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VOL XIr-XO. :u.
sinuli; con fivi-: lt.nts.
The Omaha
Further Derelopments in Legislative
Probe of Election Now De
pend on Booki.
Committee Order Records of Third
Ward Given Examination.
Harrington Will Subpoena Number of
Important Witnesses Then.
Wllaru Telle of Kladtaa F.tastlr on
AMrlrli l,eer l,ee Krrama
HI a nit Prettea the Hobo
Pevelopmenta In the Invest Iratlon of the
fraud connected with th Omah election
'id primary by the leglststur now depend
on the result of an Inquiry Into the records
of the polling place In the Third ward to
he conducted by John Yelser.
Further possibilities remain In witnesses
to be subpoenaed at the. Instance of B. .
Harrington chairman of the committee
from tha leslslatiire. For the last three
days of the week the Inquiry by this com- j
tnlttee was In progress In sessions held at
tha Paxton hotel.
Ist night Chairman Harrington re
viewed the evidence of the hearing and
prepared an outline of the program of In
quiry to be taken up at the resumption of
tha hearing on the afternoon of Febru
ary 1.
The chairman waa closeted with Wllll-am
F. Manning for aome time. He haa de
cided on number of witnesses who will
be summoned to apear at the hearing a
week from tomorrow.
"We are practically dona with the pre
liminaries of the case now," said Mr.
Harrington t hla room at the Faxton.
"Tha Inquiry la now In auch ahape that I
expect that further testimony will bring
mora direct evidence bearing on the charges
made. It haa been our purpose to bring
In all testimony which might have a possi
ble bearing. I do not want any person to
feel that their statements have not been
welcome If they had the least bearing on
tha case. We have let In a great deal of
matter and testimony because we could not
afford to take a chance of missing some
thing material.
Kiprrtu Records to Sard I.lsnt.
Mr. Harrington expreased the opinion that
positive evidence tending to either prove
or disprove the charges of Irregularity
. would be forthcoming upon the completion
of the examination of the recorda of the
third ward now aealed up In the office
of P. M. Haverly. county clerk. Thle In
veatlgatlon la to ba made by John Yelser,
who alta at the hearing aa the representa
tive of the governor.
Alt other membera of the committee yes
terday departed for their bomea to remain
: o. rf S;nrlar. Mr. Harrington -win W met
here today by Mn. Harrington.! They will
remain here until Monday afternoon, when
they will probably go to Lincoln.
"The senate aa I understand It." said
Mr Harrington, "haa named a committee I
'to alt with ua In the Investigation here
Monday. but in view of our adjournment
until a week from Monday I do not know
what the aenatora will do.
"Another portion of evidence of value to
ua which will be. of unusual significance.
will he the official census figures from
waaningmn on ma inii puiiuui "'
voters m the third ward." aald Mr. Har-
rlngton. 'This will be available no doubt
at the reaumptlon of the bearing a week
, from Monday."
ciiio?; T"erqs3-enrs
Tan of rubber baud on voting machines
for the purpose of preventing the casting
of votes for Governor Aldrlch waa ex
pooed before the legislative Investigating
committee this morning.
Positive and emphatic, statement of dis
covery of tr.e band was made by C. O.
. Cunningham, J512 South Tenth atreet, west
ern agent of the Woodward Tterney
printing company. I order to discredit
this evidence Dan Butler brought in fig
urea showing the vote from the precinct.
The wltneaa waa unshaken In hla declara
tion of the presence of the band on tha
Aldrlch lever of the machine and Its pur
pose there.
"What do you know of fraud In either
the election or the primary?" asked W. A.
Prince of the Investigating committee, tak
ing up the examination of the wltneaa.
"I know that there waa a rubber band
tightly wrapped about tha Aldrlch finger
of the machine," exclaimed Mr. Cunning
ham with forte. "It waa there when I
"Lld you rail attention of the election
official there to that band?" asked Prince.
"No, I old not,' replied Cunningham. I
did not because I did not think that my
neighbors were in a conspiracy to rob me
of my right to vote. I did not realise
ntlt later, when the use of the band waa
xpoaed by newspaper, and when I heard
of It from others, the purpose for which
tha band waa there."
Mr. Cunningham described In detail how
the band was arranged on the Aldrlch
I root a Waats to Know.
P. H. Cronln of O'Neill, a republican
member of the committee, at once declared
for a demonstration of the workings of
the voting machlue under the influence of
rubber l amia. Thle mechanical demonstra
tion will bo mad before the committee
upon the resumption of the Investigation
here on February 11
The testimony of the Saturday morning
etelon was occupied with the examination
of a aeries of wltneasea, Including Le
Ilardiuan. formerly campaign manager In
Pougtaa county fur Hhatlenberger; Edaon
Rich, attorney for the Union Pacific Rail
way company; Bond P. Geddea, a newa
p!r man; Milton Barlow, president of
the Water board and president of the
Vnited tKatea National bank; F. W. Me
Glnnla, head of a private detective agency,
amployed by th Anti-Saloon league In trac
ing false registration and numerous other
league workers w ho went Into the colonised
Through the detective and a number of
ether workers the names of scores of per
son registered from assignation houaes
and "hobo" lojgtng bouaes were put Into
the recorda..
The committee adjourned until 1 o'clock
n the afternoon of February IS. The ses
sion began at t o'clock and continued until
anon. Members of the committee went .to
their homes or returned to Lincoln In the
course of the afternoon. Herdman. the lawyer, who figured In
(Continued on Second Page )
Creditors of Mrs.
Leslie Carter Are
Urging Bankruptcy
Actress Called Into Court in New
York, Where it is '
ed She Hat
Made Pr
-i'eclal Telegram.)
.utlon In bankruptcy
v the I'nlud States circuit
rr. against Mrs. Caroline I.. D.
fa. otherwise known as Mra. I.ealle
Carter The liabilities. It Is alleged,
amounted to 2.onf), with assets of SLOno.
Preferred payments, made while Insolvent
! to other creditors, are alleged in the peti
The Institution of the proceedings is the
culmlnall n of continuous efforts on the
part of many small creditors to enforce
payment of their respective claims by per
sistent legal proceedings, since It was ap
parent that she had produced a successful
play. Her attorneys have received Instruc
tions if such proceedings were Instituted
to consent to an Immediate adjudication.
While it Is true Mrs. farter Is not In i
possesion of Immediate funds, and while i
the proceedings m that account would ulti
mately absolve her from the payment of
any of her liabilities, her attorneys have
meirunea dv ner to mane a proposal j heava I in and perhaps In a reorganlsa
conslstent w ith , her Income, that would tlon o fthe entire aervlce. Postmaster Wen
operate to pay all of her existing creditors , rra, Hitchcock is thoroughly Incensed and
iw cents on the dollar. She proposes, if
all her creditors will accept to set aside I
a substantial part of her weekly Income
to be turned over to any one that the
creditors will agree upon, under an agree
ment to continue the payments for every
Week she may be employed until each law
ful claim against her shall have been fully
Two Queens Said
to Agree on All
Points at Issue
Denial that Victoria Eugenie and
Marie Christine Refuse to Speak
as They Pass.
VIENNA. Feb. I. (Special Cablegram.1)
The following Spanish communique appears
In the rolltlsche correspondence: "There
Is no foundation whatever for the rumor
recently disseminated that the relations be
tween Queen Victoria Eugenie and her
mother-in-law. Queen Marie Christine, are
not of Wie best. The relationship between
the two queens has not been clouded In
the least, but haa retained the very friend
liest character that It assumed from the
beginning. The two exulted women often
appear together In society, aa on a recent
occasion when they attended a children'
party given by two of the ladles In waiting,
the duchess of San Carlos and the march
ioness of Salamanca, at which the crown
prince and Ms youngest brother were
present. ,
- "The attribution of political pretension
to the queen mother must alao be repudi
ated JJ'nce King Alfonso tiiiv d ill -Jotity
and took over the management f
atate affairs .the former queen regent has
had no idea nf Interfering In any way wltb
political matters."
Dog Turns on the.
Gas, Killing Mistress
and Also Itself
; tj.. . V.,, v-V- r T.
New York Canine, Becomes
Frisky, Bites the Gas Tubing,
and Fatal Results Follow.
NEW YORK. Feb. .-Spoc!al Telegram.)
Flags, a little pet dog belonglngi to Mis
Elsa Maxter, caused the death of its mis
tress and Itself through It playfulness to
day. MU Maxter, after reading awhile,
dropped off Into a dose, leaving a lamp
burning on the table. When the mistress
dosed off, Rags began to frolic It is aup
posed hi Jumping about It either grabbed
with Ita teeth, or accidentally pulled the
gas tubing from the lamp, allowing the
fumea to escape and fill the room.
Both the young woman and the dog were
found dead this morning.
Fire a the
Company Poll
Mrs Kroolf
A LEANT. N. T.. Feb. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) Certificate of merger of the Na
tlonal Fire Insurance company and the
Ben Franklin Fire Insurance company
both of Pttt-burg. ha been filed with the
atate insurance department, and Superin
tendent of InsuranceTTotchklaa today 11
cenaed the merged company to do business
In New York tinder the name of the National-Ben
Franklin Fire Insurance com
pany of Pittsburg, Ta. The merged com
pany haa a capital of tl.GOO.OOO.
t'ommaader "ays Thero Are Bat Three
taara mm that All Will
NEW ORLEANS. Feb. 4. The following
wireless dispatch from Commander Cooper
of the I'nited States cruiser Marietta was
received here this morning:
Associated Press. New Orleans: Please
deny all sensational reports regarding the
appearance nf yellow fever on board the
Marietta. There are probably three cases
of yellow fever among the Marietta's men
i tills time and all are doing well. No
, nrw VUM ,iave devei0ped ,ince Monday.
The danger of further cases is very rlight.
Aged Woman Would Get Son
Free to Attend Her Wedding
With her face wreathed In smiles, sc
companled by her married daughter, a
woman who had herself seen many sum
mers. Mr. Mary lllgby called at th city
)all Friday afternoon and coyiy announced
1 to Captain tavags tbe advent of her com
' ing marriage.
"Well-er-er, stammered the captain,
startled out of hla usual blase attitude, I
1 sin certainly glad to know ll. by the
way. what la your name?
The captain waa Informed and then came
the drnoUAmrr.t. for the far from youthful
1 brlde-to-tM had an object in view.
( "aly son. Jack Kigby, la in Jail and I
Postmaster General Discovers Sub
ordinates Have Used His Name
to Overwork Employes.
Railway Mail . Service May Be
Reorganized as Result.
Alexander Grant Incurs Displeasure
in Connection with Work.
General Pnrpose la to Hearfjust
Hoars of Service o that All
Will Work l aad One
Half Hoars.
WASHINGTON. Feb. .-Inefficiency, in
aubordlnatlun and mismanagement are al
leged to have developed In the railway mall
service ana areiiKeiv in result in an im.
I makes no concealment of hla Indignation.
Hecently he l as been conducting a per-
sonal Investigation. His inquiry Is not
concluded, but the faots thus far Indicate
that Its results are likely to be drastic.
Kumora reached Washington today from
several points that changea In leading of
ficers of the aervlce were imminent; Indeed,
it was reported that resignations of the
second assistant postmaster general. Joseph
Stewart, and the chief of the railway mall
service, Alexander Grant, had been sub
mitted to the postmaster general
It can be aald n atuhortty of Mr. Hitch
cock that neither of these officials has re
signed and that their resignations have
not been called for.
Mr. Hitchcock expressed himself
aa entirely satisfied wtlh the administra
tion of the office of second assistant by
Mr. Stewart, for whom, personally and offi
cially, he entertains a high regard, but he
expressed himself aa much dissatisfied with
the mnagement of ;he railway mall ser
vice, particularly as tespects the personnel
of the service.
Orders by Subordinates.
His investigation, he Indicated, hail dis
closed that orders had been issued by sub
ordinate officers, placing upon the em
ployes unreasonable, and, in aome In
stances, humiliating burdens. These were
promulgated In the name of the postmaster
general, although he knew nothing about
them until after Investigation.
"The orders were Issued," Mr. Hitchcock
aald, "notwithstanding the fact that 1 had
Issued general Instructions that in the
carrying out of proposed Improvements In
the service, no additional burdens should
be placed on the employes, a I believe
that In the development of our efficiency
system the hearty good of the en
ploy ee ls absolutely neceasary." "
Mr. Hitchcock said the only change In
the status of the railway mall clerks was
caused by an effort of the department to
effect a reasonable readjustment of hour
of service so as to equallxe them through
out the country. Through the operation
of this system . the . hours of service of
some clerks were slightly Increased, while
those of others were reduced.
The general purpose waa to have the
maximum period of employment not to
exceed alz and a half hours a day. In
the working out of this system. Mr. Hitch
cock suggested, the railway mall clerks
had not been lowered In rank and the
aervlce in no respects had been curtailed;
on the contrary, the department's efforts
had been to obtain through congress im
proved physical and financial working con
ditions while striving to keep the service
apace with the development of the country.
The Investigation Instituted by Mr. Hitch-
cork probably will not be concluded for
some days. It la not possible to foretell
accurately the precise result, but a thor
ough overhauling of executive officials of
the railway mail service la possible. If not
llernaday aaa Prof. Elliot Attack
Preoeat Method of Carina;
for Aalsnals.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.-An attack on
the government's policy In caring for fur
seals on the Pribtlof Islands In Alaska, was
made today by Dr. William T. Hornaday,
of the New York Zoological gardena, and
Prof H. W. Elliott. They apoke for the
Campflre eluh of America before the
aenate committee on conservation of
natural resources.
The speaker declared that under the
art of last year, which cancelled the lease
theretofore held by the North American
Commercial company and gave control of
the kilting of fur seals to the secretary of
commerce and labor, there had been no
cessation of wanton killing.
The hearing waa In connection with the
Nelaon bill to prohibit absolutely the kill
lng of fur seals for five yeara from and
after May 1. 1911. except by natives for
food and clothing and manufacturing of
boata for their own uae. Tbe Department
of Commerce and I.abor, through Mr.
Lembkey, opposed the bill.
Beareaatloa Ordlaaore lavalld.
BALTIMORE. Md., Feb. 4. -The West
seitreuatlon ordinance, drawn for the pur
pose of dividing the white from the negro
residences of this city and under which
criminal prosecutlona for violations have
already begun, waa declared Invalid today
by Judges Harlan and Duffy In the crim
inal court.
, want you to let him out ao that he can
j come to the wedding." was the request.
I "I certainly would like to help In a mat
I ter of this sort, but you will have to see
I Judge Crawford tomorrow morning," aald
Captain Savage.
Saturday morning, atiil hopeful, the bride-to-be
ahowed up In police court and asked
for the Judge. The Judge bent hi Judicial
ear, tor he la In full aympathy with llttl
j Ian Cupid. However, Jack RJgby proved
to be well known to the judge, having met
him officially several times.
"Madam, I am aorry," bs said in dulcet
tone, "but I will hat to decline Jack's
Initiation for bira wltb many thanks.
M j i
Outposts of ' Insurgents Are Within
Sight of the City.
Revolutionary, Leader, issssseti
that Jssrn Will Bo Made
Provisional Capital of '
tr.t. PAfMV Tx.. Feb. 4. The attack upon
Juarei by the 1.200 lnsurrectos under Gen
eral Oroxco and General Ulanco la acnea-
uled for tonight, according to Informa
tion from the Inaurgent camp.
Official notice of the intended auaca
reached the American consul at 10:31)
last night. In this notice Oroxco Bald lie
.tirk within twenty-four hours.
Couriers from his csmp, about ten miles
this morning said he ex
pected firat to reconnoker the town before
striking and that he was awaiting rein
f nr. ementa. Juarea, too, was looking lor
reinforcementa tor the federal garriaon.
but revolutionists said none mignt oe
looked for from the south, where Colonel
Kobago and his shattered command were.
This morning Oroaco's outposts were al
most within sight of Juarei.
The revolutionists' leader told friends
yesterday that he expected to attack
Juares lata Saturday evening or Bunday.
He declared that he Intended making
Juares the provisional capital of Mexico,
and, rallying his followera there, atart on
a march south against Chihuahua City and
ultimately against the capital of the repub
lic Itself, Mexico City, far In the south.
Thla, however, only after his followers
bad been mobollsed and drilled into a
compact fighting force.
A renewed exodus from Juares took
place late last night when the offlc'l no
tice of Intended attack reached the .' roer
lcan consul. Th notice was at once made
public and within a few minutes the in
ternational bridge to El Paao bore a long
string of refugees.
from America losial.
The following notice waa publicly pro
claimed at 10 o'clock thla morning:
"To Whom It May Concern:
"American Consulate Cludad, Juares,
Mexico, Feb. 4. IU:
"Having received notice officially from
El General En Jefe P. Oroxco, a prominent
commander of the provisional antl-re-elec-tlonists
In Mexico, that he will initiate an
attack on the City of Juares without de
lay, I would earnestly advise that all
Americana, all foreigners and all non
combatants should absent themselves from
Cludad Juares until such time as a state
of tranquility shall have 1oen established.
1 " American uonaui. '
Mealeaa Raroles Arrested.
Vnited Ststea troops arrested six Mexi
can ruralea between Fort Hancock and the
Rio Grande river thla morning. The prla
oner said they had a brush with a large
band of revolutionlata and took refuge in
Hayti Insurgents
Capture Three Forts
News of Spread of the Movement
Officially Communicated to
Department of State.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 4. The revolution
ists In Haytl, according to a rumor which
baa reached Port au Prince, the capital
of the country, have captured Fort Lib
erty, Ouanamlntat and Trou. Tills In
formation waa conveyed to the State de
partment today In a telegram from Ameri
can Minister Furnlsa at Port au Prince.
Two minister of the Haytlen caUnet,
the minister adda, have left the capital
to lead the government forcea against the
revolutionists. The secretary of war has
departed from Port au Prince on a gun
ljt with UuOpa for UonkUrs aoii tii
becretary of the Interior Is on hla way to
tJsiaaaa-W-aJaa- MtWM m-'J j- 'n
Lil III,!"
Coming and Going in Omaha
of the Week, as Viewed by The Bee's
Bonilla Forces
Take Possession of
Puerto Cortez
General Lee Christmas Saya Capital
Can Be Taken Without Further
PUERTO CORTEZ, Hondura, Feb. t
(Via wlreleas. New Orleans, Feb. 4.).
General Iee Christmas, the revolutionary
military leader, arrived here today with
part of hla forcea to take over the adminis
tration of this city, evacuated several days
ago by the government forces and held by
the International troops pending the arrival
of thje revolutionists. Puerto Corte Is the
most Important port on the Atlantic coast
of Honduras.
PTEI..A. Honduras. Feb. 4. General Lee
Christmas, the American soldier of fortune
who came here to break a lance for former
President Bonilla and restore to his party
the political contra 1 of Honduras, saya it
Is "all over but the shouting."
"The revolution Is over," he declared In
an Interview. "The evacuation of Puerto
Cortex and San Pedro was better than a
victory by attack. The last stand of the
government troopa will be at the capital.
We can surround Tegucigalpa and starve
them out. There need be no more blood
shed." It la reported that the rebel gunboat
Hornet arrived at Puerto Cortes today with
coal and supplies. r
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. After an Inter
view with General Bonilla at Celba, Hon
duras, Commander Davis of the gunboat
Tacoma today telegraphed the Navy de
partment that, he had been given to under
stand that the revolutionary commander
would agree to an armistice within a few
George Grey Killed
by Lion in Africa
Brother of British Minister of Foreign
Affairs Attacked by Beast While
Hunting Hear Nairobi.
NAIROBI. British East Africa, Feb. 4
Oe'orge Grey, a brother of Sir Edward Grey,
the British mlnlater of foreign affaire, died
last night at the hospital to which he waa
moved following hla encounter with a lion
last Tuesday. Mr. Grey, with several com
panlona, was stalking lions near the Atiil
river, when he separated from the others
and waa auddenly set upon by a large
beaat. He waa badly wounded before his
friends could come to hla rescue.
Mayor Dahlman
is eT
Real Matrimonial Agency
Here a a chance for aspiring Omaha
bachelors who want to get married. At,
the same time It gives Mayor Dahlman an
opportunity to display hla prowess aa th
manager of the matrimonial bureau. For
his services has been requested by a love
lorn New Tork lady, who wants to come
west. She Is ready to come. Is handicapped
by nothing aave one child. She frankly ad
mita that aha has no money so her newly
acquired lord. If she manages to Isnd one
through the good offices of the mayor,
will not be pestered by such a thing aa
disposing of her money.
The woman, who says her name la Mrs.
II. Aernold, writes that she is a respectable
Clerman woman, 38 yeara old. 8 he makes
no demand other than her "husband to be"
will be a father to her girl, who ia IS yeara
old. Tbe main thing ia that she thinks
Omaha would be a good place 'lv in
and that she wants someone who can sup
port her in befitting slie. Moi Lialiliuaa
W 1 .11 IB
Head of JHocese of Lincoln Passes
Away After Brief Illness.
Went to I.larola from St. I.oala
Wheat toe- Keo Was First Cre
ated a Quarter of Cea
tory Abo.
LINCOLN, Feb. 4. Right Rev. Thomas
Bonacum. for twenty-three yeara bishop of
Lincoln, died at his nome shortly after 12
o'clock today. He waa 64 yeara of age.
Bishop Bonacum waa plaintiff in the fa
mous suit to oust Father Murphy from
the parish at Seward. 'Che factional dtf
ference between the two men attracted
much attention among Catholics.
His indisposition dales from last Monday,
when he was seized with a violent chill,
Tueaday he waa somewhat Improved, but
Wednesday he grew worse, when pneu
monla developed.
Bishop Bonacum ha been in charge of
the See of Lincoln since It was founded
over twenty years sgo, embracing the ter
rltory south of the Platte river In Ne
braska. He came to Lincoln from St
The bishop's mness. a complication of
pneumonia and Bright's disease, came
upon him very auddenly and he felt well
up to lsst Monday evening. His slater,
Mary Bonacum, and several priests were
with htm at hla death. The present
plans for the funeral provide for Inter
ment In Lincoln, but the body of the
dead prelate may be taken to St. Louis
for burial. Mra. John Young, another
slater. Is expected here tomorrow.
Right Rev. Thomas Bonacum, flrat Ro
man Catholic bishop of Lincoln, Neb., waa
born near Thurles, County Tlpperary, lie
land, on January 29, 1847. In bla Infancy
he was brought to America by his parents,
Edmund and Mary iMcUrath) Bonacum
who settled In 6t. Louis.
Bishop Bonacum received his early edu
cation In the Christian Brothers' college
In St. Louis. Hla classical studies were
pursued at the provincial aemlnary at Mil
waukee, Wis., after which he entered th
noted school of the Lasarlst Fathers at
Cape Girardeau, Mo., St. Vincent's college,
wbere he studied philosophy and theology
and from which he was graduated with dls
Unction. Deciding to further perfect htm
aelf In his studies he went to Europe, and
entered the University of Wurtburg,
in Bavaria, which at that time was
one of the most celebrated schools of
Catholic theology In Europe, Including
among Ua professoro, Hergenroether. after
warda cardinal prefect of the Vatican
(Continued on Second Page.)
Now Runs a
received this letter on Saturday morning
NEW YORK. Jan. l.-To the Mavor of
Omaha: Lear Sir Reading In the papers
here that good women are scarce In that
lmi i ui me wuniry, i lint ine pnvllrgi
to write you asking your honor for a grea
favor. I Ilk to ao west a.nd
married again if t could get acquainted
wiiii n iiunoBi, sooer, nome loving mail
I am a refined, resuectabiii (tnrn.. m
yeara of age, neat housekeeper and good
cook. Jolly and very fond of home.
Have no money at all, but a well behaved
gin ci is. wiucn oi course must be wel
come to a man. aa 1 should want him i.
be a father to the child. Your honor would
oo me a sresi ravor oy getting me suet
a man. 1 hanking you very much In ad
vance for your kindness. Very respect.
-urs. M. AtH.Mlhll,
RJ0 West 113th Street, New York city.
Mayor LaMmau will do all he can t
land her a man. He ha called the atten
Uun of many bachelors sround the clt
lisll to th letter. They were all Interested
until they got to that part of Hie telle
w hich raid she had no money. Th, n the
got eo:a leet. Hut the (naor 'still I, a
hepta that sonivoiia wlil come to his rescue
PLAN TO ltEtyUHlti
Educational Department of State Can
raising Public on Entirely
New Policy.
Must Apply to All County and City
Many Communities Now Have it Vol
untarily in Fore.
Western rhraols, Ileoteai for Mnaey
for tarlewltnrol si'konl, line iot
(Ivps t ft Hope Kntleelt nf
K.n fnrrlne Claims.
i From a Ptsff I 'orreiond'wt.'
LINCOLN. Neb.. Feb. 4. (Pperlal.V-fc
uiiflamental chHnito In the edocatlnnsl ays-
m of the stme Is contemplted In II. Tt.
4V by I'lllcy of tiajre. now before the com
mittee on pulillc schools, and State Senator
rabtroe han been conducting an Inveatl-
stlon anions tin- county superintendent
i fintl what the ronpnn of opinion Is
s to the ulsdoin of requlrlnu i-ilb-pe de
rces for the ot flees.
Killer's hill ieiilres that every man who
gets a position as a county superintendent
much he a bachelor of arts arailuate from
university or n holder of a four-year
caree from a normal school. ,lt has a
laiiMe to save retroactive action and ex-
opts lliohc now in the service.
Most of the superintendents In Nebraska
rtow are KraUttstes of normal school two-
ear courses and many of them have had
more educntlon for their profession, but
hey could not he said tolie nenerally hold-
rs of hlKher decrees, Mr. Crahtree found
letters which he receix ed from narly
yo men Interested In the question, that
he proplo most Interested are about
nriually divided upon the question. The men
w ho hold the degrees aro not by any means
lie only ones ho think they sre neces
There are strong argument advanced
on etu'li Milo, but the majority or men
who know the field best, think, accord
ing to Superintendent Crahtree, that tha
nove would not be altogether wise.
"There Hie many strong young men,"
sulil the superintendent, "who make the
teaching profcsalon a stepping stone for
further education or for other profes
sions. They aro capable and Interested
In the work while they are In It, and
we should not be deprived of their or-
Western Nebraska's Interest. 1
. This session has brought out a nun.
er of educational bills of all ktnda la
both house and senate. The members
from the western part of the state are
all deeply Interested In their educational
facilities. Th representatives . from
southwestern . Nebraska, led by Kaman
of Franklin, made a short but strenuous
fight to get $100,000 for an agricultural
school of their own. Many bills, not
iivrtudtng the big appropriations naked
for all the normal schools- modify lit
different ways the present educational
conditions and laws.
Several bills make new library regula
tions. Frlea of Howard haa H. R. 0,
which makes a library appropriation by a
school board from the school funds optional
Instead of obligatory as it hns been.
II. It, M. by Parties of Wayne provides
that the Wayne Normal shall sot aside
matriculation fee for library purposes aa
haa been in done In Peru and Kearney
Nromala. If. R. 81. by Taylor of Hitch
cock also deals with county superintendent
end provide for an Increase In their
salaries. In the bill Is passed the aalarles
will be apportioned to the actual popula
tion of the county and not to the school
population as now.
Fllsey has another bill, which modifies
the granting of bachelor degree and IL R.
162, Introduced by him appropriates Stt.OOO
to maintain departments of agriculture and
domestic science In high schools.
I ulveralty Homoval.
Of grester interest to educational au
thorities than any other queatlon Is tha
removal of the State university In whole
or in part to the campus at the state farm.
The committee considering this bill has bad
several meeting with the regent of whom
four are opposed and two favoring and tha
matter haa been discussed on every side,
educational, practical, : financial and
aesthetic. The aettlement of It la of great
Importance to the f Jture of the university
and will nut be decided wlhout a lung
Appropriation Measures.
Tha week haa not been especially produc
tive of assault upon the treasury, but there
have been a few appropriation bills. II. Ft.
tJi by Murphy of Saline appropriates f0,00n
for the purchase of the Gilbert homestead
In that county for a atate game park of ilk
acre. II. K. ZS1 provides a commission for
recodifying the statutes of Nebraska snd
appropriates I20.00U for that. Quackenbusti
and Hardin suport thla bill by reuueat. II.
K. 2tl3 by Htebbln of Dawson set aMe
$25,OU for the offloe of slate highway
commissioner. If. R. 3"1 set aside S2,00t for
marking the Oregon trail In Nebraska. II.
it. 4 Is another appropriation for agri
cultural Instruction In the high schools of
the counties. It I by Haeset of Huffalo
and Taylor of Hitchcock and provides for
an expenditure of tl.h) for each school.
If. K. 3"u by Mockett of Lancaster appro,
prialee S4u,0u0 for a state santtorlum for In
digent consumptives. H. It. S18 propriatea
tlOU.OuO for two new buildings at the Uncolu
Insane asylum.
The total expenditure involved iu thear
bills amounts to $22.. not Including H.
It. 30t, which la indefinite.
Prelate's Heart At-tlea la . Mrotiaer
aad Ho la la Quite laser
fol Mood.
PHILADELPHIA. Fb. 4-After a ban
night, Archbishop Ryan ahowed Improie
ment early today. The archbishop's heart
is still very weak.
Archbishop Ryan maintained the Im
provement shown earlier In tha day ano
was quite cheerful. At noon Uie following
physician's bulletin was given out:
"The archbishop's condition shows a
little further improvement. The heart ac
tion is somewhat stronger."
Maar r.artsj Sharks at Manila.
MANILA. Feb. 4 -Tbe earl liquate
which have continued for aeveral d.iv.
coincident with the eruption .if Muuii
Tuui. are deei eing in Inteiislty arid f.
i,.itiie. ji iiwm looav a ioimi i,i W
iuki have beeu recoiuvd at the uluc, ,4
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