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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 223.
OMAIIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 191W TEX PAGES.
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Explosion of Gas
A GREAT TANGLE
Consider Bleached J, Ruling ii
Famous Spokane Case is Finally De
cided in Favor of the
Parliamentary Mixup Over Bill to
Drawings the t.
Close Saloons at Seven in
QUALITY OF FL0U1
DECISION IS FAR REACHING
MEASURE FINALLY DEFEATED
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SECRETARY WILSON STAd PAT
Sioux City People Complain of Issu
ance of Passes Over Bridge.
LAW AFFORDS THEM NO RELIEF
nmher of Nehraehans Art-Ire for the
Inaagiral, .tmoa Them Chief
Donahue and Victor Rose
water of Omaha.
i From a Buff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March l-tSpecial Tele
gram.) Nebraska millers, and there are
nearly J60 of them, according to recent
Htatlatlca, are face to face with a situation
that spells reduced prices for their flour
unless Berretary Wilson modifies his recent
order compelling Nebraska millers to mark
their packages of flour "artificially
Ir. Wiley recently decided that where
mlliers bleach their lour by electricity
that packages In which flour Is put up must
show to tha public the color was artificially
produced. The winter wheat flour of Ne
braska Is yellow, whereas tha spring wheat
flour of Dakotas and Minnesota Is white.
It Is a well established fact that there Is
more nutriment In winter wheat than In
spring wheat. But the flour eating public
Insist upon using white flour and In order
to aatlsfy the tastes of consumers in this
lVgard the millers of Nebraska have been
artificially bleaching their flour by the use
of electrU'lty. This Dr. Wiley says they
must stop unless they brand their goods
as above outlined.
In consequence of this decision of Dr.
Wiley, re-enforced by that of Secretary
Wilson, Nebraska millers are up against
a most aerloua situation. They are pro
testing with all their might against what
to them seems a gross Injustice, for they
assert that the use of electricity In no
wise affects the nutritious quality of Ne
braska fluur, which is becoming one of the
leudtng flours iu the eastern markets. The
millers of Nebraska have requested their
senators, Burkett and Brown, to do every
thing In their power to secure a modi
fication of the order, which cannot help
have but an result, a reduction In the
price of Nebraska flour if they are not per
mitted to bleach it. The millers In droves
nre sending appealing letters to the senators
piuyrrfully urging upon them speedy
tut inn in bring about the abrogation of Dr.
Wiley's order. Otherwise It is believed that
.he fanners nf Nebraska will be compelled
to take a less price for their wintr wheat.
Wllaon Stands fat.
Senntoin burke It and Brown have been
laboring with Secretary Wilson to secure
some confession to the millers of Ne
biaska. but the secretary refuses to budge
a ti lnih Ttmu Iiola t nH.ain t eit in him thn '
suggestion of the millers that the nutri
tious qualities of the flour when belached
and when not bleached be left to a conimis
ioii of expert chemists, but the secretary
would not listen to the proposition. While
he admitted to the senators that the ques
tion was one open to discussion he Insisted
that if flour was artificially bleached the
sacka and barrels should be so marked In
compliance with the pure food regulations.
A large number of chemists differ from
Dr. Dr. Wiley that the use of electricity
for bleaching has a deleterious effect upon
flour. Hut Secretary Wilson is dead set
In favor of his chief of the bureau of
t hemlstry and unless some other method
is taken to secure a modification of the
order fear is expressed that the flouring
mills of Nebraska will suffer the loss of
thousands of dollars, as will the fanners
of the prairie state due to an extremely
narrow construction of the pure food laws.
Poatofflcr Site Selected.
The Treasury department today, after
considerable controversy, which haa been
going on for sonm time, fixed the loca
tion of the site for the new postofflce at
Huron on Dakota avenue. This Is the site
recommended by the special agent who In
vestigated all the locations offered.
Chief Donohue in Washington.
J. J. Donahue, chief of police of Omaha,
la in Washington to aid Major Sylvester,
chUf of police of this city, in spotting crim
inals who may be attracted to the national
capital during inauguration. Major Syl
vester has requested the police chiefs from
a number of the leading cities of the conn
try to come lo Washington and aid him In
preserving order and protecting not only
the residents, but the thousands of Strang
ers from the criminal classes.
Cannot Stop Passes. .
Tha War department decided today that
It haa net the power to interfere lu the
trouble between the residents of South
Sioux City and the bridge company for the
reason that traffic across the bridge Is
not of an Interstate character and the sec
retary of war haa no penalty to Impose
should direct the discontinuance of passes
to the city and county cfficlais as the Ne
braska complainants demand. The decis
ion of the secretary of war came today in
the shape of a letter to Senator Brown,
who took the matter up with the depart
ment several weeks ago upon the receipt
of complaints from the Nebraska side.
These complaints alleged that village and
county officials had free passage over the
bridge, while other people had to pay; that
this caused these officials to be remiss
In their duty to the public and the bridge
company kept It roorly lighted and poorly
protected, making It unsafe for people pass
ing over It atfer dark.. It was also alleged
that the bridge was assessed at only a
that me UI iu mmm
fraction of lis real v
officials held toll pas
talus, because county
Senator Brown's letter caused a thorough
Investigation on thr part of the chief of
engineers of the War department. In dis
cussing passes and the power of the federal
government regarding them. General Mar
shall, chief of engineers had this to say;
"While the practice complained of may
be Irritating, I do not know of any federal
law forbidding It. nor any law under which
the secretary of war ca prohibit It. It la
not a matter of Interstate commerce and
consequently does not come within the
purview of nd pass provisions of the
(Continued on Second Page,1
Twelve Men Are Badly Burned and
Lafge Force is Carrying on
Work of Rescue.
W1LKL3-BARRE, Pa., March 2.-Twelve
men were badly burned by an explosion
of gas today In No. 14 colliery of the Erie
Coal company at Port Blanchard, Fa., near
here. It la feared several of them will die
from their Injuries.
Klre followed the explosion and a number
of men are entombed back of the fire, but
how many the officials of the colliery are
unable to state. A large force of rescuers
are at work. A section of l.osn has been
run into the mine and with a full head of
water the officials expect t get control
of the fire In a short time.
,At 10 o'clock two men were taken out
dead. The colliery, when working at its
full capacity, employs firm men; but that
many were not at work when the explosion
There is considerable excitement about
the mouth of the mine. Relatives of the
entombed men are gathered In large num
bers and their grief in pitnhle to behold.
The mine officials estimate that there are
sixty men entombed back of the fire but
they have not given up hope of rescuing
them alive. Some nf the employes who
escaped believe that all the men will perish
from suffocation. It is said the explosion
was caused by a workman entering an
abandoned portion of the mine with a lamp.
All of the entombed men escaped through
an old working this afternoon. Srmie,
overcome by black damp, were carried to
the surface by their fellow workers. This
fire in the mine Is still burning.
Union Pacific Magnate Announces He
Will Build No New Lines Under
BAN ANTONIO. Tex., March 2.-B. H.
Harriman and party left early today for a
trip over the western coast extension of
the Mexican lines of the Southern Pacific.
Mr. Harriman will return by way of Cali
fornia and will be In New York within two
weeks, after several weeks "camping out"
near Ban Antonio. He said last night that
his health Is wonderfully improved; that
he feels like a new man. He personally
superintended the tearing down of his six
tents and the party occupied apartments
Mr. Harrtman's parting message was that
America may not expect any extension of
his lines this year unless conditions change
radically and that be does not contemplate
any, but he promises to make extensive
Improvements of existing lines.
Cuts All Wages
Lackawanna Concern Orders a Gen
eral Reduction of Ten Per Cent
for All Classes of Employes.
NEW YORK, March 2. A reduction of 10
per cent in the wages of practically every
employe of the Lackawanna Steel company
took effect today. The Lackawanna Is
one of the Urgent of the independent con
cerns and this Is the first announcement
of a cut in wages from the Independents
since the war of prices with the United
States Steel corporation began. The reduc
tion effects all classes of employes and the
MAN FOUND AT ALLIANCE
LEFT HOME WITH BIG ROLL
Father of l.eaerve Says His Son Had
Sixteen Hundred Iollars on
BROKEN BOW, Neb., March 2. (Special
Telegram.) Theodore Leserve. who was
found unconscious in the yards at Al
liance Monday morning. Is a son of W. A.
Leserve, a well known Grand Army man of
this place. Young Leserve left here Sun
day night on west bound train No. 41, car
rying on his person, so his father states,
1, em. He was accompanied by two com
panions, Hoy Galllngtnn and Frank Davis.
When found it Is said Leserve had only
IflflO on him. Up to the present time Sheriff
Kennedy has been unable to locate either
Galllngtnn or Davis.
What Charge to
The precise charge to be preferred against
J. C. Maybray and his associates In the
various swindles perpetrated at Council
Bluffs is a matter that is Just now per
plexing the authorities at Council Bluffs.
At present only one Indictment lies against
Maybray and that Is for lerceny. The Iowa
statutes make no provision for prosecution
In swindling cases, particularly like those
charged against Maybray and his gang.
Just when Maybray will be brought to
Iowa is not yet certain. And another
question arises as to whether he will be
brought on a state or federal warrant.
The only hold that the federal authorities
have on him Is for using the malls for
purpose to defraud and this charge hangs
on a very slender thread. He la still in the
custody of the federal authorities and un
til that federal authority is relinquished the
state authorities cannot arrest him.
The hearing of the quartet of alleged
swindlers now in custody at Little Rock
Is before the United States commissioner
there and the only result. It Is said, that
could come1 from that hearing would be to
bind them over to the federal grand Jury
at Council duffs.
Under the state charge of larceny May
bray la amendable to bail In the sum of
$5,000, which the Council Bluffs authorities
are led to believe he Is ready to give at
No further complaints have been lodged
against Maybray and Dobbins In Council
Bluffs than have been given publicity and
It Ilea with tha victims of the swindlers to
file additional complaint In Iowa and
If Applied in Principle it Will Affect
Nearly All Interior Points.
BIG REDUCTIONS ARE ORDERED
Cut on Thirty-Four Commodities
Range from Six to Ninety Per Cent.
HILL EARNINGS ARE TOO HIGH
On Basle of Original Cost Present
Capitalisation and Manner In
Which It Is Made, They Are
Held to Re ExresslTe.
WASHINGTON. March 2. The railroad
rates involved in the famous case of the
city of Spokane, Wash., against the North
ern Pacific and other railroads, were today
held by the Interstate Commerce commis
sion to be "Inherently unreasonable."
The decision says the- eastern rates to
Spokane were higher than to Seattle, a
moro distant point.
The commission reduces class rntcs from
St. Paul to Spokane 16H per cent and makes
substantially the same reduction from Chi
cago to Spokane. Rates east of Chicago
are not dealt with.
The decision, if applied In principle to all
commodities and to all interior points,
must work a revolution In rates from
eastern points of origin to all interior
transcontinental territory, and In that view
It IB one of the most far-reaching decisions
ever rendered by the commission.
The case has been under consideration
for approximately a year and a half. For
many months the commission has been en
deavoring to reach a determination of the
Intricate points (Involved, but not until
within a few days was an agreement pos
sible. The unanimous oponlon of the com
mission was prepared by Commissioner
It Is pointed out thnt nearly all commidl
tles to tha Pacific coast move under com
modity rates and these were the principal
subjects of complaint on the part of
Spokane. Rates from all points on the Mis
souri river to Seattle are the same, while
rates from the same points to Spokane are
considerably higher than to Seattle, and
Increase as the point of origin lies further
east. Illustrative of this condition com
plaint referred to thirty-one articles. Tho
decision holds that the commission can
fix the rates only upon the articles en
umerated. The cut In rates ordered is
horizontal and amounts in some Instances
to . 90 per cenl. In f iller eases "the cut
amounts to only 8 or 8 per cent.
In the hearing the cost of reproducing the
properties of the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific, their financial history,
their present capitalization and their earn
ings In recent years were fully considered.
Findings of Commission.
The. commission's findings In brief are as
1. The system of transcontinental rates
now in force applies lower transporatton
charges from points of origin upon the
Missouri river and east to Pacific coast
cities than are applied to intermediate In
terior points; held, that this schema of
rate-making has been forced by water
competition between the Atlantic and Pa
cific coasts, and that the maintenance of
the lower rate to the more distant coast
points is not of necessity a violation of the
third o rfourth section, since water com
petition creates a dissimilarity of circum
stance and condition between tho interior
and the coast.
2. Water competition may Justify a dif
ference In carload minlmunis and in tha
right of combining different commodities
at the carload rate, as well as in tho rate
Itself; but carriers should be prepared to
Justify such preference.
3. In determining what are reasonable
rates between two points, netther the low
est at which railroads can afford to handle
traffic, nor the highest rate which necessi
ties might Justify should be exclusively
considered. Rates must be established with
reference to the whole situation.
4. Certificates issued against the ore Innds
formerly owned by the Great orthern Rail
way company cannot be properly considered
In determiuing what are reasonable earn
ings for that company at the present day.
6. Tho Great Northern Railway company
has In the last few years distributed its
stock issues among Its stockholders at par
from time to time, although the market
value of the stock was often much above
par. Without expressing any opinion upon
the legality or propriety of this practice. It
Is held that this fact, at this time, can have
no bearing upon the earnings to which that
company Is entitled.
a. Neither can the capital stock of the
Great Northern Railway company be re
duced for the purpose of determining what
Its fair earnings should be by the amount
(Continued on Second Page.)
upon these complaints the ball may be
Increased to such an extent as to hold the
alleged swindlers until the next term of
the Pottawattamie county district court.
Another Nebraska victim haa been found
In the person of M. Mansfield, a young
merchant of Winnebago, who was bilked
out of $5,000 by the horse race game. Two
or three other Winnebago parties are said
to have been worked into the same game
and lost smaller amounts. This race was
pulled off at Council Bluffs last fall.
Mansfield has not yet filed a complaint
with the Iowa authorities, but It ia the In
tention of Iowa authorities to summon him
as a witness and the other Winnebago par
ties, if their names can be learned, as well
as Fred Sonnenscheln of West Point, an
J. G. Kyle of Decatur, 111., another of
the Maybray victims, did not come direct
to Council Bluffs, but went to Little Rock
to Identify the gang If possible. An effort
will be made to have him come to Council
Bluffs to make a complaint against the
gang In order to help pile up the ball
against tha swindlers to such an extent
that they can be held here.
The Pottawattamie county authorities do
not look tor the arrival of the accused par
ties In Council Bluffs before the latter part
of the week.
There will not be even a preliminary hear
ing held In Council Bluffs, as the whole
gang Is already under Indictment, and
about the only thing that can be done will
be to secure Indisputable evidence of the
identification of the gang.
From the New Tork Herald.
SDIP SUBSIDY BILL LOST
Senate Measure is Defeated in House
by Three Votes,
CONFERENCE REPORTS AGREED TO
Aarrlcnlt nral, Itlrere and Harbors and
Pnhllo Bulldlnsj; Appropria
tion Bills Are Dis
WASHINGTON. March .-The ship sub
sidy bill, previously passed by the senate,
was defeated In the house of representa
tives today by the narrow margin of three
votes, the ballot resulting 172 to 175. The
opponents of the meaaure wildly cheered.
Conference reports on the agricultural,
rivers and harbors and public buildings
bills were agreed to, and the sundry civil
bill sent to conference. '
After disposing of a mass of miscellane
ous conference reports on less important
measures, the house, at 7:09 p. m., recessed
until 11:60 a. m. tomorrow.
PROCEEDINGS "nTHR SK.XATK
General Deficiency Bill Carrying
Nineteen Million Passed.
WASHINGTON. March 2. The penal
code bill on a conference report was be
fore the senate during almost the entire
session today and waa subjected to fili
bustering tactics on the part of the minor
ity that resulted almost In no progress
being made upon It. Mr. Heyburn, In
charge of the measure, declared that the
opposition to t( was the result of antagon
ism to the legislative provisions contained
In the measure for enforcement of the four
teenth and fifteenth amendments to the
ronstitltion on the part of the southern
The general deficiency bill waa passed,
carrying appropriations amounting to more
than J19.000.000. This bill was the last of
the general supply bills passed by the
senate. Various conference reports were
agreed to, so thnt substantial progress was
made In clearing away much of tho busi
ness before the senate.
The deficiency bill, carrying appropria
tions amounting to more than 119,000,000,
about $2,250,000 of which was added by the
senate, was passed by the senate today.
An amendment offered by Mr. La Follette,
appropriating $50,000 for placing a suitable
memoreal upon the Lincoln farm In Ken
tucky, was approved.
On motion of Mr. Ten rose, the appropla
tion for Inland transportation by railroad
routes was Increased from $SOO,000 to $1,
260.000. An amendment appropriating $50,000 to en
able the secretary of state to Investigate
matters In tho republic of Liberia relating
to American cltitens was adopted.
Senator Lodge offered an amendment ap
propriating $.000 to reimburse persons who
contributed toward a ransom for the release
of Ellen M. Stone, who was captured by
brigands In the province of Turkay, and
It was approved.
O'LAUGHLIN DECLINES PLACE
Assistant Secretory of State Will Go
Back to Newspaper Vork
WASHINGTON, March !.-The following
statement was made at the White House
"Some days ago the president proffered
the appointment as minister to the Argen
tine Republlo to the assistant secretary of
state, John Callan OLaughlln. Mr.
O Laughlin has informed the president that
he Is regretfully compelled to decline the
appointment, having arranged to associate
himself with the Chicago Tribune."
want ad pages from
pianos to poultry,
Speaking of pianos.
some of our big piano firms
tell about their best bargains
on the want-ad page under the
head of "Offered for Sale
Pianos." They know that want-ad reader!
look (or real bargain! there. Often
they, or other people, have slightly
used pianos, too, that may be
bought for a fraction of what a new
one would coat.
Have you looked at the Bee
want ada yet today ?
THERE IS NONE ABOVE THE LAW.
Republic Will Be
Next Target in
Ohio Concern Has Not Paid Fine in
Ouster Suit and State
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. March 2.-The
Republic Oil company of Ohio will be the
next target of the attorney general's de
partment In the oil ouster suits, according
to announcement made today. The com
Iny, In common with the Standard OH
company of Induuia and the Waters-Pierce
OH company of Missouri, was fined $50,000
in December last and a decree of ouster
was entered against It by the supreme
court bf the state. The concern waa given
until March 1 to pay Its fine, but as no
return has been made efforts will be made
to collect the money.
The company tried to withdraw from the
state two years ago, but permission to do
so waa refused pending decision by the
court in the ouster suit. It Is reported
that the Ohio concern haa no attachable
property in Missouri.
The Standard Oil company of Indiana
did not pay its fine yesterday, but its mo
tion for a rehearing and modification of
the Judgment against It stays the penalty
until the supreme court acta upon the mo
tion. Judge Holds for
Standard Oil Co.
Formally Rules Only Thirty-Six Of
fenses Were Committed, Limiting:
Fine to $720,000.
CHICAGO. March 2.-Judge Anderson,
In the retrial of the Standard Oil company
of Indiana today formally sustained the
motion of the defense that the government
proceed to trial on the theory that there
were thirty-six alleged offenses that is,
that each settlement on which an alleged
rebate was paid constituted a separate of
fense. The formal ruling waa the same as
was made by the court Informally last
week. Under It It will be Impossible to fine
the company more than $720,000.
A motion to the effect that If any, the
offense was a single continuing one, was
overruled, although the court said he would
hear further argument on the point later If
Roy Cunningham of Belvldere, 111., is the
only farmer on the Jury. The preponder
ance of agriculturists on the first panel of
veniremen caused Its dismissal at the re
quest of the defense. Attorney John 8.
Miller, remembering that It was a farmers'
Jury that made possible Judge Landls' fine
of IC9.240.000. Mr. Cunningham's compan
ions in the Jury box Include five grocers,
a well driver, a retired Jeweler, an adver
tising agent, a tailor, a mechanic and a
live stock dealer.
Gay Crowds Throng Capital
for Taft Inaugural Parade
WASHINGTON, March $.-Pennsylvanla i
avenue last night was as brightly lighted
as "the great white way" and the happy
throng which laughed Its way along it for
hours, revelling in the brightness and the
gayety, proclaimed the approach of the
day when a new president of the United
States will rule over the people of this
country. From the capltol to the White
House "the avenue" waa festooned with
arches of light which gave it the appear
ance of a vast hall a mile and a quarter In
length and about 125 feet In width.
Accommodations for fully 50.000 people
have been provided for upon the stands
which have been erected from a point Just
above the White House, along Pennsyl
vania avenue to the capitol. Every precau
tion haa been taken to make the stands se
cure and ample provision has been made to
make those who occupy them comfortable.
The management are very perturbed over
the possible contingency of ladies appearing
with "merry widow" bats and while this
form of headgear haa not been officially
tabooed, the "suggestion" haa gone out
that women should wear small hats or
scarfs so as not to obseruct the view of
those behind them.
For the convenience of the thousands of
Bightseors, the various placea of historic
Interest in and about the city have been
marked by suitable tablets.
"Inauguration day, no prediction, but fair
TAFTS AT TOE WHITE HOUSE
President-Elect and Wife to Be Guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt.
GAME OF GOLF YESTERDAY
Itennlnn of the Taft Family Will Be
Held After Inauguration '
WASHINGTON, March 2. As the guests
of President and Mrs. Roosevelt. President
elect and Mrs. Taft will be at the White
House tomorrow night, going there for
dinner and remaining.
After the lnau -ration there will be a
reunion of the various members of the Taft
family at the White House. The details of
the gathering and the time have not yet
been arranged, although the entire Taft
family will be in town tomorrow.
Charles P. Taft of Cincinnati, his wife
and two daughters, one unmarried, the
other the wife of Albert Ingalls, and her
two children., are quartered at Connecticut
and Massachusetts avenue. In a house taken
by Mr. C. P.,' Taft for the occasion. Dr.
William A. Edwards and Mrs. Edwards,
who Is the president-elect's sister, are here
from Los Angeles and are at the New
Wlllard to remain for the inauguration.
Henry W. Taft, brother of the president
elect, his wife; daughter, Louise, and sons,
Walbrldge and William H of New York,
are also at the New Willard.
Taft Children Arrive.
Miss Helen, Mr. Robert and Master
Charlie, the three children of the president
elect and Mrs. Taft, arrived here tonight
and are with their parents at the Board
man residence, as Is also Miss Delia Torrey
of Millsbury, Mass., who Is the only repre
sentative of the Taft family of the last
generation. Miss Torrey Is In her 82d year.
She is a sister of Mr. Taft'a mother and
lived with his parents since his boyhood.
There is a peculiarly strong affection be
tween the Incoming president and his
maiden aunt. Her life has been an inspira
tion to him in a number of speeches he
has delivered to young women students,
particularly in his advice to them not to
consider marriage the only object to be
attained. To enforce this argument Mr.
Taft haa stated that the loveablencss of
character developed by self-sacrificing un
married ' women has shown to him that
there may be much in a single life.
Hoi ace D. Taft, the other brother of Mr.
Taft, and his wife, are here from Water
town, Conn., and are guests of Secretary
Garfield of the Department of the Interior.
The Garfield boys are students of the
school maintained by Horace D. Taft, as is
also Charles Taft, the youngest son of the
Presldent-EIert Plays Golf.
Mr. Taft enjoyed a golf game on the
Chevy Chase course today, and said to
night he felt much better for his ride to
the club and the four-mile walk entailed
by the game. He defeated handily hla op-
(Continued on Second Page.)
the day before," Is the weather card today.
When the first of the thousands of today's
arrivals reached here they were greeted
with a drizzling rain and unseasonably high
temperature and the outlook dampened the
enthusiasm for the day. But the weather
bureau held out encouragement for disper
sal of the clouds by tomorrow and all
Washington hoped for a clear, fair day for
the ushering In of the new administration.
Up at the weather bureau, owing to the un
certainty of weather shifts at thrs time of
the year, no forecast for Thursday waa
hazarded, but official prediction will be is
Issued tonight and meantime there is noth
ing In the reports to Indicate that the djy
will not be a fair one.
Acceptances of invitations have been re
ceived from the governors of the following
states, who will participate In the Inaugural
Braxton B. Comer. Alabama; George L.
Ulley, Connecticut; Samuel 8. Penny will,
Delaware; James H. Brady, Idaho; B. F.
Carroll, Iowa; Charles 8. Deneen, Illinois;
Augustus E. Wlllson, Kentucky; J. T.
Saunders. Louisiana; A. L. Crothers, Mary
land; E. 8. Draper, Massachusetts; E. F.
Noel, Mississippi: H. & Had ley, Missouri;
H. B. Quinby, New Hampshire; J. Frank
lin Fort, New Jersey; Charles E Hughes.
New York; Judson Harmon, Ohio; Edwin
8. Stuart, Pennsylvania;' A. J. Pothier,
Rhode Island; Q. H. Prouty, Vermont and
George Curry of New Mexico.
Ransom Holds Up Sink Bill to Whip
Latter in on Charter.
HALL COUNTY MAN DEFIANT
Last Day for Introducing: Bill Has
Passed in Senate.
BILL FOR GRAIN INSPECTION
Ollis of A alley. W ho Father the
Mraxnre, Says It Will Be of As
sistance to the Omaha.
(From a Staff Correspondent
LINCOLN, March 1 (Special) After a
parliamentary tangle such em even this
house haa seen hut on one other oceaalon,
the bill by Johnson of Burt, requiring the
closing of saloons at 7 o'clock, was recom
mended for indlflnlte postponement by thn
house, the vote against the bill being 46, to
41 for It.
In the committee of the whole the bill
was recommended for passage by a vote
of 40 to 39. The vote taken in tha house
was on a motion not to concur In the re
port of the committee and to iitdlftntrl
postpone the bill.
A half dozen times there was a call
the house and equally as often the call w
raised. While under the call, Taylor
Custer moved to adjourn until 1 Oo'clol
tomorrow. On a point of order raised by
Wilson of Polk the chair ruled the motion
out of order. Others made the same mo
tion and the speaker ruled them out of or
der. Then Taylor explained that he made
tho motion merely In order that every
member should go on record on the bill.
This brought forth a remark from Holmes:
"The gentleman from Custer refused to
vote the other day on a bill, and It eomee
with poor grace for him mto try to put
members on record."
Then Clark of Richardson made the same
remark and the house laughed.
All of this was going on, of course, while
the roll call was stopped.
Finally Taylor said. "Let r go! T will
change m yvote from no to aye, so I can
move a reconsideration of the action In the
Vote on Postponing; Bill.
The roll call on "the motion not to concur
In the report of the committee of the
whole, but to indlflntely postpone the bill,
resulted as follows:
Yes Bates, Behind. Botts. Butt, Chab.
Clark, Connelly, Dolczal. Dostal, Fannon,
Fogarty, Fries. Gerdns, Hadaell. Harring
ton, Hector. Heffernan, ' Holmes. Hospod
sky. Howard, Johnson of Adams, Kelley,
Kotouc, Kraus, lyowrenee, Ix-ldlgh. Lux,
Murphy. MeVicker, Pickens, Pllger. Ritchie,
Rathsack, Scheele, Shoemaker, Sink, Skeen.
Stedman, Stoecker, Swan, Talcott, Taylor of
Cnster, Thomas, West, Mr. Speaker 4a.
No Armstrong, llaker, Barclay, Barrett.
Begole, Black, BIystone, Boelts, Bowman.
Brodrlek. Brown of 8herman, Brown of
Lancaster, Bushee, Bygland, Cooperrlder.
Eastman, Evans, Grelg, Orlffen. Groves,
enry, Humphrey, Johnson of Burt. Klllen,
Kuhl, Murlett, Miller, Moore. Moduli .
Noyes, O'Connell, 'Helncs, Raper, Saberson.
Kchoettger, Smith. Taylor of York, Taylor
of Hitchcock, Wilson, Worthing, Young
The argument offered In opposition to the
bill was "home rule." Shoemaker, who de
livered the principal speech against the
measure, said the, democratic parly had
promised tho people home rule, and now
was thn opportunity to make good. Under
the present law, he said, every community
has the right to regulate the saloons and
say Just when they shall close and open.
There Is no occasion, he said, for the State
to pass a general law on the subject.
"If you believe In home rule," said Hanry
of Holt, "do you favor county option?"
"County option Is not home rule," de
clared Shoemaker with much heat. "If we
give home rule to the people of this stale
we will leave the laws so that every com
munity has the right to regulate these mat
ters as they choose."
Taylor Takes Hhot at Dooglaa.
Taylor of Custer, told the house be had
heard so much about home rule from
Douglas county that he had seriously con
sidered Introducing a bill which would pro
vide that none of the bills passed should
apply to Douglas county. He then pro
ceeded to tell the members that no bill
asstd but what It did In some way cur-
tall the liberties of some one for the gen
During his speech against the bill, Boelts
of Merrick county, made some remarks
about a higher civilization, recalling the
time Boelts blew out the gas shortly after
his arrival here.
Kuhl tried to stop the debate, but his
motion was ruled out of order and McColl
Insisted that It be kept up Indefinitely for
the lack of harmony among the democrats,
he said, was music to the ears of the re
publicans. Ransom Threatens Sink.
As a reminder to Senator Ransom or for
other reason, .when the stock yards bill
came up in the house this afternoon, Butt
and Shoemaker of the Douglas delegation
both voted for it and Stofccker failed to
vote. The bill will now go to the senate
where it will remain until something hap
pens to the Omaha charter bill.
Incidentally Sink of Hall county waa In
formed today by two senators that unless
he voted for an elective police commission
in Omaha his bed sheet bill would be hung
up indefinitely in the senate. Sink aent
word back to "hang 'er up and take the
consequences," but he would not be bluffed
Into saddling an elective police board onto
Thn Tanner charter bill has been held
up by the house committee on cltlea and
towns fur at least one week. When the
measure came up before the committee this
afternoon Jerry Howard proposed Several
amendments, and while these were being
discussed Sink of Hall received word that
his sheet bill was being held up In the
senate until lie got right with the Douglas
senators on the elective police commission
Sink at once got busy and moved that tha
next hearing on the South Omaha oharatr
bill be set for Wednesday of next week.
The committee agreed to this.
Last Day for Bills.
Today was the last day fur Introduction
of bills in the jenatA. The total number
was 407 as against 44& Introduced two year
ago. The total number of bills ta tho housa
this year la 677, makluf a total ad
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