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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 245.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 191W.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Three Men Are
BIG HILLS ARE
Duck Hunters Drown in Sight of
Several Hundred Penoni at
A Continue the
Five Companies of Militia Marching"
Nebraska Legislature Has Big; Task
fe't the Payne
X( ' l.
Into Hickory Hills,. Back of
Cut Out for it for Next
Four Days. )
LIMITATION f, WENDMENTS
BLOODY BATTLE IS EXPECTED
APPROPRIATION BILLS EI SENATE
Committee en Rule'' .Continue to
ROT SURE OF ITS POSITION
Sesire for Change. May Make it
Difficult to Adopt Rule.
SENATE HAS LITTLE TO DO
Its Finance Committee Will Continue
to Siady Schennlee Censoe Bill
Mar Possibly Be Con
sidered. WASHINGTON, March 2S.-The activi
ties of congress during' the present week
will be. confined almost exclusively to the
consideration of th tariff. The house will
proceed with the consideration of the Payne
bill In general debate, and the hpur of the
dally alttlnga will be extended, the sea
lions beginning at 10 o'clock In the morning
and ending at night at 11:3 with an inter
mission for dinner between S and I o'clock.
The senate will not be In. position to take
up the bill until It la passed by the house
but the senate committee on finance will
continue consideration of the various ached
ules of the measure. In the meantime the
beyond the Introduction of bills. The edict
of the "steering committee", that no legis
lation beyond tariff and the bill providing
for the thirteenth census shall be under
taken, has gone forth. If reported to the
senate, the caucus bill might be considered
during the week, but the census committee
has given no attention to It. It is ex
pectod that this measure will receive large
Opinions differ as to how long the 'dis
suasion of the tariff bill by the house may
continue under the order of general debate,
but the latltudlnarlana do not extend the
time beyond the present week, and most
members predict that the end will be
reached by Wednesday. The long hours
proposed will rapidly exhause the general
speeches and there will be a cessation of
oratory under this order as soon as a de
cision regarding the procedure under the
flve-mlnute rule can be reached. The house
leaders are not quite assured of the ad
visability of permitting opportunities to
amend the bill, and It now seems probable
that general debate will be continued until
they eait reach sure footing on that point.
Kljhty-flve members have made known
their desire to speak under the present
ardsr. Among the republicans who will be
t, " heard during thf week are;. Meeera Kc
1 Uull (Mass), Gaines W. Va.). Calderhead
(Ken.), Needham (Cal.) and Bputell (111.);
. ., 'While the democratic list will Include, Rcp-
... resentatlve, Ranadell (Tex.). Griggs (Qa ),
Ollte James (Ky.), and Burleson and Gil
The senate, after the Introduction of a
number of bills tomorrow, will adjourn
Beware the Oil
of the Prophet
Don't Ever Let a Fortune Teller
Hand Ton Any Compli
ment!. When fortune tellers ere unable to read
your hand without feeling the soothing
and satisfying balm of a SS bill or gold
piece In the clasp of their unoccupied
, digits better not let them flatter you, for
you may not feel flattered after the
prophet has made his ndicus. '
Mrs. Martin, a colored woman living at
Eighteenth and Nicholas streets, was so
sr xlous to find out what kind of an Easter
bonnet she ought to buy that she willingly
allowed a fortune teller to light the lamp
of ' kiuwUdge by holding one of her fa
bills. When the seance was ended the
soothsayer forgot to return the "V" before
Miylrig goodbye, so Mrs. Martin asked the
uoiK-e to find him and recover the green
berk palm oil.
Dredge to Deepen
Machine is Wanted by Park Board
Silt to Be Used to Grade
Fids for a huge dredge to bo used In
deepening Salina ' sea. In the new Ivl
Carter park, will be opened by the Board
ef I "ark oomrnlselor.ers at the regular
monthly meeting this afternoon. The board
Intends to use the silt In the bottom of the
lake In grading the low land In the park
before trees and shrubbery is tranaplated,
aa the silt is full of nutrition and will
make vegetation boom In tie park.
LITTLE SYMPATHY FOR MAN
WHO LOSES RAILROAD PASSES
Felleemea (Jet Dlssrnsted at
Theacht la This Age of
Anger, disgust and sympathy mingled In
the bosoms of several sturdy police offi
cers at the station whon John Nadigan
of Perry, la., reported the loss of twelve
annual railroad passes.
Twelve annual passes and them lost,"
breathed one officer In contempt.
"Yes. and In this day and age, too. when
an ordinary man couldn't get a pass for
love or money," hissed another.
"Any man who would be careless enough
to lose twelve railroad passes ought to
suffer,'1 growled another.
And so cn It went, only one policeman
having compassion on the Iowa man.
"I aleo lost V lit bills." said Nadigan.
"Oh. that's nothing. You can get lota
of them thirty-six dollars," said the desk
Nadigan s passes weie over different dl
vUUm oC the Milwaukee road-
WATERLOO. Ia., March 38. While sev
eral hundred persons watched, powerless
to help. Christ Anderson and Henry Roth
man, duck hunters, clinging to an over
turned boat, from which Frank Bents had
already Jumped and drowned, went over
the fall in Cfdir river today and drowned.
The three men tried to cross the river Just
above the falls, and the boat upset.
Their acres ms for help attracted a
crowd, but no one could do anything to
aid the doomed men while the upturned
boat raced wildly toward he brink of the
falls. Bents, who was a laborer, struck
out for the shore and swam valiantly until
his trength gave out and he sank when
slmost at the banks of the river. The
other two went over the falls and did not
appear above the water.
Anderson wss assistant manager of the
Herrlck Refrigerator company and Both
man wan a saloon keeper. The boat was
recovered a mile below the falls.
MR. AND MRS. BOYLE
HAVE QUIET SUNDAY
Kidnaper of Willie Whltla Will
Have Hearing; la Day
, sr Two.
MERCER, Pa., March 28. After a week
of Intense excitement. James H. Boyle and
Mrs. Boyle, or McDermott. or Thurston,
suspected kidnapers of Willie Whltla,
have had one real day of rest. Wblle the
woman spent the greater part of the day
quietly reading, the man Indulged himself
' Mr. McDermott, the retired fireman of
Chicago, did not come here today ' see
the woman he alleges answers the des
cription of his missing daughter, Anna
It Is likely arrangements will be com
pleted tomorrow mornlnt for the hearing.
This may be held l.eie or may be at
It Is the opinion that there are three
more accomplices to be , arrested ' and It
was reported tonight that officers have
began to locate them In this county as
well aa In Ohla.
DR. CLEGG CULTIVATES
. LEPROSY BACILLUS
Scientist at Manila Makes Discovery
that May Make Care of
. Disease Foeslble.
MANILA,. Bftrch 28. Dr. Moses Ciegg.
bacteriologist of the bureau of science at
Manila, has suceeded In cultivating the
leprosy bacillus. He has made five suc
cessful 'cultures of the bsctiera and carried
them through three successive generations.
He used the organisms from both living
lepers and the bodies of victims of leprosy.
He has been equally successful In his cul
tures with tb germs of amoebio dysen
tery, establishing -sympoUc: relationship
between the germs of the two diseases. '
The bureau of science has prepared a
leprosy vaccine and proposes to carry for
ward a series of experiments for the pur
pose of establishing a specific treatment
Dr. Clegg Is the son of a prominent Ar
GOVERNOR COSGROVE DEAD
derail e of State of Washington
Dies Suddenly at Paso Roblea,
PASO ROBLE8, Cal., March J. Gov
ernor Samuel G. Cosgrove of Washlng
ton died here suddenly today of Blight's
The governor had been in poor health
for some months prior to his election
last November. The strsin and work of
the campaign weakened him and he came
here early In January to recuperate.
Slowly but surely the mineral baths and
waters of the springs relieved hi con
dition and he gradually became stronger.
He felt so much Improved that lie risked
the Journey to Olympla to be Inaugurated,
returning Immediately. This trip, how
ever, proved too much for his strength,
and since his return his condition has
gradually grown worse. For the last
two days he had been confined to his
room, with Mrs. Cosgrove la constaut
attendance. Only a few hours before his
death he seemed to feel better and re
marked that he hoped to soon be bale to
return to Washington and take up his
duties as governor.
g HOOTS HIMSELF WH1IK tM.EEP
Boy at Lyman. Awakened by Kinlo
lon. Plods Bmoblnsl Gnn In Hand.
ATLANTIC, la., March 28.-C Special.)-
William Gerlach, who lives at Lyman,
where his father has a small store, was
the victim of a moat peculiar accident,
shooting himself wblle ssteep. The lad
had been sleeping In his father's store,
each night placing a revolver under Ills
pillow. It seems that aome time between
3 and 4 o'clock in the morning he was
awakened by Its discharge and was horri
fied to find that the gun was in his right
band and that he had shot one of his
fingers off. the bullet going out and lodg
ing In Ms leg. Medical aid waa summoned
and he Is rapidly recovering, but aa yet has
no recollection of how the gun came to be
la hie hand.
Vanderlip Special Makes
CHICAGO. March . In a race against
time to reach tle bedside of his dying
ir other Frank l Vanderlip. president of
the National City bank of New York, to
day covered the distance from New York
to Chicago in fifteen hours and fifty-eight
minutes. This, according to railroad offi
cials, broke all railroad records for the trip.
Mr. Vanderlip arrived twenty-eight
minutes after his mother died.
Si.ortly before midnight last night Mr.
Vanderlip In New York received word from
Chicago of the serious illness of his mother,
Mrs. Charlotte L. Vanderlip. He Immedi
ately ordered tin New York Central to
supply him with the fastest special train
at tls command. The company had a
train ready to leave New York at midnight.
The train consisted of four coaches and a
powerful engine. It, naa necessary to add
the three extra coechea to give the train
the proper weight for making high spaed.
Mr. Vanderlip s train waa given the right-of-way.
The run trim New York to
Aborigines Are Headed by Crary
Snake and Are Well Armed.
BAND IS STRONGLY ENTRENCHED
First Real Uprising in Oklahoma for
TROUBLE STARTED THURSDAY
Attewtnt to Arrest Jfegrro H
thieves Ends In Flsrht Six Men
Have Been Killed and
OKLAHOMA CITY, OW., March .
Five companies of Oklahoma mllltla are
marci;lng tonight against Craxy Snake's
band of Creek Indians, half-breeds and
negroes, entrenched in the Hickory hills,
seven miles from Henryetta.
A bloody battle was regarded aa Inevi
table, as the heavily armed troops set out
either to capture or exterminate the mur
derous band, which since Thursday has
caused the death of six men, the wounding
of many others and brought about a con
dition of terror In Henryetta, Pierce and
all the surrounding country. The troope
left Henryetta at S o'clock. They had seven
miles to go. Encumbered with arms and
equipment. It was expected that tbey could
not reach the scene ready for battle much
before 7 o'clock.
Craxy Snake's men number about .
all armed with modern rifles and plenti
fully supplied with ammunition. They had
been preparing for two months for this,
their final stand agair.st lawful '.uthorlty.
They defiantly sent out word today that
they would fight to the oeath.
Of course there can be only one outcome
In the clash, but It Is certain to be a
murderous affair, aa the militiamen's of
ficers have declared that they shoot to
kill from the first.
Loan- Fight Expected,
It was regarded ss certain that the In
dians would be defeated, but it Is realised
that It might take all night and all day
tomorrow to crush the band Into the con
dition of subjection such as the military
authorities decided upon.
Craxy Snake's band strongly entreanchod
Itself early In the day and was reinforced
from time to time by roving companies
which were scared away from Henryetta
by the coming of the state troops at. 3
o'clock. Craxy Snake Is In personal com
mand. This was established by the testi
money choked out of his college-bred son
by means of a nice new Inch rope. Young
Harjn strung u by fhe aetcrmmexl
dejutles until nearly dead. Whan he gasped
out that his father was In command
named the Indian who killed the deputies;
told theo fflcers how to trail the band,
and did everything which a etoclaJ red
man Is supposed not to do when In the
hands of his enemies.
First Uprising; for Years.
This first real Indian uprising of years
has held this portion of the territory on
edge for three days past. It has I been
plotted and prepared for two months. It
broke out last Thursdsy, when 'some dep.
uty sheriffs went to Henryetta to arrest
some negro cattle thieves. They were fired
on by negroe and halfbreed friends of the
criminals and forced to beat a hasty re
treat. A few houra later they returned
with additional forces and were fired on
by the band, then augmented by a number
of Cracy Snake's Indians. In this fight
three were killed nsd five wounded, se
cording to the official reports, si though
It Is thought many more Indians were
wounded, aa scores of shots were fired at
close quarters. This clash resulted In
Indians Decide to Fight.
Meanwhile Crary Snake's followers de
termined upon an sggresslve campaign
The chief's plans had to be prematurely
sprung- on account of the unexpected raid
of the deputies on Henryetta. Deputies
fanned the flame by hunting strenuously
for the leaders and Craxy Snake, forced to
the wall, determined to strike a hard blow
In an effort to escape. Laat night part
of his band wss run to cover by deputies
hi a search for leaders In Thursdsy's fight.
Marshal Baum of 8hecotah and Deputy
vjuom oi cuiauia paia tneir uvea aa a
price. They were ahot down, according to
Craxy Snake's son, by Cbsrles Coker, a
Seminole Indian. This event aroused the
state autliotitlea Governor Haskell or
dered out the mllltla and the word waa
passed out thtst the bsnd must be cap
tured or killed. Not till today did the peo
ple of Henryetta realise the serious con
dition. Threatened fy raids by some of
uraiy snakes men, the yhurriedly armed
patrolled the roads lesdlng to the town
sent to surrounding towns for arms and
ammunition and sent urgent adpesJs to
Oovernor H&skell to hurry the militia to
the scene. Not until the soldiers arrived
at S o'clock this afternoon were the peo-
( Continued on Second Page.)
New Railroad Record
Buffalo, tin miles, was covered In 399
minutes, which included a three-minute
stop for a chsnge of engines. The run
Iioiii Buffalo to Cleveland, 1S4 miles, waa
covered Id 168 minutes, and the special
fairly tore up the rails in its mad rush.
The engineer threw the throttle wide open
ai.d the miles slipped by at a disxy pace.
1-eavlng Cleveland at S:17 a. nv, the specla
arrived at Toledo at 11:3 a. m.. covering
U miles In lit minute. This was the
slowest stage of the run.
Klkhart, Ind., was reached at 1:3 p. m.
making 133 miles in 130 minutes. sTngie
wood reached at the last ninety
five miles being eaten up In ninety-two
Mr. Vanderlip left the train at Englewod
which waa the nearest station to his
Mrs. Vanderlip waa as years old. It waa
not thought she was in any danger until
last night, when Mr. Vanderlip was sum
THE NEW MEMBER'S FIRST
From the Washington Kvening Star.
BREEN AND Z1MMAN DIFFER
Candidates Outline Their Views at
BREEN FOR SUNDAY GOLF PLAY
for Base Ball, Also, Before
Pies for Occupation Ti Oppo.
went Lenient to Franchise
Breaking away from his usual stereo
typed adores In which he declared against
platforwi a,nd - pW he ytrteirs that ' he,
himself, was the platform "on which ' he
based his candidacy. John P. Breen, In a
speech before a gathering of Bohemians in
the Metx hall Sunday afternoon, said he
believed In playing golf on Sunday and In
taxing public service corporations 6 per
cent of their net earnings, but not of their
gross earnings. No cheers greeted the can
But wtien Harry B. Zlnimao. the next
speaker, said he believed In encouraging
every healthy outdoor sport on any day,
not simply gulf, the "society game," but
the "great American game of base ball es
pecially," and that he believed the oubllc
service corporations should pay 6 per cent
of their gross receipts, the cheers showed
the preference for mayor of Omaha.
Joseph Kavan presided and called first
upon Mr. Breen. The candidate again re
counted . iiow he happened to be In the
race, by reason of political club endorse
ments, and sought to discredit . platforms,
for the reason that but few of the signal
reforms accomplished by President Boose
vent were mentioned In the platform on
which he was elected. On the question of
Sunday amusements, he said:
"X was asked the other day whether I
as In favor of Sunday base ball. I re
plied in this wise: 1 like to get out on a
40-ecre lot with a couple of ministers and
knock a ball around with a golf stick. I
would not like to be Interfered with, end
therefore why should I Interfere with the
(Continued on Second Page.)
People don't have
to be fooled into
ing. To most peo
ple its as important
as any news in the
What ia more important to
the average household than
where they can get most for
the limited amount they have
Take the want ads, for ex
ample. The advertiser who
tells what he has to sell and
why you should buy of him,
gets returns far out of propor
tion to the little he has to pay
for a want ad.
Why do they bring so much
Simply because people find
advertising of live interest.
They know reading want
ds pay for. the time Extend a
dozen times over.
Have you read the want adi
Servia Will Be Ordered to Make Sup
plementary Declaration that
Will Satisfy Austria.
VIENNA, March 28. A complete agree
ment has been reached by the powers with
regard to the steps to be taken at Belgrade
on the basis of the proposals made by Sir
Edward Grey, ,the British foreign secre
tary, to Baron von Aehertnt.ia!, the Aurt O
Hungarlan minister of foreign affairs, for
the settlement of the difficulty between
Austria, end Servia.
Tht representatives of the powers at Bel
grade tomorrow will advise Servia to mike
a declaration to the administration at
Vienna, supplementary to the Servian note
of March 14. In this note Servia referrid
Austria to Its previous note to the powers,
dated March 11, and In the latter note
Servia, while withdrawing its demand for
compensation, and setting forth that it
did not desire to provoke war, stilt main
tained that the question of the annexation
of Bosnia and Herzegovina should be regu
lated by the powers.
In sddltlon, a complete agreement has
been reached with respect to the abroga
tion of article 36 of the Berlin treaty and
the suggestions of Austria on this subject
will be communicated to the signatories of
ev Church at Blonx Falls.
SIOCX FALIS, 8. D Maroh SS.-fSpe-clal.)
A fine new Congregational church
waa dedicated In this city today with elab
orate ceremonies. The principal address
was made by Joueph W. Powell of Buffalo,
N. Y., known throughout the United States
as "The Brotherhood Man." For twenty
five years he hss been engaged In pushing
the work of the church, and during that
time has dedicated churches In' all parts
of the country. Another who took a prom
inent part In the dedication of the new
edifice was Rev. Frank Fox, the pastor, to
whose energy Is largely due the construc
tion of the handsome new church building.
The structure was erected at a cost of
about $40,000. It Is built of Sioux Falls
granite and ha a seating capacity of about
1,000. Without doubt it is the finest church
In South Dakota.
Y. W. C. A. Meets Sunday in
Teaterday was a big day and this will be
a big week for the Toung Men's Christian
association, which is getting nicely settled
In Its splendid new home at Seventeenth
and Howard streets.
Miss Helen Barnes of New York City,
national secretary of the association, was
the chief speaker yesatrdey at the conse
cration meeting. She spoke on the first
clause of this, the, sixteenth verse of the
first chapter of Bomans, known as the
key to Romans: "For I am not ashamed
of the gospel of Christ, for It Is the power
of God ur.to salvation; to the Jew first and
also to ths Greek."
Taking, the words. "For I am not
ashamed of the gospel," Miss Barnes made
a moat Impressive address, emphasising the
power of the gospel in the personal life.
Its need and Ita claim. Her message, was
for strong, positive lives and her plea for
Miss Slevers. general secretary of ths
Dea Moines association, and Mlaa Trimble,
general secretary of the Kanaaa City as
sociation, apoke. Miss Trimble's associa
tion I sabout to build and she Is here to
observe the details of the Omaha building.
A reception to local ministers and their
wives will be given today at S p. ra. and
continue to S, and after that a program
of exercises will be given. It Is the desire
of Mrs. W. P. Harford, president, and
Mrs. Emma Byers. general secretary, as
well aa the other officials, trustees and
members, that the ministers of Omaha get
In close touch with the details ef this
woik. Many of the miulrters are new to
BIG ADDITION TO CORN SHOW
Government Agricultural Exhibit at
Seattle to Be Shown Here.
FT WILL FILL EIGHT CARS
It Is Larger Than at Any Prevlons
Reposition Except Rt. I,oals,
and Contains Many New
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March a. (Special )
When Secretary Wilson, at the earnest re
quest of 'Senator Norrla Brown, gave his
sanction that the Agricultural department !
exhibit prepared for the Seattle expoal
tlon be put off at Omaha for purpose of
display at the National Corn exposition
the Transmlsalsslppl section pulled off one
of the biggest stunts since the Trana-
mississlppl exposition In 1806.
The exhibit, which has been pre a red by
the several bureaus in the Department of
Agriculture for the Alaska-Yukon expo
sition will take all of eight care to trans
port It to the western metropolis. It will
occupy twice the space allotted to It
the IjfwIs and Clark exposition at Port
land or at any previous exposition except
ing that at St. Louis, and will contain
many new features of Interest Illustrating
the functions of the department and ita
relation to agricultural development and
A general description of what this In
tereatlng agricultural exhibit contains may
be of Interest at this time, In view of the
fact that this exhibit will be in Omaha,
next December to add Its measure of In
tcrest to the National Corn exposition.
Bnrean of Animal (Indnatry.
The exhibit of the bureau of animal In
dustry will, aa far aa possible, cover the
general work of this bureau, which deals
with the Investigation, control and eradl
cation of animal dlsesses, the Inspection
and quarantine of live stock; Inspection
of meat and meat products, and with anl
mal husbandry and dairying. Models show
Ing the dipping of cattle and sheep for the
eradication of mange or scabies, patho
logical sieJmens of animal diseases, ma
terlsla used In the Inspection of meat
modela of steamer showing fittings for
exportation of cattle, a dairy stable model
showing proper sanitary construction, and
pictures showing breeds of horses, cattle
(Continued on Second Page.)
Omaba, comparatively, and Mrs. Harford
insists tnat this Is all the more reason why
they should oome and get acquainted with
these workers and their work.
fdBaaANYJoTcmt fdfadd dwad dawd wdaw
Thla Is to be a big- reception day. Kdltors
are especially Invited snd other men In
public or private life. It la to bo the pub
lic's day and the owmen are extremely
anxious that the public should avail Itself
of this opportunity. The building, with Its
new furnishings, will be thrown open and
the workers will be eager to show their
guests all over It.
The secretaries of the Young Men's
Christian association are also asked to Join
in the reception today. Then there will
be workers and friends from outside of
Omaha. Some of these. In conjunction with
Omaha ministers, will mske addresses.
One of the chief speakers will be Rev.
!ura Wild, a congregational mlniater
from Lincoln. She and Mrs. F. M. Hall,
chairman of the state committee will be
two prominent Lincoln women to take ac
Thia evening- will be for the Bible de
partment's Installation. Much ,wlll be made
Over 4(0 persons attended the consecra
tion service In this new building, which
stands a towering monument lo unscirisli
devotion snd some sacrifice of patient
women and generous men snd the fruition
of the hope of years. So all the emotion
that comes from such a combination of
circumstances welled up In womanly hearts
yesterday during that hour of consecra
tion and road It one idaed of solemn
Measures Must Be Sent Back to House
for Approval cf Amendments,
DEADLOCK OVER TWO BILLS
Indications that Physical Valuation
Bill Will Be Killed.
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
Points In This Measore Are In Die.
pnte and It Will Probably Fall by
the Wayside Mr. Bryan's .
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
MNCOIJf. March .-(8peclal.)-Though
the legtalature has set Thursday for the
final adjournment date, Its most important
work la yet to be done, and the fights
premised for this week will exceed in
bitterness the contest which have been
In evidence since the session began, be
tween the house and the senate.
The legislature Is far from the enact
ment of a physical valuation law and the
passage of the initiative and referendum
bill. The large appropriation bills have vet
to pass the senate and the amendments
made thereto to be corcurred In by the.
Save the banking bill, the bill providing
for the election of precinct assessors and
the political bills passed for the purpose
of creating a democratic political mi-
cl.lns, not many of the measures acted
upon favorably will cause serious loss to
the lat or affect the state at large to
any groat extent. The damage that will
occur by the t Deration of the laws men
tioned cannot be estimated and not for
two years at least can the n easurea be re.
The big fights yet to be finished within
the next four days are over the physical
valuation bill and the bill providing for
the initiative and referendum. The house
and senate are at loggerheads over tbeas
measures and no on can tell what th
outcome will be.
It Is a probability th&t Ins physical valu
ation bill will be killed. So far no one
has offered any good reason for its passage
except that It will provide Joba for some
democrats. The State Board of Assess
ment has figured out' the physical value
of every railroad In Nobraska and this
vslue Is separate from the Intangible or
franchise value. Just why this board has
not done Its work Just aa well as any
other board will be. able to do It no ene
hag yet said. These figures are on .f.Uf.v.-
with tne secretary of the State Board Of ,
It the bill does pass It Is pretty certain
to go through without the house amend
ments, which included the stock yards and
all other publlo service corporations. And
that Is what the democrats pledged the
people to Include in the bill, but the pledge
of democracy amounts to little when that
pledge Interferes with the plans of the
attorney for the stock yards, who happens
to be the boss of the senate and the over
lord of the house also.
Mr. Bryan's Kplte Work.
One of the features of thia legislature
which will go down in history Is the part
Mr. Bryan has taken and the means ha
has employed to punish those who did not
do his bidding.
For Instance, he threatened the regents
of the State university thst unless they
did ss he demanded In the matter of his
school of politics, or cltlsenshlp, that he
would take the case up with his legislature.
The regents declined to make a political
Institution out of the university, and Mr.
Bryan made good his threat. To show
the regents lie is the boss, he hsd his bill
Introduced, and further insulted the re
gents by prefacing the measure with a
wheress, complimenting them for their
work In the direction he had Indicated.
He pushed the bill through the senate, and
yesterday the democrats of the house were
afraid to go on record against It, so it
Is now up for third reading. The bill will
come to be known aa "Bryan's Personsl
Spite Bill for the Destruction of the Stste
Now this Peerless Bos Is demsndlng of
the legislature that It pass the Initiative
and referendum. When asked to sign a
petition asking for the submission of a
prohibitory amendment he told Mrs. Heeld
to wait for the Inltstlve and referendum.
If the bill psasea It will be Mr. Bryan s ,
sop to the temperance people of the slate,
just ss the veto of the Fort Crook saloon
bill was the sop from Governor Shallen
berger. The governor vetoed the bill be
cause, as he told a member of the legis
Isture, "I am afraid of the criticism of
the republican press." And this same leg
islator la authority for the statement that
the governor hsd promised to sign the bill
If It passed.
Many Bills In Baal Shape.
The banking bill which the IcgUlat'.ire
haa passed has been declared by the ablest
members of ths house and prominent law
yeia, to be Invalid, and prediction la made
that it will be knocked out In the courts
whenever it is attacked. Incidentally, the ,
letrisluture hns as yet made no effort to
pay Judge I. I,. Albert that 1300 for atart
Ing the banking committee on the right
track and drawing the original bill for ths
But the banking bill Is not ths measure
which Is in bad shape from a constitutions!
standpoint. Probably never before have so
msny bills reached the governor In such
bsd shape. In fart. It will take a Phil
adelphia lawyer to dig out the meaning
of some of the treasures especially a this
true of the bills which are supposed lo
be of importsuce. For Instance, the Kuhl
bill amending the primary election law
and returning to the county convention
system of selecting delegates to the state
convention. The measure goes into a whole
lot of details about the duties of the va
rious committees and conventions, but
careful Inspection of the measure falls to
discover who Is to call the county conven
tion. The bill provldea the state committee
shall designate In w l..i manner the at ate,
congr salonal. Judicial and legislative com
mittees shall be selected, and then pro
vides that the stale conveotlon shall
choose the stats committee.
The reciprocal demurragw bill reeds Hag
a fight between a Ausetan and a Ja,paj
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