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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 2.13.
OMAHA. WEDNESDAY MOKNIM1, MARCH 17, 1900 TWELVE PAGES.
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IN THE HOUSE
Report for Work
in Large Numbers
President Points Oat to Congress Ne
cessity of Prompt Redemption
of Platform Pledges.
Defeats for a Day at Least the Naminwr
Norris of Nebraska Lands in the
"Cherokee Strip"' Over Among
of a Sifting1 Committee by
Hundreds Present at Night Meeting
Show Up Rather Than
HAS DISTINGUISHED COMPANY
Measure Th. t-i
Clark and Fitzgerald
Members on R
PAYNE HEADS WAYS A., MEANS
.Minority Leader l)lriiri Fallnre of
Nirnkrr to tonaalt II I m Aboat
of llrmornU. '
WASHINGTON, March 1.-tn atrlkltiK
contrast to lliff scene of confusion, din
order end acrimonious debate which marked
the opening day of the house the session of
that body todny assumed Ita wonted air of
dignity. There waa general good feeling
Hmong the member, whoae mHln topic of
conversation waa tlie fight of yesterday over
the rules. The anticipated message of Pre
Ident Tuft pointing out the necessities of a
revision of the tariff waa received and met
with prolonged applause from the repub
licans and soma disappointment, however,
was felt over the fart that the tariff meas
ure waa not presented. This, it la expected.
will be done tomorrow.
Interest attached to the announcement by
t lie sneaker of the personnel of the com
mit teea on rulea and ways and means.
The biennial lottery for aeata waa con
ducted and many were the disappointments
upon th part of those whose namea were
among the last to be drawn.
As a special compliment Messrs. Bing
ham, Pennsylvania, tha father of the
house; Sherwood and Kelfer of Ohio, Payne
of New York. Clark of Missouri, Tawncy
of Minnesota, Livingston of Georgia, Spcrry
of Connecticut, the oldest member of the
house; De Armond of Missouri and Talbott
of Maryland were allowed to select their
Boats without reference to the reault of
Some of the old members were especially
fortunate In procuring desirable Beats.
Messrs. Palzell of Pennsylvania and Mann
of Illinois got their formor aeata. Messrs.
Tie Armond of Missouri and Hitchcock of
Nebraska were among those equally lucky
In their locations.
Message of tha President.
The principal interest centered In the
reading of the message of President Taft
urging a revision of the tariff laws. Trie
message waa remarkabla for Ita brevity.
President Taffa message follows:
"To tho sonata and house of representa
"i have convened the congress In this ex
tra session In order to enable It to give Im
' mediate consideration to tha revision of the
LMrtgley tariff act. Conditions affecting
production, manufacture and bualneaa gen
erally have so changed in tha laat twelve
years as to require a readjustment and re
vision of the Import dutlea Imposed by
that act. More than this, the present
tariff act, with tha other sources of gov
ernment, does not furnish Income enough
to pay the authorised expenditures. By
July 1 next, the excess of expenses over
receipts for the current fiscal year will
"The successful party In the late elec
tion is pledged to a revision of the tariff.
Tho country and the business community
especially expect It. The prospect of a
change In the rates of Import duties, al
ways causea a suspension or halt In busi
ness because of the uncertainty as to the
changes to be made and their effect. It
Is therefore of the highest Importance that
the new bill should be agreed on and paased
with has much speed as possible consistent
with Its due and thorough consideration.
For these reasons, I have deemed tha pres
ent to be an extraordinary occasion within
the muanlng of the constitution, justifying
and requiring the calling of an extra, M
"In my Inaugural address, I stated In a
summary way the principles upon which.
In my judgment the revision of the tariff
should proceed und Indicated at least one
new source of revenue that might be prop
erly reaurted to In order to avoid a future
deficit. It la not necessary for ma to re
peat what 1 then Bald.
"1 venture to suggest that tha vital bus)
nrs Interests of the country require that
the attention of the congress in his aeaaion
be chiefly devoted to the consideration of the
new tariff bill and that the leas time given
to i. tht r subjects of legislation in thla aea
lon, the better for tho country.
"tSignedl WILLIAM H. TAFT.
The White House. March 16, 1909."
When the preaident'a meaaage was read
In the house tho ' republicans broka out
Into a prolonged applause. The meaaage
waa referred to the committee on waya and
Cannon Announces Committees
Speaker Cannon today announced tho
ways and means committee and rules com
mittee as follows!
Kules The speaker. Paliell (Pa), Smith
ln ). Clark (Mn.l and Fltsgerald (N. Y ).
Ways and Means Payne tN. T.), Dalsell
(i's ). McCall (Mass.). Hill tConn.i. Boutall
i III. I. X e-d ham tCaJ.), Cnlderhead (Kan ),
Foidney tMtch.), Uatnes (W. Va), Cushmaa
(Waal).), l.onjwonli (0),i Crumpacker
(Inil I. Clark (M.i.l, Harrison (X. V.).
Broussard (La.), I'nderwood (Ala I. Griggs
(U ). l'au (N. C.) and Kansdell (Tex.).
Mr, Fitzgerald, democrat, who Is added
, to the rules committee, is the author of
the amendment to the rules which waa
yesterday adopted. The other democratic
place on that committee went to Mr. Clark,
the minority leader.
Clark Ulavnsaea Action.
' After the announcement of the personnel
f the committees, Champ Clark, the
minority leader, said: "Originally the
speaker had the power and exercised It, to
appoint all committees, both the majority
and minority member. I'nder Speaker
Reed, when Bailey of Texaa wa the minor
ity leader, and under Speaker Henderson,
1 think that the minority leader mere con
sulted a good deal regarding the appoint
ment of minority members. Whan Cannon
was elected speaker and Williams minority
leader, the speaker conferred on tha minor
ity leader (he favor of appointing minority
members on committee with one or two
"Committee assignments do not mak and
unmake men In tha house of representa
tives. I had nothing whatever to do with
ICl'Utlnued on oecond Pag.
PARIS. March K The general strike of
the telegraph, telephone and postal errv
ployea of the state, voted with so much en
thuaiaam last night la not turning out to
day to be anything effective and unless
there should come some sudden change for
the worse It promises to he of short dura
tion. An overwhelming majority of the
day shifts In all branches of the service
reported for duly this morning. Hundreds
or men who were present at the meetings
lust night apparently had concluded after
sleeping over the matter that they would
not risk the losing or permanent employ
ment. Nevertheless, the various services are
more or less crippled or demoralised today.
The mnln' defections occurred In t lie tele
graph and railway mail services. The gov
ernment shows no signs of yielding. On
the contrary, M. Rimyan, under secretary
of posts and telegraphs, announced today
that audi a revolt on the part of the ser
vants of the state cannot be tolerated.
Every official refusing to work, or dis
obeying the regulations will be summarily
suspended and dismissed without the usual
appearance before a court of discipline.
There Is reason to believe that the cabi
net, at Its meeting today will temporarily
forbid further meetings of postal em
ployes, on the ground that such gatherings
endanger the public service.
Two Iowans Under
r Charge of Fraud
as Stock Promoters
Corydon Grand Jury Indicts Pair Who
Sold Stock in Company
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. March 16.-A charge
of embezzling $15,000 await R. M. Nichols
at Corydon, la., who waa arrested here
laat night by Iowa officers. Requisition
papers have been honored by Governor
Hadley, and M. J. Evans, deputy sheriff
of Wayne county, Iowa, will take the
prisoner to Corydon today. R. O. Mullen,
who was associated with Nichols at Cory
don, waa extradited from New Mexico,
and passed through Kansas City laat night
bound for Iowa.
I ntll three months ago the two men, It
la charged, have lived In Corydon and rep
resented themselves a agents of the
Southwestern Smelting and Refining com
pany, an organisation which waa capital
ised at 11.000,000.
After they had been In that city on year
and had aold $16,000 In stock, tha comiany
which they represented went Into reoalver-
ahlp, It I claimed. Both men left Iowa,
and tha grand jury Indloted them.
Nichols declares that bo and Mullen had
been engaged In a legitimate business. For
the last three months ho ha been an' agent
of the American-Mexico I And company.
SANTA FB, N. M., March 16.-R. G. Mul-
llns, reported to have passed through Kan
sas City laat evening. Is still In 8a,nta Fe
awaiting hearing on a writ of habeas cor
pus before Judge McFle next Friday,
Tbe requisition of the governor of Iowa
for Mulllns extradition had been honored
by Governor Curry, but Mulllns applied for
a writ of habeas corpus.
Court Holds President of Metropoli
tan Must Go Before Jury
ALBANY. N. T., March 18. The court of
appeals today decided In effect that John
R. Hegeman, president of the Metropolitan
Life Insurance company, must atand trial
on the charge of perury In connection with
alleged misstatements made In his annual
report of the Metropolitan Life filed with
the late superintendent of Insurance on
January 1, 1906.
O'BRIEN STAYS AT TOKIO
trans Will Bo Given Homo Other
KiubuiXt According to
WASHINGTON, March 1 Ambassador
O'Brien at Tokio will remain at that post.
Former Secretary of Commerce and Labor
Oscar Straus will be appointed to some
other embassy. Senators Smith and Bur
rows of Michigan requested the retention
of Mr. O'Brien.
Omaha Woman Writes of
Johnson and White Wife
While Galveston, Tex.. Is waiting for
Mletah Jack Johnson, world's champion
slugger. In a most uncertain framt of mind,
tho big smoke is not havirg all smooth sail
ing even In British Columbia, where the
subjects of England have nothing Ilka th
prejudice against color that exist on thla
side of th line In some quarters. Johnson
has accumulated a whit wife, and pro
posed to put up at the best hoitelrtr In
th Canadian province when lie landed.1 The
proprietor of the well hotels drew th
color line on him. however, and h had to
go to an indifferent place of abode.
Mrs. Jack Norton of Omaha happened
to be on the boat which brought Johnson
and his white wife to Vancouver, having
boarded the steamer at Honolulu, whore
she hits been since last September. Mia
Norton writes her husband that from all
she could learn Johnson aid his lfe had
luxurious quarters on th Pacific liner from
Australia and travrlvd like grandee. Mrs.
Johnson Is alluded to as a, rather fine 1 ok
Ing wuman, who attracted much attention
from all en the steamer.
All on th ship were awar befor they
set foot on board that the black champion
prise fighter and hla wife wer among the
paxaonger and curicsUy to seo them was
keen. Word had preceded the boat's ar
rival at Honolulu I hut at th dock, berur
th boat left Australia, crowd of udinir.ri
o( tha pugilist wer on hand to bid lilin
an enthusiastic, farewell and linu uoU
Hinshaw Fares the Best of Any of the
RIGHT UP WITH THE BIG FIVE
Hitchcock and Maguire Are Fortu
nate, but Latta in 111 Luck.
NO CHANCE FOR GAME PRESERVE
Land In Nebraska Forest Reserve flec
tion Most Suited to the Purpose
Delongs to Pettier! anil Not
to the Government.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. March 16.-(Speclal Tel
egram.) Balancing on one foot, then on the
other, waiting almost forever, waiting, until
his name was called Congressman George
W. Norris, of the Fifth Nebraska district
was the first republican to Invade the
"Cherokee Strip," as the "overflow" space
for the majority party Is called. And when
the name of the now well known "Insur
gent" leader from Nebraska waa pro
nounced. Champ, Clark, minority leader.
suggested, amid prolonged applause, that
"republicans should not sit with demo.
crats; make them sit way over thero on
the other side of the last aisle."
When Norris, stockily set up, with square
shoulder and determination written In
every line of his face, moved over to th
"Cherokee Strip" the laughter changed to
a Joyous whirlwind, as the faithful "In
surgent took tha most commanding seat
In the despised space, "right under the
gun," so to speak, of th "Iron duke," as
he had characterised Speaker Cannon yes
terday. But he had a lot of company, In
eluding Representatives Madden of Illinois,
Gillette of Massachusetts, Tlrrell of Massa
chusetts, Perkins of New York, probably
chairman of the foreign affairs committee
In thla congress, and others as well known.
All this occurred at the biennial lottery
for tho choice of seats to be occupied by
members of the Sixty-first congress, which
occurred today In the house of representa
tives. This Is th only lottery carried on in
the District of Columbia which ha the
countenance of law. The method of select
ing seats try chance has been one long In
Democrat Fare Well.
John A. Maguire of Lincoln was lucky
and drew a good seat In the fifth row In
the maJn tier of seats. Mr. Hitchcock of
Omaha waa also fortunate and elected to
take a seat directly In front of Champ
Clark's seat, presumably to be In position
to aid th Missouri statesman In hinder'
lng tariff legislation.
Congressman Hlnshaw's was the second
name of tha Nebraska delegation to come
from the bpx and he chose a seat close to
that occupied by "Jim" Sherman In the
last congress and Is In the midst of the
"big five" and may soon he seen appear
ing daily with a carnation in Ms button
hole. Congressman Klnkald fldgetted
about, wondering at his 111 luck, when he
was finally called late In the game and
found a seat on the rear row near the
west door. Representative James P. Latta
of Tekamah waa down on hi luck today,
being the last of tha Nebraska delegation
to be able to make a choice, bttt he found
a cosy nook somewhere on tha democratic
side, not conspicuous, but a seat where
he can occasionally see tha speaker, even
If that august personage falls to see him
Representative Martin of Dead wood was
tho second name called and ho chose
seat close to the on he ocoupted before
being defeated by Phllo Hall and It was
not long after when his colleague, Charles
F. Burk of Pierre dropped Into a seat be
side Martin. Tho lpne member from
Wyoming, Frank W. Mondell, has an ed-
vantageou seat from which to be heard
when ho addresses the house.
Representative Hull, Haugen and
Hubbard of the Iowa delegation were
among tha laat drawn, In consequence of
which their seat are "away back" and
unless they can make trades they will
work at a disadvantage when desiring to
talk to th hpus unless they should supply
themselves with megaphones. Congress
man Smith drew tho cards early and
secured a good pew right In the midst of
the "big five," of which he will now be
one. having been named a member of the
committee on rules. Tha other member
of the Iowa delegation,. Good. Dawson,
Woods, Kennedy, Kendall and Pickett were
(Con tlnued on Second Pag.)
luck. likewise, a Mra Norton writes,
when they reached th shore of British
Columbia th colored boxer wa cfen a
real ovation by hi English r.dmlrr, vihic-i
had the effect of cheering hir.t r.p to that
extent that he at one triad lo tsvurr quar
ters at the best hotel. In this ho fulled,
the hotel men not viewing -c';i thing from
the some standpoint as the n'.humastlo
And at Galveston, wher Johnson's mother
live and wher he was to have had a
warm reception from certain element of
the community, th feeling of welcome has
cooltd iff, according to th dispatches, be
cause of the advano notices mentioning
the white wife, t'nder tho circumstances
Jack may conclude not to go home just
yvt, or, If he doe go, he will likely leav
Mrs. Johnson with fristnds at some other
Lllll Decline to Servo on
Kaaaas Test Book
TOPEUA. Kan., March lt-B1hop T. F,
LHUs of th Catholic diocese of Leaven
worth. Kan., haa declined tha appointment
as a member of th Kansas stat tsxt book
board. The appointment wa confirmed by
the senate. Th bishop' action comes after
protests by th Protestant clergy to Gov
ernor Stubbs. The Protestant allrged that
UUl.op Llllls might l prejudiced.
From the Cleveland Plain, Dealer.
PINCIIOT IN HOSTILE CAMP
Forestry Expert Speaks Before Mem
bers of Colorado Legislature.
ASKS AID OF ALL INTERESTS
Asserts Forestry Service Exist
Well llcTclon Timber mm to
rrvtect It Benefits
DENVER, Col., March 16. Invading the
heart of the country which has been
opposed to the policy of the government'
forestry ervlce, Glfford Plnehot. govern
ment's forester. In an address today Derore
the legislature of Colorado, vigorously de
fended his administration from the assaults
made against it. After declaring that he
had no apologies to make for the policy of
the forest service, Mr. Plnehot stated that
no backward step would be taken In any
salutary policy adopted..;
Mr. Plnchot's address was In response to
an Invitation from tbo Joint assembly. His
opening statement waoi?jr-4 .o by State
Senator Elllas M. Am meres, an opponent of
the policy of th forest service. Mr. Pin
chot made a rejoinder to Senator Amnions'
In his opening declaration, Mr. Plnehot
said that the forest service Is anxious for
co-operation with every Interest not an
tagonlsttc to the public welfare which uses
or can use the national forest a He had
come out here, he stated, not only to de
clare his principles, but to state also that
he proposed to stand by them. He said that
he would treat every complaint made with
a view to avoiding misunderstandings,
prevent injustice, promote development and
carry forward In cooperation with th
people of Colorado a policy which mean
so much to them and future generations.
'If the regulation are found to work
badly," he pointed out, "they should b
amended, but until It Is amended the
forest service is bound to execute It In the
best way It can."
Forest Policy Flsed.
Mr. Plnehot declared that he wa author
ised by the new administration to say that
the general policy of creating and maintain
ing national forests may b regarded as
definitely and finally fixed and that the
general linos of policy for which the forest
service stands are endorsed and will be
supported by Presdent Taft.
'What I have como here to do I to
establish such relations with tho people of
Colorado who use the national .forests and
are affected by them, as will toe for the
best Interests of the state and nation.
'The foreBt ervlce exist not only to
protect the national forests. It exist Just
as much to develop the national forests and
the states In which they He, and It has
no stronger desire than to promote and
foster the development of Colorado and
very other western state. No more com
plete mistake about the national forests
haa been spread abroad that that they are
shut against development end use. During
the last fiscal year, S.&04 mining claims and
3,739 agricultural and miscellaneous claims
were Investigated; 392.789 M B. F. of timber
(Continued on Second Page.)
Have you the auto
feel the disease
coming on them
watch for a bargain
in a car that has
Under the Automobile"
heading on the want ad page
yon will find attractive offers
of cars of all kinds. Take an
afternoon off and see what
these machines are.
Among them ar a number of
"snaps" probably Just what you
want. Of course. If caslnc a few
hundred means nothing to you,
don't bother about It. If yon want
to save money, however, lnvostl
gata thM machine. A ua4 ua
chin I a pretty good scheme for
your first auto. Have you real th
want ad yt today
"What the Sam Hill has broke
in Chicago Court
Testimony Will Be Taken in Suit to
Break Up Merger of Harri
CHICAGO, March 16. The Chicago hear
ing In the government ult against Edward
H. Harrlman and his associates, tho Union
Pacific Railroad company and subsidiary
railroad companies, to break up what Attor
ney General Bonaparte terms "a substan
tial monopoly of the transportation busi
ness between tho Missouri river and the
Paclflo coast," opened today before Special
Examiner 8ylveater G. Williams.
Th hearing 1 to take testimony In the
case Instituted In Salt Lake City a year
ago. The government' first witness was
J. A. Wents, a retired railroad man.
Roads to Annul .
Change at Kansas City Will Increase
Charge on Farm Implements
KANSAS CITT, Mo., March 16 Th Mis
souri, Kansas A Texas, Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Fe, Chicago, Rock Island & Pa
clflc and St. Louis & San Francisco rail
ways yesterday decided to discontinue the
stort-ge-ln-translt arrangement on agrtcul
tural implements here. The effect of the
cancellation of this prlvlleg is to add ihi
cents to the freight cost on agricultural
Implements cold here to Oklahoma destina
tions. The decision cams after a protest
by Oklahoma. Jobbers, alleging favoritism
to local dealers. It really follows th
present fight between Kansas City and
Oklahoma City, a cut in freight rates made
by the Missouri, Kansas A Texas railway
from New York to Oklahoma City.
SHAH CONSENTS TO CALL
Body 'Will Meet During Present
Month, A coord In to Reports
ST. PETERSBURG, March l.-Tho
Novo Vremya today publishes a dispatch
from Teheran saying th shah of Persia
has assented In principle to the urgent
recommendations of his ministers, sup
ported by the representations of the Rus
sian legation, immediately to convoke a
constitutional convention again to grant a
constitution to Persia. It is reported that
this convention will meet March 30 and
that It will be chosen from the prominent
resident of Teheran.
Florence Reaching Out
for a New Electric Line
Florence ha put forth another bid for
growth and is to have an lnterurban elec
tric line run around the famous pld loop.
Monday night, articles of Incorporation
were drawn up for an electric lln to run
from the terminus of the present street car
lln northwestward over th Ponca hill,
which Is on and one-half miles long, to th
bridge, then north to the Ponca suhool
house, east to th river road, south to
Bridge street In Florence to Fifth street
to Fillmore street and to beginning, a dis
tant' of five mile.
This plan makes the road run along the
tup of the bluffs that command a most
magnificent view, overlooking th Missouri
river and the bluffs to the east, tha city
of Florence, and Omaha, and on clear day
to the bridge that crosses the rlvr at
Blair, past many of th historic spots of
early Nebraska and for a mile and a half
along the banks of the Missouri river. This
loop road is now one of the most pictur
esque drives hereabouts and in fair weather
Is always crowded with automobiles and
pleasure vehicles from Omaha and vlointy.
The article of Incorporation drawn up
Monday night name Is. W. Allen. D. C.
Gould. It. H Nebergall, J. T. Munroe and
J. T. McVlttVe as th Incorporator Thy
provide for a capitalisation of ttfO.OOO In
shares of 1100 each, 100 to be preferred and
(00 common. The name of the Incorpora
tion Is to be "The Wcstshor Electric Rail
way company." and It 1 proposed that th
charter shall provld for th carrying of
pako-era, bugKit, freight, upr auU
CHANGES IN TARIFF BILL
Mr. Cushman. New Member from
Washington, Suggests Amendments.
MEASURE BEING REPRINTED
Xow Has tnanlmoo Approval
ItepnMlcan on Commltte and
Will He I nt rod need
WASHINGTON, March 16. -The Tayne
tariff bill will be Introduced In the house
tomorrow soon after the house convene.
In th meantime the bill will be reprinted.
At a meeting of the subcommittee of re
publican members held today after Speaker
Cannon had appointed the committee on
ways and means, several changes In the
bill were agreed to. Th meeting waa for
the purpose of securing the approval of
the new republican member. Representa
tive .Cushman of Washington, who had no
knowledge of the provisions of the bill.
The appointment of Representative Cush
man gives the Paclflo coast states two rep
resentatives on the republican side of the
ways and means committee and leaves the
Rocky mountain states without representa
tion . While Mr. Cushman had little 'time
In which to consider th tariff bill, his
attitude may have changed the measure
considerably. The changes agreed upon,
however, ar understood mainly In phrase
ology, although the number of various
paragraph which are referred to In other
sections of the bill will have to be renum
bered. Mr. Cushman represents on the
committee that section of the country which
desires to Improve Its commercial relations
with Canada, especially to secure a mar
ket In the dominion for Its citrus fruits,
olives, grapes and other commodities of a
perishable character for which a ready
market is needed.
On the other hand the lumber Interests
are very larg In that section and Mr.
Cushman's attitude may have a material
effect In regard to th schedule. , There
nave heen numerous briefs submitted by
Important interests In the northwest favor
ing free Iron Or and the competition In
thl section with Canadian coal Is largely
Interested In th proposed reciprocity ar
rangement with Canada on, coal.
Tha printed ooples of the tariff bill, the
matrices and even tho peaper remaining on
tho presses of th printing office which
wer used to print the bill on have been
In the valut of th printing office since
11:30 o'olock thl morning. It had been
planned to bring In the bill today, but it
wa desired to secure for It the unanlmou
approval of th republican members, mak
ing Mr. Cushman's endorsement necessary.
Farrelly Bishop of Cleveland.
ROME. March 16. Pope Plus has ratified
the appointment of Mgr. Parrelly as bishop
of Cleveland. Mgr. Farrelly Is at present
spiritual director of the American college at
Rome. This appointment was decided on
at a recent meeting of the conslslorial cun
E Tat" Under ,h reldency of Cardinal
mall matter and th discharge of all du
tie of a common carrier. Th comnanv
limits It liabilities to two-thirds of Its capi
tal stock and the incorporation will termi
nal In ninety years.
Petitions to the city council of Florence
to submit the proposition to a special elec
tion and to the county commissioners for a
franchise were circulated yesterday snd
rapidly signed. . It Is understood the
promoters will make a proposition to the
county commissioners to widen the river
road and grade It up so as to swiid the
over flow from the river snd maintain the
road In passable shape In part considera
tion of the franchise.
The articles also contemplate that the
company shall build a line In Washington
county, which protably will be dine Dy run.
nl'ig to Fort Calhoun and thence to Blair. It
la said that the road will have a working
agreement with the Omaha. Uncoln &
Beatrice electric railway and be part of th
system of electric railway to b built In
the syndicate of London capitalist. The
article will be fiK-d with the county clerk
and th secretary of state the latter part
of the week.
The Florence men say this proposed Una
will, draw from a rich farming country
divided up In small fruit and chicken
farms, will furnish an outlet for an Im
mense amount of produce to th market
of Omaha, and will also open up Pries
lake, as a pleasure resort, whleh It pas,
and which has been closed for the last two
DOUGLAS COUNTY MEN NAMED
Delegation for Second Congressional
District Ignores Stoecker.
OMAHA CHAETER HELD UP
Intimation Delay in Naming Sifting
Committee is the Cause.
NORMAL SCHOOLS IN TOUTICS
Bill Recommended for Pnssage for the
amlnr of a) Km Board by the
t.nvernorBank Bill ou
l From n Ftaff Correspondent.
LINCOLN. March IS. (Special.) Wit hout
a voice raised to help hint. Rncukor Pool,
from the chair today, whipped the faction
of the democratic parly which at the be
ginning of the session took the power front
him to tiuine the standing committee. To
do the Job the speaker w compelled to
force the majority party to repudiate Its
caucus agreement, but he did It stngl
handed and alone Insofar a oratorical help
The fight was over tho selection of a sift
The spoaker opposed the proposition and
upon an attempt being made to name the
committee, he was successful In defeating
the motion by an adjournment.
From the outsrt tha speaker has oppned
the sifting committee and to get around
him the house hold a caucus and decided
that the committee should bo coiupoeed of
two members from each congressional dis
trict, the speaker and two republicans. This
was one night Inst week. Since that time
all of the districts save the "unorganised
territory of Douglas" have selected their
members of the committee.
Bowman of Nuckolls county lata this aft
ernoon moved that th speaker appoint the
sifting committee as recommended by Uih
various districts and that It take Immediate
charge of the general file. The motion ex
cluded tho Second district and Mr. Bow
man explained that unless that district
made its selection tonight ha would move
that the house do It tomorrow. Th com
mittee he reported was as follows: First
district. Ieidlgli and Gerdes; Third dis
trict, Kuhl and Lawrence; Fourth district,
Greuber and Ilospodsky; Fifth district,
Marlatt and Eastman; Sixth district, Taylor
of Custer and Brown of Sherman; Mr.
Speaker, and Baker of York and Griffin of
Where Pool Oct In.
When Bowman moved the adoption of ,
his motion, Snaker Pool, without leaving
the chair, said:
"Mr. Bowmnn, why do you take the
work out of the hands of 11W men and place
It In the hand of eight men?"
"I'nlees we have a sifting committee we
will have many Important bills lost. Wo
will bo unable to reach the Omaha charter,
the Lincoln charter and many other Im
portant measures if wo continue at work
steadily on the generni file as we have
done," replied Bowman.
"Who agreed upon tills sifting commit
tee?" retorted Speaker Pool. "How did you
name the republicans. The house has no
official knowledge that these are th men
the republicans desire on the committee."
Taylor of Custer then got the floor: "Mr.
Speaker,'- he said, "the majority party held
a caucus and agreed upon the sifting com
mittee. We decided that we would allow the
minority party two represontstlves on that
committee. The propriety of the sifting
committee cannot be questioned. It will
prevent confusion such as we hare Just seen
hero over members attempting to raise Im
"I move that the appointment of the sift
ing committee be left to the speaker," in
terrupted Pkern of Nemaha
Before putting the question Speaker Tool
"Remember, the question Is whether one
man can name the republicans on that com
mittee. When we were In caucus Mr, Tay
lor told us the republicans were holding a
caucus to name their members of th lift
"The republicans In caucus named two
members for places on the sifting commit
tee," said Nettleton of Clay, republican.
"We are well satisfied. Wo gave the mi
nority one representative on a committee of
seven. You give us two members of a com
mittee of fifteen and we have no kick
"We decided the speaker should name the
republicans," yelled Shoemaker, and he was
at once Jumped at by Boelts, who denied
It, and Nettleton hustled up th aisle to ask
him, "What do you want?"
In the excitement dark of Richardson
moved to adjourn and Taylor of Custer
raised the point of order that a motion lo
adjourn while a motion wa pending was
out of order. The speaker put the motion
and It carried by a rising vote 13 to!7.
Normal schools In Politics.
The house added to the proposed gigantic
political machine of the democratic party
this afternoon when it recommended fur
passage the bill by Case providing for the
appointment of a State Normal board, lo
take the place of the present Stat Hoard
By the same action th house ha prac
ttrally decreed that O'Neill I to have the
new normal school should th legislaur
pass the bill providing for the extra school.
This conclubion Is baited on the fact that
th bill by Case Is the work of Arthur
Mullen, first aide to Governor Slisllrn
berger, and ai he engineered the bill, drew
It and watched over It, there 1 no doubt
he will have a hand In selecting tha mem
bers of Uie board, which are to be ap
pointed by the governor. The hoard selects
the location of the proposed normal school.
Whether the bill will be able to musier
flfty-one votes on final passage Is a ques
tion, because It I now beginning to be gen
erally understood that If It dues, then it Is
good-UN e to any uormul school In western
Nebraska save at t lie home of Arthur Mul
len. Th hill provides that the governor shall
name five members of ths new board im
mediately upon the approval of the act,
and the other members ar tha stst treas
urer and tho- state superintendent. The
present board will go out of exlslaaoa upon
the signing of th bill by the governor.
Sum of the members of this hoard hsr
a numbw ot yiara jl to serve, but tu'
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