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    he Omaha Sunday Bee
Nationalists Engaging in Flirtation
with Old Engliih Enemies.
Suggested Alliance is Proving Popular
with Members of Party.
Reports Show Decided Falling Off in
Number Leaving Ireland.
Belfast Capitalists DUrna Plna to
Invest Large Amoaata of Capital
la Factories la Other
Porta of Island.
PIBUN. Feb. 20.-(Bpeclal.)-Two re
markable pieces of evidence of the change
whlrh Is coming over the attitude of the
English unionist or tory party toward the
question of home rule for Ireland were fur
nished last week. The first was a great
meeting of the Irish landlord class and
their followers at Belfast, at which the
marquis of Londonderry, a descendant of
the Infamous Castlereagh. was the prin
cipal speaker. Ixrd Londonderry declared
with great violence that something must be
done to revive In the minds of the English
torlea the terror of home rule, which they
seemed to have forgotten. He deplored the
fact that the English conservatlvea now
place a protective tariff policy ahead of
the preservation of the union with Ireland
In importance, and he announced that it
was the duty of "loyalists" In Ireland to
aee that the question of the union waa
kept to the front.
The second Instance waa even more alg
nlricant. It occurred at a meeting In Dub
lin whlnh K' - - -,l,l...a 1 T- . r - i
the secretary of the Tariff Reform league,
which ta the English protectionist organ I
. satlon. The meeting was held at Plunkett
House, therealdence of Sir Horace Plun
kett, who waa until recently chief of the
Irish agricultural department, and It waa
presided over by the lord mayor of Dublin.
When Mr. Hewlna had finished speaking,
Mr. T. M. Kettle. M. P.. one of the lead
era of the Irish nationalist party and an
acknowledged authority on finance and eco
nomic aubjeete. made the startling state
ment that he thought It might be good pol
itics for the Irish party to engage In a
flirtation with the English protectionists on
the basis of a measure of home rule for
Ireland In exchange for the support of the
Irish party In Parliament for the protec
tionist policy.
II la tor le Alliance Brokea.
This would mean, of course, the breaking
up of the hlstorto alliance between the Irish
party and the English liberals. The Irish
people are almoat to a man protectionists,
and the alliance with the torlea would be- a
more natural one than with the liberals. If
tiie obetsele of ln lorv onnoaltian ta
rule could be overcome. There are Indica
tions that It Is being overcome and Lord
I.ondundorry'a panic la ho doubt dueto
Ma knowledge of what Is going on. The
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.umai alliance, moreover, nas been of very
little use to the Irish people and the Indi
cations are that the Engitsn liberals are
disposed to devote their energies to the
fight for free trade rather than to assist
ing Ireland to obtain home rvW.
Mr. Kettle'a Idea, he tells me, la that
Irelaad ahould be erected Into self-governing
state of the British empire, some
what on the linea of Canada or the South
African republics, and that it would then
be In a position to enter Into reciprocal
tariff arrangementa with England on the
plan of colonial preference outlined by
Mr. Chamberlain.
Emlaration Ft a a res Drop.
Tl.e Hoard of Trade returns dealing with
emigration' show another gratifying drop
in tl.e number of persons who left Ireland
during 1908. The total number for the year
was 38.HI. compared with S4.0M in 1907. In
December last only 782 persons emigrated,
crmpared with MS in December, 1907. This
Is lideed a great drop, but Ireland cannot
affwd to lose even 14,000 persons In a
year, nnd it is hoped that this year will
show a progressive decline.
Aa Interesting example of the law'a delay
has just come to light in Dublin. In l&ll
a family of brewers named White of
Water ford became bankrupt and their
assets, ae far as disclosed at the time,
were divided among their creditors. It
has now been discovered that more than
Satf.Otm has been lying to their credit for
more than a century among the dormant
funds In the care of the court of chancery.
The court Is row advertising for heirs of
the original creditors who will be entitled
to share In the find.
Revival of Industries.
The Irish industrial revival movement has
received , the most power! ul fillip of lis
career ti1o week. It has been taken up
enthusiastically by the hard-headed busi
ness men of Belfaat, and it la expected
that a Urge amount of fresh capital will
soon be available for Irish enterprises. It
has unfortunately been the habit of Bel
fast business men to regard the rest of
I re la i. d as hopeless Industrially, and to in
vest their surplus capital abroad, when
there was not a ready opening for It In the
north of Ireland. At a meeting held in the
Belfaat city hall this week, and attended
by all the leading merchants and manufac
turer, it waa pointed out that the pros
perity of all Ireland meant additional pros
perity for Belfast, and that a prgsparous
weat and aouth would create an increased
demand for Belfast made Unena and Belfast
built ahlpa. In return It waa asked that
Belfast peopio should encourage the new
woolen mill which are springing up la the
aouth and west and the other forms of in
dustry which are being created. It waa
announced after the meeting that a party
of Belfast business men and capitalists
would soon make a tour of the centers
where these new Industries are being setsb
lis had and would investigate their possibili
ties. I was told a few day ago by the
bead of one of the leading Belfaat whole
aale dry goods houses, that he had begun
within the last year to send his travelers
into the aouth and weat, inatead of con
fining hla efforts to Ulster, as had been
his practice, and he declared that bo waa
Building up a fine Irian business and that
sis travelers made, glowing report to bin
ef the possibilities of the country and of
the activity caused by the Industrial re
vive L
: Di sir alt lee of Weddlaa- Party.
An am using story of a wedding party's
difficulties comes to ma thla week from
Belfast. The bride aad groosa i taetr
wUAeeeM arrived at the anureh ah only
' ICoaU&wad ea Beocnd Pi.
nndny, Fehrnnry SI, laoo.
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vicimTY-Fslr Sunday; not much change
In temperature.
FOR NEKRASK A Generally fair Sun
day; moderate temperature.
FOR IOWA Partly kudy Sunday;
warmer In east oortlon fiundav.
Temperature at Omah yesterday
Hour. Dog.
t a. m in
a. m M
7 a. m M
S a. m 33
a. m 35
10 a. m 17
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1 p. m 4fi
2 p. m 47
5 p. m 4
4 p. m 49
6 p. m 47
II p. m 4K
I p. m 43
Robert D. Bledsoe of Kansas City, who
attempted to hold up Millionaire Jonea
with a bomb, was sentenced to thirty
years In the penitentiary. I, Page 1
Unofficial Announcement made at Co
lumbus, O., aays J. M. plckltnson of
Tennessee ia to -be secretary of war;
Charles Nagel of St. Louis, secretary of
commerce and labor, and R. A. Bellinger
secretary of the Interior. X, Page 1
Carroll D. Wright, president of Clark
college and former commissioner of
labor, died yesterday at Worcester, Mass.
X. Page I
Under promise to the queen and
premier. King Alfonso refrains from tak
ing a flight In the Wright brothers' air
ship at Pau. X, Page a
Principal occupation of the legislature
ao far has been to create jobs for demo
crats. Twenty bills of this class Intro
duced, x. Page 1
State Toung Men's Christian association
convention elects officers. X, Page 3
Supreme court reverses the lower court
in the so-called Coal truat and fine and
sentence against Samuel E. Howell are
aet aside, X, Pegs 3
Greek kills South Omaha policeman and
aaserts he shot in self-defense. . Feeling
runs high and the prisoner is taken away
for fear of a lynching. X, Page 4
Indications are that a $1,000,000 build
ing will go up on the corner of Sixteenth
and Harney. x, Pare
Absence of one democratlo member
from ' the county board puts Chairman
Bruntng tn a tight plaoe. but he squirms
oat ' ' - . i - S. Par
Omaha Commercial club makes a move
to have the Oltddea automobile tour pass
through Omaha. EX. Page T
Doings of people In Omaha society.
XX, Pago a
Gossip of the theaters and of the play
ers. I XX. Paa-e
Live stock markets. YX, Pager
Grain markets. TX, Fage 7
Stocks and bonds.- TX, Page T
ooxxo sbotxost.
Little Nemo in Slumberland. Page of
Interesting things for the little folks.
Fashions and other matters for the
women. Buster Brown. Poor Pages
Retail hardware men and their annual
convention. York county, one of the most
fertile and prosperous in Nebraska. Wool
wraps more stylish than furs for auto
wear. Prince I to, the Grand Old Man of
Japan. Harrlman wanted to be a soldier
when a boy. Pour Pages
Program and other facta concerning the
coming ahow. Cars of all kinds handled
by Omaha dealers. Some of the beauties
to be seen at the show. Something about
the men who sell the machines. Wealth
of matter of Interest to the owner and
dealer In automobiles. Twelve) Pages
Poet. Arrived, Saliva.
NRW YORK C rolls
LI VKR POOL Con! can.
BOSTON Oaorslaa
HANOI E8TKK Iberiaa.
BA Hi' E DON A Columbia
HALIFAX Lake at leal fan.
Prealdeat of Mlae .Workers Rays Con
ditions Are Chaotle la Pltta
fcorsr District.
WHEELING. W.Vs.. Feb. J0.-T. L.
Lewis, president of the United Mine Work
ers of America, returned here today from
an investigation of the Pittsburg district
He said conditions were choatlo there,
owing to factional disputes, and unleea
matters were straightened out soon he
would direct the national board to take
You- who keep
your ears pricked
up listening for op
portunity's knock
do you read the
want ad page?
People who now It is better to
sell things for a mall price than to
keep them until they are worthless
constantly advertise all aorta of
things for sale on the want ad
pages. They are all bargains the
want ad page Is the best bargain
page in The Bee.
Perhaps some one is going
away from Omaha and wants
to sell her ice box r a book
casejust what yon have
wanted. Keep your eye on the
want ads. Opportunity it
in every column,
Many Failures to Exhibit Campaign
Fundi in Nebraska.
Bryan'i Followers Refuse to Observe
Their Leader's Preachment.
Returns Given from Practically Every
County in Nebraska.
The Bee Has Gathered laformatloa as
to Morklngi of Nebraska Cam
palgn Publicity- Law ia the
lftOS Elertloa.
In the recent presidential campaign much
was made of the matter of publicity of
campaign contributions and In his speech
to the Nebraska legislature last week Mr.
Bryan again touched upon thla subject.
Nebraska la a state which has a law pro
viding for publicity of both campaign con
tributions and expenses. This law has been
on our statute book a for nearly ten yeara.
To what extent Is thla publicity law oper
ative? How far have the political parties In
Nebraska observed this lawT
Have the democrats under Mr. Bryan's
preachment been any more scrupulous to
obey it than other parties T
To get the answers to these questions
The Bee has collected from the various
counties of Nebraska Information as to the
filing of expense accounts by the treas
urers of the various political committees, as
required by law under penalty of arrest
and fine in a sum not less than S50 nor
more than $500.
Chapter 28 of the laws of W99 was passed
for the express purpose of preventing cor
rupt practices at elections, and some of Us
most significant provisions are aimed to
bring about publicity of campaign contri
butions. Although this ia one of the strings
In hla political harp upon which William
J. Bryan plays the strongest, yet in his
own democratic family, closely watched and
censored aa he assumes to keep it, is found
the largest number of offenders. Under
the two heads, democratic and peoples
Independent, comprising one political en
tity, are found 137 Instances wherein his
treasurers have failed to comply with the
law directing publicity of campaign con
tributions within the state of Nebraska.
A majority of the republican treasurers
complied with the publicity law, although
forty-one republican treasurers failed to get
In line with the law. No socialist treas
urer has filed any report, either; but the
members of that party claim that they
do only Individual work and have no regu
larly organized campaign machinery. Tet
tt is doubtful if they fall outside the law
any more than the others.
What the Law Reqnires. '
Section 14 of chapter 29, aforesaid, pro
vides in effect, . that every two or more
persons who shall be elected, appointed,
chosen or associated, for the purpose,
wholly or in part, of directing the raising,
collecting or disbursement of money, or
who shall co-operate In such work, where
the purpose Is to defeat or further the
nomination or election of any person or
persons to publlo office by popular vote,
"shall be deemed a political committee
within the meaning of this act."
Section 16 of the ac provldea that every
political committee "shall appoint and con
stantly maintain a treasurer," to receive,
keep and disburse all moneys collected.
Unless such' treasurer ia appointed and
maintained,, it Is a violation of the act to
collect or disburse money for any such pur
pose, either by the committee or any of Its
members; and all money muat pass through
the treasurer's hands.
Every such treasurer must keep a book
giving full account of all transactions, as
must every Individual receiving or disburs
ing more than 130. . unleea he receives it
from the treasurer.
Bectlon IS uses the mandatory ' word
"shall" In providing that every such treas
urer file "within twenty days after each
and every election, caucua, convention or
primary election," with the county clerk,
"a full, true and detailed account and
statement, subscribed and sworn to by him,
setting forth each and every sura of money
received and disbursed by htm for any of
the objects or purposes of this act"
Bectlon 21 provides that failure, neglect or
refusal shall make the treaaurer guilty of a
misdemeanor, and provides that, on con
viction, he ah ail be fined not less than $60
or more than S500. to go to the school fund.
There Is a further provision that if the
treasurer fall to file the statement required
by law any five resident freeholders may
request him to file such statement, and If
within five days he does not comply with
the demand he shall be guilty of a misde
meanor, and on conviction "shall be Im
prisoned for not less than two nor more
than atz months."
Oaly Twa Pnpnllat Reports.
In only two counties In the state have
reports been filed by treasurers of the
populist wing of the Bryan ' forces. An
expenditure of 12.27 is admitted in Frontier
county, and $206.86 in Folk county. In
Boone, Dawson, Hamilton, Howard, Saline,
Nuckolls, Saunders, Seward and Webster,
the treasurers of the ao-called - people's
lndependent party resorted to the subter
fuge of reporting that all their collecting
and disbursing was done through the demo
cratic committee. In Polk county the dem
ocratic treasurer whipped the devil around
the stump In the like fashion.
Counties wherein no report was filed by
democratlo treaaurers are Antelope, Banner,
Bialne, Box Butte, Boyd, Burt. Chase,
Cheyenne, Cuming, Custer, Dakota, Dawes,
Deuel, Dixon, Dundy, Furnas, Gosper,
Grant, Greeley, Harlan, Hayes. Hitchcock,
Holt. Hooker. Johnson. Kearney, Kimball,
Knox, Logan, Loup. Madison. MrPhrrson,
Perkins. Phelps, Pierce. Platte, Red Willow,
Rook, Sarpy. Scott's Bluff, Sheridan, Sioux,
Thomas, Valley, Wayne, Wbeeler and York.
It will be noticed there are some, strong
democratlo bailiwicks In this list Governor
Bhallenberger'a home county of Harlan Is
derelict, and so is Edgar Howard's beloved
Platte; and likewise York, where the great
banquet was held with Bryan and Towns as
a Lara, and whence it was trumpeted through
the press that much money waa raised on
tha enthusiasm of a tremendous event
Custer, with a democratlo senator and two
democratlo bouse members, is not favored
with a report from either treaaurer of the
allied funds. )
Is It Conspiracy of Slieaeet
Coaxntlea where republican treasurers have
failed to honor the law are Antelope, Ban-
j; Continued ou Second Pag),
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From the Chicago Examiner.
7. M. Dickinson of Tennessee Will Be
Secretary of War.
St. I.oele Mas "aid ta Be Slated for
Secretary of Comnaerce aad Labor
Balllaaer for laterlor
COLUMBUS, O.. Feb. 20.-J. M. Dickinson
of Tennessee will be secretary of war in
the Taft cabinet
Charlea Nagel of St Louis wUl be Mr.
Taft's aecretary of commerce and labor and
R. A. Balllnger will be aectetary of the
This statement is not made upon the an
nouncement of Mr. Taft but Its correctness
may be accepted without question. Mr.
Nagel waa a caller upon the president-elect
Friday and Mr. Dickinson had a conference
Mr. Taft will permit of no announcement
from him aa to theaa concluslona. It has
been known for some time, however, that
he had practically decided upon Mr. Nagel's
appointment and the interview yesterday
bears all the earmarks of having been ar
ranged for the express purpose of an offer
and acceptance.
Mr. Dicklnaon came to Cincinnati from
Chicago today. He has not been under
consideration as a cabinet possibility for
so long a time, but has been personally
and most favorably known by Mr. Taft for
many yeara. His legal record and acknowl
edged ability are suoh as to commend him
peculiarly to Mr. Taft Mr. Dickinson is a
Tennesseean, although temporarily residing
in Chicago, where his duties as general
solicitor of the Illinois Central Railway
system required his presence. He is a dem
ocrat, although always having opposed
At Xenta, O., Mr. Taft's car 'was sur
rounded by an eager crowd and he came
out on the back platform and asked for the
support and prayers of the people that the
dutlea of the responsible position he Is
about to assume may be discharged for the
beat good of all. .
Mr. Taft will reach Philadelphia In the
morning and will be the gueat of Dr. 8.
tVelf Mitchell. Mrs. Taft will join her hus
band there, coming from New Tork. where
she has been spending a few days.
On Monday Mr. Taft will make an ad
dress before the Pennsylvania university
and leave for New York Tuesday.
Taft Coalers with Dleblavsoa. .
CINCINNATI. Feb. JO.-The presence
here today rf J. M. Dickinson, general
counsel of the Illinois Central railway
aystem, and an immediate conference be
tween himself and President-Elect Taft,
presents strong clrcumstantisl evidence at
least that a decision is to be reached as
to who will be Mr. Taft's secretary of war.
Mr. Dickinson haa been under considera
tion for this post for some time and that
he would come to Cincinnati for a confer
ence would seem to make the reasoning
good thst If he was sent for by Mr. Taft
It was for the purpose of extending the
honor, and if he came at his own initiative
it was for ' the purpose of declining the
honor. ,
The presence here yesterday of Charles
Nagel of St. Louis is likewise regarded aa
the opportunity for an offer to him by
Mr. Taft of the commerce and labor port
folio and its acceptance.
The Treasury department head, aceord
Irg to all that can be learned here, is per
haps the one remaining place In the cabinet
regarding which no decision has been
Thla. Mr. Taft's last day in Ma home city
before becoming president, was made the
occasion for many calls upon him by bis
old-time friends and neighbors, and the
Pike street mansion of Charles P. Taft,
a her he made his headquarters, was
crowded with callers. Mr. Taft left at S
o'clock for Philadelphia, from where) on
the ISd bo will go. to New Tork for several
Senator Klttreda-e's Report May Lead
to Proeeeatloa of Steel
. Corporation.
WASHINGTON, Feb. Sn.-The conclusion
reached by Senator Kl tired ge. who has pre
pared a report of the Investigation of the
Tennessee Coal - and Iron company's ab
sorption fy the United States Steel cor
poration, is that the' merger forms a com
bination In restraint of ' trade and that
President Roosevelt had no authority of
law to sanction the deal. This report will be
submitted to the sub-commltte of the com
mittee on judiciary at a meeting to be
held late In the day, and If adopted it may
form the baaia of an order to the Depart
ment of Justice to bring an action against
the steel corporation under the Sherman
anti-trust law.
The Klttredge report has been printed
In confidence and has been read by other
members of Che special committee, which
la composed of Senatora Clarke of Wyo
ming. Dillingham. Klttredge, Culberson
and Overman. It could not be learned to
day whether other members of the com
mittee will present their views In Indi
vidual statements, but It is believed that
Mr. Culberson, ' who Is the author of the
resolution under which the inquiry waa
conducted. Intends to do so. Any action
taken, by the sub-committee must have the
approval of the judiciary committee before
being presented to the senate. : .
Mrs. Testlfles He Wanted to
ell One of Her Railroads
for as.OOO.
CHICAGO, Feb. 20. Mrs. Mary Adelaide
Yerkes, widow of the late Charles T.
Yerkes, occupied the witness stand today
In her suit to oust Louis 8. Owsley as
executor of the late traction magnate's
estate. .
"Mr. Owsley." said the witness, "wanted
me to aell my house and pictures In New
York and said he wanted 6 per cent of the
sum to be received as compensation for
his services. He declared that as executor
he would have to make some show of op
position, but that everything would come
out all right. I refused to agree and he
looked me straight in the-eye and said:
'Mary, I don't know what la coming over
you of late. You do not trust me aa you
formerly did.' "
On another occasion Mrs. Yerkes said
Mr. Owsley wanted to sell the Chicago,
Harvard aV Geneva railway for $5,000. .
"I said that waa a small sum for a rail
road and refused to consent, but he said
he would sell tt anyway. I did not trust
Mm after that"
Government Engineers Will Kxamlao
Site for aa Extensive
S yet em.
WASHINGTON. Feb. tO.-Chlef Engineer
Davis and Consulting Engineer HVnny of
the reclamation service, left yesterday for
Porto Rico under Instructions from the
secretary of the interior to examine plans
and specifications and to Investigate the
site of an extensive Irrigation system for
the island. The expenses of the Investiga
tion are to be borne by Porto Rico.
Provision has been made for the laaue
aad sale of 13,000.000 in 4 per cent bonds to
defray the expenses of constructing the
works, the cost of which Is to be collected
by the taxation of the lands benefited.
William Gallagher Charged with
Marder and Robbery of
Neva Seat in Bank.
PITTSBURG-, Feb. to. William Gallajrher,
who is alleged to be wanted at Truro, N.
., for murder and bank robbery, haa been
arrested at Oreenaburg, Pa. Gallagher ta
said to have gone into a bank at Truro
last June and when questioned as to a
check for $3.00. which he had presented,
shot the cashier and made off with the
mosey, which had been counted out and
placed at the cashier's wladonv
Cables from Naples for Money to
- Bring Him Home.
OmaJia and Connrll Blag's Man
apposed for Months to Be Dead :
Gives Joy to Grieving;
Edward P. Fitch, the Omaha and Coun
cil Bluffs man who was supposed to have
met a foul death In Europe some months
ago. Is alive and cabled from Naples, Italy,
yesterday to W. W. Umstead, local man
ager for the Western Union, to have his
family send funds for his return to the
American consul at Naples.
Mr. UmBted complied with the request Im
mediately and a cable went back to Naples
that will enable Mr. Fit oh to obtain the
necessary amount and start for the United
States at once.
"They all had given him up for dead long
ago, but I had an Intuition from the first
and It haa grown on me that my brother
waa alive and would yet turn up,", said
Miss Julia Pitch, a sister who is employed
with the McCague Investment company,
when told of the good news.
Miss Fitch lives with her mother, Mrs.
Stevens, and her step-sister. Miss Stevens,
a teacher in the Beala achool, in Council
Bluffs. The three women were overjoyed
at the message from distant Naples, for
the mother and Miss Stevens had become
all but reconciled to the belief that Mr.
Pitch had died either by natural or foul
Last Word Foar Months Ago.
The last word received by the family of
Mr. Fitch was four months ago. He
wrote a letter saying he waa leaving1 for
London to enter a hospital; that he was
sick. He had gone to Europe for his
health and this letter aroused the appre
hension of his family. The anxiety be
came more tenae when letters from home
went unanswered. The sisters and mother
wrote repeatedly, but received no answers.
Finally American consuls abroad were ad
vised and within no time Uncle Sam's
agents had a searching investigation In
progress all over Europe, especially in
London, Paris and other large centers of
population. Thla waa continued Incessantly
for months without the slightest clue to
reward the diligent crusade.
Then the family as well aa officials re
luctantly settled back into the belief that
death had overtaken Mr. Fitch. But bow
they could not tell, nor could they offer
any clue, for the hospital to which he was
supposed to have gone in . London had no
light to shed; none of the police depart -menta
in European cities was able to make
a single suggestion that proved available.
When the letter, telling of his trip from
Paris to London, was mailed he w'aa on
the train between Dover and London. But
not even that clue could be traced to ef
fective ends. .
Expect Farther Ward Soon.
Mr. Umsted. after conferring with the
family of Mr. Fitch, wired the American
consul "at N&plea to deliver the money to
Mr. Fitch and give him what care waa
neceastry until he started for home. Some
further message ia expected at once, giving
more Information aa to Mr. Fltch'a ex
perience since last heard from, the causes
of his silence and condition of his health.
Mr. Fitch resldea with hla family in
Council Bluffs and waa assistant secre
tary of the State Insurance company of
Nebruka, with headquarters In Omaha. He
Is single and about 'tt years of age. When
hla health became Impaired he sought re
creation in Europe.
Charlea Fitch, an elder brother of Ed
ward Pitch, died within the last, two weeks
at his home in Portland. Ore. He had just
returned to his home from a visit with
his mother and sisters at Council Bluffs.
The strtnge disappearance of his brother
was often the subject of conversation at
the home while Mr. Fitch waa there. Tha
family's grief became doubly keen when
news of the elder brother's death was re
ceived and yet no word cams from the one
ever the seas, -
Principal Occupation of Democratic
Legislature to Create Jobs.
This Work Takes Precedence of Re
deeming1 Any of Party Pledg-es.
Bill for a Prohibitory Amendment to
Be Introduced.
Edgar Howard Ronada l'p the Legis
lators for Fallnre to Live Up
to Their Plntform .
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 20.-Speclal.)-The pub
lication in The Bee a week ago of sufficient
evidence to Justify the designation of this,
Nebraska's first democratlo legislature, as
an "organttatlon for the relief of jobless
democrats," has seemed to Inspire members
of the majority party to get busier on the
Job, rather than to deter them.
Though the session Is more than half
over more attention has been given to
measures designed solely to create jobs
for democrats than to any other one sub
ject. Political Job bills have taken precedent
over all. The banking bill, the physlcaf
valuation of railroad property bill and all
other measures have had to take a bark
seat while Mr. Bryan and Governor Shal
lcnberger have their lieutenants at work to
build up the most gigantic political machine
rver created by legislative action. Lawa
governing the appointments of state em
ployes which have been on the statutes for
years are being changed In order that ths
governor may appoint democrats to tha
The foundation rf the democratlo political
machine was started with II. R. 1 and
S. F. 1. The first was Introduced In ths
Interest of Mr. Bryan's candidacy for the
United States senate. The second Is the
Omaha charter bill, which contains more
politics than anything else. Apparently no
attempt Is being made either by Mr. Bryan
or the governor to disguise their real
object Following the Introduction of H.
R. 1, to promote Mr. Bryan's candidacy
for the senate, the members of the ma
jority party have, step by step, laid the
foundation for the future control of the
machinery of the state. In addition to
glvli.g the authority to the governor to
appoint every employe on the pay roll of
the state, save the office help of .the con
stitutional officers, the democrats are st
temptlng to secure for their party the con
trol of the supreme court by ousting mem
bers of the present court through techni
calities and to control the patronage of the
Stale Railway commission by giving lo the
lone democratlo member of the commission
authority to prevent the selection. or. the
discharge of any employo by the majority
of the commission.
Schools In Politics.
Second only in Importance to ths at
tempted overthrow of the supreme court,
solely for the purpose of giving some Jobs
to democrats, and probably of equal Im
portance, la the attempt of Nebraska's first
democratlo legislature to give to the gov
ernor, as a part of his political machine,
the state normal schools of the state, the
Junior normal schools and thoae high
schools in which normal training Is taught.
The attempt to make of the publlo schools
a cog In a democratic political machine is
found In the Case bill, which provides that
the governor shall appoint a board of five
members who, with the state superintendent
and the state treasurer, shall constitute a
state normal board. This board takes the
place of the State Board of Education. The
governor now has the power to appoint
the five members of the State Board of
Education, but under the new bill the terms
of the present members of this board will
end upon the passage of the measure.
But probably the high crime In the at
tempt to steal the schools and make of
them political Institutions Is the attempt on
the part of Mr. Bryan himself to make of
the state university an Incubator to hatch
out converts to his peculiar political
theories. Mr. Bryan in his many talka re
garding the bill to estsbllsh his school of
cttixenshln. at the state university, haa
never aaid how he threatened the regents
unless they established his pet school, which
he desired to be a school of politics with
himself at the head. He even gave the
members of the legislature the Impression
that he was acting with the consent of the
regents In pushing that bill. Mr. Bryan has
been publicly charged that he threatened
the regents with legislative notion unless
they agreed to his proposal. Mr. Bryan
has In his possession the evidence to either
prove or disprove this charge, but he re
fused to give out for publication his official
and private correspondence on ths mat I sr.
Not only all that, but by changing tha
stale banking laws to give the governor
supreme control In selecting examiners and
other aaslstants to carry out the provisions
of the guaranty bill, the democratic manip
ulators would flaunt the banks of the stats
as a political asset,
Sep to Parly Press,
In the house this afternoon the members
attempted to line up the democratic papers
of the state by laying the foundation to
throw a little sop to them. The house
recommended for passage 8. F. 16, by Tan
ner, which gives to the governor the au
thority to designate In what papers pro
posed constitutional amendments shall be
published. The bill still leaves all ths work
tn the matter to be performed by the sec
retary of state. All the governor has to
do is to tell the secretary of state what
papera he desires to favor and the secretary
must, under this bill, send out the copy
to them.
Killen of Gage and Nettleton of Clay
both objected to the provision In the bill,
which required the secretary of slate to
do the work.
"I objuct to the secretary of slats being
a man Friday for the governor," said Mr.
Nettleton, but thla democratic house did
not object and on a strict party vote ths
bill nas recommended for passage.
When the bill giving authority to appoint
deputy state surveyors to the state land
commissioner came up Kelley of Furnas
jumped up with an amendment providing
that the governor should do the appoint
ing. Bowman, a democrat of Nuckolls, told
the house he was getting tired of voting
appointive placea to the governor and he
believed the appointments in this Instance
should be made by the proper offtoer. Bo
Kelley withdrew his amendment However,