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VOL. XXXVIII NO.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOltNINU, APRIL 3, TWKNTY PACKS.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
FIGHT ON RULE
ON TARIFF VOTE
Insurgents Demand a Record Vote on
a Number of the Schedules in
Makes Return Trip
Airship Oiren an Ovation on Its Ar
rival at Munich, Schools Be
HARD BLOW TO
THE SALOON MEN
Legislature in Final Hours Passes
Bill Requiring Them to Closo
at Eight O'clock.
Senate Program for Administering
CANNON WILL NOT CONCEDE IT
Willing that Record Be Made on Hide
and Lumber Schedule.
COMMITTEE RULE MAY NOT PASS
Insurgents Mostly Against it; but Are
Doubtful of Result.
LONG POSTOFFICE CONTEST ENDS
Andrew Richmond at Orleaaa. Who
Has Held Over for Three Years,
Finally- Lands for Neve
(from a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April l tflpec lal Tele
gram.) -Speculation was rife today over
the extent of the. rule which It la under
stood will be reported on Monday from
the committee on rules of the house pro
viding for a record vote on several of the
schedules In controversy In the Payne tar
iff hill and the time when the final vote
shall he taken. Over a week ago the "ma
chine." as Uncle Joe Cannon's followera
have been denominated, be Ran a quiet, but
affective canvaaa In order that when the
rule was reported there should be no doubt
about Its passage. The insurgents, so
cajled. In which the republican members
of the Nebraska delegation are Included,
early found themselves In a position to do
one of two things, to be consistent and
vote against the rule as reported from the
committee on rules, or else dodge, and they
have decided to vote against the rule If
It Is reported as now outlined.
Judge Norrls, who has become one of the
leaders of the Insurgent forces, when ap
proached by representatives of the Can
non forces Insisted that the rule should
provide the right to amend the tariff bill
by putting coffee and tea on the free list.
Increase the Interna revenue tax on beer,
put lumber on the free list and vote on
lowering the tariff on hosiery and gloves
and changing the present drawback fea
tures of the bill on all producta and vote
on the countervailing duty on petroleum.
Judge Norrls was met generally with an
agreement aa to a rule providing for a
vote on the schedules above mentlonel
with the exception of a vote on the coun
tervailing duty on oil and a tax on beer,
and this gave him almost conclusive evi
dence that the charges maae that Fitzger
ald of New Tork and the democrats who
Yoted with him on the Fltxgerald resolu
tion, but which was a Cannon measure,
did sn. because of an agreement reached
during the midnight hours on Saturday
night, .before the bill was reported On Mon
day, that there should 1e no vote on the
oil schedule and that there should be no
tax oa beer.'
Record on Hides and I.orober.
It la understood thut the rule to be re
ported on Monday will permit a record
vote In the house on hides and the lumber
Schedules, but no record will he permitted
outside of these. The rule, however, will
permit a vote In committee of the whole
on a number of then schedules enumer
ated above and possibly on the counter
vailing duty on oil, but as no record Is
kept of this vote it Is easily apparent how
members could vote for the "lnteresta"
without being branded. It Is one of the
foxiest games in the world and la worthy
of Vncle Joe and those who train with him.
The insurgents.. It. Is stated, will vote
against the rule generally, although there
are three or four members classed In this
category who are willing to take the bill
as It came from the committee and will
therefore vote for the rule. Their defec
tion, however, will be set off by a number
of republicans who have heretofore been
voting with the majority of their party,
but who. are demanding a vote on a half
dosen of the schedules at least, and these
will quit the majority to vote with the In
surgent republicans against the rule. If,
however, Fitzgerald can hold his eight
een or twenty democrats for the rule Its
adoption on Monday la a foregone conclu
sion. With the rule adopted there docs not
aeem to be anything in the way of tha pas
sage of the bill by April W, the date the
has been set by the leaders to send, the
bill to the senate.
Coatest for PoatofDra Ended.
The: appointment of Andrew Richmond as
postmaster at Orleans, Neb., comes at the
end of an extremely Interesting contest.
Mr. Richmond's term expired nearly three
years ago, but he has been holding on ever
ince because the department liked his
work. Judge Norrls at tha conclusion of
Richmond's term recommended for the
place Mr. Olmstead. but the department In
sisted upon enforcing Its rule, that where
m postmaster's services have been efficient
and where there Is no personal objection
on the part of a congressman to said
poatmaster. that he will be retained. Judge
N,orrls recommended Olmstead because he
believed he was more strongly endorsed
than Richmond and for the further fact
that he was an old soldier. Richmond had
also strong endorsements and was friendly
to Norrls, who could raise no personal ob
jection to Richmond. There the matter
rested until yesterday, when Richmond was
reappointed. He will have served aa post
master at Orleans fifteen years on the ex
piration of his present term.
Indian tit-nool for Bale.
Senator Gamble called at the Indian
bureau today and ass advised that pro
posals for bids for the sale of the build
ings now comprising the Indian school at
Chamberlain would be ready for advertise
ment In a few days. Under the provision
of tha last Indian appropriation bill It was
decreed the school buildings at Chamber
lain BhouM le sold to tha highest bidder,
with a proviso that the purchaser should
maintain the rchool and furthermore admit
null inttiao children as should apply to
lh durational advantages free of tuition
ir other charge. It is said that Seventh
ly Adventtsta have registered a bid of
13. mo for the property, but aa the law
says the sale shall be conducted under
competitive bidding their advance bid van
only be considered In connection with
uch other bids as the advertisement may
br'"g to tha department.
Miner Matters at Capital.
Qeorgs y. Case of Watertown, S. D.. is
in Washington upon legal business before
the Interior department
B- H. Sullivan of plankingtoo, & IX. is
(Continued on Second rag.
DINGOI-FINO, Germany, April 1 The
Zeppelin airship, that spent the night In
an open field near thia town after having
been driven by a storm yesterday from the
neighborhood of Munich, reuscended at
11:18 this morning and started on Its return
journey to the Bavarian capital. A mod
erate wind was blowing. On rising the
airship maneuvered In a satisfactory man
ner and headed in the direction of Munich,
amid the cheers of thousands of specta
tor. Automobiles and several detchments
of cavalry followed the route of the airship.
MUNICH, April t-The Zeppelin airship
appeared over Munich about 1:S0 this aft
ernoon and made a successful landing on
the parade grounds outside the city. The
count was greeted by the prince regent of
Bavaria and several princes and princesses
of the royal family. A vast crowd had as
sembled to witness the descent, which was
made lightly and easily.
The authorities had been advised by tele
graph of the hour when the airship could
be expected. The public school children
were given a holiday and extra editions of
the newspapers were sold on the streets
giving full accounts of the travels of the
Count Zeppelin wss greeted by the prince
regent aa he stepped from the car and was
carried off by the prince to luncheon. Many
distinguished persons were present at the
meal. The prince proposed the health of
the count and conferred a gold medal upon
him. He also decorated the count's com
panions. The airship will leave here to
night for Frlederlchshafen. The weather1
Is fine and clear.
Helps Kaw City
Cut-Off Between Grand Island and
Hastings Among Improvements
KANSAS CITY, April fc-Plans have. It
Is staled, been perfected for improving the
Union Pacific connections with 8t- Joseph
and Kansas City and Invading the territory
In Nebraska now gridlroned by Burlington
Hres. The completed plans will give the
Union Pacific a much shorter and more
direct line to St. Joseph and shorten the
distance between Kansas City and the
Pacific coast ninety miles.
These improvements Include the complex
tlon of the Menoken (Knn.)-Maryv111e (Mo.)
cut-off projected two years ago: the build
ing of a proposed new cut-off between
Hasting. Neb., . on the St Joseph and
Orund Island ar.d Kearney, Neb., on the
Urlon Pacific's Omaha line to Cheyenne
and the Pacific coast
Fish Firm and Head Held Under Two
Additional Indictments by Chi
cago Grand Jury.
CHICAGO, April 2. Two additional In
dictments against W. Vernon Booth, presi
dent of the defunct A. Booth Co., and
Frederick R, Robblna, assistant treasurer
of the company, were returned by the
grand Jury today. Tha firm of A. Booth
ft Co. was also named In the Indictment.
The true bill chargea the corporation and
officials with having obtained credit under
false representations. The charge Is based
on the alleged Juggling of the financial
statement Issued by the corporation April
SO. 1908, through which Chicago banks made
large monetary loans to the company. The
Continental National bank of Chicatfo,
which loaned S3O0.00O to the company, la tha
complainant in the Indictments.
New York Jury
Effort Will Be Made to Secure the
Indictment of The World in
NEW TORK, April Investigation of
the Panama libel charge against the New
Tork World waa resumed before a federal
grand Jury today under the direction of
Stuart McNamara, special assistant attor
ney general. It waa said the purpose of
the new Inquiry wss to obtain Indictments
In this city against the publishers, and
possibly one of the editors, of the Worlf,
recently Indicted In Washington. In ordet
that their trials might be held In New
Canan May Contest Alma
Jackson's Vote for Council
Alma Jackson, councilman from the
Seventh ward .ind renominated by the
democratic primaries, filed a false filing,
which application may be made the basis
of a contest which C. J. Canan, the Jack
candidate, contemplates bringing.
The registration books show that Jack
son Uvea In the Fourth precinct of the
Seventh ward, but when he filed he swore
he waa a resident of the Third precinct
of the Seventh. Mr. Canan has aa yet not
been advised what, if any, difference this
"I am confident I was counted out of
the nomination." said Mr. Canan. "They
(meaning the mayor's Jims) counted me
out by fifty-four votes three years ago,
whan I waa a candidate for the nomination,
and tbey were competent to do It again. In
fact. I was told by the men of the mayor's
faction that I would be double-crossed.
I'll tell you what they did: They gave
voles for Canan to Mike liogaa and B.
J. McArdle, Just enough to give Jackson
the lead. Thlr waa done not only in the
Seventh ward, but in every ward, and I
am positive a recount would show that I
am the rightful nominee from the eleventh."
Four of the democratic nominees for the
council failed to carry the precincts in
wukh they live. Every republican nominee
This Provision of Tariff Law Pre
sented to President Taft.
EXECUTIVE TO BE THE JUDGE
Minimum Rates Are to Be Applied to
All Countries for One Year.
MAXIMUM GOES IN EFFECT THEN
President to Except Countries Giving
United States Lowest Rates. s
PROVISION IS CONSTITUTIONAL
Principle Is Upheld by ffapreme
Conrt In Case Growlnsr Oat of
the McKlnler Tariff
WASHINGTON. April 1-Presldent Taft
was Informed today of tha senate program
for the administration of the new tariff
bill. It provides that a minimum tariff shall
apply to all countries for one year. At the
end of that time tha maximum rates will
go Into effect against all countries, which
In the opinion of the president are not
giving the United States their best tariff
The president Is understood to favor
strongly this idea of application of the
maximum and minimum principle and It is
believed that It will be the ilan finally
agreed upon. The plan of administering
the minimum and maximum rates In the
house bill, as It now stands. Is said to
be more Indefinite and less effective than
the one proposed by the senate finance
Taft Confers with Aldrlck.
Prior to the cabinet meeting today Presi
dent Taft had a conference with Chairman
Aldrieh of the senate finance committee
and Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh.
Senator Aldrieh assured the president that
the committee is making most satisfactory
progress with the tariff bill and said there
would be little or no delay in taking the
matter up In the eenate following a vote
In the house.
The administrative features of the senate
bill were then taken up for discussion,
which will be resumed at the White House
next week. Senator Aldrieh left for New
York today and the finance committee
will not meet during his absence.
There have been more or lesa apparently
authentic reporta current from time to
time to the effect that majority sentiment
In the senate was opposed to the minimum
and maximum principle its enunciated In
the Payne bill. President Taft has not
shared this belief and today e received
definite assurances as to the correctness
of his fwltlon when Senator Aldrieh out
lined to him his own position and that of
the majority of the finance committee, aa
to the plan of administration to be pro
vided for In the vnate measure which
has, further, the support of a supreme court
decision as to Its constitutionality.
Details of tne Plan.
The difference between the minimum and
maximum rates will be 20 pe' cent. It Is
planned that for a period of nine months
or one year the minimum rate, wwhlch will
be fixed as the protective rate, shall apply
to all countries without distinction or dls
crimination. At the end of this period the
maximum rates automatically will go Into
effect against all countries, which, In the
opinion of the executive, are not giving to
the United States the benefit of their most
favored nation clauses. In other words
It will require affirmative action by the
president, after a thorough Inquiry, to gtve
to any nation the benefit of the minimum
American rate. If. In the general Inquiry
which will be made during the "probation
ary" period, the president finds that cer
tain nations are discriminating against the
United States he will merely refrain from
Issuing a proclamation regarding these
countries and the maximum rate henceforth
will apply to them.
Tills plan gives to the executive complete
power of Inquiry and decision. The sur
preme court of the United States in a case
Involving the constitutionality of the Mc
Klnley tariff act, decided that congress by
similar method of administration was In
nowise delegating its authority to the
executive. Congress will fix absolute rates
which will apply under conditions which it
prescribes and no executive' discretion will
rest with the president.
Another matter discussed at the White
House conference today and which will be
taken up again next week, had to do with
what plana shall be adopted in the adminis
trative section of the new bill to prevent
absolute under valuation. The president
believes with the Treasury department of fi
clals that gross frauds have been prao
tlced on the government in the past under
existing methods and considers it of su
preme importance that a fixed standard at
valuation should be prescribed.
for the council carried his precinct. This
shows how the candidates on the two
tickets are looked upon at hutne, where
they are best known.
One of the democratic nominees who lost
both his ward and precinct is James
O'Hara In the Third ward. The nominee
secured sixty-six votes in tha entire ward,
as against 301 cast for E. A. Worm, his
Councilman Elsaaser, from tha Tenth, is
another council nominee who lost his ward,
being snowed under there by a vote of
over two to one. Klllian carried the Tenth
ward by 3ri8 votes, while Els&sscr secured
The three other democratic, councilmanto
uomlneea who lost their home p.-ecincts
are Bruckcr, from the Fifth; Sheldon, from
the Sixth, and Funkhouaer, from the
Eleventh. Brucker received votes to 61
caat for Lawler In his home precinct
Sheldon secured SO votes to M for Don W.
Canan in his home precinct In Council
man Funkhouser's home, ths nominee se
cured but 38 votes to M cast for Schneider,
Alma Jackson, renominated from the
Be-ventu ward, carried his precinct by but
five votes, while O. V. Bruoker, renomi
nated from the Fifth ward, carried ths
ward by but five votes over Ed Lawler.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
JUDGMENT AGAINST LEITER
Former Wheat King- Loses Suit Grow
ing- Out of Stock Pool.
M00NEY DENOUNCES TESTIMONY
Lawyer Sara Statement that He Waa
Paid to "Fix' a Newspaper Is
Falsa and that Matter Will
Come ip Again,
N??W YORK. April 2. A Jury In the su
preme court decided late today that Joseph
Letter and Joseph H. Hood ley must pay
Franklin, Scott A Co., stock ' brokers.
Cites., the sum lost by the firm, with
intetest. as a result of an order given
when the defendants, wtth Cyrus Field
Judson, were1 1ti a pool- tn the Interest of
International Power company stock. Mr.
Judson waa also a defendant In the suit
end the Jury at first Included htm in its
verdict. Attention was called to the fact
that there had been a verdict against
Judson in a previous suit and tht finding
was changed so as to apply only to Messrs.
Hoadley and Letter.
The trial of the suit, which was the third
In the case, has engaged the court since
March 1. It attracted much public atten
tion a few days ago when Mr. Houdley In
testifying charged that he paid Edmund L.
Mooney, counsel ofr the plaintiffs, the sum
of 2,500 on Mr. Mooney'n representation
that he could stop the publication In a
local paper cf articles which were deemed
detrimental to International Power com
pany stcck. Mr. Loiter also testified to
this alleged transaction.
Lawyer Mooney denounced the charge as
infamous and false and in his address to
the Jury today he again feelingly referred
to the matter.
"He (Hoaiiley) knew and Joseph Letter
knew," said Mr. Mooney, "that the story
he was about to tell was false as ,
and men stood at that bar whom I arraign
at the bar of public conscience, who knew
when they read the books, that In one
book there waa a statement by Joseph
Letter which, upon Its face, showed the
Impossible in that they went on to tell.
They knew that Joseph Leitcr had tes
tified In 1, In this court and tn this
case, that he had never seen Mr. Mooney
until he came Into court In 106. There
fore these men knew the story could not
be true. There is enough dynamite In
that sworn statement of Joseph Leiter to
blow the two men to atoms."
Mr. Mooney Intimated that the matter
would not end here. "There la another
time and another place," he concluded,
"and I am simply telling you thia so
that you may know the circumstances.
When the smoke of battle blows away Jus
tice will be found sitting as upright as
ever upon her throne and right will be
When the verdict had been rendered the
Jurymen hurried to where Mr. Mooney
stood and congratulated him. They du
clared they put no credence In the asser
tions of witnesses for the defense.
Spring is almost
here. How about
new gowns? Is your
Now is the time to
be looking for a
You can find the one you
want most easily by looking
over their ads' on the want ad
page under the head of Dress
They eaoh tall th kind or work
tbty do. These are tha ona who
want roar work, and people who
abow they not your trade are the
onee who wlil take ear of It after
tbey get It. The are the one who
are DterprUin( and ap to data.
They are baalnesaj people. . That's
the kind who will satisfy ycm.
Have rem read the vaat ada ret
SPRING BUTTS IN MAYBE.
Money for River
Kansas City Commercial Club Pledges
Million Dollars for
KANSAS CITY. April 2. -With a pledge
from the city officials that Kansas City
will expend 173,000 to Improve the Missouri
river levee and erect a public warehouse,
forty leading business men and shippers
met here this afternoon at the Commercial
club and topk the preliminary steps toward
forming a company to navigate the Mis
souri river between Kansas City and St.
Louis. A capitalisation close to Jl. 000,000
fully paid In w pledged. A permanent
frolg'.it K a 1 f to be operated. The schema
Is a result of alleged discrimination on the
part of tha railway In the matter of
Chance for Fish
to Get on Drunk
Four Wagon Loads of Liquor Poured
Into the Boyer River at v
L.l, la., April i-(
LOGA.H, la., April l-(SpecuU Telegram.)
Four wagonloaris of liquor were poured
Into the Boyer river here today on the
orjer of the district court. There was a
largo crowd present to witness the cere
mony and many showed signs of being
envious of iho fish. The liquor wa seized
some time ago in a raid on the . Hrierback
anloon at MiBHOurl Valley. The search war
rant waa sworn out by the county attorney
and the court on hearing ordered the liquor
KING HONORS WILBUR WRIGHT
Italian Ruler Expresses reat 1 n
terest In Subjert of Aerial
ROME, April 2. King Victor Kmmanuel
received Wilbur Wright, the American
aeroplanlst. In private audience today. His
majesty showed his Intense Interest in
the subject of aerial navigation and said
he was glad Italy was among the first
countries to greet the American Inventor.
Mr. Wright expressed the desire to charge
a fen to witness the flights he is to make
near Itome, the proceeds to go to the
benefit of the, earthquake, sufferers.
Filipino Protests Against
Free Trade With Islands
WASHINGTON, April 2.-The voice of
the Filipino for the first time waa heard
today in the legislative halls of congress.
It was raised in protest against the system
of free trado which the Payne bill seeks
to ebtahllHh with the Philippines.
Standing In his place In the house of
representatives, Patio Oeampo De Leon,
resident commissioner from the far off
It-land possession of the United States,
criticised the proposition for free trade
because, he said, it would cause a decrease
in the revenues of the Islands, and act
upon the trusts In such a way as to pre
clude the possibility of Independence.
Speaking for the Filipinos and voicing their
sentiments, Mr. Orampo Ie Leon pleaded
for such lndcpendnce.
"As soon as the measure becomes opera
tive." he said, "it would immediately cause
in the next year a decrease In the revenue
ef about .Ooo.lX)0 pesos, from which reve
nues the Philippine government obtains tho
greater portion of its income for the sup
port of the administration. This decrease
would augment every year as foreign Im
portations gradually fell off owing to the
advantageoua position which American
products would have In the market, a po
sition which inevitably would annul foreign
"Living under the protection of this coun
try," he continued, "the Filipinos would
willingly grant the greatest preference for
American products were they not convinced
that such preferenca means ruin for their
own country. Onee foreign goods are driven
from the Philippine markets the Importer
f American products would control lb
ROOSEVELT PARTY LANDS
Spends Three Hours at Gibraltar and
SOCIAL FETE ON BOARD SHIP
President Dances with Miss Draper
and Is tiiven an Illnntlnated
Addrena by Passengers
GIBRALTAR. April S.-The steamer Ham
burg, with Theodore Roosevelt and the
members of his party on board, came Into
Gibraltar a few minutes before 9 o'clock
this morning. The vessel sailed at noon for
Richard I Sprague, the American con
sul, and an aide do ramp of General Sir
Frederick Foreatier-Walker, governor of
Gibraltar, went out to the Hamburg to
welcome the former president of the United
States. After an exchange of greetings,
Mr. Roosevelt, wearing a frock coat and a
silk hat, came down over the side and
stepped Into x launch sent out by the
captain of tho port and was brought
ashore. The party proceeded at once to
tho residence of Mr. Sprague. At 10:30
o'clock Mr. Roosevelt called upon General
The general Invited Mr. Roosevelt to
luncheon, as had also Mr. Sprague, but
Mr. Roosevelt was not able to accept either
of these Invitations on sreount of the short
stay here of the Hamburg.
Mr. Roosevelt refused to be photographed
and he declined every request for an In
terview. The weather Is bright and warm,
and Mr. Roosevelt appeared to be In the
best of health and spirits. Upon leaving
the Hamburg he shook hands with a num
ber of the passengers, who cheered him
It Is said today that the Roosevelt party
doe not Intend to go ashore at Naples;
that the members will merely transfer
themselves and their belongings from the
Hamburg to the steamer Admiral. In this
event Mr. Roosevelt will not be able to see
the duchess of Aosta at tha Italian port.
Declines Luncheon Invitations.
The Invitations for luncheon at Gibraltar
were sent out to the Hamburg by wireless
telegraphy, and Mrs. Roosevelt's replies
were communicated by the same means.
Mr. Roosevelt visited the. second class and
steerage quarters of the Hamburg yester
day afternoon and was given an enlhus
Isstlc reception. He was accompanied by
the Italian Immigration commissioner on
board tlie vessel, in the absence of Cap-
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
"The decrease of the customs revenues
would Inevitably compel the Philippine gov
eminent to go Into bankruptcy because
there are no other source from which to
obtain revenues and meet its financial ob
"Viewing the question In Its political as
pect. Is not there a danger that the future
independence of the Filipinos would be
hindered by the ties consequent upon the
establishment of free trade? The tiusi
and other corporation that would establish
themselves in the Philippines, encoursged
hy free trade, would place a formidable
barrier against Filipino freedom.
The only reciprocity we ask is thai our
sugar and tobacco be admitted free of
duly, and In exchange allow all agricul
tural machinery and implements of manu
facture free admission Into all parts of tho
The commls.lon said he voice-t the senti
ment of 8,00o.uu0 Filipinos in asking con
gress to grant Independence to tha Inhabl
tanta of the Philippines.
At the conclusion gf Mr. Oeampo De
Leon's remarks Mr. Goulden of New York
made Uia statement that at a public meet
ing in Washington befro he waa present
Mr. Taft declared that when he went to
the Philippines he was creditably Informed
that If he could get the Influence and ac
tive support of Mr. Ocampo I Leon lie
would have no trouble In pacifying the
"Are they pacified now?" a voice on the
republican side was beard to say.
"They are pacified." was Mr. Ooldens
reply to hi unknown Qucatlonec
HAS ONE MAJORITY IN HOUSE
Member Who Voted No Recorded in
Its Favor to Make the Number.
HOUSE REFUSES TO CORRECT VOTE
Passage of Bill as Punishment to
Omaha Senators for Their Action.
WILD TIME IN CLOSING HOURS
While Watting; for Esgreulsg fm
mlttee to Report Members 1 n -aalge
In All Kinds ot
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April 2. -(Special. )-The clos
ing hours of the senate were calm and
peaceful, that body Indulging In no un
dignified antics while waiting for the en
grosHing clerks to complete their work so
adjournment could be taken. Not so with
the house. Speaker Pood was presented
with a gold watch by the members and
employes and after this wass off hands the
lively times commenced. Everything that
was loose was thrown around, desks
broken .nd altogether It was the wildest
orgle ever seen in the chamber.
At o'clock It was seen the engrossing
clerks could not complete their labors this
evening and a recess waa taken until S
o'clock tomo-Tow morning.
After frequent calls of the house and
aftor the sergcant-at-arms had been or
dered to go to Havelock and look up Bast
man and to Omaha to look up Klllcn, and
Groves of Lancaster had been escorted to
the hall by his physician, the house passed
the bill by Senator Wlltsn, amended, to
close all saloons In the state at 8 o'clock
in the evening and to open at 7 a. m.
The bill was at once taken to the senate
and the amendments concurred In there.
The action of the legislature In passing
this temperance measure at the last minute
of the last day of the session after killing
a 7 o'clock closing bill. Is credited to the
Omaha senators. The action of the sena
tors In standing out for the Interest of
the stock yards angered many members
of the house, who took the opportunity tn
get even. Governor Shallcnberger also
camo in for his share of credit because he
vetoed the Fort Crook bill and thus lost
one vote against the 8 o'clock closing
When the bill was discussed In the house
yesterday It was amended to leave Omaha
out entirely, but after the report, of the
conference committee on the physical valui
atlon bill and Its adoption by the bouse,
Omaha was at once put back In the Wlltae
bill in retaliation.
Dill Really Failed ,
The bill received Just fifty-one votes in
the house and later It waa discovered that
Fogarty had been recorded In the affirms'
tlve. when he voted in the negative. When
Fogarty's attention had been called to the
mistake, he Informed the house that he
bad voted In the negative and desired to be
so recorded. Humphrey of Lancaster and
Taylor of York objected to correcting errors
In a roll call, because to change the Fogarty
vote would be to lose the bill. So when
the motion wax put to make the correction
It was lost.
Uusliee of Kimball voted no on the bill
when the roll was first called, but when
he dibcor ered It lacked only one vote
and to save time he changed to yes. In
explanation fo his first vote Rushes snld
he believed the bill was meant to deceive
the temperance people of the state on the
attitude of the democratic party on the
Killen and Kastman were the only mem
bers absent without excuse, and It was
told the house that Eastman had gone to
Havelock and that Killen had gone to
Omaha last night, expecting to be back
this morning. Taylor of Custer insisted
that the sergeant-at-arms bring the men
in, even If he had to look for them in
Havelock and Omaha. Wills the sergeant-at-arms
was fixing to put on his
trotting harness to head for Havelock
Kastnmn came In and voted yea.
Then the lobby became so full of In
terested persons trying to Influence the
members one way or the other that tha
speaker ordered It cleared and the doors
Groves then came in. white as a sheet,
having been taken 111 at the morning
Mcsalou. He waa accompanied by hla phy
sician, lie was led to his seat and then'
while he stood, pale and trembling, the .
bill was read to him and he voted yes.
This was the signal for tumultous ap- '
plauxe from the gallery and floor. Grows
was then excused for the session.
The bill originally provided that saloons
which sold liquor on Sunday should lose
their license and the house Judiciary com- '
ml! tee n mended It to clone the saloons at
v Vote on the Bill.
Following was the vote on the bill In the
Yeas Allen. Armstrong, Raker. Rarciay,
Rarrett, Hegole, Ula'k, blyslone, Hoells.
Holts. Hownian. Boyd, Bioiirlik, rown of
BUernian, isruwn of Iancater, Husliee,
Hyglaini. Case. Kant man. Kvans, FngHrty.
Fries. Gates, tirelg, Uriffln, Groves, Har
rington, Henry, Humphrey Johnson of Hurt,
Kelley, Marlalt. Miller, More, Nettleton,
O'Coimell, Kaper, Roberts. Sulierson,
Schoettgur. Smith, Snyder, Swan. Tavlor
of York, Taylor of Hitchcock. Taylor of
t'uMer. TlilcBsen, VVeems, Wilson, Worth
ing. Young l.
Nuys Hales. Holand. Tlutt. Chab. Clark.
Connolly, OolfZal. lotal. Kills, Gerdf s.
(Irsff, (irueher. Hoctor, lief feriian, jr.ilines,
Hospoilsky. Howard. Johnson cjf Adams,
Kotoue, Km us, Kohl. Lawrence. Leiillgii.
Lux. Murphy. McVleker, Pickens, PiUer,
Itlte.lile, Scheele, Shoemaker, fcilnk. Skeen,
Btoccker, Talcott. Thomas, West. Mr.
Thomas of Douglas sent up a written
protest agaln.st recording Fogarty in the
affirmative. Kulil moved to make this m
part of the records of the house, hut oa
motion of .Wilson the Kuhl motion wag
tabled. Then on motion of Wilson all ref.
erenee to the Thomas protest was eg
punged from the records.
Senator Wiltse brought up In the senate
the matter of concurrence In the house
amendments to 8. F. 2SJ during the after,
noon and it waa pushed to vote with)
scarcely a word of debate. The vote 'first
cuine on a motion of Senator Ransom not
to concur In the houke amendments, which)
resulted as follows:
Yes Marios. Hest-e, li.wlinbon, Ruck Ruhr
man. Lier, Fuller. Howtll. Klein, Laverty
Ransom, Tanner, Tihbets, Volpp 14 '
No-Hannlng. Hruwn. Cain, I'm, Donohoa
Oammlll. Hatfield. Henry, King, Majors'
Miller. Myers. Ollis. Randall, Raymond'
Thompson. Warren. Wiltse 1L
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