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Womon Best Buyers Th ffT that ii read by women brings beit returns to advertisers. WEATHER FORECAST. For Nebraska Fair and warmer. For Iowa rnsettler. For weather report srp page '2. .VOL. XL-NO. 20o. UMAHA, .MONDAY MOKNINU, Kl.BKl'AKY 1.:, l'lll TC IA(JK. SIXM.K COPY TWO CENTS. MISSING GIBL'S MISS a'GIKL i Tm tt Dorothy Ai yt She 3Lnowi Nothing of V uts f Absent Pen r . !f0 COS SOT TO ANY 1. IE 1 v Denies that Griicom Eai Pe ,-ion to Announce Engagement. SHIELDED FROM ALL QUESTIONS Bon Insists on Protecting Woman from Reporter!' Queries. SATS NO FUTURE FLANS MADE A tt-rer-ttaemew t la 5w York Faper Inmmw4 to Hirr Come from SriiFom Fall la fnr Air Affirmation. irr.'vr totik. Feb. 12 The end of the myntortmin story of oProthy Arnold by no mean ha been rMfhul. The romantic turn rtven It yesterday by lleorge S. "Oris enm, Jr., In the expression of hlii confidence tbt the young woman la alive anil In his quoted Intention of marry I nK her If pos sible, was given contrary twist today by the arrival home from abroad of the miss ing ajrlrl'a mother', Mrs. Francis Arnold. In reply to the only two direct question her ton, John W. Arnold, permitted report era to ask- her, Mra. Arnold denied ven circumstantial knowledge whether her daughter la dead or alive and emphatically declared she bad not Riven consent to a marriage between the girl and Grlscom. "There la nothing to aay, - My mother has fiothln gto tell you. She I upset by the circumstances and I wish you would not auk to ace her." Twr nireet qnrlloa, The son. however, hesitatingly consented to the submission of two direct questions to Ills mother. She was found seated In her cabin with Mbse M. I, and A. C. Bhaekle ford. eldrly women friends, and with a bow ai know-lodged the apologetic explana tion that some statement from her was de sired. "Have you," "was asked most formally, "at any time since your daughter's disap pearance received any definite Information that would lead you to eblleve she Is dead or alive?' In a very low voice the mother replied. "No, none. I have received no word that would tall me whether she Isf alive or dead." "Have you." was asked, "given your con sent to marriage of your daughter, 1'orothy, to Mr. Grlscom. Jr.?" "No, de.ldcdly not." The reply tame qui. kly and In a. firmer voice. Young Aron.d shielded the women of the party from further questioning. Discov ering one of the Misses Shark leford reply ing to a. question, he cautioned "you must not talk!" and ushered her Into a state room. Vrancls Tl. Arnold, the millionaire head of the family, and his younger son. I lick ley wrnoia, noarciea tne vessel as it tied uti st its pier and shortly afterward the parly 1 drove In a taxlcah to the Arnold home. No F'nlnre I'lnna. As to future plans, .voting Arnold said: "We have none." "otes that mean you have giecn up the search?" "Yea-that wehave exhausted every means we know of lo find Imrothy." . fro ou expert to go to Atlantic City or j Jiilladelphla?" "No, certainly not. My mother will re main at home for several weeks' rest." I "l0 you expect Mr. Grlscom to come here to consult you, or do you expect to be In communication with hfm?" "No, Indeed. Why should we?" When Grlseum's statements were recalled and he was told that a "personal" adver tisement In a Now York newspaper was at tributed to Grlscom. Arnold replied "I don t believe It." The advertisement In questloh said : "Everything la going all right. You may expect to hear from me Tuesday. Junior." The Pannonla'a purser said that not- uhliatanHlnv t... .. f f . . i . proved a good sailor during the trip. She appeared reaularlv at her mral. tviiriie. I 1 1 1 niiT-i ..iip. null nau i appeared regularly at her meals, partlc Ipatcd In the many amusements aboard ami mingled with the passengers generally. IT! view of the, strain she was under. howev er, she wa In the care of the ship's i ,; ,mtx" Johnston. 46; Serr. Si. physician. Few of the passengers knew of I Whether a mere plurality In a four-cor-lorothy Arnold's disappearance and the nrI'fd ""ht lH "uffiplent. Instead of a ma- mystery was not openly discussed in thiJ",l,y- a n',,t'' which now will have to mother's presence. jk a precaurron. tne snips officers were asked rf any one resembling- liorothv Arnold was aboard. They said there was I Ii' lther In Ihe first nor second cabins any j young Kngilsli-speaklng girl, and no one resembling Miss Arnold was seen to dis- j embark. PROJECTILES PIERCE ARMOR - j Teat Held to Demonstrate that Ilea v '. Turret and Belt Armor ( an lie Penetrated. I -l'arrlng nut ! WASHINGTON. Feb. direction of congress, the nav y ha dem j onstrated that projectiles fired front a I high-powered service gun will penetrate I the heavy turret and belt armor of a war ship at a battle range of 0ni .vards. or! more than ' mrlrs. The test was heid yesterday at the mouth of the river. Potomac The monitor Tailahasse fired ten twelve Inch shrll at two targets of armor p'ate. vsrvlng in thickness from eight to eleven Inches, erected on the Katahdln . l o ir hots hit and pierced the plates, which were of the must recent tv pe and repre s. Tired the turret and belt armor of a battleship The targets were erected as a supe:-- ; ' ' , ' ' ' "' " 'e fet twenty feet higher by thlrtvfhe f e. . wic, Some of the armor plate, w ere fiat ' . , onie curved The projectile fired vveighe.l i t.0 pounds with an initial veli.clty of feet per second. : v MINNEAPOLIS FIRM FAILS frraliura ( T I hit. 11 a l-h ia a ai paay fur olnt me a ' Hrrr'trr, MINNKAPulJ-S. Keb. 11 0 editor. f Tll,l,-Iltucbtngs wholesale mcrciiandUe companv tislav filed a petition lit the t'nlted Stale, district conn line askin that Hi. company be declined bankrupt. According to the February 1 matrm.nt nf the fn m. the arsta are :.01 vOy 7S, nl bliiti ..XJ 1 61. V Civil Service Men Take United Stand I For Goulden Bill At Rowing Meeting Omaha Branch Vote. Upon Choice of Retire ment Plant. A decided and unanimous stand against the contributory pension plan for retired members of the I'nlted Slates Civil Service Hetlrement association was taken Sunday afternoon by shout two hundred members of the Omaha branch of the organization at a meeting held In Wnshlngton hall. There are at present two schemes of re tirement prm-clon to engaae the attention of the association, one being embraced In the Gillette bill now before the house at Washington, and the other In the Goulden bill, which Is also before the house. The Gillette plan provides for contribu tions from the members of the association amounting to nearly ten per cent of their SHlartes. The members of the organisa tion feel that this plnn would he acceptable If the salaries of government employes were Increased so as to permit of a con tributory pension. It Is not held possible thHt such an advance In salaries couM be secirred. The Goulden bill, which Is unani mously favored by the local branch, pro vides for a flat pension plan. There was a Jsrge attendance and much enthusiasm at the meeting. Interest hav ing been arntrsed bv President George J. Kleffner, who brought to the local branch a report of the national convention held In Washington last month. He was fi dele gate to that convention, as was also Sec retary T. J. McGrath. Hoth submitted re ports. Mr. Kleffner said that at tire Wash ington convention the association unani mously declared In favor of the Goulden bill. j Congressman C. O. .I.obeck was invited to address the meeting, and be gave the mem bers of the , association some encouraging I words. He declared that he would be with them at every stage of the game down at Washington. Kaiser May Have to Have Throat Opened Rumor that a Surgical Operation Upon the German Emperor is Necessary. RKTIUN. Feb. 11,-tSpeclal Cablegram.l Serlous concern Is felt over the condition of the kaiser, and It Is said the cutting short of the eastern trip of the crown prince Is due to ihe condition of his father. A rumor is current that F.mpcror Wil liam Is to undergo a surgical operation. The rumor grew out of tonight's announcement by the official gazette that for three days the emperor has been feverish under the attack of Influenza and that It will be some time before be can wholly be rid of catarrh of the throat. This statement contrasted o violently with previous official bulletins, which declared that the emperor had no fever, that the pnhlir In thoroughly alarmed, notwithstanding a speedy denial of the rumors. But aa It Is evident that the previous bulletins were misleading the public wonders If the truth la still being kept I from It. especially as tonight's bulletin con ,atn" "'"'nous words: nrs i.viiprraiure has not risen Turther. but removal of the catarrhal symptoms will require some considerable number of .days." The principal Merlin newspapers will print no further statements tomorrow, although this may be because they have been offi cially warned not to alarm the public. SCOTLAND ELECTS NASBY John Helen Has Plnrallty In t'our- ornered C ontest In .oath Dakota Tovtn. SIOl'X FA 11 .F. B. I).. Feb. 12. (Special.) For tho second time within a month or two a South Dakota community has held an election to select a postmaster. Woon socket was one of the towns, while Scot land Is tho latest to strive In this manner to make a choice of postmaster. When It was determined to hold a postmaster elec tion it was expected there would be but two candidates-J. T. Smith and W. J. Johnston, prominent resident of Scotland -b,,t whw 'lection day dawned two other candidates appeared. In the persons of John ftclch, the present postmaster, who has held the office rrlne years, and H. F. Serr. The vote resulted as follows: Reich, be decided by the officials at Washington. MIDHiPMEN FAIL IN EXAMS Thlrty-evren Dropped from avtl Academy Holla at Annapolis and Wlathrop ipprotea cl. WASHINGTON. Feb. 11. -For failure In etud'i'S at recent semi annual examlna- tinnr. thirty-seven midshipmen have been dr opped from the naval academy rolls at Annapolis. The recommendation of the b'inrd wa approved by Acting Secretary of ihe Navy Wlnthrop today, f'f the boy wr' fHcd three were in the first class. elgnt in the second, five In the third and t w em v -une In the fourth. - . Promise Made that Women of Paris Will Wear Trousers ! PARIS, Feb. 12 (Special 'ahrgram.i "Within a week women will be wearing J ! t routers f.n the streets of Par:, and. what ia more, thevil be cunMde cd the most fashionably .Ires-td women of the capital ,0,,.,. W))n. whethar they like the Idea or I . ..Ill 1... r.....t .. ..11. .m. ttil- vunw.lA .. - ..... - ..... - ...... - . or be, ome I upelesl; out of data, in tills f'iipnaiK mibhiuti m icomi hi uir .American colony, noted for her exquisite i costumes, expressed her opinion that the so- , ' ailed harem skirt. r. as tt Is called here, , "iirt-ci 1ns fklrl." is not nieiely a freak Int. ' Idea of a certain daring a trr.i who like 'ne teastin wny the new fashii.n will he, to advance new llea. but Is a departure ' 'n,','u"-v aduptcd is be. au.-e It Is h v glcnlc. 1 In women', dreta which ha come to tay. ' " ' also comfortable. The wearer has as! , the said: ; much freed.. m of movement a- inert. It il j -I wont I the first to wear the new'001 summer, at curding t the Weight of kirt. but titer will be n. need to look for 1 ' iot rlal u-ed. In addition It Is more ipioneei.. Wiihln a week ou'll be able k.& 'cful thud an. othir fashion .vet in- r see them at the Palais de Glace and at the vented lc di ss riakei s " I theaters Practically all the leading rir miiLdi aie eihlblitiia the akht . Th ' for ihe departure, I to ion.-rv. the -v . : eueni une. mr .-ciieu nobble sk rt jand at lb. am Uru glv. the wearer the TOWNSEND GUILTY OF LAMmtAUDS President of Corporation Convicted of Conipiracy to Defraud Govern ment in Deuel County. DISAGREE ON MILES AND FOX Jury Divided on Question of Co Defendants' Intent. CLOSE CALL FOR THEM BOTH But One to Four Ballots Against Their Conviction. RETRIAL MAY INVOLVE ALL Motion Will Come Before Coert Kehraary 22 for Ansmfnt Penalty of Fine and Im. prlsonment. George K. Tcwnsend. president of the Western I'attle and Land corporation, is gulllv of conspiracy to defraud the gov ernment out of hundreds of acre of Peuel county land, according to the 'lnrtlng of the pnry Into whose hands Ihe land rah case was entrusted Friday evening. As to Ben jamin M. Fox and William P. Miles, co- defendants with Townsend. the Jury, which ar-hed ai a verdict at 11:?-) o'clock Sun day morning, was unpble to agree. Fhould the Judge grctt a retrial the entire case ns to both Miles and Fox will he threshed oat again. The Indictment under which these men were held for trial In Fnited States dis trict court embraced two counts, tne charg ing the defendants with conspiracy to de franud and the second count accusslng them of conspiracy io subborn perjury. In Townsend s case the Jury found the de. fendnnt guilty on the first count, but dis agreed on the second count. As to Fox there was a disagreement on the first count and a finding for the defendant on the second count. On neither of the counts was the Jury able to agree as to Miles. Judge T. V. Monger gave Townsend until February 22 to file a motion for a new trial and such a motion will be forth coming. There will be an argument as to this phase of the case about that date and In the event that the motion Is over ruled the case will likely go to the circuit court of appeal. Fine and Imprisonment. The penalty for conspiracy a charged In this Indictment provide a maximum fine of 110.000 or not more than two years con finement In the federal prison, or both. It was gleaned from conversation in the corridor following the discharge of the Jury that balloting In Milee' case showed a fluctuation of from one to four vote against conviction and that Fox had even a closer call, the vote against conviction shifting from one to two throughout he entire period of deliberation, which covered practically twenty-three hour. Though the case was not spectacular In any way, It was of intense interest from a ltgal viewpoint. It was hard fought from start to finish by W. F. Gurlcv- and his associates, who exploited a striking de fense. The case was prosecuted by Syl vester R. Rush, special assistant to the at torney general. Associated with him was Assistant I'nlted States Attorney Arthur W. Li.ne. They Introduced volume of documentary evidence, most of which cm braced a scries of letter that passed be tween Fox. Miles and Townsend, relative to Ihe Ieucl county lands. The prosecution Insisted that these letters showed a con spiracy to defraud the government cut of oertaln homesteads, while on the other hand the defense argued an entirely differ ent construction of the meaning of the leltera. PAY FOR CARE OF INSANE Test Case In South Dakota Pot lost on Relative of the Patients. SlOfX FALLS, B. D.. Feb. 12-(Spcclal). Recently aa the result of a test case in the state circuit court of Robert county, to determine whether or not wealthy rela tives of insane persons were responsible for the cost of maintaining Insane person at the state hospital for the Insane at Yankton, Instead of tho county being com pelled to bear the burden, It was decided, In the caae of Roberts county v. Faullne Schmidt, that the defendant was liable for the cost of maintaining one of her parents In the Yankton asylum. The county was awarded a Judgment of 12.475 against the i defendant, covering the cost of keeping the Insane parent in the state asylum for a number of years. John I-ewls. county i treasurer of Roberts county, now has re- ' ceived a draft covering the amount of the Judgment, and this has been converted inti the county treasury. The case was orig inated and pttslred to a successful con clusion by State's Attorney Rattertun nf Roberts county. The derision in this case ! established a precedent which already has i bfen followed In other counties where ai- ' tlon now are pending to recover from wealthy relatives the sum expended by the counties In caring for insane persons , at the state asjlum. I opportunity to move and walk unhampered. "At the first glume there is not much difference to lie seen between the hobble! skirt and the so-called breeches or jupe etrlolte. When the woman Is .standing still ! the new skirt falls In the same graceful i lin-M tlu tlx. .,1,1 1 .. - .,e reauy two skirts. 1 he outer one Is open on boi h side. - ,,.-, v. mr rain- inaieriai, nr. II desired, of rnaterinl of which Ihe waist i made. Is another skirt, which Is divided much after the manner of the tr ouser worn by Turkish women. ' Hurled HealrfV Hurlt-u HealrfV Her San j . "Il A I Ii iM ' I T Y . ukl Fel "i ! .A 1 " ,M v 'TY. ukl Feb i: u re dav. wil be , i,..i i. y.-Mer Hi''- "" w" M 'e.i i. IJupU, alw., ut 14, I'ob" Foul In i-i Frnm iht Minapohi Journal. Will Cfinadian INITIATIVE BILL UP SOON Final Vote in Senate Expected Monday or Tuesday. SECOND ON LIST IN THE HOUSE Several Amendments Have -Now lhanared Hoane Bill, Which Was at First Identical rrlth the Senate Measure. UNl'OLN, Feb. 12. (Special.) The Initia tive and referendum bill recommended for third reading by the senate will come up for Its final vote Monday or Tuesday. In the house the bill stands second on the list of bills on general file which will re sult In Its being called up and either made a special order for some day during the week or discussed Immediately In commit tee of the whole. The house bill was at the beginning Iden tical with the senate? measure, but several amendnrents have been made to the senate file. The principal ones were those of Skllcs. who Introduced the bill, and his changes have so fixed Its terms that when a vote la taken on an Initiated measure the majority required to pass it and make It a law must be at least 35 per cent of all the votes cast at that election. The pur pose c.f this amendment is to make It Im possible for soma measure In which very few people are Interested to be passed be cause voters do iioiMak fnough interest to vote one way rtr the other. The same purpote Is accomplished to a certain de gree as In the case of the raising of the percentsges for petitions to Initiate legis lation. Those who have argued that 10 per cent for the Initiative and 6 ' per cent for the referendum are too low have used the argument that the freedom of doing their own law making should be given the people only for Important and Infrequent occasion when they are much aroused. Varner Amendment Defeated. The Varner amendment which was cred ited to the republican party and subse quently defeated made the Initiative a rather Indirect than direct way of legisla tion by the people, but It. too. aimed at this same restriction of frivolous or hasty action. It provided that measures initiated by the people should go first to the legis lature and then If they fall to become a law the people could demand a direct vote on them. Serrator Placek's amendment striking the party circle from the Initiative and refer endum ballots so that otes will be cast entirely upon the merits of thev questions Involved has also been affixed to the sen ate bill. Tha legislature so far actually made only three law. They have passed- In both houses and received the governor's sanction for the two appropriations, which pay their own salaries and Incidental ex pense of the session and they have a sali fication of the amendment to the I'nlted States constitution, which provides for a federal income tax. There are more than ) bills before the house and half as many In the senate. Most of these are expiring along the way, by being withdrawn, by dying in the committee, or on the floor In an actual vote, but the great slaughter will not come mull the very hist few day of the session when the pet Ideas of a hundred legislators will be dumped In one big pile, a few taken out for serious con sideration and the rest discarded. Raaaett Smym He Won't .. Representative 8. '. Rassett of Huffalo county against whom a petition of recall Is said to be circulating said this morning that he was not alarmed by it and would hold his position. The rcsldenls of Huffalo county who are demanding Itasgctt's reslgnu' Ion are objecting to his vote against capital rtmoval. which they think might have been a benefit to Kearney. "I hardly think this petition represents the true opinion of the majority nf " constituents," said Mr. Hassett. this morn ing. ":ind I do not believe that It will in any way Influence my actions." Weather Man la Promoted. HI HON. S. !.. Feb. 12.-V. K. .lakl. for three or- four- ears assistant In tile Huron office of the tinted States weather bureau, has been promoted and will lake charge of the office at North liatt'1. Neb. The change goes Into effect within the next ten davs. IMrertor Glenn of tire Huron office will be a-e'sttd by .lames A. Heck athorne of Milwaukee. Wis Quick results. This is llio distinguishing fea ture of ilet Want Ad. Tlrey ft" to the right place. Tlu-y tell the right story. 1 Ircv are reliable. And whethtT you want a servant. Or a posit, on. Or a loan, ; Or whether von wikIi to buy or ! sell or rebt. t I It's all tin- same. j The result is quick TIt l"vu ia lite number tu eail. What They Haul Now Keeiprocity Hurt the United Stales Fanner! Escaping Gas Kills Family of Seven in Philadelphia Home Bride-to-Be Dies Few Days Before Wedding in Accident Resulting; from Father's Late Arrival. PHIt.ArrEI.PHIA. Feb. 12-Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Rerkowltz and their five children were killed by Illuminating gas In their here today. When their bodies were discovered In the gas-filled room by neighbors the father lay fully dressed on one bed with the two small boys, while the mother and the three girls were In another bed In the same room, on the third floor. The gas was escaping from a tube which connected a gas stove on the first floor where the kitchen and living room were located. The father was seen by neighbors going home about 1 o'clock this morning and it Is supposed he accidentally stumbled against the tube pulling It away from the fixture on the wall. The eldest girl, Minnie, IK years old, was to have been married in a few days. Ifer trosseau was found In the room on the second floor. Masons Turn Faces Toward Alexandria Grand Masters of All Grand Lodges in United States Are Invited to Attend Meeting. WASHINGTON. Feb. ll-(Speclal Tele gram.) Alexandria. Va., will be the Ma sonic center of the country on Washing ton's birthday. The grand masters of all the grand lodges in the I'nlted States have been Invited to meet at Alexandria by Washington lodge No. 22. on that day. to perfect the organization of the Washing ton Masonic association, the object of which I the erection of a Masonic temple In Alexandria, as a memorial to George Washington. This Is the lodge of which George Washington waa the first worship ful master. President Taft has promised to be pres come In a special car to confer degree upon a large clash of candidates and a banquet will be given In the evening. It I expected that 600 Mason from all parts of the country will attend the ban. quet. Uncle Sam Has Bears and Many Want Them Item Sent Out from Washington Floods Senators and Representa tives with Requests. WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.-(Specla! Tele gram.) Senators and representatives are being flooded with requests for bears. In every mall that comes to the mtiitnl nnw. adays there Is a request omethlng like mts; "Hear Sir: I see by the Weekly Bugle that the government has bears lo w. away. Please send nre one. I would like a grizzly. If possible." All this comes from the fact that an Item went out from Washington the other day to the effect that the government had a lot of bears on Its hands In Yellowstone park ami that these would be given away t.nder certain conditions. The government is willing to give the bears to those only who will furnish cages and bear the ex pense. Fine Clothes Enter Into the New York Senatorial Fight NF.YV VlUIK. Feb. 12 -(Special Tt-legi am i -The hplrlt of I'aipiln has become the occult control of tire senatorial t-ituatlon In New York, according to go-slp in Tammany hall. The husky district leaders, most of whom would not know a rcdlngnote from a hobble aklrt. declare that the ipieHtion In no longer whether William K. rheehan or snniH one else r-nall be the next I'nlted States senator from New York, but whether Mrs. W F. Shi-ehan or Mrs. John A. Olx shall war handsome gowns as the wife of Ihe next stnator. They are forced to grin, these district leaders, aa they tell the story of a womanly division at Albany, and re late the manner In hleli Mrs. Hheehan s costumes fired Mrs. lux w ii It ambition for her husband' elevation lo ihe seriate. "tiovernor Oix could be coar,j to accept tile elitti'-n i rut.il stales s, nalor right now." ai'l one d ihei-.- leaders, "because Ills wife bad naMzid lb.it a handsome arid intellei lual woman ruav be of nwic Ini poitan. c. as Ihe wife of a t 'tilled rsiiils -cnaior tiisn as ihe cifH rf a Kow-rnor. ' The slorv to. t rhat loir in f ire the arurdv voters of lli stale had the inusi rtniole WORRY OYER EXTRA SESSION Members of Congress Would Give Much to Know. MR. TAFT ALONE IS UNRUFFLED President Meet All Pessimistic Pre diction a to Herlprortty Aarer ment's g access hy Paying; Vote Will Tell. WASHINGTON. Feb. 11!.-Member of congress would give much to krtow whether they are to be permitted to break ranks on March 4 and retire to their homes for th summer or whether they must linger in Washington for an Indefinite period to act upon the t'anadlan reciprocity agree ment in extra session. Something positive on the subject from the White House would be especially acceptable. There Is some foundation for- the report that President Taft Is viewing with en tire complacency the' solicitude of members of the senate on the subject of an extra session. Several senators, who feel that that there Is no chance for the approval of the agreement at the present session, have found this view Is not shared at the White House. The president ha met all pessimistic pre llctlons with the suggestion that he Is vllling to trust the agreement to a vote. le h never said, fur publication, that he utjd. call Alt extra, seeslon If such a vote is denied, but senators certainly have failed to obtain assurance that he would not do so. The McCall bill to carry out the provis ions of the t.'auadlan agreement, having been reported to the house from the ways and means committee, probably wll be brought up tomorrow. Immediate consider ation will be asked. Tf an agreement to that eird Is opposed the supporters of the bill will seek a rule for limitation of debate and Inhibition of amendment. ,n Organised Opposition. In view of republican domination of the committee on rules, beaded by Representa tive lalzell of Pennsylvania, who, as a ntember of the ways and means committee voted against the reporting of the hill. It may not be possible to secrrre such a rule At the same tints there has been mani fested thus far. no organized movement for the prevention of a vote In the house. The consideration of the bill, neverthe less, probably will result In one of the liveliest debates of the session. The democrats of the house are pledged to the reciprocity agreement under the cau cus action although a handful of the mi nority will oppose the measure, being ex empted under the caucus rule which re lieve members from being bound by the will of the party majority when such ac tion brings them Into conflict with tl, expressed will of their constituencies. A conference of democratic senators has been called for Tuesday, but It Is exneeted an adjournment will be taken until the nous.- lias acted upon the agreement. Sev eral democratic senators feel that they ought not to define their attitude on the measure until they learn in what form it will be presented to them. The Indications are that Senator Rrnwn of Nebraska will not have to ' invnk 1,1b threatened opposition to appropriation bills in order to bring ahoirt votes on the r.nin. tlon providing for popular election of scna (rs, the Lorlmor rase, a service pension hill, and the bill to create a permanent tariff board. The situation In regard to these measures has changed during the lust week. it is entirely probable no the senate will vote upon all of them before the session Is adjourned Sentiment in Senate. A canvass as careful as It Is possible to make ut this time, but nevertheless not (Continued on Second Page) Idc.i rhat V. 1'. Sherhan bad an-- design upon the senatorial toga. Mrs. Sheeban had bet ii lakm into her husband s confldenie. This was long before election. Mrs. Shee ban. tnterlalnlng no doubt that her hus band could le elected t (lle nrnaie If he wished lo be. promptly ordered a number of magnificent guv. ns from the leading l'arra dressmakers Mrs hlieelian made many friends among the legislators at Albany and her costumes aroiis.il riiu.ii admiration among the legis lator women Ho that It Is reported In Tammany cb de, that Mr s. Klx determined to first send In a carle blanche order to her own dressmaker and finally to urge her husband to sacrifice hlniMit it jl. lo end the deadlock by in e,,llnk ,ne tit.cile.ni to the senate for hlmslf. j It I- because tiovernor lux ,ai ,.en won lover lo ins wile' p.,lnt ,,f 1nHl , u I said be has been a most lukeAarm sup iporiei' of Mr. Mieehan s cunditlae-v since about the second wee k in January, an. N now wlllina lo present himself a a com promise candidate if Mr. r-lieehan dee-ides to wuiidra. LNVESTlGATUJtSTO IIOLlKWEliEXCE Senate and House Election Probers Will Frame Up Line of Action Today. CHAIRMAN HARRINGTON HERE Committee Head Holds a Confab with Bailiff. SENATOR 'TIBBETS ARRIVES Democratic Member from Hastings on Scene Early. YEISERS EVIDENCE READY Lawyer Prepared tn Sahmlt Kildeiice n torrnptlnn In Third Ward Poll ing Place. Meet at Home Thl Mornlna;. Action of the senate and house commit tees of the legislature In the Investigation of frauds In Omaha elections will be deler rnlncd at conference to be held this morn tiitf. The house committer, on adjoin nment February 4, agreed to resume the beaiiria: at 1 o'clock this afternoon. The senate committee will hold a meeting, probably at the Rome, this iriorninR to deride on n plan of Investigation. A conference between the two committee will follow. It I probable that the committees will sit concurrently, with sessions in parlor B of the Fan ton. H. 8. Harrington, chairman of the hous committee, and George V. Tlbbet. a mem ber t.f the senate committee, arrived last night. Mr. Tlbbet and Mr. Harrington held a conference at the Taxton In the house committeeman room. William F. Man ning, bailiff at the house committee In vestigation, was present at this conference. Chairman Harrington declined to stale how many witnrsse would be called or who would be the first witness at tho resump tion of the Investigation today. He ad mitted that It was possible that a large number might be called, possibly Inn. John Yelser, lawyer, who represent gov ernor A Id rich at the legislative Investiga tion, declared last night that he was ready for the uhmlslon of evidence to the com mittee a the result of his Investigation of the records of the polling place In the Third ward. He ha spent a week In fttoh. In gthe records on file In the office of Dan Butler, city clerk, and U. M. Haverly, county clerk. Personnel of Committee. The member of the aenate committee are: I. I. Albert (dam.), chairman; lawyer, Colfax. Ueorge W. Tlbbets tdem ), lawyer, Heat ing. J. L. lee (denV). l,ynrh. J. H. Kemp trep ), lawyer, Kullerton. W. V- lloag land, .jtrep.), lawyer. North Platte: -- - All. member of the committee with th exception of Senator Kemp are expected to be on hand for the conference at the Rome, Senator Kemp will probably remain In Lin coln today on account of an engagement. The member of the house committee, will be In Omaha by 1 o'clock this afternoon. Locomotive Runs Away in Sioux City Milwaukee Engine Springs Throttle and Runs Five Miles, Striking a Freight Train None Hurt. BIOL'X CITY. la.. Feb. 12.-i8ua.-lal.i-A runaway engine on the Milwaukee ma dashed through the city with a clear track and crashed Into the rear of a freight train pulling out of the siding at North Riverside, live mnes norm ot here.atio o clock yester day morning. The throttle of the rnrlnii blew open at the roundhouse. There waa no on in the engine and it had a clear tra k through the depot. Many people and vehicles along tha mad route had 'narrow eacapes. A freight on the siding had pulled In In tlmu to avoid a mh 111 Kilt another freight train was Just pulling out In chsrge of Conductor Whlttemore. No one was hurt, but the engine and caboose were demolished. The engine was going at the rate of twenty-five miles an hour. Woman Gets $15,000 Under Jim Crow Law Miss Pearl Morris Given Verdict Against Railroad for Selling Berth in Car Containing Negroes. VICKKHCUa. Mlf-s., Feb. i;.-Flrst ad vantage in the testlna of .Mlns.laKif.Kt'. 'Jim Crow" law went to the plaintiff w hen a verdict awardlna lis fmi in Miss Pearl Morris was returned In the C j- cult court. Mis Morris alle.ed aha . sold a berth In a sleeping car by the Ala bama Vlcksburg railroad In which n,r, negroes had berths. The cae will no to the siinrem. of tho I'nlted Hates, altornej for tha railroad say. If the stale (unrcni court upholds today's decision. TEAM GOES THnOUCiH WINDOW Kicltlntt HunnrvK) nuturli. Peuee uf Heel Dale rtaturclay u One I. Hurl. TIKI .AK. la. Feb. 1 ; --i Kpechi I r, . gram i -Scanning mud and people t,, ilyiu and left. lb., team attached io a buggv owned ami driven by lavll nwen rniled a. wild runaway bv plunging through a plat glass window , e.lerda y .' M i . Uwen. who Is a farmer living near this town was driving in wil h two riel-hhei n While passlna down tiro main th..,u,. fare the horse s Is-, am MtJitcne-d at an automobile and startrei t rilll away. Th.-y went through Ihe window ejf the it., It sho .lore at the public s.juaie No on was i.i Jurcd. FOUR HUNDRED DIE DAILY Another liatlie- pot It I scot .red Fori i Mile. I.h.I or I I, rb, it. IIAF.I IN. .Mai.- Iiurlii. I el) U' - A pUg spot t i i ih 1 1 .ii I 'i.il7.i.iil!uii h.is be en .lit cov.rccl in lb- tiun.se ,;iv nf Assklii foil rni'es e.itt of lore Tin r. is .ui uvei.cn, ,.f f .Latin ,n ;he place ,iail The- ph.oc i ii also ;i.;..Hi.i! In ;h SUblll bs of I'.l.ikeiv ie Shi 1 1 , n K It'issall re gime ins me pHirolhnij toe Ituu i-i.'u.i.. s f runt it l .