New
York. Foster of Vermont. Howard of Geor
gla and Clayton of Alabama.
Representative Clark of Missouri, minor
ity leader, objected to the resolution as
adopted because the words of the speech
objicted to were not specified. He con
tended that the objectionable part of the
speech should be Incorporated or the action
of the house would, at some future time,
be taken as a precedent to be used by the
majority as "an engine of oppression."
SEARLE ENDS LIFE IN HOTEL
Brother of Former Auditor of State
Barallovis Carbolic Arid In Osdrn
Hotel at Council Blaffs.
Charles F. Searle killed himself yester
day afternoon In a room at the Ogden
hotel In Council Bluffs. A large dose of
carbolic acid was the means employed.
Searle was a brother of A. L. Searle of
3T34 I.afayette avenue, this city, and hid
another brother, E. M. Seerle, Jr., auditor
of state for Nebraska up to a few days
ago. The father, E. M. Searle, sr., Is a
resident of Ogallala. Neb.
Motive for suicide is as yet unknown. The
dead man locked himself In his room and
swallowed a large portion of a bottle of
acid, which was found when the door of
tho room was broken down.
BANK GUARANTY IN NEW JERSEY
BUI Based on Bryan's Idea Introduced
in Leglalatare by Senator
TRENTON. N. J., Jan. 19 -Followlng the
lines of William J. Bryan's bank guarantee
deposit Idea, a bill was Introduced
In (he New Jersey legislature last night
It Is fathered by State Senator Gebhardt
and provides for a tax on banks and trust
companies, to be held as an Insolvency
fund, by means of which losses of Institu
tions which fall can be liquidated.
Copyright. 19iT9, by tho Mall and Express Company,
WITNESSES IN LIBEL CASh
Testimony Taken, bat Nature of Suit
Still a Mystery.
TWO GRAND JURIES AT WORK
Effort at New York to Quash Sob
poenna for Polltxer Men C. P.
Taft Testifies In Wash
' NEW YORK. Jan. 19.-Wlth both com
plainant and the- 4cfonUar Jn the main Is
sue Involved still unidentified) Judge- Ward
In the United States court today received
briefs from the attorneys who are engaged
In a preliminary skirmish here over what
are believed to be criminal proceedings by
the federal government as the result of
recent newspaper statements in connection
with the Panama canal purchase. Tht
fight began In the courts here yesterday,
when attorneys for the New York World
asked Judge Ward to quash subpoenaes
which had been served on two of Its em
ployes to appear before the federal grand
Jury for examination. The nature of the
procedlngs was not specified and on thli
ground the validity of the subpoenaes wd:
contested. The briefs filed today followed
extended argument before Judge Ward
yesterday. A decision on the point in
voived Is not expected to be handed down
Witnesses Ready to Testify.
In the meantime witnesses who have not
attempted to question the regularity of the
methods used to secure their presence were
present In federal court today. Only two
such witnesses wero examined yesterday.
Four others who were present, but did not
testify, were on hand again this morning.
They were John E. Weir, a New York
newspaper man; A. C. Rousey, a
Boston newspaper man; Harris M. Crist,
Washington correspondent of the Brooklyn
Eagle, and E. N. Engelman, employed by
a news association. All efforts to ascertain
the exact nature of the proceedings In the
federal coutts have so far been unavailing.
In his arguments Federal District Attor
ney Stlmson never once intimated who or
what was back of the proceedings.
C. r. Taft Responds.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 19.-Wnen the fed
eral grand Jury which U Investigating the
alleged libel case against the New. York
World and the Indianapolis News met to
day Charlea P. Taft, brother of President
elect Taft, waa ready to appear as a wit
ness In answer to subpoena served on him
Others summoned are a former Washing
ton correspondent of the Workt and men
now connected with that paper's Washing
ton bureau. Jeremiah A. Matthews, now of
the New York Sun bureau In this city, but
formerly Washington correspondent of the
Indianapolis News, was the only witness to
appear yesterday before the grand Jury.
Douglas Robinson, brother-in-law of Pres
ident Roosevelt, la here, presumably In an
swer to a subpoena to appear before the
grand Jury. Delavan Smith, publisher of
the Indianapolis News, was In the cily
yesterday, but went to New York.
Libel, when malicious Intent to Injure la
supposed to exist. Is a criminal offense in
the District of Columbia. District Attorney
Baker Is basing this case on the ground
that an alleged crime against citizens of
the I'nlted States has been brought to his
attention and that It Is his duty to investi
gate aial bring to trial the person or per
sons supposed to be guilty of the alleged
CITIZENS AND SOLDIERS FIGHT
Trouble Starts at Vancouver When
Latter Are Barred from Skat
VANCOUVER. WhsIi.. Jan. 19.-A aeries
of fights between citizens and soldiers from
the garrison culminated last night in the
arrest of James Haddigan, a private' In
the First Infantry and the subsequent
appearance at a council meeting of fifty
men from Haddlgan's regiment who de
manded his release from custody. The
request waa denied and Chief 8. E. Crist
Of the local police department ordered the
soldiers tq disperse.
The trouble started sever! days ago at
a local skating rink, where. It was said,
soldiers were refused admission while In
COURT ROASTS HASKELL MOVE
Indite- Rebnkes Sheriff for I.ettlna
Governor Have Maellernnlda'
GUTHRIE, Okl., Jan. 19 Attorneys rep
resenting Scott MacReynolds, who was
arrested here last night on an affidavit
sworn to by Governor Charles N. Haskell,
charging conspiracy to defame the repu
tation of the governor. In connection with
the collection of evidence In the libel suit
recently brought ' by Governor Haskell
igalnst William R. Hearst of New York,
appeared, before Judge Strang here today.
By agreement the case was set for Mon
It developed today that the sheriff who
lost night Belied 'all. the papers found In
Mr. MacReynolds' room cured not only
the evidence In the case against Mr. Hearst,
but also the private papers of MacRey
nolds, Including letters from his wife, his
hank book and receipts which were taken
'rora his pockets. All these papers were
aken to the office of the governor. Today
Judge Strang rebuked tho sheriff for hav
ing permitted the papers seized to get out
of tils possession.
Judge J. H. Burford, who appeared as
counsel for the defense, contended today
that the seizure of the papers was in direct
violation of the state constitution. They
ire now In possession of the sheriff.
Mr. MacReynolds, who Is at liberty today.
"I am In no way a representative of W0
, 'am R. Hearst, other than that I rep
resent Clarence J. Shearn of New York,
who Is Mr. Hearst's ittorney. I have noth
ing to do with any newspaper. The papers
seized were copies of evidence to he used
In the Hearst case. In all probability we
will lnstiti te a suit for damages against the
sheriff and his bondsmen."
SUIT TO DISSOLVE STANDARD
One Oil Hearing; la On, but Fine
Case Is Delayed by tho
CHICAGO, Jan. 19. Hearing of testimony
In the suit brought by the United States
government to dissolve the Standard Oil
company of New Jersey was resumed to
day before Special Examiner Franklin Fer
rlss. The Chicago hearing will conclude
the taking of testimony In the case, after
which It will be submitted to four Judges of
the United States circuit court sitting In
The first witnesses heard today were W.
H. Isom, former general manager of the
Cudahy OH company of Kankakee, 111.,
and G. E. Fulton, chairman of the Ohio
River Freight committee. Mr. Isom de
clared he had no distinct recollection of
freight rates, but declared that no special
rates had been obtained. Mr. Fulton gave
testimony of the rates In the shipment of
oil throughout the Ohio river valley.
The other Standard Oil case known com
monly as the $29,240,000 fine case did not
come up as expected. Federal Judge An
derson, who la to re-try the case, was de
tained at Indiana, but telegraphed Judge
Landls that he would be here tomorrow
and set a date for the new hearing.
FOUND DEAD IN SNOWDRIFT
l.ee Phillip of Rosebud Frosea to
Death In the Recent
VALENTINE, Nob., Jan. 1. -(Special Tel
egram.) Iee Phillips of Rosebud. 8. D.,
was found In a snowdrift today frocen to
death. He started from Crookston Wednes
day with a load of coal and feed. His
horses showed up at Rosebud with the
check reins up. A searching party started
out at once and found his wagon broken
down, and the supposition Is that he started
to lead his team to Rosebud and was losL
His body was not found until today.
SIX CHILDREN WATCH MURDER
Dakota Parmer Kills Wife and Then
Himself Because of
GRAND FORK8. N. D.. Jan. 19-John
Bentley, a farmer living on a claim near
9t. John, N. D., today killed his wife and
himself as a result of a quarrel. The couple
had been separated, but were living to
gether to perfect a land claim. The hus
band cut the wife's throat with a razor In
the presence of their six children, ranging
in ages from 6 to U year, lis then out
hi own throat
M CHOKE FOR SENATOR
Illinois Senate Favors Hopkins, but
No One Has House Majority.
CUMMINS IS NAMED IN IOWA
Vote Stands Hundred and Twelve to
Korty for Clarence R. Porter
Root Gets Support of Repub
licans In New York.
SPRINGFIELD. 111., Jan. 11 Senator
Albert J. Hopkins was tha choice at the
senate of the forty-sixth general assem
bly for I'nlted States senator today. He
toeelved 2fl votes in the separate balloting,
which is a majority In tho upper house,
but no one secured a majority In the
house, with the result that in accordance
with the state constitution the election of
a senator will proceed In Joint assembly In
both houses tomorrow.
The total vote In the separate houses fol
lows: Hopkins, 87; Fobs, 26; Stringer, 76; Mason
6; Shurtleff, 3.
The total vote for Shurtleff was cast by
house members, although he was not for
mally plnced In nomination In either
branch. The action of the speaker's col
leagues was received with cheers and ap
plause. The result of the first ballot In the house
Hopkins, (11; Foss, 1; Stringer, 63; Mason,
4; Shurtleff, 8; 'Absent, 5.
The first ballot In the senate gave Hop
kins, 26; Foss, 10; Stringer, 13; Mason, 2.
Cummins Is Elected.
DF.S MOINES. Ia., Jan. 19.-By a vote
of 112 to 40, Albert B. Cummins was this
morning elected to a six-year term In the
United States senate over Claude R. Por
ter, democrat. The two houses of the Iowa
legislature will meet In Joint session
Wednesday and make formal announce
ment of the election.
Root Chosen In New York.
ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 19 Republican
members of the legislature at noon today
formally recorded their choice of Secretary
of State Ellhu Root for I'nlted States sen
ator to succeed Senator Thomas C. Piatt,
whose term of office expires March 4.
The democratic member nominated former
Lieutenant Governor Lewis Stuyvesant
Chanler. Tomorrow at noon the member
of the senate and assembly will meet In
Joint session, compare Journal and de
clare Mr. Root elected for a term of six
Colorado Selects Hughes.
DENVER, Colo., Jan. 19. Charlea J.
Hughes, Jr., of Denver was elected United
State senator by th Colorado legislature
today to succeed Henry M. Teller. Mr.
Hughe received the full democratic party
vote In both houses. The legislature will
meet In Joint session tomorrow for a Joint
ballot, when the election will be confirmed.
Chamberlain la Elected.
BALEM, Ore., Jan. 19. Governor Georga
E. Chamberlain waa today elected Unite I
States senator to succeed Senator Charles
W. Fulton. .
Johnson In North Dakota.
BISMARCK, N. D.. Jan. 19.-M. N. John
son received the vote of the republicans In
Loth houses of the legislature today for
United 8tatcs senator to succeed H. C.
Hansbrough, which Insured his election In
Joint session tomorrow.
Rrandegee la Re-Eleclcd.
HARTFORD. Conn., Jan. 19-Unltid
States Senator Frank B. Brandcgee of
New Ixmdon was today elected by the gen
eral assembly of Connecticut to succeed
Oalllnger Is Returned.
CONCORD. N. H.. Jan. 19.-By a strict
party vote Jacob II. G&lllnger, republican,
was today re-elected United States sena
tor from New Hampshire.
Overman Succeeds Himself.
RALEIGH. N. C. Jan. W.-The general
assembly of North Carolina today voted
separately for United States senator, nam.
ing Ix.e 8. Overman to succeed himself.
Crawford Has Majority.
PIERRE, 8. D., Jan. in -In the statt
senate today thirty-nine republican votes
were cast for Coe I. Crawford, the repub
lican primary selection for I'nlted States
senator. SIX democrat voted for Andrew
E. Lee, who waa the democratic nominee
(Continued on Second Pag )
EVIDENCE BEYOND QUESTION
Radicals Make Too Much Fuss Over
Naming Corporation Man.
CAPITAL REMOVAL NOT DEAD
Senator Bartos Will Try Another
Tark to t.rt his Resolution Be
fore the Senate for
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 19.-(3peclal. Douglas
county srnators today showed their hand
In favor of the corporations, had It called
and are now busily engaged In trying to
forget the inc-ldcnt, but the senate Is allvo
to their tactics and their goings and com
ings are sure to he watched with hawklike
persistency from now on.
Senators Ransom and Howell tried to se
cure the appointment of Lee llerdman, the
Omnhn rcpresi ntatlvo of the allied Interests.
as clerk of the committee on municipal af
fairs. The appointment was announced by
Senator Howell, when such a storm broke
loose among the radical democrats that
within two hours tho Omaha member wer
begging for mercy. Senator Howell declared
there was nothing (o the announcement he
first made.. Senator Henry of Colfax county
was a leader In the protest and had back
ing him such memhors as Donohoe of Holt
and Ollls of Valley.
All of which will not tend to carry out
the Blblo precept of brothers dwelling to
gether In unity.
Now It is announced that W. 11. 8. Sorrs
of Omaha, formerly deputy under District
Clerk Broadwell, will be clerk of the com
mittee on municipal affairs, which Lee
Herdman was to have secured. At th time
Pi-nator Howell announced Mr. Herdman's
appointment he also said Guy Barnes of
Omaha, son of Supreme Judge J. B. Barnes,
would be clerk of Senator Ransom' Judi
ciary committee. After the Herdman Inci
dent, Senator Ransom when asked who
would be clerk of his committee declined
to say, and Senator Howell a few minutes
later said, "There's nothing In the story
that Barnes Is to bo clerk of tha Judiciary
"Is a clerkship of a committee such
Important matter that you want to make a
story out of It?" asked Senator Ransom
when queried nhnut his plans.
Dougln Men All Want C'lerka.
The sni'i committee on employe met
after the moinlng session today to con
sider requiss for clerks from the various
standing committee, a number j( chilr
men wrantid to engag help pf this char
acter, nnd It may be stated that each
Douglas county snnator w. an applicant
Ransom, To; the Judiclar-, committee; Tan
ner for thy committee on m'scellaneous cor
porations, and Howell foi the committee on
It was decided tt t.t tho Judiciary commit
tee, which Jlwjys re cures a clerk, and the
committee on municipal affairs, which has
the charter bilk to handle, were entitled
to this rl-rht, and, following the usual leg
islative -node ot procedure, th chairmen
wero to 1.0 allowed to suggest (he clerk.
Immedintil. after the committee adjourned,
Senator Hi w II said:
i.ee HordPir.r. will be clerk of th com
mittee on municipal affair, and Gt:y
Barnes clerk of the Judiciary committer."
This announcement was made on ques
tion, and also voluntarily, by Mr. Howtll
When the news reached the ear of orrte
of the democrats they were about the
maddest bunch that ha been about the
state house for some moons. They gathered
In knots to discuss the situation and Sen
ator Henry In said to have Interviewed
After the senate adjourned for tha ay
Senator Howell was Interviewed.
"I have decided to appoint W. H. S
Sorrs of Omaha clerk of my committee,"
he sold, "and there I nothing about th-
story Barnes !s to be clerk of the Judlcllrv
committee. I understsnd Mr. Barne has
been doing some extra legal work for
Senator Hansom. He always has some one
to help him with the work of the session
each time he Is In the legislature."
It leaked out during that day that some
of Senator Ransom's friends opposed the
selection of Lee Herdman as a clerk on
any committee and that he Douglaa county
statesman pooh pooned the Idea. A legis
lative employe would have tha freedom of
the senate and house floor any time.
Still on Capital Removal.
The Bartos resolution directed against
Lincoln and asking for tha removal of the
state capital, which was tabled In th sen
ate yesterday, Is likely to be sprung again
In the near future, possibly tomorrow, In a
i,ew form to avoid th necessity of rmov
Ing the old resolution from the tabla. The
idea is to start the state press discussing
the question of capital removal and to pre
sent to the members the Ideas of their con
stituents on this subject.
While the resolution wn not received In
seriousness today by th senator, there 1
no telling how much entlment might be
uroused in the state and the member be
hind the movement simply doslra to learn
what the result will be In view of th agi
tation for a new and permanent cptto!
Governor and Mr. Shallenberger and Mr.
and Mr. W. J. Bryan were In the receiving
line tonight with leading educator of Lin
coln and of the atate university at th ex
hibition of tho Nebraska Art association at
Art hall. The association each year bring
to Lincoln a remarkable collection of pic
tures and clears enough from tha exhibi
tion to buy a first-clas ranva or two.
The nucleus of a good rt gallery already
has been secured In this way. Th mem
ber of the legislature were especially in
vited to attend and many of them availed
themselves of the privilege and were u:-.
prised at the number of good canvases ex
hibited. The art association hope oms
time to erect a permanent gallery In Lin
coln, though there Is no project on hand at
present to this end.
Open Season for Squirrel.
In reporting to the senate th King garni
bill S. K. 9 whic h he recently Introduced,
the senate cominitteo on fish and gam has
provided for an open seaaon for squirrels,
lasting two months.
"Out In our county th people Ilk to hav
tha squirrels." said Senator King, but l.i
th eastern part of Nebraska tbar do not
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