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The Omaha Daily Bee
OUR MAGAZINE FEATURES
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VOL XI, MJ. ITS.
OMAHA, THUKSDAV MOUXtMJ. .lANTAIiV l- 1 TWKLYK I'AUKS.
sincm-: ropv two it.xts.
CANDIDATES OUT !
l Vr huuim miftrni
Two Applicants for Pawnee City
Fostoffice Withdraw, Clarifying; ;
BASCOM AND MTLIER CONTENDING
Congressman Kinkaid' Recommends
FREE TREES FOR HOMESTEADERS
Bill by Kinkaid to Have National
Nursery Furnish Them.
ALLIANCE AND CBAWFORD WIN
H'rrrtar) Meeaai Will Heeom
mr4 Fifteen Iktnuml for F.nch
In tniidrf Civil Approprla
tFrnm a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11.- (Special Tele-
grani.l The fight over the raw nee City,
poetofflce which at onr lime threatened
ti Involve not only the Inhabitant" of tha j
(own. hut ever body In Richardson rounty,
abated considerably through the with- I
AriKil ;if Messrs. Griffith and Agnew from
the rare, leaving In the field only Mesais.
Hiarnm and Miller. Mr. Raseom I chair
man vf the rounty central committee of
Richardson rounty and la a young man.
Mr. Mlllor la very much older than Mr.
Rspcom and la being; sntegonlxed on that
M'ount hy n considerable number of pa
trons of the office.
Congressman Klnkatd today recommended
the appointment of George H. Gregg as
postmaster at Maraland. Dawes county,
vice Anna 1". Woody, resigned. He also
recommended that the application of Mrs.
Elizabeth McClear to withdraw her resig
nation a postmaster of Burns. Box Butte
county, he granted, and that she be re
appointed. He also advised tle appointment
of Urate Mct'lnln aa postmaster at Ardor,
Wheeler county, vice L. B. Hartley, re
aligned ; and Roy O. Lyon aa postmaster at
Gordon, vice S. Ci. Lyon, resigned.
Congressman Klnkald today Introduced a
bill to the effect that the secretary of agri
culture la authorized, under rulea and regu
lalona he shall prescribe, to be caused to
be furnished free to residents of the terri
tory covered by an act entitled "An act
to amend the homestead lawa aa to certain
unreserved and unappropriated lands In
Nebraska." approved April 2S, 1M. trees
from the nuraerles maintained on the Ne
braska national orest reserve.
Alllaurr anal Crawford flume.
Judge Klnkald. who Is getting extremely
wise, has made sure, by aeelng the secre
tary of the treasury that he will recom
mend the sum of 115,00 to be Included In
the sundry civil appropriation bill for the
purchase of publlo building site at both
Alliance and Chadron., Thla concession
Judge Klnkald has pulled out of Secretary
MaeVeajrh. knowing the secretary's de
termination to withhold any recommenda-'
Hon for publlo bulldlnga at thla session of
T. V. Blackburn of Omaha la In Wash
ing ton and had a conference with Sena
tor Burkett today on Insurance matters
affecting the District of Columbia. Sena
tor Burkett Is a member of tha eub-com-tntttee
of the District of Cplumbia commit
tee charged with preparing a comprehen
sive Insurance law and Mr. Blackburn
representing several Insurance organiza
tions and realising that the law passed for
the District of Columbia and territory
might be adopted In the slates, took the
opportunity to outline the position of the
companies aa to contemplated legislation.
Barkett Calls oa President.
Kenator Burkett saw the president today
relattve to hie boiler Inapectlon bill, which
passed the senate yesterday.
Tresldent Taft. while somewhat favorable
to the Mann bill, aaw the force of Senator
Burke I'D argument that the bill introduced
by Mann of Illinois could not possibly pasa
the house because It was unsatisfactory to
organised labor, and that It had other de
fects of a purely legislative character,
which would mitigate against Its passing.
It la believed, since the president la anx
ious that legislation of the character out
lined In tha Burkett bill shall pasa, that
Messrs. Mann and Burkett will get to
gether and agree upon a measure which
will reach the ends aimed at. namely, fed
eral Inspection of locomotive boilers In
tvery aenae of the term.
In his Idle momenta, and they are mighty
few. Senator Burkett la engaged in com
piling hta speeches covering a period of
ten yeara and not Including speeches he
has made during his Chautauqua addressee,
his speeches on lecture platform and a
speech fade at Benton In IMS at a Taft
dinner. The compilation will Include the In
troduction of Speaker Cannon, Senator
Beverldga and Genera J. Warren Kelfer.
Ills orations . on "The American Boy,"
"American Flag" and "Merchant Marine."
and apeechea before fraternal organisations.
Mr. and Mra. Myron I learned left for
New Tork thla afternoon. They accompan
ied Senator Brown to the White House re
ception last night, rounding out an exceed
ingly pleasant visit to Washington.
arris Not Considered.
It mlhht as well be stated first as last
President Taft la not considering Represen
tative G. W. Norrla for the vacancy on
the Eighth circuit bench, notwithstanding
activity In his behalf by Representatives
Msdlson and M unlock of Kansas and
others The president, so far aa la known,
still hellevea that Judge W. I. Smith should
be appointed although he may be convinced
Senator Burkett presented Frank Keavia
of Kails City to the preeldent today.
The house committee on public lands to
day mailt a fovaroble report on the aenate
bill granting a ninety-day leave of absence
from homestead entries In a number of
western states Including Nebraska and.
Wyoming. This bill is In line with a mea
sure passed last winter and seeks to pro
te t settlers who. because of stress of
weather have ben obllgd to abandon their
entries temporarily in ordr to seek a liveli
hood elsewhere with the Intent of returning
to their claims in His sprlrg. The bill,
which has already rawed the senate gives
such homestead entrymeii until May IS
to. return to their claims.
Proee4lsa In Cea areas.
Two set speeches were dellvured in the
senate today. Senator Gallinger spoke In
support of bis bill providing for an ocean
mall subsidy to ports In South America.
No vote was taken. The other speech was
by Senator New-lands, In advocacy of a
permanent tariff commission with compre
The entire seeion of the house wss de-
tContlnued on Second Page.)
Bandits Shoot, !
Dmrrfri.qt. WVlPTI TTp. i
Reuben Elton Near Death from
Wonnd Received in Drug Store at
Twenty-Fourth and Bristol.
Heiihen Elton, shot down bv two bandits
in his drug store nlclii. Is lying ut the
1lnt of dentil from a revolver bullet
wound which severed an artery near the
ear. Th bandits are uncaplured.
The shooting tool place at s IS p. m. In
the Bristol Street pharmacy, of which Til
ton Is the proprietor, nnd which Is located
at Twenty-fourth and Bristol streets.
Mr. Klton was behind the counter an)
slone In the store when the holdup men
appeared. The two men. hnth young and
Mndcr -1 years, walked tip to the counter
and one Inquired If Klton had a certain
kind of pills.
"I'll see." mhI.I Klton. turning his back
and bending down.
When he raised his head again, two re
volvers stared him In the face.
"I Top that." commanded one of th
Klton rejoined by trying to knock th
gun out of the hand of the foremost ban
lt. A bullet from the footpad's gun shot
off the lltle flnevr of Elton's rljtht hand.
A second shot struck the rlruaKlst In front
of the right eer. Inflicting a peculiarly
coursed wound. The bullet did not pene
trate deeply, but shot downward, severing
an artery and com'nt: out on the side of
The bandits immediately turned and rnn.
Klton followed them as far as the door.
The two men ran east They were s-cn to
run across the street by a pedestrian named
James Connors. Mr. Klton was able to give
the polloe a good description of the two
nun and a drag net was at once thrown
Dr. J.H. Vance, who ts attending Klton,
pronounced him In a precarious condition.
Elton waa not taken to a hospital, but was
removed to his rooms upstairs, lie Is 3.;
years of age and married. .
Against Poor Car
Service in Des Moines
Indignant Suburbanites Wreck In
, terior of Car and Throw Seats
Into Des Moines River.
DES MOINES, Jan: Il.-Passengera on a
downtown I'rbandale suburban car, Indig
nant at the poor service stopped the vehicle
on the Des Moines river bridge, upset the
stove, tore all the seats loose and threw
them In the river and broke the windows.
They then quit- the wrecked car and per
mitted the crew, to take It to the (hops.
Dynamite Bomb in
Chicago Judge's Home
Attempt Made to Blow Up Residence
of John E. Owens, Head of Elec
CHICAGO. Jan. II A dynamite bomb
was found early today In the vestibule of
tha- home of County Judge John E. Owens,
the recently elected head of the county
election machinery. It was about seven
Inches long and an inch In diameter, lead
covered and its fuse appeared to have been
Ignited, but to have burned, out.
Judge Owens discovered the bomb as he
was about to leave the house for his office.
It was beside the wall of his library, where
he Is accustomed to spend part of his
"I thought first It was' some aort of a
Joke." said the Judge. "Then, when I saw
that the fuse evidently had been lighted.
I thought I had better turn it over to the
police, which I did. I cannot Imagine what
would prompt anyone to blow up my
When the lead casing of the bomb had
been out Into by the police It waa seen to
contain a coarae, reddlah powder, which
had become wet. It was believed by the
police to be high-power blasting powder
and the bomb was" eent to the bureau of
Mrs. Stella E. James
is Granted Divorce
Wife of Son of Bandit is Given Cus
tody of Four Children and
KANSAS CITT. Mo.. Jan. ll.-Stella F.
James was granted a divorce from Jesse
E. Jsmes, son of Jesse James, the faraous
bandit, In the circuit court here last
night. James made no effort to contest
the suit. Mrs. James was given the custody
of their four children and 1100 a month
al'mony. Mrs. James testified that she
and her husband had separated three times
since then marriage, eleven years ago.
She said the last separation had lasted
six montha and that It was impossible for
them to be reconciled.
I -riM mr r.tfiniiip nostra.
NEW TORK. Jan. 11 George W. Per
kins, former member of the banking house
of J. P. Morgan Co.. has been chosen
by Mr. Morgan, it was reported todav, as
one of the three trustees for the Equitable
IJfe Assurance society. Should Mr. Per
kins become a trustee, he will fill the
position made vacant by the late Grove
Cleveland. Mr. Cleveland received lli.000
a year as trustee.
Crusade is Started Against
Air rlflea and all other rifles in the hands
of small boys must go, declares Mogey
Bernstein, chief probation officer. That
waa the edict that went forth Wednesday
Bernstein means bualneas, so he sua
While there have been numerous complaints
against the youngster, the probation of
ficers so far have limited their actions
to the lsd. Efforts have been made to
make the little fellows pasa up the rlflea
but they have turned a deaf ear to
So Mogey is going sfter the pa rent a
From now on the fathers and mothers will
be held resuouaibia fur accidents that may
result from rlflea In the hands of the
STEPHENSON TO j
I YL1UTI) ntTiTlHTiJ!
Senator from Wisconsin UnoV
as Result of Investigation V'V j'
i ELECTION WILL BE CHALLENGED j
Alleged to Have Failed to Turn in i
DISBURSED FUNDS ILLEGALLY
Asserted to Have Had Knowledge of
ACCUSED OF VIOLATIONS OF LAW
Report ftais Ills Flection Waa Se
en red hy Illegal Means and
Aaka I alted Mates Senate
to In vesllarnte.
MADISON. Wis.. Jan. 11-fnlted States
Senator Isaac Stephenson la charged with
a number of violations of the laws of
Wisconsin in a lengthy statement filed
with Governor McGovern today by the
ISO-.' state senate committee in Its report
on the Investigation of the primary in-ver-tlgatlon
and the election of Senator
The committee recommends that a copy
of the report be submitted to the United
States senate and that body Investigate
Senator Stephenson Is charged with vio
lating the statute which requires an ac
count under oath of campaign expenditures
to be filed, and It Is also alleged that such
violation was premeditated.
It Is further charged he violated the
law which prohibits any one from con
tributing money to assist a candidate for
the legislature residing outside of the dis
trict In which the contributor restdea.
That the civil aervlec law of this state
was violated when he caused to be paid
money which the evidence shows was paid
to State Game Warden Stone and I. B.
Uresser, then president of the board of
That he gave a sum of money to a aup
porter of McGovern for United States aen
ator. but:h supporter afterwards switching
to Stephenson, and that he paid large sums
of money to othera which were afterwards
uaed by them to Induce other persona to
assist In procuring hla election.
What the Committee' Say a.
"On the whole record, therefore." the re
port states, "Stephenson Is charged with
knowledge of the manner In which his
campaign was being conducted' and the
purposes for which money was beinr riu.
"The failure to keep, or require accounts,
and the practice of deatrnvlnr oriirinoi
memoranda by. those engaged In disbursing
mcpnenson s tunas In the campaign makes
It clear' there waa nremeriitaiinn
method on the part of Stephenson and his
managers to covtr. un.lliolr m.n.r,.
conducting the campaign. ,
That he approved of these methods can
not be doubted. Those managers In plain
violation of the law gave considerable sums
of money to Ievl II. Bancroft, C. C.
Wellensgard. Thomas Reynolds. John Mul
der, E. A. Everett and W. L,. Smith, who
then were candidates for nomination to the
"A large part of the money distributed
In the Stephenson campaign, probably a
sum In excess of $50,0no. was used by
Stephenson's managers unlawfully and cor
ruptly to procure tho nomination and elec
tion of Isaac Stephenson to. the United
Democrats Brosgbt la.
"Further, Isaac Stephenson was elected
by the legislature to the United States
renate by a majority of three votes, while
the charges of corruption against him
were being Investigated by the legislature.
"In addition to tha several acts of cor
ruption and fraud herein referred to. it
should bo remembered that the election of
Isaac Stephenson on March 4 was made
possible by three democrats, who, at the
Instigation of Stephenson managera and
agents, walked out of the Joint assembly
when it became known that their presence
would prevent the election of Isaac Steph
enson. "Under th Ifcw, if a person elected
clearly participates In anv ant r.f hnh.
or attempts bribery, he should be denied
office, although the result of the election
was not thereby changed. This, in the
opinion of the committee, Senator Steph
enson did. ,
Election Proaonneed Void,
"The findings of the committee are that
the nomination In the primary and the
election to the United States senate by
the legislature of Isaac Stephenson of Wis
consin la null and void on account of at
tempted bribery and corrupt practices by
himself and by hla campaign managers,
agents and workers, and of violations of
the laws of Wisconsin defining and pun
ishing orienses against the elective fran
chise. "The committee recommends that a Mnv
of this report be certified to the United
Mates aenate by the governor and the
leglalature. with the request that that body
investigate the manner and means hv m.
through which Isaac Stephenson secured
nis ejection to the United States senate-"
The report further recommend that
prosecutions be commenced by the district
attorney of Oano county against all per
sons shown by the evidence to have com
mitted perjury in the Investigation, and
that a like copy of the evidence be aub
mltted to the attorney general, with the
recommendation that he cause to be com
menced prosecution againat all persona
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
Boys With Rifles
"In all aecttons of the city lads with
rifles make life miserable for the resi
dents," declared the probation officer. The
lads are careless with the guns and many
serious accldenta have been reported to
this office. Inatead of going after the
parents we have been trying to reach the
lads, but they won't be reached.
"There la but one thing to do and that
Is to bold the parents sccountable. In this
way we can prohibit the use of the rlflea
In young hands."
Boys must be careful. If tha probation
man catches them with a rifle In their
possession It will be a visit to the Juvenile
court, and they will have to send for papa
to set them out of Mogey s clutches.
Willie Taft If anybody wants this sled he'll have
From the Minneapolis Journal.
THIS IS BLIZZARD'S BIRTHDAY!
Twenty-Three Years Ago All Traffic
Was Tied Up.
SOME TERRIBLE EXPERIENCES !
Bat Oae . Man Perished . In Omaha,
Althonarh There Was rave Appre
hrnalan for the Safety of
On this day twenty-three years ago
Omaha waa visited by the fiercest bllxxard
In Its history and the memory of that ter
rible experience will be recounted today In
many homes by old residents of the city.
The great storm had Its start about S
o'clock In the morning of January 12, 18S8,
and was I nthe midst of destructive fury
an hour later.
All day a terrible wind swept over the
city and tons of snow fell In steady unend
ing fashion. Early tn the day atreet and
cable cars were forced to cease their vain
attempts at progress through the heaped-up
frozen drifts that covered the tracka. It
was impossible to make any headway in
clearing the way wtlh blows, as the
fleecy white blanket became one of Ice
aa fast as It appeared on the ground.
Horses, tired and lame, and freezing to
the marrow, fell helpless In their shafts,
while the equally tortured drivers vainly
urged and whipped them to go on.
After several hours not a soul was to be
seen on the drift-covered streets. All busi
ness was suspended. The city by this time
was plunged Into grief over many reports
that human Uvea had been lost. Scores of
persons were rumored as having dlnap
peared and probably suffered a horrible
death by freezing:
A procession of sleighing parties In 150
sleighs and numbering about 800 persons,
which had left the day before for Council
Bluffs, was among the list of the reported
lost. It was thought for a time that all
who had composed the happy throng must
have perished on the attempted return
Not until the next day Friday was any
thin gdeflnlte learned concerning the fa
talities of the storm. The body of Fred
Eiler, a clgarmaker, was found frozen
solid under one of the drifts at a down
town street corner. Sergeant Mostyn and
a patrolman discovered the body and took
It to the morgue.
Beveral other deaths were reported In
nearby towns about the state. The sleigh-
In gpsrtiea turned up alive and well after
having escaped the atorm by stopping at
shelters during Its fury.
MURPHY AGAINST SHEPPARD
Uoaa Hays Ilia Organisation a
Opposing- Him. and He
NEW YORK, Jan. 11. Charles F. Mur
phy, leader of Tammany hall, departing
today for Albany, made hla first public
statement with reference to the I'nlteU
States senatorial contest. Mr. Murphy
"The organization is against Edward M.
-heppard for senator and I have to be."
If your cook
leaves, don't try to
It is easier to get another through
Bee Want Ads get reliable ger
vsnta Good positions
Bee Want Ads will sell any useless
article about the house.
They will sell it quickly.
Call Tyler 1000, tlie want
J ad Dept.
Who Wants the Sled?
Two More Girls Figure
in Case of Apostle
of "Absolute Life"
Frances Werner of Little Forks, S. D.,
,, Brinjrs Suit for Royalties on Book
She Says She Inspired.
CHICAGO. Jan. U.-Following the ar
rest and attendant publicity concerning
the affairs of Evelyn Arthur See, self
a vowed apostle of "Absolute Life." the
chief aim of which, according to his ex
planation, was the foundation of a new
and "pure" race, action was begun In
municipal court here by a South Dakota
girl for royalties on a book which she
says she was Inspired to write by See's
The girl is Frances Iarlmer Werner of
Little Forks. Her petition was denied by
Judge Walker, but she was permitted to
take a nonsuit.
While See remained In Jail and one of
the two girls arrested In his home with
him was held In the custody of the Ju
venile court and while the other girl,
whom See had declared "perfect" and
destined to become the mother of the
"perfect race." maintained the colony
quarters while, out on ball, the police be
gan search for another girl. Hazel Dan
ner. 17 yCara old, a "pupil" of See until
her tather took her.jo Lafayette. Ind. She
disappeared from lfayette Sunday.
Bonilla's Army is
Booming of Guns of the Hornet Causes
Great Excitement Insurgents
Have Five Thousand Men.
NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 11. A wlreleaa
dispatch received thla morning from Celba,
Honduras, states that great excitement
prevails In that city over the approach of
General Manuel Bonlllaa revolutionary
army and that the booming of the Hornet's
guns can be heard. Business Is suspended
throughout the city, according to the re
port. The dispatch further states that Generals
Bonllla and Lee Christmas, with an army
of S.OuO men, yesterday occupied Cuero Bo
lado, Juan Lopaz. Obispo and Colorado,
all important points along ths coast. Bon
tlla la reported to be moving rspldly to
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. An expedition
of General Boullla's force lsnded on the
northern coast of Honduras near Truxlllo
yesterday morning and communication be-
Itween that port and Tegucigalpa, the cap
ital, ban been Interrupted. Thla Informa
tion was received by the State department
today In a dispatch from United States
Minister McCreery at Tegucigalpa.
Women Pight to Get to
Hear Trial of Mrs. Schenck
WHEELING. W. Va.. Jan. ll.-Thle Is
the third day of Mrs. Laura Earnsworth
Schenk a trial on the charge of poiaoning
her huahand and the second day In which
testimony was taken.
The scenes yesterday morning and again
In the afternoon, when women had to be
beaten back by the police, have shocked
the juiige. who Insists that order be kept.
As early as 5 o'clock, four hours befi
the doors were thrown open, there was a
knot of the curious assembled, and with
each passing inlnut it grew, until thero
u fully ' 'Jy persons, with whom the
police tirugkled and pleaded and pulled
and hauled Many of them, dlapiolnted In
paining admission tf the court house,
brcught lunches In baskets, boxes and in
Tbs first witness for today waa Pr.
to come and take it.
OPENING TO BETRI-CITY NIGHT
Omaha, South Omaha and Council
Bluffs at Land Show Together.
CITIES ACTING OFFICIALLY
Mayors and Commercial llaha at
Work to Hrlna; I.arite Attendance
front Each I ommsuitr to
The opening night of the Western I.and
Products Exhibit, pupttlarly known aa the
"Omaha Land Show," which will be Jan
uary IS at the Auditorium, will be officially
known as "Trl-Clty night."
Tills title was given It because the cities
of Omaha, South Omaha and Council
Bluffs, through their commercial and real
estate organizations, will virtually have
charge of the program. The Omaha Com
mercial club will be represented by a large
delegation and a special reception commit
tee, with G. E. Haverstlck as chairman.
To perfect arrangements for South
Omaha a number of representative busi
ness men and members of the Siuth Omaha
Commercial club received at luncheon yes
terday Mr. Louis W. Buckley, director of
special events at the land show. A special
committee of arrangements, Messrs. Buck
ingham, O'Neill. Watklns. Thorpe. Teak
and the mayor of South Omaha. - will
Initiate a movement looking toward an
tnormous turnout from the sister cltv.
Along these lines the Commercial club will
hold a special meeting In the club rooms In
South Omaha at 1 p. m. Thursday and will
arrange for printing, speakers, badges, and
will pursue a systematic effort to bring
out a large delegation from South Omaha
the opening night.
Council Bluffs has been known for years
as a strong booster for the good of the
tri-cltles. The business men of that city
promise to outdo themselves on this oc
casion. Secretary Doollttle of the Council
Bluffs Commercial club will Issue 'a call
to every member Informing them of the
fact that Wedneaday night Is set for Coun
cil Bluffs night and a special committee
will be appointed to take charge of bring
ing out the people. The mayor of Council
Bluffs hss been Invited to tell the as
semblage some facts regarding Council
Bluffs sa a manufacturing and business
RAILROAD rtAY AT I.AND SHOW
Special Pro arm im for Employee at the
Transport!) ttoa Systems.
A program of s per la 1 interest to employes
of the railroads will mark Tuesday, Jan
uary "4. at the Omaha land show as Trans
portation day. A special committee In
charge of the railroad Interesta of that day
has been named by the management of the
(Continued on Second Page )
Frank I.. Hupp, who waa on the stand
when court adjourned yesterday. It was
during Dr. Hupp s direct examination yes
terday that Mrs. Hchenk showed the first
agitation over any of the testimony, when
; the doctor tcld of statements of Mrs.
Bchenk's that "perhaps I would be better
satisfied If you would let him die."
I'r. Frank Lemoyne Hupp wss agHln
called when the tilal was resumed. Pros
ecutor 11 and Ion brought Utile from Hi.
Hupp in illicit examination, but Attorney
j uncn lor inn ocihic Kepi ine uonor
husv answering question. lr. Hupp ad
mitted he had prescribed medicine for
Schenk which contained arsenic and the
water the man thank had a proportion of
'Die cross-examination was to show that
Hchenk had betn poisoned by the medicine
he had taken.
DHYS I'OKCE WETS
TO YIELD A POINT
Members of Nebraska Houte Spend
Another Day Jockeying Over
QUACKENBUSH LANDS JUDICIARY
Effort Made to Give Republicans
Share of Places.
LITTLE WORK DONE UPON FLOOR
Grist of New Bills in
House and Senate.
SENATE COMMITTEES ARE NAMED
llnrtns I'linill) I a nils llrnd of toler
ance t'omiulttee. im Which He
Marred t.not Sclni Some
of the Hills.
(From a taff Correspondent
LINCOLN. .Ihiv 11 - -I Special 1 Neither
the hoUM- tic- the senate Is displaying anv
m it de-ire to get down to work and w.
Miirted with tin- Hexxliin Hiid there vA1
pi netionlly only one inccllnir of ciich bodv
today. The liouxe met In the iifterniicn
but adjourned Immediately. The emirus of
the republicans Imd been -tuccessfully von.
eluded nnd the committee on committers,
went Immediately to work again.
The committee tried to clve the republi
cans a third representation In some places
ami two-fiflhs In others on committees.
The dry democrats were willing lo g -t
corer scions for the repuMlcans, but tried
to fix things so the wet repiibp. cutis would
not rain any advantage from the nlllane
between dry democrats and county option
'1 he afternoon was spent in getting to
gether on the final makeup uf nil 1h
house committees and a me. -ting whs called
for tonight to ratify It. Some of the ni;it
Important chairmanships as tliey are now
Employes The speaker.
Cities and Towns Morlarlty of Iioulas.
School Lands and Funds Harrington of
llturnue and Taxation McKlsNick of
i Hanks and Banking Sag! of Saline.
Apportionment Itegan of Platte.
Fees and Salaries Sehcele of Seward.
Prtvllego and Elections Lawrence of
Fish and Game Met zgrr of Cass.
Enrolled and Engrossed Hills Taylor ol
Public Lands and Buldings Eastman of
Agriculture Sanborn of Sarpy.
Deficiencies Swan of Fillmore.
Manufacturers and Commerce Murphy tt
Penitentiary Fuller of Seward,
t'nlverslty and Normal Schools Baiiey of
Medical Societies Weesner of XVebster.
Internal Improvements Puis.
lAbor Bartel of Wayne.
Mllltla-Matrau of Madison.
Federal Relations Dolczal of Saunders.
Irrigation Bussle of Burt.
libraries McArdle of Douglas.
Public Schools Bon ham of Jefferson.
A Krw Complete,
Public Printing Schueth of Platte.
Benevolent Institutions Sindelar of Col
fax. Immigration Brecht.
Accounts and Expenditures Ilrillgrr of
Mines and Minerals Evans of Adams.
The complete democratic membership of
some of tire others will be:
Finance. Ways and Means Gallagher,
chairman; Kotuo, Fuller, Harrington, Hat
field Sag), Swan, Lawrence.
Judiciary Quackenbush, chairman
Grossman, Hatfield, Morlarlty, Kotuc, Tay
Constitutional Amendmenta Norton,
chairman; Quackenbush, Kotouo, Gross
man, Hatfield, Sagl, Gandy.
Telephone, Telegraph and Electric Com
panies Eggenberger, chairman; McCarthy,
Murphy, Bulla, Eastham, Posts, Dolezul.
Insurance Kotouc, chairman; McKissick,
Grueber. Liver, Scheele, McArdle, Skeen.
Ilallroads Gerdes, chairman; Quacken
bush, Boland, Gandy, Gallagher, Murphy,
Lindsey, Sink, Bonham.
Wets Rack Dona,
The weta started last night rather
belligerently by asking Quackenbush to
withdraw altogether and lei them settle
things according to their own ideas of
fairness. This was annoying to the drys
w ho have been expecting surrender and not
a demand for submission and ths upshot of
their defiance was a compromise which it
la hoped will save the report of the com-
The contention of Bartos was respected
by the senate committee and after a con
ference he was given his coveted place
as chairman of the insurance committee.
Vlopp was retained aa a member of the
committee and Reagan was taken off.
Other senate changes preparatory to a
final report today were as follows:
Finance Morehead and Jansen were
taken off. Smith of Fillmore substituted
for Smith of Boone. This reduces the com
ml'tee two members.
banks and Currency McOrew substituted
for Smith of Fillmore.
Miscellaneous Corporations -Banning re
Public Lands and Buildings Reagan wan
made chairman Instead of Bartos , w ho was
Revenue Smith of Flllmor replaces Mo
Minority Wants Representation.
The minority In the house took up Its
fight for generous representation on stand
ing committees this morning, but an ad
journment which was decided by a roll
call cut the discussion off before anything
definite could be aettled.
The resolution Introduced by Mocl.ett of
I-aniaHter at the ausaion held Thursday
before the Inauguration providing for a
representative of the minority on every
committee large enough to - give the ma
jority an advantage of only one was
brought up again and tabled by a forty
five to forty vote. Evans, another minority
leader, moved that the minority be given
two-fifths of every committee. A motion
to table this was lost, and McKissick of
Gage county Immediately moved to ad
journ. The minority Insisted upon a roll
call to settle the adjournment and It was
decided In that way. ,
In the aenate the report of Senator OHB.
as chairman of the committee on com
mitters, was accepted. There waa ne
hanee for an argument as Bartos, the
only disappointed man. had already been
given hla debited plai e as rhaliinan on in
surance. Twenty-four bills were Intro
duced of which the most Important were
one on the initiative and referendum alro-
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