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The Omaha Daily
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 194.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 28, 1000 TEN FAGES.
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I BRYAN LEAVES STATE
Reported at His -Office He Will Be
Gone Until Middle of February.
PRESIDENT ON JAP BILLS
Letter to Governor Gillett Advises
Ag&init Any Legislation.
ALIEN LAND LAW PROBABLE
:s l J.V. i
Special Session of Con-ess Not to Be
Called for irpose.
JAPANESE AFFA1 K FORE
Relation! with Mikado -e Not
M Good as ShouK
MARINE CORPS FOR TI
Auxiliaries to Be Used in Defense of
BAD EFFECT OF SMALL ARMY
Possibility of Defensive MrnirM Mar
Cause Coaarreae to "tart Work
from Beginning of Its
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. (Special
Telegram.) H Is believed that when
J urine Taft comes to Issue hTa proda
mat Ion aa president of the United
States convening congress In extraor
dinary aessten he will not confine legls
latlon to reunion of the tariff alone, but
will make the proclamation ao broad that
leglslstlon of general character may be
ennctcd Instead of limiting It to the one
uliject now uppermost with the business
Interests of the country.
Tr.dsy It wit learned that the senate
will proceed to reorganise committees Im
mediately after Its convening so that the
machinery may be set In motion to con
elder any matters which may come before
sutm committees In formal manner, rather
than leaoe reorganisation until next win
ter. At One time It was thought that the
houiie committee would not be reorganised
until tho beginning of the first regular ecs
aion of the Sixty-first congress on the
flrat-Monday In December next, but in
view of the situation in Japan and the
possible need of speedy action, the im
pression prevailed today about the house
that the lower branch of congress would
get Into shape to do busineas soon after
convening. This would be made necessary
should the president's proclamation be
genera! in character Instead of specific,
as It was thought originally would be the
The fact of the matter Is things are not
anywhere near as conciliatory between
Japan and the United States as officials
of tho State and other departments of the
government would have the country be
lieve. It was stated tonight that the rea
son the marina corps was withdrawn from
hips waa because It was needed In forti
fying Pearl harbor In Hawaii, to which
the corps Will be shortly sent.
The army In Its skeleton condition can
do little or nothing In the direction of do
ing fortification works and in consequence
the marine corps has been called upon fur
shore work. It Is for this and other rea
sons that reorganisation of both branches
of congresa is predicted to follow the
. early assembly la extra Session.
Tax Salt Bill Delayed.
Senator Norrla Brown today asked the
senate to take from the committee on
JudVlary his t prohibiting federal courts
from enjoining the aaaesament and collec
tion of any state taxes. When his resolu
tion was presented asking for this action
Penator Fuller of Oregon objected and the
matter went over under the rules until
tomorrow, when It will be taken up. This
hill was Introduced by Senator Brown
early last sosslon, and he has repeatedly
urged the Judiciary committee to report
It. either favorably or unfavorably, but
the committee has refused to take action.
Its passage would effectually prevent the
tying up of the taxes of a state by federal
courts as happened In Nebraska when
Senator Brown waa attorney general.
Senator Brown today presented to the
senate the resolutions of the Omaha Grain
exchange asking for the appointment of a
commission to Investigate the grain trade
In respect to first handling at terminal
markets, the export of grain and kindred
matters. The exchange doea net believe
federal Inspection of grain la necessary and
expresses the opinion that the report of
such commission would do away with agl
tatlon for such Inspection.
Senators Brown and Burkctt today re
ceived Invitations to attend the national
Lincoln celebration on the farm where the
emancipator was born on February 11
Neither will he able to attend.
"oath Dakota Appointment.
R. B. Watxke of Humboldt, bearer of the
electoral votes from Nebraska, waa Intro
duced to the president today by Senator
Brown. President Roosevelt declared he
would have preferred a different vote from
Nebraska, but expressed pleasure at meet
ing Mr. Watxke anyhow.
On motion of Senator Gamble the com
mittee on publlO lands of the senate this
morning reported favorably the following
nominations: Edwin G. Coleman, receiver;
Cyrus C. Carpenter, register. United States
Isnd office. Utnmon, 8. D. ; John I. Lock
hart, register, United States land office,
Pierre, S. D.i John E. Adams, receiver,
United Slates land office, Aberdeen, S. D.
The nominations were each confirmed by
the senate thla afternoon.
Senator Gamble today recommended tho
apputntm"At of Douglas W. March of
Ilcrre for receiver of the land office at
Derte. He also Introduced in the senate
lb,ls mornlr.g a petition aent him by K. J.
Mannlx editor Of the Commercial News of
Sioux Falls. S. t., signed by l.tIM citizens
of South Dakota. North Dakota and other
states, protesting against the passage of a
parcels post hill and recommending that
etler postage be reduced to 1 cent.
Breaking Is) on Forest Reserve.
Representative Klnkald today introduced
a bill providing that a certain portion of
the Nebraska national forest reserve
originally designated as North Platte na
tional forest, situated In Arthur and Grant
counties, consisting of the following town
ships and, portions thereof: Townships 17.
1M)', 3 a, 13 and S. north ranges 37, 3S.
3 and 0, west sixth principal meridian,
be made subject to an act entitled "an
ct to provide for entry of agricultural
land within foreet reserves." This bill,
should It become a law will have the effect
of taking out ot the forest reserve the
above mentioned territory and place the
same under the provisions of th so-called
Minor Matters at Capital.
The following pension examining sur
geons have been appointed: On recommen
dation of Congressman Kennedy. Dr. 8. J.
IawIs a Wapello la., vice W. R. Boldlng,
resigned; on r command t Ion of Congress
zuan Hlnsnaw, Dr. C. W. Walden at Bsat-
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SUMMARY OF THE DEE
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change In temperature.
Foil N K BR ASK A Fair Thursday.
FOR IOWA Fair Thursdsy; warmer in
Temperature at Omaha yesterduy:
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Wisconsin assembly kills plan to In
vestigate the charge that .Senator Stephen
son paid 1250.000 for re-election and bal
loting continues without result. rage 1
House of representatives adopts a report
of a special committee favoring the cx-
punginc of Willett's speech attacking
President Roosevelt. Page 9
Special session of congress may be called
without Hpeclfic purpo.se, as many things
of Inpcrtance must be considered.
K. H. Harriman Is elected a director of
the New York Central railroad. Page 1
Reported earthquake In northern Ne-
bi&Kka only the result of the fall of a
largj meteor. Page 3
Klla A. llolcomb tenders his resigna
tion an appointee to the supreme bench
and Governor Miallenberger appoints W.
D. Oldham, who announces he will begin
suit to ouse Judge Dean next Friday.
Humphrey printing bill, which is pat
terned after the Oregon senatorial meas
ure, passes the house. PPage 9
Bryan leaves state to be gone until the
middle of February and only chosen few
knew of his going. Legislators would like
to have him stay and tell them where he
stands. Page 1
Misi Bennie Talbot's suicide due to dis
appointment over love affair. Page 3
Realty men endorse Proesrsfct Christian
University of Omaha. Page 5
Omaha may get $100,000 armory as re
sult of a bill to be Introduced In the legis
lature Page B
Commercial club appoints committee to
promoe wool market. Page 7
Mr. D. J. Lamb, asked by attorney for
her side, denies that., she took missing
Connor will from the desk In which It H
alleged to have been kept. Page S
coincxacTtx. ajtd xjtsubtxiax..
Livi stock markets. Paget
Grain markets. Pags 9
Stock. and bonds. Page 9
BCOVXMXHTS OP OCIABT STEAMSHIPS.
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NEW YORK NnonUm Ivrnl.
NEW YORK KroonUnd SUnl.
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LIVE STOCK MEN IN SESSION
Old Flstht for Control of Range
Promises to Re Contest of
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 27.-The
American National Live Stock association
convened this morning for the second
days' session with s good prospect that the
perennial fight between the cattle men and
sheep men over the grazing and range con
trol would break out before final adjourn
ment Dr. O. K. Dyson of Chicago speaking on
the subject of "bovine tuberculosis," said
that tuberculosis is now appearing among
the Improved breeds of cattle direct from
the range and that the danger of the
spread of the scourge was growing greater.
I. T. Prior, president of the Cattlo
Raisers' association of Texas, spoke on the
benefits derived from live stock organi
zation and co-operation.
B. 8. Ooaney, president of the Arizona
Woll Giowers' association, addressed the
convention on the. administration if forest
reserves as affecting grazing tnduatry.
W. C. Barns of the forestry service,
Washington, I. C, addressed the conven
tion In the absence of Glfford Pinchot, who
was on the program for a speech. Mr.
Barns said that he wanted to disabuse the
minds of the stockmen of the Idea that
forestry service was administered from
car windows. He said he had been sent
to the meeting to learn the wishes of the
stockmen with reference to the conserva
tion of forest and range.
POLAND-CHINAS TOP SALES
Fair Prices for Hogs Offered at
ttouth Dakota Show at
MITCHELL. 8. U.. Jan. S7.-lSpeclal Tcl
cBram.) The first auction sale of the South
I'akola Imprlvcd Live Stock Breeders' state
convention was held In the stock pavilion
thts afternoon, with a croad of SuO farmers
and breeders present. Forty-seven head of
hogs were placed on the block, and they
brought prices that wi-re vonsldered fair.
Poland-Chinas topped the sales of the
day, when Bonnie Belle, owned by A. K.
Brevlk of Gary, was sold to R. W. Lebrlo
of Boland for till. A gilt In the Duroc
Jersey class, owned by R. J. Weiland of
Canistota, brought the highest figure at
TO, and wos bought by M. P. Dougherty ot
Itcher. The eighteen Jersey brought
fifteen Poland-Chinas K33.50. nine Berk
shires fcl 50 and six Chester Whites I19I.50,
making the total salea 11.718 SO. The smrck
that was sold waa In very fine shape for
the sale, and no animals were disqualified
for not being up to the standsrd required
by the association.
Tomorrow afternoon sixty-eight head of
registered rattle will be sold at the auction
sale. The stock men expect to take action
during the convention looking to the Intro
duction o fa bill In the legislature requlr-'
ing an Inspection of stock before It Is
shipped Into this state.
ftorth Dakota Tows) Barnlag.
K PIN MA RE. N. D. Jan. 77 The town of
Portal, on the American side of the bor
der, is burning. There is no fire protec
tion. No loss i life has been reported.
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Statement Is Made that Roosevelt
Would ot Oppose f.eneral Mrlc
tare on Foreigners Aetloa
WASHINGTON. Jan. K.-Presldent
Roosevelt's second letter to Governor Gil
lett of California relating to the Japanese
situation, now on Its way to the chief
executive of California, will not be made
public at the White House, the discretion
of doing this being left with tho gover
nor. The letter Is understood to advise
aKalnst legislation of any kind at this
time bearing upon the Japanese, even if
not directly discriminating against the
citizens of Jpsn. At the same time the
president recognizes the existence of a
sentiment favoring a non-discriminatory
law prohibiting aliens from holding land
In the state, and It will be pretty clear
from this letter and from talks he had
had with California congressmen, includ
ing a short conference today with Sena
tor Flint, that he would not oppose such
a law. He does not want It understood,
however, that he encourages or desires a
law of tills kind, because the Japanese
may regard It ns being aimed at them,
although they may accept Its provisions
The president strongly .thinks that It
would bo better to take no action pend
ing the developments of the next two
years as to Immigration. Senator Flint
understands the president's attitude to be
one of opposition to legislation of any
sort, but In spite of the Inclination of
t he California people to follow the lead
ership of the president wtienever possi
ble, the senator Is convinced that there
will be n law of no-ownerslilp of lands
by aliens. This will reach the Japanese
directly, although all aliens will be on
practically the same footing r and Japan
could not officially make protest.
Action Postponed a 'Week.
BACRAMKNTO, Cai., Jan. 27. On motion
of Assemblyman A. M. Drew, author of the
nntl-ailen land bill, action on all antl-Japa-
m se bills was postponed for one week,
when the measures came up as a special
order of business this afternoon.
"Mr. Drew has held a conference with
Governor Gillett and will amend his meas
ure to conform to the wishes of the fed
Drew received the following letter from
the governor yesterday:
"My Dear Mr. Drew: Your note received.
Am Inclined to think that the best possible
law that can be passed upon the question
of alien ownership of land would be the
law adopted by Oklahoma. You will find
It In the session laws of the state of Okla
homa, 19C7 and 1908. The book Is on file
In the staXo library. The action Is on page
"I would strike out the first line, the
words 'who is not a citizen of the United
States,' because that Is useless, as no alien
is a citizen of the United States.
"To this bill might be added the last sec
tion of your bill, extending the time In
which leases can be given so many years
on agricultural property and so many years
on city property. I think one year Is
rather short, and inasmuch as this coukt
apply to aliens alike I would be reasonable
us to the length of time for which leases
should bo granted.
Position of President.
"I am aJso of the opinion that President
Roosevelt and Secretary Root would agree
t hat this would be all right in fact, I have
telegrams from them which would Indicate
such to be the fact. Of course the question
whether or not it would be policy to pass
an alien law in this state is something that
the legislature would have to consider, but
If such a bill Is to pass, as I say. I am in
clined to believe that one like the Okla
homa law probably would be the best.
Yours truly, J. N. GILLETT."
Grove L. Jackson, author of the bills de
nying Japanese the right to belong to cor
poration directories and segregating them
into sects and residents, obtained no sup
port aside from a brief speech by Charles
A. Nelson, a labor assemblyman from San
Francisco. Mr. Nelson declared he was op
poked to postponement, believing the as
sembly should go on record at once on the
Senator Marc Anthony Introduced In the
upper house today a Joint resolution call
ing upon congress to request that the Jap
anese consul general at San Francisco be
recalled by his government on the ground
that the official had attempted to influence
the action of the California legislature.
The alleged offense of the consul waa
that he had called upon Governor Gillett
and asked him to prevent the enactment of
anti-Japanese bills pending.
MEXICO WANTSAN APOLOGY
Consul tables for Gonboat Becaase
. of Troable Over
NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. S7. Dis
patches from Puerto Cortes, Spanish Hon
duras, state that as a result of a clash
there between a citizen of Mexico and the
llonduran police, the Mexican consul has
cabled his country to send a gunboat to
Puerto Cortex to exact an apology from
the Honduran officials.
According to the dispatches, Sofaran
Sierra, a Mexican, was about to leave
Puerto Cortex and was standing at the
door of his consul's office preparing to bid
htm good-bye, when the police set upon
him. The trouhle. it is charged, grew out
of the claim of a negro baker, who said
Sierra owed him $8 for bread and waa pre
paring to make out of the country with
out paying him. Sierra is declared to have
been dangerously wounded by the police.
SHERCLIFFE TO SERVE TERM
Noted Criminal to Be Taken Back to
Colorado Prison at
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 37. Sher
man W. Morris, alias Frank Shercliffe, will
not be tried again in Minneapolis on a
charge of holding up a Northern Pacific
sleeping coach last spring. County At
torney Smith today notified the Colorado
authorities that Shercliffe would be turned
over to them If they came here with ex
Asylasa Instead of tiallowa.
I'KOIUA. 111., Jan. l'7.-Frank Denton, a
barber, whose home Is at Taylorvllle. 111.,
and who stabbed and Instantly killed James
Ryan, a bollermaker on August 1 last, was
sentenced to the Insane anluni at Barton
ville by a jury today. The trial has been
a long and bitter one and the strong in
sanity plea marie by the defense saved lbs
pruwoer fxum tUs gallows.
A CHANCE TO ESCAPE FK0M THE WOODS
From the St. Faul Pioneer Press.
MINERS IN STORMY SESSION
President Lewis and Insurgent
Walker Clash in Debate.
LATTER OBJECTS TO ORGANIZERS
Charges National Agents Are
pointed by Lewis and Kxecu
tlre Makes Indignant
DIANAPOL1S. Jan., "7. At the
today's session of the conven
tion of the United Mine Workers of
America Vice President Farrlngton of
the Illinois miners demanded to know
front President Lewis whether or not the
nattonal organizers present ss delegates
from local unions were being paid from
the. national treasury. President Lewis
declared that Farrlngton "was out of or
der" and pounding on 4ie table with the
gavel tried to shut, of' Karrington. The
convei.tlon was arouse and when Par
ring tried to complete his speech the dele
gates began to yell "Sit down!" and "Go
When order was restored Mr. Lewis de
clared In most positive terms that when
the tlmo came the question would be fully
Lewis, answering a number of questions
from the anti-Lewis element, which by
this time was excited and In disorder,
said that In the past when John Mitchell
wanted to bring International organizers
to headquarters he brought them. Indi
cating that he, also, paid them out of the
Lewis Calls Walker Dowa.
John Walker got the floor and assailed
tho policy of seating of International or
ganizers He declared that with the ex
ception of the organizers all of the dele
gates seated In the convention had been
elected by the membership of the union,
whllo he charged "the International or
ganizers were appointed by you," referring
Lewis was on his feet In an Instant
That Is not true; Mr. Walker does not
fcnow what he Is talking about In that
statement," he exclaimed. He again
rapped the organization Into a semblance
of order. Farrlngton arose and began
walking up the aisle toward the stage,
declaring that as a matter of personal
privilege he desired only to reply to
Wielding the gavel vigorously, Lewis
took additional steps to msintain order.
He ordered the sergeants-at-arms to their
Further trouble, however, was prevented
by Lewis calling for the resolutions com
mittee Tho convention adopted a resolution call
ing upon congress to create a bureau of
mines. It also declared In favor of rivers
and harbors Improvement and the crea
tion of a deep waterway between the lakes
and the gulfs and also vigorously de
clared that the work shall be done by the
United States without letting the work to
HARRIMAN ON CENTRAL BOARD
Is Elected to
the Bis; New
NEW YORK, Jan. 27. E. H. Harriman
waa today elected a director of the New
York Central railroad, succeeding C. C.
Clarke. W. C. Brown, president of the
New York Central, was also elected a di
rector of that company, succeeding Samuel
K. Barger, resigned.
Reports that Mr. Harriman was about to
become, a director of the New York Central
and taken an active hand In the manage
ment of Its affairs have been circulated In
the financial district for several weeks,
so that today's election occasioned no sur
prise among railroad men and financiers.
It has been understood that since Mr.
Harriman disposed of his Interests in the
Northern Securities company, both he in
dividually and the Union Pacific Railroad
company has acquired large interests in
New York Central stock. Reports have
been circulated that Mr. Harriman will
eventually succeed Chauncey M. Depew aa
chairman of the board of directors of the
New York Central. Further developments
Indicating the extent of Mr. Harriman s
activity in the affairs of th-it road are
EXPIRES ON EVE OF TRIUMPH
Death Cornea to French Artor Whose
Appearances Was Long
PARIS, Jan. 27. Benolt-Conatant Coqoe
lln. the great French actor whose culmi
nating triumph had been awaited in Ed
mond Rowland's 'The Chanticleer, " which
Is now being rehearsed, died last night at
BRAIN TO OPPOSE JACKSON
Present Coanrllman from Seventh
Not to Be Allowed a. Walkaway
Alma Jackson of South Omahse now has
two opponents for the democrats nomina
tion as councilman from the Seventh ward,
the second man to enter the race being
Dan Hogan. Kd P. Brain is the other op
ponent of the South Omaha business mnn
who wishes to continue to represent the
Seventh In the Omaha city council.
Monday Is the first day for fil
ing of candidates for city rneltlona.
and the democrats will be early at
the counter. There are from two to
six candidates for the council In every
ward, and there will be candidates for
every other elective joeitlon. City Attorney
Burnam is the only elective official other
than the councllmen who has announced
his condldacy for re-election, barring Mayor
Dahlman, who cannot be stopped from go
ing Into the game again. City Clerk But
ler, Comptroller Lobeck and Building In
spector Wlthnell all say blandly that they
do not know whether they will run again
or not, but it is generally conceded that
they will file early.
Comptroller Lobeck says If the legislature
falls to pass the bill resurrecting his of
fice, he will run for mayor against Our
Jim, but supporters of the executive vow
that the legislature will pass the bill and
thereby keep the comptroller out of his
path. Jlmocrats also claim that David J.
O'Brien haa no thought of becoming a
mayoralty candidate, but that he is merely
talking for advertisement. Mr. O'Brien,
however, says ha Is not joking In the
MEXICANS FIGHL THREE DEAD
Fatal Kneonnter Grows Ont of Qnir.
rel Between Two Drunken
Men with (inns.
TORREON, Mex., Jan. 27. Three men
are dead, one woman and two children are
injured and two men are fugitives In the
mountains as a result of an encounter
growing out of. a quarrel between two in-
toxlcated Mexicans, Juan Gamboa and Hil-
arlo Arietta, who were drinking, started a
disturbance at Torrecillas, a ranch settle
ment between Valardena and Pedricena,
and Jose Hernandez attempted to quiet
them. A quarrel followed and shooting
began. Gamboa was Instantly killed and
both Arietta and Hernandez wounded. A
brother of Gamboa's apeared upon the
scene snd Hernandez, though badly
wounded, started to run. He dropped dead
before he could reach his home. Two
brothers of Hernandez, bent upon revenge,
armed themselves and went to the scene
of the affray. Finding Arietta still alive,
they killed him and hacked his body and
that of Camboa to pieces. Later they ap
peared at the home of Gamboa's brother,
chased him out and fired Into the building.
Arietta's wife and two children, who were
in the house, were Injured. The Hernandez
brothers tren disappeared In the mountains
and are being pursued by the rurales. The
woman and two children are In a hospital
LEAVE FOUR CHILDREN TO BURN
Parents Forced to Jnmp for Lives
When Home Is Destroyed
PITTSBURG, Ta., Jan. 27. Four children
were cremated and their parents seriously
Injured todsy in a fire which destroyed the
home of A. M. Kendall, Bryson Hill, Dun
bar. Penn., east of this city. The dead
are Earl Kendall, 11 years old; Pearl Ken
dall, 7 years old; Anna Kendall, 4 years
old; baby, 3 years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Kendall leaped from a sec
ond story window and were dangerously
hurt. It is believed the fire started from
a small gas stove which wus left burning
when the family retired last night. The
parents made repeated efforts to reach
the room occupied by their four children
when the fire waa discovered, but were
finally compelled to jump from the window
to save themselves.
ALLIGATOR STEAK FOR TAFT
New Orleans Entertainers Will Try to
Ontdo Ueorsrla 'Possum
NEvV ORLEANS, Ijt.. Jan. 27.-Deter-mtned
that IxMJIsiana, anent the GoorgU
'possum dinner, shall not be behind in fur
nishing unique and typical viands for the
delectation of President-elect Taft, Secre
tary M. B. Trezevant of the Progressive
union, which organization Is taking a
prominent part In arranging for the enter
tainment of Mr. Taft on his visit here, has
advanced a plan to give the distinguished
visitor an alligator.. steak. ydinn.ar.-iu. tl,ew
PRIMARY INQUISITION DEAD
Wisconsin Assembly Kills Plan to
Probe Senatorship Fight.
STEPHENSON NEAR THE FINISH
Senator Within One Vote of Re-election
and la Kx pre ted . to Win
Today Hopkins Losing;
MADISON, Was., Jan. 27. Senator Isaac
Stephenson lacked but one vote of being
re-elected to the United States senate for
a full term on the first ballot taken in
Joint session today.
There were two senators absent, the total
vote being 131, thus requiring sixty-six
votes for a choice. Senator Stephenson was
able to line up only sixty-five.
Several members who voted for him yes
terday deserted him today. This is said to
lw due to charges of primary corruption
made against the senator. '
With the resolution calling for Investi
gation of senatorial primary out of the way
It U said Senator Stephenson would win
easily, nils will be considered tomorrow
and may be disposed of. If the resolution
Is defeated there will be no Investigation.
In that event It Is said Senator Stephenson
would gain the necessary support.
Investigation Resolution Killed.
When the assembly met, Assemblyman -Hughes
asked that the rules be suspended
and that the resolution be placed on Its
Immediate passage. Mr. Cleary said action
should be delayed until the resolution was
printed and placed on file. He would favor
an Investigation If the resolution was
placed In a reasonable form and declared
that State Chairman Edmonds courted an
Speaker Bancroft said the resolution of
Mr. BUilne provided for the appointment
of three men, from each house. He said
it was an unheard of proposition and if
there was to bo an investigation the as
sembly should be represented by five mem
bers at least. He would leave the chair
and present such an amendment If neces
sary. Mr. Roy objected to a suspension of the
rules, thereby requlrliiB a two-thirds vote.
Upon a roll call the suspension failed by a
vote of 41 ayes to 66 noes. This practically
killed the Investigation. Immediately the as
sembly passed to the consideration of res
olutions and bills as serenely as if nothing
The first ballot 'for United Plates senator
in Joint assembly today resulted in no
choice, Stephenson receiving sixty-five
votes; necessary to elect, sixty-seven
voles. Other, votes were scattering.
Senator Blaine filed sixteen charges
accusing Senator Stephenson of using
money in tho primary, naming the sum as
Senator Blaine f.-.llowed with n speech on
'The Purchase ot a United States Senator-
ship." He said he proposed to show that
it was purchased by corruption, bribery
and fraud. . He cited the case of former
Senator Clark of Montana, saying that
Clark had no other claim to office than his
millions and that Stephenson's waa the
same. He offered an investigation resolu
tion providing Immunity from arrest for
who may tcsllfy to the committee of brib
ery, but not immunity for perjurer. This
waa adopted after an amendment Including
the Investigation of officials for ten years
back was voted down.
Hopkins Losing Ground.
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Jan. 27.-After four
Joint ballots from the eighteenth to the
twenty-first, exclusive, the Joint session of
the Illinois legislature which met to elect
a successor for United Stales Senator Hop
kins rust for the day. The voting showed a
of twelve votes for Senator Hop-
".a from tho eighty-five which he re
celved on the seventeenth ballot yesterday
to the sevcnty-lhieu given on th twenty
first ballot today.
The names of Judge L. Y. Sherman and
Former Governor Rlchurd Yates were
voted for and were greeted with cheers.
On the nineteenth ballot Representative
Hull created a sensation when he rose
in the roll call and declared that he had
fulfilled ills caucus obligations nd tar
ried out the spirit of the primary law, by
voting for Senator Hopkins for eighteen
ballots. "It is no longer possible to elect
Senator Hopkins," ha said, "although he
haa the largest vote. From now on I
shall vote for a man who can represent the
stats of Illinois in tiie I'nited States
Mr. Hull, then voted for Congressman
Foss. His anuoupctnne.nt was .reeled with
FIXES UP BANK GUARANTY FIRST
Only Few of His Intimates Let in On
Fact of His Goinj.
DODGES TROUBLESOME ISSUES
Legislators Would Like to Have Him
Tell Where He Stands.
1'nanlmons In Endorsement of Present
System of Coanty Assessors
Regardless of Tarty
(From a Staff Correspondents
LINCOLN. Jan. 27 (Special.) Immel,
ately after giving his Instructions to s few
of his followers in the legislature regard
ing his desires on tho hanking bill Mr.
Bryan left the slate snd tt w as report i
at the Commoner office that he will be
absent from Uncoln until some time In the
middle of February.
Coincident with his going a commlltee was
appointed by tlio house and senate to in
vite him to address a Joint session of the
legislature and to arrange for that meeting.
It was evident from the action of ihn leg
islature this morning that the departure of
the general manager was not known to the
rank and file of the rarty anil the report
of the Joint committee selected to wait upon
him Is looked forward to with some interest.
The fact that a favored few were taken
Into the confidence of Mr. Bryan snd glxcn
instructions, to the exclusion of the great
majority of the members, at his recent se
cret meeting nt the executive mansion doei
not appeal to the general membership of
the legislature, n.nd In the long run Mr.
Bryan may have to settle accounts for. his
slight of the rank and file of his party.
When the legislature first organized the
spnaker and others were Instructed to in
vite Mr. Bryan to sreak before a Joint ses
sion snd larlely Inquiries ss to why this
hsd not been attended to and the date fixed
for the. meeting Jia.ve become . pretty numer
ous. Speech might Be IOmbarmSslng.
The Bryan speech Is of special Impor
tance to the legislature because Mr. Btn
is supposed st tliat tlmo to tell all of the
members his Ideas of legislation, aa he has
told them to the favored few. It Is pos
sible if they cannot get liltn on record In
any other way that some advocates of
county option will request that he give his
views on this question at th Joint session.
He may also ho asked to furnish the legis
lators with his correspondence with the uni
vorsity officials regarding his school of
politics. But of course these two requests
are not likely to materialize because Mr,
Bryan has his legislature pretty well cowed. '
A portion of the democratic platform was
pretty well torn up by the assessors of the
state, who concluded a two days' session
here today. Unanimously the 'assessors
went on record as opposing the election of
precinct assessors. Both democrats and
republicans were in attendance at the meet
ing and not a democrat voted against the
resolution. Individually the .assessors said
they favored the election of precinct as
sessors because it would remove from
them the bother and the responsibility of
appointing, but for the best Interests of
the state they favored no amendments to
the present law governing the appointment
of deputies. One member of the legislature
Informed an assessor that the bill now
pending In the house would never become
A committee of the assessors appeared
before the house committee having the
bill under consideration, this morning, and
argued that If the bill weie to pass, It
should be amended so that the county as
sessor should have authority, with the con
sent of the county board, to remove elec
tive precinct assessors who fall to do their
duty. The committee refused to give any
encouragement to the assessors, though
democrats as well as republicans advocated
What Present Law Did.
Assessor Dunn of Otoe county told the
story that under the old law a precinct
assessor returned the valuation of one
precinct at $3,000. When he was elected
county assessor under the new revenue law
the property In this precinct was Increased
to Pffl.Onn. No one In the township, he
said, objected either, for though It was a
democratic precinct, at the following elec
tion the republican candidate for assessor
The assessors also by . a resolution
stamped their approval on Treasurer
Brian's Idea to have the public service cor
porations taxed sufficiently to pay the cur
rent expense of the state and maintain the
state government. The counties would
then be taxed merely to maintain ths
The Johnson bill to require notes gnd
mortages to be collectible to bear the
stamp of the county assessor to provs that
they had ben assessed and the tttes had
been paid, was also endorsed.
1IOI.COMR Ql IT, OLDHAM NAMED
Announcement (Supreme Court gait t
Be Filed Friday.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Jan. 27. (Special.) The ap
pointment by Governor Shallenberger of
Willis D. Oldham in pUce of Silas A.
llolcomb, who resigned, as a member of ,
the Ransom supreme court, tho acknowl
edgement by Judge Jacob Fawcett of Via.
receipt of the Shallenberger appointment
and the filing of his oath of office by
Judge Root were Die developments of the
day In the supreme court squabble Started
by Senator Ransom. '
Judge Oldham announced that Joel W.
West of Omaha would represent him In
a suit to oust Judge J. R. Dean, appointed
by Governor Sheldon, and that a suit
prohHbly would lie instituted next Friday.
It was also officially announced by a
leader of the democratic party that Irs
senate would pass a tesolution demand
ing tiiat the attorney general file a quo
waarnto suit In the supreme court to sot
tin the controversy.
Juoge Kawcrtt In his letter to Governer
Shallenberger aid not accept thts second
appointment and In his oath of office filed
with the secretary of state he staled that
his decision lit qualifying under the second
u pcintment in no way committed him lo
a ih i If Ion in the matter.
Following is the latter he wrota Governor
slhallunberger, together with the statement
he filed with the secretary of state:
UNCOLN. Jan. 17.-W. i. Tvrmt, Private
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