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.VOL. XL-NO. 20o.
UMAHA, .MONDAY MOKNINU, Kl.BKl'AKY 1.:, l'lll TC IA(JK.
SIXM.K COPY TWO CENTS.
Tm tt Dorothy Ai yt She
3Lnowi Nothing of V uts
f Absent Pen r
!f0 COS SOT TO ANY 1. IE
Denies that Griicom Eai Pe ,-ion
to Announce Engagement.
SHIELDED FROM ALL QUESTIONS
Bon Insists on Protecting Woman from
SATS NO FUTURE FLANS MADE
A tt-rer-ttaemew t la 5w York Faper
Inmmw4 to Hirr Come from
SriiFom Fall la fnr
irr.'vr totik. Feb. 12 The end of the
myntortmin story of oProthy Arnold by no
mean ha been rMfhul. The romantic
turn rtven It yesterday by lleorge S. "Oris
enm, Jr., In the expression of hlii confidence
tbt the young woman la alive anil In his
quoted Intention of marry I nK her If pos
sible, was given contrary twist today by
the arrival home from abroad of the miss
ing ajrlrl'a mother', Mrs. Francis Arnold.
In reply to the only two direct question
her ton, John W. Arnold, permitted report
era to ask- her, Mra. Arnold denied ven
circumstantial knowledge whether her
daughter la dead or alive and emphatically
declared she bad not Riven consent to a
marriage between the girl and Grlscom.
"There la nothing to aay, - My mother has
fiothln gto tell you. She I upset by the
circumstances and I wish you would not
auk to ace her."
Twr nireet qnrlloa,
The son. however, hesitatingly consented
to the submission of two direct questions to
Ills mother. She was found seated In her
cabin with Mbse M. I, and A. C. Bhaekle
ford. eldrly women friends, and with a
bow ai know-lodged the apologetic explana
tion that some statement from her was de
sired. "Have you," "was asked most formally,
"at any time since your daughter's disap
pearance received any definite Information
that would lead you to eblleve she Is dead
In a very low voice the mother replied.
"No, none. I have received no word that
would tall me whether she Isf alive or
"Have you." was asked, "given your con
sent to marriage of your daughter,
1'orothy, to Mr. Grlscom. Jr.?"
"No, de.ldcdly not." The reply tame
qui. kly and In a. firmer voice.
Young Aron.d shielded the women of the
party from further questioning. Discov
ering one of the Misses Shark leford reply
ing to a. question, he cautioned "you must
not talk!" and ushered her Into a state
room. Vrancls Tl. Arnold, the millionaire head of
the family, and his younger son. I lick ley
wrnoia, noarciea tne vessel as it tied uti
st its pier and shortly afterward the parly 1
drove In a taxlcah to the Arnold home.
No F'nlnre I'lnna.
As to future plans, .voting Arnold said:
"We have none."
"otes that mean you have giecn up the
"Yea-that wehave exhausted every means
we know of lo find Imrothy." .
fro ou expert to go to Atlantic City or j
"No, certainly not. My mother will re
main at home for several weeks' rest." I
"l0 you expect Mr. Grlscom to come here
to consult you, or do you expect to be In
communication with hfm?"
"No, Indeed. Why should we?"
When Grlseum's statements were recalled
and he was told that a "personal" adver
tisement In a Now York newspaper was at
tributed to Grlscom. Arnold replied "I don t
believe It." The advertisement In questloh
"Everything la going all right. You may
expect to hear from me Tuesday. Junior."
The Pannonla'a purser said that not-
uhliatanHlnv t... .. f f . . i .
proved a good sailor during the trip. She
appeared reaularlv at her mral. tviiriie. I
1 1 1 niiT-i ..iip. null nau i
appeared regularly at her meals, partlc
Ipatcd In the many amusements aboard
ami mingled with the passengers generally.
IT! view of the, strain she was under.
howev er, she wa In the care of the ship's i ,; ,mtx" Johnston. 46; Serr. Si.
physician. Few of the passengers knew of I Whether a mere plurality In a four-cor-lorothy
Arnold's disappearance and the nrI'fd ""ht lH "uffiplent. Instead of a ma-
mystery was not openly discussed in thiJ",l,y- a n',,t'' which now will have to
jk a precaurron. tne snips officers were
asked rf any one resembling- liorothv
Arnold was aboard. They said there was I
Ii' lther In Ihe first nor second cabins any j
young Kngilsli-speaklng girl, and no one
resembling Miss Arnold was seen to dis- j
PROJECTILES PIERCE ARMOR
Teat Held to Demonstrate that Ilea v '.
Turret and Belt Armor ( an lie
-l'arrlng nut !
direction of congress, the nav y ha dem j
onstrated that projectiles fired front a I
high-powered service gun will penetrate I
the heavy turret and belt armor of a war
ship at a battle range of 0ni .vards. or!
more than ' mrlrs. The test was heid
yesterday at the mouth of the
The monitor Tailahasse fired ten twelve
Inch shrll at two targets of armor p'ate.
vsrvlng in thickness from eight to eleven
Inches, erected on the Katahdln . l o ir
hots hit and pierced the plates, which
were of the must recent tv pe and repre
s. Tired the turret and belt armor of a
The targets were erected as a supe:--
; ' ' , ' ' ' "' " 'e fet
twenty feet higher by thlrtvfhe f e. . wic,
Some of the armor plate, w ere fiat ' . ,
onie curved The projectile fired vveighe.l i
t.0 pounds with an initial veli.clty of
feet per second.
MINNEAPOLIS FIRM FAILS
frraliura ( T I hit. 11 a l-h ia a ai
paay fur olnt me a
MINNKAPulJ-S. Keb. 11 0 editor. f
Tll,l,-Iltucbtngs wholesale mcrciiandUe
companv tislav filed a petition lit the
t'nlted Stale, district conn line askin
that Hi. company be declined bankrupt.
According to the February 1 matrm.nt nf
the fn m. the arsta are :.01 vOy 7S, nl
bliiti ..XJ 1 61.
Civil Service Men
Take United Stand
I For Goulden Bill
At Rowing Meeting Omaha Branch
Vote. Upon Choice of Retire
A decided and unanimous stand against
the contributory pension plan for retired
members of the I'nlted Slates Civil Service
Hetlrement association was taken Sunday
afternoon by shout two hundred members
of the Omaha branch of the organization
at a meeting held In Wnshlngton hall.
There are at present two schemes of re
tirement prm-clon to engaae the attention
of the association, one being embraced In
the Gillette bill now before the house at
Washington, and the other In the Goulden
bill, which Is also before the house.
The Gillette plan provides for contribu
tions from the members of the association
amounting to nearly ten per cent of their
SHlartes. The members of the organisa
tion feel that this plnn would he acceptable
If the salaries of government employes
were Increased so as to permit of a con
tributory pension. It Is not held possible
thHt such an advance In salaries couM be
secirred. The Goulden bill, which Is unani
mously favored by the local branch, pro
vides for a flat pension plan.
There was a Jsrge attendance and much
enthusiasm at the meeting. Interest hav
ing been arntrsed bv President George J.
Kleffner, who brought to the local branch
a report of the national convention held In
Washington last month. He was fi dele
gate to that convention, as was also Sec
retary T. J. McGrath. Hoth submitted re
ports. Mr. Kleffner said that at tire Wash
ington convention the association unani
mously declared In favor of the Goulden
j Congressman C. O. .I.obeck was invited to
address the meeting, and be gave the mem
bers of the , association some encouraging
I words. He declared that he would be with
them at every stage of the game down at
Kaiser May Have to
Have Throat Opened
Rumor that a Surgical Operation
Upon the German Emperor is
RKTIUN. Feb. 11,-tSpeclal Cablegram.l
Serlous concern Is felt over the condition
of the kaiser, and It Is said the cutting
short of the eastern trip of the crown
prince Is due to ihe condition of his father.
A rumor is current that F.mpcror Wil
liam Is to undergo a surgical operation. The
rumor grew out of tonight's announcement
by the official gazette that for three days
the emperor has been feverish under the
attack of Influenza and that It will be some
time before be can wholly be rid of catarrh
of the throat. This statement contrasted
o violently with previous official bulletins,
which declared that the emperor had
no fever, that the pnhlir In thoroughly
alarmed, notwithstanding a speedy denial
of the rumors. But aa It Is evident that
the previous bulletins were misleading the
public wonders If the truth la still being kept
I from It. especially as tonight's bulletin con
,atn" "'"'nous words:
nrs i.viiprraiure has not risen Turther.
but removal of the catarrhal symptoms will
require some considerable number of .days."
The principal Merlin newspapers will print
no further statements tomorrow, although
this may be because they have been offi
cially warned not to alarm the public.
John Helen Has Plnrallty In t'our-
ornered C ontest In .oath
SIOl'X FA 11 .F. B. I).. Feb. 12. (Special.)
For tho second time within a month or
two a South Dakota community has held
an election to select a postmaster. Woon
socket was one of the towns, while Scot
land Is tho latest to strive In this manner
to make a choice of postmaster. When It
was determined to hold a postmaster elec
tion it was expected there would be but
two candidates-J. T. Smith and W. J.
Johnston, prominent resident of Scotland
-b,,t whw 'lection day dawned two other
candidates appeared. In the persons of
John ftclch, the present postmaster, who
has held the office rrlne years, and H. F.
Serr. The vote resulted as follows: Reich,
be decided by the officials at Washington.
MIDHiPMEN FAIL IN EXAMS
Thlrty-evren Dropped from avtl
Academy Holla at Annapolis and
Wlathrop ipprotea cl.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 11. -For failure In
etud'i'S at recent semi annual examlna-
tinnr. thirty-seven midshipmen have been
dr opped from the naval academy rolls at
Annapolis. The recommendation of the
b'inrd wa approved by Acting Secretary
of ihe Navy Wlnthrop today, f'f the boy
wr' fHcd three were in the first class.
elgnt in the second, five In the third and
t w em v -une In the fourth.
Promise Made that Women of
Paris Will Wear Trousers
! PARIS, Feb. 12 (Special 'ahrgram.i
"Within a week women will be wearing J
! t routers f.n the streets of Par:, and. what
ia more, thevil be cunMde cd the most
fashionably .Ires-td women of the capital
,0,,.,. W))n. whethar they like the Idea or
I . ..Ill 1... r.....t .. ..11. .m. ttil- vunw.lA
.. - ..... - ..... - ...... - .
or be, ome I upelesl; out of data,
in tills f'iipnaiK mibhiuti m icomi hi uir
.American colony, noted for her exquisite i
costumes, expressed her opinion that the so- ,
' ailed harem skirt. r. as tt Is called here,
, "iirt-ci 1ns fklrl." is not nieiely a freak Int. '
Idea of a certain daring a trr.i who like 'ne teastin wny the new fashii.n will he,
to advance new llea. but Is a departure ' 'n,','u"-v aduptcd is be. au.-e It Is h v glcnlc. 1
In women', dreta which ha come to tay. ' " ' also comfortable. The wearer has as!
, the said: ; much freed.. m of movement a- inert. It il
j -I wont I the first to wear the new'001 summer, at curding t the Weight of
kirt. but titer will be n. need to look for 1 ' iot rlal u-ed. In addition It Is more
ipioneei.. Wiihln a week ou'll be able k.& 'cful thud an. othir fashion .vet in- r
see them at the Palais de Glace and at the vented lc di ss riakei s " I
theaters Practically all the leading rir
miiLdi aie eihlblitiia the akht . Th '
for ihe departure, I to ion.-rv. the -v . :
eueni une. mr .-ciieu nobble sk rt
jand at lb. am Uru glv. the
President of Corporation Convicted of
Conipiracy to Defraud Govern
ment in Deuel County.
DISAGREE ON MILES AND FOX
Jury Divided on Question of Co
CLOSE CALL FOR THEM BOTH
But One to Four Ballots Against Their
RETRIAL MAY INVOLVE ALL
Motion Will Come Before Coert
Kehraary 22 for Ansmfnt
Penalty of Fine and Im.
George K. Tcwnsend. president of the
Western I'attle and Land corporation, is
gulllv of conspiracy to defraud the gov
ernment out of hundreds of acre of Peuel
county land, according to the 'lnrtlng of the
pnry Into whose hands Ihe land rah case
was entrusted Friday evening. As to Ben
jamin M. Fox and William P. Miles, co-
defendants with Townsend. the Jury, which
ar-hed ai a verdict at 11:?-) o'clock Sun
day morning, was unpble to agree. Fhould
the Judge grctt a retrial the entire case
ns to both Miles and Fox will he threshed
The Indictment under which these men
were held for trial In Fnited States dis
trict court embraced two counts, tne charg
ing the defendants with conspiracy to de
franud and the second count accusslng
them of conspiracy io subborn perjury. In
Townsend s case the Jury found the de.
fendnnt guilty on the first count, but dis
agreed on the second count. As to Fox
there was a disagreement on the first
count and a finding for the defendant on
the second count. On neither of the counts
was the Jury able to agree as to Miles.
Judge T. V. Monger gave Townsend until
February 22 to file a motion for a new
trial and such a motion will be forth
coming. There will be an argument as to
this phase of the case about that date
and In the event that the motion Is over
ruled the case will likely go to the circuit
court of appeal.
Fine and Imprisonment.
The penalty for conspiracy a charged In
this Indictment provide a maximum fine
of 110.000 or not more than two years con
finement In the federal prison, or both.
It was gleaned from conversation in the
corridor following the discharge of the
Jury that balloting In Milee' case showed
a fluctuation of from one to four vote
against conviction and that Fox had even
a closer call, the vote against conviction
shifting from one to two throughout he
entire period of deliberation, which covered
practically twenty-three hour.
Though the case was not spectacular In
any way, It was of intense interest from a
ltgal viewpoint. It was hard fought from
start to finish by W. F. Gurlcv- and his
associates, who exploited a striking de
fense. The case was prosecuted by Syl
vester R. Rush, special assistant to the at
torney general. Associated with him was
Assistant I'nlted States Attorney Arthur
W. Li.ne. They Introduced volume of
documentary evidence, most of which cm
braced a scries of letter that passed be
tween Fox. Miles and Townsend, relative
to Ihe Ieucl county lands. The prosecution
Insisted that these letters showed a con
spiracy to defraud the government cut of
oertaln homesteads, while on the other
hand the defense argued an entirely differ
ent construction of the meaning of the
PAY FOR CARE OF INSANE
Test Case In South Dakota Pot lost
on Relative of the
SlOfX FALLS, B. D.. Feb. 12-(Spcclal).
Recently aa the result of a test case in the
state circuit court of Robert county, to
determine whether or not wealthy rela
tives of insane persons were responsible
for the cost of maintaining Insane person
at the state hospital for the Insane at
Yankton, Instead of tho county being com
pelled to bear the burden, It was decided,
In the caae of Roberts county v. Faullne
Schmidt, that the defendant was liable for
the cost of maintaining one of her parents
In the Yankton asylum. The county was
awarded a Judgment of 12.475 against the i
defendant, covering the cost of keeping the
Insane parent in the state asylum for a
number of years. John I-ewls. county i
treasurer of Roberts county, now has re- '
ceived a draft covering the amount of the
Judgment, and this has been converted inti
the county treasury. The case was orig
inated and pttslred to a successful con
clusion by State's Attorney Rattertun nf
Roberts county. The derision in this case !
established a precedent which already has i
bfen followed In other counties where ai- '
tlon now are pending to recover from
wealthy relatives the sum expended by
the counties In caring for insane persons ,
at the state asjlum.
opportunity to move and walk unhampered.
"At the first glume there is not much
difference to lie seen between the hobble!
skirt and the so-called breeches or jupe
etrlolte. When the woman Is .standing still !
the new skirt falls
In the same graceful i
lin-M tlu tlx. .,1,1 1 ..
- .,e reauy two
skirts. 1 he outer one Is open on boi h side.
- ,,.-, v. mr rain- inaieriai, nr. II
desired, of rnaterinl of which Ihe waist i
made. Is another skirt, which Is divided
much after the manner of the tr ouser worn
by Turkish women.
' Hurled HealrfV
Hurlt-u HealrfV Her San
j . "Il A I Ii iM ' I T Y . ukl Fel
"i ! .A 1 " ,M v 'TY. ukl Feb i: u
dav. wil be , i,..i i.
"" w" M 'e.i i.
IJupU, alw., ut 14,
I'ob" Foul In i-i
INITIATIVE BILL UP SOON
Vote in Senate Expected
Monday or Tuesday.
SECOND ON LIST IN THE HOUSE
Several Amendments Have -Now
lhanared Hoane Bill, Which Was
at First Identical rrlth the
UNl'OLN, Feb. 12. (Special.) The Initia
tive and referendum bill recommended for
third reading by the senate will come up
for Its final vote Monday or Tuesday. In
the house the bill stands second on the
list of bills on general file which will re
sult In Its being called up and either made
a special order for some day during the
week or discussed Immediately In commit
tee of the whole.
The house bill was at the beginning Iden
tical with the senate? measure, but several
amendnrents have been made to the senate
file. The principal ones were those of
Skllcs. who Introduced the bill, and his
changes have so fixed Its terms that when
a vote la taken on an Initiated measure
the majority required to pass it and make
It a law must be at least 35 per cent of all
the votes cast at that election. The pur
pose c.f this amendment is to make It Im
possible for soma measure In which very
few people are Interested to be passed be
cause voters do iioiMak fnough interest
to vote one way rtr the other. The same
purpote Is accomplished to a certain de
gree as In the case of the raising of the
percentsges for petitions to Initiate legis
lation. Those who have argued that 10
per cent for the Initiative and 6 ' per cent
for the referendum are too low have used
the argument that the freedom of doing
their own law making should be given the
people only for Important and Infrequent
occasion when they are much aroused.
Varner Amendment Defeated.
The Varner amendment which was cred
ited to the republican party and subse
quently defeated made the Initiative a
rather Indirect than direct way of legisla
tion by the people, but It. too. aimed at
this same restriction of frivolous or hasty
action. It provided that measures initiated
by the people should go first to the legis
lature and then If they fall to become a
law the people could demand a direct vote
Serrator Placek's amendment striking the
party circle from the Initiative and refer
endum ballots so that otes will be cast
entirely upon the merits of thev questions
Involved has also been affixed to the sen
Tha legislature so far actually made only
three law. They have passed- In both
houses and received the governor's
sanction for the two appropriations, which
pay their own salaries and Incidental ex
pense of the session and they have a sali
fication of the amendment to the I'nlted
States constitution, which provides for a
federal income tax. There are more than
) bills before the house and half as many
In the senate. Most of these are expiring
along the way, by being withdrawn, by
dying in the committee, or on the floor In
an actual vote, but the great slaughter
will not come mull the very hist few day
of the session when the pet Ideas of a
hundred legislators will be dumped In one
big pile, a few taken out for serious con
sideration and the rest discarded.
Raaaett Smym He Won't ..
Representative 8. '. Rassett of Huffalo
county against whom a petition of recall
Is said to be circulating said this morning
that he was not alarmed by it and would
hold his position. The rcsldenls of Huffalo
county who are demanding Itasgctt's
reslgnu' Ion are objecting to his vote against
capital rtmoval. which they think might
have been a benefit to Kearney.
"I hardly think this petition represents
the true opinion of the majority nf "
constituents," said Mr. Hassett. this morn
ing. ":ind I do not believe that It will
in any way Influence my actions."
Weather Man la Promoted.
HI HON. S. !.. Feb. 12.-V. K. .lakl. for
three or- four- ears assistant In tile Huron
office of the tinted States weather
bureau, has been promoted and will lake
charge of the office at North liatt'1. Neb.
The change goes Into effect within the
next ten davs. IMrertor Glenn of tire Huron
office will be a-e'sttd by .lames A. Heck
athorne of Milwaukee. Wis
This is llio distinguishing fea
ture of ilet Want Ad.
Tlrey ft" to the right place.
Tlu-y tell the right story.
1 Ircv are reliable.
And whethtT you want a servant.
Or a posit, on.
Or a loan, ;
Or whether von wikIi to buy or !
sell or rebt. t I
It's all tin- same. j
The result is quick
TIt l"vu ia lite number tu eail.
What They Haul Now
Keeiprocity Hurt the United Stales Fanner!
Escaping Gas Kills
Family of Seven in
Bride-to-Be Dies Few Days Before
Wedding in Accident Resulting;
from Father's Late Arrival.
PHIt.ArrEI.PHIA. Feb. 12-Mr. and Mrs.
Hyman Rerkowltz and their five children
were killed by Illuminating gas In their
When their bodies were discovered In the
gas-filled room by neighbors the father lay
fully dressed on one bed with the two
small boys, while the mother and the three
girls were In another bed In the same room,
on the third floor. The gas was escaping
from a tube which connected a gas stove
on the first floor where the kitchen and
living room were located.
The father was seen by neighbors going
home about 1 o'clock this morning and it
Is supposed he accidentally stumbled
against the tube pulling It away from the
fixture on the wall.
The eldest girl, Minnie, IK years old, was
to have been married in a few days. Ifer
trosseau was found In the room on the
Masons Turn Faces
Grand Masters of All Grand Lodges in
United States Are Invited to
WASHINGTON. Feb. ll-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Alexandria. Va., will be the Ma
sonic center of the country on Washing
ton's birthday. The grand masters of all
the grand lodges in the I'nlted States have
been Invited to meet at Alexandria by
Washington lodge No. 22. on that day. to
perfect the organization of the Washing
ton Masonic association, the object of
which I the erection of a Masonic temple
In Alexandria, as a memorial to George
Washington. This Is the lodge of which
George Washington waa the first worship
President Taft has promised to be pres
come In a special car to confer degree
upon a large clash of candidates and a
banquet will be given In the evening.
It I expected that 600 Mason from all
parts of the country will attend the ban.
Uncle Sam Has Bears
and Many Want Them
Item Sent Out from Washington
Floods Senators and Representa
tives with Requests.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.-(Specla! Tele
gram.) Senators and representatives are
being flooded with requests for bears. In
every mall that comes to the mtiitnl nnw.
adays there Is a request omethlng like
"Hear Sir: I see by the Weekly Bugle
that the government has bears lo w.
away. Please send nre one. I would like
a grizzly. If possible."
All this comes from the fact that an
Item went out from Washington the other
day to the effect that the government had
a lot of bears on Its hands In Yellowstone
park ami that these would be given away
t.nder certain conditions. The government
is willing to give the bears to those only
who will furnish cages and bear the ex
Fine Clothes Enter Into the
New York Senatorial Fight
NF.YV VlUIK. Feb. 12 -(Special Tt-legi am i
-The hplrlt of I'aipiln has become the
occult control of tire senatorial t-ituatlon In
New York, according to go-slp in Tammany
hall. The husky district leaders, most of
whom would not know a rcdlngnote from a
hobble aklrt. declare that the ipieHtion In
no longer whether William K. rheehan or
snniH one else r-nall be the next I'nlted
States senator from New York, but whether
Mrs. W F. Shi-ehan or Mrs. John A. Olx
shall war handsome gowns as the wife of
Ihe next stnator. They are forced to grin,
these district leaders, aa they tell the story
of a womanly division at Albany, and re
late the manner In hleli Mrs. Hheehan s
costumes fired Mrs. lux w ii It ambition
for her husband' elevation lo ihe seriate.
"tiovernor Oix could be coar,j to accept
tile elitti'-n i rut.il stales s, nalor right
now." ai'l one d ihei-.- leaders, "because
Ills wife bad naMzid lb.it a handsome arid
intellei lual woman ruav be of nwic Ini
poitan. c. as Ihe wife of a t 'tilled rsiiils
-cnaior tiisn as ihe cifH rf a Kow-rnor. '
The slorv to. t rhat loir in f ire the arurdv
voters of lli stale had the inusi rtniole
WORRY OYER EXTRA SESSION
Members of Congress Would Give
Much to Know.
MR. TAFT ALONE IS UNRUFFLED
President Meet All Pessimistic Pre
diction a to Herlprortty Aarer
ment's g access hy Paying;
Vote Will Tell.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 11!.-Member of
congress would give much to krtow whether
they are to be permitted to break ranks
on March 4 and retire to their homes for
th summer or whether they must linger
in Washington for an Indefinite period to
act upon the t'anadlan reciprocity agree
ment in extra session. Something positive
on the subject from the White House would
be especially acceptable.
There Is some foundation for- the report
that President Taft Is viewing with en
tire complacency the' solicitude of members
of the senate on the subject of an extra
session. Several senators, who feel that
that there Is no chance for the approval
of the agreement at the present session,
have found this view Is not shared at the
The president ha met all pessimistic pre
llctlons with the suggestion that he Is
vllling to trust the agreement to a vote.
le h never said, fur publication, that he
utjd. call Alt extra, seeslon If such a vote
is denied, but senators certainly have failed
to obtain assurance that he would not do
The McCall bill to carry out the provis
ions of the t.'auadlan agreement, having
been reported to the house from the ways
and means committee, probably wll be
brought up tomorrow. Immediate consider
ation will be asked. Tf an agreement to
that eird Is opposed the supporters of the
bill will seek a rule for limitation of debate
and Inhibition of amendment.
,n Organised Opposition.
In view of republican domination of the
committee on rules, beaded by Representa
tive lalzell of Pennsylvania, who, as a
ntember of the ways and means committee
voted against the reporting of the hill. It
may not be possible to secrrre such a rule
At the same tints there has been mani
fested thus far. no organized movement for
the prevention of a vote In the house.
The consideration of the bill, neverthe
less, probably will result In one of the
liveliest debates of the session.
The democrats of the house are pledged
to the reciprocity agreement under the cau
cus action although a handful of the mi
nority will oppose the measure, being ex
empted under the caucus rule which re
lieve members from being bound by the
will of the party majority when such ac
tion brings them Into conflict with tl,
expressed will of their constituencies.
A conference of democratic senators has
been called for Tuesday, but It Is exneeted
an adjournment will be taken until the
nous.- lias acted upon the agreement. Sev
eral democratic senators feel that they
ought not to define their attitude on the
measure until they learn in what form it
will be presented to them.
The Indications are that Senator Rrnwn
of Nebraska will not have to ' invnk 1,1b
threatened opposition to appropriation bills
in order to bring ahoirt votes on the r.nin.
tlon providing for popular election of scna
(rs, the Lorlmor rase, a service pension hill,
and the bill to create a permanent tariff
board. The situation In regard to these
measures has changed during the lust week.
it is entirely probable no the senate will
vote upon all of them before the session
Sentiment in Senate.
A canvass as careful as It Is possible to
make ut this time, but nevertheless not
(Continued on Second Page)
Idc.i rhat V. 1'. Sherhan bad an-- design
upon the senatorial toga. Mrs. Sheeban had
bet ii lakm into her husband s confldenie.
This was long before election. Mrs. Shee
ban. tnterlalnlng no doubt that her hus
band could le elected t (lle nrnaie If he
wished lo be. promptly ordered a number
of magnificent guv. ns from the leading
Mrs hlieelian made many friends among
the legislators at Albany and her costumes
aroiis.il riiu.ii admiration among the legis
lator women Ho that It Is reported In
Tammany cb de, that Mr s. Klx determined
to first send In a carle blanche order to
her own dressmaker and finally to urge
her husband to sacrifice hlniMit it
jl. lo end the deadlock by in e,,llnk ,ne
tit.cile.ni to the senate for hlmslf.
j It I- because tiovernor lux ,ai ,.en won
lover lo ins wile' p.,lnt ,,f 1nHl , u
I said be has been a most lukeAarm sup
iporiei' of Mr. Mieehan s cunditlae-v since
about the second wee k in January, an. N
now wlllina lo present himself a a com
promise candidate if Mr. r-lieehan dee-ides
Senate and House Election Probers
Will Frame Up Line of
CHAIRMAN HARRINGTON HERE
Committee Head Holds a Confab with
SENATOR 'TIBBETS ARRIVES
Democratic Member from Hastings on
YEISERS EVIDENCE READY
Lawyer Prepared tn Sahmlt Kildeiice
n torrnptlnn In Third Ward Poll
ing Place. Meet at Home
Action of the senate and house commit
tees of the legislature In the Investigation
of frauds In Omaha elections will be deler
rnlncd at conference to be held this morn
tiitf. The house committer, on adjoin nment
February 4, agreed to resume the beaiiria:
at 1 o'clock this afternoon. The senate
committee will hold a meeting, probably at
the Rome, this iriorninR to deride on n plan
of Investigation. A conference between the
two committee will follow. It I probable
that the committees will sit concurrently,
with sessions in parlor B of the Fan ton.
H. 8. Harrington, chairman of the hous
committee, and George V. Tlbbet. a mem
ber t.f the senate committee, arrived last
night. Mr. Tlbbet and Mr. Harrington held
a conference at the Taxton In the house
committeeman room. William F. Man
ning, bailiff at the house committee In
vestigation, was present at this conference.
Chairman Harrington declined to stale
how many witnrsse would be called or who
would be the first witness at tho resump
tion of the Investigation today. He ad
mitted that It was possible that a large
number might be called, possibly Inn.
John Yelser, lawyer, who represent gov
ernor A Id rich at the legislative Investiga
tion, declared last night that he was ready
for the uhmlslon of evidence to the com
mittee a the result of his Investigation of
the records of the polling place In the
Third ward. He ha spent a week In fttoh.
In gthe records on file In the office of Dan
Butler, city clerk, and U. M. Haverly,
Personnel of Committee.
The member of the aenate committee
I. I. Albert (dam.), chairman; lawyer,
Ueorge W. Tlbbets tdem ), lawyer, Heat
ing. J. L. lee (denV). l,ynrh.
J. H. Kemp trep ), lawyer, Kullerton.
W. V- lloag land, .jtrep.), lawyer. North
Platte: -- -
All. member of the committee with th
exception of Senator Kemp are expected to
be on hand for the conference at the Rome,
Senator Kemp will probably remain In Lin
coln today on account of an engagement.
The member of the house committee, will
be In Omaha by 1 o'clock this afternoon.
Away in Sioux City
Milwaukee Engine Springs Throttle
and Runs Five Miles, Striking a
Freight Train None Hurt.
BIOL'X CITY. la.. Feb. 12.-i8ua.-lal.i-A
runaway engine on the Milwaukee ma
dashed through the city with a clear track
and crashed Into the rear of a freight train
pulling out of the siding at North Riverside,
live mnes norm ot here.atio o clock yester
day morning. The throttle of the rnrlnii
blew open at the roundhouse. There waa no
on in the engine and it had a clear tra k
through the depot. Many people and
vehicles along tha mad route had 'narrow
eacapes. A freight on the siding had
pulled In In tlmu to avoid a mh 111 Kilt
another freight train was Just pulling out
In chsrge of Conductor Whlttemore. No
one was hurt, but the engine and caboose
were demolished. The engine was going at
the rate of twenty-five miles an hour.
Woman Gets $15,000
Under Jim Crow Law
Miss Pearl Morris Given Verdict
Against Railroad for Selling Berth
in Car Containing Negroes.
VICKKHCUa. Mlf-s., Feb. i;.-Flrst ad
vantage in the testlna of .Mlns.laKif.Kt'.
'Jim Crow" law went to the plaintiff
w hen a verdict awardlna lis fmi in
Miss Pearl Morris was returned In the C j-
cult court. Mis Morris alle.ed aha .
sold a berth In a sleeping car by the Ala
bama Vlcksburg railroad In which n,r,
negroes had berths.
The cae will no to the siinrem.
of tho I'nlted Hates, altornej for tha
railroad say. If the stale (unrcni court
upholds today's decision.
TEAM GOES THnOUCiH WINDOW
Kicltlntt HunnrvK) nuturli. Peuee uf
Heel Dale rtaturclay u One
TIKI .AK. la. Feb. 1 ; --i Kpechi I r, .
gram i -Scanning mud and people t,, ilyiu
and left. lb., team attached io a buggv
owned ami driven by lavll nwen rniled a.
wild runaway bv plunging through a plat
glass window , e.lerda y .' M i . Uwen. who Is
a farmer living near this town was driving
in wil h two riel-hhei n
While passlna down tiro main th..,u,.
fare the horse s Is-, am MtJitcne-d at an
automobile and startrei t rilll away. Th.-y
went through Ihe window ejf the it., It sho
.lore at the public s.juaie No on was i.i
Jurcd. FOUR HUNDRED DIE DAILY
Another liatlie- pot It I scot .red
Fori i Mile. I.h.I or
I I, rb, it.
IIAF.I IN. .Mai.- Iiurlii. I el) U' - A pUg
spot t i i ih 1 1 .ii I 'i.il7.i.iil!uii h.is be en .lit
cov.rccl in lb- tiun.se ,;iv nf Assklii
foil rni'es e.itt of lore Tin r. is .ui
uvei.cn, ,.f f .Latin ,n ;he place ,iail
The- ph.oc i ii also ;i.;..Hi.i! In ;h
SUblll bs of I'.l.ikeiv ie Shi 1 1 , n K It'issall
re gime ins me pHirolhnij toe Ituu i-i.'u.i.. s
f runt it l .
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