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VOL. XXXV11I-X0. 25-J.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1009 TEX PAGES.
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POINTER DIES AT
Ei-Governor Stricken Just After
Making Speech in Favor of
Expires within five minutes
Exertion at Meeting Believed to Hare
DEATH FOLLOWED BY PRAYER
Short Service Held in Corridor of
FURTHER HEARING POSTPONED
Svdouraor Elected a Popatlat aai
Our of Pioneers la Orgsnlsa
linn aI Old Farmer'
(Prom a S(aff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. April 6-(Special Tela
gram.) Ex3overnor W. A. Poynter of
Nebraska dropped dead In the office of
Governor Shallenberger tnli morning fallow
ing a lalk In favor tt the 8 o'clock closing
taw for aalonna.
Tha former governor had talked briefly
Ind than stepped back Into the crowd and
Mrs. Francea B. Hcald had started her
talk In favor of tha measure. Suddenly tlie
ex-governor began to breathe hard and
then gradually collapsed, those c1ob to
him catching him aa he fell.
81111 breathing he was carried across the
sorrldor to the office of the adjutant gen
eral, where he died Immediately, living
jrobahly five minutes from the time ba
IJra. Blrkman and Carr. who were present
it the hearing, waited upon the stricken
man, but could do nothing for him.
Governor Bhallenberger'a office was
rleared and tha Immense crowd of tem
perance advocate blocked the corridor on
tha outside of tha office of the adjutant
' T. M. Wtmberley mounted a radiator in
the corridor of tha state house, at the door
f the adjutant general's office, and an
nounced the death of ex-Governor Poynter,
and suggested that a committee be ap
pointed to draift suitable resolutions and
tsks action In ' honor of the work he had
been doing when tie was stricken.
Dr. Beach Offers Prayer.
This waa followed by a prayer by Dr.
I. F. Roach, pastor of St. laul church,
during which Governor Shallenberger atood
In tha corridor bes.de the minister.
Tha cfice of the governor, both tha
private ixom and the reception room, was
crowded to the doois snd a large number
of people stood an the oulsido unable ta
gain entrance when the hearing began this
morning. Owing to the crowd the air was
close and H is supposed this helped to
bring on the attack, presumably of heart
disease. The former governor appeared un
'ueaaUyvvvall. h h 4fn to talk and
msde a clear statement of his position.
Fof some time the ex-governor has been
a sufferer from heart disease and the un
usual excitement this morning was too
much for him.
Dr. C. W. M. Foynter, a son, reached
tha state house a short time after his
Nebmaka'e Ponnllst Executive.
Governor Foynter served as chief execu
tive of the state from 1899 to 1901. He was
a populist snd elected on a fusion ticket.
He leavea a widow, sou and daughter.
Governor Poynter was' 86 years of age and
came from Albion to Lincoln. He was en
gaged In the Insurance business.
Mr. Foynter was born In Eureks, 111., In
At the age of 1 he graduated from
the Eureka college and then taught school
until coming to Nebraska in U79. He lo
cated on a homestead near Albion, where
he lived until elected governor In the fall
of 189ft. moving to Lincoln the first of the
In 1901 he waa defeated for re-election for
governor by a republican victory and then
he settled In Lincoln, being the head of
an Insurance company. At the time of hla
death he was at the head cf the Security
and Savings Loan company. Governor
Pointer was married to Miss Maria Mc
Coorkle. who, with son and daughter, sur
The governor wss one of the pioneers in
the organisation of the Farmers Alliance,
and previous to that he served In the leg
islature. The body was taken in charge
by Coroner Matthews and removed to tha
family home on South Twenty-seventh
street. No Inquest will be held.
MOB TAKES NEGRO FROM JAIL
AND HANGS HIM TO POLE
twenty-Five Me Take Vengeance
for Warder af Pollreaaaa
PENSACOLA, Fla., April t.-Dave Alex
ander, a negro, was lynched here at 4 a.
m.. today, for the murder of Policeman
Carter, whom the negro stabbed to death
Sunday morning while resisting arrest.
While the police station was compare
ttvtly deserted, a crowd of twenty-five
men, at the point of revolvers took tha
black man from his cell and hanged him
from sn electric light pole hahT a block
from tha Jail. As the body swayed In the
air forty bullets were fired Into it
ROADS WIN KENTUCKY CASE
n areata Coart Restralaa ComnUsaien
frasa Patties; Low Rates
WABHINOTON, April S.-The Injunction
suit of the Kentucky railroads in which
ths roads asked that the railroad com
mission of Kentucky be restrained from
carrying InW effect the order of the com
mission of June 90. 190. ftxlng rates on
intra-atate bualneas In that stste was de
cided today by the supreme court of the
I'ntted 6U tee in favor of the roads.
Ths case came to the supreme court on
appeal by the commission from a decision
by Judge Cochran of the t'nlted Stales
circuit court for the eastern district of
Kentucky, In which he held to be un
constitutional the Kentucky statute known
aa the MoChord law, and Issued aa order
perpetually enjoining the enforcement of
the law. The lower court was affirmed,
but th supreme court, holding that the
statute did not authorise the wholesale
creation of schedules, avoided dealing with
the renestutional questions Involved. The
detiisJoa was announced by Justice Peck-ham.
Says Mosher Was
Fear of Exposure
Chicago Lawyer Asserts Banker Was
Deranged When He Passed
CHICAGO, III., April .(8peclal Tele
gram.) That Charles W. Mosher, the
former Uncoln banker, who disappeared
from here after passing 130,003 worth of
valueless checks, waa driven insans by
fear of exposure of the fact that ha is an
ex-convlce is the belief of Mrs. Mosher
and Mosher attorney, Edward Everett.
Mr. Everett ssys he believes Mosher will
return eventually. He Is said to be In
volved to the amount of 1X0.000.
"There isn't a court In the rountry that
wouldeonvlce Mosher of the act he com
. n the day before he disappeared,"
l frrett. "His actinna were those of
I man. I believe he was temper
s' V 7 nged by the threatened exposure
Y v ? secret that he wss sn ex-con-
, jxpect him to return In a few
"S ?n though we ha-e received no
n Tit "
B-i it Papers
U-rjtolen at Depot
Documents for Use in Haskell Libel
Suit Lost by Scott Mac
Reynolds. TOLEDO, O., April S.-The Toledo police
today took a hand In the Governor Haskell
W. R. Hearst libel case when they began
a search for papers valuable to Hearst
which were stolen Sunday In the depot at
For several days Scott MacReynolds of
Chicago and E. A. Freshman of New York,
representing Hearst, and O. T. Smith of
Gi.hile, Okla.. representing Haskell, have
been In Toledo taking depositions. Sunday
MacReynolds and Freshman went to -Hastings
snd In the station at that place the
grip containing all papers In the suit were
Market Advances Fifty to Sixty
Points on Bad Crop Conditions
and Good Demand.
NEW YORK. April 6 New high records
were made for the aeaaon In the cotton
market today on active general buying,
with May contracts selling at 19.79 and
October at UK, or 80 to 80 points above
the low level of two weeks ago. Dry
weather In the southwest and reports of
an improved trade demand seemed to be
attractive to Investment buying, and while
realising waa very heavy It was well taken.
with the market holding a net gain of 4
to S points at midday.
WET OR DRY THE ISSUE IN
ARKANSAS AND MICHIGAN
State-Wide Rill I p at l ittle Rock
and Twenty-Seven Michigan
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. April 5.-The state
wide prohibition bills pending before the
senate will he In the limelight on the
legislative slate this week, which will prob
ably bring either the victory or defeat
of state wide prohibition In Arkansas.
Many believe the two brances of leglsls
ture will be unable to agree on the same
prohibition measure. There are now two
state wide measures pending before the
senate which have been pasaed by the
DETROIT. Mich., April k "Wet" or
"dry" Is tho question of the hour today In
twenty -eeven counties In the lower pen
insula of Michigan which 'are voting on
local option. There are more than 1,000
saloons and fourteen breweries and whole
sale liquor houses In these counties which
will be driven out of business If the cam
paign of the anti-Saloon league results In
success In all Of the. counties.
ON TRAIL OF CRAZY SNAKE
Militia Ordered to Stay in the Field
I'atll. He is Cap-
HICKORY GROUNDS,, (vlt Henryetta),
OkL April 4. Colonel Hoffman, In com
mand of the stste troops hunting Crazy
Snake and his troublesome Indians, re
ceived orders tonight from Governor Has
kell to remain In the field until he csptured
the chief. Colonel Hoffman had planned to
break camp tomorrow.
A scouting party led by Jim Pkraw. a
full-blodd Indian and a member of the
Creek council. Is thought to be close on
the trail of Crasy Snake.
WHEAT HITS NEW FIGURE
May Advances to 91.20 t -2 In New
York Asnld Great Kselte
raeat. NEW YORK. April 6. The local wheat
pit was thrown into a atate of excitement
this afternoon by a sudden rush of May
shorts to cover, advancing the price to
S1.26H, the highest figure in several years.
July sold at a new high record, selling
Wife on Trial for Murder
of Sampson's Nephew
LYONS. N. Y.. April S-Calmy asserting
her lnnoense and belief in her ultimate
acquittal, Mra. Georgia Allen Sampeon waa
placed on trial today before Justice Adal
bert T. Rich of the supreme court on a
cbarge of ahooling and killing her hus
band, Harry Bampson. a nephew of Ad
miral Sampson, at the Allyn homestead,
near Macedun, N. Y., on November 1, 106.
A large throng of townspeople gathered In
the Wayne county court house to attend
the opening of the case, which promises a
deal of mystery.
Harry Sampajn waa shot following a
quarrel with his wife over a letter she
had received from a young man In Roch
ester and it is the state's contention that
Mrs. Bampson killed her husband with tie
VOTE ON TARIFF
House Adopts Rule Closing General
Debate and Providing for Cer
FORMAL BALLOT ON APRIL 9
Measure Will Be Placed on Its
Passage April 6 at 3 P. M.
HIDES, LUMBER AND BARLEY
Provisions Made for Separate Votes
on These Schedules.
iBRYANISM ROUNDLY DENOUNCED
Florida Member Declares He Will
Vote for the Payne Bill If It
Contains What His Con
WASHINGTON. April S.-Three o'clock
p. m. April 9 waa the time set by the house
today for a vote on the Payne tariff bill.
The long expected resolution from the
committee on rules closing general debate
for certain committee amendments and a
full, and free opportunity to alter the
lumber and hides schedules, wss reported
late In the day and adopted with sixteen
rotes to spare, notwithstanding the deser
tion of twenty republicans.
Four of the sixteen votes came from the
Louisiana delegation who likewise broke
away from their party. Previously to the
adoption of the resolution, there was some
severe, criticism of It from the democratlo
Aside from the Interest which attached
to this proceeding was the speech of Mr.
Clark of Florida, who denounced Brysn
snd Bryanlsm, populists and populism
and who declared that he would support
the Payne bill if It contained what his
consttltuents wanted a duty on ses Island
cotton and protection for citrus fruits,
pineapples, etc. His remarks led him Into
an exciting colloquy with Mr . Randell,
Texas, and other democrats, but he de
clared that having "been Instructed by
the legislature of his state and his con
stituents as to the stand lie should take,
on the articles mentioned, he would not
violate his solemn obligation to them. His
whole attitude was one of defiance to the
democrats of the house. Before the rule
was reported there were numerous speeches
on the bill, those occupying the floor being
Messers Bartlett (Oa.), Calderhead (Kanf.),
Burgess (Texas), Stanley (Ky.), Robson
(Ala). Gllltsple (Texas), Thtstlewood (111.).
Saunders (Vs.), Reeder Kan.), and Madden
Provisions sf the Rale.
The order reads, as fallows:
"Resolved, that Immediately upon the
adoption hereof general debate on II. R.
1138. a bill to provide revenue, equalise
duties and encourage the Industries of the
United States and .for - other purposes,
shall be closed and tho nous shall resolve
Itself Into committee of the whole house
on the state of the union for the conalder
atlon of said bill for amendment under the
five-minute rule, but committee amend
ments to any part of the bill shall be given
In order at any time and also preference
shall be given to amendments to paragraphs
19. 1ST, 708 (lumber). 581, 1174 (hides), E7.
(barley), and 228 (barley malt); that an
amendment shall be voted on to section
637. towlt: Strike out the provision and
Insert as a new paragraph No. 364, the
following: 'Crude petroleum and Its
products, 25 per cent adalorem.'
"That aald specified 'amendment shall
take precedence of committee amendments.
"That consideration of said bill for
amendment shall continue until not later
than Friday, April 9. at 3 o'clock p. m.,
at which time the said bill, with all
amendments that shall have been recom
mended by the committee on the whole
house on the state of the union, shall he
reported to tho house and the previous
question shall then be considered as ordered
on said amendments and said bill to Its
engrossment, third reading and final pas
sage. 'A separate vote may be had on the
amendments relating to hides, lumber, oil,
barley, barley malt, tea and coffee or any
of them. Irrespective of their adoption or
rejection In committee of the whole and the
vote upon all other amendments In gross.
"That the dally hour of meeting here
after shall be 12 o'clock noon."
Payne Defends Rnle.
Answering all the argumenta against the
rule. Chairman Payne declared that the
republican party would be held responsible
for the bill before the country: that fact,
he suld. had weighed upon the committee
In the preparation of the bill. He asserted
that every fact and every source of In
formation had been sought In order that a
bill .might be presented that would do
Klmple Justice to the people of the United
States, the consumer and the 1 borer. Re
sponsibility oq the democratic aide, he said,
was different. "It Is theirs to criticise,
not to construct." he declared. If the dem
ocrata had shown some diligence, coursge
and patriotism, he ssld, they would have
presented to the country their Idea of a
tariff bill. He defended the glove and
hosiery schedules, and declared that under
the bill they would be aold as cheaply aa
they were today, with American workmen
and better workmanship. He pleaded with
his colleagues to look beyond their dis-
(Continued on Second Page.)
rifle which waa found In the pantry, re
cocking and the discharging shell half
Mrs. Allyn, mother of Mr. Sampson, It
Is expected will testify that she heard
Sampson say during the quarrel that morn
ing: "1 would rather be dead than live another
day with Georgia."
District Attorney Joseph Gilbert tiaa
pinned the whole of the states case on the
testimony of the defendant'a father and
mother and her family and Dr. Hamilton,
a gun expert.
Not once during her long incarceration
In Wayne county pall has Mrs. Sampson
Indicated any apprehension over the out
come of ber trial. "I am Innocent and
thst a all there la to It." she says.
d-r' .-.t.j-ry A
From the New York Herald.
NAPLES' TRIBUTE TO TIDDY
Harbor . Mass of Gay Color When
PARTY TO BOARD THE ADMIRAL
Transfer Will Be Made to Steamer
Which Will Bear the Rxpedl.
tlon to the East Afrt
NAPLES, April 6.-Mr. Roosevelt landed
at Arsenal docks at 4:30 this afternoon. He
came from the Hamburg In the launoh of
the Scorpion, accompanied by Ambassador
Ortseom and the members of ths ambas
NAPLES, April S.-Naples is Intent to
day on extending an enthusiastic welcome
to Theodore Roosevelt, former president of
the United States, who arrived here at five
minutes past one this morning on board
the steamer Hamburg on his way. from
New York to Membav It la calculated
that fully 50,000 foreign have come Into
the city, especially from Capri. Sorrento
and Amalfl, In the hope of catohlng a
glimpse of the distinguished traveler.
The Hamburg was given a noisy and
hearty greeting from sh' and shore as It
steamed Into the bay ana dropped anchor.
American flags were flying from the con
sulate,' all the hotels and many private
houses In honor of Mr. Roosevelt, and the
ships In the bay are gaily decorated. Prom
inent among the yachts In port Is ths
Nahma, with Mrs. Robert Goelet on board.
The. American gunboat Scorpion makes a
brilliant showing with lines of fluttering
flags from stem to stern.
Mr. Roosevelt will leave the Hamburg at
this port and transfer to the steamer Ad
miral, on board which he will continue his
Journey to the East African coast
As soon aa the Hamburg was sighted
around Capri the Interest of the watting
crowds becamo Intense. The people had
congregated along the docks and at various
points in the city whence a view of the
bay could be obtained, and when the Ham
burg was Identified a general roar of wel
come went up from thousands of throats.
Handkerchiefs were waved, hats were flung
on high and numerous craft of all kinds
put out from the shore to surround the In
Small Craft Throng Harbor.
The harbor police had taken ever pre
caution to prevent these small boats get
ting too does to the liner, but in spite of
these measures several managed to reach
the side of the incoming vessel and proffer
their offerings of fruits and flowers. Other
boats had on board banda of musicians,
who sang Neapolitan songs to an accom
paniment of guitars and mandolins. The
rails of the Hamburg were lined with pas
sengers, who showed every evidence of
enjoying the novel welcome. They ap
plauded the singers heartily and Mr. Roose
velt himself could be seen smiling and ex
pressing his appreciation.
In. the meantime crowds were gathered
on shore st every point in the city where
is was thought Mr. Roosevelt would pass
in the course of his brief visit Stringent
police measures are being enforced to keep
the people back, not only from the dock
where Mr. Roosevelt la expected to land,
but from the American consulate and the
(Continued on Second Page.)
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ANOTHER POLAR EXPEDITION.
in Lost Steamer
British Vessel Strikes Derelict and
Crew and Passengers Forced
to Abandon It.
LONDON". Apill 5. A dispatch to Lloyds
from Punta Arenas, Chile, says the British
steamer Oak Branch struck what la sup
posed to have been a derelict In the
straights of Westminister and was
abandoned In a sinking condition. The
first officer and eighteen of the crew and
passengers were landed safely, but the
captain and twenty persons are missing.
The Oakbranch Is a vessel of 2,064 tons
and sailed from Liverpool for Valparaiso
on February 24.
Storm Reaching from Santa Fe North
to Central Wyoming is
DENVER. Colo., April 5. A heavy snow
storm prevails today over the en fire Rocky
Mountain region, extending as far south
as Santa Fe, N. M., north to Central Wyo
ming and west to Salt Lake City. At Den
ver more than eight Inchea has fallen and
It Is still snowing. Lander, Wyo., reports
nine Inches. The temperature Is moderate
and the snow will be of great benefit.
Railroads are experiencing but little incon
venience. Long Flight by
German Aeronaut Starts from Fried
richschofen on Twenty-Four
Hours' Trip in Dirigible.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, April S.-The Zep
pelin airship ascended from here this morn
ing at eighteen minutes past 9 o'clock. It
Is the Intention of the aeronauts to make
a flight of twenty-four hours' duration.
The destination of the Zeppelin airship
Is known only to those Immediately con
cerned in the voyage, but It Is presumed to
MORE NEW BANKS FOR
STATE 0FJS0UTH DAKOTA
Two National Institutions Author
ised te Begin Baslneas In
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 6.-(Bpeclal Tele
gram.) These South Dakota national
banka were today authorised to begin busi
ness: The First National of Selby, with
130,000 capital: Jqhn F. Guts, president;
George M. Mlckelson, vice president; H.
P. Guts, cashier. The Gregory National
bank of Gregory, with JS0.000 capital; Har
vey L. Mlllay, president; Fred H. L. Van
seggern, vice president; Jay M. Hackler,
Rural routea 1 and S ordered established
June 1 et Tulare, Spink county. South Da
kota, serving 158 families.
Anna Hughes appointed postmneter at
Belknap, Davis county, Iowa, vice T. D.
Opinion is Sustained
WASHINGTON, April . (Special Tela-,
gram.) The supreme court today affirmed
with coats by opinion of Justice Day ths
case of Joslah Coder, trustee of the state of
Alexander Armstrong, late resident of Car
roll county, Iowa, agalntt William Arts.
This case grows out of loans msde by
Arts, who wss sole owner of the State bank
In Carroll county, Iowa, which he opened In
In June of that year Arts' bank com
merced loaning money to Alexander Arm
strong until the latter was adjudged bank
rupt. In 1904 he gave a mortgage on a S2.SS0
aria tract of land in Carroll county to
secure payment of notes sggregstlng Stt.OOO.
The refer in the case, W. 8. M vne, re
Ta--A . V r v . rr
VOTE OF NEBRASKA AND IOWA
Delegations Divide on Support
Rule Closing Tariff Debate.
KINKAID VOTES IN FAVOR OF IT
Norrls and Hlnshaw Oppose It Be.
canoe It Does Not do Far Knough
Three Hnwkeyes Oppose
WASHINGTON. AdtII B.-(8peelaI Tele
gram.) Interest centered about the house
of representatives today In anticipation of
the rule the committee on rules would re
port fixing the time for final vote on the
tariff bill and enumerating schedules upon
which record votes might be had.
The galleries were crowded to suffoca
tion, and with but half a dosen exceptions
every member was In his seat when Dalscll
of Pennsylvania rose to offer the rule,
Which has been the constant subject for
discussion ever el nee Mr. Pay no o( New
York presented ths bill, which bears his
The concessions granted to representa
tives from Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota,
Kansas and Wyoming, who were Insistent
that there should be Increasea on barley
and barley malt, and that the counter
vailing duty on petroleum should be
atrlcken out of the bill and that a flat
ad valorem duty should be put upon crude
petroleum, secured from the majority suf
ficient votes to pass the rule.
In many particulars the rule permits a
record vote upon a larger number of para
graphs than the ways and means commit
tee or rules committee was originally In
clined to give, but constant and everlasting
hammering by representatives, together
with a determined stand taken by produc
ers of the articles above named opened the
eyes of Mr. Payne and his followers as
well as the followers of "Uncle Joe" Can
non, with the reault. concessions were made
whereby votes enough were secured to take
the rule out of the realms pf speculation.
When the previous questions were or
dered It was found early that lines between
Insurgents and regulars of the republican
party had been reformed and that some of
the regulars by -reason of the caucus hsd
deserted their old-time party associates
and were lined up with the Insurgents.
This weuj particularly true of the Iowa
members, who met In Congressman Hull's
committee room and, after canvassing the
situation, decided that they would vote
against the rule should It fall to provide
a record vote on 'hosiery and gloves. The
rule does not provide for such record vote,
whereupon, but three members of the Iowa
delegation voted for the rule, they being
Hull, Smith and Kennedy. The following
republicans from the Hawkeye state voted
against ordering the previous question:
Dawson, Pickett. Haugen, Good, Kendall,
Woods and Hubbard.'
Thte Nebraska delegation split, KU.kald
voting fpr the rule when it was decided
that a record vote should be taken on
hides and leather. Hlnshaw and Norris,
however, consistently voted In opposition to
ordering the previous question because the
rule did not gs far enough. In their Judg
ment, to warrant change from their former
position. The South Dakota members and
ti.e lone representative from Wyoming were
found with regulars on all party questions
During the debate on the rule a very
large number of senators were on the floor,
Including Brown (Neb.), Cummins (la.),
Crawford (8. D.), Ija Follette (Wis ), Smith
(Mich.) and Jones (Wash.).
ported certain findings of fact. Later re
view was grsnted before Smith McPlier
son, district Judge, who allowed the claim
of Arts In the sum of S9T.O00 and ordered
trustees to pay that amount out of the pro
reeds of sale of land, whereupon trustee
appealed to circuit court of apiea1s which
gave verdict in sum of tlOO.Ouo, which ver
dict Is now sustained by supreme court bf
On recommendation of both Iowa sen
ators Dr. W. D. Christy was appointed
pension examining surgeon at Creston, Vl-
Dr. J. P. Claybaugh, resigned.
Captain B. IL Allison of Rosebud In
dian reservation is in Waahingtoa oa busi
ness before Indian bureau.
NO ACTION ON
OoTernor Shallenberger Defers Da
cision on Proposition Until
Today. . . ;
MANY DELEGATIONS AT CAPITAL
Protests Sent Generally from tho
BOTH SIDES GIVJiN HEARING
Omaha Ministers and Supporters in
I. J. DUNN POINTS TO PLATFORM
l raes Rseratlve to Pay Heed to
Party's Poller Omaha Cltlseas
He tern, Rack Side Cen
gdent of Victory.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April S. (Special.) Following
the tragic death of ex-Govemor Poynter
In his office this morning. Governor Bhall
nberger cloaed the office to the large
crowds that were here Xor and against
the daylight saloon bill and admitted only
special committees selected from these dele
gations to sneak for them. The governor
wilt tske no action on the bill before Tues
day. Delegations were here from Omaha,
Columbus, Grand Island, Lincoln, Univer
sity Place and College View. Among those
who talked for the bill from Omaha were
the following: Mra. IT. A. Borshelm, Mrs.
D. C. John, Mrs. Dr. Clark. Mrs. M. G.
Andrews. Mrs. I M. Stone, Mra. Watson.
Miss Nellie Magee, Miss Barnes, Elmer E.
Thomas. B. F. Fell man, C. B. Harrison
and Mr. Stone. Those who talked against
the bill from Omaha were: I. G. Dunn,
who headed a delegation of thirty; Frank
Heller, Luther Kountse and A. C. Smith of
the Commerclul club, and John Grant Pegg.
speaking for the Uncoln club of Omaha.
There was also filed from the executive
committee of the Commercial club a protest
against the bill. Messrs. Seguka, Walters,
Bechter of Columbus, W. C. Schults of
Fremont and Fred Ashton and other from
Grand Island also talked against the bill.
At the morning session ex-Goxernor Payn
ter had spoken and Mrs. Frances Heald
had started to make her address In favor
of the messure, when ex-Governor Poyntor
Those who favored and apposed the meas
ure were received at different times and
made their talks without interruption from
the other side.
In his talk. In favor of the bill. Rev. Mr.
Fell man Informed the governor that every
member of the Ministerial union In Omaha
would support the governor were he to
sign the bill, though he said some ministers
opposed the executive approval. These
ministers did not affiliate with th Minis,
teria) tmlon. ; , ' -
. "The men who oppose the blH." he ssld. ' '
"have fought Omaha for twenty years.
They fought the overthrow of Tom Dennt
son." Between Two Fires.
C. F. Harrison Insisted thst the business
Interests of Omaha were not unamiousiy
opposed to this bill and he hoped It would
receive executive approval. "Tou will be
damned If you do. and he damned if you
don't. But you should look into the. future
and do what you think Is right."
Mr. Stone said his delegation consisted of
seventy-seven men and fifty women rep
resenting 14,000 church members of whom
6.000 were Catholics. "We do not represent
any vested Interests. Those who follow us
do represent selfish Interests."
Mrs. Andrews made the) most dramatic
address of those who favor the measure.
Elmer Thomas insisted If the matter wng
left to a referendum vote In Omaha the
bill would carry. That those who oppoeo
It were Omaha's traducere and had ad
vertised the city as a bad place and he in
sisted that Omaha needed this law and
should have It, and that Omaha should
be treated as part of the stats.
Dnnn Calls Up Old Spetoehes,
I. J. Dunn speaking against the bill saM,
"The people of the stats had not been per
mitted to appear before the legislative
committees to discuss the messure. The
people of the state had every reason to be
lieve no such bill would be passed because
It had been previously defeated hi both
branches of tho legislature and when It
came up for final action many of the mem
bers had gone to their homes. Some voted
for It out of spite, and some without an
understanding of the results should It be
come a law. This bill will not reduce the
amount of liquor which will b Consumed
by the people of Omaha becauso It Is only
a twenty-minute car ride to Council Bluffs
and those who desire a social hour after
S o'clock will go to thst city and spend
their money. The Slocumb law provides
that no license to tell liquor shall be
granted except by (he community and there .
Is no reason for this bill's passing. Any
community which desires to close Its
saloons at 8 o'clock could do so through
their local officer without affecting aiy
"This bill Is In direct violation of tha
pledges of the democratlo party. You. Gov
ernor Shallenberger, and I, Governor Shal
lenberger, spoke In Omsha during the late
campaign and we pledged the people of
Omaha to give them home rule. We had
every reason to believe the democratic
party would keep that promise. A minor
ity only of the democratic party Voted for
this bill and Its passags waa secured by
a tie-up of the republican party with the
minority of the democratlo party. The rs
publlcana did this to put tha democratic
party In the hole. It makes our party go
before the people In the next campaign
wih a broken pledge."
Mr. Dunn told the governor that the
saloons had paid Into the school fund of
Omaha for the education of tts children
t-' to, 000 thla year and that there were hun
dreds of thousands of dollars at stsk oa
his action on this bill. He Insisted that th
measure was t.ssty legislation and Ill-advised
and it was ths g.nernor's duty under
the constitution which makes of him a
part of the lawmaking powers to disap
prove of acta which ar Ill-advised and
hasty. Had he been given the opportunity,
he ssld, this same argument would have
been made to the legislative committee, and
in his opinion the measure would never
At the conclusion of Mr. Dunn talk
Mayor Dahlman informed ttie governor that
the ground hsd been so thoroughly cov
ered that there wag nothing soar le be
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