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VOL. XLI1-N0. 214.
OMAHA, SATl'HDAY MOWX1M0, FEBRUARY
)', SIXTKEN PAOKS.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
FOUR STATES OPENLY
: REFUSE ALLEGIANCE
TO HUp REGIME
Concern Over Coming of Peace to
Mexico Supplants Concern Over
Pate of Madero.
DE LAO AND ZAPATA HOLD OUT
Rebel Generals Refuse to Announce
PREPARING TO USE THE ARMY
Pederal Forces Will Be Sent Against
Any Rebellious Movement.
MADERO WILL NOT BE KILLED
Genrrnl llnertn I'ei-rxinnllj- linn As
sured Spnnrn Mnilero Ihnl Iter
. Hnstin'nd Will Not He
MEXICO CITY. Feb. 21.-Sollcilude for
the personal safety of Madero. was given
' - Provisional President Huerta to diplo
ma is ieay as the rason why the cx-presl- 1
dent cannot be removed from the capital
for the present. President Iluerta r
called to his visitors the historic attack
upon the train which bore ex-President
Diaz to Vera Cruz on his exile to Europe
when Iluerta himself was in command
of the escort. Thy president added that
the Investigation of the records of th
Madero administration was being contin
ued with great care.
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 21.-Coucern over
the actual coming of peace to .the repub
lic today supplanted speculation on the
fate of Francisco Madero, deposed presi
dent of Mexico.
Dispatches from Chihuahua Indicated
General Pancual Orozco . would accom
pany David De la Fucnte, chosen from j
me reoei list as a cabinet minister, to!
llie capital, and personally express his
allegiance to the new government.
No word of agreement nus come from
General Gcneveve do, Lao or Zapata, and
disquieting reports that the governors of
four, states-Aguas Callcntes, Nucvo
Leon, Coahulla and Sonora have openly
refused allegiance, have made the situa
tion moro complex.
Federal forces. It Is understood, will be
dispatched to these states to check any
Madero, with Suarez and Garza, re
mained under guard all night. Senora
Madero, who has been her husband's
closest adviser, broke dowa today under
th strain, .She. has , for snveral ' days
been tireless In pleading that her hus
band be- saved from death "and General
Hurta,,has personally assured her Ma
dero will not-bo killed.
More CljnrRen Airnlnst Mnilero.
Charges which are not altogether sub
stantiated were made today by the new
authorities, tending to Indicate that the
Madero administration in Its extremity
was contemplating a wholesale slaughter.
More than one alleged list of names of
those proscribed has been found.
A police officer declares Francisco
Madero personally and verbally gave him
a list of forty-three deputies, a number
of senators and of newspaper men, In
cluding the foreign correspondents, with
Instructions to have them assassinated.
Tho police officer said that since this
order was not In writing he did not feel
obliged to carry It out.
Such stories as this have created a
bitter sentiment against Francisco Mad
ero and have caused a number of men
whose names were on the lists J to use
their Influence to secure summary pun
ishment for the fallen president.
EDITOR OLDER 0NSTAND
IN THEDARROW TRIAL
LOS ANGELBS, Feb. 21. The prosecu
tion In the trial of Clarence S. Darrow,
charged with Jury brlberj', continued to
day Its attempt to have excluded tho
testimony of Fremont Older, a San Fran
cisco newspaper man, on the ground he
was not a principal, but a nonlooker In
the so-called "understanding" by which
the McNamara brothers entered tholr
pleas of guilty In the dynamite trial in
Older was subjected to a severe crosi
examination by W. J. Ford, assistant dis
trict attorney, who read voluminously
from Oldtr's testimony at Darrow's pr
It was understood that John D. Fred
erick, district attorney, would be placed
on the witnesa stand soon.
MASONS PLAN MEMORIAL
TEMPLE FOR WASHINGTON
ALEXANDRIA, Va.. Feb. 21. When tho
third annual meeting of the George Wash
ington Masonic Memorial association was
called to order today, masters from
thirty-five states had arrived prepared
to welcome President Taft when ho
reached here In a private car from Wash
Ington over the electric line. The prin
cipal toplo of discussion at the morning
session was the erection of a temple In
this city as a memorial to tho first presi
dent The sessions will last bvsr until
tomorrow, and tomorrow morning a pil
grimage will be made to the tomb of
Washington at Mount Vernon.
Forecast till 7 P. m. Saturday:
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Attorneys in Hyde
Trial Engage in
KANSAS CITY, Feb. 21-The bitterest
wrangle of the third trial of H llarhi
llyde for the murder of Colonel Thomas
II. Swope took place today, ivhen at
torneys for the defense complained .hat
they had been denied the right to ex
amine the Rwope viscera through their
own experts. John Lucas of defense coun
sel, made the assertion that the vlsceri
had been "tampered with." A propositi.) i
made by Prosecutor Jacobs that tin
viscera bo submitted for examination to
a commission of experts to "be appolntcl
by the court was rejected by the defense
after the court had offered to appoint
such a commission.
The wrangle started when the prose
cutor became an:ry at the repeated In
quiries by Attorney Walsh as to "what
becamo of the Swopr liver."
' Th's Is a play to the Jury." shouted
Prosecutor Jacobs. "Lie defense
knows that the liver was reduced In ex
amination to make the slides used by the
When, after defense attorney hid
made further complaint nt being denied
..,..n,w , ns juscc , ,rilst (n,r tr,, for
his feet and made the offer to submit to , . .
i.i ...v.. . ... fallen President Madero of Mexico, as
a commission what was left of the . , ., , ... ,
,., . ,, miv. .1. .. announced by Secretary Knox at the cab
viscera. Attorney V nlsn made the coun- . . . .
ter charge that the prosecution ws
"playing to the Jury," and rejected the
Three Points Urged
Against Joint Use of
TVflP.lrQ 1T1 flflllffYPTTifl
LldUib 111 wailllul II let I
- , j
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 21.-Three renH
sons why the Southern Puclflc compan?
should not be allowed to enter into e ,
cor.tract with the Central Pacific t r ,
Joint use of the Benlcla Short llnc be
tween San FranclBco and Sacramento
will be ur.eed by the Western Pacific
when the application comes before tn
State Hallway commission again tomor
low for a further hearing.
I'ndcr the Sherman anti-trust law 't
win be argued, 1 le proposed lease Is
In restraint of trade.
a public policy. It will bo co
tended, that no two lines should be l- i
lowed to enter Into a compact for the
benefit of a third. If the contention arises !
, . . . .... ..v.... ..
i.ovett. chairman of the executive board
f trie Union Pacific, that the proposed
purchare of the Central Pacific by th'
Union Pacific Is contingent upon the
traffic agreement between the Central
and the Southern Pacific.
Lastly, the proposed lease Is to run
for 999 years, whereas the state law reads,
It will be urged, that no such lease nny
run In California, for more than Beventy-
Mr. Lovett having already testified for
the Unon Pacific, Mr. Sproyje. president
of jtlie Southern Pacific.' .company, will
follow him on' the stand tomorrow.
for Another in a
Quaker City Hospital
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. Feb. 21. The
authorities a the Municipal hospital for l
contagious diseases aro trying to learn I Secretary Knox, with tho approval of
the Identity of the 3-year-old girl they : President Taft, has Instructed Amhassa
supposed was Beatrice Kanfman and nt ar WIlBort to convey td Iluerta In dlp
the same time discover what has become lomatlc terms, tho Intimation that tho
of tho real Beatrice, who was admitted United States would seriously object to
to the Institution six weeks ago suffer- , a summary execution or sentence of Ma
ins from scarlet fever, nentrlre'n father ,
Isador Kaufman, a raincoat manufac
turer, received reports from tho liospltal
every day tedlng nm the little girl was
Yesterday he wss notified to come and
take her home. Hastening to the Institu
tion Kaufman was surprised and shocked
when a child whom he did not recognize
was turned over to him. "That Is not
Beatrice." he exclaimed.
"Oh, yes It Is. She has changed In
appearance because of her Illness," de
clared the hospital attendants.
Unconvinced, but hoping that he was
mistaken, Kaufman took the child to his
home so that his wlfo might decide.
Mrs. Kaufman also declared that the
child was not her Beatrice and the little
girl, falling to note any familiar surroun-
Ings hurst Into loud sobs for "Mamma."
She was taken back to the hospital last
nlgllt, but the rtal Beatrice could not be
More Earth Slides
Along Panama Canal
WASHINGTON. Feb. a.-Mor than
4,1500,000 cubic yards of earth and rock
are In motion along the Panama canal,
and the slides ore showing more than
usual activity. This was the information
received from the canal zone todayj
In addition to the slides, which will In
volve additional work before the water
Is turned Into the canal, thero remains
about 4,000,000 yards of excavation before
the work Is completed.
On or about October 1, the water will
be turned Into the canal bed, for by that
time It will have arisen behind the irreat
dam at Gamboa to a height of seventy-
four feet above sea level. The army en
gineers are looking forward to the open
ing of the sluice gates, for It will give
them opportunity to test the proof of
their assertion that the slides of earth
and rock In the Culebra cut can be re
moved cheaply and with little trouble
by means of dredges and that the slides
will present little engineering difficul
ties. SIXTY MILLIONS IN NOTES
ARE SHIPPED TO CHINA
BAN FTtANCIBCO, Feb. IL-Stxty mil
lions of potential wealth stowed In 140
26!ivnnden chests sailed tnr llnnirUnnir In.
. Z .. ... .. -
tiay on ine jiner Nippon inru. rne con
signment Is listed as paper and travels
dt the modest rate of J7 a ton. It will
not become currency dntll the notes have
been bien'ed In China. They were printed
in New York.
The shipment wan i-ald to be the first
set of bank notes printed for China since
the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty
and the establishment of the republic.
FORBIDDEN BY U, S
Intervention to Secure Justice for
Fallen President of Mexico
STRICT NEUTRALITY UNBROKEN
New Government Expected to Ob
serve Rules of Civilization.
DIAZ OWES LIFE TO LIKE POLICY
General Once Saved from Death by
PRECEDENT IS NOT FOLLOWED
Action of United States In Cnsr of
Mnilrru Rrrrror of Hint Titkrn
lis- Johnson In Reference
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, intervention
of the I'nltrd Slates government to e-
Inet meeting today, was an unexpected
development of the State department pol
icy In regard to that republic. As re
cently as yesterday It was announced
that there was no Intention to depart
from the policy of nonintervention Inithe
1 Mexican troubles.
It appears, however, that this stnte-
i mnnt wan liuuft.l tmn.i llin malum! Al
sumption that the newly established Mex-
cftn f:ovprmnpnt W0llId obscrvo thp
amenities of civilized warfare In Its treat-
lnent of pr80e,g of etlcr ,g, or ,ow
deKrcCi ,, wncn the MWnv of oustnve
Mndorol cave ground for genuine nnnre-
henstmr for the fate of the cx-pre.ldent
It was felt that the time had como to
stretch forth u restraining hand.
ninr.'H I.lfc Once Snvcil li- 11. .
The administration feels that It haH not
in any manner departed from Its policy
of strict neutrality. Its action was purely
Impersonal and probably would have fol
lowed as surely had General Diaz been
captured by Mud pro and threatened with
death without the process of law. The
fact Is, though not officially admitted,
Hint I, n llnnfflnl..! I. U......
V " . , V . "", ;",
deparment did bring to hear Influences
wl,'Ch. ,Dln fr("" J cu,t" w,, "p
V?"0'? ''l "VGeneral Ileltran at Vera
VIVA IUSI i it 1 1 .
It Is believed thot the Mexican people
themselves, after the heat of combat Is
over, will bo tho first to express grati
tude to flio United States government for
preventing the phiclns of such a blot
upon the reputation f their country ns
would follow what - practically would
amount to murder of a deposed president,
H Is recalled In sonic quarters tha( the
action Pf the administration In. the case
of Maderp Id precisely the revorso i.f
that taken forty-six years ago when
Piesldent Andrew Johnson refused to In
tervene to prevent tho snooting of the
unfortunate Emperor Muxltnllllan. win
was by a singular coincidence betrayed
by the military leader, General Iope.
who was Ills main reliance. In tt4 case,
however, It Is pointed out that Maxl
mllllan was In Mexico greatly against the
will of the states and he was tried by
a legal tribunal In the form of a court-
Women File Petition
to Recall a Judge
SAN FrtANCISCO, Feb. 21.-Perhaps
the first Instance of Judicial recall elec
tion, engineered almost entirely by wo
men, Is expected to follow the announce
ment made here today that a recall peti
tion has been filed against Police Judge
Charles E, Weller. The city registrar
has ten days In which to ascertain If the
number of petitioners Is adequate and If
It is, election must be held within thirty
five days after certification to this ef
fect. The campaign against Judge Weller was
started after he had reduced the bond of
a man charged with an offense against
a woman. Tlu man ran away.
Other Instnces of bond reduction, whero
like offenses were charged, were cited by
advocates of the recall.
NECK BROKEN BY FALL,
THROAT CUT BY BARB WIRE
MITCHELL. S. D.. Feb. 21,-(Speclal.)-John
W. Smldt, a farmer residing a short
distance south of Icnnox, met death In a'
peculiar manner while driving home. His
wagon was loaded with Iron pipe, tho
heavy weight of which caused the wagon
to broak apart within three-iiuaiters of it
mile of his homo. The noise of the fall
ing pipe to the ground frightened tho
horses and they ran away, throwing
Smldt out of the wason and Into a
barbed wire fence stHm' ; close to thu
I roadway. Hts neck nan I oken by the
i fal1 u,ul nli threw t was badly lacerated
by the barbs on the wires. Several
farmers saw the accident and hurried to
the assistance of Smldt. but he was un
conscious and did not recover. He leaves
a wife nnd seven children.
SUNDAY LID WILL GO
ON IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY
ST. LOl'IS, Feb. 21. Prosecutor Lashly
of St. Louts county, which embraces tin
suburban district around St, Louis, but
not the city Itself, said today that he
would clamp the Sunday lid on tight nt
the summer gardens (n his Jurisdiction
In the past the county resorts ha 'e
been the Sunday Mecca of the thirsty
St. Iuleans, as the Sunday law has be':,
enforced In the city against saloons an1
Prosecutor ' I Jishly said he would call
the saloon and resort keepers to hH
office and warn them to obey the In 4.
The law also will be enforced against the
road houts, to which autoinohlUsts re
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
ENDORSES WELFARE BOARD!
State Conservation Congress Favors
BACKED BY PRESS OF STATE i
Congress Authorise Creation of
Uxocnttvc Council, with Wenn of
Statu Kxlierlinent Hiiitlnn In
I'linrjte of Office.
-.(Ffdrtva Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Neb., Feb. 2l.-(Specal.i-Tho
Nebraska Conservation congress to
day endorsed house roll No. 423. by H"l
resentatlve Norton of Polk, creating t:it
Nebraska Conservation and Public Wel
fare commission. This Is the bill whldi
Is backed by the State Press nssoclailin
and the State Association of Commercial
Clubs. It creates a permanent commis
sion of seven, composed of tho governor,
chancellor of the university, director t,t
conservation and soli survey, the chair
man of the Industrial committee of the
Board of Itegents. state superintendent
of public Instruction, secretary of toe
State Board of Agriculture and superin
tendent of the legislative reference h'l
reau. The commission Is to serve witn
out pay. having their actual expenses
paid when engaged In the work of the
This commission Is to undertake sur
veys of the state leading to Its develop
ment and give 'publicity to such faits as
It deems for tho best Interest of the state.
It becomes the official compiler of statis
tics for the state except ns otherwise pro
vided and cxerciBcs a supervisory power
over matters of conservation, development
Tho statistical records of the commission
are to be kept In tho office of the legisla
tive reference bureau for public Inspec
tion and It Is emiKiwered to employ such
assistants as may be necessary. The bill
calls for an appropriation of tJi.OH). It
has not yet been reported out of the com
mlttee. The Nebraska Conservation congress to.
day authorised the creation of an execu
tive council with Dean E. A. Burnett of
the Nebraska experiment station as chair-
man nnd L. S. Herron of Lincoln us sec
rctaryj This council will be cnlurged by
the general body, taking In representative
leaders from various llneB of public
activity and will act In nn advisory
capacity In all matters connected with
conservative gutters In tho state
Dr. Henry Wallace, chairman of the
Roosevelt Country Llfo ctiinmlmloli, Cap
tuln J. B. White of Kansas City nnd
Prof. O. H. Uenrou from the Depart
ment of Agriculture at Washington weie
the principal speakers at the general
sessions today. Mrs. Philip N. Moore, of
St. Louis was the principal speaker be
fore the woan's section In a largely at
tended meeting nt the University temple.
Dr. M. II. McNutt of the County Life
department of the Preetoyterlan church
In North America delivered the leading
address before the religious section, ut
which prominent churchmen from over
the state wero In attendance.
The Iyjiilslnna health train continued to
he a popular feature, being thronged with
Interested crowds during the entire day
In spite of the heavy snowstorm. Lead
ers In the congress are projecting nn
even larger meeting for next year.
CONGRESS OPENS TONIGHT
TOLEDO, O.. Feb, il.-Flnal arnin
ments for the opening of the thlrtc-i-annual
tournament of the Amc i
Bowling congrets, which will take plan
tomorrow night, wore completed today.
Secretary Langley says the official li it
of prizes will be msde up next week
after the meeting of the executive com
mlttee. Thus far Peoria Is the only city
which has put In a bid for the tpurna
mtnt In mi
Changing an Administration
Invited to Ride in
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2I.-A special In-
vlHtlon to attend the Inauguration core-
'monies rAlurclj 4. y,-a sunt today Uy tho
inuuHuraivcomnuuee iii-ine iweniynvo
Indian now In New York attending 'tho
laying or a corner stone for an Indian
monument in New York harbor. If the
redincn accept they villi be provided with
mounts and 'given n 'special place In th.
processlon, They Include icpresentnttves
of the Sioux, Crow. Chippewa, Cheyenne.
Klothcad. Grosventre, Arlcknree an.l
Mum mi tribes.
Plan for the civic section of the pro
cession were formal y approved at a meet
ing late last nlRht nnd the order In which
tho civic organizations will march was
drawn up nnd forwarded today to Ma
jor General Leonard Wood, V. 8, A., as
grand marshal of the parade. General
Wood declined to make public the pro
gram until he could consult with his aide.
General James K. Stewnrt of Chicago,
who will be the marshal of that division
Formal announcement was also mudo
that the marina corps will not be repre
sented In tho lino because of the sudden
summonses for possible duty In tho Mexl
enn troubles. It had been Intended ta
have 1,000 of the sea soldiers h tho pro.
Fake Robbery Part
of Show for Visitors
EAGLE, Colo.. Feb. 2I.-A "fake"
holdup, elaborately staged In true "wild
west" style, wbb part of tho entertain
ment which this town provided for a
I crowd of prospectors and other visitors
in a local saloon last night.
1 The chief victim of tho hoax was W.
, H. Upton of Leadvlllo. who wuiV'robbed"
!of 11,000 and a t.too diamond by .three
friends masked and disguised ns'hlgh
j waymon. Several officials nnd a number
of newspapers nccepted the' holdup as
genuine, nnd deputies In surrounding
' counties are still searching the moun-
tnlns for the "bandits."
I Sheriff Henry of Ende county. , wns
I taken. Into the confidence of the Jokers,
land he took the precaution to go through
I the saloon and relieve the prospective
j victims of their guns before the hour
set for the performance.
Estate pf C, M, Hays
Goes to Widow
TORONTO. Ont., Feb. 21. The will if
jl. M. Havs, the Grand Trunk railway
l president, who lost his life In the Titanic
disaster, filed here yesterday, disposed
of an estate valued at fTG2,208, all of
which goes to Mrs. Hays, the widow, with
the exception of legacies of HO to ouch
of his four daughters nnd $15,000 to be
divided between his sister nnd brother
Davis S. Hays, In ciUul amounts.
CALIF0RNIAN SAYS ALL
GEOGRAPHIES ARE WRONG
BBRKBL13Y. Cnl., Feb. 21. All the ;
geographies are wrong and It is not thw
friendly warmth of the Japan curreia
that brings color to the orange and blusn
to the peach In California.
I 'l George F. McKwen, physician at
' Scripps Institution for Biological It
arch of the University of CalinTriM i.
has announced the results of months f
1'ivestigatlon In u paper on thu clhna
tology of Calif (ii ilia, made public today.
He found that water hIuiik the roast ivh.i
several decree j colder tli.in In mlducvan
mid thai If It i.i i- .iut fur ihl fjet th
i.iiit ll. the alleys of California would u
AUDITORIUM BILL IS PASSED
Saunders' Measure Goes Through the
Senate Without Opposition.
FULL SWITCH ENGINE CREWS
llnrtllin'n Menanrr Amended in A p
ply'to Division Points Over Pro
tpst or Author mill Ordered
(Frijn a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Nch.. Feb. 2l.-(BpccJal.)-Tho
city of Omaha will bo able to Isstio
bonds to purchase the Auditorium If the
Iiouim concurs hi tho action of the senate i
this morning In passing Saunders' bill
enabling the city to limiio bonds not to i
exceed J2TiO,000 for that purpose.
Thirty-six hills wore reported from
special committees for tho general file
and four wero sent to the scrap heap by
the wny of tho Indefinite postponement
Ktght bills passed on third reading nnd
four went through the cominltteo of the j
whole, and with the exception of Bart-.
ling's bill, senate file 20, to compel rull
roads to man their switch engines with J
a full crow, all had plain sailing. When)
r.onuio rue ai uy naming of Otoe wns
called In committee of tho whole, It bo-!
caine evident that many of the senators
were not In favor of Its passage) In Us
original form, and while a couple of
amendments wero pinned on, one of them
declured by the author practlcully to
make the bill Ineffective, the bill was
oidered engroesed for third reading.
Mow They l.tnril Up,
j Those who opposed tho bill In one way
or another wero Hnnrmunn of Douglas,
. Cox of York, Ilushee of Kimball, Hhuin
I way of Dixon, Ollls of Valley and West
of Hall. Tim arguments ugulust the bill
I were mostly In tne line that tho rail-
roads were nblo to run their own busl-
ness mid that we had n state railway
commission elected for tho purpose of
) hearing complaints and settling them,
i uud that was the place to go and have
I matters like this bill adjusted. West
! thought It was n hardship, on the rull-
way companies to compel them to keep
! full crews for switching In yards where
! there wan very little to do nnd where
the men would he Idle a good shnni of
jtlie time. He offered un amendment
; that the hill upply only to division points
' unci tho same was udopted, notwltlistaud
! Ing that Bartling said that it would make
the bill Ineffective, as full crews were
now used nt iIIvIk'oii points. The bill
; wns ordered engrossed for third reading,
Mother' liny Resolution,
j Hoagtaud sent up a roijohitlon calling
for the establishment of "Mothers' day"
nnd emiiowcring the governor to Issue a
j proclamation calling for the display of
' flugs on nil public buildings and school
, houses on that day. Tim second Sunday
i in May was denlgnated uh the day.
Marshall of Lancaster was the author
j of it rsohitlon urKlni,' congress to take up
I .it the earliest iiiunu nt consideration of
I rhnngeg In the pri st nt banking system
i "It Is known ,ind m'Ornlzed bv the bank.
(Continued on Page Two.)
Abe Lincoln once said
that calling tho (all or tho cow the fifth leg did not make, it the
fifth leg nud that the cow still had only four legs. Stating that
the wnnt nda in your paper get hotter results than thoae of any
other paper does not alter facts. It is not talk that counts it's
results, Tho Heo doesn't tnlk a great deal about Its' classified
columns, but it just lets the little business getters work, and the
retuniB show how well these do tholr task. Youdon't believe in
calling a tall a leg, and surely you don't believe all the other
talk you hear. Lot The nee prove to you that's the way to
suttle the advertising. question.
After 6, Tyler 1001.
DEMS PLAY POLITICS
TD DESTROY FAITH IN
Studied Efforts Made by House
Members to Discredit Work of
Republicans on Board.
SOME COMING TO THEIR SENSES
Keckley and Bollcn Find Out the
NEW CLASS RATES AT STAKE
Proposed Order Being Jeopardized
; by Hasty Proceedings.
HALL KEEPS POT A-BOILING
PolsiiiiK Mind of tlio Lrttlslnlors
Vanlnoi KrllnTT 'omiullnnrr
AldliiK Drums In (Jrttlnw
Ciwii pal Kit Mntcrlnl.
(From n Staff Correspondent )
LINCOLN. Neb., Feb. 2l.-(SpeciAl.)
Itecitiillpss of the efforts of democratic
press bureaus nnd democratic Job holders
that this democratic house Is not playing
politics, that Is Just what It Is doing
politics of the nasty, dirty kind, the dem
ocratlo kind, the kind that will besmlr n
the) good name of any official so It play
up the democratic party in a good ngnt.
The Investigation of the republic wi
Rtnte Hallway commission. It Is now bi
lteved nnd the evidence Is strong to sup
nnrl Ihnt belief, tins for Its object noth
ing .else than to besmirch. tho good names
of republican officials in order to orenw
the Impression out In the state that dem
ocrats are needed on that board.
nenmrrntn Wnklnar Up.
A delegation of house members called
on the commission yesterdny to discuss
with the members the Kcckloy bill to
reduce freight rates, and at leant Mr.
Rolen and Mr. Keckley have a different
opinion of tho work of tho commission
than they would have had '.iad they be
lieved the reports now hclnff sent broad
cast over tho state,
Chnlrman Clnrke of tho railway com
mission wns fighting ns a member of t ie
house years ago for the terminal tax
bill, lone before these democratic ilo
tectlves or would-be sleuths knew what
terminal taxation meant.
Class Rntc Pending-.
Tho delegation which called upon the
commission discovered that the member,
had formulated a class rate to ha chnrgei
by thrallroads, but whloh has jiot yd
been formally adopted because the com
mission Is still receiving' evidence As t
the reasonableness qt tl(e rates. After
the tentative rates were fixed the rml
roadn of Minnesota and Missouri and
other states went Into the. coilrts to en
join the rates, prepared by the commu
slons of these stntes, and as a result Ne
braska Is the only state where tho com
mission, rales upply. Should theso rates
be adopted by the legislature and ma le
a law. the railroads, If they wero able
t.i find one single rate wlilch wns n it
high enough, would enjoin tho enforce
ment of all the rates, and Nebraska
would be In tho same position as tneu
The discussion of rates with the com
mission Impressed Mr. Bollcn with ths
seriousness of the proposition of enactiig
Into a legislative law a freight rate t"l,
and Mr. Keckley Intimated to the co..i
mission that he might withdraw his bill
or amend It to npply to class rates, Mr.
Bollcn expressed himself as believing tho
making of rate should be left to thu
The democrat arc getting a good deal
of their pqIboii against the commission
through Tom Hall, a member whose
chief dejlght Is breaking Into print with
statements to tho effect that the other
commissioners aro all wrong, but who
so far has formulated no new way of
procedure which Is better than the pro.
cedure of the board nt this time.
But this democratic, house of amateti'
detectives Is hunting for something to
use In the next campaign. It Is not try
ing to settle big questions in a buslnem-
llko manner-It Is simply taking from
mate ji.oio a day as salary or Its mem.
bers to make campaign dope.
I.NVUSTIGATU KI3A11M3V SCHOOL
Sennt. Cnmmlttrr Mukra Investiga
tion of Conditions There.
(From n Stuff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 2I.-(SpccIul.)r-Tno spc
clal committee cons'utlng of Senates
Phtcek, Wink and Splrk, appointed by tile
sennte to Investigate the boys Industrial
school nt Kearney, returned this, morn
ing, but has not completed Its labors.
The members do not seem to bo espr.
dally pleased wtlh what they discovered
in their visit and while saying little it
la Intimated that there will be plentv
of things from which to make a rppoit
when they complete tho Investigation.
Charges that have been made by the
last land commissioner, Mr. Cowlc
against tho former superintendent, t" 11,
Manuel, have been partially Investlgat d
and will be more fully covered In tu
next trip of the committee to the Insti
tution. KKARNKY, Neb., Feb. Jl.-(.Speclal
Telegram.) The special senate commit
finished work at the Industrial school to
day. The deficit of 126,000. It was said,
Is due to causes not controlled by
former Superintendent Manuel, the monev
having been used on boiler house repai a
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