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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1919.
SAYS RIGHTS OF
Representative Piirdy Asks
Investigation of Methods
Used in Administration
of "Blue Sky" Law.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Jan. 27. A thorough in
vestigation of the methods employ
ed in regard to the administration
of the "blue sky" law by the board
of railway commissioners of Ne
braska, is proposed in a resolution
introduced in the house by Repre
sentative Furdy, in the opening ses
sion today, and which will be con
sidered under the rules Tuesday.
The resolution recites that there
ippears to have been the expendi
ture of a large sum of money by
the railroad commission for salaries
in4 expenses of traveling, court and
other costs, in the application of the
provisions of the "blue sky" law
without authority of law, and calls
for the apoointment of a committee
of three in the house and a similar
committee from the senate to con
duct an exhaustive inquiry.
The resolution relates that the
rights of citizens and interests of
Nebraska have not been properly
;onserved nor protected; that they
have been denied the right of ex
emption and that arrests have been
ordered and made by representa
tives of the commission for alleged
infractions of the law which have
had the tendency to injure and ruin
the credit of operating legitimate
ausiness concerns within the state.
Law No Protection.
Allegations are made in the res
jlution that the law as' now admin
;stered is no protection to the peo
ple of the state against concerns
selling fraudulent securities and is
highly injurious and a menace to
the business interests of Nebraska
and to the development of legiti
mate business and industry. It also
tends to give a monopoly to strong
financial institutions, trust compan
ies and brokers, of the sale of se
curities, the resolution contends,
and tends to retard the develop
ment of the natural resources of the
An, itemized statement of all of
the activities of the commission in
the administration of the law in ev
ery phase is called for at once. .
The uniform right-of-way till,
which affects the Union Pacific
Railroad company particularly,
passed third reading without a dis
senting vote, as did House Roll
No. 95, appropriating $3,000 to the
State Board of Health to cover a
deficiency; House Roll No. 42, to
refund expenses of committing an
insane person to an asylum where
the expense had been incurred by a
county in which the insane person
was not a resident, and House Roll
No. 40, providing for the distribu
tion of the residue of an estate.
Purdy Against Berka's Bill.
Purdy alone voted against Ber
ka's bill, making the possession of
a stolen automobile or motorcycle
prima facie evidence of guilt, and
Porter of Douglas, in voting for
the measure, explained that he was
against that feature of the bill
which placed the burden of proof
on the person in possession of such
property, in- that it violated that
provision of practice which . as
sumes the innocence of the person
accused until guilt is assumed, and
which places the burden of proof
on the state.
House Roll No. 36, which pro
vides that the state be taxed for the
extermination of prairie dogs on
state-owned land, had only one dis
senting vote on reading. This was
the vote of Speaker Dalby, who
, saw a loophole in the measure. He
says that as the law reads there is
no means provided to prevent a
road overseer acting in collusion
with a dishonest county clerk and
turning in to the auditor of 'state
false bills of expenses incurred in
the work of prairie dog extermina
tion and having the same allowed
out of the general fund by the state
treasurer. He says he can see
great opportunity for graft and
scandal in the bill as it passed the
Wymore Man Files Damage
Suit Against Burlington
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 27. (Special)
Richard Bridenthal of Wymore
today filed suit for $35,000 damages
against the Burlington company for
injuries sustained while in its em
ploy at Wymore as a freight
Governor is Named
Justice of the Peace
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New Orleans, Jan. 27. (Special to
the Bee.) Former Governor George
L. Sheldon of Nebraska, has been
elected justice of the peace in Mis
sissippi, the state of his adoption.
A special dispatch from Wash
ington county, where the former
chief executive maintains a large
plantation, says he has been selected
for the honor without opposition,
which goes to show genuine merit
will be rewarded in spite of combi
nations and coalitions to keep good
Governor Sheldon has indicated
his purpose to accept the office,
though he did not seek the honor.
Both Sides Resting in
Fremont Sedition Case
Fremont, Neb., Jan. 27. (Special
Telegram.) Both sides in the
Ernest Kern sedition case , rested
late this afternoon following the
calling of a number of witnesses in
rebuttal. State Senator Ralph E.
Weaverling. second lieutenant of the
North Bend Home Guards, was re
called and asked if he had made the
statement in the presence of a num
ber of witnesses that "we have him
(Kern), where we want him and will
either take all he has or send him to
Leavenworth to break rocks the rest
of his life."
The witness replied, abolutely
not." The attorneys in the case will
make their arguments tomorrow.
Anolications for naturalization
were heard by Judge Thomas. Fif
teen final papers were issued.
S. T. N. 81, by Peteraon Require!
allena to be com naturalized 20 day be
fore election in order to vote.
S. P. No. M, by Peterson Authorizes
governor to appoint examiners to consti
tute a state board of osteopothy for ex
S. F. No. 90, Peterson Extends law re
latin? to appraisers of public utilities now
operative In Omaha to include the city of
S. F. 91, by Peterson Regulates the
size of loaves of bread by bakeries. Penalty
$100 for violation.
S. F. No. 93, by Hoagland Requires
railroads to atop at depot platforms for
safety of passengers. Provides penalty of
S1.000 to (10,000 for violation thereof.
S. F. No. 93, by Stearns Requires 'ex
amination of all school children for de
fective sights, hearing or teeth, or any
contagious or infectious disease. Penalty
for violation $200.
S. F. No. 95, by Hoagland Increases
salary of members of county boards from
$4 to $5 per day, and allows 10 cents in
stead of 6 cents per mile for traveling.
S. F. No. 96 by Hoagland Fixes fees
to be charged by clerks of district courts.
8. F. Nq. 97, by Hoagland Fixes sal
aries of sheriffs.
8. F, No. 98, by Hoagland Requires
county board at first regular session In the
year to determine compensation to bs paid
oounty superintendent and raises their
S. F. No. 99. by Hoagland Regulates
county clerk, county judge and county
8. F. No. 100, by Hoagland Requires
owners of Irrigation ditch or reservoir to
Install recording gaug to show amount
of water used.
S. F. No. 101, by Ainlay Prohibits any
contest where prizes .are offered for se
curing subscriptions to newspapers.
8. F. No. 101, by 8 1 man Regulating
sals materials for bridges, highways, etc..
providing double damages for excess
charges, and providing penalty for viola
tion. 8. 7. No. 103, by Ainlay Makes
mortgage on real estate an Interest In
real estate for purposes of assessment and
taxation when mortgage contains clause
that mortgagee shall pay the taxes.
8. F. No. 104, by Cooper Exempts from
physical examination applicants for acci
dent and health insurance.
S. F. No. 106. by Randall Provide that
all county commissioners shall be elected
in 1923 and every four years thereafter.
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Lincoln Labor Men
Make Objection to
Choice of Kennedy
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Jan. 27. Appointment of
rrank A. Kennedy of Omaha nv
Governor MyKelvie, as deputy state
labor commissioner, is protejteu m
resolutions adopted by the Lincoln
Typographical union Hid the Cen
tral Labor union, of this city. Ihe
Lincoln unions say similar action of
protest has been taken by the 1,200
union employes of the Omaha street
railway company and employes of
the Union l'acihc railroad.
The unions declare that Governor
McKelvie appointed a man "known
to be reactionary in the labor move
ment." The union men favored T,
P. Reynolds, of Omaha, for the
position, it is said.
Governor McKelvie, in discussing
the action of the unions, said that
the representatives of organized
labor were unable to agree on the
candidate for the place. He said
when the unions failed to endorse
any one man he acted upon his own
Senate Puts Through Three
Lincoln, Jan. 27. (Special) The
senate put through three house bills,
all appropriation measures, on third
H. R. No. 5, appropria'ing $3,011
for the purchase of books by the
state library without opposition.
H. R. No. 52, appropriating $20,000
for legislative expenses, with the
emergency clause attached, also
were sent through. ,
Vicious Dog Attacks Six-Year-Old
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 27. (SpeciaH
Gaylord, the 6-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Riggen of ;his
city was attacked by a dog last ev
ening which bit off the end of the
child's nose and inflicted two ugly
wounds on the upper and lower lip.
Boy Instantly Killed in
Fall from School Swing
West Point, Neb., Jan. 27. (Spe
cial) A fatal accident occurred at
the Maurer school house Friday,
when Leslie Henke, 8-year-old con
of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Henke, fell
out of a swing to the ground, break
ing his neck instantly.
If Temperance is Good For
Men, Turks Are Wonders
Probably no man in Nebraska was more affected by the histor
ic act of the legislature of Nebraska, when it ratified the amend
ment to the constitution and, as the 36th state of the union so to do,
made the nation dry, than J. S. Hunter, Omaha.
Seized with the divine affatus, his muse broke into the the fol
lowing swan song, in which he characterized the average Nebraska
legislator as "The Modern Saint:"
From the earliest dawn of history
And the earliest days of man,
They drank the juice of the luscious grape.
Deny this fact, who can?
The founder of our Christian faith
Considered it no crime,
For did He not, at the wedding feast,
Produce the sparkling wine?
But if the Savior of the world
Should do the same thing here
They would fine Him to the limit
And jail Him for a year,
Our modern saint so far excells
The saint of the Bible times
That the halo around his saintly head
With added luster shines.
He claims the human race is weak,
That we are frail by nature,
And his only hope to save our souls
Is through the legislature.
He hopes to pass more stringent laws;
On one thing he seems bent,
To drive the devil from his throne
And so have hell to rent
For thirteen hundred arid years,
Where the human race was born,
That land has never once been cursed
By old John Barley Corn;
And if it is true, as we are told,
To judge men by their works,
The greatest blessings of mankind
Should come from the temperate Turks.
No Turk would dare to take a drink
Of brandy, beer or wine,
For their prophet has laid down the law
That to do so is a crime.
But is that land a happy land,
A land that's free from tears?
Go read the history of the world
For the last twelve hundred years.
State House News
(From Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln. Jan. 27. Tax collections durlnr
the past month have been exceedingly
heavy, state Treasurer Cropsey reports.
Dally remittances to the state treasurer's
office have averaged from $50 000 to 176,-
Nebraakans generally are observlnr the
game and fish laws, State Game Warden
Roster reports. Hunters are warned that
the federal lair prohibiting killing of
migratory birds In the spring Is now In
Denial that stats public service commis
sions have control over express rates was
entered today by the American Railway
Express company In state , supreme court
In the suit recently Instituted by the Ne
braska Railway commission to test the
right of the- federal railroad administra
tion to regulate Intrastate express charges.
The case will be argued before the court
within a short time.
The esse of Hiram Chase, Jr. against
the United States, Involving the al
lotment of land to Nebraska Indians,
will be heard this week In the
United States court of appeals at St. Louis.
T. S. Allen, United States district attorney,
left Monday afternoon for St. Louis to
represent the government In the litiga
tion. The United States supreme court
decided in favor of the government In the
action. The question Involves the right
to the unallotted lands In the Omaha In
Governor to Handle All
Defense Council Cases
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 27. (Special.) The
Nebraska State Council of Defense
is no longer in existence, all. the
books of the organization having
been turned over to Governor Mc
Kelvie, he announced Monday min
ing. All matters in conection with the
defense council will be handled by
the governor in the future.
Finding of Investigation
- Committee Not Made Public
Lincoln, Jan. 27. (Special.)r
When the Nebraska state senate
reconvened this afternoon. Chair
man T. E. Bradstreet of the senate
committee on state institutions,
which is making an inspection of the
IS institutions under the direction
of the Board of Control, reported
that the committee would not be
ready to make public its findings for
After today our permanent location will be at
220 South 15th Street World-Herald Building.
Our complete line of OXO-GAS Heating Appli
ances may be seen on Demonstration daily.
The Gloria Light Co., Inc.
W. E. Shettleman, General Sales Manager.
H. R. No. 136, by Allan of Douglas and
Harte Raises salary of deputy election
commissioner In Douglas county from
11,(00 to 13,400 a year.
II. R. No. tS6, by Reynolds Public de
fonder in Douglas county to be psld 13.600
a year Instead of 12.400. To prosecute
wage claims of persona unable to employ
a lawyer and defend civil actions against
persona when he believes to be unjustly
harassed. Extends term from 1920 to
H. R. No. 2ST, by Nelson Provides
proceedings for satisfying liens or mot
tages upon estates.
H. R. No. 231, by Allan Provides pen
sion for employes of Douglss county in
service for 26 years or more, not to ex
reed (600 per year, paid from publlo
H. R. No. J3, by Larsen Increases
maximum desth benefits of fraternal in
surance associations. Beneficiary of dis
ability policy may assign same to person
or institution supporting Insured.
H. R. No. 240, by Larsen and Reynolds
Raises salary of county treasurer in
Douglas county from 13,000 to 14,000 and
chief deputy from 62.500 to 63,000.
H. R. No. 241. by J. Reld Green Re
quires publication of name and address of
person paying fur any political adver
tisement. H. R. No. 242, by Hardin State to pay
bounty of IS a year for every pond on
acre or more In area.
II. R. No. 243. by Baker Hall ad
Justers' pay raised from 62 to 63 a day.
H. R. No. 244, by Fries Requires any.
one selling eggs to take out state license.
Authorises cancellation of same whenever
2 per cent of any shipment Is found
unfit for human consumption.
II. R. No. 246, by Oerhart Provides
thst parochlnl and private schools may
select own tearhers. but pupils will re-
I celve no credit for attendance unless
course or study Is same as in puono
schools of corresponding grade and Is sup
ervised 'by public school superintendents.
H. R. No. 248. by Uerhart Raising
salaries of county superintendents In coun
ties having 15. M0 population or under.
H. R. No. 247, Repealing the present
law which gives parson holding lands or
tenements In undisputed adverse pos
session tor 10 years' title to the same.
H. R. No. 246, by Lawpert Providing
that no county assessor shall be elected
In any county having a population of less
H. R. No. 24. by Wildman Adding a
' college of dentistry to the list main
i talnod by the University of Nebrsska.
II. R. No. 261, by (lood, Anderson of
Knox, and Jacobson lncressea the county
board In the smaller counties from 64 to
65 a day and their mlleaRe from 6 to 10
cents a mile. In counties under 60,000
salaries are raised approxlmataly 33 per
H. R. No. 262, by Clark Jeary Defining
anew the law relating to what consti
tutes a fraudulent check, draft or order.
H. R. No. 263. by Fuller and Others at
the Request of Former Representative
Liggett Prohibits equipment et auto
mobile muffler with a cutout.
11. R. No. 264, by Fuller Provides that
the funds received from the United Stat
tor the support of any publlo Institution
shall be paid direct instead of through
II. R. No. 256, by Barbour Provldlni
that when 10 per cent of the tree-holdcri
of a road dtKtrlct, preclnot or tnwnshti
petitions there shall be submitted to hi
election the question of levying not to x
ceed 10 mills for five yesrs fur hlghwa:
Improvements, a majority carrying It.
H. R. No. 266, by Herka Relating ti
recognisances In cases where appeal bi
been taken from Judgment of magcntrati "
In criminal cases.
II. K. No. 267, by Berks Providing f,.i
the leasing of real estate of minors and
other persons under guardlensbp.
Nine Overseas Soldiers
Return to West Point Homes
West Point, Neb., Jan. 27.- Spe
cial) Nine soldiers arrived lien
Friday and Saturday, the first who
have been discharged and who !iav
been overseas. They ar; J.ik
Sexton, Almy Haefflin, Theodon
Rasmus, William Scheibe, William
Krause, Roy Hartline, Carl Fisher
Ray Dill, Richard Ross and Robert
Kloke. Most of them are working
at their old positions.
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The business man delaying the purchase of a Pierce-Arrow
truck in the hope of a better price is meantime losing all the
earning or economies of the vehicle withouteventual com
pensating advantage to himself.
Present Pierce-Arrow prices are based bn material and
labor costs plus a moderate profit. There can be no. change
in price till these factors are reduced.
Material for cars and trucks must be ordered months in
advance of delivery dates. These material prices have not
been reduced. Nor has there been any .lessening bf wages. '
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For Washing Hair
If you want to keep your hair In
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Most soaps and prepared sham
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