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Wilson Suggests Night's Reflection
The Omaha Daily Bee
Night or Day
VOL. XLVI. NO. 197.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3, 1917 SIXTEEN PAGES.
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Senators Stone and Lewis feel
. First Overt Act of Germany
Should Be Signal for
URGE AGAINST BREAK NOW
Actibn of Any Kind by Word or
Deed Unlikely Before
NO COMMUNICATION SENT
Washington, Feb. 2. At a confer
ence of President Wilson with sen
ate members, it was learned that Sen
ator Stone, chairman of the foreign
relations committee and Senator
Liwis of Illinois, felt that no 'imme
diate breach with Germany would be
justified', that the course to be taken
was to stand on the assumption that
Germany did not intend to imperil
American citizens or property, but
that the very first act against the
United States should be the signal for
When President Wilson" left the
capitol after two hours of confer
ences with members of the senate,
one senator, who had talked with
him, said a break in diplomatic re
lations with Germany practically was
Comes to Swap Views.
The president himself told the
newspaper men only that he had come
up to "swap views" and declined to
say whether anything would be done
"There was generally discussion of
all these plans," said the senator.
"But in my judgment the opinion of
the majority was to break relations
at once and give Bernstorf his pass
Three propositions, it was said,
were discussed in the conference.
There were: To break off diplomatic
relations with Germany and give Am
bassador Bernstorff his passports to
morrow. . : f - ,
To wait until some overt act had
been eommitteed aaginst the rights of
the United States ty Germany be
fore taking any action.
To re-define this government's posi
tion in the light of Germany's ruthless
The president was asked if he con
templated addressing congress
"Oh, thai was not discussed at all,"
"The president was very careful' not
10 state specifically what he had in
.mind." said1. Senator Gorman.
Senator Fletcher said the president
had as yet done nothing.but came to
seek, flic advice of senators as to
what he should do. He said it was not
dear in the president's mind whether
the American government should
proceed on the assuption that Ger
many having given pledges for re
stricted use of its submarines, would
stand by those pledges andnot take
any action until Germany violated
them; or whether summary action
should be taken in the face of a note
which announced at 4 o!clock one
day that Germany would begin unre
stricted warfare at midnight.
Senator Fletcher said the senti
ment of all present was that no more
communications should be sent to
Germany, whatever course is pursued.
rresuicni vviison lonignt cancelled
his engagement tos peak before the
Chamber of Commerce of the United
An hour after tile president's con-
ierence witn senators .tt the capitol,
a senator sa d the preside:. had left
tliem with the suggestion that there
should be a night's reflection and
(Continued on I'air Two Column One.)
For Nebraska Fair; riaitif temperature,
Temperature at Omaha Yenterday.
Comparative Loral Record.
1917. llll. 11
Highest yesterday.... 0 in 2
Lowest yesterday 13 - 7 17
Mean temperature.... 13 3 in
Precipitation DO .0(1 fin
I Temperature and precipitation departui-ea
Trom the normal:
formal temperature j
lflclency for the duy :5
Total exceea since March 1, no
N'ormel precipitation , - ,0a Inch
Deficiency for the day D2 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. .. .17.30 Incl
Deficiency since March 1 lz.HH Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1114.. ,6 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1114.. M7 inches
iteports From stations at T P. M,
station ana state Temp. High- Ilaln.
of Weather. Inn.
Cheyenne, clear 2H
Davenport, clear ft
Denver, pt cloudy 40
Dee MolniB, clear 4
Dodffe City, clear 12
tender, clear iti
North Platte, clear la
Omaha, cloudy 1
I'u-blo, clear 24
"alt Lake City, cloudy, 33
Hanta Fe, clear 3rt
Hloox Clly, cloudy 1,1 o
Valentine, pt. cloudy,. 14 . is
Indicates blow aoro. '
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Secretary Lansing Advises
European Sailings Delayed
Until Action Taken.
WISER TO AWAIT DECISION
Washington, Feb. 2. European
sailings of all American ships should
postpone leaving port, according to
the opinion of the State department.
Secretary Lansing sent this message
to the International Mercantile Ma
rine in regard to the sailing of the
American steamer St. Louis for Eng
land tomorrow. The secretary said
no orders had been sent against its
sailing, but that it was the depart
ment's belief it would be wiser to
await the decision of the country on
the submarine controversy.
No Announcement Made.
New York, Feb. 3. Pending of
ficial advices from Secretary Lansing
of the State department, President
P. A. S. Franklin of the International
Mercantile Marine said tonight that
no official announcement could be
made as to the. sailing of the Ameri
can line steamship St. Louis, sched
uled to leave here at noon tomorrow
on its regular trip to Liverpool. Upon
being informed that Mr. Lansing had
stated in Washington, that the line
probably would be advised not to send
the ship away, he added that natu
rally he would act in conformity with
such a recommendation.
Preparations for the sailing of the
ship proceeded today and when the
passenger office closed for the night it
was announced that passage naa Deen
booked bv 280 persons, with only
fifteen cancellations. Of the number
now listed 180 are in the cabin and a
large percentage of them are Amen
British Lines Not Advised.
None of the British lines has re
ceived any new instructions as to the
sailing of their ships, local representa
tives announced tonight. During tne
day five freighters, one of them an
American vessel, left for transatlantic
ports. The American ship was the
Dochra for Genoa. Several ships of
Great Britain and allied
among them the White
Adriatic, are announced
to sail to
A complete tie up, temporarily at
least, of Dutch and Scandinavian
shipping,' was" indicated ilvis afternoon'
by cable instructions received by va
rious lines. The Scandinavian-American
line, whose passenger vessel,
Hcllig Olav, was held in port yester
dav, received word that all sailings of
passenger ships had been temporarily
The Royal Netherlands Steamship
company, which has ten vessels in
American ports loading cargo, con
signed to the Dutch government, have
been ordered to remain in port until
further notice. Six vessels owned by
the Swedish-Aiiierican-Mexico line
also have been stopped pending fur
Great Liner Delayed.
The Holland-America line, with the
steamer Noordam here loading to sail
Monday for Rotterdam, with pas
senbers and cargo, was advised that
the liner Nieuw Amsterdam, their
largest vessel, had been recalled, and
it was reported officials said, that de
layed cables would bring them similar
instructions to xnosc rcccivcu uy uum
neutral foreign lines.
Ships of Polland and Scandanavian
countries have for nearly year been
calling at Kirkwell m compliance with
i the order of the British government
s a d cago he' I Under
for examination and inspection to
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have added the uncertainty and ser
iousness of the situation.
Creighton Students Sit at
Banquet With .Archbishop
Creighton students residing in St.
John's hall were tendered a banquet
by Archbishop Harty, bishop.
Prof. Kennv of the faculty was
visiting with the archbishop one day
last week, when arrangements were
made to surprise the hall boys.
The archbishop declared himself
heartily in favor of athletics and ad
vised the boys to specialize in some
branch of thletics. An interesting pro
gram was given. The welcome was
by Joseph Ostrfick. Charles Costcllo.
in negro dialect, gave the humorous
lines of "Jimmy Butler and the Owl "
The orchestra and Glee club, made
up of hall talent, furnished the music
Each student was introduced to the
new archbishop by Father Corboy.
Alleged Slayer of Clyde
Armour Pleads Not Guilty
Santa Fe, N. M Feb. 2. Lying on
a cot in the state penitentiary last
night, . W. Blancett pleaded not
guilty to the charge of killing Clyde
Armour near here last October, waiv
ed preliminary hearing and was
held to the grand jury without
bond. A ten-minute session of the
district court wai held in Illancett'i
room for the arraignment.
Japan's Population Is
(Correipondtmrt of The Associated Press.)
Tokio, Nov. 29. A total estimated
population of 77,8y,5 t,i Japan,
Korea and Formos.. and the Japanese
half of Saghalicn island, it announced
officially. ' '
The population of Korea or Chosen 1
leaped from 10,804.013 to 17.;iV,K64, an
increase of 715,851 or 4.26 per cent.
and Indications Are Normal
Conditions Will Soon
Prevail in West.
FOLLOWS COLDEST TIME
Thermometers on Triday
Morning Registered Cold
est of the Year.
WYOMING COAL SHORTAGE
That the worst of the cold wave is
over as far as it concerns Omaha was
the statement of the weather man
following the coldest night and morn
ing Omaha has experienced in five
years. The temperature at 8 o'clock
Friday morning was 23 degrees below
zero. By 11 o'clock it ' ad gone up
somewhat, the thermometer then reg
istering 15 below. By 8 o'clock last
night the mercury had risen to zero in
Reports .from the western part of
the country show that the tempera
tures in that section are moderating,
and it is upon this that a forecast
of a rising temperature is based
The cold wave . has passed down
through the southeastern section of
the country Freezing temperatures
are reported from many of the gulf
In the D.ikotas temperatures ranged
from 30 ;o 36 degrees below zero. The
coldest spots reported on the govern
ment map was at Bismarck, which
had a temperature of 36 below.
Break Out West.
A break in the cold spell is in sight,
according to the railroad people. It
is not visible in this immediate local
ity, but it has made its appearance in
Morning reports to the Burlington
indicate that all through eastern Wyo
ming temperatures have moderated
since Thursday and that the wind has
veered around into the south. Around
Sheridan, Crow Agency, Hardin and
Billings, where Wednesday tempera
tures were down to 20 to 36 below
zero, in the, morning they were -6 to'
20 above. , . ',. '
Nebraska continues cold and, ac
cording to the railroads, not a station
in the state recorded above zero
weather. In the South Platte valley
a number of stations reported 5 be
low and Bridgeport came in with a
similar marking. However, taking
the state as a whole, 20 to 28 below
was. the rule. The coldest jpots
found along the railroads were at Er
icson and Randolph, where it was 28
degrees below, with 27 at Sargent.
Winner, S. D., on the Northwestern,
continues to hold the record for cold
so far as Omaha territory is con
cerned. Thermometers there, accord
ing to a report to railroad headquar
ters, recorded 36 below.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Feb. 2. Ex
tremely low temperatures were
recorded throughout South Dakota
this morning. At Aberdeen the ther
mometer registered 39 degrees below
zero, while Mitchell reoorted 35 he-
low. The temperature here was 37
below early this morning, the lowest
record since 1896. Railroad service
in the state is still virtually suspend
ed uui omciais declared that the
lines win be cleared before nightfall,
Wyoming Coal Shortage.
Cheyenne. Wvo.. Feb. 2. Continue!
blockade of the Union Paciffc rail
road, which became absolute onre
more yesterday morning and has con
tinued so, has produced coal short
ages mat are becoming acute in
towns from Laramie. Wvo.. east want
aiong tne line ot tne road. i
Reserve supplies here are used tin
the legislature is considerimr adiourn.
ment because fuel for the canitol fur
naces is exhausted and the local cen
tral lighting 'and heating olant must
Close unless it gets tuel by Sunday.
Should the railroad be opened to
night, as officials hope, coal trains will
precede passenger trains over it.
Avalanche Hita Engine.
Pendleton, Ore., Feb. 2. An east
bound transcontinental Union Pacific
passenger train was reported today
stalled in the snow cast of Bacon.
Railroad men are making efforts to
reach the delayed train.
A heavy snowstorm is raging in
this section, and at Mcacham, a
mountain point, the snow is six feet
Just after the passenger train which
is reported stalled in a drift had
passed a shoulder of a hill on the
line where the snow clearing crews
were at work, a locomotive, caboose
and a rotary snow plow were over
turned by an avalanche of snow.
A fireman on the locomotive was
buried in the slide.
Cold For Jefferson.
Fairbury, Neb., Feb. 2. (Special
Telegram.) Not 6ince February,
1904, has this section of Jefferson
county experienced such frigid
weather. Thursday night caused the
thermometer to register nearly twenty-live
below zero and last night it
was twenty. The wind did consider
able damage to plate glass in Fair
bury. Farmer! here have lost poultry
and young stock, wing to the severe
cold. Business has been practically
at a standstill. Owing to the spring
thaw th forepart of the week and
tne severe freeze lhursdav and to-
day, it is thought tome damage has
retuneu to wneat crnn nu mirg
WWu IN DOUBT
of Douglas Senator j
Not to Have Completed
WHAT MOORHEAD SAYS
(From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Feb. 2. (Special.) Sen
ator Ed Howell of Omaha has served
several terms in the Nebraska state
senate with much, credit, honor, glory
and other things, and now it appears
that there is an attempt to take it all
away from him, the charge having
been made that he is not a naturalized
citizen of the state and, therefore, not
entitled to serve in the legislature.
The matter became so persistent
that the democrats of the senate have
held a secret caucus, so secret that
very little is known'ahout the matter,
and Howell insists that even he is
prohibited from discussing the mat
ter. It is asserted that Mr. Howell's
father never completed his naturaliza
tion, and as the son was not born in
this country", but in Canada, it will
result in the delegation from Douglas
being short one man if the charge is
substantiated. Nobody appears to
know where the thing originated, ex
cept that it came from the senator's
The records in the office of Election
Commissioner Moorhead, based on
Mr. Howell's representations when he
registered, show that his father took
out his second naturalization papers
in Otoe county when the present
state senator was 14 vears old. Mr.
Moorhead said last evening that this
was the information furnished from
his office when the question of Mr.
Howell's citizenship came up.
Neutral Traffic" "
To Great Britain
London,. Feb. 2. The whole of
Europe, neutral and belligerent, is
anxiously' awaiting the action of the
United States on Germany's note an
nouncing its new submarine policy.
Meanwhile a large proportion of neu
tral shipping is being held in port or
Traffic between England and Hol
land and LngUnd and the Scanda
navian countries, so far as it is ear
ned.11 byieiitraJ.wasefVls held up.
I his is as serious (oVttlc neutrals as
for England, as itt smaller countries
depend upon Great Britain for many
things, particularly for coal.
Liverpool ship owners today ex
pressed the view that the new declar
ation ot tne submarine warfare will
not affect transatlantic traffic, but the
number of Americans who contem
plated, returning home during the
next few weeks have hastened their
eAn a.i ? rerica 'dAu Nor-1
wegian Atlantic liners are the only
ui t, nuvre voyages nave Deen can
celled or postponed.
Thus far the results of the new
policy have not been reHected in the
esses ot snips recorded b Lloyds'
shipping agency, today's fist being
about the same average size as for
some weeks past.
The comment of the evening news
papers on the situation follows
largely that of the morning journals.
Most of them are concerned with
what President Wilson will do.
Public Reception for
The Omaha Soldier Boys
A public reception will be teiu'ered
members of the Omaha battalion, Ne
braska National Guard, February 22
at the Auditorium. The committee
selected by Mayor Dahlman to have
charge of the affair are: Everett
Buckingham, T. C. Byrne, Randall
Brown, W. A. Frazer, C. C. George,
Ellis U. Graff, General Harries, Wal
ter Jardinc, Val Peter, Gurdon Wat
tles, John Webster, Mrs. C. W. Wil
helm, Berta Getzchman and Mrs. C.
T. Kountze, sponsor.
A large silk flag, a gift of business
men, is to be presented to the bat
talion An invitation has been ex
tended to Governor Neville to ad
dress the soldiers. Officers of the
Fourth regiment have been invited
to be present. One of the features
of the program will be camp scenes
depicting army life as it was on the
Monday evening the battalion will
meet in the armory, Twenty-fifth and
Farnam streets to elect a committee
to work with the committee selected
by Mayor Dahlman.
s "Leak" Message
New York, Feb. 2. When the con
gressional "leak" inquiry committee
adjourned today to meet in Washing
ton, the testimony of F. A. Connolly,
the Washington broker, regarding his
sending a resume of President Wil
son's peace note to E. F. Hutton &
Co.,' New York brokers, had been dis
puted by every telegraph operator in
Mutton's employ, who, Sherman L.
Whipple said, might have handled
Connolly's message. '
Spanell Is Released I
On Five Thousand Bond
San Angelo. Tex.. Feb. 2. Bond for
$5,000 was obtained todav for Harrv
j. Spanell, who yesterday was
acquitted after hn trial on charges of
killing his wife and he was given his
release to await hearing on a rhartrc
of having killed Lieutenant-Colonel
M. C. Butler of the Sixth cavalry,
United States army;. . ''
COMRADES IN ARMS These "two soldiers of France," one
a woman munition worker, the other a French Senegalese
private, are carrying boxes of amunition from the machines
to the point of transportation to the army bases.
SOJDIERS OF FRANCE.
BELGIAN AID SHIP
THE FIRST VICTIM
Euphrates, Carrying. Supplies
to Europe, Torpedoed on
Trip to United States.
SEVERAL OF CREW SAVED
London, Feb. 2. Official informa
tion received concerning the sinking
of the steamer F.uphrates shows that
the probable first victim of the new
submarine policy of the central pow
ers was a Belgian relief ship.
The Etifthiatcs. hail carried .xargo
of. relief supplies from the United
States and was homeward bound in
ballast when it was torpedoed. Sev
eral members of the crew have been
rescued and have reached an outlying
In connection with the sinking of
the Euphrates it is pointed out that
all relief ships, even when homeward
hound, conspicuously display the flags
of the commission for relici in Bel-
8'um alld carry balls at the mastheads,
the latter to prevent aerial attacks.
They also carry the safe conduct of
the German consul general at Rot
terdam, just as loaded vessels carry
a safe conduct from the German con
sul general at New York.
New York, Feb. 2! The steamship
Euphrates was under charter to the
Belgium Relief commission and
would have taken another cargo from
New York for Rotterdam had it re
turned safely to America, it was said
by representatives of the commission
here today. It carried a crew of be
tween twenty-five and thirty men,
none of whom was an American, so
far as is known.
The sinking of the Belgian steamer
Euphrates, of 2,809 tons gross, was
announced by Lloyd'a shipping
agency on February 1.
London, Feb. 2. The Norwegian
steamer Portia, of 1,127 tons gross,
has been , sunk, Lloyds' shipping
agency announces. The crew was
The ieamer Ravcn6bourne has
been sunk, Lloyds also announces.
Three members of the crew of this
steamer were lost, the announcement
The Norwegian steamer Hccla, of
524 tons, is reported sunk, says an
other Lloyds announcement. The
steamer Kavensbournc is not listed
in available shipping records.
The sinking of the following steam
ers also was announced by Lloyds:
Essonite, British, 589 tons gross.
Algorta, Spanish, 2,116 tons gross.
Violet, British trawler.
Marcellc, Belgian trawler, sunk by
gunfire; crew landed.
Senate Will Vote
On Immigration -Bill
Washington, Feb. 2. Immediate re
consideration of the immigration bill,
passed over the president's veto by
the house last night, was blocked in
the senate today by Senator Reed of
Missouri, but agreement was reached
to proceed to a vote on repassage of
the measure at 4 p. m. on Monday.
Decline in Cotton is
Followed by Rally
New York, Feb. 2. There was re
newed liquidation in the cotton mar
ket today and May contracts within
the first ten minutes sold off to 14.60
cents, or 54 points from last night's
closing. While narrow and unset
tled, the market was less active than
yesterday and the excitement precip
itated by the German note appeared
to be subsiding, Houses with Liver
pool connections and trade interests
were good buyers on the decline,
which was followed bv a quick rally
of 30&35 points.
i VStt TjiX-h ij 1
if is?' , :i
. STROM PROTEST
Hint at Break with U. S. if
Land Bills Pending in Idaho
PEOPLE MAY FORCE ISSUE
, BULLETIN. ,
Salem, Ore., Feb. 2. Oregon's anti.
alien land bill was withdrawn from
the legislature here today, by Senator
George R. Wilbur, democrat, who in
troduced it because he said he did
no'MiMo-rmndicaw. President Wil
son with possible Japanese complica
tions during the present international
Boise, Idaho, Feb. 2. Anti-alien
leaders in the Idaho senate decided
today the anti-alien land ownership
bill, passed by the house would be
killed in order not to embarrast the
United States government during the
present international crisis.
Washington, Feb. 2. Japan's rep
resentations to the United States
against the anti-alien land bills pend
ing in the Idaho and Oregon leg
islatures, although made informally
through its embassy here, are consid
ered no less serious at this critical
juncture of international affairs th.tn
its protests against the California
laws four years ago.
Absolutely nothing had been per
mitted by the administration to be
come public until the protest was dis
closed by appeals to the Oregon
and Idaho delegations in congress to
use their inBuence at home to prevent
passage of the bills at this time.
The state of feeling in Japan, prob
ably much disturbed by the recent
crisis in the government, has been
represented to the State department
a bring so serious that the Japanese
statesmen who wish to preserve
friendly relations with the United
States fear the passage of more legis
lation in this country directed against
their country may force the situation
at home beyond their control., ,
Threat Implied Says Borah.
Boise, Idaho, Feb. 2. United States
Senator William Borah, hitherto an
ardent supporter of the bill pending
in the Idaho legislature to bar Japan
ese from land ownership in this state,
has modified hit position after confer
ences with Secretary of State Lansing
and Counsellor Polk.
The Idaho Daily Statesman said to
day, quoting a telegram from Senator
Borah, printed with his authorization!
"Secretary Lansing and . Mr. Polk
paid a second call Thursday night at
senator Borah s residence . and re
ported 'that Tokio fears the enact
ment of such legislation at such a time
may so incense the Japanese people
as to force the government in self
preservation to signify a willingness
to register by force of arms its pro
test against the Idaho bill.' "
1 clegrams were received here todav
by legislators and Governor Alexan-
cr trom the State department in
Washington protesting the passage of
Special Bill for
One Hundred More
Subseas in Senate
Washington, Feb. 2. Immediate
construction of 100 submarines,
eighty for coast defense and twenty
for fleet operations, was proposed in
a special bill introduced today by
Senator Poindexter of Washington.
These would be in addition to the
eighteen submarines proposed in the
regular naval bill now pending in
The bill would direct that not less
than six of the fleet submarines and
not less than twenty-five of the coast
submarines would be built on the Pa
cific coast, ,
IS TO CONSIDER
Resolution by Saunders Coun
ty Members Offered Peti
tioning President to Main
tain Tranquility of
REFUSE TO BE DRAWN IN
Lobbyists Come Under Ban
and Are Ordered Out by
(From n Staff Correspondent.) .
Lincoln. Feb. 2. (Special Tele
gram.) A resolution authorizing a
petition to President Wilson and the
American congress to maintain the
peaceful attitude and tranquility of
the nation during the present crisis ,
was presented in the Nebraska house
(Prom Staff Corrrapondent.)
Lincoln, Feb. 2. (Special.) The '
house adopted the following rcsolu-1
"Recognizing the intensity df the
war spirit and the delicate position in
which the president is now placed,
the legislature of Nebraska, in behalf
of the citizens, petition the president
and congress of the United States to
maintain a peaceful attitude and tran
quility of our nation,
"And thereby refuse to be drawn
into this world-wide conflict, which in
the end only means untold suffering, ,
and will tend to the humiliation of
the entire human race."
The resolution was introduced by'
Representatives Lampert and Leman,
both of Saunders county. It was laid
over a day under the rules.
Fight the Lobby. '
Members of the lower house of the
Nebraska legislature do not propose
to take any chances of being con
taminated by lobbyists, so today Mr.
Reischick moved that the lergeant-at-arms
and his trusty ti'puty be
armed with a list of names of "legit- -lative
agents.". As soon 1; these make
any attempt to appear on the floor
of the house the officers nrart "shoo" '"
them out. If they continue to roost
on the guard rail, which separate!
the common herd from the uncom
mon herd, they will be ejected and
will have to ply their business out in
Car Shortage Money.
Tftere must be a democrat on the
railway commission, for the commit
tee on finance, ways and means rec-
ommended out for passage a little
hill to allow the commission $1,500
for expenses incurred in investigat
ing the car shortage.
No more will the festive jackrab
bit have to flee before the hounds at
coursing meets, if the bill which to
day was sent to third reading in the
house by a vote of 70 to 23, is suc
cessful in getting through the other
branches. The bill, as first drawn,
included the prohibition of wild west
shows, but this has been eliminated
and the bill appeals to meet with
favor. The same proposition has been
up before legislatures several times
before, but this is the first time it has
received any favorable cinsideration.
Several of the members were the
subjects of considerable joking this ' , ,
morning because a reporter or some '
other ruffian had made it appear in a
morning paper that they made
speeches which favored the $100,000
hog barn reported for passage yes
terday with the amount cut to $80,
000. As it ' happened these members,
Cronin, Fries, McAllister and Lig
gett, made talks against the bill, but
the members persisted in proving to
them that their talks agair.st the bill
helped its approval by the house.
Bills Passed. .
Most of the forenoon was devoted
to passing bills. The list included
H. R. 104. Hoffmelstar Allowing county
boards to Issue county blah school bonds
without election, on IB per cent pstltlon.
H. R. 118, Htrcam Allowlnr York county
to adopt auporvlsor plan with ftva board
H. R. 160, Rtohmond,. at at. Mailmura -school
levy of IS mills for Omaha.
H. R. SO, Andsrson, Phelps Second-clsss .
cities authorised to vots bonds for buying
or building auditoriums.
H. R. 146, Dorsey Sheriff to surrender
replevlned property to defendant, under
bond to plaintiff.
H. R. U6, Hegan Railroads to mska an- "
nual reports to railway commission for cal
H. R. 113, Good Municipalities empow-' '
ered to annex land separated by grounds of
H. R. 120, Fries Corrocttv atatuta.,aa t
II. R. 1103, Lovely et al. Change ot venua
from Justlco court lu Omaha to nearest mu
nicipal or justlo oourt.
H. R. Ill, Lovely et al. Omahamunlclpal -oourt
given same jurisdiction aa county -court,
except probate. .-
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