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he Omaha Daily
For Nebraska-- Fair; cold.
For Iowa Fair; told.
l or weather report see page 2.
PAGES ONE TO EIGHT
VOL. XL NO. 170.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, .TAN UAH Y 3, 1011 SIXTEEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY ONE CENT.
COLD WAVE WILL
Minus Zero Weather, Which Kept Up
All Mght, Due All Day Tuesday,
MERCURY RALLIED JUST ONCE
Gained a Degree from 2 to 6 P.
Yesterday, but Soon Lost It.
TRANSPORTATION STILL HIT
Irains 'Wav Behind Due Hours of
Arrival and Departure.
STREET BEGGING INCREASES
Mendicants Vfatare la aireet and
Heap Harvest Homeless Seen,
shelter at Police Station
and Cltr Mission.
9 a. m. o.nr'sy
t a. . Uunaay
IS m. Randay.
p. m. Sunday
7 a. m. Monday
a. m. Monday 1
1 p. m. Mosdsy
a p. m Monday
3 p. in. MoT.day -
4 p. m. Monday
I p, m. Moras?
6 p. m. Moniay
T p. m. Monday
p. m. Monday
. . 40
. . 3a
. . . 30-33
, . .88-30
. . 18
! ! 14
Indicates fcsiow zero.
TtxysaaTvas at 01m
Doctfs City. Kan
Kansas City, Mo
Indicates elow ao.
The cold wave still lias Nebraska and
mor-t of the rest of the country firmly In
Its grasp and this grasp will not be much,
loosened during todav. Local Forecaster
Welsh last night said: "Zero and below
zero weather will prevail during today at
The mercury has hung around eight and
ten degrees below zero ever since early
Monday morning and It doea not bid fair
to climb far higher today. At 8 o'clock
last night the government thermometer
registered minus ten degrees and seemed
likely to go lower.
Jt was warmer yesterday at 3 p. m. than
at 2 and at 4. but as it waa minus seven
' then against minus eight before and after
the Increase was not much more apprecia
ble than It was durable.
Train service la not so badly balled up as
on Monday Rnd Sunday night,, put at bent
schedules ar shot to pieces and with con
tinued cold "fceather today a great Improve
ment Is not Tikely at nee. -
. ., c . - s
GntUKFIremea Work Hard.
Many lines have abandoned schedules for
the time being and anow and cold-stormed
engines are poking frigid . noses through
the drifts while ftromen' are. shoveling;
against a heavy handlcup. One not very
late Burlington train pulled Into the Bur
lington' station at 6 o'clock last evening.
"Come on, take the 4:20!"' shouted the
passenger1 director, who seemed uncon
scious of any humor In IiIh remark. Other
trains on this and all othtr roada were
much more than one hour and forty min
utes lats and engines and coaches rame
limping In, stor inbatlered and cold, from
two to -six and eight hours behind official
Omaha kept indoors yesterday, as on
Sunday. None emerged who had not Im
portant business downtown and tha fact
that the day was generally observed as a
holiday permitted many a man and women
to retrain at horn and toast his or her
stilns brfore a prlasaht grate fire, a sli
ding radiator or n old-fashioned wood
Those who did have to, come forth pa
tronized the street cars, which had a good
deal less difficulty fighting the weather
than on Sunday because there was no snow
fail yesterday. Put the wind and slippery
rails made adherence to schedules a mat
ter of -extreme difficulty -and on wind
swept streets like Farnam practically an
Cold Multiplies Mendicant,
The storm and cold seemed to have one
curious effect, which might be called so
ciological. The number of well dressed or
comparatively welj dressed men who were
begging on the streets Increased and the
"panhandlers" of lower Douglas street ven
tured up onto upper Douglas. Sixteenth
street and Farnam street. They reaped a
harvest, too. .If anyone were willing to
atop long enough to dig Into pockets for
change, he would not refuse a man who
Wgged a dime, "to get something to eat,
lor the love of heaven. Sir."
' It was too cold to stop and reflect
as to whether the beggar was or was not
a worthy object of charity and the flit i paer waa suppressed the London VHoe
thought, that It was a cruel, hard day 1 arrested F.dward F. Mylius, who. James
on the ioor bfgy.ar was likely to be the j says, is being held In default of a.0n0 ball
last one before Initial charitable Impulse ; charged with sedition. In connection with
ended In philanthropic action, unless one j atr article published in the Liberator ac
wrre so bitterly cold himself that he would ! cusing King George or bigamy,
not have stopped long enough to rtseue a j Jamea anys he Is going to England to
The honielevs old not hang around door
wvayj and store fronts. Many of them
hied themselves to the city jail where Sun
day night fifty-sevfn sought and found
shelter froi.i snow and wind and cold. Last
nlsht an equal number were thus housed.
The cells were nearly filled up with these,
and with wn and women whose entrance
was less voluntary, and the overflow waa
hcidid In the "bull pro "
Uxperteaue Mark Dlfflralty la'
l.rllla 'I kruaun.
Railroad traffic Into Omaha from all
I rectum was late Monday morning. The
majority of tragus weie from one to three
hours late, but: two of the Cnlorj Pacific
pafsin;er ti-iu-s wee stalled at Grand
Island and luIJ all night.
Troin number 8, due In Omaha at
p. in.. Sunday nislit. waa still held at
Giand Island late Monday afte noon. a
was also the Over. and Limited, expected
'n Omaha at 11:30 p. ni., the same night
l'o of the morning trains, number 4 and'
lumber It, ws. held.
tiur.ltiKton and itock Island taint to
:he wl to Ixnver rame through w u'.i
inly minor delays, but the trains f o:n
ilis Hlsck Hills and froia Wyoming en
the Burlington and Northwestern lines, ex-prt.iem-ed
considerable tiouble In getting
Arrivals from the east were all a Utile
fet no serious delays, wera reported.
Radley Has Close
Call; Sells Machine
and May Quit Flying
English Aviator Lands in Hurry After
Narrow Escape Curtiss Strikes
Same "Bad Spot."
AVIATION" FtELI', LOS ANGELES. Jan.
12 James Kadtey. the Kngllsh aviator, be-
i gan tho Inst day of the Los Angeles avia
! tlon meet with a narrow escape from
! death. Although the day calm and
j there wan absolutely no wind about the
'Starting point In front of the grandstand.
i arming gusts or wina eaugnt me rngnsn-
man's Hlerlot monoplane and for a second
or two tt danced and wobbled In the air In
a manner that startled the spectators.
Ha-lley'a encounter with the vagrant air
current was unexpected, He waa totally
unprepared for It, but regained control of
the machine and Immediately landed. A
few minute later he accepted an offer
from a purchaser to buy bin machine. He
aid he would fly at the San Francisco
meet, but that after that he might aban
don the sport that had claimed ao many
Clrnn Curtis ascended In one of his
racers shortly after Hadlcy went up, en
countered the same dangerous air currents
and was forced down. He Bald the bad spot
In th l(nin.l.ll.p. InnntAil 4ila aKrti.A
me fjiui nnere Arcn rioxsey situck u iasi
Orders Reduction of
Says Profits Are Excessive and Cuts
Charges Five to Twenty Cents a
DEfl MOINES, la., Jan. 2. The Iowa
Railroad commission today ordered a re
duction of from 5 to 20 cent per hundred
pounds In maximum express rates for In
trastate shipments by the Adams, Ameri
can, Great Northern. Pacific. I'nlted States
and Wells-Fargo Express companies. The
commission holds that the express com
panies doing business In Iowa are making
an "excessive and uncoruiclouable profit
It holds that 80 per cent of the sum of the
local, charges of each express company Is
a fair and reasonable charge for a Joint
rate, and after March 30 such shall be the
basis of joint rates In Iowa. The commis
sion holds there are many discriminations
in the express business. The decision fol
lows complaints by Attorney General By.
era, the Jowa Manufacturers' association
and B. HIgley, a northwestern Iowa
Brandeis Files Brief
; With Commission
Higher Standards of Efficiency, Not
-Increased Freight . Charges,
Needed by Railroads.
.Washington., Jan. 2-Hlgher stand
ards or , efficiency, not Increased freight
charges, are the notes to be sounded today
by American railways.
This 'position Is the essence of the brief
mm luuay wun me interstate commerce
Commission by Louis D. Brandeis of Bos
ton, counsel for the traffic committee f
commercial organizations of the Atlantic
seaboard, In the Investigation hy the com
mission or proposed advances in freight
rates by cart lets In official classification
territory that part of the country east of
the Mississippi and north of the Ohio and
Potomac rivers. Railroad managers, Mr.
Brandeis contends. In an effort to meet
existing needs should not look without, but
within. ' )
"If their net Income Is not sufficient,"
he says, "the proper remedy Is not ' higher
rates lesultlng In higher costs and lessened
business, but scientific management result
ing In lower oosts. In higher wages and In
"If their credit Is Impaired, the proper
remedy is not to apply the delusive stimu
lant of higher rates, but to strengthen
their organizations by Introducing advanced
methods and eliminating questionable prac
tices. Thus, they will maintain credit by
Editor of Liberator
Will Go to England
Head of Paris Paper Suppressed in
London Will Try to Secure Re
lease of His Agent.
PARIS. Jan. 1 Edward H. Jamea,
nephew of the late Prof. William James,
thr psychologist of Harvard university and
Leal' of the Paris Liberator, the sale of
recently waa suppressed In London
because of its alleged anarchlstio tone, ar
rived here todav from Lisbon. When the
i take tip the cause of Mylius who, he claims,
j was merely the distributor of the IJberator.
which Is a monthly publication devoted
to the extension of republicanism.
Jamea Is the author of the recently pub
lished sensational book which seeks to es
tablish that Christ was the founder of de
mocracy and that he waa really condemned
to be crucified for the crime of leae ma-Jcste.
Big-Hearted Cattle Man
Plays Game of Santa Claus
Two Vlttle boys traveling alone were
l-w! greeted with a Happy New Year Monday
Ijnorning at I'nlon station. The boys. Ralph
; c.ri Wldteck. were traveling from
''Minneapolis to iJenver and possessed not
I ... , ., . .. ... .,.!,
i nan inp ciui 11 nru-,pii ,v . -"
o meet sucb a
Iverlug In Kie
blizzard as they met In Oniah;
. I The boys were found shl
j ntry w ay on
the viaduct entrance of the
station, neither of them having the nerve j their meals until th train left Monday
to fuce the cold wind In a hunt ror a afternoon.
breakfast which they were to purchase j -And I'd like to punch the man that
wlih the 40 cents they had between them. 1 would turn kids out In this weather wuh
A big fur-coated man evidently a western out ciothe while he had plenty to eat
eowpuncher. spying the lads, went to them
and found that they expected te meet their
CALLS JM HELP
Bank Commissioner Appeals to Neigh
boring States for Aid in Tracing
ASSERTS LITTLE HAS
One Gang, He Sa .es Wymore
Its He vers.
NEBRASKA ,v ' ALLED INACTIVE
Letter to Go nors Requesting More
GAGE COUNTY MEN DENY CHARGE
Sheriff "chirk Oat of State Friends
Say Conduct Has Been F.nergetlc
In Extreme and Crooks
TOrEKA, Kan., Jan. 2. Joseph N.
Dolley, state bank commissioner, has sent
a letter to the governors of Nebraska and
Oklahoma calling attention to the bank
robbers and thieves who rendezvous In ,
those states and work In Kansas. !
Mr. Dolley's letter to the glvernor of Ne
braska also calls attention to the apparent
Indifference of the local officers. Mr.
Dolley asks the two governors to act In
conjunction with the governor of Kansas
to round up the robbers and put them
'There are two gangs of bank robbers
and thieves, a north and a south gang."
said Mr. Dolley today. "One makes Its
headquarters In Wymore, Neb., and the
other, Just over the line In Oklahoma. The
latter outfit, I believe, is a part of the
old Callahan gang, which formerly lived
at Wichita. Every time a bank robbery
has been committed In the norhern part
of the state, the robbers were traced to
Wymore. The detectives who worked on
the cases were not able to get the officers
of the Nebraska county to show any ac
tivity In helping to get the men under ar
rest." "A business man told one of the detec
tives that there was no use In .trying to
apprehend the robbers, at the same time
admitting that they made their headquart
ers there. He said they brought lots of
money to the town and that they never
disturbed any one there. The sheriff In
dicated that he feared them, saying he
would not go after them, nor would he
send any or his men.
"I have an Idea that although these
two gangs are separated by the width or
the state, they have a perfect understand
Ing between themselves. In other worda,
they have a division, or territory like large
trusts which divide- the territory .In .trade.
1 have ' asked the governors of Nebraska
and Oklahoma If lomt arrangement can't
be made whereby these gangs may be
broken up."- . - . -LtnrolA
LINCOLN; Jan. S. The statement of Jo
seph N. Uolley, Kansas state hank exam
iner, criticizing the alleged Indifrerence. of
the Nebraska officers to the supposed ren
dezvous of the bank robbers In south Ne
braska was supported by Chief Jamea Ma
lone of Uncoln today. '
He said thai tils efforts as head of the
Nebraska Pankers' association detective
burem. to locate the gang s timing place
had not been freely aided.
"The only apparent way of breaking up
the gang, which undoubtedly haa head
quarters In this state near the Kansas line,
is through the co-operation or the two
states," he said.
Aa Viewed lu Beatrice.
' BEATRICE. Neb., Jan. 2.-(8pecial Tele
gram.) Sheriff J. L. Bchiek of Gage county
Is at present in Joltet, III., where he Whs
called several days ago by the serious Ill
ness of his father.
Persons here well poeted upon the work
of the sheriffs office declare that no fault
can be found with its activities in the bank
robbery canes. Many' times, they say, the
sherlfr has followed every possible trail
that was Indicated, but the robbers have
been too smooth to leave any of conse
quence, and the result has been nothing
tangible upon which to base an arrest It
is asserted that Sheriff Bchiek liaB been
quick to follow available clues and the In
stances are numerous when he has chased
out in an automobile In the middle of the
night when some new phase waa presented.
The cracksmen, however, have been clever
and no pursuit so far has resulted In a
Abandoned Anto Fonnd.
Not long ago the sheriff discovered an
abandoned automobile near Wymore,
which It la thought waa used by the rob
bers. The machine Is In his keeping now
and is being held for a claimant, none so
far appearing to make the necessary rep
resentations. Shortly after the discovery
of the automobile, II. II. Hoeer of Wy
more was ariested by some of the men of
Chief Malone of Lincoln and he is now in
Jail at Marysvllle, Kan., awaiting trial,
having been bound over on a charge of
complicity In one of the recent bank rob
beries In Kansas. Local officers say they
did not have evidence they regarded sur
rictent to use In this prosecution. It Is
hoped that Hoeer's trial will bring out
something more tangible.
In the opinion of the officers here, the
robbers make their headquarters In or
near Kansas City and make their raids In
all directions from- there.
Sheriff Schlek has succeeded In breaking
up the Johns Gang of cheap clothing rob
bers In the last few months.
father and had no niojiev to get clothes,
but only the 40 cents for breakfast. .
"Well, here, you come with me. Darn
Khanie for you to be running round this
way." ha said.
The impromptu fianta Claus took the
toys uptown and fitted thera with over
coats in a nearby shop and also insisted on
them rating breakfast with him and on
giving each a do'lar with which to buy
j and drink," he said, as he deposited the I
j bo at the station again. I
"WOW BOT THIS DUST 18 AWFUL HOW I NrVISMtT 6 SHOWf' '-a 'r?jt
1 terP'r? &fflflW - - -
DU&N THE. A NOW I
From the Minneapolis Journal.
BANKS SHOWGREAT GROWTH
Prosperous Year is Ahead of Fiduciary
, Institutions and Depositors.
NEED OF SAVING IS EMPHASIZED
Editor Points Kconomlc Need His
tory of 'Nebraska- Institutions
rriime PrVnlse' and llonrant jr
' ' of Good Times Ahead.
Reference to the past history of Ne
braska banks seems to Justify current
predictions ' or a successful banking year
In 1911. The great growth of Nebraska
banks, the flawless record of national
banks of this state and the present condi
tion of the stale and national fiduciary
Institutions of this nature alike ofrer con
crete evidence or a good year ahead.
Moreover, the general bu.-iness public
has come to recognize the 'economic
necessity or accumulation," a phrase used
by W. R. Ingalls, editor or the Engineer
ing and Mining News. Mr. Ingalls' phrase
and argument, printed In The Bee Mon
day, made a deep Impression upon Omaha
bankers, some of whom had been Inarticu
lately feeling what Mr. Ingalls lias con
' ; argument was that "the chief factor
. ncouragement In the financial outlook
may bo generalized as the tendency among
people once more to accumulate savings,
or, perhaps I should say, the recognition
of the economic necessity of so doing.
This means the reduction of extravagances
and the Introduction of Increased econ
omies In production."
Past Growth Fntnre Promise.
Other factors than this, referred to
above, are the history of the growth of
Nebraska banks and the record of honesty
and fidelity to depositors. Both make for
confidence In the future.
Nebraska banks have grown greatly. In
the year 1S66 three national banks existed
In this state. These were the National
Bank of Otoa County at Nebraska City,
the First National of Omaha and the
Omaha National bank. Tolbert Ashton was
president of the Nebraska City ba,nk and
T.oi.n MKtcaif waa his cashier. Edward
Creighton then headed the First National
and August Kountze was cashier. Ezra
Millard was president of the Omaha Na
tional and Joseph N. Field was the
cashier. Mr. Field, who is a brother of
Marshall Field of Chicago, soon resigned
and Joseph K. Millard became cashier. He
succeeded to the presidency, a position he
still holds. In ISM. Mr. Field, who lives
In Manchester, England, Is still a stock
holder. Besides these three national banks sev
eral statB banks existed in ImW. These
were Carson & Co. of Brownvllle. Nemaha
county; Dillon & Maxwell of Nebraska
City and four Omaha state banks or bank
ing firms. These last were Millard &
Caldwell. Sweet & Co.. J. A. Ware and
McCann & Ccmapny.
' The names of these are to be found In
(Continued on Second Page.)
Have you a cozy
Now la the time to tell them of It
through the Bee.
Everybody reads theae little
tt-pasurea and you will gft a reliable
Call Tyler 1000 and tell ttu want
ad taker where your room Is, how
heated, near what tar line and
Your ad will be written and
placed and tha Job ia finished.
This Man Live in Your Block?
DO HATE THIS WINTER VUEATHEftj,
Lobster Club Wins
First Prize for Best
, Dressed Turnout
Thirty-Two New Year's Cluhs Com
pete for Trophies Offered hy
. City of Philadelphia. ;
FiriLADELPHIA-Jan. 2. Rain and fog
did hot deter the people of this city and
surrounding towns from turning out to see
the shooters' parade, the annual feature
of Philadelphia's observance of now year.
Thirty-two new year clnbs all ' strove
to win the prizes offered by tho city for
the best dressed club or captain, or the
most comical organization or captain, or
for the best feature in the possession.
"The Lobster club won the big prize for
the iest dressed club and the first prize
for the most comical went to the White
Caps New Yar's association. The cape
worn by the captain of the Lobster asso
ciation was born by seventy-two pages.
It was made of pink and white plush and
was covered with aVtlficlal roses. The
kings and princes or the other organiza
tions were also gorgeously attired.
The comic section was also Interesting.
All the big events or 1910 were successfully
"taken off." Hallcy's comet, labelled
"Captured alive." was In the parad. There
was a "take-off on Wellman's errort to
cross the ocean In an airship and a hobble
brigade created much merriment.
"So Light on Cause of Death of Miss
Grace Flosser and Charles E.
Twig, Found Saturday.
CUMBERLAND, Md., Jan. 2 The mys
tery of the death or Miss Grace Flosser or
this city and Charles E. Twlgg or Keyser,
W. Va.. her riance, appears as deep today
as It did shortly after the bodies of the
couple were round In the Flosser residence
Saturday. Twlgg and Miss Flosser were
to have been married last night.
The result or the examination of the
candy and chewing gum found In the Flos
ser home Is waited with Intense Interest
The theory that the poisoned chewing gum
may have been the cause of the deaths
finds many supporters. A piece of chewing
gum was found In Twigg's mouth, but no
explanation Is offered as to how the con
rectlon became loisoned or as to how It
was administered to Miss Flosser.
The candy was partaken of by othp
members of the household without any ill
effectn, which would seem to dispose of Its
connection wtth the rase.
The theory or suicide ! scouted by the
close relatives and friends or tho victims.
Ir. Thomas W. Koor. one of tbe physi
cians who made the autopsy, suld death
was caused by cyanide poisoning.
NEW YORK". Jan. !.-The American.
today publish.! Theodore Koosevelt's com
ment on the death of Arch lloxiicy.
"1 am more grieved than I can say
over the tiugedy that came to Huxscv. death from exploits in the air will not be
He was courageous and a splendid t)i"iln vain.
of fellow. j "It la Important that aviation be carried
"I wanted to make the trip into the air j on. The Wright brothers I ave performed
with Hoxsey because he was un American I an Incalculable service to this country lu
aviatr.r and had an American martvne. 1 i the realms of aviation.
admlied Hoxsey for the skill he had dls- j "Arch Hoxsey did his part and he did it
played In handling his aeroplane. I felt it well. He achieved notable triumphs, and
was entirely safe to trust htm. when I), what he did reflected credit upon all
ventured into the air with h ni. f Americans.
'Hoviev was a man. unaffect"d. He had "Apart rrom the deplorable end that
a quality that all mun appreciate. No came lo Hoxsey, there should be no let up
biaver heart ever beat m on the battle-' in aerial experience. Hoxsey gave his life
field than Iloxsey's. Such men at he are 1 as a uoble sacrifice."
DEEP MOURNINGJOR HOXSEY
Mother of Young Aviator Receives
Many Messages of Sympathy.
FUNERAL WILL BE HELD TODAY
John Willis aer, President of Occi
dental College, Will Officiate
k.. ; Hodr WiH - B
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Jan. t.-Many
tributes to the memory of Arch Hoxsey,
the dead aviator, have been received by
his mother. Mrs. M. C. Hoxsey, at her
Charles G. Gates, son of John W. Gates,
the millionaire, by whom Hoxsey was long
employed as chauHeur prior to the time
when the young man took up aviation,
wired from Port Arthur, Tex.:
My heart and thoughts are with you In
this sad hour. 1 thought a great deal of
Arch and was proud of his success. My
family all Join In the above.
From the Aero Club of America came
The Aero Club of America extends to
you Its deepest sympathy In this sad hour
or your bereavement.
CHARLES H. HEITMAN.
From the brother-ln-taw of Charles G.
Accept our most sincere sympathy for
your great sorrow.
MR. AND MRS. M. D. MARTIN.
Sincere sympathy In your bereavement
irom a friend. EDWARD B. DIXON.
The aviation committee of Los Angeles,
by K. E. Hewelett, wrote:
iisar Mrs. Hoxsey: The aviation com
mitted extends to you deepest heartfelt
sympathy and will have no flying on Tues
day or thereafter, 111 remembrance of Mr.
Hoxsey. The committee wishes to attend
the funeral on Tuesday in a body. In
deferenco to the man and his family, on
whom lias fallen the great sorrow of this
sad day for Los Axigeles and Pasadena.
Extending to you again our utmost sym
pathy and hoping Tuesday may be set
apart to show our deep feeling, wa are,
Yours most sincerely,
THE AVIATION COMMITTEE.
Iloxsey's body was taken to Pasadena
yesterday and lies at an undertaking es
tablishment awaiting cremation. Roy
Knabenshue, manager of the Wright avia
tors, is In charge of the funeral arrange
ment on behalf of the Wright brothers.
The services will be held Tuesday. Dr.
John Willis Baer, president of Occidental
college, will conduct the ceremonies.
Hoxsey waa to have been the big feature
of the Pasadena tournament or roses, fie
was on the program to appear In the pa
rade with the aeroplane in which he broke
the world's altitude record, and Chairman
Garland or tha aviation committee had
made plans wh-reby the aviator was to
have flown from Tournament park to the
The people of Pasadena, Iloxsey's home
city, were deeply appreciative or the world
fame the aviator had won and his accom
plishments were to havo bfon recognized
by the presentation of a tribute and a
trophy emblematic of his visit.
ones who accomplish thngs In the
ere or science and or all activity.
is hard to think or the death of this
Hlendlrt man of daring. But the tragedy
of the Hoxseys as or others wlu had met
ON EASY STREET
Democrats Still Fighting Over Speak
ership Late on Day Before Con
vening of Session.
QUACKENBUSH DEMANDS CONTROI
Asks Speakership and Control of
Committees from Wets.
WETS MAKE LIBERAL OFFER BACK
Concede Leading Committee, Leader
ship and Hand in Organization.
FIGHT MAY GO UPON HOUSE FLOOR
Thlrty-Second session Convenes at
on Today, with Disorganisa
tion Apparent Republicans
(From a Siaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb.. Jan, 2. (Special Tele
gram.) Neither party nor faction yet hai
a reliable organization for the convenlnt
of the Thirty-second Nebraska legislature
at noon tomorrow.
E. B. (Juackenhush, dry democrat, o.
Nemaha county claims to have enougt
votes pledged to elect him speaker, am.
John Kuhl, wet democrat, of Cedar count)
makes a similar claim. Factional caucusei
today .failed of results and wet und ili j
committees of six members each arc now
wrestling for a compromise.
Quackenbush came to the wets today
demanding the speakership, chief clerk
ship, chairman of the Judiciary commute
and a majority of the committee on com
mittees. He was offered In return the chairman
ship of the committee on Judiciary, that
Taylor of Custer should head the commit
tee on enrolled and engrossod bills; the
drys to have the chairmanship of the com
mltteo on live stock and grazing covering
stock yards legislation; the penitentiary
committee and the privilege or naming the
third assistant clerk, providing he should
not be Trenmore Cone. The wets agreed
Quackenbush should be floor leader, pro
viding he be not made speaker, aud he
might name six members of the committee
on committees, to be selected from what
ever district he desired.
The conference committees were:
Wets Gerdes, Lawrence, Skeen, Kotouc,
Leldlgh and Swan.
Drys Taylor, Bailey, Norton. Harrington,
Hatfield and Llndsey. All save one or the
wet committee are from Quackenbush h
Representative Skeen Is quoted as saying
that he told Quackenbush if the latter
would take the speakership fight to the
floor of the house he would follow him and
and be with him.
This shows how firm ech side is In. hs
fBJth"a.tid how Tar" from Harmony they ujer
During all this time there was Jalk of a
dark horse democrat for speaker In th
person ot W. Z. Taylor of Hitchcock
Where Coalition Kalis.
The republicans caucuaed In the after
noon at the Llnueil. the majority declare
that with their forty-six members In tho
house, plus the nine rccalcltrant dry demo
crats, they could yet wrest control from
the democrats and organize the house, hut
four of these forty-six republicans arc
wets, Eager of Lancaster, Prince of Hall.
Haller or Washington and Nelr or Hamil
ton, and they declare that any man they
support for speaker must be a republican;
that never will they vote for Quackenbush
or any other democrat. 1
There is a move toward a coalition of dry
forces. The republicans believe they could
secure the support of the nine dry demo
crats opposed to Kuhl for a man like
Anness of Otoe, a dry member, and that
he ought to be entirely satisfactory, as lie
proabbly would be, to th,o four wets.
The speakership boomlet of Guides o
Richardson, a wet democrat, has been re
vived aa a further complication and some
what embarrasses Kuhl. There Is lit tit
doubt In the minds of old political medi
cine mixers who are looking on of the
albllty of some wise dark horse to win,
but wisdom is not as apparent here as dis
organization. Republicans in conference had Evans ot
Adams for chairman and McKelvle of Lan
caster for secretary, and former Speaker
Mockett was made chairman of the com
mittee on organization. Prince or Hall
waa put on the committee aa a concession
to the wets.
President of Senate.
John H. Moorehead of Richardson and
. W. TIbbcts ot Adams are rival demo
cratic candidates for president protem of
Chief Clerk Bmlth of tha 190 senate, a
Seward county man, la believed to bo sure
of tha place again. N. J. Ludl of Saun
ders Is backed by Senator Placek of Saun
ders for the office and Is Smith's chief op
ponent. K. A. Wairath of Polk, third as
sistant secretary In l:. secretary of tin
populist state committee, is carefully
watching for an opening.
Victor Wilson, rampant dry leader In th
l'JOU house Is here as a part of the Quack
enbush machine and would like to be chic
clerk of the house. iUchmonda frit-mlri
however, contend that they can save bin
that plum, no matter who Is elect, u'
SUGAR CORPORATIONS ANSWER
Three I'lrnis and One Individual
Defendant Pile Appearances
In lln-nlt Court.
NEW YORK, Jan. S Three corporations
and one Individual defendant filed appear
ances today in the Vnlted Htatis clicul
court in reply to the government's suit to
dissolve the so-called sugar trust under the
Sherman law. Other defendant Individual
and corporations. Including the America-,
Sugar Refining company, have been
granted extensions until February 6 for
Those filing todav were: The Meimmlne1
River Supar company of Michigan, capi
talized at ;i-ji. the I'nlon Sujar com
pany of California, capitalized at 1..70.'OQ.
ai:d the Alameda Sugar ccmpany of Cuii
fornia, capitalized at f,X0,Ax7. John L.
Howard of San Francisco, president of
both t!t I'nlon and Alameda companies
filed his answer as an individual defer.datit
ale Keeps l.utltanla from lliit-L.
LONDON. Jan. I The Cunard line
steamer l.usttania arrived at Flshaua d el
I o'clock this afternoon, but was unalle to
land her pasferigei s because of the ga e,
and the liner proceeded lo LiveibOul.
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