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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 171.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUAKt 23, 1910-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Nebraska Senator Tells What Condi
tion! Arise from System of
SPEECH ON ROSEBUD MEASURE
Many People a . -awinga for
SOME NEVER SET.'
Poor and Deserving K
of Funds to Makv
BILL BY GAMBLE GOES .HROUQH
Paseed by Hoaao Will Oaea
to ftettlement Elhl Hudrti
Thitiuad Arm la Rom
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 27. (Special Tele.
ITfra.)-Henator Gamble of Bouth Dakota
today secured the passage through the
senate of hla bill opening lands In the
Rosebud reservation to homestead entry.
This mentis that about 800.000 acres will be
opened to settlement In the event the bill
passes the house and becomes a law.
A good-natured colloquy1 ensued during
the consideration of the bill, 'in which Sena
tor Burkntt very largely participated, as
well as Senators Gamble and Crawford of
Bouth Dakota, Gore of Oklahoma and Davis
of Arkansas. It appears that Senator Bur
kett, filling engagements en the north
border nt Nehrnrka during the last open
Ing of lands In South Dakota, saw condi
tions which gave him a theme for asking
a change In the method of land drawings.
He protested against the lottery feature,
which had Its birth with Commissioner
Richards of Wyoming when lie was at the
head of the land office.
Up to the time of Commlnsloner Richards
it was the survival of the fittest In getting
on the reservation and pre-empting land
by reason Of occupation. ThlB recalled the
"sooner" rush for occupancy of Oklahoma
and one pr two ether openings Immediately
following the settlement In that state.
Advises Ch no are la Method.
Senator Burkctt, while favoring the bill
which opens up some SOd.000 acres, thought
there might bo a very 6fdded change made
In the manner of drr. wings as now In
practice by the land office. Hs cited the
long distances that a person had to travel
In order to register. He told the story of
trains of people going Into smalt towns
where rtglstery offices were located and of
the Inability of Intending settlers to get
accommodations. He said these trains were
so crowded and with such a motely lot of
people that It was Impossible to secure
anything like service, and when they
reached their destination they were com
pelled to camp In tents, and In numberless
cases old men and women found beds on
the ground with their faces to the stars.
He obarwed,-that-;.ORjy-. thos. who ,uld
affotid to moke' a trip to the reglrtry
offices stood any chance to get land. Many
people whom he Interviewed during the
time he was In the vicinity of the opening
of the Gregory oounty lands he believed
were there for' lark or to see what an
tpenlng of an Indian reservation was under
ihe present way of doing things.
The- senator said he knew of men who
ad drawn very low numbers, but who
ever went to settle on the land.
There should be some way devised to dif
erentlate between a man who wants a
komostead. and a man who Is willing to
ake a gamble In securing one."
Jeff' Davis Sees Freed.
Senator Jeff Davis charged fraudulent
)urpose In connection with the sale of the
Inallotted lauds In the reservation. He
Iferred especially to the provision au
horlstng 'payment for certain sections of
he land for school purposes. Declaring
hat much of the land was arid and worth
ies and asserting that there was some
powerful force" behind the scheme to
torn pel the government to buy the land,
"So many scandals have arisen In con-
ectlon with the disposal of the public
ands of the northwest that the senate
lliould act cautiously In permitting this
Tivaslon Of the treasury."
He said that S2&0,000 would be required.
Senator Crawford pronounced the danger
Imaginary. He thought there was no
danger of fraud.
Senator Brown today Introduced In the
sti.ate a joint resolution for the appoint
ment of a commission to Investigate em
ilcyers' liability and workmen's compensa
dun. Senator Burkett today Introduced an
amendment to the postoftice appropriation
bill, which he Intends to press, providing
that the salary of rural free delivery car
riers shall be Increased from 400 per annum
to 11,300 for all standard twenty-four-mile
routes, with an Increase of 93d per annum
for each and every mile above that and a
decrease of a like amount for every mile
Civil service' examinations will be held
February 26 for rural carriers at Bralnard,
Florence, Osmond and Upland, Neb. '
H. C. White of Omaha. F. W. Lockhead
of Tekamah, H. W. Bchwerdfger of Grand
Island, Neb.; J. O. Kemp of New Liberty,
H. B. Llnbaugh of Elwood and George A.
Williams of Correctlonvllle, la., have been
appointed railway mall clerks.
Heernltlns; Officer la Omaha.
First Lieutenant Ralph D. Bates, coast
artillery corps, recruiting officer, Is re
lieved from duty at Jefferson Barracks and
will proceed to Omaha and assume charge
of the recruiting station at that place.
Captain William T. Wilder, paymaster.
will proceed from Omaha to Chicago for
temporary duty and upon completion of
this duty will return to Omaha:
Rural carriers appointed, for Iowa routes
tre: Alnsworth, route S, William It. Kelper,
sarrler; Clyde C. Kelper, substitute. Essex,
route 2, Fa L. Donnel, carrier; no substi
tute. Hudson, route J, Robert li. Smith,
carrier; Henry N. Thompson, substitute.
Sheldon, route I. Alvsn 8. Ruby, carrier;
no substitute. Walcott, route 1. Rudolph
II. Blank, carrier; Charles Nealaoii, substl
A. M. Cook," state food aiU dairy cotnmls-
liuner of South Dakota. Is In Washington
UendltiM the National Hoard of Trade.
' la tollapeed Balldlaa;.
CINCINNATI. It. Jan . As far mm
can be learned today there were but six
peraoua in tne rooming house at tat Fourth
strrat which was domulinhed when a wa'.l
of a flve-atory ruined distillery was blown
down by the and last ntui.t fif thru nn
I I" dead, anothvr Is missing and four were
u)uri. police and firemen are sttll
rliliig the ruins today
Omahan Fails to
Locate Wife and
Sam Ormond Lyin? in Critical Condi
tion at Hospital in Des
DES MOINES. Jan. r..-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Sain Ormond of Omaha Is lying at
the Methodist hospital badly wounded and
with small chances of his recovery. He
shot himself late last night n a room at
the Iowa hotel. His friends report that he
came from Omaha a few days ago to find
his wife and before shooting hlmsslf he
wrote a note telling friends to give all his
effects to his wife, the note also saying:
"Tell her to pay Ellis Mc-imde, 1312 Doug
las street, $20 I borrowed. Russell la tied
In the basement Also give May my love."
He gave his address as 41J North Eigh
teenth street. It Is learned today that the
wife came here' a week ago to look for
work, but announced a few days ago she
was going to Sioux City.
Ellis McBrlde of Omaha, a friend of Sara
Ormond, arrived In the city today and Is
attending him nt the hospital. Ormond
was able to tell McBrlde his story of events.
but Is delirious In his pain, and It is re
garded as almost certain he will die.
Sam Ormond left Omaha Monday night,
saying that he was going east. He did not
give evidence to his friends that he was
In other than a normal mood.
Ormond was engaged In the sideshow and
carnival concession business about Omaha.
Through the winter he spent much idle
time about Ellis McBrlde'a pool hall, 1312
Douglas street, find formed an intimate
friendship with the proprietor. The Rus
sell referred to In the note Is a pet bulldog
belonging to Ormond.
of Good Majority
Liberals Alone Are in Minority, How
ever, and Present Government
May Be Short Lived.
LONDON, Jan. 27. Twenty-three returns
received this morning from the twenty-five
left over from yesterday's election for
Parliament give the liberals 16, laborltes, 2,
nationalists 2 and unionists 3. The two
latter are unionist gains. '
The' positions of the parties are:
Irish nationalists T4
The combined strength of the liberal,
labor and nationalist coalition has reached
JG3 today, or more than bait the number
of the House of Commons. A unionist
government, therefore, Is out of the ques
tion and the only point still undecided is
the exact strength of the coalition ma
jority. But a an Independent liberal ma
jority. Is- equally out of the question. Only
a short lite can be. predicted for- -the In
coming government, and, as a matter of
fact, both the liberal and unionist parties
are looking away from the present struggle
Into the not dlntant future when the con
flict at the polling booths will be renewed.
MONUMENT BUILDERS HERE
State Aaaoclatlon I.latene to Papers
and Selects Officers for
President-J. N. Klldow, York.
Vice President Dan Davis, David City.
Becretary and Treasurer Alfred Bloom,
These were the officers of the Nebraska
Retail Monument Dealers'
the fourth annual meeting at the Rome
Thursday. Lincoln was selected as the
next piace of meeting.
Mayor Dahlman delivered the address of
welcome to the convention Thursday morn
ing, which was followed by the annual ad
dress of the president, W. A. Forbes of
Nebraska City. ,
D. H. Fishburn of Grand Island, secretary-treasurer
of . the association, sub
mitted his annual report.
' Addresses were delivered Thursday fore
noon by J. N. Klldow, of Tork, Frank
Kimball of Lincoln, F. G, Auringer of
Neltgh and W. J. Holes of St. Cloud, Minn.
M. J. Feenan of Omaha read a paper
Thursday afternoon on "Pioneering In the
Monument Business," which was followed
by a paper on "Fellowship and Square
Dealing" by H. I. VanNostrand of Te
kamah and papers by Charles Neldhardt
of Beatrice and J. F. Bloom of Omaha.
Last evening the delegates were . en
tertained with a theater party at the Or
pheum by the Omaha dealers.
Addresses scheduled for this morn
ing's meeting will be by M. N. Troupe of
Kearney. ,C. E. Spldell of Lincoln and
Frank Shane of Pawnee City.
MINDEN MAN FATALLY HURT
Dies la Chicago
s Result of In
CHICAGO, Jan. 17. (Special Telegram.)
I. M. Sluser, aged S3, of Mlnden, Neb.,
died In a hospital today from accidental
Blind Man of 78 Marries
Woman Who Says She's 53
Charles Britton, aged 73 years and totally
blind, and Mrs. Ellen 1 Tinea, who gives
her sge as 13 years, were married by
Justice pf the Peace Cockrell. The mar
riage follows seventeen years of devoted
servitude to Mr. Britton by Mrs. Hlnes,
who has been his housekeeper all that
Wagging, gossiping tongues are the
cause of the marriage.
"Evil-minded people have been talking,"
said Mrs. Britton, "and we couldn't get
Into no society living like that."
Reporters saw Mrs. Hlties, who Is by
no means sprightly In step, although she
affirms she ts not over 61 years of age,
leading her blind lover along the corridor
which leads to the office of the oounty
Judge. In this office marriage licenses are
A pusalng attorney "wondered If they
were after a license," and investigation
proved his gaess comet.
Mrs. Hlnes conducted the preliminaries.
Animated Political Debate il Chief
Feature of House Proceedings.
B0UTELL DEFENDS NEW. LAW
Illinois Member Says it is Not Cause
of High Prices.
ANOTHER TERM FOR TAFT
Practical Operation of Law Will
Demonstrate President's Wisdom,
TILT WITH MAN FROM TEXAS
Mr. Henry Says Prices Are Too
High, bat Does Not Waat
- Statement Applied to
WASHINGTON. Jan. 27. At animated
political debate with the tariff as Its chief
feature entertained the house of repre
sentatives today. The agricultural appro
priation bill was under consideration and
in speaking of It Representative Boutell
of Illinois upheld the Payne-Aldrlch tariff
bill as one that would be satisfactory to
the eotlntry. The day was given up to
speeches, largely political. The senate re
ceived the postal savings bill, which is an
administration measure, and referred . it
to committee. It probably will be re
ported out tomorrow.
A bill was passed providing for the dis
position by lottery of unallotted Indian
land In South Dakota, but not before ab
ators Gore and Burkett had bitterly as
sailed the system. '
Boutell Defends Tariff law.
Admitting that the Payne tariff law
would have to be justified by the
results of its practical operation. Rep
resentative Boutell of Illinois, a mem
ber of the committee which framed the
measure, made a vigorous defense of the
Frsldent Taft had been criticised, he said,
because he has declared the Payne act
was the beet tariff law ever passed by
congress. But, he added, the result would
Justify that statment. ,
"The commen sense and sagacity of
President Taft will be recognized by his
re-election In 1912.
"It has been said," continued Mr. Bou
tell, "thai that act gives preference; to cerl
i and Is the cause of the?xiuuu8 ouu"?c out mhh Is
present high prices. It has been claimed
the tariff act has not brought prosperity
and that It will retard prosperity."
. When the democrats applauded these
statements and laughed In derision, Mr.
Boutell sharply rebuked thorn.
"Why Is ft," ha asked, "that the demo
crats always applaud any tale of misfor
tune or prediction of adversity 7"
. It was then the turn of the republicans
to laugh and Applaud .and. the demoorata
lapsed into silence. ' '
"I think," said Mr." boutell; answering
his own question, "it Is because adversity
Is so familiar and so In keeping with the
history of their party. Such applause Is
not Indicative of approbation, but the re
sult of a party loyalty."
Mr. Boutell created great amusement by
reading democratic predictions of disaster
after the passage of the Dlngley act, all
of which were dissipated, he said, by the
Prosperity la Texas.
Paying especial attention to criticisms of
Senator Bailey of the Dlngley and the
Payne-Aldrlch tariff laws. Mr. Boutell
produced a bundle of Texas newspapers of
recent Issue and read from them predic
tions of unusual prosperity for Texas dur
ing the new year.
"Texas," interposed Representative Slay
den of that -state, "Is prosperous, but It la
so In spite of and not because ' of the re
publican tariff, and If the government Is
successful In Its criminal prosecutions of
the distinguished republicans, the 'big four
trust,' times will be much more prosperous
On being Interrupted by Representative
Henry of Texas, Mr. Boutell asked that
member whether he thought prices were
too high. ,
"Certainly I think prices are too high,"
replied Mr. Henry.
"Prices of what7 Do you want lower
prices for cotton?" asked Mr. Boutell, and
Mr. Henry's reply was drowned in the
uproar of applause from the republicans
Mr. Henry Inquired whether the Illinois
member had heard that children of Chicago
go to school without their breakfast.
"To that I simply give the reply of Jane
Addams, who says there la no truth In that
statement," replied Mr. Boutell.
Mr. Boutell then read of the Increase of
prices of articles upon which the tariff had
been reduced In the Payne-Aldrlch law.
"If a reduction of 75 cents a hundred on
lumber puts the price up," he added, "I
wonder how .high It would go If placed on
the free list?"
High prices on raw materials, he said,
could not be maintained without putting up
the prices on the manufactured articles.
He then read a series of statistical reports
to show the Increase of manufacturing en
terf rises In the southern states.
answered most of the questions and paid
over the necessary S2. County Judge Les
lie was summoned before License Cierk
Charles Furay would Issue the permit aiid
Judge Leslie, too, was loath to sanction
Issuance of the lloense.
But Mrs. Britton wheedled, and pleaded
and when she told how "the neighbor J
was a-talklng" the oourt gave a reluctant
"Why don't you go to a soldiers' homer
inquired Judge Leslie of Britton, who Is a
"Well,' maybe I will after a bit," said
Britton, "when I get real old."
Then the sou pie walked gingerly down
the court house steps, Mrs. Hlnes gulldlng
the sightless steps of Britten. Justice Cock
rell married tbem without demur.
"I've been marrying ' folks for thirty
years." remarked Mr. Cockrell when the
knot had been tied and the couple gone,
"but they are the queerest pair I ever
saw " .
Perhaps Mr. Bryan Went Down to South America to Get a
From the Minneapolis Journal.
JOY IN PARIS SHORT LIVED
-tm. j el, J- rl'S i. !.
100,000 HOMELESS REFUGEES
Valley ol Seta SHUiilea Wide aad
Ton-eat Hasina; 1Uroas;h City
a.t Rata of Tweaty-Flve
lflloa is Hour. '
X:;- I' V ' ye?.
.,..' V. BCLLErnji' i
PARIS, Jan. 27. It Is rumored this even
Ing that the dyke protecting Gennevllllera,
six miles from Parlay baa broken and that
the entire town has been Inundated- The
population of the town Is about 1,oo,' while
mode than 10,000 persons are Included In'the
PARIS. Jan. 27. Late In the afternoon
the Fluvelial department predicted a fur
ther rise of sight inches before the crest
of the flood In the river Seine was reached.
The flurry of Joy at noon was followed
by pessimism as the waters continued to
This afternoon the water backed up Into
the St. Laxara station, flooding the rail
road terminus. Firemen are trying to
pump out the water that has covered' the
The sun Is shining In Paris today. The
rain ceased throughout the afflicted dis
tricts before noon and aa the waters of
the Seine appeared to subside the lamenta
tions of the populace gave way to rejoicing.
It Is hoped the worst Is over, but the
wish Is father to the thought.
At in o'clock the gauge showed a drop
In the waters of the Seine at Pont Royale.
The subsidence continued for thirty min
utes, amounting to three-fourths of an
Cries of Joy Greet Fall.
Cries of joy- from the watchers . were
taken up by thousands along the Quays.
Later It was claimed that the falling was
due to the rapid overflow Into the Bercy
quarter from Paris, where the Seine had
broken its barriers.
The experts say the river was still rising
this afternoon, but that the maximum
floods were reached.
The Bercy quarter has been abandoned
by the residents.
The temperature has moderated to a
great extent, affording much relief to
' President Fallleres and Premier Briand
today visited the hospitals and other
places where refugees have been sheltered.
Notre Dame was surrounded by water
today and the Crypts were flooded. The
rotten palisades back of the He St. Louis
gave way and the situation In the over
flowed quarter back of the Quay Bercy
was rendered critical.
During the forenoon the' Quay D'Auster-
(Continued on Second Page.)
Real estate presents
a safer investment,
payinga higher rate
than money invest
ed in any other way
la buying Omaha real estate, at
present prices, you ran make five,
ten and even fifteen per cent on
your Investment by holding it for
two or three years. The Increase
may bring your rate on the invest
ment up to twenty or twenty-five
per cent. Moverover, you know
' every minute Just how your Invest
If you have a few thousand
dollars to invest, put it in
Omaha real estate. Nearly a
page of choice realty bargains
and investments in the real es
tate columns of Tha Bee today.
Men Insured on
Death Bed Plan
of Big Swindle
Insurance Companies Bilked Out of
Large - Sums of Money by
LOUISVILLE, Ky., .Jan. ,27, "I believe
this Investigation now . under, way will un
earth the biggest swindle In the Insurance
line ever 'exposed .west , of , New. York,"
said State Insurance - Commissioner Bell
today as he took up the case of Walter E,
Rider, a teamster who died January 4, and
whose body was exhumed yesterday by the
coroner on the request of certain Insurance
The death certificate Indicated that Rider
died of Intestinal trouble, but It la reported
that the autopsy, which began today,
showed a large portion of the lung eaten
away, supposedly by tuberculosis.
Commissioner Bell has taken up the casn
on the request of life Insurance companies
In Indiana and Tennessee, who are said
to be large losers by reason of "grave
These companies which. It Is alleged,
have already paid $10,000 on policies Issued
In Rider's case, are exoluded from business
In this state, yet, it Is said, have carried
on a large business In Kentucky through
an agency at New Albany, Ind., across the
river from Louisville.
The scheme worked on the companies Is
to a certain extent- an old one, the com
pany issuing the policy to men virtually In
the shadow of the grave after having ex
amined a man of athletto build who was
represented as the applicant.
STRIKE LEADERS SENTENCED
President of Northern Mlnera' Federa
tion Given Year In Prlaon for
SYDNEY. N. S. W., Jan. 27.-President
Bowling of the Northern Miners' Federa
tion was today convicted of obstructing
work at the mines during the strike and
sentenced to one year at hard labor In
prison. Three other strike leaders were
given sentenoes each of eight months at
hard labor, while a number of miners were
condemned to briefer terns of Imprisonment.
Called to and Driven
From Paris by Death
' Samuel Newhouse of Salt Lake City,
Utah's copper king, has had a spectacular
flight to. and from Paris.
He was blddeii there by death and driven
awa.y by Impending doom. ' He flew ovr
in December to reach the btdgide of a
dying brother and he flew away January
IS to escape the flood then rising.
One day Mr. Newhouse received a cable
gram from Paris sa-ylng his brother was
dying. Ho ordered his grips packed and
caught tho first train out of Salt Lake,
freslrlng to transact business for at least
twelve hours In New York before sailing,
he wired from Grand Island to Chicago
for a special train. Hla train was stand
ing ready and steaming when he rearhed
Chicago. He lost not a minute In boarding
It and made the trip from Chicago to
New York In sixteen hours.
The train cost him Just 1.100.
Mr. ' Newhouse did not Intend leaving
Paris so soon. Ills departure, like his
going, was sudden and Impelled by an
"We saw the Seine rising and torrents
of rain were falling and we feared some
such doom aa that which has wrought this
bavoc In beautiful Paris, destroying prop
arty upwards of 1200,000,000 and some lives,
threatening others," said Mr. Newhouse,
who passed through Omaha Thursday
morning on the Overland Limited.
Mr. Newhouse sat down to breakfast In
his private compartment, made few re
Good Start For His Next Bun..
ELLIS BENIES FRICTION
Assistant Attorney General Discusses
Gossip About Meat Inquiry.
SIMS WILL REMAIN IN CHARGE
Inveatla-atlon of Industry Was negun
Six Months Agco by Department
of Justice Action of
CHICAGO. Jan. 27. Four members of the
feder'af grand Jury which Investigated the
so-called "beef trust" In 190S forced the
government through Judge Landls to start
the present probe, according to a report
current here today.
Assistant Attorney General Wade Ellis,
who dpent the day here denied that there
was 'any friction among the government
officials concerning tho present Investiga
tion and also stated that district Attorney
Edwin W. Sims would remain In charge.
Concerning the inception of the present
action It is said that there would have
been none had the four dissatisfied Jury
men not sought the aid of Judge Landls.
This quartet, it Is said, was willing to
indict the packers in December, 1908, and
finally became so Indignant over the In
creasing price of meat that they Informed
Judge Landls that they thought It was
time for the government to begin another
The report of the four Jurors alleged that
there was sufficient evidence submitted to
.the 1908 grand Jury to warrant true bills
and that in the face of this there was a
sudden apathy on the part of those be
hind the prosecution. They also said that
if the Investigation was not Immediately
renewed they would make a Joint state
ment to the public setting forth their
theory of why the prosecution had been
Following the Jurors' complaint Judge
Landls la said to have made the Investiga
tion that resulted In the present action
being started. Judge Landls, It Is said,
got Into touch with the evidence sub
mitted to the 190S grand Jury and he Is de
termined that the present action shall not
be nullified by Influences arising outsldo
the grand Jury room.
Statement of Mr. Kllla.
In his statement concerning the purpose
(Continued on Second Page.)
maiks about the rise In the price of.beof
and proceeded to carve a Juicy sirloin
"It comes high," he said, "but I must
have It. Over in Paris a man is lucky to
get any fresh beef at all.
."I left Paris Just two weeks ago, January
IS,: and sailed from Liverpool on the Kron
Prlns Wilhelm. It Was raining furiously
when my train pulled out of the Paris
yards. The station there has since been
'The people at that time were exceed
ingly anxious and feared great danger from
flood. There had been heavy snow in the
mountains and the thaw had deluged the
valleys with roaring streams. The Seine
river was rising perceptibly when I left
"When we reached Liverpool we heard
further news of destruction by the floods
and even after we were far out on the
ocean we got wifeless reports of the dam
age." Mln, Newhouse for many years
has been president of three great
mining companies, the Utah Consolidated,
the Boaton Consolidated and the New
house Mining and Refining companies.
He was the builder of the laigest hotel
In the Mormon city. Is now erecting tha
finest theater there and has a plan to
present to the city for building six miles
of residence streets, considerable of the
expanse to be borne by himself. His min
ing Interests In the state are extensive.
WILL NOT ORDER
Governor Shallcnterger Seei No War
rant in Condition! Now to Make
GUARANTY LAW AWAITS EECISI0N
United States Supreme Court Soon U
Act on Oklahoma Case.
SURE TO CLEAR NEBRASKA AC!
After that He May Change Mind ol
NO HURRY ABOUT INCOME TAi
Executive of rlrsska Disregards
Krqneat of Democratic Conven
tion and Knows Ihe I'olt.
tlclans Few 'things.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 27.-l?pecUI.)-aove rnoi
Slmllenln'rgor will not cull an extra sos
sion of the lenlslaiure, although In arriv
ing at this conclusion he dcfl.s the wlxliei
of Mr. liryun, of W. H. Thomp.ion an
Arthur Mull.n aod he ne:s at naught tli
manduta of the Into democratic state con
Tho governor save out an official state-
men! this afternoon that he saw no reason
for culling the legislators tovth!r at th.i
time, following a call on hlin by It. J.
Cluncy and Inter by It. IC. Leo Herdman,
who took lurch at the executive niautlon.
Upon his arrival In Washington, said the
governor, there appeared a Nebra-ska d Id
patch In one of the Washington papers to
the effect that he Intended culling the leg
islature In extra session at the request of
Mr. bryan, and In the article It was set
out that Mr. Bryan 1 still the boss In
Nibranka democratic affairs. The gov
ernor has shown him.
Following Is the statement given out
frctn the office of the governor:
"The governor said that ordinarily he
did not care to rush Into print denying or
affirming; political rumors as to executive
action, but that enough prominence was be
ing given to extra sexston talk by the stats
prcts to warrant a statement as to this
question. The governor does not think the
situation at present such as contemplated
by the constitution as warrant for an extra
session. The bank guaranty bill has been
enjoined by the federal court, which denies
to tho state tho right to determine tho
terms under which persons may engage In
the banking business and the authority of
the state to levy a tax to protect the de
positor as an exercise of the police power.
Until an opinion Is rendered upo nthese
points by the supreme court of tbe United
States any action by the legislature to
carry out the people' will providing safer
bank laws must wait upon the action of 'the
supreme federal authority.
. "The Oklahoma banking law la now be
fore the supreme oourt of tbe ifrtlted States
and a decision as to Its constitutionality
will probably be rendered In a short time.
A finding upon tho vital points In that case
may also settle the matter as to the valid
ity of the Nebraska statute, or so clarify
the situation as to enable the legislature
to frame a satisfactory guaranty law,
founded upon the opinion 6f the highest
court. Should such a situation occur and
the conditions permit of the framing of a
law In conformity with the court's decision,
and satisfactory to the people of Nebraska,
the governor would not hesitate to call an
extra session to puhs such a statute and
such other laws as deemed for the best
Interests of the people of the state.
Postal Savings Banks,
"The governor said he found a strong
sentiment In the east for a postal savings
bank law, and that the prospects were
that this congress would enact such a
measure. A postal savings bank law will
Inevitably drain the money of the western
states to the great financial centers of the
east. He was Convinced that a guaranty
of deposits law that would keep the money
of Nebraska In our own state, provide
equal security to that afforded by a postal
savings bank law and keep Nebraska money
available for Nebraska business and busi
ness men was a consummation very, much
to be desired.
"The endorsement of the Income tax
amendment by Nebraska and other legisla
tion of Importance Is not of such vital In
terest at this time that It cannot wait for
action cither by the next regular session or
at an extra session to be convened should
future developments, as Indicated above,
warrant the assembling of the legislature
In extra session."
MRS. FORD BEFORE COURT
ON CHARGE OF BLACKMAIL
Woman Who Got Money front Wu
rlner Ooea to Trial In
CINCINNATI. O.. Jan. 27,-The case of,
Mrs. Jeanette Stewart Ford, who la
charged with having blackmailed Charles
L. Warrlner, convicted former local treas
urer of the Big Four railroad, was called
for trial In the criminal branch of the
common pleas court here today.
Warrlner, who Is now serving a si
years' sentence In the state penitentiary at
Columbus for embezzlement, was brought
here to testify In the case. He Is ex
pcted to be the state's chief witness.
The court room wns packed when th
task of selecting a Jury was begun. Th
county prosecutor stated that whtlo War
rlner's testimony would be the chief re
liance of the state, letters from Mrs. Ford
to Warrlner would be used to corroborate
th charge that a varbal demand foi
money was made by the woman upon War
rlner. CHRISS ADMITS HIS CRIME
l'leada Goilty to Mordtrlsg Wife
Wlilla Policeman Waited
SIOUX CITY. la.. Jan. 27,-(Bpeclal Tele-gram.-Fred
Chrlss this morning pleaded
guilty to murder In the second degree. He
enticed Clara Boyd, his common-luw wife,
to a room and shot her while a policeman
stood outside the door. He was angry
because the woman had left him. His
father lives at KelloKg, la., and the girl's
father llvts at Uooilull, la.
Aviation Meet at New Orleans.
NEW OHLEANH, Jan. 37. II. H. McOIll
an aviator of liayton. O.. will tssav nei
Hit I n r day the f il ai aeroplane flight ever at
tempted In any part of th south ' NegoMa
Hons are in proxr-ess for f'lKhts by avla'or
of International prominence during Ilia M. .
Orleans Mardl Uiaa season.