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VOL. XLII NO. 146.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 0, mi2-F0URTEtiN
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
CZAR NOT SCARED
BY RATTLING OF THE
Novoe Vrcmya, in Inspired Article,
Bays Such Intimidation Will
Frighten No One.
WARNING IS GIVEN TO AUSTRIA
Methods Used When Bosnia Was Oc
cupied Will Not Be Permitted.
SITUATION BECOMES MORE TENSE
War Partisans May Sweep Peaceably
Inclined Ministers Off Feet.
GREECE REFUSES TO SIGN TRUCE
Kegrotlntlons (or Peace Will nesrin
In London Week from I'Villny -
Armistice aa Ilerlned Ciwi
tnlns Fonr Conditions.
LONDON. Doc. 4. Russia has retorted
to the "rattling ot the German sword"
in the Balkan war tangle.
It nfuj declared it will not permit a
repetition ot the methods used when
Austria occupied Bosnia and Herzegovina.
"Such intimidation will frighten no
bodyl" exclaims the Novoe Vremya, com
menting on the German chancellor's, giv
ing prominence tp the Idea of war.
The war parties both In Russia and
Austrln-Hungnry Beem to hold the pub
lic platform 'for the moment against
the peaceably disposed ministers ot those
countries. Any untoward incident or pro
vocative act on the part ot Servia would.
In the opinion of diplomats here, in a
moment set Austria-Hungary In motion
and this probably would loosen forces In
Russia which tho government of the Rus
sian empire would find Itself unable' to
The Novoe Vremya continues:
"History is repeating Itself, but it Is
not so easy to force Russian diplomacy
Into a faint-hearted retreat."
Tho Immediate withdrawal of the vast
Russian deposits In tho German banks
Is ndvocated by many of the RusBlan
Attitude of Greeee. 1
Should Greene persist In Its refusal to
adhere to the armistice "signed yesterday
It would necessarily throw Bulgaria more
closely Into the embrace of Servia and
give fresh encouragement to the Servian
resistance to the European powers who
are practically unamlmous in condemning
the Servian demands.
If Apstrla-Hungry should attempt, as
has been suggested, to employ Rumania
to keep Bulgaria "quiet fn'the 'event of an
Austrian-Servian war, It Is thought that
such action would' only enlarge tlie area
of conflict and precipitate a general
catastrophe. Any Intervention by Ru
mania, it is argued, woul Inevitably com
pel Russia, to take drastic action on tie
halt of the Slavs in the Balkans.
Diplomats realize that the crisis do
inands immediate treatment and efforts
to .bring about an ambassadorial con
ference as quickly ns possible have been
renewed, as It Is thought that this is the
only means of bringing the necessary
pressure into play to extinguish the In
cendiary tendency of tho extremists in
the various countries concerned in tho
Servia has Issued a decree calling 'ip
for servloe all the men in the country
capable ot bearing arms, according to a
news despatch from Sofia, which states
that the information was obtained from
an authoritative source.
Will Negotiate In London.
SOFIAf Bulgaria, Dec. 4. The peace
plenipotentiaries representing Turkey,
Bulgaria, . Srrvia and Montenegro, will
begin thelr work In London on Friday of
The armistice signed at S o'clock last
evening at the villus of Baghtche.'- took
the revised form drafted by Dr. 8. Dan
eff, speaker of the Bulgarian parliament.
It contains the following conditions:
"I. The belligerent armies shall remain
In tho position they at present occupy..
"II. The besieged Turkish fortress shall
not be revlctualed.
"III. The revlctuallng of the Bulgarian
army In the field shall be carried out by
way of the Black sa and Adrlanoplr,
(Continued on Page Two.)
For Nebraska Cloudy; colder.
For Iowa Unsettled weather, with
probably rain; colder.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. m,
6 a. m r
7 a. m
8 a. m
9 a. m -
10 a. m
11 a. in 43
12 m 48
1 p. m 48
3 p. m. 43
3 p. in 43
4 p. in 39
5 p. in 40
6 p. m 4
7 V. in 44
S p. m 43
Comparative l.ocnl Kecore,
1911. 1911. 1910. 1903.
Highest yesterday , 43 46 27 19
Lowest yesterday 31 S 19 s
Mean temperature 42 JS 23 14
Precipitation 00 .00 .14 .21
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal;
Normal temperature ....31
Excess for the day ., 11
Total excess since March 1 .....El
Normal precipitation... 03 Inches
Deficiency for the day 03 Inches
Total rainfall slnca March 1..24.S4 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 3.50 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 19U.16.1S inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1910.14.45 Inches
Reports from 'Stations at 7 l, it.
Station and State Temp. High- Raln-
of v earner, i p m. est.
Cheyenne, snow 22
Davenport, clear 40
Denver, snow 2$
Des Moines, rain Si
Dodge City, clear 53
Lander, cloudy 23
North Platte, pt. cloudy.. 40
Omaha, cloudy 41
Pueblo, cloudy 38
Rapid City, cloudy 18
Halt Luke City, Pt. cloudy.:
Santa Ke. cloudy SS
Sheridan, pt. cloudy 26
Sioux City, rain 38
Valentine, cloudy 38
T Indicate trace or prflnitunnn
L. A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
Woman Wins Suit
Against Oliver Iron
HIBB1XG, Minn., Dec 4. The home ot
Mrs. Elizabeth Hukarl IJend wilt not
tumble into the great open pit ot the
Oliver Iron Mining company, for Mrs.
IJend has won a notable, legal victory
over, the big subsidiary of the United
States Steel corporation. Judge Martin
Hughes late yesterday granted the wo
man a permanent injunction against the
Oliver company and ordered the com
pany to pay tho costs ot tho suit.
Mrs. IJend owned a little home near
the great Sellers optn pit of the Oliver
company. As the mining anil-stripping
operations advanced peril came. If tha
work were not halted the dwelling would
topple Into the excavation. Mrs. IJend
had not much money, but sho had plenty
of courage, and she took her troubles
The case was long fought and many
expedients were adopted by the corpora
tion to win the battle against the woman.
Now, however, the district court has or
dered tho company to ceaso cutting into
or obstructing Mrs. Llcnd's property.
Substantially tho decision, applies only
to the premises of Mrs. IJend and the
streets adjoining, and to no other por
tion of tho territory adjoining the Sellers
The application for a temporary Injunc
tion was made last February, and one of
Its direct results was tho closing down
of the Sollers open pit mine, which has
never since been reopened.
Must Not Marry
BERLIN, Dec. 4. The entry of Ameri
can born wives Into tho German diplo
matic corps Is forbidden from now on,
under a ruling of Imperial Chancellor
Von Bethman-Hollwog, which has re
stored the regulation made by the late
Prince BIsmark, prohibiting German dip
lomats from marrying foreigners. In the
course ot years the regulation has fallen
Former Imperial Chancellor Prince Ber-
hard Von Buelow, with his Italian wife,
Princess Maria Baccndelli di Bologna,
headed a service which was largely
graced by American brides, who Included
Lillian May Langham of Louisville, Ky
the wife ot the late Ambassador Baron
jjpeck Von Stcrnburg and Joanne I.uckc-
meyer or. iew iotk, wue oi mc present
German ambassador at Washington,
Count Johann .Helnrlch Von Bernstortf,
and other ambassadors.
Dr. Von Bethmann-Hollweg has now
Informed tho members of the German
diplomatic service that tho decision ot
nn official of tho German diplomatic
corps serving abroad to marry a fotelgiier
will hereafter be regarded as an expres
sion of his, wish to retire from the ser
Wool from West
Should Take the
WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 4.-In n
supplemental opinion upon tho subject
of the alleged unreasonable rates and
practices of transcontinental railroads in
the transportation of wool, rendered by
the Interstate Commerco commission, it
"That a minimum carload weight of
24,000 prescribed by the commission Im
poses no unreasonable burden on the1
shippers, but actually Increases tha car
efficiency and economy of transporta
tion. "That tho contention of shippers that
baled and sacked wool should tako the
same rates 1& not sustained.
"That the rates on scoured wool from
Now Mexico to casternNlestlnatlons are
oxcesslve and should be 'reduced.
"That wool in the western territory
should take the fourth-class rate."
This decision finally disposes of cases
Instituted by the railroad commission ot
Oregon and tho National Wool Growers
association, which, in one form or an
other, have been pending for several
Water Power Plants
Merged Into Forty
SALT LAKE City, Utah, Dec. 4.-Four-teen
of the largest water power electric
plants in Utah, Idaho and Colorado have
merged in a $40,000,000 corporation, which
will supply railroads, mines, mills and
smelters with power. Announcement wan
made hero today that the deeds com
pleting the merger were signed yester
day In New York by the Electric Bond and
Share company. At the same timo the
articles If oncorporatlon In Utah of the
Utah Power and Light company were
amonded to Increase the capital stock
from 31,000,000 to 340,000,000. D. J. Jack
ling, a prominent mine operator and
banker, is president of the new oompany
and Its headquarters will be maintained in
Salt Lake City. The larger of the com
panies Included In the merger are the
Tellurlde Power company, Ames and Ilium
Hydro-Electric plants In San Miguel
county, Colorado; Durango Gas and Elec
tric company, Colorado; the Grace plant.
Bannock county, Idaho, and the Knight
Consolidated Power company, Utah.
DAHLMAN TO CALL MASS
MEETING ON PLANNING
At the request of Mayor Dahlman a
committee headed by George T. Morton
has been appointed by the Real Estate
exchange to attend a mass meeting on
city planning to be called sometime In
the near future.
The mayor has made similar requests
of all the civic and commercial organi
zations of the city and when all are In
the list the .moss meeting will be called.
The mayor has some ideas about city
'planning which he wants to combine with
the opinions of Omaha' business men and
city planning experts with the end In
view of bringing about proper leglsla-
tlon to govern the future growth of the
JpSSIONStj ' :
First Witness in Impeach
Williams Reluctantly Gives Testi
mony Against Accused Jurist.
INFLUENCES RAIL OFFICIALS
Deal Begins with Request for As
sistance of Arohbald.
JUDGE IS THE SILENT PARTY
Document Asalacnlna- Tart of Wil
liams' lntrrent In Culm Ilnmu to
.lodge Admitted an Rvl
dence After Klirht.
WASHINGTON, Dec. I.-Admisslons
that Judge Robert W. Archbald of tho
court of commerce had been Interested
with him in a deal for tho Katydid cillm
dump, near Scrnnton, Pa., and would
have profited from the sale of the prop
erty were drawn today from Rdvynrd J.
Williams of Dunmore, Pa., befo'ro tho
sunnte court of Impeachment which is
trying tho jurist for alleged misconduct.
Williams was tho first witness sum
moned In the Impeachment of Judge Aroh
bald. Standing at the. elevated clerk's
desk in the senate and facing Judgo
Archbald, who had been his friend, ho
said for thirty years, tho aged Welch
man became a silent witness to tho duel
between the houso managers and Judge
Archbnld's lawyers as to what evidence
and what testimony should bo admitted
before tho court.
Chief Interest today centered nbout the
first article of tho charges, which alleged
that Judge Arohbald hud exerted Influ
ence upon officers of tho Erio railroad,
which then had a lighterage caw pend
ing in his court, to compel them to give
an option to Williams upon Its portion ot
tho Katydid refuse coal heaps, owned
through Its subsidiary company, the
Hlllsdatc Coal and Iron company.
To Get Half of Profits.
Williams declared Judge Archbald had
nothing to do with getting tlio option,
further than to apt, as his friend and
recommend him to the officers ot the
Hlllsdalo company. Later, however, under
the questions of Representative Webb of
North Carolina, , ho sold Judgo Archbald
would have received hulf of tho profits
realized from tho sale ot tho property.
"What did Judgo Archbald do for which
ho was to receive one-half of tho profits
from the coal dump?" demanded Rep
"It was none ofanybody's business If 1
wished to give It to him," retorted WIN
""to "t tits later he added tlldt"Uio inter-'
; . ..r th,iifa AriValH raMultrtd from
i cat w i , niiRL .
"what ho did for me" ami that "It wus
partly through his Influence that 1 got
The deal, us outlined by nuams,
began when ho went to Judgo Archbald
and usked his assistance in getting an
option from the Hlllsdalo company. Judgo
Archbald, ho said, gave him a letter to
W. A. Mav. superintendent of the Hllls
dalo company, but Captain May declined
to give him an option on the dump. .
"1 went back and told Judge ArciiDain
I did not get It and he said he would
seo about it," said Williams.
Judgo Archbald'B attorneys fought
agalivst tho admission of a document pur
porting to atelgn part of Williams in
terest In the culm dump to William P.
Boland and a "silent party," supposed to
bo Judgo Autnbuiii.
A. S. Worthlngton, counsel for the ac
cused, declared tho paper had been
prepared a sa damning piece of evidence"
In the office ot William P. Boland of
Scranton and that "It shows part of tho
conspiracy against Judge Archbald and
tho attempt to get htm Into trouble."
Tho senate was finally forced to a vote
and tho document was admitted a evi
dence. From Williams Representative Webb
finally drew again the admission made
int summer In the house investigation,
fthat ho had drawn up an assignment of
nart of tho option to Boland and judge
Archbald, naming the latter as the "silent
party" because he thought it might get
him into trouble It he were an open
party to tho deal.
Sent to President
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.-"Dear Old
TH-c.iHnuf. I hate to give you up. God
With those touching words, an old
soldier of Missouri, appealing for the pay
ment of his "back pay" concluded a
letter received by President Taft today.
"Dear and Well Beloved Old President
Will your honor please allow me to pen
you a few lnes in regard to my back
"I raw quite a while back where you
ordered the paymaster to pay that back
pay not later than the coming Tuesday.
I have not receivel mine. Will your
honor please awaken that paymaster?"
Nobody hero knows what back pay Is
duo the soldier and Secretary of the
Treasury MaoVeagh has begun an in
vestigation of the claims.
PROBABLE WILL BE JAN. 4
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. Details of the
republican reorganization dinner In New
York next month were discussed today
at a brief conference between Secretary
Hllles andformer Representative Olcott
of New York. January 4 practically has
been decided upon as the date. President
Taft will be the principal speaker- Tho
affair probably will be glvenfln the Waldorf-Astoria
and Invitations will be sent
to 1.S00 republicans. President Taft has
already made It Known that he will not
permit his name to be uued as a candl
date in 191 and the speakers will be
I asked not to make any references of that
i - "
REORGANIZE JJNION PACIFIC
Harriman Officials Are All Flooking
to Salt Lake City.
MEETING TO BE HELD THURSDAY
l.ocnl Railroad Men Xny that Omalin
Will lie llenefltril anil that
Union Purine Men Will
He Helped hy Chnnire.
Whllo everything Is up In the air so far
as what Is to be tho ultimate, outcome
relative to the divorcement of the Union
und Southern Pacific roads, It U con
coded Jjy. .alt of thej-allroud- men: that
Omaha will be A gainer by tho final ad-
Special trains and special cars during
the last twenty-tout hours have carried
all of the executive and traffic officers
of tho Interested roads to Salt Lake City,
whero today the first meeting look
Ing to the formation of somo plan to be
submitted to tho executive committee In
Now York will be held. What this meet
ing will determine, upon no one knows,
but railroad men 'who claim to bo close
to the throno of the powers that be say
that there will bo a recqmmcndatlon that
the Central Pacific from Ogdcn to San
Francisco be taken over by the Union
Pacific, as provided for by the decision
of the United States supremo court.
There Is also an opinion prevalent that
there will bo a recommendation that the
executive committee, or boanl, as It now
exists, be abolished, thus doing away
with salaries of the members, which, in
the aggregate, run up to something like
1203,000 annually. It Is contended that
the new Union Pacific from Omaha to
San Francisco, with Its branohes running
to Portland and HeUttlo, can be better
managed by the president and his traffic
managers than by a number of princely
salaried gentlemen sitting In the New
York offices, who know nothing about
actual conditions, nalde from tha facts'
that they gather from the dally reports
sent out from Omaha and other head
quarters points on the system,
Union Pacific Men In Control.
Anotluer thing that seems probable, ac
cording to railroad men, is that the
Union Paclfio men will again come back
Into their own. When the merger oc
curred each ot tha Pacific roads had
general agents in all oi the large cities
of the country. When the merger was
complete Southern Paclfio interests and
Southern Pacific men dominated and as
a rule the Union Paclfio men were let out
and those who had been under th Hunt
ington regime held on at largely In
With the old Southern Pacific Influence
gone, men who have studied the situation,
give It as their opinion with the divorce
decree signed and sealed, Union Pacific
men will get back Into their old positions,
or better ones and those who wore sub
servient to the Huntington Interests, will
bo the ones who will do the walking. It
Is believed that this will apply In high
aa well bh in low places.
As to the Ogden gateway, railroad men,
others than those ot the Union Pacific,
say that It will be closed tighter than
ever and that this would be detrimental
to coast business both ways, were It not
for the fact that the Western Pacific Is
completed Into San Francisco, giving an
outlet to traffic, both freight and pas.
The court decision provides that the
Union Pacific, inside of ninety days from
the rising of the court, shall submit a
plan for reorganization. Railroad men
say the plan will be ready long before
that date. They contend that all of tho
preliminaries will be formulated at the
Salt Lake meeting and that about all
that will remain to be done will be to
secure the approval by the executive
committee, which all agree will be In con
trol of the situation until after the court
passes upon the plan.
llHttlrnhlpa Heave Jfrtr Orlraus.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 4-Aftnr a
visit here of nearly a week the battle
ships Minnesota, Kansas, Michigan and
South Carolina, under command of IW-ar
Admiral Fletcher, weighed anchor this
morning and sailed for the passes. The
division will stop at Galveston, Tex, on
Its way to Vera Cruz, Mexico,
Leap Year is Passing
' -1)0 II
The National Capital
Wednesday, December 4, HtfJ,
Convened at noon.
Nominations by the president Included
Walter F. Frear us governor of Hawaii.
Senator Brlstow IntroduoHl resolutions
for the initiative anil recall of judicial
Sub committee on commerce heard rep
resentatives of capital and labor on pro
posed seamen's involuntary servitude bill.
Court ot Impeachment begun taking ot
testimony In trial ot Judgo Archbald.
Chairman Martin of Joint commission
to Investlguto foreign purchase of Amer
ican tobacco announced commission would
Convened at noon.
Annual report ot secretary of treasury
tfa road. ' ' .
Chalrnlitn Padgett of naval affairs com
mittee Introduced bill to confer title of
admiral on commander-in-chief of At
lantic and Paclfio battleship fleets.
New York delegation .caucused and l
cldrd to oppose Burnett Immigration bill,
prescribing literacy test for Immigrants.
Passed CrugO bill to pension Spanish
war veterans, widows and children.
Banking and currency commission will
moot Thursday to consider Lew bill for
doposlt of W0.O00.000 by treasury in naP
tlonal banks to relievo financial
Prouty Drafts Bill
to Unload All Cars
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.-(Spcclal Tele
gram.) A solution for tho problem of
car shortage was offered by Representa
tive Prouty ot Iowa In a bill ho Intro
duced, The gist of tho bill Is that rail
road companies shall require consignees
to unload their freight in five days, de
murrage or no demurrage, mid that If
tho railroad company dora not enforce
this right it will he liable to damages to
tho person ordering cars and not receiv
"The railroad people wiy that the
shortage In cars does not result from the
railroads not having sufficient rolling'
stock," said Judge Prouty today, "but
from the uso to which the cars arc, put.
The shipper naff found that It la cheaper
to use cars for warehouses than It Is to
build warehouses. It Is said there are
now standing on the trackH at New Or
leans 6,000 box cars that have been so
held from ten to thirty days, whllo tha
business ot the country Is paralyzed by
lack of cars to movo pressing traffic.
"This condition Is intolerable. 1 sup
pose my bill la to make tho railroads put
cars to their legitimate use. I expect to
follow with another clothing tho Inter
state Commerce commission with author
ity to Investigate tho rolling stock of
railroads to ascertain If they have suffi
cient stock to meet the demands, and if
they have not, to clothe them with power
to require additional equipment."
Decide to Use Bombs
in House of Commons
LONDON, Dec. 4,-The militant suffra
gettes decided, at a recent meet
ing, to resort to the use of explosives If
the government refuses to Incorporate
woman suffrage In the forthcoming fran
chise bill, according to a statement is
sued by a news agency today. Volunteer
are to be called for to use bombs, both
Inside and outside the House- of Com
mons. MAN AND WOMAN ARE
SENTENCED FOR MURDER
LISBON, O., Dec, 4 -Judge Moore this
afternoon sentenced Mrs, Mary Burrows
to five years in the state penitentiary
at hard labor, and John Coburn to Indefi
nite stay In Mansfield reformatory for
killing Contractor Richard Burrows at
East Liverpool, O., September 2,
TAFT TO NAME POSTMASTERS
President Informs Mr. Rosewnter He
Will Adhere to Polioy.
NOMINATIONS UP TO SENATE
Chief Hxri'ntlve lleurnrilfl Work III
Conatltiitloiial lluty and Will Not
tthlrk II, l.rnvliiur Upper Chnm
lirr to Art Upon It.
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.-(Speclsl Tile
gram.) After a , protracted conference
with President Taft today, Victor Rose.
water, ex-national chairman of the re
publican national committee, said:
"President Taft slated to mo that he
would oontliniL- to do his full and consti
tutional duty by sending to the sonutn
the names of jtostmastcrs entitled to re
appointment and such other names aa
come up In tho ordlnnry coilrsn of gov
ernmental husli'ess and h will stand be
hind his nominations with all his
strength, leaving to the senate the ques
tion of confirmation.
"Should tho nominations fall," said Mr.
Rnsewater, "In view of the already loud
protest mndo by tho dcmocrntH, especially
against pnstmHstershlps( tho party to as
sume completo power of tho government
on March 4 next must take full respon
sibility." Mr. Rosewater returned to Baltimore,
this afternoon to visit with relatives,
hut will return to Washington on Sutur
F. D. Wcad and Wllllom Stull of
Onmlia arrlvod In Washington thl
morning to nttend the ninth annual meet
Ing of tho national rivers nnd harbors
congress. It Is believed that In view of
tho Illness of Henry T. Clarke, Mr. Stull
will ho appointed as ono of tho vice
presidents ot the organization.
I'rntir, Hull Clerk's IMsi-liarse.
By tho terms of a resolution passed by
the senate today tho Postofflco depart
ment Is culled upon to furnish all corre
spondonco relating to tho demotion of
William Hall, C. II. Erwln, R. E. Erwln,
J. J. Nlgley and C. P. Rodman, railway
moll clerks In Nebraska.
Senator Hitchcock, who introduced the
resolution, said that the demotions were
made about a year ago, and (hat the
clorks In question hod been unablo to
get satisfaction from tho department as
to the charge against them. It developed
later that the cause for their demotion
was they were alleged to have upheld a
publication Inimical to the department.
Senator and Mrs. Norrls Brown are In
Washington and will live ut the Portland
for tho winter.
Poison Kills Girl;
Note Says Suicide
CLEVELAND, O., Deo. I. Tho body of
a well dressed woman about IS years old,
was found In Wado park here lata today.
She died from tho effects of poison
shortly after sho was found. The only
cluo to her Identity was the namo
"Muthernoii, Los Angeles" on tho Insido
of tho Jacket of her tailored suit. A plain
band ring was tho only Jewelry sho
A note pinned on Iter breast said:
"This Is a plain caso of self-murder. It
ts not necessary to hold an Inquest. There
are no relatives to notify."
The womun wns about five feet four
inches tall, weighed about 115 pounds, and
had four gold upper bark teeth.
FATAL STABBING FOLLOWS
HAZING" OF A PREACHER
8PR1NGLIELD. Mo., Dec. 4.-Bryan
Crane, the 16-year-old- son of Dr. T. V.
U. Crane of this city, died morning at
a hospital of two Itnlfo wounds In the
abdomen Inflicted Saturday following a
hazing party at Morrlsvlllo college. Mil
lard Copeland, a 26-year-old student, la
under arrest charged with the stubbing.
After tho hazing of Copeland. he Is said
to have hunted up Crane and to have
attacked him in a dormitory.
POLITICAL POT IS
AT BOILING POINT
Chief Excoutive Appoints Nominat
ing Committee to Make Report
on Choice This Morning.
UNKNOWN INFLUENCE AT WORK
Attitude of President Philbriok Con
tinues to Be Closed Secret.
MRS. SMITH GAINS STRENGTH
Mrs. McKclvey is After Presidency,
but She Will Not Admit It.
SOME DELEGATIONS DIVIDED
nilrtj-Kerond Annual Convention ot
Htnte SnffriiKC An'lntloii Opens
Wednesday and Will Continue
With tha nluiolntmcnt of the nomi
nating committee, tho duty of which Is
to select and recommend candidates for
offices In tho Nebraska SuffrnRo asso
ciation, the political pot wns set to boil
ing yesterday, hardly before that organli
xntlon had settled down to the Thirty-
second annual convention, which will
continue throughout Friday.
Mm Iimn been smoldering untlcnicaui
tho kettle for somo time, but not until
tho nominating committee was hh
nounced by President Inez C. Phllbrlck
worn the embers fanned Into a flume,
and moro filcl added. Thcro Is a gen
eral feeling that Mrs. Draper Smith, a.
womnn ot excellent ability nnd widely
known throughout tho state, will becomo
thn next nresldent of tho association, yet
thcro Is an undercurrent if politics that
appears disconcerting to tho leas cour
WorkliiK Democratic Sentiment.
Mrs. Blanche McKclvey Is In the rrcs
for the presidency, though sho does not
openly admit it. Hho ha been worklmt
quietly and under cover most of tho
time, nnd thn result Ik that her strength
In nn unknown qunnlW. Although hor
plan to virtually adopt tho Nebraska
Suffrage association and muko It a part
and parcel of tho Women's State Dcnut-
crutlo league, of which sho was organ
izer nnd Ih president, was exploded sev
eral days ago, she Is still, working along
those lines hoping to retain tno support
of those democratic) sisters who are af
filiated with tho HUffrngo organization.
Hho Is a deleguto to tho stalo conven
tion from tho Omitha Suffragn associa
tion, the oldest body hi thu city, and It
nppears that sho will rccclvo tho solid
votn of that, delegation. Mrs. Draper
Smith, who Is a member of tho Polltlcut
Equality league, - -cupeclJ a, solid , vcito
from her delegation, In addition to 'that
of tho Equal Franchise society, which
Is admittedly a unit for her.
President Phlllirlrli'H Attitude.
Thus, It Ih seen that Mrs. Smith con
trols a majority of tho Omaha votes,
nnd she hns been gaining strength out
in thn Ntnto rapidly slnco It becamo
known that Mrs. McICelvleattcmpted to
make tha suffraglatH an auxiliary to her
Whllo many pIiohch of the fight for the
presidency nro now on tho surface thcio
Is an element of uncertainty In the attl
tudn of President Phllbrlck nnd the per
sonnel of hur nominating committee. Mrs,
Phtlbrlck'H support no doubt would bo
of valuo to either cnudldate, but sho re
fuses to express her sentiment. Sho will
neither say sha Is for or ngalnst cither
candidate. Whether or not tho members
of tho nominating committor, who aro
no doubt Phllbrlck friends, will have any
Influence, tho women generally aro not
prepared to state.
At uny rate there will be two candi
dates In tho field and It will rest upon
the convention to mnke a choice. If
thero aro ,nny contests for other offices
thoy fade Into Insignificancy as com
pared with tho Jockoylng between tlw
two presidential candidates and their
Xrv Departure Is Taken,
The nominating commltteo of ten Is to
report nominees for tho offices, to thn
general body this morning, twenty-four
hours before tho election Is to tnke plnco.
President Phllbrlck, In nominating the
committee, stated that while the constU
tutlon did not provdfor such a com
mltteo nnd hucIi a method of nominating,
she nevertheless believed It a good way
to facilitate matters. ' Some of the other
associations lit tho country have found
this a very good means of getting tha
(Continued on Page Four.)
If you're going to leave
the city -- if you've got
more ears in your gar
age than you can use
if you don't' care .to
keep a car during iho
winter season i f
you've got your fancy
fixed on one of the
brand new models if
for any reason under the
sun you want to dispose
of your automobile aud
do it quick take the
selling route whore tho
going's good and tho
grades aro easy whore
there's absolutely no
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