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The Omaha Daily Bee The Paper With a Purpose The Paper That Does Things THE WEATHER. Fair; Cooler VOL. XLll NO. 194. OMAHA. TliriiSDAY MORNING, .JANUARY SINULK COPY TWO CENTS. RUSSIA AND ARE ON VERGE OF WAR OVER BOONDARIES Proposed Limits of New State of Albania Are Subject of Serious Difference of Opinion. CZAR TAKES SIDE OF SERVIA , . I . . . ,. . Belief in Russia that Too Much Has Already Been Conceded. PEACE CONFERENCE IS ENDED Note Drawn Up by Allies is Deliv ered to Turkish Envoys. DELEGATES LEAVING LONDON Action la Due to Nevra uf I'nrrat In Turkish Arm Austrln I'rrimr Inir to Send Wirhli to Conntnntlnnple. ST. PETKRSBURa. Jan. 29. -The ples ent state of affairs between Russia and 'Austria Is regarded hero ag extremely delicate. The war par.y is now In the saddle In Austria and Russia has 1,600,001) men serving with the colors. The trouble Is Over the, boundaries of Albania. As explained by a high diplo matic official In the Bourse Gazette to day Russia haa recognized In an agreement'-with Austria that the Turkish fort resses, of Scutari and Janlna belong to the future Albanian nation. The condition Is to be Imposed, however that the military and economic Interests of the adjacent Montenegrin and Greek populations be suitably guaranteed. It Is thought that this will be accom plished by dismantling the fortifications of the two cities and allowing the free passage of goods. Russia, on the other hand, the diplomat declared, regards Prisrend, Jakesa nnd Ipek as belonging to Servla. - The position thus taken by Russia will enormously Increase the difficulties of tho Russian foreign office In coping with pubtlo opinion, which may regard the abandonment of Scutari and Janlna as an unnecessary concession to Austria and a sacrifice of Slav interests. The seriousness of the situation arises from the fear that Austria, by Its success In this respect, may be encouraged to make further demands. The Russian foreign office hopes, how ever, that Austria will now adopt a con ciliatory attitude. The absence of any definite Indication that It will do this Is probably the reason why Russia has not taken any stepB to reduce Its army to Its normal proportions. In spite of several tin nounoements from Vienna of the tils tntssal of reservls'ts there. 'lece Conference Is Ended. LONDON, Jan. 29. Tho note drafted fcjf the 'peafce'cfelegaTes of tfie alife's wuu delivered by Stbjan Novakovltch. head of the Servian delegation, to Hechad Pasha today, The factor impelling this action was thi receipt of reports of grave ferment among the Turkish troops on the Tchat alja. lines, many of. whom appear to be unwilling to follow the lead of the young Turks. It Is considered here that In view of the Internal complications In Turkey OUahmoud .8heket Pasha, the new grand vizier, may yield before the energetic act of the allies. ' - The gravity of the situation at Con stantinople Is shb'wn .by. the. largo, naval forces concentrated by the European powers at the entrance . to the. Darda nells. Even Austria-Hungary, which hud refused to join the other powers In naval warships to be ready to start for the cast General. War lmpornlile. "While the clouds are gathering over Constantinople the astronomers who - make a study of the European Arma ment consider that the general peace of Europe Is no longer In danger. As proot they point out that Italy has Just dis banded an army of 100,000 soldiers wbc served In Tripoli. Rechad Pasha expressed the hope that the powers, "realising the unfair treat ment which has been inflicted on Tur key," would help the Porto' to surmoun. Its present difficulties, "thus Insuring the definite political and economic set tlement of the whole eastern problem." Several members of the Bulgarian peace mission left- London today, Including T Theodoroff, the Bulgarian minister of finance, and Lieutenant Tsanoff, a grad uate ot Harvard, who has been acting an Attache and Is returning to his regiment. WarnloK from Gerninnr. CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 29. "Hand off all the Turkish possessions in AsiuV' was Germany's pointed notification to day to everyone concerned. It was given by the German ambassador to Turkey In a speech at the Teutonic club's annual dinner in honor ot Emperor William's birthday. "The future of Turkey lies In Aria Minor," Baron- Hans von Wangenheim told an enthusiastic gathering of his com- patriot. He continued; "The German Interests in Asia Mlnir are very great and are bound up wjth those ot Turkey. The recent note of the European powers, promised that Turkov -would be aided in Its future development Germany will lend powerful assistance in this cause. "In any oase, however, o all the Turk ish possessions In Asia, Germany will Attach the label Touch me not.' " The Weather For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity Falrf not much change In temperature. Temperature at Oiumub Yeatenlny. r Hoar Temp. 6 a. m. 36 0 a. m , S3 gj; m!!'. 3! 9 a. ni 34 Ml m 27 11 r. ... A Tl 13 m... ' I I 1 p. in...., M - I" On 2 tl. in M 4 mf 5 p. m P'" 8 pi m!!!")!.'!!" 1TA Former Omaha Man Killed by Fall from Eighteenth Story NEW YOHK, Jan. IS.-Morrla II. Ueall, a lawyer, sat oh the wlndowstll of tits office this afternoon, gazed down-lghtecn stories to the roof of tho skyscraper bollerhouse below. A moment later ho was swaying uncertainly on his narrow seat. Then ho somersaulteil down and lay crumpled up a dozen step from n I young woman at a telephone switchboard i ' r. . . . The girl calmly catted up police head- .nuntters and told them of the tragedy. ' ,, ,,,,, .,, IcU, .... Krom papets In his officii It was learned that he was a native of Omaha, had been a member ot the etnas of '91 nt Yale and was once managing elci;k of the law firm of Carter. Hughes .c Dwlght. of which Justice Hughes was a member. Morris Ueall was an Omnha boy. hav ing graduated from the Omnha High school In 1S99. when ha went to Yale und was prominent on the Ynle base ball team at the same time as the late Dr. Fred crlck Hustln. who wus ciiptnln of the team. Ills mother. Mrs. Ellen Ueall. who Is now living In New York, loft Omnha but two weeks ago after u Visit wuu Mrs. V. U. Caldwell. -She Is Mrs. Cald well's aunt. Mrs. Hcall Is a daughter of t.-.- I ,lr,,.tn.1 lull ,1 r."""?r.:rL pioneer of this community. Morris BcaU was also a cousin of Robert Patrick, an Omaha attorney. Steel Corporation Inquiry May End This Afternoon! NEW YORK. Jan. 29. Tho case ot the government in its suit to dissolve the United States Steel corporation may close today. Government counsel announced they would finish taking testimony thU afternoon, but reserved the right to call additional witnesses later. Attorneys for the Steel corporation said they hoped to proceed with their side some time In March. v P. II, Nelson, an Iron ore expert, who testified yesterday that the Steel cor poration paid too high a prlco when It leased the Hill ore lands was crossed-ex-amlned today by Frederick It. Kellogg, counsel for the trustees ot the Hill lands. Nelson reiterated that tho average royal ties paid In IStOT'for ore leases In the Lake Superior aistrlct were aDout -to cents u i ton compared with 85 cents a ton paid to the Hill trustees by the Steel corporation. The witness admitted that In 1909 and 1910 properties containing 2,000,000 tons of ore were leased for as high as $1.33 a ton by Independent Interests. Federal Judges Should Not Annul SJate, Laws-Landis, CHICAGO, Jan. 3. "Indecent Invasion ot the domain of the state courts by the federal courts has'' put -a club Into the hands of the peoplp who are assailing the judiciary of the country." .United Stages District Judge. I-andls de livered himself of thlH opinion from the bench today in refusing to entertain a petition for a writ of habeas corpus In which the municipal court is attacked as nn Institution without existence In law. . "I will not lend myself to pass upon j the validity of an' enactment of the leg- Itlature of Illinois when none of the I state courts have been resorted to for j relief," said Judge Landls. There is not anything more unseemly than a mere United States Judge presuming to annul the act of a state legislature." Mandate Issued in "Pa f'f'On' flntTl DV fid C!0 X OlUllCU VJUXiiUJ. UtXOC WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. The supreme cout today granted the request of the Ue- partment of Justice for an immediate Issue of the court's mandate In the Pat ten cotton corner case. The mandate "s the official notification to the fedtirjl court of southern New York that the su preme court has reversed the New York court's holding that the Indictments against James Patten, Eugene G. Scales. Frank B. Hayne nnd William P. Brown for alleged conspiracy to corner cotton did not state an offense under the Slier t man anti-trust law. The mandate place the case before the lower -ourt for. trial. In the regular course the mandate would not have been Issued until February (i. but Solicitor General Bullitt requested Its Issue, slating that the statute of limita tions would run before long In the case, and that It mlMit possibly be desired. In case the Indictment was held bad on some points not concerning the construction uf the, Sherman anti-trust law. to bring tie Indictments. The effect of the court's order will be to put the government In position to prcs the case against the defendant, and Sec retary It. M. Thompson, who' Whs In dicted on the tame charge, but die not question the construction ot the Sherma-i law. as soon as the papers Issued bv the court today reached New York. Unless some settlement or further technical ob- Jectlon to the indictments are made th case will proceed to trial. tt reHolutlon to declare Fall elected. Only , 11 j three votes were recorded against It. Chicago May Change experts find books Names of 400 Streets of former clerk short CHICAGO, Jan. li.-Swceplng changes OABBOLU la.. Jan. 28.-The accounts In the street names In Chicago, especially iof John are,oh' trr clerk of the dls on the north and west sides, are aug-i,rlct court' who co,"ml'-1 ""'co Jan gested In a report submitted last night b uary ll' werf Bhort W,J"' accTnK to a subcommittee on street nomenclature Kreprt, ot Wrt Mcountwt, to to the council committee on streets. I'1? b? ot "P"r,,8 U,.tod.y. Ore ch "If the changes go -Into effect they jk"led himself while hi. books were being will be felt by practically every person ' "amlned by COr"m'ttee ot board- n me cur, orresponainK cnances will . mnrifi In th nnm- nt .l.vl.H stations, In telephone and city directories' : and In addresses. There are now In use In the city 1.761 rniStreet reet names. Among these there are ,178 plications. 100 ot which by the report' I duti Will IW eliminated. (it th irttnl ,liml,. 58 8S3 are streets on the same line, but dlf- 6R ferent names, 1)6 of these being ellmln- Btioted ,,y ,he p0P08e, change. The total 1? n"mber of streets to be changed Is 81S. HORSES OPON FARMS IjUUU) Total Increases Forty-Eight Thou sand Over Estimate Made Last Year. RECORD NUMBER FOR MULES Four Million Humbler Beasts of ! Burden, Government's Guess. , FEWER FOOD ANIMALS FOUND Cattle Decrease in Number More Than a Million. INCREASE IN THE TOTAL VALUE Worth of All l-'nrm Anlmnls 11 turn I'oiir Hundred nnd .liiety-Tliree Million llollnrn Since (Ine A enr Ako, WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. -The Introdtio toln of the automobile on farms of the Flitted Stutes has not displaced the horso or mule, for the latest estimate of tho ! number of these animal on farms Jnnu- " "1 n-.. 1 ,1.1.. .. ...,,.,i..A,l l.t.l,,.. I... f Agrlcu.ture. shows n.r, horses than ever before, except In I9"9 and 1910, und more mules than In uti.v other year on record. Horses and mule were of greater value than ever before, except In 1911. The number of horses In creased 58,000 over last year and mulu Increased 24,100. While the number of beasts of burden Ion tho farm Increased, the number of food 'illiltnuln ilnnrnnnml Atlllr i-rtu'e ili.nroii nml ! 202,003 since January 1. 1912; other cnttlo decreased 1,230.000, sheep decreased SMI jooo and swine decreased 1,232,000. In average value per head compared with 1912 horses Increased $4. S3: mules. $3.80; milch cows, $3.63; other cnttlc, $3.10. sheep, 48 cents; swine, $1.S6. In total value the Increases were: Horses, $103. G2S.000; mules, $19,33S,000; milch cows, $107. 309,000; other cattle, $1W,6S1.000; sheep. .$21,609,000; swine $79,781,000. The total value of all furm anlmala Increased $49-1,-456,000, or 9.9 per cent, ocer 1912. j KlKtirrn t-'oniiiureil l.nnl 1 mr, I The number, value per head nnd ag- gresate value of the various farm unl--j mnln rnmrmffwl with lnt vn&f' limrv i n;,.. i... t.inDv.i, wtuvi.inv, luiiumi vii n i 2,M,ww; value, ?uo.7. compared with . $105.94; aggregate value. $1,27S,222,0W, com pared with $2,172,694,000. j lulcs, 4.3.S6.000, CompamT with 4.302.001); value. $124.31, compared $tlh $120.51: ag gregate value, $543,245,000, compared with $525,657,000. Milch cows, 20,497.000, compared with 20 099,000; value $45.02, Compared with $39.30; aggregate value. t22,783,000, coin pared with $815,414,000. Other cattle, 36,030,000, compared with 37.3Xf.000; value, $215, conipareU with $21.20; aggregate value, $1X9,6.15,000, com pa led with $7W.04?l)j---5 . Sheep. 51,482,000. compared with K,362,u00; value, $3.91, compared with $3.46; aggre gste value, $202,779,000, compared with $181,170,000. Swine, 61,178,000, compared with 65,410,0tO; value. $9.86, compared with $8; agreRt" 1 value, $603,109,000, compared with 328,000. Third Advance in Price of Crude Oil , Within a Week l PITTSBURGH. Ja.. Jan. 29.-The third I advance in the price of crude oils hls week, was announced today Pennsylvania crude being placed at $2.26, tho highest I prlco It has commanded since 189G. Other i new prices are: Mercer Black, New Castle and Corning. $1.79: Cabell. $1.86: Somerset, $1.31 and Ragland, 70 cents. ThB ,., nrlces havn rau.ed nrnrinntlnr f The new prices have caused productlng I , . .... . ..... companies to predict that the next few month will witness a return of activity )ln the oil fields of western Pennsylvania, ' eastern Ohio and West Virginia. INDEPENDENCE, Kan., Jan. 29. The price ot crude oil here was today ad vanced 2 cents a barrel by the Prairie Oil and Gas company. Election of Four , Tj iini i fcenatOrS IS itatllieCl , CHEYWNNE. Wyo., Jan. 29.-The Wyo- mlng legislature In Joint session today nt noon ratified the election of Senator Francis B. Warren to aucceed himself In the United States senate. Senator Warren was present and acknow wledged the honor with a short address. TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 29. William II Thompson of Garden City, a democrat, was elected senator to succeed Charles Curtis by the Kansas legislature In Joint j acnmuii iixiuy. x ne vuie wus practically unanimous. LITTLE BOCK. Ark., Jan. 29,-Joseph T. Iloblnson, democrat, was today elected United States senator to succeed the late Jeff Davis by the Arkansas legislature In JpJn session. SANTA FE, N. M.r Jan. 29. The tate legislature In Joint session today ratified I the election of Senator H. Full. The I democrats voted with the republicans on : aai mr- I AaIUADO UULLIUC UN CHICAGO' BOULEVARD CHICAGO. Jan. 29.-A collision of two taxlcabs on Washington Park boulevard j lesulted In the severe Injury of nine pcr- . u.ina Y.. ,.f ut.'.m .11 Those per haps fatally hurt were Mrs. David Kl watut and Mrx'James M. Swift. Ir. M. f. Schoenbrod and two members of his family were among those badly hurt. sen 1 r 'WJm Krom tho Cleveland Plain Dealer. PRIMARY FOR POSTMASTER Congressman Stevens Raps Committeeman- Hall Over Knuckles. ONLY DEMOCRATS NEED PPLY Auylmdr Slny Vote, lint Cnndlilnle .11 nut Come with (lie O. K. of 'the l.ornl Part l,rnilerM. WASH1NGTQN. Jan. 25, 191:. To Dr. P. u Hall,, Lincoln, Neh.-My d.ar Dr. Hall islnce i-onversntloi) with you lust Thursduy 1 learned that you proposed Issuing a statement protesting ugaltiht tho method I have adopted in my district giving tho people a voice In selecting their postmasters. 1 was greatly Bur- prised that you should taku this cuurBn without mentioning the matter to m when I was right thero In your offlco the day you Issued your manifesto. Not only wan I surprised at your method of procedure and what you had' to say on the subject when 1 read It later In tho press, but very greatly aurprlsBd that you I should, eel-dalled .upon to nve3deJ;i a llooif miatter "that concerns only tho yea pie of this district. I Nlon't like the Idea ot those who preach local self-government when the llnuor question Is Involved throwing fits at tho Idea of local self government, when applied to the election i of tuiMtiimstprs. I hnVn rend vnllr state- . mnnl nurnflill,- n ,,t tlirt uPiriinmnti Villi mnko clenrly belong to tho dark ages In politics, when tho boss was supreme and j parceled out the -offices for either money' I or party set-vice according to his moral I standards. We have passed that period now, and I regret to notice that many i do not know It and aro still claiming j the right to speak for tho people, even I to picking out their local officers for them. I notice, with regret that you, too, are claiming thu privilege of speaking for j t,1(t pcop,(, , , reBlucl, , ordor tlmt I may not do you an Injustice I will note the portions of your statement which 1 1 desire to discuss. You stato: "I am I unalterably opposed to permitting repub- i.. . ... ',cans P" ' democratic . postmasters, under tho com- ; Ins democratic administration." 13ven republican admit the fairness of the democratic claim that the offices be long to the democrats at this time, under a democratic president, but It Is a re markable contention oven nmong rank partisans to holc that republicans would by voting for a democrat for postmaster i weaken h democratic administration at I Washington, and much more remarkable when a man ot your usual ciear unuer- standing advocates It In Nebraska. I i want to remind you that wo would not , have a single oemocrai in congress irom : Nebraska were It not for liberal minded, ! Patriotic republicans ttio thought more of country than party and proved It by ! voting for the three democrats now xrp- resenting this state In congress, in my own cone nearly S.000 republicans had to scratch their tickets In order to voto for inc. and by doing so gave me 8,000 or 10,000 more votes than were cast for Wil son and Marshall In this district. A coin you state: "Further, It would only be natural for republicans, If al lowed to .participate In the selection of these appointees, to select, so far as they could, only those who would best serve their purposes." That statement In effect Is that no democrat should allow a re publican to voto for him lest he "would be under the blight Uf being suspected of serving the republican party. To show you the contempt 1 have for such a theory I will say that I am proud of tho 5,000 republican votes I got In this district, because I got them, as everybody In the Third district knows, bvpreachlng red- jhot progressive democrrft'fo doctrines, and I am Just about as upt to waver In my I practicing what I preach as I nm to back up on my contention in oenair or tne people's rights In this matter of choosing postmasters. Yau also labor under great error when ypu clans these small pasloffices as n great political asset. I have never had any particular opposition from republican postmasters. As a rule they use the fact that they are officials to get out of party work, Ijiut fall I estimated that alout 'hlllf of t,"Mn ln thl" l,Ktr,ct vot,1 Ui tdemocratlo ticket. ' 1 'lUoto aBal" from yuW inter: "1 am in ravor oi matting muse orrires elective under tho law, but so long as they ate appointive I shall reserve the right to recommend those who. In my opinion, are best iiuallfled and most dtmervlng, all I always democrats. I most respectfully (Continued on Paje Four.) Wthe Love of Allah!" Women Now Refuse to March in Wilson Inaugural Parade WASHINGTON. .Inn. 28 -Woman suf frage leaders today held n street incctini; to call upon President Tuft to grant u holiday on March 3 to government I'lerkM who want to participate In the suffragist parade. The committee In charge of t') regulor inaugural participation on Marc'i 4 has held out the olive branch to tho suffragists by announcing that they might participate In the big pageant 'f they will ask for the opportunity. Tin woinen'n leaders scorn the suggestion w will confine their marchers to their owi parade on March 3. When 'President Taft looked across ih White House lawn at breakfast today hi saw the first physical pi-npurutlons tor "le '"auguratlon of his successor. Penn sylvanlu avenue In front of tho executlv mansion was fillet) with wagons loaded with lumber for the stands from which tho Inauguration pat ado will bo viewed, nnd scores of laborers began tho building. Almost the Hrst, tiling jthut .ml ihe president'- eve when tie entered his office a 'fflxv'tnf?itHes fa'tor ,was the' Jolm?cohf grcsslonal rcsdltitlon appropriating $i3,O0O tor additional pollen protection for WsdIi- ingtoti during the Inauguration period, ... ... Mr, Tnft smiled and signed the resolution at once, Compers Denounces Law for Compulsory Arbitration NEW VOItK, Jan. 29. Compulsory nr bit rut Ion was denounced today by Sam uel Oompers, president of tho Amertcun Federation of Iabor. in a fpeoch before tho annual meeting of the National Civic federation. Mr. GoniperH declared that the workers never would submit to arbitra tion such us that proposed by bills now before the New York state legislature. . "I agree with you as to the desirability' of preventing a strike," ho said, "but don't Imagine you are going to escape them by making perfectly natural activ ities unlawful. The attempt to set away from strikes by the methods proposed Is simply the attempt to compress steam oi lower In a too limited space. You may do that for a while, but you will have an explosion from which no ower on earth Is potent to protect. "You may make tli stoppage of work Illegal, but you won't stop the ashertlon of the right of workers to stop working You want to get away from the turmoils resultant from Industrial creditors and I want to Join you In that, but for heaven's sake, don't burden our laws or pur sys tem or our lives with conditions that will make our troubles a thousandfold moie." CRIPPLE CREEK ROADS MAY BE CONSOLIDATED DIJNVKH, Colo., Jan. 29.-Th organ nation of a $25,000,000 corporation, to b? known as the Securities coinpanp; to con trol all transportation sysarniinto and .through Cripple Creek mining district, Is the announced object of the visit of Allen Ij. BurrU to New York, Burrls left yes terday with Joseph Walker, Jr., and George N. Miller, New York financiers, it Is planned to muko the Securities com pany a holding concern for the five rail roads In the district, the El Paso Con solidated Gold Mining company, of which Burrls Is president, and the Golden Cycle Mining company, which the El Paso 's under contract to purchase for $!,ono,(iOo. The National Capital Wednesday, Jiinnr.rr l, IMt:i, The Senate. Convened at noon. rtesumed debate on Lever agricultural extension bill. The llouae. Convened at noon. Debate begun on Lincoln memorial bill. Bunanes scneiiuie considered by ways and means- committee at tariff revision hearing. Currency ref6rm committee continued Its hearing. McUulre bill to appropriate $l!,30O,0G0 for buildings on state fair grounds rejected by agricultural committee. Shipping pool Investigation by mcr - ohant marine committee continued, with K. M. Bull testifying. - Judiciary committee voted to fliuillv act on workmen's compensation art it -vt Saturday ana on an interstate lluuor shipment bills Wednesday. Hallioud Interests befor lulerst-jtH I commerce committee objeeted l Kcnyon I uniform relaht classification bill. SENATE DOESN'T RAP AYERY Refuses to Sanotion Resolution Aimed at Chancellor. POSTPONES IT AFTER DEBATE lloimlnnd Defend liaeenllvr, Who Wn Prnollenlly tlhnrReil with t'ourenlliiN: Howl PnlnlB of Preaent Util I.oenllon. (Frum a Htnff Correspondent.) I.INCOIjN. Neb.. Jan. 29.-(Bpcelul.) The resolution introduced by Itobcrtson of Holt yesterday In tho senate calling for a committee to visit the stato uni versity and state farm to Investigate con ditions caused considerable comment. Tho resolution: Whereas .The Htnto University of Ne braska In tho pride of the state and .ill tho people of the state are Interested In Its Improvement and success; and, Whereas, The rating of oilr university Is now several points lower In compari son with other state universities than It was a ftfw years ago, although appropria tions have Increased each session of the legislature; and, Whereas, The hnlvrrslty board has ralspd tlie entrance requirements to u poltiLthat barn uvrr-soo- schools formerly he'cnsJUed entrant: and, Whereas, Thn chancellor and nno of the regents, ut great sacrifice of their iiiiiu. lint t: ntiunii hh-iiiuci n ut. mc hhio" time, have shown members of the legis .tnture all tho noor ulaces on the city campus ana nil inn goou unices on tuu. state rartn. but nave railed to snow tno wood features of the city campus and the bad features ot the state farm for fnttiro (intension; now, therefore, be It itexolvrd, That tho committee on uni versity and normal schools be, nnd they hereby are. Instructed to visit nil build ings on both the city campus and the state rami nnd report to this body their tlndliigs for our Information. Ilnp 'nt ('hnnretlnr. Tho rending at once brought Hoynotds of Dawes to his feet. Ho said that under the OIHh motion, passed a few days ago, a committee had been appointed to visit all stato Institutions and make a report to tho senate. Therefore tho resolution should be voted dowm MobIiIca, the res olution cast a reflection upon Chancellor Avery nnd Intimated that he was not showing visitors tho truo conditions M tho university. He said that ho had visited tho university and tho chancellor had not been the one to show him around, but had stayed In his office. He thought a boy who by hard work had managed to rise to tho position now held by the chuncellor wits not tho man deliberately to misrepresent conditions and he moved the Indefinite postponement of the reso lution. Hougland of IacasltT thought the res olution looked too much like a criticism of the chancellor and he hoped the sen ators would vote It down. Kemp of Nanco was considerably wrought up over tho matter nnd said he could not understand the motive behind such a resolution. "The senators," said he, "havo been Invited to Inspect the state university with reference to the re movat proposition. The gates nnd tho buildings are open for us all, and It seems to me that every senator In this body ougnt to be big enough to make that In vestigation and report fairly and Justly on what he discovered," He looked upon tho resolution tut a-re- riection upon the university. HonKlnnil Defend. Hoagland of Lincoln county .said that he had known Chuncellor Avery for many years-ever since he was a student at the university himself and hud always found film sijuare and upright and never knew him to do an unjust act. "The university Is close enough so that wo can Investi gate It at any time." said he, "and I do not think this senate should consider any resolution as lias been offered." On motion to postpone Indefinitely the resolution wrtit overboard by a unanimous vote, SHNATIS CONSIDKItS MKAHIJKKS Double Milft Firemen' IIIII fur l.lne.iiln U I'lmxrd. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Jan. 29.-(Speclal,)petlt!ons were received In the senate this morning by Placck of Saunders, Wolz of Dodge and Heasty of Jefferson, asking that no legislation be iassed relative to railroad su vice. flusheo of Kimball received something like twenty petitions this morning ankln that the bill requiring frolght trains to , b" Umltod to fifty cars bo defeated. . Grace of Harlan Introduced u motion 1 it-at Ih. secretarv of the annat. i, i . Me"e,"ry u11l,le eat be In- stiuuted to buy new flies for the setiiitu i as the one furnished bv thn state were so noor tlmt tht-v wer nnt I .. . j . . Unough to stand the wecr and tear of the ' rttlon. Me n o" Uavo nrotwteil nTii.nut . . . (Contlnutd on Page Three.) PROBE CRAZE LEADS HQUSETQ NUMEROUS ORDERS FOR INQUIRY Latest Investigation Covers Acts ot Railway Commissioner with Referenoe to Mergers. TELEPHONE MATTERS IN VIEW Also to Cover Consolidation Street Car Lines, ol SENATE DOWNS AVERY INSUL1 Refuses to Pass Resolution Aimed at University Head. SUNDAY BALL BILL FAVORED .Menu nrr Nlmllnr In One Vetoed hj tiiitrrnor Aldrlelt Ileoelven Kn- ii rati I r Iteooiiiiur mint Ion In lipper t'linnilier, (Front n ytaff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Jan. .-(tipccial.) TnU relf-styled honest and piugresslvc major ity of the house ot representatives ha; Kono wild over Investigations ot repub llcan officials, while tho republican mo Jotlty of tho senate this morning sal down upon an effort to Insult Chnncull'ir Avery nnd tho regents of tho state ttnl vcrtdty by killing a resolution Introduct-u by Itobcrtson of Holt, which In Its pre amble said the chancellor nnd one ol tho tegeuts hnd been showing the mem bers of the legislature the bad places on tho present situ of the university and al tho good points nt the state farm. Sev eral republican senators slashed the reso lutlun and It was killed by tinanlmout vote. In the house a committee hits been up pointed to Investigate state finances fot the Inst ten years nnd to adopt a system of mnuugement that will be bitter thur; the present system ot looking after state ntfali's. Another committee Is to look Into tho various stato departments und point out cundlttons that may be Im proved ln the opinion of this wise hunch. which has an Idea It can In a few days do more good for the stulo than other wise men havo done In years. Probe Unit Cnnimlsitltin, Now the house has concluded the mini hers of tho Nebraska State Hallway com mission havo not been right with th-j peo ple In some of the decisions made, mj up imps a resolution to Investigate the commission, Speaker Kelley Is to appoint that committee, and It shall consist of five members. Tho Introducer of the resolu tion, Scott of Hamilton, ln hla motion requests that the committee loook Ink the ways of tho commission, particularly lit tho matter ot thu merger of telephoiw cnmminles and street railway companies. Tho resolution was discussion and It created not a ripple II Is as follows! "Whereas. Certain telephone coinpunii' doing business us common carriers wtttili tho state of Nebraska have merged tin i properties Into one combine, and "Whereas, Said combination has Issued large sums of stocks and bonds, which merger and Issue appear to have been made without express statutory pevmls- slon; and "Whereas, Certain street railway com panies doing business ns common carriers within tho state of Nebraska have marged their properties Into one combine, and "Whereas, Said combination has Issued large sums of stocks nnd bonds, which merger and Isstio was without due in vestigation by thq railway commission, and without apparent consideration of the public Interest; therefore, bo It "Ilesolvod, Thnt a committee of five selected by the speaker from the mem bership of this house be charged with thf Investigation of tho mothods and prac tices ot the State Hallway commission In dealing with mergers and grants of per mission to common carriers to Issue addi tional stocks and bonds, and that said committee make a full und complete re port of their Investigation to this house before Its final adjournment; und, be It further "Resolved, That tho committee selected by tho speaker be clothed with full and complete power and authority to rnukt- ,t complete and thorough investigation i.f the matter assigned to them by tMt house." Cntmiil tten Xitnietl. Speaker Kelly has named the following committee to Investigate the State Rat' way commission: Scott ot Ilimllto , Nichols of Madison. Palmer of C'.av Stebbins of Dawson mid Hubbard u Adams. The senate cvmmltteo to soiect subcoi. mlttees to visit the state Institutions mt this afternoon and selected the followin; members for the different Institutions It Is cleur now that this democratic ma jority of the house Is anxious to ape th democratic majority of congress and In vestlgate everything. Just so It cart oe made to appear to the state that some thing Is being done, and to the demo cratic war horses at home that the Inter est of the party Is being loked after School for the Deaf, Omaha Talcott. MaoFarland, Huarman. School for tho Blind, Nebraska 'Itv nnd Peru Normal Bartllng, Gro&su at, and Wink. Insane Asylums, Lincoln, Norfolk utiii Hastings Brookley, Marshull and Hub Industrial School, eKarncy, and Ttibei -, oular Hospital Kline. Wink and Hoaif- ! land of Lancaster. P.n.rl,.ntnl Uln,lnn VnM, Tl....u Barling, Hoagland of Lincoln and lle -noldo. Soldiers' Homes, Mllford and Grand Island Wolz. Krumbach and Hoagland of Lancaster. Feeble Minded Institute, Beatrice -Busheo, Hoagland of Lancaster and Hummel. State Prison. Uncoln Krumbach Placek and Hoagland. Fish Hatshery at South Bend Saun ders. Wolz and Grace. Girls' Industrial School, Geneva Splrk Krumbach nnd Hurtling. Industrial Home for Girls, Mllfurd Kl'u. Ktxnolds and Haaslnnd ot Lan caster. Orthopedic Hospital, Lincoln Cox. Rob ertin jr. 1 West. Kit I SCO WAITING AT TUB UATK HouNe Decline to Listen t Retire eutntlve of Exposition. t From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. Neb.. Jan. 2?. fSpeclal i The huuse went on record this mcruluu . v.