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THE WEATHER
Fair; Warmer
VOL. XUI-NO. 193.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOKNING. JANUAttY 2!),
KUURTBKN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
HEARING THIS WEEK
. IN CITY LIGHT CASE
BY SUPREME COURT
'Appeal Against Omaha Council In
volves Power to Terminate
Franchise.
ATTORNEYS NOW AT CAPITAL
Suit Considered Notable One in
Annals of the Court.
TWO FACTORS WILL DECIDE IT
Perpetual Franchise Terminated by
Action of Company.
f
RATE INCREASES FORBIDDEN
'Commerce Co in ml ax I on llenles Ap-
jillcntlon of Mllwnnker Unllronil
to Advnnce lorrn nnil .South
Dnkoln Tariff.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 2S.-(Spcclal Tele
gram.) A distinguished seiitlou of the
Omaha bar Is temporarily sojourning in
the national .capital for the purpose- ot
Informing the sifpreme court as to the
law and the fact In the case of the elec
tric light and power company against u'e
city of Omaha.
Tho suit Is notable In the annals of tne
United States district court of Nebraska
and also In the circuit court of apteals,
for It rulscs some extremely Interesting
questions as to the rights of city councils
to terminate franchises.
I 1908 the Omaha Klectrlc Light and
Power company brought suit against the
city to restrain tho council and mayor
from their action to cut the wires of the
company, thereby terminating what has
been alleged to be a perpetual franchise.
In due course the case reached the Unltid
States district court and later the circilt
court ot appeals, and It Is on appeal from
tho latter court brought by the electric
light company that the case Is now n
the supreme court docket and In the
course of call ought to be reached ThiiM-I
day or Friday of this week,
Two Important factors appear In the I
caso before the supremo court whether
tho company had a perpetual franchise
and whether the disfranchised company
had tho right to Use the streets ot the
city of Omaha for lighting purposes only,
or for light, heat and power.
Second Suit Also to tie Tried.
As a sort of lntervenor the Old Colony
Trust company of Boston, as trustee for
tho bondholders of the electric company,
brought aii action to enjoin th eclty from
enforcing th eooncurrent resolution of the
council, in which Judge Munger held
Against the Jrust -company.. The Boston
teompnny appealed direct to the supreme
court and that case,., as well-as the on'd
against th eclty of Omaha by the electric
light and power company will be heard
at tho same time under agreement of
counsel.
E. II. Scott appears for the Omaha
Electric Light and Power company and
Judge W. D. McIIugh for the Old Col
ony Trust company of Boston. Judge
Ben S. Baker, corporation counsel of
Omaha, and W: C. Lambert appear for
the city of Omaha.
Mr, Scott Is accompanied by his wife,
while Fred A. Nash, president of the
electric light and power company, Is
here to listen to the arguments.
Hate Advance Refused.
The Interstate Commerce commission
today dented tho application of the Mil
waukee railroad for permission to ad
vance class rates between Sioux City, la .
Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Aberdeen. S. D.'
Fargo, N. D., and other stations In North
ami South Dakota, In amounts ranging
from 1 cent td 19 cents per 100 pounds. The
Milwaukee road sought to establish the
advanced, rates for the purpoose of malt
lng a more general graduation of such
ratSr The South Dakota railroad com
mission objected to some of the Intrastate)
rates.
MINISTERS TESTIFY
FOR ACCUSED LAWYERS
FREMONT, Neb., Jan. 2S. (Special.)
The state bar commission's session to
hear the charges against Attorneyspole
eal and Cook closed this evening nnd ad
journment was taken to February 14 at
Lincoln, when 'argument will be heard.
nt-v T. W. Correv of the Rantlst church
and Rev. W. II. Frost of St. Jnmos'
tihurch testified this afternoon they heard
Attorney Button refer to the satchel and
bloodstains alleged to have been tam
pered with, In his closing argument. Rev.
Mr, Frost, who waa Rogers' spiritual nd
vlser, testified that he discovered tho
bloodstains In the satchel and that they
were even more distinct during the dis
trict court trial than they are now. At
torneys Button and Dolezal on tho htard
awora that they did not place -in sub
stance; In the satchel.
RETAILERS BLAMED FOR
HIGH PRICE OF MEAT
CHICAGO, Jan. 28. Blame for the pres
ent prices of frjsah beof to the consumer,
In Chicago, at least, was placed on the
retailer byPresldent Everett C. Brown of
the Chicago Live Stock exchange, talking
at the exchange tod.ay.
"The price of live cattle has dropped
3 cents a pound In the last month," he
said. "The packers welcome cheap meat,
for that means greater consumption, but
the retailer Is 'hogging' th? whole
profit."
The Weather
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
t-air warmer.
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Parties to Double
Wedding Have Long
Hunt for Minister
PIBRR15. P. D.. Jan. 2$.-(Spoclal.-Marriage
under difficulties on tho fron
tier. Is recorded In the troubles of two
young couples, who had planned a double
wedding In Perkins county. The contract
ing parties, Dan Mcckllng and Prudence
K.cott, and Umll C. Cubblns and Esther
Escott. with the Invited guests, gathered
at the Escott homo nnd waited most of
one day for the coming of the minister
who had agred to be on hand, for the oc
casion. Rut "Ihoy waited most of the day
In vain, while the 'wedding feast was (
losing Is savor. A brother of the brides- i
to-be started out to find a Justice, and
afte a ride of many miles found such
nn official, but he declined to act. and
thrt i-t the lrft d'- ISnrlv 1- ,K"
lng of the next day the two couples, with
ll.v I ...t!, ., t.t..fcl to. I'.v til, ,mu '.
arrival at that place found that the mar
riage licenses were Issued In Perkins
county, nnd that they couldn bo le
gally married at Faith. In another county.
Then nfter another skirmish n minister
was found, and the whole party headed
for the Perkins county line. The first
houso reached proved to bp that on a
deserted farm, but the situation had
reached such a point that the contract
ing parties decided that thero would be
no farther delay so far as they were con
cerned, so an adjournment was taken
to the tumble down barn on the premises,
and with the wind driving snow through
the cracks of the old shanty, the two
couples lined up for the final ceremony,
which was presided over b the minister
while wraped In his coat and mittens,
and the whole shivering party made A
(ulck run for the nearest town as soon
as they were certain that there had been
legal ceremonies performed.
Wealthy Man Makes
Trip Across Country
While Unconscious
SAN DIEGO, Cub. Jan. 28. A remark
able story of a trip across the continent
while unconscious Is told by a recent ar
rival here who says he 1b Alexander
Chambers mine owner ot Newton. Pa.,
wll0 disappeared January 10 from tho
Broad street station In Philadelphia.
According to his narrative, lie lost con
sciousness at that time, and when he
came to his senses he found himself on
a lonely Hand off the Lower California
coast. That was last Friday. He was
taken ashore by Mexican fishermen nnd
made his way to this city.
Chambers says that he had S1.500 on his
person on January 10 which now Is miss
ing, but that he still has JJ.OOO worth of
diamonds and Jewelry which he had with
him on that date. He expresses the be
lief that he was,drugged In Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. 28,-Alex-ander
Chambers, who told a remarkable
story regarding his whereabouts to the
San Diego alHlNjritfes,' was iported liilss
Insr to the Phallilelphla police on .January
IS and a search was made for him at the
request of his relatives.
He 1 a wealthy resident of Newton.
Pa., a few miles from this city. He cam
to Philadelphia on January 10 and met
his brother. Tho two went to a railroad
station, where the brother took a train to
Baltimore under the lmresslon that
Chambers waa to leave for Norristown,
Pa., ten minutes later. He never reached
Norristown and finally the family became
alarmed at his absence and notified the
police. Chambers has mining Interests In
the west.
Man With Long Hair
Asks Front Seat at
the Inauguration
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2S.-Although the
first nails In the Inauguration grand
stands have not yet been driven, Repre
sentative George A. Neeley of Kansas
called on the Inaugural, committee today
to reserve him one scat that must be
within view of the spot where President
elect Wilson will be sworn In on March
4; must be easy to escape from Immedi
ately after that ceremony nnd must bn
easily accessible to a barbershop.
Mr, Neeley wants the sent for a con
stituent, E. F. Boxwell, of Holslngto:i.
Kan., who, In 1896, took a vpw-TTever to
have his hair defiled by a barber's shears
until a democrat took the oath of office
as president ot the United States.
"This man's hair, I am Informed, Is
I rourty-rour inenes, or leci. or tomeming,
j long." said Mr. Neeley. "and you can't
I blame him for wanting to lose most or u
as soon alter tne inauguration is
reasonably possible,"
Mr. Neeley then produced the pathetic
plea of the man from Kansas. The letter
read;
"Secure for me a seat on the Inaugural
stand. I want to Bee Governor Wilson
lift his right hand and take tho oatli of
office. Then me for a bauiershop."
Arizona Electoral
Returns Heard From
WASHINGTON. Jan. 28.-W. T. Webb,
the missing Arliona messenger, appolntod
to bring the electoral returns ot Arizona
to Washington today, telegraphed Secre
tary Ashurst from New York, saying ho
was on his way to Washington.
Under the law yesterday was the last
day In which the returns could be file.
The statute is, however, elastic, and Mr.
AaVtnrst hn nrrnnc-pl fnr til recpntlnn
I - -
' of the vote when Mr. Webb presents It,
Arizona cast Its first electoral vote for
Wilson and Marshall. If it, had beon
lost it would have made no difference In
the result, hut the mishap has caused
anxiety to Arizona's democratic senators.
Mr, Webb has made no explanation of his
tardiness.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 28,-Wllfred T.
Wobb, Arizona's lost presidential elector,
who failed to reach tho vice president's
4 office last evening In time to deposit his
( state's first olectorlal votes, left here
January 0. He arranged to stop over In
i Chicago for four days. So anxious wat
31 ! Mr. Webb to be the custodian of the
baby state's first presidential vote that
as elector he voted for himself, thereby
depriving u prominent woman suffrage
leader ot the honor,
FORTY MILLIONS FOR
RIVERS Af HARBORS
House Passes Bill Submitted by
Committee Without Any Im
portant Amendments.
CALLOWAY MAKES PROTEST
Objection to Intercostal Cana
Project is Voted Down.
CLARK WRITES TO LEADERS
Speaker Urges Democrats to Attend
Sessions Regularly.
JONES ON THE PHILIPPINES
Anthnr of Independence Hill He
scribes Aetlnnn of (lor Korhe nn
Trriinnlrnl Mnnr Millions
of Dollars Spent.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2S.-Afler da.. of
spirited debate tho house today pilled
the river and hnrbors appropriation bill
carrying O.S0O,O00 without an Important
amendment.
A motion by Representative Callaway
to recommit the bill with Instructions tl
limit expenditures for the Atlantic Inter
coastal canal project was voted down,
1B0 to S2.
"This measure," said Callaway Just be
fore the vote on the bill, "Is a scheme to
rifle the treasury of the United States,
and If the ieople knew of It they would
kick the men responsible out of this
house."
Representatives Humphreys of Missis
sippi and Sparkman of Florida defended
the committee which framed the bill.
Speaker Clark has addressed letters, to
democratic members of the house appeal
ing to them to attend sessions regularly
and aid In getting through important
business before March t. The speaker de
clares It would be a reflection upon the
democratic majority If the great supply
measures should go over to the extr-t
session.
Altnek on Philippine Government.
American administration In the "Philip
pines was described as tyrannical In a
speech today by Representative Jones of
Virginia, chairman of, the Insular affairs
committee, and author of the Philippine
Independence bill.
Denouncing the action of Governor
General Forbes In expending public lev
enues "as In his sole Judgment seemed
desirable," Mr. Jones declared "many nn
official has been Impeached for less than
this."
Mr. Jones spoke In reply to a speech by
President Taft at the Ohio" Society dinner
In New York last Satuiday, In which h
was quoted as saying tljat passage of
the Jones bill would result In a "mess and
a muss," and that the Untied State
I should, treat tho Philippines as . Great
i D.lf ntn tuai. 'iuttailn n-irl Aliatrnllt,
j Mr. Jones uWried th'tu'th'e government
of the Philippines was not comparablo 'n
i any way to those of Canada and Aus
tralia. Mini' -Million!. Spent.
Mr. Junes said what naval and military
I operations on account of the Philippines
had cost the united States probably never
would be known, but that J000.000.000, h
estimate of the late Senator Hoar, prob
ably was nearer correct than recent offi
cial estimates.
The opposing view of some democrat
of the house wus voiced by Representa
tive Sherley of Kentucky, who argued the
Filipino people were not ready for Inde-
; pendence. and he did not believe congress
could set any date when they would he.
He declared that If the charges made by
Representative Jones were true, officers
of the American and Philippine govern
ments should be dealt with for violation
of tho trust reposed In them.
Warren is Elected
Senator Fifth Time
CHBYKNNE, Wyo., Jan. 28,-Senator
Francis K. Warren received his fifth elec
tion to the United States senate at tho
hands of the Wyoming legislature today
when both houses gave him a majority
over his democratic opponent, John B.
Kcndrlck. The vote In the senate was 16
for Warrent and 11 for Kcndrlck; In the
house S8 for Warren and 27 for Kcndrlck.
Representative K. H. Manson, who has
cha'mploned the progressive cause, re
fused to cast his vote for cither candi
date. LITTLH ROCK, Ark.. .Inn. 28.-W. A,
Kavanaugh, president of the Southern
Base Ball league, was chosen United
States senator for Arkansas for the short
term today by separate votes In the house
and senate.
COLUMBIA, S. C, Jan. 28.-Unltcd
States Senator Benjamin Tillman was re
elected today at sessions of both houses
of the general assembly. This Is his
fourth consecutive term. Last night there
was a current of opposition to him, but It
disappeared nnd he carried the entire
membership present.
TOPEKA, Kan.. Jan. M.-Judge Wil
liam 11. Thompson of Garden City, a
democrat, was chosen United States sen
ator to succeed Charles CurtU, republi
can, by the Kansas legislature In separata
cession today. Judge Thompson will be
formally elected at an afternoon session
tomorrow,
TRliNTON, N. J., Jan. 2S. The two
houses of the state legislature, voting
separately today, electeJ forme," Hon
gressman William Hughes, democrat.
United States senator to succeed Frink
O. Brlggs, republican, whose term ex
pires March 4 next. Mr. Hughes won the
democratic primaries last fall.
FRIENDS RAISING FUNDS
FOR GENERAL SICKLES
NEW YOI IK. Jan. 'JS. Friends of Gn-
era I Daniel H. Sickles, arrested and ru
i leased ruder ba 1 yestrrdj) In coiiiiuct'on
! with a 23,9"0 fbor'uife In funds of the
J rtate monument commission, said today
that In their opinion he would nover be
tried. So many offers of contributions to
mako up the deficit have already been
received, they said, that they believe the
shortage will be nlted out The general
remained secluded In his horn.
Turkey:
From the New York Sun.
FARMERS' VMS ON MONEY
Grange Official Protests Against
Aldrich Bank Scheme.
UNION PRESENTS POSTAL PLAN
OruniiUntlon StiKiteMM Hint llriio
Its In I'ontnl llnukk He I.onneil
In Knriiiem for l.niid
Term .
WASHINGTON. Jan. SS.-Farmer's op
position to the national monetary com
mission's plan waa voiced today by W.
T Creasy, master of the Pennsylvania
State Grange, before the house currency
reform committee. Mr. Creay told tho
committee that he believed farmers gen
erally were "bitterly opposed to the
Aldrich scheme."
"We believe," he said, that the big
financiers are much more Interested In
gaining control of tho currency than
they" are In any effort to obtain Its
elasticity."
C. S. Barrett of Union City, Ga presl
dent of the National Farmers' union.
I an organization with branches In tWenty
j one states, and 3,000,000 members, ap
jpcared heading a delegation Including, J.
!. Brown, Arlington, Ore.; O. F. Darn
bUuncr, Brunswick, Neb.; Peter Radford,
Fort Worth, Tex., and A. F. , Swift,
Baker, Ore. Tho spokesman for tho dele
gatlon said farmers objected to 'the pres
ent monetary system because It led to
unduo speculation. A system ot Incorpor
ated clearlnng houses was suggested.
Farmers need long term loans. It was
argued, In order that they may become
owners Instead of tenants. To met this
need, the delegation proposed that postal
savings bank deposits be mnde available
for loans on farm lands and outlined a
system of land banks to be operated
from commercial banks.
Steel Corporation
Declares Dividend
NEW YORK.Jan. 28. The United States
Steel corporation today declared Its regu
lar quarterly dividends of 1 per cent on
the common stock and 1U per cent on the
preferred stock, The earnings of the
steel corporation for the quarter ending
December 31 were $35,1&5,K7; the net in
come for the quarter, $23,74,&.'6, and the
surplus i, 410,979.
These returns compare with earnings
at the end of the previous quarter of
t30,063,C12, net Income of $20,777,405 and a
surplus or 2,I,W1.
The total earnings for 1912 were S1U8,
178,207, as compared with JUH, 303,406 ;n
1911; the net Income for the year, J77,0b0,
100, a decrease of S7.2Sri,267 over 1911, and
the total surplus 13,610,129, a decrease of
11,125,38.
V ,r' Willi Held to (irnnil Jurj',
WYMOIti; Nrb.. Jan. 2..-(Speclui.j-The
trial of Churlcs Miller on u chars
of grand larceny was held In Justice
couit of F. E. Crawford this morning.
He was bound over to trial In the district
court under ll.fiCO bond, which ho whs
unable to furnish. Miller Is charged with
breaking Into tlie harness shop of E. II.
Ray In Wymore on January IU and steal
ing harness valued at JU.
otice is Served on
El)!?, lll i '
"I Wonder Where I Can Borrow.'So
Garment Workers
in Chicago May Be
Asked to Strike
CHICAGO, Jnn. 28. Lendeis of the
union garment workers in this city today
continued their preparations to cnll a
I general strike should the controversy In
, New York be not ended within a day or
two. It was stated In labor circles tint
more thnn CjO.OOO organized garment
workers In Chicago probably would walk
out In the event of an unsatisfactory
culmlnntion of tho negotiations for peace
now pending in tho cast.
A special meeting Is scheduled to be
held this evening, ot which time arrange
ments for ralslnK funds to flnunce the
proposed strike will be made.
Joseph J. Kttor. who was prominent In
the strike of the Lawrence, Muss., mill
workers recently. Is reported to be In
consultation with various leaders of the
garment workers here.
The situation with reference to the hotel
employes remained unchanged. Thore
appeared little likelihood that a strlkn
would be called. It was said Ettor"s real
mission In Chicago was to organize the
cooks and waiters.
Chicago Bandit Shot
Three Times by Man
He Attempts to Rob
CHICAGO, Jan. 28. Peter Iloore, a
young bandit who was shot three times
and possibly fatally wounded by Clarence
McSweeney, a police telephone operator,
last night, made a statement In which
ho admitted having participated, with his
brother, Albert, In moro than twenty
holdups on the south side during the last
six weeks. The wounded bandit died a
few hours after making this confession.
The Boore brothers stopped McSweeney,
who Is a cripple, as he was returning to
his home late last night, McSweney com
menced shooting. Three bullets struck
Peter Boore, who returned the fire, one
of the bullets striking McSweeney in the
left hip. Albert Uooro escaped, but later
was captured.
The National Capital
Tuesday, Jitnunry UN, 11) I It,
The Meunte,
Went into executive session to consider
nominations,
The House.
Resumed debate on rivers and harbors
bill.
National tnonetnry committee's plan of
currency reform opiosed by farmers be
fore currency committee.
Woolen tariff hearing concluded beforo
ways and means committee.
Commerce commltteo urged by state
railroad commissioner to uiiah Knnvnn
1 bll for uniform fmlght clasnlflcatlon.
, "Shipping trust" in N&mtlnf coimn't-
I tee heard teMln'ony In the "Unite pool."
PiihsnI rivers and Iihid.ub appropria
tion MM caulng 4i),K00.0CK).
Representative Jones of Virginia de
nounced American administration in tho
Philippine.
('hah man Pujo or tho "money trust"
1 Investigating fotninlttce begun preparn
1 tlon of his report.
Representative Itothennei chosen mem
I btr of appropriation committed.
Turkey
mes'MonYyT
SUFFRAGETTESJjESUME WAR
General Mrs. Drummond Sends Ulti
matum to Chancellor.
DUBLIN CASTLE IS ATTACKED
Three Women Who Itrenk Windows
Are (ilirn Month at lined I.n
lior .Sirs. Oespnnt Given
Fourteen !'.
LONDON, Jan. 28. The suffragettes lost
no time today In opening their militant
campaign. In Dublin' they made a con
certed attack at'ubon on tho windows
of Dublin castle and smashed several.
Tlnee suffragettes wore arrested.
In LondonXtoo, the suffragettes dis
played great vigor. "General" Mrs. Drum
mond sent an ultimatum to David Lluyd
George, chancellor of the exchequer, after
he had refused to receive a deputation of
women on the ground that he had other
engagements. Shn wrote:
"I and other members ot the deputation
Intend to wait upon you In the House of
Commons this evening. Wo trust you
will mako the necessary arrangements to
receive us."
Mrs. Uespnnl Sentenced.
Mrs. Dtspard, one of the most prominent
leaders of tho militant suffragettes, nnd
two of her companions were sentenced to
fourteen days' Imprisonment today on the
charge of resisting the police when the
latter dispersed a meeting In Trafalgar
Square lust evening.
Mrs, Despard, who Is a sister of tho
famous cavalry general, Sir John French,
was offered the option of paying a lut
of 110, but shu refilled to accept this and
was sent to Jail.
A fourth suffragette who was among
(Continued on Page Four.)
Profits on De Luxe
Editions Are Large
CHICAGO, Jan. 28. That the sale of
fOO.OOO worth of "valuable art objects" to
K. P. Clark of Los Angeles netted the
Tomllnson-Humcs company, dealers in
"de luxe" books and brlc-a-brac, a profit
of more than 75 per cent was averred in
a petition filed today In the suporlor
court of Cook county, Ira Eaton, a part
ner In tho concern, sought to enjoin nls
associates from disposing of any property
until a settlement of partnership ac
counts can bo effected.
James Plunkett and Y. C, Humes, two
of the defendants, were Indicted by a re
cent federal grand Jury In Now York In
connection with alleged "de luxe" edition
frauds Involving JiO.OOO. Tho other de
fendant Is Herbert O. Tomllnson.
One of the transactions cited In Eaton's
petition Is a sale ot Dlckeu's "first sets"
I for IS.O'O. He gave tlm actuul worth of
j the books us 1,700.
Eaton sets forth that he purchased
Plunkett's Intercut In the concern last No
M'mber and that by alleged fraudulent
accountings the firm hud uhcated him out
ot moro than JI0.WJ0. The Tomllnson com
pany, the petitioner avers, accumulated
net profits aggregating more than J1W,JJ
between Juuuury 1, 11)U9, and February 1.
l'.'U
CORPORATIONS SEND
COUNSEL TO APPEAR;
LOBBY HESITATES
Disposition to Let Nebraska Legis
lature Exhibit Fairness Toward
State's Big Interests.
JUDGE ROOT FOR RAILROADS
Registers as Representative to Ap
pear Before Committees.
EARLY FOR USUAL STRATEGY
Lee Hcrdman on Deck, but Says He
Seeks Jobs for Omahans.
LIQUOR DEBATE ON TODAY
Resolution Miiliniltteil to I'm off VII
Mn eh .Mennitrea on Theory Snli
Jeet Will lie Handled by
Referendum.
(From a Staff Uoriepomlitit
LINCOLN, Neb.,' Jan. 2. (Special)
A feature of this legislature Is the ab
Nenco of a big lobby to manipulate and
control legislation, even thoURh the lobby
Is being Invited to show Its head or hand
nearly every days since tho session
opened. The railroads which In years
gone by maintained a lobby of generous
proportions, have contended themselves
with employing Judge Jesse U Root, to
represent them before committees and
his duties do not require him to mingle
with the members nnd try to use per
sonal Influence to secure what the rail
roads want,
Edson Rich, counsel for the Union
Pacific, who was here tho first of the
week, said:
"We believe It Is hotter to make argu
ment before committees to which bills
effecting railroads nto referred and trust
to the legislature to nee that no unjust
legislation Is enacted against us, then
to maintain a big lobby.'
So far tho stock yards has no lobby
here though parties believed to have this
company's business at heart have been
In nnd out of town. A stock ynrds bill
has been Introduced, however, and this
may cause a hurrying to tho capital ot
a lobby. The telephone companies have
no big lobby on hand. A. D. Lane has
registered; with the secretary of state as
tho representative of the Bell people,
but he Is doing very llttlo mixing with
the membsrs.
Lee llerdmon drops down ever' few
days, hut h,ls business seems to be with
the governor more than with the legis
lators. Hcrdman Insists that ho hits been
trying to get to the governor to talk ove.
places to he allotted t,o tho Onviha faith
ful atv" It not lMorcjitedv In legislation.
j'Oeorgo Rogers has spent; cousldorubl
time with the governor on different da)
the latter part of Inst week and was very
wtl please! with his Interview.
If the lobby falls to show up this win
ter It will not bo because of a lack of
opportunity, for bills have been Intro
duced to regulate and change the present
laws of practically every corporation In
tho state.
MIMON II AS LOAN MAUIC Mil. I,
DotiKlns Member Would Clip Flu of
Till Clns of Persons.
(Ftom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 2.-(Speclnl Totegrain
-Simon of Douglas, who on several oc
casions has been published iur tho enemy
of tho loan shark, wilt introduce a bill
In the home tomorrow embodying his
Ideas of tho way to take the teeth out
of tho body sna tellers. Except by agree
ment the loan shark Is permitted to
to charge only 7 per cent Interest Oh
loans under however, ho may charge
18 per cent annually. He may asj churge
Jl as, a fee to Investigate statement
made to hint by tho prospective borrower,
or for examining tho chattels.
A Ilcenso must ho secured by the shark
from tho secretary of utato before he
can. do business. Ills books must be uptn
"to the Inspection of the secretary and
helpers ho may employ nt J10 a day, to
be paid by tho shark. Examination u e
to be made twice a year.
K A.N HA H AVAUIIKV GIVHS Tl,lt
J, K. CoddluK Adroentes dinner or
Kile or Stnte PrUou.
fFrom a Staff Correspondent i
LINCOLN. Neb., Jnn. 28. (Special Tctt
gram.) In Joint session this afternoon
tho houso and senate listened to J K
Codding, warden ot the KunsitH peniten
tiary, who advocated tho establishment
of a reformatory. In answer to questions,
Mr. Codding said the Nebraska prison
could never be made satisfactory in Its
present location, which he said was a
slough. He opposed contract prison labor
and favored 'working good prisoners on
the roads.
Tho -way ho got rid of dope In piisou
ho said to flra suspucted employes. The
employer who could not prevent dope
coming Into the prlsor, he said was not
fit for the place. He was loudly ap
plauded as he knocked contractors tuv
Mr. Merchant: Did you
know that many oC
Omaha's most success
ful advertisers use both
the- display and the clas
sified columns of Tho
Bee. They find it profit
able to hoop a little
Want Ad working for
them all the time. It's a
business getter that
small ad back in the
clnssifiod pagesso, in
expensive, too.
Start your ad tomorrow.
Tyler 1000.
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