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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMIAVEEKLY TRIBUNE.
r v - v E 5 LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE COM. MITTEE FINISHES ITS WORK. ADVISE NUMEROUS REFORMS PreJImlnary Draft of Report of Senate and House Committee on Leglo- latlve Procedure and Budget. Following; Is the report of the Joint sen to and house commlttco oil reform In leglslatlvo' procedure and budget which tuut been at work slnco the adjournment of the. last session of the Nebraska legis lature. The Investigation was conducted by correspondence for a period of nine months with persons familiar with legis lative practice In tho various states of the union and other countries. Several hun dred letters wero written nnd answers se cured Great Interest was manifested In the In Testlgutlon by governors, legislators and students of political science In other otatcs. In addition to tho correspondence member of tho committee visited in per son the provinces of Manitoba. Saskatche wan, Alberta and British Columbia. In western Canada and made a Hrst-hand study of the methods of government In use In those provinces. To Honorable John If. Morehead and Members of tho Thlrty-fourth Session of tho Nebraska Legislature: . The Joint committee of the senate and the house, appointed under a resolution of tho thirty-third session of the Nebraska legislature to make a careful study of methods of legislative procedure In other fltates and countries. Including tho prep aration of tho budget and appropriation of money for public expenses, and to formu late a report and recommendations upon these subjocts, herewith submits its find ings. We recommend tho following schedule: A. Bllla. 1. Size, style, type, margin, etc. Paper Same quality as that used for thirty-third session Nebraska legislature. Size 7xll inches, the same as used In Wisconsin. Type 10 point, with nonpareil (C-poInt) slugs between lines. ' Size of type pages 5x8 inches. Display headings not more than 1 Inches at top of bill, using tho samp words for heading as In the thirty-third session 'Nebraska legislature. 2. Amendatory bills. Use the same form as that used In Wisconsin, viz.: Now matter In italics. Old matter to be omitted with horizontal black line across faco (canceled letters). 3. Enrolling and engrossing bills. Use Wisconsin plan, viz.: Engrossed Mils typewritten, enrolled bill printed with different headings, with different typo and upon different sized paper from that used in printing for regular bill flies. Sufficient copies of enrolled bills shall bo printed to supply members and furnish secretary of state's office for use In mak ing certified copies of laws. 4. Bill drafting. The establishment of a bill drafting division of tho legislative reference bureau on lines similar to the one now in ervlce in Wisconsin. Service by thl division shall be rendered to members of the legislature upon signed requisition from members and without charge. 5. Bill flics. For the use of tho senate during tho bcssIoii House bill files shall be made up so as to- Include only those hills which have already passed the house, thereby avoiding the great bulk of unused bills upon the desks of members. A similar plan' shall .be used In the house for sen ate bills. C. Number of bills. ' In order to check the Introduction of unnecessary bills, and at the same time afford the peoplo a fulr hearing In tho legislative halls for their demands, a rule hall be adopted In both houses providing that members shall Introduce such bills only as they are willing to give their per gonal e idorsement und defend before the committees and upon the floor. B. Legislative Publications, 1. Journals. A printed dally Journal of the day's pro ceedings shall be placed upon tho desk of each member upon the next following legislative day. The presiding officer at the proper time each day shall call for corrections of the printed Journal. When all corrections aro agreed to tho corrected record shall at onco he transmitted by the chief clerk or secretary to the official printer, who shall proceed to print from the corrected typo forms tho full number of Impressions required for the bound vol umes of the house and senate Journals. This process shall bo repeated from day to day so that ut the close of the session the full edition of both Journals shall be printed and require only Indexing and binding to be ready for public distribu tion. 2. Other publications. That printed calendars of commlttco meetings, subject Indoxen of bills. Intro duced and their order of hearing before Main Causes of Dependency. Enumerating the causes of depend ency or homelesancBS, MIbs Etta Ca ton, state agent for dependent chil dren, declared In a paper read before tho second annual conference of state and local health officers at Lincoln that drunkenness and Immorality or the social evil are the main causes. She gave figures based on a hundred cases takon In hand by the homo for dependent children. In forty-nine of these cases drink was one of the causes of trouble and In alxty-slx cuses the social evil played a part. KEDI COMMITTEE REPORT committees and In each house be pre pared and printed dally during tho ses sion In such form and manner ns will secure tho most adequate knowledge by the public Interested In the progress of legislation, C. Legislative Printing. 1. Letting of contracts. For the legislative printing of tho H Ui session of tho Nebraska legislature, tho stato commissioner of printing Is re quested to proparo specifications, Invite bids and let contracts In nceordanco with tho foregoing recommendations und pur suant to the resolution of the senate and houne of the thirty-third session of the Nobraska legislature. To tliut end ho Is requested to confer nnd co-operate with the chairman and secretary of the Joint commlttco presenting this repot t. D, Committees, 1. Names and membership. The rutcs shall provide for the following commit tees with mumbetshlp annoxed: Senate 3 3 m 3.5" as- C. 3 Accounts nnd expenditures, b C Agriculture 5 7 Banks and currency C 7 Constitutional amendments und federal relations 6 7 Drainage, Irrigation nnd water power (combined) 5 10 Education (Including university and normal schools and library). S 10 Enrolled and engrossed bills... 3 7 Finance, ways and means 7 9 Claims and deficiencies S 5 Fish and game :i 5 Highways, bridges and feirles 7 D Insurance... G 1 Judiciary 7 9 Labor 3 5 Live stock and grazing 5 & Manufactures, retail and commerce 1 (combined) 6 10 Medical societies C G Miscellaneous coiporatlons G 7 Miscellaneous subjects 6 G Miscellaneous affairs G G Municipal nff atis G G Privileges and elections G 7 Public Institutions (including n sano hospitals, reform bchools, and other asylums, soldiers' homes, state penitentiary, deaf, dumb and blind Institutes, pub lic lands und buildings) , 7 24 Railroads 6 S Revenue and taxation 7 7 School lands and funds 3 G Rules und resolutions (combined). G 3 Standing committees 7 7 Note: In the above list of senate com mittees are 27 committees with a total membership of 139, compared with 42 committees with 235 members at the thirty-third session. In addition to tho committees consolidated with other com mittees tho following hitherto existing senate committees aro omitted, their work, where any existed, devolving upon other committees: Apportionment G Employes 7 Internal Improvements '. G Public charities G Military affairs G Public printing 6 Counties and county boundaries 6 8 3 S3 3 c? House 3 jjj wi? re S-ro 2L c-j 2.1s 2 P- 3 Accounts and expenditures 6 11 Agriculture 11 1G Banks and blinking . 0 1G Cities and towns 11 1G Claims and deficiencies (combined) 11 22 Constitutional amendments 7 11 Corporations 9 9 Education (Includes university and normal schools, public schools and libraries) 11 33 Irrigation, drainage and water uowcr (first two combined, last one added) 11 . 20 Engrossed and enrolled bills 3 9 Fees and salaries 7 9 Finance, ways and means 11 1G Fish culture and game.r 7 9 Insurance 9 1G Judiciary 11 16 Labor '. 7 14 Llvo stock and grazing 7 S Manufactures, retail and commerce (combined) E 14 Medical societies 6 11 Miscellaneous subjects 11 11 Privileges and elections 7 11 Railroads 9 1G Revenuo and tnxatlon 11 11 Roads and bildges 11 16 Rules and resolutions (resolutions added) G 7 School lands and funds.'. 7 11 Stato institutions (Includes In sane hospitals, other asylums, public lands and buildings, sol diers' homes, state penitentiary) 11 49 Telegraph, telephone and electric companies 9 16 Noto: In the above list of house com mittees are 2S committees with a total membership of 23S. comp.iicd with '47 committees with 490 members at tho thirty-third session. In addition to the committees consolidated with other com mittees, the fpllowlng hitherto existing house committees are omitted, their work, where any existed, devolving upon other committees: Apportionment 9 Benevolent institutions 7 County boundaries, county seats and township organization 9 Employes 7 Federal relations 7 Immigration 9 Internal improvements 7 Militia 9 Mines and minerals 7 Public printing 9 2. Meetings. The rules shull provide that regular meetings' of committees shall be held from 9 until 12 o'clock a. in. dally, after the session bus advanced to tho stage of committee work upon bills; that a sched ule exhibiting tho time and place for meetings of each committee each week during the period of aetlvit committee work shall be prepared und printed; that the schedulo shall be so arranged for different days und hours as to secure full Reliable reports from all parts of the stato that people are shooting ducks leads many lovers of hunting to tho conclusion that the federal gnmo regulations aro a farce so far as en forcement In Nobraska Is concerned. State Game Warden Rutenbeck Is ready and willing to co-oporato with tho fcdoral authorities, but he has been unable to get any definite In formation as to what Is desired of him. As a result ho is making but little ef fort to enforce the fodoral regulations against spring shooting of duks and geo3e. membership of each committee at meeV Inge without interfering with meetings ol othor committees. Tho rules shall provldo for Joint meeting of tho senate, and house committees on llnunce, ways nnd moans, claims and such others ns may seem advisable. 3. Committee work a"ud roll calls. Tho rules shall provldo that Una! uctlon In reporting bills from committees shall be taken only In tho regular daylight hours of commlttco meetings and that a bill shall bo reported for tho general HIo of tho house of senate only when a majority of nil tho mombeis of tho committee do claro thcmsolves In favor of the bill and Willing to defend and promoto It upon the floor In committee of tho whole. The rules shall. provide that ii record of tho vote In standing committees. ,whero n division occurs in the committee, shall be kept. Accessible to the public during tho session nnd shall be Med with tho secretary of stato ut tho session's close. E. Employes. 1. List of employes. Tho rules shall provldo for the follow ing schedule of regular employes for, tho house and senate, and no more. Tho stututo shall bo amended, whero neces sary to conform to the rules: V. o Officers nnd Employes of tho Semite l Secretary 1 Assistant secretaries 1 Chaplain 1 Sergeant-at-arms 1 Assistant sergeaiit-ut-anns 1 Clerk of enrolling and eiigroeslu room 1 Pages - fc'tenogiaphers Engrossing room ' 2 Cleik's ollloo ", Subject to call 2 C Messenger (Jointly with house).... ',& Bookkeeper 1 Custodians 1 Mall carrier (Jointly with house).. ,i' Postmaster 1 Janitor (to caie for all rooms) 1 Proof readers and copy holders.... 1 Clerks ' BUI loom - Finance committee (Jointly with houe) 4 Claims commute (Jointly with houfle) '. 16 Subject to call 1 4 Mimeograph or amendment clerk.. 1 Doorkeeper Watchman Note: Etra holp In thirty third session was rendered by six different persons, aggregate of 101 days, equal to two regular employes 26 2 3- Officers and Employes of the House Chief clerk J 1 1 First assistant 1 1 Second assistant, third und fourth assistants 1 3 Chaplain 1 1 Postmaster 1 1 Serge.int-ut-arms 1 1 Assistant sergeant-ut-jims 1 1 Clerks Enrolling and engrossing room 1 Bill room' 4 Judiciary committee ...- I Finance committee and claims committee 1 Mlmeogr.ipher 1, Subject to call 2'10 i3 Stenographers For clerk's odlco 2 For enrolling and engrossing room 2 Subject to call 4 8 9 Timekeeper and lK)okkeepcr 1 3 Mall carrier (Jointly with senate). '.4 1 Custodians 2 IS Messenger (Jointly with senate).. Vj 1 Pages 2 G Proof readers 3 Poiter 1 Day and night watch 2 Notary ." , 1 Door und gate keepers 3 Noto: Extra help In thirty-third H session was rendered by 14 dlf- ferent persons, nggtegute of 233'4 days, equal to 3 icgulut employes 3 31 71 2. Employes' wages. A comparison of thu cost of tho neces sary help to run the legislature with the cost of leglslatlvo help In the thlrt -third session bus been mado upon the basis of full tlmo for 90 days for each regular em ploye, as follows: Cost of employes as per this commit tee repoit: Estimated Actual Cost Cost of 33d Sessmn Houso lA S.400 J30.35S Senate C,7.0 21.G03 $13,210 JM.SG3 Estimated saving to the state by adop tion of the committee's report of (60,053. 3. Overtime. In order to abolish tho ubuso of oer tlme nnd tho absence of t-mployes from their duties during the' leglslatlvo session, a rule shall bo m.u'c lequlrlug all em ployes to check their time In and their tlmo out each day of so: vice during the session. 4. Selection of employes. A rule shall be adopted providing for tho election by ballot of the mombuts of the following olllcers In each housu; Senate Secretary, chaplain, scrgeant-ut-arms, postmaster. Housu Chief cleik, first assistant clerk, second nssUtant clerk, chaplain, sorBeant-at-arms, assistant HcrgtHiut-.it arms, postmaster. Other employes of tho senate shall bo chosen 'by the president pro teinport- and secretnr ; In tho huuhe by the upeiki-r and chief clerk. Any appointed i uipluyo shall be subject to lemoval liv the ap pointing power or by a twn-thllds totu of tho house which he serves Farmers In eastern England fre quently have to contend with the drouth the sumo as the Nebraska farmer. This was emphasized recent ly when the owner of a largo e.stnto near Norfolk. England, asked the agricultural engineer at Iho Nebraska university farm for Infotmatlon i- gardlng silos. Hoot crops, upon which tho winter herds dopotul for feed, aro frequently a complete failure on ac count of tho summer drouth. Silos nro wanted In thut section to mal;o possible the supply of succulent uud more economical feed. Smart Motor and Sports Hats -tf - jJJBflwX-2liflflflE!43MflfeBM&skw . isisssssssHHsi' T NEW kind of hut. which might be called an aristocrat In millinery If thero wore no other way of describ ing It, has been brought out In this country. It has already won tho dis tinction of being Imported by tho French and English from America. This reverses the usual order of things and may mark the breaking of the first wavo in a turning tide. Three examples of . hats mado in thlg new way and designed for motor ing and for outdoor sports are pic tured here. The bodies of theso hats are made of ailk fibre or specially pre pared millinery braids or chenille or yarns. There Is no supporting frame of -wire or buckram. Tho materials used nro manufactured with a tiny wiro core and tho hat woven of them needs no other support. It is as pli able as a flno Panama and can be ad justed in any way tho wearer likes. It is possiblo to turn tho brims up from tho faco or down over tho eyes and tho hat rarely needs a pin to fas ton it. The auto hat shown is made of yarn in a light leather brown. It Is trimmed with a tubing crocheted of a heavier yarn to match and provided with a handsomo chiffon motor veil in tho same color. TIiIb veil is cleverly ad justed over the hat, passing through short slits at each side, which aro mado in tho brim at tho buso of tho crown. Tho veil may bo pulled down over tho face when wanted. Three New Pieces F ANY ono thing demonstrates how forceful tho appeal of tho purely decorative in apparel is, as compared to the simply useful, It is tho Increas ing demand for lingcrio ribbons. Rib bon ornaments for decorating under muslins, and garments made wholly or In part of ribbon, havo ceased to bo called novelties, they aro regular stock in trade. Tho designer of lingerie must give fully as much time to lis decorative features as to cut and materials, and alto has taken unto herself ribbons that they may help out In tho play of Imagination which la expressed In decoration rather than in design. Theso Idoaa havo captivated women- they allow them to Indulgo tho feml nlno lovo of luxury at small cost. Threo of tho nowest ribbon plocos aro pictured here. Thero Is an ad justable ornamont mado of satin rib bon an inch and a half wide. It con sists of a Bir.all bov. with fhreo hang ing ends and one short ond spring ing from four short loops. Small daisies made of baby ribbon, and mil linery stamens, aro set in tho loop and on two of tho ends. Omamonts of this kind nro provided with llttlo safety pins so that they can bo transferred from ono garment to anothor, and they aro mudo up In any light color tho wearer may fancy, with yellow almost as popular as blun and pink. An undor bodico (or corset cover) Is mado of very wldo mossallne rib bon trimmed with laco. It Is plaited into a tapo at tho bottom and fastens ovor tho shoulders with ribbon tiea At the right of tho plcturo tho Btnartest of "sports" hatB is mnllo with a bright green crown and a black and white brim. A gay Roman Bash In strong brilliant colors Is laid about tho hat and held in place by straps mado of material like that In the crown. For golfing, motoring, or any othor out-of-doors pastime, it la a mnrvol of beauty and convenience. At the top there Is a hat made of a strong blue silk fiber braid for tho street or general outdoor wear. At tho right aldo a spray of grayish green grass springs from tho brim edge, to which It is bound with a nnrrow velvet ribbon in dark blue with a pln-stripo in white at tho edge. One must Imagino tho color schemes in theso hatB to apprcclato how good looking they are. Thero is no way of describing tho texturo unless ono com pares it to a close-mndo Irish laco crochet. Like tho best hats for mon it 1b named for its inventor and called tho Klnnard hat after tho American lady who created It. It is essentially an elegant hat and cannot bo mado cheaply, which Is a point greatly in its favor in the estimation of tho smart sot. But Its strong appeal, next to good looks, Is from a sanitary stand point and in tho matter of conve nience. It allows a free circulation ot air through tho interstices in tho shape, and is pllablo enough to bo bent in any shapo desired. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. in Lingerie Ribbons finished In a flat "cravat" bow. At tho front thero is a full bow with hanging ends, of baby ribbon termi nating tho length that Ib threaded through tho lace. This serves tho purpose of drawing tho bodico at tho top to adjust It to tho figure. With tho thin blouses and gowns for summer, which aro moro diapha nous than ovor, tho ribbon undor bodico Is a necessity, or ono similar to It of Bilk or a combination of nar row ribbon and laco insertion. A pretty rosotto bow with two hang ing ends, contorod with a smaller rosotto of baby ribbon, Is shown at tho right. It serves tho samo pur poses us tho bow already described, and Is to bo transferred from ono garment to anothor. Ribbons from ono nnd a half to two Inches In width, soft and highly lustrous, nro to bo chosen for theso boB. Considering their small cost they aro tho most effectlvo and. satisfactory of dress accessories. Thoy mako tho most elegant and welcome of gifts to women friends and they last, oven with frequent wear, a long tlmo. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. To Cleanse Veils. An excellent way to wash chiffon veils, says tho Now Haven Journal Courier, la to put them In a largo pro servo Jar with a lid. Hot soap suds mado by dissolving a good soap In boiling wator should cover tho veil In tho Jar by several Inches. Adjust tho lid and shako until all tho dirt Is re moved from tho chiffon, thcu rinse It , thoroughly. ANCIENT VALLEY OF CAROL Inhabitants on Steep Slopes In the Py renees Orientates Have Pe culiar Customs. London. Tho Valley of Carol, In tnr Pyrenees Orlontales, whoro Bnowod-up peoplo recently had to escapo from their dwollings by tho chimneys, takcB Its namo, tho Inhabitants boast, from Charlomagno. It always has been ono of tho main portals between Franco nnd Spain, nnd, though It has not at tained tho soparato status and inde pendence of tho neighboring llttlo re public of Andora, it has enjoyed for centuries a considerable degreo of In dependence. In 1399 King Martin of Aragon, by special grant, frood tho Inhabitants of this vnlloy from arrest for debt, re garding it as vital that thoy should ba In tho Valley of Carol. nt liberty to dofend tho Spanish bor der castles, which, by tho way, waB a shrewd movo on tho part of that mon arch, who ceaselessly was in feud not only with tho barons of tho mountain ous north, but with his Gallic neigh bors, tho rulors of Franco, as well. Tho customs and habits of tho peo plo of tho district aro quaint, but no doubt necessitated by topographic con ditions. Tho steep mountain sides aro Bhoorly Inaccessible. Thoro is neith er church nor priest among thorn and. their dead aro burled in coffins which, by means of long, stout ropes aro lob down tho steep rocks into tho small valley hundreds of feet bolow, and thoro taken chargo of by tho church, and intorred. Under similar condi tions theso primitive hard-living peo plo go to church. This occurs but onco a year, when In baskets tho most fearless among them aro lowered down Into tho ennyon bolow. TWO SQUIRRELS WERE DRUNK Chocolate Cocktails the Little Animals Found Sent Them Homo Staggering. Tarrytown, N. Y. -When Dud Weeks goes flBhlng ho alwayB comes back with a good catch or a good story. Re cently ho brought back both. "Ab I was going ovor on tho lake road," ho Bald, "I saw two gray squlr hels eating out of a small pasteboard box. When I approached thoy stag gered away llko drunken men. I looked at the box and saw tho reason why. It had probably fallen from an nutomobllo. I watched thoso squlrrelB as thoy tried to climb tho tree and got In tholr holo. Thoy wero JuBt llko a drunken jnnn trying to put a key in tho koyholo and had about as much buc cosb. I wont on fishing, and as I waa coming homo at night what do you supposo I saw?" "Saw them signing tho pledge," sug gested Jim Graveson, president of tho Roslyn Whool club. "No," said Wcoks, "they wero both. Bitting at tho sldo of tho lako holding a cako of ico on their heads. Thoy; woro a sick looking pair, I toll you." COFFIN CONCEALED A MURDER Sixteen Bullet Holes Were Found in Head of Dead Man When Casket Was Opened. Olean, N. Y. When Coronor Caesar Smith opened tho coffin containing tho body of William Lobarger of Bolivar, N. Y., who died at Mannlngsport, La., it was found that tho dead man had 1G bullet holes in his head. Nothing was known hero by the authorities or relatives of tbo manner in which ho met death. Tho bullet holea appear to havo been mado by a 32-callber re volver fired at short range. Tho po llco started an inquiry. Bean Shooter for Squirrels. Evunaton, 111. Georgo Wnterous waB advised by tho police to try a bean shooter to drlvo a nest of squir rels from tho attic of his home. Wa ferous had asked permission to use a .-lllo on tho pests, saying that thoy wero too wary to bo caught by traps or poison. Green Hair Causes Riot. Now York. Tho first appearance of green hair in public In this city nearly caused a riot at tho Globo theater. Several men refused to return to their seata tutor leaving tho playhouse,