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This day In Oninhn, ten! twenty
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VOL. XL1I-XO. 213.
OMAHA, I'M? I DAY MORNTNU
SiNdLlO COPY TWO (MONTH.
WiADERQ ROT LIKELY
TO ESCAPE WITHOUT
: TRIAL OF SOME KIND
Official Investigation Probable
Either on Murder or Embezzle
1IEW ADMINISTRATION SWORN IN
Deposed President and Vice Presi
dent Hear Crowd's Shouts.
THREE THOUSAND ARE KILLED
Latest Estimate Places Number of
Wounded at Ten Thousand.
HUERTA AND DIAZ AT WORK
Report thnt Titer Arc Not (iettliiK
Alone Well Together Discounted
by Numerom Friendly Con
ferences: They llolil.
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 20. That Fran
cisco Madera will get out of Mexico with
out having to face official Investigations
of one charge or another now appears
Improbable. He already has been charged
with responsibility for the death of Colo
nel Riveroll, whom he Is alleged to havo
ahot at the time of his arrest In the
A committee of deputies now has asked
.that Madero he forced to account for
moneys expended by the administration.
This committer called on President
Heurta this afternoon and urged that
Madero be held accountable for theldc
Pleted condition of tho treasury.
The last details of the organization of
Mexico's now ogvernment wore completed
at 4 o'clock this afternoon, when the
members of President Ileurta's official
family took the oath In tho yellow room
In the palace, Immediately above that oc
cupied by tho deposed president and vice
Frank D spiny of Soldiers.
Unablo to witness the scenes from their
room Madero and Saurez were ablo to
hear the pluudlts of tho crowds in tho
street and In the big square In front,
and the buglo calls of the united army.
Significant of tho birth In battle of the
new administration was the frank display
of soldiers and the effect on the crowds
was not lost.
It served as a reminder that even If It
were Hot a military dictatorship that
had been established the present admin
istration was of much sterner fiber than
that which had Just fallen.
General Felix Diaz was among thoao
In the yellow room when the ministers
too kthe oath and heard Iluerta pro
nounce the formal time-honored phrase:
'If youdceep this" oath, the 'country., will
rewardyojJif.l'ou. do not, it will call
j'ou to an accounting."
General Diaz was present, ostenelby In
no official capacity, but meroly as a
private citizen, which he become many
months ago on resigning his commtstlon
a general In the regular army.
Madero and Pino Suarez betrayed In
their faces the chagrin and humiliation
which they must have felt, according to
officers of the guard. Neither deigned to
aek questions as to what was happening
in the room above, but the conversation
of the guards served to acquaint them
with the proceedings. A sneer 'showed on
the face of Madero, but the dejection of
tho former vlco president was too great,
apparently, to permit h play of other
Meanwhile tho attitude of Zapata and
Gomez, leaders of the southern and
northern rebels, is occasioning anxiety.
The closest estimates ohtatnable of tho
casualties during the fighting in the
streets show that about 3,000 persons
were killed nnd 7,000 wounded, These are
ot government figures, nor will the gov
ernment be able to make any reliable
In most cases no- official records were
made of tho bodies, which were gathered
up, carted to open spaces outride the
city and burned.
Numerous Instances are known In which
whole families were wiped out by ex
ploding shells or by trio pepetrating flro
of machlno guns. The great majority jf
tho dend were non-combatants, Including
h large proportion of women and chll-
Ill Cll. .
Estimates us to tho loss of property I
are necessarily Inaccurate? There Is no I
doubt that the damage amounts to many
liny of Fugitive's.
These arc the days of fugitives. The
families of thosp who stood high In
favor with Madero. fearing retaliation,
have fled from the city. The wife of
suburb but the other members of the,
family 'are supposed to he in Aera Cruz.
It was Mid that the ex moment wu ,
to be deported from v era , ru mui. i .
it ! 1,! ; suhstltut" for a
this exile was to be a substitute for a
trla, for the murder J-"'
whom he was accused of killing at tho
Bme of his arrest in. ine national iwim-f, ,
The formal accusation was made against
him by Attorney Carlos Salinas before
the attorney general of the republic nnd
It was declared that the charge was to
be left pending t-hould he attempt to re
turn to the republic.
Another report was that the govern-
ued on Page Two.)
For Omaha Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Snow, not much change In temperatuic.
Temuersiture at Ominlin Yeslerilny.
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Attempt to Confuse
Expert in Hyde
Trial is Futile
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 20. -Attempts by
the defense to shako tho testimony of the
state's expert witness. Dr. Ludwlg Ilek
toen of the t'nlverslty of Chlcngo. failed
at today's session of tho Hyde murder
trial when the expert calmly stated that
things ho had advised In a book written
several years ago were quite applicable
to present day conditions.
On cross-examination by Attorney
Walsh for tho defense Dr. Ilektoen ad
mitted that In, performing an autopsy on '
Swope's body lie had not followed in
stitutions set forth In his own hook on
tho technique of nutopMes. which said
frozen bodies should not be thawed with
"That book was written In Dr.
Ilektoen sold. "Since that time methods
of embalming have changed somewhat
and methods of conduotlngatitopRtes also
have been altered. Were I to revise my
book today I would change those state
ments." Dr. Ilektoen on redirect examination
klenled there wcro Indications about ,1)10
body of Chrlsman Swopo that he hiul "led
Judgo Porterfleld announced today that
he probably would have to rule out all
testimony relative to Chrlsman Swopc un
less the state produced stronger proof
that his death was Irregular.
Pavilion m London;
Two Under Arrest
LONDON. Feb. 20. Suffragettes paid
another havoc-working visit, to the Key
Botanical Gardens today and fired a
largo refreshment pavilion, which burned
to the ground. Two women wore Injured.
The two young women taken Into cus
tody gave their names as Lillian Lenton
and Joyce Locke, each 22 years old.
They were caught while running away
from the scene of the flro. Each carried
a bag containing a dark lantern, cotton
soaked In oil, a hammer and a saw.
When brought up at tho police court,
the magistrate refused to allow them ball.
They were told by the court that their
offense was not political, but highly cri
minal. Miss Locke thereupon hurled at the
magistrate a big law book, which nar
rowly missed his head. She then fought
desperately against the wardens who
were assigned to remove her to a cell.
On the previous occasion three months
ago. Miss Locko threw one of her shoes
at the head of an- Aberdeen magistrate,
Sho was charged with carrying ex
plosives to a hall where Chancellor Lloyd
George was to speak
Man Whose Daughter
Was 'Shot is Sent to
NKVADA, Mo., . Feb. :20Li M-. Duff,
whose daughter, clad In. ijien's garments,
was slain here Wlle bdth of them were
running' from Claude Heedle, a Sheldon
farmer, jyho 'dBCoVi'ed them In his corn
crib, was found guilty today of breuklng
Into Bc'edlo's barn and was sentenced to
two years In the penitentiary.
Duff's defense wasthat his daughter,
mentally unbalanced, had left home In thu
night and that he had followed lier to
Beedle'a barn. He sajd he was trying to
persuade her to return homo when Becdlo
They started to run and Beedlo fired,
killing the daughter and wounding the
father. The charge against B'eedle of
killing the girl was dropped by the prose
cutor. Cook Shoots Women
SACItAMENTO, Cal., Feb. 20. Because
he was discharged, a Japanese cook,
whose name Is not known here entered
the home of H. B. Armstrong, two mile?
from Davis, early today, firing flv.i
shots at Mrs. Armstrong and her' young
daughter, according to wqrd received by
the local police. All of the bullets ar.i
said to have taken effect. The Japanese
was shot through the neck. The Jananei
escaped. Mr. Armstrong. w:io was In th,
house during the shooting, was uninjured
Latest reports were that the women were
MARRIES MISS METCALFE
LINCOLN, Feb. 20. Congressman-elect
Silas R. Barton of the Fifth Nebraska
district and Miss Ellen T Metcalfe weio
district and Miss Ellen T Metcalfe weio
' 'e oniy uuugiuer or
Wd'ard L. Metcalfe, assistant editor of
trvnn m nmmnnor nni writ i rM ir i
- " ' , '
iholn" - for Washington
congressman-elect will bed-. 1
mcnlUerB of tho lwo famlllM,
: tended the ceremony.
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LINCOLN'S EX-REFORM MAYOR
HELD UNDER ALBERT LAW
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb. Feb. 20.-(8pclal Tel
egram.) A complilnt waflled by County i
Attorney Strode today against Don L
Love, tho former reform mayor of Lin
coln and the present treasurer of the
progressive state committee, for an al
leged fracture of the Albert law. In that
he owns property being used by Mrs.
Tucker at 1132 N street as a house of
Affidavits were filed from the chief of
police and others that the place had a
TR0ITSKY CATHEDRAL BURNS;
HISTORIC COLLECTION SAVED
ST. PUTEMSmmG, Feb. JO.-The
TroltBky cathedral was destroyed by fire
today. The great collection of pictures,
carvings ami precious relics which had
been gathered in the building sinre Its
election in 1703, by Peter the Oreatl was
SMALL UNITS MUST
Victor Rosewatcr at Washington
Declares He Has Great Faith in
Future of Republicanism.
LEADERS CANNOT PREVAIL
Township, County and State Com
mittees Must Act.
STRONGER AT NEXT ELECTION
Editor of Bee Looks for Early Meet
ing of Committee.
MAY CONFIRM NEBRASKANS
Humor tlint I'imt nmut rrx Will Secure
Tlirlr Office on Compromise on
I'll rt of Democrat L'iiiincm In
tercut nt Cnpltnl.
(From a Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20.-(Spectnl Tel
cgram.) After tending to a number of
requests by friends in Omaha In and
about the various government depart
ments, Victor ltosewater left this after
noon for Baltimore. He will leave tor
Omaha tomorrow. While tho mlssto-i
which brought Mr. ltosewater and Mr
Kennedy to Washington on behalf of
the Commercial club does not bear Im
mediate fruit, they have gone home feel
ing that Omaha will be taken care of
when the time Is propitious, especially
with reference to army and Immigration
The Washington Post, which Is carry
ing expressions of prominent and in
fluential republicans as to the advisabil
ity of holding a national convention .n
the early fall or winter for the purpose
of outlining somo common grounds for
action looking to reorganization of the
party, prints the following Interview with
Mr. ltosewater this morning:
"Among republican lenders In Washing
ton the proposition for the culling. of a
convention of the republican purty, to be
held next summer, has occasioned mor
or less Interest. Tlint such a convention
may be called, but not for the purposes
outlined by former Governor lln.liey or
Senator Cummins, seems to bo agreed
Committee to Meet .Soon.
"Victor ltosewater. former (ruling chair
man of the republican national commit
tee, who Is in Washington, said at the
New Wlllard, the probability Is that a
convention will bo called to consider a
cnango In the ba sis of representation at
national conventions. Mr. ltosewater Is
o longer a member of tho natlonnl com-,
mlttce, but he understands that the re
publican committee will meet within the
next few days.
" 'It is my Judge men that a national
convention of the republican, party may
be called to take up the- propo'sftloii for
a change In the basis of representation
In national conventions,' said Mr. ltose
water; 'It can be called for no other
purpose, surely. So far 'as reorganization
of the party Is concerned I have no
chapges In my views.
" 'I believe If there is to be a reorgani
zation of tho party,' It 'must come from
within and not from suggestions or ef
forts of tho so-called leaders. The
smaller organizations, such nB the town
ship, county and state committees must
start the work for reorganization, If there
Is to bo reorganization,
" 'It cannot be accomplished by start
ing it from the top and working down
ward. I have faith In the republican
party. It will show up a great deal
stronger In the next election than In the
last; that Is a certainty.' "
"" Nebraska I'ontmnsters.
Now that the) rumor Is revived that the
democrats of the senate will endeavor to
confirm the president's nominations af
fecting the army, the navy and tho ma
rine corps and jiosslbly some others, it Is
Interesting to note thnt all of (the nom
inations affecting Nebraska ale pobtmas
tpr. with the single exception of John
Pearl Pulver o be first lieutenant In the
medical reserve corps of the army dating
from Ocber G. 1912.
The postmasters whose nominations are
held up are:
December 3, 1912 Charles F. Leetham,
at .St Paul; reappointment; commission
expired December 17, W12.
John Illng, at Hooper; reappointment.
commlsMnn expired May 2t. mi.
December 0. Charles W. Meeker. Ht Im
perial: reappointment; commission ex
pired December 17. ,
Moroni H. Tyson, at Klmwood, vice
itiiii..M1 I Qafrxinl rofllailPfl.
(Continued on I'ape Two.)
SetUon 1 of said bill provide, for the
crciu(jn of ft waUr aletrlcl congnK of
Omaha. South Omaha. Dundee. Florence
" anV rreolnct a part of which Is sup-
by the'Omaha water plant, which
said district may be extended without
limit at any time by proclamation of the
. b," rr,!!"1 V,V
imai u rutin tunot'tiuv hhj uwm -
of tho new .district.
Section 2 of "the bill provide that the
proposed water district shall be a boSy
corporate with "all the usual powers of
a corporation for public purposes" (what-
ever that may mean). This power Is cer
tainly exceedingly sweeping, If It mean
anything, undefined, uncertain and, per
haps, very dungerouii.
8ald section also provides that the
Water board "may purchase, hold and
sell personal and real property." Whofe
property dot this mean and what prop
erty? Nobody knows, .
Also tills section provides the board
may have control of "Its afcsets." WJiat
are they? It also provides for the board'n
control of wiiter. price regulation, etc., In
and outside of the district. i
Section S of the bill, for fear l( might
be ovci looked. alw provides that the pres
ent Water board shall be the Water board
of the proposed .water -district
Keotlon i provides that, in case of va-
cancy on the board, the board shall flit
ill, not until the. next general election, but
J for the remainder of the term, which
From tho Cleveland Plain Dealer.
ALUMNI FAVOR REMOVAL
Ex-Nebraska Students Show Their
Attitude on Vote.
THREE TO ONE OUT IN STATE
The Alumni S ton it Ten to Two In
Appro vii I of llrKcnt' Urriim
mendntloii to Consolidate
Alumni of the University of. Nebraska
who live In Omaha, nnd Lincoln are
agreed that the reluoval of tho univer
sity enmpusr to the .state fnrm will 'better
the condition of their nlma mater. He
turns from the Cornhusker graduates of
there two cities' show a largo majority
In favor of removal. In Oinuha, out of
a total of IIS votes, only five are reg
istered against taking the big school to
the farm. In Lincoln, where some of the
graduates arc Influenced by business In
terests, the vote shows htt In favor of
removal and seventy-nine opposed to the
Out In the state tho graduates have
voted more than three to one for re
moval. The total VQte which has come
Hit thu office of the secretary of the
Omaha Alumni association, the body that
has been taking the -poll, Is nearly 1,200.
Heplcs contlhtie. to-arrVf! eaqh (fay,'th,
total mall 'for .each, forti'-JJlght hours
bringing In ftte"eri" and twenty. Moat of
the answers are yes, the averdgo dally
vote showing approval qt tho action of
the r.egenlsHcn to' two.
.Many Wrlle Letters.
Many of the alilmhl W.io favor removal
write letters' urging Omaha alumni .to
do all they can to get tho legislature to
take action that will brng abqut removal.
Home of the letters state thnt the Uni
versity of Nebraska will take it, position
with the small Hchools of the west within
twenty yearn unless the school of agri
culture and the university are united on
the farm campus.
An alumnus at Seward, where tho grad
ntes of Nebraska -were reported to be In
favor of extension and not removal, de
clares tlmUtho local association .there- Is
controlled by it faction which Is moved
to action by certain Lincoln business
men, and that a resolution favoring ex
tension wnB "railroaded through and that
a majority of the Seward alumni are
strongly in favor of taking the school to
FRANK ROMEO EXECUTED
IN SALT LAKE CITY
SALT LAKE CITV. Feb. .-Frttnk
Romeo, an Italian miner who murdered
A. V. Jenkins at Price, Utah, two years
ago, was executed by shooting at the
Btato prison at 8 o'clock this morning. In
tho record time of three minutes after
stepping from nis ceil ne was iea into me
prison yard, strapped to a chair and shot.
Romeo collapsed when, he faced the firing:
squad, He confessed his guilt to the gov
at the Proposed Water District Law
VI P it ' T
Before the House,
111 A.N OMAHA ATTOIINKY.
mlght bo almost tlx )'ears. This of course,
Is not In accord with all other offices of
this stato which are filled .by appoint
ment. County commissioners, the vacancy
is not filled by. the board, but by other
county officers. ',
t'nder section 7 of the bill the board Is
gWen unlimited power and authority to
extend the water plant? as fnr as It sees
fit, and at any cost, and also suld sec
tion provides, that the board shall have
power and control over nil streets, alleys
and public grounds within said district.
without leave or license 'from anybody
nnd also may appropriate private prop-
erty for Its use. However much the wishes
und desires of tho Water board may con-!
fllot with the city management or the!
city's comfort and safety.- In Its stieets,
all must give way to the desire of the
Water board. "
Said section also provides that no In
dividual wator plant can be used within
said district without obtaining a permit
from the Water board, and then also
the samo shall be voted upon by the
voters of the district.
Said section alto provides that tin
board may, at any time, vail any person
before the board and make them testify
on any matter the lioard deems proper
Said section also provides nil account
shall be audited with the secretary.
The Water hoard (hall also fix all
water rates and may determine what Is
1 reasonable In anv particular case. In
j other words, the board may discriminate
Reveal Candy Man
Leads Triple Life
K A N't! AS C1TV. Mo., Feb. S0.-(Htcclut
Telegram.) Investigation of perfumery
thefts at a drug store led this morning
to the arrest df IL J. Hall, a candy
maker, 2,ycars old, and to the discovery,
nccordlrfff to statements taken by the
police, that Hall Is wanted for the aban
donment, of a wife nnd cilld at fit.
Joseph, Mo., and' hns been maintaining
two households In Kansas City.
The police ' say Hull has been living
at tl7 Whlttler place with Julia Mar
shall, 20 years old, whom he Is nlleged
to have brought to this city from Lincoln,
Neb., flvo months ngo, and supported at
917 Central avenue Allco Hackney, 21
years old, also said to have been brought
from Lincoln a few weeks ago.
At the apartments In Whlttlar place
a number of bottles of perfumery al
leged to havo been stolen, j were recovered.
At tho Central avenue house It was
stated that Miss Hackney had given
several bottles of toilet watpr In pay
ment of rent.
Halt denies bringing either of tho girls
to Kansas City, and denies that ho had
anything to do with the theft of per
turnery., declaring the women are re
sponsible, ' tfibh of ttiajijtU;liI.ayi. Unl
had promised to inarryTier- as soon :ns
he could obtain divorce from hit wife.
Thl Hail-also denies.
Morgan Sends for
an Italian Specialist
I.ONUON, Feb. 20.- The Kxchange Tele
graph cbmpany published a dispatch
from. Homo stating that I'rof. Glusseppo
Ihistlanelll, tho best known medical
specialist- In Italy, was today summoned
to Cairo, Kgypt, by J. I'lcrpont Morgan.
It Is said that the professor will leave
this afternoon and Is to remain with
Mr. Morgan until he sails on March 10.
Another dispatch from Home says Mr
Morgan telegraphed, stating that his con
dition had greatly Improved, but thnt
he wan sending for I'rof. Ilastlanelll ns
a matter of precaution.
HIGHLAND FALLS, N. ,Y., Feb, 20.
Thero was shipped from hero today by
express to Cairo Kwypt, a case of fresh
laid eggs and a quantity of butter for
J P. Morgan, who has been III there.
Tho eggs and butter are from Mr. Mor
gan's farm here.
RAILROAD MUST PAY $22,200
FOR WOMAN'S LITTLE FINGER
8I3ATTLH, Wash.. Feb. 20. A Jury to
day awarded J22.30O to Mrs. Anna L.
Valentine, wife of L. L. Valentine. Chi
cago, furniture manufacturer, because
tho door of a Northern Pacific car wus
slammed upon her little finger, necessi
tating nmputittlon at the middle knuckle.
The accident occurred on a train bound
from Seattle for PortUtnd.
O f If i 1 J
In Its water rates, whether. It he for
Mill Ilea' I puroses, friendship or other
wise. This section Is also drastlo 'as to
the things required of tho water user,
and the wutcr may be out off for non
payment of rents, negligence In .paying
for plumbing, non-tnalntenancc of mains
etc. . . ,
Said ,1(111 ulso provides that the . board
may do all the work of putting In malm,
in fact, all kinds of work In oxtcntdons
and otherwise, without advertising and
without cotitraoL This provision would
d " we didn't have a
righteous and honest Water board.
w,"u" vu ",u "ul "ftvo.
f1"'11 bourd has the entlru say of how
many employes and what their salurlei
shall be. except, perhaps, the general
I manager and the board Itself.
Section 12 provides, "Any person wh-j
shall willfully Interfere with or obstruct
any employe of said inetroolltau water
district In the discharge of his duties
shall be deemed guilty of a mis.
demeanor nnd shall, on conviction
thereof, be punlrhcd by a fine of not
ovarSHO, or Imprisonment In the count
Jail foe. not over sixty days, or both ''
It would teem this Is a pretty drastl
measure and provision To Just what
extent the water board would have lt
employes Immune from overriding !
the rights and privileges of u citizen
not clear There Is nothing In tin
(Continued on Page deveu )
OPPOSES FREIGHT RATE CUT
Nebraska Railway Commission Is
sues Statement to Legislature.
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SAYS MUCH IS AT STAKE
Knncfment of I.mv ('nttlnir Tnrlffn
. AViiii Id Knilnnirrr Kfflcnc)'
nf All Acid of Commission
(From a Btnff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb.. Feb, 20.-(8peclal.)-The
Hallway commission has Issued the
following statement regarding pending
"On Thursday morning a nupibcr of
the legislators, consisting of Messrs.
Keckley, Palmer. Hlchnrdson, Norton
and tlollen, called upon tho Hallway
commission for Information 'It) the matter
of pending rate legislation, at which
meeting all commissioners were present,
"During the course of tho conference
the question was asked of tho commis
sion, whether or not tho pending rato
legislation would hamper the work of
the commission. The commission con
curred unanimously In the following
answer to that question:
"Tim commission 'Is Just as ce.alous
as any .member of this legislature to
scctiro reasounhlo freight rates for the
shippers, 'of this state, and t Is ot the
Opinion, that the pending- rrite legisla
tion. If enacted, would seriously hamper
It In securing reasonable rates Jor the
"Immediately utw?ii the organlcatltm of
the commission and after n stidy of tho
rate question, the commission was satis
fied that class rates In the slate of Nr
hrnska were tbo high, anil Unmade an
exhaustive study nnd spent' thousands of
dollars In examining and' ahnlyilng
several minion wayuiiis on throe or tlpi
main roads of the stato of Nobraska on
Intrastate shipments In the state of Ne- t
orasica. rue uata so collected, complied .(
In compnet form, Is' In the records of ths '
tirnernl (Inter Imiiieil,
'Am n result of Its study the commis
sion, under ditto of July 0, 1309, Issued Its
genernl order No. 19, setting forth a
tentative schedule of class .rates based
on instances, and required tho railroads
of tho state to appear and show cause
why such schedule should not be adopted.
Hearings were had under this order
The holding of Judge Sanborn In th
Minnesota rato cases hns deterred thn
commission taking final action In thli
matter, as they felt It would he useless
and a, wasto of time and money to at
tempt to further reduce rates In th,
state of Nebraska at thlB tlmo until tho
supreme court of the United State
should finally pass upon the question
presented In the Minnesota rate case.
Many questions vital to the correct so
lution of the rate problem are presented
In that case, the four most Important
questions being: Whether or not the
fixing of state rates by a state authority
constitutes a direct ( Interference of reg
ulation of Interstate rates. If Judg?
Sanborn's ruling In this respect Is sus
tained by the supreme court, the state
legislatures and commissions will b?
without Jurisdiction to regulate the In
trastate rates within their respective
(Inrsllon of Knrnlnws.
"Second, the question whether' railroads
nro entitled to earn on the unearned In
crement and upon properties and moneys
granted to thorn by the government or
donated by various municipalities, various
cities, counties, townships, etc, If the su
preme court, hoHa that they -are entitled
'to earn on the unearned Increment, It will
so Increase values of the carriers within
this stato na to render It necessary' for
tho 'commission to modify and revise the
figures which It has at present under con-
(Continued on Page,Threc.)
is not poetic ' N
It's plain, unadorned business getting yopy, and .
it attracts persons who want what they want when
they want it. They don 't 'look for oratory, rhetoric
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AT MANY LOBBYISTS,
BUT NOTHING MORE
Third House Numerous and Active
at Lincoln Buttonholing Mem
.LIKE TO SEE PUBLIC "ROASTS"
Members Willing to Read Censure,
but Submit to Aots. ,
I HOWELL ON THE FIRING LINE
'Now Reinforced by Weed and
! O'Brien on Water Bill.
I STOCK YARDS AND TELEPHONES
Members Threaten to MnUr Kx
ninplc of Nome' Special A Rent,
but No Our Looks for Lit it
to lie Applied.
( Fiom a tSaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. !X'.-(Hpeclal.)-Wheu
It comes to resolutlng against the viola
tion of laws nnd Investigating officers of
other departments of government tho
democrntlo house of representatives, to
bo known In history ns the "school fur
the development of detectives," Is right
up to snuff, hut when It comes really to
doing anything along the line of Its good
Intentions, thero' Is nothing to It. A
bunch of lobbyists hero Is working over,
time right on tho floor f the house and
In tho hotel lobbies they corral members
nnd discuss legislation wtlli them, abs3
lutely contrary to the law, which tnakcH
such proceedings a felony.
The members "beef" and growl about
the activity of the lobby nnd want lob
bylsts "roosted" In public print, but not
one has shown a disposition to bring the
law to boar on these persons.
During the last few days several parties
have been mixing It with tho members
In behalf of .the stock yards, affecting
which there are several bills pending
Among those who have been down nro
General Malinger tlucklngham, John II
Watklns, Tom MoPherson and Jess Whit
more. It, 11. Howell has been here almost all
winter trying to prevent Senator Mncfar
laud from getting any amendments tacked
onto the Omnlin. water district bill. He
has now been Joined by F, D. Wcad and
Dave O'llrlen, members of the Water
board, who are workllig with him. Mr
Howell cannot see the fence which Is sup
posed to separate tho . nhecp froln the
goats, but all legislative gates look like
gas to him and he Is as much at home
on the floor cf the house or senate "button
holing momhers ns he Is In h quiet corner
at the Hole).' ' '' "
Members' havo complained of tlun activ
ity of thn men named above, as they have
against IC. M. Momman, jr.., rind Ov Jl.
Pratt, representing lthro telephone pcopl.
'Members havo threatened tf) make Hh
example- of some of these Hpecla) agents,
btit lip orwhellovcM thern Is a,-member of
the. "dbmocratlo house who will ever do
anything about It hut "roar,"
nnuKMunow puth onh ovkr
ftecfire Advancement of Hill lie
, qnlrliiBr I'niul III vestment.
(From (It Ktkff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 20. -Bpeciat.) - Hon
Drifeaodow, Foster and Brain were ablA
to put one over on the Insurance lobby
this afternoon before tho Insurance com
mittee of tho hoise when" they secured
a favorablo report qn pruesedow's bill
to colnpel life Insurance companies dolnr
business In Nebraska to Invest 76 per
cent, of their Income on Nebraska busi
ness In this state.
Elmer Stephenson nnd a big batch of
other Insurance men tiave been Industri
ously fighting, tho bill before the com
mltto ut they wcro Unable to head off
tho Douglas members who wanted It
Druesedow had prepared a statement,
which was read to the committee today,
It set out that the .object of the bill iit
to prevent a concentration of a colossal
amount of money In Wall street to b
used In speculation. The statemrht
showed that Morgan hod paid f3.000.000
for $100,000 worth of stock In the Kqultable
Life of New York, which could pay him
but $7,000 a year. He did this, Druese
dow said, In order to get "control of the
money of the company to use It.
The statement Insisted that the enact
ment of such a law would work no hard
ship on tho Insurance companies, but
would be of great benefit to the people
of the state.
3lnn' Member Ileeoiumend Hucli
Mrnaare He Adopted.
(From a Staff Correspondent )
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 20.-(Speclal.j
Though the senate killed the bill pro
viding for a constitutional convention,
tho house this afternoon recorrimendet"
uch a measure for 'passage. In th
committee of the whole1 It received "fifty
five votes, which Is not enough' td pass
It on third reading.
Mailer); explained that , the people
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