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The Omaha . Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 213.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, 1900 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
POSTAL BILL PASSED
Measura Carrying Two Hundred Thir-ty-Two
Million ?-"Si Senate.
LA FOLLETTE A. V OSE TILT
Wisconsin Senator C M Bus
iness it Purposel) -
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BLAME COMMITTEE ORG ' . '
Says Legislation ii Pushed ,.ough
in Bush of Finish.
RESPONSE IN " ANGRY TONES
rmmrlTiiU Char that Man from
n-rfsrr State Doeo Wot Attl
lertlag at Committee Ha
U Now Htaker Of.
WASHINGTON. Feb. IS. Th postoffic
bill, carrying appropriation of $212,000.
000, wu passed by the senate today after
a atormy debate, during- which Senator
Penrose, In charge of tha mcaaura, made
an angry assault upon Senator La Follette,
who had entered Into a general criticism
of tha aenat committee because of
what ha termed their unwarranted delay
In reporting; great appropriation bill.
Mr. La Follette declared the senate had
permitted a glut of Important legislation
to b disposed of In haute during tha last
dsy of congress, and had suggested that
it would be no calamity If these bills
could b acted upon In tha regular ses
sion, saying that a reorganisation of
committees would allow tha special ses
sion to consider them and other Important
Responding in angry tones, Mr. Pen
rose declared Mr. La Follette'e criticisms
sounded mora like the arguments "made
by a vendor of a patent medicine from
the tall door of a cart In a village of
Wisconsin" than those of a aenator of the
La. Follette and Penrose.
The colloquy was rendered almost tragic
by the angry tone and fiery attitude as
sumed by the senator from Pennsylvania
a h denounced the aenator from Wis
consin, who stood quietly at his place
on the other side of tha chamber staring
back at hi big antagonist.
The day had begun by Mr. La Follette
asking that the poatofflc bill be allowed
lo go overluntll tomorrow as It had just
been reportal from the committee and he
had no tlm? In which to examine It. Mr.
Penrose had resisted thl requet, saying
he would explain all amendment which
had been suggested by hie committee. Mr.
Penrose had moved that the bUI be taken
up and it was laid before the senate, the
aenator from Wisconsin demanding the full
reading of the text of the bill. Later Mr.
La Follette acvertly arraigned the senate
for permitting legislation to accumulate
until the last few day of the session, when,
he declared, bill were rushed through with
little or no time for senator to understand
thorn. ' 'I. -V '
Charaea "Delay at Baalaea.
"My observation is that these appropria
tion bill Bet In here about aa late for the
long session a the do for the short ses
sion," ssld Mr. La Follette. "It seems to
be pert of the system that these most 1m
portsnt executive act shall have little con
sideration." He charged that important
legislation was placed in the meaaure and
passed when It could not paaa aa a separate
bill. He said alio that the salary Increase
lor the Judiciary for the hlg-h executive offi
cers and for tha vice president and the
speaker of the house had been put through
In that way and Insisted that commltteea
unduly delayed bllla which might b re
ported earlier so that the senate would have
more opportunity to study and understand
them. He declared he hoped the tariff bill
would not be put through on a 'greased
"I do not see." he continued, "that It
would be such a terrible calamity to the
country If the discussion of these bills
should carry some of them over to an extra
session. I know thst if appropriation bill
are disposed of at this time there will not
be any reorganisation of committees at this
lime and varloue Important legislation out
side of appropriation bills ought to go over
to another session of congress."
Senator Penrose Interrupted to ask the
senator from Wisconsin whether "h was
delivering hi regular lecture," adding- that
he thought he had heard It all before.
Mr. La Follette replied that observations
of that sort would not promote the passage
Of the bill and said that his remsrks were
apt tq be still more familiar. He chlded
Uia senate with having put off Interstate
commerce legislation for nine year and
l aving delayed the pare food law for seven
tren by applying the same methods agaijut
which he was contending.
tkars Retort frosa Penrose.
At this point Mr. Penrose arose and with
violent anger, and glaring across the cham
ber at the slight form of the senator from
Wisconsin, said: '
"I shall not sit silent on my seat when
mtsnistemcnts are made or claptrap states
manship Is attempted here. I charge that
the senator from Wisconsin has been oa the
committee on census, and during his service
on that committee had failed to attend a
single meeting of It. I make that charge
without fear of contradiction. He lsxm the
committee on claims, and haa only attended
It meetings once or twice In all bis service,
and that attendance waa only to bring up
some trivial claim. I maks this statement
without fear of contradiction that he Is
on the committee on pensions, which
lis one of the largest appropriation bills
pending before congress every year, and he
has hardly ever been present at It meet
ings, according to the unanimous testimony
of nearly all of hi colleague on that com
mittee. He la on the Important committee
of Indian affair, which every ear con
siders a great appropriation bill, and he
haa seldom or never rendered any service
"And he ha been In Ihe aenate during
two years." Interrupted Senator Qalllnger
from his seat. . 1
"There Is no senator." continued Mr. Pen
rose, "who haa a greater record for absen
teeism the a he. It 111 becomes him to criti
cise these commltteea. When he Is here It
is only to delay the business of the aenate,
to hold up the transaction of publto bul
ness and to embarrass those who, under
their aatha of office and la the conscien
tious discharge of their dutlea, endeavor to
enact legislation. I shall not sit hsra and.
and I desire to give such nolle to the ca
stor from Wisconsin, and listen to argu
ment that might better be made by a
vender of a patent medicine from tha tail
door of a cart In a village of Wleconsln
than from a senator of the L'nlted States."
Senator Gallinger said aa Mr. Penrose
(Continued on Second Page.)
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
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FOR OMAHA. COUNCIL BLUFFS AND
VICINITY-Kalr and colder Friday.
FOR NKBRA8K A Fair Friday and
FOR lOWA-Frlday. felr and colder.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Chief Geronlmo la burled according to
the rltea of the Apache tribe, tempered
by a Christian minister. rage 1
Supposed brutal assault upon Miss EIU
dingles In Chlcsgo hotel proves to be a
"frame up" by the girl aa revenge on an
enemy. Tf, x
Robert B. Bledoe, Kansas City bandit,
tells Ha story to the police and prove
to be a well-known Delias character.
President Roosevelt tells Pan-American
conference for the preservation of natu
ral resources that it is a n
world harmony of action.
Two hundred delegatea In attendance at
the Young Men1 Christian association
state convention. Page 3
Bupreme court refuse to grant a rs
hearlng In th Mead Bhumway case and
ha will hang today unless the governor or
the district court Interferes. page S
Colonel Barrister, who made a great
reputation as a surgeon in the Phlllp
plnes, is in Omaha. Pag 7
Fish are reasonable in price with the
approach of Lent. rag's T
Lawyers have a lively tilt in court over
tha Cackley divorce case. Pag T
Attorneys for Van Goodell ask for a new
trial. rip 18
Purchase of Conroy by Washington may
presage the return of Schipke to the
minora. Sale also remove one competi
tor from the path of Austin in New York.
oomcx&ciAx aits xjrxrsrriAX. .
Live stock markets. rag 11
Grain markets. rag 11
Stock and bond. rag 11
Honmin or ocxajt STSAMaxirs.
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TEDDY NOT ROMAN CITIZEN
Mayor of Rome Decides Not to
Make Distinction Between
ROME, Feb. 18. The mayor of Rome,
Signor Nathan, decided not to carry out
the proposal to confer upon Theodore' Rooee
velt the citizenship of Rome, during hla
brief stay in Italy, on his way to east
Africa. It was planned to confer this honor
upon Mr. Roosevelt as a recognition of the
generosity of the United Ststes toward
the earthquake sufferer, but Signor
Nathan believe that when all nations did
everything In their power to help tha needy
no distinction should be made.
SHERCLIFFE JN CANON CITY
Convicted Marderer Waa Bee
frosa Offlerra Is New In Colorado
CANON CITY, Colo.. Feb. ll.-Frank
rTlisrcliffe. who wss recently acquitted in
Minneapolis of the charge of. robbing a
Northern Pacific train In Montana, arrived
here In the custody of Colorado officer
thl afternoon and waa placed in the peni
tentiary t begin hi sentence of twenty
five years for murder at Leadvllle. Sher
clif fe escaped while being brought her from
Leadvllle several montha ago. Shercliffe
wa so heavily manacled that he had to be
literally carried from the train.
DIVORCE FOR MRS. W. J. LEMP
Conrt Also Gives Her Sic Tkooaand
Dollars Year Alimony and
Caatodr of Ben.
T. LOUIS, Feb. 13 A decree of divorce
with alimony of tS.OOS year and the cus
tody of her eon was awarded Mr. William
3. Lemp. Jr., by Judge George Hitchcock
In the circuit court here today. The deci
sion followed a sensational trial which
lasted more than a week and closed Tues
You learn with
your first automo
bile. Isn't a second
band machine to
start with a pretty
You will find a chance to
get a really good car cheap, if
you watch the ads under the
"Automobile" heading on the
want ad age.
Soma men, you know, who hava
too much money, aell their car
very year to as to hava the latest
make. Some people who own cars
move away. 8ome who thought
their taate waa for autoa, change
their mind. They usually adver
tise thetn for aale in The Bee.
Watch the Want Ad page. It pay.
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OOIEL HORROR PROVES FARE
Chicago Police Assert Ella Gingles
Framed Up Big Mystery.
PORT WTJIE USED FOB BLOOD
Yoaaa- Woman et ae Carefully
la Effort lo Get Revenge oa
Employer, Who Had Her
CHICAGO. Feb. IS. Bclasco never set a
stsge.wlth greater care than Klla Qingloa
did for the sensation which was created
when her unconscious, bound and gagged
form was found in a general bath room at
the Wellington hotel yesterday, according
to Chief of Detectives O'Brien. Captain
O'Brien, dropping Into the vernacular of
the police today, declared the whole thing
wss a "frame up." He salj he had been
assured by the physicians who attended the
young lace maker that t.iere had been' no
assault, although ahe may have had as
sistance In tying herself to the bath tub.
Kven the blood in the tub and in the wash
basin, It Is now asserted, wis composed
largely of port wine and water. Captain
O'Brien ssld he hoped to clear up the
mystery in detail today with another in
terview with Miss dingles, who wa re
ported at the hospital a little the worse
for her experience.
NEWS MAKES STATEMENT
Indianapolis Paper ays It Coarse
Will Not Be Altered by
INDIANAPOLIS. Feb. 18.-The News pub
lishes the following statement concerning
the Panama canal Indictments:
"The Issue presented by the Indictments
Is, of course, one for the court; In regard
to that little or nothing need be said. But
there Is a wider issue concerning which,
we think, a good deal will be said. Per
haps it I needless to say that the course
of the New will be In no way Influenced
or affected by what has happened. We
hall continue to discuss public questions on
their merits, as in the past, and to criticise
publto men without political or partisan
"This I the phase of the question that
most concerns the public. It hss a right to
know that the functions of a free and In
dependent newspaper will not cease to be
allowed to be performed, and also to know
that no personal element will be allowed to
obtrude Itself In any of the criticisms that
we may feel called on to make. We shall
not be coerced Into silence, nor tempted
into unfairness. Believing that the great
principle of freedom of the press 1 at stake,
we must do what we can to uphold It- No
more Important service than this can be
performed by a newspaper, especially at
thl date. The public, to which alone the
New acknowledge any obligation, may
foel sure that thl paper will continue to
serve it Interests as It sees them. To sum
up, we shall print the news and tell the
truth about it a It la given us to ac the
HARRIMAN - CASE . IS ENDED
Appeal for Boating; to the Coast Over
the Hill Lines Heard by
CHICAGO, Feb. 18. Interstate Commerce
Commissioner Prouty today concluded the
taking of testmony In the application of the
Union Pacific railroad to compel the North
ern Pacific to enter Into a through routing
arrangement under which the Harrlman
roads may use the Portland gateway, con
trolled by J. J. Hill, to points beyond. W.
Rogers, ticket agent of the Chicago A Al
ton at St. Louis; W. J. DeFrles, ticket
agent of the Union Pacific at Kansas City,
and other testified to the desirability of
the Portland route.
P. 8. Rustle, general paasenger traffic
manager of the Chicago, Burlington &
Qulncy railroad, waa the last witness. He
said he wished the Portland gatoway were
even tighter, aa it would force more traffic
over hi road by way of Denver and Bill
ings. The commission will listen to arguments
of counsel in the case at Washington
April 7. -
WOMAN VICTIM OF LOVER
Caltferala Man Kills Mrs. Minnie Col.
Hie, with Whoa Ha Had
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 18.-T. H. Ben
nett, of Eureka, Cel., who arrived in Seat
tle today, shot and killed Mr. Minnie Col
vllle, recently of Los Angeles, and who
waa known as Mrs. Bennett, then fatally
shot himself. Mrs. Colville is the undl
vorced wife of T. H. Colville, and prior to
her arrival here had lived with Bennett as
his wife for seven years. She then de
serted him. Bennett wa 38 year old and
the woman 83.
TARIFF CONFERENCE IS OVER
Deileaaera Believe Convention Will
Resnlt la Establishment Per
saaaeat Tariff Commission.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Feb. 18.-The Na
tional Tariff commission convention ad
That the action of the convention in its
demand for the creation of a permanent
tariff commission will bear fruit In con
gressional action towards the same meaaure
1 confidently asserted by Ita members.
A telegram of regret for hi Inability to
attend the convention waa sent by Sena
tor Cummins of lows.
WIRELESS MESSAGE TO HAWAII
station at I.oa Angeles la Toaelt with
Kahaa, TwentyTwo Haadred
IS ANGELES, Feb. 18.-LOS Angeles
was in wireless communication with the
Hawaiian islands last night for the first
time. Operator Blakeney of the United
wireless station reported todsy that hla
atatlon wa In touch with the station at
Kahua. Hawaii, for a brief time last night
The distance between the two points is
about 2.200 miles.
PRESIDENT SIGNS KNOX ACT
Meaa.ro ItedaolasT Salary of Seerotar,
of state to g 8,000 Beeoate
WASHINGTON, Feb. IS. - President
Roosevelt today signed the special act re
lating to the salary of secretary of state
which I counted upon to remove the orastl
tutUnai objections to Philander C. Knoi
a the premier In President Teft's cablucU
From the New York Herald.
APACHE RITES FOR OLD CHIEF
Two Hundred Prisoners of War Take
Fart in Geronimo's Funeral.
WIDOW WOULD KILL HIS HORSE
Aged Indian Die la Old Faith, Be
ing Saapended from Christina
Charch for Drinking aad
LAWTON, Okl.. Feb. 18.-Ceroolmo. the
old Indian war chief,' who died at Fort BUI
yesterday, waa laid at rest In the Apache
burying ground northeast of the army
post today. Rev. L. L. Legters, the In
dian missionary minister, condnucted the
services, which were as similar to the old
Apache style of burial as the minister's
conscience would permit. The War depart
ment official had. set aside today as a hol
iday for the Apache prisoners of war at
Fort Sill and the SOO warriors Joined In the
low procession that carrV-40be remain of
their esr-leadec-to'. theif fluai resting place.
; It was only by great -effort that Oeron
lmo's widow waa kept yestetday from kill
ing the old warrior' sorrel driving horse,
his favorite, so that It might . paas on
with him to the happy hunting grounds.
Geronlmo died in the old faith, the re
ligion of his forefathers, which knew no
white man's God. The sun waa his con
ception of Deity. Four years ago, when
Oeronlmo was much alaj-med that the In
juries he received from a fall from hi
horse would prove fatal, he olned the
Reformed church. He was suspended from
the church two years later because of ex
cessive drinking, gambling and otherwise
breaking the r,ules of the church.
Asa Dukluge,. who has been acting chief
of the Apaches In all their dealings with
the government, will likely succeed Geron
lmo. Dukluge Is the last of the hereditary
chiefs of the Chlricahue branch of the
Apaches, to which Oeronlmo belonged.
TO INCORPORATE HILL ROAD
BUI Asked by Maaltoba aad Great
Northern tomes Before Ihe
WINNIPEG. Man.. Feb. 18.-A bill to
Incorporate the Manitoba & Great Northern
railway came before the legislature today.
Louis W. Hill, Robert I. Farrington, James
Fisher, Charles P. Wilson and John Fran
el Fisher are Incorporator. The bill fives
permission to the company to build tinea
of railway from Winnipeg to Brandon,
Man., and from Brandon to 13 k horn, Man.,
and thence weat to the boundary of Sas
katchewan. From Morden the line will go to Rath
well In Manitoba and thence northerly to
meet the Winnipeg-Brandon line. The cap
ital stock will be LJ.(X0. The general
office 1 to be in Winnipeg. The company
I to have power to buy inland line from
Gretna to Portage, It Prairie and from
Morden to the boundary.
Two year ago when James J. Hill, the
chairman of the Great Northern railway,
visited Winnipeg he announced that the
Great Northern Railroad company would
build another line across western Canada,
starting from Winnipeg. Since then the
project apparently has been held In abey
ance,' but the present bill means a revival
of the scheme st once.
STCRM LOSS BREAKS RECORD
Last Bllssard Worst Kver Kaowa
for Injary to Telegraph
CHICAGO. Feb. 18. In lnt of damage
done, It was learned today the storms of
last Saturday. Sunday and Monday were
the worst ever experienced by the tele
graph companies and the railroads. Thou
sand upon thousand of poles are still
down and hundreds of miles are prostrate.
Throughout the slates of Indiana, Ohio,
New York. Weat Virginia. Pennsylvania.
Maryland. New Jersey, Delaware and all
of New England telegraph atrvtce Is cur
tailed and in sections discontinued. It will
be week before normal conditions are re
stored. DAMAGE BY SIVAS EARTHQUAKE
Post Haadred aad Thirty Bulldina
Destroyed aad Death l.lst
Limited to Thirty.
SIVAS, Allelic Turkey, Wednesday. Feb.
IT. The earthquake that visited thla dis
trict February 1 did much damage tq
building, but the loss of life wa not
great, thirty persons killed being the moat
reliable estimate. Four hundred and
thirty building were entirely destroyed
and 4! were slightly damaged. Slight
shocks continue today throughout the vil
ayet and in the diatriot of Sustetrt
etr- .JstTr-j - i Milium ""Trm i
FOR THAT TIRED FEELING.
JAIL SCORE OF SUFFRAGETTES
London Police Break Is Attempt to
Present Resolutions to Pre
LONDON, Feb. 18. The uffrsgette failed
today In their attempt to present to Pre
mier Asqutth the resolution adopted at yes
terday's meeting of the Woman' Freedom
league, declaring for a continuation of the
militant propaganda for suffrage. They
first attempted to march In procession, but
their line being broken tip by the police
they mingled with a crowd of the curious,
who had gathered to witness the scene, and
sauntered singly toward Downing street.
The police,- however, had completely
blocked all entrance to the thoroughfare
and twenty of the more militant suffra
gettes who tried to bresk through the lines,
were arrested, charged with Interfering with
the police. For a time there was a scene
of great disorder, women time and again
throwing themselves valiantly against the
double line of police only to be forced back,
or if they were unusually persistent, to be
handed over to constables, . who marched
them off to the police station amid cheer,
hoot and hisses from the throng. ,
.THe-oolk'-finally 'Peered the street and
the women who were not arrested returned
Ho their hall, where they were addressed
The women who were taken into custody
were later arraigned In a police court. They
refused: to pay the fines Imposed and all
were sent to prison for term varying from
a fortnight to a month.
FIVE DOLLARS AND ONE KISS
Thl I Change Coafldeace Man Mord
Glvea Kansas City Women '
KANSAS CITY, Feb. U.-Charles E.
Nord, who attained much notoriety re
cently because of the numerous love letters
found In hi trunk by the police from
women all over the United State, wa ar
raigned here yesterday at the Instance of
one of his victims, charged with obtaining
money on false pretenses. Nord entered a
plea of not guilty and was bound over to
the criminal court. Five dollars and a kiss
are all the return that the prosecuting wit
ness, Mrs. Carrie A: Hamilton of thla city,
testified that she received for $600 which
she gave Nord in one lump and about 90
In cash given at other times.
"I had only SS cents in the world when
he left me," said Mrs. Hamilton. Nord
went to Omaha and did not return, so Mrs.
Hamilton swore out a warrant for his
arrest. Following his arrest the polite un
earthed hundreds of love letter from
women In all part of the country, all
written In endearing terra and many of
them showing that their author had sup
plied Nord with funds. Mr. Hamilton said
that Nord traded her millinery store for a
farm In Arkansas, but did not give her
any of the proceeds. Nord' defense was
that the money waa given him merely as
a mark of affection.
MEETS REFUSAL WITH GUN
Wlseoasla Farmer Kills Sweetheart
aad Her Mother After
BOSCABEU Wla, Feb. 18.-John McDon
ald, a farmer living near Gayes Mills, last
evening shot and killed hi sweetheart.
Nancy Lenox, and her mother, Mrs. Oscr
Lnox, at their home. The murder followed
a lovera' quarrel. Both women were killed
The murder was the result of the girl'
refusal to marry McDonald. Two shots
were fired at Miss Lenox, the first at close
enough range to burn her wrist. The sec
ond shot lodged behind the left ear. There
la evidence of a terrible struggle In the
1 louse where the double murder wa com
mitted. Some of the furniture and rooms
bear traces of blood stain and blood tracks
extend out to the woodshed In the back
of the house.
Mrs. Lenox when found had a broomstick
gripped In her hands. Mr. Lenox wa a
widow 'and tha girl waa a telephone oper
ator. McDonald wa taken to Prairie du Chien
to avoid lynching. Today he waived exam
ination at hla iireltminary hearing and wa
bound over to the May term of court
FURNITURE DEALERS MEET
National Convention starts at St.
Loots with Two Haadred
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Feb. 11-The National
Furniture Dealers', association began It
two days' convention her today with about
20 delegate, representing thirty states.
D. N. Foster of Fort Wayne. Ind., deliv
ered the president' annual address. Other
speaker todsy wen George E. Roberta,
Philadelphia; W. J. Pllklngton. De
Moines, and Mark P. Goodlet, 8L Lou la
BANDIT HAS STRANGE CAREER
Bledsoe, Who Tried to Extort Honey
from Millionaire, Tells Story.
LEFT DALLAS EIGHT YEARS AGO
Since Then He Haa Traveled Aronnd
tha World Lived for a. Time at
Pierre aad Say His Hair
KANSAS CITY, Feb. 18.-Robert Benja
min Bledsoe, wh,o confessed his Identity
last night, gav a number of additional
fact to the police today. Bledsoe is the
man who attempted to extort 17,000 fronl
Lawrence M. Jones, the millionaire mer
chant, by the use of a dynamite bomb.
Bledsoe said that ha wa well known In
Dallas, Tex. He aald that W. II. Gaston,
a banker of Dallas, would vouch for the
truthfulness of his story. Jim Hsmbrlck,
a grocer, also of Dallas, wss another friend,
a waa E. W. Forbes. He knew two fam
Tiles, the Mackaya and Smith, well. .
Leaving Dallas about lsoo, Bledao haa
had a atrttnge career. He ha been around
the world. In 1904 he waa employed by Ed
Olney at the latter' horn at Pierre, S. D.
Bledsoe says his hair change color.
8omettmea it Is reddish and at other time
black. This Istter statement leads the po
lice to believe that Bledsoe has dyed his
hair, which I now black, and the official
are still wont to doubt his story,
Bledsoe said that In 1903 he was em
ployed at the Old Napoleon copper mine,
near Angelo, Cal., under the name of Bob
Arthur. He aald one of the owners of the
mine, a Mr. Williams, could probably verify
In 1904, after working In South Dakota,
Bledsoe went to Moorcroft, Wyo., and en
tered the employ of W. B. Barney, the
owner of a large sheep ranch. From Moor
croft he worked at a number of point
throughout Wyoming, always under dif
Bledsoe Well Kaowa la Dallas.
DALLAS. Tex.. Feb. 18. Investigation
made today in Dallas confirms the state
ments made by Robert Benjamin Bledsoe
of his Identity and associations in Dallas
and vicinity. Ho I well remembered here.
Bledsoe's father, David Crockett Bledsoe,
used to live north of Dallas. He has been
dead several years.
Robert Benjamin Bledsoe deserted hi
wife and two children seven years ago.
They are now living obscurely near Dal
las. Bledsoe had the reputation of being
TWO THOUSAND NAVY MEN
Admiral Bperry Announces Plaas for
Jackie In Taft Innnan
t ral Parade.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 18.-By wireless
Admlrsl Bperry, commanding the battleship
fleet now approaching the Atlantio coast,
ha communicated in detail the name of
the officer who are to come to Washing
ton in command of the naval brigade at the
inauguration of President Taft. The dis
patch came by way of the Boston navy
yard. Rear Admiral W. F. Potter is to
command the brigade, which Is to be made
up of two divisions, commanded respec
tively by Captain F. F. Fletcher of the
Vermont and F. E. Beatty of the Wiscon
sin. Eighty-four officers and 1.S74 men are
to comprise the brigade, which will be
brought to Washington from Hampton
Road on th transport Dixie and Prairie
and the Hartford.
MOVE IN HOUSE TO RAISE MAINE
Committee . Will larlado Item for
Commission to Investigate Fcas
' lblllty aad Cost.
WABHINOTON, Feb. 18.-The houe com
mittee on appropriation I to Include In
the sundry civil bill an Item looking toward
the ultimate raising of the battleship Mslne.
the wreck of which still remains In Havana
harbor. Tha subcommittee which is pre
paring the bill haa decided to Insert a
clause which provide for a commission
which will be directed to Investigate the
condition of the wreck and determine the
feasibility and cost of raising It.
OHIO FARMER FLIESAIRSHIP
Makes aeeessfnl Flight la Aeroplane
Started by Horse aad
CANTON, O., Feb. X8.-W. N. Martin,
civil engineer and farmer, made a flight of
SCO feet at a height of six feot la hi aero
plane thl morning. The initial power I
furnished by a horse attached to rope and
pulley. Other flight will he mad during
BRYAN TOO STRONG
Starts Something- in His Denunciation
of the Carnegie Fund.
SENATORS RESENT LANGUAGE
Consider His Objections Without a
KTJHL PRIMARY BILL HELD UP
Number of Objections Made in the
House to Measure.
CHANCE FOR SUNDAY BASE BALL
Sennle Reconsiders oto Killing Bill
aad After Amendments It 1
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 18.-(Bpeclal. Mr. Bryan
has stirred up a hornet's nest by his speech
of yentcrday. He so vigorously denounced
the bill to permit the teacher of the fitnte
university to iwrticlpate In the Carnegie
pension fund that he haa roused the Ire of
the democratic members of the senate who
voted for It. and he ha stirred up tha
member of the house who favor the bill.
Inasmuch' as the bill received twenty-five
votes In Ihe senate the members of the ma
jority party In the upper branch of the leg
islature believe tliey are In a position to
Insist that the house act favorably upon
the measure f.ot withstanding Mr. Bryan
"I was surprised at the vigor desplayed
by Mr. Bryun In his talk yesterday." said
ono democratic member, "and I was dis
appointed that some of that vigor wa not
used In advocacy of the bill providing for
county option. The Illustration he used In
hi attack on the Carnegie pension fund
was certainly far-fetched."
The fact that Mr. Bryan himself secured
from Carnegie the funds for the erection of
the Lincoln city library fit In so badly
with the talk against Carnegie yesterdny
that many of the members have discussed
his Inconsistency since the speech.
Today some of the most prominent demo
crats in the house predicted that the Car
negie bill will receive a majority on tlurd
"What harm can come of permitting tha
teachers or the State university from par
ticipating In the Carnegie fund?" said one
democrat. "Tho teacher do not draw th
pension until they have retired from active
work.' Before they can become eligible to
participate in the fund they must have
taught for twenty-five year, or for fifteen
year If they have reached the age of SS
year. Beside, Mr. Carnegie haa nothing
to do with th fund. It la In the hand of
a board of trustee which I self-perpetuating.
Mr. Bryan' talk wa certainly not
baaed on the real fact In the case."
The advocate of county option say Mr.
Bryan haa chosen "thl day who he will
urre" and will govern themselves accord'
Shoemaker Score la Long Fight.
Shoemaker of Douglas county, who for
more than twenty years ha been trying to
get the legislature to submit a constitu
tions! amendment on tha qualification of
electors, has at last got his measure recom
mended for passage by the house. HI bill
provide for a constitutional amendment
that all foreign born male resident 21 year
old may vote after six month In the atate,
city and ward or precinct, upon taking out
their first papers, but that at tha end of
five years they must become full fledged
cltliens or the right of franchise la taken
away from them. When the bill came up
In the committee of the whole Nettleton of
Clay moved to strike out the word "mala,"
which would have made a women' suf
frage bill out of It. Thl created a lot of
laughter and lot of fun and It looked like
Shoemaker wa again to be defeated In hi
life work, but Raper opposed killing th
bill with amendment and Nettleton with
drew the motion, saying he had offered it
In a spirit of fun. Nettleton then endorsed
the bill and urgod favorable action.
Hoase Favors Capital Pnnlshment.
The house went on record this morning aa
favoring capital punishment when the
Raper bill to amend the present law so aa
to provide life Imprisonment Instead of
hanging was defeated. Half a dosen mem
bers spoke for and against the bill, but tha
sentiment wa overwhelmingly for capital
After Looae Leaf Record.
H. R. 2S2. by Pool of Johnson, which
amends the present law giving the right
to the people to Inspect public records,
to provide that the official shall keep
tha records In bound volumes, is aald
to be a knock on the loose leaf record
now kept by a great majority of the
counties in the state. Because of that
the standing committee .1 amended
the bill to provide for the us of leu
leaf record. a
Sink' License Bill Poaalao.
Sink of Hall county today received a
letter from Charle G. Ryan, writing a
secretary of the Grand Island Commercial
club, endorsing his bill to compel ped
dlers to pay a license of $100 a month.
The letter said the meaaure Would . be.
If parsed, of great benefit not only to
merchants, but to the people who buy
from peddlers as well.
Primary Bill Held I p.
The house this afternoon showed a dis
position to go slow in changing th
primary law by falling to take action on
the Kuhl bill. Thl bill provide able
gates to the state convention shall be
selected according to the decision of the
county committee and the representation
shall be boxed on the vote cent for presi
dent. It alao provides that the platform
convention shall be held In July previous
to the state primary. It repeal that sec
tion which permits proposed constitu
tional amendments to go on the party
ballot. This raised objection from Wil
son of Polk, who believed In no ether
way could the constitution be amended.
Taylor of York opposed the manner in
which the bill proposed to select dels
gate to the convention. Grelg of Plait
wanted one delegate for each county and
no more. Jelley favored the bill aa It
waa introduced. The committee rose dur-.
Ing the discussion of the bill and saved
It from defeat.
Howell Work la Hoase.
"Senstor Howell tia been sending, for
members of our delegitlun and for other
member of the huuso and urging tliem to
tand for an elective police commission in
Omaha," aald Representative Connolly. "So
far he bss been unable to secure any of
the house delegation who la opioaed to
the elective commission. Ho Is telling some
of th member unless we slmd for his
Omaha charter providing tot Use etacllve