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OMAHA, FIJIDAY M()I.XIX!, Fi:i;ini:Y
1!H1 TWKIA'K TACKS.
sinulk coi'V two cents.
FRAUD H I
Borne of the Featurei that Were
Exposed by The Bee Before the
WHERE VOTERS WERE HERDED
Third Ward "Dumps" Used by the
POOL HALL HELD NINETEEN
Greeks Register as Democrats from
PHOTOGRAPHS TELL THE STORY
Pictures Show the Place Said to Be !
Hive of Life.
INQUIRY GETS UNDER HEADWAY
Legislative torn mil tee Spends Dir
la Testimony Helatlve to the
Certificates Ornate by ( Itr
Clerk at Primary.
When tha legislative committee, now In
vestigating the charges of election Irregu
lsiltlea In Omaha and louglas county, fin
ishes its Inquiry at the city hall, It can
well devote some lmt to the matter of
fraudulent registration In the Third ward.
Before the lata election The Bee called at
tention to tha colonliatlon of voters by
the democrats in the Third ward, and
printed lists of names which It believed to
be illegally registered. Many of the ad
dresses given for these voters were found,
on Inquiry by Bee reporters, to be at pool
halls and similar places, where thera was
no opportunity for residence. One of these
places wax at 517 South Thirteenth atreet,
a on-atory building given over entirely
to a pool hall. At tha time The Bee had
photographs mad of this place, publish
ing tha same, allowing that it was not a
lodging: house, a dwelling house or a hotel,
and that the names of those voters regis
tering and giving It as their place of resi
dence must necessarily be fraudulent.
Nineteen Greeks were registered aa te.mo
ciats from Glj South Thirteenth atreet.
f areluaera Herded I.Ike hee-p.
Another flagrant example of this col
onisation was at 718 South Fourteenth
atreet, where forty-two dyed-ln-the-wool
democrats from "Sunny It' " were regis
tered. Greeks and Italians Just over from
the old country were herded like sheep
by the democrats at that time and regis
tered aa 'voters In defiance of law. So
glaring and so bold was this fraud of
registration that no Sherlock Holmes was
needed to ferret It out.
Tha one-story building used for a pool
lia.ll at tl South Thirteenth street could
not have housed tha nineteen men listed
from there, and. as a matter of fact, did
not house a aingle voter. The weather
beaten building at 718 South Fourteenth
atreet was occupied by an'ltallan saloon
and a store where macaroni, olives and
similar articles of merchandise were dis
pensed. Forty-four men were registered
from this place. Inquiry brought the
statement from the man In charge of the
macaroni store that the lodging house
was full because, as he said, "A big lot of
Italian mans are staying there getting
ready to go back to the old country."
"Are thtse voters?" the storekeeper was)
"No." he replied. "They are not. They
came here to work. They got homesick
sind now they want to go back."
At South Thirteenth street is another
lodging house for these transients where
the guests have no permanent home. On
the first day or reglotretlro twent: -to
democrata were registered from th's ad
dress, and on the roco d Jnv r
tlon twenty-six more democrats were Ui!d
to the Hal. I
Bee xnosed the Fraads.
At the time thtse frauds were L r per
petrated. Tha Bee published lU's r.: ih
namea and pictures of the place, ail m ;r
upon the authorities to take a-vl.'n u !. ;:!
ff the frauds that wre being ror.trm
nlated by the democrats The nm .-r Is
again presented to tlie attention ct ,
talatlve lnvetiga.:ng committee, wliii 'i may
be able to take the te,litratkni l.c.L.k-; fur
tbe Third wa.vi Gr.i d::c.uer for li.ti; tne
truth of wliat The live a.;i,1 befe elec
tion, and which now the democrats claim
had no touiiuaut.ii. in la .
The picture puLlhd he.-tnUh arc Jiom
photograph made lat (all at the time the
fraud was tint expose!. 'I hey sno tne
exterior and Interior of i e rooi hall Lt CI 7
South Thn-tee:U!i street, where r. nt een
Greeks registered as democrats wira auid
to have lad f-'lr ho"i
W ITMfcSsEa RKKOIIl; I M V I I I DtS
Teallsaenr Received to Hark la Alfl
Terliuiuny Ir.ni cuix. n, v, u i ii.tikli,
togriher liu denial by ll'-.i unjrr fue,
filled the opening day of the licaiuit; in-
(Contiuued eo Second page )
Danville Grand Jury
is Ready to Report
. on Indictments
tnce Written Out and it is Ru--ed
that More Than Fifty
. Bills Will Be Returned.
t.E. III.. Feb. I'-Stales Attorney
In i.iurntnff Mated that evidence i
isl' -, ! the Kmnd Jury to date is
'all --md ready .so that Hie Jury
' inlghV ,.. It at any time and bcjjln j
! t lio wulu of voting Indictments. This may)
j be don' during the day, although there
I were a lm;e number of witnesses on hand
I this moirltig, the majority of them being
summoned In connection witn toe voie Hell
l ied Jaiilic, a local politician and protnt
ner.i worker at the pollH at evrry election
for several yearn, wis the first witness.
1(0 was followed by A. U. .amuels, vice
president of the Second National hank.
It In believed flint between Titty and 100
Indictments will be leturned. There no
appear no probability of the Krand Jury
being able to rueh a final adjournment i
before next Wednesday.
Election Commit-inner Joseph Durnhardt
was summoned to appeal' before the grand(
jury toduy with a list containing the name
' eve,'. reKl!,t:r,d ytr.in itv.
i ne cuarge nua oern frequently . made
that more vdes wi re cast at the last elec
tion than thuc wet-.- registered voters In
Miss Arnold Makes .
Trip to Washington
Journey of Missing Girl Investigated,
but it Throws No Light on Her;
NEW YORK. Feb. 2. -The fact that Miss
lorothy Arnold made a trip to Washing
ton. 1). C. and remained there for several
days shortly before her disappearance on
December 12. was made public today by
John H. Keith of the law firm directing
the search for the missing heiress. Mr.
Keith declared, however, that this trip
had nothing to do with the girl's disap
pearance. "Out of the doxens of possible clues, we
have failed to develop anything new." Mr.
Keith said. "We are still searching for
Miss Arnold on both sides of the Atlantic,
but there Is nothing to warrant ua In en
tertaining tho hope she will be found soon.
"We Investigated thoroughly the cir
cumstances surrounding the Washington
trip, which was made with her parents'
knowledge and consent, but have found
nothing to help us In the search."
Mr. Keith denied that detectives had
searched the marriage license records for
her name last ThanksKlving or at any
time previous to her disappearance.
c.iiii:aikj, jeu. z. i nicago police were
asked today to Join In a country wide'
search for Mln Korothy Arnold, the New
York helresa, who disappeared from her
home on Dccepiber 12. Detective were as
signed to the cane.
'WOMEN'S NATIONAL FOREIGN ,
A MISSIONARY JUBILEE
Big Convention fa Washington Marks
Fiftieth Anniversary at
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. -The largest mis
sionary convention of women ever assembled
In Washington opened today when the
Woman's National Foreign Missionary Jubi
lee gathered In a two-day session. The con
ference marks the fiftieth anniversary of
the beginning of women's organized work
for foreign mission in America. Several
meetings have been arranged for In dif
ferent churches throughout the city, pre
sided over by prominent women mission
aries. Mrs. Henry W. Feabody of Boston, Mrs.
Helen Bennett Montgomery of Rochester,
N. Y.; Dr. Mary Rlggs Noble of India, Mies
Jennie V. Hughea of China and Miss Flor
ence Miller are scheduled to address the
Jubilee during tha conference.
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
ON THE BALLINGER CASE
Reports that Dili Is Pending:
that It lias Na Function ta
WASHINGTON. D. C Feb. !. The long
awaited action of the house committee on
agriculture on the Balllnger-Ptncbot In
vestigation report was taken today, the
committee reporting that the bill to carry
out the Investigation report being already
Pending. It had no function to perform and
asked to be discharged from the question.
Where Dahlman Votes Came From
Exterior of pool ball at 61? tSouta
Vice President Ihree Times Exercises
Constitutional Right to Decide
Deadlock on Roll Call.
WATSON'S ABSENCE STOPS DEFEAT
. . .
Net7 TlTTinrrQTlfl V natnr Vnfata flint
in Opposition and Disappears.
THREE HOURS OF SKIRMISHING
Gallinfer Presents Substitute for the
TW0 MILD SENSATIONS OCCUR
i Owen Makes Protest ntnt t nnilnrt
of A n y
llnslncas by Present Mem-
Assrrtlnas They Have
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. For the third
time In the history of the government the
vice president of the 1'nlted1 States exer
cised his constitutional prerogative of j
casting a vote to break tics In connection j
with three successive roll calls In the r
senate. The first he .saved from Impend
ing defeat, the ahlp subsidy bill, and the
third forced an adjournment of the senate
on a vote having direct bearing on the
resolution' looking to the election of the
senators tiy direct primary; vote.
The vote on the ship subsidy, bill, both
tn committee of the whole and In the
senate proper, stood 39 ayes and noes,
and on adjournment. 87 ayes to 7i nes.
On all three occasions the vice president
voted In the affirmative.
. Another notable occurrence in connec
tion with the vote on the subsidy bill was
the absence of the now democratic senator
frotn West Virginia, Clarence W. Watson,
who had taken his seat early In the day
as the successor to Senator Klklns. Mr.
Watson was In the senate chamber for
only a few minutes during the session, and
voted on only one roll call. This vote was
cast on an amendment offered by Mr.
Shlvely of Indiana, regulating tho aggre
gate expenditures which may be made
under the terms of the bill. In- this pro
vision the new West Virginia senator cast
lila vote In the affirmative, thus Indica
ting his opposition to the measure. After
casting this vote he disappeared.
The reault on the next ballot was not so
close aa to render material the presence or
absence of any senator, and no notice was
taken of the fact that Mr. Watson was
not In attendance.
Watson's Absence Defeats Mill.
After the final result became known the
oppoinents of the bill. Including all of the
liemocrats. realised Mr. Watson's absence
had prcevnted the defeat of the bill. He
Wat the only democrat present at any of
Jthe roll calls whose vote was not cast
against the measure.
The final vote came after three hours of
determined conflict . over amendments'. Ap
parently there was no general appreciation
of thoysharp division wjilch afterward, de
veloped, aa a body1 the senate ni unpre
pared for the tie votes. ' '
The two votes on the subsidy bill, which
was a tie until the vice president broke It
were as follows:
Yeas: Bradley, Brandegee. Brlggs.Bur
kett. Burnhap, Burrows, Carter, Clark of
Wyoming; Crane. Cullom, .Curtis, Dick,
Dillingham, Dixon, DuPont, Flint, Frye.
Galllnger, Guggenheim, Hale. Heyburn,
Jones, Kean, Lodge, Lorlmer, Nelson, Nix
on, Oliver, Page, Penrose, Perkins, Piles,
Root, Scott, 8moot, Stephenson, Warner,
Warren and Wetmore, all republicans.
Total. 89. '
Nays: Bevcrldge, Borah,' Bourne, Brls
tow. Brown, Burton. Crawford. Cummins.
Gamble, Gronna, LaFollette, McCumber and
Smith of Michigan, republicans; Bacon,
Bankhead. Chamberlain, Clark of Arkan
sas, Culberson, Fletcher, Foster, Frailer,
Johnston,.. Martin, . Newlands, Overman.
Owen. Paynter, Peroy, Shlvely, Simmons,
Smith of Maryland, Smith of South Caro
lina; ' Stone. Swanson, Taliaferro, Taylor,
Terrell. Thornton and Tillman, democrata.
Total, n. .
Eight senators .were paired, Money with
Young, Bailey with Bulkeley, Gore with
Dele w. and Rayner with Richardson.
Five senators, Aldrlch, Clapp, Davis,
Sutherland and Watson did not vote and
were not paired.
Galllna-cr Presents Sahstltate.
When, In accordance with the previous
agreement, the subsidy bill waa laid be
fore the senate. Senator Galllnger presented
a substitute for the entire measure as
originally Introduced. The first bill granted
a bounty only to Amerlcan-bullt vessels
plying from American ports to the south-
(Contlnued on Third Page.)
Thirteenth aueet, where nineteen Greeks
John , everything
From the Chicago Post
THIRTY DEADJND MISSING
Full Extent of Disaster in New York
Harbor Not Yet Ascertained.
LOSS ABOUT A MILLION DOLLAR1"
Flftr Thnnaand Pennds of nnnml
Kiplode, Work I n a- Havoc with
Window Panes for Miles
Three Inquiries On.
NKW YORK, Feb. S. Three separate
Investigations were started today to fix the
responsibility foi the dynamite explosion in
New York harbor yexterday. One will be
conducted by a coroner'! Jury tinder Coro
ner James M. Houghton of Jersey City, an
other bv Inspector, '.'nribuftlbles James
M. Conneliy bf JcraV'ilUjV arid a ttilrd by
Public Prosecutor Pierre P. Garven of Hud
son county. New Jersey;
Definite estimates of the number of dead
are still Impossible. The total of dead and
missing Is thirty. The list of dead In the
hands of the coroner Is seven, and it Is
that official's belief that' most of the
twenty-three men, whom he classes as
"missing." were blown to atoms.
The property losa, according to various
official estimates will be between $750.W)
and 11,000.000. The heaviest sufferer In this
respect Is the Central railroad of New
Jersey, at whose, docks the disaster oc
curred. Mr. Besler sets the loss at about
SMO.OOO. The Cnlted states government Is
also a heavy loser, with $50,000 damage at
Kills Island., and an additional U0.0U0 or
S16.000 at the army headquartera on Gov
ernors .Island, and at Bedloe's Island,
where the Statue of. Liberty -waa ahaken
bare of many windows and big electric
The blast was probably the largest ex
plosion of dynamite that haa aver occurred
anywhere. Intentionally or by accident.
Fifty thousand pounds went up tn the
Search if Deiirln Resumed.
A round maae today of the hospitals In
Jersey City, In which victims of yesterday's
explosion are lying Injured revealed that
no additional deaths had occurred.
Because of the grave danger In handling
dynamite In the dark, the work of clearing
away the wreckage and searching the ruins
on the Jersey Central pier was abandoned
last night, but It was resumed early today.
No additional bodies were found during the
The time for the beginning of the cor-
(Continued on Third Page.)
Jrk : . v Av fC! )NfZl
Getting the Proper Emphasis
Editor of Liberator
Asserts King George
ames Calls Trial of Head of British
Empire Illegal No Indictment
PARIS. Feb. ;.-Edward H. James, the
editor of the Liberator, whose article was
the basis of the ault against Edward
Myllus, convicted In London yesterday for
libelling King George, today lasued a state
ment saying the trial of his British agent
waa Illegal and the proceedings a "white
washing." The statement proceeds: hj'
" "he" trial was Illegal' because MjiUe was
not Indicted, but was tried under 'an In
formation ex-offlcto,' which Is used only
in charges of sedition. It waa a white
washing because the crown had no right
to call witnesses to disprove charges when
the defendant had refused to offer evidence
proving the charges. Myllus having re
fused to substantiate that blgimy was prac
ticed, the case ended immediately.
"Myllus refused to proceed because the
king refused to testify. If the king had
gone on the stand and sworn that the
marriage did not take place I would gladly
apologize In the Liberator, which under
the circumstances can only attack the trial
as a violation of almost every principle of
English law, evidence and liberty."
GET VOTE TODAY
Proaresalvea la Iowa l,ea;lslatnre
Plan to Throw Strength
(From a Htaff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. Feb. 2.-(SpeclaI Tele
gramsThe expectation Is that the entire
progressive vote of the legislature will to
morrow be thrown to A. B. Funk In the
hope that he will be able to break up the
opposition. The fact that even with Judge
Kenyon on the ground no headway waa
made toward electing him has ahown that
he will not be able to gain from the stand
patters. The plan of the Young followers
it to watt until after the primary bill la
disposed of and then to proceed to the
election of a senator, aa there Is no ex
pectation whatever that a special primary
will be voted.
Today's ballot stood: Kenyon, 6H; Young,
SB; Garst, 1; Porter (dem), 64. Absent,
one. Necessary to elect, aeventy-nlne.
ARCHBISHOP RYAN IS DYING
Venerable Prelate la In Seml-t'oma-toae
State and star lot
Emerge from It.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb 2-Physlcians la
attendance upon Archbishop Ryan said at
noon today that the end might come at any
moment. They issued the following bul
letin: "Archbishop Ryan Ja alowly and gradu
ally growing weaker. Thta morning he
fell into a semi-comatose condition from
which he may or may not emerge."
The archbishop collapsed about 10 a. m..
after having had a comparatively good
night and morning. Later he lapsed Into a
Ilonlile Holiday la Xn York.
NKW YORK, Feb. t-The New York Cot
ton exchange today decided on a double
holiday tor Lincoln s Mi today and the ex
change will be closed on Saturday, Feb
ruary II, as well as on Monday, February
Guest is Badly Beaten for
Resembling Another Man
Mistaken for ejiother man who had Just
left the restaurant without paying for Ills
uual. It. H- Hayes, a oung man who lives
at the Young Men's t'hristlau association,
recelvid a bad beating last night 111 the
One-Minute Coflce house, 41 foiith Fif
Hayrs rutertd the One-Minute wlih noth
ing but tbe mout peaceable lnt.ntiiin of
l.a.ing a bite to rat. Yet H happened that
the chuir be selected had Jii:t lfn vacated
i by a gentleman Willi rf poor memory, n
poor. In fact, that he had Uirtly slipped
out of liie reata'jram with the little d-tall i
about paying for his repast eutliriy for
ISOIIrll. Hayes slipped Into the chair Just vacated
Everything is so
So reduced noW. '
ilNSURRECTOS NEAR JAUREZ
Attack Upon City Opposite El Paso is
TRAINS MAROONED THREE DAYS
Former Ireretsry tiarfleld Among;
Those Detained by loanrsients
Pullman Sheets I'aed as
Handaacs' for Wounded.
EL PASO, Tex.. Feb. 1-A number of
riderless cavalry horsea straggled Into
Juarex. opposite F.I Paso, early thla morn
ing. Indicating that thsre haa been ngni-
Ing near the city, which waa practicany
surrounded by rebels all night.
Jitmes R. Gbj field, former secretaryv ot
Ute'tntejior.. Was a passenger on the tfain
which was marooned when Insurgents tore
up the track Hunday and for three days
waa held up. With other passengers, by the
insurgents. He arrived last night with the
train, which waa allowed to come mio
Juarex after the rebels had disembarked
thirty ralles east of Juarex and had Degun
preparations to attack the border town
While the tralna were marooned soutn or
Juarex between Sunday and Wednesday the
food supply of the passengers ran out ana
lnsurrectos fed them from their commis
sary and from beeves slaughtered on the
apot. The Insurroctos had a number of
wounded and these were treated by pas
sengers. Pullman aheeta being. torn up for
bandages. Former Secretary Garfield as
sisted In the work.
Saloons and gambling houses In Juarex
remained clased all night, but were re
opened this morning.
Early this morning the Juarez police ar
rested Rafael' Escoboso, assistant superin
tendent of terminals of the National rail
ways In Juarex, and Gaspar Vela, night
telegrapher. Juarez ortlcera reiusea to
state why the arrests were made.
Federal Troops Driven Back.
The first clash between the rebels and
the federal troops sent out laBt night from
Juarez occurred about daylight, between
Juarez and Samalayuca. according to the
federal troops, who retreated to Juarex this
morning. They brought three wounded
with them and admitted that two were
killed, but aald they were killed In explod
ing dynamite to wreck a bridge.
The returning troops said they met the
Insurgent coming Into Juarex on a train
and exploded dynamite beneath a bridge,
which wrecked the engine of the (rain.
Two of their own men were killed by the
explosion and In getting away, three more
were wounded by tho rebels.
It is generally believed that the federal
losa waa heavier than they report, aa many
riderless horses have been coming into
Juarex all forenoon and eight of them were
caught tn El Paso with blood stained Bad
dies, filx were captured at Isleta, twelve
miles below here this morning.
Train Blown lp with Dynamite.
Only four Mexican federals were killed
this morning south of Juarex, ao far aa
known. The federals claim they killed
fifty revolutionists when they dynamited
the train south ot here, after midnight,
but this Is discredited, for It was dark. '
Captain Joaquin GrostUa. Fourteenth
Mexican cavalry. Is renponslble for the
statement of the number of dead.
Hrtru Passengers In Monoplane.
PAU, France, Feb. 2.-M. I.e Martin, the
French aviator, today broke the world's
passenger-carrying record. Piloting a
munoplune. he carried up seven passengers
for a five-minute flight.
and the waiter did nut notice lite change.
Also, Hayes resembled the oilier man.
Hayes ordered a meal of subntaiitiul pro
portions. The waiter's t-cs Kiev.' bl Jtu
wonder, and not a little admiration, for a
man such, as his customer who could order
two such dinners with kadi an air of non
chalance. However, he uld imtliinx; if s
man was hungry, that was his butnes.
When presented v.llli the check Ha ts
also wondered greatly, f Jitliermure. he pro
tmieil. One word led to another and t l,
ally the melee mine. Tne diner came on.
a bad second. As the rcsuii he has nicu
a complaint fur the arrekt of John loe. a
night waiter at the One-Minute l.'uffc
HE(1S FOR DKIiAV
! Platte Countv Leislator Pleads with
j Democrats to Go Slowlv on
THIS SESSION ONLY A STARTER
Best Results. He Thinks. Come with
WARM TILT WITH BUTLER MAN
Skiles Twits Him with the Pledges of
AGRICULTURAL FARM BILL LOST
Iloase Majority nles Down llenrtred
Thuasnnd Appropriation for ew
State Farm In aothwesl.
(From a Stsff Corirsindent .
LINt'OLN. Feb. 2 (Spei hil I Hoiistor I.
L. Albert of Platte county. In the debute
upon the Initiative and referendum bill
In the senate this afternoon, spoke for
over an hour tr a crowded, Interested
chamber and gallery In favor of delibera
tion tn licKlnnlnu direct li'tfinlatlon.
Senator Albert took, upon hlmxelf the
task of explaining the dilatory movements
of the democratic majority In rertcemlna, "'
Its party pledges and ho ciulued hlniReif
with an argument cogent enough to win
nn ostensible victory for thoe who bcllev
that the Initiative and referendum laws
passed by this legislature should be merely
advisory to the next legislature.
Senator Alliert followed Senator Skiles
of Hutler. author of W. F. 1, the measure;
before the senate. ' Senator 8klles chai .
IctiKcd hln ' democrat io colleagues to carry
through their party pledges. Ho staried
buck with the fiinilati:eiital Ideas of Amer
ican government, even touching upon tho
Jefferson-llanillton diffcrtnecs as to con
SUIIes litre Oilier strs.
The pass evil flRht whs recalled as a
Fdmllur occasion when, he said, the demo
cratic party was lined against the vented
Interests In favor of the people. ,lle cited
tho other stales which arc liking the In
itiative and referendum as proofs of the
practical rapacity of the bill to serve Its
purpose and' declared that long study ami
experlee had taught tho experts of di
rect leglKliition to advocate a 10 per cent
petition as the proper provision to make
the Initiative effective end atlfactory.
The cost of operating a petition under
that per cent has been figured aa about
$2,000 In Nebraska at the present tlin, and
that Is enough to keep any crank fiont
taking advantage of the law, he declared.
Senator Hklles raid that the liquor In
teracts, if they were back of the fight for
higher percentage, had best wit lull a
from the fight, a the members of both
parties were pledged to support an. cf- ,
foctlve bill and nily a low per cent bill.
Immediate! eftectlvc, ,Miht a-t htf yrk.
(out Innance on Lost Cans.
The bill of Senator Albert, which has
been Introduced as a substitute for S. F.
1. was characterised 'as a move by a
clever lawyer to obtain a continuance on a
When he arose to speak Senator Alliert
was angry with what he termed a viola
tion, of confidence by Senator Kklles. Tho
vpeech of Senator Skllcs had contained a
veiled referer.ee to a remark made by tjeu
ator Albert In Jest In a private conversa
tion. Albert, the author of the bank guar
anty bill, had daied to speak lightly of
the right of the people to rule when the
matter was to be taken as a Joke, and
when Skiles made public reference to It he
Senator Albert then proceeded to take up
the arguments of the author of the bill
an dtramplc upon them one by one. He
said that a low percentage waa Just ex
actly what would help special Interests
to get their wishes from an Initiative and
referendum bill. He pointed with soma
sarcasm to the quotation Skiles had made
from Jefferson I an principles of direct gov
ernment and then asked how that waa
to be reconciled with a fear that the people
could De hoodwinked by special Interests
In this situation.
The. basis of the argument against a
low percentage bill as presented by Al
bert was that the right to atart legislation
The appropriation of $100,000 for a new
agricultural school at Holdrege waa de
feated In the house this morning by tbe
efforts of unlverxlty men who saw In a
measure, a blow at the resources of the
state university. Fllley of Gage, Kotous
of Richardson and Smith of Boone, gradu
ates of the state university, were able to
speak from the standpoint of the one more
central educational Institution of the state
and show that the favoring of the south
western part of the state would show dis
sipation of the state' expenditures for
educational purposes. A motion to Indefi
nitely postpone the Eastman, H. R. 2. for
the appropriation was carried In the com
mittee of the whole by a vote of forty-six
to thirty-eight. When the committee of
the whole rose to report, however, East
man moved that the house refuse to con
cur In the committee of the whole report.
The vote upon this question was close and
a call of the houst making It necesary
to scout for the abssul member was de
manded by five members.
Heport I -eft In In Air.
The advocate of the bill tried by the ral'
of house to defeat the report of the com
mlltee, but when the vole was taken I
Stood 47 to 44 tn support of the IndeflnlU
postponement. Eahtman then changed hit
vote to be with the prevailing aide an'
be given a chawe to move to reconalde
and the vote stood 48 to 43. Roland ot
Dougla. a supporter of the appropriation,
moved to take a recess to the afternoon.
Kotouc tried to get In a motion to adopt
I the report ot the committee, but It waa nnt
put and the recess was taksn.
The matter now (lands with the re-
port of the committee of the w hole to
postpone inoeiinneiy sun up in tne air. The
temper of the house, however, unlets 1:
changes, la against the apinoprlatlon.
(oinitr Option HIM I'wund.
The county oplion bill, fc". F. !1R, ws
brought out of the committee obscurity In
the etriitiie this r.iorniug and placed fui
third reading and a vote without dlsi-ua
Tbe bill has been lost and the coinmtttet
has been raying nothing at all ah.,ut
or the reason for the long delay In brlnt,
lug It up. Srnalor Barlos said that the l.il
ought to bs allowed to go on general file
so that It could be amended and If amtndrt
properly he might vote for li. Kemp re
marked that any couniy option that Ballot
would vote for would never amount tc
much as county option. Olds asserted that
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