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VOL. XL SO. 20S.
OMAHA, Tlll'KSDAY MOKXIXH.
If.. l!1l -twi;lvk pacjkn.
JSIN'CiLK COPV TWO CKXTS.
Clirk'i Remark About Stirs and
Btripei One Day Floating: Orer
Hemisphere Cause Tro"v.
CANADA AND ENGLAN.
Author of Wordi Most Su,
All by Reception.'
TATT WRITES TO ME. X
President Disclaims with Empl.
Intention to Unite Countries.
HUMOROUS FEATURE OVERLOOKED
Kn Blink aad , Caaadlan Newspaper
C'orrrsaoadeats ' Send keletoo
lsed Report aad rat ladae
Emphasis on Remark.
WASHINGTON. Feb. IS.-The - semi
Jocular remarks which Chsmp Clark, the
democratic speaker-to-be made In the
noun; .vrmriiiay in hit- u "ir un '
anauian reciprocity agreement mar no ;
believed the stars and stripes would one!
day float over the entire western hernia- I
I'hrre, stirred up muni unexpected trouble
today. President Taft took occasion to
write to Representative McCall. Introducer
of the reciprocity Mil. disclaiming and
deprecating the annexation talk, and to
follow It up with personal remarks even
more emphatic to Ma visitors.
The news that Mr. dark's ailuMtona had
created excitement In Canada and In Ktig
land occasioned great surprise and consid
erable amusement -at the capital. The
man moot surprised of all was Mr. Clark
Mr. ( lark a entire speech on reciprocity
yesterday was delivered In a half-humor,
oils. . half-taunting vein. The house was
In a gale of laughter most of the time.
n return for the laughs he was creating
at their expense, some of the republicans
tried to turn the tables on Mr. Clark by
chiding him with the fact that he might
have President Taft as an opponent for
the democratic nomination.
rtemark Not Srrloa.
This humorous exchange reflected the
spirit of the debate durlig the' time Mr.
Clark was on his fert. and no one gave
serious consideration to- his remarks re
tarding the possible annexation of Canada.
They regarded Ills statements In the nature
of a -complaint to the Canadian people, In
that he would be glad to see the friendship
that exists at present between the Can
adians and the Coifed Htates so ripen In the
future that all might some day be under
one flag. There was a further touch of
facetlotifcnrsa to the debate when one of
the republicans Asked Mr. Clark If he would
like to ba the first president of the mag
nificent union he waa creating, ami be
replied, amid a burst of laughter, that he
certainly would. , . '
The excitement abroad was attributed at
the espltol today In' part to the fact that
several Knglond and Canadian newsnaper
' corres'poniUrils'vW'ec' In" the press gallery
following the debate when Mr. Clark spoke.
His remarks may have appealed to them as
he most Important feature of the story
and have been called gccordlng. In "skele
tonising" his remarks for cable purposes
the seml-humoroua character of the debate
was entirely lost eight of. Frlenda of th
reciprocity measure wee Inclined to take
the view that opponents of the agreement
had simply seized upon what was regarded
here as an entirely personal and harmless
statement to make capital against the
ratification of the agreement.
'. Similar perches lade.
A declaration similar to that made by
Mr. Clark win contained In (lie opening
speech last Monday in favor of the reci
procity bill In the house delivered by Rep
resentative Hill of Connecticut, a member
of the ways and means committee and a
member of the administration party. This
speech, widely reported In the American
papers, caused nut a ripple ao far as Ita
annexation sentiments were concerned.
Mr. Hill also quoted from a speech made
a few years ago by Speaker aCnnon In
which he not only took Canada' In under
the American flag, but
proposed to make
the entil e western hemisphere Into one i
iHjmocratle leaders particularly were
pleased today over the passage of the Mc
Call bill. Representative Underwood of
Alabama, Minority Leader Clark's chief
lieutenant and the chairman of the ways
and means committee of the next congress,
said that he regarded the action of the
house a In every way helpful to the demo
crats that It marked the beginning of the
end of high protection and foreshadowed a
demociatlc victory In the national elec
tions in 1912. Their vote ahowed that they
were as badly split up as the democrats
were In the last session of congress during
the Cleveland administration.
Speaker Cannon, Republican Dwlght,
Chairman Daliel! of the rulea committee
and other leaders of the republican party
In the house were among those who stood
out against the administration program,
and th (democratic lcadera floured that
this aplit in the ranks augured well fur
Taft Ks prrases Sarprlae.
President Taft today to some of 1 1 is con
giesatonal callers expressed astonishment
thai Representative. Clark should have In
tccted Into the reciprocity discuxvlon of the
house, )estoi'day any thought about the an
nexation of Canada.
The White lloi.se la t.atd to regard the
lemarka of Mr Clark as most unfortunate,
and the president has made it known that
he Would like to have It understood
throughout the world that his administra
tion hud no thought, whatever of annexa
tion when the reciprocity agreement waa
The president, It ta ald. la hpeful that
the people of this country, Canada and
Ureal Britain will look upon the speech
of Mr. Clark, merely as the expression of
an Individual who. In the sentiment, does
not represent the democratic, party or any
parly In this country.
I'rt-sident Wrllra ta Met all.
In reply to Representative Clark's state
ments. President Taft sent a letter today
to Representative McCall of Massachu
setts, whose name t lie reciprocity bill
bears, declaring that "Canada la now and
will remain a political unit."
The letter in f ill follows:
"1 write to congratulate ou sincerely
on the pa-sage through the house of the
lac a II bill, enacting Into legislation the
ravtproulty agreement with Canada. I sin
cerely hope It til pnss the senate and
bacon a Part of our statute.
This agieemenL If It becomes law.
(Continued on Second Page.)
Danville Grand Jury
is Working Without
Aid of Prosecutor
Two Hundred Bills Voted Men
"Higher Up' Charged with
DANVILLE. III.. Feb. 15-Wlth the grand
Jury working without an official orose-
cutor this morning. It was reported on re-
I liable authority that already 2"0 Indlct-
1 ments had been voted for vote selling, a
large number being men "higher up" for
The dismissal of State's Attorney Lew-
n rrom the grand Jury room ahorliy
re the adjournment yesterday created
.,, Mie of the biggest sensations of the vote
selling Investigation. It Is statcu that
Lew man merely asked the witness per
functory questions and this ao nettled
Foreman Woodyard that he asked the
prosecutor to be more specific and try to
get all the Information possessed by the
witnesses. Lew man is said to have re
plied that he would conduct the Investiga
tion as he thought best without the assist
ant e of any of the Jurors. This led to the
tleorge C. Welslaer of Catlln. an attorney
land mrmhrr of the prinit litrv ta ...lat.
Foreman Woodyard this morning In
quizzing the witnesses.
It Is stated that an effort would be made
to have Hardy II. Whitelock, former
county treasurer, and K. X. Leseur, son-
in-law of Speaker Cannon. before
Must Pay Income Tax
in Great Britain
London Court Holds that Thread Com
pany Incorporated in New Jersey
is Liable Under British Law.
LONDON. Feb. 13. -Justice Hamilton,
sitting In the king's bench division of the
court of Justice, today rendered a decision
that the AmerlcHn Thread company, , In
corporated under the laws of the state of
New Jersey, was liable to an income tax
assessment In this country on profits
amounting to $W.000.
The Justice held that, although the" mills
and business of the company were In
America, the fact that most of the com
mon stock was held here and that the di
rectors In Kngland were highly concerned
with the direction of Its affairs, brought
the concern within the provisions of the
BrlttRh Income tax act.
Taft Signs 'Frisco
Gold Fen Made of California Metal
' Will Be Placed on
' Exhibition. .
.WASHINGTON, .Feb.. IS,--President Taft
today algned ' the bill daaignatlng San
Francisco as the city In which will be held
In .1915 the exposition signalising the open-'!
lng of the Panama canal.
With a gold pen made of metal mined
In California, and In the presence of the
two United Htates senators and a number of
representatives from that state, the presl-,
dent attached his signature to the en
Mr. Taft presented the pen to one of
the members of the party and it will be
I placed on exhibition at the exposition.
Coins in Man's Vest
Pocket Stop a Bullet
Dime, Two Nickels and Quarter Save
Life of Guiano Lavanture at
New Haven, Conn.
NEW HAVEN,' Conn., Feb. 1& To four
small coins, a dime, two nickels and a quar
ter, which were In his vest pocket, Oulano
Lavanture of this city owes his escape from
I serious If not fatal Injury. According to
his allegation to thef police, a fellow work
man,' Christiana - Labagara, shot at him
yesterday afternoon with a revolver, but
the bullet struck the coins which happened
to be piled together In his pocket. Th
coins wero bent, but aside from the slight
shock of the Impact Lavanture suffered no
SHEPARD MEN FOR KERNAN
Sllgkt Break, la Monotoay f Sena
torial Deadlock la Kew
ALBANY, N. T Feb. l&.-The monotony
of the dally Joint ballot for United States
senator waa varied today, when Senator
Franklin D. ' Roosevelt, the Insurgent
leader, and several of hla followers de
serted Edward M. Shepard and, cast their
votes for John D. Kernan of Utica. As a
result Mr. Kernan received 15 of the 3u
Inrurgent ballots, while only t mere cast
for Mr. Shepard.
Senator Roosevelt said the Increased vote
for Mr. Kernan had no significance apart
from thowlng that the Insurgents can get
together when they wish to do so.
Today's vote follows:
lemocratH Sheehan, SI; Kernan, 13;
Shepard. S; GT?nn, S; Littleton, J; Sulxer,
O'Brien, 1, Parker. 1; Dougherty, 1.
Republican Depew, 71.
Total vote cast, 1SS.
Necessary for choice, 91.
Kentuckian Cuts Man's Throat
While at Religious Meeting
The proverbial Kentucky quick temper
was demonstrated to th horror of more
than 100 people at the Gospel Mission.
Thirteenth and Douglas streets, at I 50
o'clock last night, when Orlney Parcell of!
Russell, ky., borrowed a knife from hls
brother Clyde, who sat beside him, calmly!
wiped the long, rusty blade with a hand-1
kerchief, and leaned over to Link DosheH
of Bowling Ureen. Ky.. who had repri
manded him hen he mad aacrlllgloua re
marks about what the preacher was say
ing, and slashed his throat from ear to ear.
Doaher was taken to the Omaha General
hospital in the police ambulanoe. and hla
mound treated and aened by Police Sur-1
grone Ulahop and T. T. Harris. He will j
Parcell was arrested and lockad In the
police station, where a charge of aoeauit
GOULD TO LEAVE
M. P. PRESIDENCY
Head of Road Says He is Only Wait
ing for Company to Secure
WILL BE CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Hopes that Selection Will Be Made
MR. TRUESDALE DECLINES OFFER
Howard Gould, Clark and Pryor Re
tire as Directors.
PRESENT HEAD BIGGEST OWNER
Uonld aad His Associates Ttorw Control
Retvteea Three It a ad red and
Slstr aad Roar Handreri
NEW YORK. Feb. 15. George J. Oould.
president of the Missouri Pacific Railway
company, this afternoon Issued a state
ment regarding the reported contest for
control of the Missouri Pacific. In which
he said that he would retire from vthe
presidency ,of the road and become chair
man of the board of directors.
Mr. Oould. In his statement said:
"In respect to various rumors of a conflict
for the control of the Missouri Tacific
Railway company, there la and will be no
controversy between controlling Interests.
It has long been my Intention, known to
Mr. Rockefeller and Messrs. Kuhn, J.ob
& Co., to retire from the presidency of the
conipany as soon aa the corporation could
obtain the services of the hist equipped
railroad man t take my place. The offer
of the position was made many months
ago, with the approval of my associates,
to a railroad man of the highest standing,
who was unable to avail himself of It. Ever
since, various' men have been under con
sideration and discussion and It Is hoped
that a selection will be made in the very
.... Slate of Directors.
The stock owned and represented by the
Interests referred to will be voted at the
annual election for the following directors:
Ucorge J. Oould, Frederick T. Gates, Cor
nelius Vanderbllt. E. T. Jeffrey, Paul M.
Warburg or Kuhn. Ioeb Co.; Edwin
Oould, Edgar L. Marston of Blair fc Co.,
Kingdon Oould. E. T. Adams, representa
tive In this-country of the Deutsche bank;
J. J. eiocum, W. K. Blxby, O. L. Garrison
of St. Louis, and a vacancy, left for the
president to be selected, who la to reside In
Mr. Gould will become chairman of the
board of directors. )
The retiring members of the board are
Howard Gould, Charles 8. Clark and S. 8.
Pryor. They will be eiuececded by Paul
M. Warburg and Edgar L. Marston and
the president of the road when elected.
The offer of the presidency of the Mis
souri Faclfic v oa made to William II.
Truesdale, president of the Delaware, Lack
awanna t- Western . Railway ...company
several weeks ago, but declined. At
that time It became known that Mr. Gould
would retire as head of - the Missouri Pa
f.oald Heaviest ' Stockholder.
Mr. Gould and his associates are now
the accredited owners of Missouri Pacific,
controlling. It la said, between 960.000 and
100,000 shares of the total capital stocks of
approximately $30,000 shares.
Mr. Gould la credited with 260,000 shares.
Kuhn-Loeb Interests are said to hold
100,000 to 125.000 shares and John D. Rocke
feller from 76.000 to 126.000 Bhares. Stock,
of Missouri Pacific sold at 46 on January
11, and since then has risen 17 points on
an Increased volume of trading. Today It
sold at 63.
Hundred Cases on
Spring Term of Circuit Court in,
' Brown County, S. D., Will Be
. Longest on Record.
ABERDEEN, 8. D.. Feb. 15.-(Ppeclal.)-The
spring term of circuit court for Brown
county will open next Tuesday, February
Zl, with 108 caaea on the calendar, the long
est calendar In the history of the county
except the calendar last fall. There are
twenty-one ' cases of a criminal nature,
ranging from grand larceny to keeping a
barber shop open on Sunday and the re
mainder are civil cases. Of the latter,
perhaps those which have excited the most
general Interest Is the .damage suit of
Captain W. W. Hubbard, well known In
military circles In South Dakota, against
Dr. E. B. Jackson for the alleged alienation
of his wife's affections, and the suit for a
divorce from Captain Hubbard, Instituted
by Mrs. Hubbard.
BURGLARS BREAK INTO JAIL
AND ROB LONE PRISONER
Maa Aeraaed of Trivial Charae Tata
Goes Oat aad Notifies tke
WILKESBARRE, Pa.. Feb. 15. Two
masked burglars broke into the town Jail
at Warrior, Run, Pa., near here to
day, and bursting open the door of the cell
In which Stanley Jandua. the only prisoner,
waa confined, robbed him at the point of a
revolver of $3. The burglars then escaped
and Jandus, who waa being held on a
trivial charge, finding himself free, went
out and notified th police.
with Inttnt to wound was preferred
against him. His brother Clde. who haTl
loaned him the knife, escaped when tho
horrified congregation at the mission
crowded about the wounded man and
grappled with the assailant.
The cutting waa done In such a quiet
manner that only a few people who sat
near the men knew how the affair origi
nated. "The man kept denying everything the
preacher aald." declared Dog her at the
Omaha General hospital, "and I could not
hear half the preacher said. 1 turned to
him and asked him please to keep quiet,
and then turned to listen to what was
being said. The next thing I knew I felt
a Jerk at my throat and the aarm blood
running down my shirt. I did not know
From the Waahlngton Herald.
MADERO IS AT GUADALUPE
Paso Join '
snt Who Left
REBELS INFEST CHIHUAHUA
Thoasand Armed les In Western Part
f State An oaCWay Toward Tap- .
Ital General Torres' Nephew .
EL PASO. Keti. tf.i-ff was learned pos
itively this afternoon -that' Francisco I.
Madero, Insurrecto provisional president of
Mexico, la at Guadaoupe, Mex., with Abram
Gonsales and members of the insurrecto
board of strategy. This Is admitted by
the members of the Mexican- Insurrecto
Junta In El Paso.
Mall advices to the Herald from Chihua
hua, dated February 12. says fifty revolu
tionists rode Into San Andres, fifty miles
west of Chihuahua, Saturday, and took
charge of the town. ' They carried extra
arms for fifty additional men and secured
Rebels Infest 4 hlhaahna.
Railroad men reaching Chihuahua from
La Junta report at ( least 1.000 'armed In
surrectos between the two points, the ob
jective point being Chihuahua, the state,
capital. ' Mining men say If the country is
not cleared soon nearly every mine In west
ern Chihuahua will have to close.
Confirmatory news reaches Chihuahua,
according to the Herald correspondent,' of
the capture of the nephew . of General
Torres In Sonora. near Tonlcht on the Yaqul
river. The Sonora Insurgents also rap
tured 600 Mauser rifles and much ammuni
Isisrrrctot t'aplsre rrovlalona.
PRESIDIO. Tex., Feb. 13.-(Vta Marfa,
Tex., Feb. 15.) A scouting party of lnaur
rectos under Mllo Alfado - has captured
seven wagona loaded with provisions and
ammunition Intended for the federal gar
rison at OJlnaga. The town Is practtclly
In a state of siege and lnsurrectos are scat
tered in the hills within a few miles of
the guard line. .
Yesterday several American officials and
the school teacher from Presidio visited
Ojlnaga, but were promptly ordered out of
town by General L-uque, tie commandant.
HARRIET BARNEY YOUNG DEAD
She Was Last Sarvlela Widow of
tk Mormon Prophet , Ki.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. Feb. It -Harriet
Barney Young, who became a hrlde of
Biigham Young In 18&1, died here today at
the age of 80 years. She was the last sur
vivor but 'one of the widows of the Mor
man leader, the one still living being Eliza
Burgess Young. Mrs. Harriet Young leaves
three children and a number of grandchil
dren. In the For Sale
Column of the Bee
today, you wiii find
many valuable ar
ticles offered for
Tbey may be just such odds and
end as you have been looking for.
They are bargains everyone of
They mill last through the day
maybe no longer.
Investigate them by phone or
Do it now.
Tbe Bee makes quick work of
Mule is Gentle, the Other
Farm Animals More
Valuable Per Head
Than One Year Ago
Only Decrease Shown by Figmres Com
- piled, by Department of Agricul
ture is in' Price of Sheep.
WASHINGTON. Feb. IS All farm ani
mals, excepting sheep, showed an Increase
rn aver go value-per -head oil January-4,
compared with their value on that date In
1910, according to the Department of Agri
culture. Mules Showed the greatest ' In
crease In value. It being S5.7H or $115.62 per
Value of other animals were; Horses,
$111.67, an Increase of $3.48; , milch cows,
$40.49, an increase of $4 70; sheep, $3.73, a
decrease of 35 cents, and awlne, $9.35, an In
crease of 21 cents. .
The highest and lowest average per head
of, farm animals by atates are given aa fol
lows: Horaea, highest in Massachusetts
and Rhode Island, $148; lowest . In New
Mules, hlghext In South Carolina, $173;
lowest In New Mexico, $82.
Milch cows, highest In' New Jersey, $03.50;
lowest in Alabama, $25.
Sheep, highest In Connecticut, $5.60; low-
eat In Mississippi and Louisiana, $1.90.
Swine, highest In Maine. $13.10; lowest in
Nine Jewish Leaders
Confer with President
Proposition to Abrogate Treaty with
Russia Because of Discrimina
tion Against American Jews.
WASHINGTON. Feb. lB.-The question
whether the United States should abrogate
Ita treaty of commerce and , navigation
with Russia, made in 1832, waa the subject
of discussion at the White House today
at a conference between President Taft,
Secretary Nagel of the Department of
Commerce and Labor, Acting Secretary of
State Wilson and nine Jewish leaders,
three from each of the three most promi
nent Jewish -organizations In the United
Claiming that Russia has failed properly
to recognize passport In the hands of
American Jew who desired to travel in
Russia. Jewa of this country Insist that
the United States should point out to Rus
sia that, the treaty will be considered null
and void unless Russia agrees to recognize
passports In the hands of all American
citizens, no matter what their condition
POPE CONFINED TO HIS ROOM
Attack of lafleeasa t'aaaea Poatlff to
saspend Aadleneea for a
ROME, Feb. 15.The pope is 111 with In
fluenza and at the direction of hla physi
cian remained In bed today. This morning
His j Holiness had a slight excess of tem
perature and aa a precautionary measure
audtenrea were suspended and he waa
persuaded to remain In his chamber.
Miss Leneve is Not Among
Cargo of Prospective Brides
HALIFAX. N. 6., Feb. 15.-A thorough
search of the steamer Royal Edward,
which arrived yesterday from Bristol, Eng
land, failed to disclose any trace of Miss
Kthel Clara Ineve, the young woman who
fled to Canada last summer w 1th Dr. Haw
ley H Cl ipped, the American dentist who
as later hanged In London for the murder
of hla wife, Bella Elmore. It had been re
ported that a young moman had boarded
the steamer at Bristol, who resembled Miss
Leneve, bound for Canada, to meet a pros
YOTE PROBE NEARING AN END
Proof of Corrupt Practices in Regis
ELECTION COMMISSION PROPOSED
Witness Woold Checkmate Irregu
larities' at -Poll hr Plaelag
Impartial Bodr la Charge .
r of Electloa.
-t ., ---'''
Proof of . Irregularity in the registration
of voters end testimony concerning vt",e
circulation of blank affidavits for. the
sweating in of voter took up the session
of the Joint committee of legislators inves
tigating Omaha' election 'yesterday. The
Inquiry will probably como to a close early
today. t Further evidence to be Introduced
will come from the testimony of Judges
and clerk of. the fifth precinct of the
No report will come from either commit
tee Immediately following the cloae of tit
hearing. It will probably be more than a
week hence when the report of cither com
mittee Is submitted to the legislature, ac
cording to the statements of member of
A meeting of the members of both com
mittees waa held In the room at the Pax
ton occupied by B. S. Harrington, chair
man of the house committee, last night
after the cloae of the day's suasion. The
member of the committee discussed the
evidence of the day.
Blank affidavits, signed and sealed by a
notary; with blank lines for the signatures
of ' freeholders and voters were seen on
election day by R. d. Van Ness, flagman
for the Burlington, who testified In the
"Where did you see these?" he was asked
by a member of the committee.
'"i'hey- wer brought Into the voting
place, the fourth precinct of the tenth
ward, by a young fellow," replied Van
"Who was heT"
"I don't know his last name. He was
!o Affidavits Ised.
Van Ness aald that ao far aa he knew
none of the affidavit which he aaw In the
hands of this young man were actually
used In voting.
"He said he could get more If they were
needed," testified the witness.
More blank affidavits, so arranged that
the name of voters oould be filled In were
seen In the third precinct of the First
ward by A. R. Hensel, constable,
South Eleventh street.
"Who had them?" he was asked.
A bunch of Italians came rushing in
about ten minutes before the polls closed,
looking for someone to sign them for
them." replied the witness.
Fred W. Anhauaer. a lawyer, member of
the Dahlman club and active in demo
cratic affaire, denied all knowledge of any
Irregularity. He waa questioned by John
O. Yelaor on mattera relating to the nat
uiallzatlon of foreigners, but without re
R. B. Howell, member of the Omaha
Water board, was called to the witness
stand by Benator Hoagland. Howell waa
(Continued on Third Page.)
Although the Leneve woman waa not
among the pasaengers, more than 100 pros
pective brides came from England, gcotland
and Ireland. All of these oung women
mere bound for Canada In search of hus
band. They wer In charge of a matron
appointed by the steamship company, and
the matron will chaperon them as far as
Toronto, where special represented vea will
accompany them further west. Most of the
young women have decided that they pic-frr
to make their future homes In the vlclnpy
MEW YAUD RULES
Senate Body Decides to Recommend
Ollis Mock Yards Measure '
PLACEK REAPPORTIONMENT BILL
Saunders Man Would Give Douglai
and Lancaster Move Members.
BART0S SALARY RAISE FAILS
Senate Employes Will Not Secure
Increase Hoped For.
TRADING STAMP BILL FAVORED
Krsstnr Harlllna'a Meaaare tgnlnal
Gift Knterprlaea Itecom mended to
Pass hy kna te Rerlprne
lly Attala Favored.
(From a Staff Correspondent.
LINCOLN, Nen.. Feb. iS.--(fpeclal Tele
gram. )The stock lards bill of Senator
(Ills will be recommended for passac with
slight amendments. . The live stock and
grazing committee of the venste finished
lis hearing with a short session this morn
ing and In spite of the arguments presented
by I-'ratik Mansom and other representa
tives of the stock anls the committee
supported the chairman and decided to do
everything possible to pas the bill.
The amendments suggested by Mr. OH Is
Include a ( limine In the penalty making It a
mlxtJetneanor rather than a felony to dis
obey the law and fixing the penalty si a
ftne nt $100 to $5i0 for the first offense, and
$100 to $1.10 for the second. The provision
requiring that all tock must be delivered
to the commission company within an hour
and a half from the lime of the arrival
at the yards was anu-nried and a forfeit
fixed for those not complying with It.
The stock owner Is lo receive li a csr for
very half hour's delay In jardtng over th
hour and a half and no yardage charge 1
allowed when there Is a delay.
Tanner of Douglas and nuhrman of Hall
were against the bill In committee. Cox of
Hamilton, Cox of Kearney and Ollls, the
chairman, voted fur It.
Senate la for Ileclproclt .
The resolution of Janseti of Gage In
favor of the Canadian reciprocity treaty
was passed by the venate this morning
with a viva voce vote. The resolution is
"Whereas, There is how pending for rati
fication by our national congress a trad
agreement between Canada and the United
states establishing reciprocity between
these countries, and,
'Whereas, W firmly believe that auch
reciprocity will result in great benefits to .
both of these countries, whose Interests
and people are so closly allied; therefore,
Resolved, That the state senate of Ne
braska. In regular session assembled, most
emphatically Indorses the ratification of
saldti'ade sgreemepl, and that we ask
our fenn tors and tfeprescntatlvrs la the na
ltnl congress- to, work and Vote, for. this
treaty, and be It iiutnei-T.t
"Resolved',, "That tuples of this resottition
be forwarded to our senators and repie
senlatlVes at Washington." '
pt Reapportionment mil.
A new reapportionment bill spieaied Is
the annate this afternoon from Placek of
Saunders. It divides tit state Into twenty
eight senatorial districts and scventy-ftve
representative districts. Lancaster Is left
with two senators and now and Lets one
more representative, making six. All th
other districts get one senator each and all
one representative excepting r-aundeis,
Dodge, Uage, Hull, Adams and Custer,
which have two each.
Most of the afternoon seslun of the sen
ate was spent In committee of the whole.
If. R. i3.'Bushe's bill to regulate the oper
ation In Nebraska of foreign Insurance
companies, making an attorney for the
company authoritative representative and
shutting out all companies with leas than
$:00,OU0 capital, was recommended for pas
sage. Cordial's bill to make all notaries keep a
complete record of alt transactions with his
seal , waa slated for Indefinite postpone
ment. So Hals for tCuiplors,
Senator Hartos was defeated In his effort
to raise the salaries of senate employe and
his bill for th purpose ws defeated and
shelved. Senator Brown's bill prohibiting
marriagea between persons incapable of a
legal contract Waa slated for passage and
Senator Reagan's protective measure for
workmen In the building trades was recom
mitted for further changes.
Benator Bartllng's bill against gift enter
prises and trading stamps similar to the
one paased In the house waa recommended
for passag with ulight changes. Th
amendments permit tlia giving away -of
presents In original packagea and the giv
ing of check to represent percentage Slips
for credit en future purchases.
HOISH IN tOMHITTEU UK WHOLU
Tarn ferret aad Farmers' ' Inslltat
Hills Ulacaased aad Pat Over.
LINCOLN, Feb. 15-( Special Telegram )
The house spent much time In a com
mittee of the whole discussion of two Im
portant bills the tax ferret measure and
the $jO,0u0 appropriation for farmers' In
stitutes. The tax ferret lsw, presented by
Its author, (juackenbuah, provides that a
tax official can hire a foreign expert to
come into the community and delve Into
the records of property fur five year back.
If ha finds that any property was unlisted,
taxes van be collected . upon it and th
ferret gets one-third of the amount col
lected as a compensation. The law la In
operatlun In other states, particularly In
Iowa. This bill was put over for further
consideration. The committee of the whole
reported the bill for Indefinite . postpone
ment and a motion not to cunour was lost
forty-five lo twenty-five. The McKelvis
appropriation for farmers' Institutes waa
objected to as an unnecessary expenditure
and final disposition of it was put over, to
another aesslon of the committee of the
Following was the action of . the commit
tee of the whole in detail;
H. It. 169. by Quai kenbush. th tax feiret
measure, was Indefinitely postponed.
11. It. 16o, by McKeivie of Laucaater, ap
propriating $ju,omv for agricultural extension
work, was lecoiiiiuenuud for paxsage aa
11. il "71. by Quackeubuali, the pure lln
seed oil bill, was recommended for paaasge.
11. K. M, by llanlk of ttuller, amending
th revenue law by giving to county
boards the option to pay precinct asxetsois
by a per diem compenaallun or by
schedule, was considered and passed over
to another day.
H. K. 147, by Anderson of Kearney, pro
viding for the leaning of land on railroad
rlKht-of-way lor tin construction of ship
ping pens, aaa ordered engrossed for tliiid
it. K. M, by Evans aad Minor, providing
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