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The Omaha Sunday Bee
PAGES ONE TO TWELVE.
VOL. XLU-NO. tf5.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 11)13 FIVE SEOTIONS THIRrY-SLX PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
WILSON NEAR DEATH
FROM RIFLE BULL IN
Bullet Enters Window of Building
and Misses Diplomat Only
by Few Inches.
FEDERAL BATTERY IS MOVED
Ambassador Goes to Palace to Ask
Cessation of Fighting.
MADERO DECLINES TO RESIGN
Refuses to Sse Senators Who De
mand that He Quit.
DIAZ REFUSES AN ARMISTICE
Rebel Chief Snys He Will Not Xcko
tlnte I'ntll the Prenldcnt, Vice
President nml t'nliinet
MEXICO CITV. Feb. 15 The Anvl.eun
ambassador, Henry tane Wilson, hn'l a
nariow escape from being hit by a bullet
this afternoon. A rifle ball entered a
window of the embassy and missed tno
ambassador by only a few Inches.
The federal battery, the placing of
which within two blocks of the Atnervan
rp bossy hnd been protested against by
Ambassador Wilson, was moved till.
afternoon under the personal direction of
General Huerta, the federal commaandi'.".
It had been stationed In InsurgOntts
Ntt,nt whir It w-milil sween n wide r. rol I
of the Ai.icrlcati populated district, us
wi ll as attracting to the dletrict the fire
of the tcbuls.
WlWon Protects JU M micro.
Ambassador Wilson went to the ra
tional palace shortly before 3 o'cloc'c to
malto a further protest to the fedeial
commander, General Huerta, agiiludl lh'?
continuance of tho rifle fire which was
crossing tho American colony and the
Tho American ambassador also in
tended to protest against tho action of
federal troops who had mounted a ma
chine gun on a school building which
was being utilized as a refuge for for
eigners und to ask President Madero to
agree to an armistice so us to enable
tlio ambassador to remove a number of
American families A-ho still were within
the danger zone.
Mnilero RcfuscH to KcnIkii.
Francisco Madero declared today that
he would not resign the presidency of
Mexico. He said that be was legal. y
elected by the people; that ho was the
constituted president and ho would dii
before he would resign his bfflce.
Tho president's declaration was ;naj
to tho Spanish minister, Senor Jacinto
de Cologan y Cologan, who was with
tilm at tho national palace Just before
the arrival of the senate committee. The
fill I iiro of tho committee, to find the
president was becauso ho refused to see
tho senators. j
McuutorH Co t iMnce.
After an executive 'meeting in the
chamber of deputies the majority of the
senate left for the national palace to
demand the resignation of President Ma
dero. They were accompanied by Fran
cisco De la Berra and the Spanish min
ister to Mexico.
The delegation of senators had gone to
tho national palace to see President
Madero, but they did not succeed In find
From the carriages In which they had
driven there they Informed the public:
President Taft has Just telegraphed the
Biltlsh minister that American troops
nro coming to tho Mexican capital. We
consider intervention inevitable."
The Mexican senators also informed the
populace that they considered President
Madero had been defeated.
The British legations announcement of
the resignation of Madero uppears to
have been founded on misinformation
as to the result of tlie peace efforts of
Francisco do la Berra und other promt-
Din llcfllMe.i Armistice.
Ambassador Henry Lunc Wilson and
iPidro Lascuruln, the Mexican foreign
minister, were In conference for several
hours during the tisht. Their efforts to
nrrange an armistice were vain, how
ever. Diaz, the rebel leader, refused ab
solutely to hear pf peace until President
Madero and tils cabinet had resigned.
Diaz' firmness in this respect was Ir
dlcated by the activity of his Gunneii,
who continued the bombardment at in
tervals during the night and after dawn
increased their fire until it was mole
violent than at any previous stage of the
seven days' fighting.
Most of those in Mexico City who know
President Madero's constancy of purt03-3
and subbomness were pessimistic today
regarding his resignation. Others, hw
ever, believed ho would yield to, the per
sistent demand mado by men high In pun
pe lit nnrrn an I'enceiuiiker.
(Francisco de'la Barra. tho former pro
visional president, played the part of
peacemaker today and promises to be
come as notable in this crisis as he v.'oa
In the adjustment of the difficulties of
the Madero revolution, which terminated
In the overthrow of Porflrlo Diaz.
The presence of the war vessels of
three forolgn nations at the port of
Vera Cruz and the developments of the
(Continued on Page Two.)
For Omaba, Council Bluffs and Vicin
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TO HELP ODTJOAL PRICES
Railroads to Co-operate to Help
Equalize the Output.
TO STORE SUPPLY IN SUMMER
President Mohler Promises to Asfttftt
nnil Other Itonds I'm or Via
Kstnbllnh Con I
A big scheme Is on
fill, is expected to tcWrTho pressuro
on the coal supply tho pountry over, and
help to bring down coal prices not later
than next fall. The plan contemplates
tho co-operation of the railroads, which
are the biggest users of coal, with tho
coal miners and operators for a moro
equalized output and more expeditious
Representatives of tho people behind the
movement were In conference with Presi
dent Mohler of tho Union Pacific lust
week, explaining to him Just what was
desired, and the objects In view, nnd are
said to have gone away with assurances
that the Uhlon Pacific could be counted
on to assist. Other big railroads that
have nlrendy entered tho ugreement or
Indicated that they look with favor on it,
nro the New York Central, the North
western and the Burlington.
In brief the proposal is merely that all
tho big railroads establish qoal storage
yards at convenient points along their
own lines for the storage of coal which
they use for their own purposes, and j
that they place their orders for their j
coal so as to permit advanced" delivery j
of the winter supply during the summer
months. Tho roads are to agree also to (
take tlie coal and haul during the slack
period of traffic, thus releas'ng their
cars for transporting coal for commercial
business In the fall and winter when tho
pressuro Is great, alid preventing car
shortage upon which congestion at tho
mines, and consequent local dearth and
high prices are blamed. To get the rail
roads to take their coal !arly and carry
it to their own storage yards they are to
have ' compensatory prices, which tho
operators will be fable to mako if they
can keep their mines going throughout
tho year, without the usual Interruptions.
". will bo a great thing if It will work
out," said a local coal man who has been
watching the situation. "Last fall wo
simply could not get coal In Omaha to fill
orders becnuse the railroads had prefer
ence as consumers, and the coal dealer
is the man who gets the kicks."
Berger Prop.oses that
Roads During Strike
WASHINGTON, Feb. in. Tho threat-
ened tleup of fifty-four eastern railroad
by tho proposed strike of firemen was
the basis of a resolution for government
ownership of theso railroad properties
Introduced . when tho house assembled
today by Representative Borgcr of Wis
consin. Hoclallst. I
Mr. Bergcrs resolution proposed that'
In case of a strike and tleup of the rail-
WBy systems for more than a week, the
president of the United States should ue
empowered to seize the railways with nil
their terminals, belt lines, lands, ;a:
mines, workshops and other ptopertluti
on tho ground of public emergency ,md
tho right of eminent domain and to man
age, and operate them through the Pusi
offlce department until congress should
create a department of railways.
The resolution proposed that the gov
ernment operate the properties on a
workday of eight hours and pay a "fa-r
rate of wages." it would direct the sec
retary of commerce and labor to furnish
congress an estimate of the actual phys
ical valuation of the railroads, and j 11
their properties, as tho basis of gov
ernment compensation to the roads and
would Instruct the secretary of tho treas
ury to submit to congress a compre
hensive plan for financing the entire
transaction by Issuing United States
bonds at tho lowest practicable rate of
The resolution In a preamble declared
j that private ownership and management
I of railroads had been demonstrated to be
on the point of collapse; that the rail
roads in this country were the poorest
equipped nnd unsafest in any civilized
country; that It would take $9,OCO.00O.(i00
to make them comparatively safe and to
much private capital was not to be had.
Mr. Berger In a statement aserted ihat
a month's tleup of the fifty-four rail
road systems would put cities like Pitts
burgh and Indianapolis in danger of star
vation and seriously hienace New York,
Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Mil
waukee. Smelter Owned by
SAN LUIS POTOSl. Mex.. Feb. 15.-Te
Tiro General mine, ono of the large-;
properties of the Amorican Smelting and
Reflnlng properties, twenty-two miles
from ChurcaB, In San Luis Potosl btate,
has been completely looted by banlits.
An attack was made on the mini !nst
Tuesday. The maurauders were dritcii
off temporarily by Americans employ, d
at the mine.
Two of the bandits were killed. An
American named Link was seriously
woTinded. Tlie Amorlcans escorted the
women In tho camp to Charcas and to-ik
the last train out of that city to Bar.
Due to Tiny Worms
BEHL1N, Feb. 15. The roBUlts of ex-
perlmonts to find the origin of cuneor
were published today by Prof. Johannes
Flblger, director of the Pathological in-
stltute at Copenhagen. H's research"
show that -cancerous growth In the
' esophagus and stomach of rodents weia
dut to the presence In the alimentary
tract of minute worms, an Indeterminate
number of which are from the common
kitchen cockroaoh. Prof, Flblgrr sue.
oeeded In producing coneer by feeding
tho parasites' eggs on cockroahes to rats.
The experiments are onsldered of great
Importane to seekers for a cure of
cancer, as they form the first experi
mental production of the disease.
ONE CASE OF CANCER
Sad Story of a Young Man Who
i4Fell Into Clutches of the
SySm, "Tlnntnr "
FEE COLLECTED HERE
Hornby and Dr. Wells Each Gets
Money for the Case.
MOTHER RAISES THE MONEY
Mortgages Her Home to Pay the
Charges of Operators.
VICTIM WORSE OFF THAN EVER
Aliened Cure Not Hven Tried, but
Full Cliurae Made and Col
lected, Willie Vnnnit Mnn
Suppose you were afflicted with what
appeared to be a cancer; and suppose ai
man who claimed to be n scientific mar
vel were to tell you he could euro you
wl'bout using a knife;1 and supposing
you,- widowed mother mortgaged her
home to raise the money to pay tho
"doctor" ids fee; and suppose the "doc
tor" turned you over to another doctor,
who did operate on you, and who left
you worse off than ever, and that the
first "doctor" did nothing but look on
while you were senseles-i on the operat
ing table; and tho later claimed nnd
collected his full fee, regardless of tho
fact that he had dono nothing for you,
and further that he had promised you
ho would euro you or charge you noth
ing; what would you think?
Wouldn't you believe lie had swindled
you? Thnt he had gotten a fee from
on under false pretenses?
Especially, when you found out later
that the operation had left you worse
off than you were at tho beginning; that
tho doctor who did the work admitted
that perhais a mistake hnd been made;
tlat a cut had occured whoro It was not
intended to cut? And also, that this
Tiimo doctor had told you the other doc
:or did nothing for you?
Wouldn't you he Inclined to lose your
faith In doctors?
Wtll, road of how n young man nume-d
Morse fured at the hands of "Doctor"
Hornby ol 310 North Tw'entloth street,
lake conqueror of cancer.
Story of the Morse.
Mrs. C. L. Morse nnd her two sour,
Walter and Chester, live at 5312 North
Twenty-fifth avenue. Sirs. Morso Is a
gentle littla woman, guileless almost as
a child. Dishonesty and fruud nro so
foreign to her nature that she Is slow
to conceive the possibility of their ex
istence in other hearts. She Is proud
of her boys. Hlio loves to praise them,
yet If she spoke no word one could read
her swelling heart in the fond eyes she
turns upon them.
Th" Ptldc is Justltlod for they aro
clean, honest, true-hearted, high-minded
joung fellows, strons In their lovo for
nnd devotlpn to their mother, admired
and loved by their neighbors. They work
hard while their mother keeps the home.
Their earnings go Into the common fam
The lnvesctlgutor for The Bee called
at tho Morse home one afternoon. He
foiuid three or four neighbors who had
come to speak words of sympathy and
encouragement and to bring small tokens
(Continued on boge Four.)
Three Men Killed
by the Explosion
of a Locomotive
EDGEMONT. S. D., Feb. 15.-(SpecIal
Tnlpprnm IMirtift ltllrlfntrtnn tfnlnm.n
were instantly killed at noJn today, when
tho boiler of a freight engine exploded
near Provo, the first siding east of here.
The train was westbound nnd running
less than fifteen miles an houf when the
accident happened. The deud:
ENGINEER S. P. JOIIBON.
FIREMAN GEORGE WHEELER.
BRAKEMAN CHARLES BUND
STROM. Tho body of tho engineer was blown
Into an adjoining field, the firemun wns
caught In the coal tender nnd the brake
man's body was unrecognizable. All
have been brought here awaiting action
of the coroner.
Tho train rnrrled sixty-five loads and
was within thirteen miles of the end of
the division when the accident occurred.
The engine was of tho compound mallet
In use. o damago was done to the train
and the engine trucks did not leave the
! Jf" but th" for of ,h.e "P'08' nt
( '""' "w '
Superintendent Weidenhelmer and mo
tive power experts from Alliance are on
tereu over me grouna wiiuout oeing
touched until a careful search for tho
cause Is concludcde.
Panic in School
WICHITA. Kan., Feb. 15. A panic was
caused In the Carlton publlso school jea-
terduy by the explosion of one of six
fulminate caps pupils had found and
taken to school. Harry Amey, 12 year.'
old, was tupping a pencil with one of lUt
I pam when It exnloded. Two of his tinner
J weie blown off. When quiet was restored
1 caps were found In the mouths of two
j other boys In the room. All except Amey
j escaped Injury,
MISS FMFRSON RELFASED
FROM LONDON PRISON
LONDON. Feb. 16.-Mlta Zello Kmerson.
American woman, and Silvia Pankhurst,
who reelved Jail sentences yeterday for
smashing shop windows In london, woro
released from custody today, their fine
being paid by an alleged "unknown per
son." The two women led raiders in a
shop window smashing expedition.
Drawn for The Hee by Powell.
TAFT MAKES ADDRESS
AT SHERMAN SERVICE
President Pays Tribute to Memory
of Late Vice President
SERVICE IN SENATE CHAMBER
TliU In FlrY Tlliio' Since. WiisuIiik
tain'N Term tlmt Hxecntlve
' Hun Attended Nenalon
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15.vrPrcsldent
Tuft, his cabinet, the- entire house of
ryprcbuntalivis, tho senUtu, tho supreme:
cuurt nnd the diplomatic; corps assembled
today In the senate chamber at memorial
services for tho late Vice President
James S. Sherman.
With all Its solemnity It was a scene
of color nnd dignity. Tho president was'
flanked by the somber-robed Justices of
tho supremo court and the brilliantly
dressed diplomats, arrayed In full court
costume. It was said by the senate his
torians to have been tho first time since
Washington that a president had entered
the senate chamber while congress was
Both houses suspended business to hear
addresses eulogizing the late vice presi
dent by President Taft, Speaker Clark
nnd many senators and representatives
President Tuft' Address.
The president Bald In part:
Mr. Sherman was a man wun wnom
01,0 couul CT ,, .,,
fueling better for the meeting and with a
more kindly disposition toward his fel
low men and the world at large, livery
one, high or low, who met him felt the
Influence of his good will.
"Ho loved politics; he correctly thought
thnt ho could bo engaged In nothing
moro useful to his country and becamo
u parthsun on principle. Ho camo to
believe thoroughly, and, in my Judg
ment, rightly, that tho only possible
meuns of securing effective, permanent
und Just popular government, truly rep-
resentatlvo of the people, was through
parties, und therefore he was willing to
give up much of his personal Judgment
to reconcile the views of himself and
his associates upon a few great prln-
was an Influential and leading
ncmbcr of the house during tlie contro
sien that took place over the ques -
(lo or shoula ue a U)e mcrcy
tlon whether It snouia ue pcrmiueu io
of tne miot1ty. and he stood with one
ut the KrclU Bpeakers of that body.
celebrated tho memorial of
. t .,!,.!.. ..-..,. I
mouest merieuii, uioiiiiciroii'i-
untr nt. an able statesman and a noble
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15. Captain A. P
Garden, assistant doorkeeper of the
house, was fohnd dead in his rooms late
last night, with his throat cut. An In
, 00herent note, evidently hastily scribbled
j )UBt bufore the deed, Indicated that he
had taken his life while temporarily de
ranged. Garden was appointed .from
Wheeling, W. Va., and was to have been
appointed United Stales marshal there
within the near future.
The National Capital
Saturday, IVIirunrj' 1.1, ltia.
Went into Joint session with the house
in memorial servlcos for the late Vice
Legislative steering committee! seleoted
five bills to be pushed at this session.
Adjourned to Join the senate In Sher
Public buildings bills carryjng several
Somebody Should Wake
DISPUTE- ABOUT ALBANIA
Relations Between Austria and
Russia Near Breaking Point.
POWERS EVACUATE CRETE
Ilrltlkh, (ii-rmitii, IIiimnIiiii nml Tnrh
lnh Finns Are Untiled lloivn ,
nnd Hint of tlrecoo In
VIENNA,' Feb. 15.-That rnlat,lons bj
tween AMHtrla-Hllngary and Russia urn
In a dangeroUB state of toindoh was
aguln Indicated today by an alarmist
edltorlnl published by tho Relchspost,
tho orgun of tho Austro-llungarlan liclr
appartiiit. Archduke-' Franz Ferdlnandi
'The writer declares that the days, of
tho,' conferences between thu ambassa
dors of tho powers In London nre numbered,-
''as tho differences existing be
tween Russia and Austria-Hungary on
Albanian questions nre far too great to bo
bridged over by such means." Ho ndds
that the London conferences could nut
bo expected to be successful In -tlut
whlotf 1 Prince Hftncnloe-Waldenburg-
Schllllngsferst failed to achieve when he
carried an autogrnph letter from Em
peror Francis Jnsoph of Austria to Em
peror Nicholas of Russia.
1'iMvern Evacuate Crete,
ATHENS, Greece, Fob, 15. Tlie island
of Cmtu was finnlly evacuated by the
protecting iowcrs, Great Britain, Rusila.
Franco and Italy today und tho Greek
flag was hoisted among enthusiastic
demonstrations, by tho Cretans.
A British cruiser this morning landed
a detachment of bluejackets In Bud a
bay, and theso men hauled down th
flags of the powers, which have flown
tdnco 1S5S, as well as that of Turkey
The flags were handed ovor to tho con
suls of the respective countries, that of
Turkey being placed In charge of tho
Governor West Has
Fight With Reporter
haLEM, Ore., Feb
15. Qovernor Os-
wa)ll west and Frank Ii. Perkins, a
i newspaper man, came to blows last night
tl0 capltol rotunda. Nelthur was
visibly Ipjured by the set-to.
Considerable feeling has existed on the
governor's part over articles published
by a Portland newspaper which Perkins
Is conducting. Responsibility for these
. articles tho governor placed on Perkins.
ramin wuo .-uihcimi .u.u .
utors when Governor AVest overheard a
j remark he thought naa Been uuurcsseu to
i him by PerklnB. Tho state executive de-
mnnded to know of PerKlns ir tne news-
1 nnr,. man tlllfl RtlOUpn t f, him.
"No, sir, I uia not
Hot words led to blows, In the mlxup
Perkins fell or was knocked to the floor
nnd Governor West landed on top of
him. For a few moments the pnlr
thrashed about the floor, hitting and
striking at each other until they were
finally pulled apart, when they went
their separate ways.
DETROIT, Feb. 15.-Judgo Cluranco
W. Sessions, In the federul district court,
today Imposed fines ranging from $1 to
$10,000 on tho fourteen Individual und
thirteen corporation defendants convicted
yesterday In tho trial of the so-culled
Bathtub trust for criminal conspiracy In
restrnlnt of trade.
THREE THOUSAND MEN
LONIX)N, Feb. 15. Tho Montenegrins
lost 3,000 men In a futile attack February
13 agulnst the Turks on the heights-of
Tarabosch and Bldltza, dominating the
fortress of Scutari, according to a dis
patch received today from Constantino
ple. The Turks captured six guns.
Omnibus Measure Carries Nearly
Twenty-Six Millions of
LINCOLN IS GIVEN $175,000
Million Dollar la Appropriated for
Court Houses nml Pontotf leea
In Clinlriiiiui Underwood's
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. The omnibus
public building bill carrying tbtnl appro
priations of J25,OI3,tdO was reported today
to tho house. It proposes a new building
for the Interior department not to ex
ceed In cost S2,500,00u exclusive of site.
Other "authorizations" In thq bill, which
Chairman Burnett explained did not ac
tually approprlato money but which need
to bo acted on by tho appropriations com
mittee, provided for Jl.OOO'.OOO for a now
federal building ut Birmingham, Ala.,
home of democratic leader Underwood;
VIO.OOO for a new postofflco slto In Chi
cago, homo of Minority leader Mannf
Memorial anphlthcnter at Arlington
National cemetery nt Arlington, fSAOOO,
with n limit of J7GO.OO0.
Subtteastiry and other bf flees nt St.
Louis, J200.000; limit $1,000,000,
Improvement of postofflce nnd court
house at Kanais City, Mo., $150,000; limit
Offlco building at Washington for
geological survey, reclamation service,
Indian bureau, bureau of mines and
other Interior' department bureaus, $500,
000, with limit of $?,K,000.
Tho bill Includes theso Items of Increases
In tho limit of cost of buildings whoso
acquisitions of site nnd building enlarge
ments previously has been nuthorlxed:
Texas Corpus Christ!, $70,000.
Money for Lincoln.
Tho bill directs the enlargement or Im
provement of government buildings within
tho limit of cost:
California Oakland poBtofflce and ou
tom house, $75,(00.
Nebraska Lincoln postofflce and court
Buildings nro authorized within these
limits of cost on grounds now owned or
previously authorized to be acquired by
Arizona Douglas, $100,000.
California Bukersfleld, $100,000.
Colorado Durango, $100,000.
Montnna Kallspell. $100,000.
Texas Kl I'imo, $300,000; Yoakum, $05,000.
Washington Klllsburg, $75,000; Aber
deen, $1)2,500; Seattle, $300,000. .
Purchase for 'cites are authorized In
Dallas, Tcx $300,000, and Las Vegas, N.
Get Federal Cash
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.-(Speclal Tel
egram.) Four Nebraska towns received
honorable mention In the public building
bill reported to the house today. L.n
coin gets $175,000 toward building 4 new
addition to the preterit federal building:
Chadron, $110,000; Aurora, $10,000, and Mc
In Iowa, Charles City Is lecognizuj by
an appropriation of $70,000; Washington
gets $00,000; Maquoketa, $r0,000, and Gun
nel I, $00,000.
Rcdfleld, S. P;, was awarded $CO,u00 at d
Belle Fourche, $75,000. .
LEGISLATURE MOURNS DEATH
OF MEMBER ILL IN HOSPITAL
TACOMA, Wash , Feb., 15. Whllo tha
death of Representative Frunk L. Sweet
was being announced today In the Btate
legislature, nnd his desk wna covered
with crepe Hnd flowers, his wife and
duughter were visiting him here In a
hospital. Before the error became known,
tho legislature had appointed a commit
tee to attend the funeral.
AND FIND LITTLE
UVumerous Investigating Committees
at Lincoln Fail to Uncover
Much by Efforts.
WAGES PAID WORKING GIRLS
Lincoln Department Stores to Be
Given Clean Bill.
PHONE PROBE SCARCELY MOVES
Chairman Shipley Roused by Efforts
of the Lobby.
BOARD OF CONTROL BILL UP
Committee In Senate Appointed to
Cnnvnsa Vnrlonn Mensnrew Makes
llemlurny, TnUlnnr OI1U 11111
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Feb. 15.-(8pedal.) State of
ficers nnd others who uru to be Investi
gated by various Investigating commit
tees nt tho Instigation of this virtuous
democratic house nre .still in suspense
while waiting for tho spirit to move the
modern Sherlocks to get busy. I'nlest
committees got busy and convict some
body or glvo those under Indictment a
olean bill. It Is possible It will be neces
sary for the accused ones to have a
grand Jury convened to Investigate the
Tho special committee appointed to In
vnttlgnto tho wages paid working; girls,
nnd the conditions under which thc
work, sponsored By Jerry Hownrd, ha
about concluded Its work on Lincoln and
will give the department stores hero a
clean bill. The committee discovered the
wages ranged from to $30 per week
and tho conditions under which the girls
worked were tho best. H wns also dis
covered thnt In nearly all Instances tho
girls whoso wages are small are home
girls whose people live hero and who havt
Tho commltteo to Invcstlgate.tho tele-
phono combine and Its relatlonsnlp to
the legislature tins done nothing yet. hut
Its chairman Is getting mighty w.uui
under the collar at one member of the
telephono lobby, ut least. The chairman,
Hhlpley of Dodge, said he aa ap
proached Ijy G. II. Pratt of Omaha, w.io
began to, argue with, him regarding tfle
phono bllM now pepdlng.
Hhlpley promptly told Pratt to cha,sa
himself, or wotds to that effect, and )ie
announced further thnt If th,8 activity
of- this man keeps up there will be
r It seems never to havo occurred to
those who aro bothered,, with a bunch of
whispering lobbyists that tho untl-lobhy
law provides a punishment for- violations
of Its provisions and tha lobbyists colli 1
bo arrested for discussing pending legis
lation with members, except as th'.y
appear at regular committee meetings.
It seems to be the general Impression
hero among members und; others that
If one registers as a lobbyist he can do
anything In tho way of lobbying without
MiiUcm 'oiiiinrlon of KnrnlnRa at
(From a Staff Correspondent,)
LINCOLN, Feb, 15.-(Spcclal.)-.Kckley
of York, who lined up tho railroad com
mltteo of the houso yesterday because
ho alleged the members had not treated
j 'dm with respect, has compiled bunch
of statistics regarding railway mlr!sr
and earnings In Iowa and Nebraska.
Theso are the figures Mr. Keckley de
sired to present to tha committee of tha
whole, of tho house, but the standing
committee made him hand out most of
them at Us recent meeting. Following
are some of tho figures he will use In
trying to convlnco the legislature that
a SO per cent reduction of freight rates
would be Justified:
1908 4.902.221WB 9,823.34
1W 4,026.071900 , 9,8I3
1910 6,031. 061910 9,781.65
1911 0,131.871911 9.871.Sli
Net earnings per mile of road;
Does not Include
the St. Joseph &
flrnnd Island and the Union Pacific.
IDoes not Include tho St. Joseph &
HISTORICAL hoCIKTy TO WAIT
PrnctlenI Certainty that No IlutlU
liiK Will He 1'roTlded.
(From a Staff Correspondent )
LINCOLN, Feb, 15. (Special.) It Is t
certainty, oh much as anythlntr can be a
certainty before it happens, thut tho
State Historical society will get'no levy
to raise money for the completion of Us
building. In fact the finance committee
Mr. Merchant: Did you
know that many of
Omaha's most success
ful advertisers use hoth
tho display and the clas
sified columns of The
Bee. They find it profit
able to keepa little
"Want Ad working for
them all tho time. It's a
business getter that
small ad back in tho
classified pages so in
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