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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 251.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, APIW, 5, 1909.
SINGLE COPV TWO CENTS.
Moch Speculation "Nr Tenni of th
Rule to ported to
Hoi 'I- -. v.
DATE OF FINAL.' ' TTCERTAIN
Some Fredictions tL Jl Be at
Early ai Wee
NOT LATER THAN V-5ATURDAY
Sufficient Votes to Adopt the Com
mittee Rale Reasonably Sure.
SLIGHT SIGN OF DEFECTION
enate Hu Nothing Eveept Censes
Bill Consider I'nttl TnrtS
ItuM Over from the
WASHINGTON, April 4. The climax In
the liovse's consideration of the Payne
bill In all probability will be reachod
oon after the houee convenes tomorrow,
when the committee on rulea la expected
to bring In an order fixing- the time for
for taking the final vote on the bill and
providing- regulations for the Introduc
tion and discunslon of amendment. Thli
rule, when adopted, will automatically
put an rnd'to the general debate which
has been In progress for the last fort
night. In view of the probability of the early
adoption of this order both aldea ore
malting preparations for the considera
tion of the bill In Itt final stages. There
la allll variety of opinions aa to the
time that will ba given for the presenta
tion and consideration of amendmenta
and the exact date probably will not be
known until the order Is reported to Hie
house. The time will be fixed by the
loimnlttre on rulea, but that committee
will be gotded entirely by the wishes of
the committee on waya and meana, and
Its members art, close-mouthed on that
point. Home are advocating final action
Immediately on the presentation of the
order, but the prevailing opinion la that
the ways and meana committee will feat
called on to permit an opportunity to
dlscuase aome, at least, of the large num
ber of changes whloh It will suggest and
it Is even contended that the vote will
be postponed until Friday or Saturday.
However, aome of those who claim to
be closest to the leaders contend that
Wednesday has been definitely decided
on aa the date for the vote. No one
doubta that the fate of the bill In the
house will be known before the end of
the week and there Is just a little doubt
that In aome shape It will be passed.
Close Vote oa Rale.
Under tie rules of the house the order
covering amendments and fixing the time
y ora vote -WW- nibjact to discussion
for forty mlntilea Only. Much interest
will be centered on this proceeding, aa It
Is known that many republicans will cast
their votes with aome hesitancy. There
are few members who would not change
some of, Its features If they, aa Indi
vidual, were making the bill, and with
aome of them the Interests Involved are
sharp. That aufflclent number to carry
the order haa been assured Is generally
accepted, but all appreciate the responsi
bility of unexpected defections and all
believe that the vote will be close. With
the rule once adopted and a fair chance
given to vote upon aome of the disputed
points, the vote for the bill will 1 be
larger than that for the order.
The aenate will have nothing before
It except the cenaua bill until the tariff
bill comes over from the house and Is
reported by the committee on finance.
It Is expected that the aenate will ad
journ from Monday until Thursday, and
It is probable that on the latter day
the census bill will be reported and taken
tip for consideration. The finance com
mittee vlll -pu'1ii' the active considera
tion tf ill.- lu. tf bill during the week.
Th hoi f I i" i . e the measure reported
to the, .im.iU f t- its consideration by
WARRANTS ARE OUT FOR MANY
taarnes of 1 Ureal Registration for
. Municipal Election la
ST. LOL'IS, April . On Tuesday a new
set of municipal officers will be elected
In St. Louis and tomorrow morning the
polios department will receive from Circuit
Attorney Jones more than 500 Informations
which have been Issued againat falsely
registered names now on the poll books.
The election board furnished the names
to the. circuit attorney and arrests are to
be made If the namea are voted.
At each voting place there will be. at
least one policeman on duty and at many,
where It la believed fraud will be at
tempted, from two to six patrolmen and
sergeant will be ready to make arrests and
The campaign closed last night with the
democrats and republicans holding big
meetings. Secretary of Commerce and
Labor Nagel presided at the republican
meeting and Governor Hadley - the
principal speaker. He urged his partisans
to vote for Frederick H. Krclsmann, the
republican mayoralty nominee.
William P. Woerner heada the demo
cratic Ucket, and an active campaign has
been made In hi behalf.
TWO STORIES DO NOT TALLY
Oa "are Aaaoaat Involved la Con.
trovorar in lxty Theasaad.
Aaotaer ls Hand red.
WASHINGTON. April 4 -Charred with
obtaining $60,000 under false pretenses, while
engaged in business at Boise, Idaho, Roy
M. Wright aged K, a railway postal clerk,
aald to bo a member of a prominent Ken
tucky family, waa arrested In this city
today at the request of the Boise authori
ties. Wright, who claims to be a fir (.ouslu
to Representative Langley of Kentucky,
says the amount Involved la only Moo. Ha
haa not learned the exact nature of the
charges, but he asserts that It waa brought
about by a man from whom ho obtained
foods alued at ISuO to bo snipped to an
other party and for which he refused te
pay. bersus the parties to whom he
shipped the goods would not give him the
money. H, aaya na , willing to return
and stand trial, saying ha would have re
turned voluntarily If be had known aa In
anctaaaat was out ggalnst him.
Pine Tap Makers
on the Increase
in the South
Passage of Prohibition Laws in that
Section Incentive to Illicit
WASHINGTON. April .-Offlcl1 of the
Internal revenue bureau of the Treasury
department are of the opinion th.tt the
temperance movement which hive taken
such strong hold of certain sections of
the country, particularly In the south, has
resulted In Increasing the number of viola
tions of the Internal revenue laws In the
distillation of Illicit whisky. The records
up to the first of last year did not show
any marked Increase In the number of
Illicit distilleries destroyed or In the num
ber of arrests made, but recent reports
clearly Indicate that In many of the south
ern states, especially 1n Alabama, Georgia
and North Carolina, there has been greater
activity displayed on the part of the law
less mountain elements, who always have
been troublesome to the revenue agents,
thsn In many years.
This Is accounted for by the fact that
the legislatures of these three states have
enacted lawa prohibiting distilleries from
operating within their border. In Alabama
the law went Into effect on July t. 1908,
In Georgia on January 1. 1908, and In North
Carolina on January t, IB"!'. Many of the
legitimate distilleries have moved their
plants to Florida and other border states,
where the inhibition does not exist. Whisky
being more difficult to get In a legitimate
wsy, has greatly Increased the profits of
illicit distilling, with the result that the
activities of the Internal revenue bureau
at this time are largely directed toward
the mountain sections of these three states.
Pursue Honor of God and Welfare
of the Poor if They Would
NEW YORK. April 4-General William
Booth, whose eightieth birthday Is to be
celebrated throughout the World next Sat
urday, has replied to the scores of con
gratulatory telegrams already received
from state governors, mayors of leading
American cities and other men of prom
inence, with a message to the American
people. The message given out at the
American headquarters of the Salvation
Army here today, reads aa (tallows:
After spending eighty years In thl world
with almost countless opportunities for ob
serving the purposes for which men gen
erally live, and the disappointments thev
so commonly suffer. It seems reasonable
that I should have formed some opinion as
to the course they ought ts follow If they
are to have any real success.
. Bo. on this, my eightieth birthday. I tell
the A merlon, i people this: It'- they will
seek the honor of God, the reign of right
eousness, the welfare of the friendless poor,
the rtohes that endure forever, with the
same self-socrtfiolng activity with which
they seek wealth and pleasures of this
world, they will have a good chance of
finding that life of satisfaction which now
so often eludes them, and of building up a
pattern nation for the world to Imitate.
WILLIAM BOOTH. General.
Despite his old age. General Booth shows
no abatement of his activity as teacher,
publlo apeaker and organiser.
Washington Stopped There with
Braddock on the Expedition to
WINCHESTER. Vs., April i.-Mlsa Vir
ginia Carter, young daughter of Reeee B.
Carter, waa burned to death 4n the fire
which destroyed their home today, "Yellow
House," at Rest, this county. Mr. and
Mrs. Carter were badly burned In an effort
to save their daughter. 1
"Yellow House" was more than 20 yeara
old and waa the scene of many notable
events during the revolutionary and civil
war tlmee. General George Washington
stopped there while on his way with Brad
dock to Fort Duquesne, and during the
conflict between thes states it was the home
of Mrs. Rachel Wright, whose Information
to General Sheridan was of such value to
the federal army during his valley cam
paign that congress voted her a gold medal
In appreciation of her services. The origin
of the fire Is unknown.
Meslcaa Attempts astride.
CHICAGO. April 4. lndaleclo Alarcon. J7
yeara old, aald to be the son of a well-to-do
plantation owner near Parral, Mexico,
tried to commit aulclde today by atabbing
himself twelve times In his left side, cut
ting his throat, swallowing a mixture of
carbolic acid and port wine and throwing
himself out of a third-story window. He
waa found lying in an alley under hla bed
room window. The physicians ssy he will
probably die from loss of blood.
Relation of Wage Earnings
to Applications for Charity
WASHINGTON, April 4.-StatlstIc of
the relation of the charity relief to wage
earnings, based on the cases of several
thousand persons who sought relief In this
city, are made to tell an Interesting social
problem story In a bulletin Just prepared
by the bureau of labor.
Sicknesa, lack of employment. Insuffi
cient wages, accident and old age consti
tuted M per cent of the direct causes of
appeal tor help, the three first named
causes, In the order given, being the causes
of the most appeals.
The figures reveal the fact that In the
1,183 families studied consisting of 4,366
persons, the average slse of the families
was IT persons, as against 4 persona for
all families In Washington.
The number of children waa Vs. per cent
of lha charity population, aa compared with
US per cent for the total population of the
city. Delinquencies were reported In one
third of the families, nearly one-third of
these delinquencies being Intemperances.
Aa annual saving of more than' 2,QuO
lives, representing a reduction In the con
sumption death rate from II per 1,000 to
I t per thousand would result from Intelli
gent methods of ventilation and dust re
moval in the Cnlted Statea This opinion
GRAND RUSH ON
Just Beginning: to Sawn on the
i-.thful the Extent of the
Jobs in Sight,
ALL IN HANDS OF GOVERNOR
Opportunity for the Greatest Political
BUST NOW WITH UftUOR BILL
When that is Out of the Way Work
on the Machine Begins.
EXPECTED TO BE DONE IN HURRT
All Wo Desire Places at the Plo
Coanter Mast Get la Early or
the Prises Will All Bo
fFrom a 8taff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April 4. (Special.) And now
comes the ruah for the pie counter.
Faithful constituents of Nebraska's first
democratic legislature will now follow m
the wake of their servants to pick tip the
crumbs which have fallen In the way of
Under the direction of Arthur Mullen.
state oil Inspector, acting for tho governor.
the legislature crested Jobs for enough
democrats to build up the biggest political
machine Nebraska ever had, composed en
tlrely of state paid persons. The legislature
passed bills, most of which are still In
the hands of the governor unacted upon.
which gives to the chief executive all of
the appointing power In ' the state, save
the office help of the other ccnst'.tutlonal
officers, and except In tho case of the ap
pointment of expert engineers to carry out
the provisions of the bogus physical vaJua
tton bill, the Railway commission appoints
with the consent of the governor.
Already the governor haa been bombarded
with telegrams, letters and messages In
person from candidates for some of the
Jobs, but the real pie counter rush will not
be on for a few days, because It haa not
yet soaked In on the entire state the extent
of this jcb legislation.
The list of Jobs now watting for faithful
democrats at the disposal of the governor
lnclu as the folio f.ng:
Secretary of the State Printing board.
Five members of the board of secretaries
of the State Board of Health.
Lawyer and physician to compose the
board to pass on paroles under Indetermin
ate sentence act.
Three members board of control for Home
Tor the Friendless.
Three deputy fire commissioners.
Two msmbera Board of Publlo Acoount
r.nts. Experts to carry out provisions of physi
cal aiuauon Dili.
One extra oil Inspector.
Secretary of State Banking board,
'tier of tho Slate Menlrtitsr hoard.".- -
Countless and numberless examiners to
carry out provisions of alleged guaranty
Five members of a board of osteopathy.
Qalck Action Expected.
Members of the State Normal board have
already been appointed and the quick ac
tion on these appointments may be taken
as an Indication of the governor Intention
regarding the others.
Before beginning on the political machine,
however, the governor will get rid of the
! o'clock closing bill, which will bo aired
ut 11 o'clock today by Its friends and op
ponents. It Is probable all bills will be
disposed of early in the week. If not
Monday. Arthur Mullen has gone over most
of them. If not all, and those he wants
signed hsve been marked with hla o. k.,
so there is little left for the governor to
do except to attach his signature.
Among the visitors to Lincoln during
the closing hours of the session waa John
Donovan of Madison, the newspaper man
who la now enforcing the game laws In
his part of the state as a deputy game
warden. Mr. Donovan has fought shy of
the legislature and came down only to see
the chief deputy game warden, make a
report and see what the town looks like.
Owing to the Illness of his wife, Mr. Dono
van failed to attend the democratic press
meeting here some time ago. '
Jerry Howard Is still here and will
remain until he can get some one to take
him home. Judge Shoemaker said he In
tended to go In the back door when he
reached the city limits. Holmes waa here
Among the members who went away feel
ing good was John W. Sink of Hall county.
Mr. Sink did what no other member could
have done. He secured favorable action
on the bill to regulate hotels and provide
nlnety-nine-lnch bed sheets and Individual
towels. He also came out. In good shape
with his bill relating to the soldier s home
of his beloved Grand Island. His other
hotel regulation bill which he Introduced
for the hotel men also cams through with
flying colore. He loat out only In his bill
to Increase the license of peddlers and his
bill to limit tho number of freight cars
(Continued on Second Page.)
Is expressed In a bulletin issued today by
the bureau of labor which says mortality
from consumption among workers In dusty
trades Is from S to S times as great as the
general death rate from disease.
Of deaths from all causes among males
over 16 years of age In the United States
14.S per cent are from consumption, while
according to reliable figures tho death rate
from the disease among men engaged In
dusty oecupationa ranges from 14.1 per
cent, from thoae et-oaed to vegetable
fiber duat to XI per tent, for those ex
posed to metallic dust.
The occupation showing tho highest con
sumption mortally waa grinders, among
whom 48.1 per csnt of all deaths were
from that disease.
END OF SENSATIONAL TRIAL
Jerry Johnson and Wife Poaad Not
Callty of Robbing Safo at
DEADWOOD. S. D., April 4. -After a
sensational trial In the circuit court here
a Jury today acquitted Jerry Johnson and
hla wlfs of robbing a safe ra a department
store here In broad daylight. Juhnson, was
formerly a pollticlaa in Delivers
fiiM- a Hill
From th WaaMnffton Herald.
. "SS-.SSS1 " '
OFFICIALS MIX IN POLITICS
Special Civil Service Commission
Reports on Investigation. .
CLASSIFIED SERVICE IS CLEAR
Committee Caaaot Say aa Much for
Others Whose Position la Larva
Mtuira Depend on Pollt
. leal Activity.
WASHINGTON, April 4. -The special
committee of the Civil Service commission
charged With Investigating the political
activities of federal officials has made Its
report, Following is. a summary of Its
findings: - '?
Reports of undue.' political activity on
the part of federal oiice-holdera In the
press of the country were gathered to
gether through tho aid Of an efficient clip
ping bureau. Theaf wera examined and
tho- persons memloAed- m them wre -written
to with requests for full Information,
correction or denial. The- replies were care
fully Inspected and the most important
of these cases wr followed up by an
investigation by an assistant secretary of
the league, on the spot. Final drafts of
our conclusions were submitted to all of
fice-holders and political leaders who were
Charges of coercion of office-holders by
tho president to secure the . nomination
of a particular candidate have been In
quired into, but evidence to sustain these
charges Is wholly lacking. President Roose
velt's appointment list for a considerable
period were, with his permission, examined.
From these lists it would appear thst
presidential appointments prior to the con
vention were made In the usual manner
on the recommendation of senators, con
gressmen and others claiming the patron
age of the offices Involved.
President Roosevelt took a decided step
In advance' toward checking the evils re
sulting from the activity of office-holders
by his order of June S, 1907, amending the
civil service rules by forbidding employes
In the competitive service from taking
part In poltcal management or n political
campaigns. This order was enforced in
the last campaign.
- Officials Oao la Ten.
The official roll of delegates to the
republican national convention at Chicago
was compared with the latest government
blue book. It was found that of the dele
gates to the Chicago convention federal
office-holders constituted one In ten and
of the delegations from the southern statea
nearly one In three, and of some southern
states more than half.
Theae offloe-holdera were political, that
la, outside of the Jurisdiction of the civil
service act, and In most cases their ap-
ipointnwnt was subjoct to confirmation
by the United States senate.
The office-holders In the south practically
control the republican party organisation
In their respective statea and frequently
resort to unfair means In order to retain
Their support is a tremendous political
asset to any candidate for nomination. As
the southern democratic states have as
many votes In the republican national con
vention aa tho republican states of equal
population, under ordinary circumstances
(Continued on Second Page.)
The little fellow
in business has to
sell on a clpse mar
gin of profit. He has
notthe capital to in
vest in big ads so
he uses The Bee
Tkojr ara cheap every body
roads them Una for 11a and word
for word. The email merchant who
Carrie hla want ad ia tho oator
prUlna fallow who haa so me thine
ta aall and can soil at a amall profit
Watch the want ads if you want
your dollar to buy tho moat.
Have you read the want ad
Over Seven Million Words of Testi
mony to Be Reviewed by
ST. LOUIS, April 4. -Commencing tomor
row the full bench of four Judges, compris
ing the United States circuit court of this
district, will hoar arguments Jn the Im
portant cases In which the United Statea
government seeks the dissolution of the
Standard Oil company of New Jersey, In
volving an Interpretation of many of the
phases of the Sherman act.
The arguments In behalf of tho govern
ment will be made by Frank B. Kollogg of
St. Paul and former United States Attorney
Miller of Chicago. The oil corporation will
be represented by John G. Mllburn of New
Yor Morlta Reehenlhai and John B. Miller
of Chicago, David T. Watson of Pittsburg
and John G. Johnson of Philadelphia.
Seldom has such a masa of evidence been
compiled in a single case. The record. In
cluding the exhibits, already exceeds 7,000,
000 words, alt taken by one stenographer,
Robert S. Taylor of St. Paul. Printed, the
evidence Is more voluminous by several
volumes than a set of the Encyclopedia
Btltannlcs. The major portion of the testi
mony was taken In New York City, John
D. Rockefeller and John D. Archbold hav
ing been among the many notable witnesses
called to the stand.
So large Is the record that even a neniaa.1
of Its digest by the court Is Impossible and
much will depend on the summaries pre
sented by the attorneys of tho respective
It Is expected the court will grant each
side about five days for final argument,
which far exceeda the usual time allowed. .
WASHINGTON. April 4.-The hearing In
the case of the United States against the
manaara oil company of New Jersey,
whloh begins before the United States cir
cuit court In St. Louis tomorrow, Is one
of the most important and far-reaching
civil actions that has ever been tried In
this country. ,
The bill of complaint on behalf of the
United States, charging a violation pf the
Sherman anti-trust laws was filed In the
clrcnlt court of the United 8tates for
the eastern division of the eastern Judicial
district of Missouri In November, 1906. The
Standard Oil company of New Jersey, the
parent organisation,, together with Ita va
rious subsidiary corporatkins and aeven In
dividuals (John D. Rockefeller, William
Rockefeller. Harry M. Flagler, Henry H.
Rogers, John D. Archbold, Oliver H. Payne
end Charlea M. Pratt) are charged with
having entered Into an agreement, combina
tion and conspiracy with one another to
reatraln trade and commerce among these
The United States seeks perpetually to
enjoin the defendants from doing any act
looking to the carrying out of the alleged
combination or conspiracy or to dissolve
the Standard Oil combination.
Denver Women Push Fight
Against Tax on Clothes
DENVER, April 4.-In keeping with the
general protest among womena' clubs over
the United States against an Increase In
the tariff on women's wear, committees
have been apiolnted by various Denver
woniens clubs to urge managers of de
partment stores to enter a protest against
tho Increased schedules.
On Monday every big store In the city
will Install "signing atations" at which
women may sign petitions which, when
completed, will be sent to Washington, it
ki anticipated that the Denver petitions
will contain more than 80,0u0 names.
Cost of Haklsg Htoc-klaas.
WASHINGTON. April 4.-Siatementa
made before the waya and meana commit
tee of the house by the National Associa
tion of Hosiery and Underwear manufac
turers, touching ths relative cost of produc
tion In their lines of menfacture In Ger
many and this country are eontraverted
strongly In the reports furnished to Am
bassador Hill by the German Foreign of.
floe, which made It a point to secure In
formation on this subject at ths request
of this government. Tho data gathered
In Oormany under official auaplcoa la now
before the sonata commit tea on finance,
which Is looking into It carefully during
STRUCTURAL STEEL ACTIVE
Demand ia the Line Most Prominent
Feature of the Trade.
RAILROADS HEAVY BUYERS
On the Other Hand They Are Holdiag
Back Orders for Steel Rails la
Anticipation at Lower
NEW YORK, April 4. The most promi
nent features In the Iron and steel Industry
continue to be the activity In structural
steel, contracts for which have been placed
during the last week calling for 36,000 tons
of steel shapes, and orders pending for
110,000 tons additional, 76,000 tons being fur
railroad bridges and tunnels. The largest
railroad orders booked were 11,000 tons for
the Florida A East Coast railroad. 6.000
tons for the Louisville Nashville, 1SO0
tons fcf the Chesapeake Ohio and 2.(00
tons for the Carolina, Cllnchfield A Gulf
railroad. The principal building contract to
be closed la 16,000 tons for the Curtis Pub
lishing company at Philadelphia. The moat
Important new inquiry Is for 10,600 tons for
the New York Edison Power company.
Record low prices are still being made for
fabricated steel shapes under continued ac
tive and keen competition among fabricat
ing ahops and atruotural mills, but It is
more difficult for manufacturers to obtain
concessions on plain material.
Orders and specifications for sheets and
tin platea have Increased, permitting sheet
mills to operate about 00 per cent and tin
plate mills about 90 per cent of their ca
pacity. The steel wire season Is waning
and active mill capacity la reduced from
76H per cent to 71 per cent, but speclflcs
tlons received by the American Steel and
Wire company during March averaged 6,000
Ralla remained quiet, rallroada withhold
ing large contracts In anticipation of lower
prices, bat mill orders during March ag
gregated 130,000 tons. The total operations
of the steel corporations hsve been in
creased to 64 per cent and Independent
steel companies have slowly gained.
On the other hand, merchant Iron fur
nacea are preparing to bank or blow out
because active capacity ta far beyond con
sumptive requirements. More pressure to
sell by producers north and south has
caused a decline of 60 cents per ton. Ala
bama foundry Iron has dropped to $10.50
for No. I at Birmingham, and northern
forge has sold at $14 to pipe works. The
general situation Is still unsettled and
VERMILION ELEVATOR BURNS
Flra that Destroys 10,000 Basket of
Grain Was Evidently of In
VERMILION, 8. D.. April 4-(Speclal
Telegram.)-The farmers' elevator here,
filled with 10,000 bushels of grain, burned
thia morning. The fire was evidently of
an Incendiary nature as a large pile of
kindling had been placed under the ele
vator and soaked with kerosene.
the consideration of the house tariff bill.
A member of the committee today pointed
out from the Information furnished by
Germany, some of tho inconsistencies made
in the statement on the respective sides. He
calls particular attention to the statement
of the Association of Kn:t Goods manu
facturers of Chemnlts. which took up In
detsll. four classea of men and women's
Hale and cotton hose, showing In each case
the amount of protection which the Ger
mans assert the American manufacturer
enjoys over the landing costs of Imports.
The German association asserts that the
figures by the National association regard
ing German costs of production are wrong
In every particular, and partly misrepre
sented In a grossly unscrupulous manner.
The Belling prices, quoted for every one
of the four specimens, the German asso
ciation says, are too low and consequently
the advalorim duties levied upon them
are atated much too low also. The Ger
mane are absolutely wrong and lacking all
foundation are the quotations of Saxon
wagea. They have simply been entered at
SO per cent of the American rates. A pro
cedure so entirely lacking any kind of
foundation cannot be taken seriously and
OMAHA WILL ASK
"Daylight Saloon Bill Direct Viola
tion of Party's Policy," Says ;
Senator Howell. i
BUSINESS MEN GO TO LINCOLN
Party Will Be Asked to Keep Faith
with People of Omaha.
COMMERCIAL CLUB JOINS IN
. .. A
Special Train Leaves at 9:30 to Carry
' Omaha Protestants.
SENATORS FILED OBJECTIONS
Both Howell and Taaaar Told Gov
ernor hallenberaer Daylight
Bill Weald Work Hard-'
ship oa Omaha.
Thousands are holding their breath for
a acratch of Governor Shallenberger's pen.
Telegraph and telephone services be
tween Omaha and Lincoln will be at a
premium all day and wireless may even
be resorted to In an emergency.
The ears sro all to the ground for the
first bit of news as to whether the gov
ernor of Nebraska will sign a bill which
will close all saloons In the state at S
o'clock each evening.
At 9:30 o'clock this mominsr a anerial
train will leave the Burlington station
to tske Omaha business men to the capl
tol where they have been nmmiaed a h..r.
Ing before the governor to present reasons
wny the saloons should not he rinmnA it
Several meetings were held Sundav in
discuss the situation. The list of those who
will go on the "home rule anexlal." aa the
train has been Jestingly called, will not
o made known.
"It Is simply a business ttronosltlnn fnr
business mon to discuss." ssld Rome Mil
ler. There Is nothing to say, except that
we believe a large delegation will ,
It will be thoroughly representative of the
business Intererts of Omaha.
Comsnerrlal Clan Joias.
Th action of the Commercial club re
mains a secret. A member of the executive
committee said last evening:
The Commercial club haa nothina tn An
with the special train. It Is understood
those who represent the club win tv .
audience with Governor Shallenberger some
umo luonaay. mere will he no noise nor
no great number to represent ths Commer
cial club. We are almply doing what we
believe to ba the right thing and for the
best Interests of ths city. After all our
hard work to boost Omaha and put the
city on the map by bringing thousand of
stranger to (he r.lrj' to conventions snd
meetings. - who may' be attracted to ,thew
city by some of Its great advantages and
become residents of the ctty cltlsens and
property owners In Nebraska later, we do
not like to aee radical action turn us back
a few places. '
"Dry" Means "Dead."
"Some way the Impression goes out snd
nothing can stop It that a city la dead,
very dead, when the saloons are dealt
with radically and closed at an hour which
is unusual, and not the cuatom in other
cities of equal site, and the bill now before
the governor will proclaim Omaha a dead
one all over the country."
The Omaha Real Estate exchange has
taken no action In the matter, though
real estate men say the signing of the
bill will affect their business as much aa
any business In Omaha. President J. H.
Robbins said last evening that no one
had even auggested action by the exchange,'
that no meeting had been held of any kind
and tho exchange would take no part In
the presenting of the businessmen's side
before the governor today.
Senator J. M. Tanner returned home
from Lincoln Saturday evening. Ha said
he went home "pretty straight," as soon as
he arrived, but did aee some of his con
stituents and then telephoned Governor
Shallenberger, making some things he told
the governor Saturday afternoon ' still
Taaner Snya They Win gore.
"I will not go to Lincoln with the dele
gation Monday," said Senator Tanner. "I
took occasion to tell the governor Just how
I felt about the daylight saloon measure
before I left Lincoln. I loM him it
work a hardship on a city like Omaha'
ana turn ua back a few notches. I ex
plained my position thorousrhlv. and wk.n
I reached Omaha I talked with some peo
ple nere, ana telephoned the aovernor
"There is no doubt but what th day
light saloon bill waa nut through b.v tr.,.A
simply bulldozed through."
Asked If the bill was passed by the legis
lators from the state In retaliation .. th.
action of Douglas county senators. Senator
"No, I cannot ssy that I think it
in retaliation, but of course, some of them
were pretty sore because they had failed
to secure county option, the Initiative and
rererendum, and they also wanted woman's
"When they failed on theae three things
they were bound to slide something
through. They held a caucus on the day.
light saloon proposition and It went through
by bulldoslng and fraud."
"Violation of Hoait Rnle Pledge. M
Senator E. K. Howell arrived at 7 o'clock
Sunday evening. He . said, directly from
the shoulder, without hesitation:
"The daylight tin loon bill la In direct vlo-
lation of the pledga of the democratic
party to give tho people in the cities such
as Omaha home rule.
"I told Uovernor Shallenberger this very
thing before I left Lincoln Saturday after
noon to spend Sunday In the country with
niy family. '
"It Is against the policy of th democratic
party anil If the governor signs ths bill
today, the party a III have to take the
conse'iuencca In the future, when pledges
"But 1 hope he will not sign It. I hop
he has more tegsrd for the pledges of ta
psily than that."
Both Senator Howell and Senator Tnnar
said they did not hsve any positive knowl
edge as to what the governor would do.
"He is right up In the air." was the re
mark of Senator Tanner when asked for a
forecast as to the governor's action.
Mayor Dahlman went to Unroln Bundsy
morning and will caaot lha dolegaUoa tar
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