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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Polls Opsn 12 M. to 9 P. M.
For Ncm-asks-Fair.
For tow - Partly clnurtv.
For weather report see rage
Deputy She riff i Surround Band of
Fifteen in House Rear Crazy
Snake'i Home.
Offic V 1 I
t ,
Remainder Flee, with
Close Pursuit
i, -
Indians Divide Into Small Grouj-Vi''
nJ ', Timm V
OI1U aAViVUi W aWVraaN
Soldiers Arf Divided Into gonads and
Irarrk of Hill. rontlnaea
rrlioacn Takfa to Hick
orr ironnds.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Ok!.. March .-A
detachment, of Crasy Snake's band of bel
ligerent Indiana was surrounded by deputy
snrriffs this efternoon near Craiy Snake's
home and lively battle ensued. More
than J00 ahota were fired and one Indian
l killed. Bight Indiana were captured
and the remainder fled, with the deputies
In pursuit.
There were about fifteen Indiana In the
band that hod taken refuge In a house.
The deputies had tracked them for some
distance and were Informed by a farmer
of their location.
Advancing from all four sides, the posse
fired a volley at the frail house. The In
diana rushed out. scattered among; the
trees and made a valiant defense. The
posae. firing an tlie wnue, sieaouy au--aneed
and soon routed the band. None
of those captured is seriously injured, but
it la known thut a number of Indians were
hit by the posse's shots.
Crazy Bnake's band apparently has
broken up Into numerous small groups. It
seemed at nightfall that each was trying
to accomplish his own escape, without re
gard for the grand dreams of the chieftain,
to realise which they were called together
Sunday by the amoke of aignal fires. All
effort at organised resistance seemed to
have been dropped with the sinking of the
Eight ladlaas Captured.
The militiamen seemed well able to cope
wllh this latest phase of the situation,
however, which became evident late this
afternoon. They, ton, ecattered out Into
bands. They Invaded the hilly and wooded
districts of the Creek nation In a deter
mined effort to hunt down both leaders
and members of the war party. The wis
dom of this policy at once became evident,
for by 7 o'clock tonight they had captured
the following prominent members of Crazy
Snake's forces:
Little Tiger, a sub-chief.
Katey Iatrney.
Jlnimle lUw. , "
. W. R Taylor.
Totn Jeffries.
John, l-ewis.
Abo Buwies.
Simla Harje. who Is not related to I hlltl
Most of these were heavily armed.
The captives were started for the
camp at Hickory Grounds, under heavy
guard. Orders were Isaued that the search
be kept up and numerous parties went
out during the early hours of the night
to round up the renegades. As rant aa
they are captured they will be hurried to
Hickory Grounds, which will be estab
lished soon as a reconcentrado camp. By
this means the military authorities ex
pect to avoid a pitched battle, but re
garded it aa certain taht numerous smaller
engagements would be fought.
The Indian killed by the posse was the
only fatality of the day reported to Col.
onel Hoffman. There are numeroua rum
ore of engagements here and there, with
varying numbers of fatalities. One story
told that a posse of farmers near Oheco
tail fought a large band of negro rone
fades and killed twenty... This, wllh simi
lar reports cannot be confirmed. A very
Oisquletlng condition exists throughout
the troubled district, however, and almoat
anything In the way of a fight would not
be surprising.
Deputy Sheriff Frank Jones early today
reported to his superiors at Chetocah that
he believed his posse had part of Crazy
Snake's band aurrounded. Including the
chief htmaelf. This gives rise to a story
that the leader was killed. No conflrma
Hon of this could be obtained and It prob
ably Is Incorrect as nobody could be found
tonight w ho had seen the Snake during the
Indian Retreat to Hill.
As the troops prepared to enter upon the
activities of the night it waa thought that
the Snake had carried out hia last night's
Intention of seeking refuge in the Hickory
Hills and that he waa supported there by
Some of his leaders.
Scores of cowboys and frontiersmen, all
expert gun fighters, Joined the militiamen
In the chase during the day and evening.
They know the rugged country aa well as
do the Creeks. These men declared that
If Craxy Snake was anywhere In the dis
trict, he would le run down before morning-
Despite all liif talk about Crasy Snake
the mlllila officers have et to find any
body who has seen him since 8unday morn
ing. Their only real knowledge that he ia
commanding the Indians personally la the
Information choked out of his son by the
deputies when they hanged Mm by the
neck until he exprcuscd an anxiety to talk.
The young man may have been misleading
the deputies at that, aa he Is a smooth
one. The militiamen, though, insist they
have tht beat of reasons for believing they
are near to capturing the Snake and ending
Ms uprising.
Sold lent Brgts) Paraait.
ML8KOUEK. ukl.. March 39.-Cp lo
noon today that had been no encounter be
tween the stale mililia, marching upon
Crasy Rntke and hia band of Creek In
dians and negro allies, according to the
beM Information available here, and the
1 1 oops were still pursuing the reds. It Is
if port d that Oraay Snake, rearing arrest,
haa made hia escape, deserting his follow
ets and la now on li'.s way to Washington
t.i lncercede with the Great White Father.
The mala portion of the soldiers, under
command or Colonel Roy Hoffman, Is
pushing northward In aearoh of the chief
and his men. Sfveral other detachments
of militia are doing police duty snd led
by fanner scouts familiar with the country
are petroling the country for miles around
Hickory camp looking for any refugees
'hat may be hiding in the mountains and
Soemingly authentic reports today from
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Fines Arc Levied
in Union Pacific
Short Line Cases
Railroads Assessed $3,000 Each and
Ererett Buckingham $1,000 by
Judge at Salt Lake City.
SALT IAKK CITY, March S.-In the
t'nltd Blates district court toduy. Judge
Marshall fined the Cnlon Pacific RMllroad the Oregon Short IJne. the Union
-'aclfle Coal company and J. M. Moore.
anagnr of tlu I'nlon Pacific Coal com-
1.1,000 each.
-erett Buckingham, former division
Co manager of the Oregon short nine
"Tlned H.OI0.
t The fines are the result of a suit against
the coal company and two railroad com
panies by the D. J. Sharp Coal company
of this city who alleges that the defendants
had consntred and had refused to haul
coal previously purchased by the Sharp
company. These charges were sustained
at the trial by a Jury which found the de
fendants guilty of conspiracy in restraint
of trade and In violation pf the anti-trust
An appeal to the supreme court of the
United States will be taken.
TCverrtt Buckingham is now general man
ager of the stock yards at South Omaha.
Rumor Servian
King Will Flee
From Belgrade
Influential Party in Parliament is
Agitating Against Present
Ruling Family.
lJXDON, March .-Special dtspatehos
received from Home and Vienna give ru
mors that Peter, the king of Servla. and
all the members of his family are prepar
ing to leave Belgrade.
The message from Koine says King Vic
tor Kmmanuel has received a letter from
Belgrade that King Peter and his sons
are going to Switzerland. The king' sug
gested that the youngest son of Prince
Nicholas of Montenegro take the crown
of Servla. The king of Italy, according
to this dispatch, does not oppose the ab
dication of King Peter, but will urge that
Peter's son, Alexander, succeed him.
The dispatch from Vienna saya an In
fluential party In the Servian parliament
Is agitated against the Karageorgevltch
dynasty, the family of King Peter, and
discussing either the Duke of Teck ' or
Prince Arthur of Connaught as possible
successors to the throne.
Bandits Kill
Head of Posse
City Marshal at Trenton, Mo., Fatally
Wounded , in Battle with
Safe Blowers,
THUNTON. Mo.. March 29.-Whlle head
ing a posse of citizens who were in pur
suit of two safe blowers. City Marshal
George Caraway was shot and probably
fatally wounded here today. The robbers
The safe blowers had robbed two stores
at Splekard, near here, and escaped on a
hand car. LjxvU authorities were notified
and were at the right-of-way Just outside
Trenton armed and ready to meet them.
Instead of coming on a hand car, however,
the robber arrived on a train. They were
soon located by the (mean and a lively
exchange of shots ensued. Caraway
dropped wllh the first volley, disorganising
the pursuers and In the excltment the rob
bers again made their escape.
Three of the robbers were cornered this i
afternoon by the posse of the McCue farm,
two miles south of the town of James
port. There was a hot exchange of shots
and one of the robbers was shot and
killed. The two others surrendered.
Honor for Omaha
Girl at Wellesley
Miss Gertrude Schermerhorn, a
Junior at Noted Women's Col
lege, Made a Scholar.
BOPTON, Was.. March IS. Among the
Wellesley college girls who have received
the highest scholarship swards announced
vintarilav In rhanel is Miss Gertrude Scher
merhorn, a pretty Junior from Omaha,
Miss Schermerhorn so clistingulHned herself
In her college work that she Is nnul ; a
Wellesley college scholar, a notahle dis
tinction. The honors are awarded the
Juniors on the basis of one and one-half
years' work. They were established for the
purpose of giving recognition to a high
degree of excellence In academic work and
of showing appreciation of loyalty to the
high Intellectual standard the college seeks
to maintain. Mlsa Schermerhorn Is very
popular at Wellesley ami fellow students
are congratulating her today on her new
Primary Today
First Ward.
1st VM 8. Slh St.
iNI-fc"! Pacific Si.
;ld 17-13 8. loth rit.
till 19 Hancroft St.
Necoad Ward.
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Third Ward.
1st 151 Webster St.
2d-3l 8. !0th St
Si- 313 N. ljih M.
41 h 410 S. l ull tl.
5lh- S. 13lh ft
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1st 1811 Davenport Si.
2d -'.' 8. lxth St.
Sd-TIS 8 lih St.
4ih-31 8 Sun tt.
6t It 2Jtl Davenport St.
4ih l.4R Sliermsn Ave.
tin 113S N. 16th Si.
Sixth Ward.
lst-1118 N. 'J4th 81.
id -171 N. IMth St.
8d-Si4 N. Mill St.
4ili-212! Military Ave.
Seveath Ward.
lst-271 Ijvenworth St.
M lo-A Georgia Ave. (burn,
3.1-1 3.W Park Ave
4th 2X"6 S. 33d St. (barn. r.
Flabth Ward.
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4ih-2415 Cuming St.
Tolls open 12 noon to 0 o'clock in the evening. Names on
ballot rotate. All political parties nominate at this primary.
Congressmen Bombarded with Letters
and Telegrams on the Various
Hinshaw of Nebraska Has a Confer
ence with the President.
Chief Executive Quoted as Favoring
Light Duty on Necessaries.
Detailed to Find Oat Jnst Hon Many
.tan. Be Mastered to Vote for
Itale Limiting" ' Amend-
From a Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, March 29. (Special Tele
gram.) With so many divergent Interests
proasing for consideration In the tariff bill.
Chairman' Payne and his assotiatea on
Dm- ways and means committee are seri
ously debating the quest'.on whether It
would ' riot ' bd wise to permit a vote on
the particular, schedules which are upper
most in the minds of the American people
seemingly, by reason of letters and tele
grams now being received by senators snd
representatives, than to bring In a rule
shutting off all debate and vote direct
on the amendment. WTille It Is admitted
that the present tariff bill, as framed by
the ways and means committee of the
house, . Is a colossal measure and gen
erally acceptable. It has so many points
of attack that communities most affected
sre up In arms, and In consequence thou
sands of telegrams and tens of thousands
of letters are pouring In upon members of
congress In support or opposition to sev
eral most Important schedules, lumber, oil.
tea, countervailing duty on coffee, gloves,
stockings, hides, until the congressman's
life Is not a happy one.
Congressman Hinshaw saw the president
today end presented to blrn a schedule of
duties for which he could stand and
against which he was opposed. Mr. Hin
shaw Is In favor of free lumber, he wants
the countervailing duty on oil taken off,
aa well as the countervailing duty on cof
fee. He is in favor of free hides; against
the duty on gloves .and "fominst" the
duty on stockings. Mr. Hinshaw doesn't
hesitate he say that Lucius Lltteauer,
maker of gloves of Oloversvtlle, N. Y.,
who at one time talked of establishing a
glove factory In Omaha, is the African In
the woodpile and who, through his asso
ciates, raised the duty on gloves.
Where President Stands.
"Mr. Hinshaw. while not quoting the presi
dent, said that he was in favor of lowering
fhe rintfos on :the- Tiee series of life and
that he believed he would so stats If neces
sary In a message to congress If conditions
demanded such a declaration. The con
gressman from the Fourth district gave
It as his opinion that an Income tax as
It affecta dividends on stocks would be
entirely constitutional and that an excise
tax on corporations would be within the
limits of the supreme court decisions. Just
whether Mr. Hinshaw reflected the presi
dent's Idea or not on these questions Is
not known, but they are Interesting at
Representative Burke of South Dakota
has been detailed as a special scout on
behalf of the ways and means committee
to canvas the house on the tariff question
with relation to particular questions In
controversy. Speaker Cannon ia desirous
of passing the Payne tariff bill at the
earliest possible moment and so are the
other ultra protectionists, but there are
a large number of republicans who will
! not vote with the msjority for a hard and
fast rule prohibiting amendments under the
five-minute rule and In consequence Mr.
Burke and two or three other adminis
tration men have been deputized to go
alout among the majority for the purpose
of sounding members and ascertaining Just
wher they can be relied upon to support
the ways and means committee In the
pur rase of the hill.
It Is expected a rule will be brought In
covering amendments on the larger dif
ferenceslumber, hides, wool, cotton, sugar,
tea. coffee and hosiery-permitting amend
ments to there individual schedules and
that the rest of the schedules will be pasvd
en hJoe. That Is the situation tonight.
Conference on Indian Lands.
Mr. Burke today had a conference with
the commissioner of Indian affairs rela
tive to hastening the nllnltment and ap
nralaenient of lands in Nerth and South
j Dakota so that registration can take place
this coming fall. The commissioner lntl
mated that If the authority to Increase the
number of appraisers could lie enlarged It
would be possible 'to complete the work
this year. Mr. Burke will co-oporale with
Senator Gamble In endeavoring to get a
resolution through the present special ses
sion of congress granting this authority.
Representative Burke has Introduced a
bill extending the right of commutation to
persons who made a second homestead
entry a'ho were deprived of right under
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- Where to Vote
Fifth Ward. Math Ward.
IHstrlrt. Diatrtet.
1st 3-4 Sherman Ave. 1st Cuming St.
id Jb Sherman Ave. 2d iCL'7 Cuming St.
3d 1 Sherman Ave. (barn.) Sd 3:ii4 Davenport (barn, r.)
4th 211 8. :th St. (barn, r.)
fcth-2914 Karnani St.
Tenth Ward.
1st IMS S. Kith St.
I'd IS J Iavenworth St.
Sd 2121 leaven worth St.
4th MM 8. lih St.
Rth-144S 8. 13th 81.
Elrvrath Ward.
r.) lst-4 Hamilton 8t.
Sd SJ Farnam 8u
) 3d 34 Leavenworth 8t,
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Twelfth Ward.
1st 441s N. 24th St.
!d 3f24 Ames Ave.
3d Solo Corov St. (barn, r.)
4lh-2yu9 N. L'llh St.
From the New York Herald
Mr. Moon Denounces Democratic Cau
cus for Disciplining Bolters.
Cash man of Washington Pleeils for
Protection on Lamher and Mr.
Scott of Kansas for
Free Lamher.
WASHINGTON. March 2. The tariff
question was again discussed In the house
todsy In a ten-and-a-half-hour session.
Mr. Moon (Tenn.) scathingly denounced
those of his democratic colleagues who
adopted the caucus resolution disciplining
the twenty-three democrats who supported
the Fltxgerald amendment to the rules, fur
niahed the only exciting Incident. Those
who spoke on the tariff were Messrs. James
of Kentucky, Cushmaa of Washington,
Kennedy of Ohio, Gillette of Massachu
setts, Scott of KaWfc Pole's of Macsg
chusetts, Delkma of vicliigah'and Hull of
C'nsamaa Pleads fo Lamher.
Mr. Cushman of Washington, the new
republican member of the committee on
ways and means, pleaded for better protec
tion to American lumber and for a duty
on coal. The democrats, he snld, had char
acterized the bill as Iniquitous, but while
there were some features not entirely to
his liking he die not condemn it as a whole.
Mr. Cushman's declaration that the con
ditions were far better today than they
were under democratic rule was disputed
by Mr. Welsse of Wisconsin. Mr. Welsse
declared that In the Uiat eighteen months
40 per cent of the laboring men of the
country had been out of work and that
there had been failures to the amount of
$889,000,000 In the last two years.
Mr. Cushmtn got vociferous applause
when he said:
"The laboring man haa traveled a mighty
distance since you and your party were
In." addressing himself to Mr. Wlllson of
Pennsylvania, who had Interrupted him.
"The laboring man," he continued, "has
traveled all the way from a dime's worth
of liver on credit to a dollar's worth of
porterhouse on cash, and that represents
a mighty and unmeasured distance In the
chart of domeefio economies and national
Mr. Cushman declared free coal was not
a republican doctrine. He referred to the
Increase In the value of farm and other
producte and also of land during recent
years and said the advance In the price of
lumber had not been an unfair one In coin
pa rlson.
Scott for Frre Lnmlirr.
Mr. Scott of Kansas declared that lumber
ought to be put upon the free list and
contended that the duty on hides ought to
be restored, that the duty on tea should
be removed and that an additional Internal
revenue tax Bhould he levied upon beer.
He also opposed the enactment of a federal
law taxing Inheritance. Mr. Scott argued
that the rate of duty on zinc ore as carried
in the Payne bill taken In conjunction with
the duty on spelter would Inevitably close
the Kansas smelters. He contended that
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Spring is almost
here. How about
new gowns? Is your
Now is the time to
be looking for a
You can find the one you
want most easily by looking
over their ads on the want ad
page under the head of Dress
makers." They each teJ the kind of worlt
they do. These are the ones' who
want your work, and people who
bow they want your trade are the
onea who will take car of It after
they get It. These are the ones who
are enterprising and us to date.
Tbey are Itusineaa peopj. That's
the kind whs will satisfy iyou.
Have you Mead. LLa wtteU. Snta
tod ay t
Shoots Aunt and
Kills Himself in
Denver Mansion
Father-in-Law of Former Governor
McDonald Commits Sensational
Crime While Insane.
DENVER, March 28-John Collins,
father of Mrs. Jessie McDonald, wife of
former Governor McDonald, today shot and
fatally wounded Mlsa Sarah Nichols, and
then killed himself. The shooting took
place at the McDonald home, 1151 Logan
avenue. The motive for , the shooting ts
unknown. Collins came to Denver recently
from Pennsylvania.
Miss Nichols was Mrs. McDonald's aunt
on her mother's side Collins is believed to
have been insane.
Nebraska Alumni ;
Dine in Chicago
Former Students at State University
Will Hold Informal Meeting
and Social Gathering.
CHICAGO. March 29. iSpecial Teiegram.)
Alumni and former students of the Uni
versity of Nebraska living in this city and
vicinity enjoyed a social gathering laat
night. It was In the form of a business
meeting and an Informal dinner and was
held at the I'nlon restaurant, convening at
S:30 o'clock.
A number of prominent alumni were
present and gave addresses and matters
concerning the betterment of the university
and the alumni association received atten
.New York Railroad Plead Kallty to
tilting Commission on Coop
erage Shipments.
NBIV VOKK, March 39. The New York
Central & Hudson River railroad com
pany, through its attorneys today pleaded
guilty to the charges of rebating in con
nection with transportation of cohperage
supplies and raid a fine of 110,000 In the
United States circuit court.
Effort to Save
Last Act
ACBl'RN, N. T.. March J9.-Murmurlng
a prayer for her soul, Mrs. Msry Farmer
was quietly led to the electric chnir In
Auburn prison shortly after 8 o'clock this
morning and executed for the murder of
Mrs. Sarah Brennan at Brownville 'aat
The execution of Mrs. Farmer the sec
ond Infliction of the desth penalty on a
woman by electrocution in this state was
effected without sensation., incident. Five
women, two of whom were prison attend
ants, were witnesses. Father Hlekey,
spiritual advisor of the condemned woman,
following the execution gave out a state
ment signed by Mrs. Farmer, in which she
declared that her husband, James Farmer,
was entirely Innocent and knew nothing
of the crime until fter It had been com
mitted. Dr. John Gerin, the prlaon physician, said
that the woman was dead after the first
shock, but as there was still a tremor of
muscular reaction, two succeeding con
tacts were given. State Elect rielan Davis
waid that 1.840 volts and seven and one
half amperes was the strength of the cur
ent that passed through the woman's body.
After Wsrden Benhain had announced
that the physicians had pronounced Mrs.
Farmer dead. Dr. Rdward Spitzk. of Phila
delphia and Dr. Charles Iimlert of the
Pathological Institute at Wards island, N.
Y., performed the autopsy.
The slatement which Mrs. Farmer pre
pared yesterday before she was taken to
the condemned row waa written by herself
and addessed to Father Hickey, who told
her that tf she could trvithfully exonerate
her husband she should do so. Tne state
ment signed in the presence of a notary
and dsted March 18. follows:
"To Rev. J. J. Hickey: My husband,
Jainea D. Farmer, never had any hand in
Sarah Brennan death nor never knsw
bnytbing about tt till the trunk waa opened.
I never told him anvthing what had hap
pened. I (eel be baa been terribly wronged.
Minority Balks on Committee Sessions
with Only Republicans Present.
Weet Virainla Senator Charges New
Kaaland Is Overrepresented,
While Sooth and West
Is tailored.
WASHINGTON. March 29. -Objection was
made in tho senate today to a statement
by Mr. Hale that the finance committee
was holding dally sessions on the tariff
bill. The criticism came from Senator
Bacon, who said he understood that only
certain members were present. He referred
to the fact that the democratic members
of the committee were excluded.
The discussion camn about shortly after
Mr. Hale had presented an Older to the
senate that until otherwise ordered no
huslnrrs other than the house tariff Mil,
executive business and routine morning
hustness should be considered.
"Perhaps I ehould have said subcom
mittee," explained Mr. Hale.
"Is It not usual to give the minority
representation on subcommittees?" asked
Mr. Bacon.
"Not on tariff matters," replied Mr. Hale,
which rejoinder provoked general laughter.
Defending the course of the majority, Mr.
Hale said what was being done by the
republican senators waa only customary.
The democrats, when In the majority, had
resorted to the same practice of excluding
the opposition.
Joining with the democrats In their pro
tests. Senator Fllklns, republican. West
Virginia, declared himself and his stale
to he of the south, the Interests of which
he said, were being "crucified." He as
scried that New England waa over-re pre
sented on the committee, while the great
middle west and the south were not repra
sented at alt.
He declared thst he had been unable to
get a hearing unless he would agree to
come in "under the yoke,"
Klklns .Pleads for Deni'f -rat.
Mr. Klklns referred to the fact that the
democrats In the house had had no op
portunity to criticise the tariff bill before
It was reported.
Exception waa taken by Mr. Gore, and
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of Mary Farmer
James D. Farmer was not at home the
day the affair happened, neither did James
D. Farmer ever put a hand on Sarah Bren
nan after her death. Again I wish to say
as strongly as I can that my husband,
James D. Farmer la entirely Innocent of
the death of Sarah Brennan, that be know
ingly had no part in any plans that led
to It and that he knew nothing whatever
about lu
(Signed) "MART H. FA-RM Kit.
"Subscribed and sworn to before me, this
28th day of March, 1909. "B. F. Wlnegar,
Notary Public. Cayuga county."
Separated by steal bars and an Interven
ing screen, husbsnd and wife apent their
final hour together In quiet converse. The
women attendants were in (lie room and
Just without the door a prison guard was
within call. The final word between them
waa spoken, a last goodbye, the weeping
husband returned to his cell and the hap
less woman led down the narrow corridor.
F.arly this morning Father Hickey Joined
the watchers at Mrs. Farmer's cell door.
In the pale ochre light of the corridor the
woman and priest prayed together, the
last sacrament was administered and Mrs.
Farmer said she was not afraid to die.
Father Hickey said the meeting between
husband snd wife last night lasted for over
an hour. The priest said:
"Mra. Farmer seemed anxloua lo obtain
the lateat news from the folks at their old
home and little. If snythlng, was said
about the execution. When the time tame
for the final parting Mrs. Farmer aaid,
'Goodbye, Jim, If I don't see you In this
world I will In the next' "
lacked In his cell in a far-away corner
of the prison, Jim Farmer, the husband,
prayed during the hour of his wife's ex
erutton. She had told him she had to die
at dawn and that aha had made a state
ment that he waa Innocent of the crime.
The man verged en collapse from grief
and he frequently gave way to teara. The
husband will not be taken back to the
'death row" until Wtdneeday morning.
Legislators Much in Doubt Whether
or Not it is a Corporation
Attitude of Douglas Senators Tends
to Befog the Issue.
Have Always Lined Up Hitherto in
Favor of Corporations.
Lively Debate l tbe Senate Over
Motion to Recall the Measnre,
Which la nted Down by
a RlaT Majority.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
l.TNCOlN. March St. (Special. -Every
body here Is up In the air over the Dono
hvie bill now pending In the house, whloli
places the public service corporations In
the control of the Stale Railway commis
sion. They cannot understand how. If It
Is a corporation measure. Rnnscm and
Howell can be lined up against It. when
Ihey havo been the spokesmen of the cor
porations on every olher measure. Neither
is the onslaught from the World-Herald,
which has stood for so many corporation
measures. Inspired confldenco.
The most plausible explanation la that
Ransom and Howell got Donohoe to. go to
the front, and fixed up the deal for It to
pass the senate with their votea against
It. For Howell and Ransom to vote "no"
on a corporation measure would be the best
boost they could give It since they have 1
had their corporation table exposed so
The effect of the World-Herald's de
lirium is indicated by what several demo
cratic memliers of the house say.
The bill is pretty sure to be lifted by
the sifting committee so that the members
cf the house will have a chance to take a
stand on it out in the open.
Slap at Dooaias Mrmbrre.
The democratic sennte gave a direct slap
at the Douglas county senators and the
World-Herald today by refusing to recall
from the house S. F. 3M, by Donohoe of
Holt, the bill placing the regulation of all
public service corporations furnishing elec
tricity, water and gas In the hands of the
railway commission. By a vote of 10 la
20 the members stood by Senator Donohoe
in a fight he made against Senator How
ell's motion. A public hearing on the meas
ure before the house Judiciary committee
will take place tomorrow afternoon at t
o'clock, though the committee, Chairman
I Wilson says, la by a strong majority op
posed to a favorable recommendation.
ovnair unnonon aeienaea nimseir agiiinc
the charge that he had been a "chump','
as he expressed It, and an unknowing tool
of the corporations In a speech which
abounded with shafts directed at the slstej
men from the metropolis and in which he
declared that far from being a measure,
Hint would permit the public service cor
porations to escape their dues, It would
take from the city councils that have been
admittedly unable to cope with corpora
tions, (uestloiis over which they have
wrestled In vain and would place future
valuations of their properties In a board
equipped to accomplish the work expertly
and honestly.
Senator Howull charged the bill was In
troduced at the behest of the public service
corporations, who sought thereby to avoid
the drastic ratn cuts and occupation taxes
imposed by city councils. He said he had
been Importuned to Introduce It before it
waa placed in the hands of Senator Dono
hoe and he had refused because he waa a
champion of the people, and always would
be aa long aa he could shout home rule,
either senators had received letters from
them in favor of 4 lie bill, he said.
"Why, If the corporations didn't want II,
they would be here fighting It," declared;
Senator Howell.
Ilunohoe Defends Himself.
"The World-Herald has aeen fit to at
tack me because of my position aa intro
ducer of this bill," declared Senator Dono
hoe, "and it has become a personal matter
with me now. Thla bill waa prepared by
the county attorney of Lancaster county
and la copied In the main from the Wis
consin law, a copy of whose session laws
of 1907 I hold here and which la In the
main word for word with thla bill, exoept
for certain changes made to conform with
the fundamental laws of Nebraska. That
looks as If the bill waa dictated In Omaha
doesn't It?
"I have aubmltted this bill tOkjui attorney
In whom I have every confidence, not hav.
ing the time as a m umber of the senate to
go Into this matter In detail, but I am
assured that his study of the provisions
has revealed no 'Joker.'
"It only means that when a city desires
to take over the property of a municipal
corporation the valuation shall be declared:
by a commission properly equipped to make
It and expert enough not to fix that valua
tion from U, "00,000 to $3,600,0110 higher
than Is right. There are many provisions
of thla bill which have not been touched
upon at all In the attack upon the bill
and all t ask Is that the senate do not re
call and choke this bill off without a hear
ing, aa Is the purpose of the mover of the
Both Senators Ransom and Howell pro
fessed absolute confldenco In the Integrity
of Senator Donohoe. but they Insisted he
had been deceived.
Senator Hnm was grieved at the al
tltude of the metropolitan press, and de
clared newspaper men don't know every
thing and usually know nothing about a
proposition, but declared the expose of this
bill wss a long felt want In the elate. The
bill was an effort toward centralisation.
It was void because it did not attempt to
repeal existing statutes vitally affected
with respect to franchises and In fact it
was municipal ownership.
The senator opposed this, cited the Omaha
Water board experiment aa a t200,0f sera,
pie of munictinl control and Insisted the
bill was a "pipe dream f a theorist."
"If the citizens of any city sre not honest
enough to elect honest city councils they
should suffer the consequences," he de
clared. fenalor Donohoe and Senators . Howell
and Ransom here engaged in a three
cornered argument as to the effect of tne
bill on Ci millions In Omaha,
The vote to recall the bill lost St the
following vote
YeaeBeMe. Buck. Hatfield, llosaa