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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 200.
OMAHA, THURSDAY "MORNING,. FEBRUARY 4, 1909 TEN FACES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
MACOON AT Cav L
QUALTROUCn BEFORE COURT
DEMOCRATS ASK HELP
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Thursday, February 4, 1900.
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Collecting Material for Final
ai Provisional Governor of Cu
FIGURING COST OF 0CCUPAT1V
Document Will Be Submitted to the
President in a Few Days.
ORATOR AT LINCOLN MEMORIAL
Congressman Pollard Fills Two Va
cancies at Annapoils.
ALTERNATES ARE STILL WANTING
Irnalor Gamble l'rfi Expedition li
Preliminaries to Openlaa; to Set
tlement of South Dakota,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 8.-(Special Tele
gram.) Charlea E. Magoon, who has re
lumed from Cuba, called at the, Whit.
House today to present hla respects to the
president and take up with the chief execu
tive, some matters bavins; relation to his
final report as provisional governor of the
Gem of the Antilles. Governor Magoon
has much of his final report In hand, but
ralhrr than submit It without one or two
material Items relative to the. finances of
the Island and the amount of money paid
out by the government of the United States
during Its provisional occupancy of Cuba,
he decided to defer It In older to make his
wport as complete as possible.
The president will submit the report to
congress and It will therefore become one
of the important phages connected with
Theodore Roosevelt's administration.
Governor Maroon has not changed much
time In Washington last winter. He has
mule a most creditable record In posts,
-uliU-h he has filled since coming to Wash
ngtmi fiom ' Nebraska as law clerk to
.hen assistant secretary of war, George D.
Vlelklejohn. Governor Magoon will leave
.Vashlngton on the 10th Instant for
i'coria. III., where he goes to attend the
;cnlenary exercise planned In memory of
Abraham Uncoln, where he will make a
ipecch. From Peo:ia Mr. Magoon will go
to his old home in Lincoln and visit
friends In Omaha until the Inauguration,
Mien he will return to Washington.
Two -Named (or Annapolis.
Congressman Pollard has two vacancies
to fill at the Naval academy, a most un-ire-ediiued
condition so far as these
places go, but there are generally more
tppllcatinns for places than there are places
:o bo filled.' Having been Informed by
l the secretary of the navy of the existing
ftt vacancies. Pollard today nominated Carl
' Chapman of Tccumseh and Clarence West
over of Uncoln, principals for these two
' vacancies, bi.he could, npt send alone the
names of any alternates for these ate the
only two applications Mr. Pollard baa had
Trom the First district for appointments to
Annapolis. Naturally Mr. Pollard would
Ilk to have an alternate or two to accom
pany hie principal nomination for the rea
lon that there are times when the princi
pal fails In his entry examination and the
alternate pulls off the prlxe.
L'nlcss these positions are filled by March
4, the secretary of the navy will fill them
without legard to the state from whom
the candidate comes and In all probability
Nebraska will lose a future admiral or two.
If there are any young men from Nebraska
who desire to enter tne Naval academy
now seems to be the opportune time,
Pablle Land Bills.
The house today passed the following
bills Introduced by Representative Mondell
of Wyoming: Giving tho secretary of the
Interior discretionary power to make neces
sary rcsurveya of public lands and mark
the boundaries of publla land remaining
undisposed of; to declare and enforce for
feited all rights of way granted to railroads
where actual construction has not actually
been commenced after a period of five
years has elapsed from the time the orig-
iiia! grant was given such railroad.
The committee on public lands today
made a favorable report on a bill Intro
duced by Representative Klnkald to grant
to John T. Rivett the privilege at hla option
1 to make commutation of his quarter section
i homestead entry on which the town of
I Angora Is situated to tatablisli a town
Representative Klnkald appeared before
tli committee on appropriations today to
, make an argument In favor of an appro
, jriatloii qt (140,000 to purchase a strip of
i land containing IMU acres lying between
the boundary of Fort Robinson reserve and
the United Plates government forest re
serve, now owned by private cltlxens. This
proposition has the endorsement of the
secretary of war. Tho strip Is now owned
fcy a number of private cltisena who have
agreed to sell for the aggregate amount
mentioned, the government now holding an
option on the property.
' Hurrying Vp Allotment.
Senator Gamble this morning called on
the secretary of the interior to urge that
the utmost speed be exerted In preparing
for the allotments on the Cheyenne and
(Handing Rock Indian reservations so these
reservations will be In good shape for early
opening to white settlement. He found that
the work was progressing as expeditiously
s rould reasonably be expected, both In
the field anxl In the' offices here. He said
that he thought from present indications
that all the details would be worked out so
that these reservations can be opened early
Mondell Attacks Forestry service.
A sever attack on the forestry service of
the Department of Agriculture was made tn
the house today by Mr. Mondell of Wyo
ming. He denounced It as the most auto
cratic bureau of government outside of
Mr. Mondell recalled the action of con
gress last year In an effort to oust the
alleged press agents maintained by the
bureau. He said the attempt had resulted
"And I notice that next year," he con
tinued, "the forests are to be protected,
waterfkjw regulated and resources con
served, by tho purchase of $34,624 worth of
typewriters. 116.000 worth of paper, $23,000
worth of envelopes and 17,000 for card
He ridiculed the appropriation of $10,000
for the purchase of compasses, saying It
was a Joke In the west that the eastern
college-made foresters must have guides
when they enter a f crest. Hope was ex
pressed that tho employes will use the
td.OuO appropriation for field glasses to see
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Charles E. Magoon, provisional gov
ernor of Cuba, In Washington preparing
his final report, which will be ready In a
few days. . Page 1
House devoted the day to general de
bate on the agricultural bill and wide va
riety of kindred topic. Page 1
Senator Teller made an extended speech
on Senator Bacon's bill questioning the
authority of the president to withhold
official papers from congress. Page 1
Congressman Mondell of Wyoming In a
speech in the house made a severe at
tack on the forestry service. 'age 1
Democratic majority In both houses ad
mits inability to draft a bank guaranty
bill and is given permission to hire a
lawyer. Page 1
Sink's bed sheet bill passes the house
by a vote of 66 to 30, after a dramatic
fight by Taylor and others. 'age a
Captain Qualtrough of the battleship
Georgia was tried yesterday on the charge
of Intoxication. The pleadings will be
made today. Par 1
Representative Burke makes a fight be
fore the committee for hla bill requiring
large steamships to carry wireless equip
ment. Page 1
The entire western coast Is stirred up
by the fight In California and Nevada
over the Japanese alien acts. Page 1
President-elect Taft has ' practically
completed his trip across the canal sone
and will begin the return trip Sunday.
Local democrats are sore over the art Ion
of the legislative delegation In regard to
taxation of service corporations. Par 7
Omaha to be the gateway for ninny
thousand of people during the coming
summer, owing to the numerous large
gatherings in the west. Page
Ruling of Secretary Wilson on th
bleaching of flour held to -be a severe
blow to the winter wheat states. Page 5
Judge hold up naturalization of man
who la shown to be a wife-beater. Pag T
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Live stock markets. Par
Grain markets. Par
Stocks and bonds, i Paget
movements OP ooxajt sjtxammipe
Port. Art-Wad. SatlM.
NEW YORK ZMlaaA K. W. aar Groat.
NEW YORK Nooraam.
Fil'MK lura ,
SHOOTING IN DENVER STREET
Fred Walton, Prominent Odd Fellow
of Wallace, Idaho, Killed by
John H. Crodlebauah.
DENVER, Feb. $. Fred Walton, former
grand master of the Odd Fellows for the
state of Idaho, was shot twice by John
H. Cradlebaugh today and died shortly
after being removed to the hospital. Both
men are from Wallace. Ida., and Cradle
baugh also Is a prominent Odd Fellow.
Walton was dying when the hospital
was reached, but rasped out: "That man
thought I stole hla wife."
The shooting occurred on Sixteenth
street, the principal business thorough
fare here, and was witnessed by hundreds
of shoppers. A wild rush for safety took
place when the shots were being fired.
Cradlebaugh, according to Chief of Po
lice Armstrong, called on the latter at
police headquarters late last night and
told him that Walton had run away from
Wallace with his wife.
He did not want to cause a disturbance,
but wished to recover his children, whom
their mother had tsken with her. Cradle
baugh, who was arrested Immediately
after the shooting, refused to make any
LEWIS AGAIN HEADS MINERS
Present lnenmbent He-Elected Over
Walker Oskalooaa Man High
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. I.-Th tel.
lers who had since last December been can
vassing the vote cast for national officials
of the United Mine Workers, reported re
sults to the convention today. Thomas L.
Lewis Is re-elected president by a majority
of 16.J69 votes over John Walker of Dan
x tile. III. Ijewis received 83.037 votes and
Walker 66.768. None of the candidates for
vice president or secretary-treasurer re
ceived a majority of the votes cast and
there was no choice for either of these
places. This throws the election Into the
The vote on secretary-treasurer was as
follows: Edwin Perry, Oskalooaa, Ja ,
42.796; John Fahy, Pottsvllle, Pa.. 42.359;
George W. Hartlin. Bhinuikln. Fa.. 13.27ft;
Jcaeph Pope. Belleville. III., :.!&-. John
Fogg, Perth, Ind., ll.Sai. Necessary to
HEPBURN TO START CONTEST
(uftKtl la Congress tonal
DES MOINES. ,Ia.v. Feb. l-Notlce was
served today on Congressman-elect W. D.
Jamlcson of the Eighth district by M. L.
Temple, attorney for Congressman W. P.
Hepburn, that the contest of election would
begin at .Centervill tomorrow and include
the vote In three counties Union. Appa
noo ana Page.'
Captain of Georgia Denies that He
Wat Intoxicated at Banquet.
TOOK BUT ONE GLASS OF SHERRY
Several Witnesses Testify that He
Was Drank and lilt for Duty .
Pleading to Be Made
GIBRALTAR, Feb. S. All the evidence
in the courtmartial of Captain Edward
Qualtrough of the battleship Georgia, on
charges preferred by Rear Admiral Wain
wrlght that he was under the Influence
of Intoxicants at a reception given at
Tangier by the American minister, Sam
uel R. Gummere, was presented today.
The hearing was held on the battle
ship Louisiana andta number of witnesses
testified that Captain Qualtrough wai
Intoxicated and unfit for duty. The ac
cused officer, who took the stand In his
own. behalf, made a lengthy statement to
the effect that he was 111 and suffering
greatly from fatigue and that he had
only taken one glass of sherry and noth
ing afterwards. He had smoked a strong
Captain of Nebraska Testifies.
Lieutenant Z. If. Madison, chief en
gineer of the Georgia; Ensign Cook and
Captain R. F-, Nicholson of the Nebraska
were the concluing. witnesses for the pros
ecution. All testified 'that - Captain
Qualtrough at the. reception following the
dinner given by Minister Gummere. at
which fifty or more people, Including the
foreign represenatlves, were present, ap
peared to be under the influence of in
toxicants. In their opinion he was unfit
Rear Admiral Walnwright said Captain
Qualtrough was smoking at the entrance
to the ball room and he touched him on
the shoulder and reminded him that there
was a smoking room adjoining. There
was, however, no direct testimony that
Captain Qualtrough had drank to exce-js
or demeaned himself In a noticeable man
ner. Captain Nicholson, who went ashore
with Qualtrough, testified that the lat
ter had complained of feeling "very
Evidence for Defense.
Surgeon Crandall of the Georgia, one
of the two witnesses for the defense, tes
tified that Captain Qualtrough's physical
condition was low and that he, therefore,
was very susceptible to the action of
liquor and tobacco.
The defense introduced aa evidence the
record of Captain Qualtrough's thirty
eight years' service and two flattering
letters of recommendation received by
him during the present cruise.
The pleadings will be made tomorrow,
but the decision will not be officially
given out until it Is finally approved.
In the meantime Captain Qualtrough
will remain aboard the Georgia under ar
rest, not being allowed either on the
bridge or the quarter deck.
The court is composed of Rear Ad
mirals Schroeder and Potter, Captains
Nlles of the Louisiana, Hubbard tf the
Minnesota and Murdock of the Rhode
VETOES NEW LIQUOR BILL
Tennessee Legislature, It la Believed,
Will Pass Meaanre Over Gov
NASHVILLE. Tenn., Feb. 3.-Governor
Patterson today vetoed the bill prohibiting
the manufacture of Intoxicating liquors
after January 1, 1910. The veto message
"If this legislature shall destroy all the
distilleries and breweries, why cannot the
next forbid the raising or selling of the
grains or cultivation of the grape, out of
which liquors are made?
"Shall this or some future legislature
prevent .the farmer from raising or selling
tobacco, or the manufacturer from placing
It on the market?
"If we are thus started where shall we
end? It Is better not to make the start."
It Is a foregone conclusion that the bill
will be passed over the governor's veto.
The prohibition bill was passed by the
senate over the governor's veto this after
noon by a vote of 30 to IX This message
will not reach the house before tomorrow.
RUNAWAY TRAIN KILLS THREE
Milwaukee Stork Train Gets Away
front Crew and Crashes
CHILLICOTHE, Mo..' Feb. 3. -Three train
men were killed and one fatally injured
early today when two stock train on the
Chicago, Milwaukee & 8t. Paul railroad
collided head-on at Powersville, Mo., the
last station this side of the Iowa line.
From details received her is appears that
one of the trains was a runaway, tho crew
having lost control of It. The dead:
ENGINEER JOHN STIPP, Chllllcothe,
FIREMAN JAMBS BROWN, Ottumwa,
BRAKEMAN T. F. BELCHER, Ottumwa,
Engineer Tom Kent of Laredo, Mo., was
HONOR MEMORY OF LINCOLN
Governor of Kentucky Isanea Procla
mation Asking Observance of
FRANKFORT. Ky.. Feb. $. Governor
Wlllson today Issued a proclamation to the
people of Kentucky, calling on them to
display the American .flag and assemble
In their respective communities to honor
the memory of Abraham Lincoln on Febru
ary 12, the 100th anniversary of hi birth.
The governor recommended that Lincoln's
Inaugural address and his Gettysburg ora
tlon be read at these meetings. The gov
ernor says the president of the United
State wtll come from Washington to
Kentucky that day to deliver an address
at the farm on which Uncoln was born
and other distinguished visitors from other
states will also be present.
JONES KILLED IN QUARREL
Former Employe Arrested Following
Marder of Prominent St.
BT. LOUIS. Feb. I. Clarence N. Jones.
president of the Commonwealth Feed com
pany, and a brother of Police Commis
sioner George P. Jones, was shot and
killed In a quarrel In hi mill at Second
and Desoto street her today. Herman A.
Kretschmar, a discharged official of the
company, wa arrested and charged with
Ha asserted that he shot tn aelf-defensa,
Jons died In the city hospital few min
ute after th sbooUf " T " .
From the New York Herald.
ANTI-JAP BILL STIRS COAST
Excitement Over Measure at Fever
Pitch in California,
EXCLUSION 15 SURE TO COME
This la Aaaertlon of the Western
Press, Which Freely Criticises
Attltade of East for Ita
BAN FRANCISCO, Feb. $. With two na
tion stirred to a fever pitch over the antl
Japanese measures of two states the people
of California are beginning to wake up and
B.I. I I. I .11 W '. - '
The burst of the Nevada legislature" wa
unexpected, but It ha not -caused a great
deal of comment in this state, with the ex
ception of the Asiatic Exclusion league no
organisation I cog-aging In the fight. But
these facts are not generally accepted aa an
Indication that the people of the state are
not genuinely Interested In th oriental race
problem. The Interest of the aTleulturlst
is indicated by the bill to prohibit the own
ership of property which was introduced by
A. M. Drew of Fresno, the center of one of
the largest orchard and vineyard districts
of the state. The other bill were Intro
duced by Grove L. Johnson, who hail from
the Sacramento valley, where the Japanese
are regarded with considerable hostility by
people of all classes. This feeling has been
Intensified by the acquisition in late years
by the Japanese of large tract of orchard
and garden lands. ,
The criticisms of the eastern press on the
anti-Japanese feeling In this state ' ha
aroused a storm of protest from the papers
of California. The California paper gen
erally complain that tha real attitude of
the people of this state is not understood
east. Most of these paper regard the ex
clusion of the Japanese to be both neces
sary and inevitable, and they express the
fear that the action of the state legisla.-
ture will retard rather than advance this
solution of the problem.
Press Scores Eaatrrn Attltade.
In an editorial published this morning the
Ban Francisco Chronicle complains that the
feeling against California in the east I en
tirely based on "two main motives, both
sordid one is to keep solid with Japan and
thereby promote the sal of cotton goods
and kerosene, no matter at what cost to
the unfortunate people of the Pacific coast.
and the other is to force congress to make
heavier appropriations for the army and
The editorial predicts the exclusion of
Japanese by domestic law a the only log
ical solution of the problem, and It main
tains that In this desire to keep the Pacific
coast "a white man's country" two-thirds
of the people of the country are with Cali
fornia. In the meantime Governor Glllett and
Speaker Walter Stanton of the assembly
are sitting on the lid, which Is expected to
lift at Sacramento today. Both of these
official say there will be no anti-Japanese
measures passed, but the friends of the bills
are equally certain that they will succeed
In passing the bills.
TOWN LOT PROBE BROADENS
Government Will Go Into Frands la
Individual Block Claims at
MUSKOGEE, OWL, Feb. S.-The govern
ment sprang aj surprise In the Muskogee
town lot fraud Investigation here today,
when it announced that the probing of the
grand Jury would be extended to Include
alleged frauds In scheduling "Individual
blocks." Many persons built temporary
fences around whole blocks of land and
claimed ownership on the ground that these
Improvements secured deeds to the prop
erty. It had been supposed that the in
vestigation would not take in so wide
scope, but would be confined to the secur
ing Illegally of town lots.
Several Texas witnesses, the last of the
men subpoenaed by the government from
that state, were examined today.
CORN MEDICINE COSTS LIFE
Mrs, Mlnalo Basard of St. Joseph
Dies aa Heaalt of Blood
BT, JOSEPH, Mo., Feb. t Mrs. Minn!
Busard, aged 64. wife of Captain B. F.
Busard, prominent in republican politic;
died last night from blood poisoning,
caused by using corn medicine. On leg
Iwaai amputated aeveral day agoJn aj
effort o save her Ufa,
WOULD RAISE STANDARD FINE
Missouri' Attorney General Makes
SncaVcstlon on Offer of Oil
JEFFERSON C1TV. Mo.. Feb. 3.-Attor-ney
General Major today filed In the mi
epeme court of the state a suggestion that
If the court decides to have a hearing on
tha motion filed yesterday by the Standard
OH company of Indiana, that the state be
allowed to bo represented, either In oral
arguments or by filing a brief. The docu
ment does not reveal the exact stand to be
taken by the state, but It is thought that
the attorney general will endeavor to have
enforced tht points agreed - upon In last
night's conference In the case at the ex
ecutive mansion. These potnts In brief are:
"First, that there must be an increase in
the fine levied against the company 'and
It subsidiaries If the court Is disposed to
modify the decree of ouster, and,
"Second, there must be some provision for
effective supervision of the oil business
by the state, whet! er along the lines sug
gested by the companies or otherwise."
"Governor Hadley and John Kennlsh,
who was an assistant In the original prose
cution, agreed with me that the state
should leave the matter to the discretion
of the court," said the attorney general
today, "We wish to be represented, how
ever. If a hearing Is to be granted on the
The Attitude of the Waters-Plc'rce com
pany has not yet been revealed here. The
company has until February 15 to file a
TAFT ALMOST FINISHES TASK
Inspection of Zone to Be Completed
Today and Party Hetnrna
CULEBRA, Canal Zone, Feb. $. President-elect
Taft will have completed his in
spection of the entire line of the canal by
this evening, for today he will visit and ex
amine the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores
lock sites and the Pacific entrance to the
In the course of the afternoon Mr. Taft
will receive at Culebra the members of
the Isthmian Red Cross society.
Mr, Taft will leave Colon for New Or
leans Sunday afternoon Instead of Monday,
as previously arranged.
The engineers of his party are today at
Culebra examining data and report con
cerning the work on the canal.
The engineer have decided to recommend
that breakwaters be built from Colon and
Point Toro, which will better protect the
Caribbean entrance of the canal and form
a safe harbor.
The cost of these breakwater will be
no.000.000i the name amount estimated in
the old plan for a breakwater paralleling
The engineer are contemplating saving
expense by a lower dam at Gatun than was
orlgnally planned. They will remain at
Culebra tomorrow for the purpose of con
ARREST SCORES OF NEGROES
PlttsboraT Police Trying; to Stop
Crime Against Vonaa;
PITTSBURG. Pa.. Feb. J. One hundred
and twenty-six negroes, who were ar
rested late laat night and early today,
following a carnival of crime against
young white girls In' the Herron hill dis
trict recently, were given hearing to
day. Forty-three of them proved that they
have honest employment and were dis
charged. Forty-two were fined In vari
ous amount, varying from 15 up and
forty-one were held over pending further
During tha last month over a doxen girls
have been assaulted In the Herron hill
Large force of police officer were to
day stationed over the affected district
to maintain order.
OFFICIALS AT TAFT BANQUET
Invitations Seat to President, Vic
President and Sixteen South,
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. $. Invitatlona to
th Taft banquet to be given at the Hotel
Grunewald on th night of February 13
have been sent to President Roosevelt,
Vine President Fairbanks, th governor of
sixteen southern state and to a number
of prominent editor, railroad official and
Elaborate arrangement for th reception
of Mr. Tat upon hla arrival an February
Ul are belnr torstulated.
TWO-CENT LAW RESTRAINED
South Dakota Railroads Appeal to
'-. Federal Court.
MEASURE SIGNED YESTERDAY
It Contains an Emergency Clanae
and Wonld Have Been Effective
, at Once Bat for Order of
SIOUX FALI8. S. D., Feb. S.-Judge
John E. Carland, In the United Sta.te dls
tiict court today, granted a restraining
order preventing enforcement of the 2-cent
paene.nger rate law. signed by .the governor
today, pending a hearing berore him Mon
day, March 1, for a temporary Injunction.
The order was granted at the Instance of
the various railroad lines In South Dakota.
The bill contained an' emergency . clause
malting it effective immediately.
Governor Alans BUI.
PIERRE. S. D.. Feb. S. The 2-cent rate
bill, as an emergency measure, going Into
effect at once, was signed by Governor
Vessay today. It Is reported that the rail
roads, through the United States court at
Sioux Falls, will at once seek an Injunc
tion against clerks of court In every county
of the state In which the rallroadB operate
to prevent putting the law Into effect.
HOPKINS GAINS TWO VOTES
Senator Goes Bark to Seventy-Five
on Joint Ballot No Cholco
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 3.-On the
twenty-sixth ballot for United States sena
tor, the total vote tn the Joint session was
Hopkins, 75; Foss, 19; Stringer, 65; Bhurt
leff. 16; Mason, 3; McKlnley, 1; Lowden. 1
Calhoun, 2; Carter H. Harrison, 10; Sher
Constitutional majority of Joint session
ins. Majority of members present and
A net gain of two votes, one In the sen
ate and one In the house, was made by
Senator Hopkins over the vote in the
twenty-fifth ballot yesterday. On the
democratio side ten representatives voted
for Carter H. Harrison of Chicago.
After one ballot the Joint session arose,
MADISON. Wis., Feb. 3. United States
Senator Isaac Stephenson received but GO
vote In Joint assembly today, lacking five
of re-election. There were four members
absent, two from eaoh house.
VOTER TO MARK OWN BALLOT
BUI in Mlsaonrl Legislature I'rartl
cally Establishes Educational
Qualifications at Elections.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Feb. S.-A bill
which If enacted would result in the estab
lishment of an educational qualification for
voter In this state, w-as Introduced In th
upper house of the general assembly today
The measure prohibit election Judges from
marking ballot for a voter unless tho
latter Is physically disabled. Measures
were also proposed for a modification of
the state's control of the police forces In
St. Louis and Kansas City by which four
of the five member of the police boards
will be appointed by the mayors.
Bills were also Introduced In the senate
to compel inn keepers to furnish sheets
nine feet long to their guests and fixing
the rate for berths in sleeping cars at $1
for upper and $1.60 for lowers.
In the house, this being the first day
for the introduction of bills In that body
Vtt measures were presented. The last one
seeks the prohibition of ball playing on
LAND- GRABBER TO PRISON
Kansas Man Given Three Tear for
Violation of Homestead
GUTHRIE, Okl., Feb. 3. Daniel H. Haller
of Englewood, Kan., convicted In the fed
eral court here of subornation of perjury
on two counts, was sentenced today to
three year In the penitentiary and a fine
of 3500 on each count. HI prison sen
tence will run concurrently and the total
fine to be paid will be 31.000.
Haller will appeal. Haller Induced a
number of school teachers in Kansas to
settle on homesteads in Beaver county and
relinquish to hlra without complying with
th homestead law.
Admit They Are Incapable to Draft a
Bank Guaranty Bill.
PEERLESS ONE BADLY WANTED
As He is in Florida. Committees Look
to Other Sources.
ASK POWER TO HIRE LAWYER
Resolution to that Effect Passed in
Both the Houses,
MANY NAMES ARE SUGGESTED
Campala-n Thunder Discovered lo B
More Easily Manufactured Thau
Legislation to Make Good
(From r. Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Neb.. Feb. 3. Srwelal Talo.
gram.)-Wllllam J. Bryan, care Dr. Paine,
Florida. Plcaeo come back and draft a
bill providing for the guaranty of hank
doposlts according to your campaign speci
Tho houso committee on banklna admitted
today it waa unable to do the work.
The senate committee admitted it was nit
cnmpetunt to draft tho bill.
The admissions were made nubllclv. In
the senate Donahoo introduced a resolution
which was adopted, providing that thn
house and senate committees on banking
hold Joint sessions on the a up lion and ha
empowered to emplpy competent lcgal
talent to tfraft the bill.
In the house the same resolution waa in.
traduced and adopted except that Wilson
cut from his carbon conv that nnrtinn
about the employment of a lawyer to draft
tne bill. Wilson, himself, has a bill which
he believe is equal to that designed by
any lawyer or any pther person.
8a tonight tho banking committee of tin
house and tho senate met to talk over thi
situation, decide for certain whom to em
ploy to do tho work and get their bcarlngi
Several lawyers have been uira'Mte.l fnr
the Job, among them former Supreme Court
nmmi8skner Albert of Columbus, Mlko
Harrington of O'Neill, Tom Allen of Lin
coln and a half dozen others. Tho action
of the two committees calling for help
and admitting they were not competent
to draft a bill in line with the democratic
talk during the last campaign, while humil
iating to tha democratio majority in both
houses was not a surprise to those who
navo been following the committees.
Wilson Has Eye to Economy.
When the Joint commit le mat inni.ki
the senate waa represented by Donohoe and
votpp while there were nine members of
the houaa committee present.
Imohoe informed 'the. committee thai
the senate committee had agreed upon th
Volpp bill but was not sure of Its legal
construction and therefore desired to em
ploy legal counsel to look over It before
reporting back to the house, ami inxiHont.
ally he wanted the endorsement of the
nouse committee for the measure.
Wilson for the house committee admitted
that he had cut out the nrt nr th. .-ab
lution presented In the house referring to
the employment of legal counsel because
he said: "it might have caused a rum
pus." The suggestion to cut it out, he
said, was made by Speaker Pool, who said
the committee would have the authority to
employ counsel, anyhow.
Donohoe was not so sure of this and ex
pressed himself a desiring the consent of
the house to the emnlovmen nf a luu,..
so there would be no come back on hla
"Well, It would cost us lumn tn .
lawyer upon the authority of the house.
wnen individually we might get the same
work for $100," answered Wilson.
Graff was elected chairman nf th. 4-1...
committee and both he Bnd Donohoe fav
ored employing the lawyer after the bill
had been drafted, mnrelv tn air.i.hi- ...
the tangles and make It legal. .
The committee decided tonight that the
bill when It Is framed ahnuM ha trnn.
the Volpp-Wilson bill. A subcommittee was
named aa rollows to draft the bill: House.
Graff, Bowman, Kuhlf senate, Miller and
The committee was Instructed to consult
with Governor Shallenbcrger regarding
wliat lawyer it should employ to pas on
the bill after It Is framed. It wa reported
the governor had expressed himself tn favor
of Judge Alberts of Columbus. The com
mittee after It decides Mpon a lawyer Is
to ascertain what ho will charge and have
the legislature ratify the choice and ap
propriate the necessary money to pay the
Initiative and Referendum.
Miller of Custer county Introduced In the
house the much talked about bill for a
proposed constitutional amendment pro
viding for the Initiative and referendum.
The v bill provides that upon a petition
signed by 8 per cent of the voters of the
state filed with the secretary rf state, ask
ing for certain legislation, that officer
shall submit the question to the voters.
The petition must be filed four month be
fore the general election and It shall con
tain a full text of the proposed legisla
tion. For tho referendum It Is required that a
petition signed by 6 per cnt of the voter
of the state shall be filed with the secre
tary of state within ninety day after the
adjournment of the legislature asking that
the law enacted be met aalde.
Bills to be passed upon by the people shall
have for an enacting clause:
"Be It enacted by the people of the a lata
of Nebraska." The governor shall have no
power to veto any law enacted by th
Oppose Chance In Pure Food l.ur.
The Loose-Wiles Biscuit company of
Omaha is opposed lo any chance In tha
pure food law and it has mailed the follow
ing letter to member of the Omalia dele
gation in the house:
We understand that a bill has been In
troduced under No. 'S.Z Which will modify
the exlslln state food law In such a wsy
that it will give manufacturers outside uf
the state privilege not allowed those
located within the state.
We beg to say that we are satisfied with
the pure food law now in force and wa will
appreciate It If you will vote against the
bill above referred to.
We have a large Investment In the state
and trust that you will encourage us by
allowing the pure food laws to remain un
disturbed. Sunday Baa Ball Still Dead.
Behe'ule of Seward again lost out today in
an attempt in the hoiiBe to get his Sunday
base ball bill recommended for passage.
Bcheele had denatured his measure to the
extant that It rrovlild that aamaa ranlft ha
playd. oulsld of Ui UiolW of a clt vr
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