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VOL. XL11 NO. 1208.
OMAILA, SA'ITKDAY MOKNtNCJ, FICBRlTAKY 13, lUl,t KOl'KTKION I'AdttK.
SIXULhl COPY TWO (M5NTS.
RESIGNS HIS OFFICE,
Arrangement for Change of Admin-
3)E LA BARRA WILL SUCCEED
Minister of Interior Hernandez Also
Quits His Job.
HEAVY GUNS ANSWER DEMAND
Madero's Ultimatum is Signal for
Renewal of Artillery Fire.
DIAZ ASKS FOR RECOGNITION
American Atnbnnsndor Declines to
. h uruiHrnni
British Lpgntlon U
MEXICO CITY. Feb. 14. The resigna
tion of President Mndcro Is announced
on the authority of the British legation.
where Do La Barra took refuge yester
day after having urged Madero to com
promise with the rebels.
Arrangements; for the succession of De
Tji Barra to the president are now be
ing made at tho British legation.
Rafael Hernandez, minister of the In
terior, also has resigned.
A detachment of the Twentieth In
fantry.' stationed between the arsenal and
the palace, revolted, shot Its own office's
find made a break to Join Dial late touay.
The mutineers were overpowered and
forty men were taken as prisoners to
the national palace.
The private house of President Midero,
situated at the corner of Liverpool and
Berlin streets, was burning at 2 o'clock
this afternoon. At that hour the ar
tillery filing wis only cajual.
Mine Laid by Federals.
' United States Ambassador Wilson touay
was twice requested by Pedro Lascura.n.
the Mexican foreign minister, to injve
the American embassy to another loca
tion. Tho ambassador refused to con
sider the suggestion.
The object ol the Mexican government
to move the American embassy was to
permit tho federal troops to place, their
cannon In a position which would draw
the rebel flro from the arsenal directly
In line with theembassy. A great number
of residences occupied by American cltl
gwns would thus be endangered.
Rebels under General De La. Llava
nd Agullar, it is reported on reliable
authority, have captured the city of
Puebla. with the assistance of Francisco
PradUla, tormerly with. Orozco, who
he4W body of revolutionists within
the 'tityi ' General Toria has been named
Cannon Answer Ultimatum.
Federal engineers this morning began
placing fL series of mine charged with
dynamito beneath certain houses between'
the national palace and the arsenal The
explosion of thees is to clear a pasage
four blocks long through which artillery
men will direct mortar fire against D"az
and his army in their position about the
The buildings in this doomed section
are constructed wall to wall, and the
district Is tenely populated. Residents
were warned "during the night to evacu
ate their hojmee. All escaped, taking
nothing but their personal belongings.
Refuses to Move Embassy.
President Madero this morning sent an
other ultimatum to Felix Diaz, demand
ing his surrender and the reply came in
the shape of a number of cannon bails
from' the Insurgents biggest guns.
The first sahro from the rebel lines
was followed quickly by a series of others
In rapid succession. Then the machine
guns and rifles began their whirr and
patter, the fire being concentrated where
the government troops were gathering.
The federal guns did not delay in making
By 7 o'clock the firing had rolled into
a steady fusillade. All around the ar
senal the flash of field guns' quick
flrers was Incessant. Federal officers
declared that their men were preparing
to make a forward movement on the rebel
Diaz this morning asked for recognition
as a belligerent by the United States
(Continued on Page Two.)
Forecast tlH7 p. m. Saturday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
j-Fatr; not muoh change In temperature.
Temperatnre at Oinasn Yesterday.
5 a. m GO
6 a. m II
7 a. m 31
8 a. m 12
9 a. m 33
10 a. m So
11 a. ni 11
12 m 17
X p. m ...S3
3 j. rn 10
4 . m j0
6 p. in , SO
6 p. in Cti
T p. m m
8 p. m W
Comparative Local Record.
1913. 1911. Mil. 1910.
Highest yesterday CO Si ' S3 al
Lowest yesterday 2i 27 1i .;l
Mean temperature 41 3) 2i 42
Precipitation W .00 .05 .10
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 23 i
Ricees for the day 21 :
Total excess since March 1 J-'l
Normal preclpltatoln 02 Inch
Deficiency for the day .02 tnen
Total rainfall since March 1...23.C3 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 4.72 Inches
Deficiency for cor, period, 1911.13.64 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1910.14.34 inches
neporls from Stations at 7 P. SI.
Station and State Tempera- High- Rain
of Weather.. ture. est. fall.
Cheyenne, clear 38 48 ,10
Davenport, clear 44 a ,0)
Denver, clear 45 M .00
Des Moines, clear- 60 5S
Dodse City, clear S3 64 M
Lander, partly cloudy. ...4) 49 .Go
North Platte, cloudy 64 .&
Omaha, cloudy 56 v 60 .00
Pueblo, clear 62 60 .W)
Rapid City, clear 43 SO .0
Salt Lake City. eloudy....40 4t .Co
Santa Fe. partly cloudy. ..3a 41 .
Sheridan, cloudy .....42 4 .6u
Sioux City, partly cloudy.. 8! M .69
Valentine, cloudy 46 S2 .w)
U A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
iTAFT AGAINST INTERVENTION,
i - - -
Will Act Only in Case Americans
Are Wantonly Attacked.
ALL PREPARATIONS ARE MADE
In Case Actnnl Dannrer Threatens
Colony nn prill t Inn of Ma
rines Will He Sent from
WASHINGTON. Feb. ' li. - President
Tnft declared to rlosc advisers ttday
that only one thing could force him to
ask congress to intervene In Mexico.
If the Madero oi Diaz forces sh.mld
turn on Americans merely because they
are Americans or foreigners, Mr. Tnft
let It bo known that he would rush a spe
cial message to congress In thirty min
utes' time. He does not regard tho k!l
Ing of a few Americans In the courso "f
the battle as a cause for war, but looks
upon such casualties aa unavoidable, si.d
believes that the proper authontlos
should be held liable for damages.
If. however, tho president were to l.ear
that Americans were being wantonly
killed, his confidants today declared be
would not hesitate to send nn expedi
tionary force from the battleships at
Vera Cruz and Tamplco. Five thousnnl
sailors and marines could be landed ir im
them in n few hours and started tor
Will Send Lescntlon Gnnrd,
International law recognizes the right
of a government to send such an expedi
tionary force to guard its own citizens
when they need protection. The sailors
and marines would bo sent to Mexico
City as the "legation guard." This was
the method employed during the Borer
uprising In China and more recently n
If such a step Were forced on Presi
de nt Taft while congress was not In ses
sion the president plans to follow It Im
mediately with a message Setting forth
conditions, showing what he had do.le
and asking authority to send United
States troops across the border.
The president was disturbed today
when he heard reports that communica
tion between Mexico City and the United
States might be cut off. He pointed out
to friends that such a condition would
resemble that In China when the foreign
ers penned up In Peking could not com
municate with- the outside world.
President Taft met the cabinet at the
usual semi-weekly session and the Mexi
can situation was generally discussed.
It was understood that the cabinet is in
complete accord with tho president's at
titude as it was expressed In his talks
with callers today. Secretary Knox' upon
entering the conference declared there
was nothing specific to be considered
and that he had received no Important
dispatches since last night.
Refers to Previous Letter.
The president referred some of his
callers to a letter which he wrote from
Augusta, Ga., nearly two years ago to
Major General Leonard Wood, chief of
staff of the army, explaining his reasons
(Continued on Page Two.)
With Taking Bribes
CHARLESTON, W. Va.. Feb. 14. The
special grand Jury summoned by Judge
Henry K. Black to consider the charges
of bribery 'in connection with the United
States senatorial campaign this afternoon
returned five Indictments. The Indicted
Delegates David Hill, H. F. Asbury, U.
8. G. Rhodes and Rab Duff and Senator
B. A. Smith.
Tho men were charged with feloniously
receiving bribes. They were also In
dicted for a misdemeanor, lut ttt exact
charge was not made public. The grand
Jury is to consider additional evidence,
which. It Is stated. Prosecutor TownbenJ
wll lay before its members,
The sitting was brief. Judge Black In
Instructing the Jury, said he wanted the
entire matter of the unlawful use of
money In Charleston Investigated aiiJ
ha urged the Jury to return its report ns
quickly as the Importance of testimony
Intense Interest centers on the next
report, which may not be made for bev
eral days. The men indicted today were
arrested last Tuesday afternoon by
Sheriff Hill In the presence of Prosecutor
Townsend, after they had come from n
room In which It was alleged they had
each been paid for voting for a given
candidate for United States senator. Tin
marked money, it was alleged, was found
in their pockets.
Three Alleged Auto
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 Their fees
singed with powder and their uniforms
perforated by revolver bullets, two
policemen managed today to arrest
three members of the band of five al
leged automobile bandits. The tw
others, one of them a woman, were be
trayed by the prisoners, according to the
police and are now being sought.
The three prisoners gave the names of
Bertha Hamilton, a chauffeur; Qeorj
Johnson and Frank Smith.
When arrested they shot at the "of
ficers, but surrendered under the hot re
tun fire. The prisoners are aafd 10 ha v.
used automobiles to aid them in a num
ber of robberies and holdups.
GENERAL S. L WOODFORD
DIES IN NEW YORK CITY
NEW YORK, Feb. 14. General Stewart
L. Woodford, veteran publicist and
former United States minister to Spain,
died today. He had been 111 for more than
The general was seventy-eight years old
and a native of Now York city. He was
graduated a bachelor of arts from Colum
bia In 1854 and took his A. M. at Yale.
Other Institutions later in his Ilfo be
stowed on him honorary degrees for Ills
d etlnsulehtd services In public life. H-i
was In Spain as minister of this country
when the Spanish-American war was de,
clared. As a young man he served with
distinction through the olvll war. His last
notable public work was hia-dlrectlon of
the Hudson-Fulton celebration in thW
SCOTT'S PARTY MIGHT
Failure of Relief Expedition to Push
Southward More Vigorously is
Causing Great Bitterness.
FUEL AT DEPOTS DISAPPEARS
Supporting Parties Deny Making
Undue Use of It.
MEMORIAL SERVICE IN LONDON
King George Attends Exercises in
St. Paul's Cathedral.
MANY DIGNITARIES PRESENT
Dead March from Snnl Is Played nm
(irrnt Orcan to Accompaniment
of Military Ilnnil -Service
CHRtSTCHURCH, N. Feb. 14.- n
tense bltternes prevails among a ec
tlon of the members of the late CaptVn
Robert F. Scott's Antarctic expedition
oVer fallen e of tho rescue party to push
south vigorously on their march to the
relief of the explorers who had been to
the South pole. The belief Is expressed
that Captnln Scott, Dr. Kdwnrd A. Wil
son and Lieutenant H. R. Bowers, the
last three to die, could have been 'rd
If this had been done.
The relations between Commander T-3d-ward
R. G. B. 13vans and Dr. Edward L.
Atkinson are said to be much stralnc I.
Some of the survivors say that Potty
Officer Evans became Insane owing to
the privations he had undergone, ai'd
was occasionally very violent. He do.
cllned to help pUll'n sledge and his con
dition became so serious that he had to
Captain Scott's reference In his nu'us
to a shrinkage of fuel nt tho depots sur
prises tho supporting parties, who doiiy
that they mado any undue use of It.
Mrmorlnl Service In London.
LONDON. Feb. If Tho British nation
today paid its last sad respects to the
jMWnor' .pt Uaptaln Itoocrt i' . hcou aim
hi heroic companions, wno uieo in in ,
wilds of the Antarctic after reaching t ie
! South pole. great memorial service i
was held In the Cathedral of St. P.Uil,
j In the center of the metropolis. It Was
attenaeu oy people oi every worn in
from King George, in the uniform of ad
miral of the fleet, down to common la
borers. The king, surrounded by a brilliantly
uniformed staff, occupied a seat neneatn
the great dome. The other parts of the
cathedral were filled by the general pvb
i to the fullest extent of the accommo
dations. Only a few seats had been reserved for
tht royal party which comprised repre
sentatives of Queen Matter Alexandra
and,oftbe- duke, and duchess .. of .Con
naught. Premier Asqulth. with all the
Sttblnfct ministers, was present, as Wore
many members of the foreign diplomatic
corps, Including Irwin M. Laughlln, sec
retary ofMhe United States embassy.
Crowds Tnrne-d Away.
Hours before noon, the time set ?or the
singing of the first hymn, "Rock of
Ages," the police began regretfully to
turn away thousand who could not ev"?n
jget within view of the doors of the
I The service was simple. H Included
j the playing of the dead march from
"8aul," In which the great cathedral or
gan was accompanied by a military band.
The service concluded with tho hymn
. "Jesus, Lover of My Soul." In tho cljs-
lng collects the names of the rive Ueit
explorers were Included.
The whole service was most lmpressl 'e.
! Vast crowds stood uncovered outside the
cathedral. A great nuinuer ui i"wo
eti was present, both Inside and outsid?.
i Suffragette Kicks
Officer oil Shins and
Punches His Face
BIRMINGHAM, England, Feb. 14.
Mllltunt suffragettes dropped a bottle
containing an exploslvo Into a letter box
of the inland revenue office here today.
An explosion and a fire resulted. The
box contained tffi.OOO In paper money.
Much of this was rescued. Many arc In
police court today charged with smashing
windows last evening, among them being
Miss Zeelle Emerson, an American
woman. She was sentenced to Jail for six
weeks In default of paying a fine.
A police Inspector declared that Mils
Emerson played foot ball with his cap,
kicked his shins and punched his face.
In reply the young woman declared the
policeman pinched her and she acted in
Bristow Tries to
Limit Use of Autos
By Army Officers
WASHINGTON, Feb. H.-Senator Brls-
1 tow declared the way urmy officials
'nitted about Washington In govern
ment automobiles was scandalous"- when
the army appropriation bill came up to
day and offered an .amendment to limit
army vuhlcles here to those drawn by
mules or motor trucks. Mule-drawn car
riages, hu thought, would reduce the de
sire to ride.
Senator Townsend wanted to know vhv
tho Kansas senator did not limit It to
oxen. The benate, however, voted down
tho mule proposition, which hold twenty
one votes In Its favor, and passed tna
Three Weildlnnn nt Storm Lake.
STORM LAKE, la., Feb.. 14(Special.
Witllam Edwin Becket-and Miss Kathryn
Kerslake were married at the home of 1 1.1
bride's parents, Mr, and Mrs. W. JL Ko".
slake, Wednesday evening. The sam
evening MIbs Ethel, Hoffman, daughter
of Mr. and Mra. M. St. Hoffman, became
the wife of William 8. Tutt of Alta. At
noon yesterday Miss Ethclyn Stelg and
Paul Clayton Troeger were married at
the Henry Stelg home. All of the yoJa
people will live In this vicinity.
xPP - r- 1Y GOODNESS ! A3 StN
V ' ( AS ONE 'SIMMERS DOWN
llisss5 " e STARTS
From the Cincinnati Enquirer.
PURGELL KILLS DAUGHTER
Gambler Shoots Girl During Quarrel I
with His Wife.
MAY AFFECT INVESTIGATION
Testimony "Which Wns Counted On
ns Dnsls of Indictment of Police
officer Mny IVoiv He
HEW. YORK, Feb. H.-Jamcs Purcell,
the yetera'n, gambler, who testified before
tliq aldermantc. .committee last week .tljat
he had paid police .graft over a period
of seventeen years, quarreled early today
with his wife In .their apartment, and.
began shooting. Mrs., Purcell fainted,
but wild bullets struck' their 18 year old
daughter Agnes, who lay cowering In bed
and killed her almost instantly) Thinking
he had murdered both women, Purcell
surrendered himself to the police.
The gambler was so hysterical when he
staggered Into a police station that ho
was unable to give a coherent account of
the affair. He end Ills wife had quarreled
nearly all night, he said, until he at last
lost control of himself and rushed at her
with a revolver. Four shots were fired,
two of which sirucK the girl. One pierced
her breast nnd right arm; another
plowed through her left arm. Her body
wns taken to tho morgue. The tragedy i
mar have an Impottaat taring or. the
graft Investigation now being pushed by
Ulstrlof Attorney Wl.l man. Purcell h
testimony, given last Friday, resulted In
the suspension of two police .captutus
and his story was being counted on as
the basis of indlc ments With him 1.
a cell, charged w 1. homicide, his test!-
mony may be invalidated.
Whitman Considers Case.
Mr. Whitman was apprised of the sltuu-
tlon this morning and will hold a confer-
encc with the prisoner with a view tc
dcteriilnlng whether there is back of
the tragedy anything
appeur 011 the surface.
"Jimmy" Hurcell was at one tlmo n
partner In gambling of Herman Rosen
thal, for whose murder cx-Pollee Lieu
tenant Charles Becker and. four gunmen
are In the death house nt Sing Sing.
Since his testimony against the system,
Purcell told the police today, he had been
shunned by his friends as a "squealer"
and "hounded by the cops." Even his
wife was ashamed of him. He became
morose and sullen. Early last night they
quarreled, They were still at It at dawn;
then came the shooting.
"I guess you want mo." said the gam
bler a little later as he slouched up to the
desk at a station house near his apart
ment. "For what?" demanded the lieutenant.
"For murder," tuld Purcell. Then ho
told his story.
(innrdlni) for Philanthropist.
FORT DODGE. Ia.. Feb. H.-Judge C.
B. Albrook today decldej to appoint a
permanent guardian to manage the
affairs of L. S. Coffin of Fort Dodge, la.,
a well known Iowa philanthropic. Coffin
is a prominent prohibitionist and has
been candidate for governor on the "dry"
' with The
The Cook's Troubles
Congestion of Big
CI 1 T) n . TXT
WASHINGTON'. Feb. 14.-The conges
tion of appropriation bills In tlm house
has put dcniocrntlo leaders to Urging 11
sweeping reform In the appropriation sys
tem and seeking a way of cxtricutlng
the house from its present position wltn
out making a record fur expenditures.
With half a dozen of the main Hppto
prlatlon measures piled Up for action nnd
the aggregate-of appropriations -threatening
tit run far over the 1 1,000,000, MO
murk, tlm leaders find two plutls avail
able, vather the appropriation hills 11s
framed wlttltelrJWiislly' IndreiiHtd total
must, -bo rushed through In tho few rov
initlnlng days of the session or .tho houso
must go on record ns being unable to
completo Its work and allow tlm appro
priation bills to go over until the spe
cial session. Neither courso is taken
us fully agreeable.
Jn the lace of this dilemma the lead
t.ra liro domalunllg that b(,foro thc mni
nettles down to maUo Its appropriations.
a system bo evolved to provide for the
division of public funds among tlm vari
ous purposes to which money must Im
expended. Ilepri'sentntlvo Fitzgerald,
chairman of the appropriations commit
tee; Representative Shirley of Kentucky,
: formc,. Hpeukei. Cnnlon ,, Mlnorltv
Lea(ler M(inn . ,
s1b1 that r(,form ,H
. Ueprcm.ntatlvo shr , tlle nuUlol. of
) IM0,uU ,(J )aca , , ,
, ba nI,proI)rlRte(, , vm llmlcr tne
. wouM t)o fu,)lB ,o
VMlmu airorlt11f rummU,cts.
J Tho economy advocate on tho dctu-
' ac B(1 of 1B h()UstJ were uctlvo
day n Ujcp pUiB fQr Uw npprj
nrlallom) ,mt u mu(le , j,,,
I,, upl)ropiut,OM b ,helr Bpecl(l
object ,m" attack. Opponents of a large
nuvy, following a series of conference",
were prepared to uttnek the two battle
ship provision of the bill and there were
many threats of flllbunters to prevent
the passage of tho bill at this session.
WIFE MURDERER HANGED
AT NATIONAL CAPITAL I
WASHINGTON. Feb. H. - Samuel 1
Rauen. tlm first man to be hanged in '
the District of Columbia during the ad
ministration of President Taft, went to 1
his death today. He was convicted of
wife murder. President Taft declined
to Interfere with the carrying out of
The president lunt month granted a
respite to Rauen. who was to have been
hanged on January 21. On January 30
the convicted man's attorney went to the
White house to appeal to the president
and finding a Sunday school delegation
being received by President Taft, stepped
Into line. Through this means he got a
personal Interview with the chief execu
tive and the respite was granted.
During the Taft administration there
had been seven convictions for murder In
tho first degree in the district, but no
executions. The president commuted two
death sentences. Rauen not only shot
his wife to death, but also hilled his
iThe National Capital
Friday, February 1-4, I OKI.
I District of Columblu appropriation bill
1 InlArulalM rrinltllftrp,, rrimmlttfn rwiMkl'l.
I e- rallio-id vpinatToti bill.
1 Illvcr nnd harbor appropriatlonblll re- '
' Tlir lloitsc. I
I Southwest traffic utiujuc t of shlpplus
I trust Investigation.
lfrniurif ruiiiiiiiiier nouio Aiashdii
I plea for legislation permitting entry mn
1 tn prun r i'l cIh'iiis lo court
1 1'atftfJl diplomatic aim consular appro
pi latlon bill carrying I3.TC4 64I.
Began debate oil annual pension appro
priation bill, carrying UM,30O,0CiO.
MOREHEAD SIGNS CODE BILL
Statutes as Revised by Commission .
Are Laws of State. I
EBERHARDT MAKES ADDRESS
Governor of Minnesota Sny All
States Slnst Spe;ul Jlore Money
for the Prevention of
LINCOLN, Ncb Feb. H.-(H(U'Cla Tela
grum.) apvcrnof Moreheaa haw .slitliud
home- roll No. 1, which makes the code,
as revised by a commission, the law ot
"N'ebrn SNA', aw welt as Minnesota, tntist
spend money for the euro of preventable
diseases," said Governor H be rim nit of
Minnesota, In addressing tho two houses
of -the statu legislature this morning.
"Seven pcoplu lit each state are dying
each -day of dlscune which could bo pre
vented. It will cost a little money, but
It must be done,"
Tlm governor suggested 11 otean-tip of
the city streets ns one means of stopping
tho sprend of disease. ,
Governor Eborhardt formerly lived In
Dixon county. Neb., where ho will visit
relatives utter leaving here.
A bill for compulsory connection of tele
phone systems, drafted In the Interest of
small companies of tho state, pussed the
house, unanimously thin morning, it
had been defeated In several former legis
latures, Governor Orders
Prize Fight Stopped
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 14. (Special Telegram.)
Healing that a prize fight was 'to be
pulled off at rOand Island In the. near
future, Governor Morchcad wlriTl'. the
sheriff today to stop the flght'und arrest
ACCUSED FREM0NTERS .
! CLEARED BY COMMISSION
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 14.-(Speclal Telegram.)
-Frank Dolezcl nnd F. W. Button, tho
Fremont attorneys who were charged
with tampering with evidence In the
suitcase mystery caso from Fremont In
that they caused clothes of blood to be
placed In n suitcase, In order to show j
that a murdered Infant was brought 1
from Omaha Instead of being deprived '
of Its life In Fremont, had their final
hearing and argument this afternoon be.
foro thc bur commission oind will not
be disbarred from practice, tho commis
sion declaring there was not sufficient
evidence to Justify tho charge.
SALOON LIMIT BILL KILLED
AND LEGISLATURE ADJOURNS
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 14. (Special Telegram )
The house today killed II, R. 6. by
Anderson of Kearney, providing tho .lum
ber of saloons shall be, limited to mm
for every 1,000 people In wet towns. The
Judiciary committee reported the bill fr
J Indefinite postponement and the luitaa
accepted the report . wtlhotit ' discussion.
Anderson was not present.
Both house and senate adjourned until
Monday at 10 a. 111. and 2 p. in. re
spectively. Bath Tub Trust Held
Guilty of Conspiracy
DETROIT. Feb. 14 -Tl:e so-called bath
tu' trust was today found guilty of
criminal conspiracy In restraint of trad
' i, i...., i .i, i,,ii(wi Mints .luirlt
I y u Jllry lhe nlteil otates district
tourt. The act, as charged. Is a
inttdemeanor und. tho penalty provider
Imprisonment net exceeding one year or
a fin of &0U0, or both.
KECKLEY OBJECTS TO
TREATMENT OP HIS'
FREIGHT RATE BILL
York County House Member Stirs Up
Railroad Charge Issue in
RESENTS COMMITTEE ACTIOK
Tells House He Wa3 Not Given Due
QUESTION PERSONAL PRIVILEGE
One Member Intimated His Talk
BILL PUT OVER ONE WEEK
t'hnlrmnn IJxplttlns lie Wns filmpl)
Srrftlnir Full Information, but
Krcklry Didn't Take It
tlinl Wny n Tlnir.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCdLN. Feb. l4.-(8peclal.)-The
proposed , reduction of freight rates by
tlu legislature, without regard to tho
State Hallway, commission, was the one
big question beforo the house, brought
up this nftcrnoon, by Keokley of York,
who, rising to a question of personal
privilege, uae n talk on his jrcoatment
nt tho hands of tho railway committee
before which ho appeared last night. Thc
action of to committee wns defended by
Hclllger, chalrmun. nnd Stephen of Mer
lick, a member. Keckloy wanted the
committee lo mnko it report on his bill
last night, but ,lnsteud It went over for
a week so tho committee could get more
facts In the case.
Knckley said, after telling about being
the author of tho bill to reduce frelgl.l
rates 20 per cent: "That bill went to
tho rulli (mil committee and was ills
cussed lust night. I iiskei) the committee
to report the bill back to' the houso and
1 was not particular what report It
made. J told tho committee I was not
competent to discuss freight rates with
the railroad experts. I' wanted to show
my data upon which tho hill was bused
to tho committee of thc Whole nnd not
bo compelled to show my hand to tho
Forced to Nliovr Ilnnil.
"But tho committee. Insisted that I
show why the hill .should be passed, In
stead of compelling tho freight experts
to show why it should not be passed.
While making a running tight with tho
experts I wop forced ,to produce some
of in ydata. I; showed the committee
figures to prove thnt the people of Ne
braska In comparison with the people
of Iowa were' extartod 01H of $d,t25.O0o
last--year. The comparison showed the
comtnlttro showed that tho extoftlon In
freight ratos Is ahottt 60 par ent,"
At this Juncture .Stephen of Merrick
objected to the talk, -because It was "an
argument on a question not before the
liliru Tlmr to Tnlk.
."I )iave tliq floor and oxpect to keep It.
replied, Keckley. Then, Foster objected
and rose to u point of order. The speaker
suggested to Keckley to cut his talk
short. Regan Jumped up with a motion
to give Keckloy all the; afternoon to talk
oil the question, The 'motion was car
ried ,wlth a whoop. Foster thfcn wonted
Stephen to .have all the. morning to reply,
but .the house was In too,. much sonfuslou
to pay any attention to hint. So Keckley
continued. He told tho house lie had suf
flelent nvlrturicn enller.trtt bv the roufet'.
enco bureau from the railway commis
sions of Iowa and .Nebraska tp sljow
them that tho peoplo of. Nebraska Jiave
been over-charged for shipping freight
to an amount In the last forty year;
enough to havo built the Pnnama. cans
nnd nil the buildings needed by 'the uni
Ho sold when telling tho railroad com
mittee upout this data one meinoer saiu;
"Wo have had enough wind, now let "
get down to facts."
He said tho commlttco charged htm
with having something up his sleeve.
Continuing he Bald: "I may not know
much about freight rates, but I do know
something of tho history of rate-maklni
In this state, I know men have been
drugged here 'and have been unable to
attend to business the next day. I
know men have been taken out of iff
statee. T realize there Is no great de
mand for rate reduction out in the state,
. . . 1 1 . . . - . 1. 1 1. . .
ratea should be reduced."
Stephen then came to the defense or
the committee and Informed- the nous
Is your want
ad attending to
W li i 1 0 you're busy
about your affairs
those affairs whiob you
can't leave to others -do
you havo a want ad
attending to your most
urgent want ad task I
For, if there's some
thing which a want ud
can do for you, there's
no' need to w i the
want ad SHOULD BK
AT WORK NOW!
The Bee will take your
wants over the phone.