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VOL. XLll NO. 1204.
OMAHA, TIMOSDAY MOKN1NU, FICH1UTAKY 11, 1M3 TUN PAGES.
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CAPITAL OF MEXICO
IS IN POSSESSION
Rebels Under Command of Felix
Diaz Win Battle Fought in
Front of Palace.
TWO HUNDREf) ARE KILLED
General Bernardo Reyes is Among
HALT IN FIGHTING YESTERDAY
Only One American Known to Be In
jured in Fight.
MADERO IS REPORTED MISSING
One Statement Sny lie Itrts Tied to
East Coast nnd Another thnt
lie linn Airreed to
ME a. ICO C1TV. Feb. W.. 10:15 A. M.
Gcncralf Angeles, Rlanquet and Huerta
with a force of government troops almost
equal to that of the rebel body com
manded by General Diaz, arc planning
to begin a bombardment of the arsenal.
In which the rebel leader has entrenched
himself, at any minute. The loyal "forcei
, president Madero have three or four
A force of rebels, followers of Gen
eral Zap'ata, today entered Tlapam, 't
BUburb seven miles south of tho capital.
The insurgents are maintaining reason
able order. They say they are subject
to the orders of General Felix Diaz.
Tho night passed quietly in Mexico City
and this morning saw no resumption
of the fighting that yesterday resulted
111 tho supposed flight of President
Madero and the success of Genet al Felix
Diaz, tho rebel leader.
The general situation remained much as
It was last night, when the rebellious armv
practically seized the city after street
fighting before the national palace Jhai
resulted In the death of General Bernalo
neyes and some 200 people.
Report of Mnilero's Flight.
The populace did not l:now early today
whether President Madero Had fled from
the capital. With a following of loyal
troops, said to number 1,000, ho took
refuge in the national palace yesterday,
but It was reported at daybreak that
under cover of night he had fled toward
the eastern coast, taking his. family with
him. It was also reported that 1x11 of
the members of his cabinet had resigned.
The report of his flight was given
credence, although it was without con
firmation. His decision to flee the
capital, It was said, was due to. General
Blanqutt's refusal to stand by him. Gen
eral Blanquet arrived last night with a
small portion of 'his forces, supposedly
loyal to 'Madero, but he refused to fight
against General - Felix Diaz. Since the
arrival- f-Blanquet's force, the bridges
between the capital and Toluca have been
American Embassy Guarded.
The United States embassy was guarded
during the night by a force of twenty
American selected by General C. P. Agra
monte, formerly of the United State
army, and commanded by R. M. Roulot,
a- steamship traffic agent. Others In
cluded In the guard were C. Wl Fish and
V. F. Paton, traffic manager and gen
eral passenger agent, respectively, of- the
Reports regardng tho advance of tno
Zapasta rebels from the south continued
during tho night. There was also tro
more alarming report that the troops in
Monterey had revolted, headed by Gen
eral Trevlno. As the telegraph line Is ln
-ontrol of the government there is no
iay of confirming the report.
The killing of General Bernardo Reyea,
former minister of war, in yesterday'3
lighting had a tragic sequence in the
suicide of his son Rodolfo. The younger
Reyes shot himself through the head be
ause of grief over his father's death.
One American Injured.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. Secretary
Knox, at the end of today's special
ubluet meeting, said It had been de
cided to hold the cruiser Denver at
Acapulco, Mexico, instead of sending hor
to Salvador, as has been planned. Other
naval movement were discussed, tho
secretary said, but none decided upon.
Ono American Is known to have been
Injured in yesterday's clash. American
Ambassador Henry laile Wilson at the
first sign of trouble took prompt action
to safeguard the lives of Americans and
other foreigners. As dean of the diplo
matic corps in Mexico, he called at all
foreign representatives Into a conference
at the ambassy and demanded from the
Madero government specific assurance
that adequate protection be extended to
nil foreigners In the capital. Ambassodor
Wilson made the same demand on Fell
At Mr. Wilson's direction, Montgomery
Schuyler, secretary of the ambassy, mad
a tour of the city by automobile. Imme
diately after the conflict between DIa;
ana Madero forces In front of the national
palace, he reported bodies of the dead
nnd dying uncared for on the broad ex
panic 'of the plaza.
Ambassador Wilson's telegrams con
firm the earlier dispatches of the con
trol of the Mexiean capital by the Diaz
forces and the rapid sequence of event
which followed the release of General
Diaz and General Reyes from federal
Assurances from Consul. Edwards at
luaiez that conditions are quiet in that
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Clark Scolds House
for Slow Work on
WASHINGTON. Feb. 10. Speaker
Champ Clark shook his gavel at the
members of the house today and told
them they must get down to business In
the few remaining days of the session.
When the house went Into session
there were less than a dozen members
on the floor.
"The chair does not believe," he said,
"that members realize the serious condi
tions of things In the house. We nre'
near the end of the session and there are
still half of the appropriations bills on
the hook. The chair does not wnnt to
see those bills go over to the extraor
dinary session and does not believe the
mombers do. The chair does not want to
set himself up as boss, but the only way
for us to get this work done Is for mem
bers to stay In their places on the floor
of the house."
Tho fortifications bill, the second supply
measure to go through both houses, was
finally passed today. The executive.
legislative and Judicial bill Is the only'
other measure sent to the president. Five
other appropriation measures have been
passed by the house and are pending In
the senate, one In under consideration in
the house, two on house calendar wait
ing action and four have yet to be re
ported from the various committees.
Mrs. Cleveland and
Prof. Preston Are
PRINCETON. Feb. lO.-Mrs. Grover
Cleveland and Thomas Joseph Preston.
Jr., were married at 10:30 'o'clock this
morning by President John Orler Hibben
of Princeton university. In Prospect, the
executive residence of the university. No
preliminary announcement had been
made and the utmost simplicity was ob
served In the ceremony.
Because of tho recent Illness of Mrs.
Preston, tho wedding was private, the
other guests In addition to tjie members
of the two Immediate families being
President and Mrs. Hibben, Miss Eliza
beth Hibben and Andrew F. West, dean
of Princeton's graduate school.
The bride wore a simple white . silk
gown and carried a boquet of white
The wedding breakfast was served at
Prospect Immediately after the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Preston will spend the re
mainder of the winter In Florida.
No announcement cards were sent out.
Divides Itself Into
TREJNTON, N. J., Feb. 10.-The Inter-
national Harvester company filed with
the secretary of state today- a certificate
reducing tho capital of the company train
HC,00C,000 to 170,000,000 and Hanging the
name of tho corporation to that of the
International Harvester company of New
The certificate was filed, as a result nf
action taken by the directors of the com
pany In Hoboken today. The reduction
of capital of the International Harvester
company Is part of the plan for the divi
sion of the company Into two corpora
tions, tho International Itarvcstor com
pany of New Jersey, Incorporated today.
and tho International Harvester company.
Incorporated here January 2 last, with
a capital of $70,030,000.
Two Men Killed in
Feud Fight Near
Watertown, S. D.
WATBRTOWN, S. D., Jan. 10. K. O.
Hammond, aged 61, and Clifford Jenkins,
aged 25, were killed, and James Jenkins,
agid 21, probably fatally hurt In a gun
battle between Hammond and his two
stepsons at the Hammond farm home
near here this morning. Hammond was
killed Instantly by a shotgun fired at close
range. Clifford Jenkins was killed by a
revolver shot In the back and Jamea
Jenkins was seriously wounded by a bul
let which shattered his shoulder blade
Long standing family dissension Is given
as the cause.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Neb.. Feb. 10.-(Special Tel
egram.) Thomas Darnell, attorney for
the Nebraska Anti-saloon league, wan
stricken' with paralysis at Harvard last
night whllo delivering an address and
was brought to Lincoln todaj. He Is
In a serious condition.
TO DELAY IN SUIT
MARQUETTE. Mich.. Feb. lO.-Coiinsol
for George A. Newett In the circuit couit
today moved for a continuance of the
trial of the libel suit against his cllart
by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. He
asked an adjournment until the May term
or at least thirty or forty days. The
motion was opposed by counsel for Colo,
net Roosevelt. Judge Flanntgan has
taken the matter under advisement.
The court handed down a decision
later granting the motion and the case
was continued to the next term, which
opens May 26.
ENGLISH AND BUCKLES
ANSWER ROBBERY CHARGE
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
UNCOI.N, Neb., Feb. 10.-(SpeclaiTel-egrom.)
Clarence English and uuy
Buckles, two prize fighters from Omaha,
were bound over to the district court
today on a charge of robbing Clarence
Johnson, a Union Paclflo news agent
whom they followed to his room In
Uncoln, after leaving his train, and
forced him to disgorge what money ho
had. Young Johnsont lives at 1961 Cali
fornia street In Omaha. Ball was fixed
MOB STONES KATSURA
IN STREETS OF TOKIO
Violent Demonstration Against Gojp
eminent Follows Resignatv
RIOTING LASTS EOT
Cars and Police
NEWSPAPER OFFICES ATTACKED
Mob is Repulsed by Gendarmes with
MAY DECLARE STATE OF SIEGE
Emperor Bends for Mnrqnls Snrt
onjl, Leader of Constitutional
1st, nnd Asks Htm to Form
TOKIO, Feb. 10. There was serious
rioting In the streets here today. The
mob wrecked a number of police sta
tions and burned many street cars. The
emperor declared thnt In the event of
any further attempts at Incendiarism he
would declare a state of siege In Toklo.
The night's rioting came ns the sequel
of disorders following the resignation of
'Premier Katsura and his cabinet.
As the premier was returning from his
visit to the emperor he was stoned and
slightly injured. The mob then turned
to assaults on newspaper offices. Sev
eral policemen nnd civilians were badly
Finally, late in the day, one or tne
mob leaders was killed. The crowd, In
furiated by this, raided petroleum stores,
soaked bundles of straw in oil, lighted
them and threw them Into the offices of
The police and gendarmes drew their
swords, charged the mob and dispersed
It, wounding several people In doing so.
Military patrols were placed on duty in
The mob then scattered over various
districts and wrecked several police sta
tions. A mass meeting in Hlblya park.
ar tho Parliament buildings, ended
when the mob burned some street cars.
Marauls Ktmmochl SalonJI. former pre
mier and now leader of the constitutional
party, was summoned to" the palace by
his majesty immediately after the re
ceipt of Katsura's resignation.
The cabinet's action Is the result or the
firm attitude of the constitutionalists and
liberals In the Diet, who refused to follow
tho examplo of Salnonjl in withdrawal of
the recent vote of lack of confidence lp
the government. The cabinet's only sUp
to meet this opposition was an Immediate
dissolution of the Diet, but tho minister
of marine, Admiral Baron Mlnoru Salto,
refused to sign tho recommendation for
this .action and the resignation of the
nhtnt Virmmii Imperative.
Says He Talked of
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10,-rJohn R. Har
rington, a Chicago attorney associated
with1 Clarence 8. Darrow in the defense of
the McNamara brothers, ,wan called to
the stand today to testify against the for
mer chief counsel In the -latter's second
trial for alleged' Jury bribery.
Harrington's direct testimony was
brief. He said that Just before the trial
of James B. McNamara was begun ho
and Darrow had discussed "reaching
Jurors In the case."
"Darrow produced J10.000," -Harrington
testified, "and said If he could arrange
to reach a couple of Jurors James B. Mc
Namara would never be convicted."
Three Murderers Die
in Electric Chair
OS8IN1NG, N.. Y., Feb. 10. Three mur-
'derers were put to death In the electrlo
chair In Sing Sing prison this morning.
Each, as ho passed from the cell house
to the death chamber, called back a
cheerful farewell to those who remained
awaiting their end,
The first man to die was Joseph Gar
falo, a huge Italian, who killed his wife
because she threatened to divorce him.
George Bishop, a negro, small and frail,
was the second to take the chair. His
crime was the murder of a white woman,
Mrs.- Margaret Bell, In Brooklyn. Dop
ato Cardlllo, the last to die, was con
victed of killing Stephen 11. DlckBon,
whose body was found In a brook near
Sing Sing prison.
G-lover Says He
LEAD, S, D, Feb. 10. When told today
that his attorneys were surprised that he
"had repudiated his agreement to end
the litigation" In the famous contest
over the will of his late mother, Mrs.
Mary Baker G. Eddy, George W. Glover,
of this city' appeared to havo a change of
heart. He denied that he said he would
continue the suit at all hazards and said
"I was not sure nnd was waiting for
word from the east. If tho case is satis-
factorlly settled, I shall do no more. I.
have Instructed my attorneys that
entirely in thtlr hands. 1 was
The National Gapital
Monday, February 10, 101B.
Debate on Kenyon bill to prphlblt
shipment 'of liquor Into '"dry" states wae
Campaign funds Investigating commit
tee resumed. Its Inquiry-, endeavoring to
trace Arohbold Standard Oil letters.
Considered miscellaneous and District
of Columbia legislation.
Passed bill .forbidding intermarriage
of whites with negroes, Chinese, Japanese
or Malays In district of Columbia.
Took up agricultural appropriation bill.
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WELLS MAKES STATEMENT
Denies that She Has Business Con
nection with Hornby.
SAYS HEMISUSED HER LETTER
Did Not- Intend thnt It Should He
Presented an a Recommendation
for ills Aliened Cnncrr
Dr. Myrta A. Wells denies that she
has, or had, at any time, any business
connection, whatever, with "Doctor"
I havo my own offices," she says,
"icoupled exoluiiWely by myself, and
have no business connection wltli any
one. Surgical patients -have been sent
to me by Dr. Hornby and others, 'anil
I have performed operations upon these
cewful 'ata a. benefit to "the- patient
Tho letter published In The Boe
obtained from mo by Dr. Hornby, upon
the representations that he wished to
line It only for the purpose of assuring
his patients that he- hud a competent
surgeon to perform the operation, If onn
Was .required, He obtained this letter
with the distinct understanding that It
was to be used for no other purpose.
The first knowledge I had that the letter
hud been used for publication, waa when
tho matter was called to my attention
by the artlole In The Bee. I simply per
formed surgical operations upon pa
tlentsthat were referred to me by others,
as well as Dr. Hornby, and In the samu
legitimate manner that all other reputable
Omaha surgeons do, I make my own
charge for all operations performed by
me, and retain tho entire amount re
ceived by me In all cases."
RAMMED BY NAVAL TUG
SEATT.LiK Wash., Feb. 10. The gun
boat Vlcksburg, lying at tho navy yard,
was rammed today by tho naval tug
Fortune, which wns towing a water
br.rge. Tho steel prow of the tug cut
a gash In the starboard quarter of the
Vicksburg, which began to fill und was
beached to keep It from going down. Thn
Vicksburg. on did boat, was recently
ordered turned over to the naval militia.
Entries for Charter Convention
Primary Today to Choose 30 Out of 42 to Go on
Official Ballot Each Voter May Vote for Fifteen Only.
Name and Itesltlonce.
Harnett, F. A.. 1581 2 Crown J'olnt
Bediord, Jeff W., 021i N. 18tli
Uennctt, John II., 1HJ81 Cn.s. . . . r
Boonstra, Jurleu II., UD04 N. XOtli
Burns. Samuel. Jr., 430 H. -10th
Chambers. W. N.. 1817 Fariinm
Detweller, J. O., 3024 Dodge
Klgutter, Charles 8., 70O Jones
Fairfield, E. M., 2210 St. Mury's
Fiteh. David A.. 3718 N. 21st
Fiinkhouscr. M. F.. 130 N. 41st
fluye, Iiouls V., 1428 Kvans
Hackett, Harry J., 4022 Bedford
linrmon. Andrew. 4021 Farnani
Henfey. P. C. 125 8, 33th
Herring, Carl E., 2001 St. Mary's
Holovtehlner. Dr, E., 2401 S. 10th
iorrgan, Dan, 1814 N. 35th....
iu)0r, Charles F 1514 Military
Kennedy, Alfred C 1024 8. 32d
Kierstcad, W, I., 4U'J4 riorenco uivu
Kopp, Jacob, 3401 8. 15th
! Knurl. V. F.. 1732 8. IRtli.
, .McCaffrey. Frank U 3707 ijeavenwonii voai tieaicr iiem.
McCague, John It., 412 8. 24th Heal estate Hep.
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Metcalfe, James wi umita.
Myers, Frank II., 1020 8. 32d
Murphy, James D., 2013 Picrco
Peets, Ed., 2004 Crown Point
Heagan, John E 2102 Pinkney
Heynolds, Thomas P., 3822 Sherman
Hose water, Victor, 3525 Fnrnam
Hubensteln, Charles, 3000 8, 10th
Scannell, H. J., 2703 Fowler
Shafer, J. E., 1824 Farnaiu
Shainp, C. It., 8015 X. 24th
Vance, Jerry AV 3701 Allies
Wilcox, Hobcrt 8., 1805 Lothrop.
Yager, George E 1550 N, 17th
Ziegler, Isldor, 701 8. 87th
The Sanitation Bug.
Crawford Has Bill
To Limit Injunctions
Against State Laws
WASHINGTON, Feb. lO.-Benutor Craw
ford of South Dakota today Introduced
n bill to restrict the Issuance of Injunc
tions which suspend the enforcement of
a statute of a state.
According to the Crawford bill no In
junction of that nature could bo Issued
by any court of the United States or by
any Judgo or Justice until tho application
for the Injunction In presented to a
JiiRtlce of tho supreme court of the United
States or to a circuit or district Judge.
Tho application for tho Injunction will
be heard nnd determined upon by a com
mission of three Justices, oho-bf whom
will bo a 'Justice of tho supreme court.
A majority would decide.
'Temporary restralnltiKorders could be
Issued, according to the bill, when It had
been shown by an applicant for art In
junction that he would suffer Irreparable
loss by the enforcement of a state's la'wv
Walsh, Newell arid
Foye Are Indicted
by the Grand Jury
NUW YORK, Feb. 10. Police Captain
i Thomas Walsh, Edward J. Newell, a
lawyer, and Charlos 13. Foye, a police
man, were IncMotcd this afternoon by tho
extraordinary grand Jury, which has
been Investigating tho graft situation
Walsh is charged with bribery; Fooy
with perjury and Nekcll with Inducing n
witness not (o appear before the grand
FATHER OF CARTOONIST
DARLING PASSES AWAY
SIOUX CITY, Ia Feb. 10,-The funeral
of Rev. Marc W. Darling, wo'll known
Congregational divine, four years pastor
of tho First Congregational church here,
who died Saturday In Chicago, waa hold
hero this afternoon. The funeral services
will bu unpretentious, complying with the
wish of Rev. Mr. Darling. J. N. Darling
of New York, the cartoonist, known as
"Ding," Is a son.
Clerk . . . .Boc.
Coal denier .-r Dein.
Build Iiousoh Bern.
Cleaning ana uyoiufi. . .hoc.
Bond broker Itep.
'. .'. .Attorney . . . . 4 Deni.
.'. .MortgnRo loans Hep.
Heal estate Hep.
Attorney , Deni
Filter manufacturer. . .Hoe.
Heal estate.., Hep.
ueiircu , .r iiep.
Candy manufacturer.. .Hoc.
Butcher v Dem
, ,w. ..vk.xi., o una . .ium.
Heal estate Hep.
Stationary engineer. . .Soc.
Editor The Bee Hep.
Heal estate Hep.
Sec. Firemen's union.. Dem.
K. ,...Hattan rombany Dein.
Attorney . Itep.
WEBB LIQUORBILL PASSED
Senate Adobts Measure Already
Passed by the House.
SUBSTITUTE FOR KENYON AOTrrrruh.r JTSS
Senntor Hitchcock's Amendment Hi
ceptlnir Intended for Personal
Use from Ternm ofMensurr
In Votfd Down.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. The senate
tonight passed the Webb llquar bill,
already passed by the houso as a sub
stitute for tho Konyon-Sheppard bill.
The Webb bill wguld prohibit ship
ments of Intoxicating liquors from one
stato to anothor when Intended to be
received or sold .In violation of the law
ot the .state to whloh shipment Is made.
FHeltds bf the legislation now will
seek to have tin house conotir In the
senate bill, whloh differs from the bill
passed by the house only in number
flhoutd thattQ done tho, bills would not
be- considered In conference, but ,he
bill passed by tho snnato would go 'to the
president for his signature.
The substitution of the Webb bill for
the Konyon-Sheppard bill camo'nt the
close of prolongated debate, and was
by vivo voco vote, no roll call being de
manded. Senator Sheppard had failed today t?
get unanimous consent for tho substitu
tion of the Webb act for the bill of
which ho was a Joint author. Senntor
Kenyon, co-author of the senate bill,
closed the dobnto by asking that the
Webb bill bo substituted as the order
of the ,day did not permit tho voting on
the Web bill as an Independent measure.
The voting was first on tho perfection
nf thn Kenyon-Hheppard bill. By a vote
of 61 to 23 the senato agreed to the com
mittee amendment adding a section to
tho bill which provided that Intoxicating
liquors should become subject to state
laws upon crossing state boundaries.
Senator Hitchcock's amendment to ex
cept liquor Intended for personal use was
defeated without a rill call, and one by
Senator O'Gorman to except liquor In
tended for personal or sacramental ure
likewise was defeated by 31 to CO. Sen
ator Kenyon succeeded In having his
measure amended to become operative
July 31, 1913. Thereupon Senator Gal
linger asked for the .substitution of tho
Webb bill for the senato measure. Ho
likewise succeeded In' having tho title
umended so as to bring the houses In ac
cord except as to the number of bills.
Ten Loses Lives in
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. lO.-Ten
persons are dead and a score wounded
as a result of a battle today between
strikers and authorities near Mucklow,
W. Va., In the Kanawha coal strike dis
trict. Seven of the dead were strikers
and three were members of the mlno
guards and railroad pollc. Of the Injured
If teen are said to be strlke'ra and the
FORMER NEWSPAPER MAN
9 ' IS DEAD AT .BOONE
BOONE, la., Feb. 10.-Speclal.)-The
body of Robert Kelghton, a former woll
known Iowa newspaper man, who died
In this city two days ago, was biuiod
yesterday and his funeral was simple
and unostentatious, Kelghton never had
much use for fchow und display and
shortly before his death told his aunt,
Mrs. Henry Kelly, that he wanted no
flowers, no music and no sermon. "You
can have a minister pray and read a
scripture passage, but that Is all," he
told her. And. his wishes were carried
out to the letter. His death, while
caused by tuberculosis, was hurried by an
attack by a negro thug, three months
ago, Kelghton was learning to check
cars at the Northwestern yards In the
eastern part of the clt and was en route
tohls jjWgrk one morning about 6 o'clock
wTf$n?lfe, negro Jumped and grabbed
him by the throat and nearly choked him
to death. From then on his decline was
Ill mother Is a wealthy woman of
Ulnghamton, N, Y.
OVER MANY BILLS
YET TOI CONSIDER
Suggestion Made that Eaoh Mem
ber Pick Out His Favorite
TWELVE HUNDRED TO COME UP
Adjournment Seems Far Away
Under Present Conditions.
NEWSPAPER CLAIMS ALLOWED
Committee o House Has Given
Them Its Approval.
FIGHT MORTGAGE TAX REPEAL
Mnny Interested In Money Matters)
Appear Before l.rRlslatnre to Op
pose Action Contemplated-
Senate Doe Some AVork.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 10. (Special.)--Now
that some of tho members of thn
legislature, nt least, realize that It will
be Impossible carefully to consider all oC
thn mora than 1,200 bills now pending!
unless tho session Is to .last well Into
tho summer, several prepositions are be
ing considered to got rid of the bulk of
Some ono has suggested that each
member select his most Important bills,
or the ones he is most Interested In, up
to four or five, and thon agree that tho
others bo Indefinitely postponed. If each
member would select five favorites for
consideration this would still leave 0
bills In tho house nnd 165 In the senate,
which would require some time for con
sideration. This talk among tho mombers Is ot
some Importnnco at this tlmo because
many are beginning to worry over the
final day of adjournment. Several havo
their Ml of being statesmen already.
Tho only definite nctlon so far taken
posed constitutional amendments voted
last November. This morning this com
mittee received another claim for $2,070,
filed by Herman Boltz of Frembnt. Mr.
Bolts says in his statement that he had
sixty-four blooded hogs treated with hog
cholera serum sent out by the state. Ot
the number treated on orders of the state
veterinarian, thirty died and thirty-four
have not yet recovered. Twenty-nlno
other blooded hogs on his farm were
not treated arid aro Will well and strong.
He charges, and says the deputy veter
inarian agrees with him, that th serum
was -defective" and poisonous and' caused,
his loss. II wants the state to reim
Measure, to Kill Smith Act Meets)
.(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 10.-(Speclal Telegram.)
That, tho bill Introduced In the house
to repeal the Smith mortgage tax law
Is meeting with considerable opposition
wob evidenced today when at their
monthly lunch of the Tax Reform chili
of Lincoln that nnd other measures before
tho legislature touching upon taxation
Among tho men who were present vere
Representative Mockett of Lancaster
county, ex-Represcntatlves Hatfield and
Zlmmer of the samo county, Walter
Jxieko and A. L. Btxby ot th eStato Jour
mil. Judgo ConrlBh of the district court,
Frank Odell ot tho rural life commission,
R. L. Metcalfe of the Commoner and sev
eral university professors.
The bill to repeal the present mortgage
tax law took up most of tho time of tho
discussion and wa sopposed by nearly all
present. Mr. Hatfield said that since the
Smith law had been In effect the per
centage of local imey loaned In Lan
caster county nau increasca over mat oi
foreign capital, about 84 per cent' now
being placed on Lancaster county farms
being Nebraska money.
A bll repealing the law was killed lp
committee of the whole In tho senate by
practically a unanimous vote, but over
In tho houso It met with mora favorabln
consideration and has been engrossed for
S13NATIJ GRINU13R AT WORK
Forty Per PCeut of Measures) There
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 10.-(8peclal.)-Of tho
4S7 bills which passed Into the senato
hopper In the twenty days allotted tor
Introduction of measures supposedly bene
flclal to the state, 40 per cent have al
ready been disposed of either by passage
or Indefinite postponement. Of these
twenty-nlno have successfully gone tho
route and now await action by tho house
and governor. Nine were killed by the
committees to which they wrero referred
and two met an untimely death In com
mittee of the whole.
NInety-threo bills have been reported
from the committee, fprty-nlne have suc
cessfully stood the scrutiny of the same
committees and twenty-nine have been
passed to third reading.
Three house rolls have gone through
tho senate like greased lightning, theso
being two appropriation bills and the
other tho report ot the committee ap
pointed to recodify the statutes.
COL. nATES AFTER POSTOFPIOEl
Does Not Wnnt State Job nt Hands
iFrom a Staff Correspondent.)'
LINCOLN, Feb. 9. (Speclal.)-Colonel
M. A. Bates of Flattsmouth was hers
today to pay his respects to the governor,
who, however, was out of town,
"I am the only democrat so far as I
know who has not asked the governor
for an office, or in tho least Interfered
with him. For fifty years I have been
In the newspaper business and never have
I asked for an appointment until right
now. I do want to be postmaster at my
Colonel Bates has letters from Senator
Hitchcock and Congressman Magulro
(Continued, on Pas Two.
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