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VOI. XXXLX-NO. 46.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKNIXO, MAY 1, 1910-SIX SKCTIONS-FOUTY PACES.
SINGLE COPY 11VE CENTS.
Three Professional Departments Unite
in Holding Their Commencement
Exercises Last Night.
EIGHTY-SEVEN ARE GRADUATED
Largest Classes in the History of the
FORTY-FOUR NEW DOCTORS
ch Class Gives a Banquet After the
LAWYERS ADMITTED TO BAR
Jndae Ilnrnn of (he npreme Conrt
Vin Prrwil to Administer the Oath
to lan (imduntra, Making
Esnmlnittiona I nnfOMitff.
$1 tfwentylfour lawyeis, nineteen dentists
VnM forty-four doctors were given their
fl.plimas at UrandclR theater last evening,
how lug they had completed the course of
rturtles In the law, dental ami medical de
railments respectively of Crelghton uni
versity and were qualified to go forth In
I'nlque In several ways was the com
mencement exercises which were the first
tits three professional departments had held
at, the amo time. For the first time the
students all appeared In caps and gowns
and as the eighty-seven graduates received
their diplomas from, President Eugene A.
Magevney of C"e!ghtin university, they
made an Impressive sight and demonstrated
the wonderful growth of Crelghton uni
versity. Brandels' new theater was beautifully
decorated with palms and potted plants
and the boxes were filled with members of
the faculty of the different departments of
Crelghton university and with other lead
ing educators of Omaha.
Those receiving their diplomas from the
department of law are today fully qualified
to practice before the supreme court of
Nebraska, us Judge J. 13. Barnes of the
supreme court of Nehraska "swore In" the
twenty-four lawyers, so they are admitted
to the bar without the formality of further
Hippie Telia of I'nlverslty.
Dr. A. Hugh Hippie, dean of the dental
department, presided over the program of
the evening and In his Introductory re
'For the first time tn the history of
Crelghton university the dommencement ex
ercises of the professional department
are being held at the same time, and, while
this fact in itnelf may have no particular
significance, It serves to call attention d
the marveloua growth of the Institution.
"Unlversltlre, like men, must pass
through the periods, of Infancy and child
hood. Crelghton university was born,
thirty-two years, ago, and during its In
fancy was known as Crelghton college and
did the work of a preparatory school. Hut
the men who founded the Institution laid
its foundations broad and deep. The men
who bulldfd upon those . foundations la
bored hard and planned wisely, and as a
result the little preparatory school has de
veloped Into a real university. Schools of
medicine, of law, of dentistry and of phar
macy have been 'added to tlw central one
,ih in ihb teac.hlne of the arts and
sciences, and the presence tonight of these
large graduating classes would rem to ln
Jicate that Crelghton university has passed
the stages of both infuncy and childhood
and Is entering upon a vigorous manhood.
Even those of us who are connected with
the university In an humble capacity are
proud of Us history and achievements and
re looking forward to a glorious future.
"But Institutions are Judged not so much
by what they are trying to do as by what
they actually accomplish. The world does
not care fo much about the number of
Uudents attending a certain school or the
cope of Its curriculum, but It wants to
snow all about the kind of men It Is turn
ing out. Judged by this standard .Crelgh
ton university has reason to bo proud of Its
"All through this western country may
be found graduates of this Institution
whose professional attainments refket
Credit upon the training they received here.
Borne of them have already achieved fame
and others are bcomlng famous. I have
no doubt that among those who will re
stive their diplomas tonight are many who
arjlfc occupy prominent places In the pro
visional world during the years to come,
md 1 am sure you U1 all Join with me
In wishing every success to the numbers
of the classes of 1310,"
Honesty" was the keynote of the prin
cipal address of the evening, delivered by
JudBe Martin J. waao, wno mi m
hnoh of Iowa for ten year and was
, i,.t.it to congress. After naming
specific problems which confront tne coun
try. Judge Wade said: ;
"It is not my purpose tonight to discuss
ny of these problems, but rather some
thing that lies back of all the problems
back of every problem. pol'tlca1' lni'u
trlal and social-back of all the tumult of
the hour-back of the struggles ana wis
speeches of the Insurgents and the regulars-back
of the deflmt standpatters and
the enthusiastic progresalves-behlnd the
orator who pleads for spoils and the orator
who speaks for glory and the flag, Is
arising the voice pf the people crying out.
J ii a loud voice for honest men. Not for
men who admit they are honest, but for
men who arc actually honest; not for men
who believe that honesty Is the best po'ley.
but fr men to whom honesty Is the only
policy, because It Is the right policy; not
for nun who are intellectually honest, but
men who are morally honest.
The people have trusted their servants
and too often they havs been basely be
trayed. "Turn your eyes to the state of New
Torn: in mcn oui a ,...,.
the insurance imuua ...!.
Startled the business world with the au-
d.clty and (he extent of the plunder al-
Closed; turn m me siaia ui .mi..-.,..
go down to Haxrburg, the capital of
that ;reat state walk up the marble steps
cf Its magnificent state house and as you
nter Its brunss doors, bow your head In
shame si you reallso that millions of dol
lars f ln mo,'' Pl,le appro
priated for this splendid public improve
ment was divided among thieves; go to
Ptltxburg. In the same state, where grand
jury and courts ar
unearthing and con-
Colonel Swopc I
Killed by Poison,
Dr. Hektoen Testifies Death of Mil
lionaire Due to Drug Having
Effect Similar to Cyanide.
KANSAS CITT, April 20-Answerlng
hypothetical questions relating to the
deaths of Colonel and Chrisman Swope,
Dr. Ludwig Hektoen, the Chicago patholo
gist, said In the criminal court today that
in his opinion both men died from the ef
fects of some convulsive and paralyzing
1 poison. Cyanide of potassium, testified
the scientist, was such a drug.
Nothing about the vital organs of either
of the Swopes, upon each of whom Dr.
Hektoen performed autopsies, suggested
death had resulted from natural causes.
I said the expert. He was positive, he tes
tified, that Colonel Swope did not die from
apoplexy nor Chrisman Swope from men
ingitis. Dr. Hektoen made no chemical analysis
In the course of his Investigations and
hence gave no direct testimony relating to
the alleged finding of poison In the bodies.
Shortly before noon Mr. Walsh began a
cross-examination of the witness. His
earliest efforts were directed toward an
attempt to show' Dr. Hektoen was a pro
fessional expert witness and worked In
conjunction with the coroner's office In
Chicago. The witness denied such was
An afternoon cession of court was or
dered to permit Dr. Hektoen to finish his
Man and Woman
Accused of M urder
by Use of Poison
Inquiry Into Mysterious Death of
Bride at Arkansas City Results
in Two Arrests.
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan., April 30,-Louls
W. Potterton and Mrs. A. Allen, his foster
mother, were arrested here early today
upon a coroner's warrant that charged
them Jointly with having caused the death
py poison of Mrs. Frances Klmmel-Potter-ton,
wife of O. W. Potterton, a bride of a
few months, who died suddenly In January
The arrests were the culmination of an
Investigation Into Mrs. 1'otterton' s death,
begun by the county attorney and C. S.
Bcckman, his assistant, that extended over
a period of three months.
Mrs. Potterton died after a brief Illness.
The cause of death was given as "Addison's
After the county prosecutor's office had
worked on the case, the coroner took It up
and late last night a warrant was Issued
for tho arrest of Louis W. Potterton and
Mrs. Allen. The warrant charges that Mrs.
Potterton came to her death "from poison,
namely arsenic, administer d by ...the. said.
Mr. Potterton and Mrs. Allen."
Potterton this morning was released upon
furnishing a 110,000 bond to appear for
trial on May 11.
Mr, potterton left real estate valued at
120,000, and a life policy for $6,000. The
Insurance po.try, which was made payable
to her estate, has not been paid.
Big Corporations and Number of In
dividuals Are Indicted at
Savannah, Ga. '
SAVANNAH. April 30 The federal grand
Jury today returned Indictments against tht
Cudahy Packing company, Schwarzschlld &
Suliberger, Swift and company, the Armour
Pucktng company and Nelson Morris and
company, as corporations and against the
Emmet I). Adams, lacal agent at Savan
nah for Swift and company; William D.
Cooper, agent for Armour Packing com
pany, and Fred M. Hull, Jr., agent for
Nelson Morris and company.
THE COMMERCIAL CLUG
Business Men of lloldrege Are the
Guest of Wholesalers at Elab
HOLDREGE. Neb., April 30. 'Special
Telegram.) About 100 traveling men, mem
bers of the local lodge of the United
Commercial Travelers, and visiting brothers,
entertained the Commercial ciub members
and their wives last night at the opera
nouse. rracucaiiy every luimnuci wnoie-
gale firm doing business in western Ne-
braska was represented. An excellent pro-
gram, consisting of pertinent talks on the
relationship of wholesalers and retailers
was given. Music was furnished by a male
quartet and the newly organised Commer
cial Club band. An elaborate banquet was
served, the table delicacies being furnished
by the wholesale grocery and candy firms
of Omaha and Lincoln. C. 15. llarman, K
A. Flummer, Ous Abrahamson and Cliff
Hopkins were the committee on arrange
Big Bill Almy" is Sadly
Called in Untimely Death
People living In the neighborhood of
Twenty-fourth nd Fort streets will be
grieved to learn that "Big Bill Almy" has
crossed the River Styx. Bill was Just a
rooster, the property of W. S. Corcoran,
folonel oiassfords civilian secretary,
.. about ,he b-ei)t roul,er
. . t . dead
I Bill shared the honors of the barnyard
with another rooster, a Rhode Island Red.
It sems that the former seemed to think
that the latter had no particular escusa
tor being on earth, and never lost a chance
to persecute him. The Rhode Island Red
was tor l a husky young fellow of one
year, whilst Big Hill was well udvanced in
years. Owing to the great disparity In
stsa the Rhode Island Red put up with
the persecution on ths theory that a live
coward Is bttur than a dead hero, but
Charges of Wholesale Bribery Made
in Connection with Election of
Senator William Lorimer.
LEGISLATURE MEMBERS SPOTTED
Accused of Receiving Money for
Voting for Official.
GOVERNOR DENEEN IS ON WATCH
United States Attorney Wayman
Gives Out Statement.
WP ARTIES SUMMONED TO APPEAR
Promne Aceaaed of Having- raid
Money for a Vote, but He
Denies the State
CHICAGO. April 30. (Special Telegram.)
Political foundations were shaken today
In a big bribery scandal, following sen
sational charges printed In the Chicago
Tribune that $1,000 each was paid certain
members of the legislature in electing Wil
liam Lorimer United States senator and
that there was in existence an additional
slush fund. The disclosures stirred na
tional, state and county centers and pros
pects for an official congressional Investi
gation at Washington and the possibility
of an extraordinary session of the general
assembly to probe the sensational allega
tion loomed up. State's Attorney Wayman
gave out a statement . declaring he had
summoned the author of the charges to
come to Chicago to be questioned.
Governor Deneen, who left Chicago at
noon, said he would watch developments
closely. The attorney general Is also look
ing Into the case. Charles A. White, a
labor leader and democratic member of
tho legislature from McLean county, con
fesses that he received $1,000 for voting for
Lorimer. He further states that he re
ceived $900 In addition as his share of the
"slush fund," which sets forth his charges
In an article, "Copyright, Vvlfl. by the
Tribune company; all rjghts reserved,"
Blow to Lorimer.
The disclosures came on the eve of the
opening of Senator Lorlmer's two financial
Institutions, the LaSalle Street National
bank and the LaSalle Street Trust com
pany. Lorimer was reported to be In the
woods of Wisconsin today on an automobile
trip when the big sensation broke loose.
Senator Lorimer . rushed back from his
country home at McHenry this afternoon.
Over the long distance telephone It was
stated that he had left there at 1 p. m. In
reply to the confession of White the sen
', "This attack Is a surprise to me. I do
not understand why such a thing should
be printed. I am sure that nobody gave
any money to anyone In the legislature on
my behalf, to White or any one else.''
Lee O'Nell Browne, minority leader of
the house. Is accused by White of having
paid $1,000 for his (White's) vote for Lor
imer. ' "
Browne at the Brlggs house today denied
the charges. The $900, White alleges was
paid him In St. Louis by Robert E. Wilson,
also a member of the legislature.
Charges end counter charges of "dirty
politics" rent the air today following the
publication of White's confession. Friends
of Lorimer were not ready to be quoted.
Some of them were ready to say that
friends of Governor Deneen were responsi
ble for the sensation.
Break of the Deadlock.
According to White he was first appointed
by Browne on May 24, 1909, while the vot
ing was going on for a United States sen
ator. A deadlock had existed for lomi
time. Browne asked White if he would
vote ror Lorimer and White said he could
and would. On May 25 .they met again and
Browne said he would pay $1,000 and a
share of the '"Jackpot," for White's vote
for Lorimer, according to the statement.
On the next day Lorimer was elected on
Joint ballot, many democrats voting for
him, and White among this number.
White says Browne paid him $100 the
next week at Springfield. Later, In Chi
cago, White alleges, Browne paid him $50
and then $S50. At the time he received the
last sum White says that Browne had
$.10,000 In a belt on July 15.. White says he
met Wilson In the Southern hotel In St.
Louis in response to a telegram and re
ceived $900 as his share of the "Jackpot."
White says he met other representatives
in Wilson's room Just before he received
According to White, there was general dis
satisfaction among the members of the
legislature he met in St. Louis, because
tliey did not get mose out of the "Jackpot,"
but that was explained by the fact that
$35,000 was lost to the "Jackpot," because
of the failure of certain legislation to go
Lorimer Oat of Heaeh.
Efforts made early to reach Senator
Lorimer and Representative Wilson were
At Senator Lorlmer's country home at
McHenry, III., woman answering the long
distance telephone declared the senator
had gone out snd would not be back until
afternoon. Representative Wilson was said
to have left his home here as early at 7:30
(Continued on Second Page.)
endurance has a limit even In little roosters.
and the limit was reached yesterday morn
ing. Rig Bill made his usual morning rush
at the gentleman from Rhode Island, but
the latter stood his ground . and squared
for mortal combat. The struggle must
have been a fierce one, for when Mr. Cor
coran visited his chicken yard to look over
his feathered possessions he saw the Rhode
Island Red all covered with blood making
a series of circles around what appeared
to be a wagonload of red feathers. The
old rooster was lying on the ground and
was breathing his last.
Restoratives were applied, but it was
too late. He had crossed the divide. Big
BUI was presented to Mr. Corcoran by
William J. Almy of Council Bluffs about
a ytrar ago and was a remarkably fine
specimen of the Buff Cochin atid was
about 7 years old.
I ZTl7wtV,"v C YOU SHOtMD CMrcnniAfATt i " '
)PEN MAY IQB 1 Wfr 1 I 1 II III'"-' J" FTTPW
nitST ITT LI NX
MR.VERTREES ALLEGES PLOT
Ballinger's Attorney Says Conspiracy
Now Extends to Wickersham.
REQUEST OF , BRANDEIS REFUSED
Consideration of Demand for Mora
Papers Delays Mr. Balllttcer'a
Teettmoar Until After
J ' Kn aalOBt
' . " vT " " 1-
WASHINGTON, April ?-While Secre
tary Balllnger. waited .Impatiently to re
sume the stand and complete his testimony,
the Balllrtger-Plnchot Investigation com
mittee consumed more than two hours at
the beginning of today's session In wrang
ling again over the question whether At
torney General Wickersham should be re
quired to produce papers which the prose
cution' contends would show that he ante
dated his summary to the president of the
Glavls charges against Balllnger.
' By a vote on which Mr. Madison, the
insurgent republican on the committee,
was tho only member to depart from others
of his party, the committee again rejected
Attorney Brandels' request.
If, however, subordinates of Secretary
Ballinger's office have any Information
which would shed light on the preparation
of the summary, Mr. Brandels may have it.
So decided the committee.
fhsrge br Mr, Brandela.
Mr. Brandels charged in addressing the
committee In behalf of his request for doc
uments from the attorney general that
"steps had been taken" after the president
had written his letter dismissing Glavls and
(exonerating Balllnger with the Idea of
"making that appear proper, which was
not proper When done."
In answering Mr. Brandels, Attorney Ver
trees, counsel for Mr. Balllnger, asserted
that the request showed the existence of a
conspiracy directed at persons close to the
president and prompted by "the resentment
of the former secretary of the Interior,
who was not retained, and the revenge of
a man who was removed for misconduct."
Vertreea Alleges Conspiracy.
Mr. Vertrees said three ex-offlclals were
now endeavoring to "lay their hands on
the attorney general because he stands as
one of the advisers to a president who Is
distasteful to them."
Mr. Bulllnger told the committee follow
ing Its decision to grant a portion of the
request, that there had been no communi
cation between his department and the at
torney general regarding the summary, but
the committee did not change Its decision.
So much time was consumed by this mat
ter that Mr. Balllnger had hardly resumed
his testimony before the committee took
its usual luncheon recess. This made it
unlikely that Mr. Balllnger would complete
I his direct testimony In time to allow a
session to begin today.
You will find ah
interesting batch of
all sorts of things.
Everything from a lost stick
pin to a thousand acres of
Homes for all.
Jobs for all.
Places to borrow.
Places to buy.
Bargains of every description.
The Bee'g want section furnishes
reading for a half hour pleasant
reading and profitable.
Gone and Coming
Events in Omaha as Seen by The Be e's
Again Back in
James A. Patten and Associates Are
Buying Freely for May and
NEW YORK, April 30. James A. Patten
and other bull leaders In cotton were back
In the market again today bidding freely
for May and July contracts. Although
they accepted notices yesterday for the de
livery of about 200,000 bales of cotton,
whTch means that they must produce about
$15,000,000 when It Is delivered on Monday,
they were seemingly as anxious as ever o
buy all the cotton In sight.
Trading was quiet, and the volume of
business was not large. Under the pres
sure of tho continued bull movement prices
went still higher and most of the morn
ing were 8 to 20 points above yesterday's
Tariffs Filed by Western Lines Affect
Transfer Points on Mississippi
WASHINGTON. April 80. Railroad
freight rates throughout the country will
be materially Increased by tariffs filed with
the Interstate Commerce commission to
day by western trunk lines. The rates
changed primarily affect points on and
between Missouri river and Mississippi
river transfers and proportionately will In
crease the rates from those points to At
lantic and Pacific seaboard terminals.
TO RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
Eighty Stndenta of Law, Medicine
and Dentistry to Go Forth
Eighty young Crelghton graduates will
receive diplomas at the Brandels theater
this evening, the commencement exercises
being held of the departments of law,
medicine and dentistry.
Aside from that feature of the program
most Interesting tq the graduates, the re
ceiving of their parchments, the exercises
call for several noteworthy events. Among
these will be the chief address, which Js
to be given by former Judge Martin J.
Wade of Iowa City, la. Mr. Wade Is a
comparatively young attorney, hut among
the leaders of the Iowa bar. Me has been
a prominent figure In democratic polities
ln the Hawkeye state and has served In
The law graduates of Crelghton wfll be
sworn in as full fledged Nebraska ' at
torneys by Justice Hsrnes of the state su
How Big is Omaha?
What Some Peopl
Haiel Snow. 2S04 S. 32
Kate lxiuKhran, lunning
Chris Petersen, 115 S. 24
Catherine (Joes, 124 N. SI
...Mrs. O. VV. Hyde. .'19 tiurdette
Frank Pusposll, 1.(22 S. 11
...Clarence Murphy, aio4 Webster
Ulltatieth Ryan. 1442 N. 20
.Marguerite MrCabe. 1821 Ontnr.o
Ernest Bfnhart, Taylor
O. 8. baton. 2.V3 HI. Mary's
Mrs. tiuy Keward. Neola
11. K. Mcl'ord, & 8. 24
liavld Louden, South Omaha
C. C. Rurker. 702 N. U
Mary K. (iraham, 4;?) N. 3a
Charles Simons, 2MS Iwey
J. C. Simons. 261 Dewey
D. D. lawtnn, 1M1 N. IS
J. B. Sedgwick. York
The Census Man
EDITORS AIR THEIR VIEWS
Prosperity and Politics Discussed by
the Moulders of Opinion.
BRYAN IN MUCH OF A DILEMMA
Writers from the Paelfle Coast
Believe the tlaestlon of Com
merce Overshadows Every
: NEW YORK, April 80 (Special Tle
gram.) The two favorite subjects for
editors are prosperity and politics. That
was demonstrated here this week by the
opinion moulders who were ln attendance at
the convention of the American Newspaper
Publishers' association. During the latter
half of the week this city was the editorial
center of the United States. Speaking of
politics, Colonel Clark Howell of the At
lanta Constitution put It this way:
"Scratch a publisher and you will find a
political forecast. Scratch the right pub
.Isher, If he Is also an editor, and you will
find a political forecaster who will cause
you to rise up on your political toes, and
who will send a thrill down your political
spine and then up again while you watt."
Then Colonel Howell warmed to his subject
and spoke as follows:
"If Theodore Roosevelt Is nominated two
years hence he will spilt the solid south
He would carry perhaps six of the southern
states. The south likes Mr. Taft very much
personally, but politically It believes he has
lost out. If Mr. Roosevelt were nominated
I believe he could carry Georgia for one
Victor Rosewater, editor of The Omaha
Bee, Is a republican and the representative
of Nebraska upon the national committee.
Mr. Rosewater sues the political situation
In this way:
Brrsn in a Dilentius.
"Mr. Bryan is ln a dilemma no .matter
what happens ln the national arena, but
nobody ln Nebraska knows what Is going
to happen. We now have not only a direct
primary law, but the Oregon plan for the
selection of United States senators. Mr.
Bryan has recently advocated' the county
option plan for liquor selling. This Is the
stand taken by the prohibitionists, who see
In it an advantage toward complete prohibi
tion. Mr. Bryan also demands that candi
dates shall stand by the platforms of their
parties. We must await developments."
W. W. Chapin of the Seattle (Wash.)
Post-Intelligencer preferred prosperity for
his topic. Said he:
"Seattle Is the equal In public spirit of
any other city In the universe, and as for
the Puget Sound country, I can see nothing
but unbounded prosperity. Seattle has
moved one-tenth of the total amount of
earth that will have been moved In digging
the Panama canal In the regradlng of the
city. It has been a big thing to plan, but
our people are used to big things, and that
they are ready for great projects for the
future Is assured. There has been no reac
tion In Seattle. Other cities have felt a
business setback following a big national
(Continued on fitscond Pige.
Think About It
1 129.000 Elmer J. Larson, 2S6 R. 26
1 147. MO Mrs. C. A. Serrot, Dunning
U''2.17. J. H. Hampton, Wakefield
147. t.'! David' Noble, SiOfi Hawthorn
148. """ Mrs. E. J. Wolfard, Button
1-0.777 E. J. Wells, lxlng.on
!l'M..7B Mrs. Budd Akin. Clarinda
; 117.827 Ella J. I'yle. Wayne
! H2,345 Emma (Sreen, Overton
I ltX.2:a Alan McDonald. 31(12 Woolworlh
147,:) Gertrude Mxttson, KiM a i2
I 145.3.(3 Frits Staeker, St.12 N aO
1:4.521 M. K. Wallao 9va i i . .1.7:
'14.445 Harry l-arnen. smi a iR
13-. 1M O.' E.' Reynolds, it. 23 Capitol
l'3.i0l Price Terrell, 1122 Dodge
l!i,i' I -on J. Traynor, Paxton
143,729 Mnry J. Carey, 632 8. JO
li-VSJo...,, Glenn M. Campbell, Kearney
137, (Kit Thecdore Dugger. Grand Island
Is Counting Now.
Governor Shallenbcrger Will Act if
Bryan Comes with Written
Pledges from Members.
STATEMENT IS GIVEN TO PUBLIC
Must Say Will Vote for Initiative
EXECUTIVE HAS FAVORED FLAN
Gives a Chance to Dispose of the
REQUEST MANDATE OF PEOPLE
Democrats at Kra Orrr the
Tarn Affairs Have Taken
Within the l'nst Tevr
(. i mil n Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April 30. (Special. ) Governor
Shallenberer will call an extra session of
the state legislature, providing Mr. Bryan
brings to him a written pledge from three
fifths of the members t hat they will vote
for the Initiative and referendum. This
the governor said In a statement Issued
late this afternoon.
Governor Shallenberger held back hl
statement until after 5 o'clock, waiting for
the appearance of a committee fromMie
Direct Legislation league, which had iiHWo
an appointment to call upon him and urgt
The chairman of the committee, George
Woods, of a commercial agency, telephoned
that he was unable 1 get his committee
The statement Issued by Governor Shall
enberger Is as follows:
"The governor said that the subject of
calling an extra session of the legislature
had not recently been brought to his at
tention, nor had he known of Mr. Bryan's
views upftn It prior to itil publication in the
press of yesterday.
"The question of an extra session is one
Involving considerable expense to the state
and a demand upon the time of the mem
bers at a busy season of the year, and
should only be considered by reason of an
extraordinary demand for such a session
or because of an extraordinary occasion.
Some months ago the question was brought
before me and I consulted with many mem
bers of both houses of the legislature upon
the matter. After mature consideration at
the time I Issued a statement and deter
mined that it would not be possible to
pass a bill to submit the Initiative and
referendum amendment td the people If I
convened the legislature in extra session,
as the poll showed the number of votes
required by our constitution could not be
secured In favor of such an amendment at
Thing Have Chanced.
"Things may have changed since then,
but notice of it has not come to this
office." . ,.i
Commenting upon Mr. Bryan's letter to
the members of the legislature regarding
an extra session, the governor said:
"I have always favored tho principle nf
the Initiative and referendum, because
matters such as the liquor question which
ure of such nature that party lines are but
little considered in their solution, can best
be voted upon ln this manner. It Is also
a fundamental democratic principle that
legislation should be brought as closely
home to the people as possible. Of course
the necessary constitutional three-fifths of
the members of each house rhould Indicate
In writing that they would support sn
Initiative and referendum amendment, simi
lar to tho one that passed the house last
session, then I would take this wrftten
request as a mandate from the people of
the state and would convene the legislature
ln speclul session for the purpose of sub
mitting such an amendment to the voters
of the state.
"I do not know what replies Mr. Bryan
has received to his letter sent out to the
several members of the legislature. It Is
doubtless too early for him to have beard
from many of them. Without a platform
pledge to solidify party spirit and to hold
men ln line It Is difficult to get men on
party to agree upon particular bill as
Important as this matter now under con
sideration." Nnlrlt of Unrest.
Th re was a spirit of unrest here all dur
Ir.g the day. This may have been due,
however, Jo a presentment that at any
moment the Peerless ' Leader might move
In to take charge of the affairs of state.
All because Mr. Bryan hopes to keep
the democratic party from taking a stand
on the liquor qiiefllon ln Nebraska. As a
savior he demanded that the governor call
the legislature in ft-a. session and fores
the submission of the initiative and refer
endum. Quick to respond to the call of the ex
ecutive was Arthur Mullen this morning
The keeper of the executive confidence
bad been asleep at the switch during thf
absence of the governor, or he may have
prevented that Bryan command. And yet
h-f. advocates the extra session now.
And then on his heels there came Labei
Commissioner Maupln, and he, too, favors
the extra session.
The if- there came W. Z. Taylor, repre
sentative from Hitchcock county, who,
though noncommittal, said hf.. probably .
would be In New Jersey when the sessior,
Is culled attending a Presbyterian meeting
to which he Is a delegate.
Senator Laverty was nxl, but It Is not
of record thut he conferred with the chief
executive. Mr. Iaverty was Incensed with
a bunch of alleged republicans here ln Lin
coln who an endeavoring to commit th
party to the extra session. "It Is none of
my affair," said the senator. "Let the
democrats fight It out."
HnntluK Place to .and.
Judge Good camo along in the afternoon,
but what he had to say was ssld only to
the governor and Arthur Mullen.
Appointees- of the governor aad others
scouted around during the night and today
trying to find out Just what would be the
proper thing to do to save the party, tho
governor and Mr. Bryan's political dignity.
Adjutant General Hartlgan If he con
ferred at all with the governor, advised
him to cut loose and refuse to obey the
commands of any man.
The scenery bad been set for the ap
pearance of Mayor Love at the head of a
committee from the so-called Direct Legis
lation league to advise the governor, but
for soma reason the committee failed to
show up during the morning. Mayor Love
I said he did not know he havi been ay-
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