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VOL. XXXVI ITNO. 2?3.
OMAHA. WEDNESDAY MOttNIXU, MARCH 17, 1009 TWELVE PAGES.
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Report for V ork
in Large Numbers
IN THE HOUSE
President Points Out to Congresi Ne
cessity of Prompt Redemption
of Platform Pledges.
Norris of Nebraska Lands in the
"Cherokee Strip' Over Among
Defeats for a Day at Least the Naminar
of a Siftine Committee by
Hundreds Present at Night Meeting
Show Up Rather Than
DOUGLAS COUNTY MEN NAMED
HAS DISTINGUISHED COMPANY
BILL IS EXPECTED TODAY
Committee Will 4i je Proposed
Measure Th, "t-i ing.
Clark and Fitzgerald
Members on R
PAYNE HEADS WAYS A. - MEANS
.Minority Leader Dlecnsaes Fallare of
SpcnUer to Consult Him Aboat
WASHINGTON, March IS. In striking
contrast to the scenes of confusion, din
order ami acrimonious debate which marked
the opening; day of the house the session of
that body today assumed Ita wonted air of
dignity. There was general good feeling
nmong the members, whose rmiln topic of
conversation was the fight of yesterday over
the rules. The anticipated message of PreS'
ident Taft pointing out the necessities of a
revision of the tariff waa received and met
with prolonged applause from the repub
llcans and some 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
the speaker of the personnel of the com
ni it tees on rules and ways and means.
The biennial lottery for seats waa con
ducted and many were the disappointments
upon the part of those whose names were
among the last to be drawn.
As a special compliment Messrs. Bing
ham, Pennsylvania, the father of the
house; Sherwood and Kelfer of Ohio, Pajne
of New York, Clark of Missouri. Tawney
of Minnesota, Livingston of Georgia, Spcrry
of Connecticut, the oldest members of the
house; De Armond of Missouri and Talbott
of Maryland were allowed to select their
Keats without reference to the result of
Some of the old members were especially
fortunate In procuring desirable seats.
Messrs. Dalxell of Pennsylvania and Mann
of Illinois got their former seats. Messrs.
Dc Armond of Missouri and Hitchcock of
Nebraska were among those equally lucky
In their locations.
Mfiuge of the President.
The principal Interest centered In the
reading of the message of Prealdent Taft
urging revision of the tariff laws. The
message was remarkable for Ita brevity.
President Taft's message follows:
"To tllo senate and house of representa
"J have convened the congress In this ex
tra session in order to enable It to glva lm
' mediate consideration to the revision of the
Ulngley tarKf act. Conditions affecting
production, manufacture and business gen
erally have ao changed In the last twelve
years as to require a readjustment and re
vision of the Import duties Imposed by
that act. More than this, the present
tariff act, with the 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 pleased 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 causes a suspension pr halt In bus!
lies because of the uncertainty aa to the
changes to be made and their effect. It
la therefore of the highest Importance that
the new bill should be agreed on and passed
with has much speed aa possible onnslstant
with Ita due and thorough consideration
For these reasons, I have deemed the pres
ent to be an extraordinary occasion within
the muanlng of the constitution. Justify in
and requiring: the calling of an extra Mis
"In my Inaugural address, I stated in a
summury 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 resorted to In order to avoid a future
deficit. It la not necessary for me to re
peat what I then aald.
"I venture to suggest that the vital bust
nesa Interests of the country require that
the attention of the congress in his session
be chiefly devoted to the consideration of the
new tariff bill und that the loss time given
to other subjects of legislation In this ses
sion, the better for the country.
"tSignedl WILLIAM H. TAFT.
The White House, March 1, 190."
When the president's message was read
In the house the republicans broke out
uuo a prolonged applause. The message
was referred to the committee on ways and
Cannon Anaannces Coiusalttees,
Hl aker Cannon today announced tho
ways und means committee and rules com
miltec as follows:
Rulea-The speaker, Palipll (Pa). Smith
(in.). Clark (Mo.) and Fttxgerald (N. Y.J.
Ways and Means t'ayne (N. Y). Ia!iell
(t'a.), .VK Oil (Mass.). Hill (Conn. I. Boutell
(111. t. Nc.-dham U'el.). Calderhead (Kan.),
r'ordiiey (Mich.). Uaines (W. Va, Cushmaa
(Wash.). l-ongwonli (O.). Crumpatker
(Imi.l, Clark (Mo), Harrison (N. Y.).
Krouasard (Ia.), I'nderwood (Ala ), Griggs
(Ua.). I'au (N. C.) and Kansdell (Tex.).
Mr. Fitzgerald, democrat, who Is added
to the rules committee, Is the author of
the amendment to the rulea which was
yesterday adopted. The other democratic
place on that committee went to Mr. Clark,
the minority leader.
Clark Dlsvasse Action.
After the announcement of the personnel
tf the committees. Champ Clark, the
minority leader, aald: "Originally the
ieaker had the power and exercised It, to
appoint all rommlttees, both the majority
and minority nieniU-rs. I'nder Speaker
Reed, when Bailey of Texaa was the minor
ity leader, and under Speaker Henderson,
1 think that the minority leader were con
sulted a good deal regarding the appoint
ment of minority members. When Cannon
was elected speaker and Williams minority
leader, the speaker conferred on the minor
ity leader the favor of appointing minority
members on committees with one or two
"Committee assignments do not make and
unmake men In the house of representa
tive. I had nothing whatever to do with
(Ccutlnued on Second Page.)
PARIS. March 11 The general atrike of
the telegraph, telrphone and postal em
ployes of the state, voted with so much en
thusiasm lest night is not turning out to
day to be anything effective and unless
there should come some sudden change for
the worse It promises tn be of short dura
tion. An overwhelming majority of the
day shifts In all branches of the service
reported for duty this morning. Hundreds
of mn who were present at the meetings
IhsI night apparently hud concluded after
sleeping over the matter that they would
not risk the losing of permanent employ
ment. Nevertheless, the various services are
more or less crippled or demorallxed today.
The main defections occurred In the tele
grspli anil railway mall services. The gov
ernment shows no signs of yielding. On
th contrary. M. Slmysn, under secretary
of posts and telegraphs, nnnounced today
that such a revolt on the part of the ser
vants of the state cannot be tolerated.
Wvery 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 1&-A charge
of embeszllng 115,000 awaits R. M. Nichols
at Corydon, la, who waa arrested here
last 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 Niohols at Cory
don. was extradited from New Mexico,
and passed through Kansas City last night
bound for Iowa.
Until three months ago the two men, It
Is charged, have lived In Corydon aad rep
resented themselves as agents of the
Southwestern Smelting and Refining com
pany, an organisation which waa capital
ised at $1,000,000.
After they had been in that city one year
and had sold $16,000 In stock, the company
which they represented went Into reootver-
hlp, It i claimed. Both men left Iowa,
and the grand Jury Indicted them. .
Nichols declare that be and Mullen had
been engaged tn a legitimate business. For
the last three months he has been an' agent
of the American-Mexico Land company.
SANTA FB, N. M., March 16. R. O. Mul-
llns, reported to have paaaed through Kan
sas City last evening. Is still In Santa Pe
awaiting hearing on a writ of habeas cor
pus before Judge JIcKle next Friday.
The 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 16. The court of
appeals today decided In effect that John
It Hegeman, president of the Metropolitan
Life Insurance company, must stand trial
on the charge of perury in connection with
alleged misstatements made in his annual
report of the Metropolitan Life filed with
the state superintendent of Insurance on
January 1, 1906.
O'BRIEN STAYS AT T0KI0
trans Mill Be Given Some Other
Kmliuir, According to
WASHINGTON, March 16. A mba asador
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
tVhilo Galveston, Tex.. Is waiting for
Mlstah Jai-k Johnson, world's champion
slugger. In a most uncertain framft of mind,
the big smoke is not havlrg all smooth sail
ing even in British Columbia, where the
subjects of England have nothing Ilka the
prejudice against color that exists on this
side of the line In some quarters. Johnson
has accumulated a white wife, and pro
posed to put up at the best hostelrles In
the Canadian province when be landed The
proprietors of the swell hotels drew the
color line on him, however, and he had to
go to an indifferent place of abode.
Mrs. Jack Norton of Omaha happened
to be on the boat which brought Johnson
and lis white wife to Vancouver, having
boarded the steamer vat Honolulu, where
she has been since last September. His.
Norton writes her hus'jand that from all
she could learn Johnson ahd his wife had
luxurious quarters on the Pacific liner from
Australia Slid Ira vol d like grandees. Mrs.
Johnson Is alluded to aa a rather fine 1 ok
Ing woman, who attracted much at tent inn
from all r-n the steamer.
All on the ship were aware before they
set foot on board that the black champion
prise fighter and hla wire were among the
passengers and curkaity to eve them waa
keen. Word bad preceded the boat's ar
rival at Honolulu Unit at the dock, befor;
the boat left Australia, crowds of admirers
of the pugilist acre on band to bid him
an eulhusieetic farewell and wUli him guod
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 See
inn Moat Suited to tho Purpose
Ketone; to Settlers and Not
to the Government.
I From a Ptsff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. March l.-(Speclal Tel
egramsBalancing 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
waa 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 was pro
nounced, Champ, Clark, minority leader.
suggested, amid prolonged applause, that
"republicans should not sit with demo
crats; make them alt way over there on
the other aide of the last aisle."
When Norris, stocklly set up, with square
shoulders and determination written In
every line of his face, moved over to the
"Cherokee Strip" the laughter changed to
a joyous whirlwind, aa the faithful "In
surgent" took the moat commanding seat
In the despised space, "right under the
gun," so to apeak, of the "Iron duke," as
he had characterized Speaker Cannon yes
terday. But he had a lot of company, In
cluding representatives Madden of Illinois,
Glllvtte of Massachusetts, Ttrrell 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 the choice of seats to be occupied by
members of the Sixty-first congress, which
occurred today In tho house of representa
tives. This Is the oniy lottery carried on In
the District of Columbia which haa the
countenance of law. The method of select
ing seats try chance has been one long In
Democrats Fare Well.
John A. Maguire of Lincoln was lucky
and drew a good seat In the fifth row In
the main tier of seats. Mr. Hitchcock of
Omaha waa also fortunate and elected tn
take a seat directly in front of Champ
Clark's aeat, presumably to be In position
to aid the Missouri statesman In hinder
ing tariff legislation.
Congressman Hinshaw'a waa the second
name of tho Nebraska delegation to come
from the bpx and he ohese 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 his button
hole. Congressman Kinkald ftdgetted
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 his luck today
being the last of the Nebraska delegation
to be able to make a choice, but he found
a cosy nook somewhere on the democratic
side, not conspicuous, but a seat where
he can occasionally see the speaker, even
If that august personage falls to see him
Representative Martin of Dead wood was
tho second name called and he chose
seat close to tho one he occupied before
being defeated by Philo Hall and It was
not long after when hla colleague, Charles
F. Burke or Pierre dropped into a seat be
aide Martin. The tone member from
Wyoming, Frank W. Mondell, has an ad
vantagooua seat from which to be heard
when he addresses the house.
Representatives Hull, Haugen and
Hubbard of the Iowa delegation were
among the last drawn, in consequence of
which their seats are "away back" and
unless they can make trades they will
work at a disadvantage when desiring to
talk to the house unless they should supply
themselves with megaphone. Congress
man Smith drew the cards early and
secured a good pew right in trie midst of
the "big five," of which he will now be
one, having been named a member of the
committee on rulea. The other members
of the Iowa delegation. Good, Dawson,
Woods, Kennedy, Kendall and Pickett wore
(Ckmtlnued on Second Page.)
lurk. likewise, aa Mrs. Norton writes,
when they reached ths shores of British
Columbia the colored boxer was given a
real ovation by hla English admirers, which
had the effoct of cheering him up to that
extent that he at once tried to secure quar
ters at the best hotel. In this he failed,
the hotel men not viewing the thing from
the same standpoint as the enthuaisstla
And at Galveston, where Johnson's mother
lives and where he waa to have had
warm reception from certain elements of
the community, the feeling of welcome haa
cooled iff. according to the diapatchea, be
cause of the advanoe notices mentioning
the white wife. Under tho circumstances
Jack may conclude not to go home Just
yvt. or, tr he does go, he will likely leave
Mrs. Johnson with friends at some other
CATHOLIC REFUSES PLACE
Bishop Mills Declines to Servo
Kansas Test Book
TOPEKA. Kan.. March lft-Blshop T. F.
LtlUs of the Catholic diocese of Leaven
worth, Kan., baa declined the appointment
aa a member of the Kansas state text book
board. The appointment was confirmed by
the senate. The bishop's action comes after
protests by the Protestant clergy to Gov
ernor Stubba. The Protestants alleged fuat
iiUhou Llllls might be prejudiced.
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
P1NCII0T IN HOSTILE CAMP
Forestry Expert Speaks Before Mem
bers of Colorado Legislature.
ASKS AID OF ALL INTERESTS
Asserta Forestry Service Exists aa
Well to HeTelon Timber aa to
DENVER, Col., March 16. Invading the
heart of the country which has been
opposed to the policy of the government's
forestry service, Glfford Plnchot. govern
ment's forester. In an address today before
the legislature of Colorado, vigorously de
fended his administration from the assaults
made against It. After declaring that he
bad no apologies to make for the policy of
the forest service, Mr. Plnchot stated that
no backward step would be taken In any
salutary policy adopted.:
Mr. Pinchot's address , was In response to
an invitation from tho joint assembly. His
opening statement wju,;. wujttid. to by State
Senator Elllas M. Amman an opponent of
the policy of the forest service. Mr. Pln
chot made a rejoinder to Senator Amnions
In his opening declaration, Mr. Plnchot
said that the forest service Is anxious for
co-operation with every Interest not an
tagonistic to the public welfare which uses
or can use tho national foresta 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 the
people of Colorado a policy which means
so much to them and future generations.
"It the regulations are found to work
badly," he pointed out, "they should be
amended, but until it Is amended the
forest service Is bound to execute It In the
best way It can."
Forest Poller Fixed.
Mr. Plnchot declared that he was author
ised by the new administration to say that
the general policy of creating and maintain
ing national forests may be 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 come here to do la to
establish audi relations with tho people of
Colorado who use the national ioreets and
are affected by them, as will be for the
best Interests of the state and nation.
'The forest service exists not only to
protect the national forests. It exists Just
aa much to develop the national foresta and
the atates In which they lie, and It haa
no stronger desire man to promote ana
foster the development of Colorado and
every other western state. No more com
plete mistake about the national forests
has been spread abroad that that they are
shut against development and use. During
the laat fiscal year, 1504 raining claims and
3,739 agricultural and miscellaneous claims
were Investigated; 892.789 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
you will find attractive offers
of cars of all kinds. Take an
afternoon off and see what
these machines are.
Among them are a number of
"nipt" probably. Juat what you
want. Of course. It gating a few
hundred meant nothing to you,
don't bother about It. If you want
to gave money, however. Investi
gate tbM machine. A used ma
chine la a pretty good scheme for
your first auto. Have you read the
want ads jet today
"Wiat the Sam Hill lias broke
in Chicago Court
Testimony Will Be Taken in Suit to
Break Up Merger of Harri
CHICAGO, March 1.-The Chicago hear
ing In the government ault against Edward
H. Harrlman and his associates, tho Union
Paclflo 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 the Missouri river and the
Pacific coast," opened today before Special
Examiner Sylvester G. Williams.
The hearing la to take teatlmony In the
caaa inatltuted In Salt Lake City a year
ago. The government's first witness was
J. A. Wentx, a retired railroad man.
Roads to Annul
Change at Kansas City Will Increase
Charge on Farm Implements
KANSAS CITT. Mo., March 1.-The Mis
souri, Kansas A Texas, Atchison, Topoka
& Santa Fe, Chicago, Rock Island & Pa
cific and St. Louis & San Francisco rail
ways yesterday decided to discontinue the
atort-ge-ln-transtt arrangement on agricul
tural Implements here. The effect of the
cancellation of this privilege Is to add
cents to the freight cost on agricultural
lmplemnnls told here to Oklahoma destina
tions. The decision came after a protest
by Oklahoma Jobbers, alleging favoritism
to local dealers. It really follows the
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 Daring Present
Month, According to Reports
ST. PETERSBURG. March 16.-The
Novoe Vremya today publishes a dispatch
from Teheran saying the 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 90 and
that It will bo choaen from the prominent
residents of Teheran.
Florence Reaching Out
for a New Electric Line
Florence haa put forth another bid for
growth and la to have an lnterurban elec
tric line run around the famoua pld loop.
Monday night, articles of Incorporation
were drawn up for an electric line to run
from the termtnua of the present atreet car
line northweatward over the Ponca hill,
which la one and one-half mllea kng, to the
bridge, then north to the Ponca school
house, east to the river road, south to
Bridge atreet In Florence to Fifth atreet
to Fillmore atreet and to beginning, a dis
tance of five miles.
This plan makes the road run along the
top of the Muffs that command a most
magnificent view, overlooking the Missouri
river and the bluffs to the east, the city
of Florence, and Omaha, and on clear days
to the bridge that crosses the river at
Blair, past many of the historic sputa of
early Nebraska and for a mile and a half
along the banka 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 vlclnty.
The articles of Incorporation drawn up
Monday night name I- W. Allen, D. C.
Gould, U. H Nebergall, J. T. Munroe and
J. T. McVlttle aa the Incorporator, They
provide for a capitalisation of 1150.000 In
shares of 1100 each, 100 to be preferred and
(00 common. The name of the Incorpora
tion 1 to be "The Westshore Electric Rail
way company," and it is proposed that the
charter shall provide for the carrying of
pakseufers, Uigtfitge, freight. upriM aud
CHANGES IN TARIFF BILL
Mr. Cushman, New Member from
Washington, Suggests Amendments.
It ,ow Has
Republicans on Commltto and
Mill Be Introduced
WASHINGTON, March 16. -The Tayno
tariff bill will be Introduced In the house
tomorrow soon after the house convenes.
In the 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 lit the
bill were agreed to. The meeting was 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 1'aolfJo coast states two rep
resentatives on the republican side of the
ways and moans committee and leaves the
Rocky mountain atatea without representa
tion .Wliile Mr. Cushman had little time
In which to consider the tariff bill, his
attitude may have changed the measure
considerably. The changes agreed upon,
however, are understood mainly In phrase
ology, although the numbers of various
paragraphs whloh are referred to in other
secttona of the bill will have to be renum
bered. Mr. Cushman represent on the
committee that section of the country which
desires to Improve Ita commercial relations
with Canada, especially to secure a mar
ket In the dominion for Us citrus fruits,
olives, grapes and other commodltlea of a
perishable character for which a ready
market la needed.
On the other hand the lumber Interests
are very large In that section and Mr.
Cushman's attitude may have a material
effect In regard to the schedule. , There
nave been numerous briefs submitted by
Important Interests In the northwest favor
ing free Iron ore and the competition In
this section With Canadian coal Is largely
Interested In the proposed reciprocity ar
rangement with Canada on coal.
The printed copies of the tariff bill, the
matrices and even the peaper remaining on
the presses of the printing office which
were used to print the bill on have been
In the valuta of the printing office since
11:30 o'olock this morning. It had been
planned to bring In the bill today, but it
waa desired to secure for it the unanimous
approval of the republican members, mak
ing Mr. Cushman's endorsement neoeseary.
Farrelly Bishop of Cleveland.
ROME. March 16.-Pope Plus has ratified
the appointment of Mgr. Farrelly aa bishop
of Cleveland. Mgr. Farrelly is at present
spiritual director of the American college at
Rome. This appointment was derided on
at a recent meeting of the conslstorial con
reaUou under the preaidency of Cardinal
mall matter and the discharge of all du
ties of a common carrier. The comnanv
limits its liabilities to two-thirds of Its capi
tal sioca ana tne Incorporation will termi
nate 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 and
rapidly signed. . It .le underatood the
promoters will make a proposition to the
county commissioners to widen the river
road and grade It up so as to avoid the
over flow from the river and 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 aine by run
ning to Fort Calhoun and thence to Blair. It
Is said that the road will have a working
agreement with the Omaha, IJneoln &
Beatrice electric railway and be part of the
system of electric railways to b built In
the syndicate of London capitalists. The
articles will be filed with the county clerk
and the secretary of state the latter part
of the week.
The Florence men say thla proposed line
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 the markets
of Omaha, snd will also open up Pries
lake, as a pleasure resort, which It puaees,
nd which haa been closed for toe laat two
Delegation for Second Congressional
District Ignores Stoecker.
OMAHA CHASTER HELD UP
Intimation Delay in Naming Sifting
Committee is the Cause.
NORMAL SCHOOLS IN F0LITICS
Bill Recommended for Pnssaae for the
laminar of n Ken Board by the
tiovernor Bank BUI on
(From a Ftaff Correspondent.
LINCOLN, March 16. (Special.) Wit hout
a voice raised to help him, Frrukor Tool,
from the chair today, whipped the faction
of tho democratic party which at the be
ginning of the session took the power from
hlra to iiuine the standing committees. To
do the Job the speaker waa compelled to
force the majority arty to repudiate Its
caucus agreement, but he did It einglq
handed and alone Insofar aa oratorical help
The fight was over tho selection of a sift
The spoaker opposed the proposition and
upon an attempt being marla to name the
committee, he waa auccesaful in defeating
the motion by an adjournment.
From the outset the sprHker has opposed
the sifting committee and to get around
him the house held a caucus and derided
that the committee should be composed of
two members from each congressional dis
trict, the speaker and two ri ptibliciins. This
was one night Inst work. Hlnre that time
all of the districts save the "unorganised
territory of Douglas" have selected their
members of tho committee.
Bowman of Nuckolls county late this aft
ernoon moved that the 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 lie would move
that tho house do It tomorrow. The com
mittee he reported was as follows: First
district, I.cldlgli and Gerdes; Third dis
trict, Kuhl and Lawrence; Fourth district,
Grouber and Hospodsky; Fifth district,
Marlatt and Eastman; Sixth district, Taylor
of Custer and Brown of Sherman: Mr.
6peaker, and Baker of York and Griffin of
Where- Pool Gets In.
When Bowman moved the adoption of
his motion, Speaker Pool, without leaving
the chair, said:
"Mr. Bowman, why do you take the
work out of th hands of luu men and pluce
It In the hands of eight men?"
"lTnless we have a sifting committee we
will have many Important bills lost. Wo
will be unable to reach the Omaha charter,
tho Lincoln charter and many other Im
portant measure If wo continue at wiwk
steadily on the general file aa we have
done," replied Bowman.
"Who agreed upon this sifting commit
tee?" retorted Speaker Pool. "How did you
name the republicans. The house has no
official knowledge that these are the 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. Wo decided that we would allow the
minority party two representatives on that
committee. The propriety of the sifting
committee cannot be questioned. It will
prevent confusion such us we have just seen
here over members attempting to raise Im
"I move that the appointment of the sift
ing committee be left to the speaker," in
terrupted Skern of Nemaha.
Before putting the question Speaker Pool
"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 sift
"The republicans In caucus named two
members for places on the sifting commit
tee, " said Nettleton of Clay, republican.
"We are well satisfied. We 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 kirk
"We derided the speaker should name the
republicans," yelled Shoemaker, and he was
at once Jumped at by Boelta, who denied
It, and Nettleton hustled up the aisle to ask
him, "What do you want?"
In the excitement Clark of Richardson
moved to adjourn and Taylor of Custer
raised the point of order that a motion to
adjourn while a motion waa pending waa
out of order. The speaker put the motion
and It carried by a rising vote 43 to '17.
Normal Schools In Politic.
The house added to the proposed gigantic
political machine of the democratic party
this afternoon when It recommended for
passage the bill by Case providing for the
appointment of a State Normal board, to
take the place of the present Stat Board
By the same action th house has prac
tically decreed that O'Neill la to have the
new normal school should the leglslaur
pass the bill providing for the extra school.
This conclusion la baaed on the fact that
the bill by Case Is the work of Arthur
Mullen, first aldo to Governor Shallen
berger, and aa ha engineered the bill, drew
It and watched over It, there Is no doubt
he will have a hand In aelectlng the mem
bers of Uie board, wlilih arc to be ap
pointed by the governor. The tioard selects
the location of tho proposed normal school.
Whether the bill will be able to muster
fifty-one votea on final passage la a ques
tion, because It Is now beginning to be gen
erally understood that If It does, then it la
good-loe to any uortnui school In western
Nebraska save at the home of Arthur Mul
len. The bill provides that the governor ahall
name five members of the new board Im
mediately upon the approval of the act,
and the other members are th state tieas
urer and th state superintendent. The
present board will go out of existence upon
the signing of the bill by the governor.
BomM of the members of thla hoard hare
a number of iaia t to aarve, but tu
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