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The Omaha Daily Bee
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and enemies, and why it wields nil
Influence for public good.
THE WEATHER.
Snow or Rain
VOL. XLU-NO. 182.
OMAHA, TlIUKSDAl MORNING, JANUARY 16, 1!)13 TWLOLYH PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
PHYSICIAN REPORTS
THAT OIL KING CAN
TESTIFY BRIEFLY
Sr. Richardson Reports to House
Money Trust Committee that
Rockefeller is Seriously 111.
ABLE TO TALK BUT LITTLE
Extended Ordeal Might Prove Fatal
to Aged Man.
WILL TAKE HIS DEPOSITION
t
'Subcommittee Will Visit Him and
Ask Few Questions.
0. W. PERKINS TAKES STAND
Jle Snjrn Director Should .ut He
Allowed to Stpeunlnte In Stocks
of Their Corporntlottii nnd
Fnvor 1'ubltclty.
I1ULLHTIN.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15. In executive
session today the house money trust com
mittee decided to take the testimony or
William Rockefeller by deposition and
designated Chairman Pujo and Counsel
Untermyer for the work. The decision
"was not unanimous, Chairman Pujo vot
ing against taking Mr. Rockefeller' testi
mony at all.
WASHINGTON, Jan. IS. Although suf
forinsr from "shaking palsy" and unable
to speak above a "whisper, William Rocke
feller would be able to undergo a "brief
examination" beforo the houso money
trust committee If his testimony is of
"paramount Importance." So Dr. C. W.
TUchardson told tho committee today.
(He said that to submit the oil magnate
to prolonged questioning; might causa a
hemorrhage or a swelling of tho larynx,
which would stop his breathing.
While Dr. Richardson and Albert C.
Burrage, who was concerned in the re
organization of the Amalgamated Copper
company, testified, a list of financial
leaders waited to bo called. They were
President Hlnes of the National City
bank of New York, George W. Perkins,
Thomai W. iAtnont, H. P. Davidson and
George F. Baker, Jr.. the latter a son
of the leading figure in the First Na
tional bank.
The committee will take, up the ques
tion of whether Mr. Rockefeller is to be
examined at an exeoutlve meeting lata
today.
Mentor' of llnrrnqre llny.
Albert C. Burrage of Boston, testified
he was an organizer of the Amalgamated
Copper company In 1806. Ho names a3 his
assistants, William Rockefellor, Marcus
Daly, II. . IV R6gera" and others.. Mr.
Burrage could not remember how much
"waa'wiado by 'the" brgantzora in turning
pver the various properties to the
Amalgamated.
I'Was the profit $39,000,000?" asked Mr.
(Unterroeryer.
"I could not say." answered Burrage.
He could not remember his own profits
nor those of Thomas W. Lawson, Wil
liam Rockefeller and Mr Rogers.
Mr. Burrage said ho got his profit in
securities so far as he could remember
and did not get any Butte, Boston or
Boston-Montana.
"Will you say that your profit was not
more than $5,000,000?" asked Mr. Unter-
""I 'could not say," answered Mr. Bur
rage. He knew of no records of the deal.
Then this entire deal. Involving $.
was accomplished without the
scratch of a pen?" asked tho counsel.
"Ye, so far as I know."
The public eamo In In shoals, dldn t
tr asked Mr. TJntcrmyer.
StoeW Muvn nnnlill-.
re, you might say that.' said Mr.
Burrage. He could not say whether the
-Insiders" entered large requests for sub
scriptions to the stock but
before tho stock was Plotted the price
had none 1115 or $120 per 1100 share.
AboufeOOO.OW of offers, he said, wero
received for tho J75.COO.000 of Stock.
Mr Burrago could not remember de
tails of operations by which Amalgamated
took over Boston and Montana and Butte
and Boston. Boston and Butte. Mr. ur
r.ge said was accumulated on his ad
vice. Later, lie saiu.
"(Continued on Page Four.
The Weather
for Nebraska-Rain or snow: colder.
For lowa-Jtaln or snow; colder.
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1913. 1912, 1911. 1910.
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Temperature and precipitation depar
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Normal temperature 20
Excess for the day , 19
Total excess since March 1 172
Normal precipitation U2 inch
Deficiency for the day ii Inch
Total rainfall since March 1.... 26. 57 inches
Deficiency since March 1....... 4. OS Inches
Deficiency for cor, period, 19U.J3.Gti luetics
'Deficiency for cor, period, 1910.11.90 Inches
lleporta from Stntloua nt 7 11. nt.
Station and State Temp. High- Jtam
of weather. p. rn. est.
lull.
Oheyenne, clear 34 4?
Davenport, cloudy ,4; 42
Denver, clear 46 56
Des Moines, clear 40 44
Lander, cloudy S! 4ft
Omaha, clear , 41 45
Pueblo, cloudy S? 54
Rapid City, clear 36 46
Salt Lake City, cloudy.... 42 M
Santa Fe. cloudy i'fi 48
Sheridan, partly cloudy,. ..24 3t
Hloux City, clear 36 4t
Valentine, clear 40 56
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WELL KNOWN LINCOLN ATTOR
NEY WHO DIED YESTERDAY.
CHARLES O. WHEDON.
Senator Warren's
Company Charged
With Fencing Land
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.-That the War
ren Live Stock company, of which Sena
tor Francis E. Warren of Wyoming was
the head, was "maintaining unlawful en
closures" of public lands in "Wyoming and
Colorado In 1906 was the substance of a
report adopted today by the house com
mittee on expenditure In the Interior de
partment. The committee's conclusion was based
on the complete inspection of records, re
ports and correspondence procured from
tho Interior department, covering the in
vestigation that was made by the govern
ment in 1906 and 1917. These records
showed that after a second Inspection,
made by Assistant Attorney General Mil
ton D. Purely . nt tho request of President
Roosevelt, Senator Warren's company
was exonerated of the lllegKl acts which
special agents of the Interior department
had charged.
A minority report Jrawn by Representa
tive Burke of So. .1 Dakota also will bo
presented to the house. Mr. Burke holds
that the records show that Senator War
ren's company was not holding Illegally
any public land In 1904.
Included in tho document made public
today with the brief committee report are
some sharp letters sent'' by President
Roosevelt to Ethan A. Hitclicoclc, then
scrcetnry of the Interior, In which the
president declared the Interior depart
ment Inspectors had not made good their
charges against Senator Warren.
Union Pacific Will
Take Over L'ease of
the Central Pacific
NEW YORK. Jan. 15. It was learned
from; art authorltatlvo source In New
York today that the Union Pacific
railroad company plans to take over
tho Central Pacific railway company by
lease fiont the Southern Pacific company
and in this way meet the requirements
imposed by the supremo court In, Its de
cree ordering tho dissolution bf tho
Union and Southern Pacific.
Just how the Union Pacific Is to as
sume the Central's obligations to the
Southern Pacific has not yet been de
termined, but it is supposed that tho
transfer of the lease, If consummated,
will Involve tho transfer of some $126,
000,000 In Southern Pacific stock now
owned .by the Union Pacific.
Attorney CO.Whedon
Is Dead at-Lincoln
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb.. Jan. 15.-(Speclal Telegrams-Attorney
C. O. Whedon, who was
a candidate for United States senator at
the last primary election, died at his
homo hero this morning after an illness
of several months. ,He was about 65
years of age.
Mr. Wnedon was .born In Ohio In 1S50
and moved to Kansas when 16 years of
age. Ho entered tho law school at Ann
Arbor in 1871, but was forced to leave
after one year's study because of lack
of funds, having to work his way to an
education. He went to work for a rail
road company in the civil engineering
department, but quit the road in 1872
and came, to Lincoln, utrivlng here with
but $16.50 In his pocket.
Mr, Whedon .obtained employment in
a law office aj H a week, where he
took, up the study of law, later forming
a partnership with Oliver P. Mason, tho
first chief Justlco of the mipremo court
of Nebraska. He represented Lancaster
county two terms In the, state legisla
ture, and In 1910 was a candidate at
tho primaries against United States
Senator Elmer J. Burkett for the nomi
nation of United '.ftates senator, but
was defeated by Mr. BurketU
Mrs. Whedon died in 19M. but two
daughteni and two sons stilt survive,'
Mrs. Margaret Rain of Knoxville, Term.,
Miss Charlotte "Whedon of Lincoln.
Bert D. Whedon of New York and
Charles I Whedon of Lincoln, Mr.
Whedon had been a successful attorney
and was reputed to be very wealthy at
tho time of his death. No arrangements
have been made for tho funeral.
Ohio Continues to .
Eise at Evansville
EVANSVILLE. Ind., Jan. IS. With the
Ohio rlvei at 45.5 feet this morning river
dwellers feared tho rain, which begun
falling today, would send the flood above
all previous high water marks.
CINCINNATI. O.. Jan. 15.-The Ohio
river remained stationary here at 11.?
feet all of last night and Is expected 10
begin to recede late today. Relief work,
by the different committees will be con
tinued until the flood sufferers arc ablo
to return to their homes.
BALFOUR SEES RISK
E RULE BILL
Solemn Warning that Blood May Be
Spilled if Ulster's Wishes
Are Ignored.
FINAL DEBATE IN LOWER
Measure to 60 to C
at Hands of
RECALLS AMERICAN COLONIES
Unionist Leader Predicts Rude
Awakening of British Nation.
PREMIER ASdUITH IN ANSWER
Government llenit Declare Troubles
Which llnve Kept KuhIhiiiI and
Ireland Apnrt Will lie Re
moved li- Ills l.nw.
LONDON, Jan. 15-Tho home rule bill
entered upon Its final stage in tho House
of Commons this afternoon. The debute,
must be concluded by tomorrow night and
the measure then will pass on to tho
House of Lords, where Its rejection Is a.
foregone conclusion.
On the formal motion today that the
home rule bill bo read a third time, Ar
thur J. Balfour immediately rose and
picsented to tho house tho official union
ist motion for Its rejection.
Mr. Balfour's speech wns an appeal to
tho country to realize tho risks It was
running In nllowlng the homo rule bill
to become law. The present British gov
ernment! he averred, had duped everj -body
and the principal dupes were the
nationalists, who thought that Ireland
by this bill had been made a nation, and
the English citizens, who thought they
had secured political peace.
Mr. Balfour termed the home rule bill
nn abortive attempt at federalism. He
said the fact that Premier Asqulth had
offered safeguards was a sufficient Justi
fication for the claim of the provlnco of
Ulster to bo given federal separation
from the rest of Ireland.
Hi-tern to Former Itlmiilcr.
Mr. Balfour concluded by comparing the
ease of Ulster to that of the rebelling
American colonics. He said;
"Something will arise, to stir the people
of thsl country and maun them realize
what it Is that Ulstor men complain of.
It blood be spilled, which God forbid, tho
real assassins will be those who have
never had the courniJ to face the situa
tion." Premier Asqulth, who replied for the
government, characterized Ulster's effort
to defeat "tho great constitutional de
mand of Ireland" as absolutely fatal to
democratic government. i
Apart from all the safeguards contained
In tho bill there would, he said, be Influ
enced which would operate most strongly,
namely, self-interest and common senso
Tho premier declared ho was satisfied
that the baleful Influence which' had kept
the two countries apart In the past would
be exercised by tho bill nnd permanent
unity established. In allowing the dif
ferent parts of the omplra to build ui tn
their own lines of self-government and
self-development Great Britain alwavs
had had its reward in Increased affection,
he asserted.
American Cruiser
Denver Ordered to
Acapulcd, Mexico
WASHINGTON, Jan.' 15.-The crulti
Denver has been ordered from San
Dlcgo, Cat, to Acapulco, Mcx where a
desperate situation Is reported, with
Americans In danger. It will sail tomor
row and should arrive at the Mexican
port In about four days. Commander
Washington has about 270 "Jacklca"
aboard and a company of marines.
Tho decision to send a warship to pro
tect Americans was reached early today
after alarming report of the activity of
rebels under Julio Radlilo had been re
ceived throUgh Ambassador Wilson at
Mexico City.
Consul Edwards at Acapulco had sug
gested that Inasmuoh as the Mexican
commander of the town had admitted his
Inability to reinforce the garrison, a
warship should be sent out.
The last report from Acapulco said Ra
dlilo was operating In the country about
thero and that refugees from every direc
tion were pouring Into the town, which is
one of the most Important Mexican ports
on the Pacific. Depredations osd atroci
ties by the approaching rebels were re
ported. Americans und other forelgnors wlU be
takon aboard tho Denver when It reaches
there If they so desire. The Denver Is
the nearest ship to tho danger point.
Killed by Explosion
in Chicago Tunnel
i.
CHICAGO, Jan. 15. One man was
killed, another is reported to have per
Ishei and five were seriously Injured by
an explosion In a city water tunnel at
East Seventy-second street and Cottage
Grovo avenue today,
Abraham Derrtan'a body was takvn
from the tunnel several hours after the
explosion. It was the second blast In tho
tunnel In six hours, three men having
been sorlounly burned tn an explosion
late last night.
Both blasts are behoved to h.-ivo been
caused by fumes which' gathered In the
tunnel following tho discharge of dyna
mite used In blasting rock In the con
struction of the bore.
The tunnel Is being constructed to
connect the South Park Pumping sta
tion at Fifty-eighth street, with the city
water tunnel at Seventy-third street.
NEW YORK LEGISLATURE
FOR DIRECT ELECTIONS
ALBANY, N. Y.. Jan. 15,-New York's
legislature went nn record today as favor
ing the proposed amendment to the fed
eral constitution providing for the elec
tion of United SraUs senators by (he
people. The resolution adopted by the
assembly was today approved by the senate.
ip i m - - mi rear v , u
war nn m i . i v i w
From the Cleveland Plain Dealor.
TRYING TO STOP WAR. TALK
Powers Endeavoring to Prevent Re
sumption of Hostilities.
ALLIES ARE WILLING TO WAIT
The- AVIII Not Insist Upon Action
Until the Porte Han Ilnd Time
to Consider Note from
the Aiulmanndorn.
LONDON, Jan. 15. Today's meeting of
the ambassadors of the powers was Un
voted chiefly to a discussion of the means
of putting a brake on the threatened ic
sumption of the war' In the Balkans
Breathing time wss given for efforts la
this direction by the decision of tho Bat.
kan plenipotentiaries today to delay fur
ther action until tho Turkish government
has had full opportunity for tho discus
sion of the ambassadors' note, which will
be presented this week.
Would He (ilml for Way Out.
It Is quite evident that both side would
welcome the discovery of an acceptable
way to avoid further fighting. Tho Turk
Isli delegates argue that but for the fact
that the European powers have shown
bias In favor of the 'claims pdt forward
by the allies thoy would havo bee'n aule to
compromise with their advermrjes long
ago.
The delegates of the Allies deny that
thc powers have raised an objection to
their announced 'Intention of breaking off
negotiations and denouncing the armistice.
They point out that on Saturday last they
notified the British foreign minister and
all the European ambassadors of their
Intention and none of them remonstrated.
The representatives of MulgariH, Mon
tenegro. Oreece and Servla declare that
they must protect their own interests, es
pecially In avoiding Jndeflnlto procrastina
tion on the part of the Turks, as since
the conclusion of the armistice In 'Decem
ber the maintenance of the four allied
armies on a war footing has represented
an outlay of RX,000,OW). This must conn
to an end, they Bay. Within a week Tur-.
key must cither cede Adrlanople In a
peaceful manner or loso it by a resump
tion, of the war, which In the nd would
be lebs costly than this expensive peace.
Building Operations
Show Great Gain
for December
CIUCAG4J, Jan. 15. The mild weather
which prevailed In December is, account
able for the phenomenal Increase in
building operations In that month, ac
cording to the Construction News. There
wero gains In forty-nine cities and losses
In thirty. The percentage of gain in
seventy-nlnu cities Is 18 per cent.
New York City (Manhattan and Bronx)
took out permits for structures to cost
$16,159,032, a gain of 91 per cent. Bo&tou
gained S7 per cent. Chicago, howovei.
lost 29 per cent.
Following are the gains In leading
cities of the far west:
Cities. Cost. Gain
Salt Lake City 12,110,000 8.S2S
San Diego 971,000 133
"Seattle 963.0CI0 106
Oakland 608,000 '.9
Tacoma 211.00D us
Berkeley 144,000 45
Stockton 134,000 II
Spokane 101.COO 37
Pueblo 33,000 M
Convention Visitors
Spend Two Millions
CHICAGO, Jan. 15. Approximately 581, -000,000
was spent In Chicago by conven
tion vtstors during 1912, according to
figures compiled by the Chicago Associa
tion of Commerce. Tho estimate was
presented last night by Howard Kltinjr,
newly elected president of the organiza
tion. He said thtt during the year there
were l,924,ono convention visitors In the
city and carefully kept records showed
each visitor expended on an average of
V3 while here.
The head of the local committee of
the association, he said, had already
booked 200 convention for the year 1911
An announcement was made at the
meeting that a delegation of the associa
tion Would make a trip to Panama during
Match.
Will Vaccinate
, 3,500 Children
CIHCAGO, Jan. W.-IVcparatlons. were
made today to vaccinate 3,000 school
children in Evanston because a public
school gymnastlo Instructor has sraallpux.
As.it Seems to the New Parent
Seventy-Thousand
Young'Children Are
Affected by Divorce
N13W YORK, Jan. 15. More than 70.000
children, mostly under tho ago of 9 years,
wero deprived of one or both parents
by divorce In this country during the
last year, according to figures with
which the Rev. Francis M. Moody stirred
members of the New York state marriage
and divorce commission nt Its meeting
yesterday.
"The Pacific coast." he Bald, "has been
the greatest divorce center of the entire
world. In the year 1012 alone there wero
granted In tho United States over 100,000
divorces, In forty years 3,700,000 adults
wpre separated by divorce, nnd inoro
than 5.OM.0O0 persons affected by these
enscs. Illinois alone provided 120,000 di
vorces: Pennsylvania, 85,70; California.
50,000, and New York, H.450. New York
state, howeer. sent 18.160 of Its couplni
Into other states to procure divorces
and there were probably many migratory
cases that aro not recorded In this total.
At present 90 per cent of the cases go by
default, wllh only ono party represented."
; Mr. Moody offered a. ,rgolut(pn tp .or
ganize a federal commission In this state
to work for a uniform federal law gov
ruing marriages and divorce. Which
should be the central organization for
all state commission of this,, character
which havo already, been formed In some
states, and which would meet In con
vention In Chicago. In Mny. The Rer.
Dr. Samuel McCune Lindsay was ap
pointed temporary chairman of the or
ganization committee.
Dr. B.C. Hyde is
Placed on Trial
forThird Time
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 16. After sev
eral postponements, tho third trial of Dr.
B. Clarke Hyde for tho murder of Col
onel Thomas II. Bwope. began today,
when the selection of forty-seven venire
men from whom the Jury will be chosen
started.
Tho physician Is accused of administer
ing typhoid germs, cyanide and other
poisons to Colonel Swope, who died In
October, 1909.
Dr. Hyde, wboso wife wbjj Colonel
Swopo's niece, was Indicted on the mur
der charge March fi, lttO, and at his first
trial was found guilty and sentenced to
Imprisonment for life.
Tho state supreme court reversed the
case. The second trial was lialted by
the escape of Harry Waldron, a Juror,
from the custody of tho marshal. Judge
Porterfleld dcclare'd a mistrial and dis
charge the Jury.
Forty Thousand
Dress and Waist
Makers Join Strike
NI5W YORK, Jan. 15. Fifty thousand
flaming red posters, distributed In 600
girls' dress and shirt waist factories to
day turned nearly 40,000 workers Into
the ranks of the strikers In the garment
malting trade, now numbering nearly
200,000. The posters were the official call
for a strike among the drcxa and waist
makers, who had previously sanctioned
such action by an overwhelming vote.
All of these employes are girls, soma
of them under 14 years old, and their
organisations have appointed committees
to guard the Idle workers against agents
of the white slave trade.
The first demand of the dress and
waist makers Is "no locked doors." They
declare that the lesson taught by tho
Asch building fire. In which 147 glia lost
their lives, has not been heeded and that
they are forced to work In unsafe and
Insanitary shops.
SENATOR THOMAS FAVORS
A GENERAL REVISION
DENVER, Jan. 15.-The senate and
house met nt noon today, canvassed and
certified yesterday's vote by which C. S,
Thomas and J, F, Shafroth were elected
to the United States conate from Colo
rado for the short and long term re
spectively. Penator Thomas, In his speech
of acceptance, declared In favor of tariff
reduction and explained that under the
democratic theory it should be a general
revision. He said that It was not In ac
cordance with democratic principle to de
mand downward revlvlott on all productu
except those of a particular state.
BOND FOR RYAHB REJECTED
Court of Appeals Holds Security Of
fered is Insufficient.
HOCKIN IS DENIED A WRIT
JadR-en Hold thnt Mnn Who Pleaded
Gulltr I Not Untitled to Ap
peal Two Other IIoikIm
' Are Ilenily.
CHICAGO, Jan. 15. lionds submitted
for tho release, of Frank M. Ryan, F. II.
Houlihan and William Schupe, sentenced
to terms In prison for conspiracy In thu
Illegal transportation of dynamite were
dlhapprovcd by District Attorney Charles
W. Miller of Imllnnapolls In the United
States court of appeals hero today. Bonds
of $30,000 for tho release of Charles N.
Beum of Minneapolis were approved by
the court.
District Attorney Miller declared the
property scheduled for thu bonds of Ryun,
Houlihan Und Schupe did not aggregate
mora than $37,500, while $200,000 should
havo been scheduled.
Attorneys for the Chicago labor lead
ers sold, they would make another effort
to obtain sureties',
Later tho court declined to approve a
bond for $30,000 offered for tho release of
WllUam B. Reddln of Milwaukee bo
cause o( the Insufficiency o the surety.
No Writ for llookln.
The court also declined to Issue a writ
of supersedeas admitting to ball Herbert
Hocklu of Indianapolis, who was sen
tenced to six years In tho federal prison
at Leavenworth, Kan.
Hockln was tho only convicted labor
man for whom a writ of supersedeas was
not asked when tho matter was prcsonted
to tho ourt a week ugo,
"Hockln already has confessed his guilt
and there Is no necessity In his ense tor
a writ of Mipcrsedeas pending the de
cision of tho appeal," said District At
torney Miller.
Ilrorvn mill 3lcCnln.
Attorney for the convicted labor lend
ers said they had bonds ready for Wll
ford H. Brown and William J. McCain
of KnnsaB City, but theso were not prc
nented In court.
District Attorney Miller loft for Wash
ington later In the day to confer with
United States Attorney General Wicker
sham u regard to the labor cases. Ho
will return to Chicago next Monday, when
the question of admitting the other labor
leaders to ball again will be taken up by
tho court.
Chicago Prepares to
Arrest Ten Thousand
Crooks as Vagants
CHICAGO, Jan. 15.-OfflcIals at de
tective headquarters aro preparing for a
crusade against "crooks" with a known
police rccprd which is oxpected to result
In 10,000 arrests on vagrancy warrants.
Dttoctlvea wero order to prepare today
lltts of all thloves known to them from
the "high class" bank, sneak to the or
dinary doormat thief.
Not only the names, but the general
habits apd "hangouts" of .the thloves are
to be Included In the lists.
An Idea of how many names may be
handed In may be, gained from tho fact
that one pair of detectives last night
prepared a list of 680 thloves known to
them. Allowing for duplications It U
expected that the .100 detectives at the
bureau will furnish at least 100 names
each.
Warrants will bo placed in the hands of
the detectives with Instructions to have
the crcoks locked up within forty-eight
hpurs, if possible.
The move was decided on because of
the, crime wave which has swept over the
city during the last few weeks.
PROF. GEORGE A. K0ENIG.
SCIENTIST. PASSES AWAY
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. W.-Prof.
George A. Koenlg, eminent educator and
scientist, and oldest member of the fac
ulty of the Michigan School or Mines,
died late last night at the home of his son,
here, Dr. Augustus Koenlg. Ho was 0
years old. Prof. Koenlg came here from
Michigan a week ago Just a few days be
fore the death of a daughter-
Prof. Koenlg, who was born and edu
cated In Germany, gave the first course
In mining at the Univeislty of Penn
sylvania that was over given in any
educational Institution In the country.
He was connected with the University cf
Pennsylvania for twenty years until 1M.'2,
when ho went to Michigan,
BILLS BY THE SCORE
TOSSED INTO HOPPER
BY MAKERS OF LAWS
Both Senate and House Hold Brief
Sessions and Adjourn to Let
Committees Work.
SENATE TO CONFIRM WARDEN
Executive Session Will Be Held
This Morning.
SOUTH OMAHA CHARTER BILL
Drucscdow Introduces it and Holds
Omaha Measure.
WIDE RANGE IS COVERED
Semite nnd llotme Do NothltiHTt Have
lleitelve Measure nnd (Jet Ml
chliiery af Senlon In
WorktnK 4rler.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. lE.(Spcell.)-Tliouli
tho house and sonatn wero In iimsIou
about thirty minutes this morning It wa i
tlmo sufficient for the hcuse members to
pop forty-soven bills Into tho hopper and
the senators tj toss lit twenty-four. Both
then adjourned until tomorrow morning,
at which tlmo the ennto will pass upon
the appointment of William Fenton n
warden of tho state penitentiary. War
den Mellck has notified tho upper houso
that ho Is anxious to let looso of the in
stitution, so tho senator condsccndcd to
inako Mr. Fenton'a appointment a ope
clat order for 11 o'clock
Thu first bill to hop forth In the house
this morning wns nn old friend. It Is
fathered by Losey of Dodge and provides
for tho appropriation of $140,000 with
which to purchaso tho Fremont Norma!
school to be converted Into a state nor
mal school. Prof, demons Is on the
ground nnd will push th bill. Similar
measures havo been Introduced at several
sessions, but so far no legislature han
been favorable, to tho proposition.
MoKlssIck of Gnge would fix thu fceH
to ho paid county Judges n little dif
ferent from tho present law. In tho
settlement or estates the Judge is nt
lowad $10 when the estate. Is $500 or less,
less than $1,500, $15; less thun $2,0i0,
$17.50; $50,000 or more, '$60; the appoint
ment of n guardian, $S and $3 per an
num; settlements, $5.
I'liblUhtiitr Amendment.
Another bill, by Biennis of Scott
Bluff, calls for a constitutional amend
ment providing that proposed constitu
tional amendments shall be printed In
pamphlet form nnd distributed by county
clerks upon request. Instead of publish
ing them In newspapers. Another meas
ure seeks tp prevent electioneering In
any place In the !tate on election i!h
Electioneering Is now prohibited within
ICO feet of tho polls.
Gates of Sarpy again Introduced hli
Fort Crook saloon bill. McKlssIck also
had n, mensuro to rcgulato tho Balarv
paid county clerks. Under thn bill
deputy county officers In Douglas county
are raised to $1.S00 a year.
Erlckson of Franklin got in with hl"
bill to provldo certificates of health from
physicians preliminary to securing a
marriage license. Greenwalt of Custer Is
going to make It hard for couples to elopj
and get married In the state If ho gets
his bill through. It provides that appli
cations for marrlago licenses shall be
published for flvo days before Issued.
Several railroad bills wero also intro
duced In the house, as was the South
Omuha charter amendments bill prepare
by the oharter commltteo of toe packing
house city. It was fathered by Druescdon'
of Douglas, who will shortly put In an
othe'e bill providing for a merger of tht
two big cities. Lee also lias such i
measure he will Introduce.
SI5.VATI5 WOll ICS Mt)IlM.G ONLY
Member Drclile to Give Committer
Chnnce to Get 4o Work.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., Jan. 15. (Special'.)
On motion of Chairman Cordeal of thj
committee to examine the recodified
statutes the senate decldod to work only
mornings tor the balance of the week,
giving the 'Other committees a chance to
report on the Mils referred to them -ready
introduced and passed through the
second reading.
The first bill Introduced this mornim?
was Bartllng's Sunday base, ball bill, it
duplicate of that passed at the sesslun
two years ago and vetoed by the gov
ernor. Thn bill provides for tho regula
tion of Sunday games by tho authorities
of a village, city or county and prac
tically makes It optional with tho poop!
of each community.
'A message from Governor Morehcnd
was brought
: in by Private Secretary
iking the senate to confirm
muni nfwilllnm V Viuilm.
Morrissey uskl
the tappoljitment ofWllltnm F. Fenton
as warden of the penitentiary. After dis
cussion of the mutter tho confirmation
of the appointment went over according
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