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The Omaha Daily Bee
Friday, January 22, ln9.
Large Expenditure! (oi onitnic-
Discovery of Holoomb'i Ineligibility
no jAnuary909
tion and He pain Cr.
Doe Not Stop Him.
Interior Department Makes Change in
the One Previously Fixed.
Those Above Fear Thousand Caa File
at Any Time Between September
Elarbt and October One
Fruit Jobber at Capital.
Mr! Hepburn Charges that In ,
tent Hen Are in Engine 00. -
Instances Where More Than $200,000
It Spent Must Be Reported.
tmtilwil hr Mr. Hitchcock to
.pproprlata $280,000 to Doable
Ootpot ( CTermnt -Factories
WASHINGTON. Jtn. 21. 8trlcture upon
the efficiency of officer of the navy In the
care of machinery of war vessels were
uttered In tha houia today during the con
sideration of the naval appropriation bill
with the result that an amendment wii
adopted requiring the ecretary of the navy
annually to report to congress those In
stance! where mors than 1200,000 Is expended
for repairs.
After futile efforts to obtain legislation
looking to the restoration of marines
aboard ships an amendment was agreed to
to prohibit the purchase of powder "man
ufactured and aold ' In violation of" the
Sherman anti-trust law. The debate dis
closed the fact that the amendment was
directed at the Dopont oompany.
Amendment by Mr.' Hitchcock appropri
ating 1260,000 to double the government's
output of powder, and by Mr. Sherley (Ky.)
fixing the price for powder other than for
small arms at 84 cents per pound, were
Asserting In the iiouse to-day that the
machinery of war vessels Is very short
lived Representative Tawney said that con
dlton was due to the ignorance of those
in charge of the machinery. Representative
Hepburn ealtl this service s.muld be placed
In the (hands of graduates from the Naval
academy. '
Repair Bllla Too Large.
Mr. Tawney deprecated what he said were
the enormous expenditures for the recon
struction of vessels outside of ordinary re
pairs that had been In com-nlasion not to
exceed four or flvs years.- .
Mr. Hepburn Insisted on his contention
that alnce 18 W. "when competent men were
taken away from the charge of the en
gines," the Item (or repairs, mainly of the
boilers, had very largely Increased.
Th naval officers were scored by Mr.
Tawney.' He cited the case of the Alabama
and said that after getting money for re
pairs It was concluded the vessel did not
need them. "How many more vessels have
been -appropriated for on the same basis?"
he Inquired "Why.' here was a vessel on Its
, way around the world when wo wert appro
printing IAA0Q4or Its repairs." ;
Mr. Foss defended- "the naval expert and
. said tho, consolidation of the Una and staff
was a good thing for the navy. He said
the battleship fleet today was abundant
evldenc that th' naval establishment was
in a high state of efficiency.
By way of placing a limitation on the
appropriation for the marine corps Mr.
Tawney was enabled to oi'fer an amend
ment practically slml'.ar to tho one stricken
out, making It mandatory that marines
shall serve on board war vessels as here
tofore Mrsors. Tawney of Minnesota and Waldo
of N'W York urged the adoption of the
amendment after Mr. Fitzgerald had
directed a polrt of order against It. The
chair sustained the point.
Mr. Waldo succeeded In getting a favor
able decision by the chair on the admlsal
bill'y of an amendment, the -ffeet of which
was to accomplish the replacing of marines
on ships. The subject was threshed out.
Ths amendment on division was lost on
a tl vote. 41 to 41.
ny virtue of an amendment offered by
Mr. Tawney and agreed to, the secretary
of the navy Is required to report to con
gress each session a detailed statement of
the expenditures for repairs to vessels
where such expenditures or repairs exceed
$:no.O0O for any ont ship In any one year.
Th old controversy over the powder pur
chases for the nuvy was revived when the
amendment of Mr. Cox of Indiana, prohib
iting the expenditure of any money for a
"trust mads" powder was called up. The
amendment was later agreed to amid ap
plause.' In opposing tht amendment Mr. Foss
of Illinois argued that powder was bought
from th only powder company In the
I'nlted States. One-third of the quantity
used, he said, was made by the govern
ment. ..
Mi; Fcss warned the house that if the
amendment were adopted "you will not
have any powder for the coming year."
Holding up a list of Independent powder
companies, Mr. Gaines of Tennessee
charged that not One of them had been
given a contract.
Th Cox amendment was then agreed to,
and the house adjourned.
procf.bdinos or the bkwatb
Salaries of Clrealt Jadae Are Placed
at att.oou a Tear.
.WASHINUTON. Jan. II. -A debate on the
propriety Of Increasing salaries of federal,
circuit and district Judges consumed nearly
the entire time of the senate today, with
the result that the compensation of the
twenty-nine circuit Judges was Increased '
from 17.000 to 19.000 and that of the eighty- J
four district Judge from $6,000 to 18.000. -'
Senator Borah, who had offered amend
ments reducing the Increases of salary
recommended by the committee on appro
prlatlons, declared that the action of the
senate In Increasing the salary of the presi
dent to 1100.00ft was In violation of th spirit
' of th constitution and would never have
been taken before dr during the recent poli
tical campaign.
Senator Tillman Insinuated that some fed
eral Judga on th payroll of cor
poration, which called forth denunciation
that auch charge hould b made without
specifically naming the Judge referred to.
At 1:40 'clock the aenate adjourned.
Addition ta Harts library.
HURON. B. D.. Jan. a.-Spoolel)-DT.
Devaa, editor o th Now fork Observer,
haa presented to Huron college library 100
volume, meetly modern work of stand
ard author. These book ar now being
"put In place and makes a total of nearly
T.0 volume In the Hbrary. During the
last year edition to ih number of J.500
heva bee received by U college. Dr.
t&trtt' vary, JaifUX poiaU4.
3 4 5 6 7
10 II 12 13 14 15 16
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vi- nity Partly cloudy and warmer
Fori NEBRASKA Fair and warmer
FOR IOWA Fair and warmer In west
portion Friday.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday.
Hour. Dear
, as
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Pate for filing on Rosebud lands post
poned to April 1 for low numbers and
8eplmber 8 for all above 4.000. Tags X
Flans for an Independent long distance
telephone line from Boston to Omaha and
Llnclon will be discussed at a meeting
in Bceton Saturday. Pag 9
Death list In Chicago crib fire is now
sixty-six and fears are, entertained It
may be 100. Pag 1
Preldent Gllmore of the Model License
league. In session at Louisville, declares
the people want reformed saloon and not
prohibition. 1
Twelve ballot are taken at Springfield
and the joint session Is still deadlocked
on senator. Tga a
xx brash: a.
Deputy Labor Commissioner Maupln
asks the legislature for appropriation
mora than twice as large as for last
blennlum. Pag 3
Lumbermen, In nineteenth annual con
vention of the Nebras ka association, are
unanimous In their willingness to stand
by Omaha and see that the railroads do
"fair thing" In their adjustment of rates.
Pag 5
Official of the Burlington' laugh at
Denver effort to secure a headquarters,
but President Harris talks serious and
says Omaha and Chicago make happy
homes for the road. Pag 12
Mayor Dahlman says It Is Just a little
foolish for the democratic council to vote
bonds for a fire engine house when the
city has not the money to equip houses
already erected, but "charges It up to
the atmosphere and lets It go at that."
Pag 7
Nebraska Athletic board votes to retain
training table for foot ball players and
tT permit the men to play summer base
ball. Par 9
Llvn stock markets. Pag 11
Grain markets. Pag 11
Stock and bonds. Pag 11
Arrived. Salle.
Carthagenlaii Laurantlan.
. K. W. Oar Oro
. Nf kar.
Lake Erla.
H.YMOLTH Oceanic
Senate, rasses It with Only Three
Votes In Opposition, and
Hons Favorable.
PIERRE. 8. D.. Jan. 21. (Rpeclal Tele
gram.) Before adjourning today for a
week's recess, the members of the senate
made glad the hearts of the advocates of
equal suffrage by passing the resolution
for the submission of a vote on suffrage
to the people of the state at the next gen
eral election. This resolution In past ses-
J .ori has called out oratory and a hot
fight. This year not a speech was made
and only three votes wore cast against the
proposition. At present the houee appears
to be favorable to the proposition, and they
have all gone home feeling hopeful of secur
ing their resolution at this session.
One of the last bills Introduced was that
to provide for state hall Insurance through
the machinery of the Insurance depart
ment. This Is a step toward state socialism,
which he members will hardly wish to
take, and the bill will no doubt call out a
warm debate If It ever gets out of com
mittee. Both houses took recess adjournments of
a week at the close of the day's session
and probably will start a long grist of
bills going as soon as they return to their
President Vrares California Deleaatlon
to Congress to Oppose Drastic
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. The Japanese
legislation question in California was dis
cussed at conferences today between Presi
dent Roosevelt and Senators Flint and Ful
ton and others. The president urged the
necessity of California's congressional dele
gation using their Influence as fully as
possible against legislation that might be
resented by Japan.
This was diplomatic day at the 8tate
department and among Secretary Root's
callers 'was Ambassador Takahira of Japan.
He declared hie call was a personal one,
In anticipation of the secretary' forth
coming retirement from the cabinet.
lres Paaaaaa af Bill Prohibiting
Bradlaa" of Race Track
Oambllac Mtnati,
WASHINGTON, Jan. tl. A subcommittee
of the senate committee on the Judiciary
today heard Senator Burkett, former Sen
ator Blair and other In support of Mr.
Burkett bill prohibiting th sending of
Interstate race track gambling message.
They contended for th constitutionality of
th bill.
- Beast ravers Eaaal a a rage.
PIERRE, B. D.. Jan. '.I.-The equal
uffrage amendment passed the senate
today without debata autl with bur'iwo
6 a m .
LU 'I p. m.- -
p1lr"""g 0taa,
(From a Staff Corre.ndent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. Zl.-iSperlal Tele
gram.) Tho secretary of the Interior has
postponed the date on which successful
applicants at the recent Rosebud or Tripp
county drawing In South Dakota will be
required to make their filings.
Persons holding Nos. 1 to 1.000 will be
required to llle at the land office at Greg
ory between April 1 and May 2 and per
sons holding number from 4,001 to 6.W0
must file between September S and Oc
tober t
Notices will Issue from the general land
office Informing eech person of the exact
date on which he will be required to
make his filing. All lands which are not
entered prior to October 1, 1909, will be
subject to entry under the homestead laws
at 82.60 per acre by any person qualified
to make homestead entry.
Fralt Jobber on Deck.
A number of prominent member of th
Western Fruit Jobbers' association are In
the city to be present at the hearing on
the Burke tt bill to prevent express com
panies from dealing In produce In compe
tition with the commission men. The
hearing will be held tomorrow at II a. m.
at the Interstate commerce committee
rooms. Hon. Frank 11. Gaines of Omaha,
attorney for the association, and Mr.
James Dwlan of Grand Island called on
Senator Hurkett today and had a short
conference regarding the matter.
Retirement of Medical Officers.
The compulsory retirement of medical
officers of the rank of major In the army
Is provided for by a bill passed by the
senate today. Such officers, when found
deficient upon examination for promotion
for causes not originating in the service,
are to be retired without Increased rank,
according to the terms of the bill.
Representative of Shearn Denies
Attempt to Conspire Against
Governor Haskell.
OL'THIE. Okl., Jan. 21. Scott MacRey
nolds, the personal representative of Clar
ence J. Shearn of New York, who Is de
fending William R.' Hearst in the libel suit
brought recently by Governor Haskell, was
arrested today a second time. Today's ar
rest was made on the Information filed
yesterday by the sheriff of Pawnee county,
who charged iilm with attempting to con'
spire with R. L. Lunsford of Cleveland,
Okl., to procure information defamatory to
the character of Governor Haskell.
Mr. Mat-Reynolds today after his arres'
denied absolutely having offered money to
Lunsford, who Is an Oklahoma oil inspec
tor, for ,. evidence against the governor.
MacReynolds was released on bond. As he
Is to appear In the Guthrie courts on Mon
day next, when the cause of his first ar
rest will be brought up, the date for a
hearing of the last case was not set.
Election Follows Sale of Hots to the
Saalt Ste. Marie In-
NEW YORK. Jan. 21. Herman Erb was
today elected president of the Wisconsin
Central railway at a meeting of the direc
tors of the road held here following yester
day's transfer of the road's control to In
terests snld to be affiliated- with Minneapo
lis, St. Paul & fault Ste. Marie railroad.
Mr. Erb also was chosen chairman of the
Wisconsin Central board of directors, suc
ceeding In both offices W". A. Bradford,
whose resignation as president and chair
man of the board, with the resignations of
George J. Gould, F. L. Chadbourne, George
W, Webster, F. M. Gates and George A.
Fernauld as director, were reported at the
opening, of today's meeting. The vacancies
on the board were filled by the election of
Mr. Brb, F. H. Prince, W. M. Walden, E.
N. Foss. IeRoy Baldwin, W. a. Wo 11 man
and C. G. Simpson.
Army Captain Mast Serve Two Yeare
for Theft of Blank
CHICAGO. Jan. SI. -Judge Landls" rulings
In the case of Daniel F. Keller, who was
sentenced to two years In the prison at
Fort Leavenworth for larceny of six blank
quartermaster' checks, were affirmed by
the United States appellate court today.
Keller, a captain In the army, was con
victed of the theft of the checks, on which
the government set a value of 1 cent each.
Although Keller was alleged to have se
cured several thousand dollar by forging
the checks, technical difficulties stood In
the way of trying him on a charge of
forgery, and the charge of larceny of the
blank check vn therefore made. In his
appeal Keller argued that the checks had
no monetary value, and that hence a charge
of larceny did not lie. Keller is now serv
ing his sentence.
Noted CrtmlJaal Identlflea Deposition
la Which Ho Coalesced Pol- ,
lock Robbery.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. .-her-man
W. Morris, alia Frank Shercllffe,
today took the stand and Identified por
tions of a deposition made by him In a
suit brought by Tom Dennison against the
Omaha Dally News In Omaha, confessing
his guilt of the Pollock diamond robbery
and Implicating Tom Dennison of Omaha,
in the crime. Sherdlffe testified that he
was In Des Holnes when the train robbery
for which he la being tried, occurred in
Minneapolis. ,
Water at Palate la California Higher
Than They Were Twa
Yeare Asa.
STOCKTON. Cel.. Jan. H. At Angal
Camp last night a cloudburst washed out
nine housee, killed one Chinaman and left
a part of the town under water.
At Farmtngton the wter la higher than
before the big flood of two years ago.
The water Is very high and rising at
The San Joaquin I rising over an Inch
an hour. Nearly two Jijchea .oX .rsa fell
From the New York World.
List of Chicago Crib Fire Victims May
Be Increased.
Believed Many Men Not on Pay Roll
Were Working by tbe Day
Forty-Sevea Bodies Re
covered. CHICAGO, Jan. 21.-Po!slblIity that the
list of dead In yesterday's tragedy at the
intermediate crib may r-ae sixty-six was
expressed today by Coroner Hoffman
There are forty-seven bodies at the morgue,
which corresponds with the number re
ported missing by -the Jackson company.
But the company's pay roll was Incom
plete, and Inquiries have been received
for nineteen men whose names were not on
the pay roll, but who were said by relatives
to have been working at the crib by the
Of the thirty-nine injured who were res
cued yesterday fifteen remained at the
hospitals today. Of tliese the condition of
five was said to be serious.
LUt of Mlsalua-.
The following list of missing has been
given out by the controlling firm:
H. IX M'DONALD, timekeeper.
J. THORPE, cook.
P. LYNCH, waiter.
C. MKYfciK, elevator man.
E. JENNINGS, elevator man.
PETER BLAKE, engineer.
WILLIAM KELLY, iarpenter.
J. P. FISTEK, carpenter's helper.
J. KELLY, driller.
EDWARD M'GEE, mucker.
J. GALANDFIS, mucker.
J. MUCKER, mucker.
J. CORVAL, mucker.
M. CA83IDY. mucker.
.IV. YANDROLL'S. mucker.
A. KIIX.'OYNE, mucker.
T. MITCHELL, tramway operator.
O. KELLEY, elevator man.
J. THOMAS, driller.
F. THOMAS, driller.
T. HANSON, driller.
C. PATTERSON, driller's helper.
J. MILLER, drillers helper.
W. REYNOLDS, drillers' helper.
J. FADDY, mucker.
J. BA KNOTS, mucker.
T. STAN K CS, murker.
J. Ml'LHOLAN. mucker.
C. BOE, mucker.
T. OA VET. mucker.
F. MILLER, mucker.
J. DRIHCOLL. nipper.
J. Fi:TZ, drill foreman.
M. SHODIHK, driller s helper.
T. BRENNAN. mucker.
J. ANDERSON, mucker.
M. MICKSON, mucker.
F. TAMELHiS. mucker.
Fear Headred Are Dead.
President Joseph D' Andrea, president of
the Sewer and Tunnel Miners' association.
expressed the fear today that the death
list may reach 100. "I am told," he said,
"that there were about 175 men working
at the crib when the fire started. If this
proves true the number of dead will easily
reach 100. Many of the men who are miss
ing are undoubtedly at the bottom of the
lake and their bodies will probably never
be recovered. Our organisation will make
an Investigation."
A meeting of South Chicago undertakers
was held today and tt was agreed to hold
a single funeral for all the victims, and
to bury them In one big lot with a single
monument recounting the nature of their
death. Friends and relatives of the vic
tims held a meeting this afternoon. Nest
Friday morning a special mess will be
read In all South Chicago Catholic churches
by order of Archbishop Qulgley.
A thick, gray mist hanging over the city
today lent the last touch necessary to
complete the gloom of the scene In the
vicinity of Murphy' morgue, where rest
the bodies of the victims of yesterday'
orlb fire. Inside the undertaking room,
Ilk the granary of some terrible Blue
beard, rested forty-seven sacks, each con
taining the unrecognisable body In many
cases only the torso of those who met
death In the charnel house In the lake.
In the street a quiet, grief-stricken crowd
stood talking softly in groups, or plodding
up and down the slippery walks.
"Any news?" wa a query always an
swered In the negative, as some wife or
mother sought to learn If husband or son
had been recognised or otherwise identified.
Unless very persistent. Inquirers were
not allowed within the morgue. The bodies
have no human semblance, ail look alike,
and where possible it was desired to spare
Continued a Second PagO.
Lender of Antl-Fartinn of Miners
Objects to Presence of National
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 21. With the
usual formalities and the annual and spe
cial addresses out of the way the United
Mine Workers national ovnventlon began
today the consideration of tho business that
is to come before tho legislative body. The
report of the national auditor, which was
submitted Included a recapitulation of the
funds and fMances of the different de
partments of the natl inal organization wl i
President T. L. Lewis came Into office a
year ago.
The report of -the distribution of the
l?j0.9S5.24 at that time shows how the organ
ization's funds are held available for Imme
diate check and the Interest rate generally
received on the balance.
John 1L Walker, the leader of the anti
Lewis forces Is very much opposed to na
tional organisers being seated in tho con
vention. They are representing local unions.
"All of the organizers are In the employ
of the administration," said Walker, "and
I think It unfair that they should be
brouKht here.
"I shall oppose any move to let these or
ganizers draw their per diem while here
and their expenses from the national treas
ury and will demand that If they are reim
bursed at all It must be by the local unions
whose credentials they hold."
Plan Devised to Care for Two Han
dred Thousand Homeless Vic
tims of Earthquake.
ROME, Jan. a. Italy Is confronted with
a grave problem, the caring for the 300,000
persons made homeless by the earthquake
of last month In Sicily and Calabria, and
who havo dispersed not only to the interior
of their native provinces, but have gone in
great numbers to Naples and other of the
large cities of the country. At present it
Is estimuted It Is costing 1X,000 a day to
meet the simplest necessities of the poor,
a sum which neither international charity
nor the state can long continue to bear.
Furthermore, the bestowal of charity Is
having an Ill-effect upon the lower classes
and many disorders are reported to result.
It Is strongly urged here that public works
be speedily Inaugurated to afford employ
ment for those who can labor and that the
bestowal of charity be restricted to those
who are sick or helpless.
Fight Against Donnelly Leeds to Dis
covery of Wahneto and Klcka
poo Cliques.
WASHINGTON, Jan. a. In an investi
gation of objections filed with the senate
against the confirmation of Samuel R
Donnelly as public printer, the members
of the senate committee on printing have
discovered what appear to be a revival
of the old "Wahneta" and "Klckapoo"
cliques wjthln the ranks of the labor unions
at the great printing eataDiisnmenr. inese
forces threatened to take part in the dis
pute which haa been waged between em
ployes of the printing office for a number
of years to the great annoyance of the
public printer. - Members of the senate
committee have determined not to take
cognizance of the operations of these
cliques and, Ignoring their activities, have
decided to again report the Donnelly nomi
nation to the senate with a recommenda
tion that it be confirmed.
Eruption Lets Loose Water of Lake,
Which Iaaadate Growing
MANILA. Jan. 21. A dispatch from Lu
cena, Tayabas province, confirms the re
ports of a volcanic disturbance there and
states that the greatest damage was done
in the fields under cultivation in the vicin
ity of Bareyla were destroyed. All of the
damage reported waa done by the Inunda
tion which followed the outbreak of the
volcano of Lagna and wa caused by
explosion which let looe the water or a
mountain lake.
The explosion in Lagna volcano con
tinue, according to the dispatch, and were
very severe between t and o'clock on
Wednesday night. The eruptions Appar-
eaU av been slight,
President of License League Says Peo
ple Do Not Want Prohibition.
Would Have Perpetnal Permit, Ra
vokalile Only by Vote or for Law
Violation A runes Against
Treating Habit.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. &. "The people
do not want prohibition, but they wartt a
reform, and when we prove Utat we, too,
want reform, when we gain the confidence
of the publlo, the prohibition wave will re
cede and the Anti-Saloon league will find
its occupation gone." So declared Presi
dent Gllmore of the National Model Li
cense league in his address at the conven
tion of that organization today. Mr. Gll
more discussed reform movement and the
prohibition wave, which he declared to be
a protest against things that ought not to
be, against conditions that ought not to
continue. Mr. Ollmore said he was satis
fied that the prohibition movement will
ultimately result In good to the liquor trade
and to society, but he Insisted that It
should be carried along In a less radical
way and that the reforms desired should
be brought about without such tremendous
losses as are being entailed through the
passage of prohibitory laws.
"The people of this country do not want
prohibition," he insisted, "nor do they want
the saloon unless the saloon Is properly
Good and Bad Saloous.
"The saloon. If properly conducted, Is a
very good convenience, but the saloon that
Is run in connection with gambling, and
that violates law, and that sells to minors
and to men who are intoxicated. Is cer
tainly out of touch with civilization; it la
an offense to modern thought and it should
be stamped out by a mandatory penalty
that is absolutely merciless in It provi
sions." Mr. Gllmore said that if the saloon
should be permsnently abolished It will be
found necessary to provide a substitute,
because tbe strenuous lire incident to
modern civilization demands a place of
relaxation, where friend can meet friend.
and where worries and cares and respon
sibilities of life may, for the time being.
be put aside.
"The Anti-Saloon league," he continued.
I not advocating prohibition, and to one
who is familiar with the situation ail of
this talk about 'dry territory' Is nothing
more than an absurdity. There Is no 'dry
territory' In this country, although there
are a number of states and a great many
counties, aggregating In area probably
one-half of the United States, In which
law have been adopted prohibiting the
sale, and In some cases the manufacture,
of alcoholic beverages. A law merely
prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages,
however, can not affect the purchase und
use of alcoholic beverages any more than
a law that might prohibit the sale of
cigars would affect the consumption of
cigars." (
Big Shipment to Dry State.
The speaker said that sine tbe passage
of prohibition laws in such states as
Georgia and Oklahoma, shipment of
whisky and of beer to these states have
been phenomenally large. This he at
tributed to (he fact that people who, under
a license system, would never keep whisky
In their homes, are persuaded to buy at
least four bottle through fear that In
case of dire need they would not be able
to secure It In time.
"We contend," said he, "that It Is abso
lutely essential fo the solution of this
problem that all licenses to retail liquors
shall continue In this country as they con
tinue In Europe that Is, that the saloon
keeper' license to do business shall con
tinue without any possible interference, or
any power of cancellation, unless it be by
a majority vote of the people or else by
conviction In a court of competent Juris
diction of the violation of law.
"A license of this character would Im
mediately remove tho saloon keeper from
the realm of politics; It would save him
from the demands of th blackmailer; It
would give him a feeling of permanency
and a dealr to conduct a business that I
Continued on Third fag.)
Ex-Governor to Resign and More
Willing- Man to Be Appointed.
Anti-Corporation Democrats in the
Senate Waking- Up.
Only W'ay In Which They Caa
Cheek the Corporation Mea ta
Their Own Party la tha
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Jan. a. (Speclal.)-Tri demo
crats under the lead of Senator Ransom
have not yet given up thlr idea of dis
rupting the supreme court and to get a
fresh start they intend to fore Silas A.
Holcomb to resign and appoint another In
his place.
The Bee editorial calling attention to the
Ineligibility of Judge Holoomb to nerve as
a Judge of the supreme court struck home
and at a conference of Governor Shallen
berger and Judge J. J. Sullivan It was de
cided the Broken Bow man waa not eligi
ble t6 tho plate. So It was reported to
Judge Hok-omb with th suggestion that he
send In his resignation.
Immediately upon the receipt of this Gov
ernor Shallenberger will appoint another
person who will contract In advance to
carry out the Ransom Idea of bringing pro
ceedings. The fact that Judge Holoomb was not
eligible to serve on the bench by reason of
not having been a resident of the state for
l three years prior to his appointment has
disgusted a good many democrat with the
wholo proceeding, because tt show how
little thought and attention had been given
the matter by those who placed democracy
In the hole.
The further fa t that Judge Sullivan, tha
most popular of democrats, refused to he a
party to any BJlt In which th supreme
court is to be attacked haa also served to
show the rank and file of the party how
utterly Without foundation 1 tha Ransom
Whether the new Judge to be appointed
by Governor Shallenberger will ever bring
his suit or whether this latest move la
simply an easy let down for Ransom, who
has lost considerable prestige sine hi
combing down by Taylor of Custer and his
back up on the Lee Herdman appointment,
of course Is not known for sure.
Holcorab Never Wllllagr.
The fact that Holcomb had decided not to
bring the suit alone and seriously objected
to making a foot ball out of th court
also shows what th real leader of democ
racy think of th proceeding. While It
had been announced that Holuorab was to 1
file the suit. 'his attorney : said. .last night
that the former governor had haver fully '
determined to go Into th matter unless
Judge John J. Sullivan would also Contest.
The fact that he was. ineligible,, of course,
took Judge Holcomb out of th tame.
The announcement last night that the
Ransom democrats had given up th ghost
waa received with satisfaction by tho.-.!
democrats who stood by Taylor of Custar
county In his splendid effort to prevent tfci
supreme couit from becoming a political
foot ball. Kurlher proceeding on tha pel t
of the political trickster who are In
charge, of the senate organisation will re
ceive little encouragement from democrat!
of the Taylor brand Jkfid may find bloal.s
thrown In their way.
One of the first thing which 1 liable to
come before the court if the democta:
persist In their Intention will b Whether
the legislature really canVassed the Vote.
Taylor of Custer county ratted this ques
tion when Ransom wa cutting Off tli
legislature's horns. A a matter Of fa.-t
the legislature received from the secretary
of state a printed abstract of th role,
attached to which wai a certification that
the printed sheet waa "practically" true
copy of the abstract of the' vote on I he
amendments. No envelopes containing the
abstract of the vote were opened In the
presence of the Joint session aa provided
by law. So this question may have some
thing to do with the final decision Of the
Democrats are now trying to get acme
political capital out of the proceeding by
saying the state canvassing board shou'd
have refused to canvas the vote and then
had someone bring mandamus proceed
ing to compel It to act. Tnl. they claim,
would have settled th question In a dig
nified manner without any trouble, bias
much as the state canvassing board had
no doubt of It authority and tnaamuch
as all the leading democratic lawyer of
the state accepted the action of this
board as legal, and Judge Sullivan ac
cepted an appointment based, on th
board's canvass, this talk 1 disgusting
rather than comforting to th rank and
file of the majority membership of the
Republican Aid Seaght.
Suggestions are already being mad In
the senate that the republican who have
been leader In progressiva movement Join
with the democrat who ar pronounced
anti-monopoly member and control the
work of the upper house.
Various outcropping so far hav Indi
cated that a portion of th democratic mem
bership of the senate la decidedly In favor
of corporation policies. Especially haa this
been true In the effort to make up the com
mittees which wa checkmated by a num
ber of the more progressive democrats. The
corporation senators laid down gracefully
at the start because they recognised It was
futile to expose their tactic fully at the
beginning of the session. BuC-Once on their
guard the radical are watching carefully
and in a roundabout way th uggeetlon
has come from them that republican aid
when corporation tactics are being ampkeyrd
will be appreciated and th work wUl not
be forgotten.
If the business of the session turns out
as anticipated It I not likely th repub
licans will be called upon mora than once.
This Indicates the minority party will
have a strategic position In th Upper house
which may be of vital benefit to th state
before the session end.
Visit ta Norfelk.
Ten senators will leave tomorrow mrrn
ing on a visit to the State Hoepltal tor the
Insane at Norfolk. They are mam be re of
the committees on public lands and build
ings and on flnanc. ways mm) sseans.
Senator Randall put up a pie for tha 1 1
ttltutlon In hi dtstriot, aajriaaT that aftei
Its recent

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