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fhK OMAHA SUNDAY BKE: FEBRUARY 18. 1917.
SENATE AND HOUSE j ONE TERM LIMIT .
FAIRLY UNDER WAY OF COUNTY ASSESSOR
Tomer Passes Seventeen and House of Representatives Re-
fuses to Grant Bight of
HOW THE RECORD STANDS WANT NO FEAR OR FAVOR
(From a Stalt Correspondent.)
. Lincoln. Feb. 17. (Special.) Al
though in session but twenty-nine
days, the state senate has passed
seventeen bills, while the house in ses
sion thirty-four days., four marc than
half of its allotted time, has passed
eighty-seven bills. The percentage
would appear to be in favor of the
house, but the facts in the matter
are that the senate has been putting
in but a very few hours each day so
far, while th house has been running
fromq 9 until M o'clock in the fore
noon and from 1:30 until 3 o'clock in
According to the records kept 6y
Bookkeeper Gus Bershorner, Senator
Moriarty of Dounglas county was the
busy introducer of bills in the upper
body, more than 10 per cent of them
being introduced by him. The records
now show that the Douglas county
man introduced forty-one bill and so
far outdistanced all others that he
stands in a class by himself. Howell,
also of Douglas, came next with twenty-five.
The complete record is shown
. ; .2S Keberteon
Buehee 14 Wallace Wilton
BeaneM HIDouthett e
Hamraaoa lt'Uetea 4
...11 Hooat 4
. ..Iv Blrablew 4
. . .11 Buhnuaa I
MrMllllea . !!.llHeaee .'""'!
Alaart lOlK.m 1
Committee an education. 1.
The bills so far passed, seventeen
in number, are as follows: Senate
Files 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 26, 40. 53. 66,
72, 73, 74, 85 and 133.
,The senate has indefinitely post
poned fifteen bills Senate Files 8, 14,
V 19, 22, 32, 34, 42, 43, 68, 82, 102, 110,
114, a) 19 and 301. Eighteen bills on
third reading; seventy-three on gen
eral file and 208 in stading commit
tees. Passed, 17; killed, 15; third reading,
18; on general file, 73; in committees,
208. Total, 331.
The house rolls in the senate have
fared as follows:
. Four passed, 28, 29, 7, 86; two kill
ed, 2, 17; fifteen on general file; sixty-
tnur in rommin..
jNQbody Worries About
) ; England as a Coal Miner
(Corrarpondanea of The Aaaootatad Praeai).
London, Jan. 20.--Since the state
ment in Parliament last month that
"the government intended to take over
control of all the coal mines in the
country, little has been heard of the
project It is believed, however, that
considerable has been accomplished
behind the scenes, and that fuller de
tails will be forthcoming early tn the
. I ne prime minuter lias assured a
j delegation from the miners' union
that whatever may be involved in
state control, it would not be detri
mental in any way to the interests of
the workmen. In coal regions it is
understood that there will be little or
no interference with the ordinary
machinery by which the industry is
. carried on, and that state control will
chiefly affect the distribution of coal
after it is brought to the surface. .
Old Vass Residence at
Plattsmouth Is Burned
Plattsmouth, Neb., Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) The old Vass home, on an
.. eminence overlooking the Burlington
shops and a large portion of the city,
was burned to the ground Friday
evening. loseph Tage had the place
rented and his household goods were
therein, but he with the family had
, been visiting in Iowa for the last two
; months. This house had stood on the
hill a landmark for over fifty years
and was the home of the Vass family
for nearly forty years, they all having
, died nearly ten years ago.
The family came from Virginia
near a half century since, and there
they lived and died, with the excep
tion of two girls, one Mrs. Mattie Wil
liams, the owner of the place, living
in Falls City; the' other, Mrs. Nannie
Kiethley, living in Illinois.
Collect Six Millions Tax
On Estate of Oil King
New York, Feb. 17. Lamon V.
Harkness, Standard Oil magnate, who
died at Paicinea, Cal., two years ago,
leaving a fortune estimated at $170.
000,000, was a resident of this city,
according to a .decision rendered in
the Surrogate court today and, there
fore, the estate is subject to a trans
fer tax here of more than $6,000,000 if
all the real and personal property are
located in this state. Just how 'targe
is the New York estate is yet to be
The Harkness executors sought to
avoid paying the tax here by main
taining the decedent's residence was
Kentucky, not New York.
l-Tom a Slaff CVrrponorit.)
Lincoln, Feb. 17. (Special.) It is
not the temper of this legislature at
least the lower branch of it to give
county assessors any more secure
hold on their offices than they now
have. 1 anything, the house leans
the other way. It showed this today,
when the Miller bill affectum county
assessors came up in committee of-the
me hill as Introduced merelv oro-
vtricd that when any' county votes on
anonsning tne county assessors ot
hec the question may be carried by a
majority oi tnose voting thereon, in
stead of requiring a majority of all
vo.es cast at tne election.
Question of Second Term.
air. fuller oronosed to do some
thing for the county assessors by of
fering an amendment making them
eligible for re-election for a second
term of four years. This was voted
down almost unanimously after sev
eral, members had spoken against it
Mr. Good said he had served in the
legislature ot I'W, when a new
revenue system was created, and at
that lime it was decided that a coun
assessor would do better work and
perform his duties without fear if he
were given one teni only. Mr. Fries,
another member of the 1903 session,
corroborated Good s statement.
The bill, H. R. 354. was sent to third
reading unchanged in form,
The eommittc of the whole ap
proved the Fries' bill to assess the
franchises of water power companies
wnere their power plants are located.
Its specific purpose is to make the
trancnise ot the Central fower com
pany assessable at Boelus, where its
power plant is located, instead of at
Grand Island, the business heauquar
tcrs, where the transformers, switch
boards, emergency steam plant and
business offices of the company are.
Mr. atuhr ot Mall county tried un
successfully to have an amendment
tacked on making the same principle
apply to telephone companies and
other corporations whose property is
spread over two or more counties.
Real Consideration in Deeds.
The first senate bill to be. acted
upon by the house in committee of the
whole was a. f . 6, by mihrman, pro
riding that deeds, mortgages and
other conveyances of real estate shall
name the actual consideration, and
fixing i penally of $10 to $500 fine for
violations. It was ordered engrossed
for third reading.
Two bills offered by Mr. Reed, re
lating to divorce and remarriage,
were both advanced to the third read
ing calendar. One provides,
amended, that any person against
whom a divorce is obtained for
cruelty, non-support or adultery can
not marry again within two years,
while the one obtaining the divorce
must wait for one year. The. other
declares any marriage in another
state, to evade the provisions of the
Nrnraska law. shall be void here.
There are three, newly made graves
in the little cemetery where appropri
ation bills killed by the finance com
mittee of the house are laid to rest.
The cemetery is getting pretty well
filled up and it may become necessary
to provide more space for hills still to
Here is the list which the finance
committee has just assassinated:
For pavlna In front of Beatrice Inetltute
for feeble minded. II. too.
For marking "Buffalo BUI" - hlcnwsy,
Onuiha and Lincoln to Iwnver. S 10.000.
Fur auditing of MclinlnlHtratora' and guard
lane' account by state banlilns department,
PAPER MAKERS ASK
U. S. TOFIX PRICE
Alleged Monopoly Yields After
President Threatened Ex
tra Session of Congress.
PUBLISHERS FACED RUIN
Fairbury Merchants Consider
Adopting New Credit Plan
Fairbory, Neb., Feb. 17. (Special
Telesram.i The Fairbury Commer
cial club held a meeting in its club
rooms last night to consider the ad
vidahility of adopting a new credit
system. C L. Russ of Hot Springs
talked to a large delegation of Fair
bury merchants, explaining his credit
rating system. Cliff Crooks, who was
elected president of the Federation of
Nebraska Retailers in Lincoln this
week, introduced Mr. Russ.
While-Fairbury has a secret credit
system, the merchants favor adoption
of the new public method. President
J. W. McDonnell of the Commercial
club presided over the meeting and
decided to postpone the discussion of
the proposed federal road aid.
' Atlanta Farmers' Institute.
Holdrege. Neb., Feb. 17. (Special.)
The thirteenth annual Farmers' in
stitute, held at Atlanta, closed last
night, marking another very success
ful year. Sixty head of horses, thirty
eight cattle, some hogs, 100 head oi
poultry and about twenty dogs,
mostly stag and fox hounds, were
shown. This exhibit and stock ex
hibit is a remarkable showing of waht
can be done by a community co-operation
in a town of less than 400 in
Washingtot), Feb. 17. It became
known toda that the print paper
manufactu.crs yielded in their oppo
sition to the government's efforts to
restore normal prices a,nd agreed to
permit the federal trade commission
to determine a fair scale only when
confronted with the alternative of
personal anion by President VViUon
and a special session of congress to
pass remedial legislation.
At 1'resident Wilson's direction it
was said Secretary Mcdno sum
moned one of the principal manufac
turers, who was acting as spokesman
for the others, and informed him that
inasmuch as the governmct itself
was not permitted by the destitution
to impose prohibitive restraint upon
the press, the administration did not
intend to reman, idle while an alleged
monopoly through extortionate prices
for print paper effectually imposed
greater restraints th-iti the govern
ment might ever contemplate.
Would Call Congress.
Mr. McAdoo, it was said, speaking
tor tne president, mtormed a repre
tentative manufacturer tha. with
many daily newspapers of the I'nited
States threatened with being . forced
to close up, a special session ot con
gress would be called if necessary to
pass legislation to restore prices and
supply to a normal level. At the
same time the federal grand ,'Jry in
New York was preparing to bring in
dictments tor criminal prosecutions
1 he sequel was the action ot the man
ufacturers yesterday in signing ai
agreement permitting the trade com
mission to fix fair prices.
It is understood that the adminis
tration is going further and taking
steps to guard against any shortage
of supply in the future. Through the
forest service, wheh already has been
at work on some phases of the prob
lem, plans tor retorestration of wood
ed areas now devastated for wood
pulp are to be worked out, which are
expected to furnish ample supplies for
American publishers in the future.
State Printing Commission
Boosted as Money Saver
(Prom a Staff Corraapandeat.)
Lincoln, Feb. 17. (Special.) A
saving to the state of from $20,000 to
$30,000 a year would be effected by
the Datoe-Iaylor bill in the house,
creating a state printing commission,
according to J. F. Webster of St. Paul,
The bill, house roll No. 440. pro
vides that the printing and stationery
of all state offices and all state institu
tions be supplied on competitive con
tract and not in the open market
ft makes it mandatory that all state
officers submit their work and their
estimates quarterly to the state
The supplies. Mr. Webster says.
could then he bought direct at whole-
kale, eliminating entirely the profits
of jobbers, middlemen and retailers.
The bill provides tor a state print
ing commissioner at $2,000 a year and
for a stenographer at $840 a year. He
must be what is known in the craft as
a "practical printer."
Findley Withdraws Resignation.
West Point, Neb., Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) Prof. W. C Findley, superin
tendent of the Beemer schools, who
tendered his resignation to the Board
of Education of that place last week,
has reconsidered his action and has
withdrawn his resignation. This
course is highly agreeable to t lie
school patrons, who were unani
mously in favor of his retention as
Dr. Brmdbury m Smf DenMai
SAIL RIGHT TO DR. BRADBURY'S
like it was the harbor of Dental peace. It's the
greatest happiness to know that it won't hurt to
have that tooth crowned, filled, or extracted, and
uch is the eaae when you go to Dr. Bradbury for
your Dental needs. It ia the result of many years
of constant, untiring study that haa brought about
this great change in the method of handling all
mnuo oi jjenasuy ana tne oenciii is yours.
Better have your teeth gone over right away.
it may save you a great deal utter on. Examina
tions arc free.
or any Gum Disease carefully
Crowns, Bridfaa and Plata that are un-
equaled from 15.00 Up.
The X-Bay to locate hidden troubles.
All Work Painlessly Done and GUARANTEED TEN YEARS.
Sand for 3eok)et "UNUSUAL DENTISTRY."
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a tmi Faraaa ate, Osaka. Heure I ta ; Saoaaye, 10 a It.
Cuban Rebels in
Havana. Feb. 17. It is officially
announced that Colonel Pujol's
forces have occupied Cicgo Avila. the
rebel headquarters in Camaguey
province. The town was entered on
Thursday afternoon, the rebels flee
ing at the approach of the troops.
Government forces now hold the
Cuba and Jucaro and Moron railroads
and have captured sufficient rolling
stock for the transportation of the
The rebels are reported to have
broken up into small groups, some I
heading for Camaguey and others for
Las Villas and their escape is be
lieved to be practically cut off. Ad
ministration officials claim that the
backbone of the uprising in Camaguey
province is broken.
Holdrege Commercial Club
Votes Big Publicity Fund
Holdrege, Neb., Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) The Holdrege Commercial
club last night voted to adopt the
budget system. The finance commit
tee h;is raised a fund of $9,000, which
will be assessed on a percentage basis
when funds are needed. C. E. Duffie
of Omaha was present and spoke on
community development. He said he
didn't know of a commercial club in
the state that had voted a sum equiva
lent to $3 per inhabitant for publicity
- UNDER JDRTY BILL
Measure Favored in House
' Would Restrict Activities
in This Line.
INSURANCE FIRMS HIT
(Pi em a Staff CerreapondenL)
Lincoln, Feb. 17. (Special.)
Murty of Cass, after having his pet
banking bill killed by the house last
week, today succeeded in having its
most important provisions incorpor
ated as amendments into another bill
which was up for consideration.
Attempts wei'e made to have the
bill with amendments referred to the
committee by opponents, but Murty
insisted in having the matter settled
right there as far as the amendments
were concerned, and he won his point
However, there may be grief in the
seeming victory, according to some,
when a new amendment was added
with the rest making the restriction
upon bank promoters to apply to in
surance companies, public service cor
porations and other corporations. Ac
cording to one member, the bill can
not get support with those amend
ments tacked on.
Bar on Promoters.
The amendment of Mr. Murty pro
hibits promotion of state banks by
parties who are not interested in the
hanks and an amendment by Peter
son provided in general terms that no
stock in any new bank should be sold
or offered for sale at a price above the
Mr. Murty quoted Governor Neville
and Attorney General Reed as saying
that unless some measure like his own
were enacted there was danger of the
state guaranty fund "going on the
rocks.' Mr. Peterson pointed out
that the bill does not prohibit the
sale of stock in new banks, but only
its sale at a price above par in ad
vance of their organization. Mr.
Trumble denied that the purpose was
to stifle legitimate banking competi
tion, insisting that it was intended
only to head off the operations of
Mr. Ollis' amendment made the
same rule and the same penalties ap
ply to the selling of stock in all kinds
Supporters ot the Murty measure
Student at Omaha Uni
Principal at Burwell
William Thompson- senior at the
University of Omaha, has been elected
by the Burwell, Neb., school board to
the position of principal of the Bur
well High school. The young man
has taken a four-year normal course
at the university and will graduate
this spring with a bachelor of arts
degree. He received his other school
ing in the city of Omaha, including
four years at the Central High school.
He is the son of Mr and Mrs. L. A.
Thompson, who arc now residing in
William Thompson has alwa
played an important part in school ac
tivities. He has had a place on the
school paper from his first year and
has been officer in his classes, lie
made the first basket ball icam '.
year and is still holding the place. At
the present time he is a memher 01
were visibly worried over this devel-i the Theta Phi fraternity. He is teach-
opment, but at noon had not decided
whether to attempt a reconsideration.
They fear that the bill in its present
all-inclusive form will arouse so much
opposition from insurance interests
and other sources as to make its
Talbot Gets Endorsement
Of Sidney Modern Woodmen
Sidney, Neb., Feb. 17. (Special
Telegram.) Sidney Camp No. 1091,
Modern Woodmen of America, unani
mously endorsed A. R. Talbot for re
election as head consul of the society
last evening at the regular meeting,
which was largely attended.
ing history at the university.
House Members Present
Liggett With Wedding Gift
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Feb. 17. (Special.) Rep
resentative Georee Liggett of Seward
i county was presented with a wedding
present in the shape ot a silver tray
by members of the house todav.
Speaker Jackson called upon Keprt
sentative George Greenwalt of Custer,
the dean of bachelors of the li.nis.
to make the presentation speed).
Mr. mid Mrs. Liggett were marred
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The'y are made on com
mon sense last and fitted
with soft, porous felt cush
ion insoles that give a soft,
The only real cushion
sole shoe on the market.
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; Trefousse First Quality in black,
J white, gray, buff, navy and brown,
,f 2-claep, $2.75.
Trefousee. one and two clasps,
J! in black, white, tan gray and
1 Trefousse Overseara, in black,
i white, buff, and navy, with con-
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Attention Now to
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To View the Nanrneas of
Springtime i One Need
But Wander Through the Store
The Gladness of Spring
In the New
Apparel for Women
The Appealing Charm of Freshness
The Beauty of Bright Colorings
All in Sharp Contrast to the More
Sombre Tones of the Passing Season.
EXTENSIVE SHOWINGS OF NEW STYLES
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Silks and Woolens for dress and
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designs, must be of the best be
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A Few of the Newcomers:
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' Satin Rays, Haskell's and Bett
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New Woolens for Coats, Suits,
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As perfect as
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We have adequate selec
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three and four-fold Saxony.
Shetland Floss. Split Zephyr,
Spanish Yarn, Knitting Yarn.
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Lessons without charge
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How delightful after these
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The new styles contain many
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La Grecque Underwear appeals to
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grace of line, artistic designs and
Spring assortments are ready.
Standard Curtain Nets.
Pleasing designs in colors
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J Art Needlework, Third Floor.
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