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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Word? Backed By Deeds
That's why The He has friends
and enemies, nml why it wields on
Inflncnco for public good.
THE WEATHER
Fair; Colder
VOL. XLU NO. 202.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOHNTNO, KISBHUAHY 8, l!)UI SLXTK10N PAllES.
SINGLE COPY- TWO CENTS.
ROCKEFELLER ABLE
TO ANSWER BUTFOUR
SHOBTJOESTIONS
Examination of Invalid Oil King by
Chairman Fujo Over in Few
Minutes.
MAGNATE'S
VOICE
FAILS
He Whispers Replies to Stenog
rapher, Who Repeats Them.
GIVES NAME AND RESIDENCE
Amalgamated Copper Company Was
Organized in 1870.
PUJO MAKES A STATEMENT
Chairman Say" lie "H'onld Hve
nefused to Aslt 9(orr Questions
' Even if Doctor Had Not
Intervened.
JEKYL ISLAND, Fob. 7. After an ex
amlnatlon of scarcely twelve minutes
by Samuel Untermyer, counsel for the
Fujo committee, William Rookefeller, tho
BEwl Standard OH magnate, this afternoon
Bh6wed signs of a laryngeal spasm and
Indications of an approaching nervous
collapse. At the Insistence of his physi
cians the examination was discontinued.
When Representative PuJo and Mr.
Untermyer reached here this afternoon to
examine Mr. Rockefeller they Immedi
ately went Into conference with his coun
sel and personal physician. The party,
accompanied only by the official secre
tary and stenographer, then wero taken
to tho Rockefeller apartments, where the
examination was netd behind closed doora.
With Representative PuJo sitting as
chairman the examination began, with
Mr. Rockefeller seemingly in good phys
ical condition, but afjer a few questions
he gasped and his throat seemed to close
and his TOlca trailed off Into a choked
whisper. With a bound Dr. Chappell wa3
Rt his side and the examination was ended
Dr. Chappll was sworn and testified that
his patient was unable to proceed. The
examination ended abruptly.
Statement by Fujo,
Mr. PuJo later gave out the following
Statement:
"Mr. Rockefeller's condition la simply
pitiable. Be not only ahakca like a lea
all over his body, but after the first
question he began to cough convulsively
and It was evident that he was laboring
under great excitement and on .the verge
of collapse. He had to slowly whisper the
few words he' spoke into the ear of tho
stenographer, who sat beside him. This
ho did with the fTealejt difficulty. Burcft
B. thing as an examination would 'b; im
possible. As soon as Dr. Chappell Inter
vened and. requested that proceedings go
no further. Mn Untermyer and I felt
that It would be dangerous and Inhuman
ta ro on."
Continuing, Mi PuJo saldj
"Even ft Dr. Chappell had not Inter
vened I would havo refused to proceed on
my own accord. Nothing would have In
duced me to assume such a responsibility,
In view of what we know of the char
acter of tho disease, as well as from Drn.
Lambert and ChappclL
Only Four Questions) Asked,
If anything had happened to Mr.
Rockefeller during that spasm of coughing
I never would liave forgiven myself. If
we had believed his condition to be so
manifestly critical we would not have
dreamed of attempting the examination.'
When the examination was brought to
Its abrupt ending, Mr. Rockefeller was
trembling violently. His face had flushed
and the muscles of his face and brow
worked spasmodically. Only four ques
tions had been asked.
Mr. Rockefeller whispered his answers
In the ear of the stenographer of tho
committee, Mr. Hanna, who repeated the
answers aloud. At the beginning Mr.
Rockefeller said that he had no disposi
tion to avoid testifying "except as I have
been cautioned by my jihyslclans that
doing so would endanger my life."
Mr. Rockefeller stated his residence,
denied that his health allowed him to
play golf, and, answering two question,
said that the Amalgamated Copper com
pany was organized In 1899. Then his
voice failed.
The Weather
For Nebraska Fair; colder.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday,
5 a. m
6 a. in
7 a. m
8 a. m ..
J a. m
10 a. m
11 a. m
12 m
1 p. m t
2 p. m
3 p. m
4 p. in
Bp. m
0 p. m
7 p. m....
8 p. m
Comparative Local Record.
, 1913. ISli UH, 1916.
Highest today 33
Lowest today 9 - Jl
Mean temperature 3) 13 26 32
-Precipitation .00 ,00 .CM
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal: ,
Normal temperature
Deficiency for the day uvi; i. .?
Total excess for tho day ETAO ETA
Total excess since March 1, 1913 2Sf
Normal precipitation 01 Inch
Deficiency for iho day 01 1 nod
Total rainfall since .March 1.... 25.63 Inches
Precipitation since March 1.... 26.63 Incher
Deficiency since March 1 4.(9 Inches
Deficiency cor. period In 19U..13.C9 lnchei
Deficiency cor. period In 1910.. ,. 11.61 Inhee
Reports front Htntlons at' 7 I. 91.
niotlnn nnri State TemDera- Hleh. Tlaln.
of AYeather..
ture. est. fall
,. 10 23 .02
. J S3 .00
. 16 16 .01
. 24 3( ..00
. IX 28 .00
. ( 8 .01
. 16 22
. 25 31 .o:
.18 18 .01
. IS 20 .GO
,.-36 W .01
. 4 II .00
.21 2S .00
14 20
Denver, clear
Dea Moines. clear
Dodge City, cloudy.
Lander, clear
ttherldan, clear .. ..
Sioux City, clear ..
Valentine clear ...
Boys Escape from
School and Nearly
Freeze to Death
MITCHELL. S. D.. Feb. 7.-Maktng
their escape from the state training
school at Planklnton, and being exposed
to the severe cold all the night long,
nearly caused the death of Leo Elliott
and Henry Lundn, two lads who have
been confined In the Institution. It was
a bitter cold night when tho two boys
managed to get away and they walked
nine miles before they found a place
where they could be taken In from the
cold. They stopped at a vacant house on
a farm, along about midnight, hut found
notning in wnicn tney could uuua a lire,
and so tney started It ton the floor. In
a few moments the building took fire and
It was entirely destroyed. It was not un
til several days afterward that the fann
ers around there learned how the housu
burned down. Along toward morning,
with their feet partly froaen, the boys
struck the house of a farmer who took
them In and made them as comfortable
as possible. Suspecting that they had
broken out of tho school, the farmer
called tho sheriff over the telephone and
ho went out and got them. Yesterday It
was necessary to amputate several of the
toes on each foot, but aside from that
the boys will pull through. Elliott, who
lives at Sioux Falls, escaped from the
school last summer, but was caught.
Hitchcock Submits
Amendment to Liquor
Shipment Measure
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. "When a mem
ber of this body Is charged with tho duty
of construing the constitution the ques
tion of the effect his decision may have
on his personal fortunes should not for
one moment be considered. When such
a thought enters his mind he should ex
qlalm, 'Get thee behind me, Satan.' "
Senator Paynter of Kentucky thus be.
ran a speech In the senate today In op
position to the Kenyon-Bhepard liquor
bill, which would prohibit shipments of
liquor Into "dry" states. The bill Is to
bo voted on in the senate February 10
Senator Paynter condemned the bill on
the ground it violated tho constitution In
that It surrendered to each "dry" state
the entire control over Interstate com
merce In that state. Congress had no
right, he said, to prohibit direct personal
shipments of liquor or any othor mer
chandise.
Senator HItchoock of Nebraska Intro
duced an amendment to the bill to per
mit the shipment of liquor direct to In
dividual citizens In "dry" states "for
personal or family use."
Mr. Bailey Explains
Order to Deposit
Government Funds
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. The much crit
icised "treasury order No. 6" came today
before a house committee. It requires
customs and Internal revenue collections
tojbtf deposited In national banks. As
sistant Secretary Bailey of the treasuty
testified that trie order was not de
signed to concentrate monoy In national
banks, but to lncreaso the number of gov
ernment depositories that holders of gov
ernment checks might cash them without
paying exchange.
"Formerly the subtreasurles had to han
dle nine-tenths of the government checks
eventually," said Secretary Bailey. "Now
SO per cent of tho disbursing Is done by
depositories."
Secretary Bailey thought the treasury
ought to keep a working balance of not
.less than $25,000,000 and that about $50,000,-
000 should be kept In the national banns
to aid In handling government business
from day to day. At present the govern
ment has a balance of about 190,000,005,
with approximately $46,000,000 In the na
tional banks.
Wyoming Legislature
Will Investigate
Prison at Eawlins
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 7.-(SpecIaI.)
Democrats and republicans are preparing
for the big fight which Is imminent over
the Investigation by the legislature of,
the state penitentiary at Rawlins. De
velopments began yesterday when senate
joint resolution No. 3 by Senator Martello,
providing for the legislative Investigation
of the state hospital at Rock Springs and
"other Institutions," was taken up and
passed by the upper house under suspe'i
tilon of rules. Contrary to expectations
there were'no objections from the derm-L-rats,
who to a man voted with tho ma
jority. Later In the morning their ac
Hon was explained when !iiator Murray,
the democratic leader, Introduced a spe
cific bill for the Investigation of the penl
tentlary. The democrats .had planned on
having the Murray bill Introduced. Th
republicans got wind of t:ie matter and
out-genernled tne opposition by suspend
ing the rules and passing the republican
measure prior to the Introduction of the
democratic bill.
Famous Beauty
Dies of Starvation
NKW YOItK. Feb. 1.- -Lillian lurrnln
llollls, who was said to be a famous
beauty of the Pacific coast in 15S2, dhwl
In obscurity here last Monday, It vtas
learned today. Her body was found In a
little furnished room on Forty-ninth
street In which a score of cats were
found slinking about, and there was
every evidence, physicians said, that her
death was caused by Inattention and
lack of nourishment or practically starva
tion. "In a voting contest conducted by sev.
eral California newspapers In 1892." said
one of those who knew the woman hero.
"Miss llollls was proclaimed the pret
tiest woman of the Pacific coast."
A number nf actors and actresses vis
ited an undertaking establishment yes
terdav to see her body borne to a cre
matory after simple service.
GAMBLER TELLS OF
BUYING JPECTION
James Purcelle, for Seventeen Years
a Gamester in New York, to
Testify Before Aldermen.
GIVES NAMES AND DATES
Began in 1891 Paying $10 to
Patrolman Jerry Murphy.
HAD TO SEE CAPTAIN NEXT
He Paid Sixty Dollars Every Two
Weeks to Delaney.
MAKES DEAL WITH SHERIFF
Hundred Dollars n Week Paid to
Run Tool Room nt I.onir Island
City Ilnlf for District
Attorney.
NEW YORK. Fob. 7.-James Purcelle.
for seventeen years a gambler In New
Tork. unfolded today to the aldermanlc
Investigating committee, graft lelved dur
ing all that time. Testifying under oath he
gave names, dates and places. He declared
that he had paid the police many thou
sands of dollars.
Smooth shaven, nattily dressed In a
suit of blue and wearing eye glasses,
Purcelle road from a pad of paper, on
which he had written tho history of his
dealings with tho police.
"The first protection money I paid was
In 1897," he said. "I paid a policeman
named Jerry Murphy $10 not to disturb
a racing game I was running. After
that I began paying larger sums. The
next "was $60 every week when I was
running a gambling house $50 'for police
captain Dolaney and $10 for Dick Cahllt,
the policeman, who collected It."
Payments Increase.
Purcelle declared he paid $100 a week
to Sheriff Harvey of Queens county In
1900 for the privilege of running a pool
room in Long Island City.
"I offered him $50 a week and he
said he would have to take care of the
district attorney, too. 'Well,' I said,
'we'll make It $100 a week.' We had been
running three weeks then. '
" 'How about the monoy for jhose
three weeks?' he asked. So the next
night I brought him $400 and I paid him
$1000 a week thereafter till we left, three
months later."
"Did you make any money there?"
"We made $4,000 on tho crap game,
$2,000 In stuss and lost $400 in the pool
room. We made about $5,600 clear In the
three months and three weeks."
tinder Cover for Mouths.
Purcelle has been- "under cover" for
months ever since tho beginning of
Charles Becker's trial for the murder of
Rosenthal, lie was ready to corroborate
lit many "details Jack Rose's story of
graft told In the., Becker ttial. but was
not called as a 'Witness, because Justice
Goff ruled out testimony through which
the state hoped to prove that Becker
had collected graft. Purcetlo will now
tell his story, giving the names of men
to whom he made payments, dates on
which they wero made and many other
details.
Police Commissioner Waldo said today
that notwithstanding the refusal of Dis
trict Attorney Whitman, to permit Police
Captain Walsh to. disclose his confes
sion to the police, the Investigation by
the police of his story would continue
without Interruption. It was more Im
portant, Mr. Waldo said, Immediately to
get grafters off tho police force than to
await the results of their trial. Inspec
tor Sweeney, suspended as a result of
Walsh's confession, has made no state
ment. Millionaire Beach
Found Not Guilty
of Assaulting Wife
AIKEN, S. C, Feb. 7. F. O. Beach wjs
acquitted this afternoon In the Aiken
county court of the charge of assaulting
his wife. The Jury was out exactly one
hour and forty-flvo minutes.
Mr. Beach was not In tho court room
when the verdict was read, having gono
to lunch during the recess, but he arrived
a few minutes later and went to the Jury
box hiicI shook hands with members of
the Jury.
"There was absolutely nothing to tho
case,' the foreman told Mr. Beach. "Thero
was too much 'Watson' and not enough
'Sherlock.' "
Mrs. Beach did not return to the court'
room.
The foreman said the delay In reaching
tho verdict was duo bocause one or two
Jurors wanted to "discuss everything un
der the sun except tho caae."
There was no demonstration when thJ
verdict was rendered. Mr. Beach returned
to his hotel to Join his wife.
Castro Has Another
Week of Freedom
NEW YOBK, Feb. 7.-Clprlano Castro,
ex.prcstdent of Venezuela, will have i t
least another week of liberty In New
York before the federal oourt renders .1
decision In the matter of tho habeas
corpus writ recently obtained In dils bo.
half. Castro's counsel and counsel for
the government argued for an hour this
afternoon before Judge Ward for and
against the writ after which the court
granted a week's time for each side to
file briefs. Pending a decision Castro Is
free to come and go as he phrases, under
$00 ball, w(lch was automatically con
tinued. MAN WITH DOG'S BRAIN
IS RECOVERING HEALTH
i
ANN ARBOIt, Mich.. Feb. 7-The .e-j
covery of W. A. Smith of Kalamazoo, fpij
a part of whote brain the bura of a
dog's brain was subttltuted Wednesday j
seems certain, according to physicians, in .
the hospital where the operation! was per.
formed. The physicians say Smith will
not suffer inconvenience from the substi
tution If he recovers from the shock in
cident to the opwatlOB.
-SX i v i
186 TRIUMPH
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
WAR REPORTSME DOUBTED
They Refleot Views of Various
Army Headquarters.
ATTACK ON CITY IS IMPROBABLE
Forts on Asiatic Side of the Darda
nelles Are Sufficiently Strong
to Stop the (ireek
Wn rsli I pa.
LONDON, Feb. 7. The war reports thus
far received here are viewed with con
siderable skepticism, since It Is well
understood they merely reflect the views
which the rcspcctlvo army headquarters
desire to spread. Yesterday's report from
Constantinople of losses inflicted by the
Turkish fleet on the Bulgarian army ad
vancing through the peninsula of Cal-
llpolls was today declared unfounded by
the Bulgarian war office at Sofia.
The Bulgarian staff asserts also that
an Ottoman force which attempted yes
terday to advance from Tehatlaja In the
direction of Izzodln, was quickly repulsed
by the Bulgarian troops after suffering
hoavy losses. '
The bombardment ' of Adrlanople con
tinues wfthaut "' appreciable advantago
to cither.; lde..V " i
iVot KUougl Slepe .Guns.'
Military expend hft$ iiinibt whether the
allies, even If tl ey secure d firm foothold
on, tho shores of the. Sea- of MannoYa,
possess, sufficient stronglll .hi siege guilt
to overcome the powerful defenses along
the Dardenellcs straits. Even If they can
reduce tho forts on tho European sldo
of the straits .there are stilt stronger forts
on the Asiatic side, which alone would
be able to bar tho passage of the Greek
fleet.
In Oermany if Is asserted that If the
operations of the allies actually threaten
the forts dominating the Dardanelles the
powers will abandon their, position as
mere spectators.
Major McFarland Returns.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.-MaJor Munroe
McFarland, Twenty-ninth Urlted States
Infantry, arrived In New York today after
nearly three months' special duty at the
zones of tho war In tho near east.
Although Major McFarland had ample
credentials tho Bulgarian army did not
recognize them to the extent of permitting
him to go anywhere near the battles
He took a horseback trip from Bclgrnde
down through Macedonia to Balonlkl.
He visited Kunatiova and Monastir and
studied tho organization, tactics and
methods of entrenchments used by the
Servian and Bulgarian urmtes.
The major thinks that the present fight
ing will not an)oun( to much and that
the war will ba soon over. Although hH
position disqualified him from expressing
an opinion as to who would be the victor,
he said, however, that his study had
shown him thnt tho American nrmy can
learn much from tho work that has been
done In actual warfare by the armies of
the allies. The .cholera scare, he added,
had been greatly exaggerated, perhaps hy
the Turks themselves In order to frlgntun
the allies from prosecuting their cam
paign to tho environs of Constantinople.
Four Warships Sent
to Central America
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7.-Four American
warships were ordered today to Centra1
America to observe what are believed to
be Indications of unrest. '
The Annapolis, San. Diego, Cal., wis
ordered to Amupula, Honduras; the Duii
ver, at Acapulco, Mex., was ordered to
Acajutla, Honduras; the Dea Moines, nt
San Domingo, was ordered to Blueficlds,
Nicaragua, and the Nashville, at Now
Orleans, was ordered to Porto Cortcz or
Porto Barrios.
TOMORROW
The Beat
Colored
Comics
with Thi
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flow Times Have Changed
The . National Capital
Frlilny, February H, 1UIU.
TJte Senate.
Convened at noon.
.Senator timltli of Michigan Introduciu
a resolution calling on the president tar
reasons of America)! Interference In NiC
arnguap revolution.
Interoceanlc canals committee deferred
action on Root Panama canal amendment
unui next week.
Senators Oliver, La Follette, lloot.
Bmoot and Cummins appointed Irglila
tlvn steering committee.
Pnnff.rttf.a nf lenittA nnri linilse consH-
erod Lever and Page bills for sKrlonltuiul
ahd vocational school extension with view
to forming compromise measure.
The House.
Hesuinei debute on nitricultural appro -
prlutlon bill.
Adopted resolution calling on attorney
general for papers relating to order with
holding warrants .agHinRt manaara uu
officials.
HhlDPlng trust committee resumed Its
hearings.
Alaskan affairs subject of hearing be
fore territories commlttcu.
BUCKET SHOP fiJEN PAY FINES
Eight Defendants Plead Guilty in
District Supreme Court.
AGGREGATE IS FIFTY THOUSAND
,. if... i
Supreme Coiirt or United States He
fused to Order Dismissal of the
4.('nes and All Decided to
Plead Utility.
W'ASHINOTON, Feb. 7.-Elght men
caught in the government untl-b'uckct
Bhop crusade In 1910 pleaded guilty nf nolle
contendn In the district supreme court
here today and paid fines aggregating
$w,ooo.
I.ouls Cella of St. Ixuls, Angela Ceila
and Samuel W. Alder of New York
pleaded guilty nnd were fined $10,000 enqU
Oscar J. Itappell of Jersey City pleaded
guilty and was fined $5,CO0. William F.
Fox of Baltimore and Charles H. Alit
or Washington pleaded nolle contende
and wero fined $?,C00 each.
Cases against Edward Allcmus and
Robert Hall, Jersey City; It. Duryeo,'
Washington; Henry C. Htumpf, Philadel
phia; E. M. Browning, Baltimore, nnd
Samuel Raymond, Jersey City, were dis
missed. The defendants had appealed In vain
to the supreme court of the United'
States. Today's action ends all the bucket
shop cases pending except that against
Price & Co., which will be tried later this
month.
Helen Keller Gives
First Vocal Lecture
CHICAGO, Feb. 7. Specials from Mont
clalr, N, J,, today tell, of the first lecture
delivered there last night by Miss Helen
Keller, blind, deaf and once dumb. De
spite tho handicap under which the trl
unted young woman worked, she was
heard without difficulty except by those
In tho rear of tlie room.
Her lecture wits under (lie auspices of
the local socialist party. Sho declared that
she owed her ability to the help of her
teachers, and said In part:
"Wo are all blind and deaf until our
eyes are opened to our fellow men. If
we had a clear vision wc would not en
dure what we see In the world today.
"The lands, the llfo and the machinery
belong to the few. All the work they do
palm for the workers n mero livelihood.
It Is tho labor of the poor and the Ignor
ant that makes ub refined", and comforta
ble. I um no liesslmlst. I believe that man
was Intended for the light and shall pot
die. It Is a good world and It will bo
much better when you help me to maU)
It more hhM want It."
Diplomat Resents
Charges of Graft
j HAVANA, Feb. !.-ArthUr M. Boauprr.
United States minister to Cuba, said to.
day that he had cabled a full report to
Washington upon accusations made
i against him by the newspaper Cuba and if
I he received authorization he would de
! mund the prompt and exemplary punish
i ment of the paper's editor. He added that
I the accusations were to obvious that they j
; did not call for any personal comment by
i him.
The Cuba declared eeterdsy that thu
, notes of remomtrance presented by Mr.
lieauprn against various questionable
' measures wero made on his own authority
for personal aggrandizement and It hinted
' that the minister had Increased his per
sonal amounts In Havana hanks and r
ltted Larsa sums t ths norw
WASHINC-TOM
Trie iNAUCtUfCAU,.
SENATE FOR PURE CLOTH
Measure Sought by Laundrymen and
Cleaners Favored.
CERTIFICATES FOR MARRIAGE
lllil ItrlnuK Out Much DImcussIiiii nnd
I Amended to Include Ilnth
Sexes nnd Then Iteeom
nirndeil to l'ni,
(From u Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 7.-(SecliU.)-Bcnntor
Phicek's pure cloth bill brought a discus
sion of general Interest In tho senate to
day. Klein of Uago ald thnt ho was n
merchant of over forty years' standing
and that the bill would work a hardship
upon him because ho had no way of
determining the condition of tho goods
In htH storo on hand nt tho present time
and therefore could not brand them ac
cording to tho requirements' of tho bill,
Hongland of Lincoln declared that It
was not necessary for such u law, as
most of tho women were ablo to tol yhit
cloth was adulterated. Placek differed
with the senator nnd suld that some fcloth
was adulterated In such a way that It
was pretty hard work for even rnony ex
ports to tell Just whether It was puje or
not. He wanted nil cloth t6 h'ave i on It a
label telling Jiist'.Nvhat It contained". He
suld that the honest merchant, or th
one who wanted to be honest, was badly
handicapped because the dishonest, mer.
chnnt could make representations which
either he was compelled to make or not
sell his goods, '
Pure" and "Impure" Silk.
Dodge of Douglas said that he had rc-'
ccntly beun retained by a client who had
ruined u P dress whlcH had been guar
anteed to ho pure silk und when she used
the methods for cleaning pure silk tho
diess was ruined. "If n piece of cloth In
pure silk and has no adulteration," snld
Senator Dodge, "It ' can bo soaked in
grease over night and come out clean nn.l
undamaged, but If It contains the In
gredients usually used to make It appear
as silk the cloth will bo ruined. Homo
manufacturers have brought down the
counterfeiting of silk und satin to u dc
gree that even experts cannot tell the
difference. They take cotton cloth, eject
Into It n preparation of tin and It ap
pears to bo pure silk. Wear or a process
of cleaning only will disclose tho counter
felting. Many of tho most reliable mer
chants In Omaha have to take the guar
antee of the manufacturer for It, as they
cannot tell the difference, and so I think
that this bill should pass, but I would
suggest that nn amendment be madu
which would exempt goods already on
hand."
I.I lie 1'urr Food l.nir.
Klein thought that the 'law would cut
little difference. He raised a laugh by
saying; "It would be something like tne
pure food law. You fellows down In
Omaha used to sell us bologna and
welnerwurst that wasn't mado of tho
kind of stuff It ought to havo contained,
but whon tho pure food law came Into
effect you labeled tho stuff 'bologna
style" and 'welnerwurst style,' und tho
(Continued on Page Two.)
Babies and Wooden
Leg Sent by Post
ULMKltS,' 8. C, Feb. 7.-A novel ad
venture Incident to parcel post servlcj,
Involving two babies and a wooden lex
all three sent by mall, was reported here
today by Edgar F. Phillips, a rural mail
carrier connected with the local office.
While covering his route ivlth two In
fants and a wooden leg among his "paiy
eels," Phillips was attacked by a wild
cat. For a moment, says the carrier, hin
live mall was In danger of being carried
away. Selecting the wooden leg as the
most available weapon, however, Phillips
wielded It so well that he put tho wild
cat to rout.
All three parcels were delivered non
tho worse for the encounter.
MRS. SHEPARD GIVES HALF
MILLION TO Y. W. C. A.
NKW YOItK, Feb. 7.-Headquarters or
the national board of the Young Women's
Christian association were opened, today
in a new $500,000 building on A Lexington
avenue site, which was one of the latest
gifts of Mrs. Helen Could Shepard. In
addition to the national hoard offices
there are class rooms and dormitories
of the young women's training school
and accommodations are provided for thff
World's Christian Student federation,
whose meeting the coining summer will
be attended by delegates from forty dlf
fsrsnt uuntrt.
SPLIT FUR APART
ON SALARY RAISE
Only Two Representatives Able to
Agree and" Others Decide to
.Stay Apart Till the Vote.
ADJOURNMENT UNTIL TUESDAY
Legislators Have Usual Discussion
and Then Separate.
INSPECTION OF NURSERY STOCK
Horticulturists' Bill Gets Through
After Comedy.
MEMBERS IN JOVIAL M00B
Fix I'n llolililc Drocucdow's roller
llond Illll Ilxaclly us He Doesn't
Want It and Ileenmiiiend
It for Passage.
iFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 7.-(Spcclal Telegram )
The Douglas delegation got as close to
gether on the lequests for more salaries
of Douglas county officials this afti .
noon as' tho north nnd south poles,
Anderson called the meeting to discuss
the Increases so that a unanimous vote
would bo cast ono way or the other. But
It couldn't be done. Tho talk developed
only one or two of the delegation coul.l
get umitilmoiiB.
A tnesrngn i nje over from the scnatoun
thnt they had decided to vote ugalnst 11
tho Increases and this made real dis
turbance. Because most (It the house del
egates have two or tlireo friends among
tho officials whom they believe are en
titled to nn Increase, Anderson Inlslts he
will oppose any IncrpiiBc.
The Commercial club was criticised as
wero several Improvement clubs for
'knocking" any raises. Those criticising
said tho Improvement clubs nnd the Com
mercial club were dominated by the ncul
Kstnto exchange.
Simon Insisted that George McBrldc
should get nn Increase and Yates said
the commissioners should have $3,000 for
all their time, After talking for some
time Informnlly It wns agreed that every
fellow would do as ho pleased when the
bills came up.
Adjourn Until Tuesday.
The house and senato adjourned until
Tuesday afternoon nt 2 o'clock. In the
house this was brought about after a
lot by horseplay, occasioned when Andc
son of Kearney tried to have the decision
to adjourn so long reponsldered. When
thU failed Yates moved to take, a recess
until 8 o'clock tonight.
Thls was jlefcujed amd grpans ami
Kll' ' ' . w
In" the committee of the whole tho bill
t? van bu.en pro'vidlfiir fur. the statu
entomologist to Inspect nurBofY stock an 1
thus prevent ravages of Insects 'In
ohards waa recommended for passage
after It had' been killed. .
Us author- refused to inuKe any state
ment of the bill, after tho house had
made sport of It for a long time. IMo-
bard said ho knew little about the bill
but It was a good one and that was
enough tij put It through.
Drucstiow got two bills through ta
committee of the whole, ono to permit
tho sheriff to summon witnesses to learn.
of the whereabouts of property to be r
plpvlncd, nnd tne other to prevent tho
hiding of property bought under control
Bales.
Code (Joes to Govcrnbr.
H. R. providing for the adaption of ,
the code' as prepared by tho code 'com-
mission, Is now up to tho governor for his
signature. Just what effect this vew lay
will have upon pending lesltatlon,
amend- Cobbey's statutes, attorneys ure
not sure. This code takes tho place of
tho present statutes, but It makes no
chnuges In existing laws.
The bill to compel railroads to have 1
conductor In charge of light engines was
recommended for passage in the hours.
Fixes Drueaednre's Hill.
The Judiciary committee of the house
recommended for passage Druesedow'a
bill to permit the acceptance of cash
bonds by the clerk of tho polloe court,
after It fixed the bill Just the opposite
from what Its author desires. The bill
now provides that it ehall be a mlt
deimor for tho pollco magistrate or his
clerk to accept a cushbond. Drucsedow
left for Omaha without learning what
this committee had done to him.'
SAUNDI-ItS KXPLAINH HIS RIM,
Merely Gives Connell Full Porrer n
Bxclsn Board.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 7.-(8peclal.)-Senatur
Saunders takes exceptions to the state-
The Greatest Time
and Pfoney Saver
Wo think of railroads,
telephones, the telegraph,
the wireloss but how
about want ads I
They aro in the same class,
It used to be when a man
wanted help ho had to ask
among his. friends where he
could get a good stenographer,
bookkeeper, etc, TODAY Uo
puts a want ad and tomorrow
he has only to chooso from a,
dozen or more.
Ho has furniture to sell
a want ad brings many
buyers.
He has a house to rent
a want ad ronts it ho has
a houso to sell a want ad
sells it.
TlflSy AKE a great eon-
venience, aren't theyf
Phone Tyler 1C00
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