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VOL. XLVII NO. 170.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 3, 1917 FOURTEEN PAGES.
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OFFOURTH ARE ILL
Men Recently Returned From
Border Are Placed in Hos
pital at Fort Crook With
TWO ARE FROM OSCEOLA
Privates George Welfe and
Harrison Tyree Are From
KAMENSKY IS OTHER MAN
Three soldiers of the Fourth Ne
braska regiment have been taken ill
with diphtheria since their return
from the border and have been con
fined to the isolation ward of the
Fort Crook hospital. They are Cor
poral Paul Kamensky, machine gun
company of Omaha, and Privates
George Welfe and Harrison Tyree,
both of Company K, from Osceola
The men complained soon after
they reached Fort Crook Sunday.
Monday they were taken to the post
hospital and Tuesday, after cultures
were taken, showed that they had de
veloped cases of diphtheria.
"There is nothing to be alarmed
over," said Colonel George Eberly,
commanding regimental officer. "The
cases are not serious and the men
are in no possible danger. We are
doing every thing possible to make
Men Held at Post.
In the meantime the companies
from which the men arc members,
hi've been given orders not to leave
the post and to circulate as little as
possible among the other men. This,
Colonel Eberly explained, was done
merely as a precautionary measure.
"Although there is no possible dan
ger." said Colonel Eberly, "friends
and relatives should not visit the post
any more than is absolutely neces
sary. Under the present conditions
we do not think it feasible that civil
ians and soldiers should run any ad
ditional risk of contracting the dis
ease." Don't Fear Epidemic.
Officers in charge of the hospital
said it was nothing unusual for sev
eral of the men to take diphtheria.
They said that all the men "are prac
tically immune from small pox and
typhoid, having been vaccinated for
the two diseases.
In very few instances has diph
theria proven fatal to soldiers, they
Army doctors were at a loss to ex
plain the reason for the men becom-
!ntgTifeltTntrf ie disease; mey nave
taken every possible precaution to
see that it does not spread and have
ordered all captains to report immedi
ately any symptoms ot sickness
among the men of their companies.
Visitors Barred From Barracks.
Although visitors will not be
barred from entering the post, an
order by the commanding officer has
been issued forbidding them to enter
any of the company quarters or any
part ot the regimental barracks ex
cept the amusement hall.
If the disease should at all prove
serious, a strict quarantine will be
placed, about the camp and no visitors
or soldiers permitted to leave or
The companies free from the dis
ease arc still allowed to go and to
have short furloughs, but officers have
(Continued on Page Five, Column Six.)
Honorary Seats Extended
(From a staff Correspondent.)
Lincob, Jan. 2. (Special.) Judge
Albert J. Cornish of Lincoln and
Judge James R. Dean of Broken Bow,
new supreme judges-elect, were ex
tended an honorary seat on the high
bench Tuesday morning, through an
invitation of courtesy extended by
Supreme Justice Andrew M. Morris
sey. These officers will not he sworn
in as supreme judges until Thursday.
They arc sitting with the other
members of the court hearing motions
in the case of Morrison against the
Illinois Central, a damage suit ap
pealed from Holt county.
For Nebraska Fair; not much change In
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. m 21!
8 p. m s:
Comparative I -oca I Rerord.
191V; IDIf). 19)4. 1913
Highest yesterday .. 38 .18 29 3
Lowest yesterday .... 25 22 13 2
Moan temperature ... sz
Precipitation 00 .f
Temperature and proclpitatl
from the normal:
Hxccks for the day
. (to .on
Total vexces since March 1 193
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
1 tendency for the day 02 Im h
Total rainfall nlnre March I . . . .16.72 (lichen
neflrlenry since March 1 15.72 tnchn
Iwflo.rnry cnr. period. 1915 1.88 inches
Deficiency cor. period, 1914 3.47 Inches
Report from Hlatlons at 7 P. M.
Htation and Stale Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. m.
t'heyenno, clour 2
Davenport, celar 31
Denvr. clear 4i
Dp Molnea. cloudy .... 54
Dodno City, clear 43
Lander, cloudy 22
North Platte, clear .... 32
Omaha, clear 33
Pueblo, clear 42
Rapid City, clear
Salt Lake Ctty, cloudy
San la Fe, clear
Sheridan, part cloudy
Sioux City, clear ...
T Old tea ten iraco 01 prcnpuation.
U A. WKLSll, Meteorologist.
V -flgga I 6 a. m 27
& fl 7 a- m 27
a. 4Jfl B A 8 a. m 27
2 M a 10 a. m .11
Skj. II a. m .14
JjSw D 11 - m 3!
N6f n 2 p. m .11
frffr 3 p. mi 32
5 p. m 34
OTH9E 6 p. m .13 1
P. m 32 :
CHIEF JUSTICE WHITE, who
will administer oath to President
Wilton at the Whit Home on the
regular inauguration day, deapite
the fact that it falls on Sunday.
Pershing's Force Will Likely
Be Shortly Removed to
United States Border.
BATTLE SOUTH OF JUAREZ
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 2. Reports
were received here tonight of fighting
between outposts of Villa forces and
a detachment from the Juarez garri
son at Los Medanos, thirty-five miles
south of Juarez 011 the Mexican Cen
tral railroad. The skirmish is said to
have been for possession of a coal
train. Carranza officials here and in
Juarez deny reports of fighting.
Washington, Jan. 2. Eliseo Arre
dondo, Mexican ambassador-designate,
announced late today that he
had been requested by his govern
ment to come to Mexico City and
confer with General Carranza and his
advisers over relations with the
United States. He said he expected
to return here in about three weeks
and to resume his duties as diplo
matic representative of the de facto
Washington, Jan, ZwThe sending
of Henry Fu Fletcher to his. post at
Mexico Cityas American ambassador
and the subsequent withdrawal of the
American expedition are expected
among the next developments in the
Mexican situation. Official confirma
tion, or comment is being withheld
at this time.
The outcome is bound up with the
decision of General Carranza's latest
communication in regard to the pro
tocol which gives indications of being
of such a nature as not to close the
negotiations. It is understood it will
not be affected by the absence of
General Carranza's ambassador. Mr.
Eliseo Arredondo, Carranza's am
bassador designatehere, said goodbye
to Secretary Lansing today and will
depart tonight for Mexico City. Rumo
P. Dencgri, Carranza consul general
at San Francisco, will be in charge of
the embassy. The reason for Mr. Ar
redondo's departure has not been
made clear. He recently denied he
was being withdrawn.
When General Carranza sent his
recent appeal for modifications in the
protocol drawn by the American
Mexican commission it was reported
that he would withdraw Mr. Arre
dondo as a mark of his displeasure at
the action of the American commis
sion in demanding a final decision
on the agreement by December 26.
Mr. Arrcndondo denied then ' that
he was being withdrawn and declared
that if he left Washington it would
be to confer with his chief, as he did
recently. Information about his de
parture was refused today by the
Mexican embassy, where it was said
a statement would be issued later.
Mr. Arredondo is General Carran
za's nephew and has represented the
de facto government here longer than
any of his predecessors.
Man Hanged by One
Foot and Is Slowly
Roasted to Death
El I'aso, Tex., Jan. 2. Hanged by
one foot from a telegraph pole, with
the head only a few inches from the
embers of a fire which had burned
almost all of the face away, the body
of a Mexican was found Saturday in
Rachimha canyon, south of Chihua
hua City by a foreign refugee, who
reached the border today." The man
who had been hanged and allowed to
die a slow death over the fire could
not be identified and it was not known
whether he was a follower of Villa or
Carranza, the refugee said. The fact
that Carranza troops had passed there
previously and had not cut down the
body led the refugee to believe that
the man had been a Villa spy.
Another refugee, a Mexican of the
middle, class, who also reached the
border today, said he had been an
eye-witness to the slaughter of 102
women and children, camp followers
of the Carranza force which had de
fended Santa Rosalia on December 12.
He said one of the Carranza camp
followers was accused by Villa of
having fired three shots at him. He
then ordered all of the "soldaderas"
to be lined up and shot, the Mexican
refugee said. He added that he saw
Francisco Villa ride among the bodies
of the women and children and have
his photograph taken sitting on his
OYER STATES' DUTY
Congressman Reavis Says
Tendency Too Strong in
This Direction. j
(MANY INSTANCES CITED 1
tKrom a Staff Correspondent 1
Washington. Jan. 2. (Special Tele
gram.) Congressman Reavis made
the house sit up and rake notice to
day when he pointed to the growing
disposition of congress toward na
tional sovereignty as against the
plainly charged rights of the states to
run their own internal affairs affecting
certain well defined functions.
Mr. Reavis took occasion to make
some very terse and pointed observa
tions during the discussion of the hill
before the house providing for the
promotion of vocational education and
aiding the states in promoting educa
tion in agriculture, the trades, indus
tries and home economics.
The First district congressman an
nounced at the beginning of his short
speech that his observations with re
ference to the bill must not be con
strued as in opposition to the meas
ure, for he said he would vote for it
Federal Aid Progresses.
He said he was impressed with the
idea that the duty of education either
belonged to the federal government
or to the state government and that it
did not belong to both.
He was led to observe, since his ad
vent in the house, how far the posi
tion of federal aid would ultimately
go. He had seen appropriations voted
for Mississippi river flood sufferers,
for the citrus fruit canker, for good
roads and now for education, "and 1
haVe sometimes wondered." he said.
"if the states are not cognizant of
their obligations and of their duties
and are determined to shove those
over upon the national government.
' "I find insidously"growing into this
federal aid proposition the idea that
whenever the government does take
over the duties of the states, it is tak
ing over something of the sover
eignity of the state.
"In your good roads bill you have
the federal government supervising
and maintaining the road after con
struction. The evil of that is not the
supervision of the road. The evil of
it is the encroachment of the general
government upon the sovereignty of
Position is Upheld.
Ex-Speaker Cannon and Represen
tative Garrett, both paidompiimcnts
to Mr. Reavis for his position that
the state should be expected to do its
part in the question of vocational edu
cation and not let the government
supervise the work..
Every member of the Nebraska
delegation was present today upon the
reconvening of the two houses of con
gress with the- exception- ai Congress
man Sloan, who has been detained on
account of the death of his father, and
Representative Lobeck, who is sutter
ing from an abscess that, while not
serious, is painful. Mrs. Lobeck is
expected to reach Washington tomor
row. France and Great
Britain Agree On
Reply to Wilson
London, Jan. 2. The final draft of
the reply of the entente to President
Wilson's peace note which already
has been approved by France and
Great Britain, has been forwarded to
Italy and Russia and, as no changes
have been suggested thus far from
those quarters, it is not improbable
the upte will be delivered to the
American ambassador in Paris, Wil
liam ty. Sharp, within a short time. It
is understood here that the note may
possibly be handed to Mr. Sharp to
morrow. However, Belgium made its
request at the last moment that the
statement of its case be added to the
reply to the central powers and simi
lar additions or delay may occur in
the case of the note to' President
In its present form the reply is
about the same length as the
note to the central powers and has
the same characteristics of general
and guarded language. One of the
most important points is a differen
tiation between peace among the pres
ent belligerents and such future ar
rangements as may be made for per
manent peace, the purpose being to
show neutral upholders of a future
permanent peace that this is attain
able. Earl Curzon and Mrs.
Duggan Are Married
London, Jan. C. The marriage of
Karl Curzon of Kedleston and Mrs.
Grace Elvina Duggan took place pri
vately in London today. A small
luncheon party followed.
Lord Curzon, a member of the
British war council and formerly
viceroy of India, was a widower. His
first wife, Mary Victoria, daughter of
the late Levi Z. Leiter of Chicago,
died in 1906. Countess Curzon, a
native of Alabama, is the eldest daugh
ter of the late J. Munroe Hinds, for
merly American minister to Brazil.
Her first husband was Alfred Dug
gan of Buenos Aires.
Clinton Nourse, Former
Iowa Official, is Dead
Sierra Madrc, Cal., Jan. 2. Funeral
services were held today for Clinton
Nourse, former attorney general of
Iowa and for years a temperance
leader in the middle west, who died
here Sunday. He was 88 years old.
The body will be taken to Des
Moines, his old h me, for burial.
Boy Playing with Gun
Kills His Mother
Northficld, Minn., Jan. 2. Herbert
Edgar. 16 years old, accidentally shot
and killed his mother with a 32-caliber
revolver as she was preparing the
New Year's dinner in her home here
yesterday. The boy was playing with
OVER TILL TOW
Republicans P- .oic in
Matter a Delayeti
A1" -ous Consent
.1 the Senate.
ALLIES' REPLY FORWARDED
President Wilson Has Not De
cided What He Will Do Until
' His Message Answered.
j KEEPING AN OPEN MIND
j V "
I Washington, Jan. 2. The entente
I reply rejecting the peace proposal of
I the central powers was cabled by the
j State department today tor prcsrnta-
tion to Germany and the other bel
jligcrcnt governments wnose diplomat
ic nut i nit- i imrti .-uaics repre
sents at allied capitals. To save time
the cabled English translation was dis
patched from here and Ambassador
Sharp was instructed to forward the
French text direct from Paris.
It was authoritatively stated today
that President Wilson had not decided
what, if any, further move in the in
terest of peace he might make, but
was k 'eying an open mind on the sub
ject while waiting for, the entente
answer to his note proposing a dis
cussion of terms by the belligerents.
No official comment was forthcoming
on press reports from Paris indicating
that the reply to the president in ef
fect would be the same as that given
the central powers.
Action Is Delayed.
Discussion of the advisability of leg
islative action approving the course of
the president in sending his note occu
pied the senate for more than an hour
and will be resumed tomorrow. Ac
tion was delayed by unanimous con
sent because republican 'senators in
sisted that the question was too im
portant to be disposed of hastily and
should be considered by the foreign
Particular interest was aroused by a
statement by Senator Stone, chairman
of the resolutions committee, who had
a conference yesterday with Presi
dent Wilson. In this connection ad
ministration officials took pains to
make clear that the president did not
seek action by congress, though, of
course, he would not like to see a pro
posal to endorse his policy defeated.
Dems Urge Approval.
The discussion began when Senator
Hitchcock's resolution to approve the
note, introduced just before the holi
day recess, automatically came before
the senate for consideration. Dem
ocratic leaders, including Senator
Stone... urged that iht resolution
should be passed without delay or
prolonged debate, in order that the
president's position might be given
approval by a coordinate branch of
the government which has authority
in international affairs.
Senator Lodge, the ranking repub
lican of the foreign relations commit
tee; Senator Gallinger, the minority
leader; Senator Borah and otb.cr re
publican senators insisted that ""Sen
ator Hitchcock consent to let he
matter go to the foreign relations
committee for careful consideration.
They did not oppose the purpose of
the resolution, but expressed the view
that proposed action was fraught
with such international importance
that it should not be acted on without
very careful consideration of all
phases of the war situation and lit it
until a senate committee had oppor
tunity to study the exchanges of bel
ligerent and neutral governments
which have followed the original
Teutonic note to the entente allies
suggesting discussion of peace.
There was strong intimation tonight
that the republicans will insist on a
thorough debate if Senator Hitchcock
persists tomorrow in his demand for
a vote without reference to commit
tee. Senator Stone declared that the
simple question involved in the issue
was whether the senate should en
dorse a movement calculated to open
the way for bringing about peace in
Europe. For the senate to hesitate
now that the resolution confronted
it, he said, would destroy the moral
effect of the proposed endorsement
upon the nations at war.
Views of many republican senators
were epitomized by Senator Lodge,
who declared the resolution opened
up a "very large, grave and important
"I trust," he added, "that it will be
realized that this thing cannot be
rushed through, involving, as it does,
our relations to all the world."
''H it is desirable that the senate
should express itself on this impor
tant matter." said Senator Gallinger,
republican. "I think that it should
accept the judgment of the foreign
relations committee in the, matter."
"I have considered that." Senator
I Hitchcock replied, ''but I think that
the moral effect f immediate action
by the senate woultl be greater. It is
the only legislative body in the world
that has functions and powers relat
ing to international affairs. The sen
ate has reputation and standing In
the world similar if not equal to that
of the president. 'In my opinion, the
senate has a duty to perform. The
president has performed his. Now
that the president has takon this step
with the object and purpose of show
ing that the United Stales as a great
neutral nation desires the belligerent
nations to state terms upon which
peace might be reached, surely the
senate ought' to act and act at once. It
would not be necessary to involve
the senate in any argument over the
war situation. Uur endorsement would
be merely an approval of the request
for a statement from the belligerents
of the possible terms of peace. In all
these countries there is a growing sen
timenl toward action looking toward
peace. That will be given a great
impulse if the senate should act."
A resolution similar to that of
Senator Hitchcock, was introduced
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Daughter of the Late Paul Morton
Weds Prominent New York Banker
CHA&JZS H . SABIN.
Many friends were surprised to
learn of the marriage of Charles H.
Sabin, president of the Guaranty
Trust company, who stirred the coun
try in October by announcing that
Ambassador Gerard was bringing
peace proposals from the kaiser, to
Mrs. Pauline Morton Smith, daughter
of the late Paul Morton, secretary of
the navy and president of the Equit
able Life Assurance society. The
ceremony was performed bv the Rev.
C. G. Mallery at Far Hills.'N. J.
Immediately afterward the couple
vanished and are reported to be in
Atlantic City. They will leave on the
St. Louis January 6 for a European
Mr. Sabin'a former wife, Mrs. Ma-
Teutons Advance in Strong
Force Along Curving Front
" in Moldavia.
MAY FLANK ENTENTE ARMY
(AMoMmttd Tretts War Hnmmnry.)
In none of the important fighting
fronts except the , Roumanian are
there more than perfunctory activi
ties by any of the belligerents. In
the Roumanian war theater, however,
the current reports indicate that some
of the heaviest blows of the war are
being struck by Field Marshal von
The Teutonic attack is being
pressed in strong force all along the
curving front from northern Mol
davia to the Danube. At the lat
ter point the bridgeheads protecting
Braila on both sides of the river arc
being assaulted and at last accounts
the Russo-Roumanian position at
Matchin, on the Dobrudja shore, was
in process of being pressed back
slightly under the hammering of the
Bulgarians, Turks and Germans.
What seems to be the more serious
threat to the Russian front, however,
is developing to the northeast, where
both the Petrograd and Berlin state
ments show Teutonic progress at va
rious points, notably in the direction
of Fokshani, north of Rimnik-Sarat,
near the southern Moldavian border,
and along the western Moldavian
frontier, where the offensive of the
central powersi in the Transverse val
leys is indicated as assuming notable
Danger of the western Moldavian
line being rolled up and a retreat
forced is being pointed out as the re
sult of the continuing thrust at the
Russo-Roumanian front as it curves
southeastward from the Moldavian
mountains and continues toward the
Danubr. The Russian resistance is
evidently a determined one, however,
and the lighting ground has not yet
touched the line of the Screth. which
has been picked as the probable posi
tion to be taken up by the Russians
for the protection of their southern
front and of their Bcssarabian terri
tory. On the Franco-Belgian front, to
day's Paris statement mentions only
skirmishes near the Lorraine border.
Guy, Son of Judge Barnes,
Is Dead in Denver
Lincoln, Jan. 2. (Special Tele
gram.) Judge J. 1!. Barnes of the
supreme court received a message
from Denver this afternoon stating
that his son Guy, who went lo that
city about two months aRo suffering
from tuberculosis, had died suddenly
Young Barnes had been in the em
ploy of the State Railway commis
sion for five years.
Shafroth Wants Farm
Loan Bank for Denver
Washington, Jan. I. Assailing the
federal farm loan board for not lo
cating a farm loan bank in Colorado
or adjacent territory. Senator Shaf
roth today introduced a hill to create
a thirteenth farm loan bank district, to
include Colorado. Wyoming. I'tatt and
New Mexico and establish the hank
bcl Whitney Sabin. a daughter of the
late William M. Whitney of Albany,
divorced him in Albany about three
months ago. She received targe
aHmcuiy and the custotly of their son,
Charles, jr., now a student in Williams
college. The papers were ordered
sealed. At the time of their marriage
in 1897 she was socially prominent and
Sabin was just beginning his career
as clerk in a bank there.
Mrs. Smith was the wife of James
Hopkins Smith, jr., son of James Hop
kins Smith of Portland, Me., and a
prominent yachtsman, who won the
German emperor's cup at Kiel in 1902.
They were married ill St. Thomas' in
107. The divorce of the Smiths two
years ago in Portland, Me., was secret.
Arizona Executive Refuses to
Turn. Over Office .to Gov- .
SAYS CREDENTIALS VOID
Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 2. When
Thomas E. Campbell, governor-elect,
went to the state house today to take
over his duties, Governor G. W. P.
Hunt, incumbent, refused to surrender
the office. Governor Hunt told Gov
ernor Campbell he could not recog
nize Governor Campbell's credentials.
After a formal demand "for possesion
of the executive offices Governor
Campbell withdrew and will maintain
his headquarters in a downtown of
fice building pending tins outcome of
legal proceedings to force Governor
Hunt to give up office.
When Governor Campbell went to
the capitol the executive chamber was
occupied as usual by Governor Hunt.
The meeting between the two gover
nors was strictly formal and the con
versation was conducted principally
by the attorneys. Governor Hunt re
plied lo Governor Campbell's demand
for possession of the office that he
considered he (Hunt) had been
elected to the office and could not
recognize Governor Campbell's cre
dentials. The Campbell forces then
withdrew. Proceedings have been
commenced in the supreme court to
secure a writ of peremptory mande
mtis, restraining Governor Hunt from
exercising the functions of the office
pending a determination of the con
test. The matter will be heard by
the court Thursday. Meantime Gov
ernor Campbell has appointed Mal
colm Frazicr. formerly secretary of
' the El Paso Chamber of Commerce.
to be his secretary. It is expected
he will name a board of control today.
All of the 1 1 nr. t appointees say
they will not give up their jobs. Some
arc arrnging to set up light house
keeping In their offices and remain
continuously at the capital.
ICacli side will attempt to organize
the legislature which meets next Mon
day. Hunt leaders claim that he will
be able to force an adjournment pend
ing the contest, but this is denied by
the conservative democrats.
The Postoflicc department has
ruled that mail addressed to the gov
ernor of Arizona shall be delivered
to Governor Campbell at his tem
porary office, but that mail addressed
to Governor Hunt shall go to him at
! Bulls Scoff at
j Peace Talk and
Wheat Prices Rise
Everything favored the bull side of
'the market and wheat advanced 6 to
7' j cents a bushel over the prices of
last Saturday. Corn was up 1 to 2
cents and oats. -4 to a cent.
I According to traders prospects for
peace in Europe arc rapidly disappear
ing, the car situation here and in the
east is clearing up so as to admit of
making shipments more freely. In
: addition, the foreign demand is enor-
ninus. twcniy-four vessels lying at the
i New York docks at this time, taking
; on grain lor Europe.
Wheat receipts for the day were 143
carloads and prices ruled all the wav
between $1.8.! to $1.87. Com sold at 88
i to KM cents and oats, Sl jj to 52'j cents
TRIES TO BREAK
SLATE OF DEMOS
Three Other Democrats Vote
With Douglas County
Member in Attempt to
MR. JACKSON IS SPEAKER
Nuckolls County Man Will Pre
side Over House and 0. W.
Potts is Chief Clerk.
WALRATH SENATE SECT
(From a SUtf Cnrrripondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special
Telegram.) Charging that his four
colleagues from Douglas county in the
senate were representatives of the
gang of thugs and buccaneers which
Infest Douglas county and that he was
the only candidate elected from that
county in the senate who was opposed
by the railroads, electric light com
pany and other corporations, Senator
E. E. Howell of Omaha fought for
the interests of' the minority of th"e
democratic caucus this afternoon
when an attempt was made to select
committees contrary to Mr, Howell's
ideas of procedure. v
Mr. Howell was hacked up by Beat
of Custer and Oberltes and Sawyer
of Lancaster county, the former, in
an explanation of his vote, charging
that "the man whom the liquor in
terests had selected as president pro
tern was at the last session a repre
senative of those interests, and that
he (Beal) was aware that the edict
had gone out that he was not to re
ceive consideration of any kind at
this session." , .
In the roll call John Mattes, the
caucus nominee, received the full
democratic vote with the exception
of the four mentioned above.
Keith Neville, governor-electi will
be inaugurated. Thurs lay.
Henry Starts Fight.
The senate fight began early, for
hardly had the senators been sworn
in and subscribed to the oath as ad- .
ministered by Chief Justice Morrissey,
when Senator Henry of Colfax arose
and moved that the names of those
selected by the caucus last night as
members of the committee on commit
tees, Kohl, chairman; Mattes, Tanner,
Wilson of Frontier, Wilson of Dodge,
Beal of Custer and Buhrman of Ho
ward be made the choice of the senate.
Howell objected on the ground that
the senate should proceed to the reg
ular organization before it could select
committees, bnt after much sparring
the. chair ruled that Howell was
wrong and a vote was taken, resulting
in the selection . of the committee as
the caucus decreed.
The committee on employes consist
ing of Mariarity of Douglas, Robert
son of Holt and Adams of Dawes were
also selected and then Howell went
to the mat with his colleagues in an
effort to prevent the selection of the
caucus nominee. Senator John Mattes
for president pro tern.
The selection of the other officers
as made by the caucus went through
without a hitch as'follows:
Hocretkry -JS. A. Walrtth of OmccoIa.
AMlilanti George Dols of Frontier and
Paul Young of Otoo.
Barioant-at-Arnui Tom Coatello of Grand
AMistant Sergeant-at-Arma W. O. Me
Aullny of Columbus.
ChaplainRev. James Huff of Omaha. "
Pominaater Jamce Crocker of Mrrlbner. I
Committee on Committees Phtl Koht.-.
chairman; Mattes of Otoe, Tanner of Dous-i
las, Wallace Wilson of Frontier. Willie Wll
son of Podge, Buhrman of Howard and Beal
Committee on Kmployes Morlarlty of
DourIsk, Robertson ot Holt, Adams at;
Beal Enters Protest.
Beal of Custer in explanation of
his vote charged that "it has been de
creed by the powers that be that I
shall hold no responsible position in
this senate, and the order has gone
out that this senate shall be or
ganized as it is being organized."
Howell said that if it Had got to
come down to a scrap the matter
might just as well be fought out
right now and in explanation of his
vote said : it'
"I deem it advisable, at this timi'i
to take the members of this senate
into my confidence and explain to
them the necessity for the action
am about to take. When I was a
candidate in the primaries of Douglas
county, the allied interests, consist- '
ing of the brewers, railways, electric
light company, gas and other public
utility corporations, opposed me with
all the bitterness and vindictiveness
of which they are capable, for the rea
son that they knew they could not
control my independence of action.
"I am the only senator from Doug
las county who was nominated and
elected against the will of the ma
chine. In the primary a slate was
made for all legislative offices for
both the republican and democratic
parties, and by a strange coincidence,
the slate appeared simultaneously
to both parties and from the same
origin. The Budweiser saloon, which
is known as the political hangout for
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