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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XLI-XO. 227.
PMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING,, MARCH 8, 19 TWELVE PAGES.
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f PEACE, TREATIES
-Upper Chamber Agrees to Arbitrr
tion Agreements After lUiminat-
in; Disputed Clause Three.
DBASTIC AXESDMENTS ADOPTED
jlonroe Doctrine Declared Not Jns
ticiible in Amendment
VOTE IS FOSTY-TWO TO FORTY
Measures Afterward Agreed to, Sev
' enty-Six to Three.
liOEE KEOOTIATIOKS REEDED
'Yearn Ctitnrii fanae ta Teat
Will Imperil Treatlea Tarawa
Delay llenesval ( Dtplw
WASHINGTON", Msrch 7. Tbe arbitra
tion trestle with Gnat Britain and
Franc were as reed to. St to t T the
miti today after th disputed elaua 5
ot article 111 relating to tn joint man
commission had been stricken out and
fter amenduieots had been adopted de
claring from arbitration questions affect
ing th irnnro doctrine or other terri
torial Integrity matters, admission of
alien into th United State ana eauon
tiMni institutions miid Mat Indebtedness.
The result wa a oomplot upset of th
administration' plan for quick action on
arbitration, a th treatle now nav 10
-.. K.. k n niMi Hrltaia and Franc.
Th amendment of th British treaty a
first propoaed by th forelfn relation
lommlttee to trlk out elaua S waa that
It delegated th tenat' constitutional
treaty making powar to th joint high
commission and thereby bound th enate.
Th two treaties are Identical.
Tb striking out of claue I of artlcl ill
will necesaltat further diplomatic nego-
' nation. Senator Lode ha contended
that a chance in the text would Imperil
th treatle through th delay necessl
tated by renewal of negotiation.
An amendment by Senator Culberson
excluding from arbitration alt question
. of honor or Independence or of vital In
terest or question affecting third parties
- was defeated, 17 to V ,
Receiver is Named
For the Orient Road
KANSAS CITT. March T.-CredJtor
for the Kansas City. Mexico Orient
Railway late this afternoon filed with
the elerk ef the federal eonrt la Kansas
City. Kan, an application tor iotver
for the road. Tb application was mad
" before Federal Judge Pollock.
Fi Dickinson of Kavnee City, who
president and general manager of th
road. WSJ appotntsd a receiver and an.
oUier receiver Is to lie ekoaan. At :
the "eoort waa' it. in-rxilte eattoe
with th attorneys lepieaeerring th at
torneys for th creditor end. th mil
roads, .' , . .' ' t
Th railroad was projected by A. I.
Stinnett about twelv -year and U
wis to extend from Kansas Oty t
Topolobempo, Mex.. a dlstanc of 1,S
mile. Kin hundred and ninety-eight
mile have been completed and train
ar now running over th finished por
tion. Th road wa financed largely by
Dutch and English capitalist.
A. K. Stlllwell. the president. Is said to
be in Mew York.
. The last statement Issued by th road
Indicated that Its expense war greater
than It receipts. , .
The creditors that asked for the re
ceivership were the International Con
struction company of Delaware.' th
1'nlon Construction company of Data
war, th Western Tie and Timber com
pany at Arkansas, and th United State
at Mexican Trust company of this city.
Mrs. Gentry Found
Guilty of Murder
OKLAHOMA CITT. Okie.. March T.
Mrs. Beast Gentry wa today convicted
or murder la the first degree and her
liutrishmsnt fixed at Ufa Imprisonment.
She wa tried for the murder of her
husband, Thomas J. Gentry, which oc
curred on tb night ef January a
The National Capital
Taarsday, Mare 7, 113. '
Met at noon.
Debate on British and French arbitra
tion treatlea resumed and ote will be
taken at : p. m.
Senator Perry announced he woald
make statement to senate rYMiy In re
spoase to Mlfstalppl legislature' demand
that be resign.
Democratic members of flnxncs com
mittee decided to stand by haiiee steel
tariff revision bill before seeklni up
lerl of progressive republicans. m
Met at nob!).
Keeuraed clsciszioa of agricultural
Rev. Clark Carter, etty missionary, toM
rule committee general Impression was
that the sending of children from Law
rence, Maes., was to excite sympathy.
Dismissed Chief Drainage Knctneer
Klllott. ot Iepartment of Agriculture, tes
tified Florida Everglades lands circular
was suppressed by Secretary Wilson.
The tu&ouu garden seed appropriation
m the agricultural kill j" depicted in
debate as "graft" by opponents ot the
Members of House
WASHINGTON. Marsh. T.-Speakor
Champ Clark today celebrated the sixty-
second anniversary of his birth, by pre
siding over tb deliberation of th house
la the Sixty -second congress, lieu rosea
tativ Halney ot Illinois, as tb pealirs
"nearest eongreesiotial oetgbber," deliv
ered a eulogy of Mr. Clark, turning bhn
to Lincoln, whoa career tram Ken
tucky farm to th presidency, h declared
wa being duplicated by Charap Clark.
Hepreaentatlve Ilaluey's romarks war
cheered and applauded. Representative
Austin of Tenneoeee, republican, paid
tribute to Mr, Clark.
I congratulate the democracy on tu
wisdom In looking on the speaker'a their
standard bearer in th coming campaign. '
Former Speaker Cannon also congratu
lated the speaker and oomnsanded th
democrat, for their vtdnt Intention to
nominate Mr. Clark fur president. 11
(itollad Mr. Clark for hi unfailing fair
ness as speaker.
When th demonstrations began
Speaker Clark turned th gavel over to
Representative Borland of Missouri,
democrat, and escaped from tb cham
THE SOUTH POLE
British Explorer Makes Successful
t Dash for the Long Cot
Recall of Decisions
NEWS COMES FROM AMTODSEH
Chicago Packers File
Motion Asking for
Dismissal of Case
CHICAGO. March 7,-Counaal for th
defense In th trial f th ten Chicago
meet packer charged with criminal
violation of tb Sbarmaa law, began -
determined battle today to obtain th
liberty of their wealthy alien ta. Attorney
Joan B. Millar prenatal a verbal mo-
from the Jury and dlscharg. th
packers, declaring that th government
had failed to prove th abargei described
In th Indictment.
"vry criminal ess Is mads up ot a
number of essential facts, two of which
ar so ssasntlai that If the prosecution
falls to prow them the entire case falls.1
said Attorney Miller. 'First la Importance
ta the question whether an often ha
been committed. The next question I
whether In the event an offense has been
committed, has It been proved beyond a
"In this case all to vldence presented
by th government 1 circumstantial. Con
spiracy la charged, but th government
baa utterly failed to prov It,"
For Nebraska Unsettled weather and
probably enow flurries; ooider In east
For Iowa Unsettled weather and prob
ably anew flurries, colder In west and
.central portions. e
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lowest yesterday n Zl S3 29
Meea temperature S 44 Al ST
ifv-lulmtlon T .1 .at .;
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
'ormal temperature ; ji
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Total defltleeicy since March 1 J
Normal predpitanon .04 inch
Deficiency foe the day .fit inch
Total rainfall since March 1 S Inch
Kxoeaa since March 1 g inch
Fxeeee for cor. period, mi 11 Inch
lMfldeney for cor. period, 1 .21 Inch
Meveeta tswsa slat lews at T P. M.
Station and State Temp. Bigs- Raln
ot Weather. p. m. est. falL
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ueaver, seewmg ...
Dee Molnea, etoudy
Tieoeie City, eloedv.
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ruesHo, enewing m
fUpM -CHy, snowing M
Halt Lake City, n't eleudy C
Hanla Fe, pert cloudy.. 42
Sioux City, enowlng 24
Valentin, eleudy ...rv. 1
indtaata traee of 'BradmtatlL
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Elliott Says Wilson
a' On the Everglades
WAfiUINGTON. March T.-C. a Elliott,
former' chief drainage engineer of the
Department of Axrlotilture, who waa dis
missed from the service by Secretary
Wilson, told the Mos Investigating com
mittee today that an everglades circular,
indicating doubt as to the value of ever
gladea land, wa prepared and afterward
He said that In February, 11. Thomas
K. Will and rX a. Howe, land agents,
protested against the circular, which
Howe denounced aa "false and mislead
Ing," and said waa costing him $30,000 a
day. They said they would go "higher"
to suppress it. The letter waa sent out
until February 11. Mr. Elliott testified,
when he got order from the office of
Secretary Wilson to quit using It aa a
reply to inquiries. . -
Broken Bow Woman
Dies Here in Hotel
After suffering for months from heart
trouble and dropsy. Mrs. a P. Klnkald
of Broken Bow died in her room at the
Her Grand hotel early yesterday morn
ing. Mr. Klnkald came here about three
weeks ago to take treatment from Dr.
Tarry, but Instead of -Improving she
rapidly grew wvrse.
.Her daughter. Mrs. D. Woodruff of
Georgetown. Neb., was with her at the
time of her death. Bhe was tt year old
and Is survived by four son and three
daughter. Two sons and one daughter
live at Broken Bow. . V
Smash More Glass
LONDON". March 1. The suffragettes
resumed their window smashing opera
tions early today. A number of them
sees reeled In the neighborhood ef the
large dry goods establishments In the
West End soon after dawn and as soon
as th shutters were taken down they
attacked th plat glass with hammer
which they carried concealed beneath
their cloaks. Th women selected the
largest window In London tor their
iby who wUneesnd the
tratloa did not allow th suffragettes
to escape, bat detained them until the
polk arrived a tb scene, six of thetn
Norwegian Cablet Sucjest of His
Kival from Wellington.
SCOTT USES A MOTOR SLEDGE
He it Alto Well Provided with
Ponies and Dogs.
FIVE EXPEDITIONS ST AST SOUTH
Great Britain, (ieraraay Xerray
Japan sst Australia Art) Step
resented la the Itara
far Ike Pole.
WKLLINGTON'. New Zealand. March
T. Captain Ttoald Amundsen, the Nor
wegian explorer, stated, that Captain
Scott, the British explorer, had reached
th south pole.
LONDON. Match 7.-1 le first- message
with the definite statement from Amnnd
sen. that Sent had reached th south
pole, was received from Wellington, New
Zealand, by the Dally Express.
It is stated on good authority, accord
big to a special dispatch received here
this evening from Chrlstlanla, Norway.
mai lapiam ttoald Amundsen, the Nor
wegian explorer and leading rival nf
Captain Scott, did not reach th south
COPENHAGEN. March T. Th Social
Dltrookraten .publish a dispslch from
Chrlstlanla saying that a private indi
vidual In that city had received a tele
gram from the Fram expedition glatlng
that Amundsen reached th outh pole,
Th oabl dispatches from New Zealand
announcing that Captain Scott had found
th south pole cam as a startling oil max
to th racs which flv sxpiorsrs ot dlt
teernt nationalities have been making to
reach the last extremity ot the undis
covered portion ot the globe.
' Scott Well Esjnlppeel.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott started
on his expedition from Fort Chalmtra
New Zealand, on November St, ltl. He
wa well equipped for this dash for th
farthest south, having map a previous
expedition under th direction of th
Royal Geographical society. At that time
he attained a record of tt degree, 10 min
utes, which remained th record up to
th time of Lieutenant Sheckelton'a no
table exploit. Shacklaton passed further
outh, and In ltof reached It degrea, SI
minutes, or about 100 mile from th
outh pole. This remained th record and
inspired the hardy navigator f many
nation to attempt the teat of reaching
the polt Itaelf.
I jc.vft' . .
Tbe Umpire 'Out!"
Th Crowd "Stop the game; we'll take a vote on It!"
ram Ibet PMladsipMa Reaarw.
ot Australia and New Zealand. He (ailed
due south Into Roe', tea. a great stretch
ot water reaching toward the south pel.
His chief 'competitor In this dash was
Captain Roald Amundsen, who I com
missioned fey th king of Norway and th
Norwegian government, ,
Amundsea chose the route by way of
South America, as against Scott and
three others, who went by tbe Australian
route. Amundsen left Buenos Ayr on
board th steamer Fram toward th close
of Ilia He passed through the Strait of
Magellan and then steered for Roe tea.
th sam sheet ot water which Scott hsd
gained by way of the New Zealand and
Follows Shackeltea'a Trail.
Captain Boott planned to follow the
same land trail that Shackleton had
taken. This I along a mountain range.
thought to be an extension of the Andes
range running southward through South
At the furthermost point ot Rust sea
Captain Scott debarked hi party from
his ship, the Terra Nova. Immediately
at this point of debarkation stands out
the great volcano Mount Erebus, from
which rises constantly a great column ot
steam. It la one of the dreaded local!
ties of the Antarctic to which navigators
have given th name of Terror bay, for
here Nordenskiold' ship, th Antarctic,
was crushed In tbe ice. Back ot this
bay the steam-wrapped volcano stands
out like a sentinel against the toe-covered
mountain range stretching southward.
Captain Scott made hi tint winter
quarter on th slop of th mountains,
and there remained until November, 1911.
It was then that bit dash began. Ills
plan waa to cover th remaining distance
by th end of December, and then Imme
diately v about face tod make the das'!
back again. Besides his equipment of
food he bad placed reliance on a score of
ponies, with twenty-nine dogs and one
motor Hedge. He designed to use this
sledge In making rapid progreas over the
comparatively level stretches ot th foot.
hill. Due allowance wa made for the
death of pontea and dogs, the steady de
pletion of stores and the loss of vitality
of the party making up the expedition.
Captain Amundsen had no ponies and
no motor sledge, as hi experience led
him to place all his reliance on Siberian
three Other Expedllioas.
The three other competitor in the race
were Lieutenant William Fltcbner of
th general ataff of the German army.
Lieutenant N. Hhirsse of the Japanese
navy, and Dr. Douglas Mawson. repre
senting Australia. Lieutenant Fltcbner
followed largely the plans of Dr. Nan
sen sad sailed on the steamer Deutchland
on October S last. He Is a danag ex
plorer, having been one of the first to
reach Lhasa In Tibet, and much con
fidence was felt in htm by tbe geographl
society of Berlin. The Jopaaeae explorer
followed the Sbackieton route Into Ross
sea, but returned to Sydney, Australia,
In 1111, to repair damage done in Terror
bay. HI second start wa not nude
Bntil November last, so that be 1 rather
behind In the race.
Dr. Mawson, tbe Australian, took his
route from th harbor at Hobart, Tas
mania, aboard th little snip Aurora, and
look the land route to th east of Ross
The flv men and their parties were
at ef ata-ht of th world for many
months, until the first minor came yes
terday, wnh the confirmatory report that
Amundsen had returned and ha brought
TAFT IS STROM NEW YORK
Woodruff Says He Will Get Eighty
- of the Ninety votes.
P&IXA1Y 'LAW 15 MICHIGAN
Leatslatare Passe statate Prsn Id-
lag Direct Vote for Prestdeatlal
Candidate Delegates Are
WASHINGTON. March T.-Tliuothy U
Woodruff of New Tort, former state re
publican chairman, predicted today that
President Taft would get eighty of the
.nUtflxWtw Inrt ,tklaaliitolhe J
UotuU convention. Mr. Woodruff was a
guest at th Whit House over night.
Representative calder. naval officer Y.
1. H. Kraack of Brooklyn and Prcsl.
dent Koenlg of th New York county re
publican committee arrived today for a
conference with, the president about the
political situation In Grester New Turk.
LANSING, Mich.. March ?.-Th house
of representative tills afternoon passed
a presidential preferential primary bill
to be given Immediate effect. The bill
provide for a primary on th first Mon
day In April, binding the national con
vention delegates to support the presi
dential nominee securing th majority
at th primary.
Tb Mil la a second substitute for one
presented by Governor Osborn declaring
for direct nomination of national conven
tion delegate by the primary. Under this
bill the delegate will be elected by the
state convention as usual, but will act
according to the primary vote.
Bryan t pea as la Farae,
FARGO, N. D March l.-Wlth a pro
gram of fire speeches, a lunchano and a
banquet, W. J. Bryan It spending a
strenuous day here today. He first spoke
at Fargo college and later made a gen
eral address on national fesue.
This afternoon he Is to -address the
women ot Fargo and Moorebead at a
local opera houee, and this evening be I
to be the guest of students of th Agri
cultural college at a banquet.
Governor John Burke la In the city with
Mr. Bryan, who will leave tonight for
Minneapolis and St. Paul, where he 's
to speak tomorrow.
Alabama Is far Taft.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 7.-Prell-
dent Taft was endorsed and national con
vention delegates were Instructed to voir
for Mm by tbe stale convention of the
Alabama republican organisation her to
day. There wa little friction during the
meeting, th Taft men being largely la
the majority. ,
(a areas turn Leerwet Withdraws.
MADISON, Wis., March 7. Because h
Girls, Then Blows
' Himself to Pieces
DANBIRT, Conn., Starch T. -George
Mead, a coachman for liev. Frank II art -field,
rector of th Episcopal church at
Brewster. N. V.. made a murderous at
tack on the two daughter of th rector
and then blew himself to pieces wlt'i
According" lo the story received her
today Ruby Hartflled. aged years, and
Amy, her sister, aged Zl. ranted some
toolt yesterday afternoon to Mead, bo
waa at win k in-ta ssr
they entered the building Maad sprang
at them and struck Amy over the head
with a pair of pliers, felling her to th
floor. Ruby"niad her escape and went
lo summon help. Amy revived and ran
from the building and hardly had she
left ahep a terrific explosion occurred
and th end of th building wa bluwt
oul. Searcher afterward found Mead's
body In pieces among th ruin.
Senate Democrats .
Will Stand By the
House Steel Bill
JOHN OLSANJS ACQUITTED
Jury at Papillion Sayt Killed
Brother in Self-Defente.
JUMPED AT HDC "WITH CLUB
Kvldeao In Trial te Phase that Jaaa
Feared Brother Wllllaa 4
Fired Only lo Has Ills
John Oiata, who. hat been on trial la
th district court at Papillion, Kb., sine
February T, on th chart of killing
his brother William, on October IS kut
V--Av-wsait was1"1 sullied tty K July after Mt
had deliberated over t Helve hour yf
lerday morning. Arguments In III esse
were finished Wednesday night and the
Jury sent out at M o'clock. It reported
that It had arrived at a verdict tt 11:90
o'clock yesterday morning. , '
According to the reporla given out
at Ihe time ot the shooting, John killed
his brother while the latter waa stealing
corn from John's field. This waa, how
ever, disqualified at the trial and it was
shoan conclusively thst John killed his
brother In self-defense. ,
John Olran and his fsmlly and William
and his family operated a ten-acre farm
near Pupllllun. Each family had a house
of hi own. They vera situated on the
two extremes of Ihe farm. Several weeks
prior to Ihe shooting, William havested
a crop of cherries. He was short of
WASHINGTON. March T. Democratic
members ot the senate committee on
finance decided today to stand by lhet,b"'' " aakrd John to send hi boys
steel tariff revision Mil ss passed by the mrr to help oul." John complied wl1
house. Th republican majority of the th request, and when th children re
commltle will negatively report the Mil. turned Home from their work they corn
In the senate the democrat first will go i pllned of not gelling enough lo eat.
on record for the house measure, and
then seek common ground with the pro
Th democratic . leaders have been
sounding Senator Cummins of Iowa,
Brlstow of kansaa and Polndexter of
Washington and other progressive repub
lican aa to what might be expected from
them when th Issue Is presented In the
Itepubllcan Isaders say they have as
surances that the president will veto any
meaaure that Is not baaed on report ot
th tariff board.
Primary is Being
Held in Kansas City
KANSAS CITT, Mo.. March T.-Th
first congressional district preferential
piesldentlal primary ot the 1912 campaign
was held today In the Fifth Missouri
did not want to appear a endorsing any J dlnrtrt which comprises Kansas City
attack on Colonel Roosevelt, Congress
man I. L. Lenroot of Wisconsin with
drew as a candidal for delegate-at-large
on tb La Follette slate. Lenroot said tt
wa with regret that he took the iter
and said he still desired to remain In the
La Follette rank. State Treasurer A.
H. Dahl will take Lenroot's place as a
candidate for delegate-at-large.
Continued on Second Page.)
START FOR INDIANAPOLIS
KANSAS CITT, March W. J. Mt
Cain, business agent of the local Struc
tural Iron Workers' union, and W. Bert
Brown, former business agent of t'.e
sam anion, accompanied by their attor
neys, departed for Indianapolis today.
In response to Indictments against them
at Indianapolis In connection with the
aleged dynamite conspiracy. McCain and
Brown will appear before the federal
court there March If.
TWO MEN BADLY HURT
BY EXPLOSION AT RED OAK
RED OAK, la.. March T.-SpecUI-Two
men. Frank Shaw and Ed Wick
bam. were injured by an explosion ef
an acetylene gas tank at the Gti Isold
machine shop yesterday morning. Shaw
had part ef a hand torn off and WJek-
ham was seriously braised and bu
about tbe face
and Jackson county
The primary has attracted wide atten
tion In view ef th recent action ot Sen
ator Joseph M. lfxon. Theodori Roose
velt's campaign manager. In challenging
th president Taft management to a na-tica-wide
Th nune of four candldaUs. Cum
mins, Roosevelt, La Fellett and Taft
were en the ballot with a blank line fur
the name of any other candidate pre
John went to see his brother and re
monstrated and the brothers quarreled,
ttaa reeled Over Cora,
Soon after that Will harvested a com
crop and hired John to help him out.
John was to receive corn In exchange
for his services. When John came after
his com a few days after It had been
harvested Will claimed he a as stealing
it. The brother again quarreled. Do
mestic battle then followed between the
two brother and soon th two families
were at swords' points. Another quarrel,
more violent tl'n th others, occurred
about a week before th shooting when
the brother attempted to divide potato
Two das before th shooting William
cam to the house of John armed with a
gun, looking for his brother. John was
not homo, but when h arrived hi wit
told him of William's visit. Th next
day John carried a gun with him and
toward night he was returning noma, lie
waa coming down the toad near the corn
field when he saw some bun he mov in
th road ahead of him. He became aus
picious and thought William waa lying In
wait for htm with a gun. He walked
around the bush and Wllllsm Jumped out,
but Instead of having a guu was armed
with a club. A fight followed In which
John was knocked to the ground with the
club. While) on his back John pulfed the
i gun from his pocket and fired point blank
st William. The brother died the next
day In a South Omaha hospital.
Shoots Self in Head
Three Times, Then
Returns to Work
IIOK3B CAVE. Ky., March '.-After
three unsuccessful attempt to commit
suicide by shooting himself through the
heed Rk-hard Jones, a St-year-old negro
toy. gave up in disgust, tied up hie bead
sad returned to work. He said he "wanted
te know what it would feel, like in an-
In this speculative mood he placed the
musxle ef a small caliber revolver to his
forehead and pulled the trigger. Tbe ball
tore a furrow through hi scalp and
glanced off his skuIL Hs allot himself
on the stoe ef the heed with like result.
and then piaoed Ihe musxle against his
ebeek and fired. The ball passed through
DAVIS GIVES UP
Council Accepts BetissatioB ef
Member After Formally
. Atkinr for It,
COMMITTEE ASXS rOBMAUTT
Want "to Be Fat in Bight Liht
light Before Public"
DAVIS REFUSES TO BE SEES
Denies Interview When Call is Hade
t Neighbor's House.
M'OOVEBK SEEDS HEAL TEABS
Weeps -When He Thlnke ef Fellew
Cewneilasaa Getting lata Tremble
Me lucre r . la Weaned
ky the fewx-ll.
Charles M. Davis, councilman fram tb
Twelfth ward, accused ot malfrawanra In
office, did not com before th city coun-
n yesterday afternoon, but rnt hi rea-
Ignatlon. which tb council accepted after
formally passing a resolution requesting
him lo Immediately resign. To council
indulged in thl formality at the Instance
of Councilmen McOovni and Funkhouser
of th street Improvement committee,
whom Davta had mentioned involved
In one of hi attempts to obtain money
by questionable means, and who asked
that they be "put In the right light be
fore th public." ' '
Mr. MoOovera and Mr. runxnouasr
were th principal peekcr at th after
noon session of th council, John T. Dil
lon appearing to reiterate assertion he
had mads In reporter and being promptly
requested by a member of th council to
"cut hut remark short
MrUevera la Tears,
With tears la his eyes Mr. McOovern
reviewed th record of the young council
man who had been asked I resign afbw
h had already tendered hit resignation.
He . regretted that the street Improve
ment commute should have been brought
Into the ease at all, and especially ewe
all of them were so frse from taint. Fol- i
lowing Mr. McOovern, Jo Hummel, the
third member ot the committee, carried
a resolution to th elrk, which wa read.
and upon motion of Funhhouser adopt so.
"Before we adopt It." said Councilman
Johnson. "I would Ilk to know If It la
th tame resolution we drew up about
three weeks ago."
Hs wss informed that the legal depart
ment had been Instructed to prepare the
document a few minute before John C.
Klauck walked into the council chamber
with Mr. Davis' resignation.
!. t'aasaalaa, rhaar.
. After the adoption ot the resolution
Davis' resignation wis formally read and
accepted. Th acceptance waa not with
out regret thst It had been presented be
fore th oouutil could make some cam
paign capital ant f what looked Uk a
deficit; nf nrwitnd'nw -ftlm to leeignytba
rebuktnf aim and at th ram tlm leav
ing th Impression that other member
of th council were In no wis mixed up
In the mstter.
Hummel referred to Davta frequently as
'this mn" and "thl fellow," and In
dignation burned In nearly every oouncl!
manic breast. '
Although the council had been Investi
gating Davit for several weeks and had
called him on th carpet and- asked for
explanation, th affair was suppressed
at long a possible, not because It would
hurt the member of th council as can
didate for commissioner, but, explained
one, out of sympathy for him.
Tim Paces esor Likely,
No successor to the deposed councilman '
will be selected. It the council remain of
It preaent opinion. Commissioners are
to be elected May 1 lo atipplant all elec
tive official and the -council will not
bother with choosing a representative for
the Twelfth ward unlet there I a press
ing demand from th residents.
Evidence produced against Davis tends
to prov that he attempted by use ot his
official Influence) to secure money for
hi personal use- His resignation from
the council forestalls any further pro
ceeding by thst body, but he may b
required te testify before the grand Jury.
Councilman Davis returned from Knox-
vllle, la., yesterday morning while th
city council was In sesrion Investigating
hla case. He went Immediately to th
horn ef John C. Klauck. a neighbor.
While tbe council wa preparing for a
special meeting and drawing up a resolu
tion to aak ' Mr. Da via tu resign Mr.
Klauck welkM Into the council chamber
with the young man's resignation. The
resignation waa net listed and said
simply that he desired his office be de
clared vacant Immediately. No action
was taken by his fellow member on tbe
council, except to call a meeting for i
o'clock In th afternoon when "aa at
tempt will be made." said Councilman
McOovern. "to put th other member
right with the public.'-'
Call far tpreial Meetlag.
The call follows:
A special meeting of the i-Uy council of
the city of Oinaha is hereby called for
Thursday, the 7th day of March, Nil, at
t o'clock In the artertioon In the council
chamber ot the city hail building of the
city nf Omaha, for the purtose of consid
ering the rumors and charges made
against the councilman of the Twelfth
ward of said city as to misconduct en
his part as such councilman, and tor
(Continued on Second Page )
to Change the Datej
"To correct a mistaken Impression that I
gone abroad it were well to state thst I
the meeting of the Modern Woodmen of j
Americ assembly at IColumbua, Neb., j
on March It will be held as oriciailly ;
planned, unless something unforscen oc- .
curs." said Prof. Nathan Bernstein,
chairman of the Modern Woodmen as
sembly committee last night.
"Let It be understood, however, that
there la no faction of any sort between
the Hasting Woodmen and this meeting.
"We would have changed out dat to
accommodat th Hastings contingent,
but the committee found the time too
short to sllow for new notice. But the
f lht will find all Woodmen ot Nebraska
harmoniously lined up for th fray aq4
steps will probably be taken to combine I
the fruits of both eoarenttoa. j
"Campa all ever the state are busy
electing representatives to thl meeting." j
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